Marvel’s MONSTERS UNLEASHED to Let Loose Six New Monsters in 2017!
Top Artists to Create New Marvel Monsters for Monsters Unleashed
New York, NY—October 28th, 2016 – Run if you can! Hide if you must! Nothing can prepare you for MONSTERS UNLEASHED! As massive monsters rain from the skies, rise from the seas and pour from the center of the very Earth – the table is set epic battle fans have been waiting for! It’s all happening this January as Cullen Bunn and some of today’s biggest artists bring you the next thrilling Marvel Universe epic. Gargantuan beasts from across Marvel’s long and storied history have risen up, intent on destroying the planet. But they’re not the alone! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce six brand new creatures invading the Marvel Universe!
“Everything about this story is massive – the scope, the stakes and, of course, those incredible monsters,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “Five action-packed issues celebrate Marvel’s past, present and future, as one new, unforgettable character and several brand-new monsters – created and designed by Cullen Bunn, the five artists and a few surprise guest artists – arrive to leave an indelible mark on the Marvel Universe.”
Look for these giants to make their grand appearance in the pages of Monsters Unleashed – and make a monster-sized footprint on the Marvel Universe to come!
1. SLIZZIK by Steve McNiven
2. SCRAAG by Greg Land
3. MEKRA by Leinil Francis Yu
4. AEGIS by Salvador Larroca
5. HI-VO by Adam Kubert
6. FIRECLAW by Art Adams
“Monsters Unleashed is a love letter to Marvel’s history,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “So we wanted to do something fun for our six new monsters. Being the massive Marvel fan that he is, Cullen had already come up with statistics, power rankings and factoids about all of them. We couldn’t resist the opportunity to create some fan-favorite Marvel Universe trading cards for the big reveal!”
It’s all hands on deck as the Avengers, the Champions, the Guardians, the X-Men the Inhumans and more make their desperate stand against armies of towering beasts of destruction! With 6 powerful new monsters standing in their way, do they stand a chance? Something big is coming to the Marvel Universe – and it’s happening in MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1 – smashing in to comic shops everywhere on January 18th 2017!
MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1 (NOV160745)
Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
Variant Cover by KEN NIIMURA (NOV160746)
50s Movie Poster Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (NOV160747)
Video Game Variant by JEEHYUNG LEE (NOV160748)
New Monster Variant by STEVE MCNIVEN (NOV160749)
Monster vs. Hero Variant by MIKE MIGNOLA (NOV160750)
Teaser Variant by GEOFF DARROW (NOV160751)
Hip Hop Variant by MIKE DEODATO (NOV160752)
FOC – 12/19/16, On-Sale 1/18/17
Raining down from the skies, rising from the depths of the oceans and emerging from beneath the very Earth itself – monsters are invading, destroying everyone and everything in their path! The only thing that stands in their way is an army of the strongest super heroes in the Marvel Universe! But even they may not be enough to stop these towering titans! It’s all happening in MONSTERS UNLEASHED as the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Champions, the X-Men, the Inhumans and more band together to stop complete and total annihilation!
It’s all hands on deck as heroes everywhere must put aside their differences or face extinction! Yet even their full strength may not be enough to stop an endless horde of skyscraper-sized beasts. Will the planet Earth crack and crumble under their might? Find out when Monsters Unleashed #1 makes landfall on January 18th, 2017.
Marvel announced their five Monster Versus Marvel Hero Variants from blockbuster artists coming to each issue of the series they are:
MONSTERS UNLEASHED #5
Monster vs. Marvel Hero Variant by SARA PICHELLI
Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art & Cover by ADAM KUBERT
On Sale in March!
“Monsters Unleashed is rampaging across the Marvel Universe and a select few of your favorite titles this January. Eight oversized .MU one-shots that add even more over-the-top widescreen action than the main Monsters Unleashed series can contain. Who doesn’t want to see the Avengers, Spider-Man and Deadpool throw down with some giant monsters?”