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Published September 22, 2023

The New Marvel Books Hitting Stores in September

‘Look Out for The Little Guy!’ with Ant-Man: Scott Lang, inside the making of Marvel Studios’ ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,’ and classic collections starring the Avengers, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four and more.

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See what new and upcoming prose novels, collections, picture books and more are coming to bookstores near you!

This September, Look Out for The Little Guy! in Ant-Man: Scott Lang’s self-penned memoir, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, stacks of stories for young readers starring Loki, Hulk, and Spider-Man, plus three classic collections from the Penguin Classics lineup featuring the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men!

Read about each new September release, then order online or pick up in stores near you.

THREE NEW TITLES IN THE PENGUIN CLASSICS MARVEL COLLECTION

Available now! The Penguin Classics Marvel Collection presents the origin stories, seminal tales, and characters of the Marvel Universe to explore Marvel’s transformative and timeless influence on an entire genre of fantasy.

September’s lineup from the Penguin Classics Marvel Collection.
September’s lineup from the Penguin Classics Marvel Collection.

THE AVENGERS

Starting in 1961, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and their collaborators transformed the Super Hero genre with a series of new creations, including the Incredible Hulk, the Mighty Thor, and the Invincible Iron Man. In 1963, Lee and Kirby brought these characters together for the first time in a new magazine called AVENGERS—adding a resurrected Captain America shortly after. Over time the Avengers’ roster would frequently change, mirroring transformations in the Marvel Universe and the society that it reflected. This unique collection gathers key issues from the first few years of that 1963 series, including AVENGERS #1-4, #9, #16, #26, #28, #44, #57, #58, #71, #74, and #83. 
 
A foreword by Leigh Bardugo, a scholarly introduction and apparatus by José Alaniz, and a general series introduction by Ben Saunders offer further insight into the enduring significance of the Avengers and classic Marvel comics.

FANTASTIC FOUR

Throughout the 1960s, the FANTASTIC FOUR doubled as the flagship title and the creative laboratory of the Marvel Universe. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduced dozens of new characters and concepts in its pages, while expanding the emotional bandwidth and visual vocabulary of the Super Hero genre with every issue. This collection gathers some key tales from Lee and Kirby’s lengthy tenure—from their first experiments in generic hybridity to the remarkable fusion of the cosmic and the quotidian that is the “The Galactus Trilogy.” Collects FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #1-5, #10-11, #48-51, and FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #6.

X-MEN

The seeds of a pop cultural phenomenon were sown with the launch of the first UNCANNY X-MEN comic in 1963, at the height of “the Marvel Revolution,” under the creative team of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The title was bookended by some of the best Super Hero comics of that era; the first issue established a creative formula that continues to inspire contemporary creators, while the final issues remain acclaimed for the groundbreaking artwork of Neal Adams. This collection gathers several key tales from the original run of the classic UNCANNY X-MEN series. Collects UNCANNY X-MEN #1, #3-5, #7-8, #14-16, #38, #41, #42, and #44-46.

A foreword by Rainbow Rowell and scholarly introductions and apparatus by Ben Saunders offer further insight into the enduring significance of the X-Men and classic Marvel comics.

SPIDER-MAN’S BAD CONNECTION BY PREETI CHHIBBER

Spider-Man’s Bad Connection is the second novel, after the acclaimed Spider-Man’s Social Dilemma, in a new series chronicling teenager Peter Parker’s first adventures as Spider-Man.

Peter Parker is still learning the ropes—er, webs?—as Spider-Man, and he has a new partner in crime-fighting in his new girlfriend MJ Watson. But having someone who knows his secret makes this high school romance more complicated, not less—especially when a mysterious social media account starts alerting Peter to crimes before they happen. But is it just a smokescreen for a new villain, pulling Spider-Man’s strings—er, webs?

And when the mysterious Spot gets involved, with powers that can turn ordinary reality into swiss cheese, Peter’s realizing that surviving high school might be the simplest of his many problems. Preeti Chhibber’s incomparable voice balances wit and charm with teenage earnestness and vulnerability, giving us an up-to-the-minute take on teen Peter Parker and making him an amazingly relatable Spider-Man.

Cover to Spider-Man’s Bad Connection by Preeti Chhibber.
Cover to Spider-Man’s Bad Connection by Preeti Chhibber.

MARVEL: MULTIVERSE MISSIONS – MOON KNIGHT: AGE OF ANUBIS

From Aconyte Books! Moon Knight stars in this brilliant new Marvel gamebook adventure of choice and chance, where only the player can stop an evil ritual which controls the powers of life and death.

When N’Kantu, the Living Mummy, escapes his sarcophagus and steals an artifact that turns swaths of mankind into zombies, Moon Knight steps in to save the day… But is hampered by an eager Egyptologist whose choices seem to influence his personalities and strengths. As Moon Knight and the Egyptologist chase N’Kantu from the streets of New York to navigating traps, tricks, and riddles within an ancient temple in Egypt, the two uncover an evil ritual that will begin a battle between gods over the power of life and death. Only the Egyptologist holds the key to unraveling the dark plot. Everybody’s lives are in their hands!

Cover to Marvel: Multiverse Missions – Moon Knight: Age of Anubis.
Cover to Marvel: Multiverse Missions – Moon Knight: Age of Anubis.

MARVEL’S SECRET INVASION PROSE NOVEL BY PAUL CORNELL

From Titan Books: A shapeshifting alien race invades the Marvel Universe in this exciting re-imagining of the bestselling comic book event by Brian Michael Bendis and Leinil Francis Yu.

The shapeshifting alien race known as the Skrulls have infiltrated every branch of the Marvel Universe, from S.H.I.E.L.D., to the Avengers, and even interplanetary defense force S.W.O.R.D. As the New Avengers watch leader of the Hand, Elektra, transform into a Skrull after her death, they come to realize that an attack is coming, one that has been planned for many years. From heroes to villains, anyone could be a Skrull in disguise. Uncertain of who to trust, the team tries desperately to unite against an unseen foe. But it is too late. The invasion has begun.

A crashed ship in the Savage Land. A prison break at the Raft. Thunderbolts Mountain under attack. And an armada of Skrull ships approaching Earth. Scattered and hopeless, heroes and villains alike must team up to fight a war they never saw coming, the fallout of which will change the face of the Marvel Universe as we know it.

Cover to Marvel’s Secret Invasion Prose Novel by Paul Cornell.
Cover to Marvel’s Secret Invasion Prose Novel by Paul Cornell.

LOOK OUT FOR THE LITTLE GUY!

Look Out for The Little Guy! is the in-movie memoir by Scott Lang, also known as Ant-Man, that he’s written and shared with the world, as seen onscreen in Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania. Hyperion Avenue is proud to bring this book to real life.

This is the incredible story of an ex-con turned world-saving Super Hero. In Look Out for The Little Guy!, Scott Lang shares with the world a bracingly honest account of his struggles and triumphs, from serving time to being a divorced dad to becoming Ant-Man and joining the Avengers. These are stories of epic battles won and lost, as this everyman turned Super Hero finally tells all—from the official account of what really happened between the Avengers and Thanos to how shrinking down to ant-size really feels to the challenges of balancing the roles of hero and dad.

Across his many adventures big and small, Scott has gathered the wisdom of countless amazing experiences into this, the first memoir from a real-life Avenger. Once you learn the unforgettable details of his epic journey, you won’t need to be reminded…to look out for the little guy.

[RELATEDRead an Excerpt from Scott Lang’s New Memoir ‘Look Out for The Little Guy!’]

Cover to Look Out for The Little Guy!
Cover to Look Out for The Little Guy!

THE ART OF MARVEL STUDIOS’ DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS

Doctor Strange, with the help of allies both old and new, must traverse the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to protect a powerful young girl from a deadly, determined and deranged adversary! Continuing their popular “Art Of” series of movie tie-in books, Marvel Studios presents another blockbuster achievement! Featuring exclusive concept artwork and in-depth interviews with the creative team, this deluxe volume provides insider details about the making of the film!

Cover to The Art of Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Cover to The Art of Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

THE ART OF MARVEL STUDIOS’ THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER

Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder finds the God of Thunder on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced—one of self-discovery. But his efforts are interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher, who seeks the extinction of the gods! To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie, Korg, and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, who—to Thor’s surprise—inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor! Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late. Featuring exclusive concept artwork and in-depth interviews with the creative team, this deluxe volume provides insider details about the making of the film.

Cover to The Art of Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder.
Cover to The Art of Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder.

THE SUPER HERO’S JOURNEY BY PATRICK MCDONNELL (ON SALE SEPTEMBER 26!)

The second book in Abrams' Marvel Arts line, featuring the art of the multi-award-winning, bestselling beloved Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell and the greatest super heroes of the Marvel Universe. 

Imbued with the creativity, artwork, and heart of Patrick McDonnell, this all-new graphic novel love letter features the classic Marvel super heroes including the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Black Panther, and Spider-Man, and is the synthesis of McDonnell’s positive, inspirational sensibility and Marvel’s blockbuster brand. Using the Marvel Universe as avatars, McDonnell muses on how comics changed his life and inspired him to become a cartoonist, instilling a moral sensibility that he carries through his work and his life.

Visually striking, The Super Hero’s Journey incorporates panels from classic Marvel comics as a tribute by McDonnell to his heroes—Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and the other creators of the Marvel Universe—alongside inspirational quotes from Eckhart Tolle, Thoreau, and others, presenting an adventure unlike any you have ever read.

Cover to The Super Hero’s Journey by Patrick McDonnell.
Cover to The Super Hero’s Journey by Patrick McDonnell.

MORE BOOKS HITTING STORES THIS MONTH!

Head to your nearest bookstore this month to pick up any of these new releases!

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