Marvel Comics News Digest 12/14 – 12/18/15

It’s time for another Marvel News Digest!  Included are a couple previews for upcoming new series.  Captain Marvel and Silver Surfer are set to debut this next year, along with the finale of Secret Wars.  In addition is information on second printings of All New Marvel titles, an included full comic with Spider-Man/Deadpool, and Women of Power variant covers.  And, a Merry Christmas to all!

Higher Altitude. Same Attitude.
Your First Look at CAPTAIN MARVEL #1!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—December 17th, 2015 — Strap in, suit up and take flight True Believer! The Captain is back and she is dialing it up a notch. Today Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 – the high-flying new ongoing series! Calling all Carol Corps members! Marvel’s Agent Carter Executive Producers and Showrunners Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters make the jump to Marvel Comics to pen the explosive adventures of Carol Danvers alongside fan-favorite artist Kris Anka (Uncanny X-Men)!

 

It’s a bold new frontier for Earth’s Mightiest Hero as she soars to new heights on her most daring mission yet – head of the all-new Alpha Flight space program. As Earth’s first line of defense, Carol and Alpha Flight protect the planet from any and all threats the deep void of space can throw at them. With a space station and an entire fleet at her command, if you come here looking for trouble, you won’t know what hit you! But is Carol ready to be a soldier and a diplomat at the same time? Especially when an unknown enemy emerges she can’t quite punch.

 

Hero. Pilot. Avenger. Leader. The next evolution of Carol Danvers begins this fall as she blasts off once again in CAPTAIN MARVEL #1!

                                                                                                                                                                              

CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 (NOV150738)

Written by TARA BUTTERS & MICHELLE FAZEKAS

Art & Cover by KRIS ANKA

Variant Cover by ADAM HUGHES (NOV150740)

Hip-Hop  Variant by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (NOV150739)

Design Variant by KRIS ANKA (NOV150741)

Deadpool Variant by MARK BAGLEY w/ DREW HENNESSY & FRANK MARTIN (NOV150742)

Cosplay Variant by JUDY STEPHENS (NOV150743)

Blank Variant Also Available (NOV150744)

FOC – 12/21/15, On-Sale – 01/20/16

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Hold On and Hang Tight With a First Look at SILVER SURFER #1!

New York, NY—December 14th, 2015 — Anywhere and Everywhere! This January, the sentinel of the starry space ways returns from the edge of the universe for the start of a thrilling new adventure in SILVER SURFER #1! Comic superstars and fan-favorite creative team of Dan Slott, Mike Allred and Laura Allred are back to chronicle the next chapter for Norrin Radd and Dawn Greenwood! The Silver Surfer has shown his companion Dawn Greenwood the cosmos. Taking her to the end of the universe and back, together they’ve experienced the weird, the strange and the fantastic. But now, the time has come to show her the most fantastic planet of all – Earth! Only she (and you!) have never seen it like this before. Monsters, magic, monumental moments and more! Plus – a secret that will change everything! Now is your chance to hop on BOARD the series that has the industry talking! Catch a cosmic wave when SILVER SURFER #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices this January!  

                                                                                                                                                                    

SILVER SURFER #1 (NOV150763)

Written by DAN SLOTT
Art & Cover by MIKE ALLRED & LAURA ALLRED

Variant Cover by MARCO RUDY (NOV150764)

Hip-Hop Variant by CLIFF CHIANG (NOV150765)

Baby Hip-Hop Variant by CLIFF CHIANG (NOV150766)

Deadpool Variant by WILL SLINEY (NOV150767)

FOC – 12/14/15, On-Sale – 01/13/16

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WOMEN OF POWER VARIANTS Showcase
Marvel’s Mightiest in March!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—December 15th, 2015 — This March, Marvel is celebrating Women’s History Month by gathering some of Marvel’s most iconic female characters for a very special variant cover theme. Today, Marvel is pleased to announce the first ever Women of Power Variant Covers – brought to you by some of the biggest names in the industry and the superstars of tomorrow.

                              

“From returning favorites like Spider-Gwen and Ms. Marvel to new characters like Moon Girl, 2015 was a huge year for the women of Marvel,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “2016 will be no different and we’re excited to kick that off with our Women of Power variant initiative early next year.”

                                           

You won’t want to miss these 25 jaw-dropping variant covers, coming to these exciting titles in March!

 

 

This March – meet the WOMEN OF POWER. Coming to you on 25 explosive variant covers! Run, don’t walk to your local comic shop to get your hands on these can’t miss WOMEN OF POWER VARIANTS!

· A-FORCE #4 by Jamie McKelvie
· ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #7 by Evan Shaner
· ALL-NEW HAWKEYE #5 by Phil Noto
· ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #6 by Vanesa Del Ray
· AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9 by Tula Lotay
· BLACK WIDOW #1 by Kevin Wada
· CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #7 by Nen Chang
· CAPTAIN MARVEL #3 by Emanuela Lupacchino
· DAREDEVIL #5 by Sara Pichelli
· DEADPOOL #8 by Annie Wu
· EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #8 by Lenil Yu
· GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6 by Siya Oum
· INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #7 by Kate Niemczyk
· MIGHTY THOR #5 by Laura Braga
· MOCKINGBIRD #1 by Kirbi Fagan
· MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #5 by Pia Guerra
· MS. MARVEL #5 by Emanuela Lupacchino
· PATSY WALKER A.K.A. HELLCAT #4 by Erica Henderson
· SCARLET WITCH #4 by Jamal Campbell
· SPIDER-GWEN #6 by Emanuela Lupacchino
· THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #4 by Meghan Hetrick
· THE ULTIMATES #5 by Yasmine Putri
· UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #6 by Kamome Shirahama
· UNCANNY AVENGERS #7 by Joelle Jones
· UNCANNY INHUMANS #6 by Bill Sienkiewicz

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On January 13th – The SECRET WARS Conclude!
Secret Wars #9 – The Epic Final Chapter Coming 1/13!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—December 14th, 2015 — It’s the story that has the whole world on the edge of its seat. The biggest Marvel event of all time. The story that destroyed the Marvel Universe. And this January – it all comes crashing down. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at SECRET WARS #9, the cataclysmic final issue from chart topping creators Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic!

                              

“Marvel fans can rest easy knowing that at long last SECRET WARS #9 is off to the printer, and will be in their hot little hands January 13th,” says Marvel SVP, Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “I can say with some confidence that it’s a finale that no reader who’s been enjoying the ride so far will be disappointed in, and is in no way spoiled by any of the events that have transpired in our assorted All-New, All-Different Era titles so far. Don’t believe me? Well, you’ll just have to pick up a copy for yourself and see!”

 

Battleworld teeters on the brink. Armies march against God Doom. What will become of this strange patchwork planet? Who lives? Who dies? One thing is for certain – nobody will come back from Battleworld the same. Be there for the explosive conclusion and the genesis of the new Marvel Universe in SECRET WARS #9 – on sale January 13th!

                                                                                                                                                                    

SECRET WARS #9 (OCT150729)

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by ESAD RIBIC

Cover by ALEX ROSS

Variant Covers by SIMONE BIANCHI (OCT150730), SKOTTIE YOUNG (SEP158740),

SARA PICHELLI (OCT150731) and FRED HEMBECK (OCT150733)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (OCT150732)

FOC – 12/14/15, On-Sale – 01/13/16

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Read THE VISION #1 Full Issue in January’s SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #1!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—December 10th, 2015 — This January, the Marvel Universe’s most unlikely duo is about to become a trio! That’s right, today Marvel is pleased to announce that next month’s highly anticipated SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #1 will now also contain the full issue of the critically acclaimed THE VISION #1 – at no extra cost! Missed out on the title that has the entire comic industry buzzing? Now is your chance to jump on board one of the hottest new series!

 

“The Vision #1 is a title that perfectly encapsulates the All-New, All-Different Marvel initiative,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “It’s a riveting reinterpretation of a character that has existed for decades and Tom [King], Gabriel [Hernandez Walta] and Jordie [Bellaire] truly hit a home run. We’re hoping that by including it in a huge release like SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL we can get this fantastic first issue in front of a larger audience.”

 

Here’s what some of the critics have to say about THE VISION #1:

 

“…a strangely chilling, page-turner of a comic. And it is fantastic.”io9.com

 

“The Vision #1 is as pitch-perfect a first issue as I’ve ever read.” – Newsarama

 

“…this is as compelling as comics can get.” – Adventures in Poor Taste

SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #1 will now ship with 40 story pages, reprinting the full contents of THE VISION #1 at the end of the issue.  SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #1 hits stores on January 6th, 2016.

 

SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #1 (NOV150751)

Written by JOE KELLY

Art & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

FOC – 12/07/15, On-Sale 01/06/16

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More All-New, All-Different Marvel Titles
Return For Second Printings!

Don’t Miss The Second Printings of These Hit Issues!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—December 17th, 2015 — Fans can’t get enough of the recharged and reinvigorated Marvel Universe. Today, Marvel is pleased to announce more second printings for hit series and fan-favorite characters. Don’t get left behind by missing these sold out issues!

 

Missed the swinging adventures of Spider-Gwen? What about the Ultimates’ quest to take down the devourer of worlds, Galactus? Well, now is your chance to catch up on these and more when SPIDER-GWEN #3, THE ULTIMATES #2, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #3, DEADPOOL #3, SILK #2, SQUADRON SUPREME #1, ULTIMATE END #5 and CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #3 all return to comic shops in early 2016!

 

It’s never been a better time to jump in to the Marvel Universe, and the critics agree. All-New, All-Different Marvel is a hit!

 

The creative team has come out of the gate with all barrels blazing and I’m excited to see where they take this story next.” – Comicosity, on SQUADRON SUPREME #1

 

“Fantastic” – Comic Vine, on THE ULTIMATES #2

 

“…big space action in the best possible way.” – IGN, on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #3

 

“…one of Marvel’s hottest new series” – Newsarama, on SPIDER-GWEN #3

 

Did you miss out on your chance to get your hands on any of those exciting issues?  We’re just getting started – so hop on board the titles that are burning up the charts and have the whole comics industry talking!

 

SPIDER-GWEN #3 SECOND PRINT (NOV158133)

THE ULTIMATES #2 SECOND PRINT (NOV158134)
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #3 SECOND PRINT (NOV158132)

DEADPOOL #3 SECOND PRINT (NOV158131)

CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #3 SECOND PRINT (NOV158130)

SILK #2 SECOND PRINT (NOV158185)

SQUADRON SUPREME #1 SECOND PRINT (NOV158186)

ULTIMATE END #5 SECOND PRINT (NOV158187)

FOC – 1/11/16, On-Sale – 02/03/16

 

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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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