Wow was that a fun-filled October or what? I’m saying it like that because not only did we have a lot of awesome Metal shows to slam around at but also a ton of super cool comic books to read and of course the latest edition of NY Comic Con which I know so many of our regional readers had assembled at in force. So here we are now in November and we will be getting “27” new series from Marvel Comics which amounts to almost a new title per day of the month if you wanted to get playful with math. For the sake of shopping and my own sanity I have marked down all of the new series coming out this month from Marvel Comics and they are listed alphabetically for easy visual digestion. Some will hit the stands this coming week and the rest as the month progresses. As usual the cover art and premise/creative team comes from the publicity team over at Marvel and then I’ll be chiming in. Better start requesting a couple of extra shifts at work to cover this amount of monthly titles because there are just so darned many to choose from. I suggest you keep a pencil and paper near you as you make your way through this massive grouping. Here we go.
All-New, All-Different Avengers #1-2: The Avengers are dead–long live the Avengers! Earth’s Mightiest Heroes–Captain America, Thor, Vision, and Iron Man–are living separate lives, not tied to any team–but when a threat from beyond the stars targets our world, fate draws them together once more, alongside Nova, Ms. Marvel, and Miles Morales a.k.a. Spider-Man!
Mark Waid (w) • Issue #1 – Adam Kubert & Mahmud Asrar (A) – Issue #2 – Adam Kubert (A); Covers by Alex Ross
All-New Hawkeye #1: Hawkeye and Hawkeye take aim at another season. But it’s not all straight as an arrow for Clint and Kate. A deep-seated rift that stretches across time, brings old man Clint and a wiser Kate back together as they chase down mistakes from their past. The star-studded team of Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez return, bringing you another inspired look at the world of Hawkeye.
Jeff Lemire (W) • Ramón Pérez (a/C)
All-New Wolverine #1-2: Laura Kinney Embraces Her Destiny. Here! Comes! Wolverine! X-23 was created to be a weapon and for a time, that’s all she was. But with the help of her mentor, LOGAN—the original WOLVERINE—she escaped that dark past. Tragically, Logan has fallen, but Laura will continue in his footsteps as a hero. Recent events have her doing everything in her power to keep those around her alive, as violent forces are hell-bent on mutual destruction. If anyone can stop them, it’s Laura. She is the best there is at what she does. She is THE ALL-NEW WOLVERINE.
Tom Taylor (w) • David Lopez & David Navarrot (a); CoverS by Bengal
All-New X-Men #1-2: Hated and feared more than ever, the world is a dangerous place for mutants. As the few remaining X-MEN retreat into seclusion, a handful of mutant teenagers refuse to allow their destiny to be decided for them. CYCLOPS. BEAST. ICEMAN. ANGEL. THE ALL-NEW WOLVERINE. KID APOCALYPSE. OYA. Stepping out of the shadows of their predecessors, the ALL-NEW X-MEN are striking out on their own, determined to write their own futures!
Dennis Hopeless (W) • Mark Bagley (A/C)
Amazing Spider-Man #1.1: The dead are walking in Harlem and Spider-Man’s going to do something about it. But when the trail leads straight to The Santerians, Spidey’s finds out he bit off more than he can chew. Television’s Agent Carter writer Jose Molina and superstar artist Simone Bianchi bring the heroes hidden since Daredevil: Father back into the spotlight!
Jose Molina (W) • Simone Bianchi (A/C)
Avengers vs. Infinity #1: The Avengers take on their most powerful foes in four thrilling adventures! Dangerous Asgardian treasures have been lost…and the Avengers are on the hunt to get them back! But will the Avengers still prevail when they’re fighting…each other? Featuring Doctor Doom, Dracula, and the Blood Brothers!
Joe Caramagna (W) Ron Lim And Wellington Alves (A) Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky
Black Knight #1: What do you do when it’s your destiny to be damned? For centuries, that is the question that has plagued each wielder of the Ebony Blade… with all of them eventually meeting untimely ends due to the sword’s curse. And it is the question the current Black Knight, Dane Whitman, must ask himself as his addiction to the blade grows ever stronger and he finds himself in the aptly named Weirdworld. What are the circumstances that brought him to leave Earth and enter this strange and dangerous realm? And what do the Uncanny Avengers have to do with it? Find out here in this new ongoing tale of sword, sorcery and one man’s struggle to not lose his soul.
Frank Tieri (w) • Luca Pizzari (A) Cover By Julian Totino Tedesco
Carnage #1-2: Get ready to scream! Carnage, the homicidal symbiote is back, and he’s leaving a trail of bodies behind him. The FBI is hot on his trail, with a different playbook since their serial killer is a super villain. They’re equipped with the latest sonic tech and a team including military hero/astronaut John Jameson and a reformed Eddie Brock/Toxin! But when Carnage escapes into an abandoned coal mine, the FBI’s plan is starting to look like a trap… for THEM!
Gerry Conway (W) • Mike Perkins (a) CoverS by Michael Del Mundo
Deadpool #1-2: He’s annoying. He’s dangerous. He smells terrible. But the public love him. That’s right—the Merc with the Mouth may make money for missions of murky morality…but he’s become the most popular hero in the world for it. Eat that, Spidey! The world belongs to…DEADPOOL. The fan favorite team of Gerry Duggan and Mike Hawthorne return to bring Deadpool in to his most successful adventures yet!
Gerry Duggan (W) • Mike Hawthorne (A) Covers By Tony Moore
Drax #1: UFC Fighter CM Punk Makes His Mighty Marvel Debut! Drax the Destroyer is the muscle for the Guardians of the Galaxy, but what does he do when he’s not adventuring through space with the Guardians? He lets his bloodthirsty quest for revenge take the pilot seat, of course! Determined to find and kill Thanos once and for all, Drax is ready to take on the universe. But when you’re tooling around the universe in a ship aptly named “The Space Sucker”, an unwavering desire for bloodshed isn’t enough to keep a mission from derailing. Drax crash lands into his wildest adventures ever, encountering foes no one will ever expect! The depths of space may not be big enough to contain this much grit, vengeance and all-out action!
Cm Punk & Cullen Bunn (W) • Scott Hepburn (A/C)
Hercules #1: “Still going Strong” he World’s first super hero decides it’s time to get backT in the game, protect the innocent, defend the world, and generally remind everyone why he set the mark for heroism in the first place. Make way… Hercules is back! The greatest son of Olympus is thrown into the fight against threats ancient and modern, and Hercules demonstrates that a legend, no matter how strong he is, survives on his experience, and his ability to move with the times. A modern world, an age-old hero… and blockbuster action!
Dan Abnett (W) • Luke Ross (A) Cover by Clay Mann
Howard the Duck #1: First spectacular issue! A great jumping on point! Sure to go up in value! Don’t miss out on the series everyone is calling “Howard the Duck”! The last page will shock you! Nothing will EVER be the same again! Hey! Where are you going? Come back! Waugh!
Chip Zdarsky (W) • Joe Quinones (a/C)
Illuminati #1: “Bad guys win every day… why not us?” How do the villains of the Marvel Universe live in a world where the sky is constantly filled with heroes? What do they do when they want out of that life? There is no escape. No future. Who saves the villains? The Hood believes he might be that savior. He wants everyone to have a place at the table. Now all he needs to do is build his army… Featuring Titania, Mad Thinker, Thunderball, Black Ant and Enchantress, Illuminati is a tale of villains just trying to survive in the All-New All-Different Marvel Universe.
Joshua Williamson (W) • Shawn Crystal (a) Cover by Riley Rossmo
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man: Spider-Verse #1: Join Spidey on his wildest adventure yet, when the Green Goblin transports him to alternate dimensions…each with its own alternate Spider-Man (or Woman!) Don’t miss the start of this unprecedented 4-part series: SPIDER-VERSE! Adapted by Joe Caramagna
Max Ride: Ultimate Flight #1:
The Mighty Thor #1: When Dr. Jane Foster lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, The Mighty Thor! Her enemies are many, as Asgard descends further into chaos and war threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet her greatest battle will be against a far more personal foe: the cancer that is killing her mortal form.
Jason Aaron (W) • Russell Dauterman (a) Wraparound Gatefold Cover by Russell Dauterman
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1: Lunella Lafayette is a preteen super genius who wants to change the world—but learned the hard way that it takes MORE than just big brains. Fearful of the monstrous INHUMAN genes inside her, life is turned upside down when a savage, red-scaled tyrant is teleported from prehistoric past to a far-flung future we call TODAY. The pair are many things, and together the most amazing Marvel Team-Up.
Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare (W) • Natacha Bustos (a) Cover by Amy Reeder
Ms. Marvel #1: The internationally-beloved, butt-kicking, smack-talking, most adorable super hero makes her triumphant return. Look out world, Kamala Khan is back and officially an Avenger! Yup, the dream to end all dreams has happened for Kamala. She’s toe to toe with the best of the best, but will being one of Earth’s mightiest heros be everything she imagined? Is being a celebrity hero as wonderful as Kamala has hoped? Plus: Who Is That With Bruno?? Welcome back, Kamala Korps. We missed you!
G. Willow Wilson (w) • Takeshi Miyazawa & Adrian Alphona (a) Cover by Cliff Chiang
Nova #1: Two Novas?!?! Sam Alexander’s missing father is finally back and the two are making adventure a family business. With their Nova helmets that enable them to fly and shoot energy beams, they’re policing the Milky Way with their Nova Corps of two. But is everything what it seems? And if that weren’t enough, Sam is also now an Avenger!
Sean Ryan (w) • Cory Smith (a); Cover by Humberto Ramos
Secret Wars Too #1: The Beyonders Try Their (Scary, Extra-Dimensional) Hand At Marketing: We are Beyond. Dreamers. Destroyers. All of reality our whim. And frankly… we get bored.
These tales from across the multifarious domains of Battleworld – not of heroism or consequence, but of humor – provide a brief respite from millennia of omnipotence.
We cannot be comprehended by the miniscule human mind. Turn your attention to this book instead of trying.
Jonathan Hickman, Sergio Aragones, Ryan Browne, Al Ewing, Rob Guillory, Kate Leth, Eric Powell, Declan Shalvey, Kyle Starks, Ramon Villalobos, Brittney Williams (W/A) Cover by Chip Zdarsky
Silk #1: Silk Is Back And Badder Than Ever! Cindy Moon has been working to find the missing members of her family since she escaped the bunker that was her home prior to the events of Spider-Verse. But her quest has taken her down a darker path than she expected, and she’s now in cahoots with none other than the most ferocious feline in the Marvel Universe – Black Cat! What’s gotten under her skin, and is there any redeeming the Sinister Silk? !
Robbie Thompson (w) • Stacey Lee (a) Cover by Helen Chen
Spider-Gwen #0: Gwen Stacy: Spider-Woman! In one universe, it wasn’t Peter Parker bitten by the radioactive Spider, but Gwen Stacy! She’s smart, charming and can lift a car – Just don’t tell her Police Chief father! This special reprint of the top-selling EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2 comes packed with bonus material including script pages, sketches and more!
Jason Latour (W) • Robbi Rodriguez (A/C) (I added this one in based on the overall popularity of the character. It’s amazing to witness).
Spider-Woman #1: Baby On Board!. Jessica Drew is a private investigator, a super hero and… a mom to be? Since we last saw her, Spider-Woman’s got a whole NEW responsibility — she’s super heroing for two now, after all! Ben Urich and Porcupine are still along for the adventure, too, and aren’t making Jess’ life any easier – half the time they won’t even let her leave the car! How’s a gal supposed to save innocent people and keep herself out of harm’s way? See how in the mother of all Spider-Stories!
Javier Rodriguez (A/C) Dennis Hopeless (W)
Star-Lord #1: The Stirring Story Of Star-Lord Starts Here! Before Peter Quill traversed the universe, before he was a Guardian, before he was Star-Lord, he was…an astronaut! Well, at least, he wanted to be. But as NASA’s biggest burn-out, it looked like the once and future Star-Lord was destined to stay grounded on Earth forever. However, with his burning desire for vengeance, his expert spacecraft knowhow, and his distinct lack of scruples, odds are he won’t be on Earth much longer. See how Marvel’s scoundrel of the spaceways discovered the galaxy he was destined to guard!
Sam Humphries (W) • Javier Garron (A) Cover By Dave Johnson
Star Wars: Vader Down #1: When Darth Vader accidentally finds himself facing off against the Rebel Fleet on his own, the rebels will learn the true strength of the Dark Side of the Force! Once Vader crashes on a nearby planet, the Rebellion is willing to risk everything for this once-in-a-lifetime chance to take out one of their biggest enemies! Luke! Vader! Leia! Aphra! Han! Chewie! And all manner of Droid, good and evil!
Jason Aaron (W) • Mike Deodato (A)
The Ultimates #1: Black Panther! Captain Marvel! Ms. America Chavez! Spectrum! Blue Marvel! The ultimate superteam comes together to find and fix problems beyond the limits of the infinite! From cosmic forces lurking on Earth to what waits on the outside of the omniverse – the impossible is where they start! And what’s more impossible than ending the threat of Galactus, the devourer of worlds… forever?
AL EWING (w) • Kenneth Rocafort (a/C)
Uncanny Avengers Annual #1: The only good Nazi is an undead Nazi…The Uncanny Avengers take on magic in this supernatural adventure! Featuring Deadpool! Doctor Voodoo! Agatha Harkness! And the Emerald Warlock makes his marvel debut!
James Robinson (W) • Marc Laming (a) Cover by Mike Deodato
Venom: Space Knight #1: In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream…With Excitement!
Flash Thompson is a lot of things. Soldier. Veteran. Doubleamputee. Host to a powerful alien symbiote. Now, apart from the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, Flash has also been tasked with being an intergalactic ambassador of Earth and an Agent of the Cosmos. What does that mean? It means Flash Thompson will be what he’s always wanted to be: A Big. Damn. Hero. It’s high adventure in deep space as Venom swashbuckles his way across the universe!
Robbie Thompson (W) • Ariel Olivetti (A/C)
The Vision #1: The Vision wants to be human, and what’s more human than family? He goes to the laboratory where he was created, where Ultron molded him into a weapon, where he first rebelled against his given destiny, where he first imagined that he could be more, that he could be good, that he could be a man, a normal, ordinary man. And he builds them. A wife, Virginia. Two teenage twins, Viv and Vin. They look like him. They have his powers. They share his grandest ambition or perhaps obsession: the unrelenting need to be ordinary. Behold The Visions! They’re the family next door, and they have the power to kill us all. What could possibly go wrong?
Tom King (w) • Gabri’l Hernandez Walta (a) Cover by Mike Del Mundo
Web Warriors #1: All of your favorite web-slinging wonders from Spider-Verse, together in one place! It’s high-stakes action when Electro threatens all of reality! From their base on Earth-001, it’s up to Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Man India, Spider-Uk, Spider-Ham and a TON of other surprise spider-guest stars to stop him!
Mike Costa (W) • David Baldeon (A); Cover By Julian Totino Tedesco
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I honestly don’t even know where to start on these titles because there are just so many. The ones I am most invested in I will admit would be The Avengers titles along with the varied Spider-Man Universe titles. I will definitely peruse the other offerings in the shop to see if they are worth my dropping down the dollars on because at between $4 and $6 a copy based on what it is, this hobby can easily break ones monthly allotted funds for such things. What do you readers think of these titles and how so many are starting new runs? We saw quite a few last month as well but this appears to be the Big Kahuna. I should mention that each of these issues will have variant covers that span a few different styles. There will be a Hip Hop variant on most of them and some Cosplay ones and Kirby Monster ones. These days I tend by bypass the variants myself but maybe if they do a “Metal” themed one I will change my tune. Get it? Metal – Tune……okay let me get out of here. I look forward to your comments about them.
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