Marvel Comics News Digest 12/7 – 12/11/15

This week features something just in time for Christmas: a discount on Marvel Unlimited!  For a limited time you can get the first month free!  Elsewhere in the Marvel Comics continuity are previews of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., second printings of some of the recent All New All Different Marvel series, an Apocalypse War with the X-Men, and a Deadpool and Spider-Man team-up comic…or is it battle?

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AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 Packs a High-Octane
Spy-Fueled Punch This January!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—December 10th, 2015 — This January, Coulson and his team step out of the shadows and into the light as the Marvel Universe’s crack team of spies re-assembles for AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 – a blockbuster new ongoing series! Series writer Marc Guggenheim (Arrow Executive Producer, X-Men) and artist German Peralta (Moon Knight) weave a tale of espionage, action, intrigue, and danger in an in-continuity series inspired by the hit television show Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Coulson and his team – May, Fitz, Simmons, Deathlok, Mockingbird and Quake bring the brains and brawn to tackle any situation the Marvel Universe can throw at them. But have they met their match when a dark secret from Coulson’s past threatens to tear S.H.I.E.L.D. apart from the inside? What exactly are the “Coulson Protocols”? And what is Iron Man doing there? Those answers and more lie inside the bombastic debut of AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #1!

                                                                                                                                                                    

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 (NOV150768)

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM

Art by GERMAN PERALTA

Cover by MIKE NORTON
Variant Cover by DAN PANOSIAN (
NOV150769)
Hip-Hop Variant by DAVE JOHNSON (
NOV150770)

MAOS Variant by JIM CHEUNG (NOV150771)

Deadpool Variant by MARK BAGLEY (NOV150772)

FOC – 12/14/15, On-Sale – 01/13/16

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APOCALYPSE WARS – Three Epic X-Men Stories, One Unstoppable Evil!
Extraordinary X-Men, Uncanny X-Men & All-New X-Men Meet Apocalypse in 2016!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—December 11th, 2015 — This Spring, one of the X-Men’s greatest foes wages a cataclysmic battle on three fronts. Today, Marvel is pleased to announce APOCALYPSE WARS, three blockbuster stories taking place across the three can’t-miss X-Men titles!  

 

“In the same vein as the classic event “Fall of the Mutants”, APOCALYPSE WARS is a thematic crossover that sees each of the three X-Men titles telling an Apocalypse-centric story organic to its own mission statement,” says Editor Daniel Ketchum. “Because it’s not a single tightly-knit storyline, each creative team has the breathing room to tell their unique version of an Apocalypse story that will have lasting consequences for their cast of X-Men.”

 

It all kicks off this March in EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #8, as Jeff Lemire and Humberto Ramos take you into the distant future! Mutantkind is an endangered species once more. What better way to ensure your people make it to tomorrow…than to skip right to it? As the mutant race’s last hope is jettisoned into the time stream, it’s intercepted by one of their most formidable adversaries – APOCALYPSE. Now, Storm and the Extraordinary X-Men must race into a perilous and deadly future if they are to have any hope of reclaiming the present!

 

Then in April, Cullen Bunn and Ken Lashley bring the “Apocalypse Wars” to Magneto and his squad in UNCANNY X-MEN #6. There is something wrong with Archangel. Aim him at his target and he will destroy. Beyond that, he is little more than a lifeless drone. And it’s time Psylocke got to the bottom of why. What really happened to put him in this state? Only one thing’s for sure: her quest to uncover the truth will lead to a lot more than she bargained for…

 

Finally, in May, ask yourself – can you change your fate? As the young X-Men strive to shirk the legacies left to them by their older counterparts, they’ll crash headlong into “Apocalypse Wars” in Dennis Hopeless & Mark Bagley’s ALL-NEW X-MEN #9!  Their uncertain future hangs heaviest on young Evan – also known as Kid Apocalypse. Is he destined to become a genocidal madman like his namesake? Or will he rise above? He will be tested like never before, and truth will shock you!

 

One of their most dangerous adversaries has returned, to strike at the X-Men from three sides. Don’t miss the start of APOCALYPSE WARS when it comes to EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #8, UNCANNY X-MEN #6 and ALL-NEW X-MEN #9 this Spring!

 

EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #8

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

On Sale This March!

 

UNCANNY X-MEN #6

Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art by KEN LASHLEY

On Sale This April!

 

ALL-NEW X-MEN #9

Written by DENNIS HOPELESS

Art and Cover by MARK BAGLEY

On Sale This May!

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Mouthy Merc Meets Webbed Wonder – Your New Look

at SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #1!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—December 7th, 2015 —Two great tastes that taste great together! Now starring together in their own ongoing series! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look inside SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #1 – wallcrawling, wisecracking and bad guy stabbing into your hearts this January! Blockbuster creators and legendary Deadpool creative team of Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness reunite once more to chronicle the ongoing adventures of Peter Parker and Wade Wilson! Deadpool LOVES Spider-Man. Spider-Man HATES Deadpool. What could go wrong? More importantly – what on Earth could bring these two together for a titanic team-up in the mighty Marvel manner? Find out this January as the World’s Greatest Super Hero and the star of the World’s Greatest Comic Magazine collide in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #1!

 

SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #1 (NOV150751)

Written by JOE KELLY

Art & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

Variant Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO (NOV150755)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (NOV150753)

Hip-Hop Variant by DAVE JOHNSON (NOV150752)

Action Figure Photo Variant Also Available (NOV150756)

Deadpool Variant by WILL SLINEY (NOV150754)

FOC – 12/07/15, On-Sale 01/06/16

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Missed These Exciting All-New, All-Different Marvel Titles?

Don’t Miss These Explosive Second Printings!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—December 9th, 2015 — The Marvel Universe is charging forward with bold new status quos and blockbuster new stories. Don’t get left behind as your favorite characters and creators explode on to the scene with some of the hottest new titles in the industry! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce over 15 Marvel titles will return to local comic shops in January for second printings!

 

“We’re excited that our new slate of titles has taken everyone by surprise,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Retailers have reported that they can’t keep up with demand so we’re taking additional steps to ensure there are extra copies out there. We’re currently actively promoting second issues and new story arcs, but we want to ensure that these titles are accessible, and most importantly, available for fans and readers to enjoy. ”

 

It’s never been a better time to jump in to the Marvel Universe, and the critics agree. All-New, All-Different Marvel is a hit! Here’s what some of the critics had to say:

 

“Marvel is changing the game”Vox.com

 

“A breath of fresh air.” – Nerdist

 

“Refreshingly different” – Kotaku

 

Sorcerers supreme, teenage wallcrawlers, a young girl & her prehistoric pal, a brand new day for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and so much more await you in the recharged Marvel Universe.  Be there when All-New, All-Different Avengers #2, All-New Inhumans #1, All-New X-Men #1, All-New Wolverine #2, Carnage #2, Daredevil #1, Doctor Strange #3, Extraordinary X-Men #3, Hercules #2, Howard the Duck #2, Invincible Iron Man #4, Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #1, Nova #2, Spider-Woman #1, Spidey #1, Star Wars #13, Totally Awesome Hulk #1 all return to comic shops in early 2016!

 

Did you miss out on your chance to get your hands on any of those exciting issues?  We’re just getting started – so hop on board the titles that are burning up the charts and have the whole comics industry talking!

 

ALL-NEW ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #2 SEC PRINT (OCT158851)

ALL-NEW INHUMANS #1 SEC PRINT (OCT158850)           

HERCULES #2 SEC PRINT (OCT158852)

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #1 SEC PRINT (OCT158853)

SPIDER-WOMAN #1 SEC PRINT (OCT158854)

TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #1 SEC PRINT (OCT158855)

FOC – 12/14/15, On-Sale – 1/13/16

 

ALL-NEW X-MEN #1 SEC PRINT (OCT158856)

DAREDEVIL #1 SEC PRINT (OCT158857)

DOCTOR STRANGE #3 SEC PRINT (OCT158858)

HOWARD THE DUCK #2 SEC PRINT (OCT158859)

HOWARD THE DUCK #2 GWENPOOL SEC PRINT (OCT158860)

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #4 SEC PRINT (OCT158861)

FOC – 12/21/15, On-Sale – 1/20/16

 

ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #2 SEC PRINT (OCT158862)

CARNAGE #2 SEC PRINT (OCT158863)

EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #3 SEC PRINT (OCT158864)

NOVA #2 SEC PRINT (OCT158865)

SPIDEY #1 SEC PRINT (OCT158866)

STAR WARS #13 VDWN SEC PRINT (OCT158867)

FOC – 12/21/15, On-Sale – 1/27/16

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Murray the Bellhop covers Knott’s Berry Farm, Marvel, and also helps with DAPs Magic’s Disneyland coverage. He also hosts DAPscast and helps produce Geeks Corner.

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