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Marvel has announced the Astonishing X-Men #25, Ultimates 3 #4, and Ultimate Origins #2 have all sold out at the distributor level, prompting the company to go back to print with variant covers for each.

“It’s unbelievably wild that we’ve sold out of all four issues AND multiple printings of these stories,” said Loeb of Ultimates 3 #4.  “We’re having a blast with the Ultimate U’s mightiest heroes and this issue really sets up our last issue #5 of the “Who Killed The Scarlet Witch?” arc.  The ending will surprise you — and even better, it is the direct lead in Ultimatum #1 with killer artwork by David Finch and Danny Miki!  Hop on now before the Ultimate Universe is never the same again!”

Ultimate Origins #2 was just released last week, and with the intriguing “we are all connected” storyline, it’s no wonder it sold out so fast.

Take the jump for a look at the variant covers and release date information.

ASTONISHING X-MEN #25 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (MAY088164)
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Art & Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

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Arrives August 13, 2008 for $2.99

ULTIMATES 3 #4 (of 5) SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (MAY088299)
Written by JEPH LOEB
Art and Cover by JOE MADUREIRA & CHRISTIAN LICHTNER

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Arrives August 20, 2008 for $2.99

ULTIMATE ORIGINS #2 (of 5) SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (MAY088336)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by BUTCH GUICE

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Arrives August 20, 2008 for $2.99

via Marvel

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2 Comments

  1. Cory
    July 18, 2008 at 9:59 am — Reply

    Astonishing X-Men by Warren Ellis IS REALLY GOOD. You can just tell that the X-Men are back on track after those terrible 4 years of Whedon tripe. Warren Ellis is making them far more sci-fi than Whedon, Brubaker or Carey ever could. This is a good thing people.

  2. Josh P.
    July 18, 2008 at 10:25 am — Reply

    I truly enjoyed the Whedon issues and am looking forward to Ellis’ take (in trade) as I really enjoyed his 90s run on Excalibur.

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