DnA’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Return, Daredevil’s Anniversary, And More Highlight MARVEL’s April Solicits
Marvel’s solicitations for April 2014 have just been released, and there are a few surprises packed in the ginormous list of releases. We’ve combed through the entire list and pulled out four things we’re saying are big, noteworthy comics. Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning are making a return to Guardians of the Galaxy, Daredevil gets a special anniversary issue, Nightcrawler gets his own solo series, The Winter Soldier gets a director’s cut issue just in time for his big movie, and Deadpool gets married.
The one that will have fans buzzing the most is the news that Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, better know as DnA, will return to Guardians of the Galaxy for special back up stories in Brian Michael Bendis’ Guardians #14. The duo will then be tackling a special two issue comic called Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude. That series will be one of Marvel’s patented movie prelude series if you couldn’t tell. Daredevil, Nightcrawler, Deadpool, and the Winter Soldier director’s cut are pretty self explanatory. Read on for the solicits. If you want to plow through the list yourself, click the source link below.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #14
Brian Michael Bendis (W) • Nick Bradshaw (A/C)
100th issue ANIVERSARY CELEBRATION!
• 45 years in the making! It’s finally here!!! The 100th issue of Guardians of the Galaxy! (Okay it’s actually the 101st, but we had an X-Men crossover to get through! Sheesh!)
• It’s an all-star celebration of the most popular super team of 2014 as cosmic captain Brian Michael Bendis welcomes Nick Bradshaw (WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN) to the team!
• As the GOTG gets ready for new members VENOM and CAPTAIN MARVEL, there are unexpected dangers that promise to tear the team to its core.
• Plus in this special double sized anniversary issue…two special back up stories by former GOTG writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning!
48 PGS./Rated T …4.99
MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY PRELUDE #1 (OF 2)
DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING (W) • WELLINTON ALVES (A)
GET READY FOR MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY WITH AN ALL-NEW COMIC BOOK PRELUDE—WRITTEN BY COSMIC LEGENDS DAN ABNETT AND ANDY LANNING!
• Who is Nebula? What tragic events forged her unbreakable allegiance to her dark lord? Find out here!
• Plus: Gamora! Korath! And more from the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99
MARK WAID (W) JAVIER RODRIGUEZ (A)
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
MARTIN VARIANTS (SET OF 5) BY MARCOS MARTIN
DAREDEVIL 1.50 SAMNEE VARIANT
• Celebrate Daredevil’s fiftieth anniversary with a look at the future!
• A special standalone story that takes place on Matt Murdock’s 50th birthday. How has his life changed? Who lives? Who dies? See if you can spot all the clues the Daredevil creative team has planted for the year 2014!
• Plus: Stories by special guest creators from Murdock’s murky past! Fifty years without fear have all lead up to this!
40 PGS./ONE SHOT/Rated T+ …4.99
CHRIS CLAREMONT (W) • TODD NAUCK (A)
Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
Artist Variant by Humberto Ramos
Animal Variant by TBA
NIGHTCRAWLER IS BACK!
Newly-returned from the afterlife, veteran X-Man Kurt Wagner finds himself in a world that’s a far cry from the one he left: Professor Xavier is dead, Cyclops is on the run, and the X-Men are divided. But determined not to let his new lease on life go to waste, Nightcrawler hits the road alongside Wolverine, eager to right some wrongs and safeguard the future mutantkind…and he’s going to do it by the means he loves most: swashbuckling, lady-charming and—of course—BAMFing!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …2.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER #1 DIRECTOR’S CUT
ED BRUBAKER (W)
STEVE EPTING (A/C)
Go behind the scenes of the classic story that inspired MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. The Red Skull lays the groundwork for his most devastating attack ever on Captain America and the land he holds dear — and with the Cosmic Cube in his possession, how can Cap hope to stop him? Find out in the shocking twist-ending you won’t see coming. This special edition comes packed with bonus material including the complete script for the issue, Ed Brubaker’s original series proposal, Winter Soldier concept sketches and preview pages from MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER — THE ART OF THE MOVIE HC.
56 PGS./Rated T+…$4.99
GERRY DUGGAN, BRIAN POSEHN, FABIAN NICIEZA, MARK WAID, JOE KELLY, CHRISTOPHER PRIEST, JIMMY PALMIOTTI, FRANK TIERI, GAIL SIMONE, DANIEL WAY, VICTOR GISCHLER (W)
MIKE HAWTHORNE, SCOTT KOBLISH & MANY MORE (A)
Cover by SCOTT KOBLISH
VARIANT Cover by MARK BROOKS
Taco Time Variant by Matthew Waite
ISSUE #27 Anniversary Variant by Art Adams
• That’s right—the day you never dreamed would come has finally arrived…Deadpool is getting MARRIED!
• First up in this ENORMOUSLY OVERSIZED ISSUE is our the main feature—the biggest wedding since that one guy married that other guy as Deadpool and his mysterious bride tie the knot in a tale by Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn, & Mike Hawthorne!
• THEN, we’ve rounded up EVERY writer to ever pen Wade’s series to celebrate this magical occasion! No self-respecting Poolophile can miss this one!
• It’s the most important issue 27 in the history of comics!
100 PGS./Parental Advisory …$9.99
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