Ms. Marvel is Marvel’s “#1 digital seller”

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In the local cable show covering diversity in comics linked to earlier today, Ms. Marvel editor Sana Amanat was interviewed and she mentioned that “she’s our #1 digital seller.” It’s been mentioned publicly a few times that it’s among Marvel’s best selling digital titles, and over the summer at a Marvel summit it was announced that the first issue had sold more digitally than in print.

Marvel teaser campaign: “Everything Ends”

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I guess this is the end of Marvel event teaser campaign? If it isn’t they are nincompoops. And they are not nincompoops. As they do with every event of late, this seems to imply that Marvel may do a “New 616″ and reboot their universe after whatever the next event is, in this care Secret […]

Jack Kirby is now getting credit in Marvel titles—and that is pretty freaking awesome

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It looks like the results of last month’s settlement in the Jacky Kirby lawsuit against Marvel has yielded swift results: Kirby and Stan Lee are now being given co-credit in books including Fantastic Four, Inhumans and the X-men. And Joe Simon and Jack Kirby are being given co-creator credit on Captain America. Among the books […]

Milking the last drops, Marvel releases a final Rocket and Groot variant for Spider-Woman

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This November’s Marvel comics will include a ton of Rocket Raccoon and Groot variant covers, making this officially the Year of An Awful Lot of Rocket and Groot, but as a waffer-thin nod towards making this maybe Too Much Rocket and Groot, one more cover by Simone Bianchi will appear.

“We were totally overwhelmed by the response to the Rocket Raccoon & Groot variants when we released them last month,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “When Simone Bianchi said he wanted to do one too, we couldn’t resist! We couldn’t be happier with the stunning cover he turned in.”

Marvel spotlights Superheroes as Cats

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Yesterday was National Cat Day and Marvel celebrated by showing casing these covers by Jenny Park, who specializing in painting famous pop culture characters as cats. How she isn’t a billionaire I don’t know. Could this possibly be another variant month theme for Marvel? Makes sense doesn’t it. National Cat DAy was celebrated pretty quietly […]

The 56 Superhero, comic book, cartoon and Star Wars movies coming to you from now until 2020 [UPDATED]

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Feeling a little overwhelmed by the vast movie slates announced by Sony, Marvel and WB? So are we, but here’s a chart helpfully put together by our own Tireless Torsten Adair and edited by the Beat that shows 58 superhero, comic book, cartoon, Star Wars and Harry POtter movies between now and the next US Census.

All MCU, all the time: More footage from AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and first Agent Carter ad revealed

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More Marvel footage unless you are totally over it already.

Marvel Studios announces…something at 2 PM

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Marvel Studios is holding a press conference at 2 pm edt/11pdt today and you can follow along at the Marvel live blog, or Twitter or smokesignals, or whatever method you prefer.

While most guess it could be about the ‘Batch being cast as Doctor Strange, it could also be about other mystery slots in the movie schedule, or it could be the Age of Ultron trailer that was supposed to officially debut tonight, or about Katee Sackhoff starring as lady Captain Marvel in Avengers 3.

Marvel comics come to Kobo

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Marvel collected editions are already available on iVerse, and some other digital platforms, and now, Kobo, the Canadian-based device that also offers apps for Mac, Android, and desktop. Marvel periodicals continues to be exclusive at Comixology and their own Marvel Unlimited All-you-can-ead service, but the GNs are everywhere.

What did we tell you about attempts to diversify digital distribution?

Alert! Daily Marvel Event teases NEW event: Inhumans: Attilan Rising

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Another day another Marvel event teaser, but this one is DIFFERENT. Instead of teasing the return of a golden oldie event, today’s, revealed at EW, is
a new event titled Inhumans: Attilan Rising, with art by W. Scott Forbes.
This is significant for many reasons.

For years, the word on the street has been that Marvel hopes to elevate the Inhumans paving the way for a movie property featuring a band of weirdly powered misfits to make up for not having the X-Men in their film universe. (Fox has the rights and shows no signs of slowing down with the franchise.)

Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer raises questions, expectations

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The Avenger: Age of Ultron trailer is online and raises many questions, as a first trailer should. Who is Andy Serkis playing? Why is the HUlk so Sad? And what’s with the Pinocchio thing? Here’s some guesses as to what it all means.

Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer raises questions, expectations

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As we hastily posted from our phone last night, the AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON trailer was supposed to break next week during Agents of SHIELD, but last night leaks ed versions sprang up like bedbugs, unstoppable and immortal. Marvel Studios being smarter than the average bear, just made a joke and then OFFICIALLY RELEASED THE […]

New Marvels retro teasers take us back to The Infinity Gauntlet and Old Man Logan

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We missed yesterday’s Marvel teaser campaign entry, and it was a good one. The Infinity Gauntlet, originally by Jim Starlin, and one of the cornerstones of modern comics continuity and readership.

And today’s call out is Old Man Logan, by Mark Millar (him again!!!) and Steve McNiven, who draws this image. This one was revealed in a Tweet.

Daily Marvel Mystery Teaser: Armor Wars!

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Yikes for today’s Marvel mystery event thing we go all the way back to the 80s! Before there were Events!!! Armor Wars, by David Michelinie and Bob Layton, was one of the original golden age of Iron Man storyline and showcased Tony Stark’s penchant for being a hoarder with his armor suits as being a bad thing.

The current promo, by Steve Pugh, shows a bunch of different Stark Armors, including a mecha-szed one blowing a hole through the face of the Statue of Liberty. Nice one, Tony. Also shown: the Hulkbuster armor, West Coast Avengers-Iron Man and more.

Another day another Marvel Mega event teaser — “Years of Future Past”

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Via Comic Book Resources, Marvel has added to it’s mystery Summer event event, with a teaser by Art Adams reminiscent of the classic “Days of Future Past” storyline in the X-men. And everyone is in their classic 80s mufti too.

Sales Charts: In the backlist, DC is king

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It’s been a while (5 years) since we looked at Diamond’s monthly backlist chart, and now, as then, it reveals a VERY DIFFERENT ranking for publishers. In the backlist, DC is king by a wide margin, with about 30% of the market. Marvel is only a tich above Image in units, while Image books dominate the top ten with Saga, Walking Dead, and Sex Criminals. On the manga side, Attack on Titan rules, no surprise given the way it’s single handedly revitalized the category.