Written by Jason Green Thursday, 19 July 2007 17:00
Wolverine and his fellow Homo Superior chums take centerstage all over the MU. Night Thrasher leads a mutant-packed crew in New Warriors #3, the "Endangered Species" crossover charges through Uncanny X-Men #489 and X-Factor #22, and its adamantium vs. steel in New Avengers/Transformers #2. All that, plus Punny-vs.-Hatemonger in Punisher War Journal #10 and Ko-Rel becomes the "human rockette" in Nova #5.
Now Recruiting: Join the New Warriors!
Spinning out of the red-hot Initiative storyline, New Warriors #3 continues the adventures of the most rebellious team in the Marvel Universe! Night Thrasher, who survived Nitro's cataclysmic explosion at Stamford , now leads a group of young heroes in a fight against super villains and Tony Stark's Super Human Registration Act. But how did he survive Stamford ? And just who is under that mask? Writer Kevin Grevioux and penciler Paco Medina present the next exciting chapter in the all-new, top-selling series!
Although Sofia Mantega, the ex-New Mutant known as Wind Dancer, refused the first offer of New Warriors membership by Beak, perhaps Jubilee's startling appearance will convince her to reconsider! After nearly dying in Wolverine: Origins, Jubilee hasn't been seen in some time. Where has she been? How did she meet Night Thrasher? With Jubilee on the scene, you know Wolverine can't be far behind...and he wants to find out the truth about these new heroes! As secrets are revealed, the team must consider Tony Stark's amnesty proposal and a police investigation that'll reveal some shocking secrets about the New Warriors!
Critics are raving about the first two issues of this acclaimed series; Kevin Powers of SilverBulletComicBooks.com writes, "This series has a lot of potential, and I love the direction. This is an Initiative series that I recommend."
After two red-hot issues of New Warriors, there's already a lot at stake for Sofia and her potential teammates-and if Tony Stark has his way, they'll all be shut down permanently! Strap yourself in for Tony Stark's next move, the unveiling of more New Warriors members and the special guest star Wolverine! It's all happening in New Warriors #3, bub!
NEW WARRIORS #3 (JUN072176)
Written by KEVIN GREVIOUX
Pencils by PACO MEDINA
Cover by NIC KLEIN
FOC-7/12/07, On Sale -8/1/07
Endangered Species Rocks Uncanny X-Men & X-Factor To Sell Outs!
Marvel is pleased to announce that Uncanny X-Men #488 and X-Factor #21 have both sold out at Diamond (though copies may be available at the retail level), marking the fourth straight sell-out from the red-hot Endangered Species storyline. With mutantkind heading towards extinction, the X-Man known as Beast struggles to reverse this deadly course, seeking out some unexpected allies in the process! This story unfolds weekly in the pages of Uncanny X-Men, New X-Men, X-Factor and X-Men, with each eight page chapter featuring some of Marvel's top talent bringing this gripping tale to life.
"I'm so glad to see people responding to Endangered Species," said editor Nick Lowe. "And what they've seen is only the beginning. Beast is in for some big things in the rest of Endangered Species and fans will be amazed by some of the people showing up in there. Uncanny X-Men is really picking up steam, thanks to the great work of Ed Brubaker and Salvador Larroca. X-Factor is just getting better and better and bigger and bigger just in time for the big event. Cyclops and Beast show up in this arc, so I hope retailers order enough for the voracious appetites of the X-Fans."
As Beast deals with this crisis, the Uncanny X-Men and X-Factor have their hands full with emerging threats that seek to eliminate a few more mutants! In Uncanny X-Men #489, the quest for Magneto continues as both Masque and the X-Men hurtle towards the truth! While the Morlocks continue to commit acts of terrorism, Storm enlists the aid of some "Fantastic" friends to make sure the violence ends!
Meanwhile, X-Factor #22 brings Madrox's agency one of their most unusual cases: protect two young singers...who sing anti-mutant songs! While Siryn and Monet must find a way to deal with this challenge, the Isolationist continues his quest to create a mutant utopia...but at what cost?
In future chapters of Endangered Species, Beast will travels to lands-and dimensions-where few else dare tread...and cross paths with the one enemy who knows him best! Leading into this fall's Messiah Complex, Beast's journey will lead to a shocking new status quo for the X-Men! Don't miss a single chapter!
Please note there are currently no plans to reprint Uncanny X-Men #488 and X-Factor #21.
Follow Endangered Species in these upcoming issues:
NEW X-MEN #40 (MAY072159)
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
Pencils and Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Endangered Species Chapter 4
Rated T+ ...$2.99
X-MEN #201 (MAY072158)
Written by MIKE CAREY
Pencils & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Endangered Species Chapter 5
Rated T+ ...$2.99
UNCANNY X-MEN #489 (JUN072188)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils and Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Endangered Species Chapter 6
Rated T+ ...$2.99
X-FACTOR #22 (JUN072189)
Written by PETER DAVID
Pencils and Cover by PABLO RAIMONDI
Endangered Species Chapter 7
Rated T+ ...$2.99
The Avengers Battle The Autobots!
The pop culture collision of the summer continues in Marvel & IDW Publishing's New Avengers/Transformers #2 (of 4), as the Autobots and Avengers come to blows...with each other? Writer Stuart Moore and artist Tyler Kirkham assemble to bring you this clash of heroes...while Doctor Doom and Megatron lay in wait! But what is the connection between these diabolical villains? Why was Spider-Man taken hostage? Answers come fast and furious, but when the dust settles, there may not be anyone left standing to prevent Armageddon!
"In the debut issue, we built slowly to the big first meeting of these two famous groups, and here's where the readers' patience pays off," said editor Bill Rosemann. "The Avengers--who have been pushed to a violent place due to the Decepticons chicanery--and the Autobots-who have rolled in to squash the rising tempers-run head-on into each other...as blood-and oil-will flow!"
Fans and critics everywhere are lauding New Avengers/Transformers, with Aaron Stueve of BrokenFrontier.Com raving that, "on this book [Marvel & IDW] do a bang up job... The story is at times subtle, at times sharp, and always good."
"This a great book for fans to share with friends and family," added Nick Marino of ComicNewsInternational.Com. "Tyler Kirkham has a great touch for the characters in this story."
Robots In Disguise, Earth's Mightiest Heroes and the most powerful villains either team have ever faced-what else do you need? It's time to assemble and roll out with New Avengers/Transformers #2!
NEW AVENGERS/TRANSFORMERS #2 (of 4) (JUN072175)
Written by STUART MOORE
Penciled by TYLER KIRKHAM
Cover by JASON PEARSON
Rated T+ ...$2.99
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PUNISHER: BLOOD, SAND, AND TEARS
Matt Fraction and Ariel Olivetti's "Blood and Sand" comes to a stunning conclusion, as the Punisher continues to wage war upon the Hate-Monger and his militant army of white-supremacists. In the wake of Captain America's tragic death, Frank donned a new costume to pay homage to the star-spangled-Avenger. After infiltrating Hate-Monger's White Power militia, Frank was beaten within inches of his life. Luckily, the indomitable G.W. Bridge interfered just in time to save Frank from death at the hands of The Hate-Monger. Now, as all the events of "Blood and Sand" come to a head, PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #10 promises an action-packed battle that Punisher fans won't soon forget.
"Fraction and Olivetti are delivering a fast-paced, high octane action book that addresses actual hotbed issues that are going on in America as we speak," says Troy Brownfield of Newsarama.com.
Kevin Powers, of SilverBulletcComicbooks.com, calls Matt Fraction "brilliant" and says Ariel Olivetti's art "continues to shine." Going on to say, Fraction and Olivetti are "capturing a level of action and excitement true to the Punisher."
"Blood and Sand" comes to a close with everybody trying to kill each other! It's Frank vs. Bridge vs. the Hate Monger! With that kind of action, PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #10 is truly a comic you won't want to miss.
PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #10 (JUN072180)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils and Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
Rated T+... $2.99
FOC-7/19/07, On Sale-8/8/07
Nova Rockets Out Of Stores Once More!
Marvel is proud to announce that NOVA #4, written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (ANNIHILATION: NOVA) and drawn by Sean Chen (IRON MAN), has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at the retail level). This sell-out marks the fourth straight time that Nova has rocketed out of stores immediately-and things are only getting more intense! Nova #4's stunning conclusion found Richard Rider, the last remaining member of the Nova Corps, seemingly dead at the hands of Phalanx.
"We can't believe we've sold out 4 issues in a row, that's fantastic. It just goes to show how many loyal fans of the Human Rocket there are out there." said Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. "We hope the twists and surprises are still keeping everyone entertained, and judging from the ending of issue #4 you can bet there are some real shocks on the way as Nova finds himself--or should that be herself ?--involved in Annihilation: Conquest!"
"Four for four? Who would have thunk it?" added editor Bill Rosemann. "Actually, with the amazing Annihilation launching pad, the Initiative tie-in issues, the strong reviews and word of mouth, maybe we should have seen this coming. A tip of the Nova helmet to the amazing work of writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, penciler Sean Chen, inker Scott Hanna, colorist Guru eFX, letterer Cory Petit, cover artist Adi Granov and new team mate artist Brian Denham. Whether you're reading the entire Annihilation: Conquest story or not, we appreciate every reader that's joining the wild ride. On second thought, why aren't you reading the entire Annihilation: Conquest story? Come on, people! It's got knights and gunslingers and raccoons!"
Jesse Shedeen of IGN.com calls Nova #4 a "must read," saying that it's "easily the best issue of the series so far...This same creative team helped cement the original Nova mini-series as Annihilation's best tie-in, and they seemed poised already to do the same with this arc."
With Marvel's break-out hit NOVA continuing to garner support from critics and fans alike (not to mention four straight sell-outs), Marvel is advising retailer's to check their orders for upcoming issues of this hit series. Is Ko-Rel the new Nova...and the galaxy's last hope? And is Richard Rider truly dead? Find out more in Marvel's newest hit series, NOVA!
Please note that Marvel has no plans to go back to press on NOVA #4 at this time.
NOVA #5 (JUN072139)
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by SEAN CHEN & BRIAN DENHAM
Cover by ADI GRANOV
Rated T+ ...$2.99
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