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This Week In Comics: Here’s The Latest News From Marvel Comics

Consider this your weekly Marvel Comics newsletter!

It goes without saying that comic books, comic book films, and comic book tv shows are at the forefront of nearly everything we consume in the media today and has become a cornerstone of pop culture more than it ever has in the years leading up to its ever-expanding and evergrowing popularity. With an overabundance of news and information that is released by comic book publishers on a daily basis, something that their respective writers, cover artists and interior artists attribute to, it can be rather overwhelming or dreadful when it comes to keeping up with it all…even me as a reporter/journalist and as a consumer.

I’ve had the notion to create a weekly newsletter of sorts to essentially compile the latest and greatest news of the week from each respective comic book publisher on our website. A separate article for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, BOOM! Studios, Image Comics, IDW Publishing, and all other comic book publishers will be written up by me to inform you, our readers about all of the new announcements, first looks, cover reveals (variant covers included), and previews for each announcement and titles from each of these respective publishers.

In this article, I present to you all The Latest News from Marvel Comics! Most of the news and announcements you will see in this article will range from March 1 – March 10 and will be updated on an “as needed” basis. If these posts bode well with our readers and it becomes a more convenient way to keep up with your comic book news feel free to let me know on Twitter, Instagram, or Discord. I’d appreciate any and all feedback!

The Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Comic Book Trailer!

Last week Marvel Comics released the official comic book trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy #1 from Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, and Kev Walker giving fans a new look at the upcoming new series which is due out next month. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 introduces an overwhelming new cosmic threat to the Marvel Universe, one that emerged from the very heart of the team: GROOTFALL. This mysterious phenomenon will push Marvel’s beloved team of intergalactic superheroes to the Manifold Territories: an uncharted, lawless area of Marvel space filled with never-before-visited planets and undiscovered alien species.

The Guardians have brought to their lowest depths and their found family is fractured like never before. Trying to outrun their tragedy, the Guardians rise as the Folds’ only chance at salvation. Can they rediscover their heroism and humanity on the bleakest frontier? Can they forgive the failures of their past? Or will they fade into the dark, eternally unforgiven? In the new trailer, fans can see the lineup of the new run in action including Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Nebula, and Mantis. They can also glimpse the devastating effects of GROOTFALL and witness the true, galaxy-bending might of what the Guardians are up against…check out the trailer above and official covers below!

Guardians of the Galaxy #1 hits shelves on April 12th! As an added bonus here is an early cover reveal for Guardians of the Galaxy #3!

Sharon Carter Adopts a Killer New Look in Captain America: Cold War!

Last week Marvel Comics released the tenth issue of Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing’s Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #10, the precursor issue for the upcoming comic book even Captain America: Cold War also written by Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, and Tochi Onyebuchi saw Sharon Carter witness the demise of Roger Aubrey aka The Destroyer. Readers who have been keeping up with Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty know that Kelly and Lanzing have been thrusting Sharon Carter to new and never-before-seen heights and this specific moment in Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #10 pushes the envelope even further. But before we get to see where this trajectory inevitably leads, Carmen Carnero presents Sharon Carter with her killer new look and the design cannot be much cooler.

While we have to wait until Captain America: Cold War Alpha #1 releases on April 12 to see Sharon Carter’s new look in action, Marvel was kind enough to give the world a first glimpse at Sharon Carter on the official variant cover for Captain America: Cold War Alpha #1, also illustrated by Carnero. You can view the main cover by Patrick Gleason and the variant cover by Carmen Carnero below!

The Final Chapters of Captain America: Cold War

In explosive fashion, the saga will pay off story threads that have driven both Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, and Carmen Carnero’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: SENTINEL OF LIBERTY and Tochi Onyebuchi and R.B. Silva’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: SYMBOL OF TRUTH including the surprising return of Ian Rogers, AKA Nomad; Sam Wilson’s intense conflict with Wakanda and White Wolf; and Bucky’s bold new mission as the New Revolution. When Bucky and White Wolf join forces and kidnap Ian Rogers in a twisted plan to unleash Dimension Z, will Steve and Sam see eye to eye on how to set things right? This globetrotting, espionage-fueled thriller with shocking twists and turns promises to be a milestone chapter in Captain America’s 80-year legacy that will impact both Steve and Sam’s future as shield-bearers.

In CAPTAIN AMERICA: SENTINEL OF LIBERTY #13, guest artist Alina Erofeeva joins Kelly and Lanzing for the penultimate chapter of COLD WAR! Just when White Wolf thinks he’s gained the upper hand, Sam Wilson and Steve Rogers rally under the banner of Captain America. Meanwhile, Black Widow and Peggy Carter clash over what it means to be a hero – and whether Bucky Barnes is still someone worth saving.

In CAPTAIN AMERICA: COLD WAR OMEGA #1, all three CAPTAIN AMERICA scribes team up with superstar artist Carlos Magno for the pulse-pounding COLD WAR finale! White Wolf has unleashed an army of Dimension Z monsters upon our world as a declaration of global war, and Team Cap’s only hope to stop it is to take him down for good. Meanwhile, Bucky Barnes deploys his final chess piece – Ian Rogers himself – to turn the situation in his favor. Lifelong friends battle alongside mortal enemies – and change the trajectory of their lives – in this stunning conclusion!

Then, join Onyebuchi and guest artist Zé Carlos for a special COLD WAR aftermath issue in CAPTAIN AMERICA: SYMBOL OF TRUTH #14. Fresh from the battle with Bucky Barnes and White Wolf, Sam Wilson returns home to Harlem with battle scars and a renewed sense of focus. With Misty Knight by his side, he sets out to forge a new path – and maybe reunite with some old friends along the way.

Agatha Harkness’s Contest of Chaos in Scarlet Witch Annual #1

A newly rejuvenated Agatha Harkness, fresh off her role in Marvel Comics’ Midnight Suns attempts to recreate the Darkhold using her Chaos Magic. The exciting prelude will see Agatha, reenergized and more motivated than ever before, put her bold new plans for the Marvel Universe into motion as she reunites with Scarlet Witch for the first time since her rejuvenation. When she learns of Wanda’s recent absorption of Chthon, she decides to educate her former student on the dangers of such an endeavor. But Wanda is not the meek pupil she once was – and Agatha’s intentions are not so straightforward. This epic clash between Marvel’s most powerful witches will set off a chain reaction that will erupt across special annual issues of Marvel’s hottest ongoing titles.

Marvel Comics’ Content of Chaos annuals will center around Agatha’s quest to bring Chaos magic to the forefront so she can take her rightful place as one of the universe’s greatest sorcerers. In order to do so, she’ll orchestrate a mystically-charged challenge involving your favorite heroes. Watch as Wolverine, Spider-Man, Venom, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Cyclops, Storm, Moon Knight, Ghost Rider, Human Torch, Taegukgi, Ghost-Spider, White Fox, and Deadpool are corrupted by chaos and pitted against each other in a thunderous tournament! Each annual will introduce a new matchup with each showdown upping the stakes and building toward an explosive final round, all part of Agatha’s grand scheme to reinvent Marvel magic!

Scarlet Witch by Steve Orlando is available now! Scarlet Witch Annual #1 by Steve Orlando and Carlos Nieto hits shelves June 21st. Check out the official covers above!

Marvel’s Voices Swings Into the Spider-Verse!

A slew of variant covers for Marvel’s Voices: Spider-Verse #1 has been revealed giving readers new looks at the latest installment of this hit anthology comic book series! This new one-shot is packed with the comic book debut of Spider-Friend and Recluse and the return of major breakout stars Cody Ziglar, Jahnoy Lindsay, Steve Foxe, and many more! Check out all the variant covers below including a sneak peek at the upcoming issue.

Marvel Comics Launches New Imprint

The new imprint will kick off with PLANET OF THE APES #1, on sale April 5, shortly followed by Marvel’s upcoming ALIEN and PREDATOR comic book series. Fans will see the 20th Century Studios comic book imprint reflected on PLANET OF THE APES, ALIEN and PREDATOR covers beginning with PLANET OF THE APES #1, ALIEN #1, and PREDATOR #2 in April and moving forward.

“Ever since we announced our Alien and Predator comics, we hoped to create a special space within our comics line to go even bigger and bolder and keep building on the iconic moments from these properties that we all know and love. This 20th Century Studios comics imprint, in collaboration with our friends at 20th Century Studios, is the perfect way to do that,” said C.B. Cebulski, Editor-in-Chief, of Marvel Comics. “Now that we’re bringing back Planet of the Apes again through classic comic book storytelling, we are absolutely thrilled to officially launch this imprint for the fans, and we’re all honored to expand upon it in the coming months.”

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Marvel Comics’ new imprint will draw upon 20th Century Studios’ award-winning and pop culture-defining franchises that have reached millions of fans around the globe, including iconic franchises like Planet of the Apes, Predator, Alien, and more.

Fantastic Four #7 and Fantastic Four #8 Wraparound Connecting Variant Covers!

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Hitting stands in May, the 700th issue of FANTASTIC FOUR will be a giant-sized spectacular from the title’s current creative team, writer Ryan North and artist Iban Coello. Koblish will help them celebrate in spectacular style with a one-of-a-kind wraparound connecting cover that will adorn both May’s FANTASTIC FOUR #7 and June’s FANTASTIC FOUR #8.

Perfectly encapsulating the rich history of Marvel’s first family, this massive piece features over 700 characters, each one having appeared in a prior issue of FANTASTIC FOUR. From the Fantastic Four’s fellow superheroes like the Avengers and X-Men, past members, iconic villains, and everyone in between, this epic assembly serves as a love letter to the team’s unparalleled legacy and their undeniable impact on the Marvel Universe they helped shape!

The Debut of a New Hero!

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Dan Slott and Mark Bagley introduce a brand-new Spider-Hero in SPIDER-MAN #7 on April 5. Don’t miss your chance to grab his first appearance and see him in action on a classified Spoiler Variant Cover by Humberto Ramos!

The Return of Marvel’s Avengers Mech Strike: Mechasaurs!

Marvel’s Avengers Mech Strike: Mechasaurs is back with another season and it is available for everyone on the Marvel HQ’s YouTube channel! The third season premieres in the U.S. on Wednesday, March 8 on Marvel HQ’s YouTube channel, followed by releases around the globe. Fans can also look forward to brand-new Marvel’s Avengers Mech Strike: Mechasaurs videos and digital activities, toys, collectibles, apparel, and more all year long!

This year, kids and families will get to know the Mechasaurs in action-packed Marvel’s Avengers Mech Strike: Mechasaurs programming including:

o   Meet the Mechasaurs| Marvel’s Avengers Mech Strike: Mechasaurs

o   Mechasaurs Files |Marvel’s Avengers Mech Strike: Mechasaurs

o   Mechasaur v. Mechasaur |Marvel’s Avengers Mech Strike: Mechasaurs

o   Prehistoric Age of Ultron | Marvel’s Avengers Mech Strike: Mechasaurs

o   Storytime |Marvel’s Avengers Mech Strike: Mechasaurs

Additionally, Hasbro is launching its new toy line timed to this new season. Designed for kids and fans of all ages, Marvel and Hasbro are introducing all-new products inspired by Marvel’s iconic Super Heroes, including Nerf Blasters, figures, and other role-play items based on this third season. And for families and kids looking for even more Marvel HQ fun, the new Marvel HQ app published by StoryToys is launching in May 2023! Marvel HQ will be an edutainment hub designed for kids ages 4-7, containing fun and age-appropriate games, videos, creative activities, books, comics, and interactive characters from across the Marvel Universe. The app is now available for pre-order on the App Store and Google Play.

Find Out What Scares The Hulk in Phillip Kennedy Johnson’s Incredible Hulk #1

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Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Nic Klein’s INCREDIBLE HULK #1 arrives on June 21 and with it, The AGE OF MONSTERS has begun! As an enraged Hulk tries to take control of Bruce Banner’s body permanently, a mysterious immortal turns every monster in the Marvel Universe against Banner in an attempt to free their creator, the primordial Mother of Horrors. With the help of an unlikely new friend, Banner, and Hulk must try to stop the world from getting plunged into darkness!

Known for his acclaimed horror storytelling in titles like Alien and Marvel Zombies: Resurrection, Johnson will take Bruce Banner to sinister new depths when a war of monsters erupts with Hulk at its center. And following his explosive run on Thor with Donny Cates, Nic Klein’s skill at capturing the Hulk’s fearsome rage and his panache for body horror will make this the most terrifying book on stands! The pair will also explore Bruce Banner’s psychological state, left in shambles at the end of his latest run with Bruce and the Hulk’s relationship more fractured than ever. Fans will experience a vicious hunt as Hulk is made prey by brand-new monster characters as well as classic favorites, all united in a fiendish new scheme…

“The significance that we’re finally bringing back the classic title INCREDIBLE HULK is not lost on me. It’s a tremendous honor, and Nic and I have the clearest possible vision for what we want to do with this story,” Johnson explained. “Nic Klein is a genius, and working with him is pushing me to write a story worthy of his very best.”

“Phillip and I put a big serving of monsters, a bit of eldritch gods, a good dash of suspense, and some cool new characters into the cauldron,” Klein added. “We’re trying to serve up a Hulk the readers haven’t seen before. And if they like it half as much as I’m enjoying drawing it, they’re gonna love it.”

“The work that Al, Joe and the rest did with Immortal Hulk was so impactful and spoke so clearly to me personally, it was impossible to come up with an idea that wasn’t inspired by it,” Johnson continued. “We’re getting back to Stan Lee’s Frankenstein/Jekyll & Hyde inspirations for the character, and giving readers a proper monster book in the best, truest Hulk tradition. If you loved Immortal Hulk, if you love ghost stories, if you love Marvel monsters, if you loved old school ‘adventure of the month’ stories from books like Marvel Team-Up, and if you want the best, most timeless Hulk art you’ve ever seen, you DO NOT want to miss this return of INCREDIBLE HULK.”

Readers anxious to get their hands on this new run can get an early look at the upcoming debut issue in Hulk Annual #1 when it hits shops on May 17!

Adam Warlock Guardians of the Galaxy #1 MCU Variant Cover

If you haven’t gotten enough of Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy series, Marvel has you covered with some more news as they have just revealed the live-action variant cover for the debut issue of the series featuring Will Poulter’s Adam Warlock as seen in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 directed by James Gunn. This cover will be released alongside the official launch of the new GOTG series on April 12th to commemorate the launch of the series and get readers excited for Adam Warlock’s MCU debut on May 5th!

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We got more news coming, just make sure to keep it locked here for any updates as announcements are made throughout the week!

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