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Preview: Mighty Avengers #14

Sentry Is Targeted By The Skrulls in Mighty Avengers!

The Skrull hunt continues! After the shocking reveal of a new Howling Commandos team in the last issue, Eisner-award winning writer, and the brain behind Secret Invasion, Brian Michael Bendis focuses on the Golden Guardian of Good in Mighty Avengers #14! This Secret Invasion tie-in, with eye popping art from rising star Khoi Pham (Incredible Hercules), answers the questions surrounding the erratic Sentry and arrives wrapped in a stunning cover by artist Marko Djurdjevic!

A continuing enigma to the Marvel Universe, Sentry’s fragile mental state makes him a ticking time bomb, leaving everyone around him in constant danger. In the Sentry’s darkest hour, one could only expect an appearance from his arch-nemesis, The Void… but how does this tie into the Skrull invasion?

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Mighty Avengers and all other Secret Invasion tie-ins as they continue to sell out at Diamond and as fans continue to ask “Who do you trust?”

What are the Skrulls’ plans for Bob Reynolds? How does his wife Lindy factor in? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Mighty Avengers #14!

MIGHTY AVENGERS #14 (MAR082207)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by KHOI PHAM
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Rated A …$2.99
FOC—5/1/08, On-Sale—5/21/08

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Preview: Giant Size Astonishing X-Men #1

Whedon & Cassaday’s Groundbreaking ASTONISHING X-MEN Epic Concludes!

Too big for a normal issue, the conclusion to Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s groundbreaking X-Men epic arrives in Giant Size Astonishing X-Men #1! This double-sized issue brings Spider-Man, The Avengers and Fantastic Four into the battle with Breakworld — but will they aid the X-Men in their time of need? And even if they do help, how can the X-Men’s newest enemies be defeated in time to save the Earth? Cyclops and his team must put it all on the line — and one of the X-Men won’t be walking away from this fight. With a gorgeous wraparound cover by John Cassaday, featuring the Marvel Universe’s greatest heroes, and loaded with extras, Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1 is the X-Men comic that no X-Fan can afford to miss!

Wrapping up all the plot threads introduced in the series that changed the comic industry, one of the best selling creative teams of the decade bids farewell the to X-Men in Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1! But just who will make it back from this final battle…and will they ever be the same again? Plus, don’t miss the Giant Size Astonishing X-Men Poster, in stores now!

GIANT-SIZE ASTONISHING X-MEN #1 (DEC072218)
GIANT-SIZE ASTONISHING X-MEN #1 INKED VARIANT COVER (MAR088068)
Written by JOSS WHEDON
Pencils & Wraparound Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Rated T+ …$4.99
FOC—5/8/08, On-Sale—5/28/08

GIANT-SIZE ASTONISHING X-MEN POSTER
24×36 Color Poster…$7.99
On-Sale—NOW!

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Marvel Noise Episode 32: Marvel Noise Dig

The third of May is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! And Jon Hook wants to tell you what Elite Comics has in store for its patrons. Following that we have the new releases for the week and an all new, all different Bring ‘em Back by Backwards Dave! Mike Sims and the Mighty Marvel Movie Minute!! Current Events with Pat Loika (warning: Secret Invasion spoilers)!!! A voicemail from Carlos Cordova!!!! With a special guest appearance by Aaron C. Macom of SciFi Dig!!!!!

Comics mentioned this week include Avengers: The Initiative, Daredevil, New Avengers, Thor, X-Men: Legacy, Ms. Marvel, Mighty Avengers, Punisher, and Marvel Team-Up.

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Marvel items on sale, 4.30.08

Comics

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #12
COVER BY: STEVE UY
WRITERS: DAN SLOTT & CHRISTOS GAGE
PENCILS and INKS: STEVE UY
“CHANGING OF THE GUARD”
Daddy’s home. IRON MAN comes to Camp Hammond, and he’s NOT happy.
The first year of the Initiative comes to a dramatic close as members are laid to rest, drummed out, declared AWOL, or…awarded their full Hero’s License. See who graduates and find out what super-teams they’ll be assigned to as the NEXT era of the Initiative begins! Plus: as a new 3-D MAN appears, the base is suddenly short one Skrull…but not how you’d think…
Also guest-starring MS. MARVEL!
Rated T+ …$2.99

DAREDEVIL: BLOOD OF THE TARANTULA #1
COVER BY: MARKO DJURDJEVIC
WRITER: ANDE PARKS (from a story idea by ED BRUBAKER and ANDE PARKS)
PENCILS: CHRIS SAMNEE
INKS: CHRIS SAMNEE
“Blood of the Tarantula”
Carlos LaMuerto, a.k.a. Black Tarantula, is finally doing something good with his life. Well, at least it ain’t all bad. Lying low after getting out of prison and wiping out an entire gang, Carlos has become a low-key Robin Hood — cleaning up the neighborhood he used to run as a gang lord. But he’s about to discover that leaving his past behind isn’t as simple as a change of attitude…as ghosts from his former life haunt him, Carlos turns to his friend/adversary, Matt Murdock. Now Black Tarantula and Daredevil must work together to save the streets of Hell’s Kitchen from a powerful new gang from Carlos’ homeland.
Rated T+ …$3.99

GIANT-SIZE AVENGERS/INVADERS #1
COVER BY: SAL BUSCEMA
WRITER: ROY THOMAS
PENCILS: SAL BUSCEMA, FRANK ROBBINS, AL AVISON, ALEX SCHOMBURG, DON RICO, LEE ELIAS, and LEE WEEKS
INKS: SAM GRAINGER, FRANK SPRINGER, AL GABRIELLE, and JESSE DELPERDANG, MIKE PERKINS & LEE WEEKS
Whet your appetite for Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Steve Sadowski’s 12-part AVENGERS/INVADERS maxi-series with these classic tales! Witness the Invaders’ first appearance in AVENGERS #71 (1969), as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes encounter the wartime Captain America, Human Torch and Sub-Mariner – and experience the story from the Invaders’ point of view in INVADERS ANNUAL #1 (1977). Finally, the Invaders thwart a Nazi assassination attempt on President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill in GIANT-SIZE INVADERS #2 (2005). Also featuring in-depth dossiers on both teams and AVENGERS/INVADERS preview pages!
Rated T+ …$3.99

IMMORTAL IRON FIST #14
COVER BY: KAARE ANDREWS
WRITERS: MATT FRACTION & ED BRUBAKER
PENCILS: TONCI ZONJIC, CLAY MANN, and KANO
INKS: STEFANO GAUDIANO and KANO
This is it, kids–the skull–busting, chest–punching, punch–kicking conclusion to THE SEVEN CAPITAL CITIES OF HEAVEN. Seven practitioners of super kung fu, champing at the bit to bloody each other to a pulp. A rogue Hydra cell, intent on destroying K’un-Lun from Earth, loads its terror train full of explosives and prepares to fire it through a warp in space-time. A schism in the leadership of K’un-Lun threatens to tear the city in two. The original Heroes for Hire, outgunned, outmanned, and out of time somewhere in Tibet. And Davos, the arch-rival of Iron Fist, intent on exploiting all this chaos, wants to assassinate Danny Rand once and for all. When was the last time a comic melted your face off? When was the last time you read THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST?
Rated T+ …$3.99
*The Immortal Iron Fist #14 (FEB082224D, $3.99; FOC 04/10/08) will have art by Tonci Zonjic and Kano, not the originally solicited David Aja.

Marvel Adventures Iron Man #12 $2.99
Marvel Comics Presents Vol 2 #8 $3.99
Marvel Illustrated Moby Dick #3 $2.99

NEW AVENGERS #40
COVER BY: ALEKSI BRICLOT
WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
PENCILS: JIM CHEUNG
INKS: JOHN DELL
SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!
Very special guest artist Jimmy Cheung returns to the pages of New Avengers for this very important tie-in issue. Spinning right off of events in NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI #1, find out exactly how the Skrull empire was able to infiltrate the Marvel Universe and who instigated the invasion and why.
Rated A …$2.99

New Warriors Vol 4 #11 $2.99
Secret Invasion #1 2nd Ptg Leinil Francis Yu Variant Cover $3.99
Order Vol 2 #10 $2.99

THOR: AGES OF THUNDER #1
COVER BY: MARKO DJURDJEVIC
WRITER: MATT FRACTION
PENCILS: PATRICK ZIRCHER and KHARI EVANS
INKS: PATRICK ZIRCHER and VICTOR OLAZABA
As the Mighty Thor reclaims his rightful spot in the Marvel Pantheon, we join Matt Fraction and Patrick Zircher for a special examining the triumphs and tragedies that have befallen the God of Thunder across the eons. As the things he holds dearest are threatened by unimaginable forces of evil, Thor must rise up, again and again, to hold the line against terror and chaos as only the God of Thunder can!
Rated T+ …$3.99

Ultimate Human #4 $2.99
Ultimate X-Men #93 $2.99

X-MEN: LEGACY #210
COVER BY: DAVID FINCH
WRITER: MIKE CAREY
PENCILS: SCOT EATON and GREG LAND
INKS: JOHN DELL & ANDREW HENNESSY and JAY LEISTEN
In the wake of Messiah CompleX, there are no X-Men and mutantkind still lies in ruin. With Magneto depowered and Xavier gravely injured, it seems their reign as the preeminent mutants has ended. But neither of these old soldiers is willing to go gentle into that good night, as Exodus learns when he squares off against Xavier on the psychic plane, with the fate of Professor X’s mind at stake.
Rated A …$2.99

Collections

ALL-NEW OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z VOL. 2 PREMIERE HC
COVER BY: TOM GRUMMETT
WRITER: JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, MICHAEL HOSKIN, ERIC J. MOREELS, DAVID WILTFONG, RONALD BYRD, SEAN MCQUAID, MARK O’ENGLISH, STUART VANDAL, MIKE FICHERA, MADISON CARTER, JACOB ROUGEMONT, AL SJOERDSMA, KYLE SIMS, CHRIS BIGGS, and CHAD ANDERSON
Continuing the most exciting and comprehensive Marvel handbook ever assembled! This twelve-volume guide to the Marvel Universe features more than 100 huge entries in each tome! This issue – from Blade to the Crooked World! Spotlighting people (Blink, Blob, Bullseye, Cable, Luke Cage, Cannonball, Captain America, Captain Britain, Captain Marvel, Carnage, Amadeus Cho, Citizen V, Colossus), teams (the Brotherhood, Circus of Crime), species (the Brood, Celestials), items (the Cosmic Cube) and more!
Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3099-3

BLACK PANTHER: LITTLE GREEN MEN TPB
COVER BY: BILLY TAN
WRITER: REGINALD HUDLIN
PENCILS: ANDREA DIVITO and CAFU
Someone get them a road map! The New Fantastic Four have just taken another wrong turn on the dimensional superhighway – and this time, they’ve landed in the middle of a gang-war between machine-gun toting Skrulls! It’s clobberin’ time – in the arena and in the streets, between the Gangsters and Panthers, and between the Fantastic Four and the elusive, malicious Golden Frogs! Gangsta-gangsta! Collecting BLACK PANTHER #31-34.
Rated T+ …$10.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2657-7

FANTASTIC FOUR: THE BEGINNING OF THE END TPB
COVER BY: MICHAEL TURNER
WRITERS: DWAYNE MCDUFFIE and KARL KESEL
PENCILS: PAUL PELLETIER and TOM GRUMMETT
The original Fantastic Four is together again, just in time to cross paths with a hero who has traveled twenty years into the past in a desperate attempt to save his future from Reed Richards, the madman who is about to change the face of the planet. Oh, and the hero who has come back to save the world? His name is Doctor Doom. Plus: Diablo’s back – more dangerous than ever as the potion-toting terrorist declares alchemical warfare on the FF! Making matter worse, the World’s Greatest Imaginauts are becoming more and more tired, irritable, delirious…sick! Coincidence…or part of Diablo’s nightmarish plan? Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #525-526 and #551-553.
Rated A …$12.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2554-9
*The Fantastic Four TP: Beginning of the End (FEB082304D) will be 120 pages, not 168 pages, and the price will now be $12.99, not $14.99. Also, Fantastic Four: Isla De La Muerte will not be part of the TP’s contents.

KABUKI REFLECTIONS
COVER BY: DAVID MACK
WRITER: DAVID MACK
PENCILS: DAVID MACK
This square-bound art book acts as a tie-in to the DVD documentary on Mack’s work, THE ALCHEMY OF ART: DAVID MACK from Herovideoproductions.com.
REFLECTIONS #10 features details and commentary on never-before-seen art and stories – including Mack’s new children’s book THE SHY CREATURES, handmade books and paintings from the DVD. Also featuring step-by-step art techniques, and loads of art and extras you’ve never seen before. Ever wonder how David Mack does his artwork? How his pages and covers go from sketches and drawings to finished art? How he uses models and figure drawings? It’s all in here with lots of extras!
Rated T+ …$5.99

PENANCE: RELENTLESS TPB
COVER BY: PAUL GULACY
WRITER: PAUL JENKINS
PENCILS: PAUL GULACY
From the pages of CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE and THUNDERBOLTS! Once he was a hero, now only a shell of Robbie Baldwin remains. As Penance, he begins a slow descent into madness: the most hated man in America, blamed for the disaster at Stamford, tortured by visions of his failure and obsessed with strange, seemingly meaningless numbers. A relentless pursuit begins… Collecting PENANCE: RELENTLESS #1-5.
Rated T+ …$13.99

PUNISHER: CIRCLE OF BLOOD PREMIERE HC (and VARIANT)
COVER BY: MIKE ZECK
WRITER: STEVEN GRANT and JO DUFFY
PENCILS: MIKE ZECK and MIKE VOSBURG
The Punisher’s in prison, but he can’t complain…now the criminals have nowhere to run! But while he’s in gray, his trademark black-and-white look’s being used by an army out to wipe out the mob and anyone else in the way! Marvel’s vicious veteran vigilante finds out who to kill and who to trust in his original miniseries! Collecting PUNISHER #1-5.
Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2331-6
*The Punisher Premiere HC: Circle of Blood and Direct Market Variant (FEB082291-2D, $19.99; FOC 03/20/08) will be 176 pages, not the originally solicited 144 pages. Extra content will include original pencils by Mike Zeck, a Punisher Portfolio, original ad for the miniseries, and more.

THOR BY J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI VOL. 1 PREMIERE
COVER BY: OLIVIER COIPEL
WRITER: J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
PENCILS: OLIVIER COIPEL
INKS: MARK MORALES
Not a clone! Not a robot! Not an imaginary story! The God of Thunder is officially BACK! You’ve waited for it, you’ve demanded it…and we say thee YEA! The Odinson comes roaring back to life in this highly anticipated saga by red-hot superstars J. Michael Straczynski (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Olivier Coipel (HOUSE OF M)! But how does a god return from Ragnarok? And what place will he find in a world torn by CIVIL WAR? Collecting THOR #1-6.
Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3011-6
*The Thor by J. Michael Straczynski Premiere HC Vol. 01 (JAN082208D, $19.99; FOC 03/13/08) will have 160 pages, not the originally solicited 144 pages and will have a new cover from that which was originally solicited.

X-MEN: MESSIAH COMPLEX HC
COVER BY: MARC SILVESTRI
WRITERS: ED BRUBAKER, MIKE CAREY, CRAIG KYLE, CHRIS YOST, and PETER DAVID
PENCILS: MARC SILVESTRI, BILLY TAN, CHRIS BACHALO, HUMBERTO RAMOS, and SCOT EATON
The biggest event to hit the X-Men in ten years is here! Just when it looked like there was no possibility of a future for mutants, hope arrives. But the X-Men aren’t there to meet it – the Marauders and Purifiers beat them to it. Now the race is on to get the first new mutant since HOUSE OF M! Collecting X-MEN MESSIAH COMPLEX one-shot, UNCANNY X-MEN #492-494, X-MEN #205-207, NEW X-MEN #44-46 and X-FACTOR #25-27.
Rated T+ …$39.99

Signed/Exclusives Variants

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #555 DF Signed By Chris Bachalo $19.99
Hulk Vol 2 #1 DF Exclusive Dale Keown Variant Cover CGC 9.8 $89.99
Uncanny X-Men #497 Incentive Skrully Variant Cover – [PI]
X-Force Vol 3 #1 Bloody Variant Cover CGC 9.8 $72.99

Preview: Incredible Hercules #117

Hercules & The God Squad Join Secret Invasion!

With Secret Invasion in full swing, Hercules’ sister Athena has banded together a sacred group of deities to face the imminent Skrull threat! Incredible Hercules #117, a tie-in to the red-hot Secret Invasion event, gives you a front row seat to a battle of divine proportions. In this issue, the critically acclaimed writing team of Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente unveil the premiere appearance of the all new GOD SQUAD, including fan-favorite Snowbird! With pencils from the rising star Rafa Sandoval and a stunning cover by John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson and Dean White, this issue is sure to make your eyes pop.

Brian Joel of IGN states that “Herc is one of the most consistently enjoyable and well-done books on the stands today.”

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Incredible Hercules and all other Secret Invasion tie-ins as they continue to sell out at Diamond and as fans continue to ask “Who do you trust?”

Can the GOD SQUAD protect the Marvel Universe from the “Sacred Invasion”? How will the master tactician, Amadeus Cho, fit into this epic equation? And is one of them a Skrull?! Find out the answers to these questions and more in the action-packed Incredible Hercules #117!

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #117 (MAR082211) (SI)
Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR., KLAUS JANSON & DEAN WHITE
Rated A …$2.99
FOC—5/1/08, On-Sale—5/21/08

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MyCup o’ Joe Week 6

Joe Quesada Presents An Exclusive Look at Amazing Spider-Man!

The debut of exclusive new pages from Amazing Spider-Man, a full colored lettered preview of Guardians of The Galaxy #1 and reaction to New York Comic Con are all in this week’s installment of MyCup o’ Joe at MySpace Comic Books. And just how will Stan Lee’s impromptu appearance affect Marvel’s Editor in Chief, Joe Quesada? Check out the exclusive video to find out! Joe Q also answers your fan questions and lets you know why you can’t miss Marvel Apes right at http://www.myspace.com/comicbooks!

Want to get in on the action? Head over to http://www.marvel.com/cupojoe and http://www.myspace.com/comicbooks to leave your questions for Joe Q and he’ll answer them each and every Friday!

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Sold Out Issues of X-Force Return With A Vengeance

You wanted it, now you’ve got it! After an overwhelming demand for the sold out issues of X-Force #1-3, Marvel is proud to announce X-Force: Legacy of Vengeance, collecting the first three chapters of this red hot storyline! From the phenomenal writing duo of Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle (New X-Men), featuring, absolutely stunning art by rising star artist Clayton Crain, this X-Men; Divided We Stand tie-in reveals the future of mutantkind! Following the Earth-shattering events of the smash hit Messiah CompleX, Cyclops has put together a brand-new dark-ops team that only he and members Wolverine, X-23, Warpath and Rahne know about. There are lines that the X-Men have sworn never to cross, but the X-Men are no more and some enemies need to be dealt with – permanently. This book has it all: Purifiers, the classic X-villain Bastion, and action that only a team led by Wolverine can bring. All this is wrapped in a new vibrant X-Force cover that you’ll need to see to believe!

Francis Davis of FractalMatter.com says “X-Force is a compelling must read.” and Kevin Powers of Comicsbulletin.com says “Anyone who likes mutants, military operations, Wolverine-esque violence and pure bad-assery is sure to love this title, because you get all of that rolled into one.”

The events in Messiah CompleX shook the X-Men to their core and this special one-shot is a perfect look into how the all-new, all-different X-Force take on their first mission — but will they survive the X-perience? Don’t miss your chance to catch up on these sold-out issues in X-Force: Legacy of Vengeance!

X-FORCE: LEGACY OF VENGEANCE (MAR088081)
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRIS YOST
Penciled by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Rated T+…$4.99
FOC—5/08/08, On-Sale—5/28/08

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Who Returns To Make Ghost Rider’s Life a Living Hell?

GHOST RIDER #23 (MAR082179)
Written by JASON AARON
Art by ROLAND BOSCHI
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Parental Advisory …$2.99
FOC—5/01/08, FOC—5/21/08

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Sneak Peeks: Titles Shipping 4.30.08 (Part III)

Another week, another batch of Sneak Peeks! With many thanks to Marvel, we have the opening pages of Daredevil: Blood of the Tarantula, The Order #10, and Avengers: The Initiative #12; and the first couple pages of the four stories that can be found in Giant-Size Avengers/Invaders #1, all scheduled to be in stores next Wednesday!

Be warned, you may find some spoilers in the following images.

DAREDEVIL: BLOOD OF THE TARANTULA #1
COVER BY: MARKO DJURDJEVIC
WRITER: ANDE PARKS (from a story idea by ED BRUBAKER and ANDE PARKS)
PENCILS: CHRIS SAMNEE
INKS: CHRIS SAMNEE
“Blood of the Tarantula”
Carlos LaMuerto, a.k.a. Black Tarantula, is finally doing something good with his life. Well, at least it ain’t all bad. Lying low after getting out of prison and wiping out an entire gang, Carlos has become a low-key Robin Hood — cleaning up the neighborhood he used to run as a gang lord. But he’s about to discover that leaving his past behind isn’t as simple as a change of attitude…as ghosts from his former life haunt him, Carlos turns to his friend/adversary, Matt Murdock. Now Black Tarantula and Daredevil must work together to save the streets of Hell’s Kitchen from a powerful new gang from Carlos’ homeland.
Rated T+ …$3.99

THE ORDER #10
COVER BY: BARRY KITSON WRITER: MATT FRACTION BREAKDOWNS: BARRY KITSON
PENCILS: JAVIER SALTARES
INKS: SCOTT HANNA, VICTOR OLAZABA & NELSON
Shell-shocked, shattered, and–worst of all—depowered, the men and women that were once the Order stand face to face with the big-bad that’s toyed with them for 9 whole issues in various forms and guises and shapes and sizes. They might be broken–but can The Order be beaten? The end of a strange and vicious trip arrives, and God only knows if the Order will survive. As this is our last issue, y’know, you might think you know the answer. But you might be wrong! You don’t know. You DON’T! Hooray! Goodbye! By Matt Fraction (PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL, Casanova), Kaare Evans (Immortal Iron Fist) and Barry Kitson (Empire, Legion of Superheroes).
Rated T+ …$2.99

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #12
COVER BY: STEVE UY
WRITERS: DAN SLOTT & CHRISTOS GAGE
PENCILS and INKS: STEVE UY
“CHANGING OF THE GUARD”
Daddy’s home. IRON MAN comes to Camp Hammond, and he’s NOT happy.
The first year of the Initiative comes to a dramatic close as members are laid to rest, drummed out, declared AWOL, or…awarded their full Hero’s License. See who graduates and find out what super-teams they’ll be assigned to as the NEXT era of the Initiative begins! Plus: as a new 3-D MAN appears, the base is suddenly short one Skrull…but not how you’d think…
Also guest-starring MS. MARVEL!
Rated T+ …$2.99

GIANT-SIZE AVENGERS/INVADERS #1
COVER BY: SAL BUSCEMA
WRITER: ROY THOMAS
PENCILS: SAL BUSCEMA, FRANK ROBBINS, AL AVISON, ALEX SCHOMBURG, DON RICO, LEE ELIAS, and LEE WEEKS
INKS: SAM GRAINGER, FRANK SPRINGER, AL GABRIELLE, and JESSE DELPERDANG, MIKE PERKINS & LEE WEEKS
Whet your appetite for Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Steve Sadowski’s 12-part AVENGERS/INVADERS maxi-series with these classic tales! Witness the Invaders’ first appearance in AVENGERS #71 (1969), as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes encounter the wartime Captain America, Human Torch and Sub-Mariner – and experience the story from the Invaders’ point of view in INVADERS ANNUAL #1 (1977). Finally, the Invaders thwart a Nazi assassination attempt on President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill in GIANT-SIZE INVADERS #2 (2005). Also featuring in-depth dossiers on both teams and AVENGERS/INVADERS preview pages!
Rated T+ …$3.99

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Sneak Peeks: Titles Shipping 4.30.08 (Part II)

Another week, another batch of Sneak Peeks! With many thanks to Marvel, we have the opening pages of New Avengers #40, Thor: Ages of Thunder #1, Marvel Illustrated: Moby Dick #3, Marvel Adventures Iron Man #12, and Ultimate X-Men #93 all scheduled to be in stores next Wednesday!

Be warned, you may find some spoilers in the following images.

NEW AVENGERS #40
COVER BY: ALEKSI BRICLOT
WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
PENCILS: JIM CHEUNG
INKS: JOHN DELL
SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!
Very special guest artist Jimmy Cheung returns to the pages of New Avengers for this very important tie-in issue. Spinning right off of events in NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI #1, find out exactly how the Skrull empire was able to infiltrate the Marvel Universe and who instigated the invasion and why.
Rated A …$2.99

THOR: AGES OF THUNDER #1
COVER BY: MARKO DJURDJEVIC
WRITER: MATT FRACTION
PENCILS: PATRICK ZIRCHER and KHARI EVANS
INKS: PATRICK ZIRCHER and VICTOR OLAZABA
As the Mighty Thor reclaims his rightful spot in the Marvel Pantheon, we join Matt Fraction and Patrick Zircher for a special examining the triumphs and tragedies that have befallen the God of Thunder across the eons. As the things he holds dearest are threatened by unimaginable forces of evil, Thor must rise up, again and again, to hold the line against terror and chaos as only the God of Thunder can!
Rated T+ …$3.99

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: MOBY DICK #3
COVER BY: JOHN WATSON
WRITER: ROY THOMAS (and HERMAN MELVILLE)
PENCILS: PASCAL ALIXE
INKS: VICTOR OLAZABA
Ahab’s vessel, the Pequod, encounters the ship Samuel Enderby, whose captain lost an arm to Moby Dick and will hunt the whale no more. When Ahab learns where the monster was last sighted, he enlists his blacksmith to create a special harpoon: a harpoon that will ensure the destruction of the great white whale that haunts his fevered nightmares and gives him no peace.
Parental Advisory …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #12
COVER BY: FRANCIS TSAI
WRITER: FRED VAN LENTE
PENCILS: SCOTT KOBLISH
At long last, Iron Man is reunited with his missing father in the heart of Africa–but he has to free him from the clutches of Kiber the Cruel!
All Ages …$2.99

ULTIMATE X-MEN #93
COVER BY: SALVADOR LARROCA
WRITER: ROBERT KIRKMAN
PENCILS: HARVEY TOLIBAO
It’s Robert Kirkman’s final issue of ULTIMATE X-MEN – and he’s going out with a bang! Has the worst happened? Has Apocalypse triumphed? If so, there is only one force in the universe with the power to end his iron fisted reign. But it is a power of such magnitude that its slightest misuse could bring about the end of all things!
Rated T+ …$2.99

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Sneak Peeks: Titles Shipping 4.30.08 (Part I)

Another week, another batch of Sneak Peeks! With many thanks to Marvel, we have the opening pages of Immortal Iron Fist #14, X-Men: Legacy #210, Ultimate Human #4, and New Warriors #11; and the first two pages of the four stories in Marvel Comics Presents #8 all scheduled to be in stores next Wednesday!

Be warned, you may find some spoilers in the following images.

IMMORTAL IRON FIST #14
COVER BY: KAARE ANDREWS
WRITERS: MATT FRACTION & ED BRUBAKER
PENCILS: TONCI ZONJIC, CLAY MANN, and KANO
INKS: STEFANO GAUDIANO and KANO
This is it, kids–the skull–busting, chest–punching, punch–kicking conclusion to THE SEVEN CAPITAL CITIES OF HEAVEN. Seven practitioners of super kung fu, champing at the bit to bloody each other to a pulp. A rogue Hydra cell, intent on destroying K’un-Lun from Earth, loads its terror train full of explosives and prepares to fire it through a warp in space-time. A schism in the leadership of K’un-Lun threatens to tear the city in two. The original Heroes for Hire, outgunned, outmanned, and out of time somewhere in Tibet. And Davos, the arch-rival of Iron Fist, intent on exploiting all this chaos, wants to assassinate Danny Rand once and for all. When was the last time a comic melted your face off? When was the last time you read THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST?
Rated T+ …$3.99

X-MEN: LEGACY #210
COVER BY: DAVID FINCH
WRITER: MIKE CAREY
PENCILS: SCOT EATON and GREG LAND
INKS: JOHN DELL & ANDREW HENNESSY and JAY LEISTEN
In the wake of Messiah CompleX, there are no X-Men and mutantkind still lies in ruin. With Magneto depowered and Xavier gravely injured, it seems their reign as the preeminent mutants has ended. But neither of these old soldiers is willing to go gentle into that good night, as Exodus learns when he squares off against Xavier on the psychic plane, with the fate of Professor X’s mind at stake.
Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATE HUMAN #4
COVER BY: CARY NORD
WRITER: WARREN ELLIS
PENCILS: CARY NORD
Hulk vs. Iron Man – the conclusion! The full scope of Peter Wisdom’s terrifying plan is revealed, but Tony Stark and Bruce Banner are powerless to stop his mad scheme! Has the world traded the horror of the Hulk for a menace many times more deadly? The dream team of Warren Ellis and Cary Nord deliver a shock ending to the climax of this critically acclaimed event.
Rated T+ …$2.99

NEW WARRIORS #11
COVER BY: NIC KLEIN
WRITER: KEVIN GREVIOUX
PENCILS: PACO MEDINA
INKS: JUAN VLASCO
Would you trust a man who puts you in harm’s way? Someone who throws you into the path of a maniac for what he claims is the greater good? The New Warriors are becoming increasingly suspicious of their leader. When Night Thrasher pits the team against a super-villain who’s out of their league, the Warriors are left to wonder: What could possibly be worth their lives?
Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #8
COVER BY: BRANDON PETERSON
WRITERS: MARC GUGGENHEIM, IVAN BRANDON, ANDY SCHMIDT, and RICH KOSLOWSKI
PENCILS: FRANCIS TSAI, NIKO HENRICHON, MARCO TURINI, and MARCO CHECCHETTO
Aaron Stack has been drinking again…drinking to keep the ghosts of his past at bay. It wouldn’t be a problem if he was just a man—but he’s MACHINE MAN, and his past has a way of coming alive! Join 24/7 creator Ivan Brandon and Pride of Baghdad artist Niko Henrichon for the debut of an all-new 5-part Machine Man tale! Plus: CYCLOPS & WOLVERINE go hunting, WEAPON OMEGA battles U.S. Agent, and VANGUARD reveals the truth about the murder of John Doe.
Rated A …$3.99

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