Marvel Comics News Digest 1/2 – 1/6/17 Featuring New Digital Comics

The mighty Marvel house is back in 2017 with quite a bit happening for the year already.  Much has to do with Captain America and his current Hydra status.  But, they are also introducing a new way to view comics digitally if bought as a printed version in stores.  Also here are the upcoming Unlimited titles, Deadpool/Punisher, Nick Fury, and a new Bullseye series.

A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

 

MARVEL COMICS UPDATES ITS DIGITAL CODE PROGRAM AND INTRODUCES BONUS DIGITAL COMICS  

Marvel Titles Found only in Comic Retailers will now Unlock FREE Additional Digital Comics

                                                                                                              

New York, NY—January 6, 2017— Marvel is proud to announce that, beginning February 2017, all Marvel digital redeem codes found within the pages of Marvel Universe titles will unlock two or more BONUS DIGITAL COMICS on the Marvel Comics app for iPhone®, iPad®, iPhone® and select Android devices* at no additional cost!

 

Starting this year with Marvel Universe titles (excluding all-ages comics), only available within your local comic shop, the Marvel digital code will be upgraded to unlock two or more additional digital Marvel comics – stretching your dollars’ worth!

 

“Marvel is continuing our commitment by offering our fans the best value in comics along with honoring our cornerstone of the comic book industry – the retailers,” said David Gabriel, SVP of Sales, Marvel Publishing. “Our intent in evolving our digital code program is to offer our fans more value per dollar spent.  Replacing the free digital copy, our BONUS DIGITAL COMICS will offer fans free entry points for current on sale collected editions and, in turn, invite additional and repeat traffic into our trusted retailers.”

 

Beginning February 1st, Marvel fans that enter the doors of their local comic retailer will now be rewarded when they purchase Marvel titles with a digital code that unlocks existing moments into the Marvel Universe they may have missed in the past.

 

“Marvel will always be a brand that looks to excite our fans as well as drive traffic to our tried-and-true retailers,” said Jim Nausedas, Sales Director, Marvel Publishing. “One of the free BONUS DIGITAL COMICS offered in February will be Civil War II #0 in time to promote the CIVIL WAR II collection on sale that month. Then, each week, new BONUS DIGITAL COMICS codes, available only in your local comic shop, will offer fans additional pathways into the Marvel Universe, promote Marvel’s monthly trades, and create repeat retailer customers and Marvel readers for life.”

 

Marvel’s BONUS DIGITAL COMICS will be updated weekly with consistent in-print and social messaging so fans know which BONUS DIGITAL COMICS will be made available that week. So find your local comic shop by visiting comicshoplocator.com and get ready to experience new gateways into the Marvel Universe you may have missed in the past available through the comics you already read.

 

Marvel’s BONUS DIGITAL COMICS, available only in stores, are your keys to new corners of the Marvel Universe you’ve never experienced before. Prepare for the adventure!

 

*Compatible iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and select Android devices.  See the App Store or Google Play for compatibility information.

Hail Hydra! Presenting a Special Launch Trailer For CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS!

A Brand New Story Arc Starts Here!

 

New York, NY—January 4th, 2017 — It’s the story that shocked the world. Captain America is an Agent of Hydra?! Now – superstar creators Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz bring you the next thrilling chapter in their epic Captain America saga. It’s all happening in “Hail Hydra” – a new story arc kicking off in Captain America: Steve Rogers #7. Available now in comic stores everywhere, Marvel is pleased to present a special launch trailer for this blockbuster new story arc!

 

Watch the CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS Trailer Now

 

As Hydra’s tentacles slowly tighten around the Marvel Universe, Steve Rogers machinations are just beginning! S.H.I.E.L.D. is coming apart at the seams. The Red Skull marches across Europe with an army at his back. Captain America can only sit back and smile – everything is going according to plan. But what is his mysterious endgame? The pieces are falling in to place, be there for the next shocking chapter!  

  

CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #7 and CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #8 are both available 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. 

Right on Target – Your First Look at BULLSEYE #1!

New York, NY—January 5th, 2017 — This February, the world’s deadliest assassin is back on the board and back in business. Today, Marvel is pleased to present a new look inside BULLSEYE #1 – the new 5-issue limited series from creators Ed Brisson (Iron Fist) and Guillermo Sanna (Deadpool)! He’s been out of commission for a while, but it’s time to show the world that they should still fear Bullseye. He’s beaten Daredevil, Elektra, the Punisher, and more. But that was just business. This? This is for pleasure. So what does the world’s greatest assassin do for fun? From the mean streets of New York City to the jungles of South America – Bullseye is going to do what he does best. Hit the targets and make sure they don’t get back up.

 

Plus – in addition to a full length adventure, legendary writer & Bullseye co-creator Marv Wolfman returns for a can’t-miss Bullseye back-up alongside artist Alec Morgan! What does Bullseye want with the Mafia’s most sensitive information? What lengths will he go to in order to get it?

 

Shoot first. Ask questions later. Don’t miss the highly anticipated debut of BULLSEYE #1 when it comes to comic shops and digital devices on February 1st!  

 

BULLSEYE #1 (of 5) (DEC160876)

Written by ED BRISSON & MARV WOLFMAN

Art by GUILLERMO SANNA & ALEC MORGAN

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Variant Covers by BILL SIENKIEWICZ (DEC160878), CHRIS STEVENS (DEC160880)

And SKOTTIE YOUNG (DEC160881)

Connecting Variant by MARCO CHECCHETTO (DEC160879)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (DEC160882)

Hip-Hop Variant by TIM BRADSTREET (DEC160877)

FOC – 1/09/17, On-Sale – 02/01/17

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Marvel’s Deadliest Denizens Square Off in DEADPOOL VS. THE PUNISHER #1!

 

New York, NY—January 4th, 2017 — It’s the grudge match of the century! Two Marvel mainstays will clash in a barrage of bullets and blades! Lock and load, True Believers, because one humorless anti-hero is about to go head-to-head with one odorous super-zero! Oh yeah, we’re talking about DEADPOOL VS. THE PUNISHER #1 – the brand-new 5-issue limited series coming your way this April! Creators Fred Van Lente (Slapstick, Deadpool) and Pere Perez (Power Man and Iron Fist, Archer and Armstrong) put two of the Marvel Universe’s deadliest on a high-octane collision course that will have you on the edge of your seat!

 

Frank Castle – a man of unstoppable will, and a powerful desire to punish those who do wrong, rooted in the tragic killing of his family. Wade Wilson – the mercenary with the unstoppable mouth, and an knack for annoying those around him, rooted in the thought that he’s funny. An old friend from Deadpool’s past, codename: The Bank, has re-emerged. With financial ties to criminal operations all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before Frank Castle looks to put an end to The Bank once and for all. Just one problem, Deadpool isn’t going to let that happen without a fight!

 

“When the Punisher decides to bring The Bank down,” says writer Fred Van Lente in an interview with Marvel.com. “He’s gotta go through Deadpool to do it, and you know what? Frank doesn’t really have a problem with that, since he doesn’t like Wade all that much anyway.”

 

These two are in for the most brutal fight of their lives. As the destruction ratchets up to unthinkable levels, who will be left standing when the dust settles? Find out when both DEADPOOL VS. THE PUNISHER #1 & #2 come to comic shops and digital devices everywhere this April!

 

DEADPOOL VS. THE PUNISHER #1 (of 5)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Art by PERE PEREZ

Cover by DECLAN SHALVEY & JORDIE BELLAIRE

On-Sale in April!

 

DEADPOOL VS. THE PUNISHER #2 (of 5)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Art by PERE PEREZ

Cover by DECLAN SHALVEY & JORDIE BELLAIRE

On-Sale in April!

NICK FURY Goes Solo For New Series This April!

 

New York, NY—January 6th, 2017 — The world is a more dangerous place than ever. It needs dangerous men to keep it safe. That’s where he comes in. When you need a lone agent to infiltrate, capture, uncover or destroy – there’s no one better than Fury! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce NICK FURY #1 – the all-new series launching this April! Eisner Award-winning writer James Robinson (Scarlet Witch, Cable) joins visionary artist ACO (Squadron Supreme) for a high-octane spy-thriller full of action and dripping with style!

 

An-all new era for Marvel’s premier super spy begins here as Robinson and ACO bring you single-issue spy-fy adventures! Whether it’s aboard a speeding train, in the underwater city of Atlantis or even the surface of the moon – Fury gets the job done! His first mission? A trip to the beautiful French Riviera! Only this is no vacation. Amid the bright casino lights and beautiful picturesque vistas, there’s something foul at play.  Let the complex dance of espionage and spy craft begin! Only, Nick Fury may have finally met his match in the form of the mysterious Frankie Noble, Agent of Hydra!   

 

Every issue: New mission. High-tech weapons. Higher stakes espionage. Non-stop action.  He’ll dare any danger. He’ll fight any foe. He is…Nick Fury! And he’s exploding into comic shops everywhere in the can’t-miss NICK FURY #1 – on-sale this April!  

 

NICK FURY #1

Written by JAMES ROBINSON

Art & Cover by ACO

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MARVEL UNLIMITED EXPANDS THIS JANUARY

Digital Subscription Library Continues to Grow with Latest Updates

 

New York, NY— January 4th, 2017 –  Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, offers members unlimited access to over 19,000 issues of Marvel’s classic and newer titles, delivered digitally through your desktop web browser and the Marvel Unlimited mobile app. With classic and newer issues added every week here are some of the amazing Marvel titles coming to Marvel Unlimited this January:

 

Week of 1/2

ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #11

BLACK PANTHER #3

CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #2

CAPTAIN MARVEL #6

DARTH VADER #22

EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #11

HAUNTED MANSION #4

HYPERION #4

MOCKINGBIRD #4

SILK #9

SPIDER-GWEN ANNUAL #1

SPIDER-MAN #5

SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #6

STAR-LORD #8 (FINAL ISSUE!)

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #9

UNCANNY INHUMANS #11

UNCANNY X-MEN #9

VENOM: SPACE KNIGHT #9

A YEAR OF MARVELS: JULY INFINITE COMIC #1

 

Week of 1/9

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15

CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #11

 

CIVIL WAR II: KINGPIN #1

An Inhuman with the ability to predict the future has helped the heroes of the Marvel Universe clamp down on crime before it can even happen. While this thwarts most criminals, one man has found a way to keep doing what he does best. Wilson Fisk has managed to stay one step ahead of the good guys and his crime enterprise is BOOMING. But what’s his secret?! Rising stars Matthew Rosenberg (We Can Never Go Home) and Ricardo Lopez Ortiz (Wolf) present a gritty, street-level view of CIVIL WAR II starring the Kingpin in a world without crime!

 

CIVIL WAR II: ULYSSES INFINITE COMIC #2

CIVIL WAR II: X-MEN #2

DEADPOOL V GAMBIT #2

 

DEADPOOL: TOO SOON? INFINITE COMIC #1

What do you get when you cross Deadpool, Forbush Man, Squirrel Girl, Spider-Ham, The Punisher, Ant-Man, Howard the Duck, Rocket and Groot? Murder, madness, mystery, and mayhem! Marvel’s biggest WHODUNIT yet!

 

HAN SOLO #2

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #11

 

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS: ULTRON REVOLUTION #1

THE BAND IS BACK TOGETHER! As the Avengers unite once more, they’ll have to relearn how to work as a team. And they’d better figure it out quickly before Ultron’s master plan kicks into high gear! If that weren’t enough, the Scientist Supreme unveils the latest deadly creation from AIM!

 

MARVEL’S DOCTOR STRANGE PRELUDE #1

MARVEL’S OFFICIAL PREQUEL! A powerful, ancient relic has been stolen from the British Museum – a relic that could do significant damage in the wrong hands…Enter the MASTERS OF THE MYSTIC ARTS! The team is on a mission to find the relic and the mysterious mystic who stole it – but will they be able to track her down before it’s too late?!

 

MOON KNIGHT #4

POE DAMERON #4

SCARLET WITCH #8

SILVER SURFER #5

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #12

SPIDER-WOMAN #9

SPIDEY #8

THE PUNISHER #3

THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #8

VOTE LOKI #2

 

Week of 1/16

CIVIL WAR II: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2

CIVIL WAR II: CHOOSING SIDES #2

CIVIL WAR II: GODS OF WAR #2

GWENPOOL, THE UNBELIEVABLE #4

MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #10

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #7

ALL-NEW X-MEN #11

CIVIL WAR II #3

DAREDEVIL #9

DEADPOOL #15

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #10

NEW AVENGERS #13

OLD MAN LOGAN #8

POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #6

ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT #7

SILK #10

VISION #9

WEB WARRIORS #9

 

Week of 1/23

A-FORCE #7

ALL-NEW INHUMANS #9

ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #10

BLACK WIDOW #5

CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #10 (FINAL ISSUE!)

DARTH VADER #23

 

DEADPOOL & THE MERCS FOR MONEY #1

Deadpool is one of the best mercenaries on the planet. He may even be a passable Avenger—jury’s still out. But one thing’s for sure—Deadpool is a terrible team leader. Think we’re lying? Ask the Mercs for Money! Deadpool’s taken on a new high-paying mission to take out radioactive super villains…and his Mercs aren’t nearly as immune to radiation as his healing-factor is. Deadpool veteran Cullen Bunn brings us mo’ mercs, mo’ money and naturally, mo’ problems.

 

DEADPOOL: TOO SOON? INFINITE COMIC #2

GUARDIANS OF INFINITY #8 (FINAL ISSUE!)

NIGHTHAWK #3

NOVA #9

PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT! #8

SPIDER-MAN #6

SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #7

SQUADRON SUPREME #9

STAR WARS #21

THE ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #10

THUNDERBOLTS #3

ULTIMATES #9

UNCANNY X-MEN #10

 

Week of 1/30

ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #12

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.6

BLACK PANTHER #4

CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #3

CAPTAIN MARVEL #7

CARNAGE #10

CIVIL WAR II #4

CIVIL WAR II: CHOOSING SIDES #3

CIVIL WAR II: ULYSSES INFINITE COMIC #3

DRAX #9

EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #12

GUIDEBOOK TO THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE – MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

HAUNTED MANSION #5 (FINAL ISSUE!)

HOWARD THE DUCK #9

HYPERION #5

INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN #5

 

MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VS. THE SINISTER SIX #1

HYDRA ATTACKS! With the events of SPIDER-VERSE and CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS behind him, things are looking up for Peter Parker! S.H.I.E.L.D. leader + respected hero + good standing with family = happy Spider-Man! What could go wrong? How about Doc Ock + Arnim Zola + Hydra?!

 

MIGHTY THOR #9

MOCKINGBIRD #5

MS. MARVEL #9

NEW AVENGERS #14

OLD MAN LOGAN #9

SPIDER-GWEN #10

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #2

THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #9

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #10

UNCANNY AVENGERS #11

VENOM: SPACE KNIGHT #10

X-MEN ’92 #5

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #9

 

Not a Marvel Unlimited member? Join today!

 

Marvel Unlimited subscribers have access to some of the greatest Marvel Comics featuring The Avengers, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and more! With January’s update, Marvel Unlimited will also be expanding its back catalog with the following series: Nova (1976), Invaders (1977), Untold Tales of Spider-Man (1995), New Warriors (1990), Spider-Man (1990), and Quicksilver (1997).

 

This amazing service is accessible through Marvel Unlimited on the web and through the Marvel Unlimited app on iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ devices.

 

New to the Marvel Universe, and don’t know where to start? Don’t worry! Marvel Unlimited subscribers have access to the DISCOVER section of Marvel Unlimited. Subscribers are now able to discover new pathways into the Marvel Universe by being able to search by their favorite storylines or creators.

 

With classic and newer issues being added to Marvel Unlimited on a weekly basis as early as six months after they’re in stores, you’ll definitely want to join Marvel Unlimited and enjoy the experience of the Marvel Universe!

 

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