Marc-Oliver Frisch writes:
Marc-Oliver Frisch writes:
After the Earth-shattering events of World War Hulk, the Hulk is seemingly no more…but then just who’s the red-skinned behemoth calling himself the Hulk? The acclaimed, superstar creative team of writer Jeph Loeb (Ultimates 3, television’s Heroes) and artist Ed McGuinness present Hulk #1, launching an all-new era for Hulk that kicks off with one of his oldest cast members’ murder! Iron Man, She-Hulk and Leonard Samson are on the case, but with all evidence pointing towards Hulk as the murderer, will justice be done?
This week as part of Archie Comics First Look program, we have a look at BETTY #170, JUGHEAD & FRIENDS DIGEST #25 and SONIC X #27.
The odds are stacked against Logan in Wolverine: Firebreak! A fast-burning chemical-based forest fire temporarily blinds Wolverine, and forces him to rely on his four remaining senses while leading a lost family out of the forest to safety! This brand-new one-shot story by acclaimed author Mike Carey (X-Men) and fan favorite artist Scott Kolins (Omega Flight) also features the enigmatic men and women of the terrorist group Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I.M.). Will Wolverine still be the best at what he does, when he only has four senses to rely upon? And what exactly is A.I.M. doing in the middle of the woods?
A young man’s quest for immortality takes a dark and dangerous turn in one of the most terrifying gothic horror stories, but if the name Dorian Gray doesn’t ring a bell, there’s one comic you must experience this December-- Marvel Illustrated: Picture Of Dorian Gray #1 (of 6). Adapting Oscar Wilde’s controversial novel exploring the very depths of the human experience, legendary writer Roy Thomas teams with penciling sensation Sebastian Fiumara and fan favorite cover artist Gerald Parel for a story that challenges the status quo. A piercing look into the soul of a young man consumed by avarice, this series will leave your jaws on the floor with its shocking twists, turns and revelations.
The most controversial, most talked about series of 2006 was Civil War, in which the super human community was forever changed—but what if it all turned out differently? That question’s at the heart of the star studded What If? Civil War, exploring two different possible endings to the comic book epic, by writers Ed Brubaker (Captain America, Daredevil), Kevin Grevioux (New Warriors) and Christos Gage (World War Hulk: X-Men). Teamed with artists Mark Djudjevic, Gustavo and Harvey Talibao, this What If is a can’t-miss for Civil War fans—and it’s wrapped up in two covers, one by Marc Silvestri and a wraparound by Djurdjevic! And if those two covers didn’t have your jaws on the floor, wait till you see the special Djurdjevic sketch variant, showcasing the acclaimed artist’s cover work like you’ve never seen before!
The newly formed X-Force has found their target—the new mutant child—but with a surprising foe in the way, can victory be achieved? In New X-Men #45, featuring Chapter Eight of the sold-out Messiah CompleX, the mutant strike force battles for their very survival, while the New X-Men are tasked with a mission of grave importance that will determine their futures. But with the X-Men’s ranks depleted, X-Force engaged in mortal combat, Layla and Madrox held captive and Predator X on the move, the future doesn’t look bright for the forces of good!
They helped wage World War Hulk, but now that the Hulk has been defeated, the Warbound strike off on their own! Hulk’s allies take center stage in World War Hulk Aftersmash: Warbound #1 (of 5), from WWH mastermind Greg Pak, fan favorite artist Leonard Kirk (Incredible Hulk) and cover artist Jimmy Cheung (New Avengers: Illuminati)! S.H.I.E.L.D. wants the alien warriors known as the Warbound brought to justice for their role in Hulk’s war of vengeance, but are this unlikely group of allies truly to blame?
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