Tuesday, December 12, 2017

12.12.2017 - AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER: Third Month Covers Revealed!

Plus, see the linked variant covers for the second month by Nick Bradshaw!
                                                                                                              
Avengers: Disassemble! The epic weekly takeover continues this February when Paco Medina takes the reigns to draw the third month of Marvel’s biggest team adventure, and Marvel is excited to reveal the covers for issues #683 - #686 of AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER by Mark Brooks as well as the first look at February’s interlocking variant covers by Nick Bradshaw!

Month three of AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER takes its epic storytelling to another level, as Jarvis’ life hangs by a thread and the Black Order is on the attack. And as if the Avengers don’t have enough to worry about, they’ll need to deal with a betrayal of one of their own.

Co-written by Mark Waid, Al Ewing and Jim Zub with art by Pepe Larraz, Kim Jacinto and Paco Medina, AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER unites the casts and creative teams of three titles into one weekly book of exciting action. It all starts with AVENGERS #675 this January, when the teams of THE AVENGERS, UNCANNY AVENGERS, and U.S. AVENGERS come together in a story as exciting and powerful as the Marvel Universe itself.

Find Avengers: No Surrender in stores on 1/10! To find a comic shop near you, visitwww.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.



AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER #683
Written by MARK WAID, JIM ZUB and AL EWING
Art by PACO MEDINA
Cover by MARK BROOKS


AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER #684
Written by MARK WAID, JIM ZUB and AL EWING
Art by PACO MEDINA & JOE BENNETT
Cover by MARK BROOKS


AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER #685
Written by MARK WAID, JIM ZUB and AL EWING
Art by PACO MEDINA
Cover by MARK BROOKS


AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER #686
Written by MARK WAID, JIM ZUB and AL EWING
Art by PACO MEDINA
Cover by MARK BROOKS




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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

12.05.2017 - UPDATE FROM SUPER 7 on the latest Masters of the Universe figures!

 

Masters of the Universe Classics
Wave 1 Pre-Order Update

Hello Everyone!
This is Brian Flynn, the owner of Super7, and I wanted to give you a new update on your pre-orders for the Masters of the Universe Collector's Choice and Club Grayskull - Wave 1 figures. Our last update detailed the ton of tooling and paint revisions that were required before the figures went to production.
See Tooling and Paint Update Images
At the moment I am in China at our factory overseeing the final production of these figures as they are being completed for shipment and delivery.
Holding up the molded parts after they've been pulled from the machine that does the plastic injection. The pieces used for the figures will be removed from the runner (the piece attaching all the parts together that looks like a mini tunnel system). From here, these will be clipped and sorted, then sent to the paint production phase. The plastic is still pretty hot after the injection process, if you look close enough you can see water drops. The plastic is thrown into bins containing water after it is taken out of the machine to allow it to cool and be handled more easily. 
These are the molded parts cooling off after they have been dipped in water. They are drying off to be clipped and sorted before moving to the next phase in the production: paint and decoration. 
Checking out the paint production for the Fangor figure. The factory works to paint each individual part of the figures, working one figure at a time. These figure parts are being painted with spray masks, which is one of the various techniques use to apply paint to our figures. The factory then stores the completed pieces in the blue bins for the final figure assembly, which will take place after all the parts for that figure are complete. 
A close up of one of the figure accessories in the blue bins that is undergoing painting. The difference? The painting on these was applied by hand. Painting is a multi-step process, so you may see the same figure pieces with different coloring based on whatever phase of production that batch is in.
These blue bins are all filled with different plastic parts for the figures that have the painting completed. Wall to wall are all the completed parts waiting for final figure assembly. Look at all the blue bins! 
I hope this shows the effort that Super7 is making to ensure that our MOTU Classics figures are as perfect as possible! We understand this has been a lengthy process but we trust the final result will be figures that stand the test of time.
Long story short, we are now in production for all the Wave 1 figures with final assembly and packaging scheduled and then the figures shipping to us by the end of this month. I know this is later than everyone (including Super7) had hoped, but we want to make sure these figures are perfect rather than rushing them. Once again all of us at Super7 appreciates your patience!
Thank you for your support of Super7 and Masters of the Universe!
Brian

Saturday, December 2, 2017

12.02.2017 - Marvel Announces The Return of The NEW MUTANTS

Members of the New Mutants and X-Factor join together in this terrifying tale!
                                                                                                              
Who are the best heroes to bring together when paranormal events need investigating? Fans will find out in NEW MUTANTS: DEAD SOULS, a six-issue limited series debuting this March from superstar creative team Matt Rosenberg (Phoenix: Resurrection, Secret Warriors) and Adam Gorham (Rocket).

"To me, The New Mutants exemplify everything I love about a superhero team,” said series writer Matt Rosenberg. “They are true underdogs, doubted and dismissed, but always ready to prove themselves. They're the weirdos, the outcasts, the leftovers, and the misfits, but they are there for the people who need them.”

NEW MUTANTS: DEAD SOULS finds Magik, Wolfsbane, Rictor, Boom Boom, and Strong Guy attempting to figure out why strange events are occurring in the universe. But there’s more to their mission than meets the eye…and a bigger mystery is brewing, as the team realizes Karma – the mind-controlling mutant who has brought them together -- may not be telling them the entire story. With each issue serving as a standalone tale, the mutants will try to uncover the truth behind these paranormal events – no matter who they have to battle!

“They're constantly in way over their heads, but always rise above. Our series takes all of that, collects some of the best New Mutants alongside some oddballs better known for their time with X-Factor and X-Force, and throws them into a mission they aren't at all ready for. We pack it full of nods to the history of the team and hints about their future, and enough creepy moments, epic battles, offbeat humor, and dysfunctional family dynamics to make a book worthy of the title The New Mutants,” continues Rosenberg.

From Frost Giants to zombies, Marvel fans will find themselves stunned by this terrifying team-up tale. It’s New Mutants meets X-Factor in NEW MUTANTS: DEAD SOULS!


NEW MUTANTS: DEAD SOULS
Written by MATT ROSENBERG
Art by ADAM GORHAM
Cover by RYAN STEGMAN





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© 2017 MARVEL

12.02.2017 - The Final Fate of Amadeus Cho in WORLD WAR HULK II

The Incredible Hulk’s story races to its ultimate conclusion!
                                                                                                              
This March, Hulk writer Greg Pak and artist Carlo Barberi (All New X-Men) will unleash a totally new chapter in INCREDIBLE HULK #714 with WORLD WAR HULK II, bringing Amadeus Cho back to earth. But Amadeus has changed during his time on Sakaar – since his face-to-face meeting with Bruce Banner in GENERATIONS, Amadeus has had to wrestle with the true nature of his alter ego’s brutality and what it means for the world.

Now, unchained and unbridled, the former Totally Awesome Hulk is ready to take matters into his own hands. And as characters such as Black Panther and members of the Champions and Alpha Flight will learn, no one is prepared for what he will unleash on the Marvel Universe!

“What follows Planet Hulk II?” asks Executive Editor and SVP Tom Brevoort. “World War Hulk II, of course! To survive on the savage world of Sakaar, Amadeus Cho was forced to unleash his darkest impulses! Returning to Earth, now the Hulk is at the wheel—and it’s a more unpredictable, more unconquerable Hulk than any we’ve seen before! The heroes of the Marvel Universe must intercede as the Formerly Awesome Hulk begins to carve his own path across the world.”
Don’t miss “the storyline that will bring Amadeus Cho to his ultimate destiny” when WORLD WAR HULK II begins this March!


INCREDIBLE HULK #714: WORLD WAR HULK II, Part 1
Written by GREG PAK
Art by CARLO BARBERI
Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.



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© 2017 MARVEL

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

11.22.2017 - Watch Jean Grey’s New Story Unfold in Marvel’s PHOENIX RESURRECTION Teaser Video!

Phoenix Resurrection hits comic shops this December!
                                                                                                              
This December, adult Jean Grey will officially return in the upcoming five-part epic PHOENIX RESURRECTION. Today, Marvel is proud to present a closer look into Jean’s new world with a special teaser video. 

“Our series examines how she comes back, why she comes back, and what that means on a bigger sense for the X-Men and the world as a whole,” said series writer Matt Rosenberg.

“One of the things that really excites me as an editor about the return of a character like this is where we’re going to go with her,” added senior editor Mark Paniccia. “And her mission now, as simple as it sounds, is to save the world.”

As a true celebration of the character’s power and iconic status, all five issues will be drawn by different superstar artists, including Leinil Yu, Carlos Pacheco, Joe Bennett, and Ramon Rosanas.


Jean Grey’s newest adventure, PHOENIX RESURRECTION hits comic shops December 27th!

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Marvel, 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 seventy-five years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. 
For more information visit marvel.com
© 2017 MARVEL

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

11.21.2017 - Captain America: Back On Ice…The Answer Will Shock You!

Coming this February!
                                                                                                              
Once, he was a man out of time…and now he’s about to re-live that moment all over again. Following the shocking ending of CAPTAIN AMERICA #697, Steve Rogers is back on ice in CAPTAIN AMERICA #698, and it’s a brave new (and cold) world. Now, it’s up to the super soldier to assemble a new group of Howling Commandos to help him battle for this freedom.

“Everybody thought it couldn’t happen again—but it has!” teased SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “Once more, Cap is a man out of time—but the new era he finds himself in is fraught with perils, personal hardships, and challenges unlike anything the shield-slinger has ever experienced before. The lead-up to our big blow-out #700 issue starts here!”

It’s a story readers won’t want to miss, and it all begins this February with CAPTAIN AMERICA #698—on ice!

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA #698 – OUT OF TIME Part 1
Written by MARK WAID
Art and Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
On-Sale 2/7/18

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Marvel, 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 seventy-five years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. 
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© 2017 MARVEL

11.21.2017 - Marvel Announces New WEAPON H Series!

Coming this March from Greg Pak and Cory Smith
                                                                                                              
New York, NY—November 21, 2017—The Weapon X program has done it, at the cost of their own destruction: they’ve completed their biggest and most dangerous experiment yet, a hybrid of Hulk and Wolverine DNA known as WEAPON H. Now, he’s ready to take on the world – and he means business.

Following his debut in TOTALLY AWESOME HULK and WEAPON X’S “Weapon of Mutant Destruction” summer crossover, Marvel is excited to announce that the character will star in a new ongoing series coming in March from Totally Awesome Hulk/Weapon X writer Greg Pak and X-Men: Blue artist Cory Smith.

“Greg Pak wrote one of the biggest and most action packed Hulk stories ever in Planet Hulk…so it only made sense that he brought those same sensibilities to Weapon H,” said series editor Darren Shan. “We’re going to pit him against the biggest threats of the Marvel Universe that you can imagine, starting with a new kind of Wendigo! And then Cory Smith is going to multiply that times ten and smash the hell out of it with his incredible art! Whether you read his first appearance in Weapon X: The Hunt for Weapon H or not, you’re going to find that we only scratched the surface of this bombastic new character!”

Don’t miss WEAPON H, coming to your local comic shop this March!

 

WEAPON H #1
Written by GREG PAK
Art by CORY SMITH
Cover by LEINIL YU



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Marvel, 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 seventy-five years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. 
For more information visit marvel.com
© 2017 MARVEL

Thursday, November 16, 2017

11.16.2017 - ARCHIE COMICS February 2018 Solicitations

MARVEL DIGEST
MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #5
Marvel Comics’ best-selling heroes are back in the ever-popular digest format! This fifth issue spotlights BLACK PANTHER and THE AVENGERS! This is a can’t-miss collector’s item that will only be printed once!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Provided by Marvel
On Sale Date: 2/14
224-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.

ARCHIE HORROR
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE VOL. 2 (TR)
The dark plague of the undead has swallowed Riverdale whole, forcing the survivors led by Archie, Betty and Veronica to flee the formerly idyllic town in search of safe haven. AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE VOL. 2 compiles issues 6-10 from the SMASH HIT horror series AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE. For TEEN+ Readers.

Script: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art: Francesco Francavilla
Cover: Francesco Francavilla
978-1-61988-948-4
$19.99/$21.99 CAN
6 5/8 x 10 3/16”
TR
168 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 2/28

DARK CIRCLE
MIGHTY CRUSADERS #3
“Ambush”—The Mighty Crusaders are on the attack against the vicious Eliminators! It’s an all-out brawl with the odds in the Crusaders’ favor, until they’re faced with a new, dark entity: The Dream Demon!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art:  Kelsey Shannon, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Mighty Crusaders #3 CVR A Reg: Kelsey Shannon, Matt Herms
Mighty Crusaders #3 CVR B Var: Tom Feister
Mighty Crusaders #3 CVR C Var: Phil Jimenez, Kelly Fitzpatrick
On Sale Date: 2/14
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.
ARCHIE
ARCHIE #28
With every last relationship in Riverdale in chaos, who’s with who? Archie has had to make some difficult choices in the last few months, but what does he do when the next choice he makes will spell disaster?

Script: Mark Waid, Ian Flynn
Art: Audrey Mok, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jack Morelli
Archie #28 CVR A Reg: Audrey Mok
Archie #28 CVR B Var: Thomas Pitilli
Archie #28 CVR C Var: Dan Schoening
On Sale Date: 2/14
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.
THE ARCHIES #5
Featuring guest stars TEGAN AND SARA! After a wild, trippy ride to the 60s, the Archies find themselves back in the present day—and facing a major meltdown as one of the members quits. Can indie pop sirens TEGAN AND SARA help the band through the crisis, or has the tour gone kaput?

Script: Alex Segura and Matt Rosenberg
Art: Joe Eisma, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
The Archies #5 CVR A Reg: Greg Smallwood
The Archies #5 CVR B Var: Joe Eisma
The Archies #5 CVR B Var: Thomas Pitilli
On Sale Date: 2/21
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.


BETTY AND VERONICA: VIXENS #4
This is it! It’s the SERPENTS VS. the VIXENS in a face-off where all of Riverdale is at stake; but when the Serpents up the ante, things might get deadly.
Script: Jamie L. Rotante
Art: Eva Cabrera, Elaina Unger, Rachel Deering
B&V: Vixens #4 CVR A Reg: Eva Cabrera
B&V: Vixens #4 CVR B Var: Cat Staggs
B&V: Vixens #4 CVR B Var: Jenn St. Onge
On Sale Date: 2/28
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.
COSMO #2
NEW ONGOING SERIES! “Space Aces” – Part Two:
When a lunar rescue mission takes a turn for the worse, Cosmo and crew must make a daring escape from a chaotic carnival of creatures! This is one thrill ride you won’t want to miss!
Retailers: Combined initial orders matching or exceeding 75% of combined initial orders on issue #1 will receive an additional 10% discount.
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cosmo #2 CVR A Reg: Tracy Yardley
Cosmo #2 CVR B Var: Jamal Peppers
Cosmo #2 CVR C Var: Evan Stanley
On Sale Date: 2/7
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.
ARCHIE CLASSIC
ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #286
BRAND NEW LEAD STORY: “Hot Times, Cold Nose” – Archie and his dog Vegas are spending a weekend in the woods—but when Vegas goes off to has his own wilderness adventure, will he make it back to his owner?
Script: Alex Simmons
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Dan Parent
On Sale Date: 2/7
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.
THE BEST OF BETTY AND VERONICA VOL. 2 (TR)
Our best-selling series is back with THE BEST OF BETTY & VERONICA VOL. 2, showcasing some of the greatest stories about the two most famous BFFs, featuring intros and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from creators and famous fans!

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan DeCarlo, Rosario “Tito” Peña
978-1-62738-941-9
$9.99/$10.99 CAN
5 1/4 x 7 1/2”
TR
416 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 2/14
B&V FRIENDS JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #259
BRAND NEW LEAD STORY: Mr. Lodge's connections with Hollywood get Betty and Veronica the chance to a visit a movie set—unfortunately, they won’t be the only ones seeing stars when they wreak havoc on set! 
Script: Bill Golliher
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Jeff Shultz, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 2/28
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.
WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #76
BRAND NEW LEAD STORY: “Run Away Run Way” – The Veronica Lodge/Sheila Wu Fashion wars are in full swing, and the school career week projects have brought it to a head! When Veronica tricks accident-prone Archie into helping Sheila out with her runway project, it’s sure to be a fashion catastrophe!

Script: Alex Simmons
Art: Dan Parent
Cover: Bill Galvan, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 2/21
192-page, full color comic
$6.99 U.S.