19th January Marvel Comic Releases

It’s that time of week again, and there’s a LOT of new stuff coming out this New Comic Book Day!

Single Issues:

X Lives Of Wolverine by Benjamin Percy

Logan. James Howlett. Weapon X. The mutant best known as WOLVERINE has lived many lives under many identities and in many places, but never before has the fate of the future been so entwined with the past! Fan-favorite eras of Wolverine’s saga are explored anew, along with never-before-seen episodes as Logan must travel to various points in time to prevent the death of a key figure in mutant history. But these LIVES are only one side of the story…
Be here for the start of the time-shredding saga across all of Wolverine’s history and future yet to come!

This is all tying into the latest X-Men storyline, so may sure you’re all caught up on all things X-Men, and know a bit about Wolverine before jumping into this!

Silver Surfer Rebirth by Ron Marz

No, we don’t mean the guys on the cover… We’re talking about legendary creators Ron Marz and Ron Lim returning to tell a story set during their fan-favorite run of SILVER SURFER!

Someone has stolen the Reality Gem, an object that allows the user to fulfill any wish no matter the consequences! But whoever has taken it is doing things like bringing back the dead hero Captain Mar-Vell. It’s up to Silver Surfer to team up with the least likely of allies, Thanos, to find the Gem and restore reality to its proper form!

This is another one where you’ll need some knowledge before going near this, I’d recommend looking up the Silver Surfer and Captain Mar-Vell, if not also Thanos and the Reality Gem!

Silk by Emily Kim

Cindy Moon returns as the web-spinning Spider-Hero SILK in an all-new, all-star series! As Silk gains popularity in the public eye, Cindy is questioning her place in the world. But existentialism will have to wait when a powerful new villain is turned loose!

In a race against the clock, Silk discovers the dangers of ancient Korean magic – and social media. Don’t miss the comics debut of stunning storyteller EMILY KIM and the return of legendary comic artist TAKESHI MIYAZAWA!

You’ll need to know about Silk before reading this. I’ll be writing up a character profile later in the year, nearer the time of Across The Spider-Verse.

She-Hulk by Rainbow Rowell

The best character ever is back in her own series and about to glam up the whole Marvel Universe! Jennifer Walters, A.K.A. the Sensational She-Hulk, is no longer savage and needs to put her life back together. She’s got a career to rebuild, friends to reconnect with (and maybe represent in a court of law) and enemies to… well, she may not want to connect with them, but they are DEFINITELY going to connect with her. And the last page of this first issue is going to send Jen down a road she’s never traveled and that will shake up her life and possibly the whole Marvel Universe.

I’ll have a guide up for She-Hulk before her show comes out later in the year.

Devils Reign: X-Men by Gerry Duggan

Emma Frost has many skeletons in her closet, but only one of them is currently Mayor of New York City. The truth about the White Queen’s secret past with the Kingpin of Crime comes to light. As Wilson Fisk makes his play, will his old ally Emma Frost stand in his way? Or protect the secrets they share?

This ties into the Devils Reign event, so you’ll need the previous issues before getting this one.

Devils Reign: Villains For Hire by Chip Zdarsky

NEW YORK CITY is on a razor’s edge, and there’s only one force fighting for the rule of law in the chaos: Wilson Fisk’s THUNDERBOLTS! NEW YORK CITY is on a razor’s edge, and there’s only one force fighting for the rule of law in the chaos: Wilson Fisk’s THUNDERBOLTS!

Another part to Devils Reign, so same advice as above.

Death Of Doctor Strange: X-Men/Black Knight by Si Spurrier

All manner of vile extradimensional foes invade Earth following the collapse of Doctor Strange’s magical safeguards for the planet. Dane Whitman, A.K.A. the BLACK KNIGHT, receives a terrible vision from the EBON SIEGE while Jacks, now sharing the burden of the EBONY BLADE with her father, rides off to confront a terrible evil attacking London-the X-MEN?! Krakoa’s greatest heroes have been transformed-but by what?! Jacks, Dane and Faiza Hussain-bearer of the mighty sword EXCALIBUR-must team up to save the X-Men before an even deadlier threat destroys them all!

I’d recommend being up to date with all of Death Of Doctor Strange (guide incoming once bind ups start arriving), as well as having knowledge of the X-Men and Dane Whitman.

Ben Reilly Spider-Man by J.M. Dematteis

BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! Iconic Spider-Man scribe J.M. DeMatteis (KRAVEN’S LAST HUNT, SPIDER-MAN: THE LOST YEARS) returns to spin his webs once more within the Spidey mythos, this time joined by explosive artist David Balde n (WEB WARRIORS, DOMINO)! Together, they’re bringing you unlocked memories in the life of BEN REILLY, A.K.A. SPIDER-MAN! Darkness looms over New York City as murders begin to pile up…but how are they all connected? Do the answers Ben is looking for reside in the haunted halls of the RAVENCROFT INSTITUTE? Find out as we return to the era when Ben Reilly was the one, true SPIDER-MAN!

This relies on a LOT of previous Spider-Man knowledge, so I would not recommend going anywhere near this without knowing who Ben is, what Ravencroft is, and just the Spider-Verse in general.

Bind Ups:

Amazing Spider-Man: Beyond by Zeb Wells and more

Amazing creators unite for a brand-new era! Ben Reilly – the clone of Spider-Man – is back! He’s been through hell – but now with the support of the Beyond Corporation, Ben is thwipping once again and being the best Spider-Man he can be. But where is Peter Parker? And what will this upheaval mean for Mary Jane, the Black Cat, Aunt May and all of New York City?! Donning the webs has placed a target on Ben’s back, and Morbius and Kraven are out for blood! So Ben will need all the training he can get – from the Daughters of the Dragon! Prepare to go Beyond as new webs are woven that will take you to places you’ve never been, pit the web-slinger against classic villains and brand-new foes – and re-invent the whole concept of Spider-Man!

Yet another one that relies on previous knowledge, and this one is definitely not something you can just wing, Ben and Peter Parker’s relationship is… complicated to say the least! I’ll have a guide about Ben up soon!

Hawkeye Epic Collection: The Avenging Archer by Stan Lee and more

Earth’s Mightiest Marksman! Follow Hawkeye’s career from his debut to his first solo adventure and beyond! Though Clint Barton debuted as a foe of Iron Man and a love interest to the deadly Black Widow, the sharpshooter soon reformed and joined the Avengers, becoming a force for good – and a thorn in Captain America’s side! Now learn Hawkeye’s hidden history, thrill to his size-changing stint as Goliath and unforgettable team-ups with Spider-Man and Ant-Man, witness his battles with the bizarre Death-Throws and more! Plus: the heroic career of Hawkeye’s bride-to-be, Mockingbird! 

If you’re wanting to know more about Clint and Mockingbird’s romance after that reveal at the end of the Hawkeye tv show!

Miles Morales Volume 6: All Eyes On Me by Saladin Ahmed

Happy tenth anniversary, Miles Morales! The young Spider-Man has run the gauntlet of his very own Clone Saga – but the shocking fallout will leave Miles and the people he loves permanently changed. You may think we’re joking or blowing it out of proportion – but we are not! Change is on the horizon – and as we enter the Beyond era, it’s time to look ahead to Spider-Man’s future! And although Miles’ scars are fresh and his path may be uncertain, that future has never looked brighter. For one thing, it’s date night for Spider-Man and Starling! Unfortunately, no one informed Taskmaster that three’s a crowd. Plus: Miles is making new friends – including, thanks to a series of monster attacks in Brooklyn, Ms. Marvel’s pal Amulet!

The previous volumes are: Straight Outta Brooklyn, Bring On The Bad Guys, Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales, Family Business, Ultimatum and The Clone Saga.

Reign of X Volume 8 by Gerry Duggan and more

Threats multiply in the Reign of X! As Cable and his allies get closer to the secret of the missing mutant baby, a fateful reckoning draws ever closer! The origin of the Children of the Atom is revealed – but who really are these junior X-Men behind their masks? Meanwhile, an invisible threat is loose on the island of Krakoa – unseen, unheard, undetectable by any…except Excalibur. Elsewhere, one of the deadliest enemies in the history – and future – of the X-Men comes online. And when Mister Sinister goes missing, can the Hellions unravel the mystery? 

The next part in the Dawn Of X series, so make sure you’re all caught up!

Spider-Woman Volume 3: Back To Basics by Karla Pacheco

Jessica Drew is going back to basics! She’s been pushed to places she never wants to go again – but she survived. Now, with a new lease on life, it’s time to show the world who Spider-Woman truly is! She’ll begin with the Brothers of the Sword – but who exactly are these blade-wielding bros? The answer to that is just the beginning. A who’s who of Marvel mercenaries want something that Jess has – and needs! Spider-Woman soon finds herself in the sights of Lady Bullseye and more deadly killers in a battle royal across New York City! But when the fight becomes a family affair, someone in the Drew clan will suit up for the first time! Who could it be?! It’s the fight of Spider-Woman’s life, and you do not want to miss it! 

The previous volumes are: Bad Blood and King In Black.

X-Men: Hellfire Gala Red Carpet Collection by Jonathan Hickman and more

The X-Men are rolling out the red carpet for the biggest Krakoan event of the season – and this high-class hardcover details every drink, dance, dalliance and deception at the Hellfire Gala!

This takes place just before Reign Of X, I’ll add it to the reading guide soon, once a few more bind ups come out!

And that’s everything coming out today! What’s on your pull list? I’ll be picking up the latest Miles Morales and Reign Of X!

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