MARVEL COMICS – NEWS WEEK (November 26, 2018)

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Marvel this week announced some nice looking products coming down the road, including a slipcase of some of the classic Avengers’stories, previews of some variant covers on a variety of titles to celebrate the new GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY series from Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw, more information on a collaboration between Marvel and Riot Games, and more. 

On Monday a slipcase set of some of the epic Avengers’ stories including the first sixteen issues of the Stan LeeJack Kirby run, and other story arcs including Celestial Madonna, the Kree / Skrull War, and many others. 

The AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST BOX SET SLIPCASE will be comprised of 11 classic stories and over 2500 total pages. It will be released on April 13th, 2019 and has an MSRP of $500 USD (and no, that’s not a typo). 

On Wednesday, Marvel released previews of nine of the variant covers to celebrate the new Guardians of the Galaxy series.

The new series from Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw will kick off in January, and Marvel will be releasing 14 different variant covers across a wide variety of titles with artwork from such notable names as Mike McKone, Ron Lim, Dale Keown, and more. 

Last week the first title in the partnership between Marvel and Riot Games was announced, and this week a special edition of the title was announced. They also released a preview of some of the interior pages with art from Nina Vakueva.

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS: ASHE: WARMOTHER SPECIAL EDITION #1 is set for release on December 19th, and will include extras including artist layouts, character concepts,a glossary with more information on the various tribes in the title, and more.  

The Special Edition is a digital only release for the Marvel Comics App and Digital Comics Shop, Comixology, and Kindle devices

One of the more noteworthy pieces of news (in my opinion) is the announcement that Doctor Doom and Galactus will face off in FANTASTIC FOUR #7. 

The two classic foes of Marvel’s first family will fight in the latest issue of the series, that will feature a beautiful cover from Esad Ribic

Full press releases are below. All artwork is courtesy of Marvel.

AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST BOX SET SLIPCASE Showcases the Best and Biggest Hero Stories! 

New York, NY—November 26, 2018—And there came a day unlike any other, when Earth’s Mightiest Heroes found themselves united…collected into one mighty, epic, and spectacular boxset!

AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST BOX SET SLIPCASE contains the Avengers’ greatest hits, starting with complete adventures from the original line-up: Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Ant-Man, the Wasp, and Captain America! Experience everything from the team’s cosmic battles in the Kree/Skrull War to their team-up with the Defenders, culminating in the shocking events of AVENGERS: DISASSEMBLED!

This spring, experience the magic and might of The Avengers in their most heroic and exciting stories with AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST BOX SET SLIPCASE!

AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST BOX SET SLIPCASE

On Sale 4/13/19

AVENGERS BY LEE & KIRBY

Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #1-16

AVENGERS: KREE/SKRULL WAR

Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #89-97

AVENGERS/DEFENDERS WAR

Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #115-118 and DEFENDERS (1972) #8-11

AVENGERS: CELESTIAL MADONNA

Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #129-135 and GIANT-SIZE AVENGERS #2-4

AVENGERS: THE KORVAC SAGA

Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #167-168 and #170-177 and THOR ANNUAL #6

AVENGERS: UNDER SIEGE

Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #270-277

AVENGERS: THE GATHERERS SAGA

Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #343-344, #348-349, #355-363, #372-374 and material from #364 and #375

AVENGERS: THE MORGAN CONQUEST

Collecting AVENGERS (1998) #1-4

AVENGERS FOREVER

Collecting AVENGERS FOREVER #1-12

AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED

Collecting AVENGERS (1998) #500-503 and AVENGERS FINALE

AVENGERS: THE FINAL HOST

Collecting AVENGERS (2018) #1-6 and material from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 (AVENGERS/CAPTAIN AMERICA)

Celebrate The New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Team With Special Covers!

New York, NY—November 28, 2018— This January, Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw – the creative team that brought you Thanos – will bring a new GUARDIANS OF GALAXY series to readers! And to celebrate the debut of this brand-new team, Marvel is releasing a series of variant covers showcasing past and present Guardians of the Galaxy characters from superstar artists Mike McKone, Ema Lupacchino, Dale Keown, Will Sliney, and more!

Look for Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY variant covers on these select titles:

1.       AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14 by Gerald Parel

2.       AVENGERS #13 by Patrick Zircher with colors by Jason Keith

3.       BLACK PANTHER #8 by Jamal Campbell

4.       DEADPOOL #8 by Jamal Campbell

5.       DOCTOR STRANGE #10 by Will Sliney with colors by Frank D’Armata

6.       FANTASTIC FOUR #6 by Pasqual Ferry

7.       GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 by Ron Lim with colors by Israel Silva

8.       IMMORTAL HULK #12 by Geoff Shaw

9.       SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST SPIDER #4 by Bobby Rubio

10.   SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #2 by Mike McKone with colors by Jesus Aburtov

11.   UNCANNY X-MEN #8 by David Marquez

12.   X-23 #8 by Dale Keown

13.   X-FORCE #2 by Ema Lupacchino

Marvel and Riot Games Unveil LEAGUE OF LEGENDS: ASHE: WARMOTHER SPECIAL EDITION #1!

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS: ASHE: WARMOTHER SPECIAL EDITION #1 digital preorder to go live December 5!

New York, NY – November 28, 2018 – Earlier this month, Marvel Entertainment and Riot Games announced a collaboration to bring League of Legends stories to comics and graphic novels. This December, explore the world of Runeterra and access exclusive, never-before-seen content with League of Legends: Ashe: Warmother Special Edition #1!

Following the origin story of one of the first League of Legends champions, League of Legends: Ashe: Warmother Special Edition #1 will feature over 20 pages of extras, including artist layouts, inks, colors, character concepts, and a glossary to dive deeper into the action and learn more about the tribes of the Freljord: The Winter’s Claw, the Avarosan, and the Frostguard. League of Legends: Ashe: Warmother Special Edition #1 will also be localized in 20 languages for fans around the world to experience Ashe’s story.

League of Legends: Ashe: Warmother #1 will be released on digital platforms on December 19, with League of Legends: Ashe: Warmother Special Edition #1 on sale on the Marvel Comics App and Digital Comics Shop, Comixology, and Kindle devices. A graphic novel collecting League of Legends: Ashe: Warmother will be released later in May 2019. Get a first look at pages from League of Legends: Ashe: Warmother #1!

Additional details on future titles and creative teams will be shared at a later date.

Preorder League of Legends: Ashe: Warmother Special Edition #1 digitallystarting December 5!

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS: ASHE: WARMOTHER SPECIAL EDITION #1

Written by Odin Austin Shafer

Art by Nina Vakueva

Letters by Cardinal Rae

Thousands of years ago, the War of Three Sisters nearly tore the frigid wilds of the Freljord apart. Today, the tribes descended from the three sisters — the Winter’s Claw, the Avarosan, and the Frostguard — still fight for power and survival.  Ashe, daughter of the Avarosan warmother, trains to someday lead her people.  Food is scarce in the Freljord. Warmth, even more so. 

On sale: December 19, 2018

Don’t miss your chance to collect all GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY variants, coming this January to your local comic shop!

FANTASTIC FOUR #7: The Battle Between Doctor Doom and Galactus! 

New York, NY—November 28, 2018—One is an unstoppable cosmic force of nature. The other is a complicated villain. And both are iconic foes of the Fantastic Four, coming to the pages of FANTASTIC FOUR #7 this February!

It’s a battle between Galactus and Doctor Doom, and Marvel is excited to reveal their epic clash with a brand new cover from series artist Esad Ribic! With the Devourer of Worlds versus Victor Von Doom, Mister Fantastic’s got a choice to make as the Fantastic Four fight to keep the Marvel Universe safe – but one thing that the Fantastic Four haven’t counted on? They return of a long forgotten threat from the team’s past…

This winter, the “Herald of Doom” continues…and it’s a story fans won’t want to miss! 

FANTASTIC FOUR #7

Written by DAN SLOTT

Art by AARON KUDER

Cover by ESAD RIBIC

On Sale 2/13/19

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