August 26th Marvel Comic Releases

It’s New Comic Book Day, so I’m taking a quick break from the New Mutants character profiles and telling you about the new comics/bind-ups coming out this week!

As always, I’m only mentioning bind-ups and the first issues of new series, as there’s so many series running at the same time, it would get rather confusing!

New issues:

Fantastic Four: Antithesis by Mark Waid

The first full-length Fantastic Four story ever illustrated by classic creator Neal Adams!
An unstoppable meteor of unknown origin has just erupted from hyperspace–and unless the Fantastic Four can find a way to stop it from hitting Manhattan, millions will die!

I have such a soft spot for the Fantastic Four, so a new series sounds perfect to me! Neal Adams has a beautiful art style as well, so this is very exciting!

Daredevil Annual by Chip Zdarsky

ONE MORE DAY!

Now, this is an interesting one. Spiderman had a very similar phrase in one of his story lines – a story line where he makes a deal with the Marvel equivilent of the Devil, where, in exchange for saving Aunt May, he gives up his marriage, and his memories of Mary Jane Watson. Could something similar be coming for Matt Murdock? I, for one, cannot wait to find out!

The bind-ups:

House Of X/Powers Of X by Jonathon Hickman

The next great evolution of the X-Men! “While you slept, the world changed.” With those words, Professor X announces to the people of Earth the new mutant nation of Krakoa. It is a safe haven for all Homo superior, with its own rules and its own language. In return for international recognition, Xavier will offer humanity great scientific advancements born of Krakoa’s unique flora. But the time for integration has ended. Xavier’s old dream is dead – and now a new one begins. Is mutantkind’s greatest enemy the prejudice of humans or the cold artificial intelligences that await a hundred – even a thousand – years from now?

Now, this is something I can highly recommend! I read the ebook version (scandalous, I know!) and thoroughly enjoyed it (even if I did need to read it a few times to get it properly in my head!)! But, if you’re someone who prefers to read your graphic novels physically, but don’t want the massive expense of the hardcover, the trade paperback will work out cheaper!

The World Outside Your Window by Various authors

The Marvel Universe has always reflected the world outside your window – from the moment Captain America charged into battle in World War II to the present day! Marvel’s characters face relevant and real-life issues alongside their extraordinary adventures – from grappling with alcoholism to participating in politics to celebrating diversity and everything in between! These powerful stories from Marvel’s 80-year history feature iconic heroes tackling heavy-hitting subjects including drug abuse, teen suicide, HIV, terrorism, school shootings and more. Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #97, HOWARD THE DUCK (1976) #8, IRON MAN (1968) #128, NEW MUTANTS (1983) #45, ALPHA FLIGHT (1983) #106, UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #303, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #420, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) #36, CAPTAIN AMERICA (2002) #1, ASTONISHING X-MEN (2004) #51, MS. MARVEL (2015) #13, CHAMPIONS (2016) #24 and material from CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #2 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) #583.

Of course, it goes without saying to go into this one with caution, if you are triggered by anything mentioned in the synopsis.

Iron Man Epic Collection: The Fury of The Fireband by Archie Goodwin

A revolution in Latin America and a mechanical visitor from outer space keep Iron Man fighting – and you turning pages! But when the Spymaster assembles an elite team with one objective, to destroy Stark Industries, the pieces for an Iron Man crossover classic come together. Only with the combined forces of Nick Fury, Daredevil and Madame Masque can our hero have a chance of overcoming the Spymaster and the power of the Zodiac Key! It’s an adventure as only Marvel makes ’em! And don’t miss the Controller; the politically charged Firebrand; the first appearance of Tony’s father, Howard Stark; and the debut of the Guardsman, who will clash with Iron Man as each hero’s abilities are pushed to their limits…with tragic consequences!

This is a classic story, perfect for those wanting to read some Iron Man stories from the 60’s!

Steranko Is Revolutionary by Jim Steranko

Rarely before and rarely since has the comics industry seen a talent as innovative as Steranko. Blending together influences from pop art to Salvador Dali and Will Eisner to Wallace Wood, Steranko’s groundbreaking style is an incomparable visual language. Steranko is…revolutionary! Marvel is proud to present Steranko’s complete tenure on NICK FURY, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. in a single, massive King-Size edition that showcases all its glory! These are the stories that defined Nick Fury as the premier spymaster operating in the covert shadows of the Marvel Universe. His awesome tech, his steamy romances, his larger-than-life action-adventure – Steranko was behind it all, breaking all the old rules of comics storytelling as he went and creating a few new ones too! 

Perfect for anyone who loves Nick Fury, and wants to know more about him and his adventures outside of the Avengers! Also, the artwork in this, as you might as have guessed, is beautiful!

The End by Erik Larson

Mighty Marvel heroes reach the bitter end! Steve Rogers fights for survival in a postapocalyptic wasteland populated by hordes of Red Skulls! Captain Marvel returns after 50 years in space – but what has become of the world she once called home? Deadpool seems unkillable – but death will find a way! Doctor Strange makes his final journey – through a cyberpunk sprawl where magic is forgotten! Miles Morales leads civilization’s last stand in the one place strong enough to survive: Brooklyn! And Venom travels the length of space and time as the last defender of life in the universe! Experience the end as your favourite heroes take their final bow! 

Definitely a story for those masochists who like to read about their favourite characters being killed off. I’ll probably personally skip this one, simply because I’m not generally here for major character death – Avengers: Endgame was enough for me!

X-Men Epic Collection: Proteus by Chris Claremont

Claremont and Byrne’s iconic run continues! Magneto has a score to settle with the X-Men – and when he strikes, they must struggle to hold on to their humanity even as their nemesis strips them to their cores. A narrow escape leads most of the X-Men out of the fire and into the frying pan (A.K.A. the Savage Land), where they encounter Sauron! Meanwhile, thinking her teammates killed in the battle, Jean Grey mourns their loss – and heads for Muir Island. As the X-Men take the long road home, they face Moses Magnum and the debut of Alpha Flight! But soon they must deal with the reality-warping mutant horror Proteus! Plus: Arkon and the Hulk – and the first pieces of Wolverine’s past are revealed!

If you’re looking into classic X-Men comics, or just want to read an original X-Men story, this is the one for you! This is a truly epic story, as the name suggests, and perfect for all X-Men fans!

Dawn Of X Volume 7 by Gerry Duggan

The Dawn of X continues to evolve! As Verendi’s plans against the X-Men’s island home of Krakoa grow, the Marauders find themselves missing something vital! But where will Callisto of the Morlocks stand in the reshaped world of mutantkind? The new Excalibur face an old foe – but this time, they are the hunters rather than the game! Domino of X-Force is on an unlucky streak – can she find the source of her misfortune before the whole world starts to suffer? And at last, your favorite X-Man returns to his own series – yes, Wolverine is back! When an old foe with a grudge arrives on Krakoa, Logan must discover if there’s more to this villain’s sudden appearance than meets the eye!

Volume 7 of the Dawn of X storyline and I for one cannot wait! I’m admittedly only on volume 1 currently, but the story lines involved are absolutely brilliant – this series, starting with House Of X/Powers Of X, is building into a truly epic story!

Ant Man: World Hive by Zeb Wells

Scott Lang is back – and doing better than ever! Er, at least according to him. Ask his daughter, Stinger, and she’ll say otherwise. Desperate to raise Cassie’s opinion of him, Scott takes a job from local beekeepers – only to stumble across a global conspiracy that could topple the world order! But what could put Ant-Man on the same side as Swarm, the Nazi scientist made of bees? Perhaps the most deadly foe Scott has ever faced! With no choice but to call the Avengers, Spider-Man and the Black Cat for help, can Ant-Man convince them to take this threat – and him – seriously? If not, extermination is imminent – and the fate of the world may just fall on the miniature shoulders of Ant-Man and Stinger!

I love Ant Man, I truly do, and this sounds like a fun ride!

Avengers by Hickman Complete Collection by Jonathon Hickman

Jonathan Hickman’s epic saga begins here! Earth’s Mightiest Heroes expand their sphere of influence to a global – even interplanetary – level, but who will answer Captain America’s call? When Earth is attacked, the new team’s first mission takes them to Mars – and sets them on a dangerous path filled with deadly, godlike enemies beyond anything they’ve faced before! Meanwhile, cascading multiversal incursions threaten all of reality – and only Tony Stark and his secretive Illuminati allies know it! Can Mister Fantastic, Black Panther, Black Bolt, Namor and Beast join Iron Man in saving the Multiverse – or is everything destined to die? Plus: From original New Mutants to the newest Avengers, join Cannonball and Sunspot in a bizarre adventure on Mojoworld! 

Hickman has been busy in recent years! I personally started this series recently, and absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on this! Also, this is the best thing to buy if you’re looking for the build up to Secret Wars – it’s all in this paperback!

Fallen Angels by Bryan Hill

The dawn does not break for all! The warrior Kwannon, now taking on the mantle of Psylocke, finds herself on Krakoa and in the midst of a new world for mutantkind – but unsure whether she has a place in it. And when a face from her past returns only to be brutally killed, the new Psylocke seeks help from others who feel similarly lost, in a bid to obtain something that feels comfortable and right: vengeance! Young Cable and X-23 are on board – but will Psylocke’s personal mission jeopardize the X-Men’s new future? As her complicated history haunts her, Psylocke must mold her companions into a fighting force – one fit to take on the Children of Apoth! But who else will join these Fallen Angels in their quest? And can their fledgling alliance hold strong? 

This is a specific bind up for the those who are loving Pyschlocke’s story line in the Dawn Of X series – so it’s just covering that story, without dealing with New Mutants/Excalibur, etc.

And that’s it – there’s so much coming out this week to be excited about, and several bind ups I’m definitely going to be buying!

What’s on your pull list? Let me know down below!

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