It’s another short week for Marvel Comics, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a few gems in the mix!
SYMBIOTES INVADE THE UNCONQUERABLE COUNTRY OF WAKANDA!
T’Challa’s most treasured allies are lost in a storm of Knull’s making in this wild one-shot! Critically acclaimed writer, actor and producer Geoffrey Thorne explores a Wakanda gone dark – invaded by Knull’s massive symbiote army. Wakanda needs its king. It needs the Black Panther. But once again, the hero must choose between his role as an Avenger, his role as a king… and the yearnings of his heart.
A new series in the King In Black event, this time focusing on Black Panther! I’d definitely recommend reading at least the original Donny Cates’ King In Black before reading this.
MORBIUS, THE LIVING VAMPIRE, FACES A GHOST FROM HIS PAST: HIS FIRST KILL!
• Emil Nikos was Morbius’ research partner…until the bloodlust made Emil the first victim to Morbius’ vampiric urges!
• Now, Emil’s son is dying from a new rare blood disease and only Morbius can save him!
• But at what cost?
I’d recommend reading the 1971 Spider-Man issue 101 to get an introduction to Morbius before reading this. For a more modern take, I’d also recommend Vita Ayala’s 2019 comic, Morbius, for a more recent look at the character.
Cursed by an experiment gone wrong, Dr. Michael Morbius is possessed by an unquenchable thirst for blood – yet his heart beats like any other man’s. He is a living vampire! From his first appearance and solo color comic through his black-and-white adventures, this Epic Collection begins Morbius’ tragic adventure into fear. The sometimes mad, sometimes misunderstood doctor must contend not just with super heroes, but with bizarre cultists and satanic demons! Prepare for stories that will take you to the darker side of Marvel – a world of horror and the supernatural that overtook the industry in the 1970s and defined comics for a generation!
Or, if you want a proper look at Morbius’ origins, then this epic collection is for you! It features his introduction and all his earliest stories!
One triumphant return, one diabolical debut! When Jean Grey is found alive – with a little help from the Avengers and Fantastic Four – she reunites with the rest of Xavier’s original class to form X-Factor! But as Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel and Iceman face new enemies Tower and Frenzy, little do they know the villains are part of an Alliance of Evil led by Apocalypse! They’ll fight Iron Man and Spider-Man, encounter uncanny foes like Bulk and Glow Worm and take on old sparring partners in Freedom Force – but there’s no question who will rise to the role of X-Factor’s archnemesis. The story of En Sabah Nur begins here!
This is the first in the X-Factor epic collection, so you don’t need to read anything beforehand! As long as you’ve got a basic understanding of the X-Men, you’re good to go!
Ta-Nehisi Coates continues his blockbuster examination of the Living Legend! Steve Rogers has given up being Captain America. Framed, disgraced and hunted, he has been forced underground – but he’s not down and out yet. If Cap embodies any one thing, it is perseverance in the face of evil. He’s been fighting his way back to the light one step at a time. And the hour is drawing nigh when Steve will once again pick up the shield and don the stars and stripes! But which of his closest allies will do the same with the armor of the Iron Patriot? And who will be the new Agent 13? Just as the Sentinel of Liberty returns, so too does his greatest enemy – and now, Steve Rogers must marshal his forces to face the reborn Red Skull!
This is set after Secret Empire, so you’ll want to check that out, as well as the first three volumes: Winter In America, Captain Of Nothing and Legend Of Steve.
And that’s everything being released this week! What’s on your pull list? There’s nothing this week that has particularly caught me eye, but I’d love to know what’s caught yours!