COMICS -- COMIC BOOKS DESCRIPTIONS
War Of Kings: Darkhawk
#1 (of 2)
Written by C.B. Cebulski
Penciled by Harvey
Cover by Brandon Peterson
As WAR OF KINGS
approaches, the ascension of Darkhawk begins1 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 Darkawk takes off!
48 pages/ Rated T+
War Of Kings Marvel
Written by John Rhett
Since the early '70s,
Marvel's cosmic comics have occupied a corner of the Marvel Universe that has
provided some of the best and biggest stories the company has ever produced. And
now in the shadow of the twin triumphs of ANNIHILATION and ANNIHILATION:
CONQUEST, and springing directly from the action of SECRET INVASION comes WAR OF
KINGS! As DARK REIGN confounds planet Earth the Inhumans are on a collision
course with the Shi'Ar Empire. Anyone who has been following the action from
X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS through EMPEROR VULCAN knows what's in store for Black
Bolt when he squares off against the most powerful mutant among the stars! It
all sets up the kind of sweeping cosmic event that will provide some awesome
reading pleasure through 2009 - and SPOTLIGHT is there to give you full insider
access with the creators and characters behind the event!
32 pages/ Rated T+
War Machine: Weapon of
Written by Christos N.
Penciled by Sean Chen
Cover by Adi Granov
A Secret Invasion Tie-In!
The battle between War
Machine and the Skrull invaders rockets to its shattering conclusion! And the
Winter Guard is in the thick of it- but as friend or foe? Also, if you've
been wondering just how far Rhodey's transformation goes, you do not want to
miss this issue, which launches next month's WAR MACHINE #1
32 pages/ Rated T+
WHAT IF 200
Written by MARC
GUGGENHEIM & STAN LEE
Penciled by DAVE WILKINS & DALE EAGLESHAM
Cover by DAVE WILKINS
Finally, celebrate the historic 200th issue of What If? Since debuting in 1977,
What If? has become a corner staple in the Marvel Universe by spotlighting
"the road not traveled" by many of its heroes & villains as well
as the domino effect that the point of divergence creates. What If? 200 offers
two titanic tales- the main story is one with a different POV on Siege,
"What If Norman Osborn Won the Siege of Asgard?" What if the Sentry
didn't lose control of the Void during battle, allowing for the Siege to
ultimately decimate our heroes? With Osborn on top of the world, only one force
stands in his way: Doom... and he's not alone as he rebuilds the Cabal with the
X-Men?! By Marc Guggenheim and Dave Wilkins. The second tale is one that will be
talked about amongst the multiverse: the murder of Galactus at the hands
of...the WATCHER!?! Based on the events in the classic "Coming of Galactus"
storyline in 'The Fantastic Four 48-50,' this one is written by none other than
the scribe of those original stories, Stan "The Man" Lee, himself.
Joining him is recent FF artist, Dale Eaglesham. If there is only one back-up
story you'll read this year, true believers, it must be this one!
64 PGS./Rated T+
WEB WARRIORS #10
(W) Mike Costa (A) David Baldeon & Various (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
• What do a giant spider-robot, a cartoon pig from the future and a lady with four robotic arms have in common?
• They're all stuck on Earth-001 with the WEB-WARRIORS!
• But what's been happening while they've been gone?! WHAT CHAOS HAS SPREAD ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE?
• BONUS: Keep your eyes peeled, and you might just spot a clue to the events that are about to unfold in "DEAD NO MORE"!
32 PGS./FC/Rated T+
WINTER SOLDIER #17
(W) Jason Latour (A) Nic
Klein (CA) Declan Shalve
• Writer Jason
Latour (Loose Ends, Wolverine) and artist Nic Klein (Dancer, Viking, Doc Savage)
begin the third explosive chapter of THE WINTER SOLDIER'S newest deadly mission.
• S.H.I.E.L.D. is crippled, the world is on it's knees and the only
thing that stands in the way of THE ELECTRIC GHOST'S devastating master plan is
• But how can Bucky act when the cost of winning this battle may
just be the loss of his own future?
32 Pgs./Rated T+
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #11
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Ig Guara, Walden Wong (CA) Bengal
CIVIL WAR II TIE-IN!
DESTINY COMES KNOCKING FOR WOLVERINE!
• LAURA KINNEY has fought all her life to avoid a destiny she did not want.
• She has fought against instincts that would make her nothing more than a weapon to be used by others, instead becoming a hero - becoming WOLVERINE.
• But now, destiny intrudes again, this time threatening those dearest to her. And with a SUPER HERO CIVIL WAR tearing her world apart, is there any hope that Wolverine will emerge victorious? Or will she finally succumb to destiny?
32 Pgs./Rated T+
DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE
(W) Rob Williams (A)
Matteo Buffagni & Andrea Mutti (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
Rob Williams (W)
Matteo Buffagni & Andrea Mutti (A)
Covers By Giuseppe Camuncoli
Disease Is In Its Final Stages. What Choices Will He Makes When Finally
Faced With Death?Will He Die Here And What Will His Final Actions Be?
Confrontation Between Daken
And His Father, Wolverine.
32 Pgs. (Each) /Parental Advisory
(W) Jeph Loeb (A/CA) Simone Bianchi
Sabretooth is back - but which one
is the real one?
Where has Sabretooth been and whose
side is he on this time?
The identity of the red-headed woman
who came to Wolverine's rescue is revealed!
32 Pgs./Parental Advisory
(W) Paul Cornell (A/CA)
• Wolverine takes
a road trip into the valley of death with Kitty Pryde!
• But there's a hefty bounty on Logan's head, and every villain and
mercenary is popping out of the woodwork to try to take him down.
• First up: Batroc the Leaper!
(W) Ray Fawkes (A/CA)
Sinister strikes! As
Daken lies crippled and fading, and Shogun sees death looming for himself and
his entire Weapon X crew, only Wolverine's legacy--X-23, Sabretooth, Mystique
and Lady Deathstrike--can save them all. But none of them can be trusted!
32 Pgs./FC /Parental
WOLVERINE BEST THERE
Written by CHARLIE HUSTON
Penciled by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
At last, Logan comes face-to-face with Contagion, the man?who has put him
through Hell too many times to count. And?Contagion is about to find out that
even after you dissect,?dismember, mutilate and eviscerate the Wolverine, he's
still the best there is at what he does. Don't miss this skin-flaying final
chapter of Huston's opening arc!
32 PGS./Rated T+
Wolverine: First Class
Written by Fred Van Lente
Art by Francis Portena
Cover by David Williams
& Wil Quintana
Though a lycanthrope's
bite has turned Wolverine into a true ragging beast of the night, he may have at
last found peace in his werewolf pack. But when he learns that the focus of the
pack's vengeance is Kitty Pryde's father only Jack Russell, the Werewolf-by
Night, may be able to stop him in time!
32 pages/ Rated A
Firebreak #1 One-Shot
Written by Mike Carey
Art and Cover by Scott
A brand-new stand-alone
story by X-Men's mike Carey and Omega Flight's Scott Kollins! Everyone knows
that Wolverine is an expert tracker, but what about when he's been blinded? The
fighting Canadian must lead a vacationing family out of the woods, using only
his 4 remaining senses and the help of that same family. Things get more
complicated, however with a visit from Advanced Idea Mechanics. Also, as an
added bonus; a special back-up story by macon Blair (24seven) and Vasilis Lolos
(Pirates of Coney Island).
48 pages / Rated T+
Cover by Marcelo Frusin
Death Song of J. Patrick Smitty"
Times-best selling author Gregg Hurwitz (The Crime Writer) and
Marcelo Frusin (Hellblazer) bring you a gritty, self-contained
story! It's Wolverine as you've never seen him before! A botched
bank heist. A dozen dead civilians. A man on the run. Smitty's a
two-bit hoodlum with blood on his hands an a monster nipping at his
hells. A relentless force of nature whose senses are as sharp as his
claws. Smitty is going to die, and he knows it. The only question
is: when? To understand the ending, you must start at the beginning.
And Smitty's story is a killer.
48 pages/ Rated T+
Wolverine: Origins #32
Written by Daniel Way
Penciled & Cover by
Cover by Simone Bianchi
"THE FAMILY BUSINESS"
Wolverine and Daken go
toe-to-toe with one of the most sadistic villains in the Marvel Universe: CYBER!
Looking to settle scores on many fronts. Cyber has returned to wreak havoc! How
will Wolverine defeat the one man he's ever feared ... and how can he trust his
son not to betray him? Part 2 (of 2)
32 pages/ Parental Advisory
Origins Annual #1
Written by Daniel Way
Pencils and Cover by
"Return To Madripoor"
Madripoor. A dirty town
custom-made for dirty work. A long time ago, one man ruled this place with an
iron fist, a wicked grin...and a patch over one eye. That man is back, and he's
looking for answers. Problem is, the answers are dying faster than he can ask
the questions. Is there a new player in town...or is it the same old game? Don't
miss Logan's long-awaiting return to Madripoor, a twisted tour leading from the
blood-streaked gutters of Lowtown to the glittering, razor-sharp spires of
hightown and back again.
48 pages / Parental
Wolverine Killing Made
Written by Christopher
Yost & Todd Dezago
Penciled by Koi Turnbull
& Steve Kurth
Cover by Stephen Segovia
Wolverine's hard to kill,
sure - but if one guy knows how to do it...it's WOLVERINE himself! In this
one-shot, X-FORCE co-writer Christopher Yost and superstar Koi Turnbull have all
the answers as Wolverine faces down NANNY and ORPHAN-MAKER and lets former NEW
X-MEN member TRANCE in on all his secrets...And in a special bonus tale, TELLOS
writer Todd Dezago and NEWUNIVERSAL's Steve Kruth send Logan to the Arctic
Circle, and show us that there's always one more way to die...
48 pages/ Parental Advisory
Destiny #4 (of 4)
Written by Jason Aaron
Penciled by Stephen
Cover by Dave Wilkins
Last time Wolverine
tangled with the four mystical warriors of the Black Dragon Death squad, it very
nearly cost him his life. But this time he's got some help as every kung fu
school in Chinatown unites behind him - including the reunited Sons of the
Tiger! But at what price will come victory? And what dark decision will
Wolverine be forced to make?
32 pages/ Parental
Ultimate Wolverine vs.
Written by Damon Lindelof
Pencils & Cover by
Leinil Francis Yu
Doctor Bruce Banner, Mass
Murderer, Responsible for the death of hundreds in New York City. Now, he
wanders the globe in search of inner peace - in an attempt to never again
unleash the monster within. Banner travels through Paris, Ireland, India and
finally to the hills of Tibet...where at last he finds Nirvana. And that is
precisely when Wolverine shows up. To kill him. Let the games begin. Lost
co-creator Damon Lindelof and superstar Leinil Francis Yu continue the fight of
32 pages/ Rated T+
WHAT IF WOLVERINE
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Penciled by GREG TOCCHINI
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Back-Up Story By RICK REMENDER & SHAWN MOLL
If there's one person who shouldn't raise a child, it's a berserker killing
machine. In the regular Marvel Universe, Logan wasn't there for Daken, and his
son grew up to become the murderous Dark Wolverine. But what would have happened
if Logan had known of Daken's existence as a child, and had taken him under his
wing from his first moments? Can a child with Logan's blood running through his
veins ever turn his back on murder? Can Logan find redemption and be a good
father? Raising Daken will be Wolverine's greatest battle. PLUS, What If: The
Venom Symbiote Possessed Deadpool - Part 2!
40 PGS./Rated T+
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #36
(W) Jason Aaron (A)
Giuseppe Camuncoli (CA) Arthur Adams
BATTLE OF THE ATOM PART
• The end of the first month ends with a huge twist! NO SPOILERS!
• The fate of the All-New X-Men is decided here!
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN
(W) Jason Latour (A)
TBD (CA) Mahmud A. Asrar
Happy Birthday, Quentin
• Party crasher Wolverine gets more than he bargained for when he
realizes who Quentin's bouncers are.
32 PGS./FC / Rated T+
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN
ALPHA AND OMEGA #1 Of(5)
(W) Brian Wood (A) Max Brooks, Roland Boschi (CA) Mark Brooks
DEBUT ISSUE BY
BEST-SELLING AUTHOR BRIAN WOOD (DMZ, DEMO, DV8, NORTHLANDERS)
IT'S WOLVERINE VERSUS
KID OMEGA FOR DOMINANCE OF THE JEAN GREY SCHOOL.
DISCOVER THAT THE HARDEST PRISON TO ESCAPE CAN BE HIS OWN MIND.