Marvel Unlimited Back Catalog Adds Defenders, Gargoyle, and Uncanny Origins in December

Marvel has announced three more classic series getting new issues added to Marvel Unlimited in December. The best month of the year will see Defenders #138-151, Uncanny Origins #8-13, and Gargoyle #1-4 added to the collection of back issues available to read with a monthly subscription.

Defenders #138-151 features the latter part of the New Defenders in a run by Peter B. Gillis and Don Perlin published between 1984 and 1985. Oddly enough, the series’ final issue, Defenders #152, is apparently not included. Maybe it will be added later? That issue killed off half the cast while the rest (Iceman, Angel, and Beast) headed off to form X-Factor, and Candy Southern went with them (and she’d eventually die in that series, fridged by Cameron Hodge). Despite his apparent death, Gargoyle’s four-issue solo mini-series followed a few months later, by J.M. DeMatteis and Mark Badger.

Marvel Unlimited Back Catalog Adds Defenders, Gargoyle, and Uncanny Origins in December

Uncanny Origins #8-13 features art by Mark Campos for all but one issue, which is penciled by M. C. Wyman, with issues written by Bill Rosemann, Jim Alexander, Lysa Hawkins, Glenn Herdling, Len Wein, and Bob Budiansky, retelling the origins of Nightcrawler, Storm, Black Cat, Black Knight, Doctor Strange, and Daredevil.

In addition to those classic editions, the usual time-delayed new comics also hit the service in December, as listed below from the press release:

Week of 12/2

AGE OF X-MAN: X-TREMISTS #4

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #22

BLACK PANTHER #12

DAREDEVIL #6

FANTASTIC FOUR #10 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!

GIANT-MAN #2

IMMORTAL HULK #18

MAGNIFICENT MS. MARVEL #3

MAJOR X #4

MARVEL ACTION AVENGERS #5

MARVEL RISING #3

MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: CITY AT WAR #3

SPIDER-MAN & THE LEAGUE OF REALMS #2

STAR WARS #108

STAR WARS: VADER – DARK VISIONS #4

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #6

THANOS #2

THOR #13 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!

WAR OF THE REALMS: WAR SCROLLS #2

WOLVERINE: THE LONG NIGHT ADAPTATION #5 SERIES COMPLETE!

X-23 #12 SERIES COMPLETE!

X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN – X-TINCTION #1

The series that has critics and fans raving returns for its final installment! The ruination of the X-Men revisited! Re-live the now-classic storylines like Mutant Massacre and The Fall of the Mutants. With appearances by Longshot, Cable, and The Marauders! Created soup to nuts by comic book superstar Ed Piskor in the Mighty Marvel Manner!

Week of 12/9

AGE OF X-MAN: PRISONER X #4

BLACK CAT #1

The Black Cat is back and starring in her first ever ongoing series! Felicia Hardy has a taste for the finer things in life and a certain set of skills that can get her into any mansion, vault or museum to…procure said finer things. But due to her actions in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Felicia’s not only on the run from the police but also by the New York Thieves Guild and their boss ODESSA DRAKE! High-octane heists, climactic chases and twist after twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat like a cat on a perch. IN THIS ISSUE: Find out a secret from Cat’s past in a bonus story that sets a foundation for the future!

CAPTAIN MARVEL #6 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!

COSMIC GHOST RIDER DESTROYS MARVEL HISTORY #4

DEAD MAN LOGAN #8

DEADPOOL #13 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!

DOMINO: HOTSHOTS #4

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ANNUAL #1

Since the Black Order’s attack on the galaxy’s greatest defenders, the cosmos has been without its heroes. Find out what really happened to Nova, Quasar, Adam Warlock, and Darkhawk! And who better to tell this story than Cosmo, the Spacedog?

INCREDIBLE HULK: LAST CALL #1

HULK LEGENDS, PETER DAVID & DALE KEOWN REUNITE! In his twelve-year stint on THE INCREDIBLE HULK, Peter David redefined the Green Goliath for generations of fans and creators. Artist Dale Keown drew some of that run’s most beloved and influential issues. Now the pair return to their incredible collaboration for a special oversized one-shot issue! Bruce Banner is tired of being the Hulk. Heck, he’s tired of being. But just when he’s about to lose all hope, a miracle occurs: a fight worthy of the Incredible Hulk.

MARVEL ACTION SPIDER-MAN #5

MARVEL TEAM-UP #3

MEET THE SKRULLS #5 SERIES COMPLETE!

OLD MAN QUILL #6

SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER #9

STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION – LUKE SKYWALKER #1

THE FIRST TEMPTATION OF LUKE SKYWALKER! After learning the true identity of his father, LUKE continues his training and prepares for the inevitable showdown, determined never to follow the path of VADER. But when a rebel general’s mistakes lead to disaster and Luke must seize command, the DARK SIDE tempts him as never before. Featuring the eerie influence of THE EMPEROR!

TONY STARK: IRON MAN #12 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!

UNCANNY X-MEN #19

WAR OF THE REALMS #5

WAR OF THE REALMS: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #4

WAR OF THE REALMS: NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #3

Week of 12/16

AGE OF X-MAN: APOCALYPSE & THE X-TRACTS #4

AGE OF X-MAN: THE MARVELOUS X-MEN #5 SERIES COMPLETE!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #23

ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #10 SERIES COMPLETE!

CHAMPIONS #6 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #7

GIANT-MAN #3 SERIES COMPLETE!

IMMORTAL HULK #19

INVADERS #6

IRONHEART #7

MAJOR X #5

SILVER SURFER: BLACK #1

Spinning out of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1, almost the entire galaxy’s defenders have been blown through a black hole, including the Silver Surfer! But the story doesn’t end there… In order to fight back the oblivion, Surfer will have to fight to save his own soul and not lose himself to the void. Follow the Sentinel of the Spaceways on a journey that will change him forever! From superstars Donny Cates (VENOM, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) and Tradd Moore (ALL-NEW GHOST RIDER, VENOM)!

SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY #4

STAR WARS: VADER – DARK VISIONS #5 SERIES COMPLETE!

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #7 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!

SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #3

THE PUNISHER #12

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #45 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!

VENOM #15 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!

X-FORCE #9

Week of 12/23

AGE OF X-MAN: NEXTGEN #5 SERIES COMPLETE!

AGE OF X-MAN: THE AMAZING NIGHTCRAWLER #5 SERIES COMPLETE!

CAPTAIN AMERICA #11

CAPTAIN MARVEL #7 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!

DAREDEVIL #7

DEADPOOL #14 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6

HOWARD THE DUCK #1 FACSIMILE EDITION

He’s a refugee from Duckworld, trapped in a world he never made! He’s Howard the…Barbarian?! That’s right — sword in hand, Howard the Duck is storming the castle of Pro-Rata, would-be Chief Accountant of the Universe! Can Howard survive a run-in with Pro-Rata’s Cosmic Calculator, save the imprisoned Beverly Switzler and avoid becoming dragon food? Find out in the astonishing first issue of the solo series that established Howard the Duck as the satirical smash hit of the ’70s! Waugh! It’s one of the all-time-great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting HOWARD THE DUCK (1976) #1.

MARVELS ANNOTATED #4 SERIES COMPLETE!

MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: CITY AT WAR #4

MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #7

SHURI #9

SPIDER-MAN & THE LEAGUE OF REALMS #3 SERIES COMPLETE!

STAR WARS #67

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #33

STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER #3

THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP #9

TONY STARK: IRON MAN #13 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!

UNCANNY X-MEN #20

WAR OF THE REALMS: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #5 SERIES COMPLETE!

WAR OF THE REALMS: WAR SCROLLS #3 SERIES COMPLETE!

WOLVERINE: INFINITY WATCH #5 SERIES COMPLETE!

X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN – X-TINCTION #2 SERIES COMPLETE!

Week of 12/30

AGE OF X-MAN: X-TREMISTS #5 SERIES COMPLETE!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24

AVENGERS #20 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!

BLACK PANTHER #13

DOCTOR STRANGE #15

FANTASTIC FOUR #11

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #8

MAGNIFICENT MS. MARVEL #4

MAJOR X #6

MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #6

MARVEL RISING #4

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #44

MR. AND MRS. X #12 SERIES COMPLETE!

RUNAWAYS #22

SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1

FEATURING SPIDER-HAM! When Spider-Gwen’s dimension-hopping web-watch falls into the wrong hands, it’s up to everyone’s favorite wisecracking web-slinger, the wily waddler known as SPIDER-HAM, to save the day! From the same creative minds that brought you INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE and Spider-Gwen creator JASON LATOUR, you won’t want to miss this interdimensional epic!

SPIDER-MAN: REPTILIAN RAGE #1

PETER PARKER’s got a real shot – a chance for a spot in a competitive Empire State University program as a high school student. Nothing’s going to keep him from his goal…unless the old Parker luck strikes again! And a crime boss’s interference with an experiment of DR. CURT CONNORS threatens to do just that, as an unexpected run-in heralds the return of the deadly LIZARD! But if SPIDER-MAN is going to save the day, does that mean Peter Parker will have to sacrifice his future? A tale of great power and the cost of responsibility in the mighty Marvel manner!

STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION – DARTH VADER #1

YOUR HUMBLE SERVANT VADER! DARTH VADER may be the most feared man in the galaxy. But to the proud Grand Moffs of THE EMPIRE, he’s just the Emperor’s apprentice – below them in the hierarchy. But what fury burns in the heart of a SITH with such overwhelming rage when a mere Moff dares command him? And at what point does Darth Vader show them his true power?

STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE #3

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #8 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!

THANOS #3

THOR #14 WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!

WAR OF THE REALMS #6 EVENT FINALE!

WAR OF THE REALMS: NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #4 SERIES COMPLETE!

WAR OF THE REALMS: THE PUNISHER #3

WAR OF THE REALMS: UNCANNY X-MEN #3

WOLVERINE: EXIT WOUNDS #1

WOLVERINE LEGENDS, CHRIS CLAREMONT, LARRY HAMA & SAM KEITH REUNITE! He goes by many names… Patch…Weapon X…Logan…but most just call him THE WOLVERINE. Join Marvel’s greatest storytellers for three brand-new untold tales of the X-Men’s deadliest member. Blood, broads, and blades… you asked for it, bub!

About Jude Terror

A prophecy says that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero will come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events.

Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.

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