Marvel Comics Unlimited!: June 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Marvel and Netflix Marriage

Dearest Heroes (and Villains!) —

By now you’ve probably read all about the Marvel and Netflix marriage, or so you thought; however, there are some really cool things that many people have missed out on:

  1. Agent Coulson may be a part of the Marvel/Netflix universe
  2. Marvel on Netflix will be a part of the MCU (Earth-199999)
  3. Some comic book series related to these new series are already jumping greatly in value
  4. Rosario Dawson has joined the cast of Daredevil, rounding out a superb group including Charlie Cox as Daredevil and Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin.

GPAnalysis data on a 9.2 Hero for Hire #1:




"Daredevil" will run for 13 episodes and is slated to premiere in 2015 on Netflix. This new show will be followed by four additional Marvel series about the characters Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. These will lead into a unified series called "The Defenders."

Now is a great time to read up on these characters with Marvel Unlimited, but the most classic stories of Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones are not on Marvel Unlimited, so I’d recommend getting into any of the wonderful trade paperbacks on Amazon using the links below.

Daredevil on Amazon
Iron Fist on Amazon
Jessica Jones on Amazon
Luke Cage on Amazon
Defenders on Amazon

The Defenders is available on Marvel Unlimited. Click the image below to go to issue #1 for free reading with a subscription.


Are you looking forward to these Netflix series? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


Until next time,


Sunday, June 22, 2014

X-23 in NYX - Marvel Unlimited Links


If you’re a fan of X-23, you aren’t alone. For a character used in a cartoon, she’s grown into a beloved part of Marvel’s continuity. The story in Nyx is interesting, and well worth checking out. NYX stands for District X, New York City, also known as “Mutant Town.”

X-23 was created for the X-Men: Evolution animated television series before being brought into comics. X-23 first appears in episode #41 (season 3, episode 11) of the program titled "X-23."

X-23 Wikipedia Dump

A top-secret program is tasked to replicate the original Weapon X experiment that bonded adamantium to the skeleton of Wolverine. The project is taken in a new direction: Doctor Martin Sutter recruits renowned mutant geneticist Doctor Sarah Kinney to develop a clone of Wolverine.

Since the only genetic sample from Weapon X is damaged, Kinney is unable to salvage the Y chromosome. Kinney proposes the creation of a female genetic twin; her request is denied. Sutter's protege Doctor Zander Rice, whom he has raised after Rice's father was killed by the original Weapon X, is opposed to the idea. After 22 failed attempts at reconstituting the DNA using a duplicate X chromosome, the 23rd sample yields a viable sample to combine with an embryo. Although Kinney is allowed to proceed, Rice exacts revenge for her insubordination by forcing her to act as the surrogate mother of the specimen. For nine months, Kinney's every move is monitored; finally, she gives birth to "X-23".

Read more at Wikipedia's X-23 article.

Her first appearance is in issue #3 below, you can click the hyperlink text or the issue cover. Below you’ll find links to the collected editions on Amazon.

Nyx #1

Nyx #2

Nyx #3

Nyx #4

Nyx #5

Nyx #6

Nyx #7





Until next time,



nyxfirstseries-2014-06-22-14-09.jpgNyx - Original Series Collected on Amazon

Monday, June 16, 2014

Cable and X-Force / Marvel Unlimited

Hello heroes,

Many of the Marvel NOW launches are now on Marvel Unlimited, and Cable and X-Force is one of my favorites.

The first 17 issues are online as part of MU right now, and you can see them by clicking the link above or the image below.

As a series, it’s got a nice long story arc and it features Hope Summers, a fun mutant that was the placeholder for Jean Grey (to me) until they brought her back from the past.




This volume ends its run at #19 and folds into the new X-Force series that started February 2014.

Until next time,