Frank Tieri is writing/co-writing Thunderbolts #159, WTF.
Cap Corps actually looks good though:
CAPTAIN AMERICA CORPS #1 (of 5)
Written by ROGER STERN
Penciled by PHILIPPE BRIONES
Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
A mysterious Cosmic Entity has recruited five brave patriots for the ultimate commando mission. Their names are legend: The U.S. Agent, American Dream, Commander A, Captain America, and … Captain America?! But what threat is so grave that two Captain Americas are needed? Who will lead the team? Can even these mighty heroes save our nation — and the world — in time? And what is the AmeriCommand? New York Times best-selling author Roger Stern (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) joins forces with artist Phillipe Briones (AMERICAN SON) to provide the answers!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
That 15 Love tennis comic from the Jemas era is finally being published.
And Marvel Universe vs. Wolverine starts, but Parlov isn't the artist:
VS. WOLVERINE #1 (of 4)
Written by Jonathan Maberry
Penciled by Laurence Campbell
Cover by Michael kaluta
Last year The Marvel Universe vs the Punisher showed you the ruins of our world. Now witness the fall. NY Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry reveals the dark and terrible events that take us from the outbreak of a deadly plague to the beginning of the last war for planet earth. A dreadful disease begins transforming everyone –human and superhuman—into savage, nearly mindless cannibal predators. Who will protect humanity? Who will make a stand against the endless slaughter? Who has the courage to make the hardest of hard choices? One word: SNIKT!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99
Herc is fighting a kraken in the subway system
This is wonderful!
Also, Planet Red Hulk? Yes please!
Batman Inc is a line-wide change. Captain America Corps is an alternate universe miniseries.
Why is no other site putting the solicits up yet....
Ah, okay, didn't realize it was an alternate universe dealie. I mean, still, kind of, but I see your point.
These aren't anywhere.
Then again, Marvel Solicits are on Tuesdays sometimes, right?
Probably be up for real tomorrow
My favorite was a Skottie Young one with a little kid protecting his friend from a bully with a trash can lid painted like Cap's shield.
Really? Because his Cap run, at least to me, was the best Cap run.
I... really wish I wasn't right about to go to sleep before seeing that.
Ghost Rider 0.1? Really, Marvel? A first issue isn't a good enough jumping on point?
edit: on the TPB side, Dan Jurgens Cap run starts to get collected, and a Thunderstrike TPB shows up.
and oh hey look who is on the cover of Fear Itself 3, the issue that Fraction said would be the big shocking one
on the bright side:
Herc looks like it will be blending the urban vigilante motif with mythological villains which is fantastic
It looks like the Frank Tieri on Thunderbolts thing is just for a special multi-story issue, which is a relief.
Planet Red Hulk? Yessssssssssss
Amazing Spider-Man is using both Anti-Venom and Mister Negative, both of which are great characters.
Someone's gonna die - could it be anyone besides Bucky? Remember in the Avengers when they said they felt bad for what was coming for him...
So yeah, bullshit.
I've been waiting four years for that. A bit disappointed that the extras are going to be in their own separate edition, likely priced higher, however.
Interesting concepts in that one, badly implemented. But I have it in floppies and haven't read it in years - I think that hardcover would look nice on my bookshelf.
Sorry Zeb Wells, but I just do not want to read that.
I haven't been reading Carnage (even though it has some great looking covers) but how the hell do they explain Cassidy being alive? Sentry tore him in half in outer space and threw him in the sun. I know it's comics, so anything is possible, but I want to hear this one. And more importantly, will the same explanation let them bring back Ares soon?
Also pfft of course Anya gets repowered in the Spider-Girl finale. Of course.
It looks like all the extra back matter from the singles is being collected in the book:
EDIT: And it looks like I was reading the wrong solicitation. How the hell is the companion book 600 pages when the main book is only 296?
I don't like Djurdjevic's newer style.
Lots of Fear Itself stuff.
So many x-books and trades.
Just another month for Marvel, I guess. Anything that should be standing out? There's a lot of stuff I hope to be able to read in trade eventually, but man so much I'll never be able to afford it.
That Ka-Zar mini looks interesting but Paul Jenkins, just don't trust that guy's skills anymore.
Egad. How on Earth did I not connect those two?
The pencillers for the Iron Age issues did good work on Ms. Marvel. But geez ... I don't know. I like these ad hoc team ideas, but the execution usually fall flat.
I did read it, I just don't understand why him getting knocked out in the psychic plane in the ending suddenly gave him a physical body again. They said repeatedly that he was just drifting psychic energy.
They have explained it, in fact.
He came back with a robotic lower torso.
Yes, I'm serious.
Really hope Ares doesn't come back the same way.
I'm surprised how relieved and genuinely excited I was to see he was still alive in the last issue of Carnage.
I'd chalk that up to the fact we're not in the 90s anymore and theres a pretty good chance guys like Dan Slott and Zeb Wells can learn from those mistakes and actually move this character forward into a more entertaining psychopath.
If Rick Remender can make Jack O'Lantern seem kind of awesome, I'm willing to believe anything is possible at this point.
"great job taking my scariest bad guy, pulling him from Space and locking him in a sweatshop, he's coming by to say thanks."
-Spider-Man in Carnage #3
If Jim Shooter hadn't been a fucking asshat, Roger Stern and John Byrne would have written/drawn the definitive CAPTAIN AMERICA run. But he was an asshat, so they only spent 7 issues on the book (all great stories - #247-#255).
Stern also wrote the hell out of the AVENGERS title back in the day.