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"Marvel: Point One" Initiative Announced

Official Press Release

Geared for new and long-time readers alike, the all-new Marvel: Point One initiative delivers the perfect jumping on points for the biggest super hero series in the world! Beginning in February 2011, select Marvel comic series marked with a ".1" after the issue number feature full-length, self-contained stories by Marvel's top creators, laying the groundwork for the next year of storylines. From Invincible Iron Man to Avengers to Amazing Spider-Man, each Marvel: Point One issue of the associated series not only begin major new storylines, but also seamlessly introduces new readers into the dynamic Marvel Universe and its popular super heroes.

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Additionally, each issue bearing the Marvel: Point One branding will be followed in the same month by another issue of that series, delivering new fans another exciting installment of the series they enjoy.

Below is a full list of Marvel: Point One titles:

FEBRUARY 2011

• AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #654.1

• INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #500.1

• WOLVERINE #5.1

MARCH 2011

• CAPTAIN AMERICA #615.1

• DEADPOOL #32.1

• HULK #30.1

• THOR #620.1

• UNCANNY X-FORCE #5.1

APRIL 2011

• AVENGERS #12.1

• SECRET AVENGERS #11.1

• UNCANNY X-MEN #534.1

"Marvel is absolutely committed to providing new readers with easy entry points into all our comic book series and Marvel: Point One is the next step in our new reader initiatives," explained David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President, Sales & Circulation, Marvel Entertainment. "And to make sure readers can sample all of Marvel's top series, we've priced every Marvel: Point One issue at $2.99. Utilizing our top characters, top creators and employing a huge marketing push, we expect a lot of new faces in comic stores nationwide to check out Marvel: Point One. Retailers should stock up on these titles and the subsequent issues."

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The biggest super heroes in the universe. The biggest creators in comics. And now, it's time to jump onboard the biggest comic book series with Marvel: Point One, beginning in February 2011!

Tags: marvel comics, marvel point one

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