Monsters Unleashed is Marvel’s first big event of 2017, with the Avengers, the Champions, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men, the Inhumans and the rest going up against hordes of giant monsters. You’ll need little more than that to sell you on the idea, but it’s written by Cullen Bunn with art by Steve McNiven, Leinil Yu, Adam Kubert, Greg Land and Salvador Larocca, if you care about that kind of thing. (Kidding, a great creative live-up.)
But to tie things in EVEN MORE, and maybe boost sales, Marvel just announced SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #1.MU and AVENGERS #1.MU, two of what might be a series of one-shots tying in with the core monster fighting title. All the excitement revealed below! Monsters! MROAR!
“Monsters Unleashed is rampaging across the Marvel Universe and a select few of your favorite titles this January,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Eight oversized .MU one-shots that add even more over-the-top widescreen action than the main Monsters Unleashed series can contain. Who doesn’t want to see the Avengers, Spider-Man and Deadpool throw down with some giant monsters?”
It all kicks off in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #1.MU, as the Marvel’s resident odd couple comes face-to-face(-to face?) with one of the hundreds of giant behemoths smashing and stomping their way across the Marvel Universe! Spider-Man swings into action, but what can one wallcrawler do against just one of these massive monstrosities? Thankfully he has Deadpool backing him up! Just kidding, Deadpool is going to be about as helpful as he usually is. Then, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes take the fight to the monsters in AVENGERS #1. MU! Can a team of some of the strongest characters around hold the line against the monster invasion? Or will they be crushed like everyone else?
Written by JOSHUA CORIN
Art by TIGH WALKER
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON 40 pgs. – On Sale in January!
AVENGERS #1.MU Written by JIM ZUB
Art by SEAN IZAAKSE
Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA 40 pgs. – On Sale in January!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.