The Press Release:
Announced earlier today by horror website Bloody Disgusting, Marvel will honor the 50th anniversary of Man-Thing with a new series this March. The horror comics icon will star in AVENGERS: CURSE OF THE MAN-THING, the start of a three-part Marvel Universe-spanning saga that will redefine one of Marvel’s most unique characters for a new age. Critically acclaimed writer Steve Orlando (Martian Manhunter, Batman, Wonder Woman) makes his Marvel Comics debut with the series, joined by rising star artist Francesco Mobili (Old Man Hawkeye). Each issue will focus on a different corner of the Marvel Universe, starting with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
For decades, the Man-Thing has haunted the Florida Everglades. Now a new enemy has hijacked his body on a quest to take his incendiary abilities global! The Marvel Universe wakes to fear as gargantuan monoliths menace cities worldwide, with only the AVENGERS standing between the population of Earth and a planetwide inferno. Can they save Man-Thing in time to douse the fires? And does the man inside the thing, Ted Sallis, even want to be saved? All this plus a sensational new villain designed by Marvel’s Stormbreaker Carmen Carnero await readers in the exciting opening tale that will kick off an unforgettable journey for Man-Thing and your favorite Marvel heroes including the X-Men, Spider-Man, and more! Continue reading Marvel Celebrates 50 Fearsome Years of “Man-Thing” w New Series and Variant Covers→
Hey Fiends, its time to share some more action figure visuals, as we recently learned of the next series in Hasbro’s Marvel Legends Series of action figures. This one is called “Marvel Knights” and gives us Blade, Daredevil, Bullseye, Jessica Jones, Elektra and The Punisher. When you collect them all you can build a Man-Thing figure. Let’s take a look at them both out of package and in it. These are Hasbro Toys official images so they look really nice. Since we have the labeled photo in this summary I decided not to line out who each character was. Readers of this site should recognize them anyway if they’ve been paying attention. Here we go.
As already noted over on “The Chronicles Of PiercingKen”, I was once again exploring The Book Expo (which was previously known as Book Expo America) as a member of the press. I’m an avid reader and I love exploring this event to see what is coming out based on bands and comic book characters that I enjoy. This year, I learned of a Marvel Comics panel that was happening so I sat down and listened to what some amazing authors had to say.
The assembled scribes included legendary “Goosebumps” creator R.L. Stine, Margaret Stohl, Jason Reynolds and Rainbow Rowell (pictured from left to right). Each of them was working on or had just finished titles featuring Man-Thing, Captain Marvel, Miles Morales: Spider-Man and the Runaways.
Based on how the day started I am wondering if March will come in like a lamb and go out like a lion since usually the scenario is reversed but whatever will be the case welcome to our first installment in our “March Media Madness” posts. Yeah with a Metal report I cite “March Metal Madness” but that is only for the show narratives and with the comic book stuff we need something else but I digress. March is indeed here and on this balmy day a whole bevy of cool Marvel Comics first issues are coming down the pike. Today is also New Comic Book Day so you want to get to or call your shop to reserve what you prefer to not miss out on a copy. Here we go and oh yeah before I forget, in March a whole lot of titles will have their covers “VENOMIZED” to celebrate the return of Eddie Brock with the dreaded symbiote. If you want to see all of those covers just click on THIS LINK.
AMERICA #1: At last! Everyone’s favorite no-nonsense powerhouse, America Chavez, gets her own series! Written by critically-acclaimed YA novelist Gabby Rivera (Juliet Takes A Breath) and drawn by all-star artist Joe Quinones (HOWARD THE DUCK), Marvel Comics’ brand new AMERICA series shines a solo spotlight on the high-octane and hard-hitting adventures of the one and only America Chavez! America has always been uncontestably awesome, and as the newly appointed leader of the Ultimates, she’s now officially claimed her place as the preeminent butt-kicker of the Marvel Universe! But while leading a team of heroes and punching out big bads is great and all, it doesn’t really leave much time for self-discovery… So what’s a super-powered teenager do when she’s looking for a little fulfillment? She goes to college! She just has to stop an interdimensional monster or two first, plus shut down a pesky alien cult that’s begun worshipping her exploits!
Gabby Rivera (W) • Joe Quinones (A/C)
THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #1.MU: A MONSTERS UNLEASHED TIE-IN! FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO PUNCH THEM! Amadeus Cho is summoned to South Korea to assist White Fox’s investigation into the mysterious disturbances across Seoul. Their first clue? The GIANT FOOTPRINTS all over the country! PLUS: Maddy Cho doesn’t trust her brother to get anything done right these days, so she’s turning to an unlikely ally: THE INTERGALACTIC MONSTER HUNTER THEY CALL LADY HELLBENDER!
Hey there Marvel Maniacs, the summer is just about over now and that means school for some of you and rigid work time for the rest of you. Hopefully you are dealing with that alright and that you have already seen my posting about the second run of “True Believers” issues because it was a wonderful set to grab for your young readers. Especially at a $1 apiece. Now let me get to a series of other first issues coming out in September along with some noteworthy collected editions. Take a look at the provided press copy and images. I will return at the end with some notes.
Captain America: White #1 – THE SUPERSTAR CREATIVE TEAM OF SPIDER-MAN: BLUE, HULK: GRAY, AND DAREDEVIL: YELLOW BRING THEIR MAGIC TO AMERICA’S #1 HERO. ISSUE #1 – From his re-awakening in the present day to his days on the battlefield during World War II, follow CAPTAIN AMERICA as he recalls a special mission during THE BIG ONE! It’s 1941 and the HOWLING COMMANDOS are just looking to kick back and relax….But CAP and BUCKY are about to make their night a whole lot worse! The EISNER AWARD-WINNING team of JEPH LOEB and TIM SALE reunite to tell a shocking story of CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY! Extra-sized issue featuring CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #0. By JEPH LOEB (w) TIM SALE (A/C)
Captain America: White #2 – BULLETS! BOMBS! EXPLOSIVE REVELATIONS! CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY are ready to lead the HOWLING COMMANDOS, but are the HOWLING COMMANDOS ready to follow? Things go from bad to worse and only Bucky can save the day! Will a shocking appearance from an old ally turn the tide of battle? Continue reading Marvel Comics #1’s Available in September 2015→