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Celebrate the Return of Earth X with Marvel’s X Variants

From the creative minds of comic legends Alex Ross and Jim Krueger, Earth X introduced readers to a fascinating future where everyone was gifted with superpowers. Now, decades later, Ross and Krueger are reuniting for a prequel to their classic epic in January’s Marvels X. To celebrate the return to this strange world, some of the industry’s best artists have crafted Marvels X variant covers featuring bold reimagined versions of your favorite characters! Keep your eyes peeled for these Marvels X variant covers and more throughout the month of January!

CAPTAIN MARVEL #14 MARVELS X VARIANT by ALEX GARNER – NOV190880

DEADPOOL #3 MARVELS X VARIANT by DAVID YARDIN with colors by MORRY HOLLOWELL – NOV190889

DR. STRANGE #2 MARVELS X VARIANT by OLIVIER VATINE – NOV190876

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 MARVELS X VARIANT by SKAN – NOV190749

IRON MAN 2020 #1 MARVELS X VARIANT by CHRISTIAN WARD – NOV190762

SPIDER-MAN #5 MARVELS X VARIANT by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ – NOV190911

THOR #1 MARVELS X VARIANT by RYAN BROWN – AUG199023

VENOM #22 MARVELS X VARIANT by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER – NOV190904

X-FORCE #5 MARVELS X VARIANT by GREG LAND with inks by JAY LEISTEN and colors by FRANK D’ARMATA – NOV190822

Preview: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Velocity #4 (of 5)

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Velocity #4 (of 5)

(W) Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum (A) Emilio Laiso (CA) Skan
Rated T
In Shops: Nov 20, 2019
SRP: $3.99

IT’S A RACE AGAINST TIME IN THE FIRST ALL-NEW MARVEL GAMERVERSE STORY!

• SPIDER-MAN’s new high-speed Velocity suit is jammed at full speed!
• He’s moving so fast that life seems to stand still around him!
• But can Peter use this time to find a solution for his own plight and the mysterious villain terrorizing New York City…or will the madness of time standing still crush him?!

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Velocity #4 (of 5)

Preview: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Velocity #3 (of 5)

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Velocity #3 (of 5)

(W) Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum (A) Emilio Laiso (CA) Skan
Rated T
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $3.99

A HIGH-SPEED SHOWDOWN AS THE FIRST ALL-ORIGINAL GAMERVERSE STORY CONTINUES!

• The specter’s secret is revealed as SPIDER-MAN hones his new suit for top speed!
• But MARY JANE’s discovery in the Daily Bugle archives will change what they thought they knew!
• Come for the mystery and the high-speed thrills-and stay for the shock ending!

Marvel's Spider-Man: Velocity #3 (of 5)

Preview: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Velocity #2 (of 5)

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Velocity #2 (of 5)

(W) Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum (A) Emilio Laiso (CA) Skan
Rated T
In Shops: Sep 25, 2019
SRP: $3.99

GET SWEPT AWAY IN THE FIRST ALL-ORIGINAL STORY SET IN THE GAMERVERSE!

• SPIDER-MAN tests his new armored suit in a trial by combat!
• Strange things are afoot in NYC as Mary Jane continues her investigation into the horrific hauntings – and finds herself the prey of the poltergeist!
• But will teaming up to solve the mystery strengthen Peter and MJ’s relationship…or doom it?

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Velocity #2 (of 5)

Preview: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Velocity #1

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Velocity #1

(W) Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum (A) Emilio Laiso (CA) Skan
Rated T
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

THE FIRST ALL-ORIGINAL STORY SET IN THE GAMERVERSE STARTS HERE!
Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum continues the saga of the spectacular SPIDER-MAN with an ALL-NEW story set in the Gamerverse! How and why did PETER PARKER build the armored VELOCITY SUIT seen in the Marvel’s Spider-Man video game? Find out here!

After the events of CITY AT WAR, SPIDER-MAN continues to balance his colliding worlds as he attempts to protect New York City against super villains like SWARM, while reporter MARY JANE WATSON delves deep into an investigation with legendary Daily Bugle journalist BEN URICH. Learn the never-before-told backstory behind the popular VELOCITY SUIT as unexplainable occurrences bedevil the city and our heroes come face-to-face with…a poltergeist?!

Illustrated by Emilio Laiso (CHAMPIONS, STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA), with eye-popping covers by the inimitable SKAN, you won’t want to miss a panel of the first all-original story following up the worldwide hit video game!

Marvel's Spider-Man: Velocity #1

Preview: Deathstroke #46

Deathstroke #46

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Fernando Pasarin, Cam Smith (CA) Skan
In Shops: Aug 07, 2019
SRP: $3.99

It’s all-out war between Rose and Jericho in the wake of Deathstroke’s murder. Rose is hell-bent on punishing the one responsible for Slade’s death, while Jericho will stop at nothing to prevent further bloodshed, even if it means using Lex Luthor’s gift-an immense power upgrade-to bend his sister’s will. As Jericho takes a dark turn…will the ends justify the means? Or is Jericho’s path to villainy only just beginning?

Deathstroke #46

Preview: Wolverine and Captain America: Weapon Plus #1

Wolverine and Captain America: Weapon Plus #1

(W) Ethan Sacks (A) Diogenes Neves (CA) Skan
Rated T+
In Shops: Jul 10, 2019
SRP: $4.99

THE SECRET HISTORY BEHIND THEIR ORIGINS REVEALED! In 1940, scientists attempted to make a man into the perfect weapon, a Super-Soldier. They failed and made him a legend instead. Before the turn of the century, they tried again for the tenth time. They failed, making a man into death incarnate. At long last, ETHAN SACKS (OLD MAN HAWKEYE, STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE) and DIOGENES NEVES (GREEN ARROW, DEATHSTROKE) reveals the shadowy connections between Captain America, Wolverine and many more of the Marvel U’s Super-Soldiers… including some surprises! The conspiracy begins here!

Wolverine and Captain America: Weapon Plus #1

Review: Weapon H #1

The Weapon X Program has done it again! At the cost of their own destruction, they’ve completed their biggest and possibly most dangerous experiment yet… With the strength of the Hulk and the rage and claws of Wolverine comes WEAPON H!

It’s been some time since Weapon H escaped and destroyed his creators. Now, our hero is on the run, as he tries to escape his mysterious past and seclude himself from the rest of society. But when a new kind of Wendigo threatens the lives of others, will Weapon H be able to shirk his responsibility? Does any of his humanity remain?

I’ll admit, I was skeptical going into Weapon H #1 but the fact Greg Pak is writing the series had me intrigued full of some hope. Pak is an excellent writer and his Mech Cadet Yu is one of my favorite current series. While he’s made kids with mechas awesome and the Hulk interesting, what about Hulkverine? While the series feels like one no one asked for and one we don’t really need, Pak has delivered a first issue that has an old school feel about it all. Like the character himself, Weapon H is a blend of the Hulk and Wolverine. We have a loner whose trying to hide from the military and keep the beast within and a loner in the woods hiding out trying to keep the beast within. Whether Pak has done this on purpose is unknown but what he’s delivered is a surprisingly good comic.

Where Pak’s story stands out is the details and how he builds on the story. The story is most interesting when he has his character hide out within a bunch of day laborers hiding his ability to speak English and keeping his head low. That Pak uses this situation is an interesting one, especially where that goes. Not only does he highlight this real world slave labor situation but also the pitfalls that comes with it. It also helps build sympathy for the monster and at the same time reiterates the monster.

And “the monster” is a key focus. That’s down to the first major villain that’ll be be an obstacle Wendigo. Not only does the character have history with both Wolverine and Hulk it’s also a creature that Pak can work off of with juxtaposing monsters. Add in an evil corporation and there’s clearly thought as to why Pak has chosen this as the first obstacle for he series. That evil corporation is reiterated in a back-up story which adds to the world Pak is creating. It’s a smart way to add to the greater story without interrupting it and emphasizes some of the villains Pak is setting up.

The art by Cory Smith and Marcus To with color from Morry Hollowell and lettering by Joe Caramagna is good. There’s good detail and they use angles and perspectives so that we don’t always see the monster. It’s a trope in a way but one that works really well. Reactions, especially towards the beginning helps build the mystery and horror of it all and the artists help build towards the big reveal later. The lettering too helps emphasize the chaos of the monster emerging bringing together the dialogue and art.

The team has done a solid one here with a story that gives us some tropes and a blending of what we’ve seen before but does it all in such a way that it’s still entertaining. It feels like a story that honors what has come before in many ways. This may be a comic that felt like no one was asking for but what has been delivered is something I want to see where it goes.

Story: Greg Pak Art: Cory Smith, Marcus To
Color: Morry Hollowell Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover: Leinil Yu, Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Variant Covers: Gustavo Duarte; Dale Keown and Val Staples; Adam Kubert and Matthew Wilson; Skan
Story: 7.85 Art: 7.85 Overall: 7.85 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Weapon H #1

Weapon H #1

Story: Greg Pak Art: Cory Smith, Marcus To
Color: Morry Hollowell Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover: Leinil Yu, Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Variant Covers: Gustavo Duarte; Dale Keown and Val Staples; Adam Kubert and Matthew Wilson; Skan
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 21, 2018
SRP: $4.99

AWOL Part 1
The Weapon X Program has done it again! At the cost of their own destruction, they’ve completed their biggest and possibly most dangerous experiment yet… With the strength of the Hulk and the rage and claws of Wolverine comes WEAPON H!

It’s been some time since Weapon H escaped and destroyed his creators. Now, our hero is on the run, as he tries to escape his mysterious past and seclude himself from the rest of society. But when a new kind of Wendigo threatens the lives of others, will Weapon H be able to shirk his responsibility? Does any of his humanity remain? Only the creative team of Greg Pak (INCREDIBLE HULK) and Cory Smith (X-MEN BLUE) can give you the answers!

Captain Marvel, Daredevil and Darkhawk Control The Stones?!

The race to wield infinite power kicks into high gear across the Marvel Universe with Infinity Countdown (Prime and Adam Warlock) from mastermind writer Gerry Duggan! And starting in May, you cannot miss the newly announced Infinity Countdown Tie-In titles: brand new, can’t-miss one-shots and limited series from all-star creative teams that will reveal the fate of the stones —  and who possesses them!

First up, Gerry Duggan and Black Panther artist Chris Sprouse bring their streetwise expertise to Hell’s Kitchen in Daredevil #1, as Matt Murdock encounters the Mind Stone in the New York underworld. Of course, the stone is bound to fall into mysterious yet unlikely hands…but can Daredevil keep an Infinity Stone’s power from wreaking havoc on the city?

In Captain Marvel #1, don’t miss the story from Jim McCann and Diego Olortegui as they help Carol Danvers cross the borders of reality for a mind-bending, cross-time adventure into Infinity Stone lore! Continuing the journey that’s taken her to another dimension into the clutches of Thanos and Nebula, Captain Marvel – in the possession of the Reality Stone – returns to Earth, having contacted the Marvels of many worlds along the way…

And finally, following the event of Darkhawk #51, we see the return of Darkhawk in a four-issue series from Chris Sims, Chad Bowers and Gang Hyuk Lim! Spinning out of the war with the Fraternity of Raptors for the Power Stone, “The Hawk” is back to fight for justice for both New York and the world!

Don’t miss the first wave of INFINITY COUNTDOWN TIE-INS coming to comic shops in May!

INFINITY COUNTDOWN: DAREDEVIL #1
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art by CHRIS SPROUSE
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

INFINITY COUNTDOWN: CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
Written by JIM MCCANN
Art by DIEGO OLORTEGUI
Cover by INHYUK LEE

INFINITY COUNTDOWN: DARKHAWK #1 (of 4)
Written by CHRIS SIMS & CHAD BOWERS
Art by GANG HYUK LIM
Cover by SKAN

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