Frankensteining Marvel June 2017 Solicitations – Defenders, Venom, Spectacular Spider-Men And Secret Empires

Posted by March 20, 2017 50 Comments

Stitching together information Marvel Comics has let loose regarding their June solicitations for 2017…

DEFENDERS #1 by Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez and Justin Ponsor

Head back down to Earth and the mean streets of Hell’s Kitchen as the blockbuster creative team that brought you Civil War II, Invincible Iron Man and Ultimate Spider-Man bring you their next explosive epic in…THE DEFENDERS! Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist as they go head-to-head with the new criminal element in the Marvel Universe. What new player is running things in the underworld?

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As Bleeding Cool reported, Venom will be the first Marvel Comics title to retain its legacy numbering as part of Make Mine Marvel. Venom #151 (Variant cover by Francesco Mattina)

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SECRET EMPIRE: BRAVE NEW WORLD #1

Written by Paul Allor, Jeremy Whitley, Nick Kocher. Art by Brian Level, Diego Olortegui, Will Robson. Cover by Paulo Siqueira

SECRET EMPIRE: BRAVE NEW WORLD #2

Written by Paul Allor, Fabian Nicieza, Rodney Barnes. Art by Brian Level, Tana Ford, Juan M. Frigeri. Cover by Paulo Siqueira

Due to the manipulations of the Red Skull, Captain America now leads the Hydra charge against the entire Marvel Universe and under this new regime, Earth’s protectors are forced to come to grips with the revelation that one of their very own is now their greatest enemy. An essential companion series, SECRET EMPIRE: BRAVE NEW WORLD expands on a world under the boot of Hydra and how Marvel heroes, from every corner of the globe, must band together against Captain America—including his oldest allies, THE INVADERS!

This July, SECRET EMPIRE: BRAVE NEW WORLD sounds the call to the larger Marvel Universe as it encounters its darkest days and gathers an army of creative talent to tell the tales of how some of Marvel’s heroes – The Invaders, Blade, Gwenpool, and the ALL-NEW PATRIOT, stand united against Captain America and Hydra.

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SECRET EMPIRE: UNITED #1

Written by JIM ZUB. Penciled by ARIO ANINDITO. Cover by RYAN STEGMAN. Variant by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

While the country cowers in obedient fear of the oligarchy of Hydra’s High Council, Steve Rogers revels in the peace he’s finally brought to his planet. But when a contingent of mutants, led by Emma Frost, stokes the fires of rebellion in New Tian, the mutant-controlled territory of the United States, Steve’s leadership is called into question. So the supreme leader takes to the frontlines to face down those who would dare oppose beginning with the White Queen herself!

An integral installment in the Secret Empire saga, SECRET EMPIRE: UNITED shines a sinister light on Steve Rogers as his conquest for totalitarian control comes true to fruition. Can the White Queen’s rag-tag team of X-MEN stand up against the might of Hydra or will the bend the knee to Captain America? Find out this July from Jim Zub, Ario Anindito, and Marvel Comics.

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SECRET EMPIRE: UNDERGROUND #1 by Jeremy Whitley, Eric Koda.

A vital chapter to the heroes of the Marvel Universe confronting Steve Rogers and the oncoming hordes of Hydra in the Secret Empire saga, SECRET EMPIRE: UNDERGROUND  also enlists Hercules, Ant-Man, Iron Man, and Quicksilver for a covert mission that strikes at the very foundation of Hydra’s grasp around the world. Can Mockingbird and her team find the cracks in Hydra’s hold to bring it all crumbling down? Or will their plan cause Hydra to grow back even stronger than before?

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SECRET EMPIRE: UPRISING by Derek Landy and J. Cassara

An integral installment in the Secret Empire saga, SECRET EMPIRE: UPRISING enlists the younger heroes of the Marvel Universe – Miles Morales, a.k.a. Spider-Man, Ironheart, Wasp, Amadeus Cho, Falcon, and more, for a dark-ops mission no one – not even the heroes themselves –are prepared for. Can Black Widow forge these champions into a new elite strike force against Hydra’s forces? Or will her time run out and send the younger heroes into the fight unprepared for what’s to come?

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Generations #1 (CA Alex Ross)

Once upon a time, a skinny kid from New York City picked up a shield and charged into battle… a prodigal son lifted a sacred hammer and proved himself worthy… and an arrogant genius forged an armor that would harness his true potential. And together, they became Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Today, that heroic legacy lives on in the next generation of heroes – and it will be put to the test as the Marvel Universe’s greatest champions unite and charge headlong into tomorrow!

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Edge Of Venomverse #1 (CA Mattina)

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PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1
Written by CHIP ZDARSKY
Art & Cover by ADAM KUBERT

This summer, the one-and-only Spider-Man returns to his friendly neighborhood! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN, the new ongoing series from superstar writer Chip Zdarsky (Star-Lord, Howard the Duck) and legendary artist Adam Kubert (Avengers, X-Men)! A companion to the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man series, these two blockbuster creators are taking Peter Parker back-to-basics in a new series bursting at the seams with heart, humor and over-the-top action!

He’s a webslinging, wallcrawling wonder. He’s the world’s greatest super hero. He’s the unluckiest guy on the planet. He’s Spider-Man! Following his globetrotting adventures, it’s big heroics in the Big Apple as Peter Parker returns to the city that never sleeps! Be there as he swings between giant skyscrapers, squares off against his iconic rogues gallery and still manages to be late for that date he had planned!

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Darth Vader #1 and #2 by Charles Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli

Following the events of Revenge of the Sith, who is Darth Vader? The Jedi Order is gone, his wife is gone, and, as far as he knows, their one unborn child with her. He has embraced the dark side and suffered for it, now half-machine and trapped in armor that keeps him alive and hides his charred body. Yet he is a Sith Lord, and his master rules the galaxy. So who is he really, what does he want, and what does he do next?

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WEAPONS OF MUTANT DESTRUCTION: ALPHA
Written by GREG PAK Art by MAHMUD ASRAR Cover by SKAN

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Weapons of Mutant Destruction Chapter 2!

For years, the Weapon X Program engineered the most dangerous mutant machines on planet Earth. That is, until they mysteriously vanished. Until today! The Weapon X program has been reopened, more deadly and dangerous than ever before. Under the leadership of its mysterious new director, the Weapon X program has moved beyond their old ways and has a new mission – exterminate all mutants! The key to their master plan? Amadeus Cho, the Totally Awesome Hulk! But why? And what is the sinister secret of Weapon X’s mysterious new “Batch-H” experiment?

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OLD MAN LOGAN #25

Written by ED BRISSON Art & Cover by MIKE DEODATO

Nobody has pushed Wolverine to the limit quite like the Incredible Hulk. With the Maestro possessing all of the Hulk’s brawns and all of Banner’s brains, will Old Man Logan face the same brink? Plus, the Maestro is bringing some friends! Recruiting the Hulk Gang from Old Man Logan’s hellish alternate future, does Logan even stand half a chance?

With his life turned upside down by an army of rampaging Hulks, can Logan prove once and for all that he’s the best there is at what he does?

Champions #9 (Cover variant by Helen Chen)

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Invincible Iron Man #8 (Cover variant by Marco Checchetto)

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