Marvel Comics News Digest 10/17 – 10/21/16 Featuring Hail Hydra and RessurXion

This is a big size digest of Marvel news.  The biggest is of RessurXion – several teaser images of new X-Men comics.  Each image has portions taken from the past, both recent and long ago.  It’s believed that these are hints to the direction each series will take.  A couple characters will have their first ongoing series.  It’s also nice to see and note that a couple nods to the 90’s will exist in a new form.

Other than the mutant news, Hail Hydra will be a big storyline in Captain America.  Inhumans vs. X-Men is heating up.  Squirrel Girl will have a big issue soon.  Thanos gets his own comic, as well as Slapstick.  Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet has another episode.  Monsters Unleashed is coming soon.  Civil War II’s last issue is coming sooner than expected.  Clone Conspiracy gets another printing.  And Marvel Comics gets translated.  Like I said, it’s a larger sized digest this week, so check it all out below!

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“Hail Hydra” Begins NOW! Your First Look at CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #7!

New York, NY—October 17th, 2016 — The next chapter in the sensational saga of Captain America begins here! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #7 – the first installment in the next exciting story arc “Hail Hydra”! Blockbuster creators Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz re-unite once more as Hydra’s tentacles slowly tighten around the Marvel Universe! Civil War II may have ended, but Steve Rogers and his machinations are just beginning! S.H.I.E.L.D is coming apart at the seams as the Red Skull marches across Europe, with an army at his back. Steve Rogers can only smile – everything is going according to plan. Be there for the start of a new jumping on point as Hydra comes to Marvel NOW! in CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #7 – on-sale November 9th!

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #1 (SEP160907)

Written by NICK SPENCER

Art by JESUS SAIZ

Cover by STEPHANIE HANS

Variant Cover by JAY ANACLETO (SEP160908)

Story Thus Far Variant by STEVE EPTING (SEP160909)

Classic Variant by BOB MCLEOD (SEP160910)

Divided We Stand Variant by MIKE MCKONE (SEP160911)

FOC – 10/17/16, On-Sale – 11/09/16

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The War For Survival Begins in Your First Look at INHUMANS VS. X-MEN #1!

                                                                                                                                   

New York, NY—October 21st, 2016 — Two super-powered races clash this December as Mutantkind and Inhumanity collide with the fates of their species at stake! Prepare for battle as Charles Soule (Uncanny Inhumans), Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men) and Leinil Yu (Secret Invasion) bring you the two groups to war in the explosive INHUMANS VS. X-MEN #1!

The Terrigen Mists roll across the planet, birthing new Inhumans and poisoning the planet’s Mutants. Tensions are about to reach their boiling point as time is running out! Terrigen is on the verge of reaching a saturation point in the Earth’s atmosphere. The ultimatum is clear – the X-Men must destroy the mists, or risk Earth becoming forever poisonous to their kind. With their backs to the wall, it’s win now…or go extinct. Only one problem – the Inhumans won’t go down without a fight! And they’re calling in everyone!  

Time for these two Marvel mainstays to put it all on the line as they go head to head. Neither can survive while the other persists. Who will be left standing? It’s all been leading to this! The ultimate war for survival kicks off on December 14th in INHUMANS VS. X-MEN #1!

INHUMANS VS. X-MEN #1 (SEP160868)
INHUMANS VS. X-MEN LAUNCH PARTY OPT-IN (
SEP160878)
ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (SEP160871)
BLACK PANTHER 50TH ANNIVERSARY COVER BY MIKE DEL MUNDO (JUL168644)
VARIANT COVER BY MICHAEL CHO (SEP160871)
VARIANT COVER BY KENNETH ROCAFORT (SEP160872)
PARTY VARIANT BY CHIP ZDARSKY (SEP160876)
PARTY SKETCH VARIANT BY CHIP ZDARSKY ALSO AVAILABLE
HIP-HOP VARIANT BY WILFRED SANTIAGO (SEP160875)
INHUMANS VARIANT BY TERRY DODSON (SEP160873)
PREMIERE VARIANT BY LEINIL FRANCIS YU (SEP160877)
X-MEN VARIANT BY ARDIAN SYAF (SEP160874)
BLANK COVER VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE (SEP160870)
Written by CHARLES SOULE & JEFF LEMIRE
Art & Cover by LEINIL YU
FOC – 10/24/16, On-Sale – 12/14/16

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INHUMANS VS. X-MEN #1 Launch Parties Bring The Epic Clash to Your Local Comic Shop!

                                                                                                                                   

New York, NY—October 20th, 2016 — The battle for survival begins as two super-powered races clash in a battle for their very existence! The fuse is lit in the current Death of X prelude series, but this December – the powder keg explodes in the can’t-miss INHUMANS VS. X-MEN #1! We’re closing out 2016 with a bang and making sure retailers everywhere are locked and loaded for this massive 6-issue series with INHUMANS VS. X-MEN LAUNCH PARTIES! Not only is your local retailer the place to be on December 14th for the release of the first issue, but you’ll also be able get your hands on some special items exclusive to these launch parties!

To ensure the launch of INHUMANS VS. X-MEN is a sales success, each retailer opting in to the event will receive an Inhumans vs. X-Men Party Kit, containing exclusive promotional materials and sales tools to assist their efforts. Check your Marvel Mailer for more information on how to opt-in by 10/24 (SEP160878) to ensure access to these items.

 

“These two groups have been on a collision course for a while, but neither is ready for how big this fight is going to get,” says David Gabriel, Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing. “As tensions reach their boiling point, it’s time to settle this grudge match once and for all. Inhumans vs. X-Men will provide the Marvel Universe with some explosive endings for some and blockbuster beginnings for others so we’re backing retailers with incentives, variant and more. There’s a lot of twists and turns to come and we want fans buzzing all the way through the entire event!”

 

All qualifying retailers will receive the following as part of the Inhumans vs. X-Men Party Kit:

 

IVX Invitational Postcard

Deep Ordering Discounts

Access to Exclusive First Looks & Previews

IVX 2017 Calendar Promotional Item

IVX Leinil Yu Lithographs

IVX Chip Zdarsky Party Sketch Variant

Downloadable Cake Toppers

 

But that’s not all! Retailers who qualify will also be eligible to order the INHUMANS VS. X-MEN #1 Zdarsky Party Variant! From Eisner Award-winning artist Chip Zdarsky brings Inhumans and X-Men together for a can’t-miss cover!

 

Retailers are encouraged to check their Marvel Mailer and Diamond Daily for more information about Inhumans vs. X-Men and Inhumans vs. X-Men Launch Parties.  The battle lines are drawn. As the Terrigen Mists roll across the Earth, killing mutants while birthing new Inhumans – the situation is clear and the war is unavoidable. The question is, when the dust settles, who will be left standing? Find out this December as blockbuster creators Charles Soule, Jeff Lemire and Leinil Yu bring you INHUMANS VS. X-MEN #1!

 

INHUMANS VS. X-MEN #1 (SEP160868)
INHUMANS VS. X-MEN LAUNCH PARTY OPT-IN (
SEP160878)
ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (SEP160871)
BLACK PANTHER 50TH ANNIVERSARY COVER BY MIKE DEL MUNDO (JUL168644)
VARIANT COVER BY MICHAEL CHO (SEP160871)
VARIANT COVER BY KENNETH ROCAFORT (SEP160872)
PARTY VARIANT BY CHIP ZDARSKY (SEP160876)
PARTY SKETCH VARIANT BY CHIP ZDARSKY ALSO AVAILABLE
HIP-HOP VARIANT BY WILFRED SANTIAGO (SEP160875)
INHUMANS VARIANT BY TERRY DODSON (SEP160873)
PREMIERE VARIANT BY LEINIL FRANCIS YU (SEP160877)
X-MEN VARIANT BY ARDIAN SYAF (SEP160874)
BLANK COVER VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE (SEP160870)
Written by CHARLES SOULE & JEFF LEMIRE
Art & Cover by LEINIL YU
FOC – 10/24/16, On-Sale – 12/14/16

THANOS #1 Brings the Mad Titan to Marvel NOW!

New York, NY—October 20th, 2016 — He is the greatest evil the universe has ever known. An unstoppable force whose name is whispered in hushed tones across the galaxy. Feared from one end of the cosmos to the other, he’s returned to take back what is rightfully his! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside THANOS #1 – the new ongoing series from all-star creators Jeff Lemire (Moon Knight, Death of X) and Mike Deodato (Avengers, Invincible Iron Man)! Venture into the dark depths of one of Marvel’s most vile villains as he enacts vengeance on all who would stand in his way. In his absence, Thanos’ grip on the cosmos has loosened. As he returns to the stars to terrorize the galaxy once more, reborn and reinvigorated – are there any that can stop him? Many will try, including members of his own family – Thane, Starfox and many others. Will they succeed where others have failed?

 

This November, it’s good to be bad. Be there when unspeakable evil comes to comic shops on November 16th in THANOS #1!

 

THANOS #1 (SEP160912)

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art & Cover by MIKE DEODATO

Variant Covers by RON LIM (SEP160913) and JEFF DEKAL (SEP160914)

Toy Variant by ALEX KROPINAK (SEP160915)

Hip-Hop Variant by MIKE DEL MUNDO (SEP160916)

FOC – 10/24/16, On-Sale – 11/16/16

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MONSTERS UNLEASHED Unleashes Monster-Sized Tie-Ins!

Oversized One-Shots For Your Favorite Titles Beginning January!

New York, NY—October 18th, 2016 — This January, it’s all hands on deck as the Avengers, the Champions, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men, the Inhumans and more stand toe-to-toe with hordes of giant monsters in MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1! As Cullen Bunn and five of the biggest artists in the industry bring you a spectacular clash of heroes vs. monsters, the action is spilling out into the rest of the Marvel Universe! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #1.MU and AVENGERS #1.MU as the first two one-shots getting in on the massive monster mayhem!

 

“Monsters Unleashed is rampaging across the Marvel Universe and a select few of your favorite titles this January,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Eight oversized .MU one-shots that add even more over-the-top widescreen action than the main Monsters Unleashed series can contain. Who doesn’t want to see the Avengers, Spider-Man and Deadpool throw down with some giant monsters?”  

 

It all kicks off in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #1.MU, as the Marvel’s resident odd couple comes face-to-face(-to face?) with one of the hundreds of giant behemoths smashing and stomping their way across the Marvel Universe! Spider-Man swings into action, but what can one wallcrawler do against just one of these massive monstrosities? Thankfully he has Deadpool backing him up! Just kidding, Deadpool is going to be about as helpful as he usually is. Then, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes take the fight to the monsters in AVENGERS #1. MU! Can a team of some of the strongest characters around hold the line against the monster invasion? Or will they be crushed like everyone else?

 

We’re just getting started, True Believer! You won’t want to miss the massive monster mayhem as Monsters Unleashed rampages across some of your favorite titles next year! Don’t miss AVENGERS #1.MU and SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #1.MU when they come to comic shops and digital devices in Jaunuary! Plus, look for more oversized .MU one-shots coming to some of your favorite titles in February and March.

 

SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #1.MU

Written by JOSHUA CORIN

Art by TIGH WALKER

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

40 pgs. – On Sale in January!

 

AVENGERS #1.MU

Written by JIM ZUB

Art by SEAN IZAAKSE

Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA

40 pgs. – On Sale in January!

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THE CLONE CONSPIRACY #1 Clones Up a Third Printing!

 

New York, NY—October 20th, 2016 —Just like the Jackal himself, The Clone Conspiracy #1 keeps making new copies! Following a rapid sell-out of both the first and second printing at the distributor level, Marvel is pleased to announce that THE CLONE CONSPIRACY #1 will return to comic shops for a third printing! Copies may still be available at retail level, and now is your chance to jump on board the next turning point in the life of the Amazing Spider-Man! The world is already talking, so don’t get left behind because the story is just getting started!

 

Everything you can and should expect from a Spider-Man event packaged up in a smart, strong introductory chapter.” – Comicosity

 

“We’ve waited a long time for this series, and I can honestly say that it was well worth the wait.” – ComicWOW!

 

“Cheung and Ponsor are working magic on the pages of this book” – All-Comic

 

That’s just the first issue! The Clone Conspiracy is gearing up to serve up even more twists and turns than you can imagine. It’s not too late to get caught up! A second printing of THE CLONE CONSPIRACY #1 will arrive in comic shops on 11/2 with the new third printing arriving later in November!

 

Plus, don’t miss the exciting continuation when THE CLONE CONSPIRACY #2 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on 11/9!

 

THE CLONE CONSPIRACY #1 THIRD PRINTING (SEP168230)

Written by DAN SLOTT

Art by JIM CHEUNG

Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

FOC – 10/31/16, On-Sale – 11/23/16

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SLAPSTICK #1 – The Newest Marvel Infinite Comic Available Now!

“9/10” – Newsarama, on Slapstick #1

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY— October 19th, 2016 — The living cartoon comes to Marvel NOW! Just don’t try this at home, kids! SLAPSTICK #1 – the newest Marvel Infinite Comic series is taking digital devices everywhere by storm, and you can get your hands on the first issue available today! Creators Fred Van Lente, Reilly Brown and Diego Olortegui bring you a zany, over-the-top debut that should not be missed!

 

Get SLAPSTICK #1 Now Via the Marvel Digital Comics Shop

 

If you think Deadpool is too high brow, boy are you in for a treat! When Steve Harmon, average New Jersey teenager was zapped by mysterious extradimensional energy, he was turned in to Slapstick – the living cartoon! Still with us? Now, after quitting the Mercs for Money, Slapstick is striking out on his own, taking freelance mercenary jobs and moving back in with is parents. Take that Deadpool! But when an army of hostile cartoon characters invades the Marvel Universe, who will save us? Probably Slapstick – it’s his book after all.

 

Specially designed and optimized for digital devices, Marvel Infinite Comics push the boundaries of what’s possible with digital comics. Taking full advantage of the latest technology, Marvel Inifinite Comics showcase the new storytelling possibilities of a digital canvas while still staying true to the medium’s greatest strengths!

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CIVIL WAR II #7 Arrives One Week Early!

                                                                                                                                   

New York, NY—October 19th, 2016 — Even Ulysses couldn’t have predicted this! The penultimate issue of Civil War II will now reach comic shops and digital devices on November 23rd! Retailers, please take note of the new FOC. Brian Michael Bendis & David Marquez’s epic story is rocketing toward conclusion, and now you can get your hands on it even earlier than expected! Don’t miss CIVIL WAR II #7 – on sale 11/23! Plus, don’t miss CIVIL WAR II #6, on-sale next week!

 

CIVIL WAR II #7 (AUG160866)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art by DAVID MARQUEZ

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Variant Covers by MICHAEL CHO (AUG160867), PHIL NOTO (AUG160870),

And CHRIS SPROUSE (AUG160871)

Captain America Variant by JIM STERANKO (AUG160869)

Connecting Variant H by KIM JUNG GI (AUG160868)

NEW FOC – 10/31/16, NEW On-Sale – 11/23/16

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UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL BEATS UP THE MARVEL UNIVERSE – Available NOW!

Watch the Official Launch Trailer & Read the First 5 Pages!

                                                                                                                                   

New York, NY—October 19th, 2016 — Eats nuts, kicks butts! Proof that we’re living in the best of all possible worlds – there’s a Squirrel Girl graphic novel and it’s available now! Read it! Enjoy it! Horde it away for the coming winter! Whatever you do, just don’t miss THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL BEATS UP THE MARVEL UNIVERSE OGN – available now digitally and wherever books are sold!

 

Watch the Official Trailer for The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe OGN

 

The Eisner Nominated “Best New Series” brings you an all-new standalone adventure that’s great for die-hard fans and perfect for new readers! Fan-favorite creators Ryan North and Erica Henderson deliver a full length graphic novel that shows the world just how unbeatable Squirrel Girl can be! Sure she’s defeated Thanos, Galactus and even Doctor Doom (twice, but who’s counting). But now, she comes face-to-face with her most dangerous enemy yet – HERSELF! Specifically, an evil duplicate bent on defeating every hero in the Marvel Universe. What happens when two unbeatable super heroines clash? Find out here!

 

It’s a book that is “crackling on every page” (Newsarama) and “more than a really fun and funny comic book” (School Library Journal) – and now it can be yours! Don’t miss THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL BEATS UP THE MARVEL UNIVERSE OGN, available now!

 

 

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL BEATS UP THE MARVEL UNIVERSE OGN

Written by RYAN NORTH
Art & Cover by ERICA HENDERSON

On Sale Now!

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MARVEL COMICS PROUDLY PRESENTS

“BLACK PANTHER: A NATION UNDER OUR FEET – PART SIX”

FEATURING THE WORLD DEBUT OF

“NO FEAR” BY JEFF N FESS

 

Innovative Marvel Video Series Bridges Marvel Comics with Top Music Talent

 

New York, NY—October 19, 2016 — Today, Marvel Comics continues to present this year’s breakout Marvel Super Hero – the Black Panther – through a monthly video series that continues to link the world of comics and hip-hop blending animated comics along with commentary from Black Panther writer, Ta-Nehisi Coates.  Additionally, “Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet – Part Six” is launching the brand new track, “No Fear” by Jeff N Fess.

 

Within Marvel Comics’ Black Panther, written by The Atlantic national correspondent and National Book Award winner, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Black Panther confronts a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before! With no one left to trust, T’Challa leans the only people he can trust: Luke Cage, Misty Knight, and Storm. But Wakanda may be too far gone for this all-new, all different CREW.

 

Continuing the excitement surrounding Marvel’s celebrated Super Hero T’Challa, the Black Panther, the latest episode of this revolutionary multi-artist hip-hop-inspired video series samples a brand new track, “No Fear” by Jeff N Fess.

 

“I grew up a super comic fan so the fact that I have the chance to work with Marvel on Black Panther has me geeked,” said DJ Jazzy Jeff of Jeff N Fess. 

 

Watch “Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet – Part Six” now!

 

Black Panther #7 is available digitally through the Marvel Digital Comic Shop and at all local comic book retailers. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook. 

 

Available right at your fingertips, SLAPSTICK #1 is available now on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® & AndroidTM devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop!

                                                                                                                               

SLAPSTICK #1

Written by FRED VAN LENTE & REILLY BROWN

Art by DIEGO OLORTEGUI & REILLY BROWN

Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA

On-Sale Now!

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Marvel Publishing and Panini Comics Team-Up to Offer Translated Marvel Collections

 

One Hundred of Marvel Best-selling, Collections and Trades Available in French, German, and Italian

 

New York, NY – October 21st, 2016 –Marvel Entertainment, publisher of the most famous Super Heroes in the world — Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, and more, today join forces with Italian publisher, Panini Comics, to launch a vast library of digital Marvel collections and trades individually in French, German, and Italian.

Available on tablets, smartphones, and mobile devices, Panini will launch their translated Marvel trades across the world. The inaugural Marvel and Panini launch catalogue will feature over one hundred Marvel collections which will include some of Marvel’s greatest titles like Civil War, Avengers, Ms. Marvel, Deadpool, and more!  Additional Marvel trades are planned to be added each month to offer an even more immersive deep-dive into the Marvel Universe.

“The arrival of the Marvel titles in a digital format has been a long time coming…. It’s probably one of the most anticipated e-book launches ever in our markets — we are proud to have made this happen and to be able to bring the Marvel experience in French, German, and Italian to brand new platforms.” says Panini Publishing Director Marco Lupoi.

“Marvel has become a global brand with fans all around the world,” says Marvel SVP Sales and Marketing, David Gabriel. “The partnership with Panini will allow us to introduce Marvel’s rich history of action-packed stories to new audiences who are curious about the continuing adventures of the Avengers, Spider-Man, Black Panther, and the rest of the vast Marvel Universe.”

Marvel digital trades, translated by Panini, are now available through comiXology, Amazon Kindle, Google Play Books, Apple iBooks, Kobo, and more.

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