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We’ve hit the jackpot with Marvel, finally getting on their advanced previews/review list, which means we have a whole slew of sneak peeks to share of the Marvel titles arriving this week (July 18).

Take the jump for The Order, Super-Villain Team-Up/MODOK’s 11, Thunderbolts: Desperate Measures, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #111, WOLVERINE: ORIGINS ANNUAL #1, WOLVERINE: ORIGINS ANNUAL #1, WORLD WAR HULK: X-MEN #2 , and World War Hulk: Front Line.

UPDATE: Oops – We made a mistake!  We accidentally posted the first couple of pages from World War Hulk #2.  Totally my fault in misunderstanding a communication from Marvel. Those pages have been taken down and are no longer available on this site.  World War Hulk #2 looks spectacular and arrives in stores on July 18. – stephen

THE Order #1
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils and Cover by BARRY KITSON
Variant Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

THE Order introduces the all-new and Los Angeles-based crown jewel in Tony Stark’s FIFTY-STATE INITIATIVE. A team of Stark-branded and created super heroes, these young actors, athletes and models are infused with tremendous powers and even more tremendous fame, reborn as the First Super Hero Team of Tomorrow™ — THE ORDER. Here the same ol’-same ol’ means hooking up at the Standard, drinks at SkyBar and a death-duel on Sunset Blvd. against some villain too stupid to realize that, in Hollywood, the good guys always win. The catch: you can be fired at any point along the way. And every inch of your life will be subjected to intense public scrutiny. And if you survive all that for a whole year, you’ll face mandatory retirement. And there’s no guarantee you’ll live to see that retirement. If you had one year to save the world, what would you do?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP/M.O.D.O.K.’S 11 #1 (OF 5)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by ERIC POWELL

While the heroes are away fighting World War Hulk, the villains can play…M.O.D.O.K., sick of being hunted and hounded by A.I.M., gathers together an eclectic team of Marvel’s Most Wanted to pull off one last, big score. But news travels fast along the grapevine of villainy — and pretty soon every bad guy in the Marvel Universe is gunning for the Big-Headed One’s unspeakably powerful prize. Executing their heist may be the easy part, because getting away with their loot alive is going to be the real challenge for M.O.D.O.K.’s 11!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

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THUNDERBOLTS: DESPERATE MEASURES
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Penciled by STEVE LIEBER
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Norman Osborn has his own agenda when it comes to directing the Thunderbolts. But will he go too far when he sends Penance on what could be a suicide mission against the brutal, rogue law-enforcer, Americop? It’s Thunderbolt against Thunderbolt in a battle of fists and wills in this special issue by the masterminds behind CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

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ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #111
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MARK BAGLEY & STUART IMMONEN
Cover by MARK BAGLEY & RICHARD ISANOVE
50/50 Variant Cover by STUART IMMONEN & RICHARD ISANOVE

The artistic baton is passed from longtime penciler Mark Bagley to stunning new ongoing artist Stuart Immonen, of Ultimate X-Men and Ultimate Fantastic Four fame! Peter and his Aunt May have perhaps the most important conversation of Peter’s life. It’s a gut-wrenching, emotional roller coaster you’ll never forget. And on the lighter side, we introduce the latest addition to the Spidey villains gallery—say hello to Ultimate Spot! We kid thee not.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

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WOLVERINE: ORIGINS ANNUAL #1
Written by DANIEL WAY
Pencils and Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

“Return To Madripoor”
Double-sized issue!
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-awaited 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 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

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WORLD WAR HULK: FRONT LINE #2 (of 6)
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Art by RAMON BACHS, SHAWN MARTINBROUGH &
CHRIS MORENO
Cover by JOHN WATSON

Your man-on-the-street view of WORLD WAR HULK continues here – – with three separate features all written by Paul Jenkins! First, Ben Urich and Sally Floyd, now running their own newspaper, attempt to single-handedly cover a story that even the big boys can’t — featuring art by Ramon Bachs (CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE)! Then, costume division detective Danny Granville and the alien known as Korg race to figure out who killed one of Hulk’s allies – – with art by Shawn Martinbrough (JSA Classified)! Finally, Chris Moreno (Sidekick) proves that the Hulk’s invasion of Manhattan is actually something to laugh at!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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WORLD WAR HULK: X-MEN #2 (of 3)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Penciled by ANDREA DI VITO
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

It’s an all-out action issue as the Astonishing X-Men battle the Hulk in defense of Professor Xavier’s dream! You’ve never seen a Hulk/Wolverine matchup this savage! Plus, what other members of the extended X-Men family will respond to the distress call…and will there be anything left when they do? Featuring Juggernaut!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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10 Comments

  1. quelonio
    July 15, 2007 at 10:44 am — Reply

    “To Hell with that!, Avengers…” Ares, five seconds before losing 25 per cent of his teeth.

  2. July 15, 2007 at 12:59 pm — Reply

    I’m actually curious how one goes about getting in touch with Marvel (and any other company) to be put on the list for these previews.

  3. July 15, 2007 at 1:02 pm — Reply

    I love all of it but the Order. That just looks like a very bad mix of Superheroics and Big Brother. No. Thankyou.

  4. Maximus Rift
    July 15, 2007 at 7:15 pm — Reply

    I’m actually willing to give “The Order” the benefit of the doubt, but I really could care less about the Madripoor comic.

    Do we really need more Logan stories? I really with some other X-man would take his place.

  5. July 15, 2007 at 9:25 pm — Reply

    I’m actually curious how one goes about getting in touch with Marvel (and any other company) to be put on the list for these previews.

    I don’t think just anyone can do it…

  6. July 15, 2007 at 10:27 pm — Reply

    We are very fortunate that Marvel is sharing these peeks with us, so we can share them with you :D

  7. July 16, 2007 at 8:24 am — Reply

    Oh, I realize that you’re fortunate that Marvel shares the previews with you, I actually am curious on how one gets on Marvel’s list to put them up on their site. The group site that I work on would be interested in doing so as well, I just don’t know how to go about doing so. Places like CBR, Newsarama, and ComicsContinuum do so all the time, I just am glad to see how grown sites like yours be able to do so as well, and would like the chance also.

  8. Ouroboros
    July 16, 2007 at 11:04 am — Reply

    Wasn’t there a WWH #2 preview up there yesterday?

    Looking forward to the X-Men tie-in & the Order, Frontline hasn’t been bad either.

  9. July 16, 2007 at 11:22 am — Reply

    There was, but Marvel asked us to take it down due to a breakdown in communication. No problem though, World War Hulk #2 hit stores this week!

  10. July 16, 2007 at 11:22 am — Reply

    Cory: Become friends with the PR and Marketing people at the companies.

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