SDCC – San Diego Comic Con News
Before getting into actual Marvel Comics press releases, there are a few items from the SDCC to note both in comics and other media:
- Captain America is returning as he has been known, and to a regular series again. He’ll be donning his old costume, and will be good now. Recently he was Hydra in a reality warping storyline.
- Iron Spidey will be returning in the Miles Morales Spider-Man series. Iron Spider-Man is really a costume that Peter Parker had around the first Civil War. Iron Man made it for him and it had red and yellow tones to it, along with a lot of tech features. It’s not known who it is under the mask at this time.
- For Netflix Defenders series, Iron Fist will have another season along with the other heroes already having their newest seasons announced. Elektra was basically confirmed to be not dead. And Colleen Wing and Misty should be having appearances in the upcoming Defenders series.
- Thor: Ragnarok has a new trailer, and Black Panther has a new movie poster.
Marvel Goes LIVE at San Diego Comic Con 2017!
Tune in and watch Marvel’s livestream all four days of Comic Con!
New York, NY—July 18, 2017—Marvel Entertainment invites you to experience the fun, action and surprises of San Diego Comic-Con 2017 LIVE from San Diego’s bustling convention floor! Starting Thursday, July 20, tune in every day at 11:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET and get ready to be part of one of the biggest events of the year!
Hosted by TWHIP! The Big Marvel Show’s Ryan Penagos and Lorraine Cink, and Marvel Gaming host Jessica Brohard, viewers will be able to watch booth events with their favorite Marvel comic, television and movie talent, hear panel recaps from special guests, and learn about all the fun surprises happening on the convention floor, from exclusive merchandise to special signings. Join in on the fun by visiting www.marvel.com/SDCC2017 or Marvel’s YouTube channel.
Day 4: Sunday, 7/23:
It’s a Mutant and Merc Team-Up in DEADPOOL VS. OLD MAN LOGAN!
Your 1st Look at the explosive new series!
New York, NY—July 18, 2017—This fall, katanas and claws will clash when two of Marvel’s deadliest heroes come together, in a clash you can only imagine! Superstar writer Declan Shalvey (Deadpool, Moon Knight) and fan-favorite artist Mike Henderson (Secret Wars: Battleworld) team up to bring you a regenerative, cranky old X-Man and a regenerative, wacky Merc with the Mouth…in a story so explosive, not even the promise of chimichangas can save the day!
“DEADPOOL vs. OLD MAN LOGAN is has everything I’ve wanted to see in either a Deadpool book, or a Wolverine book,” said series writer Declan Shalvey. “We get to see both characters be the best at what they do, while also getting to see them be the classic odd-couple. Both characters naturally bump heads against each other, which is a lot of fun to write. I’ve been so fortunate to have Heather Antos edit this book. It’s been a dream working on it, she’s done everything she could to make this book what I want it to be, and a great working experience to boot.”
James “Logan” Howlett is after a newly discovered Omega-level mutant. But if you think he’s going to let Deadpool help him, you’re sorely mistaken. Naturally, Deadpool vows to outmatch his newly marked enemy for the entirety of their mission. Will they find common ground with each other along the way?
“Importantly, the book features Old Man Logan though, not Wolverine,” said Shalvey. “That character has a different kind of baggage than old-school Logan, which makes him relate to Wade Wilson more than one might think. The characters have a lot in common, so having a book featuring both really makes sense, but they are clearly very different personalities, that’s been a great thing to play with.”
“DEADPOOL vs. OLD MAN LOGAN is a not so buddy-buddy buddy comedy with all the bickering, explosions and stabbing you’d expect from a comic starring Deadpool and Logan as they both race to do their version of the right thing by a young mutant,” said artist Mike Henderson. “Declan has written this flaming runaway train of an action script that feels like drawing a Jason Statham movie and Lee Loughridge is bringing the heat on colors. So anyone who wouldn’t mind seeing our two heroes cut their way through some faceless corporate jackboots won’t want to miss it because it’s been crazy fun to draw.”
“Seeing Mike Henderson draw this book is a revelation,” added Shalvey. “I’ve been a fan of his for a while, but I think this is the book that’s going to turn a lot of heads and see just what Mike is truly capable of.”
Don’t miss the most eclectic clash in the Marvel Universe when DEADPOOL vs. OLD MAN LOGAN hits comic shops this October!
DEADPOOL V OLD MAN LOGAN #1 (of 5)
Written by DECLAN SHALVEY
Art by MIKE HENDERSON
Cover by DECLAN SHALVEY
Variant Cover by RON LIM
Variant Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Marvel Publishing and ComiXology Team-Up to Debut Immortal Iron Fists – The Perfect Starting Point For New Readers & the First of Many Exclusive Digital Series Coming to ComiXology Unlimited
Available today exclusively on comiXology and Kindle for $2.99 &
free to comiXology Unlimited subscribers
New York, NY—July 21, 2017— During yesterday’s Next Big Thing Panel at Comic-Con International San Diego, Marvel Entertainment unveiled that it is joining forces with comiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping & reading service, for a line of exclusive digital comics. Available free to comiXology Unlimited subscribers and only available through comiXology and Kindle these comics will be part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content.
Marvel and comiXology’s team-up kicks off with Immortal Iron Fists, a 6-issue bi-weekly series written by Kaare Andrews with art by Afu Chan.Immortal Iron Fists is on sale today for $2.99 on comiXology and Kindle or free to comiXology Unlimited subscribers as part of their subscription.New users to comiXology’s popular subscription service can also access Immortal Iron Fists for free as part of their 30-day free trial. Additional exclusive series will be announced soon.
A unique entry-point that’s perfect for new fans and longtime readers alike, Immortal Iron Fists tells the tale of Pei, a young female monk from K’un-Lun and the youngest person to ever bear the mark of the Iron Fist. While Pei tackles the trials of high school, Danny Rand, the Immortal Iron Fist, faces his greatest challenge yet: training the inexperienced Pei. All the while, a growing threat appears that will take more than one pair of Iron Fists to defeat!
“Immortal Iron Fists serves as a perfect starting point for those new readers who are just discovering the world of Marvel Comics,” said Chip Mosher, comiXology’s Head of Content & Senior Director of Communications, “We’re loving working with Marvel on this line of exclusive content as part of our comiXology Originals program. Giving new and current fans the option to buy or read for free as part of our comiXology Unlimited subscription service is a huge win. We can’t wait to hear from the fans.”
Fans across the globe have been attracted to Marvel’s amazing characters through top-grossing movies, critically-acclaimed TV series, and ground breaking new publishing series that have driven titles like Guardians of the Galaxy, Daredevil, and Black Panther to new heights, alongside perennial favorites like Amazing Spider-Man and Avengers.
This past spring, Marvel Comics joined comiXology Unlimited, giving fans the ability to read over 10,000 titles including thousands of Marvel Comics’ single issues and collections as part of their comiXology Unlimited membership, featuring Super Heroes like The Avengers, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Black Panther, Iron Fist, Guardians of the Galaxy and more.
Marvel Announces Exclusive Agreement With Writer Donny Cates
Donny Cates joins the House of Ideas as the new writer of Doctor Strange!
New York, NY—July 18, 2017—Marvel Entertainment is excited to announce that writer Donny Cates, who has brought his talent to comic powerhouses such as Image (God Country, Redneck), IDW (Star Trek), and Dark Horse (The Paybacks, Ghost Fleet, Buzzkill), will now bring his explosive storytelling to Marvel in an exclusive agreement.
“I’ve wanted to write for Marvel since I was a little kid, so the opportunity to come into this incredible world and play with all of these amazing characters is a dream come true for me,” said Cates. “Everyone at Marvel has been great to work with, and we’ve put our collective heads together to make some really special stories for the fans. I’ve never been more excited to tell the stories that I’m telling today. I feel like a kid again. Albeit a kid who is inflicting…just terrible things upon all your favorite characters.”
Today, Marvel can also reveal that Cates, along with artist Gabriel Hernandez Walta, will be the new creative team on DOCTOR STRANGE taking over the title in November. And with this new team comes a new Sorcerer Supreme- Loki, the Norse god of Mischief!
“There’s a new sheriff in town…and he’s not really the trustworthy type,” Cates teased. “That’s right, kids…Loki has taken the mantle of Sorcerer Supreme from our good Doctor! What does that mean for Stephen? And what lengths will Strange go to see his title and his home returned to him? I’ll say this….you can guess all you like, but there is absolutely no way anyone will see the answers to these questions coming. As a dedicated Marvel fan myself, I can confidently say the events of this arc are some of the most shocking things in Marvel comics to date. I’m so excited to see what everyone thinks!”
Exclusively at Marvel, Cates is prepared to bring his powerhouse ideas and sharp approach to the heroic, well-known characters of the Marvel Universe.
“Donny brings big ideas to the table, and that’s going to be immediately apparent in his first projects,” said Marvel EIC, Axel Alonso. “We expect him to be a major contributor to the Marvel Universe’s evolution in the coming year…and beyond.”