Frankensteining Marvel Comics Solicits For April 2016 – Black Panther, Stucky On Pleasant Hill And Viking Hulk

Thanks to Newsarama, Entertainment Weekly, Marvel.com, ComicBook, and CBR, a look ahead at some of Marvel’s solicitations for April 2016, as pieced together on Bleeding Cool…. it’s alive! It’s alive!

Pleasant ill looks like it’s going the way for Captain America’s 75th anniversary we thought it might. and Thor brings us… Viking Hulk… updating. Let us know if you see any more in the wild…

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UNCANNY X-MEN #6

Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art by KEN LASHLEY

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Mockingbird #2 by Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk.

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Gwenpool #1 by Christopher Hastings and Gurihiru, the Japanese art team composed of Chifuyu Sasaki and Naoko Kawano (Thor, Captain America).

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BLACK PANTHER #1
Written by TA-NEHISI COATES
Penciled by BRIAN STELFREEZE
Cover by BRIAN STELFREEZE
Variant Cover by ALEX ROSS

Written by MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates (“Between the World and Me”) and illustrated by living legend Brian Stelfreeze, “A Nation Under Our Feet” is a story about dramatic upheaval in Wakanda and the Black Panther’s struggle to do right by his people as their ruler.

The indomitable will of Wakanda—the famed African nation known for its vast wealth, advanced technology, and warrior traditions—has long been reflected in the will of its monarchs, the Black Panthers.

But now the current Black Panther, T’Challa, finds that will tested by a superhuman terrorist group called the People that has sparked a violent uprising among the citizens of Wakanda.  T’Challa knows the country must change to survive—the question is, will the Black Panther survive the change?

40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99

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Poe Dameron #1 by Charles Soule and Phil Noto.

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SPIDER-WOMEN ALPHA #1
Story by JASON LATOUR, DENNIS HOPELESS & ROBBIE THOMPSON
ROBBIE THOMPSON (W) • VANESA DEL REY (A)
Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
CONNECTING VARIANT COVER A BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
VARIANT COVER BY STACEY LEE
ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
SPIDER-WOMEN PART 1!
The Spider-Event of 2016 is here, bringing SPIDER-GWEN, SILK and SPIDER-WOMAN together for a story too big for any one of their books! Spider-Woman is taking a mentor-role with Silk and Spider-Gwen, and the three spider-heroes take a brunch break on Gwen’s Earth-65. But when the nefarious spy organization S.I.L.K. and their leader (Earth-65’s Cindy Moon) notice the interdimensional interlopers, all of Jessica Drew’s plans go wrong.
40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$4.99

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SPIDER-GWEN #7
JASON LATOUR (W) • BENGAL (A)
Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
Variant COVER by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
CONNECTING VARIANT COVER B BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
CIVIL WAR VARIANT COVER BY TBA
SPIDER-WOMEN, PART 2!
• Trapped in Earth-65, Spider-Gwen, Jessica Drew and Spider-Woman search for a way to get Jessica home.
• Along the way, Jessica gets a tour of Gwen’s life and meets THE MARY JANES!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

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SILK #7
ROBBIE THOMPSON (W) • TANA FORD (A)
COVER BY YASMINE PUTRI
VARIANT COVER BY HELEN CHEN
ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
CONNECTING VARIANT COVER C BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
SPIDER-WOMEN, PART 3!
• Silk comes face-to-face with the Earth-65 Cindy Moon and her family.
• That’s not all she finds digging into S.I.L.K., and her discoveries change everything about this event!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

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SPIDER-WOMAN #6
DENNIS HOPELESS (W) • JAVIER RODRIGUEZ (A)
Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
VARIANT COVER BY JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
CONNECTING VARIANT COVER D BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
SPIDER-WOMEN, PART 4!
• Reeling from the revelations of SILK #7, Jessica Drew takes matters into her own hands, damn the consequences!
• And has Gwen found a way to get Jess and Silk home?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

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Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #7 by Ryan North, Erica Henderson and Rico Renzi

Ryan North and Eric Henderson take furry-tailed college student into a “Choose Your Own Path” style story. And for this adventure, she’s following up her defeats of Galactus, Thanos and Doctor Doom with what could be her biggest threat yet: Swarm. You know, the Spider-Man villain with all the bees.

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Empress #1 by Mark Millar, Staurt Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger and Dave McCaig.

 

 

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CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #8
NICK SPENCER (W) • PAUL RENAUD (A/C)
CIVIL WAR VARIANT COVER BY TBA
A STANDOFF tie-in!
• Captain America Unite! Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers, and Bucky Barnes team up for a heroic stand against the evil that lurks in Pleasant Hill.
• Continues the blockbuster spring Avengers event, STANDOFF!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

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NEW AVENGERS #9
AL EWING (W) • Marcus To (A)
Cover By Leinil Yu
A STANDOFF tie-in!
• Up from the depths! Thirty stories high! He salutes the flag and eats apple pie!
• Corporal Todd Ziller is the AMERICAN KAIJU – America’s ultimate weapon against renegade super-science!
• And he’s going to get the Whisperer back in custody – if he has to break Avengers Island in two!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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UNCANNY AVENGERS #8
GERRY DUGGAN (W) • RYAN STEGMAN (A/C)
CIVIL WAR VARIANT COVER BY TBA
A STANDOFF tie-in!
• It only took 8 issues, but the Uncanny Avengers have lost their minds.
• To escape a trap, one Avenger is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.
• The Wrecker returns! AND SO DOES…?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

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ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #8
MARK WAID (W) • ADAM KUBERT (A)
Cover by ALEX ROSS
CIVIL WAR VARIANT COVER BY MIKE MAYHEW
A STANDOFF tie-in!
• Trapped in Pleasant Hill, the Avengers can’t tell the heroes from the villains — and, worse, they don’t even recognize each other! How can the Avengers act like a team when they have no memory of one another?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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THE MIGHTY THOR #6

JASON AARON (W) • RAFA GARRES (A)

COVER BY RUSSELL DAUTERMAN

CIVIL WAR VARIANT COVER BY TBA

THROWBACK THOR’S DAY!

• A special tale of young Thor adventuring in the age of Vikings!

• Meanwhile, LOKI conjures up a dark and powerful new enemy: VIKING HULK

• Guest artist RAFA GARRAS brings SAVAGE NORSE ACTION because YOU DEMANDED IT!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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CAPTAIN MARVEL #4

MICHELE FAZEKAS & TARA BUTTERS (W) • KRIS ANKA (A/C)

CIVIL WAR VARIANT COVER BY TBA

• As the situation with the Eridani delegates escalates, Captain Marvel and her crew struggle to make sense of what happened on the mysterious alien craft

• But between her powers failing and Wendy’s character being called into question, Carol’s command of Alpha Flight is slowly slipping from her grasp.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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DEADPOOL #9 & 10

GERRY DUGGAN (W) • MATTEO LOLLI (A)

CoverS by MIKE ALLRED

ISSUE #9 – SECRET COMIC VARIANT COVER BY SCOTT KOBLISH

ISSUE #10 – SECRET COMIC VARIANT COVER BY SCOTT KOBLISH

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• DEADPOOL VS. SABRETOOTH, Parts II & III!

• When two unkillable men go to war, there’s bound to be collateral damage.

• But this time, Deadpool is serious about it.

• I know, I know—how can Deadpool be serious?

32 PGS. (each)/Parental Advisory …$3.99 (each)

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After Revelation and Relativity comes a grand Finale! Desperate times called for mad measures. Facing checkmate in his latest grand game of cosmic chess, Thanos took himself off the board – violently. Yet for the paramour of Death, oblivion is so often temporary. Now the Titan is back — but the galaxy has been ravaged in his absence. Annihilus, lord of the Negative Zone, is stronger than ever and harnessing the godlike power of Adam Warlock to wage genocide across the posiverse. Only a handful of heroes, and one or two villains, still stand. Will those few that remain choose between two evils and ally themselves with Thanos? They would form one of the mightiest assemblages ever witnessed. But even that may not be enough to avert the total annihilation of everything there is. And this time, the obliteration of all time and space may truly be the end. Builder and destroyer of universes Jim Starlin (Infinity Gauntlet) presents an epic conclusion to his new Infinity trilogy, featuring art by Ron Lim!

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