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P.O.W.!! NCBD for the week of Nov 22, 2017

P.O.W.!! NCBD for the week of Nov 22, 2017

 

 

Star Wars (2015-) #39

Writer: Gillen, Kieron
Artist: Larroca, Salvador
Cover Artist: Marquez, David
THE ASHES OF JEDHA! The Rebel Alliance turns its attention to the shattered planet of Jedha! Once the site of great significance to the Jedi, Jedha was left in ruins when the Death Star annihilated the Holy City there. Now, new series writer Kieron Gillen joins artist Salvador Larroca to bring Luke, Leia, Han, and the rest to the remains of the tragic victim of the Empire’s fury
Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again (2017) TP
Writer: Bunn, CullenArtist: Talajic, Dakbor
Cover Artist: Johnson, Dave
Remember the time Deadpool went a little too crazy and killed the entire Marvel Universe? Well, this isn’t that. This is another time. Writer Cullen Bunn and artist Dalibor Talajic – the creators behind the original slaughterfest – reunite for an all-new, all-different tale of death and destruction starring the Merc with a Mouth! And it features Wade Wilson taking out all of your faves in the most horrific ways possible! Including Gwenpool! Moon Knight! Ms. Marvel! The Guardians of the Galaxy! Even Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur! It’s gonna hurt him more than it hurts you – and you’re gonna love it! But we just dare you to guess how this story ends. One thing’s for sure, though – you won’t believe your eyes when Deadpool kills the entire Marvel Universe
Spider-Man/Deadpool (2016-) #24 Leg
Writer: Thompson, Robbie

Artist: Bachalo, Chris
Cover Artist: Bachalo, Chris
SPIDER-MAN VERSUS DEADPOOL Part 2 When Spider-Man learns that Deadpool is selling SHIELD tech on the black market it’s the last straw. Bromance? OVER. It’s time to hunt Deadpool! The two biggest characters in comics are facing off and it’s going to take them all over the Marvel Universe, no holds barred. As you can see from this cover, Deadpool’s even willing to use his laser-sharks. And it will all lead to the biggest Spider-Man/Deadpool story of ALL TIME!
I Am Groot (2017-) TP

Writer: Hastings, Christopher

Artist: Flaviano,
Cover Artist: D’Alfonso, Marco
Groot is back – smaller and cuter than ever! When the Guardians of the Galaxy get caught in a wormhole, a pint-sized Groot finds himself on his own, billions of light-years away from his team, on an unknown world. Seriously underdeveloped and all alone, Groot must make the journey to the center of this world if he’s to find a way back to his family! And the first tiny step is finding someone – anyone! – who can translate ‘I am Groot.’ This isn’t gonna be easy
Star Wars Darth Vader Dark Lord Sith Vol 1: Imperial Machine TP
Writer: Soule, Charles

Artist: Camuncoli, Giuseppe
Cover Artist: Cheung, Jim
The most fearsome villain of all time returns with a brand-new series! Picking up where Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith ends, follow Darth Vader as he receives his legendary red lightsaber and begins his ruthless rise! Anakin Skywalker is now more machine than man. Having lost everything once dear to him, he must forge a new future – as a Dark Lord of the Sith! Join Darth Vader as he learns the way of Darth Sidious and his newly formed Empire – the way of the dark side. And on his first mission, Vader sets his sights on a Jedi who avoided Order 66, a Master who’s long lived in seclusion – one more powerful than any he has faced before! Nobody said the path to power was going to be easy. Collecting DARTH VADER (2017) #1-6
Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme (2016-) Vol 2: Time After Time
Writer: Thompson, Robbie
Artist: Rodriguez, Javier
Cover Artist: Rodriguez, Javier

Marvel’s craziest comic gets even more mind-bending! Betrayed by one of their own, Doctor Strange and the

 Sorcerers Supreme are banished to a dark dimension where everything is out to kill them! And you’re trapped with them! Can you and the Sorcerers escape this mazelike madness? Meanwhile, the gravity of Sir Isaac Newton’s actions reverberates in the present day – and puts him on a collision course with the Avengers! With Newton’s current power level, they don’t stand a chance. So it’s up to Strange and the gang to stop him from sending the world – and all of their own individual timelines – into chaos. One of the Sorcerers finds their life in the balance – and that puts the others through hell! When all is said and done, not everyone will make it home. Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE SORCERERS SUPREME #7-12

Black Panther (2016-) #167
Writer: Coates, Ta-Nehisi

Artist: Kirk, Leonard
Cover Artist: Stelfreeze, Brian
KLAW STANDS SUPREME Part 2 * The Black Panther’s greatest enemy springs his trap! And with T’Challa off fighting the former gods of Wakanda, who will come to Ayo and Aneka’s aid? * And this is only the beginning. A cadre of villains returns as Wakanda comes to its knees!

 

Luke Cage (2017-) #167
Writer: Walker, David
Artist: Sanna, Guillermo
Cover Artist: Rahzzah,
CAGED Part 2 * Luke Cage is back in the one place he never wanted to be. * With his mind mangled, Luke grasps for any foothold he can find. Which is hard, as
Nick Fury Vol 1: Deep Cover Papers

Writer: Robinson, James
Artist: Aco,
Cover Artist: Aco,
His nam
e is Fury. Nick Fury. The world is a dangerous place – and when S.H.I.E.L.D. needs a lone agent to infiltrate, capture and remain anonymous, there’s no one better than him. Now, an all-new era for the super spy begins as Fury embarks on a top-secret mission to the French Riviera – but will he meet his match in the mysterious Frankie Noble? Fury plays the spy game in caper after caper – preventing an assassination on the maiden voyage of a new international train line, diving into the deep blue sea to uncover a Hydra spy in Atlantis and vacationing in a sleepy little town

P.O.W. NCBD For the Week of Nov 15, 2017

P.O.W. NCBD For the Week of Nov 15, 2017

 

 

 

Darth Vader(2017-) #8

Writer: Soule, Charles

Artist: Camuncoli, Giuseppe

Cover Artist: Mattina, Francesco
LEGACY’S END BEGINS! As Vader takes his place in command of the Emperor’s secret Inquisitorius Program, he sets his sights on one of the most dangerous Jedi remaining alive

 

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2016-) #14
Writer: Gillen, Kieron
Artist: Laiso, Emilio
Cover Artist: Witter, Ashley
* Doctor Aphra’s antics are causing mayhem once again

Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man #297 Leg
Writer: Zdarsky, Chip
Artist: Kubert, Adam
Cover Artist: Kubert, Adam
MOST WANTED Part 1 Peter Parker is back in the friendly neighborhood, but he’s persona non grata as far as the NYPD is concerned! It’s the ol’ switcheroo as we here at the House of Ideas ask that classic question – PETER PARKER: THREAT OR MENACE?! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
Guardians of the Galaxy #147 Leg
Writer: Duggan, GerryArtist: To, Marcus

Cover Artist: Kuder, Aaron

THE INFINITY QUEST Part 2 THE GUARDIANS’ HUNT FOR THE INFINITY STONES BEGINS! Their first stop? Joining up with the Nova Corps, of course! Join the Guardians as they all take up golden helmets in the quest to keep the universe safe! Nuff said!

Incredible Hulk (2017-) 710 Leg
Writer: Pak, Greg
Artist: Land, Greg
Cover Artist: Land, Greg
RETURN TO PLANET HULK Part 2 * Stranded on Sakaar, Amadeus Cho must embrace the savage Hulk within himself if he’s to survive the barbaric planet… * But who sent the mysterious call for help that brought him to this deadly planet? * Can Cho conquer a series of impossible trials known as THE GAUNTLET, or will it conquer him?
Mighty Thor #701 Leg

 

Writer: Aaron, Jason
Artist: Harren, James
Cover Artist: Dauterman, Russell
DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 2 * The Mangog comes to Asgard! * But is one Thor enough to tak
e down the Ultimate Judgment? * Guest artist James Harren brings his talents to the Mighty Thor! * It all leads to the most dramatic return in the Marvel Universe

 

Defenders (2017-) #7 Leg
Writer: Bendis, Brian Michael
Artist: Marquez, David
Cover Artist: Marquez, David
KINGPINS OF NEW YORK Part 2 * The Kingpin’s kingdom is up for grabs and the streets of Marvel will burn as every major crime figure makes a play to be the next kingpin of crime! * Unfortunately for them, this is exactly why the Defenders have gathered – to defend our streets and make them a safer place!
Doctor Strange #381 Leg
Writer: Cates, Donny
Artist: Walta, Gabriel Hernandez

Cover Artist: Del Mundo, Michael

LOKI: SORCERER SUPREME Part 1 Evil is everywhere and the world needs the Sorcerer Supreme more th
an ever. But is the world ready for LOKI: SORCERER SUPREME? He has the cloak, the spells – he’s even got Zelma Stanton as his assistant (and possibly more?) – but is this the chance he needed to become a hero, or is the god of lies dangerously close to unlimited power? And what happened to STEPHEN STRANGE? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!

Punisher #218 Leg
Writer: Rosenberg, Matthew
Artist: Vilanova, Guiu
Cover Artist: Crain, Clayton
FRANK CASTLE: WAR MACHINE Part 1 For years, Frank Castle has been fighting a one-man war against criminals who endanger the innocent, but when a certain one-eyed operative offers him the tools to take his fight global

P.O.W.!: NCBD For the Week of Nov 8, 2017

P.O.W.!: NCBD For the Week of Nov 8, 2017

 

 

Star Wars (2015-) #38

Writer: Gillen, Kieron

Artist: Larroca, Salvador
Cover Artist: Marquez, David

THE ASHES OF JEDHA! KIERON GILLEN’S FIRST ISSUE ON STAR WARS! The Rebel Alliance turns its attention to the shattered planet of Jedha! Once the site of great significance to the Jedi, Jedha was left in ruins when the Death Star annihilated the Holy City there. Now, new series writer Kieron Gillen joins artist Salvador Larroca to bring Luke, Leia, Han, and the rest to the remains of the tragic victim of the Empire’s fury!
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl(2015-) #26
Writer: North, Ryan
Artist: Razzah,

Cover Artist: Henderson, Erica
* In this special standalone issue, Squirrel Girl has convinced, cajoled, and otherwise induced her friends in the Marvel Universe to make comics of their own! For the very first time, find out what kind of comics your favorite Marvel characters would REALLY make! * Will Tony Stark write author-insert coffee-shop alternate-reality comics where everyone talks up how great he is? It seems likely, and yet, he has given us something EVEN CRAZIER to publish! * Featuring TONS of special guest artists, including a legendary comic strip artist making his Marvel debut! * This unique view of both Squirrel Girl and the Marvel Universe is sure to make readers laugh, turn the page, read a bit, see a new joke, and then laugh again! It may also make readers say, ‘Oh my gosh you’ve gotta read this comic; I’m so glad I purchased it at my local comic-book store and will definitely patronize them again in the near future!!’ * NO OTHER COMIC is making this explicit promise this month, so in our opinion you should definitely order our talking squirrel comic book.
Gwenpool, The Unbelievable(2016-) #22 Leg

 

Writer: Hastings, Christopher
Artist: Strychalsk, Irene
Cover Artist: Gurihiru,
DOOM SEES YOU Part 2 * Gwen is on a mission to get the attention of the Avengers! * So what does she do? * Hunts down the Infamous DOCTOR DOOM! * Er

Despicable Deadpool (2017-)#289 Leg
Writer: Duggan, Gerry

Artist: Koblish, Scott
Cover Artist: Lopez, David
DEADPOOL KILLS CABLE Part 3 * Yeah – Deadpool’s still on a mission to bump off his best buddy Cable…but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have time to fight some DINOSAURS. * Because who wouldn’t want to punch a dinosaur!
Spider-Man/Deadpool(2016-) #23 Leg

 

Writer: Thompson, Robbie
Artist: Bachalo, Chris
Cover Artist: Bachalo, Chris
SPIDER-MAN VERSUS DEADPOOL Part 1 When Spider-Man learns that Deadpool is selling SHIELD tech on the black market it’s the last straw. Bromance? OVER. It’s time to hunt Deadpool! The two biggest characters in comics are facing off and it’s going to take them all over the Marvel Universe, no holds barred. As you can see from this cover, Deadpool’s even willing to use his laser-sharks. And it will all lead to the biggest Spider-Man/Deadpool story of ALL TIME! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
Spirits of Vengeance(2017-)#2(0f 5) Leg
Writer: Gischler, Victor
Artist: Baldeon, David

Cover Artist: Mora, Dan
WAR AT THE GATES OF HELL Part 2 * Someone’s unearthed a weapon that can the tip scales
in the war between Heaven and Hell.
Daredevil #595 Leg

Writer: Soule, Charles

Artist: Landini, Stefano
Cover Artist: Sienkiewicz, Bill
MAYOR FISK Part 1 New York City has fallen to Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin – Daredevil’s greatest and deadliest adversary. Matt Murdock has the law and he has his superhuman abilities – but Fisk has an entire city on his side. What can one man do? If he’s Daredevil, he can FIGHT. PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!

 

Falcon (2017) #2 Leg
Writer: Barnes, Rodney
Artist: Cassara, Joshua
Cover Artist: Saiz, Jesus
TAKE FLIG
HT Part 2 * The Falcon and the Patriot fight to restore order as a full-scale riot threatens to destroy the city of Chicago! * But little do they know, the rage behind the burgeoning brawl is being brought about by the demon prince and son of Mephisto – Blackheart! * Can Sam and Shaun find a way to even the odds? Or will they be swallowed whole by forces from beyond this world?
Master of Kung Fu #126 Leg
Writer: Punk, Cm
Artist: Talajic, Dalibor

Cover Artist: Mayhew, Mike

Shang-Chi’s Day Off Part 1 (OF 1) The Marvel Universe is full of fighters: brawlers, scrappers, weapons experts, mystical kung fu virtuosi. But there’s only one martial artist skilled enough to be called the greatest. SHANG-CHI has been a pinch hitter for a long time, stepping in for Avengers missions when no one else would do, but when no one can match your speed or skill, sometimes it’s best to work alone. To see what you’ve been missing if you don’t know Shang-Chi, don’t miss MASTER OF KUNG FU

P.O.W.!: NCBD For the Week of Nov 1, 2017

P.O.W.!: NCBD For the Week of Nov 1, 2017

 

 

 

Vader (2017) #7

Writer: Soule, Charles
Artist: Camuncoli, Giuseppe
Cover Artist: Mattina, Francesco

LEGACY’S END BEGINS! As Vader takes his place in command of the Emperor’s secret Inquisitorius Program, he sets his sights on one of the most dangerous Jedi remaining alive

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man (2017) #6

Writer: Zdarsky, Chip
Artist: Parlov, Goran
Cover Artist: Siqueira, Paulo
* J. Jonah Jameson’s got the scoop of the century – a once-in-a-lifetime interview with the menace of Manhattan
Avengers by Bendis Complete Collection Vol 3 TPB
Writer: Bendis, Brian Michael
Artist: Peterson, Brandon
Cover Artist: Bagley, Mark

 

The spectacular conclusion of Brian Michael Bendis’ Avengers era – featuring the X-Men and the Guardians of the Galaxy! When the cosmic Phoenix Force threatens the planet, it’s up to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to stop it – but Cyclops and his mutant team have a different plan. This means war! When the dust settles on the devast
ating conflict, Tony Stark intercepts a signal that may lead the Avengers into the arms of one of their dearest friends – or their greatest enemies! Plus: An all-star roster assembles alongside the Guardians for a blockbuster showdown with Thanos! The Vision returns! And young hero Nova gets some expert advice on how best to use his newfound powers! Collecting AVENGERS (2010) #24.1 and #25-34, AVENGERS ASSEMBLE (2012) #1-8, AVENGERS: HEROES WELCOME and material from AVX: VS #6.L
Fantastic Four: Once and Future Kings #4(of 5)
Writer: Priest, Christopher
Artist: Noto, Phil
Cover Artist: Bradshaw, Nick
WHATEVER A SPIDER CAN! * The young Inhumans are on the run from a deadly assassin – your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! * Telling friend from foe is getting trickier, especially with the Wizard at their side! * And another far more dangerous foe is loose in the streets of New York. The Seeker comes for his revenge! * While the Royals run from the wrath of Attilan, Karnak races to save his brother. But has he underestimated the dangers of the city – and the powers of the Seeker? * Plus: The continuing adventures of Lockjaw, as told by UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL writer Ryan North and artist Gustavo Duarte!
Power Pack #63 Leg
Writer: Grayson, Devin
Artist: Cresta, Marika,
Cover Artist: McKone, Mike
WHERE IS POWER PACK? Part 1 (OF 1) In a twist of fate, four children gained incredible powers. And in a universe full of war-hungry aliens and terrorizing gangsters, they would need them. Thus Power Pack was born! But when an enemy from the past rears its head again, the youngest Power finds herself in a body-snatching nightmare! Big brother Alex better come around – or Katie is toast! A never-before-told adventure comes to light as Katie Power revisits family history! Rated T+
Guardians of the Galaxy #146 Leg
Writer: Duggan, Gerry

Artist: To, Marcus
Cover Artist: Kuder, Aaron
THE INFINITY QUEST Part 1 THE GUARDIANS’ HUNT FOR THE INFINITY STONES BEGINS! Their first stop? Joining up with the Nova Corps, of course! Join the Guardians as they all take up golden helmets in the quest to keep the universe safe! Nuff said! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
Captain America #695 Leg
Writer: Waid, Mark
Artist: Samnee, Chris
Cover Artist: Samnee, Chris
HOME OF THE BRAVE Part 1 HOME OF THE BRAVE begins – and Steve Rogers is back in action in the red-white-and-blue! Steve begins a journey across America to restore his tarnished reputation – and the dangers he encounters along the way are unlike any he’s faced before! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
Iron Fist(2017) #74 Leg
Writer: Brisson, Ed
Artist: Perkins, Mike
Cover Artist: Dekal, Jeff
SABRETOOTH ROUND TWO Part 2 * SABRETOOTH’S grudging alliance with IRON FIST takes the duo on a butt-kicking spree as they try to locate the Book of the Iron Fist and its mysterious thief. * Meanwhile, CHOSHIN’s plan moves into phase 2
Iceman (2017) #7 Leg
Writer: Grace, Sina
Artist: Gill, Robert
Cover Artist: Wada, Kevin
CHAMPIONS REASSEMBLED Part 2 * The original Champions have re-assembled! * Will they be enough to protect Los Angeles from a swarm of rogue, haywire Sentinels? * Even in L.A., all eyes are on Bobby – how will he fare as a leader?

 

Marvel Madness: Oct 29, 2017 – OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE ULTIMATE MARVEL UNIVERSE 2005

Marvel Madness: Oct 29, 2017 – OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE ULTIMATE MARVEL UNIVERSE 2005

Kylan drops the handbook on us this week for the MU pick, OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE ULTIMATE MARVEL UNIVERSE 2005.

Writer: Ronald Byrd, Stuart Vandal, Sean McQuaid, Chris Biggs
Cover Artist: Mark Bagley, Morry Hollowell

Solicit
The Official Handbook gets the Ultimate treatment! This volume contains in-depth bios on the Ultimates and the Ultimate X-Men, and all their friends and foes! Plus: An all-new cover by ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN artist Mark Bagley, digitally painted by Morry Hollowell.

Synopsis
The Handbook gives histories and power descriptions for certain Ultimates and X-Men characters of the Ultimate universe.

 

Source Marvel and Marvel Database

P.O.W.!: NCBD  For the Week of Oct 25, 2017

P.O.W.!: NCBD For the Week of Oct 25, 2017

 

 

 

Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic-Mace Windu(2017) #3(of 5)

 

Writer: Owens, Matt
Artist: Cowan, Denys
Cover Artist: Saiz, Jesus
* Mace and his squad’s first mission of the newly begun Clone Wars continues! * What do the Separatists want with the planet of Hissrich? * Can Mace overcome mercenary droid AD-W4 to stop them?

Guardians of the Galaxy: Telltale Games(2017) #4(of 5)
                                                                                                                    Cover Artist: Nakayama, David
Writer: Lente, Fred Van
Artist: Espin, Salva
* The Guardians’ heist to steal Thanos’ greatest treasure from his homeworld, Titan, has completely turned pear-shaped and they’ve been marked for death by the Mad Titan’s millions of psychotic followers! * What more could possibly go wrong? * How about when STAKAR and his crew of RAVAGERS show up to collect the bounty on their heads!

 

Ben Reiley: Scarlet Spider (2017) #9
Writer: David, Peter
Artist: Sliney, Will
Cover Artist: Bagley, Mark
* There’s a new Hornet in the skies over Las Vegas, but his identity remains a mystery! Who’s pulling his strings, and what’s their connection to the Scarlet Spider? * And will anyone from his past have anything to say about it?

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (2015) #24
Writer: Montclare, Brandon
Artist: Bustos, Natacha
Cover Artist: Bustos, Natacha

 

Punisher Platoon #2 (of 6)
Writer: Ennis, Garth
Artist: Parlov, Goran
By the time the Punisher was born in Vietnam, Frank Castle had already become a dark legend of the battlefield. Stories about him were told in whispers, if at all. Now the legendary Punisher team of Garth Ennis and Goran Parlov (PUNISHER MAX, FURY MAX) brings the first of those stories to light: the tale of Frank Castle’s first command, and his first kill. Don’t miss this epic new series! MAX/Parental Advisory
Thor: Where Walk the Frost Giants #1
Writer: Macchio, Ralph
Artist: Nauck, Todd
When tragedy strikes the kingdom of Asgard, THE MIGHTY THOR soars into action! Wielding the thundering hammer
Mjolnir, Thor sets off for the land where the Frost Giants dwell-frozen Nifleheim-in a matter of life and death for Asgard. But if YMIR has his way, the only thing awaiting Thor will be a frozen grave! Don’t miss this ALL-NEW tale featuring the original God of Thunder! Also featuring a special presentation of the historic battle between Thor and the Incredible HULK from Journey Into Mystery #112!
Black Panther #166 Leg

Writer: Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Artist: Kirk, Leonard
Cover Artist: Stelfreeze, Brian
KLAW STANDS SUPREME Part 1 Black Panther’s greatest foe has returned – Ulysses Klaw is back and ready for war! Can T’Challa defeat the man who killed his father all while his country struggles to its feet? And as war looms, Wakanda’s gods have disappeared. Enter the Originators! The former gods are back – but what are their intentions for a land that has forgotten them? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!

 

                                                                                                                                                          Daredevil (2015) #28
Writer: Soule, Charles
Artist: Garney, Ron
Cover Artist: Deodato, Mike
THE EPIC CONCLUSION TO ‘LAND OF THE BLIND!’ * It’s devil vs. devil, as DAREDEVIL battles THE BEAST, demonic source of power for the Hand clan – winner takes soul! * Also: The next phase of DAREDEVIL’s story begins here, with the payoff to over two years of storytelling. The last page will rock the Marvel Universe!
Now Us Avengers #11 Leg

Writer: Ewing, Al
Artist: Diaz, Paco
Cover Artist: Nakayama, David
CANNONBALL RUN Part 1 The U.S. Avengers have a new mission-to find their missing teammate! Squirrel Girl, Red Hulk, Iron Patriot, and more head into outer space to find Cannonball! The search leads them to strangest planet of all…Glenbrook, U.S.A.! Home – and fiefdom – of Ritchie Redwood, America’s best loved teen! What shocking events will lead the U.S. Avengers to uncover the secrets of the seemingly idyllic planet of Glenbrook whose teenagers keep disappearing? And how will this lead them to Cannonball? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!

Marvel Madness: Oct 22,2017-Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl #1(2005)

Marvel Madness: Oct 22,2017-Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl #1(2005)

With Halloween right around the corner, Mike brings us, Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl #1 as the MU pick of the week.

Credits
Written by
Steve Niles
Art by
Duncan Fegredo
Cover by
Duncan Fegredo

 

Solicit

Brace yourself for the most original, innovative tale you ever — nah, it’s just giant monsters breaking things! It’s the Hulk, the Thing, Giant-Man and the Beast vs. a tidal wave of the most terrible monsters of the Marvel Universe! The Collector has inadvertently unleashed classic creatures Droom, Grogg, Goom, Rombuu, Grattu and more on New York City! Can our heroes save the day and have fun doing it?

Synopsis for “Good Monsters!”

The cosmic being known as the Collector sits within his massive museum beneath Canada. Inside this immense abode is a menagerie of various strange, and monstrous creatures that have plagued Earth in the past. Over the span of years, the Collector has captured these gargantuans one at a time and placed them within this private zoo. Now however, the Collector faces challenges not from his captured specimens, but rather from the Mole Man. The Mole Man’s forces invade the museum, setting all of the monsters free.

In Manhattan, Bruce Banner visits the Baxter Building. On the run from the army, he is hoping to find shelter with the Fantastic Four. The only team member present is Ben Grimm, who invites Banner in and gives him some food. As the two talk, the civil defense alarm sounds and Ben learns that hordes of giant monsters are now invading New York. He cannot contact the rest of the Fantastic Four, so he must rely on Banner for help. He flicks Bruce several times in the nose, instigating Banner’s transformation into the Hulk. Before the Hulk can start swinging, Ben convinces him that it would actually be more fun to take on the bigger “bad” monsters. The Hulk agrees and they go off to save the city.

The fight is a brutal one as the Hulk and the Thing take on the likes of Taboo, Grottu, Vandoom, Gargantus, Rommbu and Grogg, but even their massive strength is not enough to prevent the destruction of the city. Fortunately, Giant-Man of the Avengers and the X-Men’s Beast arrive to lend a hand. Giant Man single-handedly takes down Gargantus, but it is the Hulk who delivers the final knock-out when he body flips Rommbu onto the ever-growing pile of unconscious critters. Now, the only problem is what to do with them all. Mister Fantastic arrives after having spent some time in the Negative Zone. He activates a portal into the zone and the Hulk lifts the entire pile of monsters and hurls them through the rift. Reed closes the barrier and the crisis concludes. The “good monsters” have won the day.

Synopsis for “We Found the 9th Wonder of the World!”
Captain Kane navigates his fishing vessel through the sea. His crew’s fishing nets manage to ensnare a lobster nearly twelve-feet in length. Kane reports the phenomenon to one of his guests, Professor Briggs. This is the second of such bizarre creatures that the crew has discovered. As Kane goes into Briggs’ cabin, he finds the Professor studying the remains of a four-foot starfish. Briggs is convinced that this strange mutated sea life is related to his old colleague Doctor Parker – a scientist who disappeared over a decade ago. Briggs has a copy of a map that Parker charted before he disappeared. At the professor’s request, Captain Kane sets a course for this mysterious hidden area of the sea.

As they follow Parker’s map, the ship collides with a giant green mountain that wasn’t indicated on the chart. Kane and Briggs manage to rope together two oil barrels and use them as a flotation device, but the rest of the crew is lost. The two men come two an island. They discover a tribe of natives surrounding a massive wooden barricade. In front of the barricade is Doctor Parker tied to a post. The natives capture Kane and Briggs and secure them as well. Parker tells them that he has been experimenting with a hormone regulator serum. He tested the serum on several specimens, but could not control the animals’ growth. The product of Parker’s work makes its presence known as a giant snapping turtle bursts through the outer side of the barricade. This is Experiment 247. As natives flee in terror, the three men manage to free themselves and make for an inlet where Doctor Parker has a motor launch secured. Parker tells them that Experiment 247 is actually the second of such trials he has conducted. The original project, Experiment XYZ, was conducted years earlier. Kane and Briggs soon realize that Experiment XYZ is actually an even larger turtle, and was also the “mountain” responsible for scuttling Kane’s ship. The massive creature is too large to even notice the three men, who safely race away.

Source Marvel Database

Notes
Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl is a one-shot special.
The events of “Good Monsters” takes place early in the Modern Age of Heroes, approximately one to two years after the formation of the Fantastic Four.

P.O.W.!: NCBD  For The Week of Oct 11, 2017

P.O.W.!: NCBD For The Week of Oct 11, 2017

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #6
Writer: Gillen, Kieron
Artist: Walker, Kev
Cover Artist: Shirahama, Karmome
* Doctor Aphra’s had a plan to auction off an artificial Jedi intelligence in order to make some major credits. * Unfortunately, things haven’t exactly gone according to plan.
Uncanny Avengers (2015-) #28
Writer: Zub, Jim
Artist: Izaakse, Sean
Cover Artist: Izaakse, Sean

STARS AND GARTERS Part 1 Part Avengers and part X-Men. Two of Earth’s mightiest heroes and two of Earth’s mightiest friends. And when it comes to super-heroics, Wonder Man and the Beast have seen it, done it,

 and they got the T-shirt. When the world throws you cosmic conflict, global calamity, death, rebirth and heartache aplenty, it’s important to remember where your friends are. Join us for ‘A Pint or Two,’ won’t you? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist! Rated T+

The Unbelievable Gwenpool (2016-)#21 Leg
Writer: Hastings, Christopher
Artist: Strychalsk, Irene
Cover Artist: Ganucheau, Paulina
DOOM SEES YOU Part 1 Since arriving in the Marvel Universe from the real world, Gwenpool has made a name for herself as one of its most exciting heroes. From teaming up with Spider-Man and the Mighty Thor to tackling villains like M.O.D.O.K. and Arcade, no one can top her combination of demolition and off-the-wall adventure. But now Gwenpool’s looking for the biggest and baddest foes she can think of and she’s going right to the top of the list with
Rocket (2017-) #6
Writer: Ewing, Al

Artist: Gorham, Adam
Cover Artist: Mayhew, Mike

* Ranger Rocket – the sheriff of Halfworld, a heroic righter of wrongs in a land of toys and talking animals..
. * …or an out-of-luck safecracker dying with a slug in his brainpan and a last memory of the good times? * Get ready for the last tragic twist of the Blue River score… Rated T+
Incredible Hulk By Aaron Complete Collection TP
Writer: Aaron, Jason
Artist: Silvestri, Marc
Cover Artist: Komarck, Michael
When Jason Aaron takes on the Hulk, the results are incredible! Bruce Banner and his monstrous alter ego are together
 no more! They have become separate beings – and the Hulk is assigned to take Banner down! But the brilliant scientist sure won’t give up without a fight. As the Hulk makes an alliance that changes his destiny forever, Banner unleashes his army of gamma-fueled monsters! It’s the fight everyone’s been waiting for: Hulk vs. Banner! But when the dust settles, why must the Hulk stay angry? Whatever the reason, he’s picking fights against drug cartels, sea monsters, Russian super-soldiers and a lost city of Sasquatches – oh, and the Punisher, Kraven the Hunter, Wolverine and the Thing! Are Hulk and Banner destined for a date with Doom? Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK (2011) #1-15 and #7.1, and material from FEAR ITSELF #7. Parental Advisory
Star Wars: Screaming Citadel TP
Writer: Gillen, Kieron
Artist: Checchetto, Marco
Cover Artist: Checchetto, Marco

 

A rebel pilot and a rogue archaeologist delve side by side into the galaxy’s darkest shadows as Luke Skywalker reluctantly joined forces with Doctor Aphra! The not-so-good Doctor will make Luke an offer he can’t afford to refuse, leading him to a rare gathering at the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel! Will Luke find what he’s looking for? Can Aphra be trusted? Or will they both wind up victims of the Citadel’s queen? And as the unlikely duo enters the lair of one of the most powerful, reclusive and dangerous women in the galaxy, can Han and Leia be far behind them? Collecting STAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL #1, STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #7-8 and STAR WARS (2015) #31-32. Rated T

 

 

 

Daredevil (2015-) #27

Writer: Soule, Charles
Artist: Garney, Ron
Cover Artist: Deodato, Mike
‘LAND OF THE BLIND’ CONTINUES! * DAREDEVIL is being held prisoner in a remote outpost of the evil ninja clan THE HAND. * It’s a battle of wits and skill – and DD must outsmart his captor – someone with a deep connection to his past – if he has any chance of escape! Rated T+
Defenders (2017-) #6
Writer: Bendis, Brian Michael
Artist: Marquez, DavidCover Artist: Marquez, David
KINGPINS OF NEW YORK Part 1 The Defenders: Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Daredevil, protectors of the people, are in a desperate struggle to keep New York City safe in the wake of the power vacuum caus
ed by the Kingpin’s absence and the all-out street war that results! So what could make things even worse for our team of harried heroes? Would you believe – Deadpool? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist! Rated T+
Falcon #1 Leg
Writer: Barnes, Rodney
Artist: Cassara, Joshua

Cover Artist: Saiz, Jesus
TAKE FLIGHT Part 1 Sam Wilson – winged warrior, avian Avenger and one-time sentinel of liberty – takes to the skies again, reborn and recommitted as the fighter for freedom, THE FALCON! Engaged in an all-new assignment while training his new partner THE PATRIOT, Sam Wilson soars high and sees all. But Sam’s new mission finds him on a collision course with an enemy way out of his weight class-the demonic BLACKHEART! Writer Rodney Barnes (THE BOONDOCKS) joins artist Joshua Cassara (SECRET EMPIRE: UNDERGROUND) to challenge Sam Wilson as never before! From the stratosphere to the streets, the Marvel Universe now has a high-flying hero circling above them ready to strike! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and art by Mark Bagley! Rated T+

Marvel Madness: 9-17-17 – Tales Of Suspense #79

Marvel Madness: 9-17-17 – Tales Of Suspense #79

With Secret Empire coming to a close, Eric brings us one of the earliest appearances, if not the 1st of the Cosmic Cube.

This wee we present, Tales Of Suspense #79 (July 1966).

Tales of Suspense Vol 1 #79
July, 1966
Editor-in-Chief Stan Lee
Cover Artists Gene Colan

“Disaster!”
Writers Stan Lee
Pencilers Gene Colan
Inkers Jack Abel
Letterers Artie Simek
Editors Stan Lee

“”The Red Skull Lives!””
Writers Stan Lee
Pencilers Jack Kirby
Inkers Frank Giacoia
Letterers Artie Simek

Synopsis for “Disaster!”
Following his battle against the Mandarin and his creation, Ultimo, Tony Stark has returned to the States to find that his factories have been closed, his accounts frozen, and himself with a warrant for his arrest for refusing to appear before a Senate committee to reveal the secrets of the Iron Man armor. Hiding, in the dark street, Stark soon finds that his chest plate is almost out of power and that he needs to recharge it or risk his heart failing him once again.

Caught in a bind, Stark rushes to Pepper Potts’ apartment but finds that she isn’t there, just as his chest plates power runs dangerously low. Changing to Iron Man so that the built in power supplied could temporarily recharge his chest plate, Stark then seeks the aid of Happy Hogan to find that he isn’t home either. …

Synopsis for “The Red Skull Lives!”

One day Captain America sees a group of costumed soldiers on the street of New York and tries to stop them from getting away. Unfortunately for Cap, nobody sees them but himself and they manage to get away leaving the crowd to think that Cap has gone crazy. This is far from the truth, as it turns out that they are operatives of the Red Skull who were using a hypnotic device that makes them appear invisible to everyone but Captain America, in an attempt to turn the public against Cap.

The Red Skull recalls how he and his men were put in suspended animation by a gas that leaked into their bunker as it was destroyed during the final days of World War 2 and how they would later be revived by the scientists of AIM (formally known as “Them”) and that they plan to continue their attacks to make the public distrust Cap, and to make Cap question his own sanity. …
Source Marvel Database

Notes

  • THEM officially becomes Advanced Idea Mechanics this issue.
  • In the Captain America story, we learn from a World War II veteran that Cap participated in the battle at Anzio.
  • The Iron Man story begins Marvel’s first multi-title crossover, beginning in this issue of Tales of Suspense, continuing into next issue, and concluding in Tales to Astonish #82.
  • Namor, Dorma and Krang had all appeared last in Tales to Astonish #81. It was there that Dorma and Krang first began their ascension to the surface world, in an effort to escape the vengeance of Namor after Krang had tricked Dorma into accepting his marriage proposal.
  • This issue contains a letters page, Mails of Suspense. Letters are published from Larry Ahokas, Steve Martinez, Earl Davis, and Ronald W. Lindenboom.
  • The Iron Man story is reprinted in Iron Man Special #1 and Essential Iron Man #1.
  • The Captain America story is reprinted in Marvel Double Feature #3 and Essential Captain America #1 and Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (1979). It is reprinted in trade paperback Captain America: Captain America vs. the Red Skull TPB #1.
  • References: Avengers #29, Tales to Astonish #81, and Strange Tales #146

Marvel Madness: 9-4-17 – Captain America #117 (1968)(bc)

Marvel Madness: 9-4-17 – Captain America #117 (1968)(bc)

With Hurricane Harvey still lingering around at time of recording, we postponed this week’s show/issue. Yet still bring you this week’s Marvel Umlimited pick which is September’s book club pick as well. Mike brings us this pick to you. This week’s pick is Captain America #117 (Sept. 1969).

Editor-in-Chief Stan Lee
Cover Artists Gene Colan
Joe Sinnott
John Romita Sr.

“The Coming of…The Falcon!”
Writers Stan Lee
Pencilers Gene Colan
Inkers Joe Sinnott
Letterers Sam Rosen
Editors Stan Lee

The Red Skull has used the Cosmic Cube to switch bodies with his hated enemy Captain America. In an attempt of final revenge, he has Captain America teleported to Exile Island in the hope that his former minions, the Exiles will kill Captain America over the Red Skull’s most recent betrayal of them. As Captain America tries to find cover, the Red Skull pores over the Cosmic Cube watching the events unfold with eager eyes. When the Exiles walk the beach bemoaning the fact that the Red Skull stranded them on the island, Captain America tries to hide in a tree, however the Red Skull uses the Cosmic Cube to break his cover, forcing him to have to fight the Exiles.

While Captain America has the superior fighting skills, he is not used to fighting in the Red Skull’s body and is soon overpowered by the group attack. Amused and believing that Captain America will meet his end, the Red Skull decides that he’s seen enough and decides to amuse himself by parading around as Captain America some more. This proves to be the Red Skull’s mistake, as Captain America gets the aid of an unlikely ally:…

Source: Marvel Database

Notes

    • First appearance of the Falcon.
    • This issue is reprinted in Essential Captain America 2.
    • John Romita Sr. redrew Captain America’s head for this cover.
    • General Ching is mistakenly misspelled “Chang” in this story.
    • This issue contains a letters page, Let’s Rap With Cap. Letters are published from Marty Lyon, Neal Seale, James Van Hise, Bill Cantey, David Koopman, Joe Jenkins and Bentano Haleen.

Solicit Synopsis:

Introducing Marvel’s newest and possibly most dynamic fighting hero — the Falcon! Also see Cap battle, single-handed, against the deadly Exiles! Better buy it fast!