MARVEL NOW: WAVE 2 Begins this Tuesday with AVENGERS #24.NOW, a BOLD new direction & jumping on point for Marvel's flagship title!
Folks, here it is: the official launch of 2014's Marvel line-up! Following in the success of last year's incredible MARVEL NOW initiative to offer NEW reading entry points for many of Marvel's most iconic characters, Marvel is doing the same thing with a whole new crop of characters with MARVEL NOW WAVE 2!
Written by EAST OF WEST and INFINITY scribe JONATHAN HICKMAN, Avengers 24.NOW is the opening chapter of a new era for the AVENGERS.
A new team of the AVENGERS is being assembled, an AVENGERS for the 21st century, and while Iron Man and Captain America are laying out the roster -- a runaway planet is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth.
Is the visitor from the far future that saves the day a friend, or a foe in disguise?
Serving as the centerpiece of MARVEL NOW, AVENGERS is the flagship title of the line, and is THE perfect book to get into if you want to be ready for any major universe-crossing events, as well as being able to stay caught up with the biggest icons in the Marvel NOW stable.
Folks, on a personal note, I cannot tell you enough how fantastic Hickman's work on AVENGERS has been. I mean, this IS the man who brought THANOS back as a major threat this past Summer, after all. He definitely knows what he's doing when it comes to the icons of the Marvel Universe.
Outside of Joss Whedon, there's probably no one who gets what makes the Earth's Mightiest Heroes so darn mighty besides Hickman. I mean, he is the DEFINITION of bigger-than-life blockbuster superhero action.
And, on the art chores? THOR: GOD OF THUNDER 'THE GOD BUTCHER' artist ESAD RIBIC. This guy's stuff is INCREDIBLE, and we dare you to look at the interior art on this book and NOT be hooked. Seriously: you're going to be in love with it from page 1.
Avengers 24.NOW comes out on a special Christmas Eve Tuesday NEW COMIC DAY, and we're going to be doing a ton of awesome stuff to celebrate the arrival of MARVEL NOW WAVE 2 with this issue.
We'll be hosting a special CHRISTMAS EVE Launch Party, featuring limited edition party variants, including one featuring Deadpool putting his own take on the dance Miley Cyrus made famous last Summer.
Get the AVENGERS #24.NOW Miley Deadpool Variant While Supplies Last
As a special part of our AVENGERS #24.NOW Launch event, we'll be offering you the chance to snag an exclusive LAUNCH PARTY variant of AVENGERS #24.NOW, featuring DEADPOOL taking a cue from Miley Cyrus.
These are going to be available in limited quantities, so make sure you get to the shop early to snag your's!
Get Your Third Eye MARVEL NOW 2nd Wave Checklist Card & Score A Set of the MARVEL NOW Wave 2 Animal Variants at Cover Price!
Plus: we'll be issuing our special Third Eye MARVEL NOW 2nd Wave Checklist cards -- which you can use to score a full set of Marvel NOW Wave 2 ANIMAL Variants -- for COVER PRICE, instead of normal variant price!
All you have to do is fill out the punch card, purchasing all of the Marvel NOW Wave 2 #1s, and when the promotion is done, you'll get a full set of the sure-to-be-highly sought after and pretty darn adorable Animal Variants.
What is MARVEL NOW?
By now, most of you guys and gals are probably pretty stoked about Marvel NOW -- and we haven't even begun talking about some of the exciting new launch titles kicking off! But, for those of you who may not understand the concept of Marvel NOW... here's the scoop.
Starting last year, Marvel has dedicated themselves to an initiative called MARVEL NOW, which helps keep their existing titles fresh and easy to hop aboard without having to read 200 back issues, while at the same time taking classic characters who may not have a series, and giving them a fresh start at #1 again.
This isn't quite the same thing as NEW 52, where they rebooted the continuity totally -- Marvel's talented crew of creators are basically taking the characters, getting them back to the core of what makes them awesome, and giving you a new reader-friendly jumping on point.
You can almost think of it as getting a new Doctor in Doctor Who. While going back and rewatching past seasons is rewarding, it's not necessary to hop aboard with the new guy, and watch the show.
So, whether you're in Third Eye every week picking up the latest issue of SAGA or a stack of graphic novels, or if you're someone who hasn't picked up a comic in years for fear of not knowing where to jump in, or how to get caught up without a ton of books -- MARVEL NOW is the perfect place to get into some of the most exciting, and compelling characters in comics.
Want more info on MARVEL NOW Wave 2? Click here for our official GUIDE TO MARVEL NOW WAVE 2.
Get a FREE Marvel NOW Wave 2 Preview Book & Marvel 2014 Calendar with purchase of AVENGERS #24.NOW this Wednesday!
WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
As a special year end bonus for you guys, we've got something extra special courtesy of our pals at Marvel for you.
With every purchase of AVENGERS #24.NOW, you can get a MARVEL NOW 2014 Calendar, and a MARVEL NOW WAVE 2 Preview book featuring previews of several of the new MARVEL NOW titles debuting in 2014.
Supplies are limited, so make sure you get here early & snag your's on Tuesday!
FOREVER EVIL REACHES IT'S PEAK WITH THIS WEEK'S FOREVER EVIL #4, A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EVE RELEASE THAT WILL LEAVE YOUR JAW ON THE FLOOR!
It's all-out chaos as the DC Universe continues its march through darkness! War erupts across the Earth between the various factions of super-villains -- and allegiances are formed while rivals are murdered.
And, at the center of it all it's Lex Luthor versus Batman -- as the hunting party of Deathstroke closes in on the world's only hope against the Crime Syndicate.
Folks: bring on the bad guys! Who can say no to a book focusing on all of the DC Universe's most iconic, and kick-ass bad guys?
Featuring writing from GREEN LANTERN SINESTRO CORPS WAR, AQUAMAN & BLACKEST NIGHT writer GEOFF JOHNS and art by the incredibly talented ULTIMATUM & DARK KNIGHT artist DAVID FINCH, FOREVER EVIL is a top shelf, ass-kicker of a comic that you have GOT TO READ!
Wanna catch up this week? We've got issues 1-3 in stock now to get you current.
JUSTICE LEAGUE #26 DELIVERS A STELLAR FOLLOW-UP TIE-IN TO THIS WEEK'S FOREVER EVIL #4
Why has the Crime Syndicate really come to our Earth? What are their darkest secrets? And, how will their actions fundamentally change the Justice League as we know it?
Meanwhile, Grid controls the world's powers and communications, but what does he truly want from the Syndicate?
Plus, a member of the League struggles to survive so they may plot a path of return.. and revenge.
Also penned by FOREVER EVIL scribe GEOFF JOHNS, out of all the FOREVER EVIL tie-ins that are must-reads, this is definitely the big one, providing connective story between each chapter of the main event story.
Make sure you snag the FOREVER EVIL tie-ins of JL starting with issue #24!
THE SAVIORS #1 DEBUTS FROM IMAGE COMICS THIS WEEK DELIVERING AN ALL-NEW SAGA OF MONSTROUS ALIEN HORROR!
IMAGE may only be dropping one title this week, but it's a freakin' good one!
Written by modern comics legend James Robinson (of STARMAN fame), THE SAVIORS is an exciting take on alien invaders.
When Tomas Rameriz stumbles upon an extraterrestrial conspiracy to take over the world, his life is changed forever.
He must now seek out those few souls who share this terrible knowledge.
But even united, how can they hope to defeat a shadowy alien cabal that is both indestructible and eager to kill anyone who threatens it?
THE MYSTERIOUS FORMATIVE YEARS OF THE ONE AND ONLY WOLVERINE ARE EXPLORED IN THIS TUESDAY'S ORIGIN II #1
FEATURING A SPECIAL ACETATE OVERLAY COVER ON THE INITIAL PRINT RUN ONLY!
The original ORIGIN miniseries was a stellar instant classic that explored the very earliest days of Wolverine when he was known as young James Howlett, showing us a side of Logan that we'd never seen before.
Now, in a new 5-issue limited series by KIERON GILLEN (Uber, YOUNG AVENGERS, Journey into Mystery feat. KID LOKI, etc.) we're shown a story that takes place a few years after the events of ORIGIN!
With James Howlett now in his early 20s, and having spent the last couple of years literally running with the wolves, he must find his way back to civilization due to an unexpected turn in his life.
Now, a mysterious figure who will go on to be known as Mister Sinister, is discovering mutant kind for the first time and the horrors he can visit upon them.
And, meanwhile, the secret origins of Sabretooth begin to reveal themselves.
At some point, the mutant who will become THE WOLVERINE must choose: is he man or is he beast?
Don't miss out on this stellar, revealing new miniseries that tells you EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know about WOLVERINE.
Make sure to snag your copy quick, as the first initial print run of these will feature a very cool overlay acetate cover that will not be on future printings.
STEVE: BLACK SCIENCE #2 - Such a cool new series!
TRISH: SAGA #17 - You know I can't give the love to SAGA!
TORMA: BLACK SCIENCE #2 - It's like Venture Brothers meets Lovecraft!
MATT: ZERO #4 - So kick-ass!
SHAUN: PRETTY DEADLY #3 - Each issue gets better & better!
JOHN: SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #24 - VENOM!
LEXI: SAGA #17 - So freaking good!
BRAD: BLACK SCIENCE #2 -- This book rocks!
DAVE: ZERO #4 - Killer read!