Hey readers its the Fourth of July weekend and that means you are going to want to get a little comic book reading done in between celebrating the greatness that is the independence of the United States of America. I’ll start with the Marvel Comics first issue offerings because we don’t have all that many to showcase for you. Here we go.
CIVIL WAR II: KINGPIN #1 (OF 4): An Inhuman with the ability to predict the future has helped the heroes of the Marvel Universe clamp down on crime before it can even happen. While this thwarts most criminals, one man has found a way to keep doing what he does best. Wilson Fisk has managed to stay one step ahead of the good guys and his crime enterprise is BOOMING. But what’s his secret?! Rising stars Matthew Rosenberg (We Can Never Go Home) and Ricardo Lopez Ortiz (Wolf) present a gritty, street-level view of CIVIL WAR II starring the Kingpin in a world without crime!
Matthew Rosenberg (W) • Ricardo Lopez Ortiz (A); Cover by Aaron Kuder
DEADPOOL & THE MERCS FOR MONEY #1: Deadpool is one of the best mercenaries on the planet. He may even be a passable Avenger—jury’s still out. But one thing’s for sure—Deadpool is a terrible team leader. Think we’re lying? Ask the Mercs for Money! Deadpool’s taken on a new high-paying mission to take out radioactive super villains…and his Mercs aren’t nearly as immune to radiation as his healing-factored heinie is. Deadpool veteran Cullen Bunn brings us mo’ mercs, mo’ money and naturally, mo’ problems.
Cullen Bunn (W) • Iban Coello (A); Cover by Iban Coello
GUIDEBOOK TO THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE – MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1: The Marvel Cinematic Universe goes cosmic! Our comprehensive coverage of the fan-favorite Marvel Studios films and Marvel Television shows continues as we reveal everything you need to know about Peter Quill and his unlikely band of galactic heroes! Featuring fact sheets, movie-to-comic comparisons and behind-the-scenes production art and stills, this issue is packed with profiles and updates on the Guardians themselves: Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket and Groot; uneasy allies including Yondu, the Collector and the Nova Corps; and deadly foes including Ronan, Nebula, Korath and Thanos! Plus: the Orb, the Infinity Stones, Knowhere, Xandar, Bereet, Cosmo…and Howard the Duck! Relive the thrills of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and continue building your indispensable library of Cinematic Universe reference books!
Written by Mike O’sullivan & The Ohotmu Team; Cover by Mike Del Mundo
MARVEL’S DOCTOR STRANGE PRELUDE #1 (of 2): MARVEL’S OFFICIAL PREQUEL! A powerful, ancient relic has been stolen from the British Museum – a relic that could do significant damage in the wrong hands…Enter the MASTERS OF THE MYSTIC ARTS! The team is on a mission to find the relic and the mysterious mystic who stole it – but will they be able to track her down before it’s too late?!
Will Corona Pilgrim (W); Jorge Fornes (A)
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Speaking frankly I am going to likely pass on the “Civil War II” title because I think I would rather read all of these in a large collected edition but I will not be missing out on the hilarious “Deadpool & The Mercs For Money” because that is now moved to full series and should entertain the masses. The “Doctor Strange Prelude” seems interesting but since its two parts I foresee Marvel releasing it as one massive volume before the film comes out. Speaking of film, the “GOTG” handbook is something I am looking forward to because I have enjoyed the Marvel Cinematic Universe offerings so far and these manuals are perfect to bring you into the story and know more about the cast of characters. Hey Marvel, how about making a trade paperback collected edition of these issues? That would be grand. Alright, as you read this on Saturday, I am going to be exploring the Heroes and Villains Fan Fest in NJ. I’m curious about it and will be sharing my findings with you readers right here on the website ASAP. Stay tuned and see you next time.
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