Marvel Comics 6.13 | Marvel hits the high seas

treasureislandAhoy, mateys! It's a sea-faring good time, as the House of Ideas adapts Robert Louis Stevenson's classic to comics with Marvel Illustrated: Treasure Island #1 (we have a 9-page preview!), then the lord of Atlantis returns to monthly comics with Sub-Mariner #1. Meanwhile on dry land, Cable & Deadpool #41 finds the terrible twosome in a whole heap of X-related trouble, "everything changes" (as they say) in New Avengers #31, and ol' Buckethead battles the Thunderbolts in Nova #3.

 

 

The Pirates Plunder Marvel Illustrated in Treasure Island !

 

The Marvel Illustrated tradition of exquisitely rendered, nuanced adaptations of classic literature continues with Marvel Illustrated: Treasure Island #1 (of 6), arriving in stores this June. Featuring Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of buried treasure and high-adventure on the great seas, as adapted by Roy Thomas and illustrated by Mario Gully, Treasure Island follows Jim Hawkins, sole protector of the fortune hidden with his father by pirate Billy Bones. The young Hawkins must now protect the treasure from the scurvy scoundrels in Bones' crew who've decided that it's time to get rich! You can't miss Marvel's adaptation of the novel that first taught us X marks the spot, that treasure is buried on tropical islands and showed us why we need talking parrots on our shoulders!

 

The critics continue to rave about the Marvel Illustrated line, applauding the high caliber of the adaptations-Jungle Book and The Last Of The Mohicans-thus far. "I recommend it without reservation," said Dan Head of PaperbackReader.Com of the Marvel Illustrated line. "It's a hell of a value in today's market."

 

Adam McGovern of ComicCritique.Com called the early Marvel Illustrated releases, "some of the most immersively beautiful comic art you'll ever see."

 

Blake M Petit of Comixtreme.Com concurred, calling Marvel Illustrated's releases, "truly beautiful."

 

This June, there's only one place to find the most memorable pirate action around-Marvel Illustrated: Treasure Island #1! It'll shiver your timbers and lead you straight to adventure!

 

 

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: TREASURE ISLAND #1 (of 6) (APR072276)

Adaptation by ROY THOMAS (BASED ON THE NOVEL BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON)

Penciled by MARIO GULLY

Cover by GREG HILDEBRANDT

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC-5/24/07, On Sale -6/13/07

Sub-Mariner Resurfaces From Civil War With A Vengeance

 

Terrorists have attacked the American mid-west and the fingers point to…Atlantis? Namor the Sub-Mariner is lord of Atlantis, so is he the man behind these attacks or is it the actions of a sleeper cell within his own nation? Those questions and more will be answered this June in Marvel's brand new Sub-Mariner #1 (of 6) limited series, written by Matt Cherniss & Peter Johnson (Powerless), with art by Phil Briones (White Tiger). This is Namor like you've never seen him before, fighting SHIELD-and Iron Man-to make sure those responsible pay in full!

 

Marvel urges retailers to check their order on Sub-Mariner #1 which not only features one of Marvel's most enduring heroes, but also ties into the wildly popular Initiative storyline and comes directly out of Namor's pivotal appearances in the mega-hit Civil War. Now Namor must defend himself from both those who seek his crown and those who seek to control him. It's the world against Namor-and the world better watch out!

 

Also, don't miss out on your chance to own the new poster (on-sale now) featuring superstar artist Michael Turner's stunning cover to Sub-Mariner #1!

 

 

SUB-MARINER #1 (of 6) (APR072332)

Written by MATT CHERNISS & PETER JOHNSON

Penciled by PHIL BRIONES

Cover by MICHAEL TURNER

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC-5/24/07, On Sale -6/13/07

 

SUB-MARINER POSTER – Art by MICHAEL TURNER (MAR072162)

24X36 Color Poster…$6.99

On-Sale NOW!

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Cable & Deadpool Join The X-Men In The Race To Issue #200

 

This summer, after the events of the unforgettable X-Men #200, mutants in the Marvel Universe will become an "Endangered Species," but what role do the time traveler Cable and the "merc with a mouth" Deadpool play in this crucial moment in mutant history? The surprising answers arrive in Cable & Deadpool #41 & 42, hitting stores this June, featuring the X-Men and showing the events leading up to X-Men #200 from Cable's unique perspective. Just how have these events changed him? And what happens when Cable comes face to face with Deadpool once more? It's a story so big that we need two issues in June to tell it all!

 

That means you get double the dose of the comic that ComixFan's Alan Bergin described as a series in which, "you can pick it up knowing that you're going to have a good time."

 

Like the early tie-ins to such recent mega-hits such as Civil War and World War Hulk, Cable & Deadpool #41 & 42 are going to be hot-don't miss out on the issues that will redefine this series and provide the lead-in to the huge X-Men #200! With direct ties to this special anniversary issue, and new light shed on the recent major events in X-Men, Cable & Deadpool #41 & 42 are must-reads for X-fans!

 

CABLE & DEADPOOL #41 (APR072335) and #42 (APR072336)

Written by Fabian Nicieza

Penciled by Reilly Brown

Cover by Skott Young

32 PGS. (each)/Rated T+ …$2.99(each)

FOC-5/24/07 & 6/07/07, On Sale -06/13/07 & 6/27/07

 

New Avengers #31 Changes Everything!

 

Everything has been leading up to one revelation that will rock the Marvel Universe at its very core. There are no coincidences. There are no heroes who won't be affected. There is no escape. When you've finished reading New Avengers #31, you'll realize why this is the one issue you just can't miss. The superstar creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Leinil Francis Yu have been thrilling critics and fans alike with their new direction for New Avengers, but you never saw the last page of this issue coming!

 

If that weren't enough, Marvel is also revealing the secrets of the Mighty Avengers in Mighty Avengers: Most Wanted Files, putting the spotlight on the newest Avengers from Ares to Ms Marvel, and shedding new light on your favorite villains! Fans new and old will discover something exciting about their favorite characters in this special look at Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

 

Marvel also urges retailers to check their orders New Avengers #31, which lays the foundation for Marvel's new direction and 2008's Marvel Universe epic. This is where it all ends…and where it all begins!

 

NEW AVENGERS #31 (APR072322)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils and Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC-05/24/07, On Sale -6/13/07

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MIGHTY AVENGERS: MOST WANTED FILES (APR072291)

Written by SEAN MCQUAID, JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, ANTHONY FLAMINI, MICHAEL HOSKIN, MARK O'ENGLISH, STUART VANDAL,

RONALD BYRD, MADISON CARTER & CHAD ANDERSON

Cover by AARON LOPRESTI

Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC-05/24/07, On Sale -6/13/07

  

Nova Vs The Thunderbolts In Nova #3!

 

Since returning to Earth, the intergalactic lawman known as Nova has been confronted with the post-Civil War Marvel Universe, parents who no longer recognize their son and the not-so-subtle recruiting efforts from Iron Man himself. However, in Nova #3, a tie-in to the mega popular The Initiative storyline, Richard Rider must confront a larger issue-the government sponsored Thunderbolts, a collection of some of the world's most dangerous villains…including Nova's former teammate Speedball (now known as Penance)!

 

"Writers Dan Abnett and Andy Landing are expertly raising the stakes with each issue," said editor Bill Rosemann. "The first issue ended with Iron Man promising to investigate Rich's return to Earth. Issue #2 ended with the unexpected arrival of the Thunderbolts and Rich's former pal Penance. So how will they end issue #3? By leading readers right into the madness that is Annihilation: Conquest!"

 

It's the Initiative, the Thunderbolts and a clash between former New Warriors teammates-what more could you ask for? It's the latest issue of the series that has sold out back-to-back as readership rises and has Newsarama.com's Lucas Siegel saying, "I can't wait for #3" and Comixtreme.com's Adam Chapman exclaiming, "Can't wait to see what happens next issue." The Human Rocket is back on Earth, but if the Thunderbolts have their way, he'll be buried in it!

 

NOVA #3 (APR072324)

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING

Penciled by SEAN CHEN

Cover by ADI GRANOV

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC-5/24/07, On Sale -6/13/07

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