Marvel Comics News Digest Featuring Vote For A New X-Men Member

There are quite a few things to note from Marvel Comics.  Scroll toward the bottom to vote for the next X-Men team member.  It is out of some classic X-Men characters, but it will be interesting to see who wins.  Heroes Reborn is a big announcement of a concept that goes back to the 90s.  The Heroes Reborn was a pocket reality with the Avengers character, but this time it’s a universe WITHOUT the Avengers.  There are some very interesting art of various characters we are familiar with.  Finally, there are two celebrations happening.  One is celebrating the women of Marvel and the other is the anniversary of Deadpool, both with some special covers coming.

THE MARVEL UNIVERSE WITHOUT AVENGERS

New trailer reveals Jason Aaron and Ed McGuiness’ latest epic “HEROES REBORN”

 New York, NY— January 25, 2021 — Last week, fans saw Marvel’s most iconic heroes in mysterious teasers. Today, Marvel Comics proudly announced that these characters will be part of a bold new vision of the Marvel Universe crafted by super hero masterminds writer Jason Aaron and artist Ed McGuiness. Their critically-acclaimed work on Avengers will reach its zenith with HEROES REBORN, a new series that answers the question of what the Marvel Universe would look like if the Avengers never assembled. What new super team would step up to fill the void, what deadly threats would emerge unchecked, and what would become of your favorite characters if they never became heroes…

Welcome to a world where Tony Stark never built an Iron Man armor. Where Thor is a hard-drinking atheist who despises hammers. Where Wakanda is dismissed as a myth. And where Captain America was never found in the ice, because there were no Avengers to find him. Instead this world has always been protected by Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Squadron Supreme of America. And now the Squadron face an attack from some of their fiercest enemies, like Dr. Juggernaut, the Black Skull, the Silver Witch and Thanos with his Infinity Rings. Blade is the one man alive who seems to remember that the entire world has somehow been… reborn. And so begins his search for the cause behind this ominous shift in reality.

“Maybe the wildest story I’ve ever put on paper. I got to cut loose on this and release my inner comic-reared child in a really profound way, and together with a cadre of immensely imaginative artists, we built a world that I’m pretty confident in saying is quite unlike any version of the Marvel Universe you’ve seen before,” Aaron said of his latest Marvel saga. “It grew out of the pages of my AVENGERS run, but kept getting bigger and bigger as it went, and the more pieces I put in place for this Reborn world, the more gleeful and excited I became. This project really stoked the fires of my love for comics in all the right ways.”

“It’s only natural that after the Phoenix burns the world to ash, there should come a rebirth, and so REBORN is the next big step in the massive super-story that Jason and Ed have been crafting in Avengers,” Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said. “Prepare to enter a very different yet hauntingly familiar Marvel Universe!”

“I’ve been having an absolute blast designing and drawing some new spins on old favorites Jason Aaron has brought to the table,” McGuinness said. “They are all with a purpose story wise which makes them really cool to get into from the art side of things. He may be the maddest scientist of all!”

Get your first look at what this exhilarating new era has to offer in a special announcement trailer and keep a lookout for more information in the coming weeks. Be there for this radical transformation of the Marvel Universe when HEROES REBORN #1 hits stands in May.

JEN BARTEL PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE WOMEN OF MARVEL IN STYLISH NEW COVERS

Emma Frost, She-Hulk, Patsy Walker, and Silk get the spotlight in first set of WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH variant covers

New York, NY— January 29, 2021 — In honor of Women’s History Month, the women of Marvel will be celebrated in an all-new variant cover collection by superstar artist Jen Bartel. The Eisner award-winning artist has crafted eight gorgeous covers that will adorn issues of your favorite ongoing series throughout March. These stunning pieces of artwork will depict Marvel’s most popular female heroes in Bartel’s signature style and showcase why she’s one of today’s bestselling cover artists.

Serving incredible fashion inspired by the year of their creation, Marvel’s leading ladies have never looked better. She-Hulk rocks her best 1980s power suit, the timeless Patsy Walker puts her claws away for a chic dress, the always glamorous Emma Frost is dripping in diamonds, and Silk puts a modern spin on the traditional. And there’s even more brilliant WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVERS by Jen Bartel coming your way, including ones featuring Black Cat, Shuri, and Spider-Woman! Keep a lookout for future reveals and collect all eight when they arrive in March. For more information, visit Marvel.com.

DEADPOOL’S YEAR-LONG ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION CONTINUES WITH MORE EPIC ROB LIEFELD COVERS

Deadpool teams up with the Marvel Universe on all-new variant covers

New York, NY— January 27, 2021 — Announced last month, Deadpool’s 30th anniversary will be celebrated all year long with an incredible series of variant covers all drawn by Deadpool co-creator and legendary artist Rob Liefeld. Liefeld will bring Deadpool to life on 30 different covers that will be released on some of your favorite ongoing series throughout 2021, and today, Marvel Comics is proud to present the next set of covers in this amazing collection. Getting the star treatment he deserves, the Merc with the Mouth will be teaming up with heroes from all across the Marvel Universe such as Captain America, Iron Man, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and more.

“When the opportunity to illustrate 30 variant covers commemorating Deadpool’s 30th anniversary came up, I literally jumped at the chance! I went over a quick checklist with the Marvel brass and I think we’ve picked a great array of Marvel’s biggest and brightest stars to pair with the Mighty Merc on over 30 unique covers!” Liefeld said. “It’s giving me a chance to draw Deadpool with Marvel stars I’ve never drawn before, like Miles Morales and Silver Surfer! This is going to be grand, I hope the fans enjoy this special event. It’s a blast putting it all together!”

Three decades ago, Deadpool first appeared in the legendary NEW MUTANTS #98 by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza, and the comic book world has never been the same! Visit Marvel.com for a full roundup of all the revealed LIEFELD DEADPOOL 30TH VARIANT COVERS and check back often as more are continually added. And be sure to celebrate Deadpool’s big year with these extraordinary covers when they begin debuting in March!

VOTE FOR THE FINAL MEMBER OF THE X-MEN TODAY!

The fate of the X-Men is in YOUR hands

Vote at marvel.com/xmenvote starting January 27 until February 2

Marvel Insiders eligible to enter the MARVEL INSIDER DRAWN INTO X-MEN HELLFIRE GALA SWEEPSTAKES this February 

New York, NY— January 26, 2021 — The first-ever X-Men election is here! Starting tomorrow until February 2, fans can vote at marvel.com/xmenvote to determine the final member of the first X-Men team of the Krakoan era – and one of the most iconic teams in the Marvel Universe.

As revealed in X-MEN #16, Cyclops and Jean Grey shared the need for a new X-Men team to protect the mutant nation of Krakoa and fight on mutantkind’s behalf. A number of nominations have been accepted since then…but the last member of the X-Men is now in YOUR hands!

 

X-Men Ballot Nominations* include:

  1. Banshee
  2. Polaris
  3. Forge
  4. Boom-Boom
  5. Tempo
  6. Cannonball
  7. Sunspot
  8. Strong Guy
  9. Marrow
  10. Armor

 

To make your selection, go to marvel.com/xmenvote. Each person can only cast a vote once, so make your decision carefully. It’s up to you to determine the future of the X-Men! Voting will be open from 12:00am EST, January 27, 2021, to 11:59pm EST, February 2, 2021. Marvel Insiders who participate in the X-Men election will also earn points to redeem for rewards!

Election results, along with the full X-Men team, will be unveiled during the Hellfire Gala in Marvel comics this June. The results will be completely determined by your votes, so share your vote and campaign for your favorite X-Men using #XMenVote, and stay tuned to Marvel.com and Marvel’s social channels for regular updates on the Krakoan polls.

Marvel Insiders will also be eligible to enter into the Marvel Insider Drawn into X-Men Hellfire Gala Sweepstakes** starting February 3 until February 14 for a chance to attend the Hellfire Gala itself by being drawn into a Marvel comic book! More information on how to enter will be provided in the coming days. Not a Marvel Insider? Sign up today!

 

  • TEN NOMINATIONS BASED ON KRAKOAN REPRESENTATION. MEMBERS OF THE QUIET COUNCIL OF KRAKOA ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.

 

** NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. SWEEPSTAKES OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES 18 AND OLDER AND WHO ARE MEMBERS OF MARVEL INSIDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.  SWEEPSTAKES BEGINS AT 9:00 A.M. E.T. ON 2/3/2021 AND ENDS AT 11:59 P.M. E.T ON 2/14/2021.  SEE WWW.MARVEL.COM/INSIDER/FAQ FOR MORE DETAILS.

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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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