Marvel has been putting out some pretty cool facsimile editions. Books put out in exact reproductions, ads and all, of classic books. Some interesting choices and some that make total sense like Hulk #181. DC has joined the fray, also with some cool books. Here is a look at the upcoming facsimile edition comics.
Howard the Duck #1 – (June 19, 2019) He’s a refugee from Duckworld, trapped in a world he never made! He’s Howard the…Barbarian?! That’s right – sword in hand, Howard the Duck is storming the castle of Pro-Rata, would-be Chief Accountant of the Universe! Can Howard survive a run-in with Pro-Rata’s Cosmic Calculator, save the imprisoned Beverly Switzler and avoid becoming dragon food? Find out in the astonishing first issue of the solo series that established Howard the Duck as the satirical smash hit of the ’70s! Waugh! It’s one of the all-time-great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting HOWARD THE DUCK (1976) #1.
New Mutants #98 – (July 3, 2019) The dynamic debut of Deadpool! It’s the beginning of the end for the New Mutants as Cable continues his reinvention of the squad into his own paramilitary force! But their numbers are dwindling – and Rictor’s about to be the next member making his exit! Meanwhile, Deadpool makes his entrance – but he’s not looking to join. No, he’s been hired to kill Cable! With swords, guns, a healing factor and an unstoppable mouth, this merc is set to make a big splash! But who is the new mystery woman riding to the rescue? Cable called, she came: Enter Domino! Prepare for high-octane mutant action from the bombastic 1990s! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting NEW MUTANTS (1983) #98.
X-Men #1 – (July 10, 2019) Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduce the mighty mutants to the Marvel Universe! Training to fight for a world that hates and fears them, they are the Uncanny X-Men! Cyclops! Beast! Iceman! Angel! And their newest recruit, Marvel Girl! Professor Charles Xavier brings together these Children of the Atom to teach them to use their mutant powers to protect mankind – and they’re quickly forced into action when Magneto, the Master of Magnetism, strikes! The X-Men are a pop-culture phenomenon, and this is the story that birthed the legend! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting X-MEN (1963) #1.
Giant Sized X-Men #1 – (July 17, 2019) The issue that changed everything for Marvel’s mighty mutants – and introduced the all-new, all-different X-Men! When the original team goes missing in the South Pacific, only Cyclops remains to lead a rescue mission alongside Professor X’s new recruits from across the globe! Colossus, Storm, Nightcrawler, Banshee, Thunderbird, Sunfire and – of course – Wolverine are the X-Men’s second genesis, heading into action against Krakoa…the island that walks like a man! Can these very different personalities work together to save Jean Grey, Iceman, Angel, Havok and Polaris? From the ashes of the past grow the fires of the future as the X-Men are reinvented for an uncanny new era! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1.
X-Men #137 – (July 24, 2019) Jean Grey makes the ultimate sacrifice in the heartbreaking climax of the unforgettable Dark Phoenix Saga! Summoned by the alien Shi’ar to answer for the cosmic crimes of the Phoenix, Jean Grey must stand trial – by combat! The X-Men and the Shi’ar Imperial Guard do battle on the moon to decide Jean’s fate! But can she keep her dark side under control? Or will the Dark Phoenix rise against her friends? One of the greatest love stories in all of comics – Jean Grey and Scott Summers – ends in tragedy in an issue that shocked X-Men fans and sent ripples through the entire comics industry! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting X-MEN (1963) #137.
X-Factor #87 – (August 14, 2019) Get inside the heads of one of the most uncanny mutant teams of all in an acclaimed classic from the stellar creative team of Peter David and Joe Quesada! Havok, Polaris, Quicksilver, Wolfsbane, Multiple Man and Strong Guy – plus X-Factor’s government liaison, Val Cooper – are all under ‘X-amination’ by super hero psychiatrist Doc Samson! And the revelations are hilarious, heartbreaking and character-defining! Learn how frustrating it is for the super-fast Pietro Maximoff to live in a normal-paced world! Discover Guido Carosella’s hidden pain! Explore Alex Summers’ insecurities! And join Rahne Sinclair in confronting her deepest feelings! Plus: More secrets from the psychiatric couch! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting X-FACTOR (1986) #87.
Batman #232 – (August 21, 2019) The story that introduced Ra’s al Ghul is reprinted in the first of DC’s new line of facsimile edition comics. In ‘Daughter of the Demon,’ Ra’s reveals that he knows Batman’s secret identity-and that he needs the Caped Crusader’s help to save his daughter, Talia. It’s a tale that established Ra’s al Ghul as one of Batman’s most cunning and unpredictable foes! Classic Batman tale by Dennis O’Neil, Neal Adams, and Dick Giordano.
House of Secrets #92 – (August 28, 2019) DC’s original Swamp Thing made his unforgettable first appearance in this 1971 mystery comic, now reprinted in this new facsimile edition! Now’s your chance to experience writer Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson’s first take on DC’s most popular monster, along with several other scary tales.