The January issue of Marvel Comics Previews has arrived! Here is our breakdown of the new comics series to jump on, plus what collected editions are arriving from March 2023! You can find the rest of our Previews Picks for other DC Comics, Indies & Manga titles here!
IT'S JEFF #1
JEFF THE LANDSHARK STARS IN HIS OWN FIN-TASTIC COMIC!
Since his very first appearance, Jeff the Land Shark has flooded our hearts like an adorable tidal wave! Now the ingenious, the extraordinary, the unbearably innocent Jeff embarks on his own adventures across the Marvel Universe! You thought it was safe doing laundry or going for a leisurely swim in the pool… but no activity can protect against Jeff’s cuteness! Collecting the hit Infinity Comics series from the Marvel Unlimited app, this one-shot features a brand-new cover and tail… we mean tale!
DOCTOR STRANGE #1
CHANGE YOUR REALITY!
Stephen Strange is back! Reunited with Clea and Wong, it’s back to business as usual for the Sorcerer Supreme. Have your children fallen into a deep nightmarish slumber? Are demonic refugees invading your home? Is your husband possessed by a satanic entity? Then call Doctor Strange! Join Jed MacKay (MOON KNIGHT, BLACK CAT) and Pasqual Ferry (NAMOR: CONQUERED SHORES, SPIDER-MAN: SPIDER’S SHADOW, THOR) as they begin a new chapter in the life of the Master of the Mystic Arts!
COSMIC GHOST RIDER #1
In a far-flung corner of deep space, Frank Castle has eked out a quiet existence, his days as Cosmic Ghost Rider finally behind him. But across the universe, a vicious bounty hunter is leaving a trail of bodies in his wake and his name is… Cosmic Ghost Rider?! When Frank’s peaceful existence is shattered, he must suit up once more and face his most savage enemy yet… himself! Be there for the start of a sprawling space adventure with shocking twists and turns in the saga of Cosmic Ghost Rider!
ROGUE & GAMBIT #1 (OF 5)
DESTINY STRIKES YOUR FAVORITE X-MEN DUO!
Krakoa is on a precipice. Destiny alone can see what’s coming, but the precog cannot act. For that, she’ll need her adoptive daughter, Rogue. Husbands need not apply… but with mutant duties stealing Rogue away so much these days, Gambit is determined to make the most of the mission and put some Cajun spice back into their increasingly complicated love affair. He just has to make it out of the bar first. Powerhouse writer Stephanie Phillips (Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Millie the Spy) joins fan-favorite artist Carlos Gómez (X-Terminators, Amazing Spider-Man) for a thrill ride that’ll lay bare some of Krakoa’s biggest secrets!
WOMEN OF MARVEL #1
HEAR THEM ROAR!
Marvel’s fiercest heroines take the spotlight in an all-new Women of Marvel one-shot! Get in now for a preview of the women creators taking Marvel Comics by storm! Power Rangers scribe Melissa Flores sends America Chavez on a pulse-punching adventure! She-Hulk steers straight into the gutters, and she loves it! Silk spins a wild web through New York City! All this and more as Women of Marvel celebrates more than ten years of uplifting the characters and creators you know and love – and the ones you’re about to.
FEAR IS REBORN!
On a planet far from Earth, eight strangers find themselves in a deadly game. But this time, the Predators aren’t the only ones on the hunt. Someone has the Yautja in their sites – and they’ve been searching for this game preserve for a long time.
Ed Brisson and Netho Diaz kicks off an explosive new series that will turn everything you thought you knew about Predators on its head!
THE X-CELLENT #1 (OF 5)
YOUR FAVORITE CELIBRITY SUPERVILLAINS ARE BACK!
Zeitgeist is still on a mission to achieve social media godhood, no matter who he has to kill! But the spotlight won’t be big enough when the next generation of the X-Statix drop in! Join Peter Milligan and Michael Allred for the final half of their mutant celebrity saga!
I AM IRON MAN #1 (OF 5)
Beneath the red and gold armor is a hopeless romantic, a genius inventor, a war hero, a billionaire, an Avenger, a person, TONY STARK.
Dynamic Duo Murewa Ayodele and Dotun Akande (MOON KNIGHT: BLACK, WHITE & BLOOD, IRON MAN #25 and AVENGERS UNLIMITED) unite again to journey through the rich history of IRON MAN, telling stories never seen before that are set in iconic eras of ol’ Shellhead. No better way to celebrate Iron Man’s 60TH ANNIVERSARY than getting to watch him be the Earth’s mightiest hero who we love so much. Kaiju battles under the sea, alien invasions in the desert, a rescue mission in outer space, all that and more are to be expected in this new series – ideal for readers new to Iron Man and longstanding fans of the Golden Avenger.
X-23: DEADLY REGENESIS #1 (OF 5)
ASSASSIN OR X-MAN? THE DEADLY DAYS OF X-23!
LAURA KINNEY, A.K.A. X-23, was cloned from LOGAN and trained by the Facility to be a deadly assassin. Even as she tries to put that life behind her, forces will try to drag her back – and she’ll fight them tooth and claw!
Beset by NEW ENEMIES – as well as OLD FAVORITES! – and set during X-23’s days as a member of X-MEN and X-FORCE, when she walked away from the island of UTOPIA to find where she truly belongs, join us for an ALL-NEW story in the fan-favorite saga of Laura Kinney!
SPIDER-GWEN: SHADOW CLONES #1 (OF 5)
GHOST-SPIDER’S LIFE TURNS UPSIDE DOWN!
Ghost-Spider comes face-to-face with some of the deadliest Spider-Man villains, including Doc Ock, Sandman, Vulture and more! But wait… Why do they all look like… Gwen?! Writer EMILY KIM (SILK) and artist KEI ZAMA (AVENGERS MECH STRIKE) take Gwen down a twisted path as she must stop whoever is cloning her into infamous Marvel villains!
HALLOWS' EVE #1 (OF 5)
Spinning out of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Hallows’ Eve gets her own series!
Janine Godby’s world has been blown up several times in her life, but this time. she has a bag of super-powered masks and a chip on her shoulder. She’s on the run from the police, but there’s someone else after her too. Don’t miss this breakout character break even bigger!
HELLCAT #1 (OF 5)
Leaping from the pages of CHRISTOPHER CANTWELL’S IRON MAN run, Hellcat is back!
Patsy is back on the west coast, living in a demon house haunted by the ghost of her mother! When someone close to Patsy’s inner circle is murdered, Hellcat becomes the prime suspect! Now Patsy must prove her innocence and evade both the police and the supernatural Sleepwalkers. To add to the perils she faces, her demonic ex Daimon Hellstrom shows up and that’s never a good thing. A supernatural, superhero murder mystery!
CLOBBERIN' TIME #1 (OF 5)
It’s the most clobber-filled title in the Marvel line, brought to you by the talented Steve Skroce, as Ben Grimm teams up with heroes from across the Marvel Universe!
It’s the Thing’s greatest adventure yet, with or without the Fantastic Four. In this issue, the Hulk and Ben are stranded on a distant, ancient, alien world, where the duo must protect an ancient people against legions of Deviant hordes and ultimately face the wrath of a Celestial.
AVENGERS BEYOND #1 (OF 5)
Someone has been manipulating the Avengers for the past several months, altering the very fabric of reality in an attempt to prepare the planet for a threat that could destroy everything.
Here, now, this unseen individual is to be dragged, kicking and screaming, from the shadows and into the light – and is revealed as the Beyonder! Something big is coming to the Marvel Universe…
SPIDER-MAN: UNFORGIVEN #1 (ONE-SHOT)
SPIDER-MAN GETS THE FRIGHT, AND FIGHT, OF HIS LIFE!
RAIZO KODO and the clanless vampires of the FORGIVEN scour the underworld for the most dangerous ghouls and creatures known to man. But when former Sorceress Supreme SALOMÉ returns with a devastatingly devious plan, these moral monsters might run into more trouble than they bargained for… And mixed up in the middle of it all is the one and only AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!
Graphic Novels & Collected Editions
DARK WEB TP
The worlds of Spider-Man and the X-Men collide! Marvel’s two most famous and famously wronged clones — Chasm (Ben Reilly) and the Goblin Queen (Madelyne Pryor) — are back, they’ve had enough of being second best and they’re going to claim what’s rightfully theirs! The sun is setting, and it’s going to be a long night for Spidey and the X-Men. But what role does the volatile Venom play in the clones’ vengeful plot? And what will become of the young hero Ms. Marvel when she ends up trapped in Limbo?! The dark web that Madelyne and Ben will spin over Manhattan is going to change the NYC skyline forever!
Collecting DARK WEB #1, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2022) #15-18, VENOM (2021) #14-15, DARK WEB: X-MEN #1-3, DARK WEB: MS. MARVEL #1-2 and DARK WEB FINALE #1.
MIDNIGHT SUNS TP
Rise of the Midnight Suns! A dark prophecy and apocalyptic new villains with horrifying powers the likes of which Earth has never faced before, ordains a specialist team to form… and tear @#$% up! Standing in the way of the coming storm are Magik, Wolverine, Blade, Spirit Rider and Nico Minoru! But what does the terrible threat they face have to do with the Sorcerer Supreme’s past? And why is Strange Academy student Zoe Laveau number one on their list? Now, the Suns must undertake the darkest and most horrifying journey imaginable to secure aid from one of the most ancient and dangerous beings in all of existence. But what terrible secret is the sorceress Agatha Harkness hiding? It’s time for the dark side of the Marvel Universe to shine! Featuring Clea, Wong, Doctor Doom and more!
Collecting MIDNIGHT SUNS #1-5.
DOCTOR STRANGE: FALL SUNRISE TREASURY EDITION TP
Brace yourself for a Doctor Strange story like you’ve never seen! From the uncanny mind of Tradd Moore (SILVER SURFER: BLACK), the Master of the Mystic Arts stars in one of his most mind-bending adventures — now wilder than ever on the oversized pages of a Treasury Edition! Doctor Strange awakens alone in a distant world not his own. Lost of purpose and surrounded by danger, the wandering sorcerer must explore this land of blades and mystery to unravel arcane secrets and escape the deadly horrors that lie in wait! Strange is pulled in every direction by powerful figures while millions of lives rest in the balance — including his own! Who can he trust? Can this world’s deadly ritual be stopped? Or is the answer simply… blood? Heaven help us, it must be blood!
Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE: FALL SUNRISE #1-4.
NAMOR THE SUB-MARINER: CONQUERED SHORES TP
A century into the future, not much land remains on Earth. A combination of a worsening climate and a devastating war with the Kree has left the plant’s surface mostly inhospitable, with an ever-dwindling population of air-breathers and a profound lack of super heroes to protect them. Enter Namor, the Sub-Mariner, who is no longer King of Atlantis but ruler of the entire world! He may only have few friends left — but does Jim Hammond, the original 1940s Human Torch, yet live? Could Hammond hold the key to the salvation of Earth’s human refugees? King Namor seeks to find out. Accompanied by Luke Cage, the Sub-Mariner sets off across what little devastated surface of Earth remains, following traces of his oldest adversary-turned-fellow Invader — and looking for answers to save his adopted subjects!
Collecting NAMOR THE SUB-MARINER: CONQUERED SHORES #1-5.
The Black Panther is no longer welcome in Wakanda! What is this proud nation without its king? Prepare to find out as five different fan-favorite Wakandan characters grab the spotlight! First up: Shuri proves there’s a reason she too once wielded the power of the Black Panther! Then, M’Baku shows his worth as regent of the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda when an old foe threatens to destroy its future! Erik Killmonger stars in a haunting story of his early days under the thumb of Ulysses Klaw! New hero Tosin must step up and defend his nation when the Abomination attacks! And how far will Okoye go to protect her country? Plus: The “History of the Black Panthers” provides, for the first time anywhere, a definitive overview of every Wakandan who has ever held the mantle!
Collecting WAKANDA #1-5.
SHANG-CHI AND THE TEN RINGS TP
The true origin of the Ten Rings! Shang-Chi has gained possession of some of the most powerful weapons in the universe, but so much concentrated energy has not gone unnoticed. Every bounty hunter, assassin and evil syndicate in the Marvel Universe is coming to take the Rings from him! Bad timing for Shang-Chi’s old flame, Leiko Wu, to show up with a mission to rescue their old spy ally, Clive Reston. Can Shang-Chi save his friend while protecting the Ten Rings at the same time? Don’t count on it! The responsibility and the truth about his deadly weapons may be too much for him to bear as the stage is set for the fight of Shang-Chi’s life! The Game of Rings is afoot!
Collecting SHANG-CHI AND THE TEN RINGS #1-6 and SHANG-CHI: MASTER OF THE TEN RINGS #1.
Enter the Grindhouse of X! When Jubilee and Boom-Boom agree to take Dazzler out for a night on the town to console her after her nasty breakup, they have no idea they’re about to be kidnapped and put into elaborate death traps for their efforts! What are three young women with the power to blow things up to do? Find a fourth who is not afraid of a little blood, sweat and carnage! Laura Kinney, the Wolverine, completes the quartet of deadly X-Women fighting for their lives — and more important, fighting for vengeance on the @#$%^&*!! dead man who did this to them! But just when you thought the night couldn’t get any more bonkers, would you believe: vampires?! Time to make these bloodsuckers regret they ever crossed paths with the X-Terminators!
Collecting X-TERMINATORS (2022) #1-5.
ALL-OUT AVENGERS: TEACHABLE MOMENTS TP
Strap in for an all-new, all-adrenaline adventure that starts in the middle and races to the finish! An alien attack — a city warped — and Captain Marvel looking to the Avengers with murderous intent! Then, the Avengers are in chains, and their only hope lies with their greatest hero: Doctor Doom?! An army of Red Skulls threatens to overwhelm them, a cadre of bloodthirsty killers will hunt them, and even Spider-Man is out to get them! But who’s behind this madness, altering the very fabric of reality over and over again? Something big is coming to the Marvel Universe! Take a deep breath before you open this book — because once you dive in, you won’t be allowed up for air! The Avengers assemble for all-out action!
Collecting ALL-OUT AVENGERS #1-5 and material from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2022: SPIDER-MAN/VENOM.
PREDATOR BY ED BRISSON VOL. 1: DAY OF THE HUNTER TP
Hunt. Kill. Repeat. In the near future, a young girl sees her family slaughtered by the deadliest and most feared hunter in the universe: a Predator. Years later, though her ship is barely holding together and food is running short, Theta won’t stop stalking the spaceways until the Yautja monster who killed her family is dead – or she is. And when she crash-lands on a tundra planet, her odds of surviving are looking slim! Her only hope is to trek through the wilds to the nearest outpost. But the cold isn’t the only thing she has to worry about: A Predator watches in the shadows, ready to strike! Ed Brisson (IRON FIST, GHOST RIDER) and Kev Walker (DR. STRANGE, DOCTOR APHRA) forge a violent, heartbreaking and unforgettable new chapter in the PREDATOR saga not to be missed!
Collecting PREDATOR (2022) #1-6.
SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER MODERN ERA EPIC COLLECTION: EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE TP
On Earth-65, the radioactive spider didn’t bite Peter Parker — it bit Gwen Stacy! Now, Gwen fights crime as Spider-Woman — just don’t tell her father, the police chief! In the wake of SPIDER-VERSE, Gwen splits her time between school, heroism and playing in her band, the Mary Janes, while dodging NYPD lieutenant Frank Castle! But what really happened the night her world’s Peter Parker died, and how does it connect to a new reptilian rampage? Gwen’s troubles pile up as her world’s Osborns debut and she finds herself on S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most wanted list! Can a team-up between Gwen, Silk and Jessica Drew — the Spider-Woman of the prime Marvel Universe — help Gwen learn lessons about power and responsibility?
Collecting EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE (2014) #2, SPIDER-GWEN (2015A) #1-5, SPIDER-GWEN (2015B) #1-8, SPIDER-WOMEN ALPHA, SILK (2015B) #7-8, SPIDER-WOMAN (2015) #6-7 and SPIDER-WOMEN OMEGA.
COSMIC GHOST RIDER BY DONNY CATES TP
Thanos’ newest enforcer is Marvel’s most outrageous breakout character! Millennia ago he was Frank Castle, the Punisher. A deal with the devil made him the Ghost Rider. An alliance with Galactus made him cosmic. And a bargain with Thanos made him…dead?! Don’t worry, Cosmic Ghost Rider has a time-travel plan for revenge — but can even Frank kill baby Thanos?! Plus: As cosmic war rages and a new hunt for Thanos begins, will Cosmic Ghost Rider answer the call and join the Guardians of the Galaxy?! Presenting all of Donny Cates’ flaming-hot tales of the far-out future Frank Castle!
Collecting THANOS (2016) #13-18; COSMIC GHOST RIDER (2018) #1-5; GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2019) #1-6; and material from REVENGE OF THE COSMIC GHOST RIDER #1, THANOS ANNUAL (2018) #1, THANOS LEGACY and WOLVERINE: BLACK, WHITE & BLOOD #3.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY BY AL EWING TP
Al Ewing brings his cosmic brand of storytelling to the Guardians of the Galaxy! Once, they were a team of misfits. Now they’re a family, and they’ve earned their peace. But the universe is not a peaceful place — and it’s only getting worse. Someone has to guard the galaxy. And for their first mission, the Guardians of the Galaxy must grapple with the vengeful gods of Olympus! Then, when the political map of the galaxy is radically redrawn, can the team handle a little peaceful diplomacy? Meanwhile, everyone thinks Peter Quill is dead — but instead, he journeys through a mythic world on the other side of reality! Knull and his symbiote dragons wreak havoc! And an expanded Guardians team faces the mystic threat of the Last Annihilation, but what is Doctor Doom doing with them?! Plus: When an old flame swims back into Rocket’s life, it spells big trouble for the little furball.
Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2020) #1-18, ROCKET #1-6 and material from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ANNUAL (2021) #1.
SPIDER-MAN: BRAND NEW DAY OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC
The most celebrated era in modern Spider-history, featuring a rotating who’s who of comic book talents! Peter Parker puts the past behind him and sets forth on a status quo swing shift like no other — with new friends, new foes and some familiar faces. And Peter’s life has never been crazier! If major changes at the Daily Bugle and the livestreaming foe Screwball weren’t bad enough, the rampage of the furious Freak will have Spidey calling for help from his Avengers teammates and an all-new adventurer! Plus: “The Other Spider-Man!” Kraven’s First Hunt! Norman Osborn as the face of law and order?! The dazzling debut of Jackpot! Spidey meets a president! And much more!
Collecting FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2007 (SPIDER-MAN), AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) #546-583, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL (2008) #1, SECRET INVASION: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1-3, PRESIDENTS’ DAY CELEBRATION DIGITAL COMIC, SPIDER-MAN: FEAR ITSELF ONE-SHOT (2009), AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: EXTRA! #2, SPIDER-MAN: SWING SHIFT DIRECTOR’S CUT ONE-SHOT and material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: EXTRA! #1.
CAPTAIN AMERICA BY TA-NEHISI COATES OMNIBUS HC
Acclaimed BLACK PANTHER scribe Ta-Nehisi Coates takes on the Sentinel of Liberty! For more than seventy years, Captain America has stood in stalwart defense of his country. But in the aftermath of Hydra’s brief takeover of the nation, Cap is a figure of controversy — carrying a tarnished shield — and a new enemy is rising! As Steve Rogers takes on the manipulative Power Elite, will he end up as Captain of Nothing? Or does the living legend still have some allies in his corner? Framed for a crime he didn’t commit, Steve is forced underground — but he’s about to come out fighting! However, even as Captain America returns, so too does his greatest enemy. Can Steve marshal his forces in time to face the reborn Red Skull?
Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA (2018) #1-30 and material from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 (AVENGERS/CAPTAIN AMERICA).
MARVEL MULTIVERSE ROLE-PLAYING GAME: THE CATACLYSM OF KANG HC
Kang the Conqueror crosses the Multiverse to find the greatest weapon in any reality, and only your Super Heroes can stop him! Written by d616 System co-creator and New York Times Best Seller Matt Forbeck (The Marvel Encyclopedia, Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeonology) and packed with illustrations by Marvel’s incredible army of artists, THE CATACLYSM OF KANG features a series of six linked adventures, one for each Rank of characters, 1 through 6. Play through with a new team each time, or form a campaign that takes players from street-level heroes to cosmic champions! The book also includes dozens of brand-new character profiles for use in your game. Your adventures in the Marvel Multiverse start now! Features six new adventures for the Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game, one for each of the six Ranks of power in the game. The six adventures form a full campaign that heroes can play through from their origin stories all the way up to the Power Cosmic. Over the course of the linked adventures, the heroes uncover Kang the Conqueror’s most ambitious scheme ever and must risk everything to find a way to put a stop to it! Contains dozens of new character profiles for use with the game, including both heroes and villains. Players can use the profiles of the provided heroes in each adventure, or they can use their own original creations.
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