Marvel Comics has provided CBR News with exclusive pages from "Secret Warriors" #7 and a first look at pencils from "Thunderbolts" #135, two issues which form the basis for a cross-over that sees Norman Osborn and Nick Fury fighting for control of their respective teams. The full press release follows with links to the exclusive previews.
Official Press Release
Nick Fury’s waging a war on Norman Osborn’s Dark Reign and now it’s Norman’s turn to fight back in Secret Warriors and Thunderbolts! The wrath of Osborn crosses over into both series, as the Dark Avengers and Thunderbolts target Fury’s greatest assets in Secret Warriors #7-8 and Thunderbolts #135-136.
In Secret Warriors #7, from red-hot scribe Jonathan Hickman and guest artist Alessandro Vitti, Osborn, the Dark Avengers and Thunderbolts join with Baron Strucker to defeat Fury. And what does Ares, the God of War, want with his son Phobos, the God of Fear?
Then, in Thunderbolts #135, the acclaimed team of Andy Diggle and Miguel Sepulveda send Black Widow and Songbird on a quest to find Nick Fury—but will they survive?
Editor Bill Rosemann explained, “Nick Fury vs. Norman Osborn? The Secret Warriors vs. the Thunderbolts? Andy Diggle and Jonathan Hickman trying to one-up one another? Miguel Sepulveda and Alessandro Vitti out for blood? Something tells me this is going to get messy”
As two of Marvel’s most acclaimed series cross paths, Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Secret Warriors and Thunderbolts. The Secret Warriors versus The Thunderbolts—and the Marvel Universe wil be rocked to its core!
SECRET WARRIORS #7 (JUN090560)
SECRET WARRIORS #7 70TH FRAME VARIANT (JUN090561)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by ALESSANDRO VITTI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
70th Frame Variant by ADI GRANOV
Rated T+ …$2.99
THUNDERBOLTS #135 (JUN090500)
THUNDERBOLTS #135 70TH FRAME VARIANT (JUN090501)
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Penciled by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
70th Frame Variant by PAUL RENAUD
Rated T+ …$2.99