The new stage of the Fantastic Four drawn by Iban Coello arrives at Panini Comics among the March novelties
The prestigious screenwriter Ryan North (Slaughterhouse Five) joins the spectacular cartoonist Iban Coello (The Dark Ages) to approach The First Family from a close perspective and, at the same time, faithful to the original concept of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
When the series starts, we will find each member of the group scattered in different places, living stories that captivate from the first page and that drink from classic science fiction, as John Byrne did at the time, in adventures reminiscent of the Star original Trek or the mythical television series The Twilight Zone. All this is escorted by prodigious covers by Alex Ross that are capable of taking your breath away. If there’s ever been a time to return to THE FANTASTIC 4 in recent years, it’s undoubtedly this.
March also brings another long-awaited return, that of MASACRE with its open series. The Merc with a Mouth reopens business, in a new journey that will link him back to The Mutant Franchise, as it was in the origins. Alyssa Wong (Iron Fist) and Martín Cóccolo (“Thor Vs. Hulk: War Flag”) take over the reins of the character, in a new collection in which, in addition to a lot of humor, we will find a lot, a lot of blood .
In magical fields, we point out the start of STRANGE ACADEMY: FINAL EXAMS, a miniseries made up of three double issues, in which Skottie Young and Humberto Ramos will decide the future of magic in the Marvel Universe. This collection is among Marvel’s most curated, with a host of new characters that represent the next generation of magic within The House of Ideas…as long as they manage to survive their toughest test yet!
Stages that open, but also stages that close. That of Christopher Cantwell and Ángel Unzueta in IRON MAN comes to an end, in a number that corresponds to Iron Man #650 USA of the Legacy numbering. The writer says goodbye to Iron Man with a question on the table: Should there be an Iron Man? The comic is completed with several commemorative stories, including the one that represents the return of none other than Kurt Busiek to the character he wrote in the late 1990s.
In MARVEL LIBRARY, a new series is incorporated, none other than DOCTOR STRANGE. Created by Steve Ditko at the height of the Marvel Era of Comics, the character would reach the highest levels of sophistication and transcendence throughout an unrepeatable stage, perhaps at the level of the one developed by Ditko in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, only much less known. In this first volume, you will meet the Sorcerer Supreme and his early adventures, as well as many of his pivotal characters, such as The Ancient One, Baron Mordo, Wong, Nightmare, Dormammu, and Clea.
Two essentials in MARVEL MUST-HAVE, which give an idea of what the publisher has been throughout the 21st century. On the one hand, the highly anticipated reissue of NEXTWAVE: AGENTS OF HATE, an incredible madness by Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen, originally released in the days of Civil War and that dared to defy all the rules you can imagine. This comic probably couldn’t be done again today, so our recommendation is that you don’t miss it. And also this month and in this format, Jonathan Hickman’s modern SECRET WARS, the saga with which he concluded his historic stage in THE AVENGERS and reconfigured the Marvel Universe, with Esad Ribic drawing.
MARVEL DELUXE, by the way, brings us MARVEL 2 IN ONE, by Chip Zdarsky with Jim Cheung and Valerio Schiti among others, in which the search for The Fantastic 4 began in order to bring them back, after their disappearance as a result of these Secret Wars .
But if there is a classic that we would like to recommend to you this month, that is, without a doubt, the first volume of POWER PACK: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, with which we open a new editorial line dedicated to recovering, in volumes around 400 pages, stages and cult collections, from the eighties to the present, never before published or that were long ago.
In the case of POWER PACK, it is a classic that in fact has never had its own collection in our country, an injustice that we are now trying to remedy. It tells the adventures of four siblings with superpowers, Alex, Julie, Jack and Katie Power, who would end up crossing paths with a good part of the other heroes of the Marvel Universe, such as Spiderman, Cloak and Dagger, Nightcrawler, Kitty Pryde, Wolverine, Beta Ray Bill. , The Warriors Three and many more. Writes Louise Simonson, the author of The New Mutants and X-Factor, alongside artist June Brigman, in what was one of Marvel’s first all-female team series.
Leaving Marvel, another comic not to be missed is THE SWORD OF ICE, a European classic from the Disney line that returns no less than four decades after it began publication, in an edition that has it all. On the one hand, the original saga, originally appearing in DON MIKI and never compiled, although very popular among readers. It is a heroic fantasy story, in which Mickey and Goofy travel through the lands of Argaar along with Yor, Boz and many other characters, fighting against the Prince of Mists.
In addition to that, the sequels that appeared in the following years are also included, to conclude with the new installments, published in Italy in the first months of
this same year. This is the first complete compilation ever to appear worldwide!
In the American independent, we point out a lot of novelties of maximum interest: THE KING OF SPIES is the new by Mark Millar, with Matteo Scalera in the drawing and with a groundbreaking approach: What happens when the best secret agent in the world has only six left? months of life?
ECHOLAND transports us to a future that history has forgotten, where a reckless thief holds the key to a strange and dark past. This is a gigantic comic in every way, including the format, orchestrated by JH Williams (Batwoman).
HAVE YOU HEARD WHAT EDDIE GEIN DID? It marks the return of Eric Powell, winner of five Eisners, who tells the story of Ed Gein, one of the most deranged murderers in American history and who inspired movies like Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Silence of the Lambs. And in terms of manga, a flurry of releases: the full-lengths of THE MOUSE IN THE CORNER WHO DREAMED OF CHEESE and DUR-AN-KI accompany the arrival of EDEN, EVOL, CUPID IN LOVE and the new edition of PLEASE SAVE MY EARTH.
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