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Marvel Reveals “Marvel Rising” Homage Variant Covers For December

The Press Release:
The next generation of super heroes have arrived! To celebrate, Marvel is excited to present Marvel Rising Action Doll Homage variants, hitting comic shops this December!

Featuring Marvel Rising characters such as Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, America Chavez, Ghost Spider, and Quake stepping into their predecessor’s shoes, each of the five covers is a homage to a classic cover from years past.

“These covers are such a wonderful way of celebrating Marvel Rising while honoring the legacy of the great Marvel heroes that came before,” said Sana Amanat, Marvel’s VP of Content and Character Development. “They’re a true testament to the vastness of the Marvel Universe and the incredible way they can come to life with these amazingly awesome Hasbro action dolls. I wish I had these when I was a kid!”

The entire line-up of Hasbro’s Marvel Rising Action Dolls are available exclusively at Target! Find them on these select comic books starting this December.

CHAMPIONS #27
FOC – 11/12/18; On Sale – 12/12/18

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #39
FOC – 11/12/18; On Sale – 12/12/18

CAPTAIN AMERICA #6
FOC – 11/19/18; On Sale – 12/19/18

DEFENDERS: THE BEST DEFENSE #1
FOC – 11/19/18; On Sale – 12/19/18

AVENGERS #12
FOC – 12/10/18; On Sale – 1/9/19

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As you know, I seldom purchase the variant covers for anything but just love sharing the news and visuals with you all. These will be great additions for those who are collecting the highly poseable “Marvel Rising” dolls and based on their age of collector, I’ll be posting any updates on that line of Hasbro Toys over on “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken” website so please make sure to keep an eye on the “Toys & Collectibles” category of that outlet. That’s all I have about this one my friends and there is so much more to come (trust me on that). See you next time and let me know what you think of these down below in the comments section.

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

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“Avengers” #12 (Marvel Rising Variant)
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“Captain America” #6 (Marvel Rising Variant)
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“Champions” #27 (Marvel Rising Variant)
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“Defenders” #1 (Marvel Rising Variant)
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“Squirrel Girl” #39 (Marvel Rising Variant)

Marvel Reveals “Fantastic Four” Villains Variants For December

December is going to get just a little bit darker as the villains that pit their horrific powers and evil genius against the mighty Fantastic Four get the chance to shine across comic book releases hitting the racks that month. Check out the press copy that we received a couple of weeks ago along with any provided artwork.

The Press Release:
This winter, Ben and Alicia will say “I do”… but it’s not a Marvel wedding without villains and mayhem, especially when it comes to the Fantastic Four! Just in time for the wedding of the half century, Marvel is celebrating over five decades of the first family with special variant covers featuring the team’s most memorable antiheroes! Look for Marvel’s FANTASTIC FOUR VILLIAN variant covers on these select titles:

1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12 by ADI GRANOV

3. AVENGERS #1 by ALAN DAVIS

4. BLACK PANTHER #7 by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

5. DEADPOOL #7 by DAVID MARQUEZ
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Marvel Unveils “Uncanny X-Men” #1 Artist Variants

The Press Release:
This November, UNCANNY X-MEN returns with a new ongoing series, bringing together nearly every mutant left on earth in a story that threatens to destroy them. It’s an epic tale of mystery and tragic disappearance, with an adventure so earth-shattering, it could very well be the X-Men’s FINAL mission! Don’t miss UNCANNY X-MEN #1, coming this November to your local comic shop!

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“Uncanny X-Men” #1

UNCANNY X-MEN #1: Written by KELLY THOMPSON, ED BRISSON and MATTHEW ROSENBERG; Art by MAHMUD ASRAR, MARK BAGLEY and MIRKO COLAK. Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

9/24/2018: In celebration of the much-anticipated launch of UNCANNY X-MEN #1, Marvel is excited to reveal a variant cover from superstar artist Jen Bartel!

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“Uncanny X-Men” #1 (Jen Bartel Variant)

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Marvel Reveals “Amazing Spider-Man” Black Cat Variants For October

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The Press Release:
Black Cat didn’t commit the crime…but Spider-Man will need to befriend his once-foe-once-friend-once-crime-boss Felicia Hardy if he wants to solve this case!

This October and November, join Peter and Felicia Hardy in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN’s Black Cat arc, featuring two new variant covers by J.G. Jones (with colors by Paul Mounts), Mike Wieringo (with inks by Tim Townsend and colors by Jason Keith) and a Hidden Gem variant by J. Scott Campbell (with colors by Nei Ruffino). The excitement starts this October – don’t miss the start of the action in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8, on sale October 24th at your local comic shop!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8
Written by NICK SPENCER; Art and Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Black Cat Variant Cover by J.G. JONES (AUG188288)

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“Amazing Spider-Man” #8 – Black Cat Variant

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Marvel Says Engage w “MARVEL BATTLE LINES” Collectible Covers In October

It’s been my practice to occasionally wait until the comics are closer to being released so it is fresh on the fans and their vendors minds and though this particular release hit my mailbox back in July, I waited until now based on far too many of our Pop Culture things coming at you every day. Let’s take a look at this brand new variant cover initiative.

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The Press Release:
This past weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Games debuted an exclusive trailer, all-new art, and action-packed gameplay from MARVEL Battle Lines – the collectible card battling mobile game created by Nexon. And this October, Marvel Comics is celebrating the game’s much-anticipated launch with a series of variant covers showcasing over two dozen in-game cards featuring striking images of some of the most popular Marvel Super Heroes! Look for MARVEL Battle Lines variant covers on these select titles:

1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7 by Sujin Jo

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“Amazing Spider-Man” #7 (Marvel Battle Lines Variant)

2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8 by Maxx Lim

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“Amazing Spider-Man” #8 (Marvel Battle Lines Variant)

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