Marvel Comics On Sale February 13, 2008

Fri, February 8th, 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 -- February 13, 2008 -- in comics stores everywhere. When you're done checking out these exciting previews of "Black Panther" #34, "Fantastic Four" #554, "Punisher War Journal" #16, "Punisher: Force of Nature," "Ultimate Iron Man II" #3, "Wolverine" #62 and "X-Factor" #28, don't forget to stop by CBR's Marvel Comics forum to discuss these titles with fellow readers.

For more on "Fantastic Four," check out our interviews with writer Mark Millar and artist Bryan Hitch.

For more on "Wolverine," check out our interview with writer Jason Aaron.

 

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BLACK PANTHER #34

COVER BY: SALVADOR LARROCA

WRITER: REGINALD HUDLIN

PENCILS: FRANCIS PORTELA

COLORED BY: AVALON - MATT MILLA

LETTERED BY: VC - CORY PETIT

THE STORY:

"GANGSTA LEAN," PART 3

It's clobberin' time-in the arena and in the streets, between the Gangsters and Panthers, and between the Fantastic Four and the elusive, malicious Golden Frogs!

Rated T+ …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #554

COVER BY: BRYAN HITCH

WRITER: MARK MILLAR

PENCILS: BRYAN HITCH

INKS: PAUL NEARY

COLORED BY: PAUL MOUNTS

THE STORY:

MARK MILLAR! BRYAN HITCH! Need we say more? All right, we will! Who is Mrs. Fantastic? And how will her return into Reed's life rock comicdom's First Family? Also, get ready to meet the Invisible Woman's brand NEW super-team! This issue kicks off a year-long storyline that will make FANTASTIC FOUR "The World's ULTIMATEST Comic Magazine!" Promise!

Rated A…$2.99

NOVA ANNUAL #1

COVER BY: NIC KLEIN

WRITER: DAN ABNETT

PENCILS: WELLINTON ALVES

KLEBS JR.

MAHMUD ASRAR

COLORED BY: GURU-EFX

LETTERED BY: VC - CORY PETIT

THE STORY:

The repercussions from ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST rocket Nova into his first Annual! As Nova desperately races to find the key to defeating the Phalanx, the tyrannical techno-fiends make one last attempt to enslave him-in an act that will unravel Richard Rider's life right back to the moment where he first became the man called Nova – and possibly reveal his future! Ongoing NOVA writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning team with new NOVA artist Wellinton Alves and Dynamo 5's Mahmud Asrar for huge action, shocking drama, and unmissable revelations for the book that Comixtreme.com calls "one of the very best Marvel books currently being published."

Rated T+ …$3.99

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #16
COVER BY: ALEX MALEEV

WRITER: MATT FRACTION

PENCILS: HOWARD CHAYKIN

INKS: HOWARD CHAYKIN

COLORED BY: STUDIO F - EDGAR DELGADO

LETTERED BY: VC - JOE CARAMAGNA

THE STORY:

The Punisher isn't known for taking prisoners–so what's life like for those rare few that DO survive their run-ins with Frank Castle? When we last saw The Gibbon, he'd been poisoned and blown up by the Punisher and left to roast alive in a bar full of his D-List cohorts. And today? He lives in hiding with a fellow survivor, plotting his revenge against the man that took his life away, every tick of the clock bringing him closer to an inevitable explosion of violence. Fandom has spoken, and it has said "Gibbon." We listened. You're welcome. By Matt Fraction (THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST, THE ORDER, Casanova) and the legendary Howard Chaykin (WOLVERINE, Howard Chaykin's American Flagg!)!

Parental Advisory …$2.99

PUNISHER: FORCE OF NATURE #1
COVER BY: MIKE DEODATO

WRITER: DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

PENCILS: MICHEL LACOMBE

INKS: MICHEL LACOMBE

COLORED BY:

THE STORY:

Hot crime author Duane Swierczynski (The Blonde) and artist Michel Lacombe (Star Wars) unleash a "Force of Nature."

There's nothing like chillin' with your closest buds on a weekend fishing trip, especially when you're about to launch the biggest criminal deal of your careers. Out here on the high seas, life is sweet. That is, until your engine explodes. And your boat sinks. And there's no food or water. And the puking starts. And the backstabbing begins. And the only life preserver is in the hands of a man who wears a black shirt with a skull on it!

Explicit Content…$4.99

ULTIMATE IRON MAN II #3

COVER BY: PASQUAL FERRY

WRITER: ORSON SCOTT CARD

PENCILS: PASQUAL FERRY

INKS: PASQUAL FERRY

COLORED BY: DEAN WHITE

LETTERED BY: TBD - HIGH

THE STORY:

The origin of Ult. Iron Man continues-written by award-winning novelist Orson Scott Card! Obadiah Stane forms an alliance with a new villain! Young Tony Stark at loggerheads with the U.S. Government! And the bad guys get some Iron Man technology! It's all brought to you by star artist Pasqual Ferry (Ultimate Fantastic Four) and Orson Scott Card, the New York Times best-selling author of Enderis Game!

Parental Advisory…$2.99

WOLVERINE #62

COVER BY: RON GARNEY

WRITER: JASON AARON

PENCILS: RON GARNEY

COLORED BY: JASON KEITH

LETTERED BY: VC - CORY PETIT

THE STORY:

"GET MYSTIQUE" PART 1

Writer Jason Aaron (Scalped) and artist Ron Garney (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) bring you a searing 4-part epilog to the biggest X-Men Event in a decade. In the searing aftermath of "Messiah CompleX," Wolverine has just one thing on his mind: revenge. But who is the focus of his rage, and what dark secret does he share with them? And how far over the edge is Wolverine willing to go to get what he wants?

Parental Advisory…$2.99

X-FACTOR #28

COVER BY: GLENN FABRY

WRITER: PETER DAVID

PENCILS: PABLO RAIMONDI

INKS: PABLO RAIMONDI

COLORED BY: JEROMY COX

LETTERED BY: VC - CORY PETIT

THE STORY:

A DIVIDED WE STAND tie-in!

Following the events of MESSIAH COMPLEX, X-Factor Investigations is in shambles. Jamie is a basketcase from his trip to a nightmarish future, Layla's fate is completely in the air, and Wolfsbane has to leave the team to join X-FORCE, though none of her friends can know about it. What will Wolfsbane tell the X-Factor team? What are they going to do about Layla? How is Jamie coping with his guilt? Get onboard here for X-Factor's brand-new direction!

Rated T+…$2.99

 
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