Marvel Comics News 10/19 – 10/24/15

Marvel continues to roll out its all new and all different universe.  Previews of Spider-Woman, Silk, Black Knight, and the Illuminati are here.  But, what tickles comic senses a little more is Vader Down – the first Star Wars comic crossover!  It’s Vader versus the Rebel Fleet!  It’s going to be epic!  Also here is a look at an infinite comic with Cable and Deadpool, how an exclusive contract with Jason Aaron will affect the company, a look at Web Warriors, a new web series on Marvel games, and how Marvel will celebrate Local Comic Shop Day.

STAR WARS: VADER DOWN #1 – Your First Look at the Epic Crossover!
STAR WARS And DARTH VADER Cross Over This November!

New York, NY—October 23rd, 2015 — Two of the biggest comics in the world collide this November as STAR WARS and DARTH VADER cross over for the first time! And it all starts right here! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at STAR WARS: VADER DOWN #1 – the kickoff to the blockbuster six-part crossover. Chartbusting writers Jason Aaron (Star Wars, Doctor Strange) and Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader, Young Avengers) join forces with fan-favorite artists Mike Deodato (Original Sin) and Salvador Larroca (Darth Vader) to combine both titles in the mighty Marvel manner!

Vader’s TIE Fighter has been shot down. Seeing this as their one, best chance to take him down once and for all, the Rebellion is ready to throw everything they have at him. Alone, outnumbered and outgunned, Darth Vader must now face the entire might of the Rebel Fleet. But the Rebels are about to learn the true unrestrained power of the Dark Side of the Force.

To defeat their greatest enemy, the Rebel Alliance will risk it all. Yet with it all on the line, could this risky gambit cripple their forces in the fight against the Empire? Find out at this can’t miss crossover event begins on November 18th in the oversized STAR WARS: VADER DOWN #1 and continues in the pages of STAR WARS and DARTH VADER!

 

STAR WARS: VADER DOWN #1 (SEP150827)
Written by JASON AARON
Art by MIKE DEODATO
Cover by MARK BROOKS
Variant Cover by JOELLE JONES (
SEP150829)
Connecting Variant A by CLAY MANN (
SEP150828)
FOC – 10/26/15, On-Sale – 11/18/15

 

DARTH VADER #13 (SEP150830)
Part 2 of VADER DOWN
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art by SALVADOR LARROCA
Cover by MARK BROOKS
Connecting Variant B by CLAY MANN (
SEP150831)
FOC – 11/02/15, On-Sale – 11/25/15

 

STAR WARS #13 (SEP150832)
Part 3 of VADER DOWN
Written by JASON AARON
Art by MIKE DEODATO
Cover by MARK BROOKS
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (
SEP150834)
Connecting Variant C by CLAY MANN (
SEP150833)
FOC – 11/09/15, On-Sale – 12/02/15

Chip Zdarsky Covers STAR WARS: VADER DOWN #1 With Epic Jaxxon Variant!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—October 20th, 2015 — This November, two of the biggest comics in the world collide as STAR WARS and DARTH VADER collide in the epic VADER DOWN crossover! But first, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at the VADER DOWN #1 JAXXON VARIANT from writer/artist Chip Zdarsky (Howard the Duck)! Available only in comic shops on November 18th, don’t miss your chance to own this one-of-a-kind variant cover. When Darth Vader accidentally finds himself facing off against the Rebel Fleet on his own, the Rebels will learn the true strength of the Dark Side of the Force! Once Vader crashes on a nearby planet, the Rebellion is willing to risk everything for this once-in-a-lifetime chance to take out one of their biggest enemies! Be there as this can’t miss crossover event begins in the oversized VADER DOWN #1 this November and continues in the pages of STAR WARS and DARTH VADER!

 

VADER DOWN #1 ZDARSKY JAXXON VARIANT (SEP158170)

Written by JASON AARON
Art by MIKE DEODATO

Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY

FOC – 10/26/15, On-Sale – 11/18/15

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Baby on Board – Your First Look at SPIDER-WOMAN #1!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—October 23rd, 2015 — Jessica Drew. Private investigator, sometimes Avenger and… mom to be?! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at SPIDER-WOMAN #1, the new ongoing series from writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Javier Rodriguez! It’s been eight months since the end of Secret Wars, and Spider-Woman has a whole new responsibility. She’s super heroing for two now! Ben Urich and Porcupine are still along for the ride but they aren’t making Jess’ life any easier. Half the time they won’t even let her leave the car! How’s a girl supposed to save innocent lives and keep herself out of harm’s way? Find out in the MOTHER of all Spider-Stories this November in the all-new SPIDER-WOMAN #1!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

SPIDER-WOMAN #1 (SEP150672)

Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Art & Cover by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ

Variant Cover by SIYA OUM (SEP150673)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (SEP150674)

Hip-Hop Variant by NATACHA BUSTOS (SEP150676)

Cosplay Variant by YASHUNTAFUN COSPLAY (SEP150675)

FOC – 10/26/15, On-Sale – 11/18/15

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Back and Badder Than Ever – Your First Look at SILK #1!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—October 23rd, 2015 —This November, meet the Sinister Silk. That’s right True Believer, Cindy Moon is back – and she’s running with the Black Cat and her gang?! Today Marvel is pleased to present your first look at SILK #1 – the new ongoing series from writer Robbie Thompson and artist Stacey Lee! Since she escaped the bunker and returned from the universe-hopping Spider-Verse her one mission has been to track down the missing members of her family. But her quest has taken her down a darker path than she ever expected, and now she’s found herself on the wrong side of the law, and in league with Marvel’s most ferocious feline, the Black Cat. What could have happened in the eight months since Secret Wars to get under her skin? Is there any redeeming her, or is she already lost? Find out this November in the all-new SILK #1!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

SILK #1 (SEP150746)

Written by ROBBIE THOMPSON

Art by STACEY LEE

Cover by HELEN CHEN
Variant Cover by W. SCOTT FORBES (
SEP150748)

Hip-Hop Variant by WOO DAE SHIM (SEP150747)

FOC – 10/19/15, On-Sale – 11/11/15

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Bring The Thunder – Your First Look at THE MIGHTY THOR #1!

The New York Times #1 Best Seller Returns!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—October 20th, 2015 —This November, the lightning returns. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at THE MIGHTY THOR #1 – the new ongoing series from blockbuster creators Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman! Now is your chance to jump on-board the popular storyline of the new Thor as it charges headlong into the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe! Her identity has finally been revealed as Dr. Jane Foster. When she lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, the Mighty Thor! Eight months have passed since the end of Secret Wars – her enemies are many, and they are everywhere. As Asgard descends further into chaos, war begins to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet her greatest battle will be against a more personal and deadly foe – the cancer that is killing her mortal form. Be there as her story begins anew this November in THE MIGHTY THOR #1!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

THE MIGHTY THOR #1 (SEP150779)

Written by JASON AARON

Art by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN & MATT WILSON
Wraparound Gatefold Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN

Hip-Hop Variant by MIKE DEODATO (SEP150780)

Variant Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL (SEP150783), RUSSELL DAUTERMAN & MATT WILSON (SEP150784),

Design Variant by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN(SEP150782)

Cosplay Variant by SARAH JEAN MAEFS (SEP150781)

Blank Variant Also Available (SEP150785)

FOC – 10/19/15, On-Sale – 11/11/15

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Marvel Announces New Exclusive Agreement With Writer Jason Aaron!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—October 20th, 2015 — Marvel Entertainment is excited to announce a renewed exclusive agreement with blockbuster writer Jason Aaron!

                                                    

“I’ve worked with Marvel for a number of years on a lot of different titles and had a lot of fun along the way, but right now I am seriously having the most fun I’ve ever had in my entire career,” says Jason Aaron. “Between The Mighty Thor, Doctor Strange and Star Wars, I have enough cool stuff on my plate to keep me happy for many many months to come.”

 

Earlier this year, Aaron shattered sales records with the release of STAR WARS #1. Selling over 1,000,000 copies, this astonishing debut issue marks the highest sales for a single issue in over two decades. Chronicling the adventures of Luke, Han and Leia after the destruction of the first Death Star, this flagship series of Marvel’s new Star Wars line continues to garner widespread critical praise.

 

“Jason Aaron will continue to bring his big, bald beautiful brain to the Marvel Universe,” says  Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “I can finally exhale.”

 

In addition to Star Wars and Doctor Strange, Aaron will also launch THE MIGHTY THOR #1 this November. In collaboration with artist Russell Dauterman, Aaron will continue writing the character of Jane Foster, as she experiences her early days as the God of Thunder. By making his exclusively Marvel, the writer’s lengthy stint at the House of Ideas is now set to continue through 2016 and beyond!

                                                                    

Once again, Marvel is pleased to welcome Jason Aaron back to for more blockbuster comics in the Mighty Marvel Manner!

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The Legend Returns – Your First Look at BLACK KNIGHT #1!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—October 21st, 2015 —Their legend echoes through history. Ancient warriors and wielders of the legendary Ebony Blade. Champions of their own destiny. But what do you do when it’s your destiny…to be damned? Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at BLACK KNIGHT #1 – the new ongoing series from writer Frank Tieri and artist Luca Pizzari! All power comes with a price, as each and every Black Knight through the centuries has met and untimely end, a victim of the Ebony Blade’s curse. Will Dane Whitman’s fate be the same? The long-time Avenger’s addiction to the blade grows stronger and stronger each day. Will he succumb to its power and suffer the same end? A lost man himself, Dane now finds himself in Weirdworld, the place where all lost things go. What circumstances brought him here? And what could he possibly have done that would cause the Uncanny Avengers to mobilize against him? Find out, and see the Marvel Universe from a whole new angle this November in BLACK KNIGHT #1!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

BLACK KNIGHT #1 (SEP150754)

Written by FRANK TIERI

Art by LUCA PIZZARI

Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO

Variant Cover by ERIC POWELL (SEP150755)

Hip-Hop Variant by GYIMAH GARIBA (SEP150756)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (SEP150757)

FOC – 10/19/15, On-Sale – 11/11/15

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Bring On The Bad Guys – Your New Look at ILLUMINATI #1!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—October 19th, 2015 —Bad guys win every day. And this November, that day has come for this team of villains. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at ILLUMINATI #1 – the new ongoing series from writer Joshua Williamson and artist Shawn Crystal! How do the villains of the Marvel Universe live in a world where the sky is constantly filled with heroes? What do they do when they want out of a life of crime? There is no way out. No future. Till now. Who saves the villains? The Hood does. And he wants everyone to have a place at the table. But first things first – he needs an army. With Titania, Mad Thinker, Thunderball, Black Ant and Enchantress at his side – the Hood might just have all the muscle he needs. They don’t want to just survive – they want to thrive. By any means necessary. Be there as a new team of villains is formed this November in ILLUMINATI #1!

                                                                                                                                  

ILLUMINATI #1 (SEP150695)

Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

Art by SHAWN CRYSTAL
Cover by RILEY ROSSMO

Variant Cover by PAUL POPE (SEP150696)

Hip-Hop Variant by BRITTANY HOLLOWAY-BROWN (SEP150697)

Kirby Monster Variant by JACK KIRBY (SEP150698)

FOC – 10/19/15, On-Sale – 11/11/15

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DEADPOOL & CABLE: SPLIT SECOND #1 – On Sale Today!

Newest Marvel Infinite Comic Series Begins Here!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—October 22nd, 2015 — Reunited and it feels so good! Deadpool and Cable are back, baby! The Marvel U’s most powerful pair return today in DEADPOOL & CABLE: SPLIT SECOND #1 – the newest Marvel Infinite Comic Series debuting today! Fan-favorite Cable & Deadpool creative team of Fabian Nicieza and Reilly Brown return to chronicle the new adventures of the Merc With a Mouth and the Soldier With a Scowl! When Cable receives a terrifying vision of the future brought on by the assassination of one man, he’ll stop at nothing to prevent his death. Three guesses who’s been hired to kill him. Give up? It’s Deadpool. This is going to get messy…

 

Specifically designed and optimized for digital devices, Marvel Infinite Comics showcase the new storytelling possibilities of a digital canvas while still staying true to the medium’s greatest strength! Don’t miss the epic first chapter as Nicieza & Brown bring all the shooting and stabbing you can handle to the digital comics frontier!

 

Available right now at your fingertips, DEADPOOL & CABLE: SPLIT SECOND #1 is available on the Marvel Comics App (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® & AndroidTMdevices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Store

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

DEADPOOL & CABLE: SPLIT SECOND #1

Written by FABIAN NICIEZA

Art & Cover by REILLY BROWN

On Sale Now!

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Meet the Heroes of the Spider-Verse in WEB WARRIORS #1!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—October 19th, 2015 —Protecting the Spider-Verse by any means necessary! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at WEB WARRIORS #1 – the new ongoing series from writer Mike Costa (Scarlet Spiders) and artist David Baldeon (Nova)! Following the events of Spider-Verse, multiple realities were left without a Spider-Man of their own. Victims of Morlun and the Inheritors. But those worlds still need protecting, and it’s up to a new team of wallcrawlers and webslingers to swing in and save the day. Spider-Gwen! Spider-Man Noir! Spider-Man India! Spider-UK! Spider-Ham! Together, they are…the Web Warriors! From their home base on Earth-001, if your world needs help, they’ll be there! But when Electro threatens all of reality, this newly formed team will be pushed to their very limits. Is their mission over before it’s even begun? Find out this November as this universe-hopping team of webslingers makes their debut in WEB WARRIORS #1!

                                                                                                                                  

WEB WARRIORS #1 (SEP150677)

Written by MIKE COSTA

Art by DAVID BALDEON
Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
Variant Covers by SKOTTIE YOUNG (
SEP150679), TRADD MOORE (SEP150681)

And HUMBERTO RAMOS (SEP150680)

Hip-Hop Variant by DAMION SCOTT (SEP150678)

FOC – 10/19/15, On-Sale – 11/11/15

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MARVEL PRESENTS YOUR MAN @ MARVEL GAMES

Marvel Games Creative Director, Bill Rosemann, is here to reveal the inner workings of the team that makes the games you love!

 

                                                                                                              

New York, NY — October 23rd, 2015 — Today, Marvel gives fans an inside look at Marvel Entertainment with the column Your Man @ Marvel Games Every other week, Bill Rosemann, Marvel Games Creative Director, along with the talented members of the Marvel Games team will exclusively share their stories as well as the latest news and scoops on what’s happening in the world of Marvel gaming. 

 

For nearly two decades, Bill Rosemann has been part of the Marvel family, working in Publishing, Marketing and even as a comic book writer. Now he’s the Creative Director of Marvel Games, where he uses his knowledge and love for the House of Ideas and its illustrious history to collaborate with partners on hits like “Marvel Contest of Champions,” Marvel Future Fight, Disney Infinity, and much more.

 

Check out the latest Your Man @ Marvel Games here where Bill recaps all the Marvel Games announcements at this year’s New York Comic Con, discusses the massive games and publishing initiative behind “Marvel Contest of Champions,” updates coming to “Spider-Man Unlimited,” who the latest Marvel heroes joining “Marvel Puzzle Quest” are, “LEGO: Marvel’s Avengers,” and much more!

 

Stay tuned for the inside scoop, and some potential guest appearances at Your Man @ Marvel Games and be sure to follow Marvel on Twitter and join in the conversation with #MarvelGames.

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Celebrate Local Comic Shop Day With Two Exciting Marvel Titles!

Marvel Partners With ComicsPRO For Exclusive LCSD Variant Covers                                                                                                                

New York, NY—October 19th, 2015— The biggest heroes, the biggest creators, and the biggest new titles are coming to LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY ™ this year!

 

Today, Marvel is pleased to officially unveil its two stellar, can’t miss offerings for LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY™. Participating retailers will be able to order an exclusive variants of two of Marvel’s most highly anticipated upcoming releases for the event. Don’t miss these exclusive Local Comic Shop Day variants to ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #1 and ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #1!

                                                                                                                                                                

“LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY™ is a great way for Marvel to give back to the comic book stores that support us,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “It has never been a better time for fans to jump in to the Marvel Universe, and we’re delighted to offer these two exclusive items. Head to your local comic shop on Saturday, November 28th to support Local Comic Shop Day.”

 

Implemented by the ComicsPRO organization, LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY™ is a new event conceived to showcase the amazing world of comics and call attention to the vital role comic book specialty stores play in this industry. The first LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY™ will be held this year on November 28th. Retailers are encouraged to speak with their Diamond representatives for ordering information.

 

For more information about LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY™, visit localcomicshopday.com. Visit Marvel.com  for more on All-New, All-Different Avengers , All-New Wolverine and more of Marvel’s exciting new titles.

 

ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #1 BENGAL SKETCH LCSD VARIANT (AUG158594)

Written by TOM TAYLOR

Art by DAVID LOPEZ & DAVID NAVARROT

Cover by BENGAL

On-Sale November 28th

 

ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #1 MARQUEZ LCSD VARIANT (AUG158593)

Written by MARK WAID

Art by ADAM KUBERT & MAHMUD ASRAR

Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ

On-Sale November 28th

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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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