Marvelman Now A Part of Marvel Comics!

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The biggest news of Comic Con International in San Diego was revealed moments ago and jaws are still on the floor—the world-renowned super hero Marvelman is now part of the Marvel Comics family! Marvel Comics has purchased the rights to Marvelman from creator Mick Anglo and his representatives, finding a home for one of the most sought after heroes in graphic fiction!

“It is an honor to work with Mick Anglo to bring his creation to a larger audience than ever before,” said Dan Buckley, CEO & Publisher, Print, Animation & Digital Media, Marvel Entertainment Inc. “Fans are in for something special as they discover just what makes Marvelman such an important character in comic book history.”

Originally created in 1954 by Mick Anglo and appearing in some of the most celebrated comic stories of all time, Marvelman is Micky Moran, a young reporter gifted with the power to save the world by simply uttering the word “kimota”!

“I did not think it would ever happen,” said Mick Anglo. “It's a wonderful thing to see my creation finally back.”

Marvelman is back and he’s found a new home at Marvel Comics! What’s next for Mick Anglo’s legendary creation? Stay tuned to Marvel.Com (http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.8869) for all the news on Marvelman and this exciting new addition to the Marvel family!

And to join in the celebration, visit the Marvel Shop (http://shop.marvel.com) to purchase limited edition Marvelman t-shirts!  Plus, this September, don’t miss the Marvelman by Quesada Poster exclusively at comic shops everywhere!

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  • Richard Boom

    Richard Boom Jul 25, 2009 at 11:11am

    is this ALL the Miraclemen (by Gaiman and such...the dark years so to say) also?

  • Eric Lindberg

    Eric Lindberg Jul 26, 2009 at 6:43pm

    Good question. Are they just doing new material or reprinting the older stuff too? Have all the legal issues been sorted out? I've read very little Miracle/Marvelman but this is an intriguing development, no doubt.

  • Fletch Adams

    Fletch Adams Jul 26, 2009 at 10:46pm

    I'm a little skeptical on this...after re-reading the press release, the implied tone I'm getting is that this is mostly about new adventures of Marvelman...but won't he almost be filling the same role as Sentry then? I'm hopeful for some reprint material however...I've heard and read so much about the character, but only actually been able to read one issue (the childbirth issue - a mangled old copy I found at a garage sale).

  • Eric Lindberg

    Eric Lindberg Jul 27, 2009 at 6:39pm

    Good point about the Sentry, Fletch. I was reading about Moore's first issue where an aging married Mike Moran dreams he can fly. It sounded A LOT like the Sentry. I am curious whether Marvel intends Marvelman to be part of their universe or in his own continuity.

  • Lee Newman

    Lee Newman Jul 28, 2009 at 5:17pm

    My understanding of all this at this point is as follows. Marvel owns MARVEL MAN, the 60's brit hero that was sued for being similar to Captain Marvel. They will be reprinting the original run of the character as well as new stories featuring the character.
    The long legal battle over the Moore/Gaiman stuff has not been resolved. However, Quesada had been talking to Buckingham and Gaiman which would imply that they are fairly far along the way in resolving that nightmare. It is safe to assume that Marvel did not buy these rights with out significant leg work in securing the modern stuff as well, because lets face it, without the Moore/Gaiman stuff, let's face it, this is a useless property.
    So, we go back to the dubious state of the rights of the classic Modern run and are left wondering what is going on. Clearly we are no further along than we were before SDCC.
    It is hope though and that is always a good thing, no matter what my inner cynic tells me.

  • Bart Croonenborghs

    Bart Croonenborghs Jul 30, 2009 at 3:18am

    Hope was the last thing escaping from Pandora's Box though, Lee.

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