First Look | Marvel Comics 9/20

A huge week brings three new series: Blade, Union Jack, and X-Men: First Class, plus new issues of Moon Knight and another Civil War tie-in for Wolverine. Blade Bites Back in His Own Ongoing Series

The star of three blockbuster movies and a hit television series is finally getting what he deserves…his very own ongoing comic series.  Blade #1 sees the return of the Blade to his own comic and he's taking on all comers, whether it be supervillain or supernatural.

Guest-starring Spider-Man, Blade #1 firmly plants the vampire hunter in the Marvel Universe as he has to help cure an undead Wall-Crawler who's been turned into a vampire himself. 

And if that wasn't enough, the Lord of the Undead, Dracula, makes an appearance.  But what's scarier than the most fearsome vampire in history?  How about Blade having to face down an entire classroom of bloodsucking fourth graders?  And all of this is just in the first issue!

The Blade team of Howard Chaykin (New Avengers, American Flagg) and Marc Guggenheim (Wolverine, CSI: Miami) along with breakout cover artist sensation Marko Djurdjevic are set to bring you the most action-packed comic on the stands each month.  Get onboard for a suspenseful, edge-of-your seat monster mash of a comic set right in the heart of the Marvel Universe.

Be sure to pick up Blade #1 because this self-contained first issue is perfect for longtime fans, fans of the movie or TV show, and new readers alike.

BLADE #1   (JUL061951)

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM

Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC – 8/31, On Sale – 9/20/2006

Moon Knight #5 Preview Pages

Here are five preview pages from Moon Knight #5 as it's round two of Marc Spector and Taskmaster.  Only now, Khonshu is in Moon Knight's corner and for Taskmaster, that means it's payback time.

MOON KNIGHT #5  (JUN061981)

Written by CHARLIE HUSTON

Pencils & Cover by DAVID FINCH

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

FOC – 8/31, On Sale – 9/20/2006

London Calling: Brubaker's Captain America Spins Off Union Jack Mini-Series

Bursting out of the current Captain America story arc "21st Century Blitz" comes Britain's premier super hero Union Jack in his very own mini-series. Written by Christios Gage and art by Mike Perkins, fresh off of his stint on Captain America with Ed Brubaker, Union Jack will redefine the hero from the British Isles for a new generation. When Union Jack's boss at MI5 risks innocent lives to bring down an enemy, Union Jack has to decide whether London's only chance of survival is if he strikes out on his own. Featuring a cadre of villains including Batroc the Leaper, Boomerang, Jack O'Lantern,

Machette, Zaran, Crossfire, Shockwave, and others, Union Jack #1 finds England in trouble like it has never been before. With only a few hours to prevent multiple super-villain attacks on London, Union Jack enlists the aid of Sabra and a new Arabian Knight. But will they be able to stop a coordinated attack on the United Kingdom by themselves?

If you've been reading Ed Brubaker's brilliant run on Captain America, you don't want to miss Union Jack #1 by Cap artist Mike Perkins with an all-new story picking up from Union Jack's guest appearance in the pages of Captain America.

UNION JACK #1 (of 4) (JUL061996)

Written by CHRISTIOS GAGE

Pencils & Cover by MIKE PERKINS

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC – 8/31, On Sale – 9/20/2007

A Civil War Vendetta Brings Wolverine Face to Face With Damage Control

First Nitro, then Namor, now Wolverine picks a fight with the returning cult favorite Damage Control.  After being tipped off about a shadowy connection to the Stamford disaster, Logan completes his Civil War vendetta by taking the fight to Damage Control.

Damage Control was a group relegated to cleaning up disasters caused by super humans.  But evidence today is pointing to them causing disasters, not cleaning them up.  Wolverine is convinced that they played a part in the Stamford disaster and he's taking no prisoners. 

It's the penultimate chapter of "Vendetta" so pick up Wolverine #46 because Logan's quest for vengeance is sure to end in a fury of claws and blood. 

WOLVERINE #46   (JUL062004)

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM

Pencils & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

FOC – 8/31, On Sale – 9/20/2007

X-Men: First Class Reveals Secrets of the Original X-Men

Over 40 years ago, the world was introduced to a team of mutant superheroes that would change the world forever – the X-Men.  Learn more about their beginnings, for before they were Astonishing, they were the X-Men: First Class. 

Written by Jeff Parker with art by Roger Cruz and stunning covers by Marko Djurdjevic, X-Men: First Class is an 8-issue limited-series starring the original mutants: Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel, and Beast.

Today, they are battle-hardened super-heroes who have saved the world many times over.  But originally they started out as students at the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters and X-Men First Class tells the story of how 5 teenagers became the most popular team in comics, the X-Men.

Do not miss X-Men: First Class #1, featuring early tales of your favorite X-Men, learning how to protect a world that hates and fears them.

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #1  (JUL062006)

Written by JEFF PARKER

Penciled by ROGER CRUZ

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

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