New York, NY—April 6th, 2017 — A new era begins right here! This May, blast off with your favorite ragtag group of spacefaring heroes for a historic new beginning! New adventures. New creative team. High adventure in the depths of space! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 – the new ongoing series hitting comic stores and digital devices everywhere on May 3rd! Blockbuster creators Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Uncanny Avengers) and Aaron Kuder (Death of X) take Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket Raccoon to new heights as the Guardians of the Galaxy return to the stars! Yet as this band of misfit reunites to blast their way through the galaxy, they’ll find that it won’t be long before trouble finds them! With the newNova Corps hot on their tail and a war between the Elders of the Universe, thing have changed out on the edges of space!
“I cannot tell you how excited I am for this book!,” exclaims series Editor Jordan D. White. “Gerry and Aaron have been working on this puppy in secret for months, and they’ve cooked up a series that will be the spine of the Marvel cosmic universe, while still being rooted in the great Guardians characters we love. And maybe even a surprise addition to the team eventually, too…”
Exciting alien worlds! Thrilling action! The mysteries of deep space! Strap in and hold on, because you’re in for a thrill ride to the furthest corners of the Marvel Universe! On May 3rd, it’s a fresh start, and it’s coming at you in ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1! Be there!
Plus – don’t miss an original 10-page All-New Guardians of the Galaxy story on Free Comic Book Day (May 6th) from Duggan and Kuder!
ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 (MAR170937)
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art & Cover by AARON KUDER & IVE SVORCINA
Variant Cover by AARON KUDER (MAR170939), LEINIL YU (MAR170941)
And SKOTTIE YOUNG (MAR170942)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (MAR170940)
KABAM AND HASBRO “ROLL OUT” TRANSFORMERS: FORGED TO FIGHT
The New High Definition Action-Fighting Mobile Game Brings Together Iconic Bots from Nearly Every Generation of the “More than Meets the Eye” Franchise
SAN FRANCISCO, Apr. 6, 2017 – Today Kabam, a world leader of massively multiplayer mobile games for a global audience and wholly-owned subsidiary of Netmarble Games, and Hasbro Inc. officially launch TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight, a new high-definition, action-fighting RPG mobile game. For the first time ever, Transformers fans and mobile gamers everywhere will be able to build their Transformers team and battle with the most iconic Autobots and Decepticons from nearly every era of the storied franchise’s 30-plus year history.
The game features authentic Transformers action set in a stunning 3D environment, challenging players to assemble the ultimate team of Autobots and Decepticons, including fan-favorite bots from previous and current animated Transformers TV series, Paramount’s blockbuster films, Transformers comic books and Hasbro’s line of iconic action figures. As fans assemble their team, they will forge alliances, battle other players and dive into a unique storyline that goes beyond good versus evil.
“TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight brings together some of the most powerful Autobots and Decepticons from nearly every generation of the Transformers franchise,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President, Digital Gaming and Corporate Development at Hasbro. “The team at Kabam has created a truly remarkable Transformers experience, and we’re confident that fans and gamers will be thrilled with the game.”
In TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight, players will explore an epic new universe where multiple realities collide to form a massive planetary battlefield. Players will assemble a team of Autobots and Decepticons from across time and space to fight against a world of corrupted Transformers robots and their villainous overlords. The game features amazing visuals, intense one-on-one battles, meaningful robot to vehicle converting action and deep RPG elements. Game features include:
Collect iconic bots from the Transformers universe such asOptimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron, Waspinator, Grimlock and Soundwave.
Battle other players with devastating special attacks, ranged blasting, destructible terrain and huge 360 degree arenas.
Team up with your friends, forge alliances and battle in global events.
Set a gauntlet of bots and defenses to protect your base, get revenge on those that attack, and raid enemy bases.
Deploy away teams to score epic loot.
“The Transformers brand is larger-than-life, and Kabam’s sophisticated, centralized tech engine allowed us to deliver HD graphics and a gameplay experience that is fitting for the franchise,” said Mike McCartney, Executive Producer for TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight. “The game features non-stop action, huge bots and a thrilling 360 degree battle arena that we think fans are going to love. It’s a must-play for anyone that is a fan of the Transformers brand or just enjoys quality action-fighting RPG games.”
TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight was developed by Kabam, the studio who created Fast & Furious: Legacy and Marvel Contest of Champions, a top 10 grossing game on the App Store. The game is now available worldwide in more than 155 countries on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and Google Play for Android devices. VisitForgedtoFight.com for more information.
Kabam Games creates, develops, and publishes massively multiplayer games that are available to a global audience on mobile devices via its own dedicated channel in the App Store and Google Play. The company has partnered with leading entertainment companies such as Disney, Hasbro and Universal for mobile games based on some of the world’s most iconic franchises, including Marvel, Transformers and Fast & Furious. Kabam games have been enjoyed by more than 100 million players globally and consistently rank in the top 10 grossing apps on the App stores. The company has more than 150 employees, with studios and offices in Vancouver, San Francisco and Austin, Texas. Kabam Games is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Netmarble Games. More information about Kabam can be found at corporate.kabam.com.
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and consumer product licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection with children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, create entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film, digital and more. Through the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
The Guardians of the Whills as Chirrut Imwe and Baze Mablus descend on comic shops from Jedha as Diamond Comic Distributors and Beast Kingdom present new additions to their line of PREVIEWS Exclusive (PX) Action Figures.
Fans can pick up both members of the now iconic duo from Rogue One, both of whom aided Jyn Erso and fought to secure the Death Star plans for the Rebel Alliance. With the likeness of superstar Donnie Yen, this elaborate Chirrut action figure features professional coating and a moveable eye design that fully depicts the enchanting assertive look present by the character. Accompanying Chirrut is his ever-present guardian Baze. Featuring a domineering temperament and a one-piece uniform made of real fabrics, Baze is ready to wage war against the Empire with the Rebels.
These two PREVIEWS Exclusive figures are featured in the April issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. Chirrut’s figure will carry a suggested price of $60.00, while Baze’s figure will carry a suggest price of $73.00. Both figures are scheduled for release in late September 2017.
STAR WARS ROGUE ONE CHIRRUT IMWE PX AF (APR173099)
STAR WARS ROGUE ONE BAZE MALBUS PX AF (APR173100)
Fans can pre-order their own Star Wars: Rogue One action figures at their local comic book specialty shop to guard the Jedi’s legacy. To find a comic shop near you and order, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.
Retailers interested in placing wholesale orders for these items are encouraged to contact Diamond’s New Accounts Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT PREVIEWS-PREVIEWS is part magazine, part catalog, featuring all the comics and pop-culture merchandise found at your local comic shop. Each month there is a detailed listing for every comic book and pop-culture product that will be available in two months. For more information, visit www.previewsworld.com.
ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)—Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide. For more information, visit www.diamondcomics.com.
Today Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment revealed the new Injustice 2 Shattered Alliances Part 4 trailer that delves deeper into the origins of the villainous alliance know as The Society. Led by the genius telepath Gorilla Grodd, The Society brings together Bane, Cheetah, Catwoman, Captain Cold, Deadshot, Scarecrow and other notorious DC Super-Villains as they fight to fill the power void left by Superman’s defeat.
In development by the award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice 2 features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. The game will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 16, 2017.