It’s time to take a look at what’s out from Marvel Comics this week! This post covers Marvel Comics September 13 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 guide within my Crushing Comics Guide to Marvel Comics to find out how to collect each character in full – and, if a guide is linked from this post, that means it is updated through the present day!
Plus, I’m getting close to caught up on reading all of the Marvel Universe – so I have some commentary on some of the single issues and new collections.
Marvel Comics September 13 2023 Collected Editions
Bishop: War College (2023 paperback, ISBN 978-1302948054 / digital)
See Guide to X-Men – The Age of Krakoa. I read the first issue of this book back when it was released, and it’s an odd bird. A book about Bishop training young X-Men in the defense of Krakoa would’ve been a solid hit, but what we actually got was Bishop dealing with an inane alternate universe side quest while the X-kids got cornered by a villain in their own subplot. If I’m being honest, this pitch never should’ve received a green light.
Captain America: Cold War (2023 paperback, ISBN 978-1302952389 / digital)
See Guide to Captain America – Steve Rogers. This collects the crossover intersection between the Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson Cap titles. There’s only another three issues of both titles combined after this, which makes it odd that they didn’t simply close out the runs in this volume, but there will be a separate “Finale” volume in a few months with Sentinel of Liberty #14, Cap #750, and a Finale issue.
Captain America by Ed Brubaker: Captain America Lives! Omnibus [AKA Vol. 3] (2023 oversize hardcover, ISBN 978-1302954468 / digital)
See Guide to Captain America – Steve Rogers. This omnibus reprint tracks the return of Steve Rogers at the end of the period where Winter Soldier was serving as the primary Captain America. This book doesn’t stand so well on its own – you probably want to first read Brubaker Omnibus, Vol. 2: The Death of Captain America (2009 hardcover, ISBN 978-0785138068 / 2021 oversize hardcover, ISBN 978-1302929619) to understand the story.
Captain Marvel: Game On (2023 digest-sized paperback, ISBN 978-1302951153)
See Guide to Captain Marvel – Carol Danvers. In a totally brilliant move by Marvel, this is a recollection of the all-ages Marvel Action Captain Marvel (2019) #1-6 and Marvel Action Captain Marvel (2021) #1-5. Both the kid and I absolutely loved these books – they’re very close to actual Marvel continuity and Sam Maggs’s writing for Carol is spot on. Highly recommended for Captain Marvel fans of truly any age!
Captain Marvel: The Saga of Monica Rambeau (2023 “Saga of” paperback, ISBN 978-1302950996 / digital)
See Guide to… Monica Rambeau? Hmm, I should probably have one of those… maybe you should check back in a week or two 😉. In the meantime, Monica’s comics appear in Guide to Captain Marvel – Carol Danvers. If you want Monica’s early comics history, this is a fairly complete collection of her greatest hits and solo stories of the 80s and 90s reprinted from a 2019 Direct-Market-only volume.
Marvel-Verse: Kraven The Hunter (2023 digest-sized paperback, ISBN 978-1302950644 / digital)
In a relief to me specifically, this “kids and libraries” targeted digest-size collection does not collect any in-continuity Spidey stories, so it is not covered by any of my guides! It collects Collects Marvel Action Spider-Man (2018) #5-6, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man (2005) #7, Marvel Adventures Super Heroes (2010) #4, Spidey (2015) #9.
Moon Knight Vol. 4: Road to Ruin (2023 paperback, ISBN 978-1302947354 / digital)
See Guide to Moon Knight. This is more of Jed MacKay’s spectacular Moon Knight run, one of of my favorite books at Marvel! While I think this series is worth reading from the start, this story does pick up from a solid jumping-on point for the big antagonist in the past year of this run.
Star Wars: Sana Starros – Family Matters (2023 paperback, ISBN 978-1302933074 / digital)
See Guide to Star Wars Expanded Universe Comics (2015-Present).
Venom Epic Collection: The Madness (Vol. 3) (2023 paperback, ISBN 978-1302953874 / digital)
See Guide to Venom. This is the the third Epic Collection volume in the Venom line, but it’s actually the first that is fully collecting Venom’s own mini-series, rather than mostly his appearances in Amazing Spider-Man. While his landmark first mini Lethal Protector is in the prior volume, this collects his mini-series from 1993 and 1994.
Wolverine Omnibus Vol. 4 (2023 oversize hardcover, ISBN 978-1302953997 / digital)
See Guide to Wolverine – Logan. This collects the year of stories leading up to Logan losing his adamantium in issue #75 in 1993, which is the final issue in this collection – as well as the original graphic novels and Marvel Comics Presents issues released at the same time.
X-Men Epic Collection: Proteus (2023 paperback, ISBN 978-1302950538 / digital)
See Guide to Uncanny X-Men by Chris Claremont (1975-1991). If it’s helpful to you to think about this another way, we could call this Epic Collection “Phoenix Saga Prologue.” It covers the break-up and reunion of the team after their throwdown with Magneto in his volcano base, plus the debuts of Alpha Flight, Arcade, and Proteus! That’s a lot of major X-Men history packed all into one book. If you enjoy Phoenix Saga, this is a natural extension for you. However, if you only enjoy later 80s X-Men, it might not be a total slam dunk – Claremont is still getting his feet under him at this point, and his character voices don’t quite meet the standard of his amazing plots just yet.
Read on for a summary of all of the Marvel Comics September 13 2023 single issue and digital releases!
Marvel Comics September 13 2023 Physical Comic Releases
Alligator Loki (2023) #1 – See Guide to Loki. A 44-page reprint of the entire run of Alligator Loki: Infinity Comic (2022) #1-3.
Astonishing Iceman (2023) #2 – See Guide to X-Men – The Age of Krakoa. One of many Fall of X mini-series.
Avengers Inc. (2023) #1 – See Guide to Avengers Flagships (2010-Present). I am SO INCREDIBLY EXCITED to crack open this new Al Ewing Wasp-starring Avengers book when it hits the digital stands later this week!
Captain Marvel: Dark Tempest (2023) #3 – See Guide to Captain Marvel – Carol Danvers. I’m of a mixed opinion on the first two issues of this Ann Nocenti mini-series bridging the gap from the end of Kelly Thompson’s 50-issue ongoing and Alyssa Wong’s upcoming relaunch. There was a lot of Twitter outcry that Nocenti wrote Carol off-voice in this book, but I really didn’t see it. Sure, this Carol is a bit more militaristic and Boomer-ish than she has come off the past few years under Kelly Thompson’s pen, but that’s actually a lot more of a specific voice for her than the typical “sarcastic Marvel hero” voice that can make her hard to distinguish from her BFF Jessica Drew. Speaking of which, Jessica and a slew of Carol’s other supporting cast are in this book, too. I can’t say it’s GREAT, but I am enjoying it.
Children of the Vault (2023) #2 – See Guide to X-Men – The Age of Krakoa. I haven’t read this book yet, but as I commented in a widely-shared Twitter thread this weekend, it really ought to be titled “Cable & Bishop” – since they’re the starring X-Men with the big sales draw. Unfortunately, without their names on it I suspect it will be ignored.
Daredevil (2023) #1 – See Guide to Daredevil. A brand new Daredevil run from Saladin Ahmed & Aaron Kuder! Can Ahmed keep up the nearly uninterrupted high-wire act of amazing Daredevil runs from 1998 to present – unprecedented on any other major Marvel and DC character? I’m very curious to find out. Ahmed does better with titles with darkness to them than on the youth-oriented books Marvel has given him the past few years. I hope we can see something as excellent as his run on Black Bolt here.
Ghost Rider (2022) #18 – See Guide to Ghost Rider. This is the first issue after the Wolverine “Weapons of Vengeance” crossover.
The Incredible Hulk (2023) #4 – See Guide to Hulk – Bruce Banner. Philip Kennedy Johnson is leaning hard into “Hulk as a monster chased by monsters.” I read the first two issues and I find it bland. I think it’s hard to do anything Horror-adjacent with Hulk after Immortal, which will continue to cast a shadow over the line for years to come.
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2023) #10 – See Guide to Spider-Man – Miles Morales. I am a few issues behind on this, but I am absolutely IN LOVE with Cody Ziglar’s voice for Miles! This might be the most fun I’ve ever had reading Miles in his own title.
Red Goblin (2023) #8 – Ah, Red Goblin, always eluding me. Until I have a proper Goblin guide, I’ve broken down and included this in the Guide to Spider-Man, Peter Parker (2018-Present) only because I like it so much. You’re welcome! 😉
Spine-Tingling Spider-Man (2023) #0 – See Guide to Spider-Man, Peter Parker (2018-Present). If I’m understanding the solicits right, this #0 issue is a collection of the digital Spine-Tingling Spider-Man Infinity Comic (2021), to be followed by an original series by the same creative team of Saladin Ahmed & Juan Ferreyra.
Star Wars: Darth Vader (2020) #38 – See Guide to Star Wars Expanded Universe Comics (2015-Present). I haven’t read any Star Wars books for two years now, but when I left off this Greg Pak title was one of my favorite comics in all of the industry! Alas, there are only so many hours in the day for comic reading.
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi (2023) #1 – See Guide to Star Wars Expanded Universe Comics (2015-Present). The first issue of a direct adaptation by Jody Houser & Salvador Larroca of the D+ mini-series. I liked the core plot of the show, but some of the kidnappings bit (staying vague to avoid spoilers) wore me out. I’m interested to see how much space they take up in the comic version.
Venom (2021) #25 & Annual 1 – See Guide to Venom. Issue #25 ends the current arc, continuing a fun confrontation between Venom and Doom teased by the retcon series Venom: Lethal Protector II (2023) earlier this year. The Annual is part six of the “Contest of Chaos” annual crossovers, featuring Venom vs. Deadpool as written by outgoing Deadpool author Alyssa Wong.
Werewolf by Night (2023) #1 – See Guide to Werewolf by Night. Writer Derek Landy teams up with artist Fran Galan for a Werewolf/Elsa-Bloodstone combo using the original Werewolf, Jack Russell. (Apparently the 2021 reboot of this character didn’t stick).
X-Force (2019) #44 – See Guide to X-Force. I keep hearing that Ben Percy’s X-Force has been on an upswing after last year’s horrid Judgment Day tie-ins, but that’s as far as I’ve read of this Krakoan CIA at the moment, so I have no intel to offer. However, I don’t doubt the title has ticked upward, since Percy writes a terrific Deadpool and he’s now a core cast member.
X-Men Red (2022) #15 – See Guide to X-Men – The Age of Krakoa. I’ve only read this title through issue #10 (prior to Sins of Sinister) and I am absolutely DYING to catch up on everything after that, because the first 10 issues were sheer excellence. If you haven’t been following X-Men comics for a while, this book could be called, “Storm & The Mutants of Mars.” Even though it ties in closely to the rest of the line, you could easily read from issue #1 to here without reading too much else and still follow the story entirely.
Marvel Comics September 13 2023 Digital-First Comic Releases
This is a list of projected releases based on the recent digital release schedule; actual releases are not confirmed until they show up on the Marvel Unlimited app.
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 versions of a few of these series trickle out a year or more after they were released.
- I Am Groot Infinity Comic (2023) #2
- Love Unlimited Infinity Comic Chapter (2022) #67
- Marvel’s Voices Infinity Comic Chapter (2022) #68
- Spider-Man Unlimited Infinity Comic (2023) #2
- X-Men Unlimited Infinity Comic (2021) #104