17th March Marvel Comic Releases

This New Comic Book is bringing us a bumper crop of new comics and bind ups, so let’s dive straight in!

Single Issues:

King In Black: Spider-Man by Jed MacKay

ALL WEBBED UP WITH NO PLACE TO GO!

The next tie-in to the King In Black event!

Captain America Anniversary Tribute by Joe Simon, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

Captain America celebrates 80 years of battling tyranny this month! And what better way to celebrate than by having a cadre of Marvel’s best artists redraw and modernise Captain America’s origin and the debut of the Red Skull from CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1 as well as Cap’s return in the Marvel Age from AVENGERS #4! The legendary stories that changed the course of comic book history are presented in an all-new way for the current generation of Marvel fans!

Perfect for anyone who wants to read classic Captain America stories, but aren’t fond of the classic art style! Or, perfect for anyone who just wants to read classic Cap stories and wants to collect them in single issues!

Black Knight: Curse Of The Ebony Blade by Simon Spurrier

THE GREATEST KNIGHT OF THEM ALL RIDES AGAIN!
Dane Whitman is the BLACK KNIGHT and wielder of the magical EBONY BLADE, but the blade’s power comes at a terrible price. Dane forever bears the burden of its curse: an insatiable lust for blood and mayhem that constantly threatens to swallow its owner in darkness. Must that be Dane’s fate? Following the battle against the KING IN BLACK, a reinvigorated Dane has a greater sense of purpose than ever before. But his sword is the key to a new enemy’s evil plan and only the Black Knight can prevent the coming death and destruction. This conflict spanning mythical Camelot to modern-day NYC will test Dane like never before and challenge everything he believes about himself, the Ebony Blade, and the entire history of the Black Knight! Guest starring the AVENGERS!

At the very least, I’d recommend reading King In Black by Donny Cates first!

The Trials Of Ultraman by Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom

Ultraman narrowly averted a catastrophe decades in the making. The world was saved – but, also, forever changed.
Now…come the consequences.
Much of the populace regard their defenders with suspicion. Enemies hide in plain sight, and even those closest to Shin Hayata don’t necessarily have faith in the Giant of Light. But at last, a long-thought-lost comrade has mysteriously returned!
That’s a good thing…right?
The RISE is over. The training wheels are off, and the stakes have never been higher. THE TRIALS OF ULTRAMAN begin here!

Definitely read Rise Of Ultraman by the same authors first, which brings me onto the:

Bind Ups:

The Rise Of Ultraman by Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom

Ultraman rises at Marvel! In the darkness there lurk Kaiju – terrifying and unfathomable monsters. Between them and the rest of us stands the United Science Patrol! But who are these enigmatic defenders, and how do they perform their miracles? Shin Hayata and Kiki Fuji have spent half a lifetime trying to find out – and now their quest drives them toward a decades-old dark secret and a collision course with a mysterious warrior from beyond the stars! Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Mat Groom (Self/Made) and Francesco Manna (AVENGERS) reimagine the classic origin of a pop culture icon! The histories of two worlds, the experiences of two lives and the destinies of two heroes must reconcile as Ultra and Man struggle to become one – and if they don’t, neither will survive!

Seeing as this is a reimagining of an origin, you can start here without having to read anything else first!

Iron Man by Dan Slott Omnibus

Dan Slott gives Tony Stark an upgrade – and unleashes the long-awaited Iron Man of 2020! Iron Man is an idea. Always changing. Always evolving. Now the ultimate self-made hero is reaching new heights of inventiveness! But Tony has been holding back an enormous secret since his return, and it will change everything! Stark’s new virtual world, the eScape, seems like a paradise – but who controls it? And who controls Iron Man? Artificial intelligence takes the focus as Jocasta and Machine Man join the cast, and Tony questions his very identity – but when an AI uprising begins, Iron Man is not the invincible hero the world needs. Arno Stark’s time has come: 2020 is here.. And a robot revolution is about to transform the world!

This is the run up to the Iron Man 2020 event, so if you’re interested in that, you’ll definitely want to read this first! Also please note that this actually contains part of the event itself. So you’ll also need to get Robot Revolution – Force Works and Robot Revolution – iWolverine!

Official Handbook: Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition by Mark Gruenwald

Following the success of the original OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE came the DELUXE EDITION – expanded, augmented and fully updated! Now, the ultimate guide to the mid-1980s Marvel Universe is collected in a single gigantic hardcover for the first time! The OHOTMU DELUXE EDITION featured fact-packed character profiles illustrated by some of the era’s biggest names, including John Byrne, Frank Miller, Arthur Adams, Walter Simonson and Bill Sienkiewicz! Immerse yourself in hundreds of in-depth profiles of Marvel’s greatest heroes and villains – from Abomination to Zzzax and everyone in between! Plus: An array of alien races, equipment schematics and maps, and a rundown of the dearly departed in the Book of the Dead!

This book is trying to put me out of a job! Or at least, it is in terms of the mid-80s Marvel comics! Honestly though, if you’re unsure about anything in terms of Marvel in the 80’s, this will be perfect for you – it’s a little pricey, but it will definitely be worth the money and knowledge it gives you!

Iron Man: Big Iron by Christopher Cantwell

Tony Stark is looking to restart his engine. He’s going back to basics, putting away his high-tech toys and high-profile image so he can get his hands dirty again. It’s time to put on some old-fashioned metal – and fly! But can Tony really lay down that Stark-sized ego? Life just isn’t that simple, something old friends and frustrating foes are quick to point out. So Iron Man takes the fight back to the streets, facing down old-school villains like Arcade and the Absorbing Man. But what’s really going on in Tony’s head? As old friends like Hellcat try to help him find peace of mind, lurking on the horizon is a threat Tony – and the entire cosmos – hasn’t seen in years. Prepare for the new saga of Korvac!

This is perfect for new and old Iron Man fans alike! The only thing you truly need to have read is the Iron Man 2020!

Juggernaut No Stopping Now by Fabian Nicieza

Can’t stop, won’t stop! A mystic gem. An avatar of destruction. A force of overwhelming power. An embittered man with a life of regret. Nothing can stop the Juggernaut – except himself! Buildings fall, chaos reigns and the Juggernaut does what the mystical Cyttorak empowered him to do – but Cain Marko, the man beneath the helmet, is done letting others pick up the pieces of the things he’s destroyed. It’s time for the Juggernaut to take some responsibility! But when Cain stands trial, will justice catch up with him – or will he tear down the system? Plus: Who is D-Cel, and how will she change Cain’s life? And what happens when Juggy decides the Immortal Hulk needs to answer for his own lifetime’s worth of smashing? It’s a bold new direction for the unstoppable Juggernaut!

A solo series for Juggernaut, which admittedly hasn’t gone too well in terms of fan reaction. But, it could be worth it for fans of Cain Marko!

Hawkeye: Go West by Kelly Thompson

The adventures of Hawkeye and Hawkeye! Kate Bishop embarks on an intergenerational adventure through time with a young Clint Barton – in the middle of a battle royale of Marvel’s greatest sharpshooters! Back in the present, Kate reaches out to her old pal Clint for assistance with a problem – but, typically, he needs her help more! Clint’s gotten himself into some big trouble, and that means both Hawkeyes must run a wild race across Los Angeles, trying to stay one step ahead of deadly foes! And the fun has just begun when Kate recruits an all-new team of West Coast Avengers! Say hello to America Chavez! Kid Omega! Gwenpool! And some guy named Fuse! Can this wild new team survive the attack of…the 50-foot Tigra?! 

This is a bind up of Hawkeye: Kate Bishop: Family Reunion and West Coast Avengers, so if you’ve got those, you don’t need this! If you don’t, and are interested in it, you’ll want Anchor Points and Masks in the Hawkeye: Kate Bishop series!

Daredevil: To Heaven Through Hell by Chip Zdarsky

You will know fear! After a dangerous brush with death, Matt Murdock must piece together his shattered life. Years of trauma have taken their toll, and becoming the guardian of Hell’s Kitchen again won’t be easy. Mistakes will be made, and one might prove to be the end of Daredevil! With a criminal dead, Matt must go on the run in a desperate bid to clear his name. But even he can’t outrun judgment forever. And with Daredevil absent from Hell’s Kitchen, the real devils come out to play. Matt Murdock will emerge from his ordeals a changed man-but will it be for better or worse? And when he faces up to his choices, can he truly live a life without the suit? Chip Zdarsky unveils the next chapter in the ever-surprising saga of Daredevil! 

The first ten issues of a new Daredevil series! It’s darker than most comics, but definitely worth a read!

Dawn Of X volume 14 by Vita Ayala and more

Mayhem and murder in the Dawn of X! The X-Men grapple with the events of EMPYRE! As mutants, plant-people, zombies, demons and senior citizens clash, who will be left standing? Meanwhile, the trees are killing the children, and Magneto won’t stand for it! Wolverine seeks solace in the Red Tavern – a snowbound, backwoods watering hole where he only wants to guzzle whiskey in peace. But he’ll drink his way straight into a twisting-and-turning mystery with one of his most bitter enemies at its heart! And X-Factor takes the case when a mutant dancer at a prestigious ballet academy disappears. But the clues all point to…the Mojoverse!

The 14th volume in the Dawn Of X series!

Avengers by Jason Aaron volume 1

AVENGERS BY JASON AARON HC VOL 01

Jason Aaron, red-hot writer of THOR, takes over the Avengers – and assembles a power-packed lineup for the ages! The Avengers’ “Big Three” of Thor, Captain America and Iron Man are joined by Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Hulk and the newest Ghost Rider, Robbie Reyes! But even with Doctor Strange lending a hand, can this new team save the world from the 2,000-foot-tall space gods known as the Celestials? And what role does Loki play in re-forming the Avengers? A furious Namor strikes, Russia’s new Winter Guard makes its presence felt and the Avengers enter the future with a new HQ you won’t believe – but in the far past, prepare to meet the Avengers of One Million BCE! 

The first 12 issues in Jason Aaron’s Avengers run. Personally, I wouldn’t recommend it for people who are new to Avengers comics, as this relies on knowledge of a lot of various characters, and currently I just have a guide for Jason Aaron’s Thor!

And that’s everything coming out today! What’s on your pull list? I’m eyeing up Dawn Of X 14!

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