Bleeding Cool previously posted plans by Marvel Comics to post final issues of comic book series or mini-series as digital-only titles, only possibly printing them as part of an eventual collection. These included Ant-Man, Avengers Of The Wastelands, Ghost-Spider, Ruins Of Ravencroft, 2020 Ironheart, 2020 Force Works, The Black Cat Strikes, Hawkeye Freefall, Star, Scream: Curse Of Carnage, Valkyrie and Revenge of Cosmic Ghost Rider.
Marvel Comics will be telling retailers the good news, that they will be publishing those issues in print after all, nineteen of them in fact. And also including Aero and Sword Master, two of the Marvel Missing In Action titles that had been given no home, print or digitally. And we have new publication dates too, through August and into early September.
Wednesday, August 5:
ANT-MAN #4 (OF 5) FEB200986
AVENGERS OF THE WASTELANDS #4 (OF 5) FEB200989
MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN: THE BLACK CAT STRIKES #4 (OF 5) FEB200948
Wednesday, August 12:
GHOST-SPIDER #9 FEB200931
HAWKEYE FREEFALL #5 FEB 200967
REVENGE OF THE COSMIC GHOST RIDER #5 FEB201005
Wednesday, August 19:
VALKYRIE: JANE FOSTER #10 FEB201001
ANT-MAN #5 (OF 5) MAR201046
STAR #4 (OF 5) FEB200987
Wednesday, August 26:
AERO #10 FEB201008
GHOST-SPIDER #10 MAR200929
2020 FORCE WORKS #3 (OF 3) FEB200912
Wednesday, September 2:
SWORD MASTER #10 FEB201009
RAVENCROFT #4 (OF 5) FEB200952
AVENGERS OF THE WASTELANDS #5 (OF 5) MAR201040
HAWKEYE FREEFALL #6 MAR201029
Wednesday, September 9:
RAVENCROFT #5 (OF 5) MAR200996
STAR #5 (OF 5) MAR201047
MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN: THE BLACK CAT STRIKES #5 (OF 5) MAR201003
This is going to make a lot of people very happy and suggests that we will be getting more to follow. There are still a number of Missing In Action comic books, not published in print or digital, either continuing series such as Runaways or comics that were meant to launch like Union. Well, we are led to expect some of those may be scheduled too as well.
But as DC Comics shifts more of it stitles into digital-only, Marvel are pulling more of theirs back again. Let's all keep an eye out for what else comes down the track.