Marvel Comics 08.05.09 | Heaven’s on Fire!

ghostriders.jpgJohnny Blaze and Danny Ketch team up to stop Zadkiel as Jason Aaron wraps up his run on the Spirit(s) of Vengeance with Ghost Riders: Heaven’s on Fire #1 and we’ve got a 5-page preview, plus a smorgasbord of second printing variants.

 

 

 

The Battle for Heaven Begins in Ghost Riders: Heaven’s on Fire #1!

The renegade angel Zadkiel finally conquered the celestial city of heaven and now the only obstacles in his way are the Ghost Riders! Danny Ketch and Johnny Blaze, the two remaining Spirits of Vengeance, must team up to stop Zadkiel in Ghost Riders: Heaven’s on Fire #1!  The Write Stuff acclaimed scribe Jason Aaron (Wolverine: Weapon X) joins with rising star artist Roland Boschi for an action packed supernatural epic! As the two wayward brothers join forces, their only hope to save the world may be… the antichrist?  The race is on as Zadkiel and his obsequious minions act to thwart Biblical prophecy by killing the newly born antichrist!  This is the perfect jumping on point for fans new and old who’ve been captivated by Aaron’s lauded Ghost Rider series! Plus, don’t miss two covers by superstar artist Jae Lee!

 

See what critics are saying about Jason Aaron’s thrilling run on Ghost Rider:

 

"Jason Aaron has been writing the best Ghost Rider comics in history over the past year and a half, and I want to see what he has planned for the epic conclusion." – Timothy Callahan, ComicBookResources.com 

 

"This is as good as it gets.  You really need to pick this comic up. Hell, you need to go back and pick up Aaron’s entire run. You won’t be sorry." – Paul Brian McCoy, Comicsbulletin.com

 

"Fantastic… Aaron continues to showcase his ability to keep a book consistently readable." – Daniel Crown, IGN.com

 

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on all Ghost Riders: Heaven’s on Fire issues, as the series is highly anticipated by fans and critics alike.  What can Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch do to bring down the ever powerful Zadkiel?  Watch the thrills and twists unfold-and explode-in Ghost Riders: Heaven’s on Fire #1!

 

GHOST RIDERS: HEAVEN’S ON FIRE #1 (of 6) (JUN090535)

GHOST RIDERS: HEAVEN’S ON FIRE #1 (of 6) VARIANT (JUN090536)

Written by JASON AARON

Penciled by ROLAND BOSCHI         

Cover & Variant Cover by JAE LEE

Parental Advisory …$3.99

FOC – 7/14/09, On Sale – 8/5/09

Sold Out Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia Returns with a Second Printing!

 

Marvel is pleased to announce that Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia Second Printing Variant!  Eisner Award nominated scribe Matt Fraction joins X-artist supreme Marc Silvestri to deliver a shocking Dark Reign clash that rocks the Marvel Universe!  Two of Marvel’s legendary teams, the X-Men and the Avengers, cross paths in this epic story of betrayal and deceit! Martial Law is declared in San Francisco to put an end the mutant rights riots and the Dark Avengers are sent to enforce it! Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia Second Printing Variant features the interior art of Silvestri on a stylish new cover!

 

Critics and Fans are raving about this dangerous Utopia:

 

"Intriguing and compelling…Where Matt Fraction goes from here should be interesting." – Chad Nevett, ComicBookResources.com

 

"Fraction does an exquisite job… Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia is an engrossing story that has left me dying to get my hands on the chapters that are yet to come." – Bill Janzen, Comicsbulletin.com

 

"Fraction’s made a case for Utopia as the X-story to remember this year." – Bryan Joel, IGN.com

 

"You’ll find a lot to like about the Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia." – Kyle Posluszny, Weeklycomicbookreview.com

 

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on all Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia issues – as well as all Dark Reign related tie-ins – as it continues to generate significant buzz and critical acclaim! Who betrays the X-Men in this time of need?  How does Cyclops respond as a leader of the mutant race?  Catch all the answers in this shocking crossover that begins in Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia Second Printing Variant

 

DARK AVENGERS/UNCANNY X-MEN: UTOPIA SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (MAY098104)

Written by MATT FRACTION

Pencils & Cover by MARC SILVESTRI

Rated T+ …$3.99       

FOC-7/14/09, On-Sale-8/5/09

 

Deadpool Sells Out Again and Returns with a Second Printing!

Marvel is pleased to announce that Deadpool #11 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with Deadpool #11 Second Printing Variant!  Fan favorite author Daniel Way and stylish artist Paco Medina present the crimson comedian in a daunting fight for his disturbed life against the deadliest assassin Norman Osborn’s Dark Reign has to offer – Bullseye!  This second printing is a volatile sandwich of non-stop action in between two insanely violent psychopaths!  Deadpool gains the upper hand during this exchange with the killer Bullseye, but for how long?  Bear witness to what an IGN critic calls one of the "most manic, thrilling fights I’ve read in a while!"  This new printing features the stunning interior art of Paco Medina on the cover!

 

See what critics and fans have to say about this thrilling issue of Deadpool:

"There are jokes aplenty, cartoon violence, cornball one-liners, and some deft comic timing. Here’s the rub; on the surface the slapstick screams Three Stooges but the machinery underneath says Marx Brothers.  Either way Deadpool is delivering a fun time for your dollar." – Michael Colbert, Comicsbulletin.com

 

"Fast-paced, funny as hell, and extremely fun to look at, the latest issue of Deadpool delivers in nearly every way.  Deadpool #11 rocks. Go buy it." – Kyle Posluszny, Weeklycomicbookreview.com

 

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Deadpool – as well as all Dark Reign related tie-ins – as the series continues to generate significant praise and quick sell-outs of every issue! Don’t miss the slobberknocker between these two pugnacious killers in Deadpool #11 Second Printing Variant!

 

DEADPOOL #11 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (MAY098153)

Written by DANIEL WAY

Penciled by PACO MEDINA

Cover by PACO MEDINA

Parental Advisory …$2.99

FOC – 7/14/09, On Sale – 8/5/09

Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth #1 Second Printing Variant On The Way

Marvel is please to announce Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth #1 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may be available at retail level) and will return with Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth #1 Second Printing Variant! Fan favorite writer Victor Gischler and rising star artist Bong Dazo present the beginning of an all-new Deadpool epic that no fan can afford to miss! We all know Deadpool has no objections with a little bit of theft, but he’ll need to conjure up a diabolical scheme to retrieve the strangest prize of all…his zombie head! Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth #1 Second Printing Variant features the dynamic interior art of Dazo on the cover!

 

Marvel urges retailers to check all orders of Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth #1 as the character continues to generate buzz and quick sell outs! With two times the Deadpool, you can’t miss Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth #1 Second Printing Variant!

 

DEADPOOL: MERC WITH A MOUTH #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (MAY098109)

Written by VICTOR GISCHLER

Penciled & Cover by BONG DAZO

Parental Advisory …$3.99

FOC-7/14/09, On-Sale-8/5/09

DEADPOOL: MERC WITH A MOUTH #2 (JUN090589)

DEADPOOL: MERC WITH A MOUTH #2 70th FRAME VARIANT(JUN090590)

Written by VICTOR GISCHLER

Penciled by BONG DAZO

Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM

70th Frame Variant by TONY MOORE

Parental Advisory …$2.99

FOC-7/21/09, On-Sale-8/12/09

 

 

Uncanny X-Men #513 Sells Out and Returns with Second Printing

 

Marvel is pleased to announce that Uncanny X-Men #513 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with Uncanny X-Men #513 Second Printing Variant! Red-hot Eisner nominated writer Matt Fraction teams with acclaimed artist Terry Dodson to present an epic crossover, potentially spelling the end for the entire mutant race!  Norman Osborn unveils the Dark X-Men, his own mutant team, and the repercussions will be severe for the X-Men! But who is the newest member of the Dark X-Men? This second printing features Dodson’s powerful interior art on the cover!

 

Critics and fans alike are raving about this latest chapter of Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia:

 

"[Utopia] feels like a personal but large scale classic X-Men adventure"-Benjamin Birdie, ComicBookResources.Com

 

"High octane story…Utopia is showing a lot of promise for this title, and it’s made me excited to read this series." – Bryan Joel, IGN.com

 

"Utopia continues building momentum for what looks to be a promising crossover.  The Dark X-Men team shows a lot of early potential.  Fraction does a nice job of juggling an extremely large cast of characters." – Kyle Posluszny, Weeklycomicbookreview.com

 

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders all Uncanny X-Men issues – as well as all Utopia related tie-ins – as the series continues to generate critical acclaim and quick sell outs.  What does Osborn have planned for the imprisoned Beast and Professor Xavier?  Find out all the answers as this x-citing crossover continues in Uncanny X-Men #513 Second Printing Variant!

 

UNCANNY X-MEN #513 SECOND PRINTNG VARIANT (MAY098151)

Written by MATT FRACTION

Pencils & Cover by TERRY DODSON

Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC – 7/14/09, On Sale – 8/5/09

 

Invincible Iron Man #15 Sells Out and Returns with a Second Printing!

Marvel is pleased to announce that Invincible Iron Man #15 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with Invincible Iron Man #15 Second Printing Variant!  The Eisner nominated team of Matt Fraction and artist Salvador Larroca continue Tony Stark’s run from the forces of Norman Osborn! But just as Tony reunites with Pepper Potts, will a familiar foe shatter their lives? And just what does Maria Hill want with the Black Widow? This new second printing variant features Larroca’s powerful interior artwork on the cover!

 

Critics and fans continue to rave about Invincible Iron Man:

 

"Fraction once again delivers the goods as ‘World’s Most Wanted’ continues to be one of the best things to come out of the Dark Reign period."- Kyle Posluszny Weekly Comic Book Review

"Fraction continues with his excellent characterization of Tony Stark." – Gamerscircle.net

"Any good serialized comic book should leave the reader wondering "What happens next?" after the final page. Ideally, the reader should feel a little twinge of annoyance that they have to wait four or five weeks for the next chapter. That’s exactly what Invincible Iron Man has done for me on a consistent basis since Dark Reign began." Jesse Schedeen IGN.com

 

"Fraction’s Tony Stark has been one of the most well-defined portrayals of the character ever.  Larroca and D’Armata really are at their best with the mechanical aspects of this series." – Timothy Callahan, Comicbookresources.com

 

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on all Invincible Iron Man issues – as well as all Dark Reign related tie-ins – as the series continues to generate immediate sell outs and praise from all corners.  What does Norman Osborn have in store for the beaten and broken Tony Stark?  How long can Iron Man’s fragile brain hold up to this constant pressure?  Fans will not want to miss this explosive issue of Invincible Iron Man #15 Second Printing Variant!

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #15 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (MAY098150)

Written by Matt Fraction           

Pencils & Cover by Salvador Larroca

Rated A …$2.99                   

FOC – 7/14/09, On Sale 8/5/09

 

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