The news about these issues began making the rounds a short time ago but I waited to let the excitement about the opening “Thor: Ragnarok” movie to settle in before I called your attention to any big comic book initiative. We recently discussed the return of Jean Grey who Marvel Comics fans know full well is the mighty Phoenix and in honor of the return the next round of “True Believers” titles will center around the massively powerful mutant. Read on.
The Press Release:
Ten $1 Comics Starring One of X-Men’s Most Beloved Mutants! The celebration of Jean Grey’s return continues! This winter, fans can relive some of their favorite Phoenix classics with a line of Phoenix-themed TRUE BELIEVERS comics, available only at your local comic book shops. Reproducing some of the most iconic Phoenix stories of all time at the suggested retail price of $1, TRUE BELIEVERS are the perfect way for readers new and old to get caught up in the Phoenix phenomenon! Whether it’s your first time reading these memorable tales or your hundredth, you won’t want to miss this special celebration. Look for your favorite classic stories with new and colorful re-printings, including Phoenix Bizarre Adventures #27, which will be available to fans in color for the first time.
True Believers Phoenix Featuring Cyclops & Marvel Girl: Reprinting X-Men (1963) #48
True Believers Enter The Phoenix: Reprinting X-Men (1963) #101
True Believers Phoenix Returns: Reprinting Fantastic Four (1961) #286
True Believers Phoenix Classic: Reprinting Material From Classic X-Men #13 & #18
True Believers Phoenix Bizarre Adventures: First Time In Color, Reprinting Bizarre Adventures #27
True Believers Phoenix Vs Sabretooth: Reprinting X-Men (1991) #28
True Believers Phoenix Wedding: Reprinting X-Men (1991) #30
True Believers Phoenix What If: Reprinting What If? (1977) #27
True Believers Death Of Phoenix: Reprinting New X-Men (2001) #150
True Believers Phoenix Origins: Reprinting X-Men Origins: Jean Grey #1
Be there this December when these exciting TRUE BELIEVERS issues come to comic shops!
PiercingMetal Thoughts: The “True Believers” program is one of the programs that I enjoy the most from Marvel Comics and the main reason is that not only does it let you end up with a reading copy of a number of awesome issues, but it also lets you snag an additional copy or three and make a nice set to gift to the younger reader in your circle of influence. Personally speaking, I love doing that and hope to keep the hobby going by inspiring the younger minds about the illustrated page. There are some truly cool reprints being presented here and the Phoenix will also be the star of an upcoming 20th Century Fox film under the X-Men banner (remember that they are NOT a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and probably will not be for a very long time). Since today is also New Comic Book Day, you might want to poke your retailer and make sure that not only are they planning on getting the issues, but that they will be able to set aside a complete set for your weekly pull list. Are you excited about these affordable issues? Let me know down in the comments section below with your thoughts. I know that I am.
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