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FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010

MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS

FIRST LOOK: ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN/WOLVERINE #1

Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine #1 will arrive in stores on May 5 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Jason Aaron, with art and cover by Adam Kubert.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Spider-Man and Wolverine! Everyone's favorite wise-cracking web-spinner and ferocious furball come together in their first major series ever! The creative team of Aaron and Kubert send Spidey and Wolvie to the edges of the Marvel Universe as they face such awful beings as The Czar, Big Murder and Doom the Living Planet! But who is the major Marvel villain pulling the strings? And can Spidey and Wolvie refrain from killing one another long enough to find out?"

Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine #1 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: AVENGERS: THE ORIGIN #2

Avengers: The Origin #2 will arrive in stores on May 5 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Joe Casey, with art by Phil Noto and covers by Noto and Salvador Larroca.

Here's how Marvel describes the book:

"The historic first gathering of Earth's Mightiest Heroes continues here...chockfull of previously unknown details! As Loki's plans escalate, five disparate heroes -- Iron Man, Thor, Ant-Man, the Wasp and the Hulk -- are caught up in events that just may be beyond their comprehension!  How do people react to these strange beings working together? With guns drawn, that's how!"

Avengers: The Origin #2 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: CAPTAIN AMERICA/BLACK PANTHER: FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS #2

Captain America/Black Panther: Flags of our Father #2 will arrive in stores on May 5 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Reginald Hudlin, with art and cover by Denys Cowan.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"For the first time ever, see the full story of the first meeting of Captain America and the Black Panther! It's a World War Two adventure featuring a young Steve Rogers, the Black Panther and Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos in combat with the nastiest Nazi villains in the Marvel Universe -- Baron Strucker & the Red Skull!"

Captain America/Black Panther: Flags of our Father #2 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.

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FIRST LOOK: DEADPOOL CORPS #2

Deadpool Corps #2 will arrive in stores on May 5 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Victor Gischler, with art and cover by Rob Liefeld.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Tapped by the Elders of the Universe, The Deadpool Corps -- Deadpool, Headpool, Kidpool, Dogpool and Lady Deadpool -- embark on the universe-spanning mission that only they can accomplish.  If there's one thing Deadpool has learned, it's keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and your drinking buddies even closer than that.  Why fight the Champion when he can be the Deadpool Corps's new best pal?"

Deadpool Corps #2 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.

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FIRST LOOK: PHILIP K. DICK'S ELECTRIC ANT #2

Philip K. Dick's Electric Ant #2 will arrive in stores on May 5 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Jeff Parker, with art by Humberto Ramos.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"David Mack and Pascal Alixe continue their charged and visually stunning adaptation of Philip K. Dick's Electric Ant! When most people have crises of identity, a therapist might advise them to look inside themselves for answers. But after Garson Poole, CEO of Tri-Plan Industries, wakes up in a hospital and is told he is not human, but, in fact, a robot known as an Electric Ant, he goes looking for answers by o, pening up his chest panel and literally looks inside himself. But what lies in there is more profound and terrifying than anyone is prepared for..."

Philip K. Dick's Electric Ant #2 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: IRON MAN 2: PUBLIC IDENTITY #2

Iron Man 2: Public Identity #2 will arrive in stores on May 5 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Justin Theroux and Joe Casey, with art by Barry Kitson.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"An all-new, exclusive story officially set in the world of the Iron Man movies! Find out how Tony Stark gets from point A -- the 'I am Iron Man' press conference from the blockbuster hit Iron Man -- to point B when the story of Iron Man 2 begins and Tony is butting heads with the U.S. government. Everybody wants to get their hands on Tony Stark's game-changing Iron Man technologyÉand Tony knows the damage his armor could wreak in irresponsible hands. But a reckless military leader gets involved -- a familiar Marvel face with close ties to Tony's past -- and he's got his own plans that don't involve waiting for Stark to just hand over the suit..."

Iron Man 2: Public Identity #2 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.

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FIRST LOOK: THE MANY LOVES OF THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1

The Many Loves of the Amazing Spider-Man #1 will arrive in stores on May 5 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Chris Yost, Fred Van Lente and Roger Stern, with art by Michael Ryan, Javier Rodriguez and more and a cover by Jason Leveseque.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Peter Parker may be short on luck but his life sure isn't short on beautiful, intelligent women and here, Marvel is proud to present three all-new tales of Spider-Man's greatest loves. First, Spider-Man finally strikes it rich thanks to the help of the beautiful Black Cat and superstar creators Chris Yost and Michael Ryan. But it's one payday he may live to regret. Then, Webhead stalwart Fred Van Lente teams with rising star Javier Rodriguez to take you back to a chance meeting between Carlie Cooper and Gwen Stacy--and how it changed their lives forever. Finally, Amazing Spider-Man writer Roger Stern checks in on Mary Jane Watson. How is Peter's ex coping in a Spider-Man world?"

The Many Loves of the Amazing Spider-Man #1 will be 32 pages and cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: ULTIMATE COMICS NEW ULTIMATES #2

Ultimate Comics New Ultimates #2 will arrive in stores on May 5 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Jeph Loeb, with art and cover by Frank Cho.

Here's how Marvel describes the book:

"The New Utimates finally take their place as the country's protectors, but they'll be tested like never before. Loki is back and unleashing his vengeance, Thor is forming dangerous liaisons with Hela, trolls and dragons are running amok through New York City, and the Defenders have some new and dangerous skills. Are the New Ultimates up to the challenge, even when a shocking betrayal rocks the team to its core?! It's a face-off with unimaginable stakes."

Ultimate Comics New Ultimates #2 will be 40 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: REALM OF KINGS: SON OF HULK #4

Realm of Kings: Son of Hulk #4 will arrive in stores on May 5 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Scott Reed, with art by Migule Munera and a cover by Alex Garner.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"The Son of Hulk, the sinister visionary Hiro-Kala, learns that unlike his father, love, not anger, is his most dangerous emotion...for it is his love that will someday trigger an unstoppable, cosmic Armageddon! While this incredible prophecy forces him to make a shocking sacrifice, the Son of Hulk faces a brutal, final showdown that will shatter the past and future of Jarella's sub-atomic planet K'ai...and the entire Microverse! The conclusion of 'The Conquest of Jarella's World.'"

Realm of Kings: Son of Hulk #4 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: SPECTACULAR SPIDER-GIRL #1

Spectacular Spider-Girl #1 will arrive in stores on May 5 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Tom DeFalco, with art and cover by Ron Frenz.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

Spider-Girl's back -- and she's brought the punisher with her! As a gang war threatens to tear her world apart and her clone, the Venom-like hybrid April Parker adopts a deadly new identity, MayDay Parker's share of the old Parker luck gets cranked up to eleven when Frank Castle comes out of retirement! Meanwhile the daughter of Captain America is back on the streets of the MC2 Universe – in a world racked with crime and despair, can even American Dream keep hope alive? Here's your chance to get in on the ground floor and see why Spider-Girl has the most dedicated fans of all!"

Spectacular Spider-Girl #1 will be 40 pages and cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: SPIDER-MAN: FEVER #2

Spider-Man: Fever #2 will arrive in stores on May 5 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Brendan McCarthy, with art and cover by McCarthy.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Visionary creator Brendan McCarthy continues his surreal story as Dr. Strange journeys through bizarre dimensional realms in order to rescue Spider-Man's soul from a tribe of depraved spider-demons. Reading like a psychedelic mash-up of Steve Ditko, The Beatles and Tim Burton, this trippy adventure is another modern classic from The House of Ideas!"

Spider-Man: Fever #2 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.

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FIRST LOOK: THOR AND THE WARRIORS FOUR #2

Thor and the Warriors Four #2 will arrive in stores on May 5 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Alex Zalben, with art and cover by Gurihuru and a Hercules back-up by Colleen Coover.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Who are the Warriors Four? What do they want with The Mighty Thor, and his alien pal Beta Ray Bill? And how does a no-holds-barred stone throwing contest feature in all of this? The answers: 1) They're Power Pack! 2)They want magical Golden Apples to save their grandmother's life, and 3)who doesn't like a good stone-throwing contest? The adventures of Power Pack continue as they reach Asgard, fight Dark Dwarves alongside Thor, and move one step closer to bringing about the end of everything they hold dear!"

Thor and the Warriors Four #2 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.

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FIRST LOOK: UNCANNY X-MEN #524

Uncanny X-Men #524 will arrive in stores on May 5 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Matt Fraction, with art by Terry Doson and covers by Adi Granov, David Finch and Stephane Roux.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"'Second Coming,' chapter six. A beloved X-Man died defending Hope, the returned mutant 'messiah.' As they lay their comrade to rest, the remaining X-Men are left to question: Is she worth it?"

Uncanny X-Men #524 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.

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FIRST LOOK: VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT #8

Vengeance of the Moon Knight #8 will arrive in stores on May 5 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Gregg Hurwitz, with art by Tan Eng Huat and covers by Bryan Hitch and Josh Medors.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"'Killed, Not Dead,' part 1 of 2. It's crazy versus crazier when Moon Knight squares off against Deadpool! Herman Goncharenko lies at death's door, wasting away of cancer, but someone wants him killed, not dead. Someone desperate enough to hire the Merc with the Mouth to do the dirty deed. Gonchrenko's only hope: the reformed Moon Knight. But is he in Deadpool's weight class? Heck, is anyone?"

Vengeance of the Moon Knight #8 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: X-MEN: SECOND COMING -- REVELATIONS: HELLBOUND #1

X-Men: Second Coming -- Revelations: Hellbound #1 will arrive in stores on May 5 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Jonathan Hickman, with art by Stefano Caselli and a cover by Jim Cheung.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Fighting for the future of mutantkind, the X-Men are locked in battle with Bastion, staving off his forces even by sacrificing themselves. When Magik is gravely injured in battle, she instinctively flees to the sanctuary of Limbo...only to fall into the clutches of a longtime adversary hoping to wrest the powerful Soulsword -- and control of Limbo -- from her grasp. Now, a small team of X-Men venture in after her, but they are met only by unexpected peril: a horde of demons out for blood, Magik nowhere in sight, and a concealed evil walking amongst them."

X-Men: Second Coming -- Revelations: Hellbound #1 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.

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