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Another haul this week as Marvel released sneak peeks for issues arriving in stores July 25, 2007. 19 issues are coming your way, so instead of having one massive sneak peek fest, we’re once again breaking the Marvel Sneak Peek of the Week into two parts.

Part 1 features Amazing Spider-Man #542, Black Panther #29, Cable/Deadpool #43, Fantastic Five #2, Heroes for Hire #12, and several World War Hulk tie-in issues.

ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST – STAR-LORD #1 (of 4)
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Penciled by TIMOTHY GREEN
Cover by NIC KLEIN

Annihilation: Conquest continues here – – with the war book that brings back cosmic cult faves from throughout the decades! Peter Quill is once again Star-Lord – – but what could possibly make him take on his former identity? And what brings together the motley crew that includes Bug, Captain Universe, Deathcry, Mantis, Groot and Rocket Raccoon? Grab your blaster and say your prayers as Keith Giffen (ANNIHILATION) and soon-to-be star Timothy Green (Rush City) deliver a sci-fi twist on Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #542
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils and Cover by RON GARNEY
“Back in Black,” Part 4

A sniper’s bullet changes everything in Peter Parker’s life. Clad in his black costume, Spider-Man will stop at nothing to find the man who pulled the trigger and, even more important, the man who gave the kill order. This is Spider-Man at his darkest hour.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

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BLACK PANTHER #29
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
“GOOD EATIN”

Get out the hot sauce, True Believer — it’s slobberin’ time! The New Fantastic Four just made a wrong turn on the dimensional super highway — and they’ve landed in the middle of Zombie-verse! And if that weren’t bad enough, they’ve parked their butts on that universe’s Skrull Planet! If the Black Panther, Storm, the Human Torch and the Thing can’t come up with the perfect escape plan, they’re going to be the next hors de’ourve for Zombie Galacti and Zombie Skrulls intent on eating the entire universe!
32 PGS./Parental advisory …$2.99

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CABLE & DEADPOOL #43
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Penciled by REILLY BROWN
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
“Deadpool & Wolverine” Part 1 of 2

One Merc With a Mouth, plus one Canucklehead, equals TWO MUCH FUN! With a long memory and a nasty mad-on, WOLVERINE is looking to stop mounting terrorist acts by HYDRA when he encounters a new mastermind behind their latest operations! But who is this new nefarious villain… and why is DEADPOOL protecting him?!!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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FANTASTIC FIVE #2 (of 5)
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Penciled by RON LIM
Covers by CLAYTON HENRY
“The Final DOOM!” Parts 2 of 5

As the Human Torch and Lyja discuss the merits of leaving the F5 to form their own team and Sharon Ventura returns to confront her ex-husband the Thing, the real Doctor Doom returns with cosmic-like power and a thirst for revenge on Reed Richards and the Sub-Mariner! Also starring the Invisible Woman, Psi-Lord and Kristoff–and cameos galore!
32 PGS. (each)/Rated A …$2.99 (each)

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HEROES FOR HIRE #12
Written by ZEB WELLS & FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by CLAY MANN
Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA

When Humbug discovers that insect members of Hulk’s Warbound have plans of their own for Earth, the Heroes for Hire infiltrate their great stone starship. But can Humbug be trusted, or is he being seduced by visions of a bug-friendly future? Go behind the battle lines of WORLD WAR HULK in the second part of this exciting crossover! Plus: a special backup tale featuring
a top-secret S.H.I.E.L.D. plan to assassinate
the HULK!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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INCREDIBLE HULK #108
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Cover by GARY FRANK

By hook and by crook, teen genius Amadeus Cho has done the impossible — assembling a team of heroes crazy enough to side with the Hulk upon his return to Earth. But what happens when these Renegades finally come face-to-face with the Hulk’s alien Warbound allies — while civilians struggle to survive in the shattered streets of Manhattan? Amadeus Cho may just learn the difference between playing a hero — and being one. Featuring the return of “Planet Hulk” artist extraordinaire Carlo Pagulayan with his first pencils on Planet Earth in over a year!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

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IRON MAN #20
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Penciled by BUTCH GUICE
Cover by GERALD PAREL

A WORLD WAR HULK TIE-IN! With Iron Man missing after his battle with the Hulk, S.H.I.E.L.D. is thrown into chaos! Acting Director “Dum Dum” Dugan has to decide whether to try to find Tony Stark, the man who’s pushed S.H.I.E.L.D. in a direction he disagrees with…or whether to seize control and run things his way. Also, discover the fate of Iron Man after facing the Hulk’s wrath!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

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IMMORTAL IRON FIST #7
Written by ED BRUBAKER & MATT FRACTION
Pencils and Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

Her name was Wu Ao-Shi, and she was known as the Pirate Queen of Pinghai Bay…and that all came after she left K’un-Lun and took the power of the Iron Fist with her. Kicking her way out of the pages of THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST #2, this stand-alone issue tells the story of Wu Ao-Shi, from the moment she became the first woman to touch the heart of Shou-Lao the Undying, to her mysterious, controversial and epic ending. At long last, America: someone has combined pirates, kicking, girls, and Iron Fist into a single comic book. You’re welcome.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

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3 Comments

  1. July 21, 2007 at 6:04 pm — Reply

    1) Parker, have you been taking lessons from Wally West lately? Ya Chump.

    2) Note to Deadpool: Nothing good ever starts with ‘We Need Your Help’.

  2. Brent F.
    July 21, 2007 at 9:47 pm — Reply

    Heh, I love Deadpool.

  3. chromega
    July 22, 2007 at 12:39 pm — Reply

    Cyke is a Skrull I can smell it…lol.

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