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“Black Panther,” “Secret Warriros” sell out of their second issues, reprints announced

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Official Press Release

Marvel is pleased to announce that Black Panther #2 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may be available at the retail level) and will return with Black Panther #2 Second Printing Variant! Fan favorite scribe Reginald Hudlin and acclaimed artist Ken Lashley weave an intricate tale of pride and honor featuring the mighty warriors of Wakanda! The horrors of Dark Reign have reached the borders of Wakanda and only one man, or woman, can stop it. But who will be the new Black Panther? This second printing features Lashley’s stunning interior art on the cover!

The reviews are in and critics as well as fans love Black Panther:

“Lashley brings a dedication to make this book a tribute to Black Panther artists before him as well as placing his own paw print on the king of Wakanda.” – Doug Zawisza, Comicbookresources.com

“Hudlin uses the ‘Dark Reign’ backdrop to show T’Challa’s honor and strength of will… [Hudlin] is on to something that could be huge and phenomenal.” – Kevin Powers, Comicsbulletin.com

“Written very well…recommended.” – Adam Chapman, Comixtreme.com

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on all Black Panther issues as well as all Dark Reign related tie-ins as the series continues to garner great buzz and quick sell-outs. Don’t miss Black Panther #2 Second Printing Variant!

BLACK PANTHER #2 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (JAN098154)

Written by REGINALD HUDLIN

Penciled by KEN LASHLEY

Cover by KEN LASHLEY

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC-3/19/09, On-Sale-4/8/09

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Marvel is proud to announce that Secret Warriors #2 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at a retail level) and will return with the release of Secret Warriors #2 Second Printing Variant! Join fan favorite writers Brian Michael Bendis and Jonathan Hickman along with artist Stefano Caselli for a compelling story exploding from Secret Invasion and Mighty Avengers! Find out who Nick Fury and his Secret Warriors’ real enemies are! Why did they choose now to make their existence known? And where have they been hiding!? This second printing features Stefano Caselli’s striking interior artwork on its new cover!

Critics and fans can’t stop raving about Secret Warriors:

“One of Marvel’s best books.” Chad Nevett, ComicBookResources.com

“This series may indeed be not only the best thing to come out of Secret Invasion, but the best new Marvel book to hit the shelves in a long time.” Dan Phillips, Comics.IGN.com

“Do yourself a favor and pick up Secret Warriors.” Comixology.com

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Secret Warriors and all Dark Reign tie-ins. Don’t miss Secret Warriors #2 Second Printing Variant!

SECRET WARRIORS #2 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (JAN098156)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & JONATHAN HICKMAN

Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI

Cover by STEFANO CASELLI

Rated T+ …$2.99

FOC-3/19/09, On-Sale-4/8/09

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