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The infamous firebird of cosmic destruction and rebirth known as the Phoenix Force returns to Earth in Marvel Comics' Avengers in December.

On the hunt for its next host, the Avengers and some of the most powerful heroes and villains in the Marvel Universe will engage in a globe-spanning competition that will ultimately decide who will be the all-new Phoenix.

"The most iconic, primordial powers of the Marvel Universe have been central to my Avengers run. And few forces in the cosmos are more world-shaking and potentially world-destroying than the Phoenix Force. It's legacy on Earth goes back to the Stone Age, as we've seen, but we haven't seen much of the firebird in the present day. That's about to change in a very big way," writer Jason Aaron said.

"The Phoenix is back and in its spirit of fiery rebirth, it's seeking a brand-new avatar. So begins the greatest tournament the world has ever seen, as some of Marvel's most powerful heroes and villains are called to battle for the right to become the all-new Phoenix. All will be transformed. But who will burn?"

As is tradition, the Phoenix Force graces its hosts with iconic new costumes. This time around, the cosmic designs come courtesy of superstar artist, Javier Garron.

"Javier Garron has been doing simply gorgeous work on the Age of Khonshu, and now he's busy bringing to life the biggest, most powerful, more fiery group of Avengers we've ever seen," Aaron said. "Plus a few really wild surprises."

Shown here in Leinil Francis Yu's cover to Avengers #40.


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The Wonderful World of Disney returns to ABC on Wednesday, Sept. 23 with Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy.

Here's how ABC describes the movie:

"Brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits -- Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand -- with the galaxy's fate in the balance."


Below are solicitations posted for December. Click on the publisher's name for the full listings and check back soon for additional solicitations.


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