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Marvel Legacy Week One Sells Out and Gets Second Printings

On the heels of Marvel Legacy #1 being the best-selling issue of 2017, Marvel is pleased to announce that all week one Legacy titles have sold out, and will immediately return for a second printing: Avengers #672, Iceman #6, Iron Fist #73, Jessica Jones #13, Royals #9, Spirits of Vengeance #1, Venom #155 and X-Men: Gold #13.

The 1 million BC Avengers in Marvel Legacy #1 were just the beginning – over the past few weeks, Marvel Legacy has pushed the Marvel Universe into a new and exciting direction with epic adventures, returning fan-favorites, and fresh story arcs from top creative teams.

Missed them the first time? Don’t miss your chance to get caught up on some of the most exciting titles when they return to comic shops this November!

AVENGERS 672 SECOND PRINTING (AUG178889)ROYALS #9 SECOND PRINTING (AUG179020)
Written by MARK WAIDWritten by AL EWING
Art by JESÚS SAIZArt by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
FOC – 10/16/17, On-Sale – 11/08/17FOC – 10/16/17, On-Sale – 11/08/17
ICEMAN #6 SECOND PRINTING (AUG178890)SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #1 SECOND PRINTING (AUG178893)
Written by SINA GRACEWritten by VICTOR GISCHLER
Art by ROBERT GILLArt by DAVID BALDEON
FOC – 10/16/17, On-Sale – 11/08/17FOC – 10/16/17, On-Sale – 11/08/17
IRON FIST #73 SECOND PRINTING (AUG178891)VENOM #155 SECOND PRINTING (AUG178894)
Written by ED BRISSONWritten by MIKE COSTA
Art by MIKE PERKINSArt by MARK BAGLEY
FOC – 10/16/17, On-Sale – 11/08/17FOC – 10/16/17, On-Sale – 11/08/17
JESSICA JONES #13 SECOND PRINTING (AUG178892)X-MEN: GOLD #13 SECOND PRINTING (AUG17885)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDISWritten by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Art by MICHAEL GAYDOSArt by MIKE MAYHEW
FOC – 10/16/17, On-Sale – 11/08/17FOC – 10/16/17, On-Sale – 11/08/17

Marvel’s Avengers Variants Celebrate Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in January!

This January, Earth’s greatest heroes will unite for Avengers: No Surrender, a weekly saga combining the cast and creative teams of three Avengers titles into one epic story. In celebration of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Marvel has revealed its Avengers Variant Cover Program. Showcasing different eras of Avengers rosters through the years, the covers feature art by some of the industry’s top creators, including Mike del Mundo, Esad Ribic, John Cassaday, Leinil Francis Yu, Daniel Acuna and Adi Granov, and more!

Look for Marvel’s Avengers variant covers on these select titles:

  1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #794 by TODD NAUCK
  2. ASTONISHING X-Men #7 by MARCO CHECCHETTO
  3. AVENGERS #675 by MIKE MCKONE
  4. AVENGERS #676 by ALAN DAVIS
  5. AVEGERS #677 by ESAD RIBIC
  6. AVENGERS #678 by MIKE DEL MUNDO
  7. BLACK PANTHER #169 by MARCOS MARTIN
  8. CAPTAIN AMERICA #697 by JOHN CASSADY
  9. DAREDEVIL #597 by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
  10. DOCTOR STRANGE #384 by KAMOME SHIRAHAMA
  11. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #150 by MAHMUD ASRAR
  12. INCREDIBLE HULK #712 by ADI GRANOV
  13. INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #596 by CHRIS STEVENS
  14. MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #2 by GABRIELLE DELL’OTTO
  15. MIGHTY THOR #703 by ROB LIEFELD
  16. OLD MAN HAWKEYE #1 by BARRY KITSON
  17. RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER #1 by TYLER KIRKHAM
  18. ROGUE & GAMBIT #1 by DANIEL ACUNA
  19. SHE-HULK #161 by MIKE PERKINS
  20. TALES OF SUSPENSE #101 by CARLOS PACHECO
  21. VENOM #160 by INHYUK LEE

Don’t miss your chance to collect all 21 variant covers, coming to comic shops this January!

Marvel Legacy Recap: Avengers, Spirits of Vengeance, and More

Marvel Legacy is underway and we’re going to take a quick look at each first issue released to determine a few of things.

  1. If the issue is a good starting point.
  2. If the issue makes me want to come back for a second.
  3. How well the back-up story holds up

So, lets dive in to each issue and see!


Avengers #672 – (W) Mark Waid (A) Jesus Saiz – As far as a comic, this issue was not bad. You can read the full review. But, while the issue is entertaining to watch the Avengers and Champions team up, the threat itself doesn’t feel epic enough. A lot of focus is given to the characters, while the big picture lacks. Sure, there’s some cool use of powers to deal with the threat, but the threat itself feels like something we’ve seen before and isn’t all that memorable. This is a comic I’d like to read but not one that has me excited to see what comes next.

As far as being “new reader” friendly, the issue is good in that sense. It gives just enough to know who the characters are and why we should care.

The back-up comic is a good quick overview of the Avengers’ history (and in a way frames the comic better) and the art is decent, though not amazing.

Iceman #6 – (W) Sina Grace (A) Robert Gill – The Champions come together to mourn the loss of Black Widow and just decompress. This issue really focuses on the characters and gives us a great deal of info as to who they are and why we should care. Some characters get shortchanged when it comes to that, but overall it’s really good. If you like the “slice of life” mixed with superhero action, this comic has that and then some.

This one is very “new reader” friendly and you have to know very little going into the comic. Things are explained well and everything you need to know is in the comic.

The back-up material does a good job in catching readers up and there’s a lot to pack in. The art too is really good as well.

Read a review of the issue.

Iron First #73 – (W) Ed Brisson (A) Mike Perkins  – This issue is all set up and follows a hell of a lot of tropes. While it’s a good issue, I’m not quite sure if it’s one that really sucks me in to see what’s next.

The issue is mixed when it comes to being “new reader” friendly. There’s a lot that’s left hanging out there, like the dragon (never really explained) and Sabretooth’s history with Danny isn’t explained well enough either. Neither kill the issue, but it’s a gap.

The back-up is good in putting the key history in there, but there’s a lot that’s left out that shows some priorities. The art is really lacking though.

Jessica Jones #13 – (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Michael Gaydos – A really strong issue that brings back the Purple Man. There’s a solid sense of paranoia put in there and amazing art. The issue really makes Jessica the victim though and focuses on her PTSD. That might be off-putting for some, but it does match up to the television show’s first season really well.

This issue is not only “new reader” friendly but it’s also solid in matching up to the television show.

The back-up extra material does a good job in catching people up on Jessica’s life but the art is pretty lacking.

Royals #9 – (W) Al Ewing (A) Alvaro Lopez – Not new reader friendly at all. This comic relies heavily on the last eight issues and you’ll need to have read those to really understand what’s going on. The story itself is interesting but without knowing the backstory, it’s one that doesn’t hold interest.

The back-up is pretty good in filling that gap but since it comes after the main story it doesn’t help a ton. The art is good though and matches the main comic the most of those released this week.

Spirits of Vengeance #1 – (W) Victor Gischler (A) David Baldeon – Not bad, but also not good. The comic just doesn’t get to the meat of it all quick enough. Solid moments that don’t come together enough to make a solid comic. Not enough to really get me interested in a second issue which is a shame.

For new readers, the comic should be ok. You don’t need to know a ton and what you do is explained as the story goes on.

The back-up story again does a good job of catching readers up but again the art is lacking.

Venom #155 – (W) Mike Costa (A/CA) Mark Bagley, John Dell  – One of the strongest of the comics for the week. It runs you through the history of Venom and his motivations. The story is goofy but at least has something at the end to get me interested in seeing what’s next. This is a good intro comic.

The back-up again does a good job of running you through the history and the art is ok.

X-Men Gold #13 – (W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Mike Mayhew – Too much packed into the issue hurts it a lot. There’s not enough explained and it feels like you’re thrown into the deep end.

This one is not “new reader” friendly at all and there’s just major issues when it comes to that. Plus kicking off Legacy with a crossover doesn’t feel like the best of ideas.

The back-up again gives a good amount of history but the art is horrendous at times.

Read the full review of the issue.


While the comics aren’t bad this past week, at the same time few have me excited to see what’s next. While the back-up stories condense history they usually are accompanied with bad art. This is a mixed bag and doesn’t bode well for a first week.

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day tomorrow. What has you all excited? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! It was a national holiday in the US so the news was pretty sparse. Here’s the little that stood out.

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The Comichron – Marvel Legacy #1 ships 298k copies, top comic of 2017; DC’s Dark Nights stays strong with #2 at 150k – Yeah, events don’t sell….

 

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Talking Comics – Avengers #672

 

Review: Avengers #672

Marvel Legacy comes to the Avengers in this renumbered refresh that picks up post Secret Empire in a story that has a foot in the past with a story that references some recent past storylines but not enough that it impedes the enjoyment of the story and comic.

In Avengers #672, the countdown has started as the High Evolutionary, a twisted scientist determined to create a better world at all costs, sets the Earth on a collision course with destruction! The Avengers and the Champions are ready to meet this threat – but will their first cataclysmic clash deter them from Changing the World?

Written by Mark Waid, this issue is all about the coming together of these two teams that in a way that is similar to that first team years ago. A villain brings together heroes for what is sure to be his doom. In this case it’s the High Evolutionary and a story that references the “other Earth” on the other side of the Sun. That’s not super important right now, but who knows in the future.

The issue is really about these two teams and how they gell and for the most part the interactions are pretty solid. There’s lots of friction due to age and “experience” as the senior heroes meet their junior counterparts. It’s good, though for this series to succeed in the long term it’ll need to find more material to mine than that. But, as far as a “classic” feel, this does that, but the classic it mines is more of the forgettable but enjoyable years. We’ll see if that changes.

The art by Jesus Saiz is really good and enjoyable for the main story but where it really shines. Daniel Acuña there does a fantastic job running folks through what brought the original Avengers together in a story written by Robbie Thompson. Thompson does a good job of condensing things.

Overall, the issue isn’t bad and enough to get me to see what happens next but it doesn’t quite deliver an experience that has me excited.

Story: Mark Waid, Robbie Thompson Art: Jesus Saiz, Daniel Acuña
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Avengers Disassemble in Avengers: No Surrender!

It’s the end of an Avengers Era as we know it! And in the team’s final days, a change has come to the Marvel Universe in the form of a story that’s filled with so much action and so much drama, Marvel had no choice but to make it a weekly epic!

Beginning this January, Marvel will unleash the epic Avengers: No Surrender with Avengers #675, a weekly saga that unites the casts and creative teams of three titles into an epic tale of heroic action, jaw-dropping cliffhangers, and drastic adventures! The Avengers, Uncanny Avengers, and U.S. Avengers come together in a powerhouse of an event that will be unleashed in a story as spectacular and epic as the Marvel Universe itself.

Featuring one of Marvel’s biggest collaborations to date, each issue will be co-written by superstar writers Mark Waid, Al Ewing and Jim Zub with art by Pepe Larraz for the first month, Kim Jacinto for the second month, and Paco Medina for the third month. The first issue features a wraparound lenticular cover by Mark Brooks. With shocking returns and brand new characters, No Surrender is a book where every character will get their moment…where alliances will be forged…and where the earth will be forever changed!

In the announcement SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said:

The Earth has been stolen! That’s the kickoff to the wildest Avengers epic ever put to paper, a widescreen adventure with a massive cast and an unlimited budget. Avengers past and present will be called upon to cope with a threat spanning out of the pages of Marvel Legacy #1. And like that oversized special, there’s a huge character return or two along the way that fans have been asking for—and one that they didn’t even know they wanted!

From Falcon to Black Panther to the mysterious Voyager, No Surrender will see an appearance from every current Avenger – those we know and love and those we’ve never heard of. But what happens when Lethal Legion and the Black Order battle their way across the Earth? Most importantly, how will this new incarnation of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes come together to fight one of the biggest threats the world has ever seen? This is just the beginning, but there’s so much more to come.

Don’t miss a truly inclusive celebration of the legacy that is Marvel’s Avengers, when No Surrender hits comic shops this January!

In the Aftermath of Secret Empire, How Will Our Heroes Be Changed?

In the aftermath of Secret Empire, one big question lingers in the minds of all the heroes of the Marvel Universe: what redemption can there be for Captain America?

But Captain America isn’t the only one who was changed under the Secret Empire regime. As the world rebuilds itself in the wake of Hydra, so do our heroes – what does it mean for Earth’s Mightiest? And how will it all end?

Don’t miss Secret Empire Omega #1, the epic wrap-up to the Secret Empire saga from writer Nick Spencer and artist Andrea Sorrentino. And watch the fate of your favorite heroes unfold in Secret Empire: Aftermath, in comic shops this fall!

SECRET EMPIRE OMEGA #1
Written by NICK SPENCER
Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO
Cover by MARK BROOKS
Variant Cover by MICHAEL CHO
Variant Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
Black and White Variant Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
No More Hydra Variant Cover Also Available

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: SECRET WARRIORS #6
Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Art by JUANAN RAMIREZ
Cover by TRADD MOORE & MATTHEW WILSON

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: U.S. AVENGERS #10
Written by AL EWING
Art by PACO DIAZ
Cover by PACO MEDINA

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: CHAMPIONS #12
Written by MARK WAID
Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Venomized Ultron Variant Cover By DAVID NAKAYAMA

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: DEADPOOL #36
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art by MIKE HAWTHORNE
Cover by DAVID LOPEZ
Secret Comic Variant Cover by SCOTT KOBLISH

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: AVENGERS #11
Written by MARK WAID
Art by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Venomized Loki Variant Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM

Marvel Reveals More Marvel Legacy Creative Teams and Covers

This fall, a new day will shine on the Marvel Universe with your favorite heroes, your favorite creators as Marvel launches its newest initiative Marvel Legacy!

Today, Marvel has announced the following creative teams and Legacy titles:

AVENGERS #672: WORLDS COLLIDE PART 1
Written by MARK WAID
Art by JESUS SAIZ

CHAMPIONS #13: WORLDS COLLIDE PART 2
Written by MARK WAID
Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS

SPIDER-GWEN #25: GWENOM PART 1
Written by JASON LATOUR
Art by ROBBIE RODRIGUEZ

LUKE CAGE #166: CAGED!
Written by DAVID F. WALKER
Art by NELSON BLAKE

For an in-depth look at our return to original numbering, fans can consult Marvel’s renumbering chart – a handy and easy way to jump on board with the Legacy content!

Archie Release an Early Preview of Marvel Comics Digest #2

MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #2 THE AVENGERS

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: John Cassaday, Laura Martin
On Sale Date: 8/2
224-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

Marvel Comics’ best-selling heroes are back in the ever-popular digest format! This second issue spotlights the blockbuster superhero team The Avengers! This is a can’t-miss collector’s item that will only be printed once!

  • Avengers (1963) #1-2, #235-237
  • Marvel Adventures The Avengers #9, #16
  • Marvel Universe Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (2012) #6
  • Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble #1-2

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