Anthony’s Marvel Comics picks for December 2017

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Updated on December 10, 2021

Here’s a look at what comics are coming out from Marvel for December 2017. As usual, the full list of solicitations is available here.


  • Marvel Two-In-One #1, $4
  • Ms. Marvel #25, $4
  • Hawkeye #13, $4
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #27, $4
  • Mighty Thor #702, $4
  • Spider-Man #235, $4
  • Captain America #696, $4
  • Black Panther #168, $4
  • Falcon #3, $4
  • America #10, $4
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #26, $4

Trade paperbacks/graphic novels

  • Mighty Thor, vol. 4: The War Thor Premiere (HC), $25
  • Black Panther Digest, on sale Jan. 2018, $10
  • Iceman, vol. 1: Thawing Out, $16
  • The Mighty Captain Marvel, vol. 2: Band of Sisters, $16
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, vol. 4: Girl-Moon, $18


Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #26
“Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” #26. Art by Natacha Bustos.

Marvel continues to get a lot of use out of the various “Fantastic Four” related characters, if not the actual team. “Moon Girl” this month features Galactus and (based on the cover) HERBIE the robot. However, the biggest FF-related news is that a new “Marvel Two-In-One” series debuts this month!

“Marvel Two-In-One” was the Thing’s team-up book back in the 70s/80s; in each issue, he’d team up with a different Marvel Universe character. (See: Batman’s similar team-up title of the same era, “The Brave and the Bold.”) While it’s not the whole team, I do like the Thing, so I’m interested. Chip Zdarsky is the new title’s writer, while Jim Cheung is the artist.

It’s another space adventure kicking off for Squirrel Girl and friends this month.

“The Falcon” this month features Blackheart, the son of Mephisto, posing as the mayor of Chicago as part of an evil plan. Mephisto’s the demon who Peter Parker sold his marriage to in the infamous “One More Day” story that erased Spidey and Mary Jane’s marriage. As for Blackheart, Wikipedia says he’s mostly a Ghost Rider foe, though has fought various other heroes.

Marvel’s releasing a lot of trade paperbacks and graphic novels this month. I assume it’s timed for both the holidays and the February 2018 release of the “Black Panther” movie. As such, there’s various Black Panther trades out this month, including an all-ages digest of stories featuring T’Challa. Meanwhile, Iceman’s solo series is also getting a trade this month.

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