I haven't had any comic news, well any significant ones from Fandompost. On Twitter today, I spot this news which looks important.
Back in July it was reported that there will be a new Iron Man appearing in the comics. Riri Williams is a brilliant 15-year-old black girl who reverse engineered Tony Stark's Mark-41 Iron Man armor. Stark has visited the teenage genius and was impressed. While it's not clear what may cause Tony Stark to step down, Williams takes over the role of Iron Man in November's relaunched Invincible Iron Man #1.
It has just been revealed that despite the name of the series, Williams will not actually go by the name Iron Man. Writer Brian Michael Bendis spoke with Wired about her name and in the exclusive solicitation for the first issue on ComicVine, we now know she will go by the name Ironheart.
Riri Williams will keep Chicago as her home base. She recently enrolled at MIT (at age 15) but dropped out when she determined there wasn't anything else there for her to learn. We'll have to wait and see just how involved Tony Stark remains. We still don't know how Williams can cover the costs of maintaining an expensive suit of armor, which happens to have a built-in A.I. based on Stark's personality.
In related news, there's a another Iron Man series debuting in October. Infamous Iron Man won't feature Stark as the main character, either. Additionally, Doctor Doom has recently been helping out Stark in the current Invincible Iron Man series. It appears Doom has good intentions, but it will be difficult for the other heroes in the Marvel Universe to accept his new quest as one of the good guys.
Infamous Iron Man #1 is on sale October 19. Invincible Iron Man #1 is on sale November 9.
Credits: writer Dan Slott with artist Jim Cheung and Ron Frenz
Date: October 12th, 2016
Plot: That’s right True Believer – the Jackal is back and where he goes, the clones are sure to follow! He’s offered some of Spider-Man’s greatest villains a chance to be reunited with their lost loved ones in exchange for loyalty. Now, outmatched and outgunned, Spider-Man must take on the Rhino, the Lizard, Electro and even the returning Doctor Octopus! But they’re not the only ones returning from the grave! Who from Spider-Man’s past is also returning? Can the Amazing Spider-Man stand against a new and improved Jackal and a who’s who of his greatest villains?
Written by GERRY DUGGAN & GEOFFREY THORNE Art & Cover by PACO DIAZ
Plot: Deadly alien weapons are making their way into the hands of ordinary thugs – and Solo is going undercover to locate the source. As things heat up, Solo may just wish he had some backup! Deadpool and the Mercs for Money was just the beginning. You haven’t seen anything until you’ve met Solo. Be there for his first ongoing series when SOLO #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices on October 12th!
Plot: But when the GLA gets reinstated as permanent members of the Avengers, it’s time for them to turn it all around and restore themselves to their former super hero glory. Their mission? Cleaning up the mean streets of Detroit! That’s right – Mr. Immortal, Flatman, Doorman, Big Bertha and newcomer Good Boy are leading the charge to make Detroit a better place. But can they answer the call? Or will the Motor City prove too much for the GLA? Find out next month when GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices on October 12th!
Written by GEOFFREY THORNE Art by KHARY RANDOLPH Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Date: Oct 12, 2016
Plot: MOSAIC centers on Morris Sackett – professional basketball player and celebrity. Loved by millions, hated by his teammates. Only Morris is secretly something else – something Inhuman. Coming into contact with the transformative Terrigen Mists has given Morris spectacular new abilities. Imbued with the power to jump from person-to-person like a ghost, Morris can control the bodies and memories of those he inhabits. Only these fantastic new abilities come at a grave cost. With his own body destroyed, the one-time superstar athlete must rely on others to survive. But can he?
DOCTOR STRANGE #12 (JUL161005) Written by JASON AARON Art & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
Plot: His magic has been depleted, all but lost. Sensing him at his absolute weakest, his enemies see their greatest opportunity yet – destroy him once and for all! Baron Mordo, Dormammu, Satana, Master Pandemonium, Nightmare, Kaecilius and more are all ready to take their shot. If Doctor Strange is to survive, he’ll have to learn to defeat them without the help of his magical abilities. The rules of magic in the Marvel Universe have been reshaped. Can Doctor Strange adapt in time…or is it too late? Don’t miss out on the kickoff to the next explosive story arc when “Blood in the Aether” kicks off in DOCTOR STRANGE #12!
ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #13 (AUG160947) Written by TOM TAYLOR Art by NIK VIRELLA Cover by DAVID LOPEZ
Date: Oct. 5, 2016
Plot: Laura has fought hard to be something other than what she was programmed for. But the fight is over. The killing machine has returned, and Wolverine has blood on her hands. As her actions bring the forces of S.H.I.E.L.D. and some of her deadliest foes descending upon her, dark forces conspire to manipulate Laura for their own gains. Can the Wolverine outrun the demons from her past? Or will she be forced to give up all she’s built? The stakes have never been higher as the Wolverine faces her greatest challenge yet when ENEMY OF THE STATE II kicks off this October in ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #13!
GHOST RIDER #1 (SEP160959) Written by FELIPE SMITH Art by DANILO BEYRUTH AND TRADD MOORE Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO Variant Covers by FELIPE SMITH (SEP160960), TRADD MOORE (SEP160961), And SKOTTIE YOUNG (SEP160960) Hip-Hop Variant by FELIPE SMITH (SEP160963) Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (SEP160964) TV Photo Variant Also Available (SEP160966) Blank Variant Available (SEP160965) FOC – 11/07/16, On-Sale – 11/30/16
Got a preview of new comic book story arc, New Felipe Smith ‘Ghost Rider’ Series , I think it's a story arc. I'm not a comic book fan, just reporting on things I see for anyone interested.
Plot: A bizarre and powerful object has been unearthed in Southern California, and the mystery behind it has lead Amadeus Cho, the Totally Awesome Hulk right to Ghost Rider’s backyard! What chaos will be unleashed when this jade giant comes face-to-face with the ultimate speed demon? Plus – this oversized first issue also includes a special back-up tale from Felipe Smith and artist Tradd Moore featuring the debut of Ghost Rider’s newest nemesis! Who is Pyston Nitro, and what is her endgame?
GAMORA #1 (OCT160837) Written by NICOLE PERLMAN Art by MARCO CHECCHETTO Cover by ESAD RIBIC Variant Covers by MARCO CHECCHETTO (OCT160838) And TULA LOTAY (OCT160839) Hip-Hop Variant by ELIZABETH TORQUE (OCT160840) Teaser Variant by MIKE DEODATO (OCT160841) ICX Variant by BOBBY RUBIO (OCT160842) FOC – 11/21/16, On-Sale – 12/21/16
Plot: Once upon a time she was Thanos’ heartless pet assassin and favorite daughter. Today she is the backbone of the Guardians of the Galaxy, putting her life on the line to defend the innocent. What was it that transformed her from being used as a tool of her oppressor to a champion of the powerless? Embark on a journey of revenge, redemption and retribution, and witness how she earned her reputation as the deadliest woman in the galaxy. Don’t miss GAMORA #1 – coming to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on December 21st!
STAR-LORD #1 (OCT160830) Written by CHIP ZDARSKY Art & Cover by KRIS ANKA Variant Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY (OCT160831) Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (OCT160833) Hip-Hop Variant by BILL SIENKIEWICZ (OCT160832) ICX Variant by CHRIS STEVENS (OCT160834) Games Variant Also Available (OCT160836) Animation Variant Also Available (OCT160835) FOC – 11/21/16, On-Sale – 12/21/16
Plot: Peter Quill may have been born on Earth, but he’s been gone a long time. Ask yourself, how does one man go from soaring through the stars, guarding the galaxy – to ending up with his feet planted firmly on the ground? One thing is for certain, Earth has a new guardian. Be there for terrestrial action with out-of-this world thrills when STAR-LORD #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices on December 21st!
STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL #1 (of 5) Written by CULLEN BUNN Art by LUKE ROSS Cover by ROD REIS On Sale in February!
Plot: Bred on hate, fear, and anger. Steeped in the ways of darkness…trained to kill. Darth Maul’s time as an apprentice to Darth Sidious has long been cloaked in shadows, but at last we will reveal his tale of revenge. His master tells him to embrace his anger, but to stay hidden and bide his time. Maul has waited long enough – his patience growing ever thinner. His moment to step into the light has finally come. Prepare for a tale of unbridled rage as Darth Maul readies one of his first encounters with his mortal enemy…with the Jedi.
HAWKEYE #1 (OCT160797) Written by KELLY THOMPSON Art by LEONARDO ROMERO Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO Variant Covers by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (OCT160799) And DAVID AJA (OCT160798) Design Variant by LEONARDO ROMERO (OCT160800) Hip-Hop Variant by MARCO RUDY (OCT160801) ICX Variant by MIKE MCKONE (OCT160802) Blank Cover Also Available (OCT160803) FOC – 11/14/16, On-Sale – 12/14/16
Plot: Kate’s back on the west coast with nothing but her bow, some arrows and her P.I. badge in tow. There’s crime to fight and she’s the best archer to handle it! It’s Kate Bishop like you’ve never seen her before – in a can’t-miss new series that really hits the mark! Be there when HAWKEYE #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on December 14th!
New Marvel Comics Story Arcs (is that what you called it, I'm not a comic book fan)
Plot concept: Lately Thor has been busy trying to stop Malekith’s ongoing assault on the various Ten Realms, but far across the galaxy, another conflict is brewing and the most powerful super-army in the cosmos is preparing a surprise attack on the city of the gods. The Shi’ar Empire will lay siege to Asgardia. Their target? Thor herself! And they’ll stop at nothing to take down the Goddess of Thunder. Be there for the opening shots in a war that will ring out across the galaxy, when THE MIGHTY THOR #15 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on January 11th!
THE MIGHTY THOR #15 (NOV160764) Written by JASON AARON Art & Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN w/ MATTHEW WILSON Variant Covers by RYAN SOOK (NOV160765), ANDREA SORRENTINO (NOV160766) and MIKE DEODATO (NOV160768) Story Thus Far Variant by CHRISTIAN WARD (NOV160767)
Plot concept: Danny Rand has always straddled two worlds – Earth and the mystical realm of K’un Lun. Now, with K’un Lun in ruins, he’ll question his place in both worlds more than ever. The chi fueling his fists is wavering. Danny will push himself to his breaking point, finding fights to prove his worth. But a bigger fight than he can handle may have found him first. When he is transported to the mysterious island of Liu-Shi, he’ll come face-to-face with the fight of his life! What powers and secrets do the island and the Seven Masters protecting it possess?
IRON FIST #1 Written by ED BRISSON Art by MIKE PERKINS Cover by JEFF DEKAL
Plot concept: With all of time hanging in the balance, there’s only one man with the skills to save it. A new foe has emerged, bending time and manipulating history to his own sinister ends. Picking up a threat to the time-stream and the universe itself, Cable sets off on a high octane, history-spanning chase to save reality as we know it! From a six-gun duel at high noon to a swordfight in Feudal Japan, Cable must fight to keep history from unraveling!
CABLE #1 Written by JAMES ROBINSON Art by CARLOS PACHECO Cover by DALE KEOWN
There is news of Nick Fury getting his own comic book story arc
Plot: An all-new era for Marvel’s premier super spy begins here as Robinson and ACO bring you single-issue spy-fy adventures! Whether it’s aboard a speeding train, in the underwater city of Atlantis or even the surface of the moon – Fury gets the job done! His first mission? A trip to the beautiful French Riviera! Only this is no vacation. Amid the bright casino lights and beautiful picturesque vistas, there’s something foul at play. Let the complex dance of espionage and spy craft begin! Only, Nick Fury may have finally met his match in the form of the mysterious Frankie Noble, Agent of Hydra!
NICK FURY #1 Written by JAMES ROBINSON Art & Cover by ACO
Plot: The Marvel Universe is under siege from within! Captain America, secretly a true believer in the cause of Hydra, has turned his back on the Super Hero community. Using the trust and respect he has gained over the years he has ascended to a position where he can enacts Hydra’s ideals. The death of Jack Flag, the trial of Maria Hill, the second Civil War, the alien Chitauri Queen. All of the dominos of Captain America’s plan have been laid out – and it will take only the slightest push to set them into action!
Now, the Avengers, the Champions, the Defenders, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men and more will be tested. As Hydra’s grip tightens around the Marvel Universe, the heroes stand at the precipice of an unprecedented challenge. How will they Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted among them? The secret is out this April in SECRET EMPIRE #0!
SECRET EMPIRE #0 Written by NICK SPENCER Art by DANIEL ACUÑA Cover by MARK BROOKS
It seems Marvel will return to anime soon with a new project, both anime and manga serialization:
Marvel announced on Monday that it is creating a new television anime series titled Marvel Future Avengers. The new series will air on the BS (broadcast satellite) channel Dlife this summer, and will be intended for a young male audience.
The anime will follow Makoto, a young boy who gains superpowers due to an evil gene manipulation experiment. Makoto and other youths join the Avengers as apprentices named "Future Avengers." The anime will show Makoto and others as they train, fight villains and grow, under Avengers members Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, and Wasp.
Additionally, Teruaki Mizuno (Kyōryū Taisen Dinobout, Metallica Metalluca) is drawing a manga version that will debut in Shogakukan's Bessatsu Coro Coro Comics Special magazine's April issue, which ships on Tuesday.
Marvel has a new comic book story series called X-Men Gold after the Inhumans vs X-Men storyline which is running
Plot Concept: Kitty Pryde has returned to Earth to find the X-Men in shambles. Now, the student will become the teacher as Kitty takes the reigns to assemble a team of the brightest, the toughest and the heaviest hitters in the X-Men’s vast roster. Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Old Man Logan and Rachel Grey. They are the X-Men, and they’re here to take mutantkind into the future! Be there as they embark on their first adventure in X-MEN GOLD #1 – available wherever comics are sold on April 5th!
X-MEN GOLD #1 (FEB170777) Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM Art & Cover by ARDIAN SYAF Variant Covers by DAVID MARQUEZ (FEB170782), BILLY MARTIN (FEB170781), SKOTTIE YOUNG (FEB170783) and BOB MCLEOD (FEB170779) Hip-Hop Variant by ANDRE LEROY DAVIS (FEB170778) Corner Box Variant by LEONARD KIRK (FEB170780) Party Variant by RON LIM (DEC168886) Party Sketch Variant Also Available FOC – 03/13/17, On-Sale – 04/05/17
Plot: When Anakin Skywalker fell, both to the pull of the dark side and to the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he rose back up, more machine than man. Having lost everything that he once held dear, the one who was prophesized to bring balance to the Force instead chose a darker path. Now, in a story set directly after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, he must take his first steps into a darker world as…Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith!
Witness iconic moments in the Star Wars galaxy through the lens of one of its most famous characters! The construction of Vader’s red lightsaber, the fallout of Order 66, the beginnings of the Inquisitor program, and the rise of an Empire. Join Vader as he learns a new way. The way of Darth Sidious…the way of the dark side.
DARTH VADER #1 Written by CHARLES SOULE Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI Cover by JIM CHEUNG
ICEMAN #1 Written by SINA GRACE (APR170988) Art by ALESSANDRO VITTI Cover by KEVIN WADA
Plot: Bobby Drake has been in the Super Hero game longer than most – one of the original X-Men, a founding member of the Champions, and discovered to be an Omega-level mutant, but while reflecting on all he’s accomplished over the years, he realizes that the legacy he’s built can be so much more!
Also added to the mix, a younger version of himself has emerged from the timestream and he’s more put together than Bobby ever was: already a world-class hero in his own right, but also totally comfortable in his own skin, complete with a relationship with a handsome Inhuman to boot.
In this new ongoing series it’s time for Bobby Drake to realizes that it’s now or never, and sets out to build a life and legacy he can be proud of…and be the best ICEMAN he can be!
SECRET EMPIRE: UPRISING #1 Written by DEREK LANDY Penciled by JOSHUA CASSARA Cover by MEGHAN HETRICK Variant by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE FOC – 05/08/17, On-Sale – 05/31/17
Plot: Can Black Widow forge these champions into a new elite strike team against Hydra’s forces? Or will her time run out and send the younger heroes into the fight unprepared for what’s to come? Be here this May when the age of innocence ends and the next generation is forced to take a stand in SECRET EMPIRE: UPRISING from Derek Landy, Joshua Cassara, and Marvel Comics.
“No matter how well trained for battle the Jedi are, having to actually put those skills to use is another thing entirely. The preferred tools of the Jedi are diplomacy, harmony, education, peace. Now they find themselves leading troops on battlefields across the galaxy,” said series writer Matt Owens. “They’re going to have a lot of thoughts about this. Is this really the way to peace? Is this the position I should be taking? Is this really the path the Jedi should be walking down. Doubt is understandable, but what each individual does with that doubt is very telling of who they are and where they will end up.”
For years, the Weapon X Program has engineered the deadliest mutant killers on planet Earth, it was thought to be decommissioned. Now, the Weapon X program is deadlier than ever and under the leadership of its mysterious new director, has a new mission – exterminate all mutants! On their hit-list some of the deadliest mutants the Marvel Universe has ever known. However, the key to achieving their master plan of new mutant massacre is missing one vital target — Amadeus Cho, the Totally Awesome Hulk!
A unique entry-point that’s perfect for new fans and longtime readers alike, Immortal Iron Fists tells the tale of Pei, a young female monk from K’un-Lun and the youngest person to ever bear the mark of the Iron Fist. While Pei tackles the trials of high school, Danny Rand, the Immortal Iron Fist, faces his greatest challenge yet: training the inexperienced Pei. All the while, a growing threat appears that will take more than one pair of Iron Fists to defeat!
“Immortal Iron Fists serves as a perfect starting point for those new readers who are just discovering the world of Marvel Comics,” said Chip Mosher, comiXology’s Head of Content & Senior Director of Communications, “We’re loving working with Marvel on this line of exclusive content as part of our comiXology Originals program. Giving new and current fans the option to buy or read for free as part of our comiXology Unlimited subscription service is a huge win. We can’t wait to hear from the fans.”
Marvel and comiXology’s team-up kicks off with Immortal Iron Fists, a 6-issue bi-weekly series written by Kaare Andrews with art by Afu Chan. Immortal Iron Fists is on sale today for $2.99 on comiXology and Kindle or free to comiXology Unlimited subscribers as part of their subscription. New users to comiXology’s popular subscription service can also access Immortal Iron Fists for free as part of their 30-day free trial. Additional exclusive series will be announced soon.