Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Foraging For Comics: The July Marvel Solicits

BLACK PANTHER #18
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by SCOT EATON
Wraparound Cover by FRANK CHO
Variant Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
CIVIL WAR Tie-in
"BRIDE OF THE PANTHER"
SPECIAL DOUBLE-SIZED ISSUE! It's the Wedding of the Century as T'Challa and Storm finally make it to the altar -- and not since Reed and Sue tied the knot have so many of Marvel's super heroes assembled for such a happy occasion. Can this gathering offer much-needed respite from the Civil War that's erupted in the U.S., or will it too be engulfed by the insanity that's currently rocking the Marvel Universe? Don't miss this historic event -- and turning point in the CIVIL WAR. Featuring backup features, including a look behind the scenes at the creation of Storm's wedding gown, and wraparound cover by Frank Cho! Part 5 (of 5).


I just realized that Michael Turner can’t draw unbent knees.

CIVIL WAR: YOUNG AVENGERS & RUNAWAYS #1 (of 4)
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
As the public turns against Marvel's heroes, the gears of Civil War threaten to crush Brian K. Vaughan's Runaways. But when Allan Heinberg's Young Avengers offer their assistance, how can the Runaways believe they're on the same side? Don't miss this Civil War tie-in that promises to have lasting repercussions for both popular teams!


Jim. Chueng. Kicks. Ass.

BEYOND #1 (OF 6)
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
Pencils & Cover by SCOTT KOLINS
An indescribably powerful cosmic being gathers nine of Marvel's most mismatched super beings for purposes beyond their comprehension. Can Spider-Man, Gravity, Venom, Henry Pym, The Wasp, Medusa, Kraven, Firebird and the Hood keep from killing each other before they have to face the dangers of their destination, the deadly artificial planet known as Battleworld?


This actually looks pretty cool.

MOON KNIGHT #4
Written by CHARLIE HUSTON
Pencils & Cover by DAVID FINCH
Someone out there knows all the angles on Marc Spector. They know his strengths and his weaknesses -- and just how much pressure to apply to make him snap. About 250 pounds of sculpted muscle and cocksure attitude, to be exact. Enter: Taskmaster! (If you thought Moon Knight's battle with Bushmaster was brutal, you've got another thing coming.)


Bushmaster… Taskmaster. Yeah, I think I know which one I’m more scared of.

NEXTWAVE: AGENTS OF H.A.T.E. CRAYON BUTCHERY VARIANT
Art by STUART IMMONEN
Do you like Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.? Do you like coloring? Do you like cheese?
If your answer to the first two questions is "yes" then you need to but the Crayon Butchery Variant of Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. #5!!! You decide what color Dirk Anger should be! You decide what color hair Ellie has! You decide what to do with the insanity!
If your answer to the third question is "yes," then go eat some cheese. If your answer to the third question is "no," then you're probably an alien. Get tested!


Too awesome for words.

NEW EXCALIBUR #9
Written by Frank Tieri
Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL RYAN
"CHEST PAINS" Parts 1 (of 1)!
New Excalibur is alerted to a depowered mutant that has recently been returned home to England...Chamber! Learn the secret history of Chamber, but will the team be able to find out the truth before Chamber is killed?!


Ouch. Unfortunate title.

JACK KIRBY'S GALACTIC BOUNTY HUNTERS #1
Written by LISA KIRBY & STEVE ROBERTSON
Penciled by MIKE THIBODEAUX
Cover by JACK KIRBY
An All-New series featuring characters and concepts created by Jack "King" Kirby! In this double-sized first issue, meet the Berkleys, your typical suburban California family. But when young Garrett Berkley discovers his parents' secret-that the science fiction stories his father writes aren't fiction at all, but autobiography-he's blasted into a whole new universe of adventure, mystery and danger. Now, Jack Berkley must put down his pen, reassemble his old team, and take up the mantle of being a Galactic Bounty Hunter for one final mission! (1 of 6)


A surprisingly low-concept idea from Jack Kirby. Still, though, Jack friggin’ Kirby.

THE THING: IDOL OF MILLIONS TPB
Written by DAN SLOTT
Penciled by ANDREA DIVITO
Cover by ANDREA DIVITO
Join Ben Grimm and his pals as they clobber their way through the Marvel U! And, spinning out of events from FANTASTIC FOUR, the idol of millions is now worth billions! So will big bucks make a Rockefeller out of this Rocky fella? Will Ben trade in Yancy St. for Park Ave? Tune in and see, True Believer! Special appearances by Goliath (Bill Foster), Warbird, Wonder Man and Peter Parker. Collects THING #1-8.
144 PGS./Rated T+ ...$15.99


Waitaminnit… no regular Thing solicit… then this… ah, crap.

That’s all this month. Full solicits are here. Happy Hunting.

1 comment:

RAB said...

"A surprisingly low-concept idea from Jack Kirby. Still, though, Jack friggin’ Kirby."

No...it's a cover sketch by Jack Kirby. The possibility for this sort of understandable confusion is one of the things that worried me when I wrote this.