Preview: 'The Order #1'

Thu, January 31st, 2002 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Founder/Former Owner

Official Press Release

Hey, True Believer!

The Hulk, Namor, Dr. Strange, and Silver Surfer are cursed to be pulled

together whenever trouble rears it's ugly head. So these four power-houses

decide to make sure there won't be any more trouble -- by taking over the

world! On February 13th, the creative team of Kurt Busiek, Jo Duffy, and

Matt Haley (with cover artist Carlos Pacheco) unleash the imposing quartet

in the pages of THE ORDER #1!

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"The 'Big Four' Defenders petition Gaea to lift the curse and free them from

its bondage -- and she refuses," explained Busiek. "So, furious beyond

reason at the continuing indignity of the curse, The Hulk, Dr. Strange,

Silver Surfer, and Namor decide that if they're to be forced to defend the

planet, no matter what it does to their lives and other responsibilities,

they're going to do it in the most efficient way possible. They're going to

rule the Earth. That way, they can keep it running in an orderly and

peaceful manner, keep disruptions to a minimum, and attend to their duties

as Defenders without destroying their lives as individuals. That's the

theory, at least."

"Naturally, people object -- not just the billions being ruled, but armies,

governments, and superheroes, including the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the

Avengers and more," Busiek continued. "But let's face it, these are the

Defenders. They include the Sorcerer Supreme of this plane of reality, a

wielder of the Power Cosmic, the monarch of Atlantis who commands the

monsters of the seas and the single mightiest creature ever to walk the face

of the Earth. They may very well be able to take on any and all opposition,

and lay them out flat."

'Nuff Said!

Bill Rosemann

Marketing Communications Manager

Marvel Comics

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