Marvel has announced an opening slate of annuals for 2019. Venom, Ms. Marvel, and The Punisher will all star in one-shot annuals under the banner of “Acts of Evil!” Each annual will pit the lead characters against a foe they’ve never faced before, including some that you would never expect to see them fight.
The three initial annuals, and their respective creative teams, are:

MS. MARVEL ANNUAL #1: MS. MARVEL VS. SUPER SKRULL
Written by MAGDALENE VISAGGIO
Art by JON LIM
Cover by STEFANO CASELLI
PUNISHER ANNUAL #1: PUNISHER VS. BROOD QUEEN
Written by KARLA PACHECO
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER
VENOM ANNUAL #1: VENOM VS. LADY HELLBENDER
Written by RYAN CADY
Art by SIMONE DI MEO
Cover by WOO DAE SHIM

Additional “Acts of Evil!” annuals will follow in August and September.
It’s nice to see Marvel continuing to use their annuals as a way to get some new voices on their stable of characters, and the premise of “Acts of Evil!” likely means these stories will be at least a little different from anything we’ve seen with these characters before. Also the idea of The Punisher vs. the Brood Queen sounds insane enough to be amazing.
The name “Acts of Evil!” refers to the “Acts of Vengeance!” crossover storyline that Marvel published in the late ’80s-early ’90s. In that story, a group of supervillains, under the direction of Loki, team up to execute coordinated attacks on the Avengers and the Fantastic Four, with the other heroes of the Marvel U getting pulled in as well. It’s not clear at this point if the “Acts of Evil!” annuals will have any crossover as “Acts of Vengeance!” did, or if it’s just a handy banner to put them all under.
Check out the covers for the upcoming annuals, as well as the full press release on the one-shots, below. “Acts of Evil!” begins in July.
Ms. Marvel Acts of Evil! Annual Cover
The Punisher Acts of Evil! Annual Cover
Venom Acts of Evil! Annual Cover

New York, NY—April 16, 2019—Marvel’s most iconic heroes meet their match against some of Marvel’s most vicious villains in a fight that can only be known as ACTS OF EVIL! From Ms. Marvel to Venom, epic encounters will ensue as Marvel’s greatest heroes battle against enemies they have never faced before – leading to an outcome that no one will expect!

“You know what everyone says is worse than the devil? The devil you don’t know!” teases editor Kathleen Wisneski. “For ACTS OF EVIL, Marvel is pitting our heroes against villains they’ll never see coming, and we’ve lined up creative teams with fresh takes on these characters to make sure our fans are just as blindsided. So readers should steel themselves! And make sure they don’t miss the launch of the next legendary rivalry, or hints at a supervillain’s next masterstroke…”

Check out the first three books debuting in July, along with the first three covers!

MS. MARVEL ANNUAL #1: MS. MARVEL VS. SUPER SKRULL
Written by MAGDALENE VISAGGIO
Art by JON LIM
Cover by STEFANO CASELLI
PUNISHER ANNUAL #1: PUNISHER VS. BROOD QUEEN
Written by KARLA PACHECO
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER
VENOM ANNUAL #1: VENOM VS. LADY HELLBENDER
Written by RYAN CADY
Art by SIMONE DI MEO
Cover by WOO DAE SHIM

Look for more ACTS OF EVIL titles to come in August and September!

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