April Powers1 of 12
This April marks the start of Marvel's Empyre event that unites the Kree and Skrull into one Earth-conquering force.
While much of the publisher's line is tied up in this big event, there's a lot going on in Marvel's just-released April 2020 solicitations - and we've combed through it all to pull out these 10 big pieces of news.
Stealing From Stark2 of 12
Black Cat #11 pits Felicia against one of her toughest challenges yet - infiltrating Stark Unlimited and stealing from Iron Man himself.
Can Felicia's low-tech burglary skills best the futurist security systems of Stark Unlimited? Maybe all it will take is a bit of luck...
Spirit of Corruption3 of 12
Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch have been sharing the ongoing Ghost Rider series. But in April's #7, some changes Danny has been going through will come to a head.
It seems Danny and Johnny will come to blows as well - as Danny will go from being a Spirit of Vengeance to a "Spirit of Corruption".
Legion of Foom4 of 12
The space dragon Fin Fang Foom is a cult favorite Marvel Comics character who goes back before even the publisher's superhero days -and in April, he's coming back with a whole crew of Makluan kaiju pals.
In April's Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #8, Fin Fang Foom will lead his "Legion of Foom" into the borders of Wakanda - and into battle with Black Panther's team.
Sounds like the alien is a fan of DC's supervillain team... that or the wrestling tag team the Road Warriors.
Carmen Carnero Joins Miles Morales5 of 12
Starting in April, artist Carmen Carnero is joining the creative team of Miles Morales: Spider-Man with #17, with a special shout-out to the incoming artist in the solicit text.
But Carnero was previously announced as the artist for X-Corp, an X-Men spin-off which was initially announced for a February 2020 debut - but which has yet to be solicited. What does this mean for the unseen "Dawn of X" title?
Thor Becomes More6 of 12
As the solicitation for Thor #5 points out, Thor has played a lot of roles in the Marvel Universe in his long history - "A god. A king. A herald." - and in April, he'll become "something else".
As for what that is, well, judging by the cover, he might just become thunder itself. Thor the elemental?
Britain vs. Krakoa7 of 12
Betsy Braddock is not just the new Captain Britain, champion of Otherworld and defender of England, she's a mutant sworn to protect Krakoa. And in April, those two sides of her personality will clash in a big way.
It's not clear exactly how things will come to this yet, but in April's Excalibur #10, Betsy will be forced to choose sides as Britain and Krakoa go to war.
Javier Garrón Joins Avengers8 of 12
In April, Marvel Comics Young Gun artist Javier Garrón joins the creative team of Avengers #33 after spending most of his Marvel career in the X-Men and Inhumans worlds.
And that's not the only bit of news coming out of Avengers #33...
Moon Knight vs. Avengers9 of 12
Moon Knight may be a former Avenger himself - but in April's Avengers #33, he's taking the fight to Earth's Mightiest Heroes alongside an army of Khonshu's warriors.
And that's not all - it seems Khonshu herself may be setting foot in Asgard - ya know, where a certain King Thor has recently taken the throne?
2020 Surprise10 of 12
Iron Man 2020 apparently has a big bloodbath approaching, as the solicit for April's #4 alludes to a tragedy occurring some time in the preceding issues.
But Slott and Gage giveth just as they taketh away, with the solicit text also mentioning a surprise return from an Iron Man character thought to be dead, saying "That character you really liked from a while ago? The one who you thought was absolutely, certifiably dead? Surprise! She’s back!"
Could the be Jocasta? She was last seen badly damaged with her A.I. uploaded to a drive - could she be coming back repaired?
The 'True' Guardians of the Galaxy11 of 12
The modern Guardians of the Galaxy are a ragtag bunch at best - but it seems they've got competition for the mantle as the solicitation for April's #4 says the "true Guardians have formed at last".
As for who that is, well, the solicit says the line-up includes "a rogue Nova, Moondragon’s otherdimensional doppelganger, and a raccoon in a suit," so draw your own conclusions...
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