Today during a presentation to retailers at San Diego Comic Con, Marvel Comics revealed a number of new releases. Among the SDCC annoucnements from Marvel are a new ongoing series for a fan-favorite Spider-Man character, a number of anniversary miniseries and one-shots, and the Marvel return of a superstar artist.

Marvel recently announced a Superior Spider-Man Returns one-shot set for release in October, marking the 10th anniversary of the storyline in which Doctor Octopus took over Peter Parker’s body and set out to prove that he could be a better Spider-Man than Peter ever was. Today at SDCC Marvel revealed that Superior Spider-Man will return in November as an ongoing series, from original series writer Dan Slott and artist Mark Bagley. The title will apparently replace the current adjectiveless Spider-Man series from the same creative team.

From Marvel’s announcement:

A Superior Reckoning! 

SPIDER-MAN faces a NEW VILLAIN from his SUPERIOR past. As she fries New York with all the power of a living star, DOC OCK makes a life-changing discovery! MARK BAGLEY and DAN SLOTT continue their Spider-Man run with this 10th-ANNIVERSARY celebration of everything that made Spider-Man Superior. 

September will see the release of Wolverine #37, and Marvel announced today that superstar artist Greg Capullo will provide a variant cover for the issue. The cover marks Capullo’s first new work for Marvel in thirty years, though Marvel has released “hidden gem” variants featuring old Capullo artwork in recent years. The artist’s return to Marvel was first teased on a podcast last year

In other Capullo news, the artist will provide cover artwork for a new Deadpool one-shot set to drop in November. Deadpool: Seven Slaughters #1 will follow seven days of Deadpool’s life, with stories from a cabal of superstar creators including Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld, Cullen Bunn, Cody Ziglar, Marc Guggenheim, Justina Ireland, Gail Simone, Greg Land, Whilce Portacio, David Baldeon, and Phillip Sevy.

Here’s how Marvel describes the one-shot:

Seven kills in seven days! 

Welcome to a week in the life of Wade Wilson, the best mercenary Marvel’s ever had (just ask him)! From facing off with rival killers to top secret assassinations, DEADPOOL has a lot of work to do in this blood-soaked oversized issue full of fan-favorite creators past and future! 

In the throwback department, Marvel has a pair of miniseries debuting in November. First up is Daredevil: Black Armor, a series set during the days when the man without fear wore, well, black armor.

Photo by Heidi MacDonald
Photo by Heidi MacDonald

The series is written by classic DD scribe D.G. Chichester, with art by Netho Diaz and cover art by Mark Bagley. From Marvel:


D.G. Chichester returns to Hell’s Kitchen to spin an all-new DAREDEVIL story set during his landmark run with the character! Joined now by rising star NETHO DIAZ with covers by industry legend MARK BAGLEY, this is one DAREDEVIL series you can’t afford to miss! 

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The other throwback series coming in November is a return to the original Marvel Comics mega-crossover. Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars: Battleworld will take readers back to the event series in time for the event’s 40th anniversary. The series comes from the creative team of writer Tom DeFalco and artist Pat Olliffe. It will feature main cover artwork by Giuseppe Camuncoli, with the first issue sporting a variant cover by Ryan Stegman.

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From Marvel:


Get ready for an ALL-NEW cataclysmic battle from when SPIDER-MAN first got his ALIEN COSTUME, when a mysterious being called the BEYONDER assembled super heroes and villains from Earth to do battle on a patchwork planet – yes, witness now an untold adventure set during the original SECRET WARS! MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS set the standard for Marvel Comics events (as well as action figures and the characters existing on the forefront of pop culture), and this new story will at last reveal some secret connections and MISSING CHARACTERS going back to the 1984 original series, just in time for its 40th Anniversary! What SECRET TEST are the BEYONDERS conducting…and how will SPIDER-MAN, the HUMAN TORCH and the whole cast determine the fate of the universe? (PLUS: Surprise super-villain appearances inside!)

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Speaking of anniversaries, Marvel is also set to celebrate 50 years of Howard the Duck being trapped in a world he never made. A new Howard the Duck one-shot will feature stories of alternate universe Howards from a lineup of top-tier creators. Among them is the return of recent Howard the Duck ongoing series creative team Chip Zdarsky Joe Quinones; the pair is joined by Daniel KibblesmithMerrit KAnnie Wu, and more, all under a cover by Ed McGuinness.

From Marvel:


Meet Howard. He’s a hard-boiled P.I. with problems by the duckload. But a cosmic, all-seeing friend(?) known as the Peeper(!) is giving him a chance to see what his life COULD be! The joys he COULD have! All the ways his life COULD suck way less than it does now! In other words: “Whaugh If?”

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And finally, a few pieces of Peach Momoko news. First, the artist’s Demon Saga: Demon Days will be made available as a Black & White edition. The collection will include five Demon Days one-shots, plus stories from King in Black #4 and Elektra: Black, White & Blood #4:

Artist phenom Peach Momoko’s acclaimed reimagining of the Marvel Universe – presented in stunning black and white! 

A wandering swordswoman with a psychic blade arrives at a village targeted by demons. One is black-and-white with a horrifying tongue, and another may be the strongest demon there is! Mariko Yashida hears mysterious voices and has strange dreams that feel real. Maybe her redheaded maid who dresses all in black might know more than she lets on? But as Mariko embarks on a wondrous journey, deadly creatures lurk in the woods — including a mysterious blue-skinned woman and a giant with super-strength and claws! Enter a creative and mysterious new world of demons, monsters, mutants and magic! 

COLLECTING: Demon Days: X-Men (2021) 1, Demon Days: Mariko (2021) 1, Demon Days: Cursed Web (2021) 1, Demon Days: Rising Storm (2021) 1, Demon Days: Blood Feud (2022) 1, King in Black 4 (Demon Days Prelude), Elektra: Black, White & Blood (2021) 4 (Demon Days story) 

And finally, Momoko will also provide a line of variant covers this December. The covers will be nightmare-themed, and while none of the artwork for the cover has yet been revealed, they’re sure to spark night terrors in all who view them.

More to come from Marvel as SDCC continues.

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