Marvel Comics News July 19 – July 25 2015

There is surprisingly not a lot of news concerning Marvel this week.  If you look at last week there were a lot of big announcements.  Not that this week has a lack of big announcements, but it seems to have slowed down for the moment.  First, catch the Marvel Unlimited sale.  It’s a great subscription service that I use where you can have access to thousands of comics on your digital devices.  It’s an easy way to get started with the Marvel universe or continue on.  Next is news with the Star Wars comics, Jack Kirby cover variants, and coloring Deadpool.



Join Marvel Unlimited for One Penny and Enjoy Over 17,000 Digital Comics

New York, NY— July 24th, 2015 —Marvel has extended its current popular Marvel Unlimited sale and is inviting fans to experience over 75 years of Marvel Comics through for a penny! For only 1¢ for the first month of a Marvel Unlimited monthly subscription, new subscribers will be able to experience the greatest Marvel fan experience – access to over 17,000 digital Marvel comics!* 

Unlock the Marvel Universe for only a penny through Marvel Unlimited by using the Promo Code PENNY at Marvel Unlimited checkout and prepare yourself for some of the greatest Marvel Comics featuring The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Daredevil, Spider-Man and many more!  This amazing gift 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, characters or creators. 

Want to learn about Marvel’s Civil War? Marvel Unlimited will show you the entire series and offer you a step-by-step suggested reading order. Curious about who Ant-Man is? Marvel Unlimited is here to provide you with his most heroic Marvel moments. Love Sara Pichelli’s artistic style? Marvel Unlimited can now show you some of her most acclaimed work all in one place. 

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 dive into the deep end of the Marvel Universe!

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Luke Skywalker’s Journey Continues – Your First Look at STAR WARS #8!

This August, the next arc of the chart-topping hit series begins! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at STAR WARS #8 – as blockbuster writer Jason Aaron is joined for the first time by new series artist Stuart Immonen (All-New X-Men, All-New Captain America)! After discovering the journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, more determined than ever continues his quest to learn about the history of the Jedi. A quest that will take him to the center of the galaxy – to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant! But what he and R2-D2 uncover on their journey to the massive city-planet may be more than he bargained for. Meanwhile, at the far end of the galaxy, Han Solo & Princess Leia are confronted by a most unexpected foe! Don’t miss the start of a brand-new arc as critically acclaimed artist Stuart Immonen joins the Rebellion this August for STAR WARS #8!


STAR WARS #8 (MAY150780)
Written by JASON AARON

Variant Cover by JOHN CASSADAY (MAY150781)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (MAY150782)
Sketch Variant by STUART IMMONEN (

FOC – 07/27/15, On-Sale – 08/19/15

Creatures to Life This October!

New York, NY—July 21st, 2015— When monsters ruled the Marvel Universe, the wildly imaginative brain and pencil of Jack Kirby brought dozens upon dozens of these creatures to life. Monster comics may be a thing of the past, but Marvel is celebrating their legacy this October with over twenty-five KIRBY MONSTER VARIANTS coming to some of Marvel’s biggest new titles! Featuring some of the industry’s most legendary and iconic artists, witness the inimitable imagination of Jack Kirby brought to life by Geof Darrow, Paul Pope, Art Adams, Eric Powell, Simon Bisley, Cliff Chiang and many, many more!

“Before helping to create the Marvel Universe we all know and love, Kirby lent his genius to creating all manner of creatures for titles like Tales to Astonish, Journey Into Mystery, Strange Tales and more,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “We’re beyond thrilled to celebrate him and bring these characters back to the fore this October for the KIRBY MONSTER VARIANT program.”

Groot! Fin Fang Foom! Orrgo! Lo-Karr, Bringer of Doom! Look for these exciting KIRBY MONSTER VARIANTS coming later this year:

· A-Force #5 The Crawling Creature Variant by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
· Avengers #0 Devil Dinosaur Variant by DAVID MARQUEZ
· All-New, All-Different Point One #1 Nezarr, the Calculator Variant by PAUL POPE
· All-New Hawkeye #1 Elektro Variant by JEFF LEMIRE
· Amazing Spider-Man #2 Infant Terrible Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
· Ant-Man #1 Scarlet Beetle Variant by TRADD MOORE
· Captain America: White #3 Jinni Demon Variant by GLENN FABRY
· Civil War #5 Lo-Karr, Bringer of Doom Variant by JOHN CASSADAY
· Contest of Champions #1 Xemnu the Titan Variant by DAN BRERETON
· Doctor Strange #1 Awesome Android Variant by ERICA HENDERSON
· Extraordinary X-Men #2 Yeti Variant by PHIL NOTO
· Groot #5 Quonian Variant by CHRISTIAN WARD
· Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Groot Variant by MIKE ALLRED
· House of M #4 Kraa the Unhuman Variant by DAVE JOHNSON
· Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 Orrgo Variant by MICHAEL DEL MUNDO
· Invincible Iron Man #2 Fin Fang Foom Variant by MARK BROOKS
· Karnak #1 Rommbu Variant by ERIC POWELL
· Ms. Marvel #19 Wrecker’s Robot Variant by CLIFF CHIANG
· New Avengers #2 The Blip Variant by SIMON BISLEY
· S.H.I.E.L.D. #11 Poker Face Variant by JAMES STOKOE
· Sam Wilson, Captain America #2 Zetora Variant by TONY MOORE
· Spider-Gwen #1 Hypno-Creature Variant by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
· Spider-Man 2099 #2 Ulvar Variant by CHRIS SAMNEE
· The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 Thorr Variant by CHRIS BACHALO
· Uncanny Avengers #1 Mangog Variant by GEOF DARROW
· Uncanny Inhumans #1 Vandoom’s Monster Variant by ART ADAMS
No fan can afford to miss out on these exciting variants featuring some of Jack Kirby’s unforgettable creature designs. Be there when the KIRBY MONSTER VARIANTS explode into comic shops beginning later this year!

COLOR YOUR OWN DEADPOOL Puts the Hue in Humor in 2016!
New Line of Adult Coloring Books Expands to Include Deadpool!

New York, NY—July 21st, 2015— Deadpool is many things. Mercenary. X-Man. Soon-to-be-Uncanny Avenger (we’re not kidding). But next February, he’s breaking new ground. Taking the world by storm in a whole new way. That’s right – adult coloring books! Deadpool’s got guns, he’s got grenades, he’s got swords. But this January, he needs YOU! Because the Merc with a Mouth is the Merc Without Color – and he needs your help to fill in the lines with the COLOR YOUR OWN DEADPOOL adult coloring book.

Called therapeutic and stress relieving by the New Yorker, Adult Coloring Books are the perfect way to unwind after a long day. And what could be more stress relieving than sitting down for a night of coloring with Deadpool? We can’t think of anything! Jam packed with 120 pages of Deadpool goodness, fans of all ages can be part of the creative process as they bring to life artwork from some of Marvel’s biggest artists! Now is your chance to color inside the lines – or not! What color will you make Deadpool? Red is so last season, after all.                                                                                                         

So dig out those crayons, markers and colored pencils, True Believer. But don’t forget your imagination – you’re going to need it! Channel your creative energies, unwind after a hard day’s work, and spend some quality time with the Merc with a Mouth! Look for COLOR YOUR OWN DEADPOOL on sale this January!

Plus – don’t miss the first entry in Marvel’s exciting upcoming adult coloring book line when the AGE OF ULTRON COLORING BOOK is released this October!



120 Pages….$9.99

On Sale in January!


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