Official Press Release
Hey, True Believer!
While the gang in the Bullpen thinks it's cool when big rollouts like THE
ULTIMATES and CAPTAIN AMERICA light up the scoreboards, we also enjoy what
we call "the little books that could". In this case, we're talking about
MARVEL MANGAVERSE, which started out as a one-week event, but -- due to fan
demand -- has grown into an ongoing series!
In fact, it's not just fans clamoring for more monthly adventures in the
surprise-filled setting, but retailers as well! Here's just a sampling of
comments that ran in the latest issue of Comics & Games Retailer:
Barry Osser of North Coast Role Playing (Eureka, CA): "MARVEL MANGAVERSE
stuff exploded out of here. I ordered 40% over what I expected to sell and
still sold out on the first day."
John Tinkess of Another Dimension (Calgary, Alberta, Canada): "Quick
sellouts of the MARVEL MANGAVERSE titles really took me by surprise."
Jeremy Shorr of Titan Comics (Dallas, TX): "MARVEL MANGAVERSE was an
Darrell Minty of Warp One Comics & Games (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada): "We
underestimated the fan response to the MARVEL MANGAVERSE titles and they
sold out quickly."
Richard Spychalski of Spy Comics & Cards (Federal Way, WA): "Positive
Surprise: MARVEL MANGAVERSE -- didn't expect that."
Bill Williams of Time Warp (Bartlesville, OK): "The MARVEL MANGAVERSE titles
did rather well. I'm glad that Marvel decided to do an ongoing series."
And to give you an advance taste of the action coming your way, feast your
eyes on these full-color pages from the debut issue (which, as item #
FEB021908D4, retailers can still order from Diamond until March 14th)!
"We all knew we had something special on our hands when we launched the
Mangaverse event back in January, but I don't think any of us up here at The
House expected this kind of overwhelming response to our little East Meets
West experiment," admitted editor C.B. Cebulski. "Marvel aims to please
though, and the ongoing series will uphold the standard we set on a monthly
basis! Ben Dunn will not only continue to develop the universe and
characters he introduced in the original story, but also expand it all
beyond our wildest imaginations!"
MARVEL MANGAVERSE #1
Cover by Ben Dunn
Ben Dunn & Kevin Gunstone (W)/ Ben Dunn (P & I)
* THE SCOOP: Because you clamored for it, The House proudly announces the
return of the Marvel Mangaverse as its own monthly title!
* THE STORY: Meet Marvin Elwood, timid teenager... and possible savior of
Earth! Heir to alien Kree technology and the awesome Nega Bands, Marvin must
face his legacy as -- Captain Marvel! But can even this cosmic crusader save
the world from the gigantic threat of Galactus? Guest-starring the Megascale
Metatalent Response Team Fantastic Four!
* THE CREATOR: You thought his MARVEL MANGAVERSE book-ends rocked... now see
what writer/artist Ben Dunn can do when allowed to really cut loose!
* THE FORMAT: The debut issue of this ongoing monthly series is 32 pages,
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