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Top Comics Publisher Announces Historic Initiative To Reshape The Comic Industry
MAESTRO SMASH! YOUR NEW LOOK AT THE WARZONES! OF FUTURE IMPERFECT #105/06/15 @ 6:51 pm EST
The Marvel ReEvolution
is here—and comics will never be the same! The future of comic book publishing was unveiled yesterday to the raucous crowd at SXSW Interactive’ s ScreenBurn Arcade courtesy of industry superstars Axel Alonso (Editor in Chief, Marvel Comics), Peter Phillips (SVP/GM, Marvel Digital Media) and Jeph Loeb (Head of Marvel Television) during the historic Marvel: House of Ideas
An industry first, the Marvel ReEvolution
seamlessly brings the worlds of print and digital media together for a comics experience like no other. The first two elements of this exciting new initiative were revealed as Marvel Infinite
Comics, a new comic book format, and Marvel AR
, the first major augmented reality app from a comics company. And fans will not have to wait long to get in on the action as they will both be released with the hotly-anticipated Avengers X-Men #1
on April 4th, when the two biggest Super Heroes teams in the world go to war!
“Marvel’s always led graphic fiction industry in digital media innovation and the Marvel ReEvolution
is a quantum leap into the future of publishing,” said Dan Buckley. Publisher & President of the Print, Animation & Digital Divisions, Marvel Worldwide, Inc. “We see print and digital product as complementary, not competitive—so we’ve made sure that not only do we have new digital content but also digital products that enhance the printed page. The release of Avengers VS X-Men #1
, the biggest story we’ve ever told, is the activation point for the re-evolution of comics as a whole.”Marvel Infinite Comics
represent a new form of comic book storytelling, using tablets and smartphones as a new canvas for storytelling, taking advantage of modern technology while staying true to medium’s greatest strengths. The first comic released in this format will be Avengers VS X-Men #1 Infinite
, from acclaimed creators Mark Waid and Stuart Immonen and available on April 4th for purchase on the Marvel Comics app
, free with the redemption of the code found in print copies of Avengers VS X-Men #1
or included with the purchase of the digital version.
“We call these Marvel Infinite Comics
because the storytelling possibilities are, frankly, infinite. Writers and artists now have a whole host of new tools at their disposal to redefine the comic book medium,” said Alonso. “Current tablets and smartphones, along with comiXology’s Guided View technology, allow us to develop new, full length stories for a different medium that are very much truly comics—but experienced by readers in a way no other major company has ever executed.”
The Marvel AR
app, powered by Aurasma, will be released in April for iOS and Android devices. By opening this app and scanning select Marvel products featuring the Marvel AR
logo, you’ll unlock exclusive content starring the world’s most popular Super Heroes -- including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Hulk and many others! Go behind the scenes of your favorite comics, see new footage, hear from creators, catch yourself up on past events and more!
is a perfect example of how digital innovation not only gives added value to print comics, but also brings a delivers an entirely new reading experience,” explained Phillips. “Now fans will have access to more behind-the-scenes material from their favorite Marvel products than ever before—and it’s all absolutely free.”
Check out www.marvel.com
for more information on the Marvel ReEvolution
and stay tuned for exciting developments as the comic industry changes forever.To find a comic shop near you, call 1-888-comicbook or visit www.comicshoplocator.com
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Hulk is the strongest there is! Now, he’s the smartest, most calculating, ruthless villain there is too! This June, ask yourselves – can anyone stop the Maestro? That’s the question when the oppressive lord of Dystopia comes to Battleworld forFUTURE IMPERFECT #1! Legendary writer Peter David returns to the nuclear ravaged wastelands he made famous alongside artist Greg Land for an explosive all-new Secret Wars tale! Now calling himself the Maestro, the Hulk stands triumphant over the world’s heroes and villains having bested them all! Ruling his domain on Battleworld, his gamma-fisted tyranny knows no bounds. Can anyone stop him? Nobody knows – but that won’t stop a small band of rebels led by X-FACTOR from trying! The battle for freedom begins this June in the bombastic pages of FUTURE IMPERFECT #1!FUTURE IMPERFECT #1 (APR150803)Written by PETER DAVIDArt & Cover by GREG LANDCW RENEWS ‘IZOMBIE’ FOR SECOND SEASON05/06/15 @ 6:30 pm EST
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MARK RUFFALO ON JOSS WHEDON BACKLASH: ‘HE’S A DEEPLY COMMITTED FEMINIST’05/06/15 @ 6:23 pm EST
Rose McIver’s zombie crime fighter will live to fight another day.
CW has given a second season to “iZombie,” the procedural drama that stars McIver as a promising med student-turned-undead morgue tech, Variety
has learned. The series, which premiered midseason, has been steady in ratings and has been second to “The Flash” among the network’s new shows this season.
The sophomore season’s premiere date and episode number will be released at a later time.“
iZombie” is developed by Rob Thomas (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (“Veronica Mars,” “The Ex List,” “That’s Life”) and is exec produced by Thomas, Ruggiero-Wright, Danielle Stokdyk (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down,” “Cupid”) and Dan Etheridge (“The Carrie Diaries,” “Veronica Mars,” “Party Down”). It hails from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television. It is based on characters in the comicbook series of the name created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred and published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint.
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DYNAMITE RETURNS TO GROUPEES.COM FOR THE SECOND-EVER,GROUPEES BUNDLE OF DIGITAL COMICS05/06/15 @ 6:13 pm EST
The press tour for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” has been quite the conversation-starter about gender politics on and off-screen. Just as fans were recovering from the Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner fiasco, Mark Ruffalo weighed in on all the hubbub during his Reddit AMA.
The ever-affable Ruffalo, who plays Bruce Banner/The Hulk in the series, took to Reddit to discuss water usage, but of course he was asked about the backlash against the film’s director, Joss Whedon. Whedon’s decision to pair Ruffalo’s character with Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, along with other creative decisions he made regarding the super-spy, was the subject of much heated social media discussion. The director deleted his Twitter account on Monday.
When asked for his thoughts on the criticism against Whedon, Ruffalo replied, “I think it’s sad. Because I know how Joss feels about women, and I know that he’s made it a point to create strong female characters.”
Ruffalo went on to defend Whedon’s interpretation of Black Widow, positing that the backlash is unfounded.
“I think it’s a misplaced anger,” Ruffalo said. “I think that what people might really be upset about is the fact that we need more superhuman women. The guys can do anything, they can have love affairs, they can be weak or strong and nobody raises an eyebrow. But when we do that with a woman, because there are so few storylines for women, we become hyper-critical of every single move that we make because there’s not much else to compare it to.”
Ruffalo ended his reply on a positive note, suggesting that conversations about gender in film are important to have. “The fact that this is a debate that’s coming out of this movie is probably a positive thing,” Ruffalo said.
“I just don’t think that people should get personal with Joss, because he really is – of anyone – an advocate for women. He’s a deeply committed feminist,” Ruffalo said of Whedon.
Whedon controversy or no, “Ultron” is expected to pull in a healthy sum for its second weekend in theaters after bowing with the second-biggest opening ever.
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‘SUPERGIRL’ LANDS CBS’ FIRST NEW SERIES ORDER FOR 2015-16 SEASON05/06/15 @ 5:58 pm EST
Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that Groupees LLC, a unique media and charity bundling site, will host their second-ever comic book bundle promotion that allows fans and curious newcomers to purchase over 75 digital Dynamite comics with "Pay What You Want" purchasing power. A portion of proceeds will be contributed to one of the industry's most important charitable organizations, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The bundle promotion begins today, Wednesday, May 6th, on the website Groupees.com.
Through the Groupees program, customers can purchase a bundle of digital comic book and graphic novels for a price they decide. The first tier of exciting digital content is unlocked with the dollar minimum investment, but consumers can double their take by reaching the $5.00 second tier. Dynamite offers a highly desirable batch of comics at the third tier for a $10.00 minimum investment.
For those who participate in the "Pay What You Want" initiative with considerable support, Dynamite will reward the top six consumers with special prizes. The Top Prize will see the contributor illustrated as a character on two pages inside an upcoming Dynamite comic book, and that lucky person will receive a copy of the issue autographed by its creator. The second and third-highest contributors will receive a hand-drawn illustration of their favorite Dynamite character. The fourth through sixth contributors will receive an autographed comic book from Dynamite's library of high-end collectibles. Additionally, top-secret Group Bonuses will be unlocked for all consumers to enjoy when the overall orders reach certain thresholds.
The $1.00 Minimum Tier features pulp intrigue, beauties and beasts, tough-talkin' private eyes, and mind-blowing horror, courtesy of some of the comic industry's brightest stars: Frank Cho (The Mighty Avengers
), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash
), David Walker (Cyborg
), Joseph Michael Linsner (Dawn
), and more! This accessible bundle includes 24 comics:
• Evil Ernie
• Jungle Girl: Season One
• The Spider
The $5.00 Minimum Tier features 24 comics by the mainstream's most beloved authors and movie directors, like the show writers and animators of Bob's Burgers, Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Kevin Smith (Clerks), Jim Butcher (Dresden Files), and Nancy A. Collins (Sunglasses After Dark), just to name a few. This bundle includes:
• Alice Cooper
• Blood Queen
• Bob's Burgers
• Garth Ennis' Jennifer Blood
• Kevin Smith's Kato
• Project Superpowers: Blackcross
• Vampirella: Feary Tales
Finally, the $10.00 Minimum Tier features 31 comic books by industry legends Howard Chaykin (The Punisher) and Jim Starlin (the creator of Thanos from Marvel's The Avengers), plus bestselling comic characters like Red Sonja, Ash Williams from the Army of Darkness movie franchise, Green Hornet, Vampirella, and more.
• American Flagg!
• Army of Darkness: Ashes To Ashes
• Legenderry: Green Hornet
• Legenderry: Red Sonja
• Legenderry: Vampirella
• Queen Sonja
• Super Zombies
• The Living Corpse: Exhumed
Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment, says, "Our first Groupees promotion was very successful as we brought in new fans to our industry. We've seen this with titles having re-orders through Diamond and digital sales getting a lift that was not there previously. This model is promising and can only help grow the fan base for comics, which in turn can bring more readers to the industry, and that is extremely exciting. We're also creating a new model where we are adding subsequent issues to previous bundles so that the fans can continue their experience, which again, should grow the readership. With comics being - if not the only, then one of the only - forms of print that has grown side by side with digital, we're proud to continue working with Thomas and his team to create more awareness of comics among their audience, who in turn will come into our industry and many of whom will then become ongoing readers."
Part of the proceeds from the Dynamite Groupees Bundle will contribute to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers.
Fans and curious newcomers are encouraged to visit Groupees.com beginning today to take advantage of Groupees' second-ever comic bundle.
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54 YEARS AND 645 COMICS LATER MARVEL PUBLISHES THE LAST FANTASTIC FOUR COMIC BOOK05/06/15 @ 2:53 pm EST
“Supergirl” is a go at CBS.
CBS has given its first new series pickup for the 2015-16 season to a drama series from execproducer Greg Berlanti and Warner Bros. TV that follows the distaff side of the “Superman” franchise. The series stars Melissa Benoist (“Glee,” “Whiplash”) as the title character. It marks the third DC Comics property that Berlanti’s WBTV-based shop has shepherded for TV, following the success of CW’s “Arrow” and “The Flash.” Another “Flash” spinoff is also in the works at CW.
“Supergirl” follows Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El (Benoist), Superman’s cousin, at age 24, when she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be, after leaving Krypton and hiding her powers.
Berlanti, Ali Adler, Andrew Kreisberg wrote the pilot script and exec produce with Berlanti Prods.’ Sarah Schechter. Glen Winter, an alum of “The Flash” and “Arrow,” directed the pilot, which is said to have a hefty pricetag of about $14 million.
The ensemble cast is rounded out by regulars Calista Flockhart who will play Kara’s tough boss at CatCo, Cat Grant; Mehcad Brooks who will co-star as Kara’s love interest, Jimmy Olsen; Chyler Leigh, as Kara’s doctor sister, Alex Danvers; and David Harewood, as supervillain Hank Henshaw, known as Cyborg Superman in the DC world. Laura Benanti will play Kara’s birth mother, Alura Zor-El, in a major recurring arc.
The modern television adaptation will also bring back some familiar faces:Helen Slater, who starred in the 1984 “Supergirl” film, and Superman vet Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”). Both alums were cast in secret roles.
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READ FIVE PAGES FROM SECRET WARS #105/06/15 @ 2:40 pm EST
The U.S comic book shops will receive this week the last edition of The Fantastic Four
comic book. And remember this is the same year that a FF movie will come out, but Marvel says it isn't because of the movie coming, but because people aren't buying the comics anymore, and it's not worth it then.
In this comic Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben face the Psycho-Man, that came from a paralel universe. The edition signed by James Robinson and drawn by Leonard Kirk, doesn't acctually mention the end of the team.
The comic did something that was really cool. They called the comic "The Fantastic Four" which was the original name for 15 issues until they changed it in issue 16 to just "Fantastic Four". So after 630 comics they finally "go back to the origins".
The characters will continue to appear in other Marvel comics, like in Avengers
As you may know, these days Marvel is in a huge event called "Secret Wars", and they PROMISE to kill some of the heroes we love and even cancel their comics aswell.
There is a sadness in the air for true longtime fans today. The FF will be back but still ...
... 54 years is a long time. Nuff said!
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A sneak peek at Secret Wars #1 courtesy Marvel: SCOTT LANG STANDS TALL IN BRAND-NEW POSTER FOR MARVEL'S 'ANT-MAN'05/06/15 @ 2:36 pm EST
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BOX OFFICE: ‘AVENGERS’ TO TOWER OVER ‘HOT PURSUIT’ FOR $85 MILLION WEEKEND05/06/15 @ 2:34 pm EST
Scott Lang blows up in a brand-new poster for Marvel's "Ant-Man"! Check out the poster above and see "Ant-Man" when it hits theaters July 17.
In "Ant-Man," Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) approaches master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) with a suit that grants him the ability to shrink in size but increases his strength! Scott must embrace his inner hero and put the suit to good use and save the world under Pym's leadership. Check out the heroic poster below!
Go see "Ant-Man" when it comes to theaters on July 17!
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THE MUTANT WARZONES! RETURN – YOUR NEW LOOK AT YEARS OF FUTURE PAST #105/06/15 @ 2:21 pm EST
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” will dwarf the competition for the second weekend in a row even after falling sharply from its $191.3 million debut.
Just as the super-team follow-up fell short of its predecessor’s opening numbers, so too will it struggle to keep pace with its second weekend numbers. The first “Avengers” movie did a torrid $103 million in its sophomore weekend after debuting to a record-torching $207.4 million. Mid-week sales have been cooler for “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” The first film pulled in $18.9 million on the first Monday after opening, while the sequel generated $13.2 million on the same day. Look for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” to capture first place with $85 million.
“The fall off is more than expected,” said Phil Contrino, chief analyst and vice president at BoxOffice.com. “The first one was such a big deal to see the superheroes come together for the the first time. With the sequel there wasn’t the same kind of enthusiasm.”
Other analysts think that “Avengers: Age of Ultron” may hold up better, citing the A CinemaScore as a sign that word-of-mouth will be strong even if reviews weren’t as glowing as they were for part one. One other thing working in “Avengers: Age of Ultron’s” favor is that the film won’t be competing with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. The boxers’ pay-per-view face off, as well as last weekend’s Kentucky Derby and NBA playoff games, appears to have taken a chunk out of receipts.
“Without the key sporting events, I think the film will get a little boost this weekend as people catch up with it,” said Eric Handler, an analyst at MKM Partners.
At this rate, it appears that “Avengers: Age of Ultron” will have trouble matching the $623.3 million that the first film racked up domestically. But foreign grosses could be more substantial for this edition. That’s largely because China, where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” opens on May 12, continues to grow at a furious clip, adding a dozen or more theaters on a daily basis. The first “Avengers” did $86 million in the People’s Republic, but more recent Marvel movies, such as “Iron Man 3,” have topped that figure.
On the domestic front, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” more or less has the fanboy market monopolized until “Mad Max: Fury Road” blasts into theaters on May 15. This weekend, Warner Bros. will field “Hot Pursuit,” a buddy comedy with Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, that is being vivisected by critics. However, women made up only 41% of “Avengers:Age of Ultron’s” opening crowd, so “Hot Pursuit” seems likely to be female moviegoers default option, and should benefit from the Mother’s Day holiday. The film is expected to be critic proof, bowing to a solid $18 million on more than 3,003 screens. It was backed by New Line, Pacific Standard and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
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You thought the horrors had ended? Think again! This June, it’s time to return to the ruined wastes of New York City once more! Terrified mutants and deadly Sentinels explode into Battleworld in your first look at YEARS OF FUTURE PAST #1
! Writer Marguerite Bennett and artist Mike Norton take you back to the ruined tomorrow of one of the X-Men’s most famous and tragic tales of them all for a brand-new Secret Wars story! Across the ravaged hellscape of Battleworld’s Sentinel Territories, armies of armored behemoths patrol sky and street alike. Their mission – exterminate all mutants! Amid the destroyed city walks Kate Pryde
– mother, warrior, X-Man. A heroine tried and true, and tested by war, she stokes the fires of revolution. She will do anything it takes to ensure the survival of her people – including her two children! But if she’s going to survive she’ll need help. Her first mission – break the X-Men out of their military prison! With her life and the lives of her family and friends on the line, will she do the impossible? The answers lie within True Believer, this June in YEARS OF FUTURE PAST #1
YEARS OF FUTURE PAST #1 (APR150809)Written by MARGUERITE BENNETTArt by MIKE NORTONCover by ART ADAMS
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