Millions of New Yorkers will feel their Spider-senses tingling this November when New Yorkâ€™s own neighborhood Super Heroâ„¢, Marvelâ€™s Spider-Man, makes a triumphant return to the skies over Manhattan to ensnare a new generation of fans in the 83rd Annual Macyâ€™s Thanksgiving Day ParadeÂ®. After a decade, Thursday, November 26, 2009, marks the date when more than 3.5 millions spectators and over 50 million viewers nationwide will catch Spidey-fever as the ever popular Super Hero returns to the Macyâ€™s Parade line-up.
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Marvel is proud to announce that fans can now get a look at the exclusive prequel to Captain America: Reborn #1 courtesy of Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited at www.marvel.com/reborn. Captain America Reborn: Prelude, from Eisner-winning scribe Ed Brubaker and fan favorite artist Luke Ross, reveals just what happens before the hotly anticipated Captain America: Reborn #1 hits stores tomorrow! The entire world knows of the tragic event that transpired in Captain America #25, when Steve Rogers, the man who fought as our nation’s Sentinel of liberty for over 70 years, was brutally gunned down on the steps of a New York courthouse. But now, miraculously, there may be a way to save Steve Rogers and the key could lie in the hands of the daughter of his greatest enemy. How does the Red Skull’s femme fatale offspring play into all of this? What does she know about the assassination of the world’s greatest hero? And will this information save our greatest icon or doom him forever? Find out now in the eight-page Captain America Reborn: Prelude, free to all readers at www.marvel.com/reborn
Plus, don’t miss an exclusive preview of Captain America Reborn #1 at www.marvel.com/reborn one day before Steve Rogers makes his triumphant return to the Marvel Universe!
For fans of Captain America and those wanting to own a part of this historic moment in Marvel history, visit your local comic book retailer on July 1, 2009 to purchase Captain America Reborn #1. To learn more about this landmark event and get a jumpstart with Captain America Reborn: Prelude, go to www.marvel.com/reborn for the exclusive digital comics and a free preview of the series!
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New York, NY (June 15, 2009) â€“It was the shot heard â€˜round the world. Following the most shocking and controversial event in comic book history â€“ the assassination of Captain America in the pages of Captain America #25 â€“ neither the heroes of the Marvel Universe nor the rest of the world have quite come to grips with this most traumatic of losses. From the moment he was taken from us until today, one fact has proven to be true: the world still needs Captain America. And now, the time has come! At long last, the legend, the hero, is back.Â Steve Rogers makes his triumphant return from the grave in the publishing event of the year: Captain America Reborn, a five part series from Marvel Comics beginning this July.
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One of my favorite finds from the 1980′s was Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer.Â Since it wasn’t published by one of the big two at the time, I had a devil of a time tracking down the individual issues.Â Each comic book convention I’ve attended in the recent years, have either not had the missing issues I needed, or had the price jacked up beyond having a nice reader copy.
Fortunately, this October (2009), IDW will release the complete collected Rocketeer series in a nice hardcover edition featuring a cover remastered from Dave Stevens original work.
After more than a decade out of print, The Rocketeer makes a triumphant return to stores this October with a comprehensive hardcover edition featuring artwork digitally re-mastered from Stevensâ€™ own lovingly maintained collection of originals, and all-new coloring by Laura Martin, the Eisner-Award-winning colorist handpicked by Stevens himself.
The Rocketeer, a rollicking tribute to pulp novels and Saturday morning matinee serials, follows the high-flying adventures of stunt pilot Cliff Secord and his girlfriend Betty, after Cliff finds a mysterious jet pack and takes to the sky. The graphic novel went on to become a much-loved major motion picture directed by Joe Johnston.
In addition to the mass-market hardcover, a very special deluxe edition is planned. Presented in a larger format, the deluxe edition will be filled with behind-the-scenes material, a treasure of additional pages featuring previously unpublished Rocketeer designs, preliminaries, and sketches by Dave Stevens, many taken from his personal sketchbooks.
â€œIt is an honor to work on The Rocketeer,â€ said IDW Special Projects editor Scott Dunbier, â€œIâ€™ve been a fan of Dave Stevens and The Rocketeer since I first read it in the early 80s. It was a dream of Daveâ€™s to see his creation return to the shelves in a complete collection. We are dedicated to making this the definitive edition, a book Dave would have been proud of.â€ This October The Rocketeer will fly once more.
One deluxe hardcover for me, please!
For those looking for a super gigantic version of the above image, I can be persuaded bribed.
via IDW Publishing
With Danny Ketch back, what does it mean for Johnny Blaze?Â Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the issue that arrives August 20.
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Or – “The Triumphant Return of Avengers Double Feature!”
You don’t know how hard it was to not fill that word balloon with “I’m A Great Big Red Herring!”
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