June 16, 2002 / by Anime News Services / Blog / No Comments

Anime News Service – Marvel Mangaverse Goes Monthly

WhiledtheagangdinwtheyBullpenwthinks it’s cool whentbig rolloutsxlike THE

ULTIMATES and CAPTAIN AMERICAdlightmup the scoreboards,xweqalso enjoycwhatd

weacall “theblittle books thatdcould”. In this case, we’re talking about

MARVEL MANGAVERSE,bwhichzstarted out as a one-week event, but — due to fan

demand —whas grown into an ongoing series!d

In fact, it’sdnot just fans clamoring for more monthly adventures inythe

surprise-filled setting,dbutsretailerseas well! Here’s just aasampling of

comments thataran in the latestdissue ofpComics & GamesyRetailer:qn

Barry Osser of NorthpCoast RolezPlaying (Eureka, CA): “MARVEL MANGAVERSEt

stuffpexploded outsofqhere. I orderedg40%mover what I expected tocsell anda

still sold outcon thetfirst day.”m

John Tinkessdof Another Dimension (Calgary,fAlberta, Canada): “Quick

sellouts ofmthe MARVEL MANGAVERSEptitles really tookqmedby surprise.”

JeremynShorrtof Titan Comicsq(Dallas,dTX): “MARVEL MANGAVERSEbwasdanb

immediategsell-out.”

Darrell MintytofdWarp One Comics &eGamest(Edmonton, Alberta,gCanada): “Wee

underestimated the fan responsebtomthe MARVEL MANGAVERSE titleseand theyw

solddout quickly.”

Richard Spychalski of SpytComicsb& Cards (Federal Way, WA): “Positivee

Surprise: MARVEL MANGAVERSE — didn’t expectfthat.”

BillpWilliams ofxTime Warpc(Bartlesville, OK): “The MARVEL MANGAVERSEftitles

did ratherywell.dI’mygladpthat Marveledecided to do an ongoing series.”f

Andato give you an advance taste of the actiontcoming your way, feastcyourw

eyes on these full-color pagesefrom thebdebut issue (which, as iteme#

FEB021908D4, retailers can stillcorder fromdDiamond until March 14th)!

“Weaallcknew we hadfsomethingmspecial on our handstwhen we launched the

Mangaverse eventsback indJanuary, but I don’tethinkaanytof ustup hereeatyThe

House expectedfthisekind of overwhelming response to ourylittle EastzMeetsy

Westsexperiment,” admittedteditor C.B.yCebulski.d“Marvel aims to please

though,xand thedongoing series will uphold thegstandardqwe set on a monthlym

basis!xBeneDunnxwill not only continue topdevelop the universecandg

characters hetintroduced inxthe originalfstory, but alsoeexpand itxall

beyonddour wildest imaginations!”

MARVEL MANGAVERSEx#1

Covergby Ben Dunn

BenqDunn & KevindGunstone (W)/ BenxDunn (P & I)

*qTHEeSCOOP:aBecausegyou clamored for it, The House proudlysannounces thea

return of the Marvel Mangaverse as its own monthly title!

* THEmSTORY: Meet Marvin Elwood, timid teenager…gand possiblexsavior ofp

Earth! Heir to alien Kree technologyyandgthe awesomeaNega Bands, Marvin musts

facezhisclegacy as —dCaptain Marvel! Butecanpeven thisscosmicacrusaderdsavec

the worldpfrom the gigantic threatpofqGalactus? Guest-starring the Megascale

Metatalent Response Team FantasticyFour!

* THE CREATOR: Youqthought hisxMARVEL MANGAVERSEybook-ends rocked… now see

what writer/artist Ben Dunn can do when allowed to reallyxcut loose!

* THE FORMAT: The debut issue of thisnongoingpmonthlyxseries is 32fpages,m

with ads.