MIGHTY MARVEL MARCH(ing) SOCIETY1 of 12
March 2019 will bring a new X-Men line-up, mysterious new villains, and answers to longstanding questions about the Marvel Universe.
With Marvel's March 2019 solicitations now released, we've taken a magnifying glass to all the news within. Here's everything we learned.
PANTHER FOR A DAY2 of 12
Just as Shuri is sometimes the "guest" Black Panther, Marvel's Shuri ongoing will have a guest creative team in March - and on through April.
Writer Vita Ayala and artist Paul Davidson are stepping in for a two-part story wherein Wakanda's princess is called into action as T'Challa is unavailable.
Original series writer Nnedi Okorafor and artist Leonardo Romero are still slated to complete the first five issues, but Marvel hasn't specified if they will return following this "guest" arc.
MISSING TITLES3 of 12
Does the Domino: Hotshots spin-off spell the end for the Domino ongoing? It seems that way, as January's Domino #10 is the last solicited issue - with no sign of it in February or, now, March. Two months with no issue has become an unspoken message that a title is ending - barring some announcement of a delay.
Meanwhile, The Unstoppable Wasp ongoing is absent from the March solicits, however given recent delays to issues #4 and #5 March is working as a "skip month" with the series returning in April 2019.
STRANGE REUNION4 of 12
Frequent collaborators Mark Waid and Barry Kitson are reuniting this March, as the artist is stepping aboard Waid's Dr. Strange ongoing.
Kitson and Waid have worked on everything from JLA to Avengers, with their own Empire creator-owned series as well.
Kitson is slated to draw March's #12, however original series artist Jesus Saiz remains attached here as cover artist.
CAPTAIN AMERICA GOES TO SELMA?5 of 12
March co-writer Andrew Aydin makes his Marvel debut in March - and goes into familiar territory.
In Marvel Comics Presents #3, the one-time Congressional aide will work with artist Daniel Acuna on a story about "Captain America during the Civil Rights movement."
Marvel's sliding timeline has Cap - well, the Steve Rogers Cap - on ice from 1945 to the advent of the Avengers - now, roughly in the 1990s.
But hey, who wouldn't want to see a Nazi-punching super soldier with a patriotic heart get involved with the fight for civil rights?
KRAVEN THE HUNTER's not the HUNTER6 of 12
When one thinks of Spider-Man being hunted in a story entitled “The Hunted” starring Kraven the Hunter, one would expect Kraven would be the one doing the hunting.
Not so, according to the solicitation for March’s Amazing Spider-Man #18, which says Kraven will release the “prey” that’s being stalked – but another unidentified hunter will be the one to give chase.
A TALE OF TWO CABLES7 of 12
Cable is dead, long live (young) Cable!
Timestream hijinks are par for the course for Nathan Dayspring Askani Summers – but getting Looper’d by a vicious teenage version of yourself for being bad at … being … yourself … would be a tough situation for anyone.
For readers who are as confused as Cable probably was when he got blasted by his own teen doppelganger, there’s an explanation coming in March’s X-Force #5, which vows to tell the young Cable’s origin story.
EXTREMELY BIG BAD8 of 12
March's Spider-Man/Deadpool #47 & #48 will continue the title's potentially universe-shattering crossover "Infinite House of Civil Yet Secret Crisis War Invasions" - with #48 promising to reveal the crossover's "omnipotent" villain.
Who is it? We don't know. But whoever they are, they've got a big angry face.
DARK GUARDIANS9 of 12
Though the actual roster of the new Guardians of the Galaxy remains a mystery, the solicitation for March’s #3 reveals five characters who may make the cut only by technicality – as the “Dark Guardians of the Galaxy”.
The so-called Dark Guardians are comprised of Gladiator, Cosmic Ghost Rider, Nebula, Wraith, and Starfox in a new black costume, the team appears to be a kind of self-appointed black-ops Guardians squad – with a goal of killing the “new Thanos.”
WHAT'S UP DOC?10 of 12
Dr. Leonard Samson mysteriously returned from the dead in Civil War II with no explanation. Though he's been seen since, the story of his resurrection hasn't been told - yet.
It appears March's Immortal Hulk #15 will finally tell the story, with Samson finally sitting down with the Hulk - a patient who also returned from beyond the grave.
X-MEN ASSEMBLED11 of 12The current "X-Men Dissassembed" arc of Uncanny X-Men will be living up to its name, as Matthew Rosenberg's first post-"Dissassembled" storyline will feature Wolverine and the returning adult Cyclops recruiting a new team.
Wait, what happened to the recently-returned Jean Grey leading the team? Our question too...
While the Uncanny X-Men #13 cover seems to be about who they will fight, #14 features what Marvel has confirmed is the new line-up: Cyke, Logan, Mirage, Magik, Havok, Multiple Man, Karma, Banshee, Wolfsbane, and Hope.
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