Marvel Comics surprised comic book fans on May 6 when they announced digital-only titles once set for physical release in comic book shops. Today, Marvel is extending the release schedule of digital titles now dubbing them “digital-first” titles. The new branding is noticeable due to the language shifting from digital-only to “digital-first” and also DC Comics has used the term digital-first for their digital releases over the last few weeks.
In a press release sent to AIPT, Marvel states:
These comics will only be available as digital comics for the time being; however, they will be available in print collections later this year for fans looking to add them to their Marvel bookshelves. More information about these comics will be shared at a later date.
With that said, single issues won’t be printed, but we will see these stories in trade paperbacks soon enough.
A few of the titles announced were prior digital only releases like 2020 Ironheart and Hawkeye: Freefall, but a few titles that dropped off the recent Marvel July release announcement have popped up. Notably, Valkyrie, Scream: Curse of Carnage, and Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider are now “digital-first” titles.
For the full list read below!
Marvel Comics Release Schedule (Digital-First):
Wednesday, June 3:
- AVENGERS OF THE WASTELANDS #5
- REVENGE OF THE COSMIC GHOST RIDER #5
- 2020 FORCE WORKS #3
- SCREAM: CURSE OF CARNAGE #6
Wednesday, June 17:
Wednesday, July 1:
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