A bunch of new Marvel books announced for March and beyond. A reprint of CAPTAIN AMERICA #1, looks like it’ll be full of that modern colouring if you’re into that kind of thing. Some Kirby covers in the Avengers and Thing books listed below, and one or two Kirby stories at either the front or back of some collections of Captain America, Thor and the Fantastic Four.
CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1: 70TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Written by JOE SIMON & JACK KIRBY
Penciled by JOE SIMON & JACK KIRBY
Colored by ROB SCHWAGER, ANDRES MOSSA, FABIO D’AURIA, VERONICA GANDINI, NATHAN FAIRBAIRN, MATT MILLA & FABIO D’AURIA
Cover by BRIAN CHING
Variant Cover by JOE SIMON, JACK KIRBY & KAI SPANNUTH
Timely Comics introduces a new hero for a new decade, the man called Captain America! The Wonder Serum creates a Super Soldier to save society and win the war! Plus: Satan’s Murder Mob! Schickegruber’s Sinister Saboteurs! J. Edgar’s Gorgeous G-Girls! Ancient enigmas and modern miracles, and the mysterious life and death of the Red Skull! With a special guest appearance by the president of the United States!
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AVENGERS VOL. 3 TPB
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by DON HECK
Cover by JACK KIRBY & DEAN WHITE
Man, Thor, Giant-Man and the Wasp with a trio of former super villains, readers thought he’d gone mad. As it turned out, the only thing crazy about the adventures of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes was how insanely exciting the lineup of Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch became! With super-sized conflict within the team and colossal menaces without, the drama made every issue a nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat extravaganza. Classic stories including battles with Kang the Conqueror, Doctor Doom, Power Man and the Enchantress, and Attuma will prove that the Avengers are the world’s preeminent heroes — while revelations like Captain America’s departure will test the team at its most fundamental level. But it won’t just be Cap’s Kooky Quartet against the world forever. In these pages, you’ll see also the return of Giant-Man and the Wasp, and Hank Pym’s transformation into Goliath! And with the first appearances of the Collector, the Swordsman and the Sons of the Serpent — not to mention the entrance of the Black Widow into the Avengers’ world — there’s no questioning this collection’s a MARVEL MASTERWORKS! Collecting AVENGERS #21-30.
224 PGS./All Ages $24.99
THING: LIBERTY LEGION PREMIERE HC
Written by ROY THOMAS
Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA, SAL BUSCEMA, RICH BUCKLER, DICK AYERS, FRANK ROBBINS & DON HECK
Covers by JACK KIRBY
Move over Invaders: It’s the Liberty Legion, America’s home-front super heroes of World War II! Miss America! The Whizzer! Thin Man! Red Raven! And more! But when things get tough, they may need some help from the future in the form of the Thing and the Fantastic Four! When Nazis threaten to rule the world, the heroes scramble to save the day! Featuring the villainy of the Red Skull, Brain Drain, U-Man and more! Collecting INVADERS (1975) #5-6, MARVEL PREMIERE #29-30, FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #11, and MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #20 and ANNUAL #1
Trim size: standard
THOR THE MIGHTY AVENGER VOL. 2 GN-TPB
Written by ROGER LANGRIDGE
Penciled by CHRIS SAMNEE
Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
Harvey Award-winner Roger Langridge and Chris Samnee continue their epic reimagining of the God of Thunder as Thor tests his might against the strange and powerful Sub-Mariner; uncovers the mystery of why he was thrown from Asgard, but has his efforts sidetracked by the awesome engine of destruction known as Fin Fang Foom; does battle with raging robots; and fights side-by-side with Iron Man, for the very first time! Pick up the book that ComicBook Resources.com says is “quite possibly the best new super-hero title of the year and is exactly what any lover of super heroes should be reading.” Plus: Relive classic early adventures of Thor from the inimitable team of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby! Collecting THOR THE MIGHTY AVENGER #5-8 and JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #85-86.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE LEGACY OF CAPTAIN AMERICA TPB
Written by JOE SIMON, JACK KIRBY, ROY THOMAS, STEVE ENGLEHART, STAN LEE, MARK GRUENWALD & ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by JOE SIMON, JACK KIRBY, SAL BUSCEMA, FRANK ROBBINS, JOHN ROMITA, TOM MORGAN & STEVE EPTING
Cover by MIKE ZECK
Captain America — a hero for the ages, no matter who’s behind the mask! In 1941, watch as Cap and Bucky take on the Red Skull for the first time! Learn the secrets of the men who wore the mask after Cap died! In 1987, witness Johnny Walker become a government-sponsored Cap! And in 2008, see the long-thought-dead Bucky take over as the new Cap! Plus: one young man who donned the mask for only a day! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS (1941) #1, WHAT IF? (1977) #4, CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #155 and #333, CAPTAIN AMERICA (2005) #34, and material from CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #178-183.
FANTASTIC FOUR: EXTENDED FAMILY TPB
Written by STAN LEE, ROY THOMAS, JOHN BYRNE, STEVE ENGLEHART, WALTER SIMONSON, TOM DEFALCO, DWAYNE MCDUFFIE, CARLOS PACHECO, RAFAEL MARIN & JEPH LOEB
Penciled by JACK KIRBY, JOHN BUSCEMA, RICH BUCKLER, JOHN BYRNE, ART ADAMS, PAUL PELLETIER & STUART IMMONEN
Cover by STEVE EPTING
For decades, Mister Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch and the Thing have stood together as comics’ first family of super heroes! But even a family of heroes needs help, and the FF have often bolstered their ranks with friends and allies from throughout the Marvel Universe! Crystal! Medusa! Luke Cage! She-Hulk! Ms. Marvel! Spider-Man! Wolverine! Hulk! Ghost Rider! Ant-Man! Black Panther! Storm! Namorita! Witness the debuts of the Fantastic Four’s fill-in members! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #1, #81, #132, #168, #265, #307, #347, #384 and #544; and FANTASTIC FOUR (1998) #42.