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Marvel Comics / Marvel Worldwide Inc. is a comic publisher in the US for Comic Books and related items. Currently owned by the Walt Disney Company.

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Website:
http://www.marvel.com/

Corporate Studios:

Marvel Entertainment, LLC – 135 W. 50th Street, 7th Floor New York, NY 10020
Marvel Studios, LLC – 500 S. Buena Vista Street Burbank, CA 91521
Marvel Animation Studios – 623 Circle Seven Drive Glendale, CA 91201
Marvel Characters B.V. – 2240 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. Suite 101 West Palm Beach, Florida 33409

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Dark Horse Comics will end its Star Wars partnership in 2015

With the New Year comes new beginnings and Disney is starting off with major changes for the future. One of those changes are the pulling of all marvel based video games, an assortment list games have already bit the dust, Spider-Man games Edge of Time, Shattered Dimensions, Friend or Foe, and Web of Shadows, as well as X-Men entries Destiny, Origins: Wolverine,  So how The Amazing Spider-Man game hasn’t been removed form shelves. Digital stores like Steam, Xbox Live and PSN have also taken down its marvel collection of games.

Just recently Disney made another move with the Star Wars franchise; first they announced a new Star Wars Episode VII film with J.J. Abrams as the supposed Director,then at the start of this year they ended its partnership with Dark horse. For years Dark horse has kept the Star Wars franchise alive through its comic publications, Dark horse rep Mike Richardson released this statement:

The End of an Era

All things come to pass. So too, do all licensed deals. I am sad to report that Disney, the new owner of Lucasfilm, has notified us here at Dark Horse of their intention to move the Star Wars publishing license to another of their recent acquisitions, Marvel Comics, beginning in 2015. This will end a partnership that has lasted more than two decades.

For those who are new to the industry, Dark Horse revolutionized the treatment of comics based on films. After a history of movie properties being poorly handled with little regard for execution and continuity, Dark Horse took a new approach, carefully choosing licenses and approaching them with excitement and creative energy. Our goal was to create sequels and prequels to the films we loved, paying careful attention to quality and detail, essentially treating those films as though they were our own. Star Wars has been the crown jewel of this approach. We began chasing the title as far back as 1989, and with the launch of Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy’s Dark Empire, a new era in comics was born. I’m not ashamed to admit that we were Star Wars geeks, and we have been determined to spare neither effort nor expense in the pursuit of excellence.

It is ironic that this announcement comes at a time when Dark Horse is experiencing its most successful year ever. For obvious reasons, we have prepared for this eventuality by finding new and exciting projects to place on our schedule for 2015 and beyond. Will they take the place of Star Wars? That’s a tall order, but we will do our best to make that happen. In the meantime, 2014 may be our last year at the helm of the Star Wars comics franchise, but we plan to make it a memorable one. We know that fans of the franchise will expect no less. The Force is with us still.

Mike Richardson

As you can see Disney has plans for the franchise, and let’s hopes they can’t continue the success Dark horse has established. As for Dark Horse, the loss of the Star Wars license is a significant loss, but with its future and present franchises they have established the loss shouldn’t affect them in the long run and recent news has stated so (Year Of The Horse).The concern most fans have with this move is that Disney will not give the Comics the proper attention it deserves.

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Marvel News: Vin Diesel as Root in Guardians Of The Galaxy

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photo courtesy of Marvel.com

Fast and the Furious Star Vin Diesel will be the voice of Root in the live action film Guardians of the Galaxy. Diesel has been on a roll since the reveal of the Fast and the Furious Franchise grossing over a billion dollars, with Chris Pratt ( Star-Lord), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Racoon), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Marvel wants to show us more of what the Marvel Universe has to offer and August 1, 2014 will be that day, until then check out Marvel.com for more.

 

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BAMFAS brings hourly news updates from everyone

Writing updates takes time, finding all the relevant information to your audience is just as hard. With that, we’ve joined our brothers and sisters at BAM. and released their NewsWire platform with a comic focus.

http://newswire.bamfas.com/

We’ll poll active publishers and creators for information, if you’re a publisher or indie that we haven’t indexed yet, follow the contact link on the NewsWire site and submit your site for consideration. There are no promises but the goal of the site is to capture as much data for readers as possible.

Check it out, we’ll continue to post updates on BAMFAS but this is an effort to level the playing field for everyone that reports comic news, stop running everywhere, just stop by our newswire from now on.

This is the start of many new developments as our teams push into new phases, we hope to continue seeing everyone around.

Marvel Comics App update for June 26, 2013

Another week another section of your bank account gone, that really is the reality of collecting comics and has been for quite a while. This week Marvel wants to help target your phones and tablets with a splash of new comics in digital form. Check out the list below for the details and enjoy as your virtual stacks grow.

Digital Comics On Sale This Week
AGE OF ULTRON #10AI
ALL-NEW X-MEN #13
AVENGERS ARENA #11
CAPTAIN AMERICA #8
DAREDEVIL #27
DEADPOOL #12
FF #8
GAMBIT #14
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #4
HAWKEYE #11
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #653
NOVA #5
SCARLET SPIDER #18
SECRET AVENGERS #5
ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #28
UNCANNY X-FORCE #7
UNCANNY X-MEN #7
WOLVERINE #5
WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #32
X-MEN #2
YOUNG AVENGERS #6

 

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Marvel’s Sneak Peek: Deadpool #6

Marvel presents a first look of DEADPOOL #6, writers Brian Posehn and Duggan and artist Tony Moore  has had our favorite merc with the mouth slice his way through almost every Presiden of the United States in this finale of Dead Presidents.

Each issue of DEADPOOL features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app, including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

This March, Posehn, Duggan and Moore show their true colors in DEADPOOL #6!

DEADPOOL #6 (JAN130699)
Written by Brian Posehn & Gerry Duggan
Art by Tony Moore

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Marvel’s Sneak Peek: All-New X-Men #9

As part of Marvel NOW!, ALL-NEW X-MEN  joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top super heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!

Each issue of ALL-NEW X-MEN includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices) and features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

ALL-NEW X-MEN #9
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art & Cover by Stuart Immonen

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First Look: Uncanny X-Men #3

On March 13,  The UNCANNY X-MEN #3 by Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo. Will continue check out what Magneto, Cyclops and Emma Frost have in store!

Uncanny X-Men #3 
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Chris Bachalo
• Everything has changed for Magneto in the last few weeks. Can he prove he is still the Master of Magnetism?
• Cyclops and the rest of his crew take the revolution on the road gathering up more new mutants. 
On Sale March 13

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Marvel’s Sneak Peak – Guardians Of The Galaxy #1

Fans of the Guadians of the Galaxy series should be ecstatic about Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven teaming up to bring it back, the series offcially debuts next month March 27 so be on the look out.

“Some threats to all of reality prove to be bigger than even the Avengers can handle, and that’s when you call in Peter Quill’s team of space-faring heroes. Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and new addition Iron Man will have their hands full as Marvel NOW! cranks up the outer space intrigue!”

Take a look at McNiven’s awsome pencil work for Guardians Of The Galaxy, i gotta say McNiven’s work looks amazing!

If you want more info click on Marvel.com for more news

Guardians Of The Galaxy #0.1
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Steve McNiven
On Sale February 27

Guardians Of The Galaxy #1
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Steve McNiven
On Sale March 27

Marvel Sneak Peek: Nova #1 – Ed McGuinness blasts off the new Human Rocket!

Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness are teaming up for up coming Nova series, it will feature  Sam Alexander as Nova from the Avengers vs x-Men arc, details of his origin will be a mystery along with his connection to the Guardians of the Galaxy! And way Sam is worthy of legacy of the Nova Corps. All will be revealed in another one of Marvels big Comic book event of  2013.!

Each issue of NOVA includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices) and in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop. Additionally, each issue of NOVA features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/news/story/19994/sneak_peek_nova_1#ixzz2Ijm3mEqG

 

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