12th May Marvel Comic Releases

It’s new Comic Book Day, so let’s get into today’s releases!

Single Issues:

Giant-Size Amazing Spider-Man: Kings Ransom by Nick Spencer

• Everything comes down to this!
•  Kingpin’s quest that violates all natural law!
•  Tombstone and Robbie Robertson’s years’ old enmity!
•  Randy Robertson and Beetle’s timeless love!
•  Boomerang’s scheme!
•  Spider-Man’s whole status quo!

The last part to the King’s Ransom storyline, so don’t go into this without reading that!

Heroes Reborn: Hyperion and The Imperial Guard by Ryan Cady

The teenage Hyperion’s cosmic quests with his Shi’ar friends near their end, but none of the young heroes are ready to say farewell. A quick mission in the Negative Zone sounds like the perfect coda to a storied fellowship…but what awaits Hyperion, Gladiator and the rest is horror and agony beyond their wildest nightmares!
Also included in this issue: a special preview of the new spinoff series, THE STARJAMMERS!

Part of the Heroes Reborn event, so make sure you’ve read issue 1 of Heroes Reborn, released last week! This specific issue is introducing the Imperial Guard – this universe’s Guardians Of The Galaxy!

Heroes Reborn: Peter Parker, Amazing Shutterbug by Marc Bernardin

Peter Parker is the biggest Hyperion fan in the world, and he also just happens to be chummy with his favorite hero thanks to a photography gig at the Daily Bugle! SURELY, nothing can go wrong, with his camera (and him) in the heart of the action… Right?

Another tie-in to Heroes Reborn!

X-Corp by Tini Howard

The deals have been made. Mutantkind is safe on Krakoa.  As the Reign of X continues, what are the wants of the mutants who have everything? Leading the charge is X-CORPORATION, headed by CXOs Monet St. Croix and Warren Worthington, a duo as cutthroat and ruthless in the boardroom as they are on a battlefield. But X-Corp needs more than just its figureheads. As Monet sets out to staff their team with some of the brightest and most deviant minds in mutantkind, Warren finds himself in a tense meeting with one of Krakoa’s first allies who wants to know the truth: on Angel’s wings, will X-Corp crash or soar?  

The next series in Jonathan Hickman’s epic X-Men run! This is taking place after Dawn Of X, Empyre and Reign Of X, so you’ll need to be all caught up – I’ve got a Dawn Of X reading guide up now, Empyre coming this month, and will be doing a follow up with Reign of X and all other X-Men goings-on when there’s a few more bind ups come out!

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Annihilation Conquest Omnibus by Dan Abnett

In the aftermath of the Annihilation War, a devastated galaxy struggles to rebuild. The Nova Corps is destroyed, leaving only Richard Rider. Who will rise to guard the galaxy from the threat of Ultron? When the Kree homeworld is invaded by the techno-organic Phalanx, Star-Lord must lead a ragtag team into battle behind enemy lines with a lineup that includes Mantis, Bug, Groot and Rocket Raccoon! Meanwhile, the new Quasar seeks a mysterious savior – and Nova and Gamora are taken over by the Phalanx! Who is the haunted loner called Wraith? Can the New Mutants’ Warlock free Nova? And what are Ultron and the Phalanx really after?

The next omnibus in the Annihilation event, you’ll just need the Annihilation omnibus by Dan Abnett to read this!

Avengers Epic Collection: Final Threat by Steve Englehart

A new era begins for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes with a new Avengers lineup under the guidance of writers Gerry Conway and Jim Shooter! Teamed with a who’s who of top 1970s art talent – George Pérez, Jim Starlin and John Byrne – these master storytellers pit the Avengers against the greatest threats in the Marvel Universe! From Doctor Doom to Ultron, from Attuma to the Sub-Mariner, the Avengers are put to the test in issue after action-packed issue! Ant-Man amok, the return of Wonder Man and the Avengers’ all-time classic battle with Thanos highlight this Epic Collection!

A reprint of a classic Avengers run, one you should be able to read this without prior knowledge, or at least with minimal research.

Marvel-Verse: Loki by J. Michael Straczynski

He’s the most deceptive deity in the Marvel-Verse – whether he’s playing the villain, the hero or just an agent of chaos! He’s Loki – and these are some of his legendary stories! In an all-time classic, Loki pits his brother Thor against the Silver Surfer for a cosmic battle royale! Then, take a fresh view of the founding of the accursed Avengers through the eyes of the God of Lies responsible for assembling them! On the trail of a sinister sorcerer, Loki finds an unlikely ally in none other than Spider-Man – and ends up in the web-slinger’s debt! And when the rejuvenated Trickster turns over a new leaf, Kid Loki will learn exactly what his fellow Asgardians think of him! 

A collection of classic Loki stories from the 60’s and the 90’s, for all the Loki fans out there!

Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman Complete Collection volume 3

Jonathan Hickman’s landmark run continues here! The War of Four Cities escalates as Black Bolt returns, determined to reclaim his throne – and the conflict expands to encompass the entire Marvel Universe! The Human Torch is back and Marvel’s first family are reunited – just in time to end up caught between the Kree Empire and the Negative Zone’s fearsome Annihilation Wave! And if that weren’t enough, Galactus has arrived to judge the world! But as the battle between the Council of Reeds and the Future Foundation extends through the Bridge and spills over into our world, Galactus takes on a group of rogue Celestials! And now the Fantastic Four and their extended family must make their final stand. Discover exactly how Doctor Doom and the Future Foundation will save us all! 

To read this, you’ll just need the Complete Collection volumes 1 and 2.

Morbius Epic Collection: The End of A Living Vampire by Doug Moench

The first era in the dark saga of Marvel’s living vampire concludes! Morbius must save Martine Bancroft from the other-dimensional clutches of Helleyes, while CIA agent Simon Stroud stalks him at every turn! In a pair of black-and-white vampire tales, Morbius struggles with a desperate attempt to end his bloodlust while facing the undead threat of the Brotherhood of Judas! A Morbius showcase in MARVEL PREVIEW sends the living vampire on the hunt for a brutal murderer in the moors of Slade Mansion! And Morbius joins Man-Thing, Ghost Rider and the Werewolf by Night in the Legion of Monsters! Plus: Team-ups with the Thing, Spider-Man and She-Hulk! 

The first one is called Living Vampire!

Fantastic Four: Forever Gate by Dan Slott

A new era for the Fantastic Four! New villains! New uniforms! And a major status quo change! But who is the mysterious figure called the Helmsman? Is he here to save our reality or destroy it? Meanwhile, Doctor Doom resurfaces – and one of the most important characters in the entire cosmos returns from the dead! Then, when a powerful portal to everywhere is ripped open, beings from countless realities pour through, threatening to overwhelm Manhattan…and then the rest of the world! The FF must close the Forever Gate, but why is Mister Fantastic standing in their way?! Featuring the Silver Surfer and the deadliest weapon in the universe! Plus: When the King in Black plunges the world into darkness, a symbiote will bond with a member of Marvel’s First Family!

This is volume 7, so you’ll need to read the Secret Wars event, then Fantastic Four: Fourever, Mr And Mrs Grimm, The Herald Of Doom, Immortal Hulk, Point Of Origin and Empyre.

And that’s it for this week for new releases! Who’s going to be getting Loki and Fantastic Four with me?

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