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Best Marvel Comics of 2019 (so far)

2018 has been a great year for Marvel with hundreds of comic series being published and with the publisher gaining 2% up among all other publishers with a total of 38.24% of market share.

Things seem to be keeping the same uptrend for Marvel with some amazing series kicking off in 2019.

In an effort to highlight this year’s best Marvel comic series we’ve created an on-going list of the fans favorite Marvel titles.

House of X

House of X #1 Cover

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Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Pepe Larraz
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: July 24, 2019
Cover Price: $5.99

FACE THE FUTURE. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (SECRET WARS, AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR) takes the reins of the X-Men universe! Since the release of Uncanny X-Men #1, there have been four seminal moments in the history of the X-Men. Giant-Sized X-Men. X-Men. Age of Apocalypse. New X-Men. Four iconic series that introduced a new era for Marvel’s mutants and revolutionized the X-Men. In House of X, Charles Xavier reveals his master plan for mutantkind…one that will bring mutants out of the shadow of mankind and into the light once more.

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Hickman’s X-Men feels like an instant classic from the very first issue. More than that his story feels like it was a natural progression of the Mutant race and that he has been working his way to this comic series for years. All that along with the vibrant, creative, surrealistic view of Pepe Larraz and you get House of X.

A masterpiece like no other this year that will not only make an awesome addition to your comic collection but is certainly going to make a dent in the Marvel Universe. X-Men are here to stay and this time, not as victims of human prosecution. Hickman is “painting” them as Gods!

Read our House of X #1 Review!

The Immortal Hulk

The Immortal Hulk

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Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Joe Bennett
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: June 6, 2018
Cover Price: $4.99

HORROR HAS A NAME. 
You’d never notice the man. He doesn’t like to be noticed. He’s quiet. Calm. Never complains. If someone were to walk up and shoot him in the head… all he’d do is die.
Until night falls. And someone else gets up again.
The man’s name is Banner.
The horror is THE IMMORTAL HULK.

We’ve all been used seeing the Hulk as a superhero in an action-based comic storyline and sometimes accompanied with some humor thrown in the mix but never before we’ve seen him in anything like this.

The “Immortal Hulk” is a great twist on one of Marvel’s oldest characters. The creative team is showing everything we already knew about the Hulk but from a different angle. Horror, fear, and anger are at the center of our story.

Find a reading guide and a full review of the Immortal Hulk here.

Thor (2018)

Thor 2018

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Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Michael Del Mundo
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: June 13, 2018
Cover Price: $5.99

JASON AARON & MIKE DEL MUNDO TAKE THE PRINCE OF ASGARD IN A WHOLE NEW DIRECTION!
Thor Odinson has regained his mantle – and with it, a wild new world of trouble on his mighty hands! 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 the Thunder God is going to need every last one of them if he’s going to stop the unstoppable Juggernaut. Jason Aaron takes the Prince of Asgard in a whole new direction with YOUNG GUN artist Mike Del Mundo joining him at the helm! And don’t miss the latest chapter of the King Thor saga with acclaimed BLACK BOLT artist Christian Ward, as the Thor of the far future encounters an old friend who’s undergone some startling changes.

Thor is back. It’s that simple and yet that magnificent. For all the fans that awaited his return, you may rejoice. Even without his full strength, Thor is back and the impact he makes is … well, thunderous.

Aaron is writing up a story that will put Thor into some heavy new adventures and it will prove once and for all that Thor is the God of Thunder.

Along with Aaron’s writing Michael Del Mundo’s art gives the book a distinct identity, enough for some people to get into this story just for it.

Read our Thor (2018) #1 Review

Venom (2018)

Venom 2018

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Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Ryan Stegman
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: May 9, 2018
Cover Price: $4.99

A NEW SERIES BY DONNY CATES & RYAN STEGMAN!
In the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s collapse, an ancient and primordial evil has been awakened beneath the streets of New York, and with it, something equally evil has awakened in that most Wicked of Webslingers – VENOM! Still a Lethal Protector of the innocents in New York, this never-before-seen threat could force Venom to relinquish everything it holds dear – including Eddie Brock! Join two of the hottest creators in comics today, Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman, for a VENOM adventure a thousand years in the making!

If you are a Venom fan or even if you aren’t these new series will make you one. Cates takes the character down to some really interesting paths and make us ask some questions that we never thought asking before.

Ryan Stegman’s art brings a dark and gothic tone that fits this story perfectly.

This is also an amazing jumping-on point for all new to Venom and even if have previous knowledge of the character then that’s OK too since the material that it contains is fresh and feel unique.

It certainly reignites your passion for Venom and Eddie Brock.

Conan the Barbarian (2019)

Conan the Barbarian 2019

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Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Mahmud A. Asrar
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: January 2, 2019
Cover Price: $4.99

BY CROM, THE GREATEST SWORD-AND-SORCERY HERO RETURNS TO MARVEL!
From an age undreamed…hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet…
Robert E. Howard’s creation returns to comics, in an epic tale as only MARVEL could bring you!  Conan’s travels have brought him to the far reaches of the unkown, from his birthplace in Cimmeria to the kingdom of Aquilonia and all in between. As his fighting prowess allows him to carve his way through life, so too does it attract the forces of death!
The all-new ages-spanning saga begins here, by writer Jason Aaron (THE MIGHTY THOR, STAR WARS) and artist Mahmud Asrar (UNCANNY X-MEN, ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS), as Conan’s destiny is forever changed!

Gore, Violence, Blood, Arenas, Death, Witches, Undead and Demons. Conan is finally home. These are just an example of why we loved Conan and why this is probably one of the best comic series that Marvel has produced this year so far.

Conan is now home and at the hands of Jason Aaron and Mahmud A. Asrar, we could not wish for a better start than what he got.

Daredevil (2019)

Daredevil #1 Cover Marvel Comics

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Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Artist: Marco Checchetto, Chip Zdarsky
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: February 6, 2019
Cover Price: $4.99

KNOW FEAR


An amazing start for the Man Without Fear. We were blown away with Checchetto’s art and Chip’s story. Everything seemed as if it was meticulously chosen. The darker tones in colors helped the brighter colors pop up right at the perfect moments and the story was word by word a masterpiece. Check out a full review of the first issue of Daredevil #1.

Meet The Skrulls

Meet The Skrulls Cover Marvel Comics

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Writer: Robbie Thompson
Artist: Niko Henrichon
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: March 6, 2019
Cover Price: $3.99

WHO DO YOU TRUST?
The Warners are your typical family. Dad works at Stark. Mom works in a senator’s office. Jennifer and Alice are students at Stamford High School. The only thing that makes them different is that they’re shape-shifting Skrulls and have infiltrated our society to pave the way for a Skrull invasion. Robbie Thompson (SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL) and Niko Henrichon (DOCTOR STRANGE, Pride of Baghdad) bring the Marvel Universe down to earth with a bold new look at the Skrulls that will test even YOUR loyalty.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2019)

Guardians of the Galaxy (2019) Marvel Comics

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Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Geoff Shaw
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: January 23, 2019
Cover Price: $4.99

WHO WILL STAND
The universe is on fire. Hundreds of worlds are at war. Never has there been such hatred and division across the cosmos. And in spite of all this, Thanos of Titan is still dead…or is he? Now, more than ever, the cosmos need the Guardians of the Galaxy…but in the aftermath of the Infinity Wars, who is left to answer the call? Featuring every cosmic super hero in the known universe by the THANOS WINS creative team of Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw!

War of the Realms

War of the Realms Marvel Comics

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Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Russell Dauterman
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: April 3, 2019
Cover Price: $5.99

Asgard. Alfheim. Heven. Jotunheim. Muspelheim. Niffleheim. Nidavellir. Svartalfheim. Vanaheim. All of the Ten Realms have fallen to Malekith and his army except one: Midgard. Home to Thor’s beloved humans. Home to heroes and gods alike. Now, at last, it burns. And Thor won’t even be there to see it.
All hell breaks loose in New York City as Malekith and his allies begin their invasion – and the greatest heroes of the Marvel Universe watch as the Earth falls!

Spider-Man: Life Story

Spider-Man Life Story Marvel Comics

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Writer: Chip Zdarsky
Artist: Mark Bagley
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: March 20, 2019
Cover Price: $4.99

In 1962, in AMAZING FANTASY #15, 15-year-old Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and became the Amazing Spider-Man! Fifty-seven years have passed in the real world since that event – so what would have happened if the same amount of time passed for Peter as well?
A special high-end limited series that’s a part of the celebration of Marvel’s 80th anniversary, SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY combines the talents of Chip Zdarsky (SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN, MARVEL 2-IN-ONE) and Mark Bagley (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN) to tell the entire history of Spider-Man from beginning to end, set against the key events of the decades through which he lived!
In this first oversized issue, when Flash Thompson is drafted to serve during the Vietnam War, Spidey must weigh the question of where his responsibility truly lies!

West Coast Avengers (2018)

West Coast Avengers 2018

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Writer: Kelly Thompson
Artist: Stefano Caselli
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: August 22, 2018
Cover Price: $4.99

A NEW ERA DAWNS…AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!
HAWKEYE (KATE BISHOP). HAWKEYE (CLINT BARTON). A guy named FUSE. Never have they ever been called “the big three” of…anything. And now here they are, reunited for, okay, well, it’s only the second time ever. Thank god they also brought AMERICA CHAVEZ, GWENPOOL and KID OMEGA. Wait. What? That’s right, it’s the new West Coast Avengers, son. And you better hope they can figure out how to save the world because BIG things are headed for the West Coast.

West Coast Avengers is a can’t miss and rightfully gained a position in this list. Comedy, danger, and adventure all in one created by a team that has seriously hit it out of the park.

Keep in mind that this is far from a cosmic disaster comic series with all the seriousness that follows the Avengers. This is a comic that throughout all the adventures it provides laughter and easiness yet it contains an A-Level team with bizarre abilities.

Can’t recommend it enough.

Captain America (2018)

Captain America 2018

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Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Artist: Leinil Francis Yu
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: July 4, 2018
Cover Price: $4.99

IT IS WINTER IN AMERICA. 
For over 70 years, he has stood in stalwart defense of our country and its people. But in the aftermath of Hydra’s takeover of the nation, Captain America is a figure of controversy, carrying a tarnished shield…and a new enemy is rising!
Who are the Power Elite? And how do they intend to co-opt and corrupt the symbol that is Captain America?

In a country that no longer trust Cap for the hero, he has been all these years we follow this story created by Coates following Captain’s tarnished status after the Secret Empire arc.

Of course, this would not have been a Captain America comic if not for the fight for beliefs and justice. The creative team behind Captain America knows this and created something that Cap’s fans already consider a must-read and is at the top of their list.

Give it a go and you won’t be disappointed.

Ironheart

Ironheart

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Writer: Eve Ewing
Artist: Kevin Libranda, Luciano Vecchio
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: November 28, 2018
Cover Price: $4.99

THE FORMER STAR OF INVINCIBLE IRON MAN HEADLINES HER OWN SOLO SERIES!
When a group of world leaders is taken hostage by one of Spider-Man’s old foes, Riri Williams will have to step up her game. And she’ll be stunned when someone from back in Sweet Home Chicago enters her life…  CHAMPIONS artist Kevin Libranda joins award-winning poet Eve Ewing, as Ironheart steps boldly out of Tony Stark’s shadow to forge her own future!

Riri Williams is an exceptionally unique character, fun and pushing the boundaries of what a hero is, should be or could be. With adventures that not only confine between fighting a villain but also the fight of ones, inner thoughts and the standards a hero should uphold.

More than that writer Eve Ewing has created a story that can very well work not just an entertainment but also as an inspiration to the newer comic writers.

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2019)

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2019)

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Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Juan Cabal, Marcelo Ferreira
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: January 9, 2019
Cover Price: $4.99

Spider-Man is the worst neighbor EVER! There are always crazy villains and property damage and drama and…and he CATCHES the villains. And he tries to fix the damage and he helps carry your groceries and actually that property damage keeps the rents down. You know what? Spider-Man is the best neighbor ever and this book will give you a closer look at Spider-Man’s (and Peter Parker’s) neighborhood than any book ever. Also, it wouldn’t be a Spider-Man adventure without a threat that could destroy not only Spider-Man, but all his neighbors. Superstar writer TOM TAYLOR (X-MEN RED, ALL-NEW WOLVERINE, Injustice) and rising art star JUANN CABAL (ALL-NEW WOLVERINE, X-23) give you the most local Spider-Man ever!

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man has the potential to be one of the greatest Spider-Man comics for a while now and Tom Taylor is creating a path for us to get to know Peter Parker better than we ever got the chance before.

The story is separated into two sections with one being lighter and with a more positive artistic tone while the second has darker more gloomy with an ending that will keep you stunt for a while.

Definitely one for the pull list.

Avengers (2018)

Avengers 2018

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Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Ed McGuinness
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: May 2, 2018
Cover Price: $4.99

A NEW ERA DAWNS FOR EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES –
courtesy of JASON AARON and ED McGUINNESS!
Thor Odinson. Steve Rogers. Tony Stark. The Big Three of the Avengers are reunited at last! And just in time to save the world from total annihilation at the hands of their most powerful enemies yet: the 2000-foot-tall space gods known as Celestials.
Behold the coming of the Final Host.
Who will answer the call to assemble for a wild new era of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? Hint: one of them has a flaming skull for a head. And what strange, world-shaking connection exists between the Final Host and Odin’s ancient band of Prehistoric Avengers?

The new Avengers is a masterpiece created by nonother than Jason Aaron. Using his signature move of “time travel” we get to see a totally different and bizarre team of Avengers (quite a bit back I have to admit).

On the other hand, we have the big trio reunited but with some massive doubts. Coma Stark, Hydra Steve, and Unworthy Thor are setting up to create the new Avengers just in time to save the world from the Celestials.

Fantastic Four (2018)

Fantastic Four 2018

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Writer: Dan Slott
Artist: Skottie Young, Simone Bianchi, Sara Pichelli
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: August 8, 2018
Cover Price: $5.99

FOUREVER Part One
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT – THE WORLD’S GREATEST COMIC MAGAZINE IS BACK!
Since the end of SECRET WARS, there’s been a gap in the Marvel Universe. A void no other team can fill. And it’s time for the world to move on. But can it? A life-changing decision by the Thing! A momentous declaration by the Human Torch! A clarion call-to-arms that summons Doctor Doom! And a signal in the sky that heralds the return of hope to the Marvel Universe! All this, and Alicia Masters adopts kittens! So cute! Plus, the Impossible Man!
AND BONUS STORIES ILLUSTRATED BY SIMONE BIANCHI AND SKOTTIE YOUNG!
IF YOU READ ONLY ONE MARVEL COMIC THIS MONTH, THIS IS THE ONE!

Fantastic Four is back and the world’s greatest comic magazine is once again here. Dan Slott has made the impossible possible and made us like Fantastic Four even more with this new fantastic new story that finds the Fantastic Four family split into two, with some members lost in space while the rest trying to live without them back on earth.

This might be a family that we know since the ’60s but something tells us that we are about to get to know them even better.

Written by Angelos Savvaidis

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