Marvel Going Prehistoric in MARVEL LEGACY #1

Marvel Going Prehistoric in MARVEL LEGACY #1

As Marvel winds down Secret Empire, the publisher is setting its sights on the next big event, Marvel Legacy. The superstar team of Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic is set to deliver a new mini-series which will redefine not just the known history of the Marvel Universe, but add literally thousands of years to the timeline. Due for release in September, Marvel Legacy will launch with a 50-page first issue and likely a bevy of…

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Disney to Honor Jack Kirby With Disney Legends Awards at D23

Disney to Honor Jack Kirby With Disney Legends Awards at D23

Most any comic book fan knows that Jack Kirby is a legend in the industry. The late comic book creator is responsible for the invention of such characters as Captain America, the Hulk, and virtually ever character from Marvel’s golden age. Now that Disney is the parent company to Marvel, the massive media conglomerate intends to honor Kirby wth the Disney Legends Award. Set for presentation at this summer’s D23 Expo, Kirby will join a…

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PREVIEW: First Look at SPIDER-MEN II #1

PREVIEW: First Look at SPIDER-MEN II #1

Marvel Comics has released a short preview of the upcoming sequel to Brian Michael Bendis’ Spider-Men event, Spider-Men II, which will reveal the identity of the Miles Morales of the 616 universe. [OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] Who is the Other Miles Morales? Your New Look at Marvel Comics’ SPIDER-MEN II #1 New York, NY—June 16, 2017 — THIS IS IT, TRUE BELIEVERS! The moment five years in the making is finally here! The first time Peter…

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Marvel Sets September Debut for Starset’s THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS

Marvel Sets September Debut for Starset’s THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS

In recent years, Marvel Comics has invested a substantial amount of resources into diversifying its lineup of original graphic novels, with the latest being the Prox Transmissions from Starset. The new OGN is being billed as the latest expansion of Starset’s science-fiction brand, tying into their albums, videos, websites, and live performances. Written by all-star writers Dustin Bates and Peter David, The Prox Transmissions will debut this coming September and will feature artwork from a…

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Marvel Announces GENERATIONS Creative Teams

Marvel Announces GENERATIONS Creative Teams

For months now, Marvel Comics has been teasing and promoting the launch of Generations, an event which will focus on Marvel’s “legacy” characters. This includes icons such as Captain America, which has seen Steve Rogers at times cede his mantle to Sam Wilson. It also includes characters like Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Thor, and others. With the August launch rapidly approaching, Marvel announced today which writers and artists will be tasked with carrying out the…

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SECRET EMPIRE Dominates May Sales

SECRET EMPIRE Dominates May Sales

Diamond Comic Distributors, the largest worldwide distributor of comic books, has released May’s rankings for the comic book market and the big winner is Marvel’s Secret Empire. Marvel Comics outperformed its main rival, DC, with six titles in the top 10. The first issue of the controversial Secret Empire claimed the top spot, with the second and third issues also claiming spots in the top 10. The May issue of Batman was the strongest performer…

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PREVIEWS: First Look at Star Wars’ CAPTAIN PHASMA #1

PREVIEWS: First Look at Star Wars’ CAPTAIN PHASMA #1

Marvel Comics has released a four-page preview of the first issue of Star Wars: CAPTAIN PHASMA, which you can view below. [OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] The First Order Strikes Back! Your First Look at JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – CAPTAIN PHASMA #1! Marvel Comics Presents the Essential Bridge Between STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI!   New York, NY—June 9, 2017—It’s the galaxy’s big mystery: How did Captain…

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Marvel Cancels “Black Panther: World of Wakanda”

Marvel Cancels “Black Panther: World of Wakanda”

Writer Roxane Gay revealed on Twitter yesterday that her Marvel series Black Panther: World of Wakanda, has been cancelled by the publisher. The move comes only a few weeks after Marvel cancelled another Black Panther title, “Black Panther & the Crew”, after releasing only two issues.   Sadly, the series was cancelled but I hope to revisit the characters. https://t.co/7kieeBWdQy — roxane gay (@rgay) June 12, 2017   Gay was due to leave the book…

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Marvel Announces Rainbow Rowell to Write New Volume of Runaways

Marvel Announces Rainbow Rowell to Write New Volume of Runaways

In an exclusive report for Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Comics today announced that the writer of their new Runaways ongoing series will be acclaimed young adult novelist Rainbow Rowell. Rowell is an acclaimed author of young adult books. Her first novel, “Attachments”, published in 2011, was well-received, but she hit the big time upon the publication of her YA novels “Fangirl” and “Eleanor & Park” in 2013, both of which were selected as among the best…

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BLACK PANTHER & THE CREW: How Its Cancellation Exemplifies Big Comics’ Big Problem

BLACK PANTHER & THE CREW: How Its Cancellation Exemplifies Big Comics’ Big Problem

As my colleague Murphy Leigh reported yesterday in an excellent piece, Marvel Comics has cancelled Black Panther & The Crew after only two issues, and Murphy’s piece makes a persuasive argument that both Marvel and the comics press (us here at Capeless included) could have done more to raise awareness of the title. But in this follow-up piece I’m going examine how the cancellation of Black Panther & The Crew exemplifies a particular problem Marvel’s currently…

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