Hello! See my earlier post from today with a look at the new Plus swag that’s coming to re/new subscribers. There’s always extra stuff that we send to the Plus folks, though. I know there have been posters and maybe comics mailed to Plus members. We just sorta do it randomly! Hopefully we’ll expand and do more Plus Member events over the next year, and you can make it out to them.
I’m 98.3% sure it’s all pulled from specific comics. I couldn’t tell you which, very easily, but I think I noticed some Mark Bagley and John Romita Jr art, among others.
Honestly, I dunno! Those oversized hardcovers are pretty great, so maybe there’s an audience and market for both?
You better believe you’ll receive the new kit! We actually just updated marvel.com/unlimited with the new info!
Holler at onlinesupport @ marvel .com
Hooray for you! My first piece of advice is don’t spend wildly. Not just on comics, but on everything. I got into some credit card debt during college because, “WOW I CAN BUY ALL THE THINGS.” Also, when I was in school, there were still a bunch of really cool used video game stores with classic games and man, that was the best. What was I talking about? Oh yeah, comics! If you can, go for a subscription to Marvel Unlimited. That’ll help you find new comics you want to read, and probably save you some money. And if you’re buying new issues, keep it to the core stuff you just gotta have right away, and read the others when they hit Unlimited. :)
There are, I believe, different authoring systems to make the digital comics in the Marvel app vs the ones in Marvel Unlimited. So it’s not always going to be 1:1. The ultimate goal is to get them all in Unlimited, and we have some stuff in the works to get of the older more books into the service. And we’re always looking at gaps to fill. So, hopefully, we’ll see those in there soon enough.
Sorry, we cannot accept unsolicited ideas or submissions. Legally, we simply can’t read/see/listen to any idea unless someone in the company specifically asks for it.
If you have some good ideas for comics—make some comics! I know it’s not that simple, but get out there and write that story and find an artist and make it happen!
I dunno. She’s Storm. We all know she’s, like, one of the coolest and best super heroes. She has her own title right now. I’d say she’s rated pretty highly.
Hey! High five for being a Marvel Unlimited member! Glad you’re enjoying it.
And, yeah, Scarlet Spider was SUCH a great book. LOVED it. To answer your questions…
One: Titles end for a number of reasons. Some are only conceived as finite stories. Some come to a close when the creators working on them leave. Some end simply because it’s the right time for that story to end. In a case like Scarlet Spider, it simply came down to economics. Comic book sales are a huge factor in keeping books going. That’s why it’s often stressed that for fans who pick up new issues regularly, please pre-order and tell your retailer you want copies of your favorite books. That tells them they have a guaranteed sale, and possibly that there’s more interest in a book than they’d expected. For Scarlet Spider, though, we got 25 issues about a super-violent, pissed off clone of Spider-Man living in Houston and fighting mostly unknown villains. That’s huge. I’m proud as hell to have that book in our library.
Two: Well, Kaine and Hummingbird were main members of the New Warriors comic that Chris Yost has been writing. Sadly, that too is coming to an end. But it’s stellar and you should all read it. Kaine was in the Spider-Island event just prior to his ongoing series. Check that out. And go read other comics by Chris Yost—Superior Spider-Man Team-Up, Avenging Spider-Man, Battle Scars and more. Also, read all the comics he’s done with Craig Kyle. Their run on New X-Men is one of my favorite X-books ever, and their X-Force was stellar. Now they’re rocking Amazing X-Men!