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Marvel’s X-Men Find Themselves On “Venom Island” in New Variant Covers

We are at t-minus two weeks until the 2019 New York Comic Con so you might want to start your planning for that massive media event by making some lists and keeping your badge in an easy to find place before you deploy to the Javits Center. As expected, the comic book industry content is ramped up quite a bit as this event draws closer and this notice is to treat you to some variant covers that will be hitting the racks this December. Take a look.

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The Press Release:
In anticipation of “VENOM ISLAND” arriving in December, set your sights on these variant covers featuring the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and Captain Marvel battling their way through the symbiote-infested island.

X-MEN #3: VENOM ISLAND VARIANT by MIKE MCKONE

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“X-Men” #3 (Venom Island Variant)

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Wacken Open Air Festival Reveals First Bands For 2020

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The Press Release:
Ready for another round of Wacken madness? Still grinning wildly thinking about our 30th anniversary edition? Well, we are looking forward to next year’s festival as much as all of you metalheads out there. Wacken Open Air 2020 is already shaping up nicely with the first batch of amazing bands confirmed – and a cool brand new look on top. Get ready to dive into Maya and Aztec culture in Wacken next year!

First things first – and music always comes first in Wacken. We are proud to announce the following bands for 2020:

One of the highlights of next year’s Wacken Open Air will definitely be… the mighty JUDAS PRIEST! True legends celebrating “50 Heavy Metal Years” at the Holy Ground – a match made in headbanging heaven! JUDAS PRIEST have shaped heavy metal as we know it and we are incredibly honoured to welcome them to the festival for the fourth time.

Vikings and Metal go well together as we all know. There is no band out there that brings the fire, the screaming, and the general kickass awesomeness of both worlds better together than AMON AMARTH. These Swedes keep getting stronger and have been part of the Wacken journey since 1999! Next year, they will bring out the „Beserker“ in all of us for an impressive ninth time at the Wacken Open Air.
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Marvel Announces “Bring On The Bad Guys” Variant Covers

I’m using the visual of a very classic collected edition that Marvel released way back in 1976 called “Bring On The Bad Guys”. The book featured the origins of some of their most sinister villains and was the companion to both “Origins Of Marvel Comics” and “Son Of Origins”. I’m certain that all have been reprinted and can be purchased today but I digress. This was used to laud the latest batch of variant covers that will be hitting the monthly issues listed below.

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The Press Release:
Just as the “Acts of Evil” have taken over the Marvel Annuals for the summer, we couldn’t forget to spotlight our terrifying villains during Marvel’s 80th anniversary! Acclaimed artists such as Declan Shalvey, Mike McKone, Inhyuk Lee, Mark Brooks, and more highlight classic Marvel heroes going head-to-head with some of their most iconic foes with all-new covers! Look for Marvel’s BRING ON THE BAD GUYS variants on these select titles:

1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #27 by Woo Cheol Lee – featuring Molten Man

2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #28 by Bengal – featuring Anna Kravenoff

3. AVENGERS #23 Mike McKone – featuring Count Nefaria
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Marvel Reveals Epic “Absolute Carnage” Tie-Ins

It’s always great to share some comic book updates with the readership and here is some news about the upcoming “Absolute Carnage” mini-series and the titles that will crossover with it. Read on.

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The Press Release:
This summer, everyone is a target in ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, Marvel’s epic summer event!

At the Diamond Retailer Summit in Las Vegas this past weekend, Marvel announced upcoming “ABSOLUTE CARNAGE” tie-in titles debuting this August, including the new limited series “SCREAM”, featuring the return of a classic symbiote…the daughter of Venom! Check out all the covers for the tie-ins announced below, along with a handy checklist to make sure you don’t miss any of these exciting stories! Don’t miss these thrilling tie-in adventures to the deadliest story in the Marvel Universe, available at your local comic shops this August!

VENOM #17: Written by DONNY CATES; Art by IBAN COELLO; Cover by KYLE HOTZ

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“Venom” #17

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Venom Announces “In Nomine De Sathanas” 40th Anniversary Vinyl Boxset

In addition to a score of tours to see this year there are also some incredible album celebrations being done. This one by Venom just arrived early in the wee hours and I am sharing it with you now.

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The Press Release:
Venom formed in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end of the new wave of British heavy metal, Venom’s first two albums—’Welcome to Hell’ (1981) and ‘Black Metal’ (1982)—are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general. Venom’s second album proved influential enough that its title was used as the name of the extreme metal subgenre of black metal. The band classic line-up trio of Cronos, Mantas and Abaddon recorded two further studio albums ‘At War With Satan’ (1984) and ‘Possessed’ (1985) and live album ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’ (1986). Often cited by bands such as Metallica, Behemoth, Celtic Frost and Mayhem as major influences, they are one of the most revered bands of their generation. Venom are still fronted by original singer/bassist Cronos and headline festivals all over the globe and continue to release new music.

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This coming May 31st sees the release of ‘In Nomine Satanas’ via BMG – a deluxe vinyl box set that celebrates Venom’s 40th anniversary and features the original Neat Records recordings from their 1981 debut ‘Welcome To Hell’ to ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik‘, the live recording of their mythical appearance at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1985. All of the albums are remastered from the original tapes with embossed covers, posters and inserts like their original first editions. They’re all now on colour configured vinyl too. The set also includes a 12“ book detailing the history of the band featuring new interviews with all three members, written by respected journalist Dom Lawson.
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