Marvel re-ups with Comixology for singles and expands to Kindle


While there’s been some shifting around and experimentation with other platforms for some publishers, it seem Marvel will makes theirs Comixology, at least where digital comcs are concerned. They’ve just announced a renewal of their agreement to sell Marvel digital comics, with an expansion to the Kindle platform for the first time:

Marvel Month-to-Month Sales: April 2015—Star of the Reorders: The Force Awakens


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Welcome to a new analysis of the Marvel sales. Reminder: I’m French, that’s why I’m talking funny. Please address your complaints to my sinking-in-the-middle-age country.
Reminder: those sales are estimates, sales to comics shops located in North America. American comics do get sold somewhere else in their original floppy edition. Keep also in mind that if a copy is sold to a shop that doesn’t mean it’s sold to a customer. This would be way too easy. Digital sales are not taken into account.

This month is again lead by the Star Wars franchise at Marvel, but, more surprisingly, it is literally invading the lower portion of the chart with 10k to 20k reorder activity on several issues! There really are a lot of Marvel floppy comics on sale this month (a little more than 100!!). There were so many different variant covers things going on this month that I didn’t bother trying to understand it.

Marvel is leading the way as the most expensive publisher of floppy comics, its customers have never been asked to spend so much in a month. Well, until next month and its invasion of #1 and famous crossovers!

Star Wars: Lando #1 Preview: Soule and Maleev steal a Ship with the Future Administrator of Cloud City

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Marvel has just unveiled a new teaser for an upcoming Lando mini-series starring the beloved Star Wars supporting cast member. Backed by the incredible creative team of author Charles Soule and illustrator Alex Maleev, the force is strong with this mini. What lies beyond the life of the man who ran Cloud City — according […]

Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s Long Lost ‘Captain America: White’ to Begin in September


In the long forgotten year of 2008, Captain America: White #0 washed up against the shores of time.  Traditionally, zero issues herald the arrival of #1s (or in the case of the New 52, insert themselves into the time stream a year after the reboot).  White, however, never got a #1.  Until now. Today, Marvel announced […]

Marvel to drive inside the liners insane with new coloring books for adults


Can YOU color Bryan Hitch or Carlos Pacheco? Is your crayon shading up to the task of finding the light source? Or staying on model? You’ll soon get the chance to find out, as Marvel is releasing three new coloring books for adults. One is Little Marvel by Skottie Young which is great fun and fairly colorable. The other two are AGE OF ULTRON and CIVIL WAR. Frankly, I think that Age of Ultron page would drive anyone insane, but I guess the stakes have been raised considerably in coloring book tech.

Would you tackles these with crayons, colored pencils, Doc Martin, or something else?

New Fantastic Four TV Spot Focuses on Team Dynamic & Highlights Distinct Lack of Confidence


The buildup to Fox-Marvel’s Fantastic Four has been incredibly quiet compared to the way that the Disney-Marvel typically advertises their superhero beat-em-ups.  The film releases on August 7th, and so far we’ve gotten two trailers and now this TV Spot, which demonstrates how far CGI has come since 2005.  We still know very little about the […]

Weirdworld #1 Review: Aaron and Mundo Escape a Hawk-Squatch


Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Mike Del Mundo Colors: Mike Del Mundo Marco D’Alfonso Letters: VC’s Cory Petit Welcome to the wildest, most dangerous new corner of the Marvel Universe. Welcome to Weirdworld. A world of swords and sorcery and strange, perverted science. A world where one barbarian walks alone, on a dark and savage quest though […]

Marvel is coming to SDCC ’15…but not quite the way you expected


As posted by Torsten earlier, the floor map for SDCC is up….OMG IT’S SO SOON. Seriously I barely got my seedlings for Arbor day and we’re planning Hall H already?

You can compare the floor map to one from 2011 in this post. I never throw out a pdf! Pretty much the same.

Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez discuss the new era of Invincible Iron Man


Last weekend’s announcement of Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez taking over the reins on the second announced “All-New Marvel” title, Invincible Iron Man, was the biggest headline of NYCC Special Edition. The Eisner winning writer and his collaborator on Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man taking over the adventures of Tony Stark mark a brand new […]

The Circus of Crime Visits the Stately Beat Manor Staff Picks for 6/10/15


All week long The Beat has been covering all facets of the comic book industry and attempting to secure our own doors away from the various comics characters who attempt to breach the domain in which we all live under one roof: The Stately Beat Manor. Together, members of the Manor bolted down each window, […]

Watch The First Trailer From LEGO Marvel’s Avengers


Not to be outdone by this Friday’s release of Lego Jurassic World, WB Games UK debuted the first trailer for Lego Marvel’s Avengers on their YouTube channel. The game centers around the Marvel cinematic universe and as you can see by the footage the epic battle of New York from the first Avengers movie just […]

Marvel panel at NYCC Special Edition reveals no Secret Wars reboot

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We give you the low-down on the best of Marvel news from their NYCC: Special Edition panel. Secret Wars, Lando, new Iron Man and more.

Bendis and Marquez map a Flight Plan for the Invincible Iron Man


Marvel went to USA Today this morning to break the news that author Brian Michael Bendis is switching from X-Men to the new Invincible Iron Man title. David Marquez of Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man is joining Bendis on pencils alongside color artist Justin Ponsor. This isn’t the first time that the author has written the character, as Tony […]

Marvel Welcomes Fantastic Four and X-Men heroes into their All-New, All-Different Universe

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Marvel has released a brand new teaser for their All-New, All-Different line of characters. While yesterday’s image featured mostly Avengers heroes, this image contains a select few from the X-Men and Fantastic Four properties! From right-to-left the characters include a new Dr. Strange (or an old Dr. Strange with an axe,) Old Man Logan, Star-Lord, X-23 […]

Review: Secret Wars #3 and a Bunch of Its #1’s


Brief thoughts on Secret Wars #3 and all of this weeks orbiting Secret Wars debuts. Plus Free Comics!

Marvel reveals first look at “Eight Months Later” reboot—here’s what we know


Marvel unleashed the first teaser image for the new rebooted/relaunched Marvel U this morning, and it contains SHOCKS—Agent Coulson? Red Wolf?—SURPRISES—No X-men or FF characters!!!—and the status quo—Miles Morales, She Thor and Sam Wilson as Captain America! WHAT WHO HOW? Is it a reboot or a relaunch? Marvel E-I-C Axel Alonso made the press rounds […]