May 2021 Marvel Comics Solicits

Check out these Marvel Comics titles and so much more. If you’re interested in X-MEN specific titles coming out in May, click HERE for the article. If you’re interested in SPIDER-MAN specific titles coming out in May, click HERE for the article. If you’re interested in the Heroes Reborn Titles hitting shelves in May, click HERE! Moreover, to snag any of these comics, trades, or volumes through Amazon, simply click on the name of the highlighted/underlined series below. Enjoy and God Bless!

REPTIL #1 (of 4)

TERRY BLAS [W] • ENID BALÁM (A) • Cover by PACO MEDINA

Variant Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO

VARIANT COVER BY ERNANDA SOUZA

REPTIL ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION!

In the wake of Kamala’s Law and his Grandfather’s worsening health, Humberto Lopez, A.K.A. Reptil, has taken a step back from crime-fighting to refocus on his family. Perhaps its a sign that he should give up on becoming a hero and finally come to terms with his parents’ mysterious disappearance…or perhaps not! When a mysterious figure ambushes Humberto, what unravels will shake the core of everything Humberto thought he knew about his past and will either change the course of his future—or end it forever! Don’t miss out on this breakout series from rising stars Terry Blas (HOTEL DARE, DEAD WEIGHT: MURDER AT CAMP BLOOM) and Enid Balám (OMNI)!

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

 

SHANG-CHI #1

GENE LUEN YANG [W] • DIKE RUAN (A) • Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

Variant Cover by SUPERLOG

Variant Cover by JUNGGEUN YOON

Variant Cover by BENJAMIN SU

Variant Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL

VARIANT COVER BY MICHAEL CHO

SHANG-CHI VS. THE MARVEL UNIVERSE!

Shang-Chi and his family are back! And this time, they’re colliding head-to-head with the Marvel Universe’s biggest heroes! Shang-Chi has finally taken his place as the leader of the Five Weapons Society. But using an evil secret organization as a force for good won’t be easy. And it’s about to get a lot harder when Shang-Chi’s fellow super heroes, like the Amazing Spider-Man, start to see him as the bad guy! Gene Luen Yang and Dike Ruan return to bring you the next chapter of this Marvel legend!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

THANOS QUEST: MARVEL TALES #1

Written by JIM STARLIN

Penciled by RON LIM

Cover by JOSHUA “SWAY” SWABY • VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY JOSHUA “SWAY” SWABY

Thanos undertakes his most epic quest as we celebrate the legacy of the House of Ideas with MARVEL TALES! This anthology series shines a spotlight on fan-favorite characters, features timeless stories, and highlights some of Marvel’s most impressive talent from the past eight decades. In THANOS QUEST (1990) #1-2, a star-spanning tale from the stellar team of Jim Starlin and Ron Lim, the Mad Titan returns — scouring the cosmos and battling the Elders of the Universe for the six all-powerful Infinity Gems! See how Thanos gains mastery of Mind, Power, Reality, Soul, Space, and Time…setting the stage for the tyrant to devastate the Marvel Universe with the Infinity Gauntlet! If you’re a fan of cosmic action, then this evergreen classic is a must-have!

112 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ …$7.99

 

FANTASTIC FOUR: LIFE STORY #1 (OF 6)

MARK RUSSELL [W] • SEAN IZAAKSE (A)

Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA

Variant Cover by Marcos Martin

Variant Cover by Paolo Rivera

Variant Cover by Brett Booth

In the tradition of SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY, and in celebration of the FF’s 60th Anniversary, comes this series setting the lives of the fabulous foursome in real time across the years!

Amid the backdrop of the Cold War and the Space Race, a terrible accident gives the Fantastic Four great powers, a terrible secret, and entangles them in the history of their planet.

40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$4.99

 

FANTASTIC FOUR #32

DAN SLOTT [W] • R.B. SILVA (A) • Cover by MARK BROOKS

VARIANT COVER BY RON LIM

VARIANT COVER BY PEACH MOMOKO

HIDDEN GEM VARIANT COVER BY JACK KIRBY

VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG

PREDATOR VARIANT COVER BY SUPERLOG

VARIANT COVER BY TBA

THE BRIDE OF DOOM!

Part 1: “Betrothal”

The HUMAN TORCH’s love life is changed forever when he must choose between his soulmate and his ex-wife…

And is Johnny Storm’s first heartbreak, CRYSTAL, back in the book?! This is all too much! Fortunately, there is also a lot of punching, hitting and clobbering going on! All this and an ominous decree by DOCTOR DOOM! PLUS: A second tale in which Reed Richards duels Doctor Doom for the strangest prize imaginable!

40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99

 

THE MIGHTY VALKYRIES #2 (of 5)

JASON AARON & TORUNN GRØNBEKK [W] • MATTIA DE IULIS (A/C)

Variant Cover by PEACH MOMOKO

VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY PEACH MOMOKO

PREDATOR VARIANT COVER BY JUNGGEUN YOON

THE MYSTERY OF THE NEWEST VALKYRIE UNFOLDS!

The biggest new addition to the Marvel Universe finally fulfills a promise years in the making! On the planet of Perdita lives an ancient power — imprisoned. Leashed. Valkyrie goes to free it — and herself. And she must work quickly, for back on Midgard, Jane Foster has fallen into the sights of Kraven the Hunter! The killer stalks a beast from another plane, one whom Loki claims threatens the lives of every mortal. But there is more to this creature than meets the eye. Can the gaze of a Valkyrie reveal the secrets behind the wolf and his unearthly origin?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

THOR & LOKI: DOUBLE TROUBLE #3 (of 4)

MARIKO TAMAKI [W] • GURIHIRU (A/C)

Thor and Loki are transported to an alternate universe where they run into the Goddess of Thunder: JANE FOSTER! Can she help these misbehaving brothers find their way home?

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

 

BETA RAY BILL #3 (OF 5)

DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON [W]

DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON (A/C)

Variant Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO

BILL MARCHES INTO THE HEART

OF DARKNESS!

Beta Ray Bill takes a bloody path to find his glory — and the perfect weapon to forge it with! And he’s even got a few friends to brave the battle alongside him. But the journey is one even Odin would call treacherous…and not all of Bill’s friends will survive. At least not in the form you know. Daniel Warren Johnson and colorist Mike Spicer will break Bill’s heart — and yours!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

ALIEN #3

PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON [W] • SALVADOR LARROCA  (A)

Cover by INHYUK LEE

Variant Cover by PHILIP TAN

VARIANT COVER BY ADAM KUBERT

DANGER ON ALL SIDES!

• Epsilon Station is overrun with danger, not all of it from Xenomorphs!

• Cruz holds mission information back from his soldiers, but he’s not the only one with secrets.

• We are not who we say we are.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

© 2021 20th Century Studios.

 

BLACK KNIGHT: CURSE OF THE EBONY BLADE #3 (OF 5)

SI SPURRIER [W] • SERGIO DÁVILA (A) • Cover by IBAN COELLO

Variant Cover by SERGIO DÁVILA

Legend of the Black Knight Variant Cover by STEPHANIE HANS

THE MIGHTY THOR VS. THE BLACK KNIGHT!

• Dane Whitman wields the magical Ebony Blade as the BLACK KNIGHT!

• He needs ELSA BLOODSTONE’s help if he’s going to stop an enemy’s murderous hunt for the EBONY ARTIFACTS.

• But the EBONY CHALICE lies beyond this world in a wasteland of dangerous fantasies and predatory magic.

• Their battle in the present will reveal dangerous secrets of the past as THE MIGHTY THOR duels the first Black Knight at Camelot!

• The Chalice’s power, like the Ebony Blade’s, comes at a terrible cost…is Dane willing to pay it?!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

IRON FIST: HEART OF THE DRAGON #5 (OF 6)

LARRY HAMA [W] • DAVE WACHTER (A)  

Cover by BILLY TAN

Variant Cover by EDUARD PETROVICH

TERROR TAKES FORM!

• The Hierophant of the Eighth City rises!!!

• The dragons have fallen. What remains?

• Heaven itself is under siege! And only an Iron Fist can defend it!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

AMERICA CHAVEZ: MADE IN THE USA #3 (of 5)

KALINDA VAZQUEZ [W] • CARLOS GÓMEZ (A) • Cover by SARA PICHELLI

VARIANT COVER BY BETSY COLA

WHERE’D YOU GO, AMERICA?

The face of America’s mysterious tormentor is revealed — and while whom America sees is shocking, to say the least, it’s what they say that will shake the foundations of everything she knows. And then? It’s just a matter of whether or not to believe them…

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #14

AL EWING [W] • JUAN FRIGERI (A) • Cover by BRETT BOOTH

Variant cover by Rian Gonzales

PREDATOR VARIANT COVER BY CHRIS SPROUSE

A WHOLE GALAXY OF TROUBLE!

• As half the team defends the Kree/Skrull Throneworld against a deadlier threat than they’ve ever faced before…

•…the other half investigates a terrifying sacrificial cult on a mysterious planet…with the power to plunge the universe into war.

• Plus: A new space hero…joins…the team…

•…No way.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

BLACK WIDOW #7

KELLY THOMPSON [W] • ELENA CASAGRANDE (A) • Cover by ADAM HUGHES

Variant Cover by NABETSE ZITRO

PREDATOR VARIANT COVER BY MIRKA ANDOLFO

A NEW STORY ARC, A NEW MISSION!

With a new suit, a new base of operations, new allies and a new perspective, Natasha sets her sights on a mysterious emerging villain in San Francisco known only as Apogee. But Natasha might not be as ahead of the game as she thought, and not everyone in her orbit is exactly what they seem. San Francisco desperately needs the Black Widow…it just doesn’t quite know it yet.  .

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

DAREDEVIL #30

CHIP ZDARSKY [W] • MARCO CHECCHETTO (A/C)

PREDATOR VARIANT COVER BY BILL SIENKIEWICZ

“DOING TIME” CONTINUES!  

• As Elektra gets her bearings in Hell’s Kitchen, Matt Murdock finds an unlikely ally in prison.

• Meanwhile, Wilson Fisk gets the phone call you’ve been waiting for.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

IMMORTAL HULK #46

AL EWING [W] • JOE BENNETT (A) • Cover by ALEX ROSS

homage variant by JOE BENNETT

PREDATOR VARIANT COVER BY DALE KEOWN

• We thought they were dead. We thought they’d been banished, controlled, made harmless. We were wrong.

• The gamma monsters are coming back — converging, one by one, on New York City. And who can stop them now?

• Who can save us…from the IMMORTAL HULK?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

IMMORTAL HULK: TIME OF MONSTERS #1

AL EWING, ALEX PAKNADEL AND DAVID VAUGHAN [W] • Juan Ferreyra & more (A)

Cover by JUAN FERREYRA

DEADPOOL 30TH VARIANT COVER BY ROB LIEFELD

AL EWING AND ALEX PAKNADEL INTRODUCE THE ORIGINAL HULK!

• Ten thousand years ago, something green and glowing comes to poison the ancient ground of the Fertile Crescent — and the hearts of its people.

• One boy is left to bear the consequences — and, for the first time…to open THE GREEN DOOR.

• Plus: Bruce Banner faces a challenge unlike any he’s seen before as writer David Vaughan makes his Marvel debut!

40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ …$4.99

 

MAESTRO: WAR AND PAX #5 (OF 5)

PETER DAVID [W] • JAVIER PINA (A) • Cover by DALE KEOWN

Variant Cover by JOSHUA CASSARA

DOOM.

The Maestro thought he knew his enemy. He thought he was facing a band of gods. The truth…is so much worse.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

THE UNION #5 (of 5)

PAUL GRIST [W] • ANDREA DI VITO (A/C)

Variant Cover by LEE GARBETT

THE DRAMATIC FINALE!

• Doc Croc has defeated Union Jack and the team!

• But can this truly be the end of the line for our new heroes?

• Or can they receive one last push to pull it together?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

STRANGE ACADEMY #10

SKOTTIE YOUNG [W] • HUMBERTO RAMOS (A/C)

Character Variant by ARTHUR ADAMS

PREDATOR VARIANT COVER BY RON LIM

• FIELD TRIP! The students of Strange Academy are off on their first field trip. Hope everyone got their permission slips in!

• They’re off to Alvi & Iric’s home– ASGARD– where you’ll something truly shocking about these twins!

• Emily hasn’t fully recovered from the events of #6… will she find something in Asgard to help her heal?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

CHAMPIONS #7

DANNY LORE [W] • LUCIANO VECCHIO (A)

Cover by TONI INFANTE

PREDATOR VARIANT COVER BY TBA

CHANGE THE WORLD!

THE KAMALA CON!

The Champions are playing dirty to beat Roxxon at their own game — including implanting two of their own as interns to take down the corporation from within. But in order to earn the trust of their cutthroat Roxxon supervisors, they’ll have to deliver an unwilling spokesperson: Kamala Khan.

Will Ms. Marvel agree to become the face of a company and a law that she hates, or is it too high a price to pay for victory?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

RUNAWAYS #36  

RAINBOW ROWELL [W] • ANDRES GENOLET (A)

Cover by KRIS ANKA

“Come Away With Me” Part 5!

• THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN TELL YOU ABOUT THIS ISSUE THAT WOULDN’T SPOIL WHAT IS POSSIBLY THE BEST COMIC OF 2021! WE CAN’T EVEN SHOW YOU THE COVER!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #21

JIM ZUB [W] • CORY SMITH (A) • Cover by GEOFF SHAW

VARIANT COVER BY Marco Mastrazzo

THE DEADLY SECRET OF HENG THE INSURGENT!

• CONAN must fight for his life against the Bandit King’s deadly power!

• But will Conan have what it takes…even if it costs his very soul?

• The barbarian’s surprising saga in the LAND OF THE LOTUS takes a startling turn!

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

© 2021 Conan Properties International LLC

 

THE TRIALS OF ULTRAMAN #3 (OF 5)

KYLE HIGGINS & MAT GROOM [W] • FRANCESCO MANNA (A)

Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS

KAIJU VARIANT COVER BY Arthur ADAMS

PHOTO VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE

It turns out that the forces aligned against the USP and Ultraman are far more widespread—and more organized!—than our heroes had ever suspected. If they’re going to survive, they’ll need a new ally of their own…and the man they’re looking at just so happens to be one of the most powerful and influential people in the world.

But what’s his history with the USP, and why does he seem to have his own hidden agenda?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

© TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS

 

THE MARVELS #2

KURT BUSIEK [W] •  YILDIRAY CINAR (A) • Cover by ALEX ROSS

Variant Cover by DAN PANOSIAN

The Black Cat. Aero. The Punisher. Melinda May. The Terrible Tinkerer. And more!

An explosive aftermath in New York, a crisis in Siancong and cosmic machinations affecting it all as Marvel’s most wide-ranging thriller continues, from Kurt Busiek (MARVELS) and Yildiray Cinar (X-MEN). Plus: Get to know Kevin Schumer, an ordinary guy with some big secrets…and the mysterious Threadneedle, as well. You’ll never guess where things go next.

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC #5

CAVAN SCOTT [W] • ARIO ANINDITO (A) • Cover by PHIL NOTO

VARIANT COVER BY BERNARD CHANG

ATTACK OF THE HUTTS!

• The HIGH REPUBLIC JEDI clash with HUTT forces. GAMORREANS! NIKTO! BATTLE RANCORS!

• STARLIGHT BEACON over-run by a creeping alien horror! Can VERNESTRA RWOH and her Padawan IMRI CANTAROS find a way to save Starlight’s infected masses?

• Plus, KEEVE TRENNIS learns the terrible secret MASTER SSKEER has been carrying for so long. Can she ever trust him again?

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd.

 

STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS ALPHA #1

Charles Soule [W] • STEVE McNIVEN (A/C)

BOBA FETT BLACK ARMOR VARIANT COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN

CRIMSON VARIANT COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN

VARIANT COVER BY LEINIL FRANCIS YU

ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN  TYLER CHRISTOPHER

THE STAR WARS COMIC EVENT YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR!

• The notorious bounty hunter BOBA FETT has finally landed his greatest prize – HAN SOLO, frozen in carbonite for easy transport.

• Fett will bring the smuggler to TATOOINE to collect the massive bounty placed on Solo’s head by the fearsome crime lord JABBA THE HUTT.

• Sounds easy. What could go wrong?

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd.

 

STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS – DIRECTOR’S CUT #1

Charles Soule [W] • STEVE McNIVEN (A/C)

SKETCH VARIANT COVER BY STEVE McNIVEN

THIS YEAR’S BLOCKBUSTER STAR WARS COMIC EVENT IN DIRECTOR’S CUT FORM!    

• BOBA FETT will stop at nothing to get the job done. Transporting his latest, greatest bounty—HAN SOLO—should be an easy payday. But there’s just one problem. A BIG one. And someone is going to pay for it…

• Experience Charles Soul’se epic, space-shattering story in Director’s Cut format, complete with Steve McNiven’s mind-blowing black and white art and more incredible bonus features!

48 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$5.99

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd.

 

STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS #12

ETHAN SACKS [W] • PAOLO VILLANELLI (A)

Cover by MATTIA DE IULIS

CRIMSON VARIANT COVER BY MATTIA DE IULIS

EMPIRE STRIKES BACK  VARIANT COVER BY CHRIS SPROUSE

PRELUDE TO  WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS: “THE THREAT IN THE SHADOWS”  

• As VALANCE and his reluctant partner DENGAR race to intercept BOBA FETT and his precious cargo, who are the deadly pursuers that are after them?

• A dark secret from Valance’s past connection to HAN SOLO may get him killed all these years later.

• But who is the mysterious leader of an assassination squad that is driving Valance into a life-and-death confrontation with his old friend?

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd.

 

STAR WARS #13

CHARLES SOULE [W] • RAMON ROSANAS (A)

Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN

CRIMSON VARIANT COVER BY CARLO PAGULAYAN

EMPIRE STRIKES BACK  VARIANT COVER BY CHRIS SPROUSE

ARTIST VARIANT COVER BY TERRY DODSON

ACTION FIGURE VARIANT BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

PRELUDE TO WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS: “THE HUNT FOR HAN”  

• CHEWBACCA has heard from an old friend with intelligence on the location of notorious bounty hunter BOBA FETT, known to be in possession of HAN SOLO.

• Along with LUKE SKYWALKER, the loyal Wookiee sets off in search of his lost friend, on an adventure to Nar Shadaa… the SMUGGLER’S MOON!

• But will this mission prevent plucky astromech droid ARTOO DETOO from passing along a crucial message to Luke, one that will affect the fate of the entire Jedi Order…?

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd.

 

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #12

GREG PAK [W] • GUIU VILANOVA (A)

Cover by AARON KUDER

CRIMSON VARIANT COVER BY AARON KUDER

EMPIRE STRIKES BACK  VARIANT COVER BY CHRIS SPROUSE

PRELUDE TO WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS: “RESTORATION”

• Returned to the fold after his rebellion against the EMPEROR, DARTH VADER faces the horrors of reconstruction in the secret laboratories of CORUSCANT.

• As he blacks out under the knife, does he still dream of revenge against his master? Or do his thoughts drift towards his son – and the friends who make LUKE SKYWALKER so vulnerable?

• Don’t miss this next critical new chapter in Vader’s ongoing evolution – featuring the revelation of the first time the Dark Lord learned the name HAN SOLO!

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd.

 

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #10

ALYSSA WONG [W] • RAY-ANTHONY HEIGHT (A)

Cover by SWAY

CRIMSON VARIANT COVER BY SWAY

VARIANT COVER BY RAY-ANTHONY HEIGHT

PRELUDE TO WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS: “THE INVITATION”

• DOCTOR APHRA and SANA STARROS find themselves cornered by VUKORAH and the UNBROKEN CLAN!

• Can they pull off a daring escape–even if that means surrendering the NIHIL HYPERDRIVE?

• And what sets them on a collision course with one of the most deadly BOUNTY HUNTERS in the galaxy?

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd.

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