(W) Al Ewing (A) Juan Frigeri (CA) Brett Booth Rated T In Shops: Apr 14, 2021 SRP: $4.99
A NEW AGE OF SPACE STARTS HERE! They were soldiers, misfits, mercenaries, thieves and a family. They were heroes… but times have changed. The galaxy no longer needs heroes.
It needs super heroes! Now, when the call goes forth – whether it’s from a stranded team of planetary explorers or Emperor Hulkling and his Kree/Skrull Alliance – the Guardians of the Galaxy answer!
The New Age of Space brings a new artist! New headquarters! New costumes! New teammates! And an all-new enemy you’ll have to see to believe! Get on board, true believer – it’s going to be the ride of your life!
Beginning in June, Todd McFarlane officially releases the beginning of his new “world-building” universe. Nearly 30 years in the making, the highly anticipated Spawn’s Universe #1is set to visually expand with a reveal of some of the stunning artwork by superstar artists Brett Booth, Jim Cheung, McFarlane and colorist FCO. McFarlane takes on the writing duties for this inaugural book that will be the launchpad to build a bigger multi-character, interconnected comic book universe based around his top-selling monthly Spawn comic.
Spawn’s Universe #1 will be available with several variant covers. Most prominently, featuring the extraordinary artwork of J. Scott Campbell, who will be doing a set of four covers, each depicting one of the major characters who will be making the biggest impact in all the 2021 comic titles McFarlane is unleashing. Additional variant covers will be created by McFarlane and a group cover by artist Brett Booth – with inks by McFarlane. More covers and incentives will be announced later. However, these initial six covers will set the stage for over a dozen high profile artists to add their depiction of Spawn and other fan-favorite heroes that will set the stage for three new monthly spin-off Spawn titles: King Spawn, Gunslinger Spawn, and The Scorched, all releasing nationwide in 2021.
Contained inside Spawn’s Universe #1 will be four different stories – Spawn, She-Spawn, Medieval Spawn, and Gunslinger Spawn – highlighting different Spawn characters from the past and present. As well as the introduction of new villains. The acclaimed artists working on each of the chapters will be:
Jim Cheung – Spawn Brett Booth – Gunslinger Spawn Stephen Segovia – Medieval Spawnc Marcio Takara – She-Spawn
SPAWN’S UNIVERSE #1, a 52-page, one-shot issue, will launch in June with a retail price of only $5.99.
The world of Spawn is expanding (again) and one of those comics is Spawn’s Universe!
Todd McFarlane has announced the first issue will feature four different stories featuring Spawn, She-Spawn, Medieval Spawn, and Gunslinger Spawn. The issue highlights different Spawn character from the past and present and will introduce new villains as well.
Artists working on the issue include:
Jim Cheung – chapter with Spawn
Brett Booth – chapter with Gunslinger Spawn
Stephen Jorge Segovia– chapter with Medieval Spawn
Marcio Takara – chapter with She-Spawn
Spawn’s Universe #1 is a 52-page one-shot out in June for $5.99.
(W) Fabian Nicieza (A/CA) Brett Booth Rated T+ In Shops: Mar 31, 2021 SRP: $3.99
THE SECRET OF ADAM-X – REVEALED AT LAST! It’s the SUMMERS BROTHERS and STARJAMMERS vs. ERIK THE RED and the SHI’AR with the fate of the galaxy at stake, as the full truth behind ADAM-X’s lineage is revealed in a story nearly 30 years in the making!
MARVEL’S NEW SPACE AGE IS HERE! Prepare for the ride of your life as writer Al Ewing and artist Juan Frigeri kick off a new era of Guardians of the Galaxy in Guardians of the Galaxy #13. The milestone 175th legacy issue will introduce a new status quo for the band of cosmic heroes which finds the Guardians deputized by the Galactic Council.
Facing down their greatest threats and embarking on their boldest missions, the Guardians need to expand their roster like never before. The new team will have Guardians mainstays like Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket, and Groot as well as surprising recruits such as Wiccan, Hulkling, the original Quasar, and DOCTOR DOOM! See the full team lineup for yourself and the first glimpse at their action-packed new adventures in the Guardians of the Galaxy #13 trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork!
For Earth, there are the Avengers. For everywhere else, there’s the Guardians of the Galaxy. Blast off with the Galaxy’s Mightiest Heroes when Guardians of the Galaxy #13 hits stands on April with colors by Federico Blee and a cover by Brett Booth.
Image Comics‘ President Todd McFarlane has announced his attempt at creating his own multi-character, interconnected comic book universe. His stated goal is to establish a shared fictional universe over time in the vein of what the other comic industry giants, Marvel, and DC Comics, have accomplished with their comic book universes.
The announcement was given by McFarlane during a first look presentation at the Direct Market Retailers at the Annual ComicsPRO Conference.
The character Spawn, created by McFarlane, will be at the forefront of the initial launch of new titles, but the long-term goal is that Spawn will become but one of many characters that will succeed not only in the comics industry but in many mediums across the globe.
McFarlane will capitalize on the twenty-eight-year success story of Spawn, which has seen sales increase between 150 to 600% from pre-pandemic orders. The Spawn title currently is a top 5 monthly selling title on the Diamond Distributors Top 100 Chart. Recently, a new release of a Spawn figure on Kickstarter set a new Kickstarter record, in its category, for raising just under $3.5 million in 30 days. That figure was also recently awarded the prestigious People’s Choice 2021 Toy of The Year (TOTY) by The Toy Association, Inc.
As part of his announcement, McFarlane announced four new titles coming out in 2021, with three of them continuing as regular monthly titles, meaning that there will be an opportunity for fans of the Spawn character and his new expanding world to get their stories from it on a weekly basis instead of just twelve times a year.
In June, in what McFarlane is calling “2021 the year of Spawn,” comic retailers will be able to order Spawn’s Universe #1. This will be a book that will set the stage with a story that will then spill out into the other new monthly titles. The first title will release in August with a book called King Spawn #1. The character Spawn will now join the rare company of stalwart characters, like Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man, that will have multiple monthly books for the same title character. It will also mark the first time in twenty-eight years that anyone can buy a monthly issue #1 Spawn book. It gives McFarlane hope of reaching a new generation of readers that missed out on the initial launch of the Spawn back in 1992.
In October comes the second new monthly called Gunslinger Spawn. This title character has been a huge hit among the fanbase over the past year, and each of his appearances has garnered enthusiasm at the stores and online.
Finally, there will be a new #1 team book, which will band five characters together to fight against forces too big for any of them to take on alone. That book is titled The Scorched. Spawn, Redeemer, Gunslinger, Medieval Spawn, and She-Spawn begins the group’s adventures. However, McFarlane promises a rotating cast of heroes over the coming months to keep the roster of heroes fresh. He also said that he would be bringing in new major villains into the fold, too.
To lend a creative hand on some of this expanding list of titles, McFarlane has recruited an all-star list of comic book creators such as Art Adams, Jason Shawn Alexander, Carlo Barberi, Brett Booth, J. Scott Campbell, Greg Capullo, Donny Cates, Jim Cheung, Mike del Mundo, Javier Fernandez, David Finch, Jonathan Glapion, Kevin Keane, Aleš Kot, Puppeteer Lee, Sean Lewis, Sean Gordon Murphy, Ben Oliver, Stephen Segovia, Paulo Siqueira, Marc Silvestri, Marcio Takara, and Frank Quitely, as well as others he will be announcing in the coming months.
(W) Fabian Nicieza (A/CA) Brett Booth Rated T+ In Shops: Feb 17, 2021 SRP: $4.99
ALL-NEW TALES STARRING YOUR FAVORITE X-MEN, SPANNING CLASSIC ERAS! Break out the yellows and blues, fire up the Danger Room and snap on your pouches as legendary X-writers return to classic eras of the mutant super heroes in ALL-NEW, in-continuity stories set during their fan-favorite runs! Fabian Nicieza kicks off the series with a special saga of CYCLOPS and HAVOK, as the SHI’AR return to Earth in search of the FORSAKEN ONE! But what secret will the Summers brothers uncover, and how will its revelation change what you thought you knew about the X-Men?
Get ready for a story decades in the making! And come back each month as we dive deeper to expand the X-MEN mythos! Welcome back, legends: Hope you survive the experience.
The Marvel Universe is in for a whole galaxy of trouble and help will come from some surprising new space heroes! Ushering in a brand new age of cosmic storytelling, Al Ewing will introduce a brand-new lineup of Guardians of the Galaxy in April’s double-sized 175th issue, Guardians of the Galaxy #13. The team will consist of core members like Star-Lord, Rocket, and Gamora as well as some shocking new additions… DOCTOR DOOM and QUASAR!
The galaxy no longer needs heroes. It needs superheroes! Now deputized by the Galactic Council, the Guardians need new members to tackle their deadliest threats yet. One of Marvel’s premiere cosmic crusaders, Wendell Vaughn the original Quasar, makes his long-awaited return to answer the call. But what could possibly cause the maniacal Doctor Doom to join their ranks? With spectacular art by Juan Frigeri, mastermind Al Ewing is ready to boldly take the Guardians where no Guardian has gone before! Get on board, True Believer – it’s going to be the ride of your life!
For Earth, there are the Avengers. For everywhere else, there’s… THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Check out the connecting covers for Guardians of the Galaxy #13-15 below and don’t miss the start of the team’s game-changing new era this April!
For Earth, there are the Avengers. For everywhere else, there’s… THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. As Marvel’s new age of space begins, writer Al Ewing will be expanding the roster of the Guardians of the Galaxy like never before in the pages of his critically acclaimed run. Check out the connecting covers for Guardians of the Galaxy #13, #14, and #15 as Quasar (Avril Kincaid), Hercules, and Mantis join the ranks of one the greatest super hero teams the cosmos has ever seen. And you won’t believe who’s joining next… Stay tuned for the reveal of the final two members!
Guardians Galaxy is written by Al Ewing with art by Juan Frigeri and covers by Brett Booth.
Marvel’s New Age of Space is here and to gear up for the cosmic threats that lie ahead, the Guardians of the Galaxy are expanding their lineup like never before. Last month, fans saw that Wiccan and Emperor Hulkling would be joining the ranks of Star-Lord, Gamora, Groot, and Nova in April’s Guardians of the Galaxy #13. Now, check out the covers for Guardians of the Galaxy #14 and #15 for your first look at the complete roster including Rocket Raccoon, Moondragon, Marvel Boy, Drax, and Phyla-Vell.
Guardians Galaxy is written by Al Ewing with art by Juan Frigeri and covers by Brett Booth.