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Marvel Gets Classic Horror Variants in October

From Werewolf by Night to Tomb of Dracula, Marvel has a proud history of horror-themed comics, and this October, these classic terrifying tales will be honored in a series of Horror Variant covers! See your favorite Marvel characters like you’ve never seen them before as Spider-Man, the Avengers, and Captain America live out nightmarish visions just in time for Halloween. You can see these chilling creations by artists Aaron Kuder, Javier Rodríguez, and Mirka Andolfo in their complete trade dress, paying homage to classic horror serials of the past!

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50 SPIDER-MAN VAMPIRE HUNTER HORROR VARIANT COVER by AARON KUDER with colors by JORDIE BELLAIRE (AUG200639)
  • AVENGERS #37 WHERE AVENGERS DWELL HORROR VARIANT COVER by JAVIER RODRÍGUEZ (AUG200696)
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA #24 CAP WOLF HORROR VARIANT COVER by MIRKA ANDOLFO (AUG200699)
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #22 CAPTAIN MARVEL UNLEASHED HORROR VARIANT COVER by TAURIN CLARKE (AUG200703)
  • IMMORTAL HULK #38 DEL MUNDO LIVING HULK HORROR VARIANT COVER by MIKE DEL MUNDO (AUG200692)
  • IRON MAN #2 IRON MAN-THING HORROR VARIANT COVER by MATTIA DE IULIS (AUG200670)
  • SPIDER-WOMAN #5 SPIDER-WOMAN BY NIGHT HORROR VARIANT COVER by PATRICK GLEASON (AUG200657)
  • X-MEN #13 LEGION OF X-MONSTERS HORROR VARIANT COVER by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (AUG200629)

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Iron Man #1

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d you all get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Kotaku – Miles Morales Spider-Man Game, Horizon, And Sackboy Also Coming To PS4 – Cool! We can save some money and still enjoy Miles’ adventure!

The Beat – Stumptown canceled due to COVID-19 delays – Booo!

Reviews

Talking Comics – Iron Man #1
Screenrant – Pantomine #1
Laughing Place – Star Wars #6
Screenrant – Terminal Punks #1

Review: Iron Man #1

Iron Man #1

Tony Stark has been through a lot lately. He died, came back sort of, died again, and is back? Whatever, it’s information that’s not needed to enjoy the brand new Iron Man #1. The newest volume is a flag planted in the ground giving us a clear idea of this latest iteration of the character and what his focus is on.

Written by Christopher Cantwell, Iron Man #1 is the mid-life crisis of a superhero. It’s a fantastic debut that’s new-reader friendly but also should be engaging and interesting for new readers. The issue has Tony Stark going back to basics. He’s divested himself from Stark Unlimited and wants to focus on simpler things. As he states it “machines should be building machines now,” and he wants to remember what it’s like to be “human.”

Tony is trying to find his role and what he should do next. He’s street racing, moved across the country, and attempting to connect with people. I say attempting.

Cantwell does an amazing job at the mid-life crisis of the white male. There’s so many interesting things and small details in this comic. As someone who might be about Tony’s age and in a similar headspace (without the money) I can’t help but connect and relate to where he’s at. There’s a complication in life that has compounded and there’s a want to focus on those things that bring enjoyment and create fulfillment (woe it is to be a while middle-aged man).

Cantwell delivers that very human aspect to the character in a story and direction that’s familiar. Tony has lost his fortune before and gotten “back to basics” multiple times. But, it’s that focus on the individual that makes the issue interesting. This is a very human Tony Stark. Cantwell has been a master of this type of storytelling giving a similar focus on Doctor Doom, one of the best new series to debut recently.

The art by Cafu is fantastic. With color by Frank D’Armata and lettering by Joe Caramagna, the art has a painted style that’s reminiscent of Adi Granov’s work in the modern classic Iron Man: Extremis storyline. Much like Cantwell’s story, there’s a focus on the small details like a look of the eyes and body language. These tell as much as the dialogue being spoken. There’s also an interesting use of social media visually giving us quick hits of information that again layers on the rich worldbuilding of the story. The team does a fantastic job of mixing action and quieter moments. The comic has some great action moments. It also has some very human moments as well.

Iron Man #1 is a Tony Stark that I can connect to. It’s not for everyone but it delivers a man who was on top of the world and is trying to find purpose. It’s a comic that realizes that there’s a man within the suit and Tony Stark has to be more than just his company and fancy toys. There’s a person that looks to be facing a mid-life crisis. It’s something that’s relatable for many. It also reminds us that many of those that are super are also very much like us underneath.

Story: Christopher Cantwell Art: Cafu
Color: Frank D’Armata Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: Art: Overall: Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Seven Secrets #2

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Batman #99 (DC Comics) – Easily the best issue of “Joker War” so far. This is the point where it finally comes together and gets us hyped for Batman #100.

Detective Comics #1027 (DC Comics) – DC celebrates 1000 issues since Batman’s debut. It’s packed full of creators and as always these are a fun read.

Giant-Size X-Men: Storm #1 (Marvel) – Storm is supposed to get the spotlight soon and it begins with this issue. It’ll be a key one from our reading of things.

Guantanamo Voices: True Accounts from the World’s Most Infamous Prison (Abrams Comicarts) – Journalist Sarah Mirk tell the stories of ten people whose lives were shaped by the prison including prisoners, lawyers, social workers, and service members.

Heavy #1 (Vault Comics) – The series is going to be a hit. We already have two positive reviews and more on the way. Read our reviews here and here.

Iron Man #1 (Marvel) – A new volume and a back to basics. We’re excited to see what Christopher Cantwell brings as a writer because his Doom has been amazing.

Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio (Abrams Comicarts) – If you don’t know the history, this is a good place the start.

The Mueller Report (IDW Publishing) – We’ve been excited for this since it was announced. Shannon Wheeler and Steve Duin take on the infamous report giving their own entertaining spin.

Seven Secrets #2 (BOOM! Studios) – The first issue was a lot of fun about a secret order protecting something that could potentially change/destroy the world. We’re excited to see where this series goes from the debut and if it can keep up the energy.

Slaughterhouse-Five (BOOM! Studios) – The classic book is adapted into comics for the first time.

Stillwater #1 (Image Comics) – A new horror series from Chip Zdarsky, Mike Spicer, and Ramon K. Perez. Those names alone make it a buy.

Tenacious D: Post Apocalypto (Fantagraphics) -Tenacious D comes to comics in this graphic novel! “Music” comics are a big thing right now and this graphic novel is sure to be wanted by fans of the band.

You Look Like Death: Tales from the Umbrella Academy #1 (Dark Horse Comics) – We loved the issue and you can read our review here. If you’re an Umbrella Academy fan, it’s a buy.

Preview: Iron Man #1

Iron Man #1

(W) Christopher Cantwell (A/CA) CAFU
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 16, 2020
SRP: $4.99

BIG IRON!
Tony Stark is looking to restart his engine. He decides he’s going back to basics, putting away his high-tech toys and high-profile image so he can get his hands dirty again. It’s time to dig into the guts of real machines, put on some old-fashioned metal and fly.

But can he really lay that Stark-sized ego down? Life isn’t that simple, something that old friends and frustrating foes are quick to point out. If you strip down a billionaire to his bolts, does he run solid or just overheat?

Tony’s going to find out once a threat to the entire universe rears its head from the past. As he suits up again, Tony remains sure of one thing: he’s still IRON MAN down to his flesh and blood core.

Iron Man #1

Marvel Teams Up with Fortnite for September and October Variants

The worlds of Marvel and the Island collide in Nexus War in Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 4! This new season will feature your favorite Marvel heroes crossing over with the amazing world of the Fortnite via character skins, weapons, comics – and a new series of stunning variant covers releasing this September and October!

Some of the industry’s top artists including Joe Quesada, Ed McGuinness, Sara Pichelli, Russell Dauterman, and more will showcase Fortnite favorites like Blaze and Carbide side by side with the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the X-Men! Check out the complete list of the Fortnite variant covers coming your way:

  • AVENGERS #36 Fortnite Variant by Sara Pichelli
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #24 Fortnite Variant by Giuseppe Camuncoli
  • SAVAGE AVENGERS #12 Fortnite Variant by Adam Kubert
  • MARAUDERS #13 Fortnite Variant by Russell Dauterman
  • THOR #8 Fortnite Variant by Olivier Coipel
  • VENOM #29 Fortnite Variant Aaron Kuder
  • X-FORCE #13 Fortnite Variant Joshua Cassara
  • AVENGERS #37 Fortnite Variant by Mark Brooks
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA #24 Fortnite Variant by Ed McGuinness
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #22 Fortnite Variant by Iban Coello
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7 Fortnite Variant by Javier Garron
  • IRON MAN #2 Fortnite Variant by Marco Checchetto
  • X-MEN #13 Fortnite Variant by Joe Quesada

Set in Marvel Comics continuity, the events of NEXUS WAR take place between the panels of THOR #4, which released this past March. To learn more, don’t miss a special 10-page Fortnite/Thor crossover story written by Donny Cates and drawn by Greg Land in FANTASTIC FOUR #24, and be sure to keep your eyes peeled in Marvel comics to catch hints of where these characters go – and return from – next!

Jeffrey Veregge Honors Indigenous History with Marvel Variants

Earlier this week, Marvel announced Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices #1, a landmark special written and drawn by some of the industry’s most renowned Indigenous talent including celebrated artist and writer Jeffrey Veregge. Veregge, who just wrapped up his exhibition Jeffrey Veregge: Of Gods and Heroes at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, also lent his talents to produce an extraordinary series of variant covers in November. The NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE TRIBUTE VARIANT COVERS will showcase Dani Moonstar, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, and Thor depicted in Veregge’s iconic artistic Formline style.

Check out the full list of NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE TRIBUTE VARIANT COVERS below and collect all eight of these unique covers by Jeffrey Veregge at your local comic shop this November! For more information, visit marvel.com.

  • MARVEL’S VOICES: INDIGENOUS VOICES #1 DANI MOONSTAR NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBUTE VARIANT COVER by JEFFREY VEREGGE
  • AVENGERS #38 BLACK PANTHER NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBUTE VARIANT COVER by JEFFREY VEREGGE
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #52 SPIDER-MAN NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBUTE VARIANT COVER by JEFFREY VEREGGE
  • WIDOWMAKERS: RED GUARDIAN AND YELENA BELOVA #1 BLACK WIDOW NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBUTE VARIANT COVER by JEFFREY VEREGGE
  • IRON MAN #3 IRON MAN NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBUTE VARIANT COVER by JEFFREY VEREGGE
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA #25 CAPTAIN AMERICA NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBUTE VARIANT COVER by JEFFREY VEREGGE
  • IMMORTAL HULK #40 HULK NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBUTE VARIANT COVER by JEFFREY VEREGGE
  • THOR #9 THOR NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBUTE VARIANT COVER by JEFFREY VEREGGE by JEFFREY VEREGGE

Preview: Iron Man 2020 #6 (of 6)

Iron Man 2020 #6 (of 6)

(W) Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage (A/CA) Pete Woods
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 26, 2020
SRP: $4.99

Throw out the rest of your stupid, worthless flesh-bag calendars. 2020 is over, man! The moment Arno Stark has been preparing for is here: the end of all human and artificial life as we know it! All this time you thought he was just some egomaniacal jerk; well, who’s laughing now? Well…no one really. We’re all about to die.

Iron Man 2020 #6 (of 6)

Go Behind the Scenes with Christopher Cantwell’s Blueprints for Iron Man

Tony Stark reignites his engine next month, when Eisner-nominated writer Christopher Cantwell ushers in a new age for the armored Avenger in Iron Man #1. Joined by top artists CAFU and Frank D’Armata, Cantwell promises to take Tony Stark back to basics, putting aside his high-tech toys and high-profile image so he can get his hands dirty as a Super Hero again. Suited up in brand-new armor designed by the legendary Alex Ross, Tony will struggle to keep his Stark-sized ego in check when a deadly threat emerges from his past.

Discover the inner workings of Tony Stark as he soars into the future when Iron Man #1 goes on sale September 16th!

Classic Marvel Heroes Transform into Classic Marvel Horror Monsters this October

From Werewolf by Night to Tomb of Dracula, Marvel has a proud history of horror-themed comics, and this October, these classic terrifying tales will be honored in a series of Horror Variant covers! Prepare to see your favorite Marvel characters as you’ve never seen them before as the X-Men, the Avengers, Spider-Man, and more live out nightmarish fantasies just in time for Halloween. Paying homage to the classic Marvel horror comics of yesterday, the industry’s top artists including Russell Dauterman, Mike Del Mundo, and Leinil Francis Yu, have reimagined Marvel’s heroes in delightfully creepy visions. See what happens when you cross Iron Man with the swamp monster, Man-Thing, or check out Black Widow staking out her prey as a creature of the night—all this and more when these chilling covers hit comic stores this October!

See below for a full list of October’s Horror Variant covers and be on the lookout for more of these devilish cover reveals coming your way!

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50 SPIDER-MAN VAMPIRE HUNTER HORROR VARIANT COVER by AARON KUDER with colors by JORDIE BELLAIRE
  • AVENGERS #37 WHERE AVENGERS DWELL HORROR VARIANT COVER by JAVIER RODRÍGUEZ
  • BLACK WIDOW #2 TOMB OF BLACK WIDOW HORROR VARIANT COVER by JOSHUA “SWAY” SWABY
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA #24 CAP WOLF HORROR VARIANT COVER by MIRKA ANDOLFO
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #22 CAPTAIN MARVEL UNLEASHED HORROR VARIANT COVER by TAURIN CLARKE
  • IMMORTAL HULK #38 DEL MUNDO LIVING HULK HORROR VARIANT COVER by MIKE DEL MUNDO
  • IRON MAN #2 IRON MAN-THING HORROR VARIANT COVER by MATTIA DE IULIS
  • MARAUDERS #13 HELL’S STORM HORROR VARIANT COVER by KHARY RANDOLPH
  • SPIDER-WOMAN #5 SPIDER-WOMAN BY NIGHT HORROR VARIANT COVER by PATRICK GLEASON
  • THOR #8 FRANKENSTEIN’S THOR HORROR VARIANT COVER by LEINIL FRANCIS YU with colors by SUNNY GHO
  • X-MEN #13 LEGION OF X-MONSTERS HORROR VARIANT COVER by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
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