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6 big takeaways from Marvel Comics' September 2019 solicitations

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6 big takeaways from Marvel Comics’ September 2019 solicitations

Here’s a list of the biggest news to come out of Marvel’s solicits for September.

It’s that time of the month when Marvel Comics fans scour all the details that have been revealed via the solicitations. What can we learn about our favorite stories when they finally hit the shelves in September? Many of the solicits and cover art featured in these have already been revealed by Marvel’s PR firm, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few nuggets of information to learn from. Here are six big takeaways from the latest batch of solicitations.

#1: Absolute Carnage takes over absolutely

I’ve already reported on the news that J.J. Abrams is taking on a miniseries with his son (full solicit below), but in even bigger news “Absolute Carnage” continues to blow us away with twists and turns. Over in Amazing Spider-Man #30 we find out Eddie Brock’s son Dylan will be taken in by Carnage. Will he get his own costume? Only time will tell!

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We also learn Deadpool is a target of Dark Carnage thanks this past relationship with other Symbiotes. It’s a three-part miniseries which ends in September.

Leah Williams is writing the Avengers tie-in to “Absolute Carnage” which focuses on Doverton, originally featured in a previous story in Web of Venom: Cult of Carnage. What’s interesting about this is that’s the story where “Absolute Carnage” started.

Fans of Miles Morales should cower in fear as it appears he’ll be evil, taken over by Dark Carnage. The solicit also alludes to the fact that Miles may have died.

Over in the Scream tie-in, Cullen Bunn appears to be tinkering with Scream’s newfound heroism as she’s being tempted by Knull. Then in a shocking turn, the Symbiote Spider-Man series, set earlier in the timeline, is going to focus on a person who harnessed the power of the Symbiote that isn’t Eddie or Peter. Wait, what!?

6 big takeaways from Marvel Comics' September 2019 solicitations

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #30

NICK SPENCER (W) • RYAN OTTLEY (A/C)

Codex Variant Cover by TBA

IMMORTAL WRAPAROUND  VARIANT COVER BY TBA

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE TIE-IN!

  • Spider-Man has been a huge part of ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, but this is when his part gets REALLY crazy…
  • Only Spider-Man stands between Carnage at his scariest ever and young Dylan Brock.
  • There is so much more to it, but WE DO NOT WANT TO SPOIL IT!

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

6 big takeaways from Marvel Comics' September 2019 solicitations

SPIDER-MAN #1 (of 5)

J.J. ABRAMS & HENRY ABRAMS (W) • SARA PICHELLI (A)

Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

VARIANT COVER BY SARA PICHELLI

VARIANT COVER BY CHIP KIDD

VARIANT COVER BY ED MCGUINNESS

VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY OLIVIER COIPEL

PREMIERE VARIANT COVER BY OLIVIER COIPEL

PARTY VARIANT COVER BY TBA

VARIANT COVER BY JASON POLAN

VARIANT COVER BY TBA

WHO IS CADAVEROUS?!

The most shocking and incredible comic of 2019 is here as J.J. ABRAMS (STAR WARS, STAR TREK, SUPER 8) and his son HENRY ABRAMS are joined by superstar artist SARA PICHELLI (MILES MORALES, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) team up for SPIDER-MAN! What do they have planned for Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson?! Who is Cadaverous?! The Modern Master of Mystery Makes His Marvel this September!

40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99

6 big takeaways from Marvel Comics' September 2019 solicitations

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE VS. DEADPOOL #2 (of 3)

FRANK TIERI (W) • MARCELO FERREIRA (A) • Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM

Codex Variant Cover by TBA

CONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY TBA

CARNAGE’S MOST WANTED!

  • Having hosted five separate symbiotes, Deadpool becomes a prime target for codex hunters.
  • Dark Carnage puts a big target on Deadpool’s back, and the most dangerous forces in the Marvel Universe are on his trail!
  • There’s only one way out…and it will be ABSOLUTE CARNAGE.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

6 big takeaways from Marvel Comics' September 2019 solicitations

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: AVENGERS #1

LEAH WILLIAMS (W) • Salvador Larroca (A) • Cover by Clayton Crain

Codex Variant Cover by TBA

VARIANT COVER BY TBA (VIRGIN VERSION ALSO AVAILABLE)

CAPTAIN AMERICA! HAWKEYE! THE THING! WOLVERINE!

Years ago, Cletus Kasady used the Carnage symbiote to take over a small town called Doverton, Colorado, as well as the team of Avengers who arrived to stop him! Barely able to free themselves from his control during their first meeting, this small band of heroes will have no choice but to assemble once more after they discover that Doverton’s entire population has recently fallen victim to Carnage’s more lethal designs…

40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$4.99

6 big takeaways from Marvel Comics' September 2019 solicitations

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE:  MILES MORALES #2 (of 3)

SALADIN AHMED (W)

FEDERICO VINCENTINI (A)

Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Codex Variant Cover by TBA

Connecting Variant Cover

by DAVID NAKAYAMA

CONSUMED BY CARNAGE!

  • Miles sacrificed himself protecting others, and was taken by Carnage’s dark doppelgangers!
  • Now Kletus is sending Miles after one of Peter Parker’s friends, and if Miles can’t stop himself, he better hope someone shows up who can beat a dark symbiote-powered Spider-Man!

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

6 big takeaways from Marvel Comics' September 2019 solicitations

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SCREAM #2 (of 3)

CULLEN BUNN (W) • GERARDO SANDOVAL (A/C)

CODEX VARIANT COVER BY TBA

CONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY MARK BAGLEY

  • Patricia Robertson may know symbiotes…but nothing could have ever prepared her for their god, KNULL!
  • With Carnage building strength to call the symbiote god to Earth, Patricia must harness the power of the Scream symbiote!
  • Can Scream withstand the draw of Knull, or are they doomed to be another casualty?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

6 big takeaways from Marvel Comics' September 2019 solicitations

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #1

PETER DAVID (W) • FRANCESCO MOBILI (A) • Cover by GREG LAND

VARIANT COVER BY MIKE HAWTHORNE (VIRGIN VERSION ALSO AVAILABLE)

Codex Variant Cover by TBA

AN UNTOLD TALE OF A SYMBIOTIC HOST FROM YESTERYEAR…

During its first visit to New York City, the alien symbiote that would come to be known as Venom bonded to a host that wasn’t Spider-Man or Eddie Brock. Face front, True Believers, as this mysterious man meets his destiny… at the hands of CARNAGE!

40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T …$4.99

#2: Marvel continues to celebrate its 80th

Marvel has impressed quite a bit so far this year with cool throwbacks to their earlier days via one-shots and trade paperbacks. Crazy appears to be another that looks too insane to pass up.

Then you have Jim Zub, Jed McKay and Ed Brisson bringing us an Alpha Flight one-shot. Remember them? Maybe after this issue (assuming sales do well), we’ll get a full-fledged series! It’s a flashback story that’ll be sure to tie-in some fan-favorite character.

It comes without a cover, but Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz are delivering a story with Magik, Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Cypher, Mirage, Karma, and Sunspot. It’s a flashback issue telling a never before told story, but it’s sweet to see these two working together again.

6 big takeaways from Marvel Comics' September 2019 solicitations

CRAZY #1

GERRY DUGAN, FRANK TIERI, JON ADAMS AND MORE (W)

DON SIMPSON, SCOTT KOBLISH, JON ADAMS AND MORE (A)

COVER BY JOHN McCREA

VARIANT by DAVID NAKAYAMA

VARIANT COVER BY TBA

MARVEL’S GREATEST…ER…MOST DEMENTED COMIC MAGAZINE

OBNOXIO THE CLOWN is back and so is one of MARVEL’S most hilarious titles thanks to a momentary lapse in sanity on the part of a few over-worked editors and a gang of writers and artists ready to take advantage of it. No super hero is safe! No comic book event is sacred! Will the Marvel Universe ever be the same? Will we want it to?

40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T …$4.99

6 big takeaways from Marvel Comics' September 2019 solicitations

ALPHA FLIGHT: TRUE NORTH #1

JIM ZUB, JED MACKAY, ED BRISSON (W)

MAX DUNBAR, DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN & MORE (A)

Cover by NICK BRADSHAW

VARIANT COVER BY RAMON PEREZ

STRONG AND FREE!

Grab your hat and come travel light… adventure lies just around the bend! Three brand-new tales no one has ever told…until now! Join the greatest creators the Great White North has to offer as we unearth the secret history of the classic Alpha Flight stalwarts: Puck! Snowbird! Talisman! Northstar! Marrina! Guardian! Vindicator!

40 PGS./ one-shot/Rated T+ …$4.99

NEW MUTANTS: WAR CHILDREN #1

CHRIS CLAREMONT (W) • BILL SIENKIEWICZ (A/C)

Variant cover by Martin Simmonds

VARIANT COVER BY BOB MCLEOD

STRONG AND FREE!

Don’t miss this momentous event as legendary creators CHRIS CLAREMONT and BILL SIENKIEWICZ reunite with Magik, Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Cypher, Mirage, Karma, and Sunspot to share this never before told story of the New Mutants’ past! When Warlock experiences a nightmare, he begins going haywire, and it’s up to his friends to save him! But as Warlock grows more frenzied, they should be worrying about being able to save themselves…and doubly so when Magik’s inner demon, Darkchylde, threatens to break free! Also, a special guest appearance by none other than Kitty Pryde!

40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ …$4.99

#3: What’s Thor up to after War of the Realms?

It appears the Butcher of Gods is still in play, or at least his weapon of choice as it plays a big part in this new and “final” series by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic. If you read their work on Thor years ago, you know this is an epic finale like no other. Plus it pits Thor vs. Loki!

KING THOR #1 (of 4)

Jason Aaron (W) • ESAD RIBIC (A/C)

Variant cover by ADAM KUBERT

Variant cover by GERARDO ZAFFINO

IMMORTAL WRAPAROUND  VARIANT COVER BY TBA

SUPERSTARS JASON AARON & ESAD RIBIC CONCLUDE THEIR EPIC THOR STORY!

  • The creators of the legendary THOR: GOD OF THUNDER series that kicked off one of the most epic runs in Marvel history are back together for one last ride with the almighty Lord of Asgard! Seven years ago, Jason and Esad introduced the Thor of the far future, All-Father of a broken realm and a dying universe, as he stood in battle against the Butcher of Gods, wielder of All-Black the Necrosword. Now that nefarious blade has returned, in the hands of Thor’s all-time greatest enemy –  his brother, Loki –  for one final, cataclysmic showdown. Behold the book no comics fan should miss –  the celebration of the end of a truly Marvelous era.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

#4: With S.H.I.E.L.D. gone it appears Wakanda is finally taking over

If you read Jason Aaron’s vampire story in Avengers, you know Black Panther is putting together a special team to help fill the void left by S.H.I.E.L.D. Jim Zub is taking over with art by Lan Medina. It’s nice to see what Aaron built up getting its own series.

BLACK PANTHER AND THE AGENTS OF WAKANDA #1

Jim Zub (W) • LAN MEDINA (A)

Cover by JORGE MOLINA

Variant cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

GAME VARIANT COVER BY YOON LEE

Hidden Gem variant cover by TBA

VARIANT COVER by TBA

WAKANDA WORLDWIDE!

ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES!

From the pages of Jason Aaron’s AVENGERS! Vampires. Aliens. Angry fish kings. Black Panther’s hand-picked Agents of Wakanda can handle it all. And who better to lead them than the king of the world’s most technologically evolved country? Wakanda is making waves on the world’s map – and not everyone’s a fan. With General Okoye’s help, T’Challa will take Gorilla-Man, Ka-Zar and Wasp on a global fight for survival – to handle threats S.H.I.E.L.D. could only dream of!

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

#5: Is that Mary Jane in the Spidey costume I see?!

Tom Taylor has been excellent when it comes to touching, heartfelt stories ever since he started Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man. He’s also had a knack for telling done-in-one stories. It appears Mary Jane is getting her own. Yes! Plus he’s teamed up with Juann Cabal. Double yes!

Meanwhile, Christos Gage and Mike Hawthorne’s excellent Superior series continues and Otto may be way overmatched this time. But probably not!

6 big takeaways from Marvel Comics' September 2019 solicitations

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD

SPIDER-MAN #12

TOM TAYLOR (W) • JUANN CABAL (A)

Cover by ANDREW C. ROBINSON

FINALE VARIANT COVER BY TBA

  • We haven’t seen Mary Jane Watson since #1, but that’s about to change with this almost ALL-MJ issue!
  • MJ saves Spidey, helps Aunt May and basically saves the day.
  • Face it, readers, you just hit the jackpot.

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

6 big takeaways from Marvel Comics' September 2019 solicitations

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #11

CHRISTOS GAGE (W) • MIKE HAWTHORNE (A/C)

  • Otto Octavius, the Superior Spider-Man, saved San Francisco several times, defeated Terrax and Master Pandemonium and has built quite a life for himself.
  • Sadly, the Spider-Powered Norman Osborn from SPIDER-GEDDON has arrived to destroy it all.
  • Does Otto stand a chance of stopping him? Does he stand a chance at LIVING THROUGH this?!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

#6: Star Wars comics coming at ya full force

Luke robs a bank under Greg Pak and Phil Noto’s watch, Tom Taylor curates a line of “Age of Resistance” post-Return of the Jedi comics, and Matthew Rosenberg writes a series tying into the upcoming video game Jedi: Fallen Order. I know from experience these one-shot Star Wars tales don’t add a ton to the mythos, but seeing that there is a Snoke one-shot gets me excited. Give us more about this dude!

6 big takeaways from Marvel Comics' September 2019 solicitations

STAR WARS #71 & #72

GREG PAK (W) • PHIL NOTO (A/C)

ISSUE #71 – STAR WARS GREATEST MOMENTS VARIANT BY TBA

ISSUE #71 & #72  – ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVERS BY JOHN  TYLER CHRISTOPHER

RUIN AMONG THE ROCKS!

ISSUE #71

  • The REBELS AND ROGUES epic continues as our heroes’ mission to divert the IMPERIAL FLEET spins out of control!
  • On K43, the Rock Elders probe THREEPIO’S memories – and allegiances!
  • Could a droid have more in common with a rock monster than a human? On Lanz Carpo, a rogue takes a fall and a princess fights a vigilante. And on Kalakan, LUKE robs a bank.
  • Wait, LUKE ROBS A BANK???

ISSUE #72

  • The time for answers is upon us – and destinies will change! As CHEWIE grapples with a terrible moral choice, LORD VADER reveals his plan for the rock people of K43!
  • As LUKE questions where he’s placed his trust, WARBA reveals her origins and true relationship to the FORCE!
  • And as LEIA and DAR spin around the dance floor, HAN uncovers the real villains of Lanz Carpo!

32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T …$3.99 (EACH)

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.

6 big takeaways from Marvel Comics' September 2019 solicitations

STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE – REY #1

TOM TAYLOR (W) • RAMON ROSANAS (A) • Cover by PHIL NOTO

PUZZLE PIECE VARIANT COVER BY MIKE MCKONE

VARIANT COVER BY JOE QUESADA

SEARCH FOR SKYWALKER!

  • After HAN SOLO’S fall, REY searched for LUKE SKYWALKER. But before Luke, there was LEIA.
  • Witness never-before-seen moments between REY and GENERAL ORGANA.
  • What will Rey, CHEWBACCA and R2-D2 encounter on the way to find Leia’s missing brother?

32 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$3.99

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.

6 big takeaways from Marvel Comics' September 2019 solicitations

STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE – KYLO REN #1

TOM TAYLOR (W) • LEONARD KIRK (A) • Cover by PHIL NOTO

PUZZLE PIECE VARIANT COVER BY MIKE MCKONE

STAR WARS GREATEST MOMENTS VARIANT COVER BY TBA

A DYNASTY OF DOOM!

  • ANAKIN SKYWALKER casts a long shadow.
  • Can KYLO REN ever escape his infamous grandfather’s reputation?
  • Or will he succeed where DARTH VADER failed?

32 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$3.99

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.

6 big takeaways from Marvel Comics' September 2019 solicitations

STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE – SUPREME LEADER SNOKE #1

TOM TAYLOR (W) • LEONARD KIRK (A) • Cover by PHIL NOTO

Puzzle Piece Variant by MIKE McKONE

THE DEVIL’S APPRENTICE!

  • SUPREME LEADER SNOKE’S brutal training of KYLO REN begins.
  • Will the sadistic Snoke break his tormented protégé?
  • Or has he underestimated the son of HAN and LEIA?

32 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$3.99

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.

6 big takeaways from Marvel Comics' September 2019 solicitations

STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE – ROSE TICO #1

TOM TAYLOR (W) • LEONARD KIRK (A) • Cover by PHIL NOTO

Puzzle Piece Variant by MIKE McKONE

“MY HERO”

  • Sisters. Friends. Co-pilots. Growing up, Rose and Paige Tico were everything to each other.
  • Until the First Order tore their world apart.
  • See the bond between Rose and Paige before it was forever broken.

32 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$3.99

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.

6 big takeaways from Marvel Comics' September 2019 solicitations

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #36

SI SPURRIER (W) • WILTON SANTOS (A) • COVER BY ASHLEY WITTER

STAR WARS GREATEST MOMENTS VARIANT BY TBA

UNSPEAKABLE REBEL SUPERWEAPON PART V!

  • The sinister propagandists of the COALITION FOR PROGRESS keep a vast gallery of the EMPIRE’S priceless victory trophies – and notorious thief DOCTOR APHRA just got in…
  • But she won’t get the chance to pinch anything. She’s here to be initiated into the web of secret schemes she’s unwittingly tangled herself in. Can you say “coup”?
  • (IF yes: don’t. Round here, there’s always someone listening…)

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.

6 big takeaways from Marvel Comics' September 2019 solicitations

STAR WARS: TARGET VADER #3 (of 6)

ROBBIE THOMPSON (W) • STEFANO LANDINI (A) • Cover by NIC KLEIN

THE DOUBLE CROSS!

  • VALANCE and his crew of bounty hunters have DARTH VADER on the ropes, surrounding him with enemy ships.
  • Vader is the greatest pilot in the galaxy, though, and he’s about to go head to head with the Imperial Navy’s former best pilot… Beilert Valance!
  • But if Valance can survive this aerial duel, will he survive betrayal on land, as a member of the Rebellion lies hidden within his ranks!

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.

6 big takeaways from Marvel Comics' September 2019 solicitations

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen OrderTM – Dark Temple #1 & #2 (of 5)

MATTHEW ROSENBERG (W) • PAOLO VILLANELLI (A) • COVERS BY MARCO CHECCHETTO

GAME VARIANT COVERS ALSO AVAILABLE

IN THE GLORY DAYS OF THE REPUBLIC, TWO JEDI WILL GET CAUGHT UP IN A BATTLE THEY

CAN’T UNDERSTAND – A BATTLE FOR THEIR LIVES!

ISSUE #1 – Leading into Jedi: Fallen Order™ the upcoming third-person action-adventure Star Wars™ title from Lucasfilm and Respawn Entertainment, DARK TEMPLE follows the Jedi Master ENO CORDOVA and his impulsive Padawan CERE JUNDA on their most dangerous mission yet. The Jedi Council has sent them to the remote planet Ontotho to oversee the peaceful excavation of a mysterious temple that has been uncovered. But they will come to find that what surrounds the temple may be even more dangerous than the mysteries within it. Clandestine local resistance forces and ruthless corporate security troops in a war for the fate of Ontotho – and the Jedi are caught in the middle!

ISSUE #2 – Following a sudden ambush in the jungles of Ontotho, Young Padawan Cere Junda is left to find her own way on a hostile planet. But local freedom fighters are happy to take Cere Junda in – if she will fight by their side!

32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T …$3.99 (EACH)

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.

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