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‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ Live Concert Announced

ArtDontSleep presents an unforgettable evening of music at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, curated by Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, showing the diverse range of original score created for the Netflix original series, "Marvel’s Luke Cage." Influences ranging from David Axelrod, Ennio Morricone, to A Tribe Called Quest and Wu Tang Clan will be brought to life by a 40-piece orchestra.   

This special concert event will be hosted by comedian Russell Peters and Wayne Brady, and also features an opening DJ set by mega producer No I.D.

Tickets for Marvel’s Luke Cage: The Live Score go on sale Saturday, September 24 at 10:00 AM PT via axs.com or by phone 888-9-AXS-TIX (888.929.7849).

The Netflix original series "Marvel’s Luke Cage," streaming all 13 episodes only on Netflix beginning September 30, tells the story of Luke Cage (Mike Colter), a hoodie-wearing, unbreakable ex-con who fights to clear his name and save his neighborhood.  After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury. 

"Marvel’s Luke Cage" is rated TV-MA. All 13 episodes will be available on September 30, only on Netflix. "Marvel’s Luke Cage Original Soundtrack Album" will be available at digital retailers and streaming services on Oct. 7. For more information, stay tuned to Marvel.com, @MarvelMusicInc on Twitter, and the official site for "Marvel’s Luke Cage" for all the updates.

Marvel’s Luke Cage: The Live Score is brought to you with the generous support of Beats and The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Beats will provide streaming stations of the soundtrack in the lobby of the theatre.

Marvel's Luke Cage - LA Concert

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X-Men ’92: Composing a Space Opera

X-Men '92 by Alti Firmansyah

Writers Chris Sims and Chad Bowers along with artist Alti Firmansyah plan to take X-MEN ‘92 to its next logical location with issue #8 on October 19: space! The X-books have a long history of leaving terra firma, flying through the cosmos and getting into loads of trouble, so it stands to reason that the nostalgia packed series would follow that path.

The journey to space began with issue #7 when the team found themselves teleported while attending the Lilapalooza music festival. Soon set upon by Brood, they now end up in the cross-hairs of another X-associated space sentient: Gladiator!

We talked with Firmansyah about continuing this grand comic book tradition!

Marvel.com: Heading into space is one of the hallmarks of 90’s X-books. Were you excited about getting to leave Earth for a bit?

Alti Firmansyah: Yeah of course! I get the chance to draw things that were outside my routines.

Marvel.com: When you’re working on these issues, how much do you look back at the comics of the era? I could see not wanting to do it too much to keep things a bit fresher on your end.

Alti Firmansyah: Since I live in the Asia region, those years were more influenced by manga comics [for me]. I only have a few U.S. comics [like] Archie and Veronica. Imported comic books were pretty expensive that time.
Marvel.com: Just from the cover we see that Gladiator’s involved in the issue. Will we be seeing any other Shi’ar characters? If so, how was it jumping into that army?

Alti Firmansyah: I really love to draw Gladiator! It’s a bit too bad that the rest of the crew didn’t got their time to show off their powers. I really [hope] I can get more of a chance to draw them next time.

Marvel.com: One of the many fun aspects of this book has been incorporating characters who weren’t actually around in ‘92 into this style. How do you go about that process?

Alti Firmansyah: Besides referring to the original designs, I think putting them in 90’s hairstyles and apparel suits the characters the most. I rarely close my “90’s fashion” window tab during the whole issue from the start.

Marvel.com: Did working on any of the aliens popping up in this story offer any challenges given their different physiology?

Alti Firmansyah: Yes, definitely! I did gather some references and put them up together to make hopefully attractive aliens!

Go back in time and into outer space with X-MEN ’92 #8 on October 19!

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Marvel NOW! Hear This: Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat!

Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! by Brittney L. Williams

She’s conniving, she’s ruthless, and she’s on the prowl—we’re talking about none other than Black Cat! With her sneaky, mischievous, manipulative kitty ways, Felicia Hardy aims to get under Hellcat’s fur—and go after anyone who might get in her way!

“Don’t Stop Me-ow,” the latest arc of PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT! begins with issue #11 on October 19, courtesy of writer Kate Leth and artist Brittney L. Williams. It’s Hellcat vs. Black Cat in a knock-down, drag-out, no-hold-barred cat fight collision course— featuring everyone’s favorite teenage vampire, Jubilee! But, how does she fit into all of this—and, more importantly, who’s side is she on?

We caught up with the series’ writer, Kate Leth, to find out what Felicia’s problem is, whether or not our beloved Patsy stands a chance against Black Cat’s claws, and how Jubilee got herself mixed up in the mess.

Marvel.com: What can you tell us about the beef between Black Cat and Hellcat and how it has led up to this moment?

Kate Leth: Well, in our story, the beef starts off quite innocently and escalates. Basically, while a large number of the big name super heroes are involved with Civil War II and other intergalactic disputes, Black Cat is looking to take out the street-level capes that might get in her way—the way of stealing. She recruits a girl gang and things quickly get out of hand.

Marvel.com: Without giving anything away, how does Jubilee mix into all of this?

Kate Leth: Jubilee, our newest partner-in-anti-crime, starts off on the sidelines and plays in big later on. Actually, Ian—who is Patsy’s roommate and BFF—has a large role to play in this arc.

Marvel.com: What does Hellcat have over Black Cat that will help her come out on top?

Kate Leth: I don’t want to give too much away, but Hellcat—as always—has friends, which is a lot different than hired help. From the very beginning, our version of Patsy was built on friendship. She does so well because of her support network, even with how powerful she is on her own.

Marvel.com: Vice versa what does Black Cat have over Hellcat that will help her win the fight?

Kate Leth: Black Cat is cunning, ruthless and very, very clever. She’s always been good at getting people to do what she wants, and that hasn’t changed—which is bad news when she gets close to people in Hellcat’s life. She isn’t afraid to pull punches. It’s going to be quite a face-off!

The fur starts to fly on October 19 in PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT! #11 by Kate Leth and Brittney L. Williams!

Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! #11 preview art by Brittney L. WilliamsPatsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! #11 preview art by Brittney L. WilliamsPatsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! #11 preview art by Brittney L. Williams

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We chat Video Production on the Women of Marvel!

Video Producer on the Women of Marvel

We welcome a fellow DMG team member to the podcast today! Assistant Video Editor (and former intern) Laura Kammermann joins host Judy Stephens to chat the skills she learned during her internship, logo design for video and more!

Join us as we welcome Laura to the podcast…

Listen to the Women of Marvel - Episode 114 now!

Swing over to Youtube.com/Marvel to check out all our new video series including Thwip! The Big Marvel Show, Make It Marvel, Marvel Becomign and more!

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Women of Marvel Events

We're returing to New York Comic-Con!
Women of Marvel Panel
Sunday, October 9th from 1:30-2:30pm in Room 1A06
Panelists include Sana Amanat, Judy Stephens, Margaret Stohl and more!

Plus the Women of Marvel will be joining Margaret Stohl:
"Black Widow: Red Vengeance" Release Party!
Monday, October 10th from 6-8pm
at Book of Wonders on 18th St in Chelsea!

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The Women of Marvel podcast will assemble to chat all things Marvel and more! New episodes will be released every Friday,co-hosted by Marvel Digital Media Group Social Media Manager Adri Cowan and Marvel.com Producer Judy Stephens, along with Marvel Director, Content and Character Development Sana Amanat and Marvel Comics Editor Emily Shaw.


Have feedback or questions?
Email us at WomenOf@marvel.com.
or tweet your questions, comments and thoughts about Women of Marvel to @AdriCowan, @Omg_Dj_Judy, @MiniB622, or @Marvel with the hashtag #WomenOfMarvel!

Make sure to visit and follow the Women of Marvel Tumblr page:
http://thewomenofmarvelcomics.tumblr.com And Instagram at Instagram.com/TheWomenOfMarvel

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And Now a Word from Our Resentment

What happens when art is created in anger? What if there’s a sense of resentment hanging over it?  Maybe it has a feeling of retribution that darkens the whole enterprise.  After the Beatles broke up, John Lennon wrote and recorded “How do You Sleep” on his Imagine album, a song whose target was, quite obviously, […]

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