Let’s get into the Marvel Comics offerings while we are at the Comic Book Solicitations time of the month. It’s always a fun way to start our coverage for me since I’m a pretty active reader here at the Metal Command HQ. As usual I am presenting the first issue offerings only and not the concurrently running titles. Cover art and premise comes care of the provided stuff from Marvel Entertainment PR and I’ll close up with some additional opinion on them at the close. Here we go.
CIVIL WAR II: ULYSSES #1 (OF 3) A CIVIL WAR II PREQUEL! How did Ulysses join the Inhumans? What difficult journey did he have to go through to master his powers?
Al Ewing (W) • Jefte Palo (A) Cover by Francesco Francavilla
MARVEL TSUM TSUM #1 (of 4): In case you’ve been living under a rock, Tsum Tsums are HUGE! Well, not LITERALLY (they’re actually pretty tiny) but these seemingly cute and cuddly creatures are sweeping the globe! So what happens when these pint-sized piles of fur find their way into the Marvel Universe? After a crate of them falls to Earth en route to THE COLLECTOR, one small group of Brooklyn teenagers will find out! Featuring all of your favorite Marvel heroes and villains, this is sure to be TSUM-thing you won’t want to miss!
Jacob Chabot (W) • DAVID BALDEON (A) COVER BY CHRIS SAMNEE
ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS ANNUAL #1: You’ve dreamed of it, you’ve asked for it, you’ve longed for it – and now, you’re going to GET it! No Avenger is safe from – the fan fiction of Kamala Khan! Featuring a bevy of special guest creators!
G. Willow Wilson, Mark Waid, Faith Erin Hicks & More (W); Mahmud Asrar, Veronica Fish, Faith Erin Hicks & More (A)
GUIDEBOOK TO THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE – MARVEL’S AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON #1 When the threat of Ultron rears its computerized head, the Avengers must assemble once again — and the MCU Guidebook is right there with them! Our comprehensive coverage of the fan-favorite Marvel Studios films and Marvel Television shows continues as we reveal everything you need to know about Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ second big-screen blockbuster! With fact sheets, movie-to-comic comparisons and behind-the-scenes production art and stills, this issue is packed with profiles and updates on the Avengers themselves — Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Hulk — as well as allies and new members including Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, War Machine, Falcon and Vision! And don’t forget Ultron himself! Plus: Nick Fury! Loki’s scepter! And more! Relive the thrills of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and continue building your indispensable library of Cinematic Universe reference books!
Written by Mike O’sullivan & THE OHOTMU TEAM Cover by Mike Del Mundo
UNCANNY INHUMANS ANNUAL #1: The Inhumans travel to India! Months ago, the Terrigen Mist made its way through Mumbai and transformed Dinesh Deol into the Inhuman Grid. But what threats did the Mist create, and why are the Inhumans only addressing it now?
Charles Soule (W) • Kev Walker (A) COVER BY Jamal Campbell
DAREDEVIL ANNUAL #1: Do you hear that? It sounds like an Echo…
Charles Soule & Roger Mckenzie (W) • Vanesa R. Del Rey (A/C)
A YEAR OF MARVELS: THE UNSTOPPABLE #1: Sam Alexander’s finding it hard to cope with the fact that his dad is M.I.A. in the far reaches of space. Luckily, this Father’s Day, Nova’s got the chance to help former New Warrior Midnight’s Fire put his family back together. But when Iron Man shows up to inform his young teammate he’s backing the wrong horse, will Nova cool his jets? Celebrating the Fourth of July is complicated enough for a patriotic symbol turned soviet assassin, but then Hydra agents had to go and rob the Winter Soldier’s secret storage locker. Who sent them? What do they want? Bucky doesn’t care — he just wants his #$%& back.
Paul Allor & Chuck Wendig (W) Diego Olortegui & Juanan Ramirez (A) Cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL
ALL-NEW WOLVERINE ANNUAL #1: An All-New Story featuring Your Favorite Surviving Claw-Popping Characters! All-New Wolverine + Spider-Gwen = All-New Wolvergwen And Spiderine! Gabby The World’s Most Dangerous Little Sister! Plus: Jonathan The Wolverine!
Tom Taylor (W) • Marcio Takara (A) Cover By Cameron Stewart
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m not going to lie to you readers but I have been less than thrilled with the happenings in the whole “Civil War II” scenarios so am no longer picking up the individual issues. I’m thinking that when it’s all said and done that I will investigate a few of the collected editions provided they are conveniently priced. I’m also thinking of only getting the characters that speak to me most as a reader and those ones that I have been following as a fan for a long time. What do you readers think of these recent Marvel offerings? Are they on your pull list as well? Let me know in the comments section.
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