More Marvel Comics On Sale January 30th, 2008

Sun, January 27th, 2008 at 12:00am PST

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CBR News Team, Editor

Marvel has provided CBR News with advance looks at new comics on sale next week -- January 30, 2008 -- in comics stores everywhere. 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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AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #9

COVER BY: STEFANO CASELLI


WRITER: DAN SLOTT


PENCILS: STEFANO CASELLI


INKS: STEFANO CASELLI


COLORED BY: DANIELE RUDONI


LETTERED BY: VC - JOE CARAMAGNA

THE STORY:


KILLED IN ACTION (Part 2 of 4)


"The First Casualty"


The Initiative's biggest secret hasn't come back to haunt them, it's come back to KILL THEM! Blood will run, heads will roll, and this time "dead" means DEAD! Say goodbye to at LEAST one regular cast member as KILLED IN ACTION starts racking up its body count. You know, maybe this WASN'T such a good time for TASKMASTER, ANT-MAN, and the new recruits to sign up…


Rated T+ …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE CHOSEN #6
COVER BY: TRAVIS CHAREST


WRITER: DAVID MORRELL


PENCILS: MITCH BREITWEISER

THE STORY:


The twilight of Captain America's life draws to a close. David Morrell-the best-selling author of First Blood and creator of Rambo-and Mitch Breitweiser (DRAX) bring you to the bittersweet final chapter of this Marvel Knights story in the vein of SPIDER-MAN: REIGN and SILVER SURFER: REQUIEM. Captain America is dying-but with his last gasps of life, he will select his replacement. Can James Newman, a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps, rise to the challenge and overcome his fear? Can anyone else?


Cardstock Cover/Rated T+ …$3.99

HOUSE OF M: AVENGERS #4
COVER BY: MIKE PERKINS


WRITER: CHRISTOS GAGE


PENCILS: MIKE PERKINS


INKS: MIKE PERKINS


COLORED BY: LAURA MARTIN


LETTERED BY: VC - RUS WOOTON

THE STORY:


Conflict threatens to tear apart the Avengers as they must choose whether to join the larger resistance against Magneto, or continue to focus their efforts locally. But they might not get the chance to decide, as the Kingpin and his assassins-Bullseye, Elektra, Gladiator and Typhoid Mary-make their move!


Rated T+ …$2.99

WHAT IF? SPIDER-MAN VS. WOLVERINE #1

COVER BY: JOHN ROMITA JR.


WRITER: JEFF PARKER


PENCILS: CLAYTON HENRY


INKS: CLAYTON HENRY


LETTERED BY: NATE PIEKOS

THE STORY:


Spider-Man is a killer.


In 1987, Peter Parker followed Wolverine to Russia, who was on the trail of a friend working for the KGB. Realizing that the KGB would eventually kill his friend, Wolverine wanted to put her out of her misery. Peter tried to stop him, but accidentally killed the friend instead. Haunted by his actions, Peter fled home into the waiting arms of Mary Jane.


But WHAT IF…Peter never went home? WHAT IF…the Spider never came out of the cold?


Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN: EMPEROR VULCAN #5

COVER BY: BILLY TAN


WRITER: CHRISTOPHER YOST


PENCILS: PACO DIAZ LUQUE


INKS: VICENTE CIFUENTES


COLORED BY: BRIAN REBER


LETTERED BY: VC - JOE CARAMAGNA

THE STORY:


The star-shattering conclusion! Everything has been building to this...Polaris versus the Imperial Guard. Marvel Girl versus Gladiator. And finally, brother versus brother. Havok makes his final stand against Vulcan, whose power dwarfs his own. Who will control the M'Kraan Crystal? Will the Shi'Ar Empire break apart, or unite? What is the fate of the Scy'ar Tal? And will any of the X-Men survive to tell the tale? The answers will surprise you.


Rated T+ …$2.99

THE ZOMBIE: SIMON GARTH #3

COVER BY: KYLE HOTZ


WRITER: KYLE HOTZ


PENCILS: KYLE HOTZ


INKS: KYLE HOTZ


LETTERED BY:

THE STORY:


We're no food critics, but we knows what we likes: delicious living flesh! Warm, gushing blood! Organs and brains rich in nutrients! The zombie horde grows bigger, and the odds grow longer for the innocents caught in the eye of the undead storm. But the living dead have problems of their own! Lost in the woods, hunted by very human predators…and the only person who can save them from the living dead and from themselves is…a zombie?


Cardstock Cover/Explicit Content …$3.99

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