22nd March Marvel Comic Releases

Only two new single issues are being released this week, but there is a fair amount of bind ups coming out to make up for it!

Single Issues:

Doctor Strange by Jed MacKay

Stephen Strange is back! Reunited with Clea and Wong, it’s back to business as usual for the Sorcerer Supreme. Have your children fallen into a deep nightmarish slumber? Are demonic refugees invading your home? Is your husband possessed by a satanic entity? Then call Doctor Strange! Join Jed MacKay (MOON KNIGHT, BLACK CAT) and Pasqual Ferry (NAMOR: CONQUERED SHORES, SPIDER-MAN: SPIDER’S SHADOW, THOR) as they begin a new chapter in the life of the Master of the Mystic Arts!

You will definitely have wanted to read The Death Of Doctor Strange and Strange by Jed MacKay before reading this, as it’s all part of the same saga. I’ll have a reading guide up once more has been released.

Women of Marvel by Melissa Flores and others

HEAR THEM ROAR! Marvel’s fiercest heroines take the spotlight in an all-new Women of Marvel one-shot! Get in now for a preview of the women creators taking Marvel Comics by storm! Power Rangers scribe Melissa Flores sends America Chavez on a pulse-punching adventure! She-Hulk steers straight into the gutters, and she loves it! Silk spins a wild web through New York City! All this and more as Women of Marvel celebrates more than ten years of uplifting the characters and creators you know and love – and the ones you’re about to.

I’d recommend having basic knowledge of the characters mentioned – I have guides up for America Chavez and She-Hulk – but other than that, just dive into this and have fun!

Bind Ups:

Doctor Strange Epic Collection: Triumph And Torment by Peter B. Gillis and various

The Doctors are in! The world believes Doctor Strange is dead – but he might soon be when Dormammu steals his body! Can Clea and Topaz help Strange regain control of his corporeal form? Then, the New Defenders return and Strange takes on an apprentice: the other-dimensional Rintrah! But the Doc’s soul is at stake when Baron Mordo strikes – and demon-lords Satannish and Mephisto make their move! NOW magazine makes Stephen its cover star – but what is his brother Victor’s secret? And when the Acts of Vengeance erupt, Strange and Clea must face the Hobgoblin, the Enchantress and Arkon! Plus: In a graphic novel classic illustrated by Mike Mignola, Doctor Strange joins Doctor Doom on a journey into Hell! 

Previous Epic Collection volumes are: Master Of The Mystic Arts, A Separate Reality, Alone Against Eternity, and The Reality War. Be warned though, there are several missing volumes from this collection, so you’ll be missing a fair amount of story for a while.

Fantastic Four Epic Collection: The Dream Is Dead by Steve Englehart and various

Dreams and nightmares! The Thing’s revamped Fantastic Four is already down one member – and now Sharon Ventura, the new Ms. Marvel, is taking out her anger on She-Hulk! When the Inferno sets New York ablaze, the FF must face Graviton and Kang – with Mantis’ life on the line! Reed and Sue return to the team just as the Frightful Four strikes, but does the FF have any hope of victory when the last man standing is a powerless Ben Grimm? Then, Aron the Watcher casts the Fantastic Four into dreamland – but they soon discover that their greatest enemies?are themselves! Plus: Doctor Doom enters hell to free his mother from Mephisto – with Doctor Strange at his side! 

Previous volumes are: The Greatest Comic Magazine In The World, The Master Plan Of Doctor Doom, The Coming Of Galactus, The Mystery Of The Black Panther, The Name Is Doom, At War With Atlantis, Battle Of The Bohemoths, Annihilus Revealed, All In The Family and The More Things Change. Again, this is missing a LOT of volumes, so you’ll be missing a tonne of the story again.

Guardians Of The Galaxy by Donny Cates

Donny Cates’ complete Guardians saga in one stellar volume! Hundreds of worlds are at war. More than ever, the galaxy needs the Guardians – but in the aftermath of the Infinity Wars, who is left to answer the call? Thanos is dead, but the search for his successor has just begun. Who will it be? And who are the Dark Guardians? Cosmic chaos commences when the new Guardians take on Thanos’ Black Order – but could the Mad Titan be fighting his way back from the grave?! Plus: The Universal Church of Truth returns at the worst possible time – because Rocket Raccoon is dying! He’s still got some fight left in him, but his allies are few and the odds are slim. Can Rocket hold on long enough to make a difference?

The entire Donny Cates Guardians Of The Galaxy run from 2019 in one massive volume, so if you own this series in single issues/regular bind ups, then you don’t need to get this again.

Marvel Masterworks: Dazzler volume 4 by Archie Goodwin and more

Dazzler, that’s a wrap! The icon of the ’80s finishes her tour with the Marvel Masterworks
in the conclusion of her original series! Alison Blaire took her last solo bow in 1986, but
while Madonna was notching #1 singles, Dazzler was getting chased through sewers by
super villains. Being the hardest-working mutant in show business isn’t as glamorous as
you’d think! And with a prejudiced world now fully aware of her mutant status, Dazzler’s
singing career is at a standstill. She desperately tries to find her place as she faces the
cosmic Beyonder, battles her future X-Men teammates, romances the Beast and tries her
hand at…roller derby?! Hey, it was the ’80s! Featuring early work from indie legend Paul

The last volume in the Dazzler Masterworks series – the previous volumes are just numbered 1-3.

Moon Knight volume 3: Halfway To Sanity by Jed MacKay

Moon Knight picks a new fight! Marc Spector’s war with the vampires of the Structure must be fought on two fronts: one on the midnight streets, and the other within his own mind! Marc needs information, and he’ll need to rely on some old allies to get it. And while secrets are ferreted out from the steamiest gutters to the highest seats of power, Moon Knight must reveal a hidden truth to those closest to him! Meanwhile, Hunter’s Moon stalks the rooftops on his own, intent on his own definition of justice. What shocking revelations will Marc Spector learn about the Fists of Khonshu? And Moon Knight once again encounters Jack Russell, the Werewolf by Night! 

Previous Moon Knight volumes in this run are: The Midnight Mission and Too Tough To Die.

New Mutants volume 4 by Danny Lore and various

Old wounds and future possibilities! Gabby and Karma have gone missing, and it’s up to Daken and James Proudstar to track them down! Stained by their own sense of failures concerning their respective siblings, the two must face their own insecurities in order to find the young mutants! Then, personally recruited by Emma Frost herself, Shela Sexton – A.K.A. Escapade – reluctantly joins her fellow mutants on Krakoa in the hope that the X-Men can prevent the impending death of her best friend. But will the New Mutants accept her? Or will they all fall to the fanatical U-Men? Plus: To commemorate the New Mutants’ 40th Anniversary, a stellar cast of creators craft a mosaic love letter dedicated to four decades’ worth of the joys and tribulations of being young, brave and gifted in the world of X!

As I always say, I’ve got a guide coming up for this new X-Men run, but for now, check out my guides for Dawn Of X Part One And Part Two and Reign Of X.

Savage Avengers by Gerry Duggan Omnibus

Out of the Hyborian Age and into the Marvel Universe, here comes Conan the Barbarian! As the Cimmerian warrior finds his way in the 21st century, he’ll meet savage new friends more than happy to join him in battle – including Wolverine, Venom, Elektra and the Punisher! The Hand has summoned a death god from a celestial hell, and the only thing standing between Earth and destruction is Conan and those who will fight by his side. As Conan’s global journey begins, he is joined by Doctor Strange, Black Widow, Doctor Doom, Magik, Deadpool and more – but can even a whole army of Savage Avengers stand against evil wizard Kulan Gath, harnessing the awesome power of the elder god Shuma-Gorath?

Probably not for anyone who doesn’t know much about Savage Avengers, but if you want all the issues in one big volume, then this is for you!

Spider-Punk: Banned In DC by Cody Ziglar

Anarchy in the Spider-Verse! Hobie Brown is the head-spiked Spider-Punk – all set to protect Earth-138 with his ax in hand and his chaotic band of punkheroes backing him! But even though the Norman Osborn of Hobie’s dimension is dead, will the chaos he created be too much for Spider-Punk and the gang to handle? What secrets lie under the community center Spidey and his crew call home base? And why is Taskmaster crashing the party to stomp out Spider-Punk? It all ties back to one thing, and Hobie had better figure it out fast. It’s time to take to the road in the Spider-Van, but Hobie and crew will soon end up joining Daredevil in the giant shadow of the Kingpin! Prepare for an arachnid adventure like you’ve never seen before! Kick it!

I’ll do a full rundown of the Spider-Verse and Spider-Punk when Across The Spider-Verse comes out, but for now, I have a guide to Spider-Geddon, where Spider-Punk makes a fair few appearances.

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Omnibus by Ryan North and various

Kicking butts and eating nuts is all in a day’s work for Squirrel Girl – the super hero and computer science student who just can’t be beat! But that won’t stop a long line of villains from trying – including Kraven the Hunter, the Mole Man, Count Nefaria and, would you believe, Galactus?! It’s a good thing Doreen Green can count on an ever-growing list of friends to help, both in conquering evildoers and her all-important studies – pals like Tippy-Toe (the squirrel), Nancy (the human) and Howard (the duck) and fellow crimefighters Koi Boi, Chipmunk Hunk and Brain Drain! From the Savage Land to outer space, Squirrel Girl travels the length and breadth of the Marvel Universe – and beats it up!

A massive omnibus of one of Marvel’s fan-favourite characters, which hopefully won’t be that hard to jump right into!

Wolverine by Benjamin Percy volume 2

On the hunt for a missing sword, Logan comes face-to-face with Arakkii pirate crimelord Sevyr Blackmore! But will their fight offer the clues that Wolverine needs to catch his bitter enemy, Solem… or will it be the distraction that puts Logan right where the manipulative mutant wants him? Then, CIA agent Jeff Bannister uncovers a secret surveillance device aimed at Krakoa – but someone wants their bug back, and Bannister out of the picture. Where can Wolverine and his friend find safe haven? And the best there is gets the worst partner possible when Deadpool seeks Krakoan citizenship! Wade Wilson has uncovered a dangerous plot that could mean doom for the mutants’ safe haven, and it’s going to take a titanic team-up to quell the threat! Plus, as if that wasn’t enough – the Hand’s Hellbride seeks deadly revenge! 

The same advice applies here as I said about the New Mutants volume further up.

And that’s everything coming out this week! Who else is putting The Women Of Marvel and Doctor Strange on their pull list? Tell me in the comments below!

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