Marvel Comics 12.25.09 – 01.20.10 | A Merry Marvel Christmas, and Avengers Vs. Atlas

mdcuholidayspecial_header.jpgCelebrate the holidays in style with a special Christmas story penned by Stan "The Man" himself  in the 2009 Marvel Digital Holiday Special, then kick off the new year in style with Avengers Vs. Atlas #1.

Stan Lee Kicks Off The 2009 Marvel Digital Holiday Special!


‘Tis the season to celebrate! And what better way to do so than with the 2009 Marvel Digital Holiday Special – an exclusive, four-part comic available only at Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited (www.marvel.com/digitalcomics). The legendary Marvel founding father Stan "The Man" Lee makes his Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited exclusive debut, penning a special Fantastic Four tale with art by Nick Dragotta that could only be called Marvel Digital Holiday Special: Rock of Ages. Check out a free preview right HERE!

The Thing teaches the rest of Marvel’s First Family all about Chanukah, and in turn, they impart some lessons of their own on some would-be street toughs. All this plus an art cameo by Lee’s FF co-creator Jack Kirby in a one-of-a-kind story that should not be missed!
 
A four-part extravaganza, the 2009 Marvel Digital Holiday Special rolls on next week as December 16 brings Deadpool to the North Pole in Merry Freakin’ Christmas; December 23  features the X-Men in X-Mas; and finally the Marvel Divas turn up the Holiday Heat on December 29!
 
Subscribers, read it now at: http://marvel.com/digitalcomics/titles/marvel_digital_holiday_special.2008.2
 
Come light the candles, trim the tree and enjoy this joyous time of year with the 2009 MARVEL DIGITAL HOLIDAY SPECIAL only on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited! Not a member? Join now: http://marvel.com/digitalcomics/hq

The Avengers & Atlas Assemble With A Star Studded Cast of Creators!

 

Marvel is pleased to reveal the star studded creative teams behind the all-new back up stories in Avengers Vs. Atlas! As the original Avengers face off against the venerable forces of Atlas in the can’t miss main feature by Jeff Parker and Gabriel Hardman, some of the industry’s most acclaimed creators team up for backup stories spotlighting the most popular members of Atlas, laying the foundation for the future of Marvel’s most enigmatic heroes!

In Avengers Vs. Atlas #1, Parker and artist Takeshi Miyazawa take a dive with Namora! Meanwhile, PVP’s Scott Kurtz and fan favorite Zach Howard delve deeper into the mysteries behind Jimmy Woo in Avengers Vs. Atlas #2! Then, Venus takes center stage in Avengers Vs. Atlas #3 as the acclaimed creative team of Paul Cornell and Leonard Kirk reunite! Finally, red-hot writer Jason Aaron and former Atlas penciller Carlo Pagulayan team up for a story of Gorilla Man in the final thrilling issue!

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Avengers Vs. Atlas, as the work of Jeff Parker and Gabriel Hardman continues to draw rave reviews! Plus, download an exclusive Mighty Marvel Podcast with Jeff Parker right here: http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.10732

 

AVENGERS VS. ATLAS #1 (of 4) (NOV090480)

AVENGERS VS. ATLAS #1 (of 4) HARDMAN VARIANT (NOV090481)

Written by JEFF PARKER

Penciled by GABRIEL HARDMAN

Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

Variant Cover by GABRIEL HARDMAN

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

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Fall Of The Hulks Alpha Sells Out & Will Return On Dec 30th 2009

 

Marvel is pleased to announce Fall Of The Hulks Alpha has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with a red (and green) hot NYEE variant cover made available on December 30th, Marvel’s New Year’s Eve Eve Party! Fan-favorite creators Jeff Parker and Paul Pelletier orchestrate the downfall of Marvel’s strongest group of heroes and villains, The Hulks! Fall Of The Hulks Alpha kicks off the biggest Hulk Event yet in the Marvel U and reveals the origins of some of Marvel’s most maniacal villains!

"…Parker and Pelletier make a fine team…" – Jesse Schedeen, IGN.com

"Fun story, classic art, well worth a pick-up." – Alex Zalben, PopCultureShock.com

What role do M.O.D.O.K., The Leader, The Mad Thinker, Egghead, Red Ghost, and Doctor Doom play in the downfall of the Red and Green Goliaths? Will intelligence best brute strength? Fall Of The Hulks Alpha has the answers! The Fall Of The Hulks Alpha NYEE Variant, available on December 30th, is your last chance to get in on the beginning of the most earth-shattering Hulk story ever!

Retailers should also keep an eye out for Hulk #19 and Incredible Hulk #606 in January for the next exciting chapters of FALL OF THE HULKS!

FALL OF THE HULKS ALPHA NYEE MCGUINNESS VARIANT (OCT090517)

Written by JEFF PARKER

Pencils by PAUL PELLETIER

Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

Rated T+ …$3.99

On-Sale – 12/30/2009

 

HULK #19 (NOV090469)

HULK #19 DJURDJEVIC VARIANT (NOV090470)

Written by JEPH LOEB

Pencils & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC-12/24/09, On-Sale-1/20/10

 

INCREDIBLE HULK #606 (NOV090471)

Written by GREG PAK

Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER

Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

Rated A …$3.99

FOC-12/24/09, On-Sale-1/20/10

 

FALL OF THE HULKS: RED HULK #1 (of 4) (NOV090472)

Written by JEFF PARKER

Penciled by CARLOS RODRIGUES

Cover by ED MCGUINNESS & CHRIS SOTOMAYOR

Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC-1/7/10, On-Sale-1/27/10

 

Siege Begins With A Sell Out & New Printing!

 

The biggest comic book event of the event began in Siege: The Cabal and Marvel is pleased to announce it will return with a new printing following a quick sell out at Diamond (though copies may be available at the retail level)! Siege: The Cabal Second Printing Variant, from the red-hot creative team of Siege mastermind Brian Michael Bendis and acclaimed artist Michael Lark, presents the battle you demanded-Norman Osborn versus Doctor Doom! As two of the most powerful villains in the Marvel Universe come to blows, what does this mean for the future of every hero? Siege: The Cabal Second Printing Variant features the stunning interior of art of Lark on the cover and arrives in stores the same day as Siege #1!

"Overall Siege: The Cabal sets the stage for the main event quite well. Bendis’ story left me with just the right amount of questions while still providing an enjoyable one-shot story."-Tim Lenaghan, IGN.Com

 "It’s a good way to kick things off"-Chad Nevett, ComicBookResources.Com

"Lark and Gaudiano do an excellent job bringing a high level of realism to the proceedings without losing the element of the fantastic that is necessary."-Paul Brian McCoy, ComicsBulletin.Com

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on all Siege tie-ins as the series continues to draw buzz and generate immediate sell outs! The Marvel Universe is about to change forever and it begins in Siege: The Cabal Second Printing Variant!

SIEGE: THE CABAL SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (OCT098175)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by MICHAEL LARK

Cover by MICHAEL LARK

Rated T+ …$3.99

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

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

 

Iron Man’s World Gets Rocked By The Sold Out Stark: Disassembled

Marvel is proud to announce that Invincible Iron Man #21,  the second chapter of the red-hot "Stark Disassembled" line has sold out at Diamond (though copies may be available at the retail level), continuing a successful year for the Eisner Award-winning Invincible Iron Man! The blockbuster creative team of Matt Fraction (Uncanny X-Men) and Salvador Larroca reunite Tony Stark’s closest friends and lovers to help bring him back to life…but does he want to come back? And what do his enemies have planned to ensure his demise? Please note that Invincible Iron Man #20 is still in stock for fans and retailers looking to experience one of the most acclaimed stories this year!

"In addition to living up to the promise of its cover, this issue continues to offer what may replace ‘Demon in a Bottle’ as the definitive take on the character of Tony Stark."– Tim Lenaghan, IGN.com:

"Fraction’s Tony Stark has been one of the most well-defined portrayals of the character ever…Maybe the best version of Iron Man ever.  Larroca and D’Armata really are at their best with the mechanical aspects of this series." – Timothy Callahan, ComicBookResources.com

"If you haven’t given this a try yet, you really should…Highly Recommended!" – Adam Chapman, Comixtreme.com

"Fraction continues with his excellent characterization of Tony Stark." – Gamerscircle.net

"Invincible Iron Man has provided a high-quality, 12-issue storyline with a consistent art team in the space of just 10 months–and that’s definitely something to be proud of." – David Wallace, Comicsbulletin.com

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Invincible Iron Man, as the series continues to draw mainstream media buzz and sell out immediately! As "Stark: Disassembled" rockets towards a stunning conclusion, don’t miss out on the next chapter in Invincible Iron Man #22!

Please note that Marvel currently has no plans to go back to press on Invincible Iron Man #21.

 

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #22 (NOV090474)

Written by MATT FRACTION

Art & 50/50 Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

50/50 Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

Rated A …$2.99

On-Sale-1/13/10

 

 

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