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Marvel Promotes College Football with ESPN

This January, ESPN will host the first ever College Football Playoff – and the television channel is teaming up with Marvel to promote the occasion! Only one team can be crowned champion, but which teams will make the playoff? Ultimately, a twelve-person selection committee will decide. But until then, there will be lots of campaigning from the schools and teams still in the hunt.

Marvel has released a first look at the College Football Playoff on ESPN “IN” Variant Covers that will grace the front of 8 special Marvel titles in January!

Why the cross-promotion between ESPN and Marvel? That’d be parent company Disney. Both Marvel and ESPN are owned by the house of the mouse. You can see what else Disney owns at this handy list. We look forward to the future How to Get Away With Murder graphic novels… It’ll also be interesting to see what promotion for Marvel appears on ESPN (if any).

There’s also irony that after a month of variants to highlight anti-bullying efforts, a sport which is having massive PR issues for abuse of women, a cover up of abuse, charges of rape, and more, is now getting variant covers.

Available only in comic shops in the month of January, these eight exciting Marvel titles are “IN” for the College Football Playoff on ESPN:

  • All-New Captain America #3 – 1/7/15
  • Amazing Spider-Man #12 – 1/7/15
  • Ant-Man #1 – 1/7/15
  • Avengers #40 – 1/7/15
  • Hawkeye Vs. Deadpool #4 – 1/7/15
  • Hulk #10 - 1/7/15
  • Legendary Star-Lord #7 – 1/7/15
  • The Punisher #14 – 1/7/15

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Fashion Spotlight: Bullseye, SuperCats, and Punishlade

Ript Apparel has three new designs for fans of comic books! Bullseye, SuperCats, and Punishlade from Dooomcat, trheewood, and alecxps will be for sale on November 19, 2014 only!

Bullseye by Dooomcat

Bullseye

SuperCats by trheewood

SuperCats

Punishlade by alecxps

Punishlade

 

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New York Comic Con is kicking off! We have a few of the team there, and hope everyone has fun!

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ICv2 – ‘The Flash’ Posts Best CW Debut in 5 Years – Well deserved!

 

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Comic Vine – Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1

Comic Vine – Amazing Spider-Man #7

Comic Vine – Arrow Season 2.5 #1

Comic Vine – Avengers #36

Comic Vine – Avengers & X-Men: Axis #1

Comicgirl – The Best American Comics 2014

CBR – Batgirl #35

Comic Vine – Batgirl #35

Talking Comics – Batgirl #35

Comic Vine – Batman #35

Comic Vine – Birthright #1

Talking Comics – Birthright #1

Comic Vine – Captain Marvel #8

Comic Vine – Hawkeye vs. Deadpool #1

Comic Vine – New Suicide Squad #3

Talking Comics – The October Faction #1

The Beat – The October Faction #1

Comic Vine – The Punisher #11

Talking Comics – Punks: The Comic #1

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Talking Comics – World Trigger Vol. 1 and 2

Comic Vine – Wytches #1

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Fashion Spotlight: Comedy Club, Firing Range, and Card Shop

Ript Apparel has three designs for Marvel fans, especially ones of Deadpool, the Punisher, and Gambit. Comedy Club, Firing Range, and Card Shop from MitchLudwig will be for sale on September 11, 2014 only!

Comedy Club by MitchLudwig

Comedy Club

Firing Range by MitchLudwig

Firing Range

Card Shop by MitchLudwig

Card Shop

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It was new comic book day yesterday! What has stood out for everyone this week so far?

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Comic Vine – Action Comics: Future’s End #1

Comic Vine – Aquaman: Future’s End #1

Comic Vine – Batman Eternal #22

Comic Vine – Black Widow #10

Talking Comics – Captain Marvel

Comic Vine – Deadpool vs. X-Force #4

Comic Vine – Detective Comics: Future’s End #1

Comic Vine – Earth 2: Future’s End #1

Comic Vine – Green Arrow: Future’s End #1

Comic Vine – Justice League #33

Comic Vine – Moon Knight #7

Comic Vine – Nailbiter #5

Comic Vine – Original Sin #8

Comic Vine – The Punisher #10

Comic Vine – Robocop #3

Comic Vine – She-Hulk #8

Comic Vine – Uncanny X-Men #25

Doraville, Georgia SWAT Think They’re the Punisher

I was watching Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and while he was discussing the militarization of police he showed a controversial training video for the Doraville, Georgia SWAT team. Oliver highlighted the video used heavy metal music, and started off with the Punisher logo…. what!?

Well I did some digging, and found out, according to this CBS 46 Atlanta news report, the video was modified adding heavy metal music and the logo by an individual…. which the Doraville police then posted on their Facebook page.

Tip for the police, when looking for comic characters to emulate, the Punisher is not one of them, and linking to videos like this isn’t the best of ideas. There’s that whole vigilante killing thing you’re supposed to be opposed to.

Check out the full video below.

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It was new comic book yesterday! What’d everyone get?

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Kotaku – I’d Take This Fan Animation Over Transformers 4 Any Day – Hells yes.

 

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Comic Vine – Action Comics #33

The Fandom Post – Afterlife With Archie Vol. 1: Escape From Riverdale

Comic Vine – All-New X-Factor #10

Comic Vine – Big Trouble in Little China #2

Comic Vine – Black Widow #8

Comic Vine – Deadpool Vs. X-Force #1

Comic Vine – Earth 2 #25

Nerdly – Extinction Parade Vol. 1

Comic Vine – Green Arrow #33

Comic Vine – Injustice: Year Two #13

The Beat – Legendary Star Lord #1

Comic Vine – Magneto #6

Comic Vine – Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #3

Comic Vine – Moon Knight #5

Comic Vine – Nailbiter #3

Comic Vine – New Warriors #7

Comic Vine – Original Sin #5

The Beat – Original Sin #5

Comic Vine – The Punisher #8

The Beat – Rocket Raccoon #1

Talking Comics – Rocket Raccoon #1

Comic Vine – Superman Unchained #7

Talking Comics – Thor: God of Thunder #24

Comic Vine – Thor: God of Thunder #24

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It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d everyone get? Any comics that stood out for you?

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Kotaku – Tilt? The Walking Dead Pinball Will Remember That. – I love pinball!

iO9 – Why The Bechdel Test Is More Important Than You Realize – An interesting read.

 

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Comic Vine – Action Comics #32

Comic Vine – All-New X-Factor #9

CBR – Batman Eternal #9

Comic Vine – Batman Eternal #9

Comic Vine – Batman ’66 Meets the Green Hornet #1

Comic Vine – Big Trouble in Little China #1

Comic Vine – Black Widow #7

Comic Vine – Cyclops #2

Comic Vine – Five Weapons #9

Comic Vine – Green Arrow #32

Comic Vine – Green Lantern #32

Comic Vine – Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #3

Comic Vine – Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #2

Comic Vine – Moon Knight #4

Comic Vine – Nailbiter #2

CBR – Original Sin #3

Comic Vine – Original Sin #3

Comic Vine – The Punisher #6

Talking Comics – Rai #2

Comic Vine – Rai #2

Comic Vine – The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #12

Comic Vine – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #34

Comic Vine – The Wake #9

Punisher and Black Widow Collide This August in Friend From Foe!

Two of the most lethal soldiers in the Marvel Universe cross path’s this August in “Friend From Foe” – an exciting new crossover taking place in Black Widow #9 and The Punisher #9! Writer Nathan Edmondson along with artists Phil Noto and Mitch Gerads craft a spy-action thriller that will take Frank and Natasha to the edge!

In an interview with Marvel.com, Edmondson said:

Both stories led us to a place where a crossover was possible at just about the same time. We knew fans were clamoring for it from the beginning, but we didn’t want to rush into it – when it was a natural time, we came up with a really unique way to launch into it.

Frank and Natasha are a really interesting pair to combine together. On the one hand, they seem to exist in the same kind of heroic/antiheroic space in the Marvel Universe, but at some point the similarities stop and the disparity begins, and the tug and pull between those two ends will be at play here.

Circling the same sinister syndicate put the Punisher and Black Widow on a collision course with each other. A collision course that will lead them to an oil tanker full of dangerous explosives and even more dangerous information! Not to mention deadly mercenary Crossbones and his Skull Squad are just waiting for their chance to strike!

The clock is ticking. Will Frank and Natasha be able to complete their mission before they’re taken out by their enemies? Or even worse, each other? Find out as the epic 2-issue crossover “Friend From Foe” hits this August in Black Widow #9 and The Punisher #9!

BLACK WIDOW #9
Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON
Art & Cover by PHIL NOTO
On-Sale This August!

THE PUNISHER #9
Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON
Art & Cover by MITCH GERADS
On-Sale This August!

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It was new comic book day yesterday with quite a few debuts including Marvel and DC’s next big events. What did you get and enjoy?

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Boing Boing – Molly Crabapple paintings in Pen charity action – Give people!

CBLDF – IRONY ALERT: Would-be Censor Arrested at School Board Meeting, Claims Violation of His First Amendment Rights – Ha!

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Comic Vine – All-New X-Factor #7

Comic Vine – The Amazing Spider-Man #1.1

Comic Vine – Batman Eternal #5

Comic Vine – Black Widow #6

Comic Vine – Cyclops #1

Comic Vine – Deadpool vs. Carnage #3

Comic Vine – Green Arrow #31

Comic Vine – Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #2

The Nerdy Girlie – Ley Lines Volume 1

Comic Vine – Moon Knight #3

Comic Vine – Nailbiter #1

Comic Vine – New Warriors #4

Comic Vine – The New 52: Futures End #1

Comic Vine – The Punisher #5

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