Marvel Comics 08.20-27.08 | Skrull killing is their business…and business is good!

skrullkillkrew.jpgWhen there’s a green-skinned, furrow-chinned, shape-shifting alien in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? That’s right, the Skrull Kill Krew is back in Avengers: The Initiative #16, plus the Skrull Secret Invasion reaches Wakanda in Black Panther #40 and big revelations are afoot in X-Factor #34, featuring the final chapter of the mini-crossover "He Loves You." It’s not all Secret Invasion tie-ins, this week…we’ve got Ghost Rider #26 for you, too.

 

 

Excitement Is Building Around All Secret Invasion Tie-Ins!

The blockbuster comic book event of year continues as fans, retailers and critics agree-Secret Invasion is a smash hit! Secret Invasion has everyone asking "Who do you trust?" and the fate of the Marvel Universe may be in the hands of the intergalactic threat known as the Skrulls. In order to fully understand the Skrulls’ plan and how our heroes are working to stop them at all costs, these tie-ins give you the full scope on just how serious and dangerous the Skrulls really are!  

Avengers: The Initiative #16 introduces us to a whole new kind of threat and this one isn’t for humans! That’s right true believers, there is only one band of heroes we can trust and in this issue we get the all star return of every Skrull’s worst nightmare, the SKRULL KILL KREW. Could this be what Earth needs to push back the Skrull Invasion.

Also in Black Panther #40 the scope of the invasion is realized. Can the Skrulls make their way into the impenetrable Wakanda? T’Challa’s home nation has a reputation for holding back invaders, but Earth has never seen this kind of threat before. This very well could be the death blow for Wakanda. Will their forces be able to defeat the all new breed of Super-Skrull?

Carol Danvers has had a pretty tough time during the Secret Invasion and in Ms. Marvel #30 her outlook isn’t getting much better. Just when things couldn’t possibly get any worse, Ms. Marvel finds herself on Riker’s Island with a threat that’s BIGGER then the invasion itself! This does not bode well for anyone in the Marvel U. It’s time to welcome our new Skrull overlords.

Half time is over and so far the Skrulls have outmatched our heroes. With the Invasion at large, is there any hope left for Earth? Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Secret Invasion and all tie-ins, as they continue to sell out quickly at Diamond. The Skrulls are here…who do you trust?

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #16 (JUN082352)

Written by DAN SLOTT & CHRISTOS GAGE

Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI

Cover by MARK BROOKS

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC 8/07/08 – On Sale 8/27/08

BLACK PANTHER #40 (JUN082369)

Written by JASON AARON

Penciled by JEFTE PALO

Cover by JASON PEARSON

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC 8/07/08 – On Sale 8/27/08

MS. MARVEL #30 (JUN082362)

Written by BRIAN REED

Penciled by ADRIANA MELO

Cover by GREG HORN

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC 8/07/08 – On Sale 8/27/08

X-Factor and She-Hulk Take on the Skrulls in "He Loves You!"

 

Longshot has returned-but he’s a Skrull!  Join Jamie Madrox and the rest of X-Factor as they get caught up in the chaos of Secret Invasion in X-Factor #34!  After last issue’s Skrull revelation, Darwin , the Evolving Boy, X-Factor and She-Hulk must battle their greatest threat yet! With fan favorite and Award-winning writer, Peter David (She-Hulk, Dark Tower : The Long Road Home), She-Hulk and Jazinda, daughter of the infamous Super Skrull, are going to lend a helping hand! Legendary X-artist Larry Stroman delivers stunning interiors as X-Factor and She-Hulk learn to put their differences aside and combine their forces!  The sold-out "He Loves You" storyline concludes right here, but don’t miss out on your chance to discover where it all began in X-Factor #33 Second Printing Variant and She-Hulk #31 Second Printing Variant.

 

Michael Colber of ComicsBulletin.com had this to say about X-Factor, "There is more than enough reason to hang around because Peter & Co. consistently deliver a book that is engaging, entertaining and masterfully crafted."

 

Bryan Joel of IGN.com raves, "If you haven’t tried what’s arguably the best X-book on the stands, you probably aren’t going to get a better opportunity than this."

 

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on X-Factor, She-Hulk and all Secret Invasion tie-ins as they continue to sell out quickly at Diamond and fans continue to ask, "Who Do You Trust?"

 

Will X-Factor and She-Hulk be able to work together without any altercations?  And what does a certain Skrull have planned for the team?  Find out the answers to these questions and more in this Secret Invasion tie-in…X-Factor #34!

 

He Loves You Part 3

X-FACTOR #34 (JUN082364)

Written by PETER DAVID

Penciled by LARRY STROMAN

Cover by BOO COOK

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC- 7/31/08 , On-Sale- 8/20/08

He Loves You Part 1

X-FACTOR #33 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (MAY088372)

Written by PETER DAVID

Penciled by LARRY STROMAN

Cover by LARRY STROMAN

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC-8/14/08, On-Sale-9/3/08

He Loves You Part 2

SHE-HULK #31 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (MAY088371)

Written by PETER DAVID

Art by VINCENZO CUCCA

Cover by VINCENZO CUCCA

T+ …$2.99

FOC-8/14/08, On-Sale-9/3/08

Danny Ketch Returns with a Vengeance!

Hell hath no fury like the Spirit of Vengeance, Ghost Rider!  After Johnny Blaze squared off with the merciless Deacon last issue, a familiar face is about to return from Ghost Rider’s past in Ghost Rider #26!  This is one high octane, supernatural issue you’re not going to want to miss, True Believers!  Prepare for a double dose of the ghostly as Danny Ketch puts the pedal to the metal and furiously rides on again…but why is he opposing Johnn Blaze?  Join red-hot writer, Jason Aaron (Wolverine, Scalped) as Danny Ketch makes his triumphant return to the Marvel U! With mind blowing interiors from rising artist Tan Eng Huat (Silver Surfer: In Thy Name), Danny has some surprises up his sleeve…and this is just the beginning! 

"Ghost Rider is finally a book worth reading again…What Aaron does well is paint Blaze as a total badass… Aaron’s knack for gritty characters and gritty situations shine through," proclaimed Jesse Schedeen of IGN.com.

 "Aaron writes this book with fearless swagger and his chin out," raves Paul Brian McCoy of ComicsBulletin.com. "The man can freaking write. His Blaze and Ghost Rider have definite anger issues and are driven like never before. I just can’t get over the energy here."

Who has Danny Ketch brought to the party?  Who is that yielding the hellfire shotgun?  What will happen when Johnny Blaze confronts his long lost brother?  Find out the answers to these questions and more as hell is about to be unleashed in Ghost Rider #26!

GHOST RIDER #26 (JUN082329)

GHOST RIDER #26 MONKEY VARIANT (JUN082330)

Written by JASON AARON

Art by TAN ENG HUAT

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Ape Variant by NIC KLEIN

Parental Advisory …$2.99

FOC-7/31/08, On-Sale-8/20/08

 

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