Marvel Comics News Digest 2/29 – 3/4/16

Marvel has a few interesting announcements this last week.  First is Loki running for president.  Second is more previews of the upcoming Poe Dameron series.  Then there’s some Free Comic Book Day previews, Civil War teasers, a new Daredevil/Punisher Infinite Comic, and X-Men ’92 is back.  Check it all out below!

MARVEL COMICS WANTS YOU TO “VOTE LOKI” THIS JUNE

All-new series places a different candidate on the ballot this presidential election season

 

VOTE LOKI

2016

BELIEVE!

 

 

Participate in the Marvel Universe caucus and let your voice be heard.

#Loki2016

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STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 Comes to Comic Shops With an Epic Celebration!

Celebrate the Release of the First Issue at Your Local Shop!

                                                                                                                                   

New York, NY – March 1st , 2016 – Strap in and get ready because one of the breakout stars of the blockbuster Star Wars™: The Force Awakens is poised to star in one of the biggest comics of 2016! And your local comic shop is the place to be on April 6th to get your hands on the highly anticipated first issue of STAR WARS: POE DAMERON! In addition to being one of the first to read the can’t miss debut, fans who attend their comic shops’ POE DAMERON #1 CELEBRATION will also be able to receive special items exclusive to these launch parties.

 

The best pilot in the galaxy is ready to take comics by storm, and Marvel is making sure comic book stores worldwide are stocked up with enough materials to make STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 one of the biggest launches of the year. Each retailer opting into the POE DAMERON #1 CELEBRATION (FEB160756) will receive a party kit from Marvel, containing exclusive promotional materials including party exclusive variant covers, promotional buttons, cake toppers and more. Retailers, check your Marvel Mailer for additional information on how to opt-in by 03/07 and ensure your store is prepared.

 

All qualifying retailers will receive the following as part of the POE DAMERON #1 CELEBRATION:

                                                                                                                                                       

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 Invitational Postcards

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 Promotional Pins

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 BB-8 Lithographs by Joe Quinones

Star Wars: Poe Dameron  #1 Nakayama Jaxxon Sketch Party Variant

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 Premiere Variant

 

Set before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, be there for Poe’s daring adventures as they take him to the edge 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 First Order on their tail, will the operation be short lived?

 

This April, learn more about the Resistance’s aerial ace when STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 soars into comic shops! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

 

STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 CELEBRATION OPT-IN (FEB160756)

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art & Cover by PHIL NOTO (FEB160747)

Variant Cover by JOHN CASSADAY (FEB160750)

BB-8 Variant by JOE QUINONES (FEB160753)

Design Variant by PHIL NOTO (FEB160749)

Jaxxon Party Variant by DAVID NAKAYAMA (FEB160761)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (FEB160752)

Movie Variant (FEB160755) and Blank Variant (FEB160754) Also Available

Noto Sketch Variant (FEB160748) and Cassaday Sketch Variant (FEB160751) Also Available

FOC – 03/07/16, On-Sale – 04/06/16

STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 Soars This April – Your First Look Inside!

New Ongoing Series Featuring Fan-Favorite Character!

 

New York, NY – March 4th, 2016 – Strap in and lock s-foils in attack position because one of the breakout stars of the Star Wars™: The Force Awakens is getting his very own ongoing series! Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside the highly anticipated STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 – coming to comic shops and digital devices 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!

 

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?

 

Plus – this oversized first issue features a special back-up story starring none other than BB-8! Writer/artist Chris Eliopoulos (Hawkeye) brings you an 8-page tale of everyone’s favorite spherical astromech droid as he embarks on a journey all his own!

 

The adventure begins this April as the Resistance’s high-flying aerial ace comes to comic shops and digital devices in STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1!

 

STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 (FEB160747)

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art & Cover by PHIL NOTO

Variant Cover by JOHN CASSADAY (FEB160750)

BB-8 Variant by JOE QUINONES (FEB160753)

Design Variant by PHIL NOTO (FEB160749)

Jaxxon Party Variant by DAVID NAKAYAMA (FEB160761)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (FEB160752)

Movie Variant (FEB160755) and Blank Variant (FEB160754) Also Available

Noto Sketch Variant (FEB160748) and Cassaday Sketch Variant (FEB160751) Also Available

FOC – 03/07/16, On-Sale – 04/06/16

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CHOOSE YOUR SIDE

New York, NY—March 2nd, 2016 — The Marvel Universe is at a crossroads. A new power has emerged, one that can predict the future—for good or ill— and the heroes of the Marvel Universe are faced with a choice: Wield the power of “predictive justice” to change the future as they see fit, or reject it and allow tomorrow to unfold unaltered.

Protect the future. Change the future. Which side will the Mighty Thor choose?

CHOOSE YOUR SIDE

New York, NY—March 4th, 2016 — The Marvel Universe is at a crossroads. A new power has emerged, one that can predict the future—for good or ill— and the heroes of the Marvel Universe are faced with a choice: Wield the power of “predictive justice” to change the future as they see fit, or reject it and allow tomorrow to unfold unaltered.

Protect the future. Change the future. Which side will Jean Grey choose?

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DAREDEVIL/PUNISHER #1 – The Newest Marvel Infinite Comic Available Now!

Plus Read DEADPOOL AND CABLE: SPLIT SECOND CHAPTER ONE For Free!

                                                                                                 

New York, NY—March, 3rd, 2016— The next groundbreaking Infinite Comic series begins here, and it’s a deadly race against time! Matt Murdock and Frank Castle collide in a flurry of fists and bullets in DAREDEVIL/PUNISHER: SEVENTH CIRCLE #1 – available now via the Marvel Comics App! Writer Charles Soule and artists Reilly Brown and Szymon Kudranski take you to the mean streets of New York City as Daredevil and the Punisher square off in a battle for the ages!

 

Matt Murdock is out to make sure that a dangerous mobster will have his day in court. But the Punisher is out to make sure the defendant gets put away…permanently! As the Punisher stalks his prey across the choked corridors and lonely rooftops of New York City – he’ll trade blows with the Man Without Fear at each and every turn! If Daredevil and his sidekick Blindspot want to save this mobsters life, it’ll take every ounce of their wits and wile. All Punisher needs to get what he wants is a well-placed bullet. Who will win? The chase is on!

 

Designed specifically for mobile devices while fully embracing the latest technology, Marvel’s latest Infinite Comic series stretches what’s possible with digital comics. Showcasing new storytelling possibilities and techniques while staying true to the medium’s greatest strengths – Marvel Infinite Comics have to be seen to be believed!    

 

Never tried a Marvel Infinite Comic before? Now is your chance to experience the future of digital comics as Deadpool and Cable embark on a madcap adventure across time and space. Take a journey with them and read DEADPOOL AND CABLE: SPLIT SECOND INFINITE COMIC #1 for FREE in the Marvel Comics App. Head over to www.marvel.com/redeem and use the code “CABLE” to get started reading right now! Code valid until 11:59 EST on 3/31/16. Marvel.com and internet connection required. Terms and conditions apply.

 

Available right at your fingertips, DAREDEVIL/PUNISHER: SEVENTH CIRCLE #1 is available on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® & AndroidTM devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop!

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The ‘90s X-Men Return in Your New Look at X-MEN ’92 #1!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—March 3rd, 2016 — The X-Men of yesteryear are back this March! Spinning directly out of last year’s smash-hit Secret Wars series, they’re slashing and optic blasting their way into their very own ongoing series! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside X-MEN ’92 #1! Writers Chris Sims & Chad Bowers return and they’re bringing artist Alti Firmansyah (Star-Lord & Kitty Pryde) along for the ride. Get ready as Marvel’s merry mutants roll back the clock to a time when the pouches were big and the action was X-TREME! Cassandra Nova has been defeated, but she was just the beginning. Omega Red has resurfaced, and he’s bringing the Soviet Super Soldiers with him! Their mission? Destroy the recently re-opened Xavier’s School for Gifted Children! And that’s just the first issue True Believers! Don’t miss one minute of the action when X-MEN ’92 #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices this March!  

                                                                                                                                                                                 

X-MEN ’92 #1 (JAN160739)

Written by CHRIS SIMS & CHAD BOWERS

Art by ALTI FIRMANSYAH

Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA

Hip-Hop Variant by AFUA RICHARDSON (JAN160740)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (JAN160741)

Variant Cover by PASQUAL FERRY (JAN160742)

FOC – 03/07/16, On-Sale – 03/30/16

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Marvel’s 2016 Free Comic Book Day – Nearly 1 Million Copies Ordered!

Plus Get Your First Look Inside These Highly Anticipated Issues!

 

New York, NY—February 29th, 2016— Free Comic Book Day 2016 is your perfect chance to dive into the Marvel Universe. With two can’t miss titles – FCBD Civil War II #1 and FCBD Captain America #1 – Marvel is bringing the best creators and the boldest stories to the festivities. But first, Marvel is pleased to announce that Free Comic Book Day orders have totaled nearly 1 million units, and we’re celebrating by providing fans their first look at the four stories waiting for them on May 7th.

 

“Year after year, Free Comic Book Day has proven to be one of our most successful tools for engaging fans and the industry with things on the horizon for the Marvel Universe,” says Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “With Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War film hitting theaters that same weekend, we’re excited to give fans a peek into the upcoming Civil War II comic event as well as the new Captain America: Steve Rogers series. Plus some exciting happenings for Amazing Spider-Man and All-New, All-Different Avengers.”

 

Featuring only brand new content, Free Comic Book Day is your first taste of the massive events, storylines and new series set to debut later this year! First, FCBD Civil War II #1 ignites the fuse of the blockbuster comics event of 2016. Be there as Brian Michael Bendis and Jim Cheung beat the drums of war and fire the opening shots! Then, don’t miss the exciting second story of that issue as Mark Waid and Alan Davis introduce you to the all-new Wasp! Who is she? And what does it mean for the All-New, All-Different Avengers? Then, pick up the shield as Steve Rogers steps back into the spotlight in FCBD Captain America #1. The original Sentinel of Liberty has returned, be there for one of his first missions back on the job – brought to you by Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz! Finally, Dan Slott and Javier Garron bring you the prelude to DEAD NO MORE, this year’s Earth-shattering Amazing Spider-Man storyline!

 

“We’re so thrilled to be able to bring our biggest guns to this year’s Free Comic Book Day stories,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing, David Gabriel. “Thank you to retailers for their support in ordering nearly one million copies of these titles and continuing to bring new fans into stores. Believe us, all four of these stories across both issues will set up some big things to come in the Marvel Universe. You won’t be disappointed.”

                                                                                                          

Want to be on the front lines of what’s happening in the Marvel Universe this year? Then you don’t want to miss these! Make yours Marvel with FCBD Captain America #1 and FCBD Civil War II #1, available exclusively in comic shops on May 7th!

 

FCBD CIVIL WAR II #1

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & MARK WAID

Art by JIM CHEUNG & ALAN DAVIS

Cover by JIM CHEUNG

Only in Comic Shops May 7th!

 

FCBD CAPTAIN AMERICA #1

Written by NICK SPENCER & DAN SLOTT
Art by JESUS SAIZ & JAVIER GARRON

Cover by JESUS SAIZ

Only in Comic Shops May 7th!

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