Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel #1: Marvel’s main “Star Wars” book and the “Dr. Aphra” spinoff title collide in a new story written by Aphra co-creator Kieron Gillen (“Star Wars: Darth Vader”) and drawn by Marco Checchetto.
2 Star Wars comics collide in 'The Screaming Citadel,' out May 10
The following is solicit text from Marvel:
Two of the biggest comics in the industry collide as Star Wars and Star Wars: Doctor Aphra cross over for the first time! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside STAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL #1 – the first chapter in a blockbuster five-part story kicking off May 10! Writers Jason Aaron (Star Wars, The Mighty Thor) and Kieron Gillen (Star Wars: Darth Vader, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra) join forces once again to combine their two hit series for an epic crossover.
“We’re so excited for The Screaming Citadel because it brings a whole new tone and feel to the Star Wars characters we know and love,” says series Editor Jordan D. White. “The titular citadel is our version of the dark and mysterious castle on the hill, and our cast of rebels and rogues are the adventurers who face a stormy night exploring the darkness. Kieron and Jason write these characters so vibrantly, it’s awesome to see them thrown into a new situation like this…get ready for a good one!”
Rebel pilot and rogue archaeologist wander side-by-side into the darkest corners of the galaxy as Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams with Doctor Aphra! The good doctor has an offer for this flyboy farm boy – help her, and she’ll provide him with information crucial on his quest to become a Jedi. With an offer he can’t refuse on the table, this unlikely duo finds themselves deep in the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel! Can Luke find what he’s looking for? Can Aphra be trusted? Or will the Citadel’s queen and the dark forces lurking within make their journey a one-way trip?
Kicking off in this oversized one-shot, Kieron Gillen & Marco Checchetto kick this epic story off in grand style. Then, the adventure continues later that month in the pages of Star Wars and Star Wars: Doctor Aphra! Don’t miss the thrilling kickoff in STAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL #1 – available May 10!
Rocket #1: The Guardians of the Galaxy’s furriest member returns to a life of crime in a new solo series written by Al Ewing (“U.S.Avengers”) and drawn by Adam Gorham
Bug! The Adventures of Forager #1: From the pages of Jack Kirby’s New Gods comes a new DC series from Gerard Way’s Young Animal imprint, written, drawn and colored by not one, not two but three members of the Allred family: Lee, Michael and Laura, whose collective credits include “Silver Surfer,” “Batman ‘66” and “Lady Killer.”
Preview art of Marvel's 'Secret Warriors' #1, out May 10
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Captain America has been revealed as an agent of Hydra, and he’s coming for the Inhumans – but not if they have anything to say about it! Be there as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Daisy Johnson, a.k.a Quake, assembles a team of the brightest and the toughest Inhumans to combat the Secret Empire in the all-new SECRET WARRIORS #1! Launching on May 10, creators Matthew Rosenberg (Kingpin, 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank) and Javier Garron (Inhumans Vs. X-Men, Death of X) unite an underground team of Inhumans to fight the tyranny of Hydra! Quake, Ms. Marvel, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Karnak and Inferno are all that stands in Hydra’s way. They may be in way over their heads, but nothing’s going to stop them from getting the job done! Don’t miss the next (and final?) generation of Inhumans as they take the world by storm in the can’t-miss SECRET WARRIORS.
Regression #1: When Adrian undergoes past-life regression hypnotherapy in an attempt to treat waking nightmares, something follows him back. Cullen Bunn (“Harrow County”) writes and Danny Luckert draws this new tale of supernatural terror for Image Comics.
Misfit City #1: Wilder’s hometown is a stand-in for the town from “Goonies,” if nothing else interesting had happened there for 30 years after. Until Wilder and her friends happen upon a centuries-old pirate treasure map. Enjoy this all-ages BOOM series from Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten and Naomi Franquiz.
Preview art of BOOM's Misfit City, out Wednesday
The following is solicit text from BOOM Studios:
Nothing’s happened in Wilder’s hometown since they filmed that cult kids’ adventure movie there in the 80s...but that’s ancient history.
Until one day, she and her friends come upon a centuries-old pirate map drawn by someone named Black Mary...and find out there might be some REAL adventure in their tiny town after all!
Writers: Kiwi Smith and Kurt Lustgarten
Artist: Naomi Franquiz
Eternal Warrior Awakening #1: Enjoy a classic, pre-civilization tale from the life of Gilad Anni-Padda, the Eternal Warrior, in a new Valiant one-shot written by Robert Venditti (“Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps”) and drawn by Renato Guedes.
Preview art of Valiant's 'Eternal Warrior: Awakening,' out Wednesday
The following is solicit text from Valiant:
On the brink of carving out victory in the most violent battle of his life, Gilad Anni-Padda suffers a devastating injury. He awakens weeks later in a strange land, nursed back to health but with no memory of his past. A tribe has shown him compassion in an age of cruelty, and he will return their gift in kind. Now the real violence will begin…
New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps.) and acclaimed artist Renato Guedes (BLOODSHOT REBORN) lead a celebration of the Eternal Warrior’s 25th anniversary here with the second of four standalone specials honoring the most famous Valiant tales ever told.