Marvel NOW! gets MAD! June 2013.
WELCOME BACK! I love hearing folks tell me they’ve come back to comics thanks to the digital stuff. But head to a comic shop now and then—they’re awesome! :)
Anyway, you came in at the right time! We recently kicked off Marvel NOW! with tons of new #1 issues that are perfect jumping on points for readers new and old. Visit now.marvel.com to get tons of info and also check out the bestselling area for digital comics to see some of the books that other fans are going nuts for. Most of these series are up to issue 5 or thereabouts, so it’s easy to dive in.
Off the top of my head, I’d say you have to read Thor: God of Thunder, All-New X-Men, Iron Man, Avengers and New Avengers. But, also, all the others. So many good books right now.
Ohhhhh man. So many good options, especially with Marvel NOW! Check out now.marvel.com for a list of the new books. Pretty much all of ‘em will kick so much ass. Daredevil is incredible. Mark Waid and Chris Samnee are just killin’ on it now. Jump in ASAP. Uncanny Avengers, Thor: God of Thunder, Iron Man, All-New X-Men…tons to check out.
We’re about 6 weeks out from NYCC! Get hyped! Who’ll be at NYCC?
Behold the official poster art for New York Comic Con! Drawn by Steve McNiven, New Yorkers will begin seeing this amazing poster featuring Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Hulk in comic shops around the tri-state area as well as on the MTA and LIRR railroads.
New York Comic Con takes place October 11-14, 2012 at the Javits Center in NYC and we’ll be there in a major way! And don’t worry if you can’t make it to NYC for the convention—we’ll bring the action to you with live video, photos, liveblogs, news and much more! More details in the coming weeks!
Head to newyorkcomiccon.com for more information on NYCC!
Uncanny Avengers #2 variant cover by Milo Manara!
Marvel is pleased to present your first look at the jaw dropping Uncanny Avengers #2 Manara Variant from legendary artist Milo Manara! From the ashes of Avengers VS. X-Men an all-new, all-different Avengers assemble – enter the Uncanny Avengers! From the blockbuster creative team of Rick Remender & John Cassaday, Captain America and Wolverine begin a quest to create a sanctioned Avengers unit cast from the ranks of the Avengers and the X-Men. This November in Uncanny Avengers #2, the Red Skull makes a movie that transforms him into the most powerful man on Earth! And with anti-mutant sentiment at an all-time high, it will be up to Captain America, Wolverine, Havok, Thor, Rogue, and the Scarlet Witch to take down the Skull and his S-Men!
Each issue of Uncanny Avengers includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices and in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop. Additionally, each issue of Uncanny Avengers 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.
An all-new direction! All-new threats! This is Uncanny Avengers NOW!
This November, Rick Remender & John Cassaday redefine what it means to be Earth’s Mightiest in Uncanny Avengers #2!
UNCANNY AVENGERS #2 (SEP120538)
UNCANNY AVENGERS #2 MANARA VARIANT (SEP120539)
Written by RICK REMENDER
Art & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
ON SALE THIS NOVEMBER!
I’m QUITE excited by this, let me tell you that right now.
The future of Marvel NOW! is Chimichangas.
You guys. Seriously. You don’t even know.
The future of Marvel NOW! is Worthy.
The Future of Marvel NOW! is Invincible.
You’ll be hearing tons about Marvel NOW! in the coming months. This image, by Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, is a cool teaser and just the tip of the iceberg. Read the full interview on Marvel.com and stay tuned to Marvel.com and the Marvel social channels during Comic-Con next week for more! Who do you think should be on the Uncanny Avengers team?
Beginning in October 2012, Marvel starts a bold new chapter in its history, with Marvel NOW!, a publishing initiative extending into 2013 that will touch every major Marvel character from the Avengers to the X-Men to Spider-Man to the Fantastic Four and beyond.
Marvel.com spoke with Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and Senior VP – Executive Editor Tom Brevoort to get all the details on what to expect from Marvel NOW!
Marvel.com: In your words, what is Marvel NOW!?
Axel Alonso: Marvel NOW! is the next chapter in the ongoing saga of the Marvel Universe. From October through February, we’ll provide at least one great reason for readers—old, lapsed or new—to go into a comic store each week: a new issue #1, featuring an exciting new creative team and driving concept, that’s an easy entry-point into the Marvel Universe. Each and every one of these launches is built to last.
Tom Brevoort: Marvel NOW! is a coordinated creative refresh across our entire publishing line, a unique moment in which the creative reins on virtually all of our quintessential series are being passed from one person to another. As a result, there’ll be both the excitement and uncertainty of seeing a new creative partnership handle characters and series that have been in other hands consistently for many years. And at the same time, this is the perfect instance for readers both new and lapsed to dip their toes back into the Marvel pool, in that all of these creators are going to be beginning their story-cycles during this time, so it’s about a clean a point of entry as there’s ever likely to be.
Joe Quesada: Marvel NOW! is the next step in Marvel story evolution and character evolution. It’s not a reboot. It is a universe-shifting catch-all, which really just tells fans that if you enjoyed Avengers vs. X-Men, get ready for what the outcome is because there’s some major, major changes coming to the Marvel Universe. A lot of changes to the character status quos, alter egos, costumes, creator shifts, design shifts, the way that we do our covers, digital shifts and the way we start delivering our books. We’re continuing with our evolution push as we start to embrace more and more of the digital world and its technology; the sky’s the limit with Infinite Comics, AR, and all sorts of things. As the technology changes we’re going to change with it and our fans are going to eventually tell us what it is that they really love out of all those things that we’re playing with. But it’s a big shift because it’s not just story and character. There’s also the way we tell our stories and the way we deliver our stories that are starting to change as well.