Marvel Advance Solicitations for April, 2008 - Update!

Mon, January 21st, 2008 at 12:00am PST

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CBR News Team, Editor

Marvel has provided CBR News with advance images and solicitation images for new comics on sale in April 2008. The full list of Marvel's April solicitations will be available Tuesday morning at 9:00am (PST). When you're done checking out these exciting previews, be sure to stop by CBR's Marvel Comics forum to discuss these titles with fellow readers.

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ULTIMATES 3 #5 (of 5)
Written by JEPH LOEB

Art & 50/50 Wraparound Covers by JOE MADUREIRA & CHRISTIAN LICHTNER

This is it, the ending you've been breathlessly waiting for! Who killed the Scarlet Witch -- and why? The answers will rock you as the Ultimate Universe is about to explode! Betrayals, secrets, and even another murder are all laid bare as superstars Jeph Loeb, Joe Madureira and Christian Lichtner conclude Volume 3!  But the next big Ultimates story is just beginning, as right around the corner is...Ultimatum!

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #556

Written by MARK MILLAR

Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH

That's the problem with Utopias-they're all-too-often built on a foundation of human tears. When an organism designed to abolish war is set into motion, and it decides that the only way to accomplish its objective is to eliminate anyone who could possibly pick up a weapon, there's only one foursome to turn to if humanity is going to survive!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

HULK #4

Written by JEPH LOEB

Pencils & 50/50 Covers by ED MCGUINNESS

This is it.  The one you've been SMASHING for. The Green Hulk RETURNS!  It's Green Hulk Vs. Red Hulk --but the real loser is the Planet Earth.  There have been knock-down-dragger-outters in the Marvel Universe -- but nothing like this!  Plus, who gave the Watcher such good seats???  If you read ONE comic book this month, it's gotta be HULK -- or SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

IMMORTAL IRON FIST #14

Written by MATT FRACTION

& ED BRUBAKER

Penciled by DAVID AJA

Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

This is it, kids--the skull–busting, chest–punching, punch–kicking conclusion to THE SEVEN CAPITAL CITIES OF HEAVEN. Seven practitioners of super kung fu, champing at the bit to bloody each other to a pulp. A rogue Hydra cell, intent on destroying K'un-Lun from Earth, loads its terror train full of explosives and prepares to fire it through a warp in space-time. A schism in the leadership of K'un-Lun threatens to tear the city in two. The original Heroes for Hire, outgunned, outmanned, and out of time somewhere in Tibet. And Davos, the arch-rival of Iron Fist, intent on exploiting all this chaos, wants to assassinate Danny Rand once and for all. When was the last time a comic melted your face off? When was the last time you read THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST?

48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

IRON MAN #28

Written by DANIEL KNAUF & CHARLES KNAUF

Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE

Cover by GERALD PAREL

Tony Stark is losing his mind and his freedom.  Maya Hansen is becoming a pawn in the Mandarin's genocidal game.  And the leaders of S.H.I.E.L.D. are under house arrest, unable to take any action.  With the international community about to decide their fate, Iron Man and his allies are in deep…so deep, we'll need a double-sized issue to reveal what happens next!

48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #53
Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by TYLER KIRKHAM

Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO

The conclusion to the Cosmic Cube Thanos saga! Mr. Fantastic is M.I.A. The Invisible Woman and the Human Torch have gone over to the dark side. That leaves only one man-the Thing-to wrest the all-powerful Cosmic Cube from the clutches of the mad god Thanos!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATE HUMAN #4 (of 4)
Written by WARREN ELLIS

Pencils & Cover by CARY NORD

Hulk vs. Iron Man – the conclusion! The full scope of Peter Wisdom's terrifying plan is revealed, but Tony Stark and Bruce Banner are powerless to stop his mad scheme! Has the world traded the horror of the Hulk for a menace many times more deadly? The dream team of Warren Ellis and Cary Nord deliver a shock ending to the climax of this critically acclaimed event.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #121
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN

The return of Omega Red! The deadly assassin is out for blood-J. Jonah Jameson's blood to be exact! Why does he want to slice the Daily Bugle's publisher to ribbons? And what can Spider-Man do about it? Find out in another action-packed issue of the series IGN.com calls "a wonderfully enjoyable read."

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATE X-MEN #93
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN

Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

It's Robert Kirkman's final issue of ULTIMATE X-MEN – and he's going out with a bang! Has the worst happened? Has Apocalypse

triumphed? If so, there is only one force in the universe with the power to end his iron fisted reign. But it is a power of such

magnitude that its slightest misuse could bring about the end of all things!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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