Friday, September 13, 2013

SWEET AS: The Best From Marvel Comics' December 2013 Solicitations

When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it's 'Sweet as'. From the final issue of Scarlet Spider to Inhuman, Origin II and Peter Parker, yes Peter Parker, when I'm looking at the best and new releases from Marvel Comics for December 2013, these hits are truly 'Sweet As':


No it's not a Road Runner trap. While not very Christmassy, some covers just lasso you as a reader. This one with a Kaine at the end of his rope, or web, proves even when you win, you lose.

Marvel says: LAST DEVASTATING ISSUE! It’s over. Kaine did his best to be a hero. He failed. What about Houston?! Who lives? Who dies? Is there a place for the Scarlet Spider in this world?

(W) David Morrell (A) Klaus Janson

One year after his death at the hands of the Superior Spider-Man – PETER PARKER IS BACK! With a blizzard crippling New York City, Spider-Man must protect the city – but Aunt May’s life is in danger!


(W) Matt Fraction (A) Olivier Coipel
The Marvel Universe has changed. The Avengers find themselves face to face with Karnak, who has discovered the secret of the Inhumans, one that will shake the Marvel U to its core.

ORIGIN II #1 (OF 5) 
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Adam Kubert
Post ORIGIN, James Howlett is running with the wolves…until something unexpected brings him back to civilization and he falls afoul of someone Sinister. Someone who’s just discovering mutantkind and the horrors he can visit upon them.

(W) Matt Kindt (A) Paul Davidson
Inhuman chrysalises have appeared across the world…some want them, some want to destroy them…and students from the Avengers Academy and the Jean Grey School are caught in the crossfire! 

(W) Kathryn Immonen (A) David Lafuente
It’s Christmas Eve in Avengers Tower and Cap’s all alone on. Or is he?

(W) Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (A) Matteo Lolli
The Thunderbolts’ new mission? KILL DOCTOR STRANGE, by the creators of Thrilling Adventure Hour! 

(W) Mark Waid (A) Mahmud Asrar
Before Banner and Stark became heroes, they built weapons. But who inspired them? Now S.H.I.E.L.D. must send HULK and IRON MAN to retrieve one of the greatest weapon designers of all time.

(W) Joe Keatinge (A) Piotr Kowalski
The indie voices of Joe Keatinge (Glory) and Piotr Kowalski (Sex) place Banner in a desperate race through Paris! Who is hunting him—and how are they both transforming into Hulks? 

 What do you think?  For the full list of Marvel's December 2013 solicitations, click the jump!


  1. Well, Im loving the idea of Karnak of the Inhumans taking on the Avengers, prob single-handed too. Reminds me of the time Karate Kid took on the entire Fatal Five and won.
    Karnak is perpetually underused, and is always tagging along behind Gorgon [the Beast to his Iceman] so looking forward to this.
    Superior Spidey? I did hear that Doc Ock took over his body for a year so what happened to Peter Parker in the meantime, I don't read the Spidey books as there are too many to keep track of.

  2. Dan Im trying to post something on Dales blog but after extensive trying all I get is this message; 'your HTML cannot be accepted it must be at least 4600 characters' do you know what this means or why I cant post anything, thanks in advance.

  3. I had that just before too Karl, but it let me in on the second go. Hope it's resolved for you too.

    Pete and Doc Oct in a few issues I've read have fought for the mindspace from what I can tell, but don't quote me - I think Amazing Spider-Man #700 will reveal all!

    I'm the same as a fan of the other Inhumans! Triton is my favourite. Hopefully they'll all get a big boost in the coming months as this book nears and look who they are drawn by. Who could be better?