Marvel is relaunching and somewhat rebooting its comics lineup this year.  Some of the previews are below, and I have my thoughts on it in this post.  Besides the previews is a sale on Marvel Unlimited subscriptions.

A FRESH START

May 2018

New Creative Teams

New Series

New Directions

New Beginnings

Make Mine Marvel!

It all starts today…

Marvel Announces AVENGERS #1

Featuring an all-new creative team and all-new direction!

 

New York, NY—February 20, 2018—New creative teams. New series. New directions. New beginnings. It all kicks off this May with AVENGERS #1!

 

“Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be rolling out new beginnings for a few of our key franchises—new creative teams, new starting points, new storylines—all the big stuff that we’ve been building towards since LEGACY began,” says SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “This isn’t a clearing of the slate—while these new starts will kick off with new #1s, we’ll be maintaining the classic LEGACY issue counts as dual numbering on these titles as well. Oh, and don’t read anything into not seeing a character on the Jim Cheung piece…we can only squeeze so many characters onto there without killing poor Jim!”

 

For more information on AVENGERS #1, including creator interviews, visit IGN.

 

AVENGERS #1

Written by JASON AARON

Art and Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

On Sale 5/2/18

Marvel Announces VENOM #1

Featuring an all-new creative team and all-new direction!

 

New York, NY—February 20, 2018—New creative teams. New series. New directions. New beginnings. It all kicks off this May with VENOM #1!

 

“Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be rolling out new beginnings for a few of our key franchises—new creative teams, new starting points, new storylines—all the big stuff that we’ve been building towards since LEGACY began,” said SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “This isn’t a clearing of the slate—while these new starts will kick off with new #1s, we’ll be maintaining the classic LEGACY issue counts as dual numbering on these titles as well. Oh, and don’t read anything into not seeing a character on the Jim Cheung piece…we can only squeeze so many characters onto there without killing poor Jim!”

 

For more information on VENOM #1, including creator interviews, visit Comicbook.com.

 

VENOM #1

Written by DONNY CATES

Art and Cover by RYAN STEGMAN

On Sale 5/9/18

Marvel Announces BLACK PANTHER #1

Featuring an all-new creative team and all-new direction!

 

New York, NY—February 21, 2018—New creative teams. New series. New directions. New beginnings. It all kicks off this May with BLACK PANTHER #1!

 

“Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be rolling out new beginnings for a few of our key franchises—new creative teams, new starting points, new storylines—all the big stuff that we’ve been building towards since LEGACY began,” said SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “This isn’t a clearing of the slate—while these new starts will kick off with new #1s, we’ll be maintaining the classic LEGACY issue counts as dual numbering on these titles as well. Oh, and don’t read anything into not seeing a character on the Jim Cheung piece…we can only squeeze so many characters onto there without killing poor Jim!”

 

For more information on BLACK PANTHER #1, including creator interviews, visit Marvel.com.

 

For up-to-date information on all new #1 titles, visit http://marvel.com/marvel2018comics.

 

BLACK PANTHER #1

Written by TA-NEHISI COATES

Art and Cover by DANIEL ACUNA

On Sale 5/23/18

CABLE ‘GREATEST HITS’ VARIANTS Starting This March!

Variant Covers Will Showcase Cable Through The Years!

 

New York, NY—February 23, 2018 – Gear up for the Soldier of Fortune’s most colossal arc yet – with these Cable: Greatest Hits variants celebrating Cable’s past (and future) glory! From his original appearance by Rob Liefeld, to his time in the Age of Apocalypse, to his role as guardian of the Mutant Messiah, journey through the time-tossed mutant’s history with these covers by top creators Ryan Stegman, Mike Spicer, Ariel Olivetti, Chris Burnham and more to be announced!

 

Look for Cable’s variant covers on the following titles:

 

  1. CABLE #155 by RYAN STEGMAN AND MIKE SPICER on-sale March 21st!
  2. CABLE #156 by ARIEL OLIVETTI on-sale April 18th!
  3. CABLE #157 by CHRIS BURNHAM on-sale May 16th!
  4. CABLE #158 by TO BE REVEALED
  5. CABLE #159 by TO BE REVEALED

 

 

The first CABLE VARIANT COVER hits comic shops March 21th. Don’t miss your chance to collect all five!

Go Behind The Scenes of THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR!

Jason Aaron talks about Mighty Thor #705, hitting shelves March 2018!

 

New York, NY—February 23, 2018 — For more than three years, Jason Aaron has been building Jane Foster’s story to its epic conclusion – and it all comes together in Mighty Thor #705! This March, don’t miss the final chapter of Thor’s journey, written by Jason Aaron and drawn by Russell Dauterman, as Mangog’s rampage threatens to bring about the end of Asgard as we know it – and the Goddess of Thunder herself.

 

Get the behind the scenes look at THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR #705 featuring writer Jason Aaron!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018: Your First Look!

New York, NY—February 21, 2018—Free Comic Book Day 2018 is your perfect chance to dive into the Marvel Universe – and today, Marvel is excited to reveal your first look at the previously unseen cover of FCBD AVENGERS #1!

 

Stay tuned for more FCBD content to be announced in the coming weeks!

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New York, NY—February 21st, 2018—Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, is offering an annual membership of unlimited reading for $60 for the first year – that’s just $5 a month! Through 2/28/18 11:59 PM ET, new and former subscribers can join Marvel Unlimited at a low monthly rate of $5, gaining a digital library of 20,000+ comics delivered through your desktop web browser and the Marvel Unlimited mobile app! With a cavalcade of comics spanning 75+ years of Marvel history, Marvel Unlimited continues to grow weekly, with newer titles added as early as six months after they’re in stores! See below for offer details.

 

Join as an annual member today and apply promo code PANTHER to have this incredible, curated experience at your fingertips!

 

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