Our readers know full well just how much we enjoy the comic collecting medium and especially programs like Marvel Comics “True Believers” line. Below you can enjoy the press release and visuals about their latest set that will hit the racks in May. Take a look.
The Press Release:
This May, Marvel celebrates some of the most influential comic creators in Marvel history with a line of MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS TRUE BELIEVERS comics, available only at your local comic book shops. Reproducing some of Marvel’s most iconic stories by industry greats such as Louise Simonson, Peter David, Steve Englehart, Roy Thomas, Don McGregor, and Mike Zeck at the suggested retail price of $1, TRUE BELIEVERS are perfect for readers new and old. Whether it’s your first time reading these memorable tales or your hundredth – you won’t want to miss this special celebration. Look for your favorite classic stories with new and colorful re-printings!
• MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: AVENGERS – THE ORIGIN OF MANTIS #1: Reprinting Avengers (1963) #123
• MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: HULK – THE WEDDING OF RICK JONES #1: Reprinting Incredible Hulk (1968) #418
• MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: INVADERS #1: Reprinting Invaders (1975) #1
• MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: IRON FIST – COLLEEN WING #1: Reprinting Marvel Premiere #19
• MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: IRON FIST – MISTY KNIGHT #1: Reprinting Marvel Premiere #21
• MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: LUKE CAGE, POWER MAN – PIRANHA! #1: Reprinting Power Man #30
• MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: POWER PACK #1: Reprinting Power Pack (1984) #1
• MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: SILVER SURFER – RUDE AWAKENING #1: Reprinting Silver Surfer (1987) #51
• MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: SPIDER-MAN – KRAVEN’S LAST HUNT #1: Reprinting Web of Spider-Man (1985) #31
• MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: WHAT-IF? – SPIDER-GIRL #1: Reprinting What If? (1989) #105
Be there this May when these exciting TRUE BELIEVERS issues come to comic shops!
MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: AVENGERS – THE ORIGIN OF MANTIS! #1: Reprinting AVENGERS (1963) #123.
STEVE ENGLEHART (W) • BOB BROWN (A)
MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: HULK – THE WEDDING #1: Reprinting INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #418.
PETER DAVID (W) • GARY FRANK (A)
MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: INVADERS #1: Reprinting INVADERS (1975) #1.
ROY THOMAS (W) • FRANK ROBBINS (A)
MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: IRON FIST – COLLEEN WING #1: Reprinting MARVEL PREMIERE #19.
DOUG MOENCH (W) • LARRY HAMA (A)
MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: IRON FIST – MISTY KNIGHT #1: Reprinting MARVEL PREMIERE #21.
TONY ISABELLA (W) • ARVELL JONES (A)
MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: LUKE CAGE, POWER MAN — PIRANHA! #1: Reprinting POWER MAN #30.
DON MCGREGOR (W) RICH BUCKLER & ARVELL JONES (A)
MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: POWER PACK #1: Reprinting POWER PACK (1984) #1.
LOUISE SIMONSON (W) • JUNE BRIGMAN (A)
MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: SILVER SURFER — RUDE AWAKENING #1: Reprinting SILVER SURFER (1987) #51.
RON MARZ (W) • RON MARZ (A)
MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: SPIDER-MAN — KRAVEN’S LAST HUNT #1: Reprinting WEB OF SPIDER-MAN (1985) #31.
J.M. DEMATTEIS (W) • MIKE ZECK (A)
MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: WHAT IF? — SPIDER-GIRL #1: Reprinting WHAT IF? (1989) #105.
TOM DEFALCO (W) • RON FRENZ (A)
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: You’ve heard me say this a number of times but it seems to always bear repeating. I just love the “True Believers” line of titles because its the perfect way to do some comic book gifting that will go over like gangbusters. If you have some young readers in your family circle, you can supply them with a stack of comics for only $10 bucks. How sweet is that? It’s also a great way to have a reading copy of a classic story if you have the original secured in one of your long boxes. This latest series is a bit of a curious one for me because three of them are focusing on some heroes that had shows on Netflix. I’m speaking about Luke Cage and Iron Fist and with those shows cancelled, will titles focusing on some of the people that were met on the show of interest to the masses? I say this because in May we will already be about a week in to the release of “Avengers: Endgame” and something tells me that this will be the only geek thing on peoples minds. We’ve seen so many awesome runs for the line over the last couple of years and I think my favorites thus far have been the ones featuring “Fantastic Four”, “Venom”, “Captain Marvel” and “Phoenix”. If you’ve missed any of those from the past you should speak to your local comic book retailer and see what he might have sitting in a back-issue box or in the basement. You never know until you try right? Oh and since I edited this off of every single entry I’ll add that all of the issues are “32” pages with the exception of the “Power Pack” issue which is “40” pages. What do you comic book readers think about this latest line of True Believers? Will you be popping into your local shop and asking them to be added to your pull list? Don’t forget to do that on your next visit so you don’t miss out and like I’ve stressed, ask for 3 or 4 copies so you can make some gifts at the end of the month. It’s good comic Karma. See you next time.
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