Coming from Marvel in October

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Coming from Marvel in October

Post by JD » Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:05 pm

Full solicitations at Newsarama, as usual : http://www.newsarama.com/comics/080722- ... tions.html
If you prefer Comic Book Resources, here you go : http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page ... e&id=17331
Or you could go directly to the Marvel website : http://www.marvel.com/catalog/?date=2008-10

Slightly snarky highlights for this month :

NEW SERIES

- SPIDER-MAN: BRAND NEW DAY #1 is a monthly reprint book for ASM.

NEW MINISERIES

- ASTONISHING X-MEN: GHOST BOXES #1 (of 2), by Ellis, Davis & Granov, has some backstory for the main title.

- WOLVERINE: MANIFEST DESTINY #1 (of 4), by Aaron & Segovia, explores Wolverine's reaction to the new SF setting, as the main series can't be bothered doing it (or actually shipping, for what it's worth).

- X-MEN: WORLD'S APART #1 (of 4), by Yost & Neves, explores Storm's conflicted loyalties (between the X-Men & Wakanda), as was obvious by the title alone.

- MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 #1 (of 4), by Van Lente & Walker, is set in main continuity. Apparently happens between the first and second series.

- GHOST RIDER: DANNY KETCH #1 (of 5), by Spurrier & Saltares. Tying in with the main book to explain what's happened to the character.

- CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #1 (of 6) finally starts Loeb & Sale's retelling of Cap's early days. It's officially a bimonthly book, by the way.

- ENDER'S GAME: FIRST SERIES #1 (of 5), by Yost & Ferry. A retelling of the Orson Scott Card novel, of course.

- ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE LAUGHING CORPSE BOOK ONE #1 (of 5), by Hamilton, Ruffner and Lim, is more of the same.

ONESHOTS

- X-MEN: ORIGINAL SIN #1, by Carey, Way, Eaton & Deodato, is the start of a small crossover involving X-MEN: LEGACY (#217) and WOLVERINE: ORIGINS (#29). For some reason, last month's W:O #28 prelude was calling it "Dark Deception"...

- MONSTER-SIZE HULK #1, by Parker & "TBA", features a fight with Frankenstein's Monster.

- CAPTAIN AMERICA: THEATER OF WAR — OPERATION ZERO-POINT (the Knaufs & Breitweiser) is the first of the series of one-shots covering Cap's career. First, 1944.

- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 (yeah, right), by Guggenheim and McKone, promises to reveal the truth about Jackpot.

- It's Ultimate Annuals month ! (though two of them actually appeared the previous month.) On top of the expected ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #3 (Bendis & Lafuente), there's also the curious ULTIMATE CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL #1 (Loeb & JRJR) and ULTIMATE HULK ANNUAL #1 (Loeb, McGuiness & Djurdjevic), despite there being no such series. Is this a hint of the post-Ultimatum reshuffle ?

- Speaking of Ultimatum, we also get a MARCH ON ULTIMATUM SAGA recap book (as well as a MARVEL SPOTLIGHT issue).

Glorified fill-in Watch :
- THOR: THE TRUTH OF HISTORY #1, by Alan Davis, has the norse gods visiting Ancient Egypt.
- GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #1, by Parker and assorted artists

NOTABLE ISSUES

- Secret Invasion is slightly down to 15 issues this month : SI #7, SI: FRONTLINE #4, SI: INHUMANS #3, SI: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 (the "SI: SPIDER-MAN BND" mini has been retitled), SI: THOR #3, SI: X-MEN #3, NEW AVENGERS #46, MIGHTY AVENGERS #19, AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #18, DEADPOOL #3, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6, NOVA #18, IRON MAN: DIRECTOR OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #34, PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #24 and THUNDERBOLTS #125.

- GHOST RIDER #28 is double-sized for some reason (yeah, it's a new storyline, but it's still random).

- Again, NEW EXILES ships twice.

GONE MISSING THIS MONTH :
- ASTONISHING X-MEN (duh)
- THOR (becoming bimonthly by now)
- WOLVERINE (for the second month running)
- BLACK PANTHER. Uh oh : the title is selling in the danger zone, so it might be cancelled...
- ULTIMATE X-MEN & ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR : they're probably cancelled due to the Ultimatum reshuffle.
- X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
- IRON MAN: VIVA LAS VEGAS, for the third month running. Why is Granov doing some fill-ins for AXM instead ?
- PATSY WALKER: HELLCAT. Again, the artist is doing an USM annual instead. What are they thinking ?
- Most of the Icon books (except CRIMINAL), as they're all running late

NOTABLE COLLECTIONS

- Marvel Masterworks : Atlas Era Journey Into Mystery v1, & X-Men v7 (collecting some of their appearances in the reprint era, including the Beast strip in AMAZING ADVENTURES)
- Essentials : Marvel Horror v2

- SECRET WARS OMNIBUS HC, including THOR #383, SHE-HULK #10, and WHAT IF? v2 #4 and #114

- Random old storylines : IRON MAN: THE DRAGON SEED SAGA TPB (IM #270-275, by Byrne) & SPIDER-MAN: A NEW GOBLIN TPB (ASM #176-180, by Wein & Andru).

- The WEAPON OMEGA strip from MCP gets a TPB.

- PUNISHER MAX: FROM FIRST TO LAST TPB collects THE TYGER, THE CELL & THE END oneshots (weren't at least some of those already collected ?)

So, what caught up your eye this time ?

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Re: Coming from Marvel in October

Post by Col_Fury » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:41 pm

JD wrote:- CAPTAIN AMERICA: THEATER OF WAR — OPERATION ZERO-POINT (the Knaufs & Breitweiser) is the first of the series of one-shots covering Cap's career. First, 1944.
Sign me up!
JD wrote:- WOLVERINE: MANIFEST DESTINY #1 (of 4), by Aaron & Segovia, explores Wolverine's reaction to the new SF setting, as the main series can't be bothered doing it (or actually shipping, for what it's worth).
That is confusing. His Divided We Stand arc was in the main book, and yet the 'The End' type arc is bumping this out, which I would think would be better suited for a mini anyway. But what do I know? Marvel's making millions and I'm not.
JD wrote:- GHOST RIDER: DANNY KETCH #1 (of 5), by Spurrier & Saltares. Tying in with the main book to explain what's happened to the character.
Huh. Color me interested.
JD wrote:- CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #1 (of 6) finally starts Loeb & Sale's retelling of Cap's early days. It's officially a bimonthly book, by the way.
Bimonthly? Dang it.
JD wrote:- THOR: THE TRUTH OF HISTORY #1, by Alan Davis, has the norse gods visiting Ancient Egypt.
Ooh! Alan Davis!
JD wrote:- GHOST RIDER #28 is double-sized for some reason (yeah, it's a new storyline, but it's still random).
Well, if we add the 7 issues of his Marvel Spotlight debut, plus the 81 issue Johnny Blaze series, plus the 94 issue(93 + Finale/#94) Dan Ketch series, plus the 6 issue Hammer Lane mini, plus the 6 issue Ennis mini, plus 28 issues of the current run, we get issue #222! That's kind of neat, right?
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Re: Coming from Marvel in October

Post by rhod » Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:15 pm

Which is one third of the Ghost Rider-relevant number of the beast?

If I could only believe that that was intentional...
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