Thursday, February 19, 2015

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

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

 PICK OF THE MONTH:  SECRET WARS #1 (OF 8) Why: If anyone other than Morrison can end universes epically, it is Hickman. Marvel says: The final incursion is happening! The Marvel Universe is colliding with the Ultimate Universe - and neither will survive! 40pgs (W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Esad Ribic

 JUMP ON HERE!  ALL-NEW HAWKEYE #3 What makes a hero and what breaks a hero? Hawkeye and Hawkeye experience both, in one gloriously beautiful issue! (W) Jeff Lemire (A) Ramon Perez

 SOUNDS LIKE AWESOME  INFERNO #1 Spinning out of Secret Wars comes a new twist on an X-Men classic. 5 years ago a band of demons rose up and turned Manhattan into Hell on Earth. The X-Men fought to vanquish the demon horde and... failed. On this the fifth anniversary of the fall, Piotr Rasputin is leading a small band of mutants back into the Inferno. Colossus doesn't know what they'll find over the flames, but he knows for certain they're not coming back without his sister. (W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Javier Garron


DARTH VADER #5 Vader continues his investigation into the Emperor’s secrets... Not everyone wants him to find out the truth. Who are Vader’s mysterious new rivals? 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 #8 Stranded on 21st century Earth, the 31st century Guardians finally have a chance to locate the anomaly that is ripping the past, present and future of the Universal Time-stream apart. But locating it is one thing…preventing it is something else altogether. Shocking twists and end-of-the-World action! (A) Dan Abnett (A) Nico Leon

MASTER OF KUNG FU #1 (of 4) Welcome to the mystical land of K’UN LUN, where the study of martial arts reigns supreme! In a world where everyone is well-trained in at least some form of deadly combat, what becomes of a drunken, drop-out failure? If anyone speaks out against Emperor Zu, the price is their head! Good thing Shang-Chi’s a man of discretion and...oh, who are we kidding. This is going to get nasty. (W) Haden Blackman (A) Dalibor Talajic

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


  1. The inferno one seems interesting enough, especially with the whole "suicide trip" thing, but didn't they play that same angle in AOA?

    I'm definitely stoked though to see what Secret Wars is all about and whether or not it lives up to the hype or not. Here's hoping.....

  2. Anything that brings back Inferno (which IMO was WAAAAAYYYYYY to short - esp in the pages of Daredevil) is a good step Dale, and highlighting Colossus is just even better. Let's hope that unlike Age of Apocalypse, this alternate reality doesn't give him a red mask, because when you're body's made of metal, a mask doesn't exactly hide much.

  3. Yeah Idk what the fuck Chris Bachelo was thinking abck then putting a mask on him. He never needed one before, so WTF Chris?

    I've read previous commenter complaints about Inferno, but I'll at least give it a shot before pronouncing final sentence on it.