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6 big takeaways from Marvel Comics’ June 2019 solicitations

Seven Star Wars comics, Captain America Apocalypse, and more.

Solicitations allow comic shops and fans to peer into the future and begin to see what their favorite stories will bring.  Complete with cover art, the short summaries give insight and can sometimes spoil things if you’re clever enough to connect the dots. After perusing the March solicitations for comics out in June here are my six big takeaways.

Prepare for the world eater across multiple variant covers

Tony Stark: Iron Man, Daredevil #7, and Fantastic Four #11 are getting Galactus variant covers to celebrate Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross’ Marvels, which debuted 25 years ago. The Daredevil cover is by Leinil Yu, the Iron Man cover is by Clayton Crain and the Fantastic Four cover is by Nick Bradshaw. Beautiful covers.

Age of X-Man heats up with Captain America Apocolypse and more

Probably the biggest shocker to come from these solicits is Apocalypse wearing the Captain America outfit. Not only is the design crazy cool, but he even seems to have a sidekick like Bucky! Other news includes Bishop on the verge of losing his mind, and Nightcrawler potentially bleeding out. It’s going to be an intense month for Age of X-Man fans.

AGE OF X-MAN: APOCALYPSE & THE X-TRACTS #4 (of 5)

TIM SEELEY (W) • SALVA ESPIN (A)

Cover by GERARDO SANDOVAL

THE AGE OF X-MAN CONTINUES!

You think this “A” stands for “America”? Think again! Genesis takes the field in the name of Apocalypse to fight for love and friendship!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AGE OF X-MAN: X-TREMISTS #5 (of 5)

LEAH WILLIAMS (W) • GEORGES JEANTY (A)

COVER BY RAHZZAH

THE AGE OF X-MAN CONCLUSION!

  • Some X-Tremists want to know love.
  • Some X-Tremists want to know freedom.
  • But some X-Tremists… just want to watch the world burn.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AGE OF X-MAN:NEXTGEN #5 (of 5)

ED BRISSON (W)

MARCUS TO (A)

Cover by CHRIS BACHALO

THE AGE OF X-MAN CONCLUSION!

  • The students must confront the truth behind their reality!
  • What must they sacrifice for freedom?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AGE OF X-MAN: THE MARVELOUS X-MEN #5 (of 5)

LONNIE NADLER & ZAC THOMPSON (W) • MARCO FAILLA (A)

Cover by PHIL NOTO

THE AGE OF X-MAN CONCLUSION!

  • Perfect is an idea…an idea that by its nature does not fit into reality.
  • The X-Men have seen the truth of a perfect world.
  • That world is coming apart at the seams.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AGE OF X-MAN: PRISONER X #4 (of 5)

VITA AYALA (W) • GERMAN PERALTA (A) • Cover by PATCH ZIRCHER

THE AGE OF X-MAN CONTINUES!

  • The walls begin to crumble around the inmates!
  • Can Bishop keep his sanity long enough to break free?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AGE OF X-MAN: THE AMAZING NIGHTCRAWLER #5 (of 5)

SEANAN MCGUIRE (W)

JUAN FRIGERI (A)

COVER BY SHANE DAVIS,

IT’S CURTAINS FOR KURT WAGNER!

  • Nightcrawler’s life hangs in the balance as the Age of X-Man crumbles around him!
  • Plus: The fate of baby TJ revealed!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Rachel Summers is back in X-Force #9 and Emma Frost gets involved with Cyclops’ mission

It appears Rachel Summers is back and may even be sporting the Phoenix (although sometimes covers can’t be trusted). It also appears Cyclops’s quest to save mutants might be a touch harder as a vaccine is being created to stop mutants from occurring in all future generations. Yipes.

X-FORCE #9

ED BRISSON (W) • DYLAN BURNETT (A) • Cover by Valerio Schiti

  • X-Force is split between a Stryfe and a hard place!
  • The clock is ticking!
  • Plus: The return of Rachel Summers!

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #19 & #20

MATTHEW ROSENBERG (W) • ISSUE #19 – Carlos Villa (A)

ISSUE #20- Salvador Larroca (A)

ISSUE #19 – MARVELS 25TH TRIBUTE VARIANT COVER BY PHIL NOTO

Covers by WHILCE PORTACIO

First – learn the truth about the Hellfire Club’s involvement in the X-Men’s quest. Then, the mutant race faces elimination at the hands of a vaccine erasing the X-Gene from future generations…

32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (EACH)

Savage Avengers has huge stakes and may change an Avenger forever

If the solicit has anything to say about it I think a lot of folks will be buying Savage Avengers. Not only is this new super team going to be fighting wizards who “summon a death god from celestial hell” but it also has Wolverine giving his blood to an Avenger who might change from it. Plus, Conan is in this series. What the heck!? I’m excited.

SAVAGE AVENGERS #2

GERRY DUGGAN (W) • MIKE DEODATO JR. (A)

Cover by DAVID FINCH

Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

Variant Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.

Variant Cover by NICK BRADSHAW

MARVELS 25TH TRIBUTE VARIANT COVER BY TOMM COKER

  • The Hand has teamed up with the evil wizards of the Hyborian Age to summon a death god from a celestial hell.
  • The only thing standing between Earth and destruction is the Savage Avengers: Conan, Wolverine, Punisher and Voodoo.
  • Plus: Logan donates blood, changing one Avenger forever. And Conan discovers a dark secret squirming in a genie bottle.
  • Your new favorite ongoing series is knives out in its second chapter.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

War of the Realms is taking over Marvel Comics for its big finish

There are, by my count, 21 War of the Realms comics between the main title or tie-in issues. That’s a lot of War of the Realms! It also finishes up in June with War of the Realms #5 and #6 both being released this month. From the solicit it appears Venom, or at least a Symbiote related character, will be a huge factor in the finale. Curious.

WAR OF THE REALMS #5 (of 6)

JASON AARON (W) • RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (A)

Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS

Connecting Realm Variant Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

Variant Cover by VICTOR HUGO

VARIANT COVER BY MARK TEXEIRA

International Connecting Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN

Young Guns Variant Cover by PEPE LARRAZ

MIDGARD’S LAST STAND

Malekith’s army gets a whole new crop of recruits — the dead! As Midgard transforms under the rule of Malekith and his allies, the dead rise up to form a new Niffleheim! The Black Panther calls in every hero on his roster to fight for Earth, from Spider-Man and the Spiders of Hel to Ghost Rider and Balder the Brave. But if there’s any hope for the Ten Realms, it’ll come from the skies…

40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

 

WAR OF THE REALMS #6 (of 6)

JASON AARON (W) • RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (A)

Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS

CONNECTING REALM VARIANT COVER BY GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

VARIANT COVER BY VICTOR HUGO

VARIANT COVER BY IRINA NORDSOL

INTERNATIONAL CONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY LUKE ROSS

YOUNG GUNS VARIANT COVER BY MIKE DEL MUNDO

SPOILER VARIANT COVER BY TERRY DODSON

THE WORLD’S SHATTERING CONCLUSION OF WAR OF THE REALMS!

The tides begin to turn as unexpected allies appear in a twist that will shake the heavens! Malekith’s allies are faltering at last before the might of all Earth’s heroes, but the Dark Elf King has one final trick — and it’s got a VENOMOUS bite! Out of options, the God of Thunder makes a sacrifice that will leave him forever changed. But will it be enough? And what heroes may fall in his wake? Midgard’s fate is sealed as Jason Aaron’s years-long saga comes to its epic conclusion!

56 PGS./Rated T+ …$5.99

Star Wars Age of Rebellion kicks off helmed by Greg Pak

Taking place after Luke Skywalker learns his dear old dad is Darth Vader, Pak is showing us a time when Luke knows the horrible truth but must prepare for the inevitable battle between them. Over in the Darth Vader special, Pak is focusing on how Vader isn’t necessarily the ruler of the Grand Moffs and will show us how that power struggle plays out.

There are seven total Star Wars comics out in June, which includes long-running series Doctor Aphra and Star Wars, Dennis ‘Hopeless’ Hallum’s excellent Vader – Dark Visions, and also the third chapters in the yet to be released series Galaxy’s Edge and Tie Fighter.

STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION – DARTH VADER #1

GREG PAK (W) • MARC LAMING (A) • COVER BY  TERRY & RACHEL DODSON

VARIANT COVER BY JG JONES

Puzzle Piece Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE

Artist Concept Variant Cover Also Available

Greatest Moments Variant Cover BY Gabriele Dell’Otto

MOVIE VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE

YOUR HUMBLE SERVANT VADER!

  • DARTH VADER may be the most feared man in the galaxy. But to the proud Grand Moffs of THE EMPIRE, he’s just the Emperor’s apprentice – below them in the hierarchy.
  • But what fury burns in the heart of a SITH with such overwhelming rage when a mere Moff dares command him?
  • And at what point does Darth Vader show them his true power?

32 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$3.99

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.

STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION – LUKE SKYWALKER #1

GREG PAK (W) • CHRIS SPROUSE (A) • COVER BY  TERRY & RACHEL DODSON

VARIANT COVER BY JG JONES

Puzzle Piece Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE

Artist Concept Variant Cover Also Available

MOVIE VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE

THE FIRST TEMPTATION OF LUKE SKYWALKER!

  • After learning the true identity of his father, LUKE continues his training and prepares for the inevitable showdown, determined never to follow the path of VADER.
  • But when a rebel general’s mistakes lead to disaster and Luke must seize command, the DARK SIDE tempts him as never before.
  • Featuring the eerie influence of THE EMPEROR!

32 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$3.99

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.

 

STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE #3 (of 5)

ETHAN SACKS (W) • WILL SLINEY (A) • Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS

VARIANT COVER FEATURING HONDO OHNAKA BY CASPAR WIJNGAARD

THE JEDHA CONNECTION!

  • During the height of the EMPIRE, DOK-ONDAR hired an unlikely team to pull off an impossible score — to steal a relic out of the occupied HOLY CITY OF JEDHA.
  • With FIRST ORDER troops now blanketing the BLACK SPIRE OUTPOST on BATUU, history may finally be catching up to the notorious procurer of the unprocurable.
  • Guest starring fan favorite Outer Rim pirate HONDO OHNAKA!
  • Based on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the new themed land coming this year to Disney Land and Walt Disney World.

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.

 

STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER #3 (of 5)

JODY HOUSER (W) • ROGE ANTONIO & GERALDO BORGES (A)

Cover by  TOMMY LEE EDWARDS

ALPHABET SQUAD VARIANT COVER BY JEFF LANGEVIN

THE NET CLOSES!

  • The traitors of the REBEL ALLIANCE have made their presence known!
  • Will the heroes of the EMPIRE be able to salvage the mission and save the day?
  • And at what cost?

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #33

SI SPURRIER (W) • WILTON SANTOS (A) • Cover by ASHLEY WITTER

GREATEST MOMENTS VARIANT COVER BY PAUL RENAUD

“UNSPEAKABLE REBEL SUPERWEAPON” PART 2

  • Counting the cost of her incorrigible thievery, sticky-fingered archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA is at the mercy of REBEL HIGH COMMAND.
  • But things are about to get stickier. What’s the one thing every galactic treasure hunter knows for sure?
  • EXES NEVER MARK THE SPOT.

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.

STAR WARS: VADER – DARK VISIONS #5 (of 5)

DENNIS “HOPELESS” HALLUM (W) • GERALDO BORGES (A)

COVER BY GREG SMALLWOOD

Variant Cover by ACO

NIGHTMARE ON THE OUTER RIM!

  • A backwater jungle planet teeming with poisonous plants.
  • The search for a device that can track the REBELS.
  • A psychedelic nightmare triggered by the local flora — with a terror known as DARTH VADER!

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.

STAR WARS #67

KIERON GILLEN (W) • ANGEL UNZUETA (A)

Cover by GERALD PAREL

VARIANT COVER BY Bill Sienkiewicz

Action Figure Variant by JOHN  TYLER CHRISTOPHER

GREATEST MOMENTS VARIANT COVER BY JULIAN  TEDESCO

“THE SCOURGING OF SHU-TORUN” PART 6

  • The fate of an entire world is in the hands of the REBELS!
  • And even then, can anyone manage to escape the Scourging of SHU-TORUN?
  • The cataclysmic end of KIERON GILLEN’s run on STAR WARS.

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.

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