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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

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

3. ASTONISHING X-MEN #14 by ADAM KUBERT

4. AVENGERS #6 by JOHN CASSADAY

5. CAPTAIN AMERICA #2 by TRAVIS CHAREST

6. DEADPOOL #3 by ROB LIEFELD

7. DOCTOR STRANGE #4 by DAVID AJA

8. FANTASTIC FOUR #1 by MARK BROOKS

9. HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: DEAD ENDS #1 by STEVE MCNIVEN

10. IMMORTAL HULK #4 by ARTHUR ADAMS

11. MARVEL 2-IN-ONE #9 by ALAN DAVIS

12. SENTRY #3 by PHIL NOTO

13. THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #2 by HUMBERTO RAMOS

14. THE PUNISHER #1 by SALVADOR LARROCA

15. THOR #4 by BRYAN HITCH

16. TONY STARK: IRON MAN #3 by ADAM HUGHES

17. VENOM #5 by GERARDO ZAFFINO

18. WEAPON H #6 by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL

19. X-23 #3 by CARLOS PACHECO

20. X-MEN: RED #7 by DAVID MARQUEZ

Don’t miss your chance to collect all 20 variant covers, coming to comic shops this August!

PiercingMetal Thoughts: If you’ve seen these types of posts you already know that I don’t collect the myriad of variant covers unless its something that I really love and on the cover of a first issue that I am interested in anyway. Don’t let my practices sway you because I still think its rather cool. I’m pretty excited about the return of the First Family to the monthly comics and who knows, if the Disney acquisition of 20th Century Fox goes through, perhaps we shall find them involved in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at long last. Wouldn’t that be great. Now before I forget to remind you, please be aware that that in July the Fantastic Four will be part of twelve reprinted issues that are only one-dollar each. You don’t want to miss these at all and should contact your comic shop about the issues that were discussed HERE. What do you readers think about this variant cover grouping? Is it something you will be hunting for? Chime in down in the comments. Until we meet again.

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

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“Avengers” #6 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Astonishing X-Men” #14 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Amazing Spider-Man” #3 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Amazing Spider-Man” #4 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Sentry” #3 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Thor” #4 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Tony Stark: Iron Man” #3 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Venom” #5 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Weapon H” #6 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“X-23” #3 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“X-Men Red” #7 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Punisher” #1 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Marvel 2 In One” #9 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Life Of Captain Marvel” #2 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Immortal Hulk” #4 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Hunt For Wolverine: Dead Ends” #1 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Fantastic Four” #1 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Doctor Strange” #4 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Deadpool” #3 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Captain America” #2 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)

Hasbro Unveils: Marvel Legends “Venom” 6″ Action Figures Series

Hasbro has just released the images of the upcoming Marvel Legends series of action figures that are focused on “Venom”. These six figures are a “Build-A-Figure” set and the resulting “Monster Venom” is way down at the end of this post. Let’s look. I won’t say much else since I don’t think that I need to.

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Marvel Legends – “Carnage”

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Marvel Comics First Issues Coming May 2018

Happy May my comic book loving readers, we are here and ready to share the months first issues and special anniversary editions that will be heading our way thanks to the fine folks at Marvel Comics. Of course, the biggest news of this morning will be the blockbuster box office take from this past weekend where we found “Avengers: Infinity War” pulling in more than $630 million dollars in the global box office tally. This film only opened up on Friday my friends, so one has to assume that it is going to be riding high for the next few weeks. I’m planning on seeing it this morning at one of the early matinees but don’t worry – I will not be spoiling it for anyone. There are a LOT of comics to showcase here so I’d better get on down to business. Here we go.

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“Avengers” #1

AVENGERS #1: A NEW ERA DAWNS FOR EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES. Thor Odinson. Steve Rogers. Tony Stark. The Big Three of the Avengers are reunited at last! And just in time to save the world from total annihilation at the hands of their most powerful enemies yet: the 2000-foot-tall space gods known as Celestials. Behold the coming of the Final Host. Who will answer the call to assemble for a wild new era of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? Hint: one of them has a flaming skull for a head. And what strange, world-shaking connection exists between the Final Host and Odin’s ancient band of Prehistoric Avengers?

Written by JASON AARON • Penciled by ED MCGUINNESS; Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

AVENGERS #2: Black Panther and Dr. Strange battle for their lives deep within the earth…Captain Marvel battles death and destruction raining down from the skies…while Thor, Iron Man and Captain America lead the valiant (yet hopeless) fight against the Final Host of Dark Celestials. And Ghost Rider and the Savage Hulk make brutal war against…each other? Plus, you can’t have a gathering of Avengers without a certain Prince of Lies, now can you?

Written by JASON AARON • Penciled by ED MCGUINNESS; Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

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“Black Panther” #1

BLACK PANTHER #1: A NEW DIRECTION FROM TA-NEHISI A bold new direction for the Black Panther! For years, T’Challa has fought off invaders from his homeland, protecting Wakanda from everything from meddling governments to long-lost gods. Now, he will discover that Wakanda is much bigger than he ever dreamed…Across the vast Multiverse lies an empire founded in T’Challa’s name. Readers caught a glimpse of it in MARVEL LEGACY #1. Now find out the truth behind the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda! Ta-Nehisi Coates welcomes aboard fan-favorite artist Daniel Acuña for a Black Panther story unlike any other!

Written by TA-NEHISI COATES • Penciled by DANIEL ACUÑA; Cover by DANIEL ACUñA
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Sony Pictures: “Venom” Official Trailer (2018)

The world might be getting amped up for “Avengers: Infinity War” which opens up this week and while this is pretty much the biggest news in the film releases about the super-hero stuff; Sony Pictures is going to be expanding the world of the Amazing Spider-Man with a number of films of their own. Back in February we got a teaser trailer for the “Venom” film which stars Tom Hardy but it didn’t show much of anything and it was only a short time ago that the first full Official Trailer was released. Check it out.

The Cast/Characters:
Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom
Michelle Williams as Ann Weying
Riz Ahmed as Carlton Drake

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve noted before that I am not too sure how I feel about a Venom character without the Amazing Spider-Man involved at any point and as you can see by this longer traler, Sony has really taken some liberties with his origin story. It looks like it will be exciting but I think we are going to get more tendril scenes and explosions than The Big Guy as was disclosed by some notable Vloggers recently. Though I’m willing to give it a shot, I am more content and satisfied with the Marvel Cinematic Universe since they have done so well for the past ten years. What do you readers think about this trailer? Chime in down below in the comments. Oh yeah and before I go, please be sure to gaze on the newly released poster. It follows the teaser one that I shared once more in this post.

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Official Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venom_(2018_film)

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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