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Marvel Jumping-On Points: March 2020 Edition

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“Where do I start reading Marvel?”

It’s a question that I get all the time. Marvel publishes a plethora of comics every month so it’s a very valid question to ask. To find the answer, each month How to Love Comics highlights the new series, one-shots, reprints, and trade paperback collections that new readers can jump in and read.

There are heaps of new releases to help you start reading Marvel Comics. These include brand new series for X-Men, Spider-Woman, and Star Wars; trade paperback collections for Captain America, Black Widow, Rocket Racoon, and heaps more.

As part of letting you know about these comics, I have included the solicitation text, information on when these comics and collections are released, creator credits, and additional details.

All of these are available at any good comic book store, Comixology or the Marvel Comics App.

Read on to find out which of these upcoming releases can help you start reading Marvel Comics.

New Series

Strange Academy #1 cover by Humberto Ramos.
Strange Academy #1 cover by Humberto Ramos.

Strange Academy #1

Written by Skottie Young. Art by Humberto Ramos.

What Marvel says:

A SORCERER SCHOOL FOR THE MARVEL UNIVERSE!

The Marvel Universe has mysteriously changed in such an alarming way that Doctor Strange has done what he’s avoided for decades; he’s opened a school for young sorcerers. Young people from around the world with aptitude in magic have been brought together in New Orleans to study the Mystic Arts under Strange, Brother Voodoo, the Ancient One, the Scarlet Witch, Magik, Hellstrom and ALL your favorite Marvel magicians. But with all the new magical threats, is it too late?!

What How to Love Comics says:

Hogwarts + The Marvel Universe + New Orleans = Strange Academy.

With a fun premise and characters familiar and new, this series looks like it will be a lot of fun. The possibilities with this are endless. Here’s hoping it runs for a long time.

Strange Academy #1 is available on March 4th.

Spider-Woman (2020 series) #1 cover by Jung-Geun Yoon.
Spider-Woman (2020 series) #1 cover by Jung-Geun Yoon.

Spider-Woman #1

Written by Karla Pacheco. Art by Pere Perez.

What Marvel says:

SPIDER-WOMAN IS BACK, AND PULLING NO PUNCHES!

Jessica Drew hasn’t been feeling like herself lately (she’s not a Skrull, we promise). When the angry, irritable, and unwell Spider-Woman takes a simple security gig to help get back on her feet, she finds herself besieged by unknown forces out to destroy everything around her. What’s wrong with Jessica? Just how DID she get this job? And who are these violent lunatics who keep trying to blow her up? WHO CARES? Does Spider-Woman have someone to punch? THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS.

An explosive new series that pushes Spider-Woman into new heights of action and adventure from the mad minds of Karla Pacheco and Pere Pérez, this is the Spider-Woman book you’ve been waiting for!

What How to Love Comics says:

If the solicitation text is anything to go by, the new Spider-Woman should be action-packed. This should be a great jumping-on point for anyone who has never read a Spider-Woman comic before.

Spider-Woman #1 is available on March 18th.

Spider-Man Noir #1 (of 5) cover by Dave Rapoza.
Spider-Man Noir #1 (of 5) cover by Dave Rapoza.

Spider-Man Noir #1 (of 5)

Written by Margaret Stohl. Art by Juan Ferreyra.

What Marvel says:

MURDER AND MYSTERY IN THE MIGHTY MARVEL MANNER!

DATELINE, 1939!

As the specter of war looms on the horizon, SPIDER-MAN: NOIR fights the good fight at home, stopping the injustices of a more friendly-neighborhood variety. But after a dame is murdered at The Black Cat nightclub and all clues point overseas, Spidey will have no choice but to board the next flight to Europe and kick off a globetrotting adventure through yesteryear of the Marvel Universe!

What How to Love Comics says:

If you loved this version of Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Enter the Spider-Verse then this miniseries should be on your radar.

Spider-Man Noir #1 is available on March 4th.

Hellions #1 cover by Stephen Segovia.
Hellions #1 cover by Stephen Segovia.

Hellions #1

Written by Zeb Wells. Art by Stephen Segovia.

What Marvel says:

BAD IS THE NEW GOOD!

When Krakoa opened their doors to all mutants and forgave all past crimes, they might have known they’d have to accept some of their worst foes into the fold… but they didn’t plan for what to do with them. Not to worry—Mister Sinister knows what to do with the troublemakers. Meet his new Hellions: Scalphunter, Wild Child, Empath, Nanny, Orphanmaker, Psylocke…and Havok?! Under Sinister’s direction, they are sure to become productive members of mutant society. Writer Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, NEW MUTANTS) and artist Stephen Segovia (WOLVERINE: MANIFEST DESTINY, SUPERIOR CARNAGE) bring you the team you’re going to hate to love!

What How to Love Comics says:

Since the Jonathan Hickman burst the damn walls in House of X/Powers of X, there have are almost limitless possibilities for the X-Men franchise. One of the story threads is that all the mutant villains have been been exonerated from their crimes and excepted into the Krakoan society. Hellions takes this idea and runs with it with an really interesting menagerie of characters.

Hellions #1 is available on March 25th.

Cable #1

Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Phil Noto.

What Marvel says:

THE DAWN OF REBELLION!

Cable was a grizzled old veteran of the wars to save the future… and he will be again. But for now, he’s a young mutant living in paradise leading a life of adventure! Nathan Summers, son of two of the most powerful mutants on Krakoa, has a destiny leading the youth of mutantkind in rebellion… so why not start now? Gerry Duggan (MARAUDERS, DEADPOOL) and Phil Noto (STAR WARS, POE DAMERON) bring us young Cable as we’ve never seen him before!

What How to Love Comics says:

Cable #1 is available on March 11th.

Marvel #1 (of 6) cover by Alex Ross.
Marvel #1 (of 6) cover by Alex Ross.

Marvel #1 (of 6)

Written by Alex Ross, Kurt Busiek, Steve Darnall, and Sajan Saini. Art by Alex Ross, Steve Rude, and Frank Espinosa.

What Marvel says:

Thirty years ago, Alex Ross had a vision of a new series showing the Marvel heroes in a way they’d never been seen before. The first realization of that idea became the blockbuster MARVELS — but today Alex finally brings about his original vision: An anthology of stories by unique, exceptional talents, many of whom are doing Marvel characters for the very first time. Over this showcase series you’ll see work by such artists as Adam Hughes, Bill Sienkiewicz, Dan Brereton and more, linked together by an overarching story by Alex and Steve Darnall.

This inaugural issue kicks it all off with superstar artists Frank Espinosa (Rocketo, Looney Tunes) telling an unusual Spider-Man story and Steve Rude (Nexus), teaming up with Kurt Busiek (Marvels, Avengers) for an Avengers story, framed by Alex and Steve Darnall (Uncle Sam, Marvels) presenting a tale of the dread dreamland Nightmare, and his threat to the entire Marvel Universe…and possibly beyond.

A once-in-a-lifetime assemblage of talent — you won’t want to miss a single page!

What How to Love Comics says:

Marvels was a four-issue miniseries explore Marvel’s early history through the eyes of the everyman. It was a critical success and it still celebrated to this day. It will be interesting to come back to this premise in it’s originally devised format and bring a lot of fantastic creators along for the ride.

Marvel #1 is available from March 4th.

Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #1 cover by Lee Bermejo.
Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #1 cover by Lee Bermejo.

Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #1

Written by Ethan Sacks. Art by Paolo Villanelli.

What Marvel says:

NEVER BETRAY A BOUNTY HUNTER – ESPECIALLY IF IT’S BOBA FETT!

Years ago, VALANCE and fellow bounty hunters BOSSK and BOBA FETT took on a mission that went sideways in a bad way after Valance’s mentor, NAKANO LASH, violently betrayed them. Valance’s team barely escaped with their lives. He never thought he’d face his old mentor ever again…until Lash finally resurfaces under mysterious circumstances. Every bounty hunter in the galaxy wants a piece and Valance is hell-bent on getting to the prize first. He has a score to settle—but so does Boba Fett!

ETHAN SACKS (OLD MAN HAWKEYE and GALAXY’S EDGE) and PAOLO VILLANELLI (VADER: DARK VISIONS and JEDI FALLEN ORDER – DARK TEMPLE) are teaming up to bring you the bounty hunter adventure you’ve been waiting for this March!

What How to Love Comics says:

The second season of The Mandalorian is still ages away so this is the comic you will want to read to scratch that bounty hunter itch. If the cover is anything to go off, we’ll get some of best bounty hunters in the business too, including Beilert Valance, Boba Fett, and Bossk.

Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #1 is available from March 4th.

One-Shots

Road To Empyre: The Kree/Skrull War cover by Phil Noto.
Road To Empyre: The Kree/Skrull War cover by Phil Noto.

Road To Empyre: The Kree/Skrull War

Written by Robbie Thompson. Ar by Marria De Iulis and Javier Rodriguez.

What Marvel says:

EMPYRE IS COMING!

The build-up to Marvel’s massive event series of the spring begins here—but in actuality, it began a millennia ago, with a challenge on the moon! In the wake of INCOMING, everything has changed for the Kree and the Skrulls. And out in the cold on Earth, the Warner family (MEET THE SKRULLS) need to work out what has happened and what it means for the future of their family and their race! And that means educating their kids on just how the Kree and the Skrulls first went to war!

What How to Love Comics says:

Empyre is Marvel’s big comic book event for 2020 and this one-shot is where we start to see it unfold. It should also help readers get up to speed with some of the history and concepts that will be explored in the main miniseries. If you’re excited to read Empyre then don’t miss this issue.

Check out the Avengers/Fantastic Four: Empyre Reading Order Checklist.

Road To Empyre: The Kree/Skrull War is available from March 25th.

Outlawed cover by Pepe Larraz.
Outlawed cover by Pepe Larraz.

Outlawed

Written by Eve L. Ewing. Art by Kim Jacinto.

What Marvel says:

EXPLODING FROM THE PAGES OF INCOMING!

In the wake of a devastating tragedy, the United States passes a law that will shake the Marvel Universe to its core.

The world has had enough of teen heroes. The crackdown has begun. And the lives of Marvel’s next generation will never be the same again.

EVE L. EWING and KIM JACINTO launch a new era in this game-changing event one-shot that will send shockwaves across the Marvel Universe! You won’t want to miss this one!

What How to Love Comics says:

As I mentioned in this handy guide, Outlawed will set the tone for Marvel’s teen hero stories for the foreseeable future. It will explore themes such as teenage rebellion, fighting for what you think is right, and generational differences.

Outlawed is available on March 18th.

Sub-Mariner: Marvels Snapshot cover Alex Ross.
Sub-Mariner: Marvels Snapshot cover Alex Ross.

Sub-Mariner: Marvels Snapshot

Written by Alan Brennert and Kurt Busiek. Art by Jerry Ordway.

What Marvel says:

It begins here — a series of specials that show us Marvel’s greatest characters from the Golden Age to today, all through the eyes of ordinary people! Project curator Kurt Busiek (Marvels, Astro City) has brought together an amazing assemblage of talent to bring you a total of eight new and unusual viewpoints on Marvel history and Marvel heroes, two per month for the next four months. To kick it all off, best-selling novelist and Emmy Award-winning TV writer Alan Brennert (L.A. LAW, TWILIGHT ZONE) and superstar artist Jerry Ordway (All-Star Squadron, Crisis on Infinite Earths) to tell a story of Marvel’s debut superstar: Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner. It’s 1946, and the boys are back from World War II. But they haven’t left the battlefields behind, as reporter Betty Dean discovers when she and Namor reunite for an outing at Palisades Park, only to find themselves under attack. Also featuring the All-Winners Squad. A dramatic, unexpected and revealing tour through the Marvel Universe by a cornucopia of amazing creators.

What How to Love Comics says:

Earlier, I talked about Marvel and how it is the Marvel Universe from the perspective of the Everyman. With the Marvels Snapshot one-shots, the concept has been narrowed down to a single character. In this instance, that character is Namor, The Sub-Mariner, who is one of Marvel’s oldest characters.

Sub-Mariner: Marvels Snapshot is available on March 11th.

Fantastic Four: Marvels Snapshot cover Alex Ross.
Fantastic Four: Marvels Snapshot cover Alex Ross.

Fantastic Four: Marvels Snapshot

Written by Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer, and Kurt Busiek. Art by Benjamin Dewey.

What Marvel says:

Our tour through Marvel history continues, showcasing Marvel’s greatest characters from the Golden Age to today, all through the eyes of ordinary people! This time, writers Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer (Beasts of Burden, Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, Superman: The Animated Series) and artist Benjamin Dewey (The Autumnlands, Beasts of Burden) tell the tale of the ten-year high-school reunion of the Fantastic Four’s own Human Torch. His hometown of Glenville, Long Island is going wild, and we see it all through the eyes of the Torch’s ex-girlfriend Dorrie Evans and reporter Marcia Hardesty – the preparations, the Torch’s long history in town, the festivities and more. But there’s a strange distance between Johnny Storm and his old schoolmates, one Dorrie knows all too well and Marcia is determined to get to the bottom of. Featuring ex-villains, strange souvenirs, a weenie roast on the beach and, of course, the hulking Inhuman hound known as Lockjaw! Don’t miss the festivities!

What How to Love Comics says:

The same concept as the aforementioned Sub-Mariner one-shot but for The Fantastic Four. Benjamin Dewey is an exceptional artist so expect this issue to look beautiful.

Fantastic Four: Marvels Snapshot is available on March 11th.

Marvel's Avengers: Captain America cover by Stonehouse.
Marvel’s Avengers: Captain America cover by Stonehouse.

Marvel’s Avengers: Captain America

Written by Paul Allor. Art by Georges Jeanty.

What Marvel says:

CAPTAIN AMERICA BATTLES BATROC IN THIS NEW PREQUEL TO THE UPCOMING VIDEO GAME, MARVEL’S AVENGERS!

Since World War II, Steve Rogers has fought for the side of good as CAPTAIN AMERICA! As one of his last friends from the war is laid to rest, Cap must contend with the mysterious robbery of a high-tech weapons company. But what is BATROC THE LEAPER planning, and how will this technology change the FUTURE of the AVENGERS?

The journey to MARVEL’S AVENGERS continues with a mystery and an adventure that sets the groundwork for an
inciting incident in the upcoming video game!

What How to Love Comics says:

Are you looking forward to the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers video game? Are you a fan of Captain America? Then this you need to check this comic out.

Marvel’s Avengers: Captain America is available on March 18th.

Marvel's Avengers: Black Widow cover by Stonehouse.
Marvel’s Avengers: Black Widow cover by Stonehouse.

Marvel’s Avengers: Black Widow

Written by Christos Gage. Art by Michelle Bandini.

What Marvel says:

THE SUPER SPY STARS IN THE FINAL ADVENTURE BEFORE THE LAUNCH OF MARVEL’S AVENGERS!

Former Russian spy Natasha Romanoff has joined SHIELD, but when a spectre from her past resurfaces, where do her loyalties really lie? And what is the source of her deadly feud with the villainous TASKMASTER? Solve the mystery in this adventure leading up to the upcoming MARVEL’S AVENGERS video game as we explore a key episode from the dramatic saga of the woman called BLACK WIDOW!

What How to Love Comics says:

Similar to the above Captain America comic, this Black Widow issue is perfect for those who can’t wait to play the upcoming Avengers game.

Marvel’s Avengers: Black Widow is available on March 25th.

Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler

Written by Jonathan Hickman. Art by Alan Davis.

What Marvel says:

HICKMAN AND DAVIS HAUNT THE XAVIER SCHOOL!

Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman teams with legendary artist Alan Davis (X–MEN, EXCALIBUR, AVENGERS) for an eerie tale of adventure! When the X–Men lose contact with the Greymalkin Habitat, it falls to Nightcrawler to lead a mission into the unknown!

What How to Love Comics says:

Giant-Size X-Men are self-contained stories that focus on a single X-Men character. This one focusing on Nightcrawler should be extra special for having fan-favourite artist Alan Davis on board, who has drawn the character many times over his long career in comics.

At the recent X-Men panel at C2E2, it was said that these Giant-Size X-Men comics are not throwaway stories and will plant seeds for future happenings in the world of X-Men.

Reprints

True Believers Reprints

Marvel’s True Believers is a line that reprints older issues at the low price of just $1. March sees a selection of reprints that help readers gear up to Empyre, Marvel’s massive upcoming event.

  • True Believers: Empyre – Mar-Vell (Reprinting Avengers #89)
  • True Believers: Empyre – Mantis (Reprinting Avengers #133)
  • True Believers: Empyre – Anelle (Reprinting Fantastic Four #37)
  • True Believers: Empyre – Hulkling (Reprinting Young Avengers #11)
  • True Believers: Empyre – Quoi (Reprinting Avengers: Celestial Quest #3)
  • True Believers: Empyre – Swordsman (Reprinting Avengers #19)
  • True Believers: Empyre – Galactus (Reprinting Fantastic Four #257)
  • True Believers: Empyre – She-Hulk (Reprinting Savage She-Hulk #1)
  • True Believers: Empyre – Vision (Reprinting Giant-Size Avengers #4)
  • True Believers: Empyre – Lyja (Reprinting Fantastic Four #357)

Facsimile Editions

Facsimile Editions are reprints which reproduce comic book issues as they were originally produced. This includes all the advertisements, letters pages, and editorial messages. They’re a fun time capsule and an accessible way to read some of the pricier comics in the secondary market.

  • Incredible Hulk #182
  • Thor #229

Collected Editions

Are you more of a trade-waiter? Check out below the trade paperback collections, both recent and classic, that you can jump right into.

Black Widow by Waid And Samnee: The Complete Collection cover by Chris Samnee and Matt Wilson.
Black Widow by Waid And Samnee: The Complete Collection cover by Chris Samnee and Matt Wilson.

Black Widow by Waid And Samnee: The Complete Collection

Written by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee. Art by Chris Samnee.

What Marvel says:

Collects Black Widow (2016) #1-12.

A knockdown, drag-out tale of action and espionage! The award-winning creative team supreme of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee takes Natasha Romanoff to new heights — by forcing her out on the lam! The world’s greatest superspy has a lifetime of secrets — and when some of the darkest ones are made public, nobody is safe. As S.H.I.E.L.D. turns on its once-greatest asset, the Widow seeks out her own answers. But will Natasha’s hunt for the Weeping Lion send her back to the one place she never wanted to go? There’s an all-too-familiar room with a dark new name in the Widow’s future. And there awaits the deadly Recluse — who’s fixated on proving her worth by killing Natasha!

What How to Love Comics says:

Fresh off their amazing run on Daredevil, Mark Waid and Chris Smanee teamed -up for a 12-issue run on Black Widow. With big espionage action and great cartooning, their run of Black Widow is a must-read.

Black Widow by Waid And Samnee: The Complete Collection is available on March 4th.

Black Widow Marvel Team-Up cover by Al Milgrom.
Black Widow: Marvel Team-Up cover by Al Milgrom.

Black Widow: Marvel Team-Up

Written by Chris Claremont, Tom DeFalco, Bill Mantlo, Roger McKenzie, Jim Owsley, and Marv Wolfman. Art by Bobo Brown, Sal Buscema, Ron Frenz, Greg Larocque, and Will Meugniot.

What Marvel says:

Collects: Marvel Two-In-One (1974) #10; Marvel Team-Up (1972) #57, 82-85, 98, 140-141; material from Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #53, 70, 93.

The world’s greatest superspy in her finest team-ups! First, the terror group Sword of Judgment threatens the end of the world — unless Natasha Romanoff and the Thing can stop them! Then, Spider-Man and the Widow form an arachnid double act to take on the Silver Samurai! But when they meet again, why does Natasha think she’s a teacher named Nancy Rushman?! Maybe Nick Fury and Shang-Chi can help unravel the mystery of the Widow’s double life! Plus: When a young man is wrongfully accused, Natasha must cross paths with old flame Daredevil. And it’s all-out action when the Black Widow teams up with Silver Sable and Darkstar!

What How to Love Comics says:

Before Black Widow ever had her own series, Marvel’s great superspy featured in team books, co-starred in Daredevil, and partnered with many heroes in team-ups in one-off stories. This collection collects the later, focusing on throughout the mid-70s to the early 90s.

Black Widow: Marvel Team-Up is available on March 11th.

The Web Of Black Widow cover by Jung-Geun Yoon.
The Web Of Black Widow cover by Jung-Geun Yoon.

The Web Of Black Widow

Written by Jody Houser. Art by Stephen Mooney.

What Marvel says:

Collects The Web Of Black Widow (2019) #1-5.

The spy tale of the century! Natasha Romanoff is the deadliest spy in the Marvel Universe and the beating heart of the Avengers. But when a mysterious figure starts exploiting her murky past, the Widow must go underground and off the grid! Who can she trust in this web of deceit? And more important, can her friends trust her anymore? Natasha must run down all the names from her past — starting with Tony Stark and Bucky Barnes! The Widow and the Winter Soldier have quite a history — but when they reunite, they may wind up without a future. Fellow Black Widow Yelena Belova comes calling, but can she help Natasha rise above her past? And when the Widow targets Hawkeye, she might find herself shot through the heart!

What How to Love Comics says:

If you want the most recent adventures of Black Widow then this is the trade paperback that you’ll want to read.

The Web Of Black Widow is available on March 4th.

Annihilation: Scourge cover by Josemaria Casanovas.
Annihilation: Scourge cover by Josemaria Casanovas.

Annihilation: Scourge

Written by Dan Abnett, Christos N Gage, Michael Moreci, and Matthew Rosenberg. Art by Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque, Paul Davidson, Manuel Garcia, Diego Olortegui, Juanan Ramirez, and Ibrahim Roberson.

What Marvel says:

Collects Annihilation — Scourge: Alpha, Nova, Silver Surfer, Beta Ray Bill, Fantastic Four And Omega.

There is only survival! Something is stirring in the Negative Zone — something the Marvel Universe isn’t ready for! Can Nova assemble a team powerful enough to tackle this burgeoning threat — or is it already too late to stop its descent upon the galaxy? For the greatest champions of the cosmos, this is only the beginning. Now, Nova must put aside old grudges to fight alongside Annihilus! The Silver Surfer’s new status quo leaves him helpless as a spacefaring Scourge wreaks havoc! Beta Ray Bill will fight back the oncoming horde — or die trying! And the Fantastic Four return to the Negative Zone — a place filled with terrifying memories! In the face of the Annihilation, there is no more room in the cosmos for heroes or villains!

What How to Love Comics says:

If you’re a fan of cosmic adventures, big action, and even bigger stakes then the collection to this mini-crossover event will be right up your alley.

Annihilation: Scourge is available on March 11th.

Rocket Raccoon And Groot: Tall Tails

Written by Skottie Young and Nick Kocher. Art by Filipe Andrade, Brett B Bean, Aaron Conley, Jay Fosgitt, and Michael Walsh.

What Marvel says:

Collects Rocket Raccoon & Groot (2016) #1-10.

There’s a new criminal mastermind in the galaxy, and it’s – Rocket Raccoon?! How did this happen? Groot knows, but he’s not talking! Well, he is talking, but all he’s saying is – Oh, you know. Diabolical danger, madcap mysteries and astonishing adventure abound in tall tales of everyone’s favorite cosmic double act! Then, Rocket and Groot put the “fun” in “funeral” — but any mirth is only hiding a certain raccoon-like critter’s grief at the death of his mentor in conartistry. And when Captain Marvel enlists her Guardians of the Galaxy pals to fight in CIVIL WAR II, surely it won’t divide these BFFs. After all, they are Groot, right? All that, plus the unbelievable Gwenpool! If you love adventure, animals, outer space and just about anything in between, this is the book for you!

What How to Love Comics says:

A fun collection of tales with Rocket Racoon and Groot that has plenty of laughs and excellent cartooning. If you’re a fan of humour comics then you’ll certainly get a laugh out of these stories.

Rocket Raccoon And Groot: Tall Tails is available on March 11th.

Black Panther And The Agents Of Wakanda Volume 1: Eye Of The Storm cover by Jorge Molina.
Black Panther And The Agents Of Wakanda Volume 1: Eye Of The Storm cover by Jorge Molina.

Black Panther And The Agents Of Wakanda Volume 1: Eye Of The Storm

Written by Jim Zub. Art by Scot Eaton and Lan Medina.

What Marvel says:

Collects Black Panther And The Agents Of Wakanda (2019) #1-5.

Our first line of defense in a world under siege from all sides! From the pages of Jason Aaron’s AVENGERS come the Agents of Wakanda — assembled by the Black Panther to fight the foes that Earth’s Mightiest can’t! Vampires. Aliens. Angry fish kings. T’Challa’s handpicked Agents can handle it all. But as Wakanda makes waves on the world’s map, not everyone is a fan. Now, General Okoye and T’Challa will take Gorilla-Man, Ka-Zar and the Wasp on a global fight for survival! But when a source of dark energy emanates from a small Oklahoma town, is it a super villain – or a savior? What if the greatest threat to Earth – is the moon? And can the squad keep a S.H.I.E.L.D. cache of experimental technology out of Deadpool’s hands?

What How to Love Comics says:

This series featuring an under-the-radar team lead by Black Panther has been fun and bombastic. They take on big threats that no one knows to exist and do it in spectacular fashion.

Black Panther And The Agents Of Wakanda Volume 1: Eye Of The Storm is available on March 18th.

Captain America Epic Collection: Blood Glory cover by Rik Levins.
Captain America Epic Collection: Blood Glory cover by Rik Levins.

Captain America Epic Collection: Blood Glory

Written by Mark Gruenwald, D.G. Chichester, and Margaret Clark. Art by Larry Alexander, Klaus Janson, Kevin Kobasic, and Rik Levins.

What Marvel says:

Collects Captain America (1968) #398-410, Punisher/Captain America: Blood & Glory (1992) #1-3.

Cap like you’ve never seen him before! First, it’s Captain America’s landmark 400th issue — and while Operation: Galactic Storm rages around him, Steve Rogers must face a gauntlet of his most formidable foes! But will the cosmic conflict’s fallout sunder the Avengers? Then, prepare for one of the wildest Cap stories ever as Steve is transformed into a howling mad Cap-Wolf! Other werewolves, including Man-Wolf, Werewolf by Night and the New Mutants’ Wolfsbane, join the fur-flying fun — as do Wolverine and Cable! But who will be the leader of the pack? Plus: When Crossbones captures Diamondback, it’s Cap and the Falcon to the rescue! But where’s D-Man? And Steve joins Frank Castle in a brutal battle for blood and glory!

What How to Love Comics says:

In this 400-page Epic Collection, we get a trove of Captain America from the early 90s. There are team-ups galore in era including The Punisher, Wolverine, Falcon, and plenty of others. Oh, and don’t forget the story where Cap turns into a werewolf too aka Capwolf!

Captain America Epic Collection: Blood Glory is available on March 18th.

Wolverine Epic Collection: Inner Fury cover by Dwayne Turner.
Wolverine Epic Collection: Inner Fury cover by Dwayne Turner.

Wolverine Epic Collection: Inner Fury

Written by Larry Hama, D.G. Chichester, Peter David, Fabian Nicieza, and John Ney Rieber. Art by Jim Fern, Richard Howell, Adam Kubert, Andy Kubert, Bill Sienkiewicz, Mark Texeira, Dwayne Turner, and Kent Williams.

What Marvel says:

Collects Wolverine (1988) #69-75, Wolverine: Inner Fury (1992) #1, Wolverine: Killing (1993) #1, Wolverine: Global Jeopardy (1993) #1, Sabretooth (1993) #1-4, X-Men (1991) #25.

Magneto tears Wolverine’s world apart! First, Logan intervenes in a Hydra experiment, but a nanite infection has unexpected effects on him! Then, Wolverine takes Rogue and Jubilee on a mission to the Savage Land — where Sauron has risen again! And in Australia, Wolverine and Jubilee battle a suddenly sentient Sentinel — and Jubilee confronts her past! Logan’s world tour continues when he’s lured to Tibet by a group seeking to claim his remarkable abilities! And Sabretooth takes the spotlight — but what is his surprising connection to Mystique? Finally, the X-Men face off against Magneto in a truly savage showdown — but when Magneto crosses a horrifying line, will Wolverine ever be the same again?!

What How to Love Comics says:

This 460 pages page collection, collects material from 1993 leading up to the massive event which happened to Wolverine in X-Men: Fatal Attractions. (I won’t spoil it for you). If you love big action then these Wolverine comics will not disappoint.

Wolverine Epic Collection: Inner Fury is available on March 11th.

Thor Epic Collection: Into The Dark Nebula cover by John Romita Sr.
Thor Epic Collection: Into The Dark Nebula cover by John Romita Sr.

Thor Epic Collection: Into The Dark Nebula

Written by Gerry Conway, Stan Lee, and Len Wein. Art by John Buscema and Sal Buscema.

What Marvel says:

Collects Thor (1966) #195-216.

Death is not the end! When Odin sends Thor on a quest to the World’s End, Loki loses the Mangog — a monster powered by the anger and hatred of a billion beings! It’s an all-out epic that leads to the tragic death of Odin — but when Pluto comes to claim Odin’s soul, a war with Hela, queen of the dead, erupts. What will become of the All-Father? Then, Ego Prime goes on a time-twisting, evolution-bending rampage — and once the dust settles, Thor and company find themselves exiled from Asgard! Seeing his opportunity, Ulik, king of the Trolls, attempts to wrest Mjolnir from Thor and conquer Earth. The action leads directly into the Dark Nebula — where the 4-D Man and Xorr stand between Thor and the life of Lady Sif!

What How to Love Comics says:

This is a collection of Thor tales that mix the epic with the bombastic. While the Thor comics of the early 70s don’t often get a mention, there are plenty of fun tales to enjoy.

Thor Epic Collection: Into The Dark Nebula is available on March 25th.

Taskmaster: The Right Price cover by Alex Garner.
Taskmaster: The Right Price cover by Alex Garner.

Taskmaster: The Right Price

Written by M. Zachary Sherman, Ken Siu-Chong, and Fred Van Lente. Art by Jefte Palo, Khoi Pham, and Udon Studios.

What Marvel says:

Collects Taskmaster (2002) #1-4, Taskmaster (2010) #1-4, material from Marvel Comics Presents (2007) #2, Age of Heroes (2010) #3.

No job is too tough for Taskmaster! First up: corporate sabotage against Stark Industries under the employ of Iron Man’s on-again, off-again foe Sunset Bain! But that soon brings the Taskmaster into direct contact with Tony Stark himself — and a SWAT team loaded for bear! But nothing will keep the multiskilled merc from his million-dollar payout – Viva Las Vegas! Then, are you prepared for the Taskmaster’s secret origin? He has trained henchmen for every terrorist organization and criminal cartel in the Marvel Universe. So when word spreads that the Taskmaster has turned traitor, a billion-dollar bounty is put on his head. To keep himself safe, the Taskmaster must attempt his hardest task of all: figuring out who he really is!

What How to Love Comics says:

With Taskmaster featuring in both the Marvel’s Avengers video game and the upcoming Black Widow movie, Marvel is making sure that everything and anything Taskmaster is collected. This collection includes a more modern selection of books than February’s Taskmaster: Anything You Can Do… including some of the mercenary’s solo outings.

Taskmaster: The Right Price is available on March 18th.

Doctor Doom Volume 1: Pottersville cover by ACO.
Doctor Doom Volume 1: Pottersville cover by ACO.

Doctor Doom Volume 1: Pottersville

Written by Christopher Cantwell. Art by Salvador Larroca.

What Marvel says:

Collects Doctor Doom (2019) #1-5.

Victor Von Doom is at a crossroads. Wrestling with visions of an entirely different life — a better future — the lord of Latveria offers mankind a stark warning about the folly of a trillion-dollar global effort to create the first artificial black hole. But when a catastrophic act of terrorism kills thousands, the prime suspect is…Doom! Left with no homeland, no armies, no allies — indeed, nothing at all — will Doctor Doom’s reign come to an abrupt end? Forced to seek out an old “frenemy” for help, Victor will go through hell — literally! And his old foe Mephisto is waiting for him there! Doom will have to battle Taskmaster, M.O.D.O.K., the Blue Marvel and more — but can he clear his accursed name?

What How to Love Comics says:

Filmmaker Christopher Cantwell has found the perfect angle for Doctor Doom by taking him out of his element. With it, he should be able to push Doom in different directions and create a villain book that has enough steam to go for as long as he wants.

Doctor Doom Volume 1: Pottersville is available on March 25th.

Future Fight Firsts cover by In-Hyuk Lee.
Future Fight Firsts cover by In-Hyuk Lee.

Future Fight Firsts

Written by Alyssa Wong. Art by Alé Garza, Jon Lam, Kevin Libranda, and Gang Hyuk Lim.

What Marvel says:

Collects Future Fight Firsts: Crescent and Io (2019) #1, Future Fight Firsts: Luna Snow (2019) #1, Future Fight Firsts: White Fox (2019) #1.

The breakout stars of the Marvel Future Fight mobile game feature in action-packed adventures! See how Dan Bi, a young girl from South Korea, first brought an ancient mystical bear spirit into the modern world — and how this unlikely duo became the evil-smashing team known as Crescent and Io! K-pop sensation Seol Hee already has the power to melt fans’ hearts — but as crimefighter Luna Snow, she can also freeze her enemies! Discover how she juggles life as an international pop star with being a costumed hero! And Ami Han is White Fox: a superspy and the last of the kumiho, a mystical race of shape-shifters. But who was she before she became White Fox — and what happened to the rest of the kumiho? Also featuring the far-out Future Avengers!

What How to Love Comics says:

This collection of stories focuses on the characters that were introduced in the Marvel Future Fight mobile game. This is a perfect collection for fans of the game who want to know more about characters such as Luna Snow, White Fox, Cresent, and Io.

Future Fight Firsts is available from March 25th.

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