Marvel Announces New Date for "Formic Wars" ComicsPRO Launch Party

Fri, January 28th, 2011 at 1:41pm PST | Updated: January 28th, 2011 at 1:49pm

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

Marvel has announced a new date of February 16th for parties at participating ComicsPRO (www.comicspro.org) retailers to celebrate the launch for the hotly-anticipated launch of Formic Wars: Burning Earth #1 (of 7), the biggest sci-fi launch in decades. Fans demanded it for decades and now sci-fi legend Orson Scott Card, along with writer Aaron Johnston, presents the stunning prequel to the Ender’s saga of novels. Teaming with ComicsPRO and the nation’s top retailers, Marvel is proud to offer exclusive limited edition prints for customers purchasing Formic Wars at participating stores.

“We’d like to thank retailers for their support of this unique partnership between Marvel and ComicsPRO, but unfortunately due to distribution concerns we’ve been forced to hold the line at February 16th to launch this series,” said David Gabriel, Marvel’s SVP of Sales. “But to show ComicsPRO retailers that we’re sorry about the change, we have some very exciting exclusives that will be announced next week in Dallas.”

Additionally, Chapel Hill Comics in Chapel Hill, NC will hold the official Formic Wars signing event with special guests Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston! Please visit www.chapelhillcomics.com for more details.

Retailers, please check with ComicsPRO to learn about additional incentives for Formic Wars: Burning Earth #1.

The full list of participating stores is listed below:

UNITED STATES

Arizona

Fantasy Comics
www.fantasycomics2595.com

Samurai Comics
www.samuraicomics.com

California

Bat Comics
www.batcomics.com

Collector’s Paradise Comics & Cards
www.comicsandcards.net

Comickaze Comic Books and More
www.comickaze.com

Comix Experience
www.comixexperience.com

Crush Comics
www.crushcomics.com

Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff
www.flyingcolorscomics.com

Invincible Ink
www.myspace.com/InvincibileInk

Mission: Comics and Art
www.missioncomicsandart.com

Njoy Games & Comics
www.njoy.us

Colorado

Time Warp
www.time-warp.com

Connecticut

Buried Under Comics

Legends of Superheros
www.legendsofsuperheros.com

Delaware

Captain Blue Hen Comics
www.captainbluehen.com

Florida

Heroes Landing
www.heroeslanding.com

Tate’s Comics
www.tatescomics.com

Georgia

Bunjee’s Comics
www.bunjeescomics.com

Dr. No’s Comics & Games SuperStore
www.drnos.com

Quest Comic Shop
www.questcomicshop.com

Illinois

Castle Perilous Games & Books

Chicago Comics
www.chicagocomics.com

Fantasy Books
www.fantasybooksinc.com

Heroic Adventures
www.heroic-adventures.com

Indiana

Clem’s

DCBS
www.dcbservice.com

Louisiana

BSI Comics
www.bsicomics.com

Massachusetts

Comicopia
www.comicopia.com

Friendly Neighborhood Comics
www.friendlycomics.com

Larry's Comics
www.larryscomics.net

That's Entertainment
www.thatse.com

Maryland

Alternate Worlds

Cosmic Comix & Toys
www.cosmiccomix.com

Third Eye Comics
www.thirdeyecomics.com

Maine

Casablanca Comics
www.casablancacomics.com

Michigan

Clem’s
www.clemslanding.com

Comic City
www.comiccity.com

Minnesota

Big Brain Comics
www.bigbraincomics.com

Mind’s Eye Comics

Source Comics & Games

Missouri

Southern Fried Comics
www.southernfriedcomics.com

Montana

Muse Comics
www.musecomics.com

Splash Page
www.splashpagemontana.com

Nebraska

Strange Adventures Bookshops
www.strangeadventures.com

North Carolina

Chapel Hill Comics
www.chapelhillcomics.com

Ssalefish Comics
www.ssalefish.com

New Hampshire

Double Midnight Comics
www.dmcomics.com

New Jersey

A Little Shop Of Comics
www.littleshopofcomics.com

Nevada

Alternate Reality Comics
www.alternaterealitycomics.net

Comic Oasis
www.comicoasis.com

New York

Main Street Comics

Midtown Comics
www.midtowncomics.com

Ohio

Alter Ego Comics
www.alteregocomics.com

Laughing Ogre
www.laughingogrecomics.com

Up Up & Away!
www.upupandawaycomics.com

Oklahoma

Speeding Bullet Comics

Oregon

Bridge City Comics
www.bridgecitycomics.com

Pennsylvania

Phantom of the Attic

Pittsburgh Comics
www.pittsburghcomics.com

Texas

Austin Books
www.austinbooks.com

Bedrock City Comic Co.

Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy
www.dlair.net

Generation X

Lone Star Comics
www.lonestarcomics.com

Virginia

Laughing Ogre
www.laughingogrecomics.com

Washington

Zanadu Comics
www.zanaducomics.com

CANADA

Alberta

Another Dimension
www.another-dimension.com

Happy Harbor Comics vol. 1
www.happyharborcomics.com

Collector’s Edition

The Comic Book Store

British Columbia

Curious Comics
www.curious.bc.ca

Nova Scotia

Strange Adventures Bookshops
www.strangeadventures.com

For more on Orson Scott Card and Ender’s Game, please visit www.hatrack.com and www.marvel.com

FORMIC WARS: BURNING EARTH #1 (of 7) (DEC100532)
FORMIC WARS: BURNING EARTH #1 (of 7) HITCH WRAPAROUND VARIANT (DEC100533)
Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD & AARON JOHNSTON
Penciled by GIANCARLO CARACUZZO
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH
Parental Advisory …$3.99
On-Sale – 2/16/11

TAGS:  marvel, comicspro, formic wars, orson scott card, aaron johnston

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