New Warriors-related comics for December

Marvel Comics has released solicitations for comics shipping in December ’07. New Warriors #7, with its moody cover featuring Night Thrasher, focuses on Sofia. Nova #9 continues the new story-arc of Nova heading deep into uncharted space. In Penance: Relentless #4, the former Speedball confronts Dr. Doom. Power Pack celebrates Christmases past in the Marvel Holiday Special 2007. Slapstick makes the cover of Avenger: Initiative #8 as graduation day looms. Meanwhile, Iron Man & Power Pack and Annihilation: Conquest continue with their second issues. Plus, What If? Civil War and more.

Click through for full cover images, solicit blurbs and release dates.


NEW WARRIORS #7

Written by KEVIN GREVIOUX
Penciled by JON MALIN
Cover by NIC KLEIN
After narrowly escaping death at the hands of the all-new Zodiac, former X-Man Sofia Mantega decides to get back into the super hero game and takes up membership with the new New Warriors. But after learning what’s in store for her, will she want to stick around? And what do the old New Warriors have to say about the new team’s exploits?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

On-Sale 12/12/07


NOVA #9
Written by ANDY LANNING & DAN ABNETT
Penciled by WELLINTON ALVES
Cover by ADI GRANOV
New allies – new foes – the new story-arc kicked-off last issue rockets onwards! What is the haunted place known as Knowhere? Who are Xarth’s Mightiest Heroes? And why will the new character called Cosmo quickly become one of your favorites? Oh…and what well-known Annihilation characters are hot on Nova’s trail? Wizard just named NOVA their “Book of the Month” – find out why right here!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
On-Sale 12/12/07


PENANCE: RELENTLESS #4 (of 5)
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Pencils & Cover by PAUL GULACY
Robbie Baldwin’s relentless quest continues as he travels to Latveria and faces off with none other than Doctor Doom! What is Doom hiding that Penance would do anything to get at…and what will he do when he gets it?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

On-Sale 12/26/07


AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #8
Written by DAN SLOTT
Pencils & Cover by STEFANO CASELLI
KILLED IN ACTION (Part 1 of 4)
“Fresh Meat”
Training is almost over for our cadets. Some will graduate. Some will washout. And, yes, some WILL die! It all starts here, in the Initiative’s biggest story to date! And with the clock ticking on the first class of recruits, get ready to meet the next batch! Including new Marvels, old Marvels, at least one SKRULL, and…THE IRREDEEMABLE GIANT-MAN? Also, with the Gauntlet out of commission, just wait until you meet Camp Hammond’s new Drill Instructor… he’s a real Taskmaster!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

On-Sale 12/26/07


IRON MAN AND POWER PACK #2 (of 4)
Written by MARC SUMERAK
Penciled by MARCELO DICHIARA
Cover by GURIHIRU
The race is on – in more ways than one! Julie Power is running for class president against the meanest girl in school…but before all the votes are in, she’ll find herself running to catch one of Marvel’s fastest villains, the Speed Demon! Can Iron Man help lead Power Pack to the finish line first? Maybe if the weather stays good… Wait? What’s that about a Blizzard?!?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99
On-Sale 12/12/07


MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2007
Written by MIKE CAREY, C.B. CEBULSKI, SHAENON GARRITY & ANDREW FARAGO
Penciled by NELSON, ALINA URUSOV & LOU KANG
Cover by FRAZER IRVING
It’s that time of year already, and what better way to celebrate than with the Marvel Heroes? Answer: there is no better way. Join Spider-Man and Wolverine in a quest to get a cake to Aunt May’s house, and to…stop a rogue Santa from destroying the city?!? Plus, Power Pack relives holidays past, and much, much more!
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99
On-Sale 12/5/07


ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST #2 (of 6)
Written by ANDY LANNING & DAN ABNETT
Penciled by TOM RANEY
Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT
The sci-fi event of the year continues here! The Big Bad behind the entire saga was revealed on the last page of last issue – but what does this fan-fave villain want? And what does it have to do with the surprise ally that our heroes have also recently found? Plus: Who survived the STAR-LORD series to fight on here? And what about the motley crew led by Ronan? The titanic team of Andy Lanning & Dan Abnett (NOVA) and Tom Raney (ULTIMATE X-MEN) deliver the answers fast and furious in this issue!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
On-Sale 12/5/07


WHAT IF? CIVIL WAR
Written by ED BRUBAKER, KEVIN GREVIOUX & CHRISTOS GAGE
Penciled by MARKO DJURDJEVIC, GUSTAVO & HARVEY TOLIBAO
Cover by MARC SILVESTRI
Wraparound Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
When a stranger appears in front of Iron Man, visiting Captain America’s symbolic grave at Arlington, he is told of two diverse ways CIVIL WAR could’ve concluded. The first: What If CAPTAIN AMERICA led all the heroes against the Registration Act? The second: What if IRON MAN lost the Civil War?
Join writers Ed Brubaker (Captain America, Daredevil), Kevin Grevioux (New Warriors, the movie-Underworld) and Christos Gage (Civil War: Casualties of War, World War Hulk: X-Men, TV’s Law & Order: SVU) in a giant-size issue that answers the questions Iron Man never wanted to ask!
With interior art by superstar cover painter Marko Djurdjevic, artist Gustavo (Marvel Age Spider-Man, Green Lantern, TMNT and The Amory Wars) and newcomer Harvey Tolibao (Iron Man Annual, Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic), this issue will fulfill your Civil War withdrawal!
56 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
On-Sale 12/19/07


SPIDER-MAN AND POWER PACK
96 PGS./ALL AGES…$4.99
On-Sale 12/5/07


POWER PACK VOL. 1 HC
Written by MARC SUMERAK
Penciled by GURIHIRU
Cover by GURIHIRU
Readers of all ages rejoice as Marvel’s youngest team of super heroes returns for more awesome action, family fun and Snark-stomping adventures! It’s the triumphant return of everyone’s favorite super-powered siblings – Alex, Julie, Jack and Katie – in brand-new stories that are sure to delight new readers and longtime fans alike! Marvel’s merry mutants team up with our super-powered siblings for more fun-filled all-ages adventures! Featuring Wolverine, Beast, Nightcrawler and Cyclops in four stories sure to delight new readers and longtime fans alike!! And hot on the heels of their adventure with the X-Men, Power Pack returns for another titanic team-up – and this time, it’s Earth’s Mightiest Heroes leading the charge! Featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman and more! Collecting POWER PACK #1-4, AVENGERS AND POWER PACK ASSEMBLE #1-4, and X-MEN AND POWER PACK #1-4
288 PGS./All Ages …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2915-8
Trim size: oversized
On-Sale 12/12/07


NOVA VOL. 1: ANNIHILATION – CONQUEST TPB
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by SEAN CHEN
Cover by ADI GRANOV
Exploding from the pages of ANNIHILATION, Nova rockets into his own ongoing series! In the wake of the chaotic Annihilation Wave, a desperate galaxy cries out for law and order. In the past, an army of peacekeeping Centurions delivered stability. But the Nova Corps are dead and gone – now there is only Richard Rider, the man called Nova. But can a lone human police an entire universe? He has near limitless power – now he must do all he can to bring punishment to the wicked, help to the oppressed and justice for all! Strap in as the acclaimed writing team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (ANNIHILATION: NOVA), superstar Sean Chen (SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN) and cover artist Adi Granov (IRON MAN) slam your mind into hyperdrive! Collecting NOVA #1-7.
168 PGS./Rated T+ …$17.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2631-7
On-Sale 12/12/07

THE LONERS: THE SECRET LIVES OF SUPER HEROES TPB
Written by C.B. CEBULSKI
Penciled by KARL MOLINE
Cover by JASON PEARSON
From the pages of RUNAWAYS! Once they were the teen heroes known as Darkhawk, Turbo, Ricochet, Green Goblin and Lightspeed. Now they’re five young adults trying to stay out of spandex. But is walking away from the buzz of danger and intrigue easier said than done? And is a self-help group enough to keep these former crime-fighters out of action? Pull up a chair and join the circle as writer C.B. Cebulski (X-MEN FAIRY TALES), artist Karl Moline (ROGUE, Route 666) and cover artist Jason Pearson (Bodybags) ask the question: How do you kick an addiction to masks and tights? Collecting THE LONERS #1-6.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2215-9

On-Sale 12/19/07

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