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Marvel Comics Previews for May 2009

Get your mind off the cold weather with the first look at May's upcoming comics

Spring arrives early to Marvel.com! To get you through the cold season, we thought we would warm you up with some news regarding Marvel's May issues! Preview what springtime will bring for the Marvel U, from Dark Reign to DARK TOWER! And don't forget to visit the Marvel Comics Catalog for the full listing of what we have to offer this spring!


Have you crossed over to the dark side yet? What better time to embrace Norman Osborn's twisted universe than in May with the release of several Dark Reign titles, including the inaugural issues of Jeff Parker and Kyle Holz's DARK REIGN: THE HOOD and DARK REIGN: YOUNG AVENGERS by Paul Cornell and Mark Brooks! He charmed President Obama and soon Spider-Man rubs elbows with the stars! "Saturday Night Live" funny men Bill Hader and Seth Meyers pen the upcoming SPIDER-MAN: THE SHORT HALLOWEEN, with pencils from artist Kevin Maguire! Continue feeding your Spidey fix with AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #593, as our neighborhood web slinger confronts the all-new Vulture!


Any true Marvelite out there knows 2009 marks the 70th Anniversary of Marvel Comics. To celebrate throughout the year, Marvel will release limited, 70th Anniversary edition variant covers for some of your favorite titles! Expect to find these sweet alternate covers on HUMAN TORCH COMICS #1 70th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL (pictured to the right), MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #1 and WOLVERINE #73. Before running S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury fought Nazis and the supernatural as a member of the elite espionage outlet called the Howling Commandos. Thanks to writer Jesse Alexander and artist John Paul Leon, the company returns in HOWLING COMMANDOS #1, going up against Panzer Max and enemy soldiers! Did we mention the book includes plenty of hot women and tiger tanks?


Legendary X-scribe Chris Claremont does double-duty in May! First, he goes back to basics with X-MEN FOREVER ALPHA, a new series leading to the ultimate showdown for mutant dominance. Then, he continues the tale of a new generation of mutants with GENEXT: UNITED #1, follow the lives of tomorrow's X-Men, under the tutelage of Dr. Henry "Beast" McCoy! The Messiah War rages on into the spring! CABLE #14, brings us part four of the crossover, presenting the pivotal point in which Cable joins X-Force in the search for Hope, the so-called "Mutant Messiah." The adventure continues in X-FORCE #15, where decisions lead to horrific and unforgettable sacrifices amidst an epic battle.


Stephen King's DARK TOWER continues with the debut of DARK TOWER: THE FALL OF GILEAD #1, written by Robin Furth and Peter David, with pencils from Peter Isanove. The adventures of gun-slinging antihero Roland Deschain take a horrifying twist no father or husband should ever endure. ©2009 Stephen King. All rights reserved. Why follow man when you can follow man's best friend? Marvel's finest pets unite to form the greatest litter of heroes ever assembled! Forget Lassie and join Lockjaw, Lockheed, Redwing, Hairball and Frog Thor in Chris Eliopoulos and IG Guara's LOCKJAW AND THE PET AVENGERS #1!


Before X-MEN: FIRST CLASS and "X-Men: Evolution" took us through mutant adolescence, NEW MUTANTS depicted five teenagers in their journey from students to super heroes. Now the mutant team supreme returns just in time to battle Legion, courtesy of writer Zeb Wells and artist Diogenes Neves. Finally, two anniversary issues arrive in May: NOVA #25 from the minds of writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning and artist Andrea Di Vito, and CAPTAIN AMERICA #50 by writer Ed Brubaker and artist Luke Ross. NOVA #25 sees the Nova Corps deal with defeat, while Bucky Barnes celebrates his birthday in CAP #50. For a full list of all the books coming out that month head over to the May catalog! Check out the official Marvel Shop for the best mighty Marvel merchandise! Download episodes of "X-Men: Evolution" now on iTunes!

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:norinradd: :norinradd: Hank leading the X-Men,As smart as he is,but will he make the brutal decisions? :x-men: :x-men: