Marvel Comics News Digest 12/21 – 12/24/15

It’s the post-Christmas Marvel Comics news digest!  This week had a few announcements, the top being Old Man Logan.  Also not to be overlooked are Gwenpool and the preview of the first All New Marvel Avengers crossover: Standoff.  Check out the discount of Marvel Unlimited as well!






MU-Holiday-PromoNew York, NY— December 23rd, 2015—Are you looking for the best apps to download on that new phone or tablet? Look no further! This holiday season, Marvel is inviting fans to explore a universe of content through Marvel Unlimited!  From now until the end of the year, Marvel Unlimited is offering new and returning subscribers their first month free! For the first month of a Marvel Unlimited monthly subscription, new and returning subscribers will be able to enjoy free access to over 17,000 digital Marvel comics including the new Marvel Star Wars comics – Star Wars, Darth Vader, Princess Leia and Kanan: The Last Padawan and over 500 Star WarsLegends digital comic books!


Start a new subscription or share as a gift by using the Promo Code COMICS16 at Marvel Unlimited Checkout and prepare for some of the greatest adventures ever from the Marvel, Disney Kingdoms, Star Wars Legends, and Star Wars Universes!  Marvel Unlimited is accessible on the web and through the Marvel Unlimited app on iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ devices. Plus, new subscribers will also receive a free gift – a Digital Comics Starter Pack consisting of digital copies of All-New, All-Different Point One #1 (2015), Avengers #0 (2015), Captain America: Sam Wilson #1 (2015), Doctor Strange #1 (2015), The Astonishing Ant-Man #1 (2015) and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 (2015). Users will receive separate codes to redeem their Digital Comics Starter Pack via email on or about 1/11/16.


New to the Marvel Universe and don’t know where to start? No need to worry! Marvel Unlimited subscribers have access to the DISCOVER section of Marvel Unlimited. Subscribers are now able to discover easy-to-follow avenues into the Marvel and Star Wars Universes by being able to search by their favorite storylines, characters or creators.


Additionally, the next generation of Star Wars comics is now available in Marvel Unlimited beginning with the critically acclaimed and record breaking Star Wars #1 by Jason Aaron and John Cassaday. With over 17,000 digital comics available through one app, this is sure to be one of the best presents you can offer this year for fans of all ages!


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  • Offer valid from 12/23/15 12:00pm EST to 01/10/16 11:59pm EST. First month free; subsequent months billed at then-current monthly subscription fee (currently $9.99/month) unless and until cancelled.


Digital Comics Starter Pack consists of digital copies of All-New All-Different Point One #1 (2015), Avengers #0 (2015), Captain America: Sam Wilson #1 (2015), Doctor Strange #1 (2015), The Astonishing Ant-Man #1 (2015), and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl#1 (2015). Users will receive separate code to redeem Digital Comics Starter Pack via email on or about 01/11/16. Redemption of Digital Comics Starter Pack requires internet connection and account. Digital Comics Starter Pack can be accessed via the Marvel Digital Comics Shop and the Marvel Comics app.


Offer is open to new and former (now-cancelled) Marvel Unlimited members. Offer not valid on gift subscriptions, Annual or Annual Plus memberships. Valid payment card required to redeem offer. Cancel anytime through My Account following registration.  Auto-renewal and other terms and conditions apply; please see Marvel Unlimited Terms of Use for terms and for further details.


Older. Wiser. Sharper. Your New Look at OLD MAN LOGAN #1!


New York, NY—December 21st, 2015 — This January, sharpen  your claws and prepare for the coming of a new kind of Wolverine. Straight out of the pages of Secret Wars comes an older, wiser and much more deadly Logan. And his adventure in the restored Marvel Universe begins as critically acclaimed creators Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino bring you OLD MAN LOGAN #1 – a brand new ongoing series! Decades from now, a day will come when the villains of the Marvel Universe will band together and rid the world of its heroes. Only Logan now remains, having committed an untold number of atrocities of his own.  But when he winds up in the Marvel Universe of today, he’ll finally get his chance to make his future right. By ANY MEANS NECESSARY. Can one man change history? Is the world ready for the return of Logan? Find out as he cuts a bloody swath through the Marvel Universe in OLD MAN LOGAN #1!


OLD MAN LOGAN #1 (NOV150733)

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (NOV150734)

Hip-Hop Variant by TIM BRADSTREET (NOV150735)

Deadpool Variant by MIKE MCKONE (NOV150737)

Variant Cover by MIKE DEODATO (NOV150736)

FOC – 12/21/15, On-Sale – 01/27/16

AVENGERS: STANDOFF Takes Over Your Comic Shop For Launch Parties This March!
The Mystery of Pleasant Hill Unfolds at Your Local Comic Shop!


AVENGERS: STANDOFF is coming.  And Marvel is making sure all comic book stores worldwide are armed and ready to uncover the truth behind Pleasant Hill whenAVENGERS STANDOFF: ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL ALPHA #1 comes to retail stores in March! In addition to being among the first to purchase and read the first chapter of this epic crossover, fans will also be able to receive special items exclusive to these launch parties.


Each retailer opting in to the event by February 1st will receive an AVENGERS: STANDOFF party kit from Marvel, containing exclusive promotional materials. Check your Marvel Mailer for more information on how to opt-in and ensure your store has access to these promo items.


“It looks like any other remote small town, only Pleasant Hill is anything but,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “STANDOFF is going to have some long reaching effects on the Avengers titles and the Marvel Universe as a whole. Shocking twists, new players, and new teams await and we’re making sure comic shops are armed and ready.”


All qualifying retailers will receive the following as part of the Avengers: Standoff Party Kit:


Avengers: Standoff Invitational Postcards

Avengers: Standoff Build Your Own Captain America Promo Item 1 (of 6)

Avengers: Standoff Exclusive Party Variant

Avengers: Standoff Gwenpool Party Lithograph

Mass media promotion around the launch of Avengers: Standoff and the associated parties


Retailers who qualify will also be eligible to order the AVENGERS STANDOFF: ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL ALPHA #1 exclusive Gwenpool party variant. Everyone wants to know the secrets hiding in Pleasant Hill. Even the Marvel Universe’s newest resident, Gwenpool! From Marvel newcomer Jay Fosgitt, don’t miss this exciting variant only available at launch parties.


Retailers, please check the Marvel Mailer or Diamond Daily for regular updates about the Avengers: Standoff Launch Parties.


Be there as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes unite when the epic crossover officially kicks off in AVENGERS STANDOFF: ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL ALPHA #1 this Spring and continues in All-New, All-Different Avengers, Sam Wilson: Captain America, Uncanny Avengers, New Avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Ultimates and Illuminati



Art & Cover by JESUS SAIZ

Gwenpool Party Variant by JAY FOSGITT

On Sale in March!

Avengers_Standoff_Assault_on_Pleasant_Hill_Alpha_Gwenpool_Party_Variant Avengers_Standoff_Checklist

Comic Shops This April!


New York, NY—December 22nd, 2015 — 2015’s overnight sensation is taking center stage next year and slicing and dicing her way into her very own ongoing series! That’s right world, get ready for THE UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL #1 – coming at you in April from Gwenpool Holiday Special creators Christopher Hastings and Gurihiru! Strap in True Believers, you ain’t seen nothing yet!


Gwen Poole used to be a comic book reader just like you…until one day she woke up INSIDE the Marvel Universe! Now the characters she read about are all real! But they can’t be really real, right? This must all be fake, or a dream or something right? You know what that means – NO CONSEQUENCES! First order of business, get a costume and start fighting crime. Why? Because that’s what everyone who has a solo series does!


“The series is a lot about her believing she’s in a fictional world with no consequences,” says series writer Christopher Hastings, speaking with Entertainment Weekly. “She’s seen everyone come back to life at some point, and it sort of seems like she’s living in a video game. And then the book is going to be the universe fighting back at that. Like, ‘you can’t really get away with everything’ is kind of the struggle there.”


No power. No responsibility. No rules. No limits. The Marvel Universe has a new player, and she’ll shoot and slice her way through friend and foe alike. Could she truly be Marvel’s least role-modely and least responsible character to date? She can if she tries! Be there this April as this marvelous mercenary makes her explosive entrance in THE UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL #1!



Art & Cover by GURIHIRU

On Sale in April!


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