A little short on the single issues this week, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some brilliant new releases coming this new comic book day!
RETURN TO MADRIPOOR WITH THE MAN CALLED PATCH!
ALL-NEW action, intrigue and espionage awaits you as legendary creator Larry Hama returns with a story set before his original run on WOLVERINE! The mutant known as LOGAN has made a name for himself on the mysterious island of MADRIPOOR, where the locals know him as PATCH. From their haunt at the PRINCESS BAR, what starts as a simple recon mission lands PATCH and ARCHIE knee-deep in a paramilitary struggle that will surface some SURPRISE REVELATIONS and characters! And is that NICK FURY, DIRECTOR OF S.H.I.E.L.D.? Yes, two patches for the price of one! A must-have for long-standing readers, and a welcome entry point for new readers of WOLVERINE!
As the synopsis says, this is a great starting point for anyone who wants to get into Wolverine’s comic counterpart! My only recommendation would be to know a bit about Madripoor before going into this!
With the mutant race reduced to extinction levels, how do the X-Men pick up the pieces? A Sentinel arrival and a sneak attack force the weakened X-Men to re-evaluate who their friends are – and to align themselves with former enemies. For when his people need him the most, Apocalypse shall return! Cable can see the signs, but can he and Deadpool stop it from happening? Do they even want to? As Apocalypse rises again to lead mutantkind into the future, only the strongest will survive! But just wait until you see En Sabah Nur’s new Horsemen! Will the blood of Apocalypse contain salvation – or damnation?
The previous volume is called Dangerous Liaison, and you’ll definitely need to have read that before reading this.
VENOM BY DONNY CATES HC VOL 03
When a dangerous armoured foe named Virus erupts into Venom’s life, he threatens to rip away everything Eddie Brock holds dear. His son, his symbiote – even himself! But as their battle spirals out of control, Venom suddenly finds himself somewhere beyond! In a wildly different and highly dangerous world, new allies, familiar faces and shocking enemies await! Eddie must somehow find a way home – but untold horrors await him there. Knull, the terrifying King in Black, has arrived to plunge Earth into darkness with his army of symbiote dragons – and Venom will be the first to fall! After three years of all-out action and suspense, Donny Cates brings his symbiote saga to a staggering close – and nothing will ever be the same for the Lethal Protector!
The previous volumes are just called Volumes 1 and 2, but if you’ve collected the Venom by Donny Cates in softcovers/single issues, then you won’t need this.
The Marvel Masterworks reach the epic finale of legendary writer Roger Stern’s DOCTOR STRANGE run! He’s joined by Paul Smith and Dan Green and a host of top guest-artists all of whom add their beautifully-crafted visuals to the magical milieu. These master storytellers will introduce Dr. Stephen Strange to some of his toughest challenges yet: Dracula is in pursuit of the mythical book of demonic power – the Darkhold! Scarlet Witch, Monica Rambeau, Blade and Hannibal King join forces with Doctor Strange to keep it from the Lord of the Vampires! Then, the curse of the Ebony Blade has driven the Black Knight mad.Can Doc Strange pull him back from the brink? Plus: Clea wages war to end Umar’s reign over the Dark Dimension!
Previous volumes are just called Volumes 1-9.
In all the Marvel-Verse, there’s no one quite like America Chavez – and she should know, as she can smash her way between realities! Now, join the dimension-hopping sensation in some of her wildest adventures! Sparks fly as America meets the teenage Loki and their soon-to-be allies in the Young Avengers! Then, the inspirational powerhouse goes to college! Her first assignment? A field trip…to the front lines of World War II…with Captain America as her wingman! And when she finally finds the family she’s been searching for, a new life awaits – but Exterminatrix and the Midas Corporation have set their sights on America. Her newly discovered home teeters on the brink of implosion. And the biggest danger may be America Chavez herself!
Not for new readers to America, as this is more of a collection of America’s more well-known stories!
Captain Britain no more? When the mystical Dragons of the Crimson Dawn target Brian Braddock, a sacrifice must be made to save the world! Even with Spiral as their unlikely ally, can Excalibur stop the Dragons’ interdimensional scheme in time? Plus: As Kitty Pryde comes to terms with Douglock, the Phalanx in the shape of her dead best friend, S.H.I.E.L.D. comes calling! But what do they want with her, and how does it involve the vengeful spirit of Ogun? Meanwhile, Colossus and Meggan share high-stakes adventure in Wundagore and Murderworld! Wolfsbane and Douglock attend a New Mutants reunion with a time-tripping twist! Pete Wisdom’s past comes back to haunt him! And flash back to Nightcrawler’s circus days!
Previous volumes are called: The Sword Is Drawn, The Cross-Time Caper, Girls’ School From Heck and Curiouser And Curiouser, there are 3 volumes between Curiouser And Curiouser and Battle For Britain, but they have not been released yet.
Volume #1 in the Carnage Epic Collections
Carnage slashes his way into his own Epic Collection! When the offspring of Eddie Brock’s alien symbiote bonds with Brock’s psychopathic former cellmate, Cletus Kasady, the result is the most deranged and bloodthirsty foe Spider-Man has ever faced! Against the remorseless killer that is Carnage, Spidey must do the unthinkable and forge an alliance with Venom! But Carnage soon gathers some fiendish friends of his own: Carrion, Demogoblin, Shriek and the evil six-armed Spider-Man Doppelganger! And now a small army of heroes – including Spidey, Captain America, Iron Fist, Black Cat, Cloak and Dagger, Morbius and Venom – must hit the streets in a desperate bid to stop Maximum Carnage
I’d made sure that you know the origins of Carnage before going into this, but you should be fine otherwise.
Daredevil goes through hell! As Matt Murdock struggles with his inner demons, Detective Cole North continues hunting the vigilantes of New York. And his first target is…Spider-Man! When the ongoing saga of Mayor Wilson Fisk takes a brutal, bloody turn, Matt soon finds himself with no choice but to investigate the corruption in New York’s police force. But without Daredevil around to stand in his way, the Owl turns his horrifying sights on Hell’s Kitchen – and he is not alone! A war is brewing, and as Matt rekindles his alliance – and possibly more – with Elektra, he faces difficult choices. The streets of New York burn, a gang of lethal super villains runs riot and the Kitchen is left hanging by a thread. That thread…is Daredevil!
The first volume has the same title as this one.
And that’s everything coming out this week! What’s on your pull list? I’m definitely looking into Blood Of Apocalypse!