Spring is the busiest season for weddings and it’s no exception in the Marvel Universe. This May, Kitty Pryde and Colossus are tying the knot … but Marvel is hinting that it won’t be a simple affair. And that’s just a taste of the news coming out of Marvel this week.

But first, more about the wedding. Kelly Thompson (HAWKEYE, ROGUE & GAMBIT), Marc Guggenheim (X-MEN GOLD), and legendary X-MEN writer Chris Claremont are teaming up to write X-MEN WEDDING SPECIAL #1, scheduled for release May 16. It’s meant to be a companion to the X-MEN GOLD story “‘Til Death Do Us Part” (issues #26-30), according to Marvel, and we’ll get to see Kitty and Peter’s march towards marriage.

X-MEN WEDDING SPECIAL
Image courtesy of Marvel Entertainment

As you might expect from Colossus, the wedding will be huge. Or at least that’s what Thompson has suggested. “X-Men weddings are always a big deal, if only because they’re so rare,” she said in a recent release. “I think you probably have to go all the way back to X-Men #30 in 1994 – the wedding of Jean Grey and Cyclops – to get a wedding as potentially big as the wedding of Kitty Pryde and Colossus: two X-Men who’ve been around (and on again/off again) for literal decades.”

X-MEN WEDDING SPECIAL #1

Written by Marc Guggenheim, Kelly Thompson, and Chris Claremont

Art by Greg Land, Marika Cresta and more

Cover by J. Scott Campbell

On Sale 5/16/18

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Poor Thor

THOR #705
Image courtesy of Marvel Entertainment

Marvel is being a little cryptic (pun intended) about the what’s in store for Thor and company as THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR series reaches its end. According to a recent release, the MIGHTY THOR creative team of Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman are bringing an “epic showdown that has been years in the making.” Here’s what we know so far:

Basically, the crap has hit the fan. Mangog’s attack on Asgardia has left the realm, and the gods who inhabit it, in ruins. And that’s just for starters. Poor Mighty Thor. He faces a choice that no one would want to make. He can fight Mangog by picking up Mjolnir, but that means his beloved Jane Foster will die. Or he can just watch the world fall. What would you decide?

Well, for Thor, there is no choice. We get to witness the death of a hero in MIGHTY THOR #705, on sale March 21.

MIGHTY THOR #705

Written by Jason Aaron

Art by Russell Dauterman

On Sale: 3/21/18

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DAREDEVIL #1 Marks the first INFINITY COUNTDOWN Tie-In

Marvel also has announced the trio of INFINITY COUNTDOWN TIE-INS coming to comic shops in May. These can’t-miss one-shots and limited series from all-star creative teams will reveal the fate of the stones and who possesses them.

DAREDEVIL #1, by INFINITY COUNTDOWN mastermind Gerry Duggan and BLACK PANTHER artist Chris Sprouse starts the tie-ins off. In the issue, Matt Murdock encounters the Mind Stone in the New York underworld. But, of course, things aren’t that easy, as the stone is going to fall into “mysterious yet unlikely hands,” according to a Marvel release. …but can Daredevil keep an Infinity Stone’s power from wreaking havoc on the city?

INFINITY COUNTDOWN
Image courtesy of Marvel Entertainment

Then, there’s CAPTAIN MARVEL #1, from Jim McCann (NEW AVENGERS: THE REUNION) and Diego Olortegui (MS. MARVEL). Captain Marvel, with the Reality Stone in hand, is returning to Earth, having contacted the Marvels.

Finally, rounding off the trio, finally, we see the return of DARKHAWK in a four-issue series from Chris Sims, Chad Bowers and Gang Hyuk Lim. The Hawk is back in DARKHAWK #1, which spins out of DARKHAWK #51 (and the war with the Fraternity of Raptors for the Power Stone).

INFINITY COUNTDOWN: DAREDEVIL #1

Written by Gerry Duggan

Art by Chris Sprouse

Cover by Clayton Crain

INFINITY COUNTDOWN: CAPTAIN MARVEL #1

Written by Jim McCann

Art by Diego Olortegui

Cover by Inhyuk Lee

INFINITY COUNTDOWN: DARKHAWK #1 (of 4)

Written by Chris Sims & Chad Bowers

Art by Gang Hyuk Lim

Cover by Skan

Marvel Announces DAREDEVIL, CAPTAIN MARVEL, and DARKHAWK as INFINITY COUNTDOWN TIE-INS

We Finally Will Learn Logan’s Secrets (Or Will We?)

Remember the old Where’s Waldo books? Well, the Marvel Universe is turning into a Where’s Logan of sorts. We’ve seen him in the pages of last year’s MARVEL LEGACY #1, as well as the Where’s Wolverine pages featured in select Marvel comics. But is it really Logan? Your guess is as good as mine.

That said, we’ll likely find out more in the coming months, thanks to four epic Wolverine series that are on tap. We already know about the HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1 coming out in April. (Marvel announced it weeks ago.) But now that one-shot looks like just the beginning. In May, four more epic HUNT FOR WOLVERINE series —  WEAPON LOST, ADAMANTIUM AGENDA, CLAWS OF A KILLER and MYSTERY IN MADRIPOOR — will hit comic book stores. Each series has its own line-up of Marvel talent, with the effort as a whole being orchestrated by Charles Soule (DEATH OF WOLVERINE). For example, Tom Taylor is writing ADAMANTIUM AGENDA (#1-4), with R.B. Silva (X-MEN BLUE) on art.

New WOLVERINE Book Is Coming, Claws Bared

In each series, we’ll see classic Marvel heroes like Daredevil, Kitty Pryde, Spider-Man, and Iron Man try to track down Logan and figure out his secrets. (But of course, it won’t be that simple.) As a recent Marvel release teases, “But with answers come more questions…and with reveals come even more mysteries. Every clue leads to another twisting road and each story will provide fans with another tantalizing piece of the puzzle that will lead readers closer to finding out the real truth!” Plus, each unique story will be a nod back to the heroes’ old school adventures, but changing some characters in ways that will shock readers, according to Marvel.

Shocking twists? A tantalizing puzzle revealed piece by piece. I’m certainly excited for May.

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: WEAPON LOST (#1-4)

Written by Charles Soule

Art by Matteo Buffagni

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: ADAMANTIUM AGENDA (#1-4)

Written by Tom Taylor

Art by R.B. Silva

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: CLAWS OF A KILLER (#1-4)

Written by Mariko Tamaki

Art by Butch Guice

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: MYSTERY IN MADRIPOOR (#1-4)

Written by Jim Zub

 Art by Chris Bachalo

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Hits #800, with a Final Showdown

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is the first Marvel comic ever to hit 800 issues. And, with the spectacular “Go Down Swinging” arc, it’s no wonder it made it this far. Issues #794-796 sold out before they even hit comic shops. We can probably expect the same in May, when AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800, the whopping anniversary issue from writer Dan Slott, is set to hit shelves.

“AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 is the biggest single-issue story I’ve ever worked on,” editor Nick Lowe said in a recent Marvel release. “It’s 80 pages of story! And Dan and Stuart are being joined by some very important past AMAZING SPIDER-MAN artists to bring it to you in the coolest way possible! Everything you’ve loved about Dan Slott’s run on this book is on full display in this monumental issue that will have you shivering, crying, cheering, laughing and wishing it would never end!”

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800
Image courtesy of Marvel Entertainment

But sadly, the run is coming coming to an end. Slott will take his final bow in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #801, which Marvel says has Spider-Man facing “his most terrifying villain” yet.

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800

“GO DOWN SWINGING”

Written by Dan Slott

Art by Stuart Immonen, Humberto Ramos, Giuseppe Camuncoli & Jim Cheung

Cover by Alex Ross

On Sale 5/30/18

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First Wave of Venom 30th Anniversary Variants Coming in March

To celebrate Venom’s 30th anniversary, Marvel is releasing variant covers featuring 20 “key moments” in the symbiote’s history, with the first wave hitting comic book stores March 7.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #798
Image courtesy of Marvel Entertainment

The list alone is enough to make a Venom fan salivate. Here goes:

  1. ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #33 by Dustin Weaver
  2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #798 by Terry and Rachel Dodson
  3. AVENGERS #687 by Jamal Campbell
  4. BLACK PANTHER #172 by Greg Horn
  5. CAPTAIN AMERICA #700 by Kalman Andrasofszky
  6. DAREDEVIL #601 by Ramon Perez
  7. DOCTOR STRANGE #388 by Chris Stevens
  8. INFINITY COUNTDOWN #2 by Ron Lim
  9. INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #599 by Akcho
  10. MARVEL 2-IN-ONE #5 by Dave Johnson
  11. MIGHTY THOR #706 by Mark Bagley
  12. NEW MUTANTS #2 by Bengal
  13. OLD MAN LOGAN #38 by Greg Smallwood
  14. PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #303 by Rob Liefeld
  15. THANOS #18 by Mike Perkins
  16. VENOM #164 by John Tyler Christopher
  17. WEAPON H #2 by Mike Mayhew
  18. X-MEN: BLUE #25 by Francesco Francavilla
  19. X-MEN: GOLD #25 by Todd Nauck
  20. X-MEN: RED #3 by Inhyuk Lee

Here’s a Glimpse at Some of the Venom Variant Covers

 

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