Marvel Comics News Digest 2/6 – 2/10/17 Featuring America and Star Wars

AMERICA #1 Explodes Into Comic Shops This March – Your First Look!

New York, NY—February, 6th 2017 — Everyone’s favorite no-nonsense, hard-hitting heroine – America Chavez – is now starring in her very own series! That’s right, True Believer, it’s dimension-punching, high-octane super hero action as only the fan-favorite character can supply. And Marvel is pleased to present your very first look inside the hotly anticipated AMERICA #1 – coming to comic shops everywhere on March 1st! Superstar YA writer Gabby Rivera (Juliet Takes a Breath) joins critically acclaimed artist Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck) to take Marvel’s Latina powerhouse to the next level!

 

As the new leader of the Ultimates, America has cemented herself as the preeminent butt-kicker of the entire Marvel Universe. But when your punch is enough to shatter the barriers between worlds, sometimes being a super hero can get in the way of self-discovery. So what’s a super powered teenager to do for a little fulfillment? She goes to college! …Right after she punches out a few interdimensional monsters and takes down a pesky alien cult.

 

She’s stood side-by-side with some of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel Universe, but now it’s time for her to fly solo. Be there as America plants her feet, punches her way through dimensions and faces off against an oncoming alien horde — all while managing a social life and a full class load. Don’t miss the highly anticipated AMERICA #1 – coming to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on March 1st!

 

AMERICA #1 (JAN170901)

Written by GABBY RIVERA

Art & Cover by JOE QUINONES

Variant Covers by CLIFF CHIANG (JAN170902), JAMIE MCKELVIE (JAN170903)

and SKOTTIE YOUNG (JAN170904)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER  CHRISTOPHER (JAN170905)

Hip-Hop Variant by JEFFREY VEREGGE (JAN170906)

FOC – 02/06/17, On-Sale – 03/01/17

STAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL – A New Five-Part
Crossover Beginning This May!
“Star Wars” & “Doctor Aphra” Collide For All-New Story

New York, NY—February 9th, 2017 — Two of the biggest comics in the industry collide as Star Wars and Star Wars: Doctor Aphra cross over for the first time! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce STAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL – a blockbuster five-part story beginning this May! Superstar writers Jason Aaron (Star Wars, The Mighty Thor) and Kieron Gillen (Star Wars: Darth Vader, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra) join forces once again to combine their two hit series for an epic crossover in the mighty Marvel manner!

 

“We’re so excited for The Screaming Citadel because it brings a whole new tone and feel to the Star Wars characters we know and love,” says series Editor Jordan D. White. “The titular citadel is our version of the dark and mysterious castle on the hill, and our cast of rebels and rogues are the adventurers who face a stormy night exploring the darkness. Kieron and Jason write these characters so vibrantly, it’s awesome to see them thrown into a new situation like this…get ready for a good one!”

 

Rebel pilot and rogue archaeologist wander side-by-side into the darkest corners of the galaxy as Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams with Doctor Aphra! The good Doctor has an offer for this flyboy farm boy – help her, and she’ll provide him with information crucial on his quest to become a Jedi. With an offer he can’t refuse on the table, this unlikely duo finds themselves deep into the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel! Can Luke find what he’s looking for? Can Aphra be trusted? Or will the Citadel’s Queen and the dark forces lurking within make their journey a one-way trip?!

 

“In writing the issues so far reminds me of how much fun it was writing Star Wars: Vader Down and mixing up the casts together,” says Jason Aaron in an interview with Marvel.com. “And it reminds me how much there still is left on the table. We did that crossover and the whole thing was these two casts fighting against each other, but we really only scratched the surface of what’s out there for stories. It’s been a blast getting back to that.”

 

Kicking off in May’s oversized STAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL #1 one-shot, the adventure continues later that month in the pages of Star Wars and Star Wars: Doctor Aphra! What secrets lie deep within the citadel’s walls? Find out when STAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL begins this May!

 

STAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL #1

Part 1 of Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel

Written by KIERON GILLEN

Art & Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO

On Sale In May!

 

STAR WARS #31

Part 2 of Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel

Written by JASON AARON

Art by SALVADOR LARROCA

Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO

On Sale In May!

 

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #7

Part 3 of Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel

Written by KIERON GILLEN

Art by ANDREA BROCCARDO

Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO

On Sale In May!

LUKE CAGE #1 Hits The Streets of New Orleans For New Series!
Luke Cage Stars in New Solo Series This May!

New York, NY—February 6th, 2017 — Harlem’s Hero for Hire is going solo this May, and he’s off to New Orleans to uncover a mystery that dates back to his very origins! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce LUKE CAGE #1 – the new series from critically acclaimed writer David F. Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist, Occupy Avengers) and rising star artist Nelson Blake II (Romulus)!

 

It’s big trouble in the Big Easy! Dr. Noah Burstein, the man who made Luke Cage into the unbreakable hero he is today, is dead. So when Luke heads to New Orleans for the funeral of his mentor and father figure, he’s looking for answers. Mysterious billionaires, a woman with a secret, super-powered gangs and more than a few shadowy figures lead Luke to the conclusion that there’s more to this death than meets the eye. This Hero for Hire is on the case for free, and so help anyone who stands in his way!

 

“I just wanted to pull him out of his element for this story,” says David F. Walker, in an interview with Marvel.com. “Taking a character out of an environment where they are sure of themselves, and then putting them in a place of physical and psychological uncertainty often makes for good drama.”

 

Cage is out for answers – and he’s not above using a little force to get them! The underworld of New Orleans won’t know what hit them when Luke Cage comes to town! Don’t miss the explosive first issue when LUKE CAGE #1 comes to comics shops everywhere this May!

 

For more information, visit Marvel.com for the full interview with series writer David F. Walker.

 

LUKE CAGE #1

Written by DAVID F. WALKER

Art by NELSON BLAKE II

Cover by RAHZZAH

Coming this May!

MARVEL UNLIMITED EXPANDS THIS FEBRUARY

Digital Subscription library continues to grow with latest updates

 

New York, NY— February 6th, 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 February:

Week of 2/6

 

CIVIL WAR II: KINGPIN #2

 

DAREDEVIL ANNUAL #1

Do you hear that? It sounds like an Echo…

 

DEADPOOL #16

DEADPOOL V GAMBIT #3

DEADPOOL: TOO SOON? INFINITE COMIC #3

DOCTOR STRANGE #10

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #12

 

MARVEL TSUM TSUM #1

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Tsum Tsums are HUGE! Well, not LITERALLY (they’re actually pretty tiny) but these seemingly cute and cuddly creatures are sweeping the globe! So what happens when these pint-sized piles of fur find their way into the Marvel Universe? After a crate of them falls to Earth en route to THE COLLECTOR, one small group of Brooklyn teenagers will find out! Featuring all of your favorite Marvel heroes and villains, this is sure to be TSUM-thing you won’t want to miss!

 

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS: ULTRON REVOLUTION #2

MOON KNIGHT #5

SILK #11

SPIDEY #9

SQUADRON SUPREME #10

THE PUNISHER #4

UNCANNY INHUMANS #12

UNCANNY X-MEN #11

VOTE LOKI #3

 

Week of 2/13

 

A YEAR OF MARVELS: AUGUST INFINITE COMIC #1

It’s August, and Nick Fury is just in time to attend Japan’s Bon Festival…but he’s not here to celebrate. Not when an illegal weapons auction is about to begin! From Chad Bowers & Chris Sims (X-MEN ’92) and Brian Level!

 

A-FORCE #8

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #8

ALL-NEW X-MEN #12

ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #13

 

ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS ANNUAL #1

You’ve dreamed of it, you’ve asked for it, you’ve longed for it – and now, you’re going to GET it! No Avenger is safe from – the fan fiction of Kamala Khan! Featuring a bevy of special guest creators!

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16

BLACK PANTHER #5

DAREDEVIL #10

DARTH VADER #24

DEADPOOL & THE MERCS FOR MONEY #2

OLD MAN LOGAN #10

SCARLET WITCH #9

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #13

SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #8

 

THE ACCUSED #1

It’s the trial of the century!  As a beloved Avenger falls, another takes the stand to answer for his death. As Hawkeye stands trial amid a case full of super heroes and politics – who will prosecute? None other than Matt Murdock – Daredevil! But when Matt digs into the case and secrets come to light…he may not like what he finds. Has Daredevil bitten off more than he can chew? Amid a growing conspiracy, can the Marvel Universe’s most stalwart defender of justice promise a fair trial? The answers won’t come easy.

 

VISION #10

 

Week of 2/20

 

ALL-NEW INHUMANS #10

ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #11

BLACK WIDOW #6

CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #12

CIVIL WAR II: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3

CIVIL WAR II: CHOOSING SIDES #4

CIVIL WAR II: GODS OF WAR #3

CIVIL WAR II: ULYSSES INFINITE COMIC #4

CIVIL WAR II: X-MEN #3

DEADPOOL: TOO SOON? INFINITE COMIC #4

GWENPOOL, THE UNBELIEVABLE #5

MIGHTY THOR #10

MOCKINGBIRD #6

POE DAMERON #5

POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #7

SPIDER-WOMAN #10

 

THE FALLEN #1

As a giant falls, friends and enemies alike gather to mourn his passing. Amadeus Cho, Rick Jones, Betty Ross, Thunderbolt Ross, the Warbound and more. Can they all keep a level head – or will some of them get ANGRY? Plus, what secrets lie in the Last Will and Testament of Bruce Banner?

 

ULTIMATES #10

UNCANNY AVENGERS #12

WEB WARRIORS #10

 

Week of 2/27

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #4

CAPTAIN MARVEL #8

DEADPOOL #17

DRAX #10

EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #13

INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN #6

MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VS. THE SINISTER SIX #2

MARVEL’S DOCTOR STRANGE PRELUDE #2 FINAL ISSUE!

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #10

NEW AVENGERS #15

NIGHTHAWK #4

PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT! #9

STAR WARS #22

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #3

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #11

 

UNCANNY INHUMANS ANNUAL #1

The Inhumans travel to India! Months ago, the Terrigen Mist made its way through Mumbai and transformed Dinesh Deol into the Inhuman Grid. But what threats did the Mist create, and why are the Inhumans only addressing it now?

 

VENOM: SPACE KNIGHT #11

 

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 February’s update, Marvel Unlimited will also be expanding its back catalog with the following series: Saga of The Sub-Mariner (1988), Spider-Man: Chapter One (1998), War Machine (1994) and Super-Villain Team-Up (1975).

 

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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SECRET EMPIRE Unites the Marvel Universe this May!

The Avengers, X-Men, Defenders, Inhumans, Champions, and more galvanize as one

New York, NY—February 10, 2017 — What if your greatest ally was secretly your greatest enemy? Beginning May 3rd, prepare for Marvel Comics’ SECRET EMPIRE! Blockbuster creators Nick Spencer, Steve McNiven, Andrea Sorrentino and Leinil Yu are ready to challenge the entire Marvel Universe as they unite the Avengers, X-Men, Defenders, Champions, Inhumans, Spider-Man, and more, as an unwavering front against the SECRET EMPIRE!

 

The Marvel Universe is under siege from within! Due to the manipulations of the Red Skull, Captain America, secretly a true believer in the cause of Hydra, uses the trust and respect he has gained over the years to a position where he can enacts Hydra’s ideals against the Marvel Universe and it’s up to all heroes to unite against one of the greatest challenges they have ever faced.

 

Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso said, “SECRET EMPIRE is the rallying cry for all the heroes — Avengers, Guardians, Defenders, X-Men, Spider-Man, Deadpool – to put aside their differences and unify in the defense of the Marvel Universe.”

 

That unification is what will be needed to confront Steve Rogers since all the heroes close to Cap have been be influenced by him over the years. SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said, “Our heroes will be tested both physically and morally against one of the most trusted heroes of all time and that’s the aspect of this story our characters face and what forces them to come together.”

 

Forged together as one – the Avengers, the Champions, the Defenders, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Inhumans, the X-Men, and more will be tested as Hydra’s grip tightens around the Marvel Universe and SECRET EMPIRE unleashes a horde of villains against those who have sworn to protect the innocent. Be here as SECRET EMPIRE launches this May from Nick Spencer, Steve McNiven and Marvel Comics.

 

SECRET EMPIRE #1

Written by NICK SPENCER

Art by STEVE MCNIVEN

Cover by MARK BROOKS

On Sale in May!

World Famous Author R.L. Stine Comes to Marvel –
Your New Look at MAN-THING #1!

First Terrifying Issue Available March 8th!

New York, NY—February 10th, 2017 — Legendary author R.L. Stine brings his unique brand of horror to Marvel Comics as he makes his mark on one of the most monstrous creatures in the Marvel mythos! That’s right True Believer, the beloved Goosebumps & Fear Street scribe will pen the highly anticipated MAN-THING #1 – in stores on March 8th featuring art from German Peralta (Moon Knight, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and a bevy of comics rising stars!

 

Attempting to recreate the formula that produced Captain America, biochemist Ted Sallis was transformed into the shambling creature known only as MAN-THING! Now, having recently regained his ability to speak, Man-Thing sets out on a journey to leave the swamp once and for all. But when an ancient and mysterious danger threatens reality, he will have to choose between his new life and the place he once called home!

 

Plus, it’s terror on the high seas as R.L. Stine and artist Daniel Warren Johnson bring you a special second tale that’s sure to leave you seasick!

 

Prepare your senses for a spine-tingling journey that will take you, dear reader, from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to the muck and grime of the deepest swamps. Run, don’t walk, to your local comic shop on March 8th for the can’t-miss MAN-THING #1!

 

MAN-THING #1 (of 5) (JAN170932)

Written by R.L. STINE

Art by GERMAN PERALTA & DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON

Cover by TYLER CROOK

Variant Covers by BILLY MARTIN (JAN170934) and FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (JAN170933)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (JAN170936)

Man-Thing and the Marvel Universe Variant by RON LIM (JAN170935)

Venomized Variant by STEPHANIE HANS (JAN170937)

FOC – 02/13/17, On-Sale – 03/08/17

ISBN: 978-1-302-90200-1

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PRESENTING THE LATEST MARVEL MUSIC VIDEO SERIES SPOTLIGHTING “MONSTERS UNLEASHED”

 

Spotlight Video Series Expands Exposure of Marvel’s Monsters Unleashed Comic Book Series 

Paired with Today’s Top Musical Acts

                                                                                                              

New York, NY—February 9th, 2017 — Marvel Comics is proud to present an all-new approach in introducing the world to Marvel Comics and the next great Marvel Super Hero event – MONSTERS UNLEASHED! Masterfully mixing animated comics with in-depth narration and commentary, this new video series is designed to present a whole new audience to the world of Marvel’s gargantuan monsters, timed with the debut of the brand new comic book series MONSTERS UNLEASHED.

 

Brought to you by superstar creators Cullen Bunn (Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, Uncanny X-Men) and Steve McNiven (Civil War) MONSTERS UNLEASHED  #1 brings you a colossal first issue full of wall-to-wall action as the Avengers, the Champions, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men, the Inhumans, and more band together and go toe-to-toe with towering beasts the size of skyscrapers!

 

Continuing the excitement surrounding the massive monster mayhem in MONSTERS UNLEASHED  #1, Marvel has worked with Pat Carney of The Black Keys, to incorporate the track “Just Couldn’t Tie Me Down” into its latest Marvel Music Spotlight Video.

 

“As a kid my friends and I kept searching for something that felt like we were taking part in a whole different society that actually existed and all that was sub-culture stuff,” said Carney. “I think, traditionally, comics and music, that’s how you can tap into that.”

 

As the cataclysm of MONSTERS UNLEASHED  continues to unfold , new videos will be released monthly to educate new and old fans about the monsters of the Marvel Universe and the MONSTERS UNLEASHED  series through commentary and motion graphics, as well as an energetic score from some of the world’s biggest musical acts.

 

Watch “MONSTERS UNLEASHED” Music Spotlight Video now!

 

With Marvel’s first Spotlight video series, “Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet  and “Captain Marvel: Alien Nation,” Marvel coupled some of today’s top hip-hop and female-led musical acts with Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther, Margaret Stohl’s The Mighty Captain Marvel, and now, Marvel continues building excitement around some of its iconic heroes taking on one of their most monumental challenges ever.  But are our heroes enough to fight off wave after wave of colossal beasts? Find out those answers and more await within the pages of Marvel Comics’ MONSTERS UNLEASHED available now in local comic shops and online now!

 

For More information on The Black Keys, please contact Mary Moyer at mary@qprime.com.

SPYDER AND DISNEY BRING MARVEL SUPER HERO INSPIRED STYLE TO U.S. SKI TEAM

 

Marvel themed performance line debuts with U.S. Ski Team, suiting up Olympic Athletes   Julia Mancuso, Mikaela Shiffrin, and Jared Goldberg, at the FIS Alpine World Cup Championships in St. Mortiz, Switzerland in February 2017

 

 

BOULDER, CO – February 09, 2017 – Spyder, a leading ski and performance brand, today announced a two-year collaboration with Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media for an action-packed line of ski performance products inspired by iconic Marvel Super Heroes.

 

At the FIS Alpine World Cup Championship in St. Moritz, the U.S. Ski Team members will be outfitted in race suits donning Marvel’s Captain America and Captain Marvel, two iconic Super Heroes that embody the strength and amazing abilities demonstrated by both elite athletes and Marvel’s Super Heroes. U.S. Ski team athletes who will be wearing the race suits include World Cup Skier Jared Goldberg, Four-time Olympic Medalist Julia Mancuso, and Olympic Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin.

 

“We’re thrilled to be working with Marvel in bringing their Super Heroes to life with the U.S. Ski Team and beyond,” said Brady Collings, VP of Marketing of Spyder at Global Brands Group Holding Limited. “Given Marvel’s inspirational impact around the world, we have an extraordinary opportunity to celebrate the U.S. Ski Team as well as our ambassadors in a broad-reaching way in St. Moritz!”

 

The collaboration consists of performance race suits and skiwear that will be worn by the men and women of the U.S. Ski Team, who will premiere the line at the Alpine World Cup Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland on February 6-19, 2017. The full apparel performance collection is set to make its retail debut in Fall 2017. More information on the exclusive collection will be released in the coming months.

 

“Organic collaborations are increasingly important to building brand equity, and we feel this particular one is a natural fit,” notes Natasha Fishman, EVP of Marketing at Authentic Brands Group, owner of the Spyder brand. “Having these world class athletes showcase the new line exemplifies Spyder’s brand essence in an authentic way.”

 

“Pairing the world’s greatest athletes of skiing with the Marvel Universe exemplifies the spirit of strength, power and perseverance that the U.S. Ski Team and our Super Heroes represent,” said Paul Gitter, Senior Vice President, Licensing, Marvel at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “We are looking forward to outfitting the U.S. Ski Team with this high-quality gear so they can showcase their heroic style just like a Marvel Super Hero.”

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Murray the Bellhop

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.
Murray the Bellhop

Murray the Bellhop

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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