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THIS ARTICLE HAS MAJOR SPOILERS IN IT…PLEASE READ WITH CAUTION!!! With Deadpool looking to make a big splash on it’s opening weekend (some estimates have the Ryan Reynolds starer opening at about 65 Million) the movie has an after credit scene, only the way Deadpool would have one that is as much hilarious as very informative of a major character appearing in the already announced sequel…  

Strap in webheads because the webswinging wallcrawler is in for yet another action-packed story arc! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9 – the first chapter of “Scorpio Rising”! You thought Mr. Negative and Cloak & Dagger were tough? You ain’t seen nothing yet! Writer Dan Slott and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli put Peter Parker through the wringer as he faces down the remains of the international terrorist organization known as THE ZODIAC!  

Legendary comic book and toy creator Todd McFarlane announced today that his company, McFarlane Toys has partnered with one of the gaming industry’s hottest properties, Gears of War, to produce a line of highly collectible action figures. Known for its gritty, gory, hyper realistic gameplay, Microsoft’s Gears of War has been an Xbox staple for nearly a decade. The franchise revolutionized cover-based combat, and drew millions of Xbox Live users in with its addictive multiplayer. One of the most anticipated video games of the year, Gears of War 4 is slated to release Holiday 2016, exclusively on Xbox One.  

What’s better than curling up in a warm sweatshirt with a good comic? Image Comics is pleased to bring fans of Jeff Lemire and Emi Lenox’s beloved PLUTONA miniseries a very special sweatshirt.  

Deadpool has just been Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes. And national treasure Betty White loves it too! Everyone’s favorite Golden Girl calls DEADPOOL “glorious” and deems it “the Best Picture of the Year”! Head over to her Twitter page to check out her video review and see what else she has to say about Ryan Reynolds and his new movie DEADPOOL, coming to theaters tonight!   

By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth, the second arc of Doctor Strange starts here! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside DOCTOR STRANGE #6 – the first chapter of “The Last Days of Magic”, coming at you from blockbuster creators Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo! He is the Sorcerer Supreme. The best defense against magical threats from this and any universe. But what happens when his foe’s mission is to eradicate magic forever? The Emperikul have arrived, leaving universes cleansed of magic in their wake. Their next target? The Marvel Universe! Even at full strength he may not be able to stop them. But with Doctor Strange weakened beyond measure? We don’t stand a chance! Now is your chance to jump... 

Satellite Falling, the latest original series on the horizon from IDW Publishing, kicks off this May, a month replete with creator-owned launches from the publisher.  

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer ACE FREHLEY has announced Origins Vol. 1, a collection of 12 newly recorded classics from Ace’s formative years featuring some of the biggest names in rock and roll, on April 15, 2016. Most notably, KISS frontman PAUL STANLEY joins ACE on Free’s hit “Fire and Water.” This collaboration marks the first time that Ace and Paul appear on the same studio recording since KISS’ 1998 reunion album Psycho Circus.  

Enter Now…the Age of Apocalypse! As three epic APOCALYPSE WARS stories rage across the X-Men titles, new Horsemen will ride into comic shops for epic variant covers! The all-powerful Apocalypse has risen. Now, witness your favorite Marvel heroes reimagined in the style of Age of Apocalypse on over twenty blockbuster Marvel titles in May!  

Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) and Sony Music Entertainment will release Transformers Roll Out, an alt-rock tribute to the wildly popular hit Hasbro Transformers franchise, on Friday, April 15. Transformers Roll Out is currently available for digital pre-order via  iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, with singles“Roll Out” and “Gigantik” off the compilation available for purchase and on streaming services.   

Comic book icon and toy creator Todd McFarlane announced today that his company, McFarlane Toys has partnered with the video game powerhouse Respawn Entertainment to produce a line of action figures based on the upcoming game, Titanfall 2. The first Titanfall was announced in 2013 and was immediately heralded as a game changer for the first-person-shooter genre of video games. During its reveal at E3 that year, it won over 60 awards including six E3 Critic’s awards: Best in Show, Best Action Game, Best Original Game, Best Console Game, Best PC Game and Best Online Multiplayer. To date, the game has had over 11 million unique players.  

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TORCHE has announced a slew of new North American dates beginning this coming April and May. The Miami stoner/sludge rockers will be directly supporting Norway’s Kvelertak on a nearly month-long tour throughout the US and Canada. On either end of the tour, TORCHE will also be playing two weeks of headlining dates in the US East and Southwest. Up-and-comers Wild Throne will support on the majority of the dates. Check out a full itinerary below.  

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In celebration of Decibel Magazine editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian’s revised and expanded edition of Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore, eight of the best death metal and grindcore bands on earth will descend upon Philadelphia’s Union Transfer on Saturday, April 16 for the inaugural Choosing Death Fest. But before Dying Fetus, Nails, Misery Index, Deceased, Noisem, Horrendous, Magrudergrind and Taphos Nomos decimate the stage, Vivek Venkatesh (Grimposium) and Mudrian are pleased to announce a special, separate ticketed event prior to Choosing Death Fest, just a five-minute walk from the venue.    

Peter Quill may be back with the team, but things are anything but back to normal for the Guardians. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6 – the first chapter of “New Galactic Order”! Blockbuster creators Brian Michael Bendis and Valerio Schiti take you on the next chapter of this interstellar rollercoaster!Removed from power as the emperor of Spartax, can Peter Quill readjust to life among the stars? Which nefarious alien race will step up to fill the power vacuum left in his absence? More importantly – Peter Quill and Kitty Pryde come face-to-face for the first time in nearly eight months! Are the Guardians of the Galaxy big enough for two Star-Lords? Those answers... 

Eisner-award nominated artist Jason Shawn Alexander (Abe Sapien: The Drowning, The Escapists), joined by newcomer and co-writer Darragh Savage, will launch a new story arc in the ongoing dystopian series EMPTY ZONE this March.  

The Three Stooges are coming back to comics in April 2016 and, for the first time ever, their comic book incarnations will be produced with their actual likenesses rather than cartoon-inspired versions. It will also mark the 70th anniversary of the last original shorts filmed featuring Larry, Moe and Curly.  

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