Marvel’s Giant Size X-Men limited series continues with Magneto in March

The world for Marvel’s Merry Mutants has gotten bigger in the last few months, with the current Dawn of X initiative still rolling out with the new status quos of all of mutantkind on the island of Krakoa. February kicks off a new artist focused X-Men series with Giant Size X-Men: Jean Grey & Emma Frost #1 by Jonathan Hickman, the man overseeing the new status quo, and Russell Dauterman.

The big nature of that five issue series, which rotates artists to feature various big artists, isn’t stopping there. Marvel has announced the next issue in March by Jonathan Hickman and Ben Oliver will tackle the master of magnetism himself: Magneto.

Giant Size X-Men: Magneto #1 focuses on the long-time foe and adversary of the X-Men who now stands as one of the leaders of all of mutantkind (side by side with the X-Men once more) on Krakoa. While his dream of all mutants together making their own way in the world has come true, Magneto has a challege ahead of him as he must “now make dealings with his former sworn enemy — humanity,” reads the issue description.

More information about this issues, as well as the following three one-shots of this run are expected in the near future.

Marvel’s mightiest heroes & villains get 2020 makeovers in publisher’s latest variant covers

Back in 1984, readers of Marvel Comics (specifically the Machine Man series by Tom DeFalco & Herb Trimpe) were introduced to Arno Stark, the Iron Man of hte far-flung future year of 2020.

Now the actual year 2020 is upon us and a different version of Arno (the one from the main Marvel Universe) will be donning a suit as Iron Man in 2020 (in the six-part Iron Man 2020 event series) but he won’t be alone in celebrating this new year and the start of a new decade.

Marvel has unveiled a slew of variant covers to debut in December featuring various characters from the different titles done up in the almost steampunkish gear filled vision of a 2020 future that debuted back in the 1980s.

Check out all the variants below, find them in stores in December.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #35 2020 VARIANT by DAVE JOHNSON

AVENGERS #28 2020 VARIANT by EMA LUPACCHINO with colors by JASON KEITH

BLACK CAT #7 2020 VARIANT by OLIVIER VATINE

BLACK PANTHER & THE AGENTS OF WAKANDA #4 2020 VARIANT by PASQUAL FERRY with colors by CHRIS SOTOMAYOR

CAPTAIN MARVEL #13 2020 VARIANT by KRIS ANKA

DAREDEVIL #14 2020 VARIANT by SKAN

DAREDEVIL #15 2020 VARIANT by RYAN BROWN

DOCTOR DOOM #3 2020 VARIANT by PATCH ZIRCHER with colors by MORRY HOLLOWELL

FANTASTIC FOUR #17 2020 VARIANT by KHOI PHAM with colors by MORRY HOLLOWELL

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #11 2020 VARIANT by DAVE JOHNSON

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #12 2020 VARIANT by TOM RANEY with colors by CHRIS SOTOMAYOR

IMMORTAL HULK #28 2020 VARIANT by DALE KEOWN with colors by JASON KEITH

MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #13 2020 VARIANT by RAHZZAH

SPIDER-MAN #4 2020 VARIANT by WILL SLINEY with colors by DAVID CURIEL

TONY STARK: IRON MAN #19 2020 VARIANT by LARRY STROMAN with inks by MARK MORALES and colors by JASON KEITH

VALKYRIE: JANE FOSTER #6 2020 VARIANT by DAVID NAKAYAMA

VENOM #21 2020 VARIANT by KHARY RANDOLPH with colors by EMILIO LOPEZ

The X-Men’s adventures get bigger in the February launching Giant-Size X-Men series

Dawn of X has just really begun for the X-Men and all of mutant kind, their lives beginning to come together on the island nation of (and mutant itself) Krakoa. In 2020, things are going to get bigger.

Giant you might say.

Revealed at MCM Comic Con London by Marvel, Jonathan Hickman, the mastermind behind much of the current X-Men revolution, will be launching a second title to run alongside his current X-Men series taking on a familiar name from the X past: Giant Size X-Men. Each issue will see Hickman teaming with a different art team to bring to life big adventures focused on different mutants/X-Men.

Kicking off the book will be Russell Dauterman and Matt Wilson who joins Hickman for Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey and Emma Frost #1 which follows the usual rivals featured in the title (Jean Grey and Emma Frost) as they work to try and rescue Storm.

“I’ve wanted to draw X-Men comics since I was a kid, so drawing this issue of X-MEN is a dream come true,” says Dauterman. “I’m so thrilled to be working on this with Jonathan and Matt, and it’s co-starring my favorite character, Jean Grey!”

The Giant-Size moniker was used first in 1975 when Len Wein and David Cockrum worked to relaunch the X-Men after their title had been cancelled and been in reruns for years. The titles return fits this time as the line is once more getting a pretty big overhaul.

Further announcements about artists and characters starring in subequent issues are expected in the future.

Wolverine goes solo once more in 2020 with a new Dawn of X series

As creators from Marvel Comics descended upon New York Comic Con to hype up the upcoming Dawn of X books and the upcoming end of the House Of X/Powers of X storyline, they made sure to bring one big announcement to cap off an hour of X-Men talk.

The panel finished with the announcement that a new Wolverine series will launch in February as part of the Dawn of X lineup from teh creative team of Ben Percy, Adam Kubert and Victor Bogdonavic.

Little was shared about the series other than it will follow ” Wolverine as he takes it upon himself to defend the new nation of Krakoa from the humans who would exploit its extraordinary resources.”

“We all have that character. The one we love more than any other. The one we treasure in books and movies and maybe memorialize with a T-shirt or tattoo. The one we relate to as a cracked-mirror version of ourselves. For me — as a growly, grumpy, hairy, smelly, muscled, flannel-clad, whiskey-swilling loner who lives in the woods of the frozen north — it’s Logan. And though this might sound corny, it also feels right to say that writing Wolverine is a dream come true, a childhood fantasy realized. No kidding, bub.”

Kubert has drawn Logan numerous times in the past and Percy has been writing not only the Sticher Wolverine drama podcasts but also the comic book adaptation of the first of those podcast adventures. He’ll also be writing Logan within the pages of X-Force which launches this month.

WOLVERINE #1
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by ADAM KUBERT & VICTOR BOGDONAVIC
Cover by ADAM KUBERT

Star Trek: Picard gains a release date & new trailer during New York Comic Con

Ever since the news dropped, and especially since the first trailer debuted during San Diego Comic Con, fans have been eagerly awaiting much more about the upcoming CBS All Access series Star Trek: Picard, including when they get to watch it. The network’s New York Comic Con panel did not disappoint in that regard.

Set in 2399, twenty years after the events of the final Star Trek: The Next Generation film Nemesis, the 10-episode series begins rolling out on January 23.

Along with that revelation CBS brought along a brand new trailer that includes some more familiar Star Trek faces (Will Riker and Deanna Troi/Riker to name a few) and showed of a lot more about the new cast of characters and the focus of the series.

Star Trek: Discovery heads to the future in season three’s first trailer

Welcome to the future of Star Trek, it’s not a bright as one might have imagined. During their New York Comic Con, the cast and crew of Star Trek: Discovery spoke about the series jump to over 930 years in their future, putting them much further than any Star Trek stories have ever really focused on.

Things have changed a lot in that time as one can see in the season three trailer that was dropped during the panel, the Federation is no longer the powerful entity that it was and the universe could use a bit of brightness brought back. A brightness that Commander Saru states in the trailer that the crew of the Discovery might bring.

Star Trek: Discovery returns at some point in 2020 on CBS All Access.

Previews – Donny Cates shares first look at Thor #1 artwork

January is bringing a big change for Marvel Comics in regards to their title starring the God of Thunder himself Thor, as the title will have a new writer for the first time in seven years following the run of Jason Aaron and various artists. New writer Donny Cates has tweeted out first look art from the new run from series artist Nic Klein and colorist Matt Wilson.

This new series was announced during Marvel’s Next Big Thing panel at New York Comic Con.

Check out the series first solicit below, with Thor launching in January 2020.

THOR #1
Written by DONNY CATES
Penciled by NIC KLEIN
Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
A BRAND-NEW, SUPERSTAR CREATIVE TEAM TAKES THE KING OF ASGARD TO NEW REALMS OF GLORY!

The prince is now a king. All Asgard lies before Thor, the God of Thunder. And after many months of war, the Ten Realms are finally at peace. But the skies above the Realm Eternal are never clear for long. The Black Winter is coming. And the God of the Storm will be powerless before it.