Man, Asgardians of the Galaxy has been through a lot of art changes. Written by Cullen Bunn with the artist announced as Matteo Lolli. But Lolli got two issues in before things started to change.
Asgardians of the Galaxy #3 was solicited by him, Mike Del Mundo and more – the 'more' turned out to be Andre Araujo and Jill Thompson.
Asgardians of the Galaxy #4 was solicited by Lolli and Natacha Bustos but was then joined by Luca Maresca.
Asgardians of the Galaxy #5 was solicited by Lolli and Stephanie Hans. But was joined by Luca Maresca again.
We reported that Lolli was still solicited to draw Asgardians of the Galaxy #6, with Matteo Buffagni of Avengers Assemble and Daken: Dark Wolverine, taking over the title with #7. That has now changed and Buffagni joined early with issue 6, replacing Lolli on that issue too.
But issue 8 was solicited with Lolli. And, remarkably it still is. But issue 9, which was also solicited with Lolli – is not. Instead Asgardians of the Galaxy #9 will be drawn by Paolo Villanelli instead.
Which means that of the first 9 issues, the lead artist will have drawn about four issues in total. That's if indeed he is drawing #8…
In other changes, Champions #5 will have art by Juanan Ramirez instead of the previously solicited Steven Cummings.
Doctor Strange will be getting Barry Kitson as a co-writer to Mark Waid earlier thn suggested, jumping on with #13.
Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man #6 will be drawn by Juan Cabal instead of the previously solicited Yildiray Cinar.
Unstoppable Wasp #8 will be drawn by Gurihiru instead of the previously solicited Alti Firmansyah.
ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #9 WR
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) Gerardo Sandoval
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! Rated T+In Shops: May 22, 2019 SRP: $3.99
CHAMPIONS #5 WR
(W) Jim Zub (A) Juanan Ramirez (CA) Aaron Kim Jacinto
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!
Rated T+In Shops: May 01, 2019
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #6
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Juan Cabal (CA) Andrew Robinson
• The neighborhood, and the planet, is doomed. Spider-Man is powerless to stop the end of the world. Only Earth's Newest and Mightiest Hero, Spider-Bite, can save the day.
• Wait, WHAT?!
Rated TIn Shops: May 08, 2019
UNSTOPPABLE WASP #8
(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Gurihiru (CA) Stacy Lee
What do you do when your quasi-adopted stepdaughter reveals that she's never had a birthday party, and doesn't even know when her birthday is? Well, if you're Janet Van Dyne – Original Avenger, Winsome Wasp, Pym Labs C.E.O. and Fashion Designer – you throw together the best last-minute birthday party the Marvel Universe has ever seen. But what happens when Nadia's fellow Red Room graduate Bucky Barnes, A.K.A. the Winter Soldier, crashes the party?
Rated T+In Shops: May 22, 2019