Marvel Comics 12.23.09 | Fall of the Hulks: Gamma

fallofthehulksgamma-header.jpgAn art-packed set of previews this week, including 6 pages of savage John Romita, Jr., art from Fall of the Hulks: Gamma, a ton of teasers for this winter’s Siege crossover, and a heaping helping of 2nd printing variant covers.

 

 

Fall of the Hulks Goes Gamma And Smashes Your World To Pieces!

From Eisner Award-winning, Emmy Award-winning, New York Times best-selling scribe Jeph Loeb and legendary artist John Romita Jr, the man behind World War Hulk, comes one of the most important chapters in the Hulk mythos! Fall of The Hulks Gamma brings Marvel’s finest together to mourn a hero-but just who’s dead? And why are they murdered in the opening pages of this landmark special?  It’s been building since World War Hulk and it’s bigger than any Hulk story you’ve ever imagined! Who is the Red Hulk? Who is Red She-Hulk? What’s the fate of Bruce Banner? The answers begin here!

This is the issue that changes everything-and you can’t miss the shocking ending as an unholy union may spell the end of the Marvel Universe as it ignites the most incredible of wars! And if that wasn’t enough, just which long thought dead characters-yeah, plural-are back? Loeb and Romita Jr rock, smash and rearrange your world in Fall of The Hulks Gamma!
 
Retailers, please note that this issue features a Santa Variant, by superstar artist Ed McGuinness, for which ordering instructions are available in this week’s Marvel Mailer.

FALL OF THE HULKS GAMMA (OCT090516)
FALL OF THE HULKS GAMMA ROMITA JR VARIANT (OCT090518)
FALL OF THE HULKS GAMMA MCGUINNESS SANTA VARIANT (SEP098263)
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils by JOHN ROMITA JR.

Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Santa Variant by ED MCGUINNESS
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC-12/3/09, On-Sale-12/23/09

The Stronger They Are…

 

Everything changes in FALL OF THE HULKS

 

What Price Victory?

SIEGE: THE CABAL [Prologue to Siege] (OCT090467)

SIEGE: THE CABAL DAVIS VARIANT (SEP098227)

SIEGE: THE CABAL FINCH SKETCH VARIANT (SEP098228)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by MICHAEL LARK

Cover by DAVID FINCH

Variant Cover by ALAN DAVIS

Sketch Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH

Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC-11/12/09, On-Sale-12/2/09

SIEGE #1 (of 4) (NOV090419)

SIEGE #1 (of 4) DELL’OTTO VARIANT (NOV090420)

SIEGE #1 (of 4) QUESADA VARIANT (NOV090421)

SIEGE #1 (of 4) COIPEL SKETCH VARIANT (NOV090422)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils & Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

Variant Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

Variant Cover by JOE QUESADA

Sketch Variant by OLIVIER COIPEL

Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC-12/10/09, On-Sale-1/6/10

 

Dark Reign: The List – Wolverine Sells Out & Returns With New Printing

Marvel is pleased to announce that Dark Reign: The List – Wolverine has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with Dark Reign: The List – Wolverine Second Printing Variant! Superstar writer Jason Aaron and red hot artist Esad Ribic bring readers a triple threat team-up when heroes Wolverine, Fantomex, and Marvel Boy encounter the all-new Weapon XVI in the super-soldier producing World facility! Fighting mindless super-soldiers is one thing, but getting along for these three heroes is another matter entirely! Dark Reign: The List – Wolverine Second Printing Variant features the art of Mike Choi on an all new cover!

Dark Reign: The List – Wolverine has the critics raving!

"Jason Aaron’s finest Wolverine adventure to date…" – Jesse Schedeen, IGN.com

"While most know Ribic from his painted covers for Marvel, his interior work is extremely strong and just gorgeous. It communicates the fun and energy of the story, while adding to those elements considerably." – Chad Nevett, ComicBookResources.com

"This comic is brilliant, funny, violent, and just about the most fun I’ve had reading a comic in months." – Paul Brian McCoy, ComicsBulletin.com

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Dark Reign: The List as all issues in the series continue to sell out and draw mainstream media attention! It’s up to Wolverine and his vicious allies to take down a small army of super-soldier zombies before Norman Osborn can unlock the secrets of The World in Dark Reign: The List – Wolverine Second Printing Variant!

DARK REIGN: THE LIST– WOLVERINE SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (SEP098110)

Written by JASON AARON

Pencils by ESAD RIBIC

Cover by MIKE CHOI

Parental Advisory …$3.99

FOC – 11/12/09, On Sale – 12/02/09

Can Captain America And Thor Save Iron Man In Stark: Disassembled?

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #21 (OCT090511)

Written by MATT FRACTION

Art and 50/50 Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

50/50 Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

Rated A…$2.99

On-Sale-12/9/09

The Marvelous Land of Oz #1 Sells Out and Returns with A New Printing!

Marvel is thrilled to announce that The Marvelous Land of Oz #1 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and due to overwhelming demand will return with The Marvelous Land of Oz #1 Second Printing Variant!  The New York Times best-selling creative team of Eric Shanower and Skottie Young return to Oz for their hotly anticipated sequel! Young Tip’s practical joke causes the evil witch Mombi to cook up a sinister scheme of her own!  What is she planning on doing to the boy that will ensure he stays "within her care" forever? The Marvelous Land of Oz #1 Second Printing Variant features a brand new cover by Young!

Critics and fans are raving about The Marvelous Land of Oz:

"Maybe the best ever comic book adaptation of a novel!…The best writer/artist adaptation team in the comics biz …By keeping the splendor and spectacle, cutting out the fluff (but keeping the flavor), and by giving the whole series the look of a whimsical storybook come to life, Shanower and Young made Baum’s classic seem fresh and new. – Timothy Callahan, ComicBookResources.com

"It’s an amazing packaging. You have great writing, great art, great colors…and it all captures the beauty and essence of Oz. If you read the previous series, there’s no question whether or not you should pick up The Marvelous Land of Oz.  It’s going to be a good time for everyone." – Tony Guerrero, Comicvine.com

"Marvelous carries on the excellent standard set by Wonderful.  Marvelous Wizard of Oz is easily one of the most charming, visually stunning works in the industry. Readers of all ages and tastes should once again feel free enter the world of L. Frank Baum." – Richard George, IGN.com

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on The Marvelous Land of Oz, as the series continues to generate immense critical acclaim.  Who is Tip’s newest friend and where do they intend on going?  Catch all the fantastic adventures in The Marvelous Land of Oz #1 Second Printing Variant!

Plus, be sure to pick up a copy of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz HC, collecting all eight issues of the first brilliant chapter of this beloved adaptation, ON SALE NOW!

THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #1 (of 8) SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (SEP098244)

Written by ERIC SHANOWER

Pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG

All Ages …$3.99

FOC-11/19/09, On-Sale-12/9/09

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ HC (JUL090457)

Written by ERIC SHANOWER

Penciled & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG

All Ages …$29.99

ON SALE NOW

The Rise of The Mutants Begins In X-Necrosha With Two Sell Outs!

Marvel is thrilled to announce that the first two X-Necrosha tie-ins, X- Necrosha and New Mutants #6, have sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with X-Necrosha Second Printing Variant and New Mutants #6 Second Printing Variant! Go out and grab your copies now because this monumental epic will leave no X-Men team unscathed!

                                                                                                                   

The Black Queen plans to use the X-Men as a stepping stone to reach immortality in X- Necrosha Second Printing Variant!  A story this big can only be handled by a team of stars like Christopher Yost, Craig Kyle, Zeb Wells , Mike Carey, as well as stunning artist Clayton Crain!  The X-Men are the only ones capable of stopping Selene from claming the unimaginable power of a deity!  But between them and her are swarms of undead mutants!  An army of the walking dead, immortality within a Black Queen’s grasp, this is the Rise of the Mutants!

In New Mutants #6 Second Printing Variant the Black Queen Selene brings the fight right to the New Mutants’ doorstep!  The fan favorite team of Zeb Wells and artist Diogenes Neves present this thrilling landmark issue that kicks off this dark and twisted crossover!  The dead are resurrected and nightmares are brought to life as Selene sets in motion her plan for ultimate revenge!

Critics and fans are raving about this epic event:

"X Necrosha is an entertaining start to the latest X-Men crossover.  It’s hard to imagine Crain being more in his element as an artist than a story involving zombies and wide-scale bloodshed." – Jesse Schedeen, IGN.com

  

"New Mutants #6 has, easily, Zeb Wells ‘ strongest script on the series to date… Wells has definitely got the talent and imagination." – Greg McElhatton, ComicBookResources.com

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on all X-Necrosha tie-ins – such as X-Force, New Mutants, and X-Men Legacy – due to the overwhelming demand and critical acclaim.  Which mutants are given bone-jarring resurrections to be used as Selene’s instruments of revenge?  This must see even is going to shake the mutant world to the core and remember X fans, this is just the beginning! 

No fan can afford to miss any chapter of X-Necrosha, and we have them in order for you right here:

X-NECROSHA SECOND PRINTING VARIANT

Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST, ZEB WELLS, and MIKE CAREY

Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Parental Advisory …$3.99

FOC-11/26/09, On-Sale-12/16/09

NEW MUTANTS #6 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT

Written by ZEB WELLS

Pencils & Cover by DIOGENES NEVES

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC-11/26/09, On-Sale-12/16/09

X-FORCE #21 (SEP090471)

X-FORCE #21 CRAIN VARIANT (SEP090472)

Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST

Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Parental Advisory …$2.99

FOC – 10/22/09, On Sale – 11/11/09

NEW MUTANTS #7 (SEP090473)

Written by ZEB WELLS

Penciled by DIOGENES NEVES

Cover by ADAM KUBERT

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC – 10/29/09, On Sale – 11/18/09

X-FORCE #22 (OCT090566)

X-FORCE #22 CRAIN VARIANT (OCT090567)

Written by CRAIG KYLE, CHRISTOPHER YOST & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Parental Advisory …$3.99

FOC – 11/23/09, On Sale – 12/16/09

NEW MUTANTS #8 (OCT090568)

Written by ZEB WELLS

Penciled by DIOGENES NEVES

Cover by ADAM KUBERT

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC – 12/3/09, On Sale – 12/23/09

X-NECROSHA: THE GATHERING (OCT090569)

Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST

Art by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY, LEONARDO MANCO,

IBRAIM ROBERSON, MATEUS SANTOLOUCO & MORE

Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Parental Advisory …$3.99

FOC – 11/12/09, On Sale – 12/2/09

X-MEN LEGACY #231 (OCT090565)

Written by MIKE CAREY

Pencils by CLAY MANN

Cover by ADI GRANOV

Rated A …$2.99

FOC – 12/3/09, On Sale – 12/23/09

X-FORCE #23 (NOV090505)

X-FORCE #23 CRAIN VARIANT

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST

& CRAIG KYLE

Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Parental Advisory …$2.99

FOC – 12/28/09, On Sale – 1/20/10

X-MEN LEGACY #232 (NOV090507)

Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by CLAY MANN

Cover by ADI GRANOV

Rated A …$2.99

FOC – 12/28/09, On Sale – 1/20/10

The First Issue Of Deadpool Team-Up Sells Out & Returns With A New Printing

Marvel is pleased to announce that the very first issue of the brand new Deadpool Team-Up has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with Deadpool Team-Up #899 Second Printing Variant!  In the premiere issue of this new ongoing series, New York Times best-selling author Fred Van Lente and rising star artist Dalibor Talajic weave a thrilling tale involving two of the Marvel U’s deadliest and most disorderly heroes–  Deadpool and Hercules! Nightmare and Arcade are on the scene to spoil the party, but can Deadpool and Hercules get it together enough to stop this threat?  It’s non stop action for this dynamic duo that no fan can afford to miss!  This second printing features the interior artwork of Talajic on the cover!

Deadpool Team-Up has critics and fans raving:

"This individual story is pretty much everything I could’ve wanted in a Deadpool spin-off…a very good first issue and I can’t wait to read more." – Scott A. Williams, Comixtreme.com

"I ended up really loving this…dig in and enjoy." – Patrick S., CoreBurner.Net

"Fred Van Lente was practically born to write Wade Wilson’s adventures.  The first installment is a winner." – Jesse Schedeen, IGN.com

"Buy it." – Kirk Warren , Weeklycrisis.com

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Deadpool Team-Up, as the series continues to generate critical acclaim from all corners. You can’t miss Deadpool Team-Up #899 Second Printing Variant

DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #899 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (SEP090468)

Written by Fred van Lente

Pencils & Cover by Dalibor Talajic

Parental Advisory …$2.99

FOC – 12/3/09, On Sale – 12/23/09

Psylocke #1 Sells Out & Returns With New Printing

Marvel is pleased to announce that Psylocke #1 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at the retail level) and will return with Psylocke #1 Second Pritning Variant! The superstar team of writer Christopher Yost (X-Force) and artist Harvey Tolibao present Psylocke on the path to vengeance! After the defeat of Madelyne Pryor and her minions, Psylocke heads to Japan to return her body to its final resting place– twice as many bodies ain’t always twice as good! But the evil assassin Matsu’o and the Hand ninja clan have other plans for her! Psylocke #1 Second Pritning Variant features the interior art of Tolibao on a new wraparound cover!

"Yost has written an entertaining and fast-moving story that kept me interested for all 22 pages, and Harvey Tolibao’s art is nicely slick and interesting…" – Jason Sacks, ComicsBulletin.com

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Psylocke as the series continues to sell out and generate buzz! Is Psylocke skilled enough to take down Matsu’o?  Find out in Psylocke #1 Second Printing Variant!

PSYLOCKE #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (OCT098024)

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST

Penciled by HARVEY TOLIBAO

Cover by DAVID FINCH

Parental Advisory …$3.99

FOC – 12/03/09, On-Sale – 12/23/09

Celebrate Lady Deadpool’s First Appearance With Unprecedented Same-Day Second Printing!

Marvel is proud to announce that due to consistently overwhelming demand from retailers for Deadpool and Deadpoool: Merc With a Mouth, resulting in immediate sell outs of every issue from each series all year long, the hotly anticipated extra-sized Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth #7 will hit stores alongside Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth #7 Second Printing Variant! Featuring an all-new cover by the legendary Rob Liefeld on the second printing, this issue marks the debut of Lady Deadpool, courtesy of series writer Victor Gischler along with red hot artists Rob Liefeld, Kyle Baker, Bong Dazo and Das Pastoras! In order to meet the expected sell out for the first printing of Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth #7, Marvel is offering an unprecedented second printing on the same day to meet retailer and fan demand.

Retailers, please check the Marvel Mailer for complete Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth #7 Second Printing Variant ordering details so that you’re fully stocked up on the biggest Deadpool event since his first appearance!

DEADPOOL: MERC WITH A MOUTH #7 (NOV090511)

Written by VICTOR GISCHLER

Penciled by ROB LIEFELD, KYLE BAKER, DAS PASTORAS & BONG DAZO.

Wraparound Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM

Parental Advisory …$3.99

FOC-12/28/09, On-Sale-1/20/10

DEADPOOL: MERC WITH A MOUTH #7 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (OCT098010)

Written by VICTOR GISCHLER

Penciled by ROB LIEFELD, KYLE BAKER, DAS PASTORAS & BONG DAZO.

Cover by ROB LIEFELD

Parental Advisory …$3.99

FOC-12/28/09, On-Sale-1/20/10

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