Marvel already has talked about Outlawed–related titles, and their Empyre event slated for April, but of course there is always more. The company released brief bits of information about other new titles hitting the shelves in the fourth month.
The House of the Mouse Ideas has seen your posts, and realized that you can’t read, so they will be releasing How to Read Comics the Marvel Way. This title will be written by Christopher Hastings, with art by Scott Koblish, and a cover by David Nakayama and will be a guide on how to read and understand comics. From the promo:
“I tried to read it, but I just got lost.” This HAS happened to you, True Believer! You hand your intelligent friend a comic book, eagerly anticipating future conversation, only to have it returned months later, half read. What went wrong?
Comics can be like a foreign language—if you don’t learn them young, you might need extra help and motivation to catch on. Other clever cartoonists and scribes have shared their theories of the grammar of comics, but it’s never before been done in the Mighty Marvel Manner!
Well, get ready, because Mysterio has trapped your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man in a comic book, and he’s going to help you navigate through the gutters, balloons, panels, pencils and more so you can follow along while he figures out how to escape and save the day!
The fuzzy elf gets his own title with Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler #1. This comic will be written by Jonathan Hickman, with art and cover by Alan Davis. This eerie tale will feature Nightcrawler leading a mission into Greymalkin Habitat when the X-Men lose contact with it.
It looks like Marvel is gearing up for the May debut of the Black Widow film. Not only are they publishing a two-issue series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe starting this month, but they have bunch of titles premiering in April, just in time for the movie.
The first is set in Black Widow’s spy days titled Black Widow: Widow’s Sting #1. This story will be written by Ralph Macchio, with art by Simone Buonfantino, and a cover by Ema Luppachino. A S.H.I.E.L.D. agent disappears while investigating Maggia boss Silvermane, so Natasha Romanoff, aka. Black Widow, is sent in to resolve things.
The villain Taskmaster looks to be playing a key role in the Black Widow film, so he is getting his own title (again) as well. Taskmaster #1 will be written by Jed MacKay, with art by Alessandro Vitti, and a cover by Valerio Giangiordano. The Taskmaster appears to have killed Maria Hill, which puts a lot of crosshairs on his head from the world’s greatest spies. Tasky will have to either clear his name or die trying.
Finally, another pair of characters appearing in the movie will be getting their own title. Can you guess who Widomakers: Red Guardian and Yelena Belova #1 will feature? You could if you read How to Read Comics the Marvel Way first. Widowmakers will be written by Devin Grayson, and has art by Michele Bandini, with a cover by Mike McKone. The past seems to be catching up to both Yelena and Alexi Shostakov a.k.a. Red Guardian, but it sounds like the Red Guardian won’t take things sitting down.
Marvel are also promoting Deadpool #6 and Runaways #32 for reasons…