Spring Comic Events 2017! Secret Empire, The Button, & More!

GOSH, there’s a lot happening in comics right now!

Here are the heavy hitters coming up – let us know what interests you, any questions you may have about what’s going on, and your theories on where these stories will end up!

 

X-Men Gold (twice-monthly)      April 5th

Xavier’s dream comes full circle as KITTY PRYDE takes the reins
and assembles a squad of the most iconic X-Men to fight at her side: STORM. COLOSSUS. NIGHTCRAWLER. OLD MAN LOGAN. PRESTIGE!
Brought to you by an all-star creative team of Marc Guggenheim (X-MEN, S.H.I.E.L.D., television’s Arrow) and Ardian Syaf (BATGIRL, SUPERMAN/BATMAN, BRIGHTEST DAY)!

X-Men Gold: The New Brotherhood X-Plained

X-MEN GOLD continues the team of Extraordinary X-Men. Kitty returns from
guarding the galaxy (get it?) and becomes the group’s leader. Her mission: to make the X-Men no longer feared by everyone else – to make them heroes again. Think of this as a back to basics… putting away the body armor and putting the spandex back on.

 

 

Royals (twice-monthly)      April 5th

A myth from the future. A quest to the far stars. A legend written across galaxies.
Guided by the other-dimensional Kree warrior known as Marvel Boy,
the Inhuman Royal Family departs on an odyssey across all creation on search for lost secrets — and the last hope — of their people.
Penned by fan-favorite Al Ewing (The Ultimates, New Avengers, Loki: Agent of Asgard) and drawn by the white-hot Jonboy Meyers (Teen Titans, Spawn), ROYALS is a Marvel-style space epic that takes the Inhuman Royal Family and plunges them into the unknown!
The knowledge they seek could change the course of Inhuman destiny, but it cannot be attained without cost…for at the end of days, the Last Inhuman tells the tale of how seven left Earth for the stars…but only six returned.

The Inhuman Royal Family Returns to Space in New Marvel Comic

ROYALS takes the previously-royal family on a mission to find lost secrets of – and possible revitalization for – the Inhumans. No longer the heart of their people, they will pay
penance for the tragedy their family has wrought.

 

X-Men Blue (twice-monthly)      April 12th

Join the original/young/time-displaced MARVEL GIRL, CYCLOPS, BEAST, ICEMAN and ANGEL as they reclaim the title of X-MEN. After the world-shaking events of IVX, the original team is here to bring mutant criminals to justice and restore a heroic sheen to their name.
But with a new leader in JEAN GREY and a new mentor in their “arch-frenemy” MAGNETO, will old rivalries and new conflicts tear these heroes apart?

X-Men Blue: Cullen Bunn Details The Original X-Men’s New Era

Blue is all about the original team, no longer led by Cyclops, but by Jean Grey. Fearing that Cyclops could be triggered into his former self’s radical-ness, Jean Grey decides to take the team and start doing what Xavier meant for them to do… be heroes and maybe change
a few people’s minds about mutants in the process.

 

 

Weapon X      April 12th

Decades ago, the Weapon X program produced the deadliest mutant killers on the planet. Now, with more research, more funding, and more Adamantium at its disposal,
the Weapon X program is creating new killers for old targets:
Old Man Logan. Sabretooth. Lady Deathstrike. Weapon X isn’t just experimenting on mutants anymore…it’s eradicating them. All of them.
Reuniting X-Men: Phoenix — Endsong creative team GREG PAK (World War Hulk)
and GREG LAND (Uncanny X-Men)!

Greg Pak And Greg Land Launch ‘Weapon X’ For The X-Men ResurrXion

We are pretty excited about this new Weapon X series, partly because it’s written by
the immensely talented friend of the shop Greg Pak. Logan, Sabretooth, and Lady Deathstrike are the next targets for the newly funded Weapon X program – and not just for more experiments!

 

Batman #21 “The Button” part 1/4      April 19th

The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here!
The Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive – the two greatest detectives on any world – unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party—and it’s not who anyone suspects! It’s a mystery woven through time, and the ticking clock starts here!

‘Watchmen’ Is Back In POG Form As Batman And Flash
Investigate ‘The Button’ In April

Finally we start to get answers for this mysterious DCU and Watchmen crossover. For those of you who missed Rebirth…SPOILER: at the end of the issue as Batman is returning to the cave after a long day of crime fighting and learning that there are apparently THREE different Jokers, Bruce discovers the bloody Watchmen button in the cave, and we have been left in the dark ever since. WE ARE MUCH EXCITE!!

 

Secret Empire #0/9      April 19th

The Marvel Universe is under siege from within! Captain America, secretly a true believer in the cause of Hydra, has turned his back on the Super Hero community. Using the trust and respect he has gained over the years he has ascended to a position where he can enacts Hydra’s ideals. The death of Jack Flag, the trial of Maria Hill, the second Civil War, the alien Chitauri Queen. All of the dominos of Captain America’s plan have been laid out – and it will take only the slightest push to set them into action!
Now, the Avengers, the Champions, the Defenders, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men and more will be tested. As Hydra’s grip tightens around the Marvel Universe, the heroes stand at the precipice of an unprecedented challenge. How will they Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted among them?

Marvel’s SECRET EMPIRE to Launch With SECRET EMPIRE #0

For those of you who are worried about Steve Rogers and what the flark has been going on with him, this new Marvel event will *hopefully* put us all at ease. It is a massive event, spanning the entire MU across pretty much all of their books.
Starting with #0 (and the FCBD issue) Steve’s plan to take over Hydra starts to come to fruition, and the Marvel universe will have to rally together to set things right again.