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Marvel Masterpieces Releases on Upper Deck e-Pack(TM), the Innovative New Way to Buy, Trade, Collect and Store Trading Cards

CARLSBAD, CA, Calif., July 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nearly 25 years after the original debut of Marvel Masterpieces, Upper Deck recently released a new super premium Marvel Masterpieces trading card set painted exclusively by acclaimed artist Joe Jusko. Upper Deck has now announced that the physical product is available via the company's innovative new e-Pack platform as well.





The e-Pack platform allows fans to buy, open, collect and store trading cards right from their mobile device or computer. The Marvel Masterpieces e-Pack product includes the same content found in the regular set, but also includes exclusive achievement cards featuring Spider-Man, Star-Lord, Deadpool and more.

More than three years in the making, the new Marvel Masterpieces set includes over 130 original pieces of art crafted meticulously by Joe Jusko, limited-edition parallels, retro-inspired inserts, artist autograph cards and rare foil-stamped buybacks from the original 1992 release. In addition, collectors can find 10 high-series canvas cards of the greatest Super Heroes and Super Villains from the Marvel Universe. Retro-inspired inserts include Mirage lenticular cards, Gallery and Holofoil cards with rare parallel versions limited to 25 and Battle Spectra inserts featuring never-before-seen Gem versions.

"There are a lot of characters from the Marvel Universe that I've had a soft spot for since childhood and that I never had the opportunity to paint; characters like Hela, Tiger Shark, Ka-Zar and even a few Kirby pre-hero monsters!" said Joe Jusko. "I think I've succeeded in surpassing my original Masterpieces set, which was my ultimate goal. I hope others feel the same way."

"We are very excited to be able to offer a product like Marvel Masterpieces on Upper Deck's e-Pack platform" said Jason Masherah, President of Upper Deck. "Fans can now experience this incredible collection of Jusko art right from their phone or computer and choose to collect, trade or even have cards delivered directly to them."

To purchase Marvel Masterpieces on e-Pack or to find out more about exclusive Marvel Masterpieces e-Pack content and achievements, visit www.UpperDeckEpack.com.

About Upper Deck

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About Joe Jusko

Joe Jusko is undoubtedly one of the best known Comic Artists in the world today and has created images for almost every major comic book publisher over the last 30 years. His work has appeared on book covers, calendars, posters, packaging and innumerable trading cards, most memorably the multi award winning 1992 Marvel Masterpieces Trading Cards. The popularity of that set has been credited with initiating the painted trading card boom of the 1990's.

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, 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. © 2016 MARVEL

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