This November, Kaine, the Ultimate Universe’s Jessica Drew, and an alternate universe Ben Reilly undertake a quest to stop the evil behind the events of Spider-Verse once and for all — a quest so dangerous that not all of them will make it out alive!
“Obviously I can’t give too much away just yet, but the group inSCARLET SPIDERS plays a very important role in stopping Morlun,” Editor Devin Lewis tells Marvel.com. “Without this group of three and their mission, there’s a decent chance that the Spider-Men from across the multiverse won’t even survive Morlun’s assault.”
In addition to stopping one of the most fearsome spider-villains in recent years, our heroes will have to learn to cope with one another and that even though they are clones of Peter Parker, they still come from different universes and boast distinctly different personalities.
“Kaine really serves as the entry point for readers to this group,” Lewis elaborates. “He’s a mainstay in the Marvel Universe, now, so that gives him a unique perspective on the events of Spider-Verse as they unfold.
“The Ben Reilly in this story is from a universe where Peter Parker never returned from his time in Oregon during the Clone Saga,” he continues. “When we were having our first conversations on the phone, Mike [Costa] was intent on working out who this guy is. How does he think? What’s his outlook and how is it different from the Peter Parker we all know and love?”
“Ultimate Jessica Drew has already had a pretty rough go of it herself, and one of the things Mike and I discussed and were intent on bringing to the fore was her sense of identity, especially now that she has seen there’s a multiverse rife with Spider-People,” concludes Lewis.
SCARLET SPIDER #1 arrives in local comic book retailers this November and will also include a code for a free digital copy of the very same comic on the Marvel Comics App for iOS and Android devices.
Lego and Marvel fan Forrest Whaley has made a video of Guardians of the Galaxy made out of Legos. Interestingly, Whaley’s channel is represented by Maker Studios which Disney purchased earlier this year.
Guardians of the Galaxy will be released August 1.
Disney 365′s Tory joins Jake Short (A.N.T. Farm) and Kelli Burland (Lab Rats) as they talk about the excitement around Tsum Tsum. For more about Tsum Tsum, read Alex’s review.
Each year, Comic-Con International in San Diego awards a select few recipients with the prestigious Inkpot Award. Recognizing the best and brightest individuals for their contributions to the world of comics, science fiction/fantasy, film, television, animation and more, the Inkpot Award has been awarded to a number of industry icons since its creation.
Marvel is pleased to congratulate Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, who took home an Inkpot Award in a surprise presentation during his annual Cup O’ Joe panel at this year’s convention. A long-time writer, artist and editor – Quesada was promoted to Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics in 2000. In his time as Editor-in-Chief, he oversaw some of the biggest events in Marvel history and presided over a creative renaissance for the company. Promoted to Chief Creative Officer in 2010, Joe now lends his considerable talents to more than just publishing as he oversees the creative aspects of Marvel in other media – from movies, to television, to video games and everything in between!
Marvel would also like to congratulate all the other recipients of this year’s Inkpot Award.
SEC Nation, the traveling college football pre-game show featuring Tim Tebow and Marcus Spears alongside Paul Finebaum and host Joe Tessitore, will debut Thursday, Aug. 28 at 4 p.m. ET, with a customized version of Robert Randolph and The Family Band’s “Take The Party” as its opening theme song.
Robert Randolph and The Family Band gained national recognition for their multicultural American funk and soul sound led by pedal guitarist Robert Randolph – listed on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” – accompanied by members of his family. The band has a ground-swell following nationwide, with a particular affinity for the southern states, having delivered marquee performances at Bonnaroo and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in recent years.
Randolph worked closely with network producers to develop custom lyrics that complement the show’s goal of bringing the sights and sounds of a SEC football tailgate to viewers every Saturday. The show will air on SEC Network, a new national sports network dedicated to the Southeastern Conference and operated by ESPN, every Saturday at 10 a.m. from a different campus. The network launches on August 14. The show,SEC Nation, debuts two weeks later from Columbia, S.C. with a special Thursday show at 4 p.m.
The soon to launch network and the band enlisted fans and band members from all 14 SEC schools to shoot the show’s dynamic opening this week in Macon, Georgia.
Vin Diesel, who voices the character Groot in this summer’s highly anticipated, epic adventure Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” dubbed his lines from the film in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, French and Russian. The dubbing, intended to uniquely customize the moviegoing experience for international audiences, took place recently in Los Angeles during post-production in collaboration with key marketing teams around the globe.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Donna Murphy has joined the cast of ABC’s Resurrection in a recurring role. The Tony-Award winning actress voiced Mother Gothel for Disney’s Tangled. Her role is described as mysterious government agent who will be in charge of monitoring Agent Bellamy and the activities in Arcadia.
Resurrection returns to ABC this Fall for Season 2 Sunday, September 28 at 9/8c
In anticipation of the August 12 home video release of Muppets Most Wanted, Disney has released a clip from the Statler & Waldorf cut of the film.
Muppets Most Wanted is now available for preorder.
ESPN will provide comprehensive coverage of Major League Baseball’s 2014 trade deadline, highlighted by a one-hour Baseball Tonight: Trade Deadline Special, on Thursday, July 31, at 3 p.m. ET leading up to the league’s 4 p.m. deadline. Host Jon Sciambi will join analysts John Kruk and Manny Acta and ESPN MLB Insiders Buster Olney, Tim Kurkjian, Jayson Stark and Keith Law.
ESPN.com’s MLB trade deadline content will be headlined by Rumor Central and a live, interactive chat with ESPN Insiders beginning at 10 a.m. and running through 5 p.m. on deadline day. Additional ESPN.com coverage includes:
- Daily Baseball Tonight digital segments throughout the week;
- “Countdown to the Trade Deadline” hub with a countdown to the 4 p.m. deadline;
- ESPN MLB Insider Jayson Stark’s “Daily Rumble” on hot topics each day;
- Expert trade analysis from ESPN MLB Insiders Jim Bowden and Keith Law;
Baseball Tonight will also provide trade deadline analysis on Wednesday, July 30, at both 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. SportsCenter will also offer around-the-clock, breaking news and trade analysis leading up to and following Thursday’s 4 p.m. deadline. Baseball Tonight and SportsCenter are available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku via WatchESPN.
Baseball Tonight’s deadline day commentators on Twitter include Sciambi (@BoogSciambi), Kruk (@JohnKruk_ESPN), Acta (@MannyActa14), Olney (@Buster_ESPN), Kurkjian (@Kurkjian_ESPN), Stark (@jaysonst), Law (@keithlaw) and Bowden (@JimBowdenESPNxm).