The epic, line-wide event that is Marvel’s Secret Wars is coming with a whole lot of tie-ins that are being promoted in very unique ways, with this marketing technique leading to some equally good and equally bad outcomes for readers. On the bad side, very often the event the tie-in gets its name from doesn’t have anything much to do with the namesake event. On the other hand, however, the flexibility of these old stories from the dredges of Marvel’s history given new and creative spins from today’s stable of House of Ideas creators can result in something amazing. Although the 2005 Marvel Zombies event has its fair share of both fans and haters, the 2015 Secret Wars version of this well-known story displays each of good and bad natures of this event outlined above, but ignores the parts of the original Marvel Zombies story that left such a bad taste in the mouth of so may readers in lieu of completely changing the tale into more Sarah Connor than The Walking Dead. When it was all said and done, though, Marvel Zombies #1 was an entertaining and satisfying addition to Secret Wars.
The Smooth Talking Scoundrel Comes to Comics in LANDO #1!
Newest STAR WARS™ Series Set To Focus on Fan-Favorite Character!
This July, straight out of a galaxy far, far away comes a brand new limited series starring the one and only Lando Calrissian! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at LANDO #1 from New York Times Bestselling creators Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine, Inhuman, She-Hulk) and Alex Maleev (Daredevil, Spider-Woman, Moon Knight)! Before there was Cloud City, before he joined the Rebellion – there was just Lando. Trying to make his own way in an unfriendly galaxy with some swindles, some swagger and an irresistible smile. With his trusty companion Lobot at his side, he’s on a mission to steal one of the galaxy’s most valuable objects. But has he bitten off more than he can chew? The heist of the century kicks off this July when the can’t miss LANDO #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices! Continue reading Preview: Lando #1
Unleash Your Inner Colorist With Three New Marvel Adult Coloring Books This Fall!
New Line of Adult Coloring Books Kicks Off With Age of Ultron, Civil War & Little Marvel
You’ve read the comics. You’ve experienced these iconic and groundbreaking stories. Now it’s time to experience the Marvel Universe like you never have before – as a coloring book! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce a new line of adult coloring books featuring some of Marvel’s most iconic characters, stories and artwork to delight fans the world over! Yes, you heard right True Believer – the Marvel Universe has action, excitement and adventure. Now all it needs is YOU!
The wait is over! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce that CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #1 is set to be published in September of this year! The Eisner-award winning creative team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale reunite to bring you the next installment in their prestigious ‘color’ book series. Continue reading First Look: Captain America White
The Battle Rages On in Your New Look at CIVIL WAR #1! Continue reading First Look: Marvel’s Civil War #1
Marvel & Stephen King Announce THE DARK TOWER: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE – THE LADY OF SHADOWS #1! Continue reading First Look: The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three- The Lady of Shadows #1
Humans & Mutants Will Cower in Fear! Your New Look at AGE OF APOCALYPSE #1!
His war has been won. En Sabah Nur stands triumphant over the bones of his enemies. None will be left standing in the WARZONES! Today, Marvel is proud to present your new look at AGE OF APOCALYPSE #1 – as one of the most iconic X-Men stories of all time is reborn on Battleworld! Writer Fabian Nicieza returns to the post-apocalyptic wasteland he helped create, along with critically acclaimed artist Gerardo Sandoval (Guardians 3000)! Apocalypse rules his domain on Battleworld with an iron fist. The few humans left alive have been enslave. The mutant rebellion has been crushed – its survivors scattered. But the terrorist insurgents known as the X-Men will not go quietly into this grim abyss. They will fight. They will end Apocalypse’s reign of terror! Even if it means their very lives! A special mutant named Cypher may hold the key to turning the tide. A weapon to be pointed directly at Apocalypse and fired. Now the hunt is on. Can Magneto and his X-Men rescue Cypher from Cyclops & Havok’s Elite Mutant Force, Dark Beast and his vile experiments, and the new Horsemen of Apocalypse? Or is it far too late for salvation? Find out this July in the pages of AGE OF APOCALYPSE #1!
The Hydra Nation Lives in the WARZONES!
Your First Look at HAIL HYDRA #1!
Peace through strength! Honor through obedience! Continuance through conformity! Rick Remender & Roland Boschi bring you the new Hydra – better, stronger, greater. Witness its untold glory this July in the pages of HAIL HYDRA #1! It is a beautiful utopia Hydra has created on this new planet of Battleworld. But it is imperfect. Tarnished. One from outside the regime walks among us, sullying her beautiful landscape. He is Ian Rogers, son of Captain America, and the man called Nomad. Could his presence be enough to bring this perfect society to utter ruin? We serve none but the Master – and the world will soon serve us. But first – we must eradicate Ian Rogers!
High Noon in the WARZONES! Your New Look at 1872 #1!
This July, the frontier gets a bit more marvelous! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at 1872 #1 – the debut issue from critically acclaimed writer Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Hulk, Nova) and rising star artist Nik Virella (Return of the Living Deadpool)! Continue reading First Look at Marvel’s 1872 #1
I see dots; I connect dots. This is A Conspiracy!
While I was a bit hesitant to buy into the conspiracy that Marvel Comics was doing away with a lot of the Fantastic Four and X-Men comics, promotion, merch, and pretty much anything else with a 4 or an X on it because of issues with movie licensing, the latest batch of news has pushed me over the edge, and I am now a believer. I guess it makes sense from a financial standpoint (although I still can’t get the numbers to add up) but, numbers aside, it seems like a pretty mean thing to do to us, the fans and readers. But, when I dug a little deeper into Marvel’s Movie history, the timeline shows just how cutthroat Marvel has been with cross-promotion in film.