From March 18-20, Marvel will be holding down the fort at Chicago's premiere pop culture event, C2E2, and we're bringing a bunch of free swag, sneak peeks and prizes along to celebrate! Don't miss out--C2E2 comes but once a year and Marvel is going to make sure you remember the experience by handing out a new batch of stuff every day, all weekend! Here's just a taste of what visitors to the official Marvel Booth (#411) can expect:
* MARVEL MIX-TAPE SPRING 2011 - Featuring exclusive previews of the year's most anticipated series including FEAR ITSELF #1, HERC #1, FF #1, VENOM #1 and more!
* MARVEL BIG SHOTS MINI-POSTER - For the first time anywhere, discover the superstar creative teams behind this summer's upcoming Big Shots launches of MOON KNIGHT #1, PUNISHER #1 and DAREDEVILl #1, plus get an exclusive Marvel Knights Animation "Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers" poster to hang on your wall!
* MARVEL ANIME IRON MAN POSTER - Get your first look at legendary Japanese animation studio Madhouse's designs for the all-new Iron Man Anime! And make sure to check out the Iron Man, Wolverine, X-Men, and Blade Anime series coming to G4! With stories by comics superstar Warren Ellis, these are not to be missed!
And, as always, we'll be handing out special, limited edition buttons at every Marvel panel. Get there early and get 'em all!
* YEAR OF THE X-MEN BUTTON - Celebrate the year of the X-Men, where big news is coming for every X-book only at the MARVEL: WELCOME TO THE X-MEN Panel on Friday, starting at 6:00 p.m. in panel room #471! Be the first to bear the mark as MMXI marches forward!
* FEAR ITSELF BUTTON - Get all the secrets behind the summer's biggest comics event--and the button to prove you were there--at the MARVEL: FEAR ISELF Panel from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in panel room #471! Will you be one of "The Worthy"?
* AVENGERS ACADEMY BUTTON - The book that has fans and critics raving gets the C2E2 treatment only at the MARVEL: AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! Panel on Saturday from 5:30-6:30 in panel room #470b! Show your school spirit and join Avengers Academy today!
* PUNISHER BUTTON - Marvel's baddest anti-hero is back with a vengeance and dead set on cutting his way to the heart of the Marvel Universe! Shield yourself with this all-new Punisher button available only at the MARVEL: CUP O' JOE Panel on Saturday from 5:30-6:30 in panel room #471!
Plus, no X-Men fan can miss the all-new X-Force Archangel action figure, available exclusively at Marvel.com/archangel and at the Marvel Booth (#411) with the purchase of an annual subscription to Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. One of the most popular members of the red-hot Uncanny X-Force team, this is the only way for you to get the first figure of Archangel in his all-new, all-deadly uniform.
Can't make it to Chicago this year? No problem! Get the heads up on the latest Marvel news and giveaways live from the con floor because Marvel.com has you covered with their extensive coverage of C2E2!