Marvel Comics News June 8 – June 14 2015

Just when you think the Secret Wars are over, there are more series premiering for readers.  But, two of the most exciting stories ever done in Marvel history rage on for fans’ enjoyment.  Age of Apocalypse and Civil War are sure to be hits.  Elsewhere are some fun books coming out.  One series aren’t even made up of comics.  I’m actually excited that there are adult coloring books for great enjoyment!  Then there’s Lando straight from Star Wars.  The Star Wars books have brought some great revelation, and I look forward to what this series will bring.  Captain America gets a special series of comics.  Finally, if you like Stephen King and the Dark Tower, a new comic will bring some happiness to you.

Unleash Your Inner Colorist With Three New Marvel Adult Coloring Books This Fall!
New Line of Adult Coloring Books Kicks Off With Age of Ultron, Civil War & Little Marvel

New York, NY—June 12th, 2015— You’ve read the comics. You’ve experienced these iconic and groundbreaking stories. Now it’s time to experience the Marvel Universe like you never have before – as a coloring book! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce a new line of adult coloring books featuring some of Marvel’s most iconic characters, stories and artwork to delight fans the world over! Yes, you heard right True Believer – the Marvel Universe has action, excitement and adventure. Now all it needs is YOU!

“Around the world there are several other coloring books for adults hitting the bestseller lists and with Marvel being the premier graphic storytelling medium, now is the perfect time for us to join this latest book market trend,” says David Gabriel, SVP Sales and Marketing, Marvel. “With Marvel’s Adult Coloring books, fans can add their own personal style to classic Marvel stories. This truly is a way for fans of all ages to be a part of the creative process and bring their personal artistic style to these epic Marvel events.”

First, the Avengers face their darkest hour as the metallic menace Ultron stands over a ravaged Earth in the AGE OF ULTRON COLORING BOOK. Only a few of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are left standing. And it’s up to you to put the color back into their last ditch effort to save mankind! Featuring the line art of Bryan Hitch, Brandon Peterson, Carlos Pacheco and more, this is your chance to color inside the lines, or outside the lines, of this blockbuster Marvel event!

Then, the Eisner award-winning, fan-favorite artwork of Skottie Young comes to life in the LITTLE MARVEL BY SKOTTIE YOUNG COLORING BOOK! Featuring dozens of Young’s beloved covers and irresistible interior pages, this is one you won’t want to miss!

Finally, ask yourself –  whose side are you on? More importantly, do you want to make them red, blue, green or yellow? Go inside one of the biggest Marvel events of all time with the CIVIL WAR COLORING BOOK! Captain America and Iron Man stand divided, along with the entire superhuman community. And it’s up to you to put the hue back in these huge Super Hero battles!

So dig out those crayons, markers and colored pencils and prepare to return the color to the Marvel Universe, True Believer. But don’t forget your imagination – you’re going to need it! Channel your creative energies, unwind after a hard day’s work, or just relive your childhood memories! Look for the AGE OF ULTRON COLORING book in October with the CIVIL WAR COLORING BOOK and LITTLE MARVEL BY SKOTTIE YOUNG COLORING BOOK to follow later in 2016!

AGE OF ULTRON COLORING BOOK
72 Pages….$7.99

On Sale in October!

LITTLE MARVEL BY SKOTTIE YOUNG COLORING BOOK

On Sale February 2016!

CIVIL WAR COLORING BOOK

On Sale April 2016!

The Smooth Talking Scoundrel Comes to Comics in LANDO #1!
Newest STAR WARS™ Series Set To Focus on Fan-Favorite Character!

New York, NY—June 12th, 2015— This July, straight out of a galaxy far, far away comes a brand new limited series starring the one and only Lando Calrissian! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at LANDO #1 from New York Times Bestselling creators Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine, Inhuman, She-Hulk) and Alex Maleev (Daredevil, Spider-Woman, Moon Knight)! Before there was Cloud City, before he joined the Rebellion – there was just Lando. Trying to make his own way in an unfriendly galaxy with some swindles, some swagger and an irresistible smile. With his trusty companion Lobot at his side, he’s on a mission to steal one of the galaxy’s most valuable objects. But has he bitten off more than he can chew? The heist of the century kicks off this July when the can’t miss LANDO #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices!

LANDO #1 (of 5) (MAY150764)
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art & Cover by ALEX MALEEV

Variant Covers by LEINIL YU (MAY150773), JOHN CASSADAY (MAY150766),

ALEX ROSS (MAY150769), GREG LAND (MAY150771), and SKOTTIE YOUNG (MAY150772)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (MAY150767)
Movie Variant Also Available (
MAY150768)

Ross Sketch Variant Also Available (MAY150770)

Blank Variant Also Available (MAY150765)

FOC – 06/15/15, On-Sale – 07/08/15

CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #1 Coming September 2015!

New York, NY – June 12th, 2015 – The wait is over! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce that CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #1 is set to be published in September of this year! The Eisner-award winning creative team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale reunite to bring you the next installment in their prestigious ‘color’ book series.

Following such seminal works as Spider-Man: Blue, Daredevil: Yellow and Hulk: Gray  – CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE continues the unique collaboration between Loeb and Sale with an all-new story that fans have been clamoring for! Previous collaborations between these two icons have yielded modern comic masterpieces – and now is your chance to be there for the birth of their next blockbuster hit!

“This is a very special project to me, something that I can honestly say is a career highlight,” says series editor Mark Paniccia speaking with Marvel.com. “Jeph and Tim put their hearts and souls into this series had have produced – along with color guru Dave Stewart and the design geniuses at Comiccraft – what I think is the best of their iconic collaborations.”

Peel back the layers of Steve Rogers with this untold tale of Captain America, as he defended the world from the forces of evil, and met a young man named Bucky Barnes who would change his life forever.  Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale’s combination of in-depth characterization and high stakes action take on one of Captain America’s most dangerous missions of all!

At long last, the eagerly anticipated series returns. Be there when this legend in the making comes to comic shops and digital devices this September with CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #1!

Experience Loeb & Sale’s other iconic collaborations with the Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale: Yellow, Blue and Gray hardcover – on sale now in comic shops and wherever books are sold!

CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #1

Written by JEPH LOEB
Art & Cover by TIM SALE

On Sale in September!

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The Battle Rages On in Your New Look at CIVIL WAR #1!

New York, NY—June 11th, 2015— The war never ended. And the deadly conflict escalates to new heights this July! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at CIVIL WAR #1 – from chart-topping creators Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine, Inhuman) and Leinil Yu (Avengers)! Hero fights hero in the Warzone – and a nation stands divided. It has been six years since the fighting began. The forces of the Blue square off against the Iron, all at the command of their leaders – General Steve Rogers and President Tony Stark. When peace has failed, both sides will attempt to end the war once and for all! What is the top-secret Project Bellcurve and does it really hold the key to ending the war in one swift stroke? What damning data could undo President Stark’s administration from within? And worst of all, what unseen enemies seek to exploit the Superhuman Civil War for their own gains? Find out as one of the biggest stories in Marvel history is reborn on Battleworld in CIVIL WAR #1! Whose side are you on?

CIVIL WAR #1 (MAY150682)
Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art & Cover by LEINIL YU
Promo Variant by ADI GRANOV (
MAY150683)
Variant Covers by STEVE MCNIVEN (
MAY150686)

And SKOTTIE YOUNG (MAY150687)

Ant-Sized Variant by PASQUAL FERRY (MAY150684)
MAOS Variant by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (
MAY150685)

Inhumans 50th Anniversary Variant by NICK BRADSHAW (MAY150689)

FOC – 06/08/15, On-Sale – 07/01/15

Humans & Mutants Will Cower in Fear! Your New Look at AGE OF APOCALYPSE #1!

New York, NY—June 10th, 2015— His war has been won. En Sabah Nur stands triumphant over the bones of his enemies. None will be left standing in the WARZONES! Today, Marvel is proud to present your new look at AGE OF APOCALYPSE #1 – as one of the most iconic X-Men stories of all time is reborn on Battleworld! Writer Fabian Nicieza returns to the post-apocalyptic wasteland he helped create, along with critically acclaimed artist Gerardo Sandoval (Guardians 3000)! Apocalypse rules his domain on Battleworld with an iron fist. The few humans left alive have been enslave. The mutant rebellion has been crushed – its survivors scattered. But the terrorist insurgents known as the X-Men will not go quietly into this grim abyss. They will fight. They will end Apocalypse’s reign of terror! Even if it means their very lives! A special mutant named Cypher may hold the key to turning the tide. A weapon to be pointed directly at Apocalypse and fired. Now the hunt is on. Can Magneto and his X-Men rescue Cypher from Cyclops & Havok’s Elite Mutant Force, Dark Beast and his vile experiments, and the new Horsemen of Apocalypse? Or is it far too late for salvation? Find out this July in the pages of AGE OF APOCALYPSE #1!

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #1 (MAY150692)
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Art & Cover by GERARDO SANDOVAL

Variant Covers by ANDY CLARKE (MAY150693)
and SKOTTIE YOUNG (
MAY150696)
Gatefold Poster Variant by GERARDO SANDOVAL (
MAY150694)
Ant-Sized Variant by MIKE MAYHEW (
MAY150695)

FOC – 06/15/15, On-Sale – 07/08/15

The Hydra Nation Lives in the WARZONES!
Your First Look at HAIL HYDRA #1!

New York, NY—June 9th, 2015— Peace through strength! Honor through obedience! Continuance through conformity! Rick Remender & Roland Boschi bring you the new Hydra – better, stronger, greater. Witness its untold glory this July in the pages of HAIL HYDRA #1! It is a beautiful utopia Hydra has created on this new planet of Battleworld. But it is imperfect. Tarnished. One from outside the regime walks among us, sullying her beautiful landscape. He is Ian Rogers, son of Captain America, and the man called Nomad. Could his presence be enough to bring this perfect society to utter ruin? We serve none but the Master – and the world will soon serve us. But first – we must eradicate Ian Rogers!

Can one man survive the onslaught of an entire nation dominated by Hydra? Can he survive the rage of Eddie Brock and the rest of Hydra’s top assassins? He is a man without a world. No hope, no backup and no escape! Hydra will prevail. Hydra will preserve. Glory to the regime this July in HAIL HYDRA #1!

HAIL HYDRA #1 (MAY150699)
Written by RICK REMENDER
Art by ROLAND BOSCHI

Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE (
MAY150701)

Ant-Sized Variant by PASQUAL FERRY (MAY150701)
Design Variant by ROLAND BOSCHI (
MAY150703)
MAOS Variant by JAKE WYATT (
MAY150704)
Blank Variant Also Available (
MAY150700)

FOC – 06/15/15, On-Sale – 07/08/15

High Noon in the WARZONES! Your New Look at 1872 #1!

New York, NY—June 9th, 2015— This July, the frontier gets a bit more marvelous! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at 1872 #1 – the debut issue from critically acclaimed writer Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Hulk, Nova) and rising star artist Nik Virella (Return of the Living Deadpool)! Prepare to see the Marvel Universe like you’ve never seen before as fistfuls of action, drama and suspense await you on Battleworld! Welcome to the small frontier town of Timely. Among the grit and the gristle of everyday life, corruption runs rampant in this tiny settlement. Local Sheriff Steve Rogers is out to clean up his town – but casino owner Wilson Fisk has other ideas! But when a mysterious stranger comes to town from parts unknown, everything in Timely is about to change – for anyone left standing, that is! Who is this mysterious Red Wolf and what business does he have in Timely? Find out this July, as 1872 #1 explodes into comic shops and on to digital devices. Saddle up, True Believer, it’s going to be a wild ride!

1872 #1 (APR150784)
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art by NIK VIRELLA
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
Variant Covers by EVAN “DOC” SHANER (
APR150785)

And SKOTTIE YOUNG (APR150786)

FOC – 06/08/15, On-Sale – 07/01/15

Marvel & Stephen King Announce THE DARK TOWER: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE – THE LADY OF SHADOWS #1!

New York, NY—June 11th, 2015— The ka-tet is assembling. Today, Marvel & Stephen King are proud to announce the next chapter in the bold epic Dark Tower series. Coming this September, Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – The Lady of Shadows #1 continues the epic story through the eyes of one of the series fan-favorite characters. Perfect for new and old fans alike, the rich and vibrant world of the Dark Tower series comes alive like never before! New York Times Bestselling writers Peter David & Robin Furth alongside rising star artist Jonathan Marks bring the action from Mid-World to our world in this exciting new installment!

The Gunslinger Roland and his companion Eddie Dean, the troubled young man with the ability to open doors to other worlds are now united. Together, they will find the Dark Tower. But first they must locate the 3rd member of their ka-tet, residing in our world. Enter Odetta Holmes, a wealthy, Civil Rights activist living in the South. But Odetta has a dark secret, and a darker side. To uncover that secret, we’ll have to go back to the beginning…

A bold new chapter begins as Odetta Holmes makes her entrance into this landmark series. Don’t miss Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – The Lady of Shadows #1, when it comes to comic shops and digital devices this September!

THE DARK TOWER: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE –THE LADY OF SHADOWS #1 (of 5)
Written by ROBIN FURTH & PETER DAVID
Art by JONATHAN MARKS
Cover by NIMIT MALAVIA
On Sale in September!

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Murray the Bellhop covers Knott’s Berry Farm, Marvel, and also helps with DAPs Magic’s Disneyland coverage. He also hosts DAPscast and helps produce Geeks Corner.

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