What does the return of Wolverine mean for the Marvel Universe? How will his return effect Old Man Logan and X-23? Starting this month, we will start getting these answers and more, as the final chapter in Wolverine’s death-and-return arc concludes in the long anticipated Return of Wolverine. The initial five issue run will tell of his return, and be followed by a regular, ongoing series for the “resurrected” mutant. There is absolutely no doubt that big things are on the way for the newly-back-from-the-dead Wolverine.
Comic Book Checklists
DC Comics recently revealed they will release a “DC Icons” series in October. The series will see twenty-nine different Capes and Criminals get retro “foil” treatment. This is exciting news and means there will be plenty of opportunities for collectors to snag a favorite hero or villain on a gorgeous chromium stock.
Marvel Battle Lines--the collectible card battling mobile game--will be getting the comic book variant cover treatment this October! Artists Sujin Jo, Yoon Lee, Ju Kim, and Maxx Lim will be involved, with over 25 variants planned. Be on the lookout for some incredible art from some very impressive artists.
Frank Castle is back! Matthew Rosenberg returns to the storytelling helm with Punisher #1, part of Marvel’s Fresh Start Initiative. Italian Artist Riccardo Burchielli, best known for his work on critically acclaimed comic series “DMZ”, will be turning a few heads with his vivid illustration of one of Marvel's most controversial antiheroes.
“We’re going back to Frank Castle with a handgun and a knife, stalking the streets of New York, and getting his hands dirty"
-Matthew Rosenberg in a Marvel.com interview
With a new chapter in Frank Castle's war, we are bound to see some incredible fights and villains along with what are sure to be some hot variants. Punisher #1 will be released..
Brian Michael Bendis’s inaugural issue of Superman #1 hit shelves July 11, 2018. Hot off the heels of his successful Man of Steel six-part mini-series, the DC universe is celebrating with incredible variants from some of the hottest artists of today.
Doomsday Clock is a direct sequel to Alan Moore’s The Watchmen and continues story elements from several other DC crossover events: Superman Reborn, The Oz Effect, and The Button. This ground breaking event will conclude the New 52 & DC Rebirth storyline.
Series creator Geoff Johns felt like there was "an interesting story to be told in DC Rebirth with Doctor Manhattan and Superman." Each comic in the 12 part maxi-series will feature two covers from artist Gary Frank and colorist Brad Anderson.
The first family of comics returns in Marvel’s Fantastic Four #1! Written by Dan Slott with art by Sara Pichelli, it is expected to have a list of mind-blowing variants from artists like Artgerm, Alex Ross, George Perez and Scottie Young. The long-awaited return of Marvel's most fantastic family will absolutely be one of comic's biggest events this summer. It goes without saying that if you are picking up only one Marvel title this month, Fantastic Four #1 should be it!
After nearly ten years of incredible storytelling and character development, The Amazing Spider-Man’s Dan Slott is passing on the reins to one of Marvel's biggest and most recognizable characters. In March 2018 it was announced Nick Spence would take over creative responsibilities as part of the “Fresh Start” initiative. Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski said “This new #1, with jaw-dropping art by Ryan Ottley and Laura Martin, is not only a perfect jumping-on point for new readers–it builds on everything Dan’s been doing for the past ten years and seamlessly continues the adventures of everyone's favorite wall-crawler! Amazing Spider-Man is one of our flagships titles, steering the Marvel Universe in an exciting new direction, perfect for readers new and old.” You can find Nick Spencer’s The Amazing Spider-Man #1 on sale July 2018.
Batman and Catwoman say “I do" in DC’s Batman #50, the culmination to one of the longest running on-again, off-again “romances” in comic book history. The relationship between Selina Kyle and Bruce Wayne began in Batman’s first solo series, where Catwoman was introduced in Batman #1 during the spring of 1940, along with The Joker and Hugo Strange. She served as more of an antagonist than a true villain like Joker, with her motivations more led by greed than evil or chaos, though this did not stop her from holding her own against Batman or whomever got in her path.
Despite varying artists and writers throughout the years, each interaction of Batman and Catwoman was a subtle mixture of confrontation and flirtation. Finally, over 75 years later, “The Bat and The Cat” are finally tying the knot and fans have plenty to celebrate. Expect not only the happy union of Bruce and Selina in Batman #50, but also over 20 variants (and counting) from an all-star lineup of artists like Tyler Kirkham, Francesco Mattina, Frank Cho, and many more. Batman #50 is an unforgettable and momentous occasion in comic book history!