Marvel Comics 05.19.10 | Marvel ushers in the Heroic Age!

Following on the heels of Siege, Marvel ushers in a new era when the Heroic Age kicks off in Age of Heroes #1 and Avengers #1, plus Sean Phillips takes over art chores on the Stephen King adaptation Dark Tower: The Gunslinger—The Journey Begins #1, and Marvel teases a new crossover between their street level heroes called Shadowland.

Age Of Heroes #1 Ushers In A New Era Of The Marvel Universe!

 
The true heroes of the Marvel Universe are back to usher in the Heroic Age! A cavalcade of red hot writers like Kurt Busiek, Rick Remender, Paul Cornell, and Dan Slott along with fan-favorite artists Marko Djurdjevic, Chris Samnee, Leonard Kirk and Ty Templeton usher in the Heroic Age with Age Of Heroes #1! Now that the world has been restored to its rightful and former glory, the heroes have but one threat left to face…J. Jonah Jameson?  Also, MI13 and Dr. Voodoo make appearances and Spidey finds himself in a boatload of trouble!
 
Siege may be over but a hero’s work is never done! With new threats, old enemies, and everyone’s favorite Marvel heroes, Age Of Heroes #1 is a must read!
 
AGE OF HEROES #1 (of 4) (MAR100534)
AGE OF HEROES #1 (of 4) HEROIC AGE VARIANT (MAR100535)
Written by KURT BUSIEK, RICK REMENDER, PAUL CORNELL & DAN SLOTT
Penciled by MARKO DJURDJEVIC, CHRIS SAMNEE, LEONARD KIRK & TY TEMPLETON
Cover by GREG TOCCHINI
Heroic Age Variant by MIKE PERKINS
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC – 4/29/10, ON SALE – 5/19/10
 
Your First Look At AVENGERS #1
 
Marvel is proud to present your first look at Avengers #1, from superstar, award-winning creators Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr! Kicking off the biggest launch of the decade, Avengers #1 ushers in a new era for the Marvel Universe as the world’s greatest heroes assemble once again. But what deadly threats await them? And who makes the team? Find out on May 19th on the first inaugural Avengers Day, as participating retailers worldwide celebrate this landmark Marvel Universe issue with special variant covers, prints and more!
 
Plus, visit www.IAmAnAvenger.com and submit your photo for a chance to have your picture appear in an upcoming issue of an Avengers comic book. This limited-time invitation is only open to those at least 18 years old and therefore old enough to join the greatest heroes in this universe—or any other!
 
AVENGERS #1 (MAR100516)
AVENGERS #1 ROMITA JR VARIANT (MAR100517)
AVENGERS #1 DJURDJEVIC VARIANT (MAR100518)
AVENGERS #1 HEROIC AGE VARIANT (MAR100519)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Heroic Age Variant by GREG LAND
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC – 4/28/10, On Sale – 5/19/10
 
 
Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Journey Begins #1 Launches This May!
 
The Man in Black has laid ruin everything Roland Deschain holds dear and this May, the Lone Gunslinger embarks on an all-new quest to avenge his fallen gunslingers in Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Journey Begins #1. Now’s your chance to jump onboard the acclaimed Dark Tower series with this new blockbuster series! Join Robin Furth , Peter David and Richard Isanove as they welcome superstar artist Sean Phillips (INCOGNITO) into the ka-tet of creators entrusted by Stephen King himself to bring the adult adventures of his most personal creation to life! Featuring a variant cover by Dark Tower superstar artist Jae Lee, this is one issue you will not want to miss!
 
With the ka-tet gone and Gilead left in ashes, Roland sets out to hunt the Man in Black. Roland hasn’t forgotten what John Farson did to the Affiliation and it only fuels the fire that burns within him. Will Roland finally reach the Dark Tower ? Can he avenge his fallen comrades? Find out this May when Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Journey Begins #1 hits store shelves everywhere!
 
Plus, don’t miss Dark Tower: Fall Of Gilead Premiere HC, collecting the red-hot, acclaimed limited series from Robin Furth , Peter David, and Richard Isanove, on sale now!
 
For more on Dark Tower, please visit StephenKing.com and Marvel.com’s Dark Tower hub.
 
DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER – THE JOURNEY BEGINS #1 (of 5) (MAR100480)
DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER – THE JOURNEY BEGINS #1 (of 5) LEE VARIANT (MAR100481)
Written by ROBIN FURTH & PETER DAVID
Art & Cover by SEAN PHILLIPS & RICHARD ISANOVE
Variant Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Parental Advisory …$3.99
FOC – 4/29/10, On Sale – 5/19/10
©2010 Stephen King. All rights reserved.
 
 
 
DARK TOWER : FALL OF GILEAD PREMIERE HC (NOV090539)
Written by ROBIN FURTH & PETER DAVID
Penciled RICHARD ISANOVE
Cover by RICHARD ISANOVE
Parental Advisory …$24.99
ON SALE NOW!
©2010 Stephen King. All rights reserved.
 
 
 
Shadowland: Battle For The Soul Of New York
 
SHADOWLAND #1 (of 5)
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Penciled by BILLY TAN
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Wraparound Variant Cover by BILLY TAN
Rated T+ …$3.99
ON SALE JULY 2010
 
 
 
 
SIEGE Sends Thor To Hela!
 
Marvel is proud to unveil Mico Suayan’s brand new cover to Thor #611! As Siege concludes, the Marvel Universe embraces the Heroic Age, but rising-star writer Kieron Gillen and artist Rich Elson reveal Loki’s latest machinations as Thor is sent on a dangerous journey…to Hell!
 
THOR #611
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art by RICH ELSON
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC—6/3/10, On-Sale—6/23/10
 
 
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