Thursday, July 14, 2016

"CAPTAIN MARVEL" SOARS FROM STOHL, ROSANAS, AND MARVEL COMICS

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CAPTAIN MARVEL SOARS FROM STOHL, ROSANAS, AND MARVEL COMICS
Celebrity Writer and New York Times Best-Selling YA Author Margaret Stohl Relaunches Marvel Comic Series



Marvel Comics is proud to present Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel as she takes on her new mantle as the most well-known Super Hero within the Marvel Universe!

As the ashes of Civil War II settle, Captain Marvel must come to terms with her new superstar status-quo, but notoriety doesn’t necessarily mean she’s well liked. Thrust into the spotlight, Carol has come to realize that often times, popularity and pain come hand in hand.

The most recent addition to Marvel’s pool of top-tier and premier writing talent, new Captain Marvel writer, Margaret Stohl (Black Widow: Forever Red, Beautiful Creatures), tells The Hollywood Reporter, “She will be one of the most popular heroes on the planet — but that’s not something she is very comfortable with. And of course she’s lost a lot of folks that she’s loved, so she has to cope with that, too.”

On top of dealing with a public life she never asked for, Captain Marvel’s global defense unit, Alpha Flight, is now tasked with training the next generation of planetary defenders.  But how can Carol be a leader and mentor when the loyalties of heroes of the Marvel Universe are now fractured from Captain Marvel’s role in the most recent Civil War?  

“She can't undo the events of Civil War II, and those events will have changed everything — most of all Carol herself,” Stohl says. "Captain Marvel has suddenly become a household name — so what now? While she finds herself at the top of her game, she'll also discover that being there means that game is more dangerous and complicated than ever.”


Does Captain Marvel, and her new recruits, have what it takes? Find out this December in Marvel Comics’ Captain Marvel #1.   

THE FALLEN #1 & THE ACCUSED #1 Explore the Fallout From Civil War II This August!

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THE FALLEN #1 & THE ACCUSED #1 Explore the 
Fallout From Civil War II This August!








The unthinkable has happened. Civil War II has claimed the life of one of Marvel’s greatest heroes. Now, as the death of the Hulk continues to shake the foundations of the super hero community, explore the void he leaves behind in THE FALLEN #1 and THE ACCUSED #1, two can’t miss one-shots coming this August!
First, it’s the trial of the century as Marc Guggenheim (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Ramon Bachs (Secret Wars Journal) and Garry Brown (Iron Patriot) bring you THE ACCUSED #1! As a beloved Avenger falls, another takes the stand to answer for his death. As Hawkeye stands trial amid a case full of super heroes and politics – who will prosecute? None other than Matt Murdock – Daredevil! But when Matt digs into the case and secrets come to light…he may not like what he finds. Has Daredevil bitten off more than he can chew? Amid a growing conspiracy, can the Marvel Universe’s most stalwart defender of justice promise a fair trial? The answers won’t come easy.
Then – legendary Hulk scribe Greg Pak (The Totally Awesome Hulk) returns to the original Jade Giant with superstar artist Mark Bagley (Ultimate Spider-Man) for one last swan song in THE FALLEN #1! As a giant falls, friends and enemies alike gather to mourn his passing. Amadeus Cho, Rick Jones, Betty Ross, Thunderbolt Ross, the Warbound and more. Can they all keep a level head – or will some of them get ANGRY? Plus, what secrets lie in the Last Will and Testament of Bruce Banner?
The Hulk is dead. But his legacy will live on. Be there as the Marvel Universe experiences the cataclysmic fallout in THE FALLEN #1 and THE ACCUSED #1 – coming this August!
THE FALLEN #1 (JUN160752)
Written by GREG PAK
Art by MARK BAGLEY
Cover by LEINIL YU
Variant Covers by MIKE DEL MUNDO (JUN160755)
LEINIL YU (JUN160754) and JACK KIRBY (JUN160753) 
FOC – 07/25/16 On-Sale – 08/17/16

THE ACCUSED #1 (JUN160756)
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Art by RAMON BACHS & GARRY BROWN
Cover by DAVID MACK
Variant Cover by FIONA STAPLES (JUN160759)
and RON LIM (JUN160757)

FOC – 07/18/16 On-Sale – 08/10/16

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Marvel Universe Stands Divided! Presenting…Marvel NOW!

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The Marvel Universe Stands Divided! Presenting…Marvel NOW!


Blockbuster new titles. Shocking new status quos. Top-tier creators. This is Marvel NOW!.
It all starts this fall as the Marvel Universe charges forward into an ambitious new direction. As the industry’s top creators and the hottest up-and-coming voices leave their mark on the world’s greatest super heroes, get ready for exciting and energetic comics coming your way later this year! Kicking off this bold new publishing initiative is the FREE MARVEL NOW! PREVIEWS MAGAZINE, available today at local comic shops nationwide.
Can’t make it to a comic shop? Get in on all the excitement by downloading it right now via the Marvel Digital Comics Store or Marvel Comics App! Get your first look into the cataclysmic fallout of Civil War II and the landscape of the Marvel Universe to come. Packed cover-to-cover with huge reveals, new titles, fresh creative directions and more – you will not want to miss your first look at the Marvel Universe of tomorrow and the must-have comics of the fall!
 “Take a peek at the future of the Marvel Universe in the MARVEL NOW! PREVIEWS MAGAZINE,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso.  “The Marvel Universe stands divided after 'Civil War II,' and inside you’ll find out what that means for your favorite series.  Get a look at some of the new heroes, new teams, and big developments that will keep you on the edge of your seats all the way through 'Civil War II’ and beyond.”
Building upon Marvel’s rich history with an eye towards tomorrow, Marvel NOW! marks the next evolution of Marvel Comics – and a thrilling leap forward. It’s all happening NOW! Be sure to get your hands on the free MARVEL NOW! PREVIEWS MAGAZINE – available today!

Jessica Jones Returns for All-new Marvel Comics Series from the Original Creative Team

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BENDIS AND GAYDOS REOPEN ALIAS INVESTIGATIONS WITH JESSICA JONES #1 
Jessica Jones Returns for All-new Marvel Comics Series from the Original Creative Team


After a decade, Jessica Jones is back in an all-new solo series! This fall, one of the most complex characters of the Marvel Universe returns for an all-new mystery from the original creative team -- Brian Michael Bendis (Civil War II, Invincible Iron Man, Spider-Man, Alias) Michael Gaydos (Alias, Avengers), and David Mack (Alias, Daredevil).

A lot has changed in the Marvel Universe over the past ten years and there are still many secrets hiding in the shadows. Secrets only a special woman like Jessica Jones can hope to uncover. So what haunting secrets from Jessica’s past come back to cause havoc? Speaking with IGN, series writer, Brian Michael Bendis said, "You're going to find out about it in the first issue. We're going to open up a book where Jessica's world has blown up in her face. She's at a place you'll least expect her. You're going to find all of her relationships have altered. And we're slowly going to find out why.”

A lot has happened to Jessica Jones since her debut, but the biggest difference that will be a factor in this new series is the baby girl, Danielle, she had with husband, and former Avenger, Luke Cage.

"Luke and Jessica have tried to raise a baby in a very dangerous environment. We talked about this during [New] Avengers, you're raising a baby in Avengers Mansion and somebody's trying to knock that building over every four days…so your perspective changes, and as an investigator and a detective her perspective will change because she's a mother,” continued Bendis. “I know some people are worried about that baby being dragged like a sack of potatoes that holds down the story or something, but I can think of many ways to tell the story celebrate this part of her life and at the same time complicates it to a degree that a lot of people can relate to. I think a lot of people can relate to trying to 'do it all.' Lord knows I can.”

What unsolved mysteries have fallen through the cracks and what dark secrets have been unrevealed within the Marvel Universe? Alias Investigations is open for business and Jessica Jones is on the case.


Kidrobot and Sega Announce Exclusive Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Collection


Kidrobot is proud to announce a new partnership with SEGA, launching in 2016 that includes a line of Sonic the Hedgehog collectables.

In celebration of Sonic’s 25th Anniversary, the collection features the blue blur captured in various game moments throughout his illustrious career.  Launching Winter 2016, the line includes a Sonic the Hedgehog Blind Box Mini Series, a Sonic the Hedgehog Blind Box Keychain Series and a Sonic the Hedgehog Medium Figure.

“Kidrobot is very happy to partner with SEGA. We are excited to bring Kidrobot’s unique style and sensibility to their ever-popular Sonic the Hedgehog brand,” said Allen Richardson, Kidrobot’s Vice President of Product and Marketing, on the project.

“This collaboration brings together the fandom of pop culture icon Sonic the Hedgehog with the premier creative forces at Kidrobot. Fans across the world will be able to celebrate Sonic for years to come with this creative and fun partnership,” said Ivo Gerscovich, Chief Brand Officer-Sonic, and Sr. Vice President of SEGA of America.

The collection will release in stores and on Kidrobot.com later this year.