Marvel Comics On Sale February 20, 2008

Fri, February 15th, 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 20, 2008 -- in comics stores everywhere. When you're done checking out these exciting previews of "Cable & Deadpool" #50, "Incredible Hercules" #114, "Iron Man" #26, "Mighty Avengers" #9, "Wolverine: Origins" #22 and "WWH Aftersmash: Warbound" #3, don't forget to stop by CBR's Marvel Comics forum to discuss these titles with fellow readers.

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CABLE & DEADPOOL #50

COVER BY: SKOTTIE YOUNG

WRITER: REILLY BROWN

FABIAN NICIEZA

PENCILS: REILLY BROWN

INKS: JEREMY FREEMAN

COLORED BY: GOTHAM ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

LETTERED BY: DAVE SHARPE

THE STORY:

SERIES FINALE! Alien symbiotes plus dinosaurs equals what? A threat unlike anything you've ever seen! The dreaded VENOM SYMBIOTE has multiplied, and made some new friends of the prehistoric variety, giving the Merc with a Mouth his final opportunity to prove himself the ultimate hero -- or the ultimate villain! Guest staring SPIDER-MAN! The FANTASTIC FOUR! The MIGHTY AVENGERS! And of course, those lovable goons from AGENCY X!

Rated T+…$3.99

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #114
COVER BY: ART ADAMS

WRITER: FRED VAN LENTE

GREG PAK

PENCILS: KHOI PHAM

INKS: PAUL NEARY

COLORED BY: STEPHANE PERU

LETTERED BY: VC - JOE CARAMAGNA

THE STORY:

In the wake of WORLD WAR HULK, the Mighty Avengers are hot on the heels of unrepentant renegades Hercules and Amadeus Cho. Driven into a mindless berserker rage by Ares, Herc has become the critical piece of Cho's plan to utterly destroy S.H.I.E.L.D. What is Cho's master plan to wipe out the spy agency...and is he willing to get Herc killed to do it? Guest-starring the Champions of Los Angeles! Yes, seriously.

Rated A…$2.99

IRON MAN #26

COVER BY: GERALD PAREL

WRITER: DANIEL KNAUF

CHARLES KNAUF

PENCILS: ROBERTO DE LA TORRE

INKS: JONATHAN SIBAL

COLORED BY: DEAN WHITE

LETTERED BY: VC - JOE CARAMAGNA

THE STORY:

All paths have led to this: the inevitable showdown between Iron Man and the Mandarin!

As the man behind the mask, Tony Stark's life has hit rock bottom. His plans for the super hero Initiative have hit a tragic snag. His former flame, believed dead, is being manipulated by one of his deadliest enemies. Even to his strongest allies, Stark appears to be descending into a mental breakdown while everything around him swirls out of control. Now, with the lives of millions hanging in the balance, Iron Man must fight his way out of the darkness and prevent the Mandarin from releasing a plague that would change humanity as we know it!

Rated A…$2.99

MIGHTY AVENGERS #9
COVER BY: MARK BAGLEY

WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

PENCILS: MARK BAGLEY

INKS: DANNY MIKI

COLORED BY: MARKO DJURDJEVIC

LETTERED BY: DAVE LANPHEAR

THE STORY:

DOCTOR DOOM!! The Avengers invade Latveria to take down Doctor Doom for his chemical attack on America. Only maybe it wasn't Doom exactly. It's wall-to-wall mayhem as Mark Bagley joins Avengers writer Bendis in this globe–trotting spectacle filled with hints about next year's SECRET INVASION!

Rated A…$2.99

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #22
COVER BY: SIMONE BIANCHI

WRITER: DANIEL WAY

PENCILS: STEVE DILLON

INKS: STEVE DILLON

COLORED BY: MATT MILLA

LETTERED BY: VC - CORY PETIT

THE STORY:

"The Deep End," Part 2 (of 5)

Deadpool has something to prove-and if he can take down Wolverine, he'll do just that. Easier said than done, though, bub. Also, is it possible that there's something in Deadpool's past-something pertaining to Weapon X-that Wolverine was never meant to know? All we can say is, with the Merc With a Mouth on the case, nothing is what it seems!

Parental Advisory…$2.99

PRICE: 2.99

IN STORES: February 20, 2008

WWH AFTERSMASH: WARBOUND #3
COVER BY: JIM CHEUNG

WRITER: GREG PAK

PENCILS: LEONARD KIRK

INKS: LEONARD KIRK

COLORED BY: VAL STAPLES

LETTERED BY: VC - JOE CARAMAGNA

THE STORY:

When the Hulk's deadliest enemy takes the lead, only the Warbound can defend the puny humans from his wrath. But can our heroes' oath to stand by each other to the end survive - when one of the Warbound themselves threatens to become the biggest monster under the deadly dome of Gammaworld?

Rated T+…$2.99

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