Spider-Man Takes Over the Fantastic Four's HQ and More from Marvel in November

It's solicitations week in the comic book industry -- surely you've felt that ineffable crack of energy in the air (right?). Marvel's November 2015 solicitations arrived on Tuesday, with a whole host of new launches under the "All-New, All-Different Marvel" initiative; including new series ("Web Warriors," "Drax," "Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur" and more) and returning ones ("Howard the Duck," "Deadpool," "Ms. Marvel," plenty more). The Star Wars "Vader Down" crossover also starts in November, with the main "Star Wars" series and "Darth Vader" intersecting in a big way. Here's a look at some key information revealed in Marvel's November 2015 solicitations.

  • In "Amazing Spider-Man" #3 by Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli, Parker Industries has a new New York headquarters: The former Baxter Building, the longtime home base of the Fantastic Four. That raises even further questions bout the Fantastic Four's status post-"Secret Wars," along with the Thing in "Guardians of the Galaxy" and Human Torch in "Uncanny Inhumans." And speaking of the Torch: He's set to guest star in this issue, apparently not happy with Spidey setting up shop in his former dwellings.
  • A lot of the pre-release talk of Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez's "Invincible Iron Man" has revolved around the title character's new armor, and it looks like November's issue #3 will include some key new info: "a real good look at exactly what Iron Man's new armor does...and it is something!" Also, Madame Masque, recently revealed to play a major part in season two of ABC's "Agent Carter," is set to target Iron Man in the issue.
  • Before "Vader Down" starts, "Star Wars" #12 is scheduled for November, from the team of Jason Aaron and Stuart Immonen. And it looks to shed some insight into the biggest revelation yet of Marvel's current "Star Wars" era: "the truth about Sana Solo!"
  • Former WWE Champion/current UFC fighter CM Punk makes his Marvel ongoing series debut in November with "Drax" #1, co-written by the always-prolific Cullen Bunn. Now, it's been revealed who will illustrate the series: Scott Hepburn, recently seen on DC Comics titles such as "Teen Titans."
  • It's a big month for symbiotes: Not only does "Venom: Space Knight" debut, but so does "Carnage," from the team of Gerry Conway and Mike Perkins. Beyond Carnage himself, the book will also feature Eddie Brock, the current Toxin, teaming up with John Jameson -- someone who also knows the consequences of being transformed by something from outer space, as the former Man-Wolf -- to pursue the alien-powered serial killer.
  • Speaking of wolves: "Captain America: Sam Wilson" #3, by Nick Spencer and Daniel Acuña apparently features the somewhat unlikely return of Cap-Wolf, though this time it's Sam Wilson experiencing lycanthropy.
  • Scott Lang and Darla Deering had a romance back in the "FF" series a couple years back, but in "The Astonishing Ant-Man" #2 by Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas, it looks like things aren't going to be so cozy: "The Astonishing Ant-Man versus... his ex-girlfriend?! It's the return of Darla Deering, aka Ms. Thing!"
  • New character alert: The Emerald Warlock is set to debut in the "Uncanny Avengers Annual" #1 by James Robinson and Marc Laming. Any connection to Adam Warlock is purely a matter of speculation at this point, but feel free to do so if you please.
  • "Dark Knight III: The Master Race" is solicited for release in November from DC Comics, and Marvel's November 2015 solicitations contained two new printings of Frank Miller's collected work at the House of Ideas: The "Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson" omnibus, plus the "Elektra by Frank Miller" omnibus.
  • With Marvel Studios' "Captain America: Civil War" in theaters in May 2016, Marvel publishing is giving fans who really, really love the 2006-2007 event to show their affection: a $500 "Civil War Box Set Slipcase," with 11 hardcover volumes of the sprawling storyline all in one massive box.

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