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Funko Launches Marvel Collector Corps

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Funko has collaborated with Marvel to build a first-of-its-kind subscription box service – Marvel Collector Corps – featuring 100% exclusive collectibles, apparel and accessories from some of the biggest events in the Marvel movie and comic book universe. The debut box ships in April and will feature items from Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, including an exclusive 6” Iron Man Hulkbuster Pop! vinyl collectible only available through Marvel Collector Corps. The box contents also include a T-shirt featuring one of four exclusive designs, an additional stylized vinyl collectible and two premium accessories. The box represents over $50 of value.

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Boxes will ship every two months and Marvel’s Ant-Man will be featured in the June box.

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The service includes two levels – the basic Collector level ($25/month) and the Founder level ($150/year). Customers who sign up for the Founders program, which includes a six-box subscription, will receive an exclusive Founder Statue on the 12-month anniversary of their first box shipment. As long as their membership does not lapse, Founders will continue to receive a new exclusive figure every year on their anniversary.

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The Marvel Collector Corps service from Funko is available for $25 per box, and fans can sign up now at www.collectorcorps.com.

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First Official Trailer For Fantastic Four Reboot

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20th Century Fox has released the first official teaser trailer for their reboot film being directed by Josh Trank and based on Marvel’s renowned group of superheroes, the Fantastic Four.

An origin story said to be inspired largely by the “Ultimate Fantastic Four” comics (the first arc of which was written by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Millar with Joe Kubert illustrating), Fantastic Four offers a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team. The story centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

“Marvel’s First Family” will include Whiplash‘s Miles Teller as Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), “House of Cards” star Kate Mara as Sue Storm (The Invisible Woman), Fruitvale Station and Chronicle‘s Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) and The Adventures of Tintin‘s Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm (The Thing). Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘ Toby Kebbell will also star as Doctor Doom alongside Reg E. Cathey (“The Wire”) as as Dr. Franklin Storm and Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) as Harvey Elder, aka The Mole Man.

Directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle), Fantastic Four features a screenplay by Simon Chinaberry (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and is set to hit the big screen August 7, 2015

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Assemble Your Own Avengers With Epic Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie Variant Covers

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Before Earth’s Mightiest Heroes do battle against Ultron in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1st 2015, don’t miss your chance to own a piece of the action with these epic Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie Variant covers in April.

Originally debuting at Comic-Con International 2014, these epic pieces of theatrical concept art by Ryan Meinerding, Charlie Wen & Andy Park combine to form one stunning image of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes locked in combat against Ultron’s massive army. Coming to eight Marvel comics in the month of April, these covers are just like the Avengers – better when assembled!

Don’t miss a single variant when they come to these exciting Marvel comics in April!

 – Avengers: Ultron Forever #1 Variant Cover A
- Avengers: Ultron Forever #1 Variant Cover B
- New Avengers: Ultron Forever #1 Variant Cover A
- New Avengers: Ultron Forever #1 Variant Cover B
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- Uncanny Avengers: Ultron Forever #1 Variant Cover A
- Uncanny Avengers: Ultron Forever #1 Variant Cover B
- New Avengers #33

“These epic posters were really the hit of last year’s San Diego Comic-Con,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “We’re glad that fans who attended the convention were able to get their hands on them but we’re even more excited to bring thousands of fans who may have missed this stunning image.”

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on these hotly anticipated variant covers as they hit comic shelves through the month of April. No fan will want to miss the chance to own this stunning, epic image when the Age of Ultron Movie Variants hit comic shops this coming April!

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Watch The New Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer

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Following its debut on the College Football Playoff National Championship on ESPN, Marvel Studios has now brought online the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

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Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill and Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee and Jon Favreau serve as executive producers. Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters on May 1, 2015.

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Marvel’s Ant-Man Teaser Trailer

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The wait’s over! Get your first full, official look at Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” first seen during “Marvel’s Agent Carter”! Watch now and see the movie in theaters July 17!

Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd (This is 40, They Came Together), Evangeline Lilly (“LOST,” The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), Corey Stoll (This is Where I Leave You, Non-Stop) and Michael Douglas (The Game, And So It Goes) and brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time.

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Also starring Judy Greer (“Archer,” Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Bobby Cannavale (Chef, Blue Jasmine), Michael Pena (End of Watch, Fury), Martin Donovan (Inherent Vice, Insomnia), Wood Harris (Dredd, Remember the Titans), John Slattery (“Mad Men,” Iron Man 2), Gregg Turkington (“Gravity Falls,” The Comedy), Abby Ryder Fortson (“Togetherness,” “The Whispers”), David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight, Prisoners) and T.I. (Takers, “House of Lies”), Ant-Man features a script by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrari and Adam McKay.

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First Human-Sized Look At Ant-Man – Marvel’s Ant-Man Teaser Preview

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On Friday Marvel Studios had some fun with the internet by debuting an “Ant-sized” preview for the upcoming Ant-Man trailer, and now the “Human-sized” preview has landed online and can be viewed below!

The full teaser trailer will debut on Tuesday, January 6 during the world premiere of “Marvel’s Agent Carter” on ABC at 8 p.m. EST.

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Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd (This is 40, They Came Together), Evangeline Lilly (“LOST,” The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), Corey Stoll (This is Where I Leave You, Non-Stop) and Michael Douglas (The Game, And So It Goes) and brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time.

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Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Also starring Judy Greer (“Archer,” Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Bobby Cannavale (Chef, Blue Jasmine), Michael Pena (End of Watch, Fury), Martin Donovan (Inherent Vice, Insomnia), Wood Harris (Dredd, Remember the Titans), John Slattery (“Mad Men,” Iron Man 2), Gregg Turkington (“Gravity Falls,” The Comedy), Abby Ryder Fortson (“Togetherness,” “The Whispers”), David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight, Prisoners) and T.I. (Takers, “House of Lies”), Ant-Man features a script by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrari and Adam McKay.

Look for it to hit theaters July 17, 2015.

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Marvel & Stephen King’s Dark Fantasy Epic Returns In Dark Tower: The Drawing of The Three House of Cards # 1

Marvel, in collaboration with Stephen King, is proud to announce the latest chapter in the Dark Tower series – Dark Tower: The Drawing of The Three House of Cards. Beginning in March 2015, New York Times Best-Selling writers Peter David (Spider-Man 2099) & Robin Furth (The Dark Tower: A Complete Concordance) along with critically acclaimed artist Piotr Kowalski (Marvel Knights: Hulk) continue to bring the dark macabre action from Mid-World to our world in the third installment of Stephen King’s epic masterpiece!

Dark Tower: The Drawing of The Three House of Cards marks another milestone for the graphic fiction sensation that’s captivated fans worldwide as the saga moves to the second volume of King’s magnum opus.

The troubled streets of New York City pulse with the beat of desolation and crime. Among the dissidents of the city is Eddie Dean a troubled young man gifted with the ability to open doors to other worlds has smuggled narcotics from Nassau to New York City, but now Eddie has to escape a packed airplane guarded by armed Custom Agents! How will Eddie avoid prison and yet also fulfill his contract with the dangerous mobster Balazar? The answer lies in Mid-World, and with a dying gunslinger named Roland!

A bold new chapter begins as the landmark series makes its historic return to comic shops this March in Stephen King’s Dark Tower: The Drawing of The Three House of Cards # 1.

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Hail To The King With The King Size Jack Kirby Collection Coming In July 2015

He’s the King of Comics. A man who left an indelible mark upon the medium, using his peerless imagination to create some of the greatest stories and characters ever told. In 2015, celebrate Jack “King” Kirby’s incredible contribution to comic book history in the monumental, decades-spanning King-Size Kirby Hardcover collection!

Presented in Marvel’s Adamantium-sized format, this titanic tome clocks in at more than 800 pages of Kirby’s finest stories and stands more than a foot tall! For the first time ever, fans will be able to experience these truly genre-defining stories in a format that complements Jack Kirby’s unsurpassed art and storytelling abilities.

“If there were a Mount Rushmore of American comic book artists, Jack Kirby would be front and center,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso.

Whether it was westerns, romance, war, horror, sci-fi, humor or super heroes – Jack Kirby could do it all! From Captain America punching Adolf Hitler to the super heroic creation of the Fantastic Four, X-Men and Avengers on to the far-out space opera of the Eternals, savor Jack Kirby’s most iconic comics in this one, unforgettable collection.

“Fans should reinforce their bookshelves and coffee tables,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “This one is going to be huge – literally! We’re aiming to bring fans the ultimate collection, the ultimate collectable and the definitive Jack Kirby experience. The King of Comics deserves no less.”

This summer, experience the work of Jack Kirby brought to life like never before. A collection for the ages, experience the groundbreaking storytelling of one of the medium’s greatest pioneers when the King-Size Kirby Hardcover hits stores in July 2015! Hail to the King.

King-Size Kirby collects material from Red Raven #1; Marvel Mystery Comics #13; Captain America Comics (1941) #1, 7; Tales To Astonish #5; Rawhide Kid #17; Amazing Adventures (1961) #1, Strange Tales #89, #94 and #114; Teen Age Romance #84; Fantastic Four #1, #48-51, #57-60 and Annual #5; Incredible Hulk #3; Two-Gun Kid #60; Love Romances #103; Amazing Spider-Man #8; Sgt. Fury #6 and #13; Avengers #4; Tales of Suspense #59; X-MEN #9; Thor #134-136 and #155-157; Not Brand Echo #1; Amazing Adventures (1970) #1-2; Captain America’s Bicentennial Battles; Captain America (1968) #200; Eternals #7; Devil Dinosaur #1; and What If? #11.

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Marvel Plans Special Star Wars Retailer Day On January 14, 2015

Marvel is kicking off 2015 with a bang big enough to destroy a Death Star as Star Wars makes its triumphant return to the House of Ideas and into comic shops on January 14, 2015! That’s right, your local comic shop is the place to be to get your hands on the blockbuster first issue of Star Wars!

In addition to being among the first to purchase and read the landmark Star Wars #1, fans will also be able to receive special items exclusive to these launch parties such as postcards, pins, Skottie Young lithographs and John Tyler Christopher Sketch Party Variant comics.

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Marvel Studios Officially Releases The Phase 3 Timeline

Three weeks ago, Marvel Studios assembled fans and press alike inside the El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles where they unveiled their entire “Phase 3″ slate, revealing the title of every film they would be releasing between May 2016 and May 2019. On stage at the event, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige presented a timeline with all the dates and titles and now Marvel has officially released that image, which you can check out below!

Starting with Captain America: Civil War, Phase 3 of Marvel Studios will also include Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War Part I, Captain Marvel, Inhumans, and Avengers: Infinity War Part II.

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