25th May Marvel Comic Releases

A bit of a small New Comic Book Day this week!

Single Issues:

Devil’s Reign: Omega by CHip Zdarsky and various others

In the wake of one of the most visceral DAREDEVIL, nay, MARVEL stories EVER, the Marvel Universe’s New York City stands remade and reforged – if not in Wilson Fisk’s image, then at the very least in his spirit! After a battle that nearly tore the city and its citizens apart, New York’s super heroes have no choice but to try to adapt to the new and dangerous paradigm they find themselves operating under – with eight million people turned against them!

The latest part in the Devil’s Reign event, I’ll do a full guide when Marvel starts releasing bind up collections.

Legion Of X by Si Spurrier

Krakoa has its laws – but does it have justice? To remain a mutant sanctuary, Krakoa must safeguard itself against those who would damage its peace or traumatize its people. The lost must be found, and the wicked must face redemption – or retribution.
It’s up to the ever-soulful swashbuckler NIGHTCRAWLER to keep the spark alive and LEGION to host his unique team in the psychedelic mindspace called THE ALTAR. With PIXIE on point, JUGGERNAUT as a one-man riot squad and a host of X-favorites on the beat, the LEGION OF X will do anything to protect mutants’ right to pursue happiness and hope.
Kicking off with a hunt for a missing Arakkii god and a skinjacker possessing innocent mutants, read this issue and come meet WEAPONLESS ZSEN, ORA SERRATA…and a villain worth praying for. The DESTINY OF X bares it heart and soul right here!

The X-Men saga continues with Legion Of X, so make sure you’ve read Dawn Of X, parts one and two, and Reign Of X!

Spider-Man 2099: Exodus by Steve Orlando

•  After a massive CELESTIAL body crashes into the Wastelands outside of Nueva York, a new Garden of Eden erupts from the crash site, offering unimaginable power.
•  And it’s not just THE CABAL who is hungry to control the Garden.
•  Everyone’s got something to gain from Paradise…including WINTER SOLDIER 13.
•  Salvaged from the black market as a child, the Winter Soldier – raised on mad science – is bent on vengeance and rebirth.
•  But what truly lies within the Garden?

This doesn’t sound like it’s a great one to jump into if you’re not familiar with Spider-Man 2099 – I’ll have a guide up on him when Across The Spider-Verse comes out, but essentially, he’s a Spider-Man from the year 2099!

Bind Ups:

Incredible Hulk by Peter David Omnibus volume 4

Peter David’s character-redefining run comes to its incredible end! Major Matt Talbot sets his sights on capturing the jade giant – and with Hulkbusters and the Ringmaster on his side, he might just succeed! Meanwhile, terror group the Alliance pushes the world to the brink of nuclear war – but why is the Hulk claiming credit?! Then, Onslaught does the impossible – physically separating Bruce Banner from the Hulk! While Banner finds himself reborn, the Hulk faces a harsh truth about his traumatic past – and a health crisis that might kill him! Does Apocalypse have the answer? And what terrible tragedy will bring about the end of an era? 

Previous volumes are just volumes 1-3!

Demon Days Treasury Edition by Peach Momoko

Acclaimed artist Peach Momoko reimagines the Marvel Universe! A wandering swordswoman with a psychic blade arrives at a village targeted by demons. One is black-and-white with a horrifying tongue, and another may be the strongest demon there is! Mariko Yashida hears mysterious voices and has strange dreams that feel real. Maybe her redheaded maid who dresses all in black might know more than she lets on? But as Mariko embarks on a wondrous journey, deadly creatures lurk in the woods – including a mysterious, blue-skinned woman and a giant with super-strength and claws! Enter a creative and mysterious new world of demons, monsters, mutants, and magic!

If you love stories inspired by Japanese folklore, then this is for you! My only advice is to know that this ties into King In Black and that you need at least basic X-Men knowledge before reading this.

Black Widow volume 3: Die By The Blade by Kelly Thompson

With Apogee in her rearview mirror, the Black Widow pushes forward once again with her plans to become the hero that San Francisco needs. But when an old source sends Natasha and her team looking for an enigmatic pair known only as the Twins, will they be friends or foes? Natasha knows no fear, but that all changes as she faces a threat from her past! Who could have such a hold over the Black Widow? You think you know the story of her time in Madripoor, but you never witnessed her greatest fight – or her most decisive defeat. The Living Blade is the one skeleton in Natasha’s closet that she hoped she’d never encounter again – and this time, he won’t let his quarry escape!

The previous two volumes are The Ties That Bind and I Am The Black Widow.

Amazing Spider-Man Straczynski Omnibus volume 1

Joined by the legendary John Romita Jr., acclaimed screenwriter J. Michael Straczynski begins a run that established him as one of the all-time Spidey greats! And they kick things off by introducing an enigmatic stranger with a startling secret about Spider-Man’s origin! Wrestling with his separation from Mary Jane, Peter goes back to his roots with a new job: science teacher at his old school! But how will Aunt May react when she learns Peter is really Spider-Man?! Plus: Spidey battles Doctor Octopus, Morlun, Dormammu and more, and teams up with Doctor Strange, Captain America and… Loki?! And as Spidey copes with the horror of 9/11 and relives his heroic career, shocking sins of the past catch up with the wall-crawler.

One of the most popular and well-loved Spider-Man runs of all time, which is saying something, as Spider-Man has had a LOT of runs over the years. So if you’re looking for some of Peter’s bigger stories then this is a great one to read!

And that’s everything coming out this week! Who else is putting Demon Days and Black Widow on their pull list? Tell me down in the comments!

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