Thursday, October 1, 2015

Analysis: Marvel Comics December 2015 Solicitations

The Marvel Comics December Solicitations begins with the ending of Secret Wars as Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters. Marvel is preparing for the release with Star Wars Annuals and a special one-shot. The Darth Vader Annual is a jumping point for new fans as the story is self-contained while introducing the Dark Lord. The Star Wars Annual showcases Imperial spies as the Star Wars Special focuses on how C-3P0 got the red arm which he will have during the Force Awakens.

Other Marvel highlights include Mary Jane Watson is added to the supporting cast of the Invincible Iron Man, Amadeus Cho becomes the new Hulk, Daredevil has an apprentice, and the Uncanny X-Men is led by Magneto. Overall the new titles are charting new waters of creativity however everything depends on longevity in the comic industry. 

First Issues and New Story Arcs
A-Force #1
The Totally Awesome Hulk #1
Guardians of Infinity #1
Daredevil #1
All-New Inhumans #1
Uncanny X-Men #1
Red Wolf #1
Spidey #1
Squadron Supreme #1
Starbrand & Nightmask #1
Weirdworld #1
Scarlet Witch #1
Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat #1
Gwenpool Special #1

Limited Series and One-Shots
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War Prelude #1
Star Wars Special: C-3P0 #1
Darth Vader Annual #1
Star Wars Annual #1

Final Issues and Concluding Story Arcs
Secret Wars #9
Captain America: White #5
Star Wars: Chewbacca #5