NEWS: Marvel announcements for 11/01/2006

by Jeff

Post Civil War, Ricadonna Returns in Heroes for Hire #4
Re-Examining a Classic in X-Factor #13
Runaways Vol. 2 HC Sports New Alphona Cover
New Marvel Trailer Featuring Punisher War Journal

Post Civil War, Ricadonna Returns in Heroes for Hire #4

After the Civil War action of the last three issues, the Heroes for Hire don’t have a second to catch their breath as Ricadonna, the criminal mastermind and prolific enemy of Misty Knight and Colleen Wing, escapes from prison in Heroes for Hire #4.

Ricadonna, last seen slicing her way through Wing and Knight, (literally, as Ricadonna sliced off Misty’s bionic arm) is back and ready to get her revenge on the entire Heroes for Hire. Up first: the team’s most mysterious member Tarantula is targeted for death!

Plus, Shang Chi leads an investigation into Skrull organ transplants and the mysterious corporation behind them. But has the Master of Kung Fu gotten in over his head?

Adam White of Comiccritique.com calls Heroes for Hire, “pretty much everything I hoped it would be, providing laughs, thrills, mystery, and martial arts…Regardless of what genres or series you like, definitely check out Heroes for Hire because you’ll get a kick out of it no matter what.”

For more action, explosions, and kung-fu than should legally be allowed in one comic book, check out Heroes for Hire #4.

HEROES FOR HIRE #4 (SEP062116)
Written by JUSTIN GRAY & JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by FRANCIS PORTELLA & TOM PALMER
Cover by WILLIAM TUCCI
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC – 11/2, On-Sale – 11/22/2006


Re-Examining a Classic in X-Factor #13

One of the most memorable moments in comics is being revisited in X-Factor #13. Entitled “Re-X-Aminations,” this issue returns the members of X-Factor to the place where they took their toughest hits and showed their true colors- Doc Samson’s office, as last shown in X-Factor #87. This issue also reunites the two creators of that landmark issue as Joe Quesada, the penciler of X-Factor #87, returns once more to the drawing board to bring fans this special 50/50 variant cover to X-Factor #13. Don’t miss out on a turning point in the team’s future as this blast from the past rocks the title once more!

Plus, this issue features the stunning debut of new series-regular artist Pablo Raimondi (MADROX). If anyone who read the previous series isn’t reading the current one, this is the issue to bring them on board!

X-FACTOR #13 (SEP062150)
Written by PETER DAVID
Pencils & Cover by PABLO RAIMONDI
50/50 Variant Cover by JOE QUESADA
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC -11/2, On-Sale – 11/22/2006


Runaways Vol. 2 HC Sports New Alphona Cover

The first printing of the Runaways HC sold out quickly and the book itself went on to win several awards. Now, the story of a group of teenagers who discovered their parents were really super villains continues in Runaways Vol.2 HC, which features an all-new cover by regular artist Adrian Alphona.

Featuring guest-stars including the New Avengers, the X-Men, Cloak and Dagger, and a group of fan-favorite former teen heroes, Runaways Vol.2 HC collects the first 12 issues of Runaways Vol.2 as well as the Runaways/X-Men team-up from Free Comic Book Day 2006.

Be sure to pick up Runaways Vol.2 HC to see why many say Brian K.Vaughan, Adrian Alphona, and the rest of the Runaways team have crafted a series that is addicting as it is engaging. Also be sure to pick up the monthly Runaways series as Vaughan and Alphona wrap up their heralded run in time to hand it off to the new creative team of Joss Whedon and Michael Ryan!

RUNAWAYS VOL. 2 HC (OCT062211)
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Penciled by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA, ADRIAN ALPHONA & SKOTTIE YOUNG
All New Cover by ADRIAN ALPHONA
312 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
FOC – 11/2, On-Sale – 12/6/2006

RUNAWAYS VOL. 1 HC (JUN052053)
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA & TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
Cover by ADRIAN ALPHONA
448 PGS./$34.99
On-Sale Now


New Marvel Trailer Featuring Punisher War Journal

Frank Castle is back in the Marvel Universe and unlike others who’ve tip-toed the line between anti and pro-registration, Frank is diving right into the Civil War starting in the all-new ongoing series Punisher War Journal #1. Frank’s not likely to have second thoughts about his role: those who deserve punishment will pay…and the sentence is death.

Written by Matt Fraction with Young Guns: Reloaded artist Ariel Olivetti, Punisher War Journal ties directly into Civil War # 5 and guarantees to change the tide of the war. What is Frank’s plan? How will he affect this war? Only he knows and we’re too scared to ask!

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