The JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA is back—just when we need it most!

Foes of evil! Enemies of injustice! As it began in DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, for the mighty heroes of the Justice League of America, all wrongdoing is a menace to be stamped out! Whether it comes from outer space, from the watery depths of the seven seas, or springs from the minds of men, the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA is back—just when we need it most!

In January 2017, kicking off JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA (hitting shelves twice monthly starting February 2017) are four DC Rebirth one-shots. They make four bold statements that form the foundation of a team that will bring justice to places that have given up on hope; places that thought heroism would never find them. The Justice League of America goes there! They explore the Microverse, the Hidden Cities, the worlds within worlds; they go to the other side of the map and explode forward with the new face of Heroism.

This is a Justice League that looks like America, that proves Heroism can look like ANYTHING and ANYONE.

From February 1960 to February 2017. The mission hasn’t changed. It’s just evolved.

Who’s on the roster so far?

THE ATOM. Meet Ryan Choi, prodigious theoretical physics student, hyper-allergic, and crippling social anxiety sufferer. But little does young Ryan know, his first day at Ivy University will begin an epic journey that will take the all-new Atom into the very heart of the DC Universe.

VIXEN. She’s one of the country’s most successful businesswomen, an iconic fashion pioneer, a crusader for social justice, and an incredibly powerful member of the Justice League of America. But Mari McCabe life wasn’t always this way. Follow her path to becoming the heroic Vixen in this crucial special!

THE RAY. Locked indoors, raised in the dark, and told his medical condition could be fatal to himself and anyone he meets, Ray Terrill is dangerous. A freak. Broken. Or is he…? Witness the amazing power of realizing your true self and

stepping into the light in this moving DC Rebirth of a long lost hero for a new generation.

KILLER FROST. What happens to a supervillain on their last day in Belle Reve Prison? Against all odds, Killer Frost is up for parole from the Suicide Squad, but you can bet Amanda Waller isn’t going to make it easy for Frost to take her

place on the new JLA.

These four will be joined by more team members! DC isn’t done stocking the JLA roster. More heroic DC leaders, more of the characters you love, and maybe a few out-of-this-world surprises will follow these four to the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA in February. Stay tuned!

January 2017’s JLA: REBIRTH publishing schedule:

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE ATOM #1

Written by STEVE ORLANDO

*Artist to be revealed!

Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO and MARCELO MAIOLO

One shot • On sale JANUARY 4

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: VIXEN #1

Written by STEVE ORLANDO and JODY HOUSER

Art by JAMAL CAMPBELL

Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO and MARCELO MAIOLO

One shot • On sale JANUARY 11

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE RAY #1

Written by STEVE ORLANDO

Art by STEPHEN BYRNE

Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO and MARCELO MAIOLO

One shot • On sale JANUARY 18

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T


JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: KILLER FROST #1

Written by STEVE ORLANDO and JODY HOUSER

Art by MIRKA ANDOLFO

Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO and MARCELO MAIOLO

One shot • On sale JANUARY 18

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

*More JLA information will be revealed on the “DC ALL ACCESS” panel at New York Comic Con on Thursday, October 6 from 1:45-2:45PM Eastern time. Additionally, Steve Orlando, Jody Houser, Jamal Campbell, and Stephen Byrne will be at NYCC – please track them down! For all of the latest updates from New York Comic Con, download the new DC All Access mobile app for a complete list of panels and talent signings, behind the scenes coverage and in–depth interviews directly from DC’s web series, “DC All Access.” The app is available for free at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA will debut in February 2017 following the JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD crossover and the January JLA: REBIRTH one shots on a twice monthly schedule, written by Steve Orlando (SUPERGIRL, MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO) with art by Ivan Reis (DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, THE MULTIVERSITY).

KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT TO SHOWCASE Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME AT NEW YORK COMIC CON


KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT TO SHOWCASE Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME AT NEW YORK COMIC CON

 

Offerings Include Custom

Token Card, an Exclusive Game Mat, Free Tournaments and more

 

El Segundo, Calif. (October 3, 2016) –Heading to New York Comic Con next week? Make sure to stop at booth #1321 to see what is new and exciting from Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI).  The company will feature its ever-popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) and will offer plenty of exciting activities for attendees to experience as they explore the East Coast’s biggest pop culture convention, New York Comic Con (NYCC), held at the Javits Center October 6-9.

 

Always a must-have event favorite, KONAMI will once again have the green screen photo booth so fans can createtheir own one-of-a-kind Yu-Gi-Oh! Token Card.  Attendees can choose from numerous card backgrounds, such as Dueling legends Yugi, Jaden, Yusei, Yuma, Yuya, or the “New York Comic Con Exclusive” logo. All these cards are suitable for use during Duels!  

 

Looking for a Con exclusive? Head over to the booth’s retail counter to get KONAMI’s 2016 NYCC Exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG game mat before it sells out! Available for just $30, this collectible game mat features incredible imagery of Yugi with Dark Magician and Seto Kaiba with Blue-Eyes White Dragon. Additionally, fans wanting to add to their card portfolio can purchase new and popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products while supplies last, including the awesome2016 Mega-TinsDuelist Pack: Rivals of the Pharaoh and the brand-new Legendary Decks II.

 

NYCC_mat v2

2016 New York Comic Con Exclusive!

 

Not familiar with the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG? Attendees wanting to learn how to play the game can take a seat at a game table to get a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG demonstration from the experts. Those completing a demo will receive a show exclusive coupon good for $3 off the purchase of any Starter Deck,redeemable only at KONAMI’s booth during NYCC. For players wanting to fine-tune their Deck-building strategies, theycan get helpful hints from a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG expert on-hand throughout the show. Fans of Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist will be treated to a sneak peek of brand-new, downloadable content for the video game before its release Fall 2016. To coincide with this extensive update, Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist will be available worldwide for the first time on PC Steam, as well as the PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One.

 

Attendees looking for a chance to show off their Dueling skills will have plenty of opportunity to do so right at the KONAMI booth, with a variety of free Tournaments held through all four days of the show.Plus, players feeling confident in their Dueling skills can Duel the Master as he sits on his royal throne, for a chance to take home some other prizes!

 

Also at the booth, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, will be on display for NYCC attendees to get a first look of the game before it launches on iOS and Android devices this Winter. Duelists will kindle the spirit of Yami Yugi, Joey and other beloved characters from the franchise in fast-paced, real-time PvP Duels. A re-imagining of the classic TCG, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Linkswill allow players to battle other Duelists from all corners of the world.  You can also pose with Yugi and Kaiba to get your very own postcard at the green screen booth.

 

Know all the Yu-Gi-Oh! cards and characters? Fans can test their Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG knowledge as they peruse the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG card display. Featuring hundreds of cards highlighting the different eras of Yu-Gi-Oh! – “The Fusion Era,” “The Synchro Era,” “The Xyz Era,” and “The Pendulum Era” – and cards from recent products,such as Dragons of Legend -Unleashed-,Duelist Pack: Rivals of the Pharaoh,Legendary Decks IIStructure Deck: Yugi Muto and Structure Deck: Seto Kaiba, this show of cards is sure to please oldschool Duelists and new players alike.

 

For information about KONAMI’s NYCC activities and tournaments please go tohttp://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/2016/NYCC2016_FAQ.htmlA New York Comic Con badge will be required to attend.  Visithttp://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/ for more information.

 

New York Comic Con hours:

Thursday, October 6: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday, October 7: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 8: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 9: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Duelists can watch a new episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V every Sunday on Nicktoons – check local listings for times. In addition,all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episodes every Tuesday as well as all of Yu-Gi-Oh!Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s can be seen onwww.yugioh.com in the United States. In Canada, Duelists can watch episodes ofYu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V every Friday and Saturday on Teletoon! For more information on KONAMI or the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAMEplease visit www.yugioh-card.comor call 310-220-8630 to speak directly with a Yu-Gi-Oh! customer support team member.

ComiXology Announces Comic Book All Stars Collectible Trading Cards: Series 2

ComiXology Announces Comic Book All Stars Collectible Trading Cards: Series 2

 

Creator Cards Including Alison Bechdel, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Gail Simone and

Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, & Nate Powell of the March Trilogy

&

Comic Book “Rookie” All Star Cards for Debut Comic Book Writers

 Margaret Atwood and Chuck Palahniuk

 

September 29, 2016 – New York, NY – ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping and reading platform, revealed today its 2016 New York Comic Con exclusive promotional give-away: Series 2 of the “Comic Book All Stars” collectible trading cards. With over 30 creators featured, the collectible cards spotlight a photo or self-portrait by fan-favorite comic book creators like Alison Bechdel (Fun Home), Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Joe Hill (Locke & Key), and Gail Simone (Birds of Prey). Series 2 features the first graphic-novel-specific card, with a tribute to the bestselling March Trilogy written by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin with art by Nate Powell.

 

Series 2 also introduces the first ever All Star “Rookie” Cards featuring two creators who recently made their graphic novel debuts: Booker Award-winning novelist Margaret Atwood (Angel Catbird) and #1 New York Timesbestselling author Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club2). The 31-card complete set includes fun facts about the creators as well as a redemption code on each Comic Book All Star card redeemable for a free title on comixology.com that has been handpicked by the creator.

 

“Sequels need to be bigger and bolder than the original so we’ve upped the ante for New York Comic Con,” said comiXology cofounder and CEO David Steinberger. “Series 2 has more cards, including a card showcasing the all-ages comics creative team of Art Baltazar and Franco and a card spotlighting one of my personal favorite graphic novels of all time,March. Whether the cards are self-portraits, like Jim Cheung’s, or throwback photos like Cliff Chiang’s, they celebrate the unbridled creativity of the writers and artists who create comics.”

 

The Comic Book All Stars Series 2 collectible trading card set features the following cards:

 

Charlie Adlard, artist: The Walking Dead Tyreese Special (Image Comics)

Penelope Bagieu, writer/artist: Josephine (Editions Delcourt)

Alison Bechdel, writer/artist: Fun Home(Houghton Mifflin)

Natacha Bustos, artist: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (Marvel Comics)

Sophie Campbell, artist: Shadoweyes(Iron Circus)

Cliff Chiang, artist: Paper Girls (Image Comics)

Jim Cheung, artist: Young Avengers(Marvel Comics)

Johnnie Christmas, artist: Angel Catbird(Dark Horse Comics)

Kevin Eastman, writer/artist: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW Publishing)

Neil Gaiman, writer: Sandman (Vertigo Comics)

Agnes Garbowska, artist: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (IDW Publishing)

Larry Hama, writer: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (IDW Publishing)

Dean Haspiel, writer/artist: Beef With Tomato (Alternative Comics)

Joe Hill, writer: Locke & Key (IDW Publishing)

Jamal Igle, writer/artist: Molly Danger(Action Lab Entertainment)

Phil Jimenez, writer/artist: Superwoman(DC Comics)

Marjorie Liu, writer: Monstress (Image Comics)

Grant Morrison, writer: Happy (Image Comics)

Jimmy Palmiotti, writer: Painkiller Jane(PaperFilms)

Amy Reeder, writer/artist: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (Marvel Comics)

Gabriel Rodriguez, artist: Locke & Key(IDW Publishing)

Marguerite Sauvage, artist: Faith(Valiant)

Gail Simone, writer: Clean Room (Vertigo Comics)

Charles Soule, writer: Letter 44 (Oni Press)

Louise Simonson, writer: Superman: Man of Steel (DC Comics)

Walt Simonson, writer/artist: Ragnarök(IDW Publishing)

Chip Zdarsky, artist: Sex Criminals(Image Comics)

Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani,writers/artists: Tiny Titans (DC Comics)

March Vol. 1-3, U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & artist Nate Powell (Top Shelf/IDW Publishing)

“All Star” Rookies:

Margaret Atwood, writer: Angel Catbird(Dark Horse Comics)

Chuck Palahniuk, writer: Fight Club 2(Dark Horse Comics)

 

New York Comic Con takes place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 6th-9th with comiXology exhibiting in Artist Alley #M3-M4. ComiXology will be hosting two panels this year at the show and during every panel a limited supply of trading cards, as well as Kindle Fire HD devices, will be given out to lucky attendees. The “Comic Book All Stars Series 2” collectible trading cards will also be available at designated times during the convention at the comiXology presence in Artist Alley. The company will be announcing creator signings and card drops via social media and its Tumblr closer to the convention.

 

Comic Book All Stars Collectible Trading Cards were made popular with Comic Book All Stars Series 1, a set of 26 cards that were given away in July at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California.

 

Announcing An Enhanced Comics App For SURGEON X,One of The Most Highly Anticipated Comic Books of The Year

Announcing An Enhanced Comics App For SURGEON X,

One of The Most Highly Anticipated Comic Books of The Year

 

September 23, 2016 — Wellcome, a global charitable foundation that exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive, has funded an enhanced comics app for the highly anticipated new comic book series SURGEON X.  The app will launch on September 28, 2016, with Image Comics’ publication of the first issue by debut comic book writer and acclaimed documentary filmmaker Sara Kenney (Angels and Ghosts), master artist John Watkiss (Sandman), colorist James Devlin (Testament), letterer Jared K. Fletcher (Paper Girls), and editor Karen Berger, the founder of Vertigo Comics.

 

First time comic writer Sara Kenney secured funding for both the app and the comic itself with a Society Award from Wellcome, which supported extensive dialogue with scientists, medics, biomedical ethicists and sociologists.SURGEON X is a medical thriller set in London in the year 2036, which asks: What if we lived in a world of antibiotic resistance and rationing, where the superbugs have won? In the series, Rosa Scott, a brilliant and obsessive surgeon takes things into her own hands and becomes Surgeon X, a vigilante doctor who uses experimental surgery and black market drugs to treat patients.

 

“The app invites the reader to search ‘behind the panels’ and ‘behind the balloons’ to find animations, documentaries and other exclusive content,” says Kenney. “It enhances the storyworld allowing the reader to find out more about the science and also the brutal fictional world our future characters inhabit.”

 

A new enhanced comic app will be available each month to accompany the content of each issue and timed to the same release, and will include:

  • Animated scientific shorts narrated by Alice Roberts, Professor of Public Engagement in Science at University of Birmingham;

  • Historical footage detailing the medical science of antibiotics; 

  • Futuristic animations of political campaigns, commercials & news reports from London 2036;

  • Documentary interviews with the creative team and the scientists, surgeons, historians, ethicists and philosophers who helped inform the series;

  • Original music and sound design;

  • The entire comic, both in color and in stylish black and white

 

SURGEON X marks the return to the comic book industry for Karen Berger, the award-winning, founding editor of Vertigo, who is editing her first comic series after a three-year hiatus.

 

“The app is the ultimate companion piece,” says Berger. “No one in comics has done anything quite like this before, and I was blown away by the idea of experimenting with off the page storytelling while keeping the purity of comics intact. Not only has Sara created a rich and incredible world, but with the app she’s using her filmmaking talents to expand on the concept in an exciting and special way.”

 

The SURGEON X Enhanced Comic App was created by Sara Kenney Writer/ Producer/ Director; Michael Mensah-Bonsu, Designer and Developer of Vuniiun Ltd., Simon Armstrong, Animation Director of Ticktockrobot; Oliver Kenney, Composer/Music Consultant; Marnie Chesterton freelancer for BBC, Producer of audio documentaries as well as Karen Berger and producer Duncan Copp. 

 

The SURGEON X Enhanced Comic app is available September 28 in the App Store and Google Play Store for $3.99 U.S./£2.99 U.K.. For more about SURGEON X head over to:www.SurgeonX.co.uk

U.S.Avengers

MARVEL INTRODUCESU.S.AVENGERS #1 STATE VARIANTS

New York, NY—September 21, 2016 — The security of the Marvel Universe is fractured. The world’s first line of defense, S.H.I.E.L.D., can no longer be trusted. The United States no longer has a super-spy agency with its best interests at heart – until now. Prepare for theU.S.AVENGERS!

They’re the team you can trust!

For the launch of this all-new series, U.S.AVENGERS#1 will feature over 50 unique variants assigning one Avengers to that state! Sam Wilson soars high over Maryland, Iron Man rockets across the Golden State of California, Black Widow defends the Constitution State of Connecticut, and Spectrum shines a light on evil in Louisiana. With more state variants to be revealed in the upcoming days, which Avenger will be protecting you?

“Marvel’s U.S.AVENGERS State Variants are a chance for our fans and retailers to show their home town patriotism paired with some of the biggest Avengers from the Marvel Universe,” says SVP Sales & Marketing for Marvel, David Gabriel. “We knew that a series with the name U.S.AVENGERS would evoke a sense of honor with all of our fans and we really wanted to go that extra step and offer a variant campaign that would allow our readers to show their hometown pride across this great nation – even our neighbors Canada and Puerto Rico! Expect their own variants as well.”

Action, adventure and intrigue draped in the red, white and blue! The U.S.AVENGERS are here and bringing along Avengers for every state.  And eagle-eye readers may notice that all 50 variants will connect to form Old Glory herself, the flag of the United States of America.

Show you pride by tracking down the variants that speak the most you. Which of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes do you want protecting your home state? #USAvengers

U.S.AVENGERS #1
Written by AL EWING
Art by PACO MEDINA
State Variant Cover Art by ROD REIS

Marvel Presents MONSTERS UNLEASHED

Marvel Presents MONSTERS UNLEASHED

                                                                                                              

New York, NY—September 16, 2016— Raining down from the outer reaches of the galaxy, rising up from the depths of the ocean, and emerging from the recesses of the Earth – monsters are staking their claim to the planet.  The only thing standing in their destructive path: the united Super Heroes of the Marvel Universe. 

 

It’s all hands on deck, as the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men, Inhumans and Champions, joined by a who’s who of solo stars – Deadpool, Spider-Man, Black Panther – battle an endless deluge of monsters and the mysterious force that controls them.  Will the combined might of the Marvel Super Heroes be enough to save the day?  Or will they need help to arrive from the unlikeliest of places?

 

Marvel Comics is excited to present MONSTERS UNLEASHED coming January 2017.

 

#MonstersUnleashed

 

MARVEL COMICS ANNOUNCES BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA 

All-New Series, Co-Written by Roxane Gay and Ta-Nehisi Coates and Drawn by Alitha E. Martinez, Compliments and Expands Marvel Comics’ Black Panther                                                                                                              Wakanda, the African country and home of the Black Panther, is the most sophisticated and technologically advanced nation on Earth. Its influence reaches across all of the Marvel Universe, and today Marvel Comics is proud to present an all-new ongoing series devoted to the exploring the people of this fascinating locale with BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA! The first arc, co-written by Roxane Gay (Bad Feminist, An Untamed State) and the best-selling Black Pantherseries writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, with artwork by Alitha E. Martinez, will focus on Ayo and Aneka, two members of the Dora Milaje, Black Panther’s elite squad of female bodyguards. “Under the leadership of Ayo and Aneka, the Dora Milaje decide to expand their mission, to not only serve as protection for Black Panther, but to also right wrongs, particularly against women, in Wakanda and around the world,” Gay says. “They also have to deal with the repercussions of Aneka murdering a village chieftain, as well as a threat from within.” As BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDAcontinues, each arc will focus on characters from Wakanda, and the surrounding nations, creating a key companion title to Coates’ current Black Pantherseries. Additionally, the first issue of BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA will feature a 10-page backup story co-written by Yona Harvey (Hemming the Water) and Coates with artwork by Afua Richardson. This story will focus on Zenzi, the mysterious and powerful co-leader of The People, the rebel group that is responsible for much of the strife and chaos seen in the current Black Panther series.“Intelligent and willful, Zenzi’s intimate knowledge of her home and its people drives her belief that her way of revolution will correct the current path of Wakanda,” says Harvey. “This is the story of how Erik Killmonger’s creation learned to master her powers of persuasion at a young age and ultimately use them against the monarchy: only The People can lead the people.”  “BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA offers a new canvas for storytelling in the Marvel Universe where top-tier talent can explore the limitless possibility of the world of Black Panther,” says Marvel EiC, Axel Alonso.  “Roxane, Alitha, Yona and Afua are crafting a series that is essential reading because it takes readers even deeper into the hearts and minds of the rich array of characters introduced in Ta-Nehisi’s groundbreaking story and further positions them for greatness within the Marvel Universe.” On the edge of revolution, the nation of Wakanda stands at a crossroad, defended and challenged by those closest to its heart.  Revolution has arrived and change is coming! Be here this fall as BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA breaks down the barriers and ushers in a new age that will further expand the world of the Black Panther across the entire Marvel Universe.  BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA #1 Written by ROXANE GAY, YONA HARVEY, and TA-NEHISI COATESArt by ALITHA E. MARTINEZ and AFUA RICHARDSONCover by AFUA RICHARDSONOn-Sale – November, 2016 

The Tick returns 

In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an underdog accountant with zero powers comes to realize his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero. The Tick stars Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy), Griffin Newman (Vinyl), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Valorie Curry (House of Lies), Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin) and Brendan Hines (Scorpion). The Tick is executive produced by Ben Edlund (Supernatural), Barry Josephson (Bones) and Barry Sonnenfeld (A Series of Unfortunate Events), directed by Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight), and written by Edlund. The Tick is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television.

MARVEL UNVEILS NEW DETAILS ON TRIBUTE STATUE CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF CAPTAIN AMERICA

 

Heroic 13-Foot Statue Debuts at San Diego Comic Con Before Journeying to Steve Rogers’ Birthplace of Brooklyn, NY

 

Marvel and Comicave Studios also issue new Custom Comic

Integrating the Statue into a new Captain America Story

 

Glendale, Calif. (July 20, 2016) – Since his creation in 1941 by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, Captain America has gone through numerous evolutions, but  always remains as one of the world’s most influential and inspiring Super Heroes. Kicking off a new phase of the year-long celebration of 75 years of Captain America, Marvel Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media have unveiled a slate of heroic activations taking place at San Diego Comic-Con and beyond to honor the First Avenger, along with a wide range of celebratory merchandise.

Headlining the Captain America 75thanniversary celebration, Marvel has collaborated with high-end collectibles maker Comicave Studios to create a one-of-a-kind Captain America statue that will be displayed at the Marvel booth #2329 at Comic-Con International on July 20. Comicave Studios worked closely with Marvel artists in New York and a Brooklyn-based sculptor to design the bronze tribute, standing at over 13 feet and weighing 1 ton. The statue will continue to stand tall on the show floor throughout San Diego Comic-Con for photo ops with fans, and 1/12-scale bronze replicas of the statue will be available for purchase. Plus, a custom comic book was created by Marvel Publishing writers and artists to integrate the statue into new storytelling.  This one-of-a-kind comic will be available in limited quantities at San Diego Comic-Con and future Captain America events.

 Following SDCC, the commemorative statue will journey via truck across the country to Brooklyn, NY – the hometown of Steve Rogers – for a limited engagement in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Fans can follow the truck along its cross-country route through photos on social media sites like Marvel and StyledByMarvel Instagram. The statue will be on display in the Children’s Corner of Prospect Park for a two-week temporary installation, kicking off with a dedication ceremony and community event on August 10th from 1-3pm. In the evening, a special viewing of the recent blockbuster film, Marvel’sCaptain America: Civil War, will take place in Prospect Park as part of the culmination of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams’ “A Summer Movie Under the Stars” program, which will be airing four Captain America-focused movies every Wednesday from July 20th to August 10th.

“To the rest of America and the world, he’s Captain America; to us, he’ll always be Steve Rogers, ‘just a kid from Brooklyn,’” said Borough President Adams. “Brooklyn is proud to be the base of celebrations for Cap’s 75thanniversary, which will be capped by a larger-than-life statue traveling around our borough — befitting of this larger-than-life character. Prospect Park is the place to be this summer to enjoy the Captain America!”

 After the half-month stop in Prospect Park, the Captain America statue will move to the plaza outside Barclays Center on Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues for September, during which several Marvel fan activations take place. From late October through the remainder of the year, the statue will adorn the soon-to-be-opened Bed Bath & Beyond® in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Fans of all ages will enjoy a specially re-designed statue base, for heightened interactivity and photo opportunities with Captain America, as well as see and shop for a variety of unique Marvel items, including limited quantities of scaled replicas of the bronze statue itself.

“Since 1941 Captain America has remained one of the most influential Super Heroes in comic book history,” said Paul Gitter, senior vice president, licensing, Marvel at Disney Consumer Products. “He has evolved as a character throughout the years, but remains constant as a moral compass within the Marvel Universe and leader of the Avengers. The tribute statue and other activations are the perfect way to honor 75 years of this iconic Super Hero and to celebrate the borough of Brooklyn in New York City.”

Also joining the 75th celebration at San Diego Comic-Con are Marvel’s leading merchandise partners including Hasbro, Funko, and Jakks Pacific who will be commemorating “Cap” through new collectibles. As previously announced, Comicave Studios will also be offering different scales of replicas of the bronze statue itself at San Diego Comic-Con.  Additional licensees including Mad Engine, Mighty Fine, Freeze, C-Life, Her Universe, What’s Your Passion, Nick Graham, Café Press, Jay Franco, Kiddesigns, HJC Helmets and more will all feature new Captain America merchandise at major retailers this Fall.  These collections will highlight Captain America’s iconic shield and cover categories including apparel and accessories for kids, women and men, home goods, electronics, and toys. There will even be new Brooklyn-themed artwork available for a range of apparel and accessories.