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Read the First 13 Pages of Avengers #675, No Surrender!

A change is coming to the Marvel Universe…in the form of a story that’s so massive, Marvel had no choice but to make it a weekly epic!

But a story this big couldn’t be contained until January – and today, Marvel is excited to announce that for a limited time, fans can be the first to dive into all the heroic action with a FREE digital comic preview of Avengers #675!

For only 24 hours, True Believers can read the first 13 pages of Avengers #675: the debut issue that unites the casts and creative teams of three titles (The Avengers, Uncanny Avengers, and U.S.Avengers) into an epic tale of jaw-dropping cliffhangers and drastic adventures, and features one of Marvel’s biggest collaborations to date!

Every character gets their moment in Avengers: No Surrender – and now you can be a part of Marvel’s biggest Avengers story yet! Don’t miss your chance to read the first 13 pages of Avengers #675FREE now on the Marvel Comics app and the Marvel Digital Comics Store!

No Surrender is written by Mark Waid, Al Ewing, and Jim Zub, with art by Pepe Larraz, and a cover by Mark Brooks.

Avengers: No Surrender: Second Month Covers Revealed!

Avengers: Disassemble! The epic weekly takeover continues this February when Kim Jacinto takes the reigns to draw the second month of Marvel’s biggest team adventure, and Marvel is excited to reveal the covers for issues #679 – #682 of Avengers: No Surrender by Mark Brooks.

Co-written by Mark Waid, Al Ewing, and Jim Zub with art by Pepe Larraz, Kim Jacinto and Paco Medina, Avengers: No Surrender unites the casts and creative teams of three titles into one weekly book of exciting action. It all starts with Avengers #675 this January, when the teams of The Avengers, Uncanny Avengers, and U.S.Avengers come together in a story as exciting and powerful as the Marvel Universe itself.

AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER #679
Written by MARK WAID, JIM ZUB and AL EWING
Art by KIM JACINTO
Cover by MARK BROOKS
On-Sale – 2/7/17

AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER #680
Written by MARK WAID, JIM ZUB and AL EWING
Art by KIM JACINTO
Cover by MARK BROOKS
On-Sale – 2/14/17

AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER #681
Written by MARK WAID, JIM ZUB and AL EWING
Art by KIM JACINTO
Cover by MARK BROOKS
On-Sale – 2/21/17

AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER #682
Written by MARK WAID, JIM ZUB and AL EWING
Art by KIM JACINTO
Cover by MARK BROOKS
On-Sale – 2/28/17

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

In celebration of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Marvel has announced its Avengers Variant Cover Program, with the reveal of even more of January’s spectacular Avengers variants.

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 your favorite on these select January 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, available only at your local comic shop!

Avengers: No Surrender Gets a Teaser Trailer

The end of the Avengers Era as we know it is arriving…and it all starts with AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER! Today, Marvel is proud to present a teaser trailer for a story that’s so big and so dramatic, we had no choice but to make it a weekly epic!

Co-written by Mark Waid, Al Ewing and Jim Zub with art by Pepe Larraz, Kim Jacinto and Paco Medina, Avengers: No Surrender unites the casts and creative teams of three titles into one weekly book of exciting action. It all starts with Avengers #675 this January, when the teams of The Avengers, Uncanny Avengers, and U.S. Avengers come together in a story as exciting and powerful as the Marvel Universe itself.

Find Avengers: No Surrender in stores on 1/15!

Avengers #675 Gets Launch Parties

This January, the end of an Avengers Era will come to the Marvel Universe in the form of Avengers: No Surender, a saga uniting the creative teams of The Avengers, Uncanny Avengers and U.S. Avengers for a story that is so big and so bold, it’s more than an adventure: it’s a weekly epic.

Beginning with Avengers #675, writers Mark Waid, Al Ewing and Jim Zub will band together to take on some of the mightiest heroes of the Marvel Universe, with art by Pepe Larraz, Kim Jacinto, and Paco Madina. With surprising new characters like the mysterious Voyager, shocking returns, and an appearance from almost every current Avenger, No Surrender is a story no fan of Marvel should miss!

To celebrate this blockbuster release, Marvel will partner with participating retail stores to host Avengers No Surrender Launch Parties. In addition to exclusive variant covers, participating retail stores will receive exciting promotional items.

All qualifying retailers will receive the following as the part of the AVENGERS #675 PARTY KIT:

  • Avengers #675 Acuna Party Variant (OCT170807)
  • Avengers #675 Premiere Variant (OCT170808)
  • Avengers #675 Party Invitational Postcards (Bundle of 100) (OCT170806)
  • Avengers #675 George Perez Poster (Bundle of 25) (SEP178147)* – this reprint of a stunning 1990’s Avengers poster continues the Marvel Legacy theme and features almost every Avenger in full 90’s regalia!

Retailers who qualify will also be eligible to order the following:

  • Avengers #675 Trading Card Variant by John Tyler Christopher
  • Avengers #675 Avengers Variant by Mike McKone
  • Avengers #675 Variant by Skottie Young
  • Avengers #675 Connecting Variant by Julian Totino Tedesco
  • Avengers #675 Variant by Alex Ross
  • Avengers #675 Sketch Variant by Alex Ross

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.

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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

 

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