Marvel Comics News Digest 1/18 – 1/22/16

Marvel had a few big announcements this week to look forward to.  The first was actually announced on a Captain America 75 years special on ABC.  It was that Steve Rogers would be back as Captain America, and with full stamina again.  In recent comics, Steve Rogers lost the super solider serum and reverted to his actual age.  Also, Free Comic Book Day will have a special story of this new…but old…Captain America.  Then there’s something Star Wars fans will drool over: a Poe Dameron comic book.  Also with previews is Avengers Standoff, a new Thunderbolts that will emerge from this storyline, Spider-Man and Silk Infinite Comic, and a look at Uncanny Inhumans.

MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #1!

Steve Rogers Returns as the Star-Spangled Avenger for an All-New Marvel Comics Series

                                                

New York, NY—January 20th, 2016 — This spring, Marvel’s Steve Rogers takes back the iconic moniker that gave him notoriety and returns to the mantel of Captain America with CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS from writer Nick Spencer and artist Jesus Saiz.

 

First revealed on ABC’s “Captain America: 75 Heroic Years,” Steve Rogers will once again don the red, white, and blue and continue the adventures of Marvel’s Sentinel of Liberty in this all-new series, with an all-new mission statement while proudly carrying an all-new shield. And today, Marvel is pleased to present your first peek inside the bold new series that will take Captain America in a whole new direction!

“It’s an exciting time to be writing Captain America, for sure– this year is the character’s 75th Anniversary, not to mention the upcoming release of Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. And with CIVIL WAR II approaching in the Marvel Universe, it felt like the perfect time to restore Steve Rogers to his former self,” says series writer Nick Spencer.

Recently drained of the Super Soldier Serum that gave him his strength, speed and endurance, Steve Rogers was no longer fit to wield the shield and he passed the title of Captain America to his closest ally, Sam Wilson, a.k.a. Falcon. So what happens to Sam Wilson now that Steve has returned? Enemies of freedom beware – there are now two Captain Americas protecting the people!

CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS and CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON will act as great counter-points to one another,” continues Spencer. “If you’re digging the topical, ripped-from-the-headlines approach we’re taking in Sam’s book, we’ve got plenty more of that to come. And if you’re up for a more timeless take, with Captain America facing off against Hydra and his classic rogues gallery, Steve’s book will be just the thing for you.”

 

The All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe is in turmoil. The threat of impeding Hydra forces grows by the day worming their way into Marvel’s Super Hero community. Anyone can be a threat, and no one is to be trusted. But what is Hydra’s ultimate goal? There is only one man who can challenge the threat of Hydra – Captain America himself – Steve Rogers!

 

Will his first day back on the job be his last? Find out when CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #1 arrives in comic shops and digital devices this spring!

For more on Captain America & All-New, All-Different Marvel, please visit www.marvel.com. Join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #CaptainAmerica and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @Marvel.

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #1

Written by NICK SPENCER

Art by JESUS SAIZ

Cover by JESUS SAIZ

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Steve Rogers as Captain America in a Brand New Story for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2016!

Plus a Special DEAD NO MORE Prelude!

                                                                                                                                                 

New York, NY—January 21st, 2016— The biggest heroes, the biggest creators and the biggest stories in comics are coming to FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! And Marvel is bringing a second all-new title to comic shops this year!

 

Steve Rogers is returning to comics this May, and you can get your first taste on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY. Today, Marvel is pleased to unveil FCBD CAPTAIN AMERICA #1, featuring the reinvigorated Steve Rogers as Captain America! Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz bring you one of Steve’s first adventures since his dramatic return in the pages of AVENGERS: STANDOFF and get you caught up just in time for the release of Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, coming to comic later that month!

 

But that’s not all! FCBD CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 will also feature a second all-new story and a special prelude to DEAD NO MORE, giving fans their first look at the blockbuster storyline coming later this year. If you got a chance to bring back someone who died, would you? And how will CLASSIFIED deal when ones they thought long dead once again walk the earth? Find out on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

 

This May, be there as Steve Rogers re-enters the fray and witness the startling secrets of DEAD NO MORE. No fan can afford to miss out on Marvel’s two all-new FREE COMIC BOOK DAY offerings this year – available May 7th at participating comic shops nationwide!

 

FCBD CAPTAIN AMERICA (JAN160037)

Written by NICK SPENCER & TOP SECRET

Art by JESUS SAIZ & TOP SECRET

Cover by JESUS SAIZ

Coming Free Comic Book Day!

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STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 Soars Into Comic Shops This April!

New Ongoing Series Featuring Fan-Favorite Character!

 

New York, NY – January 20th 2016 – Strap in and lock your s-foils in attack position because one of the breakout stars of the blockbuster Star Wars™: The Force Awakens is coming to comics! Today, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are proud to announce STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1, a new ongoing series coming this April! Superstar creators Charles Soule (Lando, Obi-Wan and Anakin) and Phil Noto (Chewbacca) take you to a galaxy far, far away for the new adventures of Poe Dameron – former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter and the best pilot in the galaxy!

 

“With Star Wars: The Force Awakens exceeding expectations the world over, it could not be a better time to be a Star Wars fan,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “And with Poe Dameron being one of the breakout stars of the film, we’re thrilled we get to continue the story of this fan-favorite in the comics. Expect a series with the same high benchmark of quality as our recent Star Wars titles.”

 

Set before the events of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, be there for Poe’s daring adventures as they take him to the edges of the galaxy and back. Hand-picked for the Resistance by legendary General Leia Organa, follow Poe, BB-8 and a squadron of X-Wing pilots on a top-secret mission that could hold the key to saving the galaxy. But with the full might of the First Order on their tail, will the operation be short lived?

 

Can’t get enough Star Wars? Get your astromech droid and hop in the cockpit of your X-Wing, because you won’t want to miss this one! This April, learn more about the Resistance’s aerial ace when STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices!

 

For more on Star Wars please visit marvel.com and join in the conversation on Twitter with #StarWars. To experience Star Wars online, visit StarWars.com or follow Star Wars on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ or YouTube.

 

STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art & Cover by PHIL NOTO

Variant Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

BB-8 Variant by JOE QUINONES

Design Variant by PHIL NOTO

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

Movie Variant Also Available

On Sale in April!

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Unlock the Secrets – Your First Look at AVENGERS STANDOFF: WELCOME TO PLEASANT HILL #1!

                                                                                                                                                 

New York, NY—January 22nd, 2016— The prelude to the Spring’s blockbuster Avengers event is here! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside AVENGERS STANDOFF: WELCOME TO PLEASANT HILL #1, from fan-favorite creators Nick Spencer (Steve Rogers: Captain America, Sam Wilson: Captain America, Astonishing Ant-Man) and Mark Bagley (All-New X-Men)! From the outside, it looks like the perfect small-town community. But underneath the surface, Pleasant Hill has its fair share of secrets. Pleasant Hill is the kind of place where folks look out for each other. Where everyone knows who their neighbors are. But who are you, friend? And what are you doing in Pleasant Hill? The mystery begins this February in AVENGERS STANDOFF: WELCOME TO PLEASANT HILL #1!

 

AVENGERS STANDOFF: WELCOME TO PLEASANT HILL #1 (DEC150728)

Written by NICK SPENCER

Art by MARK BAGLEY

Cover by DANIEL ACUNA

Variant Covers by SKOTTIE YOUNG (DEC150729) and MATT RHODES (DEC150730)

Hip-Hop Variant by ANDREW ROBINSON (DEC150731)

FOC – 1/25/16, On-Sale – 02/17/16

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From the Ashes of Avengers: Standoff Comes THUNDERBOLTS #1!

New York, NY—January 22nd, 2016— With a flash of lightning, the Thunderbolts have returned! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce THUNDERBOLTS #1 – the new ongoing seires from creators Jim Zub and Jon Malin! From the ashes of AVENGERS: STANDOFF, the Winter Soldier assembles the original Thunderbolts – Moonstone, the Fixer, MACH-V, Atlas and a mysterious new character for a dangerous new mission. One that will put them at the forefront and in the crosshairs of the Marvel Universe!

 

“Doing the right thing is different than being good,” says writer Jim Zub in an speaking with Marvel.com. “We’ve assembled a potent mix of characters to explore with big drama, big action and unexpected twists along the way. The new team is stacked with powerful personalities and a mission that’s going to tear them up and get right to their core. I’m excited about putting them in tough spots and letting the sparks fly.”

 

The threats no one else is prepared for. The difficult choices no one else can make. The Thunderbolts are ready to answer the call. Witness their formation this Spring in AVENGERS: STANDOFF and follow their adventures when THUNDERBOLTS #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices this May!

 

THUNDERBOLTS #1

Written by JIM ZUB

Art & Cover by JON MALIN
Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY

On Sale in May!

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“The Quiet Room” Starts Now! Your
First Look at UNCANNY INHUMANS #5!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—January 21st, 2016 — The mighty Kang the Conqueror has been defeated, but the Inhumans troubles are just getting started! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at UNCANNY INHUMANS #5 – the first chapter of the new arc “The Quiet Room”! Inhuman scribe Charles Soule teams with artist Brandon Peterson (Age of Ultron) introduce you to the Midnight King’s newest headquarters – the Quiet Room! But Black Bolt’s new place is a fascinating curiosity that could very well put all the Marvel Universe in jeopardy. Be there when the flagship Inhuman title moves into its blockbuster second arc this February in UNCANNY INHUMANS #5!

                                                                                                                                    

UNCANNY INHUMANS #5 (DEC150797)

Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art & Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

Variant Covers by MICHAEL CHO (DEC150798) and PAT BRODERICK (DEC150799)

Story Thus Far Variant by KRIS ANKA (DEC150800)

FOC – 1/25/16, On-Sale – 02/17/16

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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN & SILK: THE SPIDER(FLY) EFFECT #1 – The Newest Marvel Infinite Comic Available Now!

                                                                                                                                                 

New York, NY—January 20th, 2016— Spider-Man and Silk aren’t necessarily getting along right now, but that won’t stop them from having to work together when they’re accidentally thrown back in time to just before they got their powers! And you can experience the first chapter of that all-new adventure TODAY! Marvel is pleased to present your first look at THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN & SILK: THE SPIDER(FLY) EFFECT #1 – the newest Marvel Infinite Comic Series!

                                                                  

Get THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN & SILK: THE SPIDER(FLY) EFFECT #1
Now Via the Marvel Comics Digital Shop

 

Specially designed and optimized for mobile devices, Marvel Infinite Comics push the boundaries of what’s possible with digital comics. Taking full advantage of the latest technologies, Marvel Infinite Comics showcase the new storytelling possibilities of a digital canvas while still staying true to the medium’s greatest strengths! Fan-favorite creators Robbie Thompson (Silk, Venom: Spaceknight) and artist Todd Nauck (Nightcrawler, Amazing Spider-Man) weave a tale of the Amazing Anachronistic Arachnids!

 

Can they get along without irreparably altering the space-time continuum? What will happen when Peter comes face-to-face with his long lost Uncle Ben? Can they make it back to the present day WITHOUT wiping out their own powers forever? One thing is for certain – the Marvel Universe’s past is about to get a double dose of webslingers!

 

Available right at your fingertips THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN & SILK: THE SPIDER(FLY) EFFECT #1 is available now on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® & AndroidTM devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop!

 

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN & SILK: THE SPIDER(FLY) EFFECT #1

Written by ROBBIE THOMPSON

Art by TODD NAUCK

On-Sale Now!

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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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