Short and sweet this week. New releases, Current Events, and Bring ‘Em Back. Immortal Iron Fist, Mighty Avengers, The Order, and X-Men are recommended reading along with another item or two. Hopefully, you won’t even notice the lack of Pick of the Week!
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Avengers Classic #7, $2.99
CABLE & DEADPOOL #48
COVER BY: SKOTTIE YOUNG
WRITER: FABIAN NICIEZA
PENCILS: REILLY BROWN
INKS: JEREMY FREEMAN
With his best pal gone, Deadpool continues his trek through time and space, spreading friendship and mercenary whoop-@$$ throughout the cosmos. After concluding his mysterious mission for Dr. Strange, Deadpool finds himself in the middle of a Louisiana swamp, confronted by He-Who-Has-Died-Twice, the Master of All Reptiles himself, BROTHER VOODOO. What shenanigans await these two? Find out in “Alone Again, Naturally” part 6!
Rated A …$2.99
Captain America Chosen #5 (of 6) and Travis Charest Variant Cover, $3.99
COVER BY: TOM GRUMMETT
WRITER: CHRIS CLAREMONT
PENCILS: TOM GRUMMETT
INKS: SCOTT HANNA
Adios, Exiles! They’ve left their footprints across the multiverse for a hundred issues, but what threat will make Blink and Co. close up shop for good? It’s not what you expect! And what’s this we hear about an all NEW EXILES…Also! Re-presenting the classic Exiles #1 by Judd Winnick and Mike McKone!
Rated A …$3.99
Foolkiller #3 (of 5), $3.99
IMMORTAL IRON FIST #11
COVER BY: TRAVEL FOREMAN
WRITERS: MATT FRACTION and ED BRUBAKER
PENCILS: DAVID AJA and KANO
THE SEVEN CAPITAL CITIES OF HEAVEN keeps kicking and punching its way toward the brutal finish line. Danny fights for survival — for the centuries-long legacy of the Iron Fist against the other Immortal Weapons; for his own life, as Davos the Steel Serpent makes his deadly move behind the scenes; and for K’un-Lun itself as the sinister Mr. Xao and his legion of Hydra science-terrorists conspire to wreak havok on the mystical city. Can even an ultimate warrior like the Immortal Iron Fist fight a war — and win — on three fronts? Even with the classic HEROES FOR HIRE working behind the scenes? Yeah, no, probably not. By Matt and Ed and David and Matt and Dave (THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST).
Rated T+ …$2.99
Incredible Hulk #112, $2.99
Iron Man Enter Mandarin #4 (of 6), $2.99
Marvel Adventures Avengers #19, $2.99
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #31, $2.99
Marvel Adventures Two-In-One #6, $4.99
Marvel Holiday Special (2007), $3.99
Marvel Illustrated Iliad #1 (of 8), $2.99
MIGHTY AVENGERS #6
COVER BY: FRANK CHO
WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
PENCILS and INKS: FRANK CHO
The shocking conclusion to the Ultron terror as the Avengers reassemble and go on the offensive. It’s now or never for an Ultron butt-kicking. How on Earth will Tony Stark survive this??? And how does this connect to the startling Skrull infestation that may have taken over the Marvel Universe? The next big clue to the truth is HERE!!
Rated A …$2.99
NEW X-MEN #45 (and VARIANT)
COVERS BY: DAVID FINCH and SIMONE BIANCHI
WRITER: CHRISTOPHER YOST and CRAIG KYLE
PENCILS: HUMBERTO RAMOS
INKS: CARLOS ALBERTO CRUZ CUEVAS
MESSIAH COMPLEX Part 8
A three way melee erupts over the baby! Some want to kill it, some want to save it, and when the dust settles, not everyone is left standing. Meanwhile, Layla Miller and Madrox gather clues while Madrox Prime slips deeper into his coma.
Rated T+ …$2.99
She-Hulk 2 #24, $2.99
Terror Inc #4 (of 5), $3.99
The Order #6, $2.99
Ultimate X-Men #89, $2.99
WHAT IF? CIVIL WAR #1 (and DJURDJEVIC WRAPAROUND SKETCH VARIANT and SILVESTRI VARIANT)
COVERS BY: MARKO DJURDJEVIC and MARC SILVESTRI
WRITERS: ED BRUBAKER, KEVIN GREVIOUX, and CHRISTOS GAGE
PENCILS: MARKO DJURDJEVIC, GUSTAVO, and HARVEY TOLIBAO
When a stranger appears in front of Iron Man, visiting Captain America’s symbolic grave at Arlington, he is told of two diverse ways CIVIL WAR could’ve concluded. The first: What If CAPTAIN AMERICA led all the heroes against the Registration Act? The second: What if IRON MAN lost the Civil War?
Join writers Ed Brubaker (Captain America, Daredevil), Kevin Grevioux (New Warriors, the movie-Underworld) and Christos Gage (Civil War: Casualties of War, World War Hulk: X-Men, TV’s Law & Order: SVU) in a giant-size issue that answers the questions Iron Man never wanted to ask!
With interior art by superstar cover painter Marko Djurdjevic, artist Gustavo (Marvel Age Spider-Man, Green Lantern, TMNT and The Amory Wars) and newcomer Harvey Tolibao (Iron Man Annual, Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic), this issue will fulfill your Civil War withdrawal!
Rated T+ …$3.99
Wolverine Firebreak One Shot, $3.99
Wolverine Origins #20, $2.99
World War Hulk Aftersmash Warbound #1 (of 5) WWH, $2.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: RAWHIDE KID VOL. 2 (and VARIANT EDITION VOL. 87)
COVER BY: JACK KIRBY
WRITER: STAN LEE
PENCILS: JACK KIRBY, JACK DAVIS, DON HECK, DICK AYERS, GENE COLAN, PAUL REINMAN, AL HARTLEY, and SOL BRODSKY
They’re not just the pair that created the world’s most-famous super heroes; Stan Lee and Jack Kirby prove they’re the kings of all comics, with a one, two-gun second Rawhide Kid Masterworks!
The man from the Texas town of Rawhide, Johnny Bart, is the fastest draw in the wild West, but that kind of reputation doesn’t come easy, and with the law on his trail it’s all for one for the Rawhide Kid. Every no-good varmit west of the Mississippi from Mister Lightning to the Barker Brothers to Jasper Jelko is looking to build his rep over the Kid’s dead body, and when you’ve got friends like Jesse James, who needs enemies?!
So do yerself some good book learin’, reserve your copy today, and one day you might be just as good as the roughest, toughest, rootin’est, tootin’est cowboy who ever kicked back a glass of milk! Collecting RAWHIDE KID #26-35.
All Ages …$54.99
ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 9: SILVER SURFER
COVER BY: PASQUAL FERRY
WRITER: MIKE CAREY
PENCILS: PASQUAL FERRY
The Story: Reed Richards’ attempts to create a Cosmic Cube have caused him to pierce the barriers of a hundred universes. And falling through the opening into our unsuspecting reality is the keeper of the Power Cosmic—Ultimate Silver Surfer! ’Nuff said! Collecting ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #42-46.
Rated A …$13.99
X-FACTOR: HEART OF ICE PREMIERE
COVER BY: PABLO RAIMONDI
WRITER: PETER DAVID
PENCILS: KHOI PHAM
With Mutant Town under siege and the X-Cell having taken refuge there, X-Factor races both the clock and their own divided allegiances as they try to stave off the very real possibility of every former mutant being rounded up and imprisoned as a potential terrorist. But will they have to reveal their knowledge of M-Day’s secret…and, if so, what will the fallout be? Collecting X-FACTOR #18-24.
Rated T+ …$19.99
X-MEN: MARAUDERS / BLINDED BY THE LIGHT
COVER BY: CHRIS BACHALO
WRITER: MIKE CAREY
PENCILS: HUMBERTO RAMOS and CHRIS BACHALO
The X-Men face meltdown from within and from without…and their leader, Rogue, faces something worse. Meanwhile, a mysterious strike force is taking out the few remaining mutants one by one, with ruthless efficiency. But who is the ultimate target? Featuring a plethora of mutant guest stars, the return of several fan-favorites and a devastating face-off against the deadliest villain team in the X-Men’s forty-four year history! Collecting X-MEN #200-204.
Rated A …$14.99
X-MEN: THE COMPLETE ONSLAUGHT EPIC VOL. 1
COVER BY: ADAM KUBERT
WRITERS: MARK WAID, JEPH LOEB, SCOTT LOBELL, TERRY KAVANAGH, and PETER DAVID
PENCILS: ANDY KUBERT, PASQUAL FERRY, JOE MADUREIRA, ADAM KUBERT, MIKE DEODATO JR, STEVE SKROCE, ANTHONY CASTRILLO, IAN CHURCHILL, and ANGEL MEDINA
It begins here! The saga that literally re-made the Marvel Universe of the 1990s is collected in chronological order across four volumes! The psionic force of nature known only as Onslaught sprang forth from the fractured psyche of mutant mentor Charles Xavier and the genetic terrorist called Magneto. Powered by his progenitors’ rage, Onslaught laid siege to humanity — touching off a cataclysmic conflict destined to deprive a world of its most revered icons! Collecting X-MEN #53-54, UNCANNY X-MEN #334-335, AVENGERS #400-401, ONSLAUGHT: X-MEN, X-MAN #18, X-FORCE #57, CABLE #34 and INCREDIBLE HULK #444.
272 PGS./Rated T+ …$29.99
Ultimate Spider-Man Venom Prem HC, $19.99
Cover by MARK BAGLEY, written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, penciled by MARK BAGLEY
Collecting ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #33-39.
Captain Marvel #1 (of 5) 2nd Ptg, $2.99
Marvel Zombies HC 6th Ptg Iron Man, $19.99
New X-Men #44 2nd Ptg Ramos Var (Humberto Ramos Variant Cover)(X-Men Messiah CompleX Part 4), $2.99
Thor #4 2nd Ptg Var, $2.99
Daily Bugle January 2008, AR