This is our Marvel Previews for August 2019. You can still check out our previous round-up for releases in June by clicking these words.
Here’s my look at the best of Marvel’s August titles starting with Absolute Carnage #1 (of 4) by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman. Expect a few variant covers, I think there’s 12, and speculators might want to keep an eye out for the hidden gem cover by Mark Bagely. Story-wise, Cletus Cassidy is back and looking to wipe out anyone that has ever worn a symbiote. It’s a 60-page first issue that should fly off the shelf, so get your order in quick and issue #2 follows real quick too so stay alert. Of course Venom #17 will be a crossover but there’s a whole bucket of mini-series tie ins including Absolute Carnage vs Deadpool #1 (of 3), Absolute Carnage Lethal Protectors #1 (of 3), Absolute Carnage Miles Morales #1 (of 3), and Absolute Carnage Scream #1 (of 3), to name a few.
In another part of town, X-Men retcon House Of X continues with issue #3 (of 6) and Powers Of X #2 and 3 (of 6) is also available by Hickman and Silva.
Marvel’s huge output positively storms the industry with even more mini-series and one-shots with top characters in August. Yancy Street one-shot by Gerry Duggan is 40 pages of FF fun, and Silver Surfer Prodigal Sun one-shot is by Peter David and Francesco Manna. We also get another Ghost-Spider relaunch, with a new issue #1 from Seanan McGuire, and Gwenpool gets another mini-series, 5 issues this time, by Leah Williams. There’s a Marvel Monsters one-shot because nobody demanded it and Agents Of Atlas get another 5-issue run by Greg Pak. Future Foundation gets a new run, and Power Pack (remember them?) get their own one-shot from veteran writer Louise Simonson.
The other big August news from Marvel is in the form of a 1000th issue of Marvel Comics, with a huge collection of writers and artists contributing to this celebration of all things Marvel in its 80th anniversary year. The 96-page issue has a $9.99 cover price and is in the perfect bound format. With DC having massive success with their recent 1000th issues, it was only a matter of time before Marvel got their own version out there, so look for 22 variant covers just now, and who knows if that will rise? Nostalgia tells me to look out for the hidden gem Steve Ditko cover, just beautiful. Inside there’s too much stuff to list, but honestly, everyone is on this book including Neil Gaiman, although he might fall out with them before it’s out and not finish his bit.
All the usual titles are out, including Immortal Hulk #22, and a director’s cut of the titles early issues to make sure that Marvel squeezes every last penny out of the fans.
Spider-Man #27 and #28 feature a new Sinister Syndicate, and there’s a new Spidey series set in the Gamerverse, whatever that is. Chip Zdarsky concludes Peter’s Life Story with issue #6, and Peter David writes a Spidey One Shot, Self Improvement.
In Guardians Of The Galaxy #8, poor Rocket is at death’s door, and Fantastic Four #13 boasts a Thing-Hulk fight. Daredevil #9 and #10 has a new DD in town, meanwhile, Squirrel Girl #47 starts the last storyline as it’s being canceled with issue #50. What do you mean you’ve never heard of Squirrel Girl?
My must reads are Immortal Hulk and Daredevil, and I will grab Marvel 1000, just for the heck of it.