Marvel Celebrates New York Comic Con 2012 with Exclusive Items!

Limited-edition items created exclusively for New York Comic Con will be on sale at Booth #1838!

Marvel is bringing the biggest creators and announcements to this year’s New York Comic Con (Oct. 11-14), but there’s a surprise: this year, all-new, exclusive Marvel items will be for sale only at the Marvel booth (#1838)!

Marvel and New York City have always shared a special relationship. And, in celebration of New York Comic Con, Marvel has designed a small number of exclusive products specifically for this show. These items have been produced in limited quantities and will only be available for purchase* at the Marvel booth (#1838) while supplies last. This is your only chance to own these once-in-a-lifetime souvenirs straight from the House of Ideas!

Marvel Exclusive NYCC 2012 ‘Battle of New York’ T-Shirt
(Price: $20.00 each, Sizes S-XXL)

We know you saw and loved Marvel’s The Avengers blockbuster film, but now you can show the world you survived the big screen super hero battle that still has your jaws on the floor! Available in sizes S-XXL (while supplies last), this limited-edition t-shirt featuring art by Matt Ferguson lets your friends know that you were there when the Avengers assembled for the first time and that you did Survive The Battle Of New York. You can purchase this t-shirt exclusively at the Marvel booth (#1838), but sizes will go quickly!

Marvel Exclusive NYCC 2012 ‘Avengers Album’ T-Shirt
(Price: $20.00 each, Sizes S-XXL)

Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have assembled to save the world…and record a hit single? That’s the case in this all-new, limited-edition t-shirt featuring art by Joey Spiotto and available in sizes S-XXL (while supplies last). If you’ve ever wanted to bust a move to an Avengers’ hit single or dance like the Hulk, this is the shirt for you, available only at the Marvel booth (#1838)!

Marvel Exclusive Avengers VS. X-Men #12 – NYCC 2012 Avengers Variant
(Price: $10.00 each)

The conclusion to this year’s biggest comic book event is here and features a special variant cover by superstar FANTASTIC FOUR artist Ryan Stegman. There’s no better way to show your allegiance for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes than to purchase the limited-edition AVENGERS VS X-MEN #12 – NYCC 2012 Avengers Variant at the Marvel booth (#1838).

Marvel Exclusive Avengers VS. X-Men #12 – NYCC 2012 X-Men Variant
(Price: $10.00 each)

Also, the Marvel booth will feature a special variant cover by superstar ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES artist Billy Tan. Tired of being hated and feared by a world you’re sworn to protect? Then you better show your support for the X-Men by purchasing the limited-edition AVENGERS VS X-MEN #12 – NYCC 2012 X-Men Variant at the Marvel booth (#1838).

Marvel Exclusive NYCC 2012 Rocket Raccoon Mug by Joe Quesada
(Price: $12.00 each)

Everyone wants a good cup o’ joe, but some mornings you just need a drink that’s out of this world! Get ready to protect the Marvel Universe with this limited-edition coffee mug featuring Guardians of the Galaxy favorite Rocket Raccoon, as depicted by Marvel Chief Creative Officer & superstar artist, Joe Quesada, in an all-new piece of art!

Marvel Exclusive NYCC 2012 Spider-Man Lithograph
(Price: $10.00 each)
Celebrate the World’s Greatest Super Hero with this limited-edition lithograph featuring a top secret piece of art by one of Marvel’s superstar artists. There’s never been a bigger year for the Spider-Man and this is your chance to own an exclusive piece of commemorative memorabilia! This litho will have a very limited production, so swing on over to the Marvel booth (#1838) and get one now, before they are completely sold out!

Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along with the Marvel Events App and at events.marvel.com, the best way to get exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!

*Please Note that only Credit Cards will be accepted for purchase and taxes will be charged for applicable items

via Marvel

Los Angeles and New York City ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN Kickoff Parties!

Fans in both New York City and Los Angeles will have the chance to catch an advanced screening of the Ultimate Spider-Man premiere as well as meet some of the series’ stars and creators in two special launch parties, held at Midtown Comics in New York and Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles!

Check out more details for each party and invite your friends at our Facebook event pages for the New York and Los Angeles shindigs!

Scroll down for the full scoop on each event, and keep it tuned to Marvel.com for all things Ultimate Spider-Man as we get ready for the series premiere this Sunday, April 1 at 11:00 p.m. ET inside Marvel Universe on Disney XD!

Los Angeles “Ultimate Spider-Man” Kickoff Party

Can’t wait to jump into the Marvel Universe on Disney XD this April? Marvel Television invites you to watch the first full episode of “Ultimate Spider-Man” with a star-studded kickoff event at Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA) on Saturday, March 31 from 2 p.m. PT – 4:30 p.m. PT!

Great for fans of all-ages, this event will include a free comic book giveaway and signing, as well as Q&A with Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television, Executive Producer), Paul Dini (“Batman: The Animated Series,” “Lost”), Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau of Man of Action (“Ben 10,” “Generator Rex”), Misty Lee (voice of Aunt May) AND Clark Gregg (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Thor”). But that’s not all! Fans in attendance can catch the first episode of Ultimate Spider-Man a full day before it premieres on Disney XD (April 1, 11 a.m. ET). Plus, meet Spider-Man in person!

Event Schedule
  • 12pm–1:30pm:  Signing with series talent and stars
  • 1:30pm – 2:00pm: VIP/Press Q&A (talent available for separate interviews after 2pm Q&A)
  • 1:30pm –  4:30pm: Photos with Spider-Man
  • 2:00pm – 4:30pm: Screenings of “Ultimate Spider-Man” premiere episode every half hour

Don’t miss this Mighty Marvel Event full of giveaways, prizes and even the chance to meet Spider-Man himself!

New York Ultimate Spider-Man Kickoff Party

Can’t wait to jump into the Marvel Universe on Disney XD this April? Marvel Television wants to invite you to watch the first full episode of “Ultimate Spider-Man” with a special kickoff at Midtown Comics Downtown location (64 Fulton Street, New York, NY) on Saturday, March 31 from 12 p.m. ET – 4:00 p.m. ET!

Fun for fans of all-ages, this event will include a free comic book giveaway and signing, as well as a Q&A with Marvel and TV animation powerhouses Joe Quesada (Marvel Chief Creative Officer), Man of Action’s Joe Kelly (“Ben 10,” “Generator Rex”) and Chris Eliopoulos (Ultimate Spider-Man premiere comic). But that’s not all! Fans in attendance can catch the first episode of “Ultimate Spider-Man” a full day before it premieres on Disney XD (April 1, 11 a.m. ET).

Event Schedule
  • 12pm–1:00pm:  Signing with series talent
  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm: Talent available for press interviews
  • 1:30pm – 4:30pm: Screenings of “Ultimate Spider-Man” premiere episode every half hour

via Marvel Press Release

Marvel Entertainment Reveals Plans for Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2)

Many top writers and creators will be joining Marvel Entertainment at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) as the renowned comic books and media entertainment company announces plans for the annual pop culture gathering which will take place April 13 – 15, 2012 in the North Building at the McCormick Place Convention Center.  Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, and Axel Alonso, Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief, will be joined by other notable Marvel creators including Jason Aaron, Rick Remender and Dan Slott.

In addition to bringing these leading guests and talent to C2E2, Marvel has also provided original artwork by Olivier Coipel for this year’s official C2E2 poster which will feature The Avengers and X-Men in battle at Buckingham Fountain, a Chicago landmark in the center of Grant Park. This April, The Avengers and the X-Men go to war in a landmark 12-issue pop culture publishing event, Avengers VS X-Men, which will bring together the world’s greatest super heroes  including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Magneto and more.  To learn more about Avengers VS X-Men go to www.marvel.com/avx.  The specially created poster will figure prominently in C2E2’s advertising and promotion and will be featured at the convention as well as in Chicago area retailers and other areas throughout Chicago leading up to the show.  Marvel will have a massive booth presence at C2E2 where it will occupy 2500 square feet in a central location on the convention floor where fans will be able to meet top Marvel talent as well as learn about the latest Marvel products, promotions and recent news.  Once again, ReedPOP will also entertain 12 fans at a dinner which will include selected executives and creators from the Marvel team.  This year the exclusive dinner will take place at the award-winning Chicago restaurant Girl & the Goat.  Further details about the dinner will be announced soon and will be posted on the C2E2 website.

“Marvel always brings tremendous energy and excitement to our show and this year is certainly no exception,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for C2E2.  “The Marvel presence is felt on so many levels, not just at their booth and with all the talented guests they bring, but also through the poster, the dinner that ReedPOP is hosting, the panels and all the other Marvel activity which involves thousands of our fans and which is so fully integrated with our show.  We are grateful to Marvel for their energy and commitment to C2E2 and we look forward to making this a great show!”

For further information about guests and activities at C2E2 as well as purchasing tickets, please visit www.C2E2.com.

JOE QUESADA
Joe Quesada wears many creative hats, as both an acclaimed writer-artist and the Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment – the world’s largest and most dynamic comics publisher. In this role, Joe is steward of such legendary characters as Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor.

His tenure as Editor-in-Chief recently drew to a close after 10 successful years – the longest term since Stan Lee himself. Under Quesada’s guidance, Marvel underwent a creative boom and became home to the comic industry’s greatest talents, which continues to hold true today. He brings this same vision to his role in the whole of Marvel Entertainment across the worlds of publishing, film, and television.
.

AXEL ALONSO
A 17-year comics industry veteran, Axel Alonso got his start at DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, where he edited such seminal series such as Preacher, Hellblazer and 100 Bullets, before leaping to Marvel Comics in 2001.   Since that time, he has overseen many of the publisher’s biggest franchises – including Spider-Man, Hulk and the X-Men – and edited some of its most talked-about series – including Truth,Rawhide Kid and X-Statix.  In 2011 Axel was promoted to Editor In Chief, a tenure during which he has overseen major events such as the Death of Ultimate Spider-Man and the chart-topping Fear Itself.  Besides comics, Alonso’s passions include basketball, hip-hop, 8-year-old shooting guard Tito “Mr. T” Alonso, Asian food and preparing for the inevitable Zombie Apocalypse.
.

JASON AARON
Jason Aaron is an Eisner and Harvey Award nominated comic book writer whose work includes the critically acclaimed crime series Scalped for Vertigo and stints on Black Panther, Ghost Rider and Wolverine: Weapon X for Marvel. Current and upcoming projects includeWolverine, Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine, PunisherMAX X-Men Schism and Wolverine & the X-Men, all for Marvel. He was born in Alabama but currently resides in Kansas City.
.

RICK REMENDER
Rick Remender is the writer/creator of comics such as Fear Agent, The End League, Strange Girl, Black Heart Billy, Last Days of American Crime, Sea of Red, Sorrow, Night Mary, XXXombies and Doll and Creature. He is also the writer of Marvel’s Uncanny X-Force, Secret Avengers, and Venom.

Outside of comics he has served as lead writer on EA/EPIC/PCF’s Bulletstorm game and was a writer on the Electronic Arts hit game Dead Space . Prior to this, Remender served as an animator on films such as The Iron Giant, Anastasia, Titan A.E., and Rocky and Bullwinkle.

During his time wrist grinding as an artist Rick penciled books such as The Last Christmas, Bruce Campbell’s Man with the Screaming Brain and numerous issues of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles while also inking books such as The Avengers and The Terminator . He has provided album covers and art for bands such as NOFX, 3 Inches of Blood, Lagwagon and No Use for a Name. He also taught storyboarding, animation and comic art at San Francisco’s Academy of Art University for many years. He and his tea-sipping wife, Danni, currently reside in California with their two kids, and a monster known only as Lester Magoo.
.

DAN SLOTT
Dan is someone who isn’t comfortable typing up his own bio and/or talking about himself in the third person. That said, I hear he is extremely modest and would never mention the multiple times he swam the English Channel, piloted clandestine moon missions, or wrestled nuclear-powered mastodons. He is a riddle wrapped in an enigma… and then dipped in a tangy chipotle sauce. You might know him from his work as a writer on Amazing Spider-Man, Mighty Avengers, Avengers: The Initiative, She-Hulk, Arkham Asylum: Living Hell, Batman Adventures, Looney Tunes, or Ren & Stimpy.  Or if comics ain’t your bag, he’s the guy who wrote the Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions game for XBox 360, PS3, and PC. Don’t worry about bringing too many comics for him to sign. He’ll sign all of ‘em. Because, well, it’s really no trouble, he has a monosyllabic name, and, seriously, it’s the least he can do– when you bought all that stuff, you paid his rent.
.

ABOUT REEDPOP
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena.  ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star Wars Celebration VI, Fantasy Football Fest, and UFC Fan Expo.  The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion.  ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.
.

via Marvel Press Release

Disney XD will launch Marvel Universe! ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN

Disney XD will launch Marvel Universe, a dedicated Marvel programming block, with the new series Ultimate Spider-Man as its centerpiece, on SUNDAY, APRIL 1, it was announced today by Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, California. Marvel Universe on Disney XD will be the ultimate place for fans to find exclusive Marvel content, including new animated short-form series, live-action interstitials and the series return of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. The block will be home to Marvel’s biggest superstars such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America and many more to introduce dynamic stories of action, adventure and heroism to a whole new generation.

Marsh said: “Iconic Marvel heroes and villains and stories with core values of accomplishment, discovery and growth make Marvel Universe a perfect complement to Disney XD and a destination for parents and kids to experience together.”

“Marvel Universe block is an incredible, animated ride filled with fantastic action and adventure,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television. “The spectacular team of writers and animators capture stories with all the dynamic fun you can imagine. Disney XD is the perfect place for families and Marvel fans of all ages to come together every Sunday.”

Acting as the keystone of the Marvel Universe block, Ultimate Spider-Man features a teenage Peter Parker juggling the typical growing pains of high-school with the not-so-typical growing pains of being a Super Hero. As the newest member of Nick Fury’s S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, Peter finds himself on a team with four other teenage Super Heroes.

Produced by Marvel Animation, the series’ award-winning creative team includes Joe Quesada (Marvel’s CCO), Paul Dini (“Batman: The Animated Series,” “Lost”), the creative powerhouse Man of Action Studios (creators of “Ben 10” and “Generator Rex”) — comprised of lauded creators Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle — and Brian Michael Bendis (visionary behind Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man comic series).

The voice cast includes Drake Bell (“Superhero,” “Drake & Josh”) as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Chi McBride (“Boston Public,” “Pushing Daisies”) as Nick Fury, JK Simmons (“Spider-Man”) as J. Jonah Jameson, Stan Lee (“Spider-Man”) as Stan the Janitor, Clark Gregg (“Iron Man”, “Thor,” “The Avengers”) as Agent Coulson and Steven Weber (“Wings”) as Norman Osborn.

Disney XD is a basic cable channel and multi-platform brand showcasing a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for Kids age 6-14, hyper-targeting boys and their quest for discovery, accomplishment, sports, adventure and humor. Disney XD branded content spans television, online, mobile and VOD platforms. The programming includes series, movies and short-form, as well as sports-themed programming developed with ESPN. In the U.S., Disney XD is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser supported network that reaches over 78 million households via its basic cable and satellite affiliates. For more information visit http://www.DisneyXD.com/
.
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 over 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 http://www.marvel.com/
.
via Disney XD Press Release

Marvel and The Avengers Assemble at D23 2011

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige assembles Avengers cast members and Marvel CCO Joe Quesada holds special panel

Disney’s D23 Expo, the company’s epic fan event, will be held from August 19-21 at the Anaheim Convention Center, and this year looks to be simply Marvelous with the House of Ideas featuring prominently during two major Expo events.

On Saturday, August 20, Marvel Studios President, Production, Kevin Feige joins Rich Ross, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios; Sean Bailey, President, production, The Walt Disney Studios; and John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios on stage at the D23 Arena for the Expo’s Walt Disney Studios presentation. Feige, will be on hand along with an awesome assemblage of cast members from “Marvel’s The Avengers.”

But that’s not all, True Believers! On Sunday, August 21, Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada brings you inside the House of Ideas with a very special Marvel presentation and Q&A that provides a behind-the-scenes look at Marvel and its iconic super heroes. Join him for an exclusive and unprecedented experience that will take you through the evolution of Marvel from its first comic book in 1939 to its current position as one of the most important creative forces in the world.

D23 will be an amazing experience and we hope you can attend! But if you can’t, don’t worry–we’ll bring the Marvel events directly to you! Marvel.com Editorial Director Agent M will be there, posting tweets and photos, and hosting liveblogs of both Marvel sessions! Sign up for both liveblogs below or on Marvel’s Facebook page, and follow both @Marvel and @Agent_M on Twitter for all the action!

More on Marvel.com
Via Press Release

Marvel Makes Inaugural Appearance at Disney’s D23 Expo!

Marvel is coming to Anaheim this year to make its historic debut at D23, the ultimate Disney fan event, and we’re pulling out all the stops!

On Sunday, August 21, at 10:15 a.m. in the Arena, join us for Marvel: The House of Ideas, an exclusive and unprecedented experience that will take you through the evolution of Marvel from its first comic book in 1939 to its current position as one of the most important creative forces in the world. During this presentation, which will include interactive Q&A segments, you will not only get an inside glimpse of the history of Marvel and its iconic Super Heroes but also discover why Marvel truly is the House of Ideas. This session will be hosted by Joe Quesada, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer and one of the most respected and sought-after writers and artists in the entertainment industry.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of the one-of-a-kind show that is Disney’s D23,” said Quesada. “Whether attendees are new to the world of Marvel or longtime fans, they’re going to love what we’ve planned for them!”

Also, be sure not to miss Marvel’s own President of Production Kevin Feige as he joins some of the top names in film on Saturday, August 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Walt Disney Studios panel to discuss Marvel Studios’ plans for 2012, including the hotly anticipated Marvel’s The Avengers!

Tickets to D23 Expo 2011 are available at http://www.D23Expo.com. Admission includes access to all experiences and entertainment at the D23 Expo and can be purchased for single days or for three full days of festivities. Admission is $42 for a one-day adult ticket and $32 for children 3-12. Three-day passes are $121 for adults and $91 for children. Members of D23: The Official Community for Disney Fans will receive a discount on admission as well as early entry to each day of the D23 Expo for themselves and their guests. More details about D23 Expo entertainment, events and special guests will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans can keep up with all the news by visiting www.D23Expo.com, as well as by following Disney D23 on Twitter and Facebook.

About D23 Expo 2011
The D23 Expo–The Ultimate Disney Fan Event–brings the entire world of Disney under
one roof, providing attendees with unprecedented access to Disney films, television and theme parks. For schedules, live updates, interactive features and tools, polls and much more, check out the D23 Expo mobile app at http://www.D23mobile.com! To be part of the D23 Expo conversation, make sure to follow @DisneyD23 and tag your tweets with #D23Expo. For questions during the D23 Expo, get answers by sending tweets to @D23Expo.
About D23
The name “D23″ pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923, when Walt Disney opened his fledgling studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s 88-year history. D23 gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication Disney twenty-three; a rich website at http://www.disney.com/D23; a new collectibles line, the Walt Disney Archives Collection; and special events for D23 Members throughout the year, highlighted by the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, August 19-21, 2011.
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 over 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
Contacts:  Lisa Scalzo
The Walt Disney Company / D23
818.560.3117
Lisa.R.Scalzo@disney.com
Arune Singh
Marvel Entertainment LLC
212.576.4061
asingh@marvel.com
via Marvel Press Release

Exclusive Joe Quesada CGC Signature Series Signing at Comic-Con

Exclusive Joe Quesada CGC Signature Series Signing
Only at the San Diego Comic-Con 2011.
Organized by the Hero Initiative & Paradise Comics!

Joe Quesada of Daredevil, Amazing Spider-Man, and Marvel EIC fame has graciously offered to sign a limited number of comic books in San Diego with proceeds raised going to the Hero Initiative.

People can submit their books at the CGC booth in San Diego until 1pm on Saturday July 23rd.

Prices are $37.00 plus return shipping.

Can’t make the show? Send them to:

Peter Dixon 

c/o Paradise Comics
3278 Yonge St.
Toronto, Ontario

Canada

M4N 2L6
416 487-9807

Books must arrive by July 9th.

US dollar checks should be made out to: Peter Dixon

Credit card payments will be accepted.

Please submit your comic in a Silver Age comic bag with backing board and a label affixed to the bag with your FULL NAME, COMIC BOOK TITLE & ISSUE #. Before the signing each comic will be placed in a special “window pane” mylar to allow for the signature and avoid any damage to the spine or corners.

Due to the number of books signed we cannot guarantee the color of marker or placement of signature.

ALTHOUGH WE TAKE GREAT CARE WITH YOUR BOOKS, ANY PREVIOUS GRADE CAN NOT BE GUARANTEED. WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO COMICS RESULTING FROM CREATORS HANDLING THE BOOKS.

via Paradise Comics