Marvel Comics – News week (March 25th, 2019)

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Marvel Comics had a few announcements this past week including a big announcement that came out of C2E2 that came after we posted the recap for last week, as well as the next series in their True Believers line of reprints.

At last weekend’s C2E2, Marvel announced that Jonathan Hickman would be writing two new X-Men titles starting in July. HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X will have artists Pepe Larraz, R.B. Silva, and colorist Marte Gracia alongside Hickman for each of the 6 issue series.

Look for the titles to be released starting in July on an alternate weekly release schedule.

Over the many years that Marvel as been putting out titles, there have been many memorable issues that have been reprinted as part of their True Believers line. This week the next set of those reprints were announced, and they include AVENGERS #123, MARVEL PREMIERE #19, INVADERS #1, and more.

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

MARVEL COMICS ANNOUNCES HISTORIC X-MEN MILESTONE WITH HOUSE OF X AND POWERS OF X

Revealing the newest series to be helmed by legendary creators Jonathan Hickman, R.B. Silva, and Marvel Young Gun Pepe Larraz!

New York, NY — March 23, 2019 — After weeks of speculation from comic book fans around the world, Marvel revealed the next monumental chapter for the X-Men during this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. During Marvel’s Next Big Thing Panel, critically-acclaimed creator Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic Four, The Avengers, Infinity, Secret Wars) announced two new series: HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X, beginning this July!

Ever since Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduced the X-Men, fans everywhere have followed the extraordinary stories of the X-Men through seminal moments like Giant-Size X-Men, 1991’s X-Men #1, Age of Apocalypse, and New X-Men. Each of these moments introduced a new era for mutantkind – and starting this summer, the world will experience the next seminal moment in the history of the X-Men with HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X.

“We are excited to have Jon back with the Marvel family, and we could not have asked for a better creative team to help usher the X-Men into a whole new era,” said Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski. “While we can’t reveal too much about the story just yet, these new stories will redefine the X-Men and their place in the Marvel Universe. This is a historic moment both new and passionate fans won’t want to miss.”

These two new series – written by Jonathan Hickman with art by Young Gun Pepe Larraz, R.B. Silva, and colorist Marte Gracia – will build from every major X-Men milestone since 1963 up through the current X-Men series and storylines fans know and love, including some of Marvel’s most iconic characters from over the decades. Each series will be released on an alternate weekly schedule, starting with HOUSE OF X, followed by POWERS OF X. Fans will be able to follow along each week this summer and witness history unfold.

HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X will go on sale this July!

HOUSE OF X #1 (of 6)

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN

Art by PEPE LARRAZ

Colors by MARTE GRACIA

Cover by PEPE LARRAZ

POWERS OF X #1 (of 6)

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN

Art by R.B. SILVA

Colors by MARTE GRACIA

Cover by R.B. SILVA

Celebrating Classic Stories And Characters With TRUE BELIEVERS: MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS Comics! All for $1!

New York, NY—March 27, 2019—This May, Marvel celebrates some of the most influential comic creators in Marvel history with a line of MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS TRUE BELIEVERS comics, available only at your local comic book shops.

Reproducing some of Marvel’s most iconic stories by industry greats such as Louise Simonson, Peter David, Steve Englehart, Roy Thomas, Don McGregor, and Mike Zeck at the suggested retail price of $1, TRUE BELIEVERS are perfect for readers new and old. 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!

·         MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: AVENGERS – THE ORIGIN OF MANTIS #1: Reprinting Avengers (1963) #123

·         MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: HULK – THE WEDDING OF RICK JONES #1: Reprinting Incredible Hulk (1968) #418

·         MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: INVADERS #1: Reprinting Invaders (1975) #1

·         MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: IRON FIST – COLLEEN WING #1: Reprinting Marvel Premiere #19

·         MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: IRON FIST – MISTY KNIGHT #1: Reprinting Marvel Premiere #21

·         MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: AVENGERS – THE ORIGIN OF MANTIS #1!: Reprinting Avengers (1963) #123

·         MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: LUKE CAGE, POWER MAN – PIRANHA! #1: Reprinting Power Man #30

·         MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: POWER PACK #1: Reprinting Power Pack (1984) #1

·         MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: SILVER SURFER – RUDE AWAKENING #1: Reprinting Silver Surfer (1987) #51

·         MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: SPIDER-MAN – KRAVEN’S LAST HUNT #1: Reprinting Web of Spider-Man (1985) #31

·         MARVEL’S GREATEST CREATORS: WHAT-IF? – SPIDER-GIRL #1: Reprinting What If? (1989) #105

Be there this May when these exciting TRUE BELIEVERS issues come to comic shops!

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