Thursday, February 11, 2016

“New Galactic Order” Starts Now – Your First Look at GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6

Peter Quill may be back with the team, but things are anything but back to normal for the Guardians. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6 – the first chapter of “New Galactic Order”! Blockbuster creators Brian Michael Bendis and Valerio Schiti take you on the next chapter of this interstellar rollercoaster! Removed from power as the emperor of Spartax, can Peter Quill readjust to life among the stars? Which nefarious alien race will step up to fill the power vacuum left in his absence? More importantly – Peter Quill and Kitty Pryde come face-to-face for the first time in nearly eight months! Are the Guardians of the Galaxy big enough for two Star-Lords? Those answers and more this March as “New Galactic Order” kicks off in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6

“The Last Days of Magic” Starts Now – Your First Look at DOCTOR STRANGE #6

By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth, the second arc of Doctor Strange starts here! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside DOCTOR STRANGE #6 – the first chapter of “The Last Days of Magic”, coming at you from blockbuster creators Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo! He is the Sorcerer Supreme. The best defense against magical threats from this and any universe. But what happens when his foe’s mission is to eradicate magic forever? The Emperikul have arrived, leaving universes cleansed of magic in their wake. Their next target? The Marvel Universe! Even at full strength he may not be able to stop them. But with Doctor Strange weakened beyond measure? We don’t stand a chance! Now is your chance to jump on board this hit series as the war for magic heats up in March’s DOCTOR STRANGE #6

Monday, February 8, 2016

Bobbi Morse Goes Solo in Your First Look at MOCKINGBIRD #1

 Spinning out of the smash-hit sold out SHIELD 50th Anniversary Special comes her very first ongoing series! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside MOCKINGBIRD #1 – from New York Times bestselling author Chelsea Cain and Marvel newcomer Kate Niemczyk! Bobbi Morse. Codename: Mockingbird. S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most versatile, resourceful and in-demand agent. But a string of missions gone wrong point to something rotten going on in S.H.I.E.L.D.’s own medical and recovery network. The more she digs, the more widespread the conspiracy becomes. How deep does it go? Can she find the culprit before it’s too late?

Friday, February 5, 2016

Brains Meets Blades In New Webcomic Kittarou Witch Hunter

It’s brains meets blades. Newcomer to the web comics scene, Blake Von Klausur recently put together a dream team to bring you Kittarou Witch Hunter, an ongoing online series where lightning ninja action meets supernatural Sherlock Holmes style mystery.

Enter Kittarou: A disgraced rogue Witch Hunter who roams a perilous feudal Japanese countryside, solving supernatural mysteries, defeating witches and demons, hoping to clear his name, while his Witch Hunter brethren seek his head for the alleged murder of Ichi, the emperor’s only heir. 

KWH has brilliantly balanced genres like Japanese “chambara” sword fighting films, rugged spaghetti westerns, forensic crime mystery, and gothic supernatural fantasy to create a unforgettable take on the wandering swordsman hero.

Readers compare the book to popular titles such as: Inuyasha, Ninja Scroll, Samurai Champloo, Blade of the Immortal, Bleach, and Lone Wolf and Cub.

Launched Jan 20th, KWH is available for free online atwww.kittarouwitchhunter.com. The book updates twice weekly.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Twenty-Five Year Graphic Novel Veteran Joins Rapidly-Growing Publisher as Vice President of Sales & Marketing

ALAN PAYNE:

A veteran of more than 25 years as a comic book professional, Alan began his career at DreamHaven books in Minneapolis before moving to Malibu Comics in 1992. Most recently, Payne joins Dynamite after nearly ten years with IDW Publishing, where he built one of the most reputable graphic novel sales departments in the industry. Alan not only managed all sales and marketing into traditional brick and mortar and online retail, but placed IDW's titles into the mass market, achieving unparalleled success. The company saw incredible sales growth under Payne's watch, and initiated new category offerings in both children's and prose books. Previously, he served as the National Sales Manager for TokyoPop and was integral part in their dominance of the manga industry, departing at the height of their success.

"I'm really excited about the opportunity to be involved in expanding Dynamite and working with it's fabulous staff. I've always admired Dynamite's ability to initiate programs for properties from Red Sonja to Army Of DarknessVampirella, Flash GordonThe ShadowDoc SavageBob's Burgers, and recently one of the greatest icons known world wide - James Bond.  This is a great time to be a part of their continued growth," says newly appointed VP of Sales & Marketing, Alan Payne. "Dynamite has some amazing properties that appeal to a wide variety of fans and we are going to have a lot of fun getting the next round of amazing books into the hands of current and new readers."

"Alan's experience in bringing comics and graphic novels to a larger audience is second to none. He helped blaze the trail of graphic novels to bookstores beginning with manga and took TokyoPop to the height of their success. After joining IDW, he was instrumental in building and establishing one of the most successful bookstore programs in the industry bringing licensed and creator driven comics to a larger audience," says Dynamite CEO/Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "We are proud to have someone of Alan's reputation and expertise joining the Dynamite team as our Vice President of Sales & Marketing and bringing Dynamite to the next level, taking our diverse library of comics to a larger audience."

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

“DEADPOOL VS. SABRETOOTH” Begins in DEADPOOL #8

This March, the Merc With a Mouth takes on the Uncanny X-Men’s hairy, clawed, feral mutant! No, the other one. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at DEADPOOL #8 – the first chapter of “Deadpool vs. Sabretooth”! Writer Gerry Duggan and incoming artist Matteo Lolli (Hawkeye vs. Deadpool) bring you the explosive next chapter in Wade Wilson’s life! Deadpool has no idea that he was responsible for his own parents deaths. Only problem is, he’s sworn vengeance on the one responsible. And he thinks Sabretooth did it. This is gonna be a messy. The fireworks begin this March in DEADPOOL #8

Marvel Comics’ Ms. Marvel Wins “Best Series” at the 2016 Angoulême International Comic Book Festival

Every year the Angoulême International Comics Festival recognizes the best and brightest creators from around the world for their contributions to the comics industry. Marvel is pleased announce that Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal, written by G. Willow Wilson with art by Adrian Alphona, won the prestigious award for “Best Series” this past weekend in Angoulême, France.

Humbled by this award, Ms. Marvel series writer G. Willow Wilson said, "The whole Ms. Marvel team is honored to accept the Angouleme prize for best series. Working on this book and connecting with readers and fans has been a unique joy for all of us. At a time when it sometimes seems the world is in a state of constant conflict, it is a privilege to work on a series that unites us through adventure, humor and a celebration of our common humanity. Thank you to everyone who believes in Kamala Khan, and thank you to Angouleme." 

As the only American comic book publisher to be recognized this year for their contributions to the international comic book community, this is also the first time that Marvel Comics has received the respected and significant award of "Best Series". Marvel would also like to congratulate all the other nominees and winners at the 2016 Angouleme International Comic Book Festival.
Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! As Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to handle? Kamala has no idea either, but she's here to prove that she is the next great Marvel Super Hero!