“The Marvel brand, for decades, has been cultivating a popularity that has recently exploded worldwide,” said David Gabriel, SVP Sales & Marketing, Marvel Entertainment. “Working closely with Archie, Marvel is beyond excited to continue its reach and exposure level as we offer our retailer partners, local comic shops and large chain retailers, a new, fun, and easily digestible way to dive into the Marvel Comics Universe and produce life-long fans.”
“For years, Archie has made the digest format our bread and butter. We are supremely excited to spotlight iconic characters like Spider-Man and the Avengers through this major partnership with Marvel,” said Jon Goldwater, Publisher/CEO of Archie Comics. “These books will serve as a great introduction to the Marvel Universe for new readers and a very special, curated selection of stories for existing fans. It’s a win-win!”
Here’s a look at the cover, storyline and preview pages for 4/18’s new release
from Archie Comics on New Comic Book Day…
IN STORES THIS WEEK
New Release for the week of April 18th, 2018
Cover: Provided by Marvel
On Sale Date: 4/18
224-page, full color comic
Marvel Comics’ best-selling heroes are back in the ever-popular digest format! This sixth issue spotlights AVENGERS VS. THANOS: INFINITY WAR! This is a can’t-miss collector’s item that will only be printed once!
Reprints the following stories:
Avengers (1963) #6
Avengers (1963) #7
Iron Man (1968) #55
Avengers (1963) #125
Avengers Annual (1967) #7
Marvel Two-In-One Annual (1976) #2
Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (2010) #3
Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble: Season Two (2014) #1
Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble: Season Two (2014) #2
This is an early preview of MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #6: THE AVENGERS VS. THANOS, timed to its inclusion on comic book retailers’ final orders list.
MARVEL COMICS DIGEST is a collaboration between Archie Comics and Marvel Comics, bringing the world’s most popular superhero stories into the world-famous digest format in a one-time only printing. Monday is the final day for comic book retailers to set their initial orders for issue #6.
MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #6 will also be available on the newsstand, in grocery stores, and wherever Archie Comics digests are sold.
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com.