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'Ultimate' Sweeps Becomes Marvel Must Have

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[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 nearlyswept the top of Diamond's sales charts, and now readers are sweeping it outof comic stores everywhere.

To help meet the growing demand, Marvel announces the rush-solicitation ofMARVEL MUST HAVES: ULTIMATE WAR. For just $3.99, this special editioncollects three sold-out issues, including the chart-topping ULTIMATE WAR #1.Also collected is ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #33, the beginning of the red-hotVENOM story arc, and ULTIMATE X-MEN #26. This prologue to the "Return of theKing" story arc features the 'ultimate' showdown between the X-Men andMagneto.

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

"December's 'Ultimate Sweeps' was just a perfect capper to a year that sawMarvel sweep the industry nearly every month!" says Marvel Editor-in-ChiefJoe Quesada. "I guess we should have called it 'Ultimate ExclamationPoint'!"

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

Michael Doran

Marketing Communications Manager

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