The effects of Marvel's first event of 2017, "Monsters Unleashed," will be felt in even more titles when it kicks off in January. Marvel has announced that four more tie-in one-shots will be released, as "Monsters Unleashed" stomps through "Doctor Strange," "All-New X-Men," "Uncanny Inhumans" and "Champions." Like with the previously announced tie-in issues, these four titles will not interrupt the monthly stories unfolding in their corresponding series; instead each will be numbered with "#1.MU" to signify their place in the crossover.
These four oversized one-shots will all arrive in February, along with issues #2 and #3 of "Monsters Unleashed." "Doctor Strange" #1.MU will feature a story by Chip Zdarsky and art by Julian Lopez, in an issue that sees the underpowered Sorcerer Supreme fight monsters. Writer Jeremy Whitley and artists Ro Stein and Ted Brandt will handle a new adventure from the teen team the Champions in their tie-in. "Uncanny Inhumans'" tie-in comes from writer Paul Allor and artist Brian Level and sees Crystal's team take the fight to Italy. And "All-New X-Men," written by Jeremy Whitley with art by Carlo Barberi will transport the team to New Orleans as they hunt for anything to stop the monsters.
These four one-shots join "Spider-Man/Deadpool" and "Avengers," which are getting one-shots in January.
“Monsters Unleashed” will see a rampaging horde of Marvel’s classic beasts resurface in a colossal manner. The five-issue series will pair writer Cullen Bunn with a superstar roster of Marvel artists (Adam Kubert, Steve McNiven, Leinil Yu, Salvador Larroca and Greg Land) to chronicle the battle between superheroes and super monsters. The series will pit pretty much every monster ever seen in the Marvel Universe against the Avengers, Champions, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men and Inhumans.
“Monsters Unleashed” #1, written by Cullen Bunn with interior art by Steve McNiven, arrives in stores on January 18. Two issues will arrive each month in February and March. A number of tie-in one-shots will also arrive in early 2017.
Official Press Release
MONSTERS UNLEASHED Lets Loose Four New Tie-Ins!Four New Oversized One-Shots For February!
New York, NY—November 8th, 2016 — As skyscraper-sized behemoths rampage across the Marvel Universe – it’s all hands on deck as heroes from across the globe mobilize to combat endless monster hordes! Cullen Bunn and five superstar artists are poised to bring you a blockbuster epic that has to be seen to be believed beginning in MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1. With action so big, it’s spilling out into the rest of the Marvel Universe! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce the next four Monsters Unleashed tie-in one-shots for the month of February – DOCTOR STRANGE #1.MU, CHAMPIONS #1.MU, UNCANNY INHUMANS #1.MU and ALL-NEW X-MEN #1.MU!
First up, it’s massive monster mayhem in DOCTOR STRANGE #1.MU. The good doctor would have a hard time taking down these monsters at peak strength – how do you think he’ll do now that his magic has been diminished? Next, Marvel’s newest teen team supreme goes head-to-head with giant monsters in CHAMPIONS #1.MU. As they crash headlong into their first big conflict, will they find they’re in over their heads? Then, she’s the best there is at what she does – but what she does ISN’T fighting giant monsters. As the X-Men head to New Orleans in ALL-NEW X-MEN #1.MU, what they uncover deep in the bayou could help turn the tide before it’s too late! Finally, Crystal and her crew head to Italy for an epic throw down inUNCANNY INHUMANS #1.MU. They’ll have a hard enough time shutting down one monster, but when two make landfall in Rome – Crystal and her crew of Inhumans will have to dig deep if they want to save the city and everyone in it!
These four blockbuster titles join January’s Spider-Man/Deadpool #1.MUand Avengers #1.MU! Something big is coming to the Marvel Universe, True Believers. You won’t want to miss a moment of the massive monster mayhem when DOCTOR STRANGE #1.MU, CHAMPIONS #1.MU, UNCANNY INHUMANS #1.MU and ALL-NEW X-MEN #1.MU come to comic shops and digital devices everywhere throughout the month of February! Plus, look for the final .MU one-shots coming in March!
DOCTOR STRANGE #1.MUWritten by CHIP ZDARSKYArt by JULIAN LOPEZCover by CHIP ZDARSKY40 pgs. – On Sale in February!
CHAMPIONS #1.MUWritten by JEREMY WHITLEYArt by RO STEIN & TED BRANDTCover by SIMONE BIANCHI40 pgs. – On Sale in February!
UNCANNY INHUMANS #1.MUWritten by PAUL ALLORArt by BRIAN LEVELCover by MICHAEL WALSH40 pgs. – On Sale in February!
ALL-NEW X-MEN #1.MUWritten by JEREMY WHITLEYArt by CARLO BARBERICover by ADAM KUBERT40 pgs. – On Sale in February!