Marvel Comics News Digest 10/10 – 10/14/16 With Doctor Aphra, Renew Your Vows, and And Ending A Beginning

This week’s Marvel news has quite a bit of previews, like Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, Champions #2, a new Star Wars comic, and a big story arc for Power Man and Iron Fist.  There’s a Black Widow novel announced, and a new Black Panther comic.  Avengers 1.1 looks to offer a new twist to the thawing of Captain America.  Invincible Iron Man and Deadpool the Duck are set to launch.  There’s a teaser for the upcoming ResurrXion which appears to strike the X-Men line of comics.  What it is exactly is yet to be seen.  There are many characters that have perished in the X-Men universe, so any are up for grabs.  My bets are on Cyclops, the older Jean Grey, and even Professor X.  It’s a small teaser, so anything can still happen with it.

AN ENDING. A BEGINNING.

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STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 – New Ongoing Series Coming This December!

 

New York, NY—October 12th, 2016 — Because you demanded it! Following the blockbuster finale of Darth Vader #25, the fan-favorite character begins a new journey in STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 – the new ongoing series coming this December! From superstar writer Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader) and fan-favorite artist Kev Walker (Marvel Zombies) comes Marvel’s first ongoing series starring an original character created in the comics!

 

“What I wanted to do was show what makes Aphra tick,” says writer Kieron Gillen, in an interview with StarWars.com. “That’s the work I feel I’ve got to do with the character, and that kind of push and pull she has between the stuff she does, which is good and bad”.

 

Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, he’ll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it’s time for a return to what she does best. With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she’s off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim and everywhere in between. Aphra’s got debts to pay after all. Just as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, some Bounty Hunters and just about everyone else in the galaxy!  

 

“We all love Aphra so much,” says Star Wars line Editor Jordan D. White. “We were overjoyed that she found a way to survive the wrath of the Dark Lord. Now, she’s free to continue her rogueish adventures in digging up old droids and weaponry and selling them to the highest bidder…so long as she can stay off the Imperial radar.”

 

This December, the Star Wars galaxy expands into thrilling new directions as Doctor Aphra makes her explosive solo debut. It’s high adventure in deep space when STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere!

 

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 (OCT160975)
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art by KEV WALKER
Cover by KAMOME SHIRAHAMA

Variant Covers by ELSA CHARRETIER (OCT160977) and JAMIE MCKELVIE (OCT160976)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (
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Story Thus Far Variant by SALVADOR LARROCA (
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Droids Variant by ROD REIS (OCT160978)

Blank Variant Also Available (OCT160981)

FOC – 11/14/16, On-Sale – 12/7/16

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Riri Williams Soars in Your First Look at INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1!

The Highly-Anticipated Series Begins November 9th!

New York, NY—October 14th, 2016 — It’s the series you’ve been waiting for! Seen everywhere from TIME, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly and more – the character talked about the world over is making her solo series debut this November! Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look inside INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 – the new series launching as part of Marvel NOW!. Superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis joins rising star artist Stefano Caselli to chronicle the ongoing adventures of Marvel’s newest hero, Riri Williams! Forged on the violent streets of Chicago, this 15-year old MIT student is going it alone and ready to show the Marvel Universe what she can do as Ironheart! Clad in her very own homemade armor, is she ready for all the problems that come with stepping into Iron Man’s jet boots? Where’s a genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist when you need one? Be there as Riri Williams sets out on her own journey when the highly anticipated INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices on November 9th!

 

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Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art & Cover by STEFANO CASELLI

Variant Covers by SKOTTIE YOUNG (SEP160895)

And JEFF DEKAL (SEP160894)

STEAM Variant by MIKE MCKONE (SEP160897)
Hip-Hop Variant by ADI GRANOV (
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Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (SEP160898)
Divided We Stand Variant by TOM RANEY (
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FOC – 10/17/16, On-Sale – 11/09/16

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CHAMPIONS #2 Adds a New Member to the Mix – Your First Look!

New York, NY—October 11th, 2016 —It’s the series that’s been called “a breath of fresh air” (Newsarama), “a revolution” (ComicBook.com) and “a diverse and empowering team for a new generation of readers” (ComicsVerse) – and they’re about to get a new member! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside CHAMPIONS #2 – the thrilling next issue from Eisner Award-winning writer Mark Waid and Eisner Award-nominated artist Humberto Ramos! The Champions’ mission to “change the world” has reached the ears of a prospective new member – Cyclops! Looking to escape the shadow of what he may become, Scott Summers seeks to become a full-fledged member of the Champions. Only not all of his would-be teammates feel the same way! Welcome to the Champions, Cyclops – hope you survive the experience! Don’t miss CHAMPIONS #2 – coming November 2nd!

 

Did you miss the first issue of Champions? Look for a new printing of Champions #1 also hitting stores on November 2nd!

 

CHAMPIONS #2 (SEP161005)

Written by MARK WAID

Art & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

Variant Cover by MICHAEL CHOI (SEP161006)

Steam Variant by PASCAL CAMPION (SEP161007)

Classic Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (SEP161008)

Marvel NOW! Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (SEP161009)

Divided We Stand Variant by MIKE MCKONE (SEP161009)

On Sale 11/02/16!

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BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA #1 Brings
New Stories & New Voices to the Marvel Universe!

New Ongoing Series Spinning Out of Ta-Nehisi Coates & Brian Stelfreeze’s Hit ‘Black Panther’!

                                                                                                              

New York, NY—October 14th, 2016 — Wakanda, the African country and home of the Black Panther, is the most sophisticated and technologically advanced nation on Earth. Its influence reaches across all of the Marvel Universe, and today Marvel Comics is proud to present an all-new series devoted to the exploring the people of this fascinating locale. Spinning directly out of the best-selling Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates & Brian Stelfreeze comes your first look at the highly anticipated BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA #1!

 

Writer Roxane Gay (Bad Feminist, An Untamed State) makes her Marvel Comics debut alongside Ta-Nehisi Coates and artist Alitha E. Martinez to spin a Wakandan love story – its tenderness matched only by its brutality. You know them now as The Midnight Angels, but before that they were just Ayo and Aneka, young women recruited to join the Dora Milaje – an elite task force trained to protect the crown. Even if it means their lives. What happens when your nation needs your hearts and minds, but you’ve already given them to each other?

 

Additionally, the first issue of BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA will feature a 10-page backup story from acclaimed poet Yona Harvey (Hemming the Water) and Coates with artist Afua Richardson that explores the origin of Zenzi, the mysterious leader of The People, the group currently causing so much unrest in Wakanda. T’Challa thinks he knows who Zenzi is and how she got her powers, but he only knows part of the story.

 

This November, one of the most sophisticated and advanced civilizations on Earth expands in bold new directions. Be there as Gay, Harvey, Martinez, Richardson and Coates bring you a Marvel Universe debut that will have the world talking in BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA #1 – coming to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on November 9th!

 

BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA #1 (SEP160917)

Written by ROXANE GAY, YONA HARVEY, and TA-NEHISI COATES

Art by ALITHA E. MARTINEZ and AFUA RICHARDSON

Cover by AFUA RICHARDSON

Variant Covers by BRIAN STELFREEZE (SEP160918) and SKOTTIE YOUNG (SEP160919)

Black Panther 50th Anniversary Variant by NATACHA BUSTOS (SEP160921)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (SEP160922)

Hip-Hop Variant by ALITHA E. MARTINEZ (SEP160920)

Divided We Stand Variant by KHOI PHAM (SEP160923)

Blank Variant Also Available (SEP160924)

FOC – 10/17/16, On-Sale – 11/09/16

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1 Brings the
Spider-Family to Marvel NOW!

New York, NY—October 13th, 2016 — This November, the Parker family is webslinging and wallcrawling their way into comic shops in the highly anticipated AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1! Legendary Spidey scribe Gerry Conway teams with blockbuster artist Ryan Stegman to bring you the ongoing adventures of Peter Parker, Mary Jane Watson and their daughter Annie May! Life is good for Peter and Mary Jane. Working hard, making ends meet – and oh yeah, keeping the streets of New York City safe with their spider powers! You know, normal family stuff. Be there when being Spider-Man becomes a family affair as Peter, MJ and even Annie swing into action in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1. Don’t miss the debut issue everyone will be talking about when it comes to comic shops and digital devices on November 9th!

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1 (SEP160946)

Written by GERRY CONWAY

Art & Cover by RYAN STEGMAN

TOP SECRET ARTIST VARIANT by JOHN ROMITA SR. (AUG168911)

Variant Cover by ADAM KUBERT (SEP160947)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (SEP160949)

Hip-Hop Variant by SAM SPRATT (SEP160948)

Divided We Stand Variant Also Available (SEP160950)

FOC – 10/17/16, On-Sale – 11/09/16

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AVENGERS #1.1 Brings Past Secrets to Light This November!

New York, NY—October 13th, 2016 — The old order changeth – more than you ever suspected! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at AVENGERS #1.1 – a new 5 part story running alongside the highly anticipated Avengers ongoing series! From Eisner Award winning writer Mark Waid and artist Barry Kitson comes a secret from the Avengers past long since buried. For the first time ever, learn what really happened all those years ago when the founding Avengers turned their membership over to a set of new recruits. The recently thawed Captain America is joined by three reformed super villains – Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. Yet as a new group of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes takes shape, uncover the story you were never told. A story that will have direct ramifications on the Avengers of today in Mark Waid and Mike Del Mundo’s Avengers ongoing series! It all starts this November when Waid and Kitson breathe new life into this classic team in AVENGERS #1.1!

 

AVENGERS #1.1 (SEP160925)

Written by MARK WAID

Art & Cover by BARRY KITSON

Variant Covers by ALEX MALEEV (SEP160927) and ALAN DAVIS (SEP160926)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (SEP160928)

FOC – 10/17/16, On-Sale – 11/09/16

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“Harlem Burns” Begins NOW! Your First Look at POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #10!

New York, NY—October 12th, 2016 — The battle for Harlem begins here! Today Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #10 – the first chapter of “Harlem Burns”! Fan-favorite creators David F. Walker and Sanford Greene bring you the first blistering chapter in a new story arc that will have you on the edge of your seats! As Luke and Danny attempt to pick up the pieces from Civil War II, the ultimate turf war erupts from right under their noses! Tombstone, Mr. Fish, Black Cat, Cottonmouth, Mariah Dillard and Runaways’ Alex Wilder are all vying for a piece of the pie. Only one can be victorious, and they don’t care who’s standing in their way! Can Luke and Danny stop these crime bosses from tearing Harlem apart and keep the innocent out of the cross fire at the same time? Be there when the powder keg ignites on November 9th in POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #10!

 

POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #10 (SEP160929)

Written by DAVID F. WALKER

Art & Cover by SANFORD GREENE

Variant Cover by ERIC CANETE (SEP160930)

Divided We Stand Variant by MIKE DEODATO (SEP160931)

FOC – 10/17/16, On-Sale – 11/09/16

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MARVEL INTRODUCES DEADPOOL THE DUCK #1!

Marvel’s Mallard with the Mouth Lands this January

                                                                                                              

New York, NY—October 12, 2016 — What do you get when you take one cynical anthropomorphic duck

(named Howard) and cross it with the smelliest (and most annoying) mercenary in the Marvel Universe? DEADPOOL THE DUCK! Launching this coming Janurary, its high-stakes avian antics as two of Marvel’s most beloved, and crass, heroes merge for an all-new series brought to you by Stuart Moore (CLOAK & DAGGER, THANOS: DEATH SENTENCE Novel) and Jacopo Camagni (DEADPOOL’s SECRET SECRET WARS).

 

When Deadpool is sent on a mission from S.H.I.E.L.D. to capture a high-profile E.T. that is rampaging across the high plains, the snatch-and-grab turns out to be much more complicated than the Merc with a Mouth anticipated. One unfortunate wrong place at the wrong time accident later leaves Deadpool and Howard fighting for control as the newest mercenary of the Marvel Universe!

 

Speaking with Comic Vine, DEADPOOL THE DUCK writer, Stuart Moore, spoke towards what readers can expect as these two characters share the same dark space, “Deadpool is one of Marvel’s funniest characters because he’s just a violent kid at heart, a quasi-cartoon who’s happiest when he can punch and shoot his way out of a problem. Howard is Marvel’s other funniest character, but his humor is much more verbal, more sarcastic and satirical. Putting them together was one of the most fun experiences I’ve had writing a comic.”

 

So break out the chimichangas and crusty bread scraps! DEADPOOL THE DUCK plans to bring readers rabid raccoons, secret laboratories, cramped spaceships, evil corporations, presidential election hangover, gastric distress, and S.H.I.E.L.D. And that’s only issue one!

 

DEADPOOL THE DUCK #1 will be arriving in stores this coming January from Marvel Comics.

 

DEADPOOL THE DUCK #1 & 2

Written by STUART MOORE

Art by JACOPO CAMAGNI

Covers by DAVID NAKAYAMA

On-Sale in December!

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Delving deeper into their powers BLACK WIDOW: RED VENGEANCE (Marvel Press; On-sale: October 11, 2016) from #1 New York Times bestselling author Margaret Stohl reveals more than ever about the infamous assassin Natasha Romanoff and her fledgling hero-in-training Ava Orlova!

With Ivan Somodorov dead, the Widows thought they had closed a chapter of their lives that first bound them together, but his terror network remains, which means there is still more work to be done. But while they search South America for a smuggling ring with ties to their old nemesis, their own Red Room not only attempts to assonate them both but also hack into the shield network. Now Ava and Natasha are entangled in a high-stakes chase around the world where no one is safe, or can be trusted. 

BLACK WIDOW: RED VENGEANCE features all the heart-pounding, Super Hero adventure of the first book Black Widow: Forever Red, while continuing to reveal new perspectives and insights about Black Widow and Red Widow through Stohl’s masterfully-written prose.

About the Author

Margaret Stohl is the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures series. Her solo books include Icons and Idols. Before writing her first novel, Stohl was a veteran of the video-game industry, working with Activision (now Activision Blizzard) and Westwood Studios (now Electronic Arts). Margaret later became a cofounder of 7 Studios with her husband, Lewis Peterson. She has previously been nominated for Most Innovative Game Design at the Game Developers Conference. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband and daughters.

 

 

BLACK WIDOW: FOREVER RED

Marvel Press; Hardcover; ISBN: 9781484773475; eBook 9781-484730027; $17.99US/$18.99 CAN; Ages 12 and up; On sale: October 11, 2016

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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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