Hello my friends and welcome to October! It’s always one of my favorite months of the year because of Halloween and this year its even more special based on all of the amazing stuff that is headed our way in terms of media. For instance, we are only days away from the opening of the film “Venom” and if you haven’t seen the second trailer yet just click HERE. We also have the return of Michael Myers in “Halloween” which looks as creepy as all get out. Don’t believe me then click on this LINK for good measure to see what I mean. So this month also is the month of “Spider-Geddon” and we’ve showcased the assorted variant covers that were coming for that first issue HERE in case you didn’t see them but that is enough out of me, its time to present the new launches and special editions from Marvel Comics as was provided by their press angle with light additional spice from other providers who have culled the same releases. Let’s go.
SPIDER-GEDDON #1 (OF 5): REVENGE OF THE SPIDER-VERSE! Back in 2014, SPIDER-VERSE brought every Spider-Man ever together. This event spinning out of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 has Christos Gage and Dan Slott teaming up to destroy them all. The Inheritors have somehow gotten out of their radioactive prison planet and made their way to the Marvel Universe. It’s going to take a whole Spider-Army to keep them from TAKING IT ALL! Starring Spider-Man, Doctor Octopus, Spider-Gwen, Miles Morales, Spider-Woman, the Spider-Man from the anticipated video game and, well, every Spider-Man and Spider-Woman ever, including some brand-new ones! With Jorge Molina on art, the END OF ALL SPIDERS never looked so good!
CHRISTOS GAGE with DAN SLOTT (W) • JORGE MOLINA (A/C)
SPIDER-FORCE #1 (of 3): A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE IN! The deadliest mission in all of SPIDER-GEDDON has come up and Kaine has stepped forward for what he’s sure will be a suicide mission. But he can’t do it alone and Jessica Drew, A.K.A. Spider-Woman has signed on to help, but has Kaine told her the whole truth? With Ashley Barton, from the OLD MAN LOGAN universe, and two new characters (Astro-Spider and Spider-Kid), Kaine’s team is complete and their first mission may be their last!
Christopher Priest (W); PAULO SIQUIERA (A); Cover by SHANE DAVIS
VAULT OF SPIDERS #1 (of 2): A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE IN! Only a Spider-Army can stop the end of the Multiverse! Meet Web-Slinger, the Spider-Man from the Wild West, in an unforgettable story by CULLEN BUNN (X-MEN BLUE) and JAVIER PULIDO (SHE-HULK). He is the Emissary from Hell, he is SUPAIDAMAN! The Spider-Man from the live-action SPIDER-MAN show that aired in Japan in the 1970s is back in comics form in an insane story by JED MACKAY (EDGE OF SPIDER-GEDDON) and SHELDON VELLA (DEADPOOL, SPIDER-VERSE). And that’s just a glimpse into the VAULT OF SPIDERS!
CULLEN BUNN, JED MACKAY AND MORE! (W); JAVIER PULIDO, SHELDON VELLA AND MORE! (A); Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
SPIDER-GIRLS #1 (of 3): A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE IN! MAY “MAYDAY” PARKER, the original SPIDER-GIRL, ANYA CORAZON, the Prime Universe SPIDER-GIRL, and ANNIE MAY PARKER, A.K.A. SPIDERLING — together for the first time! May will do anything to protect her brother from the Inheritors, and Anya’s knowledge of the mystical Spider-Totems could save the day. But how does Annie fit in? And what chance do three girls have against ageless universal forces?!
JODY HOUSER (W) • ANDRES GENOLET (A); Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
SPIDER-GWEN A.K.A. GHOST SPIDER #1: A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE IN! What? You thought we were done with Gwen Stacy after the first two landmark volumes of her series?! GET OUTTA HERE. It’s a whole new spin on Gwen and her world of Earth-65, brought to you by none other than SEANAN MCGUIRE & ROSI KÄMPE! e pick up with Gwen right where we left her – fighting crime through her home reality, unaware that it sits on the precipice of interdimensional calamity! Someone’s gonna be late to band practice…
Seanan McGuire (W) • ROSI KÄMPE (A); Cover by Bengal
SUPERIOR OCTOPUS #1: DOC OCK-TOBER STARTS HERE IN THIS SPIDER-GEDDON TIE IN!
Doc Ock has set up shop as San Francisco’s protector, but you won’t believe his methods. Some of Otto Octavius’s new super hero strategies may make Spider-Man regret letting him free, but the good doctor swears that he’s the SUPERIOR OCTOPUS! ONE-SHOT
CHRISTOS GAGE (W) • MIKE HAWTHORNE(A); Cover by TRAVIS CHAREST
AVENGERS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL #1: TRICK OR TREAT, TRUE BELIEVERS! PLUS! Spooky stories starring the X-Men & Doctor Doom! Epic thrills and ghastly horror awaits in these all-new twisted tales! Spanning the breadth of the Marvel Universe, through the macabre lens of a murderer’s row of writers and artists assembled here, see your favorite heroes and villains as you’ve never seen them before! Also including the Marvel Comics writing debut of Jay Baruchel (This is the End; Goon)!
Gerry Duggan, The Soska Sisters, Jay Baruchel, Robbie Thompson & Rob Fee (W)
Juanan Ramirez, Jonas Scharf, Eoin Marron & Bob Quinn (A)
Cover by GEOFF SHAW
SHURI #1: FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE BLACK PANTHER! The world fell in love with her in the movie. Now, the Black Panther’s techno-genius sister launches her own adventures — written by best-selling Afrofuturist author Nnedi Okorafor and drawn by Eisner-nominated artist Leonardo Romero! The Black Panther has disappeared, lost on a mission in space. And in his absence, everyone’s looking at the next in line for the throne. But Shuri is happiest in a lab, surrounded by gadgets of her own creation. She’d rather be testing gauntlets than throwing them. But a nation without a leader is a vulnerable one — and Shuri may have to choose between Wakanda’s welfare and her own.
NNEDI OKORAFOR (W) • LEONARDO ROMERO (A); Cover by SAM SPRATT
INFINITY WARS: SLEEPWALKER #1 & #2 (of 4): Deep in the mind of man, in the ephemeral land of dreams, he lurks! The Sleepwalker — a guardian of the Mindscape, a realm threatened by the disruptive power of the Infinity Stones! But when all of reality becomes warped in INFINITY WARS, can Sleepwalker find the help he needs to save us all?
CHRIS SIMS & CHAD BOWERS (W) • TODD NAUCK (A/C)
INFINITY WARS: ARACHKNIGHT #1 (of 2): Chosen as the Avatar of the Spider-Totem, Peter Parker is the dark guardian of destiny doing the bidding of the great weaver of fate…a role that has shattered his mind into multiple personas: a tech genius, a photographer, a teacher…
MAX BEMIS (W) • ALÉ GARZA (A); Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
INFINITY WARS: WEAPON HEX #1 (of 2): In a dark weapons program breeding subjects specifically for magic use, the 23rd attempt, now called Wanda, was finally able to connect to violent magics – making her one of the deadliest people on the planet!
BEN ACKER & BEN BLACKER (W) • GERARDO SANDOVAL (A); Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP #1 (OF 5): BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Nadia Van Dyne, A.K.A. the UNSTOPPABLE WASP, and her team of girl scientists are back! With the backing of the original Wasp, Janet Van Dyne, there’s no problem the Agents of G.I.R.L. can’t solve! But they’re not the only acronym-toting science organization out there, and when A.I.M. strikes, Nadia and the ladies of Genius In action Research Labs answer the call. But who is A.I.M.’s new super-powered lieutenant, and how do they know Nadia? And what does A.I.M.’s plan have to do with Nadia’s father, Hank Pym?
JEREMY WHITLEY(W) • GURIHIRU (A/C)
SHATTERSTAR #1 (OF 5): A gladiator, a warrior, a hero…the man called Shatterstar has been many things, but one thing he’s always been is deadly. He’s not a man you want to cross or you’ll learn that fact all too well. Walk back into the darkness with Shatterstar.
TIM SEELEY (W) • CARLOS VILLA (A); Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
BLACK PANTHER VS. DEADPOOL #1 (of 5): VIBRANIUM BULLETS AND REGROWING LIMBS – EVERYTHING YOU WANT FROM A COMIC IS HERE! Deadpool’s teamed up with, taken down or taken a beating from just about every hero in the Marvel Universe. And no way is the Black Panther going to miss out on his turn. From Late Show writer Daniel Kibblesmith comes a hilarious romp through Wakanda as Deadpool goes on the hunt for the world’s most valuable resource: Vibranium! When a beloved figure of the Marvel Universe becomes collateral damage in a fight between Deadpool and the Wrecker, the heroic Deadpool sets out to obtain a fragment of Vibranium that could save the victim’s life. But his unconventional methods — ranging from poaching to dismemberment — don’t sit well with the King of Wakanda, and Deadpool’s about to learn that you don’t bring a sword to a claw fight!
DANIEL KIBBLESMITH (W) • RICARDO López ORTIZ (A); Cover by Ryan Benjamin
X-MEN BLACK – MAGNETO #1: MAGNETO IS BACK!…and so is Chris Claremont! For years, Magneto has done everything he can to achieve his goals for mutant domination. But now Magneto has declared that enough is enough. So what revolutionary plan does Magneto have that will change the face of mutantkind? And will anyone be able to stop him? Will anyone want to? PLUS: Includes Part 1 of X-MEN BLACK: APOCALYPSE the back up story by Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, and Geraldo Borge!
CHRIS CLAREMONT (W) • Dalibor Talajic (A); Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
X-MEN BLACK – MOJO #1: THE SPINELESS SHOWMAN TAKES CENTER STAGE! That’s right — that most successful producer ever to pack the cross-time airwaves, the man himself, MOJO, has yet another plan in place the boost his ratings at the X-Men’s expense! And I’m sure he would say it’s THE MOST IMPORTANT COMIC BOOK YOU’LL EVER READ! PLUS: Part 2 of X-MEN BLACK: APOCALYPSE!
SCOTT AUKERMAN (W) • NICK BRADSHAW (A); Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
X-MEN BLACK – MYSTIQUE #1: THAT’S SO RAVEN! What’s a day in the life for Raven Darkholme, A.K.A. Mystique? Brutal kills, revenge-fueled chills, seductive thrills…and that’s all before breakfast! Award-winning author Seanan McGuire (X-MEN GOLD ANNUAL #2) and rising star Marco Failla take Marvel’s multifaceted mutant murderess for a spin! PLUS: Part 3 of X-MEN BLACK: APOCALYPSE!
SEANAN MCGUIRE (W) • MARCO FAILLA (A); Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
X-MEN BLACK – JUGGERNAUT #1: Nothing can stop the Juggernaut……until now. What has finally stopped Cain Marko in his tracks? You’ll have to see to believe, but we can promise you it’s gonna involve nothing but punching for the Juggernaut! PLUS: Part 4 of X-MEN BLACK: APOCALYPSE!
ROBBIE THOMPSON (W) • SHAWN CRYSTAL (A); Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
X-MEN BLACK – EMMA FROST #1: THE DIAMOND DIVA STRIKES BACK! Before she was an X-Man, Emma Frost was White Queen of the Hellfire Club where she labored under the yolk of Sebastian Shaw, the Black King. Now she sets her sights on the club, determined to tear down the organization that wronged her…if she can convince the X-Men to help out. PLUS: Part 5 of X-MEN BLACK: APOCALYPSE!
Leah Williams (W) • CHRIS BACHALO (A); Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
WHAT IF? MAGIK #1: Before she was Magik, Illyana Rasputin was just a kid whom Limbo chewed up and spit out seven years older. So it’s no surprise that, at 15, she wants nothing to do with the X-Men…nothing to do with the New Mutants…and nothing to do with her own powers. It’s not even surprising that she runs away… but where — and who — she ends up? Well, that’s something you’ve never seen before.
LEAH WILLIAMS (W); FILIPE ANDRADE (A); COVER BY JEFF DEKAL
WHAT IF? X-MEN #1: From the publisher that gave you OLD MAN LOGAN and HOUSE OF M… The X-Men as you never imagined! Welcome to the EXE/scape, a digital wonderland of business and pleasure accessible to anyone with the social (or monetary) capital for the bio-mods needed to log in… Or you can bypass all of that by being born carrying an .EXE/gene! But circumventing the login regulations is exactly what got the likes of Charles Xavier and his .EXE/men banned and driven underground in the first place… Free-roamers u/Domino and u/Cable have taken every dirty job there is on the ‘scape, but when a simple data scrubbing job turns bad, the life of bio-mod magnate Erik Lehnsherr hangs in the balance, and with it, their very society… It’s a whole new world of X-Men by Bryan Edward Hill (Detective Comics), Neil Edwards (Justice League) and Giannis Milonogiannis (Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network)!
BRYAN EDWARD HILL (W); NEIL EDWARDS & GIANNIS MILONOGIANNIS (A); Cover by RAHZZAH
WHAT IF? THOR #1: When young THOR’S father falls to the King of Giants, his life is forever changed. He’s ripped from Asgard to be raised in a world of persistent winter, learning the brutal way of life in Jotenheim. But what happens when the runt of the giants, LOKI, is under the shadow of his new step-brother?
Ethan Sacks (W) • Michele Bandini (A); Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO
WHAT IF: GHOST RIDER #1: You’ve only heard whispers of this real-world/Marvel Universe crossover until now, when moral decline and budgetary shortfalls have combined to lower our lawyers’ resistance! Sebastian Girner (Shirtless Bear-Fighter, Scales & Scoundrels) and Caspar Wijngaard (Angelic, Limbo, DOCTOR APHRA ANNUAL #2) recklessly bring you the tale of the first and only true Nordic black metal band to visit the Marvel Universe through the INSANITY of likeness release waivers! What role does GHOST RIDER Robbie Reyes play, and will YOUR MIND survive the BRUTALITY?!
SEBASTIAN GIRNER (W) • CASPAR WIJNGAARD (A); Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT
WHAT IF? SPIDER-MAN #1: What if Peter Parker wasn’t the one bitten by the radioactive spider? What if the person who got bit was someone who didn’t live by the mantra of “with great power comes great responsibility”? What if that person was an egotistical bully who was only interested in taking care of himself? What if…FLASH THOMPSON became Spider-Man?
GERRY CONWAY (W) • Diego Olortegui (A); Cover by PATCH ZIRCHER
WHAT IF? THE PUNISHER #1: WITH GREAT POWER…When Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben is ruthlessly killed by a burglar Peter let escape, he vows to never let the same fate befall another innocent bystander. From then on, he stands as a figure of cold retribution. Criminals beware – the guilty caught in this spider’s web will be PUNISHED. But will Parker stand triumphant…or shattered by this twist of fate?
The friendly neighborhood takes a different turn in this WHAT IF? adventure, positing a very different sense of responsibility for the man who will be known as THE PUNISHER, as his battles against villains like the GREEN GOBLIN take a new path!
CARL POTTS (W) • JUANAN RAMIREZ (A); Cover by CHRISTOPHER STEVENS
MARVEL ZOMBIE #1: NEW FROM THE HOUSE OF IDEAS! MARVEL ZOMBIES IS BACK…WITH A TWIST! Years after an incurable zombie virus ravaged the world, a small colony of survivors is protected by the Marvel U’s few remaining heroes, including Spider-Man, Daredevil and the Falcon. But when their last chance at salvation arrives, will they be willing to sacrifice their own humanity in the process? From the twisted minds of ICE CREAM MAN writer W. Maxwell Prince and Stefano Raffaele (Generations: Hawkeye) comes the next macabre obsession for fans of The Walking Dead and The Road!
W. MAXWELL PRINCE (W) • STEFANO RAEFFELE (A); COVER BY JUAN FERREYRA
TYPHOID FEVER: SPIDER-MAN #1: Typhoid Mary is back in Manhattan and has set her sights on Hell’s Kitchen. With Daredevil preoccupied trying to take down Mayor Fisk, a power vacuum has suddenly formed in Manhattan’s most dangerous neighborhood, and Typhoid Mary aims to fill it with her own unique brand of chaos. But Daredevil isn’t the only guardian watching over the Kitchen’s residents… and SPIDER-MAN is going to prove it!
CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN (W) • STEPHANO LANDINI (A); COVER BY R.B. SILVA
VENOM ANNUAL #1: VENOM’S 30th ANNIVERSARY CONTINUES! For the first time in Marvel history, the Wicked Webslinger called VENOM gets his very own Annual! This one features a few walks down memory lane from some of the best creators in comics today — and even a few surprise guests from Venom’s past! Serving as a great jumping on point for readers new and old, this is one issue of VENOM you can’t afford to miss!
DONNY CATES, JEFF LOVENESS, DAVID MICHELIENIE AND MORE! (W)
TIGH WALKER, RON LIM, AND SOME OF THE BEST ARTISTS IN THE BIZ! (A)
Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA
MOON KNIGHT #200: DARKEST NIGHT! MARC SPECTOR comes face-to-face with his demons! Old enemies return! It’s a celebration of 200 issues of the multifaceted MOON KNIGHT with an oversized anniversary issue you’d be crazy to miss!
MAX BEMIS (W) • PAUL DAVIDSON & OTHERS (A); Cover by BECKY CLOONAN; COVER BY PHILIP TAN
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Whew, is that a lot of titles or is THAT a lot of titles. I feel that this month I am going to need to start offering to help my local comic book shop to stock the shelves in order to keep up because in addition to all of these dynamic first issues there is a new set of “True Believers” that feature some amazing and classic issues of “What If?” (click HERE to see my narrative about those). To be honest I am looking forward to having reading copies of those issues as well and almost as much as the new stuff that will be hitting the racks. So tell me before I close this narrative up – What are you most excited about from this list of Marvel-ous editions? Chime in down below and line out your favorites as I always love hearing what you have to say about the matter.
Oh, before I forget, I will once again be exploring the Halls Of Justice I mean The Javits Center for the annual New York Comic Con and its pretty awesome for sure. Since I will be very active on the websites social networks you’re going to want to be on point with all of them so head over to our Official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts and give some follows and likes. I don’t want you to miss out on anything if you like this kind of stuff and cannot attend for some reason or another.
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