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Kick-Ass 100K!

April 13th, 2010 Comments off

KICKASS_MPHC_coverMark Millar & John Romita Jr’s Kick-Ass is the comic book/ movie phenomenon everyone’s talking about and now the hardcover collection is about to surpass 100,000 copies in print, with nearly 40% of the copies sold to date sold through direct market retailers!

“My first inclination is to try to be clever and say that I have 100,000 relatives to thank…. but I won’t,” said Kick-Ass artist and co-creator John Romita Jr. “I’m extremely proud of this all, and very excited about working on the next two chapters!”

Mark Millar, co-creator and writer of Kick-Ass added, “The idea that a twenty-five dollar book has hit 100,000 sales in a little over a month is just insane. Especially when this doesn’t count all the international orders or the trade paperback we have coming up. That’s roughly ten times what Johnny and I were expecting and we would like to thank the comic-book retailers in America for their support of this book. This was not cheap and they took a gamble on us and I promise that Johnny will buy each and every one of them a drink at every convention he ever hits from now on.”

With the feature film hitting theatres this Friday, no comic book fan can afford to miss the hardcover taking the world by storm—it’s time to Kick-Ass!

KICK-ASS PREMIERE HC (DEC090575)
KICK-ASS PREMIERE HC DM VARIANT (DEC090576)

Written by MARK MILLAR
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Covers by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Mature …$24.99
ON SALE NOW!

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Siege #1 Is On Sale Now!

January 6th, 2010 Comments off

Siege01.The Marvel Universe changes forever today as Siege #1, from the chart-topping team of superstars Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel, is on-sale NOW! This is the end of the Marvel Universe as you know, but what’s the price of victory? The comic book event seven years in the making begins here as every major Marvel character gets involved in the greatest assembly of heroes and villains you’ve ever seen!

Critics and fans agree—Siege is a hit!

Siege #1 works incredibly well, building off the layered tapestry Marvel has woven over the past several years while retaining focus and a sense of purpose that kicks off Marvel’s 2010 with style. I’m truly looking forward to what’s around the corner and what new developments this will lead to in the coming year.”—Richard George, IGN.Com

Siege thrives on the sheer pulp insanity of a lot of its concepts… thanks to Marvel’s commitment to crafting a coherent universe for its characters, signals the start of a major shift in its status quo.”– Benjamin Birdie, ComicBookResources.Com

“Coipel just knocks it out of the park… in terms of pacing and above all action, this is certainly my favorite Bendis-penned megaevent yet”—David Pepose, Newsarama.Com

Plus, don’t miss exclusive SIEGE high quality prints available at the Marvel Print Store (http://prints.marvel.com) from superstar artists such as Marko Djurdjevic, Simone Bianchi, Billy Tan and more!

Norman Osborn’s endgame is revealed as the Marvel Universe finds itself irrevocably changed and not everyone survives! No comic book fan can afford to miss Siege #1!

SIEGE #1 (of 4) (NOV090419)
SIEGE #1 (of 4) DELL’OTTO VARIANT
SIEGE #1 (of 4) QUESADA VARIANT
SIEGE #1 (of 4) COIPEL SKETCH VARIANT

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
Variant Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Variant Cover by JOE QUESADA
Sketch Variant by OLIVIER COIPEL
Rated T+ …$3.99
ON SALE TODAY!

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Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic Episode 3 Trailer

November 23rd, 2009 Comments off

Marvel is proud to unveil your first look at episode 3 of the Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic! Based on the acclaimed story by superstars Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and John Cassaday (Captain America), the X-Men are faced with a mysterious new villain and a possible cure for the mutant gene! Now Cyclops, Wolverine and all your favorite mutants must face the greatest threats of their lives and, before it’s all done, experience one of the most jaw-dropping moments in Marvel history!

Click here to view the trailer.

Preview: The Stand: Soul Survivors #1

October 21st, 2009 Comments off

The Horror Epic Continues In The Stand: Soul Survivors #1–On Sale Now!

TheStand_SoulSurvivors_01_CoverMarvel’s critically acclaimed Stephen King adaptation begins another epic volume in The Stand: Soul Survivors #1, ON SALE NOW! The critically-lauded creative team of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Mike Perkins return to deliver their most thrilling story yet! Nick Andros is fed up of haunted visions from the sinister Randall Flagg, but the only person that can help him is hundreds of corpse littered miles away! Other survivors of Captain Trips keep popping up, but not all of them welcome…

Critics and fans have been raving about Marvel’s graphic fiction adaptation of The Stand:

“Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has been brilliant in adapting Stephen King’s novel into the comic medium…taking all the emotion and horror from the classic horror novel and capturing it perfectly. A tremendous achievement.” — Paul Stotts, Bloodofthemuse.comTheStand_SoulSurvivors_01_VariantCover

“Aguirre-Sacasa and Perkins bring King’s story to life wonderfully, capturing the atmosphere of the story perfectly.” – David Wallace, Comicsbulletin.com

“Marvel’s vision of The Stand remains one of the most faithful adaptations on the market. It channels nearly everything that makes the novel great and makes it work in the context of a comic book.” – Jesse Schedeen, IGN.com

Who is accompanying Nick Andros to his mysterious destination? Find out in the shocking issue The Stand: Soul Survivors #1, ON SALE NOW!

For more on The Stand, please visit www.marvel.com/thestand or www.stephenking.com.

Published by arrangement with The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. This graphic novel is produced under license from The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group and Stephen King.

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THE STAND: SOUL SURVIVORS #1 (AUG090422)
THE STAND: SOUL SURVIVORS #1 PERKINS VARIANT (AUG090423)
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by MIKE PERKINS
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
Parental Advisory …$3.99
ON SALE NOW!

THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS PREMIERE HC (DEC082308)
THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS PREMIERE HC LIMITED EDITION VARIANT (DEC082309)

Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by MIKE PERKINS
Covers by MIKE PERKINS & LEE BERMEJO
Parental Advisory SLC …$24.99
ON SALE NOW!

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Daredevil #501 Sells Out and Returns With A Second Printing!

October 19th, 2009 Comments off

Daredevil_501_SecondPrintingMarvel is thrilled to announce that Daredevil #501 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with Daredevil #501 Second Printing Variant! The red hot creative team of Andy Diggle and artist Roberto De La Torre take the reins of Daredevil and send him into deadly uncharted territory! Matt Murdock accepts leadership of the murderous Hand ninjas, but does he follow through with the ultimate sacrifice they require? Meanwhile, the Kingpin names a new lieutenant and begins his newest plan. This is the perfect jumping on point for this critically acclaimed series! Plus, this second printing features De La Torre’s stunning interior artwork on the cover!

Critics and fans alike are raving about Daredevil:

“I’m convinced that [De La Torre], like Diggle, was the right choice for Daredevil. Daredevil #501 is a great start for the Diggle and De La Torre creative team.” – Greg McElhatton, ComicBookResources.com

“Diggle steps to the plate with some strong writing. [De La Torre] adds a dynamic dimension to the book that’s been missing for some time. Their new status quo is rich with promise, and they seem to have a strong grasp on the characters without being overly reverent. I’m ready for another exciting ride.” – Dan Phillips, IGN.com

Daredevil #501 was a great issue to kick off Andy Diggle and Robert De La Torre run on this title.” – Comicbookrevolution.net

“Every page, every panel was well done. I’m really excited about this book. I think you will be too.” – Dante Amodeo, Aintitcool.com

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Daredevil, as the series continues to generate significant praise and immediate sell outs! What exactly is the Kingpin planning? How does Daredevil’s new role affect those around him? Catch all the answers in Daredevil #501 Second Printing Variant!

DAREDEVIL #501 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (SEP098021)
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC—11/05/09, On-Sale—11/25/09

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Bendis & Oeming’s Award-Winning POWERS Returns With All New Series!

Powers_01_CoverThe most popular super hero crime comic of the decade returns in November with Powers #1, from the award-winning team of Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Oeming! Lauded by fans and critics alike, Powers has emerged as one of the most successful creator owned comics of our time and begins an all-new chapter perfect for readers new and old. Homicide detectives Christian Walker and Enki Sunrise investigate murders specific to super hero cases. Shipping monthly — yeah, you heard us — Powers returns not only with your favorite detectives, but also with the letter column you have to read to believe!Powers_02_Cover

While developing and producing the live action Powers TV show for FX, Brian Bendis and Powers will appear on Howard Stern’s Geek Time, Saturday October 17th. This follows the selection of Powers: Who Killed Retro Girl? as the first pick of the month on Geek Time. Plus, don’t miss Bendis on G4’s Fresh Ink, Attack of The Show and more major media outlets, spreading the word about Powers!

Powers is one of the most important books of my life,” said Bendis. “Mike and I have dedicated so much blood sweat and tears to it, and to think our baby just turned ten ears old seems crazy to me. If you dig my stuff on spider-woman, daredevil, or alis, you will love powers. And that’s a promise.”

Powers_03_CoverNever checked out Powers? Well, then you gotta hear what critics have been saying about the series for years:

“It’s Bendis’ ability to create such a wide array of human personalities, combined with the sleek, dark-hued drawing of Oeming, that makes Powers a special book…Grade A-“—Ken Tucker, EW.Com

“One of the best books on the market”—Humphrey Lee, AintItCoolNews.Com

“Don’t hesitate picking this book up. Go on. Get to it”—Hilary Goldstein, IGN.Com

“There’s no good reason why you shouldn’t be reading this”—ComicsBulletin.Com

If you haven’t read Bendis & Oeming’s Powers before, then we’ve got the antidote for your blues — pick up Powers #1 in November and find out what you’ve been missing! Plus, don’t miss Brian Bendis on Howard 101 this Saturday, October 17th, as the special guest on Geek Time from 2:00-4:00pm ET!

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POWERS #1 (SEP090495)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Mature Content…$3.95
FOC—11/5/09, On-Sale—11/25/09

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POWERS ENCYCLOPEDIA VOL. 1 (SEP090496)
Written by TIM DANIEL & BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Mature Content…$4.99
FOC—10/15/09, On-Sale—11/4/09

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The Torch #1 Sells Out and Returns With A Second Printing

September 15th, 2009 Comments off

Marvel is thrilled to announce that The Torch #1 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with The Torch #1 Second Printing Variant! The red-hot creative team of the legendary Alex Ross, acclaimed scribe Mike Carey, and rising star artist Patrick Berkenkotter present the return of Toro! Now that he’s back, courtesy of his friend Captain America, can Tom Raymond ever find a sense of belonging in a world so different from the one he knew? Not if the man who killed him, the maniacal Mad Thinker, has anything to say about it! Plus, this second printing features the stunning interior art of Patrick Berkenkotter on the cover!

Critics and fans alike are crazy about The Torch:

“The multi-layered script kept me “thinking” about the story long after I had actually finished reading the book itself. Mike Carey has managed to pull off that extremely rare trick of making the reader look closely again at a character whom they thought they knew everything about.” – Marlowe Lewis, MajorSpoilers.com

The Torch #1 is an engaging read… It’s a far more intimate and thoughtful look at a classic Marvel character, and it’s worth a look.” – Jesse Schedeen, IGN.com

“A nice salute to the history of the Marvel Universe… Like many of the best stories in comics, this one came out of nowhere and stuck to me. Definitely worth the price.” – Doug Zawisza, ComicBookResources.com

“A wonderfully written issue… The Torch #1 was a fantastic read. Carey constructs a deep and complex read.” – Rokk Krinn, ComicBookRevolution.net

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on all Torch issues, as the series continues to garner significant praise from both critics and fans everywhere. What does the Mad Thinker plan to do with the corpse of Jim Hammond, the original Human Torch? Can Toro survive this encounter with the man that has already killed him once? Find out all the answers in The Torch #1 Second Printing Variant!

THE TORCH #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (JUL098302)
Written by MIKE CAREY & ALEX ROSS
Penciled by PATRICK BERKENKOTTER
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC – 9/24/09, On Sale – 10/14/09

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Invincible Iron Man #17 Sells Out & Returns With New Printing

September 14th, 2009 Comments off

Marvel is pleased to announce Invincible Iron Man #17 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with Invincible Iron Man #17 Second Printing Variant! The Eisner Award winning team of Matt Fraction & Salvador Larroca presents the beginning of the end of Tony Stark in the sold out “World’s Most Wanted”! Norman Osborn will stop at nothing to retrieve the database stored in Tony Stark’s mind, will Tony let Norman’s Dark Reign destroy the world has he knows it!? Invincible Iron Man #17 Second Printing Variant features the interior art of Salvador Larroca on the Cover!

“The artwork by Salvador Larroca is solid all around. His character work continues to improve, the technological stuff continues to look great, and the different faces of Tony Stark (from man with everything to man losing everything) continue to impress.”- Kyle Poslusny, WeeklyComicBookReview.Com

“Fraction and Larroca have made me interested in reading Iron Man every month. For that alone, well done.”- Greg McElhatton, ComicBookResources.Com

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Invincible Iron Man as the series continues to sell out and draw mainstream media attention! How much longer does Tony have before his once prolific mind degenerates completely? What secrets will H.A.M.M.E.R. uncover with Black Widow and Maria Hill in their custody!? Find out in Invincible Iron Man #17 Second Printing Variant.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #17 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (JUL098304)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Rated A …$2.99
FOC—9/24/09, On-Sale—10/14/09

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Sneak Peeks: Amazing Spider-Man #605

September 14th, 2009 Comments off

COVER BY: Mike Mayhew
WRITERS: Brian Reed and Fred Van Lente
PENCILS: Yanick Paquette and Javier Pulido
INKS: Mark Farmer|Rick Magyar|Javier Pulido
COLORED BY: Nathan Fairbairn|Javier Rodriguez|Rob Schwager
LETTERED BY: VC – Joe Caramagna

In Issue #605 don’t miss the special “Red Headed Stranger” Epilogue! MARY JANE WATSON has returned to New York … and all the worse for her because of what THE CHAMELEON is about to do to it! Time is running out, no one knows whose face the Master of Disguise is wearing now, and Everyone’s Friendly Neighborhood-er is locked in a death-duel with Mayor J. Jonah Jameson’s all-new SPIDER-SLAYER SQUAD.
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

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Sneak Peeks: 9/16/09 (Part V)

September 12th, 2009 Comments off

Courtesy of Marvel, here are preview pages for Thor Annual #1, Ultimate Comics Armor Wars #1, Vengeance of the Moon Knight #1, and War Machine #9; shipping September 16.

THOR ANNUAL #1
COVER BY: Marko Djurdjevic
WRITER: Peter Milligan
PENCILS: Tom Grindberg and Mico Suayan
INKS: Tom Grindberg
COLORED BY: Studio F – Edgar Delgado|Chris Sotomayor
LETTERED BY: VC – Joe Caramagna
The mighty Thor has been exiled from Asgard. Without his allies at his side, the wounded and isolated God of Thunder discovers that time does not heal all wounds…especially when it’s the Egyptian pantheon bearing the grudge!! Seth! Grog! The enemies from Thor’s past have returned…and they are howling for revenge, ready to exploit Thor’s misery and finish him off once and for all. Don’t miss this action-packed, Midgard-shattering annual! All this and a reprint of Journey Into Mystery #83 remastered with modern coloring!
Rated T …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS ARMOR WARS #1
COVER BY: Brandon Peterson
WRITER: Warren Ellis
PENCILS: Steve Kurth
INKS: Jeffrey Huet
COLORED BY: Guru-eFX
LETTERED BY: VC – Joe Sabino
Exploding from the ruins of ULTIMATUM, Tony Stark races against time to save his crippled corporation and stop the theft of his armored arsenal! Superstar writer WARREN ELLIS (ULTIMATE HUMAN) teams up with rising talent STEVE KURTH (IRON MAN) to bring you a globe-spanning, high-octane thriller with a blast from Tony’s past that you’ve gotta see to believe!
Rated T …$3.99

VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT #1
COVERS BY: Leinil Francis Yu and Alex Ross
WRITER: Gregg Hurwitz
PENCILS: Jerome Opena
COLORED BY: Dan Brown – A
LETTERED BY: VC – Joe Caramagna
“SHOCK AND AWE,” PART 1 Moon Knight is back in the Big Apple and looking to pick a fight with the man who chased him out of town in the first place: Norman Osborn. Freed of his demons and armed with an arsenal of incredible new weapons, Moon Knight is finally the hero he always aspired to be – taking out criminals with massive flair and throwing down the gauntlet to his old nemesis. Is Osborn ready for Round Two?
Parental Advisory …$3.99

WAR MACHINE #9
COVER BY: Francesco Mattina
WRITER: Greg Pak
PENCILS: Allan Jefferson Souza
INKS: Nelson Pereira
COLORED BY: Frank Martin
LETTERED BY: VC – Joe Caramagna
Patriot or Traitor? Hero or killer? Man or machine? James Rhodes fights for his very soul as he takes on the most deadly incarnation of his greatest enemy. Get ready for the new Ultimo and the last temptation of War Machine in the book that has Wizard raving “My favorite new ongoing Marvel series continues to impress…Greg Pak’s tech-heavy thriller keeps the action pumping faster and more furious than rounds from a .50 caliber Gatling gun.”
Rated T …$2.99

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