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Meet Battleworld’s Last Line of Defense – Your New Look at Siege #1!

They are the few against the many. They can’t ever win. They can’t afford to lose. This July, enter one of Battleworld’s most dangerous areas as blockbuster creators Kieron Gillen and Felipe Andrade along with special guest artist James Stokoe bring you Siege #1! Welcome to the Shield, the last line of defense against the hordes to the south of Battleworld. Zombie armies, Ultron robots primed for destruction, and the Annihilation Wave. The Shield is the only thing that keeps them out. To patrol the Shield is to know fear, for your end could come at any moment. To man the Shield is to put your trust in the men and women standing beside you at the edge of the world. And to trust in your leader, because if you patrol the Shield – you answer to Abigail Brand! Brand and her team – Lady Katherine Bishop, Leah of Hel, Leonardo Da Vinci, Miss America Chavez, the Endless Summers and Grimm must stand alone against unstoppable darkness. For if they fail, all is lost. The valiant last stand of the unsung heroes of Battleworld begins this July!

SIEGE #1 (MAY150675)
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art by FELIPE ANDRADE & JAMES STOKOE
Cover by W. SCOTT FORBES
Variant Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON (MAY150676)
Ant-Sized Variant by BENGAL (MAY150677)
MAOS Variant by JOSHUA BUDICH (MAY150678)
FOC – 06/22/15, On-Sale – 07/15/15

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Marvel’s Biggest Heroes Get Tiny For Ant-Sized Variants in June!

Marvel’s biggest names are getting small and shrinking down to size this June for  a series of special variant covers! Marvel has announced 15 Ant-Sized Variant Covers coming to some of June’s newest Marvel titles! Celebrate the highly anticipated release of Marvel’s Ant-Man, in theaters July 17th alongside your favorite characters with these can’t miss covers!

Look for the variants coming to these Marvel titles throughout the month of June:

  • Age of Apocalypse #1
  • Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #1
  • Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1
  • Armor Wars #1
  • Captain Marvel & the Carol Corps #1
  • Civil War #1
  • Future Imperfect #1
  • Ghost Racers #1
  • Giant-Sized Little Marvel: AvX #1
  • Hail Hydra #1
  • Marvel Zombies #1
  • Siege #1
  • Thors #1
  • X-Men ’92 #1
  • Years of Future Past #1

Run don’t walk, to your local comic shop to get your hands on these covers. There’s sure to be a large demand for these small heroes!

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Siege #1 Brings You Battleworld’s Heroic Protectors This July!

They are few against many. They are the last line of defense. They can’t ever win. They can’t afford to lose. This July, enter one of the most dangerous areas on Battleworld as Kieron Gillen and Felipe Andrade bring you Seige #1 – a brand new Secret Wars story of deadly proportions!

Welcome to the Shield, the last line of defense against the hordes to the south of Battleworld. Zombie armies, Ultron robots primed only for death, and the Annihilation Wave. The Shield is the only thing that keeps them out. To patrol the Shield is to know fear, for your end could come at any moment. To man the Shield is to put your trust in the men and women standing beside you at the edge of the world. And to trust your leader. Because if you patrol the Shield – you answer to Abigail Brand.

In an interview with Marvel.com, Gillen said:

The Shield’s purpose is to stop everything that’s south of that point going north of that point. It’s because everything south of the Shield is entirely ungovernable. They want to eat you. Being deposited on the Shield is a punishment for a mixture of people who are entirely too battle-hungry or entirely too heroic.

Now Brand and her team – Lady Katherine Bishop, Leah of Hel, Magik, Leonardo Da Vinci, Miss America Chaves, the Endless Summers and Grimm – must stand alone against unstoppable darkness. Because if they fail – everything is lost. The valiant last stand of the unsung heroes of Battleworld begins this July in Seige #1!

SEIGE #1
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art by FELIPE ANDRADE & JAMES STOKOE
Cover by W. SCOTT FORBES
Variant Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
On Sale in July!

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Marvel Unveils Comic Con International Signing Schedule

Official Press Release

Marvel Unveils Comic Con International Signing Schedule

Comic Con International in San Diego is almost here and we know you’re going to be spending a lot of time at the Marvel Booth (#2329). And why wouldn’t you be? You’ll have the chance to meet the legendary Stan Lee and a whole host of your favorite superstar Marvel creators like Jeph Loeb, Brian Michael Bendis, and Matt Fraction in person! Marvel always brings the best talent and the biggest announcements to San Diego and this year is no different. So clear those calendars True Believers because Marvel plans on keeping you busy! Between the star studded appearances in the Marvel booth and the Earth-shattering announcements at all the Marvel panels, you won’t have time for anything else!

Which superstar creators will be signing? What time will they be there? We’ve got all the answers right here!

Stay tuned to www.marvel.com for all of Marvel’s breaking news at Comic Con International in San Diego!

San Diego Comic-Con 2010 Marvel Signing Schedule

Siege Is A Smash Hit!

Official Press Release

Siege, the event seven years in the making has everybody talking! Superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis and superstar artist Olivier Coipel join forces to shake the Marvel Universe to its very core with Siege! In the wake of the Dark Reign, Norman Osborn, AKA the Iron Patriot, and his Dark Avengers have finally gone too far. Now, the original Avengers must reunite and gather Marvel’s greatest heroes to face a threat larger than they ever imagined!

With every issue sold out, and second printings in store now, one thing’s for sure– you have to read Siege!

Siege thrives on the sheer pulp insanity of a lot of its concepts… thanks to Marvel’s commitment to crafting a coherent universe for its characters, signals the start of a major shift in its status quo.”– Benjamin Birdie, ComicBookResources.Com

“Bendis and Coipel each excel in their craft, with Coipel constructing every line to exacting detail, and Bendis showing remarkable restraint and haste.” – George Marston, Newsarama.com

“[Bendis] delivers plenty of ‘Aw yeah!’ moments that will tickle the funny bone and leave a smile on the reader’s face.” – Jesse Schedeen, IGN.com

“And what about Olivier Coipel? This man can flat out draw.” – Conor Kilpatrick, iFanboy.com

What is the Marvel Universe up against? Who will survive this epic ordeal? It all comes to a jaw-dropping conclusion in Siege #4 and you cannot miss what happens next!

SIEGE #4 (FEB100421)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils & Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

Rated T+ …$3.99

ON SALE – 5/12/10

SIEGE #3 (JAN100502)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils & Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

Rated T+ …$3.99

ON SALE NOW!

SIEGE #2 THIRD PRINTING VARIANT (FEB108049)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils & Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

Rated T+ …$3.99

ON SALE NOW!

SIEGE #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (FEB108074)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils & Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

Rated T+ …$3.99

ON SALE NOW!

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No Second Printing for Siege


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Usually when a company would jump all over a second printing when a series is hot enough to sell out.  Marvel is taking a different route though.  From their website:

We’re blown away by retailer and fan response to SIEGE,” said David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President of Sales and Circulation, Marvel Entertainment LLC. “I’ve seen what’s coming next and trust me, you’ll want to order even heavier on subsequent issues of Siege. This is the end of the Marvel Universe as you know it.”Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on SIEGE #1 DIRECTOR’S CUT, SIEGE #2 and all SIEGE tie-ins as they continue to sell out and garner acclaim!

Now, will Siege #1 Director’s Cut get a second printing if it sells out?

Marvel Lays Siege to Blackest Night


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To promote Blackest Night, DC offered Lantern rings with various comic books.  Stores could choose if they wanted to do a “buy a book get a ring” promotion or give away the rings separately.

Many retailers were left with a glut of unsold Blackest Night tie-in books sitting on their shelves.  Marvel has decided to take advantage of this glut of books by offering Deadpool Variants of March’s Siege #3 in exchange for the stripped covers of unsold Blackest Night tie-in issues from DC.

MARVEL OFFERS RETAILERS COMICS FOR COMICS

In an effort to provide assistance to comic retailers in 2010, Marvel is offering retailers an opportunity to turn unsold comics into an extremely rare Siege #3 Deadpool Variant!

Retailers – for every 50 stripped covers of the following comics sent to Marvel, you will qualify to receive one FREE Siege #3 Deadpool Variant.  The 50 stripped covers can be any combination of the comics listed below and all submissions need to be received at the Marvel office at the address below by Tuesday 2/16/2010.   Also included with the stripped covers must be your store contact information including Diamond Account # and email address.

Stripped Covers To Be Sent:
Adventure Comics #4
Booster Gold #26
Doom Patrol #4
Justice League Of America #39
Outsiders #24.
R.E.B.E.L.S #10

Address To Send Submission:
James Nausedas
Marvel Entertainment, LLC
417 Fifth Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Information To Be Included With Submission:
Store Name
Store Address
Contact Person
Email Address
Phone Number
Diamond Account #
List of stripped covers being returned and their quantities

All the directions above must be adhered to in order to receive the free Siege #3 Deadpool Variants and the submissions must be received by Tuesday 2/16/2010 in order to qualify.

Please note that this is not a Diamond-affiliated promotion and Diamond should not be contacted. Retailers will be contacted via email once Marvel receives the submissions.  Retailer with further questions should contact helpme@marvel.com.

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

Marvel Entertainment, Inc. is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics).  Marvel’s strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online.  For more information visit http://www.marvel.com.

It’s a great offer for retailers, as they can make a good amount of change on limited edition variants.  We’re left scratching out heads though as to what Marvel gets out of this, other than a hefty recycling bill.

Marvel Siege Prologue

Marvel SiegeIf there’s something we’re looking forward to in 2010, it’s Marvel’s next event Siege. It’s a story that’s been seven years in the making and begins this January 2010.

But for those that want to check it out a little bit early Marvel is releasing a digital copy of the prologue.

Get the exclusive prologue to the comic book of 2010 right here! As Norman Osborn and Loki conspire to seize control of Asgard, the history of Thor’s homeland is revealed as Osborn makes a game changing decision! It all leads into the can’t-miss SIEGE #1, on-sale January 2010! But first, rush to your local comic shops on December 30th for Marvel’s New Year’s Eve Eve! Get your free Marvel Calendar, Avenger ID Cards and ORIGINS OF SIEGE comic!

You can check it out at the Marvel site at http://marvel.com/digitalcomics/titles/SIEGE_DIGITAL_PROLOGUE.2009.1

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