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Secret Invasion

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In case you missed Marvel’s last major event — and by last I mean most recent event, and not final event — Secret Invasion is back in a slew of trade paperbacks so you can finally join in on all the talk around the water cooler about the series that lead to the current state of affairs in the Marvel universe with Norman Osborne in charge. “We’re very appreciative of the unprecedented support from retailers, fans and the press for Secret Invasion,” said David Gabriel, Marvel Senior Vice President of Sales & Circulation. “With the recent announcement of Secret Invasion

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I bet you were through with Secret Invasion, but behold true believers, Secret Invasion: War of Kings has sold out at Diamond Comic Distributors!  This has prompted the House of Ideas to send the issue back to press with a variant cover…yada…yada…yada. And yes, War of Kings is a new even that will headline many upcoming titles including War of Kings; Darkhawk #1

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With Dark Reign’s effects being felt throughout Marvel’s 616, who will be willing to fight back?  Nick Fury may have the solution as he has assembled an all new crew of Secret Warriors in the form of the sons and daughters of super villains.  Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Secret Warriors #1 that arrives in February, but if you want even more information on the series, and what else is going on in the Marvel Universe, check out the Agent of Nothing website (www.agentofnothing.com). Nick Fury has been leaking some information all throughout the Marvel Universe

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And you thought Secret Invasion was over.  Not with the release of this week’s Secret Invasion: War of Kings One-Shot from Marvel Comics.  The company has sent Major Spoilers a massive sneak peek of the issue, that you can read after the jump.

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Or – “Setting Up The NEXT Big Crossover…”   Marvel has sent us from crossover to crossover in the last few years, from House of M to Civil War to World War Hulk to Secret Invasion, with the overall effect being that there is no longer a status quo to upend.  Since the entirety of their publishing plan seems to be “Everything you know is wrong,” this makes for a somewhat tempestuous relationship with books like this.  Now, Secret Invasion is ending, and the question we all have to ask is:  How long a timeframe have these stories all taken

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The $3.99 issue should conclude everything, and set us up for the Dark Noir series coming next. Who’s excited?

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War Machine is mad as hell and packing heat.  Not just because Terrance Howard is out of Iron Man 2: Electric Boogaloo, but because of those damn dirty Skrulls.  It gets intense in Iron Man: Director of SHIELD #35, and Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek.

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Marvel has just announced the final issue of Secret Invasion will now arrive in stores on December 3, 2008.  Seems the extra pages and the hectic schedule were just too much for Leinel Yu. “Anybody who pored over the artwork from #7 a week ago can easily see how he and Mark Morales have been putting their all (and then some) into every page and every panel, and that effort has finally caught up with us. Hopefully, retailers and fans will forgive us these extra two weeks as we make sure that everything is in the shape it should be

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Or – “And We Still Have Almost NO Idea What’s Going On…” The art of the big crossover event has changed over the years.  The first one, (in my memory, anyway) Secret Wars, was done almost entirely outside of the regular titles’ continuity, with the individual heroes stories jumping forward a few weeks in time, while the miniseries played out separately for the rest of the year.  Crisis on Infinite Earths took place everywhere at once, causing for weird moments where characters we expected to see in one place turned up in another.  Civil War annoyed me with it’s tendency to

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If you didn’t get a laugh, or at least appreciate what Marvel is doing with its Embrace Change commercial that ran this week on ESPN2, I’d encourage you to check out the video, or take a look at the still images from the spot.  If you think Marvel is missing out by promoting the Secret Invasion story now, I have a feeling, the Skrulls aren’t going to be off Earth by the end of issue #8. via Marvel

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Or – “Has It Been Ten Years Already?” As a long-time comics fan, I have found that certain bigs of comic lore tend to keep recurring every few years…  Phoenix is reborn!  Spider-Man’s life will never be the same again!  A foe strong enough to defeat Superman!  A new headquarters for the Justice League!  And, most germane to this situation, the founding Avengers return to action!  I remember a conversation with my co-worker Dusty around the time that Kurt Busiek relaunched the Avengers post-Heroes-Reborn, wherein he opined that Captain America, Iron Man and Thor ARE the Avengers, and everybody else

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Last night during ESPN2’s Bricktown Showdown, Marvel debuted its new Embrace Change ad to promote Secret Invasion.

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Marvel has announced that Black Panther #40 – a Secret Invasion tie-in – has sold out at the distributor level, and will be going back to press with a new cover featuring interior art by Jefte Palo.

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Nick Fury is back and he’s kicking Skrull ass in Mighty Avengers #18.  Marvel has sen Major Spoilers a sneak peek of ht eissue that arrives September 17, 2008.

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