Next month, The Champions takes over as the headline strip in The Mighty World of Marvel, the British reprint anthology. The last few issues have seen Guardians of the Galaxy on the masthead, but the arrival of the Champions team of teen heroes will herald a change to the comic.
The Black Widow also returns in her own series that issue too. Personally I'd have thought that having her as the headline strip would have attracted more attention (with Natasha being one of Marvel's movie stars) but hopefully the Champions will bring in new readers too.
The Mighty World of Marvel No.14 (featuring The Champions) goes on sale on 19th October.
Incidentally, September 30th will be the 45th anniversary of the launch of the first series of Mighty World of Marvel, back in 1972! Here's an article I wrote about that issue for its 40th anniversary five years ago:
Curiously, the cover of the next issue (shown above) does have some similarities to that very first cover, with today's versions of a Hulk, Spider-Man, and a stretchable superhero (Ms.Marvel)!
Meanwhile, this month's issue has only just been published, along with the latest issues of Essential X-Men and Deadpool Unleashed. You'll find them in WH Smith and selected newsagents. Here's the info...
#13. On sale 21st September!
76 pages of Marvel Universe adventure! Three awesome stories! £3.99!
The Guardians of the Galaxy face the terrifying power of Mother Entropy! By Jim Starlin and Alan Davis!
A Civil War II chapter! Ms Marvel takes a stand in the conflict – and her life changes forever! By G Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona!
Another Civil War II chapter! Nick Fury crosses swords with the Black Widow! More spy action from Declan Shalvey!
Featuring material first printed in GOTG: Mother Entropy #3-4, Ms Marvel #11 and Civil War II: Choosing Sides #4.
#15. On sale 21st September!
76 pages of Mutant Mayhem! Three uncanny tales! £3.99!
At last the dark truth can be revealed: what happened between Cyclops and the Inhumans that led to disaster for the X-Men? Find out in ‘Death of X’ By Jeff Lemire, Charles Soule and Aaron Kuder!
Magneto discovers the power behind the new breed of weaponized mutants! By Cullen Bunn and Greg Land!
The Original X-Men battle demons in Miami! By Dennis Hopeless and Mark Bagley!
Featuring material first printed in Death of X #1, Uncanny X-Men #13-14 and All-New X-Men #16
#6. On sale 21st September!
76 pages of Marvel’s hottest hero! Three amazing stories! £3.99!
Why are homicidal maniacs dressing as superheroes?! Deadpool and Hawkeye are gonna find out – or die trying! By Gerry Duggan and Matteo Lolli!
Deadpool is now a duck – and he's taking Howard into space! More craziness from Stuart Moore and Jacopo Camagni!
Deadpool tries to rescue Negasonic Teenage Warhead! More action from Cullen Bunn and Iban Coello!
Featuring material first printed in Deadpool: Mercs for Money #4, Deadpool the Duck #2 and Hawkeye vs Deadpool #0-1.