There’s a lot of new comics and bind ups being released this New Comic Book Day, so let’s get into it!
CAN MAGNETO RESURRECT HOPE FOR MUTANTKIND BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE?
Years ago, Magneto and Professor X led Earth’s mutants in a final push for independence against the Squadron Supreme of America. What followed was the Squadron’s Mutant Massacre, a violent rebuttal that left Mutantkind forever wounded, and Xavier dead…or so Magneto thought. Years later, Magneto discovers Xavier clinging to life in the astral plane and gathers his allies for a first-of-its-kind rescue mission. Too bad the same mission puts the Mutant Force back on the Squadron’s radar!.Failure means the last gasp of mutantkind, but success means the first breaths of something even more elusive to the mutants of Heroes Reborn: HOPE.
The first issue in the spin off in the new Heroes Reborn event! Just make sure you’ve read the previous issues in the main Heroes Reborn run first!
BLACK WIDOW & HAWKEYE LEAD AN ASSAULT ON THE SQUADRON!
• After the Civil War that split the Squadron Supreme in half, Nighthawk formed his own Squadron in Europe.
• But not all of Europe is okay with it. Baron Zemo has put together his own team to take them down. Who’s on this team?
• Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton, Scott Lang and Victor Creed.
• The Squadron doesn’t stand a chance.
Again, make sure you’ve read the previous Heroes Reborn issues before reading this.
The Squadron Supreme of America have taken root in the hearts and minds of all, but none more so than a trio of youthful champions who call themselves the Young Squadron!
Kid Spectrum (Sam Alexander), Girl Power (Kamala Khan) and the all-new Falcon (Miles Morales) are here to fight for truth, justice and the American flag…or are they?
Beneath the flashy facade of colorful adventure, something grim is stirring and Deadpool is determined to bring it to light.
Another Heroes Reborn tie in!
Shang-Chi is the Marvel-Verse’s martial arts master – and his deadly hands are full in these action-packed adventures! First, Wolverine seeks out Shang-Chi to train him in the skills necessary to defeat the savage Sabretooth! Then, a class at Midtown High leads Shang-Chi into a team-up with Spidey against Midnight and his ninja army – and the wall-crawler asks for Shang-Chi’s guidance on learning a little Spider-Fu! Shang-Chi and his monkey pal, Chee, have their day off ruined by the ninjas of the Hand – and the deadly paws, hooves and claws of a small army of kung fu animals! And the legendary hero pits his fists against the lethal blades of Lady Deathstrike!
A new bind up of various Shang-Chi adventures – I reckon you need at least a little amount of knowledge on the character, but this is a great way to get to know him better!
Unforgettable stories from a once-in-a-lifetime assemblage of talent! Thirty years ago, Alex Ross had a vision for a new series showcasing Marvel’s heroes in a way they’d never been seen before. The first realisation of that idea became the blockbuster MARVELS – but Ross Alex finally brings his original dream to life! MARVEL is an anthology of stories by unique, exceptional talents, many of whom are working with these characters for the very first time. And all these tales are linked together by an overarching story by Ross featuring the dread dream lord Nightmare, who threatens the entire Marvel Universe – and possibly beyond! Featuring Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, the Thing, Doctor Doom, the Vision, Namor, the Sub-Mariner, Warlock, Rocket Raccoon, the Golden Age Black Widow and more!
Definitely not one for new readers – this relies on a lot of previous knowledge. But, if you are desperate to read it, at least look up the characters mentioned in the synopsis!
Recent events have taken their toll on Peter Parker’s world. In the wake of “Last Remains,” you’ll never look at Norman or Harry Osborn the same again! We know Spider-Man certainly won’t. But as Spidey continues to pick up the pieces and put his life back together, the gathering storms are swirling more and more violently. Mister Negative is back and wants only one thing: His own alter ego, Martin Li! But how is that possible? Meanwhile, Peter and Mary Jane have been through so much, and the specter of Spider-Man has been a constant strain on their relationship from day one. Is there anything left for them to cling to? As one era comes to a shocking end, an unexpected new day is dawning!
The previous volumes in this series are: Back To Basics, Friends And Foes, Lifetime Achievement, Hunted, Behind The Scenes, Absolute Carnage, 2099, Threats And Menaces, Sins Rising, Green Goblin Returns and Last Remains.
Earth’s youngest heroes are outlawed! In the wake of a devastating tragedy, the United States passes a law that will shake the Marvel Universe to its core. The world has had enough of teen crimefighters. The crackdown has begun. And the lives of the next generation will never be the same again. But the world still needs heroes – and Ms. Marvel, Nova and Spider-Man will rise to the challenge as Champions once more! After Kamala Khan makes an unexpected and emotional announcement that her team won’t go down without a fight, the group gathers to plan their next move. But the C.R.A.D.L.E. task force is hot on their trail – and there’s a spy in their midst! Where is Riri “Ironheart” Williams in all this? Guest-starring the Champions’ old friend Cyclops – and the seafaring Marauders!
Definitely read Mark Waid’s Champions, followed by Jim Zub run, as well as Dawn Of X (or at least the X-Men and Marauders runs), just to make sure you’re all caught up before you read this!
Acclaimed writer Mike Grell takes the iron reigns! Weapons that Tony Stark once created and sold are now being used to kill innocents, and Iron Man’s past has returned to haunt him yet again. Can he stop the carnage before it’s too late? Meanwhile, at the top of the world, precious cargo is delivered to a remote monastery. And when the ornate box is unlocked, Stark’s most malevolent foe will be reborn! Then, Iron Man travels back to the age of knights and chivalry – and must pit his armour against dragon fire! And Iron Man takes on Thor when the Asgardians decide to meddle in Earthly affairs! But when terrorists target the Chinese embassy, why is Tony Stark the prime suspect?!
To be honest, I don’t know much about this one at all, so I can’t really give any advice! My only advice is that it may be an idea to check out the previous 49 issues from the 1998 Iron Man run before reading this, just in case!
As Asgardia’s one-man secret service, Loki is ready to lie, cheat and steal his way through the most treacherous missions the All-Mother can throw at him – starting with a heart-stopping heist at Avengers Tower! Loki takes on Lorelei in Monte Carlo’s casinos, heads to the ancient past on a quest for a magical sword and puts together a crew to crack the deepest dungeons of Asgardia itself! Plus: Axis pits him against the brutish Thor, god of evil! But who is King Loki? What vile scheme has he been brewing all this time? And what does this shadowy king’s very existence mean for our Loki?
This is set after Journey Into Mystery so definitely read that first!
The stage is set for X OF SWORDS! Even with the help of Jean Grey, Emma Frost and Fantomex, can Storm save herself from the deadly techno-virus raging within her? The non-treaty nation of Russia is working to undermine Krakoa – and the Beast wants Colossus on X-Force’s side as the first drumbeats of war begin to sound! With Excalibur embroiled in otherworldly conflict at the Starlight Citadel, Apocalypse takes sinister steps toward his ultimate goal. Now, with Rictor in his clutches, En Sabah Nur must survive long enough to complete the ritual he has waited eons for! And when the Summoning begins, nothing will ever be the same for the X-Men!
I’ve explained this before, in terms of the reading order, so I’ll just link it here!
Peter David’s fan-favorite run continues as the Hulk gets an unexpected promotion to leader of the Pantheon! But will their immortal infighting weigh him down? As Rick Jones struggles to save Marlo’s life, the Hulk faces threats from Juggernaut to Venom, takes on S.H.I.E.L.D. in a very personal mission and fights the interstellar Trojan War! But his greatest enemy just might be his own future. In a nightmarish dystopia decades away, the despotic Maestro rules with a familiar, gamma-powered fist! And when rage overpowers the Hulk, can he cope with a new wrinkle in the Banner/Hulk relationship? All this and the wedding of the century!
The first two volumes in this series are just called ‘volume 1’ and ‘volume 2.’
And that’s it for today! What’s everyone most excited to put on their pull list this week? For me, it’s Dawn Of X!