Tuesday, March 1, 2016


 Strap in and get ready because one of the breakout stars of the blockbuster Star Wars™: The Force Awakens is poised to star in one of the biggest comics of 2016! And your local comic shop is the place to be on April 6th to get your hands on the highly anticipated first issue of STAR WARS: POE DAMERON! In addition to being one of the first to read the can’t miss debut, fans who attend their comic shops’ POE DAMERON #1 CELEBRATION will also be able to receive special items exclusive to these launch parties.

The best pilot in the galaxy is ready to take comics by storm, and Marvel is making sure comic book stores worldwide are stocked up with enough materials to make STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 one of the biggest launches of the year. Each retailer opting into the POE DAMERON #1 CELEBRATION (FEB160756) will receive a party kit from Marvel, containing exclusive promotional materials including party exclusive variant covers, promotional buttons, cake toppers and more.

All qualifying retailers will receive the following as part of the POE DAMERON #1 CELEBRATION:
Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 Invitational Postcards
Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 Promotional Pins
Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 BB-8 Lithographs by Joe Quinones
Star Wars: Poe Dameron  #1 Nakayama Jaxxon Sketch Party Variant
Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 Premiere Variant

Set before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, be there for Poe’s daring adventures as they take him to the edge of the galaxy and back. Hand-picked for the Resistance by legendary General Leia Organa, follow Poe, BB-8 and a squadron of X-Wing pilots on a top-secret mission that could hold the key to saving the galaxy. But with the First Order on their tail, will the operation be short lived?

This April, learn more about the Resistance’s aerial ace when STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #1 soars into comic shops! 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Grim Grinning Ghosts Galore in Your First Look at HAUNTED MANSION #1

he world famous attraction haunts Marvel Comics this March! And the residents are just dying to meet you! Today, Marvel Entertainment and Walt Disney Imagineering are proud to present your first look inside HAUNTED MANSION #1, the newest Disney Kingdoms limited series! Step inside foolish mortals, as rising comic stars Joshua Williamson (Illuminati, Nailbiter) and Jorge Coelho (Loki: Agent of Asgard, Polarity) throw open the doors of the mansion for a delightfully chilling thrill ride!

It seems that no one lives in the elegant mansion on the hill…but where then is that eerie organ music come from? Are its iron gates meant to keep people out…or keep some things in? Filled with wall-to-wall creeps and hot and cold running chills, the happy haunts of the Haunted Mansion come to (after)life like never before! Get ready to meet the 999 spooks lingering within. But be warned, they’re looking for the 1000th
Crypt doors will creak, and tombstones will quake. And the next spine-tingling Disney Kingdoms adventure is about to begin. What terrifying secrets lie deep within the mansion?

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


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."