FIRST WATCH: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 by Nick Spencer & Ryan Ottley

July marks the release of Marvel’s next installment of the ‘Fresh Start’ initiative, Amazing Spider-Man #1  will launch     from writer Nick Spencer (Secret Empire), artist Ryan Ottley (Invincible), inker Cliff Rathburn & colorist Laura Martin. The new series comes hot off the heels of former writer, Dan Slott’s, historic ten year run with the series which ends with the upcoming issue#801!

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FIRST WATCH: CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 by Ta-Nehisi Coates & Leinil Yu

“I think it’s a really exciting time to be writing Captain America right now,” said writer Ta-Nehisi Coates. “The country is in an interesting place, and I look forward to inhabiting Steve Rogers’ character – this guy who has been a sort of awkward fit for the world, out of time as people say. I hope fans are excited to see something different, and I think there are some really compelling villains old-school Captain America fans and Marvel fans will be familiar with.”

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FIRST WATCH: THE ART OF JIM STARLIN: A LIFE IN WORDS AND PICTURES!

There are few creative names in comics whose influence is felt more in pop culture than Jim Starlin, with his creations Thanos, Gamora, and Drax the Destroyer occupying such prominent roles in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. The “father of the cosmic soap opera,” Jim Starlin’s name is synonymous with the larger-than-life epic, which is why AfterShock is proud to bring back into print, this epic 328-page retrospective on the career of one of the most popular and prolific comic book artists of the last 40 years!

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FIRST WATCH: Marvel Announces THOR #1 by Jason Aaron and Mike Del Mundo!

THOR #1, written by Jason Aaron with art by Mike Del Mundo, sees the start of a new mission for the God of Thunder. The artifacts of Asgard have been scattered across the Earth, and to reclaim them, Thor will have to face some ugly truths…Like the production cost of hundreds of new hammers! And he’ll need every last one of them if he’s going to stop the unstoppable when none other than the Juggernaut joins the fray.

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FIRST WATCH: In Hiatus Studios & creator DON ELLIS AGUILLO debut “RISE” ON COMIXOLOGY!

Hot on the heels of selling out of their debut anthology’s first run, Shards: Volume 1, the independent Bay-Area comic publisher In Hiatus Studios is proud to release the premiere issue of Rise, from series creator Don Ellis Aguillo.  Wearing both hats of writer and artist, the classically trained painter-turned-comic-creator is excited to finally get this story down into pages, currently in process to develop and release the subsequent issues for the first arc this year. 

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FIRST WATCH: BLACK PANTHER RETURNS!

This May, the power of the Black Panther expands across the universe! For years, the Black Panther has fought off invaders from his homeland, protecting Wakanda from everything from meddling governments to long-lost gods. Now, he will discover that Wakanda is much bigger than he ever dreamed! Prepare to see Wakanda like never before as writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artist Daniel Acuña take T’Challa to the stars in BLACK PANTHER #1!

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