Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Don't fear, new books are here this Wednesday, March 16

Marvel's next big event is kicking off this weekend with the release of Fear Itself, Prologue: Book of the Skull. The Red Skull's daughter, Sin, teams up with Baron Zemo to uncover the secret power Red Skull left behind when he died. If Sin gets her hands on the what her father risked his life for in World War II, she will be able to accomplish what her father never could: complete power. Written by Ed Brubaker and art by Scot Eaton, this is a book not to be missed as it finally starts revealing the mystery of the Fear Itself event.

Following up the amazing first issue of Sigil, writer Mark Waid and artist Mirco Pierfederici resurrect CrossGen's Ruse with a new first issue. Simo Archard, the greatest Victorian detective the world has known, and his partner Emma Bishop are on the case of the mysterious death of an archduke, but what seems like an open and shut case leads to a life threatening revelation. Don't worry, readers do not have to be familiar with the previous series to pick up this new book!

CrossGen isn't the only series seeing a revival as Ardden Entertainment brings back two Atlas characters: Phoenix and The Grim Ghost! In Phoenix #1, Ed Tyler is on the run from alien abductors in a suit imbuing him with amazing powers: every time he dies, Ed comes back even more powerful! It is becoming apparent to Ed that he is no longer just a human! In The Grim Ghost #1, a man named Michael learns of 'The Fringe' from Matthew Dunzinane, The Grim Ghost, and its long, sorted history and powers, including a centuries-old force called Braddock. Make sure you check out the new takes on these old characters.

Marvel's Point One initiative continues this week with the release of Uncanny X-Force #5.1 and Hulk #30.1. These books offer new readers a chance to pick up some of Marvel's hottest series without worrying about the current story arch. If you have been wanting to check out either of these books, this is your chance!

The Young Avenger's co-creator Allan Heinberg and artist Alan Davis bring you Avengers Children's Crusade: Young Avengers #1. The Young Avenger's search for the Scarlet Witch has created a future where they are the newest Avengers, and their leader is none other than Kang the Conqueror! See how the Young Avengers first adventure, even before Young Avengers #1, sheds some light on why this future has come to be. The secrets of the Children's Crusade are finally revealed!

These books, and many more, will be available as soon as we open the doors on Wednesday, so come on by! (And if you want to get an idea what else you can expect, check out the covers below!)

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