Hello my fine feathered comic book reading friends, we are now here in February and getting down to the nitty gritty of some of the first issues that are heading our way this month from the Marvel Comics side. As you know I only feature the first go rounds and not the individual monthly rest of it since there are plenty of websites doing that for you already. There is some interesting stuff coming along with three titles from the “Daredevil” mythology and more one-shots for the massive “Monsters Unleashed” event. Check it out below with the art and press copy that comes care of the Marvel Comics publicity side. Remember that each of these will come with a couple of variant covers done by other creative sorts and those “Monsters Unleashed” editions have a very fun “Gwensters Unleashed” variant to enjoy. Those covers were showcased already on THIS POST in case you missed it. Here we go.
KINGPIN #1: WILSON FISK BUILDS A BRAND-NEW EMPIRE! The KINGPIN has done bad things. Deplorable things. He has cheated the law. He has blackmailed rivals. He has killed. But that’s all in the past. The Kingpin is back in the city that he loves and ready to make his mark as a titan of legitimate industry, but needs to rekindle his public image. When Wilson Fisk makes disgraced journalist SARAH DEWEY an offer she can’t refuse, the spiraling saga of crime and betrayal begins anew. Don’t miss the start of Kingpin’s ongoing series, written by breakout writer MATTHEW ROSENBERG and illustrated in the heavy noir stylings of BEN TORRES, as Manhattan’s criminal mastermind returns to the Big Apple with honorable intentions, but no one in his circle remains pure on his climb back to the top.
MATTHEW ROSENBERG (W) • BEN TORRES (A); Cover by JEFF DEKAL
ELEKTRA #1: CASINO BATTLE ROYALE! Running from her tumultuous past, ELEKTRA attempts to lose herself in a vibrant sea of neon, noise and anonymity: LAS VEGAS. But how long can a former ninja assassin really hope to escape the vortex of violence that encompasses her life…especially when there’s a new player in Sin City that has her in his sights for his newest game? Enter: Arcade.
MATT OWENS (W) • ALEC MORGAN (A); Cover by ELIZABETH TORQUE
BULLSEYE #1 (of 5): SHOOT FIRST! Daredevil, Elektra, Punisher… You name ’em, Bullseye beat ’em. But that was just business… This? This is pleasure. What does the world’s greatest assassin do for fun? Find out what Bullseye gets involved in for laughs in this deadly first issue, way down in South America!
Ed Brisson (W) • Guillermo Sanna (A); Cover By Dave Johnson
DOCTOR STRANGE #1.MU: A MONSTERS UNLEASHED TIE-IN! Doctor Strange gets sucked into the monster event of the year! Too bad for the Marvel Universe that Strange is at his lowest power levels. What’s a Sorcerer Supreme to do?
CHIP ZDARSKY (W) • JULIAN LOPEZ (A); Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY
CHAMPIONS #1.MU: A MONSTERS UNLEASHED TIE-IN! An endangered habitat! A peaceful protest! And a team of freelance troubleshooters determined to end the work-stoppage at any cost! Sounds like a job for the Champions, right? Only, nobody mentioned anything about GIANT MONSTERS FALLING FROM THE SKY!
JEREMY WHITLEY (W) • RO STEIN & TED BRANDT (A); Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
UNCANNY INHUMANS #1.MU: The epic battle marvel fans have been waiting for, drawn by today’s greatest artists! A terrible twosome of LEVIATHON MONSTERS has crashed down in Rome, and with Earth’s Heroes spread thin, it’s up to Medusa and the UNCANNY INHUMANS to stop them! But when one of the monsters sets its sights on a small village, Crystal and Swain are cut off from their team – and one is gravely injured. A comrade down, a titan on her tail, and a group of people counting on her, one hero must dig deep and face her inner demons to take down a TITANIC THREAT.
PAUL ALLOR (W) • BRIAN LEVEL (A); Cover by MICHAEL WALSH
ALL-NEW X-MEN #1.MU: A MONSTERS UNLEASHED TIE-IN! As monsters fall from the sky, the ALL-NEW X-MEN find themselves in NEW ORLEANS – but this trip is going to involve more than beignets and gumbo! While the rest of her team enjoys Mardi Gras in the city, WOLVERINE travels deep into the bayou with an old friend to investigate several mysterious disappearances. What will they end up finding? And what do the mysterious giant monsters wreaking havoc around the world have to do with it? Pick up this blockbuster tie-in to the epic MONSTERS UNLEASHED event and find out!!
Jeremy Whitley (W) • Carlo Barberi (A); Cover By Adam Kubert
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Well it looks like I have a bunch of books to buy this month since I am generally purchasing all of the first issues when I like the overall premise and after the Netflix series awoke a greater appreciation of the Daredevil story I want to see what these new series are all about. I admit that it’s pretty weird to find three new titles featuring his cast of characters being released. I wonder if we will get one for the Night Nurse and perhaps something along the lines of Perry Mason with a “Matt Murdock Attorney at Law”. Then there are the four one-shot editions that connect you to the “Monsters Unleashed” stories. I love my heroes but I have to say that I love my giant Kaiju monsters just as much so seeing some of the super powered favorites stop the mayhem and destruction is of great interest to me. What do you readers think of these offerings from Marvel Comics? Will you be adding any of them to your weekly pull list? Let me know in the comments section below and don’t forget, this month is also the release of “10” different Wolverine themed “True Believers” titles. The first two came out on Wednesday so hopefully you didn’t miss them. You can see the full rundown of those on the post that lives on THIS LINK. See you next time.
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