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Learn More About The Black Hood on The Riverdale Podcast – The Official Archie Comics Podcast!

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The #DCTV Secrets of CONSTANTINE – Episode 11: “A Whole World Out There”

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Exciting Reveals Heading Your Way This Month!

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She’s Back! Presenting Your First Look Inside Spider-Gwen #1

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This February, Marvel’s newest, sensational spider-woman is coming back to comic shops in the highly anticipated SPIDER-GWEN #1!

Spinning directly out of the pages of SPIDER-VERSE and the red-hot, sold-out EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2 is a new ongoing series that already has the whole comic industry buzzing! Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi all return to chronicle the adventures of the breakout character of 2014! 

She’s Gwen Stacy. She’s smart, tough, and charming. She drums in a punk rock band and goes to high school just like you. Only she can lift a car and has spider powers! Just don’t tell her father, NYPD Police Chief George Stacy! But you knew all that already! What you don’t know is Gwen is back home following the events of Spider-Verse and you won’t believe what she’s got waiting for her! 

“It’s a rare character that gets the public outcry that Spider-Gwen got,” says Senior Editor Nick Lowe. “From the sell-out of Gwen’s first appearance to the groundswell on Twitter we’re excited to bring more Spider-Gwen into the world with the creators who started it all!” 

Now is your chance to get on board with the breakout character of the year as she makes her bombastic debut into her very own ongoing series. Don’t miss out when Gwen Stacy swings in to comic shops this February in SPIDER-GWEN #1!

SPIDER-GWEN #1 (DEC140832)
Written by JASON LATOUR
Art & Cover by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Variant Covers by ADAM HUGHES (DEC140835), SKOTTIE YOUNG (DEC140834)
& KRIS ANKA (DEC140833)
Blank Variant Also Available
FOC – 02/02/15, On Sale – 02/25/15

Women of Marvel Variants Come to Your Favorite Marvel Comics this March

Women of Marvel Variants

This March, Marvel is celebrating Women’s History Month by gathering some of the best and brightest female artists to tackle some of Marvel’s most iconic characters for a very special variant cover theme. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look at a selection of March’s Women of Marvel Variant Covers!

“2014 was a huge year for Women of Marvel, both in our comics and behind the scenes,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “Marvel now has more titles starring female leads than ever before, the Women of Marvel panel is one of the most highly attended at conventions, and the weekly Women of Marvel podcast continues to grow.  In 2015, we intend to continue that tradition, and March’s Women of Marvel variant covers — featuring 20 of the best female artists in the industry – is just the beginning.”

From the biggest names in the industry today to the superstars of tomorrow, you won’t want to miss a single one of these jaw-dropping variant covers coming to these exciting March titles:

  • ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #5 by TBD
  • ALL-NEW HAWKEYE #1 by SHO MURASE
  • ALL-NEW X-MEN #39 by FAITH ERIN HICKS
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16 by MING DOYLE
  • ANT-MAN #3 by KATIE COOK
  • AVENGERS #42 by TBD
  • BLACK WIDOW #16 by VANESA DEL REY
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #13 by AUFA RICHARDSON
  • DEADPOOL #43 by TBD
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #25 by ERICA HENDERSON
  • INHUMAN #13 by JILL THOMPSON
  • LEGENDARY STAR-LORD #10 by SANA TAKEDA
  • MS. MARVEL #13 by TBD
  • NEW AVENGERS #31 by SARA PICHELLI
  • ROCKET RACCOON #9 by JANET LEE
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. #4 by COLLEEN DORAN
  • SUPERIOR IRON MAN #6 by TBD
  • THOR #6 by STEPHANIE HANS
  • UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #3 by GURIHIRU
  • UNCANNY AVENGERS #3 by AMANDA CONNER
  • UNCANNY X-MEN #33 by STACEY LEE

“Jeanine Schaefer and I have had the pleasure of collaborating with some of the best female artists in the industry to show-off their take on Marvel’s biggest characters and teams,” says Marvel Editor Emily Shaw. “It’s been an incredible experience to bring so many awesome women together for this project. And the results have been pretty awesome!”

Secret Wars Correspondence: Battleworld

Secret Wars: Battleworld #1 cover by Paco Medina

SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD marks a chance for the series’ editor Jon Moisan to pursue just about any combination of fights between the Marvel Universe’s myriad characters that he or the project’s creators could imagine. The mandate he gave himself when diving into this wealth of endless possibilities?

“The weirder and more fun, the better!

“I thought of characters that people would actually want to read about,” explains Moisan. “For me, the greatest thing about this series and Battleworld as a whole is that we can see completely different versions of characters interact with each other in new and interesting ways.

“You want to see the 1602 version of Punisher fight the 2099 version of Iron Man? Muskets versus the 1990’s version of the future! We can even have the same characters from different worlds fight. I’m sure readers have been dreaming of seeing a dozen different versions of Howard the Duck fight. Well, guess what? It’s completely possible in this series!”

Ultimately, Moisan aims like to pick the craziest, most bizarre fights to pull readers in; the weirder and more fun, the better.

“I can’t say what the match-ups will be quite yet,” he teases, “but I can definitely confirm that it’s not Jarvis versus Hulk. Sorry, Jarvis fans.”

As one might expect, a project of this ambitious scale comes with some hurdles.

“The biggest challenge for a series like this is definitely making sure we have fun stories that also matter to readers,” Moisan confesses. “Sure, Hulked Out Stilt-Man versus Spider-Powered Stilt-Man is a fight reader have wanted to see for years, but it won’t exactly bring them to the book. [Laughs]”

Moisan stresses his priority to give Marvel readers important stories that impact characters so much “it’ll get included in their Handbook entry; versus stories that feature stuff like vampire cows can make or break this book. If I lean too much one way or the other it could easily sink the book and as the editor, that’s definitely something I tend to avoid.”

Given the grand scale of stories he hopes to feature in SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD, the editor made sure to tap creators who had equally ambitious hopes for the stories.

“Books like this are the perfect place to try out newer creators and bring on established creators to try something outside their wheelhouse,” Moisan divulges. “When I started casting the book, I had a blast working with everyone to figure out which characters they’d use as well as which versions of those characters they’d use.”

For SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD #1, Moisan recruited two creators that he believes “are writing some of the best comics around.”

“When I told Josh Williamson and Ed Brisson what the project was, they jumped at the chance to get their hands on all the craziness that BATTLEWORLD has to offer,” he says. “I also got James Stokoe to sign up to do a story as well as a variant cover for every issue. He actually sent over his outline this morning and I can’t say much yet, but I’ll tease that an Egyptian Silver Surfer may or may not show up.”

Moisan’s vision for SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD hinges on one word: madness. With an idea this unique, he confidently states there’s only one way the series about it could go.

“While the other series can focus on their individual worlds, I’m free to focus on creating all sorts of cool fights that people haven’t ever seen before,” he declares. “When all is said and done, I hope people see this series as a collection of awesome stuff, rather than just a bunch of short stories. I mean honestly, where else could you see Captain America versus Iron Man in the same book as Howard the Duck versus Hellcow?

“In this series, every M.O.D.O.K. ever will F.I.G.H.T.”

Follow the latest updates on Secret Wars daily on Marvel.com and via our social channels!

Exclusively Explore Rob Guillory’s Thor Sketchbook

Thor sketches by Rob Guillory

CM Punk and Rob Guillory plan to make the most of their team-up effort on a 10-page story in February’s THOR ANNUAL #1. The duo joined forces to create a short tale that not only includes a younger version of the Asgardian hero, but also the Warriors Three, Mephisto, Loki and a drinking contest of epic proportions.

That’s a lot to pack into one short tale, but Guillory proved up for the challenge. The artist, known for penciling Chew, makes his mighty Marvel debut along with his ex-wrestler collaborator and the duo hopes the results wow fans.

Guillory reveals how he got involved with the project, his process starting from the first read-through of the script, and the genesis of his luchador-inspired Thor-versus-Hulk cover!

Marvel.com: How did the gig working with CM Punk on this story come about?

Rob Guillory: Well, I was a fan of Punk. And at some point a few years back, I learned that he was a big fan of my creator-owned book Chew, which was flattering. So when Marvel decided to give him a shot at Thor, I guess he thought of me, which was also very flattering. And after reading Punk’s script, I definitely saw why he thought I’d be a good fit for the story he wanted to tell. It’s right up my alley.

Marvel.com: Did you immediately start sketching Asgardians when you heard about it?

Rob Guillory: [Laughs] I took a few passes at Thor a bit after Marvel contacted me. But right away, I caught up with Jason Aaron’s work on THOR: GOD OF THUNDER, just to get a feel for Young Thor. He’s a lot more brash and thick-headed than the Thor I grew up with, which means he was just plain fun to draw.

Marvel.com: It looks like you printed out the script and thumbnailed right there on the page. Is that how you usually work?

Rob Guillory: Yep, that’s exactly how I work on Chew. After I read the script a few times, I like to jump right in, thumbnailing out each page right on the script. It’s messy, and I make a ton of notes to myself as I figure out the pacing of each page, along with any gags that pop into mind. It’s my roadmap for the finished page.

Marvel.com: From thumbnails you move into the penciling stage. Do you prefer to keep that loose? 

Rob Guillory: Generally, my pencils are fairly loose, but I actually worked a bit tighter on [this], since I knew I’d be dealing with editorial approvals. I just wanted to make sure that everything I was planning was completely clear before I got to inks. Still, I always leave the door open to a random joke or two, if something funny pops into my head at the last minute.

Marvel.com: What’s your process moving forward from that point? Were there any differences in your return working on this story than your other work? 

Rob Guillory: From there, I jumped right into inks. Nothing fancy, just pen and brush. On one hand, my process on Thor was very different than my process on Chew, just with the fact that each step of the process needed to be approved, which does slow the process a little. On Chew, my writer John Layman and I have been working together for over six years and 47 issues, so there’s such shorthand between us that we’re generally on the same page.

On the other hand, Marvel editors Wil Moss and Jon Moisan were so totally open to my ideas and ridiculous jokes that working on Thor was actually very similar to my Chew work. Most of our e-mail exchanges were them laughing at some silly gag I’d slipped in, so it can’t get any easier than that. Honestly, I was shocked at how positive their responses to my work were. They totally “got” it.

Marvel.com: Looking at the pages without word balloons, I can pretty easily tell what’s going on. Is that something you aim for when penciling? 

Rob Guillory: Absolutely. I think storytelling is my greatest strength, so that’s what I tend to focus on more than anything else. Character acting also plays a role in that. My characters tend to be very expressive and over-the-top, which helps convey story without words. With Thor, Punk had a lot of physical comedy in the script, which called for a lot of silent, character-driven panels to pull off the comedic timing; a lotta work, but also a lotta fun.

Marvel.com: For the variant cover you did, was there a lot of back-and-forth about the design or did this one come relatively easy?

Rob Guillory: Well, there’s sort of a funny story about the cover we went with. Originally, I worked up four or five different wrestling-themed cover ideas. And they were all fairly similar: mostly hero shots of Thor as a wrestler, showing off in the ring. Not bad, but missing something. They were just too tame, and I realized I was thinking, “There’s no way Marvel will let me draw what I really wanna draw.” But by the time I got to my last idea, I thought, “Screw it. What’s the cover that I’d want to draw if I had carte blanche at Marvel?”

Next thing I knew, Luchador Hulk had been born. I had the complete idea for the cover right away, with the text blurbs and all. 

So I sent it off to Jon and Wil saying, “So here are my four cover ideas. The first three are good, but Luchador Hulk is gold, as much of a longshot as it is.” A few days went by, and to my surprise, they eventually went for it. And they even went for throwing Frog Thor into it as an added bonus. To this day, I can’t believe they approved this cover. It is utterly ridiculous, and I couldn’t be more pleased.

Marvel.com: Were there any specific characters you lobbied hard for to make it into the 10-page story?

Rob Guillory: Honestly, from day one, I told Punk, “Hey, put as many Marvel heroes in there as you possibly can. I don’t even care if it makes sense to the story. I just wanna draw me some Avengers!”

Again, Wil and Jon were good sports. They gave us some parameters and a list of characters that were fair game. Obviously, throwing Wolverine into Young Thor’s timeline wouldn’t make sense—though it would be awesome—so we had to keep that in mind. Eventually, Punk and I came up with sort of a story loophole that allowed for the last page of our story to take place, which I won’t spoil. Again, I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.

Marvel.com: How did CM Punk do as a first time comic script writer? Was his writing style different than what you’re used to?

Rob Guillory: Punk did great. He’s obviously a super-sharp guy and has a real way with words, and that really came across in his script. His script reads like a CM Punk promo, if that makes sense. It has his voice, which is a good thing. Anyone that’s ever listened to him cut a wrestling promo can tell that Punk knows how to tell a story, and he was able to translate that same skill to his writing. And on top of that, he wrote some legitimately funny scenes, which is impressive since writing comedy can be tough.

Stylistically, Punk worked in a version of the Marvel Method, which is very different from John Layman’s work on Chew. Layman’s scripts are the tightest I’ve ever seen, and he paces things out panel to panel. I still have the freedom to change the pacing on Chew when necessary, but for the most part, Layman’s pacing is right on. 

With Punk’s script, he focused more on dialogue and scene descriptions, leaving the panel breakdowns to me. This actually worked really well for this story, as it allowed me to flex my storytelling muscles and pace every moment exactly how I wanted. And like I said, with a comedic story like this, timing is everything. 

The 40-page THOR ANNUAL #1—which also features stories by Jason Aaron and Tim Truman as well as Noelle Stephenson and Marguerite Sauvage—hits stores on February 25.

Debriefing Marvel’s Agent Carter: Snafu

Hayley Atwell stars as Peggy Carter in Marvel's Agent Carter

Leviathan corners Peggy when she’s most vulnerable and the SSR finally close in on Howard Stark!

Read the official synopsis for the seventh episode, “Snafu,” below and tune in to “Marvel’s Agent Carter” Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC. Make sure to follow @AgentCarterTV on Twitter and like “Marvel’s Agent Carter” on Facebook for all the latest updates!

“Snafu” – Peggy is cornered and more vulnerable than ever as Leviathan makes their move against her. As the SSR zeroes in on Howard Stark, they may pay the ultimate price as they find their true enemy is closer than they realized on “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” Tuesday, February 17 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj as Agent Daniel Sousa and Shea Whigham as Chief Roger Dooley.

“Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj as Agent Daniel Sousa and Shea Whigham as Chief Roger Dooley.

Guest starring are Ralph Brown as Dr. Ivchenko, Bridget Regan as Dottie Underwood, Kevin Cotteleer as Alex Doobin, Lesley Boone as Rose, Travis Johns as Agent Corcoran, Sarah Bloom as Loretta, Lincoln Melcher as Emmett, Madonna Cacciatore as Ovechkin’s Mom, Rob Locke as Surgeon, Pawal Szajda as Ovechkin, Lisa Pescherine as Female Salesclerk, Sandra Gimpel as Elderly Woman, Chris Palermo as Middle-Aged Man, Diana Gettinger as Movie Usherette, and Mary Beth Manning as Woman.

“Snafu” was written by Chris Dingess and directed by Vincent Misiano.

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Go Into Battle Against Ultron with Your Favorite Super Soldier from Hot Toys

Hot Toys Captain America

The highly anticipated blockbuster sequel, Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ will be hitting the theaters worldwide in just a few months and Marvelites everywhere are eager to see Earth’s mightiest heroes come together again to defend the world from the maniacal Ultron!

But to hold you over until then, Hot Toys is excited to continue the ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ series and officially present the new 1/6th scale Captain America Collectible Figure! The movie-accurate Captain America collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers as seen in the film. The collectible features newly-painted Steve Rogers and helmeted head sculpts, an extremely detailed and finely tailored all-new Captain America suit, a specially designed figure stand and a magnetic metal Captain America shield with retractable handles… because who is Captain America without his infamous shield?

Pre-order this famed super-soldier and expand your Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ collection today! For more from Hot Toys, visit their website.

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