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Marvel Comics 11.07.07 | Outer space adventures

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silversurfer-header.jpgThe Sentinel of the Spaceways returns in the all-new miniseries Silver Surfer: In Thy Name, and we've got a whopping 8-page preview! Meanwhile on the other side of the galaxy, all heck breaks loose in the war with the Phalanx in Annihilation: Conquest #1. Closer to home, Secret Invasion: Infiltration kicks off as the Avengers try to figure out the plans of the evil alien Skrulls in Avengers: The Initiative Annual #1 and New Avengers: Illuminati #5.

 

 

The Silver Surfers Soars Once More In Thy Name!

The Sentinel of the Spaceways soars once more in the all new Silver Surfer: In Thy Name #1 (of 4), as the Surfer finds himself embroiled in a conflict he may not be able to win! Written by acclaimed author Simon Spurrier (Gutsville, 2000AD), with gorgeous art by the Eisner-winning Tan Eng Huat (making his Marvel debut) and a stunning cover by superstar Michael Turner, In Thy Name takes Surfer into the farthest depths of space where he discovers a threat he can't ignore! In this timely and relevant tale of a utopia taken over by an enlightened group who subjugate the masses in the name of the greater good, the Silver Surfer is drawn into their conflict and must choose a side. But can he possibly take action when he may be dealing with powers far greater-and deadlier-than his own? With the combination of dirty politics, organ stealing pirates, demonic beasts and more enemies waiting in the shadows, the former herald of Galactus is about to find out that heaven can indeed be hell!

 

Combining the lush pencils of Huat with the inventive and nuanced storytelling of Spurrier, Silver Surfer: In Thy Name #1 is a must-read for fans of Marvel's most iconic space faring hero!

 

SILVER SURFER: IN THY NAME #1 (of 4) (SEP072226)

Written by SIMON SPURRIER

Art by TAN ENG HUAT

Cover by MICHAEL TURNER

Rated A ...$2.99

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The Savior and Villain of Annihilation: Conquest Are Revealed!

After the shocking discovery in Annihilation: Conquest-Quasar #4, the prophesized savior of the universe stands revealed...but the universe still has no idea who's truly behind the Conquest!

 

As Annihilation: Conquest #1 (of 6) opens, the new Quasar and the former Avenger known as Moondragon believe they've found a way to turn the tide in the war against the techno-organic threat of the Phalanx. But just who-or what-is the so-called liberator and will it choose to oppose an enemy who's slaughtered all in its way? And just when you think that you've seen it all, the last-page shocker - brought to you by Nova writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning and red-hot penciler Tom Raney -- will have every Marvel fan's jaw on the floor! The true mastermind behind Conquest is revealed...and you'll never guess who's been pulling the strings! Top it off with stunning covers by Aleski Briclot, and this limited series has more sci-fi thrills than you can shake a Skrull at!

 

"If you've read the Prologue and have been following Nova, Quasar, Wraith and Star-Lord, know that the action, drama and mysteries are only going to rocket even higher when Conquest #1 hits. But if you've been waiting for Conquest itself, everything's been planned for your arrival," said series editor Bill Rosemann. "Dan and Andy know that, like the cover says, this will be the first issue for many readers, so all the players and all the stakes will be clearly arranged for your discovery. If you've poked around online, you've no doubt heard the buzz about the craziness that's been going down - now it's your chance to see what cards the creators still have hidden up their sleeves. Robots, dragons and raccoons...oh my!"

 

It's all been leading up to these pulse-pounding revelations and the battle you never expected to see! Alliances are formed, sinister plans set into motion and a final stand begins against a seemingly unstoppable foe in Annihilation: Conquest #1!

 

Don't forget to check out the brand new Annihilation Podcast at Marvel.Com, featuring Abnett and Lanning dishing exclusive details about this year's most anticipated-and acclaimed-cosmic event! You can find it at http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.1652

 

ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST #1 (of 6) (SEP072181)

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING

Penciled by TOM RANEY

Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT

Rated T+ ...$2.99

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Secret Invasion: Infiltration Begins!

It's the event over five years in the making and now that the Skrulls' plans have come to light, it's time for Secret Invasion: Infiltration to be exposed! All Marvel titles bearing the Secret Invasion: Infiltration banner provide crucial tie-ins to the most anticipated event of 2008-Secret Invasion. If you want to know everything about the machinations of the shape shifting Skrulls, the secret agents hiding in the Marvel Universe and just how the heroes prepare for the most explosive battle of 2008, then you can't miss an issue of the Infiltration!

 

In New Avengers: Illuminati #5, by the red-hot creative team of writers Brian Bendis, Brian Reed and artist Jimmy Cheung, the mysterious Illuminati come together to discuss the shocking discovery in New Avengers #31-the Skrull body of Elektra! As this evidence of invasion is presented to the group, they must decide what this means to the future of Earth and who they can trust! By the end of the issue, the Illuminati will never be the same again as a jaw dropping revelation with the team-and readers-stunned. War is declared...but by who?

 

Then, in Avengers: The Initiative Annual #1, from acclaimed author Dan Slott and a line-up of fan-favorite artists including Salvador Larroca, Clayton Henry, Patrick Scherberger and cover artist Jimmy Cheung, secrets of the Initiative are revealed! As the hidden origins of MVP, Armory, Hardball and more are brought to light, readers will gain insight into the inner workings of Tony Stark's bold new vision...and into the Skrull invasion? You'll never guess how it all comes together and just who is responsible for this deception!

 

This November, the next stage of the Skrull offensive is uncovered in Secret Invasion: Infiltration and there's no going back for the Marvel Universe! Lives will be shattered as every hero and villain is forced to ask...Who Do You Trust?

 

Don't miss the opening salvos in New Avengers: Illuminati #5 and Avengers: The Initiative Annual #1!

 

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE ANNUAL #1 (SEP072183)

Written by DAN SLOTT

Penciled by SALVADOR LARROCA, TOM FEISTER, STEVE UY, PATRICK SCHERBERGER AND CLAYTON HENRY

Cover by JIM CHEUNG  

Rated T+ ...$3.99

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NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI #5 (of 5) (SEP072217)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & BRIAN REED

Pencils & Cover by JIM CHEUNG  

Rated T+ ...$2.99

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