21st April Marvel Comic Releases

There’s a lot of comics coming out today, so let’s get into it!

Single issues:

Women Of Marvel by Natasha Alterici

WHO RUNS THE WORLD? YOU ALREADY KNOW. CELEBRATE THE WOMEN OF MARVEL WITH AN EXTRAVAGANZA OF EXTRAORDINARY TALENT!
The future is female! Get in on the ground floor with this amazing assembly of writers and artists from all over entertainment. Comics legend Louise Simonson kicks things off with a must-read introduction! Nadia Shammas punches the glass ceiling with the Jade Giantess! Elsa Sjunneson grits her way to the front line with Captain Peggy Carter! Sophie Campbell goes feral with a bone-grinding Marrow story! Video game-and-comics writer Anne Toole makes her Marvel debut in a blaze of glory! Natasha Alterici of Heathen fame charges sword-first into the Marvel Universe! With astonishing art from new and established artists Kei Zama (Transformers, DEATH’S HEAD), Eleonora Carlini (Power Rangers, Batgirl), Skylar Patridge (Resonant, Relics of Youth), Joanna Estep (Fantastic Four, Fraggle Rock) and more, you’re sure to come away powered up and ready to slay – in high heels and boots alike.

If, like me, you want to find more female comic authors/artists to read, there is absolutely no better place to start than this! You may have to look up a few characters for it all to make sense, but I think that this is going to be a must read comic!

Way Of X by Si Spurrier

THE WAY TO THE FUTURE OF X!
Mutantkind has built a new Eden… but there are serpents in this garden. Some mutants struggle to fit in. Some mutants turn to violence and death. And the children whisper
of the Patchwork Man, singing in their hearts…Only one mutant senses the looming shadows.
Snared by questions of death, law and love, only NIGHTCRAWLER can fight for the soul of Krakoa. Only he – and the curious crew he assembles – can help mutants defeat their inner-darkness and find a new way to live. The WAY OF X.

The next part in the X-Men’s current run! I’d highly recommend reading Dawn of X first, as well as Empyre (reading guide to come in May), or this won’t make any sense.

Mighty Valkryries by Jason Aaron and Torunn Gronbekk

JANE FOSTER GETS A FRESH START – AND ALLIES BOTH NEW AND OLD!
Jane Foster believed she was the only Valkyrie left – but the fight against Knull, the King in Black, proved her wrong. Now the Valkyries must redefine their roles in a changing world – and Asgard’s not going to make it easy. When Loki comes to Jane with rumours of a beast stalking the souls of Midgard, she leaps into action – but she’s not the only one after the strange wolf’s hide. She’ll need backup…but her ancient coworker has other priorities. Years ago, the warrior made a promise to a woman she loved. And now, it’s time to follow through.

To read this, you will definitely need to ring King In Black, as well as Jason Aaron’s Thor run.

Bind Ups:

Black Widow: Ties That Bind by Kelly Thompson

Something is very wrong with Natasha: She’s…happy?! Kelly Thompson. Black Widow. ‘Nuff said! The best-selling, Eisner Award-nominated writer of CAPTAIN MARVEL joins rising-star artist Elena Casagrande to change everything for Natasha Romanoff! The Widow has been a spy almost as long as she’s been alive. And she’s never stopped running, whether she was working for the good guys or the bad. But retirement definitely agrees with the world’s deadliest woman as she revels in the perfect life she never dreamed she could have. But scratch the surface of that perfect life and you’ll find something very wrong lurking beneath it – and a woman like Nat just can’t help but scratch. Beyond San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge lies a mystery only the Marvel Universe’s greatest spy can solve! 

Kelly Thompson is one of the best authors in the business, and with the Black Widow movie coming in July, now is the best time to pick this up!

Captain Marvel: New World by Kelly Thompson

A threat unlike any that Captain Marvel has ever known! Carol Danvers has been stolen away to a far future. All her mightiest allies are gone, and the enemy she faces has only grown stronger with time. As the secrets behind Ove and his stronghold are revealed, Captain Marvel and her team of old and new friends are dramatically outgunned. Meanwhile, the mysteries surrounding how and why Carol got here begin to reveal themselves – and they’re not what anyone expected! Prepare for a no-holds-barred fight against a mad king for the fate of this strange world – but will saving the future mean sacrificing Captain Marvel’s only chance to go home?

To read this, you’ll want to read: Re-Entry, Falling Star, The Last Avenger and Accused.

Dawn Of X by various

Shocks and surprises in the Dawn of X! Every streamer in the Mojoverse is desperate to get a little of the X-magic on their channel – but all X-Factor wants is to figure out who murdered a Krakoan citizen! In the snowbound darkness of the north, Wolverine is a prisoner of Dracula! The human world never seems to tire of lashing out at Krakoa, but the New Mutants have their ways of returning the favor! Captain Kate Pryde is dead, and the Marauders mourn their staggering loss! And why has the enigmatic Fantomex broken into his own artificial realm, the World?

The next part in Dawn Of X! Link to my full reading guide above!

Deadpool by Joe Kelly Complete Collection volume 2

Joe Kelly’s riotous run continues! Deadpool goes from would-be hero to zero (issue) in an encounter with the lamest dead people in the Marvel Universe! But Wade is a drowning man as T-Ray and Typhoid continue to torment him. Can X-Force’s Siryn save Deadpool from his own self-destructive tendencies? As Wade inches closer to the edge, he finds himself targeted for death! The man called Ajax is cleaning house, and he wants Deadpool’s stain scrubbed from the planet. But what’s his connection to Wade’s untold origin? Meanwhile, the world is on the brink of cosmic oblivion – and as far as Landau, Luckman & Lake are concerned, only one man can avert disaster: Deadpool is destined to be the savior of Earth! Really?!

For the second volume in Joe Kelly’s Complete Collection – the first one is simply called ‘volume 1.’

Marvel Masterworks: Black Panther volume 3 by Peter B Gillis and Don McGregor

The Marvel Masterworks proudly present the continuing adventures of the Black Panther! In a political-thriller limited series by Peter B. Gillis and Denys Cowan, T’Challa -the king of Wakanda – finds himself in an existential crisis: how can he present himself as a hero of Africa while an apartheid state exists next door to Wakanda? Then – Don McGregor, the mastermind behind the Black Panther’s first series – continues his saga with “Panther’s Quest”! When T’Challa learns the mother he never knew might still be alive, he stops at no cost to rescue her – invading South Africa and battling mercenaries and militaries alike. It’s a creative tour de force featuring artwork by Marvel icons Gene Colan and Tom Palmer that defined the character for a generation! 

The first two in this series are simply called volumes 1 and 2.

Marvel Masterworks: Thor volume 20 by Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio and Doug Moench

With writer Doug Moench behind the helm, Thor returns to Midgard (A.K.A. Earth) – but there’s no getting comfortable for the God of Thunder as he soon discovers heavies like the Wrecking Crew, Mephisto and Galactus’ heralds Firelord and Gabriel all ready and waiting to take him on! And even when Thor finally does get time for a well-earned rest, he finds himself haunted with visions of the dream demon! But why is All-Father Odin putting Thor on trial? Plus: X-Men scribe Chris Claremont delivers a supersize battle against the dread Dormammu, while Mark Gruenwald and Ralph Macchio provide a fresh set of Tales of Asgard! Lift Mjolnir high – this is a Masterworks fit for the Realm Eternal!

Another Masterworks, again, the previous volumes are named volumes 1-19.

Thunderbolts Omnibus volume 1 by various

Justice…like lightning! When the Avengers and Fantastic Four fall, new heroes emerge to protect the Marvel Universe: Citizen V, Meteorite, Songbird, Atlas, Techno and Mach-1! But in one of the greatest shocks in comics history, these Thunderbolts are really the Masters of Evil in disguise! With Baron Zemo leading them into battle, what is the scheming villain’s endgame? How long can they keep their secret hidden? And when the truth is finally revealed, will the Thunderbolts return to type – or have their brief lives as heroes inspired them to change? Collecting writer Kurt Busiek’s complete fan-favorite run!

All I’m saying is that with the rumours of the Thunderbolts coming into the MCU, this would be a great time to pick this up and get some knowledge in…

And that’s everything coming out today! What’s on your pull list, I’m definitely picking up Black Widow and Dawn Of X!

Happy New Comic Book Day everyone!

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