Marvel Comics has recently unveiled the six new terrifying creatures that will appear during the “Monsters Unleashed” storyline. Check out the press copy below along with the provided photos of these nasties and I’ll return afterwards with some thoughts.
The Press Release:
New York, NY—October 28th, 2016 – Run if you can! Hide if you must! Nothing can prepare you for MONSTERS UNLEASHED! As massive monsters rain from the skies, rise from the seas and pour from the center of the very Earth – the table is set epic battle fans have been waiting for! It’s all happening this January as Cullen Bunn and some of today’s biggest artists bring you the next thrilling Marvel Universe epic. Gargantuan beasts from across Marvel’s long and storied history have risen up, intent on destroying the planet. But they’re not the alone! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce six brand new creatures invading the Marvel Universe!
“Everything about this story is massive – the scope, the stakes and, of course, those incredible monsters,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “Five action-packed issues celebrate Marvel’s past, present and future, as one new, unforgettable character and several brand-new monsters – created and designed by Cullen Bunn, the five artists and a few surprise guest artists – arrive to leave an indelible mark on the Marvel Universe.”
Look for these giants to make their grand appearance in the pages of Monsters Unleashed – and make a monster-sized footprint on the Marvel Universe to come!
1. SLIZZIK by Steve McNiven
2. SCRAAG by Greg Land
3. MEKRA by Leinil Francis Yu
4. AEGIS by Salvador Larroca
5. HI-VO by Adam Kubert
6. FIRECLAW by Art Adams
“Monsters Unleashed is a love letter to Marvel’s history,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “So we wanted to do something fun for our six new monsters. Being the massive Marvel fan that he is, Cullen had already come up with statistics, power rankings and factoids about all of them. We couldn’t resist the opportunity to create some fan-favorite Marvel Universe trading cards for the big reveal!”
It’s all hands on deck as the Avengers, the Champions, the Guardians, the X-Men the Inhumans and more make their desperate stand against armies of towering beasts of destruction! With 6 powerful new monsters standing in their way, do they stand a chance? Something big is coming to the Marvel Universe – and it’s happening in MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1 – smashing in to comic shops everywhere on January 18th 2017!
MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1 (NOV160745) Written by CULLEN BUNN; Art & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
Variant Cover by KEN NIIMURA (NOV160746)
50s Movie Poster Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (NOV160747)
Video Game Variant by JEEHYUNG LEE (NOV160748)
New Monster Variant by STEVE MCNIVEN (NOV160749)
Monster vs. Hero Variant by MIKE MIGNOLA (NOV160750)
Teaser Variant by GEOFF DARROW (NOV160751)
Hip Hop Variant by MIKE DEODATO (NOV160752)
FOC – 12/19/16, On-Sale 1/18/17
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Having grown up on the Marvel monsters of the past and of course the adventures in cinema of everyone’s favorite Kaiju Godzilla I have to admit that I am intrigued by this idea. I think the ones that fascinate me the most fall to Slizzik, Scragg and Aegis but I will likely be picking up all of the issues of the mini-series if that is how they are presenting it. I’m not sure if I am grabbing every single crossover title but let’s see as I still have time to decide. So what do you think of these mighty Marvel monsters? Now that we’ve seen them and know a little about them based on these “cards” I am curious which ones you want to see put the biggest stomp on our heroes. The comments is your place to do it.
Official Website: http://www.marvel.com