New York, NY—August 26th, 2015 — It’s the story that has the whole world on the edge of its seat. The biggest Marvel event of all time. The story that destroyed the Marvel Universe. And if you thought it couldn’t get bigger – you thought wrong. Today Marvel is pleased to announce the expansion of the blockbuster Secret Wars event with SECRET WARS #9 – coming to comic shops later this year!
“Apparently, Secret Wars is even bigger than we thought it was,” says Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “To help Jonathan and Esad conclude this epic event as big and bombastically as it started, we are adding an extra issue. That means one more month of the suspense, action and game-changing storytelling that fans and retailers have been clamoring for since the final incursion started.”
Chartbusting creators Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic will extend their stay on Battleworld for one more epic issue. Allowing their cataclysmic story to wrap up as intended, this additional issue will bring Secret Wars to its explosive conclusion. Paving the way for the future, be there for the genesis of the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe.
“This extra issue will not affect any of the new launches as part of All-New, All-Different Marvel,“ says David Gabriel, Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing. “But there might be a surprise or two left over from Battleworld you weren’t expecting. In fact, like the original Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars, some of those puzzle pieces will hit the Marvel Universe before the event concludes. But if you want to see how they all fit together, you don’t want to miss these last few issues.
Battleworld teeters on the brink. What will become of this strange patchwork planet? Who lives? Who dies? One thing is for certain – nobody will come back from Battleworld the same after SECRET WARS #9 this December!
The licensing stream and promotional engine that is Grumpy Cat has an impressive social media presence behind it, and that presence was deployed to promote the upcoming Dynamite Grumpy Cat comics (see “Grumpy Cat Comes to Comics”) within the past week. Grumpy Cat has nearly eight million Facebook friends, and hundreds of thousands of followers each on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, and Grumpy Cat’s handlers exposed all of them to the news that a comic was coming and offered the Comic Shop Locator as a way to find a retailer offering them.
The Grumpy Cat media presence, both as content and as marketing persona, is impressive. The cat has appeared on numerous news shows but has also made appearances on the MTV Movie Awards, American Idol, The Bachelorette, and WWE Monday Night Raw. Grumpy Cat is the official spokescat for Friskies and stars in a 2015 campaign and TV commercial for McDonalds. Over 20 licensees are producing merchandise. In print, Grumpy Cat has appeared in two books from Chronicle, both bestsellers, and a third will be out in October.
New York, NY—August 14th, 2015 — This November, experience a friendship 65 million years in the making and a Marvel team-up that has to be seen to be believed. Today, Marvel is pleased to announce MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR #1, a brand-new ongoing series launching this fall as part of All-New, All-Different Marvel. From the creative team of Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclaire and Natacha Bustos comes a story of unlikely friendship in the Mighty Marvel Manner!
Meet Lunella Lafayette, pre-teen super genius who just wants to change the world and help those in need. Possessing latent Inhuman DNA, Lunella’s unsure of what her strange future might hold. But when she stumbles on ancient Kree technology, things are about to get a whole lot stranger.
Opening a doorway to the prehistoric past, her life is turned upside down as she comes face-to-face with a towering Jurassic giant known only as DEVIL DINOSAUR! But he is not alone. Out of the portal and in to the Marvel Universe emerge the Killer-Folk – an ancient tribe of beings who will stop at nothing to acquire the alien technology!
“Something that’s the hallmark of a Marvel Hero is that they’re gifted with a power they may see as a curse. Their hero’s journey is to discover how to use it to help others,” says series Editor Mark Paniccia. “Lunella is a little genius with grand plans on going to big schools, but she’s got an Inhuman gene, unpredictable alien DNA inside that – once triggered – could take her life in a wildly different direction. She’s determined to control that change. She’s going to need to grow up really fast to survive in the new Marvel Universe…luckily she will have Devil Dinosaur at her side.”
New York, NY—August 11th, 2015— Call them a duo with a special kind of dynamics. Call them an odd couple, but with guns. Call them the 1990s distilled down in to two characters. Call them what you will, but know this – DEADPOOL AND CABLE ARE BACK, BABY! The Marvel U’s most powerful pair is returning for an all-new series this fall in DEADPOOL & CABLE: SPLIT SECOND #1 – the newest Marvel Infinite Comic Series debuting in October!
The fan-favorite Cable & Deadpool creative team of Fabian Nicieza and Reilly Brown are returning to chronicle new adventures of the Merc With a Mouth and the Solider With a Scowl! Specially designed and optimized for digital devices, Marvel Infinite Comics push the boundaries of what’s possible with digital comics. Taking full advantage of the latest technology, Marvel Infinite Comics showcase the new storytelling possibilities of a digital canvas while still staying true to the medium’s greatest strengths! Be there as Nicieza & Brown take full advantage of these exciting and dynamic new story possibilities as they bring all the shooting and stabbing of Deadpool and Cable to the digital comics frontier!
When Cable gets a vision of a terrible future brought on by the death of one man, he knows he must protect him no matter what! Three guesses who’s been hired to kill this guy. Go on, guess. Give up? It’s Deadpool. This isn’t going to be pretty…