The last week of January’s Marvel Comics news has two items with Black Panther and looking at the anniversary of Thunderbolts. Also included is the upcoming Elektra series, and a preview of how Daredevil got his identity back. Inhumans Vs. X-Men is heating up with a trailer, while Monsters Unleashed has another preview.
Marvel Comics Announces BLACK PANTHER & THE CREW
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Yona Harvey, and Butch Guice Helm All-new Ongoing Marvel Comic Series
New York, NY—January 23, 2017— Prepare for a whole new team to take on the vile underbelly of the Marvel Universe. It’s time for BLACK PANTHER & THE CREW – Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, Misty Knight and Manifold band together to take on a dangerous wave of threats in this new ongoing series by co-writers Ta-Nehisi Coates (New York Times best-selling author of Between the World and Me and Marvel’s Black Panther) and Yona Harvey (Black Panther: World of Wakanda) paired with legendary artist Butch Guice!
Speaking with TIME, Coates explained how this new collective of heroes is unique across all the corners of the Marvel Universe, “There’s this concept in comic books of street characters—characters who mostly deal with street-level stories—those are your Daredevils, your Luke Cages, things that are considered lower-tier. And then you have your more cosmic level heroes, like The X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Avengers, that sort of thing. What we have in this book is a group of characters that operate on both levels.”
Paired with Coates’ current best-selling and award-winning Black Panther series, the death of a Harlem activist kicks off a mystery that will reveal surprising new secrets about the Marvel Universe’s past and set the stage for a big story in the Marvel Universe’s near future.
“The book’s action stems, in part, from how stealth these heroes must be when operating in Harlem,” said Harvey. “Misty and Storm are forced to improvise and take cues from one another, for instance, and that kind of give-and-take makes for a great adventure. The characters dress slightly differently and don new monikers, but their powers are recognizable and their heroic dilemmas persist. The villains might be fooled, but the readers are hip to what’s happening. And that’s part of the fun.”
Fear, hate, and violence loom, but don’t worry, there is a brand new team ready to take on a mystery that may begin in the streets, but plans to encompass a universe. Get ready for BLACK PANTHER & THE CREW arriving in comic shops this April!
BLACK PANTHER & THE CREW #1
Co-written by TA-NEHISI COATES & YONA HARVEY
Art by BUTCH GUICE
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
On Sale in April!
MARVEL COMICS PROUDLY PRESENTS
“BLACK PANTHER: A NATION UNDER OUR FEET – PART NINE”
FEATURING “BORN A SNAKE” BY P.O.S
Innovative Marvel Video Series Bridges Marvel Comics with Top Music Talent
New York, NY—January 25, 2017 — 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 Nine” is launching the brand new track, “Born A Snake” by P.O.S off of Chill, dummy available on Doomtree Records.
Within Marvel Comics’ Black Panther, written by The Atlantic national correspondent and National Book Award winner, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Shuri, Black Panther’s sister is reborn anew! New powers, a new codename and a new target: the Midnight Angels. The newly independent Dora Milaje make their final accord with Tetu and The People…T’Challa takes an audience with the voice of dissent, Changamire. But will both men finally listen to reason?
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, “Born A Snake” by Stefon Alexander, also known as, P.O.S.
“In crazy and unprecedented times like we are living in right now, I think the Black Panther comic is more important than ever,” said Alexander. “Not just for young black comic book reading kids, but really for everyone of all races and ages. Comics have always been an escape and a window into different people’s ideas. In my humble opinion, Coates, his ideas, and these characters should be celebrated by everyone. The more examples and shades of blackness available, the better and I am honored to be a part of this.”
Black Panther #10 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.
THUNDERBOLTS #10 Celebrates 20 Years of
“Justice, Like Lightning” – Your First Look!
Featuring a Special Tale By Original Thunderbolts Creative Team Busiek & Bagley!
New York, NY—January 27th, 2016 — Once upon a time, the Thunderbolts were the Masters of Evil, villains posing as heroes. Two decades later, their leader has returned…and Baron Zemo will reclaim the legacy of the Thunderbolts – with the infinite power of the cosmic cube! This February, Marvel celebrates the history of the Thunderbolts in THUNDERBOLTS #10 – a can’t-miss, oversized 20th anniversary issue! Kicking off the brand-new “Return of the Masters” story arc – creators Jim Zub and Jon Malin put Baron Zemo back on the board! And he’s coming to reclaim what’s his – the Thunderbolts themselves! What will the Winter Soldier have to say about that? As Zemo seeks to attain power over Kobik, the sentient Cosmic Cube, how does that factor into Captain America’s sinister plans?
But that’s not all! This oversized issue also features a special tale reuniting original Thunderbolts creative team Kurt Busiek and Mark Bagley! Witness the return of fan-favorite character Jolt in their first Thunderbolts story together in over 15 years! “Return of the Masters” begins on February 22nd in THUNDERBOLTS #10!
THUNDERBOLTS #10 (DEC160996)
Written by JIM ZUB & KURT BUSIEK
Art by JON MALIN & MARK BAGLEY
Cover by JON MALIN
Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY (DEC160997)
FOC – 1/30/17, On-Sale – 2/22/17
The Mystery of His Secret Identity Revealed! Your First Look at DAREDEVIL #17!
New Story Arc Begins Here!
New York, NY—January 23rd, 2016 —Just how did Daredevil regain his secret identity?! At last, the story fans have been asking about will be revealed! It all kicks off this February in DAREDEVIL #17, the first chapter in a brand-new story arc! Blockbuster creators Charles Soule and Ron Garney gear up to tell the story that’s been on everyone’s minds since their very first page! It’s no secret that Matt Murdock is the man under the Daredevil mask. He admitted it to the world a long time ago. But what if you could put the genie back in the bottle? What if you could protect the loved ones you put in harm’s way? Only, if he wants to regain his anonymity…it’s going to cost him. What price did Matt Murdock pay to make his identity secret once more? Who got left behind in the process? The story of Matt’s secret identity and his return to New York begins on February 15th in the can’t-miss DAREDEVIL #17!
DAREDEVIL #17 (DEC160999)
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art & Cover by RON GARNEY
Corner Box Variant by JOE JUSKO (DEC161000)
FOC – 1/23/17, On-Sale – 02/15/17
An Assassin Comes to Vegas – Your First Look at ELEKTRA #1!
New York, NY—January 25th, 2016 — Sin City has a new player as Marvel’s deadly assassin heads for the bright lights and dry heat of the Las Vegas Strip! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside in the can’t-miss ELEKTRA #1 – a brand-new series coming this February from writer Matt Owens (Marvel’s Luke Cage) and artist Juann Cabal! Elektra is “Running With the Devil” as the one-time ninja assassin attempts to lose herself in the vibrant sea of neon, noise and anonymity. It’s time for a fresh start. But when you have a past as tumultuous as hers, you can’t outrun it for long! Her arrival hasn’t gone unnoticed by the criminal element of Las Vegas either – drawing the attention of none other than the villainous Arcade! He’s got his eyes on her as the newest contestant for his revamped Murderworld! Can Elektra ever truly escape the vortex of violence that has consumed her life for so long? Or is the cycle doomed to repeat itself? Her new journey into Murderworld and beyond begins on February 22nd in ELEKTRA #1!
ELEKTRA #1 (DEC160870)
Written by MATT OWENS
Art by JUANN CABAL
Cover by ELIZABEH TORQUE
Connecting Variant by MARCO CHECCHETTO (DEC160871)
Variant Covers by PASQUAL FERRY (DEC160874), BILL SIENKIEWICZ (DEC160872)
and SKOTTIE YOUNG (DEC160875)
Hip-Hop Variant by KERON GRANT (DEC160873)
FOC – 1/30/17, On-Sale – 02/22/17
The War Rages On! Presenting a Special Trailer for INHUMANS VS. X-MEN!
Superpowered Races Clash in All Out War!
New York, NY—January 26th, 2016 — The war between Mutantkind and Inhumanity heats up and is taking the comics industry by storm! The blockbuster Inhumans vs. X-Men event is just past the halfway point, and you haven’t seen anything yet! Today, Marvel is pleased to present a special trailer for the action packed series, hot off the heels of INHUMANS VS. X-MEN #3 – on sale now!
Superstar writers Jeff Lemire and Charles Soule team with fan-favorite artist Leinil Yu and rising star artist Javier Garrón to bring you explosive action as these two Marvel mainstays collide! Terrigen Mists roll across the globe, birthing new Inhumans, while poisoning the planet’s mutants. Neither group can survive while the other persists. It’s win now – or go extinct! The X-Men have acted swiftly, neutralizing key Inhuman targets. Only the Inhumans won’t go down without a fight! Who will be left standing? The ultimate war for survival rages on!
INHUMANS VS. X-MEN #3 is available now 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. Plus, look for INHUMANS VS. X-MEN #4 – on sale February 8th!
Monster Mayhem in the Mighty Marvel Manner – Your New Look at MONSTERS UNLEASHED #2!
“A debut that starts this event out on the right gigantic foot” – Newsarama
New York, NY—January 26th, 2017 — Next week…the carnage continues! Giant monsters are raining from the skies and you can have a front row seat to the action in MONSTERS UNLEASHED #2 – coming to comic shops everywhere next Wednesday! Creators Cullen Bunn and Greg Land dial the mayhem up to eleven as the heroes of the Marvel Universe look to repel wave after wave of towering monstrosities! As Captain Marvel rallies Alpha Flight against these hordes from space, the X-Men, the Guardians, the Avengers and more seek to hold the line around the world. Yet, with an endless army of monsters in front of them, their battle is a losing one. Amidst the chaos and the confusion, Elsa Bloodstone looks to piece together the answers to saving Earth from this apocalypse. Only…her time may already be up! It’s all happening at your local comic shop when MONSTERS UNLEASHED #2 makes landfall next week, February 1st!
Haven’t read MONSTER UNLEASHED #1 yet? Here’s what the critics have to say about the newest Marvel epic:
“We came to see some monsters get punched in their faces and we’re leaving very, very satisfied.” – Nerdist
“McNiven not only nails the giant monsters and widescreen action, he also draws perfect renditions of Marvel’s newer and older heroes.” – IGN
“Someone get the popcorn” – ComicBook.com
“Finding a book with the love and care this book has in every page is a true delight.” – All-Comic
Catch up on MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1 right now digitally via the Marvel Comics App and Marvel Comics Digital Store and don’t miss issue #2, on sale next week!
MONSTERS UNLEASHED #2 (DEC160883)
Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art & Cover by GREG LAND
On Sale 02/01/17
Marvel Congratulates the YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens Winners!
Unprecedented 17 Marvel Titles Awarded
New York, NY—January 26th, 2016 — Each year, the prestigious Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) recognizes some of the best and brightest graphic fiction released across the comics industry. Marvel is pleased to congratulate the creators behind the unprecedented 17 Marvel titles included in this year’s list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens!
“It is both energizing and humbling to have so many Marvel titles included in this year’s list,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “From Star Wars to Black Panther to The Vision and beyond, their selections provide a little something for everyone. With so many fantastic titles released in last year from publishers across the industry, we’re honored to be recognized by YALSA yet again.”
Meeting YALSA’s criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens, these can’t-miss collections are available now wherever comics and books are sold:
ALL-NEW WOLVERINE VOL. 1: THE FOUR SISTERS – Tom Taylor/David Lopez
BLACK PANTHER: A NATION UNDER OUR FEET BOOK 1 – Ta-Nehisi Coates/Brian Stelfreeze
CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL. 1: RISE OF ALPHA FLIGHT – Michele Fazekas/Tara Butters/Kris Anka/Felipe Smith
DARTH VADER VOL. 1: VADER – Kieron Gillen/Salvador Larroca
DARTH VADER VOL. 2: SHADOWS AND SECRETS – Kieron Gillen/Salvador Larroca
DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 1: THE WAY OF THE WEIRD – Jason Aaron/Chris Bachalo
GROOT – Jeff Loveness/Brian Kesinger
HAWKEYE VOL. 5: ALL-NEW HAWKEYE – Jeff Lemire/Ramon Perez
HAWKEYE VOL. 6: HAWKEYES – Jeff Lemire/Ramon Perez
KANAN VOL. 1: THE LAST PADAWAN – Greg Weisman/Pepe Larraz
LANDO – Charles Soule/Alex Maleev
MIGHTY THOR VOL. 1: THUNDER IN HER VEINS – Jason Aaron/Russel Dauterman
MOCKINGBIRD VOL. 1: I CAN EXPLAIN – Chelsea Cain/Kate Niemczyk
MS. MARVEL VOL. 4: LAST DAYS – G. Willow Wilson/Adrian Alphona
MS. MARVEL VOL. 5: SUPER FAMOUS – G. Willow Wilson/Takeshi Miyazawa
PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT! VOL. 1: HOOKED ON A FELINE – Kate Leth/Brittney Williams
VISION VOL. 1: LITTLE WORSE THAN A MAN – Tom King/Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Marvel would also like to congratulate all the other winners of this year’s list. If you haven’t checked out these blockbuster, award winning stories, head on out to your local comic shop and pick up these great collections – on-sale now!
ALL-NEW WOLVERINE VOL. 1: THE FOUR SISTERS
BLACK PANTHER: A NATION UNDER OUR FEET BOOK 1
CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL. 1: RISE OF ALPHA FLIGHT
DARTH VADER VOL. 1: VADER
DARTH VADER VOL. 2: SHADOWS AND SECRETS
DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 1: THE WAY OF THE WEIRD
HAWKEYE VOL. 5: ALL-NEW HAWKEYE
HAWKEYE VOL. 6: HAWKEYES
KANAN VOL. 1: THE LAST PADAWAN
MIGHTY THOR VOL. 1: THUNDER IN HER VEINS
MOCKINGBIRD VOL. 1: I CAN EXPLAIN
MS. MARVEL VOL. 4: LAST DAYS
MS. MARVEL VOL. 5: SUPER FAMOUS
PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT! VOL. 1: HOOKED ON A FELINE
VISION VOL. 1: LITTLE WORSE THAN A MAN