Marvel Comics 04.16.08 | Divided We Stand

x-mendwsheader.jpgStorm and co. enter a new era for mutantkind in X-Men: Divided We Stand Book 1, Act Three of "The Death of Captain America" kicks off in Captain America #37, Johnny Blaze has "Hell To Pay" in Ghost Rider #22, and it’s Herc vs. the Eternals in Incredible Hercules #116.

 

 

What’s Happened To The X-Men?

In the wake of Messiah CompleX, there are no more X-Men…but what does this mean for those mutants who once united under Xavier’s dream? X-Men Divided We Stand Book 1 (of 2) sets up the new status quo for mutantkind, with an all star creator lineup including Mike Carey (X-Men: Legacy), Matt Fraction (upcoming Uncanny X-Men, Immortal Iron Fist), Craig Kyle (X-Force), Christopher Yost (X-Force), Skottie Young (New X-Men), Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Vision), Jamie McKelvie (Phonogram) and Sana Takeda (Drain)! Wrapped in a gorgeous cover by Peterson, this can’t-miss X-special follows your favorite mutants as they adapt to this bold new world. What’s happened to Cannonball and Husk? What did Nightcrawler do after Messiah CompleX? How disbanding the X-Men affect Storm, Black Panther and Neznho? And what about your favorite New X-man, Anole? Plus, there’s also an additional, previously unsolicited story starring Hellion and guest-starring Magneto!

 

"Before I’m even asked, yes, the stories impact several of the big X-Books, like Uncanny X-Men and Young X-Men," says X-Editor Nick Lowe.  "But the best part is that these stories peel back the curtain on some of your favorite X-Characters.  The writers and artists REALLY rose to the challenge of their 8-pagers."

 

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on all X-Men titles, as the Divided We Stand tie-ins continue to sell out at Diamond and generate buzz. After the X-Men end, were does it leave the mutants who fought the good fight? Find out in X-Men Divided We Stand Book 1!

 

X-MEN DIVIDED WE STAND BOOK 1 (of 2) (FEB082260)

Written by MIKE CAREY, MATT FRACTION, CRAIG KYLE,

CHRISTOPHER YOST and SKOTTIE YOUNG

Pencils by BRANDON PETERSON, JAMIE MCKELVIE, SANA TAKEDA and SKOTTIE YOUNG

Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

Rated T+…$3.99

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The New Captain America Is Seeing Red (Skull, That Is)!

 

Act Three of the epic "Death Of Captain America" storyline begins right here, as Eisner-winning writer Ed Brubaker takes things from bad to worse for the new Captain America! Acclaimed artists Steve Epting and Jackson Guice join Brubaker for Captain America #37, as the Red Skull targets the very soul of America with his latest gambit! As James "Bucky" Barnes must adjust to the new mantle once worn by his mentor, he must also search for the kidnapped Sharon Carter-whose jaw dropping discovery last issue may change the entire direction of Captain America!

 

Named Marvel’s top series by IGN.Com, who gushed "Captain America has consistently defied modern superhero series conventions… We honestly feel sorry for you if you’re missing out on this series," this series continues to draw more acclaim with each issue.

 

Troy Brownfield of Newsarama.com said, "I’d like to see Brubaker complete his vision. And from where I sit, that vision continues to be smart, action-packed, well-considered, well-drawn, and just plain good comics."

 

With the last three issues selling out quickly at Diamond (though copies may be available at the retail level), Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on all issues of Captain America. What does Red Skull have planned? Did Sharon Carter really see what she thought she saw? And can Bucky last as the new Captain America ? Find out in Captain America #37!

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA #37 (FEB082219)

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Pencils by STEVE EPTING & JACKSON GUICE

Cover by JACKSON GUICE

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Ghost Rider Rides The Twisted Road To Heaven!

Combine sadistic, gun-toting nurses with evil man-eating ghosts and you get one hell of a day for Ghost Rider! Writer Jason Aaron’s critically acclaimed "Hell To Pay" story continues in Ghost Rider #22, the penultimate chapter of the action packed ride that leads into the stunning return of a character than we can only call the most shocking last page in Ghost Rider history! With gritty art from Roland Boschi and a powerful cover by rising star Mark Djurdjevic, now’s your chance to find out why critics and fans can’t stop raving about Ghost Rider!

 

"Aaron’s knack for gritty characters and gritty situations shine through," gushed Jesse Schedeen of IGN.Com. "Artist Roland Boschi draws a mean Ghost Rider to match."

 

"This book has got guts," exclaimed Bryant Frattalone of ComicsBulletin.Com. "Stick around for the ride."

 

"Ghost Rider is one book that’ll get your heart racing past the redline in by the last page," said Andy Serwin of WizardUniverse.Com

 

With Heaven in his sights and on his tail, Ghost Rider may just need some divine intervention to survive! Don’t miss Ghost Rider #22!

 

GHOST RIDER #22 (FEB082225)

Written by JASON AARON

Art by ROLAND BOSCHI

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Parental Advisory …$2.99

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The Incredible Hercules Battles The Eternals!

One of Marvel’s most critically-acclaimed series continues in Incredible Hercules #116 as Hercules and Amadeus Cho must deal with the revelation that Earth is headed towards a war it may not survive! Written by Greg Pak (World War Hulk) & Fred Van Lente (Wolverine: First Class), with art by hot new talent Rafa Sandoval and a cover by the legendary John Romita Jr, this issue sets the stage for next month’s Secret Invasion tie-in. Sent to San Francisco on a mission of grave importance, Marvel’s newest heroic duo come face to face with Eternals…well, make that fist to face! But is Hercules really an Eternal? Or might he be something more alien?

 

IGN.Com declared Incredible Hercules one of Marvel’s best books, gushing, "Everything about Incredible Hercules has been pitch perfect."

 

"Once again, Pak and Van Lente have delivered the goods, with yet another excellent script which proves that this team is one of the best writing teams that Marvel currently employs," exclaimed Adam Chapman of Comixtreme.Com.

 

With Secret Invasion looming on the horizon, how does this titanic battle between Herc and the Eternals affect the former Avenger’s role in this epic event? Find out in Incredible Hercules #116!

 

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #116 (FEB082226)

Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE

Penciled by RAFA SANDOVAL

Colored by MARTE GARCIA

Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR., KLAUS JANSON & DEAN WHITE

Rated A …$2.99

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