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Super Hero Squad Show—Falcon Profile Video

Falcon

Falcon flies with wings made of “hard light” (a solid type of hologram). He’s upgraded them with Stark-built “feathers” that shoot out as projectiles. Falcon communicates telepathically with birds, particularly his pet falcon REDWING. He can even “see” through their eyes, which comes in handy when the team needs recon. The original adrenaline junkie, Falcon loves anything that moves fast, flies high or causes severe motion sickness. Passionate and optimistic at 17, he’s a born hot-dogger who’s finally made it to the big leagues. Beneath his jokester persona, he’s got a lot to prove.

Falcon’s going to figure out, over time, that he’s as powerful a hero as any and it’s got nothing to do with how much he can bench-press (260, if you must know). The others are going to learn that his tactical judgement is approaching that of his mentor, Cap.

Falcon and the other Squaddies: Iron Man asked the Falcon to join at Captain America’s suggestion. Cap trained the Falcon and knows what potential the impetuous speedster has. Falcon also loves nothing better than a good prank, whether it’s gluing Wolverine’s boots to the floor or covering the sleeping Hulk with temporary tattoos. Mornings on the Helicarrier frequently begin with a huge roar and a big green fist coming through Falcon’s wall. It’s a good thing he can fly fast. In spite of Wolverine’s repeated threats to turn Redwing into a squab dinner, the truth is that everyone in the Squad is kind of attached to the quirky bird, and even Wolverine has been caught sneaking him extra snacks.

In battle, Falcon provides the team’s SPEED FACTOR.

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From The Ashes of PUNISHER, FrankenCastle Rises & Sells Out!

Punisher_11_SecondPrintingVariantThe Punisher is dead — long live FrankenCastle! Marvel is pleased to announce that Punisher #11, the first appearance of the all-new FrankenCastle, has sold out at Diamond (though copies may be available at the retail level) and will return to press with Punisher #11 Second Printing Variant. Acclaimed Punisher scribe Rick Remember and fan favorite artist Tony Moore reunite for the greatest epic in the (after)life of the Punisher! Daken, son of Wolverine, killed Frank Castle… so just who or what is FrankenCastle? Man-Thing, Morbius and more guest-star to bring about the biggest, most unexpected twist in Punisher history—and this is only the beginning! Punisher #11 Second Printing Variant features the dynamic interior art of Tony Moore on a new cover!

“I’m eagerly awaiting the next issue to see where Remender and Moore plan on taking it from here. This is going to be one crazy ride and I can’t remember the last time I was this excited for a Punisher story.”—Miguel Perez, IGN.Com

“This is pure pulpy comic gold…Let the comics readers rejoice, because as this fun book proves – anything is possible in the world of comics.”—Lee Newman, BrokenFrontier.Com

“It’s magically, deliriously ridiculous. And very, very good.”—Timothy Callahan, ComicBookResources.Com

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Punisher as the series continue to sell out and generate buzz! Don’t miss the debut of FrankenCastle in Punisher #11 Second Printing Variant!

PUNISHER #11 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (OCT098128)
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by TONY MOORE
Cover by TONY MOORE
Parental Advisory …$2.99
FOC—12/3/09, On-Sale—12/23/09

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Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic Episode 3 Trailer

Marvel is proud to unveil your first look at episode 3 of the Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic! Based on the acclaimed story by superstars Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and John Cassaday (Captain America), the X-Men are faced with a mysterious new villain and a possible cure for the mutant gene! Now Cyclops, Wolverine and all your favorite mutants must face the greatest threats of their lives and, before it’s all done, experience one of the most jaw-dropping moments in Marvel history!

Click here to view the trailer.

PunisherMax #1 Sells Out & Returns With New Printing!

PunisherMax_01_SecondPrintingVariantFrom Frank Castle’s War Journal:

Marvel announced that PunisherMax #1 sold out at Diamond (though copies may be available at the retail level). So what? You know how low crime rates have been since I came to town? I’m not taking any breaks, neither should the criminals. The PunisherMax #1 Second Printing Variant should help them out…maybe. But even I’ll admit they’ve got some heavy hitters on this one. That Jason Aaron kid might be a little young, but he’s got skills, I’ll give him that. And Steve Dillon (you say iconic, I say battle-tested)…I think I can trust him after 70 plus issues. He’s got a variant of his original cover in the works–the new one’s black and white, my kind of color scheme.

The Rigoletto Family’s got a new bodyguard. He’s not just another schlub with a taste for the big time though. No, Wilson Fisk may just have what it takes to make himself Kingpin. That’s if I don’t take him out first.

I strongly urge (don’t make me repeat myself) that retailers check their orders on PunisherMax. I don’t think I should have to explain myself but the press think it’s good enough. And the people who listen to those reporters think it’s even better. Fisk has got his heart set on moving up but it’s about time that I put him down in the PunisherMax #1 Second Printing Variant!

PUNISHERMAX #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (OCT098089)
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by STEVE DILLON
Cover by STEVE DILLON
Explicit Content …$3.99
FOC—12/03/09, On-Sale—12/23/09

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White-Hot Vengeance Of The Moon Knight Sells Out Again!

VengeanceOfTheMoonKnight_03_SecondPrintingVariantMarvel is pleased to announce Vengeance of the Moon Knight #3 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with Vengeance of the Moon Knight #3 Second Printing Variant! The red hot team of Gregg Hurwitz and Jerome Opena present the fight of Moon Knight’s life as he tries to maintain his heroic nature when stacked up against the scum of the Marvel U! When the Hood and the Profile resurrect Moon Knight’s arch nemesis, it’s up to the White Knight to stop Bushman and his minions, fresh out of Ravencroft Asylum! The Vengeance of the Moon Knight #3 Second Printing Variant features an black and white version of the original cover by artist Leinil Francis Yu and marks the third straight sell out for the series!

“This is exactly the sort of gritty, no-punches-held rogue’s gallery the new, improved Moon Knight deserves. Jerome Opeña is the perfect artist for this sort of thing. He draws moody and dark better than most artists, and he’s at his best when given material like this.” – Bryan Joel, IGN.com

“With this third issue, Hurwitz and Opena gives us their best installment to date, proving that this is one relaunch that continues to be well-deserved.” – Joe Lopez, WeeklyComicBookReview.com

“Hurwitz has once again upped the ante for this series and he’s building a lot of momentum as Moon Knight continues to make his way to the forefront of the Marvel Universe. If you aren’t reading this book yet, you’re making a big mistake.” – Kevin Powers, ComicsBulletin.com

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Vengeance of the Moon Knight as the series continues to earn critical acclaim and sell out with every issue! Can the Moon Knight, with his newly minted “no kill” policy, take down Bushman and the viciously lobotomized inhabitants of Ravencroft Asylum? Does Moon Knight have to rip a guy’s face off or what? Find out in Vengeance of the Moon Knight #3 Second Printing Variant!

VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT #3 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (OCT098088)
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Penciled by JEROME OPEÑA
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Parental Advisory …$2.99
FOC—12/03/09, On-Sale—12/23/09

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The Defenders Must Save The Super Hero Squad!

SHS_Ep16_TitleCardBy the Hoary Hosts of Hogarth, there be a new super hero team on the rise in this week’s all-new episode of The Super Hero Squad Show, debuting at 7:30 PM Eastern on Cartoon Network! Baron Mordo transforms Iron Man into the evil “Iron Menace”, a deadly threat who overcomes both the Lethal Legion and the Squad! But when Silver Surfer and Hulk team with Dr Strange and Valkyrie to form “The Defenders,” the forces of good will “Hero Up!” like never before! Gossip Girl alumni Michelle Trachtenberg reprises her role as Valkyrie in this exciting new episode of the most action-packed, family friendly series in the universe!

Plus, don’t miss the new Marvel Super Hero Squad series, jam-packed with your favorite Marvel heroes and all-ages action, in comic shops now!

Tune into the Cartoon Network at 7:30 PM on Saturday to “Hero Up!” with your favorite characters in the Marvel Universe — or any other — in an all-new episode of The Super Hero Squad Show!

To learn more about The Super Hero Squad Show, please visit www.superherosquad.com and www.marvel.com!

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Astonishing X-Men BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO

Get a behind the scenes look at the chart-topping Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic with this all new video! Based on the acclaimed story by superstars Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and John Cassaday (Captain America), the X-Men are faced with a mysterious new villain and a possible cure for the mutant gene! Now Cyclops, Wolverine and all your favorite mutants must face the greatest threats of their lives and, before it’s all done, experience one of the most jaw-dropping moments in Marvel history!

Click here for the video.

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Agents of Atlas ASSEMBLE!

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AVENGERS VS. ATLAS #1 (of 4)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by GABRIEL HARDMAN
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Variant Cover by GABRIEL HARDMAN
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC—12/10/09, On-Sale—1/6/10

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Preview: Hulk #18

Hulk_18_CoverWhilce Portacio Returns To Marvel To Begin The Fall Of The Hulks!

As Fall of The Hulks, the most important event in Hulk history, descends on the Marvel Universe, the man named Samson is either our last hope…or our greatest threat! In Hulk #18, a can’t-miss prologue to Fall of The Hulks, from superstar, Eisner Award-winning scribe Jeph Loeb, artistic legend Whilce Portacio, inker Danny Miki and colorist Dean White, the truth behind Samson is revealed! Whose side is he really on? What’s his connection to the coming Gamma-charged change in the Marvel Universe? And how does it set the stage for a shocking murder in Fall Of The Hulks Gamma? Find out in Hulk #18!

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HULK #18 (OCT090512)
HULK #18 MCGUINNESS VARIANT (OCT090513)
HULK #18 MCGUINNESS SANTA VARIANT (SEP098250)

Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & Cover by WHILCE PORTACIO
Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Santa Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC—11/23/09, On-Sale—12/16/09

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Marvel Solicitations for February, 2010

Courtesy of Marvel, listed below are the advance solicitations for February, 2010.

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