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Marvel Noise Episode 309

Steve summons forth an update on the Star Wars titles and is then joined by Andrew the LArabbit & wwxKevin for a Current Comics Cavalcade including X-Men: Grand Design, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: No Surrender, Marvel 2-in-1, The Mighty Thor, Amazing Spider-Man, Rogue & Gambit, Legion, Inhumans: Judgement Day, Rise of the Black Panther, and more! @marvelnoise #MN309

MarvelNoiseEpisode193

April 28th, 2013 Comments off

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David’s out of town so Steve Raker hosts Justin for a Longbox by Letter Segment, whirlwindx Kevin & Phil talk Marvel Previews & Marvel 2099, and Steve presents Marvel Premiere from the ’70s

Your First Look at WHAT IF? #200

November 16th, 2010 Comments off

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at What If? #200, the landmark anniversary issue featuring ALL-NEW stories from the legendary Stan Lee along with Marc Guggenheim, Dave Wilkins, and Dale Eaglesham! In the first towering tale of a Marvel Universe that never was, see what would have happened had Norman Osborn’s bloody siege of Asgard actually succeeded. Which heroes would have survived? Then, Stan “The Man” Lee returns to take his Fantastic Four classic, “The Coming of Galactus,” to unthinkable heights that must be seen to be believed! The all-seeing Watcher brings together two generations of Marvel classics this December, only in What If? #200!

WHAT IF #200 (OCT100635)
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM & STAN LEE
Pencils by DAVE WILKINS & DALE EAGLESHAM
Cover by DAVE WILKINS
Rated T+ …$4.99
FOC – 12/3/10, On-Sale – 12/29/10

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Sneak Peeks: Titles Shipping 12.17.08 (Part II)

December 15th, 2008 Comments off

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

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #3

COVER BY: PATRICK OLLIFFE
WRITER: D.M. DEMATTEIS, TOM DEFALCO & MATT YOCUM
PENCILS: RAMON BACHS & TODD NAUCK
In our Untold Tales of Spider-Man, J.M. DeMatteis is back to take us through more of Peter Parker’s struggle to become a hero. In “The Punch,” Pete struggles to keep his powers in check around Flash Thompson – and discovers the negative examples a hero can set. Then, on a trip even further back in time, Matt Yocum takes us on an adventure of epic proportions with Pete’s parents, Richard and Mary Parker – international parents of mystery! Over in Mr. and Mrs. Spider-Man, during a late night hospital visit for baby May, Pete and MJ run into the Rhino – and discover even a super villain has a family. Finally in our Told Tales of Spider-Man, take a look back at the demise of Harry Osborn in Spectacular Spider-Man #200!
Rated A …$4.99

SPIDER-MAN NOIR #1

COVER BY: PATRICK ZIRCHER
WRITER: DAVID HINE & FABRICE SAPOLSKY
PENCILS: CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
INKS: CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
COLORED BY: CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
LETTERED BY: ARTMONKEYS STUDIOS

With great power, there must also come great responsibility — and when those in power abuse it, it’s the people’s responsibility to remove them. The year is 1933, and New York City is not-so-secretly run by corrupt politicians, crooked cops, big businesses…and suave gangland bosses like New York’s worst, the Goblin. But when a fateful spider-bite gives the young rabble-rouser Peter Parker the power to fight the mobster who killed his Uncle Ben, will even that be enough? It’s a tangled web of Great Depression pulp, with familiar faces like you’ve never seen them before! By “Hardboiled” David Hine, Fabrice “The Spider” Sapolsky and Carmine “Carbine” Di Giandomenico!
Rated T+ …$2.99

SQUADRON SUPREME #6

COVER BY: GREG LAND & JUSTIN PONSOR
WRITER: HOWARD CHAYKIN – A
PENCILS: MARCO TURINI
INKS: MARCO TURINI
COLORED BY: MATT MILLA & CHRIS SOTOMAYOR
LETTERED BY: VC – JOE CARAMAGNA
EDITOR: JOHN BARBER

“POWER TO THE PEOPLE”
The crew of the Icarus One found something in space, something that changed them forever. Then they did the one thing good government employees never do: they went public. Now standing between these four mutated astronauts and a firing squad is Ultimate Nick Fury and his newly assembled Squadron Supreme! It’s Fury’s day of reckoning…leading up to a last page you WON’T believe! Part 6 (of 6)
Parental Advisory …$2.99

THUNDERBOLTS #127

COVER BY: FRANCESCO MATT MATTINA
WRITER: ANDY DIGGLE
PENCILS: ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
COLORED BY: FRANK MARTIN & GIOVANNI KOSOKI
LETTERED BY: COMICRAFT’S ALBERT DESCHESNE
EDITOR: BILL ROSEMANN

It’s Bullseye & Venom unleashed – and the T-Bolts will never be the same! All-out war erupts in Thunderbolts Mountain, as Songbird fights for her life against the team’s most psychotic and bloodthirsty members — and this time, they’re taking no prisoners! Old scores are settled and long-standing enmities explode into violence as Norman Osborn clears the deck to make way for his all-new, all-different Thunderbolts! And it ain’t over ’til the Songbird sings in part two of “Burning Down the House” by Andy Diggle (Losers) and Roberto De La Torre (Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.)!
Rated T+ …$2.99

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #59

COVER BY: PASQUAL FERRY & DAVE MCCAIG
WRITER: JOE POKASKI
PENCILS: TYLER KIRKHAM
INKS: RYAN WINN WITH RICK BASALDVA & JOE WEEMS
COLORED BY: BLOND WITH LARRY MOLINAR
LETTERED BY: VC – RUS WOOTON
EDITOR: MARK PANICCIA

Ultimatum has hit the planet hard and the Baxter Building was ground zero. Johnny is still missing. Dr. Storm is dead. And Reed has taken off to parts unknown. Sue’s life hangs in the balance and rests in the hands of untested pilot Ben Grimm, a.k.a. The Thing, and Dr. Arthur Molekevic, now better known as the megalamonical Mole Man. “Journey to the Center of an Invisible Woman” begins!
Rated A …$2.99

WHAT IF? FANTASTIC FOUR #1

COVER BY: PATRICK SCHERBERGER
WRITER: PAUL TOBIN
PENCILS: PATRICK SCHERBERGER
INKS: CRAIG YEUNG
COLORS: CHRIS SOTOMAYOR
LETTERED BY: NATE PIEKOS
EDITOR: NATHAN COSBY

The original Fantastic Four are dead, and a New Fantastic Four has taken their place! But what can the team of Iron Man, Hulk, Spider-Man and Wolverine do against a foe as powerful as Thanos—bearer of the Infinity Gauntlet? When it takes all the power of Iron Man’s amazing new armor, all of Spider-Man’s attitude, all the Hulk’s brute strength, and all of Wolverine’s underhanded tricks just to survive…what can the New Fantastic Four do to win? The answer lies within this cosmically power-packed issue! Featuring Part 2 of “What If the Runaways became the Young Avengers?”
Rated T+ …$3.99

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Mike Wieringo Tribute Book Available in June

March 31st, 2008 Comments off

LOS ANGELES (March 31, 2008) — When artist Mike Wieringo passed away, he was in the middle of his latest Marvel Comics book, a What If? story. Mike had completed seven pages of what became a massive 27-page story. With Mike’s passing, Marvel Comics generously provided access to the script and Mike’s art to The Hero Initiative, and Mike’s friends stepped up to finish the story, and pay tribute to Mike. Now, What If…This Was The Fantastic Four?: A Tribute to Mike Wieringo is slated as a massive, 48-page tribute book for June shipping that contains the full story, and additional written tributes to Mike.

The tremendous list of talent participating in the book includes Jeff Parker, Arthur Adams, Paul Renaud, Stuart Immonen, Cully Hamner, Alan Davis, David Williams, Sanford Greene, Humberto Ramos, Skottie Young, Mike Allred, Barry Kitson, and Val Staples. Cover artwork is by Mike Wieringo and Paul Mounts, and The Hero Initiative is publishing the book with the full support of both Marvel Comics, and the family of Mike Wieringo.

This book is listed in Diamond Previews and the Previews Order Form under “Hero Initiative,” so order there! The book retails for $4.99.

“While Mike was always looking forward as an artist, he had a genuine appreciation of the efforts of those that came before him. He knew that, without their hard work and talent, he would not have had a career. He was a great and generous guy and he would have been thrilled to be a part of this book. And I’m honored that I’ve been allowed to be a part of it as well,” said Matt Wieringo, Mike’s brother.

Editor Nate Cosby says of the project, “Mike was (and still IS) one of my favorite artists of all time. He drew the world as he saw it, and combined his vision with the imaginations of others to create some of my favorite comics of all time. It was more than a pleasure to work with him all-too-briefly. This book is a remembrance of what Mike could do with a pencil, and a tribute to him as a man.”

“I’m amazed at the generosity of Marvel, and all the artists who stepped forward to help out on this book,” said Hero Initiative President Jim McLauchlin. “It’s a great package, and a fitting tribute to Mike.”

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays’ creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment. For more information, call 310-909-7809 or visit www.HeroInitiative.org.

Marvel Comics is a division of Marvel Entertainment, Inc., a leading global character-based entertainment company that has developed and owns a library of more than 5,000 characters, which have entertained generations around the world for over 60 years. Marvel’s operations are focused in entertainment and consumer product licensing and comic book publishing. Marvel Studios supports the development of feature films, DVD/video products and TV series. Marvel’s creative team also supports the development of video games and toy lines based on its characters as well as for a broad and growing range of consumer products and services including apparel, collectibles, foods and promotions. Marvel’s comic book division is a leading publisher in the global marketplace while also serving as an invaluable source of intellectual property. Marvel’s Toy Biz division is a recognized creative force and leader in toy design, sales and marketing, developing and overseeing both licensee and in-house toy lines. For additional information, visit http://www.marvel.com.

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For more information, please contact:

Arune Singh
MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT
212-576-4061
asingh@marvel.com

Janine Bielski
The Hero Initiative
310-909-7809
HeroInitiative@aol.com

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Marvel Noise Episode 19

January 30th, 2008 Comments off

We’re chock full of Avengers! This week our host goes over the week’s new releases, the Pick of the Week, Bring ‘Em Back, SkrullWatch, our second Marvel Tales segment, Pat Loika’s final weekly installment of Current Events, and a new feature that you demanded!

Avengers: The Initiative, Mighty Avengers, New Avengers, Young Avengers, Fantastic Four, and Spider-Man – new and old – are mentioned.

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Amazing Spider-Man #546 BND 2nd Ptg Var, $2.99

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE # 9
COVER BY: STEFANO CASELLI
WRITER: DAN SLOTT and CHRISTOS GAGE
ART: STEFANO CASELLI
KILLED IN ACTION (Part 2 of 4) “The First Casualty”
The Initiative’s biggest secret hasn’t come back to haunt them, it’s come back to KILL THEM! Blood will run, heads will roll, and this time “dead” means DEAD! Say goodbye to at LEAST one regular cast member as KILLED IN ACTION starts racking up its body count. You know, maybe this WASN’T such a good time for TASKMASTER, ANT-MAN, and the new recruits to sign up…
Rated T+ …$2.99

Captain America #34 (and 50/50 Variant), $2.99
Captain America Chosen #6 (of 6) (and 50/50 Variant), $3.99
Daredevil #104, $2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #553
COVER BY: MICHAEL TURNER
WRITER: DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
PENCILS: PAUL PELLETIER
INKS: RICK MAGYAR
The unexpected conclusion! When the Fantastic Four meet their future couterparts, they finally learn the astonishing outcome of Reed Richards’ secret, post-Civil War plan.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

House Of M Avengers #4 (of 5), $2.99
Hulk #1 2nd Ptg Var, $2.99
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #32, $2.99
Marvel Spotlight Ultimates 3, $2.99

MIGHTY AVENGERS #8
COVER BY: MARK BAGLEY
WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
PENCILS: MARK BAGLEY
INKS: DANNY MIKI
It’s the Mighty Avengers versus the New Avengers who have been overtaken by a symbiote virus. So, yeah, it’s Avengers versus Avengers symbiotes!! Janet gets new powers!! And the Mighty Avengers declare war on a foreign country!! All this and Mark Bagley too!!
Rated A …$2.99

NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #2
COVER BY: JIM CHEUNG
WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
PENCILS: CARLO PAGULAYAN
INKS: JEFFREY HUET
Continuing directly from the pages of NEW AVENGERS #37: The Hood’s gang of super-criminals takes the fight right to the Avengers’ door!! Its wall-to-wall action and the end of an era for one Avenger and a major defection for another.
This double-sized issue ties into or wraps up threads from Civil War, World War Hulk, both Avengers titles and the upcoming Secret Invasion!! Avengers writer Bendis welcomes rising star Carlo Pagulayan on his Avengers debut…
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

Red Prophet Tales Of Alvin Maker #12 (of 12), $2.99

SPIDER-MAN: SWING SHIFT DIRECTOR’S CUT #1
COVER BY: PHIL JIMENEZ
WRITER: DAN SLOTT
PENCILS: PHIL JIMENEZ
Fan-favorite writer Dan Slott (AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE; SHE HULK) and Superstar Artist Phil Jimenez (NEW X-MEN; Infinite Crisis) bring you a brand new tale of danger and intrigue starring your favorite web-slinger…a tale that has a direct impact on the world of Spidey in Brand New Day. Get a behind-the-curtain look at one of Spidey’s new creative teams in the special director’s cut edition of this swingin’ adventure!
CARDSTOCK COVER/Rated A …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN: WITH GREAT POWER… #1
COVER BY: TONY HARRIS
WRITER: DAVE LAPHAM
PENCILS: TONY HARRIS
INKS: JIM CLARK
After the spider-bite…before the great responsibility! Meet Peter Parker, “Midtown High’s only professional wallflower,” a hapless young nerd suddenly gifted with great power…no strings attached! Happy at home with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, but plagued by the bullies and mean girls of high school, see what Peter does when the bite of a radioactive spider gives him the strength to take the things he wants. Fame? Money? Fast cars? Girls? This dweeb’s up to his pencilneck in ’em! Surely things can’t suddenly be this easy… It’s a side of Spider-Man’s early life you’ve barely glimpsed, written by David Lapham (Stray Bullets TERROR, INC.) with art by Tony Harris (Ex Machina)!
Cardstock Cover/Rated A …$3.99

Ultimate Secrets, $3.99
Ultimate Spider-Man #118, $2.99
Ultimate X-Men #90, $2.99

WHAT IF? SPIDER-MAN VS. WOLVERINE #1
COVER BY: JOHN ROMITA JR.
WRITER: JEFF PARKER
ART: CLAYTON HENRY
Spider-Man is a killer.
In 1987, Peter Parker followed Wolverine to Russia, who was on the trail of a friend working for the KGB. Realizing that the KGB would eventually kill his friend, Wolverine wanted to put her out of her misery. Peter tried to stop him, but accidentally killed the friend instead. Haunted by his actions, Peter fled home into the waiting arms of Mary Jane.
But WHAT IF…Peter never went home? WHAT IF…the Spider never came out of the cold?
Rated T+ …$2.99

X-Factor #26 2nd Ptg Var, $2.99
X-Men Emperor Vulcan #5 (of 5), $2.99
Zombie Simon Garth #3 (of 4), $3.99

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MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE SILVER SURFER VOL. 1 HC (and VARIANT), 2ND EDITION
COVER BY: JOHN BUSCEMA
WRITER: STAN LEE
PENCILS: JOHN BUSCEMA and JACK KIRBY
Back-to-press and fully restored by popular demand!
The soaring Sentinel of the Spaceways makes a Marvel Masterworks splash with his unmatched solo series. Illustrated by the master of man, menace and motion, the one-and-only John Buscema, and featuring some of Stan Lee’s most inspired and socially-charged scripts of the Silver Age, the adventures of Norrin Radd rank among the definitive tales of all Marveldom!
Not only will you be awed beyond imagination by the Surfer’s origin, you’ll also face alien invasions, be torn down to the depths of hell by the utterly evil Mephisto, struggle against the Stranger, and face galaxy-conquering barbarians set on the destruction of, well, everything! Lest we forget what many consider the most beautifully rendered story in Marvel history: the Surfer’s tête à tête with the mighty Thor!
These double-length stories of drama and despair are a must-have for any and every Marvelite, and to prove we mean it, we’re including the Surfer’s first-ever solo adventure from the pages of Fantastic Four Annual #5 as a bonus! Collecting SILVER SURFER #1-6 and FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #5.
Rated A …$54.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-1272-3

NEW AVENGERS/TRANSFORMERS
WRITER: STUART MOORE
PENCILS: TYLER KIRKHAM
It’s time to Assemble–and Roll Out! What in the world could unite Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the Autobots? Maybe the Decepticons and Dr. Doom know! War is about to break out on the border between Latveria and Symkaria – unless two unique teams of heroes can unravel a dark mystery…that is, if they don’t destroy each other first! Stuart Moore (WOLVERINE, PUNISHER X-MAS SPECIAL) and Tyler Kirkham (X-MEN: PHOENIX WARSONG) bring together fan-faves like Wolverine, Megatron, Spider-Man and Optimus Prime in this all-new widescreen adventure! Collecting NEW AVENGERS/TRANSFORMERS #1-4.
Rated T+ …$10.99

NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI PREMIERE HC
COVER BY: JIM CHEUNG
WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and BRIAN REED
PENCILS: JIM CHEUNG
INKS: MARK MORALES
The Illuminati is a secret organization comprised of several of the world’s most powerful heroes: Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme; Black Bolt, king of the Inhumans; Charles Xavier, founder of the X-Men and mutant-rights activist; Reed Richards, founding member of the Fantastic Four; Namor the Sub-Mariner, king of Atlantis; and Iron Man (Tony Stark), founding member of the Avengers. These six men have worked together to mold and shape the status of the superhuman world and the world around it. How and what they have done together has remained a mystery…until now! Writers Brian Michael Bendis (NEW AVENGERS, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN) and Brian Reed (MS. MARVEL) have joined together with Jim Cheung (YOUNG AVENGERS) to reveal this untold story of the Marvel Universe and how the Illuminati’s actions affect today! Collecting NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI #1-5.
Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2437-5

UNCANNY X-MEN: RISE & FALL OF THE SHI’AR EMPIRE
COVER BY: BILLY TAN
WRITER: ED BRUBAKER
PENCILS: BILLY TAN and CLAYTON HENRY
A brand-new era for UNCANNY X-MEN begins here! Fresh off X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS, Ed Brubaker takes the helm of Marvel’s mighty mutants. Young Guns Reloaded artist Billy Tan and Clayton Henry join Ed for a story that won’t just affect Earth, but will rock the foundations of the entire galaxy! Vulcan is out for revenge and has his sights set on the Shi’Ar Empire! Get ready for the ride of your life! A perfect starting point for any new reader! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN #475-486.
Rated T+ …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-1800-8

X-MEN: ENDANGERED SPECIES
COVER BY: MARC SILVESTRI
WRITERS: MIKE CAREY, CHRIS YOST, and CHRISTOS GAGE
PENCILS: SCOTT EATON, MARK BAGLEY, MIKE PERKINS, and ANDREA DI VITO
With three little words, an entire race was nearly obliterated. Every mutant who dies is one number closer to zero. Now, the Beast races against the clock to save this once-thriving race. Collecting the X-MEN: ENDANGERED SPECIES one-shot and Chapters 1-17.
Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3012-3
Trim size: oversized

YOUNG AVENGERS
COVER BY: JIM CHEUNG
WRITER: ALLAN HEINBERG
PENCILS: JIM CHEUNG and ANDREA DIVITO
Collecting the complete first series in one deluxe hardcover!
In SIDEKICKS, in the wake of AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED, a mysterious new group of teen super heroes appears. But who are they? Where did they come from? And what right do they have to call themselves the Young Avengers? And in FAMILY MATTERS, the newly reconfigured Young Avengers prepare to make their public debut—but first they have to face a threat more powerful than Kang the Conqueror, more dangerous than Mr. Hyde and more cunning than the Masters of Evil: their parents. For these brand-new super heroes, fighting super villains is child’s play compared to maintaining their alter egos! Plus: The Young Avengers meet a familiar-looking teenage super human who just may be the key to their uncovering the truth about Wiccan’s parentage and secret origin. Meanwhile, Hulkling’s quest to discover the exact nature of his tie to the Avengers is interrupted when the Young Avengers finds themselves at war with one of the oldest and most powerful alien races in the Marvel Universe. And finally, discover the secret history of the Young Avengers when Jessica Jones and Kat Farrell investigate the kids’ origins for a special issue of The Pulse. Who were they and what were their lives like before they met Iron Lad? And what is the future of the team without him? Collecting YOUNG AVENGERS #1-12 and YOUNG AVENGERS SPECIAL.
RATED T+ …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2466-5

Marvel Previews February 2008, AR

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