Marvel Comics 04.10 | Electric Ant

electricant_header.jpgHugo Award-winning sci-fi legend Phillip K Dick’s seminal short story arrives in comics form with Phillip K Dick’s Electric Ant #1, courtesy of David Mack and Pascal Alixe. Plus, the announcement of Marvel’s updated all-ages line and teasing previews of Ultimate X, X-Men: Second Coming, and what awaits the Fantastic Four in 2010.



Marvel Unveils Philip K Dick’s Electric Ant #1


Marvel and Electric Shepherd Productions are proud to announce that the graphic fiction adaptation of Electric Ant, Philip K Dick’s seminal science fiction short story, arrives in comic shops this April with Philip K Dick’s Electric Ant #1! Acclaimed creators David Mack (Daredevil, Kabuki) and Pascal Alixe (Ultimate X-Men), along with cover artist Paul Pope (Strange Tales) and consulting editor Brian Michael Bendis (Siege, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man), unite for an adaptation of this existential thriller unlike anything you’ve ever imagined. Garson Poole’s life is pretty great, with the job, apartment and sexy assistant of his dreams, but a visit to the hospital uncovers a dark secret about his existence. Revealed as an "Electric Ant," a type of robot programmed to serve a specific function, Poole ‘s life is thrown into a tailspin as he works to discover the truth about his programming…and reality itself!


As one of the most celebrated authors of the last century, Philip K Dick is the winner of both the prestigious the Hugo Award and the John W. Campbell awards, which honor excellence in science fiction. Inducted into the Library of America in 2007, Dick has received unprecedented literary recognition for his contributions to modern literature, specifically in the area of science fiction. His 45 novels and over 210 short stories have been adapted into numerous hit films, including blockbusters Minority Report, Total Recall and Blade Runner.

"Philip K Dick is one of the most groundbreaking sci-fi authors ever and we’re honored to bring his stories to life at Marvel," said Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer & Editor-in-Chief, Marvel Entertainment. "Electric Ant is an extraordinary interpretation of Philip K. Dick’s classic short story, one that I’, sure all fans will enjoy."

Laura Leslie, Dick’s daughter and a partner with her sister, Isa Dick Hackett, in Electric Shepherd Productions, added, "As the first original adaptation of our father’s work into this genre, we are thrilled with the creative team and the support of Marvel in the care they have taken to be true to the integrity of this story."

Combining the unparalleled literary prowess of Philip K Dick with some of the most imaginative creators in comics today, Philip K Dick’s Electric Ant is the sci-fi graphic fiction event of the year!



Written by David Mack

Art by Pascal Alixe

Cover by Paul Pope

Variant Cover by David Mack

Rated T+ …$3.99


Electric Shepherd was founded by Leslie and Hackett, who along with their brother, Christopher Dick, own and manage the Philip K Dick Estate. Electric Shepherd is currently working on several other projects based on the works of Philip K. Dick, including the Disney/Pixar animated feature based on King Of The Elves slated for release in 2012, and a Philip K. Dick biopic for HBO Films. Christopher Tricarico handles all business and legal affairs for Electric Shepherd and the Estate.


Marvel Announces All-New Spider-Man & Super Heroes Ongoing All Ages Series!


Marvel is proud to announce a bold new beginning for the critically acclaimed Marvel Adventures line with Spider-Man #1 and Super Heroes #1! Perfect for readers of all ages, these two all-new series are the perfect jumping on point for readers new and old with oversized debut issues, packed with a full length all-new stories and bonus back up stories, just like the comics from when you were a kid! Subsequent issues will be regular sized and priced at $2.99, perfect for everyone’s summer reading!

"The Marvel Adventures line has been a runaway success for over 5 years now," said Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Sales David Gabriel. "We’re extremely proud of not only the longevity of the line and the strength of the brand, but also of the quality of all the series. These are the perfect starting point for the youngest of readers. You’re going to see all the biggest Marvel heroes-Thor, Iron Man, Captain America and more-appearing in Super Heroes. Along with Spider-Man, these books are a fresh new start for the Marvel Adventures line-but with the same unparalleled all ages storytelling you’ve experienced!"

In Spider-Man #1, join Peter Parker as he balances homework, family and saving New York from the deadliest villains around! Acclaimed scribe Paul Tobin and fan favorite artist Matteo Lolli join forces to bring you Spidey’s newest ongoing series!

Join Iron Man, Marvel’s box office sensation, as he unites a team of super stars in Super Heroes #1! Tobin and dynamic artist Ronan Cliquet send the newly formed Avengers against Magneto’s Brotherhood of Mutants in a battle you can’t miss!

Fans and critics agree-the Marvel Adventures titles are a hit!

"Marvel Adventures Spider-Man maintains a sense of history while presenting Spider-Man in a thoroughly modern form"-Ray Tate, ComicsBulletin.Com

"For an all ages read, [Marvel Adventures Super Heroes] provides a great deal for younger readers, a few treats for old hands and the promise of stories that are not steeped in darkness"– Doug Zawisza. ComicBookResources.Com

This April, there’s only one place for the greatest all ages, action packed super hero comics in the world-don’t miss Spider-Man #1 and Super Heroes #1!

Retailers, please check the Marvel Mailer and Marvel Retailer Resource Center ( for details on ordering incentives!



Written by PAUL TOBIN

Penciled by MATTEO LOLLI





Written by PAUL TOBIN



Variant Cover by TODD NAUCK



Marvel Unleashes Iron Man’s New Armor


Marvel is proud to unveil a new look for Iron Man, signaling a new era for Tony Stark and the Marvel Universe! From the minds of Eisner Award-winning series writer Matt Fraction and Ryan Meinerding, designer on the Iron Man and Thor films, comes the most bleeding edge, out of this world armor you’ve ever seen! Following the sold-out "Stark Disassembled" storyline, the Marvel Universe still needs its armored champion and a new mission requires a new kind of armor! But when you see just what Iron Man has planned for the Marvel Universe, your jaw will be on the floor! There’s never been a super hero like the new Iron Man!

"The inspiration for the new design came from thinking about a sleeker, leaner, tougher Iron Man," revealed Fraction. "If technology is increasingly getting smaller and lighter it seems like the Iron Man should do the same: ergonomic and aerodynamic. We were looking for something that felt as sleek and glossy as a sports car Tony Stark would covet.  I love what we’ve come up with. It feels like the next evolutionary step in the Iron Man’s design."

A bold new direction for Iron Man starts here with the perfect jumping on point for readers old and new alike, as the all-new Iron Man makes his debut in Invincible Iron Man #25, on-sale this April!


Who Or What Is Ultimate X?

This Is Ultimate X

It’s Time To Save The World

Will The Fantastic Four Survive 2010?

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One Will Lead The X-Men In SECOND COMING


X-MEN: SECOND COMING (JAN100608)            


Written by Christopher Yost & CRAIG KYLE

Pencils & Variant Cover by David Finch


Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC-3/11/10, ON-SALE-3/31/10


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