Hello my friends and welcome to March. By now I am hoping that some of you had gotten out to see the “Black Panther” film. I managed to see it yesterday because I was tied up with the Toy Fair and then a bunch of shows around the time that it opened up. The film is exciting and loaded with action and new visual worlds that makes the Marvel Cinematic Universe a bigger and better place. As you can see, there are a lot of cool titles launching this month along with some special editions and one-shots. Let’s take a look at them with the provided press and images. I’ll close out as usual at the close. Here we go.
DAMNATION: JOHNNY BLAZE GHOST RIDER #1: DAMNATION TIE-IN! Johnny Blaze takes the fight to a different devil than he usually faces — Mephisto! But Mephisto will show Johnny his own brand of suffering — and give Johnny PLENTY of reasons for vengeance.
CHRISTOPHER SEBELA (W) • PHIL NOTO (A); Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
INFINITY COUNTDOWN PRIME: The Infinity Stones. Individually, they grant their wielder great power. Together, they grant the power of a god. Newly reformed and scattered throughout the universe, these artifacts allow the ones who claim them their heart’s desire. Now, as their locations are discovered, forces converge for a battle that will begin the universe down a dark path to the END. Jump onto this exciting ride that will lead to the biggest Infinity yet! Plus: The saga of the Infinity Stones—what they are and how they came to be! From creation to destruction to re-creation, this prose primer will tell you everything you need to know about the legendary cosmic gems!
GERRY DUGGAN (W) • MIKE DEODATO (A/C)
INFINITY COUNTDOWN #1 (OF 5): Infinity Countdown Part 1. The Saga of the Infinity Stones begins! As the Infinity Stones reappear around the cosmos, the ultimate race for power is on!! Battles will be fought, blood will be spilled, lives will be lost… all as the greatest cosmic heroes and villains vie for possession of the Power Stone, towering over a remote asteroid, somehow grown to the size of a building. Watch as the path to Infinity opens before your eyes and the END lies near…
GERRY DUGGAN (W) • AARON KUDER (A); COVER BY NICK BRADSHAW
IRON MAN: HONG KONG HEROES #1: The Marvel Universe story of Disney’s newest & coolest ATTRACTION! Stark Expo Hong Kong—THE place to unveil the latest and greatest in cutting-edge technology. But even as TONY STARK and WENDY WONG introduce the newest futuristic tech in the STARK EMERGENCY RESPONSE EXOSUIT, an evil from the past strikes! The sinister BARON MORDO has teamed up with ARNIM ZOLA in a diabolical merging of next-gen technology and ancient dark magic. It’ll take a titanic team-up of AVENGERS to protect the expo. But who will wear the prototype exosuit? And will it be enough to fend off this lethally evil force? Featuring CAPTAIN AMERICA, BLACK WIDOW, HULK, BLACK PANTHER, and the introduction of an all-new ARMORED HERO, you won’t want to miss this one!
HOWARD WONG (W) • JUSTICE WONG (A/C)
NEW MUTANTS: DEAD SOULS #1 (OF 6): Dead Souls Part 1. THEY AREN’T JUST THE X-MEN IN TRAINING ANYMORE! The New Mutants are launching themselves headfirst into some of the creepiest corners of the Marvel Universe, going on the missions no one else will. But does the team know what they are really hunting for? And what are they willing to do to get it? The enigmatic MAGIK will lead her team of WOLFSBANE, RICTOR, BOOM-BOOM and STRONG GUY and bring them face-to-face with paranormal threats that they may not be prepared for, and that might just tear them apart! Rising-star writer Matthew Rosenberg (PHOENIX RESURRECTION) teams up with future superstars Adam Gorham and Michael Garland (ROCKET) to bring you the next chapter in the lives of Marvel’s underdog team. Welcome to the new class of New Mutants — hope you make it out alive.
MATTHEW ROSENBERG (W) • ADAM GORHAM (A); Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
DAREDEVIL #600: MAYOR FISK Conclusion! OVERSIZED ANNIVERSARY ISSUE! Daredevil can see the new mayor’s machinations coming together…but is he in time to stop them? Guest-starring both the heroes and villains of the New York City streets…this oversized anniversary issue has a surprise ending that will shake the city to its very core! Plus: a look at Foggy & Matt’s relationship over the years!
Charles Soule & Christos Gage (W) • Ron Garney & TBA (A); Cover by DAN MORA
WEAPON H #1: AWOL Part 1. The Weapon X Program has done it again! At the cost of their own destruction, they’ve completed their biggest and possibly most dangerous experiment yet… With the strength of the Hulk and the rage and claws of Wolverine comes WEAPON H!
It’s been some time since Weapon H escaped and destroyed his creators. Now, our hero is on the run, as he tries to escape his mysterious past and seclude himself from the rest of society. But when a new kind of Wendigo threatens the lives of others, will Weapon H be able to shirk his responsibility? Does any of his humanity remain? Only the creative team of Greg Pak (INCREDIBLE HULK) and Cory Smith (X-MEN BLUE) can give you the answers!
GREG PAK (W) • CORY SMITH (A); Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
PiercingMetal Thoughts: As you can see, “Daredevil” hits its 600th issue this month and that’s because Marvel returned to the original numbering on their longest running series. At the end of the day this means a lot of special edition and much higher priced anniversaries to deal with. I’m okay with that since I love a good celebration. I’ll probably be leafing through most of them on the stands first this month since I have some things coming up that will keep my cashflow occupied. Oh and before I forget, this month is also the “True Believers” issues which all feature the menacing Venom. I shined a spotlight on those issues a few weeks ago in a post that you can find on THIS LINK. Be sure to check those out as well since its going to be awesome. So what do you think about this months crop of issues? You can let me know down in the comments section below.
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