Thursday, April 12, 2018

Upcoming Comics for May and June 2018

I've been a bit lax on posting the upcoming comics solicitations on here, for really no reason than I keep forgetting about them.  But, since there's some new Ghost Rider related material coming up this summer I figured I would rectify that oversight today!  Also, don't forget that April still has two significant Ghost Rider releases coming at the end of the month: Doctor Strange: Damnation # 4 and Thanos Annual # 1!

MAY 2018




FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018: AVENGERS/CAPTAIN AMERICA
Written by JASON AARON and TA-NEHISI COATES
Penciled by SARA PICHELLI and LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Free Comic Book Day 2018 is your perfect chance to dive into the Marvel Universe! With a story from Jason Aaron and art by Sara Pichelli, Marvel's FCBD title debuting this May features stories that set the stage for an epic new direction in the Marvel Universe.

AVENGERS #1
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by ED MCGUINNESS
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
VIRGIN COVER VARIANT COVER BY ED MCGUINNESS
Variant cover by Esad Ribic
Party & Party Sketch Variant Cover by Greg Land
PREMIERE VARIANT BY ED MCGUINNESS
Young Gun Variant Cover by Aaron Kuder
Blank Variant Cover Also Available
A NEW ERA DAWNS FOR EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES – courtesy of JASON AARON and ED McGUINNESS!
Thor Odinson. Steve Rogers. Tony Stark. The Big Three of the Avengers are reunited at last! And just in time to save the world from total annihilation at the hands of their most powerful enemies yet: the 2000-foot-tall space gods known as Celestials.
Behold the coming of the Final Host.
Who will answer the call to assemble for a wild new era of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? Hint: one of them has a flaming skull for a head. And what strange, world-shaking connection exists between the Final Host and Odin’s ancient band of Prehistoric Avengers?
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

AVENGERS #2
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by ED MCGUINNESS
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
VIRGIN COVER VARIANT BY ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Cover by David Marquez
Black Panther and Dr. Strange battle for their lives deep within the earth…
Captain Marvel battles death and destruction raining down from the skies…
…while Thor, Iron Man and Captain America lead the valiant (yet hopeless) fight against the Final Host of Dark Celestials.
And Ghost Rider and the Savage Hulk make brutal war against...each other?
Plus, you can’t have a gathering of Avengers without a certain Prince of Lies, now can you?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

CHAMPIONS CLASSIC: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TPB
Written by TONY ISABELLA, BILL MANTLO, CHRIS CLAREMONT, JIM SHOOTER, JOHN BYRNE & ROGER STERN
Penciled by DON HECK, GEORGE TUSKA, BOB HALL, JOHN BYRNE & SAL BUSCEMA
Cover by GIL KANE
Join Black Widow, Hercules, Ghost Rider, Iceman and Angel as they form an all-new super-team: the Champions! Now, their complete adventures are available in a single volume! Savor every issue, every highlight, every page as the lives of these Marvel icons play out together! Their struggles will reveal the origin of the man who created the Black Widow, pit them against the combined might of Magneto and Doctor Doom, unleash the Crimson Dynamo and Titanium Man on Los Angeles, team them with the Stranger in the fight for an Infinity Gem and bring fan-favorite artist John Byrne aboard for some of his greatest early work, including stories featuring the Sentinels and Brotherhood of Evil Mutants! Collecting CHAMPIONS (1975) #1-17; IRON MAN ANNUAL #4; AVENGERS (1963) #163; SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP #14; PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #17-18; and HULK ANNUAL #7.
472 PGS./Rated T …$39.99

JUNE 2018




AVENGERS #3
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by ED MCGUINNESS
VARIANT COVER BY ARTHUR ADAMS
THE FINAL HOST PART 3 FROM JASON AARON AND ED MCGUINNESS!
Fate has once again brought together Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to face their greatest challenge yet. But with Captain America now taken prisoner by Loki, what hope do these new Avengers have to defeat the Final Host of Dark Celestials? And what startling secrets are still left to be uncovered that will rewrite everything we know about the origin of the Marvel Universe?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DOCTOR STRANGE: DAMNATION COMPLETE COLLECTION TPB
Written by DONNY CATES, NICK SPENCER, CHRISTOPHER SEBELA, ED BRISSON & PETER DAVID
Penciled by ROD REIS, SZYMON KUDRANSKI, PHIL NOTO, NIKO HENRICHON, DAMIAN COUCEIRO & WILL SLINEY
Cover by ROD REIS
The city of sin meets its biggest sinner yet. When Doctor Strange raises up Las Vegas from its destruction during SECRET EMPIRE, he inadvertently opens a door for the embodiment of evil: Mephisto! When the Lord of Hell claims the gambler’s paradise for himself and sets his sights on the rest of the world, it will take a diverse group of heroes to beat the devil at his own game. Wong’s makeshift band of Midnight Sons — Iron Fist, Blade, Moon Knight and Scarlet Spider — must face down a whole platoon of Ghost Riders…but where does Johnny Blaze stand? DAMNATION transforms the life of Doctor Strange — and the magical landscape of the Marvel Universe! Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE: DAMNATION #1-4, DAMNATION: JOHNNY BLAZE — GHOST RIDER #1, DOCTOR STRANGE (2015) #386-389, IRON FIST (2017) #78-80 and BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER #15-17.
336 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99

THANOS WINS BY DONNY CATES TPB
Written by DONNY CATES, KIERON GILLEN, AL EWING, RYAN NORTH, CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS & KATIE COOK
Penciled by GEOFF SHAW, KATIE COOK & FRAZER IRVING
Cover by GEOFF SHAW
Ask the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe how they fear the universe will end, and in their most honest moment, they will answer with two words: “Thanos wins.” And now, it looks as though that disturbing thought is about to become a horrific reality! See what happens when the Mad Titan gets his way! Thanos journeys to the end of time and his moment of complete victory…and still isn’t happy with what he sees. Witness the Mad Titan’s greatest glory — and ultimate shame! And no matter what form Thanos’ victory takes, is there any way that anyone — or anything — can possibly survive? Featuring the Silver Surfer and introducing the all-new cosmic Spirit of Vengeance, Ghost Rider! Collecting THANOS (2016) #13-18 and THANOS ANNUAL (2018) #1.
160 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99

FANTASTIC FOUR EPIC COLLECTION: THE NEW FANTASTIC FOUR TPB
Volume #21 in the Fantastic Four Epic Collections
Written by WALTER SIMONSON, LEN KAMINSKI, DANNY FINGEROTH, TOM DEFALCO & PAUL RYAN
Penciled by ARTHUR ADAMS, WALTER SIMONSON, MARK BAGLEY, AL MILGROM & PAUL RYAN
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
The Fantastic Four, like never before! With Reed, Sue, Ben and Johnny out of commission, a new FF comes together: Spider-Man, Wolverine, Ghost Rider and the Hulk! But what monstrous threat could bring these heroes together? And how are the Mole Man and the Skrulls involved? Maybe the real FF can help figure all that out! Then, the one, true Doom returns — and a time-jumping battle for the ages with Mister Fantastic ensues! Did we say time? Uh-oh, better hope nobody tells the Time Variance Authority! The Thing battles the Wrecker before a fantastic new era begins — and a stunning revelation rocks the marriage of Johnny Storm and Alicia Masters! Plus: The New Warriors, the Guardians of the Galaxy and a Miracle on Yancy Street! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #347-361 and ANNUAL #24 and material from MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1.
504 PGS./Rated T …$39.99