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FIRST LOOK: December 2008 Bonus Previews

Check out these new comics due out in December!

THE ODYSSEY #4 (of 8) Written by ROY THOMAS Pencils & Cover by GREG TOCCHINI Weary and saddened by their encounter with the Cyclops in which many were lost, Odysseus and his men arrive at last to the fair island of Aeaea. Little do they know that it is home to the crafty and dangerous goddess Circe. When Odysseus' men do not return from their foraging expedition, Odysseus himself must set out to rescue them from Circe's deadly embrace and trust in the gods that he will not be her next victim! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99 KIDNAPPED! #2 (of 5) Written by ROY THOMAS Penciled by MARIO GULLY Cover by GERALD PAREL At the order of his fiendish uncle, David Balfour has been kidnapped aboard The Covenant. Having no other options, David accepts the meager life of a cabin boy. When a stranger, Alan Stewart, is taken aboard, David overhears a plot to kill Stewart and take his money. Casting his lot with the stranger, David and Stewart must now face off against the dangerous and deadly crew! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99 THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ #1 (of 8) Written by ERIC SHANOWER Pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG Variant Cover by ERIC SHANOWER Villian Variant by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL The premiere American fantasy adventure gets the Merry Marvel treatment! Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze) teams up with fan-favorite artist Skottie Young (New X-Men) to bring L. Frank Baum's beloved classic to life! When Kansas farm girl Dorothy flies away to the magical Land of Oz, she fatally flattens a Wicked Witch, liberates a living Scarecrow and is hailed by the Munchkin people as a great sorceress...but all she really wants to know is: how does she get home? 32 PGS./All Ages ...$3.99 MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #43 Written by PAUL TOBIN Penciled by DAVID HAHN Cover by SALVA ESPIN Can't vacations ever go right? All the Fantastic Four wanted was a nice simple weekend at the Suite Salem Bed & Breakfast---Agatha Harkness: Propeitor. But the rooms are more than a little odd, and the nearby country fair has an unsettling Hall of Mirrors run by a certain lady known as Moondragon. Worst of all, Baron Mordo's not playing fair at the fair! He's stolen part of the FF's essence to create gargoyle-simulacrums bent on the FF's destruction! 32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99 MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #46 Written by TODD DEZAGO Penciled by ROBERTO CASTRO Cover by FRANCIS TSAI "Silent Nights" Having finally found the perfect present for Aunt May for Christmas, Peter needs to make some money to pay for it! He hopes to sell some photos of Spidey in action to the Daily Bugle, but nothing is happening--everyone is in the Holiday spirit... ...everyone except Peter. 32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99 MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #6 Written by FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by MATTEO LOLLI Cover by CLAYTON HENRY Here he comes, True Believers -- the astonishing ANT-MAN! The man with two, count 'em, TWO super powers! Who is he? How did he get both the ability to shrink to less than an inch tall and speak directly to ants? Why does he use those abilities to aid all mankind? SHUT UP -- Don't answer that! Those are rhetorical questions! Any answers you come up with can't possibly be as awesome as the real ones ... SO BUY THIS COMIC NOW!!! 32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99 MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #31 Written by PAUL TOBIN Penciled by DAVID HAHN Cover by CLAYTON HENRY Good Things Come to Those Who Bait! With the Avengers vacationing on the sunny California beaches, Tigra hopes to finally conquer her fear of water, but things go sour when Iron Man challenges Luke Cage to a deep sea fishing contest and the two of them, ahem, bend the rules a bit. Iron Man sends a sonar pulse to stir up the really big fish, unfortunately rousing not only a monster from the deep, but also one seriously angry Prince of Atlantis...Namor, the Sub-Mariner! Lucky the Avengers brought the Hulk along! It's the slugfest to end all slugfests, and it does nothing to help Tigra's fear of water! 32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99 MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #18 MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS #18 MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #6 64 PGS./All Ages ...$4.99 HULK CHRONICLES: WWH #6 WORLD WAR HULK #5 INCREDIBLE HULK #111 72 PGS./Rated T+ ...$4.99 MARVEL ADVENTURES TWO-IN-ONE #18 MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #8 MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #44 64 PGS./All Ages ...$4.99

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