Marvel Comics News Digest 7/24 – 7/28/17 Featuring Star Wars & 1 Million BC Avengers

Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larocca Unleash a New Story in STAR WARS #38!  
The Darth Vader creative team will take over the title in November!

 

New York, NY—July 26, 2017—Fans were blown away by their work in DARTH VADER, and we fell in love with a rogue archaeologist in DOCTOR APHRA. Today, Marvel is proud to announce that writer Kieron Gillen will continue to bring his exciting storytelling to a galaxy far, far away along with artist Salvador Larocca, when Gillen takes over as the writer for Marvel’s ongoing STAR WARS title this fall.

 

“My aim’s simple – to do what Salva and I did with Darth Vader, but for Leia, Luke and Han. As in, chart the rise and fall of the rebellion between A New Hope and the Empire Strikes Back, how it changes them all and how it changes the universe,” said series writer Kieron Gillen. “So a simple aim, but as nightmarishly tricky to pull off as dropping a proton torpedo down a thermal exhaust port. But hopefully as thrilling if we pull it off. I can’t wait till you see it up. First up: the post-apocalyptic hell that remains of Jedha after the Death Star punched a hole through its mantle.”

 

Following the events of THE SCREAMING CITADEL, Luke and Leia have faced their own set of challenges, crash-landing on a remote island after being pursued by the Empire. Now, Team Skywalker is gearing up to fight again – in the name of the Rebellion!

 

“Kieron is one of the best writers in comics today, with comics that span so many different styles and genres,” said editor Jordan D. White. “He’s shown through the crossovers with his Darth Vader and Doctor Aphra series that he has just as great a grasp on the heroes of the Star Wars galaxy as he does on its villains (and gray-area archaeologists). And any fan of his knows he’s no stranger to the operatic saga! I could not be happier to have him taking the reins.”

 

It’s a new day for the Star Wars universe, when Gillen and Larocca team up to take the reins on STAR WARS #38!

MARVEL LEGACY #1: Meet The 1,000,000 BC Avengers
Don’t miss the story that will change the Marvel Universe!

 

New York, NY—July 28, 2017—MARVEL LEGACY #1 introduces the AVENGERS OF 1,000,000 BC – and that’s only the opening of the most important comic story of the year!

 

PLUS!

 

WHO SENT THE CALL FROM PLANET HULK?

WHAT IS HUNTING FOR THE INFINITY STONES?

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CAPTAIN AMERICA?

WHEN WILL THOR FIGHT THE WAR OF REALMS?

WHY DOES JEAN GREY JOURNEY TO CANADA?

 

and…

 

HOW HAS THE BODY OF IRON MAN DISAPPEARED?

 

 

Featuring THOR, IRONHEART, CAPTAIN AMERICA, JEAN GREY, IRON MAN, DEADPOOL, THE THING, ODINSON, DEADPOOL, LOKI, GHOST RIDER, DOCTOR STRANGE, THE HUMAN TORCH, GAMORA, IRON FIST, AND PRACTICALLY EVERY MARVEL CHARACTER EVER.

 

MYSTERIES! RETURNS! INFINITE POSSIBILITIES!

 

Make Mine Marvel this fall, with MARVEL LEGACY #1!

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MARVEL LEGACY Announces CAPTAIN AMERICA #695
Featuring a Lenticular Cover and new creative team!

 

New York, NY—July 27, 2017—The stage has been set: this fall, MARVEL LEGACY will explode into the Marvel Universe, bringing new stories and new adventures. And no character will be left behind…including Captain America!

 

During this year’s San Diego Comic Con International, Marvel revealed its 53rd MARVEL LEGACY title: CAPTAIN AMERICA #695. Superstar creative team Mark Waid and Chris Samnee (Black Widow, Daredevil) will reunite to bring Steve Rogers’ story back to the frontlines in an all new adventure for MARVEL LEGACY – where every story is an event!

 

Marvel is also excited to unveil the lenticular cover for CAPTAIN AMERICA #695, featuring a homage cover by Alex Ross based on the classic 1968 IRON MAN #126 cover by John Romita Jr. and Bob Layton.

 

Need more MARVEL LEGACY? Visit Marvel’s hub for all things past, present and future at http://marvel.com/legacy and view creative teams, story arcs, solicits and more. And to help you make sure you collect all of your favorite titles starting this fall, Marvel is excited to provide fans with a checklist that will appear in the interior cover of all lenticular Homage Variants.

 

Join in the adventure and visit your local comic shop to pick up MARVEL LEGACY titles this fall!

They’re Back! Marvel Legacy Re-Introduces Marvel Value Stamps
Collect all 53 stamps during the Marvel Legacy run!

 

New York, NY—July 26, 2017—Who saved them? Who clipped them? Who collected them? This fall, the Marvel Universe returns to an untapped corner of its expansive history for MARVEL LEGACY with the return of the Marvel Value Stamps. Just as Marvel Legacy is bridging the past and the future of Marvel’s iconic universe, this nostalgia-based program is designed to appeal not only to core fans, but to give new readers an added extra bonus when they jump in on the start of Marvel Legacy. Comic fans may remember these fondly, while new fans and the uninitiated will be able to enjoy them without destroying their prized possessions!

 

Inspired by the classic 1970’s program where different stamps could be clipped from the letters page of Marvel books, fans will be able to collect stamps featuring all their favorite Marvel characters. These stamps will be on inserts within the regular cover editions for all first issue Marvel Legacy titles, beginning with titles debuting in October. And a proper homage to these collectible stamps wouldn’t be complete without a collectible stamp album – to be revealed!

 

Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a part of Marvel’s history…as you dive into its past and future. Be sure to stop by your local comic shop this fall to collect your Marvel Value Stamp today!

MARVEL LEGACY #1 Launch Parties Celebrate Marvel’s Exciting New Series! 
Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic kick off an exciting story – and you’re invited to join in the fun!

 

New York, NY—July 28, 2017—This fall, MARVEL LEGACY #1 will guide you through the pages of time, back to the dawn of 1,000,000 BC – when the very first Avengers took up the responsibility of being heroes. And this action-packed 50-page issue is just the tip of the iceberg for the comingMARVEL LEGACY, which finds all our heroes on journeys that will change them forever. A time when every series in the Marvel Universe will be an event within itself!

 

MARVEL LEGACY #1 provides the starting point for more than a year’s worth of stories. Mysteries, returns, and infinite possibilities await Marvel readers. This is the one comic no one will want to miss, and what better way to debut it than with a party!

 

To celebrate the kickoff to this blockbuster event, Marvel will partner with participating retail stores to host MARVEL LEGACY #1 LAUNCH PARTIES. In addition to exclusive variant covers, participating retail stores will receive exciting promotional items.

 

All qualifying retailers will receive the following as the part of the MARVEL LEGACY #1 PARTY KIT:

 

  • MARVEL LEGACY #1 PARTY Invitational Postcards (Bundle of 100)
  • FOOM Magazine offering a nostalgic look at the past present and future of Marvel Comics!*
  • MARVEL LEGACY #1 PARTY VARIANT
  • Joe Quesada Marvel Legacy # posters
  • Downloadable Cake Toppers

 

Retailers who qualify will also be eligible to order the MARVEL LEGACY #1 PARTY VARIANT and MARVEL LEGACY #1 QUESADA PREMIERE VARIANT.

 

FOOM Magazine returns, and will be presented in a format similar to the fan favorite magazine of the 70’s. Included within its pages are in-depth articles about the creation of MARVEL LEGACY, an overview of the many EIC’s that have forged Marvel Comics over the years, an examination of the Marvel bullpens of the past, a spotlight on the Infinity trilogy, a guide from Deadpool that looks ahead to his newest Legacy book – and so much more!

 

Retailers are encouraged to check their Marvel Mailer and Diamond Daily for more information about the MARVEL LEGACY #1 LAUNCH PARTIES and how to opt-in before 8/21. With a story by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic, MARVEL LEGACY #1 brings all of your favorite characters together for exciting and epic new stories.

 

Need more MARVEL LEGACY? Visit Marvel’s hub for all things past, present and future at http://marvel.com/legacy and view creative teams, story arcs, solicits, and more.

 

Head to your local comic shop on September 27th to get your hands on MARVEL LEGACY #1!

 

 

MARVEL LEGACY #1 (JUL170990)

Written by JASON AARON

Art by ESAD RIBIC

Double Gatefold Cover by JOE QUESADA

Lenticular Cover (Non-Gatefold) by JOE QUESADA

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