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We’re chock full of Avengers! This week our host goes over the week’s new releases, the Pick of the Week, Bring ‘Em Back, SkrullWatch, our second Marvel Tales segment, Pat Loika’s final weekly installment of Current Events, and a new feature that you demanded!
Avengers: The Initiative, Mighty Avengers, New Avengers, Young Avengers, Fantastic Four, and Spider-Man – new and old – are mentioned.
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Marvel Titles On Sale, 1.30.08
Amazing Spider-Man #546 BND 2nd Ptg Var, $2.99
AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE # 9
COVER BY: STEFANO CASELLI
WRITER: DAN SLOTT and CHRISTOS GAGE
ART: STEFANO CASELLI
KILLED IN ACTION (Part 2 of 4) “The First Casualty”
The Initiative’s biggest secret hasn’t come back to haunt them, it’s come back to KILL THEM! Blood will run, heads will roll, and this time “dead” means DEAD! Say goodbye to at LEAST one regular cast member as KILLED IN ACTION starts racking up its body count. You know, maybe this WASN’T such a good time for TASKMASTER, ANT-MAN, and the new recruits to sign up…
Rated T+ …$2.99
Captain America #34 (and 50/50 Variant), $2.99
Captain America Chosen #6 (of 6) (and 50/50 Variant), $3.99
Daredevil #104, $2.99
FANTASTIC FOUR #553
COVER BY: MICHAEL TURNER
WRITER: DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
PENCILS: PAUL PELLETIER
INKS: RICK MAGYAR
The unexpected conclusion! When the Fantastic Four meet their future couterparts, they finally learn the astonishing outcome of Reed Richards’ secret, post-Civil War plan.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
House Of M Avengers #4 (of 5), $2.99
Hulk #1 2nd Ptg Var, $2.99
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #32, $2.99
Marvel Spotlight Ultimates 3, $2.99
MIGHTY AVENGERS #8
COVER BY: MARK BAGLEY
WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
PENCILS: MARK BAGLEY
INKS: DANNY MIKI
It’s the Mighty Avengers versus the New Avengers who have been overtaken by a symbiote virus. So, yeah, it’s Avengers versus Avengers symbiotes!! Janet gets new powers!! And the Mighty Avengers declare war on a foreign country!! All this and Mark Bagley too!!
Rated A …$2.99
NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #2
COVER BY: JIM CHEUNG
WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
PENCILS: CARLO PAGULAYAN
INKS: JEFFREY HUET
Continuing directly from the pages of NEW AVENGERS #37: The Hood’s gang of super-criminals takes the fight right to the Avengers’ door!! Its wall-to-wall action and the end of an era for one Avenger and a major defection for another.
This double-sized issue ties into or wraps up threads from Civil War, World War Hulk, both Avengers titles and the upcoming Secret Invasion!! Avengers writer Bendis welcomes rising star Carlo Pagulayan on his Avengers debut…
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99
Red Prophet Tales Of Alvin Maker #12 (of 12), $2.99
SPIDER-MAN: SWING SHIFT DIRECTOR’S CUT #1
COVER BY: PHIL JIMENEZ
WRITER: DAN SLOTT
PENCILS: PHIL JIMENEZ
Fan-favorite writer Dan Slott (AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE; SHE HULK) and Superstar Artist Phil Jimenez (NEW X-MEN; Infinite Crisis) bring you a brand new tale of danger and intrigue starring your favorite web-slinger…a tale that has a direct impact on the world of Spidey in Brand New Day. Get a behind-the-curtain look at one of Spidey’s new creative teams in the special director’s cut edition of this swingin’ adventure!
CARDSTOCK COVER/Rated A …$3.99
SPIDER-MAN: WITH GREAT POWER… #1
COVER BY: TONY HARRIS
WRITER: DAVE LAPHAM
PENCILS: TONY HARRIS
INKS: JIM CLARK
After the spider-bite…before the great responsibility! Meet Peter Parker, “Midtown High’s only professional wallflower,” a hapless young nerd suddenly gifted with great power…no strings attached! Happy at home with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, but plagued by the bullies and mean girls of high school, see what Peter does when the bite of a radioactive spider gives him the strength to take the things he wants. Fame? Money? Fast cars? Girls? This dweeb’s up to his pencilneck in ’em! Surely things can’t suddenly be this easy… It’s a side of Spider-Man’s early life you’ve barely glimpsed, written by David Lapham (Stray Bullets TERROR, INC.) with art by Tony Harris (Ex Machina)!
Cardstock Cover/Rated A …$3.99
Ultimate Secrets, $3.99
Ultimate Spider-Man #118, $2.99
Ultimate X-Men #90, $2.99
WHAT IF? SPIDER-MAN VS. WOLVERINE #1
COVER BY: JOHN ROMITA JR.
WRITER: JEFF PARKER
ART: CLAYTON HENRY
Spider-Man is a killer.
In 1987, Peter Parker followed Wolverine to Russia, who was on the trail of a friend working for the KGB. Realizing that the KGB would eventually kill his friend, Wolverine wanted to put her out of her misery. Peter tried to stop him, but accidentally killed the friend instead. Haunted by his actions, Peter fled home into the waiting arms of Mary Jane.
But WHAT IF…Peter never went home? WHAT IF…the Spider never came out of the cold?
Rated T+ …$2.99
X-Factor #26 2nd Ptg Var, $2.99
X-Men Emperor Vulcan #5 (of 5), $2.99
Zombie Simon Garth #3 (of 4), $3.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE SILVER SURFER VOL. 1 HC (and VARIANT), 2ND EDITION
COVER BY: JOHN BUSCEMA
WRITER: STAN LEE
PENCILS: JOHN BUSCEMA and JACK KIRBY
Back-to-press and fully restored by popular demand!
The soaring Sentinel of the Spaceways makes a Marvel Masterworks splash with his unmatched solo series. Illustrated by the master of man, menace and motion, the one-and-only John Buscema, and featuring some of Stan Lee’s most inspired and socially-charged scripts of the Silver Age, the adventures of Norrin Radd rank among the definitive tales of all Marveldom!
Not only will you be awed beyond imagination by the Surfer’s origin, you’ll also face alien invasions, be torn down to the depths of hell by the utterly evil Mephisto, struggle against the Stranger, and face galaxy-conquering barbarians set on the destruction of, well, everything! Lest we forget what many consider the most beautifully rendered story in Marvel history: the Surfer’s tête à tête with the mighty Thor!
These double-length stories of drama and despair are a must-have for any and every Marvelite, and to prove we mean it, we’re including the Surfer’s first-ever solo adventure from the pages of Fantastic Four Annual #5 as a bonus! Collecting SILVER SURFER #1-6 and FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #5.
Rated A …$54.99
WRITER: STUART MOORE
PENCILS: TYLER KIRKHAM
It’s time to Assemble–and Roll Out! What in the world could unite Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the Autobots? Maybe the Decepticons and Dr. Doom know! War is about to break out on the border between Latveria and Symkaria – unless two unique teams of heroes can unravel a dark mystery…that is, if they don’t destroy each other first! Stuart Moore (WOLVERINE, PUNISHER X-MAS SPECIAL) and Tyler Kirkham (X-MEN: PHOENIX WARSONG) bring together fan-faves like Wolverine, Megatron, Spider-Man and Optimus Prime in this all-new widescreen adventure! Collecting NEW AVENGERS/TRANSFORMERS #1-4.
Rated T+ …$10.99
NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI PREMIERE HC
COVER BY: JIM CHEUNG
WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and BRIAN REED
PENCILS: JIM CHEUNG
INKS: MARK MORALES
The Illuminati is a secret organization comprised of several of the world’s most powerful heroes: Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme; Black Bolt, king of the Inhumans; Charles Xavier, founder of the X-Men and mutant-rights activist; Reed Richards, founding member of the Fantastic Four; Namor the Sub-Mariner, king of Atlantis; and Iron Man (Tony Stark), founding member of the Avengers. These six men have worked together to mold and shape the status of the superhuman world and the world around it. How and what they have done together has remained a mystery…until now! Writers Brian Michael Bendis (NEW AVENGERS, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN) and Brian Reed (MS. MARVEL) have joined together with Jim Cheung (YOUNG AVENGERS) to reveal this untold story of the Marvel Universe and how the Illuminati’s actions affect today! Collecting NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI #1-5.
Rated T+ …$19.99
UNCANNY X-MEN: RISE & FALL OF THE SHI’AR EMPIRE
COVER BY: BILLY TAN
WRITER: ED BRUBAKER
PENCILS: BILLY TAN and CLAYTON HENRY
A brand-new era for UNCANNY X-MEN begins here! Fresh off X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS, Ed Brubaker takes the helm of Marvel’s mighty mutants. Young Guns Reloaded artist Billy Tan and Clayton Henry join Ed for a story that won’t just affect Earth, but will rock the foundations of the entire galaxy! Vulcan is out for revenge and has his sights set on the Shi’Ar Empire! Get ready for the ride of your life! A perfect starting point for any new reader! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN #475-486.
Rated T+ …$29.99
X-MEN: ENDANGERED SPECIES
COVER BY: MARC SILVESTRI
WRITERS: MIKE CAREY, CHRIS YOST, and CHRISTOS GAGE
PENCILS: SCOTT EATON, MARK BAGLEY, MIKE PERKINS, and ANDREA DI VITO
With three little words, an entire race was nearly obliterated. Every mutant who dies is one number closer to zero. Now, the Beast races against the clock to save this once-thriving race. Collecting the X-MEN: ENDANGERED SPECIES one-shot and Chapters 1-17.
Rated T+ …$19.99
Trim size: oversized
COVER BY: JIM CHEUNG
WRITER: ALLAN HEINBERG
PENCILS: JIM CHEUNG and ANDREA DIVITO
Collecting the complete first series in one deluxe hardcover!
In SIDEKICKS, in the wake of AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED, a mysterious new group of teen super heroes appears. But who are they? Where did they come from? And what right do they have to call themselves the Young Avengers? And in FAMILY MATTERS, the newly reconfigured Young Avengers prepare to make their public debut—but first they have to face a threat more powerful than Kang the Conqueror, more dangerous than Mr. Hyde and more cunning than the Masters of Evil: their parents. For these brand-new super heroes, fighting super villains is child’s play compared to maintaining their alter egos! Plus: The Young Avengers meet a familiar-looking teenage super human who just may be the key to their uncovering the truth about Wiccan’s parentage and secret origin. Meanwhile, Hulkling’s quest to discover the exact nature of his tie to the Avengers is interrupted when the Young Avengers finds themselves at war with one of the oldest and most powerful alien races in the Marvel Universe. And finally, discover the secret history of the Young Avengers when Jessica Jones and Kat Farrell investigate the kids’ origins for a special issue of The Pulse. Who were they and what were their lives like before they met Iron Lad? And what is the future of the team without him? Collecting YOUNG AVENGERS #1-12 and YOUNG AVENGERS SPECIAL.
RATED T+ …$29.99
Marvel Previews February 2008, AR
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