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*Getting a little tired of the relentless Thor cross-promotion. Thor meets X-Factor!  Thor meets Power Pack!  Thor meets Deadpool!  Thor meets Howard the Duck!  Only one of these is fake.

*Maybe Marvel should tone it down a bit with the existential threats to the universe.  They are coming a little too often these days.  Zombies, Kang, the Chaos King, the Cancerverse, the Elder Gods and who knows how many others have tried to destroy everything.  And that was just in December.

*I’ve discovered I really prefer comics to have superheroes or the supernatural.  No matter how good other stuff is, I still prefer something super in my comics.

*Week 37 of DC’s 52 really gives away one of the biggest secrets and best mysteries of the whole thing.  Maybe the biggest/best, since I haven’t finished it yet.  I really hate when a cover gives away a key plot point.

*So I’m reading Countdown to Final Crisis and I note that the Monitors refer to human beings in the collective as “man.”  Why would they have our gender pronoun bias?  That’s either offensive or lazy writing.  Talking to you, Dan Jurgens.

*I really, really hate the crazy re-numbering and then again also re-numbering stuff that Marvel does.  The latest issue of Iron Man is #500.  The issue before that was #33.  Annoying and convoluted nonsense.

*Really looking forward to Age of X.

*Saw Scott Pilgrim last night, it totally lived up to the hype and is one of my favorite movies of the last 2-3 years.  Now on to the comics.  Last time this happened was with Kick-Ass.  Loved the movie, then read the comics and loved them even more.  Expect the same of Scott Pilgrim.

*Is it me or is Brian Michael Bendis‘s Luke Cage the best Luke Cage ever? (Hint: It’s not me)

*Am I the only one who thinks that Salvador Larocca‘s Tony Stark is the spitting image of a dark-haired Sawyer from Lost?

*I understand that the Walking Dead Weekly series is a cynical cash-in on the new popularity of the Walking Dead after the television series success.  I’m okay with that.  It still brings one of the greatest comic book series and zombie tales to more people, since the original early issues are expensive to buy, individually-speaking.  Sure, you can buy them in the trade paperbacks cheaper, but nothing beats the feeling of issue-to-issue reading of the series…

*Chaos War is over and the ending was pretty good for a mediocre series, overall.  Hopefully Fear Itself will be better than Chaos War or Shadowland.

*One thing I like about Chaos War and some other recent Marvel stuff is the fact that the usual “pow” and “wham” exclamations have been replaced with other words that are simply exaggerated.  From Chaos War #5, we have “Haikooooom” after a very good Haiku reference, “Gutssss” as Hercules gets hit in the stomach, “Chsstbsster” as Herc gets punched through the chest, “Godyslam” as the Chaos King gets slammed to the Earth and many others.  Some of them require you to think a bit more and try to figure out the connection, but they are very cool.  Don’t know who is responsible for them, Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, Khoi Pham or someone else.  I’ve seen them elsewhere, but can’t remember where.  Whoever and whatever is the source, I’m a big fan and I encourage more of this.

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*John Romita Jr. has to be my favorite current comic artist.

*Brian Michael Bendis has to be my favorite current comic writer.

*My only problem with the TV-comic book adaptation of The Walking Dead is that it’s only on one day a week. And it’s over.

*Marvel’s new “Point One” project seems like a pretty good idea to me, but it won’t affect what I’m reading.

*As a long-time Marvel reader it’s strange to me that anything associated with “Secret War…” is now related to Nick Fury and not to the Beyonder.

*What’s the deal with firing all the Walking Dead TV writers? Am I missing something? I’ve loved every episode so far and am only upset that the first season is only six episodes long.

*Good. Shadowland is finally over. Is Chaos War over yet? And is the Thanos Imperative over? More cosmic stuff, please?!?

*Can we please have a Taskmaster ongoing series? Or at least make him a regular in something like Secret Warriors, since he’s working for Nick Fury anyway.

Your First Look at Chaos War: X-Men #1

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Your First Look at CHAOS WAR: X-MEN #1

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Chaos War: X-Men #1 (of 2), from the superstar creative team of Chris Claremont, Louise Simonson, and Doug Braithwaite! The Chaos King has drafted the newly resurrected Thunderbird, Banshee, Stepford Cuckoos and many more into his war against reality. Are these unstoppable returnees the mad god’s key to winning the Chaos War? And will their former allies be willing to lose them a second time? Every mutant left alive has no choice to fight this December, only in Chaos War: X-Men #1 (of 2)!

CHAOS WAR: X-MEN #1 (OCT100601)

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT & LOUISE SIMONSON

Pencils by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN

Rated T+…$3.99

FOC – 12/7/10, On-Sale – 12/29/10

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Preview – Your First Look at Chaos War #3!

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Your First Look at CHAOS WAR #3!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Chaos War #3 (of 5), from the New York Times bestselling writing team of Greg and Fred Van Lente and artist Khoi Pham!  All good things must come to end, even the Marvel Universe! The Chaos King has attacked the Earth with his undead army of resurrected super-beings and leading the charge is none other than Ares, God of War! Does Hercules stand a chance against his own half-brother?  Sure, if the new and improved God Squad stand together! But could there be a traitor in their midst?

“This is a romp through the Marvel Universe…promises to change things. It promises to deliver an exciting story. It promises to break new ground…It promises a great deal, and based on the first issue, it looks like “Chaos War” will be delivering on a regular basis.” — Doug Zawisza, Comic Book Resources

“[Pak and Van Lente] have created a perfect mix of laughs, drama, and action flavored with both high tech gadgets and heavily researched mythology.” — Chris Murphy, Comics Alliance

The most critically acclaimed event of the season continues in Chaos War #3 (of 5), on sale this November!

CHAOS WAR #3 (of 5) (SEP100597)

Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE

Penciled by KHOI PHAM

Cover by BRYAN HITCH

Rated T+…$3.99

FOC – 10/14/10, On-Sale – 11/3/10

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CHAOS WAR #1 Sells Out And Will Return With Second Printing!

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CHAOS WAR #1 Sells Out And Will Return With Second Printing!

Marvel is pleased to announce that Chaos War #1, from the New York Times Best-selling creative team of Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, and Khoi Pham, has sold out at Diamond! Due to overwhelming demand, exceeding even a generous overprint, Marvel is rushing the epic beginning of Chaos War to fans with Chaos War #1 Second Printing Variant!

Fans and critics agree, Chaos War is a hit!

“Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente continue to deliver sharp dialogue, pitch-perfect characterization and impressive film-like pacing, all with the humor that we’ve grown used to with Herc and Cho.” – Dan Iverson, IGN.com

“And whoever got the idea to pair Pham art with Gho’s art is absolutely brilliant, because the messy, water color-style finished product gives this title a charming storybook quality that really sets it apart from most books on the shelves, right now.” – Zack Freeman, ComicVine.com

An event like no other, Chaos War puts Marvel’s finest heroes to the test against the dreaded Chaos King, a malevolent force of nature that seeks to destroy the entire Marvel Universe! Do not miss Chaos War!

CHAOS WAR #1 (of 5) SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (AUG108225)

Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE

Pencils and Cover by KHOI PHAM

Backup Story Penciled by REILLY BROWN

Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC – 10/14/10, On-Sale – 11/3/10

Chaos War #1 2ND Printing

Preview – Your First Look at Chaos War #2

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Your First Look at CHAOS WAR #2

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Chaos War #2 (of 5), the newest chapter of the fall’s world-shaking event from the New York Times best-selling creative team of Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente and Khoi Pham! Hercules, Thor, Iron Man, Wolverine and the team of Marvel’s greatest heroes make a stand against the Chaos King and his war to unhinge reality! But in the battle against this legion of nightmarish creatures, Herc may need more than mere mortals—he might just need THE GOD SQUAD! Can Galactus, Silver Surfer, Venus, Sersi and Daimon Hellstrom defeat the maniacal Chaos King? The fate of the Marvel Universe hangs in the balance this October in Chaos War #2 (of 5)!

CHAOS WAR #2 (of 5) (AUG100583)

Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE

Penciled by KHOI PHAM

Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

Rated T+…$3.99

FOC – 9/30/10, On-Sale – 10/20/10

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Preview – Your First Look At Chaos War: Chaos King #1

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Your First Look At CHAOS WAR: CHAOS KING #1

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Chaos War: Chaos King #1, from writer Brandon Montclare and legendary artist Michael W.M. Kaluta!  When Zenn-La, the homeworld of the Silver Surfer, is caught in the sights of the maniacal Chaos King, can the gods of Zenn-La prevent its destruction? Step inside the mind of a mad god as the Chaos King begins his onslaught to unmake the Marvel Universe. As an army of absolute evil advances towards Earth, could the salvation of trillions lie in the cosmic hero without a conscience — the Impossible Man?!  The madness of Chaos War kicks into high gear this November in Chaos War: Chaos King #1!

CHAOS WAR: CHAOS KING #1 (SEP100598)

Written by BRANDON MONTCLARE

Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL W.M. KALUTA

Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC – 10/22/10, On-Sale – 11/17/10

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Preview – Your First Look At Chaos War #1!

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Your First Look At Chaos War #1!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Chaos War #1, from the red hot creative team of writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente along with artist Khoi Pham! The Chaos King has amassed an army of alien slave gods to destroy reality! It’s up to Hercules, newly infused with Godpower, and the greatest Marvel heroes to defend all of existence. Can the Chaos King be stopped or will the Marvel Universe be decimated irrevocably? Find out in Chaos War #1!

CHAOS WAR #1 (AUG100581)

CHAOS WAR #1 McGUINNESS SKETCH VARIANT (AUG100582)

Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE

Penciled by KHOI PHAM

Backup Story Penciled by REILLY BROWN

Cover by ED McGUINNESS

Sketch Variant by ED McGUINNESS

Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC – 9/16/10, On-Sale – 10/6/10

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