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The weekend is here and I’ll be at the Baltimore Comic Con. If you’re there, track me down and say “hi”!

Around the Blogs:

Comics Alliance – Kansas Artist Campaigns To Rename Hometown Smallville -No one has done this yet?

 

Around the Tubes Reviews:

ICv2 – Amulet Vol. 5: Prince of the Elves TP

CBR – Defenders #10

CBR – Hawkeye #2

Talking Comics – Love and Capes: What to Expect #2

Talking Comics – X-Factor #243

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Your First Look at Defenders #8!

Your First Look at Defenders #8!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Defenders #8 as red-hot artist Jamie McKelvie joins superstar writer Matt Fraction for a story like no other!  After traveling to Wakanda, the Defenders must journey into the forbidden land of Z’Gambo to face off against the evil John Aman, Prince of Orphans! What sort of secrets is he protecting, and can the Defenders find out before it’s too late? But they’re not the only ones after his secret, as the Black Cat makes her own bid to steal it away! It’s a race against the clock in Defenders #8, which hits comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app and the Marvel Digital Comics Shop this July.

DEFENDERS #8 (MAY120697)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Penciled by JAMIE MCKELVIE
Cover by TERRY DODSON
FOC – 6/18/12, On-Sale – 7/11/12

Around the Tubes

It’s a new week… and I’m into countdown mode for The Avengers and Free Comic Book Day!

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Kotaku – Sunday Comics: Born to Kill – Each week Kotaku posts some great web comics.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Cambs Times – Avengers: Origins

CBR – Defenders #5

Bleeding Cool – Wonder Woman #8

 

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It’s a new week and C2E2 is over.  Any announcements folks are excited about?

Around the Blogs:

IGN – C2E2: Marvel Reveals Ultimate Universe Event - Should be interesting.

MTV Geek – C2E2 2012: Avengers Vs. X-Men Panel Brings The Fight To ChicagoDoesn’t this event cover all the cons?

MTV Geek – C2E2 2012: Did DC’s “All Access: Before Watchmen” Panel Have Fans Saying “Hurm,” or “Hurm!”Still not sure what to think.

CBR – C2E2: Jhonen Vasquez Talks Johnny, Zim & MoreI want more Johnny!

CBR – C2E2: Tom Morello on “Orchid,” Music & PoliticsOne of the people I’d love to interview.

Bleeding Cool – ComiXology At C2E2: Alex De Campi, A Digital PioneerSome good hints as to what to expect.

Comics Alliance – Marvel’s Sunday at C2E2: ‘Thor’ Crossover with ‘Journey into Mystery,’ McKelvie on ‘Defenders’ - Lots of Marvel news during this con.

Your First Look At Defenders #4!

Your First Look At DEFENDERS #4!

It’s the book that MTV says is “big, bold and bravura work” and we have your first look at Defenders #4! From the creative team of Matt Fraction and Michael Lark, Doctor Strange embarks on an all new mission after discovering the mysterious Concordance Engine! Can the former Sorcerer Supreme unlock it’s secrets without damaging the very fabric of the Marvel Universe? Find out in Defenders #4, hitting store shelves and the Marvel Comics app everywhere this March!

DEFENDERS #4 (JAN120682)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils by MICHAEL LARK
Cover by TERRY DODSON
FOC – 2/13/12, ON SALE – 3/7/12

Scarlet Spider #1 Leads The Charge On A Slew Of New Year Second Printings!

Official Press Release

SCARLET SPIDER #1 Leads The Charge On A Slew Of New Year Second Printings!

Marvel is pleased to announce that several critically acclaimed books have sold out at Diamond and will be going back to press. Leading the charge as it hits stands, Scarlet Spider #1 Second Printing Variant brings fans a whole new brand of web-slinging action as Kaine takes up the mantle of the Scarlet Spider and heads to Houston! But the new Scarlet Spider isn’t the only one fans are clamoring for as The Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, Carnage, the Defenders and Uncanny X-Force also continue to fly off store shelves.

Here’s a full list of blockbuster titles with superstar creative teams going back to press:

  • Avengers Annual #1 Second Printing Variant by Brian Michael Bendis & Gabrielle Dell’otto
  • Avengers: X-Sanction #2 Second Printing Variant by Jeph Loeb & Ed McGuinness
  • Carnage USA #2 Second Printing Variant by Zeb Wells & Clayton Crain
  • Defenders #2 Second Printing Variant by Matt Fraction & Terry Dodson
  • Incredible Hulk #3 Second Printing Variant by Jason Aaron & Marc Silvestri
  • Uncanny X-Force #19 Second Printing Variant by Rick Remender & Robbi Rodriguez

Did you miss the previous issues of these amazing titles? Well Marvel has you covered with these additional printings!

  • New Avengers Annual #1 Second Printing Variant by Brian Michael Bendis & Gabrielle Dell’otto (JUL118236)
  • Avengers: X-Sanction #1 Second Printing Variant A by Jeph Loeb & Ed McGuinness (OCT118095)
  • Avengers: X-Sanction #1 Second Printing Variant B by Jeph Loeb & Ed McGuinness (OCT118096)
  • Carnage USA #1 Second Printing Variant by Zeb Wells & Clayton Crain (NOV118101)
  • Incredible Hulk #1 Second Printing Variant by Jason Aaron & Marc Silvestri (SEP118121)
  • Incredible Hulk #2 Second Printing Variant by Jason Aaron & Marc Silvestri (OCT118116)
  • Uncanny X-Force #18 Second Printing Variant by Rick Remender & Jerome Opena (NOV118069)

With so many red-hot new series quickly gaining steam, Marvel wants to ensure that comic shops have enough copies on hand to meet demand. No fan can miss out on these exciting new titles taking place in all corners of the Marvel Universe!

SCARLET SPIDER #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (NOV118186)
Written by CHRIS YOST
Pencils by RYAN STEGMAN
FOC – 1/23/12, ON SALE – 2/15/12

AVENGERS ANNUAL #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (NOV118185)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by GABRIELLE DELL’OTTO
FOC – 1/23/12, ON SALE – 2/15/12

AVENGERS: X-SANCTION #2 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (NOV118182)
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils by ED MCGUINNESS
FOC – 1/23/12, ON SALE – 2/15/12

CARNAGE USA #2 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (NOV118187)
Written by ZEB WELLS
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
FOC – 1/23/12, ON SALE – 2/15/12

DEFENDERS #2 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (NOV118183)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils by TERRY DODSON
FOC – 1/23/12, ON SALE – 2/15/12

INCREDIBLE HULK #3 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (NOV118142)
Written by JASON AARON
Pencils by MARC SILVESTRI
FOC – 1/23/12, ON SALE – 2/15/12

UNCANNY X-FORCE #19 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (NOV118184)
Written by RICK REMENDER
Pencils by ROBBI RODRIGUIEZ
FOC – 1/23/12, ON SALE – 2/15/12

Discover The Secret Of The Marvel Universe In Defenders #2!

Discover The Secret Of The Marvel Universe In DEFENDERS #2!

A dangerous secret lies deep within the Marvel Universe, and the only ones who can protect us against its calamitous consequences are… THE DEFENDERS! The team of Doctor Strange, Namor, Silver Surfer, Iron Fist & Red She Hulk must race to stop the Breaker of Worlds from unleashing terror across the Marvel Universe in Defenders #2. From the critically acclaimed creative team of Matt Fraction & Terry Dodson, one of the Marvel Universe’s biggest secrets is about to be uncovered, and you can only find the answer HERE!

Fans and critics agree, Defenders is a smash hit!

“Defenders #1: Big, Bold, Crazy and Awesome” – Chris Sims, ComicsAlliance.com

“It’s a must buy.” – Alex Zalben, MTV Geek

“The book has an enthusiasm and energy that is evident from page one, even when it’s being all grim and world ending.” – Kelly Thompson, ComicBookResources.com

“[T]he Dodsons are a glorious team that continues to shine within these pages” – Jim Mroczkowski, iFanboy.com

“This book deserves your attention and dollars” – Matt Demers, ComicVine.com

“This book definitely deserves a spot on your pull list” – Paul Mallory, AComicBookBlog.com

“The art by the always-stellar Terry and Rachel Dodson looks fantastic!” – Jason Bowles, ScienceFiction.com

Will Nul prove to be too much of a threat for the Defenders? And what do those small notes on the bottom of the pages mean? Is everything tied together? Find out the answer to SOME of those questions as our protectors from the impossible continue their journey in Defenders #2!

DEFENDERS #2 (NOV110487)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by TERRY DODSON
Inks by RACHEL DODSON
Colors by SONIA OBACK
FOC – 12/12/11, ON SALE 1/4/12

The Defenders #2 Cover

Venom Infects The Marvel Universe This January!

Official Press Release

VENOM Infects The Marvel Universe This January!

February is going to be an action packed month for Venom, but before the insanity begins we’ve got your first look at January’s jaw dropping Venom Variants! Brought to you by some of the best artists in the industry, get ready for a unique look at your favorite Marvel heroes as they get infected by symbiotes!

Kicking off February with a bang, Venom makes unholy alliances with Red Hulk, Ghost Rider & X-23 to save Sin City, Las Vegas, from total chaos in Venom: Circle of Four. Then, just as Rick Remender and Gabriel Hardman take the reins as the new creative team of Secret Avengers, they draft Venom to the team’s lineup!

So what are you waiting for True Believer, go out and tell your retailers to make yours VENOM!

CAPTAIN AMERICA #7 (NOV110480)
CAPTAIN AMERICA #7 VENOM VARIANT (NOV110481)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils by ALAN DAVIS
Variant Cover by MIKE PERKINS
FOC- 12/19/2011, ON SALE- 01/11/2012

DEFENDERS #2 VENOM VARIANT (NOV110489)
DEFENDERS #2 VENOM VARIANT (NOV110488)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils by TERRY DODSON
Variant Cover by CHRIS STEVENS
FOC-12/12/2011, ON SALE- 01/4/2012

FF #14 (NOV110542)
FF #14 VENOM VARIANT (NOV110543)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Pencils by JUAN BOBILLO
Variant Cover by MICHAEL RYAN
FOC-01/2/2012, ON SALE- 01/25/2012

SECRET AVENGERS #21 (NOV110497)
SECRET AVENGERS #21 VENOM VARIANT (NOV110498)
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils by STUART IMMONEN
Variant Cover by KHOI PHAM
FOC- 01/2/2012, ON SALE- 01/25/2012

VENOM #12 (NOV110533)
VENOM #12 VENOM VARIANT (NOV110534)
Written by RICK REMENDER
Pencils by LAN MEDINA
Variant Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
FOC-12/26/2011, ON SALE- 01/18/2012

WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #4 (NOV110560)
WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #4 VENOM VARIANT (NOV110561)
Written by JASON AARON
Pencils by NICK BRADSHAW
Variant Cover by MARK BROOKS
FOC- 12/19/2011, ON SALE- 01/11/2012

X-MEN #23 (NOV110570)
X-MEN #23 VENOM VARIANT (NOV110571)
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Pencils by WILL CONRAD
Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
FOC- 12/12/2011, ON SALE- 01/4/2012

Marvel Unveils Stuart Immonen’s Variant To Defenders #1!

Official Press Release

Marvel Unveils Stuart Immonen’s Variant To DEFENDERS #1!

This December, an all-new team is about to embark on a bold mission to protect humanity from the impossible – they are the Defenders! To celebrate the launch of one of this year’s biggest new series, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at the Defenders #1 Immonen Variant from red-hot artist Stuart Immonen! Don’t miss the powerhouse team up of Doctor Strange, Namor, Silver Surfer, Red She-Hulk, and Iron Fist as they go head to head against threats that no other team can handle in Defenders #1 Immonen Variant!

*Retailers should check the Marvel Mailer for special ordering incentives on Defenders #1 and it’s variants.

DEFENDERS #1 (OCT110587)
DEFENDERS #1 IMMONEN VARIANT (OCT110588)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by TERRY DODSON
Variant Cover by STUART IMMONEN
FOC—11/7/11, On-Sale—12/7/11

Your First Look At Defenders #1

Your First Look At DEFENDERS #1

When the impossible is everywhere and the very fabric of reality is threatened by insanity, the world needs more than super heroes…they need Defenders! Enter Defenders #1, from the top-selling creative team of Matt Fraction (Fear Itself, Invincible Iron Man, Mighty Thor) and Terry Dodson (Uncanny X-Men), as Doctor Strange assembles a new team of heroes to face a new kind of threat that will leave readers shocked. Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Namor, Red She-Hulk, Silver Surfer and more of your favorite Marvel Heroes will band together exploring corners of the Marvel Universe you never knew existed for missions so deadly they have to be kept secret. Once a Defender, always a Defender – no matter the cost or sacrifice.

 

To support the launch of this major new series, Marvel is promoting Defenders through the following retailer support program:

  • A free Defenders/Avengers X-Sanction preview book in stores Wednesday, November 2nd
  • Exciting new ordering incentives for retailers, announced in this week’s Marvel Mailer
  • Full issue preview on Diamond Retailer Site
  • Extremely limited-edition Defenders #1 Neal Adams Inked Variant
  • In-store promotional items including mini-posters, postcards and more.
  • Digital marketing designed to drive consumers to comic stores for Defenders #1
  • Prominently placed Defenders house ads in major Marvel comics
  • A month long promotion through the Marvel Comics app, designed to create greater awareness and interest in Defenders
  • Defenders-centric E-mail blasts to consumers
  • Mainstream press timed around the Defenders #1 on-sale
  • Ads in each digital issue of Defenders #1 directing fans to check out subsequent issues at their local comic shop

This December, all-new era in Marvel history begins with Matt Fraction and Terry Dodson’s Defenders #1.

 

DEFENDERS #1 (OCT110587)
DEFENDERS #1 IMMONEN VARIANT (OCT110588)
DEFENDERS #1 ADAMS VARIANT (OCT110589)
DEFENDERS #1 ADAMS INKED VARIANT (SEP118111)
DEFENDERS #1 BLANK VARIANT (OCT110590)
DEFENDERS #1 I AM A DEFENDER VARIANT (OCT110591)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by TERRY DODSON
Variant Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS
Sketch Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS
Blank Variant available
I Am A Defender Variant also Available
FOC—11/7/11, On-Sale—12/7/11

Defenders #1 CoverDefenders #1 Neal Adams Cover

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