Thursday, December 13, 2012
Marvel Comics Solicitations for March 2013 - 1980s goodness
Written by KEN MCDONALD, FRED SCHILLER, TOM DEFALCO, SIMON FURMAN, WALTER SIMONSON & DANIEL GOODBREY
Penciled by MARK BEACHUM, HERB TRIMPE, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, BRYAN HITCH, WILLIAM ROSADO, BOB WIACEK, LOU KANG & MANNY GALAN
The armor is familiar, but the man inside isn’t who you’d expect! He’s Arno Stark, the cold and hard-hitting Iron Man of the future — and Tony Stark’s descendant has quite a legacy to live up to. Catch all the futuristic action as Arno battles Spider-Man and Blizzard in a time-traveling adventure to stop a nuclear terrorist; faces Machine Man at the behest of Tony’s old foe Sunset Bain; and clashes with the original Death’s Head, industrial saboteur Wellington Marcus and the high-flying Commodore Q! Can Arno overcome his foes — and himself — to become the hero he’s modeled himself after?
Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL (1964) #20, MACHINE MAN (1984) #1-4, DEATH’S HEAD #10, IRON MAN 2020 #1, ASTONISHING TALES: IRON MAN 2020 #1-6 and material from WHAT IF? (1989) #53.
304 PGS./Rated T ...$34.99
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Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by FRANK MILLER & PAUL SMITH
Wolverine’s vacation from the X-Men is interrupted when he discovers that his beloved, Mariko Yashida, has been married off by her criminal father Lord Shingen! When Shingen humiliates Wolverine in front of Mariko, the hero loses heart, drowning his sorrows in beer, bar fights — and the arms of wild assassin Yukio. But when ninjas attack and betrayal strikes from a most unexpected source, can Wolverine reclaim his honor, and rescue Mariko and himself from the trap Shingen has drawn around them both? Then: The X-Men travel to Japan to rejoin their wayward teammate, but the villainous duo of Viper and the Silver Samurai want to guarantee that the mutants’ story won’t have a happy ending. It’s secrets, shockers and broken hearts in Wolverine’s legendary first solo adventure!
Collecting WOLVERINE (1982) #1-4 and UNCANNY X-MEN (1963) #172-173.
144 PGS./Rated T ...$24.99 - Trim size: oversized
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Written by BILL MANTLO, DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by JACK KIRBY, KEITH GIFFEN, SAL BUSCEMA, MIKE MIGNOLA & TIMOTHY GREEN II
After the Guardians of the Galaxy disbanded, Rocket Raccoon settled into a quiet life with a steady job in a mailroom. But when a killer clown made of sentient wood attacks him at work, the trigger-fingered and quick-witted hero must journey to Planet X — home of his old buddy Groot, the giant tree-creature — in search of answers! The cosmic dream team is reunited at last! Then: Mojo, bloated entertainment mogul of the Mojoverse, battles Rocket Raccoon and Groot...onstage! It’s a high-stakes campy cosmic free-for-all! Plus: get caught up on the early adventures of Rocket and Groot!
Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #271; ROCKET RACCOON #1-4; and material from TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #13, MARVEL PREVIEW #7, ANNIHILATORS #1-4 and ANNIHILATORS: EARTHFALL #1-4.
264 PGS./Rated T ...$29.99