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Geppi Gems via Library of Congress for use by 360 Magazine

Geppi Collection Opens at LOC

A new exhibition at the Library of Congress explores how comic books have permeated popular entertainment and influenced U.S. culture, highlighting selections from the Stephen A. Geppi Collection that was generously donated to the national library in 2018.

“Geppi Gems” is now open in the Library’s Graphic Arts Gallery through mid-March 2022. A second rotation with different items is planned for spring 2022. The exhibition now features 33 items from the collection of more than 3,000 cartoons, comic books and related items in the Geppi Collection.

The wide range of rare comics on view span genres including Walt Disney’s iconic characters, westerns, superheroes, science fiction, horror, sports, music and entertainment.

Popeye, Superman, Wonder Woman, Black Panther — some cartoon characters have become both instantly and internationally recognizable, but they didn’t get their start on television or in the movies, but rather on the pages of newspapers and comic books,” said Sara Duke, curator of popular and applied graphic arts, who wrote about the exhibition on the Library’s Picture This blog.

The exhibition explores the role of early newspapers in the development of comic books and characters. As a nod to the collection’s founder, the exhibition also represents the major themes of the former Geppi Entertainment Museum in Baltimore, which operated between 2006 and 2018.

“It’s so gratifying to see more of the Geppi Gems collection made available to the public in this exhibition,” Geppi said. “This and future displays will continue to expose new fans to the rich artistic history of pop culture started here in the United States. I’m more excited than ever and want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to my dear friend and Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, for her vision, as well as the curators and conservators who have worked so hard to make this possible.”

Over the years, Geppi has amassed one of the largest individual collections of vintage comic books and pop culture artifacts in the world.

Highlights of the exhibition include:

  • Popeye in an early syndicated newspaper comic strip from 1931 when the character’s popularity was exploding.
  • Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck during their rise in popularity as animated characters. Walt Disney understood the role of marketing his characters so that they would be instantly recognizable.
  • Annie Oakley, Wyatt Earp and Steve McQueen as characters from America’s Wild West translated from Western novels to radio, comics, film and television.
  • Superman’s history with Action Comics and the birth of the comic book superhero from DC Comics, along with examples from the history of Batman and Robin and Wonder Woman.
  • Black Panther’s self-titled debut from Marvel Comics in 1977 and the story of Captain America in The Avengers before he became one of the most popular comic book characters today.
  • Science fiction’s history in comics with examples of dramatic visual expression, including Weird Science and Science and Invention.
  • Terrifying creatures of horror that were brought to visual life through comics in magazines like Creepy.
  • Sports as represented through comic books and cartoon art, including Babe Ruth Sports.
  • Pop culture represented in posters, magazines and collectibles promoting musicians through graphic art, including Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, The Jackson 5 and more.

Free timed entry tickets are available for visitors to the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 4

p.m. To plan a visit and reserve tickets, go to loc.gov/visit. Tickets will be released on a rolling 30-day basis. For online versions of the Library’s exhibitions, visit loc.gov/exhibits.

Geppi is the founder, owner, chairman and CEO of Geppi Family Enterprises, a Baltimore-based network of pop culture companies including Diamond Comic Distributors, Diamond UK, Gemstone Publishing, E. Gerber, Baltimore Magazine, Diamond International Galleries, Diamond Select Toys, Alliance Game Distributor, Diamond Book Distributors, Hake’s Auctions, Art Asylum, Gentle Giant, Sapphire Studios and the recently acquired Collectible Grading Authority.

About the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States—and extensive materials from around the world—both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Explore collections, reference services and other programs and plan a visit at loc.gov; access the official site for U.S. federal legislative information at congress.gov; and register creative works of authorship at copyright.gov.

The Leather City

By Armon Hayes

Superheroes are as custom as their outfits. Living in a world where versatility and luxury are never compromised, The Leather City is the destination where craftsmanship meets your leather desires.

Amazingly stitched pieces of premium quality are seamless when it comes to design. Rooted in heritage, The Leather City proudly represents over 22 years of leather goods at their most polished.

The pop culture partnership with the Canada-based company comes at a time when we all could tap into our inner “superhero”. From Black Panther to Deadpool, Superman to Batman and Captain Marvel to Nightwing, The Leather City’s superhero jackets let us embrace the spirit of our heroes at a time in which our world could use a few high-powered individuals battling for justice.

Building bridges in Africa and Dubai, the high fashion brand diversifies its efforts to further its commitment to heritage. The Leather City doesn’t just make jackets. These pieces are leather artwork lined and designed to cater to extraordinary lives, and the zipper closure jacket is premium to its smell and tailored fit.

The Leather City is following these superheroes with a goal to protect, though not against aliens, supervillains and evil gods. They are providing workers with items like gloves, masks, hand sanitizer and soap to counter the spread of COVID-19 and keep their customers safe.

Shades by Saint Owen

Marvel

Marvel Debut Titles

The action-packed stories of Aero and Sword Master, Marvel’s breakout heroes, will continue in the coming months with AERO #10-12 and SWORD MASTER #10-12. These previously announced issues will be available both in print and digitally so readers everywhere can see the startling climax of these beloved new heroes’ first solo adventures. Don’t miss the exciting return of AERO and SWORD MASTER and be on the lookout for more news about these beloved new heroes as they take their place in the greater Marvel Universe!

“From the day they debuted, Aero and Sword Master instantly resonated with readers and have seen their popularity grow as their adventures have brought them deeper into the Marvel mythos,” Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski said. “I’m thrilled that their comics will be coming back and setting up the next chapter of the wind walker and blade bearer’s heroic journeys.”

Brought to you by an all-star lineup of local creators, writers Zhou Liefen and Shuizhu with artists Keng and Gunji, AERO, and SWORD MASTER blend treasured elements of Chinese culture with the beloved storytelling Marvel is known for. These hit series have garnered millions of readers, making the wind manipulating Aero and the mystical sword-wielding Sword Master two of Marvel’s most promising heroes. See below for new on-sale dates for future issues of their debut series and keep your eye out for big news about upcoming Aero and Sword Master adventures!

Looking to discover more about the exciting origins of Aero and Sword Master? Check out the trailers for AERO VOL. 1: BEFORE THE STORM TPB and SWORD MASTER VOL. 1: WAR OF THE ANCIENTS, on sale now!

To learn more about Marvel’s comic book release schedule, visit HERE and be sure to ask your local comic book shop about their current business policies to observe social distancing or other services they may offer, including holding or creating pull lists, curbside pick-ups, special deliveries and other options to accommodate. Find and support your local comic book shop at comicshoplocator.com or by visiting marvel.com/lovecomicshops.

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 for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.

Marvel, 360 magazine, Vaughn Lowery

July’s New Marvel Comics

Marvel Unlimited expands this July! See all that the summer expansion includes below

Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s digital comics subscription service, offers members unlimited access to over 27,000 issues of Marvel’s classic and newer titles on your web browser and mobile app. This month, Marvel Unlimited offers new issues a comic fanatic could only dream of.

For example, Luke Skywalker meets his father in Star Wars #1, the debut issue from the next installment of Marvel’s Star Wars saga. July also brings Iron Man #1! Artificial Intelligences present a clear and present danger and must be brought to heel! The Robot Rebellion has begun, and Iron Man: Arno Stark will stop at nothing to protect humanity. Later in the month, be prepared for a brand-new volume from fan-favorite cosmic misfits with Guardians Of The Galaxy #1.

In addition to those three exciting comics, there are many, many, more coming to Marvel Unlimited members this summer. Members also have access to some of the greatest Marvel Comics featuring the Avengers, Spider-Man, X-Men, Thor, and Hulk. You can become a Marvel Unlimited member here and if you’re new to comics Marvel Unlimited has an expertly guided reading list section to help you uncover the best parts of the Marvel Universe for you. If you’re looking into how to support your local comic book shops, Marvel can help you with that 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.

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Kingdm’s New Single “Your Love” feat. Soran & Reo

Download / stream “Your Love” HERE

June 1st, 2018 ߞ (Hollywood, CA) Acclaimed producer/songwriter KINGDM returns with the new single “Your Love” featuring vocals by Soran and Reo Cragun. Released today on Capitol Records, the track mesmerizes from its first notes, building from a quiet choral and organ prelude into a soulful, synth laden declaration of love and regret. KINGDM produced “Your Love” which he wrote with Cragunand Reuben James Butler.

KINGDM’s unique blend of nocturnal electronic pop seamlessly incorporates edgy electronic sounds with addictive baselines and modern pop/urban melodies. Championed by Zane Lowe and Annie Mac, his music has appeared on over 200,000 Spotify playlists and has been heard on such radio stations as KCRW, Beats 1, BBC1 and BBC2. Born and raised in a small northern Italian city, KINGDM began playing piano when he was five after hearing Chopin’s “Fantasie Impromptu.” He now splits his time between Los Angeles and Europe.

His debut single, “Can’t Get Over You,” reached No. 1 on HypeMachine and racked up over three million streams on Majestic Casual, becoming one of the most streamed songs on the channel. It was followed by “Baby” featuring Kevin Garrett , which entered the Top 10 of Spotify’s global and U.S. Viral 50 charts, “Superman” and the tropical summer track “Say It Again.” All four singles were premiered by Zane Lowe on Beats 1 and received New Music Friday playlisting on Spotify as well as additional playlists including Weekly Discover, Pop Rising, and Hot Rhythmic. KINGDM’s combined streams on Spotify and SoundCloud are fast approaching 10 million.

Website / Soundcloud / Instagram / Facebook / Twitter

http://kingdm.lnk.to/YourLovePR

Kingdm’s New Single “Your Love” feat. Soran & Reo

Download / stream “Your Love” HERE

June 1st, 2018 (Hollywood, CA) Acclaimed producer/songwriter KINGDM returns with the new single “Your Love” featuring vocals by Soran and Reo Cragun. Released today on Capitol Records, the track mesmerizes from its first notes, building from a quiet choral and organ prelude into a soulful, synth laden declaration of love and regret. KINGDM produced “Your Love” which he wrote with Cragunand Reuben James Butler.

KINGDM’s unique blend of nocturnal electronic pop seamlessly incorporates edgy electronic sounds with addictive baselines and modern pop/urban melodies. Championed by Zane Lowe and Annie Mac, his music has appeared on over 200,000 Spotify playlists and has been heard on such radio stations as KCRW, Beats 1, BBC1 and BBC2. Born and raised in a small northern Italian city, KINGDM began playing piano when he was five after hearing Chopin’s “Fantasie Impromptu.” He now splits his time between Los Angeles and Europe.

His debut single, “Can’t Get Over You,” reached No. 1 on HypeMachine and racked up over three million streams on Majestic Casual, becoming one of the most streamed songs on the channel. It was followed by “Baby” featuring Kevin Garrett , which entered the Top 10 of Spotify’s global and U.S. Viral 50 charts, “Superman” and the tropical summer track “Say It Again.” All four singles were premiered by Zane Lowe on Beats 1 and received New Music Friday playlisting on Spotify as well as additional playlists including Weekly Discover, Pop Rising, and Hot Rhythmic. KINGDM’s combined streams on Spotify and SoundCloud are fast approaching 10 million.

Website / Soundcloud / Instagram / Facebook / Twitter

http://kingdm.lnk.to/YourLovePR

SPIDER-MAN

Spider-Man Hits a Milestone in PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300!

The epic 56-page issue hits comic shops this February!

He’s a staple of the Marvel Universe, and this February, Peter Parker’s legacy will be honored with a milestone issue in PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300!

A celebration of the Spider-Man legacy, PETER PARKER: SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300 follows the reveal of Peter Parker’s true identity as he goes up against the Tinkerer in what promises to be his biggest challenge yet! It’s a Mighty Marvel story worthy of a 56 page epic as the webslinger is joined in his fight by several Marvel heroes, including Black Panther, Iron Heart, Hawkeye, Wasp and more!

“We don’t take important issue numbers like #300 for granted,” teased executive editor Nick Lowe. “In this issue, Chip and Adam not only tie together all the threads they’ve laid down over the last year, but twist and turn you bigger than you thought possible and tee up the next arc that EVERYONE will be talking about.”

Don’t miss PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300, coming to comic shops this February!

PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300

MOST WANTED Part 4

Written by CHIP ZDARSKY

Art by ADAM KUBERT

Cover by MARCOS MARTIN

On-Sale 2/28/17 

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

or simply chat with some of your favorite heroes with Marvel’s chatbot accessible through Twitter and Facebook

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel, 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 seventy-five years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.

For more information visit marvel.com.

© 2017 MARVEL

Alex Ross Art × NYCC

This year at New York Comic Con, Alex Ross Art premieres exciting Limited Editions, Exclusive Releases, and One-of-a-Kind artwork.
There will also be five new pieces premiered especially for NYCC:

  • Monty Python
  • Wonder Woman Goddess of Truth 
  • Marvel Unleashed Matted Lithograph
  • Marvel Unleashed Canvas
  • The Incredible Hulk 1966 Vintage Edition

Each Comic Con release will include a limited number available online, starting 10/5/17 at 10 AM EST.


For more info, click here