Marvel Comics just released its full December 2022 solicitation, but now we get a more in-depth look at what Marvel’s future holds thanks to their distributor’s website, Penguin Random House (opens in new tab). The distributor’s public-facing retailer site has a gallery of covers for already announced titles slated for release in January 2023.
Several covers have already been previewed, including the recently announced Avengers: War Across Time original cover that celebrates 60 years of the Avengers in 2023 and marks the Marvel Comics debut of longtime DC writer/editor Paul Levitz with veteran Avengers artist Alan. Davis.
Midnight Suns #5 also features the cover, featuring a redesign of Agatha Harkness’ previously published youth from a story that began in Midnight Suns #2. Interestingly, the cover of Midnight Sons #5 appears to place Agatha alongside modern members of the supernatural team, potentially hinting that her younger self may crossover into the present day. With its own streaming series starring Kathryn Hahn in the title role on the way isn’t a far-fetched idea.
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In terms of what we haven’t seen before, there are dozens of covers for almost all of Marvel’s regular lines, including a particularly cool tribute cover for Savage Avengers #9 that harkens back to the now iconic cover of Uncanny X-Men #. 141, the beginning of the story ‘Days of Future Past’. Considering the Savage Avengers find themselves in the futuristic world of 2099, the time travel theme is spot-on.
This is one of several tribute variant covers.
There are post-AXE covers for the X-Men and Avengers lines, as the X-Men line prepares for the ‘Sins of Sinister’ storyline and the Avengers move into ‘Avengers Assemble’, the final story title from longtime writer Jason Aaron. Plus a first look at the cover of the Murderworld: Wolverine special, and possible hints at upcoming storylines, like the Punisher meeting Daredevil, the Gold Goblin facing the Goblin Queen, and more.
So here’s a gallery of 64 new January 2023 covers – though you’ll have to wait until October for the actual Marvel Comics January 2023 solicitation:
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