Sandbox: MARVEL COMICS – NEWS WEEK (November 12, 2018)

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This week was a busy one for Marvel news, especially news from their mutant side of the comic book universe, as well as an announcement on a large crossover event. 

The first bit of news this week is that writer Greg Pak will team up with artists Ario Anindito and Guiu Villanova for a 3 issue mini-series titled HULKVERINES

The series will see Hulk and Wolverine team up to go after Weapon H when the first issue hits shelves on February 20th, 2019.

Next up was the news that the first mutant title Marvel released back in the 1960’s will return as an ongoing series. 

UNCANNY X-MEN will see writers including such notable names as Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, and Matthew Rosenberg, and artists including  Mahmud Asrar, R.B. Silva, Yildiray Cinar, Elizabeth Torque, Leinil Francis Yu, Pere Perez, and Giuseppe Camuncoli working on a 10-part weekly series. 

The first issue of the series is now available. 

 

Marvel also released a preview of the cover art for the 11th issue of Uncanny X-Men with no further details aside from the word “Devastation”.

The artwork shows a visibly distraught Cyclops in the ruins of the Xavier Institute.

What could have done this? Guess we will find out when the issue hits shelves in February from writer Matthew Rosenberg and artist Salvador Larroca.

A few hours after the cover art above was released, the cover art for issue #12 was sent out without any details except a quote from Matthew Rosenberg “This is the fight to save mutantkind, the fight to restore their legacy, and this is the fight for their lives. This is forever.” 

The issue will also be released in February 2019 from the team of Rosenberg and Larocca. 

While the news from Marvel was filled with mutant related tidbits, none of them were as noteworthy as the announcement of the new creative team for DAREDEVIL

On February 6th, the new Daredevil series will kick off from writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Marco Checchetto, with cover art from Julian Totino Tedesco

The series will pick after the terrific run from Charles Soule, which concluded with the Death of Daredevil story arc. 

On Friday it was announced that Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson will be the creative team behind a new 3 month 6 issue mini series titled WAR OF THE REALMS

The story will feature most of the Marvel Universe from a storyline that Jason Aaron had been building from his 80+ issue run on MIGHTY THOR. 

“I have been building towards WAR OF THE REALMS for the entire duration of my Thor run. So we’re talking six years and 80-something issues and counting,”- Jason Aaron

To promote the series Marvel released a piece of promo art from Wilson and Dauterman which features 20+ characters, including Captain America riding Aragorn.

…and lastly this week was another piece of news from the mutant side of Marvel. 

Starting in February, Marvel will release the first of 6 different 5-part series heralding the AGE OF X-MAN. Each of the series will feature a different creative team and include such notable names like Ed Brisson, Tim Seeley, and more. 

To promote the series, cover art for the first issues was also released, along with the full creative team announcements. 

Full press releases for all of the news this week is below. All artwork courtesy of Marvel. 

The Battle of the Century Begins in HULKVERINES! 

The clash that everyone has been waiting for has arrived!

New York, NY—November 14, 2018—What is more dangerous than a creation made of a combination of Adamantium claws and gamma blood? The predecessors of Weapon H – Wolverine and the Hulk!

This February, Marvel’s two fiercest heroes are teaming up in a three-issue miniseries that will see them coming after the dangerous creation made in their name. Writer Greg Pak — a man who knows all three characters quite well — is teaming up with Weapon H artists Ario Anindito (for #1 and #3) and Guiu Villanova (for #2) to bring you HULKVERINES!

It’s an action-packed adventure that you won’t want to miss, and it’s coming to Marvel this February!

HULKVERINES #1 (OF 3)

Written by GREG PAK

Art by ARIO ANINDITO

Cover by GREG LAND

On Sale 2/20/19

The X-Men Are Disassembled in the UNCANNY X-MEN #1 Launch Trailer! 

Featuring never before seen art!

New York, NY—November 14, 2018— Today, Uncanny X-Men returns with a new ongoing series, bringing together nearly every mutant left on earth in a story that threatens to destroy them. It’s an epic tale of mystery and tragic disappearance in an adventure so earth-shattering, it could very well be the X-Men’s FINAL mission!

Join fan-favorite writers Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, and Matthew Rosenberg, along with superstar artists Mahmud Asrar, R.B. Silva, Yildiray Cinar, Elizabeth Torque, Leinil Francis Yu, Pere Perez, and Giuseppe Camuncoli for a stunning and spectacular 10-part weekly epic that leaves the X-Men Disassembled…with apocalyptic consequences.

Don’t miss UNCANNY X-MEN #1, on sale now in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App, and on Marvel.com! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

DAREDEVIL’s New Creative Team Revealed! 

 Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto will step into Hell’s Kitchen this February!

New York, NY—November 15, 2018—As revealed on Earth’s Mightiest Show, DAREDEVIL will usher in an all-new creative team this February!

Writer Chip Zdarsky (Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man, Marvel’s 2-In-One) and artist Marco Checchetto (Old Man Hawkeye, Hunt For Wolverine: Dead Ends) will step into Hell’s Kitchen following Charles Soules’ memorable run, while inheriting the legacy of pulling Daredevil out of an impossible situation. But with the Death of Daredevil, how will our hero’s story continue?

You’ll have to wait until February to find out!

For more information about DAREDEVIL #1 and to watch the announcement, check out Marvel.com!

DAREDEVIL #1

Written by CHIP ZDARSKY

Art by MARCO CHECCHETTO

Covers by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO

On Sale 2/6/19

WAR OF THE REALMS IS COMING…

Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, & Matthew Wilson usher in Marvel’s epic event!

New York, NY—November 16, 2018—This April, the war that has exploded across the Ten Realms finally blasts into the last realm standing…ours.

WAR OF THE REALMS IS COMING!

Starting in April, the award-winning creative team of Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson will usher in an event of unparalleled scale! And like the mega-event Secret Wars, no corner of the Marvel Universe will be untouched!

Spanning six issues over three months War of The Realms will feature ALL of Marvel’s biggest heroes, including Iron Man, Thor, The Avengers, the Fantastic Four, Captain Marvel, Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil, Black Panther, Venom, and many more!

“I have been building towards WAR OF THE REALMS for the entire duration of my Thor run. So we’re talking six years and 80-something issues and counting,” teased Jason Aaron. “This is a war that covers the entire globe and involves the biggest heroes of the Marvel Universe, as you can see in this amazing promo piece by my MIGHTY THOR collaborators, Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson, who I’m so thrilled to be working with again on WAR OF THE REALMS.”

For more about War of the Realms, check out Earth’s Mightiest Show on Marvel.com, and stay tuned for more information to come.

ENTER THE AGE OF X-MAN! 

The Age of X-Man dawns…and the X-Men cannot stop it.

After the apocalyptic dissolution of the X-Men comes…AGE OF X-MAN!

AGE OF X-MAN: THE MARVELOUS X-MEN #1 (of 5)

Written by LONNIE NADLER & ZAC THOMPSON

Art by MARCO FAILLA

Cover by PHIL NOTO

On Sale 2/6/19

AGE OF X-MAN: NEXTGEN #1 (of 5)

Written by ED BRISSON

Art by MARCUS TO

Cover by CHRIS BACHALO

On Sale 2/13/19

AGE OF X-MAN: THE AMAZING NIGHTCRAWLER #1 (of 5)

Written by SEANAN MCGUIRE

Art by JUAN FRIGERI

Cover by SHANE DAVIS, MICHELLE DELECKI & FEDERICO BLEE

On Sale 2/20/19

AGE OF X-MAN: THE X-TREMISTS #1 (of 5)

Written by LEAH WILLIAMS

Art by GEORGES JEANTY

Cover by RAHZZAH

On Sale 2/27/19

AGE OF X-MAN: PRISONER X #1 (of 5)

Written by VITA AYALA

Art by GERMAN PERALTA

Cover by PATCH ZIRCHER

On Sale 3/6/19

AGE OF X-MAN: APOCALYPSE AND THE X-TRACTS #1 (of 5)

Written by TIM SEELEY

Art by SALVA ESPIN

Cover by GERARDO SANDOVAL

On Sale 3/13/19

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