Marvel Comics News September 14 – 20 2015

There is a lot of previews for upcoming series, and I am excited about all of them!  Chewbacca is set to premier soon, and looks to be a great solo outing for the beloved Star Wars character.  A few Avengers announcements and previews are here, which show off who’s on which team.  Extraordinary X-Men has a summary now, that explains a little of the end of Secret Wars, but still some vagueness.  The Spider-Verse has a couple of announcements, including when and where the Spider-Gwen series will take place, and how Spidey of 2099 fits in with the new Marvel-verse.  Sam Wilson is still Captain America and his series gets a first look.

A series that I have been most curious about and am excited to hear more news on is Guardians of the Galaxy.  Before Secret Wars, Star Lord was being elected to be ruler of Spartax, and also became engaged to X-Men’s Kitty Pryde.  Then the universe ended and no one was sure what was happening to the two.  Now, there’s some news about post-Secret Wars and I’m glad to see Kitty is in the lineup for Guardians.  There’s more on that below, as well as all the other big news this week!

You Want to Know What Happens Next? Pick Up Issue #2!

Announcing Marvel’s Issue #2 Promotional Program


 New York, NY—September 16th, 2015 – All-New, All-Different Marvel is taking the world by storm, garnering mass media press and global excitement with a recharged and refueled line of comics. And Marvel is making sure all comic book stores worldwide are armed and ready for the biggest comics releases of the year! Today, we’re pleased to announce a new initiative that will provide extra promotion and marketing for the exciting issue #2’s of new series!  


In addition to heavy promotion and marketing for the first issues, Marvel is rolling out the red carpet for the second installments of these highly anticipated titles. Along with added publicity, web advertising and web skins – each new All-New, All-Different Marvel first issue will conclude with a full page advertisement for issue #2. Prompting fans who’ve just finished these exciting first issues to come back for round two!


If you thought issue #1 was packed with high-octane action and can’t-miss moments, just wait till you read issue #2! Be there when comics biggest creators take on the world’s most popular characters when All-New, All-Different Marvel takes over comic shops beginning this October.


For more on All-New, All-Different Marvel, please visit

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Still Hated. Still Feared. Still Standing –
Your New Look at EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #1!


New York, NY—September 15th, 2015 — The fate of mutantkind will be decided here! Prepare for a new team of X-Men for a new Marvel Universe. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look inside EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #1! Eisner Award-nominated writer Jeff Lemire (All-New Hawkeye, Sweet Tooth) and chart-topping artist Humberto Ramos usher mutantkind into a new era for the flagship X-Men title of All-New, All-Different Marvel! Eight months have passed, and the X-Men are in dire straits. A cataclysmic event that has altered the destinies of both Mutant and Inhuman. Many of the X-Men have gone missing – including their wayward leader Scott Summers. It will take the remaining X-Men to forge mutantkind into something stronger. Something extraordinary!


Storm, along with Colossus, Magik, Nightcrawler, Iceman, Jean Grey and Old Man Logan will lead those who are hated and feared headlong into tomorrow. Welcome to the new Marvel Universe, X-Men – hope you survive the experience! It all starts this October as Lemire and Ramos bring you EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #1!



Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Variant Covers by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (

Hip-Hop Variant by SANFORD GREENE (AUG150753)

Cosplay Variant by AMANDA LYNNE SHAFER (AUG150754)

Blank Cover Also Available (AUG150756)

FOC – 09/21/15, On-Sale 10/14/15

CHEWBACCA #1 Flies Solo This October in New Series!


New York, NY—September 15th, 2015 — Known as the skilled co-pilot of the infamous Millennium Falcon, the legendary Wookiee warrior Chewbacca is flying solo for his very own limited series! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at CHEWBACCA #1 – from blockbuster creators Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto! Following the Battle of Yavin, Chewbacca finds himself on his own and separated from the Rebel Alliance. Crash landing on an Imperial occupied planet, Chewie finds himself in the company of a young local girl in need. Together, they may just be enough to take on the forces invading her home and get Chewbacca back to the Rebellion. Don’t call him a fuzz ball. Don’t call him a walking carpet. This is Chewbacca – fierce and loyal warrior of Kashyyyk in a brand new series beginning this October in CHEWBACCA #1!


CHEWBACCA #1 (of 5) (AUG150855)

Art & Cover by PHIL NOTO

Variant Covers by ALEX ROSS (AUG150858), ARIEL OLIVETTI (AUG150857),
AUG150856) and SKOTTIE YOUNG (AUG150860)

Ross Sketch Variant Also Available (AUG150859)

FOC – 09/21/15, On-Sale 10/14/15

AVENGERS #0 Assembles Earth’s Mightiest This October!

Featuring New Stories From Six Upcoming Avengers Titles!

New York, NY—September 14th, 2015 — This October, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are reforged, retooled and recharged for the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe! But first, kickoff the all-new Avengers line of titles with AVENGERS #0 – featuring new stories setting the stage for six new ongoing series! Someone is watching, carefully studying the movements of the Avengers and those in their orbit. But are they friend, or foe?! Find out in this exciting launch issue featuring new stories of ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS, SQUADRON SUPREME, A-FORCE, NEW AVENGERS, ULTIMATES and UNCANNY AVENGERS. Featuring all-star talents from across the comic industry, be there for the genesis of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes for a new era in AVENGERS #0! Coming to comic shops and digital devices on October 7th!


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Wraparound Variant by ART ADAMS (AUG150697)

Kirby Monster Variant by DAVID MARQUEZ (AUG150699)

Cosplay Variant by MICHAEL COX (AUG150698)

FOC – 09/14/15, On-Sale – 10/07/15

Welcome to Avengers Idea Mechanics – Your First Look at NEW AVENGERS #1!


New York, NY—September 18th, 2015 — This October – the old order changeth, and everything is new! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your look inside NEW AVENGERS #1 – the new ongoing series from Al Ewing and Gerardo Sandoval! Bobby DaCosta a.k.a. Sunspot, now the leader of formerly evil super-science organization A.I.M. is about to change the world. And that starts with the new Avengers Idea Mechanics! A scientific global rescue squad of tomorrow’s heroes, operating outside the jurisdiction of any government. America doesn’t want them! S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn’t know what to do with them! But Sunspot, Squirrel Girl, Hawkeye, Wiccan, Hulkling, Songbird, Pod, Power Man & White Tiger might just be Earth’s last hope. New team! New mission! New Avengers! Welcome to Avengers Idea Mechanics.



Written by AL EWING


Variant Cover by MICHAEL CHO (AUG150791)

Hip-Hop Variant by ED PISKOR (AUG150792)

Blank Variant Also Available (AUG150793)

FOC – 09/21/15, On-Sale 10/14/15

New Team. Same Mission. More Deadpool.
Your First Look at UNCANNY AVENGERS #1!


New York, NY—September 17th, 2015 —This October, it’s truly a team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes unlike any you’ve seen before. Humans! Mutants! Inhumans! Deadpool! Yeah, we’re not kidding! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 – the blockbuster new series from Gerry Duggan and Ryan Stegman! It’s an All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe and Steve Rogers has assembled a new squad for the same purpose – unity.  Joining the man once called Captain America are Rogue, Spider-Man, the Human Torch, Doctor Voodoo, Deadpool, Quicksilver and newcomer Synapse. United under one banner, these seven heroes will stand shoulder to shoulder in the public eye – a shining beacon of cooperation between human, inhuman and mutant alike. But with a dangerous new villain on the prowl, the bonds of this untested squad will stretched. Are cracks in the unity squad already beginning to form? Find out this October in the explosive debut of UNCANNY AVENGERS #1!




Art & Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
Hip-Hop Variant by JASON PEARSON (
Cosplay Variant by MISS KIT QUINN (

Variant Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (AUG150829)

Kirby Monster Variant by GEOF DARROW (AUG150830)

Blank Cover Also Available (AUG150826)

FOC – 09/21/15, On-Sale 10/14/15

The Raccoon’s in Charge – Your First Look at GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1!


New York, NY—September 15th, 2015 —This October, blast off into the stratosphere as the recharged group of galactic guardians explode into the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1! Coming to you from legendary comic writer Brian Michael Bendis (Invincible Iron Man) and rising star artist Valerio Schiti (New Avengers) comes a team unlike any you’ve seen before! Eight months have passed since the end of Secret Wars, and Peter Quill didn’t waste any time abandoning the Guardians and taking the throne as ruler of Spartax. And Rocket didn’t waste any time taking his place as leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy either! Leading a team comprised of Kitty Pryde (now known as Star-Lady), Drax, Groot, Venom and newcomer Ben Grimm, the everlovin’ blue-eyed Thing – Rocket and the Guardians are out to show that even though Secret Wars may be over, the galaxy still needs guarding. Strap in and hold on this October for their bombastic new debut in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1!





Cover by ART ADAMS

Variant Covers by SKOTTIE YOUNG (AUG150763), VALERIO SCHITI (AUG150766),


Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (AUG150765)

Hip-Hop Variant by SHAWN CRYSTAL (AUG150761)

Cosplay Variant by CONTAGIOUS COSTUMING (AUG150762)

Kirby Monster Variant by MIKE ALLRED (AUG150769)

Adams Sketch Variant Available (AUG150767)

Blank Variant Also Available (AUG150764)

FOC – 09/21/15, On-Sale 10/14/15

Than Ever This October!


New York, NY—September 15th, 2015 — This October, Captain America takes up the shield once more. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at SAM WILSON, CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 – the explosive new series from Nick Spencer (Ant-Man) and Daniel Acuña (Uncanny Avengers)! When Steve Rogers was restored to his natural age, he chose only his closest and most trusted ally to take up the mantle of Captain America. Now, as the Marvel Universe charges forward into a new age, the Avenger formerly known as the Falcon stands proud as the one and only Captain America! Yet eight months have passed, and these two former friends now find themselves on opposite sides. What could have happened to divide them? More importantly – who will you stand with? New friends, new foes, and a new beginning for Sam Wilson this October in SAM WILSON, CAPTAIN AMERICA #1!





Variant Covers by DANIEL ACUÑA (AUG150800) and JOHN CASSADAY (AUG150799)

Hip Hop Variant by MAHMUD ASRAR (AUG150801)

Cosplay Variant by EDDIE NEWSOME (AUG150798)

FOC – 09/21/15, On-Sale 10/14/15

Spider-Man 2099 No More?! Your First Look at SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1!


New York, NY—September 18th, 2015 — 2099 in your calendars, #1 in your hearts. This October, Miguel O’Hara is recharged, refueled and ready for action with a brand-new ongoing series for an All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1, the new series from webslinging wonders Peter David and Will Sliney! Eight months have passed since the end of Secret Wars. With a steady job at Parker Industries, a stable relationship, and a life in the present day – Spider-Man 2099 is no more! That’s right, Miguel O’Hara has hung up the webs. But when a dangerous new threat appears and puts his new life in jeopardy, he’s got no choice but to suit up once more. Donning some new threads and a new attitude, prepare for a wallcrawler unlike any you’ve seen before when SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 swings into comic shops this October!


SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 (AUG150814)

Written by PETER DAVID


Design Variant by KRIS ANKA (AUG150815)

Variant Cover by RICK LEONARDI (AUG150817)

Hip-Hop Variant by AFU CHAN (AUG150816)

FOC – 09/21/15, On-Sale 10/14/15

SPIDER-GWEN #1 Swings Back Into Action This October!


New York, NY—September 17th, 2015 —Because you demanded it, the character that took the world by storm is back and she’s better than ever for a brand-new ongoing series this October! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at SPIDER-GWEN #1 – coming to you from the red-hot creative team of Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi! Now is your chance to jump in with a clean entry point into Marvel’s breakout sensation of the year! The answers you’ve been waiting for are here: the secret history of Gwen Stacy & Peter Parker revealed! Someone out there has recreated Peter’s Lizard formula. The same formula that mutated him, branded Gwen a fugitive and ultimately cost Peter his life. Gwen WILL NOT let that happen to anyone else – no matter the cost. But with NYPD Captain Frank Castle and the Kingpin of Crime Matt Murdock still on her trail, that won’t be so easy. Plus, the introduction of Norman Osborn and Harry Osborn. What could possibly go wrong? The next epic chapter of Gwen Stacy’s life is about to begin. And you won’t want to miss the bombastic debut as she swings into comic shops once more in SPIDER-GWEN #1 this October!


SPIDER-GWEN #1 (AUG150805)



Variant Covers by NICK BRADSHAW (AUG150806), SKOTTIE YOUNG (AUG150808),

And BRUCE TIMM (AUG150811)

Kirby Monster Variant by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (AUG150813)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (AUG150809)

Hip Hop Variant by HUMBERTO RAMOS (AUG150812)

Cosplay Variant by KATHRINE ZAN (AUG150807)

Blank Variant Also Available (AUG150812)

FOC – 09/21/15, On-Sale 10/14/15

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Murray the Bellhop

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.
Murray the Bellhop

Murray the Bellhop

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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