Friday, December 19, 2014

SWEET AS: The Top 6 From Marvel's March 2015 Solicitations

When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it's 'Sweet as'. When I look at Marvel Comics' March 2014 solicits, these six make the 'Sweet As' grade:

ALL-NEW HAWKEYE #1 The avenging archers are back!
Hawkeye returns, with Kate Bishop, his trusted ward and protégé back at his side (not titles she would use). Team Hawkeye is thrown into an adventure spanning two generations of avenging archers. Past and present lives collide as Kate and Clint face a threat that will challenge everything they know about what it means to be Hawkeye. (W) Jeff Lemire (A) Ramon Perez

VISION: YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW TPB (W) Geoff Johns and Roy Thomas (A) Ivan Reis and John Buscema

The android Avenger goes solo! His memories downloaded and stolen, a partially amnesiac Vision must seek help from the reluctant granddaughter of his creator, to defeat a technological terror programmed by the Nazis! The newly escaped Gremlin will not be denied its mission in the present day — even if it must reprogram and erase the Vision’s humanity in the process! Plus: the synthezoid’s fantastic first appearance, as Ultron sends him to destroy the Avengers! Collecting Vision (2002) #1-4 and Avengers (1963) #57.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.1 Spiral begins here! The underworld is in a constant flux and has been since the Kingpin got taken out. That war is heating up and Spidey’s going to do something about it. But he’s not the only one - Police Captain Yuri Watanabe is trying to curtail the madness both in her day job and as the vigilante The Wraith. Do she and Spidey play by the same rules? (W) Gerry Conway (A) Carlo Barberi


FANTASTIC FOUR #644 The most controversial FF story of the century! Will the Thing survive the world-wide attack from the twisted heroes and creatures of Franklin’s Heroes Reborn Universe? Will Sleepwalker lead Sue, Jim Hammond and Namor into a nightmare scenario? Reed Richards vs The Quiet Man! (W James Robinson (A) Leonard Kirk

DARTH VADER #3 When a Dark Lord needs help, who can he turn to? Meet Aphra—the galaxy’s foremost raider of lost weaponry! Plus: could these be the deadly droids she’s looking for? Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. (W) Kieron Gillen (A) Salvador Larroca

GUARDIANS 3000 #6 The past isn’t what it used to be... as the Guardians are about to find out at great cost! Even with allies like Star-Lord and the last Nova at their side, can the Guardians meet their greatest challenge ever.... not just guarding the galaxy, but saving the Universe? (A) Dan Abnett (A) Gerardo Sandoval

 What do you think?  Full Marvel March 2015 solicitations here.


  1. I read the article on about this Quiet Man guy who's behind all the problems the FF's been facing lately, and supposedly since the very beginning of their carreers. I'm assuming this is a new guy, because I don't remember him existing before.
    So this is the guy who takes out the FF huh?
    Man, that's got to piss of Doom right?

  2. Sure does Dale - although the reason it made my highlights wasn't so much the series ending, but Sleepwalker is in it! How cool is that - must be that time at Marvel where all copyrights need renewing, but still that sells it for me!