Marvel Comics 03.26.08 | We are family!

powerpack-header.jpgAlex, Julie, Jack, and Katie Power are Marvel’s kid superteam in Power Pack: Day One #1. Plus, a flashback to when Kitty Pryde joined the X-Family in Wolverine: First Class #1, Professor X’s life hangs in the balance in X-Men: Legacy #209, and a super-brief look at Ultimate Iron Man II #4.

 

 

What Are The Secrets Of The Power Pack?

Alex, Julie, Jack and Katie Power may just seem like regular kids, but they’re better known by their super hero name-the Power Pack! But just how did they become Earth’s youngest-and coolest-heroes? Enter Power Pack: Day One #1 (of 4), from rising star scribe Fred Van Lente (Incredible Hercules, Wolverine: First Class) and the art team of Gurihiru & Colleen Coover, revealing the origin of the super team! They’ve got twenty-four hours to escape alien abductions, rescue their family and save the universe! And did we mention they just got their super powers?

"This is THE best book of the month, people!" exclaimed editor Nate Cosby. "We’ve worked HARD to chuck this puppy FULL of things you love: Snarks, spaceships, laser guns, baseball, vacuum cleaners, cheese snacks, the Fantastic Four, and PONIES! I’m telling ya-you read this issue and you’ll be HOOKED!"

Establishing a new continuity for the Pack, this is the perfect jumping on point for readers new and old, showing just why the Power Park are Marvel’s premiere team of super kids! But with an intergalactic tyrant at their backs, how can the kids triumph? Find out in Power Pack: Day One #1!

POWER PACK: DAY ONE #1 (of 4) (JAN082173)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Penciled by GURIHIRU & COLLEEN COOVER

Cover by GURIHIRU

Rated A …$2.99

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Wolverine & Kitty Pryde Embark On Their First Solo Mission!

The next generation of X-Men have arrived at Xavier’s school, but will new student Kitty Pryde survive the tutelage of the mysterious Wolverine? Exploring the early days of the X-Men with the solo adventures of Wolverine & Kitty Pryde, Wolverine: First Class #1 kicks off a new ongoing series revealing secrets from the X-Men’s past! From rising star writer Fred Van Lente (Incredible Hercules) and fan-favorite artist Andrea Di Vito (Marvel Comics Presents), learn about Kitty Pryde’s first mission with Wolverine as the two enter a situation too deadly for any one mutant to handle! But can these two find a way to work together?

"The Wolverine and Kitty team up is one of the all-time great sidekick dynamics in recent comics history," says editor Mark Paniccia.  "WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS introduces that magic to a new generation of readers. Long-time fans will get sensational untold stories set in the one of the greatest eras of the X-Men."


Exploring in-continuity tales from the X-Men’s past, Wolverine: First Class is a must read for all X-Men fans!

WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #1 (JAN082189)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by ANDREA DI VITO
Cover by SALVADOR ESPIN
Rated A …$2.99 
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Magneto Returns as Xavier Clings to Life in X-Men: Legacy #209

What could the Acolytes possibly want with the mind and body of Charles Xavier? Add Magneto’s interest into the mix and that’s a recipe for disaster! Xavier’s life hangs in the balance as the quest to save the most important mind in mutant history begins.  In X-Men: Legacy #209, from fan favorite writer Mike Carey and with rising star artists Scot Eaton and Billy Tan, and a cover by superstar artist David Finch, the quest for mutant survival barrels on!

Jesse Schedeen of IGN.com says, "Trust me, this is one X-book you’ll want to keep on your pull list."

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on X-Men: Legacy 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!

What sort of repercussions will there be as the journey into Professor Xavier’s mind continues? Will the reveal of long lost memories and important x-facts be detrimental to the cause? Find out the answer to these questions and more in X-Men Legacy #209!

X-MEN: LEGACY #209 (DEC072220)
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by BILLY TAN & SCOTT EATON
Cover by DAVID FINCH
Rated A…$2.99
FOC 3/6, On Sale 3/26/2008

 

 

Ultimate Iron Man Versus…The U.S Government?

Trapped on a plane with a live nuke and his Iron Man armor hundreds of miles away…Tony Stark has seen better days! The critically-acclaimed origin of Ultimate Iron Man continues with Ultimate Iron Man II #4 (of 5), from Nebula award-winning author Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game) and fan-favorite artist Pasqual Ferry (Ultimate Fantastic Four) presenting the penultimate chapter of a thrill ride so action-packed, we had to add another issue! As Tony Stark continues on a collision course-literally!-with destiny, what does the future hold for War Machine, Howard Stark, and the creepy Obadiah Stane?

 

An IGN.Com Editor’s Choice, reviewer Jesse Schedeen gushed, "I’m having a ball with Card’s story. The beautiful Pasqual Ferry art never hurts either."

 

As Tony Stark fights for his very survival, what will be the cost to him and those he loves? And just how close is he to the discovering the truth behind the man called Dolores? Find out in Ultimate Iron Man II #4 (of 5)!

 

ULTIMATE IRON MAN II #4 (of 5) (JAN082124)

Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD

Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY

Colors by DEAN WHITE & CO

Parental Advisory …$2.99

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