Marvel Comics 03.25-04.01.09 | Messiah War’s Opening Shot

messiahwar-header.jpgThe future of mutantkind is at stake when Cable and X-Force butt heads in X-Force/Cable: Messiah War Prologue, the kick-off the year’s big X-crossover. Plus, a mystic battle royale to decide who is the new Sorceror Supreme in New Avengers #51, even more preview art from Dark Reign: Elektra #1, and the Merc with a Mouth celebrates April Fool’s Day with the miniseries Deadpool: Suicide Kings #1.

 

 

The Epic X-Force/ Cable: Messiah War Begins!

 

Spread your wings, lock and load, and pop those claws because X-Force/ Cable: Messiah War Prologue is heading your way!  From the all-star team of writers, Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle, comes the sequel to the biggest X-Men event of the past decade, "Messiah CompleX!"  After the birth of the first new mutant since the House of M, the X-Men’s lives have never been the same. Cable’s stuck in the future, Bishop’s been on a hunt, and Cyclops has been doing everything in his power to ensure the future of the mutant race.  With explosive interiors from Young Guns ‘09 artist Mike Choi, prepare for all out action as Cyclops sends X-Force on a dangerous, time-traveling mission to save Cable and the child!  However, when they get to the future they’re going to find something they never could have imagined!

 

"Kyle and Yost continue to prove themselves as experts in X-Men mythology and they are doing some great character work" – Paul Steven Brown, ComicAddiction.com

 

"Mike Choi’s art is clean, highly detailed, and effecting!" – Steven M. Bari, ComicsBulletin.com

 

"Kyle & Yost have a brilliant handle!" – Bryan Joel, IGN.com

 

"Choi’s art is undoubtedly excellent!" – James Hunt, ComicBookResources.com

 

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on X-Force, Cable, and all other X-related books as they continue to generate great reviews as excitement begins to build in regards to the upcoming event.

 

What happens when Cable reunites with his former teammates? It’s the X-epic everyone’s been waiting for and it all begins this March with X-Force/ Cable: Messiah War Prologue!

X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR PROLOGUE (JAN092540)

X-FORCE CABLE MESSIAH WAR PROLOGUE LIEFELD VAR (JAN092541)

Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST

Art by MIKE CHOI & SONIA OBACK

Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

50/50 Cover by MIKE CHOI & SONIA OBACK

Variant Cover by ROB LIEFELD

Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC – 3/5/09, On-Sale – 3/25/09

CABLE #13 (FEB092585)

"X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR," PART 2 

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Pencils & 50/50 Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI

50/50 Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC – 3/12/09, On-Sale – 4/1/09

 

X-FORCE #14 (FEB092586)

"X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR" PART 3

Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST

Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

50/50 Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

Parental Advisory …$2.99

FOC – 4/2/09, On-Sale – 4/22/09

 

The New Avengers and…a New Sorcerer Supreme!

 

Doctor Strange lost his title as the Sorcerer Supreme and someone must take his place – but who? Award-winning scribe Brian Bendis, along with artists Billy Tan and Chris Bachalo, present the can’t miss search for the new Sorcerer Supreme in New Avengers #51! As the mystic battle royale begins, the Avengers must help Doctor Strange regain his title while struggling to take down Norman Osborn and the Dark Avengers- but after the events of the sold out New Avengers #50, they’ve put themselves right in their cross hairs!

 

Fans and critics are raving about New Avengers:

 

"I’m excited as hell about it"– Daniel Schmergel, IGN.Com

 

"Bendis delivers the goods here"– Chris Smits, Mania.com

 

"Highly Recommended!"– Adam Chapman, Comixtreme.com

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on New Avengers and all Dark Reign tie-ins, as they continue to garner praise and sell out quickly! The search for a new Master of the Mystic Arts begins right here in New Avengers #51!

NEW AVENGERS #51 (JAN092464)

NEW AVENGERS #51 BACHALO VARIANT (DEC088101)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils by BILLY TAN & CHRIS BACHALO

Cover by BILLY TAN

Variant Cover by CHRIS BACHALO

Rated A …$3.99

FOC-3/5/09, On-Sale-3/25/09

Elektra Enters DARK REIGN!

 

She’s been broken, beaten, and tortured by alien scientists…now Elektra returns for vengeance in Dark Reign: Elektra #1 (of 5)!  From red-hot writer Zeb Wells (Amazing Spider-Man) and acclaimed artist Clay Mann (Daredevil), 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 been to the far side of death and back, but will Dark Reign get the very 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 – 3/5/09, On-Sale – 3/25/09

 

 

Who Framed Deadpool?

 

He’s the "Merc with a Mouth" and he’s gotten himself into a whole new world of trouble beginning this April in Deadpool: Suicide Kings #1 (of 5)!  From the creative team of writer Mike Benson (Moon Knight, television’s Entourage) and artist Carlo Barberi comes an all-new explosive romp featuring everyone’s favorite wisecracking sociopath!  After Deadpool is set up and framed, everyone wants a piece of him!  If Wade hopes to survive and serve up a dish of some good ol’ revenge, he’s going to have go toe-to-toe with some of the Marvel U’s heaviest hitters: Punisher, Daredevil and the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Plus, a mind-blowing cover from red-hot artist Mike McKone

 

Who will come out on top, "The Man without Fear" or Deadpool?  Will the "Merc with a Mouth" put the Punisher in his place? And will Deadpool get tangled up by Spider-Man? You can only find out in Deadpool: Suicide Kings #1 (of 5)!

 

DEADPOOL: SUICIDE KINGS #1 (of 5) (FEB092577)

Written by MIKE BENSON

Penciled by CARLO BARBERI

Cover by MIKE MCKONE

Parental Advisory …$3.99

FOC – 3/12/09, On-Sale – 4/1/09

 


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