Marvel Comics News Digest 2/8 – 2/12/16

This week, one of the big, exciting previews (at least for me) is Haunted Mansion!  Continuing in the Disney/Marvel partnership this looks to be a very fun book.  In the main Marvel universe, quite a few previews are abound including Mockinbird, Guardians of the Galaxy’s new storyline, some deadly tales of Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, and, finally, a new Adam Warlock series!  Also in preview are some Age of Apocalypse variant covers, which look quite nifty.

Grim Grinning Ghosts Galore in Your First Look at HAUNTED MANSION #1!

 

New York, NY – February 12th, 2016 – The world famous attraction haunts Marvel Comics this March! And the residents are just dying to meet you! Today, Marvel Entertainment and Walt Disney Imagineering are proud to present your first look inside HAUNTED MANSION #1, the newest Disney Kingdoms limited series! Step inside foolish mortals, as rising comic stars Joshua Williamson (Illuminati, Nailbiter) and Jorge Coelho (Loki: Agent of Asgard, Polarity) throw open the doors of the mansion for a delightfully chilling thrill ride!

 

It seems that no one lives in the elegant mansion on the hill…but where then is that eerie organ music come from? Are its iron gates meant to keep people out…or keep some things in? Filled with wall-to-wall creeps and hot and cold running chills, the happy haunts of the Haunted Mansion come to (after)life like never before! Get ready to meet the 999 spooks lingering within. But be warned, they’re looking for the 1000th

                                            

Crypt doors will creak, and tombstones will quake. And the next spine-tingling Disney Kingdoms adventure is about to begin. What terrifying secrets lie deep within the mansion? Hop in your Doom Buggy and find out when HAUNTED MANSION #1 materializes in your local comic shop and on digital devices this coming March!

 

HAUNTED MANSION #1 (JAN160749)

Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by JORGE COELHO
Cover by E.M. GIST

Variant Covers by BRIAN CROSBY (JAN160750) and SKOTTIE YOUNG (JAN160751)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (JAN160752)

FOC – 02/15/16, On-Sale – 03/09/16

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Bobbi Morse Goes Solo in Your First Look at MOCKINGBIRD #1!

New Ongoing Series Coming in March!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—February 8th, 2016 — Spinning out of the smash-hit sold out SHIELD 50th Anniversary Special comes her very first ongoing series! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside MOCKINGBIRD #1 – from New York Times bestselling author Chelsea Cain and Marvel newcomer Kate Niemczyk! Bobbi Morse. Codename: Mockingbird. S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most versatile, resourceful and in-demand agent. But a string of missions gone wrong point to something rotten going on in S.H.I.E.L.D.’s own medical and recovery network. The more she digs, the more widespread the conspiracy becomes. How deep does it go? Can she find the culprit before it’s too late? Find out as MOCKINGBIRD #1 by Cain and Niemczyk comes to comic shops and digital devices this March!

 

For more information, visit Marvel.com for a full interview with writer Chelsea Cain!

                                                                                                                                                                                 

MOCKINGBIRD #1 (JAN160756)

Written by CHELSEA CAIN

Art by KATE NIEMCZYK

Cover by JOELLE JONES

Variant Cover by AFU CHAN (JAN160757)

Hip-Hop Variant by JEFF DEKAL (JAN160759)

Young Variant by SKOTTIE YOUNG (JAN160760)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (JAN160761)

Women of Power Variant by KIRBI FAGAN (JAN160758)

FOC – 02/08/16, On-Sale – 03/02/16

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“New Galactic Order” Starts Now –
Your First Look at GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6!

Brand New Story Arc Begins in March!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—February 10th, 2016 — Peter Quill may be back with the team, but things are anything but back to normal for the Guardians. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6 – the first chapter of “New Galactic Order”! Blockbuster creators Brian Michael Bendis and Valerio Schiti take you on the next chapter of this interstellar rollercoaster! Removed from power as the emperor of Spartax, can Peter Quill readjust to life among the stars? Which nefarious alien race will step up to fill the power vacuum left in his absence? More importantly – Peter Quill and Kitty Pryde come face-to-face for the first time in nearly eight months! Are the Guardians of the Galaxy big enough for two Star-Lords? Those answers and more this March as “New Galactic Order” kicks off in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6!

                                                                                                                                                                                 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6 (JAN160814)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art by VALERIO SCHITI
Cover by ART ADAMS
Variant Cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL (
JAN160815)

Story Thus Far Variant by VALERIO SCHITI (JAN160816)

Classic Artist Variant by GREG HILDEBRANT (JAN160817)

Women of Power Variant by SIYA OUM (JAN160818)

FOC – 02/15/16, On-Sale – 03/09/16

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Adam Warlock Battles Across Time & Space in
THE INFINITY ENTITY #1!

                                                                

New York, NY—February 9th, 2016 — This March, he will travel to the ends of the universe and even back in time in an effort to regain his memories. He is Adam Warlock, and his story will be told in THE INFINITY ENTITY #1! – a brand-new limited series from comic legends Jim Starlin and Alan Davis! Spinning directly out of the New York Times Bestselling Thanos: The Infinity Revelation and Thanos: The Infinity Relativity – follow Adam Warlock on a desperate quest that leads directly into the final chapter of Starlin’s epic trilogy, Thanos: The Infinity Finale! A quest that will cross paths with the original Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and cosmic beings with the power to unmake entire universes! Can he reclaim his memories and become the hero he once was? Find out as Starlin and Davis bring you a cosmic thrill ride this March in THE INFINITY ENTITY #1!

                                                                                                                                                                                 

THE INFINITY ENTITY #1 (of 4) (JAN160725)

Written by JIM STARLIN
Art & Cover by ALAN DAVIS

Variant Covers by RON LIM (JAN160726) & MARCO RUDY (JAN160727)

FOC – 02/15/16, On-Sale – 03/09/16

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“Scorpio Rising” Starts Now! Your First Look at
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9!

Brand New Story Arc Begins in March!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—February 12th, 2016 — Strap in webheads because the webswinging wallcrawler is in for yet another action-packed story arc! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9 – the first chapter of “Scorpio Rising”! You thought Mr. Negative and Cloak & Dagger were tough? You ain’t seen nothing yet! Writer Dan Slott and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli put Peter Parker through the wringer as he faces down the remains of the international terrorist organization known as THE ZODIAC! Scorpio has put his master plan into action. It’s all been leading to this! If he succeeds, there’s no way Spider-Man or ANYONE for that matter will be able to stop him. It’s a race against time across Europe as Spider-Man and his allied hunt down Scorpio before it’s too late. Jump on board the series everyone is talking about when “Scorpio Rising” kicks off this March in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9!

                                                                                                                                                                                 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9 (JAN160833)

Written by DAN SLOTT

Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

Cover by ALEX ROSS

Women of Power Variant by TULA LOTAY (JAN160834)

Story Thus Far Variant by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (JAN160835)

Artist Variant by BOB MCLEOD (JAN160836)

FOC – 02/15/16, On-Sale – 03/09/16

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“The Last Days of Magic” Starts Now –
Your First Look at DOCTOR STRANGE #6!

Brand New Story Arc Begins in March!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—February 11th, 2016 — By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth, the second arc of Doctor Strange starts here! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside DOCTOR STRANGE #6 – the first chapter of “The Last Days of Magic”, coming at you from blockbuster creators Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo! He is the Sorcerer Supreme. The best defense against magical threats from this and any universe. But what happens when his foe’s mission is to eradicate magic forever? The Emperikul have arrived, leaving universes cleansed of magic in their wake. Their next target? The Marvel Universe! Even at full strength he may not be able to stop them. But with Doctor Strange weakened beyond measure? We don’t stand a chance! Now is your chance to jump on board this hit series as the war for magic heats up in March’s DOCTOR STRANGE #6!

                                                                                                                                                                                 

DOCTOR STRANGE #6 (JAN160874)

Written by JASON AARON

Art & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO

Story Thus Far Variant by KRIS ANKA (JAN160875)

Classic Variant by BUTCH GUICE (JAN160876)

FOC – 02/15/16, On-Sale – 03/09/16

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AGE OF APOCALYPSE VARIANTS Ride Into Comic Shops This May!

New York, NY—February 10th, 2016— Enter Now…the Age of Apocalypse! As three epic APOCALYPSE WARS stories rage across the X-Men titles, new Horsemen will ride into comic shops for epic variant covers! The all-powerful Apocalypse has risen. Now, witness your favorite Marvel heroes reimagined in the style of Age of Apocalypse on over twenty blockbuster Marvel titles in May!

From Deadpool to the Guardians of the Galaxy to the Astonishing Ant-Man, witness some of the most popular Marvel heroes twisted and distorted to the will of Apocalypse! Marvel is excited to reveal the following AGE OF APOCALYPSE VARIANTS:
· All-New X-Men #9 AOA Variant by Pasqual Ferry & Frank D’Armata

· All-New, All-Different Avengers #9 AOA Variant by Khoi Pham & Frank D’Armata

· Amazing Spider-Man #12 AOA Variant by Jamal Campbell

· The Astonishing Ant-Man #8 AOA Variant by Will Sliney & Frank D’Armata

· Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 AOA Variant by Paul Renaud

· Guardians of the Galaxy #8 AOA Variant by Dale Keown & Jason Keith

· Uncanny X-Men #7 AOA Variant by Ryan Sook

Look for additional Age of Apocalypse Variants to grace the covers of these exciting Marvel comics throughout the month of May:

· Black Panther #2

· Black Widow #3

· Captain Marvel #5

· Daredevil #7

· Deadpool #11

· Doctor Strange #8

· Extraordinary X-Men #10

· Howard the Duck #7

· Invincible Iron Man #9

· Ms. Marvel #7

· Power Man & Iron Fist #4

· The Punisher #1

· Spider-Gwen #8

· Thunderbolts #1

· The Totally Awesome Hulk #7

· Uncanny Inhumans #8

The Age of Apocalypse comes to your favorite Marvel titles this May! Run, don’t walk to your local comic shops to get your hands on these AGE OF APOCALYPSE VARIANTS! Plus, don’t miss APOCALYPSE WARS, three epic stories coming to Extraordinary X-Men, Uncanny X-Men and All-New X-Men throughout the Spring!

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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.
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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