There is a lot of Marvel news this week! And, some pretty exciting items coming to comic shops. The firs that I’m excited about is a special one shot with C-3PO of Star Wars. The answer that is on a lot of fans’ minds is how did he get a red arm in Force Awakens? Well, this comic will be answering that. Another item that I’m curious about is Marvel’s new Point One which will give preview to the all new comics universe spinning out of Secret Wars. Doctor Strange is getting his own series after many years of not. Then there’s Red Wolf, which is a great comic that should be featured because it will have one of the only Native American super heroes that I know of. I don’t think there’s a lot, or even has been a lot in the Marvel universe, so it’s great to see this diversity. Other news bits are summaries of Hellcat, Contest of Champions, the Marvel Cinematic Universe Guidebook, and a Graphic Audio of Kraven’s Last Hunt with Spider-Man.
Oh, and Gwenpool. Gwenpool!? Gwen Stacy and Deadpool as one? I may have to read this comic.
How Did C-3PO Get His Red Arm?! Find Out in STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1!
Witness the Story of How C-3PO Acquired His New Arm This December!
New York, NY—September 8th, 2015 — This December, experience a very special one-shot: an exciting new chapter in the Star Wars saga! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3P0 #1, launching as part of Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Reuniting acclaimed & award-winning creators James Robinson and Tony Harris for the first time in nearly two decades, follow everyone’s favorite protocol droid on a solo adventure leading up to his appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
Plus, the burning question will be answered here: How did C-3P0 get that red arm?!
STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1 is the only place to learn the shocking truth behind how C-3PO lost his original arm – and the exciting origins of how he gained a new one!
“That’s a really exciting part of doing this story,” says writer James Robinson. “I saw a photo of C-3PO with his red arm the other day and I thought ‘Wow, I’m the writer who gets to explain that’.”
You may be fluent in over six million forms of communication…but this book is a must have in any language! Don’t miss the exciting origin of C-3PO’s crimson appendage this December, only in STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1!
STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art & Cover by TONY HARRIS
On Sale This December!
All-New, All-Different Marvel Point One #1 Takes You
Eight Months Into the Future!
Featuring New Stories From Six Upcoming Marvel Titles!
New York, NY — After Secret Wars, it’s an All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe! This October, don’t miss your one-stop entry point into the changes, mysteries and shocking status quos that have developed in the eight months that have passed in the Marvel Universe. Today Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL POINT ONE #1! Featuring new stories of DAREDEVIL, CARNAGE, ALL-NEW INHUMANS, ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS – this exciting launch issue is your first window into a new Marvel Universe! Featuring all-star talent from across the comic industry, fans won’t want to miss the kickoff to six new Marvel titles in ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL POINT ONE #1 – on sale in October!
ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL POINT ONE #1 (AUG150692)
Written by AL EWING, CHARLES SOULE, SKOTTIE YOUNG,
GERRY CONWAY and MARC GUGGENHEIM
Art by FELIPE ANDRADE, RON GARNEY, PACO MEDINA, GERMAN PERALTA,
MIKE PERKINS and STEFANO CASELLI
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Variant Cover A (AUG150693) and B (AUG150694) by DAVID MARQUEZ
Kirby Monster Variant by PAUL POPE (AUG150695)
FOC – 9/14/14, On-Sale – 10/7/15
The Doctor Is In! Your First Look at DOCTOR STRANGE #1!
New York, NY—September 10th, 2015 — The Sorcerer Supreme returns for his first ongoing series in nearly twenty years, and he’s making house calls! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside DOCTOR STRANGE #1, the new ongoing series from blockbuster creators Jason Aaron (Star Wars, Thor) and Chris Bachalo (Uncanny X-Men, Avengers)! Prepare for a side of the Marvel Universe you’ve never seen before as the magical, mystical and all things weird lie at every turn! And if you don’t know where to turn – call the Doctor. From inside his Sanctum Sanctorum – the Master of the Mystic Arts defends the Marvel Universe from any and all supernatural threats.
But a dark new power is rising. One that will have repercussions for all magic users. The threat is growing, and Strange knows he won’t be powerful enough to stop it. If he is to have any kind of hope, it’ll take a new kind of Sorcerer Supreme. Because all magic comes with a price, and it’s high time Stephen Strange balanced the scales.
This issue also contains a bonus five-page story by Jason Aaron and industry legend Kevin Nowlan setting up major story-threads!
The epic adventure begins this October as Marvel’s mightiest magician takes a battle axe straight to evil in DOCTOR STRANGE #1!
DOCTOR STRANGE #1 (AUG150741)
Written by JASON AARON
Art by CHRIS BACHALO & KEVIN NOWLAN
Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
Variant Covers by JOE QUESADA (AUG150749), JAKUB REBELKA (AUG150748),
KEVIN NOWLAN (AUG150747), SKOTTIE YOUNG (AUG150744)
Hip Hop Variant by JUAN DOE (AUG150742)
Cosplay Variant by ALLEN LEE HANSARD (AUG150743)
Kirby Monster Variant by ERICA HENDERSON (AUG150751)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (AUG150745)
Quesada Sketch Variant Also Available (AUG150750)
Blank Variant Also Available (AUG150746)
FOC – 09/14/15, On-Sale – 10/07/15
RED WOLF #1 – MARVEL’S PREMIER NATIVE-AMERICAN HERO
RECEIVES NEW ONGOING SERIES!
New York, NY — September 9th, 2015 — The Marvel Universe’s American Southwest now has a superhero to call its very own – the mysterious new hero, RED WOLF! Recently seen within the pages of Secret Wars’ 1872, this new hero is suddenly thrust into the new Marvel Universe as its latest righteousness defender no matter what it takes! An outsider and an honest man, Red Wolf is going to need all his wits, and both his fists, to serve and protect this new world from the corrupt organizations that want to control this already stifling landscape of the gritty and harsh American Southwest.
Series writer Nathan Edmondson (Black Widow, Punisher) is joined by artist Dalibor Talajić (Uncanny X-Force, Empire of the Dead) and cover artist Jeffrey Veregge, a member of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe based out of Kingston, Washington, who’s also of Suquamish and Duwamish decent. Veregge will also be providing consulting when it comes to characterization and design for the new series.
“There’s not a character like Red Wolf out there right now,” Veregge told Mashableat the time of the series announcement. “As a native, I’m really excited to see that he can do things, he can figure out things and stand with Captain America, and hold his own in this universe. That’s what’s awesome about it: You have all these characters of different nationalities and ethnicities, but it’s not all about their culture. It’s about them being a hero.”
There’s something about that harsh terrain of the American Southwest that requires an adaptable, thoughtful, resourceful hero, and that’s Red Wolf all over,” said series editor Jacob Thomas. “He doesn’t have amped up strength or tech, he’s got quick wits, hard fists, and an unshakeable sense of justice. Underestimate him at your own peril.”
This December, the new Marvel Universe gains a new hero who pledges to never let the crushing hands of ruthlessness control those who cannot defend themselves. Red Wolf is here to keep order and maintain peace…no matter the cost.
RED WOLF #1
Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON
Art by DALIBOR TALAJIC
Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE
Variant Cover by DALE KEOWN
PATSY WALKER, A.K.A HELLCAT! #1 – This December the Cat is out of the Bag
with Marvel’s Latest Female-led Series!
New York, NY — September 10th, 2015 —This December, Hellcat makes the leap from fan-favorite guest star to fan-favorite headliner in PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT!
Written by Kate Leth (Adventure Time) and with art by Brittney Williams (Lumberjanes), PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT! will spotlight this modern-day superhero who refuses to say NO to any adventure even if it does prove to be more than what she can handle.
“I want to continue the thread of her being the kind of girl who calls you up out of the blue and you always say yes, because it’s an adventure,” says Leth. “She’s a super hero martial-arts wiz that can sense mystical energy! She learned how to fight on the moon, so you KNOW she’s good at what she does and has the history to back it up.”
Beginning her heroic career with the Avengers and then becoming a core member of the Defenders, Hellcat’s new series will be inviting readers into a no-nonsense journey following this kick-ass super hero as she tries to make a name for herself alongside some of the most powerful Marvel heroines around.
“With this series, Kate and Brittney are going to provide a unique spin on the super hero, providing readers with a Patsy Walker who is both supremely relatable and supremely awesome,” says editor Wil Moss. “And look for guest appearances by all of Marvel’s top female heroes, including She-Hulk, Kate Bishop, Captain Marvel and maybe even the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl!”
This December, Patsy Walker plans to claw her way to the top no matter what it takes! Be here for this brand new, action-packed series as this feline femme fatale reestablishes herself among Marvel’s mightiest within in the pages of PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT!
PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT #1
Written by KATE LETH
Art & Cover by BRITTNEY WILLIAMS
Variant Cover by GEORGE PEREZ
On Sale in December!
New York, NY— Your eyes do NOT deceive you, True Believer. She’s real, and she’s making landfall in the Marvel Universe this November! Introducing…GWENPOOL! Making her thunderous debut in November’s HOWARD THE DUCK #1 – meet the character that’s already taking the world by storm!
She’s smart, she’s charming, and she can shoot and stab her way through a gaggle of Hydra goons before you know it! And she’s coming to our universe for special backup stories in HOWARD THE DUCK #1 – #3 – written by Christopher Hastings with art by Marvel newcomer Danilo Beyruth! A stranger in a strange land, she’ll enlist the aid of someone who knows a thing or two about being from an alternate universe – Howard the Duck! Now birds of a feather, the Marvelous Mallard is about to show Gwenpool the ins and outs of her new home – the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe!
Then, tis the season in December’s GWENPOOL SPECIAL #1 – as the biggest creators and biggest heroes from across the Marvel Universe band together for holiday cheer! She-Hulk throws a party and invites the entire Marvel U! Deadpool and both Hawkeyes – Kate & Clint – team up to take down a holiday pickpocket! Ms. Marvel battles her most dangerous threat yet: the holiday blues! And of course, the woman of the hour, Gwenpool herself! Featuring Gerry Duggan, Charles Soule, Christopher Hastings, Danilo Beyruth, Langdon Foss, Gurihiru and more – this is one you won’t want to miss!
She’s here, and she’s ready to slice and dice her way into your heart – literally. Don’t miss her exciting debut and origin in the HOWARD THE DUCK #1 – #3 beginning this November and pick up GWENPOOL SPECIAL #1 this December!
HOWARD THE DUCK #1 (SEP150773)
Written by CHIP ZDARSKY & CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS
Art by JOE QUINONES & DANILO BEYRUTH
Gwenpool Variant by RON LIM (JUL158701)
FOC – 10/12/15, On-Sale – 11/04/15
GWENPOOL SPECIAL #1
Written by GERRY DUGGAN, CHARLES SOULE, CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS & MORE
Art by DANILO BEYRUTH, LANGDON FOSS, GURIHIRU & MORE
Cover by KRIS ANKA
Gwenpool Variant by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
She-Hulk Variant by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
On Sale in December!
Let the Games Begin – Your New Look at CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #1!
New York, NY—September 9th, 2015— The Secret Wars may be over, but the battle is just beginning! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #1 – the brand-new in-continuity ongoing series inspired by the hit mobile game! Written by Al Ewing with art by Paco Medina – enter the Battlerealm, a broken section of space-time where cosmic beings gamble for the ultimate power. Where unwilling pawns from across the Marvel Universe do battle for their very lives, locked in combat with friends, foes and everything in between. Even those long dead are not immune to the Contest. As heroes and villains from various universes are mysteriously transported to Battlerealm, the war is about to begin. To the winners go the ultimate prize – their continued existence. The same cannot be said for the losers. Who will survive….the CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS? Find out this October!
CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #1 (AUG150731)
Written by AL EWING
Art & Cover by PACO MEDINA
Variant Covers by MARK BAGLEY (AUG150733), SKOTTIE YOUNG (AUG150734),
And LEINIL YU (AUG150735)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (AUG150732)
Connecting Variant by RON LIM (AUG150736)
Contest of Champions Game Variant by KABAM w/GABRIEL FRIZZERA (AUG150737)
Hip-Hop Variant by DENYS COWAN (AUG150738)
Kirby Monster Variant by DAN BRERETON (AUG150739)
Blank Variant Also Available (AUG150740)
FOC – 09/14/15, On-Sale 10/07/15
The Official Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe Begins This October!
New York, NY—September 9th, 2015 — At long last, the Marvel Cinematic Universe receives its own guidebook! Beginning this October, go deeper than ever before in the very first GUIDEBOOK TO THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE! In the vein of the classic Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe, take a deep dive into the fan-favorite Marvel Studios films and Marvel Television series and see their genesis in the pages of Marvel Comics!
But this isn’t your daddy’s Official Handbook – the new MCU Guidebooks are completely overhauled. Sleeker, slicker and jam-packed with information about the people, places and things across the entirety of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chock full of “fast facts,” movie-to-comic comparisons and production stills – these comprehensive compilations are essential reading for hardcore Marvel fans!
Kicking off this October with GUIDEBOOK TO THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE – MARVEL’S IRON MAN – witness the rise of Tony Stark into the Armored Avenger from a new perspective, with an indispensable volume of information on Marvel Studios’ first blockbuster hit! Then, November brings the GUIDEBOOK TO THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE – MARVEL’S INCREDIBLE HULK/MARVEL’S IRON MAN 2. This second issue, in a fantastic flipbook format, shines a spotlight on the Jade Giant’s gamma-fueled feature film along with Iron Man’s second silver-screen outing!
Relive all the big-screen thrills of the Marvel Cinematic Universe this October, and build your library of reference books as the first GUIDEBOOK TO THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere!
GUIDEBOOK TO THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE – MARVEL’S IRON MAN
Written by MIKE O’SULLIVAN & THE OHOTMU TEAM
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
On-Sale in October!
GUIDEBOOK TO THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE – MARVEL’S INCREDIBLE HULK/MARVEL’S IRON MAN 2
Written by MIKE O’SULLIVAN & THE OHOTMU TEAM
Covers by MIKE DEL MUNDO & PASCAL CAMPION
On-Sale in November!
LISTEN to MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: KRAVEN’S LAST HUNT
New York, NY, September 8, 2015 – GraphicAudio®, in conjunction with Marvel, presents the audio adaptation of SPIDER-MAN: KRAVEN’S LAST HUNT.
Experience the classic, genre-defining Spider-Man shocker like never before in this new audio adaptation! After years of crushing defeats at the hands of the web-slinger, Russian aristocrat, Kraven the Hunter decides to battle Spider-Man in one final showdown to determine who the superior warrior is. Kraven usurps the mantle of Spider-Man, but must prove himself superior to his nemesis by defeating the one villain he was unable to defeat on his own, the cannibalistic Vermin.
Adapted from the Marvel Prose novel, this landmark Marvel story becomes more haunting than ever through this GraphicAudio production. Bone-chilling and gripping, SPIDER-MAN: KRAVEN’S LAST HUNT will envelop listeners with riveting performances by a full cast, rich cinematic music, and vivid sound effects.
Listen to a sample scene audio clip of SPIDER-MAN: KRAVEN’S LAST HUNT now: http://tinyurl.com/ptpjv88
Available at www.GraphicAudio.net/Marvel and via the FREE GraphicAudio Access™ Mobile App, which allows customers to directly download titles on their Android or iOS smartphones and tablets.
GraphicAudio CD formats and Marvel Prose novel editions also available at comic shops and Spidey-loving bookstores near you!
Marvel’s SPIDER-MAN: KRAVEN’S LAST HUNT prose novel available at: http://tinyurl.com/q4r9wjs
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