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Marvel Comics First Issues Coming In April 2018

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.

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“Hunt For Wolverine” #1

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

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“Captain America” #700

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.

MARK WAID (W) • CHRIS SAMNEE (A/C)
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Marvel Comics Delivers “Venom” 30th Anniversary Variant Covers In March

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

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“All-New Wolverine” #33 (Venom 30th Anniversary Variant)

2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #798 by TERRY and RACHEL DODSON

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“Amazing Spider-Man” #798 (Venom 30th Anniversary Variant)

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Marvel Celebrates The Return of Jean Grey With “PHOENIX” Variants

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.,

Official Website: http://www.marvel.com

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“All-New Wolverine” #28 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Amazing Spider-Man” #792 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Avengers” #674 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Daredevil” #596 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Falcon” #3 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Spider-Gwen” #27 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Spirits Of Vengeance” #3 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Thanos” #14 (Phoenix Variant)
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“The Punisher” #219 (Phoenix Variant)
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“Venom” #159 (Phoenix Variant)

Marvel To Celebrate July’s “Astonishing X-Men” #1 with “X-Men Trading Card” Variants

I’ve really been enjoying the means to broadcast the awesome variant covers that have been coming our way from the Marvel Comics side of the fence and hopefully you’ve managed to secure a few of this month’s “Mary Jane Watson” variants if you are collecting this sort of thing. I lined out the assorted covers on THIS POST so make sure you give it a look over once more if you are in the comic book shop so you get them. Now its time for Marvel to celebrate the launch of the brand new title “Astonishing X-Men” which is hitting the racks in July. The full press release and the images that were provided from the Marvel Press team are below. I’ll close up with some thoughts at the end.

The Press Release:
Prepare to Be ASTONISHED With X-MEN TRADING CARD VARIANT COVERS! Celebrating The Launch of ASTONISHING X-MEN #1 This July! You read that right! We said X-MEN TRADING CARDS. As a team comprised of some of the most fan-favorite mutants ever assembled join forces in the pages of July’s ASTONISHING X-MEN #1, Marvel is bringing the fanfare and returning to one of the most iconic pieces of X-Men history by one of its most famed artists! To celebrate the launch of this must-read new series, Marvel’s Merry Mutants take your comic shop by storm throughout the month of July for a series of nearly thirty X-MEN TRADING CARD VARIANTS by legendary artist Jim Lee!

Remastered and recolored from the original trading cards, relive this iconic era of the Children of the Atom with a series of eye-popping covers. Originally penciled by legendary X-Men artist Jim Lee with inker Scott Williams, colorists such as Jesus Aburtov, Israel Silva & Chris Sotomayor apply modern coloring techniques to these classic masterpieces! Look for these can’t-miss X-MEN TRADING CARD VARIANTS on your favorite Marvel titles, coming exclusively to comic shops throughout the month of July:

1. ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #22 (Archangel)

“All-New Wolverine” #22 (X-Men Trading Card Variant)

2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #30 (Bishop)

“Amazing Spider-Man” #30 (X-Men Trading Card Variant)

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“Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite” Goes Head To Head With New Variant Covers!

Here’s another interesting crop of variant covers from The House Of Ideas. This time around its focused on the “Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite” game and all its colorful characters. Let’s take a look at the press release and the images that were provided. I’ll close out with some editorial as well.

The Press Release:
It’s time for heroes and villains to collide as one of gameplay’s most epic team-ups brings its characters to the front lines – of comic books. Marvel is pleased to announce a series of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Variant Covers, inspired by and featuring characters from the popular game. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will be released on September 19th, but you can find these variants in comic stores throughout the month of August.

“Fight fans, if you can’t wait until September 19th to see heroes from two awesome universes collide in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, we’re bringing you a sneak peek one month earlier when the battle explodes onto the covers of your favorite comics,” said Marvel Games executive creative director Bill Rosemann. “The game makers at Capcom and Marvel are working closely with a team of the industry’s top talent to deliver all the over the top intensity you’ve come to expect from this fan favorite franchise.”
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