Explore New Corners of Wakanda in Marvel’s Voices: Wakanda Forever #1

The next edition of Marvel’s Voices acclaimed anthology series, Marvel’s Voices: Wakanda Forever, a special Black History Month one-shot, hits stands on February 15. Marvel’s Voices: Wakanda Forever #1 will feature five all-new stories spotlighting the iconic heroes of Wakanda as they are brought to life by an incredible lineup of Black creators, including fresh talent making their exciting Marvel Comics debuts. Today, fans can get a sneak peek at the stories that await and check out all four Marvel’s Voices: Wakanda Forever #1 variant covers.

Here are the tales of myth, adventure, strife, and more that readers can look forward to, each one expanding the inimitable world of Wakanda in fascinating new ways! 

  • T’Challa’s grandfather, Azzuri, learns a lesson as a teenager that will have a dramatic impact on Wakanda’s present in a moving story by writer Adam Serwer (Wakanda) and Marvel Studios storyboard artist Todd Harris!
  • It’s the debut of the LAST Black Panther in the far future of Wakanda in a revelatory tale written and drawn by Juni Ba (Black Panther, Image Comics’ Monkey Meat)
  • T’Challa must grapple with a crisis of faith and goes through surprising lengths to get through it in a thrilling tale by writer Karama Horne, author of the recent Black Panther: Protectors of Wakanda book, and artist Alitha E. Martinez, known for her work on Black Panther and Miles Morales: Spider-Man
  • Learn what length Shuri will go to in order to protect Wakanda from a devastating attack from a dangerous new foe in an action-packed story by Murewa Ayodele and Dotun Akanda, the team behind the recently announced I Am Iron Man limited series
  • A new Dora Milaje trainee must accomplish one last thing to earn her place: defeat Okoye in combat! Witness this breathtaking battle in this story by Eisner Award-winning writer Sheena Howard and artist Marcus Williams (Tuskegee Heirs)
  • Plus all-new essays, interviews, and bonus material about all things Wakanda! 

Hear from some of the creators and join Marvel Comics’ Black History Month celebration at Marvel.com.

 MARVEL’S VOICES – WAKANDA FOREVER #1

Written by JUNI BA, MUREWA AYODELE, ADAM SERWE, SHEENA HOWARD & KARAMA HORNE!; Art by JUNI BA, DOTUN AKANDE, TODD HARRIS, MARCUS WILLIAMS & ALITHA E. MARTINEZ!

COVER BY KEN LASHLEY

VARIANT COVER BY EJIWA “EDGE” EBENEBE

VARIANT COVER BY KAREN S. DARBOE  

VARIANT COVER BY AFUA RICHARDSON

INTERIOR ART

Marvel’s Free Comic Book Day Titles Kick Off The Biggest Stories Of 2023

For this year’s Free Comic Book Day, coming to your local comic shop on May 6, Marvel Comics will have something for every fan, offering four separate titles packed with exciting entry points into the Marvel Comics mythos. In addition to lead-in stories to the biggest comic book sagas of 2023 including Fall of X and Jonathan Hickman and Valerio Schiti’s upcoming epic, 2023’s Free Comic Book Day titles will also spotlight creators and characters from different cultures, communities, and identities and provide the perfect first comic for new readers.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2023: AVENGERS/X-MEN #1 features a pair of all-new stories that set the stage for the next evolution in mutant adventures, Fall of X. First, X-Men masterminds Gerry Duggan and Joshua Cassara give fans a peek at the drama to come at this year’s Hellfire Gala and reveal the surprising fate of Captain Krakoa. Then, superstar artist Javier Garrón joins Duggan for a story that features the rise of Stark Sentinels and lays the groundwork for an uncanny new team book launching later this year. Plus meet Jonathan Hickman and Valerio Schiti at the crossroads of science and magic with a sneak peek at their upcoming mystery project!


FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2023: SPIDER-MAN/VENOM #1 will web-sling readers into the exciting developments currently taking place in the world of Amazing Spider-Man and Venom! First, see Zeb Wells and Patrick Gleason unleash the full fury of Peter Parker’s new spidey suit and reveal the exciting plans for one of Spider-Man’s fiercest foes. Then witness a symbiote experiment gone horribly wrong and the creation of a terrifying new enemy for Venom in a story by writer Al Ewing and new Venom artist CAFU. Plus a surprising preview of new Marvel saga just on the horizon by two of Marvel’s top creators.


FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2023: MARVEL’S VOICES #1 invites readers to the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed Marvel’s Voices series, which spotlights creators and characters across Marvel’s diverse and ever-evolving universe. The book will include a range of stories from previous Marvel’s Voices issues that star Ms. Marvel, Luke Cage, Wave, and more! Plus a brand-new Ironheart adventure by writer John Jennings and Paris Alleyne that debuts her deadly new nemesis, KHEM.


And last but certainly not least, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2023: SPIDEY & HIS AMAZING FRIENDS #1 is back! Swing into adventure with Spidey, Ghost-Spider, and Miles as they face off against Green Goblin, Doc Ock and more in this spectacular special. Filled with easy-to-read comic stories based on the hit Disney Junior show, this book is perfect for the youngest readers aged 5-7. Young fans will even be able to test their wall-crawling skills with thrilling interactive activity pages! Kids will love this not-to-be-missed comic: the perfect primer for the newest generation of Spider-Fans.

Check with your local comic shop regarding availability and don’t miss the chance to pick up these extraordinary one-shots when they arrive in May. For more information, visit Marvel.com.

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Marvel’s Stormbreakers Pay Homage To Famous Art Movements In New March Variant Covers

Marvel’s Stormbreakers Class of 2023 are here and bringing their incredible talents to your favorite comic series and characters. This year’s class features a diverse line-up of illustrators who are constantly breaking the mold, and each month they’ll have a chance to flex their skills with an exciting themed variant cover collection.

For March’s Stormbreakers Variant Covers, fans can see their favorite heroes in depictions inspired by art movements throughout history. A perfect spotlight of the raw talent embodied by these eight artists, these visually stunning and unique covers can be found on some of Marvel’s hottest titles.

Here are the art movements each artist chose to celebrate:  

  • C.F. Villa: Mexican Muralism
  • Elena Casagrande: Russian Fairytale Art
  • Martin Coccolo: Pinturas Negras 
  • Lucas Werneck: Art Nouveau
  • Jan Bazaldua: Surrealism
  • Chris Allen: Dada
  • Federico Vicentini: Pop Art
  • Nic Klein: German Renaissance

Check out their latest covers following the jump. Stay tuned for more Stormbreakers Variant Covers to be revealed in the coming months. For more information, visit Marvel.com.

[Based on a press release.]

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Marvel Celebrates 50 Quacktastic Years of Howard the Duck

Next year marks 50 years of Howard the Duck, and Marvel Comics will pay tribute to the iconic fowl with a year-long series of variant covers featuring the lovable loner teaming up across the Marvel Universe. From nabbing the Infinity Gauntlet to battling alongside Mary Jane and Black Cat, these delightful pieces showcase Howard the Duck’s one-of-a-kind style, and fans can find them gracing the covers of Marvel’s hottest titles starting in February.

Can’t get enough Howard? Readers can also celebrate Howard’s milestone by picking up Marvel Masterworks: Howard The Duck Vol. 1 and the upcoming Marvel Masterworks: Howard The Duck Vol. 2. Enjoy Steve Gerber and his artistic cohorts Val Mayerik, Frank Brunner and Gene Colan’s satirical Howard masterpieces, including his first appearance and his greatest adventures, all restored in Masterworks glory.

Check out the first four Howard the Duck variant covers following the jump. For more information, visit Marvel.com.

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Marvel Celebrates Black History Month With Variant Covers, Backup Stories

Last month at New York Comic Con, Marvel Comics announced some exciting things coming when it celebrates Black History Month this February with various new series centered about Black heroes and creators and a new edition of Marvel’s Voices anthology series, Marvel’s Voices: Wakanda Forever.

Marvel’s Voices: Wakanda Forever #1 will feature five all-new stories spotlighting the iconic heroes of Wakanda and brought to life by an incredible lineup of both fan-favorite creators and talent fresh to the Marvel Universe. Join them as they grow and expand the inimitable world of Wakanda in these tales of myth, adventure, strife, and more!

  • T’Challa’s grandfather, Azzuri, learns a lesson as a teenager that will have a dramatic impact on Wakanda’s present in a moving story by writer Adam Serwer (Wakanda) and Marvel Studios storyboard artist Todd Harris!
  • It’s the debut of the LAST Black Panther in the far future of Wakanda in a revelatory tale written and drawn by Juni Ba (Black Panther, Image Comics’ Monkey Meat)
  • T’Challa must grapple with a crisis of faith and goes to a surprising ally to help get him through it in a thrilling tale by writer Karama Horne, author of the recent Black Panther: Protectors of Wakanda book, and artist Alitha E. Martinez, known for her work on Black Panther and Miles Morales: Spider-Man
  • Learn what length Shuri will go to in order to protect Wakanda from a devastating attack from a dangerous new foe in an action-packed story by Murewa Ayodele and Dotun Akanda, the team behind the recently announced I Am Iron Man limited series
  • A new Dora Milaje trainee must accomplish one last thing to earn her place: defeat Okoye in combat! Witness this breathtaking battle in this story by Eisner Award-winning writer Sheena Howard and artist Marcus Williams (Tuskegee Heirs)
  • Plus all-new essays and interviews about all things Wakanda! 

 In addition, Marvel’s Black History Month Variant Covers are back, giving some of the industry’s most acclaimed artists a chance to spotlight some of the most iconic Black super heroes in fiction. This year, fans can find these covers on four titles and each issue will also have a special backup story starring that very character.

  • THOR #31 will include a teamup story featuring Thor and Black Panther by writer Cheryl Lynn Eaton and artist ChrisCross
  • MOON KNIGHT #20 will see the crescent crusader cross paths with the Sheriff of the Vampire Nation, Blade in a story by writer Danny Lore and artist Ray-Anthony Height
  • SPIDER-MAN #5 features Spider-Man and Photon in an action-packed adventure by writer Justin A. Reynolds and ChrisCross.
  • SCARLET WITCH #2 will see two of Marvel’s biggest powerhouses, Scarlet Witch and Storm, join forces in a story by writer Stephanie Williams and artist Chris Allen

Check out the covers following the jump. For more information about Marvel Comics’ Black History Month celebration visit Marvel.com.

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Marvel Heroes Are Exposed To The Wonderous Size-Shifting Effects Of Pym Particles In New Stormbreakers Variant Covers

Marvel’s Stormbreakers Class of 2023 are here and bringing their talents to your favorite comic series and characters. In February, your pupils will grow to goliath proportions when you view their new size-shifting super hero Stormbreakers variant covers. These pieces portray some of Marvel’s most popular heroes including Storm, Deadpool, and Scarlet Witch with the power of Hank Pym’s eponymous particles. See them shrink down to just a few inches or tower to the heights of an NYC skyscraper on the covers of Marvel’s titles all month long.

Marvel’s Stormbreakers continues the tradition of spotlighting and elevating powerful artists to showcase their abilities, artwork and prominence in the world of comic books. The new group of talents includes Elena Casagrande, Nic Klein, Jan Bazaldua, Chris Allen, Martin Coccolo, Lucas Werneck, Federico Vicentini and C.F. Villa.

Check out their latest covers following the jump. For more information, visit Marvel.com.

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Marvel Universe Faces A Simian Takeover

Earlier this year, Marvel Entertainment announced that the Planet of the Apes franchise will return to Marvel Comics with all-new stories starting in early 2023. The legendary science fiction franchise has spanned over five decades with media including comics, books, films, television series, video games, and toys and now it’s the dawn of a new era. To celebrate the launch of the upcoming Planet of the Apes comic series, some of Marvel’s biggest talents have crafted stunning variant covers depicting Marvel super heroes trapped on a world ruled by apes. Just like the groundbreaking film series, these scenes range from action-packed to poignant and will grace the covers of Marvel’s hottest titles throughout February.

 Marvel Comics and Planet of the Apes have a rich history that goes back over 40 years. Marvel first published Planet of the Apes stories in 1974, and in 1975, Marvel published Adventures on the Planet of the Apes, full-color adaptations of the iconic Planet of the Apes films. Now, Planet of the Apes is back at Marvel and ready to take comics by storm!

Check out the first Planet of the Apes variant covers following the jump and stay tuned for details about the upcoming new comic series! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

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Alex Ross Depicts Stunning Portraits Of Marvel’s First Family In New Fantastic Four Variant Covers

The Fantastic Four are about to enter an all-new era. The upcoming run by writer Ryan North and artist Iban Coello will be ripe with mystery and overflowing with suspense as it finds the team separated after a devastating incident back in New York. The first three issues will deliver exciting standalone adventures starring Ben Grimm and Alicia, Reed and Sue, and Johnny before the team’s heartbreaking and revelatory reunion in February’s Fantastic Four #4!

In addition to gracing the series with breathtaking main covers, legendary artist Alex Ross will mark this major milestone with a series of variant covers for the opening four issues. Presented in striking black and white and capturing the team’s timeless appeal, the iconic Fantastic Four artist has crafted classic portraits of all four members of the team in these solo variant covers.

Discover what happened to the Fantastic Four and find out what it will take to bring them back together when Ryan North and Iban Coello’s Fantastic Four begins on November 9. For more information, visit Marvel.com.

FANTASTIC FOUR #1: Written by RYAN NORTH; Art by IBAN COELLO; Solo Variant Cover by ALEX ROSS; On Sale 11/9

FANTASTIC FOUR #2: Written by RYAN NORTH; Art by IBAN COELLO; Solo Variant Cover by ALEX ROSS; On Sale 12/7

FANTASTIC FOUR #3: Written by RYAN NORTH; Art by IBAN COELLO; Solo Variant Cover by ALEX ROSS; On Sale 1/4

FANTASTIC FOUR #4: Written by RYAN NORTH; Art by IBAN COELLO; Solo Variant Cover by ALEX ROSS; On Sale 2/15

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The Most Memorable Comic Book Covers in Marvel Comics History Reimagined

This January, start the year off with a lookback at iconic moments in Marvel Comics history with classic homage variant covers. These 25 stunning new covers see today’s most popular artists revisit some of the most beloved Marvel Comics covers, injecting them with a modern twist or simply paying tribute to their influential impact by depicting it in their own art style.

From Elektra rocking her new Daredevil costume as she faces off against Bullseye in Frank Cho’s version of Frank Miller’s historic Daredevil #181 to John Romita Jr.’s take on his father’s groundbreaking “Spider-Man No More!” cover to Leinil Francis Yu’s mutant spin on Star Wars #1, these are the covers etched into every comic fan’s brain and now they can see them reborn in fantastic new ways!

Here’s a full list of the covers along with the legendary pieces they were inspired by:

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17 – Amazing Spider-Man #50
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18 – Amazing Spider-Man #100
  • AVENGERS #64 – Avengers #4
  • AVENGERS FOREVER #13 – Avengers #57      
  • BLACK PANTHER #13 – Fantastic Four #52    
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #45 – Ms. Marvel #1  
  • DAREDEVIL #7 – Daredevil #181
  • GHOST RIDER #10 – Marvel Spotlight #5
  • IMMORTAL X-MEN #10 – Star Wars #1  
  • INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #2 – Iron Man #126
  • MARAUDERS #10 – Uncanny X-Men #141     
  • MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #2 – Spider-Man #1
  • MONICA RAMBEAU: PHOTON #2 – Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16
  • MOON KNIGHT #19 – Moon Knight #1
  • STRANGE #10 – Doctor Strange #169
  • VENOM #15 – Amazing Spider-Man #375
  • WOLVERINE #29 – Wolverine #1
  • X-FORCE #36 – X-Force #1    

Plus:

  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: SENTINEL OF LIBERTY #8 – Captain America #109      
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: SYMBOL OF TRUTH #9 – Captain America #109
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #3 – Fantastic Four #48
  • GOLD GOBLIN #3 – Amazing Spider-Man #39
  • HULK #13 – Incredible Hulk #340      
  • SCARLET WITCH #1 – West Coast Avengers #62
  • SPIDER-MAN #4 – Marvel Team-Up #1
  • THOR #31 – Thor #337  
  • X-MEN #19 – X-Men #94
  • X-MEN RED #10 – X-Men #137
  • SINS OF SINISTER #1 – Strikeforce: Moritori #1

Look for these classic homage variant covers on Marvel’s hottest series throughout January. For more information, visit Marvel.com.

On sale dates follow the jump.

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Marvel Comics’ New Era of Fantastic Four

The next adventures of Marvel’s first family arrive November 9. Writer Ryan North and artist Iban Coello launch an all-new run of Fantastic Four where they’ll take this beloved team of super hero icons to exciting new places throughout the Marvel Universe and beyond. This bold new era will kick off with the team spread across the country after a devastating event takes place back in New York. North and Coello will craft separate adventures spotlighting each member of the team before bringing in the band back together in epic fashion at the end of the book’s first arc. The debut issue will star Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters as they embark on a road trip that takes a very weird turn…

Something terrible has happened to the Fantastic Four and the Thing and Alicia are traveling across America to leave it behind. But when they stop in a small town for the night and wake up the morning before they arrived, they find themselves caught in a time loop that’s been going on since before they were born… That’s been going on since before they were born… That’s been going on since before they were born…

“I want to do these smaller, self-contained stories in the vein of ’60s Star Trek where they go down to a planet, find a weird thing, fix the weird thing, and move on,” North said of his approach in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “Having these four weirdos roll into town where there’s a mystery or a problem or some sci-fi thing, solve the problem, and then move on struck me as a very interesting way to position the Fantastic Four and tell stories that would feel fresh and not like a retread of what we’ve seen before.”

Whatever happened to the Fantastic Four? Get your first hints in the all-new interior artwork that follows the jump. For more information, visit Marvel.com.

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