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Marvel Comics 08.20.08 | Not by a Longshot

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longshot.jpgJust in time for his return in the pages of the Secret Invasion storyline "He Loves You," Marvel finally brings back into print the debut of the Mojoverse's main mutant in X-Men: Longshot Premiere Hardcover, and we've got a look at some of the copious bonus material included with the classic 1985 Ann Nocenti/Art Adams miniseries. Plus: monkeyin' around in Moon Knight #21.  

 

X-Men: Longshot Is Now Loaded Full of Extras!

Marvel is pleased to announce that X-Men: Longshot Premiere HC, from superstars Ann Nocenti and Art Adams, will now arrive loaded with extras at no extra charge! Collecting the popular Longshot #1-6, which introduced the world to a hero unlike any other, readers can discover just what Longshot did before he joined the X-Men! Take a look behind the scenes with issue thumbnails and layouts, pencils from issue 4, original character designs, pinups and the Longshot bible! This also marks the first time this story has been reprinted in a decade, showing a new generation of fans just why Longshot remains a perennial fan-favorite!

 

Plus, don't miss Longshot's return to the Marvel Universe in X-Factor #33 as part of the "He Loves You" storyline, tying into the red-hot Secret Invasion! Just why has Longshot returned? And what will this mean for the conflict between X-Factor & She-Hulk?

 

Guest-starring Spider-Man, She-Hulk and Doctor Strange, the Marvel Universe finds itself threatened by Mojo-and Longshot may be Earth's last hope! Don't miss out on the newly expanded X-Men: Longshot Premiere HC, also featuring a variant cover only available at comic stores!

 

X-MEN: LONGSHOT PREMIERE HC (MAY082362)

X-MEN: LONGSHOT PREMIERE HC VARIANT (MAY082363)

Written by ANN NOCENTI

Penciled by ART ADAMS

Cover by ART ADAMS

All Ages ...$24.99

FOC-7/10/08, On-Sale-8/6/08

 

HE LOVES YOU-PART 1

X-FACTOR #33 (MAY082318)

Written by PETER DAVID

Pencils by LARRY STROMAN

Cover by BOO COOK

Rated T+ ...$2.99

On-Sale-7/16/08

 

HE LOVES YOU-PART 2

SHE-HULK #31 (MAY082317)

Written by PETER DAVID

Art by VINCENZO CUCCA

Cover by MIKE DEODATO

Rated T+ ...$2.99

On-Sale-7/23/08

 

HE LOVES YOU-PART 3

X-FACTOR #34 (JUN082364)

Written by PETER DAVID

Penciled by LARRY STROMAN

Cover by BOO COOK

Rated T+ ...$2.99

FOC-7/31/08, On-Sale-8/20/08

 

 

 

Marc Spector, Rest in Peace

 

Prepare yourselves, True Believers, for a story so gritty and violently awesome it could only happen in the pages of Moon Knight!  The hero who goes by his own rules finally meets his match in Moon Knight #21!  After having his registration privileges revoked, Moon Knight is about to learn what happens to fugitive super heroes when they anger the Initiative.  With his hands full, Tony Stark orders Marvel's most lethal super hero team to hunt and take down Moon Knight - get ready for the ferocity of the Thunderbolts!  Award winning television writer, Mike Benson (Entourage), continues his explosive run on Moon Knight and if Mark Spector hopes to survive he is going to have to let go of his inhibitions and let insanity take over!  With mind-blowing artwork from Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider), "The Death of Marc Spector" is on the horizon and you are not going to want to miss it!

 

Additionally, to celebrate Marvel's landmark simian series, Marvel Apes, debuting in September, this issue features a Monkey Variant cover by Jason Pearson!

 

Writer Mike Benson has wowed fans and critics alike with his work on Moon Knight, with Kevin Powers of ComicsBulletin.com exclaiming, "Mike Benson's story and dialogue are extremely well-done, the artwork is fantastic and you may find yourself loving the mind-trip that reading Moon Knight may put you on.

 

Eric Sunde of IGN.com said, "Benson continues to do a good job scripting the book and maintaining the voice that Huston recaptured in the first 13 plus issues...I am definitely looking forward to seeing what's up next."

 

Greg Burgas of ComicBookResources.com said, "This has become one of Marvel's best books.  Benson has taken Huston's view of the character and expanded it, and the result is a gripping piece of pulp fiction."

 

Ambush Bug of AintItCoolNews.com said, "I've had the privilege of reading the scripts for Benson's first three issues and I think fans will be enjoying what Mr. Benson has to offer."

 

A.C. Ferrante of IFMagazine.com said, "Moon Knight is back and better than ever...Mike Benson has taken over...the comic is revving up again for some major revelations"

 

What happens when Norman Osborn's team of crazed psychopaths are unleashed on Moon Knight?  Does Moon Knight stand a chance against the Thunderbolts?  Find out the answers to these questions and more in Moon Knight #21!  Don't miss this thrilling first issue of a brand new killer arc - literally, we mean that.

 

MOON KNIGHT #21 (JUN082370)

MOON KNIGHT #21 MONKEY VARIANT (JUN082371)

Written by MIKE BENSON

Penciled by MARK TEXEIRA

Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM

Ape Variant by JASON PEARSON

FOC-7/31/08, On-Sale-8/20/08


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