Marvel Comics Shipping January 4, 2008

Fri, December 28th, 2007 at 12:00am PST

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CBR News Team, Editor

Marvel has provided CBR News with advance looks at new comics shipping next week -- January 4, 2008 -- to comics stores everywhere. When you're done checking out these exciting previews of "Annihilation: Conquest" #3, "Moon Knight" #14, "Ms. Marvel" #23, "Silver Surfer: In Thy Name" #3 and "Ultimate Human" #1, don't forget to stop by CBR's Marvel Comics forum to discuss these titles with fellow readers.

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ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST #3

COVER BY: ALEKSI BRICLOT

WRITER: DAN ABNETT

ANDY LANNING

PENCILS: TOM RANEY

INKS: SCOTT HANNA

COLORED BY: FRANK D'ARMATA

LETTERED BY: VC - JOE CARAMAGNA

THE STORY:

The cosmic blockbuster rocks on-as things go horribly wrong for our heroes! The Phalanx closes in on Star-Lord and his scrappy squad, Ronan comes face-to-face with a vengeful enemy, and Quasar & Moondragon discover a deep secret that could save the Kree...but they both might be dead before they can use it! Writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning join forces with superstar artist Tom Raney to bring you the sci-fi event that Aint It Cool News says is "…a worthy sequel and every bit the equal to the impressively cohesive and thoroughly entertaining crossover event ANNIHILATION from last year!"

Rated T+ …$2.99

MOON KNIGHT #14

COVER BY: ARTHUR SUYDAM

WRITER: MIKE BENSON

PENCILS: JAVIER SALTARES

MARK TEXEIRA

INKS: MARK TEXEIRA

COLORED BY: DAN BROWN

LETTERED BY: VC - JOE CARAMAGNA

THE STORY:

"GOD AND COUNTRY," PART 1 OF 6

Award-winning TV writer Mike Benson (Entourage) takes over the reins, with co-plotter Charlie Huston!

Moon Knight is back in the game-leaving a trail of broken bodies in his wake-and everyone wants to know the same thing: Who the hell gave this psycho a Registration Card? But no one wants to know more than the architect of the Initiative, Tony Stark. As the body count grows, the pressure to bring in the poster child for super-powered irresponsibility might grow too much for Stark to ignore. And when that happens…?

Parental Advisory …$2.99

MS. MARVEL #23

COVER BY: GREG HORN

WRITER: BRIAN REED

PENCILS: AARON LOPRESTI

INKS: MATT RYAN

COLORED BY: CHRIS SOTOMAYOR

LETTERED BY: DAVE SHARPE

THE STORY:

Carol Danvers is stranded and powerless on Monster Island, surrounded by a nest full of Brood, and trying desperately to survive. When the Lightning Storm team comes to her rescue, things only get worse! Brian Reed (Captain Marvel)

and Aaron Lopresti (Incredible Hulk) continue their run towards Ms. Marvel's historic 25th issue with this tale of Monsters and Marvels!

Rated T+ …$2.99

SILVER SURFER: IN THY NAME #3

COVER BY: PAUL POPE

WRITER: SIMON SPURRIER

PENCILS: TAN ENG HUAT

COLORED BY: JOSE VILLARRUBIA

LETTERED BY: VC - CORY PETIT

THE STORY:

Phase-crucifixions! Astral squid-beasts! Conniving aristocrats! Tangled in all the obstacles and oddities of an exotic Empire, the Silver Surfer finds that his toughest test-to soothe the hatred of ancient enemies-is beyond even the Power Cosmic. But is he prepared to commit the ultimate atrocity to secure a chance for peace…? Cosmic craziness turns to darkness and death, as Spurrier and Huat's galactic extravaganza takes an unexpected turn with the surprise appearance of a looming figure from the Surfer's past…

Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATE HUMAN #1

COVER BY: CARY NORD

WRITER: WARREN ELLIS

PENCILS: CARY NORD

LETTERED BY: CHRIS ELIOPOULOS

THE STORY:

It's the Ultimate war between the Hulk and Iron Man! Desperate for a cure to his dark disease, scientist Bruce Banner begs Tony Stark for a release from the curse of the Hulk! Stark agrees, but in the midst of the experimentation, something goes horribly wrong. And you know what happens next: man and monster collide! Be there as writer Warren Ellis (ULTIMATE GALACTUS) begins his next Ultimate epic-and is joined by amazing artist

Cary Nord (Conan)!

Rated T+ …$2.99

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