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Another weekend, another collection of sneak peeks from Marvel for titles arriving next week. In Part 2, you can treat your eyes to pages from MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: LAST OF THE MOHICANS 5, PUNISHER MAX ANNUAL 1, SUB-MARINER 4, THE ORDER 3, ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR 46, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN 114, X-MEN 203, and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS 4

LAST OF THE MOHICANS #5 (of 6)
Written by ROY THOMAS (BASED ON THE NOVEL BY JAMES FENIMORE COOPER)
Penciled by STEVE KURTH
Cover by JOHN WATSON

The treacherous guide, Magua, kidnaps the beautiful Cora, much to the dismay of the lovestruck Uncas who responds with a war ritual that will ultimately bring his forces into open combat with the enemy—the hated Huron tribe. It’s the penultimate chapter in this rousing adaptation of a true American classic. Plus: Another chapter in the life of the young Hawkeye.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

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PUNISHER MAX ANNUAL 1

The Punisher dispenses a unique brand of justice, rampaging through the criminal world…but what happens to those who survive? After ‘Mad Dog’ Schultz’s gang is massacred by the Punisher, one man remains — Eddie Gands — and he wants to stay alive! But can any man, no matter how intricately he plans, evade the Punisher’s crosshairs? Exploring the depths of the human psyche, and one man¹s desperate gamble to simply die another day, the annual shows readers a different side of the Punisher’s war on crime.

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SUB-MARINER #4
Written by MATT CHERNISS & PETER JOHNSON
Penciled by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

The U.S. government is after Namor–public enemy #1! A terrorist attack perpetrated by an Atlantean sleeper cell has killed 800 innocent civilians…but who gave the order? While the Sub-Mariner scours the surface for answers, Tony Stark, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., tries to prevent a seemingly inevitable war between Atlantis and the surface world…but even Iron Man can’t stop the government from unleashing their secret weapon on Namor–the Thunderbolts! With extreme prejudice!

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THE ORDER #3
You are a member of the Order. You’ve been given extraordinary powers and a mandate to save the world. You’ve got one year. What do you do? “Calamity” James Wa was a baseball player with his whole future bright and perfect in front of him, when a drunk driver took it all away. What does HE do with extraordinary powers and a mandate to save the world? He goes looking for a little payback. Also: They’re half zombie! Half hobo! ALL TERROR! The ZOBOS run roughshod on Rodeo Drive! Celebutantes and debutards beware–Botox is like ketchup to these flesh-eating, homeless weirdos, and they find your waxed and tanned skin DELICIOUS! Somebody call THE ORDER!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR 46
SILVER SURFER

The F.F. are forced into an uneasy alliance with the alien known as the Silver Surfer to combat the Psycho-Man, who has six billion fanatical followers…all kidnapped from their home planet—Earth. Despite their power, how can even the Fantastic Four rescue a populace from itself? The answer will shock you. Part 5 (of 5)
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

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ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN 114
The Story: DEATH OF A GOBLIN

Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin, has escaped the maximum security facility in the Triskelion, once home to the Ultimates. Because Norman knows young Peter Parker is Spider-Man, Peter must rush to protect his Aunt May from this madman’s vengeance. But Norman isn’t the only enemy of the web-spinner to have been loosed on New York. Electro, master of electricity, also plans to fry Spidey on sight. This is the Goblin arc no Ultimate reader can afford to miss! Part 3 (of 6)
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

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X-MEN # 203
The Story: As the Xavier Academy reels from Exodus’s attack and the Marauders’ true goals emerge, the X-Men finally find themselves in a position to take the offensive. But only if Iceman and Cannonball deliberately walk into an ambush from which they may not emerge alive.
FEATURING ENDANGERED SPECIES Chapter 13
Beast’s alliance with Dark Beast is put to the test as scientific inquiry turns into cold-blooded murder!
40 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

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X-MEN: FIRST CLASS # 4
The Story: All the custom-made oversized shoes are missing. Someone’s cleaned out the pantry of all the candy. Warren is missing one of his cars. Cerebro, what do your calculations say?
ROAD TRIP… HANK AND BOBBY-STYLE.
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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8 Comments

  1. Brent F.
    September 23, 2007 at 1:24 pm — Reply

    Ouch! Does Venom have a healing factor?

    I bet the skeleton belongs to Nitro.

  2. September 23, 2007 at 2:50 pm — Reply

    1) Yeah, Namor, you’re the man! You totally…um…tore off a piece of his self-repairing costume…um…yea, that’s nice.

    2) Bendis & Immonen now have my soul. Truly, they do.

  3. jman
    September 23, 2007 at 6:25 pm — Reply

    I think I’ve enjoyed the Namor series up until the fights with Wolverine; sadly this is turning into a who’s who of the Marvel U(where the most popular characters are thrown in there just for sales, does Wolverine have to be in everybody’s book?). Eh, Venom’s tounge will most likely grow back making that a gore/shock moment…now I thought those were “vestigal wings” on Namor, according to Wikipedia, meaning they had no purpose. Apparently, the wings must have some purpose now. Also, was there ever a review of issues #2, #3?

  4. Brent F.
    September 24, 2007 at 11:55 am — Reply

    I thought the purpose of the wings on Namor’s feet were to help him swim and fly faster.

    Mac is getting a lot of punishment as the Venom. He’s been shot in the face at point blank range, fell several stories, and now he’s had his Venom tongue ripped off. Even if it does grow back I don’t think that makes it hurt any less.

  5. SpiderPiers
    September 24, 2007 at 12:26 pm — Reply

    the skeloton was Namor’s but this issue looks of Sub-Mariner looks ****ing Amazing, it just looks so good, Ultimate Spiderman looks the BEST OF THE BEST AS USUAL and Ultimate fantastic 4 looks so damn good too.
    Th others looks ok too though.

  6. September 24, 2007 at 2:58 pm — Reply

    Anyone who’s read the Venom mini-series knows for a fact that the Venom Tongue is a regrowable part of the costume, and that it remains living for several days after being ripped off if the Symbiote does not reattach it.

  7. Brent F.
    September 24, 2007 at 5:42 pm — Reply

    I’m surprised nobody has noticed Venom appears in his classic costume without the red eyes on the cover, but in the pages he has the red eyes and in the Thunderbolts he has Mac’s Venom look.

    Hooray random costume changes!

  8. September 25, 2007 at 12:32 am — Reply

    I’m surprised nobody has noticed Venom appears in his classic costume without the red eyes on the cover, but in the pages he has the red eyes and in the Thunderbolts he has Mac’s Venom look.

    Hooray random costume changes!

    Yet you fail to mention that Namor is in his classic ‘Swimshorts’ suit on that cover as well…

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