“Long before Super Heroes patrolled the skies, mammoth monsters roamed the Marvel Universe – leaving wanton destruction in their wake.” Behold the prelude to Monsters Unleashed.
A prelude to Monsters Unleashed
Marvel Comics’ beasts of old are making a big time comeback this January. The Monsters Unleashed event will see creatures that haven’t seen the printed page since the golden age of Marvel’s books re-emerge. And you better believe they’ll be in a foul mood. Of course, that’s not all, as characters like Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur will also have a part to play. And any day that Devil Dinosaur sees action is a good one, I think we can all agree on that.
In preparation for the event, Marvel will be publishing a new graphic novel to get fans up to speed on what’s coming. And Monsters Unleashed Prelude is gonna go waaaaaaay back. And by that, I mean 1950’s-era Marvel stuff is in here. It digs into the past of Marvel’s big monsters and fills in the blanks that you should know. Also kind of interesting is the selection of stories. Maybe just a bit telling as to what will be plaguing the Marvel U.
In the book, you’ll find:
- Fearless Defenders #8
- Marvel Zombies (2015) #1
- Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #1
- Totally Awesome Hulk #2-3
- (material from) Strange Tales (1951) #73 & #90,
- Tales To Astonish (1959) #11-13, #15, #17, #19 & #23
- Tales Of Suspense #15, #17, #19 And #22.
Quite the spread huh? It’s also worth noting that there’s material here penned and penciled by true luminaries. Do the names Stan Lee and Jack Kirby mean anything to you? Yep, they’re in the book right alongside the likes of Cullen Bunn, Greg Pak, Natacha Bustos, Frank Cho, and others.
Clocking in at a monster (sorry) 234 pages, Monsters Unleashed Prelude will sport a brand new cover by Greg Land. Expect it on the shelves this January the 4th. What better way to start the year off than with a bunch of monsters?