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Here it is, the second half of your Marvel Sneak Peeks of titles arriving in stores this week. This installment brings you previews of NOVA 7, PUNISHER 51, PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL 12, RUNAWAYS 28, SPIDER-MAN/RED SONJA 3, WOLVERINE 58, WORLD WAR HULK: FRONT LINE 5, X-FACTOR 24, and X-MEN: DIE BY THE SWORD 1.

NOVA #7
Written by ANDY LANNING & DAN ABNETT
Penciled by SEAN CHEN & BRIAN DENHAM
Cover by ADI GRANOV

The next phase in the NOVA series is set up in this conquest chapter! What has Gamora–now a special Select agent of the Phalanx–done to Rich Rider? Has the Worldmind fallen into the hands of the tyrannical tech race? And which ANNIHILATION character returns to alter Nova’s role in ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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PUNISHER #51
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by GORAN PARLOV
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
“LONG COLD DARK,” PART 2

Frank Castle is in bad shape. His left wrist is broken, and the other is badly lacerated so he’s guessing he went insane and snapped the handcuffs. On top of that, they had to reinflate his lung. How the scene played out is a mystery. But one thing’s for sure. Barracuda has the prize. A 7-pound, 10-ounce bundle of joy. And the Punisher will do anything to get it back.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$2.99

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PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #12
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI

With WORLD WAR HULK in full swing and New York shut off from the outside world, who’s left to protect those left behind? Frank @#$%!@!* Castle, that’s who — and he’s none too thrilled. As the insatiable MUNG THE INCONCEIVABLE rampages through lower Manhattan, Frank and Clarke help a small band of refugees hold back his relentless onslaught. The Punisher? World War Hulk? Alien Invasion, Manhattan in ruins? This is the book Ariel Olivetti was born to draw.
48 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

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RUNAWAYS #28
COVER BY: JO CHEN
WRITER: JOSS WHEDON
PENCILS: MICHAEL RYAN
INKS: RICK KETCHAM
COLORED BY: CHRISTINA STRAIN
LETTERED BY: VC – JOSEPH CARAMAGNA
THE STORY:
“DEAD END KIDS”

Super-star JOSS WHEDON (ASTONISHING X-MEN, Buffy) and rising star MICHAEL RYAN (NEW EXCALIBUR, NEW X-MEN) continue their landmark run. Pun intended. Love is in the air as the Runaways try and run back from 1907. Part 4 (of 6).
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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Spider-Man/Red Sonja #3
COVER BY: MICHAEL TURNER
WRITER: MICHAEK AVON OEMING
PENCILS: MEL RUBI
COLORED BY: BRIAN BUCCELLATO
LETTERED BY: TBD – MID

THE STORY:
If Spider-Man vs. Red Sonja wasn’t enough, now it’s Kulan Gath vs. Venom! Our heroes’ worst foes collide — but who will emerge victorious? What will this mean for the Wall-Crawler and the She-Devil with a sword? Which three members of the
Web-Slinger’s rogues gallery have also joined the chaos? And have we mentioned that if Red Sonja dies, so does Mary Jane?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
RED SONJA TM & © 2007 RED SONJA LLC. DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT TM & © 2007 DFI. www.dynamiteentertainment.com

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Wolverine #58
COVER BY: ARTHUR SUYDAM
WRITER: MARC GUGGENHEIM
PENCILS: HOWARD CHAYKIN
INKS: HOWARD CHAYKIN
COLORED BY: STUDIO F – EDGAR DELGADO
LETTERED BY: VC – CORY PETIT

THE STORY:
Last issue ended with Wolverine reduced to a brain dead vegetable. You’d think that was the end of Wolverine’s adventures, but it’s actually just the beginning of Wolverine’s greatest challenge yet. Guest-starring Iron Man and Dr. Strange! Marc (Blade, Flash) Guggenheim and Howard Chaykin bring you the second chapter in the story we had to call “Logan Dies.”
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

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World War Hulk: Front Line #5
COVER BY: JOHN WATSON
WRITER: PAUL JENKINS
PENCILS: RAMON BACHS
SHAWN MARTINBROUGH
CHRIS MORENO
COLORED BY:
LETTERED BY: DAVE SHARPE

THE STORY:
The tension rises in your street-level look at World War Hulk! In the third chapter of “Embedded,” will reporter Sally Floyd cover the story of the century–or crawl back into the bottle? Meanwhile, in the next installment of “Costume Division,” the odd couple of Detective Danny Granville and alien Korg scramble to uncover a killer before Danny’s own life is forfeited! Finally, don’t miss the final side-splitting and spleen-quaking edition of “War is Heck!”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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X-Factor #24
COVER BY: PABLO RAIMONDI
WRITER: PETER DAVID
PENCILS: PABLO RAIMONDI
COLORED BY: BRIAN REBER
LETTERED BY: VC – CORY PETIT

THE STORY:
“THE ISOLATIONIST”
The stunning conclusion to THE ISOLATIONIST. Josef Huber has been manipulating X-Factor in the hopes of gathering together all mutants. But post M-Day, with their numbers dwindling, amassing the world’s remaining mutants could reduce them to a single target. With Layla Miller lost and wandering the streets of New York, Siryn and Monet shepherding the twins Molly and Wally to safety, and the rest of the team still reeling from their confrontation with Quicksilver, can X-Factor Investigations uncover Huber’s plans before harm comes to the remnants of mutantkind? Part 4 (of 4)
Featuring Endangered Species Chapter 15 – Guided by Doctor Strange, Beast explores the mystical corners of the Marvel
Universe and discovers that M-Day has destroyed more lives than he thought possible.
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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X-MEN: DIE BY THE SWORD #1 & #2 (of 5)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by JUAN SANTACRUZ
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

Psylocke’s reunion with her brother, Captain Britain, takes a turn for the worst when the diabolic minds of several of
Excalibur’s greatest foes decide that one world is not enough to conquer. The Exiles and Excalibur must join forces to save crosstime before all of creation is destroyed!
32 PGS. (Each)/Rated A …$2.99 (Each)

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The Author

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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2 Comments

  1. quelonio
    October 7, 2007 at 9:14 am — Reply

    X-Factor is great as usual.

    An please, some alien creature eat Sally Floyd.

  2. McSlave
    October 7, 2007 at 5:13 pm — Reply

    Heh heh, Go Moon Knight, even if it was Sally Floyd that you saved. Everyones gotta start off slow I guess…

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