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espnW Teams with Marvel Comics for “Super” Take on 2015 “IMPACT25” List

IMPACT25_espnW_MarvelespnW has teamed with Marvel Comics to create “super” takes on the 2015 “IMPACT25” list, which recognizes athletes and influencers who have made the biggest mark on women in sports this year – 24 nominees, plus The espnW Woman of the Year. A collection of Marvel artists will utilize their various creative styles to highlight the special talents of the honorees and create a super version of each.

To kick off the series, Marvel created an illustration of U.S. Women’s National Team star Carli Lloyd alongside popular Marvel Super Hero, Captain Marvel. Lloyd’s memorable and indefatigable play during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup resulted in her team hoisting the trophy as champions and earned her the Golden Ball as the best player of the tournament. The full roster and artist renditions of the 2015 “IMPACT25” list will be revealed Monday, Dec. 7, on espnW.com/impact25.

As part of the collaboration, the hosts of the Women of Marvel podcastSana Amanat, Adri Cowan, Judy Stephens and Emily Shaw – will be guests on the espnW Presents: Be Honest with Cari Champion podcast, debuting December 7, and will also welcome Overholt and espnW deputy editor Jennifer Holmes on Women of Marvel on a date to be determined. In addition, espnW.com will have exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at the process of transforming these real-life heroes into larger-than-life Super Heroes.

ComiXology Black Friday Deals

comixology small imageComiXology has been running deals for a bit and you can get quite a few deals on digital comics. You can get 50% off Image Comics through December 2. You can get 60% off Marvel collections through December 1. You can get 80% off varied Spider-Man comics through December 1. You can also get some Kodansha first volumes for just 99 cents!

Check the links below for the deals.

Image Comics 50% off Sale – Use promo code IMAGE at checkout

Marvel Black Friday

  • Avengers/X-Men: Utopia
  • Avengers Vs. X-Men
  • Death of Wolverine
  • Fear Itself
  • House of M
  • Marvel 1602
  • Original Sin
  • Secret Invasion
  • Secret Wars
  • X-Men: Battle of the Atom

Marvel Spider-Verse Sale

  • Superior Spider-Man #32-33
  • Spider-Man 2099 #5
  • Amazing Spider-Man #1-18
  • Spider-Verse #1-2
  • Spider-Verse Team-Up #1-3
  • Spider-Woman #1-4
  • Scarlet Spiders #1-3
  • Spider-Man 2099 #6-8
  • Amazing Spider-Man #1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 16.1, 17.1, 18.1, 19.1, 20.1

Kodansha 99¢ Black Friday Sale

  • Attack On Titan Vol 1
  • Say I love You Vol 1
  • Seven Deadly Sins Vol 11

Bobbi Morse Flies Solo This March in Mockingbird #1!

Because you demanded it! That’s right, spinning out of her smash-hit, sold out S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary Special comes her very first ongoing series! Marvel has announced Mockingbird #1 – the new series from Chelsea Cain and Marvel newcomer Kate Niemczyk!

Bobbi Morse. Codename: Mockingbird. Former Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most versatile, deadly, and in-demand agent. But a string of missions gone wrong point to something strange going on inside S.H.I.E.L.D.’s own medical and recovery network. The more she digs, the more widespread the conspiracy becomes. Who’s behind it, and how deep does it go? More importantly – how far will Bobbi have to go in order to uncover the truth?

In an interview with Marvel.com Cain said:

Truly, the plot of the first five issues is rooted very much in Bobbi’s medial history. [Nick] Fury saved her life with a dose of Super Soldier Serum and Infinity Formula and I wanted to explore the fallout from that.

Action, espionage, twists and turns await, True Believer. Be there as Bobbi Morse brings the truth to light!

Coming March 2016!


Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur # 1 – Signing at Forbidden Planet NYC

20151127_120413On my morning commute today, as I was skimming through my Twitter feed, I spotted a Tweet from Forbidden Planet NYC. At first, it seemed like another advert for a Black Friday Sale, but it also had another piece of important information: Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare would be at Forbidden Planet NYC, at 12PM today, to sign purchased copies of their new book: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1.

I already had added this book to my pull list, and had picked up, and read the regular cover version this past Wednesday. This book was different from the standard superhero/villian NYC based mash ups Marvel produces, but I found it adorably appealing and enjoyed reading this new addition to Marvel’s All-New, All-Different line.

Lunella, aka Moon Girl, is a quirky young girl, who is too smart for her own good, and does not easily fit in at her regular school. She is a loner, with a very strong passion for science; and dreams of getting accepted to a more challenging school where she can grow, and help solve the ongoing Terrigen Mist problem–a personal problem since she too has the Inhuman DNA. This first issue sets up the meet between Lunella and Devil Dinosaur. I expect that in future issues the Inhumans, and others affected by the Terrigen Mist, will also cross over.

MoonGirlandDevilDinosaurNo1SignedCSo, after that delightful read, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to get an extra signed copy or two for myself and my nieces, and also get the hip-hop variant cover which I did not yet own. Around lunch time, I took the No. 4 subway train to Union Square, and hoofed it over to Forbidden Planet NYC. At the store, I bought my copies, and waited my turn in line with the other fans to meet Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare.

Soon enough, it was my turn at the big black table. They were both very friendly, and signed all my books (even one for the Graphic Policy Team, check it out below).  They were also signing and giving away some very cool poster boards of the original cover (on a first come, first serve basis), of which I got two, one each for my two nieces.

I asked Brandon and Amy, whose idea was it to team up Moon Girl with Red Dinosaur. It turned out it wasn’t any of theirs; it was the editor’s (Mark Paniccia). Also, I tried to plant the subliminal seed to bring in Godzilla into future stories somehow, but Brandon said that as much as he loved the idea he could not do it. Marvel no longer owned the right to the Godzilla character–I learn something new everyday.


“My brain is all the super-power I need.”

Pick this one up if you haven’t already.  It’s not going to blow you away, but it has a certain charm and buddy appeal, that may prove to be a new lasting addition to the Marvel Universe and Inhuman storyline.

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy #2

Guardians of the Galaxy #2Meet Emperor Quill and his Imperial Guard. What brings the Guardians into their crosshairs?

Guardians of the Galaxy #2 answers a bunch of questions I had and also catches up new readers on some important events pre-Secret Wars.

Writer Brian Michael Bendis runs us through where the Kree empire stands. It’s good to know as it’s someting I’ve been wondering about the new Marvel status-quo. The Kree homeworld is destroyed and the Accuser Hala is out for revenge. She’s going after the Guardians to make them pay for the state of of the Kree empire. Don’t worry, Bendis does a good job catching you up without overwhelming readers with too much information.

The comic is enjoyable but something hasn’t clicked in the first two issues. The characters each have their signature catch phrases and personalities, but the group as a whole doesn’t quite have the rapport I really enjoyed back in the Abnett and Lanning days. So, while it’s enjoyable, the comic doesn’t feel super deep. It’s like when characters say their catch phrases on television shows, the audience laughs, and that’s it. It also doesn’t quite feel “cosmic” yet in scale, something Abnett and Lanning did really well as well. Right now, we have Avengers in space.

The art by Valerio Schiti is really good and the action is presented with some cool panels and motion. There’s a mix of character types and Schiti is able to present so many different characters and make them all look like they fit together.

So far, the two issues are ok, and entertaining, but it’s not quite as good as some of the classic runs we’ve seen. It’s not bad, but there’s just something missing.

Story: Brian Michael Bendis Art: Valerio Schiti
Story: 7.1 Art: 7.9 Overall: 7.7 Recommendation: Read

Marvel Unlimited for Less than $5 a Month with Cyber Week Sale

Marvel Unlimited is celebrating “cyber week” by inviting Marvel fans to experience over 75 years of Marvel Comics through Marvel Unlimited! For less than $5 a month for a Marvel Unlimited yearly subscription, new subscribers will be able to experience the greatest present of all – access to over 17,000 digital Marvel comics!

The deal is for 20% the yearly price of $69 coming out to $55.20.

Unlock the Marvel Universe through Marvel Unlimited by using the Promo Code TREAT at Marvel Unlimited checkout!  This amazing gift is accessible through Marvel Unlimited on the web and through the Marvel Unlimited app on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

New to the Marvel Universe and don’t know where to start? Don’t worry! Marvel Unlimited subscribers have access to the DISCOVER section of Marvel Unlimited. Subscribers are now able to discover new pathways into the Marvel Universe by being able to search by their favorite storylines, characters or creators.

Want to learn about Marvel’s Civil War? Marvel Unlimited will show you the entire series and offer you a step-by-step suggested reading order. Curious about who Jessica Jones is? Marvel Unlimited is here to provide you with her most heroic Marvel moments. Love Sara Pichelli’s artistic style? Marvel Unlimited can now show you some of her most acclaimed work all in one place.

With classic and newer issues being added to Marvel Unlimited on a weekly basis as early as six months after they’re in stores, you’ll definitely want to join Marvel Unlimited this holiday season and enjoy the gift of the Marvel Universe for the entire year!

The deal runs through November 30, so you have until Monday to take advantage.marvel unlimited cyber week 2015

Doctor Strange Begins Production With the Full Cast Announced

With some set photos leaked over the past week, Marvel has announced that Doctor Strange has officially begun production. Along with that bit information, they’ve also announced the cast.

The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams and  Michael Stuhlbarg with Mads Mikkelsen and Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton. The film is being directed by Scott Derrickson.

Doctor Strange follows the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.

As part of “Phase 3,” the film opens U.S. theaters on November 4, 2016.

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Captain America: Civil War Gets an Expanded Synopsis

The first trailer for Captain America: Civil War was released yesterday and along with it an expanded synopsis for the film was released too.

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War opens in U.S. theaters on May.

In case you missed it, you can watch the full trailer here. The film comes to theaters May 6, 2016.

Captain America Civil War

Sonia Braga Joins Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage

sonia bragaMarvel has announced that Sonia Braga will be joining their next Netflix series, Marvel’s Luke Cage, as Claire Temple’s mother. Braga will play Soledad Temple, the mother of Claire who debuted on Marvel’s Daredevil and is played by Rosario Dawson.

Braga is an Emmy and three-time Golden Globe nominee continuing Marvel’s streak of hiring top notch actors for their series. She began acting in 1968 and has appeared in Kiss of the Spider Woman, Moon Over Parador, Sex and the City, Alias, Royal Pains, and more. She earned two Golden Globe nominations and an Emmy nomination for her role in The Burning Season.

Mike Colter will play the charismatic lead character, Luke Cage, in the series and has already debuted in Marvel’s Jessica Jones. Cheo Hodari Coker will write the series’ first two episodes in addition to serving as showrunner and Executive Producer.

Listen to Marjorie Liu Discuss Monstress with Graphic Policy Radio on Demand

This Monday saw a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio with special guest Marjorie Liu who made her first time appearance on the show to discuss her newest comic series Monstress, her career, and more!

New York Times bestselling and award-winning writer Marjorie Liu is best known for her fiction and comic books. She teaches comic book writing at MIT, and she leads a class on Popular Fiction at the Voices of Our Nation (VONA) workshop.

Ms. Liu is a highly celebrated comic book writer. Her extensive work with Marvel includes the bestselling Dark Wolverine series, NYX: No Way Home, X-23, and Black Widow: The Name of the Rose. She received national media attention for Astonishing X-Men, which featured the gay wedding of X-Man Northstar and was subsequently nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for outstanding media images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Ms. Liu also wrote the story for the animated film, Avengers Confidential: Black Widow and Punisher, which was produced by Marvel, Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and Madhouse Inc.

Her newest work is Monstress is an original, creator-owned comic book series with Japanese artist (and X-23 collaborator) Sana Takeda. The series is set in an alternate, matriarchal 1920’s Asia and follows a girl’s struggle to survive the trauma of war. With a cast of girls and monsters and set against a richly imagined aesthetic of art deco-inflected steampunk, the first issue was an instant hit.

On top of that Ms. Liu is also the author of more than 19 novels, is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker, and was previously a lawyer.

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