Marvel Comics News 4/4 – 4/8/16

Among previews and announcements for several new series, like Punisher and the return of Kingpin, there is the big announcement of how Spider-Man’s Dead No More story will go.  In other news, Thunderbolts and Scarlet have some previews too.  Take a look!

The Amazing Spider-Man’s Loved Ones
Are DEAD NO MORE This Fall!
Dan Slott & Jim Cheung Unite for Epic Amazing Spider-Man Story!

New York, NY—April 3rd, 2016 — The world’s greatest super hero faces his biggest challenge yet this Fall! Amidst a gauntlet of his greatest foes, a mysterious new villain and the return of loved ones lost – Peter Parker plunges headlong into DEAD NO MORE! A blockbuster new storyline kicking off in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19 – A-List creators Dan Slott and Jim Cheung bring you THE Spidey story of 2016!

From the writer who brought you wallcrawling, webslinging epics such as Spider-Verse, Superior Spider-Man, Spider Island and more comes the next defining moment in the life of the Amazing Spider-Man! The mysterious man in the red suit has an offer for some of Spidey’s greatest rogues – obey him, and your loved ones live. Fail him, and lose them FOREVER! With the Rhino, the Lizard, Electro and even Doctor Octopus at his side, things are looking bleak. But who else from Peter’s past has reappeared?!

The mystery is just getting started but fans won’t have to wait too long! Don’t miss your first taste of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: DEAD NO MORE as Dan Slott and Javier Garron bring you a prologue on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY – May 7th! And don’t miss the fireworks when the storyline kicks off in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19 this fall!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19

Written by DAN SLOTT

Art by JIM CHEUNG

Covers by ALEX ROSS

Connecting Variants by ALEXANDER LOZANO

Coming this Fall!

Amazing_Spider-Man_Dead_No_More_by_Alexander_Lozano

The Return of the King – CIVIL WAR II: KINGPIN #1 Coming This July!

New York, NY—April 4th 2016 – When hero fights hero – where does that leave the villains?  As Civil War II engulfs the Marvel Universe, criminal mastermind Wilson Fisk makes his big move! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce CIVIL WAR II: KINGPIN #1 – an all-new Civil War II series launching this July. Rising comic stars Matthew Rosenberg (We Can Never Go Home) and Ricardo Lopez Ortiz (Wolf) bring you a gritty street-level view of the epic upcoming event!

A new Inhuman with the ability to predict the future has helped the heroes of the Marvel Universe stop crime before it even happens. But amid this crackdown on the villains, one man has found a way to thrive. Wilson Fisk has a secret, and its helped him stay a step ahead of the good guys and keep his criminal enterprise running like clockwork. But how? What is his secret?!

“Wilson Fisk is an opportunist, first and foremost,” says Rosenberg in an interview with Marvel.com. “Under his selfish motives, his brutal exterior, or even the façade he puts up as a pillar of his community, he is a man who sees ways to benefit himself and he takes them.“

“The new Civil War will provide him a unique opportunity. He is a Civil War profiteer.”

What secret is Fisk keeping that’s kept his house of cards from tumbling down? More importantly – what will happen when that secret gets out? Don’t miss CIVIL WAR II: KINGPIN #1 when it comes to comic shops and digital devices this July!

CIVIL WAR II: KINGPIN #1 (of 4)

Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG

Art by RICARDO LOPEZ ORTIZ
Cover by AARON KUDER

Variant Cover by ESAD RIBIC

On Sale in July!

Civil_War_II_Kingpin_1_Cover Civil_War_II_Kingpin_1_Ribic_Variant

Locked and Loaded – Your New Look at THE PUNISHER #1!

New York, NY—April 6th, 2016 — The one man war on crime is reforged, reloaded and reenergized this April! Frank Castle is back to wreak havoc on the underworld of the Marvel Universe once more in THE PUNISHER #1! Rising star writer Becky Cloonan (Gotham Academy) teams with legendary Punisher artist Steve Dillon for a new take and a new beginning for Frank – and a violent ending for all those standing in his way!

A by-the-numbers drug bust is about to take Frank Castle by surprise – and he HATES surprises. There’s a new drug hitting the streets. One that has the ability to create unstable super soldiers. As the threads begin to pull loose, the man behind the drug’s startling connection to The Punisher is revealed. An old associate from Frank’s military days has resurfaced. But as he follows the trail of drugs and bodies deeper and deeper into the Northeast’s heart of darkness – has Frank Castle truly met his match?

Mobsters, villains and drug runners beware – Frank Castle is back…and he’s coming for you. Be there for the new beginning as Cloonan and Dillon take Frank Castle out of his comfort zone and to the edge of the world he thought he knew in THE PUNISHER #1!

THE PUNISHER #1 (MAR160728)

Written by BECKY CLOONAN

Art by STEVE DILLON
Cover by DECLAN SHALVEY

Variant Covers by ALEX MALEEV (MAR160731)
SKOTTIE YOUNG (
MAR160732), JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (MAR160730)

Hip-Hop Variant by TIM BRADSTREET (MAR160729)

Age of Apocalypse Variant by CHRIS STEVENS (MAR160733)

Black Panther 50th Anniversary Variant by PHIL NOTO (MAR160734)

Captain America 75th Anniversary Variant by JOHN CASSADAY (MAR160735)
FOC – 04/11/16, On-Sale – 05/04/15

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Lightning Strikes Again – Your New Look at THUNDERBOLTS #1!

New York, NY—April 7th, 2016 — Spinning out of the blockbuster Avengers: Standoff! crossover comes an all-new team of Thunderbolts! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your look inside THUNDERBOLTS #1 – the high-octane new series launching this May! Creators Jim Zub and Jon Malin take the Winter Soldier on a quest to assemble the original Thunderbolts – Moonstone, the Fixer, MACH-V, Atlas and a mysterious new character for a dangerous new mission. A mission that will put them at the forefront and in the crosshairs of the rest of the Marvel Universe!

“Doing the right thing is different than being good,” says writer Jim Zub in an interview 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 is prepared for. The difficult choices no one else can make. The Thunderbolts stand ready to answer the call. Don’t miss their first appearance in Avengers: Standoff and follow their adventures this May when THUNDERBOLTS #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices!  

THUNDERBOLTS #1 (MAR160736)

Written by JIM ZUB

Art & Cover by JON MALIN
Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY (
MAR160737)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (MAR160738)

Age of Apocalypse Variant by CHRIS STEVENS (MAR160739)

Hip-Hop Variant by TONY PIPER (MAR160740)
FOC – 04/11/16, On-Sale – 05/04/15

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The Hit Series Returns! Your First Look at SCARLET #8!

New York, NY—April 8th, 2016 — The wait is over and Scarlet Rue is back in business! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your look inside SCARLET #8 – the smash-hit Marvel/ICON series returning this May! Scarlet Rue returns to rebel against a corrupt society once more! Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, the Eisner Award-winning team that brought you Daredevil and now International Iron Man bring you the long awaited next chapter in their smash hit creator owned series!

She’s ready to take her one-woman American Revolution to the next level.  It’s time to put a stop to the corruption that’s strangling her city. With the entire country is watching, she’s about to make her boldest move yet. Taking City Hall hostage! But how will the public react to her demands?

“Every day fans have asked us for SCARLET’s return and I wanted to make sure we had the rest of this chapter done and ready to go,” says series writer Brian Michael Bendis. “So not only is issue #8 headed your way but issues #9 and #10 are also done, fully painted, and following in a bi-weekly shipping schedule.”

Created in 2004, Marvel’s ICON imprint is designed specifically for top-tier creators to tell their bold, creator-owned stories featuring their own characters and creations. Producing critically acclaimed hits such as Scarlet, Powers, Kick-Ass and many more, Marvel’s ICON imprint has solidified itself as the place to be for exciting stories from A-list creators.

Catch up on past issues of SCARLET, available now digitally, before it’s exciting return. Don’t miss out on the series that will have everyone talking once more when SCARLET #8 comes to comic shops and digital devices this May!  

SCARLET #8 (MAR130712)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art & Cover by ALEX MALEEV
FOC – 04/11/16, On-Sale – 05/04/15

 

SCARLET #9 (MAY130705)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art & Cover by ALEX MALEEV

FOC – 04/25/16, On-Sale – 05/18/16

 

SCARLET #10 (APR161063)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art & Cover by ALEX MALEEV

FOC – 05/23/16, On-Sale – 06/15/16

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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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