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Only one installment of the Marvel Sneak Peek of the Weekend, but boy what a preview! Titles arriving in stores this week are Avengers Classic #5, Captain America #31, Marvel Adventures Avengers #17, Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #4, Marvel Illustrated Treasure Island #5, Marvel Zombies 2 #1, Marvel Comics Presents #2, Mighty Avengers #5, New Excalibur #24, and Penance: Relentless #2.

AVENGERS CLASSIC #5
COVER BY: ART ADAMS
WRITER: DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
STAN LEE
PENCILS: MICHAEL OEMING
INKS: MICHAEL OEMING
COLORED BY: TOM ZIUKO
LETTERED BY: VC – RUS WOOTON

THE STORY:
Another epic in the annals of the strongest super-team of all! Witness the mighty Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Giant-Man and the wonderful Wasp defend against the incredible Hulk and “The Invasion of the Lava Men!”…a tale only Stan and Jack could tell! Plus: An all-new story written by Dwayne McDuffie (FANTASTIC FOUR) spotlighting Cap and Thor’s earliest partnership!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

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CAPTAIN AMERICA #31
COVER BY: STEVE EPTING
WRITER: ED BRUBAKER
PENCILS: STEVE EPTING
INKS: STEVE EPTING
COLORED BY: FRANK D’ARMATA
LETTERED BY: VC – CHRIS ELIOPOULOS

THE STORY:
THE WINTER SOLDIER HELD PRISONER BY THE RED SKULL! While Sharon and the Falcon race to his rescue, about to cross paths with the Mighty Avenger that Tony Stark has sent hunting our rogue hero – THE BLACK WIDOW!
Will the Red Skull kill both Cap and Bucky? It’s anyone’s guess, as the second arc of the epic “DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA” storyline opens with a bang!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #29
COVER BY: LEONARD KIRK
WRITER: STEVE NILES
PENCILS: LEONARD KIRK
INKS: KRIS JUSTICE
COLORED BY: LEE LOUGHRIDGE
LETTERED BY: NATE PIEKOS – C

THE STORY:
Hmmmm…can’t remember…Hulk Knit! No, that’s not right. Hulk Bake Muffins! Nope, nope…Oh! I know…HULK SMASH!!!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

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MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #17
WRITER: TY TEMPLETON
PENCILS: RONAN CLIQUET
INKS: AMILTON SANTOS
COLORED BY: VAL STAPLES
LETTERED BY: DAVE SHARPE

THE STORY:
Ok, you’re a super hero. And you’ve got to fight a robot. But while the robot can punch and blast you with lasers, YOU can’t touch him. That’s a problem, right? That’s what the Avengers are up against when they encounter THE VISION!
32 PGS./ All Ages…$2.99

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MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #2
COVER BY: STUART IMMONEN
WRITER: MARC GUGGENHEIM
KATHRYN IMMONEN
M. ZACHARY SHERMAN
RICH KOSLOWSKI
PENCILS: DAVE WILKINS
STUART IMMONEN
KHOI PHAM
INKS: DAVE WILKINS
COLORED BY: TONY WASHINGTON
LETTERED BY: DAVE SHARPE

THE STORY:
Hellcat leaps into action coming face-to-face with her darkest nightmare—herself!?! And if one man could single-handedly take down a S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, it’s—Taskmaster! Meanwhile, the mystery deepens, as we learn more about a secret team, dedicated to the ideals of Captain America…in a manner of speaking. And if that weren’t enough—who is—what is—Weapon Omega? Find the answer in the second issue of Marvel’s all-new, cutting-edge anthology!
40 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

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MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: TREASURE ISLAND #5
COVER BY: GREG HILDEBRANDT
WRITER: ROY THOMAS
PENCILS: MARIO GULLY
INKS: PAT DAVIDSON
COLORED BY: CHRIS SOTOMAYOR
LETTERED BY: VC – JOSEPH CARAMAGNA

THE STORY:
Back on the island, young Jim Hawkins is captured by the pirates who’ve taken over the stockade. Worse, Jim’s life may be worthless to them now that they have the map which will take them directly to the treasure! It will take every resource the young man has to keep a cutlass from cutting him in two. It’s the penultimate chapter in this seafaring saga of skullduggery. Don’t miss it.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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MARVEL ZOMBIES 2 #1
COVER BY: ARTHUR SUYDAM
WRITER: ROBERT KIRKMAN
PENCILS: SEAN PHILLIPS
INKS: SEAN PHILLIPS
COLORED BY: JUNE CHUNG
LETTERED BY: VC – RANDY GENTILE

THE STORY:
Are you ready for Marvel Zombies Civil War? Forty years have passed and the zombies have come back home after eating just about everything else in the universe. Yum yum! What awaits them back on Earth, though, is beyond anything even these shambling monstrosities could have conceived! This is a new series featuring the amazing, irreverent take on the Marvel characters that became last year’s unexpected smash hit. They’re back and more stomach-churning than ever! The smash hit series is back, daring to ask: “Whose stomach are you in?”
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

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MIGHTY AVENGERS #5
COVER BY: FRANK CHO
WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
PENCILS: FRANK CHO
INKS: FRANK CHO
COLORED BY: JASON KEITH
LETTERED BY: DAVE LANPHEAR

THE STORY:
Iron Man has been destroyed, the Sentry’s wife is murdered, nuclear missiles are being launched around the world and the one man with the plan to stop the new and improved Ultron…is a God of War who’s been an Avenger a total of five minutes.

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

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NEW EXCALIBUR #24
COVER BY: BILLY TAN
WRITER: CHRIS CLAREMONT
PENCILS: JEREMY HAUN
INKS: DAVE MEIKIS
COLORED BY: LAURA VILLARI
LETTERED BY: TOM ORZECHOWSKI

THE STORY:
The sun never sets on the British Empire, but Albion has ushered in an age of darkness. He has neutralized all technology in Britain, reducing the island to a pre-industrial state. His corps of Shadow Captains has cemented his control and now serves as the standing army in his war against Roma and the Captain Britain Corps. Excalibur is the only hope to overcome this threat, but what chance do they have with a traitor lurking in their ranks?
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

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PENANCE: RELENTLESS #2
COVER BY: PAUL GULACY
WRITER: PAUL JENKINS
PENCILS: PAUL GULACY
INKS: PAUL GULACY
COLORED BY: RAINIER BEREDO
LETTERED BY: VC – JOSEPH CARAMAGNA

THE STORY:
The most hated man in America has now become the most dangerous man in America. After going AWOL from the Thunderbolts, Robbie Baldwin hunts down the one man who can help him get what he needs as the C.S.A. and S.H.I.E.L.D. scramble to figure out exactly what the hero formerly known as Speedball is after.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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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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1 Comment

  1. OS Perry
    October 14, 2007 at 2:28 pm — Reply

    Off topic a bit… but looking at the ExCalibur cover… how big has Juggernaut grown? Crazy.

    According to:
    http://www.marvel.com/universe/Juggernaut

    Height
    6’10”

    Which is about as official as you can get…

    Artistic license… but don’t get carried away… based Nocturne he’d be… what 30 feet tall. C’mon. good art, just a pet peeve.

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