Marvel Comics News Digest 9/12 – 9/16/16

This packed Marvel News Digest has previews for some great upcoming series and other items.  Among the highlights is the Disney Kingdoms Enchanted Tiki Room, Darth Vader’s finale, iOS stickers, Mosaic, and a teaser for Monsters Unleashed.  Also check out Black Panther – Nation Under Our Feet, Great Lake Avengers, Spider-Man’s upcoming conflict with the Jackal, Wolverine, and Solo.

ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM #1 Brings Feathery Fun in First Look!
All-New Disney Kingdoms Series Launching This October


New York, NY – September 12th, 2016 – The world famous attraction comes to Marvel Comics for an all-new adventure! Today, Marvel Entertainment and the minds at Walt Disney Imagineering are proud to present your first look inside ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM #1, the newest Disney Kingdoms limited series launching October 5th! Pack your sunscreen and catch the boat, because creators Jon Adams and Horacio Domingues are taking you on a tropical Disney Kingdoms vacation.


Welcome to the Enchanted Tiki Room, a place of legend…of fantasy…and mystery! Here, on an isolated and mysterious island, almost anything can happen. And often does! Inside the island’s Enchanted Tiki Room – an astonishing cast of birds, plants and ancient Tiki gods spring to life. As the next boat arrives carrying new visitors, what stories will unfold, what mysteries will be revealed and how are they all connected?


Launching under the Disney Kingdoms banner, Enchanted Tiki Room has been created in close partnership with the designers, producers and creative directors at Walt Disney Imagineering. Joining other critically-acclaimed hits like The Haunted Manion, Figment, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and more – Disney Kingdoms titles present exciting new adventures that expand upon the beloved lands, attractions and characters of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.


Your journey is about to begin, so grab your flip-flops, pop open your beach chair and uncover the mystery and the magic on October 5th with ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM #1! Plus, look for the ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM #1 POSTER, available at your local comic shops on October 12th (AUG161041)!




ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM #1 POSTER Also Available (AUG161041)

Written by JON ADAMS



Orange Bird Variant Cover by JASON GRANDT (AUG160952)

Connecting Variant Cover by JASON GRANDT (AUG160954)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (AUG160953)

Variant Cover by JODY DALY (AUG160955)

Elements based on Enchanted Tiki Room © Disney

FOC – 9/12/16, On-Sale – 10/5/16

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Power Up your iMessage with Marvel Stickers


New York, NY—September 13, 2016 — Today, the Marvel Universe is proud to boost and enhance the power of communication with the newly announced MARVEL STICKERS collection, available on the App Store for iMessage for iPhone® and iPad® users with the release of iOS 10.


Your messages are about to get a lot more heroic with MARVEL STICKERS! With this inaugural MARVEL STICKERS collection, “Items of Power,” iPhone and iPad users can now express themselves creatively, become a part of the Marvel Universe, and further show off what they are feeling. With the very first sticker pack directly from the House of Ideas, you can turn yourself into Spider-Man, defend your thoughts with Iron Man’s Repulsor, SMASH Hulk’s fists when you want to show strength, channel Doctor Strange’s Eye of Agamatto when you have something enlightening to say, or respond to everything with “I Am Groot!”


Make yours Marvel and take your chats on the adventure of a lifetime!  


MARVEL STICKERS now let fans punctuate what they are thinking by utilizing some of the most iconic images from Marvel,” says Peter Phillips, EVP/GM, Interactive & Distribution, Marvel Entertainment. “With MARVEL STICKERS we want to invite all of our fans to bring their iMessage conversations to the next level by personalizing, engaging, and expressing themselves with the power of Marvel.” 


MARVEL STICKERS is available on the App Store for iMessage for a price of $1.99 per collection. iPhone and iPad users running iOS 10 will tap the App Store icon alongside the text field within their Messages app to download the new sticker pack.

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Your New Look Inside DARTH VADER #25 – The Epic Finale!
Oversized Issue Brings Critically-Acclaimed Series to a Close!

New York, NY—September 14th, 2016 — It has all been building to this! The epic conclusion to the blockbuster ongoing series! Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca’s critically acclaimed series comes to a close on October 12th in the blockbuster DARTH VADER #25! It has all built to this! Vader’s trials against Cylo’s creations! His machinations against the Emperor! His covert missions with Doctor Aphra and her murderous droids. It all comes to a head in this cataclysmic final chapter. Plus, this oversized issue also contains a thrilling new tale from Kieron Gillen and artist Max Fiumara. Who lives? Who dies? The answers may surprise you!

To commemorate this monumental issue, don’t miss amazing covers and variants from some of the top-flight talent in the entire comic book industry. Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, Chris Samnee, Michael Cho, Sara Pichelli, Cliff Chiang and more lend their artistic prowess to the Dark Lord of the Sith!

Be there for the can’t miss finale when DARTH VADER #25 comes to comic shops and digital devices on October 12th!

DARTH VADER #25 (JUN160929)
Variant Covers by
JUN160930), JAMIE MCKELVIE (JUN160931),
JUN160935), CHRIS SAMNEE (JUN160936),
JUN160937), CLIFF CHIANG (JUN160938),
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (
Quesada Sketch Variant Also Available (

FOC – 09/19/16, On-Sale – 10/12/16

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Meet Marvel’s Newest Hero – Your First Look at MOSAIC #1!
New Ongoing Series Launching in October!

New York, NY—September 13th, 2016 — You’ve seen his first appearance in the pages of Uncanny Inhumans. You’ve read the FREE 10-page Mosaic Prelude story. Now, prepare for Marvel’s brand-new hero to explode onto the scene this October in the can’t-miss oversized MOSAIC #1! Creators Geoffrey Thorne (Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man) and artist Khary Randolph (Deadpool: The Gauntlet) introduce a brand-new character to the Marvel mythos that will have the whole 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. Be there for his highly anticipated debut in MOSAIC #1, coming to comic shops and digital devices on October 12th! Can’t wait that long? Read the FREE 10-page MOSAIC PRELUDE from Thorne and Randolph right now! 

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)

Champions Variant by PASQUAL FERRY (AUG160811)

FOC – 09/19/16, On-Sale – 10/12/16

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THE CLONE CONSPIRACY #1 – Your Look Inside the
Blockbuster Spider-Man Event of 2016!

A 5-Part Amazing Spider-Man Event Beginning in October!

New York, NY—September 15th, 2016 — This is it! The cataclysmic Spider-Man event of 2016 that promises to shake Peter Parker’s life to it’s very core! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside the can’t miss debut of THE CLONE CONSPIRACY #1! A-list creators Dan Slott and Jim Cheung bring their A-game as they put the webhead through the ringer as he goes up against one of his deadliest foes.  That’s right True Believer – the Jackal is back and where he goes, the clones are sure to follow! He’s offered some of Spider-Man’s greatest villains a chance to be reunited with their lost loved ones in exchange for loyalty. Now, outmatched and outgunned, Spider-Man must take on the Rhino, the Lizard, Electro and even the returning Doctor Octopus! But they’re not the only ones returning from the grave! Who from Spider-Man’s past is also returning?

Can the Amazing Spider-Man stand against a new and improved Jackal and a who’s who of his greatest villains? The explosive Spidey event that will take your breath away kicks off on October 12th in THE CLONE CONSPIRACY #1!

Can’t wait that long? Read this year’s Free Comic Book Day prologue to The Clone Conspiracy from Dan Slott and Javier Garron right now. Available for FREE in the Marvel Comics App and the Marvel Digital Comics Store.


Written by DAN SLOTT



Variant Covers by MARK BAGLEY (AUG160754) & JIM CHEUNG (AUG160755)

Connecting Teaser Variant by ALEXANDER LOZANO (AUG160756)

FOC – 09/19/16, On-Sale – 10/12/16

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Enemy of the State II Begins – Your First Look at ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #13!

New York, NY—September 12th, 2016 — Wolverine…murderer?! One of the most iconic Wolverine stories of all time is reborn this October as the new Wolverine runs a deadly gauntlet in ENEMY OF THE STATE II! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #13 – the first chapter of Enemy of the State II, coming to you from blockbuster writer Tom Taylor and incoming artist Nik Virella (Return of the Living Deadpool, 1872)! Laura has fought hard to be something other than what she was programmed for. But the fight is over. The killing machine has returned, and Wolverine has blood on her hands. As her actions bring the forces of S.H.I.E.L.D. and some of her deadliest foes descending upon her, dark forces conspire to manipulate Laura for their own gains. Can the Wolverine outrun the demons from her past? Or will she be forced to give up all she’s built? The stakes have never been higher as the Wolverine faces her greatest challenge yet when ENEMY OF THE STATE II kicks off this October in ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #13!


Written by TOM TAYLOR



Connecting Variant A by BENGAL (AUG160948)

Classic Variant by RON LIM (AUG160949)

Champions Variant by ART ADAMS (AUG160950)

FOC – 09/12/16, On-Sale – 10/05/16

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GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #1 Brings Earth’s Not So
Mightiest Heroes to Marvel NOW!

New York, NY—September 13th, 2016 —Because the Midwest needs Avenging too! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #1 – a brand-new series launching as part of Marvel NOW!. Marvel newcomers Zac Gorman (Rick & Morty) and Will Robson (StarLord) look to put their stamp on the House of Ideas this October with a new series starring the world’s least favorite super team! But when the GLA gets reinstated as permanent members of the Avengers, it’s time for them to turn it all around and restore themselves to their former super hero glory. Their mission? Cleaning up the mean streets of Detroit! That’s right – Mr. Immortal, Flatman, Doorman, Big Bertha and newcomer Good Boy are leading the charge to make Detroit a better place. But can they answer the call? Or will the Motor City prove too much for the GLA? Find out next month when GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices on October 12th!


For more information on GREAT LAKES AVENGERS, visit for an interview with Zac Gorman and Will Robson.


Written by ZAC GORMAN
Art & Cover by WILL ROBSON
Variant Cover by MIKE ALLRED (
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (
Champions Variant by DALE KEOWN (
Hip-Hop Variant by DAMION SCOTT (

Blank Variant Also Available (AUG160787)
FOC – 09/19/16, On-Sale – 10/12/16

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New York, NY—September 16, 2016— Raining down from the outer reaches of the galaxy, rising up from the depths of the ocean, and emerging from the recesses of the Earth – monsters are staking their claim to the planet.  The only thing standing in their destructive path: the united Super Heroes of the Marvel Universe. 


It’s all hands on deck, as the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men, Inhumans and Champions, joined by a who’s who of solo stars – Deadpool, Spider-Man, Black Panther – battle an endless deluge of monsters and the mysterious force that controls them.  Will the combined might of the Marvel Super Heroes be enough to save the day?  Or will they need help to arrive from the unlikeliest of places?


Marvel Comics is excited to present MONSTERS UNLEASHED coming January 2017.




Get Me…SOLO – The One Man War on Terror!

New Ongoing Series Coming in October!

New York, NY—September 13th, 2016 — This October, one of the founding Mercs for Money is going…solo! That’s right, James Bourne a.k.a Solo is back on his own, right where he belongs! Be there when the action heats up to eleven as SOLO #1 blasts its way into comic shops in October as part of Marvel NOW!. Writers Gerry Duggan (Deadpool) and Geoffrey Thorne (Mosaic) team up with artist Paco Diaz (Thunderbolts) to bring you a high-octane thrill ride across the Marvel Universe. Deadly alien weapons are making their way into the hands of ordinary thugs – and Solo is going undercover to locate the source. As things heat up, Solo may just wish he had some backup! Deadpool and the Mercs for Money was just the beginning. You haven’t seen anything until you’ve met Solo. Be there for his first ongoing series when SOLO #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices on October 12th!

SOLO #1 (AUG160788)


Art & Cover by PACO DIAZ

Variant Cover by ROB LIEFELD (AUG160789) and RON LIM (AUG160791)

Teaser Variant by MIKE DEODATO (AUG160792)

Hip-Hop Variant by THEOTIS JONES (AUG160794)

Liefeld Sketch Variant Also Available (AUG160790)

Champions Variant by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO (AUG160788)

FOC – 09/19/16, On-Sale – 10/12/16

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Innovative Marvel Video Series Bridges Marvel Comics with Top Music Talent


New York, NY—September 14, 2016 — Today, Marvel Comics continues to present this year’s breakout Marvel Super Hero – the Black Panther – through a monthly video series that continues to link the world of comics and hip-hop blending animated comics along with commentary from Black Panther writer, Ta-Nehisi Coates.  Additionally, “Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet – Part Five” is launching the brand new track, “All In Together Now” by Czarface.


Within Marvel Comics’ Black Panther, written by The Atlantic national correspondent and National Book Award winner, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Black Panther confronts a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before! When a superhuman terrorist group calling itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt — but can its monarch, one in a long line of Black Panthers, survive the necessary change?


Continuing the excitement surrounding Marvel’s celebrated Super Hero T’Challa, the Black Panther, the latest episode of this revolutionary multi-artist hip-hop-inspired video series samples a brand new track, “All In Together Now” by Czarface.


“The backbone of Hip-Hop is its authenticity, its realness, yet magically it blends with the escapism of superheroes seamlessly, and the regal Black Panther is a perfect vessel for them to combine,” said Esoteric of Czarface. 


Watch “Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet – Part Five” now!


This new video series has already reached global proportion and will further emphasize how Marvel is the premiere name when it comes to story-telling, and now, a brand new platform for musicians to launch new music.


Black Panther #6 is available digitally through the Marvel Digital Comic Shop and at all local comic book retailers. To find a comic shop near you, visit or call 1-888-comicbook. 

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