Marvel has announced three of the Dark Reign tie-in issues have sold out at the distributor level and are being sent back to press with variant covers.Â New Avengers #49 has a cover price of $3.99, Punisher #2 hits shelves for $2.99, and War Machine #2 by Greg Pak also features a $2.99 price tag.Â All three issues arrive in stores on March 25, 2009.
New Avengers #49 Second Printing Variant by Eisner winning writer Brian Michael Bendis and rising star artist Billy Tan bring you Luke Cage like youâ€™ve never seen him before! A Skrull has his baby and heâ€™ll do everything in his power to get her back, including working with the man whoâ€™s been hunting him down. This cover features a black & white version of Billy Tanâ€™s original cover!
And then in Punisher #2 Second Printing Variant, Frank Castle is licking his wounds after his recent run-in with The Sentry. Surely he thought attempting assassinating the hero of Secret Invasion was going to be a bit harder than he thought? Lucky for him, someone was watching his back. The acclaimed team of writer Rick Remender and artist Jerome Opena bring you a fresh kind of Punisher. Wondering if Frank is going to be able to take down the heavy hitters? How much longer can Frankâ€™s mysterious guardian angel keep him safe? Well, youâ€™ll just have to find out. This cover features the gritty interior art of Opena!
If that wasnâ€™t enough Dark Reign for you, the very talented scribe, Greg Pak, has rebuilt a more resilient, unyielding, hundred gun toting killing machine for justice! War Machine #2 Second Printing Variant puts Jim Rhodes smack dab in the middle of an explosive conflict! Not only is Rhodey back, but heâ€™s better than ever! Heâ€™s more impressive looking than ever before thanks to the tantalizing interior art of Leonardo Manco, which also adorns the cover of this new printing!