Another new week, another new comic book day!
“The shield isn’t what you think. It’s not your symbol. It’s theirs.”
The shield is one of the most iconic images in the world. It stands for hope, justice and the protection of the innocent. It also holds a secret, undiscovered until now, that will change the way Steve Rogers views the 20th century…and how he chooses to fight in the 21st.
This is following on from Tochi Onyebuchi’s Captain America run, and also deals with Steve and Sam sharing the mantel of Captain America, so I’d definitely make sure I was read up on both characters (and Bucky, as he’s a co-star in this series too!) before reading this.
Hulking & Wiccan have found their happy ending at last…or have they? When a magical artifact shows them the paths not taken in life and love, will Billy and Teddy find their way back to each other? Will they even want to?
If you have Marvel Unlimited, then you won’t need this, as this comic has been on the site for a while as an Infinity Comic. If you don’t, then at least make sure you’ve read the Empyre event before reading this.
Miles Morales is hitting the big time! Not only is he joining the mainstream Marvel Universe, but he’s also become a card-carrying Avenger! And he’ll soon be a media sensation in this all-new, all-different New York – because when the rest of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes fall, Miles must stand alone against a villain with the power to destroy the planet! Meanwhile, the Black Cat tries to get her claws into this new Spider-Man, and a new mutant threatens to grab the spotlight. But Miles’ brave new world may be torn apart when Marvel’s heroes go to war! Will he be forced to pick a side? Or can he and his Avengers friends Nova and Ms. Marvel find their own way? Plus: Learn the secret history of Miles’ father…back when he was an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.!
Set post Secret Wars, so I’d recommend reading that, as well as his origin series first!
Longtime DD fans will not be disappointed as the critically acclaimed, award-winning creative team of Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark leave their mark on one of comics’ most enduring legends! For the past few years, Matt Murdock’s life has been teetering on the edge of destruction. Now, pushed beyond the limit, he finds himself behind the eight ball with no clear way out, the people he calls friends slowly deserting him, and Hell’s Kitchen gradually slipping out of control. The question is, when his back is against the wall, how far will Daredevil go to get back what is his? And if you think Matt’s life is going to start getting simpler after that, think again! As he tries to find a way to move forward, a threat from his past begins to creep toward daylight.
The start of one of the most famous Daredevil runs ever, but that doesn’t mean you can just jump into it – you’ll want at least some basic knowledge of Daredevil, and to have read the previous Brian Michael Bendis run too, as this follows on from that run.
If the truth comes out, it could cost him everything! Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) and Marvel Stormbreaker artist Juann Cabal launch an all-new BLACK PANTHER series with an action-packed espionage story that will upend everything in T’Challa’s life – and have ramifications for the entire Marvel Universe! Secrets from the Panther’s past have come back to haunt him. Freshly returned from his travels in space, T’Challa receives an unexpected and urgent message from a Wakandan special agent. The Panther has the help of his brilliant sister, Shuri, but the assassins they face seem to always be one step ahead. Now T’Challa must race the clock not only to save his agent, but also to keep his true agenda under wraps!
You’ll want to have, again, basic Black Panther knowledge, and to have read Ta-Nehisi Coates’ run before this.
The legend of the Avengers spreads across the infinite worlds of the Multiverse! On a quest for cosmic vengeance, Ghost Rider finds himself roaring through the wasteland on a ruined Earth where the great Age of Heroes never came to be. “Hope” is a four-letter word, and his only ally in the coming battle against the greatest villains any universe has ever known is the world’s most wanted archaeologist: Tony Stark, the Invincible Ant-Man! Spinning out of the cataclysmic events of AVENGERS comes the next great Avengers saga as the mightiest heroes of every Earth assemble! Featuring a Deathlok who refuses to die, a brutal Wonder Man, a half-built Vision, the Infinity Thing, the villainy of the Black Skull and the return of the Goddesses of Thunder from the far future!
There are a LOT of moving parts/comics in the lead-up to this, so I’ll be making a reading guide for it soon as it’ll take far too long to explain everything in this post!
And that’s everything coming out this week! What’s on your pull list? I’m eyeing up Black Panther and Daredevil myself!