October is here and while the seasons calendar tells us we are in the Fall, it hardly feels like it given the last few days of almost Summer weather. Don’t worry my friends I am sure that the cooler stuff and rain is heading our way. So the Marvel Legacy is underway and I am really excited to see the return of some of the characters that haven’t been around for a little while. Below you can find the first issues launching and a couple of special editions which we got from the Halls of Marvel along with the images. I’ll close out with some Editorial Geekiness at the end. Here we go.
FALCON #1: TAKE FLIGHT Part 1: Sam Wilson – winged warrior, avian Avenger and one-time sentinel of liberty – takes to the skies again, reborn and recommitted as the fighter for freedom, THE FALCON! Engaged in an all-new assignment while training his new partner THE PATRIOT, Sam Wilson soars high and sees all. But Sam’s new mission finds him on a collision course with an enemy way out of his weight class—the demonic BLACKHEART! Writer Rodney Barnes (THE BOONDOCKS) joins artist Joshua Cassara (SECRET EMPIRE: UNDERGROUND) to challenge Sam Wilson as never before! From the stratosphere to the streets, the Marvel Universe now has a high-flying hero circling above them ready to strike! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Mark Bagley!
RODNEY BARNES (W) • JOSHUA CASSARA (A); Cover by JESúS SAIZ
SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #1 (of 5): WAR AT THE GATES OF HELL Part 1: A dead angel. A silver bullet. A kept promise. For ages, the war between Heaven and Hell raged in the unseen corners of society, both sides in delicate balance that could topple if the right weapons were in the wrong hands… When an undercover angel is murdered, Johnny Blaze, the Ghost Rider, must find the killers and punish them…But this time he won’t do it alone: A deadly team must rise from the darkest depths of the Marvel Universe to form an unholy alliance – HELLSTORM! SATANA! BLADE! They are the SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
VICTOR GISCHLER (W) • DAVID BALDEON (A); COVER BY DAN MORA
MIGHTY THOR #700: DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 1: The final judgement comes as the Mangog arrives! The War Thor will meet the beast head on. But even the bloodthirst of this Ultimate Thor may pale in comparison to the might of the Mangog! The battle rages as Jane’s cancer takes a turn for the worse, and she might not have to wait for the final judgment at all. The clock is ticking, and no hammer can save her this time. It’s the beginning of the end that will lead to the most dramatic return in the Marvel Universe! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
JASON AARON (W) • RUSSELL DAUTERMAN, WALTER SIMONSON, OLIVIER COIPEL, CHRIS BURNHAM, JAMES HARREN AND MORE! (A); WRAPAROUND Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
THOR: WHERE WALK THE FROST GIANTS #1: When tragedy strikes the kingdom of Asgard, THE MIGHTY THOR soars into action! Wielding the thundering hammer Mjolnir, Thor sets off for the land where the Frost Giants dwell—frozen Nifleheim—in a matter of life and death for Asgard. But if YMIR has his way, the only thing awaiting Thor will be a frozen grave! Don’t miss this ALL-NEW tale featuring the original God of Thunder! Also featuring a special presentation of the historic battle between Thor and the Incredible HULK from Journey Into Mystery #112!
RALPH MACCHIO (W); TODD NAUCK (A/C)
MARVEL’S BLACK PANTHER PRELUDE #1 (of 2): Wakanda. The most technologically advanced nation in the world – and protected by the mighty BLACK PANTHER! Learn how T’CHALLA became the legendary hero of Wakanda in this ALL-NEW, NEVER-BEFORE-TOLD tale set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! See how the mantle was passed to the future king, in a time when super heroes were just emerging in the larger world, before this winter’s BLACK PANTHER film hits theaters!
WILL CORONA PILGRIM (W); ANNAPAOLA MARTELLO (A)
PiercingMetal Thoughts: As many of our geek-minded readers know, this week begins the NY Comic Con and since I am once again attending I know that I am going to need as much of the cash in my wallet as possible. That event can get very pricey once you start seeing things that you covet. This means the first issues will be perused before purchased but I will definitely secure the historic #700 of “The Mighty Thor”. What about you readers? Are you interested in any of these offerings and since we are heading to the Con we wonder who among you is going as well. Chime in down below. See you next time.
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