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Sneak Peeks: Titles Shipping 12.4.08 (Part II)

Courtesy of Marvel, we have some preview pages for titles shipping Thursday, December 4th.

CRIMINAL #7
COVER BY: SEAN PHILLIPS
WRITER: ED BRUBAKER
PENCILS: SEAN PHILLIPS
INKS: SEAN PHILLIPS
COLORS: VAL STAPLES

NOTHING IS WHAT IT SEEMS AS THIS BAD NIGHT COMES TO ITS THUNDERING END!**
The conclusion of “Bad Night” spins a deadly web of lies and murder, as CRIMINAL’s new expanded format keeps the hits coming! What’s left of Jacob K.’s life has been ripped apart by a chance meeting on one bad night. But when all the things he’s been running from come to the surface, we may just learn the Jacob himself is much more than what he seems. And on top of this longer-than-usual length main story, CRIMINAL now features an expanded back-pages section, as well – with articles by Brubaker and other top crime writers, from novelists to screenwriters to comic writers. These noir articles can only be found in the CRIMINAL comics, not in any collections.
Mature Content/No Ads… $3.50

ETERNALS #6
COVER BY: DANIEL ACUNA
WRITER: CHARLES KNAUF & DANIEL KNAUF
PENCILS: DANIEL ACUNA
INKS: DANIEL ACUNA
COLORED BY: DANIEL ACUNA
LETTERED BY: TODD KLEIN
How many Eternals must die before Gilgamesh’s unbridled thirst for their blood is slaked? And how does he expect to ensure that immortals remain dead? As Ikaris grows weary in his attempts to awaken the memory of Philip Stoss, aka Phastos, the absence of Sersi may move him to take drastic steps. Plus, having lost contact with Makari, the Dreaming Celestial has initiated a fail-safe that could mean a spiraling end to all life on Earth! Time is running out, for the Eternals!
Rated T+ …$2.99

IMMORTAL IRON FIST #20
COVER BY: TRAVEL FOREMAN
WRITER: DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
PENCILS: TRAVEL FOREMAN & RUSS HEATH
COLORED BY: MATT MILLA
LETTERED BY: DAVE LANPHEAR
EDITOR: WARREN SIMONS

Danny Rand’s life–it all comes down to this! The job title may be “Immortal Iron Fist,” but the individuals who take on that mantle are anything but. And after his 33rd birthday, Danny found out exactly why–when he came face to face with the Ch’i-Lin, a malevolent force that kills every Iron Fist at age 33. But why? And how was his predecessor, the long-lived Orson Randall, able to escape it? Danny better figure something out fast, or he’ll be trading in his costume for a green-and-yellow body bag! It’s the pulse-pounding conclusion of THE MORTAL IRON FIST, by Duane Swierczynski (CABLE) and Travel Foreman (ARES)!
Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 #3
COVER BY: GREG LAND & JUSTIN PONSOR
WRITER: FRED VAN LENTE
PENCILS: KEV WALKER
INKS: KEV WALKER
COLORS: JEAN-FRANCOIS BEAULIEU
LETTERED BY: VC – RUS WOOTON
EDITOR: BILL ROSEMANN

The epic battle of Zombie vs. Robot shambles on! All that stands between the flesh-crazed armies of the Marvel Zombies and the entirety of the Marvel Universe is…Aaron “Machine Man” Stack? And if he has to shoot, slice, explode, melt, dissolve, chop, crush, dismember, fry, electrocute, bludgeon, blast, harpoon, and, of course, insult every super-powered cannibal in the Zombieverse, well, that’s just what he’s gonna do. But unbeknownst to him, the Zombie Kingpin has already hatched a fiendish plot to ensure that all of the M.U. will be consumed by an undead apocalypse!
Parental Advisory …$3.99

MOON KNIGHT: SILENT NIGHT #1
COVER BY: CLAYTON CRAIN
WRITER: PETER MILLIGAN
PENCILS: LAURENCE CAMPBELL
INKS: LAURENCE CAMPBELL
COLORED BY: LEE LOUGHRIDGE
LETTERS: VC’S RUS WOOTEN
EDITOR: AXEL ALONSO

“A CHRISTMAS DREAM”
You’ve been good? Tell that to Santa. You’ve been naughty? Look out for Moon Knight! Christmas Eve. A time for family. A time to dream. For Moon Knight’s sometime paramour Marlene it’s a chance to sit by the fire and dream of a future in which her boyfriend isn’t a borderline psychotic vigilante. But for Moon Knight, it’s just a night like any other — and tonight he’s got his sights on a pair of hitmen who picked the wrong Santa to kill.
48 PGS./One-Shot/Parental Advisory …$3.99

PUNISHER MAX X-MAS SPECIAL #1
COVER BY: CHRIS BACHALO
WRITER: JASON AARON
PENCILS: ROLAND BOSCHI
INKS: ROLAND BOSCHI
COLORS: DANIAL BROWN
LETTERS: VC’S CORY PETIT
EDITOR: AXEL ALONSO

“AND ON EARTH PEACE, GOOD WILL TOWARD MEN”
It just wouldn’t be Christmas without the Punisher, now would it? There’s no room at the inn for a mobster and his pregnant wife who are on the run from rival gangsters, but lucky for them Frank Castle is in a giving mood. Though keeping them alive won’t be easy, what with three vicious gun-toting wise-guys and a wacked-out pimp named Shepherd all hot on their trail. But then nobody ever said Christmas miracles came easy, did they?
Explicit Content …$3.99


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Sneak Peeks: Titles Shipping 12.4.08 (Part I)

Courtesy of Marvel, we have some preview pages for titles shipping Thursday, December 4th.

CABLE #9

COVER BY: ARIEL OLIVETTI
WRITER: DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
PENCILS: ARIEL OLIVETTI
COLORED BY: ARIEL OLIVETTI
LETTERS: VC’S JOE CARAMAGNA
EDITOR: AXEL ALONSO

“WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD,” PART 3
Would you destroy the world, if it was your only chance to save it? No, not this world. A dark, twisted, miserable version of this world—one that shouldn’t even exist. One that won’t exist, if you succeed. That’s the choice Lucas Bishop had to make it—and he’d make it again, in a heartbeat. He’s been captured by X-Force, but it’s all part of the plan. And while Cyclops thinks he’s finally removed the only threat to the Cable and the mutant messiah child out in the timestream, he couldn’t be more wrong. He’s only made it worse.
Rated T+ …$2.99

NEW EXILES #15

COVER BY: ALEX GARNER
WRITER: CHRIS CLAREMONT
PENCILS: TIM SEELY
INKS: TIM SEELY
COLORED BY: WIL QUINTANA
LETTERED BY: TOM ORZECHOWSKI
EDITOR: MARK PANICCIA
In a world where dinosaurs and humans fight side by side to ensure global security, an invading alien force threatens to destroy all that they have accomplished. But the aliens’ objective is not to destroy this world—that is only a means to their true end; the assassination of their own rightful queen! Plus, as the New Exiles fight beside the Sons of Iron and Daughters of the Dragon to save their planet, a deadly force from the Exiles own past returns for a final showdown. Empress Hydra is back, and with her minions at her side only one thing is for certain: someone must die!
Rated A …$2.99

WEAPON X: FIRST CLASS #2

COVER BY: MICHAEL RYAN
WRITER: MARC SUMERAK
PENCILS: MARK ROBINSON
INKS: ROB CAMPANELLA
COLORED BY: SOTOCOLOR’S J. BROWN
LETTERED BY: DAVE SHARPE
EDITOR: MARK PANICCIA
The journey into Wolverine’s mind continues as Professor X and Logan dig deeper for answers about the mysterious mutant’s past. But when the truth about the Weapon X Program finally begins to surface, the repressed emotions tied to those memories may be too much for Logan to handle! It’s not just a history lesson… it’s a lesson in pain! PLUS: A warped tour of the Weapon X facility, as seen through the eyes of everyone’s favorite Merc-with-a-Mouth — DEADPOOL!
Rated A …$3.99

WOLVERINE: MANIFEST DESTINY #2

COVER BY: DAVE WILKINS
WRITER: JASON AARON
PENCILS: STEPHEN SEGOVIA
INKS: NOAH SALONGA & STEPHEN SEGOVIA
COLORED BY: JOHN RAUCH & ZAC ATKINSON
LETTERED BY: VC – CORY PETIT
EDITOR: JOHN BARBER

Wolverine is back in Chinatown, settling old scores. First up, his vengeful ex-girlfriend. Only problem, she now commands an army of gun-toting thugs, along with four mystical Kung Fu warriors, who together put a beatdown on Wolvie the likes of which hasn’t been seen in years. Now with Wolverine driven into hiding and the entire city out searching for him, who will dare come to his aid?
Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-MEN NOIR #1

COVER BY: DENNIS CALERO
WRITER: FRED VAN LENTE
PENCILS: DENNIS CALERO
INKS: DENNIS CALERO
COLORED BY: DENNIS CALERO
LETTERED BY: NATE PIEKOS
EDITOR: NATHAN COSBY

“The coroner’s men flipped the redheaded corpse over so Dukes and Magnus from Homicide could get a better look at her. ‘Better’ being a relative term in this case, with the claw marks that slashed her face into a featureless, bloody mask and turned her guts into a butcher shop explosion. “But the tattoo — the simple, encircled ‘X’ above the left shoulder blade — remained intact, and Dukes pointed it out with the toe of his wingtip once Peter the rookie was done heaving up lunch. ‘See this ink?’ he said. ‘Means she did time at this reform school upstate, run by this shrink, Xavier…’”
Parental Advisory …$3.99

X-INFERNUS #1

COVER BY: DAVID FINCH
WRITER: C.B. CEBULSKI
PENCILS: GIUSEPPI CAMUNCOLI
INKER: JESSE DELPERDANG
COLORIST: MARTE GARCIA
LETTERER: DAVE LANPHEAR
EDITOR: NICK LOWE

The X-Men promise to make this one of the hottest winters ever! When last we saw Darkchylde, she had claimed the throne of Limbo as her own. And now she’s determined to get her soul back, even if she has to conquer Earth in the process. Can the combined forces of the X-Men stop her rampage? They’ll have to fight through every demon in Limbo to try.
Rated T+ …$3.99

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Marvel Noise Episode 58

Since you’re probably going to stuff yourself silly this week (and have some shopping to do), this should help while away the time. Pat has your new releases, Steve reminisces on 1991, Tom returns with the next part of his history lesson on the Avengers, and Mike is back! But not with the segment you might think… We also have voicemails! And the host mentions Marvel’s recent mutant offerings!

Titles mentioned include Uncanny X-Men, X-Men: Legacy, Wolverine: Origins, Deadpool, X-Men/Spider-Man, Young X-Men, Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel, and Amazing Spider-Man

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Marvel items on sale, 11.26.08:

Avengers The Initiative Vol 2 Killed In Action TP $19.99
Captain America Death Of Captain America Vol 3 Man Who Bought America HC $19.99
Captain America Vol 5 #44 Regular Steve Epting Cover $2.99
Captain America Vol 5 #44 Variant Sal Buscema Cover $2.99
Daredevil Vol 2 #113 $2.99
Ghost Rider Danny Ketch #2 $3.99
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 #7 Incentive Jim Valentino Variant Cover (War Of Kings Tie-In) – [PI]
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 #7 Regular Clint Langley Cover (War Of Kings Tie-In) $2.99
Hulk Vol 2 #8 Regular Arthur Adams Cover $2.99
Hulk Vol 2 #8 Regular Frank Cho Cover $2.99
Hulk Vol 2 #8 Variant Sal Buscema Cover $2.99
Incredible Hercules #123 $2.99
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #42 $2.99
Marvel Adventures Iron Man Armored Avenger TP Digest $8.99
Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #5 $2.99
Marvel Masterworks Golden Age All-Winners Vol 3 HC Regular Dust Jacket $59.99
Marvel Masterworks Golden Age All-Winners Vol 3 HC Variant Dust Jacket $59.99
Ms Marvel Vol 2 #33 $2.99
New Avengers Vol 8 Secret Invasion Book 1 HC $19.99
New Warriors Vol 4 #18 $2.99
Nova Vol 4 #19 $2.99
Runaways Vol 3 #4 $2.99
Secret Invasion Inhumans #4 $2.99
Secret Invasion X-Men #4 $2.99
She-Hulk 2 #35 $2.99
Skaar Son Of Hulk #5 $2.99
Thor Man Of War $3.99
True Believers #5 $2.99
Ultimate Hulk vs Iron Man Ultimate Human TP $15.99
Ultimate Spider-Man #128 (Ultimatum Tie-In) $2.99
Ultimate X-Men #98 (Ultimatum Tie-In) $2.99
Wolverine First Class #9 $2.99
Wolverine Origins #30 (Original Sin Part 5) $2.99
X-Force Vol 3 #9 $2.99
X-Men First Class Band Of Brothers TP $14.99
X-Men Legacy Vol 1 Divided He Stands TP $15.99
X-Men Legacy Vol 2 Sins Of The Father HC $24.99

Product Updates:

  • Ms. Marvel #33 (SEP082356D, $2.99; FOC 11/06/08) will have art by Adriana Melo, not Paulo Siqueira.
  • New Warriors #18 (SEP082370D, $2.99; FOC 11/06/08) will have art by Casey Jones, not Reilly Brown.
  • Skaar: Son of Hulk #5 (SEP082379D, $2.99; FOC 11/06/08) will have art by Jackson Guice and Ron Garney.
  • Wolverine: First Class #9 (SEP082407D, $2.99; FOC 11/06/08) will have a cover by Roberto De La Torre, not Salva Espin.

THOR #600 Variant And New Interior Art Revealed!

Marvel is pleased to both unveil the variant to Thor #600 from superstar artist Olivier Coipel and announce that acclaimed penciller David Aja (Immortal Iron Fist) will be illustrating Stan Lee’s special all-new story! The Thor creative team of J. Michael Straczynski and Olivier Coipel present an epic story for this historic milestone issue as Thor clashes with an opponent unlike any he’s ever faced! Along with a special story by Chris Giarrusso, plus variant covers by Marko Djurdjevic and Gabriele Dell’Otto, this special issue — clocking in over 100 pages — is a can’t miss for any Marvel fan! This is the series that IGN.Com called “one of the best the superhero genre has to offer. The series also has an entirely original tone that sets it apart from its top tier comrades.”

This January, lightning strikes stronger than ever before in Thor #600!

THOR #600 (NOV082404)
THOR #600 DELL’OTTO VARIANT (NOV082405)

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI, STAN LEE & CHRIS GIARRUSSO
Penciled by OLIVIER COIPEL, CHRIS GIARRUSSO & DAVID AJA
Wraparound Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
Variant Wraparound Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Variant Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Rated T+ …$4.99
FOC – 12/18/08 ON SALE – 1/21/08

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Sneak Peeks: Titles Shipping 11.26.08 (Part VI)

Courtesy of Marvel, we have some preview pages for titles shipping Wednesday, November 26th.

SECRET INVASION: X-MEN #4
COVER BY: TERRY DODSON
WRITER: MIKE CAREY
PENCILS: CARY NORD
LETTERED BY: VC – JOE CARAMAGNA
The X-Men’s guerrilla tactics force Commander H’Kurrek to take ruthless measures against the people of San Francisco. Thousands of lives are at stake, and there are only minutes in which to ask: but are the X-Men prepared to descend to the same tactics as their enemies, and target the innocent in order to win a war?
Rated T+ …$2.99


ULTIMATE X-MEN #98
COVER BY: MARK BROOKS
WRITER: ARON E. COLEITE
PENCILS: MARK BROOKS
INKS: KARL STORY
COLORED BY: STUDIO F – EDGAR DELGADO
LETTERED BY: COMICRAFT ALBERT DESCHESNE
EDITOR: MARK PANICCIA
Ultimatum tie-in! The unthinkable has happened as the X-Men find themselves reeling from the devastating events of Ultimatum. As Xavier’s pupils prepare to retaliate, one X-Man is conspicuously left off the roster. As her time as part of Weapon X is counted against her, how can Rogue prove her loyalty? How far will she go? And just what is her mysterious connection to Vindicator of Alpha Flight?! His identity finally revealed!!!
Rated T+ …$2.99


WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #9
COVER BY: ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
WRITER: FRED VAN LENTE
PENCILS: TERRY PALLOT
LETTERED BY: SIMON BOWLAND
Flashing claws versus fists of fury! That’s right — Wolverine takes on SHANG-CHI, MASTER OF KUNG-FU! ‘Nuff said!
Rated A …$2.99

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #30
COVER BY: MIKE DEODATO & RICHARD ISANOVE
WRITER: DANIEL WAY
PENCILS: MIKE DEODATO
INKS: MIKE DEODATO
COLORED BY: RAINIER BEREDO
LETTERED BY: VC – CORY PETIT
EDITOR: JOHN BARBER

ORIGINAL SIN
Continued from X-MEN: LEGACY #218! Searching for his kidnapped son, Wolverine will let nothing stand in his way—not even The Hellfire Club! Meanwhile, what dark secrets will Professor X unearth inside the scorched battlefield that is Wolverine’s mind? And what will it tell him about his own past deeds? Find out here in the mind-shattering—literally mind-shattering—conclusion to ORIGINAL SIN! Part 5 (of 5)
Parental Advisory …$2.99


X-FORCE #9
COVER BY: MIKE CHOI
WRITER: CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
PENCILS: MIKE CHOI
COLORED BY: SONIA OBACK
LETTERED BY: VC – CORY PETIT
EDITOR: JOHN BARBER
“OLD GHOSTS”
As Warpath fights for his life and very soul in the American Southwest, Wolverine gets lucky in Japan. Because you demanded it, DOMINO joins X-Force as they continue to hunt down the . Vanisher has begrudgingly led the team right to the abandoned labs of recently deceased MISTER SINISTER, but X-Force’s enemies are right on their heels. PLUS: What’s happening to Wolfsbane? Part 3 (of 4)
Parental Advisory …$2.99



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Sneak Peeks: Titles Shipping 11.26.08 (Part III)

Courtesy of Marvel, we have some preview pages for titles shipping Wednesday, November 26th.

DAREDEVIL #113
COVER BY: MARKO DJURDJEVIC
WRITER: ED BRUBAKER
PENCILS: MICHAEL LARK &
STEFANO GAUDIANO
COLORED BY: MATT HOLLINGSWORTH
LETTERED BY: CHRIS ELIOPOULOS
EDITOR: WARREN SIMONS

Matt comes face to face with one of the deadliest and most alarming new characters he’s ever encountered–Lady Bullseye! Plus…who is the mysterious old man at the center of the in-fighting within the Hand…and how is he linked to Matt Murdock’s past? It’s Part 3 of “Lady Bullseye,” by the award-winning creative team of Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark!!
Rated T+ …$2.99


GHOST RIDER: DANNY KETCH #2
COVER BY: CLINT LANGLEY
WRITER: SIMON SPURRIER
PENCILS: JAVIER SALTARES
INKS: TOM PALMER
COLORED BY: DAN BROWN
LETTERED BY: VC’S JOE CARAMAGNA
EDITOR: DANIEL KETCHUM

For sixty seconds Danny Ketch felt alive, for the first time in years. The Ghost Rider reborn: dark and vicious and magnificent.And then it’s gone. And now there’s a shotgun in Danny’s face, a hole in his soul where there should be fire and smoke and vengeance, and nobody around to tell him what the hell is going on. This is not a good way to start the day, and it’s only going to get worse. The hero who fell from grace continues his agonized scrabble back into the light, via exploding Cornish pixies, vermin in the shadows, and an enormous fiery elephant.
Parental Advisory …$3.99


NEW WARRIORS #18
COVER BY: NIC KLEIN
WRITER: KEVIN GREVIOUX
PENCILS: CASEY JONES
INKER: JUAN VLASCO
COLORS: VAL STAPLES
LETTERED BY: VC – JOE CARAMAGNA
EDITOR: DANIEL KETCHUM

The future isn’t so bright.
Not when Iron Man has taken the Superhuman Registration Act to new heights and imposed his rule over a good chunk of the free world. Super heroes have been outlawed and any hope of resistance has been crushed. And while the New Warriors try to escape this world gone wrong, Night Thrasher takes it upon himself to be the one who just might set things right…
Rated T+ …$2.99

RUNAWAYS #4
COVER BY: HUMBERTO RAMOS
WRITER: TERRY MOORE
PENCILS: HUMBERTO RAMOS
INKS: DAVE MEIKIS
COLORED BY: CHRISTINA STRAIN
LETTERS: VC’S CORY PETIT
EDITOR: NICK LOWE

The Runaways are breaking up! Something is splitting the team in two and it’s not just the attack by the aliens who are hunting Karolina. Can the kids get back together in time to save their teammate? Chances aren’t looking good!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

TRUE BELIEVERS #5
COVER BY: PAUL GULACY
WRITER: CARY BATES
PENCILS: PAUL GULACY
INKS: PAUL GULACY
COLORED BY: RAINIER BEREDO
LETTERED BY: DAVE LANPHEAR
EDITORS: LAZER & ROSEMANN

Guest-starring Iron Man! To obtain the final clue she needs to solve her father’s murder, Payback has made an enemy of Tony Stark. Big mistake. Now that she’s finally on the verge of learning the killer’s identity, can she put the pieces of the puzzle together before the Armored Avenger makes good on his vow to take down all the True Believers?
Parental Advisory …$2.99

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Sneak Peeks: Titles Shipping 11.26.08 (Part II)

Courtesy of Marvel, we have some preview pages for titles shipping Wednesday, November 26th.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7
COVER BY: CLINT LANGLEY
WRITER: DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
PENCILS: PAUL PELLETIER
INKS: RICK MAGYAR
COLORED BY: WIL QUINTANA
LETTERED BY: VC – JOE CARAMAGNA
EDITOR: BILL ROSEMAN

A new story-arc! A new line-up! And Star-Lord…missing! The shocking revelations made at the end of their Secret Invasion adventure have ripped the team apart! Is there anyone left to continue the task of guarding the galaxy? Who are the new additions to the team? Is this issue going to be packed full of shocks and surprises? This is DnA and Pelletier…so what do you think? A new chapter begins here, so this is your chance to join the title that has IGN.com raving: “It’s witty, it’s fun, and it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite monthly titles from Marvel.”
Rated T+ …$2.99


MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #42
COVER BY: CLAYTON HENRY
WRITER: PAUL TOBIN
PENCILS: DAVID HAHN
INKS: DAVID HAHN
COLORS: SOTOCOLOR’S A. DALHOUSE
LETTERED BY: NATE PIEKOS
EDITOR: NATHAN COSBY

DOOMED ELECTION: The Fantastic Four travel to Latveria after Doctor Doom bows to international pressure and opens the office of Supreme President to a democratic election! Of course, Doom has a plan for some serious election fraud, but when his voting scheme backfires the Fantastic Four are caught between Latveria’s progressive new leader and one VERY angry ex-tyrant!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99


NOVA #19
COVER BY: FRANCESCO MATT MATTINA
WRITER: DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
PENCILS: WELLINTON ALVES & GERALDO BORGES
INKS: SCOTT HANNA & NELSON PEREIRA
COLORED BY: GURU-EFX
LETTERED BY: VIRTUAL CALLIGRAPHY
EDITOR: BILL ROSEMANN

Could it be…the return of the Nova Corps? After last issue’s jaw-dropping cliff-hanger, will things ever be the same for Richard Rider? What is the Worldmind up to, and what will it mean for the future of the Human Rocket and the Nova Corps itself?! Cosmic fans will not want to miss this status-quo-changing chapter of the series Ain’t It Cool News calls “Brilliant. Just brilliant.”
Rated T+ …$2.99

SECRET INVASION: INHUMANS #4
COVER BY: STJEPAN SEJIC
WRITER: JOE POKASKI
PENCILS: TOM RANEY
INKS: SCOTT HANNA
COLORED BY: GURU-EFX
LETTERED BY: VC – CORY PETIT
EDITOR: BILL ROSEMANN

The hunt for Black Bolt concludes – launching the Inhumans into their new destiny in the Marvel Universe! It’s sister vs. sister, cousin vs. cousin, Kree vs. Skrull! The loyalty lines are redrawn within the royal family as the Inhumans’ mission reaches critical mass! Can Medusa and her tribe get it together to save their once and future King? Or has it all been for nothing? The seeds for the WAR OF KINGS are planted right here!
Rated T+ …$2.99


SKAAR: SON OF HULK #5
COVER BY: RON GARNEY
WRITER: GREG PAK
PENCILS: RON GARNEY
COLORED BY: PAUL MOUNTS
LETTERED BY: VC – JOE CARAMAGNA
EDITOR: MARK PANICAO

The battle for Prophet Rock begins! Can Skaar seize the true power of his Oldstrong heritage? Can Old Sam, Princess Omaka, and the refugees of Sakaar survive long enough to find out? And what shocking secret could change everything once it falls from the lips of the blind Shadow Priest of Axeman Bone? More epic barbarian action as the Son of Hulk smashes through the savage planet of Sakaar!
Parental Advisory …$2.99



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Sneak Peeks: Titles Shipping 11.26.08 (Part I)

Courtesy of Marvel, we have some preview pages for titles shipping Wednesday, November 26th.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #44
COVER BY: STEVE EPTING
WRITER: ED BRUBAKER
PENCILS: LUKE ROSS
INKERS: PABLO LAGUNA & RICK MAGYAR
COLORED BY: FRANK D’ARMATA
LETTERED BY: VC – JOE CARAMAGNA
EDITOR: TOM BREVOORT

Part two of this smashing three-parter pits Bucky Barnes, the new Captain America, against his own past as the Winter Soldier, and one of Steve Rogers deadliest foes… as the remnants of the Cold War creep into the states, searching for a secret weapon that only Cap can stop them from getting their hands on. But is that really what’s happening, or is it all a trap? Find out here – by Brubaker and Luke Ross!
Rated T+ …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #123
COVER BY: CLAYTON HENRY
WRITER: FRED VAN LENTE & GREG PAK
PENCILS: CLAYTON HENRY
INKS: CLAYTON HENRY
COLORED BY: GURU-EFX
LETTERED BY: VC – JOE CARAMAGNA
“LOVE & WAR (Part 3)”
We know you’ve all been there, guys. We know it stinks. Your best bud gets a new girlfriend, and suddenly you never see him any more. And when you’re Hercules, your BFF is Amadeus Cho, and his new girlfriend is a psychopathic Amazonian princess who wants to destroy the world as we know it with an ancient Atlantean artifact… Well. That really stinks. Guest-Starring Namor the Sub-Mariner!
Rated A …$2.99


MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #5
COVER BY: ROGER CRUZ
WRITER: PAUL TOBIN
PENCILS: JACOPO CAMAGNI
INKS: NORMAN LEE
COLORS: GURU EFX
LETTERED BY: NATE PIEKOS
EDITOR: NATHAN COSBY

A VERY STRANGE DAY: In his MA: Super Heroes debut, Doctor Strange encounters a cosmically powered creature known as a Zakimiya, which has been allowing its newborn babies to feed on the very fabric of reality. Dang! Luckily, Doctor Strange has a plan—recruit a magically souped-up Spider-Man to web shut the holes in the fabric of reality, and then hope the two of them can bluff their way to victory against the all-powerful Zakimiya. Good luck with that!
All Ages …$2.99


MS. MARVEL #33
COVER BY: DAVID YARDIN & RAIN BEREDO
WRITER: BRIAN REED
PENCILS: ADRIANA MELO
INKER: MARIAH BENES
COLORED BY: CHRIS SOTOMAYOR
LETTERED BY: DAVE SHARPE
EDITOR: STEPHEN WACKER

The untold tale of Carol Danver’s days as a secret agent continues! What is Ascension? What is the CIA doing in Afghanistan? And what does all of this have to do the post-Secret Invasion world? Brian Reed (SECRET INVASION: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Paulo Siqueira (THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) have all the answers.
Rated T+ …$2.99

THOR: MAN OF WAR #1
COVER BY: MARKO DJURDJEVIC
WRITER: MATT FRACTION
PENCILS: CLAY MANN & PATRICK ZIRCHER
INKS: VICTOR OLAZABA
COLORED BY: PAUL MOUNTS & JUNE CHUNG
LETTERED BY: VC – JOE CARAMAGNA
EDITOR: WARREN SIMONS

For countless millennia, over and again has the mighty, thunderous, impetuous, petulant god Thor raged and rebelled against the leadership of his father and lord, the all-powerful Odin. The capricious tantrums of a selfish titan, spoiled by his own power. But…ODIN HAS HAD ENOUGH! And so as the cycle is repeated in all ages, Thor must ultimately face the fullest wrath of the enraged All-Father! Witness the final and the most epic, earth-shattering, sky-scorching battle ever unleashed by the THOR: AGES OF THUNDER and THOR: REIGN OF BLOOD creative team of Matt Fraction and Patrick Zircher!
One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99


ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #128
COVER BY: STUART IMMONEN & RICHARD ISANOVE
WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
PENCILS: STUART IMMONEN
INKS: WADE VON GRAWBADGER
COLORED BY: JUSTIN PONSOR
LETTERED BY: VC – CORY PETIT
EDITOR: MARK PANICCIA

An unwelcome caller pays a visit to the Parker household in the form of Eddie Brock, the former host to the sinister Venom symbiote! Blaming Peter for his loss of the symbiote, Eddie will stop at nothing to regain it. As the situation comes unglued with the untimely arrival of Gwen Stacy, it’s Ultimate Venom versus Ultimate Carnage as War of the Symbiotes comes to its crashing conclusion! Plus: More on the mysterious Beetle and his mission for the “master”!
Rated A …$2.99



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Axel Alonso Has Plans For Deathlok In This Week’s MyCup o’Alonso!

Joe’s still out and we’ve got Executive Editor, Axel Alonso driving the MyCup o’ Joe train this week! Axel sits down with journalist Jim McLauchlin this week to answer a bountiful bevy of questions about Marvel and other pressing issues of the day throughout comics only at www.myspace.com/comicbooks. Axel talks a whole lot about the X-MEN (even tells us his favorite), DEADPOOL and DEATHLOK. That’s right, DEATHLOK. Curious about the Marvel Knights line? Loving Sub-Mariner: The Depths and Magneto: Testament? Well then this week’s column is for you! All this and so much more, including Axel’s favorite PUNISHER villain.

As always, we’re answering your fan questions! You sent them in, we locked Axel in his office and he answered them. Did you submit a question? Well be sure to head on over to www.myspace.com/comicbooks and get in on the fun. Joe’s back next week so be sure to leave your questions and who knows, maybe yours will get answered!

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Review: Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #35

Wanted by the Russians for violating Russian airspace. Strapped to a dissecting table, getting ready to be filleted open by a very nasty looking scapal and an even nastier looking Skrull. Plus, the whole world’s quickly falling into chaos. Things are starting to look kinda bleak for ol’ James “Rhodey” Rhodes! Get ready for some all out Skrull blasting action in the conclusion to War Machine: Weapon of S.H.I.E.L.D!

Awesome, awesome issue! Writer Christos Gage and artist Sean Chen have delivered a solid winner with this book! From the opening page, the story takes off and doesn’t let up until the last panel! Gage’s script features some absolutely fantastic dialog, especially with the character of Crimson Dynamo. There is one scene in particular with Dynamo receiving orders from his superiors and he’s trying to decide whether to follow the orders or go with what he believes is the right thing to do that I really thought was terrific. The whole moment just felt very real and believable. As far as I can remember, this is the first time I have ever read anything with Crimson Dynamo before, but I definitely want to see some more of him! As far as Rhodey goes, I loved his portrayal in this book. From giving a Skrull a laser labotomy to using himself as a human missle to take down Skrull battle cruisers, I was really digging his pull no punches, full throttle attitude!

The art from Chen, inker Sandu Florea, and colorist Jay David Ramos was absolutely top notch. There were some wonderful splash pages scattered throughout and all the battle sequences were wonderfully detailed. Plus, the cover from Adi Granov of War Machine diving into battle with guns blazing is just spectacular!

In all, this was just a really fantastic issue all around. From the writer to all the artists involved, everyone delivered a top notch read. This issue has really got me fired up to check out the upcoming War Machine series coming this December!

COVER BY: ADI GRANOV
WRITER: CHRISTOS GAGE
PENCILS: SEAN CHEN
INKS: SANDU FLOREA
COLORED BY: JAY DAVID RAMOS
LETTERED BY: VC – JOE CARAMAGNA
EDITOR: BILL ROSEMANN
Rated T+ …$2.99

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