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ORIGINS OF MARVEL COMICS
- Reprint of the first two pages of Thor and the Warriors Four #1, written by Alex Zalben, Art by Gurihiru. Released May 11, 2011.

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TACO BELL/X-MEN
Written by Alex Zalben, Art by Tom Grummet
- Released as a promotional item at Taco Bells nationwide in January of 2011.


THOR AND THE WARRIORS FOUR DIGEST #1
COVER BY: Gurihiru
WRITER: Alex Zalben
PENCILS: Gurihiru
THE STORY:
Power Pack’s biggest adventure ever begins, as they desperately search for the only person who can save the life of their grandmother – THE MIGHTY THOR! But first, they’re going to need to get to Asgard, and that means joining forces with Frog Thor and THE PET AVENGERS! An epic tale that starts with a book of myths and ends with the destruction of the entire world, this is a journey into mystery that will leave Power Pack changed – forever! Collecting THOR AND THE WARRIORS FOUR #1-4. All Ages …$9.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-4120-4

PRICE: 9.99
IN STORES: October 6, 2010

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I AM AN AVENGER #1

COVER BY: LEINIL FRANCIS YU
WRITER: JIM MCCANN, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, ALEX ZALBEN
PENCILS: CHRISTOPHER SAMNEE, Jason Latour, Tom Fowler
INKS: ALAN DAVIS, DAVID JASON LATOUR, CHRISTOPHER SAMNEE
COLORED BY: ALAN DAVIS|RICO P. RENZI|MATTHEW WILSON
THE STORY:
What is it that makes one an Avenger? That’s what this series starring characters from all across the Avengers’ history will attempt to answer! Featuring tales of Iron Man, Captain America, the Thing, Iron Fist, Justice, Firestar, Squirrel Girl, Nova and the Young Avengers and more! Rated A …$3.99

IN STORES: September 1, 2010

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THOR AND THE WARRIORS FOUR #4 (of 4)
COVER BY: Gurihiru
WRITER: Alex Zalben
PENCILS: Gurihiru
INKS: COLLEEN ANN COOVER
GURIHIRU (NAOKO KAWANO)
COLORED BY: COLLEEN ANN COOVER|GURIHIRU (NAOKO KAWANO)
LETTERED BY: COLLEEN ANN COOVER|DAVID L. SHARPE

THE STORY:
Loki: triumphant! Thor: defeated! Power Pack: no more! Exclamations: And questions? Will Power Pack be able to save the life of their grandmother, or will the world be destroyed first? All this, plus a guest appearance by The Pet Avengers, and the moment you didn’t know you were waiting your whole life for: The League of Thors! AND the final chapter of Colleen Coover’s Hercules/Power Pack cross-over. An issue so big, so funny, so awesome, that critics are saying, “This solicit was actually written before the first issue came out, so there’s no press quotes yet!”

PRICE: 2.99
IN STORES: July 8, 2010


THOR AND THE WARRIORS FOUR #3 (of 4)
Written by ALEX ZALBEN
Cover and Art by GURIHIRU
Hercules backup by COLLEEN COOVER

Oh noes! All of Asgard has been turned into tiny little babies! Volstagg? Baby! Sif? Baby! Odin? Teeny, tiny wittle baby. Now, it’s up to Power Pack and Thor, Tot of Thunder to set things right. Meanwhile, Julie makes a fateful decision that may just play into Loki’s evil plans, and Alex reaches his breaking point. Will this be the end of Power Pack? All this, plus Ratatosk, Squirrel of Mischief: the second most dangerous squirrel in the Marvel Universe! PLUS: Hercules continues the tale of his twelve labors! Rated A …$2.99

PRICE: 2.99
IN STORES: June 3, 2010


THOR AND THE WARRIORS FOUR #2 (of 4)
Written by ALEX ZALBEN
Cover and Art by GURIHIRU
Hercules backup by COLLEEN COOVER
Who are the WARRIORS FOUR? What do they want with THE MIGHTY THOR, and his alien pal BETA RAY BILL? And how does a no-holds-barred stone throwing contest feature in all of this? The answers: 1) They’re POWER PACK! 2)They want magical Golden Apples to save their grandmother’s life, and 3)who doesn’t like a good stone-throwing contest? The adventures of Power Pack continue as they reach Asgard, fight Dark Dwarves alongside Thor, and move one step closer to bringing about the end of everything they hold dear!
Rated A …$2.99

PRICE: 2.99
IN STORES: May 5, 2010


THOR AND THE WARRIORS FOUR #1 (of 4)
Written by ALEX ZALBEN
Pencils & Cover by GURIHIRU
It all starts here! Power Pack’s biggest adventure ever begins, as they desperately search for the only person who can save the life of their grandmother – THE MIGHTY THOR! But first, they’re going to need to get to Asgard, and that means joining forces with Frog Thor…And THE PET AVENGERS! An epic tale that starts with a book of myths and ends with the destruction of the entire world, this is a journey into mystery that will leave Power Pack changed – forever!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

Newsarama: From Comic to Comics: Alex Zalben on His THOR Limited Series

Marvel.com: Thor Meets Power Pack

Comic Attack: Alex Zalben talks Thor and the Warriors Four!

Comics Bulletin: Alex Zalben: A Power Packed Trip Through Asgard

Alltern8.com: Comic Books and Comedy: Writer Alex Zalben Talks Thor and The Warriors…Four?

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HULK TEAM-UP #1

COVER BY: Michael Golden
WRITER: Marc Sumerak & Alex Zalben
PENCILS: Joyce Chin & Sanford Greene

“Too bad Hulk Team-Up #1 is just a one-shot, because it’s so much fun that I’d love to see it as a series. The backup story, Alex Zalben and Joyce Chin’s “Smash Hit,” is less about heroics and more about humor, as the shy Banner becomes the object of Dazzler’s affections… Its overall good-naturedness makes it impossible not to warm up to!”Bookgasm.com

“The X-Men and the Hulk don’t really seem like a natural pairing, but “Hulk Team-Up” really manages to make it work!”Comic Book Resources

“…The real delight is the Hulk & Dazzler piece by Alex Zalben + Joyce Chin. It’s short, but suitably poignant and appropriate for both characters.”Zodar Zone

“This story is freaking hilarious. I loved everything from the song lyrics, to the creepy helpful bartender that follows Bruce to the concert because he likes to see things through. The name of Dazzler’s opening band was awesome. I really enjoy Zalben’s sense of humor. I hope that he gets more chances to write comics. I think his style would be perfect for Booster Gold or even She-Hulk.”Examiner.com

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