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Marvel Comics 09.26.07 | Iron Fist's big book of secrets

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ironfistDanny Rand's digging up the secrets of the Book of the Iron Fist in Immortal Iron Fist Annual #1 by white-hot writers Matt Fraction and Ed Brubaker and Nocturnals artist Dan Brereton (among others). Plus, Mike Benson (of HBO's Entourage) puts Frank Castle on the other side of the crosshairs in Punisher Max Annual #1 and two X-Men are toast in X-Men #203.



The Immortal Iron Fist's Past Revealed!


Before the Orson Randall passed away, he bequeathed The Book Of The Iron Fist to Danny Rand...and now its secrets are revealed in Immortal Iron Fist Annual #1! Written by red-hot scribe Matt Fraction and Eisner-Award Winning "Best Writer" Ed Brubaker, with art from legends such as Dan Brereton & Howard Chaykin, along with rising star Jelena Djurdjevic, this annual tells a gripping tale of the modern day Iron Fist learning about his predecessor's greatest secrets! Enriching the current "The Seven Capital Cities of Heaven" arc, this annual provides an important look into the Golden Age Iron Fist's past...and how it'll impact the current Iron Fist Danny Rand's future! With rave reviews from critics such as Entertainment Weekly and fans alike, this is your chance to get onboard one of the most critically acclaimed series of 2007!


Richard George of IGN.Com deemed Immortal Iron Fist one of the "25 Books You Must Have This Fall" and gushed, "Only Matt Fraction and Ed Brubaker could pull off a martial arts tournament with such skill. This is yet another hidden gem in Marvel's arsenal."


As Danny Rand seeks to win the deadliest martial arts tournament of his life, the Book Of The Iron Fist may hold the knowledge he needs to win! Immortal Iron Fist Annual #1 dropkicks into stores this fall and if you don't read it, you'll never learn the greatest kung-fu!





Rated T+ ...$3.99

FOC-9/6/07, On-Sale-9/26/07


It's A One Man War Against Punisher!


The Punisher dispenses a unique brand of justice, rampaging through the criminal world...but what happens to those who survive? Award-winning television scribe Mike Benson (Entourage) and fan favorite artist Laurence Campbell (Wolverine) team up to bring you Punisher Max Annual #1, a gripping tale of one criminal's quest to dish out his own brand of punishment on Frank Castle! After "Mad Dog" Schultz's gang is massacred by the Punisher, one man remains-Eddie Gands-and he wants to stay alive! But can any man, no matter how intricately he plans, evade the Punisher's crosshairs? Exploring the depths of the human psyche, and one man's desperate gamble to simply die another day, Punisher Max Annual shows you a different side of the Punisher's war on crime.


Perfect for mature readers new and old, Punisher Max Annual shows just how far one man will go to evade Frank Castle...and what it's like to be a criminal on the run from his vengeance! Even if he does survive, what kind of life does that mean? Find out this fall in Punisher Max Annual #1, when the Punisher and Eddie face off-but will either of them walk away unscathed?


Please note that this title is intended for mature audiences only.



Written by MIKE BENSON

Pencils & Cover by LAURENCE CAMPBELL

Rated T+...$3.99

FOC-9/6/07, On-Sale-9/26/07


The X-Men Must Sacrifice Two Of Their Own!


Since the now classic X-Men #200, the X-Men have been on the run from the newly reformed-and deadlier-Marauders! But in X-Men #203, written by acclaimed scribe Mike Carey and featuring the art of Humberto Ramos, the X-Men take the fight to their sacrificing two of their own! As Sinister's new team of Marauders, led by Gambit, seek out the Books Of Destiny, the X-Men make their play to protect this diary of things to come! But as Cannonball and Iceman, who've already survived the arduous first confrontation with their rejuvenated enemies, must now walk into a trap they may not survive...or the X-Men will fail!


And in Chapter 13 of Endangered Species, the can't miss X-Men storyline that has caused multiple X-title sell outs, the Beat and Dark Beast as science crosses the line into...murder?


Fans and critics alike continue to praise X-Men, with Jesse Schedeen of IGN.Com saying, "Mike Carey's X-Men continues to provide an interesting read."


As the X-Men move closer to Messiah CompleX, they'll have to risk everything in order to stop the Marauders and they may not come back from this battle! The final offensive against Sinister's plans begins in X-Men #203!


X-MEN #203 (JUL072198)

Written by MIKE CAREY

Pencils & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

Rated A ...$2.99

FOC-9/06/07, On-Sale-9/26/07

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