Marvel Comics News Digest 12/12 – 12/16/16 Featuring Venom Variants and Captain Marvel

Marvel Comics News for the week of December 12 featuring Venom variant covers, Captain Marvel’s new series and the escalating Inhmans vs. X-Men conflict.

VENOM MADNESS Hits Marvel This March!

Featuring a Shocking Return & New Variant Covers

New York, NY—December 16th, 2016 — The month of March. Spring is in the air. Flowers are blooming. And Venom is taking over! That’s right True Believer, the sinister symbiote made his big return in the pages of Mike Costa and Gerardo Sandoval’s hit Venom series. But that was just the beginning! Marvel’s celebrating all things Venom in the month of March with a big issue and an even bigger variant program. It all kicks off with the can’t-miss VENOM #5, as the new host comes face-to-face with the symbiote’s greatest nemesis – the Amazing Spider-Man! Plus, a shocking return that will have fans everywhere talking!

 

“Mike and Gerardo have a lot up their sleeves and they’re just getting started,” says Associate Editor Devin Lewis. “Each issue ramps up the stakes, and March’s VENOM #5 is the biggest one yet. With a knock-down, drag-out fight with the one-and-only Spider-Man and a cliffhanger that’s definitely going to turn lots of heads.”

 

Then, witness the Avengers, Black Panther, Deadpool, the X-Men and more as they bond with the symbiote for a series of VENOMIZED VARIANTS coming to your favorite Marvel titles!

 

“One of the coolest things about Venom is getting to see the symbiote bond with other Marvel characters. Well, we’re taking that idea and dialing it up to eleven this March,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Some of our top heroes are about to get a symbiote makeover, courtesy of the best artists in the business. Each of these mega-talented artists let their imaginations run wild, producing some truly fun (and frightening!) variant covers.”

 

Look for these VENOMIZED VARIANTS coming exclusively to comic shops throughout the month of March:

 

1.       ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #18 by Francesco Mattina

2.       AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25 by Dave Johnson

3.       AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #5 by Humberto Ramos

4.       AVENGERS #5 by David Marquez

5.       BLACK PANTHER #12 by Elizabeth Torque

6.       CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #13 by Tom Raney

7.       CHAMPIONS #6 by Mike Deodato

8.       DEADPOOL #28 by David Lopez

9.       DOCTOR STRANGE #18 by Tess Fowler

10.   GAMORA #4 by Stephanie Hans

11.   GHOST RIDER #5 by Dustin Weaver

12.   HULK #4 by Emmanuela Lupacchino

13.   INHUMANS PRIME #1 by Ryan Stegman

14.   INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #5 by Rick Leonardi

15.   KINGPIN #2 by Clayton Crain

16.   MAN-THING #1 by Stephanie Hans

17.   THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #3 by Clayton Crain

18.   OCCUPY AVENGERS #5 by Paolo Siquera

19.   OLD MAN LOGAN #19 by Gustavo Duarte

20.   SPIDER-GWEN #18 by Sophie Campbell

21.   SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #15 by Dave Williams

22.   THANOS #5 by Rob Guillory

23.   THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #17 by Mike Choi

24.   THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #18 by Kate Leth

25.   THE UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL #13 by Yasmine Putri

26.   X-MEN PRIME #1 by Kris Anka

 

Venom is back and he’s badder than ever. Be there this March when VENOM #5 and the VENOMIZED VARIANTS take your local comic shop by storm!

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X-MEN PRIME & INHUMANS PRIME Set The Stage For New Ongoing Series!

Two New One-Shots Coming in March!

New York, NY—December 16th, 2016 — This Spring, the X-Men and Inhumans explode onto the scene with new comics, new characters and new status quos. Before diving head in with all the highly anticipated new titles, get ready for two can’t-miss one-shots setting the stage for RessurXion! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce X-MEN PRIME #1 and INHUMANS PRIME #1 – two oversized specials coming in March!

 

First, incoming X-Men Gold scribe Marc Guggenheim (Wolverine, X-Men) and artist Ken Lashley (Uncanny X-Men) bring you X-MEN PRIME #1! In the wake of Inhumans vs. X-Men, who will pick up the pieces? Where do they go from here? Professor Xavier’s dream comes full circle as Kitty Pryde returns home, ready to lead her people. To take the X-Men to new heights with new teams, new missions and a new school. To move forward and protect the world that hates and fears them. The next chapter of X-Men begins here!

 

Then, a new day dawns for the Inhumans as Royals writer Al Ewing and artist Ryan Sook bring you INHUMANS PRIME #1! Maximus stands trial! Witness the arrival of Marvel Boy! What dark secret is Black Bolt silently hiding? Their throne shaken by recent events, the Royal Family heads for the stars while the next generation of Inhumans – Ms. Marvel, Moon Girl, Quake and more – remain on Earth to take charge of their own destiny! The Inhumans look to their past and charge headlong into the future – on Earth and in the depths of space!

 

ResurrXion begin here! Don’t miss these two explosive debuts when X-MEN PRIME and INHUMANS PRIME come to comic shops and digital devices everywhere this March!

 

X-MEN PRIME #1

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Art by KEN LASHLEY

Cover by ARDIAN SYAF

On-Sale in March!

 

INHUMANS PRIME #1

Written by AL EWING
Art by RYAN SOOK
Cover by JONBOY MEYERS
On-Sale in March!

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Flying Higher Than Ever – Your First Look at THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #1

New York, NY—December 16th, 2016 —She’s mighty. She’s Marvel. And she’s kicking off 2017 with a bang! Today, get your first look at the highly-anticipated THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 – the explosive new series coming this January! Superstar novelist and New York Times bestseller Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures, Black Widow: Forever Red) teams with blockbuster artist Ramon Rosanas (The Astonishing Ant-Man) to bring Carol Danvers into the stratosphere and beyond. She’s been to the depths of space and back, but nothing could prepare her for her newfound status as the biggest super hero on the planet. Only, it’s lonely at the top. And though the crown may look good on her head, it weighs heavy. And she’ll have to watch out for the thorns that come with it, as forces from all sides conspire to unravel all she’s built. Time for Carol to prove once again why she truly is Earth’s Mightiest Hero. Prepare for a bold new take on Carol Danvers as she charges headlong into Marvel NOW! on January 18th in THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #1!

 

THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (NOV160757)

Written by MARAGRET STOHL

Art by RAMON ROSANAS

Cover by ELIZABETH TORQUE

Variant Covers by ALEX ROSS (NOV160758),

PAULO SIQUEIRA (NOV160760) and SKOTTIE YOUNG (NOV160759)

Hip-Hop Variant by JENNY FRISSON (NOV160760)

FOC – 12/19/16, On-Sale – 01/18/16

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The Aftermath of War! Your First Look at CIVIL WAR II: THE OATH!

New York, NY—December 15th, 2016 —The war may be over, but wounds are still fresh. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside CIVIL WAR II: THE OATH – the epilogue to the blockbuster event! Superstar scribe Nick Spencer (Captain America: Steve Rogers, Captain America: Sam Wilson) teams with rising star artist Rod Reis (C.O.W.L.) to pick up the pieces left behind after Iron Man and Captain Marvel’s epic clash! As the Marvel Universe comes together in the aftermath of war, Carol Danvers turns to the one person she knows she can trust – Steve Rogers. Only…Steve might not be as trustworthy as she though. How has Captain America influenced the Civil War for his own gains? Was this the end of his plans, or was it just the beginning? See how the aftermath of war affects the Marvel Universe when CIVIL WAR II: THE OATH comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on January 25th!

 

CIVIL WAR II: THE OATH #1 (AUG160892)

Written by NICK SPENCER

Art by ROD REIS

Cover by JEFF DEKAL

Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE (AUG160893)

FOC – 12/19/16, On-Sale – 01/25/16

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The Asgard/Shi’Ar War Begins in THE MIGHTY THOR #15!

New York, NY—December 12th, 2016 —Kick 2017 off with a bang as two Marvel Universe mainstays go to war – and shake the cosmos! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at THE MIGHTY THOR #15 – the first chapter of the “Asgard/Shi’ar War”! Chartbusting creators Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman bring you a brand-new story arc that’s sure to bring the thunder! Lately Thor has been busy trying to stop Malekith’s ongoing assault on the various Ten Realms, but far across the galaxy, another conflict is brewing and the most powerful super-army in the cosmos is preparing a surprise attack on the city of the gods. The Shi’ar Empire will lay siege to Asgardia. Their target? Thor herself! And they’ll stop at nothing to take down the Goddess of Thunder. Be there for the opening shots in a war that will ring out across the galaxy, when THE MIGHTY THOR #15 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on January 11th!

 

THE MIGHTY THOR #15 (NOV160764)

Written by JASON AARON

Art & Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN w/ MATTHEW WILSON

Variant Covers by RYAN SOOK (NOV160765),

ANDREA SORRENTINO (NOV160766) and MIKE DEODATO (NOV160768)

Story Thus Far Variant by CHRISTIAN WARD (NOV160767)

FOC – 12/12/16, On-Sale – 01/11/16

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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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