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Marvel Comics First Issues Coming December 2018

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.

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“X-Men: The Exterminated” #1

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

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“Fantastic Four Wedding Special” #1

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!

GAIL SIMONE & DAN SLOTT (W) • LAURA BRAGA (A); Cover by CARLOS PACHECO
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Marvel Announces “X-Men Milestones” Collected Editions

If you’re looking to expand upon your X-Men library of books you’re going to want to check out this latest press release from the House Of Ideas. It’s some exciting stuff for sure. Dig in.

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The Press Release:
They are the tales of triumph and tragedy that changed Marvel’s mutants forever…and now, fans everywhere can relive these stories in a new series of trade paperbacks designed to form one complete library of X-Men events!

To start, dive into history with the tragic Jean Grey story that rocked the X-Men and the Marvel Universe in Dark Phoenix Saga by Chris Claremont and John Byrne! Brace yourself as the specter of death looms over three X-teams in Fall of the Mutants by Claremont, Louise Simonson, Marc Silvestri, Bret Blevins and Walter Simonson! And charge into the epic battle between the Morlocks and the Marauders in Mutant Massacre by Claremont, Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, Ann Nocenti, John Romita Jr., Blevins, Rick Leonardi, Alan Davis, Barry Windsor-Smith, Terry Shoemaker, Butch Guice, Sal Buscema and Jon Bogdanove!
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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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Marvel Comics Legend Stan Lee Has Died (1922-2018)

Comic book readers around the world are shocked and deeply saddened at the news that the legendary Marvel Comics co-founder Stan Lee had passed away earlier today. The industry icon was 95 years old and at the time of our memorial composition the COD is not clear. Stan had been in questionable health over the last few months and while 95 is clearly a fantastic bit of time to have spent here on Earth, we are still sad since he is the reason that so many of our childhood imaginations were so vivid and inspiring. Speaking personally I was a big fan for many, many years and have been reading Marvel Comics stories since the early 70’s. I guess its safe to consider me one of the diehards and it was all thanks to Stan Lee who brought these characters to my regular reading times. Before I continue along, these images were all snapped by me at the NY Comic Con with some of them being from back in 2011 and the more recent ones from 2016.

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There is so much to say about the late great Stan Lee but I will leave you to read all of that in his Official Wikipedia entry which is linked at the close of this toast. You all should know how he co-founded Marvel Comics and was the creator of such characters like Fantastic Four, Amazing Spider-Man, The X-Men, Incredible Hulk, Mighty Thor, The Avengers, Ant-Man and The Wasp, Black Panther, The Inhumans and so very many more. Most of my childhood allowance went to the purchase of these monthly issues and while I don’t have the super duper rare ones I do have a lot of the rest. Most of you are probably in the same boat if you were longtime collectors. Thanks to Stan Lee my creative worlds were expanded and presented right before my eyes. It was amazing, fantastic and incredible and by the way, that’s the title of an illustrated memoir to Stan’s life which I highly recommend. I’ll link to it down below so you can look into a copy.
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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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