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."

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


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!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Dynamite Entertainment's latest collaboration with filmmaker Kevin Smith represents the next extension of the Hollywood director's films into the comic book world, produced to coincide with the Yoga Hosers premiere at Sundance Film Festival this week!

The film centers on teenage yoga fanatics Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie, played by both Smith's daughter Harley Quinn Smith and actor Johnny Depp's daughter Lily Rose Depp. When an ancient evil rises from beneath Manitoba convenience store to release an army of monsters, and threatening the their attendance to a senior party, the two join forces with a legendary man-hunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe.

Dynamite teams up with Green Hornet and Bionic Man writer Kevin Smith to bring his latest horror comedy to comics with the release of Yoga Hosers, which will be given out to attendees of this week's Sundance Film Festival!

"Nick and the Dynamite folks have made a home for me at their shop over the years. So when I thought about launching SModComics, he was my first call. I look forward to turning lots of material from my podcasts and movies into 4-color extensions of what we do in other media. And I'm happy to do it with Dynamite - the Jersey-based comics giant!" states Writer/Director Kevin Smith.

"The relationship we have with Kevin is incredibly rewarding. His resume speaks for itself, as he has reinvigorated great comic characters likeDaredevil and Green Arrow at Marvel and DC respectively, along with Green Hornet and Six Million Dollar Man here at Dynamite," states CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci. "His talent brings fans to the industry, and when he asked if we would be a part of this event, of course we said yes!"

This special prequel comic to the upcoming film features an original story by Yoga Hosers writer/director Kevin Smith himself, with art by Jeff Quigley, and is available exclusively at the film's premiere on Sunday January 24 at the Sundance Film Festival!

BLACK WIDOW #1 Reunites Eisner Award Winners Waid & Samnee

She is the Marvel Universe’s most dangerous super-spy. Capable of hunting her targets with lethal precision. But what happens when the hunter…becomes the hunted? This March, the Black Widow becomes…S.H.I.E.L.D.’s MOST WANTED! And it’s all happening in BLACK WIDOW #1 – the brand new series from Eisner Award winning Daredevil creative team. Writer Mark Waid, Artist Chris Samnee, Colorist Matt Wilson and Letterer Joe Caramagna re-team for the next explosive chapter in Natasha’s life!

She has spent years gathering secrets. Knowledge and intel on friends and enemies alike. But when some of those dark secrets mysteriously begin to go public, no one is safe! Now, Natasha has become the one thing she never thought she’d be – public enemy number one! Betrayed by her former accomplices, with friend and foe alike nipping at her heels, all bets are off. With a lifetime of training and ingenuity at her disposal, she’s out for answers, and she’s going to get them any way she can. As long as S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn’t get her first!

Prepare for a knock-down, drag-out tale of action, adventure and espionage! All eyes are on the Black Widow. With her enemies closing in at every side, it’s time to show everyone why she is and always will be the world’s greatest spy. 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Marvel Joins Forces with Wounded Warrior Project for VENOM: SPACE KNIGHT

This spring, a special Marvel Comics storyline will delve into the trials, perseverance, and eventual triumph of wounded veterans aided and informed by one of the leading non-profit organizations dedicated to these wounded service members – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). The upcoming arc of Marvel Comics’ VENOM: SPACE KNIGHT will take readers through a powerful story that sees Flash Thompson abandon the alien suit, which has afforded him the ability to walk, to receive prosthetic legs.  Writer Robbie Thompson consulted with WWP spokesperson and double amputee Dan Nevins to portray an eye-opening look at the everyday struggles and incremental victories that wounded veterans face as depicted through Flash Thompson’s rehabilitation process in the story.
“Working with Wounded Warrior Project has been an invaluable part of the process of writing Venom: Space Knight,” says writer Robbie Thompson. “Dan Nevins' insight was inspiring, generous and deeply moving, allowing us to create a more realistic character and story for the book. I'm forever grateful for their ongoing help and guidance."

Venom fights the most dangerous threats to the universe alongside Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, but now host Flash Thompson is about to encounter his greatest personal challenge to date. He’s breaking free from the alien suit that provides him with not only immense power, but the ability to walk, despite the loss of his legs during the war in Iraq. Flash will face major physical and mental adjustments during the rehabilitation process that other veterans and service members like him go through every day in the real world.

“Marvel’s team has put so much time and consideration into the development of the Flash Thompson character as he faces this physical and emotional battle that many combat veterans have faced and are facing right now,” says Dan Nevins, WWP spokesperson, who consulted on the Venom: Space Knight script. “While the story itself is clearly sci-fi/fantasy, this storyline will bring awareness to the very real struggle of the obvious and not-so-obvious challenges in having lost limbs in combat, and to ultimately showcase the fortitude and resilience of the warriors Flash Thompson represents.”

This storyline continues a tradition of Marvel characters facing real-life obstacles and adversity. In collaboration with Wounded Warrior Project,VENOM: SPACE KNIGHT’s Flash Thompson will overcome co-dependency in the cosmos and navigate through his mobility limitations beginning within VENOM: SPACE KNIGHT #3.

Marvel Comics, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is proud to continue the efforts that Disney has been tirelessly contributing towards to recognize and support those who have provided military service. Disney has hired more than 6,500 veterans since the launch of Disney’s Heroes Work Here program, and an additional 10,000 veterans have found jobs with companies who have attended Disney’s Veterans Institute, a one day no-cost program that helps companies build their own veteran hiring initiatives.

Join Flash Thompson as he sets foot on new and foreign ground, the Marvel Universe’s first ever collaboration with Wounded Warrior Project with VENOM: SPACE KNIGHT #3!


The Spring’s blockbuster Avengers crossover begins here! And it’ll take all the Avengers to uncover the secrets behind Pleasant Hill. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at AVENGERS STANDOFF: ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL ALPHA! Written by blockbuster writer Nick Spencer with art by Marvel newcomer Jesus Saiz celebrate the 75th anniversary of Captain America with a bang as heroes from across the Marvel Universe strap in for an explosive ride! From the outside, Pleasant Hill looks like the perfect small town community. But this gated community has more than its fair share of secrets. Secrets so explosive it will draw estranged allies Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson back together to save a friend in danger and put things right. But when the combined might of two Captain America’s isn’t enough, who do you call? In the face of unspeakable evil, Avengers teams from across the Marvel Universe will assemble like never before! But what’s hidden in Pleasant Hill might even be too much for them to handle…

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

From the Ashes of Avengers: Standoff Comes THUNDERBOLTS #1

With a flash of lightning, the Thunderbolts have returned! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce THUNDERBOLTS #1 – the new ongoing series from creators Jim Zub and Jon Malin! From the ashes of AVENGERS: STANDOFF, the Winter Soldier assembles the original Thunderbolts – Moonstone, the Fixer, MACH-V, Atlas and a mysterious new character for a dangerous new mission. One that will put them at the forefront and in the crosshairs of the Marvel Universe!

“Doing the right thing is different than being good,” says writer Jim Zub in an speaking with Marvel.com. “We’ve assembled a potent mix of characters to explore with big drama, big action and unexpected twists along the way. The new team is stacked with powerful personalities and a mission that’s going to tear them up and get right to their core. I’m excited about putting them in tough spots and letting the sparks fly.”

The threats no one else is prepared for. The difficult choices no one else can make. The Thunderbolts are ready to answer the call. Witness their formation this Spring in AVENGERS: STANDOFF and follow their adventures when THUNDERBOLTS #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices this May!

Monday, January 25, 2016

POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #1 Unites Luke Cage and Danny Rand

The original Heroes for Hire are back on the clock this February! That’s right, Luke Cage and Danny Rand, Marvel’s original bromance are back and they’re coming at you in the highly anticipated POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #1! Writer David Walker and artist Sanford Greene team up to bring you a brand new tale of the brawler with unbreakable skin and the kung fu fighter. The years may have caused this titanic twosome to drift apart, but when an old friend comes to them in need, the boys are back! Old friends, new enemies, hired goons, crime lords, weird magic, plenty of power, a flurry of fists and more bromance than you can handle await inside, True Believer!

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Rebel Jail debuts in Star Wars #16

The blockbuster Vader Down crossover may be over, but the Rebel Alliance is not out of the woods just yet! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at STAR WARS #16 – the first chapter of “Rebel Jail”! Chart topping writer Jason Aaron and incoming artist Leinil Yu bring you the exciting next adventure in the hit series! Following the events of Vader Down, the Rebels travel to a prison base with their high-value detainee Doctor Aphra in tow. Unfortunately, they aren’t the only ones with eyes on the prison! With the base under siege by mysterious foes, can Luke, Han, Leia, Chewie and the Droids prevent a mass breakout? Be there as the exciting new story arc begins this February in STAR WARS #16!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Miles Morales to join regular Marvel Universe

Welcome to the Marvel Universe Miles Morales, hope you survive the experience! That’s right, he’s here – and the Marvel Universe will never be the same again. Today, Marvel proudly presents your look inside SPIDER-MAN #1 – the highly anticipated new series from blockbuster Miles Morales co-creators Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli! Sure, he’s been doing the super hero thing for a while now, but following the events of Secret Wars, Miles finds himself a full-fledged member of the Marvel  U. Swinging next to Iron Man, Captain America and Thor as a member of the Avengers and patrolling the Big Apple’s rooftops as NYC’s own Spider-Man! But it’s not all fun and games. A lot has transpired in the eight months since Secret Wars and an entire new universe awaits him – friend and foe alike. Plus, his grades are in the toilet. The adventure begins this February in the can’t-miss SPIDER-MAN #1!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Hip-Hop sampler covers dropping at comic shops tomorrow

Marvel’s Hip Hop Variant initiative is a hit! And we’re bringing those can’t-miss mashups back to stores January 6th with Marvel’s free Hip-Hop Variant Sampler! Fans can’t get enough of Marvel’s homages to the most iconic and well received albums of all time. So we’re bringing them back to your local comic shop once more! The sampler has been promoted everywhere from the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Fuse, MTV, Fortune, VIBE, RevoltTV, MassAppeal, Uproxx, XXL and many more, Marvel’s hip-hop mash-ups are taking the stage for their encore! Promoted to Marvel fans new and old, this free sampler reprints  14 of the most popular Hip-Hop covers!
As a thank you to fans and retailers, Marvel is inviting you to kick off 2016 at your local comic shop. Heavily promoted and hotly anticipated, we’re pleased to bring fans new and old into shops for this free sampler. But don’t wait, it’s sure to fly off the shelves!

Featuring industry legends, rising stars and even some of the creators behind the blockbuster All-New, All-Different Marvel titles – theHip-Hop Variant Sampler features the following 14 covers, reprinted for fans:

·         Invincible Iron Man #1 by Brian Stelfreeze
·         Ms. Marvel #1 by Jenny Frison
·         Doctor Strange #1 by Juan Doe
·         Extraordinary X-Men #1 by Sanford Greene
·         Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 by Jeffrey Veregge
·         All-New, All-Different Avengers #1 by Jim Cheung
·         Amazing Spider-Man #1 by Mike Del Mundo
·         Contest of Champions #1 by Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz
·         Vision #1 by Vanesa Del Rey
·         All-New X-Men #1 by Ed Piskor
·         Web Warriors #1 by Damion Scott
·         All-New Inhumans #1 by Marco D’Alfonso
·         All-New Wolverine #1 by Keron Grant
·         Captain America: Sam Wilson #1 by Mahmud Asrar

Hip-Hop and Marvel unite once more, joining together the exciting world of comics and the sound of a generation. Tomorrow, Marvel is proud to bring these unique mash-ups to a brand new set of fans and customers. Be there tomorrow when Marvel’s first ever Hip-Hop Variant Sampler drops!

Sana Amanat to appear on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'

Sana Amanat will be joining Seth Meyers to discuss how Marvel reflects “the world outside your window”, what it’s like to help craft the Marvel Universe, and what’s coming up for Marvel Comics.
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” is home to A-list celebrity guests, memorable comedy and topical monologue jokes. It is hosted by Emmy Award-winning writer and one of the 2014 TIME 100, Time magazine’s 100 most influential people, Seth Meyers.   Previously, Meyers served as head writer on “Saturday Night Live” and anchor on the show’s wildly popular “Weekend Update.”
An established comedian, Meyers is known for his perfectly-timed wit and off-the-cuff satire. Meyers' fellow "Saturday Night Live" cast member and friend Fred Armisen serves as music director/drummer for the house band, The 8G Band with Fred Armisen.
From Universal Television and Broadway Video, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” is executive produced by Lorne Michaels (“The TonightShow Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Saturday Night Live”) and produced by Michael Shoemaker (“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “SaturdayNight Live”).

“The War Machines” starts now

Strap in, suit up and hold on, because the second arc of the flagship Marvel title starts here! Today, Marvel is please to present your first look inside INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #6 – the explosive first chapter of “The War Machines”! Blockbuster creators Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato unite to bring you the next chapter in Tony Stark’s life. All is not right within the house of Stark as he uncovers threats from within and threats from without. Now, he must delve into the nooks and crannies of his international organization to discover the truth. And he’s bringing a friend: James “Rhodey” Rhodes – the War Machine! Plus, the first big clues to 2016’s CIVIL WAR II begin here! Don’t miss the kickoff to the exciting new storyline and a perfect jumping on point this February in INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #6!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Martin Hirchak's Fanzine Fantasy

Hey fans,
   I don't do this often, but I'm sharing a post for a friend who is in need of a bit of help to finance production of issue 5 of his fanzine.
   Marty is a great guy. He runs the Fantasticon shows all over Michigan and Ohio, and is truly one of the best people in the business.
   Check out his post below and buy a copy if you can.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ! FANZINE FANTASY #5 will be heading to the printer SOON ! I need to raise $ to get this done right. The 1st 100 orders I receive will be signed and #'d 1 -100! This will be the ONLY PRINT RUN of this special advance issue which I am happy to announce will now be converted into a full blown PROZINE ....WEBPRESS STYLE ! ! ! To order this SUPER LIMITED COLLECTORS' ITEM just send check or money order @ $10 each postpaid in the USA to : Martin Hirchak , po box 44678, Detroit, Mi. 48244. The original cover art pictured here will be printed in FULL COLOR for this special issue ! 36 pages, color / B / W and will feature the best of the BEST UNDERGROUND COMIX , 1964 - 1980 ! Don't miss this SUPER unique Fanzine coming in Feb. 2016 ! ! ! A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT SUPPORTED FANZINE FANTASY #1 - #4 ! ! !

Marvel to release 'The Story thus far" variant covers

As All-New, All-Different Marvel continues to capture the imagination of comic fans the world over, prepare for the start of the second arc of your favorite new series with brand new STORY THUS FAR VARIANTS. Coming to the first issue of select second arcs, experience all the big action and can’t-miss moments of the first arc in one striking image! Continuing Marvel’s efforts to promote new ongoing series, STORY THUS FAR VARIANTS offer fans the opportunity to get caught up with new titles and add exciting variant covers to their collection!

“The Story Thus Far Variants are something new we’ve never attempted before,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Using one piece of artwork to give new fans a quick snapshot of what’s going on and get them ready for the second arc. In an effort to continue promotion of these exciting new titles, we’ll also be using this artwork for online advertising and in comic shops across the country. ”
Look for STORY THUS FAR VARIANTS on these upcoming February and March titles:

·         ALL-NEW INHUMANS #5
·         ALL-NEW X-MEN #4
·         CARNAGE #6
·         DEADPOOL #8
·         DOCTOR STRANGE #6
·         SPIDER-MAN 2099 #8

Deadpool and the Mercs for Money #1 - Preview

Deadpool, Deadpool and more Deadpool! That’s right – he may be an Avenger now, but he’s also got his own team of private mercenaries. And they’re all coming at you in DEADPOOL AND THE MERCS FOR MONEY #1 – a brand new limited series coming this February from creators Cullen Bunn and Salva Espin! Deadpool can’t be everywhere at once, so if you’ve got a problem and a pile of cash you’re not overly fond of – the legally-cleared-to-be-called Mercs for Money can help! Deadpool you know. But what about Stingray, Masacre, Solo, Foolkiller, Terror and Slapstick? Time to get acquainted with these miscreant mercenaries! Point them at the problem and watch as it’s shot, stabbed, pulverized and otherwise made bloody! But when the Mercs are hired to retrieve a strange artifact from the Beyond Corporation – they’ll soon find themselves in over their heads and up to their eyeballs in all manner of deadly assassins! Don’t miss the kickoff to the pandemonium this February in DEADPOOL AND THE MERCS FOR MONEY #1!