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Comic PR Digest – 10/16/7

Each week, we’ll be compiling all the comics-related PR into a single digest. Enjoy!

 


{tab=DC}DC COMICS RESTORES HUNGER DOGS ART IN JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL. 4 HC

March, 2008, will see the release of JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS
VOL. 4, the final hardcover collection in this highly acclaimed series.
Highlighting this volume will be THE HUNGER DOGS, with 24 pages of art
restored to the original inks by Mike Royer.

“We are excited to share with readers Kirby’s original vision for the
epic’s end in Vol. 4 of the FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS series,” says Georg
Brewer, VP — Design and DC Direct Creative. “This collection features
24 pages at the size that Kirby penciled them, the way they looked
before being altered to fit the larger trim size of the HUNGER DOGS
graphic novel. Faithfully inked by Mike Royer, these pages are
incorporated within the HUNGER DOGS story, which is completely
re-colored with a sensibility consistent with the previous OMNIBUS hard
covers. Along with the Fourth World character entries he drew for WHO’S
WHO: THE DEFINITIVE DIRECTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE, these exciting,
rarely seen aspects of Kirby’s work and this important story make this
a must-have for every serious comics collector.”

In addition to THE HUNGER DOGS and art from WHO’S WHO, the JACK
KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL. 4 HC will collect MISTER MIRACLE
#10-18, FOREVER PEOPLE #11, NEW GODS #11 and the 48-page story “Even
Gods Must Die,” originally published in 1984’s NEW GODS #6.

The JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL. 4 HC will be
advance-solicited in the November Previews and is scheduled to arrive
in stores in March.


SENTENCES WRITER PERCY CAREY TALKS TO MTV AND “FRESH AIR”

Percy Carey, writer of the new Vertigo hardcover graphic novel
SENTENCES: THE LIFE OF M.F. GRIMM, has taped segments for both MTV and
the NPR program “Fresh Air.” Both are expected to air in the next
month.

The SENTENCES: THE LIFE OF M.F. GRIMM HC (MAY070227) is available for reorder now.


PRICING UPDATE FOR MAD MAGAZINE

Beginning with December’s issue #485 (OCT070218), MAD will have a
new cover price of $4.99 U.S. Because of this change, this issue will
be made returnable at a later date.


BACK TO PRESS!

The following titles has been reprinted and are available for order:

THE BEST OF THE SPIRIT TP (OCT050288) (2nd printing) Now priced $14.99/17.99 Can.

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS TP (AUG058162) (6th printing) Now priced $29.99/36.99 Can.

FABLES VOL. 4: MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS TP (OCT058021) (3rd printing) Now priced $17.99/21.99 Can.

THE INVISIBLES: ENTROPY IN THE UK TP (JUN058158) (4th printing) Now priced $19.99/23.99 Can.

THE SANDMAN VOL. 2: THE DOLLS HOUSE TP (APR058268) (15th printing) Now priced $19.99/23.99 Can.

TRANSMETROPOLITAN: LONELY CITY TP (APR058326) (4th printing) Now priced $14.99/17.99 Can.

V FOR VENDETTA TP (APR058272) (13th printing) Now priced $19.99/23.99 Can.


BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS UNVEIL NEW CREATIVE TEAM — AND A NEW ROSTER?

Next month, the most covert and underground strike force in the DC Universe, the Outsiders, takes yet another unexpected turn.

Now, for the first time, DC Comics unveils two striking, new BATMAN
AND THE OUTSIDERS #1 covers: one by Doug Braithwaite (JUSTICE) and a
variant by Ryan Sook (NIGHTWING). What do these images signal? A new
lineup, drastically different from the one that’s been teased at,
discussed and previewed? What’s brought Oliver Queen and Cassandra Cain
into the fold? Is this a new roster, or a red herring?

Two people know. And they’re not telling.

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1 will also mark the debut of a new
creative team, with the addition of writer Chuck Dixon (ROBIN) and
up-and-coming artist Julian Lopez (WONDER WOMAN) stepping in for the
previously announced team of writer Tony Bedard and Koi Turnbull.

The new era for the team begins with Catwoman, Metamorpho, Katana,
Grace and Martian Manhunter called into investigate a potential time
bomb at Jardine Enterprises — but will the new team’s first mission
also be it’s last?

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS. Let the speculation begin.

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #1 Standard Edition (AUG070205) is
available for advance reorder; as a reminder, retailers may order one
copy of the Variant Edition (AUG070206) for every 10 copies of the
Standard Edition ordered. This issue is on Final Order Cutoff on
October 25 and is scheduled to arrive in stores on November 14.

Watch for updated information on BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #2 and 3 coming soon!


ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY PREVIEWS THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: BLACK DOSSIER

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY has posted a 4-page preview of THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: BLACK DOSSIER at http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20152452,00.html, along with an article that praises LEAGUE as “a terrifically acclaimed comic book franchise.”

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: BLACK DOSSIER is scheduled to
arrive in stores on November 14 and is available to U.S. retailers for
advance reorder as follows:

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: BLACK DOSSIER Variant Edition
(JUL060241) features a blue background and shows Mina Harker in bed
reading the Black Dossier. This cover is available only to U.S.
retailers with Diamond accounts.

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: BLACK DOSSIER Standard
Edition (JUL078077) features a black border and shows Mina Harker
running through a hall with the Black Dossier in hand. This cover will
be available to all U.S. retailers with Diamond accounts and retailers
in the book trade market.

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Marvel Unveils New Captain America Costume By Alex Ross!

Six months after the death of Steve Rogers captured national
attention, Marvel is proud to unveil the new Captain America as
designed by renowned, award winning artist Alex Ross! This bold new
look, seen here for the first time, also serves as the variant cover to
January’s Captain America #34, featuring the first appearance of this
new Captain America! After the death of Steve Rogers, and the climactic
events of Captain America #33, there must be a new Sentinel of Liberty
and now Ross, one of the industry’s most renowned artists, has created
a dynamic new look for the seminal hero.

Marvel President of Publishing Dan Buckley explained, “Captain
America is one of the true iconic super heroes of our time and to
design the new look for a new Cap, we had to go with the most iconic,
preeminent painter of our time—Alex Ross.”

“We’re excited to have Alex Ross so heavily involved in this
landmark event,” said David Gabriel, Senior Vice President of Sales
& Circulation. “And we’d like to thank Dynamite Entertainment for
their help in coordinating Alex’s efforts on the Captain America
costume redesign and cover.”

To celebrate this landmark event, Captain America #34 will ship
with two covers featuring the new Captain America—one by Ross and one
by acclaimed series penciller Steve Epting! Additionally, a Captain
America #34 By Alex Ross Poster will arrive in stores this January.

But just who is this new Captain America? And why did he pick this
costume? The answers arrive this January in Captain America #34
featuring Alex Ross’ new costume design for Captain America and a
special variant cover by the legend himself! For more about this
landmark debut and comments from Alex Ross, Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting
and more, visit http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.1640

CAPTAIN AMERICA #34

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Pencils & 50/50 Cover by STEVE EPTING

50/50 Cover by ALEX ROSS

Rated T+…$2.99

FOC—12/27/07, On-Sale—1/16/08

CAPTAIN AMERICA #34 BY ALEX ROSS POSTER

24×36 Color Poster…$7.99

FOC—12/13/07, On-Sale—1/9/08




New Captain America Trailer Debuts On Marvel.Com!

Everyone’s talking about the dynamic new Captain America costume
designed by Alex Ross, as announced at Marvel.Com yesterday, and now
you can take a look at the evolution of his costume with a brand new
trailer! The all-new Captain America: Through The Ages trailer is now
online at http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.1582,
featuring the most memorable costumes from Captain America’s history
and his new, Alex Ross designed look, debuting in January’s Captain
America #34.

It’s the beginning of a bold new era for Captain America—Steve
Rogers may be dead, but the dream never dies! Experience a vision of
Cap’s history like never before, as the Captain America: Through The
Ages trailer makes its debut! Now you can display it on your own site
with the attached HTML.

And don’t miss an in-depth interview with Alex Ross, Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting and more at http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.1640


Marvel Comics On Sale 10/17/07

Hey there True Believers, here’s your official list of comics,
collections and posters arriving in comic stores on October 17th, 2007.
For more information on any of these titles, and on upcoming mighty
Marvel releases, please visit http://www.marvel.com/catalog/?date=2007-10-17
or contact your local comic book retailer at 1-888-comicbook. Stay
tuned each week for a brand new list of Marvel releases so that you’ll
never miss your favorite heroes in action

Comics On-Sale:

AVENGERS CLASSIC #5

CAPTAIN AMERICA #31 (CWI)

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE CHOSEN #1 2ND PRINTING VARIANT

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE CHOSEN #3

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE CHOSEN #3 CHAREST VARIANT

DAILY BUGLE: NOVEMBER 2007

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #29

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #17

MARVEL ADVENTURES TWO-IN-ONE #4

MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #2

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: TREASURE ISLAND #5

MARVEL ZOMBIES 2 #1

MIGHTY AVENGERS #5 (CWI)

NEW EXCALIBUR #24

PENANCE: RELENTLESS #2

POWERS #26

SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #5

TERROR, INC. #3

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #47

ULTIMATE X-MEN #87

ULTIMATE X-MEN #87 ZOMBIE VARIANT

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #18

X-MEN: EMPEROR VULCAN #2

Collections On-Sale

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: NICK FURY, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. VOL. 1 HC

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: NICK FURY, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. VOL. 1 HC (VARIANT)

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AVENGERS VOL. 7 HC

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AVENGERS VOL. 7 HC (VARIANT)

SPIDER-GIRL VOL. 9: SECRET LIVES DIGEST

Posters On-Sale

X-MEN MESSIAH COMPLEX POSTER




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

FOC—10/18/07, On-Sale—11/7/07




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

FOC—10/18/07, On-Sale-11/7/07

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

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & BRIAN REED

Pencils & Cover by JIM CHEUNG

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC—10/18/07, On-Sale-11/7/07




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

FOC—10/18/07, On-Sale—11/7/07

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