First Look | Marvel Comics 7/5: X-Men, Beyond, Planet Hulk, and Marvel Westerns

Check out some special preview art from Marvel Comics hitting store shelves just shy of Independence Day.

Brubaker and Tan Take Over Uncanny X-Men with #475

Ed Brubaker and Billy Tan are poised to take the X-Men to dazzling new heights as they take over Uncanny X-Men with issue #475. In fact, they're taking the X-Men so high, they're launching them into outer space.

Beginning in Uncanny X-Men #475, a new team led by Professor X take off to the other end of the universe to stop a revenge-hungry Vulcan. It's up to the team comprised of Nightcrawler, Marvel Girl, Warpath, Havok, Polaris, and a surprise member to save the Shi'ar empire from his wrath.

Spinning out of the pages of X-Men: Deadly Genesis comes "The Rise and Fall of the Shi'ar Empire,"a year-long story of revenge and redemption starting in Uncanny X-Men #475.

Believe the hype: Ed Brubaker is at the top of his game and Billy Tan has taken his to an all-new level, knocking it out of the park. Uncanny X-Men #475 is the start of a new direction for a new team of X-Men. You know you can't afford to miss X-history in the making.

To listen to an Ed Brubaker podcast on Uncanny X-Men, go here: http://www.marvel.com/rss/podcasts/Ed_Brubaker_X-Men_podcast.mp3

UNCANNY X-MEN #475 (MAY062007)

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Pencils & Wraparound Cover by BILLY TAN

32 PGS. /Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC -6/15, On Sale 7/5/2006

UNCANNY X-MEN #475 SKETCH VARIANT (MAR068275)

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Pencils & Wraparound Cover by BILLY TAN

32 PGS. /Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC -6/15, On Sale 7/5/2006

X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS PREMIERE HC (APR062080)

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Penciled by TREVOR HAIRSINE

Cover by MARC SILVESTRI

200 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99

FOC -6/8, On Sale 7/12/2006

UNCANNY X-MEN #476 (MAY062008)

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Pencils & Cover by BILLY TAN

32 PGS. /Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC -6/29, On Sale 7/19/2006

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Spider-Man, Venom, Gravity and others go Beyond!

What happens when nine of Marvel's most combustible heroes and villains, including the likes of Spider-Man and Venom, are whisked away to the deadly artificial planet Batttleworld? Do their best to keep from killing each other of course!

A being of immeasurable power has gathered nine super beings against their will for a purpose beyond their comprehension. Can this group of Spider-Man, Venom, Gravity, the Hood, Medusa, Hank Pym, the Wasp, Kraven, and Firebird survive Battleworld and each other long enough to learn why they're there?

See what happens when cult-favorites like Gravity and the Hood mix it up with superhero legends like Hank Pym and the Wasp. Watch royalty meet the jungle in Medusa and Kraven. And will Venom just kill them all?

This summer, take a trip beyond with the most explosive assemblage of characters this side of the Real World.

BEYOND #1 (OF 6) (MAY061954)

Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE

Pencils & Cover by SCOTT KOLINS

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

FOC -6/15, On Sale -7/5/2006

Planet Hulk Act Two Begins in Incredible Hulk #96: Anarchy Rules

In Incredible Hulk #96, the Hulk finds out the hard way that anarchy reigns supreme on the alien world he finds himself stranded on.

In Part 1 of Planet Hulk: Anarchy, the Jade Giant is on the run from the Imperial Army with his crew of Warbound escapees. But now that they have escaped the Great Arena, how will they exact retribution on the Red King and his followers?

Plus, Miek's past comes back to haunt him. But what does the horrifying truth about Miek's former life mean for his new one as a member of the Green Scar's Warbound crew?

As Planet Hulk steamrolls on, it continues to strike a chord with fans and critics. Richard George of IGN.com says, "Pak is proving that he has crafted one of the greatest tales in the Hulk's history…This is definitely one of the Marvel highlights right now. It's just too fun to pass up. A must read."

In the first act of the Planet Hulk epic, Planet Hulk: Exile, the Hulk was betrayed by those he thought were his friends and he ended up in captivity on an alien world. Last issue, the Hulk and his fellow prisoners were freed by the Silver Savage, but as they turn their might on those imprisoned them, will they know the difference between justice and revenge?

Pick up Incredible Hulk #96, a perfect jumping on point for the Greg Pak-penned epic, as Planet Hulk: Anarchy kicks off in the only manner a Hulk classic can: smashingly.

INCREDIBLE HULK #96 (MAY061974)
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by AARON LOPRESTI
Cover by LADRÖNN
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
FOC -6/15, On Sale -7/5/2006

GIANT-SIZE HULK #1 (APR062030)
Written by PETER DAVID & GREG PAK
Penciled by JUAN SANTA CRUZ & AARON LOPRESTI
Cover by RYAN SOOK
96 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99
On Sale – 6/21/2006

PLANET HULK: GLADIATOR GUIDEBOOK (MAY061975)
Written by ANTHONY FLAMINI & GREG PAK
48 PGS./NO ADS/Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC -6/29, On Sale -7/19/2006

Marvel Wild West Showcased in Marvel Westerns: Kid Colt and the Arizona Girl

From the King Jack Kirby, the hot writing team Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray (Hex, Heroes for Hire), and others comes wild adventures from the Wild West in Marvel Westerns: Kid Colt and the Arizona Girl.

Back when America was in its infancy, outlaws and Native Americans ruled the western territories. But it was gunfighters with a reputation for shooting first and asking questions later, like Kid Colt and the Arizona Girl, who made their marks in the Wild West.

In Marvel Westerns: Kid Colt and the Arizona Colt, Annie and the Kid embark on another adventure, this time taking on a dangerous job escorting a stage coach through Apache territory in a story by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Federica Manfredi.

But their job takes a strange turn when they come across a bizarre town. It's not long before bullets are flying and Kid Colt and the Arizona Girl find themselves taking on an entire town with their ammunition running low.

Plus, Marvel Westerns: Kid Colt and the Arizona Colt features the introduction of the woman who looked to tame the Wild West, one engraved invitation at a time -the Philadelphia Philly. In this 8 page story by Jim McCann (Marvel Previews, Eternals Sketchbook, Civil War Opening Shot) and David Williams, the Philadelphia Philly encounters the man called Spender; a man who lost everything, including his name, and is all the more dangerous as a result.

Featuring a cover by Eisner Award-winner Eric Powell, Marvel Westerns: Kid Colt and the Arizona Girl also re-presents three classic Marvel Western tales by comic legends including Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers.

For five tales of Marvel Western action, adventure, and even Apaches, pick up Marvel Westerns: Kid Colt and the Arizona Girl for one of the wildest comic experiences of the year.

MARVEL WESTERNS: KID COLT AND THE ARIZONA GIRL (MAY061990)

Written by JUSTIN GRAY, JIMMY PALMIOTTI & JIM MCCANN

Art by FEDERICA MANFREDI, JIMMY PALMIOTTI & DAVID WILLAIMS

Cover by ERIC POWELL

48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC -6/15, On Sale -7/5/2006

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