Marvel Entertainment News

MARVELS'S ASTONISHING X-MEN: GIFTED is Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

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TNT Acquires Television Rights to Marvel's AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON & More
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

TNT has entered into a licensing agreement with Marvel for the next five theatrical releases from Marvel Studios. (more...)

Marvel Debuts National Celebration, 'Marvel Super Hero September'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Disney Consumer Products and Marvel announced today the debut of an annual national multi-platform campaign aimed at taking the Marvel brand to new heights 'Marvel Super Hero September.' Launching this September, the month-long celebration will showcase what being a Super Hero is all about by encouraging the public to 'Power Up Like a Marvel Super Hero.' This will be done through a supercharged lineup of retail partnerships, licensing partners, advertising, and online activations. The strategy will place a stake in the ground for the Marvel brand, celebrating the entertainment company's rich 75 year history and its wide array of characters. (more...)

Marvel Comics & Wizard World Share 'God of Thunder #25' Exclusive Cover by Tom Raney at Nashville Comic Con
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Marvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today revealed the latest edition of its 2014 series of exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles with the unveiling of God of Thunder #25, drawn by noted artist Tom Raney. (more...)

Marvel Comics & Wizard World Reveal 'Death of Wolverine #1' Cover by John Tyler Christopher for Richmond Comic Con
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2014

Marvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today revealed the latest edition of its 2014 series of exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles with the unveiling of Death of Wolverine #1, drawn by noted artist John Tyler Christopher. VIP attendees at the inaugural Wizard World Richmond Comic Con, September 12-14 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, will receive a free copy of the limited-edition book at registration. Christopher, who also drew the Amazing Spider-Man #1 variant cover for Atlanta Comic Con in May, is scheduled to be on site at the event to sign copies of Death of Wolverine #1 (autograph fees may apply). Leading professional comic grader CGC will also be on hand to accept books for grading and Signature Series. The exclusive version of Death of Wolverine #1 will be limited to 3,000 copies and provided free at registration to all Wizard World Richmond Comic Con VIP attendees, including any celebrity VIP packages. Carpenter's work follows the first nine entries in the Wizard World variant cover series: Miracleman #1 and Miracleman #2, both drawn by Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams for Portland Comic Con (Jan. 24-26) and New Orleans Comic Con (Feb. 7-9), respectively; Wolverine #1, illustrated by noted cover artist Greg Horn, for Sacramento Comic Con (March 7-9); Daredevil #1 by Michael Golden for Louisville Comic Con (March 28-30); Wolverine & The X-Men #1 by David Mack for St. Louis Comic Con (April 4-6); Hulk #1 by Mike Grell for Minneapolis Comic Con (May 2-4); Christopher's Amazing Spider-Man #1 for Atlanta Comic Con (May 30 - June 1), Amazing Spider-Man #1.2 by J.G. Jones for Philadelphia Comic Con (June 19-22) and 100th Anniversary X-Men Special #1 by Jorge Molina for San Antonio Comic Con (Aug. 1-3). Alvaro Martinez has completed a cover of Guardians of the Galaxy #17 for Chicago Comic Con (Aug. 21-24). 'John Tyler Christopher has proven time and time again why he's one of the best cover artists working today,' says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. 'He knows how to make a cover that really jumps out at you and we couldn't be happier with the design he's turned in for this exclusive cover for Richmond Comic Con.' Christopher is an illustrator from Seattle, Wash., currently based out of Atlanta. A member of Studio Revolver, his work has appeared on the covers of Witchblade, as a designer for Star Wars Miniatures, and in the pages of Dungeon & Dragons, a variety of White Wolf publications & Mutants and Masterminds. 'Wolverine' is one of the classic Marvel characters, always well represented at Wizard World shows, and John Tyler Christopher has done another excellent job in the latest version of this popular series,' says John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. The beginning of the end is now here...The Death Of Wolverine! Three Months To Die, the loss of Wolverine's healing factor - all led to this, the single most important X-Men event of the decade. Logan has spent over a century being the best there is at what he does...but even the best fade away eventually. Over the years, Logan has been a warrior, a hero, a renegade, a samurai, a teacher-and so much more. But now, the greatest X-Men hero will play a role he's never played before in this special weekly event brought to you by industry superstars Charles Soule and Steve McNiven. Steven Yeun, Sarah Wayne Callies, Michael Rooker and Jon Bernthal of 'The Walking Dead,' Adam West and Burt Ward of 'Batman', Manu Bennett (The Hobbit, 'Arrow'), Dave Bautista (a.k.a. WWE Superstar Batista, also starring in the summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy), WWE Hall of Famer Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat and James Marsters ('Buffy The Vampire Slayer,' 'Torchwood') are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Richmond Comic Con. It is the 11th of 16 events scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions. In addition to Christopher, superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams ('Batman,' 'X-Men'), Ethan Van Sciver ('Green Lantern,' 'Flash'), Kevin Eastman (Co-Creator, 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'), Joe Caramanga ('Iron Man & The Armor Wars,' 'Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man'), Kevin Maguire ('Justice League,' 'Batman Confidential'), Golden ('Hulk,' 'Star Wars'), Arthur Suydam ('Marvel Zombies,' 'Army of Darkness') and Horn ('Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'The Avengers'). For more on the 2014 Wizard Richmond Comic Con, go to http://www.wizd.me/RichmondPR. About Wizard World: Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, cosplay, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests. About Marvel Entertainment, LLC 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 marvel.com. The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com. (more...)

Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Soundtrack Debuts in Top 5 of Billboard 200
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Hollywood Records and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 soundtrack debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 album chart, scanning 60,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (more...)

Marvel Unveils Action Packed GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Product Collection
by Movies News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Marvel Entertainment in conjunction with Disney Consumer Products (DCP) unveils an action-packed product collection to celebrate Marvel's epic space adventure, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (more...)

Disney XD Orders Second Season MARVEL'S AVENGERS ASSEMBLE and MARVEL'S HULK AND THE AGENTS OF S.M.A.S.H.
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

Disney XD has ordered a second season of its popular animated series on the Marvel Universe programming block, 'Marvel's Avengers Assemble' and 'Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.' It was announced today by Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television, at San Diego Comic-Con. Produced by Marvel Television, some of Marvel's most popular super heroes – the all-star Avengers and hard-hitting Hulks – will return to take on their most high-stakes battles yet. Both series are in production and slated to premiere this fall on Marvel Universe on Disney XD. (more...)

CafePress joins Marvel For Cosmic Adventure With Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The addition of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy to CafePress follows in a long line of other popular Marvel properties that CafePress has supported with an incomparable selection of exclusive designs and products. Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," Captain America, The Avengers, Thor and Iron Man are some of the major releases from the iconic brand that CafePress has amplified consumer engagement with product offerings such as T-shirts, mugs, totes, and more. (more...)

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set Coming to Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set follows Star-Lord and his fellow Guardians as they arrive at Knowhere, having just stolen a powerful cosmic object from the villainous Ronan the Accuser. Players will guide the team as they race to protect Knowhere from Ronan and his attacking Sakaaran fleet while keeping their newly liberated item safe from the villain's evil grasp. (more...)

Winners Announced for Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 'Guardians of Good' Contest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

Disney announced today the five winners of the MARVEL'S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY”—GUARDIANS OF GOOD nationwide contest (more...)

Marvel Announces FALCON as New Captain America and Brand-New IRON MAN!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 17, 2014

Earlier this week, Marvel made a big announcement on ABC's The View that the iconic superhero Thor would now be a female. Yesterday, Marvel Entertainment made two more huge announcements! (more...)

First Look - Marvel Announces Iconic Character 'Thor' Will Now Be a Woman!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

An exclusive announcement was made live on ABC's 'The View,' today when moderator Whoopi Goldberg revealed 'It's a huge day in the Marvel universe.' (more...)

Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger Named '2014 CEO of the Year'
by Movies News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Chief Executive magazine today announced that Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, has been named '2014 CEO of the Year,' an honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of CEO peers. (more...)

Marvel to Announce New Project on THE VIEW Tomorrow
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Marvel is set to make an exclusive announcement live on ABC's “The View,” TUESDAY, JULY 15 (11:00 a.m-12:00 noon, ET) when moderator Whoopi Goldberg, co-hosts Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy and guest co-host Ana Belaval reveal the latest explosive title. (more...)

Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company, Is Named '2014 CEO of the Year' by Chief Executive Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

GREENWICH, Conn., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Chief Executive magazine today announced that Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, has been named '2014 CEO of the Year,' an honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of CEO peers. This is the 29th year the award has been given, with past honorees including Bill Gates, former CEO of Microsoft, Jack Welch, former CEO of GE and Michael Dell, founder, chairman and CEO of Dell Computers. (more...)

Marvel & IMAX to Give Fans Amazing First Look at GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
by Movies News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Marvel Studios announces Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy”: An IMAX® 3D First Look, featuring 17 minutes of exclusive footage from the highly anticipated summer blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy.” (more...)

Neo Technology Announces Date for GraphConnect 2014; Opens Call for Papers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

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Edgar Rice Burroughs' "John Carter Warlord of Mars" Returns to the Stars in All-New Digital WebComic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company founded by the author to protect and maintain his original literary creations, announced today that Burroughs' first adventure hero – John Carter of Mars – will star in an all-new digital comic strip series to be penned by legendary comics scribe Roy Thomas and illustrated by renowned artist Rodolfo Pérez Garcia, better known to Mexican comics fans as Pegaso. (more...)

Disney XD to Premiere New Season of MARVEL'S ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: WEB WARRIORS, 8/31
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Marvel's most popular super hero, Spider-Man, swings into a new season in 'Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors,' premiering SUNDAY, AUGUST 31 (9:00 a.m., ET/PT) on the Marvel Universe programming block on Disney XD. (more...)

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