Marvel Comics 03.05.08 | Cable returns!

cable01-header.jpgThe return of the Askani’Son to his own solo series in Cable #1 is this week’s highlight, but the MU has plenty more to offer, with a new X-team facing off with Bastion in X-Force #2 and ol’ Webhead vs. the new villain Freak in Amazing Spider-Man #552. In licensed comics, Anita Blake has to survive the Church of Eternal Life in Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures #9, and Steven King’s Gunslinger returns in Dark Tower: The Long Road Home #1.

 

 

Cable Must Protect Mutantkind From

After his surprising role in Messiah CompleX, Cable must now protect the child who will save mutantkind- no matter the cost! In Cable #1, the dynamic creative team of acclaimed novelist Duane Swierczynski (Moon Knight Annual, Punisher: Force Of Nature) and red-hot penciler Ariel Olivetti (Punisher War Journal) reveal just where-and when-Cable has journeyed in the quest to save his people. But just who is on his trail? And why won’t they stop till Cable’s blood is spilt? An X-Men: Divided We Stand tie-in, Cable #1 reveals the true cost of Messiah CompleX to mutankind and just what this child means for the future! Plus, Cable co-creator Rob Liefeld provides a stunning variant cover to kick off this hotly anticipated ongoing series!

"Cable is a core thread of the second stage of the war that began in Messiah CompleX — a battle for nothing less than the future of mutantkind," says X-Men Group Editor Axel Alonso.  "At the heart of the story: two battle-tested men, driven by deep conviction and prepared to do anything to complete their objective — including calling on help from old friends.  So make no mistake: The war over the future of mutantkind will be fought in the future — in the pages of Cable– and when it is finally over, who knows what will return to the present."

Now you can also experience Cable’s earliest, action-packed adventures in Cable Classic Vol.1 TPB, collecting the time-travelers earliest adventures and his classic battles with Stryfe! Featuring the X-Men, New Mutants and Warriors Three of Thor, this is a can’t-miss for fans of Nathan Christopher Summers!

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Cable and all Divided We Stand tie-ins, as the buzz around the X-Men titles continues to grow! Now that Cable has escaped with the new mutant child, is there any place-or time-where they’ll be safe? And just how does this affect Cyclops, Cable’s father, and the rest of the X-Men? Find out beginning in Cable #1!

CABLE #1 (JAN082183)

CABLE #1 LIEFELD VARIANT (JAN082184)

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Pencils & Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI

Variant Cover by ROB LIEFELD

Rated T+ …$2.99

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CABLE CLASSIC VOL. 1 TPB (JAN082233)

Written by LOUISE SIMONSON & FABIAN NICIEZA

Penciled by ROB LIEFELD, JOHN ROMITA JR., ART THIBERT,

RON LIM, PAUL SMITH, BRANDON PETERSON, KERRY GAMMIL,

IAN CHURCHILL, PAUL RYAN, JIM REDDINGTON, BILL WYLIE &

SCOTT KOBLISH

Cover by ROB LIEFELD

Rated A …$29.99

On-Sale-3/5/08

 

X-Force To Finish Off The Purifiers

 

The all-new X-Force has another reason to rip apart the Purifiers after Matthew Risman’s shocking actions! X-Force #2 starts with the newly re-formed X-Force team surrounded by the Purifiers and one of the X-Men’s most feared foes-Bastion! A Divided We Stand tie-in, X-Force #2 comes straight from the phenomenal writing duo of Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle (New X-Men) and includes absolutely stunning art by rising star artist Clayton Crain. This issue, in addition to X-Force #3-4, is also available with a bloody variant cover so intense we can’t even preview it!

 

Early reviews are in and everyone is raving about X-Force! Francis Davis of FractalMatter.com says, "X-Force is a compelling must read." and Kevin Powers of Comicsbulletin.com says, "Anyone who likes mutants, military operations, Wolverine-esque violence and pure bad-assery is sure to love this title, because you get all of that rolled into one."

 

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on X-Force 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! Now that Risman has resorted to killing humans, there’s no telling how far he’ll go to destroy mutantkind and how does Bastion play into his plan to wipe out mutants? Find out the answers to these questions and more in the high-octane, action packed X-Force #2…along with the return of one of the X-Men’s deadliest foes!

 

X-FORCE #2 (JAN082186)

X-FORCE #2 BLOODY VARIANT (JAN088013)

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE

Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Parental Advisory …$2.99

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Just Blame Spider-Man?

 

Spider-Man’s been put through the ringer by Menace, named public enemy #1 by the DB, but now it’s time for another new villain to stick it to ol’ webhead-his name is Freak! Amazing Spider-Man #552, from Oscar-nominated writer Bob Gale (Back To The Future) and superstar artist Phil Jimenez (New X-Men), kicks off a brand new arc of the thrice monthly Spider-Man series that has everyone’s Spider Senses tingling! A petty theft from at a local soup kitchen quickly turns into something deadlier than Spidey could ever imagine-and he’s about to face the results! Meanwhile, the DB’s new Editor-In-Chief launches an all-out smear campaign against the Wall-Crawler-and it may just work! Plus, the mayoral race heats up and Harry’s caught up in it!

 

As Brand New Day continues, Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on all issues of Amazing Spider-Man, as the series continues to garner acclaim from all corners! Just what is the shocking origin of Freak? And can Spider-Man prove he’s not a murderer? Tune into Amazing Spider-Man #552 for answers, True Believer!

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #552 (JAN082128)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #552 GRANOV VARIANT (JAN082129)

Written by BOB GALE

Pencils & Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ

Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV

Rated A …$2.99

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Anita Blake Must Survive The Church Of Eternal Life!

With a mysterious killer on the loose, vampire hunter Anita Blake isn’t about to slow down her investigation-and that may have dire consequences for both her and her friends! Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures #9 (of 12) continues the best-selling adaptation of the novel by New York Times best-selling author Laurell K Hamilton , as writer Jessica Ruffner and artist Ron Lim bring the worldwide phenomenon to life like you’ve never seen before! As Anita meets with the Church of Eternal Life , a group promising and delivering eternal life for vampires, deadly forces move to end her investigation. And just what does Nikolaos have planned for Phillip? This issue also features a variant cover by fan-favorite artist Brett Booth!

 

Plus, don’t miss Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: The First Death HC, collecting a brand new Anita story created for comics! Written by Laurell K Hamilton and Jonathon Green, with art by rising star Wellinton Alves, this is a must-read for Anita Blake fans!

 

There’s danger at every turn, but as Anita seeks to save those she loves, will she survive the experience intact? Find out in Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures #9 (of 12)!

 

ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES #9 (of 12) (SEP072252)

Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON

Adaptated by JESSICA RUFFNER

Pencils & Cover by RON LIM

Variant Cover by BRETT BOOTH

Parental Advisory …$2.99

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LAURELL K. HAMILTON’S ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE FIRST DEATH HC (DEC072249)

LAURELL K. HAMILTON’S ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE FIRST DEATH HC VARIANT (DEC072250)

Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON & JONATHON GREEN

Penciled by WELLINTON ALVES

Covers by BRETT BOOTH

Parental Advisory …$19.99

ON SALE NOW!

Dark Tower Returns With The Long Road Home!

The best-selling, critically acclaimed comic book series, inspired by Stephen King’s epic Dark Tower , returns in Dark Tower: The Long Road Home #1! Reuniting the chart-topping team of writers Robin Furth & Peter David, artists Jae Lee & Richard Isanove, joined by special guest variant cover artist Mike Deodato Jr., Roland Deschain and his ka-tet are fighting for their very survival! With the Big Coffin Hunters on the trail of these friends, plus visions of Susan’s death dancing in Roland’s head, what else could go wrong? Well…Roland’s in a coma and the people who burned Susan are determined to make him their next victim!

 

Overseen by Stephen King himself, Dark Tower: The Long Road Home explores a chapter in Roland’s life only hinted at in the novels!

 

To celebrate this landmark event, Dark Tower: The Long Road Home #1 goes on sale at 12:01 am, March 5th, at participating comic stores around the nation.

Don’t miss Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born Premiere HC, collecting the best-selling, critically acclaimed Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1-7, in stores now! This hardcover collection provides a look into the Dark Tower world unlike any other you’ve seen before!

It’s the next exciting chapter in the Dark Tower epic and no comic fan can afford to miss Dark Tower: The Long Road Home #1! Plus, just in time to cure those winter blues, Lee & Isanove’s stunning art is brought to life in the Dark Tower: Long Road Home Poster!

 

DARK TOWER : THE LONG ROAD HOME #1 (of 5) (JAN082113)

DARK TOWER : THE LONG ROAD HOME #1 (of 5) DEODATO JR VARIANT (JAN082114)

DARK TOWER : THE LONG ROAD HOME #1 (of 5) LEE VARIANT (JAN082115)

Written by ROBIN FURTH & PETER DAVID

Art & Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE

Variant Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR

Sketch Variant Cover by JAE LEE

CARDSTOCK COVER/T+ …$3.99

©2007 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

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DARK TOWER : LONG ROAD HOME POSTER (JAN082235)

24×36 Color Poster…$7.99

On-Sale-3/5/08

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