Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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

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


TRUE BELIEVERS: INFINITY GAUNTLET #1 What can you get for a dollar? TRUE BELIEVERS – special introductory comics for the low price of only $1 each. Coming this April, catch up on some of the most celebrated stories in Marvel histories before their appearance in the biggest comic event of 2015 - Secret Wars! Reprinting material from INFINITY GAUNTLET #1. 

Dan says: If Marvel movies are aiming to tell this tale over the years ahead, those who missed it should grab this first issue now. Plus, it's  art by George Perez!

 JUMP ON HERE!  UNCANNY INHUMANS #0 The industry’s best-selling artist comes to the Inhumans! The prelude to one of Marvel’s biggest launches of 2015 is here! Think you know Black Bolt? Think again, as the men who killed Wolverine show you a side of the Inhuman King you’ve never seen before! 40 PGS. (W) Charles Soule (A) Steve McNiven 

 SOUNDS LIKE AWESOME  AMAZING X-MEN #19 Has the Juggernaut returned? Is this the last stand of Colossus? (W) Chris Yost (A) Jorge Fornes


DEATHLOK #7 Deathlok is sent on a mission that he can’t stomach – what will happen when he challenges Control? Agent Hope knows the only way to Henry Hayes is through his daughter, and she enlists unlikely help to bring the girl in. Domino sets her own plan in motion… (W) Nathan Edmondson (A) Mike Perkins

DARTH VADER #4 Revenge of the Battle Droids??? Vader returns to Geonosis to build his army! The Dark Lord’s ascension continues! 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 #7 Welcome to 21st Century Earth, Guardians. Meet… The Guardians of the Galaxy! The Guardians meet the Guardians…. what could POSSIBLY go wrong? Guest starring Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Drax, Gamora, Star-Lord…and Star-Lord… and… Time-travel craziness! (A) Dan Abnett (A) Gerardo Sandoval

 What do you think?  Full Marvel's April 2015 solicitations here.


  1. I love time travel. I love it when characters meet themselves. They almost always screw themselves over. It's brilliant.
    And yes, now is the time to reread infinity gauntlet. That thing is going around like gangbusters through the libraries. People who have never read comics are reading it. Of course, then they're confused and never pick up comics again... but still.

  2. I like the True Believers' deal myswelf. Makes things more appealing for potential new fans to dip their toes in the water of previous big events at a very affordable price. Kinda of like how DC did a series of reprints a two years back with some of their older stories. Everybody wins I think.

  3. Yeah I agree Dale - I think Dark Horse were the first publisher out the blocks with $1 #1's but it's good to see that now someone has realised they don't need to be #1's but rather first issues of major story-arcs too.

    Random - I have to say, Guardians 3000 is one of my best reads right now. Dan Abnett really does just get better and better, especially when given a big canvas to draw on.