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Marvel Previews: “Blade,” “New Avengers,” “Hulk” & More

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Marvel Comics has provided CBR News with preview of August 8th shipping titles “Annihilation: Conquest – Wraith” #2, “Blade” #12, “Incredible Hulk” #109, “New Avengers” #33, “New Avengers/Transformers” #2, “New Excalibur” #22, “Nova” #5, “World War Hulk: Frontline” #3 and “X-Factor” #22. We’ll have more 8/8 shipping previews tomorrow, and in case you missed it check out our previous looks at “Daredevil” #99 and “Omega Flight” #5.

Once you’re done checking out these previews, stop by CBR’s Marvel Comics forum to share your thoughts and discuss what you’ll be picking up. We’ll have more previews for you Sunday afternoon.

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ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST – WRAITH #2

COVER BY: CLINT LANGLEY

WRITER: JAVIER GRILLO-MARXUACH

PENCILS: KYLE HOTZ

INKS: KYLE HOTZ

COLORED BY: GINA GOING RANEY

LETTERED BY: VC – RANDY GENTILE

THE STORY:

Marvel’s gothic gunslinger goes face-to-face with not one, but two stars of ANNIHILATION! Who has imprisoned Wraith, who is his fellow inmate, and who is their interrogator? The surprising answers will make sci-fi fans very happy — but may spell the quick doom of Marvel’s newest star! Plus: writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach (TV’s “Lost” and “Medium”) and artist Kyle Hotz

(ZOMBIE) reveal the chilling origin of Wraith!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99









BLADE #12

COVER BY: MARKO DJURDJEVIC

WRITER: MARC GUGGENHEIM

PENCILS: HOWARD CHAYKIN

INKS: HOWARD CHAYKIN

COLORED BY: STUDIO F – EDGAR DELGADO

LETTERED BY: VC – RUS WOOTON

THE STORY:

FEAR-FRAUGHT FINAL ISSUE! And we’re going out in style, tying up 11 issues worth of plot threads! What is Blade’s father’s endgame? Will Blade keep his gun-hand? Will the Tryana prophecy be fulfilled and, if so, at what cost? What is Dracula’s dark secret? All this…and the conclusion of Blade’s origin. All brought to you by Marc Guggenheim and Howard Chaykin!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99









INCREDIBLE HULK #109

COVER BY: GARY FRANK

WRITER: GREG PAK

PENCILS: CARLO PAGULAYAN

INKS: JEFFREY HUET

COLORED BY: CHRIS SOTOMAYOR

LETTERED BY: VC – JOSEPH CARAMAGNA

THE STORY:

Boy genius Amadeus Cho pulled together a team of Renegades to side with his big green hero during “World War Hulk” — but what will happen to his faith in the Hulk’s heroism when he discovers the horrors lurking beneath Madison Square Garden? The Hulk takes center stage with a terrifying confrontation and a stunning revelation that lays bare the central question of whether the Hulk is a hero — or a monster.

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99









NEW AVENGERS #33

COVER BY: LEINIL FRANCIS YU

WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

PENCILS: LEINIL FRANCIS YU

COLORED BY: DAVE MCCAIG

LETTERED BY: COMICRAFT

THE STORY:

Still reeling from the new reveals about their lives and shocking betrayal of one of their own, the New Avengers press forward, trying to find a way to trust each other. All that and The Hood starts his takeover as Kingpin of the super-villains. So dust off your old Marvel Handbooks, because you will not believe who he is gathering to join him and who he kills to make his mark!

Plus guest-star Deathlok!!!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99







NEW AVENGERS/TRANSFORMERS #2

COVER BY: JASON PEARSON

WRITER: STUART MOORE

PENCILS: TYLER KIRKHAM

INKS: SAL REGLA

LETTERED BY: TODD KLEIN

THE STORY:

Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the robots with “more than meets the eye” collide! Symkaria and Latveria sit on an international powder keg, and Dr. Doom just lit the fuse! What do the Decepticons have to do with the escalating danger — and can a group of warriors including Captain America, Optimus Prime, Wolverine, Prowl,

Spider-Man and Ratchet avert Armageddon? Writer Stuart Moore (WOLVERINE) and artist Tyler Kirkham (X-MEN: PHOENIX–WARSONG) assemble and roll out two fan-favorite forces!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

HASBRO and its logo, TRANSFORMERS, and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission.

Copyright 2007 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.








NEW EXCALIBUR #22

COVER BY: SCOT EATON

WRITER: CHRIS CLAREMONT

PENCILS: PATRICK OLLIFFE

INKS: SEAN P. PARSONS

COLORED BY: LAURA VILLARI

LETTERED BY: TOM ORZECHOWSKI

THE STORY:

“Battle for Eternity” continues! Albion’s team has destroyed technology in England! The Excalibur team is on the ropes and Albion’s forces are growing!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99









NOVA #5

COVER BY: ADI GRANOV

WRITER: DAN ABNETT

ANDY LANNING

PENCILS: SEAN CHEN

INKS: SCOTT HANNA

COLORED BY: GURU-EFX

LETTERED BY: VC – CORY PETIT

THE STORY:

ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST continues here with a shocking new addition to the NOVA cast! The Human Rocket is back in Kree space and – hey, who the blue blazes is that woman on the cover of this issue? Writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning join with artists Sean Chen, and Brian Denhan to turn up the heat on the book that Wizard calls “a modern throwback… (filled with) fantastically kinetic action sequences!”

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99









WORLD WAR HULK: FRONT LINE #3

COVER BY: JOHN WATSON

WRITER: PAUL JENKINS

PENCILS: RAMON BACHS

THE STORY:

Your man-on-the-street view of WORLD WAR HULK continues here – – with three separate features all written by Paul Jenkins! First, Ben Urich and Sally Floyd, now running their own newspaper, attempt to single-handedly cover a story that even the big boys can’t — featuring art by Ramon Bachs (CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE)! Then, costume division detective Danny Granville and the alien known as Korg race to figure out who killed one of Hulk’s allies – – with art by Shawn Martinbrough (JSA Classified)! Finally, Chris Moreno (Sidekick) proves that the Hulk’s invasion of Manhattan is actually something to laugh at!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99









X-FACTOR #22

COVER BY: PABLO RAIMONDI

WRITER: PETER DAVID

PENCILS: PABLO RAIMONDI

COLORED BY: BRIAN REBER

LETTERED BY: VC – CORY PETIT

THE STORY:

Meet Molly and Wally, two charming children who go around the country singing cheerful songs that incite people to violence against mutants. Siryn and Monet have been dispatched to deal with them…except the twins have a rather unexpected protector. Meanwhile the Isolationist continues his manipulations to establish a world where mutants need never live in fear again. Question is, by the time he’s done…will they be living at all? FEATURING ENDANGERED SPECIES CHAPTER 7 – Beast’s scientific journey to cure the effects of M-Day, lead him back to… THE AGE OF APOCALYPSE!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99








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