What You Might Have Missed In Marvel’s April 2017 Solicitations
Every month, comic publishers release their solicitation announcements to provide information to readers and retailers on comics that are coming out in three months’ time, but there’s so much information dropped at once that a lot can slip through the cracks.
This month in Marvel's April solicitations, some long lost character make big leading role returns, Marvel gambles big on the success of its latest event, and Jubilee goes to the mall.
Kasper Cole was a character introduced by Christopher Priest and Dan Fraga in 2002, first as a replacement Black Panther and later as an incarnation of the White Tiger. After leading The Crew, Kasper's been missing in action for the better part of fifteen years, and it seems his story may be wrapping up for good if the solict text is anything to go by. The Marvel Universe already has two White Tigers in Angela Del Toro and Ava Ayala; can it handle three?
So far, the new Venom series has shown a new character in possession of the symbiote, but judging by the cover for April's issue and the solicit text reading "Nuff Said!" it seems Eddie Brock may be stepping back into the role. Eddie's not been Venom since Mark Millar and Terry Dodson's run on Marvel Knights Spider-Man in 2004, but superhero comics are a cyclical beast, and it was only matter of time before Eddie and the symbiote were reunited.
Quentin Quire became something of a pet character for Jason Aaron during his run on Wolverine and the X-Men, but no-one quite managed to utilize the character as well since his departure from the series. So instead, Aaron's bringing Kid Omega with him to the pages of The Mighty Thor! With Asgard at war with the Shi'Ar, a potential future Phoenix Force wielder might be key to turning the tables, but everyone knows Quentin Quire is only ever on one side... his own.
There are certain developments in superhero comic books that we here at ComicsAlliance like to keep an eye out for, and stories involving Jubilee and the mall are one such development. There's no big return for a beloved character here; it just looks like another really good issue of Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat, and we wanted to let you know that it involves Jubilee going to the mall, and as the title of the article says, you might have missed that.
Monsters Unleashed #1 came out last week, and apparently it's already so popular and Marvel have such faith in it as the next big franchise that as soon as the event ends in March, it's rolling right into April as an ongoing series. It's a big ask for retailers and fans alike to decide whether this is something they want to buy into when they don't even know what it is yet, but Marvel does seem to really be pushing these monsters in 2017, so expect to see more of them throughout the years.