Monday, 4 February 2013

Upcoming Marvel UK appearances in US Comics

A couple of months back I posted information on Death's Head appearing in an upcoming arc of Kieron Gillen's Iron Man. Something to get excited about. However, it seems that this may not actually be Death's Head's next marvel appearance. On Friday Marvel put out some unlettered artwork from the upcoming Avenging Spider-man #17, which brought up something of an interesting surprise...

That certainly looks like Death's Head, to me. Death's Head, losing his... er, head. But clearly having a spare, yes?

In all likelihood I know that's probably little more than a cameo. But yes, I will bill buying purely on the off-chance.

Damn you, Marvel!

Here's the blurb:

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Avenging Spider-Man #17 from the red-hot creative team of Chris Yost & Paco Medina! The Superior Spider-Man is forced to work with the FF as the literal future comes crashing in on them, threating to destroy the Foundation itself and expose Spider-Man’s ultimate secret! Can Spider-Man play nice with the kids of the Future Foundation while keeping the future at bay? Find out this February in Avenging Spider-Man #17!

Yost is a great writer, and I always enjoyed Medina's art on New X-Men. My interest is piqued.

Another Marvel UK appearance also seems to be on the horizon for Captain Britain. Secret Avengers is being rebooted, and he's off that (Given the characterisation, probably for the best), but a couple of people have been bothering Tom Brevoort over at his Formspring page over where Brian Braddock may be turning up next. Prompting the following responses.

So there you have it. Avengers Assemble #14. No images yet, or any real information. But I'll find some and post it when it's out.

I have to admit I stopped picking that book up after Bendis and Bagley's arc featuring The Guardians of the Galaxy. Kelly Sue DeConnick and Stefano Caselli are in charge of this title for Marvel NOW. Clearly I'll have to start picking it up again. :)

That's all for now. 

Take care.



  1. death`s head is in ultimate comics as a weird hydra/death`s head symbol mashup right now. the symbol and group appeared in ultimate comics: ultimates #20

  2. I'll keep an eye out for the Captain Britain appearance in the Avengers Assemble issue or issues? Probably a single issue, but we live in hope of more. Glad to see Remender's Portrayal of Cap hasn't ruined his appeal too much, that he is still in the thoughts of Marvel.

  3. Indeed ElvenBrit. I'm glad that he's not being forgotten. I've always felt Brian to have been a logical addition to The Avengers. A shame it wasn't for the main team, however.

    @uggabugg - Interesting. I have that issue on my stack. Not got to reading it, yet. Will have to cast a look over it today. The Death's Head Squadron of mainstream Marvel (Headed by Von Strucker) we the real Squadron from Nazi Germany. But ultimate HYDRA is as US based terrorist organisation, to date. I'll check it out.

  4. Of course it was a Von Strucker that ended up as Charnel in both Death's Head II and What If...Death's Head I had lived.

  5. As a Death's Head classicist I can only swear by the version of events in the 'What If...', naturally :)

  6. The great thing about Death's Head, and Marvel Timelines often being considered to become seperate alternate universes in their own right, means that while we all saw how Death's Head *became* Death's Head II it's still perfectly plausible for the version for What If...? to co-exist with the other, and (should it wish) stray back into current continuity.

    Over on Comic Book Resources' forum I have often posted my own personal want for a Death's Head series featuring all 3 incarnations. The original and minion version working together, with a damaged Death's Head 3 unit following them around. DH3 would kinda be like their guard dog. ;)

  7. Crisis on Infinite Death's Heads would be amazing. I'd tie it all back into Lupex and Pyra somehow, with a few cheeky nods in the direction of Unicron and the Doctor. And, since this is my wishlist, I'd even throw in the unloved, unmourned likes of Death Wreck and Death Metal...