Marvel Comics 06.04.08 | Ultimate Origins

ultorigin-header.jpgMarvel prepares to shake the Ultimate universe to its very core in Ultimate Origins #1, due on stands in less than a week. We have a 6-page preview, plus some special promotional art. Then, Incredible Hercules #117 gets a second printing, and we have the new cover.



Ultimate Origins #1 Less Than A Week Away

You’ve been given the 10 reasons why you cannot miss Ultimate Origins.  You’ve seen the gorgeous covers by Simone Bianchi and Gabriele Dell’Otto.  You’ve seen the awesome variant and sketch variant covers by Michael Turner.  Now, you can read 6 lettered preview pages of Ultimate Origins #1 to tide you over before you pick up your copy next Wednesday, June 4th.

Ultimate Origins has been everywhere…and why not?  As Bruce Banner said to Ultimate Spider-Man — "Everything’s Connected."  There have been ads in all your favorite Marvel titles, an ad in Wizard Magazine and postcards in your local comic shops.  Plus, some of your favorite comic book fan-sites have had interviews with Bendis, teasing the big reveals and changes to come.

And check next week for an exclusive Brian Michael Bendis podcast where he dishes on Ultimate Origins.

The secrets behind the Ultimate Universe are about to be revealed and they will shock you as the Ultimate Universe continues to March on Ultimatum.

Brian Michael Bendis and Butch Guice reveal the secret history of the Ultimate Universe almost a decade in the making in Ultimate Origins#1!

ULTIMATE ORIGINS #1 (of 5) (APR082246)
Penciled by BUTCH GUICE
50/50 Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
Variant Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
Sketch Variant Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
Rated T+ …$2.99

Incredible Hercules Joins Secret Invasion-And Sells Out!

Marvel is pleased to announce that Incredible Hercules #117, the beginning of "Sacred Invasion," has sold out at Diamond. To meet the overwhelming demand for this Secret Invasion tie-in, Marvel is going back to press with Incredible Hercules #117 Second Printing Variant! Written by the acclaimed duo of Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, teamed with rising star artist Rafa Sandoval, this issue sees Hercules assembling a self-styled "God Squad" to battle the Skrull invasion. This issue’s cover features the powerful interior art of Sandoval, depicting Hercules in the midst of battle!

With Secret Invasion and all tie-ins selling out quickly, Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Incredible Hercules and all Secret Invasion tie-ins. What’s next for Herc and his new team? Find out in Incredible Hercules!

Penciled  & Cover  by RAFA SANDOVAL
Rated A …$2.99
FOC-06/12/08, On-Sale-07/02/08

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