Sandbox: MARVEL COMICS – NEWS WEEK (November 5, 2018)

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In the latest installment of our weekly Marvel Comics recap news, we have news on a new Daredevil weekly series that will kick off in January. Also announced this week is the news that Marvel will release a series of Marvel Rising Action Doll Homage variant covers in December. Lastly, was the news of some new titles that will debut in January as part of Marvel’s 80th anniversary celebration.

The MAN WITHOUT FEAR series from writer Jed Mackay and artist Danilo Beyrouth will see the denizens of Hell’s Kitchen having to cope without their guardian. 

The first issue will hit shelves on January 2nd, 2019.

On Friday, Marvel announced a series of Rising Action Doll Homage variant covers. The covers will feature characters including Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, America Chavez, Ghost Spider, and Quake in artwork that pays tribute to classic covers from the past. 

The five issues will be released starting in December with CHAMPIONS #27 on December 12th, and continue until January 9th when AVENGERS #12 is released. 

Lastly this week were announcements of more titles that will be release as part of Marvel’s 80th anniversary celebration including a western title, a comedy title, and a romance title.

Among the titles announced was ZIGGY PIG – SILLY SEAL COMICS, the issue brings back characters that were first introduced in 1942 in KRAZY KOMICS #1, which predates Marvel’s first title. The title characters were created by longtime MAD MAGAZINE artist Al Jaffee

The new titles announced are

  • THE GUNHAWKS #1 written by David and Maria Lapham with interior art by Luca Pizzari, and cover art from Gerardo Zaffino. Release date February 6th, 2019. 
  • LOVE ROMANCES #1 written by Dennis Hopeless, Gail Simone, Jon Adams and more. Interior art by Jon Adams, Annapaola Martello, Roge Antonio, and more, with Pyeong-Jun Park handling the cover art.  Release date February 20th, 2019. 
  • ZIGGY PIG – SILLY SEAL COMICS #1 written by Frank Tieri with interior art from Jacob Chabot and cover art by Nic Klein. Release date February 27th, 2019.

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

Who is the MAN WITHOUT FEAR?

 The weekly series begins this January!

New York, NY—November 7, 2018—Daredevil is NO MORE! But the mayhem in Hell’s Kitchen waits for no one, and this January, a weekly series asks the question that everyone is grappling with – how DO you live in a world without Daredevil?

MAN WITHOUT FEAR brings together the heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen to face the chaos and disorder of a city without a Guardian Devil, including Foggy Nelson, the Defenders, the many loves of Matt Murdock, and Wilson Fisk, formerly the Kingpin of crime, now the Mayor of New York…

In the wake of the DEATH OF DAREDEVIL, Hell’s Kitchen will need a protector…and whoever he is, he’ll need to be A MAN WITHOUT FEAR!

MAN WITHOUT FEAR

Written by JED MACKAY

Art by DANILO BEYROUTH

Covers by KYLE HOTZ

Issue #1 on sale 1/2/19

Introducing Marvel Rising Action Doll Homage Covers! 

Celebrate the next generation of super heroes with special variant covers!

New York, NY—November 9, 2018—The next generation of super heroes have arrived! To celebrate, Marvel is excited to present Marvel Rising Action Doll Homage variants, hitting comic shops this December!

Featuring Marvel Rising characters such as Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, America Chavez, Ghost Spider, and Quake stepping into their predecessor’s shoes, each of the five covers is a homage to a classic cover from years past.

“These covers are such a wonderful way of celebrating Marvel Rising while honoring the legacy of the great Marvel heroes that came before,” said Sana Amanat, Marvel’s VP of Content and Character Development. “They’re a true testament to the vastness of the Marvel Universe and the incredible way they can come to life with these amazingly awesome Hasbro action dolls. I wish I had these when I was a kid!” 

The entire line-up of Hasbro’s Marvel Rising Action Dolls are available exclusively at Target! Find them on these select comic books starting this December.

CHAMPIONS #27

FOC – 11/12/18

On Sale – 12/12/18

THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #39

FOC – 11/12/18

On Sale – 12/12/18

CAPTAIN AMERICA #6

FOC – 11/19/18

On Sale – 12/19/18

DEFENDERS: THE BEST DEFENSE #1

FOC – 11/19/18

On Sale – 12/19/18

AVENGERS #12

FOC – 12/10/18

On Sale – 1/9/19

Ziggy Pig and Silly Seal Returns To Marvel! 

More of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary one-shot titles revealed!

New York, NY—November 9, 2018—In celebration of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary, Marvel is excited to kick off 2019 with a series of special one shots, from a variety of superstar writers and artists!

First announced at New York Comic Con, Marvel is excited to announce an additional series of one shots on sale this February – including the return of Ziggy Pig and Silly Seal! Frank Tieri (Wolverine, Space Punisher) and Jacob Chabot (Marvel Super Hero Adventures) will bring back the comedy duo in an all-new adventure, while Eisner winning writers David and Maria Lapham (Stray Bullets) and Luca Pizzari (Weapon X) will share an Old West tale in THE GUNHAWKS #1! And writers Dennis Hopeless, Gail Simone, Jon Adams and more will join a variety of superstar artists including Roge Antonio and Annapaola Martello for LOVE ROMANCES #1 — love stories that can only be told in a comic book!

Join in the celebration as Marvel invites you to return to a time when it wasn’t stories about super heroes that drove the industry, but stories of westerns, crime, romance, humor and science fiction…and look for Marvel’s 80thAnniversary one shot titles in your local comic shops starting next year!

THE GUNHAWKS #1

Written by DAVID & MARIA LAPHAM

Art by LUCA PIZZARI

Cover by GERARDO ZAFFINO

On Sale 2/6/19

LOVE ROMANCES #1

Written by DENNIS HOPELESS, GAIL SIMONE, JON ADAMS & MORE

Art by JON ADAMS, ANNAPAOLA MARTELLO, ROGE ANTONIO & MORE

Cover by PYEONG-JUN PARK

On Sale 2/20/19

ZIGGY PIG – SILLY SEAL COMICS #1

Written by FRANK TIERI

Art by JACOB CHABOT

Cover by NIC KLEIN

On Sale 2/27/19

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