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The Illuminati Face a Reckoning in AVENGERS #29 – an ORIGINAL SIN Tie-In!

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This May, the collision of the Avengers and New Avengers is imminent as untold treacheries come finally come to light. Marvel is proud to present your first look at AVENGERS #29 – an Original Sin tie-in, from the New York Times No. 1 Bestselling Creative Team of Jonathan Hickman and Leinil Yu!

To stop multiversal armageddon the Illuminati, a secret cabal of the Marvel Universe’s greatest minds, had to do the unthinkable. To save a universe, Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Mr. Fantastic, the Black Panther, Namor, The Beast and Black Bolt were forced to assemble the most terrifying weapon in the known universe – the INFINITY GAUNTLET!

To protect their secret, they tampered with the memories of Captain America – erasing his knowledge of their terrible acts. But no secret stays buried forever. And Steve Rogers is about to discover the betrayal of his closest allies.

Information held by the all-seeing Watcher has restored Steve Rogers memories – and the Illuminati’s days are numbered. What unfathomable secrets have Tony Stark and his inner circle been keeping? What will happen when the Marvel Universe at large discovers their treachery? Steve Rogers and Tony Stark are on a dangerous collision course – and before it’s over, only one of them will be left standing.

The Earth-shattering clash of the Avengers and New Avengers is upon us, and it all starts here! But when the dust clears, is there still a world worth fighting for? Find out as Earth’s Mightiest are thrust headlong into Original Sin this May in AVENGERS #29!

Secrets Revealed in AVENGERS #29 – a Tie-In to ORIGINAL SIN!

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This May, the collision of the Avengers and New Avengers is imminent as treacheries come to light in AVENGERS #29 – an Original Sin tie-in!

The Illuminati, a secret cabal of the Marvel Universe’s greatest minds, was brought together for a single purpose – to protect the world from the threat of multiversal armageddon. But to save our entire universe, Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Mr. Fantastic, Namor, The Black Panther, The Beast and Black Bolt would have to do the unthinkable.

To protect their secret, they tampered with the memories of Captain America – erasing his knowledge of their terrible acts. But no secret stays buried forever. And Steve Rogers is about to discover the betrayal of his closest allies.

“Everything that has been going on in AVENGERS and NEW AVENGERS virtually from the start has been building to this moment,” says Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “Now, all the cards are on the table—and the fallout from the Illuminati’s decision to erase Cap’s memories is going to require everybody to choose a side. From this point forward, events will accelerate faster and faster towards a shattering and unexpected climax! But first, the future awaits!”

With Captain America’s memories restored, the Illuminati’s days are numbered. The clash of the Avengers and New Avengers is upon us. What shocking secrets have Tony Stark and his secret inner circle been keeping? Find out as the truth stands revealed in AVENGERS #29!

Marvel ‘Ending’ ‘Fantastic Four’ & ‘FF’ in January

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One of the biggest mysteries at the NYCC was whatever happened to the announcement that James Robinson and Leonard Kirk were going to be taking over Fantastic Four in February?  The stage for the announcement was set when Marvel Comics announced at its Inhumanity panel that Fantastic Four by Matt Fraction and Mike Allred was being cancelled with issue #16 in January and would be relaunched (as a #1 no doubt) with a new creative team.

Earlier IGN had reported (in an article that has since been removed) that writer James Robinson and artist Leonard Kirk would be taking over Fantastic Four in February.  Marvel also announced that the FF comic book series would be ending January with #16, and that Senior Editor Tom Brevoort would end his record-setting run of 141 issues of Fantastic Four in January.  But through the rest of the Marvel panels at the NYCC, there was no mention of Robinson and Kirk taking over Fantastic Four.
 
Robinson himself had been
tweeting about a new Marvel project for which he had already received 7 "mind-blowing pages," but when asked why his stint on Fantastic Four was not revealed at the NYCC, Robinson tweeted "The reasoning was that there were so many announcements at NYCC with pros who were there, they are going to wait a week or two," and then followed up with "So it has it’s own moment.  I’d be surprised if it isn’t announced before the end of the month."
 
So we can say confidently that both Fantastic Four and FF will be ending in January.  It appears likely that Fantastic Four will return in February with a new #1 issue written by Robinson and drawn by Kirk.  The fate of FF remains in limbo, but don’t be surprised if it too is revived later in 2014.

Matt Fraction Leaving ‘Fantastic Four’ & ‘FF’

The tremendous success of his work on Hawkeye has catapulted Matt Fraction to the very first rank of Marvel scribes, but Fraction’s current tasks, which include writing Inhumanity, the follow-up to Jonathan Hickman’s Infinity event, as well as an ongoing Inhuman comic title, have expanded to the point where the writer has cut back on his other commitments.  Fraction had been listed as the solo writer of both Fantastic Four and FF through the October-shipping issue #13 of both titles, but will be leaving early.  Marvel has not yet announced whether issues solicited with Fraction as the writer will be returnable because of the switch in scribes.
 
Speaking with
Comic Book Resources Marvel’s SVP of Publishing Tom Brevoort acknowledged that Fraction would be leaving both Fantastic Four and FF in the near future.  While these books will continue to follow the storylines that Fraction has laid out, Fantastic Four #12, which is solicited for September, will be Fraction’s last (though it should be noted that the recently shipped Fantastic Four #11 already lists Christopher Selba as "co-writer").  Fraction’s last issue of FF will be #11, which ships later this month.

Marvel Unveils The All-New, Hotly-Anticipated Second Printing Cover to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700!

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It’s the story that rocked headlines around the world – Peter Parker is no more. Long live the all-new Spider-Man! Due to overwhelming demand, Marvel is proud to present your first look at the ALL-NEW, jaw dropping second printing cover to Amazing Spider-Man #700 by superstar Humberto Ramos. That’s right, the 700th issue of the long running series is no longer available at the distributor level and if you missed Dan Slott & Humberto Ramos’ critically acclaimed story the first time around, head over to your local comic shop and reserve the Amazing Spider-Man #700 Second Printing Variant.

But don’t take our word for it – see what everyone has to say about Peter Parker’s final fight against Doctor Octopus!

“Slott will be remembered as one of the best Spider-Man writers of all time.” – Aint It Cool News

“[A]n emotional, impactful and memorable Spider-Man story.” – ComicBookResources.com

“Dan Slott has done everything in his power to remind us all why Peter Parker is the greatest super-hero in the Marvel Universe.” – Newsarama.com

“The conflict is certainly worthy of a milestone issue.” – IGN.com

Then, on January 9th,  Marvel launches Superior Spider-Man #1, an all-new ongoing series from Slott and superstar artist Ryan Stegman (Fantastic Four, Scarlet Spider)! Shipping twice-monthly, Superior Spider-Man launches a new chapter in the Marvel mythos, as Doctor Octopus strikes out on his own to be the greatest Spider-Man this world has ever known. But can he keep up the ruse? Will Spidey’s closest allies discover the fate of Peter Parker? And can this Spider-Man truly be a hero?

Don’t miss out on the story that’s taken the world by storm—Amazing Spider-Man #700 Second Printing Variant on-sale later this month at your local comic shop!