It’s new comic book day! What are you excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off below! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.
Newsarama – Nicolas Cage Finally Gets To Play Superman – Cool?
Juneau Empire – 15-year-old Juneau artist publishes first graphic novel – Awesome!
Newsarama – Two Arrested In Theft of Captain America’s Shield (and $1.4m In Other Marvel Memorabilia) – That’s a lot!
The Mary Sue – Winston Duke Invites 7-Year-Old M’Baku Impersonator to Join the Jabari Tribe – This is fantastic.
Monkeys Fighting Robots – Dry County #1
Comic Attack – East of West #36
Although it’s been widely rumored for months, Marvel only lately announced that the next writer of Captain America will be Ta-Nehisi Coates. This is excellent news for a couple reasons: first, because after Nick Spencer’s disastrous run where Captain America became a Nazi, the book and the character badly need not so much a “Fresh Start” as a bold new direction – and Ta-Nehisi Coates is a writer who is not afraid of taking established characters in bold new directions, as readers of his continuing run on Black Panther can attest to. Second, more than almost any hero, Captain America is a character who is about political ideas, and as a top-flight political essayist, Coates is better suited than most comics writers to do just that.
In preparation for Venom’s 30th anniversary, get ready for 20 key moments showcasing the symbiote’s epic history. These anniversary covers will feature art by some of the industry’s top creators and rising stars, including Mark Bagley, Mike Perkins, Francesco Francavilla, Ron Lim, Inhyuk Lee and more!
- All-New Wolverine #33 by Dustin Weaver
- Amazing Spider-Man #798 by Terry and Rachel Dodson
- Avengers #687 by Jamal Campbell
- Black Panther #172 by Greg Horn
- Captain America #700 by Mark Bagley
- Daredevil #601 by Ramon Perez
- Doctor Strange #388 by Chris Stevens
- Infinity Countdown #2 by Ron Lim
- Invincible Iron Man #599 by Akcho
- Marvel Two-In-One #5 by Dave Johnson
- The Mighty Thor #706 by Mark Bagley
- New Mutants #2 by Bengal
- Old Man Logan #38 by Greg Smallwood
- Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #303 by Rob Liefeld
- Thanos #18 by Mike Perkins
- Venom #164 by John Tyler Christopher
- Weapon H #2 by Mike Mayhew
- X-Men: Blue #25 by Francesco Francavilla
- X-Men: Gold #25 by Todd Nauck
- X-Men: Red #3 by Inhyuk Lee
The first wave of Venom Variant Covers will hit comic shops on March 7th. Don’t miss your chance to collect all 20 variants, coming to comic shops this February!
Captain America #699
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Chris Samnee
In Shops: Mar 07, 2018
THE STORYLINE LEADING TO THE MASSIVE ISSUE #700 CONTINUES!
• Leading a fight for freedom in the far future, Steve Rogers and his troops are outgunned and outnumbered!
• For the people of the Divided States of America, that’s always been a death sentence…
• …but with Captain America, it’s a chance to fight back!
This July, Captain America is getting a new creative team in writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artist Leinil Yu. The first issue will feature a cover by Alex Ross.
But, we’ll get a first look at what we can expect with the Avengers/Captain America Free Comic Book Day issue which releases May 5th.
Tomorrow’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.
Medium – The Marvel Movie Graph — 5 Years Later – This is some really cool work.
Talking Comics – Captain America #698
The Outhousers – Detective Comics #974
Comic Attack – Harriet Tumban: Demon Slayer #1-2
Talking Comics – Sideways #1
Talking Comics – Star Wars: Thrawn #1
Captain America #698
(W) Mark Waid (A/CA) Chris Samnee
In Shops: Feb 14, 2018
OUT OF TIME Part 1
THE STORYLINE LEADING TO THE MASSIVE ISSUE #700 KICKS OFF!
Steve Rogers awakens to find himself in a strange new future – and it’s his worst nightmare! Can he assemble a new band of Howling Commandos to help him battle for freedom?
He’s back. He’s mad as hell. And you’ve never seen a Hulk this angry before.
This February, Marvel will help appease the green goliath’s anger by introducing the Hulk Variant Cover Program. Showcasing key moments in the Hulk’s past life, these covers will feature art by some of the industry’s top creators and rising stars, including Mike McKone, Marco Checchetto, Stephanie Hans, Dale Keown, Ron Lim, and more.
Look for Marvel’s Hulk variant covers on these select titles:
- All-New Wolverine #31 by Mike Perkins
- Amazing Spider-Man #795 by Dale Keown
- Avengers #679 by Ramon Perez
- Black Panther #170 by Anna Rud
- Captain America #698 by Bilquis Evely
- Daredevil #598 by Marco Checchetto
- Defenders #10 by Stephanie Hans
- Despicable Deadpool #294 by Daniel Warren Johnson
- Doctor Strange #385 by Mike Deodato
- Incredible Hulk #713 by John Tyler Christopher
- Infinity Countdown Prime #1 by Marcos Martin
- Invincible Iron Man #597 by Chris Stevens
- Marvel Two-In-One #3 by Mike Hawthorne
- Mighty Thor #704 by Tyler Kirkham
- Old Man Hawkeye #2 by Terry Dodson
- Old Man Logan #35 by Steve McNiven
- Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #300 by David Nakayama
- Rogue & Gambit #2 by Mike McKone
- Venom #161 by Ron Lim
- X-Men: Gold #21 by Adi Granov
The first wave of HULK VARIANT COVERS will hit comic shops on February 7th. Don’t miss your chance to collect all 20 variants, coming to comic shops this February!
It’s Hikari Friday! Captain America joins Hikari XS! Shown in a sparkly blue and white. Act fast as this Hikari XS is limited to 500 pieces! Coming in February.
Hikari XS: Marvel – Captain America
Sideshow Collectibles has been dropping a multitude of teasers, hints, and sneak peeks at newly announced collectibles for 2018! The latest reveal shows a first-look at a new Captain America Premium Format™ Figure…
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