Apologies for skipping a few weeks of release updates – my website sources stopped working!
But, it’s time to get back to it, so here’s everything releasing this week!
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the iconic team, creator Rob Liefeld returns to the characters he introduced three decades ago to tell a brand-new adventure featuring these hard-hitting heroes! In this special issue, the man called Cable assembles the combined might of five different X-Force squadrons, each gathered across various points in time for one final mission: to defeat Stryfe once and for all – AT ALL COSTS! Sacrifices, betrayals and revelations await as X-Force attempts their most daring assault ever!
Definitely not one for people who are new to the X-Force, I’d recommend looking up X-Force, Deadpool, Cable, Stryfe and everybody else involved first!
• This ain’t Ben Reilly’s first rodeo as Spider-Man, but he’s never had to deal with the death of the Sorcerer Supreme and what it does to New York City.
• Part of Strange’s will and testament was to ask Spidey to deal with particular problems… Is BEN up to it?
• Black Cat isn’t a big Ben fan, so is she riding shotgun because she owes Strange to keep an eye on Ben, or to sabotage Ben?!
This is part of the Death Of Doctor Strange storyline, so make sure you’re all caught up on that, and make sure you know about Ben Reilly and Black Cat before picking this up!
LAST OF HER KIND! LAST HOPE FOR EARTH!
AMI HAN is the last of the mystical shape-shifting KUMIHO. As the WHITE FOX, she’s defended Earth from every threat and proven herself again and again alongside the Agents of Atlas and Tiger Division. But the DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE will test her like never before. Something (or someone) is murdering innocents and the only suspect who fits the profile is White Fox! She’ll have to clear her name and uncover the dark secrets from her mysterious origin while the very planet is under siege. Ami can have the answers she so desperately seeks, or she can save her friends. Guest-starring SWORD MASTER and TIGER DIVISION!
Same advice as above – make sure you’re caught up with Death Of Doctor Strange and White Fox, Sword Master and Tiger Division before reading this!
THE KING OF THE INHUMANS BREAKS HIS SILENCE!
Black Bolt’s mighty voice is his greatest gift…and since childhood, it has been his greatest curse. Recruited with four other heroes to read from the Darkhold, a powerful evil text written by the elder god Chthon, Black Bolt thought he was signing up for a battle befitting a king. But the true battlefield…is his own mind.
Part of the Darkhold storyline, so again, make sure you’re caught up there, and also look up Black Bolt if you’re unfamiliar with him too.
KATE’S HEADING HOME!
Or at least, back to New York. And as much as she wants to go back to where her friends – her chosen family – are, she’s changed since she was last on the East Coast. So she’s picked up a pit stop case first. A confidence-booster, to prove to herself she’s making the right decision and not going to backslide into her past just by changing time zones.
Besides, the case is perfect: Swanky resort? Check. Jewel heist? Check. Almost definitely 100% a trap? Check.
The stories that built the Marvel Universe, from the brilliant minds of legendary creators – now available in an accessible new format the whole family can
enjoy! Peter Parker has not been Spider-Man for very long, but the threats this newly minted hero must face are mounting quickly! Experience the debuts
of Mysterio, Kraven the Hunter, the Scorpion – and most dastardly of all, the Green Goblin! And as if that weren’t enough, the eight-armed Doctor Octopus
has returned, determined to unmask Spidey! Plus: Witness the wall-crawler’s first meetings with Daredevil and the Hulk, and the continuing development
of his love/hate friendship with the Human Torch! But when Doc Ock recruits five villainous allies to join him in the Sinister Six, Spider-Man will face the
battle of his life!
Make sure you pick up volume 1 before picking this up.
SPIDER-MEN WORLDS COLLIDE BMB
Peter Parker and Miles Morales – the most marvelous team-up of all! In the history-making union of the Marvel and Ultimate Universes, Spider-Man comes face-to-face with…Spider-Man! But can the wall-crawlers of two worlds defeat Mysterio, the Master of Illusions? What will happen when Miles encounters an older, wiser version of his inspiration Peter Parker? Or when Peter meets different versions of Aunt May and Gwen Stacy? Then, following the Secret Wars, Miles now lives in the Marvel Universe – but where is the version of Miles Morales that was in the MU to begin with?! As the mystery deepens, our heroes find themselves targeted by the Taskmaster! Both of Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli’s amazing, ultimate Spidey sagas are collected in one book for the first time!
I’d recommend checking out Brian Michael Bendis’ Spider-Man run first.
As Cloak discovers the hideous secret of his hunger for light, Nightmare seeks to use him to destroy Doctor Strange! Elsewhere, the horrific Mr. Jip unleashes his minions, Day and Night! Cloak and Dagger face the Punisher and Mayhem. But when Tandy is corrupted, can X-Factor help save her soul? Then, Dagger deals with the loss of her sight and the apparent death of her crimefighting partner – while the villainous Ecstasy wears Cloak’s cloak! But rumors of Ty’s death have been greatly exaggerated! Plus: Doctor Doom! Acts of Vengeance! Inferno! And Spider-Man and Ghost Rider join Cloak and Dagger for a final fight against Mephisto!
As this is volume 2, again, I’d recommend picking up volume 1 first.
Evil reborn! Will Vision, Swordsman, Magdalene and Deathcry survive the mind-altering madness of the Mephisitoid? And on Wundagore Mountain, Crystal and Quicksilver find Pietro’s childhood nanny, Bova, on her deathbed! Can the High Evolutionary save her? Meanwhile, Giant-Man has big problems – and so does anyone else who’s used Pym Particles! And, haunted by dreams that seem like memories, everything the Vision knows about humanity is about to be challenged! Plus: There’s more to Taylor Madison, Hercules’ mortal girlfriend, than meets the eye – prepare for a Greek tragedy! And when Captain America’s bitter enemy the Red Skull resurfaces, seeking a prize beyond measure, it could spell the end of the Avengers! It’s a shocking saga featuring A.I.M., the Cosmic Cube, the Super-Adaptoid…and M.O.D.O.K.!
This is the 26th volume in this Epic Collection, the previous, available volumes are: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Once An Avenger, Masters Of Evil, Behold…The Vision, This Beachhead Earth, A Trailer Stalks Within Us, The Avengers/Defenders War, Kang War, The Final Threat, Under Seige, Judgement Day, Heavy Metal, The Crossing Line, The Collection Obsession, Operation Galatic Storm, Fear The Reaper and The Gatherers Strike!
Al Ewing and Joe Bennett’s best-selling, Eisner Award-nominated saga continues! There’s a new monster in town. He’s cuddly, lovable and available for your corporate retreat. Sure, there was another Hulk once – the angry green one who made all those nasty threats about ending the world. But who needs him? The Living Hulk is here…you might know him as Xemnu…and he’s going to save us all, or your money back! But how did the Immortal Hulk get erased from the world? And who will triumph when Xemnu battles Bruce Banner?! Plus: The Leader sets his sights on infiltrating his archenemy’s band of allies in preparation to enact his nefarious, intricately planned scheme. And deep in Banner’s mind, something is reaching through the Green Door. It wants to hurt Banner badly. And the Devil Hulk takes that personally.
Make sure you’ve read volumes 1-3 before reading this!
And that’s everything coming out this new comic book day – what’s on your pull list? I’ll be keeping an eye out for Kate Bishop’s new Hawkeye run and Brian Michael Bendis’ Spider-Men!