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DISNEY’S LUCASFILM AND MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT JOIN FORCES TO PUBLISH STAR WARS™ COMICS AND GRA PHIC NOVELS

Jedi, Sith, and the rest of the Star Wars Universe Come to Marvel Comics in 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 3, 2014) – The Walt Disney Company’s Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are joining forces to bring new Star Wars adventures to readers across the galaxy, with Marvel granted exclusive rights to create and publish Star Wars comics and graphic novels beginning in 2015.

The agreement marks a homecoming for the Star Wars comic books. Marvel Comics published the first Star Wars comic book, Star Wars #1, in March 1977, which went on to sell more than 1 million copies. Marvel Comics published its Star Wars series for nine years. In 1991, Dark Horse Comics took over the license, publishing fan-favorite titles like Dark Empire and Star Wars: Legacy. Last year, Dark Horse released The Star Wars #1, an adaptation of George Lucas’ original rough-draft screenplay for the film, garnering rave reviews and national media attention and ranking among the top-selling Star Wars comics of all time.

“Dark Horse Comics published exceptional Star Wars comics for over 20 years, and we will always be grateful for their enormous contributions to the mythos, and the terrific partnership that we had,” said Carol Roeder, director of Lucasfilm franchise publishing, Disney Publishing Worldwide. “In 2015, the cosmic adventures of Luke, Han, Leia and Chewbacca will make the lightspeed jump back to Marvel, to begin a new age of adventures within the Star Wars universe.”

“We here at Marvel could not be more excited to continue the publication of Star Wars comic books and graphic novels,” said Marvel Worldwide Publisher and President, Dan Buckley. “The perennial brand of Star Wars is one of the most iconic in entertainment history and we are honored to have the opportunity to bring our creative talent pool to continue, and expand Star Wars into galaxies far, far away.”

“We’re incredibly excited by this next chapter in the Star Wars saga,” said Andrew B. Sugerman, executive vice president of Disney Publishing Worldwide. “Bringing together the iconic Lucasfilm and Marvel brands to tell new stories will allow us to continue to thrill lovers of the original Star Wars comic books and entertain generations to come.”

Marvel has continued to push comic book publishing forward with innovations and experiments like motion comics and digital-only releases, in addition to its deep, ongoing catalog of monthly series and graphic novels created by some of the industry’s most gifted artists and writers.

STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks in the United States and/or in other countries of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © 2013 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

About Marvel Entertainment, LLC

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 marvel.com.

About Lucasfilm Ltd.

Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company’s activities include visual effects and audio post-production, cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks in the United States and/or in other countries of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM 2013 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

About Disney Publishing Worldwide

Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books and magazines with over 700 million products sold each year. DPW consists of an extensive worldwide licensing structure as well as vertically integrated publishing imprints, including Disney Book Group in the U.S. and Disney Libri in Italy. DPW publishes a range of children’s magazines globally, as well as Disney kids magazines in the U.S. Disney English is DPW’s English language learning business, which includes Disney English learning centers in China and a worldwide retail-licensing program. DPW’s digital products include bestselling eBook titles as well as original apps. Headquartered in Glendale, California, DPW publishes books, magazines, and digital products in 85 countries in 75 languages. For more information visit www.disneypublishing.com.

You Are Cordially Invited to the Wedding of DEADPOOL This April!

You Are Cordially Invited to the Wedding of DEADPOOL This April!

Save the date! Marvel Comics would like to formally request the honor of your presence at the wedding of Deadpool this April in the pages of the super-sized DEADPOOL #27! Presiding over the ceremony will be Messers Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn with the artistic aesthetics of Mike Hawthorne and Scott Koblish.

A day you never dreamed would come has finally arrived – as Deadpool and his mysterious bride to be (wouldn’t you like to know?) tie the knot in front of friends and family alike. And in a way only the Merc With a Mouth can! Believe us, this one is going to be…interesting.

“We’re complicating his life and we’ll be pulling him in different directions,” said writer Gerry Duggan in an interview with Marvel.com. “I think that’s something everyone can relate to, and will lead to some more fun comic books.”

The ceremony will be followed by a reception unlike any other – as ‘pool writers of yesteryear return for new stories featuring the garish groom-to-be. Including Fabian Nicieza, Mark Waid, Joe Kelly, Christopher Priest, Jimmy Palmiotti, Frank Tieri, Gail Simone, Daniel Way & Victor Gischler.

Though gifts are not required, the happy couple has requested you bring your own weapons to the reception. Please RSVP at your local comic shops when DEADPOOL #27 walks down the aisle this April!

DEADPOOL #27

Written by GERRY DUGGAN, BRIAN POSEHN, FABIAN NICIEZA,
MARK WAID, JOE KELLY, CHRISTOPHER PRIEST, JIMMY PALMIOTTI,
FRANK TIERI, GAIL SIMONE, DANIEL WAY & VICTOR GISCHLER

Art by MIKE HAWTHORNE, SCOTT KOBLISH & MANY MORE

Cover by SCOTT KOBLISH

Variant Cover by MARK BROOKS

Taco Time Variant by MATTHEW WAITE
Issue #27 Anniversary Variant by ART ADAMS

ON-SALE THIS APRIL!

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

For comics anytime, anywhere check out comicstore.marvel.com and www.marvel.com/mobile

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 over 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

“Vendetta” Reaches its Epic Conclusion in UNCANNY X-FORCE #17!

This January, Vendetta reaches its epic conclusion in the pages of UNCANNY X-FORCE #17 – from blockbuster writer Sam Humphries and red-hot artists Harvey Tolibao and Dexter Soy! Classic X-Force villain STRYFE has returned and is determined to exact his revenge upon Cable…by taking from him what he holds most dear: his daughter, Hope! But rather than killing Hope, Stryfe plans to corrupt her. He’s put Bishop—the man who relentlessly hunted her across time—in Hope’s crosshairs…and the means to end him in her hands. Will Stryfe get his revenge by enabling Hope to get hers? One thing’s for sure: after this, X-Force will never be the same. Don’t miss the senses-shattering conclusion to “Vendetta” this January in UNCANNY X-FORCE #17!

UNCANNY X-FORCE #17 (NOV130687)

Written by SAM HUMPHRIES

Art by HARVEY TOLIBAO & DEXTER SOY

Cover by RAMON PEREZ

FOC – 01/06/2014, On-Sale – 01/29/2014

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

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 over 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

The Beginning of the End? “Goblin Nation” Begins in SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #26!

The Beginning of the End? “Goblin Nation” Begins in SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #26!

The stage is set for the biggest Superior Spider-Man story of them all! And it starts right here in the Earth-shattering SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #26, from blockbuster creators Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos, Javier Rodriguez, and Marcos Martin! Nobody has pushed Peter Parker harder than the Green Goblin. But as Spider-Man’s greatest nemesis returns, will Otto Octavius be able to withstand the onslaught? Moving in the shadows, the Goblin and his army have prepared for war right under his very nose! And the first battle is upon them as the Green Goblin goes glider-to-glider with the original Hobgoblin! And only one of them is walking away…

Questions will be answered this January as the opening shot of Goblin Nation is fired in SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #26. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this one!

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #26 (NOV130662)

Written by DAN SLOTT

Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS,
JAVIER RODRIGUEZ & MARCOS MARTIN

Cover by RYAN STEGMAN

FOC 01/06/14, ON-SALE 1/29/14

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

For comics anytime, anywhere check out comicstore.marvel.com and www.marvel.com/mobile

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 over 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
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND/OR ARTWORK PLEASE CONTACT:
Chris D’Lando
MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT

Peter Parker Dies AGAIN?!! Superior Spider-Man Rant

I said I wasn’t going to take the time to go off about this but after 10 comics I just had to . Peter Parker is now dead and Doc Ock is running around in his body as Spider-Man with all his powers. WTF?

I want to hear from you about your thoughts on how this is playing out and what you think of Doc Ock posing as Spider-Man or who you think should have the drivers seat at playing Spider-Man after Doc Ock. Leave a comment below!

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Marvel NOW! FANTASTIC FOUR #1 First Look!

Marvel NOW! – FANTASTIC FOUR #1 First Look!

 

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Fantastic Four #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series from the amazing creative team of writer Matt Fraction and artist Mark Bagley! Four adults. Two kids. One FantastiCar. NOW! Reed, Sue, Johnny, and Ben – along with Franklin and Valeria – begin their epic journey through all of infinite time and space!

 

As part of Marvel NOW!, Fantastic Four  joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!

 

Each issue of Fantastic Four includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, each issue of Fantastic Four features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

 

An all-new direction! All-new adventures! This is Fantastic Four NOW!

 

This November, Matt Fraction and Mark Bagley redefine what it means to be fantastic in Fantastic Four #1!

FANTASTIC FOUR #1 (SEP120586)

Written by MATT FRACTION

Art & Cover by MARK BAGLEY

FOC – 10/22/2012, On Sale – 11/14/2012

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

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 over 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 & MTV Announce Marvel NOW! Behind The ReEvolution Video Series

Marvel & MTV Announce Marvel NOW!: Behind The ReEvolution Video Series

In-Depth Online Documentary Explores The Biggest Comic Event of the Year

 

New York, NY—October 15, 2012—Get ready for a behind the scenes look at making comics like never before as Marvel and MTV Geek have once again joined forces to produce Marvel NOW!: Behind The ReEvolution! This all-new video series going behind the scenes of the year’s most anticipated comic book event grants fans unprecedented access into the Marvel offices, creative retreats, key planning meetings and creator studios! This new documentary from MTV Geek shows just how NOW! was developed by the brightest minds in comics. Each episode will debut exclusively on MTV.com beginning October 10.

 

“This going to be the ultimate jumping in point for anyone interested in comics and a nice peek behind the curtain for the long-term fans,” said Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Comics. “If you've ever wanted to be a fly on the wall at one of our top secret meetings—the spirited debates that lead to our best and biggest stories—this is your chance to get an inside look at the future of Marvel.  It's called Marvel NOW! for a reason.”

 

Kicking off in October, Marvel NOW! unites the top talent in the comic industry—including Rick Remender, John Cassaday, Brian Michael Bendis, Stuart Immonen, Jonathan Hickman, Jerome Opena & so many more—for the biggest stories of the year. In the fallout of Avengers Vs. X-Men, watch the Marvel Universe rebuild itself in a way no one will ever forget!

 

"Through Avengers vs. X-Men: War Journals MTV Geek gave fans a groundbreaking inside look at Marvel," said MTV Digital Executive Producer Tom Akel.  "Marvel is upping the ante with a shakeup of both the talent and the Marvel Universe and we'll have to capture that creative energy."

 

This October, fans get a unique look at the Marvel NOW! Initiative and all the great new series in Marvel NOW!: Behind the ReEvolution at http://marvelnow.mtv.com. And on October 10th make sure to pick up your copy of Uncanny Avengers, in comic shops and on the Marvel Comics app.

 

So what are you waiting for? Check out the first episode here: LINK

 

UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 (AUG120550)

Written by RICK REMENDER

Art and Cover by JOHN CASSADAY 

ON SALE NOW!

 

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 over 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 


FOR MORE INFORMATION AND/OR ARTWORK PLEASE CONTACT:
Arune Singh
MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT
212-576-4061

asingh@marvel.com

 

About MTV:

MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile.

 

MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is the leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

 

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