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. â€œWeâ€™re very appreciative of the unprecedented support from retailers, fans and the press for Secret Invasion,â€ said David Gabriel, Marvel Senior Vice President of Sales & Circulation. â€œWith the recent announcement of Secret Invasion
And you thought Secret Invasion was over.Â Not with the release of this week’s Secret Invasion: War of Kings One-Shot from Marvel Comics.Â The company has sent Major Spoilers a massive sneak peek of the issue, that you can read after the jump.
In the comic world, the Earth is always being attacked from forces from outer space.Â Two of the big heavies are the Skrull (Marvel) and the Dominators (DC).Â Both have unsuccessfully attempted take overs, but if it weren’t for a well placed Deus Ex Machina, which alien race would be our new overlords? FIGHT!
War Machine is mad as hell and packing heat.Â Not just because Terrance Howard is out of Iron Man 2: Electric Boogaloo, but because of those damn dirty Skrulls.Â It gets intense in Iron Man: Director of SHIELD #35, and Marvel has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek.
Marvel has just announced the final issue of Secret Invasion will now arrive in stores on December 3, 2008.Â Seems the extra pages and the hectic schedule were just too much for Leinel Yu. â€œAnybody 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
Or – “And We Still Have Almost NO Idea What’s Going On…” The art of the big crossover event has changed over the years.Â The first one, (in my memory, anyway)Â 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.Â 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.Â Civil War annoyed me with it’s tendency to
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.Â 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
While we receive tons of sold out and back to print announcements from publishers, it was a surprise to see a similar announcement from WizKids, makers of the HeroClix line.Â Seems the Super Skrull: Illuminati figures have completely sold out, prompting the company to a first-ever brick figure reprint. â€œAfter the Crisis â€˜Buy it by the Brickâ€™ program, we did some serious evaluation of it in anticipation for Secret Invasion and built in the possibility of a reprintâ€, said Justin Ziran, Managing Director of WizKids. â€œWith this second sell out, weâ€™re glad to see that we succeeded in continuing to
Marvel has announced the third issue of Secret Invasion has once again sold out at the distributor level, prompting the company to send the issue back for a third printing.Â The new printing will feature a black and white Spider-Woman cover by Leinil Yu.