Comics available for pre-ordering, if that’s your thing, daddio.
I’m actually going to do it in a different order for once, and hit up the trades first.
YOUNG AVENGERS VOL. 1: STYLE > SUBSTANCE TPB
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by JAMIE MCKELVIE
Cover by JAMIE MCKELVIE
Legacy isn’t a dirty word, but it’s an irrelevant one. It’s not important what our parents did. It matters what WE do. Someone has to save the world. You’re someone. Do the math. The critically acclaimed team of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie reinvent the teen super-hero comic for the 21st century, uniting Wiccan, Hulkling and Kate “Hawkeye” Bishop with Kid Loki, Marvel Boy and Ms. America. No pressure, right? As a figure from Loki’s past emerges, Wiccan makes a horrible mistake that comes back to bite everyone on their communal posteriors. Fight scenes! Fake IDs! Plentiful feels! (a.k.a. “meaningful emotional character beats” for people who aren’t on tumblr.) Young Avengers is as NOW! as the air in your lungs and twice as vital. Hyperbole is the BEST! THING! EVER! Collecting YOUNG AVENGERS (2013) #1-5 and material from MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1.
I know a bunch of non-regular folk expressed an interest in pre-ordering this as they’re Read It In The Trade types. If you’ve got a local comic shop, you can do it there. Alternatively, there’s always amazon which accepts pre-orders.
Meanwhile, for single issue folks…
YOUNG AVENGERS #9
KIERON GILLEN (W)
JAMIE MCKELVIE (A/C)
• We wanted to just write “Screaming! Screaming! Screaming!” for this solicit, but we’re told we need boring old facts.
• Anyway! The Young Avengers road trip across the multiverse goes proper crazy as it reaches it’s destination. It’s destination is mainly EXCITEMENT and HEARTBREAK.
• Several Young Avengers decide what to do next. The question is, whether what they do next is to be Young Avengers…
• Honestly, screaming.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
By this point my solicits are actually trolling other departments at Marvel. Man!
IRON MAN #14
KIERON GILLEN (W) • GREG LAND (A/C)
MORE MIND-BLOWING REVELATIONS AS “THE SECRET ORIGIN OF TONY STARK” CONTINUES!
• Free at last, all IRON MAN has to do is fight a robot who can take over his armor at any time and avoid one of the universe’s greatest bounty-hunters…DEATH’S HEAD.
• An impossible choice at the edge of space will decide the fate of two worlds. Who lives? Who dies?
• And can TONY STARK somehow find a way to avoid his destiny…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
The Iron Man solicits are a little less lunatic.
KIERON GILLEN’s Uber unleashes the Nazi super soldiers into SPOILERS!!!!! in a determined to show the Allies in the West how vulnerable they truly are. The race for Allied Uber soldiers is at a breakneck pace, but Churchill’s HMH troops are not yet in the same class as Hitler’s heavyweight Battleships. With no choice left to them, the earliest Allied super soldiers must rise to the occasion and face an enemy with greater power and experience than they have ever seen. Available with Regular or Wraparound cover by Caanan White, Propaganda Poster cover by Michael Dipascale, and a special Blitzkrieg Incentive cover by Caanan White
You can go over to Bleeding Cool to read the spoiler, if you wish.It also includes all the alternate covers. There’s also a reprint of issue 0 and issue 1, for those who missed it.
I’ve talked in interviews that the arc is the slow build towards the first superhero engagement. This issue is basically the heart of the R&D push. It also features the debut of Alan Turing, the breakout character of 2013.
Actually, now I think about it, that may have been in issue 3.
I’m going to get around to doing a page linking to all my trades and digital comics, I think. That’d probably be useful, eh?