Third Eye’s Top 10 Picks of the New Marvel #1s

2018 is the year that Marvel makes a grand comeback, and Third Eye Faithful, we could not be more stoked!

Like many of you, we’ve always had a fond place in our hearts for the Marvel Universe, and while things slowed down a tad for the House of Ideas in the last couple of years — it looks like 2018 is the year they come back with a vengeance to prove why they’re so darn killer.

With a line-up of incredible new titles that offer a FRESH START to the Marvel Universe, and bring a renewed focus on high caliber comic writers and artists, Marvel has us pumped in the same way we were for DC REBIRTH in 2016!

Whether it’s the flagship of the line, Jason Aaron’s incredible AVENGERS series which reunites TONY STARK, STEVE ROGERS and THOR, or the cutting edge debuts of exciting new ideas in books like VENOM and MULTIPLE MAN — we are absolutely stoked with what’s on the way from Marvel this Summer!

Combining iconic and classic Marvel heroes with cutting edge new ideas, and some of the best talent working in comics today – the line-up of books looks to be the most promising slate of titles since Marvel’s epic MARVEL NOW line-up which debuted series like Jonathan Hickman’s AVENGERS, Jason Aaron’s THOR GOD OF THUNDER, and many others!

We’ve put together a special Third Eye Guide to help you get ready on this, with a full list of all the new Marvel 2018 titles, along with a spotlight on some of our favorites!


THIRD EYE’S TOP 10 OF THE NEW MARVEL #1s LAUNCHING THIS SUMMER!

1. THE AVENGERS

Releases: MAY 2ND 2018

Not since Jonathan Hickman relaunched the AVENGERS and blew our minds in the most cosmic way possible – have we been this freakin’ stoked for an AVENGERS title.

Combining the holy trinity of Cap, Iron Man and Thor with a line-up of some of the coolest characters in the Marvel U (Black Panther! Doctor Strange! Captain Marvel!) – this book has it all.

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?

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2. VENOM

Releases: MAY 9TH 2018

Donny Cates BLEW US THE HECK AWAY with his work on THANOS WINS, and RYAN STEGMAN remains a favorite after his stunning work on SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN, so when you bring these two powerhouses together — you’ve got yourselves the recipe for the best VENOM run since Rick Remender and Tony Moore put Flash Thompson in the suit.

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!

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3. BLACK PANTHER

Releases: MAY 23RD, 2018

Ta-Nehisi Coates has proven again and again that when it comes to BLACK PANTHER, he’s got some serious writing chops, and knows how to really deliver some amazing world building to WAKANDA, so when we saw he’d be returning to the character — we knew it was gonna be awesome!

A bold new direction for the Black Panther! For years, T’Challa 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…

Across the vast Multiverse lies an empire founded in T’Challa’s name. Readers caught a glimpse of it in MARVEL LEGACY #1. Now find out the truth behind the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda!

Ta-Nehisi Coates welcomes aboard fan-favorite artist Daniel Acuña for a Black Panther story unlike any other!

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4. IMMORTAL HULK

Releases: JUNE 6TH 2018

You’ve been waiting for Bruce to come back, and so have we, and I don’t think we’ve been this excited about a Hulk comic since, heck, PLANET HULK.

Seriously: not only is IMMORTAL HULK the freshest and most exciting take we’ve seen on the Jade Giant, but it also features one of the best creative teams we’ve seen on the character in a while.

The passion that writer Al Ewing has for the Hulk practically pours off the page, and artist Joe Bennett brings an eerie, almost horror comic quality to the artwork that makes the story pop in a big way.

You’d never notice the man. He doesn’t like to be noticed. He’s quiet. Calm. Never complains. Why, you can walk up and shoot him in the head… and all he’ll do is die.

Until night falls. And someone else gets up again.

The name is Banner.

The horror is THE IMMORTAL HULK.

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5. THE SENTRY

Releases: JUNE 6TH 2018

Not only have we been loving the SENTRY revival that’s gone down in DOCTOR STRANGE, but we gotta tell ya: JEFF LEMIRE is like, THE perfect writer to bring the character to life.

Combine Lemire (BLACK HAMMER, DESCENDER, THANOS, MOON KNIGHT, THE TERRIFICS, SWEET TOOTH, and countless other incredible series that wowed us) with rising star KIM JACINTO (whose art is SO GOOD!) and you’ve got yourselves a must-read in the making.

The greatest hero that the Marvel Universe ever forgot has returned! The Sentry – shining sentinel with the power of a thousand exploding suns – is back from the dead, but his troubled mind is far from finding peace.

By day, he trudges through a mundane life as Bob Reynolds; at night, the Sentry soars across a gleaming, perfect skyline. But how much of the Sentry’s dual existence is real? And what of his other dark self, the Void?

Jeff Lemire (MOON KNIGHT, Black Hammer) returns to Marvel and unites with Kim Jacinto (AVNEGERS: NO SURRENDER) for this mind-bending series that will shake the Sentry, and the Marvel Universe, to its foundations.

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6. THOR

Releases: JUNE 13TH 2018

Jason Aaron. THOR. That’s all you really need to tell us to get us in the door, but c’mon: MIKE DEL MUNDO ON ART IS A BRILLIANT DECISION!

del Mundo blew us away with his incredible and unique style on the cult favorite SECRET WARS miniseries, WEIRDWORLD, and we’re so stoked to see him joining Aaron on this.

This will be THE BEST THOR COMIC EVER! We loved GOD OF THUNDER, and we feel like this is going to be where much of what Jason has been doing with THOR over the last few years is going to culminate into something downright amazing (as if he hadn’t already done enough of that!)

Thor Odinson has regained his mantle!

And he’s got 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 on 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.

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7. CAPTAIN AMERICA

Releases: JULY 4TH, 2018

We’ve loved everything writer TA-NEHISI COATES has done with BLACK PANTHER, and we’re so darn pumped to see what he brings to the table with CAP!

Add in the artwork of superstar LEINIL YU – and Third Eye Faithful, you have us on board for this one in a big, big way!

For over seventy 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?

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8. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

Releases: JULY 2018

Following hot on the heels of Dan Slott’s grand finale run, GO DOWN SWINGING (aka THE RED GOBLIN saga!), AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 is shaping up to be the most exciting take on the character we’ve seen since Slott’s SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN run, and even maybe before!

Featuring SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN (Never read it? Look it up – one of the BEST Spidey books ever, and a must-read cult favorite!) writer NICK SPENCER and Image’s INVINCIBLE artist RYAN OTTLEY (who is easily one of the best dudes working in superhero comics today) — AMAZING SPIDER-MAN looks to channel all the fun, energy and cool bad guys we want in a Spider-Man comic in a big way!

It’s a Brand New D– No, wait a second. Spider-Man’s gone Big Time– That’s not right either. Spider-Man’s Rebir– Definitely not THAT.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN gets a BIGGER, BRAND NEW SERIES courtesy of Nick Spencer (SECRET EMPIRE, SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN) and the Marvel debut of RYAN OTTLEY (Invincible)!!!!!

An alien invasion attacks NYC and the only one who can stop it is… Spider-Man?! But that’s FAR from all you’ll find here—A revelation from the past puts Peter Parker’s job, relationships and WHOLE LIFE in jeopardy!

And if even THAT’s not enough, you’ll see a new roommate, new love interests and a new villain!!!

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9. FANTASTIC FOUR

Releases: AUGUST 2018

Here’s the one you’ve all been waiting for, Third Eye Faithful, and we could not be more pumped to be the ones to share it with you!

Marvel’s first family makes their grand return, and get the hero’s welcome they truly deserve!

Not since Jonathan Hickman’s epic FANTASTIC FOUR run has a FF title excited us this much, and for good reason!

Writer DAN SLOTT (whose SILVER SURFER may be the BEST Surfer run we’ve ever read, and who pretty much lives and breathes the kind of Marvel magic that makes a book like FANTASTIC FOUR pop!) teams with superstar SARA PICHELLI (Miles Morales: Spider-Man) to bring us the most iconic take on the Four yet!

Reed, Sue, Ben, Johnny: welcome home.

After a spacefaring foray into the unknown, Marvel’s First Family returns this August with FANTASTIC FOUR #1.

Written by Dan Slott with art by Sara Pichelli, Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Woman reunite with the Thing and the Human Torch this summer.

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10. THE PUNISHER

Releases: August 2018

It’s been a long time since we’ve been this excited about a Punisher run, and Third Eye Faithul, for good reason. Rising superstar MATTHEW ROSENBERG brings the grit and grime that we love and remember from classic Punisher runs into the modern age of comics, and does an incredible job of delivering one of the best Punishers we’ve seen yet.

One of the things that really pops on this book is the incredible artwork of Riccardo Burchielli (DMZ!), which really brings a gritty, in-your-face, no holds barred approach to the character.

Punisher no longer has the War Machine armor, but he retained his newly-acquired taste for big game, and he’s hungry for more.

However, the paths to such perilous pursuits are fraught with dangers bigger than any Frank has faced before, and this lone wolf could use otherworldly help on his way up to the world stage.

MATTHEW ROSENBERG continues pushing the boundaries of the Punisher, and now joined by acclaimed artist RICCARDO BURCHIELLI (DMZ, NORTHLANDERS), this is the book Punisher fans will be talking about for years to come!

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As you can see, Marvel’s got a pretty full deck this year, but that’s not ALL — there’s so much good stuff on the way! Check out the full line-up of MARVEL 2018 releases announced so far below!

AVENGERS #1
VENOM #1
BLACK PANTHER #1
IMMORTAL HULK #1
DOCTOR STRANGE #1
SENTRY #1
DEADPOOL #1
THOR #1
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP #1
TONY STARK: IRON MAN #1
CAPTAIN AMERICA #1
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1
LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
FANTASTIC FOUR #1
PUNISHER #1

More to be announced soon!

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