Marvel Comics News May 18 – May 23 2015

This week in Marvel Comics news, it seems that all the Secret Wars saga is starting to come to a close.  In its place will be an All-New Marvel, as the teaser image below shows.  The news of the Secret Wars comics takes up the whole week, and it is really shaping the new universe.

All-New. All-Different

Soars Over The WARZONES! This June!


New York, NY—May 18th, 2015— They are the elite. The best of the best. And this June they are rocketing into Secret Wars for a high-flying, explosive adventure. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at CAPTAIN MARVEL AND THE CAROL CORPS #1 – a brand new Secret Wars series from Blockbuster Captain Marvel creative team Kelly Sue Deconnick and David Lopez along with Marvel newcomer Kelly Thompson! Welcome to Hala Field, where if you’ve got the guts – if you’ve got the moxie, you just might make it as a member of the Carol Corps. The chosen few, the proud, the brightest pilots of all. The Carol Corps soar high above Battleworld, protecting and defending Hala Field from the worst Battleworld has to offer. And the Carol Corps needs people like you! So put on your uniform and strap in for the most high-flying, action packet Captain Marvel series fans have been clamoring for. Prepare for takeoff as CAPTAIN MARVEL AND THE CAROL CORPS #1 comes in for a landing this June!




Art & Cover by DAVID LOPEZ

Variant Cover by MIKE DEODATO (FEB158112)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (APR150836)

Ant-Sized Variant by PASQUAL FERRY (APR150838)

MAOS Variant by DECLAN SHALVEY (APR150837)

FOC – 05/18/15, On-Sale – 06/10/15

THORS #1 Brings the Hammer of Justice to Battleworld This June! 

New York, NY—May 20th, 2015— This June, prepare to meet Battleworld’s steadfast police force, the Thors! Gods of Thunder, doling out justice with a crash of thunder and a crack of lightning. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at THORS #1 – a brand new Secret Wars series from blockbuster writer Jason Aaron (Star Wars, Thor) and Eisner-award winning artist Chris Sprouse (Tom Strong, Multiversity)! The chaos of Secret Wars requires a different kind of lawman. Welcome to the force – whenever there’s trouble on Battleworld, the Thors answer the call. Gods of Thunder from every universe, united in their quest to uphold the law. Keeping the peace, closing cases, and dispensing judgment with their mighty hammers! But a puzzling murder case on Battleworld has changed the rules. One that has the entire corps scrambling to find the murderer. But what they find could unravel the very fabric of reality!


Throg the Frog of Thunder, Beta Ray Thor, Thor Stormborn and many, many more hammer wielders from across the Marvel Universe take center stage to mettle out a new kind of justice. Prepare yourselves for a hard-hitting Marvel Comics police drama the likes of which you’ve never seen before! Bring the thunder this June when THORS #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices!


THORS #1 (APR150714)

Written by JASON AARON

Art & Cover by CHRIS SPROUSE

Variant Cover by DALE KEOWN (APR150715)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (APR150716)

Gwen of Thunder Variant by KRIS ANKA (APR150717)

Ant-Sized Variant by PAUL RENAUD (APR150719)


Blank Cover Also Available (APR150720)

FOC – 05/25/15, On-Sale – 06/17/15

GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #1 Ignites the WARZONES! Above Battleworld This June!


New York, NY—May 21st, 2015— The Marvel Universe has been destroyed. The galaxy may be gone. But there are still places that need defending. Places that need Guardians. Today, Marvel is pleased to preset your first look at GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #1 – the explosive new Secret Wars series from blockbuster creators Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato! High above Battleworld floats the head of a dead Celestial, miraculously saved in the collapse of a universe. Now orbiting the strange, patchwork planet as its solitary moon, Knowhere survives as a colony brimming with convicts and criminals. Yet amid this vile hive of killers, thieves and thugs – there is hope. People who will stand and defend those who cannot defend themselves – the Guardians of Knowhere! But there is a new power rising inside this head of a dead god. Suspended thousands of miles above Battleworld’s surface, a dangerous new foe stalks the alleys and corridors of this floating fortress. A villain with their crosshairs aimed squarely at the Guardians of Knowhere! Who is this new foe and what are they after? No one knows! One thing is for certain – not everyone will walk out of Knowhere unscathed. Don’t miss the pulse-pounding first issue when GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #1 lands in comic shops and on digital devices this June!




Art & Cover by MIKE DEODATO

MAOS Variant by JENNY FRISON (APR150832)

Gwenom Variant by ROB GUILLORY (APR150831)

Connecting Variant A by SKOTTIE YOUNG (APR150833)

Connecting Variant B by SKOTTIE YOUNG (APR150834)

FOC – 06/22/15, On-Sale – 07/15/15

Witch Slaying Warriors in the WARZONES!
Your New Look at 1602 WITCH HUNTER ANGELA #1!

New York, NY—May 18th, 2015— This June – magic and might battle marvelous monstrosities as Angela and Sera take the fight to Battleworld! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at 1602 WITCH HUNTER ANGELA #1 – a brand-new Secret Wars series! Blockbuster writers Marguerite Bennett and Kieron Gillen are joined by artists Stephanie Hans and Marguerite Sauvage for an adventure fueled tale that has to be seen to be believed! In King James’ England, two names are feared above all else – Angela and Sera, scourges of all creatures that haunt their Battleworld domain. They seek a new, seductive evil – not witchbreed, but deal-making Faustians, those who bargain with ancient creatures in return for unnatural power. As wicked evil and malicious shadow creep over the land – will Angela and Sera destroy this evil, or will they succumb to it? The answers lie within this June in 1602 WITCH HUNTER ANGELA #1!






Variant Cover by RICHARD ISANOVE (APR150748)

Gwengela Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (APR150749)

FOC – 05/18/15, On-Sale – 06/10/15

Absolute Evil Comes to the WARZONES!
Your New Look at SQUADRON SINISTER #1!                                                

New York, NY—May 18th, 2015— The Squadron is back! Bigger, better and more evil than ever! This June, the bad guys come out to play! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at SQUADRON SINISTER #1 – an all-new Secret Wars series from writer Marc Guggenheim (Arrow Executive Producer) and artist Carlos Pacheco (Captain America). Hyperion, Nighthawk, Whizzer, Doctor Spectrum and Warrior Woman. Together they make up the deadliest team of villains Battleworld has ever seen. Lording over their domain of Utopolis, they dispense devastating justice to any and all in their path. But will controlling just Utopolis be enough to feed their lust for power? Threats from without and threats from within seek to undo everything Hyperion and his gang have built. Rulers from other domains mobilize against them. Devastating lies and secrets from within the Squadron threaten to tear the team asunder. And seeds sown here bear bitter fruit for the future of the Marvel Universe! The measuring stick for evil just changed and the Squadron Sinister are it! Can anyone stop them? They’ll certainly try. Be there when Battleworld quivers beneath their might in SQUADRON SINISTER #1 this June!





Variant Cover by JIM CHEUNG (APR150778)

Design Variant by CARLOS PACHECO (APR150779)

MAOS Variant Cover by ANNIE WU (APR150780)

Squadron Gwenister Variant by GREG SMALLWOOD (APR150781)

Young Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG (APR150782)

Blank Variant Also Available (APR150783)

FOC – 05/18/15, On-Sale – 06/10/15

RUNAWAYS #1 Unleashes Battleworld’s Brightest Teens This June!


New York, NY—May 22nd, 2015— They are the brightest teens, brought together from all corners of Battleworld to attend the prestigious Doom Institute in the planet’s capital. But this June, they’re going to become…Runaways! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at RUNAWAYS #1, as the cult-favorite hit comes to Secret Wars courtesy of rising comic stars Noelle Stevenson (NIMONA, Lumberjanes) and Sanford Greene (Uncanny Avengers)! Classes, exams, detention. Seems like a normal school, right? Except your headmaster is actually a diabolical super villain, and the final exam is a brutal match to the death! Only one solution: RUN AWAY! Now, super powered teens Molly Hayes, Jubilee, Bucky Barnes, Cloak & Dagger, Amadeus Cho, Skaar and a few new faces are set loose on Battleworld. If they survive the horrors of the Secret Wars, they just might learn a thing or two. Prepare for a new twist on a modern Marvel classic perfect for fans old and new when RUNAWAYS #1 hits comic shops this June!


RUNAWAYS #1 (APR150727)



Variant Cover by PHIL NOTO (APR150728)

FOC – 05/25/15, On-Sale – 06/17/15

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