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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

Marvel Reveals New Alex Ross Timeless Variant Covers for October

Last month, the first of Marvel’s Timeless variant covers were unveiled. Now is your chance to see the additional covers in this incredible collection coming your way this October! These gorgeous covers feature Marvel’s greatest heroes brought to life by the iconic art of legendary artist Alex Ross. Behold Marvel heroes like Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Jean Grey in painted portraits, depicted in their most classic and beloved costumes. Don’t miss your chance to begin collecting all 28 of these stunning variant covers at your local comic shop starting in September!

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50 SPIDER-MAN TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • DAREDEVIL #23 DAREDEVIL TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • EXCALIBUR #13 NIGHTCRAWLER TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #25 BLACK BOLT TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • FANTASTIC FOUR: ANTITHESIS #3 MEDUSA TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • HELLIONS #5 PHOENIX TIMELESSS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • MARAUDERS #13 ICEMAN TIMESLESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • NEW MUTANTS #13 COLOSSUS TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • SHANG-CHI #2 SHANG-CHI TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • SPIDER-WOMAN #5 SPIDER-WOMAN TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • THOR #8 THOR TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • WOLVERINE #6 WOLVERINE TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • X-FORCE #13 BEAST TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT
  • X-MEN #13 CYCLOPS TIMELESS VIRGIN VARIANT

Preview: Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor Artisan Edition

Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor Artisan Edition

(W) Walter Simonson (A/CA) Walter Simonson
In Shops: Jun 17, 2020
Final Orders Due: May 25, 2020
SRP: $49.99

WALTER SIMONSON’S MIGHTY THOR ARTISAN EDITION, collecting seven complete issues of Simonson’s Transcendent run on The Mighty Thor, including the groundbreaking first story arc that introduced Beta Ray Bill. Each page has been scanned from the original art in Walter Simonson’s personal archives, ensuring that these stories are presented as closely as possible to the actual hand-drawn artwork. While appearing to be in black and white, these pages have been meticulously scanned in color so all the subtle nuances of the art are clearly visible, from blue pencil notations, gradients in the ink, plus more-all those wonderful things that make original art unique and beautiful. This is the best of both worlds-an art book that is also a thrilling comic book!

Walter Simonson's The Mighty Thor Artisan Edition

Coming This Winter from Diamond Select Toys, DCeased, Spidey, NBX, Clone Wars, and More!

It’s almost summer, which means it’s time to start thinking about winter! After all, that’s when these new products announced by Diamond Select Toys will be hitting stores! You can pre-order most of these items at the links below, including items from DC Comics, Marvel Comics, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars!

DC Comic Gallery Batman Defiant PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Don’t mess with the Batman! The Dark Knight takes a stand in this all-new Gallery Diorama from DST! With one foot up on a pile of rubble and his cape twisting in the wind, this piece inspired by the cover of Batman issue #702 features detailed sculpting and paint applications and is cast in high-quality PVC. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, it comes packaged in a full color window box. Sculpted by Alterton. (Item #JUN201789, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comic Gallery DCeased Batman PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! He’s dead, Jim Gordon! Batman joins the ranks of the walking dead in this super-creepy DC Gallery diorama! Based on the DCeased crossover event, an anti-living Batman lurches towards Alfred in a repurposed Mr. Freeze suit in this approximately 8-inch sculpture. Cast in high-quality PVC, this 1/8 scale diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton. (Item #JUN201791, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comic Gallery DCeased Harley Quinn PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Death becomes her! The Suicide Squad’s liveliest heroine has survived the zombie outbreak and retained her trademark attitude. Blowing a kiss with her face covered with scars, she strikes a pose by a chain-link fence in this approximately 8-inch sculpture. Cast in high-quality PVC, it features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell. (Item #JUN201790, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Spider-Man Pumpkin Bombs PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! There’s a new development in the Gallery Diorama line! This fully wall-mountable sculpture depicts Spider-Man leaping out of a cloud of pumpkin bombs, hurled by one of his goblinesque enemies. Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, it is approximately 1/8 scale and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Cast in high-quality PVC. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton. (Item #JUN198960, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Select Comic Mighty Thor Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! This figure is worthy! Descending from Asgard, this highly detailed figure of Thor, God of Thunder, features multiple interchangeable parts, including Mjolnir, a spinning hammer effect and an alternate unhelmeted head. Measuring approximately 8 inches tall, this fully poseable figure has 16 points of articulation, and comes packaged in display-ready Select action figure packaging. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. Formerly a Disney Store exclusive. (Item #JUN201793, SRP: $29.99)

Marvel Select Comic Hulkbuster Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! When the Hulk is tearing up your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? Hulkbuster! Iron Man’s fan-favorite anti-Hulk armor gets the 1/10-scale treatment from the Marvel Select line in this comic-inspired figure. Measuring approximately 8.5 inches tall, this fully poseable figure has 16 points of articulation and comes packaged in display-ready Select action figure packaging. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. Formerly a Disney Store exclusive. (Item #JUN201794, SRP: $29.99)

Nightmare Before Christmas Best Of Series 1 Action Figures Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Welcome to the Nightmare! As the Nightmare Before Christmas action figure line approaches its 10th series, DST is going back and re-releasing some of the line’s most popular figures for those who may have missed out! Series 1 includes Jack, the Mayor, and Lock, Shock and Barrel! Each figure or figure set comes packaged in a full-color window box with hang tag. Sculpted by Cortes Studios. NOTE: Does not include diorama pieces. (Item #FEB209110)

Jack Skellington SRP: $24.99

Mayor SRP: $24.99

Lock, Shock and Barrel SRP: $24.99

Nightmare Before Christmas Best Of Series 1 Action Figures Asst.

Nightmare Before Christmas Best Of Series 2 Action Figures Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Nightmare Before Christmas is back! It’s another series of classic characters, as DST is going back and re-releasing some of the line’s most popular figures for those who may have missed out! Series 1 includes Jack as the Pumpkin King, Sally and Dr. Finkelstein! Each figure or figure set comes packaged in a full-color window box with hang tag. Sculpted by Cortes Studios. NOTE: Does not include diorama pieces. (Item #FEB209111)

Jack as the Pumpkin King SRP: $24.99

Sally the Rag Doll SRP: $24.99

Dr. Finkelstein SRP: $24.99

Nightmare Before Christmas Best Of Series 2 Action Figures Asst.

Nightmare Before Christmas Deluxe Oogie Boogie AF

A Diamond Select Toys release! The bag of bugs returns to stores as part of the Nightmare Before Christmas action figure line! Re-issuing the long-sold-out character, this approximately 8-inch action figure features multiple points of articulation and a removable face! Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Cortes Studios. (Item #FEB209112, SRP: $29.99)

Nightmare Before Christmas Deluxe Oogie Boogie AF

Nightmare Before Christmas Jobs of Jack Skellington Action Figure Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Jack Skellington has held many jobs in his life, and now they’re all in one box! This box set of 7” scale action figures includes a classic Jack, Jack as the Pumpkin King and Jack as Sandy Claws! Each fully poseable action figure features multiple points of articulation, and the Pumpkin King features an exclusive Glow-in-the-Dark head! All three come packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, sculpted by Cortes Studios. (Item #FEB209113, SRP: $75.00)

Nightmare Before Christmas Jobs of Jack Skellington Action Figure Box Set

Star Wars Clone Wars Obi-Wan 1/7 Scale Bust

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Finally, the look of the Clone Wars is yours! This, the first-ever resin bust based on the Clone Wars animated style, shows Obi-Wan raising his lightsaber in preparation for a duel. At 1/7 scale, it measures approximately 6 inches tall, and is limited to only 3,000 pieces. It comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant Ltd. (Item #JUN201788, SRP: $59.99)

Star Wars Clone Wars Obi-Wan 1/7 Scale Bust

Star Wars Premier Collection Ahsoka Tano 1/7 Scale Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Ahsoka returns! The heroine of Star Wars: Clone Wars makes her Premier Collection Debut with this 1/7 scale statue. Welcoming her convor friend Morai with raised arm, this approximately 11-inch statue is sculpted in a realistic style, and is limited to only 3,000 pieces. It comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant Ltd. (Item #FEB209107, SRP: $175.00)

Star Wars Premier Collection Ahsoka Tano 1/7 Scale Statue

Preview: Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor Artisan Edition

Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor Artisan Edition

(W) Walter Simonson (A/CA) Walter Simonson
In Shops: Jun 17, 2020
Final Orders Due: May 25, 2020
SRP: $49.99

WALTER SIMONSON’S MIGHTY THOR ARTISAN EDITION, collecting seven complete issues of Simonson’s Transcendent run on The Mighty Thor, including the groundbreaking first story arc that introduced Beta Ray Bill. Each page has been scanned from the original art in Walter Simonson’s personal archives, ensuring that these stories are presented as closely as possible to the actual hand-drawn artwork. While appearing to be in black and white, these pages have been meticulously scanned in color so all the subtle nuances of the art are clearly visible, from blue pencil notations, gradients in the ink, plus more-all those wonderful things that make original art unique and beautiful. This is the best of both worlds-an art book that is also a thrilling comic book!

Walter Simonson's The Mighty Thor Artisan Edition

The Proliferation of Marvel Universe Timelines Has Made It Impossible For Me to Use Search Engines to Determine Which Issue From the 70s Had Loki Predicting the Immanence of Ragnarok In Its Final Panel But It Certainly Wasn’t #272, or, New Mountain Goats Tape Song

The Mountain Goats have been busy during the COVID-19 pandemic putting together a new EP and pondering comics.

They’ve released a new song where they wonder what issue of Thor predicted Ragnarok… it definitely wasn’t #272, oh yeah, there’s also a new tape coming.

Check out “The Proliferation of Marvel Universe Timelines Has Made It Impossible For Me to Use Search Engines to Determine Which Issue From the 70s Had Loki Predicting the Immanence of Ragnarok In Its Final Panel But It Certainly Wasn’t #272, or, New Mountain Goats Tape Song”

Unboxing: Marvel Collector Corps “The Infinity Saga”

Marvel Collector Corps is the bimonthly premium box service from Funko and Marvel featuring all sorts of mysterious goodies inside. This month’s theme is “The Infinity Saga” celebrating Marvel’s first massive story in their cinematic universe!

We show off what you get inside this new box. You can order the next one now which has the theme of “Black Widow” and will be out in May.

You can order the box through Amazon.

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The Infinity Stones Return and the Gauntlet is Passed this June

The Infinity Stones have played a key role in some of the Marvel Universe’s most defining moments, and now they’ve returned in the hands of Marvel’s most popular new characters. The chase for the powerful Infinity Stones will play out in Infinite Destinies, launching this summer!

In a series of eight annuals, each installment will pair Marvel’s biggest heroes like Captain America and Iron Man with some of Marvel’s newest heroes and villains including Star, Amulet, and more. These exciting new additions to the Marvel mythos may or may not possess one of the sought after stones — but the real question will be who will be holding them in the end, and what will it mean for the future of the Marvel Universe?

Writer Jed MacKay and artist Ibraim Roberson kick things off in Iron Man Annual #1. When Iron Man learns about the strange people who kidnapped and tortured Miles Morales, he HAS to look into it. What he finds out about the Assessor and especially Quantum will shock him…and you!

Iron Man Annual #1

Writer Gerry Duggan and artist Marco Castiello will then turn the focus on the fugitive known as Overtime in Captain America Annual #1. After breaking out of death row when the Time Stone chose to bond with his soul, Overtime was gifted powers he barely understood. Now, thanks to Captain America… his time is up.

Captain America Annual #1

Each annual will also contain a chapter of “Super-Spy vs. Super-Spy,” a story following Nick Fury as the Agent of Nothing and Phil Coulson as the Agent of Mephisto — two brothers-in-arms who will face off and reunite for the first time since Coulson’s death.

The Infinity Stones and their abilities have always been shrouded in mystery, but one thing is for certain: where these stones go, trouble follows. Expect cataclysmic battles, shocking twists, and jaw dropping revelations about some of Marvel’s most promising new characters when Infinite Destinies begins this June! Stay tuned for announcements about other Infinite Destinies annuals coming in July and August from Marvel’s top talent including Kelly Thompson and Saladin Ahmed.

Infinite Destinies

Around the Tubes

Wolverine #1

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! If you can, go support your local shop. What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Comichron – February 2020 comics sales estimates online: Wolverine #1 above 190k copies – For those that enjoy the race.

How to Love Comics – Avengers/Fantastic Four: Empyre Reading Order Checklist – For those that are wondering.

Newsarama – Comics Non-Profit Releases 400 Pages of Comics, Lesson Plans, Activities for Teachers & Caregivers – This is fantastic.

Reviews

ICv2 – Aster and the Accidental Magic
Newsarama – Immortal Hulk #32
The Beat – My Androgynous Boyfriend
AIPT – Thor #4

Preview: Marvel Vault of Heroes: Thor Vol. 1

Marvel Vault of Heroes: Thor Vol. 1

(W) Louise Simonson, Paul Tobin, Todd DeZago, Joe Caramagna (A) Rodney Buchemi, Jon Buran, Ronan Cliquet, Jeremy Freeman, Ron Lim, Scott Koblish, Kevin Sharpe, Terry Pallot, Amilton Santos (CA) Karl Kesel
In Shops: Mar 11, 2020
SRP: $19.99

THE MIGHTY THOR’s story begins here! See how the God of Thunder came to our world, and what awesome adversities shaped him into a champion of man in this collection of young-reader comic book stories.

Includes Marvel Adventures Super Heroes (2008) #7, #11, Marvel Adventures Super Heroes (2010) #6, #13, #19, Marvel Adventures The Avengers #5, #15, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #10.

Marvel Vault of Heroes: Thor Vol. 1
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