Marvel keeps on re-issuing a group of comics under the “True Believers” banner and for those who have only just heard about this, these are comics that are $1 apiece. You cannot go wrong with an initiative like this at all and while this is about the fifth such time around for the “True Believers” idea, Marvel has also begun doing something called “Timely Comics” and these are essentially three issues of a comic series in one massive edition for the price of $3. Yeah its a little similar but then again its different. Here are the July “True Believers” titles and while I know some of the properties being doled out, I have no idea what this particular premise is following. Dig it.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away – a great adventure took place…This adventure also gave birth to one of the biggest and most successful financial licenses known to mankind and I am speaking of none other than the mighty juggernaut that is “Star Wars” which came to us from the creative mind of George Lucas. Since that bygone year of 1977, the original film has spawned numerous sequels and prequels, offered the world hundreds and hundreds of action figures and then there are the comic books. Marvel Comics took over the license a few years ago and has been delivering some great stuff since and with this “May The 4th Be With You” day are adding a whole batch of these titles to their “True Believers” line which we have spoken highly about in the past on the website. These titles are the exact same issue that was previously on the stands and sell for the incredible savings of $1. They are the perfect way to get a new reader into comic books and make a perfect present. Check out the covers for these issues and which ones will be coming out this month. Make sure to let your retailer know to save you these for your monthly pull list because at this price they most certainly will sell out fast. Here we go.
TRUE BELIEVERS: STAR WARS #1: Reprinting STAR WARS (2015) #1
Our brand new year is not only going to be loaded with lots of awesome music but also tons of great comic books and the film releases that relate to them. Just a few weeks ago we got the 2nd trailer for the upcoming “Deadpool” movie which you can check out on THIS LINK if you’ve not seen it already. That being said, the next installment of Marvel Comics “True Believers” offerings will deliver 10 “Deadpool” comics. Take a look at the press release and the covers below.
The Press Release: This January, the “Merc With a Mouth” becomes the “Merc For a Buck” as Deadpool joins the True Believers family! Marvel is pleased to announce ten new TRUE BELIEVERS titles, available only in comic shops this January. Featuring some of Wade Wilson’s most unforgettable moments, experience these popular issues for the suggested retail price of $1. TRUE BELIEVERS are the perfect way for readers interested in Deadpool to try out some of his most iconic stories in recent memory. From his first appearance, to his origin to his recent nuptials, it’s never been easier to get caught up with these can’t miss Deadpool gems. Your window into Wade only costs a buck! Don’t miss these exciting TRUE BELIEVERS issues, on-sale throughout the month of January.
TRUE BELIEVERS: DEADPOOL #1 (Reprinting NEW MUTANTS #98).
Back in April 2015, I lined out a new initiative that Marvel Comics had put out for the masses that went under the banner “True Believers”. These titles focused on previously published comics that bore some relation to the at the time upcoming “Secret Wars” mega-event that we have been enjoying all summer. The great thing about this was that these comics were all $1 apiece and since there were almost a dozen of them it made for a perfect gift for any young reader in your household. Heck it was even good for yourself if you felt like having a newer “reading copy” at your disposal. This second round proves to be equally if not more exciting and I’ll let the press from Marvel themselves do the talking but I will offer up some insight to each one of the titles if possible and at the close. Let’s get started.
The Women of Marvel are taking over in September! That’s right, Marvel’s blockbuster female-led titles are returning to comic shops this month for ten new TRUE BELIEVERS titles. Specially priced at $1, these can’t miss introductory issues provide the perfect window into some of Marvel’s critically acclaimed female-led titles! From the high stakes espionage action of Black Widow to the out of this world adventure of Princess Leia. From the larger than life Ms. Marvel to the irresistible charm of Spider-Gwen – these fan-favorite premiere issues offer perfect entry points into the Marvel Universe. Hang on tight and see what you’ve been missing with these exciting TRUE BELIEVERS titles coming to comic shops in September!
True Believers: Black Widow #1: I only leafed through this original first issue at the comic shop but its a solid one and with the popularity of Black Widow thanks to the Avengers and Captain America films then this is one you will want to relive as a “True Believer” edition. By Nathan Edmondson, Phil Noto; Collecting “Black Widow” (2014) #1.
True Believers: Captain Marvel #1: Captain Marvel is coming to the big screen in the next couple of years and that is going to make getting in on the ground floor with this character all the more important for those fans of the films and the comic book page. By Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez. Collecting “Captain Marvel” (2014) #1.
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→