SUMMER'S END1 of 12
Marvel Comics' September 2019 solicitations have arrived, and as usual we've combed through everything they contain to suss out all the biggest news within.
With potential and confirmed endings, and expansion of Absolute Carnage, betrayals, deaths, a new Thunderbolts team, and more, there's a lot to unpack.
Here's everything we learned from Marvel Comics' September 2019 solicitations.
Vacancy at the House of Ideas2 of 12
Marvel Comics has often been called the "House of Ideas" - but that name became Marvel Universe canon in Avengers: No Road Home where it became the name for the embodiment of the metaphysical locus of creative power in the Marvel Universe.
In September, the House of Ideas will once again open its doors in a Marvel comic - this time hosting a showdown between Loki and Nightmare.
Riri's Nemesis?3 of 12
Riri Williams has been Ironheart for several years now, and it seems this September she may finally get an arch-enemy all her own.
The solicitation for September's Ironheart #10 says that Riri will "meet her match, literally" while on a mission in Wakanda. Could this be a literal mirror image villain?
Who is Smartest?4 of 12
Some time ago, Lunella Lafayette, a.k.a. Moon Girl, was officially declared the smartest person on Earth in the Marvel Universe.
But that was technically while Reed Richards was believed dead. So now that he's back, whose brain is the biggest of all?
The solicitation for Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #47 sets the stage for a head-to-head (mind-to-mind?) showdown between the two - and also mentions the "long-awaited battle coming to a close." Could that be signaling an ending for the title as well as the story?
Marvel Goes Crazy5 of 12
Marvel Comics has often used the title Crazy for pop-culture parodying humor comic books and magazines.
This September, a new one-shot will revive the title to lampoon some of Marvel's biggest titles with the help of numerous top creators, and of course Crazy's mascot, Obnoxio the Clown.
Mortal Hulk? Dead Doctor? (And Missing Titles)6 of 12
The Immortal Hulk may be unkillable, but the solicitation for Septembers #24 sure makes it sound like his story may be coming to a close for now.
The solicit text mentions a "bloody, brutal end" in which Bruce Banner makes a choice that "will have an effect on every single life on this planet."
In confirmed endings, Doctor Strange #20 flat out states its the title's finale, citing an "event so epic" that it makes Doctor Strange "reevaluate his life."
Meanwhile, a couple titles seem to be missing from Marvel's September solicitations, potentially signaling an ending. First there's Thor, last seen with August's #16 which was solicited as the start of Jason Aaron's final Thor tale. That story seems to be getting its due in King Thor, launching in September - is the core title coming to a close?
And of course there's Shuri, last solicited with July's #10. The series' original writer Dr. Nnedi Okorafor has come out saying she left the title due to scheduling issues.
Absolute Tie-Ins7 of 12
This summer's Absolute Carnage event gets even bigger in September with a trio of new tie-in one-shots.
First there's Absolute Carnage: Avengers #1 from writer Leah Williams and artist Salvador Larroca. Then there's Absolute Carnage: Symbiote Spider-Man #1 from writer Peter David and artist Francesco Mobili. And finally there's Absolute Carnage: Symbiote of Vengeance #1 from writer Ed Brisson and artist Juan Frigeri.
Champions Betrayed8 of 12
The teen heroes of the Champions have been through a lot in recent months, and it looks like September won't be bringing any relief.
The solicitation for September's Champions #9 brings Miles Morales back to the team after an apparent absence - but also sets the stage for a betrayal from someone the Champions trust.
Judging by the cover, the traitor ain't Amadeus, Viv, or Miles - so which one of the remaining heroes could it be?
The Amazing Mary Jane9 of 12
Mary Jane Watson remains one of Marvel's most beloved supporting characters. But this September, she'll be getting a bit of a spotlight across multiple Spider-Man titles.
In Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #12, MJ will get her own spotlight issue. Then in Amazing Spider-Man #29, the effects of an unspecified big decision from MJ will "throw Peter's life into upheaval."
And of course, MJ will be a central character in JJ and Henry Abrams' five-issue Spider-Man series with Sara Pichelli.
Non-Team No More?10 of 12
Marvel's Runaways have always been a "non-team" - a collection of young heroes more like friends or family trying to get by than a group of world-saving superheroes. But all that might change in September.
That's when, according to the solicitation for Runaways #25 will come around to offer the gang a chance to be L.A.'s newest super-team. Will they take the leap?
Like Lightning11 of 12
The solicitation for Punisher #15 seems to reveal that September will introduce a new version of the Thunderbolts.
No, not the folks seen here on the cover - that's Frank's back-up.
The new Thunderbolts will be organized by original T-Bolts leader Baron Zemo, implying they'll likely be a bunch of bad guys.
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