Marvel Comics 5.9 | New X-Men search for Magik, and more

nxhThe Quest for Magik kicks off in New X-Men #38, Nova returns from space and runs afoul of Iron Man in Nova #2, the walking dead take over in Marvel Zombies: Dead Days, and Frank Castle finally goes off his rocker with a fancy new costume in Punisher War Journal #7.

 

 

The Quest for Magik Begins!!

 

Christopher Yost, Craig Kyle and new series artist Skottie Young begin the New X-Men's Quest for Magik.  In issue 38, the New X-Men find that Blindfold's prophetic tale of the dark demon lord Belasco in the previous issue was true.  Belasco wants his former apprentice back.  The problem is, everyone knows that Illyana Rasputin is dead. 

 

Not daunted by his apprentice's apparent death, the demon lord has pulled the Xavier Institute into Limbo.  However, he's not looking for answers from the X-Men. Setting his sights on the young children of Xavier's Academy, Belasco begins his vicious interrogation of the New X-Men. 

 

With their leaders cut off from them and a majority of their team captured, an unlikely group of young allies battle their way through demon infested wastelands.  All hope seems to be lost, but the kids aren't alone in limbo… and things look like they are about to get much, much worse.

 

Quest for Magik running through New X-Men #38-41 features a four-cover splash by the new series artist Skottie Young that combine to reveal a stunning splash of the New X-Men, pitted against the Demon Lord Belasco and his horde of minions.

 

NEW X-MEN #38  (MAR072120)

Story by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST

Pencils and Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC – 4/19, On-Sale – 5/9/2007

 

 

 

Iron Man & Nova Clash Over The Initiative In Nova #2

 

After the cataclysmic conclusion to Annihilation, Nova is the last member of the Nova Corps, sworn to protect the universe as a one man army. With the launch of Nova, fans and critics alike have thrilled to this sole survivor's adventures under the watch of writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning and artist Sean Chen. In May's Nova #2, tying into the Initiative storyline permeating many major Marvel titles, the titular hero will find his return to Earth quite shocking, as he's confronted with the after effects of Civil War and accosted by Iron Man himself! But first Nova has to meet with his former New Warriors teammates, Justice and Penance (formerly Speeball), who played a large part in the start of Civil War itself.

 

What do the critics have to say? "Abnett and Lanning deliver a solid script with some witty moments," said Kelvin Green of SilverBulletComicBooks.Com.

 

Comixtreme's Blake Petit said, "Abnett and Lanning do sci-fi superheroes extremely well, and they're a great fit for this character."

 

"The whole issue was a fantastic read," said Lucas of Newsarama.Com. "I cannot wait until the next issue."

With ties to Civil War and Annihilation, Nova promises to bring big action and big events each issue, as the Marvel universe adjusts to fallout from both events, while also tying into the fan favorite Initiative storyline. If you want cosmic, if you want epic, if you want surprise…then you want Nova!

 

NOVA #2 (MAR072105)

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING

Penciled by SEAN CHEN

Cover by ADI GRANOV

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC- 4/19/07, On Sale- 5/09/07

The World Has Seen Better Days In Marvel Zombies: Dead Days

 

We all know that Marvel Zombies is the hit series featuring the zombie versions of your favorite Marvel heroes. And we all know that it's one of the most popular new properties in years. But do you know why these heroes became zombies? Or what Spider-Man likes to eat after a big battle? Well True Believer, all those answers and more are coming in Marvel Zombies: Dead Days, a special one-shot from the original series creative team of writer Robert Kirkman and artist Sean Phillips. That's 48 pages of zombies, super heroes, zombies, hungry Avengers…and did we mention zombies? Dead Days is a prequel to the hit Marvel Zombies mini-series, which has now reached an unprecedented fourth printing in hardcover form. The latest printing features an homage to Avengers #1 on the cover and won't last long!

 

Featuring a double gatefold cover homage to X-Men #1 (Vol.2) by Arthur Suydam, Marvel Zombie: Dead Days is the perfect treat for a beautiful spring day. After all, who knows when our favorite heroes will turn into brain eating cannibals? Might as well enjoy a story now!

 

 

 

MARVEL ZOMBIES: DEAD DAYS (MAR072097)

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN

Penciled by SEAN PHILLIPS

Gatefold cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM

48 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

FOC- 4/19/07, On Sale- 5/09/07

 

 

MARVEL ZOMBIES HC AVENGERS COVER (FEB078088)

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN

Penciled by SEAN PHILLIPS

New Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM

136 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99

On-Sale – 5/9

 

 

It's Punishment, Not Revenge, In Punisher War Journal #7

 

The Punisher debuts his new Captain America-inspired costume in Punisher War Journal #7 and to mark this historic change, the issue will feature 50/50 covers by Young Guns Reloaded artist Ariel Olivetti: one with Frank's classic look and one showcasing his all-new costume. A new look for the Punisher is just the beginning though, as his battle with Hate Monger may change Frank Castle forever in more ways than you expect!

 

With the death of Captain America, Frank Castle's job as the Punisher isn't just to deal out justice with a flurry of bullets-he's also trying to uphold the beliefs of the fallen hero. That'd be a lot easier if the Hate Monger wasn't rallying his forces to commit horrible atrocities around the nation while wearing a uniform similar to that of Captain America.

 

"Matt Fraction and Ariel Olivetti should stand up and take a bow, because they are working on the best super hero version of the Punisher that has ever been published," said Michael of ForeverGeek.Com.

 

Kevin Powers of SilverBulletComicBooks.com named Punisher War Journal his pick of the week, explaining, "This book proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Matt Fraction is a force to be reckoned with…."

 

Marvel is happy to announce that Punisher War Journal #6 has sold out at Diamond. Please note that copies may be available at the retail level. With a special 50/50 variant cover by "Young Gun" Ariel Olivetti and fallout from Civil War, Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on the next issue of Punisher War Journal, one of the most acclaimed new series of 2007.

 

 

 

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #7 (MAR072107)

Written by MATT FRACTION

Pencils and 50/50 Covers by ARIEL OLIVETTI

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC- 4/19/07, On Sale- 5/09/07

 

 

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply