IDW Announces All-Ages Marvel Action: Avengers #1 Creative Team
September 20, 2018
Matthew K. Manning and Jon Sommariva Usher In a New Age for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in December
SAN DIEGO, CA (September 19, 2018) – IDW Publishing announces today its exciting line-up of creators for the all-new Marvel Action: Avengers comic book series for younger readers, based on Marvel’s most popular Super Hero team. Marvel Action: Avengers will be helmed by writer Matthew K. Manning and artist Jon Sommariva, introducing a dynamic roster to battle a mega-sized threat, weirder and wilder than any faced before!“I’m really excited about working on Marvel Action: Avengers – we’re planning big, blockbuster plots, surprising twists, and both returning villains and new threats,” says Manning. “We’ll be digging into the personalities of these heroes to show all the fans – kids and adults both – exactly what makes them so great.”

“I am absolutely thrilled and inspired to be drawing some of the most iconic characters in the history of comics,” says Sommariva. “I grew up with these characters, so it’s a real joy to bring my high energy to the visual style of Marvel Action: Avengers. I can’t wait to make fun, action-packed comics for fans of all ages!”

In addition to writing Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Batman / TMNT Adventures crossover for IDW, Matthew K. Manning has proven his knowledge of the Marvel Universe as author of the DK Publishing books Iron Man: The Ultimate Guide to the Armored Super Hero and The Avengers Encyclopedia.

Jon Sommariva’s kept very busy at IDW over recent years, illustrating several licensed projects aimed at all ages: Star Wars Adventures, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Amazing Adventures, and – partnered with future Avengers collaborator Manning – Batman / TMNT Adventures.

“We’re incredibly excited to work with Marvel to bring in a new era of all-ages Avengers comics,” says Bobby Curnow, Group Editor at IDW Publishing. “Having worked with the creative team in the past, and seeing the material they are cooking up, I’m eager for this book to get in the hands of readers. The enthusiasm and love of comics in this book is absolutely infectious and will be sure to create a new generation of Avengers fans.”

For information on how to secure copies of IDW’s Marvel Action: Spider-Man (debuting in November), Marvel Action: Avengers (December), and Marvel Action: Black Panther (January) comics specially aimed at the 8-12 age range, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel, 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. © 2018 MARVELAbout IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing stands proudly at the forefront of printed visual entertainment, cultivating a formidable library of world-renowned licensed brands and creator-owned original IP. Its diverse array of comic books, graphic novels, and art books deliver reading enjoyment to fans of all ages. Its award-winning imprints The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions preserve the valuable cultural history of the sequential art medium, while titles under the critically acclaimed Top Shelf and Black Crown banners celebrate fiercely independent voices. IDW Publishing is a division of IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: IDWM), a fully integrated media company with robust offerings in publishing, tabletop gaming, multimedia entertainment, and art exhibition via the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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