Archive for November 21st, 2012



Your First Look At The Final Issue Of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!

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Your First Look At The Final Issue Of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Amazing Spider-Man #700, from the blockbuster creative team of Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos. It’s the most anticipated comic of the year, and on December 26th, fans will truly see the end of Amazing Spider-Man! Celebrate the end of Marvel’s year long celebration of an amazing 50 years featuring the World’s Greatest Super Hero with 104 action-packed pages that when all is said and done, will leave you demanding more! Plus stories by JM DeMatteis & Giuseppe Camuncoli and Jen Van Meter & Stephanie Buscema AND letters answered by Stan Lee! Secrets are revealed, but the twists and turns are not done yet – no fan can miss this!

And when you think all is lost, the must-read story continues in Avenging Spider-Man #15.1 by Chris Yost and Paco Medina! There’s a reason this is the ONLY other Marvel comic on sale December 26th. But the only way you’ll find out is by picking it up!

All-new secrets revealed! An epic conclusion! This is Amazing Spider-Man!

This December, Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos bring us the final issue to Marvel’s longest run in Amazing Spider-Man #700!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700 (OCT120626)

Written by DAN SLOTT with JM DEMATTEIS & JEN VAN METER

Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS with GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & STEPHANIE BUSCEMA

Cover by MR. GARCIN

FOC- 11/26/12 On-Sale – 12/26/12

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1 (OCT120625)

Written by CHRIS YOST

Art by PACO MEDINA

Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

FOC- 11/26/12 On-Sale – 12/26/12




VIZ MEDIA’s HAIKASORU IMPRINT RELEASES NEW SCI-FI NOVEL – VIRUS

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VIZ MEDIA's HAIKASORU IMPRINT RELEASES NEW SCI-FI NOVEL - VIRUS

San Francisco, CA, November 20, 2012 – VIZ Media’s Haikasoru literary imprint presents a new literary release offering a stark vision of the future of mankind in author Sakyo Komatsu’s post-apocalyptic thriller, VIRUS. The new hardcover novel is available today, and carries an MSRP of $25.99 U.S. / $29.99 CAN. The eBook edition is also available for $9.99 on the Amazon Kindle, Apple’s iBooks Store, the Barnes & Noble’s Nook Books Store, and the Sony ReaderT Store.

Haikasoru publishes some of the most compelling contemporary Japanese science fiction and fantasy stories for English-speaking audiences, and is the first imprint based in the U.S. dedicated to Japanese science fiction and fantasy in translation.

In this classic Japanese sci-fi thriller originally published in 1964, American astronauts on a space mission discover a strange virus and bring it to Earth, where rogue scientists transform it into a fatal version of the flu. After the virulent virus is released, nearly all human life on Earth is wiped out save for fewer than ten thousand men and a handful of women living in research stations in Antarctica. Then one of the researchers realizes that a major earthquake in the now-depopulated United States may lead to nuclear Armageddon.

“Sakyo Komatsu is one of the world’s most celebrated science fiction authors and his books were often inspired by real world geopolitical, scientific, or environmental events,” says Nick Mamatas, Editor, Haikasoru. “VIRUS was adapted into a film in 1980, which starred Sonny Chiba and George Kennedy. The new Haikasoru release marks the first English publication of the novel, and we know our readers will enjoy this visionary thriller from this acclaimed Japanese author.”

Author Sakyo Komatsu was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1931 and began writing in college and turned to science fiction in 1959 after winning the Twenty-Seventh Annual Japan Mystery Writers Association Award with the publication of Japan Sinks. He also won the Japan SF Award for his Tokyo Vanished in 1985 and is a six-time winner of the prestigious Seiun Award. As a screenwriter, director, and producer, Komatsu brought the movie version of his novel Bye-Bye Jupiter to the screen in 1984. Sakyo Komatsu has also participated in the production of a number of large public events, including the Japan World Exposition in Osaka (1970),and the International Garden and Greenery Exposition in Osaka (1990), which earned him the Osaka Cultural Award. In 2007, he was the author Guest of Honor at the World Science Fiction Convention, the first to be held in Asia. Komatsu passed away in July 2011.

For more information and to read an excerpt of VIRUS, please visit the dedicated website at www.haikasoru.com/virus.

For more information on Haikasoru and other titles available from the imprint, please visit the website at Haikasoru.com http://haikasoru.com/ .




AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #698 – HEADING BACK TO COMIC SHOPS!

Written by on Nov 21, 2012
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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #698 – HEADING BACK TO COMIC SHOPS!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #698 – HEADING BACK TO COMIC SHOPS!

It’s official, Amazing Spider-Man #698, the first chapter of Dying Wish is a hit! After an immediate sellout of Amazing Spider-Man #698 at Diamond, Marvel will be going back to press on Amazing Spider-Man #698 with the Amazing Spider-Man #698 Second Printing Variant as a result of overwhelming demand! It’s the essential opener to the biggest conclusion of the year and Marvel is committed to ensuring it’s retail partners have enough copies on hand for any and all fans looking to get in on the action.

“Dan Slott has been telling retailers for weeks that they haven’t ordered enough copies of this issue,” camped Marvel Senior Editor, Stephen Wacker fresh from his one man show ‘Call Me Barbra’, “Lesson learned? Listen to Dan Slott.”

The end of Spider-Man’s world begins when Doctor Octopus discovers who Peter Parker really is. This is the beginning of the end to this fifty year run and you will want to see the secret that will change everything! So don’t miss the most talked about comic of the year, returning to store shelves in just a few weeks with Amazing Spider-Man #698 Second Printing Variant!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #698 (OCT128224) Written by DAN SLOTT Art by RICHARD ELSON Cover by PAOLO RIVERA FOC – 11/26/12 On-Sale – 12/19/12


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