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July 02020

Updated: Catching up with Marvel's original non-Covid solicitations: Marvel June 02020 solicits

THE DARKHOLD ALPHA #1
STEVE ORLANDO (W)
CIAN TORMEY (A)
Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD
TEASER VARIANT BY GREG SMALLWOOD
Variant cover by AARON KUDER
ENTER THE PAGES OF THE DARKHOLD... IF YOU DARE!
Critically acclaimed writer Steve Orlando (Martian Manhunter, Batman, Wonder Woman) makes his Marvel debut with a story that will delight and terrify! For hundreds of years, scholars and heroes alike have searched for the complete text of the Darkhold - A.K.A. the Book of the Damned, written by the elder god Chthon. Now one of the greatest sorcerers in the Multiverse has found it - and Chthon has found him. To save them all, the Scarlet Witch must gather the world's greatest heroes... and unleash their inner darkness. Witness the Marvel Universe's descent into chaos!
40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ $4.99

'Darkhold: Alpha' Charts A Magical Future For Marvel

As of July 27th, still no idea if/when this comic is coming out.

DR. STRANGE #7
MARK WAID (W)
TOM REILLY (A)
Cover by MAX FIUMARA
LIVING VAMPIRE VARIANT COVER
BY MIRKA ANDOLFO
Are YOU Doctor Strange's biggest fan?
Would you jump at the chance to join the Sorcerer Supreme on an epic magical adventure- no matter the danger???
Those are the questions that Kermit, Stephen's office assistant and #1 Strange fan, will have to answer, as he gets swept up in Doctor Strange's latest mystical maelstrom!
32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99

Doctor Strange #6 set for release August 5th

Update: It seems that Doctor Strange Surgeon Supreme has been canceled with #6, so we'll never see this #7.

STRANGE ACADEMY #4
SKOTTIE YOUNG (W)
HUMBERTO RAMOS (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT VARIANT COVER BY ART ADAMS
TAG, YOU'RE IT!
The students at the Strange Academy blow off their homework for the craziest game of tag ever.
Every door of Strange Academy holds a surprise - one takes you to Dr. Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum, another to Weirdworld, another to Asgard; and some doors' destinations are unknown even to Strange himself.
The students plan on stepping through every door, and at least one of the students will bear some significant consequences of their actions.
32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99

Strange Academy #2 came out July 8th.

Strange Academy #3 set for release September 30th; check out this sweet Alex Ross Timeless variant cover!

Update: Strange Academy #4 resolicited for October

MARVEL #4 (of 6)
ALEX ROSS, STEVE DARNALL, DANIEL ACUNA, DOUG RICE & MARK WAID (W)
ALEX ROSS, DANIEL ACUNA, LUCIO PARRILLO & HILARY BARTA (A)
Cover by ALEX ROSS
VARIANT COVER BY Daniel ACUNA
As Doctor Strange continues to contend with the machinations of Nightmare in the framing story by Alex Ross and Steve Darnall, a bevy of other creators lend their talents to stories from all across the Marvel Universe: Daniel Acuna spins a saga of the Deviants in the world of the future; Doug Rice and Hilary Barta explore the earliest adventures of Doctor Droom during the time of the Marvel monsters; and Mark Waid and Lucio Parillo pit the Hulk against a fighting mad Wolverine in a brutal painted saga!
40 PGS./Rated T $4.99

Marvel #1 came out March 4th; nothing since

Update: New Marvel October 02020 solicits:

SAVAGE AVENGERS #13
GERRY DUGGAN (W)
Patch Zircher (A)
Cover by VALERIO GIANGIORDANO
VARIANT COVER by BOSSLOGIC
The Savage Avengers assemble! Wolverine, Conan, Dr. Strange, Elektra, Black Widow, Hellstrom, Voodoo, Magik... and more. The heroes draw up a battle plan against Kulan Gath, and you'll be thrilled as Conan wields a most unexpected weapon in the fight against darkness.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory $3.99
Order using MAR201013

Savage Avengers #12 set to be released September 30th [#12 was originally part of April solicits] [#13 was originally part of May solicits]

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #51
NICK SPENCER (W)
PATRICK GLEASON (A/C)
[lovely Patrick Gleason cover!]
VARIANT COVER BY INHYUK LEE
'LAST REMAINS' CONTINUES!
'LAST REMAINS' continues as Spider-Man seeks help from Doctor Strange. SPOILER ALERT it's not going to be enough.
Spider-Man does what many would find unthinkable to take the fight to Kindred.
32 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99

[31 July 02020]

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Inside The Comic Book Industry's Sexual Misconduct Crisis- And The Ugly, Exploitative History That Got It Here [Daily Beast] ["The storm of allegations against writers including Warren Ellis and Jason Latour is not a sign that the comics industry is broken. It's a sign it's running precisely as designed."]

Jog: "Daily Beast summary piece on harassment in comics astutely foregrounds the economic precarity of virtually everyone working (and the necessity of building personal connections to get literally anywhere) as that which binds all of these incidents"

[14 July 02020]

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Doctor Strange star Chiwetel Ejiofor confirms return as Mordo in Multiverse of Madness [Digital Spy]

[10 July 02020]

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New comics with Doctor Strange (and Doc-adjacent) return to comic shops today!

Out 8 Jul:
Doctor Strange Surgeon Supreme #5
Strange Academy #2
Ghost Rider #7

A little slice of joy, distraction, and back-to-normal in our new virus world.

[8 July 02020]

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