We are back again this week with yet another throwdown between two iconic comic book covers. The fate of the world rests upon your shoulders, Dear Readers, as only you can pick your favorite cover!
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige had broken away from Marvel Entertainment, and now report to Disney Studios’ head Alan Horn. As I mentioned in that article, I was interested in this story from the business side as more fallout was sure to appear over the coming weeks and months. Looks like we didn’t have to wait that long as word on the Internet is that Marvel’s Creative Committee was given the boot, too.
It may come as a surprise to some, as news broke last night that Marvel Studios is no longer a part of Marvel Entertainment.
Press Release Marvel Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan (SPEJ) announced today the return of iconic Super Hero, Iron Man, to the beloved world of anime in an all-new feature-length film, IRON MAN: RISE OF TECHNOVORE. Produced by Madhouse and currently in production in Japan, the film is slated for release on DVD in the spring of 2013.
Press Release Archie Comic Publications, Inc. has signed with CAA to represent the company in pursuing new developments in film, television, music, interactive media, direct-to-video and theatrical animation. â€œWith CAAâ€™s guidance, we feel Archie Comics Library of characters can be at the forefront of a new entertainment powerhouse with strong brands for fans of every age,â€ said Jon Goldwater, co-CEO of Archie Comics. “Now more than ever, the comic book industry’s ability to create and nurture enduring characters and stories to translate to other media is key. Just look at the value the Marvel Comics characters hold for Disney,” added
Sony has announced a new feature for PSP owners – comic books! At gamescom in Cologne, Germany, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced the digital reader for PSPTM (PlayStationÂ®Portable), a new service that will allow PSP owners to access a range of media on their PSP. The digital reader service will be launched with Digital Comics this December, putting PSP owners in control of a huge library of Digital Comics from several provider partners includingâ€”you guessed it,Â Marvel! The Digital Comics service will allow owners to download select titles, which you can then read page by page or frame by frame.
Press Release If the pages of Marvel Comics could move, what would they look like? Wonder no more! Marvel Comics announced the launch of its first ever original motion comic, Spider-Woman. The legendary, Eisner-award winning Brian Michael Bendis wrote the story of Spider-Woman, with art by Eisner Award winning artist Alex Maleev (Daredevil and Stephen Kingâ€™s N. Mobisodes).Â The first episode of Spider-Woman will be available on iTunes beginning August 19, 2009, with additional episodes released every two weeks.
Press Release The biggest news of Comic Con International in San Diego was revealed moments ago and jaws are still on the floorâ€”the world-renowned super hero Marvelman is now part of the Marvel Comics family! Marvel Comics has purchased the rights to Marvelman from creator Mick Anglo and his representatives, finding a home for one of the most sought after heroes in graphic fiction! â€œIt is an honor to work with Mick Anglo to bring his creation to a larger audience than ever before,â€ said Dan Buckley, CEO & Publisher, Print, Animation & Digital Media, Marvel Entertainment Inc. â€œFans are
Press Release Marvel Entertainment Inc., has partnered with renowned Japanese animation studio Madhouse (Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers) to create four all new anime versions of classic Marvel Super Heroes. Get an exciting first glimpse of two of the planned four series at this year’s Comic-Con International, the country’s leading comics and popular arts convention. The Marvel Animation Panel will be held on Friday, July 24, and will include an exclusive first look at official teaser trailers for two of these new series, hosted by writer and multiple-Eagle Award winner Warren Ellis, who will appear to discuss writing the all new adventures
Marvel Comics has teamed up with Eminem and XXL magazine to celebrate his anticipated upcoming album Relapse with an all-new story featuring the renowned rapper and Marvelâ€™s notorious vigilante, The Punisher, in Eminem/Punisher: Kill You. Back from a three-year hiatus, Eminem is set to grace two XXL covers posing as The Punisher for the magazineâ€™s June issue on stands May 5, two weeks before his fifth solo album, Relapse, hits stores May 19. A special collectorâ€™s edition, the magazine also includes the first part of an exclusive collaboration between XXL, Shady and Marvel Comics — Eminem/Punisher: Kill You — a
Marvel Entertainment has promoted Alan Fine to the Executive Vice President, Office of the Chief Executive, according to a press release sent out yesterday, and we were just too busy to report about until this morning.Â Â Anyone care about promotion announcements?Â I guess it is my blood to post this stuff when I find it, as I was hammered in the head for many years by another boss who thought it was good PR to post this stuff on the web.Â In the case of Marvel, I think we do an awful lot of that already, even though we get
Prepare to have your productivity fall through the floor after you start playing Marvel Entertainment’s Iron Man Armored Popper game over at MarvelKids.com. Iron Man Armored Popper is a challenging, fun, puzzle type game that uses Iron Man’s repulsor beams to knock down his enemies and clear each stage in this wildly entertaining game. Defeat the likes of Mandarin, Madame Masque, Whiplash, Count Nefaria and moreâ€”and gain new powers while doing it! If you’re not an Iron Man fan, there are also Wolverine and Hulk games available too.Â These games are part of the promotion leading up the the Iron