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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!

Marvel’s Storyboards Season 1 Debuts July 23

As a surprise for Marvel fans everywhere, Marvel Entertainment will unveil the world premiere of Marvel’s Storyboards on Thursday, July 23!

Marvel’s Storyboards is a 12-episode non-fiction series following Joe Quesada, EVP, Creative Director of Marvel Entertainment, as he explores the origin stories and inspirations of storytellers of all mediums, backgrounds, and experiences at their favorite spots throughout New York City and beyond. The series will be aired in two six-episode seasons, showcasing a variety of visionary, critically acclaimed storytellers including Bobby Lopez (EGOT winning songwriter, Frozen, Avenue Q), Johnny Weir (former Olympic figure skater), Christian Borle (Something Rotten, Smash), Margaret Stohl (Life of Captain Marvel), Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Sasheer Zamata (SNL), Ed Viesturs (high-altitude mountaineer), Natalia Cordova-Buckley (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Nelson Figueroa (former MLB pitcher for the New York Mets), Gillian Jacobs (Community, Love), Samhita Mukhopadhyay (Executive Editor, Teen Vogue), and Taboo (Black Eyed Peas)!

Fans will be able to tune in to the first season of Marvel’s Storyboards on Marvel’s YouTube channel and Marvel.com this summer – all for free!

Marvel’s Storyboards Season 1 Episode Release Schedule:

  • Thursday, July 23: Episode 1 feat. Hugh Jackman
  • Thursday, July 30: Episode 2 feat. Natalia Cordova-Buckley
  • Thursday, August 6: Episode 3 feat. Christian Borle
  • Thursday, August 13: Episode 4 feat. Johnny Weir
  • Thursday, August 20: Episode 5 feat. Margaret Stohl
  • Thursday, August 27: Episode 6 feat. Robert Lopez

Underrated: X-O Manowar: Birth

This is a column that focuses on something or some things from the comic book sphere of influence that may not get the credit and recognition it deserves. Whether that’s a list of comic book movies, ongoing comics, or a set of stories featuring a certain character. The columns may take the form of a bullet pointed list, or a slightly longer thinkpiece – there’s really no formula for this other than whether the things being covered are Underrated in some way. This week: X-O Manowar: Birth


I’ve been a Valiant fan for nearly four years now, and while I have dabbled in the original comics (affectionately known as VH1 among the fanbase), it has primarily been the modern era, comics from 2012 to the present day (known as the VEI era), that has been my reading and collecting focus. But a couple of weeks ago, the owner of my LCS returned from visiting one of his other stores with a hardcover for me because he thought I’d be interested. That hardcover reprinted the first six issues of the original X-O Manowar run from 1992, the #o issue and an original story featuring the origin of one the early issues villains. This collection represents the earliest comics from Valiant I’ve yet read, and although I prefer the 2012 origin for X-O Manowar, I can understand why Valiant was able to hook fans in with the original X-O stories. I’m looking at this book today from the perspective of somebody who has read a lot, or even some, of the modern X-O Manowar comics before ever touching the original VH1 run, and asking whether that person would be interested in looking to the past.

If you’re at all familiar with Aric of Dacia, the X-O Manowar armour and his abduction and subsequent return to Earth then you’ll know the essence of the plot this book. The 2012 origin took a lot from these six or seven comics, and although some details were updated or modified, the the influence the original story still bears upon the modern is easy to see. Aside from Aric’s Hulk-like speech patterns that do, thankfully, begin to diminish as he learns English, the barbarian’s character still shows flashes of the man he will become when the publisher relaunched.

The Vine are replaced with the Spider-Aliens, although aside from the name there is little that distinguishes them from the first few comics in the 2012 run. Where as the Vine become one of the more interesting and complex plot points in the VEI stories, the Spider-Aliens show little of the same qualities at this point (yes, there are signs that there is more to the Vine within the first three issues of the VEI run), but then that really just makes it easier to enjoy the battle carnage as Aric tears his way through the soldiers and corporate representatives of the Spider-Aliens.

Although you can enjoy the book without any prior knowledge, for a Valiant fan of the old or new school (or both) this beautifully presented book is a must read. And most of us will seek the story out if we can, but for those not entrenched in Valiant lore, this standalone story here represents an Underrated gem from comics history.


Join us next week when we look at something else that is, for whatever reason, Underrated.

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Venom #20

It’s Thanksgiving at GP HQ but we’re still bringing you a day of news! We wish everyone celebrating a great day.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Cupido invites you to cozy up with a cup of tea for some seriously sweet soulmate content – Free comics!

Newsarama – Former Marvel CCO Joe Quesada’s New Title Confirmed – Congrats to him.

Newsarama – Marvel Promotes Steve Wacker to Head of Content, New Media – Lots of titles changes at Marvel apparently.

Newsarama – Former DC President Diane Nelson Exits Quibi – Interesting and not a good sign.

Reviews

Newsarama – John Constantine: Hellblazer #1
The Beat – Killadelphia #1
The Beat – Revenger
The Beat – Sentient
Newsarama – Tales of the Dark Multiverse: Infinite Crisis #1
Newsarama – Venom #20

Review: X-Factor Epic Collection Vol. 8 X-Aminations

X-Factor: X-Aminations is volume 8 in Marvel’s Epic Collection. It collects issues #84-100 and Annual #8

Story: Peter David, Scott Lobdell, Skip Dietz, J.M. DeMatteis, Shana David, Joe Quesada
Art: Jae Lee, Joe Quesada, Chris Batista, Buzz, Jan Duursema, Terry Schoemaker, Paul Ryan, Greg Luzniak, Cliff Van Meter
Ink: Al Milgrom, Mark McKenna, Andrew Pepoy, Jeff Albrecht, Cliff Van Meter
Color: Brad Vancata, Glynis Oliver, Marie Javins, Ariane Lenshoek, Tom Smith, Joe Rosas, Mike Thomas, Matt Webb, Carlos Lopez
Letterer: Richard Starkings, Steve Dutro, Lois Buhalis, Janice Chiang, Dave Sharpe, Pat Brosseau

Get your copy in comic shops now and bookstores on November 26! To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Vengeance of Vampirella #1

Vengeance of Vampirella #1

writer: Tom Sniegoski
artist: Michael Sta. Maria
covers: Joshua Middleton (A), Frank Cho (B), Ben Oliver (C), Lucio Parrillo (D), Cosplay Variant (E)
Buzz (RI), Ben Oliver (RI-B/W), Cosplay (RI-Virgin), Buzz “Blood Moon” Cover (RI-Virgin), Frank Cho (RI-B/W), Jae Lee Icon Edition (RI), Joe Quesada Icon Edition (RI)
Frank Cho CGC-Graded Edition
FC | 32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

Originally debuting in 1994, Vengeance of Vampirella portrayed a more savage and feral look at the Daughter of Drakulon. Now, for the 50th Anniversary of Vampirella, original series writer Tom Sniegoski (joined by the incredible art of Michael Sta. Maria) is back and issue #1 features a host of incredible cover artists. Set 25 years after the initial series, Vampirella is Dead!? Long Live Vampirella! Humanity holds on, but barely, the playthings and slaves of a multitude of supernatural monstrosities that have made the earth their own. Mistress Nyx continues to rule the planet, her Chaos Lords reigning over the various regions of the world, but she is getting bored – there’s no one to challenge her! That is, until a small, but determined rebellion finds what could be their savior or seal their doom!

This new series – and anniversary event – is not to be missed!

Vengeance of Vampirella #1

NYCC 2019: Marvel Giveaway Variants Revealed

Marvel has revealed more exclusive variant giveaways for fans at this year’s New York Comic-Con, starting Thursday, October 3 through Sunday, October 6!

Earlier this month, fans got a glimpse of Marvel’s massive panel lineup, including teasers for exclusive variant giveaways at select Marvel Comics panels. Now fully revealed, fans won’t want to miss these all-star panels with some of their favorite Marvel creators!

Friday at 1:30pm: Marvel: Cup O’ Joe – Attendees will receive an exclusive DAREDEVIL #12 variant cover featuring art never-before-published by Joe Quesada!

DAREDEVIL #12 variant cover

Saturday at 2:15pm: MARVEL COMICS: Marvel Fanfare with C.B. Cebulski – Attendees will receive an exclusive ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: MILES MORALES #2 variant cover (previously classified!) by Giuseppe Camuncoli.

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: MILES MORALES #2 variant cover

Saturday at 5:00pm: MARVEL COMICS: X-MEN – DAWN OF X – Attendees will receive an exclusive POWERS OF X #5 variant cover, featuring a stunning Dawn of X-inspired image by Arthur Adams.

POWERS OF X #5 variant cover

Marvel will also have multiple signings throughout the weekend at the Marvel Booth (#1354) from Marvel Comics, Marvel Games, and Marvel Television for fans to meet some of their favorite stars. 

Thursday at 4:00pm – Writers and artists of the bold new Marvel Comics X-Men initiative DAWN OF X will be signing the NYCC 2019 DAWN OF X giveaway poster, as well as special EXCALIBUR, FALLEN ANGELS, NEW MUTANTS, and X-FORCE posters that are exclusively available as part of the signing!

Friday at 11:00am – Don’t miss the Marvel booth INCOMING signing!  Catch lead writer Al Ewing and a host of other mighty Marvel contributors including artist Pat Gleason and writers Ed Brisson, Donny Cates, Tini Howard, Greg Pak, and Matthew Rosenberg – who will all be signing an over-sized poster of the cover to INCOMING, the one-shot comic that acts as the closing chapter to Marvel’s 80th year while propelling the Marvel Universe into the year to come.

Saturday at 3:15pm – Drop by the Marvel booth at 3:15pm for a special MARVEL COMICS #1000 signing with legendary artist and Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada!  While supplies last, Joe will be signing FREE copies of his stunning MARVEL COMICS #1000 wraparound variant, featuring an image of a classic Avengers team line-up facing off against one of their greatest foes, Ultron!

MARVEL COMICS #1000 wraparound variant

Preview: X-Factor #87 Facsimile Edition

X-Factor #87 Facsimile Edition

(W) Peter David (A/CA) Joe Quesada
Rated T
In Shops: Aug 14, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Get inside the heads of one of the most uncanny mutant teams of all in an acclaimed classic from the stellar creative team of Peter David and Joe Quesada! Havok, Polaris, Quicksilver, Wolfsbane, Multiple Man and Strong Guy – plus X-Factor’s government liaison, Val Cooper – are all under “X-amination” by super hero psychiatrist Doc Samson! And the revelations are hilarious, heartbreaking and character-defining! Learn how frustrating it is for the super-fast Pietro Maximoff to live in a normal-paced world! Discover Guido Carosella’s hidden pain! Explore Alex Summers’ insecurities! And join Rahne Sinclair in confronting her deepest feelings! Plus: More secrets from the psychiatric couch! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting X-FACTOR (1986) #87.

X-Factor #87 Facsimile Edition

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Test #1

We’re off to San Diego Comic-Con but that’s not stopping us from delivering our normal coverage. We’ll be streaming live from the show later today but until then, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Comichron – June 2019 comics sales estimates: Black Cat #1 tops charts with nearly 256,000 copies – For those that enjoy the race.

Newsarama – Marvel’s Joe Quesada to Host Disney+ Launch Show Storyboards, Hugh Jackman 1st Guest – This could be interesting.

Newsarama – The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Lands Animated Series – Nice!

The Mary Sue – Marvel and the Russo Brothers Going on an “I Love You 3000” Tour in Nine Cities to Celebrate Fans of the MCU – Nice to see them do this.

Reviews

Talking Comics – Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice #1
The Beat –
Test #1

More Variant Covers Revealed For Marvel Comics #1000!

In celebration of Marvel‘s 80th anniversary this year, scores of comic creators – some Marvel icons, some first-timers – are assembling for an epic comic book story in honor of the very first issue of Marvel Comics. This August, get ready for Marvel Comics #1000, a massive collaborative effort that will see 80 different creative teams weave together one, expansive story.

In honor of an 80-year legacy, we’re proud to present an incredible lineup of variants, all by an exceptional roster of artists, that exemplify the richness and scope of Marvel history. Collect these iconic covers soon!

MARVEL COMICS #1000:

MARVEL COMICS 1000 40’S VARIANT COVER BY MARK BROOKS (JUN190850)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 60’S VARIANT COVER BY MIKE ALLRED (JUN190851)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 70’S VARIANT COVER BY GREG SMALLWOOD (JUN190852)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 90’S VARIANT COVER BY RON LIM (JUN190854)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 00’S VARIANT COVER BY MARK BAGLEY (JUN190855)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 DECADE VARIANT COVER BY KAARE ANDREWS (JUN190856)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY JEN BARTEL (JUN190858)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN190857)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY GABRIELE DELL’OTTO (JUN190845)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY GABRIELE DELL’OTTO (MAY198761)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 HIDDEN GEM VARIANT COVER BY STEVE DITKO (JUN190862)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 COLLAGE VARIANT COVER BY MR GARCIN (JUN190849)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY GREG HILDEBRANDT (JUN190860)

MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY INHYUK LEE (JUN190846)

  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 80’S VARIANT COVER BY JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO (JUN190853)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (JUN190847)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (MAY198819)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY ED MCGUINNESS (JUN190848)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 HIDDEN GEM VARIANT COVER BY GEORGE PEREZ (JUN190861)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 WRAPAROUND VARIANT COVER BY JOE QUESADA (JUN190843)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 BLACK AND WHITE WRAPAROUND VARIANT COVER BY JOE QUESADA (JUN190844)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG (JUN190859)
  • MARVEL COMICS 1000 BLANK VARIANT COVER (JUN190863)

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