Marvel Comics 10.08.08 | Spider-Girl Turns 25

spider-girl-header.jpgPeter Parker’s daughter has a birthday to celebrate as her second solo series hits the big two-five in Amazing Spider-Girl #25, which features the debut of Li’l Benjy, the Spectacular Spider-Baby! Plus, the hit Stephen King adaptation continues in The Stand: Captain Trips #2 and a special advanced look at Incognito, the new series from Criminal‘s Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips set to drop this December.

 

The Amazing Spider-Girl Must Save The Life of Peter Parker!

 

Prepare for more web-stunning Spider-Girl action than ever before in the double-sized Amazing Spider-Girl #25!  After the shocking explosion in New York City that concluded to last issue, Mayday Parker’s life has been stolen by the mysterious Brand New May and her father is in the hands of Fury, the Goblin Queen!  Now, join legendary scribe, Tom DeFalco and Marvelous mainstay Ron Frenz, as a devastated Spider-Girl must start a new life as friends become foes and the most unlikely of enemies come to her aid!  Then, discover more on how this new May came to be as Tom DeFalco and Todd Nauck (American Dream, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man) go back in time and join the Spider-clone Kaine as he rescues a baby May from the cult of the Goblin – but was it the real May?  And finally, what about Pete and MJ’s other kid, Benjy Parker?  Tom and indie sensation Colleen Coover (X-Men: First Class, Age of the Sentry)  bring you the adventures of LI’L BENJY, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-BABY! This 25th issue extravaganza also features variant covers from rising star Stephanie Buscema, niece of the Spider-Girl’s own Sal Buscema, and a spooky Zombie variant by fan favorite Pat Oliffe! This is the perfect jumping on point for new readers, as Spider-Girl embarks on the most jaw-dropping chapter of her life!

 

"This comic book has it all," raves Ariel Carmona Jr. of ComicsBulletin.com

 

"Like always a lot of things are going on in this book and it always finds a way to balance itself," said Ryan Read of Comixtreme.com

 

What happened to Spider-Girl after the blast in New York City ?  Who will stand by her side when all is said and done?  True Believers, you cannot dare to miss this exciting new tale in Amazing Spider-Girl #25!

 

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #25 (AUG082324)

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #25 BUSCEMA VARIANT (JUL088066)

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #25 OLLIFE ZOMBIE VARIANT (AUG082325)

Written by TOM DEFALCO

Pencils by RON FRENZ, TODD NAUCK & COLLEEN COOVER

Cover by RON FRENZ

Variant Cover by STEPHANIE BUSCEMA

Zombie Variant by PAT OLLIFE

Rated A …$3.99

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The Stand: Captain Trips Continues With Issue #2!

 

After its critically acclaimed debut this month,  one of the years most anticipated new series, from World Fantasy Award-winning writer Stephen King, continues in The Stand: Captain Trips #2 (of 5)!  Acclaimed writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four, Angel: Revelations) gives the apocalyptical novel new life with beautiful interiors from the Eisner-nominated artist, Mike Perkins (Captain America , House of M: Avengers).  As the unseen killing super-flu, Captain Trips, spreads disease and death across the country, the US government has taken a keen interest in Stuart Redman, who seems to be the only person immune to the Captain Trips infection.  With or without Stu’s cooperation, they are determined to find out why!  Then, in Maine , something terrible falls upon Frannie Goldsmith and her father! In New York City , out of 8 million people, pop-star Larry Underwood may be the only one still alive!  And Nick Andros runs into more trouble than he can handle when he makes a wrong turn in Shoyo , Arkansas !  Plus, a mind blowing regular cover and a sketch variant cover from acclaimed artist Lee Bermejo and the second of five connecting variant covers from Perkins – this is a must for any King fan!

 

AintItCoolNews.com raves, "The artwork is fantastic, the story is spot-on, and Marvel hits a home-run with THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS…It is a rare treat for new and old fans of King’s epic."

 

Dan Phillips of IGN.com said, "If you decide you’re not quite open to a thousand-page commitment, you have this immensely faithful and competent comic book adaptation to enjoy. There’s no excuse not to pick up one or the other."

 

Why does Stu keep having nightmares about a dark man standing in a cornfield with red eyes?  Don’t miss the next exciting chapter in the horror epic, commonly deemed Stephen King’s best work, in The Stand: Captain Trips #2 (of 5)!

 

THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #2 (of 5) (AUG082299)
THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #2 (of 5) PERKINS VARIANT (AUG082301)
THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #2 (of 5) BERMEJO SKETCH VARIANT (AUG082300)
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled & Inked by MIKE PERKINS
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
Variant Cover by MIKE PERKINS
Sketch Variant Cover by LEE BERMEJO
Parental Advisory…$3.99
©2008 Stephen King. All rights reserved
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BRUBAKER AND PHILLIPS GO INCOGNITO THIS DECEMBER!

From the team that’s won EVERY MAJOR AWARD in comics comes the most insane and evil comic you’ll ever read!

The man who killed Captain America was just getting started.  As superstar creators Ed Brubaker (Captain America, Daredevil, Uncanny X-Men) and Sean Phillips’ (Marvel Zombies) previous genre-twisting series Sleeper heads for the big screen with Sam Raimi and Tom Cruise attached, the team takes a short break from their multiple Eisner Award-winning comic Criminal to launch INCOGNITO, a twisted mash-up of noir and super-heroics.  

 

What if you were an exsuper-villain hiding out in Witness Protection… but all you could think about were the days when the rules didn’t apply to you?  Could you stand the toil of an average life after years of leaving destruction in your wake? And what if you couldn’t stand it?  What would you do then?

 

"Incognito is a project that I’ve been waiting to do for some time now," said Brubaker. "Where Sean and I previously explored a good guy pretending to be bad and losing sight of the difference, Incognito is the flipside.  The story of a bad guy forced to be good, and what happens when he starts to go stir-crazy from the monotony of normal life.  It’s a dark look at good and evil and pulp and noir all in one hard-hitting package."

 

INCOGNITO launches in December from Marvel Comics’ Icon line, and will continue the tradition begun in Criminal of special features and articles that will only be available in the individual issues.

 

INCOGNITO #1

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Art & Cover by SEAN PHILLIPS

Mature Content/No Ads …$3.50

FOC-11/21/08, On-Sale-12/10/08

 

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