YOUR FIRST LOOK AT INVINCIBLE IRON MAN 518 – WHO IS THE NEW IRON MAN?!05/10/12 @ 9:56 am EST
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SCHWARZENEGGER ZOMBIE MOVIE 'MAGGIE' ACQUIRED BY LIONSGATE08/27/14 @ 2:00 am EST
Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Invincible Iron Man #518
, featuring the all-new Iron Man! Courtesy of the Eisner Award-Winning creative team of Matt Fraction & Salvador Larroca, tensions mount as the Spymaster’s rampage within Stark Resilient comes to its bloody end. The Mandarin is throwing everything he’s got at Tony Stark including amped up super villains! With a big target painted on his back, can Tony Stark make it out alive? Can the new Iron Man save him in time? Find out in Invincible Iron Man #518
, hitting comic shops, the Marvel Comics app
, and Marvel Digital Comic Shop
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #518 (APR120646)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
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LOIS LANE GETTING HER OWN YA NOVEL BY AUTHOR GWENDA BOND08/27/14 @ 1:52 am EST
Lionsgate has been bitten by the zombie bug, acquiring North American distribution rights to the post-apocalyptic Arnold Schwarzenegger-Abigail Breslin thriller "Maggie," the studio announced Tuesday.
Directed by Henry Hobson, a title designer making his feature directing debut, from a Black List screenplay by John Scott 3, "Maggie" is set in a world that has been ravaged by a zombie pandemic. But don't expect Schwarzenegger to be in nonstop action mode: He plays a Midwestern farmer who tries to care for his teenage daughter (Breslin) as she slowly succumbs to a virus that's turning her into a cannibalistic monster.
Schwarzenegger also produced the film, with Bill Johnson, Ara Keshishian, Colin Bates, Joey Tufaro, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam and Matthew Baer.
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VALIANT HEADS TO BALTIMORE WITH PREVIEW FOR THE VALIANT08/27/14 @ 1:27 am EST
Lois Lane will star next year in her own young-adult prose novel written by Gwenda Bond, author of The Woken Gods and the upcoming Girl on a Wire.
Teased Monday by Bond, and immediately deduced by DC Women Kicking Ass and others, Fallout follows a high school-age Lois new to Metropolis, where she’s determined to figure out how a group called the Warheads is using an immersive video game to mess with the mind of another girl.
Published by Switch Press, Capstone’s imprint for young-adult readers, the 304-page Fallout is listed on Amazon for January release. However, Bond indicates it will be published in May.
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Valiant EntertainmentUPCOMING TITLES FROM DARK HORSE FOR YOUNGER READERS08/26/14 @ 9:34 pm EST
will be at the Baltimore Comic Con September 5th – 7th, and they will be giving away The Valiant:First Look
preview edition, featuring an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look inside the all-new, prestige format mini-series event from superstar creators Jeff Lemire
, Matt Kindt
, and Paolo Rivera
The giveaway will be packed with never-before-seen artwork, preview pages, and interviews, and featuring nearly every Valiant hero.
A Valiant panel at 1pm ET on Saturday the 6th with many creators will discuss the future of X-O Manowar
and Archer & Armstrong
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DEODATO BORGES,BRAZILIAN COMIC BOOK CREATOR, DIES AT AGE 8008/26/14 @ 3:26 pm EST
Looking to build on the success of its kids-focused graphic novel collections Plants vs. Zombies and Avatar: The Last Airbender, Dark Horse Comics is expanding the number of all-ages graphic novels it publishes each year. The house is launching four new titles in 2015 with more kids graphic novels planned.Dark Horse announced plans to publish Rexodus, a sci-fi tale based on the notion that rather than becoming extinct, dinosaurs actually left the earth and resettled on another planet, created by Steelhouse Productions. Dark Horse also plans to republish Courageous Princess, an acclaimed fantasy graphic novel by Rod Espinosa originally published in 1999 by Antarctic Press; Veda: Assembly Required, the story of girl raised by robots, by Samuel Teer and Hyeondo Park; and The Return of the Gremlins, a new hardcover that collects the comics periodicals adapted from the Roald Dahl kids classic, written by Dark Horse publisher/founder Mike Richardson and drawn by Dean Yeagle.The books will be published in 2015 and edited by DH editor Sierra Hahn.
“I’ve always been interested in editing more titles for kids and teens. I’m not alone in that I first fell in love with the medium as a child and it led to an enduring love for reading,” Hahn told PW. “My experience was that there weren’t a wealth of acclaimed comics suitable for a 12 to 16 year old. That’s really changed in the last decade with more offerings available to a larger age group thanks in part to the successes of Scholastic’s Graphix and First Second,” she said. “While Dark Horse has always published quality kids comics—Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson’s Beasts of Burden and Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo are surely some of the greatest—it took groundbreaking successes like Avatar:The Last Airbender to really expand that audience and get all eyes on us for our quality kid’s titles,” Hahn said.
Dark Horse announced plans to publish Rexodus
, a sci-fi tale based on the notion that rather than becoming extinct, dinosaurs actually left the earth and resettled on another planet, created by Steelhouse Productions. Dark Horse also plans to republishCourageous Princess
, an acclaimed fantasy graphic novel by Rod Espinosa originally published in 1999 by Antarctic Press;Veda: Assembly Required
, the story of girl raised by robots, by Samuel Teer and Hyeondo Park; and The Return of the Gremlins
, a new hardcover that collects the comics periodicals adapted from the Roald Dahl kids classic, written by Dark Horse publisher/founder Mike Richardson and drawn by Dean Yeagle.
The books will be published in 2015 and edited by DH editor Sierra Hahn. “I’ve always been interested in editing more titles for kids and teens. I’m not alone in that I first fell in love with the medium as a child and it led to an enduring love for reading,” Hahn told PW. “My experience was that there weren’t a wealth of acclaimed comics suitable for a 12 to 16 year old. That’s really changed in the last decade with more offerings available to a larger age group thanks in part to the successes of Scholastic’s Graphix and First Second,” she said. “While Dark Horse has always published quality kids comics—Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson’s Beasts of Burden
and Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo
are surely some of the greatest—it took groundbreaking successes like Avatar:The Last Airbender
to really expand that audience and get all eyes on us for our quality kid’s titles,” Hahn said.
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JUSTIN GRAY TALKS THE LONE RANGER: VINDICATED: A DYNAMITE INTERVIEW ON BLEEDING COOL08/26/14 @ 2:51 pm EST
Yesterday, it was reported that Brazilian comic book creator Deodato Borges died, at the age of 80. He suffered a series of heart attacks, some time after being treated for cancer of the kidneys.
His son is popular comics artist Mike Deodato.
Broadcaster, journalist and radio dramatist, Borges was the creator of one of Brazil’s earliest super-heroes, The Adventures Of Flame, a antastically successful radio show that he turned into a comic book that he wrote and drew – a publication that was famed for selling out in the offices of the radio station after it was announced before they could even get them to news stands.
Dynamic Forces extends its deepest sympathies to Mike Deodato and the Borges family.
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Justin GrayRON MARZ TALKS WRITING JOHN CARTER: A DYNAMITE INTERVIEW IN BLEEDING COOL08/26/14 @ 2:44 pm EST
spent years co-scripting an iconic cowboy with his writing partner Jimmy Palmiotti
… now he is going to appropriately go it alone with Dynamite’s
new series The Lone Ranger: Vindicated
caught up with the writer to talk about the classic masked man and where the series is going to go.BYRON BREWER: Heigh Ho Silver! The Lone Ranger is back in a new mini-series. How did you come to be writing Lone Ranger: Vindicated, Justin?JUSTIN GRAY:
I’ve known Nick for over a decade and he called me and asked if I would be interested in doing a Lone Ranger story. I was actually very interested and excited to be working with the character and Dynamite. Years ago Jimmy and I collaborated on a Red Sonja story drawn by Liam Sharp, but I hadn’t done anything with Dynamite for a while and Lone Ranger is a character I’ve always wanted to tackle.BB: There have been many iterations of the Ranger. To what source material are you looking for your take on the hero?JG:
I thought Matthews and Cariello did a spectacular job and that run should have been the blueprint for the film. Parks and Polls came in with another great interpretation that helped me form the direction I wanted to take. I knew as much as I admired the previous work I needed to do something different. Having worked with the grim reality that is Jonah Hex for nearly a decade I truly wanted to embrace the Lone Ranger’s morality and attitudes toward violence. I wanted to show a side of Lone Ranger that I wasn’t seeing in the previous series.
.BB: Of course, the portrayal of Tonto has definitely changed as times have changed. Tell us about your perception of this Native American.JG:
I see Tonto as aloof, extremely introverted and incredibly loyal, but not the kind of loyalty that reduces him to a sidekick or pet. He’s extremely complicated and speaking openly I view this as an opportunity to write Lone Ranger so the story is largely centered on him.BB: So what is this four-issue limited series about?JG:
It is based on classic western tropes, bank robberies, farmers losing their land, corruption and it is also about the Lone Ranger not wanting to be so “lone” at times and how he has very little experience with male and female relationships.BB: You often hear of the fighting prowess of the Lone Ranger, but often in his adventures he has like Batman proven to be a fine detective. Does that aspect of his character play any role in this mini?JG:
It does and then it doesn’t because some of the story is built around Lone Ranger being exposed to things he isn’t familiar with and how young he truly is. He’s great at being Lone Ranger so I wanted to see how good he was at being John as well. Thee is a mystery at work but there is also a lot of character being revealed. To me Lone Ranger is about his conduct as much as his actions. His morality seems antiquated in a culture willing to live with the fact that the Expendables is a trilogy and violence for the sake of violence is considered entertainment. Not to get all moral, but the character rides a white horse and doesn’t kill so that’s an alien concept in 2014. BB: Will we be seeing some good ol’ stereotypical ridin’, rootin’-tootin’ action, killer hombres, train wrecks and of course Silver and Scout?JG:
Absolutely! In fact I’ve had the most fun trying to come up with non-lethal conflicts that are visually interesting and plausible given the era that the story takes place. Having a scene where the gunfighter shoots all the bad guys dead is pretty easy, but doing it with a hero that refuses to kill is an exciting challenge. I wanted to move away from the shooting people in their hands or guns out of their hands staple and try some other things as well.BB: Why is this a good book for the talents of artist Rey Villegas?JG:
I think Rey is going to hate me. Seriously I always think about that when I work with someone I haven’t worked with before, but I also think he’s got exactly what is needed for a story like this. There’s a sturdiness to his style, it is no nonsense approach where he’s not taking shortcuts and calling for style points. There’s an emotion to his characters that I think pairs very well with the portrayal of Lone Ranger, Tonto and the other people in the story.BB: Would you be interested in the return of a Lone Ranger ongoing?JG:
Absolutely. There needs to be stronger representation for comics that feature different genres, we can’t lose the western in comics but what we need to do is find ways to make it more interesting and accessible. The same goes for crime, science fiction, biographical, sports, fantasy, all of it. Every time a genre comic book that doesn’t involve superheroes goes away I feel like it lessens our culture as comic fans and closes the door to future generations. The ideology of Lone Ranger is one that shouldn’t die, it is the code of the west that was once an inspiration to countless kids and adults. I’m just grateful for the opportunity to contribute to it.
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RELIVE STAR WARS: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS08/26/14 @ 2:34 pm EST
With the settlement of the rights to the Edgar Rice Burroughs
properties, Dynamite Entertainment
is now moving forward with a John Carter: Warlord Of Mars
series written by the appropriately named and life-long fan Ron Marz
. The former Green Lantern
writer talked with Byron Brewer
about bringing the classic science fiction series to life on the comic page
.BYRON BREWER: Ron, first congratulations on this assignment to a core Dynamite Comics character. Tell us how it feels to be writing John Carter for the first time.RON MARZ:
I’ve said before this is literally a dream come true. I’ve loved these stories since I was a kid. The first “writing” I did, just making up stories in my head as a kid, were planetary romances imitating John Carter. Now I get to do the real thing.BB: What does it mean – to the reader, to Dynamite – for this book to be officially authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.?RM:
Well, obviously for Dynamite, it forges a relationship with Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., for whom I’m actually writing some Sunday-style strips. Dynamite is really the premier publisher of adventure and pulp material these days, so it’s just a natural for them to finally be in partnership with ERB Inc. For readers, hopefully it gives them even more of a reason to support this kind of book. And for me, I’m thrilled to be working on an authorized project with two companies I like very much.BB: Will we be seeing original stories here, tales based on Burroughs’ own, or adaptations of actual Burroughs stories?RM:
I felt like the original tales have been adapted enough times that we didn’t need to go that route again. So we’re telling completely new stories, giving readers the further adventures of John Carter, Dejah Thoris and the rest of the cast.
.BB: At what point in John Carter’s life are we exploring in this new title? Does it take over where the last volume of Warlord of Mars left off, with that continuity?RM:
No, we’re not picking up from any specific continuity, we wanted the series to be completely new reader-friendly, not dependent upon any familiarity with the previous series. Honestly, readers won’t even need to be familiar with the novels. The first issue sets up the characters and the world, everything you need to know. The goal is to tell great stories that anyone can read, with John Carter in his prime.BB: Are there any characters in this rich tapestry of literary legend you are especially anxious to write other than John Carter?RM:
Certainly a lot of people who discovered these books at a certain age fell in love with Dejah Thoris, so she’s tops on the list for me. But I’m also keen to write Tars Tarkas. So it’s no coincidence that John, Dejah and Tars are very much the focus of the first six issue story arc.BB: Dynamite’s Dejah Thoris has always been portrayed as a rather clever, independent woman whereas Burroughs’ was not. What will be your take on this most interesting woman from Barsoom?RM:
My take is that she’s just as smart, capable and fierce as John Carter. And I honestly think that’s fairly close to her portrayal in the books. She was not a damsel in distress or a plot device for Burroughs, she was a hero. That’s very much going to be her role in this series.BB: How has it been working with artist Abhishek Malsuni?RM:
Abhishek was absolutely the guy I wanted to draw this series, so I really campaigned for him to get the assignment. I had worked as his editor on a project for the Indian market, and I really felt like he would be a perfect fit for this kind of exotic adventure. I’m really happy with the pages he’s turning in, he’s going to make a name for himself with his work here.BB: How do you satisfy those readers that have been following John Carter’s adventures here for some time AND the vaunted, desired new reader? This is obviously a great jump-on point.RM:
I have to think the hardcore John Carter fans are going to be with us. Certainly I’m one of them, and I pay attention to anything John Carter that’s released. As I said, this series and especially the first issue are especially as new-reader friendly as possible. If you know nothing about John Carter and nothing about the Mars of Edgar Rice Burroughs, you’ll get everything you need in the first issue. I love this material dearly, and I want to share it with as many people as possible.
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DONALD GLOVER TO VOICE MILES MORALES IN MARVEL'S ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: WEB WARRIORS08/26/14 @ 2:25 pm EST
In 1977 a phenomenon dawned. Marvel Comics published the very first STAR WARS comic book series. Now, the House of Ideas is re-presenting those original adventures in its over-sized Omnibus format with STAR WARS: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS collecting STAR WARS (1977) #1-44 and ANNUAL #1.
It’s the return of the Jedi to Marvel in an opening volume that begins with
"Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope" and ends with
"Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.
In between, the rebels face a wealth of new perils, from space pirate Crimson Jack to the bounty hunter Beilert Valance, as well as a surprisingly svelte Jabba the Hut (one “t”). Luke goes back to Tatooine, Leia battles alone, Han and Chewie play the deadly Big Game, and Darth Vader hunts for answers! Revisit all your old favorites and discover some new ones!
There’s no doubt, the Force is strong with this collection!
"With Star Wars poised to return to its comic book home, what better time to revisit the first adventures of Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and, of course, Darth Vader?" says Marvel Editor In Chief, Axel Alonso. "I am extremely proud to present these original Star Wars stories, told as only Marvel can, in the first in a massive and glorious Omnibus series."
STAR WARS: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS
comes out of lightspeed in January of 2015 and is written by Roy Thomas, Howard Chaykin, Archie Goodwin, Jo Duffy and Chris Claremont, with pencils by Howard Chaykin, Carmine Infantino, Walter Simonson, Herb Trimpe, Michael Golden, Al Williamson and Mike Vosburg.
STAR WARS OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC CHAYKIN COVER
Written by ROY THOMAS, HOWARD CHAYKIN, ARCHIE GOODWIN, JO DUFFY & CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN, CARMINE INFANTINO, WALTER SIMONSON, HERB TRIMPE, MICHAEL GOLDEN, AL WILLIAMSON & MIKE VOSBURG
Covers by HOWARD CHAYKIN & GREG HILDEBRANDT
880 PGS./Rated T …$125.00
ISBN: 978-0-7851-9106-3STAR WARS OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC HILDEBRANDT COVER (DM ONLY)
880 PGS./Rated T …$125
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When Spider-Man chases Green Goblin through multiple universes later this season of "Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors," Peter crosses paths with Miles Morales, voiced by Donald Glover!ANNOUNCING THE AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #1 LAUNCH PARTY08/26/14 @ 2:16 pm EST
In a multi-episode story arc in the third season, Spider-Man chases Goblin through multiple universes, resulting in multiple universe versions of Spider-Man. One version of these "Spider-Verse" Spider-Men that Peter Parker runs into is Miles Morales. There was no better choice of who to voice Miles than Donald Glover.
While Spidey won't enter the "Spider-Verse" for a few more months, you can check out new episodes of "Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors" beginning this Sunday, August 31 9:00 a.m. ET on Disney XD! And make sure to keep swinging by Dynamic Forces for all the latest on the ol' Webhead!
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Marvel is making sure all comic book stores worldwide are armed and ready for the biggest comics event of the year as Avengers & X-Men: AXIS
explodes onto comic stands on October 8th
! In addition to being among the first to purchase AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #1
, fans will also be able to receive special items exclusive to these parties at participating retail stores.
To ensure these parties are the biggest sales success of 2014, each retailer opting into the event will receive a Avengers & X-Men: AXIS Party Kit from Marvel, containing exclusive promotional materials. Check your Marvel Mailer for more information on how to opt-in by 9/1 to ensure your store has these AXIS promo items and exclusives.
“An event like Avengers & X-Men: AXIS deserves the red carpet treatment,” says David Gabriel, Marvel SVP, Sales & Marketing. “Escalating the conflict that began in Avengers vs. X-Men
to new heights, we’re backing retailers with the biggest incentives you’ve ever seen with these launch parties. Whether it’s promotional materials, limited edition variant covers or special giveaway items, Marvel is committed to making sure fans are buzzing about this event. Each of our valued retail partners will have exactly what they need to entice their regular customers and new fans to check out the biggest event of the year and make AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #1
their top seller for 2014.”
All qualifying retailers will receive the following as part of the Avengers & X-Men: AXIS Party Kit: Avengers & X-Men: AXIS Invitational Postcards, Avengers & X-Men: AXIS Inversion Liiper Promo Items, Avengers & X-Men: AXIS Skottie Young Lithographs, Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #1 Exclusive Zdarsky Deadpool Party Sketch Variant, Mass media promotion around the launch of Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #1 and the associated parties, Promotion of parties to Marvel fan base via Marvel.com, Twitter and Facebook.
But that’s not all! Retailers who qualify will also be eligible to order the AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #1
Deadpool Party Variant. From rising star Chip Zdarsky, take a humorous look at the events of Avengers & X-Men: AXIS through the eyes of Deadpool in this hilarious cover spoof. This one-of-a-kind variant you can only get at the launch parties should not be missed!
Retailers, please check the Marvel Mailer or Diamond Daily for regular updates about the Avengers & X-Men: AXIS Launch Parties.
Prepare yourself for the marquee comic event of the fall, as Rick Remender and co. explore the fine line between good and evil. Find out just how thin this October in AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #1
Each issue of Avengers & X-Men: AXIS includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices and in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop. Additionally, each issue of Avengers & X-Men: AXIS features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.
AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #1 (JUL140597)
AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #1 LAUNCH PARTY OPT-IN (AUG140723)
Written by RICK REMENDER
Art by ADAM KUBERT
Cover by JIM CHEUNGInversion Variant by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO (JUL140598)
Deadpool Party Variant by CHIP ZDARSKY (AUG140724)
Deadpool Party Sketch Variant by CHIP ZDARSKY
Young Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG (AUG140719)
Variant Cover by Milo Manara (AUG140720)Young Guns Variant by Mahmud Asrar, Nick Bradshaw, Dave Marquez,
Sara Pichelli, Valerio Schiti & Ryan Stegman (JUL140601)FOC – 09/01/14, On-Sale 10/08/14