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Marvel Reveals Two All-New “Empyre” One-Shots For April

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The Press Release:
When EMPYRE #1 hits stores in April, it will be a culmination of decades worth of Marvel storytelling in an epic sci-fi tapestry that will delight both longtime comic fans and newcomers! Before the debut issue lands, two all-new essential one-shots will pave the way to this grand event: EMPYRE #0: AVENGERS and EMPYRE #0: FANTASTIC FOUR! This pair of stories will be written by the architects of EMPYRE themselves, Al Ewing and Dan Slott with art by Pepe Larraz and R.B. Silva! Fresh off their work on HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X, these two superstar artists will once again complement each other’s skills in mirroring stories!

In Ewing and Larraz’s EMPYRE #0: AVENGERS, old allies have returned and the Avengers are called to the new Green Area of the Moon to help face a terrible enemy. And in Slott and Silva’s EMPYRE #0: FANTASTIC FOUR, the Fantastic Four will witness the final conflict of the Kree/Skrull War and meet a long hidden Elder of the Universe… the mysterious Profiteer! Both one-shots will lay the cosmic groundwork for Marvel’s next incredible saga and feature first appearances of major new players in the Marvel Universe!

“EMPYRE starts with a bang – the Avengers and the Fantastic Four meeting a threat from two sides, with two different strategies – and these #0 issues will let set readers up to see how they got there,” says Ewing. “As the Avengers meet with old friends, and the Fantastic Four run into some brand-new ones, both teams face some stark choices and a test of their character as a team. It’s the best way to get inside the heads of the Avengers and the Fantastic Four before the main action begins.”

Check out the glorious connecting covers by iconic artist Jim Cheung below, and don’t miss the pivotal start to this legendary event this April in EMPYRE #0: AVENGERS and EMPYRE #0: FANTASTIC FOUR! For more information on EMPYRE, visit marvel.com.

EMPYRE #0: AVENGERS: Written by AL EWING
Art by PEPE LARRAZ; Cover by JIM CHEUNG

EMPYRE #0: FANTASTIC FOUR: Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by R.B. SILVA; Cover by JIM CHEUNG

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m always up for a good one-shot edition for my collection and especially when its coming from some talented creative teams. Of course since the holidays have only just passed us by I will need to peruse these items on the racks first to see if I’ll be adding them to the collection. What about you fine supporters of the medium? Does this interest you and are you looking forward to the “Empyre” storyline when it comes to pass this April? Chime in down below in the comments. See you next time.

Official Website: http://www.marvel.com

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“Empyre: Fantastic Four” #0
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“Empyre: Avengers” #0
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“Empyre: Avengers” #0 & “Empyre: Fantastic Four” #0 Connected

Marvel Says “The Future Is Now” w “Iron Man 2020” Trailer

It was back during the annual NY Comic Con when I helped to broadcast the news about the upcoming series “Iron Man 2020” and if you didn’t see that announcement just click HERE. Now, an Official Trailer clip has been served to the masses for the series and we’ve assembled that with some other information for you below.

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The Press Release:
Arno Stark is the new Iron Man for a new era! So get ready to meet the Iron Man of 2020 in this all-new trailer, featuring a sneak peek at exclusive artwork!

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Marvel News: “Iron Man 2020” Descends On The Marvel Universe

As we’ve already mentioned, we are deep within the halls of Javits for the next few days reporting on the annual New York Comic Con. To see some of the highlights and reveals you should click HERE for the rundown of what we posted so far. Earlier today, the folks at Marvel announced a brand-new series “Iron Man 2020”. Take a look.

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The Press Release:
In 1984, the Iron Man of 2020 visited from the future in MACHINE MAN #2. Now, decades later, that future has arrived! Just announced at the Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing Panel at New York Comic-Con, IRON MAN 2020 kicks off in January and begins an event that will redefine one of Marvel’s most iconic heroes!

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“Iron Man 2020” #1

Recent teasers have hinted at the tragic fate of Tony Stark, and now readers will see his long-lost brother, Arno Stark, take over as Iron Man. How he tackles the responsibilities that come with being the armored Avenger will have monumental effects on the Marvel Universe. Dan Slott and Christos Gage, a superstar duo of longtime Marvel writers, have crafted an Iron Man saga for the ages, and with art by the incomparable Pete Woods, this is an event that was worth waiting decades for!
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Marvel: Revealed At Last! The Return Of The Fantastic Four & First Issue Art

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“Fantastic Four” #1

The Press Release:
As the Fantastic Four prepare to make their return to the Marvel Universe, Marvel is proud to present a Fantastic Four teaser trailer celebrating new adventures of Reed, Sue, Ben, and Johnny!

Celebrate the Fantastic Four with a view into their past and a look towards the future, from their debut in Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s classic 1961 issue to their much-anticipated return in August’s upcoming new series from Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man, Silver Surfer), Sara Pichelli (Spider-Man: Miles Morales), and Esad Ribic (Infamous Iron Man, Marvel Legacy, Secret Wars)!

And be sure to keep watching until the end for the FIRST exciting reveal of Esad Ribic’s dynamic and explosive cover for issue #1!

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: For many years, the monthly series of “Fantastic Four” was on my pull list at the local comic book shop. Eventually I slowed down my purchases and moved onto other titles, but I would still often refer to the collected editions that I had secured in my bookcase. Those individual issues are packed and protected at this time and require a bit of a routine and care if I am to read them now. Yeah I am one of “those” collectors, but I digress. The bottom line is that I remained a fan of the First Family and enjoyed their first two films, most of the cartoons but couldn’t for the life of me get through that Josh Trank steaming pile of horse business that came out a couple of years ago. That all being said I am interested in seeing what can come of the team in today’s world on the illustrated page. What do you think? Chime in down below.

Official Website: http://www.marvel.com

Marvel Comics Announces The Return Of “The Fantastic Four”

The Press Release:
As revealed by Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski in an official video from Marvel, FANTASTIC FOUR will return this summer in an all-new monthly series, written by Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man, Silver Surfer) with art by Sara Pichelli (Spider-Man: Miles Morales).

“I started my adventures in the Marvel Universe with a freaked-out Reed Richards, the Watcher and the Silver Surfer,” Slott told The New York Times in an interview. “I’ve wanted this for so long.”

“We’ve been waiting for the right creators to come available for this book,” Cebulski revealed during Marvel’s official announcement. “Fantastic Four is not an easy team to draw – The Thing is the big orange rock guy, Reed can move in all kinds of directions, Johnny is on fire when he flames on, and Sue, when she is invisible or not, you still have to make her presence felt in each panel — and Sara can just do that like nobody else.”

For more information about FANTASTIC FOUR, check out Marvel.com and be sure to stay tuned for more news throughout the week on This Week in Marvel, Women of Marvel and Earth’s Mightiest Show

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: It was brief and to the point but honestly who needs much more when it is news such as this. I’m very happy to find the first family returning to Marvels line of titles because there was a time in my life as a fan of the medium that I felt it was one of the best reads on the stands. When the title was cancelled back in 2015, the sales on the title were down and the interest was waning based on the advance reports and clips from the “Fant4stic” film that was being released. Needless to say that movie was new levels of dreadful and if you wonder how bad, well, it made “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” seem like “Gone With The Wind”. I’m glad that the series is coming back and will be at the writing helm of Slott since he is a talented scribe who knows these characters quite well. I’m hopeful for great things and will be reserving a copy from my local comic book shop when it comes time to do that. Now that Disney owns the Fox Studios and has these characters back in their stable, we can hope for a proper, more to canon film being worked on. It’s going to take some time so let’s just plan on enjoying the series and the re-introduction of the Fantastic Four to the other Marvel titles that are currently on the shelf. What do you readers think of this news? Please chime in down in the comments below.

Official Website: http://www.marvel.com