In a few short days, comic book fans will find the final chapter of a thrilling story by The Fantastic Four taking place with issue #645 of their decades running series. Will they overcome the odds? Only the pages of this issue will line that out and even more jarring than the stories outcome is the news that this will be the series final issue. Yes with #645, Marvel Comics is cancelling “The Fantastic Four”. Check out the premise from Marvel.com
“THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL FANTASTIC FOUR STORY CONCLUDES IN AN EXTRA-SIZED SPECIAL! Will the Fantastic Four defeat The Quiet Man and the corrupted forces of the Heroes Reborn universe? Will the Johnny get his powers back? Will Reed and Sue be a family again? Will this be the end or will this be 4ever?!”
The merry Manhattan maniacs at Marvel Comics are going to pay some awesome tribute to the Big Apple with their May comic book cover variants that depict our fair city with their most popular characters. There are fifteen in all and I’ve snagged most of them for you to browse. Take a look and make sure you tell your local comic book shop to set these aside for you.
Though I realize that I’ve already gone over the first issues that will be coming out this month from Marvel Comics, I wanted to take a moment and spotlight a grouping of issues that are being labeled as “True Believers” issues. I’ll let the press from Marvel themselves do the talking but I will offer up some insight to each one if possible and at the close. Let’s get started.
“What can you get for a dollar? How about the Marvel Universe? Marvel is proud to present TRUE BELIEVERS – special introductory comics for the low price of only $1 each. Coming this April your window into the biggest stories in Marvel history costs only a buck! Enter the world of Civil War, Age of Apocalypse, Old Man Logan, Planet Hulk, the critically-acclaimed ICON series Powers and many more with the first chapters of these top-selling, critically-acclaimed collections. Just in time for Secret Wars (maybe you’ve heard of it? Secret Wars – the biggest Marvel event ever!), catch up on some of the most celebrated stories in Marvel histories before their appearance in the biggest comic event of 2015!”
Infinity Gauntlet #1: (Reprinting material from INFINITY GAUNTLET #1) – Thanos has completed the mighty Infinity Gauntlet with all of the six soul gems and will reshape the cosmos to his liking. It pit him against most of the heroes of the Marvel Universe both Terran and extra terrestrial. With Thanos appearing in the first Avengers and Guardians Of The Galaxy films this will educate the new reader on just how nasty this dude is and what the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be up against when film three comes around in a few years.
Marvel Zombies #1: (Reprinting MARVEL ZOMBIES #1) – While I never read these series, I think its interesting enough to pay a visit back to this one based on the popularity of “The Walking Dead”. The premise of this series was due to an intergalactic virus strain of some kind causing an infection which turned our beloved heroes and hated villains into zombies. Of course this takes place outside of the conventional Marvel Universe but that is alright. Continue reading Marvel Comics Presents The “True Believers” Titles In April 2015→
Get out of the way March, April is here and Marvel Comics is not fooling around with their offerings for the month. Some really interesting stuff here to peruse so please take a gander so we can discuss at the close of this narrative. As usual the larger copy is officially submitted press notes to media along with the images and then I’ll offer up my views about the whole shebang. Let’s go.
Avengers Magazine #1: With AVENGERS 2: AGE OF ULTRON right around the corner, Marvel celebrates the greatest super-team the world has ever known with a FREE magazine-sized extravaganza! Meet the creative legend who helped start it all, Jack Kirby, as we look back at his first year of AVENGERS artistry! Relive the history of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes with a series of probing character profiles! Explore the Avengers’ creative history with “Earth’s Mightiest Interview,” a roundtable with some of the greatest writers in the team’s history, and have your mind blown by a gallery of all-time great Avengers artist John Buscema’s finest work! All this and more — including a countdown of the greatest Avengers stories of all time! Earth’s Mightiest Magazine is distributed free in April! Retailers: Check upcomng Marvel Mailers for details on how to receive your free copies.Also available for order, a keepsake edition of AVENGERS MAGAZINE #1 featuring a cover by JACK KIRBY Continue reading Marvel Comics #1’s Onsale In April 2015→