Welcome to the fourth installment of the Marvel Watch list, we focus again on the Marvel titles that were fortunate enough to land on the New York Time's first ever Graphic Novels Best Seller List.
Marvel would like to congratulate the four teams of creators whose work made their historic debut. Marvel's titles had an impressive showing on both the hardcover and softcover lists. Below are the details on how you can catch up.
ULTIMATE ORIGINS PREMIERE HC
Brian Michael Bendis
This is it! The story that finally reveals the conspiracies behind the entire Ultimate Universe! When they first met, Bruce Banner mysteriously warned Spider-Man that "Everything is connected." Now it's time to discover the jaw-dropping secrets that men have fought and died to protect. From the dark days of World War II to the frightening present, journey through history to learn what's really behind the Super Soldier and Weapon X programs—and how heroes such as Captain America, Nick Fury and Wolverine have more in common than codenames and costumes. The dream team of Brian Michael Bendis and Butch Guice (CAPTAIN AMERICA, IRON MAN) unite for the first time for the Ultimate series of the year that is a must-read lead-in to ULTIMATUM! Collecting ULTIMATE ORIGINS #1-5.
SQUADRON SUPREME: THE PRE-WAR YEARS TPB
J. Michael Straczynski
It all starts here! Hyperion, Nighthawk, Blur, Power Princess, Doctor Spectrum and the rest of the deadliest super-team around are joined by a new group of super heroes, as only J. Michael Straczynski and Gary Frank can imagine! As the U.S. government plots to create two teams of super-powered agents to crush enemies both domestic and foreign, Mark Milton -- a.k.a. Hyperion -- has plans of his own. Plans that could uproot the government's control over its super-powered population
and force them to contend with the ever-growing threat of Mark's constant insubordination. Collecting SQUADRON SUPREME #1-5 and the never-before-reprinted #6-7.
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SQUADRON SUPREME: POWER TO THE PEOPLE TPB
They were gods walking the Earth… powerful but flawed, they dreamed of remaking the world in their image. After their apocalyptic battle with Redstone, and after their terrifying fight with the Ultimate Universe, that dream has become a nightmare. While mankind struggles to rebuild, new heroes appear—and Nick Fury, left behind after the hit ULTIMATE POWER limited series, learns the shocking secrets of four astronauts who returned to Earth…changed. Join comics legend HOWARD CHAYKIN and newcomer MARCO TURINI to ask the question—whatever happened to the Squadron Supreme? Collecting SQUADRON SUPREME (2008) #1-6.
ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL. 1: GIFTED TPB
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Dream-team creators Joss Whedon (TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") and John Cassaday (Planetary, CAPTAIN AMERICA) present the explosive, all-new flagship X-Men series – marking a return to classic greatness and the beginning of a brand-new era for the X-Men! Cyclops and Emma Frost re-form the X-Men with the express purpose of "astonishing" the world. But when breaking news regarding the mutant gene unexpectedly hits the airwaves, will it derail their new plans before they even get started? As demand for the "mutant cure" reaches near-riot levels, the X-Men go head-to-head with the enigmatic Ord, with an unexpected ally – and some unexpected adversaries -- tipping the scales! Collects ASTONISHING X-MEN #1-6.
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