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MARVEL COMICS – NEWS WEEK (December 10th, 2018)

The news from Marvel this week started out with four different vague teasers, all of which make it seem like they are going to do a major retcon of some of their classic stories, also announced was a new series from Gail Simone and David Baldeon, a new Spider-Man series from Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley, a new team-up book featuring some fan favorite characters, and more. From the teasers it appears Marvel is going to redo the origin for The Fantastic Four, have someone else save Jean Grey from the Dark Phoenix, have someone besides the Avengers find Captain America in ice, and someone else bring back Spider-Man after he hung up his outfit in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50. These are four very classic stories from legendary creators so it will be very interesting how Marvel decided to redo them. Also on Tuesday, Marvel announced a new series from the team that previously worked on DOMINO. Gail Simone and artist David Baldeon will launch a five part mini-series titled DOMINO: HOTSHOTS #1 in 2019. The series will feature Domino along with other bad-ass women as they take on some missions. No date for release was given in the press release, but the first issue will feature cover art from R.B. Silva. All the teasers about the Marvel’s history being rewritten on Tuesday was followed by the announcement on Wednesday as to who was behind it. It seems Cosmic Ghost Rider is stuck in the past, so what does he do? Rewrite history in a 6-part series written by comedian Paul Scheer and Nick Giovannetti with art from Gerardo Sandoval. The first issue of COSMIC GHOST RIDER DESTROYS MARVEL HISTORY will be released on March 6th with cover from Gerardo Zaffino. What if Spider-Man had aged at the same rate as our world?” That’s the question that the new Spider-Man series from the team of writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Mark Bagley looks to answer. The series kicks off in the 1966 and the Vietnam War taking place with Peter having to decide where is loyalties lie. The first part of the six part mini-series titled SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY will be released in March with a regular cover version from Zdarsky and a variant cover from Marcos Martin.
On Thursday a new title that will see Kamala Khan and Doreen Green (a.k.a. Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl) along with Daisy Johnson (Quake), Miles Morales (Spider-Man), Dante Pertuz (Inferno), America Chavez, and more. The five-part mini-series titled MARVEL RISING will kick off in March from McDuffie Award winner Nilah Magruder on writing duties, Roberto Di Salvo handling the artwork, with cover art from Audry Mok. As part of their year long celebration for their 80th Anniversary, Marvel is kicking off the year with 9 different variant covers from Phil Noto that will all connect together to make one large piece of art. Look for the variant covers in January at your local comic book shop. The Marvel Rising news above wasn’t the only news pertaining to Ms. Marvel this week, on Friday a new series starring her was announced. Coming in March from writer Saladin Ahmed, and artist Minkyu Jung will be THE MAGNIFICENT MS. MARVEL.  The first issue will be released on March 13th, 2019 with three different cover versions; a main cover from Eduard Petrovich, and two different variant covers, one from Elsa Charretier and the other from Babs Tarr. The last piece of news for the week was sent out without any details aside from the picture below and “Amazing Spider-Man coming March 2019” Does this mean Kraven is going on the hunt again? Should the Marvel Comic Universe be worried? Check back next week and hopefully we will have more news on this….

All the press releases from this week are below. All artwork courtesy of Marvel.


Introducing The hotshots From Domino creative team Gail Simone and David Baldeon!
New York, NY—December 11, 2018—Domino. Black Widow. White Fox. Atlas Bear. Outlaw. Diamondback. This March, Marvel invites you to meet a dangerous crew of international women – the newest group of hot shots to enter the Marvel Universe! Celebrated DOMINO creative team Gail Simone (Birds of Prey) and David Baldeon (Spirits of Vengeance) are bringing you an all-new story filled with feisty femme fatales, intense action, mercenary adventures, and espionage. “So, it’s like this,” teased series writer Gail Simone. “Marvel came and said they love the team aspect of DOMINO and want to expand it even further. They said, you get to keep writing your favorite Marvel ladies, with your favorite Marvel artist, but on top of that, you get to ADD MORE AMAZING CHARACTERS YOU LOVE. It took about two seconds for me to say, ‘I’m IN, I AM SO IN.’” “Is it just me or is it getting hot in here? Marvel’s greatest femmes fatale assembled for a very specific mission (if they don’t kill each other first, natch!),” added series editor Chris Robinson. “After launching DOMINO to huge acclaim earlier this year, I’m absolutely thrilled to have Gail and David bringing the HOTSHOTS into the Marvel Universe (and our hearts!)” “Domino feels she has to grow up a little, and some of the new agents have virtually NO sense of humor. And they find an object that is something very close to the heart of the entire Marvel Universe,” said Simone. “The only problem is EVERYBODY wants it. We’re having a blast. It’s Domino, but with a bunch of the coolest characters in comics, kicking international covert butt and taking names. Best of all, it’s drawn by the incredible David Baldeon. This is the stuff I most love writing, and David is THE guy to draw it all and make it brilliant. I couldn’t be happier. Where do we go from here? THE HOTSHOTS AIN’T TELLING.” Who are the hotshots? Find out this March, when DOMINO: HOTSHOTS #1 hits local comic stores! DOMINO: HOTSHOTS #1 (of 5) Written by GAIL SIMONE Art by DAVID BALDEON Cover by R.B. SILVA

The Marvel Universe is Destroyed…By Cosmic Ghost Rider! 

New York, NY—December 12, 2018—Cosmic Ghost Rider blazed into comic books in THANOS #13, quickly becoming one of the hottest characters of 2017 – and now, the fan-favorite scene-stealer from co-creator Donny Cates is about to destroy some Marvel history! This spring, comedian and The League star Paul Scheer re-teams with Far Cry writer Nick Giovannetti (Deadpool Bi-Annual, Guardians Team-Up) for COSMIC GHOST RIDER DESTROYS MARVEL HISTORY #1: an all-new limited series, where the Cosmic Ghost Rider is stuck in the past. So what’s the Cosmic Guardian of Justice going to do? Rewrite the origins of the Marvel Universe, of course! Who really gave the Fantastic Four their powers? Who brought The Amazing Spider-Man back after Spider-Man No More? Who found Captain America on ice before the Avengers did? Who saved Jean Grey from the Dark Phoenix Saga? Find out the answers starting this March, when COSMIC GHOST RIDER DESTROYS MARVEL HISTORY #1 hits comic shops! COSMIC GHOST RIDER DESTROYS MARVEL HISTORY #1 (of 6) Written by PAUL SCHEER and NICK GIOVANNETTI Art by GERARDO SANDOVAL Cover by GERARDO ZAFFINO On Sale 3/6/19

Swing Through Time With SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY!

An all-new adventure from Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley!
New York, NY—December 12, 2018—In 1962, the world watched as teenager Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider…allowing him to become the Amazing Spider-Man! It’s been fifty-seven years since the AMAZING FANTASY #15, the story that brought everyone’s favorite wall-crawler into the Marvel Universe and jumpstarted some of the most adventurous super hero stories ever — but what if Spider-Man had aged at the same rate as our world? Join acclaimed writer Chip Zdarsky (Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man, Marvel 2-In-One) and superstar Spider-Man artist Mark Bagley (Amazing Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man) for SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY – a tale encompassing the entire history of Spider-Man from beginning to end, set against the key events of each decade! As the series kicks off in March, the year is 1966, and Peter Parker must determine where his power and responsibility truly lies as the nation becomes embroiled in the Vietnam War. “I guess I’m just not done with Spidey! This is an idea I’ve had since I first started working for Marvel, something that explores the characters and the Marvel universe on a deeper level, where time changes both the characters and the world,” said series writer Chip Zdarsky. “Being able to span decades with one of the most iconic Spider-Man artists ever, Mark Bagley, is surreal. He’s creating fresh takes on classic characters and moments in really dynamic ways.” Grab some webbing and swing through history with Peter Parker in this special, high-end limited series, debuting as part of the celebration of Marvel’s 80th anniversary! It all begins this March in your local comic shops. SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY #1 (of 6) Written by CHIP ZDARSKY Art by MARK BAGLEY Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY Variant cover by MARCOS MARTIN

Get Ready for a Titanic Team-Up in MARVEL RISING #1! 

A brand new story is arriving this March!

New York, NY—December 13, 2018—This March, a titanic team-up arrives in the form of an all-new adventure with the unbeatable duo of Kamala Khan and Doreen Green! But even heroes need a little help sometimes! Join Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl along with Spider-Man Miles Morales, Dante Pertuz (a.k.a. Inferno), America Chavez, and Daisy Johnson (a.k.a. Quake) for an all-new action packed adventure this March in MARVEL RISING #1!

Written by Dwayne McDuffie Award winning writer Nilah Magruder, best known for her web comic M.F.K.and Marvel’s A Year of Marvels, and featuring art by Roberto Di Salvo (Marvel Zombies, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man) with covers by rising star Audrey Mok (Josie and the Pussycats, Archie), the brand new story follows Kamala and Doreen as they attempt to stop sorceress Morgan le Fay from turning New Jersey…into New Camelot! Don’t miss the return of the team-up that Comicbook.com has called “a charming adventure full of humor, inspired battles, and delightful visuals” – a team-up that has captured the hearts of comic readers around the world, and one that is now returning for an all-new Marvel Universe adventure!

Join in on the action when MARVEL RISING #1 in comic shops this March, and don’t forget to watch Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, now on Marvel HQ!




Cover by AUDRY MOK

Celebrate Marvel’s 80th Anniversary with Covers by Phil Noto!

New York, NY—December 13, 2018— In celebration of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary, Marvel is excited to kick off 2019 with a series of special variant covers, designed by acclaimed superstar artist Phil Noto! Highlighting some of Marvel’s most beloved super heroes, each cover represents a different decade in Marvel’s storied and momentous history – and Marvel is proud to present all 9 covers coming together to create one visually stunning image!

Look for Marvel’s 80th Anniversary variants by Phil Noto on these select titles, starting in January!

  1. Amazing Spider-Man #13
  2. Avengers #12
  3. Captain America #7
  4. Champions #1
  5. Fantastic Four #6
  6. Immortal Hulk #11
  7. Thor #9
  8. Tony Stark: Iron Man #8
  9. Venom #10

A New Era of MS. MARVEL Starts Now!

All-new ongoing series from Eisner Award-winning writer Saladin Ahmed!

New York, NY—December 14, 2018—Marvel is excited to announce that this spring, Eisner Award–winner Saladin Ahmed (Black Bolt, Exiles) and rising star Minkyu Jung (Batgirl, Nightwing) will take the reins of one of Marvel’s most beloved new characters in THE MAGNIFICENT MS. MARVEL #1!

“I think she’s really the face of everything that’s new and fresh and exciting and ‘21st century’ at Marvel, and with superheroes in general. To be given stewardship of that is a big deal to me,” Ahmed told Entertainment Weekly in an exclusive announcement. “It’s always thrilling being given responsibility over a beloved character. It’s particularly meaningful for me to be taking over from Willow.”

“It just seems so incredible that this character, who was just going to be a fun project for both of us loosely influenced by Sana’s own experiences growing up, had become a cultural phenomenon that was going to outlive us both,” current Ms. Marvel writer G. Willow Wilson also told EW. “Given that was true, I really wanted to be cognizant of the fact that superheroes thrive with a multiplicity of voices telling their stories. I wanted to leave on a high note.”

For more information about THE MAGNIFICENT MS. MARVEL #1, stay tuned to Marvel.com!





Variant cover by ELSA CHARRETIER

Variant cover by BABS TARR

On Sale 3/13/19

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