Its nice when a little company does well sometimes and seems to be on the road to success. This is not a post about that company. Instead, this post is about another company, one that not only does well but creates some of the most interesting and endearing characters and stories in comics today. I’m taking, of course, about Marvel.
Marvel does pretty well with its movies and tv shows and it sells a lot of comics. Case in point is the just released Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia crossover. It sold so well that you probably can’t even buy it anymore at your favorite store. But don’t worry, like Captain America, this comic will rise from the dead and come back for a second printing. Of course, in true comic book style, the second printing will have a variant cover.
Check out all the details from the official Marvel press release:
Marvel is pleased to announce that Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia Second Printing Variant! Eisner Award nominated scribe Matt Fraction joins X-artist supreme Marc Silvestri to deliver a shocking Dark Reign clash that rocks the Marvel Universe!
Two of Marvel’s legendary teams, the X-Men and the Avengers, cross paths in this epic story of betrayal and deceit! Martial Law is declared in San Francisco to put an end the mutant rights riots and the Dark Avengers are sent to enforce it! Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia Second Printing Variant features the interior art of Silvestri on a stylish new cover!
Critics and Fans are raving about this dangerous Utopia:
“Intriguing and compelling…Where Matt Fraction goes from here should be interesting.” – Chad Nevett, ComicBookResources.com
“Fraction does an exquisite job… Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia is an engrossing story that has left me dying to get my hands on the chapters that are yet to come.” – Bill Janzen, Comicsbulletin.com
“Fraction’s made a case for Utopia as the X-story to remember this year.” – Bryan Joel, IGN.com
“You’ll find a lot to like about the Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia.” – Kyle Posluszny, Weeklycomicbookreview.com
Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on all Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia issues – as well as all Dark Reign related tie-ins – as it continues to generate significant buzz and critical acclaim! Who betrays the X-Men in this time of need? How does Cyclops respond as a leader of the mutant race? Catch all the answers in this shocking crossover that begins in Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia Second Printing Variant!
DARK AVENGERS/UNCANNY X-MEN: UTOPIA SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (MAY098104)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by MARC SILVESTRI
Rated T+ …$3.99