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CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 – Soaring Higher Than Ever Before This Fall!

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New York, NY—June 23rd, 2015— New mission, same attitude. Suit up and strap in True Believer, because Carol Danvers is dialing it up a notch. Calling all Carol Corps members! Marvel is pleased to announce CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 – a brand new ongoing series launching later this year! Marvel’s Agent Carter Executive Producers and Showrunners Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters make the jump to Marvel Comics to pen the explosive adventures of Earth’s Mightiest Hero alongside rising star artist Kris Anka (Uncanny X-Men)!

“We are thrilled to have Michelle and Tara onboard for Captain Marvel’s next adventure,” says Marvel Director of Character & Content Development and Series Editor Sana Amanat. “They are powerhouse storytellers who will take Carol to even further heights as she explores what’s beyond Earth’s borders.  Carol Corps, stay at the ready, it’s going to be one wild ride!”

Carol’s been from one end of the universe to the other, and through her journey she’s discovered the hero and the leader she was born to be. Now she’s back – and if you want to get to Earth, you’ve got to get through Captain Marvel first! That’s right, Earth’s highest flying, hardest punching heroine is the planet’s first line of defense against any and all extraterrestrial threats. With an entire fleet and a state of the art Space Station at her command, if you come here looking for trouble, you won’t know what hit you! But when an abandoned ghost ship appears in our galaxy carrying mysterious cargo – does it spell doom for everything Carol’s built for herself?   

Hero. Pilot. Avenger. Leader. The next evolution of Carol Danvers begins this fall as she blasts off once again in CAPTAIN MARVEL #1!

Marvel Expands The STAR WARS™ Universe With LANDO #1 This July!

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New York, NY – April 17, 2015 – You know him. You love him. Prepare to see a side of him you’ve never seen before as the galaxy’s smoothest gambler, entrepreneur, and smuggler gets his very own series! Today, Marvel Entertainment and Lucasfillm Ltd. are pleased to announce LANDO #1 – a brand new Star Wars limited series coming this July from Marvel Comics! Join Lando on his greatest caper ever as blockbuster creators Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine, Inhuman, She-Hulk) and Alex Maleev (Daredevil, Spider-Woman, Moon Knight) bring you a new tale of a scoundrel in his natural element – trouble!

“Is Lando Calrissian the coolest character in all of Star Wars? Depends on who you ask, probably. But if you ask me, the answer is yes, and I plan to prove it with this story,” says series writer Charles Soule.

Before he joined the rebellion, before he oversaw mining operations on Bespin – he was just Lando. Making his way in the galaxy and getting by on good looks, charm, and an ace up his sleeve (sometimes literally). With his cyborg aide Lobot at his side, Lando has plans to steal one of the galaxy’s most valuable ships. Yet even with his swindles and unparalleled swagger – has he bitten off more than he can chew?

“Before Cloud City, before his glorious Death Star run,” continues Soule, “Lando Calrissian was just a man trying to make his way through an uncaring universe determined not to recognize that he was undeniably the coolest man in the galaxy. But Lando’s got a plan to change all that… and it starts with the deal of a lifetime.”

Created in close partnership with Lucasfilm, this new Marvel Comics limited series will exist as part of the canon for the Star Wars universe! Once again, Marvel brings the biggest creators in the industry to the biggest characters in a galaxy far, far away. Be there when the Star Wars line expands this July in LANDO #1!

THE INFINITY GAUNTLET is Marvel’s Latest Summer 2015 Teaser

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At this stage it isn’t a question if there’ll be a daily new Marvel morning ‘Summer 2015’ teaser harkening back to a classic event or storyline, but what it’ll be. Tuesday morning Comicbook.com has the latest – the Infinity Gauntlet – Jim Starlin and Ron Lim’s Thanos-centric 1991 limited series. The Infinity Gauntlet inspired several “Infinity”-related follow-up projects by Starlin over the years and of course the basic structure of Thanos trying to assemble all six of the Infinity Gems serves as the inspiration for the common through line of all of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe films.

With an image featuring Star-Lord and a whole family of Nova’s (characters that didn’t figure in the original storyline) along with Thanos, the teaser once again show whatever is happening in Summer 2015 isn’t a straight rehash of the previous storylines.

Though Marvel has yet to come out and say so, Newsarama’s money is still on all these teasers being related to Secret Wars , the 2015 mega-event that will span 12 issues starting late Spring, and is said to be the culmination of all the reality and time-travel manipulation at Marvel Comics over the past several years. The New Avenger series has seen alternate realities crashing into each other, resulting in the destruction of one or both worlds.

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MARVEL PROUDLY ANNOUNCES "SPIDER-GWEN"!

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New York, NY—October 17th, 2014 — Revealed at Marvel’s New York Comic Con “Spider-Man” Panel, Marvel Comics is excited to announce the latest addition to the Spider-Man mythos – Spider-Gwen! The new on-going series will focus on Gwen Stacy, who, in an alternate universe, was the one bitten by the radioactive spider giving her spider-powers!

After a sell-out introductory issue that’s part of the events of the current Spider-Man storyline, “Spider-Verse“, the new series, written by Jason Latour (Edge of Spider-Verse, Wolverine and the X-Men), artist Robbi Rodriguez (Edge of Spider-Verse, All-New X-Men), and colorist Rico Renzi spotlights Marvel’s latest cult-favorite hero as she introduces readers to a whole new world where she is the one true spider-hero! 

Marvel Comics’ Spider-Gwen swings into comic book retailers in February 2015.

Marvel Launching New ‘Secret Wars’ Event in 2015

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New York Comic Con News:  At the New York Comic Con tonight Marvel Comics revealed its major “event” for 2015, a new year-long, Secret Wars written by Jonathan Hickman and drawn by Esad Ribic.  The new Secret Wars was announced on the 30th anniversary of the original 1984, year-long Secret Wars event that did for comic book crossovers what Jaws did for summer movie blockbusters.  The new Secret Wars will begin at the end of the current Avengers story arc, “Time Runs Out.”

Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort told USA Today: “The scope of it is about the biggest thing we’ve ever done or attempted to do. It’s may be not the best thing to say but I don’t know how we’ll top it a year later.”  USA Today reports that the new Secret Wars will be a company-wide event affecting the entire publishing side when it debuts next spring–and like the original Secret Wars, which had a tie-in with Mattel–the new Secret Wars already has merchandising deals in place with Hasbro, Gentle Giant, and Hot Topic.

Marvel also released a very interesting teaser painting by Alex Ross, which reflects some of the events and participants in the new Secret Wars.  Marvel fans will be scrutinizing this image closely since it includes new versions of Iron Man, Wasp, and Hawkeye, as well as Sam Wilson the new Captain America along with Steve Rogers, the old one.  There seems to be several incarnations of various Marvel characters including three Thors, including the new female Thor, who looks like she’s about to get in a donnybrook with the original God of Thunder.  Plus, is that Obnoxio the Clown in the upper right corner?  And the burning question, will the Beyonder be back?

Marvel clearly thinks that it is upping the ante on comic book crossovers with this one.  As Brevoort put it, “Our hope is that as seismic as the original Secret Wars was to the Marvel Universe and the readers, this new Secret Wars will be to the readers of today.  People are certainly going to be talking about it 30 years from now.”