I’m using the visual of a very classic collected edition that Marvel released way back in 1976 called “Bring On The Bad Guys”. The book featured the origins of some of their most sinister villains and was the companion to both “Origins Of Marvel Comics” and “Son Of Origins”. I’m certain that all have been reprinted and can be purchased today but I digress. This was used to laud the latest batch of variant covers that will be hitting the monthly issues listed below.
The Press Release:
Just as the “Acts of Evil” have taken over the Marvel Annuals for the summer, we couldn’t forget to spotlight our terrifying villains during Marvel’s 80th anniversary! Acclaimed artists such as Declan Shalvey, Mike McKone, Inhyuk Lee, Mark Brooks, and more highlight classic Marvel heroes going head-to-head with some of their most iconic foes with all-new covers! Look for Marvel’s BRING ON THE BAD GUYS variants on these select titles:
1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #27 by Woo Cheol Lee – featuring Molten Man
2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #28 by Bengal – featuring Anna Kravenoff
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.
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!
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!
WHO WILL STAND?
Marvel Comics has posed their readers a simple question with “Who Will Stand” and this is followed by “When the Last Guardian Falls”, as in the coming months a brand-new Guardians Of The Galaxy team will rise from the ashes of the old one. Uh oh, I guess I better peruse some collected editions since I had no idea the current team was heading out the galactic door. The new series hits the racks in January of 2019 and will be the combined efforts of Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw (writer and artist respectively). These four fun broadcast images began running the other day but I had posts in queue and had to wait until now to share them with you. Should more arrive after I post them, I will add into this narrative like we do with the variant covers of the multiple comics we find being revealed in drips and drabs.