High-tech weaponry. High-stakes missions. High-octane adventure! This is S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 – the all-new in-continuity Marvel series inspired by the hit ABC television show! Eisner Award-winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil) brings you a new series that explodes off the page with done-in-one missions each drawn by some of the top artists in the industry including Carlos Pacheco, Alan Davis, Chris Sprouse and more!
“[S.H.I.E.L.D.] has the best toys,” says series writer Mark Waid, in an interview with Marvel.com. “And the best allies – anyone and everyone in the Marvel Universe is a potential guest-star in this book, from Dr. Strange to the Thing to Spider-Man to Cloak and Dagger to Groot – if they’ve got the skills needed for the task at hand, they’re on the front lines (like it or not).”
Leading the charge is special Agent Phil Coulson, as he brings together the best and brightest, the gifted and the elite – normal people and superhumans alike from all corners of the Marvel Universe! If you’ve got the skills, S.H.I.E.L.D. has a mission for you! Phil Coulson, Maria Hill, Skye, Melinda May, Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons and more team up with the Marvel Universe’s most iconic characters each and every issue to confront, combat and curtail cataclysmic threats and world threatening dangers beyond the scope of any conventional peace-keeping force!
“We’ve got what amounts to an unlimited budget and the ability to bring in any character at any time,” says Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “So that’s an advantage that we’re going to press, with the most spectacular set-pieces we can dream up, and involvement from characters from every corner of the Marvel Universe.”
Each and every issue: One mission. Twenty pages. Non-stop action. Guest stars from across the Marvel Universe. And a helper monkey. Hold on to your hats Agent, as S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 brings thrilling espionage and high-octane superhero action to comic shops and digital devices this December!
Kelly Wilson’s lawsuit against Disney claiming that the original Frozen trailer infringes on the copyright of her animated short “The Snowman” will be moving forward. District Judge Vince Chhabriadenied Disney’s claim to have the lawsuit dismissed. In his dismissal of Disney’s motion to dismiss he points out the similarities between the two works:
Both works are animated shorts that depict the following sequence of events: (i) asnowman loses his carrot nose; (ii) the nose slides out to the middle of a frozen pond; (iii) thesnowman is on one side of the pond and an animal who covets the nose is on the other; (iv) thecharacters engage in a contest to get to the nose first; (v) the screen pans back and forth from thesnowman to the animal, set to music, as they endeavor to get to the nose; (vi) the contest continueswhen the snowman and the animal arrive at the nose at the same time; (vii) the animal ends upwith the nose, leaving the snowman (and the viewer) to wonder if the snowman’s nose will become food for the animal; and (viii) in the end, the animal returns the nose to the snowman.Such a detailed sequence of events from the start to the finish of the works could be found by a reasonable juror to constitute the artistic expression of an idea, rather than merely a generic idea or series of generic ideas
He did approve two Disney motions including one that claims that because the trailer infringes and another claiming that all of the trailers infringe on her copyright.
With the judge denying the dismissal of the suit, it is presumed that the matter will go to a jury unless both sides agree on a settlement.
Disney has released the trailer of Into the Woods through iTunes. The film adaptation of the Broadway musical will be released December 25.
Epcot Food & Wine Festival – Late Nights LIVE! street party will run from 9:45 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday during the festival between the United Kingdom Pavilion and World Showcase Plaza. The event includes six tastes (food and beverages) from select marketplaces, live music, entertainment, and a DJ. Cost is $79, plus tax.
The second is the Epcot Food & Wine Festival Premium Package and is exclusive to Walt Disney World Resort Guests (including Swan and Dolphin). The package includes an in-room gift with wine for guests 21 and older, a festival wine glass, truffles and credential for the Premium Package Areas at the festival – plus an Epcot International Food & Wine Festival MagicBand and a $50 Disney Gift Card. The credential gives access to 10 VIP “Premium Package Areas” around World Showcase Promenade where you can order items from Marketplaces and have them delivered to you. It also included access to one of the Late Nights LIVE! street parties. The cost is $199.
For the Late Nights LIVE! tickets call 407-939-3378.
For the Premium Package call 407-939-1889.
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.