Marvel Comics 12.12-19.07 | Season’s Greetings from the Marvel Holiday Special

marvelholiday.jpgIt’s the hap-happiest season of all, and The Marvel Holiday Special is here to spread that holiday cheer! Plus, we’ve got a look at Exiles #100 (the final issue of the long-running X-spinoff that paves the way for New Exiles #1), Hercules takes over in Incredible Hulk #112, and a whopping 8-page preview of What If? Civil War.

 

 

Season’s Greetings From The Marvel Holiday Special!

‘Tis the season to be a Marvel fan, as the Marvel Holiday Special dashes into stores with extra helpings of merry mutants, holiday cakes and…a rogue Santa? Featuring the talents of Mike Carey, C.B Cebulski, Fred Hembeck, Shaenon Garrity, Andrew Farago, Nelson, Alina Urusov, Lou Kang and more, this action packed extravaganza is perfect for the holidays! As Spider-Man and Wolverine rush to get a cake to Aunt May’s house, will a seemingly evil St Nick destroy the occasion? And just what happens when the Loners play Secret Santa? Plus, Power Pack looks back at holidays past! This extra-sized issue is wrapped up in a brand new cover (different than solicited) by fan-favorite artist Ron Lim!

 

It’s the perfect time of year to celebrate all you love in life and c’mon True Believer, what could be better than spending time with your favorite Marvel heroes? It’s the Marvel Holiday Special and it’s the best way to commemorate the season, bub!

 

MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL (OCT072114)

Written by MIKE CAREY, C.B. CEBULSKI, SHAENON GARRITY &

ANDREW FARAGO, FRED HEMBECK

Penciled by NELSON, FRED HEMBECK, ALINA URUSOV & LOU KANG

Cover by RON LIM

Rated A …$3.99

FOC-11/29/07, On-Sale-12/19/07

 

End of an Era in Exiles #100!

The Exiles say goodbye in an extra-sized 100th issue! Series writer Chris Claremont and artist Tom Grummett present Exiles #100 in what could be the last adventure of Marvel’s merry mutant multiverse heroes. That’s right, the Exiles are packing it in…calling it quits. But after years of spanning the multiverse together, the biggest question on all their minds is: what will I do next? The team as a whole decides to return to the Crystal Palace to ponder what the future holds. But one of the members has alot more on her mind as Sage struggles to come to terms with the events of X-Men: Die by the Sword.

So prepare yourselves for a landmark issue that looks back on 99 issues of triumph and tragedy in Exiles #100. Also in this amazing issue: see how it all started in the classic Exiles #1 by Judd Winnick and Mike McKone!

But fear not. Every end of an era also marks the start of a new one. The dawn of a new year in January 2008 will mark the coming of…New Exiles #1!

EXILES #100 (OCT072146)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils & Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
Rated A …$3.99
FOC -11/22, On Sale-12/12/2007


NEW EXILES #1 (NOV072193)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils by TOM GRUMMETT
Cover by MICHAEL GOLDEN
Rated A …$2.99
FOC -12/27, On-Sale -1/16/2008

The Incredible Hulk Gives Way To The Incredible Hercules!

That’s right True Believers! After the earth-shattering-literally!-events of World War Hulk, the jade giant is seemingly no more and new heroes must rise up in Incredible Hulk #112! Written by World War Hulk architect Greg Pak and acclaimed author Fred Van Lente, and featuring the art of rising star Khoi Pham, this is the comic that everyone’s already buzzing about! When confronted by S.H.I.E.L.D., Hercules and Amadeus Cho are faced with quite possibly the toughest decisions of their lives and…well, let’s just say that their final choice will leave your jaw on the floor! As Hercules’ past, present and future collide, Pak, Van Lente and Pham set Incredible Hulk on a path so powerful, so controversial that the entire series must be renamed Incredible Hercules as of  issue #113!

"Irresponsible Greek god, incorrigible teen genius, massive levels of wanton destruction, twisty plotting, snappy dialogue, unexpected emotion, and gorgeous art by the inestimable Khoi Pham," smiled Pak. "What’s not to love?"

"We’ve got Herc fighting his way through S.H.I.E.L.D.-occupied territory in the present but are constantly flashing back to Ray Harryhausen-style mythic battles in ancient Greece, all beautifully rendered by Khoi Pham," gushed Van Lente. "That juxtaposition between classic legends and the right-here, right-now is what’s made this series such a joy for me to co-write — and, we hope, that’s why people will love reading it, too."

The book that Wizard called the "best ongoing series of 2007" takes its most dramatic turn yet, as Incredible Hulk #112 sets Hercules & Amadeus Cho on a path from which there is no return! If you thought you knew what to expect from Herc, think again folks-this is the issue that’ll make you a Hercules fan for life!

INCREDIBLE HULK #112 (SEP072201)

Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE

Penciled by KHOI PHAM

Cover by ART ADAMS

Rated A …$2.99

FOC-11/29/07, On-Sale-12/19/07

 

What If Civil War Ended Differently?

The most controversial, most talked about series of 2006 was Civil War, in which the super human community was forever changed-but what if it all turned out differently? That question’s at the heart of the star studded What If? Civil War, exploring two different possible endings to the comic book epic, by writers Ed Brubaker (Captain America, Daredevil), Kevin Grevioux (New Warriors) and Christos Gage (World War Hulk: X-Men). Teamed with artists Mark Djudjevic, Gustavo and Harvey Talibao, this What If is a can’t-miss for Civil War fans-and it’s wrapped up in two covers, one by Marc Silvestri and a wraparound by Djurdjevic! And if those two covers didn’t have your jaws on the floor, wait till you see the special Djurdjevic sketch variant, showcasing the acclaimed artist’s cover work like you’ve never seen before!

 

Framed by Eisner-winning author Brubaker and acclaimed artist Djurdjevic, two stories take you on unforgettable paths through the possibilities of Civil War. In the first story, by Grevioux and Gustavo, Captain America unites all the heroes against Registration while Henry Gyrich takes the Registration Act into his own hands-with terrifying results! The second story, by Gage and Talibao, explores the consequences of Iron Man losing the war and how it affects the entire Marvel Universe! Democracy is put to the test-and through its paces-in this timely political tale.

 

"What If? Civil War continues to explore the political issues the original series tackled," explained Editor Justin F Gabrie. "Both of the stories within are meant to go in completely separate directions, hopefully in ways you wouldn’t expect."

 

We’ve all seen what happened to the Marvel Universe in the wake of Captain America ‘s death-but could that tragedy have been avoided? Could there be a happy ending to the event that tore apart the Marvel Universe? Only one comic has the answers and it’s called What If? Civil War, the extra-sized issue that fulfills your Civil War withdrawal!

 

WHAT IF? CIVIL WAR SILVESTRI COVER (OCT072129)

WHAT IF? CIVIL WAR DJURDJEVIC WRAPAROUND COVER (OCT072130)

WHAT IF? CIVIL WAR DJURDJEVIC WRAPAROUND SKETCH VARIANT COVER (OCT078048)

Written by ED BRUBAKER, KEVIN GREVIOUX & CHRISTOS GAGE

Penciled by MARKO DJURDJEVIC, GUSTAVO & HARVEY TOLIBAO

Cover by MARC SILVESTRI

Wraparound Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC-11/29/07, On-Sale-12/19/07

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