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A Leader Ascends in Your New Look at PRINCESS LEIA #1

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New York, NY – February 10, 2014 – Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are extremely proud to present your new look at the highly anticipated PRINCESS LEIA #1 – the blockbuster new limited series set in the Star Warsuniverse! Eisner-award winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, S.H.I.E.L.D.) and blockbuster artist Terry Dodson (Avengers & X-Men: AXIS, Uncanny X-Men) bring you a brand new story of Leia’s quest to help her people…and her struggle to find her place in the galaxy.

When Princess Leia Organa was captured by the Empire as a Rebel spy, she never betrayed her convictions, even in the face of the complete obliteration of her home world, Alderaan. When rescue came, she grabbed a blaster and joined the fight, escaping back to the Rebel Alliance. But in the aftermath of the Rebellion’s harrowing victory and destruction of the first Death Star, the question remains – what is a princess without a world?

MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES IRON FIST: THE LIVING WEAPON

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New York, NY (January 9th, 2014) – Marvel Entertainment is excited to announce an all-new on-going series, Iron Fist: THE Living Weapon by the striking talent of writer and artist, Kaare Andrews (Spider-Man: Reign, A+X).

This spring, the fiery fist of vengeance strikes once again! Masterfully orchestrated by writer/artist, Kaare Andrews, Danny Rand once again channels the power of the ancient dragon, Shou-Lao, to become Iron Fist in an all-new series. Kaare explains, “I have two intentions with this project. The first is to tell a bare bones story that does not impede itself with the layers and layers of continuity that Iron Fist has become enriched with. The second, and more important, is to reach into the core of the character and re-explore who Danny Rand is. Reinvention through core exploration.”

In the character’s early history, starting with his first appearance in 1974, Danny was on a path for revenge as he hunted down the man who murdered his father, and Andrews promises to return to how it all began, “The defining aspect of Danny Rand is the loss of a father and a quest for honor and vengeance. Yet, these are themes that haven’t been explored again since his origin story back in the 70s. We need to bring Danny back to this state of blind rage and self-destruction. Remember – this is a man who traded immortality for vengeance. And the consequences of that are what I’m most interested in.”

Kaare Andrews is not the only one within the “House of Ideas” who respects and honors the character of Iron Fist. Marvel’s Editor in Chief, Axel Alonso, reminisces, “Iron Fist first appeared in Marvel Premiere #15 May, 1974. That self-contained issue, which tells the origin of Iron Fist, remains one of my favorite comic book stories of all time!”

Alonso continues, "Iron Fist: THE Living Weapon is a project close to my heart for two reasons: the character – being the first – and the creator, writer/artist Kaare Andrews. I consider Kaare to be one of the most gifted storytellers in the medium.  Kaare has crafted a stirring and action-packed tale that cuts the very heart of who Iron Fist is.”

Through Iron Fist’s history, it has been revealed that Danny Rand is the most recent of an ancient linage of Iron Fists and Andrews promises to continue to expand on that eclectic library of characters while still keeping it a great entry point. Andrews says, “For readers who already know Iron Fist, we introduce a couple of new characters and make use of the world already established– but focus on keeping this story contained and accessible. For new readers, I’m trying to keep his condensed mythology very streamlined and fresh.”

When the mystical city of K’un-Lun comes under siege, the prodigal son, Danny Rand must come home – in more ways than one.  Is Iron Fist prepared for a threat that hearkens back to that horrible day when his father dropped to his death on a Himalayan mountaintop?  Can anything prepare him for the truth that’s waiting for him in the rubble that was once the city of K’un-Lun – the place of Iron Fist’s birth?

Marvel NOW! To Be Featured on ‘Jeopardy’

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In addition to an already announced radio advertising campaign Marvel Entertainment has announced a number of other gambits to raise the profile of its Marvel NOW! launches, the latest of which will involve the appearance of the Marvel superheroes on America’s favorite quiz show Jeopardy during the installment of the long-running show that airs nationwide on Thursday, December 13th.

According to information released by Marvel today, the December 13th iteration of Jeopardy will "feature a special category in which we’ll find out just how much the contestants know about Marvel NOW!’s most popular characters and their exciting new comic book series."

The Future of SAVAGE WOLVERINE Is Marvel NOW!

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This January, Wolverine embarks on a vicious journey back home that can only be housed in Savage Wolverine #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series from superstar creator Frank Cho! As part of Marvel NOW!, Savage Wolverine  joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!

Wolverine awakes to find himself transported to the Savage Land and labeled public enemy number one!  With no memory of how he got there, and Shanna the She-Devil his only ally, Logan must unravel the mystery that slumbers at the heart of the Savage Land before it finds a way to kill him first.  This January, Wolverine is all brawls, babes, and brachiosaurs, and you’ll never see the end — or the future of the Marvel Universe — NOW!

“Frank Cho’s ‘Savage Wolverine’ is adrenaline-fueled eye candy," said Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. "Plopped down in the middle of the Savage Land, Logan will have to carve a path to freedom through a maze of none-too-friendly cavemen, hungry dinosaurs and threats so surprising only Frank could have thought of them.  If you’ve been itching for a cover-to-cover action series that proves that Logan is, indeed, the best at what he does, with cameos by a surprising array of Marvel Universe characters, this is the series you’ve been waiting for."

Marvel NOW! is the culmination of Marvel ReEvolution, the groundbreaking new initiative to evolve the comic book experience through innovation. With Savage Wolverine, Marvel NOW! ensures fans will discover an entirely new perspective in the adventures of Weapon X.

“The story takes place in the forbidden area of the Savage Land where an evil ancient god slumbers. Wolverine and others accidently unleash it, while trying to get back home.” explained Cho in an interview with Marvel.com. “This isn’t just a solo Wolverine story. It’s actually a team-up story with Shanna the She-Devil. Both Wolverine and Shanna have similar assertive personalities. The story is not just a quest to get home, it’s a story about surviving each other’s company and the Savage Land…it gets pretty bloody and savage… in a good way”

The Future of the FANTASTIC FOUR Is Marvel NOW!

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This November, Marvel’s First Family embarks on a adventure unlike any before in Fantastic Four #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series from the blockbuster creative team of Eisner Award Winning writer Matt Fraction and legendary artist Mark Bagley! As part of Marvel NOW!, Fantastic Four joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and veteran readers alike!

Four adults. Two kids. One FantastiCar. NOW! Reed, Sue, Johnny, and Ben – along with Franklin and Valeria – begin their epic journey through all of infinite time and space!

“Matt and Mark are taking the world’s greatest family of science-adventurers on a road trip through every conceivable corner of the Marvel Universe,” said Axel Alonoso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment.  "It’s a long and winding road, filled with friends and foes, both old and new, and challenges unlike anything they’ve ever faced.  What doesn’t break the Richards family will only make it stronger."