Marvel Comics has been delivering their “Marvel Now!” initiative for over a year now and I wanted to take a moment to share with you readers some of the brand new first issues that we shall be seeing in February. Clearly there is some exciting stuff heading our way with some long known about heavy hitters and some newer takes on the heroes.
Wednesday is new comic book day for sure but today is something even more special because the long awaited Marvel Comics acquisition of the legendary character Marvelman (who is also known as Miracleman to many readers) sees print as a brand new title and the first issue is released today. Take a look at this awesome cover.
Marvel Comics has been delivering their “Marvel Now!” initiative for just over a year now and I wanted to take a moment to share with you readers some of the brand new first issues that we shall be seeing in January. Clearly there is some exciting stuff heading our way.
Beginning this 2014 is “All-New Marvel Now! Point One”, “Avengers World”, “Black Widow”, “All-New Invaders”, and “All-New X-Factor”; Some of the covers are presented below for your viewing pleasure along with some premise text that we lovingly have copied from the Official Wikipedia entry for “Marvel NOW!”.
If you are a fan of what’s been going on in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, then I say that its high time to pay a little mind to the smaller screen in your home (but if you are like me that is probably some kind of giant LCD screen so not too small in theory). That being said check out this new animated offering that features “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” in “Avengers Assemble”. The poster and premise are below.
Welcome to the Marvel NOW! Universe the premiere issues of “The Superior Spider-Man” which comes about a month after the cancellation of the long running “The Amazing Spider-Man” title that ended last December with issue #700.
So you all know a bit more about the premise of this new series, I have taken it from the official Wikipedia page of the title to bring you up to speed. Check it out.
“The Superior Spider-Man is an ongoing comic book series published by Marvel Comics that debuted in January 2013 as part of Marvel NOW!. The series is written by Dan Slott with artwork by Ryan Stegman, Humberto Ramos, and Giuseppe Camuncoli. It features a reformed Otto Octavius who has taken over Peter Parker’s body and, having allowed Peter to die in Octavius’ body but being affected by Peter’s memories, is determined to be a better Spider-Man than Peter ever was, and a better man than Otto Octavius. The title replaces the long running series The Amazing Spider-Man, after the conclusion of the “Dying Wish” storyline, as the core Spider-Man book.”
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Personally speaking I think that this is a wild premise for sure and since I grew up on the classic tales of the Web-Slinger and Peter Parker, I hope that his death was not exactly as it seemed and we find him back in the red and blue costume once again. I’ll likely be checking out this title when several issues are collected into a trade paperback or something but based on collecting space and time will not be able to snag each and every issue as it hits the stands in that fashion. What do you fans of Spider-Man think of this new and very different direction and the new premise? I will leave the comments open for you to offer up those views. I look forward to hearing from you about it.
Official Website: http://www.marvel.com