First Look | Marvel Comics 1/31, plus Civil War schedule and White Tiger

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A big update to the Civil War schedule, a peek at the ending of a Ghost Rider story 8 years in the making, the Bourne Identity-esque thriller XIII is collected (uncensored, no less!), and some White Tiger for good measure.

 

 

Civil War Finale Gets EXTRA Pages at No Extra Cost!

The critically- and commercially-acclaimed universe-altering limited
series is coming to a close, bursting with some of the most intense
action and plot twists ever. Literally. While Marvel regrets the final
late shipping of the issue, we are pleased to announce that there will
be extra pages added at no additional cost. The final, in-store arrival
date for Civil War #7 is February 21.

Says series editor Tom Brevoort, "CIVIL WAR #7 has topped out at 28
pages of story content-six more than a normal comic. As such, we need to
block in a little bit more time to make sure that Steve can get it
done-especially since these are some of the most difficult pages in the
entire series to draw from a number-of-characters-on-the-page
perspective."

Now, to help tide you over until the final issue comes out, here is a
look at the unseen cover to Civil War #7, by series artist Steve
McNiven.

In addition to extra pages, Civil War is getting a shocking epilogue
issue, CIVIL WAR: THE CONFESSION, brought to you by the Eisner-winning
team of Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev- the team that brought you
the Civil War prequel New Avengers: The Illuminati. RETAILERS NOTE:
this item is not in the Marvel Order Form. Please use the item code
NOV068200.

The Final checklist with final shipping dates are below. To help fans
and retailers, Marvel will provide retailers with an adslick that they
can download showing the new cover and the updated checklist. Check the
Marvel retailer pages for this by visiting https://retailer.diamondcomics.com/main/marvel/  

FANTASTIC FOUR 542 17-Jan-07

CIVIL WAR: THE RETURN 24-Jan-07

MOON KNIGHT 7
24-Jan-07

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL 3 24-Jan-07

BLACK PANTHER 24 31-Jan-07

CIVIL WAR: BLACK PANTHER WAR

CRIMES (21-23) 07-Feb-07

CIVIL WAR: CASUALTIES OF WAR

One-Shots (IRON MAN/CAPTAIN

AMERICA, WAR CRIMES,

WINTER SOLDIER) 14-Feb-07

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 538 21-Feb-07

CIVIL WAR 7
21-Feb-07

CIVIL WAR POSTER BOOK 21-Feb-07

FANTASTIC FOUR 543 21-Feb-07

MOON KNIGHT 8
21-Feb-07

BLACK PANTHER 25 28-Feb-07

CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE 11 28-Feb-07

CIVIL WAR: THE INITIATIVE 28-Feb-07

CAPTAIN AMERICA 25 07-Mar-07

CIVIL WAR: BATTLE DAMAGE REPORT 07-Mar-07

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: CIVIL WAR

AFTERMATH 07-Mar-07

CIVIL WAR: THE CONFESSION 14-Mar-07

MOON KNIGHT 9
21-Mar-07

CIVIL WAR: THE CONFESSION (NOV068200)

Written by BRAIN MICHAEL

Pencils & Cover by ALEX MALEEV

From the Eisner Award winning team that brought you the start of CIVIL
WAR with the NEW AVENGERS ILLUMINATI SPECIAL comes this heart-wrenching
finale that cannot be missed. Two of the Marvel heroes most affected by
the shocking conclusion of the war get together one last time. What is
said between them will set the course of the Marvel Universe for years
to come. This is the confession.

Alex Maleev unveils another new fantastic art style especially for this
very emotional and shocking issue.

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC 2/22/07, On-Sale 3/14/07

(Click thumbnails for larger images)

 

 

GHOST RIDER FINALE (NOV062296)
Written by IVAN VELEZ
Art by JAVIER SALTARES & MARK TEXEIRA
Cover by JAVIER SALTARES
The original creative team unites to complete an issue eight years in the making! In early 1998, GHOST RIDER #93 ended with a shocking cliffhanger: the death of Dan Ketch, the Ghost Rider's human host! But the book was canceled prematurely, prior to the release of the series finale in GHOST RIDER #94 -which had already been written and was almost entirely penciled. Now, the final fate of Dan Ketch is revealed at last! With Blackheart deposed, the Ghost Rider is now lord of the Nether Realm. What does he intend to do with his power? And will the other Dark Lords -like Belasco, Pluto and Hela -allow him to keep it? This special edition also includes GHOST RIDER #93 and other bonus material!
NO ADS./Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC -1/11, On-Sale -1/31/2007


WHITE TIGER #3 (of 6)
Written by TAMORA PIERCE & TIMOTHY LIEBE
Penciled by PHILIPPE BRIONES
Cover by DAVID MACK
After putting a beating on Sano and his bloodthirsty Yakuza warriors, White Tiger and Daredevil face the long arm of the NYPD—and its crosshairs. Being a wanted vigilante is a newsflash for Del Toro as she realizes becoming an enemy of the state isn't easy. On top of a visit by everyone's favorite Webslinger, a cold hard rejection by Matt Murdock, and a bruising punch fest with Cobra, Angela learns that divorcing her real-life identity from masked crusading is not as simple as just removing a mask, nor is it all that realistic. And to add it all, Chaeyi and its shadowy activities keep running unchecked with no leads in sight.
The only thing that seems to be constant is the indecision, violence, and frustration following White Tiger without pause….welcome to her world. It's about to get much rougher!
Parental Advisory …$2.99
On-Sale Now

 

XIII Comes to America, Complete & Uncut!

In 1984, a graphic novel by the name of XIII was released to a French-reading audience. Written by Jean van Hamme and illustrated by William Vance with a story similar to Robert Ludlum's THE BOURNE IDENTITY, XIII soon established itself as a fantastic adventure full of twists and turns as readers followed the travels of a man who had no memory of who he was or what he had done. XIII has since become one of Europe's most popular comics, selling over 16 million copies and enjoying a regular print run of around 550,000 copies per book with additional printings in 15 different languages.

Yet despite XIII's massive popularity, the series has never been fully translated into English for an American audience…until now.

Dabel Brothers Production, in partnership with Marvel Comics, recently announced that it will resume plans to release the series in graphic novel format beginning with the first volume on January 31, 2007.

"We're very excited to finally be releasing an English language version of the entire story of XIII,"said Les Dabel, COO of Dabel Brothers Production. "Anyone who's read the story in its original French knows that the story of XIII rivals some of the best thriller novels and movies out there, and it's especially unique because it was created specifically for the comic book medium rather than being adapted from outside source material."

And, by popular demand, the graphic novel will contain the original art of William Vance with no censorship whatsoever.

"Censorship was one of the biggest concerns on the part of the fans with the monthly issues, and we don't want it to be a barrier any longer,"said Ernst Dabel, CEO of Dabel Brothers Production. "XIII is an adult story that does contain some graphic violence and nudity. But it is certainly no more than one would find in many other graphic novels available at a major bookstore, and we see no reason to continue angering fans by censoring it."

And while XIII has been previously released in the monthly comic book format, the Dabel Brothers feel that the book will enjoy stronger sales and receive more attention in a trade paperback format.

"In Europe, XIII has been released in graphic novel format from the start,"Ernst Dabel said, "at a rate of around one volume per year. Each chapter tells its own story. Each of our graphic novels collect three volumes of the European version, giving readers three years of storylines that will leave them wanting to know the answers to the many questions that are raised by the end."

The first volume of XIII will be available at comic book retailers and bookstores everywhere January 31st. The second volume is planned for this summer.

For more information about XIII and other Dabel Brothers Productions products, please visit http://www.dabelbrothers.com/ and http://www.marvel.com/.

XIII TPB (NOV062343)
Written by WILLIAM VANCE
Adapted by BEN AVERY
Pencils and Cover by JEAN VAN HAMME
144 PGS./EXPLICIT CONTENT…$14.99
On-Sale -1/31/2007

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