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‘Ultimate’ Sweeps Becomes Marvel Must Have

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Official Press Release

[Ultimate Must Have]

Marvel’s ULTIMATE SWEEPS Month continues to live up to its advance billing.
Led by the debut of ULTIMATE WAR #1, the December ULTIMATE titles nearly
swept the top of Diamond’s sales charts, and now readers are sweeping it out
of comic stores everywhere.

To help meet the growing demand, Marvel announces the rush-solicitation of
MARVEL MUST HAVES: ULTIMATE WAR. For just $3.99, this special edition
collects three sold-out issues, including the chart-topping ULTIMATE WAR #1.
Also collected is ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #33, the beginning of the red-hot
VENOM story arc, and ULTIMATE X-MEN #26. This prologue to the “Return of the
King” story arc features the ‘ultimate’ showdown between the X-Men and
Magneto.

Marvel’s early Christmas gift to fans and retailers can be ordered through
Diamond Distributors immediately and will go on sale beginning January 8th.
For more information contact your local comic shop or Diamond
Representative.

“December’s ‘Ultimate Sweeps’ was just a perfect capper to a year that saw
Marvel sweep the industry nearly every month!” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief
Joe Quesada. “I guess we should have called it ‘Ultimate Exclamation
Point’!”

MARVEL MUST HAVES: ULTIMATE WAR (75960605248600511) is an 80-page, full
color collected edition. Available to retailers by 1/8/03, it will have a
cover price of $3.99.

Michael Doran

Marketing Communications Manager

Marvel Comics

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