Sunday, December 16, 2012

COVER SHOTS: The Best From Marvel Comics' March 2013 Solicitations

See that's the reason girl hair could be advantageous. If it was like Medusa's, you could hold many things at once, handy in many situations, if not just when at your nearest buffet. Marvel's character library has even more titles in it then even this Inhuman lassie can languish after though, and from all their March 2013 solicitations, these are the best covers from the house of ideas.


No, it's not a real toy package shamelessly enough, nor is it the opening to the joke 'A cyborg, an Asgardian and a mutant Native American walk into a bar...' Though if they are there to kick arse and save the world, maybe it is. You'll have to by the book (not the toy) to find out first though.

Marvel says: Dani Moonstar joins the Defenders! Valkyrie and Misty prepare to take on the Doom Maidens. Plus: A closer look at our sadistic new villain!

CLOSE CONTENDERS: (Click to enlarge)

Ultimates #22
Dave Bullock

See, you can still do Steranko's Nick Fury and infuse plenty of your own style as well. Captain America, HYDRA goons and a trippy swirlie pattern, its enough reason to buy the book all on its own (which I guess is actually the point of a cover when you think about it)!

Indestructible Hulk #5
Leinil Francis Yu

You know what Marvel needs? A decent lifeguard. Here Hulk obviously went swimming outside the flags and it cost him dearly. Now as he pays for not heeding the marketing slogan, Attuma walks right on past and doesn't even offer help. He's to busy trying to takeover the world, but that's males for you.

 What do you think?  Sound off below. For March 2013 solicits from other publishers as they're released click here, or for Marvel's full March line-up, follow the jump!


  1. Man, I love Dani. I've always loved Dani, from way back when she was a New Mutant. That's almost enough to make me want to read The Fearless Defenders. If I were to buy another book. Which, you know, I'm NOT.

  2. Im likin the lineup too so far as well Random (crosses fingers next female in the Marvel Birds of Prey is Spider-Woman (Julia)). That might make me reach for it too, when in all seriousness I should actually trim back the pull list I have.

  3. Im loving that Medusa pic; is it a variant cover for the ff comic [we FF fans use the lower-case ff to differentiate future foundation from the main Fantastic Four book]?
    I like the retro Nick Fury pic too, very Steranko-lite!

    My mum's funeral is this coming Wednesday so I wont be posting anything till past then, perhaps the week after.

  4. Dan, that Fearless Defenders cover would have been for the "Cover i'm digging right now" thing you used to do along the right hand column.

  5. Thought you'd like that one Dave!

    Karl, it's actually the cover for ff in March - I actually hated cropping it, but you are right, it is an awesome sight!

    I'm flying back to New Zealand today for the holidays, so frantically checking I have everything. Like all IADW readers you take care over the holiday period and go easy on yourself and take whatever time you need for yourself in every way. All us regulars will be thinkin of you.

  6. Like Dan says karl. Many condolences to you and your family.

  7. Dan, Fearless Defenders looks exciting. The cover brings three of my favorite things. comics and Action figures. I'm definitely going to give it a look see.

    Atuma is back? Great, I been waiting on this guy to come back strong. hope he sticks around.

  8. Hey OA good to have ya pop up again mr! I agree, last time I saw Attuma was in Alpha Flight, but seeing Yu draw him, well thats just going to be something else!

  9. Shame to hear about your mom man. I'm just an e-mail or click away if you ever need to talk or whatever. I'm here for ya' mate:)

    Loving that Dave Bollock Steranko cover. His art reminds me of Darwyn Cooke a lot.

    Nice bit about Attuma. he could stand to be built back up into a serious threat again.

    And that Moonstar cover is friggin' sweet! And don't worry, come next year soon, there'll be a ML Dani Moonstar figure coming out soon in the next wave.

  10. Sounds like Disney is getting the Star Wars movies up and running quick next year Dale. Maybe Marvel will have to tie in to it's parent franchise for a month and do a Star Wars crossover. Dani's bow vs lightsaber. What do you reckon?

  11. Lightsaber all the way, and this is from a guy who's not a big Star Wars fan. Consequently, I won't mind having one to carve the Thanksgiving day Turkey and Christmas Ham, like on that one episode of How I met Your Mother.