Marvel Previews: "Blade," "New Avengers," "Hulk" & More

Sat, August 4th, 2007 at 12:00am PDT

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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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