Marvel Comics 03.11-04.08.09 | A Dark Reign Falls on Elektra and Hawkeye

drkelktraheader.jpgElektra deals with the fallout of coming "back from the dead" after her alien abduction in Dark Reign: Elektra #1, plus Bullseye settles into his role as the Dark Avengers’ new archer in Dark Reign: Hawkeye #1, and the gritty new take on Marvel’s mutants reaches its end in X-Men Noir #4.

 

 

Who Will Survive X-Men Noir #4?

Immersed in the dark and gritty world of noir, the X-Men take on a drastic new role as their debut series comes to a stunning conclusion in X-Men Noir #4!  Straight out of the red-hot Marvel Noir line, the creative team of Fred Van Lente and Dennis Calero set the stage for an action packed finale to an already fast paced tale of mystery and intrigue.  The shadowy figure known only as "The Angel" bursts onto the scene, but what are his true intentions?  Also, be sure not miss a stunning variant cover by series artist Dennis Calero!

Critics can’t stop talking about X-Men Noir:

"Wow! Fred Van Lente re-imagines [The X-Men] as late 40s/early 50s criminals in a brilliantly illustrated and fully realized Noir world." – Paul Brian McCoy, Comicsbulletin.com

" Fred Van Lente clearly knows his stuff, and Dennis Calero has really captured the artistic atmosphere of the genre…it’s gritty, it’s mean, it’s dark, it’s full on noir." – Phillip J. Eaves, Comicnews.info

"The project Dennis Calero has been waiting his whole career for." – Bryan Joel, IGN.com

"I like all the parts of X-Men Noir… [ Fred Van Lente ] is clearly a writer whose time has arrived." – Timothy Callahan, Comicbookresources.com

You have never seen the X-Men the way they are in X-Men Noir!  Has someone finally gotten to Unus the Untouchable?  What is to be the fate of Peter Magnus?  Find out in the final thrilling issue of X-Men Noir #4!

X-MEN NOIR #4 (JAN092458)

X-MEN NOIR #4 CALERO VARIANT (JAN092459)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Pencils & Cover by DENNIS CALERO

Variant Cover by DENNIS CALERO

Parental Advisory…$3.99

FOC – 2/19/09, On-Sale – 3/11/09

DARK REIGN Falls As Elektra Returns

 

She’s been broken, beaten, and tortured by aliens…now she returns for vengeance in Dark Reign: Elektra #1 (of 5)!  From red-hot writer Zeb Wells and acclaimed artist Clay Mann comes the Elektra story everyone’s been waiting to see since the shocking revelations of New Avengers #31 in which it was revealed that she was replaced by a Skrull!  In the aftermath of Secret Invasion, Elektra has found freedom, but along with it she’s also found trouble.  As the deadliest assassin in the world attempts to clear her name, a lot of people want her head!

 

Elektra’s in store for the fight of her life and has never been in worse shape! She’s been to the far side of death and back, but will Dark Reign get the best of her?  You can only find out when you pick up your copy of Dark Reign: Elektra #1 (of 5)!

 

DARK REIGN: ELEKTRA #1 (of 5) (JAN092471)

Written by ZEB WELLS

Pencils by CLAY MANN

50/50 Cover by LEE BERMEJO

50/50 Variant Cover by CLAY MANN
Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC – 3/5, On-Sale – 3/25/09

The Dark Avengers’ Hawkeye Cuts Loose!

 

How can one move instantly jeopardize the entire Avengers legacy? Norman Osborn knows. Fan favorites Andy Diggle and Tom Raney team up to present: Dark Reign: Hawkeye #1. Norman Osborn has something planned – something big! He appoints a new team of public do-gooders to replace the original Avengers, bringing the psychotic Bullseye, known to the media as Hawkeye, into the game. What else is Norman scheming? And how long will it be until the public realizes that Hawkeye is actually a crazy assassin? Find out in Dark Reign: Hawkeye #1!

 

Peter Thorley of ConcateNation.com had this to say about Andy Diggle: "The man knows how to stuff a plot with ‘thrills and spills.’"

 

Alan David Doane of SimpleWebBlog.com raves about Tom Raney, "Whether called upon to depict gods or men, sea voyages or desert landscapes, battles or quiet conversations or silent contemplations, Raney delivers well-designed pages filled to bursting with power and grace."

 

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Dark Reign: Hawkeye, as Dark Reign continues to generate buzz and quick sell outs!

 

DARK REIGN: HAWKEYE #1 (of 5) (FEB092500)

Written by ANDY DIGGLE

Penciled by TOM RANEY

Cover by CLINT LANGLEY

Parental Advisory …$3.99

FOC-3/19/09, On-Sale-4/8/09

 

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