August Previews 2021 - Marvel Spotlight Books

Previews gives us a glimpse of what’s to come. Here’s the spotlight new books (and some trade/hardcovers/omnibuses) coming out of August Previews for Marvel…

Just like last month, let’s just go ahead and get all those Star Wars War of the Bounty Hunters and Tie-Ins out of the way since these are all musts for the most part.

And now the remaining Star Wars books but not related to WOBH story line.

Star Wars High Republic #10
Star Wars High Republic #10 (Jeanty Variant)

Star Wars High Republic Trail Shadows #1 (of 5)
Star Wars High Republic Trail Shadows #1 (of 5) (Anindito Variant)

JEDI KNIGHT AND PRIVATE EYE TEAM UP TO UNCOVER A MYSTERY THAT WILL CHANGE THE HIGH REPUBLIC FOREVER! A Jedi Master is dead. Another is in a state of complete shock. It’s a murder the likes of which the Jedi Order has never seen before. There are no leads. There are no suspects. There is no motive. But Jedi Investigator EMERICK CAPHTOR must solve the case before it’s too late. The fate of the Jedi, the Hutts, the Nihil and everyone in the galaxy, hangs by this tangled thread of lies and deceit. Emerick will need to dive into the darkness, testing himself and his Jedi ideals like never before. He’ll need help. Luckily, Private Eye SIAN HOLT lives in the dark. Together, they’ll follow this trail of shadows wherever it leads. If they can work together, that is.

Black Widow #12
Black Widow #12 (Jusko Marvel Masterpieces Variant)

THE BLACK WIDOW FEARS NO MAN… BUT HIM! Thanks to intel from an unexpected source, Black Widow and her team have stumbled into some high-society crime nonsense, which requires formal wear to investigate. Everyone will be looking their best as they deal with the worst. But when a haunting figure from Natasha’s past re-emerges… the game has officially been changed.

Black Panther Legends #1 (of 4)
Black Panther Legends #1 (of 4) (Stelfreeze Variant)
Black Panther Legends #1 (of 4) (Artist B Variant)

Dive into the legend of the Black Panther in this new origin story by acclaimed author Tochi Onyebuchi and New York Times-bestselling illustrator Setor Fiadzigbey, perfect for middle grade readers! T’Challa and Hunter are brothers growing up in the idyllic royal palace of Wakanda. Theirs goes beyond the usual sibling rivalry, though - Hunter, although older, is adopted, and T’Challa is the true heir to the throne. Both brothers wrestle with fairness and the future, readying themselves for responsibility, when tragedy strikes and takes the choice from them. This new series, ideal for young fans and loyal readers alike, will explore the moments that make T’Challa who he is, from his adventurous upbringing to his walkabout as a teen where he meets the enchanting Ororo Munroe before she becomes the legendary Storm, to when he first invites the Fantastic Four into Wakanda! Son, Brother, Warrior, King - as each chapter unfolds, new pieces of T’Challa’s character will be revealed and the Black Panther will emerge.

Death of Doctor Strange #2 (of 5)
Death of Doctor Strange #2 (of 5) (Nauck Headshot Variant)
Death of Doctor Strange #2 (of 5) (Silva Stormbreakers Variant)
Death of Doctor Strange #2 (of 5) (Marvel Masterpieces Variant)

REST IN PEACE STEPHEN STRANGE! With the Sorcerer Supreme gone, so too are Earth’s magical defenses! Now the rest of Earth’s heroes have their hands full with multiple invasions from other dimensions. Some are familiar…but some are new… and frightening! Meet the Three Mothers!

The Three Mothers? First appearance? This can likely be a great read if the story is good. We all know Doctor Strange won’t be dead for long.

Strange Academy Presents Death Doctor Strange #1

With Al Ewing taking over along with Ram V helping out with writing duties, this next volume of Venom might actually be good.

Venom #1
Venom #1 (Black Blank Variant)
Venom #1 (Dellotto Variant)
Venom #1 (Torque Variant)
Venom #1 (Inhyuk Lee Variant)
Venom #1 (Romita Jr Variant)
Venom #1 (Nauck Headshot Variant)
Venom #1 (Momoko Variant)

It all ends here for the Immortal Hulk. So many covers. Go with the Alex Ross regular if you can’t decide which you like or want most.

Immortal Hulk #50
Immortal Hulk #50 (Greene Variant)
Immortal Hulk #50 (Mr Garcin Variant)
Immortal Hulk #50 (Pacheco Variant)
Immortal Hulk #50 (Foreshadow Variant)
Immortal Hulk #50 (Ron Lim Variant)
Immortal Hulk #50 (Jusko Marvel Masterpieces Variant)
Immortal Hulk #50 (Inhyuk Lee Variant)
Immortal Hulk #50 (Artist G Variant)
Immortal Hulk #50 (Bennett Homage Variant)
Immortal Hulk #50 (Bartel Variant)
Immortal Hulk #50 (Frank Variant)

A must for any Moon Knight fan and if you aren’t, this series is likely a good jumping on the bandwagon point as well. These McNiven regular covers should entice those who aren’t onboard to give it a go.

Moon Knight #4
Moon Knight #4 (Cassara Stormbreakers Variant)

Dark Ages by Tom Taylor is a new title I’m looking forward to. Previews gives us Dark Ages #2 (of 6).

Dark Ages #2 (of 6) (Hetrick Variant)

It has been years since the age of technology ended in a single moment, like a switch had been flicked to off for an entire planet. Now Earth’s heroes attempt to bring humanity together in the darkness. X-Men and Avengers, vigilantes and villains all work together to create something better. But something darker than the night is descending on the world. Our post-apocalyptic world is about to face Apocalypse.

Kang the Conqueror #3 (of 5)
Kang the Conqueror #3 (of 5) (Ron Lim Variant)

I’m loving these Alien covers.

Alien #8
Alien #8 (Shavrin Variant)

These covers are already classic for Amazing Fantasy. Kaare Andrews is knocking these out of the ball park.

Amazing Fantasy #4 (of 5)
Amazing Fantasy #4 (of 5) (Andrews Variant)

Amazing Spider-Man gets a new team starting with the big old issue #75. Lots of variants. Maybe things will start to get interesting again since I thought Spencer’s run was just kind of meh for the most part.

Amazing Spider-Man #75
Amazing Spider-Man #75 (Gleason Webhead Variant)
Amazing Spider-Man #75 (Ron Lim Variant)
Amazing Spider-Man #75 (Young Variant)
Amazing Spider-Man #75 (Inhyuk Lee Variant)
Amazing Spider-Man #75 (Ogle Variant)
Amazing Spider-Man #75 (Jusko Marvel Masterpieces Variant)
Amazing Spider-Man #75 (Coello Stormbreakers Variant)

Most of the covers have not been released yet on Previews. Maybe they contain spoilers.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is back to thrice-monthly because this story is pure jet fuel. Ben Reilly has returned to NYC and has fully taken back the mantle of Spider-Man, but what does this mean for Peter Parker? The greatest team of web-writers has come together with the most epic arachnid-artists ever assembled to bring you a Spider-story that will shake up Spider-Man’s 59th year in ways you CANNOT PREDICT!

We should pay attention to anything Ms Marvel I think. She like Miles Morales is kind of the future for Marvel.

Ms Marvel Beyond Limit #2 (of 5)
Ms Marvel Beyond Limit #2 (of 5) (Cola Variant)

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I’m super excited to see how they tie in the death of Doctor Strange to Strange Academy. The solicitation just sounds so much fun!

High republic stuff looks super interesting too. Great content incoming!!

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McNiven had a post about that Moon Knight Cover and the fact that he completely forgot to draw her a tail as she should have. He redid the cover and added one. I thought it was awesome that he was really fun about the whole thing, showed the process for fixing it, while being appreciative of the input about the error.

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