UPDATED: More Marvel OCTOBER 2011 Highlights (New HULK)

Marvel Debuts THE FEARLESS in Oct.

Updated: Marvel Comics delayed the usual online consumer release of their October 2011 solicitations (the normally would have been released last Tuesday) to accommodate this weekend’s Comic-Con International: San Diego, but that hasn’t stopped them from beginning to show up on some retailer’s doors.

You’ll have to wait until Monday or Tuesday for the full release and cover images, but on this Saturday Comic-Con morning, here are some additional highlights Newsarama has gathered"

  • Fear Itself wraps up with its 7th issue, and it looks like it may bring changes to the Avengers… “Tony Stark returns from the depths with a last-chance arsenal that will transform the Avengers from Earth's Mightiest Heroes...into Earth's Last Hope!” reads the copy.

    But it doesn’t end there. Over in Avengers #18, the team looks like it’s in for a major status quo shake-up  - “The madness and drama of FEAR ITSELF has taken its toll on the mighty Avengers and now they must reinvent themselves once more! The entire world awaits word of who will be the Avengers! This is one of the most important chapters in Avengers’ history. You will not want to miss the shocking surprise announcements!!”

    As we reported Friday, Fear Itself also leads into a follow-up 12-issue twice-monthly (the new bi-weekly) The Fearless limited series (see below for more details).

    Fear Itself: Hulk Vs. Dracula #3 promises to produce “all-new team of heroes to the Marvel Universe!”

  • And speaking of the Hulk, speculation that he’s going to die seem to be unfounded. A new Incredible Hulk #1 launches in October, by the creative team of Jason Aaron and Marc Silvestri. Neal Adams and Dale Keown provide variant covers.

  • Marvel’s other concurrent event Spider-Island begins wrapping up and Marvel is promising big changes. According to the copy for Amazing Spider-Man #672 “Three words: Change is coming. Big action! Big consequences! Big Time!”

  • Avengers Solo (not to be confused with Avengers Origin) is a 5-issue revival of the former 80’s series, seemingly in preparation for the 2012 movie. Hawkeye and Hank Pym star in two different stories.

    Anyone notice a lot of Hank Pym lately? Hmmmm…

  • It looks like vampires are here to stay in the Marvel Universe. October offers a Vampire: The Marvel Undead “Handbook’-style one-shot with profiles of all the prominent bloodsuckers.

  • And speaking of classic monsters, Legion Of Monsters is a 4-issue limited series by writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Juan Doe starring Elsa Bloodstone, Morbius, Werewolf by Night, the Living Mummy, and Manphibian.

    Original story: Diamond Comic Distributors consumer website is offering up some hints about a couple of Marvel's major October 2011 projects, including a twice-monthly 12-issue Fear Itself follow-up called The Fearless, and the first clue as to Wolverine's fractured team line-up debuting in what Marvel is calling the new "flagship" X-series Wolverine and the X-Men #1.

    Oh ... and apparently him and his new team are headed back to Westchester.

    Here's what Diamond has to say about The Fearless:

    The call it, "a series that shows readers what’s in store for their favorite characters in the wake of the Fear Itself event. THE FEARLESS #1 is a new twice-monthly series featuring the legendary writing team of Matt Fraction, Cullen Bunn, and Chris Yost and acclaimed artists Mark Bagley and Paul Pelletier. Anyone that enjoyed Fear Itself should be interested in finding out how Captain America, the Avengers, and other characters from all across the Marvel Universe deal with the aftermath."

    And here's a look at some of the information available, which also includes the debut of a few new projects...



    Written by JASON AARON

    Pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO

    Regenesis Gold Variant by NICK BRADSHAW

    Variant Cover by FRANK CHO

    Blank Variant Cover also available

    Spinning directly out of X-MEN: SCHISM, the X-Men are split in two. In the oversized debut issue of the new ongoing flagship X-series, Wolverine takes one half of the X-Men back to Westchester to start over again. But the new Hellfire Club outlast its first day. Join Marvel Architect Jason Aaron (X-MEN: SCHISM,WOLVERINE) and legendary X-Artist Chris Bachalo (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, GENERATION X) for a brand new action-packed take on the X-Men that will set a new standard for the Children of the Atom.

    48 PGS./Rated T+

    Other October 2011 debuting titles:







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