Writer Sina Grace and artist Nathan Stockman present a brand-new Iceman series!

Iceman is back!

Following the groundbreaking 2017 series beloved by readers and critics alike, Bobby Drake is set to make his ongoing solo series return on September 12! Written by Sina Grace with art by Nathan Stockman, the new series kicks off a reenergized chapter in the life and times of the mutant hero.

It’s good timing too, because someone is hunting the Morlocks for sport. And it’s up to Bobby Drake to prevent another potential Mutant Massacre. But who’s behind this horrific hunt? You wouldn’t believe it if we told you! Guest-starring Bishop, get ready for more ICEMAN!

We spoke to Grace about the power of fandom, the greatness of Bobby Drake, and what to expect from the new series.

Marvel.com: What’s it like knowing that readers connected with your Bobby Drake on such a profound level?

Sina Grace: I’m amazed that the series connected with an audience so much that we defied odds and got another arc. The whole process of writing the first one, I was focused on doing my best work and crafting a series that sat well as a standalone…I had blinders on. Apathy is such a huge force in this world, so when the letters kept coming after the final issue—in my DMs, on Tumblr, to the Marvel offices, at comic conventions—that was when I had to ask, “Is this the impact other Super Hero books have on their readers?”

My heart warmed when gay Twitter stood by my choice to have Bobby irrationally want to move across the country for a guy—they saw that same insane puppy love in themselves. When the New York Times article hit, that’s when I was like, “Oh, we did something special, and people took notice. Tight.”

TL; DR: It feels pretty chill.

Marvel.com: Similarly, why do you connect so deeply to Iceman?

Sina Grace: I fell in love with Iceman because he’s incredibly powerful and loved by his peers, and he just seems to get in his way more than anything—that’s completely relatable. He and I both use comedy to deflect. My friend described Ryan Reynolds as, like, teetering on annoying and endearing at all times; Bobby seems like a more benign and adorable version of that.

I’m not calling myself Ryan Reynolds-hot by the way, unless half-Persian guys with thinning hair is your jam. But Bobby is that hot, and I connect to him in the sense that we’ve both been guilty of hiding our light to make others more comfortable.

Marvel.com: As a mutant, a hero, and a person, Bobby Drake represents a lot. What do you see as his defining characteristics?

Sina Grace: Temper tantrums and a sense of humor…bahahaha!

I’d say that his relentless optimism, candor, and inability to see personality flaws that exist right under his nose—those things make up Bobby Drake to me. Similarly, I love that he’s so ultra powerful and kind of relegated to the back of the scene. That’s something we only lightly explored towards the end of the original run. Bobby’s a lot more self-confident and comfortable in his skin this time around, so I’m here to flex those muscles of his and show off some real bad-ass moments with his powers. We may even unlock some new ones along the way? You gotta read to find out.

Marvel.com: Where will we find Iceman at the start of this new series? Will readers see some familiar supporting faces?

Sina Grace: Iceman got to try his hand being a leader in the pages of X-MEN: GOLD. While he’s fine enough running a team, he knows it’s not where his strengths are best put to use. He’s still sorting out how he fits in this world when he discovers that Morlocks are disappearing in the sewers. What he uncovers in the catacombs is far more terrifying than he could have imagined. From there? Things get really bad.

Readers can expect to see more relationship evolution with Kitty Pryde. They are not always gonna be on the same side of an argument. For anyone who had read interviews with me answering the question of who I’d really want to play with…just you wait for the cover unveil for issue #2!

Oh, and Jubilee makes a cute cameo at the end of issue #1. Am I allowed to share that?

Marvel.com: Bishop teams up with Bobby at the start of the new book—what do he and Bobby have in common? What makes their dynamic unique?

Sina Grace: They’ve been teammates in various iterations through the years, and in this first issue, Bobby is leading Bishop on their mission. Is Bishop cool with that? Is Bobby capable of telling Bishop what to do? Are there subtext issues to address? It’s gonna be lit.

I think they’re gonna fun to have next to each other given Bobby’s new context. Exploring identity is a huge theme in this series, and Bishop’s a perfect character to have bounce off Bobby…not only ‘cuz he’s kind of more straight-laced than Iceman, but because he’s also this guy trying to establish himself in a world he’s not from. That’s something Bobby can relate to after having to come out to every single human being in his life.

Marvel.com: A great hallmark of your Iceman stories is emotional honesty—something that can be really difficult thing to pull off visually in a comic. To that end, what are your thoughts on Nathan Stockman’s work so far? How have you enjoyed working with him?

Sina Grace: I’m vibing super hard with Nathan! Each ICEMAN artist brought different strengths, with Nate readers will see all of the dynamism of the previous arcs with an added layer of levity. To me, this arc is a reward—a celebration. We are going to have fun. All that being said, because Nathan’s so gosh-darned versatile, expect no end to the deeply personal and emotional beats that folks appreciated in the first run. Like, from the layout stages he has made me do a literal LOL and also given me chills on a page with the reveal of [REDACTED]. Nathan’s character designs are also super bold and unique…It’s like if his pages of SPIDEY had a baby with his work on X-MEN: BLUE and the baby also was born with omega-level powers. Love him.

Pre-order ICEMAN, by Sina Grace and Nathan Stockman, with your local comic shop ahead of the new series’ launch on September 12!

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Preview this week's new Marvel Comics!

Rejoice! Marvel’s The Pull List is here!

Celebrate THOR #1 with a new episode of the podcast, in which Tucker and guest-host Jamie Frevele preview June 13’s new comic releases including THOR, DOMINO, EXILES, VENOM, and all the other books that’ll be waiting for you in stores on New Comic Book Day!

Watch the video version of Marvel’s The Pull List above, then dive into the full audio episode below.

Check out the full list of what’s available from Marvel this week:

MARVEL PRINT COMICS ON-SALE (6/13/18)
• DARTH VADER #17
• DEADPOOL: ASSASSIN #1
• DOMINO #3
• EXILES #4
• HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: ADAMANTIUM AGENDA #2
• INFINITY COUNTDOWN: DARKHAWK #2
• MARVEL 2-IN-ONE ANNUAL #1
• MARVEL RISING: ALPHA #1
• NEW MUTANTS: DEAD SOULS #4
• OLD MAN LOGAN #41
• PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #305
• THE PUNISHER #226
• QUICKSILVER: NO SURRENDER #2
• S.H.I.E.L.D. BY HICKMAN & WEAVER #6
• SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #34
• STAR WARS: THRAWN #5
• THOR #1
• THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #33
• VENOM #2
• X-MEN: BLUE #29
• TRUE BELIEVERS: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP – ‘TIL DEATH DO US PART #1
• TRUE BELIEVERS: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP – ON THE TRAIL OF THE SPIDER-MAN #1

COLLECTIONS
• THE ASTONISHING ANT-MAN: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
• DAKOTA NORTH: DESIGN FOR DYING
• DEFENDERS VOL. 2: KINGPINS OF NEW YORK
• INVINCIBLE IRON MAN: IRONHEART VOL. 2 – CHOICES
• MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ANT-MAN/GIANT-MAN VOL. 3 (HC)
• MIGHTY THOR VOL. 5: THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR (HC)
• MS. MARVEL VOL. 4 (HC)
• THOR EPIC COLLECTION: WORLDENGINE

ON THE MARVEL APP
• BLACK GOLIATH (1976) #2-5
• DAKOTA NORTH (1986) #1-5
• MARVEL FEATURE (1971) #4-9
• AVENGERS/SQUADRON SUPREME ANNUAL ’98 #1

DIGITAL COLLECTIONS 
• AVENGERS: THE CONTEST
• FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: WALT SIMONSON VOL. 1
• FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: WALT SIMONSON VOL. 2
• FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: WALT SIMONSON VOL. 3
• THOR: THE WARRIORS THREE

FRESHLY DIGITIZED COMICS ON MARVEL UNLIMITED
• AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: VENOM INC. ALPHA #1
• ASTONISHING X-MEN #6
• AVENGERS #674
• AVENGERS/SQUADRON SUPREME ANNUAL (1998) #1
• BLACK BOLT #8
• CAPTAIN AMERICA #696
• CAPTAIN MARVEL (1989) #1
• CAPTAIN MARVEL (1994) #1
• DARTH VADER #9
• DOCTOR STRANGE #382
• GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #148
• HAWKEYE #13
• ICEMAN #8
• INHUMANS: ONCE AND FUTURE KINGS #5
• IRON FIST #75
• MARVEL FEATURE (1971) #10-4
• MASTER OF KUNG FU (1974) #49-39
• POWER PACK (1984) #46
• SPIDER-MAN #235
• SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #3
• THE UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL #23
• THOR: THE LEGEND (1996) #1
• WEB OF SPIDER-MAN (1985) #37
• X-MEN: GOLD #17

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You asked for it, you got it! Here are Jeremy Whitley's and Gurihiru's plans for Nadia van Dyne!

Marvel Comics fans have been hoping for a return of the latest woman wearing the Wasp costume — Nadia van Dyne! Back by popular demand, the young Super Hero is making a buzzworthy return written by Jeremy Whitley with art by Gurihiru. Nadia will be teaming up with her Agents of G.I.R.L. as well as her stepmother, Janet van Dyne AKA the original Wasp, to uncover a mysterious connection between A.I.M. and Nadia’s father, Hank Pym. THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP #1, the first in an ongoing series, will fly into stores on October 3, but we have an inside look at Nadia’s new adventures and some previews of the art!

Marvel.com: What kinds of adventures is Nadia going to be having this time around, and how will her “hive” of friends be involved?

Jeremy Whitley: They’re science ladies having science adventures! All of our Agents of G.I.R.L. are back, and they’re all on the same mission: to change the world through science. They’re also going to be Nadia’s back-up in the field in ways that are new to this volume. It’s always useful to have four of the smartest scientists in the world in your earpiece, but we’ve got a few other ways for them to get in on the action.

So much of the first volume was about assembling the team and saving Ying — this will be one of our first real chances to see G.I.R.L. in action out in the world.  We’re gonna have so much fun!

Marvel.com: We’re all excited to see Nadia shine on her own, but will any familiar faces be giving her a helping hand?

Whitley: Our goal with the adventures Nadia has are, as in the first volume, to combine the young and vibrant part of the current Marvel Universe with the heritage and fun of the Marvel Universe that she inherits from her family tree. Between Janet, Hank, Scott, Cassie, and Jarvis, Nadia has a ton of Avengers history around her. Also, Mockingbird’s sticking around as a mentor in the lab, so count on some killer chemistry and things getting hit with sticks!

Marvel.com: Can you discuss the villains and challenges Nadia will face? Will there be anyone we’ll recognize?

Whitley: I think we’ll have some surprising returns from the first volume, as we not only deal with some of Nadia’s history in the Red Room, but with the revitalization of A.I.M. under a familiar face that Nadia last saw inside of a giant robot. Beyond that, we want to bring in some family classics and some new blood as well. Nothing is quite as much fun as making new villains to plague the Marvel Universe.

Marvel.com: Will we learn more about Nadia’s past with the Red Room?

Whitley: “Absolutely…” he says coyly, “but I can’t tell you here.  They might be listening.”

Marvel.com: What kind of arc will Nadia experience throughout her series? Did your plotting and writing go the way you’d planned, or did you change direction along the way?

Whitley: I think we’re going to see a lot more of the Nadia we got to know in the last two issues of the first volume, one who doesn’t have all of the answers. It wasn’t so long ago that Nadia was a part-time Avenger with very few social obligations. Now she’s a Champion, has responsibilities with G.I.R.L., and has a lot more people in her life than she ever has before. A lot of this first story is going to be about how Nadia reacts to having so many more commitments in her life. We’re also going to deal a lot more with what she’s inherited from Hank, both in her civilian life and as the Wasp.  Hank’s had more than his fair share of enemies — and right now, he’s off making more.

Marvel.com: How will Nadia get to show off her science and technology skills in addition to her Super Hero skills? Do all of her skills work hand-in-hand or do they ever cause her to feel some sort of conflict? (Meaning, would a teenage girl with a scientific mind ever overthink a Super Hero mission?)

Whitley: I think Nadia considers herself a scientist first, and her superheroics are an extension of that. I like to think of her as coming from the same school as characters like Mr. Fantastic and Ant-Man, where what makes them super has as much to do with what’s in the brain as anything else.

The other component to this when it comes to Nadia is that, when possible, she prefers to settle things nonviolently. If she can talk to or make friends with someone that she’s supposed to be fighting, she absolutely will. So, I would say, Nadia’s brain IS what makes her a Super Hero, even when she’s not using science to solve the problem.

Marvel.com: Gurihiru is doing the art for THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP – how did you work with them to create Nadia’s new look and how do you think the artwork sets the tone for the series?

Whitley: I had the immense pleasure of working with Gurihiru once before on the first project I ever work on for SECRET WARS: SECRET LOVE. I learned that Gurihiru have an amazing sense of style and that the project will probably be served best by me telling them what I need and letting them fill in the blanks. We went back and forth on the designs just a little, but only to get them finely attuned. I credit them with looking at Elsa’s work on the first volume and seeing how they could make those looks fresh and new.  I think they’ve done a tremendous job.

THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP #1, written by Jeremy Whitley with art by Gurihiru, will go on sale October 3! Check in with your local comic book shop to pre-order your copy!

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Run down a list of Marvel's greatest hairless heroes!

Grab your sheep shearers and a fresh pack of razor blades, folks—it’s Marvel’s Top 10 Bald Heroes!

For this Top 10 episode, the Marvel.com team dove into the Marvel Unlimited library to find the roundest, smoothest heads from across the Marvel Universe. And from BLACK PANTHER‘s Dora Milaje, to the Regeneratin’ Degenerate dome of DEADPOOL, to the clean-shaven cranium of the UNCANNY X-MEN‘s Professor X, we found the most excellent eggheads in all of Marvel Comics.

Watch Marvel’s Top 10 Bald Heroes above, then check out the superbly smooth stories that they’re sourced from on Marvel Unlimited!

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Spidey teams with Deadpool and faces the second Super Hero Civil War!

For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe and the web-slinger is now back on the silver screen once again in Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War”! In celebration of his memorable history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story…

While Peter Parker showed a disgruntled Johnny Storm around the new home of Parker Industries—the Baxter Building—the Zodiac ramped up their evil plans in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3. Spider-Man saved Aunt May from War Goblins in Africa in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4, and later teamed with S.H.I.E.L.D. to take down the Zodiac in London in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5, not realizing its leader, Scorpio, stood as a major stockholder in Parker’s company.

Spider-Man/Deadpool (2016) #1

Spider-Man/Deadpool (2016) #1

  • Published: January 06, 2016
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: July 04, 2016
  • Rating: Rated T+
  • Writer: Joe Kelly
  • Cover Artist: Ed Mcguinness
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Spidey and Deadpool confronted a fake Dormammu together in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #1, but the Merc with a Mouth took a contract to kill Peter Parker, believing him to be evil in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #2. To complicate things, after a mission to Bolivia against the Cult of Entropy in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #3, Deadpool decided to kill Spidey first, then his “boss.”

A corrupted Cloak and Dagger’s new boss, Mister Negative, released a new drug onto the streets of Shanghai in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6. After faking corruption by Negative in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7, Parker began to search for an antidote to the drug, and in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8 set a trap for his foe to defeat him and release Cloak and Dagger from his control. Meanwhile, the Zodiac had infiltrated Parker Industries with a mole.

The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #7

The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #7

  • Published: February 03, 2016
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: August 08, 2016
  • Writer: Dan Slott
  • Cover Artist: Alex Ross
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Spidey and Nick Fury tracked Scorpio from orbit in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9, but the wallcrawler wound up attacked by the villain upon returning to Earth. Scorpio threatened to ruin Parker Industries in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10, but our hero managed to temporarily beat him by sending him one year into the future in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11. On the sidelines, Otto Octavius’ consciousness took more control of Peter Parker’s robotic helpmate, the Living Brain.

Spidey double-dated with Deadpool in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #4, mixed it up with Mysterio in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #5, and suffered through the production of “Deadpool: The Movie” in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #6. The wallcrawler found his hands full, though, when he met a future-seeing Inhuman named Ulysses in CIVIL WAR II #1, and witnessed the death of Bruce Banner from an arrow shot by Hawkeye in CIVIL WAR II #3.

Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man (2016) #1

Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man (2016) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

In CIVIL WAR II: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1, Spidey offered Ulysses a kind of internship at Parker Industries, but the young man predicted a former-crook-now-employee of the company would attack the hero soon. As if to fulfill Ulysses’ vision, Clayton Cole donned the armor of Clash in CIVIL WAR II: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2 to fight the Robot Master in CIVIL WAR II: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3, and ultimately turn to the dark side in CIVIL WAR II: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 when Spidey asked him to step back from trying to be a hero.

The webslinger battled the Ghost with Iron Man in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12, while a would-be-champion named Regent rose up and began to steal powers from super heroes in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #13, beginning with Miles Morales, the other Spider-Man. The rest of the Avengers fell into Regent’s clutches in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14 until Mary Jane Watson suited up as the Iron Spider to help Spidey dethrone the bad guy once and for all in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15.

The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #15

The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #15

What is Marvel Unlimited?

After reminiscing over an early team-up in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #7, the unlikely duo tracked down Patient Zero in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #8 and scrapped with a girl mutated with their own DNA called Itsy Bitsy in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #9. The girl turned on Patient Zero, her creator, in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #10, and ran off to become a crimefighter all on her own.

Peter Parker learned of a company known as New U and their rejuvenation technology in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16, while a new female Electro killed Parker Industries associate Hobie Brown in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17. Otto Octavius moved his mind into an octobot after the destruction of the Living Brain in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18, and Aunt May’s husband Jay Jameson died in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19.

The Clone Conspiracy (2016) #1

The Clone Conspiracy (2016) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

Spider-Man broke in to New U to investigate their suspicious set-up in DEAD NO MORE: CLONE CONSPIRACY #1, only to be confronted with a clone of Gwen Stacy and be assaulted by Octavius in a new, healthy body. The whys and the wherefores of his return stood revealed in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20.

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A gallery of variant covers by Frank Miller, David Mack, Adam Hughes, and more!

It’s never too early to get excited for new comics! The upcoming new CAPTAIN AMERICA #1, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates with art by Leinil Francis Yu, will be available on July 4. The regular cover is by the legendary Alex Ross, and there are even more variant covers that will get you in the patriotic spirit for Cap’s new run. Here’s a complete list of these great artists: Mike Zeck, Frank Miller, Leinil Yu, David Mack, Jim Steranko, Adam Hughes, Marko Djurdjević, Paul Renaud (with Joe Simon and Jack Kirby), Ron Garney, and John Cassaday.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 begins with the shield-slinger trying to polish his tarnished reputation after the Hydra takeover. But now, Cap will have to face a new enemy: the Power Elite. Watch a teaser for the new issue above, then view the variant covers in the gallery below:

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 goes on sale at MIDNIGHT on July 4 along with COSMIC GHOST RIDER #1, DEATH OF THE INHUMANS #1, and STAR WARS #50. Also, pick up where you left off and get the second issues of critically acclaimed new series including IMMORTAL HULK and DEADPOOL! Check in with your local comic shop to see how they’re celebrating the release of Cap’s new adventure and reserve your copy!

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Who are the Asgardians of the Galaxy? Writer Cullen Bunn explains.

Spiraling out of the events of the INFINITY WARS, the Guardians of the Galaxy are no more.

In their place, a new team rises to look after the universe: the Asgardians of the Galaxy.

On September 5, an epic space opera by writer Cullen Bunn and artist Matteo Lolli begins, as Angela, Valkyrie, Skurge the Executioner, Throg the frog Thor, the Destroyer, and Thunderstrike join together for a larger purpose.

We sat down with Bunn to get a few details about the new limited series.

Marvel.com: Cullen, what was the pitch behind this story? Without getting into spoilers, where do we find this new team at the beginning of the book?

Cullen Bunn: So, I did a search through my e-mails and found the original message I sent to [editor] Wil Moss about this story. I sent that message, proposing a spacefaring adventure book starring the Asgardians and titled ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, back in 2015. Wil and I knew we wanted to do this book straight away, but we needed to wait for the right moment. That moment, it seems, is now, as the events of INFINITY WARS leave a bit of a void when it comes to cosmic heroes.

In this story, a group of Asgardians is drawn into an intergalactic quest to stop a terrible villain (I will not reveal who just yet, but this baddie has longstanding ties to cosmic Marvel tales) from unleashing…well…something terrible upon the universe. For various reasons, though, this group of Asgardians must work without the knowledge of their peers.

Marvel.com: Why them? What brings these individuals together?

Cullen Bunn: What? Or who?

There’s another member of the initial group who remains, for the time being, a secret. When this character is revealed, it’ll baffle and surprise readers. Anyhow, this surprise character sets the Asgardians on their secret mission.

 

Marvel.com: Have you drawn inspiration for this book from any sources in particular?

Cullen Bunn: I drew inspiration from a number of sources. Guardians books, both classic and current. Thor stories. Classic Jim Starlin cosmic tales. Movies such as Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok”, Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy”, and Star Wars. In my pitch document for the series, I listed a number of touchstones ranging from Star Trek to Firefly.

Marvel.com: What do the Asgardians of the Galaxy have in common with the Guardians? How are they different?

Cullen Bunn: I didn’t approach this as a group that would replace the Guardians, and the team, by its very nature, is quite different than Star-Lord and company. They have a completely different vibe and style and approach to the challenges they face.

Still, I wanted this book to be a rollicking good time, just like the very best issues of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. The Asgardians are facing some very dangerous threats, but I want readers to be smiling as they enjoy the story.

Marvel.com: How would you describe the Asgardians’ team dynamic?

Cullen Bunn: These characters have not worked together often, and never in this way, so the team is just starting to find its footing. Some of the characters get along better than others. Some of the Asgardians are less trustworthy than others, and that will lead to some interesting interactions. Some of the team members are unsure of the motivation for bringing the group together in the first place. Others don’t seem to belong at all. Watching this team come together and seeing how very different members of the group interact will be a big part of this book’s fun.

Marvel.com: Which character have you had the most fun writing so far, and why is it Throg?

Cullen Bunn: Haha! Of course, Throg is a lot of fun to write. Throg will be, I think, a breakout character in the book. He’s being played a little differently than he has been in other books. But he is not a frog to be trifled with.

Really, though, I love writing all these characters. It’s especially cool to be writing Valkyrie (and her mortal counterpart Annabelle Riggs) once again! But Skurge is a delight. Angela is cool. Thunderstrike is a character we’re going to make readers love. And even the Destroyer has some fun surprises ahead.

Marvel.com: You’ve worked with Matteo Lolli a couple of times before. What’s it like teaming up with him again? And what about these cosmic visuals make this a perfect story for him to tell?

Cullen Bunn: Matteo is a delight to work with, and his work is delightful to look upon. This project is a little different than what we’ve done together in the past, but I think it’s even better! He has obviously spent a lot of time drawing Deadpool, but he’s also drawn big Super Hero action, such as DEADPOOL’S SECRET SECRET WARS. His art is crisp and clear and dynamic, and he draws some amazing spaceships, alien worlds, and—of course—Asgardians!

Begin the tale of the ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, by Cullen Bunn and Matteo Lolli, on September 5!

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Writer Dennis Hopeless reveals his plans for the new digital comic!

One of Marvel’s most mysterious teams is getting a brand new limited digital series! CLOAK AND DAGGER #1, available today and written by Dennis Hopeless with art by David Messina, will pick up during a bumpy time in Cloak and Dagger’s relationship. But like most powerful pairs, Tyrone and Tandy won’t be apart for very long.

We spoke to Dennis Hopeless to get an inside look on what’s in store for Cloak and Dagger!

Marvel.com: You’ve written for teams as well as individual characters. What was it like writing for two characters who are so different but so intertwined?

Dennis Hopeless: CLOAK AND DAGGER sort of splits the difference between writing a solo character and writing a team. When you’re writing about a single hero you can tell the story from inside their head. There’s one POV, and that perspective drives the story. Team books are often more of an ensemble. The spotlight moves around and the team dynamic is a bigger part of the story than any single point of view.

With CLOAK AND DAGGER, we’re telling the story from two very different perspectives at the same time. Tyrone and Tandy are fundamentally intertwined characters, like you say, but they see the world through different lenses. It’s been a lot of fun playing with that shifting perspective. We let the reader into each of their heads, sometimes even showing the same scene from two different angles. Just like in life, it’s the differences that propel the drama.

Marvel.com: What has it been like seeing David Messina interpret your script into art?

Dennis Hopeless: David’s style is big, bombastic, and super heroic. This is very much a psychological thriller. Like all the best Cloak and Dagger stories, it crawls down some narrow alleys and gets real dark. David’s art brings some much needed light and life to that. I love it.

Marvel.com: Cloak and Dagger have not only had their powers since they were teenagers, but they’ve been a duo for the same amount of time. Where does this relationship stand when we meet them in CLOAK AND DAGGER #1?

Dennis Hopeless: The current state of Cloak and Dagger’s relationship is one of the main driving forces behind this story. When we open, they’re further apart than ever, and the new status quo is still uncomfortable for everyone. Then old memories crop up, like old memories always do, and they’re yanked back together. It’s a lot of fun because we get to dive into their long history together. We spend some time with them in the early days when their powers and partnership were both still new and terrifying.

Marvel.com: Can you tell us anything about the “dangerous threat from their past” that is coming back? Is this series’ villain someone against whom Cloak and Dagger are seeking revenge?

Dennis Hopeless: That’s the old memory I was referring to. Tandy is working a murder case and spots something in a crime scene that brings back long forgotten teenage memories. Our villain sort of crawls up out of those memories… all of which is complicated by the fact that Cloak and Dagger are estranged. It’s a whole big tangled mess.

Marvel.com: Because they got their powers in such a scary way, do you feel like they feel resentment towards their powers? Do you think they’ve had long enough to accept them?

Dennis Hopeless: I think Tyrone and Tandy would each answer that question very differently. Dagger has embraced her powers and role as Super Hero in a way Cloak probably never will. To Tyrone, the Darkforce will always be a sort of curse. He uses it for good to the best of his ability, but it’s not something that gives him joy.

Marvel.com: Cloak and Dagger are coming back to address a mutual threat. Do you feel like there is any world in which they could truly separate for good?

Dennis Hopeless: They’re trying their best to do just that. So far it’s not going terribly well, but I guess we’ll find out.

CLOAK AND DAGGER #1 is available in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop, Comixology, and on the Amazon Kindle starting today!

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Peter Parker deals with the Spider-Verse, Secret Wars and life as a billionaire!

For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe and the web-slinger is now back on the silver screen once again in Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War”! In celebration of his memorable history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story…

One of Spider-Man’s greatest foes, Carnage, became “inverted” in AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #4 due to the Red Skull’s machinations, as well as Captain America and other heroes. In AXIS #5, Spidey escaped his friends’ evil actions, but Apocalypse showed up to make things worse. The webslinger helped gather former villains to save the day in AXIS #6, and he joined with Deadpool to stop Apocalypse’s “gene bomb” in AXIS #7. The heroic Carnage actually stopped the bomb in AXIS #8, while Spidey fought the X-Men until everything could be put back the way it should be in AXIS #9.

Avengers & X-Men: Axis (2014) #7

Avengers & X-Men: Axis (2014) #7

  • Published: December 10, 2014
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: June 03, 2015
  • Writer: Rick Remender
  • Cover Artist: Jim Cheung
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Alternate universe Spider-heroes sought out Spidey in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9 to beg his help in stopping Morlun and the Inheritors from killing them all. Our hero went to the Great Web to hand-pick a team in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10, which included Otto Octavius, the Superior Spider-Man, who quickly wanted to take over the group. The wallcrawler challenged Otto in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11, and after making a pact with Spider-Gwen, went toe-to-toe with Morlun in battle.

Multiple versions of Spider-Man clashed with the villains to gather the Spider-Totems in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12, but the tide turned with the inclusion of an Uncle Ben Spider-Man in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #13, and Otto’s key to victory over the Inheritors in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14. Later, Otto picked a fight with everyone in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15, but Peter Parker set him right.

Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #13

Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #13

  • Published: January 21, 2015
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: July 20, 2015
  • Rating: Rated T+
  • Writer: Dan Slott
  • Cover Artist: Olivier Coipel
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Spidey assisted the Fantastic Four versus the Quiet Man in FANTASTIC FOUR #643, a twisted version of the Avengers in FANTASTIC FOUR #644, and the Psycho-Man in FANTASTIC FOUR #645. Peter’s Parker Industries vied with Alchemax to bid on building a super-prison in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16, Spidey fought the Ghost in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17, and lost his building in the battle in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18.

After a scrap with Tombstone in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.1, the webslinger joined with the Wraith to investigate a mystery that led into a gang war in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17.1, the return of the Black Cat in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18.1, a clash with the Circus of Crime in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19.1, and big, violent misunderstanding with the Wraith in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20.1.

Secret Wars (2015) #1

Secret Wars (2015) #1

  • Published: May 06, 2015
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 02, 2015
  • Rating: Rated T+
  • Writer: Jonathan Hickman
  • Cover Artist: Alex Ross
What is Marvel Unlimited?

As Spidey’s universe prepared for an incursion by another universe in SECRET WARS #1, he boarded Reed Richards’ “life raft” with other heroes to escape the cataclysm. Seemingly years later, the raft opened up on a planet called “Battleworld” in SECRET WARS #2 and our hero learned its ‘god” was none other than Doctor Doom. Spider battled another group stranded there, the Cabal, in SECRET WARS #4, until Dr. Strange scattered him and his teammates to the far corners of the planet when Doom took notice.

Peter, along with fellow Spider-Man Miles Morales, sought the planet’s power source in SECRET WARS #6, but found the all-powerful Molecule Man instead. The final war with Doom’s forces kicked off in SECRET WARS #8, and after his defeat by Reed Richards in SECRET WARS #9, Peter welcomed Miles to his rebuilt universe as the second official Spider-Man.

The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #1

The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #1

  • Published: October 07, 2015
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: April 04, 2016
  • Rating: Rated T
  • Writer: Dan Slott
  • Cover Artist: Alex Ross
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Now a billionaire from “webware” he created, Peter Parker swung into battle as Spidey with his new Spider-Mobile in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 against the Zodiac, who then returned in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2 to challenge our hero again with a scheme to steal his tech from him.

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Watch the new video version to preview this week's Marvel Comics!

Celebrate a massive week for comics with Marvel’s The Pull List!

On the podcast, Ryan and Tucker preview June 6’s new comic releases, including a host of brand-new issue #1s, like ANT-MAN & THE WASP #1, DEADPOOL #1, DOCTOR STRANGE #1, IMMORTAL HULK #1! Plus, more about all the other books that’ll be waiting for you in store tomorrow!

Watch the video version of Marvel’s The Pull List above before jumping into the full audio episode below.

Here’s the full list of what’s available from Marvel this week:

MARVEL PRINT COMICS ON-SALE (6/06/18)

  • ANT-MAN & THE WASP #1
  • ANT-MAN & THE WASP: LIVING LEGENDS #1
  • ASTONISHING X-MEN #12
  • BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER #19
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA #703
  • CLOAK AND DAGGER #1
  • DAZZLER: X-SONG #1
  • DEADPOOL #1
  • DOCTOR STRANGE #1
  • HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: WEAPON LOST #2
  • IMMORTAL HULK #1
  • INFINITY COUNTDOWN #4
  • MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #31
  • RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER #6
  • STAR WARS #49
  • STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI ADAPTATION #3
  • WEAPON X #19
  • X-MEN: GOLD #29
  • X-MEN: RED #5

COLLECTIONS

  • ANT-MAN AND THE WASP ADVENTURES
  • ANT-MAN: ASTONISHING ORIGINS
  • BLACK BOLT VOL. 2: HOME FREE
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA BY WAID & SAMNEE: HOME OF THE BRAVE
  • DEADPOOL: WORLD’S GREATEST VOL. 4 (HC)
  • MARVEL’S ANT-MAN AND THE WASP PRELUDE
  • MILES MORALES: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS (HC)
  • RUNAWAYS BY BRIAN K. VAUGHAN & ADRIAN ALPHONA OMNIBUS (HC)
  • TALES OF SUSPENSE: HAWKEYE & THE WINTER SOLDIER

DIGITAL COMICS

  • SPIDEY: SCHOOL’S OUT #1.

ON THE MARVEL APP

  • BROTHERHOOD #1-8
  • MEPHISTO VS. #1-4
  • NEW WARRIORS #18-26

DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

  • FANTASTIC FOUR/IRON MAN: BIG IN JAPAN
  • FANTASTIC FOUR: THE LOST ADVENTURES
  • HERCULES: FULL CIRCLE
  • IRON MAN: DEADLY SOLUTIONS
  • MEPHISTO VS.

FRESHLY DIGITIZED COMICS ON MARVEL UNLIMITED

  • AMERICA #9
  • DARKHAWK #51
  • JEAN GREY #9
  • MASTER OF KUNG FU (1974) #38-29
  • MOON KNIGHT #189
  • OLD MAN LOGAN #31
  • POE DAMERON #21
  • PUNISHER INVADES THE ‘NAM: FINAL INVASION (1994) #1
  • PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL (1988) #53-52
  • SECRET WARRIORS #9
  • SPIDER-GWEN #26
  • STAR WARS: JEDI OF THE REPUBLIC – MACE WINDU #4
  • THE ‘NAM (1986) #69-67, 53-52, 30-21
  • U.S.AVENGERS #12
  • VENOM (2016) #158
  • X-MEN: BLUE #16
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