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Marvel Comics First Issues Coming March 2016

Welcome to our March Media Madness posted aimed at the magnificence from the Marvel Comics side of the fence. For those just joining in on these kinds of posts, it’s a continually running series of comic book solicitations that showcase the first issue offerings from the publishers and features some official press copy and artwork along with our thoughts on the batch. I’m a long time “True Believer” in the Marvel Comics way so let’s get down to business and see what is coming out in the first issues and special presentations. Enjoy, and please be aware that a couple of these titles might already be on the stands based on the first of the month passing us already.

"All New All Different Marvel Universe" #1
“All New All Different Marvel Universe” #1

All New All Differet Marvel Universe: SECRET WARS has ended, and the Marvel Universe has been reborn — better and brighter than ever before! To celebrate, Marvel is proud to present this all-new, all-different guide to the Universe! This edition includes brand-new profiles on Phil Coulson’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Ms. Marvel (Khan), “Spider-Gwen” Stacy, Lash, Parker Industries, Singularity (A-Force), Ghost Rider (Reyes) and more! Plus updates on major characters starring in new titles: Iron Man (Stark), Ant-Man (Lang), Doctor Stephen Strange, the Inhumans, Thor (Foster) and Wolverine (Kinney)! Also featuring a global-sized entry for Doctor Doom’s SECRET WARS patchwork planet, Battleworld! Get in on the ground floor of the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe which starts now!

Written by Various; Cover by David Marquez

"Avengers Standoff - Pleasant Hill" #1
“Avengers Standoff – Pleasant Hill” #1

AVENGERS STANDOFF: ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL ALPHA #1: Pleasant Hill looks like the perfect small-town community — but underneath the surface, a deadly secret lurks. One so explosive it will draw estranged allies Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson back together to save a friend in danger and put things right. But when the combined might of the Captain Americas isn’t enough, whom do they call? In the face of unspeakable evil, it’s time for the Avengers to Assemble like never before! The blockbuster spring AVENGERS event starts right here!

Nick Spencer (w) • Jesus Saiz (a/C)

"Black Widow" #1
“Black Widow” #1

BLACK WIDOW #1: S.H.I.E.L.D.’S MOST WANTED! The Eisner Award-winning team of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee are taking Black Widow on the lam! Natasha has spent years gathering secrets, and when some of the darkest ones begin mysteriously going public, no one is safe. With her betrayed former confederates at S.H.I.E.L.D. on her heels and a lifetime of training and ingenuity at her disposal, Natasha’s out for answers in a knock-down-drag-out tale of action and espionage! Hidden enemies, old friends and unusual allies collide, and all eyes are on Black Widow. The chase is on!

Chris Samnee & Mark Waid (w) • Chris Samnee (a/C)

"Captain America Magazine" #1
“Captain America Magazine” #1

Captain America 75th Anniversary MAGAZINE: Celebrate the birthday of a living legend with an All-New, All-Different, ALL-FREE commemoration of 75 years of Captain America! From fans’ first impression of Steve Rogers socking evil in the jaw, to Sam Wilson wielding the shield today, this magazine has it all — bringing you fully up to date with Cap’s comics and films! From a guide to the firmest friends and fiercest foes of Cap’s storied history, to an in-depth look at his timeless costume, to features focusing on some of the finest creators ever to write or draw the Sentinel of Liberty — including John Romita Sr., Mark Gruenwald, Mark Waid and the King himself, Jack Kirby! Do your patriotic duty and take home this FREE slice of red, white and blue. Happy birthday, Captain — we salute you!

Written by John Rhett Thomas; Covers by John Byrne, Jack Kirby & Alex Ross

"Hyperion" #1
“Hyperion” #1

HYPERION #1: HYPERION IS BACK! Or is he? The high-powered hero is hiding in plain sight, driving a truck across the U.S. to learn about the country he has adopted. Along the way, he picks up a lone runaway named Doll, who has more baggage than he anticipated. Doll is in danger, chased by a pack of freaks and lunatics known as THE CARNIES. Will Hyperion reveal himself to save her? Maybe! Will he use a tractor trailer as a baseball bat? Probably!

Chuck Wendig (w) • Nik Virella (a); Cover by Emanuela Lupacchino

"Infinity Entity" #1
“Infinity Entity” #1

THE INFINITY ENTITY #1 (of 4): FROM THE PAGES OF THE THANOS: THE INFINITY RELATIVITY OGN! When last we saw Adam Warlock, he was a captive of Annihilus of the Negative Zone. So where does THE INFINITY ENTITY #1 find him? Hanging with the original Avengers? Then things start getting weird. But what else would you expect from the cosmic team of Jim Starlin and Alan Davis? Guest starring the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Jim Starlin (w) • Alan Davis (a/C)

"Infinity Entity" #2
“Infinity Entity” #2

THE INFINITY ENTITY #2 (of 4): Continuing his efforts to piece together his lost recent past, Adam Warlock is confronted by the bizarre and powerful In-Betweener, then begins a nightmarish tour of a ravaged universe. Each answer unearthed produces even more vexing questions, until Warlock receives an astral summons he cannot ignore.

Jim Starlin (w) • Alan Davis (a/C)

THE INFINITY ENTITY #3 (of 4): Adam Warlock at last discovers the truth about what he has become and his and Thanos’ role in the destruction of the universe. Now the big question is whether or not the universe’s most powerful entities will allow Warlock the chance to rectify his mistakes and save all that there is.

Jim Starlin (w) • Alan Davis (a/C)

THE INFINITY ENTITY #4 (of 4): With his memories fully restored, an omnipotent Adam Warlock confronts the surprisingly unexpected true architect of all the universe’s recent ills and destruction. This should make for a short story. But all is still not as it appears and our tale ends with a very unforeseen twist.

Jim Starlin (w) • Alan Davis (a/C)

"International Iron Man" #1
“International Iron Man” #1

INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN #1: Who is Tony Stark, really? Since learning that he was adopted as a baby, this question has cast a shadow over Stark’s life. Now, it is time to uncover what his legacy truly is, a journey that will carry Tony into new directions as a man and as a super hero. Alongside his strange new quasi-ally Doctor Doom, Iron Man will discover new things about the Marvel Universe he didn’t know existed before! A character deconstruction from Bendis and Maleev along the lines of their award-winning DAREDEVIL run!

Brian Michael Bendis (w) • Alex Maleev (a/C)

"Mockingbird" #1
“Mockingbird” #1

MOCKINGBIRD #1: BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! Now in her own ongoing series! Bobbi Morse is Mockingbird, S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most versatile, most in-demand agent! But a string of missions gone wrong indicate that something strange is lurking within S.H.I.E.L.D.’s own medical and recovery network. How far will Mockingbird have to go in order to solve this puzzle box and get to the truth? Bestselling author Chelsea Cain teams with newcomer Kate Niemczyk.

Chelsea Cain (w) • Kate Niemczyk (a); Cover by Joelle Jones

"Spider-Man/Silk - Spiderfly Effect" #1
“Spider-Man/Silk – Spiderfly Effect” #1

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN & SILK: THE SPIDER(FLY) EFFECT #1: Spider-Man and Silk aren’t necessarily pals right now, but they’ve got no choice but to work together when they accidentally travel back in time to just BEFORE they got their spider-powers! Now, they have to get along while stopping a threat to the timeline…WITHOUT accidentally wiping out their own powers! Writer Robbie Thompson (Silk, Venom: Spaceknight) teams with artist Todd Nauck (Nightcrawler, Amazing Spider-Man) to bring us a tale of Amazing Anachronistic Arachnids! Collecting the first two chapters of the Infinite Comic series.

RobbiE Thompson (W) • Todd Nauck (A) Cover by Scott Forbes

" X-Men '92" #1
” X-Men ’92” #1

X-MEN ‘92 #1: The X-Men of the 90s are back! Continuing from the hit Secret Wars series starring the X-Men of a more EXTREME decade. With Cassandra Nova defeated, the X-Men have taken in all the young mutants she had rounded up and are officially reopening the Xavier School for Gifted Children…but being responsible won’t stop them from having crazy adventures! Especially when Omega Red shows up with the (Formerly) Soviet Super Soldiers!

Chris Sims & Chad Bowers (w) • Alti Firmansyah (a); Cover by David Nakayama

HAUNTED MANSION #1 (of 5): WELCOME, FOOLISH MORTALS, TO THE HAUNTED MANSION! It seems that no one lives in the elegant mansion on the hill…but then where’s that creepy organ music coming from? Are the iron gates meant to keep people out…or some things in? Get ready to meet the 999 ghosts of the Haunted Mansion…but be warned, they’re looking for the 1000th! The delightfully chilling Disney attraction comes to (after)life in an all-new story, penned by JOSHUA WILLAMSON with art by JORGE COELHO! Don’t miss the next great Disney Kingdoms adventure, and the most spine-tingling experience you’ll find this side of a Doom Buggy!


MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #1: THE CONTEST BEGINS! A mysterious being is abducting Earth’s heroes! Now, Spider-Man and the Avengers must battle their greatest foes for the fate of the planet! Be here for the start of the next great superhero crossover!

Adapted by Joe Caramagna

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE: CIVIL WAR #1: AVENGER VS. AVENGER! Thanos has been defeated, but the Avengers’ biggest challenge may come from within their own ranks! Captain America makes a discovery that may tear the team apart! And: Witness the origin of one of the Avengers’ greatest villains!

Adapted by Joe Caramagna

MIRACLEMAN BY GAIMAN & BUCKINGHAM: THE SILVER AGE #1: Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham’s unfinished storyline “The Silver Age” begins! Young Miracleman — the lost member of the Miracleman Family — is back! His last memories were of a 1963 world of joy and innocence. Now, he’s been thrust into the 21st century, where his best friends have become gods and monsters. Remastered with stunning new artwork by Mark Buckingham! Including material originally presented in MIRACLEMAN (1985) #23, plus bonus content.

Neil Gaiman (W) • Mark Buckingham (A/C)

MIRACLEMAN BY GAIMAN & BUCKINGHAM: THE SILVER AGE #2: Miracleman has his old friend back, but Young Miracleman has never felt more alone. Where can a hero from a simpler time call home in this brave new world? The tensions building underneath Miracleman and Young Miracleman’s relationship explode in “When Titans Clash!” Remastered with stunning new artwork by Mark Buckingham! Including material originally presented in MIRACLEMAN (1985) #24, plus bonus content.

Neil Gaiman (W) • Mark Buckingham (A/C)

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Clearly there is some good stuff coming out this month for our “March Media Madness” (snicker) and the stuff that interests me most is probably Black Widow along with the Spider-Man/Silk title since I am loving the new female character and that Infinity Entity one since it’s by those legendary creators and gives us an interesting tale with Adam Warlock. One has to hope that Warlock will appear on the big screen at some point in the future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so lets see what happens. What do you readers think of this month’s offerings? Are you counting the coins necessary for purchase or not? Let me know in the comments as always.

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