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Marvel Distributes the "New Generation" of Comic Books

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2008
Posted By: Kevin Powers

NEW-GEN™ TO LAUNCH AT NEW YORK COMIC COM MARVEL DISTRIBUTES THE "NEW GENERATION" OF COMIC BOOKS

There has never been a greater need for new Super Heroes™ that resonate with the "New Generation" and New York based A.P.N.G. Enterprises is answering the call with NEW-GEN™ a cross-platform brand that will extend into comics, motion pictures, television series, video games, toys and merchandising.

NEW-GEN™ will first be launched as a six-issue comic book series, printed, advertised, and distributed by Marvel Comics. The six-issues are a prequel to the motion picture storyline as part of an epic Sci-Fi Super Hero™ saga.

The Limited Edition First Issue will be distributed in comic book stores nationwide in addition to appearing as a Digital Comic on the Marvel website www.marvel.com on April 9, 2008. According to the creators, Matonti Brothers (J.D. and Chris) and Julia Coppola, "NEW-GEN™ is a message of hope for a future world where individuals can make a difference." The extended NEW-GEN™ team consists of industry veterans whose collective credits include Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Pirates of the Caribbean , Pokemon, and Star Wars.

"Marvel is very happy that the NEW-GEN™ team has chosen to use our distribution, advertising and online network as the platform to introduce their promising original comic featuring a rich world populated with complex and compelling characters" said Mitch Dane, Director of Advertising for Marvel.

Draw Your Fate…The NEW-GEN™ Challenge

Comic book artists and fans will have the chance to draw their way into NEW-GEN™ history and vote online for their favorite Super Hero™ or Villain. DRAW YOUR FATE…THE NEW-GEN™ CHALLENGE is an online contest that kicks off on April 18, 2008 during the official launch of NEW-GEN™ at the New York Comic Con that will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Center. Fans are invited to stop by the Marvel booth to receive the Limited Edition First Issue and Mini-Poster. To learn more about the contest go to www.new-gen.info.

The creators of NEW-GEN™ and celebrity judge Mark Hamill will select from ten finalists a New Generation of Artists. Winners will be announced at the San Diego Comic Con July 24-28, 2008. Mark Hamill, Sci-Fi Icon - Luke Skywalker, provides the voice of Gabriel, the leader of the Super Heroes™, in the Teaser Animatic available online at www.creativandco.com/new_gen/teaser/ .

"Watching NEW-GEN™ evolve from a fascinating idea into a fully-realized, beautifully rendered comic book universe has been a real thrill for me. Fans of science-fiction/fantasy owe it to themselves to give NEW-GEN™ some serious attention!" said Mark Hamill.


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