The Press Release:
In March 1941, comic book legends Jack Kirby and Joe Simon introduced the world to Steve Rogers in the historic CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1, and a pop culture icon was born. Now, Marvel is proud to honor their tremendous contribution to the comic book industry with CAPTAIN AMERICA TRIBUTE #1, a giant-sized special celebrating the character’s 80th anniversary.
CAPTAIN AMERICA TRIBUTE #1 will feature a cadre of Marvel’s best artists redrawing and modernizing Captain America’s first appearance, CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1, as well as his genre-defining reintroduction to the Marvel Universe, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s AVENGERS #4. See the Star-Spangled Avenger’s extraordinary origin, his first battle against the Red Skull, and his Silver Age debut where he emerges from suspended animation to live on as a Star-Spangled Avenger like never before as your favorite artists reimagine these classic tales for a new age. These definitive comic book stories will be presented in an all-new way in a star-studded special that will delight long-time True Believers and the current generation of Marvel fans! Continue reading Marvel Celebrates Captain America’s 80th Anniversary w Giant-Sized Tribute in March→
The Press Release:
Marvel is excited to announce that select Black Widow comics will receive new Marvel Cinematic Universe variant covers featuring artwork inspired by Marvel Studios’ Black Widow! To celebrate the superspy Avenger’s upcoming solo adventure, fans can find these variants by exploring her action-packed world of espionage in BLACK WIDOW #3, the next issue in her current ongoing series by Kelly Thompson and Elena Casagrande, as well as one-shots like BLACK WIDOW: WIDOW’S STING #1 by Ralph Macchio and Simone Buonfantino and WIDOWMAKERS: RED GUARDIAN AND YELENA BELOVA #1 by Devin Grayson and Michele Bandini.
Drawn by some of the industry’s hottest talents, these eye-catching covers showcase characters and imagery from the highly-anticipated film. One of the most popular Black Widow artists in recent years, Eisner award-winning artist Chris Samnee returns to the character with a movie poster-style cover depicting the film’s main cast for WIDOWMAKERS: RED GUARDIAN AND YELENA BELOVA #1. On superstar artist Stefano Caselli’s BLACK WIDOW: WIDOW’S STING #1 cover, Natasha Romanoff races to her next mission. And fans will be delighted at Jen Bartel’s vibrant depiction of Scarlett Johansson’s iconic portrayal of the character in her cover for BLACK WIDOW #3!
Pick up these incredible covers starting this month, and keep your eyes peeled for more Marvel Cinematic Universe variant covers coming your way soon! For more information, visit Marvel.com (linked below).
BLACK WIDOW: WIDOW’S STING #1: Written by RALPH MACCHIO; Art by SIMONE BUONFANTINO; MCU Variant Cover by STEFANO CASELLI
BLACK WIDOW #3: Written by KELLY THOMPSON; Art by ELENA CASAGRANDE; MCU Variant Cover by JEN BARTEL
WIDOWMAKERS: RED GUARDIAN AND YELENA BELOVA #1: Written by DEVIN GRAYSON; Art by MICHELE BANDINI; MCU VARIANT COVER by CHRIS SAMNEE
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Now while I’ve put my stand on variant covers out there in the open a few times over the years, I just might, I just might purchase a couple of these since they are first issues and look rather nice. I am usually a first-issue guy when it comes to collecting and despite the pandemic slowing down this part of my spending patterns I still can be swayed by a first-issue every now and again. I’m sad that the world didn’t get to see “Black Widow” yet but hey its not the best idea to be sitting in an enclosed space like this under the current world scenario. I don’t know when I will be braving the movie theatre again but can safely say that it will not be until some kind of vaccine is available to the general public and I qualify for it. Since the world isn’t there yet I can wait it out and I have a ton of recorded programs on my DVR to keep me busy but I digress. What do you readers think about these offerings? Will you be adding them to your collection of “Black Widow” comics? Chime in down below in the comment section and I will see you very soon with something else interesting to read. Try to stay inside and avoid the crowds etc to be on the safe side. Not to be preachy I just want everyone in our circle to be safe and sound for when this all ends. Ciao.
Now that the monthly solicitations have been shared from the Marvel Comics side of the fence, its time to share the news about one of the exciting events happening in a few months – I’m speaking of course of the 700th issue of that star-spangled Avenger Captain America. Check out the press release below.
The Press Release:
This spring, OUT OF TIME will culminate with the release of CAPTAIN AMERICA’s milestone 700th issue, concluding the arc in an oversized story from creators Mark Waid and Chris Samnee!
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!” said SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “Guest-starring the Thing and the Hulk (or as much as is left of them), it’s a celebration of 700 issues of star-spangled adventure! Plus, Mark Waid delivers an untold tale from Captain America’s past, featuring the classic artwork of Jack Kirby!” Continue reading Marvel’s Captain America Reaches a Milestone With 700th Issue!→