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Marvel Reveals 8 New Series including Devil’s Reign, Timeless, Avengers Forever, and More!

To celebrate Marvel’s Birthday today, the publisher has revealed its first look at eight new tentpole titles that will shape the future of the Marvel Universe in the months to come.

All hell breaks loose in the Marvel Universe as The Kingpin finally declares all-out war on the heroes in Devil’s Reign!  Having set the stage in their Eisner-nominated Daredevil epic, Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto’s far-reaching crossover event finds Mayor Fisk outlawing all Super Heroes in New York and unleashing intel on all their dark secrets, while pitting Daredevil, Elektra, Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and many more against his Thunderbolt agents. But in the end…Who Will Reign?

Devil’s Reign

Marvel Comics’ Avengers Forever pulls together archeologist Tony Stark aka the Invincible Ant-Man and Avengers from across the multiverse to bring order to timelines where ‘hope’ is a four letter word. Jason Aaron and Aaron Kuder present an all-new series that will redefine the Avengers as…the Multiverse’s Mightiest Heroes.

Avengers Forever

The future of the Marvel Universe is here, and Timeless is where it all begins. When a threatening new timeline emerges, Kang the Conqueror must fight his way through the coming year to protect the main 616 timeline he’s worked centuries to solidify as his own. Jed MacKay, Kev Walker, Joe Bennett, Mark Bagley and more provide a first look at what’s coming to the Marvel Universe in 2022 in a story that will prove…the Future is Timeless.

Timeless

House of X and Powers of X ushered in The First Krakoan Age of the X-Men. Now, Marvel Comics’ X Lives of Wolverine and X Deaths of Wolverine will test ‘the best there is at what he does’ before any mutant can survive to The Second Krakoan Age. Benjamin Percy, Joshua Cassara and Federico Vicentini tell two interlocked tales about what happens to Wolverine when…His Pasts Meet His Future.

X Lives of WolverineX Deaths of Wolverine

Marvel Comics’ She-Hulkfrom Rainbow Rowell and Rogê Antônio, throws the book at Jennifer Walters as she tries to put her rage-filled days behind her and return to practicing law in defense of the innocent. But when a friend from her past comes knocking with a mystery she can’t resist, She-Hulk gets…Back To Bashing.

She-Hulk

Dan Slott is joined by Carlos Pacheco and Rachael Stott for Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four: Reckoning War, an epic saga over 15 years in the making. The original secret war of the Marvel Universe has been reignited and every living being in reality is in danger, for we are finally at…Our Day Of Reckoning.

Fantastic Four: Reckoning War

Lunella Lafayette and her lovable twenty-foot dinosaur are BACK in Marvel Comics’ Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.  But what shape will their partnership take in this exciting new era?  Keep your eyes peeled in the coming months for more news about the next adventure of the biggest brain in the world that will send dino-sized shockwaves throughout the Marvel Universe. In 2022, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur will bring new meaning to the term “Marvel Team-Up” in a tale that promises to… Shake Your World.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

Review: Wolverine #15

Wolverine #15

It’s been a while since I checked up on Wolverine’s solo adventures and for sure, I checked out long before Jonathan Hickman revamped the X-line in spectacular fashion. I’m glad I did because Wolverine #15 had a few nice surprises that kept me interested.

The pirate lord Sevyr Blackmore tells the tale of when he met Solem, a mutant with adamantium skin. Sevyr captured him when Solem was a kid but found he couldn’t kill him and couldn’t keep him held captive because he escaped everything. Instead, he took him under his wing and taught him the life of a pirate and in these kinds of tales, the student soon becomes the teacher and Solem turns out to be very, very good at what he’s learned. After all has been said, Wolverine and Sevyr go at it, with the winner to continue on the trail of Solem.

I got drawn into this issue of Wolverine pretty easy, despite my own shortcomings with not knowing much of who the cast was. I can confirm Sevyr’s tale works well for someone new to Wolverine. I like Ben Percy’s work, notably his work on Year Zero for AWA Studios. I think it would be hard to write villains for Wolverine. He heals and can cut anything in his path. Sevyr’s acidic blood mixed with having the foresight to install a magnetic floor to keep Logan in one spot seemed like a winning formula to me. And having Solem be a step or two ahead of Logan is a nice touch.

I was not expecting to be impressed with the art of Adam Kubert in 2021 or to have him throw out visuals that keep his work looking so fresh. I mean, I like his art and all but what I saw in the pages of Wolverine really stood out to me. I could gush all over this issue. While I’m sure Percy’s script is tight, Adam Kubert really knows how to make the story flow from panel to panel. I thought the colors by Frank Martin looked a tiny bit odd paired with Kubert’s art but I was sold after a few pages.

Could it be better? Sure. Everything can be better. I’m not much of a fan of Wolverine because he used to just pop up everywhere and mess up the place. Characters like Wolverine tend to feel a bit stale to me and I can honestly say I haven’t picked up his solo book in years. However, I was really enjoying what I read from Wolverine #15, so it’s definitely possible to put some good shine on something that for me was dull. Enough so that I want to see where this tale is going to go. Sevyr and Solem seem interesting enough as foils to Logan. This is definitely a book to read but it wouldn’t hurt to buy it since there was enough thought to make it feel like the story went somewhere and delivered on some good action.

Story: Benjamin Percy Art: Adam Kubert
Color: Frank Martin Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit Design: Tom Muller
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0

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Preview: Cable Reloaded #1

Cable Reloaded #1

(W) Al Ewing (A) Bob Quinn (CA) Stefano Caselli
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 25, 2021
SRP: $4.99

THE BIG GUN IS BACK!
It’s a new era, in a new galaxy, that’s under siege from a deadly new threat…but you can still rely on one man. Cable is locked, loaded and landing on the deadliest planet in X-history – to steal the ultimate weapon…and stop the LAST ANNIHILATION!

Cable Reloaded #1

Preview: Wolverine #15

Wolverine #15

(W) Ben Percy (A/CA) Adam Kubert
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Aug 25, 2021
SRP: $3.99

BLACKMORE’S FIGHT!
WOLVERINE comes face-to-face with Arakkii pirate crime lord SEVYR BLACKMORE! But will their fight lead Logan to the clues he needs to catch SOLEM, or put him right where the manipulative mutant wants him?

Wolverine #15

Review: Aliens: Aftermath #1

Aliens: Aftermath

Return to Hadley’s Hope in this special one-shot comic that celebrates 35 years since that deadly event. A group of journalists/revolutionaries discover the hidden moon and head there find out the truth as to what happened to the colony. All records have been wiped out by Weyland-Yutani but things have a way of evolving and becoming deadlier when they’re buried. Aliens: Aftermath adds to the classic science fiction story setting Marvel‘s Alien line of comics up for a wild ride to come.

One of the great successes of Marvel’s Star Wars line of comics is that they’ve been additive to the universe and what has come before. They’ve filled in gaps between stories adding greater depth to characters and fleshed out the world with great characters. So far, Marvel’s Alien comics have taken a similar route delivering a series that is the fine tradition of what has come before and built off of what works best. Aliens: Aftermath, written by Benjamin Percy, does much of the same building off of Aliens to take us back to the doomed colony.

We know generally what happened to Hadley’s Hope at the end of Aliens as Ripley barely escaped with her life. 35 years have passed since that film’s release as well as the events within this comic. Taking place in 2214 a group has been on a mission to screw with the corrupt Weyland-Yutani and find out what happened. Here, they discover that and set things on a path for the chaos to come. The story features generally throwaway characters but it does a good job of tying them into Aliens without it being forced. It also diversifies some of the characters within the Alien world, taking it beyond the usual grunts/military and other victims of Weyland-Yutani. It’s a nice coda to Hadley’s Hope story with some interesting twists that feel like a good piece of the puzzle.

Dave Wachter‘s art is pretty solid capturing the tension of the situation. There’s some good action and the character interactions are good. Christopher Sotomayor‘s colors add a dark but not drab look to it all. The two capture the feel of the world. Arianna Maher‘s lettering adds to the atmosphere playing off the rough communication between teams and members.

Aliens: Aftermath is a good addition to the mythos setting up what’s to come. As a one-shot, the comic feels a bit rushed and packed in and might have benefitted from a second issue to expand upon the characters, their mission, and tension. The issue has some aspects that just aren’t explained enough but are intriguing enough that I want to see what happens next. This is one to read if you’re invested in Marvel’s line of comics but doesn’t quite stand on its own.

Story: Benjamin Percy Art: Dave Wachter
Color: Christopher Sotomayor Letterer: Ariana Maher
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Aliens Aftermath #1

Aliens Aftermath #1

(W) Ben Percy (A) Dave Wachter (CA) Phil Noto
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Jul 14, 2021
SRP: $4.99

FOR ALIENS’ 35TH ANNIVERSARY, A RETURN TO HADLEY’S HOPE!
It’s been 35 years since the tragedy of the Hadley’s Hope colony, but what happened to that ill-fated venture has been shrouded in mystery. A renegade crew of investigative journalists are heading towards the moon that Weyland-Yutani has wiped from all records, and they’ll bring back the truth even if it kills them…and what remains in that bombed out site will try to do just that. Benjamin Percy and Dave Wachter imagine a terrifying possible future for LV-426 in this celebration of the 35th Anniversary of one of the most influential science fiction films of all time!

Aliens Aftermath #1

Preview: Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Spectacular #1

Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Spectacular #1

Written by: Mariko Tamaki, Tom Taylor, Stephanie Nicole Phillips, Benjamin Percy
Art by: Otto Schmidt, Javier Rodriguez, Nicola Scott, Christopher Mooneyham

CELEBRATING THE EMERALD ARCHER’S 80TH ANNIVERSARY! For the last eight decades, Green Arrow has been one of the premier (and loudest) characters in the DCU, always at the forefront of where the superhero genre is headed. This oversized anniversary issue follows in those footsteps, as an all-star lineup of Green Arrow creators, alongside some of the gifted creators of the modern era who have been inpsired by Oliver Queen, unite to pay tribute to the Battling Bowman. See what the past, present and future have in store for Oliver Queen, Black Canary, Connor Hawke, Arsenal, Red Arrow, Speedy, and more in this epic special!

Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 100-Page Spectacular #1

The Original Podcast, Marvel’s Wastelanders: Old Man Star-Lord Debuts on June 1 on SiriusXM

Marvel and SiriusXM will launch their first original scripted podcast series, Marvel’s Wastelanders: Old Man Star-Lord on June 1. The first two episodes will be available starting Tuesday, June 1 on the SiriusXM app, Pandora, Stitcher, and all major podcast platforms. The 10-episode series will be released weekly, kicking off season one of Marvel and SiriusXM’s multi-part Marvel’s Wastelanders podcast series, which will feature other Marvel heroes including Old Man Wolverine, Old Man Hawkeye, and Grey Widow.

Marvel’s Wastelanders: Old Man Star-Lord stars Timothy Busfield as Star-LordChris Elliott as Rocket, and Nadine Malouf as Cora. The series will also feature Patrick Page as Kraven the Hunter, with Vanessa Williams as Emma Frost and Danny Glover as Red.

In a shadowy alternate future of the Marvel Universe, the Villains have finally won and Heroes are nothing but a bad memory. Marvel’s Wastelanders: Old Man Star-Lord finds Peter Quill and Rocket a little paunchier, a little slower, and a lot saltier than they were during the glory days of the Guardians of the Galaxy. They quickly discover the Earth isn’t what it used to be either, when they crash land 30 years after Doctor Doom takes over a barren, desolate wasteland and all the world’s super villains seized control, including outlaw Ghost Riders and the bloodthirsty Kraven the Hunter. Check out the series trailer here.

The series is produced in association with Wave Runner Studios and written by Benjamin Percy, directed by Kimberly Senior, and sound designed with original scoring by Mark Henry Phillips. The series is produced by Jenny Radelet Mast from Wave Runner Studiosand executive produced by Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada, Daniel Fink, Sarah Amos, Stephen Wacker, Ellie Pyle, and Jill DuBoff from Marvel.

Also cast in the series are actors Eric T. Miller, Elizabeth Francis, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Marylouise Burke, Blake Stadnik, Dylan Baker, and Aasif Mandvi.

Marvel’s Hellfire Gala Attracts Celebrities and Athletes Along with Krakoa’s Best

This June, one unforgettable night will determine the future of the Marvel Universe. The world of mutants will never be the same – and the world we live in is not going to miss it! For Krakoa’s biggest night, real-world celebrities from sports, entertainment, media and beyond will make their biggest Marvel Comics appearances and debuts alongside the X-Men, Avengers, and more in the pages of Marvel’s inaugural mutant event of the year: THE HELLFIRE GALA.

Told across 12 different tie-in titles, the Hellfire Gala will unfold through different perspectives and viewpoints surrounding a single night on Krakoa, the new mutant nation established in Jonathan Hickman’s groundbreaking House of X and Powers of X. As Krakoa opens its gates to the world, the Gala will go down in history for its shocking twists, incredible Mutant Fashion looks, and surprise appearances from heroes and celebrities alike.

Guests at the Gala will include talk show hosts, sports superstars, world-renowned musicians, writers, actors, and other icons, including Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Peabody Award winners, FIFA World Cup Champions, Olympic gold medalists, and more. Figures like Eminem, Conan O’Brien, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Ira Glass, and Pete Alonso, are on the guest list – and the list keeps growing. Who will be toasting to Krakoa’s success? Who will be mingling with the Avengers? And who is speaking with the new leader of the X-Men?

Eagle-eyed fans will be able to spot all of our guests within various X-Men titles at the Hellfire Gala. The Hellfire Gala’s chapters will include:

  • Hellions #12 – on sale 6/2, written by Zeb Wells; art by Stephen Segovia
  • Marauders #21 – on sale 6/2, written by Gerry Duggan & Chris Claremont; art by Matteo Lolli and John Bolton
  • X-Force #20 – on sale 6/2, written by Benjamin Percy; art by Marvel Stormbreaker Joshua Cassara
  • X-Men #21 – on sale 6/9, written by Jonathan Hickman; art by Russell Dauterman, Nick Dragotta, Sara Pichelli, and Lucas Werneck
  • Excalibur #21 – on sale 6/9, written by Tini Howard; art by Marcus To
  • New Mutants #19 – on sale 6/16, written by Vita Ayala; art by Alex Lins
  • Planet-Size X-Men #1 – on sale 6/16, written by Gerry Duggan; art by Pepe Larraz
  • X-Corp #2 – on sale 6/16, written by Tini Howard; art by Alberto Foche
  • S.W.O.R.D. #6 – on sale 6/23, written by Al Ewing; art by Valerio Schiti
  • Wolverine #13 – on sale 6/23, written by Benjamin Percy; art by Scot Eaton
  • Way of X #3 – on sale 6/23, written by Si Spurrier; art by Bob Quinn
  • X-Factor #10 – on sale 6/30, written by Leah Williams; art by David Baldeón

As the Reign of X continues, mutantkind’s hottest event is not one to miss. Be the first to find all of your favorite characters, celebrity cameos, and more during THE HELLFIRE GALA this June!

Hellfire Gala tease

Marvel Celebrates 35 years of Aliens with Aliens: Aftermath #1 by Benjamin Percy and Dave Wachter

This July, Marvel will honor the 35th Anniversary of Aliens with a special one-shot by writer Benjamin Percy and artist Dave Wachter. Celebrating one of the most influential science-fiction films of all time, Aliens: Aftermath #1 will be a double-sized issue featuring an all-new story set in the same terrifying universe of Aliens. The action will take place at Hadley’s Hope and present a terrifying possible future for LV-426, the location of the groundbreaking 1986 film.

It’s been 35 years since the tragedy of the Hadley’s Hope colony, but what happened during that ill-fated venture has been shrouded in mystery. A renegade crew of investigative journalists are heading towards the moon that Weyland-Yutani has wiped from all records, and they’ll bring back the truth even if it kills them…and what remains in that bombed-out site will try to do just that.

Check out Phil Noto’s cover below and pick up Aliens: Aftermath #1 when it hits stands on July 14th!

Aliens: Aftermath #1
Almost American
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