Okay comic book fans, Halloween is OVER and now it’s time to get onto planning for the next holiday which is Thanksgiving despite the fact that all of the Christmas decorations have made their appearance on store shelves everywhere. This month is a banger of a month in terms of the Marvel Comics first issue output. There are more than a dozen new beginnings hitting the racks and while many of them are mini-series, its enough to find you negotiating more hours from your boss or better budgeting if you are one of our regular concert going readers. Let’s take a look at these first go-rounds thanks to Marvel press provisions and please be mindful that many will have variant covers to purchase if such things make your collection better for you. Here we go.
UNCANNY X-MEN #1: THE CHILDREN OF THE ATOM ARE BACK! New ongoing series kicking off with a 10-part weekly epic, the flagship X-Men series that started it all is back and better than ever! Starting with a mysterious and tragic disappearance, the X-Men are drawn into what might be…their final adventure?! X-Fan favorite writers Ed Brisson (EXTERMINATION), Matthew Rosenberg (PHOENIX RESURRECTION) and Kelly Thompson (MR. & MRS. X) and all-star artists Mahmud Asrar (X-MEN RED), R.B. Silva (X-MEN BLUE), Yildiray Cinar (WEAPON X) and Pere Pérez (ROGUE AND GAMBIT) join forces to bring you…X-MEN DISASSEMBLED?!
ED BRISSON, KELLY THOMPSON & Matthew ROSENBERG (W); MAHMUD ASRAR & more (A); Covers by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Editor’s Note: I showcased the numerous variant covers for “Uncanny X-Men” #1 on a post that can be examined HERE.
MARVEL GRAPHIC COMIC BOX: UNCANNY X-MEN #1: Welcome to the Marvel Age of Comic Boxes! Store your treasured collection in sturdy surroundings every bit as exciting as the issues inside! Featuring action-packed illustrations on all sides from some of comics’ finest artists, Marvel’s Graphic Comic Boxes will star all your Marvel Universe favorites – continuing with the X-MEN! Preserve your comic collection with Marvel Graphic Comic Boxes! Inside dimensions – 15-1/2” x 7-5/8” x 10-7/8” …$9.00
MARVEL KNIGHTS 20th #1 (of 6): In celebration of the legendary imprint founded by Marvel’s CCO Joe Quesada, a new crop of talent stands poised to tell a groundbreaking story across the Marvel Universe! In the cemetery, the blind man does not know who he is, or why he has come to this particular grave at this moment. He doesn’t know the burly police officer with the wild story who has approached him. Or the strangely intense man who sits in the rear seat of the patrol car, his eyes flashing green. But all of that is about to change. Because Matt Murdock is beginning to remember… In a colorless world without heroes, the spark of light…must come from the dark…
DONNY CATES (W) • TRAVEL FOREMAN (A); Cover by GEOFF SHAW
AVENGERS #10 (#700): THE EARTH’S MOST HATED HEROES?! After 700 issues of saving the world, you’d think the Avengers would be due some celebration. But instead the whole world seems to be gunning for them, especially Namor’s fearsome new Defenders of the Deep and the reimagined Russian Super-Soldiers of the Winter Guard. And that’s not to mention the shocking surprise the U.S. government has in store for our heroes. Plus: The all-new Agents of Wakanda! The mystery of the Avengers of 1,000,000 BC deepens! A key revelation concerning the resurrection of Wolverine! And the next startling new Avenger is revealed!
JASON AARON (W) • ED MCGUINNESS, DAVID MARQUEZ & ADAM KUBERT (A); Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
IRONHEART #1: THE FORMER STAR OF INVINCIBLE IRON MAN HEADLINES HER OWN SOLO SERIES! When a group of world leaders is taken hostage by one of Spider-Man’s old foes, Riri Williams will have to step up her game. And she’ll be stunned when someone from back in Sweet Home Chicago enters her life… CHAMPIONS artist Kevin Libranda joins award-winning poet Eve Ewing, as Ironheart steps boldly out of Tony Stark’s shadow to forge her own future!
EVE EWING (W) • KEVIN LIBRANDA (A); Cover by AMY REEDER
THE VISION #1 (OF 6): THE NEXT CHAPTER OF THE VISION FAMILY! When the Vision decided to try to live a “normal” life, he built a wife, a son and a daughter – a family – only to watch it nearly all crumble. Now all that’s left is Viv, his learning-to-be-rebellious daughter, and Sparky, the family robo-dog. But what does it mean for an artificial intelligence to rebel? And can a synthezoid father handle single parenthood? The married writing team of Chelsea Cain (Mockingbird) and Marc Mohan joins rising star artist Aud Koch for a new take on the Vision family that will once again have everyone talking!
CHELSEA CAIN & MARC MOHAN (W) • AUD KOCH (A); Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
DEAD MAN LOGAN #1 (OF 12): DEAD MEANS DEAD. The writing’s been on the wall for months now… Logan is dying. And he ain’t getting any better. Sick from the Adamantium coating his skeleton, his search for a cure has led to nothing but dead ends. But for once he’s actually trying to leave this world with some unfinished business… Can Logan take his last breath without slaughtering the X-Men again? Not if Mysterio has anything to say about it…
ED BRISSON (W) • MIKE HENDERSON (A); Cover by DECLAN SHALVEY
WEB OF VENOM: CARNAGE BORN #1: Join DONNY CATES as he continues to snake his tendrils through the VENOM mythos – this time visiting the sickening sociopath called CARNAGE! A cruel cannibal obsessed with death and murder, few mourned Cletus Kasady after he seemingly died in VENOMIZED. But now a cult devoted to the madman has gathered, hoping to resurrect their fallen idol and return his madness to the Marvel Universe…
DONNY CATES (W) • DANILO S. BEYRUTH (A); Cover by KYLE HOTZ
BLACK ORDER #1 (of 5): FROM THE INFINITY WAR INTO THEIR OWN LIMITED SERIES! They are the five dreadlords, the Cull Obsidian, Thanos’ most feared warriors and disciples… Ruthless villains to a one, the Black Order has been dispatched by the Grandmaster to destabilize a burgeoning empire, and along the way they come to realize that as big and as bad as they are, there is always someone bigger and badder… The bombastic writing style of novelist Derek Landy (Skulduggery Pleasant) and the electrifying artwork of Philip Tan combine for an absolutely unhinged super-villain adventure!
DEREK LANDY (W) • PHILIP TAN (A/C)
TYPHOID FEVER: X-MEN #1: TYPHOID MARY has returned to Hell’s Kitchen and taken over the neighborhood’s psychiatric hospital, overwhelming Manhattan’s most dangerous neighborhood with her unique telekinetic abilities. When mutants and humans alike get caught in the crossfire, the X-Men have no choice but to intervene… only to square off against THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN?!
CLAY McLEOD CHAPMAN (W) • WILL ROBSON (A); Cover by R.B. Silva
INFINITY WARS: INFINITY WARPS #1 (of 2): When you gaze into the warp…you get more stories of mad Two-In-One heroes! Read about the Star Siblings of the Warped Universe – MISTER INVISIBLE and HOT ROCKS, the TERRIFIC TWO! Then, see how the covert programs of the Green Room created the gamma-powered GREEN WIDOW! And join MOON SQUIRREL AND TIPPYSAUR as they save the planet from the most dangerous threat it’s ever faced!
RYAN NORTH, MARIKO TAMAKI & JIM ZUB (W); NATACHA BUSTOS, FRANCISCO HERRERA & Ozgur Yildirim (A); Cover by FRANCISCO HERRERA
INFINITY WARS: GHOST PANTHER #1 (of 2): Stripped of his kingdom, Prince T’Challa of Wakanda becomes a stunt performer under an assumed name…until a tragic accident and a sinister deal give him the power he needs to free his people!
JED MACKAY (W) • JEFTE PALO (A); Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
SPIDER-MAN: ENTER THE SPIDER-VERSE #1: STEP INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE WITH A CADRE OF SPIDER-HEROES! With his ability to traverse the Multiverse, SPIDER-MAN assembles a team to track down a loose end from his past: the fate of the mighty GOG! Get ready for the upcoming film with this standalone adventure featuring some of your favorite Spider-Heroes: PETER PARKER! MILES MORALES! SPIDER-HAM! SPIDER-GWEN! SPIDER-PUNK! Also featuring a special presentation of SPIDER-MAN (2016) #1 — Miles Morales’ first adventure in the Prime Marvel Universe!
RALPH MACCHIO (W) • FLAVIANO (A); Cover by EDUARD PETROVICH
CLOAK AND DAGGER: SHADES OF GRAY MPGN TPB: First time in print! For years, Tyrone Johnson and Tandy Bowen waged a citywide war on drugs, organized crime and corporate greed as the inseparable duo Cloak and Dagger! Now, though, they have drifted apart – until a dangerous threat from their past resurfaces, forcing them to reunite and face their feelings! But there’s a greater danger to their relationship than any villain: mistrust. And things don’t get any better when Dagger begins investigating a series of murders, with victims who look like they’ve had the life sucked out of them. Ty must push his powers to the absolute limit to save hundreds of lives, while Tandy discovers the key to defeating their long-lost foe, the Gray! But it may come too late to save Cloak from being lost to the darkness forever…
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS; Penciled by DAVID MESSINA; Cover by MAHMUD ASRAR
MARVEL’S CAPTAIN MARVEL PRELUDE #1: Before CAROL DANVERS takes flight in 2019’s first Marvel Studios film, immerse yourself in this all-new adventure! Spinning out of the mysterious events of Avengers: Infinity War, NICK FURY and MARIA HILL set off on life-or-death missions that lead directly to the appearance of CAPTAIN MARVEL!
WILL CORONA PILGRIM (W) • ANDREA DI VITO (A)
STAR WARS: HAN SOLO – IMPERIAL CADET #1 (of 5): YOUNG SOLO’S ADVENTURES CONTINUE! HAN SOLO escapes Corellia by joining the IMPERIAL NAVY, vowing to return for QI’RA. But how does a thief used to the chaos of the streets adjust to the order and discipline of the military? Not well! Han’s dream of becoming a pilot is quickly grounded as he realizes he may not even survive basic training!
ROBBIE THOMPSON (W) • LEONARD KIRK (A); Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES: CAPTAIN MARVEL – MEALTIME MAYHEM #1: It’s Thanksgiving in New York! You know what that means… Feasts! Parades! And…BAD GUYS?! When the villainous VENOM threatens to spoil the city’s fun on Thanksgiving Day, it’s up to Spider-Man and Captain Marvel to set him straight and save the celebration! PLUS! A story from SEANAN MCGUIRE, writer of the all-new Gwen Stacy series SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER, starring a certain hoodie-wearing hero!
SEANAN MCGUIRE AND OTHERS! (W) – MARIO DELPENNINO AND OTHERS! (A); Cover by JACOB CHABOT
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: From this selection of titles I will probably be bypassing the Star Wars stuff since I haven’t been keeping up on the titles and a couple of the one-shots since I feel that some of them might be collected into one special edition release. I am excited about the “Uncanny X-Men” but will likely only grab a single copy of this first issue considering it’s $8. Come on Marvel, let’s be realistic here even with the numerous pages. Another one I will probably pass on is the “Captain Marvel” prelude and that’s based on my not really having enjoyed the ones for the other films. Not sure why they haven’t caught my interest but that is the way it goes. I’m going to stick with the Spider-Man and Infinity Wars stuff for this month but will be perusing them on the racks first to be sure. Hopefully you readers got your hands on the set of “True Believers” titles that just came out last month since they were so much fun. Here is some advance warning that there are new sets of those coming in December and in January and one features Fantastic Four villains and the other Conan The Barbarian classic stories. Sign me up now ? Okay my friends, that’s all I have for the Marvel Comics offerings for November. Stay tuned for the DC Comics stuff along with anything else we find of interest to share in our Comics region. Let me know which ones you might be interested in picking up. As usual, all topical comments get an immediate approval.
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