Let’s take a look at what’s out from Marvel Comics this week! This post covers Marvel Comics April 12 2023 releases.
This list includes every comic and digital comic out from Marvel this week, plus collected editions in omnibus, hardcover, paperback, and digest-sized formats. For each new release, I’ll point you to the right Crushing Comics guide.
Marvel Comics April 12 2023 Collected Editions
Ghost Rider (2022) Vol. 2: Shadow Country (2023 paperback, ISBN 978-1302947972 / digital)
See Guide to Ghost Rider. This continues collecting the current Benjamin Percy series, plus the Ghost Rider: Vengeance Forever (2022) #1 one-shot. The upcoming crossover with Wolverine is still one volume beyond this – we’ll get a Volume 3 later this year before the crossover is collected in its own book. The Ghost Rider Guide is updated with all of those collections!
Guardians of the Galaxy Epic Collection: Earth Shall Overcome (2023 paperback, ISBN 978-1302950439 / digital)
See Guide to Guardians of the Galaxy. This is an Epic Collection not of the main MCU Guardians team in their early appearances, but of the original Guardians of the Galaxy team which were based in the future.
Thor Mighty Marvel Masterworks Vol. 3: The Trial of the Gods (2023 digest-size paperback, ISBN 978-1302948931 / digital)
See Guide to Thor – The Odinson. This is Marvel’s new digest-size Silver Age collection line, which DOES NOT line up perfectly with the break points in existing hardcover Masterworks.
Nova, Vol. 1: Sam Alexander (2023 digest-size paperback, ISBN 978-1302950422 / digital)
See Guide to Nova(s). This is volume is part of Marvel’s initiative to recollect all of their 2010s teen heroes into library-friendly, digest-sized paperbacks. This covers the first two arcs of Sam’s 2013 Marvel Now series.
Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings (2023 paperback, ISBN 978-1302948351 / digital)
See Guide to Shang-Chi. This collects the third series (and subsequent one-shot) of Gene Luen Yang’s ongoing run on Shang-Chi.
War of Kings Omnibus (2023 oversize hardcover, ISBN / digital)
See Guide to Marvel Universe Events – War of Kings & Realm of Kings. This collects the heart of the multi-year intergalactic epic that mashed up X-Men, Inhumans, and the new Guardians of the Galaxy. This is immensely satisfying to read all in a single, coherent collected order – even if you don’t have the Prelude or Aftermath omnibuses to sandwich it.
X-Men Epic Collection Volume 22: Legacies (2023 paperback, ISBN 978-1302951115 / digital)
See Guide to Uncanny X-Men – The Crossover Era or Guide to X-Men, Vol 2 (1991). This is the fourth Epic Volume that interweaves both flagship X-Men titles in reading order – exactly what we’ve always wanted! This covers the aftermath of X-Cutioner’s Song, the lead-up to Fatal Attractions, and the introduction of Kwannon as Revanche – Psylocke’s body double!
Read on for a rundown of Marvel Comics April 12 2023 single-issue releases, including a link to their accompanying guide pages on Crushing Comics.
Marvel Comics April 12 2023 Physical Comic Releases
Bloodline: Daughter of Blade (2023) #3 – See Guide to Blade.
Captain America: Cold War Alpha (2023) #1 – See Guide to Captain America – Steve Rogers or Guide to Sam Wilson – Falcon & Captain America. Both Captain America titles head into a crossover after their first year. I’ve been reading the Steve Rogers title, Sentinel of Liberty, and I love it. I guess that means it’s time to start on Sam Wilson’s book to catch up!
Captain Marvel (2019) #48 – See Guide to Captain Marvel – Carol Danvers. This issue continues the X-Men team-up arc “Revenge of the Brood”
Carnage (2022) #12 – Alex Paknadel continues his run on the scariest symbiote alongside his run on Red Goblin. Hmm, could I be cooking up some symbiote guides for you for the Summer of Symbiotes? Patrons of CK would be the first to know!
Fantastic Four (2022) #6 – See Guide to Fantastic Four. This is a one-shot story after the conclusion of the first arc of Ryan North’s new F4 ongoing.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2023) #1 – See Guide to Guardians of the Galaxy. A new Guardians title by the masterminds behind the outstanding new Cap run, Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly.
Marvel’s Voices: Spider-Verse (2023) #1 – See Guide to Spider-Man – Peter Parker (2018 – Present)
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2022) #5 – See Guide to Spider-Man – Miles Morales
Moon Knight (2021) #22 – See Guide t0 Moon Knight.
Predator (2023) #2 – Sorry folks, I’m not quite up to a Predator Guide quite yet! However, it was the #3 Patrons’ Choice for an Indie Guide after the Guide to Black Hammer and an Aliens Guide, so it’s definitely on my road-map!
Silver Surfer: Ghost Light (2023) #3 – See Guide to Silver Surfer. This is turning out to be an intriguing take on Silver Surfer that is more of an Earthbound, sci-fi mystery that pulls the thread of an old piece of Surfer continuity rather than a big, glossy space book.
Star Wars: Bounty Hunters (2020) #33 – See Guide to Star Wars – Expanded Universe Comics. I’m not a fan of this series, but bless its heart it has really hung in there! This arc includes characters from the video game Stars Wars: Battlefront II, if that’s the sort of thing that excites you.
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2020) #30 – See Guide to Star Wars – Expanded Universe Comics. This is the final chapter of Aphra’s tie-in the Hidden Empire saga, though one more issue will fit into the next collected edition.
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – Ewoks (2023) #1 – See Guide to Star Wars – Expanded Universe Comics. Part of a series of one-shots spotlighting the major players in Return of the Jedi as the main thrust of the Expanded Universe moves ever-closer to the third movie of the original trilogy.
Star Wars: The High Republic (2022) #8 – See Guide to Star Wars – Expanded Universe Comics. This period of Star Wars occurs centuries before the film trilogies.
Storm & The Brotherhood of Mutants (2023) #3 – See Guide to X-Men – The Age of Krakoa. This is the final issue of this Sins of Sinister mini-series, with everything due to resolve in Dominion before rejoining regular reality.
X-23: Deadly Regenesis (2023) #2 – See Guide to Wolverine – X-23
X-Men (2021) #21 – See Guide t0 X-Men – The Age of Krakoa
Marvel Comics April 12 2023 Digital-First Comic Releases
These releases are exclusively available on the Marvel Unlimited app – you cannot access them from a web browser even if you have a subscription! They also haven’t been quick to be released in print, though we’ve now see print version of both X-Men Unlimited and It’s Jeff at more than a one year lag from their original release.
- Alligator Loki Infinity Comic (2022) #23 – See Guide to Loki. This releases on a bi-weekly schedule.
- Avengers Unlimited Infinity Comic (2022) #41 – See Guide to Avengers (2010 – present).
- Love Unlimited Infinity Comic (2022) #45 – I haven’t decided where this should be placed yet! (Any thoughts?)
- Marvel’s Voices Infinity Comic (2022) #48 – The current arc is about Negasonic Teenage Warhead.
- Spider-Verse Unlimited Infinity Comic (2022) #45 – See Guide to Spider-Man, Peter Parker (2018 – present)
- X-Men Unlimited Infinity Comic (2021) #82 – See Guide t0 X-Men – The Age of Krakoa
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