EMPIRE: UNITED WE STAND Trailer!

It’s been building for months, across a bevy of titles! It’s time to stand together against Hydra and the forces of evil, but how can the heroes of the Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted figure among them? And what will this mean for the world?

It’s the story that has shocked the world. Captain America is an Agent of Hydra?! Now – superstar creators Nick Spencer, Daniel Acuna, Steve McNiven, Andrea Sorrentino, Rod Reis, Leinil Yu, and more, bring you the most ground shaking Marvel saga ever – SECRET EMPIRE! Available now in comic stores everywhere, Marvel is pleased to present a special trailer devoted to the devastating first arc of this blockbuster series!

As Hydra’s tentacles tighten around the world, Steve Rogers’ seemingly full proof plan for global domination begins. Can the heroes of the Marvel Universe find the cracks within the foundation of Hydra’s control or will they ultimately succumb to the power of one of their most trusted allies?

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite News and details

Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced a Hulk-sized helping of new information for MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE, the highly-anticipated return of the revered action-fighting game series. Imagined and created through a shared vision between the two companies, the game will feature free-form 2v2 team battles integrated into a wide variety of exciting and accessible single player modes and rich multiplayer content for new players and longtime fans alike. MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE will simultaneously release on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One®, and Windows PC across North America on September 19, 2017.

For the first time in franchise history, the Marvel and Capcom universes collide in a visually stunning and immersive cinematic Story Mode, as heroes and villains battle together to save their merged worlds from a sinister new threat, Ultron Sigma. A combination of the robotic foes known as Ultron from the Marvel Universe and Sigma from the Capcom Universe, this psychotic villain is obsessed with infecting all organic life with a cybernetic virus. History’s greatest gathering of warriors must now unite to fight back against Ultron Sigma and save their newly formed world.

Announced today, more new characters have joined the battle for survival against the forces of evil in MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE including:

  • Ultron
  • Hulk
  • Thor
  • Hawkeye
  • Rocket Raccoon
  • Chun-Li
  • Strider Hiryu
  • Chris Redfield

Each newly-added character will feature unique abilities, iconic special moves and will join other previously-announced characters, including Captain Marvel, Iron Man and Captain America from the Marvel side, and Ryu, Mega Man X and Morrigan from Capcom. The use of powerful, game-changing Infinity Stones further deepens the customized gameplay and allows players to equip and unleash elemental in-game powers, such as Time, Power and Space.

In addition to the compelling cinematic story experience, single player Arcade, Training and Mission modes and vast multiplayer offerings will provide memorable experiences and infinite gameplay possibilities for players of all skill levels. More characters, stages, game features and story mode details will be revealed in the coming months.

Pre-orders for MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE are available beginning today on all platforms for the $59.99 MSRP Standard Edition and $89.99 MSRP Deluxe Edition. The Deluxe Edition includes the main game on PS4 or Xbox One and a 2017 Character Pass, which contains access to six all-new additional post-launch characters including Sigma, the main antagonist from the Mega Man® X series. Pre-order bonuses for all versions in North America include Warrior Thor and Evil Ryu costumes. Check with individual retailers for details in Europe and Australia as some offers may vary. The pre-order bonus for the Deluxe Edition is the same as the Standard Edition, but also includes two additional costumes: Gladiator Hulk and Mega Man Command Mission X. For specific details, please check with individual retailers.

Capcom also confirmed today that a limited MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE Collector’s Edition, brought to you by TriForce, is available now for pre-order on PS4 and Xbox One. It will include four premium character dioramas of Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Mega Man X and Chun-Li, a case filled with six Infinity Stone replicas, as well as SteelBook packaging that contains the Deluxe Edition of the game, all for only $199.99 MSRP. Contents may vary depending on region and for European pricing please check with retailers. All editions and versions of MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE will simultaneously release on September 19, 2017.

Dark Horse Comics Debuts Yearlong 30th Anniversary Variant Program

2016 marks 30 years since Dark Horse Comics erupted onto the scene with their very first title, Dark Horse Presents. Since 1986, Dark Horse Presents has won multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards and launched some of comics’ greatest heroes.

This week, Dark Horse is releasing a new variant program which will continue throughout 2016. Every month, one comic will be selected to have a very special 30th Anniversary variant cover paying homage to a specific issue of Dark Horse Presents. Additionally, each issue serves as a perfect jumping-on point for new readers!

30257Now on comic store shelves is the Hellboy Winter Special, which features Mignolaverse debuts by Tim Sale (Captain America: White), Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers), Chris Roberson (iZombie), and Chelsea Cain (Heartsick, One Kick). The Mike Mignola cover artwork is a throwback to the very first issue of Dark Horse Presents (1986).

30679Continuing where the Rise of the Tomb Raider game left off, Lara Croft takes on fresh adventures in a new comic series by Eisner Award–winning writer Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer). Hitting stands in February, the stunning variant cover by Joëlle Jones harks back to Dark Horse Presents #9 (1987).

 

30906In March, Dan Abnett begins Predator: Life and Death, the first chapter in a new story cycle involving Predators, Aliens, and the mysterious Engineers from Prometheus! The variant cover, drawn by Dark Horse senior editor Chris Warner, is a return to Warner’s original cover for Dark Horse Prese
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30681And in April, Brian Wood brings his sharp storytelling to Aliens: Defiance, while rising star Tristan Jones draws the scariest xenomorph you’ve seen in years. The variant cover features incredible artwork by originalAliens artist Mark A. Nelson and evokes Dark Horse Presents #40 (1990).

More 30th Anniversary variant covers will be revealed soon, so make sure to head to your local comic shop to pick up these extremely collectible Dark Horse covers!

LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER SALUTES SUPER HEROES AT ITS 45TH ANNIVERSARY GALA VANGUARD AWARDS

Longtime LGBT activists George & Brad Takei, Marvel Entertainment, and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky will be honored at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 45th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards in Los Angeles on November 8th at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, presented by Wells Fargo. The high-profile annual event will celebrate the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 45th anniversary of making the world a better place for LGBT people.

“As we celebrate the 45th anniversary of the world’s largest provider of programs and services for LGBT people, we’re excited to honor some very deserving Super Heroes in our movement,” said Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean. “George and Brad Takei are two of the nation’s most visible, dedicated and influential LGBT activists. Throughout his four decades of services to Los Angeles, County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky has been a fierce champion for LGBT people and strong ally to the Center. And Marvel Entertainment, through its award-winning portrayals of LGBT characters and storylines that parallel the struggle to end discrimination against our community, has helped brighten the lives of LGBT kids—and adults alike—around the world.” 

One of the premier LGBT charity events in the nation, the Center’s Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards will bring together more than 1,200 LGBT people and their allies to enjoy cocktails, dinner and entertainment, while saluting some superheroes in the LGBT movement. The evening also features an extensive auction that includes high-end items, packages and experiences.

Peavey Electronics “Guardians of the Galaxy” Marvel Product Collection

Music industry innovator Peavey Electronics is pleased to announce the latest addition to its line of Marvel products with brand new Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy musical instruments and accessories.

With the recent release of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy in theaters, fans can now bring these Super Heroes to life with guitars, ukuleles, straps and picks from Peavey. “We’re thrilled to continue our collaboration with Marvel,” shares Peavey’s Tony Moscal. “Fans of Guardians of the Galaxy are going to love these highly collectable instruments and accessories!”

Featuring Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy characters in a high gloss finish, Peavey’s Rockmaster guitar provides excellent balance, playability and tone with a basswood body, maple neck and rosewood fretboard. A three-quarter size student model of the Rockmaster electric guitar is also available, and both guitars come with a cable and picks.
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Peavey’s half-size acoustic guitars are made of genuine wood with steel strings, and are ideal for starter musicians. The guitars include a removable headstock cover with matching graphics that protects fingers from string ends, and come with Peavey picks and a strap. Scenes from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy are featured on the instruments in high gloss finish. 
 
Also suitable for players of all ages or collectors, the line of products includes 20” ukuleles decorated with Marvel’sGuardians of the Galaxy characters. Made of genuine wood and featuring a high gloss finish, the instruments have easy-to-play nylon strings and locking tuning pegs which help to keep the instrument in tune.
 
Fans can also choose from a selection of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy-themed straps and picks created by Peavey.
 
Find out more about Peavey’s line of officially licensed products at www.peavey.com.

 

Marvel presents “THOR” a new Asgardian warrior

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Marvel is excited to announce an all-new era for the God of Thunder in brand new series, THOR, written by Jason Aaron (Thor: God of Thunder, Original Sin) complimented with art from Russell Dauterman (Cyclops).THOR 001_cover

This October, Marvel Comics evolves once again in one of the most shocking and exciting changes ever to shake one of Marvel’s “big three” – Captain American, Iron Man and Thor – Marvel Comics will be introducing an all-new THOR, GOD OF THUNDER. No longer is the classic male hero able to hold the mighty hammer, Mjölnir, a brand new female hero will emerge who will be worthy of the name THOR. Who is she? Where did she come from and what is her connection to Asgard and the Marvel Universe?

“The inscription on Thor’s hammer reads ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.’ Well it’s time to update that inscription,” says Marvel editor Wil Moss. “The new Thor continues Marvel’s proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more. And this new Thor isn’t a temporary female substitute – she’s now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!

Thor 001Series writer Jason Aaron emphasizes, “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.”

THOR is the latest in the ever-growing and long list of female-centric titles that continues to invite new readers into the Marvel Universe. This femaleTHOR is the 8th title to feature a lead female protagonist and aims to speak directly to an audience that long was not the target for Super Hero comic books in America: women and girls.

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Dark horse Celebrate Earth Day with Brian Woods The Massive

tabletThere are no shortage of ways to celebrate the 44th Earth Day, and today Dark Horse offers comics fans the perfect opportunity to get in the worldwide celebration of eco-consciousness!

Today, and today only, Dark Horse is offering digital comics readers two special offers to catch up on Brian Wood’s acclaimed series, The Massive! Fans can catch up on all 22 issues for only $10! Not only that, we are giving away the first four issues absolutely free!

The Massive follows a group of direct-action environmentalists after the world has experienced a crippling ecological disaster.  With society grinding to a halt and the planet itself in a state of rebellion, this group sails the world’s oceans looking not only for its lost sister ship, the titular Massive, but for some sense of logic in all the chaos.  What does it mean to be an environmentalist after the world’s already ended?

Download Brian Wood’s The Massive to your iOS or Android device, and head to your local comic shop tomorrow to pick up The Massive #22, and find out what critics have been raving about!

Praise for The Massive:

Wood manages to perfectly blend suspense and moral philosophies with geo-political brushstrokes to create one of the freshest books on shelves.”Complex

“Wood’s post-crash world is still just as big as it was before, and he continues to find intriguing ways to explore it, while building up enough history and characters within the context of the series to keep it exciting. The Massive…remains as interesting as it did when it began.” Comic Book Resources

“The Massive is a gripping read that should have no trouble winning over many readers to Wood’s newest creator-owned venture.”IGN

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WONDER CON 2014 NEWS: 20th Century Fox Schedule

Saturday, April 19th

11:00AM                              20th Century Fox Wondercon Press Line and Roundtables Begin

                                                Room: AR1 (directly next to Arena)

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

  •   Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman and Director Matt Reeves

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

  •   Director Bryan Singer

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2

  • Jay Baruchel and Writer/Director Dean DeBlois

THE MAZE RUNNER

  • Dylan O’Brien, Writer James Dashner and Director Wes Ball

12:45PM                              20th Century Fox Wondercon Presentation

                                                Location: Arena

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X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Release: May 23, 2014, in 3D

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from the past, “X-Men: First Class,” in order to change a major historical event and fight in an epic battle that could save our future.

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2

Release: June 13, 2014, in 3D

The thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON trilogy returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless.  The inseparable duo must protect the peace – and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago.

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DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Release: July 11, 2014, in 3D

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier.  They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

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THE MAZE RUNNER  

Release: September 19, 2014

When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D.  Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape.  Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner.

 

Wonder Con 2014 News: Cartoon Network Panel And Signing Schedule

The Land of Ooo will go quiet, the streets of Aberdale will be empty, the Gem’s temple will be dark, the park will be closed and Uncle Grandpa is packing up his RV because Cartoon Network is taking Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa and Clarence, respectively, to WonderCon 2014 held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Fans will get an inside look at the Network’s hit original animated comedy series with exclusive clips and answers to all their burning questions from series producers and voice talent at Cartoon Network panels scheduled for Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19.

Making their WonderCon debut this year are the newest original animated comedy series Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa and Clarence from Cartoon Network. All three series originate from Cartoon Network Studios’ prolific shorts program. Steven Universe, created by Rebecca Sugar, is about the misadventures of a boy named Steven, the ultimate “little brother” to a team of magical guardians of humanity—the Crystal Gems. The hilarious series, Uncle Grandpa, created by Pete Browngardt, is about everyone in the world’s magical Uncle and Grandpa and his gang that travels in an RV, bringing magical fun everywhere they go. From first time series creator, Skyler Page, Clarence tells the story of an optimistic, spirited, lovable boy who sees the best in all things and wants to try everything. Because everything is amazing!

Cartoon Network’s WonderCon Anaheim 2014 panel and signing schedule is detailed below. Please note all times, dates and locations are subject to change.

CARTOON NETWORK PANELS 

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

Cartoon Network Presents: Steven Universe

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: 300DE

Believe in Steven! Come fix your eyeballs and ear lobes on the Steven Universe panel at WonderCon 2014, brought to you by Cartoon Network!  You won’t want to miss the magical guardians of this new comedy dish, or sing, or whatever… on all things Steven!

Teen Titans Go! Screening and Q&A

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: 300AB

Producers Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and Aaron Horvath (MAD), and members of the voice cast take the stage for a lively conversation and Q&A about your favorite teenage superheroes. And, of course, they won’t be coming empty-handed as they will be bringing an all-new episode to screen exclusively for WonderCon Anaheim. From Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Wednesdays at 6:30/5:30c on Cartoon Network.

Cartoon Network Presents: Uncle Grandpa & Clarence

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: 300AB

What’s better than a panel of one Cartoon Network comedy? TWO CARTOON NETWORK COMEDIES! Join the talented magic-makers behind two of the newest comedies to join the Cartoon Network family: Uncle Grandpa and Clarence. Get your laughing muscles ready for an hour of cool content and commentary…times TWO!

Cartoon Network Presents: Regular Show

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: 300AB

Regular Show is bringing back a taste for the extra-ordinary to WonderCon 2014. YEAUUUUUH! Join Cartoon Network at the Regular Show panel as the ultra-talented cast and crew dish the exclusive scoop, sneak a few sweet treats, and delight your funny bone.  There is nothing regular about this panel and anything could happen!

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

Cartoon Network Presents: Adventure Time

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: 300AB

What time is it? It’s panel time! Cartoon Network is bringing back the coolest show on TV and the team behind it, in the Adventure Time panel at WonderCon 2014.  Grab your friends and check out this righteously entertaining panel. Get the goods, be in the know and laugh your chops off during this interactive & engaging hour of awesome adventure – it would not be cool to miss this. Not cool at all.

CARTOON NETWORK SIGNINGS

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                         Cartoon Network Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa, Clarence Creator Signing   

Location: WCA Signing Area in Hall B

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                         Regular Show Signing

Location: WCA Signing Area in Hall B

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                         Adventure Time Signing

Location: WCA Signing Area in Hall B

ECCC: Elfquest gets a gallery Edition

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In 1978, Wendy and Richard Pini first published what would become one of the most revered classic-fantasy epics in comics. Today, ElfQuest continues to capture the imaginations of readers of all ages, as Chief Cutter and his Wolfriders battle savage humans, forge lasting alliances, and discover strange new lands in this ultimate fantasy adventure!

Dark Horse proudly presents ElfQuest: The Original Quest Gallery Edition, a one-of-a-kind edition, which collects the first five issues of The Original Quest (“Fire and Flight”) in their gorgeous original glory. Each page is carefully scanned from Wendy Pini’s original art to capture every stroke and detail. At 12 1/8″ by 17″, it’s as close to holding Pini’s original art as a fan can get.

For readers looking to explore ElfQuest for the first time, there’s no better place than The Complete ElfQuest Volume 1: The Original Quest! This edition boasts 720 pages, collecting the entirety of what is now known as The Original Quest in stunning black and white, including an extensive gallery of concept art, pinups, and covers, with commentary from series creators Wendy and Richard Pini.

ElfQuest: The Original Quest Gallery Edition is in comic shops October 8 and bookstores October 21.

The Complete ElfQuest Volume 1: The Original Quest is on sale August 6. Preorder your copy today!

Praise for Wendy and Richard Pini’s ElfQuest:

“If you’re looking for some engaging fantasy, don’t miss ElfQuest! It’s something special and will pull you in from the first time you read it!”—Major Spoilers

ElfQuest really isn’t like any other comics currently hitting the shelves.”—Big Comic Page

“It’s certainly worth taking a look at especially if you are interested in following the career of one of comics’ first female artists self-publishing in a male dominated medium.”—Rhymes with Geek

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