Marvel Comics cancels IDW Marvel line of action
Next week will see the publication of Marvel Action: Spider-Man # 5 of IDW editions. IDW licenses a number of titles for audiences of all ages, including Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, and the Avengers, and has included household names from Chris Eliopolous To Cook boo To kyle baker, as well as bringing in new creators for their first glimpse of Marvel and attracting a mid-level audience. But they’ve had some competition in that market, and as the book fairs start to roar, Scholastic has a number of Marvel-licensed graphic novels for all ages ready to explode. And, as a result of all of that, today I learned that Marvel Comics has withdrawn the Marvel license from IDW in the future. The phrase I hear is that the line will be “sunset”. When asked to comment, IDW told me, “While it has been a great pleasure to create new tales of beloved Marvel heroes for mid-level readers, IDW Publishing will not continue with the Marvel action range of comics and commercial paperbacks beyond our requested December 2021 releases. We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with Marvel on other projects, including our Artist Editions and award-winning Artist Picks. . “
There are still a few reports, Marvel Action: Spider-Man # 5 next wednesday, october has again Marvel Actions: Origins # 4 expected, although the final # 5 was removed from solicitations, with just a screenshot of the catalog to prove it’s always been there.
Marvel Action Classics: Spider-Man Two-in-One No.4 is also scheduled for October, as is the Marvel Action: Captain Marvel: Ghosts in the Machine collection scheduled for November.
The relaunch of Marvel Action Avengers was due out in July, numbers 1 and 2 are now slated for December and January, but there is no guarantee that they will not be sent to the cornfield as well. [UPDATE: Bleeding Cool has been told these issues have been cancelled]. As IDW has indicated, there is no danger to the Marvel Artists Edition range at IDW, no one in the world except Scott dunbier could put these archival monsters together with such panache. Here are some solicitations for the remaining articles.
Marvel Action: Spider-Man # 5
Sarah Graley, Stef Purenins (w) • Philip Murphy (a & c)
The science fair is finally here! Oscorp School of Technology is filled with enthusiastic students, proud parents, and perhaps an evil principal. Can Spider-Man save everyone without revealing his identity? Find out in a whole new writers adventure Sarah Graley and Stef Purenins and artist Philippe murphy (Star Trek vs. Transformers, Powerpuff Girls)!
FC • 32 pages • $ 3.99
MARVEL ACTION ORIGINS # 4 (OF 5) CVR IN SOUVANNY
(F) Chris Eliopoulos (A / CA) Lanna Souvanny
Share the most important moments in Marvel history with young readers, two at a time! In this issue: Miles Morales takes back Spider-Man’s mantle after his own spider bite. Then an experiment gives Rhino superhuman strength that he immediately uses for evil!
List price: $ 4.99
Marvel Action Classics: Two-in-One Spider-Man # 4
Todd Dezago, more (w) • Michael O’Hare, plus (a) • Randy Green (c)
In this Marvel Classics Two-In-One, we follow Spidey on a double adventure with some super special guests!
In “The Chameleon Strikes”, Spider-Man will enlist in the Fantastic Four, mistakenly believing they are earning a salary. Then, Spidey finds himself in hot water and in a head-on collision with the action!
FC • 48 pages • $ 4.99
Marvel Action: Captain Marvel: Ghost in the Machine (Book 3)
Sam Maggs (w) • Sweeney Boo, Isabel Escalante (a) • Sweeney Boo (c)
The Strongest Avenger teams up with two promising heroes in a groundbreaking internet adventure! Can they unplug the evil?
First off, Captain Marvel joins Gwen Stacy aka Ghost-Spider for a few feats on the web! Things become receptive to apps when a new craze – ClikClok – sweeps across the city, and the Mad Thinker and Awesome Android plan to use it for their own infamous plan!
Then, as Carol recovers from one mission, she begins another, without even knowing it! When technical difficulties bring her face to face with her digital lookalike, she’ll need the help of the unbeatable Squirrel Girl to save the day!
Collection Marvel Action: Captain Marvel Flight. Two, numbers 1 through 5.
TPB • FC • $ 12.99 • 120 pages • 5.6 “x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-786-3
Available in October.
MARVEL ACTION SPIDER-MAN ADDITIONAL CREDIT TP VOL 01
(W) Sarah Graley, Stef Purenins (A) Arianna Florean (A / CA) Philip Murphy
Welcome to the especially when you have a secret, even if that secret is that you are Spider-Man! Gifted with incredible powers, Peter Parker has defended the streets of New York against all manner of terrifying criminals, but he’s about to discover this Oscorp Charter School of Technology, where we only accept the most AMAZING and SPECTACULAR young people and certainly have nothing to hide. !
School can be tough, the hallways of your new school can be even MORE dangerous!
With all the mysterious events at school, can Peter know which of his classmates are his true friends and which have something to hide? And with bizarre new threats around every corner, will he ever get the chance to hang out with his crush… who hates Spider-Man? What should a young wall-crawler do? Collect Marvel Action: Spider-Man Volume Three, numbers 1-5.
In stores: November 10, 2021 PRS: 12.99
MARVEL ACTION AVENGER # 1
(F) Che Grayson (A / CA) Ark Reyner
Riri Williams AKA Ironheart takes another step towards becoming a full-fledged superhero as a new member of the Avengers! But balancing her course load at MIT and fighting the bad guys and trying to fit in with the older, more experienced members of the team might prove to be more difficult than she expected, especially when the super villainous Blackheart arrives on the scene! In stores: December 22, 2021
MARVEL ACTION AVENGERS # 2 CVR A REYNER
(F) Che Grayson (A / CA) Ark Reyner
After a disastrous first training exercise with the Avengers, Riri Williams AKA Ironheart retired from her schoolwork at MIT. But there are also a lot of superhero issues to worry about in school, with a strange illness seeming to take down all of his classmates. Luckily, Captain Marvel has arrived to help clean up the mess! In stores: January 19, 2022