Marvel Comics News Digest 1/16 – 1/20/17 Featuring Rogue One

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Comes to Marvel Comics This April!

Featuring Story Content Not Seen In The Feature Film!

New York, NY—January 17th, 2017 — The Rebellion comes to Marvel! This April, one of the biggest films of 2016 becomes one of the biggest comics of 2017 as ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere! Written by Jody Houser (Max Ride) with art by Emilio Laiso (Star Wars Annual), join the harrowing group of Rebels as they embark on a life or death mission to save the galaxy!

 

All appears lost in the fight against the tyrannical Galactic Empire. The Rebellion has discovered the existence of the Empire’s ultimate super-weapon. The Death Star. With the power to wipe planets from existence, the Death Star’s existence spells doom for those seeking freedom. All hope now lies in the hands of new heroes Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor. Their last ditch gambit to steal the Death Star plans are all that stands in the Empire’s way!

 

Plus – this 6-issue adaptation of the blockbuster film is set to feature story material not seen on the big screen!

 

“[Director] Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm had a number of ideas for moments that didn’t fit in the film that I’m working with,” says writer Jody Houser in an interview with Marvel.com. “There are also some amazing moments in the novelization I want to incorporate. So it’s really a mix of material from existing versions of the story, as well as new scenes.”

 

The film that took the world by storm jumps from the silver screen to the comic page! Straight from a galaxy far, far away to your local comic shop – don’t miss ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY ADAPTATION #1 – on sale this April!

 

ROGUE ONE: ADAPTATION #1

Written by JODY HOUSER

Art by EMILIO LAISO

Cover by PHIL NOTO

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

On Sale in April!

Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Free Comic Book Day Unleashes THE DEFENDERS & GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!

Details of Marvel’s Silver FCBD Title Revealed!

New York, NY—January 18th, 2017 — The biggest heroes, the biggest creators and the biggest stories are coming to FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2017! Today, Marvel is pleased to officially unveil the first of two, can’t-miss Free Comic Book Day offerings this year. Featuring two thrilling tales, ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY FCBD #1 is the place to be to catch a prelude to two of 2017’s biggest new comics!

 

“Each year, Free Comic Book Day is an amazing opportunity for publishers to showcase some of their incredible titles and stories,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “It’s an unparalleled opportunity to reach new fans and support our retail partners, so we’re thrilled to provide completely new content for this year’s offerings. These titles are the perfect opportunity for fans to jump into the Marvel Universe with both feet and we’re excited to unveil the contents of this year’s Silver title.”

 

First, blast off with Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon and Groot as they head for the stars and right into an all-new ongoing series! Creators Gerry Duggan, Aaron Kuder and Ive Svorcina bring you over-the-top action and out-of-this-world adventure as the stage is set for May’s highly anticipated ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1! As this unlikely band of misfits returns to outer space once more, nothing will prepare them for their first run in with the new Nova Corps!

 

Then, head back down to Earth and the mean streets of Hell’s Kitchen as the blockbuster creative team that brought you Civil War II, Invincible Iron Man and Ultimate Spider-Man bring you their next explosive epic in…THE DEFENDERS! Superstar creators Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez and Justin Ponsor unite Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist as they go head-to-head with the new criminal element in the Marvel Universe. What new player is running things in the underworld? Find out here with a 10-page tale that leads directly into THE DEFENDERS #1 this June!  

 

“Is there a better time to offer fans a sneak peek at the ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY series than the same weekend Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters?” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso.  “Fans looking for a clean entry into the comic book need look no further.  Plus, the creative team behind CIVIL WAR II are giving fans a sneak peek at the criminal mastermind that’s awaiting Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist when they explode out of the gate in THE DEFENDERS #1.”

 

This May, Free Comic Book Day stretches from the streets of Manhattan to the far reaches of deep space! No fan can afford to miss out on ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY FCBD #1 – available May 6th at participating comic shops everywhere! Plus, look for more information on Marvel’s Gold FCBD title to be revealed in the coming weeks!

 

ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY FCBD #1 (JAN170036)

Written by GERRY DUGGAN & BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art by AARON KUDER/IVE SVORCINA & DAVID MARQUEZ/JUSTIN PONSOR

Cover by AARON KUDER & IVE SVORCINA

Available May 6th!

MARVEL COMICS PROUDLY PRESENTS

“CAPTAIN MARVEL: ALIEN NATION”

FEATURING MUSIC FROM THE PRETTY RECKLESS

 

Revolutionary Marvel Spotlight Video Series Boldly Expands Exposure of Marvel’s Captain Marvel 

Paired with some of Today’s Top Female-led Musical Acts

                                                                                                              

New York, NY—January 18, 2017 — Marvel Comics is proud to present an unprecedented approach in introducing the world to Marvel Comics and the next great breakout Marvel Super Hero – Captain Marvel! Masterfully mixing animated comics with in-depth narration and commentary, this fresh new video series is designed to present a whole new audience to the world of Carol Danvers, a.k.a., Captain Marvel, timed with the debut of her brand new comic book series THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL.

 

THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #1, written by New York Times best-selling author, Margaret Stohl (Black Widow: Forever Red, Black Widow: Red Vengeance), accompanied with outstanding art by Ramon Rosanas (The Astonishing Ant-Man), garnered international buzz and attention upon the announcement this past year. Marvel continues the excitement surrounding Marvel’s celebrated high-flying former Air Force pilot turned Super Hero, Captain Marvel, through a brand new Marvel music spotlight video series accompanied with the track “Wild City” from The Pretty Reckless.

 

Watch “Captain Marvel: Alien Nation” Part One now!

 

“Everyone wishes they had superpowers,” said lead singer of The Pretty Reckless, Taylor Momsen. “I always wanted to be Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers). I even tried to look like her when I was a kid. Unfortunately, I don’t have Kree genetics so, the best alternative to being the most powerful female superhero, was to be a rock star. Now that our song is being combined with Captain Marvel, I’m as close as I can be in the real world.”

 

“Over the past couple of years, Captain Marvel has become the voice and champion for a whole new generation of Marvel fans,” said Director of Content Development, Sana Amanat.  “Utilizing the power of Marvel’s Spotlight Music series, and headlined with The Pretty Reckless, we are so excited to introduce Carol Danvers to a brand new audience as the most powerful Marvel Super Hero of 2017 – the mighty Captain Marvel.”

 

Each month, a new “Captain Marvel: Alien Nation” video will be released with the latest issue of Marvel Comics’ THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL. The “Captain Marvel: Alien Nation” videos will educate new and old fans about Stohl’s THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL series through commentary from Stohl, motion graphics, as well as an energetic score from some of the world’s biggest female-led musical acts.

 

Narrated by writer, Margaret Stohl, with an energetic score from some of the world’s biggest female-led musical acts, beginning with The Pretty Reckless, “Captain Marvel: Alien Nation” will introduce fans to the history of Carol Danvers and spotlight why she is the hero to watch moving forward.

 

With Marvel’s first Spotlight video series, “Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet , Marvel coupled some of today’s top hip-hop musical acts with Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther, and now, Marvel continues building excitement around some of its iconic heroes with Captain Marvel paired with a brand new catalogue of female-led musical acts to further emphasis how Carol Danvers, a.k.a., Captain Marvel, is the premier female Super Hero of the entire Marvel Universe.

Riri Williams Soars! Presenting a Special Trailer For INVINCIBLE IRON MAN!

Brian Michael Bendis & Stefano Caselli Bring You a New Kind of Hero

 

New York, NY—January 18th, 2016 — It’s the story that has the world talking! Forged in the fires of the violent streets of Chicago, 15-year old MIT student Riri Williams makes her explosive debut as the Marvel Universe’s newest heroine – Ironheart! Marvel is pleased to present a special series trailer for the blockbuster new series, just in time for the release of INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #3 – available now!

 

Watch the INVINCIBLE IRON MAN Series Trailer Now

 

Superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis and rising star Stefano Caselli introduce the Marvel Universe to the newest armored hero on the block. Clad in her very own suit of homemade Iron Man armor, Riri is out to prove that anyone can change the world. Not to mention she has an A.I. helping her along the way – the downloaded consciousness of Tony Stark himself! Not to mention a special pep talk from Pepper Potts, a.k.a Rescue! With all this help in her corner, she can’t lose right? That is…if she survives her first mission!

  

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #3 is available now digitally through the Marvel Digital Comic Shop and at all local comic book retailers. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook. 

“ASK MARVEL” RETURNS FOR SEASON 2

Original Marvel Video Series asks some of the Biggest Names from Marvel the Hard-hitting Questions

                                                                                                              

New York, NY—January 19, 2017— Today, Marvel is excited to announce the second season of Marvel’s “ASK MARVELonline video series devoted to giving fans the chance to have their Tweets answered by some of the actors, creators, and biggest names from the House of Ideas.

 

Available to watch on Marvel.com and Marvel’s YouTube page, the latest episode of “ASK MARVEL” places Award-winning actress, Alfre Woodard, in the hot seat to ask her some of the most thought-provoking and off-the-wall questions that intend to offer a new and never-before-seen side to this internationally recognized artist.

 

Watch the latest episode of Marvel’s “Ask Marvel” now!

 

Fans will have the chance to get their questions answered by tweeting them with the hashtag #AskMarvel. A panel of Marvel’s best and brightest from across the galaxy will tackle the most important questions in an impromptu-style Q&A session. Questions such as: Would you rather date Chris Hemsworth or Chris Evans? What is your favorite emoji? Who would survive the zombie apocalypse? What genre of music does the character you play listen to?

 

New episodes will be made available every Thursday on Marvel.com and on Marvel’s YouTube page with guests from the casts of FX’s “Legion” and “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” Marvel Comics’ creators Nick Spencer, David F. Walker, and many more.

 

What do you want to know Marvel fans? Start tweeting your questions to #AskMarvel and tune in weekly to see if your questions make it to your favorite Marvel talking head.

There’s A New Team In Town – Announcing a New MONSTERS UNLEASHED Series!

New Ongoing Series!

New York, NY—January 20th, 2017 —This spring, the most destructive force in the Marvel Universe is answering to…an eleven year old boy? Exploding out of the Monsters Unleashed event, five gargantuan beasts are smashing their way into an all-new ongoing series in April’s MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1! Creators Cullen Bunn (Monsters Unleashed, Uncanny X-Men) and artist David Baldeon (Nova, Web Warriors) bring you a brand new adventure as big as the monsters themselves!

 

If you’ve got a big problem, they’re the big solution! To fight the monsters of this world – you need to unleash even bigger monsters! With that in mind, Kei Kawade a.k.a. Kid Kaiju and monster hunter extraordinaire Elsa Bloodstone assemble five of the deadliest, most destructive monsters imaginable. AEGIS, SLIZZIK, SCRAGG, MEKARA, and HI-VO – gargantuan beasts with the power to level city blocks. What is their mission? Are they here to help…or destroy? Their appearance hasn’t gone unnoticed – as everyone from the Avengers to S.H.I.E.L.D. to Damage Control wants to shut them down!

 

“Kei and his monsters are under a lot of scrutiny from the heroes of the Marvel Universe, government agencies such as S.H.I.E.L.D. and corporate entities like Damage Control,” says writer Cullen Bunn in an interview with Marvel.com. “And it’s not just the forces of good who are paying attention to Kei and his monsters. There is a sinister cadre of villains who are very interested in Kei and his unusual abilities.”

 

Can the denizens of the Marvel Universe accept a team of massive marvelous monsters in their midsts? Or will they be deemed too dangerous to be left unchecked? Either way – they’re here to stay! Follow their adventures this April when Bunn and Baldeon bring you the all-new ongoing series, MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1!

 

MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1

Written by CULLEN BUNN

Art by DAVID BALDEON

Cover by ART ADAMS

On Sale in April!

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