Home News From The 'Verse Comics Marvel Comics announce new Luke Cage digital series and MARVEL DECADES Collections

Marvel today announced some new releases coming soon to their digital library, as well as to comic book shops.

The first announcement today was a new Luke Cage digital series that is now available. The series titled LUKE CAGE from writer Anthony Del Col will feature art from Jahnoy Lindsay and Ian Herring, and cover art from Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire

From their press release about the new series

When Harlem faces an unprecedented heat wave, the people look to their hero—the unbreakable man, Luke Cage! But the heat wave turns out to be the least of Harlem’s worries. Someone has their sights set on the city’s 1%, and the rich and powerful are dropping dead from mysterious illnesses. In LUKE CAGE #1, Harlem’s Defender springs into action to stop this killer—but he’s just received a devastating diagnosis of his own…

The second announcement they made today is the one I’m more excited about. Starting next January, Marvel will release a eight different collections, each one featuring different characters from Marvel’s history. Each collection will focus on one decade, starting with the original THE HUMAN TORCH VS. THE SUB-MARINER for the 1940s and continuing with CAPTAIN AMERICA STRIKES! (1950s), SPIDER-MAN MEETS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE (1960s) and LEGION OF MONSTERS (1970s). The remaining collections will be announced later. 

From their press release “After almost 80 years, our fans have continued to embrace Marvel’s characters as their own, following their adventures through decades of thrilling stories,” said Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski. “To honor and celebrate this legacy, we can’t wait to share some new and exciting projects for the world to experience the history of the Marvel Universe – through comic books, video games, toys, blockbuster films, television shows and more.”

More information as well as full press releases and artwork are courtesy of Marvel. 

Luke Cage #1 Joins the Marvel Digital Originals Line!

First Issue On-Sale Now on the Marvel Comics App, Comixology and Kindle
                                                                                                              
New York, NY—August 15, 2018— Innovative. Original. Double-Sized. The Marvel Digital Originals add yet another new series to this exciting line of digital comics: LUKE CAGE #1, on- sale now from writer Anthony Del Col with art from Jahnoy Lindsay and Ian Herring, and covers by Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire!
 
When Harlem faces an unprecedented heat wave, the people look to their hero—the unbreakable man, Luke Cage! But the heat wave turns out to be the least of Harlem’s worries. Someone has their sights set on the city’s 1%, and the rich and powerful are dropping dead from mysterious illnesses. In LUKE CAGE #1, Harlem’s Defender springs into action to stop this killer—but he’s just received a devastating diagnosis of his own…
 
“Between Jahnoy Lindsay and Ian Herring on interiors and Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire on covers, the art direction on this book has been very much Hitchcock-style noir, which we’re having a lot of fun with,” said series editor Alanna Smith. “On both this and JESSICA JONES – MARVEL DIGITAL ORIGINAL, we’re working hard to create distinct visual worlds that really sing in the digital format. As people have already experienced with JESSICA JONES, this new format allows us to get stories to readers quicker, in a more binge-able format that keeps the tension high and the action plowing ahead. Now, a story that would usually take half a year to deliver will only take three months, and the trade will drop shortly after that. It’s a format we’re very excited to explore, especially for books like LUKE and JESSICA which are more popular with our digital and trade readers!”
 
Series writer Anthony Del Col said, “Luke Cage is an amazing character, and I’m honored to create an original story that takes him in a completely different direction. He’s almost impossible to defeat physically, so it took me a while to realize that perhaps the biggest challenge he could have to overcome would be something internal. And after doing research and talking to specialists about CTE incidents amongst football players and soldiers, it seemed natural that it could make for a very compelling and relevant storyline for our ‘Hero for Hire.’”
 
After reading Luke’s DOUBLE-SIZED #1, be sure to check out the other thrilling Marvel Digital Originals coming soon to your favorite reading devices!  
 
JESSICA JONES (MARVEL DIGITAL ORIGINAL) #2 (of 3)
Written by KELLY THOMPSON
Art by MATTIA DE IULIS
Cover by MARTIN SIMMONDS
On Sale 8/29!
 
CLOAK AND DAGGER (MARVEL DIGITAL ORIGINAL) #2 (of 3)
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Art by DAVID MESSINA
Cover by MAHMUD ASRAR
On Sale 9/19!

Celebrate 80 Years of Marvel with Exclusive Anniversary MARVEL DECADES Collections!

A decade-by-decade celebration of the stories that defined the Marvel Universe, starting January 2019!
 
New York, NY—August 15, 2018— Next year, join fans around the world for Marvel’s 80th anniversary and celebrate eight decades of incredible storytelling, groundbreaking art, and inspirational Super Heroes that continue to shape entertainment and pop culture to this day!
 
Starting in January, readers will be able to explore a different decade of Marvel each month with the brand-new eight-volume DECADES collection series, featuring some of comic’s most iconic characters, themes and stories from each magnificent Marvel era. From the 1940s to the 2010s, fans can relive the formative journeys of their fan-favorite Super Heroes like the Human Torch, Captain America, Spider-Man, and more!
 
“After almost 80 years, our fans have continued to embrace Marvel’s characters as their own, following their adventures through decades of thrilling stories,” said Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski. “To honor and celebrate this legacy, we can’t wait to share some new and exciting projects for the world to experience the history of the Marvel Universe – through comic books, video games, toys, blockbuster films, television shows and more.”
 
In addition to getting access to some of Marvel’s most classic comics, each DECADES collection will also include a decade-by-decade commentary chronicling the evolution of the Marvel Universe and the world that inspired it. More DECADES collections will be announced at a later date.
 
Stay tuned for more exciting announcements around Marvel’s 80th anniversary celebration, starting in January 2019!
 
DECADES: MARVEL IN THE ’40S – THE HUMAN TORCH VS. THE SUB-MARINER TPB
ISBN: 978-1-302-91658-9
 
DECADES: MARVEL IN THE ’50S – CAPTAIN AMERICA STRIKES! TPB
ISBN: 978-1-302-91659-6
 
DECADES: MARVEL IN THE ’60S – SPIDER-MAN MEETS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE TPB
ISBN: 978-1-302-91660-2
 
DECADES: MARVEL IN THE ’70S – LEGION OF MONSTERS TPB
ISBN: 978-1-302-91661-9

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