Free Comic Book Day Brings The Marvel Universe to Your Local Comic Shop!

Free Comic Book Day Brings The Marvel Universe to Your Local Comic Shop!

Featuring Secret Empire, All-New Guardians of the Galaxy,
The Defenders & Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man

New York, NY—February 16th, 2017 — The biggest heroes, the biggest creators and the biggest stories are coming to FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2017! Featuring blockbuster lead-ins to some of Marvel’s biggest upcoming titles, it’s never been a better time to jump headfirst into the Marvel Universe! But you won’t have to wait till May 6th to get a taste of what’s in store, because Marvel is pleased to present the first interior pages from this year’s Free Comic Book Day titles – SECRET EMPIRE FCBD #1 and ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY FCBD #1!

First up, the stage is set for a blockbuster comic event unlike any other as heroes must unite in SECRET EMPIRE FCBD #1. As Hydra puts their plans into action, Nick Spencer and Andrea Sorrentino bring you the opening salvo in a story that will rock the Marvel Universe and leave fans jaws on the floor! After your head stops spinning, get a sneak peek at the highly-anticipated PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN, as writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Paulo Siqueira return the titular hero to his friendly neighborhood of NYC for a thrilling new ongoing series!

Then, blast off as Gerry Duggan, Aaron Kuder and Ive Svorcina bring you over-the-top action and out-of-this-world adventure in ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 FCBD! Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon and Groot head back to the stars just in time for their new ongoing series! That is, if they survive a run in with the new Nova Corps! Finally, head back down to the mean streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez and Justin Ponsor bring you a look inside THE DEFENDERS! Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist unite as they go head-to-head with a new criminal element in the Marvel Universe!

The only place to get these highly-anticipated stories is at your local comic shop! Be there on May 6th for 40 pages of super hero thrills in the mighty Marvel manner! Run don’t, walk to your local comic shop on Free Comic Book Day to get your hands on ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY FCBD #1 and SECRET EMPIRE #1 FCBD! To find a comic shop near you, visit comicshoplocator.com!

SECRET EMPIRE FCBD #1 (JAN170008)

Written by NICK SPENCER & CHIP ZDARSKY
Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO & PAULO SIQUEIRA
Cover by MARK BROOKS
FOC – 2/20/17, On-Sale – 05/06/17

ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY FCBD #1 (JAN170036)

Written by GERRY DUGGAN & BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art by AARON KUDER/IVE SVORCINA & DAVID MARQUEZ/JUSTIN PONSOR

Cover by AARON KUDER & IVE SVORCINA
FOC – 2/20/17, On-Sale – 05/06/17

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

About Marvel: Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com © MARVEL 2017

see all the covers! Face It Tiger, You Won’t Want To Miss These Spectacular Variant Covers!

Here are all the Variant covers from the previous post that only had one.

Face It Tiger, You Won’t Want To Miss These Spectacular Variant Covers!
Mary Jane Watson Variants Coming This June!

New York, NY—March, 20th 2017 — Face it, comic book fans – you just hit the jackpot! Your eyes do not deceive, True Believer. Mary Jane Watson is getting a superhero overhaul this June at your local comic shop for a series of MARY JANE WATSON VARIANTS coming to your local comic store! To celebrate the launch of the highly-anticipated new series, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 – one of the most iconic Spider-Man characters ever takes the Marvel Universe by storm and steps into the boots of its most famous heroes!

“Both the Gwen Stacy Variant Program and this month’s Venomized Variant Program were such runaway successes, we couldn’t help but try to top ourselves,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “And with Chip Zdarsky and Adam Kubert’s new Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man book on the horizon, the timing couldn’t have been better to put the spotlight on fan-favorite Mary Jane Watson.”

What if Mary Jane had been awarded the Eye of Agamotto to become the new Dr. Strange? What if she had taken up the one-woman war on crime as the Punisher? Or became infused with gamma radiation to become the new Incredible Hulk? Well, wonder no longer!

Today, Marvel is pleased to reveal the first set of MARY JANE WATSON VARIANTS coming exclusively to comic shops throughout the month of June:

  1. ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #21 by David Lopez
  2. AVENGERS #8 by Mike Allred

  3. CHAMPIONS #9 by Helen Chen

  4. DOCTOR STRANGE #22 by Francisco Herrera

  5. GWENPOOL, THE UNBELIEVABLE #17 by David Nakayama

  6. HULK #7 by Rahzzah

  7. INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #8 by Marco Checchetto

  8. IRON FIST #4 by Stephanie Hans

  9. SPIDER-GWEN #21 by Kevin Wada

  10. THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #6 by Chris Samnee

  11. THE PUNISHER #13 by Dave Williams

  12. VENOM #151 by Francesco Mattina

Look for these additional Mary Jane Watson Variants to grace the covers of these exciting Marvel comics in June:

  1. ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #3 by TBA
  • BLACK BOLT #2 by Ryan Stegman

  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #18 by Paolo Rivera

  • DAREDEVIL #21 by Humberto Ramos

  • DEADPOOL #32 by Elizabeth Torque

  • I AM GROOT #2 by TBA

  • MIGHTY THOR #20 by Patrick Brown

  • SECRET WARRIORS #3 by Humberto Ramos

  • X-MEN BLUE #5 by TBA

  • X-MEN GOLD #5 by Anthony Piper

  • Look for more variants to be revealed in the coming weeks, and be sure to stop by your local comic shop to get your hands on these covers throughout the month of June!

    Retailers: Check your future Marvel Mailers for ordering information these upcoming variant covers. Retailers are encouraged to check their orders as demand for these covers can only increase in the coming weeks.

    To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

    About Marvel: Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com © MARVEL 2016
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    Chris D’Lando
    MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT
    212-576-4061
    cdlando


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    Meet Marvel’s Newest Heroes – Your First Look at MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1!

    Meet Marvel’s Newest Heroes – Your First Look at MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1!

    New York, NY—March, 24th 2017 — Spinning out of the blockbuster event series comes the first fabulous issue featuring Marvel’s massive monster do-gooders! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1 – the new series launching in April from hit writer Cullen Bunn (X-Men Blue, Monsters Unleashed) and fan-favorite artist David Baldeon (Scarlet Spider, Marvel Tsum Tsum)! Smashing their way into the Marvel Universe comes an all-new team of towering monsters looking to protect the planet from disaster! Kid Kaiju, Aegis, Slizzik, Scragg, Hi-Vo and Mekara are here to spring into action, with a little assist from renowned monster-hunter Elsa Bloodstone! However, can a team of giant monster heroes ever truly be accepted in the Marvel Universe? One thing is for certain – the Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D., Damage Control and more will be keeping a close watch. Will they be allowed to help, or are they too dangerous to be left unchecked? The massive monster mayhem begins anew on April 19th as Bunn and Baldeon smash their way into your local comic shop for MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1!

    MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1 (FEB170816)
    Written by CULLEN BUNN
    Art by DAVID BALDEON
    Cover by ART ADAMS

    Variant Covers by R.B. SILVA (FEB170817) and TBD (FEB170818)

    Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (FEB170820)

    Hip-Hop Variant by SANFORD GREENE (FEB170819)

    FOC – 03/27/17, On-Sale – 04/19/17

    To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

    About Marvel: Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com © MARVEL 2017

    Like Father, Like Son. Your New Look Inside NICK FURY !

    Like Father, Like Son. Your New Look Inside NICK FURY #1!

    New York, NY—March 21st, 2017 — The world is a more dangerous place than ever. It needs dangerous men to keep it safe. That’s where he comes in. When you need a lone agent to infiltrate, capture, uncover or destroy – there’s no one better than Fury! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at NICK FURY #1 – the all-new series bringing the high-octane spy action to your local comic shop on April 19th! Eisner Award-winning writer James Robinson (Scarlet Witch, Cable) joins visionary artist ACO (Squadron Supreme) for a high-octane spy-thriller full of action and dripping with style!

    Whether it’s aboard a speeding train, in the underwater city of Atlantis or even the surface of the moon – Fury gets the job done! His first mission? A trip to the beautiful French Riviera! Only this is no vacation. Amid the bright casino lights and beautiful picturesque vistas, there’s something foul at play.

    Every issue: New mission. High-tech weapons. Higher stakes espionage. Non-stop action. He’ll dare any danger. He’ll fight any foe. He is…Nick Fury! And he’s exploding into comic shops everywhere in the can’t-miss NICK FURY #1 – on-sale April 19th!

    NICK FURY #1 (FEB170811)
    Written by JAMES ROBINSON
    Art & Cover by ACO
    Variant Covers by GREG LAND (FEB170812) and LARRY STROMAN (FEB170813)
    Hip-Hop Variant by BILL SIENKIEWICZ (FEB170814)
    Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (FEB170815)
    FOC – 03/27/17, On-Sale – 04/19/17
    To find a comic shop near you, visit http://ift.tt/nnPuH9 or call 1-888-comicbook.

    About Marvel: Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com © MARVEL 2017