This week was jam-packed with a lot of Fresh Start news.  Black Panther, The Life of Captain Marvel, Deadpool, Tony Stark: Iron Man, and Sentry are all going to re-introduce some longtime characters.  In addition, variant covers for International Women’s Day and Venom are some great things to take a look at.  The March schedule for Marvel Unlimited is out as well.

Marvel Releases BLACK PANTHER #1 Artgerm Variant – Your First Look!

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Daniel Acuña team up for new #1 launch

 

New York, NY—March 7, 2018—This May, Marvel is celebrating the launch of BLACK PANTHER #1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Daniel Acuña with an Artgerm variant cover featuring Wakanda’s Shuri.

 

“Black Panther #1 is a creative challenge for me. My first few books were more philosophical, and while that still rings true here, this is a fast-paced, high-octane story,” said Coates. “And with Daniel Acuña’s art, I think people are really going to feel the energy and intensity here. I wanted people to feel like this is a really fresh storyline, and I think we succeeded in that. It’s meaty, it’s different, and it’s perfect for new readers just coming to the world of T’Challa and Black Panther.’’

 

Take a first look at the Artgerm variant cover for BLACK PANTHER #1 and get ready for an all-new story about the King of Wakanda!

 

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 ACUÑA

Variant Cover by ARTGERM

On Sale 5/23/18

THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 Variant by Joe Quesada: Your First Look!

 

New York, NY—March 9, 2018—This July, Margaret Stohl and Carlos Pacheco will come together to bring Carol Danvers a new story in THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 – and today, Marvel is excited reveal a new variant cover by our own Joe Quesada.

 

“Writing Life of Captain Marvel has already been an extraordinary experience, one of those rare times in a writer’s life when the fictional universe you inhabit seems more real than anything else,” said Margaret Stohl. “I’m so grateful to Sana Amanat and Joe Quesada for helping shape it; they are both just huge blazing talents in the writers room. It’s a deeply personal origin story, a family story, an emotional story — somehow both very big, and very small — and the way Carlos draws it has changed the way I think about comics. He breathes as much life into her as any words ever could, probably more. Life and all the things that means to Carol at the moment — regret and resolve and hope.”

 

“I always knew Joe was an incredible artistic talent, but Life has shown me a new side of him as a creator,” added Stohl. “We truly have joint custody over Carol’s origin story here, and I am so grateful to share her and this journey with him. He has taught me so much about visual storytelling, and heart.”

 

For more information on THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL, including an interview with Margaret Stohl, visit GMA.com.

 

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

 

THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (of 5)

Written by MARGARET STOHL

Art by CARLOS PACHECO

Cover by JULIAN TEDESCO

Variant Cover by JOE QUESADA

On Sale 7/4/18

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Never-Before-Seen Covers!

 

New York, NY—March 8, 2018—In celebration of International Women’s Day, Marvel is excited to show off 10 never-before-seen covers for upcoming issues of some of your favorite stories – brought to you by some of the brightest female artists in the industry!

 

Check out the attached covers and find them on these select titles at your local comic shop starting this April!

 

  1. Black Panther #1 by YASMINE PUTRI
  2. Doctor Aphra #21 by ASHLEY WITTER
  3. Hunt For Wolverine #1 by ELIZABETH TORQUE
  4. Life of Captain Marvel #1 by SANA TAKEDA
  5. Marvel Rising by GURIHIRU
  6. Marvel Rising by GURIHIRU
  7. Marvel Rising Connecting Cover by RIAN GONZALES
  8. Moon Knight #196 by BECKY CLOONAN
  9. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #33 by ERICA HENDERSON
  10. Tales of Suspense #104 by YASMINE PUTRI

Marvel Announces TONY STARK: IRON MAN #1 by Dan Slott & Valerio Schiti

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

 

New York, NY—March 5, 2018—New creative teams. New series. New directions. New beginnings. It all kicks off this June with TONY STARK: IRON MAN #1!

 

“As a futurist, Tony Stark thought he had all the answers. But since coming back from the dead, he now sees the Marvel Universe in a whole new light!” teased editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski. “How does Iron Man continually evolve and stay relevant in a world where technology advances on a daily basis? Well, Dan Slott, Valerio Schiti, and Edgar Delgado are here to answer those questions as they take our Armored Avenger on adventures that push the boundaries comic storytelling and visuals! And Dan writes Tony with such heart…pun intended…we had to put his name in the title.”

 

For more information on TONY STARK: IRON MAN #1, including exclusive interviews, visit Nerdist.com.

 

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

 

TONY STARK: IRON MAN #1

Written by DAN SLOTT

Art and Cover by VALERIO SCHITI

Cover by ALEXANDER LOZANO

On Sale 6/20/18

Marvel Announces DEADPOOL #1 by Skottie Young & Nic Klein

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

 

New York, NY—March 6, 2018—New creative teams. New series. New directions. New beginnings. It all kicks off this June with DEADPOOL #1!

 

Deadpool’s gone through A LOT these past few years, and while he’s accomplished a lot, the merc with the mouth may have taken his eye off his mercenary business for a bit too long,” said series editor Jake Thomas. “So how does a soldier for hire get business back up and running? The only way Deadpool knows how: Maximum effort, reasonable rates.”

 

“Skottie Young has one of the wildest, most unhinged creative minds I’ve ever worked with, and I mean that as the sincerest compliment I can muster,” Thomas continues. “His ideas for Wade are flying fast and furious, this book is going to be a non-stop chaos party as Wade battles his way back on top of the mercenary game using every dirty trick, cheap sales tactic, crass promotional ploy, and underhanded advantage he can…and he’ll be bringing along some old friends for help. As for Nic Klein, he’s one of my favorite artists working, and the work he’s doing on this book is INCREDIBLE. I’ve seen Nic bring humor to a story, but I haven’t seen him go this wild…as a fan of his, an utter joy. You can see the fun he’s having right there in every panel. He’s completely owning every inch of this story. The character work, the world design, the action beats…honestly? It might be TOO good. [Editor] Mark Basso has had to hold me back multiple times from telling Nic to just stop because I can’t take the strange, beautiful glory of those pages anymore. That’s the pain I endure to bring you these amazing Deadpool stories. My blessing and my burden. You’re welcome.”

 

For more information on DEADPOOL, including interviews with the creative team, visit Polygon.

 

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

 

DEADPOOL #1

Written by SKOTTIE YOUNG

Art and Cover by NIC KLEIN

On Sale 6/6/18

Jeff Lemire Returns To Marvel With SENTRY!

Featuring the stellar art of Avengers: No Surrender’s Kim Jacinto!

 

New York, NY—March 7, 2018—This June, The Sentry is returning to the Marvel Universe, along with writer Jeff Lemire (Moon Knight) and Kim Jacinto (Avengers: No Surrender) in an all-new story!

 

“Having made his dramatic and unexpected return in Donny Cates’ DOCTOR STRANGE story, it was a no-brainer for us to move ahead on an actual SENTRY series! And it was my great fortune that Jeff Lemire was eager to lend his talents to the project, as it will live in the sort of off-kilter headspace that his MOON KNIGHT and Black Hammer projects exist in,” said SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “And Kim Jacinto, fresh off of AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER is the perfect artist to help visualize the worlds of this shining champion who’s also got a dark underbelly.”

 

“The Sentry is a fascinating character,” Lemire told Comicbook.com. “I absolutely loved the original Sentry series by Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee when it first came out, so I jumped at the chance to write the character. The Sentry has a lot of emotional depth and a lot for me to dig into in terms of the psychology of the character.”

 

For more information on SENTRY, including interviews with the creative team, visit Comicbook.com.

 

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

 

SENTRY #1

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art by KIM JACINTO

Cover by BRYAN HITCH

Til Death Do Us Part! The X-Wedding Of The Century Is Here!
Your first look at the happy couple by Guggenheim, Noto, and Campbell!

 

New York, NY—March 9, 2018— This April, the most exciting X-MEN GOLD arc yet (issues #26-30) launches with ‘Til Death Do Us Part, culminating in the wedding of Kitty Pryde and Colossus! It’s an event that you won’t want to miss – and neither will any of Marvel’s merry mutants.

 

For the first time, check out the reveal of Kitty and Peter’s dazzling wedding photo, courtesy of J. Scott Campbell, as well as your first look at the uncanny wedding party for X-MEN GOLD #30 by Phil Noto – the oversized wedding issue where Kitty and Peter finally say “I do!”

 

It all starts with X-MEN GOLD #26, arriving this April at your local comic shops.

 

X-MEN GOLD #29

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM

Art by GERALDO BORGES

Cover by PHIL NOTO

On Sale 6/6/18

 

X-MEN GOLD #30

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM

Art by DAVID MARQUEZ

Cover by PHIL NOTO

Variant Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL

On Sale 6/20/18

VENOM 30th ANNIVERSARY VARIANTS Arrive This March!

Your first look at the second batch of variant covers!

 

New York, NY—March 8, 2018— In preparation for Venom’s 30th anniversary, get ready for 20 key moments showcasing the symbiote’s epic history. These anniversary covers will feature art by some of the industry’s top creators and rising stars, including Mark Bagley, Mike Perkins, Francesco Francavilla, Ron Lim, Inhyuk Lee and more!

 

 

  1. ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #33 by DUSTIN WEAVER
  2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #798 by TERRY and RACHEL DODSON
  3. AVENGERS #687 by JAMAL CAMPBELL
  4. BLACK PANTHER #172 by GREG HORN
  5. CAPTAIN AMERICA #700 by MARK BAGLEY
  6. DAREDEVIL #601 by RAMON PEREZ
  7. DOCTOR STRANGE #388 by CHRIS STEVENS
  8. INFINITY COUNTDOWN #2 by RON LIM
  9. INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #599 by AKCHO
  10. MARVEL 2-IN-ONE #5 by DAVE JOHNSON
  11. MIGHTY THOR #706 by MARK BAGLEY
  12. NEW MUTANTS #2 by BENGAL
  13. OLD MAN LOGAN #38 by GREG SMALLWOOD
  14. PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #303 by ROB LIEFELD
  15. THANOS #18 by MIKE PERKINS
  16. VENOM #164 by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
  17. WEAPON H #2 by MIKE MAYHEW
  18. X-MEN: BLUE #25 by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
  19. X-MEN: GOLD #25 by TODD NAUCK
  20. X-MEN: RED #3 by INHYUK LEE

 

 

The first wave of VENOM VARIANT COVERS will hit comic shops on March 7th. Don’t miss your chance to collect all 20 variants, coming to comic shops this February!

MARVEL UNLIMITED EXPANDS THIS MARCH

Digital Subscription library continues to grow with latest updates

 

New York, NY—March 7th, 2018—Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, offers members unlimited access to over 20,000 issues of Marvel’s classic and newer titles, delivered digitally through your desktop web browser and the Marvel Unlimited mobile app. With classic and newer issues added every week, here are some of the amazing Marvel titles coming to Marvel Unlimited this month:

 

 

 

Week of 3/5

 

AMERICA #6

BLACK PANTHER #17

BLACK PANTHER AND THE CREW #6   FINAL ISSUE!

DEADPOOL #35

DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE SORCERERS SUPREME #11

GENERATIONS: HAWKEYE & HAWKEYE #1

TWO ARCHERS. ONE-SHOT. Kate Bishop, A.K.A. Hawkeye, finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a battle royal between the world’s most skilled sharpshooters — including an inexplicably young Clint Barton, A.K.A. the OTHER Hawkeye. The prize? Bragging rights for being named the best, of course — oh, and you get to stay alive! Unfortunately for Clint, several of his competitors are villains he’s taken down, making HIM a primary target. So, on top of figuring out where and WHEN she is, Kate’s got to find a way to win this little contest of skills and keep her not-so-old pal Clint out of the crosshairs… easy, peasy.

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: TELLTALE GAMES #2

INFAMOUS IRON MAN #11

JEAN GREY #6

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #22

SECRET EMPIRE #10   FINAL ISSUE!

SPIDER-GWEN #23

STAR WARS #35

STAR WARS: JEDI OF THE REPUBLIC – MACE WINDU #1

For over a thousand generations, the Jedi have been the peacekeepers of the galaxy – but now, at the dawn of the Clone Wars, they find themselves in a new role: generals in the Army of the Republic. As Mace Windu, one of the Jedi’s greatest warriors, leads a small unit of Jedi into battle shortly after the war begins, the Jedi must make peace with their new role, or be lost to the violence around them!

 

THANOS #10

THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #8

UNCANNY AVENGERS #26

X-MEN: BLUE #10

 

Week of 3/12

 

ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #9

ASTONISHING X-MEN #3

BLACK BOLT #5

CHAMPIONS #12

DAREDEVIL #26

DARTH VADER #5

GENERATION X #6

GENERATIONS: IRON MAN & IRONHEART #1

Riri Williams is given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet Tony Stark – Sorcerer Supreme! Join Ironheart as she discovers things about the Iron Man legacy that will change her forever. IRON MAN writer and Riri co-creator Bendis teams up with the award-winning multimedia artist Marco Rudy to give you a beautiful, unique look at the first step into a new era of Iron Man!

 

HAWKEYE #10

ICEMAN #5

INHUMANS: ONCE AND FUTURE KINGS #2

IRON FIST #7

JESSICA JONES #12

JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – CAPTAIN PHASMA #1

As the excitement ramps up for this December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, come back with us to the final moments of The Force Awakens and the destruction of Starkiller Base to learn the fate of Captain Phasma! Captured by the Resistance and thrown into a garbage masher, we follow the chrome-adorned warrior from the site of the First Order’s biggest defeat to the doorstep of this holiday season’s biggest blockbuster!

 

ROYALS #7

SPIDER-MAN #20

SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #21

STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE ADAPTATION #6   FINAL ISSUE!

THOR VS. HULK: CHAMPIONS OF THE UNIVERSE #1   UNLIMITED DEBUT!

Great entry point for new readers! An Elder of the Universe wants to fight Earth’s strongest hero—but will Thor and Hulk ever agree on who that is? Of course not! They’ll have to run a gauntlet of impossible challenges to prove their worth…but what’s really waiting for them at the finish line?

 

VENOMVERSE #1

THE VENOM EPIC OF THE FALL STARTS HERE! During a routine battle with the villainous Jack O’Lantern, Venom finds himself transported to a far-off world and learns a terrible truth – a deadly new species called the Poisons has emerged from the vastness of space, and to make matters worse, they’re hunting Venoms! Trapped on the planet’s surface with a ragtag band of Venomized heroes, Eddie has no choice but to mount a counteroffensive and hope to find a way home!

 

VENOMVERSE: WAR STORIES #1

Sure, you know about some of the adventures All-New Wolverine, Gwenpool, Ghost Rider, Old Man Logan and Deadpool went on with their symbiotes, but what about the rest?! Featuring a star-studded lineup of creators and characters, including – a VENOMIZED PUNISHER story written and drawn by Declan Shalvey! And the awesome adventures of VENOMIZED ROCKET RACCOON by Magdalene Visaggio!

 

X-MEN: GOLD #11

 

Week of 3/19

 

ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #24

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #32

BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER #7

DEADPOOL #36

DEFENDERS #5

DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE SORCERERS SUPREME #12   FINAL ISSUE!

GENERATIONS: CAPTAIN MARVEL & CAPTAIN MAR-VELL #1

Carol Danvers, THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL, finds herself face-to-face with someone she never thought she’d see again — Mar-Vell of the Kree, THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL! But before she can get to the bottom of this impossible reunion, she gets embroiled in combat with someone who wants the Kree destroyed — talk about terrible timing!

 

GWENPOOL, THE UNBELIEVABLE #20

HULK #10   FINAL ISSUE!

MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #22

  1. MARVEL #22

OLD MAN LOGAN #28

ROCKET #5

RUNAWAYS #1

GET READY TO RUN! The “IT” book of the early 2000s with the original cast is back – Nico! Karolina! Molly! Chase! Old Lace! And, could it be? GERT?! The heart of the Runaways died years ago, but you won’t believe how she returns! Superstar author Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park, Carry On) makes her Marvel debut with fan-favorite artist Kris Anka (ALL-NEW X-MEN, CAPTAIN MARVEL) in the series that will shock you and break your heart!

 

SECRET EMPIRE OMEGA #1   EVENT FINALE!

Hydra has fallen, but the world is still not secure! As the heroes of the Marvel Universe stir from the wreckage of the battlefield, the inevitable rebuilding must begin. However, one question hangs in the air over the proceedings: What redemption can there be for Captain America?

 

SECRET WARRIORS #6

STAR WARS #36

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #12

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #24

UNCANNY AVENGERS #27

VENOMVERSE #2

VISION DIRECTOR’S CUT #4

WEAPON X #8

X-MEN: BLUE #11

ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE 2 #2

 

Week of 3/26

 

ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #10

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #11

AMERICA #7

AVENGERS #11

DOCTOR STRANGE #25

GENERATIONS: MS. MARVEL & MS. MARVEL #1

Ms. Marvel’s falling out with her idol Carol Danvers, a.k.a. the Mighty Captain Marvel, just took a BIZARRE turn! Kamala suddenly finds herself as an intern at Woman Magazine – Carol’s former place of employment! Between cozying up to her boss, filing back issues, and her usual super-heroing, how will Kamala find time to figure out what got her here in the first place?

 

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #11

JEAN GREY #7

JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – CAPTAIN PHASMA #2

LUKE CAGE #5

MONSTERS UNLEASHED #6

PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #4

ROYALS #8

SPIDER-MEN II #3

STAR WARS ANNUAL #3

STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #19

THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #23   FINAL ISSUE!

THOR VS. HULK: CHAMPIONS OF THE UNIVERSE #2

U.S.AVENGERS #10

VENOM #154

VENOMVERSE #3

X-MEN: GOLD #12

 

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