With the previews rolling out this week, Marvel has announced a few huge projects but here are the thigns that caught our attention at Stately Beat Manor:
Monsters Unleashes, written by Cullen Bunn, is the “mini event” for Marvel early next year and they’re kicking things off with with the MONSTERS UNLEASHED PRELUDE TPB in January, a $34.99 hardcover reprint of some ultra-tasty old Monster comics by some of comics greatest featuring such immortals as Monstrom, Grottu, Moomba, Bruttu, Orrgo, Elsa Bloodstone, Lady Hellbender, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur and more. I don’t see Braggadoom on this list but otherwise it is promising. And don’t let the Greg Land cover fool you; inside its some old timey Kirby stuff with newer monsters stuff:
MONSTERS UNLEASHED PRELUDE TPB collects FEARLESS DEFENDERS #8, MARVEL ZOMBIES (2015) #1, MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #1, TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #2-3 and material from STRANGE TALES (1951) #73 & #90, TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #11-13, #15, #17, #19 and #23; and TALES OF SUSPENSE #15, #17, #19 and #22.
MONSTERS UNLEASHED PRELUDE (OCT161023)
Written by STAN LEE, LARRY LIEBER, CULLEN BUNN, SIMON SPURRIER, AMY REEDER, BRANDON MONTCLARE and GREG PAK
Art by JACK KIRBY, WILL SLINEY, KEV WALKER, NATACHA BUSTOS & FRANK CHO
New Cover by GREG LAND
FOC – 11/14/16, On-Sale – 01/04/17
BUT THAT IS NOT ALL. Marvel is getting into the collectible box market — that’s right, collectible boxes to put your collectibles in. Wheels within wheels. I’ve been seeing these popping up many places, and Marvel is getting into the act with a Champions-covered short box. These hit in December, and what better way to accessorize your shelf porn, dorm room or basement?
Featuring characters you know and love, these sturdy boxes feature artwork by some of the industry’s finest artists. Kicking off this bold new initiative? Marvel’s newest teen team supreme – the CHAMPIONS! Measuring in at 15-1/2” x 7-5/8” x 10-7/8” – these beautifully rendered boxed hold anywhere from 150 to 200 of your favorite Marvel comics! The Champions are out to “Change the World”, and they’re starting with the way you store your comics! Look for the first ever MARVEL GRAPHIC COMIC BOXES in stores December 2016! Plus, be on the lookout for other designs coming soon!
MARVEL GRAPHIC COMIC BOXES (AUG168477)
MSRP: $5.00 each
Available December 2016!
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.