Marvel Comics News Digest 5/8 – 5/12/17 Featuring Darth Vader

The Dark Lord of the Sith Rises! Your New Look at DARTH VADER #1

Charles Soule & Giuseppe Camuncoli Bring You Darth Vader as You’ve Never Seen Before!

New York, NY—May 11, 2017 — The most fearsome villain in the entire galaxy returns for an all-new series — Prepare for DARTH VADER #1! This June, superstar writer Charles Soule (Poe Dameron, Astonishing X-Men) will team with chartbusting artist Giuseppe Camuncoli (Amazing Spider-Man) to chronicle the epic rise of one of the greatest villains in all of fiction!

When Anakin Skywalker fell, both to the pull of the dark side and to the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he rose back up, more machine than man. Having lost everything that he once held dear, the one who was prophesized to bring balance to the Force instead chose a darker path. Now, in a story set directly after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, he must take his first steps into a darker world as…Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith!

“With the all-new DARTH VADER series, we will finally get the chance to witness iconic moments in the Star Wars galaxy through the lens of one of its most famous characters,” said series editor, Jordan D. White. “With Charles Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli  at the helm, we are going to spotlight the construction of Vader’s red lightsaber, the fallout of Order 66, the beginnings of the Inquisitor program, the rise of an Empire, and many more sinister moments never seen before!”

This June, the Marvel’s smash-hit Star Wars comics venture to a new era of a galaxy far, far away! Take a walk on the dark side as Soule & Camuncoli bring you the must read DARTH VADER #1 – available wherever comics are sold this June!  

DARTH VADER #1

Written by CHARLES SOULE (APR171101)
Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG

HOMAGE VARIANT COVER BY MARK BROOKS (APR171102)

VARIANT COVER BY ADI GRANOV (APR171103)

YOUNG VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG (APR171104)

ERA VARIANT COVER BY PHIL NOTO (APR171105)

ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (APR171106)

BLANK (APR171107) AND MOVIE (APR171108) VARIANT COVERS ALSO AVAILABLE

FOC – 05/15/17, On-Sale – 06/07/17

Marvel’s ICEMAN Stops Villains Cold in their Tracks — Your 1st Look!

Sina Grace and Alessandro Vitti Helm New X-Men Solo Series

                                                                                                              

New York, NY—May 12, 2017— This June, Bobby Drake steps out into the cold with an all-new solo X-Men series written by Sina Grace (All-New X-Men Annual, Self-Obsessed) coupled with artwork by Alessandro Vitti (Avengers Arena, Secret Warriors) with Marvel Comics’ ICEMAN #1.

Bobby Drake has been in the Super Hero game longer than most – one of the original X-Men, a founding member of the Champions, and discovered to be an Omega-level mutant, but while reflecting on all he’s accomplished over the years, he realizes that the legacy he’s built can be so much more!

“Iceman has one of the most tenured legacies as a Marvel Super Hero and was one of the originators of the modern Marvel Universe,” said series writer Sina Grace. “As a lifelong X-Men fan (I’ve got the dog-eared floppies to prove it!), writing Iceman has been the greatest and most challenging project I’ve been lucky enough to work on.  Writing this series has been like making best friends with someone who’s been in my class for years, but I never took the time to ask how they were doing. Turns out, Bobby Drake has a LOT to say paired with a LOT of achievements he’s still looking to unlock.”

Also added to the mix, a younger version of himself has emerged from the timestream and he’s more put together than Bobby ever was: already a world-class hero in his own right, but also totally comfortable in his own skin, complete with a relationship with a handsome Inhuman to boot.

In this new ongoing series it’s time for Bobby Drake to realizes that it’s now or never, and sets out to build a life and legacy he can be proud of…and be the best ICEMAN he can be!

ICEMAN #1

Written by SINA GRACE (APR170988)
Art by ALESSANDRO VITTI
Cover by KEVIN WADA

VARIANT COVER BY DAMION SCOTT (APR170989)

Young Variant Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG (APR170990)

Corner Box Variant Cover by LEONARD KIRK (APR170991)

Hip-Hop Variant Cover by SKAN (APR170992)

FOC – 05/15/17, On Sale – 06/07/17

 

 

PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1 Launch Parties Celebrate New Ongoing Series!
Zdarsky & Kubert Bring Peter Parker Back to NYC!

 

Retailers: Please note that the Final Order Cutoff for PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1 has been pushed back to May 15th

New York, NY—May 10, 2017 — Spider-Man returns to his friendly neighborhood in the new ongoing series PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN! From superstar writer Chip Zdarsky (Star-Lord) and legendary artist Adam Kubert (Avengers, X-Men) comes a companion to the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man series. This can’t-miss series takes Peter Parker back-to-basics and is bursting at the seams with heart, humor, and over-the-top action!

To kickoff this incredible new series, Marvel has partnered with participating retail stores to host PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN LAUNCH PARTIES. In addition to exclusive variant covers, participating retail stores will receive exciting promotional items – including Spider-Man masks!

All qualifying retailers will receive the following as the part of the PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN PARTY KIT:

·         Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man Invitational Postcards (Bundle of 100)

·         Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man Party City Masks (2 Bundles of 8)

·         Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man Deodato Party Variant

·         Deep Ordering Discounts

·         Downloadable Cake Toppers

 

Retailers who qualify will also be eligible to order the PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1 DEODATO PARTY VARIANT and PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1 KUBERT PREMIERE VARIANT.

 Following his globetrotting adventures, it’s big heroics in the Big Apple as Peter Parker returns to the city that never sleeps! Be there as he swings between giant skyscrapers, squares off against his iconic rogues gallery and still manages to be late for that date he had planned! Head to your local comic shop on June 21st to get your hands on the highly-anticipated PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1!

PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1 (APR170970)

PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN LAUNCH PARTY OPT-IN (APR170965)

(Launch Party Opt-In Deadline Is 5/15)
Written by CHIP ZDARSKY
Art & Cover by ADAM KUBERT

Party Variant by Mike Deodato Jr (APR170968)

Premiere Variant by Adam Kubert (APR170969)

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man Party City Masks (APR170967)

Action Figure Variant by John Tyler Christopher (APR170975)

Remastered Variant by John Romita Sr. (APR170972)

Hip-hop Variant by Spratt (APR170974)

Year of the Rooster Variant by Wang (APR170973)

Variant Cover by John Cassaday (APR170971)

Movie Variant (APR170977)

Blank Cover Variant (APR170976)

FOC – 05/15/17, On-Sale – 6/21/17

Together They Will Fight!

Presenting the SECRET EMPIRE: UNITED WE STAND Trailer!

New York, NY—May 8, 2017 — It’s been building for months, across a bevy of titles! It’s time to stand together against Hydra and the forces of evil, but how can the heroes of the Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted figure among them? And what will this mean for the world?

It’s the story that has shocked the world. Captain America is an Agent of Hydra?! Now – superstar creators Nick Spencer, Daniel Acuna, Steve McNiven, Andrea Sorrentino, Rod Reis, Leinil Yu, and more, bring you the most ground shaking Marvel saga ever – SECRET EMPIRE! Available now in comic stores everywhere, Marvel is pleased to present a special trailer devoted to the devastating first arc of this blockbuster series!

 

Watch the SECRET EMPIRE: UNITED WE STAND Trailer Now

As Hydra’s tentacles tighten around the world, Steve Rogers’ seemingly full proof plan for global domination begins. Can the heroes of the Marvel Universe find the cracks within the foundation of Hydra’s control or will they ultimately succumb to the power of one of their most trusted allies?

SECRET EMPIRE #0 and SECRET EMPIRE #1 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 comicshoplocator.com.

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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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