The Early Bird Gets MARVEL Books First on March 27 & April 3

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Marvel Comics is allowing Direct Market retailers to begin selling their March 27 and April 3 titles at midnight. The April 3 date is due to the debut of its 2019 summer event War of the Realms.

The March 27 isn't tied to any specific title according to Marvel, however DC has previously announced retailers can sell that day's Detective Comics #1000 at midnight. In other words, readers who make the midnight journey to get Detective Comics #1000 will be able to purchase new Marvel Comics as well.

Last year's Action Comics #1000 was the U.S. direct market's largest selling title of the year, with DC saying that pre-orders of that issue surpassed 500,000 copies.

The March 27 releases Marvel have solicited are: Age of X-Man - X-Tremists #2, Amazing Spider-Man #18, Avengers - No Road Home #7, Black Panther #10, Black Widow #3, Daredevil #3, Hulkverines #2, Invaders #3, Ironheart #4, Marvel Comics Presents #3, Marvel Rising, Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur #41, Mr. & Mrs. X #9, Spider-Man/Deadpool #48, Spider-Man: Far From Home Prelude #1, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #30, Star Wars - Vader - Dark Visions #2, Superior Spider-Man #4, and X-Force #5.

In addition to War of the Realms #1, Marvel's April 3 solicited titles are: Age of X-Man - Prisoner X #2, Amazing Spider-Man #18.HU, Avengers: No Road Home #8, Champions #4, Conan the Barbarian #5, Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #2, Deadpool #11, Doctor Strange #13, Fantastic Four #9, Hotshots #2, Immortal Hulk #16, Major X #1, Marvel Super Hero Adventures - Spider-Man - Web Designers #1, Marvel Twam-Up #1, Solo: A Star Wars Story Adaptation #7, Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #7, Star Wars #64, Star Wars: Age of Rebellion - Princess Leia #1, The Punisher #10, and Uncanny X-Men #15.

DC has not yet announced if they'll return the favor and allow their April 3 titles to go on sale at midnight as well. 

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