Friday, October 07, 2022

Marvel's December previews reviewed

This is the cover of Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1, in which the hero is apparently a cat. Maybe this new series is really a What If...Miles Morales Were a Cat? series...? No, wait a minute, this is just a cover for Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1; there are several others where he appears as a normal, non-cat human being. Apparently one of the new variant schemes is "cats." 

That sort of explains the cover of The Fantastic Fur, er, Fantastic Four, where the heroes appear as furries, then:

Seriously, Comics. Why are you so weird?

The cover on this seems a bit weird to me, with Iceman looking off-model even if they were going for his first-appearance look, but regardless, this is a pretty nice package. Origins of Marvel Comics: Marvel Tales #1 offers reprints of the first issues of Fantastic Four, X-Men and The Avengers by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and Amazing Fantasy #15 by Lee and Steve Ditko Those are four single-issue stories that became founding pillars of what would eventually be known as the Marvel Universe, all yours for just $7.99. 

If you have reservations about the cover, it also comes in one more appropriate for furries fans too:

Monica Rambeau: Photon #1 by writer  Eve L. Ewing and artist  Michael Sta. Maria seems oddly timed to me—it's been a few years since Rambeau debuted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we're still a few years out from when she'll presumably reappear in The Marvels—but I guess it will be good to have a trade paperback starring the character available if and when future would-be readers come into the shop and ask if there are any Monica Rambeau comics. 

The cover for Peter Parker & Miles Morales: Spider-Men Double Trouble #2 a few more than six sinister foes of Spider-Man, so it looks like we'll get to see art team Gurihiru's takes on a whole bunch of other Marvel characters. That's great; Gurihiru's Green Goblin in Spider-Man & Venom was a delight, and these all look fairly delightful too. 

X-Treme X-Men #2 has a legitimately awesome homage cover tom 1963's X-Men #1. In fact, one might even say it's extremely awesome. 

1 comment:

Anthony Strand said...

The Marvels comes out in July 2023, so just 7 months after this comic comes out!