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And Marvel’s ‘Long Awaited Return’ Is… SPOILERS

Last week, Marvel released a teaser image promising a "long awaited return" tied to Avengers: Standoff!. It has since been revealed that the returning hero is none other than Quasar, wielder of the cosmic-powered Quantum Bands.

And while the most memorable Quasar, Wendell Vaughan, returns in Standoff! to pass on the mantle, the new Quasar is a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent named Avril Kincaid. Kincaid retrieves the Quantum Bands in this week’s Avengers: Standoff! Assault on Pleasant Hill Omega and assumes the Quasar name.

Marvel's New QUASAR
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"Avril Kincaid is a high-level S.H.I.E.L.D. agent stationed in Pleasant Hill when Baron Zemo stages his revolt. Seeing the crisis around her, she seeks out the most powerfulicon1.png weapon hidden in the town: the Quantum Bands," writer Nick Spencer explained. " When she arrives to retrieve them, though, she’s greeted by a surprise—the owner of the bands and the original Quasar, Wendell Vaughn. He gives them to her, and from there, she uses them to help turn the tide of the battle in Standoff!. It’s a real ‘step up and be a hero’ moment for Avril, and sets her on the path to becoming the new Quasar."

"Avril definitely provides a fresh point of view within the Marvel Universe," the writer added. "That’s a big part of what has me excited about the character—she has unique perspective and hericon1.png own life and background is something I hope we’ll be exploring in-depth very soon. She has quite the story."

Kincaid would be the fifth Marvel character to possess the ‘Quasar’ name, after Vaughn, Phyla-Vell, Richard Rider, and the original — but unaffiliated to the Quantum Bands — Imperial Guardsman now known as Neutron.

According to Spencer, the new Quasar will playicon1.png a role in several upcoming titles, including his two ongoing Captain America series, but hints at an appearance outside those books in the near future as well.

"We have big plans ahead for Avril; she’ll be a major playericon1.png in some very important upcoming stories," said Spencer. "You can definitely keep a lookout for her in the Captain America books, but I suspect she’ll be showing up elsewhere as well…"

The introduction of the new Quasar is seemingly another step in Marvel’s ongoing efforts to introduce and elevate female heroes in its line. Avril Kincaid is the second woman to bear the mantle of Quasar.

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Just days after teasing the return of a hero with a star symbol, Marvel has revealed who it is, and it’s probably not who you were expecting…

Frank Cho Officially Homages Manara Spider-Woman Cover For Street-Fighter Comic

Bleeding Cool has noted Frank Cho‘s “Outrage” sketch covers, done individually on blankcomic covers for paying fans, that both parodied and relished the infamous Milo Manaracover for Spider-Woman #1.

Now he’s been asked to do one that will see publication.

Cammy#1_cvrD (1)For Street Fighter Legends #1, published by Udon, by Jim Zub and Omar Dogan out in July.

When Marvel eventually published the Manara cover, they used the logo to obscure some of it. Udon have decided not to do that.

STREET FIGHTER LEGENDS: CAMMY #1 (of 4)

Writer: Jim Zub

Art: Omar Dogan

In stores: July 2016

It’s Cammy White, the stinging bee of Street Fighter, in her own action-packed comic series! Cammy now leads the all-new special ops team “Delta Blue”, as they keep England and the world safe from destructive forces. Whether its art thieves, cyber assaults, or would-be world conquerors, Cammy and Delta Blue are ready to face the enemies of freedom and justice everywhere! Plus, Chun-li faces a mysterious opponent in a special bonus story.

MAY161839 STREET FIGHTER LEGENDS CAMMY #1 (OF 4) CVR A DOGAN

MAY161840 STREET FIGHTER LEGENDS CAMMY #1 (OF 4) CVR B PORTER

MAY161841 STREET FIGHTER LEGENDS CAMMY #1 (OF 4) CVR C BLANK SKETCH

MAY161842 STREET FIGHTER LEGENDS CAMMY #1 (OF 4) CVR D 10 COPY INCV (FRANK CHO)

MAY161843 STREET FIGHTER LEGENDS CAMMY #1 (OF 4) CVR E 20 COPY INCV (FRANK CHO)

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Online Sellouts! 4-13-16

Comic Books Online Sellouts

Captain America 75th Anniversary Magazine #1

Captain America 75th Anniversary Magazine #1 (Jack Kirby Variant)

SOLD OUT @ Midtown Already!

Celebrate the birthday of a living legend with an All-New, All-Different commemoration of 75 years of Captain America!

This variant is virtually sold out at almost all online comic book retailers. The Jack Kirby cover seems to be the most sought after and the most difficult to find. Sold out at Midtown within hours. This classic cover of Captain America should do extremely well, with the new Civil War movie coming out soon, and with Steve Rogers’s growing popularity. Many people tout that Captain America is America’s Modern Superhero Icon. Get this comic magazine if you can. Have this book in pristine condition. If you can’t find one in NM+ condition, then make sure to send your book(s) to our current resident Comic Book Presser @ Impressive Comic Books … you’ll do well!

*And just so you know, there are two other variants for this magazine. There’s a John Byrne and Alex Ross cover … and both are also virtually sold out at online comic book retailers.

IN BOOKIES WE TRUST

Rough Riders & Jackpot #1 @ Half Price

If you’re lucky, perhaps you can pick up Rough Riders & Jackpot #1 at about $2 a piece. Not only are these two books potential good reads, but they are also potential candidates for speculation in the future. Most likely, low print runs from AfterShock Comics, and if the stories are good, then they can be adapted into screenplay sometime in the future.

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Online Sellouts! 3-30-16


Online Sellouts

Captain American Sam Wilson #7
Captain American Sam Wilson #7 Alex Ross Variant

Captain America Sam Wilson #7 Alex Ross Variant 1:100

SOLD OUT ! @ Midtown $127.50

ENORMOUS 75th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE! This book might be a tough pull Heronext Wed. I can’t imagine many stores ordering 100+ copies of this book except for major online retailers. Sold out at Midtown almost instantly. This classic cover swipe of Captain America #1 should do extremely well in the secondary markets. Get this puppy slabbed and on eBay asap, while the coals are hot…you’ll do well! IN BOOKIES WE TRUST.