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”.
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!
Greetings friends, I’m here to broadcast what will be surely amount to being one of the most popular of the “True Believers” run of one dollar issues by Marvel Comics. With the brand-new “Conan The Barbarian” series launching next month, it makes sense that these ten affordable issues help celebrate the classic era of Robert E. Howards incredible creation from the Hyborian Age. Join your fellow comic book collectors for a trip back in time to ancient Cimmeria this January.
TRUE BELIEVERS: CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1: Reprinting Conan the Barbarian (1970) #1
32 PGS./Rated T …$1.00
TRUE BELIEVERS: CONAN — THE TOWER OF THE ELEPHANT #1: Reprinting Conan the Barbarian (1970) #4
32 PGS./Rated T …$1.00
Greetings my friends and before we get into this first issue overview from Marvel Comics let’s once again bow our heads in humble respect to the passing of the legendary Stan “The Man” Lee who we lost this past November at age 95. He has truly left an indelible mark on the comics industry and our Memorial Toast can be examined HERE in the event that you missed it. Now we continue along and let me ask you a question. Did November just blast by us or am I imagining things? Maybe its just me but I felt that the month went by super-fast and while its now a couple of days ago, I hope that those who celebrated the holiday had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We kept it mellow with some family because those kinds of days are needed more and more based on the frantic pace of my media adventures. So here we go into the mix with the provided press copy and images from the House Of Ideas. Lots of good stuff this month for sure.
X-Men: The Exterminated #1: EXTERMINATION AFTERMATH! A Death in the Family! In the aftermath of Extermination, the X-Men mourn for their fallen brother, Cable. But no one is taking it harder than his adopted daughter, Hope Summers. Will Hope be able to cope with the loss, or will she be led down a dark path that she won’t be able to return from? Only Jean Grey can save Hope from herself! Plus, celebrate the life of Nathan Summers with a story from his past by Chris Claremont! One-shot.
Zac Thompson & Lonnie Nadler and Chris Claremont (W); Neil Edwards & more (A); COVER BY Geoff Shaw
FANTASTIC FOUR: WEDDING SPECIAL #1: Come and celebrate the impending nuptials of the Thing and Alicia Masters with a Ladies Night Out as only the First Family of Comics can do it! Guest-starring She-Hulk, Medusa, Crystal and more, it’s the bachelorette party Alicia never expected—and one whose ribaldry will be interrupted by the arrival of a Surprise Super Villain! (And no, we don’t mean Johnny Storm!) Meanwhile, the Thing has an unexpected meeting with his future father-in-law, the Puppet Master! Plus, Hembeck! The Fantastic Four family tree! And more! R.S.V.P. at your local comics retailer this December, and don’t forget to kiss the bride!
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