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BLADE #1 – There’s a New Hunter in Town This October!

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New York, NY—July 13th, 2015— She’s lean, she’s mean and she has no idea she’s the daughter of a monster killing machine! This October, it’s the Marvel Universe’s resident vampire hunter like you’ve never seen before in BLADE #1 – a brand new ongoing series from writer Tim Seeley (Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy) and artist Logan Faerber (Secret Wars: Battleworld)!

Meet Fallon Grey. A normal sixteen year old girl from rural Oregon. Nominated for Prom Queen, Captain of the Debate Team, most popular girl in her class. But there is another side to Fallon. A feeling like there’s something else going on inside. When terror strikes her small town, she’ll find out just how right she was. As fearsome supernatural forces invade her town, hunting her down – she’ll come face to face with something even more shocking than the monsters on her tail.

Bucky Barnes Strikes in WINTER SOLIDER: THE BITTER MARCH #1!

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Bucky Barnes has been called many things – Avenger, Invader, and even Captain America. But to many, he’s known by only one name – The Winter Solider! A name that carries a bloody legacy reaching deep into the pages of history. And today Marvel is proud to present your first look at WINTER SOLDIER: THE BITTER MARCH #1 – a new limited series from blockbuster writer Rick Remender and fan-favorite artist Roland Boschi!

At the height of the Cold War, S.H.I.E.L.D. sends their top operative, agent Ran Shen, deep into enemy territory to retrieve two Nazi scientists that could be the key to winning the war. But they aren’t the only ones who want these high value scientists. The Soviet Union have unleashed their most ruthless agent – THE WINTER SOLDIER! His mission: acquire the scientists by any means necessary – or kill them before they fall into enemy hands!

“In the late 1960s, a S.H.I.E.L.D. mission gone wrong begat the creation of the Iron Nail, the foe whose schemes and strategies are bedeviling Captain America in the present in his own series,” says Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “WINTER SOLDIER: THE BITTER MARCH tells the story of that fateful mission, and the events that set S.H.I.E.L.D. operative Ran Shen onto the path that would result in him becoming the dreaded Iron Nail.”

Don’t miss the intrigue, adventure, romance, and action in this high-octane, pulse pounding thriller that will have grave consequences for the life of modern day Captain America when WINTER SOLDIER: THE BITTER MARCH #1 hits comic shops this February!

Marvel Announces New ‘Captain Marvel’ Series

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At the Superior Spider-Man panel at the NYCC Marvel Comics announced a new Captain Marvel comic book series debuting in March that will be written by Kelly Sue DeConnick and drawn by David Lopez.
 
DeConnick is taking Carol Danvers, who made the transition from Ms. Marvel to Captain Marvel last year, cosmic in the new Captain Marvel series as Marvel’s other “Cap” shows that she has the "right stuff" by demonstrating her skills as an American pilot in outer space.  The first arc in the new ongoing Captain Marvel series is called "Higher, Faster, Further, More," as the series takes on an outer space dimension.
 
With Captain Marvel going cosmic it didn’t take long for a fan to query whether Carol Danvers might just bump into the Guardians of the Galaxy somewhere out there, and DeConnick’s "wouldn’t that be awesome" reply doesn’t exactly inspire skepticism

Comic-Con Posters–Part 1

‘Thor,’ ‘Cap,’ ‘Godzilla,’ & ‘The Walking Dead’

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Comic-Con News:  Some of the most interesting creations to come out of a festival dedicated to the graphic arts like the San Diego Comic-Con are the posters created specifically to appeal to an audience that is very visually aware and oriented.   Movie and TV marketers are getting better and better at finding the right talent to create powerful images that appeal to the Comic-Con crowd, and this year’s crop of Comic-Con posters is off to a great start with Ryan Meinerding’s concept art-like image of Captain America battling the Winter Soldier (actually Cap’s re-programmed former sidekick Bucky) in an image that captures the conflict at the heart of the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie, which debuts on April 4, 2014.  This design provides quite a contrast with the stark Captain America teaser poster the Marvel Studios unveiled earlier this month.

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Marvel Studios, which is as expected quite adept at appealing to comic book fans, also commissioned artist Charlie Wen to create a poster for Thor: The Dark World, and unlike Meinerding’s image, which has appeared in Entertainment Weekly, this stirring image of Thor’s ascension is making its debut at Comic Con.  Wen’s design has plenty of old school charm, thanks in large part to those faces that loom out of the background that should resonate with comic book fans.

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The folks at Legendary Pictures (The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel) also know how to appeal to a geek audience.  Legendary’s big-budget Godzilla film is one of the company’s biggest gambles, which to succeed will have to appeal to the core Comic-Con audience.  The new poster for director Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla is a very strong design with rubble twisted into the form of the giant monster that works as a clever visual reference to Mecha-Godzilla.  The stark logo superimposed over painterly Japanese characters and the striking dark red and shades of gray/black color scheme make this the most graphically sophisticated design unveiled for Comic-Con so far.

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But it’s not necessarily the most evocative.  There are numerous ways to reach out to the core Comic-Con crowd and one of them is to commission a work from an artist with a distinct style and following among comic book fans.  That is the tack that the AMC cable network chose by commissioning Alex Ross to create a poster for The Walking Dead TV series.  Ross, who is clearly among the most popular comic book cover artists of the past decade, doesn’t disappoint in this precisely painted image of the shambling undead.

Captain America Elected President Of The United States of America!

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The people have spoken—and tomorrow Steve Rogers, the man known as Captain America, becomes President Elect of the United States of America! In Ultimate Comics Ultimates #15, from rising star writer Sam Humphries and fan-favorite artist Billy Tan, Captain America’s made his dramatic return and publically saved America from an insidious new enemy in one of his most harrowing battles yet. But when all the dust settles, Steve Rogers is about to get the biggest surprise of his life—he’s won the special election for the Presidency via write-in! What does this mean for his future as Captain America? Can he be a President who fights on the frontlines?