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Marvel Comics First Issues Coming January 2018

If for some reason you are just joining us here as 2018 kicks into gear with its second day, let me wish you and yours a very “Happy New Year”. I’m already raring to go and have this and some other posts ready to launch when appropriate and that means it’s the monthly comic book solicitations which we shall start with the Marvel Comics stuff this time around. There are a number of first go-round launches and a special edition or two. I’ve made sure to list those for you so let’s take a gander.

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“Avengers” #675

AVENGERS #675: NO SURRENDER Part 1: AVENGERS goes WEEKLY for the stunning sixteen-part saga that will write the end of an era! The Earth has been STOLEN! The sky burns while mysterious cosmic objects crash down from above, wreaking havoc across the world! The Avengers are the last line of defense between Earth and the mysterious forces threatening to tear it apart. It’s time to ASSEMBLE! The teams you know and love from AVENGERS, UNCANNY AVENGERS, U.S.AVENGERS and OCCUPY AVENGERS come together to face a threat beyond any they’ve faced before in a weekly epic adventure that will define the future of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!

MARK WAID, AL EWING & JIM ZUB (W) • PEPE LARRAZ (A); OCT170809 WRAPAROUND COVER BY MARK BROOKS

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #150 & 151: THE RETURN OF ADAM WARLOCK Parts 1 & 2: Issue #150 – That’s right – as more and more parties take an interest in the Infinity Stones, a man with serious Infinity experience joins the fray! Plus: Nova Rocket leads the charge against the Raptors! Issue #151 – Adam Warlock is back! But how? And why? Has he come as a savior? Or is he here to take the Infinity Stones for himself? Find out as the galactic tale of the Infinity Stones’ return enters the next exciting phase!

ISSUE #150 – GERRY DUGGAN (W) • MARCUS TO & AARON KUDER (A)
ISSUE #151 – GERRY DUGGAN (W) • Mike Allred (A); Cover by AARON KUDER
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This January Marvel’s “Avengers” Variants Celebrate “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”!

The news about these awesome “Avengers” variants first hit back in October, but since they only shared “5” cover images in that release and I had other comic items to put on your radar, I waited until today to do this one. Now we have “15” of the “21” total covers so I hope you enjoy them all.

The Press Release:
Marvel’s AVENGERS VARIANTS Celebrate Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! Featuring art by Mike del Mundo, Adi Granov, and more. In celebration of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Marvel is proud to announce its AVENGERS VARIANT COVER PROGRAM with the reveal of even more of January’s spectacular AVENGERS variants. Showcasing different eras of Avengers rosters through the years, the covers feature art by some of the industry’s top creators, including Mike del Mundo, Esad Ribic, John Cassaday, Leinil Francis Yu, Daniel Acuna and Adi Granov, and more! Look for your favorite on these select January titles:

1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #794 by TODD NAUCK

2. ASTONISHING X-MEN #7 by MARCO CHECCHETTO


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Marvel Celebrates The Return of Jean Grey With “PHOENIX” Variants

Clearly when it comes to comics you can always return and that is a pretty exciting prospect when it comes to Jean Grey, the original Phoenix who is getting her return in the upcoming specials in the coming months. Now its time to share some variant covers to some of the currently running titles that celebrate this amazing return. I’ll close out as always down below. Check it out.

The Press Release:
Following on the heels of the recently announced PHOENIX RESURRECTION, Marvel’s new epic featuring the return of adult Jean Grey, Marvel is excited to officially announce it will continue the celebration of Jean Grey’s reappearance in the Marvel Universe with a variant cover program. Featuring acclaimed artists such as Jen Bartel, Kris Anka, David Nakayama, RB Silva and Elizabeth Torque, Marvel welcomes Jean Grey back with the help of some of the most exciting artists in the comic industry. Look for Marvel’s Phoenix variant covers on these select titles this December:

1. ALL NEW WOLVERINE #28 by Jen Bartel

2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #792 by Ryan Stegman

3. ASTONISHING X-MEN #6 by Kris Anka

4. AVENGERS #674 by Brent Shoonover

5. BLACK PANTHER #168 by Ken Lashley

6. CAPTAIN AMERICA #695 by Ron Lim

7. CHAMPIONS #15 by Elizabeth Torque

8. DAREDEVIL #596 by David Lopez

9. DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #290 by RB Silva

10. FALCON #3 by David Nakayama

11. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #148 by Erica Henderson

12. INCREDIBLE HULK #711 by Dan Mora

13. IRON FIST #74 by TBD

14. MIGHTY THOR #702 by Kris Anka

15. OLD MAN LOGAN #32 by Chris Burnham

16. SHE-HULK #160 by Ben Caldwell

17. SPIDER-GWEN #27 by Yasmine Putri

18. SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #3 by Francesco Mattina

19. THANOS #14 by Rahzzah

20. THE PUNISHER #219 by Sanford Greene

21. VENOM #159 by Tyler Crook

Don’t miss your chance to get your hands on these covers, when Phoenix Variants make their way to comic shops this December!

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Despite my hesitation to snag a whole bunch of the variant covers, I’d like to see how the rest of these get presented. I’ve always loved the near omnipotent force that was The Phoenix and it’s great to find the original character returning to the Marvel Universe. The timing is perfect for the character since she is going to be the main premise of an upcoming X-Men film which is appropriately titled “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”. Now they’ve only shared a small batch of the covers which is why the post only has that many visuals. I will try to secure some more as time goes forward. What do you readers think of these? Are they on your interest list? Let me know down in the comments section below. Until next time.,

Official Website: http://www.marvel.com

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“All-New Wolverine” #28 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Amazing Spider-Man” #792 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Avengers” #674 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Daredevil” #596 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Falcon” #3 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Spider-Gwen” #27 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Spirits Of Vengeance” #3 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Thanos” #14 (Phoenix Variant)
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“The Punisher” #219 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Venom” #159 (Phoenix Variant)

Rock Music and Marvel Comics Collide In September With Variant Covers

The Press Release:
New York, NY-June 19, 2017- This September, Marvel will start the celebration of the close connection between music fans and comic readers with five Marvel Rock variant covers, straight from some of Marvel’s most acclaimed artists!

A truly unique and limited collection, only five covers will be released, each paying tribute to a classic rock band that defined and expanded the music form. Look for Marvel’s Rock variant covers on these select titles beginning this September:

Guardians of the Galaxy #9 – Marvel Rock Variant by MIKE HAWTHORNE & NATHAN FAIRBAIRN
X-Men Gold #11 – Marvel Rock Variant by MIKE DEL MUNDO
X-Men Blue #11 – Marvel Rock Variant by DANIEL ACUNA
Mighty Thor #23 – Marvel Rock Variant by MARCO RUDY
Inhumans: Once and Future Kings #2 – Marvel Rock Variant by DAMION SCOTT

Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this limited series, when these Marvel Rock Variants make their way to comic shops this fall!

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Ever since Marvel started doing the Hip Hop covers I’ve wanted the issues to get a dose of the Rock and Roll or Metal stuff and here we are. While there are only five variant covers to choose from (and we’ve gotten a preview of four of them), I hope that fans will snap them up to guarantee additional ones in the future. I’d love to see KISS, Van Halen, Judas Priest and Black Sabbath be referenced in some covers if they choose to continue. These do look pretty awesome just the same and I wonder if you readers know which albums are being referenced on them. Sure a couple of them are really easy but do you “get” them all? You can let me know what you think about them all down in the comments section below.

Official Website: http://www.marvel.com

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“Guardians Of The Galaxy” #9 (Rock Variant)
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“Inhumans: Once And Future Kings” #2 (Rock Variant)
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“Mighty Thor” #23 (Rock Variant)
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“X-Men Blue” #11 (Rock Variant)

Out Now: Hasbro’s “Marvel Legends” Guardians Of The Galaxy V2 “Titus” Build-A-Figure

Photos of this latest set of the Marvel Legends series have been making the rounds since being revealed at the SDCC 2016 but the first time that I ever saw them on the shelves was the other day when I snapped my photos while shopping at my local comic book shop. The premise of the set is “Guardians Of The Galaxy” Vol. 2 and they’ve arrived just in time since the film opens up in a couple of weeks and its something that I am very excited about. I loved the first film and cannot wait to see where they take these characters this time. There are “7” figures making up this set and they are Drax, Yondu, Vance Astro, Angela (not pictured), Darkhawk, Nova and Star-Lord. Okay some of the characters are from the GOTG comics only but that is fine by me. Each of these figures (except the Star-Lord one) include a piece of the Titus character who is someone that I didn’t know about at all until I penned this little narrative. Apparently he is a villain of Nova and is a cybernetic tiger sort of thing. When I first saw the image on the back of the packaging I thought that we were getting Man-Wolf. He would make a nice addition to the Marvel Legends series because we do already have a cool Morbius. The pics were taken at Galaxy Comics in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and you can check out their Yelp right HERE.

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