The Press Release:
Introducing MARVEL SELECT, your essential Marvel reading list – and the volumes that answer the often-repeated question about Marvel collected editions: “Where do I start!?”
A series of graphic novels hand-picked by Marvel Editorial to showcase pivotal storylines and written and drawn by some of Marvel’s most acclaimed creators, MARVEL SELECT provides readers with a collection of entry points into the Marvel Universe. These stand-alone volumes, which also serve as evergreen adventures about Marvel’s most well-known heroes, are perfect for retailers or librarians looking to create a core title offering for their readers!
If you’ve been following along with the steady stream of content for the upcoming Comic Con International: San Diego (which begins this week), you have already gotten to enjoy a whole gamut of the coolness that is heading to the homes of collectors and fans that attend. If you’ve missed these posts just click HERE for the rundown.
Today, LEGO announced the unveiling of the latest LEGO life-size model that will debut at San Deigo Comic-Con – Thanos from Avengers: Infinity War. The 450-pound model is about 8-and-a-half feet tall, contains 91,350 bricks, and it took LEGO Master Builders 418 hours to design and build. The photos provided come from LEGO Official Press. Indulge.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Isn’t this awesome? Holy mackerel what an imposing statue and one that I wish I was going to be able to see in person. Most of you already know we are not doing SDCC so if you get to this take some photos and load to Instagram. I’ll close up now by saying to check out some of the LEGO builder playsets that focused on the recent film which hits home video in the coming weeks. Some cool links are below for you to peruse. Until we meet again.
Hello my friends, today is one of those wild occurrences because its not only the Passover and Easter holidays, but its also April Fools Day and we hope that this notice finds you well. I’m ready to start an exciting month of media stuff and will be dishing out the first issues and special occurences that are heading to the racks of our local comic book retailer from the Marvel Comics side of the fence down below. So, without any further adieu, let’s get down to business. As always the larger copy and visuals come from the publicity side of the House Of Ideas but these bookend editorial notes are all us. Remember that many issues have variant covers and there are dozens of other concurrently running titles on the stands that we do not feature here.
THE HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1: The RETURN OF WOLVERINE begins here, providing the first piece of a mystery that will leave no corner of the Marvel Universe untouched. Just as the X-Men have finally come to terms with Logan’s death, they learn a terrible secret. Old wounds will be re-opened, truths questioned, and an epic quest begun. The earliest clues to the mystery of Wolverine’s return are laid down here… who will solve it first? 56 PGS./ONE-SHOT.
Charles Soule (W) • David Marquez (A); Cover by Steve McNiven
CAPTAIN AMERICA #700: OUT OF TIME CONCLUSION! Cap is finally “OUT OF TIME”! Frozen in time, awakened in a decimated future and once again a man out of his era, there is only one way for Steve Rogers to restore order and rebuild civilization—and that’s to rule it as King Captain America! No dream, no hoax, no lie, this IS Cap and this IS happening, believe it or not! PLUS: Mark Waid delivers an untold tale from Captain America’s past, featuring the classic artwork of Jack Kirby! 56 PGS.
As you might have noticed, there are a LOT of variant cover programs coming from the House Of Ideas this March and the latest batch are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Venom. Can you believe that its been thirty years since we first met this incredible character? Check out the covers below and who worked on them. I’ll return at the close with some additional thoughts.
The Press Release:
In preparation for Venom’s 30th anniversary, get ready for 20 key moments showcasing the symbiote’s epic history. These anniversary covers will feature art by some of the industry’s top creators and rising stars, including Mark Bagley, Mike Perkins, Francesco Francavilla, Ron Lim, Inhyuk Lee and more! The first wave of VENOM VARIANT COVERS will hit comic shops on March 7th. Don’t miss your chance to collect all 20 variants, coming to comic shops this March.
1. ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #33 by DUSTIN WEAVER
2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #798 by TERRY and RACHEL DODSON
Clearly when it comes to comics you can always return and that is a pretty exciting prospect when it comes to Jean Grey, the original Phoenix who is getting her return in the upcoming specials in the coming months. Now its time to share some variant covers to some of the currently running titles that celebrate this amazing return. I’ll close out as always down below. Check it out.
The Press Release:
Following on the heels of the recently announced PHOENIX RESURRECTION, Marvel’s new epic featuring the return of adult Jean Grey, Marvel is excited to officially announce it will continue the celebration of Jean Grey’s reappearance in the Marvel Universe with a variant cover program. Featuring acclaimed artists such as Jen Bartel, Kris Anka, David Nakayama, RB Silva and Elizabeth Torque, Marvel welcomes Jean Grey back with the help of some of the most exciting artists in the comic industry. Look for Marvel’s Phoenix variant covers on these select titles this December:
1. ALL NEW WOLVERINE #28 by Jen Bartel
2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #792 by Ryan Stegman
3. ASTONISHING X-MEN #6 by Kris Anka
4. AVENGERS #674 by Brent Shoonover
5. BLACK PANTHER #168 by Ken Lashley
6. CAPTAIN AMERICA #695 by Ron Lim
7. CHAMPIONS #15 by Elizabeth Torque
8. DAREDEVIL #596 by David Lopez
9. DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #290 by RB Silva
10. FALCON #3 by David Nakayama
11. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #148 by Erica Henderson
12. INCREDIBLE HULK #711 by Dan Mora
13. IRON FIST #74 by TBD
14. MIGHTY THOR #702 by Kris Anka
15. OLD MAN LOGAN #32 by Chris Burnham
16. SHE-HULK #160 by Ben Caldwell
17. SPIDER-GWEN #27 by Yasmine Putri
18. SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #3 by Francesco Mattina
19. THANOS #14 by Rahzzah
20. THE PUNISHER #219 by Sanford Greene
21. VENOM #159 by Tyler Crook
Don’t miss your chance to get your hands on these covers, when Phoenix Variants make their way to comic shops this December!
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Despite my hesitation to snag a whole bunch of the variant covers, I’d like to see how the rest of these get presented. I’ve always loved the near omnipotent force that was The Phoenix and it’s great to find the original character returning to the Marvel Universe. The timing is perfect for the character since she is going to be the main premise of an upcoming X-Men film which is appropriately titled “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”. Now they’ve only shared a small batch of the covers which is why the post only has that many visuals. I will try to secure some more as time goes forward. What do you readers think of these? Are they on your interest list? Let me know down in the comments section below. Until next time.,