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Before the all-new Secret Wars takes the comic world by storm in just over a month, relive the complete Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars legacy in one complete, stunning package. Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at the MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD BOX SET SLIPCASE, a deluxe collection of 11 hardcovers chronicling the history of one of Marvel’s most storied events!

Available in June, readers will be transported to Battleworld and back as they experience over 30 years of Secret Wars stories in one of the most comprehensive collections we’ve ever released! Plus, each of these extremely limited box sets comes complete with a full-size poster: legendary painter Alex Ross’s rendition of the cover to Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1!

“Our Marvel Famous Firsts: 75th Anniversary Masterworks Slipcase Set was a huge hit with fans and retailers, selling out almost instantaneously. We knew we had to follow that up with something big,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Not only do you get the entire history of Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars along with a complete hardcover jam packed with extras and bonus material, but they are all presented in one of the most stunning packages we’ve ever produced.”

MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD BOX SET SLIPCASE is only available in extremely limited quantities, so don’t miss your chance to own a piece of Marvel history. This slipcase will arrive at local comic shops in June 2015 containing the following volumes:

MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: TO BATTLEWORLD AND BACK PREMIERE HC
334 pgs. – collecting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #251–252, Incredible Hulk (1968) #294-295, Iron Man (1968) #181-182, Thing (1983) #10, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #180-181, Captain America (1968) #292, Avengers (1963) #242-243, Thor (1966) #341 and material from Fantastic Four (1961) #265

MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS PREMIERE HC
328 pgs. – collecting Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1-12

THING: BATTLEWORLD PREMIERE HC
328 pgs. – collecting Thing (1983) #11-22, and Fantastic Four (1963) #274 and #277

MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS AFTERMATH PREMIERE HC

Collecting THOR (1966) #383, CODE OF HONOR #3, SHE-HULK (2004) #10, DEADPOOL TEAM-UP (1998) #1, MARVELS: EYE OF THE CAMERA #4, QUASAR #8, FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #351, THANOS #8-10, and material from FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #23-24 and #26-27.

SECRET WARS II VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC
280 pgs. – collecting Secret Wars II #1-3, New Mutants (1983) #30, Captain America (1968) #308, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #196, Iron Man (1968) #197, Web of Spider-Man (1985) #6, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #268, Fantastic Four (1961) #282 and Avengers (1963) #260.

SECRET WARS II VOL. 2 PREMIERE HC
296 pgs. – collecting Secret Wars II #4-6, Daredevil (1964) #223, Incredible Hulk (1968) #312, Alpha Flight (1983) #28, Dazzler #40, Avengers (1963) #261, Thing (1983) #30, Doctor Strange (1974) #74, Fantastic Four (1961) #285 and Cloak & Dagger (1985) #4

SECRET WARS II VOL. 3 PREMIERE HC
296 pgs. – collecting Secret Wars II #7-8, Power Pack (1984) #18, Thor (1966) #363, Power Man & Iron Fist #121, New Mutants (1983) #36-37, New Defenders #152, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #273, Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #111 and Uncanny X-Men (1981) #202

SECRET WARS II VOL. 4 PREMIERE HC
288 pgs. – collecting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #274, Avengers (1963) #265-266, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #203, and Fantastic Four (1961) #288 and #316-319

SECRET WAR PREMIERE HC
344 pgs. – collecting New Avengers: Illuminati (2007) #3, Secret War #1-5, Pulse #6-9 and Secret War: From the Files of Nick Fury

BEYOND THE SECRET WARS PREMIERE HC
352 pgs. – collecting Beyond! #1-6, Spider-Man & The Secret Wars #1-4, What IF? (1989) #4 and #114, What If? Secret Wars, and Venom/Deadpool: What If?

MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS: BEHIND THE SCENES PREMIERE HC
360 pgs. – The secrets behind the Secret Wars! Discover everything you ever wanted to know — and more — about Marvel’s history of covert combats in this compendious collection of bonus content and special features for MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS, SECRET WARS II, SECRET WAR, BEYOND! and more! From original art to design sketches to posters to MARVEL AGE articles to OFFICIAL HANDBOOK entries to alternate and reprint covers — if this volume doesn’t have it, you don’t need it! See Mike Zeck’s original pencils for MARVEL SUPER HEROESSECRET WARS #1, and the original version of SECRET WARS II #1 by Sal Buscema! Learn about the shield-slinging, secret-swapping action-figure line that tied in with the comic! Savor a gallery of rarities from Marvel UK! And prepare to get nostalgic as we shine a spotlight on the original epic, thirty years on!

MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS ALEX ROSS POSTER

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Disney presents two beloved films from the acclaimed Studio Ghibli, Oscar – Winning Masterpiece Spirited Away and the enchanting fantasy adventure The Cat Returns, will be available for the first time on Blu-ray Combo Pack June 16th

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Spirited Away is a wondrous fantasy about a young girl, Chihiro, trapped in a strange new world of spirits. While The Cat Returns is about a schoolgirl, Haru (voiced by Anne Hathaway), bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she ever imagined. Both are magical animated adventures that will delight and inspire the whole family!

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“Fancy Nancy,” the New York Times bestselling book series by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, has been optioned by Disney Junior for development of an original animated TV movie and series, as well as for related role-play items and other consumer products licensed by Disney Consumer Products. In addition, HarperCollins and Disney Publishing will collaborate on book editions based on the television series. The announcement was made today by Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide, and Susan Katz, President and Publisher, HarperCollins Children’s Books.

The stories, geared towards kids age 2-7, have an underlying theme of self-expression and love of family as they follow the adventures of a girl who likes to be fancy in everything from her creative, elaborate attire to her advanced vocabulary.

Kanter said, “Children have been captivated by Fancy Nancy’s wit and irrepressible spirit for a decade, and we are very eager to give her an even bigger stage on which to perform.”

Katz said, “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Disney Junior to bring Fancy Nancy to the small screen and to the next generation of fans. As we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this bestselling series, it’s exciting to see our beloved character making her TV debut.”

O’Connor said, “This is definitely one of those ‘pinch me’ moments. When Robin and I met Nancy Kanter and her team, we knew instantly that Disney Junior was the plus-perfect home for Fancy Nancy.”

Preiss Glasser said, “After the thrill of seeing my two-dimensional drawings of Nancy and her ‘world’ come alive in spin-off musicals and ballets, the opportunity to see her animated by Disney is a dream I never would have dared to dream!”

Now in its 10th year, “Fancy Nancy” includes over 60 titles, has sold more than 28 million books and has been translated into 20 languages. Beloved by young children around the world, Fancy Nancy was named 2008′s Book Character of the Year by Global License. The series has received two Toy Industry Association’s Toy of the Year Award nominations, two LIMA International Licensing Excellence Award nominations and was named the Best Character Brand Program of the Year in 2009.

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Five Four and Marvel Entertainment will launch a series of elevated and confident men’s apparel capsule collections that bring together Marvel’s iconic legacy, Super Hero characters and storytelling with fashion-forward innovation.

The debut of Five Four and Marvel collection, launching April 1, 2015, draws inspiration from Marvel’s vast catalog of iconic characters and consists of outerwear, dress shirts, graphic tees and accessories. The style is subtle and refined, and plays on the personality behind a Marvel Super Hero. From reversible shirts and hidden pockets, to classic Avengers emblems and comics hidden in the inside lining of the clothing, each item in the capsule is classic in appearance but unique in detail.

“Our designers really dug through the Marvel archives to find new ways to recreate the heritage and evolution behind the brand and its Super Heroes,” says Andres Izquieta, co-founder and CEO of Five Four. “We’re so excited for the opportunity to work with Marvel; the collections showcase some of our best designs to date.”

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In addition to the capsule, Five Four and Marvel will be launching an exclusive exhibition pop-up in New York City to celebrate and showcase the brand new collection. Located at Openhouse Gallery in the Lower East Side, the pop-up will be open from March 26, 2015 – March 29, 2015 and will host a series of events for Five Four Club members.

All Five Four and Marvel collections will be made available exclusively to new Five Four Club members and will focus on extending the iconic character-based entertainment brand into contemporary fashion. Monthly memberships retail for $60 and come with full outfits based on members’ style preferences. For more information on Five Four, please visit www.fivefourclub.com.

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The North American Tour of the Broadway hit musical NEWSIES, premiered in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 26th at The Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.

In celebration, TV personality Lisa Vanderpump attended the show’s opening night, with her beloved dog, Giggy, wearing a custom-made, Newsie couture outfit.

Fans can participate in an online auction to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS. The highest bidder will take home a special package including; Giggy’s NEWSIES opening night outfit, two tickets to the Wednesday, April 8th performance of NEWSIES at The Hollywood Pantages Theatre and meet “the Newsies” themselves for a “newsboy selfie” backstage, after the show.

Additionally, the highest bidder and a guest will experience the ultimate in the town’s celebrity and glamour when they meet restaurateur, executive producer, philanthropist, author and actress Lisa Vanderpump.  They will enjoy a splendid dinner for two the following night, Thursday, April 9th at Lisa’s chic West Hollywood restaurant, PUMP where she and Giggy will welcome you* – be camera ready! * subject to availability

To participate, log onto www.VanderpumpPets.com  beginning now through Thursday, April 2nd.

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This July, enter an arachnid-infested realm like you’ve never seen as SPIDER-ISLAND #1 crashes into Battleworld this July! Two exciting creative teams bring you two stories per issue jam-packed with wallcrawling and webslinging!

First writer Christos Gage and artist Paco Diaz bring you a domain under siege! The Spider-Queen has won, turning her domain into an island full of Spider-Madness. Peter Parker has been lost, her dangerous gambit all but complete. With Spider-Man defeated and captured, all hope lies in the hands of Flash Thompson – the symbiote wielding hero known as AGENT VENOM! But does he stand a chance?

“Flash carries a great burden here,” says writer Christos Gage, in an interview with Marvel.com. “Due to his symbiote’s vulnerability to the Spider-Queen’s sonic powers, he failed to save his hero, Spider-Man or New York. Now he drives himself mercilessly to find redemption, by any means necessary.”

Then, return to a fan-favorite MC2 character as Mayday Parker takes center stage in a new story from her original creators – Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz and Sal Buscema! Now adorning the title of Spider-Woman, does May have what it takes to brave the horrors of the Secret Wars!

“A good roller coaster ride is promised for all,” exclaims writer Tom DeFalco on his return to the character he helped make famous.

It’s a double dose of Spider-Insanity this July as Flash Thompson and May Parker swing into comic shops for the can’t miss SPIDER-ISLAND #1!

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It was revealed that the directors of the Star Wars spinoff films will be a part of a panel at Star Wars Celebration 2015. From StarWars.com:

Kathleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart and Pablo Hidalgo will be joined by directors Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank, who will share their experiences as the newest members of the Lucasfilm creative family. Learn how the teams came together and are collaborating to conceive and create the upcoming stand-alone films in the galaxy far, far away.

This panel will take place Sun. April 19| 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Celebration Stage – Sponsored By Toys “R” Us

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The biggest heroes, the biggest creators and the biggest stories in comics today are coming to FREE COMIC BOOK DAY this year!

 

Today, Marvel is proud to officially peel back the curtain on one of Marvel’s can’t-miss Free Comic Book Day offerings! Saturday, May 2nd, meet the new roster of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and prepare for the next epic chapter of Charles Soule’s Inhumans saga in ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS FCBD!

 

Get a look into the Avengers of tomorrow with the All-New, All-Different Avengers! Eisner-award winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, S.H.I.E.L.D.) and All-New Young Guns artist Mahmud Asrar (All-New X-Men) take this new squad for their very first spin! Newcomers Nova, Miles Morales, and Ms. Marvel join Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the Vision for a team of Avengers unlike any you’ve ever seen before!

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Then, blockbuster Death of Wolverine scribe Charles Soule joins artist Brandon Peterson (Age of Ultron) to lay new groundwork for the future of the Inhumans. As the Terrigen Mists continue to awaken new Inhumans across the globe – it’s up to Medusa and her squad to protect them from a world that would use their new powers for evil. And why is Johnny Storm, the Human Torch now counted among their ranks?

Plus, don’t miss Marvel’s other exciting FCBD offering, Secret Wars #0 – the epic prelude to the biggest comic event of the year, just in time for the release of Secret Wars #1 the very next Wednesday!

The future of Marvel begins on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Be there as the All-New, All-Different Avengers assemble for the first time and the Uncanny Inhumans embrace the Marvel Universe of tomorrow! No fan can afford to miss both of Marvel’s Free Comic Book Day titles – in stores on May 2nd!

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Today, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club announced additional special member events in the Orlando area, adding even more exclusive experiences for fans in Central Florida. On the heels of a D23 Member-exclusive screening of Walt Disney Studios’ live-action Cinderella, the fan club is slated to bring more magic to the Walt Disney World Resort area throughout the rest of the year, including—for the first time—intimate events celebrating classic Disney films similar to what members enjoy at The Walt Disney Studios lot with guest speakers, screenings, and other surprises.

WAKING UP WITH SLEEPING BEAUTY: On the morning of Saturday, April 18, D23 Gold and Silver Members will be able to enjoy this animated classic on the big screen. Special guest, animator and Walt Disney World Creative Designer Lon Smart, will explore the film’s numerous landmark achievements including its unique artistic style and groundbreaking visual effects. Plus, all members will receive a special journal designed to look like the ornate storybook at the beginning of the film.

MICKEY’S OF GLENDALE ORLANDO SHOPPING EVENTS: The Walt Disney Imagineering store is opening up a pop-up shop for D23 Gold and Silver Members. On Saturday, June 6, guests will be able to peruse and purchase signature items from the store’s unique collection. And on Saturday, November 14, members will be able to pick up some key holiday gift items for the Disney fans in their lives—and for themselves.

LET’S GET TOGETHER WITH THE PARENT TRAP: Celebrate this beloved film—starring Hayley Mills in dual roles—with D23 as we present the 1961 hit on the big screen Saturday, June 6. D23’s Steven Vagnini will present a look at the making of the movie with rarely seen photographs and imagery. All attendees will receive a special gift. Plus, guests who attend the screening will receive priority admission on that day to D23’s shopping event with Mickey’s of Glendale.

SIP AND STROLL: D23 brings a new twist to a fan favorite, as members gather in celebration of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival on Saturday, October 3. Attendees will enjoy a continental breakfast, guest speakers, and an insider look at this annual event, now in its 20th year, before sipping and strolling around World Showcase—with some delectable surprises.

Calendar (all events and dates are subject to change):

• April 18: Waking Up with Sleeping Beauty—AMC Downtown Disney 24, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

• June 6: Let’s Get Together With The Parent Trap—AMC Downtown Disney 24, Lake Buena

• June 6: Mickey’s of Glendale Orlando Shopping Event—Location TBA, Walt Disney World

• October 3: Sip and Stroll—Epcot, Walt Disney World Resort, Fla.

• November 14: Mickey’s of Glendale Orlando Shopping Event—Location TBA, Walt DisneyDisney