Friday, May 18, 2012

COVER SHOTS: The Best From Marvel Comics August 2012 Solicitations

Marvel could publish just Gambit #1 in August and I'd still declare them 'Publisher of the month'. Luckily for the House of Ideas and bad for bankruptcy firms the globe over, I'm one of those fans Marvel doesn't listen to and hence have filled their August 2012 solicitations with plenty of AvX and even Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe. Of all the covers surrounding Gambit #1, these three come up aces.

Now this feels like classic Spidey! Torn, scrawny, bleeding, hardly able to stand and yet refusing to do anything else. After AvX is done, Marvel could do a lot worse then having Cheung take over a Spider-monthly.

Marvel says: Their numbers dwindling, the Avengers stage a daring raid on the X-Men’s prison to rescue their captive members—and you won’t believe where it is! Alliances begin to change as the nature of the Phoenix becomes apparent! And in the end, it all comes down to Spider-Man!

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Avengers #29 - Mike Deodato Sure Cap's hiding from a telepath, but that's not as crazy as only sending three X-Men to take him out. Party ice for 100 and feathered pillows are just moments away.

Secret Avengers #30Art Adams Venom vs Taskmaster is a dream match-up, let alone set in a bar of third rate and under rouges or without Adams' take on the contrast in size of the two!

 What do you think?  Sound off below. For more from other publishers in August 2012 as they become available click here, or to find out the rest of Marvel's August line-up, follow the jump!


  1. Really, really nice covers as usual. Again, if only the stories inside could live up to the promise made on the cover. This especially goes for the current A vs. X thing going. It sounds like a good concept on paper, but the execution so far has alot to be desired, at least to me. I do like the re-emergence of Captain Mar-vell even though it will be short-lived. I guess he dies again to either save his people or the Avengers/X-Men? Shame really, as he outside of Jim Starlin, there hasn't really been a writer yet to truly give him the story he always deserved. maybe Lanning and Abnett/Morrison could but they won't be given the chance. Damn shame.

    Oh shameless plug, I looked a bunch of Australian slang, and then crammed as much as I could that made sense in the context of your part of the skit. Just wanted to give some good speaking parts Dan. You the man.

  2. Oh and the Spidey cover....doesn't it look more like what happens/happened to Spidey when he forgot to get the milk for Mj when they were married while she was on her period? Ha!

  3. Thanks for all that Dale! Been honest I haven't really jumped on AvsX with Image and Valiant firing up, plus the dreaded real world, I just don't have room for something that big. I like that Iron Fist is getting a push though.

    Loved the skit too on your Mr Morbid site (link in sidebar folks) - you are too talented not to be a kiwi in some way.

  4. I agree with Dale on AvsX.
    Now if Cheung will be drawing Spidey monthly I'll probably pick it again. Really, if the art sucks I can't read it and that's why I let it go for the last year (Maybe it is better already?)
    Gambit is one of the best promisses for the summer indeed. I'm eager for that.
    Marvel don't disapoint me again on Gambit's acount!

  5. Aliera, I thinkif Jim jumped on Spidey I too would join you. Just the thought on his take on Spidey's rouges gallery sends my mind spinning. It's thoughts like that that mean I just can't wait for AvsX to conclude.