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Marvel Comics


has announced details for Marvel NOW!, its publishing initiative that begins in October.

Marvel NOW! kicks off with October’s Uncanny Avengers #1, from writer Rick Remender and artist John Cassaday and continues with new series nearly every week through February.


“There’s never been a better time to check out comics than Marvel NOW!” said Axel Alonso, Marvel’s editor-in-chief. “This isn’t a reboot or a reimagining — Marvel NOW! is all about looking forward, building on our rich history of great stories and delivering new ideas.”


In Uncanny Avengers #1,

the Avengers and X-Men must join forces to overcome the greatest challenge either team has ever faced, one so devastating that neither can afford to do it alone. Can Captain America’s newly assembled team find a way to peacefully co-exist while also dealing with the game-changing repercussions of Avengers VS X-Men?

Marvel NOW! expands with All-New X-Men #1 by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen in November; Avengers #1 by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena in December and

New Avengers #1, by Hickman and Steve Epting in January.

“We brought fans the biggest

comic book event imaginable in Avengers Vs. X-Men and now we’re taking the Marvel Universe to an exciting new place, beginning with Uncanny Avengers #1,” said editor Tom Brevoort. “If you’re a long-time fan, all the stories you’ve read will give you even more enjoyment of what’s happening now — we’re not abandoning our past. But if you’re a new reader, this is where you’re going to learn just why Marvel comics are unlike anything else you’ve ever read. And no character is left unaffected by Marvel NOW!.”

Every comic book bearing the Marvel NOW!

branding includes a code for a free digital copy of that same comic on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, each issue #1 of Marvel NOW! series features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app — including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more.

“This is the natural next step of the Marvel ReEvolution, as we evolve every facet of Marvel publishing,” said Joe Quesada, Marvel’s chief creative officer. “You’ve seen us craft new digital storytelling formats like Marvel Infinite Comics and bring added value to our comics with Marvel AR. Now our

print comics leap into the future with a cinematic new look for our covers, exciting new designs for our biggest characters and stories that will send you on the kind of journey you can only get at Marvel.”





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DC Comics


has announced writer John Layman and artist Jason Fabok as the new creative team on Detective Comicsbeginning with #13 in October.

“Not only is this my first work within the DC Universe, but I get to work on one of DC’s undisputedly coolest and highest-profile characters,” Layman said. “I’m going to take a look at the role of criminal organizations within Gotham City, hopefully from a perspective that does not get considered very often — if at all. From the symbiotic relationship a master criminal must have with Gotham in order to survive, to the lowly, often faceless criminal underling hoping to rise up the ranks. All that, plus Batman’s gonna play with a bunch of crazy new toys and kick all kinds of butt.”


“I’m really hoping to deliver a dark, epic Batman with hints of the art deco stylings of the old animated series and the more modern take seen in recent incarnations,” Fabok said. “I am hoping to let my influences gush out onto the page and create something that is familiar, classic and yet my own. As for working with John Layman, I couldn’t be more excited. John is a great visual storyteller and he packs every page with meaningful panels that bring the story forward and add incredible depth. Together we hope to deliver a quality Batman tale, filled with mystery, twists, turns, shockers and most of all, fun!”


In other DC Comics news, the publisher has announced an October release for annuals for Action Comics, Batgirl, Justice League Dark and Swamp Thing.


For details on the annuals,

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Written by Sholly Fisch and Max Landis, art by Cully Hamner and

Ryan Sook, cover by Cully Hamner.

The secrets of the “missing five years” between when Clark

Kent came to Metropolis and the present day continue to be revealed! In the wake of Brainiac’s attack on Metropolis, Superman faces his first Earth-born villain: the Kryptonite Man!Plus a special backup story written by screenwriter of Chronicle, Max Landis!

48 pages, $4.99, in stores on Oct. 31.




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Written by Gail Simone, Art by Admira Wijaya, cover by

Ed Benes.

Batgirl is on the hunt for Catwoman — but who is after Batgirl?

48 pages, $4.99, in stores on Oct. 31.



* The Amazing Spider-Man brought in $23.4 million at the box office on Wednesday, pushing its domestic total to $59.2 million.


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