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Marvel Says “Engage With Marvel Battle Lines” – Collectible Card Art Covers Coming In May

To say that yesterday was a busy day for news would be an understatement with some good and yeah even some bad. Now its time to dust off and move ahead and what better way to do that than by seeing some colorful visuals from Marvel Comics with these Collectible Card Art Covers that will be variants based on the “Marvel Battle Lines” game. Dig in.

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The Press Release:
This May, Marvel Comics is celebrating MARVEL Battle Lines – the collectible card battling mobile game created by Nexon – with a series of variant covers showcasing over two dozen in-game cards featuring striking images of some of the most popular Marvel Super Heroes! Look for MARVEL Battle Lines variant covers on these select titles, and don’t miss the special 30th variant debuting on War of the Realms #1, available April 3rd!

1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #21 by Sujin Jo

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“Amazing Spider-Man” #21 (“Battle Lines” Card Art Variant)

2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #22 by Heejin Jeon

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“Amazing Spider-Man” #22 (“Battle Lines” Card Art Variant)

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“War Of The Realms” Variants Show Marvel Heroes as Asgardians

Continuing along with my announcements about Marvel Comics “War Of The Realms” mini-series and crossover issues, here is the latest from the House Of Ideas.

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The Press Release:
This April, all hel will break loose as Marvel’s epic event from the award-winning creative team of Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Matthew Wilson usher in an event of unparalleled scale! To celebrate WAR OF THE REALMS, Marvel is releasing a series of variant covers that reimagine some of Marvel’s most iconic heroes in the style of Asgardian warriors! Look for Marvel’s ASGARDIAN variants on these select titles this April:

1. ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #8 by Phil Noto
2. AVENGERS #18 by Paolo Rivera
3. BLACK PANTHER #11 by Rahzzah
4. CAPTAIN AMERICA #10 by Dave Johnson
5. CAPTAIN MARVEL #4 by Gerald Parel
6. CHAMPIONS #4 by Khoi Pham

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“Champions” #4 (Asgardian Variant)

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Marvel Comics First Issues Coming January 2019

Well hello my comic book loving fiends, and once again may I wish you a very Happy New Year. It’s 2019 now and that means a whole bunch of things for the fans of the Pop Culture side of the fence. Not only are there some awesome reads coming out this month but its also the beginning of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary so you can all expect a whole lot more of this type of stuff to be featured. Here are the January offerings from Marvel Comics and as always the copy and images come care of their resources. The closing editorial notes is all me though of course. Here we go.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1: BY CROM, THE GREATEST SWORD-AND-SORCERY HERO RETURNS TO MARVEL! From an age undreamed…hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet…Robert E. Howard’s creation returns to comics, in an epic tale as only MARVEL could bring you! Conan’s travels have brought him to the far reaches of the unkown, from his birthplace in Cimmeria to the kingdom of Aquilonia and all in between. As his fighting prowess allows him to carve his way through life, so too does it attract the forces of death! The all-new ages-spanning saga begins here, by writer Jason Aaron (THE MIGHTY THOR, STAR WARS) and artist Mahmud Asrar (UNCANNY X-MEN, ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS), as Conan’s destiny is forever changed!

JASON AARON (W) • MAHMUD ASRAR (A); Cover by ESAD RIBIC

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“Guardians Of The Galaxy” #1

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1: WHO WILL STAND. The universe is on fire. Hundreds of worlds are at war. Never has there been such hatred and division across the cosmos. And in spite of all this, Thanos of Titan is still dead…or is he? Now, more than ever, the cosmos need the Guardians of the Galaxy…but in the aftermath of the Infinity Wars, who is left to answer the call? Featuring every cosmic super hero in the known universe by the THANOS WINS creative team of Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw!

DONNY CATES (W) • GEOFF SHAW (A); Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ

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“Captain Marvel” #1

CAPTAIN MARVEL #1: ALL THE STARS ALIGN AS KELLY THOMPSON AND CARMEN CARNERO TAKE ON MARVEL’S PREMIER FEMALE SUPER HERO! As Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers has spent months in space protecting Earth from alien threats big and small, but now it’s time for Earth’s mightiest hero to come home. New York City has never looked so good. But every re-entry comes with the unexpected, and Carol is about to hit a whole lot of unexpected. It’s a fresh start and an oversized, star-studded welcome home for a hero who’s been punching the glass ceiling since the 1970s — and just in time for the first female-led film from Marvel Studios! The next 50 years of Captain Marvel starts here!

KELLY THOMPSON (W) • CARMEN CARNERO (A); Cover by Amanda Conner & Paul Mounts
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Marvel Reveals “Marvel Rising” Homage Variant Covers For December

The Press Release:
The next generation of super heroes have arrived! To celebrate, Marvel is excited to present Marvel Rising Action Doll Homage variants, hitting comic shops this December!

Featuring Marvel Rising characters such as Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, America Chavez, Ghost Spider, and Quake stepping into their predecessor’s shoes, each of the five covers is a homage to a classic cover from years past.

“These covers are such a wonderful way of celebrating Marvel Rising while honoring the legacy of the great Marvel heroes that came before,” said Sana Amanat, Marvel’s VP of Content and Character Development. “They’re a true testament to the vastness of the Marvel Universe and the incredible way they can come to life with these amazingly awesome Hasbro action dolls. I wish I had these when I was a kid!”

The entire line-up of Hasbro’s Marvel Rising Action Dolls are available exclusively at Target! Find them on these select comic books starting this December.

CHAMPIONS #27
FOC – 11/12/18; On Sale – 12/12/18

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #39
FOC – 11/12/18; On Sale – 12/12/18

CAPTAIN AMERICA #6
FOC – 11/19/18; On Sale – 12/19/18

DEFENDERS: THE BEST DEFENSE #1
FOC – 11/19/18; On Sale – 12/19/18

AVENGERS #12
FOC – 12/10/18; On Sale – 1/9/19

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As you know, I seldom purchase the variant covers for anything but just love sharing the news and visuals with you all. These will be great additions for those who are collecting the highly poseable “Marvel Rising” dolls and based on their age of collector, I’ll be posting any updates on that line of Hasbro Toys over on “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken” website so please make sure to keep an eye on the “Toys & Collectibles” category of that outlet. That’s all I have about this one my friends and there is so much more to come (trust me on that). See you next time and let me know what you think of these down below in the comments section.

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

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“Avengers” #12 (Marvel Rising Variant)
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“Captain America” #6 (Marvel Rising Variant)
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“Champions” #27 (Marvel Rising Variant)
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“Defenders” #1 (Marvel Rising Variant)
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“Squirrel Girl” #39 (Marvel Rising Variant)

Marvel Says Engage w “MARVEL BATTLE LINES” Collectible Covers In October

It’s been my practice to occasionally wait until the comics are closer to being released so it is fresh on the fans and their vendors minds and though this particular release hit my mailbox back in July, I waited until now based on far too many of our Pop Culture things coming at you every day. Let’s take a look at this brand new variant cover initiative.

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The Press Release:
This past weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Games debuted an exclusive trailer, all-new art, and action-packed gameplay from MARVEL Battle Lines – the collectible card battling mobile game created by Nexon. And this October, Marvel Comics is celebrating the game’s much-anticipated launch with a series of variant covers showcasing over two dozen in-game cards featuring striking images of some of the most popular Marvel Super Heroes! Look for MARVEL Battle Lines variant covers on these select titles:

1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7 by Sujin Jo

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“Amazing Spider-Man” #7 (Marvel Battle Lines Variant)

2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8 by Maxx Lim

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“Amazing Spider-Man” #8 (Marvel Battle Lines Variant)

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