Marvel Comics has provided us with a sneak peek at some of the titles arriving next week. This weekend Major Spoilers brings you Avengers: The Initiative 5, Black Panther 30, Fantastic Four 549, Silver Surfer: Requiem 4, World War Hulk: X-Men 3, and Stan Lee’s The Last Fantastic Four Story. I’ve taken a peek at the full issue of the Last Fantastic Four Story, and it isn’t half bad in a Stan Lee sort of way. It’s an interesting tale that doesn’t end like you might expect it.
On Wednesday you can expect a full review of the latest Initiative installment, but for now take the jump for a preview of things to come.
AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #5
Written by DAN SLOTT
Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
GREEN ZONE Pt.2 of 2
The Initiative program denies all knowledge of a special Black Ops Team. There is no pardon on file for the super-villain known as the Constrictor. No record of any dealings with the Vietnamese national codenamed Bengal. Tony Stark cannot recall what became of his designs for the Iron Spider armor. And, most importantly, the Superhuman Armed Forces wishes to dispel all rumors of a 199th mutant. We repeat, there is no Mutant Zero. Mutant Zero does NOT exist. That is all.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
BLACK PANTHER #30
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
“GOOD EATIN” Part 3
After taking a wrong turn on the dimensional super highway, the New Fantastic Four have just become the daily special in the Zombie Universe! Seated at table one: Zombie Galacti! At table two: Zombie Skrulls! And at table three: a Zombie Monster from the Negative Zone! Well the Black Panther, Storm, the Human Torch and the Thing better come up with a perfect escape plan…or are they destined to be zombified.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
FANTASTIC FOUR #549
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER
Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
The Frightful Four have made a tragic miscalculation in their plans for revenge, as Reed and Sue have now returned to the FF—and that makes the odds six to four…
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
SILVER SURFER: REQUIEM #4 (of 4)
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Art and Cover by ESAD RIBIC
The latest offering from the Marvel Knights line concludes!
For untold years, Norrin Radd surfed the galaxy, exploring the darkness between stars, witnessing the rise and fall of vast civilizations. Now his ride comes to an end. Zenn-La, the planet of his birth, the planet he saved through his own sacrifice — the Silver Surfer crossed the galaxy to draw his last breath here. He’s home. What waits for him?
32 PGS./Card Stock Cover/Rated T+ …$3.99
World War Hulk: X-Men #3
The brutal conclusion! Hulk vs. the Juggernaut and whatever X-Men are left standing in a battle that will have lasting consequences for one of the combatants!
THE LAST FANTASTIC FOUR STORY
Written by STAN LEE
Pencils and Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Legendary writer and Fantastic Four co-creator Stan Lee unites with artist John Romita Jr. to tell his final story of the team that started the Marvel age!
64 PGS./Rated A …$4.99