Marvel Comics 03.02.11 | The New Teen Team: Takio!

Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oemingthe team behind Powersintroduce a new teen team in Takio #1 and a Jane Austen classic is reinvented in Emma #1.

Your New Look At Bendis and Oeming’s TAKIO!
 
On March 2nd, the powerhouse creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming, take the comics industry by storm with their first all-ages graphic novel – TAKIO! When two sisters from a multiracial, adoptive family drive one another to the brink of insanity, is there anything that can bring them together? Well after a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime accident gives them real-life superpowers; the world’s first superheroes will be closer than ever! Perfect for comic fans of any age, Takio brings together Bendis’ acclaimed trademark dialog with Oeming’s fan-favorite art style for an action packed adventure like no other!
 
With its release right around the corner, the masterminds behind Takio are teeming with enthusiasm!
 
“As exciting as it was to stretch my writing muscles and help create this new modern all ages superhero world, I am most excited for people to see a new side to the entire Powers crew,” explains writer Brian Michael Bendis. “This book is so good looking.”
 
Artist Michael Oeming adds "This has been an exciting adventure for me, drawing and creating with my extended family has added a whole new dimension to our work. One of the best times I’ve ever had making comics"
 
Can these two sisters put aside their differences, save the world and be home in time for dinner? Be sure to get in on the ground floor for the graphic novel that will have everybody talking, as Takio hits stores everywhere this March!
 
TAKIO GN HC (DEC100634)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
All Ages …$9.95
FOC – 2/7/11, On Sale – 3/2/11
 
Your First Look At Janet Lee’s Mesmerizing Pages of Emma #1
 
Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Emma #1 from New York Times best-selling writer Nancy Butler (Sense & Sensibility) and rising star artist Janet K. Lee (Return of the Dapper Men)! This March, delve into the world of nineteenth century courtship courtesy of a Rita Award-winning author and the illustrator whose work Newsarama.com calls “truly breathtaking.” Local matchmaker Emma Woodhouse can make anyone the perfect pair – provided she can stop the men folk from falling for her first! Find out how one upstanding young woman comes to find herself stuck in a love triangle as big as an English village, only in Emma #1!
 
EMMA #1 (JAN110685)
Written by NANCY BUTLER
Art and Cover by JANET K. LEE
Rated A… $3.99
FOC – 2/7/11, On Sale – 3/2/11
 
An All-New, All-Ruthless Hercules Brings The Pain This April In HERC #1!
 
This April prepare for Herc #1 – an explosive new ongoing series from New York Times Best Selling writers Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente and artist Neil Edwards setting Marvel’s baddest bone-breaker loose on a raging one-man beat down of the Marvel Universe’s vicious criminal underground. And he won’t be relying on his fists alone! Armed with the keys to Ares’ abandoned armory, Hercules is ready to unleash three thousand years worth of brawling experience upon his foes while preparing to confront the perils of FEAR ITSELF!
 
 “This ain’t the heavenly spires of Mount Olympus , the plush comforts of Avengers Tower or some hot night club known where the body shots are on the house. Herc’s in the dark alleys of the Marvel Universe—the mean streets of New York ,” said Senior Editor Mark Paniccia. “There’s no one to watch his back and, if he doesn’t play it smart, he can be maimed…or even killed. The easy days of life as a god are over.”
 
It’s Hercules like you’ve never seen him before as he sets out on an action-packed epic of monumental proportions that will keep fans on the edge of their seats and demanding more! Discover what happens when the Earth’s most formidable warrior is forced to cut a swath of destruction through the very core of the Marvel Universe in the all-new, all ruthless Herc #1 & 2 – double-shipping this April!
 
 
HERC #1 (FEB110581)
HERC #1 ROMITA JR. VARIANT (FEB110582)
Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE
Pencils by NEIL EDWARDS
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Rated T+…$3.99
FOC – 3/14/11, On-Sale 4/6/11
 
HERC #2 (FEB110583)
Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE
Pencils by NEIL EDWARDS
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Rated T+…$2.99
FOC – 3/28/11, On-Sale 4/20/11
 
Out Of The Shadows, Into The Marvel Universe
 
A game changer in Fear Itself stands revealed.
 
He will leave the Marvel Universe a different place.
 
His story begins here.
 
Thought you knew everything about Vampires?
 
Don’t be so sure.
 
You’ll never look at vampires the same way ever again.
 
 
THRONE OF BLOOD: BIRTH OF A VAMPIRE (FEB110543)
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Pencils by GORAN PARLOV
Cover by TBA
Parental Advisory $3.99
FOC – 3/14/11, On Sale – 4/6/11
 
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