Marvel Comics 08.13.08 | Skrulls vs. Gods and Mutants

secretinvasionx-menheader.jpgThe rough-chinned aliens have been doing battle with the Avengers, but now the Skrulls are taking on Asgard in Secret Invasion: Thor #1 and the Children of the Atom in Secret Invasion: X-Men #1. Plus, upcoming covers to Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi’s Astonishing X-Men #26-27.

 

 

Thor Enters the Secret Invasion As The Skrulls Attack Asgard!

 

The Skrulls are here and the God of Thunder himself is ready for battle, so True Believers better brace themselves for Secret Invasion: Thor #1!  Matt Fraction, the acclaimed scribe behind Thor: Reign of Blood and Ages of Thunder returns to Thor for this Secret Invasion tie-in and this time he’s teaming up with fan favorite, and newly Marvel exclusive, artist Doug Braithwaite!

 

The Skrulls are invading Asgard and it’s up to Thor to fight off their armies, but to make things wors,e the citizens of the small innocent town of Broxton , Oklahoma may end up as collateral damage!  Now that there are two cities to defend Thor is going to need a lot of help and Beta Ray Bill is just the man for the job.  He’s back and ready to help Thor teach the Skrulls what it means to mess with a God!

 

"Once again, Matt Fraction puts on a clinic entitled ‘How to Freaking Write Thor Comics’ and anyone utilizing the character should pay attention." – ComicsBulletin.Com

 

"It’s abundantly clear that Fraction spent more than a few nights researching what makes these myths tick, as he perfectly encapsulates the strident atmosphere in which ancient cultures used to control the masses through fear." – IGN.Com

 

Marvel urges all retailers to check their orders on Secret Invasion: Thor #1 and all of the other Secret Invasion tie-ins as they continue to sell out at Diamond!

 

SECRET INVASION: THOR #1 (JUN082354)

Written By: MATT FRACTION

Penciled By: DOUG BRAITHWAITE

Cover By: GABRIELE DELL"OTTO

RATED T+…$2.99

FOC-7/24/08, On-Sale-8/13/08

Calling All X-Men– Secret Invasion is Underway!

 

The X-Men get caught up in the comic book blockbuster of the summer!  Get ready for an epic action packed, super powered rush in Secret Invasion: X-Men #1 (of 4)!  The Skrull invasion is in full effect and the country is being torn apart, but the Skrulls missed one minute detail – the X-Men have relocated to San Francisco .  Join fan favorite superstar writer, Mike Carey (X-Men: Legacy, upcoming X-Men: Manifest Destiny), as he shows us what happens when the Skrulls collide with the "astonishing" might of the X-Men.  With jaw-dropping interiors from acclaimed artist, Cary Nord (Ultimate Human), just about anyone who ever called themselves an X-Man will show up to wage war!  Plus, a shocking revelation will leave X-fans talking for years to come! 

 

Mike Carey told Marvel.com, "[ Cary is] a major talent and I can’t wait to see what he does with this story…It really plays to his strengths. I know he’s going to take the big battle set pieces and make them play like poetry. It’s going to be fun."

 

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Secret Invasion and all its tie-ins as they continue to top the sales charts and sell out at Diamond.  Do not miss this explosive first issue as fans continue to ask "Who Do You Trust?"

 

What do the Skrulls have in store for the Children of the Atom?  What is Cyclops willing to do to ensure the future of the mutant race and lead his team to victory?  Find out the answers to these questions and more, True Believers, in Secret Invasion: X-Men #1 (of 4)!

 

SECRET INVASION: X-MEN #1 (of 4) (JUN082355)

Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by CARY NORD

Cover by TERRY DODSON

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC-07/24/08, On-Sale-08/13/08

 

 New Astonishing X-Men Covers Revealed!

Marvel is proud to unveil superstar artist Simone Bianchi’s new covers to Astonishing X-Men #26 and Astonishing X-Men #27, continuing his red-hot run on Marvel’s popular mutants along with award-winning writer Warren Ellis!

 

With a quick sell out of Astonishing X-Men #25, Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on this critically-acclaimed series! The X-Men have a new home, a new mission and face a deadly new threat-but is returning member Storm enough to help Cyclops’ team emerge victorious? Find out in Astonishing X-Men!

 

ASTONISHING X-MEN #26 (JUN082385)

Written by WARREN ELLIS

Pencils and Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC-7/24/08 ON-SALE-8/13/08

ASTONISHING X-MEN #27 (JUL082347)

Written by WARREN ELLIS

Pencils and Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC-8/28/08 ON-SALE-9/17/08

 

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