New York, NY (September 17, 2008) – For the first time ever, Marvel Entertainment is creating comic book series exclusively for the web as it launches all-new Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk series this Fall that will only be available via its online subscription service, Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited at www.marvel.com/digitalcomics.
Already featuring more than 5,000 comic books from Marvel’s illustrious archives, Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited will now enable fans to enjoy two digitally-exclusive tales featuring the untold stories of Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk, which tie directly into movie continuity. The series are being produced under the guidance of Marvel Studios, the creative force behind this summer’s blockbuster feature films that grossed more than $800 million combined at the global box office.
Iron Man: Fast Friends brings insight into the bond between Tony Stark/Iron Man and his best friend, Jim “Rhodey” Rhodes. Weaving in and out of the events in the feature film, the digital comic series explores the kinship of the two through the eyes of Rhodey. Featuring original storylines by Paul Tobin, with art by Ronan Cliquet and covers by Dave Bullock, the weekly series launches September 17, 2008, in advance of the September 30 DVD release of the Iron Man feature film. Read it now!
Incredible Hulk: The Fury Files follows S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury as he finds out why it’s a bad idea to make Bruce Banner angry. Written by Frank Tieri, with art by Salva Espin and covers by Steve Lieber, the weekly series will launch on October 8, leading up to the October 21 release of The Incredible Hulk on DVD. The series picks up when Nick Fury receives intel that Thunderbolt Ross’s Super Soldier program has finally produced an unstoppable warrior. A hands-on guy, Fury wants see this “hulk” for himself. So he does…and that’s when stuff starts breaking.
“We are incredibly excited to launch these compelling new comic book series exclusively for Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited,” said Dan Buckley, President, Marvel Publishing. “Spinning out of two of this summer’s biggest blockbuster films, the new Iron Man and Incredible Hulk series feature original, untold stories presented in a unique digital format. The series will serve as a terrific complement to continuity of the films, and will undoubtedly engage all the new Iron Man and Hulk fans out there who want more of Iron Man and Hulk. I can think of no better way to get more people involved with Marvel Comics.”
In addition, these exclusive Iron Man and Incredible Hulk comics represent the premier releases in a continuing slate of comics available only to subscribers of Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. Digital-only exclusives will be published regularly on Wednesdays at the pace of three or more comics per month. Upcoming titles include top Marvel characters and creative teams, fan-favorite holiday-themed specials, explorations into science fiction, martial arts and Westerns genres and so much more.
Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited subscribers already gain access to an ever-growing library of Marvel comics featuring an enormous array of titles from every era of Marvel’s celebrated publishing history. Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited is curated by Marvel editors, and serves as an ultimate digital comic Internet destination, allowing unparalleled access to thousands of titles from Marvel’s historic comic book archives. From the first issues of Amazing Spider-Man, The X-Men, Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four and other favorites, to unforgettable recent storylines, mini-series and special issues. The Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited site presents each digital comic in the highest-resolution available.