Marvel Comics 03.16.11-05.14.11 and beyond | The Escape Zone

Everything you thought you knew about vampires in the MU changes in Tomb of Dracula: Throne of Blood #1, plus Cap, Black Widow and Agent 13 take on a teen girl of assassins in Captain America and the Secret Avengers #1, Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley take on the undead in Marvel Zombies Christmas Carol #1, Escape from the Negative Zone continues in Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier Annual #1, and Fear Itself takes over the MU this June.

 

 

Your First Look at TOMB OF DRACULA PRESENTS: THRONE OF BLOOD #1
 
Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Tomb Of Dracula Presents: Throne Of Blood #1, from red hot writer Victor Gischler (X-Men, Death Of Dracula) and acclaimed artist Goran Parlov (Marvel Universe Vs. The Punisher)! Long ago, a volatile feud left vampire society in ruin and only one lone vampire rose above the rest. After centuries in the shadows, a major player for the Marvel Universe finally steps into the limelight. Everything you thought you knew about vampires in the Marvel Universe changes here! Who is this mysterious leader and what role will he play in Fear Itself? Find out this April, when his story begins, in Tomb Of Dracula Presents: Throne Of Blood #1!
 
TOMB OF DRACULA PRESENTS: THRONE OF BLOOD (FEB110543)
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Pencils by GORAN PARLOV
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
Parental Advisory …$3.99
FOC – 4/4/11, On Sale – 4/27/11
 
 
 
Your First Look at CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE SECRET AVENGERS #1
 
Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Captain America And The Secret Avengers #1, from rising star Kelly Sue DeConnick and acclaimed artist Greg Tocchini! The celebration of Captain America ’s 70th anniversary continues in this high-stakes issue featuring Steve Rogers’ covert ops team the Secret Avengers!  When the Black Widow and Agent 13 find themselves trapped in the middle of New York , they’ll have to use their years of experience in espionage and combat to take on teenage girls fresh out of assassin training! Can they go in guns a blazin’ when they’re face to face with girls trying to start out just like they did? Find out this March in the action packed Captain America And The Secret Avengers #1!
 
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE SECRET AVENGERS #1 (JAN110709)
Written by KELLY SUE DECONNICK
Pencils & Cover by GREG TOCCHINI
Rated T+…$3.99
On-Sale 3/30/11

 

 

Christmas Comes Early This Year With MARVEL ZOMBIES CHRISTMAS CAROL!
 
Marvel is proud to announce that fan favorite artist, David Baldeon (Young Allies), will be joining red hot writer Jim McCann for the walking dead tale that has fans on the edge of their seats in anticipation – Marvel Zombies Christmas Carol #1 (of 5)! Guaranteed to make you even more afraid of things that go bump in the night, Marvel’s twist on the acclaimed Charles Dickens tale will send chills down your spine! As the Hungry Death consumes the land, Ebeneezer Scrooge must be sent back to Christmases past with his undead friend Jacob Marley to learn the origin of this vicious scourge.
 
"When we started working on this idea, I was amazed at how well the original text worked in with the concept of the undead. We’ve taken a way to introduce ‘zombies’ in a Victorian manner, keeping with the chilling tale Dickens crafted in the 1800s,” said writer Jim McCann. “I think that David’s amazing designs show you how well it will look. We aren’t going for campiness or shoving zombies into a popular story, but for true Victorian horror…and a small glimmer of hope that lies in one man’s cold heart: Scrooge!"
 
Artist David Baldeon adds, “This book is not about drawing zombies just because they’re fun. It’s about the characters, the horror, and a fresh yet horrifying look at Victorian terror while following along the lines of Jim’s great script. It’s about giving this book its own atmosphere and feel and making it look like no other version of Christmas Carol ever has.”
 
Can Scrooge, a man who has never known happiness, make it back from Christmas Past in time to see what the Hungry Death has done to the present and future? Find out this May when Marvel Zombies Christmas Carol #1 (of 5) hits comics shops everywhere. God help us, every one!
 
MARVEL ZOMBIES CHRISTMAS CAROL #1 (of 5) (MAR110695)
Written by JIM McCANN
Pencils by DAVID BALDEON
Cover by MICHAEL KALUTA
Parental Advisory …$3.99
FOC – 4/11/11, On Sale 5/4/11
 
 
 
 
Your First Look at STEVE ROGERS: SUPER-SOLDIER ANNUAL #1
 
Marvel is pleased to present your first look at the second cataclysmic chapter of “Escape From The Negative Zone,” from writer James Asmus and artist Ibraim Roberson in Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier Annual #1!The X-Men have been marked for execution by King Blastaar but luckily, Steve Rogers is on his way into enemy territory to save them! Can the original Sentinel of Liberty take on the entire Negative Zone alone?
 
Spinning directly into next month’s Namor: The First Mutant Annual #1, the senses-shattering crossover event of the spring continues in Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier Annual #1! With their biggest threat still a mystery, can Steve and the X-Men make it out of the King Blastaar’s realm alive?
 
Plus don’t forget to see how this epic story begins in Uncanny X-Men Annual #3 on sale next week!
 
Escape From The Negative Zone: Part One
UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #3 (JAN110796)
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Penciled by NICK BRADSHAW
Cover by BLACK FROG
Rated T+ …$3.99
On Sale – 3/16/11
 
STEVE ROGERS: SUPER-SOLDIER ANNUAL #1 (FEB110542)
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Penciled by IBRAIM ROBERSON
Cover by BLACK FROG
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC – 3/21/11, On Sale – 4/13/11
 
NAMOR: THE FIRST MUTANT ANNUAL #1 (MAR110712)
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Penciled by MAX FIUMARA
Cover by BLACK FROG
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC – 4/25/11, On Sale – 5/18/11

 

 

 

FEAR ITSELF: Iron Breaks. Soldiers Fall. Gods Die.
 
 
 
 
FEAR ITSELF: BOOK OF THE SKULL #1 (JAN110692)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils by SCOT EATON
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Variant Cover by JOE QUESADA
Rated T+ …$3.99
On-Sale—3/16/11
 
FEAR ITSELF #1 (of 7) (FEB110500)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils by STUART IMMONEN
Cover by STEVE McNIVEN
Variant Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC—3/14/11, On-Sale—4/6/11
 
 
 
FEAR ITSELF Collides With AVENGERS ACADEMY
 
This June, revenge comes hammering home in Avengers Academy #15, from the acclaimed creative team of Christos Gage and Tom Raney! That’s right –one of the mysterious Worthy has Hank Pym at the top of his hit list and he’s about to bring the fury of Fear Itself crashing down on Marvel’s heroes-in-training! But are Mettle, Hazmat, Veil and the rest of the students of Avengers Academy capable of saving their mentor and the Marvel Universe?
 
“Ever since I started Avengers Academy I’ve looked forward to the kids getting involved in a big event, because this is how superheroes go to war. And war leaves no one unchanged.” explains series writer Christos Gage. “Fear Itself is going to have a huge impact on the cast of Avengers Academy …when it’s over, things will have changed forever!”
 
Practiced or not, these rookies are about to get their first taste of real combat but some of them might just feel a bit too at home on the battlefield! There’s no class and no quarter given when Fear Itself strikes Marvel’s next – and possibly last – generation of heroes this June, only in Avengers Academy #15!
 
AVENGERS ACADEMY #15
Written by Christos Gage
Penciled by Tom Raney
Cover by Billy Tan
Rated A …$2.99
ON SALE THIS JUNE!

 

 

FEAR ITSELF Strikes The THUNDERBOLTS!
 
As the Serpent’s deadly Worthy run rampant throughout the Marvel Universe obliterating everything in their path, the fury of Fear Itself strikes the Thunderbolts! In Thunderbolts #158, from the acclaimed creative team of Jeff Parker and Kev Walker, panic strikes the superhuman prison facility – known as The Raft – when one of the mysterious Worthy shows up to reduce the Thunderbolts’ headquarters to rubble. The team must act fast and fight faster if they plan on making it out of Fear Itself alive!
 
“Not that it’s ever calm and stable in the world of Thunderbolts, but now with Fear Itself we blast into catastrophic,” explains writer Jeff Parker. “The job of the team just got several times harder– I’d say we’re going to need TWO teams to deal with what happens when one of our people become Worthy
 
This June, the Thunderbolts learn the true meaning of terror when one of their own loses control and unleashes the God of Fear’s unrelenting wrath on the team. Can the Marvel Universe withstand the destruction of the Raft and the surge of its most dangerous criminals back onto the streets? Find out in Thunderbolts #158!
 
THUNDERBOLTS #158
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by KEV WALKER
Rated T+ …$2.99
ON SALE THIS JUNE!
 
 
 
 
Deadpool Takes On FEAR ITSELF
 
This June, brace yourself for Fear Itself: Deadpool #1 (of 3) as award-winning writer Christopher Hastings (Dr. McNinja) and fan favorite artist Bong Dazo throw Deadpool right into the thick of Fear Itself, the blockbuster comics event of the year! When the Marvel Universe was under attack from the Skrulls – Wade Wilson answered the call to save the World, but can Deadpool be of any help against the God of Fear? If there’s money to be made, you can bet he’ll try. When the Serpent terrorizes the Marvel Universe with his unstoppable army and leave Earth’s Mightiest battered and bruised, all hope lies in…Deadpool?
 
Fear Itself is a story with tremendous gravity and emotional heft. Matt Fraction’s doing an amazing job of tapping into the real fears of everyday people, and retelling them through the troubles of the Marvel heroes,” explains writer Christopher Hastings. “Of course this means its all the more fun to bring in the clown with a gun! Deadpool is my favorite Marvel character, and I’m so excited to write for him. This mini is going to be a lot of fun, the way that Deadpool knows fun. A gratuitous number of explosions are guaranteed!”
 
Can Wade get his hands on one of the Worthy’s hammers or will he just head to the hardware store and pick himself up a substitute? Either way, it will definitely affect his bank account because; this June Deadpool faces the full fury of horror in Fear Itself: Deadpool #1 (of 3)!
 
FEAR ITSELF: DEADPOOL #1 (of 3)
Written by ChrisTOpher hastings
Penciled by Bong Dazo
Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
Parental Advisory …$2.99
ON SALE THIS JUNE!
 
 
 
 
The FEARSOME FOUR Head Into FEAR ITSELF!
 
This June, Marvel’s most monstrous heroes step up in Fear Itself: Fearsome Four #1 (of 4), from rising star writer Brandon Montclare , legendary artist Michael Kaluta, and rising star artist Ryan Bodenheim! Whoever knows fear burns at the touch of Man-Thing and, with the arrival of Fear Itself, he’s about to turn all of New York into a bonfire! But with Marvel’s mightiest pinned down by “The Worthy,” who can protect the Big Apple from the rampage of a creature that that’s more monster than man? Howard the Duck, She-Hulk, Frankenstein’s Monster and Nighthawk are out to extinguish the Man-Thing’s flame by means necessary as the all-new, all-outcast Fearsome Four!
 
“As stand-ins for the Fantastic Four, they may not inspire confidence in the people they’re sworn to protect—but they each have a great story to tell,” said series writer Brandon Montclare. “They’re going to turn some heads, and then knock them clean off!”
 
Can the Fearsome Four deliver the coup de grace while there’s still a city to save or will these would-be defenders unwittingly give themselves over to the dread deep within themselves? Find out as Earth’s Mightiest Monsters cut a path of destruction clean through 2011’s biggest comics event, only Fear Itself: Fearsome Four #1 (of 4)!
 
FEAR ITSELF: FEARSOME FOUR #1 (of 4)
Written by Brandon Montclare
Penciled by MICHAEL KALUTA & RYAN BODENHEIM
Cover by MICHAEL KALUTA
Rated T+…$2.99
ON SALE THIS JUNE
 

 
 

 

 

 

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