Marvel Comics 11.18.09 | Hulk & Hulk Jr. vs. Harpy

incrediblehulk_604_header.jpgA depowered Bruce Banner and his mean, green offspring Skaar are on the run from the winged villainess Harpy in Incredible Hulk #604, plus S.W.O.R.D. #1 gives the intergalactic organization of the same name its own ongoing.




Banner & Skaar Fight To Survive Incredible Hulk #604

After a major battle with the Wolverine & his son, Bruce Banner and his mean, green offspring Skaar continue their father-son bonding experience-but a villain lays in wait to destroy them! Enter Incredible Hulk #604, from New York Times Best-Selling authors Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, along with red hot artists Ariel Olivetti and Michael Ryan, orchestrate the biggest gamma-infused throwdown yet when the Hulk family is forced to fight the Harpy! Who unleashed this vicious villainess on Banner and son? And what does Banner and Harpy’s connection mean for this battle? Are Banner and son prepared for another showdown, so soon after their battle with the Wolverines? Incredible Hulk #604 has all the answers!


"I’m enjoying this series quite a bit. It’s funny, it’s action-packed, and it features some quality characterization of Banner and Skaar." – Jesse Schedeen,


"Olivetti has a gift for expressions and detail that makes each panel worth poring over." – James Hunt,


Marvel urges retailers to check all orders of Incredible Hulk as it continues to please fans and critics. A smashing good time is guaranteed in Incredible Hulk #604!






Rated A …$3.99

FOC – 10/29/09, On Sale -11/18/09


The Astonishing X-Men Join S.W.O.R.D To Save Earth!

Blasting out of Astonishing X-Men and Secret Invasion, the intergalactic S.W.O.R.D. organization now boldy takes you where no series has gone before-with the X-Men’s Beast & Lockheed along for the ride! Enter the extra-sized S.W.O.R.D. #1, from rising stars Kieron Gillen (Thor) and Steven Sanders (Five Fists of Science), as former Avengers-liason Henry Gyrich joins the enigmatic Agent Brand as top dog in space-but why does he think that ridding Earth of all aliens will save it? What will his plan do to the very fabric of the Marvel Universe? And just what does the arrival of Beast mean for S.W.O.R.D.? The answers arrive in the extra-sized S.W.O.R.D. #1, featuring a cover from superstar artist John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men). Plus, don’t miss a bonus story by the acclaimed creative team of Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie featuring the incomparable Lockheed!


S.W.O.R.D. #1 (SEP090475)




Rated A …$3.99

FOC-10/22/09, On-Sale-11/18/09


Deadpool #16 Sells Out And Returns With A Second Printing!

Marvel is pleased to announce that Deadpool #16 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with Deadpool #16 Second Printing Variant!  The fan favorite creative team of scribe Daniel Way and powerful artist Paco Medina keep the laughs rolling as Deadpool is cordially invited to join…the X-Men?  That team up makes as much sense as a swimming pool full of pancakes!  How does the insane in the membrane Deadpool respond to Cyclops’ reluctant invitation?  Also, this second printing features Medina ‘s stunning interior art on the cover!


Critics and fans alike are raving about the raucous Deadpool:


"In comedy, timing is everything and Deadpool is a pretty funny book. Way has always demonstrated a keen instinct for how action sequences work.  Deadpool is the rare thing in comics–not only funny but funny for the right reasons." – Michael Colbert,


"The art is excellent and matches the tone of the script perfectly… [Deadpool] is a character whose exploits I’m very glad to be following." – Scott A. Williams,


Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Deadpool, as the series has sold out of EVERY ISSUE and continues to garner increased fan interest each month!  Just what part do the pancakes play in all of this?  Find out the answer in Deadpool #16 Second Printing Variant!


Written by DANIEL WAY

Pencils & Cover by PACO MEDINA

Parental Advisory …$2.99      

FOC – 11/5/09, On Sale – 11/25/09

Daredevil #501 Sells Out and Returns With A Second Printing!

Marvel is thrilled to announce that Daredevil #501 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with Daredevil #501 Second Printing Variant!  The red hot creative team of Andy Diggle and artist Roberto De La Torre take the reins of Daredevil and send him into deadly uncharted territory!  Matt Murdock accepts leadership of the murderous Hand ninjas, but does he follow through with the ultimate sacrifice they require?  Meanwhile, the Kingpin names a new lieutenant and begins his newest plan.  This is the perfect jumping on point for this critically acclaimed series!  Plus, this second printing features De La Torre’s stunning interior artwork on the cover!


Critics and fans alike are raving about Daredevil:


"I’m convinced that [De La Torre], like Diggle, was the right choice for DaredevilDaredevil #501 is a great start for the Diggle and De La Torre creative team." – Greg McElhatton,


"Diggle steps to the plate with some strong writing.  [De La Torre] adds a dynamic dimension to the book that’s been missing for some time.  Their new status quo is rich with promise, and they seem to have a strong grasp on the characters without being overly reverent. I’m ready for another exciting ride." – Dan Phillips,


"Daredevil #501 was a great issue to kick off Andy Diggle and Robert De La Torre run on this title." –


"Every page, every panel was well done. I’m really excited about this book. I think you will be too." – Dante Amodeo,


Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Daredevil, as the series continues to generate significant praise and immediate sell outs!  What exactly is the Kingpin planning?  How does Daredevil’s new role affect those around him?  Catch all the answers in Daredevil #501 Second Printing Variant!



Written by ANDY DIGGLE



Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC-11/05/09, On-Sale-11/25/09


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