Solicitations for October 2022

It's October and fall is finally here and I'm no doubt watching football and gorging myself on candy corn. And in the midst of all that good living, here, here are some new comics and collections for you, because I am so full of love. And high-fructose corn syrup.


I'm contributing a MIRACLEMAN story to one of those big celebratory anniversary specials. A story that pays homage to the character's history and to the power of creation itself. I first discovered Miracleman in the Eclipse Comics days and was blown away by it, like I was by everything Alan Moore was writing back then. I went back and bought most of the old Warrior magazine issues, and I've still got the Miracleman #1 poster by Garry Leach that hung on my wall when I was 13. So contributing this story will be a real joy for that kid.


Elsewhere in October, you'll find more time-traveling good times in AVENGERS and another character-driven focus on one of the Pillars over in AVENGERS FOREVER. These two series inch ever closer to their ultimate collision point. Look for more info on that very soon.


And PUNISHER gets its first collection, Book One of the "King of Killers" storyline that's been exploring Frank Castle's tragic past and ever-darkening future, as he does whatever it takes to end his war once and for all. I'm really happy to see people responding to this series. This is a book I'm particularly proud of, in all the ways, and one that I hope will ultimately stand alongside some of the meatiest, most fully-realized, most enduring stories I've been a part of at Marvel. It's also a book that speaks to where much of my most immediate future ambitions lie, tone and story-telling wise. But more on that another time.


Happy Halloween!


MIRACLEMAN #0

NEIL GAIMAN, JASON AARON, MIKE CAREY, TY TEMPLETON, PEACH MOMOKO & MORE! (W)

MARK BUCKINGHAM, LEINIL FRANCIS YU, TY TEMPLETON, PEACH MOMOKO & MORE! (A)

Cover by ALAN DAVIS • VARIANT COVER BY PEACH MOMOKO

Variant cover by Terry Dodson • Variant cover by Skottie Young

Forty years ago, Miracleman’s modern era began and changed the world of comics as we know it. Now, on the cusp of a new era of Miracleman, we celebrate all things Kimota with a who’s who of the best talent in the industry! Plus, Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham set up this issue and their return to MIRACLEMAN: THE SILVER AGE!

56 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Mature …$5.99


AVENGERS #61

JASON AARON (W) • IVAN FIORELLI (A) • Cover by JAVIER GARRÓN

Miracleman Variant Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

HISTORY’S MIGHTIEST UNTOLD SECRETS!

If the Avengers hope to survive being lost in time, they’ll need the help of some of history’s greatest heroes, from the Thor of the Viking Age to the T. Rex Starbrand at the dawn of time, plus all the forgotten Avengers of bygone eras whose stories can finally be told.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99


AVENGERS FOREVER #10

JASON AARON (W) • JIM TOWE (A) • Cover by AARON KUDER

VARIANT COVER BY Simone Bianchi • GAMES VARIANT COVER BY NETEASE

ANT IN A BOTTLE!

The pillars are in place. The most important Avengers from throughout the Multiverse have been assembled. All but one. A Tony Stark is needed. But the only one who’s available is a man the size of an ant who comes with a very large problem.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99



PUNISHER VOL. 1: THE KING OF KILLERS BOOK ONE TPB

Written by JASON AARON

Penciled by JESÚS SAIZ & PAUL AZACETA

Cover by JESÚS SAIZ

The Punisher story to end all Punisher stories! Born of tragedy. Devoted to war. Unstoppable in his rage. Frank Castle has become the most accomplished killer the world has ever seen. Now it’s time for him to confront the secrets lurking in his past — and face his destiny. What shocking event convinces Frank to take the reins of the deadly ninja clan known as the Hand? And once he becomes the warlord of the Marvel Universe’s most notorious assassins, will it mean an end for the Punisher — or a whole new bloody beginning? Is the Punisher truly the Fist of the Beast, the predestined High Slayer of the Hand? Or is he nothing more than a prisoner of the ninjas’ twisted lies? Prepare for a show-stopping showdown against the very god of war himself! Collecting PUNISHER (2022) #1-6.

208 PGS./Parental Advisory …$24.99

ISBN: 978-1-302-92877-3

Trim size: 6-5/8 x 10-3/16