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
TRUE BELIEVERS: FANTASTIC FOUR – PUPPET MASTER #1: Reprinting: Fantastic Four (1961) #8
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.
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
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.
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)
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!
Hot on the heels of the most recent True Believers one-dollar issues that showcased the “MARVEL KNIGHTS” we get another exciting offering with October’s “WHAT IF? TRUE BELIEVERS MONTH!” I don’t know about you readers, but it sure seems like the fine folks at the House Of Ideas are looking to make these more of a regular occurrence and I am fine with that. We didn’t find an actual press release to go along with these but do have the cover art and the reference of what original issue the titles are based on. Let’s take a look.
TRUE BELIEVERS: WHAT IF THE AVENGERS HAD FOUGHT EVIL DURING THE 1950S? #1
Reprinting What If? (1977) #9
TRUE BELIEVERS: WHAT IF JANE FOSTER HAD FOUND THE HAMMER OF THOR? #1
Reprinting What If? (1977) #10
Man oh man my fellow comic book geeks, September is going to be a month and a half in terms of some of the awesome issues that will be hitting the racks. Now, I’ve already discussed numerous releases for their one dollar comics program and I am happy to find this continuing into what amounts to be the sixth such series for the year. Presenting”MARVEL KNIGHTS 20th ANNIVERSARY” TRUE BELIEVERS! I didn’t notice an official Press Release for the issues but snagged the art from their press provisions and bring them to you below. I’ll return with some added thoughts at the close.
TRUE BELIEVERS: MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH ANNIVERSARY – DAREDEVIL BY SMITH & QUESADA #1
Reprinting Daredevil (1998) #1