Can I still wish you readers a “Happy New Year”? I like to think that I can since we are only just now finishing the first full week of 2016 so it is still very fresh. At least to me it is. Now I have to say that I am super excited for all of the cool comic book things that are coming out this year and January has really shown that we are in for a lot of treats. The first couple of “Deadpool” True Believers issues are out and based on the timing of this post some of the issues below are already on the stands but that should not be anything problematic for you in terms of getting copies. These are the first issues only from Marvel Comics that are coming this month and in case you wondered, there are numerous variant covers to be enjoyed. While I don’t have them visually represented there are Hip Hop covers and Deadpool covers for those who want them. Here we go.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1: It’s high-stakes espionage in the Marvel Universe in this brand-new series inspired by the hit television show Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Tony Stark guest-stars in the beginning of “THE COULSON PROTOCOLS.”
MARC GUGGENHEIM (w) • GERMAN PERALTA (a) Cover by MIKE NORTON
Captain Marvel #1: Face front, true believers! The Captain has made her return and oh, how mighty it is. It’s a bold new frontier for Carol Danvers as she soars to new heights in her greatest mission yet—leader of the all-new Alpha Flight space program. Yup, Alpha Flight. As earth’s first line of defense, Carol and her team aim to protect the planet from extraterrestrial threats. But can Carol be a soldier and a diplomat? Especially when an unknown enemy emerges that Carol can’t quite punch. The superstar team behind Marvel’s Agent Carter television series, Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, make their comics debut alongside the awesomely-talented Kris Anka.
Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters (w) • KRIS ANKA (a/C)
Old Man Logan #1: Fifty years from now, Logan — the man who no longer calls himself Wolverine — will have endured many atrocities: The Marvel Universe’s villains will have banded together and rid the world of its heroes. Logan’s closest friend, Hawkeye, will have been murdered in cold blood right before his eyes. And driven mad by the same radiation that gave him his superhuman strength, Bruce Banner will have fathered a family of hillbilly Hulks…that eventually went on to slaughter Logan’s wife and two children. But now, in the present, Old Man Logan wakes up to discover himself in a world before these atrocities, before the Wasteland. And he’s going to seize this opportunity and change history to ensure that his future never comes to pass…
JEFF LEMIRE (w) • ANDREA SORRENTINO (a/C)
Rocket Raccoon & Groot #1: ROCKET RACCOON BREAKS BAD! There’s a new criminal mastermind in the galaxy, and it’s…ROCKET RACCOON?! How did this happen? SERIOUSLY, HOW DID THIS HAPPEN, YOU GUYS??? Groot knows, but he’s not talking! Well, he is talking, but all he’s saying is…oh, you know. Diabolical danger, madcap mysteries and astonishing adventure abound as SKOTTIE YOUNG and FILIPE ANDRADE return to tell tall tail tales of Rocket Raccoon, now with the adorable, arboreal Groot along for the ride! If you love adventure, animals, outer space and just about anything in between, this is the book for you!
SKOTTIE YOUNG (w) • FILIPE ANDRADE (a) Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Silver Surfer #1: “Fantastic Planet”
The Surfer has taken Dawn Greenwood to the end of the universe, and now he’s going to show her the most fantastic planet of them all: Earth! It’s your homeworld like you’ve never seen it before: with monsters, magic and…a secret that will change everything! The perfect jumping-on point for the book everyone’s talking about!
DAN SLOTT (w) • MICHAEL ALLRED (a/C)
Spider-Man/Deadpool #1: BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! The Webbed Wonder and the Merc with a Mouth are teaming up for their first ongoing series EVER! It’s action, adventure and just a smattering of (b) romance in this episodic epic featuring the WORLD’S GREATEST SUPER HERO and the star of the WORLD’S GREATEST COMICS MAGAZINE. Talk about a REAL dynamic duo!
JOE KELLY (w) • ED MCGUINNESS (a/C);
Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin #1:
PiercingMetal Thoughts: As you can see Marvel Comics appears to be off to a great start with a few of these offerings and I am speaking primarily about the sure to be a fun ride of “Spider-Man/Deadpool” along with “Rocket Racoon and Groot”. The pair from “Guardians Of The Galaxy” show no signs of slowing down in terms of their popularity since the movie and that is fine by me. Now let’s discuss Deadpool. Man that movie looks like so much fun and its enough to make me not care that it doesn’t happen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is instead a part of Fox’s. Silver Surfer could be fun and I’m a huge fan of Michael Allred from his “Madman” days so look forward to that art for sure. Which of these titles are up your alley and on your weekly pull list? Let me know in the comments and don’t worry I will be back with the DC Comics offerings soon.
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