Marvel Comics News Digest 4/25 – 4/29/16

This week in Marvel news has a look at an upcoming storyline with some teaser images.  Mosaic is going to do something to the Marvel Universe, and teaser images show a bit of the puzzle picture.  Then, Haunted Mansion brings forth a second printing.  Civil War has a #0 issue.  Nighthawk is coming soon.  And Steve Rogers is back as Captain America.  Check it all out below!

A Piece of the Puzzle with Mosaic

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HAUNTED MANSION #2 Scares Up a Second Printing This May!
Newest Disney Kingdoms Series Returns For Another Printing!

New York, NY—April 27th, 2016 — The world famous attraction returns to haunt comic shops once more! Marvel is pleased to announce that HAUNTED MANSION #2 has sold out at the distributor level (though copies may still be available at retail) and will immediately return for a second printing! The newest series in the Disney Kingdoms line brings the 999 happy haunts of the Haunted Mansion to (after)life like never before. Rising star creators Joshua Williamson and Jorge Coelho throw open the doors of the mansion and take you, dear reader, on a spine-tingling tour you won’t want to miss. Don’t believe us? The critics are already dying for this comic!

“Williamson, Coelho and Beaulieu really pulled out all the stops to create a horror comic that could appeal to all ages while capturing the wonder and awe of the attraction itself.” – Multiversity Comics

“The moment I reached the end of the story, I just wanted to know more and can’t wait for the next issue.”

“Visually interesting and tons of fun, HAUNTED MANSION is a spookily good time.” – ComicsVerse

Don’t miss your chance to see what has everyone talking and why THE HAUNTED MANSION is perfect for Marvel and Disney fans alike. Now is the time to jump on board and snag a copy when HAUNTED MANSION #2 returns to comic shops this May!


Plus – don’t miss out on an exclusive Disney Parks variant covers to Haunted Mansion #1 and Haunted Mansion #2 – available at Disneyland’s Pieces of Eight and Memento Mori in Walt Disney World!



Cover by E.M. GIST

FOC – 05/02/16, On-Sale – 05/25/16

Haunted_Mansion_2_Cover Haunted_Mansion_2_Disney_Parks_Exclusive_Variant

CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #1 Returns to Action this May!

New York, NY—April 29th, 2016 — The original Sentinel of Liberty returns! Recently restored to his super-powered self, Steve Rogers makes his triumphant return to the red, white and blue this May in the all-new CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #1! Hot off the blockbuster Avengers: Standoff crossover, creators Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz bring Steve back into the field with a new mission, a new costume, a new shield and wall-to-wall action!  

“The country is as divided as it’s ever been, and Steve is one of a kind,” says Nick Spencer, in an interview with “He’s a unifying figure, someone we can all look up to, [and] someone we can all put our faith in. It’s no secret the Marvel Universe is about to enter a period of serious conflict with Civil War II looming on the horizon, and as such, it feels like the perfect moment to bring Steve back into fighting shape.”

He may be back but the celebration will be short lived. Steve isn’t the only one who’s returned stronger than ever. Hydra has re-emerged. Led by his greatest foe, the Red Skull, Hydra has begun to worm its way into every corner of the Marvel Universe. Anyone can be a threat. Trust no one. Even a restored Captain America may not be enough to stop the far reaching tentacles of Hydra.

With a rallying cry of “Avengers Assemble”, the Sentinel of Liberty charges headlong into the fight once more. But will his first day back on the job be his last? Find out when CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #1 explodes into comic shops and digital devices this May!

Plus – don’t miss an exciting prologue to this monumental first issue, coming exclusively to comic shops on Free Comic Book Day. Head to your local retailer on May 7th to get your hands on FCBD Captain America #1!


Art & Cover by JESUS SAIZ

Variant Covers by STEVE EPITING (MAR160722) and SKOTTIE YOUNG (MAR160724)

and JIM STERANKO (JAN168400)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (MAR160723)
Hip-Hop Variant by JEFFREY VEREGGE (

Age of Apocalypse Variant Cover by PAUL RENAUD (MAR160725)
Captain America 75
th Anniversary Variant by GREG HILDEBRANT (MAR160727)

FOC – 05/02/16, On-Sale – 05/25/16

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The Battle Begins – Your First Look at CIVIL WAR II #0!

New York, NY—April 25th, 2016 — The opening salvos of the war that will fracture the Marvel Universe will be fired here! Today Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside CIVIL WAR II #0 – coming to comic shops and digital devices this May! From the blockbuster creative team that brought you House of M and Siege – Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel bring you the blistering first chapter of the comic event of the year. His name is Ulysses – a new Inhuman with the ability to profile the future. His emergence sends shockwaves through the Marvel Universe. Will they use his power to alter the future and control their destinies? Or will they reject it – and allow tomorrow to unfold without interference. Be there as the table is set for the comic book fans will be talking about for years to come in CIVIL WAR II #0 – coming this May!

Plus – head to your local comic shop on Free Comic Book Day for an exciting prologue to Civil War II by Brian Michael Bendis & Jim Cheung. Then, pick up CIVIL WAR II #1 by Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez and Justin Ponsor – on sale June 1st!


For more information on CIVIL WAR II, visit, and join in on the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #CivilWar2!


CIVIL WAR II #0 (MAR160746)


Variant Covers by ESAD RIBIC (
MAR160747) and


Connecting Variant A by KIM JUNG GI (MAR160748)
Character Variant by PHIL NOTO (
FOC – 04/25/16, On-Sale – 05/18/16

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Meaner. Nastier. Deadlier. Your New Look at NIGHTHAWK #1!

New York, NY—April 26th, 2016 — Straight from the pages of Squadron Supreme comes the most brutal super hero in the Marvel Universe in a hard-hitting new ongoing series! Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside NIGHTHAWK #1 – the new ongoing series from fan-favorite creators David Walker (Power Man And Iron Fist) and Ramon Villalobos (E is for Extinction). He is Chicago’s lethal vigilante – dispensing swift and vicious justice to those who truly deserve it. But when the city’s shadiest power brokers begin turning up dead – each murdered more gruesomely than the last – Nighthawk must ask himself the hard questions. Does this killer deserve to be caught? What does he want? More importantly, what does the killer have to do with Nighthawk? To answer those questions – Nighthawk might have to look in the mirror first. The mystery begins here! Don’t miss one minute of the bone-crunching action when NIGHTHAWK #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices this May!    

NIGHTHAWK #1 (MAR160741)



Variant Covers by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE (MAR160742)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (
Hip Hop Variant by BILL SIENKIEWICZ (


FOC – 05/02/16, On-Sale – 05/25/16

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New York, NY – April 26th, 2016 – Marvel is expanding the ways its younger fans can dive into the Marvel Universe with its all-new and kid-friendly AVENGERS RECRUITS poster activity, all part of the expanded  Beginning now, younger Marvel fans who visit can be placed at the helm of S.H.I.E.L.D. and assemble their very own elite squad of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. 


Visitors to AVENGERS RECRUITS on will be able to assemble their team and create their very own Avengers poster by:

Selecting from a roster of Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and more

Placing their team against a variety of backgrounds, accompanied with a number of design elements, icons, and logos

Naming their team with our Team Name generator

Saving their poster and “sharing” their poster with friends

Additionally, each week AVENGERS RECRUITS will feature exciting new activities where participating fans can earn new “Unlockables,” including brand-new backgrounds and design elements.


“With AVENGERS RECRUITS, kids have the power to build and even name their personalized team of Avengers,” said Kristin Vincent, VP of Digital Products. “In addition to playing the many games on, kids can now create multiple posters of their favorite heroes to share with their friends.” will be continually expanding with new Avengers, Spider-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy games, comics, and videos created for Marvel fans of all-ages.


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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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