Saturday, January 18, 2020

01.18.2020 - THE CHILDREN OF THE ATOM ARE REVEALED!

The X-Men get sidekicks in new series by Vita Ayala and Bernard Chang

The new era of X-Men books continues this April with CHILDREN OF THE ATOM, a new ongoing series from writer Vita Ayala and artist Bernard Chang! This thrilling new team book will debut a new squad of super heroes that will turn the X-Men’s world upside down and you can get your first glance at these new young heroes in R.B. Silva’s stunning cover below! Further details surrounding the cast remain a mystery but it’s no secret that these teens have been inspired by your favorite X-Men. But don’t let their admiration fool you, their adventures will be far different and you won’t believe the twists and turns that await you from the very first issue!

Writer Vita Ayala is currently taking Marvel’s famous living vampire on a chilling journey in MORBIUS and is eager to bring their creative genius to the X-Men line with this brand-new ongoing series!

“The initial seed of the idea actually came from [Editor] Chris Robinson: What if the X-Men had sidekicks?” explains Ayala. “MY take on it became, what would actual kids from our current time be like, if they were X-Men sidekicks? What would Gen Z X-Men be like?”

Joining Ayala on CHILDREN OF THE ATOM will be Bernard Chang who, throughout his illustrious comic book career, has crafted stories for some of Marvel’s most iconic characters from Deadpool to the X-Men. Now, he’s using his legendary skills to create a brand new team of iconic Marvel Heroes!

“I have never known a world without mutants and the X-Men, and to be able to create characters that would become part of the canon is WILD. I love them very much. Bernard, Chris and I have worked so hard on them, and I was practically itching to let them out into the world so others could love them too,” said Ayala. "What makes the new cast special to me is that they are reflective of a lot of people I know who look up to what the X-Men stand for, and have taken it upon themselves to further those ideals. These kids are exactly the kids who, in real life, have posters of Storm and Wolverine in their rooms, who grew up seeing them as heroes and want to live up to that.”

Just who are these new kids? Keep an eye out on marvel.com for more information. For the full scoop, make sure to pick to up CHILDREN OF THE ATOM #1 when it hits stands this April!



CHILDREN OF THE ATOM #1
Written by VITA AYALA 
Art by BERNARD CHANG
Cover by R.B. SILVA with colors by JESUS ABURTOV 
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About Marvel Entertainment
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 more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.
For more information visit marvel.com.
© 2020 MARVEL

Thursday, January 2, 2020

01.02.2020 - HICKMAN AND SILVA ASSEMBLE A SPECIAL TEAM OF MUTANTS IN X-MEN #5!

Fresh off their hit run on POWERS OF X, mastermind writer Jonathan Hickman and superstar artist R.B. Silva reunite in X-MEN #5 for a shocking story that will lead directly into future plans Hickman has for the X-Men franchise! With all of mutantkind now united on Krakoa, any of your favorite X-Men can be called upon to defend their new mutant homeland. Watch what happens when the Quiet Council assembles X-23, Synch, and Darwin for a dangerous mission that requires each of their unique abilities.  

Take a sneak peek at the sure-to-be-talked about issue below and pick it up in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App, and on Marvel.com on its new on sale date, January 29th!


X-MEN #5 (AUG199030)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by R.B. SILVA
Colors by MARTE GRACIA
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com

About Marvel Entertainment
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 more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.
For more information visit marvel.com.
© 2020 MARVEL

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

12.11.2019 - THE FUTURE IS NOW IN THE IRON MAN 2020 #1 TRAILER!

Arno Stark is the new Iron Man for a new era! So get ready to meet the Iron Man of 2020 in this all-new trailer, featuring a sneak peek at exclusive artwork! 



The time has come for machinekind to unite and demand equal rights! But not all humans think that A.I.s are worthy and Arno Stark – Iron Man 2020 – is one of them. Will he still fight with all he has against the robot revolution, even as other heroes begin to fill their ranks? Can Arno Stark truly be the Iron Man of the future if he’s on the wrong side of history?

IRON MAN 2020 #1 by Dan Slott, Christos Gage, and Pete Woods hits stands on January 15th in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App, and on Marvel.com! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.



About Marvel Entertainment
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 more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.
For more information visit marvel.com.
© 2019 MARVEL

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

11.20.2019 - THOR’S BOLD NEW DIRECTION PREVIEWED IN THE THOR #1 TRAILER!

 A peal of thunder shakes the heavens as Thor Odinson takes on his new role as the king of Asgard! Donny Cates, the mad mind behind Absolute Carnage  and Cosmic Ghost Rider, and artist Nic Klein are bringing the thunder in a new Marvel epic! Now, prepare for the reign of a new king with this THOR #1 trailer featuring Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski, Editor Wil Moss, and writer Donny Cates! 


The War of the Realms has ended, and the gleaming realm of Asgard finds itself at peace. However, the illusion of security is shattered when a cosmic cataclysm takes its toll on Asgard and its people. In order to prevent further disaster, All-Father Thor makes an impossible choice, leading him to wield power the likes of which he’s never dreamed of before.

“I like to dive deep into mythology, into lore, into gods, and now I get to play with them and build them up and build their mythology out and break them. Break all of them,” warns Cates

“There is no limit to Donny’s imagination, and there is no limit to where he’s going to be taking Thor in this new series,” says Cebulski. 
  
Thor #1 by Donny Cates and Nic Klein is on sale New Year’s Day in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App, and on Marvel.com! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.comor call 1-888-comicbook. 

Retailers, don’t forget to place your orders by November 25th!

About Marvel Entertainment
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 more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.
For more information visit marvel.com.
© 2019 MARVEL

Monday, November 4, 2019

11.04.2019 - ANT-MAN RETURNING IN NEW SERIES

ANT-MAN IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER
ALL NEW ANT-MAN BY ZEB WELLS AND DYLAN BURNETT THIS FEBRUARY

New York, NY— November 4, 2019 — Announced at MCM Comic Con London, Ant-Man is set to make a major comeback this February with a new series that will have the entire Marvel Universe buzzing! Zeb Wells and Dylan Burnett join forces to tell a tale that will take Ant-Man from the anthill to the world stage.

Known for his lively humor and slick dialogue on books like NOVA and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Zeb Wells is the perfect fit for the wisecracking former thief and is ready to infuse Ant-Man with his trademark wit. “Dylan Burnett, Mike Spicer and I are out to put the ant in Ant-Man, turn over some rocks and craft a bug-forward tale that starts small and spins into a world-spanning adventure,” said Wells. “And you know Stinger (Cassie Lang) is coming along for the ride.”

The series will open with Scott Lang down on his luck and desperate for adventure until he’s looped in for a job only he can accomplish. What begins as a seemingly unheroic task for local beekeepers rapidly escalates into a conspiracy that could threaten the Earth! Throughout this journey, Ant-Man will not only have to prove himself as a hero, but as a parent to his daughter Cassie Lang as well. A Super Hero herself, Cassie will be joining her dad as Stinger as the father/daughter duo embark on this bug-filled quest together, along with many of your other favorite Marvel Super Heroes!

With books like X-FORCE and COSMIC GHOST RIDER under his belt, Dylan Burnett will easily match Wells’ energy, and his kinetic art style will make sure this fast-paced, globetrotting romp is one readers will never forget.

ANT-MAN lands in stores this February!


ANT-MAN #1 
Written by ZEB WELLS
Art by DYLAN BURNETT
Cover by EDUARD PETROVICH

Ant-Man is back and doing better than ever! Er, at least according to him, but Stinger and the anthill he’s living in say otherwise. Desperate to raise his daughter’s opinion of him, Ant-Man takes a job from local beekeepers only to uncover a global conspiracy that could topple the world order! No time to call the Avengers, this sounds like a job for –ANT-MAN?! Join the explosive creative team of Zeb Wells (NOVA) and Dylan Burnett (X-FORCE, COSMIC GHOST RIDER) as they take Ant-Man to all-new heights in this epic adventure!

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com

About Marvel Entertainment
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 more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.
For more information visit marvel.com.
© 2019 MARVEL

Monday, October 28, 2019

10.28.2019 - Will Friedle opens his copy of "Batman Beyond: The Complete Series - Limited Edition" out tomorrow!


Batman Beyond, the landmark animated television series that illuminated the imagination of a new generation of Batman fans with its creation of an altogether new hero, is celebrating its 20th anniversary – and fans get the gift! 

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has remastered the heralded series for its first-ever presentation on Blu-ray™ in the all-encompassing Batman Beyond: The Complete Series Limited Edition - which is now available on Digital, and arrives in a stunning box set TOMORROW -- Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

Here's a video (living on the WBHE YouTube Page) of Will Friedle, star of Batman Beyond as the voice of Terry McGinnis, unboxing his personal copy of the blu-ray box set:




The extraordinary Batman Beyond: The Complete Animated Series Limited Edition package features approximately 1,500 minutes of entertainment spread over four Blu-ray™ discs, plus the two bonus discs of enhanced content. In addition to a newly-remastered Blu-ray presentation of Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, there are 15 featurettes on the bonus discs, highlighted by two new inside looks at the beloved television series, led by Nostalgic Tomorrow, a gathering of Batman Beyond production talent and cast led by executive producer Bruce Timm and actors Kevin Conroy and Will Friedle, the voices of Batman and Terry McGinnis, respectively. The bonus discs also spotlight four episodes with audio commentary from Timm and select members of the production team. 

Collectibles within the stunning packaging include an exclusive chrome Batman Beyond Funko POP, and four beautifully-designed lenticular art cards produced especially for Batman Beyond: The Complete Animated Series Limited Edition. This ultimate collectors Blu-ray box set will be individually numbered for a Limited Edition release of 50,000. 

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Batman Beyond premiered on January 10, 1999 to instant ratings and critical success. The series would run for three seasons, covering 52 total episodes and a full-length animated film, Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker. Nominated for nine Emmy Awards, Batman Beyond would ultimately take home two Emmys – including Outstanding Special Class Animated Program in 2001 – as well as three Annie Awards. 

Thursday, October 24, 2019

10.24.2019 - ARCHIE COMICS January 2020 Solicitations


ARCHIE #710
ARCHIE AND KATY KEENE #1 (of 5)
There’s a new girl in Riverdale and she’s turning everyone’s heads—and NOT everyone is happy about that! Who is Katy Keene and why is she so Insta-famous and beloved in Riverdale? And, moreover, why is she quickly becoming Archie’s biggest competition? Find out in this brand new story arc from the creative team of writers Mariko Tamaki and Kevin Panetta and artist Laura Braga—just in time for the brand new CW series Katy Keene!
Script: Mariko Tamaki and Kevin Panetta
Art: Laura Braga, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
ARCHIE AND KATY KEENE #1 CVR A Reg: Laura Braga
ARCHIE AND KATY KEENE #1 CVR B Var: Francesco Francavilla
ARCHIE AND KATY KEENE #1 CVR C Var: Emanuela Lupacchino
ARCHIE AND KATY KEENE #1 CVR D Var: Paul Renaud
ARCHIE AND KATY KEENE #1 CVR E Var: Billy Tucci, Wes Hartman
On Sale Date: 1/8
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

ARCHIE: 1955 #4 (of 5)
Archie reaches the pinnacle of rock and roll heaven; hit records, TV, movies and thousands of adoring fans, but cracks are beginning to show--it's terrifying at the top but the possibility of falling from it is far worse.
Script: Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn
Art: Derek Charm, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
ARCHIE: 1955 #4 CVR A Reg: Peter Krause
ARCHIE: 1955 #4 CVR B Var: Mike and Laura Allred
ARCHIE: 1955 #4 CVR C Var: Jamal Igle
On Sale Date: 1/8
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE – 10 YEARS LATER #5 (of 6)
Tensions are on the rise all over both versions of Riverdale and there’s only one person who can restore everything to order—Dilton Doiley! It’s up to him to right all the wrongs that have happened to his friends—if they’ll let him. But in Riverdale, when things are tough, there’s only one true way to handle any problem—over a malt at the Chocklit Shoppe! 
Script: Michael Uslan
Art: Dan Parent, J. Bone, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
ARCHIE: TML – 10YL #5 CVR A Reg: Dan Parent
ARCHIE: TML – 10YL #5 CVR B Var: David Mack
On Sale Date: 1/1
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.



ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR II #5 (of 5)
Classic Betty and Veronica have enlisted the help of an unexpected friend to combat against the Predator war raging inside the halls of Riverdale High, while new-Riverdale Betty and Jughead are traveling far, far away to fight the good fight right at its source in the conclusion to this epic crossover event!
Script: Alex de Campi
Art: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
AVP2 #5 CVR A Reg: Robert Hack, Kelly Fitzpatrick
AVP2 #5 CVR B Var: Thomas Mandrake, Matt Herms
AVP2 #5 CVR C Var: Les McClaine
AVP2 #5 CVR D Var: Jerry Ordway, Glenn Whitmore
AVP2 #5 CVR E Var: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
AVP2 #5 CVR F Var: Wilfredo Torres, Kelly Fitzpatrick
On Sale Date: 1/15
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.



COSMO THE MIGHTY MARTIAN #3 (of 5)
Cosmo and Astra investigate a planet of shpooky shadows, little do they know it's actually an ambush led by one of the evil Venusian Battle Princesses, Boudica! Can the pair overcome the devious dark devils, or will they be overshadowed by the barbarous battling Boudica?!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
COSMO THE MIGHTY MARTIAN #3 CVR A Reg: Tracy Yardley
COSMO THE MIGHTY MARTIAN #3 CVR B Var: Vincent Lovallo
COSMO THE MIGHTY MARTIAN #3 CVR C Var: Jaime Ugarte
On Sale Date: 1/22
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

JUGHEAD’S TIME POLICE (TR)
When Jughead messes up his Riverdale Annual Bake-Off pie recipe so terribly, he is disqualified and banned from all future Bake-Offs! Jug goes to unthinkable lengths to fix his error: time travel! Even Riverdale’s most erudite teenager can’t manage the delicate dance of going back in time, and poor Juggie lands himself in an epic battle to keep the time stream intact! Collects the full 5-issue Jughead’s Time Police mini-series.
Script: Sina Grace
Art: Derek Charm, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Derek Charm
978-1-64576-969-9
$14.99 US/$16.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16
TR
144 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 1/22

VAMPIRONICA: NEW BLOOD #2 (of 5)
BRAND NEW SERIES! Veronica digs deeper into her family's vampire history, uncovering a shocking revelation. Meanwhile, Archie and Betty have a dangerous encounter with Fangs--one they barely escape!
Script: Frank Tieri, Michael Moreci
Art: Audrey Mok, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
VAMPIRONICA: NEW BLOOD #2 CVR A Reg: Audrey Mok
VAMPIRONICA: NEW BLOOD #2 CVR B Var: Megan Hutchison
VAMPIRONICA: NEW BLOOD #2 CVR C Var: Greg Smallwood
On Sale Date: 1/15
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #306
BRAND NEW STORY: “The Dating Analysis” Dilton wonders why Archie is so successful with girls, so he asks Archie if he can tag along on a few of his dates to gain a better understanding of romance—but will Dilton’s research yield great results, or will Dilton actually know much more about dating than Archie does?
Script: Francis Bonnet
Art: Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Galvan, Ben Galvan, Rosario “Tito” Peña

On Sale Date: 1/15
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.


ARCHIE’S MILESTONES COMICS DIGEST #6
Ring in the New Year with more of Archie’s most memorable and hilarious stories! Set your resolutions with all the pals ‘n’ gals of Riverdale, compare your holiday toys and gifts and have a few snowball fights, too, in this collection of classic and fun stories!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 1/1
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.



ARCHIE: MODERN CLASSICS VOL. 2 (TR)
After 75+ years of humorous tales, the Riverdale gang are still going strong! Archie is proud to present the best stories from 2019 – collected for the first time ever. Don’t miss these modern classics!
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
978-1-64576-967-5
$9.99 US/$11.99 CAN
5 ¼  x 7 ½”  
TR
256 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 1/15

ARCHIE’S BIG BOOK VOL. 7: MUSICAL GENIUS (TR)
Join The Archies and Josie and the Pussycats as they showcase their musical abilities to the world! It’s a match made in rock ‘n’ roll heaven when two of the greatest bands—along with a number of other musical outfits in Riverdale—all get together to make sweet music!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
978-1-68255-811-9
$19.99 US/$21.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10
TR
304 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 1/1

BETTY & VERONICA FRIENDS FOREVER: WHAT IF? #1
What if Betty was the rich debutante and Veronica was the regular girl-next-door? What if Archie had an identical twin? Consider these and more zany options as Betty and Veronica ponder wild and out-of-this-world scenarios!
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 1/15
24-page, full color comic
$2.99 U.S.
BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #280
BRAND NEW STORY: “Peak Shape!” Betty and Veronica decide to take up trail running—but will the mountainside provide to be too much wilderness for Veronica to handle?

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli

Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 1/22
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.



B&V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #277
BRAND NEW STORY: “What, Me ‘Warrior’?” Betty and Veronica are competing to be on an episode of US Athletic Warriors—and you may be very surprised to find out who makes the cut!

Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli

Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 1/8
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.


WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #95
BRAND NEW STORIES: “Make it a Double!” Archie is tapped for dating advice from someone unexpected—Reggie Mantle, who needs help juggling two dates at once. What could possibly go wrong?! Then, in “The Monster Out There is Frightful…” Pureheart the Powerful takes on the Abominable Snowman!

Script: Bill Golliher, Ian Flynn
Art: Jeff Shultz, Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli

Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 1/1
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.


WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #96
BRAND NEW STORY:
When Mr. Weatherbee gives Archie and Jug the option of community service over detention, the boys volunteer with Riverdale's Wildlife Control Dept. just in time for a rogue bear to take up residence in Pickens Park! A trap is set--and so is the stage! What could POSSIBLY go wrong?!

Script: Jack Morelli
Art: Pat and Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
Cover: Bill Galvan, Ben Galvan, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 1/29
192-page, full color comic
$7.99 U.S.