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_*Marvel Wins 5 Harvey Awards*_

The winners for the 19^th Annual Harvey Awards were announced this past
Saturday at the Baltimore Comic-Con with Marvel winning 5 of the
prestigious awards.

Marvel wishes to congratulate all of the 2006 winners including Ed
Brubaker, winner of Best Writer for*/ Captain America/*, Laura Martin,
winner of Best Colorist for*/ Astonishing X-Men/*, and Roberto
Aguirre-Sacasa for being named co-winner of the Best New Talent Award.

Congratulations also go out to everyone behind*/ Young Avengers/* and*/
Runaways/* as these series won Best New Series and the Best Continuing
or Limited Series respectively.

Check out these Harvey Award winners this month in:

ASTONISHING X-MEN #18 (AUG062074)
Written by JOSS WHEDON
Pencils and Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC — 9/28, On-Sale 10/18/2006

CIVIL WAR: YOUNG AVENGERS & RUNAWAYS #4 (of 4) (AUG062039)
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
32 PGS./NO ADS/Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC — 10/5, On-Sale 10/25/2006

RUNAWAYS #21 (AUG062067)
Written by BRIAN VAUGHAN
Penciled by MIKE NORTON
Cover by JO CHEN
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC — 9/28, On-Sale 10/18/2006

CAPTAIN AMERICA #23 (AUG062040)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MIKE PERKINS
Cover by STEVE EPTING
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC — 10/5, On-Sale 10/25/2006

SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #31 (AUG062020)
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by ANGEL MEDINA
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
FOC — 10/5, On-Sale 10/25/2006

 


 *MARVEL FORMS PARTNERSHIP WITH DABEL BROTHERS PRODUCTIONS TO ADAPT BEST
SELLING NOVELS INTO COMIC BOOKS AND GRAPHIC FICTION WORKS *

*/New York Times Bestselling Author Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake
Franchises Series Marks First Project Under The New Agreement/*

NEW YORK — Comic book studio Dabel Brothers Productions, LLC has joined
forces with leading publisher Marvel Comics to adapt some of the most
popular fantasy, science fiction and horror novels into comic books and
graphic novels. Through the partnership, Marvel has signed on as the
exclusive publisher for Dabel Brothers Productions, obtaining the
marketing, print and distribution rights. The Dabel Brothers will
continue to operate as an independent entity working with
science-fiction, fantasy and horror authors on story development.

Marvel and The Dabel Brothers look to broaden their audience and the
graphic fiction category by expanding literary favorites from a stable
of bestselling authors into high quality comic books and graphic novels.
While maintaining the integrity of the original stories, the medium
hopes to attract new readers as well as loyal fans of the literary works
with great storytelling and eye-catching artwork.

The first new project to be released under the agreement features/ New
York Times/ bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton. Based on Hamilton’s
most famous creation, Anita Blake, Marvel and The Dabel Brothers will
release a thrilling new comic book series called/ Anita Blake: Vampire
Hunter in Guilty Pleasures/ in October 2006./ / The series which
features remarkable artwork by Brett Booth (Heroes Reborn: Fantastic
Four) is a story of fantasy, romance and horror centering on an
alternate reality where the U.S. government has declared the undead as
legal beings. While attempting to coexist with humans, the vampires,
zombies and werewolves at times still like to wreck havoc and that’s
when Anita Blake must step in and protect the world.

Additionally, in the coming months Marvel and The Dabel Brothers will be
bringing to comic book form George R. R. Martin’s/ Hedge Knight/ series,
Orson Scott Card’s/ Red Prophet/, and Raymond E. Feist’s/ Magician:
Apprentice/ (part one of the/ Riftwar/ saga).

"Dabel Brothers Productions has always been extremely devoted to
producing a high quality product," said Ernst Dabel, CEO of Dabel
Brothers Productions, LLC. "Our mission has been to offer fantasy and
science fiction fans the very best visual translation of their favorite
books without skimping or cutting corners and we feel our new
partnership with Marvel will only continue to improve our ability to put
out the best literary adaptations in the industry."

Dan Buckley, President and Publisher of Marvel Entertainment, Publishing
added, "We are thrilled to be teaming up with The Dabel Brothers. Thanks
to our new partnership, we can continue to bring the world of comics to
a larger audience, as well as provide exposure to a truly great series
and characters like Anita Blake."

To find these comics in a comic shop near you, call 1-888-comicbook.

*MARVEL DB PRO*

*COMIC BOOKS *

*FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF 9/21, (ON-SALE 10/11/06)*
MAGICIAN APPRENTICE COLLECTED EDITION (JUL068384)
RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER COLLECTED EDITION (JUL068388)

*FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF 9/28, (ON-SALE 10/18/06)*
ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES #1 (JUL068379)
ANITA BLAKE VAMPIRE HUNTER GUILTY PLEASURES HORN VAR #1 (JUL068380)
ANITA BLAKE VAMPIRE HUNTER GUILTY PLEASURES VAR #1 (JUL068381)

*FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF 10/5, (ON-SALE 10/25/06)*
PTOLUS: CITY BY THE SPIRE #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (JUL068386)

*FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF 10/12, (ON-SALE 11/1/06)*
RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER #3 (JUL068387)

*FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF 10/19, (ON-SALE 11/8/06)*
MAGICIAN APPRENTICE #3 (JUL068383)

*FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF 10/26, (ON-SALE 11/15/06)*
ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES #2 (JUL068382)

*FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF 11/2, (ON-SALE 11/22/06)*
PTOLUS: CITY BY THE SPIRE #2 (JUL068385)

*FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF 11/16, (ON-SALE 12/6/06)*
RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER #4

*FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF 11/21, (ON-SALE 12/13/06)*
MAGICIAN APPRENTICE #4

*FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF 11/30, (ON-SALE 12/20/06)*
ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES #3

*FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF 12/7, (ON-SALE 12/27/06)*
PTOLUS: CITY BY THE SPIRE #3

*COLLECTIONS*

*FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF 11/2, (ON-SALE 12/6/06)*
HEDGE KNIGHT VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC
HEDGE KNIGHT VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC VARIANT

*About Dabel Brothers Productions*

Dabel Brothers Productions ("DB Pro") is a comic book studio dedicated
to bringing many of the best and most popular novels in the realms of
fantasy and science fiction to the comic book medium. With a passion for
authenticity and a firm respect for the original text, the Dabel
Brothers work hard to ensure that their adaptations build upon and
enhance the worlds of popular works in a manner that longtime fans and
new readers alike can enjoy.

To date, Dabel Brothers Productions is best known for its critically
acclaimed adaptation of bestselling author George R. R. Martin’s/ The
Hedge Knight/ and/ The Sworn Sword/, as well as adaptations of other
fantasy/sci-fi stories like Orson Scott Card’s/ Red Prophet/ and/
Wyrms/, Raymond E. Feist’s/ Magician/ and/ The Wood Boy/, A. Knaak’s/
Dragonlance: The Legend of Huma/, Robert Silverberg’s/ The Seventh
Shrine/ and Tad Williams’s/ The Burning Man/. DB Pro is also working
with Robert Jordan to bring forth an adaptation of/ The Wheel of Time:
New Spring/, the prequel to the epic novel series.

Dabel Brothers Productions’ books and comics are distributed exclusively
worldwide to the bookstore, library, warehouse, mass merchandise,
specialty mass merchandise, and comic book specialty markets by Diamond
Comic Distributors, Inc. and Diamond Book Distributors. More information
about Dabel Brothers Productions and its products can be found at
_http://www.dabelbrothers.com_ <http://www.dabelbrothers.com/>.

 


 _*Joss Whedon To Take Over Runaways*_

*/Runaways/* fans have been in a panic since Brian K. Vaughan announced
last week that he and artist Adrian Alphona would be leaving the title
they started after issue #24. But great news has arrived as Vaughan has
helped handpick his successor, the superstar writer behind the
best-selling*/ Astonishing X-Men/* — Joss Whedon.

Joss has long been a fan of the series started by Brian K. Vaughan and
Adrian Alphona. He even wrote a piece of fan mail, which has since been
collected in the*/ Runaways Vol. 1 HC/*, where he implored Marvel to
continue the series when he learned that the series was going to end at
issue #18.

*/ Runaways/* soon returned with a second volume and the title has
continued to be a favorite of fans and critics to this day.

Joss’s first issue will be*/ Runaways #25/* when he is joined by new
regular artist Michael Ryan (*/New Excalibur/*). Whedon and Ryan plan on
taking these left coast heroes and expanding upon the solid foundation
already laid down by Vaughan, Alphona, Miyazawa, and Norton.

Don’t dare miss*/ Runaways #25/* as Joss Whedon and Michael Ryan take
over the title for an exciting new chapter in the lives of the Runaways.
And be sure to continue to pick up the title as Vaughan’s tremendous run
comes to a close, leading into the new team’s first issue. He’s recently
killed one of the Runaways…will everyone make it to issue #25?

 


*To find a comic shop near you, call 1-888-comicbook*

Marvel Comics is a division of Marvel Enterprises, Inc., a leading
global character-based entertainment company that has developed and owns
a library of more than 5,000 characters, which have entertained
generations around the world for over 60 years. Marvel’s operations are
focused in entertainment and consumer product licensing and comic book
publishing. Marvel Studios supports the development of feature films,
DVD/video products and TV series. Marvel’s creative team also supports
the development of video games and toy lines based on its characters as
well as for a broad and growing range of consumer products and services
including apparel, collectibles, foods and promotions. Marvel’s comic
book division is a leading publisher in the global marketplace while
also serving as an invaluable source of intellectual property. Marvel’s
Toy Biz division is a recognized creative force and leader in toy
design, sales and marketing, developing and overseeing both licensee and
in-house toy lines. For additional information visit
http://www.marvel.com

 

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