Well hello you Marvel Maniacs, it’s time to get excited about some more comic books that will be coming this month from the House Of Ideas and there are quite a few interesting first issues hitting the stands in November. Hopefully a lot of you were able to enjoy some of the offerings from “Halloween Comicfest” which was this past weekend because there were some interesting titles to choose from and all with some kind of spooky theme to them. I have a handful to sit and read once time allows and considering how many Marvels are coming out this month I better find some quiet time soon. Many of these offerings will also have a special variant cover to enjoy and add to your collection if you jump to those things. Among them you can look for “Action Figure” variants, “Captain America 75th Anniversary” variants, “Black Panther 50th Anniversary” variants and “Hip-Hop Cover” variants. Too bad Marvel Comics doesn’t feel like doing some Rock and Metal variants but I guess my pocket doesn’t’ get as empty by them not doing that. Here are the first issues and some special editions coming in November. As usual the press copy is taken from Marvels side of the fence along with the cover art. Enjoy.
IVX #0: This issue sets the stage for the upcoming Inhumans vs. X-Men mega-event! Learn who the major players will be, plus the seeds of the incredible plan that will unfold in IVX #1. Beast and Iso travel the world to learn a desperate truth, the X-Men assemble their ranks and the Inhumans prepare for the war to come. It all begins with one choice — see it here.
Charles Soule (W) • Kenneth Rocafort (A/C)
AVENGERS #1: The time has come! Their ranks shattered by Civil War, their spirits weighted down by a toll both personal and spiritual, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes must find the resolve to stand united one final time against their greatest foe! Captain America! Thor! The Vision! The Wasp! Spider-Man! Hercules! When the dust settles, not a one of these valiant heroes will make it to the final page alive! This is KANG WAR ONE!
Mark Waid (W) • Mike Del Mundo (A); Cover by Alex Ross
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1: From the violent streets of Chicago, a new armored hero rises! Clad in her very own Iron Man armor, Riri Williams is ready to show the Marvel Universe what she can do as the self-made hero of tomorrow. But is she ready for all the problems that come with stepping into Iron Man’s jet boots? Where’s a genius billionaire playboy philanthropist when you need one?
Brian Michael Bendis (W) • Stefano Caselli (A/C)
THE UNWORTHY THOR #1 (OF 5): Odinson’s desperate search to regain his worthiness has taken him out into the cosmos, where he’s learned of the existence of a mysterious other Mjolnir. This weapon of unimaginable power, a relic from a dead universe, is the key to Odinson’s redemption — but some of the greatest villains of the Marvel Universe are now anxious to get their hands on it as well. Can The Odinson reclaim his honor, or will the power of thunder be wielded for evil? The quest for the hammer begins here.
Jason Aaron (W) • Olivier Coipel (A/C)
THANOS #1: EVIL HAS BEEN UNLEASHED ON THE UNIVERSE. Thanos, possibly the most evil individual in the Marvel Universe, is back…and he’s out for vengeance on all who would oppose him. Unfortunately for the Mad Titan, he’s also heading for an unexpected reckoning…with his family. Take an ongoing walk on the dark side of the galaxy, following the deadly trail of destruction left in the wake of…THANOS!
Jeff Lemire (W) • Mike Deodato (A/C)
BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA #1: “YOU DESERVED SO MUCH MORE, LITTLE FLOWER. YOU DESERVED A WAKANDA THAT CHERISHED YOU.” Writer ROXANE GAY (Bad Feminst, Hunger) spins a Wakandan love story — its tenderness matched only by its brutality. You know them now as The Midnight Angels, but in this story they are just Ayo and Aneka, young women recruited to become Dora Milaje, an elite task force trained to protect the crown at all costs. What happens when your nation needs your hearts and minds, but you already gave them to each other? Illustrated by industry veteran ALITHA E. MARTINEZ (Iron Man, Black Panther). And in a special backup story, acclaimed poet YONA HARVEY (Hemming the Water) explores the true origins of The People’s mysterious leader Zenzi. Black Panther thinks he knows who Zenzi is and how she got her powers, but he only knows part of the story… Illustrated by rising star AFUA RICHARDSON (Genius).
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay & Yona Harvey (W); Alitha E. Martinez & Afua Richardson (A) Cover by Afua Richardson
AVENGERS #1.1: The Old Order Changeth – more than you ever suspected! For the first time ever, learn what really happened all those years ago when the founding Avengers turned their membership over to a set of new recruits. The recently thawed Captain America is joined by three reformed super villains – Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch – and a new group of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes takes shape – in a story that has direct ramifications for the Avengers of today!
Mark Waid (W) • Barry Kitson (A/C)
OCCUPY AVENGERS #1: Super heroes – they’re a privileged class. Doing what they want, when they want and suffering no consequences. They have no regard for the ordinary people who are left behind to suffer in their wake. Who will stand up for the little guy? There is a man. If you can find him, and if he believes in your story, he and his friends will put things right. Some call them outlaws, rebels, Robin Hoods. To others, they are heroes. No powers to speak of – just skills, smarts and a burning drive to do the right thing. His name is Hawkeye. Occupy Avengers: It’s time to “Take Back Justice”!
David F. Walker (W) • Carlos Pacheco (A) Cover by Agustin Alessio
ULTIMATES 2 #1: Who – or what – is the Cosmic Jailer? What being is powerful enough to chain Eternity itself? That is the mystery Galactus must solve – before it’s too late. Ultimate problems require ultimate solutions, and Galactus will call on those who helped cure his insatiable hunger. Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Blue Marvel, Spectrum and Ms. America! Together they are the Ultimates, protectors of the Omniverse. But now they are something more – the newest heralds of Galactus, the Lifebringer!
Al Ewing (W) • Travel Foreman (A/C)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1: The Parker family is web-slinging and wall-crawling their way into your hearts and into comic shops later this year! Life is good for Peter Parker and Mary Jane; their daughter Annie is their pride and joy, they’re both working and (barely) making ends meet, they’re keeping the streets of New York City safe from super villains…you know, normal family stuff. Oh, did we mention MJ and Annie have Spider-Powers –– just like Peter?! Being Spider-Man just became a family affair…
Gerry Conway (W) • Ryan Stegman (A/C)
VENOM #1: The symbiote you know and love has returned to New York City. No more “Agent of the Cosmos.” No more “Lethal Protector.” It’s time for a new Venom, and it’s great to be bad.
Mike Costa (W) • Gerardo Sandoval (A/C)
GHOST RIDER #1: ROBBIE REYES IS BACK! It’s hell on wheels as the Spirit of Vengeance makes his roaring return! A mysterious object from space crash-lands in southern California, drawing some of the brightest minds in the Marvel Universe to Ghost Rider’s backyard – including Amadeus Cho, the Totally Awesome Hulk! What mayhem will be unleashed as the High-octane Hothead comes face-to-face with the Jade Genius? And with Robbie still possessed by the ghost of his evil uncle Eli…who’s really in the driver’s seat? Then, meet the newest speed trap in Ghost Rider’s life as his original creators Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore reunite for a special backup story and the debut of an all-new villain. Strap in and start your engines, True Believer, this one’s gonna be a scorcher!
Felipe Smith (W) • Danilo Beyruth & Tradd Moore (A) Cover By Marco Checchetto
FOOLKILLER #1: Greg Salinger was just your typical merc for hire – FOOLKILLER – killing those that he deemed to be “foolish.” And for money. But that life is behind him now. Today, he’s a psychiatrist, trying to help others. But now S.H.I.E.L.D. wants him to try to rehabilitate super villains. The catch? If these “patients” don’t make enough progress, they’re dead!
MAX BEMIS (W) • DALIBOR TALAJIC (A) Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1: SPIDER-MAN AROUND THE WORLD! Don’t miss Spider-Man’s adventure in Mexico City! And Cloak and Dagger at the Parker Industries office in Shanghai! And if that weren’t enough, star of stage and screen WAYNE BRADY tries his hand at comics with the funniest Spider-Man story EVER!
Humberto Ramos & Christos Gage, James Asmus, Wayne Brady & Jonathan Mangum (W) Francisco Herrera & Tba (A) Cover By Francisco Herrera
ALL-NEW X-MEN ANNUAL #1: Young X-Man Idie Okonkwo has come a long way since she left her home in Nigeria to attend Xavier’s School. But has her time with the X-Men prepared her for her biggest adventure yet: DATE NIGHT?! Plus: Dani Moonstar returns!
Sina Grace & Rex Ogle (W) • Cory Smith & More (A) Cover By Cory Smith
UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #1: Caught in the crossfire between the Uncanny X-Men and the Dark Riders, Young X-Man ELIXIR was a casualty of war. But can a mutant whose power deals in life and death stay gone for long? Elixir is BACK and he’s come to take revenge…on BOTH parties! Plus: Domino stages her own strike against the deadly Terrigen Mists!
Cullen Bunn & Anthony Piper (W); Ken Lashley & Anthony Piper (A) Cover By Aco
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m too excited for the opening of “Doctor Strange” tomorrow to better sink my teeth into what I like the most in the batch for this month but I shall try. Generally anything “Amazing Spider-Man” wins for me, and I love what is happening with the latest “Ghost Rider” on “Agents Of SHIELD” so I am willing to give that a go. Perhaps the “Avengers” as well but the rest I will need to examine in person before I decide if a purchase is in order. What do you readers think about this month’s “Marvelous” offerings? Let me know in the comments section below.
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