Marvel Comics 09.10-17.08 | Here comes the War Machine

warmachine.jpgIron Man’s buddy James Rhodes moves towards centerstage in Iron Man: Director of SHIELD #33, paving the way for his own solo series. Plus, a look at the origin of the Master of Magnetism in X-Men: Magneto Testament #1 and a 7-page preview of Marvel Illustrated: The Odyssey #1, a lushly illustrated adaptation of Homer’s classic Greek epic.




War Machine, Weapon of S.H.I.E.L.D., Joins Secret Invasion!

With Iron Man occupied in the Savage Land , the Skrulls may think they’ve eliminated their armored opposition, but War Machine is out to prove them wrong in this must-read Secret Invasion tie-in! Iron Man: Director S.H.I.E.L.D #33, from acclaimed Thunderbolts writer Christos Gage and fan favorite artist Sean Chen (Nova), kicks off "War Machine: Weapon on S.H.I.E.L.D," which redefines War Machine’s place in the Marvel Universe as a result of Secret Invasion…and setting the stage of his upcoming ongoing series! A major new chapter in Tony and Rhodey’s history begins right here!


With Secret Invasion and related tie-ins selling out quickly at Diamond, and a lead in to the hotly anticipated War Machine series, Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Iron Man: Director S.H.I.E.L.D #33. It’s time for the Skrulls to say hello to Tony’s not-so-little friend!




Penciled by SEAN CHEN


Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC-8/28/08, On-Sale-9/17/08


Witness the Origin of Magneto!


Before he was the Master of Magnetism and the most radical mutant rights activist mankind has ever seen – Magneto was just a boy growing up in Nazi Germany.  In the Marvel Knights tradition of Spider-Man: Reign and Silver Surfer: Requiem comes X-Men: Magneto Testament #1 (of 5)!  Witness the evolution of one of the most popular and controversial X-Men villains of all time!  Superstar writer Greg Pak (World War Hulk, Incredible Hercules) is taking fans back to the year 1935 to show the difficulties and horrors Erik Lensherr faced growing up Jewish in Nazi occupied Germany .  From award-winning artist Carmine Di Giandomenico (Daredevil: Batllin’ Jack Murdock), comes the definitive origin story of the Master of Magnetism!  It all begins with a silver chain, a first crush, and a dictator’s rise to power…


Pak told, "Like so many classic Marvel characters, [Magneto] has to grapple with the typical problems of any scrawny outsider: family problems, schoolyard bullies, and first crushes…But every little conflict takes on a terrifying, new dimension as the scope and inexorable advance of the Nazi menace becomes clearer."


No X-Men fan can afford to miss X-Men: Magneto Testament #1 (of 5)!


X-MEN: MAGNETO – TESTAMENT #1 (of 5) (JUL082357)

Written by GREG PAK



Parental Advisory …$3.99

FOC – 8/21/08, On-Sale – 9/10/08

A Ruthless War With the Gods Begins in Marvel Illustrated: The Odyssey!


Troy has fallen after 10 years of battle and now Greece has emerged triumphant in the Trojan War!  Traveling back home, Odysseus , Greece ‘s mightiest warrior, finds himself lost out at see after being blown off course by the ruthless sea god, Poseidon!  Homer’s classic epic poem about the hero, Odysseus, finally receives the grand treatment this September in Marvel Illustrated: The Odyssey #1 (of 8)!  Join legendary writer Roy Thomas with pencils from the up-and-coming super-star sensation, Greg Tocchini, as they tell the greatest mythological adventure like it’s never been seen before!  Odysseus and his crew must cross paths and face some of the most notorious mythological creatures in all of history as they try to survive their ventures back home!


John A. Ams of raves about the Marvel Illustrated line, "I eagerly anticipate the remaining installments. This series has the potential to motivate today’s readers to go beyond the comics and discover the excitement of the novel itself. If you have not already invested in this series, I highly recommend you do."


Continuing the Marvel Illustrated tradition of acclaimed novel adaptations, Marvel Illustrated: The Odyssey #1 (of 8) will leave you breathless as one of the most timeless wars is waged like you’ve never seen before!



Adapted by ROY THOMAS

Pencils & Cover by GREG TOCCHINI

Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC-8/21/07, On-Sale-9/10/07

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