YOUR NEW LOOK AT TA-NEHISI COATES & BRIAN STELFREEZE’S
BLACK PANTHER #1 FROM MARVEL COMICS
New York, NY—March 11, 2016 — A new era dawns for Wakanda and its ruler, T’Challa! Marvel is proud to offer your new look at BLACK PANTHER #1 written by national correspondent for The Atlantic, MacArthur Genius, and National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) and illustrated by living legend Brian Stelfreeze, BLACK PANTHER “A Nation Under Our Feet” is a story about dramatic upheaval in Wakanda and the Black Panther’s struggle to do right by his people as their ruler.
The indomitable will of Wakanda — the famed African nation known for its vast wealth, advanced technology and warrior traditions — has long been reflected in the will of its monarchs, the Black Panthers. But now, the current Black Panther, T’Challa, finds that will tested by a superhuman terrorist group called The People that have sparked a violent uprising among the citizens of Wakanda. T’Challa knows the country must change to survive — the question is: will the Black Panther survive the change?
Exclusively revealing with The Atlantic, Coates proposes a simple question that fueled his script forBLACK PANTHER, “Can a good man be a king, and would an advanced society tolerate a monarch? Research is crucial in both cases. The Black Panther I offer pulls from the archives of Marvel and the character’s own long history. But it also pulls from the very real history of society—from the pre-colonial era of Africa, the peasant rebellions that wracked Europe toward the end of the Middle Ages, the American Civil War, the Arab Spring, and the rise of ISIS.”
“For centuries, Wakanda has been sending would-be conquerors home in body bags. Now, it is about to face its biggest threat — and it comes from within,” says Marvel Comics Editor In Chief, Axel Alonso. “Under Ta-Nehisi’s unflinching gaze, the Black Panther will grapple with a threat that can’t simply be beaten into submission, one that raises questions about life, liberty and honor that are especially relevant today.”
Is this a bold new age for one of Marvel’s most classic heroes or his untimely downfall? Find out April 6th as BLACK PANTHER #1 arrives digitally and in local comic retailers.
BLACK PANTHER #1 (FEB160736)
Written by TA-NEHISI COATES
Art and Cover by BRIAN STELFREEZE
BLACK PANTHER #1 ALEX ROSS VARIANT (FEB160737)
BLACK PANTHER #1 BLANK COVER VARIANT (FEB160746)
BLACK PANTHER #1 COIPEL VARIANT (FEB160738)
BLACK PANTHER #1 DISNEY INFINITY GAME VARIANT (FEB160745)
BLACK PANTHER #1 FELIPE SMITH BLACK PANTHER 50TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT (FEB160742)
BLACK PANTHER #1 GREENE CONNECTING VARIANT A (FEB160740)
BLACK PANTHER #1 SOOK VARIANT (FEB160743)
BLACK PANTHER #1 STELFREEZE DESIGN VARIANT (FEB160741)
BLACK PANTHER #1 STELFREEZE HIP-HOP VARIANT (FEB160739)
FOC – 3/14/16, On-Sale – 4/06/16
Spider-Woman, Silk and Spider-Gwen Swing Into
Action in SPIDER-WOMEN ALPHA #1!
Silk, Spider-Woman and Spider-Gwen Unite For Can’t Miss Crossover!
New York, NY – March 10th, 2016 – The Spider-Event of 2016 is here! This April, Silk, Spider-Woman and Spider-Gwen unite for a story too big for any one of their titles to contain! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at SPIDER-WOMEN ALPHA #1– kicking off the epic 8-part universe hopping crossover! Blockbuster writers Jason Latour, Dennis Hopeless and Robbie Thompson are joined by a dazzling array of artists, including Vanesa Del Rey, Bengal, Javier Rodriguez, Tana Ford and more to bring you a story you won’t want to miss!
A routine trip to Earth-65 to visit Spider-Gwen turns into a nightmare as Silk and Spider-Woman find themselves trapped on Gwen’s alternate Earth! And they’re not alone! The villainous organization S.I.L.K. is on their tails, and they’re dead set on using these interdimensional interlopers for their own gains. Now, it’s a race against time to get home in one piece! But while these Spider-Women struggle to find their way back, who’s keeping an eye on their universe? Plus – Cindy Moon comes face-to-face with her Earth-65 counterpart!
Don’t miss one minute of the excitement as these three wallcrawling warrior women swing into action in SPIDER-WOMEN ALPHA #1 this April!
SPIDER-WOMEN #1 (FEB160774)
Story by JASON LATOUR, DENNIS HOPELESS & ROBBIE THOMPSON
Written by ROBBIE THOMPSON
Art by VANESA DEL REY
Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
Connecting Variant A by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (FEB160775)
Variant Cover by STACEY LEE (FEB160776)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (FEB160777)
FOC – 3/14/16, On-Sale – 4/06/16
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES GREENLIT FOR SECOND VOLUME
After increasing anticipation from fans about the upcoming original graphic novel DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis, DC Entertainment announced today that volume two is not far behind!
DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis is the first publishing product for the new superhero universe for girls from DC Entertainment, and will be available everywhere books are sold on July 5. To satisfy the excitement of fans, the publisher has greenlit a second volume, DC Super Hero Girls: Hits & Myths due out on November 2. Writer Shea Fontana and artist Yancey Labat will reprise their roles for the second volume.
While learning about The Odyssey in Mister Etrigan’s poetry class, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl and their friends go on their own Odyssey-inspired journey where they face off with a Cyclops, seek help from a Witch, and evade the Siren before journeying to the underworld. Can they help their teacher escape from Trigon’s prison and return home? Find out in DC Super Hero Girls: Hits & Myths.
For a sneak peek of DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis, pick up a copy of the first two chapters at your local comic book shop on Free Comic Book Day, May 7.
WonderCon 2016 makes its debut Friday, March 25 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and DC Entertainment wants you to get the first look at some of the exclusives premiering at the show!
On sale at the Graphitti Designs booth (South Hall, Booth #1403), these comics feature variant covers spotlighting some of DC Comics’ most popular titles, hottest artists and the highly anticipated feature film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Beginning Friday, DC Entertainment is excited to feature the following variant cover comic books for sale at WonderCon:
Co-written with Brian Azzarello with art by Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson, DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE pits Batman, Carrie Kelley, Superman and Wonder Woman against a renegade priest and his maniacal followers from the newly-restored city of Kandor! The first three issues will be available for sale during WonderCon, each with its own unique variant cover and selling for $15 each.
The issue #1 variant cover features art by Howard Porter (SUPERMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001). Issue #2 features cover art by Jill Thompson, while issue #3 includes a variant cover by Paul Pope. And if you’ve ever wanted your own one of a kind Dark Knight III cover from your favorite Bat-artist, then you’re in luck; DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE issue #1 will be available for $10, with a blank sketch cover you can take with you to artists’ alley!
Another series of exclusive variant covers celebrates the upcoming feature film BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE with variant covers for issues #50 of SUPERMAN, BATMAN AND WONDER WOMAN. Each sells for $10, and features a photo cover of each of the three principal actors in the film, Henry Cavill (Superman), Ben Affleck (Batman) and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman).
WonderCon 2016 takes place March 25-27 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. Stay up to date on all things DC Entertainment by downloading the all-new DC Entertainment app on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. And be sure and stop by the DC Entertainment booth in South Hall (#1602) to meet some of your favorite writers and artists!
New Doritos ‘Batman v Superman’ Digital Comic Available Exclusively at Walmart
Doritos is teaming up with Walmart to extend the excitement around Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice into the digital space. Starting February 29, Walmart shoppers get exclusive access to a custom DC Comics digital comic book when they purchase a specially marked Family Fun Mix multipack. BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE – UPSTAIRS/DOWNSTAIRS is a 24-page digital comic from writer Christos Gage, penciler Joe Bennett, inker Sean Parsons and colorists Hi-Fi Studios, and is inspired by the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie in theaters March 25. The graphics, illustrations and content are never before seen and feature Batman, Superman, and the unveiling of the Man of Steel’s new statue in Metropolis. In addition to the custom comic, the purchase of the specially marked Family Fun Mix multipack will give shoppers three bonus entries into the national “Choose Your Side. Choose Your Prize.” program.
How it works:
1. Purchase Doritos Batman v Superman Family Fun Mix
2. Go to Doritos.com and choose your side. Are you Team Batman or Team Superman? You choose.
3. Register and submit your unique on-pack code.
4. Instantly receive a code to unlock your FREE DC digital comic book on ReadDCEntertainment.com
Grab your Doritos Batman v Superman Family Fun Mix TODAY at your local Walmart store.
MARVEL UNLEASHES NEXT WAVE OF ADULT COLORING BOOKS ARRIVING THIS FALL!
Marvel’s fall 2016 Adult Coloring Books featuring Women of Power, Doctor Strange & Star Wars
New York, NY—February 26th, 2016— You’ve read the comics. You’ve experienced these iconic and groundbreaking stories. Now it’s time to experience the Marvel Universe like you never have before – as a coloring book! Marvel is pleased to announce its next wave of Adult Coloring Books featuring some of Marvel’s most iconic characters, stories and artwork to delight fans the world over! The Marvel Universe has action, power, excitement and adventure. Now all it needs is YOU!
“The Adult Coloring Book market has become a pop-culture phenomenon,” says David Gabriel, SVP Sales and Marketing, Marvel. “With Marvel’s first wave of Adult Coloring books, fans added their own personal style to classic Marvel stories. And now, with our latest editions coming this year, fans will be able to bring their personal artistic style to some of Marvel’s most recent and epic events.”
First, the women of Marvel have won the world over with some of the most influential and mightiest heroes to hit the comic book industry in years. Now is your chance to accentuate the strength and power of these women with COLOR YOUR OWN WOMEN OF POWER. Showcasing images of the might and majesty of Marvel’s leading heroines, these images feature artwork from Marvel’s female led titles, variant covers and more!
Then, Marvel’s magical maestro, Doctor Strange, casts a spell and comes to life in COLOR YOUR OWN DOCTOR STRANGE featuring a tome of classic and contemporary depictions of the master of the mystic arts as he traverses the visually awe-inspiring world of the enchanted. This is one you won’t want to miss!
Finally, it’s time to take your coloring talents to a galaxy far, far away with COLOR YOUR OWN STAR WARS! Travel to the stars and bring your own choice of hues and shades to the further adventures of Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, Darth Vader, and a whole new cast of characters presented from Marvel Comics. Will you choice the light or dark side?
So dig out those crayons, markers and colored pencils and prepare to return the color to the Marvel Universe, True Believer. But don’t forget your imagination – you’re going to need it! Channel your creative energies, unwind after a hard day’s work, or just relive your childhood memories! Look for the COLOR YOUR OWN WOMEN OF POWER book in September with COLOR YOUR OWN DOCTOR STRANGE and COLOR YOUR OWN STAR WARS to follow later in 2016!
COLOR YOUR OWN WOMEN OF POWER
On Sale September 2016
COLOR YOUR OWN DOCTOR STRANGE
On Sale October 2016
COLOR YOUR OWN STAR WARS
On Sale October 2016
How Did C-3PO Get His Red Arm?! Your First Look at
STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1!
New York, NY—February 25th, 2016— How did C-3PO get his red arm?! Find out this March as the burning question is answered in STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside this highly anticipated special. Reuniting acclaimed & award-winning creators James Robinson and Tony Harris for the first time in nearly two decades, follow everyone’s favorite protocol droid on a solo adventure leading up to his appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens! STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1 is the only place to learn the shocking truth behind how C-3PO lost his original arm – and the exciting origin of how he gained a new one. Get the full story and discover the origins of his new appendage when STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1comes to comic shops in March!
STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1 (OCT150933)
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art & Cover by TONY HARRIS
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (OCT150934)
Red Arm Spotlight Variant by TONY HARRIS (JAN168297)
Variant Covers by REILLY BROWN (OCT150935) and TODD NAUCK (OCT150936)
Movie Photo Variant (OCT150938) and Blank Variant Also Available (OCT150937)
FOC – 03/07/16, On-Sale – 03/30/16
ISSUE #3 of Dark Knight/Heroes in a Half Shell Crossover Goes Back To Press For a Second Printing!
It’s another hit as the third issue of the awesome BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES miniseries is going back to press for a new, second printing! Congratulations to James T. Tynion IV and Freddie E. Williams II on their incredible run! Cowabunga!
BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #3 Second Printing will feature a version of the original cover by Freddie E. Williams II with spot color.
In this issue of the miniseries co-published with IDW, the Batcave is overrun with Turtles—and its landlord is not at all pleased about it. But Batman’s going to have to put aside his animosity toward his uninvited guests because he’s about to have his first run-in with their deadliest enemy, Shredder!
BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #3 Second Printing will arrive in stores on March 16th.