So Marvel Comics published Incoming #1 yesterday. With codes and conundrums to be deciphered. The first was deciphered in the comic by Mister Fantastic (though Arno Stark got there first) as Beware The Trees. Another one was All Hail The King. There are plenty of candidates for that latter position, but the trees seem to be a more pressing matter, considering what happened to Racksorand General Bel-Dann.
First of all Racksor picked up an apple. Original sin, tree of life, and all that.
Chekhov's apple, of course. As Jude always has me say, pip pip…
It all goes a bit Swamp Thing all of a sudden.
Which is never pretty. But who is to blame? There are a few possibilities, if we can believe everything on the surface level here. The Xartan Deviants who first appeared in Journey Into Mystery #90 back in the sixties, are aliens who can shapeshift but also copy superpowers.
Something someone wearing the Eternity Mask would just confuse in a feedback loop.
Thor also beat them by making them turn into trees, including the thought patterns of trees, never to pose a threat, and remain as hostages on Earth against any future invasion.
And, yes, a little like what happened to the Skrull cows in the Fantastic Four. Just the kind of reference Al Ewing or Mark Waid would go for. Could Raksor have eaten one of those apples from a Xartan tree, deliberately placed?
Other candidates might also be the Cotati or the D'Bari. But I'm plumping for a more Xartan lifestyle…
(W) Al Ewing, Jason Aaron, Saladin Ahmed, Ed Brisson, Donny Cates, Eve L. Ewing, Jonathan Hickman, Tini Howard, Greg Pak, Matt Rosenberg, Dan Slott, Kelly Thompson, and Chip Zdarsky. (A) Joe Bennett, Carmen Carnero, Jim Cheung, Mattia de Iulis, Jorge Fornes, Javier Garron, Kim Jacinto, Aaron Kuder, Francesco Manna, Carlos Pacheco, Humberto Ramos, R. B. Silva, Andrea Sorrentino, Ryan Stegman, Luciano Vecchio, and Annie Wu. (CA) Patrick Gleason.
ONE WILL UNITE THEM!
A mysterious murder brings together the heroes of the Marvel Universe in the search for a killer – but no one can imagine where the trail will lead, or how it will affect everything in 2020 and beyond! Who is the victim and who is the assailant?
The closing chapter to MARVEL's 80th year, which will connect the dots of everything that happened in 2019 and propel the narrative into the year that is to come! Featuring the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Daredevil, Spider-Man, the Champions, the Agents of Atlas, Valkyrie, the Immortal Hulk, Jessica Jones, Venom, Ghost Rider, the Masked Raider and more!
Rated T+In Shops: Dec 25, 2019
Incoming #1 was published yesterday from Marvel Comics. I bought mine from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-east store in Kingston-Upon Thames's market centre, which runs Magic The Gathering nights on Fridays, and a larger south-west store in Bromley, which also runs Magic nights and has an extensive back issue collection and online store. If you are in the neighbourhood, check them out.