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Marvel Noise Episode 185

Marvel NOW with Kevin, Phil, and Andrew, a year-end roundtable with Tom, Steve, and Andrew (yes, the same Andrew, and more Andrew is always a good thing), and our host brings up AvX: Consequences, Punisher: War Zone, and mentions Cable and X-Force.

Marvel Noise Episode 73

blackpanther3Short and sweet this week with a call from Carlos, a movie review from Mike, and Marvel Unbound from Adam.

Titles mentioned include X-Force, X-Force/Cable: Messiah War, Amazing Spider-Man, and Mighty Avengers.

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Shipping April 1, 2009:

Agents Of Atlas Vol 2 #3 Incentive Ed McGuinness Variant Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) – [PI]
Agents Of Atlas Vol 2 #3 Incentive Wolverine Art Appreciation By Gerald Parel Variant Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) – [PI]
Agents Of Atlas Vol 2 #3 Regular Adi Granov Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) – $2.99
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #590 Incentive Wolverine Art Appreciation By Paolo Rivera Variant Cover – [PI]
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #590 Regular Barry Kitson Cover $2.99
Astonishing Tales Vol 2 #3 $3.99
Avengers Hawkeye HC Premiere Edition Book Market Cover $24.99
Avengers Hawkeye HC Premiere Edition Direct Market Cover $24.99
Avengers Invaders #9 Incentive Alex Ross Sketch Variant Cover – [PI]
Avengers Invaders #9 Incentive Arthur Suydam Variant Cover – [PI]
Avengers Invaders #9 Regular Alex Ross Cover $2.99
Black Panther Vol 5 #3 (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
Cable Vol 2 #13 Ariel Olivetti Cover (Messiah War Part 2) $2.99
Cable Vol 2 #13 Kaare Andrews Cover (Messiah War Part 2) $2.99
Captain America Comics #1 70th Anniversary Special Incentive Marcos Martin Sketch Variant Cover – [PI]
Captain America Comics #1 70th Anniversary Special Incentive Marcos Martin Variant Cover – [PI]
Captain America Comics #1 70th Anniversary Special Regular Marcos Martin Cover $3.99
Dark Reign Fantastic Four #2 (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
Dead Of Night Featuring Werewolf By Night #4 $3.99
Deadpool Classic Vol 2 TP $29.99
Deadpool Vol 3 #9 (Magnum Opus Part 3)(Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
Destroyer (Marvel MAX) #1 $3.99
Dr Doom And The Masters Of Evil #3 $2.99
Franklin Richards April Fools $3.99
Hulk Skaar Son Of Hulk Vol 1 HC $29.99
Immortal Iron Fist Vol 4 Mortal Iron Fist HC $19.99
Invincible Iron Man #12 (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
Marvel Assistant-Sized Spectacular #1 $3.99
Marvel Masterworks X-Men Vol 1 TP Book Market Edition $24.99
Marvel Masterworks X-Men Vol 1 TP Direct Market Edition $24.99
Marvel Your Universe #3 $5.99
Ms Marvel Vol 5 Secret Invasion TP Book Market Ms Marvel Vol 5 Spine $14.99
Ms Marvel Vol 5 Secret Invasion TP Direct Market Secret Invasion Ms Marvel Spine $14.99
New Avengers Reunion #2 Regular Jo Chen Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) $3.99
New Avengers Reunion #2 Variant Jo Chen Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) $3.99
New Mutants Saga – FREE
Official Handbook Of The Marvel Universe A To Z Vol 7 HC $24.99
Official Index To The Marvel Universe #4 $3.99
Pride & Predjudice #1 $3.99
Secret Warriors #3 Incentive Wolverine Art Appreciation By Gerald Parel Variant Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) – [PI]
Secret Warriors #3 Regular Jim Cheung Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
Thunderbolts #129 2nd Ptg Roberto De La Torre Variant Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
Ultimate Spider-Man Power And Responsibility HC $24.99
Universal War One Revelations #1 Regular Denis Bajram Cover $5.99
Universal War One Revelations #1 Variant US Exclusive Cover $5.99
War Of Kings #2 Incentive Olivier Coipel Variant Cover – [PI]
War Of Kings #2 Regular Brandon Peterson Cover $3.99
What If Secret Wars TP $19.99
Wolverine First Class Wolverine-By-Night TP $12.99
Wolverine Magazine #1 $6.99
Wolverine Omnibus Vol 1 HC Book Market Frank Miller Cover $99.99
Wolverine Omnibus Vol 1 HC Direct Market Steve McNiven Cover $99.99
Wolverine Tales Of Weapon X HC $14.99
Wonderful Wizard Of Oz #3 2nd Ptg Skottie Young Variant Cover $3.99
X-Men First Class Finals #3 $3.99

Product Updates:

  • Agents of Atlas #3 DKR (FEB092505D, $2.99; FOC 03/12/09) will have art by Clayton Henry & Gabriel Hardman, not Carlo Pagulayan & Gabriel Hardman.
  • Agents of Atlas #3 — Wolverine Art Variant DKR (FEB092507D, $2.99) will have cover art by Gerald Parel, which was not originally announced in the book’s solicitation.
  • Avengers Premiere HC: Hawkeye (Reg/Var.: JAN092582-3D, $24.99) will be 192 pages, not 184 pages.
  • Marvel Assistant Size Spectacular #1 (FEB092553D, $3.99) and #2 (FEB092554D, $3.99; FOC 04/09/09) will be rated T+, not A.
  • The previously unannounced cover artist for the War of Kings #2 Variant (FEB092566D, $3.99; FOC 03/12/09) will be Olivier Coipel.
  • What If? TP Secret Wars (FEB092648D, $19.99) will be 176 pages, not 152 pages.
  • Wolverine: First Class TP — Wolverine by Night (FEB092646D, $12.99; FOC 03/12/09) will be 120 pages, not 96 pages.
  • Wolverine First Class TP: Wolverine by Night (FEB092646D, $12.99) will also contain Wolverine and Power Pack #2, along with the previously solicited Wolverine: First Class #9-#12, with no change in price.
  • Wolverine Omnibus HC Vol. 01 (Miller Cvr./McNiven DM Cvr.: DEC082419-20D, $99.99) will be 1064 pages, not 944, with Captain America Annual #8 and Uncanny X-Men #172-#173 added to the contents. The price of the book is unchanged.

Sneak Peeks: Marvel Titles Shipping 1.2.09 (Part 3)

Courtesy of Marvel, we have some preview pages for titles shipping Friday, January 2nd.

INCOGNITO #1
incog001_int1COVER BY: SEAN PHILLIPS
WRITER: ED BRUBAKER
PENCILS: SEAN PHILLIPS
From the creators of Criminal and Sleeper comes the most insane and evil super-villain comic you’ve ever read!
What if you were an ex-super villain hiding out in Witness Protection… but all you could think about were the days when the rules didn’t apply to you? Could you stand the toil of an average life after years of leaving destruction in your wake? And what if you couldn’t stand it? What would you do then?
INCOGNITO – a twisted mash-up of noir and super-heroics – by best-selling creators Ed Brubaker (The Death of Captain America) and Sean Phillips(Marvel Zombies) with Val Staples on colors.
And continuing Criminal’s single issue tradition, each issue of Incognito has more pages of story content, as well as articles on pulp and noir and behind the scenes looks!
Mature Content/No Ads …$3.50

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KICK-ASS #5
kickass005_dc11COVER BY: JOHN ROMITA JR.
WRITER: MARK MILLAR
PENCILS: JOHN ROMITA JR.
INKS: TOM PALMER
COLORED BY: DEAN WHITE
Since he put on the green wetsuit and became Kick-Ass, Dave Lizewski has broken both legs, shattered his back; been run over by a Mercedes, smashed by garbage cans, and clobbered by gangsters; become a YouTube phenomenon and inspired a wave of costumed vigilantes…but none of that can compare to what’s going to happen now that John Genovese knows who he is. The super hero sensation of 2008 continues, courtesy of Mark Millar (CIVIL WAR, WOLVERINE, 1985, FANTASTIC FOUR) and John Romita Jr. (WORLD WAR HULK, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN)!
Mature …$2.99

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PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #26
punwarj026_dc11COVER BY: DAVE WILKINS
WRITER: RICK REMENDER & MATT FRACTION
PENCILS: HOWARD CHAYKIN
INKS:
COLORED BY:
LETTERED BY:
The “Secret Invasion” might be over, but the aftermath has just begun. In the ashes of a world where up is down, black is white, and victory has come at an extraordinary price, whose side is The Punisher on? Where does G.W. Bridge– a soldier all his life– go when the war is over? And if the invasion is over… who has Frank Castle in their sights? Some wars will never end…
Parental Advisory …$2.99

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PUNISHER: WAR ZONE #4
punwz004_dc11COVER BY: STEVE DILLON
WRITER: GARTH ENNIS
PENCILS: STEVE DILLON
INKS: STEVE DILLON
COLORED BY: MATT HOLLINGSWORTH
LETTERED BY: VC – RUS WOOTON
“THE RESURRECTION OF MA GNUCCI,” PART 1
The latest offering from the red-hot Marvel Knights line reunites the seminal creative team of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon for a special, weekly-shipping 6-part limited sequel to their legendary story arc, “Welcome Back, Frank.”
It all starts when two mobsters take a trip to the zoo and piss off the wrong monkey. Limbs are lost (the kind you can’t easily replace), vultures are fed (with said appendages), and then things get, like, really crazy. Like back-from-the-dead crazy. That’s right — she’s back and she wants payback. Ma Gnucci. Eighty-five pounds of hairless, armless, legless evil.
Parental Advisory …$3.99

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Sneak Peeks: Titles Shipping 12.24.08 (Part III)

DAREDEVIL #114
dd114_cvrCOVER BY: MARKO DJURDJEVIC
WRITER: ED BRUBAKER
PENCILS: MICHAEL LARK
INKS: STEFANO GAUDIANO
COLORED BY: MATT HOLLINGSWORTH
LETTERED BY: CHRIS ELIOPOULOS
With Lady Bullseye on his trail, Daredevil must protect an old blind man who holds the key to the Hand’s destruction! It’s an all-out kung-fu ninja battle in the heart of New York City, and everyone who can kick is invited! By Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark.
Rated T+ …$2.99

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GHOST RIDER: DANNY KETCH #3
graddict003_covCOVER BY: CLINT LANGLEY
WRITER: SIMON SPURRIER
PENCILS: JAVIER SALTARES
INKS: TOM PALMER
COLORED BY: DAN BROWN
Rats! Rampages! Revelations! With the mystery and madcappery ratcheting up a spike-encrusted notch, Danny Ketch finally receives some of the answers he’s been hunting. What’s the true origin of the Spirit of Vengeance? What’s its true history? What pointy-toothed terror is back from death to gnaw at his soul? And what the hell is he doing one mile beneath the Antarctic icecap with only a talking magpie for company? Saltares and Spurrier serve-up a history lesson that’ll shake the way you see the Ghost Rider mythos forever. Vvvveeeengeaaance!
Parental Advisory …$3.99

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IMMORTAL IRON FIST #21
ironfistv2021_cvrCOVER BY: JUAN DOE
WRITER: DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
PENCILS: TRAVEL FOREMAN
LETTERED BY: DAVE LANPHEAR
Danny Rand was not the first Immortal Iron Fist…and he won’t be the last! The year – 3099. The place – a distant planet first colonized a millennium ago by the People’s Republic of China. Now, a humanity oppressed by a totalitarian technological tyrant has just one hope for salvation – the kung-fu freedom-fighting of the Immortal Iron Fist! But his coming is nothing more than a prophecy and a silent prayer…and even if the Iron Fist does arrive, he must first defeat the most powerful weapon the evil robot empire has…Robo Fat-Cobra! Hot off the heels of Duane Swierczynski and Travel Foreman’s rip-roaring “MORTAL IRON FIST” arc comes an all-new look at the future legacy of the Immortal Iron Fist…with a jaw-dropping cover by Juan Doe!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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PUNISHER: WAR ZONE #3
punwarz003_cov_colCOVER BY: TBA
WRITER: GARTH ENNIS
PENCILS: STEVE DILLON
INKS: STEVE DILLON
COLORED BY: MATT HOLLINGSWORTH
LETTERED BY: VC – RUS WOOTON
“THE RESURRECTION OF MA GNUCCI,” PART 1
The latest offering from the red-hot Marvel Knights line reunites the seminal creative team of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon for a special, weekly-shipping 6-part limited sequel to their legendary story arc, “Welcome Back, Frank.”
It all starts when two mobsters take a trip to the zoo and piss off the wrong monkey. Limbs are lost (the kind you can’t easily replace), vultures are fed (with said appendages), and then things get, like, really crazy. Like back-from-the-dead crazy. That’s right — she’s back and she wants payback. Ma Gnucci. Eighty-five pounds of hairless, armless, legless evil.
Parental Advisory …$3.99

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WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #10
wfirst010_covCOVER BY: DAVID WILLIAMS
WRITER: FRED VAN LENTE
PENCILS:
INKS:
COLORED BY:
LETTERED BY: SIMON BOWLAND
Even a man with a healing factor, adamantium claws and enhanced senses to get him through a fight may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and need the help of Jack Russell, WEREWOLF-BY-NIGHT!
Rated A …$2.99

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WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #31
wolorig031_covCOVER BY: MIKE DEODATO
WRITER: DANIEL WAY
PENCILS: YANICK PAQUETTE
INKS:
COLORED BY: RAINIER BEREDO
LETTERED BY: VC – CORY PETIT
THE FAMILY BUSINESS” Part 1 (of 2)
After the stunning revelations of last issue, Daken now knows that he is merely a pawn and that his hatred of his father, Wolverine, is based upon a lie. Now, Daken and Wolverine—father and son—unite to track down the most fearsome being Daken has ever known. But they’re not the only ones looking for him…
Parental Advisory …$2.99

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Sneak Peeks: Titles Shipping 12.17.08 (Part IV)

Courtesy of Marvel, we have some preview pages for titles shipping Wednesday, December 17th.

DEAD OF NIGHT FEATURING DEVIL-SLAYER #4

COVER BY: KAARE ANDREWS
WRITER:
BRIAN KEENE
PENCILS:
CHRIS SAMNEE
INKS: CHRIS SAMNEE
COLORED BY:
JUNE CHUNG
LETTERED BY: VC – JOE CARAMAGNA
Its a final showdown in the Garden of Eden as the Devil-Slayer faces off against both demons and angels in an effort to stop Armageddon! Everything is at stake if he doesn’t defeat the demon Belathauzer, the archangel Gabriel, the Bloodstone Group and the other Operation: Xenogenesis conspirators in time…in the terrifying conclusion to this much-talked-about reimagining, written by award-winning horror novelist Brian Keene (Ghost Walk, The Rising) and illustrated by Chris Samnee (DAREDEVIL: BLOOD OF THE TARANTULA)!
Explicit Content …$3.99

GHOST RIDER #30

COVER BY: GERALD PAREL
WRITER: JASON AARON
PENCILS: TAN ENG HUAT
COLORED BY: JOSE VILLARUBIA
LETTERED BY: VC – JOE CARAMAGNA
“The Last Stand of the Spirits of Vengeance” kicks into high gear! With Zadkiel and his army on the verge of conquering heaven itself, a force is gathering to oppose them, a group unlike any we’ve ever seen. But will their ranks include Johnny Blaze or has he given up the fight once and for all? Find out for yourself in this exciting new ###-kicking installment of the red hot GHOST RIDER!
Parental Advisory …$2.99

MOON KNIGHT #25

COVER BY: ARTHUR SUYDAM
WRITER: MIKE BENSON
ARTIST: MARK TEXEIRA
LAYOUTS: JAVIER SALTARES
COLORED BY: DAN BROWN
LETTERED BY: VC’S JOE CARAMAGNA
CONCLUSION TO “THE DEATH OF MARC SPECTOR”
Norman Osborn ain’t fooling around no more. He’s brought out his big gun. It’s Moon Knight versus Bullseye — and only one will survive. For real.
Parental Advisory …$2.99

PUNISHER MAX #65

COVER BY: DAVE JOHNSO
WRITER: GREGG HURWITZ
PENCILS: LAURENCE CAMPBELL
INKS: LAURENCE CAMPBELL
COLORED BY: LEE LOUGHRIDGE
LETTERED BY: VC – CORY PETIT
CONCLUSION TO “GIRLS IN WHITE DRESSES: JIGSAW”
The conclusion to the first of three story arcs written by three of the hottest writers in crime fiction starts here! Best-selling crime novelist Gregg Hurwitz (The Kill Clause, The Crime Writer) and Laurence Campbell (PUNISHER ANNUAL: THE HUNTED) bring you a tale of death, depravity and revenge south of the border. Frank Castle has never had less to lose…or more pain to dole out. He’s cut his way to the top of the criminal empire that’s been terrorizing the Mexican desert town of Tierra Rota, and now he’s ready to sever its head. It’s the Punisher versus Jigsaw, like you’ve never seen before.
Explicit Content …$2.99

PUNISHER: WAR ZONE #2

COVER BY: TBD
WRITER: GARTH ENNIS
PENCILS: STEVE DILLON
INKS: STEVE DILLON
COLORED BY: MATT HOLLINGSWORTH
LETTERED BY:
VC – RUS WOOTON
“THE RESURRECTION OF MA GNUCCI,” PART 1
The latest offering from the red-hot Marvel Knights line reunites the seminal creative team of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon for a special, weekly-shipping 6-part limited sequel to their legendary story arc, “Welcome Back, Frank.” It all starts when two mobsters take a trip to the zoo and piss off the wrong monkey. Limbs are lost (the kind you can’t easily replace), vultures are fed (with said appendages), and then things get, like, really crazy. Like back-from-the-dead crazy. That’s right — she’s back and she wants payback. Ma Gnucci. Eighty-five pounds of hairless, armless, legless evil.
Parental Advisory …$3.99

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Review: Punisher: War Zone #1

The team that ushered in a new era of Frank Castle goodness is back! Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon return for Punisher: War Zone, a six part weekly mini. This mini ties into Ennis and Dillon’s “Welcome Back Frank” arc, which I’m very sad to say I have yet to read (but hope to soon remedy). The story starts off with Frank saving the life of a small time mafia thug named Charlie Schitti. Charlie was a driver and body guard for crime boss Pete Alceno’s son, Joey, until an unfortunate run in with a monkey left Joey unable to contribute to the family tree and poor Charlie with a mark on his head. Now Frank wants Charlie to go undercover back into the mob to fish out some info on a reported Italian branch of the Gnucci family that Frank took out in “Welcome Back Frank” and their connection to Pete Alceno. Plus, a second generation Punisher villain looks to make his debut!

In my comic reading, I have only had a small exposure to Garth Ennis’ work, but I kinda knew what to expect when going into this. Let me say, Ennis definitely delivers the goods here! I really liked his development of the character of Charlie. I loved the way that Charlie is so matter-of-fact about the fact that he did something wrong and knows he must pay the price for it. Even after the Punisher saves him, he knows Frank is probably going to kill him and just seems to wonder what is taking him so long to do it. Ennis makes Charlie an extremely likable character, and left me truly feeling concerned about the state he’s going to be in by the time this story is finished. The story itself moves along at a decent pace setting up for the next few issues. There wasn’t very much action in this issue, but the story set up really has me looking forward to what happens next. This issue is a Marvel Knights tale and it doesn’t get too graphic with the violence but the scene with the fore mentioned monkey was excellent classic Ennis material!

I don’t really know how to describe Steve Dillon’s art other than it’s a perfect fit for this book. Going back to the scene with the monkey again, he shows you just enough to get the scene across and then leaves the rest to the imagination. I think he does an excellent job with facial expressions, which really conveys what the characters are saying without having to read the dialog.

In conclusion, I really enjoyed this first issue. This issue has really set up what looks like is going to be a very good mini. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Charlie makes it out ok, but from what I know about Ennis, anything can happen! Luckily, with it’s weekly format, I won’t have to wait long to find out.

COVER BY: STEVE DILLON
WRITER: GARTH ENNIS
PENCILS: STEVE DILLON
INKS: STEVE DILLON
COLORED BY: MATT HOLLINGSWORTH
LETTERED BY: VC – RUS WOOTON
Parental Advisory …$3.99

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