We’ve been doing a ton of Marvel news, so I thought I would share a lot of their news that I receive in one convenient post. It’s copied from my newsletter that I receive via email. We’ll continue to post original art and news that they send my way.
New Star Wars Series: Kanan: The Last Padawan
If you think the Star Wars hype is over, you’re surely mistaken young Padawan! Speaking of Padawans, Marvel is happy to introduce a new ongoing Star Wars series coming this April, titled Star Wars – Kanan: The Last Padawan! Written by Greg Weisman with art from Pepe Larraz, Kanan ties into the “Star Wars Rebels” animated series, looking back on the earlier life of its main character, Kanan Jarrus. With a slightly darker tone than the television series, Kanan looks to match the feel of Episodes IV and V. Subscribe to this new series today!
Introducing The Uncanny Inhumans!
We’ve already seen the Uncanny X-Men, Uncanny X-Force, and Uncanny Avengers. What’s next, you ask? None other than the Uncanny Inhumans from fan-favorite creative team Charles Soule and Steve McNiven (Death of Wolverine). Beginning with issue #0 this April, the Uncanny Inhumans will focus primarily on Black Bolt and his pseudo death post-Inifnity. With two ongoing series, an appearance in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show, and their growing presence in the Marvel universe, the Inhumans are here to stay! Subscribe to learn more about this Uncanny team!
Big Things Are Coming….
A Secret War is on the horizon! What does this mean for the state of the Marvel Universe? Well, it wouldn’t have “Secret” in the title if we gave it away that easily! All we can say for now is that you’re in for a surprise — a huge surprise that shakes the very foundation of the Marvel Universe! Stay tuned for more information. You don’t want to miss this!
Star Wars Comics are BACK!
Marvel’s Star Wars comics are back! You didn’t know? What, are you buried under a rock on the moon of Endor? It’s not too late to subscribe to all three new Marvel Star Wars series, including the self-titled Star Wars from Jason Aaron and John Cassaday, Darth Vader from Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca, and Princess Leiafrom Mark Waid and Terry Dodson. Subscribe to all three series today for a special combo price!
Spiders, Spiders Everywhere!
Are your spider senses tingling? It seems like everywhere you turn, there’s a new Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, or Spider-Gwen waiting for you! Best thing is, it’s not too late to subscribe to any of these new spider-rific ongoing Marvel series, including Amazing Spider-Man from Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos, Silk from Robbie Thompson and Stacey Lee, Spider-Woman from Dennis Hopeless and Javier Rodrigeuz, and the popular Spider-Gwen from Jason Latour and Javier Rodriguez! Subscribe to all the spider-series today!
Marvel has had some success lately with hiring fantastic Female writers as well as artists. Writers like Kelly Sue DeConnick have raised the bar considerably for not only female writers, but males as well. It’s great to see a focus on women artists with this Marvel initiative, and let’s hope there will be something for writers as well. Let’s hope for a time when it isn’t considered an accomplishment when women can break into comics or any other field as well. They should be there on merit and it shouldn’t be any harder for a female artist to succeed than a man. Ok, enough with my soapbox. Read on and enjoy some of the covers below.
New York, NY—January 30, 2014— This March, Marvel is celebrating Women’s History Month by gathering some of the best and brightest female artists to tackle some of Marvel’s most iconic characters for a very special variant cover theme. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at a selection of March’s Women of Marvel Variant Covers!
“2014 was a huge year for Women of Marvel, both in our comics and behind the scenes,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “Marvel now has more titles starring female leads than ever before, the Women of Marvel panel is one of the most highly attended at conventions, and the weekly Women of Marvel podcast continues to grow. In 2015, we intend to continue that tradition, and March’s Women of Marvel variant covers — featuring 20 of the best female artists in the industry – is just the beginning.”
From the biggest names in the industry today to the superstars of tomorrow, you won’t want to miss a single one of these jaw-dropping variant covers coming to these exciting March titles:
All-New Captain America #5 by TBD
All-New Hawkeye #1 by SHO MURASE
All-New X-Men #39 by FAITH ERIN HICKS
Amazing Spider-Man #16 by MING DOYLE
Ant-Man #3 by KATIE COOK
Avengers #42 by TBD
Black Widow #16 by VANESA DEL REY
Captain Marvel #13 by AUFA RICHARDSON
Deadpool #43 by TBD
Guardians of the Galaxy #25 by ERICA HENDERSON
Inhuman #13 by JILL THOMPSON
Legendary Star-Lord #10 by SANA TAKEDA
Ms. Marvel #13 by TBD
New Avengers #31 by SARA PICHELLI
Rocket Raccoon #9 by JANET LEE
S.H.I.E.L.D. #4 by COLLEEN DORAN
Superior Iron Man #6 by TBD
Thor #6 by TBD
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3 by GURIHIRU
Uncanny Avengers #3 by AMANDA CONNER
Uncanny X-Men #33 by STACEY LEE
“Jeanine Schaefer and I have had the pleasure of collaborating with some of the best female artists in the industry to show-off their take on Marvel’s biggest characters and teams,” says Marvel Editor Emily Shaw. “It’s been an incredible experience to bring so many awesome women together for this project. And the results have been pretty awesome!”
For more information on the Women of Marvel Variant Covers, check future Marvel Mailers and visit Marvel.com
So, I’ve gotten over my grumpiness over the Spider-verse event, and actually dig Spider-Gwen quite a bit. So, I won’t wax whiny about it any longer, and I’ll give you the goods. (here is some of the said whining, and more references to Spider-Gwen )Here’s a preview of her return. You know I love you the most, and it’s why I get all the good and juicy pics for you. There are some great variants attached. Read on for the full release directly from Marvel.
She’s Back! Your First Look Inside SPIDER-GWEN #1!
This February, Marvel’s newest, sensational spider-woman is coming back to comic shops in the highly anticipated SPIDER-GWEN #1! Spinning directly out of the pages of the Amazing Spider-Man’s SPIDER-VERSE and the red-hot, sold-out Edge of Spider-Verse #2, is a new ongoing series that already has the whole comic industry buzzing! Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi all return to chronicle the adventures of the breakout character of 2014!
She’s Gwen Stacy. She’s smart, tough, and charming. She drums in a punk rock band and goes to high school just like you. Only she can lift a car and has spider powers! Just don’t tell her father, NYPD Police Chief George Stacy! But you knew all that already! What you don’t know is Gwen is back home following the events of Spider-Verse and you won’t believe what she’s got waiting for her!
“It’s a rare character that gets the public outcry that Spider-Gwen got,” says Senior Editor Nick Lowe. “From the sell-out of Gwen’s first appearance to the groundswell on Twitter we’re excited to bring more Spider-Gwen into the world with the creators who started it all!”
Now is your chance to get on board with the breakout character of the year as she makes her bombastic debut into her very own ongoing series. Don’t miss out when Gwen Stacy swings in to comic shops this February in SPIDER-GWEN #1!
SPIDER-GWEN #1 (DEC140832)
Written by JASON LATOUR
Art & Cover by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Variant Covers by ADAM HUGHES (DEC140835), SKOTTIE YOUNG (DEC140834)
& KRIS ANKA (DEC140833)
Blank Variant Also Available
FOC – 02/02/15, On Sale – 02/25/15
I’ve criticized Marvel in the past for their marketing, and most of the time it’s deserved, but this promotion is actually really cool. Somehow through science and magic, Marvel has made it possible for everyone to have a unique Ant-man #1. I won’t do it any justice by trying to describe it any further. Marvel’s press release is below.
What do you think of this marketing tactic from Marvel?
PRESENTING THE FIRST EVER “SHRINKING VARIANT” FOR ANT-MAN #1!
Program to Produce One-of-a-Kind, Unique and Individually Numbered Variants for Fans!
This January – the small hero with the big time heroics is ready for his shot in ANT-MAN #1, the new ongoing series from critically acclaimed creators Nick Spencer (Superior Foes of Spider-Man,Avengers World) and Ramon Rosanas (Night of the Living Deadpool). But first, Marvel is proud to present your first look at the exclusive Ant-Man #1 Shrinking Variant – available only in comic shops!
From blockbuster artist Ed McGuinness – each Ant-Man #1 Shrinking Variant is completely unique. Individually numbered, each cover features Ant-Man at a different size – small, large and everything in between. Fans lucky enough to get their hands on this highly collectable variant cover will own a unique piece of history, as no two variants are alike!
“This is completely unlike any cover we’ve ever attempted,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “We’ve even had to utilize new technologies to make it happen. Each variant is completely unique. Each and every cover will feature a different sized Ant-Man. No two are identical!”
Scott Lang is ready to turn it all around in this brand new ongoing series. Sure he’s never been the world’s greatest super hero. Most people don’t even think he’s been the best Ant-Man – and the last guy created Ultron and joined the Masters of Evil, so that’s really saying something. But that’s all about to change. New city. New outlook. New Scott.
Be there for Scott Lang’s brand new day and don’t miss your chance to get your hands on this truly unique, one-of-a-kind variant before they’re gone for good! This time, nothing’s going to stop the astonishing Ant-Man! Be there when he returns to comic shops with the can’t miss ANT-MAN #1 SHRINKING VARIANT comes exclusively to comic shops this January.
RETAILERS: Each Ant-Man #1 Shrinking Variant will feature Ant-Man at a different size and will come individually numbered. Marvel will only be producing as many as are ordered. Check Marvel.com and upcoming Diamond Daily stories for more information on this special variant.
ANT-MAN #1 SHRINKING VARIANT (NOV140731)
Written by NICK SPENCER
Art by RAMON ROSANAS
Shrinking Variant by ED MCGUINNESS
I got caught a little behind today with chores, neck pain and all of the cool content coming from Marvel today. I’m really excited for this Ultron cover and really want to know more. I liked the way Age of Ultron started off, and then it got, well…like the rest of Marvel’s huge story arcs get. Regardless, have a look at the cover and a brief snippet of an interview with Rick Remender below. It drops On Sale April 2015.
Presenting Your First Look at the Cover to AVENGERS: RAGE OF ULTRON OGN!
This Spring, from the star-studded creative team of Rick Remender (Avengers & X-Men: AXIS, Uncanny X-Force), Jerome Opeña (Avengers, Uncanny X-Force) and Dean White (Avengers, Uncanny X-Force) comes an original graphic novel that will take Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to the brink and beyond. Today, Marvel is proud to present your very first look at the cover to AVENGERS: RAGE OF ULTRON OGN!
Gorgeously rendered by Opeña & White, 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 in a high-end, oversized format.
“This cover holds a ton of secrets,” says Avengers: Rage of Ultron writer Rick Remender speaking with Marvel.com. “There are Avengers from two different eras, and the story takes place in both of those eras. This is some of Jerome and Dean’s best work and the story promises to be nothing short of Earth shattering for the Avengers.”
“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,” says 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 old and new fans alike.”
Time and again, Ultron has reformed. Each time more powerful and more deadly 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! Home of the Eternals and birthplace of Thanos, Saturn’s moon Titan now bends to Ultron’s will. Only Ultron’s inventor, Hank Pym holds the key to defeating his own creation – but at what cost?
Be there for the rise of Planet Ultron this April for AVENGERS: RAGE OF ULTRON OGN, available digitally and wherever books & comics are sold! AVENGERS: RAGE OF ULTRON OGN
Written by RICK REMENDER Art & Cover by JEROME OPEÑA & DEAN WHITE On Sale April 2015!