Marvel Comics First Issues Coming In April 2018

Hello my friends, today is one of those wild occurrences because its not only the Passover and Easter holidays, but its also April Fools Day and we hope that this notice finds you well. I’m ready to start an exciting month of media stuff and will be dishing out the first issues and special occurences that are heading to the racks of our local comic book retailer from the Marvel Comics side of the fence down below. So, without any further adieu, let’s get down to business. As always the larger copy and visuals come from the publicity side of the House Of Ideas but these bookend editorial notes are all us. Remember that many issues have variant covers and there are dozens of other concurrently running titles on the stands that we do not feature here.

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“Hunt For Wolverine” #1

THE HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1: The RETURN OF WOLVERINE begins here, providing the first piece of a mystery that will leave no corner of the Marvel Universe untouched. Just as the X-Men have finally come to terms with Logan’s death, they learn a terrible secret. Old wounds will be re-opened, truths questioned, and an epic quest begun. The earliest clues to the mystery of Wolverine’s return are laid down here… who will solve it first? 56 PGS./ONE-SHOT.

Charles Soule (W) • David Marquez (A); Cover by Steve McNiven

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“Captain America” #700

CAPTAIN AMERICA #700: OUT OF TIME CONCLUSION! Cap is finally “OUT OF TIME”! Frozen in time, awakened in a decimated future and once again a man out of his era, there is only one way for Steve Rogers to restore order and rebuild civilization—and that’s to rule it as King Captain America! No dream, no hoax, no lie, this IS Cap and this IS happening, believe it or not! PLUS: Mark Waid delivers an untold tale from Captain America’s past, featuring the classic artwork of Jack Kirby! 56 PGS.

MARK WAID (W) • CHRIS SAMNEE (A/C)

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“Exiles” #1

EXILES #1: INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW VALKYRIE! DON’T BLINK – THE EXILES ARE BACK! Fan-favorite X-Man Blink once joined a team destined to save not just the world, but the entire Multiverse. And now, her teleporting talents are needed once again! When a mysterious threat begins eating away at the fabric of the Multiverse, the Unseen – the man once known as Nick Fury who now can only observe Earth from a lofty post on the moon – must recruit a champion to save it. But she can’t do it alone. Who will join Blink’s new team – and can they ever go home again? 32 PGS.

SALADIN AHMED (W) • JAVIER RODRIGUEZ (A); Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ

EXILES #2: SHE COMES FROM THE LAND OF THE ICE AND SNOW! …and enchanted hammers! The Exiles land in Asgard just in time to aid Valkyrie in a fight against the fire demon Surtur! But the Lord of Ragnarok is the least of their problems. The Time-Eater is hot on the team’s heels, and when he takes Asgard, no Valhalla awaits Valkyrie or her new friends. Good thing they’re about to pick up a Wolverine! And he’s got red on his claws. The mystery of the stolen pies starts here as Blink completes her new team of multiversal champions! 32 PGS.

SALADIN AHMED (W) • JAVIER RODRIGUEZ (A); Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ

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“Domino” #1

DOMINO #1: BAD LUCK AND TROUBLE Part 1. Impossible curves. Impossible shots. Impossible targets. Marvel’s #1 soldier of fortune is back in an explosive new ongoing series! The product of a failed super-soldier program, Neena Thurman always made her own luck as the sharpshooting mercenary known as Domino… but what happens when her own powers betray her? The hunter becomes the hunted as every mercenary in the game smells blood in the water! Plus: A pair of beloved Marvel characters return! 32 PGS.

Gail Simone (W) • DAVID BALDEON (A); Cover by Greg Land & Frank D’armata

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“Marvel Rising” #0

MARVEL RISING #0: KICKING OFF MARVEL RISING! This April SQUIRREL GIRL meets MS. MARVEL – for the very first time! When Doreen Green (also known as the unbeatable Squirrel Girl) volunteers as head counselor for an extra-curricular computer programming camp, little does she know that junior counselor Kamala Khan moonlights as crime fighting super hero Ms. Marvel! But this coding camp is more than just ones and zeros when A.I.M. makes an appearance! Will our heroes be able to save the campers without blowing their secret identities? Join Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, America, Inferno, and Patriot as they learn exactly what it means to be a young hero in the Marvel Universe – and what it means to be a hero to each other.
32 PGS./RATED T …FREE

DEVIN GRAYSON (W) • MARCO FAILLA (A); COVER BY HELEN CHEN

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“Venomized” #1

VENOMIZED #1 (OF 5): VENOMIZED Part 1. The story that began in VENOMVERSE reaches its epic conclusion with VENOMIZED! The POISONS, a species that hungers for super-powered symbiotes and their hosts, have picked their next target…THE MARVEL UNIVERSE ITSELF! Their first objective? Put every superhuman in a Klyntar symbiote – and CONSUME THEM! But with VENOM and the X-MEN still missing after the events of “Poison-X,” the planet, and its heroes, is defenseless! 40 PGS.

CULLEN BUNN (W) • IBAN COELLO (A); Cover by NICK BRADSHAW

VENOMIZED #2 (OF 5): VENOMIZED Part 2. Venom and the X-Men have returned from the extraterrestrial adventures of “Poison-X” to find dozens of heroes and villains bonded with Klyntar symbiotes – and none of ’em are happy about it! The grand plans of the Poisons begins to make themselves known…including their designs for Cletus Kasady! One Avenger might not make out in one piece! 32 PGS.

CULLEN BUNN (W) • IBAN COELLO (A); Cover by NICK BRADSHAW

VENOMIZED #3 (OF 5): VENOMIZED Part 3. With one of their strongest allies consumed by the Poisons, the heroes of Earth must rally and stand against one of their own! Meanwhile, the Poisons have been working in secret to shore up their defenses, but have they thought of everything? 32 PGS.

CULLEN BUNN (W); IBAN COELLO (A); Cover by NICK BRADSHAW

VENOMIZED #4 (OF 5): VENOMIZED Part 4. The battle rages between Earth’s VENOMIZED defenders and the POISON invaders, bent on consuming all symbiotes – and life itself – in our universe! The X-Men think they have a new ally in the fight, one that could turn the tide! VENOM and Earth’s heroes gamble on a risky counterattack to end things…for better or worse! 32 PGS.

CULLEN BUNN (W) • KEVIN LIBRANDA (A); Cover by NICK BRADSHAW

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“Avengers: Shards Of Infinity” #1

AVENGERS: SHARDS OF INFINITY #1: EARTH’S – AND THE MOON’S – MIGHTIEST HEROES? A new threat has emerged: An evil organization calling itself LUNAR has been secretly building a powerful weapon on the surface of the Earth’s moon. BLACK WIDOW infiltrates the group to uncover an even more startling revelation: Their weapon is powered by shards of the COSMIC CUBE! Legendary creators Ralph Macchio and Andrea Di Vito bring CAPTAIN AMERICA, BLACK PANTHER, THE FALCON and BLACK WIDOW together for a cosmic thrill ride you won’t want to miss – and new villains you won’t want to mess with! 32 PGS.

RALPH MACCHIO (W) • ANDREA DI VITO (A/C)

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“Thanos Annual” #1

THANOS ANNUAL #1: STARRING COSMIC GHOST RIDER! Thanos is likely the most evil being in the universe…and if anyone would know, it’s the all-new Cosmic Ghost Rider. Let the spirit of vengeance be your guide on a tour through the worst of the worst, as he reveals the most heinous deeds ever perpetrated by the Mad Titan…or by anyone else! 40 PGS.

Donny Cates, Kieron Gillen, Al Ewing, Ryan North, Christopher Hastings, & Katie Cook (W); Geoff Shaw, Katie Cook, Frazer Irving & TBD (A)

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“Marvel Super Hero Adventures” #1

MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES #1 (OF 5): SPIDER-MAN SWINGS INTO WAKANDA IN AN ADVENTURE FOR ALL AGES! Wakanda?! You mean the home of the Black Panther, one of the world’s fiercest warriors and a member of the Avengers? That’s right! When Spider-Man’s archenemy Doctor Octopus goes on the hunt for the incredible metal Vibranium, it’ll take the combined might of not one, but TWO beloved heroes to take him down! Can Spider-Man and Black Panther work together to keep Vibranium out of Doc Ock’s eight hands — or will the villain turn the tide?

ALL-NEW ALL-AGES SERIES! “Marvel Super Hero Adventures is a chance to introduce the great heroes of Marvel to a brand new generation in exciting stories with lessons, adventures, and action that readers of all ages have come to expect from the House of Ideas! Each issue features Spider-Man teaming up with characters both classic, such as Black Panther and Doctor Strange, and popular new faces like Ms Marvel. Together they battle villains like Doc Ock, Taskmaster, Venom and more. This is the book you can pick up and share with anyone from your kids to your friends!” – Writer, Jim McCann
32 PGS./ALL-AGES

JIM MCCANN (W) • DARIO BRIZUELA (A); Cover by GURIHIRU

PiercingMetal Thoughts: So there you have it. A whole bunch of awesome issues to hold your interest until the opening of “Avengers: Infinity War” and I cannot tell you how excited I am for this film. This is the one we’ve been building towards for the last ten years and if the trailers are any indication of what this holds in terms of spectacle then I think we are in great hands. There are numerous posts related to the film here on the website already so just click HERE to see them if you missed some of them. As far as these titles go for the month of April there are quite a few that I want to add to the collection and some that I will be perusing on the racks first. Don’t forget that this is also going to be a month of brand new one-dollar issues for the next “True Believers” line which focus on the premise of “Infinity”. I shined the spotlight on those on THIS LINK in case you missed it. Be sure to snap all of those up because you know you want a shiny new reading copy of these classics. Alright that is it for me, now its time to get myself prepared for holiday gathering with the family. We wish you a Happy Passover and Happy Easter if you celebrate either of those and if none of them are your holiday – please enjoy your Sunday.

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