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  • Ordering for January: Pounds of Atlas

    I think the reason I haven’t been posting lately is because I have SIX BOOKS coming out from Marvel in January that need to get done NOW! Agents of Atlas readers, notice that there are FOUR separate titles with the team (well, one is Bob only) in them too. Order accordingly.

    THUNDERBOLTS #140
    Written by JEFF PARKER
    Penciled by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
    Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
    Thunderbolts vs. Agents of Atlas—round 2! The hunt down in the swamp comes to a head when one of the T-Bolts ends up dead! There’s not going to be much time to cope either, because Norman Osborn needs his team of killers ready for a final mission—and this is what he’s been saving them for!
    32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

    MARVEL BOY: THE URANIAN #1 (of 3)
    Written by JEFF PARKER
    Penciled by FELIX RUIZ
    Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
    A young man has travelled billions of miles through space in a rocket to help our world. But is Earth of the 1950′s ready for a new super hero? Before he became the dark figure the Agents of Atlas call The Uranian, Bob Grayson raced through the skies as Marvel Boy! From the critically acclaimed writer of AGENTS OF ATLAS and FALL OF THE HULKS: ALPHA comes this all-new look back at one of Marvel’s first heroes!
    48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

    AVENGERS VS. ATLAS #1 (of 4)
    Written by JEFF PARKER
    Penciled by GABRIEL HARDMAN
    Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
    Variant Cover by GABRIEL HARDMAN
    Spacetime is being selectively eroded by an unknown force. To stop the effect, the Agents of Atlas seek the help of the Avengers- and find a much earlier version of the team than they expected: Captain America, Iron Man, Wasp, Giant-Man and Thor are together again, with the atomic wildcard THE HULK!
    40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

    INCREDIBLE HERCULES #140
    Written by GREG PAK, FRED VAN LENTE & JEFF PARKER
    Penciled by RODNEY BUCHEMI & GABRIEL HARDMAN
    Cover by ALEX GARNER
    “ASSAULT ON NEW OLYMPUS,” Part 3 (of 4)
    Of all the giants, gods and monsters Hercules and his team of New and Mighty Avengers have faced in their battle through New Olympus, none may be as formidable as HEPHAESTUS, creator of the immortals’ fearsome war engines! With what fearsome device will he try to ensnare and destroy the Hercules/Amadeus Cho team, which has reformed at last — only to meet their doom? Find out as the New York Times Best-Selling creative team lead Herc on his biggest adventure yet! Plus: as the Agents of Atlas push into the stronghold of the Olympus group, Aphrodite decides to take matters into her own hands in Godmarked Part 3!
    40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

    FALL OF THE HULKS: RED HULK #1 (of 4)
    Written by JEFF PARKER
    Penciled by CARLOS RODRIGUES
    Cover by ED MCGUINNESS & CHRIS SOTOMAYOR
    FALL OF THE HULKS continues in this all-new series! What secrets will be revealed? What plans has the RED HULK been hiding from everyone? And what does all of this have to do with the COSMIC HULK robot!? Don’t miss this thrilling first chapter by JEFF PARKER (Agents of Atlas, The Hood) and CARLOS RODRIGUES (Thunderbolts)!
    40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

    SPIDER-MAN 1602 #4 (of 5)
    Written by JEFF PARKER
    Penciled by RAMON ROSANAS
    Cover by MICHAEL GOLDEN
    FROM THE BESTSELLING MINISERIES ORIGINALLY CREATED BY NEIL GAIMAN! Peter travels to Venice in search of his new love, but instead finds that Osbourne is still alive…and more dangerous than before. Thanks to the hellish lab of Octavius, this century now has a Green Goblin – bent on revenge!
    32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

    AND a hardback collection…

    AGENTS OF ATLAS: TURF WARS PREMIERE HC
    Written by JEFF PARKER
    Penciled by GABRIEL HARDMAN, CARLO PAGULAYAN, DAN PANOSIAN & PAUL RIVOCHE
    Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
    Disturbing visions plucked from the malignant mind of Norman Osborn lead the intrepid Agents to the darkest depths of the Atlantic Ocean, where Namora must have words with her infamous cousin — the Sub-Mariner! Then, The Agents of Atlas find themselves racing around the world to rescue their leader! Jimmy Woo and M-11 find themselves under the talons of the most terrible power in China…the deadly- and beautiful- JADE CLAW! Plus: the Atomic Age heroes meet the original gamma ray giant and learn the meaning of HULK SMASH!!! Collecting AGENTS OF ATLAS #6-11.
    144 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
    ISBN: 978-0-7851-4276-8
    Trim size: standard

    Of course, I’m not even mentioning that an issue of UNDERGROUND will be out in January as well, I’ll talk about that tomorrow when Underground #2 hits shelves.

    Comments

    Comment from butch
    Time: October 20, 2009, 10:56 am

    Whelp, there goes my holiday money. Wheeee!!!

    Comment from Michael Hoskin
    Time: October 20, 2009, 12:06 pm

    You’re killing us with kindess Parker! Can’t you just cut to the chase and write all of Marvel’s comics?

    Comment from Beast
    Time: October 20, 2009, 9:55 pm

    Wow, we get more Agents of Atlas now that the book is on hiatus than we ever did before. Though I curse you for making me pull Thunderbolts. Darn you and your brilliant writing. ;)

    But Bob is the first Agent to get a Mini-Series? What about Ken!?

    Comment from Eric Gimlin
    Time: October 20, 2009, 10:40 pm

    I really hope Agents comes back in its own series before too long, but it really is good to see Marvel trying give the series some serious support. One odd question: Are we ever going to see the Spider-Man family story in an AofA hardcover, or is it going to wind up the “lost” story for some reason?

    Comment from Parker
    Time: October 20, 2009, 10:48 pm

    Thanks Eric. And that story is actually in the Atlas hardback also solicited for January!

    Comment from Parker
    Time: October 20, 2009, 10:49 pm

    Bob gets the edge thanks to Marvel’s 70th anniversary!

    Comment from Martin T
    Time: October 21, 2009, 8:11 am

    I’m especially looking forward to the Marvel Boy mini. Bob’s origin sequences stick out in my memory as a highlight of the first volume of AOA.

    How far into 2010 is AOA going to run as backups in Incredible Hercules? Is it just until the conclusion of the story that began in the one-shot, or will there be more? Sorry if this has already been answered elsewhere.

    Comment from tom fowler
    Time: October 21, 2009, 8:24 am

    golly, that’s a lot.

    how’s you february look?

    (hint)

    Comment from Eric Gimlin
    Time: October 21, 2009, 10:02 am

    Glad to hear it’s in the HC; it’s not mentioned in the solicitation and the page count listed wasn’t enough to fit it in. With stories appearing all over the place I’m counting on the collections to protect me if I lose track. That, and the series is one of the very few I’m collecting both in singles and the HC’s.

    Comment from Al
    Time: October 29, 2009, 5:46 pm

    Tom Fowler hinting at something!? A Mysterius sequel!? Please say yes!