Marvel Comics News Digest 8/15 – 8/19/16

This week had a few items of Marvel news.  New printings of the final issues of the Darth Vader comic series will be coming out soon.  Civil War II gets extended.  And new Cosplay Variant covers will be with some series coming soon.

Prepare For the Epic Finale With New Printings of DARTH VADER #20 – #23!

New York, NY—August 18th, 2016 — Before Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca’s epic series reaches its blockbuster conclusion, get caught up on the series everyone is talking about! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce that DARTH VADER #20 – #23 have all sold out at the distributor level and will all immediately head back to press!

Darth Vader has been pursuing his own agenda, but now it is time for the End of Games. As the threads begin to unravel, the Dark Lord of the Sith faces his greatest challenge yet. His deadly trials against Cylo! His machinations against the Emperor! His covert missions with Doctor Aphra and her murderous droids. All will be revealed in this explosive ending – now is the perfect time to jump on board. Don’t believe us? Here’s what the critics have to say”

“This is what you show people to get them to follow Star Wars comics. An excellent read…” – SciFiPulse

“…further proof that this series is a gold standard Star Wars comic.” – Multiversity Comics

Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca deliver some of their biggest and most epic moments yet” – IGN

Who lives? Who dies? Find out as it all comes crashing down later this year in the highly anticipated DARTH VADER #25. Plus, get caught up when these new printings come to comic shops this September!

DARTH VADER #20 (JUL168114)
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art by SALVADOR LARROCA
Cover by MARK BROOKS
FOC – 08/29/16, On-Sale – 09/21/16

DARTH VADER #21 (JUL168115)
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
FOC – 08/29/16, On-Sale – 09/21/16

DARTH VADER #22 (JUL168116)
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
FOC – 08/29/16, On-Sale – 09/21/16

DARTH VADER #23 (JUL168117)
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
FOC – 08/29/16, On-Sale – 09/21/16

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CIVIL WAR II #8!

The Battle Between Marvel’s Greatest Heroes Just Got Bigger!

                                                                                                                                                                           

New York, NY—August 16th, 2016 — It’s the story that has the world on the edge of its seat as heroes stand on opposite sides and fight to preserve the security of the future. And if you thought it couldn’t get bigger – you thought wrong! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce the expansion of the blockbuster Civil War II event with CIVIL WAR II #8 – coming to comic shops later this year!

 

Legendary creators Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez will extend their stay in the trenches of battle for one more unforgettable issue. Cracks are starting to immerge in the predictive visions of the new Inhuman, Ulysses, and the foundation where our heroes once stood is starting to fracture.

 

“First of all, the response from fans over Civil War II has been so heartwarming,” says Bendis. “Secondly, over the summer I thought of a different, hopefully better, way to tell our ending.  It’s not a different ending but a different way to tell it and I am so happy that Marvel gave us this chance to do our thing.  Some fans already know that a lot is going to change in the Marvel Universe post-Civil War II but we’ve kept some secrets secret and issue #8 is chock full of them.”

 

Will the heroes of the Marvel Universe wield the power of “predictive justice” to change the future or battle to protect tomorrow? The additional issue of Civil War II will bring the explosive event to its powerful conclusion, but with an Inhuman at the center of the conflict with the ability to see what’s to come, has the future already been foretold or can it be changed?

 

“As the events of Civil War II continued to unfold across the Marvel Universe we saw that the stakes kept rising,” says David Gabriel, Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing. “By providing retailers and fans an additional issue, Bendis and Marquez are given the added freedom to present a story that is going to bring the war to a cataclysmic ending with seismic changes to the Marvel Universe.”

 

Ideologies have been challenged, alliances have been tested, and battle lines have been drawn. What will be the end result as the final vision from Ulysses is revealed to the heroes of the Marvel Universe and which side will stand triumphant over the other? Join Marvel this fall as Iron Man and Captain Marvel gather their sides and come head-to-head for the epic confrontation in CIVIL WAR II #8!

 

CIVIL WAR II #8

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art by DAVID MARQUEZ

Cover by DAVID MARQUEZ

On sale this fall! 

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MARVEL COSPLAY VARIANTS Return With New Covers & New Characters!

                                                                                                                                   

New York, NY—August 18th, 2016 — Cosplay is taking over again this fall! Following last year’s wildly successful round of variant covers, Marvel is excited to bring an entirely new wave of MARVEL COSPLAY VARIANTS to select comics throughout September and October! Featuring new costumes, new cosplayers, and new characters – these mighty Marvel fans are brining your favorite super heroes to life across nearly 15 different titles!

 

“The response to our first set of Cosplay Variants was so incredible, we simply had to do a second wave,” says Axel Alonso, Marvel Editor-in-Chief. “And, of course, we were able to find a great crop of cosplayers with some truly fantastic costumes. We’re thrilled to shine a spotlight on an ever-growing community that continues to show love for us and our characters.”

 

Look for these exciting Marvel Cosplay Variants coming to these titles later this year:

 

  1. A-FORCE #9 COSPLAY VARIANT by Crystal Melton
  2. A-FORCE #10 COSPLAY VARIANT by Corrine Vitek
  3. BLACK PANTHER #7 COSPLAY VARIANT by ScorpKing Costuming
  4. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #12 COSPLAY VARIANT by Johnny Junkers
  5. MOCKINGBIRD #8 COSPLAY VARIANT by Lauren Matesic of Castle Corsetry
  6. PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT! #11 COSPLAY VARIANT by DJ Spider
  7. SCARLET WITCH #10 COSPLAY VARIANT by Yaya Han
  8. SILK #12 COSPLAY VARIANT by Rian Synnth
  9. SPIDER-MAN #8 COSPLAY VARIANT by Pierre Demery
  10. THE PUNISHER #6 COSPLAY VARIANT by Mike Powell
  11. THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #12 COSPLAY VARIANT by Riki ‘Riddle’ Lecotey
  12. THE UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL #6 COSPLAY VARIANT by Alana Waffles
  13. THUNDERBOLTS #5 COSPLAY VARIANT by Wesley Johnson
  14. THE ULTIMATES #11 COSPLAY VARIANT by Knobel Creations

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