Marvel Comics 02.20-27.08 | Green Mist, Grey Fists, and Death

ironfist-header.jpgIt’s kung fu action from Matt Fraction (and a bevy of talented artists, including Madman‘s Michael Allred) in The Immortal Iron Fist: Orson Randall and the Green Mist of Death one-shot, Ultimate Hulk pummeling Ultimate Iron Man in Ultimate Human #2, and the X-Men reel from a death in X-Men: Legacy #208—a preview that should NOT be read if you haven’t finished reading Messiah CompleX, so be warned!

 

 

The Immortal Iron Fist Faces The Green Mist Of Death!

Experience the kung-fu powered action thrill ride that Entertainment Weekly, WWE Magazine, Aint-It-Cool-News, IGN and more can’t stop raving about in The Immortal Iron Fist: Orson Randall and The Green Mist Of Death! Red-hot scribe Matt Fraction teams with the all-star art team of Mitch Breitweiser, Chris Brunner, Russ Heath and Lewis Larosa, not to mention beloved cover artist Kaare Andrews! Featuring the Golden Age Iron Fist (Orson Randall) against the deadly Prince of Orphans, this is the battle that’s echoed through the ages-and will affect the current Iron Fist, Danny Rand!

 

In the action-packed Immortal Iron Fist Annual #1, Danny Rand and readers alike discovered the truth behind the Rand fortune-so just what kind of explosive secrets will be revealed this time? One thing’s for sure-you can bet your kicked butt that it’ll reverberate through the pages of Immortal Iron Fist and impact the deadly kung-fu tournament currently unfolding!

 

"It’s a cul-de-sac off of the main book in the truest sense– there’s a surprising reveal at the end of Immortal Iron Fist #12 and this special fills in how that came to be," Fraction teased. "Best of all, we get to tip our hats to the life and legacy of Mr. Bill Everett, to whom we are in tremendous debt."

 

Combine the red-hot Fraction with a bevy of the industry’s best artists, add in a cup of suspense and a pinch of everything that is awesome about life, and you’ve got the extra-sized The Immortal Iron Fist: Orson Randall and The Green Mist Of Death. Suit up, assume the stance and get ready for the battle of your life as more secrets of Orson Randall’s past are unveiled!

 

THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST: ORSON RANDALL AND THE GREEN MIST OF DEATH (DEC072185)

Written by MATT FRACTION

Art by MITCH BREITWEISER, MIKE ALLRED, NICK DRAGOTTA, RUSS HEATH & LEWIS LAROSA

Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

Rated T+…$3.99

FOC-1/31/08, On-Sale-2/20/08

It’s The Ultimate Smashfest-Hulk vs Iron Man!

The Hulk is back, and he’s not happy! In Ultimate Human #2, the dream team of writer Warren Ellis and artist Cary Nord continue their sold-out Ultimate event, unveiling a dilemma even bigger then the grey goliath himself! After a failed attempt by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner to figure out how to turn off the Hulk’s unique transformation cells, Banner has turned back into the big grey powerhouse and is adapting to everything that Stark’s scientists and security throw at him. Now Stark’s Ironworks base, a hi-tech facility created to carry out the inventor’s wildest dreams, has been laid to waste. And that’s only the beginning!

 

Meanwhile on the other side of the world, the ultimate version of the Leader has given the green light to "Operation Gamma" and armed forces are swarming our heroes’ location. What does the Leader want with the blood of Banner and Stark? And can Stark’s world-famous suit of armor halt the behemoth’s rampage? Find out why Newsarama.com‘s Troy Brownfield praised the series for "really strong art and intelligently scripted interplay between two iconic characters" in Ultimate Human #2!

 

ULTIMATE HUMAN #2 (of 4) (DEC072163)

Written by WARREN ELLIS

Pencils & Cover by CARY NORD

T+ …$2.99

FOC-1/31/08, On-Sale-2/20/08

The Fate of Professor X Is Revealed In X-Men: Legacy!

A single shot to head of Charles Xavier brought an end to the X-Men and killed his dream. But in the wake of Messiah CompleX‘s shocking conclusion, what is the fate of Professor X? In X-Men: Legacy #208, from red-hot writer Mike Carey and rising star artist Scot Eaton (X-Factor, X-Men: Endangered Species), along with the guest art team of John Romita Jr and Klaus Janson illustrating crucial moments from X-Men history and a cover by superstar artist David Finch, a bold new era for mutantkind begins!

 

As Xavier’s life hangs in the balance, assistance comes from the last place he’d expect! While Xavier’s saviors seek to restore him, providing fans with a powerful look inside the mind of the X-Men’s founder, a question must be asked: will Xavier’s restoration save mutantkind…or doom mankind?

 

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on X-Men: Legacy and all X-Men: Divided We Stand tie-ins, as the future of mutants in the Marvel universe is revealed and as critics continue to hail the current direction of the X-titles! Just what will happen to Xavier? And how will Magneto, Gambit and Rogue figure into the equation? The answers arrive in X-Men: Legacy #208!

 

 

X-MEN: LEGACY #208 (DEC072220)

Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by SCOT EATON & JOHN ROMITA JR

Inked by JOHN DELL & KLAUS JANSON

Colored by FRANK D’ARMATA & CHRISTINA STRAIN

Cover by DAVID FINCH

Rated A…$2.99

FOC-2/7/08, On-Sale-2/27/08

 

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