Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Marvel's July Solicits

Boring. That's July for Marvel. Boring. There's some neat covers, including a fantastic Phil Jimenez cover for Amazing Spider-Man, and some cool floppies, but otherwise, there's a dearth of interesting material. Here's a couple things I want:

PUNISHER: WELCOME BACK, FRANK PREMIERE HC
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by STEVE DILLON
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
The bestselling saga that redefined one of the Marvel Universe’s most unique characters! Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon deliver a wild ride of innovative chaos, reinstating the Punisher as an unstoppable force dispensing his vigilante justice on the streets of New York City. But not everyone is happy to see him return: Two unlucky cops draw the unenviable task of capturing him, while the ruthless Ma Gnucci and her gang will stop at nothing to see him dead. The Punisher also must contend with nosy neighbors and the rise of three copycats – the Holy, Elite and Mr. Payback – who want him to join their crime-cleansing force. Collecting PUNISHER (2000) #1-12.
288 PGS./Parental Advisory …$24.99

And yes, I already own this in single issue format, so I'm not sure I'm going to be picking this up. These 12 issues are terrifically funny and dark and interesting. It's a very tight twelve issues.

FANTASTIC FOUR #559
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH
You should have remembered the old adage, Johnny: love the woman, love her family. And when the woman is the super-villain called Psionics, that raises the stakes to a whole other level. Now it’s the morning after, and Lightwave, Natalie X, Alex U-16, Doc Banner and the Burning Man expect you to live up to your responsibilities. It’s the Human Torch’s worst break-up ever—or will it be a shotgun wedding? Plus: where in the world is Doctor Doom?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

We all know I'm going to be getting this, but judging from the description, it looks my complaints about the underdeveloped subplot in 556 is not really too much of a concern. Also, the cover's pretty jazzy.

Anyways, so that's it for Marvel.

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