28th October Marvel Comic Releases

In the complete opposite of last week, Marvel are releasing a tonne of comics and bind-ups this week!

Single issues:

Black Widow Widows Sting by Ralph Maccio

Something’s stirring in the criminal underworld. Maggia boss SILVERMANE is making his move.  S.H.I.E.L.D. has sent an agent in to investigate, but they’ve disappeared.  It’s time to call in the heavy hitters.  It’s time to call in the BLACK WIDOW.  And the plan NATASHA ROMANOFF will uncover is far deadlier than any of them realized.  Don’t miss this all-new tale from the dangerous, deep-cover days of the Black Widow!

A new Black Widow series to celebrate the now delayed film! So, start collecting now to get ready for the new May release (or just start reading now, if you’re impatient like me!)

X Of Swords Stasis by Tini Howard and Jonathon Hickman

A ritual. A parliament. A game begins.

Part of the X Of Swords storyline, focusing on the villains of the story – the Swordbearers or Arakko. As it’s part 11, I would recommend reading the first 10 parts first!

Bind ups

The Marvel Art of Mondo Poster Book

The iconic characters of Marvel Comics are thrillingly presented like never before in this collection of posters by the pioneering artists of Mondo! The company’s acclaimed screen prints have won a cult following with their graphic style, creative approach – and tendency to sell out fast! Now you have a second chance to own some of the very best, curated from gallery exhibitions featuring bold takes on legendary heroes including Spider-Man, Thor and the X-Men. Each work of art is a labor of love from illustrators with a genuine passion for the Marvel Universe – and its many colorful characters! You won’t want to miss out on this instant collection of Marvel masterpieces that would grace any home or office!

The next in Marvel’s latest line of art books, perfect for anyone who loves the art of Mondo!

She-Hulk Omnibus by Dan Slott

Before he became a superstar on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Dan Slott delighted readers with his sensational SHE-HULK run! Jennifer Walters is a gamma-powered Green Goliath just like her Hulkish cousin, but her home is in the courtroom – where she takes on some of the Marvel Universe’s wildest cases, litigating alongside coworkers like reformed android Awesome Andy and researching old Marvel comics to set legal precedents. Could She-Hulk’s career get any stranger? Sure – when she’s summoned to outer space to practice Universal Law for the Living Tribunal, or pulled out of the timeline by the Time Variance Authority! But when the Superhuman Registration Act leads to a civil war, whose side will She-Hulk argue? Plus: all-out smackdowns against Titania, the Champion and an A-Z of the Hulk’s enemies!

Dan Slott’s She-Hulk run is one of the most loved, and most famous, if you want to read She-Hulk, this is a great place to start! Though, if you don’t know much about her, check out my character profile first!

Marvel Masterworks Defenders Volume 7 by David Anthony Kraft

Doctor Strange and the Defenders face a crisis when the Eye of Agamotto is stolen by the bizarre Xenogenesis cult. If the demon woshippers succeed, the Elder Gods will be unleashed on Earth. Hellcat emerges from the battle with new powers, but they can’t save her from Membership Madness! Comics’ famous non-team begins a membership drive that brings a horde of heroes to their doorstep, and heroes always play nice with each other, right? Next, it’s off to Asgard where Valkyrie is split from her human side, leading to a struggle for the hero’s soul. We conclude with an otherdimensional epic revealing the bizarre world of Lunatik and a fight with Foolkiller that puts the future of the Defenders at risk.

There’s six volumes before this, and each are numbered, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find the previous books in this series.

Ironheart Meant To Fly by Eve Ewing

Riri Williams steps boldly out of Tony Stark’s shadow to forge her own future! When one of Spider-Man’s old foes holds a group of world leaders hostage, Ironheart must up her game. Luckily, Riri has a will of steel, a heart of iron and a new A.I. on her side! Unluckily, the search for a kidnapped friend will send her stumbling into an ancient power – and it’s deadly! Plus: When Miles Morales goes missing, who better to search for him than his fellow Champion Riri? And more amazing friends join the fun – including Nadia Van Dyne, the unstoppable Wasp! The Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange! And Princess Shuri of Wakanda! But can Riri and her allies stop the sinister Ten Rings and their plans for destruction? 

Now this is a bind up I can seriously vouch for – I read Eve Ewing’s Ironheart series earlier this year and absolutely, completely and utterly fell in love with the story and the character! If you’re looking for a badass, teenage female character who’s tech knowledge could give Shuri a run for her money, then check out this Ironheart series!

Iron Man 2020 Robot Revolution Force Works by Matthew Rosenberg

The eruption of a violent robot revolution threatens all biological life! As Earth teeters on the precipice of extinction, there’s only one man with enough tactical skill, killer instinct and ruthless leadership to lead the counterattack: War Machine! Join him and his elite paramilitary Force Works squad – U.S.Agent, Mockingbird and Quake – in a final crusade for humanity’s fate! Plus: In the midst of the A.I. uprising, Machine Man is torn about his place in the world. As the battle rages around him, will Aaron Stack aid mankind’s fleshy fight for survival – or join his robot brethren in ushering a new age? Also featuring tales of suspense from the 2020 Iron Age, featuring Doctor Shapiro, Alkhema and more!

This ties into the Iron Man 2020 storyline, so check out Robot Revolution first! You will also want to check out Dan Slott’s Tony Stark: Iron Man series, which came directly before this series.

Fantastic Four Epic Collection At War With Atlantis by Stan Lee

Certifiably the World’s Greatest Comic Collaboration, the Stan Lee/Jack Kirby FANTASTIC FOUR run stands as one of the greatest accomplishments in the history of comics! Together, Stan and Jack’s FF laid the foundation of the Marvel Universe and birthed more amazing concepts and characters than any series before or since. Here, in the final issues of their run, expect plenty of explosive action and family drama – including the Mole Man, an interstellar gladiatorial arena, Doctor Doom, a mission to save Apollo 11, the Inhumans, the Sub-Mariner, Magneto and more! And to top it all off, we’re including the completed version of Stan and Jack’s “lost” FF issue! 

This Epic Collection is the start of the Marvel Universe – as in, this is literally the comic that started it all! If you’re looking for the origins of all things Marvel, this is the place to start (though definitely check out the previous five volumes, The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine, The Master Plan of Doctor Doom, The Coming Of Galactus, The Mystery Of The Black Panther, The Name Is Doom).

Incredible Hulk by Peter David Omnibus volume 2

Peter David’s groundbreaking run continues! The Hulk is finally getting his head together, with Doc Samson’s help – but will the dominant personality end up being gray, green or something new? Either way, he’ll need both brains and brawn when the mysterious Pantheon comes calling with an offer of recruitment! The gray Hulk battles Freedom Force, the Super-Skrull and the Rhino – while the Green Goliath takes on the Abomination, the U-Foes and X-Factor! Meanwhile, Rick Jones falls in love – but will tragedy strike when a face from his past surfaces? The Hulk revisits his origins in an anniversary psychodrama and teams with the Punisher for a Las Vegas homecoming. But events build to a (great big) head when the Leader returns!

This is an old school Incredible Hulk collection, so grab it up if you want to read some classic Hulk! Though, definitely pick up volume 1 first!

Empyre by Al Ewing and Dan Slott

An intergalactic event that will reshape the Marvel Universe! Old allies make a distress call to the Avengers with news of a terrible enemy that could wipe out humanity. Meanwhile, in the most unlikely of places, the Fantastic Four witness the final conflict of the Kree/Skrull War – and a long-hidden Elder of the Universe stands revealed! With the Kree and Skrulls united under a new emperor, their war fleet charts a course – for Earth! The Avengers are ready to fight, while the FF seek a diplomatic solution. But if they can’t work together, the world may not survive. Either way, both teams will be tested as never before! The new Marvel Space Age begins here! 

The Empyre event is finally coming out in bind up form and I cannot be more excited! I’ve been waiting for this for months and cannot wait to get stuck in! And, don’t worry, once a few more bind ups have been released, I’ll give you a reading guide so you won’t get lost in it all!

Dawn Of X volume 9 by Ed Brisson, Gerry Duggan and Johnathon Hickman

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The Dawn of X continues to amaze! Magma returns to Nova Roma, leading a crew of young mutants to answer an urgent distress call! A small attack on Krakoa grows into something much bigger, thanks to the villainous Yellowjacket! Can Captain Kate’s crew of Marauders swat him before his sting pays off? Nathan Summers, the young Cable, has a destiny leading the youth of mutantkind in rebellion…so why not start now? The New Mutants are back from space, and they’ve brought intergalactic trouble for the X-Men! Excalibur chart a new mission – and their destination is the Starlight Citadel! And in the heart of South America, X-Force finds a growing problem that threatens to destroy everything they’ve built!

The ninth volume in the Dawn Of X series, so you’ll need the first eight, and the House Of X/Powers Of X book as well! If you want a reading guide, please do let me know in my comments and I’ll happily make one!

Daredevil Man Without Fear Marvel Select by Frank Miller

Continuing the series of graphic novels handpicked by Marvel Editorial to showcase pivotal storylines written and drawn by some of Marvel’s most acclaimed creators! A fire burns deep within Matt Murdock. He was raised by a single father, an over-the-hill prizefighter with one last chance to make it good – a chance that cost him his life. Taunted and tormented by the other children while growing up, Matt’s life was irrevocably altered after he was blinded by radioactive materials while saving an old man’s life. The payoff? Though his sight was gone forever, his other four senses had become superhumanly enhanced – and his difficult childhood had instilled in him a keen intelligence and an unbreakable will. Matt Murdock’s story is one of love, pain, disappointment and strength. Witness the tour de force origin of Daredevil, the Man Without Fear, by industry legends Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.! 

If you want to to get to know Matt Murdock, this is the place to do it! Marvel Select is made specifically for those wanting to read the most important storylines for major characters, so you should be able to jump into this series without needing to read any previous Daredevil adventures.

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