Wednesday, July 11, 2012

COVER SHOTS: The Best From Marvel Comics October 2012 Solicitations

The first month of the highly hyped Marvel NOW initiative launches Thanos: Son Of Titan, Spaceknights, Daredevil: End of Days, Marvel Universe vs The Avengers and Dexter TV show-based mini series', plus Wolverine MAX, and Uncanny Avengers ongoings. But as Bendis wraps his various Avengers gigs, even bigger is the list of the books actually ending in October; X-Men Legacy, New Mutants, Uncanny X-Men, FF, Fantastic Four, Invincible Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, The Mighty Thor, and Captain America.

I know you can't make an omelette without breaking some eggs, but boy Marvel doesn't do anything by halves do they? Of all the Marvel October 2012 solicitations, these covers take top honours as the curtains rise and fall.

With writer Ed Bubaker's landmark Cap run coming to an end this issue, you would turn to the artist who was there at the start wouldn't you? Creating one another iconic image to come from the series, the only thing missing is the kitchen sink. Oh yeah, and The Invaders.

Marvel says: Final Issue. Steve Epting returns for the grand finale of Ed Brubaker’s EPIC RUN on Captain America, and the end of an era!

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Jerome Opena - Uncanny X-Force #32 Wolverine vs Sabretooth has rarely looked this feral. Victor Creed, it's good to have you back.
Steve McNiven - Amazing Spider-Man #695 Hobgoblin and The Kingpin back in a Spidey book? Ho boy, this already feels like those great Web of Spider-Man tales of the 80's. What a great cover to countdown to ASM #700!

 What do you think?  Sound off below. For October 2012 solicits from other publishers as they're released click here, or for Marvel's full October line-up, follow the jump!


  1. I like that Wolverine vs. Creed cover too, as well as the Spider-Man one.
    Nice to know I'm not alone in enjoying the classic "War of the Roses" storyline in Web of Spider-Man during the early 90's. Even though I didn't know much about The Rose at the time, it still didn't keep me from enjoying that story any less. Plus Hobgoblin's just plain fucking cool!

  2. I gotta say, I'm always a sucker for the covers of Cap with a flag. Especially when they're done well. And boy, was that one done well.

  3. It was wasn't it Random? Steve is an illegaly talented man. Dale Hobgoblin is the shiz! Easilly one of the best foes I've ever read WOS is my ultimate Spidey book ever and Ive wanted to do a comics that made me a fan post on the storyline for ages but I just can't think what one issue to spotlight most.

  4. Amazing cover with Sabretooth! Can any one tell me how he got his head back?
    I'm sure I'll love that one!

  5. I'm not exactly sure which book covered the head thing Aliera, but Sabretooth Reborn started in Wolverine #310 with art by the incredibly well-matched Simone Bianchi! That might be the best place to start.