Friday, November 21, 2008

Marvel's February Solicits

Marvel has put out their solicits, but thanks to the secrecy of Dark Reign, both January and February give no information. Most of the solicits are blank. Great. Way to make me want to buy your comics, Marvel. Thanks. Okay, let's take a look at what I do want to buy.
FANTASTIC FOUR #564
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH
Dear Readers, you have our word that nothing this lame happens inside this very special Christmas issue. Yours sincerely, Mark and Bryan. Part 1 (of 2).
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
Terrible description, but I will still buy it.
WAR OF KINGS: DARKHAWK #1 (of 2)
Written by C.B. CEBULSKI
Penciled by HARVEY TOLIBAO
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
As WAR OF KINGS approaches, the ascension of Darkhawk begins! New Warrior...Avenger...Intergalactic destroyer?! Chris Powell has been many things over his young life, but now he's stepping up with a new life on the East Coast and a serious job at Project: P.E.G.A.S.U.S. But when his past comes back to haunt him and new information about his amulet and its legacy are violently brought to light, Darkhawk realizes he may have to face a much darker destiny that he ever realized. All this, plus the return of the Loners...and a reprint of DARKHAWK #1! You know how ANNIHILATION made you look twice at Nova (now star of a critically acclaimed series)? This is where Darkhawk takes off!
48 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99
What the hell is this? Darkhawk? Good lord.
NEW AVENGERS VOL. 8: SECRET INVASION BOOK 1 TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MICHAEL GAYDOS, DAVID MACK,
JIM CHEUNG & BILLY TAN
Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT
The Avengers are trapped in the Savage Land, battling friend and foe. And Spider-Man heads to the one person in the entire place he knows he can trust: Ka-Zar! But is it really him? This important chapter rewinds the events of the very first New Avengers story and shows how it connects to the Invasion. Plus: the break up of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage; a major development in the life of Echo; and the story of how the Skrull empire was able to infiltrate the Marvel Universe, and who instigated the invasion and why. Collecting NEW AVENGERS #38-42.
120 PGS./Rated A ...$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2947-9
I'll be picking this up, if only because I'm getting the entire run in trade. My thoughts on Secret Invasion don't need to be repeated here, ad nauseum.
WOLVERINE OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC MILLER COVER
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, LEN WEIN, PETER DAVID, MARY JO DUFFY, JAMES C. OWLSLEY & CARL POTTS
Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, HERB TRIMPE, TODD MCFARLANE, KEN LANDGRAF, FRANK MILLER, GENE COLAN, AL MILGROM, MARK BRIGHT, CARL POTTS & JIM LEE
Covers by FRANK MILLER & STEVE MCNIVEN
Some of the most pivotal moments in Wolverine's life, and you are there! His first fight with Sabretooth! His transformation into Weapon X, killing machine! His dynamic debut against the Incredible Hulk, and the solo adventures that led him away from the X-Men to mysterious Madripoor! His mentor Ogun, his lover Charlemagne, and more await discovery in these pages! Plus more classic battles against friends and foes alike! Featuring Spider-Man, Hercules, and the Punisher! Collecting MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #1-10, #72-84; INCREDIBLE HULK #180-182, #340; MARVEL TREASURY EDITION #26; BEST OF MARVEL COMICS HC; WOLVERINE (1982) #1-4, (1988) #1-10; KITTY PRYDE AND WOLVERINE #1-6; SPIDER-MAN VS. WOLVERINE #1; MARVEL AGE ANNUAL #4; PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #6-7.
944 PGS./ Rated T+...$99.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3477-0
Huh. I don't have a love of Wolverine that much, but that seems like quite an encyclopedic collection. I'm not going to buy it, but I thought I'd feature it.

That's it for Marvel. Nothing extremely important... Oh well.

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