MARVEL DOUBLES THE VALUE OF ALL ITS TOP-SELLING SUPER HERO COMICS03/09/12 @ 10:20 am EST
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The World’s Top Comic Publisher Announces Landmark Digital Initiative
DAVID LAPHAMíS RETURN TO CROSSED11/21/14 @ 8:47 pm EST
Marvel is proud to announce that, beginning June 2012, all Marvel super hero comics priced at $3.99 will include codes for free digital copies of those same issues on the Marvel Comics app
for iOS and Android devices at no extra cost! That’s right, the most-talked-about comics in the industry—including Avengers
, Captain America
, Invincible Iron Man
, Mighty Thor
, Amazing Spider-Man
. Wolverine & The X-Men
and more—will come packed with a code to ensure fans have the most critically acclaimed stories with them anytime, anywhere.
“We’re committed to bringing fans the best value in comics. By including codes for free digital copies in all our $3.99 super hero comics, we’re doing just that” said David Gabriel, SVP of Sales, Marvel Entertainment. “We’ve seen a tremendous response to the digital codes in Avenging Spider-Man
, our Season One
graphic novels and the Ultimate Comics line. The positive reactions from both retailers and fans make it clear that including these codes with our books drives customers into comic stores on a repeated basis.”
Marvel made comic book history in 2011 by announcing all titles in the Ultimate Comics line would include codes for free digital copies on the Marvel Comics app
, with unrivaled incentives for comic shop retailers. Then, in 2012, Marvel announced the acclaimed Season One
graphic novels would also include similar codes making them the first graphic novels to ever include codes for free digital copies at no extra cost.
“At Marvel, we’re always looking for ways to bring the worlds of print and digital media together to deliver the best comics experience for our fans,” said Peter Phillips, SVP & GM, Marvel Digital Media. “With this next step, fans will soon be able to buy their comics from their favorite retailers but also enjoy them on their mobile devices and tablets, all at no extra charge. Welcome to the Revolution.”To find a comic shop near you, call 1-888-comicbook or visit www.comicshoplocator.com
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com
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GEORGE R.R. MARTINíS IN THE HOUSE OF THE WORM CONCLUDES11/21/14 @ 8:42 pm EST
David Lapham has penned some of the most vital stories in the Crossed Universe. From Crossed: Family Values to Crossed: Psychopath, his influence and characters have defined the depths to which those infected by the virus will go to attain their miserable goals. The celebrated scribe
has returned to the pages of Crossed: Badlands to tell a story of deprivation that drives a normal man to become a monster.Gavin Land was a family man until a ruthless pornographer abused and killed his daughter. Vengeance drove Land to attempt to kill the man that shattered his life, but when he lands in prison he discovers just how far evil extends. While locked behind bars his wife and son are abducted and suffer a
similar fate. He’s truly lost everything, except the burning heat of revenge. When the Crossed outbreak lands him on the outside, even the grinning hordes of infected can’t stand between him and killing the man that destroyed his family.
Lapham shows us the decent into madness fueled by revenge in this essential arc in the Crossed cannon. Crossed: Badlands #66 is in stores this week.
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DC ENTERTAINMENT RINGS IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY DIGITAL SALES11/21/14 @ 8:34 pm EST
George R.R. Martin’s unlimited imagination delivers the final chapter of his fantastically original tale, In the House of the Worm this week in local comic shops. In the House of the Worm #4 reveals the final fate of Annelyn and the Meat Bringer. Surrounded by Grouns and terrifying
worms, this spoiled young man discovers the truth about the races of the fantasy realm. If he is able to survive the terrors of the absolute dark below ground, he has a chance to change the world. Or become a martyr as some truths are meant to not be uncovered. Fan favorite George R.R. Martin introduces another
distinctly original story that will appeal to Game of Thrones fans. Stop by your local comic shop to discover a new tale from one of the biggest names in fantasy fiction.
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ARCHIE COMICS WELCOMES HARPER LODGE BACK TO RIVERDALE11/21/14 @ 8:30 pm EST
This holiday season, DC Digital provides plenty of things to be thankful for – over 750 things, in fact! To celebrate Black Friday, DC Comics will offer 750 issues of iconic Batman stories on sale for 99 cents each for seven days, running November 25-December 1. Plus, on December 1, fans can also purchase 23 essential Vertigo graphic novels for $4.99 each during the Cyber Monday Sale. Get a jump start on holiday shopping and take advantage these incredible deals.
Be sure to check out the complete list of titles on IGN and get your hands on every last issue at the DC Digital Store, Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, ComiXology, and Google Play!
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THE QUACK IS BACK! HOWARD THE DUCK #1 IS COMING11/21/14 @ 8:20 pm EST
Following in the tradition of groundbreaking new characters like Kevin Keller, Archie Comics introduced Harper Lodge, Veronica's cousin, in last June's ARCHIE #656 to a huge response from fans.
Archie Comics is proud to announce that the fan-favorite character, who happens to have a disability, will be returning in a brand new story by writer/artist Dan Parent!
Harper's latest venture: writing a romance book about the boys in Riverdale, has everybody trying to figure out the big question: Who is Harper writing about? Will the gang be able to solve the mystery? Find out why people are raving about Harper and how she fits in perfectly with the rest of the gang in Riverdale!
Harper returns in ARCHIE #665, on sale 3/4.READ DYNAMIC FORCES' INTERVIEW WITH DAN PARENT ON THE CREATION OF HARPER LODGE by clicking here! Then come on back to the DF Page for more NEWS!
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RELIVE THE LEGACY OF MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS IN 201511/21/14 @ 8:15 pm EST
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. But who needs turkey, when you can have a little duck?! That’s right – he’s back! The fabulous fowl. The web-footed wonder. The denizen of Duckworld. The one and only HOWARD THE DUCK! And he’s coming to you this March for HOWARD THE DUCK #1
– a brand new ongoing series from writer Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals, Original Sins
) and artist Joe Quinones (Savage Wolverine
, Harley Quinn
Straight from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
…post-credits scene comes the comic book return of the Marvel Universe’s most satirical sort. Join him as he takes on the Marvel Universe’s strangest cases only a talking duck can quack as New York City’s newest private investigator! New York City is full of the strange and the weird – a talking duck gumshoe shouldn’t be that much of a shocker!
Of the title’s new direction, Howard the Duck
Editor Wil Moss said “We’re thrilled to be bringing Howard back to the stands! The stuff Chip & Joe have planned for this series…well, to be honest, I don’t know if we’ll be able to publish most of it. But the stuff that does clear with legal is going to be amazing! Plus there’ll be some backup stories starting in issue #2 by a dream-team of guest contributors -- a lot of people are eager to take a shot at this duck!”
Be there when Howard the Duck ventures through the Marvel Universe, trapped in a world he’s become accustomed to as he takes on the Black Cat, She-Hulk and mysterious forces from outer space! Plus maybe even a Guardian of the Galaxy or two! (Mmmmmaybe.)Howard’s just a regular guy…who also happens to be a duck. Don’t miss his tour through the Marvel Universe whenHOWARD THE DUCK #1
comes to comic shops and digital devices this coming March. WAUGH!
HOWARD THE DUCK #1Written by CHIP ZDARSKY
Art & Cover by JOE QUINONES
Variant Cover by CHIP ZDARSKYOn Sale March 2015!
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AVENGERS NOW! TITLES FLY OFF SHELVES AS THREE NEW SERIES RETURN TO PRESS11/21/14 @ 8:03 pm EST
Before the all-new Secret Wars takes the comic world by storm in 2015, relive the complete Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars legacy in one complete, stunning package. Hot off the heels of this year’s sold-out Marvel Famous Firsts: 75th Anniversary Masterworks Slipcase Set, Marvel is proud to present the MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD BOX SET SLIPCASE
, a deluxe collection of 11 hardcovers chronicling the history of one of Marvel’s most storied events!
Coming in June 2015, readers will be transported to Battleworld and back as they experience over 30 years of Secret Wars stories in one of the most comprehensive collections we’ve ever released! Plus, each of these extremely limited box sets comes complete with a full-size poster: legendary painter Alex Ross's rendition of the cover to Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1!
“Our Marvel Famous Firsts: 75th Anniversary Masterworks Slipcase Set was a huge hit with fans and retailers, selling out almost instantaneously. We knew we had to follow that up with something big,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Not only do you get the entire history of Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars along with a complete hardcover jam packed with extras and bonus material, but they are all presented in one of the most stunning packages we’ve ever produced.”MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD BOX SET SLIPCASE
is only available in extremely limited quantities, so don’t miss your chance to own a piece of Marvel history. This slipcase will arrive at local comic shops in June 2015 containing the following volumes: MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: TO BATTLEWORLD AND BACK PREMIERE HC
334 pgs. - collecting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #251–252, Incredible Hulk (1968) #294-295, Iron Man (1968) #181-182, Thing (1983) #10, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #180-181, Captain America (1968) #292, Avengers (1963) #242-243, Thor (1966) #341
and material from Fantastic Four (1961) #265MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS PREMIERE HC
328 pgs. - collecting Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1-12THING: BATTLEWORLD PREMIERE HC
328 pgs. - collecting Thing (1983) #11-22,
and Fantastic Four (1963) #274
and #277SECRET WARS II VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC
280 pgs. - collecting Secret Wars II #1-3, New Mutants (1983) #30, Captain America (1968) #308, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #196, Iron Man (1968) #197, Web of Spider-Man (1985) #6, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #268, Fantastic Four (1961) #282
and Avengers (1963) #260. SECRET WARS II VOL. 2 PREMIERE HC
296 pgs. - collecting Secret Wars II #4-6, Daredevil (1964) #223, Incredible Hulk (1968) #312, Alpha Flight (1983) #28, Dazzler #40, Avengers (1963) #261, Thing (1983) #30, Doctor Strange (1974) #74, Fantastic Four (1961) #285
and Cloak & Dagger (1985) #4SECRET WARS II VOL. 3 PREMIERE HC
296 pgs. – collecting Secret Wars II #7-8, Power Pack (1984) #18, Thor (1966) #363, Power Man & Iron Fist #121, New Mutants (1983) #36-37, New Defenders #152, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #273, Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #111
and Uncanny X-Men (1981) #202SECRET WARS II VOL. 4 PREMIERE HC
288 pgs. - collecting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #274, Avengers (1963) #265-266, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #203,
and Fantastic Four (1961) #288
SECRET WAR PREMIERE HC
344 pgs. - collecting New Avengers: Illuminati (2007) #3, Secret War #1-5, Pulse #6-9
and Secret War: From the Files of Nick FuryBEYOND THE SECRET WARS PREMIERE HC
352 pgs. – collecting Beyond! #1-6, Spider-Man & The Secret Wars #1-4, What IF? (1989) #4
and #114, What If? Secret Wars,
andVenom/Deadpool: What If?MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: BEHIND THE SCENES PREMIERE HC
360 pgs. – The secrets behind the Secret Wars! Discover everything you ever wanted to know — and more — about Marvel’s history of covert combats in this compendious collection of bonus content and special features for MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS, SECRET WARS II, SECRET WAR, BEYOND! and more! From original art to design sketches to posters to MARVEL AGE articles to OFFICIAL HANDBOOK entries to alternate and reprint covers — if this volume doesn’t have it, you don't need it! See Mike Zeck’s original pencils for MARVEL SUPER HEROESSECRET WARS #1, and the original version of SECRET WARS II #1 by Sal Buscema! Learn about the shield-slinging, secret-swapping action-figure line that tied in with the comic! Savor a gallery of rarities from Marvel UK! And prepare to get nostalgic as we shine a spotlight on the original epic, thirty years on! MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS ALEX ROSS POSTER
Hardcover: 3,568 pages Language: English ISBN: 978-0-7851-9751-5 On Sale June 2015!
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All-New Captain AmericaDF REVIEW: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #2111/20/14 @ 11:52 pm EST
, Superior Iron Man
are smash hits!
Exciting and ambitious, these Avengers NOW! titles are bringing seismic changes to some of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, reinvigorating and recharging some of the most popular characters in all of fiction. Today, Marvel is pleased to announce that three of these hit titles have completely sold out and will immediately head back to press! Missed out on these energetic and action-packed comics the first time? Now is your chance to get your hands on ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #1
, SUPERIOR IRON MAN #1
and THOR #2
when they return to comic shops this December!
Be there when Sam Wilson dons the stars and stripes as the new Sentinel of Liberty, when Tony Stark unleashes Extremis on the city of San Francisco, and when the new Thor tests her mettle against a horde of angry Frost Giants! Don’t take our word for it – here’s what the critics had to say! “…these new directions are taking readers to some very fun places”
– The AV Club “Tom Taylor does have a knack for bringing out the worst in some of our greatest heroes…this is a title to keep an eye on.”
– Comic Vine, on Superior Iron Man #1 “…all I really want out of my Thor comics.”
– Newsarama, on Thor #2
The biggest creators are bringing you the biggest stories in comics and its happening NOW! Don’t miss your chance to get on board some of the most exciting comics in the industry when ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #1
, SUPERIOR IRON MAN #1
and THOR #2
return to comic shops in December!
ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (OCT148170)
Written by RICK REMENDER Art & Cover by STUART IMMONEN
FOC – 12/01/14, On-Sale – 12/24/14
SUPERIOR IRON MAN #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (OCT148171)
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by YILDIRAY CINAR
Cover by MIKE CHOI
FOC – 12/01/14, On-Sale – 12/24/14
THOR #2 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (OCT148172)
Written by JASON AARON
Art & Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
FOC – 12/01/14, On-Sale – 12/24/14
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By BYRON BREWER DYNAMITE BUYS THE ATLAS COMICS TRADEMARK FROM JEFFREY STEVENS11/20/14 @ 8:43 pm EST
With the mystery of Richard Rider behind us (however you feel about that as a fan), it’s good to be heading into a new cosmic adventure of the Guardians of the Galaxy, one that promises to reveal the origin of the symbiote of longtime Venom fame.
Even Brian Michael Bendis himself seems to be excited about this and the Black Vortex storyline coming up.
#21, we have the first part of “Planet of the Symbiotes” which finds the ebony alien slowly taking over our boy Flash Thompson. I am always glad when Bendis uses Knowhere because you never know what Easter Eggs you're going to find. Example: Could that be Cosmo in a cameo taking a sniff of an unidentified pooch?
The riddle of the symbiote’s behavior continues as we see one of the best uses of our gal Gamora by Bendis to date. She suddenly seems like her early self from the pages of Warlock
: wild, unencumbered and truly the Most Dangerous Woman in the Universe! As she says to the symbiote during the fierce battle: “Come on.”
I like what I saw in #21 and I like where the future is going for this magazine. All you DnA nay-sayers, take note!
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FOUR ADDED TO THE CAST OF ĎOUTCASTí PILOT; KIRKMAN WRITING11/20/14 @ 8:37 pm EST
A few folk have been after the Atlas Comics trademark. The second name of the company that would become Marvel Comics.
Marvel’s founder Martin Goodman revived the name in 1974 after selling Marvel. The line soon folded.
In 2002, small press publisher Jeffrey Stevens registered the trademark and had it accepted. In 2010, Marvel tried to get it back and failed. In 2012, Martin’s grandson Jason Goodman also tried and failed.
Then came Dynamite Entertainment CEO and publisher Nick Barrucci, who collects trademarks like some folk collect variant covers, with a long line in revived characters and publishing lines. He learnt from the previous two attempts – and bought the trademark.
Stay tuned to DF News for more!
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It appears that Robert Kirkman has finished the major casting on his pilot episode ofOutcast, his new exorcism drama for Cinemax. Just two weeks ago the casting of Patrick Fugit (Gone Girl) as chief protagonist Kyle Barnes and Phillip Glenister (Life on Mars) as the evangelical preacher Reverend Anderson was announced.
Today, according to The Hollywood Reporter, four more key roles were cast including that of Megan Holter, Kyle’s adoptive sister, a child psychologist, who will be played by Wrenn Schmidt. Also joining the cast is Law and Order Criminal Intent’s Julia Crockett, who will play Kyle’s damaged and raving mother Sarah Barnes, as well as Kip Pardue (Ray Donovan), who will play Mark Holter, a skeptical cop and the husband of Kyle’s sister Megan, and Reg. E. Cathy (House of Cards), who will play Giles, the chief of police, who believes that there is some truth to stories of demonic possession.
Kirkman is writing the script for the Outcast pilot, the first time that he has written a pilot. Cinemax bought the rights to Outcastbefore the first issue of the comic series was even published