Posts tagged with "Spider-Man"

Marvel StormBreakers

Last week, Marvel Comics announced the debut of MARVEL’S STORMBREAKERS, its latest preeminent talent distinction program to spotlight the next generation of elite artists in the industry. 

This new class is comprised of eight artists from all over the world. The artists will hold a two year spot and be working on different Marvel Universe projects over this time. 

“Named after Beta Ray Bill’s enchanted hammer, Stormbreakers is a new evolution of Marvel’s previous Young Guns program,” according to IGN, “which ran from 2004 to 2019 and celebrated a number of then up-and-coming artists like Steve McNiven, Russell Dauterman and Sara Pichelli.”

The eight STORMBREAKERS already have an extensive resume in the Marvel world and will become an even part of the franchise’s artist team. 

ComicBook.com reveals that, “As a group, they are already responsible for leading some of Marvel’s most popular titles, including Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Venom, and others, shaping Marvel’s shared storytelling universe.”

Today, Marvel is excited to reveal that local comic shops will receive a collection of variant covers featuring the extraordinary artwork of the inaugural class which includes Josh Cassara (X-Force), Patrick Gleason (Amazing Spider-Man), Peach Momoko (known for her best-selling covers), Natacha Bustos (Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur), Iban Coello (Venom), Carmen Carnero (Hellions), Juann Cabal (Guardians of the Galaxy), and R.B. Silva (Fantastic Four, Powers of X).

These groundbreaking artists will unleash their creative talents to bring some of Marvel’s most beloved heroes to life in brand-new artwork. These stunning character portraits in each Stormbreaker’s iconic style will be available as variant covers on issues of your favorite ongoing titles starting this December. 

According to Marvel, “The mythical Stormbreaker is an iconic symbol that debuted during one of many trailblazing eras of the Marvel Universe – bringing change within the pages of THOR, for legendary creators like Walter Simonson, and for Marvel fans everywhere. During this era, Marvel grew to embrace bold new initiatives, deeper character-driven stories, and unique new art styles.”

It is no surprise they used this to symbolize these eight artists. Each artist brings a new and unique style to the Marvel franchise and are already tastemakers in the Universe.

Art by Iban Coello courtesy of Marvel Comics

Marvel's Indigenous Voices

Marvel’s Indigenous Voices

Marvel announced a new, special series of variant covers written and drawn by the comic book industry’s biggest indigenous artists for MARVEL’S VOICES: INDIGENOUS VOICES #1.

One of the artists included in the project is Jeffrey Veregge, who recently finished an exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

Veregge will provide the art for covers featuring characters like Black Panther, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Captain America, Hulk and Thor.

Veregge said his own people, the S’Klallam Tribe, have used an art style known as Formline to tell their stories for generations. He added that his style is an extension of the art he has seen used by Native artists from his region.

“As a lifelong comic fan, artist and Native American, I am truly honored to work with Marvel Comics today. Not only to create pieces that represent a voice for Indigenous People in honor of Native American Heritage month, but also for the opportunity to share the same storytelling spirit of my ancestors by sharing the tales of some of today’s heroes,” Veregge said.

These variant covers will be available in comic book shops in November, and you can see each and every one of them right here.

Marvel Announces New Horror Comics to Come This October

Marvel Horror Comics

From Werewolf by Night to Tomb of Dracula, Marvel has a proud history of horror-themed comics and this October, these classic terrifying tales will be honored in a series of Horror Variant covers! Prepare to see your favorite Marvel characters like you’ve never seen them before as the X-Men, the Avengers, Spider-Man, and more live out nightmarish fantasies just in time for Halloween. Paying homage to the classic Marvel horror comics of yesterday, the industry’s top artists including Russell Dauterman, Mike Del Mundo, and Leinil Francis Yu, have reimagined Marvel’s heroes in delightfully creepy visions. See what happens when you cross Iron Man with the swamp monster, Man-Thing, or check out Black Widow staking out her prey as a creature of the night-all this and more when these chilling covers hit comic stores this October!

See below for a full list of October’s Horror Variant covers and be on the lookout for more of these devilish cover reveals coming your way!

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 50 SPIDER-MAN VAMPIRE HUNTER HORROR VARIANT COVER by
    AARON KUDER with colors by JORDIE BELLAIRE
  • AVENGERS 37 WHERE AVENGERS DWELL HORROR VARIANT COVER by JAVIER
    RODRÍGUEZ
  • BLACK WIDOW 2 TOMB OF BLACK WIDOW HORROR VARIANT COVER by JOSHUA “SWAY”
    SWABY
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA 24 CAP WOLF HORROR VARIANT COVER by MIRKA ANDOLFO
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL 22 CAPTAIN MARVEL UNLEASHED HORROR VARIANT COVER by
    TAURIN CLARKE
  • IMMORTAL HULK 38 DEL MUNDO LIVING HULK HORROR VARIANT COVER by MIKE DEL
    MUNDO
  • IRON MAN 2 IRON MAN-THING HORROR VARIANT COVER by MATTIA DE IULIS
  • MARAUDERS 13 HELL’S STORM HORROR VARIANT COVER by KHARY RANDOLPH
  • SPIDER-WOMAN 5 SPIDER-WOMAN BY NIGHT HORROR VARIANT COVER by PATRICK
    GLEASON
  • THOR 8 FRANKENSTEIN’S THOR HORROR VARIANT COVER by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
    with colors by SUNNY GHO
  • X-MEN 13 LEGION OF X-MONSTERS HORROR VARIANT COVER by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
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Aminé Drops “Riri” Video

Aminé drops co-directed music video for “Riri”

Portland-based rapper, artist, director, culture shaker and innovative ingenue Aminé delivers his video for “Riri” which he co-directed with longtime visual collaborator Jack Bergert. The video was filmed in quarantine around LA mansions with cameos from the likes of beloved sports broadcaster Taylor Rooks. Aminé even locked writer/comedian Jak Knight, from ABC’s Black-ish, for a closing skit in the “RiRi” video.

“We shot this video before the murder of George Floyd & my knowledge of the Breonna Taylor case,” Aminé writes “but I felt compelled to delay its release for obvious reasons. Activism is essential right now so I put my focus there for the past few weeks. We skipped editing sessions to march in the Black Lives Matter protests. I’m dropping the ‘Riri’ video today because it’s important to show black joy in a time where we’re constantly seeing imagery of pain and suffering.”

Pegged “one of the most creative voices in hip-hop, Aminé shakes the culture every time he releases a new song” (Hot New Hip Hop) and “Riri” is no different. Complex Magazine reportedly “wouldn’t be surpris[ed] if the real Rihanna was caught on Instagram enjoying the new tune.” Hypebeast cosigns that “the centerpiece of ‘Riri’ is Aminé’s soulful hook and reflective lyrics buoyed by bassrich production from frequent collaborator Pasqué.”

In addition to the excitement of the new music video, Aminé has also joined forces with former YEEZY designer Sara Jaramillo and Alice Wang’s ILYSM to offer a $500 grant this week for an artist impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns. Applications for this round of #ILYSM4Artists are due by noon EST on Thursday 6/25 at ILYSM.COM .

About Aminé:

Artists who move culture forward create their own. Aminé’s debut LP, “Good For You” did just that for Portland’s music scene, hiphop and the culture at large — buoyed by his 5x platinum RIAA certified breakout smash “Caroline,” “REDMERCEDES” and “Wedding Crashers” [feat. Offset]. The album which displayed mosaic influence from his parents’ Ethiopian heritage to trailblazers like Kanye West and André 3000, made an instantly indelible impact — scoring a RIAA gold certification, millions of singles streams, Spotify #1s, and 21 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs Chart, peaking at #11. Aminé further solidified himself as a force of nature between explosive festival sets and show-stopping late nights. Maintaining this momentum, while owning his subdued profile and preference for an AirBNB wilderness cabin over a posh studio for recording, Aminé released his self-described 2018 EP/LP/MIXTAPE/ ALBUM “ONEPOINTFIVE.”

Earlier this year, Aminé continued on his promise to change perceptions and defy expectations with “Shimmy” paying homage to his past, while declaring 2020 as his. Accompanied by a co-directed music video love letter to Portland, the song garnered 20 Million streams globally and the gamut of fanfare which you can watch here. Continuing to expand his influence, Aminé also recently appeared on HBO’s Insecure this month.

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Watch “Riri” here and stream the song here.

360 Magazine, Spider Man

Norman Osborn × Green Goblin

Spider-Man will have his hands full with the Sin-Eater’s reign of terror in the upcoming “Sins Rising” epic – but things will be getting much, much worse. As revealed on Comicbook.com, Spider-Man’s greatest foe, Norman Osborn, returns as the Green Goblin in the over-sized AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #850! Writer Nick Spencer and artists Ryan Ottley, Humberto Ramos, and Mark Bagley will be joined by a veritable Hall of Fame of Spider-Creators to chronicle this climactic chapter in the wall crawler’s years-long conflict with the Goblin-masked madman. And as if that wasn’t enough, the issue will also boast a collection of prestige short stories by Tradd Moore, Kurt Busiek, Chris Bachalo, Aaron Kuder, and Saladin Ahmed!

“This is maybe the most action-packed and harrowing issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ever!” teases Executive Editor Nick Lowe. “There are so many twists and turns and Spidey has never had his back up against a wall like this before.”

Spidey has faced his share of hardships, but even the worst things that have happened to him are just a prelude to what transpires here. This colossal showdown will come crashing into comic shops this September,
and is not to be missed!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #850 (#49)
Written by NICK SPENCER with TRADD MOORE, KURT BUSIEK & SALADIN AHMED
Art by RYAN OTTLEY, HUMBERTO RAMOS & MARK BAGLEY with TRADD MOORE, CHRIS BACHALO & AARON KUDER
Cover by RYAN OTTLEY

To find a comic shop near you, visit HERE

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.

For more information visit HERE

Marvel Unlimited Expands This January

Enter a brand new decade of binge-reading! For a limited time only, Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics mega-library, is offering up an annual subscription for $60 a year… that’s just $5 a month!* Use code READFOR60 at checkout, and gain instant access to over 25,000 issues of Marvel’s classic and newer titles, delivered digitally through your desktop web browser and the Webby-award winning Marvel Unlimited mobile app. With classic and newer issues added as early as six months after they’re in stores, here are some of the Marvel titles hitting Marvel Unlimited next month:

⁃ Dead Man Logan #9

⁃ Immortal Hulk #20

⁃ Avengers #21

⁃ Thor #15

Not a Marvel Unlimited member? Join today!

Marvel Unlimited members have access to some of the greatest Marvel Comics featuring The Avengers, Spider-Man, Thor, X-Men, Captain Marvel and more! With January’s update, Marvel Unlimited will also be expanding its back catalog with the following issues:

Classic X-Men (1986) #2-11

⁃ Daredevil (1964) #144-157

⁃ The Punisher (1987) #35-48

⁃ and much more

This amazing service is accessible through Marvel Unlimited on the web and through the Marvel Unlimited app on iPhone®, iPad® and on select Android™ devices.

New to comics, and don’t know where to start? Don’t worry! Marvel Unlimited features an editor-curated Reading List section to help you uncover pathways into the Marvel Universe through events, themed lists, and recommended series featuring your favorite characters and creators!

An added bonus? New Unlimited subscribers get a reward of 3,000 Marvel Insider points when they join this service, and more points when they renew their subscription! Not a Marvel Insider? Sign up today and earn exclusive prizes just by being a Marvel fan! See what rewards are available here!

Marvel Launch Party

The one-shot that will shape the future of the Marvel Universe into 2020 and beyond hits stores on December 26, and participating comic shops near you will be hosting Incoming! #1 Launch Parties featuring exclusive offerings. Grab a party variant by Jorge Molina that shows your favorite heroes readying themselves for this massive event by donning mysterious Eternity Masks! Also, collectors can start planning ahead for the new year with 2020 Calendars!

Unite with fellow True Believers at a participating comic shop near you and witness the start of Marvel’s exciting new chapter on December 26. Be sure to snag the exclusive offerings! 

To find a comic shop near you HERE

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J.J. Abrams × Marvel

J.J. ABRAMS, THE MODERN MASTER OF MYSTERY, MAKES HIS MARK ON MARVEL IN THE SPIDER-MAN #1 TRAILER!

The All-Star team of J.J. Abrams, Henry Abrams, and Sara Pichelli assembles for this sensational series!

J.J. Abrams takes the webbed wonder to new heights when he and his son Henry partner with legendary spider-artist Sara Pichelli for a Spider-Man story like you’ve never seen before! Cadaverous, a terrifying new villain, will force Spidey to make some of the hardest choices of his life. Can he protect MJ, Manhattan…or even himself? Check out this brand new trailer for SPIDER-MAN #1 featuring Executive Editor Nick Lowe and writers J.J. and Henry Abrams!  

“Having these geniuses working together on Spider-Man, the greatest fictional character of all time, couldn’t be better,” Lowe exclaimed, a sentiment shared by the Abrams. “We knew [Sara Pichelli’s] stuff – she’s a genius,” J.J. added. “The fact that we got Sara to do this book was the luckiest gift of all time.”

Henry Abrams went on to shed more light on the creative team’s thinking behind the scenes. “Spider-Man in general has been one of the most interesting super hero characters to me – how when he gets stronger, his problems get bigger,” he said. “A large focus on our series was [Spider-Man] as a person and not just him as a mask. So how does he deal with these real issues? It’s been a pleasure exploring that.”

“Cadaverous is one of the most terrifying Spider-Man villains of all time – and that’s saying something,” Lowe warned. “Spidey has faced the Green Goblin, Carnage, Venom, and Cadaverous might be even scarier and a little bit grosser than any of them.”

 SPIDER-MAN #1arrives September 18 in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App, and on Marvel.com! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

ARTGERM × THE AMAZING MARY JANE #1

Artgerm Variant Revealed for THE AMAZING MARY JANE #1!

 

The web-head’s favorite redhead (and ours!) is spinning out of the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and into her own, all-new ongoing series! Coming this October, Mary Jane Watson will take on the Marvel Universe with her characteristic style, sass, grit and glamour! All of which is captured in a new Artgerm variant, featuring MJ as a Femme Fatale screen siren!

 

Take a look at this gorgeous cover now and stay tuned for more amazing variants!

 

AMAZING MARY JANE 1 ARTGERM VARIANT (AUG190934)

 

For more information on THE AMAZING MARY JANE, visit Marvel.com.

 

THE AMAZING MARY JANE #1

Written by LEAH WILLIAMS

Art by CARLOS GOMEZ

Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

On-sale 10/23/2019

 

 

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com

 

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.

For more information visit marvel.com

© 2019 MARVEL

J.J. Abrams and Henry Abrams Make Their Marvel Comics Debut With SPIDER-MAN #1

The secret is out! This September, legendary filmmaker J.J. Abrams (Star Wars, Star Trek, Super 8) and his son Henry Abrams will co-write SPIDER-MAN, a five-issue limited series years in the making, with art by the incredible Sara Pichelli (Miles Morales, Guardians Of The Galaxy) and cover art by the amazing Olivier Coipel!

Speaking to The New York Times, J.J. teased, “The story shows Peter Parker in a way you haven’t seen him before.”

“Spider-Man is one of those super heroes where the more you read about him, for me at least, the less I understand him,” added Henry. “He’s so anti-everything that you’d expect from a hero. I think Stan Lee said something about putting the human in superhuman. That is what we’re trying to do.”

Together, the father-son duo will introduce fans to a mysterious new villain named Cadaverous – whose identity remains to be seen…but what do they have planned for Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson?!

All will be revealed this fall in SPIDER-MAN #1!

 

For more information on this exciting new limited series, check out the announcement video on Marvel’s social channels or visit Marvel.com.

SPIDER-MAN #1 (OF 5)

Written by J.J. ABRAMS AND HENRY ABRAMS

Art by SARA PICHELLI

Colors by DAVE STEWART

Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

On sale September 2019