AVENGERS WORLD #3 First Look

Shang-Chi Unleashed in AVENGERS WORLD #3!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at AVENGERS WORLD #3 – the next blockbuster issue from critically acclaimed creators Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer, and Stefano Caselli! Spread thin across the globe, squads of Avengers fight for their lives on multiple deadly fronts. A.I.M. has made their move – and they’ve declared Earth an Avengers World no longer! But not if Shang-Chi has anything to say about it! The Hand has woken the beast of legend. Out of the Earth rises a great dragon – with the city of Madripoor atop its head! Deep in the heart of the city, Shang-Chi faces down The Gorgon – ruthless leader of the shadowy ninja clan. Winner takes control of The Hand – and gets to keep their life! Don’t miss a minute of the bone-crunching martial arts action this February! The fight to the death begins in AVENGERS WORLD #3!

AVENGERS WORLD #3 (DEC130688)

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN & NICK SPENCER

Art by STEFANO CASELLI

Cover by RAGS MORALES

Variant Cover by AGUSTIN ALESSIO

FOC 1/27/14, ON-SALE 2/19/13

 

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Nothing Lasts Forever – Marvel Unveils INFINITY #1 Cover

This August, the Marvel Universe prepares for the biggest battle it’s ever faced – but first, Marvel is proud to unveil the jaw dropping main cover to Infinity #1 by Adam Kubert! Infinity, the six part blockbuster comic event of the summer, brought to you by the star studded creative team of Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, Jerome Opena & Dustin Weaver, takes fans to every corner of the Marvel Universe, and beyond! Earth has been marked as an “Avengers World”, protected by Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and more from the deadliest threats facing humanity. A powerful and destructive race is on a collision course with Earth and the only thing in their path is the Avengers! But even Earth’s Mightiest Heroes realize the one hope of defeating this dire threat is to unite every great hero across the cosmos…because only with a united AvengersUniverse is there any chance of survival!

With our heroes at the other end of the universe, who is left to protect Earth? Enter Thanos, the galaxy’s most ruthless threat and an unparalleled force of brutality who brings order to the chaos of life through murder. The greatest threat to the Mad Titan’s work—and perhaps the universe’s greatest hope—is something he created leaving no world safe. Earth’s last hope may lie in the hands of a man who can level cities with a single whisper – Black Bolt, king of the Inhumans. But can the fearsome leader of a race hated and feared by his world,  lead his people against Thanos? If they fall, so does the Earth—and the entire universe with it.

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

The Biggest Heroes.  The Biggest Threats. The Biggest Sacrifices. This is Marvel’sINFINITY.

For more on Marvel’s Infinity, please visit www.marvel.com. Join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #MarvelINFINITY and don’t forget to follow us at @Marvel [www.twitter.com/Marvel]!

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Nothing Lasts Forever – The New Avengers Head Into INFINITY!

New York, NY—May 10th, 2012— This August, superstar writer Jonathan Hickman is joined by fan-favorite artist Mike Deodato to pit the Illuminati against their biggest threat yet  inNew Avengers #9! Tying into the blockbuster event of the summer, Infinity,New Avengers #9 shows fans what new threats lie beyond the edges of the Marvel Universe!

With the Avengers fending off an intergalactic threat on the edges of the Marvel Universe,Earth becomes the most vulnerable planet in the system! Enter Thanos, the galaxy’s most ruthless threat and an unparalleled force of brutality who brings order to the chaos of life through murder. Earth’s last hope may lie in the hands of a man who can level cities with a single whisper – Black Bolt, king of the Inhumans. But is the combined might of the clandestine group of Avengers enough to push back Thanos and his deadly group of lieutenants – the Cull Obsidian?

“As with Avengers, Jonathan’s issues ofNew Avengers are a critical part of the overall Infinity story. There are elements that were set into place in the earliest issues of the series that he and Deo will be paying off on here.” explained Executive Editor, Tom Brevoort, Marvel Entertainment. “You could maybe enjoy INFINITY without them, but you’re really not going to want to.”

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

This August, the intensity ofInfinity is turned up a notch as Hickman and Deodato show the power of the Mad Titan inNew Avengers #9!

Join the conversation on Twitter with hash tag#MarvelINFINITY, and don’t forget to follow us at @Marvel [www.twitter.com/Marvel]!

For more on Marvel’s Infinity, please visitwww.marvel.com..

NEW AVENGERS #9

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN

Art & Cover by MIKE DEODATO

ON SALE AUGUST 2013!

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INFINITY brings Skrulls back to forefront in MU.

 Nothing Lasts Forever – The Avengers Head Into INFINITY!

New York, NY—May 8th, 2012— This August, superstar writer Jonathan Hickman is joined by fan-favorite artist Leinil Yu to show fans what an “Avengers Universe” looks like in Avengers #18! Tying into the blockbuster event of the summer, Infinity, Avengers #18 shows fans what new threats lie beyond the edges of the Marvel Universe!

A powerful and destructive race is on a collision course with Earth and the only thing in their path is the Avengers! But even Earth’s Mightiest Heroes realize the one hope of defeating this dire threat is to unite every great hero across the cosmos…because only with a united “Avengers Universe” is there any chance of survival! But in order to do so, Captain America and the Avengers must join the Council of Worlds as they declare war on their cosmic invaders. And when the key to their success lies within the rebirth of the Skrull Empire, there’s no telling what may happen next!

“Moreso than any other tie-ins, Jonathan’s issues of Avengers and New Avengers are an integral core part of the Infinity story–absolutely essential to the reading experience,” explained Executive Editor, Tom Brevoort, Marvel Entertainment. “So these issues that Leinil is drawing are key to everything”

Every issue of Avengers includes a code for a free digital copy of that same comic on theMarvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, each issue ofInfinity 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.

This August, the intensity of Infinity is turned up a notch as Hickman and Yu throw the first blows in Avengers #18!

Join the conversation on Twitter with hash tag #MarvelINFINITY, and don’t forget to follow us at @Marvel[www.twitter.com/Marvel]!

For more on Marvel’s Infinity, please visit www.marvel.com.

 

Avengers_18_CoverAVENGERS #18

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN

Art & Cover by LEINIL YU

ON SALE AUGUST 2013!

 

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Welcome to Marvel’s INFINITY!

   This Summer The Biggest Comic Book Event Of 2013 Reaches All Corners of the Marvel Universe!

Infinity_FreeComicBookDay_CoverNew York, NY—April 1st, 2013—Earth has been marked as an “Avengers World”, protected by Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and more from the deadliest threats facing humanity. A powerful and destructive race is on a collision course with Earth and the only thing in their path is the Avengers! But even Earth’s Mightiest Heroes realize the one hope of defeating this dire threat is to unite every great hero across the cosmos…because only with a united AvengersUniverse is there any chance of survival!

With our heroes at the other end of the universe, who is left to protect Earth? Enter Thanos, the galaxy’s most ruthless threat and an unparalleled force of brutality who brings order to the chaos of life through murder. The greatest threat to the Mad Titan’s work—and perhaps the universe’s greatest hope—is something he created leaving no world safe. Earth’s last hope may lie in the hands of a man who can level cities with a single whisper – Black Bolt, king of the Inhumans. But can the fearsome leader of a race hated and feared by his world,  lead his people against Thanos? If they fall, so does the Earth—and the entire universe with it.

The Biggest Heroes.  The Biggest Threats. The Biggest Sacrifices. This is Marvel’sINFINITY.

Written by New York Times best-selling writer Jonathan Hickman (Avengers,Avengers VS. X-Men) and illustrated by superstars Jim Cheung (Avengers: Children’s Crusade) Jerome Opena (Avengers,Uncanny X-Force), and Dustin Weaver (Avengers, Uncanny X-Men), Infinityis a six issue comic book event debuting in August with an oversized first issue.

“Events stories simply don’t come bigger than Infinity,” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “ Jonathan Hickman is joined by three of our top artists — Jim Cheung, Jerome Opena and Dustin Weaver — to deliver an epic tale that covers all corners of the Marvel Universe and narrows the gap between Earth and the cosmos like never before.  It’s called the ‘MarvelUniverse‘ for a reason.”

Infinity_Preview1Readers get their first look at Marvel’s Infinity for free on Saturday, May 4th as part of Free Comic Book Day withFCBD: Infinity. In this all-new story by the blockbuster creative team of Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung, witness the opening shots of the war that will be heard around the galaxy. Plus, relive Thanos’ first solo story which has never been reprinted till now!

“I’m very excited about Infinity for a number of reasons,” said Hickman. “First, I think it’s wonderful that the story is coming organically out of what’s been going on duringMarvel NOW!. Things that we’ve seen unfold in Avengers, New Avengers,Thanos Rising, Guardians of the Galaxy, and others are the catalyst forInfinity. And second, for me personally, Infinity is the first big step in a series of big steps that make up the long term plans for the Avengers books I have the privilege of writing. It should be a lot of fun.”

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

Join Infinity writer Jonathan Hickman, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and Marvel Executive Editor – Senior VP Tom Brevoort at 2 PM EST on Tuesday, April 2 in a special interactive chat where fans can submit their own questions and comments to be answered and addressed! Offered exclusively through Marvel.com, this will be your chance to find out more about Infinity from the people putting it together!

Sign up now and  be there live at 2 PM EST on Tuesday, April 2!

Infinity_Preview2http://marvel.com/news/story/20386/infinity_interactive_chat

For more on Marvel’s Infinity, please visit www.marvel.com and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #MarvelINFINITY.

 

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East of West #1 Sells Out

InvestComics Hot Picks #262 called it. Click right HERE to find out what you missed.

If you don’t feel like clicking away; here’s the part about East of West #1: There’s a moderate amount of number one issues (and a zero) to check out this week, but there is one that will sell out quick and command bucks in the aftermarket. Don’t say InvestComics didn’t warn you. When you come across East of West (2013 Image) #1 this week, pick it up. That is all.

Now hopefully you’re not scrambling to get your first print ::sigh::

EAST OF WEST #1 SELLS OUT First issue of Hickman/Dragotta series gets new printing

EAST OF WEST #1, the premiere issue of the apocalyptic Western by Jonathan Hickman (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS) and Nick Dragotta, has sold out the same day as its release on March 27. It will receive a second printing (Diamond Comics code FEB138443), going on shelves in stores on April 24, the same day as EAST OF WEST #2.

The best-selling debut of Hickman-penned Image Comics series to date, EAST OF WEST #1 introduces readers to a world on the verge of collapse where incarnations of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse roam a sprawling landscape and all signs point to an inglorious end.

In contrast to the spiraling fate of humankind depicted in its pages, the beginning of EAST OF WEST has been a critical triumph:

“East of West is astonishing. Something that may reset the bar by which all other comics are tested.”

    – Crave Online (10/10 review)

“Hickman accomplishes here what other writers might spend a whole series building up, which leaves the door wide open for this imaginative story to go east and west and then north and south, to boot.”

    – IGN

“The series is still new, but I wonder whether it’s a glimpse at our nation’s sins made manifest. A bald depiction of the scarlet letter forever branded on America, not for adultery, but for human bondage and derision. Or maybe it’s just a cool, nihilistic revenge saga.”

    – iFanboy (Pick of the Week)

“…this is a comic that could just possibly blow your mind.”

    – Comic Vine (5/5-star review)

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Marvel’s INFINITY Is COMING!

Marvel’s INFINITY Is COMING!—First Contact At FCBD 2013!

 

InfinityTeaserThe biggest super heroes in comics today – the Avengers, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four, Inhumans, Superior Spider-Man & more!

The most dangerous threat in the Marvel Universe – Thanos!

The grandest Marvel Comics event of all time – INFINITY!

This May for Free Comic Book Day, prepare yourselves for the greatest battle for survival ever waged in the Marvel Universe as Marvel marches towards Infinity! In this all-new story by the blockbuster creative team of Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung, witness the opening shots of the war that will be heard around the galaxy. Plus, get a sneak peek behind a major Marvel release that hasn’t been announced yet and relive Thanos’ first solo story.

With the entire Marvel Universe on the brink of intergalactic war, no fan can miss this year’s Free Comic Book Day!

 

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2013: INFINITY

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN

Pencils & Cover by JIM CHUENG

ON SALE – MAY 4th, 2013!

 

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Marvel NOW! – AVENGERS #1 First Look!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Avengers #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series from the blockbuster creative team of writer Jonathan Hickman, artist Jerome Opena and colorist Dean White! The greatest heroes in comics together on one unbeatable team! Now shipping twice a month, the Avengers “go large,” expanding their roster and their sphere of influence to a global and even interplanetary level. When Captain America puts out his call – who will answer? Big threats, big ideas, big idealism – these are the Avengers NOW!

As part of Marvel NOW!, Avengers 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 Avengers includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices). Additionally, each issue of Avengers 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 threats! This is Avengers NOW!

This December, Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena redefine what it means to be Earth’s Mightiest in Avengers #1!

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AVENGERS #1 (SEP120526)

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN

Art by JEROME OPENA

Colors by DEAN WHITE

Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER

On Sale – 12/5/2012

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Marvel NOW! – Hickman & Opena’s AVENGERS Covers Revealed!

Marvel NOW! – Hickman & Opena’s AVENGERS Covers Revealed!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at the jaw dropping covers to Avengers #1, Avengers #2 & Avengers #3 by superstar artist Dustin Weaver! This December, the most popular heroes in comics together on one unbeatable team, twice a month – only in Avengers! From the blockbuster creative team of Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena, the Avengers “go large,” expanding their roster and their sphere of influence to a global and even interplanetary level. When Captain America puts out his call – who will answer?

Each issue of Avengers includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices and in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop. Additionally, each issue of Avengers 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.

Big threats, big ideas, big idealism – these are the Avengers NOW!

This December, Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena redefine what it means to be Earth’s Mightiest in Avengers #1!

For more on Marvel NOW!, please visit now.marvel.com and join the conversation on Twitter using #MarvelNOW.

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AVENGERS #1

AVENGERS #2

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN

Art by JEROME OPENA

Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER

ON SALE DECEMBER 2012!

 

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InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 4-11-12

Welcome to InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 4-11-12 

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As you can see from the above video this week, Stan Lee has made his way to InvestComics! The interview with Stan Lee (coming soon) was a milestone for InvestComics unto itself, but having Mr. Stan Lee welcoming fans to “InvestComics” is the Pinnacle for IC……..so far. There are more things to be conquered, so stay tuned!

There are six number one issues to check out this week. Of the 6, four of them are from the independent circuit. The most disturbing cover of the bunch has to go to Secret #1. What is up with that cover? Nasty. But that cover will bring eyeballs over to it and make people pick it up so kudos to the marketing department here. Having talented writer Jonathan Hickman on the new ongoing series helps the cause even more for this book.

So Howard Stern will be making his debut on America’s Got Talent in a month or so. This week however, Image Comics has America’s Got Powers #1 coming out. Is there any correlation between AGT and AGP? Absolutely none. Coincidence? Maybe, but marketing strategies do work to enhance the most of a trend. So don’t go looking for Stern in this issue though, you’ll get Baba-Booey-ed!

Rounding out the number one issues from the Independent market are Alabaster Wolves #1 and Rich Johnson’s Iron Muslim #1.

……..And moving on to number 2 issues now, this week we check out the ever so popular follow up’s to Saga #1 and Manhattan Project #1. Will the comics sustain their popularity with continued great storytelling? Probably so, so don’t miss out on these!

The last of the number one issues covered here are from Marvel and DC. Both are targeting the younger animated audience. Coincidence? No way, they obviously are trying to vie for the same demo here. Green Lantern The Animated Series #1 and Marvel Universe Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #1 are the comics competing against each other this week. Both are going to rack up points with the Avengers title winning in the end.

The last of the Hot Picks this week goes to New Avengers #24. An AvX crossover with a very nice cover.

Speaking of covers, scroll through some beautiful artistry below. Covers of the Week!

See you on Monday with a very cool press release! Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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Marvel Unveils Cover To AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #1

This April, prepare for the biggest super hero war in comics history as Marvel is pleased to present your first look at the jaw-dropping cover to Avengers Vs. X-Men #1 by superstar artist Jim Cheung! From the
powerhouse creative team of Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Matt Fraction, Jonathan Hickman, Ed Brubaker, John Romita Jr., Adam Kubert and Olivier Copiel comes a groundbreaking event pitting Earth’s
Mightiest against the X-Men with the entire Marvel Universe at stake. Cyclops and his team believe the arrival of the Phoenix Force will save mutantkind, but Captain America is convinced it will destroy the world!
But who is right? Don’t miss out on all the action in Avengers Vs. X-Men #1 in comic shops worldwide and on the Marvel Comics app http://www.marvel.com/marvelcomicsapp  this April!

Which team will reign supreme? Join the conversation on Twitter with #AvX ttps://twitter.com/#!/search/avx !

For more on Avengers VS X-Men, please visit http://avx.marvel.com http://avx.marvel.com/

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #1 (JAN120625)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, JASON AARON, MATT FRACTION, JONATHAN HICKMAN, ED BRUBAKER

Art by JOHN ROMITA JR.

Cover by JIM CHEUNG

FOC – 2/27/12, ON SALE – 4/3/12

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Marvel Announces AVENGERS VS X-MEN

The Biggest Comic Book Event In History Begins In April 2012

New York, NY-December 7, 2011-This April, The Avengers and the X-Men-the two most popular franchises in comics history-go to war! Marvel is proud to announce Avengers VS X-Men, a landmark twelve-issue pop culture event bringing together the world’s greatest super heroes-Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Magneto and more-for an unforgettable battle beginning in April 2012.

Avengers VS X-Men is written by a team of the top-selling authors in the comic book industry today: Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man); Jason Aaron (Wolverine & The X-Men, Wolverine); Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic Four, Ultimate Comics Ultimates); Ed Brubaker (Captain America, Winter Soldier); Matt Fraction (Invincible Iron Man, The Mighty Thor). This unprecedented assembly of acclaimed writers is joined by a trio of the industry’s superstar artists: John Romita Jr (Avengers); Olivier Coipel (The Mighty Thor); Adam Kubert (X-Men: Schism).

The Avengers and X-Men have learned that the all-powerful embodiment of both death and rebirth  known as the Phoenix Force is on a crash course for Earth…and it needs a new host to unleash its immeasurable power. But what is the shocking decision tied to the Phoenix’s return that will pit the Avengers against the X-Men? And when good friends become bitter enemies, what does this mean for the future of the Marvel Universe?

Shipping twice monthly, this epic twelve-issue limited series will be available in comic stores and on the Marvel Comics app <http://www.marvel.com/marvelcomicsapp>  on the same day-additionally, each print issue of Avengers VS X-Men includes a code for a FREE digital copy of the issue on the Marvel Comics app <http://www.marvel.com/marvelcomicsapp>  at no additional cost to fans or retailers.

“Avengers VS X-Men brings together the most powerful forces in comics for a super hero war like you’ve never seen before and will never see again. We all want to see the best of the best go against each other-Lakers & Celtics; Ali & Frazier; Yankees & Red Sox; and in comics it’s the Avengers fighting the X-Men, ” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “We’ve brought together the biggest writers, biggest artists and biggest characters for the biggest story we’ve ever told. This is the kind of high-octane action-packed story
that fans demand while also having a profound effect on every character involved-and reshaping the Marvel Universe in its wake.”
Plus, for the first time ever, fans can watch and take part in the groundbreaking Avengers VS X-Men LIVE Kickoff beginning at 3:00pm ET
today on Marvel.com <http://www.marvel.com>  and http://new.livestream.com/marveluniverse <http://new.livestream.com/marveluniverse> . A unique event produced in collaboration with Livestream.com’s cutting edge streaming services and the Hangout functionality provided by Google+, we’re bringing the writers and editors of AVX directly to the fans. Make sure to follow Marvel on Google+ <http://goo.gl/9l6Jb>   as five lucky True Believers will be chosen to join in on the AVX hangout with their favorite writers and editors! Even if you’re not part of the Hangout, your questions can still be answered via Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/marvel>  and  Twitter <http://www.twitter.com/marvel>  using hashtag #AvX-just make sure to send in your questions before the press conference ends!

You’ve heard It’s Coming-and this April The War Is Here in Avengers VS X-Men #1! All your favorite super heroes enter-and only one team will
emerge victorious!

For more on Avengers VS X-Men, please visit http://avx.marvel.com
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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
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Jonathan Hickman’s 1-shot, FEEL BETTER LATER, gets delayed but gets bigger

FEEL EVEN BETTER LATER
Hickman One-Shot Delayed
Berkeley, CA – 12 October 2011 — Jonathan Hickman’s FEEL BETTER NOW, originally solicited as a $3.99, 40-page one-shot is being delayed and retooled for a 2012 release as an original graphic novel.
“I regret to inform everyone that FEEL BETTER NOW will not be shipping on schedule,” said Hickman. “Unfortunately, during the course of creating this story, it got bigger. Far beyond the 40 pages we had allocated for the book, and, as a result, I have decided to give the story the scope I feel it deserves.
“Right now, we think the best thing to do is pull it from Diamond and re-solicit the book at a later date when we can firm up the final price point, page count and delivery date. I apologize for the inconvenience, but sometimes these things take on a life of their own and FEEL BETTER NOW is a story that deserves a full canvas.”
“This is one of those cases where the material really will benefit from a little more time,” explained Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson. “Simply put, we could have put the book out as planned, but Jonathan wouldn’t have been satisfied with it. He knew there was more story to mine here and felt the best way to do that was to expand upon it. Instead of just shipping the book late, everyone involved felt the best way forward was to give Jonathan as much time as he needed to tell the story he wants to tell and re-solicit when it’s ready. I think anyone familiar with Jonathan’s understands it will be worth the wait.”
Hickman added: “I would also like to note that THE NIGHTLY NEWS ANNIVERSARY EDITION HC and THE RED WING TP will still ship as scheduled, and that work has already begun on next year’s ongoing series SECRET and THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS. Both myself and Image Comics are extremely excited regarding our plans for the next 12 months.”
THE NIGHTLY NEWS ANNIVERSARY EDITION HC (SEP110423, ISBN: 9978-1-60706-4619), a 300-page full-color hardcover graphic novel for $34.99, will be on sale in stores November 16. THE RED WING TP (OCT110470), a 140-page full-color trade paperback for $14.99, will be on sale in stores December 14.


ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

FOUR: It’s not over.

That’s all Marvel’s telling us, for now.

“FOUR It’s not over.”

Here’s the cover and partial solicit for FF #12
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by JUAN BOBILLO
Cover by STEVE EPTING
NOVEMBER 2011

 
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FANTASTIC FOUR returns in November, with #600

While DC has cancelled it’s entire line, relaunching 52 (plus a few) with all new #1 issues, Marvel is bringing back THE FANTASTIC FOUR, and picking up with issue #600, which leads one to assume that the current series, FF (Future Foundation) is ‘ending” and counting as the fill-in issue numbers between FANTASTIC FOUR, which ended with Johnny Storm’s apparent death in issue 588, and the new 600th issue.

Interestingly enough, the John Romita JR cover to FANTASTIC FOUR #600 features a Fantastic FIVE, as both fallen member Human Torch, and his current replacement, Spider-Man, are included alonside Mr. Fantastic, The Thing, and The Invisible Woman.

FANTASTIC FOUR #600
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by STEVE EPTING, CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO,LEINIL YU & FAREL DALRYMPLE
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Variant Covers by JOE QUESADA, JOHN ROMITA JR. & ART ADAMS
NOVEMBER 2011


 
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The third FOUR Teaser

Marvel sent a third teaser for November’s FOUR. This one, features a certain ‘deceased’ hero of the fiery persuasion.

FOUR
 
Coming November 2011.


 
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