Saturday, December 8, 2018

12.08.2018 - Universes Collide! Conan Enters The Marvel Universe in AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME!

The all-new weekly Avengers event continues in March with an epic story from Al Ewing, Mark Waid, and Jim Zub, with art by Sean Izaakse and Paco Medina – and the famed barbarian himself is slashing his way into the Marvel Universe in AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME!

It all starts when The Scarlet Witch enters the Hyborian Age, and continues when the Avengers take their fight to the Queen of the Night! And while Conan and the Avengers will fight together, the question remains…whose side is Conan really on? 

It’s an action-filled, jam-packed story that you won’t want to miss, and it all starts in AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME #6 – when the Marvel Universe will be forever changed, by Crom!


AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME #6
Written by AL EWING, MARK WAID, JIM ZUB
Art by SEAN IZAAKSE
Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
On Sale 3/20/19



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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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12.08.2018 - The Pirate Queen Returns in AGE OF CONAN: BÊLIT!

Featuring a story by Tini Howard and art by Kate Niemczyk!

Those who know her fear her…and those who know the sea have felt her wrath. This March, the AGE OF CONAN will showcase one of Conan’s most formidable and memorable companions: the one and only Bêlit, Queen of the Black Coast!

In an all-new story from rising star Tini Howard (Marvel Knights 20th, Captain America Annual #1) and artist Kate Niemczyk (Mockingbird, Invincible Iron Man), learn how the most formidable pirate queen came to be, as a teenage Bêlit stows away on the ship of the Dread Admiral Atrahasis…her adventures leading her down a dangerous and deadly road, one that will change her life and the lives of all who roam the seas of the Hyborian Age!

Plus, don’t miss the first chapter in an all-new BÊLIT prose novella, presented here for the first time!

Witness the She-Devil of the Sea in all her glory when AGE OF CONAN: BÊLIT #1 arrives in comic shops this March!


AGE OF CONAN: BÊLIT #1 (of 5)
Written by TINI HOWARD
Art by KATE NIEMCZYK
Cover by SANA TAKEDA
Variant Cover by AFU CHAN
On Sale 3/13/19


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About Marvel Entertainment
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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© 2018 MARVEL

12.08.2018 - Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of MARVELS!

Don’t miss the return of Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross with curated behind-the-scenes content, exclusive reprints, variants, and more commemorating the landmark series MARVELS

Years ago, photojournalist Phil Sheldon reported an unprecedented story spanning the history of the Marvel Universe – from larger-than-life battles in New York City to incredible Super Heroes soaring through the sky – through his own eyes, changing the way the world looked at the Marvel Universe. Lauded as “a classic and watershed moment for the industry” by IGN and “a landmark” by Publisher’s Weekly, join us next year to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross’ groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed series MARVELS.


MARVELS ANNOTATED:
In February, don’t miss the MARVELS ANNOTATED series kicking off with never-before-seen commentary from Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross. Read the original MARVELS series with new covers and insight from the creators themselves.


MARVELS VARIANT COVERS:
Marvel will release exclusive monthly MARVELS 25th anniversary variant covers, painted by the legendary Alex Ross, starting with FANTASTIC FOUR #6 in January, TONY STARK: IRON MAN #9 in February, and THE IMMORTAL HULK #15 in March! Later in June, 20 artists will come together to pay tribute in a MARVELS 25th anniversary homage variant program across Marvel’s most popular titles.

MARVELS REMASTERED:
As part of the anniversary, MARVELS has also been remastered and reprinted in a trade paperback for fans to enjoy, on sale now!

MARVELS ANNOTATED #1 (OF 4)
ALEX ROSS & KURT BUSIEK (W) • ALEX ROSS (A/C)
VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS
VARIANT COVER BY PAOLO RIVERA

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series that changed the way we look at super heroes, the landmark MARVELS is back! In the year 1939, young photojournalist Phil Sheldon attends the sensational unveiling of the fiery android Human Torch — little knowing he is witnessing the dawn of the Age of Marvels! Prepare to relive Marvel’s Golden Age from a whole new point of view as Phil covers the superhuman sightings of the 1930s and 1940s — from the terror caused by the Human Torch’s epic clash with the Sub-Mariner to the patriotism stirred by the debut of Captain America and more! Packed with extras and completely remastered, you don’t want to miss this unique look back at the MARVELS phenomenon! Collecting MARVELS #0-1.

MARVELS ANNOTATED #2 (OF 4)
ALEX ROSS & KURT BUSIEK (W) • ALEX ROSS (A/C)
VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS
VARIANT COVER BY PAOLO RIVERA

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series that changed the way we look at super heroes, the landmark MARVELS is back — with all-new commentary from comic book masters Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross! Phil Sheldon, photographer for the Daily Bugle, trains his eagle eye on the birth of the Marvels — from Earth’s Mightiest Heroes assembling as the Avengers to the wedding of Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Girl. But when the X-Men’s public debut brings about a surge of anti-mutant hysteria, the issue hits home for Phil in a very personal way! Packed with extras and completely remastered, you don’t want to miss this unique look back at the MARVELS phenomenon! Collecting MARVELS #2.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

12.04.2018 - Captain Marvel Blasts onto Comic Covers This February!

Captain Marvel is heading to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Marvel is celebrating the legacy of Carol Danvers with special variant covers from superstar artists Mike Hawthrone, Gerald Parel, Pepe Larraz, Valerio Schiti and Jesus Saiz!


Look for Marvel’s CAPTAIN MARVEL variant covers on these select titles:

1.       AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16 by Mike Hawthorne with colors by Nathan Fairbairn
2.       AVENGERS #15 by Gerald Parel
3.       CHAMPIONS #2 by Pepe Larraz 
4.       FANTASTIC FOUR #4 by Valerio Schiti with colors by Rachelle Rosenberg
5.       SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #3 by Jesus Saiz 
Don’t miss your chance to collect all five variant covers, coming to comic shops this February!


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About Marvel Entertainment
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
© 2018 MARVEL

12.04.2018 - Skrulls Take Center Stage This February!

Featuring art from Annie Wu, Lee Garbett, Pepe Larraz, and more!
                                                                                                              
Before you meet them in Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel, see them on the covers of your favorite comic books! This February, Marvel is celebrating one of the universe’s most famous alien race with a series of variant covers featuring key Marvel characters taking on shape-shifting Krees!


Look for Marvel’s Skrull variant covers on these select titles:

1.       AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15 by Lee Garbett 
2.       AVENGERS #14 by Carlos Pacheco
3.       BLACK PANTHER #9 by Ryan Benjamin
4.       CAPTAIN AMERICA #8 by Nick Bradshaw
5.       CONAN THE BARBARIAN #3 Pepe Larraz
6.       DAREDEVIL #1 Humberto Ramos
7.       DEADPOOL #9 by Mike Hawthorne
8.       FANTASTIC FOUR #7 Mike McKone
9.       HULKVERINES #1 TBD
10.   IMMORTAL HULK #13 Chris Stevens
11.   LOVE ROMANCES #1 Annie Wu
12.   SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST SPIDER #5 Pasqual Ferry
13.   THE GUNHAWKS #1 Bob McLeod
14.   THOR #10 Khary Randolph
15.   TONY STARK: IRON MAN #9 Khoi Pham
16.   UNCANNY X-MEN #11 Inhyuk Lee
17.   UNCANNY X-MEN: WINTER’S END Tom Raney
18.   VENOM #11 John Tyler Christopher
19.   WOLVERINE: INFINITY WATCH #1 Jee Hyung Lee
20.   X-23 #9 Ema Lupacchino
21.   X-FORCE #3 Butch Guice
22.   ZIGGY PIG – SILLY SEAL COMICS #1 Bobby Rubio
Don’t miss your chance to collect all 22 variant covers, coming to comic shops this February!



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About Marvel Entertainment
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
© 2018 MARVEL

Monday, December 3, 2018

12.03.2018 - GET READY FOR FANTASTIC FOUR: WORLD’S GREATEST WEEK COMING IN JANUARY!

Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Week kicks off live this January!


Last August, the Fantastic Four ruled the comic bestseller charts with their critically-acclaimed return to the Marvel Universe, becoming one of the industry’s top-selling books of the year. Fans and critics alike have praised the new adventures of Reed, Sue, Johnny, and Ben, and this January, the celebration continues when FANTASTIC FOUR: WORLD’S GREATEST WEEK kicks off with a special livestream event on Marvel.com, January 8!

Running from January 8–16, FANTASTIC FOUR: WORLD’S GREATEST WEEK will offer fans a sneak peek into what’s next for Marvel’s First Family – with special episodes of shows like This Week in Marvel and Earth’s Mightiest Show, exclusive video interviews, Fantastic Four trivia, curated reading lists, delicious themed recipes, and more! Marvel fans will also have a chance to order limited-edition Fantastic Four apparel in January to celebrate their favorite characters.

Marvel will also be celebrating over 50 years of the Fantastic Four with special variant covers showcasing the team’s most memorable antiheroes! Featuring stunning art by Marcos Martin, Adi Granov, Marko Djurdjevic, and more, these variant covers will be on over 20 select titles at your favorite comic shops this December. And on January 16, as the culmination of FANTASTIC FOUR: WORLD’S GREATEST WEEK, Marvel will be releasing the first of four all-new mystery variants, starting with “The Herald of Doom” storyline in Fantastic Four #6 by Dan Slott and Aaron Kuder!

Whether you’re being introduced to the Super Hero family for the first time or re-living their iconic adventures, you won’t want to miss this exclusive week of nonstop Fantastic Four festivities.

Tune in to Marvel.com’s live stream on January 8 to kick off FANTASTIC FOUR: WORLD’S GREATEST WEEK! For more information and updates on FANTASTIC FOUR: WORLD’S GREATEST WEEK, visit www.marvel.com/fantasticfourweek.

More details on products will be shared over the coming weeks.

The “Herald of Doom” arrives with FANTASTIC FOUR #6, on sale January 16!

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About Marvel Entertainment
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
© 2018 MARVEL

Saturday, December 1, 2018

12.01.2018 - POPEYE® THE SAILOR: THE 1940S, VOLUME 1 COMING DECEMBER 11, 2018 TO BLU-RAY & DVD


WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION UNVEILS BELOVED CARTOONS UNSEEN IN THEIR ORIGINAL FORM IN 60+ YEARS

POPEYE® THE SAILOR:
THE 1940S, VOLUME 1

COMING DECEMBER 11, 2018 TO BLU-RAY & DVD

FIRST 14 THEATRICAL SHORTS FROM FAMOUS STUDIOS
TO MAKE LONG-AWAITED OFFICIAL HOME ENTERTAINMENT DEBUT

SINGLE-DISC SET FEATURES NEW HIGH-DEFINITION MASTERS CREATED
FROM 4K SCANS OF THE ORIGINAL NITRATE TECHNICOLOR NEGATIVES



One of the biggest animated stars in American history returns to prominence in a specially remastered Blu-ray & DVD presentation with the Warner Archive Collection (WAC) release of Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s, Volume 1, a 14-cartoon set that includes many shorts unseen in their original form for more than 60 years. In stunning 1080p high definition created from 4K scans of the original nitrate Technicolor negatives, and never before officially released for home entertainment, the single-disc Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s, Volume 1 will be available December 11, 2018 through wb.com/warnerarchive and your favorite online retailer.

Produced especially for the adult animation collector, Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s, Volume 1 features the first two Technicolor® seasons of Popeye’s animated theatrical shorts (1943-44 and 1944-45) produced by Famous Studios, Paramount’s revered New York-based cartoon studio.

Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s, Volume 1, the first authorized Blu-ray release of the color cartoons, covers their initial theatrical release – starting with “Her Honor The Mare” (originally released on November 26, 1943) and extending through the 1945 cartoon, “Mess Production.” Each of the 14 cartoons has been meticulously restored from the original 35mm nitrate Technicolor negatives, which have been scanned at 4K as part of Warner Bros. ongoing film preservation efforts. From these new recombined scans, Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging department has created new masters under the direction of Warner Archive Collection for this Blu-ray and DVD release.

Popeye, who will celebrate his 90th anniversary in 2019, made his debut on January 17, 1929 in the comic strip “The Thimble Theater,” created by cartoonist E.C. Segar.  Loved by fans from around the globe as the tough, spinach-loving sailor man who always stands up for the underdog, Popeye is one of the world’s most recognizable pop culture icons who has maintained a loyal following for decades.

“This is a landmark moment in Warner Bros. providing animation enthusiasts with the ability to own treasured animated classics from our library with the best possible quality, aimed directly at the adult animation collectors,” says George Feltenstein, Senior Vice President, Theatrical Catalog, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. “Popeye is a beloved character whose popularity has endured for 90 years – starting as a comic strip, continuing as a headliner in motion pictures for almost 25 years, and cherished for decades on television. Warner Bros. has been pleased to bring earlier incarnations, including the renowned Fleischer cartoons, to DVD, and now we continue to cater to animation superfans with this first installment of Famous Studios cartoons.”

As part of Warner Bros. decades-long corporate film preservation program, the restoration process on these Popeye cartoons has been meticulous in its mission to address any and all film damage while preserving the original animated frame. Dirt, debris and any film damage has been repaired from the original sources, most of which have not been touched in over 70 years. Warner Archive Collection has ensured great care was taken to keep the animation authentic to its original look as first presented on movie theater screens in the 1940s. The entire Popeye library is currently undergoing this process.

“Popeye is one of the all-time great cartoon characters, but he hadn’t gotten a fair shake in the world of home entertainment until Warner released all of his black & white shorts,” said Leonard Maltin, animation historian, and author of Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons.What came next? The first Technicolor Popeye cartoons were also the last ones made under the aegis of the Fleischer Brothers, Max and Dave. Animation aficionados should welcome the opportunity to see these long-forgotten cartoons in such pristine condition, taken from the original 35mm negatives.”

“This is the first time anyone has gone back to the master nitrate negatives to ensure a crisper picture and vivid colors – nor have these films ever sounded so good,” said respected animation historian and author Jerry Beck. “The animators at this time, during the war years, were allowed to push the Popeye character forward, creating particularly zany plot lines and funny situations beyond the classic Popeye/Bluto rivalry for Olive Oyl. I’m particularly tickled over the cartoon where Bluto becomes a pseudo-Superman (courtesy of a licensed tie-in with DC Comics) and another where Popeye and Bluto romance Olive as marionette puppets. This was the ‘Golden Age’ of animation – and these are particularly strong cartoons that have been long in demand by animation buffs.”