Marvel Comics released twenty-two comics on June 8 (including 3 Timely Comics one-shot reprints) and nine trade paperbacks. Two new Civil War II titles debuted today, including Amazing Spider-Man and Gods of War. Comics released today with characters currently in the MCU included Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Daredevil and Guardians of the Galaxy, among others.

While X-Men: Apocalypse is still in theaters, magazines being published by Marvel on June 8 with characters tangentially-related to the X-Men movie franchise include All-New X-Men #10 and multiple Deadpool titles, including two comics and two TPs.

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Two Star Wars titles were published by Marvel today, including Star Wars: Poe Dameron #3 and Darth Vader #21.

Below are quick recaps and reviews of two June 8 releases, followed by a complete list of Marvel Comics releases for Wednesday. Comics reviewed include Civil War II: The Amazing Spider-Man (#1 of 4) and Timely Comics: Doctor Strange (a one-shot reprint of Doctor Strange #1-3).

Civil War II: The Amazing Spider-Man #1

Rated: T+

Spider-Man has returned to New York City as the Inhumans are bringing Ulysses (a young Inhuman with the ability to predict the future) to apply for an internship at Parker Industries.

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Ulysses is young (not yet old enough to have graduated college) and still needs to be trained to fight. He helps Spider-Man prevent a double homicide and take down four Vulturions (a wink to Web of Spider-Man #1, circa 1985, when they first appeared in Marvel Comics). As Spidey and Ulysses discuss the possibility of the young Inhuman joining S.H.I.E.L.D. some day to help predict the outcome of experimental weapons and medicines, Ulysses lets him know that one of the current Parker Industries employees (Clayton Cole, formerly Clash) would soon be turning on Spider-Man.

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Readers also get a glimpse of a flying car that Peter's company is developing, as well as a reminder that the Green Goblin has been reformed at Parker Industries. If you were a fan of Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War, don't expect the Spider-Man of the Civil War II comics to bare any sort of resemblance.

Timely Comics: Doctor Strange #1

Rated: T+

As someone who got into comics after getting into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this one-shot reprint of Doctor Strange #1-3 (2015) served as a great way to familiarize myself with the eponymous character of the next MCU movie.

For the uninitiated, Dr. Stephen Strange is a former-surgeon-turned-sorcerer whose specialty involves battling the evil forces of the netherworld. It's a touch of the fantastical that makes Doctor Strange feel closer to Thor than Captain America or Iron Man. It's hard to beat a 3-in-1 magazine for $3. 

New releases from Marvel Comics for June 8:

  • Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. #6
  • All-New X-Men #10
  • Black Knight: The Fall Of Dane Whitman TP
  • Captain Marvel: Earth's Mightiest Hero, Volume 1 TP
  • Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Of 4)
  • Civil War II: Gods Of War #1 (Of 4)
  • Color Your Own Young Marvel (By Skottie Young) TP
  • Daredevil #8
  • Dark Tower: The Drawing Of The Three - Bitter Medicine #3 (Of 5)
  • Darth Vader #21
  • Deadpool #9
  • Deadpool And The Mercs For Money #5 (Of 5)
  • Deadpool Classic, Volume 16: Killogy TP
  • Deadpool: World's Greatest, Volume 2: End Of Error TP
  • Empress #3 (Of 7)
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy #9
  • Hercules, Volume 1: Still Going Strong TP
  • Howard The Duck #8
  • Incredible Hulk: Epic Collection, Volume 1: Man Or Monster TP
  • Infinity Watch, Volume 2 TP
  • Marvel Universe: Guardians Of The Galaxy #9
  • Moon Knight #2
  • New Avengers #12
  • Nova The Human Rocket, Volume 1: Burn Out TP
  • Star Wars: Poe Dameron #3
  • Thunderbolts #2
  • Timely Comics: Daredevil #1
  • Timely Comics: Doctor Strange #1
  • Timely Comics: Drax #1
  • Venom: Space Knight #8
  • Vision #8
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