When Marvel’s “Monsters Unleashed” roars to life in January, it will not only feature monsters from all across Marvel’s history but a batch of new ones as well. Marvel has unveiled six of the new monsters that will be unleashed during the action-packed event. The monsters were designed by the series’ five artists (Greg Land, Salvador Larroca, Steve McNiven, Adam Kubert, Leinil Yu) and legendary artist Art Adams from stats and power rankings devised by writer Cullen Bunn.
“Everything about this story is massive – the scope, the stakes and, of course, those incredible monsters,” said Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso in an announcement. “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.”
To introduce these six new monsters, Marvel has whipped up some fierce looking trading card-style art.
The “Monsters Unleashed” event is a five-issue series written by Cullen Bunn with art from Steve McNiven, Leinil Yu, Adam Kubert, Greg Land and Salvador Larocca featuring pretty much every monster ever featured in a Marvel comic. The event will see teams like the Avengers, Champions, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men and Inhumans all fighting against a monster invasion, and now these eight tie-ins will see how other heroes deal with the event.
“Monsters Unleashed” #1 storms into stores on January 18, 2017.
Official Press Release
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)
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