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Marvel Comics First Issues Coming August 2018

Welcome to August my friends and wow what an exciting month this is going to be. Not only are we hitting the eighth month of the 2018 year, but it falls on “New Comic Book” Day and with some monumental launches and one-shots hitting the racks this month I am going to start with the stuff coming out care of Marvel Comics. As usual, the copy and any images come care of their resources while the editorial closing is from our side of the fence. Let’s get down to business since there is a lot to absorb and so much so that you might need to cut back on a coffee or three during the week and ask your boss if a little overtime is possible.

FANTASTIC FOUR #1: FOUREVER Part One. BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT – THE WORLD’S GREATEST COMIC MAGAZINE IS BACK! Since the end of SECRET WARS, there’s been a gap in the Marvel Universe. A void no other team can fill. And it’s time for the world to move on. But can it? A life-changing decision by the Thing! A momentous declaration by the Human Torch! A clarion call-to-arms that summons Doctor Doom! And a signal in the sky that heralds the return of hope to the Marvel Universe! All this, and Alicia Masters adopts kittens! So cute! Plus, the Impossible Man!

AND BONUS STORIES ILLUSTRATED BY SIMONE BIANCHI AND SKOTTIE YOUNG! IF YOU READ ONLY ONE MARVEL COMIC THIS MONTH, THIS IS THE ONE!

DAN SLOTT (W) • SARA PICHELLI (A); Cover by ESAD RIBIC

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“Fantastic Four Facsimile” #1

FANTASTIC FOUR #1 FACSIMILE: As a fresh era begins for Marvel’s First Family, revisit the original Fantastic Four #1 in this special commemorative edition! Stan Lee and Jack Kirby changed super hero storytelling forever when they introduced Reed Richards, Ben Grimm, and Susan and Johnny Storm. Together, the adventurous quartet blast off on an experimental rocket flight – only to be bombarded by life-altering cosmic rays! Reed becomes the elastic Mister Fantastic! Ben transforms into the rocky Thing! Sue turns into an Invisible Girl! And Johnny flames on as the Human Torch! They’ll use their incredible powers to help mankind – starting by fending off the menace of the Mole Man! Now, the book that started it all is re-presented in full – including its original ads – alongside suitably fantastic extras! It’s the next best thing to buying Fantastic Four #1 off the stands back in 1961!

STAN LEE (W) • JACK KIRBY (A/C)

Marvel Graphic Storage Box

MARVEL GRAPHIC COMIC BOX – FANTASTIC FOUR: Welcome to the Marvel Age of Comic Boxes! Store your treasured collection in sturdy surroundings every bit as exciting as the issues inside! Featuring action-packed illustrations on all sides from some of comics’ finest artists, Marvel’s Graphic Comic Boxes will star all your Marvel Universe favorites – continuing with THE FANTASTIC FOUR! Preserve your comic collection with Marvel Graphic Comic Boxes! Inside dimensions – 15-1/2” x 7-5/8” x 10-7/8”
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Marvel Presents “Fantastic Four” Line-Wide Variants This August

In the coming months, the Fantastic Four will return to the Marvel Universe and star in a title of their own. While this news was released before we are sharing it, I wanted to post it now so you can hit your retailer and get them on point with this group of variants since they generally need a month advance notice to get the order in to Diamond. Check out these awesome variants on some of the currently running and new titles.

The Press Release:
The Fantastic Four have returned, and what better way to celebrate the homecoming of Sue, Reed, Ben and Johnny than with a collection of variant covers highlighting the different iterations of Marvel’s beloved first family? This August, some of the industry’s most acclaimed creators will bring you the Fantastic Four through the years, highlighting the team during their many different and memorable eras in Marvel Comics! Look for Marvel’s RETURN OF THE FANTASTIC FOUR variant covers on these select titles:

1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 by STEVE EPTING

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“Amazing Spider-Man” #3 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)

2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 by CHRIS SPROUSE (not final art)

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“Amazing Spider-Man” #4 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)

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Now Streaming: Marvels “The Punisher” On Netflix (11/17/2017)

Eyes on the target. Steady. Now ready, aim, fire!!!! Sorry, I am getting a little carried away here and viewing the criminals of the world through the scope of Frank Castle who most of you already know goes by the often feared name…..”The Punisher”. This is the next in a series of entertaining series that have been airing on Netflix and while this one was briefly delayed its here now and available for immediate binge watching at the time of the post going online. Isn’t that awesome? Check out the official poster and premise and cast below, and I’ll close us up with some editorial at the end.

The Premise: Frank Castle, known throughout New York City as “the Punisher” after exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his family, uncovers a larger conspiracy beyond what was done to him and his family. (thanks Wiki).
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Lock and Load; Take Aim at Netflix “The Punisher” Official Trailer

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve seen these “teaser” clips about the upcoming Netflix series “The Punisher” but now its time to get to the good stuff as the character who first appeared in the second season of “Daredevil” gets his own due. Check out the full Official Trailer down below. I’ll return with thoughts of course at the end.

The Premise: Frank Castle, known throughout New York City as “the Punisher” after exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his family, uncovers a larger conspiracy beyond what was done to him and his family.

The Cast/Characters:
Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle/Punisher
Ben Barnes as Billy Russo
Ebon Moss-Bachrach as David Lieberman/Micro
Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani
Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page
Daniel Webber as Lewis Walcott
Jason R. Moore as Curtis Hoyle
Paul Schulze as Rawlins
Jaime Ray Newman as Sarah Lieberman
Michael Nathanson as Sam Stein
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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)