Marvel Comics News Digest 11/7 – 11/11/16 Featuring Marvel TL;DR & Star Wars’ Dr. Aphra

INTRODUCING “MARVEL TL;DR” 

New weekly animated video series breaks down and summarizes

some of Marvel’s most popular stories

                                                                                                              

New York, NY—November 11, 2016— Beginning today, Marvel will present fans an all-new weekly online video series devoted to offering fans quick downloads of some of Marvel’s greatest titles, events, and stories. MARVEL TL;DR is for the fan who hasn’t gotten the chance to dive into some of Marvel’s most epic collections, but is looking to remain current and up-to-date with the Marvel Universe. 

 

Originally conceptualized by former Marvel intern, and current MARVEL TL;DR Writer/Director, Noah Sterling, each week Noah offers up an easily digestible summation of Marvel’s best tales.

 

MARVEL TL;DR has been a long-time passion project that I started over a year ago as an intern at Marvel,” said Sterling. “Marvel stories and characters have always been a tremendous part of my life that has inspired my career as an artist and filmmaker. During my internship, I produced a short animated fan-video that provided a comedic explanation of the Infinity Gauntlet. This short caught the eye of Marvel’s Digital Media Group and they worked with me to develop this concept into a fully-realized web-series. Each episode is a love-letter to my favorite stories, and finally sharing it with millions of Marvel fans is a dream come true. My hope is that the series will introduce fans to new stories, and provide a jumping-off point for them to explore the vast Marvel catalog.”

 

Today, MARVEL TL;DR kicks-off with a summary of Marvel Comics’ Planet Hulk.

 

What the first episode of MARVEL TL;DR now!


Currently planned for 10 weekly episodes released every Friday, MARVEL TL;DR will recap Marvel Comics’ Civil War, Doctor Strange: The Oath, The Winter Soldier,  Thor: Ragnarok, and more! So tune every week as MARVEL TL;DR speeds you through some of the biggest stories and events from the Marvel Universe faster than Quicksilver, Speed, and Whizzer racing around the globe.

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STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 Brings the Hit Character to Comic Shops in December!

 

New York, NY—November 8th, 2016 — Because you demanded it! Following the blockbuster finale of Darth Vader #25, the fan-favorite character begins a new journey in STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 – the new ongoing series launching December 7th! From blockbuster creators Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader) and Kev Walker (Marvel Zombies) comes Marvel’s first ongoing Star Wars series starring an original character created in the comics! Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, he’ll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it’s time for a return to what she does best. With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she’s off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim and everywhere in between. Aphra’s got debts to pay after all. Just as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, some Bounty Hunters and just about everyone else in the galaxy!  

 

This December, the Star Wars galaxy expands into thrilling new directions as Doctor Aphra makes her explosive solo debut. It’s high adventure in deep space when STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on December 7th!

 

For more information, visit StarWars.com for an interview with writer Kieron Gillen.

 

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 (OCT160975)
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art by KEV WALKER
Cover by KAMOME SHIRAHAMA

Variant Covers by ELSA CHARRETIER (OCT160977) and JAMIE MCKELVIE (OCT160976)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (
OCT160980)
Story Thus Far Variant by SALVADOR LARROCA (
OCT160979)

Droids Variant by ROD REIS (OCT160978)

Blank Variant Also Available (OCT160981)

FOC – 11/14/16, On-Sale – 12/7/16

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A Shocking Revelation in THE CLONE CONSPIRACY #3 – Your First Look!

 

You won’t believe your eyes, True Believers!

 

THE CLONE CONSPIRACY #3 (of 5) (OCT160843)

Written by DAN SLOTT

Art by JIM CHEUNG

Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY (OCT160844)

Connecting Variant by ALEXANDER LOZANO (OCT160845)

XCI Variant by WILL SLINEY (OCT160846)

FOC – 11/14/16, On-Sale – 12/7/16

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Unleash…the GWENSTERS!

New York, NY—November 10th, 2016 — And now for something completely different! As skyscraper-sized Gwen Stacys rampage across the Marvel Universe – who will save us?! Today, Marvel is pleased to unleash the Gwensters with eight new GWENSTERS UNLEASHED variants. Yes – seriously! Celebrating the release of the highly anticipated Monsters Unleashed series, look for these exciting variants coming to the Monsters Unleashed tie-in one-shots throughout January, February and March!

 

Marvel at the might of the terrible GOOGWEN! Cower in fear under the awesome terror that is GWENSTEROSO! Never before has there been a menace such as GWENGO the unconquerable! Look for these GWENSTERS UNLEASHED VARIANTS coming to these books in the month of February:

 

1.       Doctor Strange #1.MU Gwensters Unleashed Variant by Brian Kesinger

2.       Champions #1.MU Gwensters Unleashed Variant by Dave Johnson

3.       Uncanny Inhumans #1.MU Gwensters Unleashed Variant by Gustavo Duarte

4.       All-New X-Men #1.MU Gwensters Unleashed Variant by Richard Isanove

 

But that’s not all! Be on the lookout for more Gwensters Unleashed variants coming to January’s Spider-Man/Deadpool #1.MU, Avengers #1.MU and future .MU one-shots in the month of March!

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DOCTOR STRANGE/PUNISHER: MAGIC BULLETS #1 Unites Two Unlikely Heroes!

 

New York, NY—November 9th, 2016 — The team-up to end all team-ups is here! That’s right True Believers, the Mater of the Mystic Arts and the One Man War on Crime collide this December – with combustible results! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at DOCTOR STRANGE/PUNISHER: MAGIC BULLETS #1 – the new four issue limited series coming to comic shops everywhere on December 7th! From creators John Barber, Andrea Broccardo and Jason Muhr – there are new players in the organized crime game, and they’re turning to magic to get the upper hand. Frank Castle is a bit out of his league so he’s calling in a little help from the Sorcerer Supreme himself! Is it time for the Punisher to use a little magic? Or is it time for Doctor Strange to adapt to Frank Castle’s lethal way of thinking? Be there as the Marvel Universe’s newest odd couple embarks on a new adventure in DOCTOR STRANGE/PUNISHER: MAGIC BULLETS #1 – coming to comic shops everywhere on December 7th!

 

DOCTOR STRANGE/PUNISHER: MAGIC BULLETS #1 (of 4) (OCT160923)

Written by JOHN BARBER

Art by ANDREA BROCCARDO & JASON MUHR

Cover by MICHAEL WALSH

Variant Cover by ALEX MALEEV (OCT160924)

FOC – 11/14/16, On-Sale – 12/7/16

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An Avenging Archer Rises – Your First Look at HAWKEYE #1!

 

New York, NY—November 11th, 2016 — This December, the City of Angels has a new guardian angel. Load your quivers and nock your arrows, True Believer because there’s a new archer in town when the all-new HAWKEYE #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere! Kate Bishop is flying solo in a brand new series courtesy of rising comic stars Kelly Thompson (A-Force) and Leonardo Romero (Doctor Strange). Kate’s back on the west coast with nothing but her bow, some arrows and her P.I. badge in tow. There’s crime to fight and she’s the best archer to handle it! It’s Kate Bishop like you’ve never seen her before – in a can’t-miss new series that really hits the mark! Be there when HAWKEYE #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on December 14th!  

 

HAWKEYE #1 (OCT160797)

Written by KELLY THOMPSON

Art by LEONARDO ROMERO

Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO

Variant Covers by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (OCT160799)

And DAVID AJA (OCT160798)

Design Variant by LEONARDO ROMERO (OCT160800)

Hip-Hop Variant by MARCO RUDY (OCT160801)

ICX Variant by MIKE MCKONE (OCT160802)

Blank Cover Also Available (OCT160803)

FOC – 11/14/16, On-Sale – 12/14/16

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GROUNDED! Your First Look at GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #15!

 

New York, NY—November 9th, 2016 — This December, the galaxy’s greatest adventurers are stuck…on Earth. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #15 – the first chapter of “GROUNDED” and the kickoff to Brian Michael Bendis & Valerio Schiti’s epic final arc! And the Guardians of the Galaxy’s ship isn’t the only thing that’s been destroyed. Their ranks shattered by the events of Civil War II, the Guardians will go their separate ways. Now, the ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Thing returns to the city he once called home. Only, a lot has changed since his time in space. Meanwhile the rest of the Guardians are faced with the hard task of finding a way off this mudball for good! Be there when “GROUNDED” kicks off in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #15 – coming to comic shops and digital devices on December 7th!

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #15 (OCT160817)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by VALERIO SCHITI

Cover by ART ADAMS

Variant Cover by MAHMUD ASRAR (OCT160820)

Story Thus Far Variant by CHRISTIAN WARD (OCT160818)

ICX Variant by CHRIS STEVENS (OCT160819)

Best Bendis Moments Variant by JAVIER GARRON (OCT160823)

Animation Variant Also Available (OCT160821)

Video Game Variant Also Available (OCT160822)

FOC – 11/14/16, On-Sale – 12/7/16

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NOVA #1 Brings You The Return of a Long Lost Hero!
Witness the Return of Richard Rider!

New York, NY—November 7th, 2016 — This December, buckle up because a double dose of Human Rocket is coming to Marvel NOW! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside NOVA #1 – the highly anticipated new ongoing series from creators Jeff Loveness (Groot) and Ramon Perez (All-New Hawkeye). For years, he stood as one of Earth’s greatest heroes. He fought alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Avengers, stopped the Annihilation Wave from eradicating all life in the galaxy, among other great deeds. In the end, he sacrificed his life to save everyone. But now, Richard Rider has returned from the brink, unsure of his place in a universe that has moved on without him. In his absence, a new Nova has stepped up to fill the void he left behind. Can Sam Alexander remind Rich what it means to be the Human Rocket? You better believe it! Sam just has to finish his homework first. Strap in True Believer, this is NOVA like you’ve never seen it before! Be there for liftoff when NOVA #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on December 7th!

 

NOVA #1 (OCT160811)

Written by JEFF LOVENESS & RAMON PEREZ

Art & Cover by RAMON PEREZ

Teaser Variant by FRANCESCO MATTINA (OCT160812)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (OCT160813)

ICX Variant by KHOI PHAM (OCT160815)

Hip-Hop Variant by CHRISTIAN WARD (OCT160814)

FOC – 11/14/16, On-Sale – 12/07/16

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Kingpin, Bullseye & Elektra are RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL This February!

New Titles, New Story Arcs, Epic Street Level Action

New York, NY—November 11th, 2016 — Marvel is pleased to announce Running With the Devil beginning this February! A brand new initiative, Running With the Devil spotlights a brand-new story arc beginning in the pages of Daredevil as well as the launch of three major titles for his closest friends…and deadliest foes!

 

It all starts in DAREDEVIL #17, as secrets will be revealed! Blockbuster creators Charles Soule and Ron Garney team to answer the question on everyone’s mind –  just how did Matt Murdock regain his secret identity?! Then prepare to delve into the mind of two vile villains in KINGPIN #1 from Matthew Rosenberg (Rocket Raccoon, Civil War II: Kingpin) & Ben Torres (Daredevil) and BULLSEYE #1 from Ed Brisson (Secret Wars Battleworld) and Guillermo Sanna (Deadpool).  Finally, Sin City is about to get a new player in ELEKTRA #1 – from writer Matt Owens (Marvel’s Luke Cage) and artist Alec Morgan (Secret Wars Journal)! How long can Elektra escape her past when she runs afoul of Arcade and his new Murderworld?!

 

Visit Marvel.com For Exciting Creator Interviews on These Upcoming Titles

 

“Fans are going to love what we have in store for our street level superstars in 2017,” says Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “We’re taking Daredevil and some of the characters in his orbit, sending them off in different directions for some brand-new stories from rising stars in the comics industry. How long before they all collide? Knowing Matt Murdock – not long. There’s some big things happening in this corner of the Marvel Universe, and these four titles are just the beginning.”

 

The table is set and the pieces are on the board. As Elektra, Kingpin and Bullseye set off on their own paths, how long before all three come crashing back in to Matt Murdock’s life? This February, take a walk on the dark side when you’re Running With the Devil! For more information on Running With The Devil, visit Marvel.com

 

DAREDEVIL #17

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art & Cover by RON GARNEY

On Sale This February!

 

KINGPIN #1

Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG

Art by BEN TORRES

Cover by JEFF DEKAL

Connecting Variant by MARCO CHECCHETTO

On Sale This February!

BULLSEYE #1

Written by ED BRISSON

Art by GUILLERMO SANNA

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Connecting Variant by MARCO CHECCHETTO

On Sale This February!

 

ELEKTRA #1

Written by MATT OWENS

Art by ALEC MORGAN

Cover by ELIZABETH TORQUE

Connecting Variant by MARCO CHECCHETTO

On Sale This February!

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MONSTERS UNLEASHED Lets Loose Four New Tie-Ins!

Four New Oversized One-Shots For February!

New York, NY—November 8th, 2016 — As skyscraper-sized behemoths rampage across the Marvel Universe – it’s all hands on deck as heroes from across the globe mobilize to combat endless monster hordes! Cullen Bunn and five superstar artists are poised to bring you a blockbuster epic that has to be seen to be believed beginning in MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1. With action so big, it’s spilling out into the rest of the Marvel Universe! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce the next four Monsters Unleashed tie-in one-shots for the month of February – DOCTOR STRANGE #1.MU, CHAMPIONS #1.MU, UNCANNY INHUMANS #1.MU and ALL-NEW X-MEN #1.MU!

 

First up, it’s massive monster mayhem in DOCTOR STRANGE #1.MU. The good doctor would have a hard time taking down these monsters at peak strength – how do you think he’ll do now that his magic has been diminished? Next, Marvel’s newest teen team supreme goes head-to-head with giant monsters in CHAMPIONS #1.MU. As they crash headlong into their first big conflict, will they find they’re in over their heads? Then, she’s the best there is at what she does – but what she does ISN’T fighting giant monsters. As the X-Men head to New Orleans in ALL-NEW X-MEN #1.MU, what they uncover deep in the bayou could help turn the tide before it’s too late! Finally, Crystal and her crew head to Italy for an epic throw down in UNCANNY INHUMANS #1.MU. They’ll have a hard enough time shutting down one monster, but when two make landfall in Rome – Crystal and her crew of Inhumans will have to dig deep if they want to save the city and everyone in it!

 

These four blockbuster titles join January’s Spider-Man/Deadpool #1.MU and Avengers #1.MU! Something big is coming to the Marvel Universe, True Believers. You won’t want to miss a moment of the monster madness when DOCTOR STRANGE #1.MU, CHAMPIONS #1.MU, UNCANNY INHUMANS #1.MU and ALL-NEW X-MEN #1.MU come to comic shops and digital devices everywhere throughout the month of February! Plus, look for the final .MU one-shots coming in March!

 

DOCTOR STRANGE #1.MU

Written by CHIP ZDARSKY

Art by JULIAN LOPEZ

Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY

40 pgs. – On Sale in February!

 

CHAMPIONS #1.MU

Written by JEREMY WHITLEY

Art by RO STEIN & TED BRANDT

Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

40 pgs. – On Sale in February!

 

UNCANNY INHUMANS #1.MU

Written by PAUL ALLOR

Art by BRIAN LEVEL

Cover by MICHAEL WALSH

40 pgs. – On Sale in February!

 

ALL-NEW X-MEN #1.MU

Written by JEREMY WHITLEY

Art by CARLO BARBERI

Cover by ADAM KUBERT

40 pgs. – On Sale in February!

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Exclusive AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1 Variant Covers Bring Webslinging Action to Your Local Comic Book Store!

New York, NY—November 7th, 2016 — On November 9th, the Parker family are webslinging and wallcrawling their way into comic shops in the highly anticipated AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1! An all-new ongoing series launching as part of Marvel NOW!, legendary Spidey writer Gerry Conway returns to pen the adventures of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Plus, he’s bringing superstar artist Ryan Stegman along for the ride!

To celebrate the release of this red-hot first issue, Marvel has partnered with valued retailers across the globe to produce unique variant covers to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1! Participating retailers have the opportunity to work with an artist to design and illustrate a cover all their own, available exclusively through their stores!

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Want to know more? Fans are encouraged to check with their local comic book retailers for more information about availability for these exclusive, can’t-miss variant covers. Being Spider-Man is about to become a family affair. Don’t miss the launch of the highly anticipated AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1 – available November 9th!

Retailers: Interested in an exclusive cover of your own? For variant cover opportunities on upcoming Marvel titles, send inquiries to Daniel Petraglia at [email protected]

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #1

Written by GERRY CONWAY

Art & Cover by RYAN STEGMAN

On Sale November 9th!

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