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Hero Initiative at San Francisco’s Wonder-Con!

Hero Initiative at San Francisco’s Wonder-Con Party at The Comic Art Museum benefiting Ed Hannigan Sponsored by Comic Outpost

HeroInitiative_EdHanniganHero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic creators in need, is hoppin’ up to San Francisco’s WonderCon at the Moscone Center South Easter weekend April 2-4. Original art from a variety of artists will be for sale at the booth, and a huge party benefitting Ed Hannigan will take place the Cartoon Art Museum, sponsored by San Francisco’s own Comic Outpost!

The Cartoon Art Museum, The Hero Initiative and The Comic Outpost proudly present the museum’s Annual Wonder-Con Weekend Party, which will be held on Friday, April 2, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from this special event will go to comic book artist Ed Hannigan, whose work is featured in the Cartoon Art Museum’s current exhibition Ed Hannigan: Covered.

Tickets for this event will be sold at the Cartoon Art Museum booth on the floor at WonderCon, and at the door at the museum, 655 Mission St., just three blocks from WonderCon. Ed Hannigan, who is suffering from multiple sclerosis, will receive a portion of the proceeds. Tickets are available for $20-$35, with those who donate $35 or more receiving a special gift bag courtesy of the Cartoon Art Museum. A silent auction will be held at the party, and all proceeds from the auction will go directly Hannigan.

Many of the top talents from DC Comics, Marvel Comics and more will be in attendance at the party as special guests of the Cartoon Art Museum and the Hero Initiative. Confirmed guests include Arthur Adams, Amanda Conner, Sergio Aragones, Joyce Chin, Jimmy Palmiotti, Greg Rucka, Gail Simone, Jen Van Meter, and more to be announced. Food and beverages will be provided. Please visit www.cartoonart.org for a list of additional sponsors as they are announced.

Hero Initiative president Jim McLauchlin and Cartoon Art Museum curator Andrew Farago preview the Gallery’s Ed Hannigan: Covered exhibit Friday, from 2p.m.-3p.m. at a WonderCon panel. See some of the great art that will be up for auction at the party, and catch the world debut of the Ed Hannigan video, celebrating the works of the great artist. Room 232/234.

Come by Hero’s booth, #637, and check out original art available for sale by Tim Sale, Darwyn Cooke and more. Adam Kubert will be at the booth and will draw four, only four sketches the whole weekend, exclusively for Hero! And last but not least, Hero is proud to offer an exclusive, limited edition print of Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #64, one of Ed Hannigan’s most famous covers. The print is a limited edition of only 150 pieces, and each one will be hand-signed by Ed. Prints are available at $25 each, and are sure to go quickly, go get to the booth fast!

Hero Initiative booth schedule as Follows:

Friday April 2:
1 p.m.-2 p.m.: Gail Simone
2 p.m.-3 p.m.: Ed Hannigan Panel room 233-234
2:30 p.m.-4 p.m: Bill Morrison

Saturday, April 3:
11 a.m.-12noon: Matt Wagner
1 p.m.-2 p.m.: Rev. Dave Johnson

Sunday April 4:
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Bill Morrison
1-2 Rev. Dave Johnson

About The Hero Initiative:

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strict to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

Marvel Noise Episode 113

This week Pat has the new releases, Carlos makes a call, Rick smashes through another tale, Steve’s solo in the bunker, and Derek talks about Ultimate Comics X #1!  All this and our host talks about the good (Mighty Avengers #33) and the bad (Mighty Avengers #34).

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Marvel Announces IRON MAN: EXTREMIS Motion Comic!

MARVEL KNIGHTS ANIMATION BRINGS IRON MAN TO LIFE IN GROUNDBREAKING STORY FROM WARREN ELLIS & ADI GRANOV

IronMan_Extremis_iTunesCoverNew York, NY (March 25, 2010)—Marvel Knights Animation (www.marvel.com) is proud to announce their newest motion comic epic: Iron Man: Extremis, available April 16th! Adapting the critically-acclaimed storyline by superstars Warren Ellis and Adi Granov, Tony Stark (AKA Iron Man) faces his greatest threat ever—a terrorist transformed into an unstoppable force with the powerful bio-engineered Extremis super-soldier serum! Now Tony Stark redefines Iron Man’s mission for the 21st century, setting the Armored Avenger on a new direction that’ll alter his life forever…if he can find a way to defeat a modern day nightmare! Featuring groundbreaking animation and special effects never before seen in a motion comic, Iron Man: Extremis will leave your jaws on the floor! Each of the six episodes are only $1.99, with an extra sized premiere running nearly 20 minutes long, and a can’t miss season pass priced at $9.99! Iron Man: Extremis will be available for download on iTunes, Zune, and Xbox, with new episodes available bi-weekly through June.

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Iron Man: Extremis is one of the pre-eminent Iron Man stories, thanks to the amazing work of Warren Ellis and Adi Granov,” explained Marvel Editor-In-Chief Joe Quesada. “Just as the Iron Man: Extremis comic book forever changed how we see Iron Man, the motion comic adaptation represents the next evolution of the medium.”

The worldwide leader in bringing super heroes to life, Marvel redefined the motion comic medium with their first two releases—Spider-Woman (from Brian Bendis & Alex Maleev) and Astonishing X-Men (from Joss Whedon & John Cassaday). Staying true to their source material, Marvel Motion Comics utilize each story’s original art and scripts while adding seamless motion, dynamic voice acting, and stunning special effects to deliver a whole new way to experience some of the greatest storylines in Marvel Comics’ history.

“Having the chance to work on something created by Adi and Warren has been a dream come true,” exclaims Ruwan Jayatilleke, Marvel Senior Vice President, Development & Planning, Print, Animation and Digital Media explained, “As the lead producer on this motion comic, I am thrilled with all the effort and energy that Magnetic Dreams, Edge Studio, Underground Music, and NYAV have thrown into this project—creating an incredibly compelling series of animated content! I don’t want to give away any of the surprises, but once you see Tony Stark suit up and Iron Man take flight, you’ll know just why I am so excited.”

You can get your first look at the Iron Man: Extremis right now at www.marvel.com/extremis

Please note that Iron Man: Extremis is intended for mature audiences only.

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IRON MAN EXTREMIS Motion Comic Trailer

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Experience Iron Man in a whole new way – IRON MAN: EXTREMIS Motion Comic. From the story by Warren Ellis & Adi Granov, this incredible epic blends seamless motion, dynamic voice acting, and stunning special effects, bringing to life the story that redefined Iron Man for the 21st Century. Now you can get an exclusive sneak peek at this breathtaking visual breakthrough in motion comics!

Click here to watch the video.

Marvel Unveils New IRON MAN BY DESIGN Variant Covers

Get a look at Iron Man like you’ve never seen him before! Marvel is proud to unveil even more of the stunning Iron Man By Design variant covers by some of the top artists of today!

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on these hotly-anticipated variant covers, as Iron Man continues to garner mainstream media buzz! No Marvel fan can miss April’s Iron Man By Design variant covers!

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DARK WOLVERINE #85 (FEB100573)
DARK WOLVERINE #85 IRON MAN BY DESIGN VARIANT (FEB100574)

Written by DANIEL WAY & MARJORIE LIU
Pencils & Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
IRON MAN BY DESIGN VARIANT by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Parental Advisory …$2.99
FOC—3/25/10, On-Sale—4/21/10

X-MEN LEGACY #235 (FEB100561)
X-MEN LEGACY #235 IRON MAN BY DESIGN VARIANT (FEB100563)
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by GREG LAND
Cover by ADI GRANOV
Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH
IRON MAN BY DESIGN VARIANT by DAVE JOHNSON
Rated A …$2.99
FOC—3/25/10, On-Sale—4/21/10

WOLVERINE ORIGINS #47 (FEB100575)
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #47 IRON MAN BY DESIGN VARIANT (FEB100576)

Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by WILL CONRAD
Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
IRON MAN BY DESIGN VARIANT by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Parental Advisory …$2.99
FOC—4/1/10/10, On-Sale—4/28/10

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Marvel Announces Avengers Day!

Avengers_01_CoverThe Earth’s Mightiest Retailers assemble on May 19th for the inaugural, first-annual, Avengers Day! This historic event marks an all new era for Marvel’s greatest heroes as the Avengers come together to usher in The Heroic Age. Mark your calendars and be the first person on your block to score great Avengers Day commemorative items like exclusive limited edition print featuring John Romita Jr.’s “I Am An Avenger” images, door hangers, mini-posters and more! Plus, fans can’t miss the chance to add their own heroes to the Avengers roster by Avengers_01_IAmAnAvengersBlanksketching on the Avengers #1 I Am An Avenger Blank Variant and purchase the stunning Avengers Poster by John Romita Jr!

Plus, Marvel would like to thank participating retailers with a special advance screening edition of Avengers #1! This limited edition comic, featuring a letter from Brian Michael Bendis, won’t be made available to the general public or retailers not participating in May 19th’s historic events.

Retailers, check the Marvel Mailer for information about how to acquire festive party invitations, and all the other special edition party favors. Additionally, the Marvel Retailer Resource Center and Diamond Retailer Site will feature special marketing items—such as customizable press releases, shelf talkers, cake toppers and flyers—exclusive to Avengers Day!

Participating retailers will be mentioned on Brian Michael Bendis’ own message boards as well as Marvel.com, so register now!

On May 19th, fans and retailers from across the globe will come together and unite for Avengers Day!

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AVENGERS #1 (MAR100516)
AVENGERS #1 ROMITA JR VARIANT (MAR100517)
AVENGERS #1 DJURDJEVIC VARIANT (MAR100518)
AVENGERS #1 HEROIC AGE VARIANT (MAR100519)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Heroic Age Variant by GREG LAND
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC – 4/21/10, On Sale – 5/19/10

SECRET AVENGERS #1 (MAR100566)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MIKE DEODATO
Rated A …$3.99
FOC – 5/6/10, On Sale 5/26/10

NEW AVENGERS #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN
FOC – 5/27/10, On Sale 6/16/10

AVENGERS ACADEMY #1
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Pencils & Cover by MIKE MCKONE
FOC – 5/13, On Sale 6/3/10

AVENGERS PRIME #1 (of 5)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by ALAN DAVIS
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC—5/13/10, On-Sale—6/3/10

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Advance Solicitations for June, 2010

Courtesy of Marvel, listed below are the advance solicitations for June, 2010.

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The Groundbreaking Ultimate Comics X #1 Returns With A Third Printing

UltimateComicsX_01_ThirdPrintingMarvel is pleased to announce that after an overwhelming response, Ultimate Comics X #1 will return with Ultimate Comics X #1 Third Printing Variant! The most acclaimed new launch marks the first time an issue from the Ultimate Comics line has reached a third printing! The superstar creative duo of Jeph Loeb and Arthur Adams have everyone asking “Who—or what—is Ultimate X?” Ultimate Comics X #1 Third Printing Variant will sport a stunning black & white version of the original cover by Arthur Adams!

Fans and critics agree, Ultimate Comics X is a hit!

“The book lives up to its opening promise of a more hopeful and optimistic story, providing a very human character portrait of a new Ultimate character”—Dave Wallace, ComicsBulletin.Com

“This is the archetypical comic story that some readers will one day point back to and say, ‘That was the single greatest issue I ever read.’…Adams turns in phenomenally detailed yet buoyantly composed art as only Arthur Adams can deliver it”- Doug Zawisza, ComicBookResources.Com

“I enjoyed it…It’s cool to see an alternate universe in which anything can happen and now it finally does.”– Chad Derdowski, Mania.Com

“This is Loeb at the top of his game”—Lee Newman, BrokenFrontier.Com

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Ultimate Comics X as the series’ first issue has now sold out twice! Ultimate Comics X continues to impress and has no plans of stopping. Ultimate Comics X #1 Third Printing Variant has answers to the questions everyone has been asking. With Captain America, Wolverine and the Fantastic four out of the picture, who will answer the call?

ULTIMATE COMICS X #1 THIRD PRINTING VARIANT (FEB108020)
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC—4/01/10, On-Sale—4/28/10

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Marvelman Returns In June!

MarvelmanClassicPrimer_AngloCoverMarvel is proud to announce the return of Marvelman to shelves everywhere with the release of Marvelman Classic Primer #1 in June! Who is the mysterious Marvelman? And just why is he one of the most enduring super heroes of all time? The answers arrives in this commemorative one-shot featuring interviews with creator Mick Anglo, superstar Neil Gaiman and more who contributed to this character’s history over the years! Plus, get all-new pin ups of key Marvelman characters by superstar artists Mike Perkins, Doug Braithwaite, Miguel Angel Sepulveda, Jae Lee, Khoi Pham and Ben Oliver! This landmark issue features two MarvelmanClassicPrimer_QuesadaCovercovers—one with the timeless art of Mick Anglo and another with the now-iconic rendition of Marvelman by Marvel Editor-In-Chief—and superstar artist—Joe Quesada!

Then, in July, thrill to the debut of Marvelman Family’s Finest #1, a new ongoing series reprinting Marvelman’s greatest adventures for the first time in the US! Plus, no comics fan can miss Marvelman Classic Vol.1 Premiere HC, reprinting Marvelman’s earliest adventures in chronological order!

Now’s your chance to learn just why Marvelman is one of the most important characters in comic book history—it all begins in Marvelman Classic Primer #1, this June!

MARVELMAN CLASSIC PRIMER #1
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
Cover by JOE QUESADA
Variant by MICK ANGLO
Rated A …$3.99
ON SALE IN JUNE!

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Marvel Noise Episode 112

New releases, Smash Tales, and a guest in the Bunker! Pat, Rick, and Steve do what they do while our host talks about The Marvels Project, Spider-Man and the Secret Wars, and PunisherMAX: Butterfly.

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