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
JOAQUIN PHOENIX EYED TO STAR IN MARVEL'S ‘DOCTOR STRANGE’ 07/25/14 @ 6:51 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
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'EVIL DEAD' TV SERIES BEING DEVELOPED BY RAIMI, CAMPBELL07/25/14 @ 6:48 pm EST
As Marvel finalizes surprises for its Comic-Con panel on Saturday, the rumor mill regarding “Doctor Strange” has reached a fever pitch and the actor who has been mentioned most often for the coveted superhero role is none other than three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix, multiple individuals close to the casting process have told The Wrap.
Representatives for Marvel and Phoenix had no comment.
While insiders caution there is no deal in place yet, multiple sources say Phoenix is in consideration and has had discussions about the movie.
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WB WANTS ‘BATMAN V SUPERMAN’ SCRIBE TERRIO FOR ‘JUSTICE LEAGUE’?07/25/14 @ 6:32 pm EST
Today at SCDD, Sam Raimi revealed that he’s currently developing a television series based on his The Evil Dead franchise, Bloody Disgusting reports.
During the Hall H panel discussing The Last of Us adaptation, Raimi told the crowd that he and his brother Ivan, along with Bruce Campbell, are currently writing the “Evil Dead” series!
The Fede Alvarez-directed Evil Dead remake, which hit theaters in April of 2013, bowed well for Columbia Pictures earning close to $100M worldwide. Said remake is rumored to be the third sequel – following The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness – which would eventually tie into the original trilogy.
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MAJOR CAST EXITS ON ‘ANT-MAN’ INCLUDES PATRICK WILSON07/25/14 @ 6:25 pm EST
Warner Bros hosts its SDCC panel tomorrow morning where Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is expected to be front and center, but Deadline is offering a bomb-shell of a rumor:
Oscar-winning Argo scribe Chris Terrio is being courted by the studio to come aboard and script its Justice League movie.
That superhero mash-up will be DC's answer to Marvel’s Avengers juggernaut. Not that well known prior to Argo, Terrio has fast become an A-list scribe, and a favorite of writer-directors. He’s got Bunker Hill with Ben Affleck, and The Foreigner with Matt Damon.
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NEW FRANCHISE RELAUNCH: 'CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE MIGHTY AVENGERS'07/25/14 @ 6:12 pm EST
Don’t expect Patrick Wilson, Matt Gerard and Kevin Weisman to be at tomorrow’s Marvel Studios Hall H presentation at Comic-Con. That trio has dropped out of the ever morphing Ant-Man movie that has Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas and The Hobbit‘s Evangeline Lilly starring.
The movie has been in some state of flux after director Edgar Wright dropped out over differences in creative vision with Marvel’s Kevin Feige, so not surprisingly there is speculation that the trio’s exit is for the same reason that Wright departed and was replaced by Peyton Reed. Marvel insiders adamantly dispute that.
We’re told by insiders that Gerard and Weisman’s characters were omitted in the newly evolved version of the script. Wilson, on the other hand, had a scheduling conflict as production on the movie got delayed, and that is why he won’t be there.
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MARVEL ANNOUNCES ‘SCARLET SPIDERS’ COMIC07/25/14 @ 6:08 pm EST
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But Marvel is doing it anyway!
With Sam Wilson now wearing the red, white and blue, Marvel announced Captain America and the Mighty Avengers
, a relaunch of the Mighty Avengers
book by Al Ewing and Luke Ross.
With Ewing still writing, we are not worried about a drop in quality.
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At the SDCC “Spider-Verse” panel, Marvel’s Spider-Man editor Nick Lowe, in addition to talking about the multiverse crossover event that is known as The Spider-Verse, announced the October debut of The Edge of the Spiderverse #1, and the November debut of a new 3-issue Scarlet Spiders miniseries by Mike Costa and Paco Diaz. The Scarlet Spiders saga features some of the Spider-Man family’s most popular clones, who embark on a dangerous mission where their special abilities are put to good use.MORRISON REVEALS A MAPPED DC MULTIVERSE07/25/14 @ 5:47 pm EST
The Edge of Spider-Verse, which debuts in October, features revolving creative talent on each issue as well as a different Spider-Man from a different universe in each book. The first issue will feature a Spider-Man Noir story, while the second focuses on the Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman, while issue number 3 introduces an all-new sci-fi Spider-Man from the future. (via ICv2)
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RICK REMENDER, JEROME OPENA REUNITE FOR 'AVENGERS: RAGE OF ULTRON' OGN07/25/14 @ 3:19 pm EST
With a multitude of alternate worlds to choose from, where every variation is possible, can anyone hope to navigate through the unknown and find a path to save Earth-Prime?
Grant Morrison does just that with THE MULTIVERSITY. And he drew us a map! ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY just revealed Grant Morrison’s realized vision of the 52 alternative Earths of the known DC Multiverse.
Book a trip to Earth-20 to meet a Society of Super Heroes unlike anything you’ve seen before! Or take a spin around the self-obsessed Earth-16 – a.k.a. Earth-Me! Prepare to meet the Vampire League of Earth-43, the Justice Riders of Earth-18, the rampaging Retaliators of Earth-8, the Nazi New Reichsmen of Earth-10 and, finally, meet yourself on Earth-Prime!
THE MULTIVERSITY #1 arrives on August 20th.
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COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVEL MARKET REACHES $870 MILLION 07/25/14 @ 2:38 pm EST
This coming April, New York Times bestselling writer Rick Remender (Uncanny Avengers, Uncanny X-Force) re-teams with critically acclaimed artists and frequent collaborators Jerome Opeña & Dean White (Avengers, Uncanny X-Force) to take Earth’s Mightiest Heroes old and new to the brink of destruction in Avengers: Rage of Ultron – an all-new original graphic novel! Time and time again, Ultron has reformed himself, each time more powerful than the last. Now, with complete control over the central computer core of Saturn’s moon Titan, only the Avengers stand in the way of total annihilation at the hands of Planet Ultron! This full length original graphic novel marks another stellar offering from Marvel’s all new OGN line, featuring the world’s most popular super heroes brought to life by the best creators and debuts in a high-end, oversized format featuring sophisticated packaging and design.
Home of the Eternals and birthplace of Thanos the Mad, Saturn’s moon Titan now bends to the will of the maniacal and deadly Ultron. With an entire planet under his control, Earth’s obliteration is now within his reach. Only Ultron’s inventor Hank Pym holds the key to defeating his own creation. And it will come with a frightening cost!
“When you release a cutting-edge graphic novel featuring some of the greatest pop-culture icons in the world just in time for their next summer blockbuster, you go big,” said Tom Brevoort, Executive Editor. “That’s why we brought out some of the industry’s top flight talent – Rick Remender, Jerome Opeña and Dean White – for an unforgettable adventure that will redefine Ultron, one of the Avengers’ baddest villains, for both new and longtime fans.”
“Coming out of Avengers: Rage of Ultron, there will be long lasting ramifications,” says Remender in an interview, "It was very important that [this book] be a great self-contained story, but the consequences of it have long reaching effects for not only Ultron, but Titan and Thanos and all the other wonderful pieces that are involved.”
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UNLOCK THE MARVEL UNIVERSE FOR JUST 99¢07/25/14 @ 2:29 pm EST
"The market for comics and graphic novels in the U.S. and Canada reached $870 million at retail last year, according to a new estimate prepared jointly by ICv2's Milton Griepp and Comichron's John Jackson Miller.
"I've been networking with Milton on questions of the numbers underlying the business since he was at Capital City Distribution and I was editing Comics Retailer
magazine back in the 1990s," Miller said. "It's been great to formally collaborate on these estimates for the first time, and I think the result is the most inclusive and accurate picture of the market either of us has ever been able to produce."
"I'm very excited about the market model this collaboration with John has produced," Griepp said. "I've always had great respect for John's work in the area of comic sales, and putting our heads together has enabled us to build a model that all can use to analyze and understand the market."
As presented in the accompanying infographic, the 2013 analysis by ICv2 and Comichron was divided up between periodical comics (what some call "floppies" or "pamphlets"), graphic novels, and digital download-to-own sales.
Graphic novels contributed the largest portion ($415 million) and comic books nearly as much ($365 million), and digital (based on numbers released yesterday by ICv2) continued to grow faster than the market at $90 million.
All print figures are calculated based on the full retail price of books sold into the market, and do not account for discounting or markup.
According to the report by Comichron and ICv2, comics periodical sales occur primarily in the comics store channel ($340 million) and to a declining degree in the "newsstand" channel ($25 million). For book format products, well over half of all graphic novel sales ($245 million) occur in the book channel, with a smaller share ($170 million) in the comics store channel.
ICv2 and Comichron also collaborated on market estimates for 2011 and 2012, revising earlier estimates by both. According to the new report, comics periodical sales grew from $300 million in 2011 to $335 million in 2012; graphic novel sales grew from $390 million in 2011 to $400 million in 2012; and combined comics and graphic novel sales grew from $690 million in 2011 to $735 million in 2012.
Incorporating ICv2 digital comic market size estimates ($25 million in 2011 and $70 million in 2012), the total market grew from $715 million in 2011 to $805 million in 2012.
"It's great that the comics market has found new ways to grow even as the over-all book and magazine markets remain challenged," Griepp said. "It's proof of the fundamental entertainment and literary value of the comics medium."
"According to our records here at Comichron, without adjusting for inflation, this is the highest dollar value the market has reached since 1993," Miller said. "That's great for the business, and we're excited to see what comes next."
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