Monday, November 24, 2003
MARVEL COMICS SOLICITATIONS: GRAPHIC NOVELS
Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art and cover by Alex Maleev.
After his secret identity as Daredevil is publicly exposed, Matt Murdock is forced to reckon with the problems and legal ramifications that emerged as a result of his public outing. But there isn't much time for Matt to dwell on his problems, as a new love appears on the horizon and one of Daredevil's most dangerous foes returns to take over the NYC underworld. And if that isn't enough, Daredevil also faces murder charges, the return of one of his deadliest foes, Typhoid Mary, and the Kingpin's attempt to restore his fallen empire. And the surprise ending changes Daredevil's place in the Marvel Universe forever! Collects Daredevil #38-50.
304 pages, $29.99, in stores on Feb. 11.
Written by Garth Ennis, penciled by Darick Robertson, cover by Wieslaw Walkuski.
Frank Castle has dedicated his life to waging war against the criminal underworld. For decades readers thought the ex-Marinešs crusade began with the brutal murder of his family in Central Park at the hands of the Mafia. But that isnšt the whole story. In the tradition of Wolverine: Origin, witness the true birth of the Punisher years before, as Frank Castle the man enters his third tour of duty in Vietnam, but leaves a force of nature. Collects the limited series.
112 pages, $17.99, in stores on Feb. 4.
Written by Garth Ennis, pencils by John McCrea, cover by Tim Bradstreet.
The most deadly man in the Marvel Universe -- The Punisher -- might finally meet his match as Daredevil, Spider-Man and Wolverine join forces to finally bring Frank Castle's killing spree to an end. Can the Punisher stay one step ahead of this powerhouse trio of heroes? And how does the Incredible Hulk figure into all of this? It's the Marvel movie you'll never get to see in theaters written by the outrageous Garth Ennis. Collects Punisher #33-37.
144 pages, $14.99, in stores on Feb. 4.
Written by Garth Ennis, cover and pencils by Glenn Fabry.
Comics' most outrageous writer Garth Ennis takes on Marvel's Norse God of Thunder and long-time Avenger, the Mighty Thor! When a band of invincible Zombie Vikings invades and begins to pillage Manhattan, it's up to Thor and guest-star Dr. Strange to stop them. But who is going to stop Garth Ennis from pillaging the Marvel Universe on this no-holds-barred MAX adventure?! Collects the limited series.
128 pages, $13.99, in stores on Feb. 11.
Written by Grant Morrison, cover and pencils by Phil Jimenez.
The X-Men thought he was dead. But the team's greatest adversary Magneto was simply in hiding, waiting in secret deep cover to make a move against the team that has thwarted his ambitions again and again. But where he was hiding will shatter the lives of everyone at Xavier's Mansion, if they even survive his latest attack. Plus, Wolverine discovers more secrets about his mysterious past and Jean Grey moves dangerously close to being consumed by the all-powerful Phoenix Force.Collects New X-Men #146-150.
136 pages, $12.99, in stores Feb. 18.
X-TREME X-MEN VOL. 7: STORM -- THE ARENA TPB
Written by Chris Claremont, pencils by Igor Kordey, cover by Salvador Larroca.
Storm takes center stage in this special solo story taking her on a journey of self-discovery. Ororo Munroe, the weather-wielding mutant goddess, ventures into a faraway realm and makes startling discoveries about herself when she's forced to endure brutal combat in a fight-or-die gladiator ring. Collects X-Treme X-Men #36-39.
152 pages, $16.99, in stores on Feb. 25.
Written by Mark Millar, pencils by Terry Dodson, photo covers.
The story of four teenagers -- May, Ben, Mary and Richard -- who spend a summer full of romance and high jinx, and then face consequences they never expected and will never forget ... including an unplanned pregnancy. How the four teens handle their problem may have everlasting consequences for the Marvel Universe. Collects Trouble #1-5.
128 pages, $13.99, in stores on Feb. 18.
Written by Robert Morales, cover and pencils by Kyle Baker.
The origin of one of Marvel's greatest heroes is re-examined and a new chapter in his secret history is revealed. All comics fans know Steve Rogers as Captain America -- believed to be the one and only man given the Super Soldier Serum during World War II. But was he really the only man injected with the serum? Learn the startling Truth about a small unit of black soldiers who served as test subjects while the serum was perfected, and the story of the one African-American man who paved the way for the Captain America we all know today. Collects Truth #1-7.
168 pages, $17.99, in store on Feb. 4.
Written by Devin Grayson, cover and art by UDON.
Now in the popular 5 1/8 x 7 13/16 digest format, Based on the top-rated animated program, this debut X-Men: Evolution Digest volume collects stories that reveal the events before the television show's first episode. Featuring Storm, Wolverine, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Professor Xavier and the rest of the series' stars. Collections X-Men: Evolution #1-4.
96 pages, $5.99, in stores on Dec. 10.
MARVEL MASTERWORKS LIBRARY
Written by Stan Lee, art by John Romita Sr. with Jack Kirby and Gene Colan.
Daredevil journeys to the Savage Land to learn the secret of Ka-Zar; battles side-by-side with Spider-Man against the Masked Marauder, and must face the Ox, the Gladiator and the Owl. Also in this volume: Foggy Nelson masquerades as Daredevil? Collects Daredevil Vol. 1 #12-21.
224 pages, $49.99, in stores on Feb. 25.
Written by Stan Lee, art by John Romita Sr.
Spider-Man's earliest adventures continue, with appearances by the Rhino, the Lizard, the Shocker, Kraven the Hunter and the Vulture. Plus Spidey tries to join the Avengers and battles the Hulk. And featuring the first appearances of the Kingpin and Mary Jane Watson. Collects Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #41-50, Annual #3.
240 pages, $49.99, in stores on Feb. 18.
Written by Stan Lee, art by Don Heck.
Giant-Man becomes Goliath! The Wasp returns! The team battles the Enchantress, Power Man, the Ringmaster, Kang, Doctor Doom, Attuma, the Collector, the Swordsman and the Black Widow! Collects Avengers Vol. 1 #21-30.
224 pages, $49.99, in stores on Feb. 4.
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