13th January Marvel Comic Releases

Welcome to another New Comic Book Day! It’s a little short on single issues, but there’s a lot of new bind ups being released, so let’s get into it!

Single Issues:

King In Black: Gwenom Vs Carnage by Seanan McGuire

Bonded to a synthetic symbiote from another reality, GHOST-SPIDER, aka Gwen Stacy of Earth-65, is unique among the webslingers of the multiverse!
But when KNULL descends on her adopted home, his gravity well of dark psychic energy will reap unforeseen consequences not only on Gwen, but on her symbiotic suit as well!

This ties into both King In Black and Ghost-Spider, so make sure you’ve checked out both first, or this will probably not make much sense! Also, if you want a guide to Seanan’s previous Marvel work, you can find my guide here.

Chris Claremont Anniversary Special by Chris Claremont

Celebrate Chris Claremont’s enormous impact on your favourite Marvel comics of the past five decades with an all-new story! Dani Moonstar is drafted for a mission across time and space for an incredible psychic showdown against the Shadow King-joining forces with characters created and defined by the pen of Chris Claremont!

I’d say this is definitely one for fans of Claremont and not newbies, as it’s relying a lot of previous knowledge. I’ll work on a Claremont guide in the coming months for those who need it!

Bind Ups:

Black Cat volume three: All Dressed Up by Jed MacKay

The Black Cat’s Marvel Universe crime spree continues! And her next target is Stark Unlimited! But stealing a suit of Iron Man armor is bold, even for a master thief like Felicia Hardy. And now she’s on the run (on the fly, really) from Shellhead through the concrete canyons of Manhattan! But Felicia is also still on the run from the Thieves Guild – and it’s possible that the armor wasn’t really what she was stealing! Plus: You are cordially invited to the wedding of Black Cat…and Spider-Man?! Is this the comics event of the year, or is something else going on? Even if Spidey and the Cat are a happy couple, they won’t be for long – because the Vulture is preparing to strike!

As this is volume three, you’ll want ‘Grand Theft Marvel’ and ‘On The Run’ first.

Eternals: Dreaming Celestial Saga by Peter B Gillis, Walter Simonson, Roger Stern, Mark Gruenwald and Ralph Macchio

The awesome Uni-Mind and a tragic death set the stage for a new era in the battle between the godly Eternals and their Deviant adversaries! The Eternals have spread out among the human population in secret. In these uncertain times, their new leader must hold the remaining Eternals together even as a new adversary emerges from deep in the Deviants’ underground stronghold. Ghaur, leader of the Deviant priesthood, has discovered the location of a renegade Celestial, defeated and sealed away by his brethren long ago. If the Eternals can’t come together and stop Ghaur, he will possess the cosmic power of this Dreaming Celestial – and conquer Earth! Plus: Don’t miss the origins of the Eternals from rare WHAT IF? backup features! 

I’d say that you can probably read this without previous Eternal knowledge, but, just to be certain I’d check out a Jack Kirby bind up (either the Omnibus or the Complete Collection will work), just to make sure you’ve got all the character ground work and dynamics right.

Marvel-Verse: Captain Marvel by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Margaret Stohl

Carol Danvers flies higher, further, faster than anyone in the Marvel-Verse – and these are the stories that prove it! First, the world’s greatest super hero teams up with the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but they’re about to have their hands full with the attack of a 50-foot tall redheaded madwoman! Then, everyone loves Carol’s adorable cat, Chewie – but is there more to this feisty feline than meets the eye? And just what is a Flerken anyway? In space, no one can hear you meow! And the modern-day Captain Marvel shares an adventure through time with someone she never thought she would see again – her fallen friend and inspiration, the Kree legend named Mar-Vell!

This is a bind up of Captain Marvel stories, so you should be fine reading this without prior comic reading!

Vision & Scarlet Witch: Wanda & Vision by Steve Englehart and Bill Mantlo

The unlikely romance between the Vision and the Scarlet Witch is one of the most famous Avengers storylines of all! Now, witness what happens when the two heroes finally get married and settle down in the suburbs! If you think they’re going to live the quiet life, think again! Wanda embraces her sorcerous heritage – but can a revelation about her family tree be believed? The Vision’s past threatens their future, as Ultron and the Grim Reaper strike! And things get even stranger when Wanda’s magic spells lead to the couple becoming…a family! That’s right, despite all odds the Scarlet Witch is pregnant – and now Wanda and Vision must prepare for the biggest responsibility of their lives!

This reprinting of two 80’s runs is perfect to read this week, what with Wandavision coming out – especially seeing as this one seems to have several similar plot points to the show!

Thor and Eternals: Celestials Saga by Roy Thomas, Mark Gruenwald and Ralph Macchio

Prepare – the Eternals are coming! Roy Thomas brings Jack Kirby’s Eternals into the Marvel Universe in one of the greatest THOR sagas of all time! The Mighty Thor confronts Odin with questions about Ragnarok, his mother and the threat of the towering cosmic beings known as the Celestials. Odin refuses to reveal the truth, instead sending Thor on a quest for answers. Thor’s journey will bring him face-to-face with the Eternals and reveal the long-hidden secrets of the Marvel Universe! Thus is the stage set for an unbelievable war between gods! Before the dust settles, the Fourth Host of the Celestials will descend on Earth to lay down their judgment – and both human and god may be found wanting.

Marvel really are going for it with classic Eternals reprintings! Again, I’d probably read Ragnarok and Jack Kirby’s Eternals first, just to be fully up to date with the characters!

And that’s every new release coming this week! What’s on your pull list, I’m definitely going to pick up Wanda and Vision!

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