This week, our host introduces a new segment (and after listening to it, wonders why) titled Marvel Tales. But before we get to that, we have the week’s new releases to through along with the Pick of the Week, and Backwards Dave brings us a Bring ‘Em Back that should interest the mutant lovers among us. Pat Loika joins us with Current Events which not only tells us what happened last week, but touches on the future of the segment.
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Marvel Titles On Sale, 1.23.08
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #548
COVER BY: STEVE MCNIVEN
WRITER: DAN SLOTT
PENCILS: STEVE MCNIVEN
INKS: DEXTER VINES
AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING!
Dan Slott (SHE-HULK, AVENGERS:THE INITIATIVE) and Steve McNiven (CIVIL WAR) wrap up the first amazing month of Brand New Day with a deadly conflict and surprise revelation that promises to make Spider-Man’s life much more difficult in the coming months. Listen up Spider-philes, three times a month won’t be nearly enough for you!
Rated A …$2.99
ASTONISHING X-MEN #24 (and VARIANT)
COVER BY: JOHN CASSADAY
WRITER: JOSS WHEDON
PENCILS and INKS: JOHN CASSADAY
Everything, from #1 to now, comes down to this. Things will change. One will not return. This is the end. Or is it? Part 6 (of 6)
Rated T+ …$2.99
Iron Man #25, $3.99
Marvel Adventures Iron Man #9, $2.99
Marvel Illustrated Picture Dorian Gray #2 (of 6), $2.99
Marvel Zombies 2 #4 (of 5), $2.99
COVER BY: TIM BRADSTREET
WRITER: GARTH ENNIS
PENCILS and INKS: GORAN PARLOV
“LONG COLD DARK,” PART 5
The wild conclusion to the bloodiest PUNISHER arc yet, as Frank Castle squares off against Barracuda for the final time! It ends here. No rule—or bone—will be left unbroken. And only one walks away.
Explicit Content …$2.99
She-Hulk 2 #25, $3.99
THE ORDER #7
COVER BY: BARRY KITSON
WRITER: MATT FRACTION
PENCILS: BARRY KITSON
INKS: MARK MORALES
Following up on the shocking conclusion of THE ORDER #6: the United States military is on high alert. Civilians are being evacuated. S.H.I.E.L.D. has been mobilized. The eyes of the entire world are on southern California and the international crisis unfolding there…and standing between it and a happy ending is Henry Hellrung, the leader of the Order. In this special issue marking the midway point of THE ORDER’s first year and revisiting several key moments in Marvel history, Henry—unproven, untested, and unaccustomed to operating on a global scale, especially when there are millions of lives on the line—finds himself alone in a room with a man that could end the world as we know it. If he wins, the Order might just have a chance to survive. If Henry fails—we’re all doomed. No pressure there, guy. By Matt Fraction (IMMORTAL IRON FIST, Casanova) and Barry Kitson (Legion of Super-Heroes, Empire).
Rated T+ …$2.99
ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #50 (and WHITE COVER)
COVER BY: MARKO DJURDJEVIC
WRITER: MIKE CAREY
PENCILS: TYLER KIRKHAM
INKS: SAL REGLA
Thanos returns as a new story arc begins in our fateful 50th issue! The F.F. return from Siberia to find the Baxter Building—and the rest of New York City—under siege! The prize is the greatest force in existence—the Cosmic Cube! And in the race to command this deadliest of weapons, treachery and overkill are the order of the day…even from former friends! Writer Mike Carey has been building up to this saga for months—and new series penciler Tyler Kirkham (NEW AVENGERS/TRANSFORMERS) has arrived to kick off the action!
Rated A …$2.99
Ultimate Iron Man II #2 (of 4), $2.99
Ultimates 3 #2 (of 5)(Regular Joe Madureira Cover), $2.99
Ultimates 3 #2 (of 5)(Incentive Michael Turner Variant Cover), $2.99
World War Hulk Aftersmash Damage Control #1 (of 3), $2.99
X-MEN #207 (and VARIANT)
COVERS BY: DAVID FINCH and JIM CHEUNG
WRITER: MIKE CAREY
PENCILS: CHRIS BACHALO
INKS: TIM TOWNSEND
MESSIAH COMPLEX PART 13
The stunning conclusion to Messiah CompleX. Everyone has an agenda, but do any trump the child’s destiny? Mutant savior or mutant destroyer, the combatants may come to regret their roles in this fight. And what becomes of the X-Men in the wake of the biggest fight of their lives?
Rated A …$2.99
X-Men First Class Vol 2 #8 (of 8), $2.99
YOUNG AVENGERS PRESENTS #1
COVER BY: JIM CHEUNG
WRITER: ED BRUBAKER
PENCILS: PACO MEDINA
INKS: JUAN VLASCO
They’re back at last! Patriot, Hulkling, Wiccan, Vision, Stature and Hawkeye! Where have they been and what is their place in this new post-CIVIL WAR Marvel Universe? It will take six issues by six top creative teams to tell the tale! In this first installment, featuring PATRIOT, the grandson of the black Captain America struggles with his unresolved feelings about the death of Steve Rogers, and seeks out the Winter Soldier hoping to find some guidance. But who he’s looking for and who he finds may be two different things! By Eisner and Harvey Award-Winning Best Writer Ed Brubaker and rising star Paco Medina.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST BOOK 1
COVER BY: ALEKSI BRICLOT
WRITER: KEITH GIFFEN, CHRISTOS GAGE, and DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
PENCILS: TIMOTHY GREEN, MIKE LILLY, and MIKE PERKINS
The next sci-fi epic blasts off here! In the grim aftermath of the Annihilation War, a devastated universe struggles to rebuild. Gripped by fear and paranoia, civilizations have collapsed and entire worlds are now smoking ruins. What is next for the battle-weary heroes known as Nova, Peter Quill and Quasar? What are Ronan’s plans for the once-mighty Kree Empire? Which cosmic characters of the past are about to return? Who is the new hero approaching on the horizon? And what is the new threat that no one suspects? Collecting ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST PROLOGUE; ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST – QUASAR #1-4; ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST – STARLORD #1-4; and ANNIHILATION SAGA.
Rated T+ …$29.99
FANTASTIC FOUR: THE END
COVER BY: ALAN DAVIS
WRITER: ALAN DAVIS
PENCILS: ALAN DAVIS
INKS: MARK FARMER
Alan Davis writes and pencils the final story of Marvel’s first family! Even the strongest family can be torn apart by tragedy – and in the futuristic world of tomorrow, the members of the once-Fantastic Four are divided and vulnerable to opponents from their past. What events could have caused the FF to go their separate ways, and how does their disbanding set the stage for a conflict that will send shockwaves across the galaxy and beyond? Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR: THE END #1-6.
Rated T+ …$14.99
HULK VISIONARIES: PETER DAVID VOL. 5
COVER BY: DALE KEOWN
WRITER: PETER DAVID
PENCILS: JEFF PURVES, DALE KEOWN, SAM KIETH, and ANGEL MEDINA
The latest collection for David devotees starts off with a crisis countdown that takes the gray Hulk from one fight to another against the Abomination, the Fantastic Four and a Madman who can’t decide if he’s Bruce Banner’s biggest fan or worst enemy! Then, it’s a reunion with Doctor Strange and Namor the Sub-Mariner when the Hulk joins his fellow founding Defenders against an invasion from a universe even stranger than they are! Plus: the fate of Betty Brant Banner! Also featuring Mister Hyde and the mutants of Freedom Force! Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK #364-372 and ANNUAL #16.
Rated T+ …$19.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE DARING MYSTERY VOL. 1 HC (and VARIANT)
COVER BY: ALEX SCHOMBURG
Following the phenomenal success of Marvel Comics #1, Timely released its second superhero anthology Daring Mystery Comics, in January 1940. This hardcover collection remasters and restores these early adventures that introduce brand-new characters into the Marvel mythos (several of whom will be appearing in The Twelve by J. Michael Straczynski & Chris Weston). See the startling introduction of the Fiery Mask where he faces the fantastic thriller of the walking corpses. Soldier of fortune John Steel sneaks behind enemy lines. The Phantom Bullet, scourge of the underworld, faces off against a dastardly band of Head Hunters. District Attorney Dennis Burton decides to take the law into his own hands as the Laughing Mask and then later as the Purple Mask. Meet the Phantom Reporter – cub reporter by day…scourge of the underworld by night. Plus: The Texas Kid; Monako, Prince of Magic; Flash Foster, Phantom of the Underworld, Barney Mullen, Sea Rover; Zephyr Jones and his rocket ship; Trojak the Tiger Man; Captain K-4 and his Sky Devils; Mr. E; Dale of the FBI; Breeze Barton in the Miracle City; Marvex the Super-Robot; Captain Strong of the Foreign Legion; Whirlwind Carte of the Interplanetary Secret Service; and more!
Rated A …$59.99
COVER BY: BRANDON PETERSON
WRITER: MIKE CAREY and MARK MILLAR
PENCILS: BRANDON PETERSON and JOHN ROMITA, JR.
Picking up directly from the events of ULTIMATE EXTINCTION! The Earth was saved from the Ultimate threat: Gah Lak Tus. But scientist George Tarleton has captured a piece of that awesome entity and plans to reactivate it for his own evil purposes. The only hope for mankind against this mad scheme: the strange alien being called the Vision! Collecting ULTIMATE VISION #0-5.
Rated T+ …$14.99
DAILY BUGLE FEBRUARY NEWSPAPER
8 PGS./RATED T+ (each)
SPIDER-MAN: BRAND NEW DAY JIMENEZ POSTER
24×36 Color Poster…$7.99