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Marvel touts a number of sellouts with previews of the follow-up issues. Check out previews of the
Riftwar adaptation Magician: Apprentice #4, the legendary Richard Corben on Ghost Rider #6, the debut of the new Wonder Man series, the first Exiles Annual, adamantium action in X-23: Target X #1 and Wolverine #49, plus a special advance look at the 12-27-shipping What If? X-Men: Deadly Genesis.

 

Magician: Apprentice #3 Sells Out

Magician: Apprentice has quickly become a hit as buzz continues to build in comic shops all over the country. Bringing the popular novels of Raymond E. Feist's Riftwar saga to the comics'page, Magician: Apprentice is the story of young Pug who wishes to learn the ways of magic and his warrior friend Tomas as an invasion of unknown assailants invade their world. The last issue to hit stands, Magician: Apprentice #3, has sold out at Diamond as the series continues to wow Riftwar fans while making many new fans along the way.

Marvel and the Dabel Brothers are going back to press on this pivotal issue with a new wraparound cover by Brett Booth to ensure that retailers have this issue in stock so everyone can follow the beginning of the Riftwar in the pages of Magician: Apprentice.

The sold out first printing of Anita Blake #1 was listed in Comic Buyer's Guide as #7 in their "Dozens to Dig For" and the sold out first printing of Magician: Apprentice #3 is sure to become just as hot.

Adapted by Michael Avon Oeming (Powers, Ares) and Bryan J.L. Glass with stunning art by Brett Booth (Heroes Reborn: Fantastic Four), Magician: Apprentice is the beginning of a story that has spawned over a dozen novels and has been a favorite of fantasy fans for over twenty years.

Retailers are advised to check the next edition of the Marvel Mailer for order info on Magician: Apprentice #3 Second Printing Variant. Also, Magician: Apprentice Collected Edition, containing the first two issues of the series, is still in stock for fans looking for the beginning of Pug and Tomas'story.

MAGICIAN: APPRENTICE #3 (of 12) SECOND PRINTING VARIANT
Written by RAYMOND E. FEIST
Adapted By MICHAEL AVON OEMING & BRYAN J.L. GLASS
Pencils & Cover by BRETT BOOTH
32 PGS./Rated T+ .$2.99
FOC -11/30, On-Sale -12/20/2006

MAGICIAN: APPRENTICE #4 (of 12) (OCT062200)
Written by RAYMOND E. FEIST
Adapted By MICHAEL AVON OEMING & BRYAN J.L. GLASS
Pencils & Cover by BRETT BOOTH
32 PGS./Rated T+ .$2.99
FOC -11/21, On-Sale -12/13/2006

MAGICIAN: APPRENTICE COLLECTED EDITION (JUL068384)
Written by RAYMOND E. FEIST
Adapted By MICHAEL AVON OEMING & BRYAN J.L. GLASS
Pencils & Cover by BRETT BOOTH
32 PGS./Rated T+ .$2.99
On-Sale Now

Horror Legend Richard Corben Takes on Ghost Rider

Legendary artist Richard Corben, artist of the Haunt of Horror: Edgar Allan Poe series, joins writer Daniel Way for a two-part Ghost Rider story beginning with issue #6! Learn the truth behind Johnny Blaze's descent into Hell and latest escape back to the world of the living.

It all began with a promise. In exchange for the life of Crash Simpson, Johnny Blaze promised his soul to Satan and when Simpson died, Johnny went to Hell. But he didn't go alone. Blaze took Ghost Rider, the Spirit of Vengeance with him.

Now, Ghost Rider is back on the plane of the living with plenty of business to take care of, but there's one thing holding him back: Johnny Blaze. Will Johnny step aside and let the Ghost Rider do what he was meant to do or is he too afraid of going back to hell, again? Find out in Ghost Rider #6!

GHOST RIDER #6 (OCT062154)
Written by DANIEL WAY
Pencils & Cover by RICHARD CORBEN
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC -11/21, On-Sale -12/13/2006

A Sneak Peak at Wonder Man #1 and Exiles Annual #1
Wonder Man #1

"MY FAIR SUPER HERO"
Meet Lady Killer-the dangerous assassin who comes head-to-head with the Avenger called Wonder Man! But Wonder Man doesn't want to just stop her-he's made a bet with a movie producer to rehabilitate her into a hero! Is this too much for even the mighty Simon Williams? Fortunately, he's got Ms. Marvel and X-Men's Beast in his corner…

WONDER MAN #1 (of 5) (OCT062178)
Written by PETER DAVID
Pencils & Cover by ANDREW CURRIE
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC – 11/21, On-Sale – 12/13/2006


Exiles Annual #1

They've battled world-class threats of every kind imaginable and always won, but now the Exiles take on an unbeatable enemy: themselves! It's the ORIGINAL Exiles versus the current team lineup in an impossible battle that cuts to the heart of Marvel's most unpredictable series!

EXILES ANNUAL #1 (OCT062182)
Written by TONY BEDARD
Pencils & Cover by PAUL PELLETIER
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99
FOC – 11/21, On-Sale – 12/13/2006

 

An Early Look at X-23: Target X #1 and Wolverine #49

X-23: Target X #1

Because you demanded it! Superstar Top Cow artist MIKE CHOI joins the team as X-23 returns, picking up the bloody pieces where her first mini-series left off. Having escaped the Facility that created her, X-23 struggles to create a real life for
herself. But when your entire life has been about death and destruction, can you ever really escape the darkness? The rest of the story begins here, and won't end until X-23 faces off with the one man most responsible for her life… WOLVERINE.

X-23: TARGET X #1 (OF 6) (OCT062188)
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils & Cover by MIKE CHOI
Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99
FOC – 11/21, On-Sale – 12/13/2006

Wolverine #49

SPECIAL DOUBLE-SIZED XMAS SPECIAL: "BETTER TO GIVE…"
It's Christmas Eve, and a heavily armed suicide cult-clad in elf outfits–has taken hostage a mid-Manhattan department store and is threatening to blow the place sky high. Among the shoppers: Logan, who's just itching to sink his (Santa) claws into someone after enduring the Yuletide rush. Should be easy for a damn-near invulnerable force of nature to save the day, right? Think again. All is not as it seems, as a spoiled billionaire's daughter is about to find out, and the true meaning of Christmas will be spelt out…in blood.

WOLVERINE #49 (OCT062186)
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Pencils & Cover by LAURENCE CAMPBELL
48 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99
FOC – 11/21, On-Sale – 12/13/2006

What If? Spider-Man: The Other Sells Out

This year's slew of What If? comics looks to the near past and presents a new take on some of the greatest stories to come through Marvel in the past several years. What If? Spider-Man: The Other, gave fans a new ending to stunning story that raised Peter Parker from the dead and forever changed him. The response from fans has been great for this year's What If? event dealing and What If? Spider-Man: The Other has sold out at Diamond along with previously announced sellout of What If? Avengers Disassembled.

The next event to get the What If? treatment is X-Men: Deadly Genesis, where we ask: what if Vulcan and his team of X-Men had survived their attack against Krakoa? In What If? X-Men: Deadly Genesis, the X-Men, lead by Vulcan, not only survived their encounter with the living island, but succeeded in destroying it.

The vibrant leader Vulcan leads the X-Men into the future and into a celebrity-like status. However, when the remains of Krakoa are found drifting in space, a terrible secret that Xavier's second team left behind threatens their newfound status in the spotlight.

If the original X-Men: Deadly Genesis left your mouth agape, see just how many surprises and secrets come to light when Marvel shows a different path for Vulcan and his team in What If? X-Men: Deadly Genesis.

Marvel does not plan on going back to press on What If? Spider-Man: The Other, but retailers are advised to check their orders on the other upcoming What If? one-shots, including What If? X-Men: Deadly Genesis.

WHAT IF? X-MEN DEADLY GENESIS (OCT062175)
Written by DAVID HINE
Pencils & Cover by DAVID YARDIN
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC -12/7, On-Sale -12/27/2006

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