Wednesday, January 28, 2004
MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR APRIL
Following are Marvel Comics' graphic novels for April, with information coming from the company.
MARVEL AGE TITLES
Written by Brian K. Vaughan, cover and pencils by Adrian Alphona.
All young people believe their parents are evil ... but what if they really are? Meet Alex, Karolina, Gert, Chase, Molly and Nico -- whose lives are about to take an unexpected turn. When these six young friends discover their parents are all secretly super-powered villains, the shocked teens find strength in one another. Together, they run away from home and straight into the adventure of their lives -- vowing to turn the tables on their evil legacy. Collects the Runaways #1-6 in the full-color 5"x8" Digest format.
144 pages, $7.99,
Written by Sean McKeever, cover and pencils by UDON.
This teen, sci-fi drama shows one contemporary teenager's struggle to find his own voice, to stand up for himself and to discover what it means to be a hero in the 21st century! Oh yeah, and it's also about a boy and his giant robot! Collects Sentinel #1-6 in the full-color 5"x8" Digest format.
136 pages, $7.99.
Written by Tom DeFalco, pencils by Ron Frenz and Pat Olliffe, cover by Gurihiru.
The earliest adventures of Spider-Manıs daughter from the future -- Spider-Girl -- are collected in this 5"x8" full-color digest volume. May "Mayday" Parker learns the lessons her famous father learned years before -- with great power, there must also come great responsibility.
144 pages, $7.99.
Plot by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, script by Daniel Quantz, cover and pencils by Mark Brooks.
Meet Spider-Man and his most menacing villains -- Doctor Octopus, Doctor Doom, the Vulture and the Sandman -- in this new, all-ages, contemporary revisiting of Stan Lee and Steve Ditkoıs classic Spidey stories. Marvel Age: Spider-Man introduces new and young readers to some of the greatest stories of the legendary Marvel Universe with dynamic brand-new art and a modern flair.
128 pages, $7.99.
Written by Jeph Loeb, cover and pencils by Tim Sale.
Available for the first time in trade paperback format -- Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale present this lavish look back at a pivotal era for the Amazing Spider-Man -- including the introduction of Peter's first love, Gwen Stacy; his growing relationship with Mary Jane Watson; his budding friendship with Harry Osborn; and Spider-Man's startling final battle against the Green Goblin.
144 pages, $14.99.
Written by Mark Millar, cover and pencils by Bryan Hitch.
Still dealing with the aftermath of the Hulkıs rampage through NYC, and Giant Manıs shocking and vicious attack on the Wasp, the team "welcomes" new members Black Widow, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, and begins to uncover a clandestine alien infiltration of Earth decades in the making -- and how it may have began during a secret mission Captain America himself presided over in the darkest days of World War II. Collects The Ultimates Vol. 1, #7-13.
200 pages, $17.99.
Written by Greg Rucka, cover and pencils by Leandro Fernandez.
In a dusty border town on the edge of Mexico, Wolverine, the worldıs most dangerous -- and most popular -- mutant, chances upon a grisly discovery that begs for his unique brand of justice. Collects Wolverine #7-11.
120 pages, $11.99.
Written by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita and Gil Kane, cover by Todd McFarlane.
An all-new classic Spider-Man collection! Before Peter Parker lost the first great love of his life Gwen Stacy, her father -- a respected former NYPD police officer and trusted friend to Peter and Spider-Man -- fell to one of Spideyıs greatest foes Doctor Octopus. Relive or read for the first time one of the definitive events in the tragic life of Spider-Man. Collects Amazing Spider-Man #88-92,
112 pages, $12.99.
Written by Brian K. Vaughan, pencils by Staz Johnson, cover by Tony Harris and Tom Feister.
Spider-Man and longtime foe Doctor Octopus face off once again in a brutal battle of egos! But the deadly Doctor's got a secret weapon up his sleeve this time: Jeff Brasi, a staff photographer from the Daily Bugle who wants to know just how a stringer named Peter Parker always seems to get the front page. Spider-Man 2ıs Doc Ock takes center stage just in time for the summer ı04 blockbuster sequel.
120 pages, $13.99.
Written by Stacy Weiss and Dan Chariton, pencils by Milx and Lan Medina, cover by Joe Jusko.
Small children from around the globe are vanishing without a trace, and reports of the appearance of a gleaming alien figure at the time of their abductions are growing in number. For single mother Denise Walters, caring for her young autistic daughter has been the primary focus of her life -- she never imagined becoming embroiled in alien abduction and mankind's possible Armageddon. But that's exactly what happens when the Silver Surfer appears in Deniseıs home and whisks her daughter away. As Denise delves further into her daughterıs abduction, she begins unraveling the mystery of the Surfer's motives. Is his strange and alien mind plotting mankind's salvation, or its ultimate destruction? Collects Silver Surfer #1-6.
144 pages, $14.99.
ESSENTIAL TOMB OF DRACULA VOL. 2 TPB
Written by Marv Wolfman, Chris Claremon and David Kraft, pencils by Gene Colan, Don Heck, Frank Springer and Virgilio Redondo.
Continuing the B&W collection of Marvel's classic horror title. Is Dracula dead? Allowing his hunters to think him destroyed, the Lord of the Undead lies in wait while his secret machinations split Blade, Frank Drake, Quincy Harker and Rachel Van Helsing apart -- setting them up for his final attack. Guest-starring Dr. Strange and Brother Voodoo. Collects Tomb of Dracula #26-49, Giant-Size Dracula #2-5 and Dr. Strange #14.
592 pages, black and white, $16.99.
Written by Stan Lee, cover and pencils by Gene Colan.
In celebration of his 40th anniversary, this follow-up to last yearıs Essential Daredevil Vol. 1 collects some of Daredevil's greatest moments. Struggling with his dual identity and the temporary loss of his powers, DD battles a who's who of classic foes -- including Stilt-Man, the Masked Marauder, the Beetle, Cobra, Mr. Hyde, the Trapster, the Exterminator, the Unholy Three and the Jester. Guest-starring Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Dr. Doom, Captain America and Thor. Collects Daredevil #26-48, Daredevil Annual #1 and Fantastic Four #73
568 pages, black and white, $16.99.
Written by Stan Lee, pencils by John Romita, Don Heck and Larry Lieber.
The first brand-new Spider-Man Masterworks volume in 12 years debuts just in time for Spider-Man 2. This action-packed volume collects a selection of Spidey tales by legends Stan Lee and John Romita Sr. Includes a four-part Doctor Octopus epic -- plus appearances by the Kingpin, Ka-Zar, the Spider-Slayer, Captain Stacy and more. And an introduction by John Romita Sr. himself! Collects Amazing Spider-Man #51-61 and Amazing Spider-Man Annual #4.
304 pages, $49.99.
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