LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marvel Comic book fans, eat your heart out.
CafePress Inc. (Nasdaq:PRSS), the World's Customization Engine®, made its debut appearance today at the comic book mecca that is Comic-Con International in San Diego, expanding its partnership with Marvel Entertainment, LLC to launch an expanding collection of gear drawn from the Marvel catalog of comic book characters, including classic X-Men and Spider-Man characters.
The partnership with CafePress brings to retail more of Marvel's classic artwork which has been long in-demand but rarely available in merchandise, such as the X-Men collection featuring characters such as Banshee, Havok, Phoenix, Professor Xavier, Cyclops and Magneto; and legendary Spider-Man comic book cover art titles such as "The Amazing Spider-Man: Return of the Punisher!" and "The Amazing Spider-man: The Legend Reborn!"
"This exciting element of our broad Marvel partnership now includes classic artwork and lesser-known characters," says Ty Simpson, Vice President of Business Development. "The Wolverine art portrays the anti-hero in his original blue and yellow suit displaying his protracted claws. For fans of classic Marvel comics, this is great stuff."
The new selection includes:
- Wolverine Painted T-Shirt;
- Banshee X-Men iPhone® Case;
- Havok X-Men Mug; and
- Phoenix X-Men iPhone Case.
They are expected to be the beginning of an extensive line of heroes, anti-heroes and other supporting characters that CafePress and Marvel make available to fans and enthusiasts. And to celebrate this ultimate collaboration of art and implementation, CafePress -- with its deep selection of products bearing branded entertainment -- will be showcasing some of the more than 1,100 products that already make up this amazing collection.
Fan favorites like Thor, Captain America and The Avengers are expected to be launched on CafePress in the near future. Thor and Captain America will have portals launched and tied to the upcoming films on November 8th, 2013 and April 4th, 2014, respectively.
For more information, and to shop for Marvel merchandise, visit:
About CafePress [PRSS]:
CafePress is The World's Customization Engine®. Launched in 1999, CafePress empowers individuals, groups, businesses and organizations to create, buy and sell customized and personalized products online using the company's innovative and proprietary print-on-demand services and e-commerce platform. CafePress' portfolio of e-commerce websites and companies includes CafePress.com, CanvasOnDemand.com, GreatBigCanvas.com, Imagekind.com, InvitationBox.com and Logosportswear.com and EZ Prints, Inc. Additionally, CafePress Services drives revenue for corporate partners by providing turnkey, personalized e-commerce solutions. For more information click on www.cafepress.com
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 over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com.
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