Marvel Comics Shipping December 12, 2007

Fri, December 7th, 2007 at 12:00am PST

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CBR News Team, Editor

Marvel Comics has provided CBR News with advance looks at new books shipping next week -- December 12, 2007 -- including "Fantastic Four" #552, "Ghost Rider" #18, "Nova" #9, "Punisher War Journal" #14, "Ultimate Iron Man II" #1 and "X-Men: Die By The Sword" #5. When you're done checking out these exciting previews, don't forget to stop by CBR's Marvel Comics forum to discuss these titles with fellow readers.

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FANTASTIC FOUR #552

COVER BY: MICHAEL TURNER

WRITER: DWAYNE MCDUFFIE

PENCILS: PAUL PELLETIER

INKS: RICK MAGYAR

COLORED BY: PAUL MOUNTS

LETTERED BY: VC - RUS WOOTON

THE STORY:

Dr. Doom has come from the future with a message: Reed Richards must be stopped now, before his ultimate Civil War plans come to fruition. What was Mr. Fantastic really doing during Civil War? The answers are finally revealed.

Rated A …$2.99

GHOST RIDER #18
COVER BY: TONY MOORE

WRITER: DANIEL WAY

PENCILS: JAVIER SALTARES

MARK TEXIERA

INKS: TOM PALMER

COLORED BY: DAN BROWN

LETTERED BY: JOSEPH CARAMAGNA

THE STORY:

"Revelations," Part 5 (of 6)

All hype aside, this issue, the penultimate chapter of Revelations, is the most significant Ghost Rider issue since August of '72. No B.S. Get it quickly and avoid the Internet until after you've read it.

Parental Advisory …$2.99

NOVA #9

COVER BY: ADI GRANOV

WRITER: DAN ABNETT

ANDY LANNING

PENCILS: WELLINTON ALVES

INKS: SCOTT HANNA

COLORED BY: GURU-EFX

LETTERED BY: CORY PETIT

THE STORY:

New allies – new foes – the new story-arc kicked-off last issue rockets onwards! What is the haunted place known as

Knowhere? Who are Xarth's Mightiest Heroes? And why will the new character called Cosmo quickly become one of your favorites? Oh…and what well-known Annihilation characters are hot on Nova's trail? Wizard just named NOVA their "Book of the Month" – find out why right here!

Rated T+ …$2.99

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #14
COVER BY: ARIEL OLIVETTI

WRITER: MATT FRACTION

PENCILS: CORY WALKER

INKS: CORY WALKER

COLORED BY: DAVE STEWART

LETTERED BY: JOSEPH CARAMAGNA

THE STORY:

Kraven's back, and Frank Castle's on the hunt in this, the second part of HUNTER/HUNTED. The son of Kraven has gone mad and begun collecting a menagerie of varied and villainous animal characters. The latest baddie he's hunted down? The RHINO, who he swooped in and kidnapped before The Punisher could frag him. Bad idea. So: Kraven hunts the underbelly of the Marvel Universe to build his posthuman zoo. Punisher hunts Kraven. G.W. Bridge hunts the next member of his team. And what about Rhino? How does HE feel about all this? Not good. Not good at all. Surely it's a bad day for somebody. Hooray!

Parental Advisory …$2.99

ULTIMATE IRON MAN II #1
COVER BY: PASQUAL FERRY

WRITER: ORSON SCOTT CARD

PENCILS: PASQUAL FERRY

INKS: PASQUAL FERRY

COLORED BY: JUSTIN PONSOR

THE STORY:

The untold origin of Iron Man continues – written by international best-selling author Orson Scott Card! When last we saw him, young Tony Stark was nearly blown to bits. How much of him survived his initial Iron Man trial run – and where does the young genius go from here? Plus: How does James Rhodes fit into Tony's plans for the perfect fighting machine? Four-time Hugo Award-winner, two-time Nebula Award-winner and World Fantasy Award-winner Orson Scott Card (author of Ender's Game) returns to the Ultimate Universe, now joined by

Ultimate Fantastic Four's Pasqual Ferry!

Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-MEN: DIE BY THE SWORD #5
COVER BY: JELENA DJURDJEVIC

WRITER: CHRIS CLAREMONT

PENCILS: JUAN ROMAN CANO SANTACRUZ CAFU

INKS: RAUL FERNANDEZ FONTS

LETTERED BY: SIMON BOWLAND

THE STORY:

Cap is back! No, not that one. Captain Britain returns, but he may be too late to prevent casualties amongst the Exiles and Excalibur as the true threat to all that is stands revealed! Good thing the Captain has brought along a few old friends…Don't miss the shocking end of the crossover that sets up the Exiles series finale!

Rated A …$2.99

 
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