Marvel has announced a new imprint called Marvel’s Greatest Comics, which will spotlight Marvel’s biggest series with new printings that will sell for one dollar each.Â The campaign kicks off in March 2010, with the first title being Invincible Iron Man #1 – and it will be free, too!
â€œWeâ€™re proud of the books Marvel publishes and now not only are we giving retailers a great way to promote our top collections, but also giving consumers a chance to sample some of our top comics, maybe for the first time and at an unbeatable price,â€ said David Gabriel, Marvel Senior Vice-President of Sales & Circulation. â€œMarvelâ€™s Greatest Comics represents one of the best values in comics today and with Free Comic Book Day only months after the initial launch, retailers will want to be well stocked.â€
Sounds like a great way to get new readers, or those who are hesitant to jump into the Marvel universe.Â Marvel has five titles arriving in March (one per week):
March 3: INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1
March 10: CAPTAIN AMERICA #1
March 17: WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ #1
March 24: THOR #1
March 31: PUNISHER MAX #1
Marvel claims that these are great jumping on points, and at the price point, I might just pick up each one of these.
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Marvel has sent word that the third issue of Eric Shanowar and Skottie Young’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz has sold out and is back to press with a variant cover.Â The variant cover will be available on April 8, 2009 and has a cover price of $3.99.
Tonight on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew will be talking Fan Films.Â Joining the crew on the show are Dr. Peter Coogan and author Clive Young, as everyone runs down some of their favorites.Â To get you in the mood, we’re presenting a selection of some of the films we’ll discuss on tonight’s show.
(Part 1 of 5) Parts one and two are halves of a 12 minute short depicting the origin of “The Bat-Man” and introducing his amazing skills and abilities… Bob Kane and Bill Finger drew on a lot of silent films to create Batman, and I’ve always wanted to give the story a try using silent film techniques. What with that whole copyright/waste of time thing, you’ll have to settle for this collage. Here are the original influences re-arranged to tell Bruce Wayne’s story and his crusade against crime. A bit of fun not intended for sale or commercial exploitation… what with the huge commercial value of silent films and everything.
THE BAT (1926)
THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1928)
THE CABINET OF DOCTOR CALIGARI (1920)
Edison’s FRANKENSTEIN (1910)
THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ (1910)
BATMAN (1943 for Ghul and Wayne in Lab)
The Eric Shanower and Skottie Young Wonderful Wizard of Oz #2 has sold out at the distributor level, so Marvel is sending the issue back to press with a variant cover.Â The second printing is scheduled to arrive February 25, 2009.
Marvel has announced its interpretation of Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz # has sold out at the distributor level (although there may be copies available at your comic shop), prompting the company to go back to press with a second printing – complete with a variant cover.
The variant cover for this issue, isn’t something from the inside of the book, but rather a new cover by artist Skottie Young.
I fell in love with Skottie Young’s art styling a while ago, so when I saw he was working on Marvel’s take on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, I had to pick up a copy.Â Issue #2 arrives next week, and Marvel has provided Major Spoilers with a sneak peek where readers discover the origins of the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman.
Marvel Comics has unveiled the variant cover to the upcoming Wonderful Wizard of Oz #1 by artist J. Scott Campbell.Â The $3.99 first issue arrives December 10, 2008 and is written by Eric Shanower with interior art by Skottie Young.
Marvel recently released a free sketch book for the series. Â if you missed it, you can check it out at the Marvel Digital Comics site. I love Skottie Young’s art, and there is something interesting about reading different interpretations of the classic Baum story, so I’ll probably pick it up.