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Marvel Comics 05.27.09 and Beyond | Wars of Kings, Rifts, and More

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warofkings_header.jpgSpidey's fighting Norman Osborne in the kick-off to "American Son" (a.k.a. Amazing Spider-Man #595), the war against Vulcan shatters the Inhumans in War of Kings #4, the Orson Scott Card adaptations continue with Ender's Game: Recruiting Valentine, Raymond E. Feist's fantasy epic continues in Riftwar #1, and a special sneak peek at the future of Incredible Hercules.

 

 

 

Dark Reign Rocks The World of Amazing Spider-Man!

Who's the American Son? What are his ties to the Dark Avengers? And just what does Dark Reign mean for Spider-Man? The answers begin in Amazing Spider-Man #595, the first chapter of "American Son" from fan-favorite writer Joe Kelly and acclaimed artist Phil Jimenez! After recent events, Spider-Man's life is worse than ever and he decides it's time to save the world...by taking down Norman Osborn, AKA the Iron Patriot and leader of the Dark Avengers. This is the Spider-Man epic that no Marvel fan can afford to miss as the countdown to Amazing Spider-Man #600 begins! Plus, don't miss a menacing variant cover from superstar artist Adi Granov!

 

For a look behind the scenes of "American Son", including all-new art plus commentary by Kelly and Spider-Man Editor Steve Wacker, check out the Spider-Man: American Son Sketchbook. It's free, courtesy of Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited, right here: http://marvel.com/digitalcomics/titles/AMAZING_SPIDER-MAN~colon~_AMERICAN_SON_SKETCHBOOK.2009.1

 

Retailers, please check the Marvel Mailer for special incentives on Amazing Spider-Man #595, the first chapter of "American Son"!

 

American Son Part 1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #595 (MAR092529)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #595 GRANOV VARIANT (MAR092530)

Written by JOE KELLY

Pencils & Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ

Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV

Rated A ...$2.99

FOC-5/7/09, On-Sale-5/27/09

 

American Son Part 2

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #596 (APR090449)

Written by JOE KELLY

Pencils by PAULO SIQUEIRA

Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ

Rated A ...$2.99

FOC-5/14/09, On-Sale-6/3/09

 

American Son Part 3

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #597 (APR090450)

Written by JOE KELLY

Pencils by MARCO CHECHETTO

Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ

Rated A ...$2.99

FOC-5/21/09, On-Sale-6/10/09

 

American Son Part 4

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #598 (APR090451)

Written by JOE KELLY

Pencils by PAULO SIQUEIRA

Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ

Rated A ...$2.99

FOC-5/28/09, On-Sale-6/17/09

The Struggle for Universal Dominance Continues in War of Kings #4!

 

The no holds barred cosmic event of the century continues with War of Kings #4! Fan favorite writing duo Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (better known as DnA), along with artist Paul Pelletier, deliver an epic war of galactic proportions as Marvel's mightiest cosmic forces threaten to destroy each other! The mighty emperor Vulcan prepares for a massive strike that can change the course of the war-but at what cost?  Meanwhile, Crystal tries desperately to keep Black Bolt and the other Inhumans together!  Plus, don't miss a special variant cover by superstar artist Jae Lee!

 

Critics and fans can't stop raving about this red-hot massive event:

 

"Continues to be a landmark example of how to do an event storyline right...War of Kings has deftly placed Marvel's cosmic lineup back on top of the pack." - Jesse Schedeen, IGN.com

 

"War of Kings mixes epic drama with engaging character moments... Abnett and Lanning can juggle it all with style." - Timothy Callahan, ComicBookResources.com

 

"War of Kings is an epic tale that will be referenced for years to come." - David Hodum, Comicsbulletin.com

 

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on all War of Kings issues, as the series continues to generate critical acclaim. Can Vulcan carry out his deadly plan?  What role will the Starjammers begin to play in this war?  Don't miss the full blown cosmic action in War of Kings #4! And stay up to date with the official War of Kings event page at www.marvel.com/warofkings 

 

WAR OF KINGS #4 (of 6) (APR090521)

WAR OF KINGS #4 (of 6) LEE VARIANT (APR090522)

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING

Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER

Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

Variant Cover by JAE LEE

Rated T+ ...$3.99

FOC - 5/14, On Sale - 6/3/09

 Marvel Debuts The First Original Endersverse Tale In Ender's Game: Recruiting Valentine In June!

 

Marvel is proud to present an all-new adventure spinning out of the New York Times Bestselling author Orson Scott Card's epic Ender's Game series with the premiere of Ender's Game: Recruiting Valentine! Jake Black, writer of the upcoming Ender's Game Companion, teams up artist Timothy Green II and the Ender's Game architect/creative director Orson Scott Card, to bring you this exciting original new one-shot that's sure to please any Ender's Game fan! Ender's Game: Recruiting Valentine, a never before told story, features the older brother and sister of the already infamous Ender Wiggins and their quest to solve an injustice at their school. It's up to Peter to teach Valentine nonviolent methods of persuasion to get the job done! Little does Valentine know Peter is setting plans in motion to one-day rule the world!

 

Do the other Wiggins children carry the same tactical finesse as their younger brother? Ender's Game: Recruiting Valentine is the story that fan's have been clamoring for! It's a story that you won't want to miss and it hits comic shop shelves everywhere this June!

 

For more on Orson Scott Card and Ender's Shadow, please visit http://www.hatrack.com/ and www.marvel.com/endersgame.

 

ENDER'S GAME: RECRUITING VALENTINE (APR090440)

Creative Director ORSON SCOTT CARD

Written by JAKE BLACK

Pencils and Cover by TIMOTHY GREEN II

Parental Advisory ...$3.99

FOC - 5/21/09   ON SALE - 6/10/09

Riftwar #1 Unveils the Next Chapter of Raymond E. Feist's War and Fantasy!

Hot on the heels of the exciting Magician: Apprentice is the next installment of Raymond E. Feist's fantasy saga in Riftwar #1!  The fan favorite team behind Magician Apprentice reunites and delivers an even more compelling tale of bravery and peril.  The Castle Crydee has never faced an enemy as threatening as the one they face now.  Meanwhile, Pug journeys deep into the heart of the enemy's camp in what can only be described as a suicide mission!  This first issue has all the makings of a shocking series that will change the landscape of Midkemia forever! 

 

Plus, in case fans missed the first chapter of this epic story, check out the free digital comic of the Magician: Apprentice right here: http://www.marvel.com/digitalcomics/titles/MAGICIAN_APPRENTICE.2006

 

Critics and Fans are raving about Marvel's Adaptation of the Riftwar Saga:

 

"Believe me, Riftwar is in good hands!" - Robert Murray, Comicsbulletin.com

 

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on all Riftwar issues, as the series continues to generate significant buzz.  How will Pug and his companions fare against this powerful enemy?  Be sure to catch all the action and splendor in Riftwar #1!

 

RIFTWAR #1 (of 5) (MAR092491)

Written by BRYAN J.L. GLASS

Penciled by RYAN STEGMAN

Cover by JASON CHAN

Parental Advisory ...$3.99

FOC - 6/4, On-Sale - 6/24/09

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The New Thor By GP & FVL

 

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #132

Written by Fred Van Lente & GREG PAK

Penciled by Reilly Brown

Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

Rated T+ ...$2.99

AUGUST 2009

 

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