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Cable (vol. 2) #2 · Apocalypse is trapped in Sinister's mind, and Cable and Prosh won't back down until Apocalypse is destroyed—even if that means killing Sinister in the process! Plus, Clan Akkaba has a plan brewing of their own, but will it bear any fruit when Sinister brings in a wild card named Quietus? The adventure continues in part two of "Apocalypse Tomorrow," by Hunter Lambright and Dino Pollard!
Ghost Rider #18 · Jerroh Smith has lived a life of causing death on a whim. When this pastime catches up to him just a little too close, the only place he has to hide is on an old locomotive. What he doesn't know is that he has just entered the realm of the Ghost Rider, and his train ride is a one-way ticket to his own personal Hell. Check out the Ghost Rider of the Old West as "Spirits of Vengeance" continues, by D. Golightly!
Tomb of Dracula #5 · Dracula prepares his nefarious plan, but how does it involve Cloak and Dagger?. Can Cloak and Dagger even stand a chance when Paladin gets involved? Eric Arcane receives an audience with the Sorcerer Supreme himself, and Frank Drake is confronted by Lilith, the daughter of Dracula! But not all is as it seems between "The Rock and the Hard Place!" by Curt Fernlund!
Ultimate Spider-Man #24 · Flint Marko has gone down a rough path in his life, and it only gets rougher when his entire body gets turned to sand! Can Spider-man stand against a force of nature? Plus, Peter has to straddled the line between helping out one friend and protecting another when Gwen Stacy comes knocking on his door. It's the mix of drama and action you've come to love in part two of "Sandstorm," the climactic final issue of Dino Pollard's take on Ultimate Spider-Man!
X-Force (vol. 2) #2 · Dani Moonstar continues to assemble the team that she believes can save the world, but what happens when one of her recruits says no? Who will Dani cut a deal with to get her way in the upcoming battle? Can Hellion and Elixir survive the attack of Odysseus Indigo? Find out who makes the cut and who survives as "Written in Stone" continues, by Hunter Lambright!
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After taking most of the month off, we're finally back with a hefty serving of new fic for you. As always, be sure to stop by the forum and let the authors know what you thought!
Bring on the Bad Guys #4 · Katie Tollifson was kidnapped months ago, but where has she been since then? She’s been at the mercy of the Watchdogs, that’s where! Follow Katie through her past life through her present hell as she makes a decision that will change her brother, the USAgent’s life! Find it here in “The First Death of Katie Tollifson,” by Clayton Tooley!
Captain America #12 · The new Captain America continues his mission to find out who killed Steve Rogers, but will he find out that Nick Fury knows more about the death than he’s letting on? Plus, Agent 13 and the Falcon team up with the Tinkerer to determine who broke in, and you won’t believe who it is! It all boils over in part three of “Whatever Happened to the Living Legend?” by Dino Pollard!
Champions #7 · With Night Thrasher gone and Darkhawk and Namorita away, the Champions are feeling a little understaffed. But that doesn’t mean a simple prison transport should be too hard to handle, right? Of course, when you’re in the hero business, nothing ever goes as planned, and the Champions never planned for a breakout! Check out the action in part one of “Deep Blue Sea” by Scott Redmond!
Deadpool #2 · Deadpool has been given a mission: Go to Japan and kill Sunfire! It couldn’t get easier than that, right? Right? Of course, Deadpool didn’t count on there being hot Japanese assassins with killer looks and killer swords! But hey, phallic symbols or not, he’ll take it where he can get it. Check out all the fourth-wall-breaking and humor you’ve come to know and love in part two of “Tokyo Suckerpunch” by Dino Pollard!
Silver Surfer #4 · The Silver Surfer has a plan to take on Galactus’ siblings, but it involves gathering some puzzle pieces. Can he survive a team up with the Universal Church of Truth to stop an attack by the Annihilation Wave? Plus, when the dust clears, it means a trip to Godthab Omega. But who is there, and why does the Surfer need him? The Silver Surfer returns to action on part four of “Galactic” by Hunter Lambright!
The Thing #3 · Ben Grimm pays Jimmy Woo a visit—and he comes bearing gifts! But what happens when it’s a gift that could threaten Woo’s job based only on its presence? Plus, Colleen Wing and Eric Arcane attempt to break into the Sanctum Sanctorum, but does anything truly go unnoticed by the Sorcerer Supreme? Find out in “Strange Tales” by Curt Fernlund!
Thunderbolts #17 · The Ringer gets punished for being an unknowing mole, while Klaw and Living Laser try to recruit Tiger Shark for the newest incarnation of the Masters of Evil! Plus, when Doctor Octopus plays both sides against the middle, the inevitable confrontation between the Barons comes to a head! It’s all here in part six of “Masters and Slaves” by Steve Seinberg and Dino Pollard!
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Did you miss us? Of course you did! Check out these nine--nine!--brand new releases for the month of November, and look forward to more timely updates in the months to come!
Avengers #30 · The Avengers are called to defend their new home against an attack by the Wrecking Crew and Moses Magnum, but can they hold out against such destructive force? Plus, what exactly is Maria Hill up to? And has all of this been any more than a distraction? Find out in part two of “Wreck and Roll!” by Curt Fernlund and Dino Pollard!
Black Cat #1 · Felicia Hardy has been earning a good living, but, when she’s ask to do just one more job, will she be able to resist? Or is Bruno not telling her everything she needs to know about this job? Plus, when two thieves meet, will there be any honor between them? Find out as D. Golightly tackles this femme fatale in part one of “Cat’s Paw!”
Cable #3 (vol. 2) · Cable must make a journey to one of the most desolate places imaginable—Sinister’s mind! Can he and Sinister rid the madman of Apocalypse for good, or will something even more sinister be lying in wait for them? Find out in part three of “Apocalypse Tomorrow,” by Hunter Lambright and Dino Pollard!
Excalibur #6 (vol. 2) · The Captains get their act together just in time to face the greatest threat western Europe has ever faced—the legendary Stone Henge! Plus, Elsa Bloodstone and Druid’s plan takes a wicked twist while Morganna Le Fay and Roma plot in the background. Check out “And to All Things Comes an Ending…” by Ed Ainsworth!
Force Works #3 · Bridge’s Force Works team finishes its work in North Korea while it fends off the Atom Smashers? Wait, did we say Atom Smashers? Plural? Can they stand against such power? Who do you think they are, anyway? It all goes down in part three of “Atomic,” by Dino Pollard!
Ghost Rider #19 · A reporter makes his investigations in Guernica concerning gold, but where there is strife, there is HYDRA! But, where innocent blood has been spilt, can a Spirit of Vengeance be far behind? Of course not! Josh Reynolds brings the Ghost Rider to Spain in part three of “Spirits of Vengeance!”
Mystic Arcana #1 · Something in the world is calling magic·based people together—and something else is killing them! Follow Ian McNee, Jennifer and Andrew Kale, Wildpride, and Wai Chee Yee as they find their ways to each other, and hopefully away from the hands of the killer! Find out what happens in “Strange Tales” by Stuart Fairchild!
Quasar #5 · The Heralds of Galactus fight over the Ultimate Nullifier, but there are even more pressing matters at hand. Adam Warlock taunts Annihilus, and Quasar is stuck in the middle. Can he fend off the might of the Celestials themselves, the creators of life? Find out in part five of “Annihilation,” by Mitch Crane!
Shanna, the She·Devil #4 · Shanna and Madeleine seek out the Madragorgona Helix, but what will they do when its guardians rise up to fend off the intruders? Shanna proves why she earned the nickname of “She·Devil,” while Zabu finds out that something is very, very wrong in his household. Check it out in “The Secret of the Screaming Serpents,” by Meriades Rai!
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December is here, so while you're out Christmas shopping or cramming for finals, make a little time for these five new books, two of which are from first-time Marvel Omega writers! Enjoy!
Amazing Fantasy #27 · All the original Guardians of the Galaxy wanted was to keep their ship spaceworthy when they docked on this Earth-like planet, but Starhawk has other ideas. Who has set him off and what shifting threat awaits the Guardians of the Galaxy on this world? Find out in "A Day in the Life…" by Travis Hiltz in his first Marvel Omega story!
Exiles #1 · Sandman, Goblin, Husk, Wasp, Sister Grimm, and Daredevil. These six heroes have become unstuck from time and each finds themselves in the midst of heroes that they've never known in their own realities. Will they answer the call of the Tallus or will they refuse to give in? Find out in "Reality Check" by Marvel Omega newcomer, Wesley Overhults!
Heroes for Hire #6 · Danny and Luke are out on the town, but what will Danny do when he comes face to face with his toughest opponent yet—Luke Cage?! Plus, will Danny be able to save his best friend when the Livewires decide that the best way to save him is to kill him? It all goes down in "Gunpowder Burns" by Hunter Lambright!
Nova #2 · Richard Rider has been summoned to Xandar after so much time back on Earth. Will he respond to the call of his own free will or will he even be given a choice? Meanwhile, Nova's oldest and deadliest foes regroup and begin tracking down his loved ones as the Terrible Trio reforms! Check it out in part two of "The Man Called Nova" by Scott Redmond!
Tomb of Dracula #6 · Lilith introduces Frank Drake to her Shock Troop, but is that the only surprise she brought with her or will she reveal another as Colleen Wing and Misty Knight jump into the fray? Plus, the Paladin and Cloak & Dagger action continues while everything spirals downwards. Curt Fernlund brings all the action in "Blood Complex!"
And, as always, be sure to stop by the forum when you're finished reading to let everyone know what you thought so you can earn their undying gratitude!
Hunter Lambright, EiC
We're moving right along into December with some new issues for your enjoyment! Also be sure to check out the Spotlight page where we have a chat with Derrick Ferguson!
Black Cat #2 · Gambit is arguably the greatest thief in the entire world. But when the Black Cat crosses his path, will his luck turn sour? And why have the two of them both found themselves on the same trail? Someone is being played, but can Felicia get past the Ragin' Cajun's arrogance long enough to get to the bottom of this? See for yourself in the second part of "Cat's Paw" by D. Golightly!
Cloak and Dagger #1 · Chemistro has unleashed a new drug called Spectrum onto the streets of San Francisco. And two of its users have become...Cloak and Dagger? Unfortunately for them, the real Cloak and Dagger are on the trail as well, and this night won't end well for one side! Find out which one in "As The Night Falls" by Ed Ainsworth!
Deadpool #3 · The Yakuza want Wade dead! Too bad for them Deadpool's got some help in the form of his new partner, Sunfire! Although Sunfire is only interested in taking out the Yakuza and couldn't care less what happens to Wade. Bullets fly, limbs are severed, and all the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put the fourth wall back together again in the (un)stunning final chapter of "Tokyo Suckerpunch" by Dino Pollard!
Ghost Rider #20 · In sixth century Bengal, young Prince Sirajul watched in horror as the vicious Lord Lakshman brutally murdered two of the young man's closest friends. And since the boys were orphaned, there was no chance that Lakshman would be brought to the King's justice. But there is another kind of justice, one which Sirajul will learn about from a strange visitor... Find out more as "Spirits of Vengeance" continues by Dale Glaser!
Thunderbolts #18 · Assault on Castle Zemo! Strucker sends his army of supervillains after the Thunderbolts and the ultimate prize? Nothing less than the head of Baron Zemo! But the Thunderbolts are no slouches and they quickly rise to the challenge. However, there are those on both sides who have their own agendas in mind. Just how will this play out for the warring Barons? Find out as "Masters and Slaves" continues by Steve Seinberg and Dino Pollard!
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Merry Christmakwanzukah! Hope you're all enjoying your holiday season! And the writers here at MO have some great issues for you! It's the one gift you won't want to return!
Alpha Flight #5 · The Hudson are numerous clones of Guardian created by Department H during General Clarke's reign. And they are currently being hunted down by Daken and the Zodiac on behalf of Romulus! Just what is the Lance of Longinus Romulus wants to badly? And what secrets are hidden in Guardian's memories regarding the Lance? "The Family That Prays" continues, by Stuart Fairchild!
Captain America #13 · When Josiah hears about a possible Hydra cell operating within the city, he and his fellow Avenger Nightcrawler go investigate. But what they find may prove to be quite different from what they're expecting! Who is Venger and how is he taking advantage of Hydra's current instability? Find out in "Cut Off One..." by Hunter Lambright and Dino Pollard!
The Defenders #7 · The Presence is heartbroken since Starlight has left him. And what becomes of the broken-hearted? They attempt to turn the entire planet into a nuclear wasteland, of course. Can the Defenders put a stop to the Presence? More than that, can Starlight break free of his influence? Find out in the conclusion of “Starlight Run” by Dino Pollard!
Guardians of the Galaxy #2 · On the planet Sarka, several of the Guardians have been accused of murder! Can Major Victory and Mantis diffuse the situation and explain the truth? And can they do it before Drax the Destroyer lives up to his name? Find out as “What is and What Should Never Be” continues, by Gavin Devlin!
Runaways #16 · There is only a small window to defeat the vampire known as Topher. And in order to do it, the Runaways will have to ally themselves not only with Blade, but also the new Baron Blood! Also, Nico discovers some shocking mysteries about her own family! Read the conclusion to “Threaded Moon” by Hunter Lambright!
Slipstream #1 · After four years of competing, Davis Cameron has finally taken first place in the Rip Curl Pro surfing competition. Now, his lifelong dream of becoming a professional surfer is finally on the verge of turning into reality. But when a mysterious couple named Legacy and Slipstream show up in his home, Davis' life will quickly be turned upside down... Don't miss the first chapter of “His Voyage Begins” by Ben Hobson!
Hunter Lambright, EiC
We may be just on the heels of our last update, but some issues demanded release in 2009! Come back after the New Year to find new issues of Black Cat, Exiles and X-Men and the debut of Doctor Strange and Liberteens!
Avengers #31 · Ultron has assembled a group of villains that have done the unthinkable, razing part of New Mexico and demolishing the bulk of its populace. What is their purpose? What is Ultron's endgame? These are all things that the United States government is forced to ask itself, and when it needs those questions answered in a hurry, it's time to call on the Avengers. Check out part one of "Rise of the Machine," by Curt Fernlund and Dino Pollard.
Force Works #4 · Advanced Idea Mechanics has something that G.W. Bridge needs, so he sends in Deathlok, the Black Widow, and 3-D Man to claim that information for his own agenda. With such an enigmatic group, what can go wrong? The answer: Everything. Plus, Dane Whitman delves into the mystery of his lost magical accoutrements. Check out part one of "Assault on A.I.M.," by Hunter Lambright and Dino Pollard!
Tomb of Dracula #7 · The one thing that Frank Drake feared most has just happened--Dracula has succeeded. Still, with Lilith and her Shock Troop on his side, the Daughters of the Dragon in the wings, and his own cunning, will even Frank Drake be a match for a primal force of nature such as Dracula himself? Or will he do the unthinkable and fail? It's all here in "Blood Bath," by Curt Fernlund!
Hunter Lambright, EiC
We open up a new year with a double-batch of issues for the entire month of January! Plus, we have a handful of announcements! Emmo nominations close in just a few short days, so be sure to get your nominations in! The instructions for the nominations can be found at the Marvel Omega forum! Plus, on the way this year you’ll see new titles and faces such as Agents of Atlas by Bruce Cook, Squadron Supreme by Paul McNally, and Wendigo by Josh Reynolds! 2010 is starting out great!
Amazing Fantasy #28 · Blade is the man who stalks those who stalk in night. A predator of predators, he works so that the streets are safe from vampires at night. But, when the vampires attempt to infect a pregnant mother in an effort to create a new Daywalker, can Blade do the right thing, or will his own twisted set of morals cause him to do something even he doesn’t want to contemplate? Check out “Two of a Kind,” by Marvel Omega newcomer, Paul McNally!
Black Cat #3 · The Puma has crossed a line, attacking Bruno Kreah and endangering Felicia Hardy’s life. Now it’s time for the Black Cat to show her claws and show what happens when someone crosses her path. But, with another superhuman in the shadows and Gambit in the wings, will anything be so simple, or will everything fall to pieces before the curtain comes down? Find out in the final installment of “Cat’s Paw,” by D. Golightly!
Bring on the Bad Guys #5 · The Annihilation Wave may have passed, but the effects are not unfelt in the Skrull Empire. The Super-Skrull, Wolloch, and Paibok, the Power-Skrull converge as a new face rears its head. But the question is, will she be friend or foe? And what direction will this catapult the Skrull Empire into for the future of the empire? Check it out in “Bedding Down with Serpents” by Mitch Crane!
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #1 · Jack White has a problem. It’s not a problem that the police or the FBI can solve. It’s not even a problem that the superheroes can solve. It’s not something medical either. It’s a problem that can be solved by only one doctor—Doctor Strange. But can even the Sorcerer Supreme stand against the threat presented by the Wraiths? Find out in the debut issue of Anthony Crute’s run on the title, “Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme, and the Surprising Spirit!”
Exiles #2 · The Exiles are shunted off to their first world and their first mission: “Help Peter Parker.” But, as a mysterious figure assembles a new Sinister Six on this world, can the Exiles trust anything that they remember? Plus, learn more about the Goblin’s past as this world jogs memories of his own! Get in on the action as it’s starting! “Six Ways to Die” begins here, penned by Wesley Overhults!
Guardians of the Galaxy #3 · Beta Ray Bill finishes his battle with the Uncreated and comes to a startling conclusion. As the uneasy team begins to wrinkle at the edges, things fall apart in the worst way possible. Can they pull things together and save Sarka, or will the differences between their methods be their undoing? It all goes down in part three of “What is and What Never Should Be” by Gavin Devlin!
Liberteens #0 · What is the connection between seven kids, a set of Golden Age heroes’ abilities, and the ties to the television sensation known as American Star? That’s what Iceberg, Hope, the Revolutionary, Miss America, Blue Eagle, Whiz Kid, and 2D are going to find out. Everything comes together in this prelude issue to the series based on the Initiative team. Check out “New Perspective, by Gavin Devlin!
Thunderbolts #19 · Baron Zemo comes up against a force of nature that even he might not have been able to plan for. Can he stand against the might of Graviton? Plus, as the forces of Baron Strucker fight the Thunderbolts, someone finds out that what they say about Hydra is true—Cut off one head, and another will take its place! Find out what that means in part eight of “Masters and Slaves,” by Steve Seinberg and Dino Pollard!
X-Men #44 · The X-Men head back to their Australian Outback headquarters, only to find it occupied by none other than the likes of three former Reavers! Plus, when a televangelist claims that Christ was the world’s first mutant, Alex Roberts drinks the Kool-Aid. What will Chamber have to reveal so that Alex knows the truth? All this, and the Leevalds begin the search for their daughter! Check out “Anomaly,” by the tag-team of Chris Munn and Dino Pollard!
Young Avengers #1 · A strange robotic woman has been plaguing Billy Kaplan’s dreams, but what does this have to do with the Young Avengers? As the team learns how to deal with living together as a team, a new threat emerges, bringing danger that might just be too much for the kids to handle! Ed Ainsworth’s run on the latest group of teens to grace Marvel Omega’s web pages in the first part of “Bloodrites!
Hunter Lambright, EiC
Hey, everyone! It's that time of the year again! The Emmo voting has commenced. This is where you, the reader, gets to vote for everything you liked about the site this past year. We have 13 categories for you to voice your opinion on.
The only requirement to vote is that you become a member of our forum so that we can avoid vote-rigging. You can find the polls here: http://forum.omegacen.com/viewforum.php?f=13
Take a couple of minutes out of your day and let MO's writers know how you felt about everything they did in 2009!
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The trains have to run on time, and so we're back with more fan-fiction! Check out these new issues and while you at it, go vote in the Emmos at the Marvel Omega forum!
Amazing Fantasy #29 · The Blue Blade takes off on a mission to save a damsel in distress! Whirlwind Carter Faces a new, yet somehow familiar threat to intergalactic peace! Zara the Jungle Girl must face the Curse of N’Baka! Merzah the Mystic finds himself fighting off a Nazi voodoo cult! K-4 and the Sky-Devils find themselves in trouble on Monster Island! Take a look at these five stories of the Golden Age in “Daring Mystery Comics,” brought to you by Travis Hiltz!
Captain America #14 · There’s quiet trouble on the streets of Little Mogadishu as Captain America is alerted to the existence of an illegal smuggling ring right under his nose. But, as he digs in, the stakes are shown to be even higher than he could possibly have imagined, and Josiah X learns the hard way the consequences wearing red, white, and blue. Check out all the action in part one of “The American Nightmare,” by Dino Pollard!
Exiles #3 · Peter Parker, the Scarlet Spider, is the leader of the Sinister Six. With both Goblin and Sandman on their roster, the Exiles face a crisis of conscience on their first mission out the gate. Will they help Parker achieve his goals, or will they continue to play hero? Plus, if Peter Parker is the Scarlet Spider, who is Spider-Man? Find your answers in part two of “Six Ways to Die,” as Wesley Overhults’ much-lauded Exiles run continues!
Shanna, the She-Devil #5 · Marty gets himself a pop-culture education even as the mysterious connection between Shanna and Madeleine Presley becomes a little less mysterious. Plus, what is Le Cadavre smuggling out of the Savage Land? Shanna and Madeleine make their way to the meeting place, but will Ka-Zar even show? Everything escalates from here, leading to a cliffhanger ending that you’ll have to see to believe! Check out “Shanna and the Sorrow of the Winter’s Secret,” by Meriades Rai!
The Thing #4 · The Thing’s motivation for his gathering of heroes stands revealed! But is the weight of the universe something that is too much even for Ben Grimm’s shoulders? Plus, trouble is brewing back at headquarters, but has Eric Arcane brought even more with him from his excursion to Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum? Things get a little darker even as more is revealed. Can Grimm’s team make it through the Sorcerer Supreme himself? Find out in “As Seen Through Scarlet” by Curt Fernlund!
Thunderbolts #20 · With the battle between the Barons over, those still alive are left to pick up the pieces. Andreas Strucker learns the meaning of “family business.” Pieces are shuffled across the chessboard as a new grandmaster makes its way to the stage. Plus, Hawkeye comes to Songbird and makes her an offer she can’t refuse! Find out how the story closes out and how the next pieces are up in the epilogue to “Masters & Slaves” by Steve Seinberg and Dino Pollard!
Hunter Lambright, EiC
We’re already back with another batch, not to overwhelm you, but to remind you why you need to be voting in the 2010 Emmos, of course! Head on over to the forum and, with a few clicks of your mouse, vote for the best of the best in all thirteen categories for 2009! And then, when you’re done, head on back over to the main site and get reading!
Amazing Fantasy #30 · It’s not easy being an anthropomorphic duck with a presidential dream and a drinking problem. It’s even harder to get away from it all, even for just a while. But then, nothing in the world is harder than being Howard the Duck. As he waddles his way into a bar, will he only find puns, or will he find instead a kindred spirit? Check out the answer in “Birds of a Feather,” brought to you in the Marvel Omega debut of Bruce Cook!
Brother Voodoo #6 · Trouble is brewing at the Baudelaire tonight. With a host of eclectic guests and workers all around, Arthur Cuttle must ask the question that will define his existence: Who killed me? As the night falls apart around the guests in their separate lives and rooms, some will be forced to recognize that there is something else in the air tonight. But what is this presence, and what will it drive these people to do? The story begins in part one of “Bodysnatcher” by Meriades Rai!
Defenders #8 · Spider-Man has been having bad dreams—clone dreams, in fact, going back to a time that he would rather forget. But when he seeks counsel from Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme, Spidey finds the good doctor has his hands full with the search for the Sentry and Red Hulk! Can Nighthawk, Hellstorm, Brother Voodoo, and Spider-Man get to the bottom of this? Plus, more on Valkyrie! It’s the perfect time to jump on with the first part of “City of Dead” by Dino Pollard!
Force Works #5 · The Black Widow and 3-D Man are trapped in an A.I.M. bunker facing down a horde of M.O.D.O.C. troops, and their major firepower, the Deathlok vessel, has been rebooted—with the mind of a teenage boy! Will they be able to make it out alive? Plus, the Black Knight takes on Proctor in a fight for the mantle of Pendragon! Which flipside of the coin will Dane Whitman land on? All the action continues in the conclusion to “Assault on A.I.M.” by Hunter Lambright and Dino Pollard!
Ghost Rider #21 · New Orleans moves slowly most of the year, and that was no exception for the Prohibition-era bayou. When George Collins is assigned to find out what he can about illegal alcohol being produced and stored in the Big Easy, he gets too close to the source and finds himself staring down the barrel of a gun. Can the Spirit of Vengeance save him—or will it only be able to avenge him? Find out in the fifth installment: “Spirits of Vengeance: Sloth” by Hunter Lambright!
Tomb of Dracula #8 · The Shock Troop takes the battle to Dracula as Lilith’s plan unfolds to weaken her father! Will the power of a god be enough to sway the tide of battle? Or will their personal faults get in the way of victory against the Lord of the Undead? Gods, magic, and heroes unite in a fight that will take everything they have to potentially save the world. It all goes down in “Blood and Thunder!” the eighth chapter of the tales of Dracula, by Curt Fernlund!
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March has come in, but if it has to come in as a lion or lamb, we’re going to make the month begin with a lion’s roar as five new issues come your way! Check this out, and come back soon for brand-new issues of Amazing Fantasy, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Starjammers, and Tomb of Dracula! Plus, don’t forget to swing by the forum and let the writers know what you thought!
Avengers #32 · Iron Man and Ms. Marvel rush off to stop the nuclear missile that Ultron launched as the rest of the Avengers stay around to fight one of the team’s greatest foes. To get to him, though, they will have to make it through one more impediment. Will their power be enough,or will they fall before the radioactive might of Nuklo? Plus, what does Ultron have against the state of Kansas? Find out as “Rise of the Machine” continues, by Curt Fernlund and Dino Pollard!
Captain America #15 · Josiah X begins the process of tracking the slave-traffickers back to their source, but to do so, he’s going to need to get his hands dirty. The question is, can a man shed the red, white, and blue just by taking off a costume, or is that something that is meant to stick deeper inside him? The answer will reshape Josiah’s view of both himself and his duty. Nick Fury, Sharon Carter, and the Black Widow guest-star in part two of “The American Nightmare,” by Dino Pollard!
Exiles #4 · Peter Parker’s plans come to fruition, but he wants someone to test-drive the Time Platform! Which of the Exiles will he choose, and will his choice destroy their chances at completing their mission? Plus, when Ben Reilly mans up and decides to face his “brother,” which spider will end up at the top of the food chain? It’s clone against clone and Exiles against Sinister Six as the first multi-part art comes to a close with part three of “Six Ways to Die” by Wesley Overhults!
Thunderbolts #21 · For all of his life, Donnie Gill has been a disappointment. He failed to make the big leagues as the Blizzard, and he failed as a Thunderbolt. Now, he’s been given the chance to make up for everything—starting with the destruction of MACH-IV! Meanwhile, back at Castle Zemo, Songbird and Hawkeye make their final choice regarding the Thunderbolts. Will they stay or will they go? For all of this and more, check out “Cold Snap,” by Steve Seinberg and Dino Pollard!
Wendigo #1 · In the midst of a ceremony summoning the Kolomaq of the Great Beasts, something goes terribly wrong, and a human sacrifice is eaten by a different creature of the North, changing things in ways that none could have predicted. As Phillip Costas wakes from his nightmare, he finds himself in the midst of carnage, but he is himself again. What strange things have changed in the woods tonight? The mystery and mayhem begin in “Hungry Gods” by Josh Reynolds!
Hunter Lambright, EiC
Welcome back! Check out these great new releases, and we’ll catch you at the turn of the month with the debut of two new titles!
Amazing Fantasy #31 · It’s not easy growing up with super-powers. That’s something that Jack Power is realizing just a little too late. Now, in the middle of high school, with two older siblings who have ditched home for other pursuits, school bullies, and a mysterious, ghostly figure appearing on his wall telling him what to do, Jack is going to have some decisions to make. Find out the whole story as Jack’s begins in “Power Follows Power,” by Hunter Lambright!
Captain Marvel #5 · Mar-Vell and Genis-Vell begin the trek to Titan, but will anything there be welcoming the pair with open arms? As Elysius and Starfox begin the process of trying to validate Mar-Vell’s existence with ISAAC, Mar-Vell’s power levels are questioned. Has he truly gotten that much stronger since his resurrection? Plus, when on Titan, can anyone but Thanos be far behind? Check out the first part of “Clash of Titan,” by Anthony Crute!
Hulk #13 · The Hulk rampages against the Human Torch in a rivalry dating back to the beginning of the series! Everything begins to come full circle as Hardbottle’s team tries to fulfill their mission, and hidden agendas come to light. Plus, by the end of the issue, someone will not walk out of this alive—and someone else’s life will be on the line. It’s a great time to watch the end of one Hulk era in time for the beginning of another with part two of “Come Together,” the continuation of Derrick Ferguson’s run!
Starjammers #4 · After their clash with the Shi’ar Empire over the fate of Drax the Destroyer, the Starjammers have gotten back to a regular routine, picking up the Kree Harr-Tenn as a crew member on the way. But, when a phantom signal comes from the Starjammer, is it an attack, a problem with the starship, or something much more sinister? And what does it mean for the ‘Jammers when the ship takes on a life of its own? Find out in “The Haunting of the Starjammer” by new series writer Travis Hiltz!
Tomb of Dracula #9 · The gods weigh in on the ultimate battle in the first part of Dracula’s story even as unwilling allies and foes alike turn against their mutual enemy. Eric Arcane aims for his ultimate revenge for the life of his partner, and one of the Shock Troop will not walk away from this conflict alive! Some will win and some will lose, but will any come out unscathed? It’s the conclusion you’ve been waiting for as the first book comes to a close with “Blood Lust!” by Curt Fernlund!
Hunter Lambright, EiC
With college finals on the horizon, an update is looking shaky for the near future, so why not take those weeks to enjoy these fourteen brand new releases. Then, check back in May for even more of the stories you’ve come to enjoy!
Amazing Fantasy #32 · Debbie Sinclair, daughter of a media millionaire, has been kidnapped! With a ransom out for her safe return, who can be counted on to save her before the deadline? The Blonde Phantom, that’s who! Flying out of the pages of the Golden Age of comics comes this classic tale, full to the brim of good old-fashioned hero without the powers! Check it out in “Confessions of a Blonde Phantom,” the Marvel Omega debut of Patrick Moore!
A.R.M.O.R. #1 · Welcome to A.R.M.O.R., the Altered Reality Monitoring and Operational Response unit. Join Director Charles Little Sky and new recruit Ibrahim al-Bazzaz as they tour the Hollow and its environs. Get in on the ground floor as Director Little Sky fends off an alien invasion, shows around his latest recruit, and takes a look at the latest threat headed straight for our reality—and all before lunch! Everything starts here with “Two Riders Were Approaching,” by Dale Glaser!
Bring on the Bad Guys #6 · She is a flawless, heartless killer, swatting away life the way others would swat flies. She is one of the best there is at what she does. She is Lady Bullseye, and this is her story. What does she have against the Yoshida family and Sato Industries? The fight gets taken to the top of the ladder even as Lady Bullseye takes on the firepower of Sunpyre! The heat gets turned up in “Bamboo Tears,” by Gavin Devlin!
Captain America #16 · Captain America and the Black Widow take the fight to its roots in Kiev! Can they succeed in shutting down a branch of the human-trafficking operation when the rest of the tree still stands? Plus, Josiah faces unexpected opposition in the form of a villain-for-hire—Zaran, the Weapons Master! And, when all is said and done, another player on the field is revealed! Check it out in the conclusion to “The American Nightmare,” by Dino Pollard!
Cloak & Dagger #2 · San Francisco has disappeared in a storm of Darkforce. Even as horrors rise out of the darkness, follow Cloak and Dagger as they struggle to save the survivors in a city full of nocturnal predators. Can they begin their attempt at atonement for the blood that rests on their hands? Or will they even get that chance with the creatures of the night on the prowl? The story continues in “As the Night Falls,” by Ed Ainsworth!
Exiles #5 · The spotlight is on Daredevil as the Exiles arrive on an alternate earth where their mission is simple: “Take out the Kingpin.” That’s easier said than done, though, as everyone’s lips are closed as to just who this Kingpin is. Meanwhile, the criminal community has gotten uneasy about strangers showing up and asking so many questions—so plans are made to take them out! The streak continues with part one of “Made,” by Wesley Overhults!
Guardians of the Galaxy #4 · The Guardians of the Galaxy remain scattered, fighting a battle on multiple fronts! Even as the Uncreated rage outside the dome, even more troubles come from within! What will the Guardians do when they find out that they have been duped into fighting for the wrong side of the battle by the Universal Church of Truth? The series gets out of this world as “What Is And What Should Never Be” continues, by Gavin Devlin!
The Incredible Hulk #14 · The powder keg explodes as the Hulk proves that he knows no limits! Hardbottle, Ammo, Bullet, and Dreadknight are on the ground floor, but can they take down the beast, or will they be scattered like ants? Plus, just as it seems like things might come to a close, the tables turn! One thing is true: When this issue is over, nothing will be the same in the Hulk’s world! Don’t miss the pulse-pounding conclusion to this chapter in the world of the Hulk in part three of “Come Together,” by Derrick Ferguson!
Iron Man #1 · Tony Stark gets his second chance at an ongoing at Marvel Omega! When a meeting is interrupted by a hostage situation at Stark Enterprises Chicago, Tony can’t help but suit up and prepare to take them on as Iron Man. When he finds out they’re laced with StarkTech, however, things get a little more personal. Plus, you’ll never believe who the villain is until you see it! Everything begins again here with “Launch,” by Tony Thornley!
Quasar #6 · Quasar and the ghost of Adam Warlock continue their fight for universal justice in the wake of Annihilation! When a fungus-like being from another universe threatens an alien society, Quasar must step in to save them—but how can he do that when the fungus is feeding on their souls? Plus, another being is watching our reality, but what does he have to do with the Black Thread? Comet Man guest stars in “The Black Thread,” by Mitch Crane!
Slipstream #2 · Davis Cameron has become unstuck from time…kinda. With Slipstream in bad shape, the trio makes it to the reality next door—where hippies rule supreme! But, when the Hunters begin catching up, will Davis be able to man up, or will he prove to be a disappointing “last hope?” Plus, an appearance from none other than…May Parker? The reality-shifting chaos ensues in part two of “The Odyssey,” by Ben Hobson!
Squadron Supreme #1 · The Squadron Supreme have been trapped on an Earth not their own for quite some time, but that won’t stop the past from catching up with them. As apparitions of the past abound, can anyone truly trust what they see? What is going on in Lab 43-J? Who can stand against the danger that is returning for them? And, most importantly, who will win this hand of poker? The story begins with “The Return of the Nth Man,” by Bruce Cook!
Wendigo #2 · Phillip Costas struggles not to give in to the hunger of the Wendigo! Knowing that, the last thing he needs is a group of men known only by numbers coming after him! Plus, something is different about the Wendigo this time around, but what? That’s something that Costas and his pursuers are about to find out! Will they learn the answers, or will they only end up as dinner? Check out the chase as it continues in “Faithful Heretics,” by Josh Reynolds!
West Coast Avengers #9 · The Whackos return to Doctor Demonicus’ island, but what will they find waiting for them? Faced with the might of an international team of heroes, can our heroes stand or will they fall? How will Darkstar react to the sight of her brother Vanguard? Is this the standard team-up prerequisite fight, or is there something much more sinister going on? Check it all out in “Sibling Rivalry,” but Steve Crosby!
Hunter Lambright, EiC
Welcome back, Omegaphiles! Take a look at these eight new releases--and all from our X-line in this all-X update!
Amazing Fantasy #34 · There comes a time in the life span of every organization where old faces step out and new faces step in, or the old guard allows the new to graduate. In the midst of this, find out the outcome of Shiva and Proteus’ first date and how fare the rest of the Uncanny cast. X-Men come. X-Men go. Watch the birth of a new X-Team in this special issue bridging the gap between Uncanny X-Men #58 and New X-Men #1 with “Transitions,” by Dino Pollard!
Astonishing X-Men #1 · After getting their footing in Amazing Fantasy #34, the team gears up for their first threat—a newly reformed Gene Nation—but only after it announces itself on their doorstep! Plus, Rogue confronts Mystique about her recent behavior while Kitty and Peter are reunited for the first time in months. Sparks will fly and mutants will rise and fall as a new Astonishing era begins! Find it all in part one of “Stateless,” by Hunter Lambright, Chris Munn, and Dino Pollard!
District X #1 · Trouble is brewing in Mutant Town as Detective Ismael Ortega meets his new partner, a man who is no stranger to the affairs of mutants. Will Izzy accept his new assignment, or will he prove to be too much of a loner? Plus, between the murders and gang violence, Izzy bears a secret that threatens to tear his family apart. And wait, how does former X-Force member Meltdown fit into all of this? Get in on the ground floor with part one of “Every Night Is Another Story,” by Gavin Devlin!
New X-Men #2 · The X-Men are all out of the picture, save for one, and Cannonball isn’t about to let anyone kidnap his students without a fight! As the Plague Dogs threaten to kidnap a list of fifteen students, it’s up to the freshman class to fight for their lives against Pandemic’s minions! But even if they survive the Plague Dogs, can they stand against the power of an Omega Sentinel? The story continues with part two of “Disorientation,” by Chris Munn!
Wolverine (vol.2) #1 · The very existence of the man known as Daken has caused stirs across the world, from Japan to Canada, all with one goal in mind: to kill him out of their hatred for his father. For Daken, however, the trip to Japan is about something else. Told he could find peace in Izo, Daken must search for whatever Izo is, and hope that by the end of his trip he might still be in one piece to enjoy it. Check out “Peace In A Bottle,” by Stuart Fairchild and Hunter Lambright!
X-Factor Investigations #1 · Jamie Madrox has been many things in his life, but now he’s settling into a steady-paying occupation—head of X-Factor Investigations! Nestled deep in Mutant Town, Jamie, along with Wolfsbane, Wing, and Wind Dancer, begin to string together the clues behind murders and other investigations that baffle the police. But, behind all this, what secret is Jamie keeping from his team, and how will it tear them apart? Find out in part one of “Something Wicked,” by William Sinclair!
X-Force (vol. 2) #3 · The X-Force team is split into two squads as they begin to move the pieces into place in their attempt to avert the future proposed by Destiny’s Diaries! As Dani’s team begins to explore into the mountain cavern base of the Hound Program, can Cable’s team fend off a robot with the abilities of the founding Avengers? Plus, with others’ faith in Dani at an all-time low, someone else begins forming a team to find her! Check it all out in part three of “Written in Stone,” by Hunter Lambright!
X-Men #45 · The tag-team teleporter and thief combination of Lila Cheney and Gambit have found a target—and it’s on Starcore-One, a solar orbital platform. But, when another tag-team joins the fray, Gambit learns that the item he is stealing is wanted by more than just one party! Plus, Warpath and an unlikely ally help rebuild the Outback base while the remnants of the team prepare to attack a church in Kansas! The Gambit series gets folded into X-Men with brand new scenes in “Exit Strategy,” by Chris Munn!
Hunter Lambright, EiC