First Look | Marvel Comics 11/22

Civil War fallout continues in Punisher War Journal #1, Heroes For Hire #4, and Wolverine #48, Ultimate Spider-Woman's identity is finally revealed in Ultimate Spider-Man #102, and Peter David revisits one of his most famous stories when X-Factor get their heads shrunk by Doc Samson.  

Punisher as Civil War Executioner in New Punisher War Journal

Frank Castle is back in the Marvel Universe and unlike others who've tip-toed the line between anti and pro-registration, Frank is diving right into the Civil War starting in the all-new ongoing series Punisher War Journal #1. Frank's not likely to have second thoughts about his role: those who deserve punishment will pay…and the sentence is death.

First up on the list: Stilt-Man! Wilbur Day, more commonly known as Stilt-Man, might not be a heavy hitter, but it doesn't matter who you are, if you cross Frank Castle you're done for. Take note true believers, Frank isn't going soft just because he's back in the Marvel Univers; expect blood and lots of it.

Written by Matt Fraction with Young Guns: Reloaded artist Ariel Olivetti, Punisher War Journal ties directly into Civil War # 5 and guarantees to change the tide of the war. What is Frank's plan? How will he affect this war? Only he knows and we're too scared to ask!

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #1 (JUL061988)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
32 PGS./NO ADS/ Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC -11/2, On-Sale -11/22/2006

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #1 – BLACK & WHITE VARIANT (JUL061989)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
32 PGS./NO ADS/ B&W/ Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC -11/2, On-Sale -11/22/2006

 

Post Civil War, Ricadonna Returns in Heroes for Hire #4

After the Civil War action of the last three issues, the Heroes for Hire don't have a second to catch their breath as Ricadonna, the criminal mastermind and prolific enemy of Misty Knight and Colleen Wing, escapes from prison in Heroes for Hire #4.

Ricadonna, last seen slicing her way through Wing and Knight, (literally, as Ricadonna sliced off Misty's bionic arm) is back and ready to get her revenge on the entire Heroes for Hire. Up first: the team's most mysterious member Tarantula is targeted for death!

Plus, Shang Chi leads an investigation into Skrull organ transplants and the mysterious corporation behind them. But has the Master of Kung Fu gotten in over his head?

Adam White of Comiccritique.com calls Heroes for Hire, "pretty much everything I hoped it would be, providing laughs, thrills, mystery, and martial arts…Regardless of what genres or series you like, definitely check out Heroes for Hire because you'll get a kick out of it no matter what."

For more action, explosions, and kung-fu than should legally be allowed in one comic book, check out Heroes for Hire #4.

HEROES FOR HIRE #4 (SEP062116)
Written by JUSTIN GRAY & JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by FRANCIS PORTELLA & TOM PALMER
Cover by WILLIAM TUCCI
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC -11/2, On-Sale -11/22/2006

 

Civil War Epilogue in Wolverine #48, Prologue for Marvel Comics
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In the recent Civil War tie-in "Vendetta" story arc running through Wolverine, the feral X-Man and Avenger had been in a plane crash, nearly decapitated, and had all of his flesh burned clear off. In Wolverine #48, the question of even Logan could have survived such injuries is answered.

If you thought you knew everything about Logan and his extraordinary healing factor, you thought wrong. The newest mystery for Wolverine starts in Wolverine #48.

And it continues in 2007 in the pages of Marvel Comics Presents where Marc Guggenheim and Howard Chaykin further explore Logan's next great mystery.

WOLVERINE #48 (SEP062147)
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Pencils & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99
FOC – 11/2, On-Sale – 11/22/2006

 

Spider-Woman's Identity Unwebbed in Ultimate Spider-Man #102

The biggest threat to Peter Parker's life and those he loves just gets worse in Ultimate Spider-Man #102. With Aunt May reeling from a heart attack and Gwen Stacy tearing through S.H.I.E.L.D. agents as Carnage, Peter tries to evade capture in attempt to figure out how his life has fallen apart.

Plus, Mary Jane's startling transformation is revealed and more clues into the mystery behind the Peter Parker clone that kidnapped MJ and the clone that is trying to free her. And what is Ben Reilly up to? Would it have anything to do with the clones running around?

And we learn the identity of Spider-Woman is actually…come on. Did you really think we were going to tell you? You're going to have to read Ultimate Spider-Man #102 to find out. The most shocking story in Ultimate history clone-tinues as the Clone Saga approaches its conclusion!

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #102 (SEP062078)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by MARK BAGLEY
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
FOC -11/2, On-Sale -11/22/2006

 

Re-Examining a Classic in X-Factor #13

One of the most memorable moments in comics is being revisited in X-Factor #13. Entitled "Re-X-Aminations," this issue returns the members of X-Factor to the place where they took their toughest hits and showed their true colors- Doc Samson's office, as last shown in X-Factor #87. This issue also reunites the two creators of that landmark issue as Joe Quesada, the penciler of X-Factor #87, returns once more to the drawing board to bring fans this special 50/50 variant cover to X-Factor #13. Don't miss out on a turning point in the team's future as this blast from the past rocks the title once more!

Plus, this issue features the stunning debut of new series-regular artist Pablo Raimondi (MADROX). If anyone who read the previous series isn't reading the current one, this is the issue to bring them on board!

X-FACTOR #13 (SEP062150)
Written by PETER DAVID
Pencils & Cover by PABLO RAIMONDI
50/50 Variant Cover by JOE QUESADA
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC -11/2, On-Sale -11/22/2006

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