October 2021 is full of Marvel comics worth keeping an eye on. From the end of Immortal Hulk to the birth of a new era for the Eternals, the return of Ben Reilly to Latinx and Ms. Marvel highlight anthologies; these are the October 2021 Marvel comics to look out for!
Amazing Spider-Man #75 (10/6)
Amazing Spider-Man is back to thrice-monthly because this story is pure jet fuel. Ben Reilly has returned to NYC and has fully taken back the mantle of Spider-Man, but what does this mean for Peter Parker? The greatest team of web-writers has come together with the most epic arachnid artists ever assembled to bring you a Spider-story that will shake up Spider-Man’s 59th year in ways you cannot predict!
Eternals: Celestia #1 (10/6)
There is no god for the Eternals! Now that the truth of their existence is revealed, Ajak and Makkari must pick up the pieces and try to find a road forward… no matter how terrifying it will be, or how their choices will irrevocably shock the rest of the Eternals? Also: How do the Avengers of 1,000,000 BCE figure into it?
Star Wars: The High Republic – Trail of Shadows #1 (10/6)
A Jedi Master is dead. Another is in a state of complete shock. It’s a murder the likes of which the Jedi Order has never seen before. There are no leads. There are no suspects. There is no motive. But Jedi Investigator EMERICK CAPHTOR must solve the case before it’s too late. The fate of the Jedi, the Hutts, the Nihil, and everyone in the galaxy, hangs by this tangled thread of lies and deceit. Emerick will need to dive into the darkness, testing himself and his Jedi ideals like never before. He’ll need help. Luckily, Private Eye SIAN HOLT lives in the dark. Together, they’ll follow this trail of shadows wherever it leads. If they can work together, that is.
Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #5 (10/6)
Everything and everyone in the galaxy is against bounty hunter Boba Fett, from Sith Lords to Hutt rulers to the mysterious Crimson Dawn. He can’t succeed. There’s no way he can regain Han Solo, escape the bounties on his head, and survive to get his prize to Jabba the Hutt and get paid. But Han Solo belongs to him, and no one will take him away. With a shocker of an ending that sets up a revolutionary new status quo for Star Wars Comics!
Immortal Hulk #50 (10/13)
Down in the Below-Place, the Hulk searches among the ghosts of the past for the answers to all his questions. The One Below All, the Green Door, Samuel Sterns, Jackie McGee, and Bruce Banner. It’s all been leading here. This is the last issue of The Immortal Hulk.
Ms. Marvel: Marvel Tales #1 (10/13)
Relive the first appearances of your new favorite superhero as we celebrate the legacy of the House of Ideas with Marvel Tales! This anthology series shines a spotlight on fan-favorite characters, features timeless stories, and highlights some of Marvel’s most impressive talent from the past eight decades! And now Kamala Khan claims the spotlight, beginning with a scene-stealing cameo in her idol Carol Danvers’ book, Captain Marvel (2012) #17! Then, G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona put the Pakistani-American teen sensation center stage as the new Ms. Marvel in a landmark story from All-New Marvel NOW! Point One. But how did Kamala get her amazing, shape-shifting, size-changing powers? Find out in Wilson and Alphona’s now-legendary Ms. Marvel (2014) #1-2 – as Ms. Marvel learns that the life of an embiggened Inhuman hero comes with big problems!
Black Panther Legends #1 (10/13)
Dive into the legend of the Black Panther in this new origin story by acclaimed author Tochi Onyebuchi and New York Times-bestselling illustrator Setor Fiadzigbey, perfect for middle-grade readers! T’Challa and Hunter are brothers growing up in the idyllic royal palace of Wakanda. Theirs goes beyond the usual sibling rivalry, though – Hunter, although older, is adopted, and T’Challa is the true heir to the throne. Both brothers wrestle with fairness and the future, readying themselves for responsibility when tragedy strikes and takes the choice from them. This new series, ideal for young fans and loyal readers alike, will explore the moments that make T’Challa who he is, from his adventurous upbringing to his walkabout as a teen where he meets the enchanting Ororo Munroe before she becomes the legendary Storm to when he first invites the Fantastic Four into Wakanda! Son, Brother, Warrior, King – as each chapter unfolds, new pieces of T’Challa’s character will be revealed, and the Black Panther will emerge.
Venom #1 (10/13)
An epic new era for the sinister symbiote starts here! Hot off the heels of Venom #200 and Extreme Carnage, we’re closing out 2021 with one of the most ambitious books in symbiote history – an all-new Venom from some of comics’ greatest talents! Marvel mainstay Al Ewing, who himself has just ended a character-redefining run on Immortal Hulk, is being joined by Ram V, a horror maestro all his own, to craft a mind-bending and gut-wrenching tale of symbiosis the likes of which the Marvel Universe has never seen! As if that wasn’t enough, they’ve been joined by industry legend Bryan Hitch, who is leaving it all on the page! We haven’t led you astray yet, have we? So trust us when we tell you that you have never seen a Venom like this!
Marvel’s Voices: Comunidades #1 (10/20)
Come join the festivities as Marvel celebrates the mighty Latin-x heroes and creators from all corners of the Marvel Universe! Spider-Man! White Tiger! Ghost Rider! And so many more heroes get their moment in the sun as new and fan-favorite creators continue to expand the world outside your window in MARVEL’S VOICES: COMUNIDADES (Community)! Featuring an introduction by renowned scholar Frederick Luis Aldama! PLUS, an all-new hero takes the stage in a whirlwind adventure you won’t want to miss.
Phoenix Song: Echo #1 (10/20)
Straight out of her transformation in Avengers, Echo gets an exhilarating solo series from bestseller Rebecca Roanhorse! Against all odds, one of the most powerful entities in the Marvel Universe chose Maya Lopez, a deaf street fighter, as its new avatar. And the burning question on everyone’s minds is: WHY?! But Echo is the last person to answer. Still learning her new cosmic abilities – and struggling with the Phoenix’s overwhelming personality – Echo strikes out to return to her roots. But the reservation has even fewer answers. And where power goes, evil follows. Someone wants Echo to fail – and unleash a power only the greatest heroes in history have been able to control. Avengers artist Luca Maresca joins superstar writer Rebecca Roanhorse for a story that will light the universe on fire!
Strange Academy Presents: Death of Doctor Strange #1 (10/27)
Strange Academy is closed until the events surrounding Dr. Strange’s death are resolved, so the students go back to their parents! Iric and Alvi’s mom happens to be the Enchantress, so you know this will not go smoothly. We’re going to learn that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and more than just one realm is in trouble. All this and more!
Luke Cage: City Of Fire #1 (10/27)
An All-too relevant story rocks the Marvel U! When a Black man is murdered by a police officer in New York City, Luke Cage is called to action. But what does a good man do when protecting the streets puts him at odds with his own people? A cadre of crooked cops named the Regulators are out to terrorize ordinary citizens, and with Daredevil determined to bring them down no matter the cost and Mayor Fisk equally determined to use them to tighten his grip on the city, it’s up to Cage to keep the city from completely going up in flames. Joined by an exciting lineup of artists (Farid Karami on #1, Ray-Anthony Height on #2 and Sean Damien Hill on #3), celebrated creator Ho Che Anderson (King: A Comics Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Scream Queen) makes his Marvel debut with an ambitious, hard-hitting story unlike any you’ve seen in the 616. Change is coming – and it starts here.
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