Coming from Marvel in July

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Coming from Marvel in July

Post by JD » Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:50 pm

Full solicitations at Newsarama, as usual : http://www.newsarama.com/marvelnew/July ... tions.html

Slightly snarky highlights for this month :

NEW SERIES

- SQUADRON SUPREME 2 #1, by Chaykin & Turini. Picks up after ULTIMATE POWER. I fear the momentum is lost here...

- MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #1, a team-up book featuring Spider-Man, Hulk & Iron Man... Er, isn't there already MA AVENGERS for this ?

- HULK CHRONICLES: WWH #1, a reprint book similar to CIVIL WAR CHRONICLES

NEW MINISERIES

- SECRET INVASION: FRONT LINE #1 (of 5), by Reed & Castiello. Well, there's one for each crossover these days. The only surprise is Reed writing instead of Jenkins (what's happened to him ?)

- TRUE BELIEVERS #1 (of 5), by Bates & Gulacy. A group of information activists in the MU (or, in other words, X-Treme Frontline), if I understand. Has there been any publicity on this ?

- PATSY WALKER: HELLCAT, AGENT OF THE INITIATIVE #1 (of 5), by Kathryn Immonen & David Lafuente. Er, what ? Seriously ? Some people must have loved that MCP story...

- FANTASTIC FOUR: TRUE STORY #1 (of 4), by Cornell & Dominguez. The FF explore the world of fiction. Sounds fun, crazy and timeless.

- SKRULLS VS. POWER PACK #1 (of 4), by Van Lente & Hamscher : the latest PP mini, this time tying in in theme if not in story with the current megacrossover.

- FOOLKILLER: SHORT TIME #1 (of 5), by Hurwitz & Azaceta, MAX : a followup to the recent mini, probably.

- UNIVERSAL WAR ONE #1 (of 6), by Denis Bajram : the second book from the Soleil deal, apparently.

ONESHOTS

- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: BRAND NEW DAY EXTRA!!, by the regular creative team (including new writer Joe Kelly), celebrates the fifth week with an anthology issue.

- X-MEN: ODD MEN OUT features two unpublished stories drawn by Dave Cockrum.

- CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #0, by Loeb & Sale, has a prelude story (the origin of Bucky) for the upcoming mini + various preview materials (sketches, covers, scripts...)

- SKRULLS! ONE-SHOT, from the handbook office

- DARK TOWER: END-WORLD ALMANAC : a sort of handbook, but not from the handbook office

- newuniversal: 1959, by Gillen & Scott, apparently handpicked by Ellis, extends the newuniversal franchise while the new mini is still ongoing.

Glorified fill-in Watch :
- None, surprisingly (if you don't count SI:RUNAWAYS/YA for both RUNAWAYS and YOUNG AVENGERS...)

NOTABLE ISSUES

- SECRET INVASION continues in (deep breath) : SI #4, SI:FF #3, SI:FRONTLINE #1, SI:RUNAWAYS/YA #2, NEW AVENGERS #43, MIGHTY AVENGERS #16, AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #15, BLACK PANTHER #39 (taken over by Aaron & Palo for 3 months), CAPTAIN BRITAIN & MI:13 #3, INCREDIBLE HERCULES #119, MS. MARVEL #29, THUNDERBOLTS #122 (taken over for 4 issues by Gage & Blanco), NEW WARRIORS #14, a mini-crossover inside the crossover in X-FACTOR #33 & SHE-HULK #31, and the SKRULLS! oneshot. There's also a director's cut for SI #1.

- ASTONISHING X-MEN #25 is the debut of Ellis & Bianchi. What's more surprising is the mention of "a SFX tie-in", making it clearly the B-Book to UNCANNY X-MEN #500 (even though it ships before the latter). UNCANNY itself gets a new cowriter (Fraction) and a new art team (Land & the Dodsons) that will later do alternate arcs. The anniversary is also celebrated by MARVEL SPOTLIGHT & a poster book. Meanwhile, the other X-Books seem to have abandonned the "Divided We Stand" branding, even though half of them are still in their opening arcs.

- Swierczynsk & Foreman take over IMMORTAL IRON FIST #17

- It's a good a place as any to mention that the Knaufs have retroactively left IRON MAN: DIRECTOR OF S.H.I.E.L.D. two months ago with #29, and that Stuart Moore has taken over since then.

GONE MISSING THIS MONTH :
- RUNAWAYS, still bidding its time during the crossover
- THE TWELVE : skip month at mid-point ?
- MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN has been missing two months in a row, so I guess it's cancelled. A shame : it was one of the better ones.

NOTABLE COLLECTIONS

- Marvel Masterworks : Golden Age Captain America v2, and Defenders v1
- Essentials : FF v7, Defenders v4, and a new version of Doctor Strange v1

- INVADERS CLASSIC v2.

- The first three of the recent batch of POWER PACK minis somehow get a HC.

- PUNISHER: WELCOME BACK, FRANK PREMIERE HC : this looks like the start of a HC collection of the whole Ennis run, starting with the 2000 maxiseries

- X-MEN: LONGSHOT PREMIERE HC : it's about time !

- MINI MARVELS: ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS DIGEST : I have no idea whether this collects the old or the new strips (maybe both). For some reason, this will have a limited print run (as opposed to what, exactly ?)

- COUNTER X VOL. 1 TPB, collecting the first two X-FORCE arcs of that relaunch (the worst part of it, then), probably to celebrate Ellis' return to the X-franchise.

- For some reason, there is a reprint of the CAPTAIN AMERICA: OPERATION REBIRTH TPB (the pre-Heroes Reborn Waid/Garney run, if I'm not mistaken)


So, what caught up your eye this time ?

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Re: Coming from Marvel in July

Post by Somebody » Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:18 pm

JD wrote:- FANTASTIC FOUR: TRUE STORY #1 (of 4), by Cornell & Dominguez. The FF explore the world of fiction. Sounds fun, crazy and timeless.
Interview: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page ... e&id=15944
JD wrote:- It's a good a place as any to mention that the Knaufs have retroactively left IRON MAN: DIRECTOR OF S.H.I.E.L.D. two months ago with #29, and that Stuart Moore has taken over since then.
According to Newsarama, it's a fill-in arc, not a new writer.

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Re: Coming from Marvel in July

Post by Col_Fury » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:21 pm

JD wrote:- Marvel Masterworks : Golden Age Captain America v2
All right! One more and we're into new material. :D And I'll be buying this one too, just to keep the collection up.

The solicit for X-Men: First Class 14 is absolutely BRILLIANT.

And check out that cover to Secret Invasion 4. :o :D
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Re: Coming from Marvel in July

Post by Somebody » Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:07 am

MINI MARVELS: ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS DIGEST
Written by CHRIS GIARRUSSO
Penciled by CHRIS GIARRUSSO
Cover by CHRIS GIARRUSSO
Here come the Mini Marvels in their very own comedy/adventure digest! Featuring Spidey, Wolvie, Iron Man, Hulk and more Marvel favorites - reimagined for an all-ages audience!
96 PGS./All Ages …$9.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3211-0
Note: This digest will have a limited print run
Final Order Cut-Off 6/26, (On-Sale 7/23/08)
Note the "limited print run"...
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page ... e&id=16179
For any fans that want to see more Mini Marvels, this is your chance. Not everybody at Marvel thinks this thing ought to be published in the first place, so if it doesn’t sell well, the party is over.
Run, don't walk to your comic shop/book shop/online retailer/mail-order retailer of choice, and preorder, immediately.

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Re: Coming from Marvel in July

Post by Col_Fury » Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:17 am

I already have. 8-)

And by 'limited print run', they mean they'll only print enough copies to cover initial orders, and THAT'S IT. So order now and order lots.
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