More Marvel Previews: "Criminal," "Ghost Rider," "Ultimate X-Men"

Sun, August 5th, 2007 at 12:00am PDT

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CBR News Team, Editor

As we promised yesterday, we have even more previews of Marvel books shipping 8/8, including "Amazing Spider-Girl" #11, "Criminal" #8, "Exiles" #97, "Fantastic Five" #3, "Ghost Rider" #14, "Powers" #25, "Punisher War Journal" #10 and many more!

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.

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AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #11
COVER BY: RONALD FRENZ


WRITER: TOM DEFALCO


PENCILS: RONALD FRENZ


INKS: SAL BUSCEMA


COLORED BY: GOTHAM ENTERTAINMENT GROUP


LETTERED BY: DAVE SHARPE

THE STORY:


Not only has Carnage captured her father and baby brother, but Spider-Girl realizes that its new host is someone she knows! Guest-starring Kaine and Darkdevil!


32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

CRIMINAL #8
COVER BY: SEAN PHILLIPS


WRITER: ED BRUBAKER


PENCILS: SEAN PHILLIPS


INKS: SEAN PHILLIPS

THE STORY:


TRACY LAWLESS life is getting stranger and stranger as his quest for the truth about his brother's death gets closer to the truth. Operating with a fake name, and now having joined the former crew his brother Rick worked with as their new getaway driver, Tracy is getting deeper into the world of crime he once gave up everything to escape. And now, on top of his own twisted motives, a team of mob hitmen are gunning for him, and seem to know who he really is. From the acclaimed and award-winning team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips.

And remember, every issue of Criminal is packed from cover to cover with content, from back-up stories to noir articles by Brubaker and many other big-name writers.

EXILES #97
COVER BY: TOM COKER


WRITER: CHRIS CLAREMONT


PENCILS: STEVE SCOTT


INKS: NORMAN LEE


COLORED BY: WIL QUINTANA


LETTERED BY: TBD - LOW

THE STORY:


Last we left the Exiles, they had traveled to a utopian world where Dr. Victor Von Doom-the savior of mankind-leads a team of heroes made up from Johnny Storm, Sue Storm and Bruce Banner while Reed Richards lives life as an underground fugitive who despises what has become of the world above. Now the Exiles are split in the war between the two men when a horrifying secret is revealed about the Earth's population!


32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

FANTASTIC FIVE #3
COVER BY: CLAYTON HENRY


WRITER: TOM DEFALCO


PENCILS: RON LIM


INKS: SCOTT KOBLISH


COLORED BY: AVALON STUDIOS


LETTERED BY: DAVE SHARPE

THE STORY:


Though his metal implants have been destroyed, a severely wounded but still fighting mad Ben Grimm must take on the cosmically-powered Dr. Doom, who reveals unexpected super-allies in his quest to destroy the Fantastic Five and conquer the entire world!


32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

GHOST RIDER #14
COVER BY: MARK TEXEIRA


WRITER: DANIEL WAY


PENCILS: JAVIER SALTARES


INKS: MARK TEXEIRA


COLORED BY: DAN BROWN


LETTERED BY: VC - JOSEPH CARAMAGNA

THE STORY:


"REVELATIONS," Part 1 (of 6)


The final confrontation between Ghost Rider and Lucifer begins here! Ghost Rider, now back in control after Johnny has (once again) proven himself to be…not so good at it, has begun his brutal final march toward Lucifer's ultimate destruction. But should the fate of the mortal world-and possibly the immortal world-be entrusted to a vengeful spirit bonded to the soul of an ex-carnival performer? Heaven doesn't think so.


32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

HEDGE KNIGHT II: SWORN SWORD #3
COVER BY: MIKE S. MILLER


WRITER: BEN AVERY


GEORGE R. R. MARTIN


PENCILS: MIKE S. MILLER


INKS: MIKE S. MILLER


COLORED BY: BRUNO FERNANDEZ


LETTERED BY: BILL TORTOLINI

THE STORY:


Ser Duncan the Tall, known as Dunk to most, and his squire, Egg, find themselves in the middle of a war over water. Not only has the ruthless Red Widow been stealing Ser Eustace's water, but now she demands blood in exchange for an attack by another of Eustace's knights on one of her people. Pledged to Ser Eustace, lord of a handful of peasants and farmers, Dunk must get Ser Eustace's water back as bloodlessly as possible, make amends for the attack on the Red Widow's' people, and avoid war at all costs. But when it comes to the Red Widow and Ser Eustace, Dunk is about to find that nothing is as it seems.


32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

POWERS #25
COVER BY: MICHAEL AVON OEMING


WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


PENCILS: MICHAEL AVON OEMING

THE STORY:


"THE 25 COOLEST DEAD SUPER HEROES OF ALL TIME"


Homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim investigate murders specific to superhero cases, and they both have a secret: They both have powers. It's our big 25th issue at Marvel – and to celebrate, we have a brand-new story and two covers, one each by POWERS creators Oeming and Bendis! Not only is this issue the perfect jumping-on point, but this new story will blow the roof off of everything you know about crime comics and super hero comics! Walker vs. Pilgrim! And they both have powers! From the writer of some of your favorite Marvel comics (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, NEW AVENGERS) comes a brand-new chapter from this award-winning book. Part 1 (of 6)


32 PGS./Explicit Content …$2.95


POWERS is TM & 2006 Jinxworld Inc. All Rights Reserved.

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #10
COVER BY: ARIEL OLIVETTI


WRITER: MATT FRACTION


PENCILS: ARIEL OLIVETTI


COLORED BY: ARIEL OLIVETTI


LETTERED BY: VC - JOSEPH CARAMAGNA

THE STORY:


The Punisher's one-man crusade to stop the white-power border war kicked off by the Hate-Monger comes to a head in this, the bloody conclusion to BLOOD AND SAND. Everybody's trying to kill everybody else. Frank Castle's been beaten within an inch of his life. Hate Monger's terrible machines broadcast wave after wave of unbridled rage into the desert, making it even harder for Clarke and Bridge to trust one another. By the end of the night, it'll be all our heroes can do to aim straight... and not at each other.


This Cannot End Well.


32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ULTIMATE X-MEN #85
COVER BY: YANICK PAQUETTE


WRITER: ROBERT KIRKMAN


PENCILS: YANICK PAQUETTE


INKS: SERGE LAPOINTE


COLORED BY: STEPHANE PERU


LETTERED BY: VC - JOSEPH CARAMAGNA

THE STORY:


The X-Men have only been reformed for mere days, and they're already in the middle of a national crisis. The Sentinels have been reactivated-mutants are once again hunted and killed like animals. But who's controlling them this time-and what does it have to do with the newly-formed Mutant Liberation Front?


32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

 
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