We’ve spent a day rummaging round Marvel Comics listings on Amazon to get ideas of what their plans may be for late 2018. And here are a few more — to coincide with the new Exiles series, some big collections of the previous one from almost 20 years ago, some classic West Coast Avengers (and a title worth reviving), and Alan Davis‘s Clandestine is back in print. We also have a collection of all manner of Blade comics that suggests a revival is back on the cards, it’s time for Iron Man 2020 again as we get closer to 2020, Killraven joins the Masterworks program and how they are collecting Infinity Countdown.
The original alternate-reality dimensionhoppers! Led by Blink, the fan-favorite character from the Age of Apocalypse, the Exiles were each plucked from different times and dimensions, brought together to fix the kinks in the chains of the Multiverse! Meet Nocturne, daughter of Nightcrawler and Scarlet Witch! Magnus, son of Magneto and Rogue! Thunderbird, transformed by Apocalypse into a powerhouse! Mimic, one of his planet’s greatest champions! And the shape-changing Morph! Together, they must travel from world to world, striving to put right the timelines – or risk seeing those realities blink out of existence! But not everyone will survive their first mission! Who will live to visit far-out places from a Skrull-conquered Earth to Mojoworld, and take on threats including Phoenix, the Hulk, Sentinels and Galactus? And what uncanny versions of your favorite heroes will join the Exiles?
COLLECTING: EXILES (2001) 1-19
Earth’s Mightiest Heroes go west! When Vision creates a second squad, Hawkeye grabs the first quinjet to California to lead the West Coast Avengers! And the “Whackos” assemble as Hawkeye is joined by his new bride Mockingbird, Wonder Man, Tigra and an Iron Man or two! But will local vigilante the Shroud join the team? How about Firebird, Hank “Ant-Man” Pym, or the ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Thing?! The West Coasters quickly make their own enemies -including the Blank, Graviton, Master Pandemonium and a villainous Goliath! Plus, Tigra is targeted by Kraven the Hunter! Wonder Man battles Sandman! And Vision and Scarlet Witch lend a hand against the Grim Reaper and Ultron!
COLLECTING: VOL. 1: WEST COAST AVENGERS (1984) 1-4, IRON MAN ANNUAL 7, AVENGERS (1963) 250, WEST COAST AVENGERS (1985) 1-7, VISION AND THE SCARLET WITCH (1985) 1-2, WONDER MAN (1986) 1
Alan Davis’ freaky family returns! They’ve existed for centuries, hidden among mankind – a mysterious bloodline of nearly immortal superhumans, eternal and apart. But now, the ClanDestine are threatened with exposure -and with the cat out of the bag, who or what will come calling at the family’s Ravenscroft doorway? As Rory and Pandora try their hand at heroics, and Dominic undertakes a crosstime caper alongside Excalibur and clashes with the Inhumans, Doctor Strange and the Fantastic Four learn the truth behind the years-old death of the evil Vincent Destine. But when Vincent’s spirit returns, roping in Daredevil and Wolverine as part of his scheme to live again, will the Clan be able to ensure that their rogue sibling dies again?
COLLECTING: CLANDESTINE (2008) 1-5, FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL 33, DAREDEVIL ANNUAL (2012) 1, WOLVERINE ANNUAL (2012) 1
The mountain giants are on the march! Surtur has broken free! Odin sleeps while Loki claims the throne of Asgard! In short, all Ragnarok is about to break loose! When the dust settles, Loki’s spells lead to a body-swap between the God of Thunder and his mischievous half-brother. With art by Jack Kirby and Neal Adams, it’s an embarrassment of riches! Then, John Buscema steps up to carry the hammer in an equally epic artistic run. Together with Stan Lee, he’ll pit Thor against Doctor Doom, unleash the power of Infi nity, combat Hela in the realm of the dead, set father against son, stage the wedding of Loki and Lady Sif and team up Thor and the Silver Surfer!
COLLECTING: VOL. 5: THOR (1966) 175-194
It is the year 2018. The Martian invasion of Earth has left our world shattered and its population enslaved. Into this post-apocalyptic nightmare comes Killraven, a man obsessed with his mission – to free Earth! Don McGregor and P. Craig Russell took on Killraven’s quest, and together they crafted some of the most compelling and nuanced comic-art masterpieces of the era. Their hero and his band of Freemen rebels strive, grow, battle and love with a humanity that’s as touching as it is exciting. And now, the complete Killraven sci-fi action opus is collected in this incomparable Marvel Masterworks – beautifully restored and featuring an amazing selection of behind-the-scenes material!
COLLECTING: AMAZING ADVENTURES (1970) 18-39, MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL (1982) 7
The Infinity Stones. Individually, they grant their wielders great power. Together, they grant the power of a god. Once thought lost, the Infinity Stones have re-formed and are scattered throughout the universe…and as their locations are discovered, forces converge for a battle that will set the universe down a dark path…to the end! As the ultimate race for power begins, the universe’s greatest heroes and villains vie for possession of the Power Stone – somehow grown to the size of a building! The Chitauri are in on the action, as are the Raptors, Novas and the Guardians of the Galaxy! But when Adam Warlock enters the fray, his next move will set the stage for cosmic chaos to come! The universe-shaking event of 2018 is here!
COLLECTING: INFINITY COUNTDOWN PRIME 1, INFINITY COUNTDOWN 1-5, INFINITY COUNTDOWN: ADAM WARLOCK 1
Adam Warlock returns! In a world on the brink, humanity’s time is running out. But deep in the jungles of South America, a solution is being forged – one that will bring about a grand new utopia for planet Earth. And that solution is…Him! Created in the depths of “The Beehive,” Adam Warlock is the final solution to the madness of mortals – but can this artificial man become a god? And if he can, will he be benevolent…or vengeful? Prepare yourself for the Second Coming of Adam Warlock, as the golden gladiator lays his judgment upon the world!
COLLECTING: WARLOCK (2004) 1-4
The stunning sequel to AVENGERS ARENA! When a group of traumatized teen heroes – including Runaways Nico and Chase – infi ltrate the Masters of Evil, who will break bad? Damaged by their experience in Arcade’s Murderworld, these conflicted young superhumans decide to pose as villains, planning to bring the Avengers’ rivals down from within. But the longer the teens spend undercover, the more they descend into darkness – and as they start to build relationships with these multilayered criminals, the line between good and evil blurs! What will happen fi rst: joining the Masters for real – or being exposed and killed by Baron Zemo? Will they survive encounters with Madame Masque, Mystique and Sabretooth, and a reunion with Arcade? And what happens when S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers attack?
COLLECTING: AVENGERS UNDERCOVER #1-10
Blade is back-and he’s slashing his way through all kinds of bloodsuckers! Deacon Frost has taken over the New Orleans Mafia, and Blade won’t stand for that. When vampiric Sun-Walkers emerge, Spider-Man must lend a hand…and Hannibal King and Brother Voodoo join the battle as Dracula’s reign as Lord of Vampires takes a dangerous turn! Then, a vampiric mafi a Don’s daughter seeks vengeance – and Blade is her weapon! And Daywalker meets Living Vampire when a case brings Blade and Morbius together! But how does the covert branch of S.H.I.E.L.D. named Silvereye plan to deal with creatures of the night – and where does our favorite vampire hunter fit in?
COLLECTING: BLADE: CRESCENT CITY BLUES; MARVEL TEAM-UP (1997) 7; BLADE: SINS OF THE FATHER; BLADE (1998) 1-3; GAMBIT (1999) 4; PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN (1999) 7-8; BLADE (1999) 1/2, 1-6
Quasar takes on Maelstrom in the fight of his life! As Protector of the Universe, Wendell Vaughn takes his job seriously, but he’s only human -and his cosmic mentor Eon has long warned of a looming threat that will destroy all that is. Can Quasar possibly prepare himself for the mind-bending battle to come? Meanwhile, Captain Atlas and Doctor Minerva want Quasar’s quantum bands, and they’re not the only ones. And when the extradimensional Squadron Supreme fi nds themselves stranded on Earth, Quasar must aid them in a galactic conflict between the Stranger and the Overmind! Plus, Wendell’s new employee is hiding a dangerous secret! When Maelstrom strikes, Quasar is thrown into a perilous journey beyond life and death – from Infinity to Oblivion and more. Can he emerge a new man and stop a cosmos in collision?
COLLECTING: QUASAR 10-25
The armor is familiar, but the man inside isn’t who you’d expect! He’s Arno Stark, the cold and hard-hitting Iron Man of the future – and Tony Stark’s descendant has quite a legacy to live up to. Catch all the futuristic action as Arno battles Spider-Man and Blizzard in a time-traveling adventure to stop a nuclear terrorist; faces Machine Man at the behest of Tony’s old foe Sunset Bain; and clashes with the original Death’s Head, industrial saboteur Wellington Marcus and the high-flying Commodore Q! Can Arno overcome his foes – and himself – to become the hero he’s modeled himself after?
COLLECTING: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL (1964) 20, MACHINE MAN (1984) 1-4, DEATH’S HEAD 10, IRON MAN 2020 1, ASTONISHING TALES: IRON MAN 2020 (DIGITAL) 1-6, MATERIAL FROM WHAT IF? (1989) 53
The events of the Infinity Countdown are felt across the Marvel Universe! Carol Danvers holds the Reality Stone – and with it meets the Captain Marvels of many worlds! Daredevil battles to keep Hell’s Kitchen safe from the influence of the Mind Stone! And NYPD cop Chris Powell protects and serves in space as Darkhawk – the galaxy’s best line of defense against the Fraternity of Raptors! All this plus…Black Widow! Don’t miss this blockbuster tie-in to the most explosive Marvel event of 2018!
COLLECTING: INFINITY COUNTDOWN: BLACK WIDOW, INFINITY COUNTDOWN: CAPTAIN MARVEL, INFINITY COUNTDOWN: DAREDEVIL, INFINITY COUNTDOWN: DARKHAWK 1-4
Bringing back Marvels.