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Marvel restores original prices of ‘Black Panter,’ ‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘Spider-Girl’

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Marvel restores original prices of ‘Black Panter,’ ‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘Spider-Girl’

Official Press Release

Once again listening to their loyal fans, The House has restored the
original cover prices of BLACK PANTHER, CAPTAIN MARVEL and SPIDER-GIRL.
After announcing that all three critically-acclaimed titles would have to
undergo a 25 cent price hike in order to ensure another full year of
publication, Editor In Chief Joe Quesada has over-ruled the decision in an
effort to save readers their hard-earned money.

Both retailers and retailers should note that the correct prices for the
following titles, which were solicited in the April 2002 Diamond Previews
catalog, are as follows:

BLACK PANTHER #45 = $2.50

BLACK PANTHER #46 = $2.50

CAPTAIN MARVEL #33 = $2.50

SPIDER-GIRL #48 = $2.25

[Black Panther #45]

BLACK PANTHER #45

cover by Sal Velluto

Christopher Priest (w)/Sal Velluto (p)/Steve Geiger (i)

* THE SCOOP: Marvel’s best reviewed title goes bi-weekly in June!

* THE STORY: This is it, folks — the cataclysmic conclusion to “Enemy of
the State II”! T’Challa and Iron Man enter into a no-holds-barred battle as
time runs out on defeating XCon’s nefarious coup d’etat attempt on the
United States!

* THE BUZZ: “BLACK PANTHER is indeed one of the hidden gems of comicdom…
and for those of you who are working on a tight budget, I assure you, BLACK
PANTHER is worth dropping those remaining DC or CrossGen comics from your
monthly pull list, and then some!” -X-Fan

* THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

On sale June 12th (order cut-off date May 23rd)

[Black Panther #46]

BLACK PANTHER #46

cover by Jorge Lucas

Christopher Priest (w)/Jorge Lucas (p)

* THE SCOOP: Marvel’s best reviewed series hits twice this month!

* THE STORY: Caught in a temporal loop by King Solomon’s brass frogs, the
Black Panther and company suddenly find themselves in Alberdene, Texas — in
the year 1875! And as if that weren’t bad enough, they’re trapped with no
apparent means to get home! Guest starring BLAZE OF GLORY’s Rawhide Kid, Kid
Colt, and The Two-Gun Kid! It’s rip-roarin’, rootin’-tootin’ action at the
OK Corral! Yee haw, y’all!

* THE BUZZ: “It can’t be emphasized enough: this is a book that you should
be reading. And now is as good a time as any to jump on.” -Savantmag.com

* THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

On sale June 26th (order cut-off date June 6th)

CAPTAIN MARVEL #33

cover by ChrisCross

Peter David (w)/ChrisCross (p)/Rich Perrota (i)

Captain Marvel squares off against the Magus, while the fate of his friends
hangs in the balance! Meanwhile, who the heck is Coven? “Is there humorous
character interaction, surprise guest-stars and a tantalizing ending
courtesy of Peter David? Check. Is there vibrant and punchy art courtesy of
ChrisCross? Check. Does it get a great score? Check. Has it got great sales?
No! So why not?” -Comics International

On sale June 19th (order cut-off date May 30th)

[Spider-Girl #48]

SPIDER-GIRL #48

cover by Pat Olliffe & Al Williamson

Tom DeFalco (w)/Pat Olliffe (p)/Al Williamson (i)

Beginning a new story that’ll have fans of the Clone Saga doing flips!
Spider-Girl’s super hero life gets ever more complicated as her dad
reassumes his costumed identity as Spider-Man — just as Kaine suddenly
appears on the scene! Guest-starring the all-new Scarlet Spider! “This book
reminds me of ‘Smallville’ in that it’s a cross between ‘Saved by the Bell’
and action-packed super hero fare.” -Zentertainment

On sale June 5th (order cut-off date May 16th)

‘Nuff Said! (And, no, this isn’t an April Fools joke!)

Bill Rosemann

Marketing Communications Manager

Marvel Comics

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