Get An Adrenaline Rush This January With Non-Stop Spider-Man

The previously announced action-packed series written by Joe Kelly and drawn by artist Chris Bachalo, NON-STOP SPIDER-MAN, will debut this January. Kelly and Bachalo, two industry legends, will be teaming up to give readers the most web-slinging action that can possibly be contained in a comic book. These pulse-pounding adventures of everyone’s favorite web-head will feature his most iconic villains and his most amazing feats ever put to page.

“I get asked who my favorite character is to draw and I reply Spider-Man. I get asked who my favorite writers are to work with and I reply with Joe Kelly. I get asked why I draw comics and I reply that I like telling stories—fast stories,” Bachalo said. “As the name implies, Non-Stop Spider-Man, starting with panel one, is a breakneck, furiously paced Spider-Man story with the purpose to break ankles and knees and then leave you wanting more.”

“Non-Stop Spider-Man is, for me, the best of what Marvel comics can be: relentless action, epic storytelling, mind-melting art, and relevant themes, all grounded by the heart and soul of one of my all-time favorite characters, Spider-Man,” Kelly said. “Chris and I want to redline your adrenaline and shatter your hearts, giggling the whole time. Please sign your waivers and gather your safety gear of choice before issue one comes out. I truly can’t wait for this. Buckle up, Tigers.”
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A Wedding Between Two Marvel Heroes Is Revealed In Empyre #4

As the intergalactic conflict known as EMPYRE rages on, love has prevailed for two of Marvel’s most beloved heroes! In an exciting surprise for readers everywhere at the conclusion of today’s EMPYRE #4, Marvel Comics unveiled that Teddy Altman, the Kree/Skrull hybrid Hulkling, and his longtime boyfriend Billy Kaplan, the powerful magic-wielding Wiccan, made a decision to change their lives forever – when they were married prior to the start of this galaxy-spanning epic.

“I’ve got a lot of love for Hulkling and Wiccan, both individually and as a couple,” Empyre writer Al Ewing said. “So it’s a good feeling to be able to deliver this kind of ‘shock ending’ for readers, which hopefully lifts fans’ spirits a little rather than bringing them down.”

Earlier this year, Hulkling, the son of a Skrull Princess and the original Captain Marvel, fulfilled his destiny by uniting the Kree and Skrull empires against the universal threat of the Cotati. As Emperor of the new Kree/Skrull alliance, the Young Avenger takes center stage in this summer’s EMPYRE saga alongside Wiccan and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Created by writer Allan Heinberg and artist Jim Cheung, Hulkling and Wiccan burst onto the scene in 2005’s groundbreaking Young Avengers series. Since then, the two have been major players in the Marvel Universe and in iconic titles such as Avengers: Children’s Crusade, New Avengers, and Strikeforce.

“When I was first asked to design Wiccan and Hulkling for the Young Avengers, I had no inkling of the longevity they would have, or even their impact on the hearts and minds of the readers,” said Cheung. “Billy and Teddy really became fully fleshed people to me, thanks to Allan’s incredible writing, and it’s been wonderfully rewarding to follow their growth and evolution under the guidance of other creators over the years. Now that they’re taking their relationship to the next level, I can’t wait to watch where their next adventure takes them!”

“I’m eternally grateful to writers Al Ewing and Dan Slott, artists Valerio Schiti and Marte Gracia, editor Tom Brevoort, — and of course cover artist Jim Cheung — for telling Teddy’s story so gorgeously — on such an epic scale — and with so much heart,” said Heinberg. “AND for inviting me and Jim to the wedding!”

Hulkling and Wiccan’s story continues in EMPYRE #5 next week and EMPYRE: AVENGERS AFTERMATH #1 this September.

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Celebrate The 300th Edition Of Marvel Masterworks With An Exclusive Variant

The 300th Marvel Masterworks will star… Howard the Duck.

For over thirty years, the Marvels Masterworks line has collected the most seminal stories of your favorite Marvel heroes. Across 299 volumes, the iconic tales of Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, Spider-Woman, Dazzler, and more have been presented in this stunning hardcover collections, and this March, Marvel is proud to present the 300th volume of Marvel Masterworks. While there were several worthy candidates for this milestone edition, only one waddled away with victory: Howard the Duck! See below for a special direct market exclusive variant cover to commemorate this landmark edition.

Steve Gerber and his artistic cohorts Val Mayerik, Frank Brunner and Gene Colan delivered one of comics’ most iconoclastic and hilarious characters when they created Howard the Duck.

His inaugural Masterworks kicks off with his quirky first appearance as a “fowl out of water” alongside the macabre Man-Thing, where they team up to protect Cleveland from the Man-Frog and Hellcow. The satirical stories continue with Howard and gal pal Beverly Switzler taking on dire threats such as the Space Turnip, the Beaver and — public transportation??! All this and more restored in Masterworks glory.

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Marvel Comics To Publish New Alien And Predator Stories

Today, Marvel Entertainment announced three iconic franchises – ALIEN, PREDATOR, and ALIEN VS. PREDATOR – will be launching all-new stories with Marvel Comics starting in 2021! Revealed exclusively by IGN, the new comic series will feature new and classic characters from Earth and beyond to explore never-before-seen corners of both the Alien and Predator universes.

Following the debut of Alien in 1979 and Predator in 1987, the films built a cult following and expanded rapidly to include toys, games, novels, and comic books, eventually leading to 2004’s landmark crossover Alien vs. Predator. Marvel’s new stories will draw from all of these properties, building on decades of multimedia storytelling. Get a first look at next year’s deadly new chapter with spine-chilling cover art by David Finch!

“There’s nothing more thrilling than a story that will keep you at the edge of your seat, and Alien and Predator have delivered that time and time again!” C.B. Cebulski, Editor-in-Chief of Marvel, told IGN. “I can clearly remember where I was when I saw each of these modern masterpieces for the first time, and reveling in how both masterfully weave extraterrestrial dread and drama into some of the most iconic scenes we’ve ever seen on film. And it’s that legacy that we’re going to live up to!”

“The incredible legacies of both franchises offer some of the most compelling and exciting worldbuilding in all of science fiction,” said Marvel Editor Jake Thomas. “It is a thrill and an honor to be able to add to that mythology and continuity with all-new stories set within those universes.”

“Alien and Predator are the two of the most identifiable, iconic characters of all time, and I love them for that,” said Finch. “But mostly, it’s being fortunate enough to be a kid when they were new. I’ve seen every movie they’ve ever been in, and I cannot wait to see them wreaking havoc in the Marvel Universe. I drew my pictures of them with a massive smile on my face.”

“As a visual medium, comics are the perfect place to build on those moments, and we here at Marvel are honored to begin telling these stories for fans everywhere,” added Cebulski. “As our release schedule continues to return, we can’t wait to share more in the coming months!”

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Encounter Big Swords, Big Monsters, And Even Bigger Stakes In The Cable #1 Trailer

It’s a new dawn for mutantkind’s toughest soldier. Not quite the grizzled old war veteran from the future but still just as rebellious and hardheaded, Cable is back in a new solo series. See Nathan Summers confront his destiny in the CABLE #1 trailer featuring Editor Jordan D. White, Assistant Editor Annalisse Bisa, and writer Gerry Duggan.

On sale now, CABLE #1 is delighting fans with its high dose of action, fun, and shocking twists. Duggan’s writing combined with Phil Noto’s iconic art results in a high energy adventure where readers will get to see one of Marvel’s most famous X-Men in an exciting and revelatory way.

“This is the story of a young soldier who hasn’t seen the world end a bunch so he’s more fun and untethered,” Duggan says. “[Phil Noto] and I have the same ideas for Cable. I think we’re gonna surprise some people. If you think you know Cable, you don’t.”

CABLE #1 by Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto is on sale now in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App, and on Marvel.com.

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Black Widow Faces Her Worst Enemy In New Series By Kelly Thompson

Announced this morning in an exclusive interview with IGN, Eisner-nominated writer Kelly Thompson (Captain Marvel) will be launching a new Black Widow ongoing series this April! Drawn by rising star artist Elena Casagrande (Catwoman), BLACK WIDOW #1 will feature a deadly mystery that only the Marvel Universe’s greatest spy can solve.

Beyond San Francisco’s Golden Gate, Natasha’s entire world will be upended as she finds herself up against some of her most formidable villains. But what happens when they’ve found a way to take her out – even more permanent than death? Readers can expect all the intrigue and heart-pounding exploits that Natasha Ramonoff is known for as well as appearances by characters like Red Guardian and Yelena Belova! With this new series, 2020 will be Black Widow’s greatest adventure yet.

“I think Black Widow is an incredibly rich character in that she works well in a lot of different genres, but that can also make her a little tricky – if you try to do too much with her instead of committing to a clear vision I think you can run into trouble,” Thompson told IGN.

I’m very interested in the duality of Natash… so look for that to be a recurring theme in this first arc as she struggles against that and leans into it. We have some high profile guest stars (and of course some impressive villains) but this story has to stand on its own for a lot of reasons that will become clear immediately in issue one… which starts off feeling like a classic Natasha story and then quickly becomes quite unlike any story we’ve ever seen for her before.” Continue reading

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Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival Unveils 2020 Lineup

Today, Bonnaroo reveals the initial lineup for the 19th annual edition of the internationally acclaimed four-day multi-stage camping festival set to take place June 11 – 14 at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 700-acre farm and event space located just 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Manchester, TN.

The 2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will once again present an extraordinarily diverse bill featuring top artists spanning countless genres and stylistic approaches performing around the clock across more than 10 unique stages over the four-day event. Thursday, June 11 will include: Grand Ole Opry Feat. Special Guests, Andy Frasco, Larkin Poe, The Regrettes and more.

Friday, June 12, will feature: Tool, Miley Cyrus, Bassnectar, The 1975, Run The Jewels, Glass Animals, Young The Giant, Megan Thee Stallion, Tipper and more.

Saturday, June 13, will include: Lizzo, Flume, Oysterhead, Tenacious D, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, DaBaby, Seven Lions and more.

Sunday, June 14, will see: Tame Impala, Lana Del Rey, Vampire Weekend, Leon Bridges, Young Thug, Grace Potter, Flogging Molly, Rezz and more.

The complete Bonnaroo 2020 lineup is on www.bonnaroo.com. Tickets for Bonnaroo will go on sale Thursday, January 9, at 12 noon ET/11 am CT, exclusively via www.bonnaroo.com/tickets. Options will include General Admission (4 Day), GA+ (4 Day), VIP (4 Day), Platinum (4 Day), General Admission Camping & Parking, VIP Camping, Platinum Camping, and more. Once again, Bonnaroo is presenting an array of affordable options, with tickets starting at $35 down and accommodations available for as low as $70 per night. Car Camping Passes are priced at only $60 (plus fees) per car, not per person, allowing fans to both save money and reduce their carbon footprint by carpooling.

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Disney+ Moves “WandaVision” Release Up To 2020

By Creative Media Times

Its New Year’s Day, and Disney+ gave Marvel fans a great surprise, announcing that “WandaVision” will now be released in 2020 as it dropped its “What’s Coming to Disney+ in 2020″ teaser trailer.

That moves the series a year earlier than its original release date. The series’ exact date is yet to be announced.

It is set to star Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, who are reprising their Avengers roles as Wanda Maximoff and Vision respectively. Joining them are Kat Dennings and Randall Park (Thor, Thor: The Dark World) and Agent Jimmy Woo (Ant-Man and The Wasp).

The characters were last seen in together “Avengers: Infinity War.” In the film, Thanos tore the Mind Stone from Visions’ forehead which killed him. Scarlet Witch returned in Avengers: Endgame.

WandaVision now joins The Falcon and The Winter Soldier as the second Marvel show appearing this year. Falcon and Winter Soldier is reportedly coming out in the fall.

See Disney+ 2020 trailer below.

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K-Pop Superstars Seventeen “Ode To You” Tour Venues Announced

South Korean boy band and K-Pop stars SEVENTEEN announce venues for the North American leg of their Ode To You World Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the exclusive 8-city North American run will kick off January 10th, 2020 at the Prudential Center in New Jersey with stops at United Center in Chicago, Toyota Music Factory in Dallas, Smart Financial Centre in Houston, Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, The Forum in Los Angeles and SAP in San Jose before wrapping January 23rd in at the ShoWare Center in Seattle.

Tickets for the Ode To You World Tour will go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 25th at 4pm local time at LiveNation.com.

To ensure tickets get in to the hands of fans, the tour has partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform. Fans can register now through Sunday, October 20th at 10PM local for the Verified Fan presale at https://verifiedfan.ticketmaster.com/seventeen. Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets before the general public on Tuesday, October 22nd at 4PM local time through Thursday, October 24th at 10PM local time.

SEVENTEEN is a 13-member group that consists of 3 units: Hip-hop, Vocal, and Performance. Along with their debut in 2015 with their first mini album, <17 CARAT>, the group gained much attention from the public and was soon identified as super rookies. As the members began participating in the production of their own music, they grew to be known as “self-producing idols.” The 3 different units each exhibit their own distinct charm and color, but when they all come together to perform as one group, SEVENTEEN, the synergy multiplies; instantly captivating fans throughout the world.
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at WonderCon

By Armando

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast and crew

The cast and crew of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. were at WonderCon on Saturday, treating fans with a big surprise showing the world premiere of the 6th season’s opener.

Those present during the panel Q&A at Anaheim Convention Center’s Arena were Clark Gregg, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Henry Simmons, Jeff Ward, as well as series writer/producers Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen and Jeff Bell.

First off, the series premiere looks beautifully shot. And Clark Gregg may certainly have something to do with that, having directed the episode. The visuals never looked better, it look cinematic and spectacular at the giant Arena screen. Its a thrilling episode with plenty of twists and surprises.

The episode shows what’s become of the team, coping from the deaths of Fitz and Coulson in the previous season. May, Elena and Mack are rebuilding S.H.I.E.L.D and now planning to look for new recruits, while Quake and Simmons are searching for Fitz in space.

Following the events of season 5, Greg who plays Phil Coulson from the very start of the series, may be playing a different character in the upcoming season, and may or may not be a very bad villain.

Not to spoil it to anyone, you can rest assured that his is quite a spectacular entrance, and an excellent set-up for what’s to come.

The panel also announced that the season 6 will premiere on May 10 which delighted attending fans. You may have already seen some of the show clips and trailer that ABC has been playing for a few weeks now, so this bit of info is certainly great news to those looking forward to the upcoming season.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to premiere May 10, 2019.

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