Marvel Comics News Digest 3/21 – 3/25/16

This week has some exciting announcements from the house of Marvel.  First, a comment on a teaser image that came out on Friday which was titled as “death of X.”  What this means exactly is in no way clear.  There’s been some teasing that one character will die as a result of Civil War 2, but this doesn’t seem entirely related.  Could it mean no more X-Men?  That seems a bit drastic, but given the rise in popularity with Inhumans, it’s possible.

Other than this big news is a celebration of Star Wars on May the 4th with some $1 titles.  Then some previews of upcoming Civil War 2 comics.  Finally, some more Squirrel Girl.

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May the 4th Be With You This Year With TRUE BELIEVERS: STAR WARS!

Commemorate Star Wars Day This Year With Ten $1 Comics!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—March 24th, 2016 —This May, unlock the Star Wars galaxy for only a buck as Marvel’s wildly popular True Believers comics venture to a galaxy far, far away! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce ten new True Believers titles, available only in comic shops on May the 4th! Featuring blockbuster first issues from Marvel’s first year of Star Wars comics, unforgettable classic issues, can’t miss moments and more – experience these popular titles for the suggested retail price of $1 each!

 

TRUE BELIEVERS are the perfect way for readers to jump headfirst into the exciting world of Marvel’s Star Wars titles. Follow the adventures of Luke, Han, Leia, Chewbacca, Darth Vader and more – it’s never been easier to get caught up with these exciting jumping on points. 

 

Celebrate Star Wars Day this year with the hottest comics in the galaxy. Missed them the first time? Want to try out a new series? Head to your local comic shop on May 4thand feel the power of the Force! Don’t miss these exciting TRUE BELIEVERS: STAR WARS comics, only available in comic shops. And May the Fourth be with you!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

TRUE BELIEVERS: STAR WARS #1 (MAR160881)

TRUE BELIEVERS : DARTH VADER #1 (MAR160882)

TRUE BELIEVERS: LANDO #1 (MAR160883)

TRUE BELIEVERS: CHEWBACCA #1 (MAR160884)

TRUE BELIEVERS: SHATTERED EMPIRE #1 (MAR160885)

TRUE BELIEVERS: KANAN #1 (MAR160886)

TRUE BELIEVERS: STAR WARS CLASSIC #1 (MAR160888)

TRUE BELIEVERS: STAR WARS COVERS #1 (MAR160887)

TRUE BELIEVERS: DROIDS #1 (MAR160889)

TRUE BELIEVERS: VADER DOWN #1 (MAR160890)

FOC – 04/11/16, On-Sale – 05/04/16

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Battle Lines Are Drawn in CIVIL WAR II: CHOOSING SIDES #1!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—March 22nd, 2016 —If you knew something bad was about to happen, would you stop it? How far would you go to prevent an uncertain future? The line in the sand has been drawn, and everyone must choose – do you stand with Iron Man, or with Captain Marvel? That question will be answered this June as heroes and villains across the Marvel Universe make their decision in CIVIL WAR II: CHOOSING SIDES #1 – debuting this June!  

 

Featuring fan-favorite characters and top-tier creators, each issue of CIVIL WAR II: CHOOSING SIDES contains three all-new stories detailing the conflict taking place throughout the Marvel Universe. First, comic superstar Declan Shalvey (Moon Knight, Deadpool) pulls double duty as he writes and illustrates a Nick Fury story running through all 6 issues of CIVIL WAR II: CHOOSING SIDES. Which side of the issue will Marvel’s premier super-spy fall on? Plus, Brandon Easton (Marvel’s Agent Carter) and Goran Sudzuka (Wonder Woman) bring you a tale of Night Thrasher and Chad Bowers, Chris Sims and Leonardo Romero present the return of Damage Control!

 

“We all grew up having those ‘Who’d win in a fight?’ arguments right?” asks Chad Bowers, speaking with Marvel.com. “I think what [this story does] is takes that same idea and ages it up a bit. It grounds the conflict in something ethical, and relatable. It reminds us that even though these guys are on the same teams, and they dress the same, they’re still individuals. It’s really Marvel storytelling at its best, because of how human it feels. ”

 

But that’s not all! Future issues of CIVIL WAR II: CHOOSING SIDES will feature Jessica Jones, Power Pack, the Punisher, War Machine and more! Those are just a taste of the characters whose lives are about to change. Will the fight to protect the future? Or battle to change tomorrow? Find out this June as Nick Fury, Damage Control and Night Thrasher choose their sides in CIVIL WAR II: CHOOSING SIDES #1!

 

For more on Civil War II: Choosing Sides, visit Marvel.com for an interview with Shalvey, Sims, Bowers and Romero!

 

CIVIL WAR II: CHOOSING SIDES #1 (of 6)

Written by DECLAN SHALVEY, BRANDON EASTON, CHAD BOWERS & CHRIS SIMS

Art by DECLAN SHALVEY, GORAN SUDZUKA, LEONARDO ROMERO

Cover by JIM CHEUNG

On Sale in June!

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Spidey Swings Headlong Into War in CIVIL WAR II: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—March 21st, 2016 —As the Marvel Universe fractures and splinters in the wake of Civil War, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man must make his choice! Be there as he gets caught up in the fight in CIVIL WAR II: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 – a new dedicated Civil War II series from writer Christos Gage and artist Travel Foreman!

                                           

There’s a new Inhuman with the ability to predict the future. The Marvel Universe stands at a crossroads. Do its heroes wield this power to change the future as they see fit, or do they reject it and allow tomorrow to unfold unaltered? Iron Man and Captain Marvel stand on opposite sides of the issue, but one thing is for certain – this new Inhuman bears an immense responsibility to use his powers safely. And if there’s one person who knows a thing or two about power and responsibility – it’s the Amazing Spider-Man.

 

“[Peter] isn’t about to pick a side until he can figure out what the Inhuman at the center of this is all about,” says Christos Gage in an interview with Marvel.com. “So he insists upon some one-on-one time. And given his friendship with Johnny Storm, the Human Torch, who now lives with the Inhumans, he gets it.”

 

The drums of war beat for the webslinger, and big changes are in store. Will Peter Parker stand with Captain Marvel? Or will he side with Iron Man? Find out this June in CIVIL WAR II: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1!

 

CIVIL WAR II: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 (of 4)

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE

Art by TRAVEL FOREMAN

Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH

On Sale in June!

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Hercules Takes Up Arms in CIVIL WAR II: GODS OF WAR!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—March 21st, 2016 —The world is on the brink of chaos. As friend stands against friend…on which side will the world’s very first super hero land? Find out as Hercules storms the front lines in CIVIL WAR II: GODS OF WAR #1  – a brand-new Civil War II series debuting this June from writer Dan Abnett and artist Emilio Laiso!

  

“Herc is loyal,” says writer Dan Abnett in an interview with Marvel.com. “Picking a side for him is a simple thing. But when the sides aren’t good and evil, that troubles him. To him, a [Civil War II] kind of rift where heroes are in conflict with other heroes – he’s got friends on both sides, and friends or not, he recognizes them all as fellow heroes – is just plain wrong.”

 

As Civil War II grips the Marvel Universe, Hercules will ask himself – what role should a God play in the conflict. Is he responsible for a larger role in the potential destruction of the Marvel Universe? Or does he have the power to change fate and alter the course of history? Joined by Gilgamesh, Sigurd, Lorelei, Beowulf and Theseus – Hercules and his pantheon of ancient comrades charge headlong into a battle for the soul of the Marvel Universe. But who’s side are they on?

 

The Gods are marching to war. Be there as the battle kicks off in CIVIL WAR II: GODS OF WAR #1 – coming this June!

 

CIVIL WAR II: GODS OF WAR #1 (of 4)

Written by DAN ABNETT

Art by EMILIO LAISO

Cover by JAY ANACLETO

On Sale in June!

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THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL BEATS UP THE MARVEL UNIVERSE!

All-New Original Graphic Novel Coming Later This Year!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—March 21st, 2016 — It’s a story so HUGE, we needed an entire Original Graphic Novel to tell it! Yes she’s unbeatable. Yes she talks to squirrels. But this Fall, she becomes something entirely new – the star of her very own OGN! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL BEATS UP THE MARVEL UNIVERSE! OGN – coming at you from the award winning team behind the monthly Unbeatable Squirrel Girl series – Ryan North and Erica Henderson!

 

She’s beaten Thanos. She’s bested Galactus. She’s thwarted Doctor Doom (twice, but who’s counting?). But in this all-new graphic novel, she’ll take on her most dangerous, most powerful and most unbeatable enemy yet: HERSELF! Specifically, an evil duplicate created through all manner of mad science (computer and regular type). So what happens when two Unbeatable Squirrel Girl’s clash? You’ll have to wait to find out, but believe us – it’s going to be NUTS!

 

Spinning out of the hit series everyone is talking about, THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL BEATS UP THE MARVEL UNIVERSE! OGN is perfect for new readers, but also set within continuity for die-hard fans. Presented in an hardcover format, Doreen Green’s first Original Graphic Novel marks another stellar entry into Marvel’s growing OGN line including Avengers: Rage of Ultron, Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business and the upcoming Deadpool: Bad Blood.

 

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL BEATS UP THE MARVEL UNIVERSE! will be available this October in book stores, comic shops and digitally via the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop

 

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL BEATS UP THE MARVEL UNIVERSE! OGN
Written by RYAN NORTH

Art & Cover by ERICA HENDERSON

On Sale in October!

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About the Author:

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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