Marvel Comics News Digest 8/22 – 8/26/16

This week had a lot of teaser images for the upcoming Champions series set to debut.  Also announced and available is a free prelude to Mosaic – a new Inhuman.  Some variant covers were announced.  But, the most interesting of all the announcements is a teaser for something known as MU…



Change the World – Your First Look Inside CHAMPIONS #1!

New York, NY—August 26th, 2016 — The Marvel Universe is fractured. Heroes who once stood together now position themselves in against one another. The next generation of heroes are fed up! It’s time for a change. It’s time for a brighter tomorrow. Enter…the CHAMPIONS! Six determined young heroes out to change the world. Get ready to meet them in Marvel’s CHAMPIONS #1 – a brand-new ongoing series launching this October as the flagship title of Marvel NOW!


Eisner Award winning writer Mark Waid and Eisner Award nominated artist Humberto Ramos join forces to bring you a brand new super team for a brand new era. A teen team supreme that refuses to adhere to the outdated ways of old and is ready to change the world on their own terms. It’s time to be heroes again, and Ms. Marvel, Miles Morales, Nova, Viv Vision, Cyclops and the Totally Awesome Hulk are striking out on their own to make a new future. Not Avengers. Not Defenders. They are – Champions!


“To their mind – the reputation of super heroes has taken a very public beating and they’re very intent on proving to the world that super heroes still have value and still have relevance,” says writer Mark Waid in an interview with


It doesn’t take a Tony Stark or Captain America to make a difference. All it takes is six young heroes and you can change the world. A new day is dawning – and these six are just getting started! Be there for their first outing as Marvel NOW! shifts into high gear in CHAMPIONS #1 – coming to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on October 5th!


CHAMPIONS #1 (AUG160733)

Written by MARK WAID

Party Variant by JAY FOSGITT (AUG160748)
Variant Covers by ALEX ROSS (
AUG160734) & SKOTTIE YOUNG (AUG160735)

Champions Variant by MARK BROOKS (AUG160739)

Classic Ghost Rider Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (AUG160737)
Miles & Hulk Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (
Hip-Hop Variant by RAHZZAH (
Captain America 75
th Anniversary Variant Also Available (AUG160738)
Blank Cover Available (
FOC – 09/05/16, On-Sale – 10/05/16

Meet MOSAIC With FREE Prelude Story Available Now!
Get Acquainted With the Newest Marvel Inhuman Ahead of New Series!

New York, NY—August 24th, 2016 — You’ve heard about his new series. You’ve seen his first appearance in the pages of Uncanny Inhumans. Before he explodes onto the scene in his new ongoing series, read the FREE 10 page MOSAIC PRELUDE – available right now via the Marvel Comics App and the Marvel Digital Comics Store! American screenwriter and novelist Geoffrey Thorne (Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man) and artist Khary Randolph (Deadpool: The Gauntlet) introduce the world to the character that will have the world talking!

Mosaic centers on Morris Sackett – professional basketball player and celebrity. Loved by millions, hated by his teammates. Only Morris is secretly something else – something Inhuman. Coming into contact with the transformative Terrigen Mists has given Morris spectacular new abilities. Imbued with the power to jump from person-to-person like a ghost, Morris can control the bodies and memories of those he inhabits. Only these fantastic new abilities come at a grave cost. With his own body destroyed, the one-time superstar athlete must rely on others to survive. But can he?

The saga of Marvel’s newest hero is about to begin. Check out the FREE MOSAIC PRELUDE from Thorne & Randolph right now. Plus – don’t miss the highly anticipated MOSAIC #1, in stores this October!




Available Free Digitally


MOSAIC #1 (AUG160811)




Variant Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH (AUG160815)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (AUG160812)

Hip-Hop Variant by MARCO D’ALFONSO (AUG160814)

Teaser Variant by MIKE DEODATO (AUG160813)

FOC – 09/19/16, On-Sale – 10/12/16

Marvel is Proud to Introduce STEAM Variants this Fall

November Variant Campaign to Promote Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math


New York, NY—Aug 22nd, 2016 — Marvel’s best and brightest heroes are stepping to the head of the class for a series of special variant covers! Marvel is pleased to announce 5 special STEAM Variants coming to some of your favorite Marvel titles this November!


“Our characters have been exciting fans for ages,” says David Gabriel, SVP Sales & Marketing, Marvel Comics. “With our new STEAM Variants, we plan to continue to motivate our fans to explore their passions in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math and present these disciplines through some of our favorite young heroes who are doing just that – following their dreams and preparing for the challenges that await them ahead.”


We are excited to reveal the following STEAM Variants by some of Marvel’s great cover artists:

S (science) – MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR #13 by Joyce Chin

T (technology) – SPIDER-MAN #10 by Pasqual Ferry

E (engineering)— INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 by Mike McKone

A (art) — CHAMPIONS #2 by Pascal Campion

M (math) – GWENPOOL #8 by Will Sliney


Through Marvel’s STEAM Variants, this campaign plans to ignite the spark of creativity and innovation that fuels and empowers the very heroes that have helped inspire generations around the world.


This November, join Marvel at your local comic shop as we continue to inspire champions of education, seekers of enlightenment, and the next generation of visionaries with Marvel’s STEAM Variants.

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