Last month, Disney and Marvel announced the creation of a block of programming to begin showing on the Disney XD channel. Marvel Universe will feature many of Marvel’s biggest animated shows, such as Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the long anticipated Ultimate Spider-Man, as well as a many other shows and specials. To go along with the premiere of Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel is planning the release of a full-length comic book based on screen captures of the show. All for free. Read the press release below for the full information.
The most-anticipated new show of 2012 is almost here—Ultimate Spider-Man swings into the Marvel Universe block on Disney XD on April 1, giving fans of all ages a whole new look at the world’s greatest Super Hero! But you can get your first look at this all-new animated series in Ultimate Spider-Man Premiere, a screen capture comic book adaptation of the premiere episode, utilizing the same story and art you’ll see on the small screen, but presented like you won’t see anywhere else. This comic is perfect for fans of all ages and a must-have item to have in stock for Free Comic Book Day!
Retailers, check the Marvel Mailer and Diamond Daily for more information on Ultimate Spider-Man Premiere (NOV118181), arriving in stores March 28.
Though it’s only a promotional piece for an upcoming cartoon series, it’s nice to see Marvel giving something back to their fans. Considering the already high prices of single issue comic books, to see something being given away for free is a breath of fresh air. I’m certainly looking forward to the new series and also can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this comic.