Monday, April 04, 2011

The Fear is here this Wednesday, April 6

The wait is over. Matt Fraction (Uncanny X-Men, Iron Man, Casanova, and more) and Stuart Immonen's (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man and more) Fear Itself #1 hits shelves this Wednesday and will set the tone of the Marvel Universe for years to come. Sin, daughter of the Red Skull, has discovered something of such great power that even her father failed in obtaining it. This discovery also reveals a secret that will shock the Marvel Universe to its core. Fear personified is rising, and as friends and family turn against each other, the mettle of the world's heroes will be tested but not everyone will survive. Also out, Fear Itself: Home Front #1 follows Robbie Baldwin, formerly Speedball and blamed for the events igniting Civil War, as he attempts to rally the people of Stamford against a new foe instilling fear in everyone. Can the man people blame for six hundred deaths unite them or will he die trying? Also in this issue, an all new story starring super agent Jimmy Woo!

After the events of the Chaos War, the son of Zeus, Hercules, has been left without powers and his faithful sidekick. But that won't stop him from kicking some butt. In Herc #1, writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with artist Khoi Pham take Hercules to the streets when a mythic evil rises, and a group of Hercules-worshippers cry out for their god's help. With over three thousand years of combat under his belt, Herc raids the armory of Ares for some of his legendary weapons to answer the call of battle.

DC fans have a couple of specials to look forward to this week. Superman/Batman Annual #5 picks up the 'Reign of Doomsday' story line. Supergirl and Batman are trapped in the JLA satellite with Doomsday and Cyborg Superman. With the help of the Justice League, they attempt to fend off these two monsters, but the League may not be prepared for this new Doomsday. Then in the JLA 2011, 80 Page Giant, Adam Glass (producer and writer for TV's Supernatural) and many other creators take readers on a journey revealing different key battles between the JLA and their mystical foes.

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #38 is also out this week. Peter's life finally seems to be stabilizing, but we can't have that, now can we? When an accident at Horizon Labs sends Spidey, Deadpool, and the Hulk to another dimension, Peter discovers a world where Spider-Man is loved and he is a billionaire mogul, but at what price does all of this perfection come? Also, what surprises does this new world hold for Deadpool and the Hulk?

The new Marvel.1 book this week is Uncanny X-men #534.1. Magneto has been living alongside the X-Men for some time now, but do the people of San Fransico realize the man they once feared most out of all Mutants is living just off the coast? How would the X-Men explain this when Magneto is discovered? Find out in this issue! The X-Men titles have been notoriously difficult to pick up for new readers, but this issue will be a perfect jumping on point for anyone looking for just that!
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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