More Marvel Comics Shipping January 4, 2008

Sat, December 29th, 2007 at 12:00am PST

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Marvel has provided CBR News with more advance looks at new comcis shipping next week -- January 4, 2008 -- to comics stores everywhere. When you're done checking out these exciting previews of "Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures" #7, "Hedge Knight II: Sworn Sword" #4, "Howard Duck" #4, "Magician Apprentice" #12 and "Omega: The Unknown" #4, make sure to stop by CBR's Marvel Comics forum to discuss these titles with fellow readers.

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ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES #7

COVER BY: BRETT BOOTH

WRITER: LAURELL K. HAMILTON

JESS RUFFNER

PENCILS: BRETT BOOTH

THE STORY:

Guilty Pleasures is back! After a short hiatus, the hit adaptation of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series continues! What price will Anita pay in order to save her friend's life and solve the Vampire Murders? Will she actually kiss Phillip? How far will Edward go in order to find out where the daytime resting place of the Master Vampires truly is? Where is Jean-Claude? And most importantly, who is behind the Vampire Murders?

What's next for Anita Blake, you ask? The answers to all of those questions begin here!

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

HEDGE KNIGHT II: SWORN SWORD #4
COVER BY: MIKE S. MILLER

WRITER: GEORGE R.R. MARTIN

BEN AVERY

PENCILS: MIKE S. MILLER

INKS: MIKE S. MILLER

COLORED BY: BRUNO FERNANDEZ

LETTERED BY: BILL TORTOLINI

THE STORY:

Drought has engulfed the land, and with tempers getting hotter, war is on the horizon. The Red Widow has lost the blood of one of her men to Ser Eustace. Ser Eustace has lost water to the Red Widow. Can Dunk, a hedge knight who has sworn his sword to Ser Eustace, and Egg, Dunk's squire and also a prince, negotiate an end to the escalation of war? Or is the price of blood and water too high?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

HOWARD THE DUCK #4
COVER BY: JUAN BOBILLO

WRITER: TY TEMPLETON

PENCILS: JUAN BOBILLO

INKS: MARCELO SOSA

COLORED BY: NESTOR PEREYRA

LETTERED BY: NATE PIEKOS

THE STORY:

This is it! The final showdown between Howard the Duck and the evil forces bent on controlling America. Will Howard and Bev survive being crucified by the media? PLUS: Howard gets his greatest wish granted, by the most powerful man in the free world! (Can you guess who it is?)

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MAGICIAN APPRENTICE #12

COVER BY: KHOI PHAM

WRITER: BRYAN GLASS

RAYMOND E. FEIST

PENCILS: RYAN STEGMAN

INKS: RYAN STEGMAN

COLORED BY: KIERAN OATS

LETTERED BY: SIMON BOWLAND

THE STORY:

The Eve of the Riftwar is here! Pug and the ducal party at last fulfill their desperate quest and arrive at the Kingdom's capital city of Rillanon. But the unease and growing tension of their long journey culminates in frustration as King Rodric the 4th reveals himself as a sovereign unhinged, plagued by indecisiveness and terrifying personality shifts. Treachery abounds, and not all is as it appears to be. As Duke Borric contemplates treason against the crown, the Riftwar finally erupts as the mighty Tsurani Empire begin their conquest of Midkemia.

PRICE: 2.99

OMEGA: THE UNKNOWN #4
COVER BY: FAREL DALRYMPLE

WRITER: JONATHAN LETHEM

PENCILS: FAREL DALRYMPLE

INKS: FAREL DALRYMPLE

COLORED BY: PAUL HORNSCHEMEIER

LETTERED BY: FAREL DALRYMPLE

THE STORY:

The schooldays of Alex Island, Omega's youthful counterpart, take a swerve into teen tragedy, raising the question: What's worse, an invasion of interstellar robots intent on poisoning our nation's precious hamburger supply with nanotechnology or an ordinary day in a public high school in New York City? Plus, the robots don't give The Mink a hand-they take one.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

 
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