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Marvel Comics First Issues Coming In May 2019

Hey there readers and welcome to our Media Month of May. I generally say “Metal Month Of May” but that is for the musical reports and not the Pop Culture stuff. So before I get started I need to ask you readers if you have seen “Avengers: Endgame” yet or not. I just saw it this past Monday and was blown away by the spectacle and how they closed up the first chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I will not spoil it for any of you of course but do your best to avoid the social networks and pretty much anything that shares news because there are spoilers everywhere. Now let’s get down to business with the May first issues and special editions coming from the Marvel Comics side of the fence.

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“Savage Avengers” #1

SAVAGE AVENGERS #1: The most savage, most unkillable team of characters in the Marvel Universe is assembled! Wolverine! Venom! Elektra! Punisher! And in their midst – Conan the Barbarian! Conan has returned to the Marvel Universe and his new adventures begin here. What is the City of Sickles? Who is the Marrow God? How is the Hand involved? The roughest and most dangerous characters rumble through this new title starting with…Conan vs. Wolverine? ’Nuff said.

GERRY DUGGAN (W) • MIKE DEODATO JR. (A); Cover by DAVID FINCH

WAR OF THE REALMS STRIKEFORCE: THE DARK ELF REALM #1: THE PUNISHER LEADS THE CHARGE TO SHUT DOWN THE BLACK BIFROST! Deep in the swamps of Svartalfheim stands the Black Bifrost, Malekith’s corrupted Rainbow Bridge and the only reliable means of travel between the realms with the true Bifrost in pieces. If the gods are going to stop Malekith’s invasion, the Black Bridge must fall. With her son missing and husband injured, Lady Freyja must take up the challenge herself. But she won’t go alone. Hulk (Jen Walters), the Punisher, Blade and Ghost Rider follow the All-Mother of Asgard straight into Malekith’s home territory!

BRYAN HILL (W) • LEINIL FRANCIS YU (A/C)
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Marvel Presents “Marvel’s Greatest Creators” True Believers Month For May

Our readers know full well just how much we enjoy the comic collecting medium and especially programs like Marvel Comics “True Believers” line. Below you can enjoy the press release and visuals about their latest set that will hit the racks in May. Take a look.

The Press Release:
This May, Marvel celebrates some of the most influential comic creators in Marvel history with a line of MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS TRUE BELIEVERS comics, available only at your local comic book shops. Reproducing some of Marvel’s most iconic stories by industry greats such as Louise Simonson, Peter David, Steve Englehart, Roy Thomas, Don McGregor, and Mike Zeck at the suggested retail price of $1, TRUE BELIEVERS are perfect for readers new and old. Whether it’s your first time reading these memorable tales or your hundredth – you won’t want to miss this special celebration. Look for your favorite classic stories with new and colorful re-printings!

• MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: AVENGERS – THE ORIGIN OF MANTIS #1: Reprinting Avengers (1963) #123
• MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: HULK – THE WEDDING OF RICK JONES #1: Reprinting Incredible Hulk (1968) #418
• MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: INVADERS #1: Reprinting Invaders (1975) #1
• MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: IRON FIST – COLLEEN WING #1: Reprinting Marvel Premiere #19
• MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: IRON FIST – MISTY KNIGHT #1: Reprinting Marvel Premiere #21
• MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: LUKE CAGE, POWER MAN – PIRANHA! #1: Reprinting Power Man #30
• MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: POWER PACK #1: Reprinting Power Pack (1984) #1
• MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: SILVER SURFER – RUDE AWAKENING #1: Reprinting Silver Surfer (1987) #51
• MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: SPIDER-MAN – KRAVEN’S LAST HUNT #1: Reprinting Web of Spider-Man (1985) #31
• MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: WHAT-IF? – SPIDER-GIRL #1: Reprinting What If? (1989) #105
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DC Comics First Issues Coming February 2019

Whew. I hope that you readers made it out of those last few days of absolute polar temperatures. I barely made it to the corner for milk which is a MUST have for the morning coffee. Today is Super Bowl Sunday and will put the New England Patriots against the Los Angeles Rams and while we are not at all sports fans here, I do hope that the Rams destroy the Patriots since I am tired of them. What I am a fan of is the comic book scene and there are a bunch of cool launches coming from DC Comics this month. Let’s take a look.

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“Female Furies” #1

FEMALE FURIES #1: All their lives the Female Furies have been raised to be the meanest, most cunning and most ruthless fighting force on all of Apokolips. So why are Granny Goodness’ girls left behind every time the men go to war? With the might of New Genesis hanging over the planet, and the Forever People making mincemeat out of Darkseid’s army, Granny thinks it’s about time that changed. And so, Big Barda, Aurelie, Mad Harriet, Lashina, Bernadeth and Stompa set out to beat the boys at their own game. Little do they know the game is rigged—and one accidental murder could spell disaster for them all! FEMALE FURIES is an exciting new miniseries starring some of Jack Kirby’s coolest Fourth World characters by the writer of SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL and the artist of PLASTIC MAN!

written by CECIL CASTELLUCCI; art by ADRIANA MELO; cover by MITCH GERADS

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“High Level” #1

HIGH LEVEL #1: Hundreds of years after the world ended and human society was rebuilt from scratch, a self-interested smuggler is forced to traverse a new continent of danger and mystery to deliver a child messiah to High Level, a mythical city at the top of the world from which no one has ever returned. Don’t miss the start of a new series from writer Rob Sheridan, co-creator of Nine Inch Nails’ groundbreaking Year Zero alternate-reality game!

written by ROB SHERIDAN; art by BARNABY BAGENDA and ROMULO FAJARDO JR.; cover by GUILLAUME OSPITAL
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Marvel Comics First Issues Coming February 2019

February sure has started out in full force and it feels like all of the Scandinavian bands that we cover on the website have send some of their homelands weather our way. It’s super cold today for sure with below zero temperatures and nasty winds. I got a taste of this last night as I walked from the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC to the subway home after the Bring Me The Horizon concert. The venue was an inferno, but the outside felt like Antarctica. When I checked my mobile it showed that the temperature outside was five below zero. Yikes. Since today is colder, it’s a good day to sit down and peruse some of the brand new titles that are coming out this month from Marvel Comics. Sure some have already hit the racks since yesterday was New Comic Book Day but the rest are forthcoming. As always the copy and images come from official Marvel resources and the closing editorial notes are all mine. Here we go.

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“Marvels Annotated” #1

MARVELS ANNOTATED #1 (OF 4): Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series that changed the way we look at super heroes, the landmark MARVELS is back! In the year 1939, young photojournalist Phil Sheldon attends the sensational unveiling of the fiery android Human Torch — little knowing he is witnessing the dawn of the Age of Marvels! Prepare to relive Marvel’s Golden Age from a whole new point of view as Phil covers the superhuman sightings of the 1930s and 1940s — from the terror caused by the Human Torch’s epic clash with the Sub-Mariner to the patriotism stirred by the debut of Captain America and more! Packed with extras and completely remastered, you don’t want to miss this unique look back at the MARVELS phenomenon! Collecting MARVELS #0-1.

ALEX ROSS & KURT BUSIEK (W) • ALEX ROSS (A/C)

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“Savage Sword Of Conan” #1

SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #1: THE ANCIENT CULT OF KOGA THUN. A MYSTICAL TREASURE. AND THE ONLY MAN WHO CAN SAVE THE HYBORIAN AGE! Adrift at sea. No food. No weapons. Death surely awaits him. But the lionhearted CONAN is not so easily subdued, by Crom! When Conan finds himself captured, he unleashes his might on an unsuspecting pirate crew…one whose dark secrets will plunge Conan on the trail of an ancient treasure that may prove to be his undoing! An all-new age of SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN begins with a five-part tale of swords and sorcery by Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL, INFINITY WARS) and illustrated by legendary artist Ron Garney (DAREDEVIL, THOR: GOD OF THUNDER) with covers by the incomparable Alex Ross, and breathtaking variant covers by Garney, Rahzzah, comics legend George Perez, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman! Welcome to the deadly Hyborian Age—hope you survive the experience!

GERRY DUGGAN (W) • RON GARNEY (A); Cover by ALEX ROSS
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Marvel Comics “True Believers” Deliver “Captain Marvel” Classics In February 2019

We’re only a couple of more months away from the next exciting chapter in the growing Marvel Cinematic Universe with “Captain Marvel”. In order to get us even more amped up about the new film, the House Of Ideas will be releasing 10 brand-new comic books under their “True Believers” line. I’ve discussed these extensively at this point and cannot recommend them any more than I already have. With a $1 price tag on each of them, it’s a perfect way to not only introduce an impressionable young reader into the hobby but its also a cool way to have a few “reading copies” in a small box for you to peruse. Let’s take a look at the ten re-issues that focus on the Captain Marvel side of the fence. All issues run “32” pages with the exception of one that spans “40”.

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TRUE BELIEVERS: CAPTAIN MARVEL – MS. MARVEL #1: Reprinting Ms. Marvel (1977) #1

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“True Believers: Captain Marvel – Ms. Marvel” #1

TRUE BELIEVERS: CAPTAIN MARVEL – SPIDER-MAN AND MS. MARVEL #1: Reprinting Marvel Team-Up (1972) #62

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“True Believers: Captain Marvel – Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel” #1

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