Marvel Comics' solicitations for January 2016 have arrived, and the House of Ideas is certainly celebrating the new year with a bang. In addition to the ongoing adventures of dozens of your favorite heroes and villains, there are plenty of particularly noteworthy debuts, occurrences and finales to sink your teeth into.
- "Old Man Logan" debuts, bringing Wolverine back to the Marvel Universe-proper for the first time since his younger incarnation died just over a year ago.
- And that's not the only new title launching in January -- the first month of 2016 also brings with it new series for "Captain Marvel," "Rocket Raccoon & Groot," "Spider-Man/Deadpool," "Silver Surfer" and "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
- Writer and CBR contributor Kelly Thompson joins "A-Force" as co-writer with G. Willow Wilson as of January's issue #2.
- The solicitation copy for "All-New, All-Different Avengers" #4 indicates that the infamous cover featuring Captain America and Thor locking lips in mid-air isn't a mere tease, referring to it as "Earth's Mightiest Kiss."
- Nature abhors a vacuum, so in "Captain America: Sam Wilson" #4, the role Wilson vacated in order to take up the mantle of Captain America is filled, and readers will meet the all-new Falcon.
- Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld provides a Gwenpool-themed variant cover for "Howard the Duck" #3. The issue also features the final chapter of the Gwenpool back-up story.
- Speaking of Deadpool, the Merc with a Mouth does some time traveling in issue #6, which will introduce Deadpool 2099.
- Meanwhile, in a galaxy far, far away, Charles Soule and Marco Checchetto return to "Star Wars" for the tale of Obi-Wan and Anakin." The first chapter of the 5-issue miniseries begins a story that will fill in some of the gap between the end of "Revenge of the Sith" and the start of "A New Hope."
- Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader square off in the finale of Marvel's first "Star Wars" crossover yet, "Vader Down," and we get another lost adventure of Obi Wan in "Star Wars" #15.