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Friday, May 10, 2002

MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS

FIRST LOOK: DAREDEVIL #33

Daredevil #33 will arrive in stores on Wednesday from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Brian Michael Bendis, with art and cover by Alex Maleev.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"After the recent devastating events in Daredevil's life, the FBI turns its attention towards his pal Matt Murdock. Meanwhile, Foggy Nelson comes to a startling conclusion."

Daredevil #33 will be 40 pages and will cost $2.99.

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FIRST LOOK: INCREDIBLE HULK #40

Incredible Hulk #40 will arrive in stores on Wednesday from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Bruce Jones, with art by Lee Weeks and Tom Palmer and a cover by Kaare Andrews.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Hiding in plain sight in a roadside convenience store, the fugitive Dr. Bruce Banner finds himself caught abruptly between a gun-wielding madman, a constricting circle of local police, and dark, predatory forces with motives of their own -- in a contest of straining wills that demands only one grim resolve: The Hulk must become both savior and unbridled demon."

Incredible Hulk #40 will be 40 pages and will cost $2.25.

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FIRST LOOK: IRON MAN #55

Iron Man #55 will arrive in stores on Wednesday from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Mike Grell, with art by Michael Ryan and Sean Parsons and a cover by Kia Asamiya.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"If this series hadn't been rebooted, this would have been the 400th issue - so Marvel is celebrating with a special double-sized issue. At last, Tony Stark and the man called Temujin meet face-to-face, as the web weaved by destiny draws them into an inevitable conflict which can only end one way. And end it does -- with a status quo-altering decision by Iron Man, in a second story both written and illustrated by Mike Grell. Plus a special 400th issue gallery featuring pieces by George Tuska, Sean Chen and Bob Layton. All this, and a cover by manga legend Kia Asamiya."

Iron Man #55 will be 54 pages and will cost $3.50.

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FIRST LOOK: MUTIES #4

Muties #4 will arrive in stores on Wednesday from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Karl Bollers, with art and cover by Trent Kaniuga.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Think all mutants wear spandex? Or have flashy codenames? Journey to the poverty-stricken streets of Brazil, where a teenager leaves the confines of her parents' home in search of her own identity. But what she finds is a world of betrayal, sex, and violence! What do you do when the only person you can trust happens to be a mutant?"

Muties #4 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.50.

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FIRST LOOK: NEW X-MEN #126

New X-Men #126 will arrive in stores on Wednesday from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Grant Morrison, with art by Frank Quitely.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"The Shi'Ar Empire -- in ruins! Xavier's School - decimated. The world -- at Cassandra's mercy, The deadliest threat the X-Men have ever faced is in possession of the most powerful mutant brain in existence, and she means to eradicate the entire race! Will Cyclops and Xorn -- along with the unlikeliest of heroes -- be enough to turn the tide? Find out in the finale to 'Imperial.'"

New X-Men #126 will be 40 pages and will cost $2.25.

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FIRST LOOK: PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #44

Peter Parker: Spider-Man #44 will arrive in stores on Wednesday from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Paul Jenkins, with art by Humberto Ramos and Wayne Faucher and a cover by Ramos.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Norman Osborn is back. Norman Osborn is pissed. And this time, no tricks, no games. What he wants is plain and simple: Peter Parker's heart on a silver platter."

Peter Parker: Spider-Man #44 will be 40 pages and will cost $2.25.

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FIRST LOOK: PUNISHER #12

Punisher #12 will arrive in stores on Wednesday from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Tom Peyer, with art by Manuel Gutierrez and a cover by Tim Bradstreet.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"The 'Taxi Wars' story screeches to a gear-grinding, pavement-melting conclusion. It's the Punisher vs. the bizarre villain called The Medallion -- to the death. At stake: the most valuable commodity in New York -- its taxicabs."

Punisher #12 will be 40 pages and will cost $2.99.

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FIRST LOOK: SPIDER-MAN: QUALITY OF LIFE #1

Spider-Man: Quality of Life #1 will arrive in stores on Wednesday from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Greg Rucka, with art and cover by Scott Sava.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"For every action, there is a reaction -- and no one knows this more than Dr. Curt Connors, whose attempts to better himself and the world around him transformed him -- literally -- into a deadly monster. Now Connors' past is once again catching up with him. When red tape, bureaucracy and the corrupt corporation blocks his attempts to help his cancer-stricken wife, Connors realizes for the first time that the monster inside him might have been right -- that perhaps mankind is a virus that's ravaging the planet. And that the only hope for curing Martha might be in unleashing the monster known as the Lizard. Which, in turn, sounds like a job for Spider-Man."

Spider-Man: Quality of Life #1 will be 40 pages and will cost $2.99.

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FIRST LOOK: ULTIMATE MARVEL TEAM-UP #16

Ultimate Marvel Team-Up #16 will arrive in stores on Wednesday from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Rick Mays, cover by David Mack.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Does Spidey want to help Shang-Chi fight his father -- or does he just want the Master of Kung Fu to teach him some sweet moves?"

Ultimate Marvel Team-Up #16 will be 40 pages and will cost $2.25.

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FIRST LOOK: ULTIMATE X-MEN #18

Ultimate X-Men #18 will arrive in stores on Wednesday from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Mark Millar, with art and cover by Chris Bachalo.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"The students hit Colossus's home turf -- and wait until you see how the steel-skinned strongman handles the visit. Plus: Professor X's biggest secret comes back to haunt him -- with a vengeance."

Ultimate X-Men #18 will be 40 pages and will cost $2.25.

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FIRST LOOK: X-FORCE #127

X-Force #127 will arrive in stores on Wednesday from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Peter Milligan, with art and cover by Mike Allred.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"It's a countdown to catastrophe as the X-Force - or at least one of 'em - races toward an oblivion that's been foretold in the stars. Whose swan song will X-Force soon be singing: The Orphan's? U-Go Girl's? The Anarchist's? Doop's?"

X-Force #127 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.25.

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