Marvel Comics 07.18.07 | Sin’s siege on SHIELD and more

capheaderSultry Sin and her Serpent Society lay siege on SHIELD, but the Winter Soldier's got other plans in Captain America #27. Meanwhile, Matt Fraction and Barry Kitson introduce become the First Super Hero Team of TomorrowTM in The Order #1 (a.k.a. the book formerly known as The Champions) and the Black Knight faces Mordred in Mystic Arcana: Black Knight. The Avengers more your speed? Catch a classic tale in Avengers Classic #2 and something for the little ones in Giant-Size Marvel Adventures Avengers #1.



Winter Soldier Swears Revenge For Captain America !


The Winter Soldier wants Tony Stark dead and not even the world's most impenetrable military fortress will stop him! In Captain America #28, the latest chapter in the Eisner-nominated series from Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting & Mike Perkins, Bucky Barnes continues his quest to assault the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier…but he's not the only one! Sin and her Serpent Squad are gunning for Crossbones, who's imprisoned on Tony Stark's new mobile base. Meanwhile, The Falcon and Sharon Carter want to keep Cap's former sidekick from making a mistake he'll regret. So what does this all mean? Action, intrigue and thrills like only this critically acclaimed creative team can deliver!


"Captain America remains one of Marvel's top books," exclaimed Kevin Powers of SilverBulletComicBooks.Com, who also gave the latest issue a perfect rating. "Mike Perkins is a fantastic artist who together with Epting has created a great style of art to accompany Brubaker's style of writing."


Gary Rodrigue of ComicNews.Info gushed, "The pencil work of Steve Epting & Mike Perkins is nearly flawless, with the inks of Frank D'Armata highlighting an already appealing site for the eyes."


The record-breaking "Death Of A Dream" continues here and no one's safe anymore! With ties to the popular Initiative storyline and multiple Eisner nominations, Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on one of Marvel's most acclaimed series. Just what are Captain America 's final wishes? And who carries them out? The surprising answers arrive this summer in Captain America #28!



Written by ED BRUBAKER



Rated T+ …$2.99


From The Initiative Comes THE ORDER


After the devastating events of Civil War, a new super hero team has been formed by Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) in accordance with his Fifty-State Initiative.  Rising superstar writer Matt Fraction and acclaimed artist Barry Kitson introduce THE ORDER; the premier team of Director Stark's post-war agenda.


Based in Los Angeles , California 's THE ORDER is comprised of a carefully selected group of actors, athletes, and models imbued with incredible powers to become the First Super Hero Team of TomorrowTM.  Don't let the glamorous title fool you, THE ORDER will have to face a demanding boss in Stark and the challenge of being scrutinized celebrities while fending off villains who don't realize that in Hollywood , the good guys always win!


Even if they manage to survive, there's a catch: mandatory retirement after one year.  Can these young super heroes wield such tremendous powers under even more tremendous pressure?  And just what is Tony Stark's mysterious agenda?  Meet the men and women of THE ORDER – they've got a year to save the world and you better not get in their way!


THE ORDER #1 (MAY072110)


Pencils and 50/50 Cover by BARRY KITSON

50/50 Variant Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

Rated T+ …$2.99

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Mystic Arcana: Black Knight Charges into Action


Mystic Arcana: Black Knight continues the all-new stories of mystic arts in the Marvel Universe.  When the Old Magics of Camelot are threatened, Merlin must call upon Sir Percy of Scandia , the Black Knight, to confront the Mordred the Evil and return the magic to its former power.  Legendary writer Roy Thomas and fan-favorite artist Tom Grummett bring you this all-new medieval tale featuring Marvel's sword-wielding hero.


This issue also contains the exciting second part of Ian McNee's thrilling quest to obtain the four magical objects.  In this 10-page bonus story, McNee faces the beautiful but deadly Morgan Le Fey.  The second installment of McNee's Mystic Arcana story arc, written by David Sexton and penciled by Eric Nguyen (Sandman Mystery Theater), will help to redefine magic in the Marvel Universe.


Grab your broadsword and take a journey back to medieval times with the extra-sized issue of Mystic Arcana: Black Knight! And don't miss The Marvel Tarot, featuring an in-depth look at magic in the Marvel Universe!






Rated T+ …$2.99

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Rated A…$3.99

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Avengers Classic #1 Assembles And Sells Out!


Marvel is pleased to announce that Avengers Classic #1, the debut issue of the series that collects the Avengers' earliest tales, has sold out at Diamond (though copies may be available at the retail level). Featuring all-new stories by Dwayne McDuffie and Stan Lee, not to mention a re-mastered Avengers #1, Avengers Classic #1 doesn't just reprint stories-it brings them to you like never before! Going back to Marvel's film archive, Avengers Classic features rescans from original stats and film, cleaned up to restore it as closely as possible to the original art, and remasters the coloring restoring it to match the original using modern coloring techniques. The end result is an updated, sharper issue of Avengers than you've ever seen before that captures the spirit and power of Jack Kirby's groundbreaking art.


Just one issue in, the series has proven to be a hit with fans and critics alike! "It's only one of the most important comic books in history," said SilverBulletComicBooks.Com's Kevin Powers of the tale inside Avengers Classic #1. "Kirby's art looks fantastic and still resonates 44 years later."


Said Editor Alejandro Arbona of the brand new stories, "Dwayne McDuffie and Michael Avon Oeming add layers of depth to the already brilliant characters created by Stan and Jack. Focusing on individual Avengers and their personal tribulations during some of the team's earliest thrilling adventures, ‘Avengers Classic' enriches their world and touches on the humanity of Earth's mightiest heroes." Fans will also thrill to added bonuses such as the original house ad from Avengers #2-never before reprinted!-and the original letter pages, which will begin appearing with issue #5!


Marvel has no plans to go back to press on Avengers Classic #1 at this time. Don't miss Avengers Classic #2, as the Hulk smashes his way into a re-mastered Avengers #2 and into an all new story by Dwayne McDuffie & Michael Oeming! Bruce Banner is in jail and charged with murder. Could he be guilty? And don't forget the stunning Avengers Classic poster by Art Adams, featuring the cover to issue #1, is still available in stores!





Cover by ART ADAMS

Rated A …$2.99

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24X36 Color Poster…$6.99

On-Sale: NOW!

Giant Sized Action As Earth Mightiest Heroes Meet The Agents Of Atlas!


In July two teams of titans collide in Giant-Size Marvel Adventures – The Avengers #1.  Acclaimed scribe Jeff Parker and fan-favorite penciler Leonard Kirk (of Agents Of Atlas fame) take the Avengers back to the 1950's for a team-up with the Agents of Atlas!  To protect the present, the Avengers and Agents of Atlas must battle Kang the conqueror in the past.


"All-ages doesn't have to mean "for kids," and this series proves it," said Dexter K Flowers of "The line-up (including Storm, The Hulk, and Giant Girl) offers a little something for everyone, and the verbal chemistry, though light, full of banter (even among the villains), and often downright funny, also stays true to each character's core."


Ray Tate of said "(Jeff) Parker's wit and almost instinctive knowledge as to how the Avengers should work make the reader smile on nearly every page."


Earth's Mightiest Heroes get a blast from the past in Giant-Size Marvel Adventures – The Avengers #1, an extra sized adventure chock-full of Avengers-Action and some amazing extras, including reprints of classic Namora and Venus tales (from 1947's Marvel Mystery Comics #82 & 1948's Venus #1 respectively), complete with the rarely seen covers to those issues! The Agents of Atlas impressed fans and critics with their recent limited series-by Parker & Kirk-and now you can learn about the earliest adventures of two members!


Perfect for readers new and old, Giant-Size Marvel Adventures – The Avengers #1 is a book you don't want to miss!



Written by Jeff Parker

Pencils and Cover by Leonard Kirk

All Ages …$3.99

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