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August 8, 2006

Mythos - Hulk Preview

The following was originally posted on ComicsContinuum.com:

FIRST LOOK: MYTHOS: HULK

Mythos: Hulk will arrive in stores on August 30 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Paul Jenkins, with art and cover by Paolo Rivera.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"A fully-painted retelling of the origin and earliest days of the gamma-powered titan, updated and reimagined by Paul Jenkins and Paolo Rivera!"

Mythos: Hulk will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.

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September 19, 2006

Hulk Comics For December

The following was originally posted on ComicBookResources.com:

INCREDIBLE HULK #101

Written by Greg Pak, penciled by Carlo Pagulayan and Gary Frank, cover by Ladronn, variant cover by Michael Turner.

"Planet Hulk: Allegiance," part 2. Accompanied by Caiera the Oldstrong and Hiroim the Shamed, the Hulk heads into the hold of the Shadow Elders to learn if he truly is the legendary savior known as the Sakaarson -- or just another angry monster. Also -- secrets revealed about the Great Portal! The final showdown with the Spikes! Elloe makes a shocking decision! And the Hulk smashes and smashes and smashes some more! Featuring pencils by the brilliant Carlo Pagulayan as well as a slew of pages by a surprise guest artist!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 6.


SHE-HULK #14

Written by Dan Slott, penciled by Rick Burchett, cover by Greg Horn.

"Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Awesome Andy But Were Afraid to Ask." Ever wonder how the Mad Thinker's Awesome Android becamse Awesome Andy? It's the origin you never expected‹complete with a bombastic battle against the Mighty Thor! And an ending that'll knock your block off! Also, in the aftermath of Civil War, She-Hulk's life takes one more life-altering turn, courtesy of a mysterious cast member from the pages of the Incredible Hulk. This builds into the start of next month's... Planet (w/o a) Hulk.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 20.


MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL

Written by Mike Carey, Roger Langridge, Scott Gray and Shaenon Garrity, penciled by Mike Perkins, Langridge and Ron Lim, cover by Frazer irving.

Join us in this year's follow-up to last year's Holiday Special! Thrill to the return of the Fin Fang Four! Enjoy the holidays with Thing and Annihilus! And much, much more!

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 6.


ONSLAUGHT REBORN #2

Written by Jeph Loeb, pencils and cover by Rob Liefeld, variant cover by Joe Madureira.

The battle for the fate of the Marvel Universe has begun! The Fantastic Four are joined by Hulk, Thor, Captain America, and the Avengers -- all going head-to-head against the most dangerous creature ever created: Onslaught! All-out action as only Jeph Loeb and Rob Liefeld can deliver!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 13.


MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #8

Written by Tony Bedard, pencils by Shannon Gallant, cover by Sean Chen.

The Wrecker. The U-Foes. The Juggernaut. What do these villains have in common? They all hate the mighty Avengers. Can our heroes survive the onslaught when they join forces?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 20.


BULLET POINTS #2

Written by J. Michael Strazynski, pencils and cover by Tommy Lee Edwards.

With military policeman Ben Parker killed during the assassination of Dr. Abraham Erskine (the developer of the Super Soldier serum), Peter Parker has become a disenchanted teen, angry at the world. After he wanders in front of the path of a gamma bomb test, how dangerous does the combination of a lonely, angry boy and the lethal power of a rampaging Hulk-ish monster become? Steve Rogers, the WWII hero known as Iron Man, is about to find out.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 6.


ULTIMATES 2 #13

Written by Mark Millar, pencils and cover by Bryan Hitch.

"Grand Theft America." The concluding chapter of the Millar/Hitch tenure on Ultimates has finally arrived! All the running plot lines come to their cataclysmic end in these pages as the Team Supreme puts everything they've got into a grand finale that will take its place alongside the finest comics of the past decade. Alliances are made and relationships are severed in a tale.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 20.

September 27, 2006

Incredible Hulk #99 Preview

The following was originally posted on ComicsContinuum.com:

First Look: Incredible Hulk #99

Incredible Hulk #99 will arrive in stores on Oct. 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Greg Pak, with art by Aaron Lopresti and a cover by Ladronn.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"'Planet Hulk: Anarchy,' part 4. When an insanely powerful, legendary enemy threatens the entire planet, will the Hulk and his army of rebels fight alone -- or join forces with the Empire? Plus, stunning revelations and shocking developments regarding Caiera the Oldstrong, the Emperor's gray-skinned Shadow Guard. And Miek and his hivelings come face-to-face with the destiny of their species. The legend grows and the smashing continues as the 'Planet Hulk: Anarchy' storyline reaches its mind-blowing conclusion."

Incredible Hulk #99 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.

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October 10, 2006

Incredible Hulk #100 Preview

The following was originally posted on ComicsContinuum.com:

FIRST LOOK: INCREDIBLE HULK #100

Incredible Hulk #100 will arrive in stores on Nov. 1 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Greg Park, with art by Carlo Pagulayan and Gary Frank, a cover by Ladronn and a variant cover by Michael Turner.

Here's how Marvel describes the book:

"Civil War is going to get a taste of the incredible as the seeds are planted for next year's epic World War Hulk. The milestone centennial issue of Incredible Hulk will feature a back-up story penned by Greg Pak with pencils by Gary Frank bringing to readers a very important Civil War story that examines whether the Illuminati was justified in banishing the Hulk into space. Plus, learn more about the Thor clone that debuted in Civil War #3 and killed Goliath in Civil War #4.

"Not only will this Hulk-sized issue contain an important Civil War back-up story and reprints of the Incredible Hulk #3, #143, and #152, but this issue continues the instant-classic Planet Hulk story as the next chapter, 'Planet Hulk: Allegiance,' begins.

"Will the Hulk save Sakaar from the planet's greatest enemies or will he fulfill the prophecy of the Sakkarson and be revealed as the Worldbreaker? It's an all-out smash-fest as the Hulk and Caiera the Oldstrong lead their warriors against the horrifying Spikes. And amidst the battle, Miek undergoes a shocking development."

Incredible Hulk #100 will be 104 pages and will cost $3.99.

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October 17, 2006

Hulk Comics For January

The following was originally posted on ComicBookResources.com:

INCREDIBLE HULK #102
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by AARON LOPRESTI
Cover by LADRÖNN
Planet Hulk: Allegiance, Part 3
Armies clash and titans smash as the Green Scar and the Red King throw down over Crown City! It's the fight we've all been waiting for - after ten epic issues in the "Planet Hulk" saga, the Hulk and the Emperor finally meet again. But will this savage showdown between the Hulk's rage and the Emperor's ruthlessness lead to the liberation - or total destruction -- of the Hulk, his crew, and the people and planet of Sakaar?
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

SHE-HULK #15
Written by DAN SLOTT
Penciled by RICK BURCHETT
Cover by GREG HORN
PLANET WITHOUT A HULK: Part 1 of 4
Now that the ILLUMINATI have shot the HULK into space... Who's going to fight all of his bad guys? Enter SHE-HULK: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Spinning out of events from CIVIL WAR and PLANET HULK, the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D. is shipping She-Hulk off to Hulk-related hotspots around the globe-- where she'll be taking on villains from A-Z! Or, in this case, from the Abomination to Zzzax! That's right, gamma-fans, it's the Emerald Amazon in her most ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE EVER! AND IT ALL STARTS HERE!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ONSLAUGHT REBORN #3 (of 5)
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils and Cover by ROB LIEFELD
50/50 Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
It's Thor versus Hulk for the throw-down of the millennium! But how can this be!?! How can Hulk and Thor be face-to-face!?! What sort of inter-dimensional havoc has the return of Onslaught wreaked? And why don't Reed Richards and Sue Storm know their own son? The mysteries deepen as the action never lets up!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99


ULTIMATE CIVIL WAR SPIDER-HAM CRISIS (FEATURING WOLVER-HAM) #1
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Penciled by MIKE WIERINGO, MIKE ALLRED, JOHN SEVERIN, NICK DRAGOTTA, ARIEL OLIVETTI and JIM MAHFOOD
Cover by MIKE WIERINGO
You asked for it, you got it! Quite possibly the most important comic ever! A life-changing event that will change the way you look at yourself and the world around you! Spinning out of the page of CIVIL WAR -- and every other top-selling comic crossover event you can think of - it's ULTIMATE CIVIL WAR SPIDER-HAM FRISIS (FEATURING WOLVER-HAM)!!! He's little, he's pink, he knows how to bring home the bacon. He's Spider-Ham - and he's about to embark a kaleidoscopic, time-spanning, universe-shifting journey that will prove just how big a pig he really is. Guest-starring: Iron Ham, Deviled Ham, Fantastic Ham, Green Ham, Ant-Ham, Ultimate Captain Ham, Hambit, Hamneto, and everyone's favorite Sorcerer Supreme -- whathisface? You know, the guy with the blue tights and red cape…Mustache…Man-servant named Wong? -- anyway, you know who I'm talking about. He's in it, too. And Wolver-Ham - did I mention him?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DEFENDERS: INDEFENSIBLE TPB
Written by KEITH GIFFEN & J.M. DEMATTEIS
Penciled by KEVIN MAGUIRE
Cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE
Wong possessed by Nightmare! Dormammu and Umar in unholy alliance! The Hulk and the Sub-Mariner at each other's throats! The Silver Surfer...uh...surfing. Can Doctor Strange reunite the Defenders and save "Reality As We Know It?" Only the Ancient One knows for sure! Collecting DEFENDERS #1-5.
120 PGS./Rated T+ ...$13.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1762-8

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December 30, 2006

Incredible Hulk #102 Preview

The following was originally posted on MileHighComics.com:

MileHighComics.com has posted a four page preview page of The Incredible Hulk #102, written by Greg Pak with pencils by Aaron Lopresti.

Click here to read the pages -- and learn the origins of the Spikes!

The Incredible Hulk #102 hits comic book stores on January 4.

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January 31, 2007

Incredible Hulk #103 Preview

The following was originally posted on ComicsContinuum.com:

FIRST LOOK: INCREDIBLE HULK #103

Incredible Hulk #103 will arrive in stores on Jan. 10 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Greg Pak, with art by Aaron Lopresti and a cover by Ladronn.

Here's how Marvel describes the book:

"'Planet Hulk: Allegiance, Part 4.' The wedding of the Hulk! That's right. In an effort to keep peace amongst the different races of Sakaar, Hulk smashes but he also loves...and takes a queen. As Planet Hulk moves toward its monumental end and World War Hulk looms on the horizon, this is a critical moment of what may be the Hulk¹s most epic tale!"

The Incredible Hulk #103 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.

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March 5, 2007

Onslaught Reborn #3 Preview

The following was originally posted on ComicsContinuum.com

FIRST LOOK: ONSLAUGHT REBORN #3

Onslaught Reborn #3 will arrive in stores on March 7 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Jeph Loeb, with art and cover by Rob Liefeld.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"It's Thor versus Hulk for the throw-down of the millennium! But how can this be? How can Hulk and Thor be face-to-face? What sort of inter-dimensional havoc has the return of Onslaught wreaked? And why don¹'t Reed Richards and Sue Storm know their own son? The mysteries deepen as the action never lets up! "

Onslaught Reborn #3 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.

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March 6, 2007

Incredible Hulk #104 Preview

The following was originally posted on PopCultureShock.com:

FIRST LOOK: INCREDIBLE HULK #104

Incredible Hulk #104 will arrive in stores on March 7 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Greg Pak, with art by Carlo Pagulayan and a cover by Ladronn.

Here's how Marvel describes the book:

When Miek discovers the shuttle that brought the Hulk to Sakaar, the Green King faces his ultimate test of rage. Will he stay to rule the people for whom he has fought and bled for the past twelve issues — or will he seize the opportunity to wreak his vengeance on the Marvel “heroes” who sent him into this world of slavery, horror, and war? Also — the Spikes meet their destiny and Hulk and Caiera face the culmination of their greatest hopes and fears. The final two chapters of “Planet Hulk” begin here — don’t miss this critical countdown to “World War Hulk!”

The Incredible Hulk #104 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.

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March 16, 2007

Hulk Comics For June

The following was originally posted on ComicsContinuum.com:

WORLD WAR HULK #1

Written by Greg Pak, penciled by John Romita Jr., cover by David Finch, variant cover by Romita.

Marvel's massive summer smashfest begins! Exiled by a group of Marvel "heroes" to the savage alien planet of Sakaar, the Hulk raged, bled and conquered through the pages of last year's "Planet Hulk" epic, rising from slave to gladiator to king. Now the Hulk returns to Earth to wreak his terrible vengeance on Iron Man, Reed Richards, Dr. Strange and Black Bolt -- and anyone else who gets in his way. Stronger than ever, accompanied by his monstrous Warbound gladiator allies, and possessed by the fiercest and purest rage imaginable, the Hulk may just tear this stupid planet in half. The epic story of anger unbound begins with this special double-sized issue written by "Planet Hulk" scribe Greg Pak and penciled by the legendary John Romita, Jr.

48 pages, $3.99.


WORLD WAR HULK: FRONT LINE #1

Written by Paul Jenkins, penciled by Ramon Bachs, cover by John Watson.

Your street-level view of the Hulk's invasion! The Green Goliath has returned to Earth on a collision course with some of Marvel's mightiest heroesŠso what does that mean for the ordinary people caught in the crossfire? Ben Urich and Sally Floyd -- fresh from their appearance in Civil War: Front Line -- pound the pavement to uncover the story behind the story! Plus: Who wants our tireless reporters to take down J. Jonah Jameson, and how do they want them to do it?

32 pages, $2.99.



WORLD WAR HULK: X-MEN #1

Written by Christos Gage, penciled by Andrea Di Vito, cover by Ed McGuinness.

When the Illuminati voted to shoot the Hulk into space, Professor X wasn't there...but the Hulk just found out he was supposed to be. So he shows up at the Xavier Institute to ask a few pointed questions, Hulk style. With the other teams away, only Beast and the New X-Men stand between the massive rage of the Hulk and the Professor...not to mention the younger students who'd be caught in the crossfire. Can the X-Men-in-training survive the wrath of the Jade Giant until the other X-teams get back? Or will the young mutants become casualties of the World War Hulk?

32 pages, $2.99.


INCREDIBLE HULK #107

Written by Greg Pak, art and cover by Gary Frank.

The Illuminati called the Hulk a monster -- and shot him into space. But Amadeus Cho, the boy genius who took on Reed Richards in Incredible Hulk #100, calls the Hulk a hero -- and prepares for his return. With just his big brain, a lot of guts and a few billion dollars stolen from Warren Worthington III, Cho tackles the insane task of building a team of heroes willing to side with the Hulk against the rest of the Marvel Universe. Will Hercules and Angel become the Hulk's Champions? Will Namor be his Defender? And what happens when the Prince of Power meets the Green King on Manhattan's shattered streets?

32 pages, $2.99.


GHOST RIDER #12

Written by Daniel Way, penciled by Javier Saltares, cover by Gabrielle Dell'Otte.

A World War Hulk tie-in! "Apocalypse Soon," Part 1 of 2. Johnny Blaze has -- against the will of the Ghost Rider bonded to his soul -- decided to try to help the people of New York City against the unstoppable juggernaut that is The Hulk...by attacking The Hulk, head-on! Johnny just wants to do some good...but isn't that what he always says before he does something ultimately catastrophic?

32 pages, $2.99.



HEROES FOR HIRE #11

Written by Zeb Wells, penciled by Clay Mann, cover by Clayton Henry.

The Heroes return to New York to find it the first battleground in World War Hulk Will Humbug's recently amplified powers be a factor against Hulk's compatriots, Miek and Brood? Can the heroes salve the wounds of their adoptive city and still turn a profit? Both answers are ³yes² if Misty Knight has anything to say about it!

32 pages, $2.99.



IRON MAN #19

Written by Christos Gage, art by Butch Guice, cover by Gerald Peral.

A World War Hulk tie-in! Something's coming to Earth from deep space...and he's very angry. The Hulk wants revenge, and Iron Man's on his list. Can Tony Stark's space defenses even slow down the green giant? What special armor will Iron Man don against the ultimate opponent? One thing's for sure -- when these titans clash, the shockwaves will rock the Marvel Universe!

32 pages, $2.99.


AVENGERS CLASSIC #1

Written by Stan Lee and Dwayne McDuffie, penciled by Jack Kirby, Mike Oeming and Kevin Maguire, cover by Arthur Adams.

In the tradition of Classic X-Men, we're re-presenting the original Avengers #1 digitally re-mastered with and a brand spankin' new cover by Arthur Adams! There are also two brand new short stories as well! Dwayne McDuffie nd painter Michael Avon Omeing bring you a tale of the Avengers first tumultuous meeting and Stan Lee (who started it all!) and artist Kevin Maguire bring you a compelling tale about how the Avengers really formed!

48 pages, $3.99.

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March 25, 2007

SPOILER: Planet Hulk Last Page Spoiler

The following was originally posted on comiXtreme.com:

Posted by SOTO:

BTW, here's something I finished a couple of weeks ago.
This is the last page(s) of Hulk #105, as Hulk starts ......

Click here to see this awesome, but spoiler heavy image.

For the complete article, click here.

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March 29, 2007

Incredible Hulk #105 Preview

The following was originally posted on ComicsContinuum.com:

FIRST LOOK: INCREDIBLE HULK #105

Incredible Hulk #105 will arrive in stores on April 4 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Greg Pak, with art by Carlo Pagulayan and a cover by Ladronn.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"'Planet Hulk,' conclusion. Sons of Sakaar, remember their names! Korg, Miek, Hiroim, Elloe, the Brood Creature and Caiera the Oldstrong! These are the heroes of Sakaar, the Green Scar's Warbound allies and the Hulk's greatest friends. As they face the terrifying conclusion to the Planet Hulk epic, who will live? Who will die? And who will pay when the Worldbreaker reveals his true face? Don't miss the shocking end to Planet Hulk -- and the launching pad for Marvel's World War Hulk summer event."

Incredible Hulk #105 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.

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April 10, 2007

Planet Hulk Hard Cover And More!

The following was originally posted on Newsarama.com:

This May, the road to war begins in World War Hulk Prologue: World Breaker, as the Hulk begins the long journey to revenge. Written by classic Hulk scribe Peter David and featuring the art of Al Rio, Lee Weeks & Sean Phillips, World War Hulk Prologue: World Breaker brings you up to speed on the Hulk’s recent journey and provides the perfect jumping-on point for readers new and old, who will get a rare glimpse into the psyche of the jade giant.

Months ago, the Illuminati sent Hulk into space, hoping the monster would find peace on another world, leading to the now classic Planet Hulk storyline. Hulk landed on Sakaar, and now through a series of tragic events, the Hulk is back…and he isn’t just going to smash—he’s going to destroy!

In the wake of Civil War, the MU is already in enough chaos as it is, but it’s one boy named Amadeus Cho whose actions may take things to the next level. In Hulk #106, Cho prepares for the Hulk’s arrival by gathering a group of super heroes to side with the Hulk in the coming war. Who will join with the Hulk and who will fight him?

Stephen Gerding, of Kung Fu Rodeo, couldn’t stop raving about Planet Hulk, the best selling epic tale of which every issue sold out and which leads into World War Hulk. “We’ve been treated to a Hulk-as-Conan storyline that writer Greg Pak has made into the most interesting time in the Jade Giant’s life since Peter David left the book,” said Gerding. “Combine the writing with stronger than I’d expected art and amazing covers from Ladronn ... and you have the biggest surprise from Marvel in years.”

With the Planet Hulk HC collection arriving in June to coincide with World War Hulk roaring into the summer, Marvel urges retailers to check their orders for World War Hulk, as the rave reviews for Planet Hulk continue to roll in. Fans, don’t miss your first chance to join the excitement in the pages of World War Hulk Prologue: World Breaker and Hulk #106.

Note: the page count on World War Hulk Prologue: World Breaker has increased from 48 to 64 pages and will now feature an extensive sneak-peak at the World War Hulk event at no extra cost!

WORLD WAR HULK PROLOGUE: WORLD BREAKER (MAR072086)
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by AL RIO, LEE WEEKS & SEAN PHILLIPS
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC – 4/12, On-Sale – 5/2/2007

INCREDIBLE HULK #106 (MAR072085)
Written by GREG PAK
Pencils and Cover by GARY FRANK
Rated A …$2.99
FOC – 4/12, On-Sale – 5/2/2007

HULK: PLANET HULK HC (APR072362)
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN, AARON LOPRESTI, JUAN SANTACRUZ, GARY FRANK, TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
Cover by LADRÖNN
392 PGS./Rated A …$39.99
FOC – 5/10, On-Sale – 6/13/2007

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April 14, 2007

Preview: Lee Weeks on WWH Prologue: Worldbreaker

The following was originally posted on Newsarama.com:

Click on the images below to see some of Lee Week's preview art from WWH Prologue: Worldbreaker.

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April 15, 2007

Hulk Comics For July

The following was originally posted on Newsarama.com:

WORLD WAR HULK #2 (of 5)
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cover by DAVID FINCH
Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
The puny human "heroes" of Earth, including Reed Richards, Iron Man, Dr. Strange and Black Bolt, called the Hulk a monster and shot him into space. Now the Hulk has returned with a rage that knows no bounds—and he has a posse! Can the mightiest powerhouses of the Avengers stop the Hulk and his cadre of super-powered Warbound gladiators as they carve their path of mayhem through the concrete canyons of Manhattan? Can battling Ben Grimm and the rest of the Fantastic Four save Reed Richards from the Hulk's wrath? And what hope can She-Hulk have of calming her great green cousin's terrible rage?
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WORLD WAR HULK: FRONT LINE #2 (of 6)
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Art by RAMON BACHS, SHAWN MARTINBROUGH & CHRIS MORENO
Cover by JOHN WATSON
Your man-on-the-street view of WORLD WAR HULK continues here - - with three separate features all written by Paul Jenkins! First, Ben Urich and Sally Floyd, now running their own newspaper, attempt to single-handedly cover a story that even the big boys can't -- featuring art by Ramon Bachs (CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE)! Then, costume division detective Danny Granville and the alien known as Korg race to figure out who killed one of Hulk's allies - - with art by Shawn Martinbrough (JSA Classified)! Finally, Chris Moreno (Sidekick) proves that the Hulk’s invasion of Manhattan is actually something to laugh at!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #108
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Cover by GARY FRANK
By hook and by crook, teen genius Amadeus Cho has done the impossible -- assembling a team of heroes crazy enough to side with the Hulk upon his return to Earth. But what happens when these Renegades finally come face-to-face with the Hulk's alien Warbound allies -- while civilians struggle to survive in the shattered streets of Manhattan? Amadeus Cho may just learn the difference between playing a hero -- and being one. Featuring the return of "Planet Hulk" artist extraordinaire Carlo Pagulayan with his first pencils on Planet Earth in over a year!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: WORLD WAR HULK
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
In June, WORLD WAR HULK explodes onto the Marvel scene and SPOTLIGHT is going to be there to cover it - once we make sure our reporters have their life insurance policies updated! The Green-skinned Goliath has returned from Planet Hulk and he wants to pay back the do-gooders who ponied up for that supposedly one-way ticket into outer space! And if there's any collateral damage? Well...it wouldn't be a good issue of MARVEL SPOTLIGHT without that! We'll be talking to HULK creators past and present, pulling back the curtain on the big event of 2007, as well as taking a look back at the classic HULK stories of the past! Armed and ready to deliver the biggest, broadest Hulk coverage out there, we'll be bringing beans, puppies, buckets of industrial strength Gamma-Ray-B-Gone - anything we can think of to protect us against the rampaging man-beast that is the Incredible Hulk! Be there or be scared!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WORLD WAR HULK: GAMMA CORPS #1 & 2 (of 4)
Written by FRANK TIERI
Penciled by CARLOS FERREIRA
Cover by STEPHANE ROUX
The Hulk. The Abomination. The Leader. The Harpy. Doc Samson. Born of gamma radiation, they represented a new chapter of humanity. Now, spawned through their respective DNA has come the next generation... the Gamma Corps. Recruited and trained by the enigmatic General Ryker, their mission is a simple one-- to kill the Incredible Hulk. And considering he's facing 5-1 odds, is that a mission even this new and improved version of the Green Goliath can prevent?
32 PGS. Each/Rated A …$2.99 Each

WORLD WAR HULK: X-MEN #2 (of 3)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Penciled by ANDREA DI VITO
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
It's an all-out action issue as the Astonishing X-Men battle the Hulk in defense of Professor Xavier's dream! You've never seen a Hulk/Wolverine matchup this savage! Plus, what other members of the extended X-Men family will respond to the distress call...and will there be anything left when they do? Featuring Juggernaut!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #4
Written by DAN SLOTT
Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
WORLD WAR HULK CROSSOVER!
"GREEN ZONE" Part 1 of 2
When the Hulk and his Warbound invade America, the Superhuman Armed Forces answer the call! Our young recruits have seen plenty of action, but will it prepare them for ALL-OUT WAR?! In this time of crisis, will SHE-HULK be able to take IRON MAN'S orders? And what is HARDBALL hiding from everyone? Believe it or not, it's a secret that could turn the tide of the entire WAR!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

GHOST RIDER #13
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by JAVIER SALTARES
Cover by GABRIELLE DELL'OTTO
“Apocalypse Soon,” Part 2 (of 2)
A WORLD WAR HULK TIE-IN! Well, Johnny got what he wanted. Temporarily setting aside his quest for the remaining avatars of Lucifer, he has forced the Ghost Rider into a confrontation with The Hulk in hopes of saving the innocent. But who’s going to save Ghost Rider? The straight-up beat-down of the decade rumbles to its shocking conclusion!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

IRON MAN #20
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Penciled by BUTCH GUICE
Cover by GERALD PAREL
A WORLD WAR HULK TIE-IN! With Iron Man missing after his battle with the Hulk, S.H.I.E.L.D. is thrown into chaos! Acting Director "Dum Dum" Dugan has to decide whether to try to find Tony Stark, the man who's pushed S.H.I.E.L.D. in a direction he disagrees with...or whether to seize control and run things his way. Also, discover the fate of Iron Man after facing the Hulk's wrath!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN #10
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Pencils and Cover by PHIL HESTER
WORLD WAR HULK tie-in!
Ant-Man is still on the run, hiding from S.H.I.E.L.D. But now things have changed--the Hulk has come to town. Will Ant-Man finally be the hero he was born to become and defend New York City from the Green Goliath? Or will he use this opportunity to loot and pillage a devastated New York? This book ain't called Irredeemable for nothing!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AVENGERS CLASSIC #2
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
Penciled by MICHAEL OEMING
Cover by ART ADAMS
Stan and Jack bring you AVENGERS #2 in all its Hulk-out glory! Plus a bonus back-up story by Dwayne McDuffie and Mike Oeming featuring the INCREDIBLE HULK in a story of misunderstanding and mayhem! Don’t miss out, it’s only 3 bucks!
And check out that far-out Art Adams cover! It’s a gas!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

HEROES FOR HIRE #12
Written by ZEB WELLS & FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by CLAY MANN
Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
When Humbug discovers that insect members of Hulk's Warbound have plans of their own for Earth, the Heroes for Hire infiltrate their great stone starship. But can Humbug be trusted, or is he being seduced by visions of a bug-friendly future? Go behind the battle lines of WORLD WAR HULK in the second part of this exciting crossover! Plus: a special backup tale featuring a top-secret S.H.I.E.L.D. plan to assassinate
the HULK!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #1
Written by PAUL BENJAMIN
Penciled by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
The debut of the newest member of the critically-acclaimed MARVEL ADVENTURES line! Caught in a blast of gamma radiation, brilliant scientist Bruce Banner now finds himself in times of stress turning into the living engine of destruction know as THE INCREDIBLE HULK!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

HULK VISIONARIES: PETER DAVID VOL. 4 TPB
Written by PETER DAVID &BOB HARRAS
Penciled by JEFF PURVES & DAN REED
Cover by JOHN BYRNE
The golden god-man Glorian wants to give the gray Hulk an emotional makeover, but the mysterious Mister Cloot thinks they'd both look better in demon red! Peter David's remarkable run continues as the Hulk goes after gangsters, ghouls and the Grey Gargoyle! Plus: wrestlers, killer whales and more! Guest-starring Iron Man and Werewolf by Night! Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK #355-363, and MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #26 AND #45.
232 PGS./Rated A …$19.99

ESSENTIAL DEFENDERS VOL. 3 TPB
Written by LEN WEIN, CHRIS CLAREMONT, STEVE GERBER, BILL MANTLO, MARY SKRENES, TONY ISABELLA, JIM STARLIN, DON MCGREGOR, ROGER SLIFER, GERRY CONWAY & SCOTT EDELMAN
Penciled by SAL BUSCEMA, KLAUS JANSON, VINCE COLLETTA,MIKE ESPOSITO, FRANK GIACOIA, JOHN TARTAGLIONE, SAM GRAINGER, JIM MOONEY, GIL KANE, JIM STARLIN, DAN ADKINS, DON NEWTON & DON HECK
Cover by ED HANNIGAN
There's nothing the non-team can't handle when mutants, gods, demons and miscreants of the 1950s all get their crack at the sensational super heroes of the seventies! With Luke Cage! The Guardians of the Galaxy! The Son of Satan vs. the Sons of the Serpent! Brain transplants, foreign intrigue and the tumultuous terror of Tapping Tommy! Daredevil, Yellowjacket, Bambi! And introducing...an Elf!? Featuring the first appearance of the ever-reliable Wrecking Crew! Collecting31-60, and Annual 1
592 PGS./Rated A …$16.99

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April 26, 2007

UPDATED: Incredible Hulk #106 Preview

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FIRST LOOK: INCREDIBLE HULK #106

Incredible Hulk #106 will arrive in stores on May 2 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Greg Pak, with art and cover by Gary Frank.

Here's how Marvel describes the book:

"'Warbound,' part 1. When the Hulk returns to Earth for the senses-shattering events of 'World War Hulk,' we can all guess which puny humans will fight against him. But which of Earth's heroes will fight for the Hulk? Don't miss the shocking revelations as Amadeus Cho, the boy genius who took on Reed Richards on behalf of the Hulk in Incredible Hulk #100, confronts She-Hulk and Doc Samson -- and precipitates a gamma-powered smash-fest in the wilds of Jersey!"

Incredible Hulk #106 will be 32 pages and will cost $2.99.

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World War Hulk Prologue: World Breaker Preview

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FIRST LOOK: WORLD WAR HULK PROLOGUE: WORLD BREAKER

World War Hulk Prologue: World Breaker will arrive in stores on May 2 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Peter David, with art by Al Rio, Lee Weeks and Sean Phillips and a cover by John Romita Jr.

Here's how Marvel describes the issue:

"Hulk is coming and no power on Earth can stop him from getting revenge on the Illuminati! What events have led up to the super-human battle-to-end-all-battles? As Hulk's great stone ship approaches the planet, he prepares for the war on the horizon by reliving past conflicts with Iron Man, The Fantastic Four, Doctor Strange and the Inhumans. This is the perfect jumping-on point for this summer's super hero-smashing, city-leveling, bone-crushing, Marvel history-making event!"

World War Hulk Prologue: World Breaker will be 64 pages and will cost $3.99.

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May 1, 2007

Best Shots Extra: Incredible Hulk #106, World War Hulk Prologue

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World War Hulk Prologue: World Breaker
Writer: Peter David
Artist: Various
Marvel Comics
Review by Steve Ekstrom

With the advent of Marvel’s World War Hulk on the horizon, a proper prologue was produced to set establish some undercurrents of plot that will be prevalent throughout this event involving not just the Hulk but the event’s supporting cast. Peter David commits a reader to three intersecting stories that establish an immediate status quo for the characters for the characters and how they will operate for the next several months to come.

Notably, the main thread of the prologue is a Hulk story—with the art chores handled by Al Rio. His story delves into this incarnation of the Hulk and his motivations. It also foreshadows a major potential seed for fans of Hulk’s “war bound” brethren. The immediacy of this story is nice; but the key element of my interest is the Hulk’s interaction with Hiroim aboard the stone spaceship; watch this relationship closely.
A second thread is embedded within the first as Peter David explores the mindscape of the Hulk—David’s work on the “inner mind” of the Hulk over the last 20 years is without peer. With artwork by Lee Weeks, readers view the Hulk’s feelings of betrayal and reflect back on the Hulk’s interaction with the various members of the Illuminati, the secret group of heroes that decided to shoot the Hulk off into space. The third thread segues nicely between the other two—like a braid—as Dr. Leonard Samson continues to confront Jennifer Walters, the powerless She-Hulk, on her decision to rebel against Iron Man and SHIELD and to try to reason with her after she has become aware of the Illuminati’s terrible deeds against her cousin, Bruce Banner. Closely following the events proceeding, Incredible Hulk #106, David works this piece in between the immediate story of Hulk’s final approach to Earth and the interior of the Hulk’s perceptions as a gauge for Walters’ rationale—indicating that the Hulk isn’t as alone as he assumes. She-Hulk’s role in this event is turning out to be crucial with emphasis placed on her role as Banner’s cousin—an interesting twist, in that for years, her role as Banner’s only family member was always downplayed. Sean Phillips adequately handles the artwork for the third sequence.

I really liked the interwoven element within this story—having one writer tell three stories with three different artists at the same time creates an odd sort of “juggling” that gives the overall World Breaker Prologue a really nice texture and depth without sacrificing any of the pacing or copious amounts of time. David’s prowess as a storyteller is precise—each of the character’s voices in his stories ring true—especially in the piece with Samson and Walters. Pound for pound, this economic gem is the meat of the book and definitely worth checking out.

Also included in the World Breaker Prologue are two back-ups, a reprint of a short from Amazing Fantasy Vol. 2 #15, involving the introduction of Amadeus Cho to the supporting cast of the Hulk—written by Greg Pak with art by Takeshi Miyazawa. Having not read this story at the time of its release—I was pleased that this was included. I normally don’t advocate using reprints to fill up a double-sized book like this but the story gives readers a better understanding of what Cho is capable of during this upcoming event. It’s also not a bad little story—I enjoyed it. Also, there is a comical recap of Planet Hulk written and drawn by Chris Giarrusso. I wasn’t sure I wanted to read this piece but by the end of it I was actually laughing out loud at the hilarity of this rendition of Pak’s epic 14 part storyline.

Overall, the World War Hulk Prologue: World Breaker is a great source of information that covers crucial aspects of the upcoming events of World War Hulk and it examines how the Hulk and this story developed from within the Marvel Universe. Without this book, a reader won’t get as much depth—I can foresee this being a slight disadvantage for those readers that insist on only buying issues of books that are pertinent to them and I can see this as a Godsend for any “completists” of this type of event, like myself. For readers that are straddling the fence? I endorse going out and purchasing Hulk #106 and this book—read the Hulk #106 then World Breaker and see for yourself - this event is solid.

Incredible Hulk #106: Warbound Part One
From: Marvel
Writer: Greg Pak
Art: Gary Frank and Jon Sibal
Review by Troy Brownfield

Let’s address this up top: Gary Frank draws the Hulk, and there is much rejoicing. I thoroughly enjoyed much of Peter David’s original run on the Hulk, and one of many bright spots was the turn of Frank on the art chores. He’s a great, clean-lined stylist with a knack for both motion and conversation, not to mention beautiful portrayals of rage (anyone with any doubt should witness his angry Jen on page 3). With him on board, it kicks an already critical chapter of the larger Hulk saga up a notch.

All praises due also to Greg Pak, who’s been steering this ship for going on two years with BIG. HUGE. EPIC. in mind. Considering what’s come before, this is a relatively quiet piece, but nonetheless essential. Our focus is on Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk, of course), Doc Samson, and boy genius Amadeus (reported herein to be the seventh smartest person in the Marvel Universe, making me wonder how he’d stack up against the DCU’s third smartest person, Mr. Terrific).

Much of what’s going on keys in from recent events in Planet Hulk, Civil War, The Initiative and The Illuminati, but Pak elegantly handles the exposition and makes it all easy to stand. In fact, this in effect now part of a larger, unspoken epic that I believe Marvel has been doing for a while; I call it “Iron Man: Paranoid Douchebag.” His remarkably consistent readiness to turn on friends at a moment’s notice is on full display in his handling of Jen, a situation that essentially garners him more enemies, rather than keeping one person in line. We also get to see more of the unseemly side of Reed Richards, as he tracks Amadeus (who does, himself, know that he’s being watched).

The truly crucial moments here come in the conversation (and intermittent action) between Jen, Amadeus and Doc Samson. Jen learns some sad truths about the extent of Samson’s involvement in recent activities, and Amadeus grows in likeability as he demonstrates his devotion to the Hulk. Pak plays this all well, letting the characters represent various ideals as easily as they represent phases of the Hulk’s life. A couple of last minute surprises and the arrival of some very familiar characters make this an extremely solid effort.

It’s an important part of the overall tapestry, but reads well if you’re just arriving. Pak continues to do a great job, and I’m very happy with the involvement of Frank. I know that we have a lot of epic to go, but if it all maintains the consistency and readability of these early chapters, we’ll be looking at one of the all-time definitive Hulk stories.

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May 4, 2007

Incredible Hulk #107 Preview

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FIRST LOOK: INCREDIBLE HULK #107

Incredible Hulk #107 will arrive in stores on June 20 from Marvel Comics. The issue is written by Greg Pak, with art and cover by Gary Frank.

Here's how Marvel describes the book:

"The Illuminati called the Hulk a monster -- and shot him into space. But Amadeus Cho, the boy genius who took on Reed Richards in Incredible Hulk #100, calls the Hulk a hero -- and prepares for his return. With just his big brain, a lot of guts and a few billion dollars stolen from Warren Worthington III, Cho tackles the insane task of building a team of heroes willing to side with the Hulk against the rest of the Marvel Universe. Will Hercules and Angel become the Hulk's Champions? Will Namor be his Defender? And what happens when the Prince of Power meets the Green King on Manhattan's shattered streets? "

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May 21, 2007

Hulk Comics For August

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WORLD WAR HULK #3 (of 5)
Written by Greg Pak
Penciled by John Romita Jr.
Cover by David Finch
Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
The insane Smashfest that is "World War Hulk" continues! The Hulk has never been angrier or stronger or more certain of the vengeance he seeks against Mr. Fantastic, Iron Man, Dr. Strange, and Black Bolt, the four so-called "heroes" who exiled him into space. But can he survive a merciless assault by one of his oldest and most implacable opponents? What defense can he muster when Dr. Strange unleashes the full power of the Sorcerer Supreme? And who will survive when the Hulk's best friend on Earth clashes with the Hulk's first ally from Sakaar?
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #109
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Cover by GARY FRANK
Boy genius Amadeus Cho pulled together a team of Renegades to side with his big green hero during "World War Hulk" -- but what will happen to his faith in the Hulk's heroism when he discovers the horrors lurking beneath Madison Square Garden? The Hulk takes center stage with a terrifying confrontation and a stunning revelation that lays bare the central question of whether the Hulk is a hero -- or a monster.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

WORLD WAR HULK: GAMMA FILES
Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, STEPHEN FAULKNER, AL SJOERDSMA, RONALD BYRD, MADISON CARTER, GABE SCHECTER, ERIC J. MOREELS, SEAN MCQUAID, STUART VANDAL, MICHAEL HOSKIN, DAVID WILTFONG & CHRIS BIGGS
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Who are the rebellious Renegades? Why did the young upstart Mastermind Excello search for the Hulk? How many identities and powers has Rick Jones had? What were the ramifications for the Illuminati for sending Hulk into space? How much destruction did the Hulk cause during his rampage towards vengeance? Find out in the WORLD WAR HULK GAMMA FILES - featuring various characters from Hulk's past including Jim Wilson, Wild Man, Captain Axis, coverage of every single gamma mutate there is, and more! View into the destruction caused during WORLD WAR HULK and the changes it has made on the Marvel Universe. Oh yeah, and the Toad Men, baby!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WORLD WAR HULK: FRONT LINE #3 & 4 (of 6)
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Penciled by RAMON BACHS, SHAWN MARTINBROUGH & CHRIS MORENO
Cover by JOHN WATSON
Get your man-on-the-street view of WORLD WAR HULK! The Green Goliath has ordered the evacuation of New York City -- so what story keeps reporters Ben Urich and Sally Floyd in the path of destruction? And can Costume Division detective Danny Granville solve a murder mystery involving not one, but two of Hulk's Warbound? Plus: two more two-page humor features! The CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE team of writer Paul Jenkins and artist Ramon Bachs welcomes artist Shawn Martinbrough (Detective Comics) and Chris Moreno (Sidekick) to the eye of the storm!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WORLD WAR HULK: GAMMA CORPS #2 (of 4)
Written by Frank Tieri
Pencils and Cover by Staz Johnson
The Gamma Corps want the Hulk dead-- but why? Find out this issue as we explore the individual origins of Corp members Prodigy, Mess, Mr Gabriel and Griffin! Shocking revelations will be made—including the surprising connection one of them has to a former Hulk side kick and how another is actually an ex-member of the Hulk's Rogue's Gallery! Plus, General Ryker fires his first salvo and officially enters WWH!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

WORLD WAR HULK: X-MEN #3 (of 3)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Penciled by ANDREA DI VITO
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
The brutal conclusion! Hulk vs. the Juggernaut and whatever X-Men are left standing in a battle that will have lasting consequences for one of the combatants!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #5
Written by DAN SLOTT
Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
GREEN ZONE Pt.2 of 2
"Secret Weapons"
The Initiative program denies all knowledge of a special Black Ops Team. There is no pardon on file for the super-villain known as the Constrictor. No record of any dealings with the Vietnamese national codenamed Bengal. Tony Stark cannot recall what became of his designs for the Iron Spider armor. And, most importantly, the Superhuman Armed Forces wishes to dispell all rumors of a 199th mutant. We repeat, there is no Mutant Zero. Mutant Zero does NOT exist. That is all.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

HEROES FOR HIRE #13
Written by ZEB WELLS & FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by CLAY MANN & JOHN BOSCO
Cover by SANA TAKEDA
The Heroes for Hire find themselves in the middle of World War Hulk when their mission to Hulk's stoneship leaves them on the Warbound's death list! It's divide-and-conquer as each hero is hunted by a member of the Jade Giant's band of alien soldiers.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AVENGERS CLASSIC #3
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
Painted by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
HULK versus AVENGERS! For the very first time from Avengers #3! Plus, an all new Avengers tale – Iron Man unveils his awesome red and gold armor!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #2
Written by PAUL BENJAMIN
Penciled by JUAN SANTACRUZ
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
On the run from authorities and trying to figure out a way to cure his gamma-irradiated curse, Bruce Banner enlists the help of Jamie Madrox, the Multiple Man. But things get out of hand when a lab accident creates another Hulk…and another…and another.
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99



MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #15
Written by JEFF PARKER
Pencils and Cover by LEONARD KIRK
Sound your horn, Heimdall! Villains march across Bifrost Bridge, to challenge the forces of Odin! But wait... who are these mortals that count themselves as friends of Thor? Avengers? Then bid them to unleash their vengeance lest we face Ragnarok!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

HULK AND POWER PACK: PACK SMASH! DIGEST
Written by MARC SUMERAK, PAUL TOBIN, & CHRIS GIARUSSO
Penciled by DAVID WILLIAMS, ANDY KUHN & CHRIS GIARUSSO
Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS
Power Pack couldn't be more excited to meet their father's new colleague, the world-famous Dr. Bruce Banner. But when the kids find themselves trapped in the tunnels beneath Manhattan by the Absorbing Man, they find out what happens when the good doctor gets angry! Get ready to go gamma as a brand-new team-up begins here! Collecting HULK, POWER PACK #1-4.
96 PGS./All Ages …$6.99

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May 23, 2007

Avengers Classic #1 Preview

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That’s right True Believer, Stan “The Man” Lee is back with a brand new Avengers tale about how the Avengers really got together, featuring the art of fan favorite Kevin Maguire, in June’s Avengers Classic #1. Then there’s another brand new tale by acclaimed Fantastic Four scribe Dwayne McDuffie and painter Michael Avon Oeming (Omega Flight, Powers), showing you just what it was like what it was like when all the members of the Avengers first met! In addition to these short stories, Avengers Classic #1 sports a brand new cover by Arthur Adams, featuring nearly every Avenger ever AND a reprint of the very first Avengers #1! Don’t miss the brand new gorgeous poster featuring this Arthur Adams cover, arriving on the same day as Avengers Classic #1—it’ll look perfect on the wall of any Marvel fan!

Did you hear us? We said Stan Lee is writing an all new Avengers story. Do you really need to know more?

Avengers Classic #1 is a double sized premiere issue, launching this new series that will feature all new Avengers tales set in classic continuity by today’s top creators and featuring a reprint of each issue of Avengers—all in chronological order and with newly re-mastered coloring! You love ‘em when they’re New, love ‘em when they’re Mighty and you’ll love ‘em when they’re Classic!

AVENGERS CLASSIC #1
Written by STAN LEE & DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
Penciled by JACK KIRBY, MIKE OEMING & KEVIN MAGUIRE
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Rated A …$3.99
FOC—5/24/07, On Sale—6/13/07

AVENGERS BY ART ADAMS POSTER
24X36 Color Poster...$6.99
FOC—5/24/07, On Sale—6/13/07

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May 30, 2007

World War Hulk #1 - Aspen Cover

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Aspen MLT has provided Newsarama with your first look at their exclusive cover to World War Hulk #1 by Michael Turner.

Click here for a preview of the first issue, due in stores on June 13th.

Aspen's release for the cover reads:

Aspen Comics is proud to announce the arrival of their latest Exclusive Variant cover for Marvel Comics epic summer event, World War Hulk #1. To celebrate the release of this red-hot limited edition cover by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, Aspen will be offering the title for sale throughout the convention season, starting with the world-premiere release at Wizard World Philadelphia on June 15th-17th. The book will be on sale at the Aspen Comics booth # 801, and will also be made available at Aspen’s other convention stops throughout the summer. As well, the Aspen Comics Exclusive Variant World War Hulk #1 cover will also be available for sale at Aspen’s online store www.AspenStore.com.

“Ever since we turned in the Incredible Hulk #100 cover, I’ve been wanting to tackle drawing another Hulk cover,” explained Michael Turner. “Once our variant to World War Hulk #1 was a go, I knew I had to try and outdo myself. This one sure took a while, but I think the final cover turned out great. I hope all of the Hulk fans like it as much as we do.”

Marvel Comic’s World War Hulk #1 is written by Greg Pak and features stunning artwork by industry legend John Romita Jr., as well as one enormously angry green behemoth looking to exact some revenge—Hulk-smash style! This is THE convention exclusive you do not want to miss, as past Aspen Variant Covers (Civil War #1, Civil War: X-Men #1) have sold out at record pace. Make sure you’re armed, and prepare yourself for war with this incredible variant cover!

For more information on the Aspen Comics Exclusive World War Hulk #1 Variant cover, check www.AspenStore.com or www.AspenComics.com for more details.

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May 31, 2007

World War Hulk Front Line #1 Preview

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During Civil War, reporters Ben Urich and Sally Floyd brought readers a unique look at the street level view of the conflict and they’ve returned just in time to witness a threat larger than the Marvel Universe has ever faced! In World War Hulk: Front Line #1 (of 6), the journalistic duo bring you a unique perspective on the opening shots of this summer’s “incredible” event and the initial conflict between Hulk & Iron Man that might just level Manhattan! This limited series reunites the Civil War: Front Line creative team of writer Paul Jenkins and artist Ramon Bachs to deliver a nuanced look at how the regular world is affected by Hulk’s war, all wrapped up in eye-catching covers by John Watson. Just who wants to help our intrepid reporters take down J. Jonah Jameson and how will the Front Line newspaper figure into it? And when one of Hulk’s allies is murdered by an unknown assailant, the NYPD is put on notice—if this mystery isn’t solved, New York City won’t be standing for much longer!

World War Hulk may have just begun, but it’s already quite the “smash” hit with fans and critics alike. “World War Hulk looks like it’s going to be a blast,” said Squashua of Aint-It-Cool-News.Com.

Troy Brownfield of Newsarama.Com praised the World War Hulk tie-ins released thus far, predicting that the story may just be “one of the all-time definitive Hulk stories.”

Over at IGN.Com, Richard George concurred, calling World War Hulk a “must-read,” deeming early issues “a revelation.”

Grab your press pass and hang out on tight as World War Hulk: Front Line #1 shows you a side of World War Hulk that you won’t find anywhere else. Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on this issue, as all World War Hulk tie-ins and subsequent new printings have sold out at Diamond (though issues may be available at the retail level) and interest continues to grow in this summer’s greenest and meanest comic book blockbuster!

WORLD WAR HULK: FRONT LINE #1 (of 6) (APR072304)
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Penciled by RAMON BACHS
Cover by JOHN WATSON
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC—6/07/07, On Sale—6/27/07

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June 1, 2007

World War Hulk: X-Men #1 Preview

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The Hulk has returned to Earth and he’s making sure the school of hard knocks is in session for the X-Men! In World War Hulk: X-Men #1 (of 3), the Hulk continues his assault against the clandestine cabal known as The Illuminati, the same group who exiled him into space. One member of that group—Professor Charles Xavier—was not part of that decision and now the Hulk wants to know what Xavier would have done…and he’ll destroy the New X-Men to get the answer! But can the X-Men-in-training survive till their mentors arrive to confront the Jade Giant?

Marvel’s summer blockbuster World War Hulk has drawn rave reviews from fans and critics, with sell-outs of the initial tie-in issues & subsequent printings (though copies may be available at the retail level). Now it’s time to witness an epic battle between the Hulk and not one, but TWO, teams of powerful mutants. Who will survive? What will Professor Xavier’s answer be? And when the dust clears, whose side will the X-Men take? Fans can be sure of this—Hulk will smash puny mutants and you won’t want to miss this epic confrontation!

WORLD WAR HULK: X-MEN #1 (of 3) (APR072305)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Penciled by ANDREA DI VITO
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Rated A …$2.99
FOC—6/07/07, On-Sale—6/27/07

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June 9, 2007

UPDATED: World War Hulk #1 Preview

The following was originally posted on Newsarama.com:

The wait is almost over-World War Hulk #1 (of 5) ships this June and nothing in the Marvel Universe will be the same when it's done! This double-sized issue features fan favorite Planet Hulk scribe Greg Pak teaming with industry legend John Romita Jr to bring you the Hulk Smash you never thought you'd see! Looking for revenge on Dr. Strange, Iron Man, Mr. Fantastic and Black Bolt, the Hulk is finally unleashing his true anger.and there just may be no force in the universe that can stop him! Drawn into this conflict will be the Hulk's closest friends and enemies from his past, all of whom will be forced to take sides-but will anyone stand by the Hulk when he means to tear apart the world to quench his thirst for vengeance?

And don't miss out on the upcoming Hulk: Planet Hulk HC, which collects the sold-out storyline that told a pivotal chapter in the Hulk's life, setting the stage for Hulk's terrifying return to Earth.

This year, the biggest event of the summer is coming straight from the House of Ideas-and it's called World War Hulk! And did we mention that World War Hulk #1 is now 64 pages...and still only $3.99!

WORLD WAR HULK #1 (of 5) (APR072302)
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cover by DAVID FINCH
Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Rated T+ .$3.99
FOC-5/24/07, On Sale-6/13/07


For the complete 5 page preview, click here.

For an updated 8 page preview, including a 4 page preview of The Incredible Hulk #107, click here.

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