Free Comic Book Day 2021 will be celebrated at your local comic shop on August 14th, and this year Marvel Comics will release two Free Comic Book Day titles, each containing two separate stories.
These exciting tales will provide perfect entry points for new readers to the thrilling ongoing sagas of the Avengers, Spider-Man, Venom, and the Hulk and give comic fans their first glimpse at the exciting new eras for their favorite characters. These issues will shape the Marvel Universe as we know it with direct connections to the year’s biggest upcoming storylines.
Crafted by some of Marvel Universe’s chief architects including Jason Aaron and Chip Zdarsky and many more surprises and featuring art by superstars like Marvel’s Stormbreaker Iban Coello and Greg Smallwood, Free Comic Book Day 2021: Avengers/Hulk and Free Comic Book Day 2021: Spider-Man/Venom will be must-have for fans. Don’t miss your chance to pick up these extraordinary one-shots when they arrive at your local comic shop on August 14th.
Tomorrow Mondo will release an amazing new poster for a Spider-Man story that never was, by the spectacular Ciro Nieli.
Way back in 2006, before his work on two of the best animated series of all time, The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (2010) and TMNT (2012), Ciro was developing a pitch for an animated Spider-Man series. Last year, he shared some of his early sketchbook explorations for the design of Spidey and the Green Goblin, and Mondo was blown away. It took all of 3 seconds after seeing his post for Mondo to write him and ask if he ever had interest in doing a full screenprinted poster for ‘ol webhead.
From the start, Ciro had an awesome idea. People are obsessed with Marvel’s classic black light posters from the 70s, so Mondo used fluorescent inks to really make the colors sing.
“As a kid, I didn’t realize his impact on me, how that abstract Spidey mask would become the face I associated with so many ideas: pain, fear, responsibility, and triumph. I wanted this poster to capture how tortured the world of teen Peter Parker was and how this little spider could overcome any obstacle, no matter how big or terrifying.”
Available Thursday March 25 at 11 AM Central HERE.
The Amazing Spider-Man To Crush a Spider Screenprinted Poster by Ciro Nieli 18″ x 24″ Edition of 175 $50
Sideshow presents the Spider-Man Linocut on Lokta Paper, a handcrafted Marvel art collectible created by artist Peter Santa-Maria.
Spidey sense above the city skyline! Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man gets the linocut art treatment courtesy of Peter Santa-Maria, whose signature woodblock style transforms Peter Parker’s webbing into bold, black ink lines and unique interplay of light and shadow. Crouched on a gargoyle overlooking New York City, the ol’ webhead keeps watch over the streets below, ready to swing down and stop crime at a moment’s notice. In his shadow, an itsy-bitsy spider crawls down the wall of the brick building behind, keeping Spidey on his toes.
Each Spider-Man Linocut on Lokta Paper is handcrafted and one of a kind, created using certified archival printmaking ink on handmade Nepalese Lokta paper. Each unique print in the Sideshow exclusive edition of 120 pieces is hand-signed and numbered by Peter Santa-Maria, making this a must-have collector item for Marvel fans.
Is your sense of style tingling? Bring home the Spider-Man Linocut on Lokta Paper by Peter Santa-Maria for your web of Marvel collectibles today!
One of the finest known copies of Amazing Fantasy #15, the issue in which Spider-Man made his first appearance sold for a whopping $795,000 at auction.
Amazing Fantasy #15 is one of just six copies known to exist with a 9.4 grade – there are only four known copies with a higher grade – of the issue considered the most valuable and in-demand comic book of the Silver Age. The final price was the highest by a wide margin for a 1960s comic sold through Heritage Auctions (the previous high was $492,937.50).
McFarlane is known for redefining Spider-Man’s look for the 90s, including making his mask’s eyes much larger, pushing his anatomy in increasingly strange ways, drawing more elaborate webs, and darkening the blue portions of Spidey’s suit. He last drew the character in 1991’s Spider-Man #14 after launching that title as both writer and artist.
McFarlane exited Spider-Man to co-found Image Comics where he created Spawn, still running more than 300 issues later.This is the first time McFarlane has drawn Spawn and Spider-Man together.
The cover will grace the 50th volume of the Overstreet Price Guide, expected for release in July.
One of the highest-graded copies of one of the most significant comic books of all time could bring $900,000 or more in Heritage Auctions’ Comics Auction March 5-7 in Dallas, Texas.
Amazing Fantasy #15 (Marvel, 1962) is a collector’s prize by any measure, starting with the fact that the issue in which Spider-Man makes his first appearance is universally accepted as the most desirable, in-demand book from the Silver Age. Spider-Man remains one of the most popular superheroes of all time and is considered arguably the most significant contribution to the comic world from iconic writer Stan Lee.
In addition, finding a copy of the 57-year-old issue in such exceptional condition is next to impossible: the offered copy is one of six with a CGC grade of 9.4, and there are only four known to carry a higher grade.
“Finding this comic book in this condition is extraordinarily rare, which is why this copy holds so much appeal to the most serious of collectors,” Heritage Auctions Senior Vice President Ed Jaster said. “It’s the kind of book around which an elite collection can be built.”
The issue, which also features the first appearances of Peter Parker’s (Spider-Man’s) Uncle Ben and Aunt May, with a classic cover by Jack Kirby and is the issue in which Steve Ditko began his legendary tenure as Spider-Man’s primary artist.
Sony and Walt Disney Pictures differences over Marvel Studios’ involvement in the next Spider-Man movie has ended! The two studios released a joint statement saying that Kevin Feige will indeed produce the followup to the well-recieved Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home.
The third Spider-Man film from Marvel Studios is set for a July 16, 2021 release, officially adding another addition to the already crowded Phase 4 release slate. The release date puts the film in direct competition with Paramount’s Mission: Impossible 7, which opens on July 23, 2021. Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings opens on February 12, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness opens on May 7 and Thor: Love & Thunder opens on November 5, 2021, making 2021 the fist year we get FOUR MCU movies!
Feige has had an incredible run of hits as the head of Marvel, including four of the top 10 movies in the U.S. and globally of all time. Not to mention, “Avengers: Endgame” is currently the highest-grossing movie of all time.
Since releasing its first Disney-produced Marvel movie in 2012, the company has earned more than $18.2 billion at the global box office.
“I am thrilled that Spidey’s journey in the MCU will continue, and I and all of us at Marvel Studios are very excited that we get to keep working on it,” said Feige. “Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe. He also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold.”
Sony’s upcoming slate includes the Venom sequel, starring Tom Hardy and directed by Andy Serkis, as well as Jared Leto’s in-the-can Morbius, a Kraven the Hunter film, and a spinoff featuring Silver Sable and Black Cat.
After Disney and Sony Pictures failed to reach new terms, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will not be producing any more Spider-Man films following a dispute between the two companies that has lasted for a few months.
The outlet notes that two Spider-Man movies are currently in the works with star Tom Holland and director Jon Watts, meaning Feige will not be the lead producer of those movies as Marvel Studios will apparently no longer have any future involvement in the Spider-Man universe.
The fallout comes after Sony turned down Disney’s offer that future Spider-Man movies be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement. In turn, Sony offered to keep the same arrangement under the current terms with Marvel receiving about 5% of first-dollar gross, and Disney rejecting the offer.
Earlier this year Avengers: Endgame became the highest-grossing film of all time, followed by Spider-Man: Far From Home surpassing Skyfall to become the highest-grossing film ever for Sony, both produced by Feige. Sources told the outlet that Sony feels “they will be fine” without Feige at the producing helm. Watts and Holland are part of the creative template for the upcoming Spider-Man films, along with producer Amy Pascal.
Sony’s upcoming slate includes the Venom sequel, starring Tom Hardy and directed by Andy Serkis, as well as Jared Leto’s Morbius, Kraven the Hunter, and a spinoff featuring Silver Sable and Black Cat.
This morning Sony released the following statement to clarify their position on the matter:
“Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise. We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film.
We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him – including all their newly added Marvel properties – do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own.
Kevin is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue.”
With the release of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, renowned filmmaker Kevin Smith sat down with Wired to talk about all that is Spider-Man.
Smith, a fan since childhood, shares his memories of Spiderman, explains some of the lesser known versions and offers his honest opinion about every portrayal of the character, in both film and television.
Shortly before he passed away, Spiderman creator and Marvel Legend Stan Lee collaborated with the artist Shag on a Limited Edition Silk Screen print featuring Stan’s most famous creation and a congregation of his most villainous foes. Stan oversaw, gave input to and approved the final product, but unfortunately left this world too soon to sign the print edition as he originally intended.
The Shag store is releasing this print, one of Stan’s final pieces of creative output, as tribute to this giant of comics and pop culture. As is tradition, Stan even asked to make a cameo appearance in the print!
Join the Shag Gallery on Saturday, December 8th, 2018 from 7:00pm until 10:00pm at the West Hollywood Store for Shag’s Tribute to Stan Lee and his “Life is a Great Big Bang Up” print in celebration of the 3rd Anniversary of the Shag store West Hollywood location. Complimentary cocktails and free and open to the public.
Can’t make it then get the pre-event print pricing HERE.
Life is a Great Big Bang Up 21 Color Hand-Pulled Serigraph Print Size: Approx. 40″ x 26” (paper size) Edition of 200 Hand Signed & Numbered by Shag $599