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Marvel Reveals “Hulk” Variant Covers For February 2018

For many years, “The Incredible Hulk” was one of my very favorite Marvel Comics titles to read and this might have been helped by the Lou Ferrigno television show but I digress. This February Marvel celebrates the Jade Giant with a series of variant covers. I’ve shared the ones that were released to press for you below along with the brief statement about them. Check it out.

The Press Release:
He’s back. He’s mad as hell. And you’ve never seen a Hulk this angry before. This February, Marvel will help appease the green goliath’s anger by introducing the HULK VARIANT COVER PROGRAM. Showcasing key moments in the Hulk’s past life, these covers will feature art by some of the industry’s top creators and rising stars, including Mike McKone, Marco Checchetto, Stephanie Hans, Dale Keown, Ron Lim, and more. Look for Marvel’s Hulk variant covers on these select titles:


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“All-New Wolverine” #31 (Hulk Variant Cover)


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“Amazing Spider-Man” #795 (Hulk Variant Cover)

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Now Streaming: Marvel’s “Defenders” On Netflix (8/18/2017)

By now I am hoping that you have watched the first two seasons of “Daredevil” along with the first seasons of “Jessica Jones”, “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist” as a subscriber to Netflix because its all been leading up to this mini-series “The Defenders” where ALL of these mighty heroes and numerous players from across their respective shows will appear and unite against a common foe. If you have only recently subscribed to Netflix, then you have some serious binge watching to do and I recommend you keep these shows in order since much like the big screen hero counterparts, this does take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and there is referencing throughout the shows. Take a look at the official poster and the premise and casting below.

The Premise: Set a few months after the events of the second season of Daredevil, and a month after the events of Iron Fist, the vigilantes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist team up in New York City to fight a common enemy in The Hand. (thanks Wiki).
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Netflix Presents: Marvel’s “The Defenders” (Official Trailer 2)

As most fans of the comic and movie media stuff we post about know, the Comic Con International: San Diego of “SDCC” is underway and will be winding down today with its fourth and final day. This convention always brings the trailers and sneak-peaks into the upcoming Fall television shows and motion pictures and as you know there is a lot coming out this year. A few months ago we shared the first trailer for the next Netflix installment of their Marvel series “The Defenders” and this is a mini-series that unites the stars of the previous shows Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist. These are the Marvel Comics “Street Level” heroes and here is the second trailer for the upcoming series. Check it out.

The Premise: Set a few months after the events of the second season of Daredevil, and a month after the events of Iron Fist, the vigilantes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist team up in New York City to fight a common enemy in The Hand. (thanks Wiki).

Cast and Characters (Main and Guest):
Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil
Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones
Mike Colter as Luke Cage
Finn Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist
Élodie Yung as Elektra Natchios
Sigourney Weaver as Alexandra
Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse
Simone Missick as Misty Knight
Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page
Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson
Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth
Scott Glenn as Stick
Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker
Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple
Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing
Marko Zaror as Shaft
Stan Lee makes a cameo appearance through an on-set photograph

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I pretty much raved about the first trailer and this just excites me all the more. I really enjoyed the other shows and hope that this keeps on coming. Most of us were skeptical at the beginning and here we are now chomping at the bit for the next go at these characters. Sure I wasn’t crazy about this being called “The Defenders” since I grew up on a different team but this dynamic sure seems to work. The question remains is will we find any of these folks in the 2018 major motion picture “Avengers: Infinity War”. Part of me says “no” because they are NOT Avengers at all but neither are the Guardians Of The Galaxy, Doctor Strange and Spider-Man and they are all in there. Only time will tell for that. “The Defenders” will consist of eight total episodes and will be available for streaming in full on August 18, 2017. Let me know what you think of the trailer down in the comments below and you can learn more about the show’s cast and characters via the official Wikipedia entry.

Official Show Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Defenders_(miniseries)

Marvel To Celebrate July’s “Astonishing X-Men” #1 with “X-Men Trading Card” Variants

I’ve really been enjoying the means to broadcast the awesome variant covers that have been coming our way from the Marvel Comics side of the fence and hopefully you’ve managed to secure a few of this month’s “Mary Jane Watson” variants if you are collecting this sort of thing. I lined out the assorted covers on THIS POST so make sure you give it a look over once more if you are in the comic book shop so you get them. Now its time for Marvel to celebrate the launch of the brand new title “Astonishing X-Men” which is hitting the racks in July. The full press release and the images that were provided from the Marvel Press team are below. I’ll close up with some thoughts at the end.

The Press Release:
Prepare to Be ASTONISHED With X-MEN TRADING CARD VARIANT COVERS! Celebrating The Launch of ASTONISHING X-MEN #1 This July! You read that right! We said X-MEN TRADING CARDS. As a team comprised of some of the most fan-favorite mutants ever assembled join forces in the pages of July’s ASTONISHING X-MEN #1, Marvel is bringing the fanfare and returning to one of the most iconic pieces of X-Men history by one of its most famed artists! To celebrate the launch of this must-read new series, Marvel’s Merry Mutants take your comic shop by storm throughout the month of July for a series of nearly thirty X-MEN TRADING CARD VARIANTS by legendary artist Jim Lee!

Remastered and recolored from the original trading cards, relive this iconic era of the Children of the Atom with a series of eye-popping covers. Originally penciled by legendary X-Men artist Jim Lee with inker Scott Williams, colorists such as Jesus Aburtov, Israel Silva & Chris Sotomayor apply modern coloring techniques to these classic masterpieces! Look for these can’t-miss X-MEN TRADING CARD VARIANTS on your favorite Marvel titles, coming exclusively to comic shops throughout the month of July:

1. ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #22 (Archangel)

“All-New Wolverine” #22 (X-Men Trading Card Variant)

2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #30 (Bishop)

“Amazing Spider-Man” #30 (X-Men Trading Card Variant)

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Marvel Comics First Issues Coming In June 2017

Hello again readers, wow is there a lot of stuff going on or what? We are only a couple of days into the month of June and I’ve already lined out a whole bunch of awesome events to bring to your attention in terms of music and stuff to read. That brings me to our Marvel Comics first issues that will be hitting the racks over the course of the month. As usual the press copy comes from their side of the fence along with the images and then I’ll close up with the ones that I am most interested in. Here we go.

SECRET EMPIRE: BRAVE NEW WORLD #1 (of 5): Steve Rogers, Captain America, Liberty’s most dedicated defender is actually the Supreme Leader of Hydra. Faced with this adversity, the world’s heroes have two choices: stand and fight or fall in line. See how Earth’s protectors come to grips this earth-shattering revelation in an action packed first issue featuring Gwenpool, Giant-Man and Steve’s oldest allies, THE INVADERS!


“Secret Empire: Brave New World” #1

SECRET EMPIRE: BRAVE NEW WORLD #2 (of 5): DEBUT OF THE ALL-NEW PATRIOT! Living in the Hydra Nation doesn’t have to be all bad, especially if you can get with the program. But even in times of peace, some folks help but fight for what’s right. Featuring The Invaders, Hydra Bob and introducing the all-new Patriot!!

Paul Allor, Fabian Nicieza, Rodney Barnes (W); Brian Level, Tana Ford & Juan M. Frigeri (A); Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA

“Secret Empire: Brave New World” #2

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