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Phillip Tan takes over art chores on THE HELLBLAZER with issue 7

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As John Constantine and Mercury continue to help SWAMP THING look for his lost wife, Abby, fan favorite Philip Tan picks up the art chores as series debut artist Moritat departs.

Tan describes his classic Constantine inspirations to DC COMICS. “I’ve recently read the original run of Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing, and can’t believe how amazing John Constantine’s first stories were. It’s the version that has inspired my artwork for this story. I think people will find a fresh, yet nostalgic, version of John Constantine, as Simon Oliver and I bring the readers along on his adventures.”

THE HELLBLAZER #7
U.S. Price: $2.99
ON SALE 2/22

“The Smokeless Fire” part 1! Constantine once heard a ghost story in a Parisian bar, and maybe the old man wasn’t just telling tales. So he takes Mercury in search of the only man he knows who’s encountered the Djinn. Problem is, they’re not the only people looking!

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CORNER BOXES return on Marvel Feb. Variants

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What’s better than a box of chocolate this Valentine’s Day? A box of nostalgia. Marvel’s February variants will feature recreations of the classic corner boxes of days gone by. Here’s a batch of boxes by the legendary Joe Jusko.

The Marvel Corner Box Returns in February for Special Variant Covers!
Joe Jusko Paints a New Series Inspired by Classic Corner Box Artwork!

New York, NY—November 22nd, 2016 — Face front, True Believers and prepare for the return of the iconic Marvel Corner Boxes! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce a series of over 20 Corner Box Variant Covers, coming to select comics throughout the month of February! All rendered by legendary artist Joe Jusko, these covers feature lush paintings inspired by the classic Marvel corner box artwork of yesterday!

“We’re elated to have Joe Jusko do a series of variant covers based on the classic Marvel corner boxes,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Joe perfectly recaptures what made that artwork so iconic in the first place, and he’s bringing that sense of gravitas to some brand new Marvel Corner Boxes featuring modern characters like Spider-Gwen, Deadpool and more.”

 PRESS RELEASE:

Marvel is pleased to reveal the first eight Corner Box Variants, coming to these February titles:

1.       AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24

2.       AVENGERS #4

3.       CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #11

4.       DAREDEVIL #17

5.       HULK #3

6.       INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #4

7.       INHUMANS VS. X-MEN #4

8.       ULTIMATES2 #4

Plus, be on the lookout for more Marvel Corner Box Variants, featuring loving recreations of classic corner boxes and brand new ones highlighting contemporary characters:

1.       BLACK PANTHER #11

2.       CHAMPIONS #5

3.       DEADPOOL #26

4.       DOCTOR STRANGE #17

5.       GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #17

6.       THE MIGHTY THOR #13

7.       NOVA #3

8.       SPIDER-GWEN #17

9.       THANOS #4

10.   THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #2

11.   THE PUNISHER #10

12.   UNCANNY AVENGERS #20

13.   VENOM #4

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Run, don’t walk to your local comic shop this February to get your hands on these can’t-miss CORNER BOX VARIANT COVERS!

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

About Marvel: 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 seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com © MARVEL 2016


DC’s PREVIEW MONDAY: Justice League #8

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The Bat-Computer is hacked, and Cyborg is in trouble in this sneak peek at JUSTICE LEAGUE #8.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #8
U.S. Price: $2.99
ON SALE 11/2

“OUTBREAK” part one! Someone is hacking into the Justice League’s computers, causing the Batcave’s weapons and security systems to turn against the Dark Knight and the Watchtower satellite to plummet to Earth—with Cyborg trapped on board.

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SAVAGE #2 1st Look

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PRESS RELEASE:

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside SAVAGE #2 (of 4) – the next bone-splintering chapter of the year’s most intense, must-read first appearance! In the wake of DIVINITY and BRITANNIA, join acclaimed writer B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick) and explosive artists Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS) and Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) on December 28th as they unleash Valiant’s next prestige-format epic…and initiate in the brutal origin of the award-winning publisher’s next major hero!

Marooned in an unforgiving prehistoric landscape, high society’s most privileged celebrity family is fighting tooth and claw – literally – for survival. With no shelter, no weapons and no escape, the Savauge family is about to come face to face with the cruelest laws of nature – in the form of the lethal dinosaurs that somehow stalk the impossibly ancient island that has become their home of last resort.

Once they lose everything – and each other – what part of them will endure? Where will the man inside each of them end…and the animal begin?

On December 28th, hone your killer instincts as B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry, and Lewis LaRosatear into the searing comics origin story of 2016! Calamity, carnage and claws await, only in SAVAGE #2 (of 4) – featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa (Punisher MAX), Jared Fletcher (Paper Girls), and Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin)!

Plus: Don’t miss the other must-read series of 2016 as “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:

  • FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage, and Colleen Doran in July
  • GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
  • BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan, Juan Jose Ryp, and Raul Allen in September
  • BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
  • HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 by Rafer Roberts, Darick Roberston, Raul Allen, and Juan Jose Ryp in November
  • SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
  • DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

SAVAGE #1 (of 4) 
Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP162049)
Cover B by JARED FLETCHER (SEP162050)
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP162052)
Variant Cover by RENATO GUEDES (SEP162053)
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP162054)
Blank Cover Also Available (SEP162051)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale NOVEMBER 30th (FOC – 11/7/16)

SAVAGE #2 (of 4)
Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (OCT161960)
Cover B by JARED FLETCHER (OCT161961)
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (OCT161963)
Variant Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ (OCT161964)
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (OCT161965)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale DECEMBER 28th (FOC – 12/5/16)

SAVAGE #2 (of 4) – Cover A by Lewis LaRosa


SAVAGE #2 (of 4) – Cover B by Jared Fletcher


SAVAGE #2 (of 4) – Variant Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz


SAVAGE #2 (of 4) – Interior Art by Lewis LaRosa


SAVAGE #2 (of 4) – Interior Art by Lewis LaRosa


SAVAGE #2 (of 4) – Interior Art by Lewis LaRosa


SAVAGE #2 (of 4) – Interior Art by Clayton Henry


SAVAGE #2 (of 4) – Interior Art by Clayton Henry


SAVAGE #2 (of 4) – Interior Art by Clayton Henry


SAVAGE #2 (of 4) – Interior Art by Clayton Henry


SAVAGE #2 (of 4) – Interior Art by Clayton Henry


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PRESS RELEASE:

Marvel Brings Four Free Titles to Halloween ComicFest 2016!

New York, NY—October 27th, 2016 — It’s that time of year again. Black cats, Jack-o-Lanterns, legions of monsters and, most importantly Halloween Comic Fest!Marvel is returning to comic stores this weekend for another exciting celebration of Halloween and comics!

“Just like Free Comic Book Day, Halloween ComicFest is a great way for fans to support their stores and publishers to support retailers,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “This year, we’re offering four exciting titles to whet fans appetites and get a taste of some of the great things happening in the Marvel Universe!”

Your local comic shop is the place to be this Saturday, October 29th to get your hands on 4 exciting FREE titles from the House of Ideas! Don’t know where your nearest comic shop is? Don’t worry! Head over to comicshoplocator.com to find a participating store near you! Head to your local comic shop this Saturday to get your hands on free copies of SPIDEY #1 HCF EDITION, THE HAUNTED MANSION #1 HCF EDITION, STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 HCF EDITION and THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL: YOU CHOOSE THE STORY #1 HCF EDITION while supplies last!

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Want to be the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl? What about relive the thrilling first appearance of Doctor Aphra? Are you ready to enter the Haunted Mansion? This Halloween, celebrate at your local comic shop by with free comics and fun activities. Don’t miss Halloween ComicFest, happening at participating stores this Saturday – October 29th!

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

About Marvel: 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 seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com © MARVEL 2016


1st Look at VENOM #1

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Everybody’s favorite symbiote is back on Earth and has taken a new host, but who? Why? And what happens now?

PRESS RELEASE:

It’s Good to Be Bad – Your New Look at VENOM #1!

New York, NY—October 25th, 2016 — This November, it’s good to be bad. From the far reaches of space the symbiote returns to the choked alleys and darkened streets of New York City in the all-new VENOM #1! Fan-Favorite creators Mike Costa (Web Warriors) and Gerardo Sandoval (New Avengers) spin an iconic new Venom tale for Marvel NOW!. No more “Agent of the Cosmos”, no more “Lethal Protector”. It’s time for a new Venom. But the question remains, who’s under the mask? More importantly – who’s in control? Find out as Venom begins anew on November 23rd in the highly anticipated debut of VENOM #1!

VENOM #1 (SEP160951)

Written by MIKE COSTA

Art & Cover by GERARDO SANDOVAL

Variant Covers by RON LIM (SEP160952) and RICK LEONARDI (SEP160953)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (SEP160955)

Hip-Hop Variant by BILL SIENKIEWICZ (SEP160954)

Top Secret Artist Variant by TODD MCFARLANE (AUG168725)

Blank Cover Also Available (SEP160956)

FOC – 10/31/16, On-Sale – 11/23/16

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To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

About Marvel: 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 seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com © MARVEL 2016


Father & Son bonding in ACTION COMICS #966 1st Look

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Take a sneak peek at tomorrow’s ACTION COMICS #966   courtesy of DC COMICS.

ACTION COMICS #966
U.S. Price: $2.99
ON SALE 10/26“BACK IN THE PLANET” part two! As the Daily Planet’s star returns to work, so does Lex Luthor. Meanwhile, Superman continues to investigate the devastation in the aftermath of the Doomsday attack.
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IMAGE announces LCSD exclusive SAGA Lying Cat statue

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November 19th is LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY, and publishers have been offering all sorts of exclusive books, covers, and goodies to help honor the brick and mortar tradition that is the LCS (Local Comic Shop). Today, IMAGE COMICS and SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT have dropped a doozie…an exclusive LYING CAT statue!

I probably can’t afford it, and I’m OK with that.
…LYING!

SAGA LYING CAT LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY STATUE ANNOUNCED

Image Comics/Skybound is pleased to reveal an exclusive SAGA statue of the fan-favorite character Lying Cat in celebration of this year’s Local Comic Shop Day.

This exquisitely detailed, limited edition, black-and-white Lying Cat will be an eight inch resin statue, hand numbered, and limited to 300 pieces worldwide.

The LCSD Lying Cat statue (Diamond Code AUG168737) will be available onSaturday, November 19th at participating comic book retailers. The final order cutoff deadline is Monday, September 26th.

About Local Comic Shop Day:
Local Comic Shop Day® will be held on November 19, 2016 this year.

For 2016, the date has been changed to the Saturday before Small Business Saturday. “We polled participating retailers if they preferred to have Local Comic Shop Day® onNovember 19th or November 26th,” said ComicsPRO President Peter Dolan (Main Street Comics, Middletown NY). “By a margin of 73% to 27%, our retailers wanted to change the date to the earlier Saturday so it would have a distinct identity separate from Small Business Saturday.”

Local Comic Shop Day® is the only Comic Book Industry event created and run by retailers for retailers. “Last year nearly 400 storefronts participated in Local Comic Shop Day®,” said ComicsPRO Executive Director Marco Davanzo (Alakazam Comics, Irvine CA). “Each and every one of these retailers has a voice in how we grow the day—that’s why we polled them and will continue to ask their opinions as we go forward.”

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
ABOUT SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT
Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company specializing in television, comics, film, digital content, interactive, gaming, and merchandise. The company is led by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and his longtime producing and business partner David Alpert.

Jaime Reyes, Ted Kord, Doctor Fate, & more in BLUE BEETLE #1 Preview

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It’s no secret that TED KORD is near and dear to my heart, so when I saw this exclusive preview over on COMIC BOOK, I had to share it.
It’s a labor of love.

BLUE BEETLE #1
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Art and cover by SCOTT KOLINS
Variant cover by CULLY HAMNER
Jaime Reyes is back home, but just when he thought he had a grasp on this alter-ego, the Blue Beetle, he discovers everything he believed about his scarab is a lie according to the mysterious Doctor Fate. With dire warnings about the symbiote that is fused to Reyes’ spine, Kent Nelson, the original wielder of Doctor Fate’s power, seemingly on verge of insanity, has he come to save Jaime as he claims…or will he try to eliminate the Blue Beetle, no matter the cost?
On sale SEPTEMBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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Jennifer Walters: No SHE, all HULK!

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One of the post-CIVIL WAR II changes coming to the MARVEL UNIVERSE this December is the new ongoing Jennifer Walters series, entitled simply HULK. Not SHE-HULK, just HULK.  Having taken a physical beating from THANOS, only to suffer the mental anguish of her cousin BRUCE’S murder, Jen is in a different place, and the title is meant to reflect that. Her new series will be more, struggling with her inner-rage than usual, lighter and more in control stories from her previous SHE-HULK runs.

PRESS RELEASE

HULK #1 Smashes Into Marvel NOW! This December!
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New York, NY—September 20th, 2016 —Jennifer Walters has survived the Civil War, but not unscathed. This December, she rises from the rubble, re-entering the world as a different kind of hero in the all-new HULK #1! Eisner Award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer) makes her Marvel debut alongside rising star artist Nico Leon (Spider-Man) to chronicle the ongoing adventures of Jennifer Walters – and bring you a Hulk book for Marvel NOW! the likes of which you’ve never seen before!

Following the traumatic events of Civil War II, Jen is determined to move forward, to go on with her life. But there is something bubbling under the surface. A quiet rage. The physical and mental wounds are still fresh. The pain of the past and all she’s lost is always there – an undercurrent, a pulse, waiting to quicken and trigger her transformation into the one thing she doesn’t have control over…the HULK!

“The title Hulk implies all of the baggage that comes with that comic’s 50+ year history – the ongoing battle with the monster within – and that’s why it’s more appropriate for this series,” says Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, speaking with The AV Club. “Jen went through major trauma in Civil War II, and Mariko and Nico’s story will deal with the fallout of that trauma – the anxiety and anger, sometimes self-destructive, that comes along with it. If there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, Jen is going to have to search hard for it, and she’s going to have to battle with some pretty big monsters – including the one within – to find herself again.”

Jennifer Walters’ greatest battle is about to begin. One that will pit her against the monster inside. Can she control the rage that consumed her cousin Bruce for so long? Or will she succumb to it? Find out when Tamaki and Leon bring you the can’t-miss HULK #1 this December!

HULK #1

Written by MARIKO TAMAKI
Art by NICO LEON
Cover by JEFF DEKAL
On-Sale This December!

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

About Marvel: 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 seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com © MARVEL 2016