First Look | Marvel Comics: Two pictures

abheaderMarvel must still be resting up from the new year, as we've only got two pieces of new art to show you, but they're some pretty cool ones: Brett Booth's cover to the groovtacular Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter in Guilty Pleasures #4, and some top secret Civil War: The Return info from ex-52 editor Steve Wacker.



Anita Blake #1 2nd Printing Sells Out



Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter in Guilty Pleasures #1 2nd Printing has sold out at Diamond, pushing the sales of the first issue of this buzz-worthy series by New York Times-best selling author Laurell K. Hamilton well over 60,000 copies!


The Anita Blake series of novels by Hamilton has sold over 3 million copies and amassed a dedicated group of fans.  Now, the vampire hunter is staking her claim in the world of comics with Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter in Guilty Pleasures quickly rising up the sales charts.


The second issue of Anita Blake has also enjoyed a sellout and a red-hot second printing and the third issue is close to selling out itself.


Both Anita fans and comics fans have been loving the series, garnering a wealth of critical praise along the way.


The sold out first printing of Anita Blake #1 was listed in Comic Buyer's Guide in their "Dozens to Dig For."


Plus, Michael Bailey of calls Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter in Guilty Pleasures #1 "a solid read" and said "Stacie Ritchie has taken the prose of Laurell K. Hamilton and translated it to near perfection on the comic book page."


Marvel and the Dabel Brothers have no plans at this time to go back to press again on Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter in Guilty Pleasures #1.  Also note, copies of Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter in Guilty Pleasures #1 2nd Printing may still be available at the retailer level.






Pencils & Cover by BRETT BOOTH

 32 PGS./Rated T+ .$2.99

FOC – 1/4, On-Sale – 1/24/2007

Spotlight on Civil War: The Return: Editor Steve Wacker sheds some light on the Civil War tie-in

When the Civil War is over, the Marvel Universe will stand transformed. Not just rhetoric, those words will soon be gospel, and should serve as both a promise and a warning to those who feel they know every in and out of the famous Marvel heroes and villains. When the dust settles, the landscape will be changed forever, paving the way for a favorite–yet absent–character to return.

We recently cornered editor Steve Wacker, a man of few words yet mighty actions who's still relatively new to the Marvel stable, and interrogated him for news of the ultra-mysterious project known as CIVIL WAR: THE RETURN. Though coerced details were sparse, the weight of this ominous one-shot loomed over the proceedings like the proverbial 800-pound gorilla.

CIVIL WAR: THE RETURN, collaborated upon by the more-than-capable team of Paul Jenkins, Tom Raney and Scott Hanna, is in truth two complete stories. These tales are of such monumental import that the ecstatic editors of the House of Ideas simply couldn't cram them into CIVIL WAR proper. As Wacker deftly adds, this should make THE RETURN "one of the biggest books of the new year."

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