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.
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
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
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
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!
Greetings friends, I’m here to broadcast what will be surely amount to being one of the most popular of the “True Believers” run of one dollar issues by Marvel Comics. With the brand-new “Conan The Barbarian” series launching next month, it makes sense that these ten affordable issues help celebrate the classic era of Robert E. Howards incredible creation from the Hyborian Age. Join your fellow comic book collectors for a trip back in time to ancient Cimmeria this January.
TRUE BELIEVERS: CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1: Reprinting Conan the Barbarian (1970) #1
32 PGS./Rated T …$1.00
TRUE BELIEVERS: CONAN — THE TOWER OF THE ELEPHANT #1: Reprinting Conan the Barbarian (1970) #4
32 PGS./Rated T …$1.00
We’ve discussed the new movie “Conan The Barbarian” here on the PiercingMetal Musings Blog when it came to the Official Trailer and if you didn’t see that just click HERE to be up to speed. That film opens up today in theaters around the country so check your local listings and let’s remind you of the premise and casting before moving along.
The Plot: Conan is the son of Corin, chief of a barbarian tribe. The youth is a skilled but violent warrior, who his father believes is not ready to wield his own sword. Their village is attacked by Khalar Zym, a warlord who wishes to reunite the pieces of the Mask of Acheron to revive his dead wife and conquer Hyboria. The Mask, crafted by a group of sorcerers and used to subjugate the world, was broken into many pieces, scattered among the barbarian tribes. After locating Corin’s piece of the mask, and murdering the entire village, Zym leaves. Conan, the only survivor, swears revenge. Continue reading Now Playing: “Conan The Barbarian” in Theaters Everywhere (8/19/2011)→
As noted previously here on the “Musings” blog, there is a brand-new “Conan The Barbarian” film opening up soon and if you didn’t see our trailer post just click HERE to enjoy that. This film opens in a few short weeks so I thought it might be fun to share a few of the promotional posters that were unveiled since the trailer hit. It’s the kind of stuff that I will be sharing more of as time goes on with this side of the PiercingMetal coin. I hope you like them.
The Plot: Conan is the son of Corin, chief of a barbarian tribe. The youth is a skilled but violent warrior, who his father believes is not ready to wield his own sword. Their village is attacked by Khalar Zym, a warlord who wishes to reunite the pieces of the Mask of Acheron to revive his dead wife and conquer Hyboria. The Mask, crafted by a group of sorcerers and used to subjugate the world, was broken into many pieces, scattered among the barbarian tribes. After locating Corin’s piece of the mask, and murdering the entire village, Zym leaves. Conan, the only survivor, swears revenge. Continue reading By Crom!!! Check Out These “Conan The Barbarian” Promo Posters→