From Marvel’s press releases:Mighty Avengers #3:The biggest new series of 2007 continues in Mighty Avengers #3, as Tony Starkâ€™s new team of government-sponsored Avengers battle the all new, all female Ultron. And just what happened to Tony Stark? If Ultron has her way, this bold new team of Avengers wonâ€™t have a chance to [...]
From Marvel’s press releases:Mighty Avengers #3:
The biggest new series of 2007 continues in Mighty Avengers #3, as Tony Starkâ€™s new team of government-sponsored Avengers battle the all new, all female Ultron. And just what happened to Tony Stark? If Ultron has her way, this bold new team of Avengers wonâ€™t have a chance to find out! From the all star team of writer Brian Bendis and artist Frank Cho, Mighty Avengers has been a sales hit and quite a smash with the critics!
â€œMarvel fans of all stripes should give this one a shot,â€ said Augie De Bleick of ComicBookResources.com, adding, â€œBendis gets the team up and running in a most entertaining fashion from the get-go.â€
Troy Brownfield of Newsarama.Com raved that Bendis & Cho, â€œKnocks it out of the park,â€ continuing, â€œMighty Avengers plays exactly as a team comic should.â€
Aint It Cool News said, â€œthis is one very strong issue–one worthy of the MIGHTY tagline in the title.â€
â€œMighty Avengers is THE Avengers title for me,â€ gushed Phillip Hayes of PaperbackReader.Com.
With the full fury of the Sentry unleashed and Frank Choâ€™s stunning rendition of guest star Tigra, Mighty Avengers #3 is a canâ€™t miss for any Marvel fan. With issue #1 sold out at Diamond and excitement at a fever pitch for issue #2, Marvel urges retailers to check their orders for this action-acked upcoming issue. Bendis. Cho. Avengers. Nuff said.
MIGHTY AVENGERS #3 (MAR072099)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by FRANK CHO
Rated A â€¦$2.99
FOC- 4/26/07, On Sale 5/16/07 Uncanny X-Men #486:
It’s been a long year for the team of mutants in Uncanny X-Men, as writer Ed Brubaker has put them through the paces for the last 11 issues, all leading up to this moment! Uncanny X-Men #486 brings readers the conclusion of “The Rise and Fall Of The Shi’ar Empire” and not everyone will be returning to Earth! We’ve got the M’Kraan Cystal, a psychotic man atop the Shi’ar throne and a girl with the power of the Phoenix Forceâ€”what more do you need to know?
Critically acclaimed scribe Ed Brubaker and “Young Gun” artist Billy Tan have delivered 11 action packed issues, with fans riveted by the ride! “With drama, action, and intergalactic adventure the likes of which the X-Men haven’t seen in far too long, ‘The Rise and Fall of the Shi’ar Empire’ has been quite an amazing run,” said Aaron Stueve of BrokenFrontier.Com.
Don’t miss the pulse pounding conclusion this May, as Uncanny X-Men will never be the same! Not everyone’s coming back to Earth and the ones that do will find that the consequences of their actions will carry through to this fall’s top secret X-Men event. As one door closes, another opensâ€¦let’s just hope the X-Men can survive it!
UNCANNY X-MEN #486 (MAR072121)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by BILLY TAN
Cover by JOHN WATSON
32 PGS./Rated T+ â€¦$2.99
FOC- 4/26/07, On Sale 5/16/07 Moon Knight #10:
Marc Spector has been to hell and back over the last year, as his super hero persona Moon Knight made some shocking decisions. But now that heâ€™s seemingly on the road to putting his life back together, rebuilding the body that houses his once broken spirit, tragedy intends to strike in the form of an old friend. Moon Knight #10 continues the gripping â€œMidnight Sonâ€ storyline by noted novelist Charlie Huston and new artist Mico Suayan. And what would a story about revenge be without The Punisher? The two heroes have crossed paths before, but with the fallout from Civil War, both men have been changed irrevocably. Is the city big enough for both of them? Weâ€™re going to find out!
The critics continue to rave about this gritty super hero series. â€œI think Moon Knight is one of the best series out from Marvel Comics right now and I feel anyone who likes a good story should be reading this,â€ said Timothy Lee of PaperbackReader.Com.
Writer Charlie Huston reflects on his MOON KNIGHT run. “These things are a lot more work than they look like,” he says. “I think the popular perception of creating comics is of a bunch of overgrown adolescents bouncing ideas around the Marvel bullpen and pulling out the ones they think are coolest and going to work. The truth is that it’s rather more like tweezing the wings from dead flies and transplanting them to disabled flies born without wings. If that makes sense. There’s just an enormous amount of detail work involved in crafting a 22 page comic that develops character, moves plot, allows for the requisite amount of action, fits with Marvel continuity, and is, in fact, reasonably cool. It’s fun, but it’s most certainly work.”
For more from Huston, visit [url=http://www.theouthousers.com/articles/â€http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.1000â€]Marvel.com[/url] now.
Donâ€™t miss a moment as Charlie Huston starts moving the pieces towards the shocking conclusion of his first year on Moon Knight. If you think you know how itâ€™s all going to end, youâ€™re probably wrong!
MOON KNIGHT #10 (FEB072139)
Written by CHARLIE HUSTON
Cover & Pencils by MICO SUAYAN
Parental Advisory â€¦$2.99
FOC- 4/26/07, On Sale- 5/16/07 Criminal #6:
Marvel Comicsâ€™ Icon imprint is pleased to announce Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillipsâ€™ acclaimed series CRIMINAL has received two prestigious Eisner Award nominations, for Best Writer and Best New Series. â€œDoing anything outside the norm in the US comics market can be extremely difficult, so Iâ€™m really pleased to see the Eisners recognize our hard work. We put our blood and sweat into every issue, and Iâ€™m very proud of what Sean and I have done so far, building our world of criminals, con men, and bad habits,â€ said Brubaker.
Coming on the heels of the Eisner announcement, Criminalâ€™s first trade collection will debut on May 9th, so fans whoâ€™ve heard the buzz but have been unable to find the early issues can get the entire first arc, COWARD, under one cover. â€œThese nominations really couldnâ€™t have come at a better time, since the trade is literally at the printer, and will soon be in stores,â€ said Brubaker. â€œLately, it seems like itâ€™s one good thing after another for Criminal. Some of it I canâ€™t discuss yet, but we did secure a foreign publishing deal that will see the book released in France, Spain, Italy, and Germany, among other regions. And just last week, we had a great write-up in Entertainment Weekly.â€ In fact, Entertainment Weeklyâ€™s advance review of the Coward trade, proclaimed, “with an assist from Phillips’ noir-kissed art, Brubaker proves a wordsmith of rare restraint, fine-tuning a well-worn genre.” The trade also includes an introduction by Emmy-Award winner Tom Fontana, creator of acclaimed TV shows, Homicide: Life on the Streets, and OZ.
Also debuting in May is the next Criminal story-arc, LAWLESS, which begins in issue 6, on sale May 23rd. Brubaker describes the story this way, â€œItâ€™s about a guy who comes home after a long time away, to find the truth about the death of his brother, who was a lowlife criminal, and a bad guy, but still, someoneâ€™s brother. Itâ€™s a meditation on violence, in some ways, and on brotherhood and family. And itâ€™s hands down the most brutal and unflinching thing Iâ€™ve ever written.â€
So, if you havenâ€™t checked out this acclaimed and now award-nominated series, May is the time to start. â€œAny fan of my work on Cap or Daredevil, or any of the books I did at DC, like Gotham Central or Sleeper that hasnâ€™t been buying Criminal should really jump onboard. This is the book I was born to write, and Seanâ€™s doing the best art of his career,â€ says Brubaker.
CRIMINAL VOLUME 1: COWARD (MAR072132)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Art & Cover by SEAN PHILLIPS
128 PGS/Mature Content â€¦ $14.99
CRIMINAL #6 (MAR072131)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Art & Cover by SEAN PHILLIPS
32 PGS/Mature Content/No Ads â€¦ $2.99
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Posted originally: 2007-04-24 21:58:36