Marvel Comics 08.12-19.09 | Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers vs…Thanos?!

lockjaw.jpgThat’s right, the dog with the tuning fork on his forehead and his fuzzy animal pals take on the guy who once killed the entire universe in Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers #4 and we’ve got your 4-page preview, plus second printing variants for Dark X-Men: The Beginning #1 and X-Men Legacy #226, and a sneak peek at the upcoming Punisher: RIP.

 

 

 

 

 

The Pet Avengers & The World’s Most Presidential Dog Battle Thanos!

 

It’s the final battle between Lockjaw’s Pet Avengers and the tyrannical Thanos for control of the Infinity Gems-and the life of the Puppy-In-Chief! We’ve got your first look inside Lockjaw & The Pet Avengers #4, from the critically acclaimed team of Chris Eliopolous and Ig Guara, as the greatest battle in super pet history reaches its conclusion!

 

LOCKJAW AND THE PET AVENGERS #4 (of 4) (JUN090549)

LOCKJAW AND THE PET AVENGERS #4 (of 4) HENRICHON VARIANT (JUN090550)

Written by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS

Penciled by IG GUARA

Cover by KARL KERSCHL

Variant Cover by NIKO HENRICHON

All Ages …$2.99

On-Sale-8/12/09

Dark X-Men: The Beginning #1 Sells Out And Returns With New Printing!

 

Marvel is pleased to announce that Dark X-Men: The Beginning #1 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may be available at the retail level) and will return with Dark X-Men: The Beginning #1 Second Printing Variant! Find out how Norman Osborn recruited his Dark X-Men in this Utopia tie-in with three original stories! From all-star writers such as Paul Cornell, James Asmus, and Shane McCarthy, with talented artists Leonard Kirk, Jesse Delperdang, and Ibraim Roberson, this epic storyline sheds light on how the conniving Norman Osborn created his own mutant squadron. How will Osborn convince the imperial sea-lord Namor to side with his dark forces? And just who is the secret member of the team? Dark X-Men: The Beginning #1 Second Printing Variant features the vibrant interior art of Kirk, Delperdang and Roberson on a striking new cover!

 

"Overall, "Dark X-Men" #1 is the best kind of crossover tie-in…There’s a clear story being told, and a genuine need to tell it…Anyone already reading "Utopia" should certainly give it a look." – James Hunt, ComicBookResources.com

 

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Dark X-Men: The Beginning following a quick first sell out! His Dark Reign has already begun; now find out how the manipulative Norman Osborn brought his plans to fruition. Don’t miss Dark X-Men: The Beginning #1 Second Printing Variant!

 

DARK X-MEN: THE BEGINNING #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (MAY098215)

Written by PAUL CORNELL, JAMES ASMUS & SHANE MCCARTHY

Penciled by LEORNARD KIRK, JESSE DELPERDANG, & IBRAIM ROBERSON

Rated A …$3.99

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

X-Men Legacy #226 Sells Out And Returns With New Printing!

Marvel is pleased to announce that X-Men Legacy #226 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may be available at the retail level) and will return with X-Men Legacy #226 Second Printing Variant! Chaos erupts in San Francisco ! As protesters take to the streets, can Rogue and her team quell the anguish of the Humanity Now! coalition? Acclaimed scribe Mike Carey and artist Dustin Weaver present this epic tie-in to the Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men Utopia storyline as the Dark Avengers arrive and fuel the fire of the mutant conflict. Do the X-Men dare defy the supreme rule of Norman Osborn? Don’t miss the new second printing cover featuring interior art by Dustin Weaver!

 

Critics and fans are ecstatic about X-Men Legacy #226!

 

"The issue is sprinkled throughout with fun, loving moments, essentially Easter eggs for longtime fans." – Bryan Joel, IGN.com

 

"This was a good solid X-Men adventure, dealing with the problems of the mutant species whilst mixing it up with some cool villains, classic X-Men stuff." – MatthewHex, comicvine.com

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on X-Men Legacy following a quick first sell out! With Norman Osborn’s henchman in town, whose side will the remaining mutants choose: the X-Men or the Dark Avengers? Find out in X-Men Legacy #226 Second Printing Variant!

 

X-MEN LEGACY #226 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (JUN098010)

Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by DUSTIN WEAVER

Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER

Rated A …$2.99

FOC-7/28/09, On-Sale-8/19/09 

 

 

 

Punisher: RIP

 

Dark Reign The List brings the most dramatic changes ever to Punisher! Dark Wolverine faces off against Frank Castle and the Punisher’s (after)life is altered forever! Beginning with Punisher #8, don’t miss four special Rest In Pieces Variants, all clues to the startling changes ahead for the Punisher!  

 

PUNISHER #8 (JUN090558)

PUNISHER #8 70TH FRAME VARIANT (JUN090559)

PUNISHER #8 REST IN PIECES VARIANT (JUN098029)

Written by RICK REMENDER

Penciled by TAN ENG HUAT

Cover by MIKE MCKONE

70th Frame Variant by STEVE DILLON

Rest In Pieces Variant by TOM RANEY

Parental Advisory …$2.99

FOC-7/28/09, On-Sale-8/19/09

PUNISHER #9 (JUL090548)

PUNISHER #9 REST IN PIECES VARIANT (JUN098030)

Written by RICK REMENDER

Penciled by TAN ENG HUAT

Cover by MIKE MCKONE

Rest In Pieces Variant by TOM RANEY

Parental Advisory …$2.99

FOC-8/27/09, On-Sale-9/16/09

 

 

 

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