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Sneak Peeks: Titles Shipping 3/4/09 (Part IV)

Courtesy of Marvel here are preview pages for War of Kings #1, Dark Reign: Fantastic Four #1, New Avengers: The Reunion #1, and Dead of Night Featuring Werewolf by Night #3, all scheduled to ship next week.

WAR OF KINGS #1
COVERS BY: BRANDON PETERSON, RON LIM, LEINIL FRANCIS YU, and BRANDON PETERSON
WRITERS: DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
PENCILS: PAUL PELLETIER
INKS: RICK MAGYAR
COLORED BY:
LETTERED BY:
In the aftermath of the Secret Invasion, Black Bolt has led the Inhumans on a shockingly savage path to restore their strength and security. But that path has brought them into direct confrontation with the Shi’Ar Empire – and their mad ruler Vulcan! Who will get in the first strike? Who will fall on the bloody battlefield? Who will rule? The Imperial Guard, the Starjammers, the Inhuman Royal Family and more of your favorite sci-fi characters are locked on a collision course…and it all starts here! Join the acclaimed team of Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (NOVA) and Paul Pelletier (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) for a pivotal turning point in Marvel’s cosmic history!
Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK REIGN: FANTASTIC FOUR #1
COVERS BY: SIMONE BIANCHI and MARKO DJURDJEVIC
WRITER: JONATHAN HICKMAN
PENCILS: SEAN CHEN
INKS:
COLORED BY:
LETTERED BY:
Dark Reign strikes Marvel’s first family—in an explosive way! Prepared to be blown away as: HAMMER agents attack the Baxter Building. Reed changes everything. The Human Torch suffers a horrible loss and Franklin and Val go shopping. There’s Time travel, Alternate realities, Celestials, Eternals, Deviants and Doombots… and more important than all of that, we find out the answer to the question: What is the Bridge?
Rated A …$2.99

NEW AVENGERS: THE REUNION #1
COVERS BY: JO CHEN
WRITER: JIM MCCANN
PENCILS: DAVID LOPEZ
INKS: ALVARO LOPEZ
LETTERED BY: DAVE LANPHEAR
In the wake of SECRET INVASION, Mockingbird is alive and has returned to Earth after being held captive by the Skrulls. Ronin, her estranged husband, volunteers to help her adjust to her new life as a member of the new Avengers, but some old wounds run too deep. And what deadly secret did she bring back with her that could tear them, and the world, apart once more? It’s high-octane action and intrigue as the Mr. & Mrs. Smith of the Marvel Universe take on one of the biggest threats in the world…and each other!
Rated A …$3.99

DEAD OF NIGHT FEATURING WEREWOLF BY NIGHT #3
COVER BY: MICO SUAYAN
WRITER: DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
PENCILS: MICO SUAYAN
COLORED BY: IAN HANNIN
LETTERED BY: NATE PIEKOS
Jack Russell follows the bloody trail behind the senseless attack that turned his life upside-down…and you won’t believe where it leads him! Shocking secrets, stunning betrayals, and answers to questions Jack never even knew to ask! All in a brutal, gory, outrageous splatter-fest of horror and suspense, by Duane Swierczynski (IMMORTAL IRON FIST) and Mico Suayan (MOON KNIGHT)!
Explicit Content …$3.99

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Sneak Peeks: Titles Shipping 3/4/09 (Part III)

Courtesy of Marvel here are preview pages for Cable #12, Deadpool #8, X-Men/Spider-Man #4, and X-Men: First Class Finals #2, all scheduled to ship next week.

CABLE #12
COVER BY: ARIEL OLIVETTI
WRITER: DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
PENCILS: JAMIE MCKELVIE
INKS: JAMIE MCKELVIE
COLORED BY: GURU-EFX
LETTERED BY: VC – TBD
PRELUDE TO WAR — “WASTELAND BLUES,” PART 2 OF 2
For more than seven years, Cable has focused on one thing: protecting the little girl who he believes will grow up to become the savior of mutantkind. But now they’ve timeslid into a barren, lifeless pocket of the future, where there’s no food, no water, and no way out. When Cable collapses from hunger and exhaustion, the girl faces the first challenge of her young life: saving her protector.
Rated T+ …$2.99

DEADPOOL #8
COVER BY: JASON PEARSON
WRITER: DANIEL WAY
PENCILS: PACO MEDINA
INKS:
COLORED BY:
LETTERED BY: VC
“MAGNUM OPUS,” PART 1 OF 4
SPECIAL CROSSOVER WITH THUNDERBOLTS! Deadpool unleashes his most insane plan yet: a full-on assault against Norman Osborn! As Deadpool storms his way to the top of Avengers Tower, Osborn is forced to pull out all the stops to save his own skin — and that means deploying the brand new Thunderbolts! Plug your ears, kids — this is gonna be loud!
Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-MEN/SPIDER-MAN #4
COVER BY: MARIO ALBERTI
WRITER: CHRISTOS GAGE
PENCILS: MARIO ALBERTI
INKS: MARIO ALBERTI
COLORED BY: MARIO ALBERTI
LETTERED BY: JARED FLETCHER
It all leads up to this! The past comes back to haunt the modern-day X-Men and Spider-Man–with a vengeance–as Sinister’s scheme reaches its fruition. A new evil is unleashed on the world…one with some all-too-familiar qualities…one that even the combined might of Spidey and the X-Men may not be able to fight! If you wondered how this mini-series would affect the present-day Marvel Universe, wonder no more, true believer! (Oh, and that Alberti guy, the one whose art has been knocking everyone’s socks off? He’s still here too.)
Rated T+ …$3.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS FINALS #2
COVER BY: ROGER CRUZ
WRITER: JEFF PARKER
PENCILS: AMILCAR PINNA
INKS: ROGER CRUZ
COLORED BY: VAL STAPLES
LETTERED BY: NATE PIEKOS
Why are threats from the X-Men’s past coming back to haunt them, just as graduation looms? What kind of job could Cyclops hold out in the world? Why does Angel have to have costumes that his hair sticks out of nowadays? And does Professor Xavier even live here anymore? Come find more mysteries to ponder in the second part of FINALS!
Rated A …$3.99

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Sneak Peeks: Titles Shipping 3/4/09 (Part II)

Courtesy of Marvel here are preview pages for Spider-Man & Human Torch in…Bahia de los Muertos #1 (in English y en Espanol), Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk #3, and Hulk: Broken Worlds #1, all scheduled to ship next week.

SPIDER-MAN & THE HUMAN TORCH IN…BAHIA DE LOS MUERTOS! #1
COVER BY: JUAN DOE
WRITER: TOM BELAND
PENCILS: JUAN DOE
INKS: JUAN DOE
COLORED BY: JUAN DOE
LETTERED BY: DAVE LANPHEAR
The Fantastic Four are going back to Puerto Rico! And this time, the Human Torch is bringing his good buddy Spider-Man along for the ride! Off the coast of Puerto Rico, the small, paradise-like island of Vieques is home to plants, animals, people, and the world’s most beautiful glowing waters. But what deadly secret has turned the tranquil bay into…a giant radioactive monster?! And what unlikely ally turns out to be the only one who can help our heroes now? By Tom Beland and Juan Doe, the guys behind the madcap, heartwarming, fan-mega-favorite FANTASTIC FOUR: ¡ISLA DE LA MUERTE!
One-Shot/Rated A …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN Y LA ANTORCHA HUMANA EN…BAHIA DE LOS MUERTOS! #1
EDICION BORICUA EN ESPANOL
COVER BY: JUAN DOE
WRITER: TOM BELAND
PENCILS: JUAN DOE
INKS: JUAN DOE
COLORED BY: JUAN DOE
LETTERED BY: DAVE LANPHEAR
¡Los 4 Fantásticos regresan a Puerto Rico! Y esta vez, la Antorcha Humana trae a su buen amigo…¡el Hombre Araña! En Vieques, la Isla Nena – un paraíso terrenal a la costa este de Puerto Rico – ¡ha surgido un gran peligro! ¿Qué ha causado que las aguas brillantes más preciosas del mundo se conviertan en una bestia carnívora?! Nuestros héroes se enfrentan al terror de la bahía bioluminiscente…¿y quién será el amigo inesperado quien único los puede ayudar? Tom Beland y Juan Doe, los creadores de LOS 4 FANTÁSTICOS: ¡ISLA DE LA MUERTE!, lanzan una nueva aventura puertorriqueña…¡disponible en esta súper-especial edición boricua en español!
One-Shot/Rated A …$3.99

ULTIMATE WOLVERINE VS. HULK #3
COVERS BY: LEINIL FRANCIS YU and ADAM KUBERT
WRITER: DAMON LINDELOF
PENCILS: LEINIL FRANCIS YU
COLORED BY: DAVE MCCAIG
LETTERED BY: CHRIS ELIOPOULOS
IT’S BAAAAAACK! And it’s going ALL THE WAY!
The ultimate smackdown brought to you by the Emmy award-winning co-creator of the hit show LOST, Damon Lindelof, and superstar artist Leinil Yu (Secret Invasion) makes its triumphant return!! The preliminaries are out of the way, and now it’s time for the battle of the century between one hirsute X-Man and one Jade Giant. It ain’t gonna end pretty.
Rated T+ …$2.99

HULK: BROKEN WORLDS #1
COVER BY: MARK BROOKS
WRITERS: PAUL BENJAMIN, ROY THOMAS, FRED VAN LENTE, and PETER DAVID
PENCILS: DIEGO LATORRE, CLAYTON HENRY, HERB TRIMPE, and RODNEY BUCHEMI
INKS: DIEGO LATORRE
COLORED BY: BRAD ANDERSON
LETTERED BY: VC – JOE CARAMAGNA
Across the infinite stretches of the multiverse, countless worlds are forever changed by the monster known as the Hulk…but must his tale always end in tragedy? Join us as we revisit fan favorite Marvel alternate worlds for new tales of the rampaging green goliath! In this ALL-NEW oversized special, we journey to the House of M, the Microverse, a Future Imperfect, and the year 2099!
Rated A …$3.99

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Sneak Peeks: Titles Shipping 3/4/09 (Part I)

Courtesy of Marvel, here are preview pages for Agents of Atlas #2, Black Panther #2, Daredevil #116, and Secret Warriors #2, which are shipping next week.

AGENTS OF ATLAS #2
COVERS BY: GREG LAND and ED MCGUINNESS
WRITER: JEFF PARKER
PENCILS: CARLO PAGULAYAN and GABRIEL HARDMAN
COLORED BY: JANA SCHIRMER
LETTERED BY: NATE PIEKOS
Norman Osborn’s shadow government looks to pull ahead in the arms race with the help of the Atlas Foundation and the Uranian weaponry of the world’s most bizarre defense contractor, Marvel Boy! The dark contacts grow even more solid when Jimmy Woo meets his understudy – Temujin, the son of the Mandarin! How does this all connect to one of the Agents’ 1958 missions? Access M-11’s datahold and find out!
Rated T+ …$2.99

BLACK PANTHER #2
COVER BY: J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
WRITER: REGINALD HUDLIN
PENCILS: KEN LASHLEY
INKS: PAUL NEARY
COLORED BY: PAUL MOUNTS
LETTERED BY: VC – CORY PETIT
“DEADLIEST OF THE SPECIES,” PART 2
Tie-in to “DARK REIGN”
The Black Panther is back…and she’s badder than ever. That’s right — she! What happened to T’Challa? Who is the new Black Panther? And just where does Dr. Doom fit into all this? Find out the answers to all these questions…and why the female is the deadliest of the species.
Rated T+ …$2.99

DAREDEVIL #116
COVER BY: MARKO DJURDJEVIC
WRITER: ED BRUBAKER
PENCILS: DAVID AJA
INKS: DAVID AJA
COLORED BY: MATT HOLLINGSWORTH
LETTERED BY: CHRIS ELIOPOULOS
Nearly two years ago, the Kingpin left America to try to build a new life and find a new purpose for himself. Is that new life now coming to the attention of old enemies? And how does this connect to Matt Murdock and his troubles in New York with Lady Bullseye? Find out in this prelude to the new epic – RETURN OF THE KING. Reteaming four-time award-winning best writer Ed Brubaker with groundbreaking artist David Aja for the first time since their work on the cult sensation IMMORTAL IRON FIST!
Rated T+ …$2.99

SECRET WARRIORS #2
COVER BY: JIM CHEUNG
WRITER: JONATHAN HICKMAN
PENCILS: STEFANO CASELLI
INKS: STEFANO CASELLI
COLORED BY: DANIELE RUDONI
Exploding out of the pages of Secret Invasion and Mighty Avengers!!
Picking up from the earth-shattering conclusion to issue one… we find out who Nick Fury and his Secret Warriors’ real enemies are, where they’ve been hiding, and why they chose now to make their existence known. Get ready, this is going to send shock-waves that will ripple throughout the Marvel Universe. Hail Hydra!
Rated T+ …$2.99

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Beta Ray Bill Punches Galactus In This Week’s MyCup o’ Joe

mycup2009_week8_betaraybillJoe Quesada is back with MyCup o’Joe at MySpace Comic Books (http://www.myspace.com/comicbooks) and he’s got loads of news, including…Beta Ray Bill versus Galactus? That’s right, True Believers, and it’s only the beginning, as you’ll get your first look inside Dark Avengers #3, Dark Reign: Elektra and more! What’s next for the Young Avengers? Just what does a certain villain have planned in Secret Warriors? Answer and art abound in this jam packed edition of MCoJ!

Next week, red-hot Wolverine: Origins and Deadpool writer Daniel Way gets in on the action for MyCup o’Way! Make sure to leave your questions for the scribe at MySpace Comic Books today!

Head on over to http://www.myspace.com/comicbooks and leave your questions for Joe Q and he’ll be back to answer them! So what are you waiting for? Check out the latest MyCup o’ Joe now!

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The Epic X-Force/ Cable: Messiah War Begins!

messiahwar_prologue_cover_choiSpread your wings, lock and load, and pop those claws because X-Force/ Cable: Messiah War Prologue is heading your way! From the all-star team of writers, Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle, comes the sequel to the biggest X-Men event of the past decade, “Messiah CompleX!” After the birth of the first new mutant since the House of M, the X-Men’s lives have never been the same. Cable’s stuck in the future, Bishop’s been on a hunt, and Cyclops has been doing everything in his power to ensure the future of the mutant race. messiahwar_prologue_cover_andrewsWith explosive interiors from Young Guns ‘09 artist Mike Choi, prepare for all out action as Cyclops sends X-Force on a dangerous, time-traveling mission to save Cable and the child! However, when they get to the future they’re going to find something they never could have imagined!

“Kyle and Yost continue to prove themselves as experts in X-Men mythology and they are doing some great character work” – Paul Steven Brown, ComicAddiction.com

“Mike Choi’s art is clean, highly detailed, and effecting!” – Steven M. Bari, ComicsBulletin.com

“Kyle & Yost have a brilliant handle!” – Bryan Joel, IGN.com

“Choi’s art is undoubtedly excellent!” – James Hunt, ComicBookResources.com

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on X-Force, Cable, and all other X-related books as they continue to generate great reviews as excitement begins to build in regards to the upcoming event.

What happens when Cable reunites with his former teammates? It’s the X-epic everyone’s been waiting for and it all begins this March with X-Force/ Cable: Messiah War Prologue!

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X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR PROLOGUE (JAN092540)
X-FORCE/CABLE MESSIAH WAR PROLOGUE LIEFELD VAR (JAN092541)

Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Art by MIKE CHOI & SONIA OBACK
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
50/50 Cover by MIKE CHOI & SONIA OBACK
Variant Cover by ROB LIEFELD
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC – 3/5/09, On-Sale – 3/25/09

CABLE #13 (FEB092585)
“X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR,” PART 2
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Pencils & 50/50 Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
50/50 Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC – 3/12/09, On-Sale – 4/1/09

X-FORCE #14 (FEB092586)
“X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR” PART 3
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
50/50 Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
Parental Advisory …$2.99
FOC – 4/2/09, On-Sale – 4/22/09

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Preview: Deadpool: Suicide Kings #1

deadpool_suicidekings_01Who Framed Deadpool?

He’s the “Merc with a Mouth” and he’s gotten himself into a whole new world of trouble beginning this April in Deadpool: Suicide Kings #1 (of 5)! From the creative team of writer Mike Benson (Moon Knight, television’s Entourage) and artist Carlo Barberi comes an all-new explosive romp featuring everyone’s favorite wisecracking sociopath! After Deadpool is set up and framed, everyone wants a piece of him! If Wade hopes to survive and serve up a dish of some good ol’ revenge, he’s going to have go toe-to-toe with some of the Marvel U’s heaviest hitters: Punisher, Daredevil and the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Plus, a mind-blowing cover from red-hot artist Mike McKone!

Who will come out on top, “The Man without Fear” or Deadpool? Will the “Merc with a Mouth” put the Punisher in his place? And will Deadpool get tangled up by Spider-Man? You can only find out in Deadpool: Suicide Kings #1 (of 5)!

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DEADPOOL: SUICIDE KINGS #1 (of 5) (FEB092577)
Written by MIKE BENSON
Penciled by CARLO BARBERI
Cover by MIKE MCKONE
Parental Advisory …$3.99
FOC – 3/12/09, On-Sale – 4/1/09

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Marvel’s New Policy on Open Submissions

Due to an unprecedented number of unsolicited art and writing submissions, Marvel has altered its open submissions policy effective immediately. Marvel has remained the only major publisher to continue accepting open submissions, however that practice has been halted as we review our strategies for accepting future submissions.

Marvel has a proven track record of attracting new and emerging talent and does not plan on ending those efforts in any way.

“If you look at our track record over the last 18 months, I think you’ll find the names of more new writers and artists in Marvel books than ever before. Maybe more than at any other major comic book publisher, as a matter of fact,” says Marvel Talent Liaison C.B. Cebulski. “We pride ourselves on finding new voices and artistic styles to help us shape the Marvel Universe in original and exciting ways. And while the hunt for new artistic resources to help us ever expand the Marvel mythos will continue, we’ll just be going about it in different ways. We’ve examined all our past practices concerning talent recruitment and it quickly became clear that more ‘reactive’ methods such as open submissions were the least effective ways to open the Marvel door for up-and-comers. So instead we’ll be continuing with the more ‘proactive’ methods of artist and writer discovery that we’ve found so successful of late, including some soon-to-be-announced new outlets.”

While the open submissions policy has ceased, Marvel will continue its active recruitment of artists through its Talent Management department. Artists are also encouraged to bring portfolios for review to the major conventions at which Marvel will have a presence this year.

Talent Coordinator for Marvel, Chris Allo adds, “In regards to finding new artists, we in the Talent Management department will still continue to look at online websites such as Deviant Art, Comic Art Community, as well as comic art blogs, and other related sites. Online comics are rapidly becoming a source for scouting as well. And, of course, we will still go to the comic book stores on Wednesdays and see what new artists are out there working for other companies and on independent books.”

With the successful discovery and publishing of writers in the fields of comics as well as TV, film and literature, Marvel will continue to search out new voices in all published fields, as we have for the past number of years.

As new media and means of publishing comics on the web as well as small and independent press, we encourage all new creators to continue honing their craft by using all of the tools available during this time. Marvel will be announcing a new submissions policy in the near future.

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Marvel Noise Episode 68

wolvfc12We’re talkin’ Thunder God this week with thoughts on Thor #12 and #600.  Pat has the new releases and Steve impresses us with the first part in his series on the DeFalco and Ryan Fantastic Four.  Plus, not one, but two messages from Chris Chavez, aka Equinox!

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Marvel items shipping 2/25/09:

Avengers The Initiative #22 (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
Captain America Vol 5 #47 $2.99
Dark Avengers #1 2nd Ptg Mike Deodato Jr Variant Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) $3.99
Dark Reign Files $4.99
Dark Tower Treachery #6 Regular Jae Lee Cover $3.99
Dr Doom And The Masters Of Evil #2 $2.99
Enders Shadow Battle School #3 $3.99
Fantastic Four Vol 3 #554 Top Cow Marc Silverstri Variant Cover – [PI]
Fantastic Four Vol 3 #564 $2.99
Ghost Rider Danny Ketch #5 $3.99
Hulk Vol 2 #10 Incentive Art Adams Variant Cover – [PI]
Hulk Vol 2 #10 Regular Left Side Defenders Cover $3.99
Hulk Vol 2 #10 Regular Right Side Offenders Cover $3.99
Incredible Hercules #126 $3.99
Kick-Ass #1 Umpteenth Ptg $2.99
Kick-Ass #2 Umpteenth Ptg $2.99
Kick-Ass #3 Umpteenth Ptg $2.99
Kick-Ass #4 Umpteenth Ptg $2.99
Lords Of Avalon Knight Of Darkness #4 $3.99
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #45 $2.99
Marvels Eye Of The Camera #4 Black & White Version $3.99
Marvels Eye Of The Camera #4 Regular Version $3.99
Marvel Illustrated Treasure Island TP $14.99
Marvel Masterworks Atlas Era Strange Tales Vol 2 HC Regular Dust Jacket $59.99
Marvel Masterworks Atlas Era Strange Tales Vol 2 HC Variant Dust Jacket $59.99
Marvel Masterworks Mighty Thor Vol 8 HC Regular Dust Jacket $54.99
Marvel Masterworks Mighty Thor Vol 8 HC Variant Dust Jacket $54.99
Mighty Avengers #22 (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
Ms Marvel Vol 2 #36 (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
New Avengers #50 Regular Billy Tan Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) $4.99
New Avengers #50 Variant Kubert Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) $4.99
Nova Vol 4 #22 $2.99
Runaways Vol 3 #7 $2.99
Scourge Of The Gods #2 $5.99
Secret Invasion Black Panther TP $12.99
Secret Invasion Runaways Young Avengers TP $12.99
She-Hulk 2 #38 $3.99
Skaar Son Of Hulk #8 Incentive Ron Lim Variant Cover – [PI]
Skaar Son Of Hulk #8 Regular David Yardin Cover $2.99
Skrulls vs Power Pack TP Digest $9.99
Thunderbolts #129 Incentive Clint Langley Variant Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) – [PI]
Thunderbolts #129 Regular Francesco Mattina Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
Ultimate Spider-Man #131 (Ultimatum Tie-In) $2.99
War Machine Vol 2 #3 (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
Wolverine First Class #12 $2.99
Wolverine Origins #33 (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
Wonderful Wizard Of Oz #2 2nd Ptg Skottie Young Variant Cover $3.99
X-Force Vol 3 #12 $2.99
Ythaq Forsaken World #3 $5.99

Product Updates:

  • Captain America #47 (DEC082361D, $2.99; FOC 01/29/09) will have art by Butch Guice, not Steve Epting.
  • The previously unannounced cover artist for The Dark Tower: Treachery #6 Variant (DEC082331D, $3.99; FOC 02/05/09) will be Dennis Calero.
  • Dr. Doom and the Masters of Evil #2 (DEC082365D, $2.99; FOC 02/05/09) will have art by Jon Buran, in addition to the previously solicited Patrick Scherberger.
  • Incredible Hercules #126 (DEC082374D, $3.99, FOC 02/05/09) will be rated T+, not A.
  • Ms. Marvel #36 DKR (DEC082316D, $2.99; FOC 02/05/09) will have a new cover by Phil Jimenez that was previously solicited as the cover to Ms. Marvel #37 DKR (JAN092485D, $2.99; FOC 03/05/09), which will now have a new, previously unseen Phil Jimenez cover.
  • Nova #22 (DEC082385D, $2.99; FOC 02/05/09) will have art by Andrea Di Vito, not Wellinton Alves.
  • She-Hulk 2 #38 (DEC082390D, $3.99) will be 40 pages, not 48 pages. No content has been changed.
  • Skaar, Son of Hulk #8 (DEC082391D, $2.99; FOC 02/05/09) & #9 (JAN092525D, $2.99; FOC 03/05/09) will have art by Ron Lim, not Jackson Guice.
  • War Machine #3 DKR (DEC08 2318, $2.99) is now Rated T+, not A.
  • Wolverine: First Class #12 (DEC082409D, $2.99; FOC 02/05/09) will have art by Scott Koblish, not Wil Quintana

Preview: Dark Reign: Elektra #1

[singlepic id=14 w=138 h=211 float=left]DARK REIGN Falls As Elektra Returns

She’s been broken, beaten, and tortured by aliens…now she returns for vengeance in Dark Reign: Elektra #1 (of 5)! From red-hot writer Zeb Wells and acclaimed artist Clay Mann comes the Elektra [singlepic id=13 w=138 h=211 float=right]story everyone’s been waiting to see since the shocking revelations of New Avengers #31 in which it was revealed that she was replaced by a Skrull! In the aftermath of Secret Invasion, Elektra has found freedom, but along with it she’s also found trouble. As the deadliest assassin in the world attempts to clear her name, a lot of people want her head!

Elektra’s in store for the fight of her life and has never been in worse shape! She’s been to the far side of death and back, but will Dark Reign get the best of her? You can only find out when you pick up your copy of Dark Reign: Elektra #1 (of 5)!

DARK REIGN: ELEKTRA #1 (of 5) (JAN092471)
Written by ZEB WELLS
Pencils by CLAY MANN
50/50 Cover by LEE BERMEJO
50/50 Variant Cover by CLAY MANN
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC – 3/5, On-Sale – 3/25/09

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