Former Iron Man and occasional Iron Patriot James "Rhodey" Rhodes returns as War Machine in Invincible Iron Man #6. Artist Mike Deodato joins series writer Brian Michael Bendis for this second Invincible Iron Man storyline, The War Machines, which finds Tony Stark investigating corruption within his own company, with the always loyal War Machine by his side.
Marvel promises that this story will also reveal "the first big clues" that will lead to Civil War II later this year.
The fourth of five planned Marvel Collector Corps subscription boxes arrived this week, and this time Funko's diverted attention away from the goodie-two-shoes of the Marvel U for once. The Villains box is the first to arrive with such a broad theme, but even though Marvel's got a steady stream of movies and events constantly happening, Funko was eventually going to have to step outside the existing comfort zone created in the Collector Corps.
While the Ant-Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron boxes were nice, there's a lot more to Marvel than just its movie brands. The last box, which was inspired by the Secret Wars comic and event, was a promising glimpse into the future that Villains maintains, even if it doesn't exceed expectations. The broad vision for the Villains box may just have been its undoing, as there is strong variation in this box, but it's a lack of laser-focus leaves it ending up a mixed bag.
Well, this is weird. Mary Jane Watson, model, nightclub owner, and ex-wife of Peter Parker (it's a fact, you gotta deal with it) is making a transfer to the Iron Man supporting cast in the fourth issue of Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez's Invincible Iron Man this December. Marvel made the announcement on its website today, declaring that she will take on a new, "unexpected" role.
We've covered the X-Men, and the Avengers teams. Now we're into potentially the biggest group, the Avengers solo titles, which includes some heroes getting their own ongoing books for the first time. In fact, this group is so sprawling, we've held a couple of characters who are technically Avengers for a later post. Everyone is an Avenger now. Jonathan Hickman made it unwieldy. So here are just eight of the infinite solo Avengers titles.
The New York Daily News revealed on Sunday that Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli will launch a new ongoing Marvel series starring Miles Morales in the wake of Secret Wars — with the twist that this will be the first series starring Miles to be set in the main Marvel Universe rather than the Ultimate Universe. (Two major universes entered Secret Wars; one will leave.)
While previous Miles Morales titles bore the names Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man and Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man, this book will unsurprisingly forego the now defunct 'Ultimate' branding. More surprisingly, it won't pick up a new adjective in its place. The new Miles Morales title is simply called Spider-Man.
Following its earlier Founders Program offerings, Gazillion's back for another round of premium packs as the countdown to the still vague spring launch of its Marvel Heroes MMO continues. In honor of the May 3 release of Iron Man 3, the latest MH premium packs focus on Tony Stark's comic book and movie armors...
It's an auspicious but decidedly bittersweet day for fans of writers Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction and Jonathan Hickman, all of whose most popular Marvel Comics series come to a close with today's final issues of Captain America, Invincible Iron Man and FF...
Continuing the slow roll-out of creators and titles for its Marvel NOW! relaunch, Marvel today teased a new "invincible" project for the Uncanny X-Men pairing of Kieron Gillen and Greg Land. Tony Stark, are you ready for a new team...
This week has seen the relaunch of the Valiant universe with the release of the first issue of X-O Manowar by writer Robert Venditti (The Surrogates) and artist Cary Nord (Conan the Barbarian). Coming in the months ahead are new incarnations of other Valiant properties Bloodshot, Harbinger and Archer & Armstrong from a roster of talent that includes writers Fred Van Lente, Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczynski and artists Clayton Henry, Manuel Garcia and Khari Evans.
Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.
* Arms and armor
^ Crusty Bunkers
% The world before us
* % 3 STORY: SECRET FILES OF THE GIANT MAN
This is the ramp-up for the Era of Matt Kindt Doing a Whole Lot: a saddle-stitched collection of three brief sequels (which originally appeared online) to his 2009 graphic novel about a giant secret agent...
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