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Fraction takes on Hawkeye

Marvel Comics Tuesday afternoon released the Adi Granov variant to Hawkeye #1 written by Matt Fraction with art by David Aja. Hawkeye #1 hits your local comic book store on August 1st, 2012.

Adi Granov Covers HAWKEYE #1!

Marvel is proud to present your first look at superstar artist Adi Granov’s variant cover to Hawkeye #1, the start of an all-new ongoing series featuring the breakout star of the hit summer blockbuster! Join self-made hero Hawkeye in a high stakes adventure with the ex-Young Avenger Kate Bishop at his side! Will he be able to prove himself worthy to be called one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? The red-hot fan favorite team of writer Matt Fraction and artist David Aja reunite to kick off this action packed epic in Hawkeye #1, coming to comic shops everywhere, on the Marvel Comics app, and the Marvel Digital Comics Shop this August.

HAWKEYE #1 (JUN120659)
HAWKEYE #1 GRANOV VARIANT (JUN120660)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by DAVID AJA
Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV
FOC – 7/9/2012, On Sale – 8/1/2012

6-page preview: Amazing Spider-Man #692 – Alpha origin

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Marvel Comics Wednesday afternoon released a six-page preview of Amazing Spider-Man #692 written by Dan Slott with art by Humberto Ramos. This issue contains the origin of Alpha, Spider-Man’s new side-kick. Amazing Spider-Man #692 swings into your local comic book store on August 22nd, 2012.

Introducing ALPHA in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #692!

Fans across the globe have been asking, “Who Is Alpha” and this August, in Amazing Spider-Man #692, they’ll find out! Marvel is celebrating Spider-Man’s 50th anniversary in style as the blockbuster creative team of Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos give Peter Parker his very own….sidekick?! When he’s not working with the Avengers of the Future Foundation, Spider-Man has been saving the Marvel Universe on his own for fifty years! But now, with his anniversary right around the corner, that’s all about to change!

This special event, could only be told in this oversized issue celebrating the values that made Spider-Man the world’s greatest super hero for the past five decades and many more to come. And with special variant covers by superstar artist Marcos Martin, depicting Spider-Man through the years, no fan can miss out on this! Get ready for a story about power and responsibility like you’ve never seen before in Amazing Spider-Man #692, swinging into comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app and the Marvel Digital Comics Shop this August.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #692 (JUN120622)
Written by DAN SLOTT
Pencils and Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
FOC – 7/30/2012, On Sale – 8/22/2012

3-page preview: New Avengers #28 – Prison Break!


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Marvel Comics Thursday afternoon released a three-page preview of New Avengers #28 written by Brian Michael Bendis with artwork by Michael Deodato. The Avengers vs. X-Men cross over will be in your local comic book store on July 11th, 2013. Are you enjoying Avengers vs. X-Men?

Marvel is proud to present your first look at New Avengers #28, an epic tie in to Avengers VS. X-Men from the blockbuster creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato! With the Phoenix Five pursuing and imprisoning Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, it’s up to the New Avengers to stage a prison break! But can Luke Cage, Hawkeye, and Spider-Woman escape from the heart of X-Men territory? It’s non-stop action in New Avengers #28, coming to comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app and the Marvel Digital Comics Shop this July.

NEW AVENGERS #28 (MAY120651)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL DEODATO
FOC – 6/18/2012, On Sale – 7/11/2012

Marvel Comics INFERNAL MAN-THING #1: 5-page preview

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Marvel Comics Tuesday afternoon released a five-page preview of the Infernal Man-Thing #1 written by Steve Gerber with artwork by Kevin Nowlan and cover by Arthur Adams. From the preview the series looks to be on the lighter side with a cartoonish look to it. Man-Thing grows out of comic book stores on the 4th of July. Will your comic book store be open?

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Infernal Man-Thing #1, coming this July! From legendary creators Kevin Nowlan and the late, great Steve Gerber comes the highly-anticipated supernatural epic that’s 20 years in the making! When the Man-Thing resurfaces, it must solve the mystery of the “Screenplay of the Living Dead Man” – and it’s the only thing that can! It’s the story fans have been clamoring for and this July, Infernal Man-Thing #1 hits comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app and the Marvel Digital Comics Shop!

INFERNAL MAN-THING #1 (APR120649)
Written by STEVE GERBER
Penciled by KEVIN NOWLAN
Cover by ART ADAMS
Variant Covers by GIL KANE & KEVIN NOWLAN
FOC – 6/11/12, On-Sale – 7/4/12

3-page preview: Spider-Men #2 – We must fight first!

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Marvel Comics Friday afternoon released a three-page preview of Spider-Men #2 and the cover of the second print of issue #1. This continues the crossover between the Ultimate universe and the 616 Spider-Men (Did you get all that?). Brian Michael Bendis writes Spider-Man #2 with art by Sara Pichelli. Spider-Men #1 second print hits your local comic book store on June 20th and issue two comes out the following week on June 27th, 2012.

Marvel is proud to present your first look at Spider-Men #2, by the chart-topping creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli! When Peter Parker is thrown into Miles Morales’ world, the duo begin a journey that will not only answer questions about their own identities, but also reveal the truth about a major character in the world of Spider-Man! Kick off Spider-Man’s 50th anniversary in style with double the web-slinging action in Spider-Men #2, hitting comic shops, the Marvel Comics app and the Marvel Digital Comics Shop this June.

SPIDER-MEN #2 (APR120606)
SPIDER-MEN #2 MARTIN VARIANT (APR120607)
SPIDER-MEN #2 PICHELLI VARIANT (APR120608)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by SARA PICHELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Variant Covers by MARCOS MARTIN & SARA PICHELLI
FOC – 6/4/12, On-Sale – 6/27/12

SPIDER-MEN #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (APR128107)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by SARA PICHELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
FOC – 6/4/12, On-Sale – 6/20/12

Spider-Man movie tie-ins: J. Scott Campbell’s Lizard cover

You knew it was just a matter of time before Marvel Comics released the movie tie-in covers. Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters on July 3rd, 2012. All the amazing craziness starts on June 26th with the J. Scott Campbell variant to Dan Slott’s story “No Turning Back” in Amazing Spider-Man #688 featuring the Lizard. ASM #688 art is by Giuseppe Camuncoli.

Marvel is proud to present your first look at fan favorite artist J. Scott Campbell’s variant cover to Amazing Spider-Man #688, kicking off “No Turning Back” this June! Someone has tampered with the grave of Billy Connors and it’s up to Spider-Man to hunt down one of his greatest foes: The Lizard! But Spider-Man will have his hands full when he takes on Curt Connors, AND Morbius the Living Vampire! Can Spidey handle both of these monsters before it turns into an all-out brawl? The superstar creative team of Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli bring you high stakes action and drama like no other in Amazing Spider-Man #688, swinging into comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app and the Marvel Digital Comics Shop this June.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #688 (APR120615)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #688 CAMPBELL LIZARD VARIANT (APR120616)
Written by DAN SLOTT
Pencils & Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Variant Cover by J SCOTT CAMPBELL
FOC – 6/4/12, On-Sale – 6/27/12

Time Out Chicago is covering the DCU Reboot

The editors over at Time Out Chicago have decided to collect all their articles about comics and graphic novels on one main page (TOC’s Comics Shop). Web Behren’s a writer on the new page has informed us that Time Out Chicago will attempted to review all 52 DC books over the coming weeks.

Four of us sat around in the office Thursday and divvied up the 51 remaining titles that will be rolling out in September. We went week by week, in a sort of sports-style draft. It was fun. I got some great picks too, including “Animal Man” and (yes) “Green Lantern.” – a geeked-out Web Behrens

This is very exciting to see mainstream journalists getting involved in the reboot. Is it because it’s a big event or the fact that the comics are digital or a combination of both? Hopefully Time Out Chicago’s website will get more traffic and this section of the website will continue. Here is a list of the current articles and links.

DC Comics rebootshttp://bit.ly/ofSM32
Does DC’s new strategy fortell the end of print? Local retailers react. By Web Behrens

Justice League artist Jim Lee | Interviewhttp://bit.ly/mOEReb
Posted in Out & About blog by Web Behrens

Review of Justice League #1http://bit.ly/oxndnb
Posted in Out & About blog By Web Behrens, Brent DiCrescenzo and Jonathan Messinger
The message board for this review is pretty angry and insane. Some comic book fans need to figure out how to express their anger in a more creative and witty way.

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