Marvel Will Publish $110 Worth of War of the Realms Comics in May

Face front, true believers! Want to prove your dedication to the House of Ideas? Then you'd better be willing to spend more than $100 in retail prices to pick up every single regular series issues, spinoff, and tie-in for War of the Realms this May. When Marvel claimed this event would be "unparalleled" in scale, apparently they were talking about how much money they could bilk out of their loyal readers for it.

All in all, there are 25 War of the Realms comics hitting stores in May, more comics than DC Comics' entire line is rumored to consist of after cutbacks! That includes 2 issues of War of the Realms itself, three Strikeforce spinoffs, two issues of Spider-Man and the League of the Realms, one War Scrolls, one Punisher spinoff, two issues of the New Agents of Atlas spinoff, three issues of Journey Into Mystery, one issue of the Uncanny X-Men spinoff, and tie-ins for Fantastic Four, Venom, Giant Man (two issues), Asgardians of the Galaxy, Thor, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Champions, Tony Stark Iron Man, plus a special $8 issue of Avengers. Four of the spinoffs and both main series issues will sell for $5. The grand total is $109.75 if you pay full retail price!

Check out all of the solicits below, get out your wallet, and bend over! War of the Realms is rocking the Marvel Universe in May, and by Marvel Universe, we mean your bank account. And this is only month 2; they're just getting started!

WAR OF THE REALMS #3 (of 6)
JASON AARON (W) • RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (A)
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS & MATTHEW WILSON
VARIANT COVER BY BILLY TAN
CONNECTING REALM VARIANT COVER BY MARKO DJURDJEVIC
YOUNG GUNS VARIANT COVER BY MARCO CHECCETTO
INTERNATIONAL CONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY SEAN IZAAKSE
VARIANT COVER BY VICTOR HUGO
BATTLE LINES VARIANT COVER BY HEEJIN JEON
VAN VARIANT COVER BY GREG HORN
RECLAIM THE REALMS!
North America freezes into New Jotunheim. Europe becomes New Svartalfheim. Asia goes up in flames as the new domain of Queen Sindr and her fire goblins. Ulik the Troll lays claim to Australia while Amora the Enchantress raises an army of the dead in South America. Africa falls to the Angels of Heven while Roxxon Oil drops its stakes in Antarctica. Midgard now belongs to Malekith and his allies! The Avengers' last hope lies in a series of suicide missions across the realms, starting with the rescue of Thor—last seen surrounded by an army of Frost Giants in Jotunheim…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

WAR OF THE REALMS #4 (of 6)
JASON AARON (W) • RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (A) • Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS & MATTHEW WILSON
VARIANT COVER BY GREG HILDEBRANDT
CONNECTING REALM VARIANT COVER BY MARKO DJURDJEVIC
YOUNG GUNS VARIANT COVER BY AARON KUDER
INTERNATIONAL CONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY BILLY TAN
VARIANT COVER BY VICTOR HUGO
BATTLE LINES VARIANT COVER BY MAXX LIM
Pray to All-Mother Freyja! For in her hands lies the key to ending Malekith's war. The Black Bifrost — the only method of travel for Malekith's vast armies — must fall. Even with the Punisher, Ghost Rider, Blade and Hulk (Jen Walters) at Freyja's side, how many Dark Elves can one goddess kill? While Freyja's team heads for the swamps of Svartalfheim, Captain America's rescue mission in Jotunheim faces the wrath of giants, Captain Marvel leads a global assault team against Malekith's allies and the Black Panther defends Avengers Mountain against a siege of mythic proportion. None of them know that Malekith has a secret weapon. And its bite will prove most…VENOMOUS.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

WAR OF THE REALMS STRIKEFORCE: THE DARK ELF REALM #1
BRYAN HILL (W) • LEINIL FRANCIS YU (A/C)
Variant Cover by Rod Reis
THE PUNISHER LEADS THE CHARGE TO SHUT DOWN THE BLACK BIFROST!
Deep in the swamps of Svartalfheim stands the Black Bifrost, Malekith's corrupted Rainbow Bridge and the only reliable means of travel between the realms with the true Bifrost in pieces. If the gods are going to stop Malekith's invasion, the Black Bridge must fall. With her son missing and husband injured, Lady Freyja must take up the challenge herself. But she won't go alone. Hulk (Jen Walters), the Punisher, Blade and Ghost Rider follow the All-Mother of Asgard straight into Malekith's home territory!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

WAR OF THE REALMS STRIKEFORCE: THE WAR AVENGERS #1
DENNIS "HOPELESS" HALLUM (W) • KIM JACINTO (A/C)
Variant Cover by Nick Bradshaw
CAPTAIN MARVEL AND HER WAR AVENGERS HOLD THE FRONTLINE!
While two other Strikeforce teams head out to other realms, Captain Marvel leads the fight to reclaim the Earth! But even with a crew of heavy hitters (Weapon H, Captain Britain, Venom, Deadpool) and two of the best spies on the planet (the Winter Soldier and the Black Widow), Carol's fighting a losing game. Malekith's allies are without number — and the battlefield bigger than any Carol's commanded before. Time to lay it all out on the line — and fight for a miracle.
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

WAR OF THE REALMS STRIKEFORCE: THE LAND OF GIANTS #1
TOM TAYLOR (W) • JORGE MOLINA (A/C)
variant COVER by Cully Hamner
THE GOD OF THUNDER IS TRAPPED IN THE LAND OF ICE AND SNOW…
…And it's up to Captain America to rescue him before all is lost! Taking up Thor's ax, Jarnbjorn, Cap and his team—Spider-Man, Wolverine, Luke Cage and Iron Fist—invade the Frost Giant realm in search of their fellow Avenger. But this rescue mission will cost far more than they expect.
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

WAR OF THE REALMS: SPIDER-MAN & THE LEAGUE OF REALMS #1 & #2 (of 3)
SEAN RYAN (W) • NICO LEON (A) • Covers by KEN LASHLEY
ISSUE #1 – VARIANT COVER BY Cully Hamner
ISSUE #2 – VARIANT COVER BY TBA
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
• In order to win the War of the Realms, we need a LEAGUE OF REALMS!
• Thor once led this team with one representive from each fantastical realm, but the League has a NEW leader and representative of Midgard- SPIDER-MAN!
• Spider-Man must Frodo-Up and lead this ragtag group of SCREWBEARD THE DWARF, UD THE TROLL, RO BLOODROOT THE WIZARD, SIR IVORY HONEYSHOT THE LIGHT ELF and TITANYA THE MOUNTAIN GIANT! But who will represent ASGARD?!
• And, as Spidey is a terrible leader, could this team possibly achieve ANYTHING?!
32 PGS (EACH)./Rated T …$3.99 (EACH)

WAR OF THE REALMS: WAR SCROLLS #2 (of 3)
JASON AARON, DEVIN GRAYSON & MORE! (W)
ANDREA SORRENTINO & MORE! (A)
Cover by ALAN DAVIS, MARK FARMER & MATT HOLLINGSWORTH
THE MUST-READ COMPANION TO THE WAR OF THE REALMS!
From the Asgardian Bifrost, Daredevil watches Malekith and his forces lay waste to realms. Jason Aaron and Andrea Sorrentino take Daredevil — the God Without Fear — to places he never believed he would see! Then, Devin Grayson spins a tale of magic and its consequences as Doctor Strange casts a spell that will cost him dearly — and devastate the Asgardian pantheon! All this and more straight from the battlefield of WAR OF THE REALMS!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

WAR OF THE REALMS: PUNISHER #2 (of 3)
GERRY DUGGAN (W) • MARCELO FERREIRA (A) • Cover by JUAN FERREYRA
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
MONSTERS, MONSTERS EVERYWHERE!
• Punisher leads his band of criminals and hospital patients through the Lincoln Tunnel, but traffic is the least of their concerns.
• Hordes of monsters from every realm are using NYC as a hunting ground, and the hospital denizens look like easy prey.
• In the dark, surrounded by monsters and with only his wits and weapons, Frank Castle may have never felt more at home.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

WAR OF THE REALMS: NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 & #2 (of 4)
GREG PAK (W) • GANG-HYUK LIM (A) • COVER BY BILLY TAN
ISSUE #1 – CONNECTING REALM VARIANT COVER BY MARKO DJURDJEVIC
ISSUE #1 – VARIANT COVER BY PYEONG JUN PARK
ISSUE #1 – VARIANT COVER BY PATCH ZIRCHER
ISSUE #2 – COVER BY WOO DAE SHIM
ISSUE #2 – VARIANT COVER BY STONEHOUSE
FEATURING MARVEL'S NEWEST HEROES WAVE, AERO & SWORD MASTER!
ISSUE #1 – A "War of the Realms" tie-in series! As Sindr, Immortal Queen of Muspelheim, and her legions of Fire Demons march on Asia, it's time for a new band of heroes to unite to protect the Pacific Rim. Having brought together a ragtag team of heroes to defend the Earth from an alien invasion in the past, can Amadeus Cho reassemble his "protectors" — Shang-Chi, Silk and Jimmy Woo to save the world from incineration? And where is Kamala Khan? And just who are Crescent, Io and Luna Snow??? Featuring Marvel's newest heroes from China, Aero and Sword Master, and a mysterious new Filipino heroine named WAVE!
ISSUE #2 – The Queen of Cinders has conquered Korea — and the rest of Asia! And only Amadeus Cho and a battered band of international superheroes stand between her and her ultimate goal — to melt the polar ice caps and turn all of Midgard into a sweltering new Muspelheim! With the ice-wielding superhero Luna Snow down for the count, Amadeus and his team must find a new way to fight fire.
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (EACH)

WAR OF THE REALMS: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #2 (of 5)
Clint, Justin, Travis & Griffin MCELROY (W) • André Lima Araújo (A)
Cover by VALERIO SCHITI & DAVID CURIEL
Variant Cover by Rahzzah
THE McELROYS TAKE MILES MORALES AND COMPANY CAMPING!
Looks like Balder and his babysitting team have more than fire goblins and foul diapers to worry about! A marshmallow-roasting campout in the Midwest goes up in flames when deadly shape-shifting aliens make a campfire appearance! But the real danger is barreling down the highway behind them. Ares, the Greek God of War, is hot on baby Laussa's trail. If Balder the Brave, Wonder Man, Sebastian Druid, Kate Bishop, Miles Morales and Deathlocket are going to stay ahead of him…Kate's gonna have to teach one of them to drive.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WAR OF THE REALMS: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #3 (of 5)
Clint, Justin, Travis & Griffin MCELROY (W) • André Lima Araújo (A)
Cover by VALERIO SCHITI & DAVID CURIEL
Variant Cover by Kevin Nowlan
GO WEST, YOUNG GOD!
Marvel's long-dead Western heroes join the War of the Realms! But whose side are they on?! It's up to Miles Morales to find out! And baby Laussa seems to be up to more than a game of peekaboo. The little goddess is acting strange again — and her charms may add fuel to the fire!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WAR OF THE REALMS: UNCANNY X-MEN #2 (of 3)
MATTHEW ROSENBERG (W) • PERE PEREZ (A) • Cover by DAVID YARDIN
VARIANT COVER BY SCOTT WILLIAMS
Sabretooth, tired of being the X-Men's pet, is back to his bloodthirsty ways once again. Now, joined by Malekith's forces, he's determined to make the X-Men bleed for him…
LEGACY #636
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #10
DAN SLOTT (W) • STEFANO CASELLI (A) • Cover by Matteo Scalera
VARIANT COVER BY BILL SIENKIEWICZ
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
Don't bring your war to Yancy Street…
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

VENOM #14
CULLEN BUNN (W) • IBAN COELLO (A)
Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
MARVEL BATTLE LINES VARIANT COVER BY MAXX LIM
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
• Chaos reigns as Malekith's campaign to take over the Nine Realms sweeps through Manhattan.
• With desperate battles raging all around them to quell Malekith's horde, Venom has teamed up with an unlikely group to try to stop Malekith…
• …or die trying.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

GIANT-MAN #1 & #2 (of 3)
LEAH WILLIAMS (W) • MARCO CASTIELLO (A) • Cover by WOO CHEOL
ISSUE #1 – VARIANT COVER BY DALE KEOWN
ISSUE #1 – REMASTERED VARIANT COVER BY BOB POWELL
ISSUE #2 – VARIANT COVER BY TBA
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS!
Issue #1 – At the behest of All-Mother Freyja, four men must rise to monstrous heights and infiltrate the most savage territory of New Jotunheim: Florida!
Issue #2 – Four of the biggest men in the Marvel Universe are on a mission in Frost Giant territory: kill the patriarch of all Frost Giants himself, Ymir, on behalf of Lady Freyja. But how exactly will they penetrate Laufey's forces? By becoming masters of disguise!
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T …$3.99 (EACH)

ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #9
CULLEN BUNN (W) • MATTEO LOLLI (A)
Cover by GERARDO SANDOVAL
MARVEL BATTLE LINES VARIANT COVER BY MAXX LIM
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
New York City is overrun with Malekith's invasion forces. Earth is inches from falling to the Dark Elf King. And with Thor missing in Jotunheim, All-Father Odin injured and All-Mother Freyja about to embark on a mission of her own, Valkyrie is one of the few gods left to face the onslaught. But her fate is intertwined with another. What of Annabelle Riggs, the mortal girl who shares the body of a god? THE RIDE OF THE VALKYRIE begins here!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

THOR #13
JASON AARON(W) • MIKE DEL MUNDO (A/C)
Marvels 25th Variant Cover by ALEX ROSS
Battle Lines Variant Cover by HEEJIN JEON
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
Weeks ago, All-Father Odin sent his brother Cul — the Serpent, the God of Fear, Thor's backstabbing uncle — into the depths of Malekith's home realm, Svartalfheim. There lies the Black Bifrost, Malekith's own corrupted Rainbow Bridge. Cul's mission is to gather intelligence on the Bifrost, and if he can, destroy it. But will Cul redeem himself at last? Or has the All-Father made another critical mistake in this War of the Realms?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #44
RYAN NORTH (W) • DEREK CHARM (A)
Cover by ERICA HENDERSON
MARVEL BATTLE LINES
VARIANT COVER BY SUJIN JO
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
• The other nine realms have fallen, Earth is under attack and the only one who can save us is DOREEN GREEN, A.K.A. THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL.
• So that's terrific. We're in great hands and don't need to worry at all! Phew.
• Or at least we would be, if it weren't for the complicating factor of an ancient Asgardian Squirrel Chaos God who's decided she wants to be…FRIENDS??
• In this issue, Squirrel Girl and Ratatoskr fight Frost Giants…and their unspoken assumptions about each other!
• This arc is a "WAR OF THE REALMS" TIE-IN, but it's also an awesome stand-alone story that you don't need to be reading all the other comics to get!
• Don't tell Marvel.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #43
BRANDON MONTCLARE (W)
RAY-ANTHONY HEIGHT & GUSTAVO DUARTE (a)
Cover by NATACHA BUSTOS
MARVEL BATTLE LINES VARIANT COVER BY SUJIN JO
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
• When Manhattan is frozen solid and Frost Giants prowl the streets, Devil Dinosaur must keep the peace!
• Plus: the first meeting of Moon Girl and Thor!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

CHAMPIONS #5
JIM ZUB (W) • STEVEN CUMMINGS (A) • Cover by Kim Jacinto
MARVEL BATTLE LINES VARIANT COVER BY MAXX LIM
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
• The War of the Realms rages across Midgard, bringing together heroes from across the globe to fight for our world against mythic evil.
• In the midst of this chaos, the Champions need…Scott Summers?
• Cyclops reunites with the Champions, all grown up!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

TONY STARK: IRON MAN #12
GAIL SIMONE (W) • PAOLO VILLANELLI (A)
Cover by ALEXANDER LOZANO
MARVEL BATTLE LINES VARIANT COVER BY NEXON
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
A war needs weapons — but Tony Stark once vowed that he'd never build weapons again!
So why's he hunkered down with Screwbeard the Dwarf in Avengers Mountain? And what is he making?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AVENGERS #19
JASON AARON (W) • ED MCGUINNESS (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY NICK BRADSHAW
MARVEL BATTLE LINES VARIANT COVER BY MAXX LIM
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
Avengers Mountain is under siege as the last stronghold of Earth's heroes is the subject of an all-out assault by the forces of Malekith!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$7.99

Marvel Will Publish $110 Worth of War of the Realms Comics in May

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