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Comic Titles To Find On “Free Comic Book Day” 2018

Just in case you might have forgotten, today is “Free Comic Book Day” and this is the once a year event that takes place on the first Saturday in May at participating comic book retailers. It’s a wonderful day for fans of the medium, and its name pretty much describes what happens and its the chance to get a nice stack of free comic books. I’ve been supporting this initiative for a few years now and cannot wait to head over to my local retailer. Here are some of the items that I am interested in getting copies of. The art and premise were all culled from the Official FCBD website which I’ve linked below for your own assistance. Here we go.

Marvel Comics:

Avengers/Captain America: Free Comic Book Day 2018 is your perfect chance to dive into the Marvel Universe! With a story from Jason Aaron and art by Sara Pichelli, Marvel’s FCBD title debuting this May features stories that set the stage for an epic new direction in the Marvel Universe. (W) Jason Aaron, Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Sara Pichelli, Leinil Francis Yu

FYI this is the back cover of the flip-book.

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Free Comic Book Day “Avengers”

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Free Comic Book Day “Captain America”

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Marvel Comics First Issues Coming May 2018

Happy May my comic book loving readers, we are here and ready to share the months first issues and special anniversary editions that will be heading our way thanks to the fine folks at Marvel Comics. Of course, the biggest news of this morning will be the blockbuster box office take from this past weekend where we found “Avengers: Infinity War” pulling in more than $630 million dollars in the global box office tally. This film only opened up on Friday my friends, so one has to assume that it is going to be riding high for the next few weeks. I’m planning on seeing it this morning at one of the early matinees but don’t worry – I will not be spoiling it for anyone. There are a LOT of comics to showcase here so I’d better get on down to business. Here we go.

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“Avengers” #1

AVENGERS #1: A NEW ERA DAWNS FOR EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES. Thor Odinson. Steve Rogers. Tony Stark. The Big Three of the Avengers are reunited at last! And just in time to save the world from total annihilation at the hands of their most powerful enemies yet: the 2000-foot-tall space gods known as Celestials. Behold the coming of the Final Host. Who will answer the call to assemble for a wild new era of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? Hint: one of them has a flaming skull for a head. And what strange, world-shaking connection exists between the Final Host and Odin’s ancient band of Prehistoric Avengers?

Written by JASON AARON • Penciled by ED MCGUINNESS; Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

AVENGERS #2: Black Panther and Dr. Strange battle for their lives deep within the earth…Captain Marvel battles death and destruction raining down from the skies…while Thor, Iron Man and Captain America lead the valiant (yet hopeless) fight against the Final Host of Dark Celestials. And Ghost Rider and the Savage Hulk make brutal war against…each other? Plus, you can’t have a gathering of Avengers without a certain Prince of Lies, now can you?

Written by JASON AARON • Penciled by ED MCGUINNESS; Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

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“Black Panther” #1

BLACK PANTHER #1: A NEW DIRECTION FROM TA-NEHISI A bold new direction for the Black Panther! For years, T’Challa has fought off invaders from his homeland, protecting Wakanda from everything from meddling governments to long-lost gods. Now, he will discover that Wakanda is much bigger than he ever dreamed…Across the vast Multiverse lies an empire founded in T’Challa’s name. Readers caught a glimpse of it in MARVEL LEGACY #1. Now find out the truth behind the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda! Ta-Nehisi Coates welcomes aboard fan-favorite artist Daniel Acuña for a Black Panther story unlike any other!

Written by TA-NEHISI COATES • Penciled by DANIEL ACUÑA; Cover by DANIEL ACUñA
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Marvel Comics Announces: “Avengers” #1 (Coming May 2018)

With Marvel’s recent announcement about a host of brand-new title launches and their sharing not only the cover art but several preview pages, I’m going to help rally the charge by giving each of them a posting. Here’s the scoop on the just announced “Avengers” title.

The Press Release:
New creative teams. New series. New directions. New beginnings. It all kicks off this May with AVENGERS #1!

“Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be rolling out new beginnings for a few of our key franchises-new creative teams, new starting points, new storylines-all the big stuff that we’ve been building towards since LEGACY began,” says SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “This isn’t a clearing of the slate-while these new starts will kick off with new #1s, we’ll be maintaining the classic LEGACY issue counts as dual numbering on these titles as well. Oh, and don’t read anything into not seeing a character on the Jim Cheung piece…we can only squeeze so many characters onto there without killing poor Jim!”

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“Avengers” #1

AVENGERS #1: Written by JASON AARON, Art and Cover by ED MCGUINNESS. On Sale 5/2/18

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m not going to add much to this post but will be adding this issue to my pull list in May for sure and then give it a good overview. Are you readers interested in a brand-new “Avengers” series? Let me know down in the comments but before we go let’s enjoy some preview pages from the first issue.

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“Avengers” B&W Preview 1
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“Avengers” B&W Preview 2
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“Avengers” B&W Preview 3
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“Avengers” B&W Preview 4

Official Website: http://www.marvel.com
Official Character Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avengers_(comics)

Marvel Comics Delivers “Venom” 30th Anniversary Variant Covers In March

As you might have noticed, there are a LOT of variant cover programs coming from the House Of Ideas this March and the latest batch are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Venom. Can you believe that its been thirty years since we first met this incredible character? Check out the covers below and who worked on them. I’ll return at the close with some additional thoughts.

The Press Release:
In preparation for Venom’s 30th anniversary, get ready for 20 key moments showcasing the symbiote’s epic history. These anniversary covers will feature art by some of the industry’s top creators and rising stars, including Mark Bagley, Mike Perkins, Francesco Francavilla, Ron Lim, Inhyuk Lee and more! The first wave of VENOM VARIANT COVERS will hit comic shops on March 7th. Don’t miss your chance to collect all 20 variants, coming to comic shops this March.

1. ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #33 by DUSTIN WEAVER

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“All-New Wolverine” #33 (Venom 30th Anniversary Variant)

2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #798 by TERRY and RACHEL DODSON

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“Amazing Spider-Man” #798 (Venom 30th Anniversary Variant)

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Marvel Unveils “The New Mutants” Variant Covers For March

Though the news about these latest variant covers came up in January, I’ve decided to wait until they were closer to hitting the racks so those interested could request their comic book dealer to save or order them the necessary copies. These covers will offer up “The New Mutants” who will be the stars of their own 20th Century Fox film soon. Let’s take a look at the ones that were shared with the press. If any others arrive I will edit them into this same piece.

The Press Release:
This March, a paranormal mystery will be unleashed in the Marvel Universe…and only the members of the NEW MUTANTS can stop it! In celebration of this six-issue limited series from writer Matt Rosenberg and artist Adam Gorham, Marvel is excited to announce the NEW MUTANT VARIANT COVER PROGRAM, featuring dark portraits of your favorite Marvel heroes from acclaimed artists such as Dan Mora, Declan Shalvey, Mike Deodato and more. Look for Marvel’s New Mutant variant covers on these select titles:

1. ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #32 by Mike Deodato

2. AVENGERS #685 by Terry Dodson

3. CABLE #155 by Tyler Kirkham

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“Cable” #155 (New Mutants Variant)

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