Marvel Comics 11.05-26.08 | First Class Secrets

weaponx.jpgSabretooth guest-stars as Wolverine’s early days are revealed in Weapon X: First Class #1, plus it’s Shell-Head vs. Web-Head in Invincible Iron Man #7, the Eternals battle the Young Gods in Eternals Annual #1, and Jim Valentino returns to Guardians of the Galaxy for a variant cover.  

The Secrets Of Wolverine & Weapon X Are Revealed!

Long before he became a member of the Uncanny X-Men and the New Avengers, the man named Logan was transformed into a the ultimate fighting machine by a government program named Weapon X-and now you can learn more about his past!! Weapon X: First Class #1 brings Eisner Award nominee Marc Sumerak (Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius) and fan favorite artists Mark Robinson & Tim Seeley together to take a new look inside the program that made Wolverine "the best there  is at what he does." Continuing the search for answers about his past, Logan turns to Charles Xavier, hoping his mentor will be able to unlock the secrets within his fragile mind. As the suspense mounts, layers of mystery are peeled back to reveal shocking truths, truths that even Logan isn’t ready for. And I’ll tell you something else he isn’t ready for -SABRETOOTH!

If that’s not enough, each extra-sized issue of this sensational limited series features a 10-page back up story starring members of the Weapon X program past and present! All this behind a breathtaking cover brought to you by fan-favorite artist Michael Ryan! It all begins here in Weapon X: First Class #1!

WEAPON X: FIRST CLASS #1 (of 3)  (SEP082403)

WEAPON X: FIRST CLASS #1 VARIANT  (SEP082404)

Written by MARC SUMERAK

Penciled by MARK ROBINSON & TIM SEELEY

Cover and Variant by MICHAEL RYAN

Rated A …$3.99  

FOC-10/16/08, On-Sale-11/5/08 

Iron Man and Spider-Man, Together Again!

This is it, True Believers!  From the red-hot team of Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca comes the team-up you’ve all been waiting for!  Iron Man and Spider-Man must join forces once again and it’s only happening in Invincible Iron Man #7!  Since their falling out in Civil War, Iron Man and Spidey have not exactly been on the best of terms.  Now, when a new threat arises, the two Avengers must put their differences aside and learn to get along if they want to stop it!  Plus, after the exhilarating conclusion to The Five Nightmares last issue, Invincible Iron Man #7 marks as a perfect jumping on point for new readers to strap in and enjoy the book that everyone can’t stop raving about!

"Jam-packed with story, complex themes, and strong characters, Invincible Iron Man is the Iron Man comic you’ve been waiting to read." – Timothy Callahan of ComicBookResources.com

"I have to say, this book is flat-out fantastic." – Adam Chapman of Comixtreme.com

"Matt Fraction really understands the world that Iron Man inhabits." – David Wallace of ComicsBulletin.com

"Invincible Iron Man is probably the best thing that could’ve happened to the character post-Civil War." – Bryan Joel of IGN.com

And in case you missed Fraction and Larocca’s first epic arc, what are you waiting for-this is your chance to jump onboard one of 2008s hottest new series!

You know when these two former team-mates run into each other; something is bound to go awry!  Who will throw the first punch before they come to their senses?  The Golden Avenger or Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man?  You can only find out, True Believers, in the pages of Invincible Iron Man #7!

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #7 (SEP082343)

Written by MATT FRACTION

Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

Rated A …$2.99

FOC-10/16/08, On-Sale-11/05/08

LET THE SLUGFEST BEGIN- It’s The Eternals vs. The Young Gods!

The Eternals head down to Madripor, where they find themselves in a knock-down, drag-out battle with the Young Gods! Get ready for all the action packed, pulse pounding immortal action in Eternals Annual #1! Superstar writer Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies 3) and fan favorite artist Pascal Alixe (Marvel Illustrated: Moby Dick) team up to bring you an annual of god-like proportions! With the Horde coming to Earth the Eternals are preparing for the fight of there lives, but when they get caught in a fight with the Young Gods they may not survive to face him. The Young Gods, beings created by the Celestials, are determined to discover the truth of there origins. What is there purpose? Why were they created? They are here and they’re going to get the answers out of the Eternals-BY FORCE! Presented with a jaw-dropping cover by red-hot, superstar Ed McGuinness (HULK)!  

Witness the Eternals vs. The Young Gods in a God War for the Ages! What is the truth behind the Young Gods? It’s a revelation that will shake the Eternals to there core. You cannot afford to miss all the immortal carnage in Eternals Annual #1!

ETERNALS ANNUAL #1 (SEP082332)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Illustrated by PASCAL ALIXE

Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

Rated A …$3.99

FOC-10/23/08, On-Sale-11/12/08

Guardians of The Galaxy Enter War Of Kings With A New Valentino Variant!

The War of Kings is approaching and the road to this jaw-dropping event begins in Guardians of the Galaxy #7-now featuring a variant cover by classic Guardians of the Galaxy artist Jim Valentino! Acclaimed writing duo Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, along with fan favorite artist Paul Pelletier, begin a bold new era for the Guardians with a new story arc, a new team…and a missing Star-Lord! How will the team cope? Who will join their ranks? And is Rocket Raccoon really leading the team now? One thing’s for sure-expect the unexpected!

 

"Dan, Andy and Paul are doing a great job on this series and I’m honored to be a small part of the continuing Guardians history they’re creating," said Valentino.

 

If you’ve missed the series that IGN.com calls "right on par with Marvel’s very best titles" then don’t miss Guardians of the Galaxy #7, as War of Kings’ first shots are fired!

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7 (SEP082339)

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7 VALENTINO VARIANT (AUG088017)

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING

Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER

Cover by CLINT LANGLEY

Variant Cover by JIM VALENTINO, CHANCE WOLF and GURU eFX

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC-11/6/08, On-Sale-11/26/08

 

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