DC solicits might have been a quiet affair, but Marvel is making sure all the summer months are eventful. Here is a rundown of all major Marvel comics releasing in the month of August.
Absolute Carnage Event
War of Realms comes to an end in July and Marvel, not ready to let readers rest, hits us with another event. Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman are spreading Venom’s horror to the rest of the Marvel Universe with Carnage finally stepping into the light. Miles Morales, Deadpool, and most of the symbiotes you can think of will all have their part to play with tie-in series for this event.
Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider‘s last issue will be in July and it will relaunch in August under the Ghost-Spider moniker. The creative team will be the same, but Gwen Stacy’s life will have major changes. She will move over to Earth-616 for school and superheroics, with her jumping between Earth-45 and the main Marvel Universe.
Gwenpool Strikes Back #1
Everyone’s favorite regular person turned comic book character is back! Gwenpool will star in a five-issue miniseries written by Leah Williams and illustrated by David Baldeon where she will begin by unmasking Spider-Man. You heard that right, to find out how this plays out you’ll have to buy the issue.
Agent of Atlas #1
The New Agents of Atlas made their debut during War of Realms and now they are getting their own five-issue miniseries. Greg Pak, Jeff Parker, Gang Hyuk Lim, and Carlo Pagulayan will all work together to show the world what this team is truly capable of on their own.
Future Foundation #1
When the Richards family left Earth, they left the think tank of Future Foundation in the hands of Julie and Alex Power. Their job? Rebuild Molecule Man, but they’ve run into some troubles. Now Jeremy Whitley and Will Robson will bring Yondu on board in order to attempt a prison break across time and space.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Velocity #1
A new story in Marvel’s Gamerverse following Peter Parker will come hot off the heels of Marvel’s Spider-Man: City At War which is hitting its sixth and last issue this month. Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum continues to shape the Gamerverse, reprising his role as writer, with artist Emilio Laiso at his side.
Age of Conan: Valeria #1
The Hyborian Age’s newest adventure will feature Valeria, who will be seeking revenge and justice. Meredith Finch and Aneke will lead Valeria’s path before her encounter with the Red Brotherhood.
Symbiote Spider-Man #5
Peter David and Greg Land’s Spider-Man miniseries is coming to an end in August. The pair will be writing Spider-Man and Black Cat’s last confrontation with Mysterio.
Spider-Man: Life Story #6
Another Spider-Man mini-series is coming to an end this August. Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley will present their final chapter in Spider-Man’s life story, which might paint Peter Parker’s demise.
Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #6
This sixth issue will conclude Frank’s journey through the time stream. Find out if the Cosmic Ghost Rider managed to change his history in the final issue of this mini-series.
Marvel Comics #1000
Marvel is celebrating their 80th anniversary with a killer lineup of its talent throughout history. This 100-page giant will celebrate Marvel’s history and be the stepping stone to Marvel’s future.
Fantastic Four: 4 Yancy Street #1
Gerry Duggan and Greg Smallwood team up in this one-shot comic following the Thing. This comic will be the first in a series of one-shots focusing around Marvel’s first family which will expand on their history and impact on the Marvel universe.
Marvel Monsters #1
Marvel’s monster madness is released upon the world, and Kid Kaiju is the only one with the power to stop it. Join Cullen Bunn, Scott Hepburn, Superlog, and a plethora of different artists as they provide an array of monstrous splash pages for this one-shot comic.
Major X #0
Rob Liefeld and Eric Stephenson are teaming up in August in order to bring Major X’s origin to life. If Liefeld;s miniseries about Marvel’s newest mutant was your cup of tea, then this #0 issue should be on your pull list.
Power Pack: Grow Up! #1
In order to celebrate Marvel’s 80th anniversary, Louise Simonson and June Brigman are coming back to write a special one-shot issue for the Power Pack. They’ll be helping Wolverine and Kitty Pride fight the Brood. After 60 issues of magic, we will get one last taste of the Power Pack magic.
Jeremy Whitley and Gurihiru’s series about Nadia Pym and the agents of G.I.R.L is missing from Marvel’s August solicitations. Whitley went to twitter to announce the series was officially ending after its tenth issue. If you love the Wasp you can keep following her adventures in the pages of Champions.
Shuri‘s last issue was solicited in July, but there’s no word from Marvel on the series’ fate. Nnedi Okorafor and Rachael Stott were the creative team in charge of issue 10. Maybe they are taking a month-long break to prepare for the next arc, but otherwise, we’re hoping to see them on future Marvel books.
Last month it was pretty clear that Uncanny X-Men and X-Force were ending and they are missing from August’s solicitations, but the jury was still out on Deadpool. It seems that Marvel considered the merc with a mouth a part of the X-line, because Skottie Young and Nic Klein’s Deadpool is nowhere to be seen on the August line-up. The future of Deadpool in Hickman’s X-Men is very much up in the air, and we will find out where he fits in the coming months.
Conan The Barbarian
Conan‘s main series written by Jason Aaron and drawn by Mahmud Asrar is missing from this month’s solicitations. The future of the series is still unclear, but Conan’s presence in the Marvel Universe will persist, with the Cimmerian starring in multiple series.
There it is, the rundown of Marvel’s August 2019 solicitations. The publisher has a lot of exciting new things in store, and we’re hoping for the best. Once again, if any of these series are of interest to you, don’t forget to pre-order them at your local comic book store.