Marvel Comics News August 2 – August 8 2015

I am excited to bring a couple of Marvel news that I have been waiting to hear about!  The first is a sequel to the highly successful Figment comic.  Continuing the adventures of Dreamfinder and Figment, this will certainly be another hit!  Next is a small comic series of Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens!  This prequel entitled Shattered Empire will look at events following Episode VI, and will appease all of us fans awaiting the movie in December.  Also announced this week are Deadpool vs. Thanos, a new Miracleman comic, and more on Invincible Iron Man.

Imagination Takes New Shape – Your First Look at FIGMENT 2 #1!
Sequel to the Runaway Hit Figment Comic Returns!                                                                        

New York, NY—August 3rd, 2015 — This September, the sold out, multiple printing, smash-hit returns for an all-new tale! Journey back into the exciting depths of your own imagination with FIGMENT 2 #1 – the newest series under the Disney Kingdoms line! Continuing the unique collaboration between Marvel and Walt Disney Imagineering, Disney Kingdoms titles bring you new adventures inspired by beloved lands, attractions, characters and worlds of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts!

 Critically acclaimed writer Jim Zub returns alongside artist Ramon Bachs for the next chapter in the lives of the enigmatic inventor Dreamfinder and the legendary Figment! Thrust forward into the present day, these two time-travelling explorers must brave a modern world as new and unexpected dangers lie before them. Gone over 100 years, our imaginative duo are known the world over, and must struggle to live up to their own legend. But with their greatest challenges still ahead, can they embody their own legacy, or will it ultimately be their undoing?

A mainstay of Epcot® Theme Park at Walt Disney World® Resort, Figment has captivated visitors of the Journey Into Imagination attraction for years. Marvel and Disney are excited to bring fans a sequel to his blockbuster hit series!

Old friends will reunite, new challenges will be met, and one little spark of imagination will take you to places you never thought you’d go! Don’t miss the highly anticipated return of Figment and Dreamfinder this September, when FIGMENT 2 #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices this Fall!

 Get caught up on the original series with the FIGMENT HC, on sale now in comic shops and wherever books are sold!

 

FIGMENT 2 #1 (JUL150796)

Written by JIM ZUB

Art by RAMON BACHS

Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (JUL150797)
Classic Variant by X ATENCIO (
JUL150798)
Elements Based on Figment © Disney

FOC – 08/10/15, On-Sale 09/02/15

Marvel Presents Your First Look at JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – SHATTERED EMPIRE #1!
The First Marvel Comic Set After The Events of Return of the Jedi – Coming This September!

 New York, NY—August 7th, 2015 — Charge headlong into a new era of Star Wars comics as the first Marvel series to take place after Return of the Jedi kicks off this September! Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – SHATTERED EMPIRE #1 – a brand-new series from the critically acclaimed creative team of Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto. High above the forest moon of Endor, the Rebel Alliance makes their desperate last stand against the might of the Empire. Though they are successful in the destruction of the second Death Star, the Empire is far from beaten. Now, follow Shara Bey, an A-Wing pilot in the Rebel Fleet in the days following the Battle of Endor. Though their super weapon has been destroyed, Shara will discover that just how dangerous and unpredictable a shattered Empire can be! Don’t miss the explosive first issue as Marvel takes a deeper look into a part of the Star Wars universe yet unexplored in JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – SHATTERED EMPIRE #1 comes to comic shops on September 2nd!

 

JOURNEY TO STAR WARS – THE FORCE AWAKENS: SHATTERED EMPIRE #1 (of 4) (JUL150767)
Written by GREG RUCKA

Art by MARCO CHECCHETTO
Cover by PHIL NOTO
Variant Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO (
JUL150769)
Movie Variant Also Available (
JUL150768)
Hyperspace Variant Also Available (
JUL150770)

Blank Variant Also Available (JUL150771)
FOC – 08/10/15, On-Sale – 09/02/15

Journey_to_Star_Wars_The_Force_Awakens_Shattered_1_Cover Journey_to_Star_Wars_The_Force_Awakens_Shattered_Empire_1_Checchetto_Variant

Suit Up With Your New Look at INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—August 7th, 2015 — This Fall, the Marvel Universe is reforged and recharged as All-New, All-Different Marvel kicks off in full force! New titles, new characters, and new creators explode on to the scene as only Marvel could bring you. Leading the charge for this movement is the blockbuster new title INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 – from the explosive creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at the highly anticipated first issue coming to comic shops on October 7th!

Exploding out of the pages of Secret Wars comes a fresh new take on the Armored Avenger in a gigantic new series! New armor, new villains, a new supporting cast and a new purpose as Tony Stark bursts across the landscape of the Marvel Universe. And a shocker of a last page that will have the entire comic industry talking! Plus, questions will be answered – what really happened at the end of Secret Wars #8? Who are Tony Stark’s biological parents? The quest begins here!

Strap in and suit up, True Believer. The marquee comic launch of the fall is coming as Bendis and Marquez armor up to bring you a new Iron Man for a new Marvel Universe. Don’t miss the blockbuster INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 – on sale October 7th!

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 (JUL150696)
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 LAUNCH PARTY OPT-IN (JUL150706)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art & Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ
Deadpool Party Variant by YASMINE PUTRI (JUL150710)

Variant Covers by BRUCE TIMM (JUL150700), ADI GRANOV (JUL150702),

SKOTTIE YOUNG (JUL150703)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (JUL150704)

Hip Hop Variant by BRIAN STELFREEZE (JUL150699)

Design Variant by DAVID MARQUEZ (JUL150701)

Young Guns Variant Set by DAVID MARQUEZ,

SARA PICHELLI, MAHMUD ASRAR, NICK BRADSHAW
VALERIO SCHITI and RYAN STEGMAN (JUL150705)

Cosplay Variant by DALE OLIVER (JUL150698)

 

For more on Marvel’s Invincible Iron Man, please visit www.marvel.com. Join the conversation on Twitter with don’t forget to follow us at @Marvel [www.twitter.com/Marvel]!

Mad Titan vs. Mouthy Merc – Your First Look at DEADPOOL VS. THANOS #1!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—August 5th, 2015 — Yes, you heard correctly dear reader! The fight of the century is upon you, and the Merc With a Mouth is set to go toe-to-toe against the Titan With a Temper in September’s DEADPOOL VS. THANOS #1! Writer Tim Seeley and artist Elmo Bondoc, along with cover artist Tradd Moore bring you a high-octane thrill ride starring two unlikely adversaries!

 

Everyone knows the story of Thanos – the man who single-handedly turned bejeweled gloves into THE deadliest fashion accessory in the entire universe. But did you know that he and Deadpool share an ex? It’s true! The cosmic lady known only as Death! And when her mysterious disappearance causes everyone in the universe to stop dying – both her former flames take an interest.

 

If they hope to locate Death and restore balance to the cosmos – they’ll need to work…together. That’s not going to end well. Can the pair overcome their overwhelming hatred for one another? Or will Thanos finally let Deadpool die once and for all? Strap yourselves in and find out when DEADPOOL VS. THANOS #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices this September!

 

DEADPOOL VS. THANOS #1 (of 4) (JUL150789)
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by ELMO BONDOC
Cover by TRADD MOORE

Variant Cover by RON LIM (JUL150791)

Action Figure Variant Also Available (JUL150790)
FOC – 08/10/15, On-Sale – 09/02/15  
 

Neil Gaiman & Mark Buckingham Begin The Golden Age
in MIRACLEMAN BY GAIMAN & BUCKINGHAM #1!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—August 6th, 2015 — On September 2nd, two comic icons bring you the series that changed comics forever. And at long last – it will finally be complete. A tale that began 25 years ago begins anew this September in MIRACLEMAN BY GAIMAN & BUCKINGHAM #1! Visionary comic legends Neil Gaiman (Sandman, 1602) and Mark Buckingham (Fables) bring you a new Age of Miracles and a story of epic proportions! Kicking off The Golden Age storyline, then continuing into the famously unfinished The Silver Age & The Dark Age story arcs, Gaiman & Buckingham’s lost Miracleman story will finally see the light of day!

 

Uttering a single, long-forgotten word, Michael Moran transformed from the ordinary into the extraordinary – and Miracleman was born! Years out of print and left unfinished, Marvel comics is pleased to bring these trailblazing and genre defining stories to an entire new generation of fans. Now is the chance to jump on board one of the most groundbreaking stories in comic history before these two industry legends bring you it’s cataclysmic conclusion a quarter century in the making!

 

Reuniting with series colorist D’Israeli and award-winning letterer Todd Klein to create the each issue of Gaiman & Buckingham’s run has been remastered directly from the original artwork. Each issue also features extensive additional content including scripts, original art, sketches, rare promotional pieces – and more! Look for this exciting jumping on point on September 2nd when MIRACLEMAN BY GAIMAN & BUCKINGHAM #1 makes it’s triumphant return to comic shops!

 

Get caught up before the September launch with Miracleman Book One: A Dream of Flying, Miracleman Book Two: The Red King Syndrome and Miracleman Book Three: Olympus – available digitally and wherever books are sold!

 

MIRACLEMAN BY GAIMAN & BUCKINGHAM #1 (JUL150801)

Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art & Cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM
Variant Covers by JOE QUESADA (
JUL150802) and SIMONE BIANCHI (JUL150803)

Jam Variant by GARRY LEACH, ALAN DAVIS, JOHN TOTLEBEN & RICK VEITCH (JUL150804)

FOC – 08/10/15, On-Sale – 09/02/15

About the Author:

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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