(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Sergio Davila (CA) Iban Coello Rated T+ In Shops: May 19, 2021 SRP: $3.99
THE MIGHTY THOR VS. THE BLACK KNIGHT! • Dane Whitman wields the magical Ebony Blade as the BLACK KNIGHT! • He needs ELSA BLOODSTONE’s help if he’s going to stop an enemy’s murderous hunt for the EBONY ARTIFACTS. • But the EBONY CHALICE lies beyond this world in a wasteland of dangerous fantasies and predatory magic. • Their battle in the present will reveal dangerous secrets of the past as THE MIGHTY THOR duels the first Black Knight at Camelot! • The Chalice’s power, like the Ebony Blade’s, comes at a terrible cost…is Dane willing to pay it?!
Free Comic Book Day 2021 will be celebrated at your local comic shop on August 14th, and this year Marvel will release two comics, each containing two separate stories. These exciting tales will provide perfect entry points for new readers to the thrilling ongoing sagas of the Avengers, Spider-Man, Venom, and the Hulk and give comic fans their first glimpse at the exciting new eras for their favorite characters. These issues will shape the Marvel Universe as we know it with direct connections to the year’s biggest upcoming storylines.
Crafted by some of Marvel Universe’s chief architects including Jason Aaron and Chip Zdarsky and many more surprises and featuring art by superstars like Marvel’s Stormbreaker Iban Coello and Greg Smallwood, Free Comic Book Day 2021: Avengers/Hulk and Free Comic Book Day 2021: Spider-Man/Venom will be must-have for fans. They feature covers by Ryan Ottley and Patrick Gleason. Don’t miss your chance to pick up these extraordinary one-shots when they arrive at your local comic shop on August 14th. Check out both covers below and stay tuned for more information, including full creative teams.
(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Sergio Davila (CA) Iban Coello Rated T+ In Shops: Apr 21, 2021 SRP: $3.99
THE BLACK KNIGHT’S DARKEST TRUTH OR DANE WHITMAN’S ULTIMATE SALVATION? • Dane Whitman wields the magical Ebony Blade as the BLACK KNIGHT! • A new enemy leaves a murderous trail as they hunt down magical artifacts tied to the Black Knight’s origin and to the dark truth behind King Arthur’s court and Camelot itself. • A trail leading ELSA BLOODSTONE straight to Dane’s door! • If Dane is to stop the coming death and destruction, he must face the secrets of his own past as well as shocking new revelations about the Black Knight’s entire history. • Dane has only just begun to realize the Ebony Blade’s true potential and power… Will its unending lust for destruction finally consume Dane forever?!
After months of speculation, Marvel has unveiled the new team of X-Men! Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Sunfire, Rogue, Wolverine, Synch, and Polaris will be the lineup in X-Men, the new ongoing X-series launching on July 7. Brought to you by a team of X-Men all-stars—writer Gerry Duggan, artist Pepe Larraz, and colorist Marte Gracia—this new flagship X-Men title will showcase the incredible adventures of the first X-Men team since the mutant nation of Krakoa was formed in Jonathan Hickman’s revolutionary House of X and Powers of X.
The current era of X-Men has evolved mutant storytelling like never before. No longer protecting a world that hates and fears them, the X-Men said goodbye to their dream of coexistence and founded a thriving mutant homeland. But in the aftermath of X of Swords, original X-Men Cyclops and Marvel Girl realized that the world needed its premiere team of mutant superheroes. Things might be complicated between the nation of Krakoa and the rest of the Marvel Universe, but to the X-Men, things are simple—you do what’s right, you protect those who need protecting and you save the world we all share. This new team are the chosen champions of mutantkind, and they’re up for any battle to protect their people and their home planet.
See the new team in all their glory on the main cover by Pepe Larraz as well as a special series of variant covers by Marvel’s Stormbreaker artists! Over four connecting covers, this phenomenal jam-piece stands as an homage to Chris Claremont and Jim Lee’s X-Men#1, the all-time best-selling comic book that ushered in the franchise’s nineties blockbuster era. Each elite artist turned out a stunning depiction of the following characters:
Juann Cabal – Professor X
Carmen Carnero – Marvel Girl
Peach Momoko – Sunfire
Iban Coello – Synch
R.B. Silva – Cyclops
Natacha Bustos – Wolverine
Patrick Gleason – Rogue
Joshua Cassara – Polaris
Don’t miss the team’s official debut during June’s HELLFIRE GALA, the highly anticipated event that will tie in to all of the X-Men titles.
THIS IS IT! • After a pulse-pounding race to the finish, VENOM #34 stands as the series’ final tie-in to the KING IN BLACK epic! • But is this issue also the end of the Venom symbiote as we know it?! • From maestros DONNY CATES, IBAN COELLO and JESUS ABURTOV, this one sets the stage for VENOM #200 – and EVERYTHING that follows!
(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Sergio Davila (CA) Iban Coello Rated T+ In Shops: Mar 17, 2021 SRP: $3.99
THE GREATEST KNIGHT OF THEM ALL RIDES AGAIN! Dane Whitman is the BLACK KNIGHT and wielder of the magical EBONY BLADE, but the blade’s power comes at a terrible price. Dane forever bears the burden of its curse: an insatiable lust for blood and mayhem that constantly threatens to swallow its owner in darkness. Must that be Dane’s fate? Following the battle against the KING IN BLACK, a reinvigorated Dane has a greater sense of purpose than ever before. But his sword is the key to a new enemy’s evil plan and only the Black Knight can prevent the coming death and destruction. This conflict spanning mythical Camelot to modern-day NYC will test Dane like never before and challenge everything he believes about himself, the Ebony Blade, and the entire history of the Black Knight! Guest starring the AVENGERS!
Last week, Marvel teased heroes being reborn. Now we have better details as what we can expect in May. Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness give us a look at a Marvel Universe where the Avengers never assembled in Heroes Reborn. What new super team would step up to fill the void, what deadly threats would emerge unchecked, and what would become of your favorite characters if they never became heroes…
Welcome to a world where Tony Stark never built an Iron Man armor. Where Thor is a hard-drinking atheist who despises hammers. Where Wakanda is dismissed as a myth. And where Captain America was never found in the ice, because there was no Avengers to find him. Instead, this world has always been protected by Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Squadron Supreme of America. And now the Squadron face an attack from some of their fiercest enemies, like Dr. Juggernaut, the Black Skull, the Silver Witch, and Thanos with his Infinity Rings. Blade is the one man alive who seems to remember that the entire world has somehow been… reborn. And so begins his search for the cause behind this ominous shift in reality.
The story continues Aaron and McGuinness’ story currently being told in Avengers where the Phoenix has returned. With the Phoenix, you can expect worlds burning and a rebirth after.
Get your first look at what this exhilarating new era has to offer in an announcement trailer and keep a lookout for more information in the coming weeks. Be there for this radical transformation of the Marvel Universe when Heroes Reborn #1 hits stands in May. And check out the triptych artwork from Iban Coello and Espen Grundetjern below.
(W) Gene Luen Yang (A) Dike Ruan, Philip Tan (CA) Marcus To (VCA) Iban Coello, Skottie Young Rated T+ In Shops: Jan 27, 2021 SRP: $3.99
THE GRAND FINALE! • SISTER HAMMER launches her final attack on the Western world with her army of vampires! • Will SHANG-CHI and his family be able to stop her? • And will Shang-Chi finally accept the destiny laid out by his father?