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if_2_thumbThe week between Christmas and New Years is always a slow one in the comics world, and even more so from Marvel this year with Civil War #6 pushed back until the first week of '07, but that doesn't mean there aren't great comics coming out. Here's a preview of Immortal Iron Fist #2 and X-Men #194 to entice you to spend some of those Christmas gift certificates.



Immortal Iron Fist #1 Sells Out

Danny Rand has his own title again and it's an unqualified success as Immortal Iron Fist #1 has sold out at Diamond. Currently, Marvel has no plans to go back to press on the scorching hot issue.

The adventures of the Immortal Iron Fist continue as writers Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction, artist David Aja and special guest artist John Severin bring you the next chapter of the Iron Fist legacy in issue #2 after the red-hot reaction Immortal Iron Fist #1 received from fans and critics.

Koben Kelly of said the Immortal Iron Fist "is set up to become the next huge title for Marvel fans in the coming year."

Tobey Cook of gave it a "5 out 5"and said "Brubaker, Fraction and Aja have a real hit on their hands here, and I predict it won't be long before this is one of Marvel's top-selling titles. It's just that good."

Richard George of called the series "fantastic,""absolutely brilliant"and "the best thing I've read this week."

And there is even more action and intrigue in issue #2 including Danny searching for his legacy, a run-in with Hydra and a visit from his former partner...Luke Cage!

Danny Rand is unraveling the truth behind the Iron Fist, along with the help of a living legend long-thought dead who was once an Iron Fist himself! Unfortunately for Danny, searching for the truth about himself and the legacy of his powers won't be easy, especially when Hydra has targeted the Rand Corporation.

Catch the next issue of Immortal Iron Fist and see why many are calling this book the break-out book of the year!

Be advised, copies of Immortal Iron Fist #1 may still be available at the retail level.

Cover by DAVID AJA
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
FOC -12/7, On-Sale -12/27/2006


A New X-Villain Debuts in X-Men #194

After the action-packed confrontation with the Children of the Vault last issue, Rogue's team of X-Men find themselves up against another brand new threat in X-Men #194.

When the mysterious threat known as Pan makes his presence known, the questions begin to mount. Who is Pan and what exactly does his name forebode? What does Pan want and what is he willing to do to get it?

The new threat of Pan isn't the only problem Rogue has to face, however. The question of what to do with Sabretooth still hangs over the team's head. Plus, what becomes of Lady Mastermind and Karima? And to top it off, the team may be in store for a new base of operations.

For all this and more, check out X-Men #194 for Part 1 of "Primary Infection"as writer Mike Carey is joined by artist Humberto Ramos, fresh off his run on Wolverine.

X-MEN #194 (OCT062191)
Written by MIKE CAREY
Pencils & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99
FOC -12/7, On-Sale -12/27/2007

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