Marvel Comics – News week (February 11th, 2019)

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In our latest recap of the weekly news from Marvel we bring you details on an Avengers tie-in to the War of the Realms crossover event, a new Avengers title, a series of variant covers celebrating Captain Marvel called ”
MARVEL MEOW” by Japanese artist Nao Fuji, and more.

Coming in May will be AVENGERS #19 from Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness. The issue will see the Avengers join the battle as the War of the Realms continues all over the planet.

Look for it on May 22nd with cover art by McGuinness as part of a series of 3 titles with connecting covers (below).

Coming this May, the team of writer Gerry Duggan and artist Mike Deodato will bring Venom, Punisher, Conan, Wolverine, Brother Voodoo, and Elektra in a new ongoing series titled SAVAGE AVENGERS.

The events in the series spin off from AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME, and will see Conan teaming up with some of the more ruthless characters in the Marvel Universe.

Look for the first issue on May 1st with a cover by David Finch.

To celebrate Captain Marvel, Japanese artist Nao Fuji will be doing artwork for a set of variant covers this March. Each cover will feature a mini comic that will feature such well known characters as Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Rocket and Groot, Carnage and Venom, and Wolverine.

As part of the upcoming crossover event War of the Realms, Marvel will be releasing 21 different variant covers this April, that reimagine some of the most well known characters from the Marvel Comics Universe as Asgardians.

Below you can see a preview the first nine covers that Marvel has released.

Full press releases are below. All artwork courtesy of Marvel.

THE AVENGERS Join The Battle in WAR OF THE REALMS!

New York, NY—February 13, 2019— The War of the Realms has begun, and no part of the Marvel Universe will be untouched! Every hero is at risk – and every hero is at war…

Avengers Mountain reigns as the last stronghold for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – but can it stand the wrath of Malekith’s powerful forces, as they seek to destroy our realm once and for all?

“There are battles raging all around the planet,” Aaron told CBR in an interview. “So you can expect to see a lot of the different forces and factions we’ve been setting up in Avengers, from Namor and his Defenders of the Deep, to the Winter Guard, and the Squadron Supreme. So all the antagonists and extended cast that we’ve set up across the planet are involved in the War of the Realms. We’re trying to touch base on all the things going on during the event with the Avengers and their many foes.”

Don’t miss AVENGERS #19, the epic War of the Realms tie-in arriving in comic shops this May! And check out the stunning War of the Realms tie-in connecting cover by Ed McGuinness, featuring covers for AVENGERS #18, #19 and #20!

AVENGERS #19

Written by JASON AARON

Art and Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

On Sale 5/22/19

Venom, Punisher, Conan, Wolverine, Brother Voodoo, Elektra: THE SAVAGE AVENGERS!

 An all-new series by Gerry Duggan and Mike Deodato!

New York, NY—February 14, 2019— Following his critically acclaimed and sold-out SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN series, writer Gerry Duggan, along with his best-selling INFINITY WARS artist Mike Deodato, will embark on a new and epic adventure this May in Marvel’s all-new series SAVAGE AVENGERS! Spinning out of the events of AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME, SAVAGE AVENGERS will find Conan fighting alongside an “unsanctioned team of heroes” in the Marvel Universe – including Wolverine, Venom, Punisher, Elektra, and Brother Voodoo!

“We envisioned a threat, a magical green zone where the evil wizards of Conan’s world are trading spells with The Hand in Japan,” Gerry Duggan told Entertainment Weekly in an exclusive interview. “Conan is on a very Conan-like mission; he’s heard a tale of an amulet so he’s chasing it, and the evil magic sorcerers are doing something that would be a Marvel Avengers problem. It feels like we have found some very fertile ground that is a Venn diagram between those two worlds.”

“SAVAGE AVENGERS is just what it says on the label—it’s all of the biggest badasses of the Marvel Universe brought together uneasily in one explosive series—and with Conan as a wild card,” SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort told Marvel.com. “It’s big, it’s brash, it’s explosive, it never slows down—the only scenes in SAVAGE AVENGERS that involve a table is when somebody is being thrown through one.”

Head to Entertainment Weekly and Marvel.com to learn more, and head to your local comic shop on Free Comic Book Day to pick up FCBD AVENGERS for an all-new 10-page SAVAGE AVENGERS story launching the ongoing series!

SAVAGE AVENGERS #1

Written by GERRY DUGGAN

Art by MIKE DEODATO

Cover by DAVID FINCH

On Sale 5/1/19

MARVEL MEOW: Feline Ferocity at its Finest! 

Celebrate Captain Marvel with cat-themed comic variant covers this March!

New York, NY—February 14, 2019—From Black Cat to Hellcat to Kitty Pryde, cat-themed heroes have had an iconic presence in the Marvel Universe – this March, celebrate CAPTAIN MARVEL as Marvel pays homage to one of comics’ most famous felines with a series of MARVEL MEOW variant covers by Japanese artist Nao Fuji! Each variant cover will feature a mini comic centering on heroes like Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Rocket and Groot, Carnage and Venom, and Wolverine – proving there is nothing cooler than a cat who hangs around super heroes!

Please note that the art on the attached covers is one panel of a nine-panel comic. Keep checking Marvel’s Instagram to see the full comic strips, which will also be featured on the variant covers of these select March books!

1.       DAREDEVIL #3

2.       FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #4

3.       GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #3

4.       MEET THE SKRULLS #2

5.       THOR #11

6.       WOLVERINE: INFINITY WATCH #2

WAR OF THE REALMS: Marvel Heroes as Asgardians! 

New York, NY—February 15, 2019— This April, all hel will break loose as Marvel’s epic event from the award-winning creative team of Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Matthew Wilson usher in an event of unparalleled scale! To celebrate WAR OF THE REALMS, Marvel is releasing a series of variant covers that reimagine some of Marvel’s most iconic heroes in the style of Asgardian warriors!

Look for Marvel’s ASGARDIAN variants on these select titles this April:

1.            ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #8 by Phil Noto

2.            AVENGERS #18 by Paolo Rivera

3.            BLACK PANTHER #11 by Rahzzah

4.            CAPTAIN AMERICA #10 by Dave Johnson

5.            CAPTAIN MARVEL #4 by Gerald Parel

6.            CHAMPIONS #4 by Khoi Pham

7.            CONAN THE BARBARIAN #5 by Butch Guice

8.            DEADPOOL #11 by David Nakayama

9.            DOCTOR STRANGE #13 by Declan Shalvey

10.          FANTASTIC FOUR #9 by Terry Dodson

11.          GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #4 by Tom Raney

12.          IMMORTAL HULK #16 by Mike McKone

13.          SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST SPIDER #7 by Jorge Molina

14.          SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #5 by Carlos Pacheco

15.          THOR #12 by Olivier Coipel

16.          TONY STARK: IRON MAN #11 by Pasqual Ferry

17.          UNCANNY X-MEN #15 by Patrick Zircher

18.          UNCANNY X-MEN #16 by Will Sliney

19.          VENOM #13 by Inhyuk Lee

20.          X-23 #11 by Siya Oum

21.          X-FORCE #6 by Riccardo Federici


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