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FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010

MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS

FIRST LOOK: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #639

Amazing Spider-Man #639 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Joe Quesada and Stan Lee, with art by Paolo Manuel Rivera, Quesada and Marcos Martin and covers by Rivera and Quesada.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"it's Mary Jane's turn to come clean.  What secrets has she been keeping?  And who really saved Aunt May?  You may think you know the answer, but you're about to find out the truth!"

Amazing Spider-Man #639 will be 40 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: AVENGERS: THE ORIGIN #5

Avengers: The Origin #5 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Joe Casey, with art and cover by Phil Noto.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"The big finale! All-out war on the Isle of Silence!  The climactic showdown on Earth!  Is the Hulk the true villain? Or does Loki's revenge plot have even deeper ramifications to humanity? And who actually thought of the name 'Avengers'? You might've read the 1963 original, but you really have no idea how it all ends!"

Avengers: The Origin #5 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: AVENGERS: PRIME #2

Avengers: Prime #2 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Brian Michael Bendis, with art and cover by Alan Davis.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Steve Rogers, Tony Stark and Thor have traveled to a mysterious dimension of the broken Nine Realms and have to fight their way to one anothers side or they will never make it back home. This vital chapter will impact the lives of all of the characters and resonate in the pages of Thor for years to come!"

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

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FIRST LOOK: CAPTAIN AMERICA #608

Captain America #608 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Ed Brubaker and Sean McKeever, with art by Butch Guice and David Baldeon and a cover by Marko Djurdjevic.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Baron Zemo takes his battle against the new Captain America to a new and terrifying level. And neither Bucky Barnes, or the readers will believe Zemo's last page revelation!"

Captain America #608 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.50.

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FIRST LOOK: CAPTAIN AMERICA: FOREVER ALLIES #1

Captain America: Forever Allies #1 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Roger Stern, with art by Nick Dragotta and Marco Santucci and a cover by Lee Weeks.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"James 'Bucky' Barnes has led many lives.  Once he was Captain America's partner Bucky, a proud member of the Invaders, a founder of the original Young Allies.  Now he is Captain America, the Sentinel of Liberty, and when an old enemy suddenly reappears, Jim must re-open the last, unsolved case of the Young Allies -- to stop a menace that threatens the world! A time-tossed epic tale of mystery, intrigue, and high adventure!"

Captain America: Forever Allies #1 will be 40 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: CASANOVA #2

Casanova #2 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Matt Fraction, with art by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon and a cover by Ba.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"'Strange, sweaty, naked things are afoot deep in the jungle metropolis of Áqua Pesada. A rogue E.M.P.I.R.E. agent has gone mad and, in between throwing the most decadent parties the world has ever known, spills his spy-guts out in the pages of a breathless, confessional, comic book... and Casanova Quinn is given orders by his father to bring the agent in... but Newman Xeno wants Casanova to kill him instead. Bloodshed, betrayal, a trial, an exile, a Paco Rabanne dress made entirely out of credit cards, and a shocking twist that sets Casanova irrevocably on a path of no return."

Casanova #2 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: DAREDEVIL: BLACK & WHITE #1

Daredevil: Black & White #1 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Peter Milligan, Rick Spears and Ann Nocenti, with art by Jason Latour, Mick Bertiloreniz and David Aja and a cover by Aja.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Daredevil, the blind avenger of Hell's Kitchen faces a life changing decision when he is presented with the chance to see again. But at what cost will Matt regain his sight? Guest starring Bullseye! The Kingpin of crime, ever the Machiavellian mastermind, uses lawyer Matt Murdock's quest for justice against him in a deadly money-making scheme. And the Man Without Fear finds himself embroiled in a gang war in Japan. All this and much more in this all-new, all-black-and-white one-shot in the spirit of the Mighty Marvel Magazines of yore, but all-now in style!"

Daredevil: Black & White #1 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: DARKSTAR AND THE WINTER GUARD #3

Darkstar and the Winter Guard #3 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by David Gallagher, with art by Steve Ellis and a cover by Clayton Henry.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Betrayed by one of their own, The Winter Guard now must confront a new threat that could mean the end of Russia as we know it! If you thought last issue's surprise was amazing, just wait until you see what the Presence has in store."

Darkstar and the Winter Guard #3 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.

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FIRST LOOK: DEADPOOL #1000

Deadpool #1000 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Dave Lapham, Peter Bagge, Adam Glass, Howard Chaykin, Fred Van Lente, Rob Williams and more, with art by Jerome Opena, Paco Medina, Philp Bond, Dave Lapham, Peter Bagge, Howard Chaykin and more and a cover by Dave Johnson.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Has it really been 100 issues since Deadpool #900? Who cares! Some of comics' top creators take aim at the Merc with a Mouth in this massive 104-page special that pits the Deadpool against a cavalcade of baddies -- including urban cannibals...underage hit men...mimes from outer space...and Lady Luck herself."

Deadpool #1000 will be 104 pages and will cost $4.99.

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FIRST LOOK: DEADPOOL: WADE WILSON'S WAR #3

Deadpool: Wade Wilson's War #3 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Duane Swierczynski, with art and cover by Jason Pearson.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Is Wade Wilson a brave soldier fighting American's secret wars -- or just some lunatic with a gun and an imaginary healing factor? The U.S. Senate wants to know, and forces Wilson to talk about what really went down in Sinaloa, Mexico. Watch as Deadpool and his deadly team of mercs raid the Mexican drug cartel from hell! Listen to the sound of snapping gunfire! Taste the fear! Smell the exploding dog doo! And when you're done with all of that listening, tasting, and smelling, keep watching... because the world is about to crumble all around Wade Wilson. And this time, there will be no shooting his way out."

Deadpool: Wade Wilson's War #3 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: DOOMWAR #6

Doomwar #6 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Jonathan Maberry, with art by Scott Eaton and a cover by John Romita Jr.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Doctor Doom has become the most powerful force on planet earth. He’s fought the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, two Black Panthers and Deadpool to a standstill, and left a trail of death and destruction behind him. Now it all comes down to a bloody battle at the border of Latveria – a battle that will decide the fate of the world."

Doomwar #6 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: ELECTRIC ANT #5

Electric Ant #5 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by David Mack, with art by Pascal Alixe and a cover by Paul Pope.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Over the centuries, people have fought for the right to speak, pray, and to be free. Now, Garson Poole finds himself in a fierce battle to exist. From the mind of legendary sci-fi author Philip K. Dick comes the riveting climax of this landmark comic-book adaptation!"

Electric Ant #5 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: ORSON SCOTT CARD'S ENDER IN EXILE #3

Orson Scott Card's Ender in Exile #3 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Roger Langridge, with art and cover by Chris Samnee.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Time is running out for Ender. The colony ship is about to reach its destination, and Ender's newest enemy, the captain of the ship, is ready to make his move. Can Ender outwit him before the captain seizes all control? Or will Ender be sidetracked by the beautiful young colonist eager for his attention?"

Orson Scott Card's Ender in Exile #3 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: GORILLA MAN #2

Gorilla Man #2 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Jeff Parker, with art by Giancarlo Caracuzzo and a cover by Leonard Kirk.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"As Ken Hale's mission takes him further into the jungle, he goes further into the wild past life that lead to him becoming the Gorilla-Man. Young Ken meets a beautiful girl named Lily but makes some powerful enemies!"

Gorilla Man #2 will be 40 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #3

Hawkeye & Mockingbird #3 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Matt Fraction, with art by Whilce Portacio and a cover by Terry Dodson.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Hawkeye and Mockingbird declare war on their twisted reflections: Crossfire and Phantom Rider! What shocking event happened last issue to trigger this blood feud? And are Clint and Bobbi ready for the army that awaits them? What are the Death T.H.R.O.W.S.? And what deadly surprise awaits our heroes back at their H.Q.?"

Hawkeye & Mockingbird #3 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.

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FIRST LOOK: HIT-MONKEY #2

Hit-Monkey #2 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Daniel Way, with art by Dalibor Talajic and a cover by Dave Johnson.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"With the spirit of the Nameless Assassin compelling him toward his righteous revenge, Hit-Monkey has cut a bloody swatch through the ranks of General Sato's empire...only to hit a snag. Enter: Bullseye! What chance, if any, does our soulful simian stand against the super-powered assassin? But Hit-Monkey has two very important things going for him: one, no one yet knows that it's him rather than the Nameless Assassin who's behind the killings...and two: he's a monkey."

Hit-Monkey #2 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.

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FIRST LOOK: IRON MAN LEGACY #5

Iron Man Legacy #5 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Fred Van Lente, with art by Steve Kurth and a cover by Travel Foreman.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Iron Man vs. Doctor Doom, as you've never seen it before! "War of the Iron Men" reaches its epic climax! Latveria invades Transia with a Doombot army, and Shellhead only has a hastily formed alliance with Radioactive Man and the Crimson Dynamo to defend against it! Tony Stark learns who betrayed the secrets of his armor to the Transians -- and the revelation will change his life (and yours, we have no doubt) forever!"

Iron Man Legacy #5 will be 32 pages and cost $2.99.

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FIRST LOOK: MARVEL UNIVERSE VS. THE PUNISHER #1

Marvel Universe vs. the Punisher #1 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Jonathan Maberry, with art and cover by Goran Parlov.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"A terrible plague has swept the Earth, turning everyone -- human, hero, villain, god and monster -- into sadistic cannibal predators. As Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Thing and other infected start a feeding frenzy, the world falls in a wave of insatiable violence. Now, five years later, one man hunts the wasteland that was New York City. One man stands against the hordes of monsters who hunt the night. He is the Punisher, the Last Gun on Earth. And he has an endless supply of ammunition."

Marvel Universe vs. the Punisher #1 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: NEW MUTANTS FOREVER #1

New Mutants Forever #1 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by by Chris Claremont, with art by Al Rio and covers by Rio and Bill Sienkiewicz.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"The third generation of Xavier's pupils is back...like you've never seen them! Claremont returns to the young mutant heroes he created to turn their lives upside down! Their headmaster, Magneto, has just joined the Hellfire Club, and now the team faces a threat so terrible they're willing to join forces with the Black Queen, Selene!"

New Mutants Forever #1 will be 40 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: THOR: THE RAGE OF THOR #1

Thor: The Rage of Thor #1 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Peter Milligan, with art and cover by Mico Suayan.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"The unquenchable rage of Thor knows no satisfaction! It is an earlier day. The perverse and unjust trial of Thor has left the God of Thunder resentful and bitter. Fed up with Asgard, he has quit the gods and taken up with the world of men...joined a humble community...taken a wife. But when the bloody tides of Asgard's battles lap even at the shores of Earth, Thor must take up arms once more -- or risk everything he now loves being eradicated under an unstoppable tide of death and destruction..."

Thor: The Rage of Thor #1 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: SECRET WARRIORS #18

Secret Warriors #18 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Jonathan Hickman, with art by Alessandro Vitti and a cover by Jim Cheung.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Steve Rogers guest stars in the shocking conclusion to 'The Last Ride of the Howling Commandos'! Never forgotten. Never defeated. No longer."

Secret Warriors #18 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: SHADOWLAND #2

Shadowland #2 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Andy Diggle, with art by Billy Tan and covers by John Cassaday.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"The battle for New York begins as battle lines are drawn and war forges strange allies.  Luck Cage, Iron Fist, Spider-Man, Moon Knight and...Kingpin? Plus, a dangerous new player enters the battle, one that could win the fight...or damn all of New York!"

Shadowland #2 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: SHADOWLAND: BULLSEYE #1

Shadowland: Bullseye #1 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by John Layman, with art by Sean Chen and a cover by John Christopher Tyler.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"For years he's haunted Daredevil's life, violently striking the Man Without Fear in the places that hurt like hell. Now, with his life as an Avenger behind him, Bullseye's secrets finally stand revealed."

Shadowland: Bullseye #1 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: S.H.I.E.L.D. #3

S.H.I.E.L.D. #3 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Jonathan Hickman, with art by Dustin Weaver and covers by Gerald Parel and a cover by Weaver.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Discover the secrets of Sir Issac Newton, see how Galileo defeated Galactus long before the Fantastic Four ever did and find out why Leonardo da Vinci traveled over 400 years to do."

S.H.I.E.L.D. #3 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.

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FIRST LOOK: SPIDER-MAN/FANTASTIC FOUR #2

Spider-Man/Fantastic Four #2 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Christos Gage, with art and cover by Mario Alberti.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Spider-Man must rescue the youngest member of comic's first family! Before there was Venom, there was the black costume symbiote that tried to permanently bond to Spider-Man...until the Fantastic Four set him free and captured the creature.  While caged, the symbiote expressed an eerie interest in young Franklin Richards.  After a quarter century, find out at last what happens when the symbiote escapes and comes after Franklin...even if it has to go through Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four (including the Sensational She-Hulk) to get him!"

Spider-Man/Fantastic Four #2 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.50.

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FIRST LOOK: SPITFIRE #1

Spitfire #1 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Paul Cornell, with art by Elena Casagrande and a cover by Jenny Frison.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"The British Invasion hits New York! While her MI13 compatriots make nice with the Yankee super sorts, Lady Jacqueline Falsworth is on the hunt for an old acquaintance...with bloody consequences for the Big Apple. With bad boy Blade at her side, the immortal speedstress must conquer her past in order to save her future!"

Spitfire #1 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.

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FIRST LOOK: ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 #6

Ultimate Comics Avengers 2 #6 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Mark MIllar, with art and cover by Leinil Francis Yu.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"The Avengers are caught in the middle as Ghost Rider and the demonically powered Vice-President Blackthorne go head-to-flaming-head! What hope do Hawkeye, Punisher, and the new Hulk have against Satan's soldiers?"

Ultimate Comics Avengers 2 #6 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.

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FIRST LOOK: YOUNG ALLIES #3

Young Allies #3 will arrive in stores on August 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Sean McKeever, with art by David Baldeon and a cover by David Lafuente.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Gravity's dark obsession mounts, Firestar's life threatens to implode, Toro's frustrations grow, and Nomad and AraĖa make a shocking discovery about the origins of the Bastards of Evil, whose plans to follow up on their vicious debut get underway."

Young Allies #3 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.

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