Holidays Come Early for Marvel with Two Tremendous Specials

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The Former G.L.A. Return in GLX-Mas Special


Milwaukee's worst are getting their very own holiday one-shot in the GLX-Mas Special. The team formerly known as the Great Lakes Avengers and the G.L.A. are back and this time, they're sure to prove they are the absolute worst super-heroes EVER!



"For all of the people who think super heroes suck, and all the people who think that the holidays suck, we proudly present the suckiest super heroes on the suckiest of holidays: the GLX-Mas Special!" says G.L.A. writer Dan Slott. "If, for some strange reason, you LIKED last summer's G.L.A. mini-series, then think of this 48 page one-shot as more of the same, except Christmassier."



Packed with 6 tales featuring the newly dubbed GLX, the GLX-Mas Special sees writer Dan Slott team-up with a slew of top artists including Matt Haley (G.I. Spy), Georges Jeanty (Gambit), Ty Templeton (Spider-Man/Human Torch), Paul Grist (Jack Staff), Mike Kazaleh (Ren and Stimpy) and there's an extra-special X-Mas gift courtesy of your Friendly Neighborhood Mike Wieringo!



"And, if THAT doesn't hook you... Well, NOW we've got an X in the title, so you HAVE to buy it," explains Slott. "Really. Only 198 mutants left. And somehow Squirrel Girl, Flatman, Big Bertha, and Doorman are four of 'em! And, yes, Mr. Immortal is STILL Homo-Supreme, the most highly evolved mutant on Earth! So stick THAT in your Marvel Universe Handbook, continuity-boy! Ho ho ho."



You just better hope they don't cancel the holidays after the G.L.X finds some way to mess it up. For merriment and mockery galore, check out the GLX-Mas Special, spinning right out of surprise hit G.L.A.





GLX-MAS SPECIAL (OCT051966)

Written by Dan Slott

Penciled by MATT HALEY, GEORGES JEANTY, MIKE WIERINGO, MIKE KAZALEH, TY TEMPLETON & PAUL GRIST

Cover by Paul Pelletier

48 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$3.99

FOC – 11/17, On Sale – 12/7/2005



And don't forget to pick up the G.L.A. TPB:



G.L.A.: MISASSEMBLED TPB (OCT052033)

Written by DAN SLOTT

Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER

Cover by PAUL PELLETIER

144 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$14.99

FOC – 11/17, On Sale – 12/14/2005



"Santron," "A Mole Man's Christmas," and More in Marvel Holiday Special 2005



The holidays are almost here and that can mean only one thing: the Marvel Holiday Special 2005 is on its way. Featuring three stories sure to fill your heart with the spirit of the season, the Marvel Holiday Special 2005 is 48 pages of wild and hilarious holiday action.



"The Marvel Holiday Special 2005 is a fun, funny, and holiday-spirited romp through the Marvel Universe!" says editor John Barber. "We really tried to do something different this year by using creators you might not expect to see on a Holiday Special!"



The first story by webcomics great Shaenon Garrity (Narbonic) and legendary cartoonist Roger Langridge (Marvel Monsters: Fin Fang Four and Fred the Clown) is a heart-warmer called a "Mole Man's Christmas."



"In this story, Mole Man has abdicated his throne and vanished, and his moloids are kidnapping department-store Santas!" says Barber. "The Fantastic Four are on the case, but it's Ben Grimm who's really looking at what's behind these events."



The next story by Jeff Parker and Reilly Brown, sees Ultron reprogrammed to think he's Santa Clause, just in time to ruin the New Avengers' annual holiday party.



"This one has everybody: Spider-Man, Wolverine, Captain America, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Spider Woman, Black Panther, Yellowjacket, Wasp, Wonder Man, Iron Fist, Dr. Strange, Wong, Aunt May, Mary Jane, Jessica Jones, Gravity, a man-eating Christmas tree…I'm sure I'm forgetting somebody from "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santron!" says editor John Barber.



The final story revisits an old Marvel villain known as the Hurricane as he struggles to come to terms with his adopted home of New York City during the holidays. And it's brought to you by Mike Carey (Ultimate X-Men/Fantastic Four, Spellbinders) and Mike Perkins (Captain America, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang).



"This story is written all in verse and drawn so that it looks like a cross between Will Eisner and Gustave Doré," adds Barber. "It's funny, poignant, beautiful, and a great way to cap off the Marvel Holiday Special!"



Complete with a new cover by Stuart Immonen (Ultimate X-Men, Nextwave), the Marvel Holiday Special 2005 is THE comic book of this holiday season. And it makes a great stocking stuffer as well.







MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2005 (SEP051931)

Written by JEFF PARKER,

MIKE CAREY & SHAENON GARRITY

Penciled by REILLY BROWN,

MIKE PERKINS & ROGER LANGRIGE

Cover by STUART IMMONEN

48 PGS./ALL AGES ...$3.99

FOC – 11/10, On Sale – 11/30







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