Marvel Comics has made it clear they won’t be releasing new comics this week digitally or physically, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be releasing new and old collections. Out on comiXology fans can catch up on some key titles as well as brush up on some classic tales. This week there are five collections with some continuing a line of reprintings–like What If? Volume 4— and others releasing in print for the first time newer collections.
This is what you can purchase tomorrow digitally on New Comic Book Day when it comes to Marvel titles:
What If? Volume 4
Collects What If? (1977) #36-47.
More alternate-reality questions are answered! Imagine a world where the Fantastic Four never gained their powers — or one where Stephen Strange never became Master of the Mystic Arts! Consider the fates of the Thing and the Beast if they continued to mutate — or Spider-Man if Uncle Ben had lived! Picture Conan the Barbarian meeting Thor — or finding himself stranded in the 20th century for good! The Hulk goes berserk, Susan Richards dies in childbirth, Nova makes a life-changing decision and Galactus turns the Silver Surfer back into Norrin Radd! But what if Loki had found Mjolnir before his brother — and what if the Marvel Universe ceased to exist?! Plus: Thought-provoking tales featuring Daredevil, the Sub-Mariner, the Avengers and more!
Runaways by Rainbow Rowell Vol. 5: Cannon Fodder
Collects Runaways (2017) #25-31.
Runaways no more! As the mysterious Doc Justice offers to shape our heroes into a super-group to protect Los Angeles, say hello to the J-Team! But who is the inspirational Doc Justice, anyway? How did he convince the least capes-and-tights-oriented kids in the Marvel Universe to suit up? And will everybody be on board with this major shift in the status quo? Don’t bet on it! As Doc Justice and his new recruits start cleaning up L.A. better than anyone expected, they’ll soon start to set their sights even higher! But where does that leave Gert? Back at the Doc’s mansion, of course. She’s not just going to sit there – with access to the J-Team’s files and resources, Gert is going to do her part! But where will this new role take her?
Fantastic Four Epic Collection: The Name Is Doom
Collects Fantastic Four (1961) #68-87, Annual (1963) #6; material from Not Brand Echh (1967) #6-7.
Together, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby redefined super heroes and started the Marvel revolution. And there was nowhere they notched more innovative firsts than with the first family of super heroes: the Fantastic Four! In the pages of this massive Epic Collection, the members of the FF struggle to protect their own against the Mad Thinker’s android army, travel into the Microverse to save the Silver Surfer from the wrath of Galactus, journey to the Himalayan refuge of the Inhumans and venture into the depths of the Negative Zone! That’s quite a trip — and that’s not even the whole itinerary! Plus: Witness the historic birth of Franklin Richards — and gaze in awe as the FF engage Doctor Doom in an epic life-or-death battle in the heart of Latveria!
Astonishing X-Men Companion
Collects X-Men Unlimited (2004) #2-14, Giant-Size X-Men (2005) #3-4, Mythos: X-Men (2006) #1, material from Free Comic Book Day 2006 (X-Men/Runaways).
An uncanny array of A-list talents unleashes their unlimited imaginations! The mutants of Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s ASTONISHING X-MEN – Shadowcat, Beast, Wolverine, Emma Frost and the recently resurrected Colossus — take center stage in insightful and exciting solo stories! Bishop patrols the streets of District X, Gambit takes on an expensive mission, Juggernaut tries to become a teacher, Nightcrawler makes a new friend, Angel puts his business skills to the test, Iceman debates retiring from heroism, Cannonball and Sunspot try to get dates — and the astonishing X-Men meet the Runaways! Plus: Untold tales of the All-New, All-Different X-Men — and a fresh, contemporary take on the original team’s founding!
X-Men Milestones: Messiah War
Collects X-Force/Cable: Messiah War (2009) #1, Cable (2008) #13-15, X-Force (2008) #14-16, X-Men: Future History – The Messiah War Sourcebook (2009) #1.
The biggest and best adventures of Marvel’s mighty mutants — these are the X-Men Milestones! Months ago, Cyclops gave Cable custody of the first mutant born since M-Day, an infant many see as mutantkind’s last hope. Cable took her into the future but soon found himself trapped there — with the relentless Bishop in hot pursuit, intent on killing the child. Now Cyclops has finally located Cable and is sending the black-ops squad X-Force forward in time to help — but Bishop has a horrifying new ally, and X-Force will find a death trap waiting for them! Is the child called Hope the savior of mutantkind or the bringer of the Apocalypse? The past, present and future converge in one blockbuster blowout!
Young Avengers by Gillen & Mckelvie: The Complete Collection
Collects Young Avengers (2013) #1-15, Marvel Now! Point One (2012) #1 (Young Avengers story).
The Young Avengers, once more with feels! And there came a day unlike any other, when Earth’s mightiest teens found themselves united against a very uncommon threat. On that day, the Young Avengers were reborn – to listen to music, break Tumblr in half and kiss. Like, a lot. Oh, and to fight the foes no adult super hero could understand! Heed the call, then – for now, the Young Avengers hang out! Hawkeye (not the Hawkguy) puts the super in hero. Marvel boy will rock your world. Miss America will kick your &*^ to another dimension. Prodigy is an ex-X-Man know-it-all. Wiccan and Hulkling bring the squee. And Loki? Oh boy, we have a Loki. They’re 18 (give or take), they’re ready to inherit the Earth – but first they must face the mother of all villains. One only they can fight. Uh-oh. Creative gestalt entity Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie (Phonogram, The Wicked +The Divine) bang their collective drum, reinventing the super-hero comic book in their own freakish image.
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