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Marvel Comics 04.02.08 | Mutant Mayhem!

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youngxmenheader.jpgIt's mutants, mutants everywhere this April, as Cyclops launches a new X-team in the pages of Young X-Men #1, Wolverine teams up with ol' web-head in Amazing Spider-Man #555 while he's in Japan in the pages of Logan #2, and Cable and Bishop battle for the future of mutantkind in Cable #2. All this, plus a sneak peek at the 3 variant covers of Secret Invasion #1.

 

 

Can The Young X-Men Take Down The Brotherhood?

In the wake of Messiah CompleX, there are no more X-Men...so just who are the Young X-Men? And why has Cyclops sent them after the newly formed Brotherhood? Enter Young X-Men #1, from rising-star scribe Marc Guggenheim (Amazing Spider-Man), fan favorite artist Yanick Paquette and red hot cover artist Terry Dodson! Cyclops' newest team of mutants has been tasked with one mission-eradication of the Brotherhood-and these new mutants are about to learn a hard truth about life after Messiah CompleX! As old allies become deadly enemies, this team of former New X-Men and new recruits must navigate the treacherous waters of a world where every mission could be their last! An X-Men: Divided We Stand tie-in, this series helps lay the foundation for the future of mutants and comes wrapped in a stunning variant cover by the sensational Brandon Peterson! Plus, just wait till you see the shocking last page reveal of the new Brotherhood!

"This is the latest in the streamlining of the X-Books," says X-Editor Nick Lowe.  "Following Messiah CompleX we wanted to make sure that ALL the X-Books were firing on all cylinders and Marc and Yanick do their part."  This isn't your run of the mill teen comic book, though.  "The floor is littered with teen super-hero books and we know it.  All the stops are pulled out for this one-tons of surprises, a rich tradition, a tight tie to X-Continuity and more intrigue than you can shake a stick at.  As well as big consequences for some of your favorite teen mutants (and not just the ones on the cover)!"

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Young X-Men, as the Divided We Stand tie-ins continue to sell out and generate buzz from all corners! Now that the Young X-Men have been brought together, can they accomplish their mission? Or...should they? Find out in Young X-Men #1!

YOUNG X-MEN #1 (FEB082264) (DWS)

YOUNG X-MEN #1 PETERSON VARIANT (FEB082265) (DWS)

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM

Pencils by YANICK PAQUETTE

Cover by TERRY DODSON

Variant Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

Rated A ...$2.99

FOC-3/13/08, On-Sale-4/2/08

Spider-Man & Wolverine Team-Up For A Brand New Day!

Spider-Man, Wolverine and Doctor Strange must team up to discover the truth behind a deadly storm engulfing New York City ! The fourth month of the top-selling Brand New Day storyline continues thrice monthly beginning in Amazing Spider-Man #555, from the can't miss team of fan-favorite writer Zeb Wells , acclaimed artist Chris Bachalo (X-Men) and superstar Simone Bianchi providing a special variant cover (also available as a poster)! But when Spider-Man and his New Avengers teammates run afoul of some brand new, mysterious villains, will they have what it takes to get to the bottom of the case? And can Peter Parker catch a break at the DB?

"It's a cold story with a new type of enemy for Spidey," explained editor Steve Wacker "Between Zeb's unique voice and Chris's always breathtaking and groundbreaking work...this is the month that many fans have been waiting for most and they won't be disappointed."

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on the thrice-monthly Amazing Spider-Man, which continues to top the sales charts and generate mainstream media buzz! Just who-or what-is the new threat to NYC? And if the team of Spider-Man & his Avengers Friends aren't enough to stop it...can anyone?

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #555 (FEB082205)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #555 BIANCHI VARIANT (FEB082206)

Written by ZEB WELLS

Pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO

Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

Rated A ...$2.99

FOC-3/13/08, On-Sale-4/2/08

 

SPIDER-MAN: BRAND NEW DAY BIANCHI POSTER (FEB082315)

24x36 Color Poster...$7.99

FOC-3/20/08, On-Sale-4/16/08

Brian K Vaughan & Eduardo Risso's Acclaimed Logan Continues!

Exploring an important tale from Wolverine's past, Marvel's critically acclaimed new Marvel Knights series continues with Logan #2, from the dream team of Brian K Vaughan (Runaways) and Eduardo Risso! Wolverine has returned to Japan , his memories intact, and has met with a familiar face from his past. But how is this supernatural creature tied to an untold story of Logan 's time in Japan during WW2? And just what was Logan doing in Hiroshima ? This issue is also available as Logan #2 (of 3) Black & White Variant, featuring the same thrilling story and Risso's raw pencils in all their glory!

The critics and fans agree-Logan is a hit, with ComicsBulletin.Com's David Wallace praising the series for its "satisfyingly rounded and realistically grounded approach."

IGN.Com's Daniel Crown awarded Logan an Editor's Choice award, declaring the first issue "outstanding...a must-have."

Following in the tradition of Spider-Man: Reign and Silver Surfer: Requiem, the first issue of this hot new limited series has sold out at Diamond (though there may be copies available at the retail level). Please note that Marvel currently has no plans to go back to press on Logan #1.

Don't miss Logan #2 (of 3), continuing the sold-out series from Vaughan & Risso in two dynamic editions!

LOGAN #2 (of 3) (FEB082269)

LOGAN #2 (of 3) BLACK & WHITE VARIANT (DEC078148)

Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

Pencils & Cover by EDUARDO RISSO

Colored by DEAN WHITE

Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory ...$3.99

FOC-3/13/08, On-Sale-4/2/08

Cable Versus Bishop For The Fate Of All Mutantkind!

The past, present and future of mutankind are at stake as Bishop and Cable wage war for the new mutant child in the near future! Cable #2, from the acclaimed team of novelist Duane Swierczynski (Moon Knight Annual) and David Finch (New Avengers, Moon Knight) continues the sold-out series as Cable and Bishop do battle! It's kill first, ask questions later as these former allies wage war! Meanwhile, heavily armed forces have their sites set on eliminating Cable once and for all!

 

Critics continue to hail Cable as one of 2008's most x-citing new series. Steven Bari of ComicsBulletin declared the first issue to be, "Violent. Thrilling. Charming. Cable #1 is the beginning of a great action-adventure."

 

"Any fan of the X-franchise, and Messiah Complex in particular, should be buying this book," gushed Richard George, IGN.Com.

 

Paul Steven Brown, of ComicAddiction.Com, said, "I'm curious to see where this series will go in the next few months."

 

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Cable, as the series ties into the red-hot Divided We Stand storyline and continues to affect the X-Men! Can Cable survive Bishop's assault? Find out in Cable #2!

 

 

CABLE #2 (FEB082267)

CABLE #2 FINCH VARIANT (FEB082268)

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Pencils & Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI

Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH

Rated T+ ...$2.99

FOC-3/13/08, On-Sale-4/2/08

CABLE #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (JAN088307)

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Pencils & Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI

Rated T+ ...$2.99

FOC-3/20/08, On-Sale-4/9/08

 

Secret Invasion #1 Changes The Marvel Universe Forever!

It's the event years in the making and the story that everyone can't stop talking about-Secret Invasion is here! The shape-shifting Skrulls have infiltrated Earth, replacing those we most trust and count on for our protection-but just what is their endgame? From the superstar creative team of Eisner-winner Brian Bendis (New Avengers, Mighty Avengers) and acclaimed artist Leinil Francis Yu (New Avengers) comes the double-sized Secret Invasion #1 (of 8), beginning the blockbuster action-pack thrill ride that changes the Marvel Universe so dramatically that we can't show you any of the interior art! Yup, every page is filled with the shocking changes and revelations you've been waiting for! Wrapped up in a stunning cover by Gabrielle Dell'Otto, along with variants by Civil War artist Steve McNiven and Yu himself, this is the comic you can't afford to miss!

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Secret Invasion #1, kicking off the comic book event that has everyone buzzing and irrevocably changes the Marvel universe with each issue! Featuring all the major heroes and villains in the Marvel Universe, this is the story that'll leave your jaws on the floor!

Who is a Skrull? Who's been replaced? And most importantly...WHO DO YOU TRUST?

Plus, don't miss Secret Invasion Saga, in stores now, tracing the origins of the Skrull infiltration from the Elektra replacement to the Skrulls' very first visit to Earth. And did we mention it's free?

SECRET INVASION #1 (of 8) (FEB082240)

SECRET INVASION #1 (of 8) MCNIVEN VARIANT (FEB082241)

SECRET INVASION #1 (of 8) YU VARIANT (DEC078206)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO

Variant cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

Rated T+ ...$3.99

FOC-3/13/08, On-Sale-4/2/908

SECRET INVASION SAGA (NOV078017)

Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS

Cover by LEINIL YU

Rated T+ ...FREE!

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