Marvel Previews for March and April 2019.
There’s another huge crossover coming. I would start saving now, Marvel fans, as 2019 looks set to be another interesting year for Marvel comics, and despite event fatigue being a real thing, (it is, I have it) Marvel are throwing everything up in the air, and hoping for the best.
Look out for War Of The Realms by Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Mathew Wilson in April. Arthur Adams is on the cover artwork (I love Adams covers) and as the event unfolds, look for a rather cluttered poster and comic book box to help part you from your hard earned cash. Dark Elf Malekith is gunning for Midgard, and Earth’s mightiest heroes are standing in the way. Cue lots of mystical sci-fi action.
Now if that’s not enough, there’s another Avengers series out: No Road Home, a 10-issue run by Al Ewing, Mark Waid and Jim Zub, and you can grab issues 4, 5 and 6 in March, as it’s a weekly book with the Avengers trying to bring back light to the Marvel Universe. Good luck with that. After the relaunch of Conan, this looks set to be the title that will tie your favorite barbarian into the Marvel universe, so speculators out there should try and grab a copy of What If #13 from 1978: trust me, prices will rise.
Meanwhile, Spider-Man is getting another miniseries. This 6-issue run by Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley is titled Life Story and the book explores what would happen if Peter Parker lived in real time, so issue one starts in 1962 and we will chronologically follow Pete through the decades. An interesting premise, might be worth a look; Issue #1 is a 40-page book and is part of Marvel’s 80th-year celebration.
Speaking of mini-series’, look out for a 5 issue mini-series called Meet The Skrulls. Written by Robbie Thompson, and looks like a family sit-com, except with Skrulls.
In another part of town, Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History is out in March. A 6-part story with Cosmic GR stuck in the past and coming to the conclusion that arriving at the birth of the Fantastic Four is too good an opportunity to pass up.
In X-Men land, look out for the Age Of X-Man event, with so many titles I lost interest trying to navigate around them. However just in case anyone is still interested, you can see the story unfold in 5-issue series The Marvelous X-Men and 5-issue series Prisoner X, five issues of Nextgen, five issues of Apocalypse and the X-Tracts, five issues of The Amazing Nightcrawler and five issues of X-Tremists. One day Marvel will run out of “X” puns for comic titles, and that will be that.
If you are looking for my tip for Marvel books to check out in March, aim for The Immortal Hulk issues #14 and #15 by Al Ewing. His Swamp Thing-like take on the character has been slowly building an audience, and it has been a horror sci-fi mash-up that may have slipped under your radar. If you never owned a copy of Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross’ Marvels, you could do worse than pick up a 25th Anniversary edition of the series, that includes all the notes and annotations from the creators. Issue one is out February with new covers and lots of extra pages for the $7.99 cover price.