Lehdet ja kirjat
Dav Pilkey: Koiramies ja Kisulii
Neljäs riemukas Koiramies-sarjakuvakirja Kapteeni Kalsarin tekijältä.
Koiramies on palannut – tällä kertaa kehrrrräävän apurin kanssa.
Eräänä aamuna paikalle saapuu kisunvahti, rouva Epäilyliekki, joka laulaa lauluja ja muistuttaa aika lailla Maija Poppasta.
Kun kuuluisa elokuvatähti katoaa, Koiramies ja Kisulii joutuvat tosi toimiin!
Pysyvätkö sankarit oikeilla jäljillä vai harhauttaako pahis Pete, Maailman Häijyin Kissa, heidät väärille poluille?
Dav Pilkeyn supersuositut, neliväriset Koiramies-sarjakuvakirjat naurattavat kaikenikäisiä lukijoita.
Hullunhauskoissa tarinoissa juhlitaan hyväsydämisten voittoa ja korostetaan empatian merkitystä.
Kirjat sopivat erinomaisesti myös vasta lukemista aloitteleville.
Tommi Musturin uusin sarjakuva on 10-osainen lehtimuotoinen oudon scifin eepos FUTURE.
Kokonaisuus kietoo lukijansa tarinoiden verkostoon, hyppien eri aikatasoilla ja paikoissa eri puolilla universumia.
FUTURE on sarjakuvallinen keidas, joka pursuaa erilaisia tyylejeä ja kerrontatapoja.
Samaan aikaan se on myös vitaalinen ja yllättävä teos, joka saa lukijansa sekä nauramaan että kauhistumaan.
Visions on upcoming, bad dreams, boring monologues, future trash investigations, cavemen and -women, ancient feelings, digital takeovers and all the else in full-bloom of all the colours of CMYK.
Dav Pilkey: Koiramies – Kirppujen herra
Kun ajat ovat kovat, ja seuraukset julmat, yllättävä sankari nousee! Viides hykerryttävän hauska Koiramies-kirja.
Ernon ja Huukon opettaja on määrännyt oppilaat lukemaan klassikkoja.
Nyt vuorossa on Kärpästen herra. Huuko paljastaa Ernolle, ettei oikeastaan ole lukenut kirjaa, mutta on nähnyt leffat monta kertaa. Mitkä ihmeen leffat? hämmästelee Erno. Kärpästen herra ei ole sama asia kuin Sormusten herra!
Kirjallisuuden inspiroimina pojat ryhtyvät luomaan uutta Koiramies-tarinaa, Kirppujen herraa.Mukana seikkailuissa ovat tietysti myös Pete, maailman häijyin kissa ja Pikku-Pete, maailman paras kisu.
Ja kun vaara nostaa päätään, Pikku-Pete muuttuu Kisuliiksi, Koiramies Haun ritariksi ja robotti 80-HD Salamahemmoksi!
Tatsuki Fujimoto: Fire Punch 4
In a frozen dystopia where inhabitants eat flesh to survive, can the destructive powers of fire bring salvation?
In the not-too-distant past, the Ice Witch blankets the world in snow, starvation, and madness, leading the inhabitants to seek their salvation in fire.
With that, an unusual destiny unfolds for two young orphans, Agni and Luna, blessed with the ability to regenerate. But will this ability prove to be more of a curse than a blessing?
Boss, the leader of the Behemdorg escapees, finds he’s at a disadvantage when fighting the soldiers who continue pursuing them.
But all that changes with the sudden appearance of a mysterious spear-wielding girl and a masked man, who are willing to lend their aid.
Meanwhile, will Agni have to perform that certain act once again for those who revere him?!
Tatsuki Fujimoto: Fire Punch 5
After painful words are unleashed and Togata’s secret is finally exposed, the revelations leave Agni shaken.
Knowing he must face his destiny, Agni seeks out the man at the root of all of his suffering!
Tatsuki Fujimoto: Chainsaw Man 3
Broke young man + chainsaw dog demon = Chainsaw Man!
Denji was a small-time devil hunter just trying to survive in a harsh world. After being killed on a job, he is revived by his pet devil-dog Pochita and becomes something new and dangerous—Chainsaw Man!
A mysterious devil is demanding Denji’s heart!
But will the devil hunters from Division 4 agree to this deal to save themselves?
Or will Denji have to do what Denji does best–turn into a chainsaw and carve up everything that gets in his way?!
Tatsuki Fujimoto: Fire Punch 6
In order to absorb all life, Judah has been turned into a massive tree by the Ice Witch.
And just as Agni loses his will to live, Judah’s sorrowful pleas for death echo in his ear.
What will await the world after its destruction and rebirth is complete?
Makoto Okazaki is changing.
Having turned his former bully Yuuki into a strange kind of friend, he’s been forced to help confront Yuuki’s own tormentors.
But even if Makoto’s bizarre new physiology might solve one problem, it is creating others.
And behind all of Makoto’s problems lurk horrifying questions: Who was the girl who attacked him? What is happening to his body?
Why is he still so thirsty?
Tatsuki Fujimoto: Fire Punch 7
With his promise to Tena imprinted on his mind, Agni can only enjoy an inauthentic peace coated thickly with lies.
His existence blames, tortures and undermines him, becoming an affliction worse than the anger, pain and madness he’d experienced as Fire Punch.
As Agni searches desperately for an escape from this hell, an old friend suddenly appears.
After succumbing to the urge to drink Yuuki’s blood, Makoto and Yuuki escape from the dangerous Saku with their lives…or at least, with what’s left of them.
As Makoto, and now Yuuki, deal with their growing thirst for blood, the two struggle to hold onto what’s left of their humanity – and resist the urge to hurt the ones they love.
But when Nora offers Makoto a form of salvation, will he accept, turning his back on his family and friends, or can he find a way to continue living in the only world he’s ever known?
Tatsuki Fujimoto: Fire Punch 8
Agni’s body is once again engulfed in flames, and he burns everyone and everything in his path on his way to Judah.
Sun’s blind belief explodes into fury as his savior Agni becomes the villain!
Will it be an inferno of revenge or a redeeming light finally end this frozen world?!
Makoto begs Nora to undo the horrific change she has wrought upon his body, even as Yuuki is increasingly consumed by his own thirst.
Unaware of his escalating taste for violence, Yuuki’s girlfriend Nao is convinced that her affection can tame the beast he is becoming.
But even if the love of a girl will be enough to stop the body count from rising, Makoto is coming to realize that he’s merely the newest player in a very old war…
Shuzo Oshimi: Blood on the Tracks 3
The last days of summer creep toward a violent climax…
Seiichi’s family begins to fall apart in the wake of his cousin’s “accident,” but nothing compares to the mental and emotional torture he undergoes as he tries to maintain some sense of self in the face of his mother’s manipulations.
Torn by his love for her, Seiichi is pushed to the breaking point and finds himself unable to speak, both literally and figuratively.
The tension continues to build in Shuzo Oshimi’s masterwork of understated psychological horror, as Seiichi falls further and further into the abyss of his mother’s unraveling psyche.
Shuzo Oshimi: Blood on the Tracks 4
Unable to process the horrifying events of the past few months, Seiichi’s anger, fear, and frustration boil over.
But even as he is haunted by the memory of his mother’s hands around his throat, he finds his voice again thanks to his classmate Fukiishi.
Their puppy love provides a tenderness he has been missing, but it quickly comes under threat from his mother’s insane jealousy…
Torn between the two women in his life, Seiichi is forced to make a choice that could bring his whole world crashing down.
Timo Ronkainen: Tintistä Fogeliin (ENNAKKOTILAUS)
ENNAKKOTILAUS. ARVIOITU ILMESTYMISPÄIVÄ 26.2.2021.
Matkoja sarjakuvan maailmoihin kolmelta vuosikymmeneltä.
Pitkän linjan sarjakuvatoimija Timo Ronkainen on valikoinut kirjaansa tekemiään sarjakuva-arvosteluja ranskalais-belgialaisista ja amerikkalaisista klassikkosarjakuvista sekä suomalaisia nykysarjakuvista ja alan tietoteoksista.
Kirjan loppuun on valikoitu muutamia sarjakuva-aiheisia esseitä.
Edith Hammar: Homo Line (ENNAKKOTILAUS)
KIRJA SAATAVILLA 2.3.2021.
Försöker slappna av i en A4 Seaside standardhytt. Vem är jag här. Lyssnar på mig själv när jag förklarar inbördeskriget för andra gången under samma veckoslut för en svensk jag inte kommer träffa igen.
Homo Line tar oss över Östersjön, från Helsingfors till Stockholm och tillbaka igen. Vilken stad är bättre? Och vad gör hemlängtan med en människa? På Homo Line blundar man inte för alkisarna, gentrifieringen och blow jobs under flygbombningarna på 1940-talet.
Seriealbumet Homo Line är Edith Hammars efterlängtade debut. Hammar slänger in läsaren i en frodig och nedgången stadsmiljö. Där vandrar berättaren omkring, fången i gränslandet mellan svensk, finsk och finlandssvensk kultur. Hen köper inga inställsamma fasader, och undrar: måste framtiden vara så fräsch?
Edith Hammar är en Tom of Finland för 2020-talet. Läs Homo Line och lär dig världens värsta svordom – den man dör av om man uttalar den mer än tre gånger.
Det är faiblesse för det absurda som livar upp; att hångla med en spårvagn, att sticka en svensk flagga i rumpan på en dalahäst.
Mike Richardson & Stan Sakai: 47 Ronin
Japan’s enduring national legend comes to comics!
The tale of the 47 Ronin and their epic mission to avenge their wronged master epitomizes the samurai code of honor, and creators Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai have done justice to their story!
Meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated, this collection of the acclaimed mini series recounts this sweeping saga of honor and violence in all its grandeur.
Opening with the tragic incident that sealed the fate of Lord Asano, 47 Ronin follows a dedicated group of Asano’s vassals on their years-long path of vengeance!
Walter Simonson: Ragnarök 3 – The Breaking of Helheim
Comics legend Walter Simonson’s epic tale of divine intrigue in the twilight of the Norse gods continues!
In the end, the gods gathered together and met their foes on the Battle Plain of Vigrid.
There, so the stories say, the gods and their Great Enemies slaughtered each other, the stars fell from the sky, Midgard itself sank into the all encompassing ocean, and the Nine Worlds were destroyed.
But not all the old stories are true.
Thor survived as did most of the Enemies while the gods went down to defeat and the Nine Worlds became one vast land of desolation.
Now, in his search for revenge, the last god standing hears the voice of one long dead and it sets him on a new course. The path he must tread will lead down into Helheim, the realm of Death, where he will encounter a host of threats–a mine of slaves charged with unearthing ore to forge god-killing swords, monstrous wolves who would tear him to shreds in their rage, and the numberless hosts of Helheim itself.
For Thor seeks the hidden fate of Hel, Queen of the Dead, one of the architects of Ragnarök, and Loki’s daughter! And, behind everything, he will discover a secret that threatens the balance of all existence.
Walter Simonson, legendary creator of Star Slammers, Manhunter and the Alien film adaptation (with Archie Goodwin), and the definitive version (after Stan and Jack) of Marvel’s Thor, presents the next thrilling chapter of his own post-Ragnarök Thor saga!
Shannon Hale & Leuyen Pham: Real Friends
When best friends are not forever . . .
Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little.
But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group.
Everyone in The Group wants to be Jen’s #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top . . . even if it means bullying others.
Now every day is like a roller coaster for Shannon. Will she and Adrienne stay friends? Can she stand up for herself? And is she in The Group–or out?
Nnedi Okorafor & David Brame: After the Rain
During a furious storm a young woman’s destiny is revealed . . . and her life is changed forever
After the Rain is a graphic novel adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor’s short story “On the Road.”
The drama takes place in a small Nigerian town during a violent and unexpected storm.
A Nigerian-American woman named Chioma answers a knock at her door and is horrified to see a boy with a severe head wound standing at her doorstep.
He reaches for her, and his touch burns like fire. Something is very wrong.
Haunted and hunted, Chioma must embrace her heritage in order to survive.
John Jennings and David Brame’s graphic novel collaboration uses bold art and colors to powerfully tell this tale of identity and destiny.
Cover: Heikki Rönkkö (Finland)
Contributors: Cátia Serrão (Portugal), Christopher Sperandio (USA), Francisco Sousa Lobo (Mozambique), Hans Nissen (Finland) Heikki Rönkkö (Finland), Iris Yan (Brazil), Jana Ribkina (Latvia), Janne Marie Dauer (Germany), Joana Mosi (Portugal), Julius Wagner (Germany), Justė Venclovaitė (Lithuania), Katharina Kulenkampff (Germany), Keren Katz (Israel), König Lü. Q. (Switzerland), Marco Quadri (Italy), Nicole Zaridze (Canada), Nikita Lavretski (Belarus), Pablo Boffelli (Argentina), Peony Gent (UK), Rikke Villadsen (Denmark), Volha Kavaliova (Belarus).
kuš! is a comics anthology from Riga with international contributors. kuš! also organizes events such as workshops and exhibitions to promote comics art in Latvia and spread new Latvian comics around the world.
More info about kuš! you can find on www.komikss.lv.
Shannon Hale & Leuyen Pham: Best Friends
Follow your heart. Find your people.
Sixth grade is supposed to be perfect. Shannon’s got a sure spot in the in-crowd called The Group, and her best friend is their leader, Jen, the most popular girl in school.
But the rules are always changing, and Shannon has to scramble to keep up.
She never knows which TV shows are cool, what songs to listen to, and who she’s allowed to talk to.
Who makes these rules, anyway? And does Shannon have to follow them?
Brian Azzarello & Eduardo Risso: Moonshine 4 – The Angel’s Share
Lou Pirlo escaped the zombie-filled bayou of New Orleans only to land down on his luck in Cleveland—living in a shanty town known as “Kingsbury Run,” which just happens to be where the very first serial killer in the US is hunting, and none other than the great Eliot Ness is on his trail.
Meanwhile, Tempest has finagled her way into the heart of Lou’s old gang in NYC, searching for her lost father, Hiram.
Werewolves, G-Men, serial killers, mobsters…what more can you ask for?
Stephanie Phillips & Dean Kotz: The Butcher of Paris
In 1944, as Swastikas flew over Paris, one of the most notorious and prolific serial killers in history turned the occupied city into his personal hunting ground.
Under the guise of opportunity and freedom, a killer preys on those desperate to flee . . . until a gruesome discovery alerts the police.
In a city on the brink of war, the hunt for a serial killer begins as a French detective races to catch the villain before the Nazis beat him to it.
Written by Stephanie Phillips ( Descendent, Devil Within) with art by Dean Kotz ( Mars Attacks), The Butcher of Paris is a historical, true crime thriller about a killer wanted by both the Nazis and allied forces for the death of nearly two-hundred victims.
Derek Landy & Federico Vinentini: Falcon & Winter Soldier – Cut Off One Head
A tale of two Caps!
An office of dead government agents.
A gifted new killer.
Two ex-Captain Americas.
When a dramatic attempt on the life of Bucky Barnes reunites him with Sam Wilson, the old friends are plunged headlong into a race to uncover the new leader of Hydra before a mass-casualty event announces the terror group’s resurgence to the world!
The clock is ticking — but who is the Natural, and how did he beat Sam and Bucky so easily?
It’s a bullet-riddled, window-smashing, table-breaking brawl for it all, and the Hydra Supreme is about to ascend!
Vision & The Scarlet Witch – The Saga of Wanda and Vision
The unlikely romance between the Vision and the Scarlet Witch is one of the most famous Avengers storylines of all!
Now, witness what happens when the two heroes finally get married and settle down in the suburbs!
If you think they’re going to live the quiet life, think again!
Wanda embraces her sorcerous heritage — but can a revelation about her family tree be believed?
The Vision’s past threatens their future, as Ultron and the Grim Reaper strike!
And things get even stranger when Wanda’s magic spells lead to the couple becoming…a family!
That’s right, despite all odds the Scarlet Witch is pregnant — and now Wanda and Vision must prepare for the biggest responsibility of their lives!
Collects Giant-Size Avengers (1974) #4, Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1982) #1-4, Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1985) #1-12, West Coast Avengers (1985) #2.
Gabby Schulz, otherwise known as Ken Dahl, cemented his status among the best cartoonists of his generation with Monsters.
The multiple Ignatz Award–winning and Eisner Award–nominated graphic novel returns to print in a larger format with a deluxe, stitched binding.
Part autobiography, part deranged educational film strip, Monsters is a brutally honest, frankly hilarious account of life with herpes.
As Jeffrey Brown, author of Vader and Son, writes, “Dahl’s excellent cartooning and humor make this book required reading for anyone who has had sex, is going to have sex, or wants to have sex.”
Dave Sim: Cerebus 4 – Church & State II (+ TIPPED-IN BOOK PLATE SIGNED BY DAVE SIM)
Dave Sim’s Cerebus began as a parody of Conan, but evolved into something much, much more!
Intellectual, entertaining, and thought-provoking, Cerebus is the longest running independent black-and-white comic being published today!
Cerebus seeks to regain his lost throne despite warnings of a larger crisis, and sets the stage for the stories that follow.
Ann Nocenti & David Aja: The Seeds
The hotly-anticipated eco-fiction tech thriller-meets-love-story from the award-winning, visionary team of Ann Nocenti (Daredevil, Ruby Falls) and David Aja (Hawkeye, Immortal Iron Fist)!
The bees are swarming.
What do they know that we don’t?
In a broken-down world, a rebellious group of ruthless romantics have fled a tech-obsessed society to create their own and a few cantankerous aliens have come to harvest the last seeds of humanity.
When one of them falls in love with a human, idealistic journalist Astra stumbles into the story of a lifetime, only to realize that if she reports it, she’ll destroy the last hope of a dying planet.
How far will she go for the truth?
Brian Azzarello & Lee Bermejo: The Joker
An original hardcover graphic novel that tells the story of one very dark night in Gotham City–from the creative team behind the graphic novel LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL.
The Joker has been mysteriously released from Arkham Asylum, and he’s none to happy about what’s happened to his Gotham City rackets while he’s been “away.” What follows is a harrowing night of revenge, murder and manic crime as only The Joker can deliver it, as he brutally takes back his stolen assets from The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face, Killer Croc and others.
Brian Azzarello brings to THE JOKER all the visceral intensity and criminal insight that has made his Vertigo graphic novel series 100 BULLETS one of the most critically-acclaimed and award-winning series in all of comics.
LEHDET JA KIRJAT
David Michelinie & John Romita Jr.: True Believers – King in Black: Iron Man/Doctor Doom #1
Reprinting Iron Man (1968) #149.
Featuring Dr. Doom and his resentful stooge, Hauptman!
After stopping a terrorist cell from stealing cargo on a Stark International barge, Iron Man must head into Latverian waters to get to the source of the organization.
Peter David & Mike Deodato Jr.: True Believers – King in Black: Thunderbolts #1
Reprinting Incredible Hulk (1968) #449.
Somewhere in the western United States the Hulk and Janis Jones leap across the desert when they are struck by a missile.
As they are sent flying toward a small town, Janis is saved from a fatal fall by an armored man calling himself Mach-1, who thinks that she is a prisoner of the Hulk.
Roy Thomas & George Tuska: True Believers – King in Black: Black Knight #1
Reprinting Avengers (1963) #48.
After finding Olympus completely deserted, Hercules starts searching for clues.
Dane Whitman vows to use his uncle’s invention for good, and becomes the new Black Knight.
Meanwhile, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are held captive by Magneto.
Roy Thomas & Herb Trimpe: True Believers – King in Black: Gamma Flight’s Doc Samson #1
Reprinting Incredible Hulk (1968) # 141.
Bruce Banner is the Hulk no more!
But what could make him risk his very life to become once again the green-skinned man-monster?
Nothing except…Doc Samson!
Brian Buccellato & Scott Hepburn: Forever Evil 1 – Rogues Rebellion (K)
A tie-in to the crossover event FOREVER EVIL!
The Rogues–the Flash’s gallery of villains–call no man boss, but a new evil threat might not leave them much choice!
Will they fall in line, or refuse and risk certain death? Will the Rogues be able to take on the Crime Syndicate together?
Written by THE FLASH scribe Brian Buccellato, FOREVER EVIL: ROGUES REBELLION brings the Scarlet Speedster’s infamous foes into unfamiliar territory: as heroes!
Collects issues #1-6 and The Flash #23.3.
Mark Millar: Spider-Man by Mark Millar – Ultimate Collection (K)
Peter Parker’s worst nightmare has come true: One of Spider-Man’s enemies has learned his secret identity and is using that knowledge to strike at Peter’s family.
Now, his Aunt May has been kidnapped – and his wife, Mary Jane, may be next.
Forced into a personal battle against a mysterious foe devious enough to ensnare him in a vicious game of cat-and-mouse, Spider-Man must battle more than a dozen of his deadliest enemies to rescue his aunt. With the clock rapidly ticking down, will Spider-Man earn his greatest triumph or suffer his greatest defeat?
In a spellbinding story superbly illustrated by fan-favorite artists Terry Dodson and Frank Cho, best-selling writer Mark Millar presents his definitive take on Marvel’s greatest hero – reinterpreting classic Spider-Man foes such as Dr. Octopus and the Vulture, and introducing an all-new Venom!
Collecting MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #1-12.
John Ney Rieber & John Cassaday: Marvel Knights Captain America – The New Deal (K)
Captain America takes on a new Axis of Evil!
In a stunning and spectacularly illustrated Marvel Knights tale set in the aftermath of 9/11 – at a time when America needed heroes more than ever – Cap must come to terms with a changing global landscape.
From the ruins of the World Trade Center to the horrors of a small town shaken by terrorism, Steve Rogers is forced to make some hard decisions about his role in the world. But the time has come for one man to stand against terror and fight for what’s right – and that man is Captain America!
This is one story you’ll never forget – and neither will Marvel’s star-spangled champion!
COLLECTING: CAPTAIN AMERICA (2002) #1-6.
Don McGregor & Gene Colan: Black Panther – Panther’s Quest (K)
A Black Panther epic by one of his signature writers, Don McGregor, and true artistic legend Gene Colan!
He is T’Challa, strong, sleek, resilient – prowling the night with panther-like grace! And this is his quest – a stealth mission in South Africa, following rumors that the mother he never knew may still be alive!
The Panther will take on soldiers and social injustice in a harrowing tale filled with tragedy and hard-hitting action.
He’ll face bloody, brutal combat as he closes in on his prey as only the Black Panther can – with supreme strength of will.
Discover a hidden gem in a Black Panther saga that unfolded across 25 chapters – collected here for the very first time!
COLLECTING: MATERIAL FROM MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) #13-37.
Jason Aaron & Simone Bianchi: Thanos Rising (K)
The vile face of Thanos left audiences in shock after Marvel Studios’ “The Avengers” movie…but who is this eerily disturbing villain?
Discover the hidden truth, as Thanos rises as the unrivaled rogue of wretchedness in this gripping tale of tragedy, deceit and destiny.
Where did this demi-god of destruction come from – and more importantly, what does he want from the universe?
Death has been shadowing Thanos for his entire life, watching his inner darkness grow…but why?
The answers come from the incredible creative team of Jason Aaron (Wolverine, X-Men Origins) and Simone Bianchi (Wolverine, Astonishing X-Men)!
Prepare for a journey that will not only change the course of one boy’s life…but will soon change the very nature of the Marvel Universe.
What comes after “Marvel NOW!”? Whatever it is, it starts HERE!
COLLECTING: Thanos Rising #1-5.
Jason Aaron & Ed McGuinness: Avengers by Jason Aaron Vol. 1 – The Final Host (K)
A new era for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!
Steve Rogers. Tony Stark. Thor Odinson. The big three are reunited at last!
And just in time to save the world from total annihilation at the hands of their most powerful enemies yet – the 2,000-foot-tall space gods known as the Celestials! Behold the coming of the Final Host!
But who will answer the call as a new team of Avengers assemble? Hint: one of them has a flaming skull.
As Black Panther and Doctor Strange battle for their lives deep within the earth, Captain Marvel faces death and destruction raining down from the skies…and what about the Savage Hulk?
Plus, no gathering of Avengers would be complete without a certain Prince of Lies!
But what world-shaking connection exists between the Dark Celestials and Odin’s ancient band of Prehistoric Avengers?
COLLECTING: AVENGERS #1-6, MATERIAL FROM FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 (AVENGERS/CAPTAIN AMERICA) #1 AVENGERS STORY.
Jason Aaron & Sara Pichelli: Avengers by Jason Aaron Vol. 2 – World Tour (K)
If you thought you knew the beginnings of the Marvel Universe, you were wrong!
Odin and his Prehistoric Avengers represent a period of history that’s never been explored -until now!
Witness the origin of the very first Ghost Rider, who rides a flaming woolly mammoth…and battles a savage and familiar foe!
Back in the present, in the aftermath of their world-shaking battle against the Dark Celestials, the new Avengers team is officially formed – complete with a startling new headquarters at the top of the world!
Behold the wonders of Avengers Mountain.
But someone who doesn’t seem impressed is Namor, the ferocious lord of Atlantis – and his rage may turn the oceans red with blood!
COLLECTING: AVENGERS #7-12.
Brian Michael Bendis: Guardians of the Galaxy/All-New X-Men – The Trial of Jean Grey (K)
The arrival of the original X-Men in the present sent shockwaves through the Marvel Universe, but we’ve only seen the effects on Earth – until now!
When an alien race discovers that Jean Grey, host of the destructive Phoenix Force, is back on Earth, they decide to hold her accountable for the heinous acts of Dark Phoenix!
Now it’s up to the space faring Guardians of the Galaxy to help the all-new X-Men save Jean Grey from twisted intergalactic justice!
A surprise ally from one character’s past comes to help, but is that enough against the most powerful army in the Universe?
You won’t want to miss the first encounter between two of the biggest franchises in the Marvel Universe!
COLLECTING: Guardians of the Galaxy 11-13, All -New X-Men 22-24.
Jonathan Hickman: Avengers 2 – The Last White Event (K)
The Avengers scramble to deal with the threat of another Universal System as the New Adam’s true self is revealed – and the most dangerous hero on Earth is created!
As the team faces the World Breaker and discovers the imminent threat to the Avengers World, the hidden connections between the events of Avengers and New Avengers are slowly revealed. What good is a White Event if it destroys the planet it was meant to transform?
Plus: Canadian super-team Omega Flight gets lost in a Garden Origin Site, and the Avengers learn why “adaptation” is the scariest word in the Marvel Universe!
Then, as Shang-Chi battles an ancient enemy, the Avengers…hang out in Hong Kong’s swankiest casino?
But when AIM arrives, they soon find out it doesn’t pay to gamble in the spy business!
COLLECTING: AVENGERS #7-11.
John Byrne & John Romita Jr.: Iron Man Epic Collection – War Games (K)
At last, John Byrne’s complete Iron Man run is collected in one volume!
Tony Stark has a bullet lodged in his spine…but if it wants to kill him, it had better get in line!
The ghost of an old enemy, the machinations of a vengeful madman and a menace from within Tony’s own body combine into Armor Wars II, the cataclysmic sequel to one of Iron Man’s most infamous storylines!
Next, the Mandarin has returned once again – but when the villain unleashes the power of the kingsized alien dragon Fin Fang Foom, it’s going to take two Iron Men to stop them!
Finally, it’s Cold War chaos as Iron Man and the Black Widow race to stop World War III!
Plus: the origin of Iron Man!
COLLECTING: IRON MAN (1968) #258-277.
Kieron Gillen: Thor by Kieron Gillen – Ultimate Collection (K)
Loki has woven his intricate scheming throughout every level of Thor’s existence.
From Asgard to Oklahoma, from Latveria to Hell, the Trickster has involved the likes of Dr. Doom, Hela, Norman Osborn and even Mephisto to meet his sinister goals.
But when his plans spiral out of control – culminating in the Siege of Asgard and the return of an ancient evil so terrible it means certain disaster to even speak its name – it’s up to Thor and his fellow Asgardians to save the day.
But who, if anyone, will save Loki? And what soul-saving part does Dani Moonstar of the New Mutants have to play?
All this and more by one of today’s most celebrated Asgardian chroniclers, fan-favorite scribe Kieron Gillen!
Collecting THOR (1966) #604-614, SIEGE: LOKI and NEW MUTANTS (2009) #11.
Matt Fraction & Pasqual Ferry: Thor – The World Eaters (K)
Fraction! Ferry! Heroic Age!
THOR’s all-new creative team and all-new era kick off HERE!
In the wake of SIEGE, Asgard must take its proper place as the Golden Realm, most glorious of the Nine Worlds of myth.
But that means Thor’s home isn’t just a beacon – it’s a target!
And what happens to the Asgardians and the denizens of all Nine Worlds – including Earth! – when a dark, destructive force from another reality comes on the warpath?
Plus: The nefarious Grey Gargoyle, on a quest for immortality, sets out to attain godhood in Asgard.
Thor, God of Thunder, must end Gargoyle’s rampage!
Witness an epic showdown between the Prince of Asgard and the dreaded villain with the power to turn his enemies to stone!
But can even the Mighty Thor defend the Golden City, and how will this battle impact Asgard for ages to come?
Find out here!
Kieron Gillen & Doug Braithwaite: Journey into Mystery 1 – Fear Itself (K)
The shadow of Fear Itself looms over Asgard, and only Loki holds the key to stopping the impending war between Odin’s army and the Serpent!
With Thor imprisoned by the All-Father, and the rest of Asgard mistrustful of the young reincarnation of the god of mischief, Loki takes what help he can get from his new avian advisor Ikol, the undead Tyr, God of Battles, and a bloodthirsty Hel wolf, and journeys to the underworld.
There he hopes to best the Serpent’s devious machinations and undermine the god of fear’s plan for world domination.
But ever the trickster, when it comes to Loki, nothing is as it seems!
COLLECTING: Journey into Mystery #622-626, Thor Spotlight , Fear Itself Spotlight.
Michael J. Straczynski: Thor by J. Michael Straczynski 1 (K)
Thor is back! And in a story only J. Michael Straczynski could tell!
Returned to the pantheon of great Marvel heroes, the Asgardian God of Thunder is reunited with the mortal form of Dr. Don Blake.
Together, they must reckon with the legacy of the mythic Norse kingdom and the awakening of its immortal heroes – but in a world that may not want them back!
Collecting: Thor #1-6.
Michael J. Straczynski: Thor by J. Michael Straczynski 2 (K)
We say thee HELL YEAH!
With the mighty God of Thunder and Asgard to full glory, Thor is back in action – with a vengeance!
But, as the Asgardians returned to this life and Thor returned to Midgard, so came the ills that have plagued the gods and man for millennia.
Now, for the first time since their rebirth, Thor and his fellow hero-gods must venture forth from the Shining City to confront the growing evils that amass on their horizon – and within their walls!
Collects Thor #7-601.
Michael J. Straczynski: Thor by J. Michael Straczynski 3 (K)
With Thor exiled from Asgard, the other Norse gods, including their new king Balder, must decide whether or not to form an alliance with the malevolent Doctor Doom.
Matt Fraction & Kieron Gillen: The Mighty Thor / Journey into Mystery – Everything Burns (K)
The gods will be turned to ash!
The World Tree burns as the forces of Surtur, Lord of Muspelheim, scorch the Nine Realms with the irrepressible blaze of war.
Loyalty to blood stands above loyalty to realm as the warriors of Asgardia and Vanaheim battle one another while the ever-hungry flames of rebellion feast on the destruction. And in the heart of conflict stands a boy.
The plots and schemes Loki set into motion during his adventures across the Nine Realms come to an explosive conclusion that brings the legendary heroes of myth to their knees!
When the God of Thunder, Thor, falters in battle, will placing his trust in his beloved brother Loki – the boy god, lord of mischief – be Asgardia’s salvation or their undoing?
COLLECTING: The Mighty Thor #18-22, Journey Into Mystery #642-645.