Marvel Comics News 3/28 – 4/1/16

This week for Marvel news has a lot of teasers for Spider-Man’s upcoming “Dead No More” storyline.  A lot of speculation through these images.  Then it’s a couple of items from Civil War 2.  From there it’s the finale of Avengers Standoff which will bring about Steve Rogers coming back.  Last bits contain Squadron Supreme and Daredevil who will have Elektra come back into the fold.

DEAD NO MORE

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CIVIL WAR II Launch Parties Bring the Battle to Your Local Comic Shop!

Choose Your Side This June!

 

New York, NY—March 28th, 2016 — Do you stand with Captain Marvel or do you stand with Iron Man? Make your choice when the biggest comic of the year explodes into comic shops on June 1st! That’s right, we’re kicking off the Summer with the biggest comic event of the year and we’re making sure your local comic shop is armed and ready for Civil War II to engulf the Marvel Universe! Not only is your local retailer the place to be on June 1st to get your hands on CIVIL WAR II #1, but fans will also be able to receive special items exclusive to these parties at participating retail stores.

 

To ensure the launch of CIVIL WAR II is the biggest sales success of 2016, each retailer opting in to the event will receive a Civil War II Party Kit, containing exclusive promotional materials. Check your Marvel Mailer for more information on how to opt-in by 04/18 to ensure your store has access to these items and exclusives.

 

“War may be brewing in the Marvel Universe, but the party is at your local comic shop,” says Marvel SVP, Sales & Marketing, David Gabriel. “CIVIL WAR II escalates the conflict of its predecessor to new heights, and we’re backing retailers with huge incentives, promotional materials, limited edition variants and more. We’re committed to making sure anyone and everyone is buzzing about this event and that starts with making sure our retail partners are armed and ready to make CIVIL WAR II their biggest title of the year.”

 

All qualifying retailers will receive the following as part of the Civil War II Party Kit:

 

Civil War II Invitational Postcards

Civil War II Build Your Own Captain Marvel Piece 1 (of 6)

Civil War II Michael Cho Lithographs

Civil War II Putri Gwenpool Party Sketch Variant

 

But that’s not all! Retailers who qualify will also be eligible to order the CIVIL WAR II #1 Gwenpool Party Variant. From artist Yasmine Putri, Gwenpool is about to get in on the Civil War, but she may have prepared for the wrong one. This one-of-a-kind variant only available at Civil War II launch parties should not be missed!

 

Retailers are encourages to check their Marvel Mailer or Diamond Daily for more information about Civil War II and Civil War II Launch Parties.

 

The battle lines are drawn, 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. Choose your side this June as the marquee comics event of the year begins in CIVIL WAR II #1!

 

CIVIL WAR II #1 (MAR160703)

CIVIL WAR II #1 LAUNCH PARTY OPT-IN (MAR160715)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by DAVID MARQUEZ

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

FOC – 04/18/16 On-Sale – 06/01/16

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FIGHT! Artist Kim Jung Gi Covers CIVIL WAR II With
Epic Black and White Connecting Variants! 

 

New York, NY—March 29th, 2016 — The heroes of the Marvel Universe collide this June – and today Marvel is pleased to present your first look at the epic connecting variant covers for each issue of CIVIL WAR II! Rendered by acclaimed artist Kim Jung Gi – Iron Man, Captain Marvel and the heroes that stand with them engage in all-out battle across these eight connecting black and white covers!

 

A internationally renowned artist based in South Korea, Kim Jung Gi has become an internet sensation thanks to his ability to visualize an entire drawing before putting pen to paper. Known for his lush black and white illustrations, Kim Jung Gi brings his incredible talents to the Marvel Universe for the first time as he brings to life one of Civil War II’s seismic battles!

 

Watch an exclusive behind the scenes video to see how this incredible piece was brought to life!

 

Beginning this May with Civil War II #0 and continuing across all 7 issues of the blockbuster event, no fan can afford to miss out on these eight exciting new variants!

 

 

CIVIL WAR II #0 (MAR160746)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art & Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

Connecting Variant A by KIM JUNG GI (MAR160748)

FOC – 4/18/16, On-Sale – 5/11/16

 

CIVIL WAR II #1 (MAR160703)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art by DAVID MARQUEZ

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Connecting Variant B by KIM JUNG GI (MAR160712)

FOC – 04/18/16, On Sale – 06/01/16

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The Explosive Finale! Your First Look at
AVENGERS STANDOFF: ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL OMEGA #1!

New York, NY—March 30th, 2016 — This is it! The moment you’ve been waiting for! Heroes from across the Marvel Universe converge on Pleasant Hill to face-off with an army of super villains! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside AVENGERS STANDOFF: ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL OMEGA #1 – the epic conclusion, brought to you by creators Nick Spencer and Daniel Acuna! S.H.I.E.L.D.’s clandestine secret prison Pleasant Hill lies in ruins. The villainous Baron Zemo and the super villain inmates of Pleasant Hill stand upon the verge of victory. Should S.H.I.E.L.D.’s reality-warping technology KOBIK fall into their hands, the Marvel Universe will bend to their will.

All that stands between them and total annihilation are a small band of Avengers. But who is that leading them? None other than the restored Steve Rogers! With the original Captain America at the helm, they just may stand a chance. And seeds sown here will set the stage for major things to come in the Marvel Universe! The return of Steve Rogers, the formation of the all-new Thunderbolts and more! The can’t-miss ending to Avengers: Standoff comes to comic shops and digital devices this April with AVENGERS STANDOFF: ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL OMEGA #1!

AVENGERS STANDOFF: ASSAULT
ON PLESANT HILL OMEGA #1 (FEB160815)
Written by NICK SPENCER
Art & Cover by DANIEL ACUNA
Variant Cover by JIM STERANKO (JAN168399)

Connecting Variant B by ART ADAMS (FEB160816)
Wraparound Variant by MIKE DEODATO (FEB160817)
FOC – 04/04/16, On-Sale – 04/27/15

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Elektra Strikes! Your First Look at DAREDEVIL #6!
All-New Story Arc “Elektric Connection” Starts Here!

New York, NY—April 1st, 2016 — Matt Murdock may have somehow managed to hide his identity from the rest of the world, but there are some pieces of his past he cannot escape. This April, the past comes back to haunt him in DAREDEVIL #6 – the exciting first chapter of the new storyline “Elektric Connection”! Writer Charles Soule and guest artist Matteo Buffagni bring the fury of an assassin scorned to the choked streets and smoky rooftops of Hell’s Kitchen. Elektra is back and she’s got a score to settle with the Man Without Fear! As these once lovers battle across the Big Apple, Daredevil may rue the day he ever crossed paths with Elektra. The fireworks begin this April as “Elektric Connection” kicks off in DAREDEVIL #6!

DAREDEVIL #6 (FEB160893)
Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art by MATTEO BUFFAGNI
Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ

Classic Variant by BOB MCLEOD (FEB160894)

Story Thus Far Variant by DAVID LOPEZ (FEB160895)

Civil War Variant by PASQUAL FERRY (FEB160896)
FOC – 04/04/16, On-Sale – 04/27/15

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“Through the Lens” Starts Here – Your First Look at
SQUADRON SUPREME #6!

New York, NY—March 31st, 2016 — You may not like their methods, but they get results! But this time – has the team who strikes first and asks questions later met their match? It all kicks off this April as Eisner Award winner James Robinson along with artists Leonard Kirk and Paolo Villanelli bring you SQUADRON SUPREME #6 – the exciting first chapter of “Through the Lens”! Things are about to get personal for Doctor Spectrum. With Namor out of the way she has her sights set on the next person who helped destroy her planet – Black Bolt! It’s about to get ugly. Plus – don’t miss the matchup of the century as the Squadron Supreme’s Nighthawk takes on the Nighthawk of the Marvel Universe! It all starts here as “Through the Lens” kicks off in SQUADRON SUPREME #6!

SQUADRON SUPREME #6 (FEB160818)

Written by JAMES ROBINSON

Art by LEONARD KIRK & PAOLO VILLANELLI
Cover by ALEX GARNER

Story Thus Far Variant by DENYS COWAN (FEB160820)

Variant Cover by RYAN SOOK (FEB160821)

Classic Variant by BUTCH GUICE (FEB160819)

FOC – 04/04/16, On-Sale – 04/27/15

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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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