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Marvel Presents “Fantastic Four” Line-Wide Variants This August

In the coming months, the Fantastic Four will return to the Marvel Universe and star in a title of their own. While this news was released before we are sharing it, I wanted to post it now so you can hit your retailer and get them on point with this group of variants since they generally need a month advance notice to get the order in to Diamond. Check out these awesome variants on some of the currently running and new titles.

The Press Release:
The Fantastic Four have returned, and what better way to celebrate the homecoming of Sue, Reed, Ben and Johnny than with a collection of variant covers highlighting the different iterations of Marvel’s beloved first family? This August, some of the industry’s most acclaimed creators will bring you the Fantastic Four through the years, highlighting the team during their many different and memorable eras in Marvel Comics! Look for Marvel’s RETURN OF THE FANTASTIC FOUR variant covers on these select titles:

1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 by STEVE EPTING

2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 by CHRIS SPROUSE (not final art)

3. ASTONISHING X-MEN #14 by ADAM KUBERT

4. AVENGERS #6 by JOHN CASSADAY

5. CAPTAIN AMERICA #2 by TRAVIS CHAREST

6. DEADPOOL #3 by ROB LIEFELD

7. DOCTOR STRANGE #4 by DAVID AJA

8. FANTASTIC FOUR #1 by MARK BROOKS

9. HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: DEAD ENDS #1 by STEVE MCNIVEN

10. IMMORTAL HULK #4 by ARTHUR ADAMS

11. MARVEL 2-IN-ONE #9 by ALAN DAVIS

12. SENTRY #3 by PHIL NOTO

13. THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #2 by HUMBERTO RAMOS

14. THE PUNISHER #1 by SALVADOR LARROCA

15. THOR #4 by BRYAN HITCH

16. TONY STARK: IRON MAN #3 by ADAM HUGHES

17. VENOM #5 by GERARDO ZAFFINO

18. WEAPON H #6 by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL

19. X-23 #3 by CARLOS PACHECO

20. X-MEN: RED #7 by DAVID MARQUEZ

Don’t miss your chance to collect all 20 variant covers, coming to comic shops this August!

PiercingMetal Thoughts: If you’ve seen these types of posts you already know that I don’t collect the myriad of variant covers unless its something that I really love and on the cover of a first issue that I am interested in anyway. Don’t let my practices sway you because I still think its rather cool. I’m pretty excited about the return of the First Family to the monthly comics and who knows, if the Disney acquisition of 20th Century Fox goes through, perhaps we shall find them involved in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at long last. Wouldn’t that be great. Now before I forget to remind you, please be aware that that in July the Fantastic Four will be part of twelve reprinted issues that are only one-dollar each. You don’t want to miss these at all and should contact your comic shop about the issues that were discussed HERE. What do you readers think about this variant cover grouping? Is it something you will be hunting for? Chime in down in the comments. Until we meet again.

Official Website: http://www.marvel.com

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“Avengers” #6 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Astonishing X-Men” #14 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Amazing Spider-Man” #3 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Amazing Spider-Man” #4 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Sentry” #3 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Thor” #4 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Tony Stark: Iron Man” #3 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Venom” #5 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Weapon H” #6 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“X-23” #3 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“X-Men Red” #7 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Punisher” #1 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Marvel 2 In One” #9 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Life Of Captain Marvel” #2 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Immortal Hulk” #4 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Hunt For Wolverine: Dead Ends” #1 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Fantastic Four” #1 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Doctor Strange” #4 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Deadpool” #3 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Captain America” #2 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)

Marvel Reveals “Captain America” #1 Variants

It was way back at the close of February that I shared the news about the upcoming “Captain America” series coming from Marvel Comics. If you missed the briefing just click HERE to be up to date on the news.

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The Press Release:
Marvel is excited to celebrate CAPAIN AMERICA #1 from Ta-Nehisi Coates and Leinil Yu with a new variant covers from superstar artists. Readers got a sneak peek at the creative team’s story in the Avengers/Captain America Free Comic Book Day issue this past weekend and praise is already high for the new series, with Adventures In Poor Taste claiming “the story presented here is almost dreamlike and should pique readers’ interest.” Don’t miss the opportunity to dive into this fresh new adventure on July 4th, when CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 hits comic shops!

5/8/2018: Joe Jusko Variant Variant Cover Is Revealed

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“Captain America” #1 (Joe Jusko)

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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 In April 2018

Hello my friends, today is one of those wild occurrences because its not only the Passover and Easter holidays, but its also April Fools Day and we hope that this notice finds you well. I’m ready to start an exciting month of media stuff and will be dishing out the first issues and special occurences that are heading to the racks of our local comic book retailer from the Marvel Comics side of the fence down below. So, without any further adieu, let’s get down to business. As always the larger copy and visuals come from the publicity side of the House Of Ideas but these bookend editorial notes are all us. Remember that many issues have variant covers and there are dozens of other concurrently running titles on the stands that we do not feature here.

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“Hunt For Wolverine” #1

THE HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1: The RETURN OF WOLVERINE begins here, providing the first piece of a mystery that will leave no corner of the Marvel Universe untouched. Just as the X-Men have finally come to terms with Logan’s death, they learn a terrible secret. Old wounds will be re-opened, truths questioned, and an epic quest begun. The earliest clues to the mystery of Wolverine’s return are laid down here… who will solve it first? 56 PGS./ONE-SHOT.

Charles Soule (W) • David Marquez (A); Cover by Steve McNiven

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“Captain America” #700

CAPTAIN AMERICA #700: OUT OF TIME CONCLUSION! Cap is finally “OUT OF TIME”! Frozen in time, awakened in a decimated future and once again a man out of his era, there is only one way for Steve Rogers to restore order and rebuild civilization—and that’s to rule it as King Captain America! No dream, no hoax, no lie, this IS Cap and this IS happening, believe it or not! PLUS: Mark Waid delivers an untold tale from Captain America’s past, featuring the classic artwork of Jack Kirby! 56 PGS.

MARK WAID (W) • CHRIS SAMNEE (A/C)
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Marvel Comics Reveal All-New “The Avengers” Team Roster

The Press Release:
THE AVENGERS WILL FIGHT AS ONE! In the wake of NO SURRENDER, a new AVENGERS team will rise, and a brand-new, epic story by Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness will begin!

AVENGERS #1 will reunite the powerful Big Three, with Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man joining Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Ghost Rider (Robbie Reyes), Hulk (Jennifer Walters) and Doctor Strange as they fight as one to save the world from one of their most powerful enemies yet.
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