Marvel Comics 12.12.07 | Ultimate Iron Man returns

ultironman-header.jpgAward-winning sci-fi writer Orson Scott Card returns with his take on billionaire industrialist Tony Stark in Ultimate Iron Man II #1. Plus, just because it’s a light week, preview art-wise, check out a few upcoming covers from Thor.


Orson Scott Card Returns For Ultimate Iron Man II!


The untold origin of Ultimate Marvel’s most eccentric billionaire playboy continues in Ultimate Iron Man II #1! International best-selling author Orson Scott Card returns to Ultimate Universe to reveal how Tony Stark developed his taste for wine, women, and war machines. Card is joined by fan-favorite artist Pasqual Ferry (Ultimate Fantastic Four) and special guest cover artist Gabriele Dell’Otto!


When last we saw him, young Tony Stark was nearly blown to bits by his initial Iron Man trial run.  How much of him survived — and where does the young genius go from here?   Three words: Ultimate War Machine!  Plus, Tony fights to exonerate his father from a murder rap, and reveals his ultimate plan for the perfect fighting machine to Jim Rhodes.  If you were shocked by the first series, you ain’t seen nothing yet!


"Tony is still on that path to becoming a hero," said series editor Bill Rosemann. "He took the first steps in the first mini, but the road to glory is a long and painful journey. From James Rhodes to Howard Stark to Obadiah Stane, both longtime and new Shell-Head fans will find many intriguing characters impacting the still-developing hero that one day will lead the Ultimates."


With a clandestine group targeting the young hero and Tony forced to battle his own demons, how can he possibly survive these torturous times in his life? And when he does, who will pay the price for Iron Man’s existence? One thing’s for sure-you can’t miss Ultimate Iron Man II #1, written by World Fantasy Award, two-time Nebula Award and Four-time Hugo Award-winning author Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game) and featuring jaw dropping interiors by Pasqual Ferry!


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ULTIMATE IRON MAN II #1 (of 4) (OCT072070)


Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY


Rated A …$2.99

FOC – 11/20/07, On-Sale – 12/12/2007

Lightning Strikes A Fourth Time for Thor!
Marvel is proud to announce that Thor #4 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may be available at the retail level). This is the Odinson’s fourth consecutive sell-out since JMS and Oliver Coipel re-launched the series in July.  Due to the overwhelming demand for the issue, Marvel is going back to press with Thor #4 Second Printing Variant, featuring Oliver Coipel’s interior page of Volstagg, Fandral and Hogun — The Warrior’s Three — as the cover! 

"Thor #4 uses Thor’s human half to tackle a real world crisis as only comic books are capable… it succeeds quite well in blending fictional gods with very real conflicts," says Jesse Schedeen of

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Thor #4 Second Printing Variant and all future issues of the series, as the first four issues have sold-out.

Also, be sure not to miss Thor #5!  With Heimdall’s help, Thor quickens his pace, and continues to search far and wide for his Asgardian brethren.  But will he be prepared for who he finds next! Where there is Thor, there must also be… Sif!?

Pencils & Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC-11/29/07, On-Sale-12/19/07

THOR #5 (SEP072230)
Pencils & 50/50 Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
Variant 50/50 Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC-12/6/07, On-Sale-12/28/07

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