Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Marvel's April Solicitations

Ultimate Spider-Man is ending? I didn't see that coming. Does that mean the entire Ultimate line is gone? That's sad, but not really. I only ever read Ultimate Spider-Man.
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #133
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN
The end of an era? The last issue of Ultimate Spider-Man? Peter Parker is Spider-Man no more? Is Spider-Man dead and gone in the events of Ultimatum? This final issue will leave you jaw-on-the-floor shocked at the turn of every page!
40 PGS./Rated A ...$3.99
Okay. What's next? Well, I've heard great things about this, so I will probably pick this up.
THOR: AGES OF THUNDER HC
Written by MATT FRACTION
Penciled by PATRICK ZIRCHER, CLAY MANN, DOUG BRAITHWAITE, DAN BRERETON & MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
As the Mighty Thor reclaims his rightful spot in the Marvel Pantheon, we join Matt Fraction and Patrick Zircher as they examine the triumphs and tragedies that have befallen the God of Thunder across the eons. As all the things he holds dearest are threatened by unimaginable forces of evil, Thor must rise up, again and again, to hold the line against terror and chaos as only the God of Thunder can! Plus, For countless millennia, over and again has the mighty, thunderous, impetuous, petulant god Thor raged and rebelled against the leadership of his father and lord, the all-powerful Odin. The capricious tantrums of a selfish titan, spoiled by his own power. But...ODIN HAS HAD ENOUGH! And so as the cycle is repeated in all ages, Thor must ultimately face the fullest wrath of the enraged All-Father! Then, his name was Skurge, and men and god alike knew him as Executioner... and the legend of his life and death reverberate across the walls of Heaven itself. In Asgard, though... no one can quite remember WHAT happened to him. How did he live? How did he die? And why does everyone in Asgard remember it differently? There's trickery at hand so vile even Loki joins Thor in trying to unravel it Collecting THOR: AGES OF THUNDER ONE-SHOT, THOR: REIGN OF BLOOD ONE-SHOT, THOR: MAN OF WAR ONE-SHOT and THOR GOD-SIZED SPECIAL.
160 PGS./Rated T+ ...$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3567-8
Sounds great. And I love Dougie Braithwaite.

Wait, what the f*%& is this? Oh my god.
ESSENTIAL DAZZLER VOL. 2 TPB
Written by DANNY FINGEROTH, STEVEN GRANT, FRANK SPRINGER, JIM SHOOTER, KEN MCDONALD, MIKE CARLIN, LINDA GRANT, BOB DENATALE, ARCHIE GOODWIN & ANN NOCENTI
Penciled by FRANK SPRINGER, MARK BRIGHT, GEOF ISHERWOOD, TOM MORGAN, PAUL CHADWICK, DON PERLIN & AL MILGROM
Cover by JOE JUSKO
No matter how well she handles the Sisterhood of Evil Mutants, Moonstone and Blackout, the Tatterdemalion, and other villains, Alison Blaire never set out to be a super hero just a superstar! But her big film break shatters that dream when she's outed to the public as a mutant, and not even the Beyonder can mend her stricken soul! After a series of adventures with bounty hunters, cults and family secrets, she's ready to start a new life but with the stage, the big screen and the fashion runway all closed to her, what success will she find...in the combat arena? Guest-starring Power Man and Iron Fist, the Inhumans, Millie the Model, and more than half a dozen X-Men! Collecting DAZZLER #22-42, MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL #12, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST #1-4 and SECRET WARS II #4.
688 PGS./Rated A ...$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3730-6
As if somebody asked for this. And not just once, but for a SECOND volume?!?!?

Other than the first two things, there's not really much else to talk about.
Dark Reign continues, War of Kings continues in titles I don't read, and there's a bunch of new Wolverine titles, and a THIRD reboot of Exiles. What else is new, Marvel?

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