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The Fate of Professor X Is Revealed In X-Men: Legacy!

A single shot to head of Charles Xavier brought an end to the X-Men and killed his dream. But in the wake of Messiah CompleX’s shocking conclusion, what is the fate of Professor X? In X-Men: Legacy #208, from red-hot writer Mike Carey and rising star artist Scot Eaton (X-Factor, X-Men: Endangered Species), along with the guest art team of John Romita Jr and Klaus Janson illustrating crucial moments from X-Men history and a cover by superstar artist David Finch, a bold new era for mutantkind begins!

As Xavier’s life hangs in the balance, assistance comes from the last place he’d expect! While Xavier’s saviors seek to restore him, providing fans with a powerful look inside the mind of the X-Men’s founder, a question must be asked: will Xavier’s restoration save mutantkind… or doom mankind?

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on X-Men: Legacy and all X-Men: Divided We Stand tie-ins, as the future of mutants in the Marvel universe is revealed and as critics continue to hail the current direction of the X-titles! Just what will happen to Xavier? And how will Magneto, Gambit and Rogue figure into the equation? The answers arrive in X-Men: Legacy #208!

X-MEN: LEGACY #208 (DEC072220)
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by SCOT EATON & JOHN ROMITA JR
Inked by JOHN DELL & KLAUS JANSON
Colored by FRANK D’ARMATA & CHRISTINA STRAIN
Cover by DAVID FINCH
Rated A…$2.99
FOC—2/7/08, On-Sale—2/27/08

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Introducing the New Captain America!

Arriving in stores today, Captain America #34 introduces the world to a new Captain America — but just who’s behind the mask? The Eisner award-winning creative team of writer Ed Brubaker and artist Steve Epting, joined by special variant cover artist (and industry legend) Alex Ross, present the beginning of a new era that has everyone from The Colbert Report to NPR buzzing!

The early reviews are in and Captain America #34 is, according to Richard George of IGN.Com., “an incredible masterpiece.”

“This is a very strong issue that capitalizes on everything Ed Brubaker’s been building on for the last three years,” said Augie De Blieck Jr of ComicBookResources.Com

“This issue is intense; it’s well written with great artwork, the character moments are superb, the idea represented by Captain America is fully realized and the superior quality of this storyline only continues,” said Kevin Power of ComicsBulletin.Com

Troy Brownfield of Newsarama.Com agreed, gushing, “Captain America #34 delivers the new Cap with an exciting story that trades on suspense, well-choreographed action, and a couple of significant twists.

Wanna see why everyone can’t stop raving about this landmark Marvel event? Make sure to check out Captain America #34, in stores today!

For the latest on the growing mainstream excitement around this new Captain America, make sure to check out http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.2351

CAPTAIN AMERICA #34 (NOV072137)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils & 50/50 Cover by STEVE EPTING
50/50 Cover by ALEX ROSS
Rated T+ …$2.99
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Frank Cho Covers Ultimates 3!

Marvel is proud to unveil Frank Cho’s stunning variant cover to Ultimates 3 #3 (of 5), featuring the Scarlet Witch! As the March On Ultimatum continues, the Ultimates deal with the fallout of the Brotherhood’s assault as Wolverine appears on the scene to uncover the past. And just what are the true origins of Quicksilver & the Scarlet Witch?

The red-hot team of superstars Jeph Loeb, Joe Madureira, and Chris Lichtner continue the sold-out, acclaimed Ultimates 3 thrill ride with shocking secrets you won’t believe!

ULTIMATES 3 #3 (of 5) (DEC072167)
ULTIMATES 3 #3 (of 5) CHO VARIANT (NOV078138)
Written by JEPH LOEB
Art and Cover by JOE MADUREIRA & CHRISTIAN LICHTNER
Variant Cover by FRANK CHO
Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC—1/31/08, On-Sale—2/20/08

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Marvel Noise Episode 19

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

Comics

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

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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
ISBN: 978-0-7851-1272-3

NEW AVENGERS/TRANSFORMERS
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
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2437-5

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
ISBN: 978-0-7851-1800-8

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
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3012-3
Trim size: oversized

YOUNG AVENGERS
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
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2466-5

Marvel Previews February 2008, AR

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Preview: The Immortal Iron Fist: Orson Randall and The Green Mist Of Death

The Immortal Iron Fist Faces The Green Mist Of Death!

Experience the kung-fu powered action thrill ride that Entertainment Weekly, WWE Magazine, Aint-It-Cool-News, IGN and more can’t stop raving about in The Immortal Iron Fist: Orson Randall and The Green Mist Of Death! Red-hot scribe Matt Fraction teams with the all-star art team of Mitch Breitweiser, Chris Brunner, Russ Heath and Lewis Larosa, not to mention beloved cover artist Kaare Andrews! Featuring the Golden Age Iron Fist (Orson Randall) against the deadly Prince of Orphans, this is the battle that’s echoed through the ages — and will affect the current Iron Fist, Danny Rand!

In the action-packed Immortal Iron Fist Annual #1, Danny Rand and readers alike discovered the truth behind the Rand fortune—so just what kind of explosive secrets will be revealed this time? One thing’s for sure—you can bet your kicked butt that it’ll reverberate through the pages of Immortal Iron Fist and impact the deadly kung-fu tournament currently unfolding!

“It’s a cul-de-sac off of the main book in the truest sense– there’s a surprising reveal at the end of Immortal Iron Fist #12 and this special fills in how that came to be,” Fraction teased. “Best of all, we get to tip our hats to the life and legacy of Mr. Bill Everett, to whom we are in tremendous debt.”

Combine the red-hot Fraction with a bevy of the industry’s best artists, add in a cup of suspense and a pinch of everything that is awesome about life, and you’ve got the extra-sized The Immortal Iron Fist: Orson Randall and The Green Mist Of Death. Suit up, assume the stance and get ready for the battle of your life as more secrets of Orson Randall’s past are unveiled!

THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST: ORSON RANDALL AND THE GREEN MIST OF DEATH (DEC072185)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art by MITCH BREITWEISER, MIKE ALLRED, NICK DRAGOTTA, RUSS HEATH & LEWIS LAROSA
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
Rated T+…$3.99
FOC—1/31/08, On-Sale—2/20/08

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Preview: Ultimate Human #2

It’s The Ultimate Smashfest — Hulk vs Iron Man!

The Hulk is back, and he’s not happy! In Ultimate Human #2, the dream team of writer Warren Ellis and artist Cary Nord continue their sold-out Ultimate event, unveiling a dilemma even bigger then the grey goliath himself! After a failed attempt by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner to figure out how to turn off the Hulk’s unique transformation cells, Banner has turned back into the big grey powerhouse and is adapting to everything that Stark’s scientists and security throw at him. Now Stark’s Ironworks base, a hi-tech facility created to carry out the inventor’s wildest dreams, has been laid to waste. And that’s only the beginning!

Meanwhile on the other side of the world, the ultimate version of the Leader has given the green light to “Operation Gamma” and armed forces are swarming our heroes’ location. What does the Leader want with the blood of Banner and Stark? And can Stark’s world-famous suit of armor halt the behemoth’s rampage? Find out why Newsarama.com’s Troy Brownfield praised the series for “really strong art and intelligently scripted interplay between two iconic characters” in Ultimate Human #2!

ULTIMATE HUMAN #2 (of 4) (DEC072163)
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils & Cover by CARY NORD
T+ …$2.99
FOC—1/31/08, On-Sale—2/20/08

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Preview: Wolverine #62

Jason Aaron Sets Wolverine On A Quest For Revenge!

In the aftermath of Messiah CompleX, Wolverine is set on a quest for vengeance — and he’s got some new friends to help him make it happen! In Wolverine #62, an X-Men: Divided We Stand tie-in, red-hot (and newly-Marvel Exclusive) author Jason Aaron (Scalped) and fan-favorite artist Ron Garney (Amazing Spider-Man) set Logan on a bezerker barrage for someone who’s role in Messiah CompleX is so huge, so pivotal that they may just get snikt’d! Now that Wolverine has seen the cost of this war over the new mutant child, he’s not about to let the responsible parties get away!

“Jason and Ron deliver a high-octane chase movie that’ll have you gasping…and that sheds new light on Logan’s long and complicated relationship with another core X-Men character,” says X-Men Group Editor Axel Alonso.

Spinning out of the red-hot, sold-out Messiah CompleX, Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Wolverine #62 and all Divided We Stand branded series. Wolverine’s done revenge before, but now that it’s so personal, is he willing to go over the edge to get what he wants?



WOLVERINE #62 (DEC072225)
Written by JASON AARON
Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY
Parental Advisory…$2.99
FOC—1/24/08, On-Sale—2/13/08

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New Exiles #1 Sells Out, Returns With New Printing… And New Exiles #0!

Marvel is pleased to announce that New Exiles #1, from legendary X-Men writer Chris Claremont and fan-favorite artist Tom Grummett, has sold out at Diamond! Introducing an all-new, all-different group of your favorite X-Men from different universes, New Exiles sets these guardians of reality on a quest that they may not survive! Just what world have they crashed on? And how is it connected to the failure of that world’s would-be Fantastic Four?

To meet the overwhelming demand for this issue, Marvel is going back to press with New Exiles #1 Second Printing Variant, featuring the interior art of Tom Grummett on a new cover!

But, True Believer… there’s more! Enter the double-sized New Exiles #0, reprinting key stories from Exiles #100 and Exiles: Days Of Then & Now, plus other bonus material! Perfect for fans new and old alike, this special provides a look into key moments from the Exiles’ past and sets the stage for a major story that will rock their world (and multiple universes) in 2008!

The New Exiles have finally come together as a team, but on their first mission, will they all make it back alive? Don’t miss a single issue of New Exiles as this team boldly launches into an all-new, all-different era!

NEW EXILES #0 (DEC078103)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT & MIKE RAICHT
Pencils by TOM GRUMMETT, ZACH HOWARD, ARNOLD PANDER, WAYNE NICHOLS, MARIO GULLY, PAUL AZACETA & CARLOS FERREIRA
Cover by VARIOUS
Rated A …$4.99
FOC—2/7/08, On-Sale—2/27/08

NEW EXILES #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (DEC078102)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by TOM GRUMMETT
Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
Rated A …$2.99
FOC—2/7/08, On-Sale—2/27/08

NEW EXILES #2 (DEC072229)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by TOM GRUMMETT
Cover by MICHAEL GOLDEN
Rated A…$2.99
On-Sale—2/13/08

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The Twelve #1 Returns With A New Printing!

Marvel is pleased to announce that the critically-acclaimed The Twelve #1 (of 12), which sold out at Diamond, is going back to press with The Twelve #1 (of 12) Second Printing Variant. The new cover, featuring Chris Weston’s interior art, depicts a stunning team up between the Twelve and The Invaders!

“This series is an absolute labor of love for JMS and Chris Westson,” exclaimed Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “They’re making this series something special and we’re excited to see fans responding to the story — and it only gets bigger from here, folks!”

Written by red-hot scribe J. Michael Straczynski and featuring the nuanced art of fan-favorite Chris Weston, The Twelve reveals just what led to a band of WW2 superheroes being frozen in time…and just why they’ve been brought back in the new century! With the very definitions of heroism and duty brought into question, this riveting series has proven a hit with fans and critics alike.

Just who is hunting The Twelve? And what is their new place in the world? If you missed it the first time around, now’s your chance to find out what the critics are buzzing about with The Twelve #1 (of 12) Second Printing Variant!

THE TWELVE #1 (of 12) SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (DEC078098)
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Penciled by CHRIS WESTON
Cover by CHRIS WESTON
Rated T+…$2.99
FOC—2/7/08, On-Sale—2/27/08

THE TWELVE #2 (of 12) (DEC072215)
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Penciled by CHRIS WESTON
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
Rated T+…$2.99
On-Sale—2/6/08

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Marvel Noise Episode 18

This week, our host introduces a new segment (and after listening to it, wonders why) titled Marvel Tales. But before we get to that, we have the week’s new releases to through along with the Pick of the Week, and Backwards Dave brings us a Bring ‘Em Back that should interest the mutant lovers among us. Pat Loika joins us with Current Events which not only tells us what happened last week, but touches on the future of the segment.

Within you’ll find some rambling thoughts on The Order, The Punisher, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Messiah CompleX, Annihilation: Conquest Book 1, and Fantastic Four: The End.

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Marvel Titles On Sale, 1.23.08

Comics

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #548
COVER BY: STEVE MCNIVEN
WRITER: DAN SLOTT
PENCILS: STEVE MCNIVEN
INKS: DEXTER VINES
AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING!
Dan Slott (SHE-HULK, AVENGERS:THE INITIATIVE) and Steve McNiven (CIVIL WAR) wrap up the first amazing month of Brand New Day with a deadly conflict and surprise revelation that promises to make Spider-Man’s life much more difficult in the coming months. Listen up Spider-philes, three times a month won’t be nearly enough for you!
Rated A …$2.99

ASTONISHING X-MEN #24 (and VARIANT)
COVER BY: JOHN CASSADAY
WRITER: JOSS WHEDON
PENCILS and INKS: JOHN CASSADAY
“UNSTOPPABLE”
Everything, from #1 to now, comes down to this. Things will change. One will not return. This is the end. Or is it? Part 6 (of 6)
Rated T+ …$2.99

Iron Man #25, $3.99
Marvel Adventures Iron Man #9, $2.99
Marvel Illustrated Picture Dorian Gray #2 (of 6), $2.99
Marvel Zombies 2 #4 (of 5), $2.99

PUNISHER #54
COVER BY: TIM BRADSTREET
WRITER: GARTH ENNIS
PENCILS and INKS: GORAN PARLOV
“LONG COLD DARK,” PART 5
The wild conclusion to the bloodiest PUNISHER arc yet, as Frank Castle squares off against Barracuda for the final time! It ends here. No rule—or bone—will be left unbroken. And only one walks away.
Explicit Content …$2.99

She-Hulk 2 #25, $3.99

THE ORDER #7
COVER BY: BARRY KITSON
WRITER: MATT FRACTION
PENCILS: BARRY KITSON
INKS: MARK MORALES
Following up on the shocking conclusion of THE ORDER #6: the United States military is on high alert. Civilians are being evacuated. S.H.I.E.L.D. has been mobilized. The eyes of the entire world are on southern California and the international crisis unfolding there…and standing between it and a happy ending is Henry Hellrung, the leader of the Order. In this special issue marking the midway point of THE ORDER’s first year and revisiting several key moments in Marvel history, Henry—unproven, untested, and unaccustomed to operating on a global scale, especially when there are millions of lives on the line—finds himself alone in a room with a man that could end the world as we know it. If he wins, the Order might just have a chance to survive. If Henry fails—we’re all doomed. No pressure there, guy. By Matt Fraction (IMMORTAL IRON FIST, Casanova) and Barry Kitson (Legion of Super-Heroes, Empire).
Rated T+ …$2.99

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #50 (and WHITE COVER)
COVER BY: MARKO DJURDJEVIC
WRITER: MIKE CAREY
PENCILS: TYLER KIRKHAM
INKS: SAL REGLA
Thanos returns as a new story arc begins in our fateful 50th issue! The F.F. return from Siberia to find the Baxter Building—and the rest of New York City—under siege! The prize is the greatest force in existence—the Cosmic Cube! And in the race to command this deadliest of weapons, treachery and overkill are the order of the day…even from former friends! Writer Mike Carey has been building up to this saga for months—and new series penciler Tyler Kirkham (NEW AVENGERS/TRANSFORMERS) has arrived to kick off the action!
Rated A …$2.99

Ultimate Iron Man II #2 (of 4), $2.99
Ultimates 3 #2 (of 5)(Regular Joe Madureira Cover), $2.99
Ultimates 3 #2 (of 5)(Incentive Michael Turner Variant Cover), $2.99
World War Hulk Aftersmash Damage Control #1 (of 3), $2.99

X-MEN #207 (and VARIANT)
COVERS BY: DAVID FINCH and JIM CHEUNG
WRITER: MIKE CAREY
PENCILS: CHRIS BACHALO
INKS: TIM TOWNSEND
MESSIAH COMPLEX PART 13
The stunning conclusion to Messiah CompleX. Everyone has an agenda, but do any trump the child’s destiny? Mutant savior or mutant destroyer, the combatants may come to regret their roles in this fight. And what becomes of the X-Men in the wake of the biggest fight of their lives?
Rated A …$2.99

X-Men First Class Vol 2 #8 (of 8), $2.99

YOUNG AVENGERS PRESENTS #1
COVER BY: JIM CHEUNG
WRITER: ED BRUBAKER
PENCILS: PACO MEDINA
INKS: JUAN VLASCO
They’re back at last! Patriot, Hulkling, Wiccan, Vision, Stature and Hawkeye! Where have they been and what is their place in this new post-CIVIL WAR Marvel Universe? It will take six issues by six top creative teams to tell the tale! In this first installment, featuring PATRIOT, the grandson of the black Captain America struggles with his unresolved feelings about the death of Steve Rogers, and seeks out the Winter Soldier hoping to find some guidance. But who he’s looking for and who he finds may be two different things! By Eisner and Harvey Award-Winning Best Writer Ed Brubaker and rising star Paco Medina.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Collections

ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST BOOK 1
COVER BY: ALEKSI BRICLOT
WRITER: KEITH GIFFEN, CHRISTOS GAGE, and DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
PENCILS: TIMOTHY GREEN, MIKE LILLY, and MIKE PERKINS
The next sci-fi epic blasts off here! In the grim aftermath of the Annihilation War, a devastated universe struggles to rebuild. Gripped by fear and paranoia, civilizations have collapsed and entire worlds are now smoking ruins. What is next for the battle-weary heroes known as Nova, Peter Quill and Quasar? What are Ronan’s plans for the once-mighty Kree Empire? Which cosmic characters of the past are about to return? Who is the new hero approaching on the horizon? And what is the new threat that no one suspects? Collecting ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST PROLOGUE; ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST – QUASAR #1-4; ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST – STARLORD #1-4; and ANNIHILATION SAGA.
Rated T+ …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2782-6

FANTASTIC FOUR: THE END
COVER BY: ALAN DAVIS
WRITER: ALAN DAVIS
PENCILS: ALAN DAVIS
INKS: MARK FARMER
Alan Davis writes and pencils the final story of Marvel’s first family! Even the strongest family can be torn apart by tragedy – and in the futuristic world of tomorrow, the members of the once-Fantastic Four are divided and vulnerable to opponents from their past. What events could have caused the FF to go their separate ways, and how does their disbanding set the stage for a conflict that will send shockwaves across the galaxy and beyond? Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR: THE END #1-6.
Rated T+ …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-1945-6

HULK VISIONARIES: PETER DAVID VOL. 5
COVER BY: DALE KEOWN
WRITER: PETER DAVID
PENCILS: JEFF PURVES, DALE KEOWN, SAM KIETH, and ANGEL MEDINA
The latest collection for David devotees starts off with a crisis countdown that takes the gray Hulk from one fight to another against the Abomination, the Fantastic Four and a Madman who can’t decide if he’s Bruce Banner’s biggest fan or worst enemy! Then, it’s a reunion with Doctor Strange and Namor the Sub-Mariner when the Hulk joins his fellow founding Defenders against an invasion from a universe even stranger than they are! Plus: the fate of Betty Brant Banner! Also featuring Mister Hyde and the mutants of Freedom Force! Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK #364-372 and ANNUAL #16.
Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2757-4

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE DARING MYSTERY VOL. 1 HC (and VARIANT)
COVER BY: ALEX SCHOMBURG
Following the phenomenal success of Marvel Comics #1, Timely released its second superhero anthology Daring Mystery Comics, in January 1940. This hardcover collection remasters and restores these early adventures that introduce brand-new characters into the Marvel mythos (several of whom will be appearing in The Twelve by J. Michael Straczynski & Chris Weston). See the startling introduction of the Fiery Mask where he faces the fantastic thriller of the walking corpses. Soldier of fortune John Steel sneaks behind enemy lines. The Phantom Bullet, scourge of the underworld, faces off against a dastardly band of Head Hunters. District Attorney Dennis Burton decides to take the law into his own hands as the Laughing Mask and then later as the Purple Mask. Meet the Phantom Reporter – cub reporter by day…scourge of the underworld by night. Plus: The Texas Kid; Monako, Prince of Magic; Flash Foster, Phantom of the Underworld, Barney Mullen, Sea Rover; Zephyr Jones and his rocket ship; Trojak the Tiger Man; Captain K-4 and his Sky Devils; Mr. E; Dale of the FBI; Breeze Barton in the Miracle City; Marvex the Super-Robot; Captain Strong of the Foreign Legion; Whirlwind Carte of the Interplanetary Secret Service; and more!
Rated A …$59.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2476-4

ULTIMATE VISION
COVER BY: BRANDON PETERSON
WRITER: MIKE CAREY and MARK MILLAR
PENCILS: BRANDON PETERSON and JOHN ROMITA, JR.
Picking up directly from the events of ULTIMATE EXTINCTION! The Earth was saved from the Ultimate threat: Gah Lak Tus. But scientist George Tarleton has captured a piece of that awesome entity and plans to reactivate it for his own evil purposes. The only hope for mankind against this mad scheme: the strange alien being called the Vision! Collecting ULTIMATE VISION #0-5.
Rated T+ …$14.99

DAILY BUGLE FEBRUARY NEWSPAPER
8 PGS./RATED T+ (each)

Posters

SPIDER-MAN: BRAND NEW DAY JIMENEZ POSTER
24×36 Color Poster…$7.99

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