We do enjoy a jigsaw puzzle, here at Bleeding Cool Towers. And right now that means piecing together Marvel Comics solicitations a few hours before they are officially released, from what has been put out there so far….
Let’s see what we have…
WEB OF VENOM: VE’NAM #1
DONNY CATES (W) • JUANAN RAMIREZ (A)
COVER BY Ryan Stegman
SPINNING OUT OF THE PAGES OF VENOM!
As the United States of America struggled through the Vietnam War, Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. needed a secret weapon – and when an ancient creature was discovered at an archaeological dig site, he was sure he’d found it. In reality, the discovery was an ancestor of the Klyntar symbiotes…and would become a waking nightmare for a platoon of American soldiers!
VENOM: FIRST HOST #1 (of 5)
MIKE COSTA (W) • MARK BAGLEY (A/C)
MIKE COSTA AND MARK BAGLEY REUNITE FOR A VENOM STORY UNLIKE ANY OTHER!
Before the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN…before VENOM… There was the FIRST HOST. And that First Host has returned in need of Venom’s help – only by reuniting can the two avert cosmic ruin! Can Eddie and the symbiote trust one another long enough to save the galaxy, or will the FIRST HOST prove to be Venom’s undoing?!
FANTASTIC FOUR #1
Dan Slott Sara Pichelli
FOUR HEROES. ONE TEAM. THEY’RE BACK.
Reed, Sue, Ben, Johnny: welcome home.
After a spacefaring foray into the unknown, Marvel’s First Family returns this August with FANTASTIC FOUR #1.
WEST COAST AVENGERS #1
Kelly Thompson and Stefano Caselli
HAWKEYE (KATE BISHOP). HAWKEYE (CLINT BARTON). A guy named FUSE. Never have they ever been called “the big three” of…anything. And now here they are, reunited for, okay, well, it’s only the second time ever. Thank god they also brought AMERICA CHAVEZ, GWENPOOL and KID OMEGA. Wait. What? That’s right, it’s the new West Coast Avengers, son. And you better hope they can figure out how to save the world because BIG things are headed for the West Coast.
EXTERMINATION #1, August 15th
EXTERMINATION #2, on August 29th
Ed Brisson and Pepe Larraz
CABLE AND DEADPOOL ANNUAL #1
Written by DAVID F. WALKER
Art by PACO DIAZ & OTHERS
Cover by CHRIS STEVENS
On Sale 8/15/18
Deadpool’s got a new job…and to get it done, he’ll need to call in help from his old pal, Cable! This summer, CABLE AND DEADPOOL ANNUAL #1 will bring the two heroes back together in a brand new story from David F. Walker and Paco Diaz, featuring a host of stellar artists who will bring readers a dose of history’s favorite duo!
When Deadpool is hired to track a woman through time, he assumes it’s your standard, run-of-the-mill rescue mission. But time-hopping villains are no joke, and nothing is ever simple when the Merc With A Mouth is involved! Enter Cable – the only chance Deadpool has of completing his mission without destroying the timestream…or the entire Marvel Universe!
Infinity Wars #1
By Gerry Duggan (W)
By Mike Deodato Jr. (A)
By Frank Martin (C)
Matthew Rosenberg and Riccardo Burchielli
YOU CAN TAKE THE PUNISHER OUT OF THE WAR MACHINE…
Punisher no longer has the War Machine armor, but he retained his newly-acquired taste for big game, and he’s hungry for more. However, the paths to such perilous pursuits are fraught with dangers bigger than any Frank has faced before, and this lone wolf could use otherworldly help on his way up to the world stage. MATTHEW ROSENBERG continues pushing the boundaries of the Punisher, and now joined by acclaimed artist RICCARDO BURCHIELLI (DMZ, NORTHLANDERS), this is the book Punisher fans will be talking about for years to come!
WAKANDA FOREVER: AVENGERS
by Nnedi Okorafor
And Fantastic Four variant covers reveal the following expected titles – and the unexpected Hunt for Wolverine: Dead Ends…
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4
ASTONISHING X-MEN #14
CAPTAIN AMERICA #2
DOCTOR STRANGE #4
FANTASTIC FOUR #1
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: DEAD ENDS #1
IMMORTAL HULK #4
MARVEL 2-IN-ONE #9
THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #2
TONY STARK: IRON MAN #3
WEAPON H #6
X-MEN: RED #7
Have we missed any so far?