Thursday, December 18, 2014

MARVELKIDS.COM LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE AND DEDICATED AVENGERS DESTINATION

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MARVELKIDS.COM LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE AND DEDICATED
AVENGERS DESTINATION





Marvel continues to expand marvelkids.com with its latest destination dedicated to the mightiest Marvel Super Heroes – The Avengers!  The Avengers destination is designed to captivate the next generation of Marvel fans with digital products and destinations that younger "digital natives" will love, featuring games and immersive activities assembling Marvel’s greatest Super Hero team.

At avengers.marvelkids.com younger Marvel fans can take on the role of Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and more in a variety of interactive games including:

·        Avengers Assemble: Combined Strike - Help the Avengers stop the combined forces of Red Skull and Dracula!

·         Avengers Assemble: Avengers Tower Rush - Help Hawkeye and the Avengers protect Avengers Tower from the invading Hydra forces!

·         The Avengers vs. Gamma Monsters - Defend S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters from Gamma Monsters

·         The Avengers: Bunker Boosters - Stop the Avengers' arch enemies

·         Black Widow - The Black Widow undertakes a difficult mission for Nick Fury

Marvelkids.com’s Avengers destination has all of these games and several more!

Also included at marvelkids.com is a power pack of activities with Avengers downloadable coloring pages, mazes and word searches. Hours of entertainment to challenge the mind of any young Avenger!

In addition to the exciting games that marvelkids.com offers, fans will also be able to watch several "Marvel’s Avengers Assemble"video clips from the hit animated TV series, airing Sunday mornings inside the Marvel Universe on Disney XD. Fans will also be able to explore the Avengers’ universe through in-depth online hero and villain bios that will keep any fan up-to-date with characters from “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” and the Marvel Universe.

“Marvelkids.com launched in September as a new online experience exclusively for kids that allows them to engage with the Marvel heroes they love and even play the role of hero themselves through a variety of fun and exciting games," said Kristin Vincent, VP of Digital Products. “We started with Spider-Man and have now expanded to include the Earth’s mightiest Super Heroes - the Avengers! marvelkids.com will keep rolling out new games, videos and other content so kids can have fun online while in a kid-safe digital environment."

Be sure to check out marvelkids.com here along with the Avengers and Spider-Man destinations:


MARVEL & STEPHEN KING’S DARK FANTASY EPIC RETURNS IN DARK TOWER: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE – HOUSE OF CARDS #1

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MARVEL & STEPHEN KING’S DARK FANTASY EPIC RETURNS IN
DARK TOWER: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE – HOUSE OF CARDS #1
ddie Dean Comes Face to Face with the Gunslinger!


Marvel, in collaboration with Stephen King, is proud to announce the latest chapter in the Dark Tower series – DARK TOWER: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE – HOUSE OF CARDS. Beginning in March 2015, New York Times Best-Selling writers Peter David (Spider-Man 2099) & Robin Furth (The Dark Tower: A Complete Concordance) along with critically acclaimed artist Piotr Kowalski (Marvel Knights: Hulk) continue to bring the dark macabre action from Mid-World to our world in the third installment of Stephen King’s epic masterpiece!
THE DARK TOWER: DRAWING OF THE THREE – HOUSE OF CARDS marks another milestone for the graphic fiction sensation that’s captivated fans worldwide as the saga moves to the second volume of King’s magnum opus.
The troubled streets of New York City pulse with the beat of desolation and crime. Among the dissidents of the city is Eddie Dean a troubled young man gifted with the ability to open doors to other worlds has smuggled narcotics from Nassau to New York City, but now Eddie has to escape a packed airplane guarded by armed Custom Agents! How will Eddie avoid prison and yet also fulfill his contract with the dangerous mobster Balazar? The answer lies in Mid-World, and with a dying gunslinger named Roland!

“In the latest chapter of King’s epic tale there are some fascinating connections being made within the Dark Tower mythos, expanding on the histories of the characters and revealing their twisted ‘family tree,’ says series Editor Mark Paniccia. “Fans will get a real thrill as we discover what kind of role Eddie Dean plays in Roland Deschain's plans to bring the tower down.”

A bold new chapter begins as the landmark series makes its historic return to comic shops this March in Stephen King’s THE DARK TOWER: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE – HOUSE OF CARDS #1.

STEPHEN KING’S THE DARK TOWER:
THE DRAWING OF THE THREE – HOUSE OF CARDS #1
Written by ROBIN FURTH & PETER DAVID
Art by PIOTR KOWALSKI
Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
On Sale March 2015!


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Powers #1 First Look from Marvel




This January, hot off the heels of the highly anticipated debut of the Powers TV series comes POWERS #1 – the recharged and reborn ongoing series from Marvel’s creator owned ICON imprint. A perfect jumping on point for fans old and new, Eisner Award-winning Powers creators Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming are back with a double-sized debut issue for regular price! Now is your chance to jump on board the hit series in time for its television debut!


Hardened homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim are back, investigating the crimes and solving the murders involving superpowered criminals. If a superhero falls dead from the sky, they’re there. If a super villain winds up dead in the gutter, they’re the first on the scene. But having barely survived the most harrowing case of their careers, Walker and Pilgrim are faced with the toughest decision they’ve ever had to face. The discovery of a power no one has ever seen before will lead Walker and Pilgrim down a new path.


Preview Pages in Powers #1





“What a miraculous time for Powers as the TV show becomes a reality to millions of PlayStation owners all over the world,” says series writer Brian Michael Bendis. “What a great opportunity to roll up our sleeves and make a bold new chapter for our characters. As the first issue opens, new powers are popping up all over the place and with that new cases and new headaches for our beleaguered Powers detectives. And most importantly a great new jumping on point for new readers.”

This double-sized issue also includes an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the POWERS TV series with never-before-seen pictures from the set!

Two of the biggest creators in comics bring you a bold new beginning for the blockbuster series. No fan can afford to miss the highly anticipated POWERS #1 when it makes its exciting debut in comic shops this January!
 
POWERS #1 (OCT140904)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Variant Covers by DAVID MACK (OCT140905) & DAVID MARQUEZ (OCT140906)
Photo Variant Also Available (OCT140907)
FOC – 12/15/14, On Sale – 01/14/15
48 pgs./Mature Content…$3.99

King Size Jack Kirby Hardcover Collection from Marvel



He’s the King of Comics. A man who left an indelible mark upon the medium, using his peerless imagination to create some of the greatest stories and characters ever told. In 2015, celebrate Jack “King” Kirby’s incredible contribution to comic book history in the monumental, decades-spanning KING-SIZE KIRBY HARDCOVER collection!
Presented in Marvel’s Adamantium-sized format, this titanic tome clocks in at more than 800 pages of Kirby’s finest stories and stands more than a foot tall! For the first time ever, fans will be able to experience these truly genre-defining stories in a format that complements Jack Kirby’s unsurpassed art and storytelling abilities.

“If there were a Mount Rushmore of American comic book artists, Jack Kirby would be front and center,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso.
Whether it was westerns, romance, war, horror, sci-fi, humor or super heroes – Jack Kirby could do it all! From Captain America punching Adolf Hitler to the super heroic creation of the Fantastic Four, X-Men and Avengers on to the far-out space opera of the Eternals, savor Jack Kirby’s most iconic comics in this one, unforgettable collection.

“Fans should reinforce their bookshelves and coffee tables,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “This one is going to be huge – literally! We’re aiming to bring fans the ultimate collection, the ultimate collectable and the definitive Jack Kirby experience. The King of Comics deserves no less.”

This summer, experience the work of Jack Kirby brought to life like never before. A collection for the ages, experience the groundbreaking storytelling of one of the medium’s greatest pioneers when the KING-SIZE KIRBY HARDCOVER hits stores in July! Hail to the King.

KING-SIZE KIRBY collects material from RED RAVEN #1; MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #13; CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS (1941) #1, 7; TALES TO ASTONISH #5; RAWHIDE KID #17; AMAZING ADVENTURES (1961) #1, STRANGE TALES #89, #94 and #114; TEEN-AGE ROMANCE #84; FANTASTIC FOUR #1, #48-51, #57-60 and ANNUAL #5; INCREDIBLE HULK #3; TWO-GUN KID #60; LOVE ROMANCES #103; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8; SGT. FURY #6 and #13; AVENGERS #4; TALES OF SUSPENSE #59; X-MEN #9; THOR #134-136 and #155-157; NOT BRAND ECHH #1; AMAZING ADVENTURES (1970) #1-2; CAPTAIN AMERICA’S BICENTENNIAL BATTLES; CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #200; ETERNALS #7; DEVIL DINOSAUR #1; and WHAT IF? #11

KING-SIZE KIRBY HC
Written by JACK KIRBY, MARTIN BURNSTEIN, JOE SIMON & STAN LEE
Penciled by JACK KIRBY
Cover by JACK KIRBY
On Sale JULY 2015!

Original Marvel Star Wars Comics Remastered in 2015



Next year, the original Marvel Comic adaptations of the iconic Star Wars trilogy return for new, oversized graphic novels with remastered coloring! It all starts next May as the first original comic adaptation of the greatest space-fantasy film of all time is reborn for the modern age as STAR WARS™: EPISODE IV A NEW HOPE makes it’s triumphant return to comic shops!
Weeks before George Lucas’ first STAR WARS film hit theatres, Marvel gave eager fans their very first look at Luke Skywalker, boldly asking “Will he save the galaxy, or destroy it?” Over 30 years later, you know the answer, but that doesn’t spoil the excitement of reliving this now classic adaptation like you’ve never seen it before – including scenes that never made it to the silver screen! Written by Roy Thomas with art by Howard Chaykin, this iconic story has been remastered for the modern age all-new coloring by Chris Sotomayor.


“When Star Wars took the world by storm in 1977, Marvel Comics was right there with exciting comic adaptations and new stories set in a galaxy far, far away,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “With new Star Wars comics being published by Marvel in 2015, we’re proud to look back on this exciting remastered adaptation of the original film, with remastered adaptations of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi coming later in 2015.
Debuting in an oversized hardcover format with sophisticated packaging and a new cover by famed artist Adi Granov, relive the original Marvel Comics adventure of Luke, Han, Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and the villainous Darth Vader again – or for the very first time. It’s six against an entire galaxy – one that’s far, far away and a long time ago!

May the Force be with you, and in the mighty Marvel manner next May when the remastered STAR WARS™: EPISODE IV A NEW HOPE OGN HC comes to comic shops and bookstores in 2015!
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STAR WARS: EPISODE IV A NEW HOPE OGN-HC
Written by ROY THOMAS
Pencilled by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Colored by CHRIS SOTOMAYOR
Cover by ADI GRANOV
On Sale May 2015!