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This is an ongoing thread dedicated to news and discussion about official in-continuity and non-continuity inspired stories that bridges the gaps before, between, and during the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.

OFFICIAL TIE-IN/RED STAMP (IN-CANON)

Iron Man: I Am Iron Man! #1-2
Release Date: January 27 and February 24, 2010

Iron Man 2: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Just Off The Farm" (Digital Release)
Release Date: April 28, 2010

Iron Man 2: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Who Made Who" (Digital Release)
Release Date: April 23, 2010

Iron Man 2: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Proximity" (Digital Release)
Release Date: May 5, 2010

Iron Man 2: Public Identity #1 (Formerly Titled "Iron Man 1.5")
Iron Man 2: Public Identity #2
Iron Man 2: Public Identity #3
Release Date: April 28, May 5 and May 12, 2010

Captain America: First Vengeance #1
Captain America: First Vengeance #
2
Captain America: First Vengeance #3
Captain America: First Vengeance #4
Release Date: May 4, May 18, June 15, June 29, 2011

The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week #1
The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week #
2
The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week #3
The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week #4
Release Date: March 7, Match 21, April 4, April 18, 2012

The Avengers Prelude: Black Widow Strikes #1
The Avengers Prelude: Black Widow Strikes #2
The Avengers Prelude: Black Widow Strikes #
3
Release Date: May 2, May 16, June 6, 2012

Iron Man 3 Prelude #1
Iron Man 3 Prelude #2

Release Date: January 2 and February 6, 2013

Thor: The Dark World Prelude #1
Thor: The Dark World Prelude #2

Release Date: June 5 and July 10, 2013

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Infinite Comic #1 (Digital Release)
Release Date: January 28, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite Comic #1 "Dangerous Prey" (Digital Release)
Release Date: April 1, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude #1
Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude #2

Release Date: April 2 and May 28, 2014

The Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude Infinite Comic #1 "This Sceptre'd Isle" (Digital Release)
Release Date: February 3, 2015

Ant-Man Prelude #1
Ant-Man Prelude #2
Release Date: February 4 and March 4, 2015

Ant-Man Infinite Comic #1 "Scott Lang, Small Time" (Digital Release)
Release Date: March 4, 2015

Civil War Prelude #1
Civil War Prelude #2
Release Date: December 16 and December 30, 2015
Civil War Prelude #3
Civil War Prelude #4
Release Date: January 6 and January 27, 2016

Civil War Prelude Infinite Comic (Digital Release)
Release Date: February 10, 2016

Dr. Strange Prelude #1
Release Date: July 6, 2016

Dr. Strange Prelude #2
Release Date: August 24, 2016

Dr. Strange Prelude Infinite Comic "The Zealot" (Digital Release)
Release Date: September 7, 2016

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Prelude #1
Release Date: January 4, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Prelude #2
Release Date: February 1, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming Prelude #1
Release Date: March 1, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming Prelude #2
Release Date: April 5, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok Prelude #1
Release Date: July 5, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok Prelude #2
Release Date: July 19, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok Prelude #3
Release Date: August 2, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok Prelude #4
Release Date: August 16, 2017

Black Panther Prelude #1
Release Date: October 18, 2017

Black Panther Prelude #2
Release Date: November 15, 2017

Avengers: Infinity War Prelude #1
Release Date: January 24, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War Prelude #2
Release Date: February 28, 2018

Ant-Man and The Wasp Prelude #1
Release Date: March 7, 2018

Ant-Man and The Wasp Prelude #2
Release Date: April 4, 2018

Captain Marvel Prelude #1
Release Date: November 14, 2018

Avengers 4 Prelude #1
Release Date: December 5, 2018

Avengers 4 Prelude #2
Release Date: January xx, 2019

Avengers 4 Prelude #3
Release Date: February xx, 2019

TRADE PAPERBACKS

Iron Man: I Am Iron Man!
Release Date: March 31, 2010

Iron Man 2: Public Identity
Release Date: September 24, 2010

Captain America: First Vengeance
Release Date: July 6, 2011

The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week
Release Date: May 16, 2012

The Avengers Prelude: Black Widow Strikes
Release Date: September 12, 2012

Iron Man 3 Prelude
Release Date: April 3, 2013

Thor: The Dark World Prelude
Release Date: October 16, 2013

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Prelude
Release Date: March 12, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude
Release Date: July 2, 2014

The Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude
Release Date: March 11, 2015

Ant-Man Prelude
Release Date: June 10, 2015

Captain America: Civil War Prelude
Release Date: April 13, 2016

Dr. Strange Prelude
Release Date: October 5, 2016

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Prelude
Release Date: April 5, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming Prelude
Release Date: June 7, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok Prelude
Release Date: October 4, 2017

Black Panther Prelude
Release Date: January 10, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War Prelude
Release Date: April 4, 2018

Ant-Man and The Wasp Prelude
Release Date: June 6, 2018

The Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Marvel Comics Omnibus Hardcover
Release Date: October 3, 2018

Captain Marvel Prelude
Release Date: February 20, 2019

ART OF HARDCOVERS

Iron Man 2
Release Date: May 5, 2010

Art of Marvel Studios
Iron Man to Captain America: The First Avenger
Release Date: September 4, 2011

Avengers
Release Date: May 2, 2012

Iron Man 3
Release Date: May 1, 2013

Thor: The Dark World
Release Date: November 6, 2013

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Release Date: April 2, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy
Release Date: July 30, 2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Release Date: April 29, 2015

Road to Avengers: Age of Ultron
Release Date: May 6, 2015

Agent Carter Season One
Release Date: June 24, 2015

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Two
Release Date: July 22, 2015

Ant-Man
Release Date: July 15, 2015

Daredevil Season One
Release Date: November 4, 2015

Jessica Jones Season One
Release Date: TBA

Captain America: Civil War
Release Date: May 4, 2016

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Three
Release Date: July 27, 2016 September 7, 2016 September 14, 2016

Agent Carter Season Two
Release Date: June 29, 2016 September 28, 2016 October 5, 2016

Dr. Strange
Release Date: November 15, 2016 November 2, 2016

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
Release Date: May 3, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming
Release Date: July 5, 2017

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4
Release Date: September 13, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok
Release Date: November 1, 2017

Black Panther
Release Date: February 14, 2018

Road to Infinity War
Release Date: May 2, 2018

Ant-Man and The Wasp
Release Date: July 4, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War
Release Date: November 7, 2018

Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years
Release Date: May 3, 2019

GUIDEBOOK TO THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

Iron Man
Release Date: October 28, 2015
Preview: October 22

Incredible Hulk/Iron Man 2
Release Date: November 25, 2015
Preview: November 19

Thor
Release Date: December 23, 2015
Preview: December 17

Captain America: The First Avenger
Release Date: January 27, 2016
Preview: January 21

The Avengers
Release Date: February 24, 2016
Preview: February 18

Iron Man 3/Thor: The Dark World
Release Date: April 27, 2016
Preview: April 21

Captain America: The Winter Soldier/Ant-Man
Release Date: May 25, 2016

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season One
Release Date: June 22, 2016
Preview: June 16

Guardians of the Galaxy
Release Date: July 27, 2016
Preview: July 21

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Release Date: September 28, 2016

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Two/Agent Carter Season One
Release Date: October 26, 2016
Preview: October 22

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Three/Agent Carter Season Two
Release Date: November 30, 2016 December 28, 2016

Captain America: Civil War
Release Date: January 25, 2017

Doctor Strange
Release Date: March 29, 2017

Volume One Hardcover
Iron Man to Thor: The Dark World
Release Date: April 5, 2017

Volume Two Hardcover: The Good, The Bad, and The Guardians
Captain America: The Winter Soldier to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2
Release Date: December 13, 2017

Volume Three Hardcover: It's All Connected
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 to Agent Carter Season 2
Release Date: January 3, 2018

INSPIRED BY (NOT CANON)

Iron Man: Fast Friends
Incredible Hulk: Fury Files
Nick Fury: Spies Like Us
Iron Man 2: Fist of Iron
Captain America & Thor: Avengers
The Avengers: The Avengers Initiative
Iron Man: The Coming of the Melter
Release Date: May 1, 2013
Captain America: Homecoming
Release Date: March 26, 2014
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Chase
Avengers: Operation HYDRA
Release Date: April 22, 2015
Ant-Man: Larger Than Life
Release Date: June 24, 2015
Captain America: Road to War
Release Date: April 20, 2016
Preview: Via Newsarama

The Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude

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Written by WILL CORONA PILGRIM
Art by JOE BENNETT AND MARCIO LOERZER BENNETT


The Avengers make their explosive return to the big screen this spring, and we've got everything you need to prepare right here! First, relive the historic first meeting between Marvel's mightiest heroes as Loki's plot to gain ulti mate power sparks a worldwide manhunt, a vicious war against the invading Chitauri in the heart of New York City, and the founding of the mighty Avengers! Next, thrill to an all-new Infinite-style adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, set between the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron! What world-shaking threats have the Avengers battled since their last film? And can anything prepare them for the looming threat of the mad mechanoid known as Ultron? Plus, experience the dynamic classic comic book debut of Vision, and relive some of the team's classic encounters with Ultron, including the prelude story to the "Age of Ultron" event.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude TPB

Like the trade for the Winter Solider Prelude, this one was also pretty disappointing and plain filler. Just a pointless collection of an adaptation of the first Avengers movie, one new tie in comic that's only 16 pages, and a huge chunk of selected material from Marvel Comics. If you just want the new content, you're better off just buying the digital version of the new tie-in - "This Sceptre'd Isle." Even then, this tie-in, also like the Winter Soldier Prelude plays it too safe and doesn't offer much. This Age of Ultron Prelude pales in comparison to the Avengers Prelude - a very ambitious work that connected the Phase 1 movies together and also an entertaining Black Widow story that happened to have a Ten Rings op. While granted, Phase 2 didn't have a bunch of movies happening at about the same time - you expect more for something with the 'Avengers' brand name. This and the Winter Soldier Prelude really reflect how limited the writers were in terms of what they could play with and what was strictly reserved to be revealed in the movie.

"This Sceptre'd Isle" roughly takes place before, during, and leads up to the end credits teaser of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In essence, the story is a 16 page explanation about how Baron Strucker ended up with Loki's Scepter. Arguably, fans already put one and one together in the aftermath of HYDRA rising up and taking a bunch of bases and items during The Winter Soldier. To sum it up:
A pair of cannon fodder agents Mark Smith and Nicholas Cooper are tasked with analyzing the Scepter in their lab at S.H.I.E.L.D. S.T.A.T.I.O.N. (Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network) -- yeah, another facility with acronyms. Smith is bitter he got assigned to S.T.A.T.I.O.N. instead of Helicarrier duty - total waste of 3 years of missions thanks to Commander Hill's psych assessment. And a guard loyal to HYDRA happens to overhear the conversation. The guard arranges a meet between Smith and Baron Strucker in a hangar. Smith joins team HYDRA but has prove himself by stealing the Scepter. Smith shoots Cooper just as he realizes what the connection between the Tesseract and Scepter is. But we the audience don't learn what. Smith accompanies the Scepter to Sokovia with another agent named Mark Basso. HYDRA secured a fortress under the cover of ongoing protests in the region. Strucker immediately assigns the Scepter to Dr. List's team. They hook it up to Chitauri blasters and get one to work. Strucker isn't impressed and has List move to human trials. List promises to give them the power to stand up to their oppressors like Iron Man and the Avengers. Among the volunteers are Pietro and Wanda Maximoff. Smith wonders how they can get away with human trials. Basso says Project: Insight's launch will change the game. Cue panels from The Winter Soldier and the end credits teaser.
Some thoughts on the tie-in:
  • Like Grant Ward, Mark Smith is another Maria Hill hater.
  • The emphasis on the connection between the Tesseract and Scepter sounds like something that will be revealed in Age of Ultron - likely the fan speculation the Scepter has one of the Infinity Stones. Hence, when Black Widow touched one to the other in Avengers - they nullified each other? Pretty much, either use a Stone separately from the others or all together.
  • Nice to see a bit more on Baron Strucker, who up until now was just one teaser and a handful of references to on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Nice to see Sokovia and its sub-plot set up but it's mainly just what we already knew.
  • Pietro was the one that pushed to join the experiment. Wanda was hesitant and thought the offer was just another lie.
  • Some text provides insight into Pietro and Wanda with hyper science terms for super speed and telekinesis. Notes on Pietro observe increased metabolism and improved thermal homeostasis. Wanda's observe Neuro-Electric Sensitivity and Micro-Cellular Manipulation.
 

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I honestly wonder what they could do for other prelude comics. for Civil War's I imagine they'll probably explain what Falcon was doing during AoU.
 

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I honestly wonder what they could do for other prelude comics. for Civil War's I imagine they'll probably explain what Falcon was doing during AoU.
It's possible. At this point, I would guess Falcon or Winter Soldier would be the focus of the Civil War Prelude. In the past, War Machine was the focus of the Iron Man 3 Prelude.
 

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Ant-Man Prelude



Written by WILL CORONA PILGRIM
Art by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA, BIT, WELLINTON ALVES, and DANIEL GOVAR


Get ready for Marvel's next smash-hit film with this all-new official prequel! Before Scott Lang becomes Marvel's shrinking sensation, his predecessor, Dr. Hank Pym, will pull on the Ant-Man helmet and leap into action on a death-defying mission into the icy heart of Cold War East Berlin! Then, thrill to an all-new Infinite-style adventure set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as explosive new details in the history of the astonishing Ant-Man are revealed! But can the lessons of his past prepare him for the trials he's about to face? Plus: classic stories featuring pivotal moments in Scott Lang and Hank Pym's lives! The action-packed buildup to Marvel's Ant-Man begins here, so get on board now! Collecting MARVEL'S ANT-MAN PRELUDE #1-2, ANT-MAN: CINEMATIC INFINITE COMIC #1, MARVEL PREMIERE #47-48, ANT-MAN #1 and AGE OF ULTRON #10AI.

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7/1: 1) Ant-Man Prelude #1 and #2

This was a very great read in anticipation of the movie coming up later this month.

It was intriguing to learn Hank Pym's first field mission was to East Berlin during the Cold War (in an interview, the writer Pilgrim posited it to be mid-1980s in the Gorbachev era) and before that, he was an R&D consultant at S.H.I.E.L.D. but amusingly enough, butted heads with Howard Stark a lot apparently. Though it was jarring to see Howard wasn't interested in a moral debate about who could use the Ant Man Suit. Something the trade doesn't include, in the single issue for #2, the recap revealed Pym discovered the Pym Particles while he was already with S.H.I.E.L.D.

Peggy Carter once again made another delightful appearance and boiled down long intense training for an agent for a consultant to simply - learn to improvise in the field. Then shot at him. Good thing he was quick to shrink...

On this 'group of German radicals' in the prelude. Nice way to tie in The Winter Soldier by making the HYDRA tech they were trying to reverse engineer none other than the same type of (or maybe the same) memory suppression machine used on Bucky by Alexander Pierce in the present.

Seeing Hank in action was pretty awesome. Using his brains to stop and use the antipersonnel device as a distraction, pushing equipment around, casting a shadow, whispering into the leader's ear. And a flying ant. Yes! But even though the machine was faulty and Hank destroyed the schematics -- still came off as a hollow victory since we know the machine still gets used by HYDRA and even S.H.I.E.L.D. to a degree with the T.A.H.I.T.I. Project.

All in all, really cool to learn how Hank became a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent but the downside is you sort of want to know more. 40 pages went by real quick. Still, a tad bummed nothing was learned about Janet -- maybe they never met yet -- but not a surprise they're keeping that close to the vest for Phase 2. Was also wondering if Stark and Carter were going to be billed as Co-Directors but no, simply 'Founding Member of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

And for perspective, this took place in the mid-80s around the same time Agent Coulson and May graduated the Academy and started their first field missions.

2) Infinite Comic Scott Lang

This one sets up Scott Lang's morals and shows how he ended up in prison. Set after Scott and Maggie's daughter Cassie was born, Scott is compelled to return to his 'Robin Hood' schtick and target Vistacorp - a Silicon Valley company that was overcharging customers - who fired Scott for trying to tell the truth and branded him a disgruntled employee trying to extort them. But he goes to far and breaks into his ex-boss' home - steals jewelry and crashes his sports car into the pool.

As far as the timeline of things, I'd guess his arrest and imprisonment was around 2012.
Cassie is 6 years old in the movie so she was born in 2009-ish. Then I saw in a clip Scott said he was in prison for 3 years so 2015 minus 3 gets 2012.

Some other nice bits was Scott reminding himself he has a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Luis, and Peachy. Also, on page one, that bug flying around...
Bet that was Hank Pym already spying on Scott and assessing him.

All in all, the Ant-Man Prelude was a well done effort at exploring a little more of both Hank and Scott's origin stories so to speak.

9/9: Starting October 28, a new series called 'Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe'. Naturally, Iron Man 1 is the first. Then November 25, an Incredible Hulk/Iron Man 2 flip book. Preview pages for Iron Man 1 dropped today.

9/15: December solicits

1) Civil War Prelude #1 and #2
MARVEL'S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR PRELUDE #1 & 2 (OF 4)
Will CORONA PILGRIM (W)
SZYMON KUDRANSKI (A)
THE ROAD TO CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR BEGINS WITH THESE OFFICIAL ADAPTATIONS OF THE SMASH HIT FILMS IRON MAN 3 & CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER!
• When THE MANDARIN strikes at the United States with a series of deadly terror attacks, IRON MAN must take action! But can TONY STARK handle the pressure when he has his own demons to face?
32 PGS. (each)/Rated T+ ...$2.99 (each)
Ugh. So #1 and 2 are the adaptation of Iron Man 3 and #3 and #4 look to be the Winter Soldier adaptation. I guess the only new story will be an Infinite Comic. Really disappointing if true.

2) Guidebook to the MCU: Thor
GUIDEBOOK TO THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE -- MARVEL'S THOR
Written by MIKE O'SULLIVAN & THE OHOTMU TEAM
Front cover by WILL SLINEY • Back cover by PASCAL CAMPION
The MCU Guidebooks bring the thunder as the mighty Thor steps into the spotlight! Our comprehensive coverage of the fan-favorite Marvel Studios films and Marvel TV series continues as we reveal everything you need to know about the golden realm of Asgard! Featuring fact sheets, movie-to-comic comparisons, and behind-the-scenes production art and movie stills, this issue is packed with profiles of Thor Odinson himself; family members Loki, Odin and Frigga; Asgardian allies including Sif, Heimdall, Hogun and Volstagg; human friends Erik Selvig, Jane Foster and Darcy Lewis; and an in-depth look at Asgard itself! Plus: Laufey and the Frost Giants, S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jasper Sitwell...and the Avenging Archer, Hawkeye! And more! Relive the big-screen thrills of Marvel's Thor right here, and continue building your indispensable library of Cinematic Universe reference books!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99
10/21: Guidebook to the MCU: Captain America: The First Avenger out 1/27/16
(W) Mike O'Sullivan (A) The Ohotmu (CA) Mike Del Mundo
Captain America takes center stage as the MCU Guidebooks' comprehensive coverage of the fan-favorite Marvel Studios films and Marvel TV shows continues! Look back on the dark days of World War II as we declassify the secrets of Project Rebirth! Featuring fact sheets, movie-to-comic comparisons and production stills, this issue is packed with profiles of Steve "Captain America" Rogers himself; patriotic allies including Bucky Barnes, Peggy Carter, Dr. Abraham Erskine and the Howling Commandos; enemies of liberty including Hydra, Arnim Zola and the Red Skull; and updates on Howard Stark and Nick Fury!
Plus: Cap's mighty shield! The Tesseract! Yggdrasil the World-Tree! And more! Relive the big-screen thrills of Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger right here, and continue building your indispensable library of Cinematic Universe reference books!
Also in January is the Civil War Prelude #3 and #4 (which are just adaptations of The Winter Soldier) out 1/6 and 1/27.

On Amazon, the Civil War Prelude trade is set for April 12, 2016 so probably late March in shops.

11/17: Guidebook to the MCU: The Avengers out February 24, 2016
(W) Mike O'Sullivan, The Ohotmu (A) Various (CA) Mike Del Mundo
This is what it's all been building to! The MCU Guidebooks reach the end of Phase One as the Avengers assemble! Our comprehensive coverage of the fan-favorite Marvel Studios films and Marvel Television shows continues as we reveal everything you need to know about Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Featuring fact sheets, movie-to-comic comparisons and production stills, this issue is packed with profiles of the mighty Avengers themselves: Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, Hulk, Iron Man and Thor! Also featuring allies including Phil Coulson, Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Erik Selvig, Jasper Sitwell and S.H.I.E.L.D.; enemies including Loki and the Chitauri; and equipment including the Helicarrier and Loki's scepter! Plus the World Security Council and more! Relive the big-screen thrills of 2012's Marvel's The Avengers right here, and continue building your indispensable library of Cinematic Universe reference books!
12/15: Civil War Prelude trade confirmed for April 13, 2016 but no new info. Still no clue what the Infinite Comic is about or when it releases for sale online.

1/19: April's Guidebook to the MCU will be Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World
Written by MIKE O'SULLIVAN & THE OHOTMU TEAM
Covers by MARCOS MARTIN
The MCU Guidebooks launch into Phase 2 of the Cinematic Universe, and Avengers mainstays Iron Man and Thor lead the charge as our comprehensive coverage of the fan-favorite Marvel Studios films and Marvel Television shows continues! Featuring fact sheets, movie-to-comic comparisons and production stills, this issue is packed with profiles and updates on heroes including Iron Man, Thor, Iron Patriot, Sif, Odin and the Warriors Three; stalwart allies including Pepper Potts, Happy Hogan, Jane Foster, Erik Selvig and Darcy Lewis; and deadly foes including the Mandarin, Aldrich Killian, A.I.M., Loki and Malekith! Plus: Extremis! The Aether! President Ellis! Frigga! Bor! Heimdall! The Collector! And more! Relive the big-screen thrills of Marvel's Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World right here, and continue building your indispensable library of Cinematic Universe reference books!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99
Loving the covers of this series.

A non-canon tie in comic to Civil War also releases in April, Captain America: Road to War
WILL CORONA PILGRIM (W) • ANDREA DI VITO (A) COVER BY RON LIM
VARIANT COVER BY FRANCESCO MATTINA
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
• CAPTAIN AMERICA and BLACK WIDOW must train the new Avengers recruits to work together as a team.
• Their first mission: stop the giant robot, ULTIMO!
• Featuring SCARLET WITCH, VISION, FALCON and WAR MACHINE!
• Bonus TALES OF SUSPENSE #58 included.
48 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ ...$4.99
The Art of Movie hardcover slipcase for Civil War also appeared in the solicit
Written by JACOB JOHNSTON
Picking up where MARVEL'S CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER and MARVEL'S AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON left off, MARVEL'S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR sees Steve Rogers leading the new Avengers. But after another destructive international incident involving the team, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability: A governing body will now determine when to enlist the team's services. This new law fractures the Avengers. Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. return as Captain America and Iron Man, two heroes with the same goal -- to protect the world -- but with very different methods. Now, go behind the scenes in this collectible volume! Filled with concept art, production stills and commentary from cast and crew -- including directors Anthony and Joe Russo, and producer Kevin Feige -- this collection is a prize for any fan!
240 PGS./All Ages ...$50.00
ISBN: 978-0-7851-9818-5
2/16: May's Guidebook to the MCU will be Captain America: The Winter Solider and Ant-Man.
Captain America returns to the spotlight -- and Ant-Man steals it -- as the MCU Guidebooks' comprehensive coverage of the fan-favorite Marvel Studios films and Marvel Television shows continues! Featuring fact sheets, screen-to-comic comparisons and production stills, this issue is packed with profiles and updates on Winter Soldier characters and organizations including Cap, Falcon, Black Widow, Nick Fury, S.H.I.E.L.D., Winter Soldier, Arnim Zola, Brock Rumlow, Batroc, Alexander Pierce, Hydra and the World Security Council! Then, get small with profiles and updates on Ant-Man characters and organizations including Scott Lang, Hank Pym, Hope van Dyne, Darren Cross, Antony, Mitchell Carson, Falcon, Peggy Carter and Howard Stark! Relive the thrills of 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier and 2015's Ant-Man, and continue building your indispensable library of Cinematic Universe reference books!
Interesting they skipped over GoTG and AOU.

3/22: June's Guidebook to the MCU will be about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Season One
Level 7 access granted! The MCU Guidebooks reach a new milestone as Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the first Cinematic Universe TV series, takes center stage! Our comprehensive coverage of the fan-favorite Marvel Studios films and Marvel Television shows continues as we reveal everything you need to know about the worldwide peacekeeping organization and Agent Coulson's elite team!! Featuring fact sheets, movie-to-comic comparisons, behind-the-scenes artwork and production stills, this issue is packed with profiles and updates on agents including Phil Coulson, Skye, Melinda May, Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons, Antoine Triplett and the Koenigs; and foes including Grant Ward, John Garrett, Raina and Ian Quinn! Plus: Deathlok! Sif! Victoria Hand! And Hydra! Relive the thrills of 2013-2014's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season One right here, and continue building your indispensable library of Cinematic Universe reference books!
Also in the solicit is Art of Agent Carter season 2
Marvel's Agent Carter returns for a second season of adventure and intrigue! Fan-favorite Hayley Atwell reprises the titular role of the unstoppable secret agent for the Strategic Scientific Reserve, alongside the stalwart James D'Arcy (Edwin Jarvis) and Enver Gjokaj (Chief Daniel Sousa). Dedicated to the fight against new threats in the wake of World War II, Peggy must now journey from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous assignment yet. But even as she discovers new friends, a new home -- and perhaps even a new love -- she's about to find out that the bright lights of post-war Hollywood mask a more sinister threat. Explore Peggy's new world in this collectible volume showcasing exclusive photography, production-design details, interviews with cast and crew, and much more. Go behind the scenes to witness the evolution of the war-torn heroine beloved since her debut in Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger! 224 PGS./All Ages ...$50.00 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9592-4
4/19: July solicits
Part 1 of 2, the Dr. Strange Prelude
WILL CORONA PILGRIM (W) JORGE FORNES (A) MARVEL’S OFFICIAL PREQUEL!
A powerful, ancient relic has been stolen from the British Museum – a relic that could do significant damage in the wrong hands…
Enter the MASTERS OF THE MYSTIC ARTS! • The team is on a mission to find the relic and the mysterious mystic who stole it – but will they be able to track her down before it’s too late?!
Guidebook to the MCU will be Guardians of the Galaxy
Written by MIKE O’SULLIVAN & THE OHOTMU TEAM Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
The Marvel Cinematic Universe goes cosmic! Our comprehensive coverage of the fan-favorite Marvel Studios films and Marvel Television shows continues as we reveal everything you need to know about Peter Quill and his unlikely band of galactic heroes! Featuring fact sheets, movie-to-comic comparisons and behind-the-scenes production art and stills, this issue is packed with profiles and updates on the Guardians themselves: Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket and Groot; uneasy allies including Yondu, the Collector and the Nova Corps; and deadly foes including Ronan, Nebula, Korath and Thanos! Plus: the Orb, the Infinity Stones, Knowhere, Xandar, Bereet, Cosmo…and Howard the Duck! Relive the thrills of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and continue building your indispensable library of Cinematic Universe reference books!
And lastly, the Art of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 hardcover
Written by TROY BENJAMIN MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for an action-packed third season! Director Phil Coulson and Agent Daisy Johnson lead the charge, amassing a new breed of warrior as Inhumans emerge across the globe. But Coulson and his team soon learn they’re not alone: There are others on the hunt for these Inhumans — and while some may be friend, others may be foe. Meanwhile, the evil organization Hydra rebuilds from the ground up under a new and deadly leader. Get the top-secret details in this keepsake volume showcasing never-before-seen photography, production-design details, and exclusive behind-the-scenes information and interviews with cast and crew. The events of Season Three will rock the characters you know and love to the core. Don’t miss a single moment! 240 PGS./All Ages …$50.00 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9594-8
5/17: August solicitations
Dr. Strange Prelude Part 2/2 on August 24
WILL CORONA PILGRIM (W) JORGE FORNES (A) MARVEL’S OFFICIAL PREQUEL! • GET READY FOR MARVEL’S SMASH HIT FILM WITH THIS OFFICIAL PREQUEL!

• Get a first look at KAMA-TAJ, where the ANCIENT ONE trains apprentices in the magical arts!
• Meanwhile, the powerful ARROW OF APPOLLON is discovered by bandits!
• Will the Ancient One be able to use her powers to recover the arrow before more harm befalls the empire?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Guidebook to the MCU: Avengers: Age of Ultron on August 31
Written by MIKE O’SULLIVAN & THE OHOTMU TEAM Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO

When the threat of Ultron rears its computerized head, the Avengers must assemble once again — and the MCU Guidebook is right there with them! Our comprehensive coverage of the fan-favorite Marvel Studios films and Marvel Television shows continues as we reveal everything you need to know about Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ second big-screen blockbuster! With fact sheets, movie-to-comic comparisons and behind-the-scenes production art and stills, this issue is packed with profiles and updates on the Avengers themselves — Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Hulk — as well as allies and new members including Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, War Machine, Falcon and Vision! And don’t forget Ultron himself! Plus: Nick Fury! Loki’s scepter! And more! Relive the thrills of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and continue building your indispensable library of Cinematic Universe reference books!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Coming October 5, the Dr. Strange Prelude trade paperback
WRITTEN BY WILL CORONA PILGRIM, BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, JASON AARON, STAN LEE, STEVE ENGLEHART & MORE PENCILED BY JORGE FORNES, MARCOS MARTIN, CHRIS BACHALO, STEVE DITKO, FRANK BRUNNER & MORE

The Doctor will see you now! Ahead of the Master of the Mystic Arts’ major motion picture, meet the cinematic Stephen Strange — the man who will one day be Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme — in this prelude adventure! Plus: magical stories from Doctor Strange’s comic-book history, from his sensational origin to his entry into the modern Marvel era! The mysterious Ancient One may have much to teach the wounded surgeon Strange — unless the malevolent Mordo has his way! The Doctor faces the nefarious Nightmare and takes an incredible journey back to the very dawn of time. But when Strange is shot, can the Night Nurse save his life?

Collecting MARVEL’S DOCTOR STRANGE PRELUDE #1-2, MARVEL’S DOCTOR STRANGE PRELUDE INFINITE COMIC #1, DOCTOR STRANGE: THE OATH #1, DOCTOR STRANGE (2015) #1, MARVEL PREMIERE #14 and material from STRANGE TALES (1951) #110 and #115.

152 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99 ISBN: 978-1-302-90109-7
7/19: October solicits

Guidebook to the MCU will be Agent Carter season one on October 26.

Art of Dr. Strange out November 2.

8/23: November solicits

Guidebook the the MCU will be Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3/Agent Carter Season 2.

9/20: December solicits

Volume 1 hard cover for Guidebook to the MCU. Has Iron Man 1 up to Thor: The Dark World.
Written by MIKE O’SULLIVAN & THE OHOTMU TEAM Cover by STEPHANIE HANS

The official handbook of the Marvel Cinematic Universe takes you all the way through Phase One and to the dawn of Phase Two! Filled with fact sheets, movie-to-comic comparisons, behind-the-scenes art and production stills, this volume details the first eight blockbuster Marvel movies — from 2008’s Iron Man to 2013’s Thor: The Dark World. In-depth character profiles give you the whole story on heroes like Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, War Machine, Hawkeye and more; deadly villains including Abomination, Loki, Red Skull and Mandarin; and a universe of supporting characters such as Nick Fury, Bucky Barnes, Peggy Carter and Phil Coulson! It’s your indispensable MCU guide!

Collecting GUIDEBOOK TO THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE — MARVEL’S IRON MAN, MARVEL’S INCREDIBLE HULK, MARVEL’S IRON MAN 2, MARVEL’S THOR, MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, MARVEL’S IRON MAN 3 and MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD.

192 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-9660-0 Trim size: oversized
10/18: January Solicits

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Prelude #1
WILL CORONA PILGRIM (W) • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN (A) GET HOOKED ON THE GUARDIANS!
When the fate of the galaxy is at stake, there’s only one thing to do: call in the greatest warriors the galaxy has ever known.
What do you mean, who?! ROCKET. GROOT. DRAX. GAMORA. PETER QUILL, a.k.a. STAR-LORD?!
Don’t tell me you’ve never heard of them? Legendary outlaw? Most dangerous woman in the galaxy? Nothing?
Then it’s time to brush up for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with this all-new adaptation of the original, hilarious hit film! 32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99
Guidebook to the MCU: Civil War
Written by MIKE O’SULLIVAN & THE OHOTMU TEAM Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO Captain America and Iron Man have come to blows, shattering the Avengers — and the MCU Guidebook covers every twist and turn! Our comprehensive coverage of the fan-favorite Marvel Studios films and Marvel Television shows continues as we reveal everything you need to know about Cap’s third big-screen blockbuster! Featuring fact sheets, movie-to-comic comparisons, and behind-the-scenes production art and stills, this issue is packed with profiles and updates on the Avengers: Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Falcon, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Vision and War Machine; other heroes such as Spider-Man, Black Panther, Ant-Man and Winter Soldier; and villains including Brock Rumlow and Zemo! Plus: Peggy and Sharon Carter, Howard and Maria Stark, Everett K. Ross, T’Chaka, May and more! Relive the thrills of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War and continue building your indispensable library of Marvel Cinematic Universe reference books! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
11/22: February solicits
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Prelude #2
WILL CORONA PILGRIM (W) CHRISTOPHER ALLEN (A) ENTER: THE RAVAGERS!

Like it or not, GAMORA, DRAX, ROCKET, and GROOT are stuck with PETER QUILL as his former comrades, THE RAVAGERS, return for revenge! But a greater threat emerges as RONAN THE ACCUSER catches up with the ragtag heroes! They’ll need to come up with something quick…or there’ll be no galaxy left to guard! Get ready for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with the conclusion of this all-new adaptation of the original, hilarious hit film! 32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99
Also for the trade paperback
Written by WILL CORONA PILGRIM, STEVE ENGLEHART, JIM VALENTINO & BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by CHRISTOPHER ALLEN, DON HECK, JIM VALENTINO, ARTHUR ADAMS & STÉPHANE ROUX

An awesome mix of stories new and old to whet the appetite for 2017’s most sensational sequel: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! Get hooked on that Guardians feeling once again as Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot get ready for round two! New players enter the game in pulse-pounding preludes to the ragtag team’s next cinematic adventure. Plus: a classic, pivotal chapter in the life of the enigmatic Mantis — the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s next superstar-in-waiting! Meet the Guardians of the 31st Century, including Yondu! And thrill to a truly cosmic team-up between the Guardians and the Avengers! Collecting MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY PRELUDE #1-2, GIANT-SIZE AVENGERS #4, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (1990) #1 and GUARDIANS TEAM-UP #1-2. 144 PGS./Rated T …$17.99 ISBN: 978-1-302-90468-5
12/20: March solicits

Spider-Man: Homecoming Prelude #1
WILL CORONA PILGRIM (w) • TODD NAUCK (a)
YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN SWINGS INTO THE MCU!
PETER PARKER is just your average, nerdy, tech-loving teenager…until an unexpected turn of events lands him with the power to cling to walls and the proportionate strength of a spider!
SPIDER-MAN’s foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe begins here, with part one of an adaptation of the blockbuster Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, which sees a rift between CAPTAIN AMERICA and IRON MAN rend a schism between the Avengers…with Spider-Man in the middle of it all!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Guidebook to the MCU: Doctor Strange
Written by MIKE O’SULLIVAN & THE OHOTMU TEAM
Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
Doctor Strange introduces magic and mysticism to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the MCU Guidebooks are here to record every spell and incantation! Our comprehensive coverage of the fan-favorite Marvel Studios films and Marvel Television series continues as we reveal everything you need to know about Stephen Strange’s big-screen debut! With fact sheets, movie-to-comic comparisons, and behind-the-scenes production art and stills, this issue is packed with profiles on Doctor Strange himself; friends and allies including Doctor Christine Palmer, Wong, Mordo and The Ancient One; foes such as Kaecilius and Dormammu; and mystical relics including the Cloak of Levitation and the Eye of Agamotto! And more! Relive the thrills of Marvel’s Doctor Strange, and continue building your indispensable library of Cinematic Universe reference books!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
1/24: Issue #2 of 2 of the Spider-Man: Homecoming Prelude in April solicits (which is just an adaptation of Civil War).
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING PRELUDE #2 (of 2) WILL CORONA PILGRIM (w) • TODD NAUCK (a)
SPIDEY VS. THE AVENGERS! SPIDER-MAN finds himself in over his head with his first super hero battle with IRON MAN…against CAPTAIN AMERICA and his team! But will the outcome unite the AVENGERS…or tear them apart for good? Get your spider-senses tingling for SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING with the epic conclusion to this two-part adaptation of the wall-crawler’s first foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: THE ART OF THE MOVIE HC SLIPCASE
Written by JACOB JOHNSTON The Guardians are back! After saving the universe, Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot find themselves with expunged records and a new mandate: Guard what needs guarding. Now, go inside the Marvel studios in this new collectible volume! Discover exclusive concept art, production stills, and commentary from cast and crew — including returning director James Gunn and Marvel’s extraordinary Visual Development team. Complete your ART OF THE MOVIE collection with this latest installment as the Guardians soar to new heights! 240 PGS./All Ages …$50.00
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING PRELUDE TPB
Written by WILL CORONA PILGRIM with MATT FRACTION, STAN LEE & MORE Penciled by TODD NAUCK with SALVADOR LARROCA, STEVE DITKO & MORE
You adored his introduction in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, you can’t wait for his Hollywood Homecoming — now really get to know the Spider-Man of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! By day, Peter Parker attends high school and lives with May. By night, he fights crime with wall-crawling powers and web-swinging tech — and he’s destined to one day have an amazing, spectacular, sensational reputation as his neighborhood’s friendly hero! But first he must survive a war between Captain America and Iron Man that will split the Avengers!

Join Spidey in his first tentative web-swings toward a blockbuster future! And it’s all backed up by a classic tale featuring Spidey’s first encounter with the high-flying Vulture, and a high-octane team-up with none other than Iron Man! Collecting MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING PRELUDE #1-2, INVINCIBLE IRON MAN (2008) #7, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #2 and more!
112 PGS./Rated T …$14.99
3/21: June solicits only have the Art of the Movie Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming.
  • WRITTEN BY JACOB JOHNSON
  • Fresh off the heels of his first adventure with the Avengers in Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker is back in action! With a mentor like Tony Stark — a.k.a. Iron Man — it looks like Spider-Man’s about to hit the big time. But New York’s newest villain has other plans. Go behind the scenes in this new keepsake volume continuing Marvel’s popular ART OF collection! Discover exclusive concept art, production stills and commentary from cast and crew as Marvel Studios and Sony team up to bring Spider-Man into the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe!
  • 240 PGS./All Ages …$50.00
 

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These are getting out of hand they're just art books or recaps of other movies, which is completely pointless since we live in an age where movies can be watched on a whim.
 

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4/18: July solicits have the Thor Ragnarok Prelude comic as 4 issues. The first 2 will be an adaptation of The Incredible Hulk as previously reported. Naturally, one guy's getting redrawn methinks. heh.
MARVEL’S THOR: RAGNAROK PRELUDE #1 (of 4)
WILL CORONA PILGRIM (W) • J.L. GILES (A)
THE INCREDIBLE HULK’S MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE DEBUT!
BRUCE BANNER has been trying to put the past behind him as he learns to control the powerful beast inside him. But as GENERAL ROSS continues to hunt the fugitive Banner, it’s only a matter of time before the HULK will smash! Join us for part one of our lead-up to 2017’s cinematic event Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok with this brand-new comic adaptation of the smash hit The Incredible Hulk!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

MARVEL’S THOR: RAGNAROK PRELUDE #2 (of 4)
WILL CORONA PILGRIM (W) • J.L. GILES (A)
HULK VS. ABOMINATION!
GENERAL ROSS’ obsession with the HULK will have dire consequences…including the emergence of a powerful villain that may prove too much for his forces…or the Hulk! It’s a showdown in New York City, and the next step on the road to Ragnarok!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
5/23: Marvel solicits for August.

Thor Ragnarok Prelude #3 and #4.
MARVEL’S THOR: RAGNAROK PRELUDE #3 (of 4) WILL CORONA PILGRIM (W) J.L. GILES (A) THOR RETURNS TO THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE!
As JANE FOSTER tracks a mysterious power on Earth, a great upheaval throughout the realms causes chaos. And with the convergence of the Nine Realms at hand, MALEKITH will make his move! As an ancient threat is unleashed, the mighty THOR will have to turn to the one person he never thought he’d need again: LOKI! Join us as we continue the ramp-up to 2017’s cinematic event Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok with this brand-new comic adaptation of Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
MARVEL’S THOR: RAGNAROK PRELUDE #4 (of 4)
WILL CORONA PILGRIM (W) J.L. GILES (A)
THE BATTLE FOR MIDGARD! THOR and LOKI’s unlikely alliance brings them to the front line of battle…but will their teamwork be enough to hold back MALEKITH’S forces? The fate of the realms is decided here! Don’t miss the conclusion to our four-part prelude leading up to fall’s cinematic release Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Thor Ragnarok Trade Paperback
MARVEL’S THOR: RAGNAROK PRELUDE TPB
Written by WILL CORONA PILGRIM, WALTER SIMONSON & GREG PAK Penciled by J.L. GILES, WALTER SIMONSON, CARLO PAGULAYAN & MARSHALL ROGERS
The stage is set for 2017’s far-out fantasy epic, Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok! Catch up on the incredible events of Thor: The Dark World and learn where major players including Odin, Loki and Thor himself stand ahead of the next blockbuster chapter in Asgardian lore! And revisit the origin of Ragnarok’s other star: the Hulk! As General Ross hunts the fugitive Bruce Banner, it’s only a matter of time before the Hulk will smash! Plus: Classic comic-book tales featuring the two mightiest Avengers of all! Thor enters the underworld to face Hela, and the Hulk does savage battle on an alien world! It’s cinematic action in the Mighty Marvel Manner!
Collecting MARVEL’S THOR: RAGNAROK PRELUDE #1-4, THOR (1966) #361 and INCREDIBLE HULK (2000) #95. 136 PGS. • Rated T …$15.99 • ISBN: 978-0-7851-9460-6
Art of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4
MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.: SEASON FOUR DECLASSIFIED HC SLIPCASE
Written by TROY BENJAMIN
New top-secret details on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Four await in this keepsake volume!

While ex-agent Daisy Johnson tracks down threats to her fellow Inhumans, former S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Phil Coulson is tracking her — and new player Ghost Rider is hot on both their trails. And the intrigue only heats up: With Life-Model Decoys infiltrating S.H.I.E.L.D.’s ranks, who can Coulson trust? The world of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues to evolve, hurtling toward an astonishing Season Four conclusion that will leave our team’s lives barely recognizable.

This incredible new volume showcases never-before-seen photography, production-design details and exclusive behind-the-scenes information and interviews with cast and crew. The events of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s fourth season will rock the characters you know and love to their core. Don’t miss a single detail!
240 PGS. • All Ages …$50.00 • ISBN: 978-1-302-90451-7 • Trim size: landscape
Marvel Cinematic Universe Guidebook: The Good, The Bad, and The Guardians
MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE GUIDEBOOK: THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE GUARDIANS HC Written by MIKE O’SULLIVAN & THE OHOTMU TEAM Cover by STEPHANIE HANS
The official guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe takes you from the world-changing events of 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier — all the way to an ALL-NEW exclusive chapter covering 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2!

Filled with fact sheets, movie-to-comic comparisons, behind-the-scenes art and production stills, this volume’s in-depth character profiles give you the whole story on heroes like Vision, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Black Panther and Mantis; updates on classic Avengers like Captain America and Iron Man; and the lowdown on lowlifes like Hydra, Ronan, Ultron, Crossbones and Dormammu! It’s the ultimate FYI for the MCU!

Collecting GUIDEBOOK TO THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE — MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, MARVEL’S AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, MARVEL’S ANT-MAN, MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, MARVEL’S DOCTOR STRANGE and MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2.
192 PGS. • Rated T+ …$34.99 • ISBN: 978-1-302-90240-7 • Trim size: oversized[/quote[
6/20: September solicits.

Marvel Cinematic Universe Guidebook: It's All Connected
Written by MIKE O’SULLIVAN & THE OHOTMU TEAM Cover by Dave Johnson
Level 7 access granted! Just as the MCU exploded onto TV screens, the Guidebooks expand their coverage to take on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s Agent Carter — including an ALL-NEW exclusive chapter on S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Four! We reveal everything you need to know about the past and present of S.H.I.E.L.D., from the early days of Agent Peggy Carter’s SSR to Agent Phil Coulson’s ragtag team! Featuring fact sheets, comic-book counterparts, behind-the-scenes artwork and production stills, this Guidebook is packed with profiles of all the major players, including Carter; Coulson; Daisy Johnson, a.k.a. Quake, A.K.A. Skye; Melinda May; Leo Fitz; Jemma Simmons; and Grant Ward. Plus: Howard Stark, Edwin Jarvis, Deathlok, Ghost Rider, the Inhumans and more!
Collecting GUIDEBOOK TO THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE — MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. SEASON ONE, TWO, THREE and FOUR; and MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER SEASON ONE and TWO.
120 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
Art of Thor: Ragnarok
Written by Eleni Roussos
Get an exclusive look at the art and designs behind the Mighty Avenger’s newest film in this latest installment of the popular ART OF series of movie tie-in books! A new all-powerful being threatens the destruction of Asgard, but Thor is trapped on the other side of the universe and must race against time to save his civilization. Go behind the scenes with exclusive concept artwork and in-depth analysis from the filmmakers in this keepsake volume, and get insider details about the making of the highly anticipated film!
240 PGS./All Ages …$50.00
7/18: Black Panther Prelude #1 in October

MARVEL’S BLACK PANTHER PRELUDE #1 (of 2)
WILL CORONA PILGRIM (W) ANNAPAOLA MARTELLO (A)

Wakanda. The most technologically advanced nation in the world – and protected by the mighty BLACK PANTHER! Learn how T’CHALLA became the legendary hero of Wakanda in this ALL-NEW, NEVER-BEFORE-TOLD tale set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! See how the mantle was passed to the future king, in a time when super heroes were just emerging in the larger world, before this winter’s BLACK PANTHER film hits theaters!

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
10/17: January 2018 solicits are out.

Avengers: Infinity War Prelude #1 of 2

Will Corona Pilgrim (W) • Tigh Walker (A)

COVER BY RYAN MEINERDING

When a terrorist puts the Avengers at odds, CAPTAIN AMERICA and THE WINTER SOLDIER go rogue to find him – but IRON MAN isn’t far behind. Will the Avengers survive the fallout? Then, find out where Captain America, the Falcon and the Black Widow are headed next – because the world needs heroes, whether it wants them or not. And get a sneak peek at Tony Stark’s brand-new armor! Get ready for MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR in part 1 of this special prelude!

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
MARVEL’S BLACK PANTHER: THE ART OF THE MOVIE HC SLIPCASE

Written by ELENI ROUSSOS

Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, T’Challa returns home to Wakanda to take his place as king. But when two new enemies conspire to destroy the country, the Black Panther must team up with members of the Dora Milaje — Wakanda’s special forces — and CIA agent Everett Ross to protect his home from being dragged into a world war. Go behind the scenes with exclusive concept artwork and in-depth analysis from the filmmakers in this keepsake volume! Continuing its popular Art Of series of movie tie-in books, Marvel presents exclusive concept artwork, behind-the-scenes photographs, production stills and in-depth interviews with the cast and crew. This deluxe volume provides insider details about the making of the first black super hero’s highly anticipated solo film.

240 PGS./All Ages …$50.00 • ISBN: 978-1-302-90904-8 • Trim size: landscape
 

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Once again the prelude #1 will probably Civil War and #2 will be Spiderman Homecoming.
I wonder if they do this because Marvel Studios is now completely separate from Marvel.
 

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Coming in February: (near the bottom)

MARVEL’S AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PRELUDE #2 (OF 2)

Will Corona Pilgrim (W) • Jorge Fornés (A)

COVER BY RYAN MEINERDING

THE THREAT FROM ABOVE!

As a Master of the Mystic Arts, DOCTOR STEPHEN STRANGE has witnessed many unusual things…but none so powerful and potentially Universe-threatening as the existence of the INFINITY STONES! Don’t miss a detail of the galaxy-spanning story featuring IRON MAN, THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA, VISION, SCARLET WITCH and more, and make yourself an Infinity Stone expert before this summer’s blockbuster film!

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
So #2 sounds like an original story.

Also the solicit for the trade
MARVEL’S AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PRELUDE TPB
  • Written by WILL CORONA PILGRIM with JONATHAN HICKMAN & JIM STARLIN
  • Penciled by TIGH WALKER with JIM CHEUNG & RON LIM
  • When a terrorist puts the Avengers at odds, Captain America and the Winter Soldier go rogue to find him — but Iron Man isn’t far behind. Will the Avengers survive the fallout? Then, find out where Captain America, Falcon and Black Widow are headed next — because the world needs heroes, whether it wants them or not. Get a sneak peek at Tony Stark’s brand-new armor! Get ready for 2018’s biggest blockbuster with this special prelude! Plus, with the Avengers distracted, see Thanos seize his opportunity to strike at Earth in the first chapter of Jonathan Hickman’s epic Infinity! Delve into the Mad Titan’s past as he joins himself on a time-bending journey of discovery — one that sets the stage for his next cosmic odyssey!
  • Collecting MARVEL’S AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PRELUDE #1-2, INFINITY #1 and THANOS ANNUAL #1.
  • 136 PGS./Rated T …$15.99 • ISBN: 978-1-302-90943-7
 

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12/19: March 2018 solicitations are released:

MARVEL’S ANT-MAN AND THE WASP PRELUDE #1 (of 2)
  • WILL CORONA PILGRIM (W) • CHRIS ALLEN (A)
  • SCOTT LANG’s life is a bit of a mess. But when he got out of jail (yeah, jail), he swore he’d to turn it all around. Go straight. Show his daughter and ex-wife he’s worthy of being a role model. But when a “last score” lands him in HANK PYM’s size-changing suit, Scott finds himself in a brand-new role: as the ANT-MAN! Hank needs someone with Scott’s skills to stop DARREN CROSS from weaponizing his size-changing technology, and it’s going to take the team of Scott, Hank and HOPE (daughter of the original WASP) to save the day!
  • The adventure doesn’t get any bigger (smaller?!) than this! See Scott’s first mission as the ANT-MAN, and how HOPE VAN DYNE became the WASP in this adaptation of the original hit film before this summer’s feature MARVEL’S ANT-MAN AND THE WASP!
  • 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
THE ROAD TO MARVEL’S AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR — THE ART OF THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE VOL. 2 HC SLIPCASE
  • Written by ELENI ROUSSOS
  • A threat has emerged from the cosmos: Thanos, a ruthless warlord, plans to collect all of the Infinity Stones. Joined by his formidable allies, he will be nearly unstoppable at achieving his goal. The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange and Spider-Man must join forces and fight side-by-side to stop Thanos, while the fate of the Earth and the universe hangs in the balance! Just in time for the highly anticipated event, this keepsake volume celebrates the characters and concepts that will converge in May 2018, collecting art, interviews and photography from films leading up to Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War!
  • 240 PGS./All Ages …$50.00 • ISBN: 978-1-302-91241-3 • Trim size: landscape
1/23: April solicits are out. And count Ant-Man and the Wasp as another Prelude aced out of a new story. Just an adaptation of Ant-Man.

MARVEL’S ANT-MAN AND THE WASP PRELUDE #2 (of 2)

WILL CORONA PILGRIM (W)
CHRIS ALLEN (A)

ANT-MAN GETS BATTLE-TESTED – AND THE WASP TAKES FLIGHT!
ANT-MAN will need to fight an AVENGER – but it’s not what it looks like! DARREN CROSS’ plan comes to fruition, and only HANK PYM and SCOTT LANG can stop him!

Don’t miss the conclusion to this special prelude comic before this summer’s Marvel’s Ant-Man & The Wasp hits theaters!

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
MARVEL’S ANT-MAN AND THE WASP PRELUDE TPB

Written by WILL CORONA PILGRIM with DAVID MICHELINIE, ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA & NICK SPENCER
Penciled by CHRIS ALLEN with GEORGE PEREZ, STEPHANIE HANS & RAMON ROSANAS

Before Scott Lang and Hope Pym take flight in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, see how the heroes teamed up for the first time! Scott Lang has made some mistakes, but his skills as a thief make him indispensable when Hank Pym needs someone to operate the Ant-Man suit in a daring heist to prevent Darren Cross from using the Pym Particle technology for his own nefarious plans! But can Hank’s daughter, Hope, claim the wings of the Wasp? Plus: Revisit the comic-book origin of Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne! See Hank, Jan and Scott team up with the Avengers to take on the deadly Taskmaster! And will Scott return to his former life of crime?

Collecting MARVEL’S ANT-MAN AND THE WASP PRELUDE #1-2, AVENGERS (1963) #195-196, AVENGERS ORIGINS: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP and ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #1.

136 PGS./Rated T …$14.99 • ISBN: 978-1-302-90944-4
2/22: May solicits are just Art of Ant-Man and The Wasp for July 4.
(W) Eleni Roussos
The latest entry in Marvel's ART OF series is no small matter! Scott Lang has gone straight. No, seriously. Until Hope Van Dyne drags him back into a quest to save her mother - one that might put Scott's relationship with his daughter at risk. This collectible volume contains pages of full-color concept art, production designs and behind-the-scenes secrets from the filmmakers. Go behind the scenes of Marvel's next big hit!
All Ages In Shops: Jul 04, 2018
3/20: June solicits have released.

THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE: THE MARVEL COMICS OMNIBUS HC
Written by PETER DAVID, JOE CASEY, CHRISTOS GAGE, WILL CORONA PILGRIM, FRED VAN LENTE, CHRIS YOST, ERIC PEARSON & MORE

Penciled by SEAN CHEN, RON LIM, RAMON ROSANAS, LAN MEDINA, LUKE ROSS, WELLINTON ALVES, AGUSTIN PADILLA, STEVE KURTH, MIGUEL SEPULVEDA, SZYMON KUDRANSKI, LEE FERGUSON, JORGE FORNES, CHRISTOPHER ALLEN, TODD NAUCK, J.L. GILES, ANNAPAOLA MARTELLO & MORE

Celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with this complete compendium of every action-packed adaptation and exclusive comic book prelude! Relive Iron Man’s origin, the founding of the Avengers, the debut of the Guardians of the Galaxy, the superhuman Civil War, the threat of Thanos and much more — and thrill to blockbuster adventures taking place before, between and during the films you love!

Collecting IRON MAN: I AM IRON MAN! #1-2, IRON MAN 2: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., IRON MAN 2: PUBLIC IDENTITY #1-3, IRON MAN 2 ADAPTATION #1-2, THOR ADAPTATION #1-2, CAPTAIN AMERICA: FIRST VENGEANCE #1-4, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER ADAPTATION #1-2, AVENGERS PRELUDE: FURY’S BIG WEEK #1-4, AVENGERS: BLACK WIDOW STRIKES #1-3, AVENGERS ADAPTATION #1-2, IRON MAN 3 PRELUDE #1-2, THOR: THE DARK WORLD PRELUDE #1-2, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER INFINITE COMIC, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY PRELUDE #1-2 and INFINITE COMIC, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON PRELUDE INFINITE COMIC, ANT-MAN PRELUDE #1-2 and INFINITE COMIC, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR PRELUDE #1-4 and INFINITE COMIC, DOCTOR STRANGE PRELUDE #1-2 and INFINITE COMIC, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 PRELUDE #1-2, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING PRELUDE #1-2, THOR: RAGNAROK PRELUDE #1-4, BLACK PANTHER PRELUDE #1-2, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PRELUDE #1-2 and ANT-MAN AND THE WASP PRELUDE #1-2.

1304 PGS./Rated T+ …$125.00

ISBN: 978-1-302-91323-6

Trim size: oversized
MARVEL’S ANT-MAN AND WASP: THE ART OF THE MOVIE HC
MAR180986
$50.00 JULY 2017
MARVEL’S ANT-MAN AND THE WASP PRELUDE TPB
FEB180923
$14.99 JUNE 2018
6/19: September solicits are out.
MARVEL’S AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR — THE ART OF THE MOVIE HC

Written by ELENI ROUSSOS

Continuing their popular Art Of series, Marvel Studios presents its biggest achievement yet: Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War! A threat has emerged from the cosmos: Thanos, a ruthless warlord who plans to collect all six Infinity Stones. Joined by his formidable allies, he will be near unstoppable at achieving his goal. The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange and Spider-Man must join forces and fight side by side to stop Thanos, while the fate of the Earth and the universe lies in the balance! Now, go behind the scenes with this keepsake volume! Filled with exclusive concept art for character, costume and set designs, as well as in-depth interviews with the filmmakers, Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War — The Art of the Movie provides exciting insider details about the making of this blockbuster film!

240 PGS./All Ages …$50.00

ISBN: 978-1-302-90908-6

Trim size: Landscape
7/20: Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years comes out on May 3, 2019 - the same day as the 4th Avengers movie.
Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years is the only book to give fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the evolution of the studio from a film production arm of a comic book company to the studio that has produced an unparalleled interconnected universe of feature films. The First Ten Years is a lavish, two-volume set that includes personal stories from the 22 movies up through and including 2019’s Captain Marvel and untitled Avengers sequel. Featuring 100+ new interviews with key producers, studio heads, and cast members including Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, Chris Pratt, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, and many, many more, Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years will be a tribute to and chronicle of how the Marvel Cinematic Universe was brought to life—and an essential, collectible reference guide for fans.
512-pages, retails for $150, and 250 exclusive illustrations.

8/21: November solicit reveal Captain Marvel Prelude#1 info
WILL CORONA PILGRIM (W) • ANDREA DI VITO (A)
Before CAROL DANVERS takes flight in 2019’s first Marvel Studios film, immerse yourself in this all-new adventure! Spinning out of the mysterious events of Avengers: Infinity War, NICK FURY and MARIA HILL set off on life-or-death missions that lead directly to the appearance of CAPTAIN MARVEL!
32 PGS./ one-shot /Rated T …$3.99
EDIT: Releases on November 14.

9/18: Avengers 4 Prelude #1 of 3 in December solicits. Just an Infinity War adaptation.
MARVEL’S AVENGERS: UNTITLED PRELUDE #1 (of 3)
WILL CORONA PILGRIM (W) • PACO DIAZ (A)

A COSMIC CALAMITY!

From the dawn of the universe came six INFINITY STONES, each in control of an essential aspect of existence: space, reality, power, soul, mind and time. Now, THANOS strives to collect them all to further his mad plan of wiping out half the universe’s population. Standing between him and his goal: the AVENGERS, the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, SPIDER-MAN, and more! But with one Infinity Stone already in Thanos’ possession, will even the combined might of the Marvel Universe be enough to stop him?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
 
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