Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Marvel Comics for March 2006

Hot on the heels of DC's solicits Monday, Marvel has released information for books shipping in March.

Here's my picks:


ARES #3 (of 5)
Written by MICHAEL OEMING
Pencils & Cover by
TRAVEL FOREMAN
As Olympus burns, hatred spreads through her walls like pestilence. Gods turn against Gods, children stand against their fathers, and the stench of evil rises above all. Now, as chaos seizes Ares' homeland, he must make the ultimate decision: will he turn his back on the city? Or will he take up arms with his despised nemesis, Hercules, the favorite son of Zeus? What evil could be so great as to bring rival gods together?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99



DAREDEVIL #83
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MICHAEL LARK
Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
The acclaimed new team of Brubaker and Lark ratchet the tension up a notch in their landmark second issue! The unthinkable has happened, and Matt Murdock is left stunned. As the strands of what's left of his life begin to fall to pieces, how will he react? This is Daredevil at his breaking point, and when he snaps, everyone in his way had better stand clear!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99



ANNIHILATION: PROLOGUE
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Penciled by SCOTT KOLINS & ARIEL OLIVETTI
Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO
This is it! 48 pages of cosmic guts and glory! If you want to see your favorite cosmic level heroes and villains, you dare not miss ANNIHIALTION: PROLOGUE! This 48 page (NO ADS!) book is written by Keith Giffen (DRAX THE DESTROYER, THANOS), and features the stunning art of Scott Kolins & Ariel Olivetti. This is the book to read for the NEXT YEAR'S worth of cosmic stories! Get in on the ground floor as Marvel raises these great characters from the ashes! Heroes will die. Villains and heroes will form allegiances. Empires will fall.
FEATURING: NOVA, SILVER SURFER, THANOS, DRAX THE DESTROYER, RONAN THE ACCUSER, AND THE SUPER-SKRULL!
Retailers take note: this issue kicks off a cosmic event starting in April!
48 PGS (NO ADS)/T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$3.99



DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON #3 (of 6)
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Penciled by KHARI EVANS
Inked by JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Cover by KHARI EVANS AND JIMMY PALMIOTTI
The action comedy continues and the hunt for Ricadonna's stolen goods heats up as super-villains turn on super-villains. Humbug and Whirlwind are on the run from various would-be assassins, while Misty Knight and Colleen Wing take on Kangaroo, Porcupine, The Jester, a bunch of off-work Hydra employees, Hammer and Anvil, Cottonmouth and the infamous Doctor Bong!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99



NEW AVENGERS ILLUMINATI
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by ALEX MALEEV
Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO
Ripped from the pages of NEW AVENGERS, the Eisner award-winning team of Brian Bendis and Alex Maleev present this all-new special. An explosive hidden story of Marvel's secret past, the secret history of Marvel's most secret team -- how they came together and how they are ripped apart.
The events in this book act as a prologue to not one but two entirely different Marvel blockbuster summer events. The Marvel Universe is about to split down the middle and the line is drawn here!!! You will be asked: whose side are you on? Well... whose side are you on???
48 PGS./Rated A ...$3.99



SABLE & FORTUNE #3 (of 6)
Written by BRENDAN CAHILL
Painted Art & Cover by JOHN M. BURNS
Silver Sable's finally come face-to-face with the man who betrayed her-and usurped the Wild Pack! Dominic Fortune's in a race against time-if he can't stop a madman from activating a network of sleeper agents, the world may be forfeit! But the biggest danger of all is-how long until Sable & Fortune's egos manage to break up their partnership!? The mercenary duo reach a crossroads, coutesy of Brendan Cahill and British comics legend John M. Burns!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99



ESSENTIAL OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE - DELUXE EDITION VOL. 1 TPB
Written by MARK GRUENWALD, PETER SANDERSON, ELIOT R. BROWN & MORE
Penciled by JOHN BYRNE, DAVE COCKRUM, BOB LAYTON, JOHN ROMITA JR. & MORE
Cover by JOHN BYRNE
The original encyclopedia of adventures: expanded, augmented and updated! Marvel's continuity kings continued their quest for completeness in these issues of dedicated Deluxeness! Top talent teamed to headline heroes like Captain America, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Nick Fury, the Hulk and dozens of others! Full lineups of the Avengers, the Defenders, the Fantastic Four and more! Collects the first third of the OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE - DELUXE EDITION.
496 PGS./All Ages ...$16.99

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