The Press Release:
When an ancient supernatural manuscript threatens Earth’s mightiest heroes, it’s up to Doctor Strange and armored teen Ironheart to save the day in Marvel Action: Chillers, the latest thrilling addition to IDW Publishing’s line of comics aimed at middle grade readers!
Written by Jeremy Whitley (Unstoppable Wasp), the bi-weekly Chillers miniseries debuts in October and runs for four issues, each one featuring a framing story starring Doctor Strange and Ironheart, with a second tale focusing on spooky adventures involving Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, monster hunter Elsa Bloodstone, and more! Contributing artists for the series include Ahmara Smith, Bowen McCurdy, and Bill Underwood, and Sweeney Boo, the fan-favorite artist of Marvel Action: Captain Marvel, will provide the covers for all four issues.
“Marvel characters have an incredibly long and colorful history in horror stories, from the traditional Marvel Monsters, to Werewolf By Night, to Tomb of Dracula. Those were all titles that I loved growing up, and getting to introduce young readers to the world of spooky Marvel characters is an honor and a privilege. I can’t wait for everyone to see what we’re cooking up,” says Whitley.
“IDW is excited to create a Marvel Action take on Marvel’s horror characters for younger audiences,” says editor Elizabeth Brei. “The diverse cast of characters, featuring classic Marvel heroes like Doctor Strange as well as relatively new additions to the universe like Nadia Van Dyne, is brought to the page by an equally diverse and incredibly talented group of creators. We can’t wait to share these creepy tales with everyone.”
About IDW Publishing:
IDW Publishing (IDWP), a subsidiary of IDW Media Holdings Inc. (OTC PINK: IDWM), is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels, art books, trade paperbacks, and tabletop games. IDWP is one of the top four publishers of comic books and graphic novels in the U.S. with a library of world-renowned licensed content and original series. IDWP’s critically-acclaimed imprints include Top Shelf Productions, Artist’s Editions, EuroComics, The Library of American Comics, Sunday Press, and Yoe! Books.
About Marvel Entertainment:
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: By October I expect to be visiting my local comic book store a little more regularly but so far since the pandemic hit us I have not gone to the place at all. My local shop was last visited only days before this became a larger worry and I’d like to say it was around March 10th or 11th. I am told that they recently reopened for business after some three months hiatus but I digress. As far as this title goes, its very likely that I will wait for a collected edition as I’ve been trying to get my existing stuff in better order after so long not doing so. One of my pandemic plans was to get a better sense of what I didn’t want anymore but so much for that. I’m a big fan of Doctor Strange for many years and while I didn’t take to Ironheart in the beginning, I’ve grown fond of her inclusion into the Marvel Universe and think she will make an eventual awesome on the big screen. This one is more for the younger readers set anyway which I like since it inspires the collecting spirit in the next generation of fans. What do you readers think and how shocked are you that this is coming out care of the folks at IDW Publishing? Chime in down below in the comments and I will see you next time.