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Comic PR Digest – 10/9/7

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



Marvel Comics On Sale 10/10/07

Hey there True Believers, here’s your official list of comic books and collections arriving in comic stores on October 10th, 2007. For more information on any of these titles, and on upcoming mighty Marvel releases, please visit http://www.marvel.com/catalog/?date=2007-10-10 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:
AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #13
AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #13 ZOMBIE VARIANT
CIVIL WAR CHRONICLES #4
FANTASTIC FOUR #550
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #24 (OMD)
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #24 DJURDJEVIC VARIANT (OMD)
GHOST RIDER #16
HEROES FOR HIRE #14 (WWH)
MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #4
MARVEL ZOMBIES: THE BOOK OF ANGELS, DEMONS & VARIOUS MONSTROSITIES
NEW AVENGERS #35
NEW AVENGERS/TRANSFORMERS #4
NEW WARRIORS #5 (CWI)
NOVA #7
PUNISHER #51
PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #12 (WWH)
PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #12 ZOMBIE VARIANT (WWH)
RUNAWAYS #28
RUNAWAYS #28 ZOMBIE VARIANT
SPIDER-MAN/RED SONJA #3
WOLVERINE #58
WOLVERINE #58 ZOMBIE VARIANT
WORLD WAR HULK: FRONT LINE #5
X-FACTOR #24
X-MEN: DIE BY THE SWORD #1

Collections On-Sale:
FALLEN SON: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA PREMIERE HC
MAGICIAN APPRENTICE VOL. 1 TPB
MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN VOL. 1: HEART OF STEEL DIGEST
MS. MARVEL VOL. 3: OPERATION LIGHTNING STORM PREMIERE HC
POWERS VOL. 10: COSMIC TPB
SPIDER-MAN AND THE FANTASTIC FOUR: SILVER RAGE TPB
SPIDER-MAN: BACK IN BLACK HC
X-FACTOR VISIONARIES: PETER DAVID VOL. 3 TPB


Spider-Man…Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D?

You’re falling behind in school thanks to the world’s #1 espionage organization. Your not-so-happy ex-girlfriend is now your not-so-happy super hero partner. Oh, and everything you love is threatened by the newly escaped Green Goblin! In Ultimate Spider-Man #115, from red-hot scribe Brian Bendis and acclaimed artist Stuart Immonen, Spider-Man awakens to find he’s an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D…but how? And why? Teamed with former flame Kitty Pryde (recently of the X-Men), it’s going to take everything he’s got to defeat the Green Goblin, who’s on his way to destroy Trump Towers! As an added bonus, this issue features a special unannounced Zombie variant cover illustrated by Immonen featuring Ultimate Spider-Man like you’ve never seen him before!

“Picking Stuart as our new penciller was one of the best decisions ever made in the history of mainstream comics,” gushed Bendis of his new creative collaborator. “Bravo Stuart!”

Jesse Schedeen of IGN.com praised the latest issue of USM, deeming it a “must read” and declaring, “I’m having more fun than I’ve had in years with USM, and I don’t want it to stop.”

As the can’t miss “Death Of A Goblin” storyline continues, it’s up to S.H.I.E.L.D’s newest agent to take down the Green Goblin like only a spider can! Don’t miss Ultimate Spider-Man #115 and the special Ultimate Spider-Man #115 Zombie Variant, both in stores this October!

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #115 (AUG072200)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by STUART IMMONEN
Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Rated A …$2.99
FOC-10/04/07, On-Sale-10/24/07

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #115 ZOMBIE VARIANT (AUG078023)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by STUART IMMONEN
Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Rated A …$2.99
FOC-10/04/07, On-Sale-10/24/07


The Foolkiller Delivers His Own Brand Of Justice!

Your notion of justice is about to be turned on its head as one tortured man comes face-to-face with a new kind of vigilante in Foolkiller #1 (of 5)! Written by L.A Times Best-Selling author Gregg Hurwitz, penciled by fan favorite Lan Medina and in the tradition of the acclaimed Punisher, this mature readers series from MAX explores the concept of justice in a society torn apart by sin. When someone crosses the line and commits a crime, there’s one man who will dole out the punishment that fits the crime…no matter the cost. The Foolkiller is a hero to some, a terror to others, but most of all, he’s a man who will show you the truth about the darkest corners of life. This gritty, relentless MAX limited series doesn’t pull any punches, taking a hard look at the world around us.

“Foolkiller is by one of my favorite crime-thriller authors, Gregg Hurwitz, doing what he does best: writing a relentlessly gritty, L.A. noire fable featuring the most disturbing villains and morally gray protagonist since Garth Ennis put the screws to Frank Castle,” said Executive Editor Axel Alonso. “When the Foolkiller is your best option, God help you.”

Is the Foolkiller a madman or a savior in disguise? Is he a man of justice or a man of terror? There are no easy answers to be found in Foolkiller #1, but by the end of this jaw-dropping limited series, there’s only one question you’ll be asking: are you a fool? Because if you are a fool, you can’t hide from the Foolkiller!

Please note that Foolkiller #1 (of 5) is intended for mature readers only.

FOOLKILLER #1 (of 5) (AUG072274)
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Pencils & Cover by LAN MEDINA
Explicit Content …$3.99


The Key To Conquest Revealed In Quasar #4!

The quest for the Kree savior ends in Annihilation: Conquest — Quasar #4 as Pyhla-Vell, the daughter of Captain Marvel, and the former Avenger Moondragon take on the Phalanx and the Super Adaptoid! Writer Christos Gage (House of M: Avengers, WWH: X-Men) and penciler Mike Lilly (Nightwing) have stacked the odds against our heroes, leaving Phyla’s quantum bands drained, and facing an ever-adaptable villain backed with a full Phalanx army and armed with all the powers of the mightiest Avengers!

But who or what has sent Quasar and Moondragon on their quest? Who is the Kree savior? And what will become of the Kree if the Super Adaptoid beats them to their quarry?

The answers lie in Annihilation: Conquest — Quasar #4 (of 4), the amazing issue that leads directly into Annihilation: Conquest #1!

“The art by Lilly is a great fit for this mini-series, and he truly does a great Super-Adaptoid. The entire artistic team on this book is well-suited to the subject matter, and bring a grace and fluidity to this adventure story,” says Adam Chapman of ComiXtreme.com. “I can’t wait till next issue to see just who the Savior of the Kree is, once and for all.”

ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST — QUASAR #4 (of 4) (AUG072206)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Penciled by MIKE LILLY
Cover by MATT WILSON
Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC-10/11/07, On-Sale-10/31/07


Ron Lim’s Anita Blake Zombie Variant Revealed!

Marvel is proud to unveil fan favorite artist Ron Lim’s exciting new Zombie variant cover to Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake: The First Death #2 (of 2). This not only marks the first time that Anita Blake has appeared with other Marvel characters, but also introduces the first piece of published Anita Blake art by Ron Lim! The artist joins the acclaimed Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures limited series with issue #8, but this is your first chance to see his dynamic rendition of everyone’s favorite vampire hunter!

As this brand new story by New York Times best-selling author Laurell K. Hamilton concludes, readers will learn secrets from Anita’s past as she and Edward hunt a deadly killer. How far will Anita go to ensure justice is done? Find out in Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake: The First Death #2, now featuring a special Zombie variant cover by Ron Lim!

LAURELL K. HAMILTON’S ANITA BLAKE – VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE FIRST DEATH #2 (of 2) (JUN072203)
Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON & JONATHON GREEN
Penciled by WELLINTON ALVES
Cover by BRETT BOOTH
Parental Advisory …$3.99
FOC-10/11/07, On-Sale-10/31/07

LAURELL K. HAMILTON’S ANITA BLAKE – VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE FIRST DEATH #2 (of 2) ZOMBIE VARIANT (AUG078126)
Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON & JONATHON GREEN
Penciled by WELLINTON ALVES
Cover by RON LIM
Parental Advisory …$3.99
FOC-10/11/07, On-Sale-10/31/07


The End Of The X-Men Begins In Messiah CompleX

Since the events of M-Day, the mutant population has been reduced to a mere handful and no new mutants have been born. But all that changes in the highly-anticipated, extra-sized X-Men: Messiah CompleX One-Shot, from Eisner and Harvey winning “Best Writer” Ed Brubaker and superstar artist Marc Silvestri, when the X-Men discover a new mutant has arrived. But this cause for celebration is tainted by the early arrival of the Marauders and the Purifiers-and with those two groups involved, the X-Men may not find this mutant! But if they do, will this new player prove to be their savior or a harbinger of doom for mutantkind? A perfect jumping on point for new readers, this special one-shot sets the stage for the jaw-dropping changes to come! This issue features NINE extra pages of hints of what’s to come, drawn by some of the hottest talents today while red-hot artists David Finch and Silvestri provide two stunning covers, with the latter available as the X-Men: Messiah CompleX Poster.

“I cannot wait to get this book into the fans hands,” says editor Nick Lowe. “We’ve been planning this event for so long and I’ve been rejoicing behind the lines as each script and page of art came in. It’s a simple story with knock-out art that is going to remind the comics world that X-Men is the hottest ticket in town.”

Continuing weekly through the X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, X-Factor and New X-Men, Messiah Complex marks the first major X-Men event in over ten years! New alliances will be forged; new leaders will be chosen; friends will become enemies and no one will ever be the same.

“We are dying to get our hands on ‘Messiah Complex,’” gushed Richard George of IGN.Com in their look at can’t miss fall events.

This October, the hunt is on…and the prize is the fate of mutantkind! You can’t afford to miss what will become known as the most crucial chapter in mutant history and it all begins in X-Men: Messiah CompleX One-Shot!

MESSIAH COMPLEX – PART 1 of 13
X-MEN: MESSIAH COMPLEX ONE-SHOT (AUG072258)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MARC SILVESTRI
50/50 Cover by DAVID FINCH
50/50 Variant Cover by MARC SILVESTRI
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC-10/11/07, On-Sale-10/31/07

MESSIAH COMPLEX – PART 2 of 13
UNCANNY X-MEN #492 (SEP072232)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by BILLY TAN
Cover by DAVID FINCH
Variant Cover by MARC SILVESTRI
Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC-10/18/07, On-Sale-11/07/07

MESSIAH COMPLEX – PART 3 of 13
X-FACTOR #25 (SEP072234)
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by SCOT EATON
Cover by DAVID FINCH
Variant Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC-10/25/07, On-Sale-11/14/07

MESSIAH COMPLEX – PART 4 of 13
NEW X-MEN #44 (SEP072236)
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
Penciled by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Cover by DAVID FINCH
Variant Cover by J.SCOTT CAMPBELL
Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC-11/01/07, On-Sale-11/21/07

MESSIAH COMPLEX – PART 5 of 13
X-MEN #205 (SEP072238)
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO
Cover by DAVID FINCH
Variant Cover by J.SCOTT CAMPBELL
Rated A …$2.99
FOC-11/08/07, On-Sale-11/28/07

X-MEN MESSIAH COMPLEX POSTER
24×36 Color Poster…$6.99
On-Sale-10/17/07


Spider-Man & The Scarlet Spiders Take Over The Initiative!

Peter Parker and the Scarlet Spiders take center stage in Avengers: The Initiative #7, providing the perfect jumping-on point for new readers! From the acclaimed team of writer Dan Slott (She-Hulk) and artist Stefano Caselli comes this tale of the mysterious Scarlet Spiders, top secret agents who wear the Iron Spider armor and fight for Tony Stark’s bold vision known as The Initiative. But by the end of this story, one of their identities will be exposed…and it’s a face that fans will recognize! Plus, Peter Parker makes an important pre-One More Day appearance…but just why does he cross paths with the Initiative?

Critics continue to praise Avengers: The Initiative, as the series continues to impress fans and critics alike. “Definitely worth a read,” said Gabriel Diaz of Comixtreme.com. “Slott is perfectly suited to write theses angst riddled super hero wannabes as they are taken through the motions to becoming someone great.”

“Slott’s Avengers: The Initiative may be the latest to arrive to the party, but it also happens to be the best,” gushed IGN.Com’s Richard George.

Just who is behind on of the Scarlet Spiders’ masks? How does Peter Parker’s meeting appearance impact his future? Don’t miss the exciting answers in Avengers: The Initiative #7, as shocking secrets are revealed in this issue perfect for new readers!

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #7 (AUG072210)
Written by DAN SLOTT
Pencils & Cover by STEFANO CASELLI
Rated T+…$2.99
FOC—10/11/07, On-Sale 10/31/07



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