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MIGHTY MARVEL MAILER Vol. 1, No. 175
Friday, May 11, 2001
Marvel.com


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~~~ Vol. 1, No. 175
--> Table of Contents


1. Top Story
2. More News
3. Marvel Buzz
4. Your Man @ Marvel
5. In Stores -- May 16, 2001
6. Shipping Update
7. Power Poll
8. Removing yourself from the Mailer


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~~~ TOP STORY


SHOWBIZ COLUMN
GHOST RIDER: Blazing a Trail


How do you film a guy with a flaming skull driving a motorcycle at the speed of sound and shooting hellfire every which way?


Read all about it in ShowBiz:
http://www.marvel.com/news/showbiz/column/051001.html?ref=mm


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~~~ MORE NEWS


ULTIMATE X-MEN #4
Now Playing at Marvel.com


In the wake of the team's first big mission, Professor Xavier's students are on the verge of mutiny. One lies in a coma, one has been crushed emotionally -- and one will leave the X-Men in anger! And in the midst of these crises, Magneto's first major assault against humanity looms on the horizon!


Experience the Marvel dotComic:
http://www.marvel.com/dotcomics/menu_flash.html?ref=mm


New issues every Wednesday and Friday!
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THIS WEEK ON X-MEN: EVOLUTION
'The Cauldron,' Part 2


Last episode, Scott Summers learned the fate of his long-lost brother, Alex. Now, as Cyclops struggles to free his sibling from Magneto's pull, the Master of Magnetism's ambitious plan for the future of mutantkind takes shape upon his space-borne fortress, Asteroid M!


Tune in Saturday, May 12, at 9:30 a.m. (ET), only on Kids' WB!


Experience the EVOLUTION:
http://evolution.marvel.com/evolution/index.html?ref=mm
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THE ULTIMATE GARAGE SALE!
Mighty Marvel Merchandise, up for Grabs


Face front, True Believer: Marvel's moving, and everything must go! OK, not EVERYTHING ... but we've set aside some really spiffy stuff for auction. You heard right, 'Nuff Sayer: Here's your chance to take home a piece of The House, starting with an autographed X-Men arcade game!


Place your bid, Bunky:
http://cgi6.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewListedItems&userid=auctions@marvel.com&include=0&since=-1&sort=2&rows=25
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CHARACTER BOOKINGS & APPEARANCES
Put Our Super-Powers to Work for You


Let the X-Men and Spider-Man spark sales at your store or draw crowds to your next big promotion. Infuse your school assembly or special program with the dynamic, positive energy of Marvel Comics -- and get your important message across in a way your audience will remember...forever!


Make yours Marvel for maximum results:
http://www.marvel.com/about/appearances/appearances.html?ref=mm


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~~~ MARVEL BUZZ


The House of Ideas makes headlines on the Internet and beyond! Sample the Marvel Buzz, collected daily for your convenience at www.marvel.com. Here's what's hot, direct from the World Wide Web:


ITEM! The first issue of Blender, a spin-off from the popular Maxim magazine empire, includes rave reviews of UNCANNY X-MEN #394, by Joe Casey and Ian Churchill, and NEW X-MEN #114, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. (Source: ICv2)


ITEM! Putting a number 2 behind a movie title can spell trouble. But David Goyer, writer and executive producer of the in-production BLADE 2, thinks the film remains firmly on track to top the first and avoid the pitfalls of so many previous sequels. (Source: WizardWorld)


ITEM! X-Fan recently checked in with X-MEN: EVOLUTION story editor Greg Johnson to find out more about the final episode of the show's inaugural season, titled "The Cauldron, Part 2" and set to air on the Kids' WB! network this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET. (Source: X-Fan)


Extra! Extra! Read all about it:
http://www.marvel.com/news/news.html?ref=mm


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~~~ YOUR MAN @ MARVEL


Take a tour of the Home of Heroes -- from the inside! Get a peek at all the latest and greatest from the man in the know: Your Man @ Marvel. Here are some of the tasty tidbits Your Man's spilling this week:


ITEM! They say it's a man's world, but haven't you heard? Sisters are doing it for themselves ... especially those of the mutant variety!


ITEM! Kicking Troll butt, drinking mead and laying the smackdown with an enchanted hammer -- that's just a day in the life of Thor. But his coming days won't be so perfect!


Read the latest Your Man at:
http://www.marvel.com/news/yourman/yourman.html?ref=mm


New columns every Monday, Wednesday and Friday!


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~~~ IN STORES WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2001
--> http://www.marvel.com/comics/onsale/0105_may/list_may.html?ref=mm


CABLE #93
COVER BY MICHAEL RYAN
ROBERT WEINBERG/MICHAEL RYAN
Their power is unseen, yet it reaches across the globe. They fight a war in which no shot is fired -- and yet the casualties number in the billions. They are the Dark Sisterhood -- and they have laid waste to Cable's life! Now, Nathan Summers is taking the war to them ... but in order to win, he'll have to be as ruthless as they are! Plus: The identity and motives of the Dark Mother are revealed!


CAPTAIN AMERICA #43
COVER BY DAN JURGENS
DAN JURGENS/DAVID ROSS/BOB LAYTON
The mystery of David Ferrari is revealed -- and Captain America doesn't like what he finds! Perhaps that's because he learns the truth while hanging over a missile silo! You think telling Connie Ferrari, David's sister and Cap's current girlfriend, will be any easier? Featuring guest art by David Ross (DAREDEVIL, JLA: Act of God)!


CAPTAIN MARVEL #19
COVER BY CHRISCROSS/ANIBAL RODRIGUEZ
PETER DAVID/CHRISCROSS/ANIBAL RODRIGUEZ
Guest-starring Thor and Thanos! Due to the staggering events of last issue, Genis finds himself moving through his own future lifetime, experiencing events that have yet to be! Can he return to his own era? And what has happened to Rick Jones?


DEFENDERS #5
COVER BY ERIK LARSEN & KLAUS JANSON
ERIK LARSEN & KURT BUSIEK/ERIK LARSEN/KLAUS JANSON
While Dr. Strange wrestles with the Defenders' curse, Namor storms the bastions of Atlantis, determined to take his kingdom back from the conqueror Attuma! And with the Hulk and Silver Surfer dealing with upheavals in their own lives, only Nighthawk, Valkyrie and Hellcat are available to meet the threat posed by the horrific Headmen!


FANTASTIC FOUR: TWGCM #6
COVER BY MICHAEL GOLDEN
Continuing Marvel's star-studded celebration of the FF's 40th anniversary! Everyone from the Black Panther to Nick Fury to the Silver Surfer guest-stars as Mr. Fantastic races against time to unravel the master plan of Dr. Doom! Featuring the talents of Erik Larsen, Keith Giffen, Ron Frenz, Jorge Lucas, Joe Sinnott, Al Gordon, Bruce Timm and more!


GENERATION X #75
COVER BY ART ADAMS
BRIAN WOOD/STEVE PUGH
What's going to happen to Jubilee, Chamber, Husk, Skin, M, Banshee and Emma Frost? Their fates are on the line as the series ends!


MARVEL KNIGHTS MAGAZINE #2
The Marvel Knights leap into their own magazine -- available through the Direct Market! This 70-page, full-color magazine reprints DAREDEVIL #2, MARVEL KNIGHTS #2 and PUNISHER #2!


NEW X-MEN #114
"E IS FOR EXTINCTION," PART 1
COVER BY FRANK QUITELY
GRANT MORRISON/FRANK QUITELY/TIM TOWNSEND
Humankind's time on Earth is nearly at its end. Within half a decade, they will be extinct, replaced by their genetically gifted cousins: mutants! With this discovery, the very fabric of society begins to fray. And as fear and paranoia grow by the day, it soon will tear! Charles Xavier has been forced to evolve his X-Men. But in the shadows, something beckons to him. A mutant more powerful -- and more depraved -- than he ever could have foreseen. And very soon, that mutant will threaten his people, his world and his every perception! New creators, new characters, new costumes, a new logo, a new direction ... this is the start of it all!


PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #31
COVER BY HUMBERTO RAMOS
PAUL JENKINS/MARK BUCKINGHAM/WAYNE FAUCHER
The new villain named Fusion -- who has the ability to absorb any hero's power -- has a deep burning hatred for Spider-Man! If Spidey wants to survive, he must find the kink in Fusion's formidable armor -- that is, if he even has one! Now featuring covers by Humberto Ramos!


PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN TPB
Reprinting PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #20, #21, #22, #23 and #26, plus WEBSPINNERS #10 to #12.


THUNDERBOLTS #52
COVER BY PATRICK ZIRCHER & AL VEY
FABIAN NICIEZA/PATRICK ZIRCHER/AL VEY
Due to the explosive events of issue #50, Thunderbolts is experiencing an information blackout! All we can tell you is that special guest-star Captain America will be forced to confront a figure from his past, while Dr. Doom pulls the strings! So what does this have to do with the T-Bolts? Read it and find out!


ULTIMATE X-MEN #6
COVER BY ADAM KUBERT
MARK MILLAR/ADAM KUBERT/ART THIBERT
Magneto takes his war to the very steps of the White House as the Sentinels attack Washington, D.C.! As mass hysteria explodes in the streets of the nation's capital, the X-Men must somehow defeat an army of the Master of Magnetism's zealots -- one of whom, until very recently, was on their side!


ULTIMATE MARVEL MAGAZINE #5
Because you demanded it: ULTIMATE MARVEL MAGAZINE now is available through the Direct Market! This 70-page, full-color magazine reprints ULTIMATE X-MEN #5, as well as the double-sized debut issue of ULTIMATE MARVEL TEAM-UP (starring Spidey and Wolverine)! Plus: updates on cool licensed stuff -- and more inside dirt on our upcoming movies!


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~~~ SHIPPING UPDATE


Title: Original On-Sale Date --> New On-Sale Date


Cable #93: 5/9 --> 5/16
Defenders #18: 5/9 --> 5/16
Generation X #75: 3/14 --> 5/16
Spider-Man: Torment: 5/9 --> 5/23
Daredevil #18: 3/28 --> 5/30
Essential FF Vol. 3: 5/2 --> 5/30
Essential X-Men Vol. 4: 5/23 --> 5/30
Incredible Hulk #28: 5/16 --> 5/30
U.S.Agent #1: 5/23 --> 5/30
Incredible Hulk: Ground Zero: 5/16 --> 6/6
Marvel Knights #12: 4/25 --> 6/27
Marvel Knights #13: 5/23 --> 7/11
Essential FF Vol. 1: 4/25 --> TBD
Essential Spider-Man Vol. 3: 4/25 --> TBD


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~~~ POWER POLL
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Your thoughts on "the kiss" in UNCANNY X-MEN #394:


* Great! It's been a long time coming!
* Terrible! I can't believe Jean betrayed Cyclops!
* Whether I like it or not, it's going to lead to some great drama!


Let your voice be heard!


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