I’m continuing the share of the press copy that discusses the early 2017 Monster program by Marvel Comics which if you can pardon the pun speaks more about the “Monsters Unleashed” storyline and showcases some tie-in special issues. The art and press copy come care of the fine folks at Marvel Comics and I will speak a little more at the close. Here we go, the monster mash is coming at us soon.
The Press Copy:
New York, NY—November 8th, 2016 — As skyscraper-sized behemoths rampage across the Marvel Universe – it’s all hands on deck as heroes from across the globe mobilize to combat endless monster hordes! Cullen Bunn and five superstar artists are poised to bring you a blockbuster epic that has to be seen to be believed beginning in MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1. With action so big, it’s spilling out into the rest of the Marvel Universe! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce the next four Monsters Unleashed tie-in one-shots for the month of February – DOCTOR STRANGE #1.MU, CHAMPIONS #1.MU, UNCANNY INHUMANS #1.MU and ALL-NEW X-MEN #1.MU!
First up, it’s massive monster mayhem in DOCTOR STRANGE #1.MU. The good doctor would have a hard time taking down these monsters at peak strength – how do you think he’ll do now that his magic has been diminished? Next, Marvel’s newest teen team supreme goes head-to-head with giant monsters in CHAMPIONS #1.MU. As they crash headlong into their first big conflict, will they find they’re in over their heads? Then, she’s the best there is at what she does – but what she does ISN’T fighting giant monsters. As the X-Men head to New Orleans in ALL-NEW X-MEN #1.MU, what they uncover deep in the bayou could help turn the tide before it’s too late! Finally, Crystal and her crew head to Italy for an epic throw down in UNCANNY INHUMANS #1.MU. They’ll have a hard enough time shutting down one monster, but when two make landfall in Rome – Crystal and her crew of Inhumans will have to dig deep if they want to save the city and everyone in it!
These four blockbuster titles join January’s Spider-Man/Deadpool #1.MU and Avengers #1.MU! Something big is coming to the Marvel Universe, True Believers. You won’t want to miss a moment of the monster madness when DOCTOR STRANGE #1.MU, CHAMPIONS #1.MU, UNCANNY INHUMANS #1.MU and ALL-NEW X-MEN #1.MU come to comic shops and digital devices everywhere throughout the month of February! Plus, look for the final .MU one-shots coming in March!
DOCTOR STRANGE #1.MU: Written by CHIP ZDARSKY; Art by JULIAN LOPEZ; Cover by CHIP
CHAMPIONS #1.MU: Written by JEREMY WHITLEY; Art by RO STEIN & TED BRANDT; Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
UNCANNY INHUMANS #1.MU: Written by PAUL ALLOR; Art by BRIAN LEVEL; Cover by MICHAEL WALSH
ALL-NEW X-MEN #1.MU: Written by JEREMY WHITLEY; Art by CARLO BARBERI; Cover by ADAM KUBERT
PiercingMetal Thoughts: As these are special tie-in issues I will very likely be snagging a copy of each for the collection but since the holidays will still be ringing in my financials will bypass doing a double copy like I usually do with first issues. I’ve been digging the latest Doctor Strange title and Champions so am excited that they are giving them special issues. Those two are the preferred ones for me despite my already admitting that I am picking each of them up. What do you think of this stuff so far? Does the “Monsters Unleashed” epic spark your interest and will you be following it through these tie-in issues? Let me know in the comments section below since that is how we learn what you’re all about after all.
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