Marvel Previews: "Avengers: The Initiative," "Captain America" & More

Sat, July 14th, 2007 at 12:00am PDT

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Marvel Comics has provided CBR News with advance looks at their newest comics shipping next week, July 18, to stores everywhere. When you're done checking out these exciting previews, stop by CBR's Marvel Comics forum to discuss the latest issues with fellow fans.

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AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #4

COVER BY: JIM CHEUNG

WRITER: DAN SLOTT

PENCILS: STEFANO CASELLI

INKS: STEFANO CASELLI

COLORED BY: DANIELE RUDONI

LETTERED BY: JOSEPH CARAMAGNA

THE STORY:

"GREEN ZONE" Part 1 of 2

When the Hulk and his Warbound invade America, the Superhuman Armed Forces answer the call! Our young recruits have seen plenty of action, but will it prepare them for ALL-OUT WAR?! In this time of crisis, will SHE-HULK be able to take IRON MAN'S orders? And what is HARDBALL hiding from everyone? Believe it or not, it's a secret that could turn the tide of the entire WAR!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

PRICE: 2.99

IN STORES: July 18, 2007

CAPTAIN AMERICA #28

COVER BY: STEVE EPTING

WRITER: ED BRUBAKER

PENCILS: STEVE EPTING

MIKE PERKINS

INKS: STEVE EPTING

COLORED BY: FRANK D'ARMATA

LETTERED BY: CHRIS ELIOPOULOS

THE STORY:

Meet the New Serpent Squad, their leader -- Sin, the daughter of the Red Skull! And now as the world still reels from the tragic assassination of Captain America, the Skull and his minions begin to put their plans into motion, to deadly effect! And as the Falcon and Nick Fury hunt for the Winter Soldier, new director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Tony Stark, gets a message from beyond the grave...

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

PRICE: 2.99

IN STORES: July 18, 2007

NEW X-MEN #40

COVER BY: SKOTTIE YOUNG

WRITER: CHRISTOPHER YOST

CRAIG KYLE

PENCILS: SKOTTIE YOUNG

INKS: SEAN P. PARSONS

COLORED BY: SKOTTIE YOUNG

LETTERED BY: DAVE SHARPE

THE STORY:

“QUEST FOR MAGIK” Part 3 of 4

Things aren’t going well for the New X-Men in Limbo. Most are captives of the devil-ish Belasco who will kill them to get what he wants. But who is this girl who bears a striking resemblance to a certain Russian mutant who died years ago? And does she mean help or harm to the New X-Men? Either way, one has lost his heart. Another will lose her soul.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

PRICE: 2.99

IN STORES: July 18, 2007

THE ORDER #1

COVER BY: BARRY KITSON

WRITER: MATT FRACTION

PENCILS: BARRY KITSON

INKS: MARK MORALES

COLORED BY: DEAN WHITE

THE STORY:

THE ORDER introduces the all-new and Los Angeles-based crown jewel in Tony Stark’s FIFTY-STATE INITIATIVE. A team of Stark-branded and created super heroes, these young actors, athletes and models are infused with tremendous powers and even more tremendous fame, reborn as the First Super Hero Team of Tomorrow™ -- THE ORDER. Here the same ol'-same ol' means hooking up at the Standard, drinks at SkyBar and a death-duel on Sunset Blvd. against some villain too stupid to realize that, in Hollywood, the good guys always win. The catch: you can be fired at any point along the way. And every inch of your life will be subjected to intense public scrutiny. And if you survive all that for a whole year, you'll face mandatory retirement. And there's no guarantee you'll live to see that retirement. If you had one year to save the world, what would you do?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

PRICE: 2.99

IN STORES: July 18, 2007


WORLD WAR HULK: FRONT LINE #2

COVER BY: JOHN WATSON

WRITER: PAUL JENKINS

PENCILS: RAMON BACHS

SHAWN MARTINBROUGH

CHRIS MORENO

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

PRICE: 2.99

IN STORES: July 18, 2007

WORLD WAR HULK: X-MEN #2

COVER BY: ED MCGUINNESS

WRITER: CHRISTOS GAGE

PENCILS: ANDREA DI VITO

INKS: ANDREA DI VITO

COLORED BY:

LETTERED BY: VC - CORY PETIT

THE STORY:

It's an all-out action issue as the Astonishing X-Men battle the Hulk in defense of Professor Xavier's dream! You've never seen a Hulk/Wolverine matchup this savage! Plus, what other members of the extended X-Men family will respond to the distress call...and will there be anything left when they do? Featuring Juggernaut!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

PRICE: 2.99

IN STORES: July 25, 2007

 
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