Marvel Comics 05.21-28.08 | The End of an Astonishing Era

gsastonishingx-men-header.jpgJoss Whedon and John Cassaday’s landmark run concludes in Giant Size Astonishing X-Men #1, while Skrulls wreak havoc on the Sentry in Mighty Avengers #14 and Herc and the God Squad in Incredible Hercules #117.

 

 

Whedon & Cassaday’s Groundbreaking ASTONISHING X-MEN Epic Concludes!

Too big for a normal issue, the conclusion to Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s groundbreaking X-Men epic arrives in Giant Size Astonishing X-Men #1! This double-sized issue brings Spider-Man, The Avengers and Fantastic Four into the battle with Breakworld-but will they aid the X-Men in their time of need? And even if they do help, how can the X-Men’s newest enemies be defeated in time to save the Earth? Cyclops and his team must put it all on the line-and one of the X-Men won’t be walking away from this fight. With a gorgeous wraparound cover by John Cassaday, featuring the Marvel Universe’s greatest heroes, and loaded with extras, Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1 is the X-Men comic that no X-Fan can afford to miss!

Wrapping up all the plot threads introduced in the series that changed the comic industry, one of the best selling creative teams of the decade bids farewell the to X-Men in Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1! But just who will make it back from this final battle…and will they ever be the same again? Plus, don’t miss the Giant Size Astonishing X-Men Poster, in stores now!

 

GIANT-SIZE ASTONISHING X-MEN #1 (DEC072218)

GIANT-SIZE ASTONISHING X-MEN #1 INKED VARIANT COVER (MAR088068)

Written by JOSS WHEDON

Pencils & Wraparound Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

Rated T+ …$4.99

FOC-5/8/08, On-Sale-5/28/08

 

GIANT-SIZE ASTONISHING X-MEN POSTER

24×36 Color Poster…$7.99

On-Sale-NOW!

 

Sentry Is Targeted By The Skrulls in Mighty Avengers!

The Skrull hunt continues! After the shocking reveal of a new Howling Commandos team in the last issue, Eisner-award winning writer, and the brain behind Secret Invasion, Brian Michael Bendis focuses on the Golden Guardian of Good in Mighty Avengers #14! This Secret Invasion tie-in, with eye popping art from rising star Khoi Pham (Incredible Hercules), answers the questions surrounding the erratic Sentry and arrives wrapped in a stunning cover by artist Marko Djurdjevic!

A continuing enigma to the Marvel Universe, Sentry’s fragile mental state makes him a ticking time bomb, leaving everyone around him in constant danger. In the Sentry’s darkest hour, one could only expect an appearance from his arch-nemesis, The Void…but how does this tie into the Skrull invasion?

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Mighty Avengers and all other Secret Invasion tie-ins as they continue to sell out at Diamond and as fans continue to ask "Who do you trust?"

What are the Skrulls’ plans for Bob Reynolds? How does his wife Lindy factor in? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Mighty Avengers #14!

 

MIGHTY AVENGERS #14 (MAR082207)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by KHOI PHAM

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Rated A …$2.99

FOC-5/1/08, On-Sale-5/21/08

Hercules & The God Squad Join Secret Invasion!

 

With Secret Invasion in full swing, Hercules’ sister Athena has banded together a sacred group of deities to face the imminent Skrull threat! Incredible Hercules #117, a tie-in to the red-hot Secret Invasion event, gives you a front row seat to a battle of divine proportions. In this issue, the critically acclaimed writing team of Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente unveil the premiere appearance of the all new GOD SQUAD, including fan-favorite Snowbird! With pencils from the rising star Rafa Sandoval and a stunning cover by John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson and Dean White, this issue is sure to make your eyes pop.

Brian Joel of IGN states that "Herc is one of the most consistently enjoyable and well-done books on the stands today."

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Incredible Hercules and all other Secret Invasion tie-ins as they continue to sell out at Diamond and as fans continue to ask "Who do you trust?"

Can the GOD SQUAD protect the Marvel Universe from the "Sacred Invasion"? How will the master tactician, Amadeus Cho, fit into this epic equation? And is one of them a Skrull?! Find out the answers to these questions and more in the action-packed Incredible Hercules #117!

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #117 (MAR082211) (SI)

Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE

Penciled by RAFA SANDOVAL

Cover JOHN ROMITA JR., KLAUS JANSON & DEAN WHITE

Rated A …$2.99

FOC-5/1/08, On-Sale-5/21/08

 

 

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