Marvel’s House of M continues to heat up the summer

Continuing the tradition of Marvel’s Director’s Cuts comes the House of M #1 Director’s Cut written by fan favorite Brian Michael Bendis, featuring pencils by Olivier Coipel, and cover by Esad Ribic. The title will feature 48 pages and retail for $3.99. It hits shelves July 20.

Packed with all of the DVD-style extras you’ve come to expect such as the full script, sketch-to-cover process with all three cover artists, interviews and more, the Director’s Cut is a perfect way to open the door to the House of M!

Also for those of you who missed out on the beginnings of the House of M, Marvel has plans to let you see how it all began in House of M: Excalibur – Prelude TPB.

The sold-out issues Excalibur 13 & 14 set the stage for this major event and are available once again in this collection. Also features the storyline “The Devil’s Own,” featuring the return of Angel.

House of M: Excalibur – Prelude TPB is written by Chris Claremont with pencils and covers by Aaron Lopresti. It features 96 pages and collects Excalibur #11-14. The book will retail for $11.99 and hits stands July 27.

The House of M storyline also continues in Spider-Man’s corner of the Marvel Universe as Spider-Man: House of M #2 (of 5) arrives July 20. The issue, which retails for $2.99, continues the story written by Mark Waid and Tom Peyer with pencils and cover by Salvador Larroca.

He’s the world’s greatest wrestler, beloved family man, and everyone’s favorite mutant hero. Spider-Man’s got a secret and someone out there wants to use that against him to destroy everything he loves.  Find out how close Peter Parker’s world is to utter collapse in Spider-Man: House of M #2. 

Marvel also plans to keep fans happy with lots of action from the Incredible Hulk, Captain America, and The Defenders.

In Incredible Hulk #84, Bruce Banner finally has the peace he’s long searched for, but that respite is disturbed by the forces of AIM and the all-new Scorpion (from Amazing Fantasy 7-12).  Will the jade-skinned ruler of Australia talk or smash?  What do you think? 

Incredible Hulk #84 is written by comic legend Peter David, penciled by Jorge Lucas and features a cover by Andy Brase. It arrives July 20 and will retail for $2.99.

Captain America #8 will feature a variant cover

Winter comes early to Captain America as the #8 issue kicks off the “The Winter Soldier” Part 1 (of 6) that is written by Ed Brubaker, with pencils by Steve Epting and cover by Epting and Joe Jusko.

The revelation of who killed the Red Skull has rocked Captain America’s world to the core. Cap must track down the Winter Soldier- the alias now used by his former partner, Bucky. And, in the wake of Bucky’s dramatic return from the grave, General Lukin makes his first all-out assault! 

Brubaker and company are crafting a tale that many regard as the greatest run on Captain America in modern times. To commemorate the start of this explosive second arc, there will be a limited variant cover by fan favorite Joe Jusko!

Finally, Marvel is set to release Defenders #1 (of 5) written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis with pencils and covers by Kevin Maguire.

Wong possessed by Nightmare!  Dormammu and Umar in unholy alliance! The Hulk and the Sub-Mariner at each other’s throats! The SilverSurfer…uh…surfing. Can Doctor Strange reunite the Defenders and save “Reality As We Know It?” Well, probably not. But check out the Defenders mini-series to find out!

Defenders #1 is coming in July

Leave it to the Eisner-Award-winning team of Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire to bring you an epic battle pitting the Marvel Universe’s most powerful heroes against (well…themselves…and if they survive that) an Earth-shattering foe with the power of a GOD!

Defenders #1 (of 5) will feature 32 pages and retail for $2.99. It arrives on shelves on July 20.

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