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Marvel Unveils “Fantastic Four Villains” True Believers For December 2018

Hey there readers, despite being stunned still at the passing of the great Stan Lee, I am so excited to share the news about this upcoming batch of Marvel Comics “True Believers” titles but first, please tell me that you were paying attention when I discussed the October “WHAT IF?” issues and the group that ran right before it with the “MARVEL KNIGHTS” because there were some awesome reprints in there. If you have a friend at the comic store see if they can secure these for you still because they are worth it. Now without any further adieu, here are Decembers series that focus on “Fantastic Four” Villains. Let’s take a look at the covers and what classic issue that they reprint.

TRUE BELIEVERS: FANTASTIC FOUR – SKRULLS #1: Reprinting: Fantastic Four (1961) #2

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“True Believers: Fantastic Four: Skrulls” #1

TRUE BELIEVERS: FANTASTIC FOUR – PUPPET MASTER #1: Reprinting: Fantastic Four (1961) #8

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“True Believers: Fantastic Four: Puppet Master” #1

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DC Comics First Issues Coming November 2018

Hello again my comic book reading folks of the readership of this here website; It’s time to continue the delivery of what is happening on the illustrated pages and this post covers what is coming from DC Comics side of the fence. I’m going to keep my introduction brief since it’s been an exhausting few days for me here at the PiercingMetal Media Command HQ but before you worry, please don’t as nothing bad is going on. There is just a sense of hyper-productivity going on and there are a lot of items to call to your attention from the last few days. That being said let’s take a look at the first issues and special editions hitting the racks from DC this month.

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“Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth” #1

JUSTICE LEAGUE/AQUAMAN: DROWNED EARTH #1: “Drowned Earth” part one! The Ocean Lords—ancient sea gods with a grudge against Aquaman and Wonder Woman—invade the Earth with an alien army and flood the globe. As Batman, Superman and the Flash race to stop the waters from rising and turning everyone into aquatic monsters, Mera seeks the advice of an old enemy, and Arthur must face down Black Manta…or lose his connection to the ocean forever!

written by JAMES TYNION IV; art and cover by HOWARD PORTER
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Marvel Comics First Issues Coming November 2018

Okay comic book fans, Halloween is OVER and now it’s time to get onto planning for the next holiday which is Thanksgiving despite the fact that all of the Christmas decorations have made their appearance on store shelves everywhere. This month is a banger of a month in terms of the Marvel Comics first issue output. There are more than a dozen new beginnings hitting the racks and while many of them are mini-series, its enough to find you negotiating more hours from your boss or better budgeting if you are one of our regular concert going readers. Let’s take a look at these first go-rounds thanks to Marvel press provisions and please be mindful that many will have variant covers to purchase if such things make your collection better for you. Here we go.

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“Uncanny X-Men” #1

UNCANNY X-MEN #1: THE CHILDREN OF THE ATOM ARE BACK! New ongoing series kicking off with a 10-part weekly epic, the flagship X-Men series that started it all is back and better than ever! Starting with a mysterious and tragic disappearance, the X-Men are drawn into what might be…their final adventure?! X-Fan favorite writers Ed Brisson (EXTERMINATION), Matthew Rosenberg (PHOENIX RESURRECTION) and Kelly Thompson (MR. & MRS. X) and all-star artists Mahmud Asrar (X-MEN RED), R.B. Silva (X-MEN BLUE), Yildiray Cinar (WEAPON X) and Pere Pérez (ROGUE AND GAMBIT) join forces to bring you…X-MEN DISASSEMBLED?!

ED BRISSON, KELLY THOMPSON & Matthew ROSENBERG (W); MAHMUD ASRAR & more (A); Covers by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

Editor’s Note: I showcased the numerous variant covers for “Uncanny X-Men” #1 on a post that can be examined HERE.
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DC Comics First Issues Coming October 2018

Hey there readers and before we get into this chapter please know we are a little more than 24 hours away from this years NY Comic Con and I am going to repeat myself for those just learning about us with this post, that I am once again attending this massive event. There are a lot of interesting items hitting the racks from DC Comics this month and if you peruse the list you can surely find something that will interest you. Let’s take a look shall we?

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“Batman Secret Files” #1

BATMAN SECRET FILES #1: Delve into Batman’s case histories and discover brand-new stories by some of comics’ most exciting talents. The BATMAN team of Tom King and Mikel Janin provides a framing sequence, setting up our hand-picked teams of creators to take a look at Bat-mysteries past and present. Featuring a bevy of Batman villains, including a look at how the Scarecrow’s fear toxin affects the common man, and a special story written by Tom Taylor with art by Brad Walker that teams the Dark Knight Detective with Detective Chimp. ONE SHOT

written by TOM KING, JORDIE BELLAIRE, RAM V., CHERYL LYNN EATON and TOM TAYLOER; art by MIKEL JANIN, JORGE FORNES, ELENA CASAGRANDE, BRAD WALKER and others; enhanced foil cover by MIKEL JANIN

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“Cursed Comics Cavalcade”

CURSED COMICS CAVALCADE #1: Horror! Death! Uh…Face-punching! Witness ten all-new stories that promise to be the most terrifying, most shocking and most horrific comic that DC Comics has ever published! (Hyperbole much?) Batman, Wonder Woman, Guy Gardner, Swamp Thing, Zatanna and more of your favorite heroes face unspeakable horrors from the streets of Gotham City to the darkest sectors of the universe.

written by JAMES TYNION IV, BECKY CLOONAN, BRYAN HILL, TIM SEELEY, RILEY ROSSMO GARY DAUBERMAN and others; art by MARK BUCKINGHAM, BECKY CLOONAN, RILEY ROSSMO, RICCARDO FEDERICI and others; cover by DOUG MAHNKE
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Marvel Comics First Issues Coming October 2018

Hello my friends and welcome to October! It’s always one of my favorite months of the year because of Halloween and this year its even more special based on all of the amazing stuff that is headed our way in terms of media. For instance, we are only days away from the opening of the film “Venom” and if you haven’t seen the second trailer yet just click HERE. We also have the return of Michael Myers in “Halloween” which looks as creepy as all get out. Don’t believe me then click on this LINK for good measure to see what I mean. So this month also is the month of “Spider-Geddon” and we’ve showcased the assorted variant covers that were coming for that first issue HERE in case you didn’t see them but that is enough out of me, its time to present the new launches and special editions from Marvel Comics as was provided by their press angle with light additional spice from other providers who have culled the same releases. Let’s go.

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“Spider-Geddon” #1

SPIDER-GEDDON #1 (OF 5): REVENGE OF THE SPIDER-VERSE! Back in 2014, SPIDER-VERSE brought every Spider-Man ever together. This event spinning out of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 has Christos Gage and Dan Slott teaming up to destroy them all. The Inheritors have somehow gotten out of their radioactive prison planet and made their way to the Marvel Universe. It’s going to take a whole Spider-Army to keep them from TAKING IT ALL! Starring Spider-Man, Doctor Octopus, Spider-Gwen, Miles Morales, Spider-Woman, the Spider-Man from the anticipated video game and, well, every Spider-Man and Spider-Woman ever, including some brand-new ones! With Jorge Molina on art, the END OF ALL SPIDERS never looked so good!

CHRISTOS GAGE with DAN SLOTT (W) • JORGE MOLINA (A/C)

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“Spider-Force” #1

SPIDER-FORCE #1 (of 3): A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE IN! The deadliest mission in all of SPIDER-GEDDON has come up and Kaine has stepped forward for what he’s sure will be a suicide mission. But he can’t do it alone and Jessica Drew, A.K.A. Spider-Woman has signed on to help, but has Kaine told her the whole truth? With Ashley Barton, from the OLD MAN LOGAN universe, and two new characters (Astro-Spider and Spider-Kid), Kaine’s team is complete and their first mission may be their last!

Christopher Priest (W); PAULO SIQUIERA (A); Cover by SHANE DAVIS
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