Planet Hulk #1 news and preview

Yep, another “What’s old is new again” series from Marvel. Seems as though they’re taking the most impactful series and twisting them for their new Battleworld event, gimmick or whatever else you’d like to call it. It’s certain though, there are some talented folks at Marvel working overtime to get  quality words and art written for the crazyness Marvel is unleashing with titles like Planet Hulk #1. They’re also doing wonky things with Google and search terms, as all of these old comics are resurfacing and causing confusion. Way to go MARVEL! Ha! Anyway, read on for the short details about Planet Hulk #1 and have a sneak peek at some of the fantastic art if features.

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PLANET HULK #1

Written by SAM HUMPHRIES

Art by MARK LAMING
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Variant Cover by MUKESH SINGH

On Sale in May!

 

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook. 

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This has to be one of my favorite sketches recently. Has that Conan feel to it.
This has to be one of my favorite sketches recently. Has that Conan feel to it.
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Marvel subscription Newsletter

We’ve been doing a ton of Marvel news, so I thought I would share a lot of their news that I receive in one convenient post. It’s copied from my newsletter that I receive via email. We’ll continue to post original art and news that they send my way.

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New Star Wars Series: Kanan: The Last Padawan
If you think the Star Wars hype is over, you’re surely mistaken young Padawan! Speaking of Padawans, Marvel is happy to introduce a new ongoing Star Wars series coming this April, titled Star Wars – Kanan: The Last Padawan! Written by Greg Weisman with art from Pepe Larraz, Kanan ties into the “Star Wars Rebels” animated series, looking back on the earlier life of its main character, Kanan Jarrus. With a slightly darker tone than the television series, Kanan looks to match the feel of Episodes IV and V. Subscribe to this new series today!

Introducing The Uncanny Inhumans!
We’ve already seen the Uncanny X-Men, Uncanny X-Force, and Uncanny Avengers. What’s next, you ask? None other than the Uncanny Inhumans from fan-favorite creative team Charles Soule and Steve McNiven (Death of Wolverine). Beginning with issue #0 this April, the Uncanny Inhumans will focus primarily on Black Bolt and his pseudo death post-Inifnity. With two ongoing series, an appearance in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show, and their growing presence in the Marvel universe, the Inhumans are here to stay! Subscribe to learn more about this Uncanny team!

Big Things Are Coming….
A Secret War is on the horizon! What does this mean for the state of the Marvel Universe? Well, it wouldn’t have “Secret” in the title if we gave it away that easily! All we can say for now is that you’re in for a surprise — a huge surprise that shakes the very foundation of the Marvel Universe! Stay tuned for more information. You don’t want to miss this!

Star Wars Comics are BACK!
Marvel’s Star Wars comics are back! You didn’t know? What, are you buried under a rock on the moon of Endor? It’s not too late to subscribe to all three new Marvel Star Wars series, including the self-titled Star Wars from Jason Aaron and John Cassaday, Darth Vader from Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca, and Princess Leiafrom Mark Waid and Terry Dodson. Subscribe to all three series today for a special combo price!

Spiders, Spiders Everywhere!
Are your spider senses tingling?  It seems like everywhere you turn, there’s a new Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, or Spider-Gwen waiting for you! Best thing is, it’s not too late to subscribe to any of these new spider-rific ongoing Marvel series, including Amazing Spider-Man from Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos, Silk from Robbie Thompson and Stacey Lee, Spider-Woman from Dennis Hopeless and Javier Rodrigeuz, and the popular Spider-Gwen from Jason Latour and Javier Rodriguez! Subscribe to all the spider-series today!

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New Avengers # 31 features the Great destroyer-first look here

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Ice ICE Iron-man…que Bowie guitar riff. Strange looks like he’s waving goodbye to Gold’s Gym 1985 Hulk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Great Destroyer Revealed in NEW AVENGERS #31
Hickman & Walker Bring You a Key Issue on the Road to SECRET WARS!

Head swimming with Marvel news, Batlleworld events and Spider-Verse Tie ins? Yeah, our heads are a bitty  DROWNEDY at the moment here too. We’re trying to keep it all organized for you. That brings us to the Great Destroyer in New Avengers #31. Jonathon Hickman and Kev Walker bring you this universe shattering tale to debut in March. Details and a preview of New Avengers # 31 and the Battleworld tie in can be found deep below within this wonderful article. If you’re trying to make heads or tails or webs of things, have a look at our interactive battle map here. Thanks for reading, and keep your eyes peeled for more.

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NEW AVENGERS #31 (JAN150812)

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN

Art by KEV WALKER
Cover by IN-HYUK LEE
Women of Marvel Variant by LAURA BRAGA (JAN150813)

FOC – 02/16/15, On-Sale – 03/11/15

 

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Webbed heros reunite for Spider-Verse #1

It looks like Marvel will continue the Spider-Verse event into Warzone! this May. The Spider characters from all over the many universes and realities will bring the battle to Morlun in Spider-Verse #1. We get to see a team comprised of Spider-man Noir, Spider-Girl, Spider-Ham as well as  Spider-Gwen (couldn’t they have been more creative with the Spider-Man UK and Spider-Man India?) in a spider free for all.

Senior Editor Nick Lowe had this to say about the event:

“The SPIDER-VERSE event in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN brought you the first team of Spider-Men,but not the last! Here we build and expand upon the Spider-Verse story in insane new ways!”

 Let’s see what happens, eh faithful readers? Make yours Marvel, if you want.

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SPIDER-VERSE #1

Written by MIKE COSTA

Art by ANDRE LIMA ARAUJO
Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
Variant Cover by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ

On Sale in May

 

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook. 

Spider-Gwen looks so Spider-hungry. Lets put some webs on them there bones.
Spider-Gwen looks so Spider-hungry. Lets put some webs on them there bones.

Preview of new Princess Leia #1 comicbook

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Includes comicbook preview pages and variant covers.

It was just a matter of time before Disney unleashed its talented stable of Marvel creators and artists upon us. That time has come as Princess Leia #1 makes its debut. I’ve included the preview packet directly from Marvel, as well as other Star Wars comicbook news. The cover for the comic is a little more playful, with Leia showing some leg. We all have high hopes for the series and look forward to seeing what else Marvel can do with the Star Wars comics.

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PRINCESS LEIA #1 (JAN150727)

Written by MARK WAID

Art & Cover by TERRY DODSON

Variant Covers by ALEX ROSS (JAN150730), MARK BROOKS (JAN150732),

J SCOTT CAMPBELL (JAN150729), SKOTTIE YOUNG (JAN150733)

And BUTCH GUICE (JAN150735)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (JAN150734)

Teaser Variant by JOHN CASSADAY (JAN150728)

Movie Variant Also Available (JAN150736)

Alex Ross Sketch Variant Also Available (JAN150731)

FOC – 02/09/15, On Sale – 03/04/15

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M.O.D.O.K. mo’ problems: Assassin #1 in May

Looks like our favorite giant headed villain is getting his own mini-series for the Secret Wars saga. M.O.D.O.K. (wow that’s annoying to continuously type out) runs a world called Killville, and it’s where he gets his thrills. Christ Yost had the following to say:

“The fun here is showing how M.O.D.O.K. stands out against some of the worst that the Marvel Universe has to offer, “It’s good to be bad’ is kind of the mission statement here. Can M.O.D.O.K. grow past his design? Would anyone want him to? Those are some big lofty theme-y questions, but let’s be clear…you’re going to see M.O.D.O.K. kill a bunch of people.”

Enjoy the cover below for Assassin #1 and stay tuned here for more Marvel news and Secret Wars announcements.

MODOK ASSASIN #1 (of 5)

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST

Art by AMILCAR PINNA
Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE

On Sale in May

 

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook. 

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A-Force: All Female Avengers to appear during Secret Wars

Marvel came out with the Women of Marvel covers and comics not too long ago (which you can find here) and they’ve one upped themselves with an all-female team. Writing dynamo G. Willow Wilson had the following to say.

“We’ve purposefully assembled a team composed of different characters from disparate parts of the Marvel U, with very different power sets, identities and ideologies.”

She-Hulk, Dazzler, Medusa, Nico Minoru among others will be appearing and be members. G. Willow Wilson is one of my favorite writers and her run at Ms. Marvel has been nothing short of groundbreaking. It also returned me to my younger days and reminded me of what I first loved about comics, especially Peter Parker and teen anxiety.

Read on for more details and great images. I can’t wait to know more about this title. And, I’ll admit, with Silk, Deadpool Secret Secret Wars, and this, Marvel is doing some cool things outside of Moonknight, Magneto and Punisher.

#Marvel#SecretWars#MarvelAForce and don’t forget to follow us at @Marvel.

 

 

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

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Howard the Duck #1 preview comic

Evolution of Howard Variant by CHIP ZDARSKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yep, my teaser the other day turned out to be an intro of things to come. Yours truly has secured a preview of the Howard the Duck #1 and I’ve included it here for your reading pleasure. More details to come hopefully, and as always, read on for your preview. Stop by the twitter @rpdgame 

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HOWARD THE DUCK #1 (JAN150769)

Written by CHIP ZDARSKY
Art & Cover by JOE QUINONES
Variant Covers by CHIP ZDARSKY (JAN150770), PAUL POPE (JAN150771),

SKOTTIE YOUNG (JAN150772), ERICA HENDERSON (JAN150773) and VAL MAYERIK (JAN150774)

Evolution of Howard Variant by CHIP ZDARSKY (DEC148088)

Movie Variant Also Available (JAN150775)

FOC – 02/16/15, On Sale – 03/11/15

 

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

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Deadpool Party! Merc with a mouth returns to the original Secret Wars

I would've cut so many more lawns when I was a kid if this would've been a real thing.
I would’ve cut so many more lawns when I was a kid if this would’ve been a real thing.

Ol’ Wade Wilson is known for being off of his rocker, but he’s been correct about a few things. Like, remember that time he tracked down Carnage and drove him mad? Ah those were the times. So, Deadpool decides that the new Secret Wars isn’t cool or quirky enough for him, so coming up, he’ll be returning to the original series. Let’s hope he gives the Beyonder a wedgie. Read on for more information and some sweet sweet images of our red and black killer for hire in Secret Secret Wars.

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“Way back when, right after I had finished Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, we were looking for something out of the ordinary as a follow up,” Bunn tells Marvel.com. “One of my first suggestions was to have Deadpool thrown back in time into the middle of the original Secret Wars limited series. At the time, we decided to go in a different direction, but the idea of having Wade playing a big, in-continuity role in the events of that series stuck with me.”

 

Marvel.com’s interview with Bunn expands on his excitement of inserting Deadpool into all of these classic scenes from Secret Wars, especially when he meets and interacts with the Marvel heroes from the 80’s.

 

“When Deadpool introduces himself to the other heroes, most of them have no idea who he is,” Bunn notes. “At least, most of them are unwilling to admit that they know him! As the battle between good and evil commences, Deadpool gets plenty of opportunities to annoy the hell out of every major hero and villain in the Marvel Universe before the festivities are done!”

 

This May, DEADPOOL’S SECRET SECRET WARS rudely places itself into Marvel continuity and into comic book retailers everywhere.

Marvel.com/secretwars . Follow Marvel on Facebook at www.facebook.com/marvel and be sure to join the conversation on Twitter with #Marvel#SecretWars, @Marvel @rpdgame

Marvel making big announcement on…”The View?”

So, as if it couldn’t get any weirder, or more “Disney marketing, ” The House of Mouse that once was Marvel will make a breaking announcement on “The View” on ABC about ‘Secret Wars.’ Read on..this is not a prank…I think.

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New York, NY – February 5th, 2015 – Marvel is excited to announce that on Friday, February 6th, at 11AM EST, as part of Marvel’s mega-event, SECRET WARS, it will be announcing its latest game-changing title live on the Emmy-Winning, daily talk show “The View”.

 

“The View,” a live, one-hour daily talk show from ABC (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET), features Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace. It’s the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations. “The View,” broadcast in HDTV and produced in 2-channel stereo sound, is now available to watch online daily at 4:00 p.m., ET/1:00 p.m., PT on ABC.com. “The View” is owned and produced by ABC. Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie are executive producers. For breaking news and updated videos follow “The View” (@theviewtv) and Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg), Rosie O’Donnell (@Rosie), Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) and Nicolle Wallace (@NicolleDWallace) on Twitter™.

Tweet #theview during the live broadcast as select viewer tweets will appear live, on screen, during the show.

Follow Marvel on Facebook at www.facebook.com/marvel and be sure to stop back throughout the day to see what everyone is saying about Marvel’s latest news.

Stay tuned to Marvel.com/secretwars as the new Marvel Universe continues to be forged.  Follow Marvel on Facebook at www.facebook.com/marvel and be sure to join the conversation on Twitter with #Marvel#SecretWars, and don’t forget to follow us at @Marvel.

Howard the Duck returns with these variant covers

Hey, Marvel is transferring their Battleworld format to the 2099 comics, why not bring back Howard the Duck? At least something fun is coming out of the Battleworld thing. Enjoy the covers below and read on for some more information where the covers will be featured.

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Today, Marvel is excited to reveal the following WTD Variants by some of Marvel’s greatest cover artists:

  • All-New Hawkeye #2 – WTD Variant Cover by Francesco Francavilla
  • Amazing Spider-Man #17 – WTD Variant Cover by W. Scott Forbes
  • Rocket Raccoon #10 – WTD Variant Cover by Rob Guillory
  • Uncanny Inhumans #0 – WTD Variant Cover by Christian Ward

Look for these additional WTD Variants to grace the covers of these exciting Marvel comics throughout the month of April:

  • All-New Captain America #6
  • All-New X-Men #41
  • Ant-Man #4
  • Daredevil #15
  • Deadpool #45 (a.k.a. Deadpool #250)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #26
  • Hulk #14
  • Inhuman #14
  • Legendary Star-Lord #11
  • Ms. Marvel #14
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. #5
  • Silk #3
  • Spider-Gwen #3
  • Superior Iron Man #7
  • Thor #7
  • Uncanny Avengers #4

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook

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It's way to early for visitors, Buzz.
It’s way to early for visitors, Buzz.

Secret Wars Battleworld interactive Map

 

Marvel continues to unwind the Marvel universe. It’s now down to a few worlds where the battles will supposedly redefine the comic-world. Battleworld is now composed of several quite campy worlds. If you’re interested in knowing more, check out the interactive map below.

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New York, NY — February 3rd, 2015 — The Marvel Universe is no more. There is now only Battleworld and Marvel.com is the only place where you will be able to learn about the building blocks of the new Marvel Universe.

 

Welcome to the Secret Wars Interactive Battleworld Map! Strange and Mysterious worlds from Marvel’s deep history continue to forge into the new landscape of the Marvel Universe – Battleworld – and Marvel’s Interactive map will guide fans through this strange new land.

 

Updated continuously until the start of Secret Wars, the interactive map features the most recent details of where these new dominions of Battleworld originated from.

 

Today’s update includes the following new dominions of Battleworld:

 

Egyptia

The Regency

New Quack City

2099

Hala Field

The Wastelands

Perfection

New Xander

 

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Women of Marvel variant covers

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Marvel has had some success lately with hiring fantastic Female writers as well as artists. Writers like Kelly Sue DeConnick have raised the bar considerably for not only female writers, but males as well. It’s great to see a focus on women artists with this Marvel initiative, and let’s hope there will be something for writers as well. Let’s hope for a time when it isn’t considered an accomplishment when women can break into comics or any other field as well. They should be there on merit and it shouldn’t be any harder for a female artist to succeed than a man. Ok, enough with my soapbox. Read on and enjoy some of the covers below.

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New York, NY—January 30, 2014— This March, Marvel is celebrating Women’s History Month by gathering some of the best and brightest female artists to tackle some of Marvel’s most iconic characters for a very special variant cover theme. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at a selection of March’s Women of Marvel Variant Covers!

 

“2014 was a huge year for Women of Marvel, both in our comics and behind the scenes,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “Marvel now has more titles starring female leads than ever before, the Women of Marvel panel is one of the most highly attended at conventions, and the weekly Women of Marvel podcast continues to grow.  In 2015, we intend to continue that tradition, and March’s Women of Marvel variant covers — featuring 20 of the best female artists in the industry – is just the beginning.”

 

From the biggest names in the industry today to the superstars of tomorrow, you won’t want to miss a single one of these jaw-dropping variant covers coming to these exciting March titles:

 

  • All-New Captain America #5 by TBD
  • All-New Hawkeye #1 by SHO MURASE
  • All-New X-Men #39 by FAITH ERIN HICKS
  • Amazing Spider-Man #16 by MING DOYLE
  • Ant-Man #3 by KATIE COOK
  • Avengers #42 by TBD
  • Black Widow #16 by VANESA DEL REY
  • Captain Marvel #13 by AUFA RICHARDSON
  • Deadpool #43 by TBD
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #25 by ERICA HENDERSON
  • Inhuman #13 by JILL THOMPSON
  • Legendary Star-Lord #10 by SANA TAKEDA
  • Ms. Marvel #13 by TBD
  • New Avengers #31 by SARA PICHELLI
  • Rocket Raccoon #9 by JANET LEE
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. #4 by COLLEEN DORAN
  • Superior Iron Man #6 by TBD
  • Thor #6 by TBD
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3 by GURIHIRU
  • Uncanny Avengers #3 by AMANDA CONNER
  • Uncanny X-Men #33 by STACEY LEE

 

“Jeanine Schaefer and I have had the pleasure of collaborating with some of the best female artists in the industry to show-off their take on Marvel’s biggest characters and teams,” says Marvel Editor Emily Shaw. “It’s been an incredible experience to bring so many awesome women together for this project. And the results have been pretty awesome!”

 

For more information on the Women of Marvel Variant Covers, check future Marvel Mailers and visit Marvel.com

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Guardians fo the Galaxy Marvel’s Women’s cover

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Turns out Marvel’s Battleworld isn’t a prank

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I was really holding out hope that Battleworld wasn’t really, ya know, a THING. I was hoping it was one of 3 things.

1. A really hilarious prank perpetrated by God. Who is really George Burns. He doesn’t read comic books.

2. A really unfunny deadpan joke delivered by John Cleese. We have stories written by CM Punk.

3. BONUS hope! That I had been temporarily shifted from my home reality to one of the 52 worlds of DC where Marvel truly did suck.

Alas, none of these are true. It seems as though the Marvel universe as we know it is coming to an end soon. I’m kind of…happy. There are many titles, like the Marvels, i.e. Ms Marvel and Captain Marvel, Moon Knight, Iron Fist and the Magneto titles. Ok, enough of my opinion. There are still some great writers and artists at Marvel, and let’s hope they find good quality titles to work on after Disney is done spreading measles to Marvel. OH! Check out the bonus artwork attached.

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Ready, Set, FIGHT! Announcing SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD #1

 

New York, NY—January 30th, 2014— The battles in Secret Wars are so big, we had to launch an entirely new book just to contain them! This May, prepare for the big, bombastic action like you’ve never seen before in SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD #1 – a new 4-issue limited series of wall-to-wall action across the surface of Battleworld!  Bursting with epic action, each issue of SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD features two all-new high-octane stories ripped from the pages of the biggest event of the year!

 

“The weirder and more fun, the better” says series editor Jon Moisan of the tone of the series in an interview with Marvel.com. “You want to see the 1602 version of the Punisher fight the 2099 version of Iron Man? Muskets versus the 1990s version of the future! We can even have the same characters from different worlds fight. I’m sure readers have been dreaming of seeing a dozen different versions of Howard the Duck fight. Well, guess what? It’s completely possible in SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD!”

 

This issue – what happens when Dr. Strange possesses the Punisher? Meet the Sorcerer EXTREME! Only Spider-Man, Wolverine, the Hulk and Ghost Rider of this land can track this terrible two-in-one down. And things are going to get messy! Then, what happens when M.O.D.O.K. recruits every M.O.D.O.K. ever from across Battleworld for his evil scheme. I’ll give you a hint – F.I.G.H.T.!

 

Each issue –  cover-to-cover action, pulse-pounding battles and can’t miss creators. You want action? Look no further than SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD #1when it explodes in to comic shops and on to digital devices this May!

 

SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD #1 (of 4)

Written by JOSH WILLIAMSON & ED BRISSON

Art by MIKE HENDERSON & SCOTT HEPBURN

Cover by PACO MEDINA

Variant Cover by JAMES STOKOE

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

Coming in May!