The September 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 November 2023! You can find the rest of our Previews Picks for other DC Comics, Indies & Manga titles here!
SPIDER-GWEN: SMASH #1 (OF 4)
(W) MELISSA FLORES (A) ENID BALAM (CA) DAVID NAKAYAMA
TIME TO FACE THE MUSIC! The Mary Janes are off on a four-city tour as the opening act to one of Earth-65’s biggest rock bands! Gwen has promised the band that this big break will be all about the music. No web-slinging, just drums. But when a mysterious assassin targets the headliner, Gwen begins to wonder how she got this gig in the first place. Featuring new versions of some of your favorite characters!
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN (2023) #1
(W) DAN SLOTT (A/CA) MARK BAGLEY
A Superior Reckoning! SPIDER-MAN faces a NEW VILLAIN from his SUPERIOR past. As she fries New York with all the power of a living star, DOC OCK makes a life-changing discovery! MARK BAGLEY and DAN SLOTT continue their Spider-Man run with this 10th-ANNIVERSARY celebration of everything that made Spider-Man Superior.
PUNISHER (2023) #1
(W) DAVID PEPOSE (A) DAVE WACHTER (CA) ROD REIS
Frank Castle has disappeared. With all-new threats rising to claim innocent victims, criminals will need to beware of a dangerous vigilante hunting them from the shadows. Who is the new Punisher? It’s John Wick meets The Fugitive in this action-packed new saga from Ringo Award-winning writer David Pepose (SAVAGE AVENGERS) and Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated artist Dave Wachter (PLANET OF THE APES, X-MEN LEGENDS), as the Marvel Universe meets the next generation of punishment!
ULTIMATE UNIVERSE #1
(W) JONATHAN HICKMAN (A) STEFANO CASELLI (CA) BRYAN HITCH
THE SPOILS OF VICTORY! After the worlds-shaking conclusion of ULTIMATE INVASION, a new team of heroes bands together to save the future! From mastermind Jonathan Hickman and superstar artist Stefano Caselli, don’t miss out on this foundational issue for the new line of Ultimate Comics!
THUNDERBOLTS (2023) #1
(W) COLLIN KELLY & JACKSON LANZING (A) GERALDO BORGES (CA) TERRY DODSON
A REVOLUTION IS COMING! Bucky Barnes, the Revolution, just inherited a mountain of covert intel, and he has one objective: justice. Like lightning. He’s going after the establishment, the people no one else is willing or able to take down, and he’ll do whatever it takes to win. Teaming with the mysterious Contessa Valentina Allegra De Fontaine, Bucky assembles a team of black-ops heavy hitters to pursue high-profile targets like the Red Skull, Kingpin and even Doctor Doom himself. No one is safe from the Thunderbolts!
DEADPOOL: SEVEN SLAUGHTERS #1
(W/A) VARIOUS (CA) GREG CAPULLO
Seven kills in seven days! Welcome to a week in the life of Wade Wilson, the best mercenary Marvel’s ever had (just ask him)! From facing off with rival killers to top secret assassinations, DEADPOOL has a lot of work to do in this blood-soaked oversized issue full of fan-favorite creators past and future!
THANOS (2023) #1 (OF 4)
(W) CHRISTOPHER CANTWELL (A) LUCA PIZZARI (CA) LEINIL FRANCIS YU
THANOS VS. THE ILLUMINATI! The Mad Titan descends upon Earth to retrieve something he has lost. And the Illuminati must band together to stop him, because they’re the ones who hid it from him!
DAREDEVIL: BLACK ARMOR #1 (OF 4)
(W) D.G. CHICHESTER (A) NETHO DIAZ (CA) MARK BAGLEY
BACK IN BLACK! D.G. Chichester returns to Hell’s Kitchen to spin an all-new DAREDEVIL story set during his landmark run with the character! Joined now by rising star NETHO DIAZ with covers by industry legend MARK BAGLEY, this is one DAREDEVIL series you can’t afford to miss!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN GANG WAR: FIRST STRIKE #1
(W) ZEB WELLS (A) JOEY VAZQUEZ (CA) JOHN ROMITA JR.
PRELUDE TO GANG WAR! The super-crime landscape of New York has been on edge. This issue, they jump over that edge. What incites the war?! Who hired Shotgun and took out Tombstone? What, if anything, can Spider-Man do about it? Everything you need to know before GANG WAR officially kicks off next month is HERE.
WHITE WIDOW #1 (OF 4)
(W) SARAH GAILEY (A) ALESSANDRO MIRACOLO (CA) DAVID MARQUEZ
Yelena Belova returns! Superspy. Rogue agent. Shadow of the Black Widow. Yelena Belova has been many things, but striking out as a hero in her own right is new to her. Now that she’s finally free to choose her own path, who will she become? Sarah Gailey (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Eat the Rich) joins forces with Alessandro Miracolo (Obi-Wan, Yoda) for a groundbreaking new chapter in the life of one of Marvel’s most enigmatic antiheroes.
X-MEN BLUE: ORIGINS #1
(W) SI SPURRIER (A) WILTON SANTOS & MARCUS TO (CA) FRANCIS MANAPUL
THE DEFINITIVE NIGHTCRAWLER ORIGIN STORY! This is the one you can’t miss, True Believer! You think you know how the beloved blue devil came into this troubled world? You think you know the tale of his mendacious mamma Mystique? You don’t! Mother and son reunite in a mold-shattering tale that exposes secrets held for decades and redefines both characters forever.
STAR WARS: VISIONS – PEACH MOMOKO #1
(W/A) PEACH MOMOKO
PEACH MOMOKO BRINGS HER UNIQUE STORYTELLING TO A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY! CENTURIES after the death of a GREAT DARK SITH LORD, a cult has grown worshipping this SITH LORD and the DARK SIDE. ANKOK believes she is the successor to the LEGACY of THE SITH with her DARK SIDE POWERS! But is she truly in tune with THE FORCE? Or is she just exploiting the people in her village? KAKO and GEL are about to come face-to-face with the truth… even if it kills them!
SENTRY (2023) #1 (OF 4)
(W) JASON LOO (A) LUIGI ZAGARIA (CA) BEN HARVEY
WHO WILL BE THE NEW SENTRY? The Sentry is dead, but ordinary people all over the world are suddenly manifesting his powers and experiencing snippets of Bob Reynolds’ memories. Will one of them survive long enough to emerge as the new Sentry? Or will their newfound power destroy them? When Misty Knight and Jessica Jones cross paths in search of answers, they open an investigation that will change everything you think you know about the Sentry!
MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD #1 (OF 4)
(W) TOM DEFALCO (A) PAT OLLIFFE (CA) GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
AFTER NEARLY FORTY YEARS, THE MYSTERIES OF THE SECRET WARS DEEPEN! Get ready for an ALL-NEW cataclysmic battle from when SPIDER-MAN first got his ALIEN COSTUME, when a mysterious being called the BEYONDER assembled super heroes and villains from Earth to do battle on a patchwork planet. What SECRET TEST are the BEYONDERS conducting… and how will SPIDER-MAN, the HUMAN TORCH and the whole cast determine the fate of the universe?
HOWARD THE DUCK #1
(W/A) VARIOUS (CA) ED MCGUINNESS
CHIP ZDARSKY, JOE QUINONES & FRIENDS HELP HOWARD CELEBRATE HIS 50TH ANNIVERSARY IN THIS ALL-NEW ONE-SHOT! Meet Howard. He’s a hard-boiled P.I. with problems by the duckload. But a cosmic, all-seeing friend(?) known as the Peeper(!) is giving him a chance to see what his life COULD be! The joys he COULD have! All the ways his life COULD suck way less than it does now! In other words: “Whaugh If?”
Graphic Novels & Collected Editions
AVENGERS BY JED MACKAY VOL. 1: THE IMPOSSIBLE CITY TP
(W) JED MacKAY & MORE (A) VARIOUS (CA) STUART IMMONEN
The Star. The Icon. The Witch. The Construct. The God. The Engineer. The King. In a time of Tribulations, they will answer the call as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! But when the towering Terminus attacks, a new and insidious danger rears its head. One that the Avengers know all too well, and one who comes to them in the most dangerous of guises: that of a friend! Soon, the Ashen Combine, a collection of the Multiverse’s greatest monsters, descends from the Impossible City — and they destroy metropolitan areas for sport! The Avengers face the battle of their lives — and one will fall. But will the Impossible City fall with them? And what kind of doom might be unleashed upon the Earth as a consequence? Plus: Kang the Conqueror searches for the missing moment!
Collecting AVENGERS (2023) #1-6 and TIMELESS (2022) #1.
ROGUE & GAMBIT: POWER PLAY TP
(W) STEPHANIE PHILLIPS (A) CARLOS GÓMEZ (CA) STEVE MORRIS
Destiny strikes your favorite X-couple! Krakoa is on a precipice. Destiny can see what’s coming — but the precog cannot act. For that, she’ll need her adoptive daughter, Rogue. Husbands need not apply, but Gambit is determined to make the most of the mission anyway — and put some Cajun spice back into their increasingly complicated marriage! He just has to crawl out of the bar first. For months, Gambit and Rogue have been pulling apart. When Remy discovers that Rogue’s been keeping secrets, they must face their issues head-on. Or they could split up and tackle the fight solo — that sounds smart, right? But who is gathering a group of super-powered humans? And why is Manifold so important to their plans? Get ready for a thrill ride that will lay bare some of Krakoa’s biggest secrets!
Collecting ROGUE & GAMBIT (2023) #1-5.
LOKI: THE LIAR TP
(W) DAN WATTERS (A) GERMÁN PERALTA (CA) DUSTIN NGUYEN
The fate of the Marvel Universe lies in the hands of…Loki?! He may be the “benevolent” God of Stories now, but his past as the God of Lies returns to haunt him when something ancient and powerful that he once built ends up scattered across the Ten Realms! Now, setting sail on a ship made of fingernails, the Trickster must track down its fragments to stave off Ragnarok! His epic journey begins in the ruins of Nidavellir, where the relic has been crafted into a devastatingly powerful weapon! Then, on a distant planet, will Emperor Hulkling and Wiccan put aside old grudges against their former Young Avengers teammate to aid Loki’s quest? And what happens when the third shard ends up in the hands of Earth’s deadliest assassin? There’s a target on Loki’s back, and Bullseye never misses!
Collecting LOKI (2023) #1-4.
BLACK PANTHER VOL. 1: REIGN AT DUSK TP
(W) EVE L. EWING (A) CHRIS ALLEN (CA) RAHZZAH
A king without a crown! Banished from the throne, a fugitive in his own homeland, T’Challa still can’t leave Wakanda without its sworn protector. With a new costume and fresh purpose to match, the Black Panther stalks the streets and shadows of the city that bears his father’s name, Birnin T’Chaka. Some people, though, aren’t happy with the rumors that he’s in town — including the alluring thief called Beisa! Fortunately, some new allies and familiar faces will remind T’Challa that outcast or no, the Black Panther is never completely alone! But can even a warrior as brilliant and brave as T’Challa survive an encounter with Deathlok? Who is the Gray Wolf who curses Wakanda? And what can one man do when strife between the ruling crime families threatens to escalate into a full-fledged gang war?
Collecting BLACK PANTHER (2023) #1-5.
DEATH OF THE VENOMVERSE TP
(W) CULLEN BUNN, DAVID MICHELINIE & TAIGAMI (A) GERARDO SANDOVAL, JUSTIN MASON & TAIGAMI (CA) BJORN BARENDS
Kill all Venoms! After being spurned by Cletus Kasady and remaking itself in Knull’s image, the Carnage symbiote has been building up its powers, extracting unique abilities from villains all across the Marvel Universe. Now, at last, it is ready to traverse the Multiverse with one goal in mind: kill any and all Venoms! But why? And who is the Agent Venom battling across realities to stop it?! As Carnage’s savage, symbiotic rampage through realities threatens to end the Venomverse, will Agent Venom manage to recruit enough allies to even stand a chance? Or could it be that Carnage is destined to win? Plus: Legendary creator David Michelinie brings you a classic tale in the vein of VENOM: LETHAL PROTECTOR — or is there more than meets the eye? And brace yourself for Kid Venom!
Collecting DEATH OF THE VENOMVERSE #1-5.
STORM: BLOWBACK TP
(W) ANN NOCENTI (A) SID KOTIAN & GERALDO BORGES (CA) ALAN DAVIS
Ororo Munroe is just getting started! She’s been a thief, a goddess and a leader of the X-Men — and with her mutant ability to control the weather bolstered by her top-notch fighting skills, Storm is a formidable opponent like no other. But in this all-new adventure set during the fan-favorite time when she was rocking leather and a mohawk, Ororo will be tested to the limit — and beyond! As Storm tries to balance her responsibilities to the X-Men, her difficult relationship with Kitty Pryde and even a new love interest, her powers begin to create deadly weather that threatens to tear it all asunder! Lurking in the eye of the storm is the dangerous villain named Blowback — and when their mind-blowing secret is revealed, it will push Storm and the X-Men to the breaking point!
Collecting STORM (2023) #1-5.
MOON KNIGHT: BLACK, WHITE & BLOOD TP
(W/A) VARIOUS (CA) BILL SIENKIEWICZ
At last, the BLACK, WHITE & BLOOD format reaches the vigilante who was reborn to star in it! A bevy of comicdom’s finest creators put their mark on the Fist of Khonshu in stories depicted solely in stark black, white and blood-red! Meet the all-different Moon Knight of the future, and wrap your head around a tale of the mixed-up marauder in reverse! Moon Knight teams up with the ever-amazing Spider-Man for a harrowing night of adventure and seeks an odd favor from Doctor Strange! Moon Knight’s four personalities come together to debrief the events of one bizarre night, and Marc Spector’s mercenary past comes back to haunt him! A blood moon is rising!
Collecting MOON KNIGHT: BLACK, WHITE & BLOOD #1-4.
CLOBBERIN’ TIME TP
(W/A) STEVE SKROCE
Brace yourself for the most clobber-filled title on the shelves! The talented Steve Skroce teams Ben Grimm with heroes from across the Marvel Universe! It’s the Thing’s greatest adventure yet, with or without the Fantastic Four. And it begins with Ben and his incredible sparring partner, the Hulk, stranded on a distant alien world where the duo must protect an ancient people against legions of Deviant hordes — and ultimately face the wrath of a Celestial! Then, Ben teams up with Wolverine on Krakoa, and Doctor Strange crashes a Grimm family reunion. But when the Thing is banished to the bottomless pit of interstitial space between realities, the most unlikely ally of all awaits. Can Ben fight all his instincts and declare “Clobberin’ Time” alongside none other than Doctor Doom?!
Collecting CLOBBERIN’ TIME #1-5.
DOCTOR STRANGE BY MARK WAID VOL. 1 TP
(W) MARK WAID (A) VARIOUS (CA) JOE QUESADA
Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme goes intergalactic! When Stephen Strange loses his mastery of the mystic arts, Tony Stark offers a twenty-first-century solution: Search for new magic in outer space! Bizarre new spells, allies and enemies await Strange beyond the stars as he uncovers corners and secrets of the Marvel Universe never before witnessed! But he’s a little out of his element traveling the galaxy — and it shows! Before long, Strange finds himself powerless, friendless and the prisoner of a hostile civilization. Thankfully, a new companion can lend a hand when the Super-Skrull swings by, wielding the Time Stone! But what shocking surprise is waiting for Stephen back on Earth? It’s time to gear up, get serious and build a new arsenal — because Doctor Strange has become his own worst enemy!
Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE (2018) #1-11.
ULTIMATE MARVEL BY JONATHAN HICKMAN OMNIBUS HC
(W) JONATHAN HICKMAN & SAM HUMPHRIES (A) VARIOUS (CA) KAARE ANDREWS
Thrillingly modern takes on your favorite Ultimate Universe heroes, Jonathan Hickman style! Go back to the beginning to learn the origin of Thor! Ragnarok has descended – but what exactly does Baron Zemo have to do with it all? Armed and dangerous, Clint Barton is tasked with his most perilous mission yet. On the brink of obtaining a serum that will change the course of mutant history, has Hawkeye aimed too high? As the Ultimates struggle to find their place in a changed world, the country’s last line of defense may be on its last legs. Can Nick Fury pick up the pieces of his broken team? And can Tony Stark derail Reed Richards’ insane scheme to reshape the world in his image?
Collecting ULTIMATE THOR #1-4, ULTIMATE COMICS HAWKEYE #1-4, ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #1-12 and material from ULTIMATE FALLOUT #2-6.
GHOST RIDER BY JASON AARON OMNIBUS HC (NEW PTG)
(W) JASON AARON (A) ROLAND BOSCHI, TAN ENG HUAT & TONY MOORE (CA) MARC SILVESTRI
Superstar writer Jason Aaron’s searing take on the Spirit of Vengeance finds Johnny Blaze facing off against the forces of Heaven itself in an epic saga that sends Ghost Rider down a blazing new road! When the rogue angel Zadkiel tries taking over the world’s Ghost Riders — that’s right, there’s more than one! — Blaze and his flame-headed alter ego are in for the fight of their lives! Featuring the return of the other iconic Ghost Rider, Danny Ketch, in a team-up you never imagined — and a showdown that had to happen! Strap in for a tale of insanity jam-packed with new villains, old allies and the same old grindhouse action that Flamehead fans have come to know and love!
Collecting GHOST RIDER (2006) #20-35 and GHOST RIDERS: HEAVEN’S ON FIRE #1-6.
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