Marvel Comics Solicitations for May, 2008

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THE DARK TOWER: THE LONG ROAD HOME #3 (of 5)

Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH

Pencils & Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE

Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Variant Sketch Cover by JAE LEE

With Roland's consciousness trapped within Maerlyn's Grapefruit, his ka-tet companion, Alain, enters the mystical todash space in an attempt to rescue his friend. But as he and Roland flit in and out of alien dimensions, Cuthbert, the last member of their ka-tet, desperately tries to stave off a pack of slavering mutant wolves who have come to devour the unconscious Roland and Alain!

48 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory …$3.99

SKY DOLL #1 (of 3)

Written by BARBARA CANEPA

Art & Cover by ALESSANDRO BARBUCCI

(Exclusive U.S. ONLY Variant also available)

The internationally acclaimed best-seller is now finally presented in English! Meet Noa, a so-called Sky Doll; a life-like female android without rights, who exists only to serve the State's needs and desires. But when Noa meets two so-called "missionaries" who aid in her escape from her tyrannical master, all hell breaks loose for our cyborg siren as she uncovers clues that she may be much more than just a robotic toy. The first release in a new partnership between Marvel and cutting-edge French publisher Soleil!

64 PGS./Mature Content …$5.99
The Soleil Comics may only be sold in English North America: United States, Canada, Mexico and their territories and possessions.

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY #6 (of 6)

Written by ROY THOMAS (BASED ON THE NOVEL BY OSCAR WILDE)

Penciled by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA

Cover by GERALD PAREL

Having plumbed the darkest depths of depravity, Dorian now wants to reform and become virtuous. More than anything, his tortured soul wishes to love again-but finds it impossible. And so, in his final throes of agony, the eternally young Dorian Gray confronts the portrait which has so altered his existence. What happens then is the greatest shock of all!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: THE ILIAD #6 (of 8)

Written by ROY THOMAS (BASED ON THE EPIC POEM BY HOMER)

Penciled by MIGUEL ANGEL SEPULVEDA

Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

While the epic battle continues to rage, Patroclus pleads with Achilles to wear the hero's armor in combat. With Achilles' blessing, Patroclus sallies forth with the fearsome Myrmidons at his back. Guided by the god Apollo, the Trojan warrior Hector joins the disguised Patroclus in combat, the outcome of which will seal the fates of these two great civilizations!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: MOBY-DICK #4 (of 6)

Written by ROY THOMAS (BASED ON THE NOVEL BY HERMAN MELVILLE)

Penciled by PASCAL ALIXE

Cover by JOHN WATSON

While Captain Ahab feels the Pequod is on the verge of finding the elusive White Whale, some in the crew have reached their limit with the secretive and obsessed captain and contemplate his grisly end. Emerging from a sudden and monstrous typhoon which nearly capsizes the ship, Ahab glimpses at last the monster that has haunted his very existence, the leviathan of the deep, Moby Dick!

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES #11 (of 12)

Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON

Adapted by JESSICA RUFFNER

Pencils & Cover by RON LIM

Things really heat up this month for Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake as she deals with last issue's revelation. Now that she knows who's behind the recent spate of illegal vampire slayings, she just has to keep from getting torn apart by an army of ghouls! Caught between the deadly vampires she's paid to kill, the vicious murderer whose been brutalizing them, and a psychopathic vigilante, you'll never believe where things will lead in this pulse-pounding issue adapting the best-selling novel "Guilty Pleasures."

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

LORDS OF AVALON: SWORD OF DARKNESS #4 (of 6)

Written by SHERRILYN KENYON

Adapted by ROBIN FURTH

Pencils & Cover by TOMMY OHTSUKA

To keep Seren safe from Morgen Le Fey's treachery, Kerrigan and his shape-shifting servant Blaise have whisked our young weaver away to the haunted castle of Joyous Gard. But it seems that danger lurks everywhere. The castle's ghostly owner wants nothing more than to steal Kerrigan's magical sword, even if it means leaving our dark knight-and those whom he protects-vulnerable to Morgen's machinations. How long will Kerrigan be able to keep his location secret from the evil mistress of enchantment? And has Seren really fallen for her captor though she knows, full well, that he could easily kill her? Find out in issue 4 of Sherrilyn Kenyon's acclaimed Arthurian fantasy, Sword of Darkness.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #54

Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by TYLER KIRKHAM

Cover by BILLY TAN

CAPTAIN AMERICA's Mike Perkins jumps onboard for a new story filled with supernatural surprises and all-out action! When the FF help out with the excavation of the Mole Man's underground city, they awaken something that should have been left sleeping! Who is Agatha Harkness? What are Salem's Seven? New Ultimate characters! A new artist! All this – plus, someone has the hots for the Human Torch!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATE IRON MAN #5 (of 5)

Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD

Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY

This is it, the conspiracy-exposing, jaw-jacking conclusion to the never-before-revealed early days of Ultimate Iron Man! Who is behind the plot to ruin Stark Enterprises? Why does this person want Tony's father dead? And can our young hero find it within himself to stop them? Be there as award-winning author Orson Scott Card and trail-blazing artist Pasqual Ferry wrap it all up in a shiny metal bow!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #122

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN

The worst day in Peter Parker's life! Spider-Man has been defeated and kidnapped! Wait till you see who did what the Green Goblin, the Kingpin and Doctor Octopus couldn't do! And can Kitty Pryde and Mary Jane team up to save him in time?

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATE X-MEN #94

Written by ARON COLEITE

Penciled by MARK BROOKS

Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO

New scribe Aron Coleite jumps aboard, fresh from his stint as one of the top writers on the hit NBC show Heroes! Regrouping after the devastating battle against Apocalypse, the X-Men encounter a new adversary which seems unstoppable. To fight it, the young mutants must ask themselves: how far are they willing to go and what are they willing to take to raise their game? The answer will test the bonds and shake the team to its very core.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #558

Written by BOB GALE

Pencils and Cover by BARRY KITSON

The frighteningly funky and fearsome Freak returns, more powerful than ever! And this action-packed issue features the

gorgeous art of Barry Kitson – fresh from Marvel's THE ORDER! Plus: Menace! Curt Connors! Aunt May! Lots of innocent bystanders! Gale wrote it, Wacker edited it, and Marvel actually thought it was a good idea to publish it!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #559

Written by DAN SLOTT

Penciled by MARCOS MARTIN

Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

Peter Parker: Paparazzi! Part 1 of 3

"The Money Shot"

The DB, New York's trashiest tabloid, has just hired the sleaziest, most muckraking, lowlife paparazzi of them all...PETER PARKER?! Say it ain't so, true believer! Also in this ish, J. Jonah Jameson finds inner peace and harmony...(Hey, it could happen! Maybe.) All this and the first ever livestreaming super-villain: Screwball!

Dan Slott returns to Spidey, and he's bringing Marcos Martin (DOCTOR STRANGE: THE OATH) with him!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #560

Written by DAN SLOTT

Pencils and cover by MARCOS MARTIN

Peter Parker: Paparazzi! Part 2 of 3

"Flat Out Crazy"

Are Pete's paparazzi pics inspiring a super celebrity stalker? Is he responsible for all of her grisly acts? Even if he is, what can Spider-Man do about it? How can anyone stop the flatout freaky powers of Paper Doll? Also: Miss this issue, and you'll miss out on SOMETHING YOU'VE ALL BEEN ASKING FOR!!! Write it down, Spider-fans, ASM #560!!!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN: WITH GREAT POWER... #5 (of 5)

Written by DAVE LAPHAM

Pencils & Cover by TONY HARRIS

When Peter Parker was first bitten by that radioactive spider, he thought his celebrity status as the amazing Spider-Man was about to make life cushy. But he discovered right away that he couldn't escape the ol' Parker luck! After flirting with corruption and disaster on the rollercoaster ride of fame and success as a teen sensation, Peter may think he's getting it under control…but he's about to face the greatest challenge of his young life…

32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Rated A …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #20

Written by TOM DEFALCO

Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ

It's the start of a Brand New May as Mayday Parker decides to make some startling changes when her mysterious stalker is finally revealed and Moose launches his first attack against Spider-Girl.

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMERICAN DREAM #1 & 2 (of 5)

Written by TOM DEFALCO

Penciled by TODD NAUCK

Cover by RON FRENZ

As the star-spangled splendor struggles to find a balance between her personal and superhero lives, a hunt for a missing fiance unexpectedly leads American Dream into a battle with an unstoppable new super-foe and terrifyingly new kind of terrorist.

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #13

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE

Pencils & Cover by STEVE UY

There's a contract out on The Taskmaster, and no shortage of villains willing to fulfill it. But what'll kill him first -- the bad guys, or his latest class of recruits? Welcome Annex, Prodigy, Gorilla Girl, Sunstreak and Batwing to the Initiative. But are they -- is anyone -- ready for the coming of...Butterball??

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CIVIL WAR CHRONICLES #11

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI & PAUL JENKINS

Penciled by RON GARNEY & RAMON BACHS

Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

Experience CIVIL WAR and its major tie-ins in chronological order! In AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #538, the Civil War shaking the Marvel Universe races to its climax – with Spider-Man caught right in the middle. Where else would we expect to find him? And in CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE #11, Sally Floyd and Ben Urich have the hottest story in Marvel history...and the realization that it can never see print – the true reasons behind the Civil War. In the aftermath of the Civil War events, they confront Iron Man and the leaders of the Pro-Registration movement with their findings. The reactions will shock you.

72 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

AVENGERS CLASSIC #12

Written by STAN LEE & BOB BURDEN

Art by DON HECK & JUAN DOE

Cover by ART ADAMS

"THIS HOSTAGE EARTH!" In which the mighty Avengers battle to save their beloved planet from a fate so deadly that none but the macabre Mole Man could have devised it! A timeless Marvel tale of most compelling excellence by Stan Lee and Don Heck! PLUS! An astonishing all-new Avengers adventure chockablock with madcap mayhem from masters of mirth Bob Burden (Flaming Carrot Comics) and Juan Doe (FANTASTIC FOUR: ISLA DE LA MUERTE!)!! And MORE all-new material in this double-sized final issue!

48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

AVENGERS FAIRY TALES #3 (of 4)

Written by C.B. CEBULSKI

Pencils by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA

Cover by CLAIRE WENDLING

No one's telling any "tall" tales this month as Cassie "Stature" Lang's size-shifting abilities accidentally send her spiraling "down the rabbit hole" and into Wonderland! Stature finds herself on an Alice-like adventure through this warped world where nothing is quite what it seems. And when she finally runs into the other Young Avengers, will she be able to bring her twisted teammates to their senses in time, before Queen of Hearts has off with their heads?!

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

AVENGERS/INVADERS #1 (of 12)

Written by Jim Krueger and Alex Ross

Penciled by Steve Sadowski

Cover by ALEX ROSS

Variant Cover by David Finch

Legends Live Again.

The original Invaders (Captain America , Bucky , Human Torch , Toro , and the Sub-Mariner) return in a twelve issue maxi-series by the award winning team behind EARTH X, Justice and Project Superpowers .The greatest super-team of World War II finds themselves transported from the battlefields of the Second World War to a future they never imagined! Now, the Invaders find themselves confronted by two teams of Avengers who want desperately to believe these heroes are who they say they are, while Tony Stark faces his greatest challenge since the Civil War as he must deal with the "return" of Steve Rogers. Confronted by a world they barely recognize, the Invaders will have to show two teams of the Earth's Mightiest Heroes just what kind of power, courage and sheer determination it took to defeat the forces of unrelenting evil in the Twentieth century. In fact…they may just have to do it again in the Twenty-First.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CLANDESTINE #4 (of 5)

Written by ALAN DAVIS

Pencils & Cover by ALAN DAVIS

Vampires! Inhumans! Excalibur! Oh, my!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

BLACK PANTHER #37

Written by REGINALD HUDLIN

Penciled by FRANCIS PORTELA

Cover by ALAN DAVIS

He's back – and he's badder than ever! Killmonger returns to Wakanda, with vengeance on his mind.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #38

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Pencils and Cover by STEVE EPTING

THE SAGA OF THE NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA CONTINUES!

Bucky Barnes never wanted to be Captain America, but he's doing his best to carry on the legacy of Steve Rogers, in his own way, while trying to save Sharon Carter from the Red Skull and his minions. But maybe he's not the only one running around in a Captain America outfit!

Part Two of "The Man Who Bought America" by the acclaimed team of Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DAREDEVIL #107

Written by ED BRUBAKER & GREG RUCKA

Penciled by MICHAEL LARK

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

MATT MURDOCK TAKES A NEW CASE!

Still reeling from the conclusion of his battle with Mr. Fear, an old friend drags Matt Murdock back into the light of day by bringing him the last-minute appeal of a Marvel villain now sitting on DEATH ROW. What will Matt do, is the question, when confronted with a bad guy who is completely innocent of the crime he was convicted of?

"OTHER PEOPLE'S PROBLEMS" Part One!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #557

Written by MARK MILLAR

Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH

"World's Greatest" concludes! It's the ultimate engine of peace pitted against Reed Richards' most lethal invention, for all the marbles! And a shocking final page that'll have you feeling every minute of the thirty-day wait until the next issue!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

POWER PACK: DAY ONE #3 (of 4)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Art by GURIHIRU

& COLLEEN COOVER

Cover by GURIHIRU

C'mon, do we even need to tease this cover? Seriously, just buy it. In the future, when comic books are valued solely on the basis of cuteness, Power Pack: Day One #3 will be worth more than Amazing Fantasy #15.

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

FRANKLIN RICHARDS: NOT-SO-SECRET INVASION

Written by MARC SUMERAK

& CHRIS ELIOPOULOS

Art & Cover by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS

The secret is out and no one is safe...not even lovable little Franklin Richards and his robot pal, H.E.R.B.I.E.! The Skrulls have taken over the Baxter Building and it's going to be intergalactic insanity for our dynamite duo in this not-quite-official tie-in! And if Frank and H.E.R.B. do manage to survive the Skrulls, they still have to deal with other invasions -- from giant lizards, super-villains and evil robots! It's five new stories invading a comic shop near you this May!

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

IMMORTAL IRON FIST #15

Written by MATT FRACTION

Pencils & Cover by KHARI EVANS

TALES OF THE IRON FIST! When we last saw Bei Bang-Wen, he was leaping to what seemed to be a certain death off the top of the Taku Forts -- would you believe us if we told you that was only the beginning? Join us as we take a look at another one of the fabulous Iron Fists of years past and his legendary legacy in "The Story of the Iron Fist Bei Bang-Wen -- The Perfect Strategy Mind and his Miraculous Travels to the Dark Continent, and What Mysteries of the World and of the Self that He Learned There (1827-1860)" By Matt Fraction and Khari Evans!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

GHOST RIDER #23

Written by JASON AARON

Art by ROLAND BOSCHI

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

"Hell-Bent and Heaven Bound," the first arc by the exciting new team of Jason Aaron and Roland Boschi, comes to its explosive conclusion. Ghost Rider has faced off against machine-gun-toting nurses, flesh-rending spirits and hungry cannibals, but has that brought him any closer to an answer in his quest for vengeance? Big things are brewing for Ol' Flamehead in '08, and the madness starts here, with what must surely be the most shocking last page in Ghost Rider history. Hint: He's back!

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING

Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER

Cover by CLINT LANGLEY

Launching out of ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST, Marvel's sci-fi heroes unite to protect the cosmos! Back-to-back Annihilation wars have weakened the boundaries of our universe. Dark gods and monsters are seeping through the cracks, reigning horror upon those still reeling from the recent calamities. In the face of terror, who stands to defend a desperate universe? Star-Lord and his squad of butt-kickers – the modern day Guardians of the Galaxy! You've heard that ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST rocks – the guy at the comic shop keeps telling you to try NOVA – well, now's your chance to experience the glory that writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning and artist Paul Pelletier can unleash! All this…plus a wise-cracking raccoon and a telepathic dog!

C'mon, people, time to lock and load!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

KING SIZE HULK #1

Written by JEPH LOEB

Pencils by ART ADAMS & FRANK CHO & MORE

50/50 Covers by FRANK CHO & ART ADAMS

HULK vs. SHE-HULK!

HULK vs. WENDIGO!

HULK vs. ???????????

JEPH LOEB! ART ADAMS! FRANK CHO! TOO many SUPERSTARS to fit into a puny REGULAR-SIZED issue!!!

We're comin' upside your head with a KING-SIZE spectacular with MORE smashing, bashing, trashing, and clashing than should be allowed by law!!! Three new tales that fill in the gaps of the best-selling HULK book, and set up NEW storylines! PLUS, classic tales including THE INCREDIBLE HULK 180 (the REAL 1st appearance of Wolverine!) and AVENGERS 83 (Lady Liberators, anyone?)! More? You want MORE!?!? How about a super-secret MYSTERY ARTIST…???

96 PGS./Rated A…$4.99

GIANT-SIZE INCREDIBLE HULK #1

Written by ROGER STERN

Pencils by TBD

Cover by GARY FRANK

The Hulk may be a misunderstood monster, but his former sidekick, Fred Sloan, is determined to set the record straight. He's traveling the country, finding stories of the Hulk touching people's lives, researching for his book, "Hulk Encounter: A Survivor's Story." But will he find the Hulk revered as a hero, or despised as a menace? Meanwhile, the green goliath himself is on the run, getting into trouble as he goes. Join classic Hulk writer Roger Stern for this look into the impact of Hulk's smashing! PLUS: Re-presenting the hard-to-find INCREDIBLE HULK ANNUAL #7 by Robert Stern, John Byrne and Bob Layton!

48 PGS./Rated A…$3.99

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: HULK MOVIE

Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS

The absolute biggest, baddest and greenest character in the Marvel pantheon charts a new direction on the silver screen in 2008, and MARVEL SPOTLIGHT will be there with full coverage! Directed by Louis Leterriere (The Transporter) and with Academy Award nominated actor Edward Norton (Primal Fear, Fight Club) both writing the screenplay and starring as Bruce Banner, the new HULK feature is primed to offer something new and different to moviegoers and Hulk fans alike! Besides insider access to the movie, this issue of SPOTLIGHT will bring you up close to the comics like never before, with an AFTERSMASH update on the current state of the Hulk in comics, plus a look back at classic runs from the past. The Hulk gets 48 pages of the SPOTLIGHT in June! See you there!

48 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

HULK POSTER BOOK

Cover by DALE KEOWN

Thirty-six posters featuring the Green Goliath!

72 PGS./No Rating …$6.99

THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1

Written by MATT FRACTION

Pencils & 50/50 Variant Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

50/50 Variant Cover by JOE QUESADA

Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Variant Cover by BOB LAYTON

Variant Cover by BILLY TAN

Variant IRON MAN MOVIE Cover

A bold new ONGOING TITLE for the biggest hero of 2008!

IRON MAN! You know you love him! And as the summer's most anticipated movie boot-jets its way into theaters, here's the perfect jumping-on point for new readers and Iron Man fans alike! Tony Stark – Iron Man, billionaire industrialist and director of S.H.I.E.L.D. – faces the most overwhelming challenge of his life. Ezekiel Stane, the son of Tony's late business rival and archenemy Obadiah, has set his sights, his genius and his considerable fortune on the task of destroying Tony Stark and Iron Man. What's worse, he's got Iron Man tech, and he's every bit Iron Man's equal and opposite…except younger, faster, smarter…and immeasurably evil. Rising star writer Matt Fraction (IMMORTAL IRON FIST) and superstar artist Salvador Larroca (UNCANNY X-MEN) join forces to repulsor-ray your comic books to a cinder!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

IRON MAN: VIVA LAS VEGAS #1 (of 4)

Written by JON FAVREAU

Pencils & Cover by ADI GRANOV

A Marvel Knights series by the talents who brought you the IRON MAN movie! What's a billionaire to do when he's worn out from running a multi-national corporation? Well, if his name happens to be Tony Stark, it's a situation that calls for some R & R in the casinos of sin city! Mix in a beautiful archaeologist and the fifty-foot dragon statue she discovered, and a plague of lizards descending on Las Vegas, and it's a recipe for the sort of armored adventure that's a perfect chaser after an evening at the movies!

32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Rated T+ …$3.99

IRON MAN: DIRECTOR OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #29

Written by DANIEL KNAUF & CHARLES KNAUF

Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE

Cover by ADI GRANOV

"Damasqus" Part 1 of 4

A war has broken out among organized crime factions, and innocents are killed. As Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Tony Stark is divided: does his organization work diplomatically, or start kicking butts and taking names? When Madame Masque enters the picture, sparks fly and an ancient legacy of the Maggia crime family is revealed.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

IRON MAN: LEGACY OF DOOM #2 (of 4)

Written by DAVID MICHELINIE

Art and Cover by RON LIM

and BOB LAYTON

Iron Man is trapped in Hell, a victim of Dr. Doom's sworn vengeance. And as if battling Mephisto's minions isn't trouble enough, he soon finds himself facing a threat from his past; a danger he can't destroy without endangering his own immortal soul! While on Earth, Dr. Doom strikes a black bargain with Morgana Le Fey, gaining new armor and a weapon that could make him the most dangerous man on the planet!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ALL-NEW IRON MANUAL

Written by MICHAEL HOSKIN, ANTHONY FLAMINI, RONALD BYRD,

STUART VANDAL, JACOB ROUGEMONT, CHAD ANDERSON,

DAVID WILTFONG, MARK O'ENGLISH, MIKE FICHERA & AL SJOERDSMA

Armor Gallery Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN

Schematics Penciled by ELIOT R. BROWN

Cover by GREG LAND

These are the chronicles of Tony Stark: the playboy, the genius inventor, the philanthropist, the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., the futurist, the hero. This Handbook is the definitive resource to the world of Iron Man, featuring Tony's closest allies (Happy and Pepper Hogan, War Machine, the Order) and deadliest foes (Justin Hammer, Mandarin, Obadiah Stane)! Includes a complete gallery of the Iron Man armors, plus all-new schematics of key armors and the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier!

64 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

MARVEL 1985 #1 (of 6)

Written by MARK MILLAR

Art by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS

Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

Variant Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS

Before SECRET INVASION…before WORLD WAR HULK…before CIVIL WAR… The most powerful super-villains in the Marvel Universe gather their might to wreak havoc on the one place they've never before set foot-YOUR WORLD! As mankind's enemies cut a swath of destruction with unprecedented ferocity and ruthlessness, the fate of the planet rests in the hands of one person: Toby, a 13-year-old boy who holds the key to uniting his comic-book idols, the Marvel Heroes! Superstars Mark Millar (CIVIL WAR, FANTASTIC FOUR) and Tommy Lee Edwards (BULLET POINTS, The Question) deliver a Marvel Event the likes of which you've never seen!

32 PGS./CARDSTOCK COVER/Rated T+ …$3.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #11

Written by PAUL BENJAMIN

Penciled by STEVE SCOTT

Cover by SEAN MURPHY

Bruce Banner heads to the Baxter Building hoping that Mr. Fantastic can help rid him of his curse. But Ben Grimm's the only one home and he knows H-U-L-K spells "trouble." It's the green goliath vs. the ever-lovin', blue-eyed Thing! 'Nuff said!

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #36

Written by PAUL TOBIN

Penciled by DAVID HAHN

Cover by DENNIS CALERO

ALTERNATIVE FILM SCHOOL: The Fantastic Four help out a college film professor by volunteering their time for his top students. Want the FF to star in your disco film? No problem. Want the FF to headline your Jane Austen-influenced romantic comedy? Sure! That can be arranged. Want to use your anti-matter powered film projector to transform a group of cos-players into evil (though quite amateur) versions of some of Marveldom's mightiest heroes and villains, all in a bid to destroy the FF and take over the world? Uhh---now we got a problem...

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #39

Written by MARC SUMERAK

Penciled by RYAN STEGMAN

Cover by

PATRICK SCHERBERGER

Hold on, Spidey! You can't fight the Fantastic Four! You're all supposed to be on the same side! Not to mention the fact that you're waaaaay outnumbered! Wait... the FF kidnapped your school's new exchange student and are experimenting on him in the Baxter Building?!? Well, then, what are you waiting for, webhead? IT'S CLOBBERIN' TIME! (Umm... just try to be the "clobberer," not the "clobberee"...)

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #24

Written by JEFF PARKER

Penciled by IG GUARA

Cover by LEONARD KIRK

FAN FAVE JEFF PARKER RETURNS!

Giant-Girl hates Spider-Man. Spider-Man hates Ant-Man. Ant-Man hates Iron Man. Iron Man hates...everyone. Where is all this hate coming from? Some kind of... MONGER, perhaps?

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #13

Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Penciled by SCOTT KOBLISH

Cover by GRAHAM NOLAN

Iiiiiiin this corner! Weighing in at 200 lbs. and wielding a microfilament whip that can cut through solid steel: the feared enforcer of the Maggia Crime Family, Blacklash! Aaaaaaaand in this corner! Weighing 500 lbs. (in armor) and defending Tony Stark's chauffeur, ex-boxer "Happy" Hogan, the Iiiiiiiiiiron Man! Ding-ding! Leeeeeet's get ready to.... Er, we can't finish that phrase because of potential trademark violations. But it rhymes with "grumble."

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES TWO-IN-ONE #11

MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #2

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #37

64 PGS./All Ages …$4.99

MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #11

MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS #11

MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #3

64 PGS./All Ages …$4.99

MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #9

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM, IVAN BRANDON, MARK PARSONS, TOM COHEN & RICH KOSLOWSKI

Penciled by ED MCGUINNESS, NIKO HENRICHON, FRANCIS TSAI & MARCO CHECHETTO

Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

The HULK roars into action, drawn by HULK superstar ED MCGUINNESS! But this is a Hulk the likes of which you have never seen before…trust us, True Believer! Plus-MACHINE MAN battles his past, WEAPON OMEGA battles himself, and VANGUARD battles everybody!

40 PGS./Rated T+…$3.99

MOON KNIGHT #18

Written by MIKE BENSON

Penciled by MARK TEXEIRA

Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM

The Superhuman Registration Act: Membership has its privileges. And Moon Knight's about to get his revoked. Personally. By Tony Stark himself. Meanwhile, Black Spectre's hatched a plan to put the final nail in Moon Knight's coffin. Years ago, Moon Knight destroyed Carson Knowles' life -- now he's about the return the favor.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

SECRET INVASION #2 (of 8)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO

Variant by STEVE MCNIVEN

Sketch Variant by STEVE MCNIVEN

The Invasion is here!! The Marvel Universe is in shambles. The Skrull Empire's plan has birthed itself into perfection. It is hero versus hero!! Resurrections and reunions!! Is Tony Stark a Skrull? And is that actually Captain America leading the heroes into a new era?? EXPECT CHANGE!!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MIGHTY AVENGERS #13 &14

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by ALEX MALEEV & KHOI PHAM

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

SECRET INVASION TIE-INS!

Where has Nick Fury been and who are the new Howling Commandos? It's the debut of all-new characters and some surprising revelations about some classic ones as Nick starts to put his plan to stop the Invasion together. But will it be enough?

The Eisner award-winning team of Bendis and Maleev bring this very important Secret Invasion issue to life.

32 PGS.(each)/Rated A …$2.99 (each)

NEW AVENGERS #41

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by BILLY TAN

Cover by ALESKI BRICLOT

SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!

The Avengers are trapped in the Savage Land, battling friend and foe. And Spider-Man heads to the one person in the entire place he knows he can trust: Ka-Zar!! But is it really him? This important chapter rewinds the events of the very first New Avengers story and shows how it connects to the Invasion.

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

SECRET INVASION: FANTASTIC FOUR #1 (of 3)

Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA

Penciled by BARRY KITSON

Cover by ALAN DAVIS

"NO ONE GETS BACK ALIVE!"

Part 1 (of 3): "Negative Energy"

The invasion has started, and no one in the MU is safe, not even the First Family of Comicdom! Aware that some of the Earth's most advanced technology and weaponry is housed in the Baxter Building, the Skrulls have neutralized the building--by transporting it and its inhabitants straight to the Negative Zone! With one member of the Fantastic Four M.I.A. and another "replaced," it's up to the remaining family members--not to mention Franklin and Val-to get back to our dimension, Skrulls or no Skrulls. But are any of our heroes who they think they are?

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI: 13 #1

Written by PAUL CORNELL

Penciled by LEONARD KIRK

Cover by BRYAN HITCH

SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!

The Skrull Invasion isn't restricted to the US. When the Skrull Invasion hits England, only Captain Britain and MI: 13 stand in their way. Can they find out what the Skrulls are after before it's too late?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #117

Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE

Penciled by RAFA SANDOVAL

Cover JOHN ROMITA JR., KLAUS JANSON & DEAN WHITE

SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!

The Greek Goliath gathers the most powerful super-team ever assembled to counter-attack the Skrull gods! Face front, True Believers, and prepare for the pantheon-pounding premiere of... THE GOD SQUAD!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MS. MARVEL #27

Written by BRIAN REED

Penciled by ANDRES COELHO

Cover by GREG HORN

There is a Skrull in Lightning Storm's midst. There is a secret truth to the life of Ms. Marvel's lover, William Wagner. Something happens between Ms. Marvel and Wonder Man that can never be undone. And an era comes to an explosive end in a pivotal moment in the life of the most important woman in the Marvel Universe.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

OMEGA: THE UNKNOWN #8 (of 10)

Written by JONATHAN LETHEM

& KARL RUSNAK

Pencils & Cover by

FAREL DALRYMPLE

& PAUL HORNSCHEMEIER

The Overthinker sings The Ballad of The Bearded Superhero, while the Fonziebot takes a short walk off a tall skyscraper, and Alex meets the real Nowhere Man and battles his robotics professor on the Columbia University quad -- all this and more, as the story of Jonathan Lethem and Farel Dalrymple's OMEGA THE UNKNOWN saga approaches its mad climax!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SHE-HULK #29

Written by PETER DAVID

Penciled by VAL SEMEIKS

Cover by MIKE DEODATO

This is it, the return of…the Savage She-Hulk?! Three months ago, Jennifer Walters – known throughout her career in the Marvel Universe as a high-profile lawyer – was disbarred. But why? Who engineered the scandal that resulted in our heroine losing the one thing that has defined her for so long? Time to answer all the questions…as a controversial side of the jade giantess erupts once again!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NEW WARRIORS #12

Written by KEVIN GREVIOUX

Penciled by PACO MEDINA

Cover by NIC KLEIN

"THRASHED" Part 4

When Night Thrasher offered them the opportunity to become super heroes once more, they leapt at the chance. They placed their trust in him. Even when one of their own fell at the hands of the Zodiac, they trusted him. And this is where that trust has led them: Powerless. Beaten. Running scared, trapped in the lair of a super-villain who's out of their league. And the only man who can save them is Night Thrasher. But if he forsakes their trust this time, it's their lives.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

newuniversal: shockfront #1 (of 6)

Written by WARREN ELLIS

Penciled by STEVE KURTH

Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

Initially, there were four: A Starbrand. A Nightmask. A Justice. A Cipher. They are manifestations of god-like power on Earth, chosen by the Universe. In the wake of the cosmic phenomenon that empowered them, they have been threatened, hunted, and attacked. And now, they're about to discover that they're not alone. Acclaimed writer WARREN ELLIS (THUNDERBOLTS) and artist STEVE KURTH (LAST OF THE MOHICANS) bring you the return of this new universe: one experiencing superhuman power for the first time.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

NOVA #13

Written by DAN ABNETT

& ANDY LANNING

Penciled by WELLINGTON ALVES

Cover by ALEX MALEEV

Beginning a three-part adventure – starring Galactus and the Silver Surfer! Nova has received an emergency call from a planet in peril – but how do you save a world being devoured by a force of nature? Is there any way to stop the big G from eating, or do you instead try to save as many refugees as possible? And do you reach out to your former ally – who is once again a feared Herald? Whatever Nova decides, nothing will prepare him – or you – for the horror known as Harrow! With all these awesome ingredients (Galactus! Silver Surfer! Nova! A new villain! A killer creative team!), this is your chance to jump onboard the book that Wizard calls "one of Marvel's most consistently entertaining monthly books!"

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THUNDERBOLTS: REASON IN MADNESS

Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE

Pencils by BEN OLIVER

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Who's crazier - Venom or Norman Osborn? The Thunderbolts are about to find out, as one of Venom's old partners in crime makes him an offer he can't refuse…and all he has to do is betray Norman. But bad things happen when you cross the man who was the Green Goblin….

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THE LAST DEFENDERS #3 (of 6)

Written by JOE CASEY

Penciled by JIM MUNIZ

Cover by LEINIL YU

DEFENDERS…No More?! It sure looks like it, as Iron Man shuts down New Jersey's Initiative team…and Nighthawk's dreams of redemption. But when the diabolical U-MAN threatens humanity, Nighthawk finds the best Defenders money can buy: Paladin, Junta and Atlas! Meanwhile, what role does DAMIEN HELLSTROM play? And who has he sought out to advise him in his journey? A strange connection to the Defenders' past appears as the must-have super hero team book of '08 continues!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #19

Written by MATT FRACTION

& RICK REMENDER

Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN

Cover by Alex Maleev

All the players are assembled...the stage is set...the lights are lowered...and a conspiracy 18 issues in the making begins. This is it: the ultimate revenge saga as designed and engineered by Punisher's arch-rival, Jigsaw! He's killed off the loose ends from Frank Castle's life before The Punisher; he's replacing him on the streets with a leaner, meaner psychotic; and now Jiggy's taking out everyone and everything that Castle holds dear and framing him for it. And this is just the bloody beginning...Written by Matt Fraction and Rick Remender, with art by Howard Chaykin.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THE TWELVE #5 (of 12)

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Penciled by CHRIS WESTON

Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

Tensions rise and heroes come to blows as the time-lost Twelve from the Golden Age find their fundamental beliefs challenged in the world of the 21st Century. Plus; the Origin of the Witness-he's seen what you've done!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

YOUNG AVENGERS PRESENTS #5 (of 6)

Written by KEVIN GREVIOUX

Penciled by MITCH BREITWEISER

Cover by JIM CHEUNG

Young Cassie Lang has an encounter with Kang's ubiquitous enforcer the GROWING MAN! However, her ordeal ends in tragedy as someone close to her is gravely injured in the process. And the effect on Cassie causes some unexpected problems from which she might never recover. Can the Young Avengers help Stature before an even greater tragedy befalls her?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THOR #9

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Pencils and Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

The smash-hit mega-sensation barrels on! After an astonishing two-part arc with art by none other than Marko Djurdjevic (DAREDEVIL), Asgard and its people have been fully restored…and now Thor can turn his attention beyond the shining city! Fan-favorite superstar Olivier Coipel makes his return to THOR to re-team with writer J. Michael Straczynski and make the Thunder God greater than ever!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #498

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Penciled by MIKE CHOI

Cover by BILLY TAN

Cyclops and Emma Frost are trapped in far-out San Francisco – a city that looks and feels likes it's the summer of '69. But there's nothing groovy about this trip. Unless they can find the source of the strange transformation, Angel may lose his sanity - along with eight million other people. Meanwhile, Wolverine, Colossus and Nightcrawler face a red menace deep in the heart of Mother Russia.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN: LEGACY #211 & 212

Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by SCOT EATON

Cover by DAVID FINCH

Sins of the Father, part 1 of 3. Professor X is trying to rebuild memories of his past using other people's minds. But the past is coming back to haunt him in another way, as a swathe of tragic deaths turns out to be linked by only one factor: Brian Xavier, the Professor's long-dead father. And solving the mystery means paying a visit to the Hellfire Club...
32 PGS. (each)/Rated A …$2.99 (each)

X-FACTOR #31

Written by PETER DAVID

Penciled by PABLO RAIMONDI

Cover by GLENN FABRY

Never has a title said it all quite like "The Middle East Side is Burning." X-Factor's battle with Arcade may be over, but the former Mutant Town is now paying the price. Walled in, cut off from any possible aid, the residents of the Middle East Side are hemmed in by flames on all sides, and their only hope of survival are the embattled members of X-Factor.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FACTOR: THE QUICK AND THE DEAD

Written by PETER DAVID

Pencils by PABLO RAIMONDI

Cover by BOO COOK

He's gone from the son of the one of the world's greatest villains, to one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes and then to one of the world's greatest villains in his own right. Now, Pietro Maximoff, Quicksilver, the man behind the Decimation of the world's mutants finds himself depowered and trapped in a prison cell, where he must confront all the demons of his past. Be sure not to miss this momentous, unforgettable story of the world's former fastest mutant, with an ending that will have massive ramification for the mutant universe. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CABLE #3

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Pencils & Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI

Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

Your name is Nathan Summers. You've just met a nice Jersey girl. She's blonde, soft-spoken, and she doesn't mind the fact that you have a kid…or a bullet in your chest…or a big scary guy with a robot arm that wants to kill you. But you can't stay here. The future of mutantkind is resting on your shoulders and the longer you stick around, playing house, the bigger the risk. Especially when an old friend comes blasting out of the past...

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FORCE #4

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE

Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (Bloody Variant also available)

The Purifiers have gathered the most deadly pieces of the X-Men's past- but their plans are far from over...While Bastion continues to shape the future, Mathew Risman sets in motion an attack that will forever change two of our heroes. If the team can't stop them from achieving their ultimate goal, mutantkind has little hope of survival.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

YOUNG X-MEN #2

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM

Penciled by YANICK PAQUETTE

Cover by TERRY DODSON

Who are the New Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and what do Dani Moonstar and Magma have to do with it? Whatever their plan is, Cyclops has put together the Young X-Men to stop them. But can they survive?

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

GENEXT #1 (of 5)

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Penciled by PATRICK SCHERBERGER

Cover by DOUG GREGORY ALEXANDER

You asked for it, X-Fans, and now, you got it! Marvel.com asked you what Chris Claremont's next project should be. You, the fans, said you wanted to know what today's new generation of X-Men would be like if the Marvel Universe aged in real-time! Who are the children of the X-Men? And what happened to the original team, Professor X, and Magneto after over 30 years of conflict, victories, and tragedies? Now, at last, the answers arrive as beloved X-Men scribe Chris Claremont reveals an all-new generation of mutant teens!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ANGEL: REVELATIONS #1 (of 5)

Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA

Art and Cover by ADAM POLLINA

"The Annunciation"

Warren Worthington III has it made. A senior at St. Joseph's Prep, he's smart, tall, handsome, and rich; a star both on the field and in the classroom. All the girls want to date him, all the guys want to be him. There's just one problem…Warren's changing. Something's happening to his body–humps have started to grow under his shoulder blades, and they're getting bigger and more painful every day. See the never-before-told origin of one of the X-Men's five founding members, and his first encounter with an unsolvable, unrelenting evil…the Hunter. Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN), with groundbreaking art by Adam Pollina (X-FORCE), who returns with a vengeance to the X-Men!

32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Rated A …$3.99

WOLVERINE: THE AMAZING IMMORTAL MAN AND OTHER BLOODY TALES

Written by DAVID LAPHAM

Art by DAVID LAPHAM,

KELLY GOODINE

& JOHNNY TIMMONS

Cover by Simone Bianchi

Step right up, one and all! But be forewarned, the grisly specimens on display are not intended for the faint of heart or weak of constitution! Steel yourselves for the most astonishing, most awe-inspiring and most revolting of Mother Nature's rare mistakes! Three -- count them, ladies and gentlemen, THREE -- stomach-turning tales to terrify and delight are packed into this freak-show menagerie, starring that most tenacious survivor of genetic adversity, that hardy bottom-feeder at the fringes of our civil society…the hirsute, unkillable half-animal…WOOOOLVERINE!

40 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

LOGAN #3 (of 3)

Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

Pencils & Cover by EDUARDO RISSO

In the gut-wrenching conclusion to Vaughan and Risso's epic story, Wolverine must make the single most difficult decision of his long and bloody career.

32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory …$3.99

LOGAN #3 (BLACK AND WHITE VARIANT)

24 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE #65

Written by JASON AARON

Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY

"GET MYSTIQUE," Part 4

"Get Mystique" comes to its bloody conclusion in the deserts of Iraq. The quest for Mystique is over, and now the no-holds-barred face-off between her and Logan begins. Only one will walk away, but both will pay a price.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #25

Written by DANIEL WAY

Penciled by STEVE DILLON

Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

"The Deep End," Part 5 (of 5)

The trap has sprung. Wolverine is Deadpool's prisoner. But Deadpool isn't getting paid to deliver a prisoner-he's getting paid to take Logan out, once and for all. Is that even possible? Deadpool has found a way, but just as he's about to pull the trigger (so to speak)…the other trap springs! Be here for the completely twisted conclusion! Plus: Celebrate the 25th issue of WOLVERINE: ORIGINS with a special BONUS: the very first appearance of Deadpool, from NEW MUTANTS #98, plotted and penciled by ROB LIEFELD and scripted by FABIAN NICIEZA!

48 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #3

Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Pencils & Cover by

SALVADOR ESPIN

"The Last Knights of Wundagore" (Part 1): Wolverine and Kitty Pryde travel to mysterious Mount Wundagore to seek a cure for Logan's bestial rages from the High Evolutionary. But they soon discover they are Earth's last hope against the ravenous hordes of the Evolutionary's most fearsome creation -- the rampaging Man-Beast!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #12

Written by JEFF PARKER

Penciled by ROGER CRUZ

Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN

"Hey! What's up with Cyke getting a whole issue to himself? Where's the Angel love?"

"Oh uh, yeah, Warren. We were just getting to you. A whole book, all you."

"Really?"

"Yeah, number 12. Oh, can we borrow a thousand bucks?"

"It's on my dresser! Woo-hoo, the ALL ANGEL issue!" 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN ORIGIN: COLOSSUS

Written by CHRIS YOST

Pencils & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE

The origin of fan-favorite X-Man Colossus is finally revealed, brought to you by Chris Yost (New X-Men, Messiah Complex) and Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis). Deep in the wastes of Siberia, young Piotr Rasputin discovers his mutant abilities -- and becomes the newest target of the ruthless KGB! Guest-starring Professor Xavier.

48 pages/ Rated T+ … $3.99

NEW EXILES #6

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Penciled by ROBERTO CASTRO

Cover by ALAN DAVIS

Things aren't going so well for Morph, Cat, and Sage. First, they get benched by their team leader. Next, they're sucked into another dimension against their will. Once there, they immediately get caught in the middle of the oddest pair of star-crossed lovers since stars first crossed. Now, a deadly bounty hunter has been set on Morph, Sage is wrestling with inner demons, and Cat keeps…changing. So who's going to set the world right?

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN: DIVIDED WE STAND BOOK 2 (of 2)

Written by MIKE CAREY, C.B. CEBULSKI, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI & ANDY SCHMIDT

Penciled by SCOTT EATON, DAVID LAFUENTE, FRAZER IRVING & MORE

Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

Exploring the fallout of Messiah CompleX, the second part of this collection of short stories follows some of our favorite mutants as they make their way in a world without the X-Men. And only those who adapt will survive. Featuring Beast, Dark Beast, Havok, Vulcan and Surge!

48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DEAD OF NIGHT FEATURING MAN-THING #4 (of 4)

Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA

Art by NIC KLEIN

Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Once, scientist Ted Sallis and Ellen Brandt were lovers. Now, they have both been transformed: Ted into the monstrous Man-Thing; Ellen into a disfigured mockery of her former self, her face seared in an act of vengeance. Now she's returned to Citrusville with a team of terrorist mercenaries, looking for payback. Her mission: To kill the Man-Thing, no matter what it takes. Even allied with witch-woman Jennifer Kale, what chance does the Man-Thing have of surviving? This radical re-imagining of Marvel's premier horror icon concludes this issue! (And yes, Digger's narrating this one, too!)

32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Explicit Content …$3.99

FOOLKILLER #5 (of 5)

Written by GREGG HURWITZ

Pencils & Cover by LAN MEDINA

Move over Frank Castle, there's a new vigilante in town.

All that stands between the Foolkiller and vengeance is 98 pounds of pure, unadulterated mean. His name is Sickle Moon and he knows a thing or two about blades. Brace yourself for one of the sickest, weirdest fights you'll ever see.

32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Explicit Content …$3.99

PUNISHER #57

Written by GARTH ENNIS

Penciled by GORAN PARLOV

Cover by TIM BRADSTREET

Garth Ennis concludes his seminal run on PUNISHER -- in style!

An eight-man Special Forces Squad has been tasked to bring down the Punisher, by all means necessary. These are hard men, but good men, honorable men -- not the type of men who deserve the Punisher's vengeance. Frank Castle is about to face the ultimate test of his skills and his personal code. To survive, is he willing to cross a line he swore he'd never cross? 32 PGS./Explicit Content …$2.99

WAR IS HELL: THE FIRST FLIGHT OF THE PHANTOM EAGLE #3 (of 5)

Written by GARTH ENNIS

Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN

Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

An unfortunate ailment aids Kauffman in battle, but his

celebration is short lived, as the unit is running low on airworthy planes and pilots alike. Kauffman has seen more action than he ever dreamed, but still can't reconcile his

fantasies with the horrors around him. There's no glory on the battlefield, no chivalry in the air and no end in sight for this war. Can Kauffman make it through alive? And if so, what will he sacrifice for the sake of survival?

32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Explicit Content …$3.99

KICK-ASS #4

Written by Mark Millar

Pencils & Cover by John Romita Jr.

The most exciting new character of the year debuts as Hit-Girl slashes her way into the pages of Kick-Ass. She's nine years old, loves Hello Kitty and could rip out your windpipe before you even get a chance to plead for mercy. But where did she come from? And who is Big Daddy? Plus, Kick-Ass starts to find out what happens when you tick off the real-world criminals who have ignored him until now. Things turn ugly and that can mean only one thing...God, this comic is so good I could cry. And I'm very butch.

32 PGS./Mature Content…$2.99

THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 1 OMNIBUS HC – ALEX ROSS VARIANT

752 PGS./All Ages …$99.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3056-7

Order Using This Code: DEC072239
On-Sale - 5/28/2008

THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 1 OMNIBUS HC

752 PGS./All Ages …$99.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2938-7

Order Using This Code: DEC072238
On-Sale - 5/28/2008

THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC

720 PGS./All Ages …$99.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2900-4

Order Using This Code: NOV072198
On-Sale - 4/23/2008

THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC – ADI GRANOV VARIANT

720 PGS./All Ages …$99.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3054-3

Order Using This Code: NOV072199
On-Sale - 4/23/2008

THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC – MOVIE VARIANT

720 PGS./All Ages …$99.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3055-0

Order Using This Code: NOV072200
On-Sale - 4/23/2008

DAREDEVIL BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by ALEX MALEEV, DAVID MACK, MANUEL GUTIERREZ,

TERRY DODSON, GENE COLAN, LEE WEEKS, KLAUS JANSON,

JOHN ROMITA, JOE QUESADA & MIKE AVON OEMING

Cover by ALEX MALEEV

An epic of ambition, betrayal and comeuppance culminates with the world learning the devil's mask hides a pair of blind eyes! The hero of Hell's Kitchen is assailed as both civilian and super hero by a wave of his worst enemies – including the Owl, Mister Hyde, Bullseye, Typhoid and the Kingpin of Crime! But it's the heart of the Man Without Fear that gets the real workout with not only the introduction of Milla Donovan – but also the Black Widow, Elektra and Echo! Who? Echo! Plus: the mystery of Leap-Frog and the trial of the White Tiger! Also featuring Luke Cage and Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and enough other guest-stars to fill a jury box! Collecting DAREDEVIL #16-19 & #26-50 & #56-60.

848 PGS./Rated T+ …$99.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3112-0

Trim size: oversized

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE MIGHTY THOR VOL. 7 HC


Written by STAN LEE

Penciled by JACK KIRBY

Cover by JACK KIRBY

The epic saga of the God of Thunder continues as the Marvel Masterworks present another volume of Mighty Thor masterpieces by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby! And there's no holds barred from these masters of storytelling from page one: The evil Loki, God of Mischief, has created a dilemma of Asgardian proportions (natch!). Only with the medical skill of his guise as Dr. Donald Blake can Thor save the life of the lovely Lady Sif, but only with the power of Thor can he keep Loki at bay!

Meanwhile, in the darkened depths, a threat greater than any Thor has ever before faced rises when the malignant Mangog threatens to unsheathe the Odinsword and bring Ragnarok upon the Norse gods. It's a tale considered by many to be Lee and Kirby's most-pulse pounding Asgardian epic. Need we say more?

We do! Because with Stan and Jack, there's always more amazing revelations around the corner. Like the startling secret hidden from Donald Blake, and a galaxy-spanning adventure that includes the origin of Galactus and a melee that pits Thor and Ego the Living Planet up against the infamous world devourer! Collecting THOR #153-162

224 PGS./All Ages …$54.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2924-0

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE MIGHTY THOR VOL. 7 HC – VARIANT EDITION VOL. 97

224 PGS./All Ages …$54.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2925-7

HEDGE KNIGHT II: SWORN SWORD PREMIERE HC

Written by GEORGE R.R. MARTIN

Adapted by BEN AVERY

Pencils and Cover by MIKE S. MILLER

Adapting New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin's SWORN SWORD! The long-awaited sequel to HEDGE KNIGHT tells the story of the adventures of Ser Duncan and his squire one year after their initial meeting at the tournament in Ashford. After traveling the land in search of the puppeteer girl Tanselle, Dunk and Egg find themselves in the charge of Ser Eustace, an aged knight who has accepted Dunk as his sworn sword. But Ser Eustace has another knight in his service who is nothing but trouble, and he will make Dunk's life far more difficult when he rashly attacks a peasant and causes grief to a local noble, the Lady Rohanne Webber. But the Lady Rohanne has problems of her own – and she knows the truth about Ser Eustace and the side he took in the battle of Redgrass Field.

Collecting HEDGE KNIGHT II: SWORN SWORD #1-6.

152 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2650-8

Trim size: standard

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152 PGS./All Ages …$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3291-2

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SPIDER-MAN: BRAND NEW DAY VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC

Written by DAN SLOTT & MARC GUGGENHEIM

Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN, SALVADOR LAROCCA & PHIL JIMENEZ

Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

This is it, Arachnophiles! The most pulse-pounding piece of four color fiction to be delivered unto the Mighty Marvel Minions in decades! You asked for more Spidey! You demanded it! And, by Buckley, you're gonna get it!

After the devastatingly heartwarming events of ONE MORE DAY, Peter Parker puts the past behind him and sets forth on a Brand New Day! Spidey's new status quo gets a swift punch in the gut with new villains, new friends and some familiar faces that promise to make Peter's life messier than ever before. This is where it's all happening. Same Old Power. Same Old Responsibility. Brand New Day. Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #546-551 and SPIDER-MAN: SWING SHIFT – plus Dan Slott's never-before-reprinted first Spider-Man story from 1995's VENOM SUPER-SPECIAL, illustrated by Spidey artist extraordinaire Mark Bagley!

200 PGS./Rated A …$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2843-4

Trim size: standard

RUNAWAYS: DEAD END KIDS PREMIERE HC

Written by JOSS WHEDON

Pencils and Cover by MICHAEL RYAN

The kids start running in a different direction. Superstar JOSS WHEDON (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, ASTONISHING X-MEN) and rising star MICHAEL RYAN (NEW EXCALIBUR) take the Runaways somewhere they've never been before: the Big Apple…circa 1907! While there, they make surprising allies and even more surprising enemies. Can they escape a super-powered war on the streets of New York? This is the cannot-miss book of 2008! Collecting RUNAWAYS #25-30.

144 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2853-3

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144 PGS./All Ages …$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3240-0

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IMMORTAL IRON FIST VOL. 2: THE SEVEN CAPITAL CITIES OF HEAVEN PREMIERE HC

Written by ED BRUBAKER & MATT FRACTION

Penciled by DAVID AJA, HOWARD CHAYKIN, DAN BRERETON & JELENA KEVIC DJURDJEVIC

Cover by DAVID AJA

Once a generation, the Seven Capital Cities of Heaven align on a plane far beyond the ken of mortal men. It is here that these cities send their Immortal Warriors to compete against one another in a combat tournament to end all tournaments, and it is here that Daniel Rand was spirited to in his darkest hour. Generations of mystical war traditions await their chance to prove they have the greatest kung fu – to the Immortal Iron Fist! Plus: The Book of Iron Fist, written on parchment made from the dragon scales of Shou-Lao the Undying, tells the life stories and kung-fu secrets of every man and woman ever to hold the mantle of the Immortal Iron Fist – except two. One, Danny Rand, the current Iron Fist and the possessor of this most remarkable book. The other was Orson Randall, the Golden Age Iron Fist, and he died as he lived: trying to outrun the Iron Fist legacy. And if Danny hopes to escape a similar fate, he'll have to track down Orson's long-lost story and learn the mysteries within before it's too late. Collecting IMMORTAL IRON FIST #8-14 and ANNUAL #1.

200 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2992-9

Trim size: standard

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X-MEN: KITTY PRYDE AND WOLVERINE PREMIERE HC

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Pencils and Cover by AL MILGROM

Kitty travels to Japan to help her father and ends up face-to-face with the granddaddy of all ninjas, Ogun! The man in the dire mask is dead-set on remaking Chicago's favorite mutant teen into an intangible assassin! But Ogun's plans for Kitty's future pale before the role he played in Wolverine's past, and the clawed Canadian vows to bring down his former teacher even if it means his death...or Kitty's! Collecting KITTY PRYDE AND WOLVERINE #1-6.

152 PGS./All Ages …$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3089-5

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152 PGS./All Ages …$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3090-1

IRON MAN AND POWER PACK: ARMORED AND DANGEROUS DIGEST

Written by MARC SUMERAK

Penciled by MARCELO DICHERIA

Cover by GURIHIRU

Everyone's favorite super-powered siblings – Alex, Julie, Jack and Katie – join forces with the Armored Avenger to bring down the mega-sized metallic monstrosity known as Ultimo; Marvel's fastest villain, the Speed Demon; and the cryogenic criminal called the Blizzard! Does the action ever end? Not for Marvel's youngest heroes! Someone is using stolen Stark Industries technology to take control of Marvel's most high-tech heroes and villains. Sounds like the perfect time for Power Pack to attend an exhibit of old Iron Man armor! Nothing could possibly go wrong there...right?

Collecting IRON MAN AND POWER PACK #1-4.

96 PGS./All Ages …$7.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2830-4

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MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 8: MONSTERS, MOLES, COWBOYS & COUPONS DIGEST

Written by STEVE NILES,

DANIEL WAY, KIRSTEN SINCLAIR & JOE LANSDALE

Penciled by LEONARD KIRK, STEVE SCOTT & RONAN CLIQUET

Cover by LEONARD KIRK

All adventure, all action, for all ages! Join Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch and the Thing for a wild ride of all-new, unforgettable exploits. Featuring an unforgettable face-off against the Hulk! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #29-32.

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ISBN: 978-0-7851-2486-3

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HULK: WWH – WORLD WAR HULK TPB

Written by GREG PAK

Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.

Cover by DAVID FINCH

An epic story of anger unbound! Exiled by a group of Marvel "heroes" to the savage alien planet of Sakaar, the Hulk raged, bled and conquered through the pages of last year's "Planet Hulk" epic, rising from slave to gladiator to king. Now the Hulk returns to Earth to wreak his terrible vengeance on Iron Man, Reed Richards, Dr. Strange and Black Bolt ― and anyone else who gets in the way. Stronger than ever, accompanied by his monstrous Warbound gladiator allies, and possessed by the fiercest and purest rage imaginable, the Hulk may just tear this stupid planet in half. Collecting WORLD WAR HULK #1-5.

224 PGS./Rated A …$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2596-9

HULK: WWH – X-MEN TPB

Written by DAN SLOTT, ROBERT KIRKMAN, CHRISTOS N. GAGE & DANIEL WAY

Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI, BUTCH GUICE, JAVIER SALTARES & ANDREA DI VITO

Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

The effects of World War Hulk are being felt across the entire Marvel Universe. When the Hulk and his Warbound invade America, the Superhuman Armed Forces answer the call! Our young recruits have seen plenty of action, but will it prepare them for ALL-OUT WAR?! Meanwhile, the Irredeemable Ant-Man is on the run, hiding from S.H.I.E.L.D. But now things have changed – the Hulk has come to town. Will Ant-Man finally be the hero he was born to become and defend New York City from the Green Goliath? Also, with Iron Man missing after his battle with the Hulk, S.H.I.E.L.D. is thrown into chaos! In other corners of the Marvel U Johnny Blaze gets what he wanted. Temporarily setting aside his quest for the remaining avatars of Lucifer, he has forced the Ghost Rider into a confrontation with The Hulk in hopes of saving the innocent. And it's an all-out action as the X-Men battle the Hulk in defense of Professor Xavier's dream! Collecting WORLD WAR HULK: X-MEN #1-3, AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #4-5, IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN #10, IRON MAN #19-20 and GHOST RIDER #12-13.

240 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2888-5

HULK: WWH – INCREDIBLE HERC TPB

Written by GREG PAK

Penciled by GARY FRANK

Cover by GARY FRANK

When the Hulk returns to Earth for the senses-shattering events of World War Hulk, we can all guess which puny humans will fight against him. But which of Earth's heroes will fight for the Hulk? Don't miss the shocking revelations as Amadeus Cho, the boy genius who took on Reed Richards on behalf of the Hulk in INCREDIBLE HULK #100, confronts She-Hulk and Doc Samson – and precipitates a gamma-powered smash-fest in the wilds of Jersey! Featuring the return of Hulk artist extraordinaire Gary Frank! Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK #106-111.

144 PGS./Rated A …$14.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2991-2

HULK: WWH – FRONT LINE TPB

Written by PAUL JENKINS & PETER DAVID

Penciled by RAMON BACHS, AL RIO, LEE WEEKS & SEAN PHILLIPS

Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

Your street-level view of the Hulk's invasion! The Green Goliath has returned to Earth on a collision course with some of Marvel's mightiest heroes. So what does that mean for the ordinary people caught in the crossfire? Ben Urich and Sally Floyd, fresh from their appearance in Civil War: Front Line, pound the pavement to uncover the story behind the story! Plus: Who wants our tireless reporters to take down J. Jonah Jameson, and how do they want them to do it? Grab your press pass, and join the Civil War: Front Line team of writer Paul Jenkins and artist Ramon Bachs as they take you to the middle of the action. Also featuring the Prologue to World War Hulk! As Hulk's great stone ship approaches the planet, he prepares for the war on the horizon by reliving past conflicts with Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, Doctor Strange and the Inhumans. Collecting WORLD WAR HULK PROLOGUE: WORLD BREAKER and WORLD WAR HULK: FRONT LINE #1-5.

196 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2666-9

HULK: WWH – GAMMA CORPS TPB

Written by FRANK TIERI

Penciled by CARLOS FERREIRA

Cover by FRANCIS TSAI

The Hulk. The Abomination. The Leader. The Harpy. Doc Samson. Born of gamma radiation, they represented a new chapter of humanity. Now, spawned through their respective DNA has come the next generation: the Gamma Corps. Recruited and trained by the enigmatic General Ryker, their mission is a simple one: to kill the Incredible Hulk. And considering he's facing 5-1 odds, is that a mission even this new-and-improved version of the Green Goliath can prevent? Collecting WORLD WAR HULK: GAMMA CORPS #1-4.

96 PGS./Rated A …$10.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2804-5

IRON MAN: ENTER THE MANDARIN TPB

Written by JOE CASEY

Penciled by ERIC CANETE

Cover by ERIC CANETE

Warming up for movie event of 2008 – find out exactly how Iron Man's deadliest nemesis came to be. A tale from the early days of the Marvel Universe, this saga contains secrets never-before-revealed of the first-ever meeting between the Golden Avenger and the global terrorist known only as the Mandarin! What really happened during that first encounter? Even if you've read the original comics, you only know HALF of the story! Collecting IRON MAN: ENTER THE MANDARIN #1-6.

144 PGS./Rated A …$14.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2622-5

IRON MAN: WAR MACHINE TPB

Written by LEN KAMINSKI

Penciled by KEVIN HOPGOOD, TOM MORGAN & SCOTT BENSON

Cover by KEVIN HOPGOOD

We've seen Tony Stark go down and get back up many times – but from the grave?! When his longtime employer and friend seemingly loses his struggle to hold onto life, Jim Rhodes dons the new War Machine armor and shows the world what's black and white and fed up all over! Can even cutting-edge Stark-tech withstand Firepower, Atom Smasher and the Living Laser? And while Rhodes is filling Stark's boots, what's up with the empty armor zipping around? Guest-starring the West Coast Avengers! Collecting IRON MAN #280-291.

320 PGS./All Ages …$29.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3132-8

NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI TPB

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & BRIAN REED

Penciled by JIM CHEUNG

Cover by JIM CHEUNG

The Illuminati. What are they? An elite group of the planet's most powerful guardians. When do they meet? Whenever the Earth faces its greatest threats. Who are they? Nobody knows – and that's the way they want it! Join Iron Man, Professor X, Black Bolt, the Sub-Mariner and Mister Fantastic as they take on the threats no one else can handle – and learn of secrets that will forever alter the way they (and you) look at the Marvel Universe! After years spent protecting Earth from harm, it is now when the planet is perhaps at its most endangered – as the Illuminati find themselves at the head of the spear of a Skrull invasion. But can the Illuminati keep themselves from fracturing in the waking moments of this worldwide threat? Collecting NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI #1-5.

128 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2437-5

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS VOL. 4 – OUR WAR TPB

Written by DANIEL WAY

Penciled by STEVE DILLON & KAARE ANDREWS

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Wolverine's past with Captain America revealed! From the island nation of Madripoor to occupied France to the Tunisian desert, one of the most requested stories in Marvel history can finally be told! This WWII epic gives readers not only the details of the first meeting between Captain America and Wolverine, but also an insight into the first time Wolverine realizes that he, like Captain America, has the power to change his own destiny. But will he? Also featuring Bucky and Nick Fury, and Wolverine's long-awaited return to Madripoor in the present day! Don't miss out on this exploration of essential Marvel history! Collecting WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #16-20 and ANNUAL #1.

160 PGS./Parental Advisory …$14.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2638-6

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HULK VISIONARIES: JOHN BYRNE VOL. 1 TPB

Written by JOHN BYRNE

Penciled by JOHN BYRNE

Cover by JOHN BYRNE

When the Hulk came back from the Crossroads, John Byrne was waiting for him – complementing his popular X-Men and FF runs by literally breaking the Green Goliath in two! After the Hulk and Bruce Banner are separated, the Jade Giant becomes the Earth's emerald enemy – outfighting Iron Man, Wonder Man, Sub-Mariner, Hercules and Doc Samson! Could the one to succeed where these powerhouses failed be...Bruce Banner himself?! Plus: the wedding of Bruce Banner and Betty Ross! The new Hulkbusters! And the sinister Scourge! Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK #314-319 AND ANNUAL #14, and MARVEL FANFARE #29.

208 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2705-5

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL VOL. 3: MIND GAMES TPB

Written by TOM DEFALCO

Penciled by RON FRENZ

Cover by RON FRENZ

Caught in the middle of a war between the Black Tarantula and the Hobgoblin, Spider-Girl learns that there's a new Crimelord in town who claims to possess the secret files of Wilson Fisk, the former Kingpin of Crime. Plus: celebrate the 10th-year anniversary of the first appearance of Spider-Girl in WHAT IF? #105 with guest-stars galore as Spider-Girl battles a horde of her greatest villains! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #13-18.

152 PGS./Rated A …$13.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2558-7

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FANTASTIC FOUR: THE NEW FANTASTIC FOUR TPB

Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE

Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER

Cover by MICHAEL TURNER

The old order changeth! In the absence of Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Woman, Black Panther and Storm take up the challenge as the newest members of the Fantastic Four. But there is no time to ease into the job, as the Four are flung into a space epic that will see them battle the cosmic-powered Epoch; the Silver Surfer and Stardust; and the FF's most powerful foe, the planet-eater Galactus! Back on Earth, the Wizard plots revenge on Mr. Fantastic – and he isn't about to let millions of miles of airless vacuum get in the way, following his enemy to the moon Titan with a new and expanded Frightful Four! Can the new FF defeat Galactus and return in time to save the team's absent founders?

Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #544-550.

168 PGS./Rated A ... $15.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2483-2

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PREMIERE HC STILL AVAILABLE!

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NEW X-MEN BY GRANT MORRISON ULTIMATE COLLECTION BOOK 1 TPB

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Penciled by FRANK QUITELY, ETHAN VAN SCIVER, LEINIL FRANCIS YU, IGOR KORDEY & TOM DERENICK

Cover by FRANK QUITELY

Sixteen million mutants dead – and that was just the beginning! In one bold stroke, writer Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Batman) propelled the X-Men into the 21st century – masterminding a challenging new direction for Marvel's mutant heroes that began with the destruction of Genosha and never let up. Regarded as the most innovative thinker of the current comic-book renaissance, Morrison proceeded to turn the mutant-hero genre on its ear. Gone were the gaudy spandex costumes – replaced by slick, black leather and an attitude to match. Now, his entire Eisner Award-nominated run on NEW X-MEN is collected across three titanic trade paperbacks! Collects NEW X-MEN #114-126 and ANNUAL 2001.

376 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3251-6

X-MEN: THE COMPLETE ONSLAUGHT EPIC BOOK 2 TPB

Written by WARREN ELLIS, LARRY HAMA, HOWARD MACKIE,

TODD DEZAGO, TOM DEFALCO, JOHN OSTRANDER,

TERRY KAVANAGH & JEPH LOEB

Penciled by CARLOS PACHECO, VAL SEMEIKS, JEFF MATSUDA,

STEFANO RAFFAELE, HERB TRIMPE, MIKE WEIRINGO, MARK BAGLEY, JOSHUA HOOD, JOHN ROMITA JR., TOM LYLE, STEVE SKROCE & ANTHONY CASTRILLO

Cover by ADAM KUBERT

You all know about Onslaught Reborn, now see how it first got under way! Professor X hasn't been himself lately – moody, inscrutable – but the psionic armor and army of Sentinels are the real tip-offs! It'll take every super hero New York has to face the Onslaught – including not only the X-Men, X-Factor and X-Force, but also forgotten stars of the nineties like Phil Urich, the Green Goblin; Nate Grey, the X-Man; and Ben Reilly, a.k.a. Spider-Man! Also guest-starring the Punisher, S.H.I.E.L.D. and others! Collecting EXCALIBUR #100, WOLVERINE #104, X-FACTOR #125-126, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #415, GREEN GOBLIN #12, SPIDER-MAN #72, PUNISHER #11, X-MAN #18 and X-FORCE #57.

248 PGS./Rated T+ …$29.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2824-3

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EXCALIBUR CLASSIC VOL. 5 TPB

Written by SETH KRUCHKOW, MICHAEL HIGGINS, DANA MORESHEAD, SCOTT LOBDELL & CHRIS CLAREMONT

Penciled by CHRIS WOZNIAK, DAVE ROSS & RON WAGNER

Cover by STEVE LIGHTLE

Britain's brightest face more than mutants in a collection of short and startling sagas! The nastiness of Nightmare! The Spawn of Krakoa! And behold: the Cheerleaders from Heck?! Guest-starring Doctor Strange and Power Pack! Collecting EXCALIBUR #29-34 and EXCALIBUR: WEIRD WAR III.

216 PGS./All Ages …$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3122-9

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PSI-FORCE CLASSIC VOL. 1 TPB

Written by STEVE PERRY, DANNY FINGEROTH, DAVID MICHELINIE & FABIAN NICIEZA

Penciled by MARK TEXEIRA, MIKE VOSBURG & BOB HALL

Cover by MARK TEXEIRA

Neither KGB nor CIA was a match for the power of PSI in the New Universe! Gathered together by the mysterious Emmett Proudhawk, five paranormal teenagers struggled against government operatives, renegade superhumans and, most importantly, each other! Telepathy, astral projection, telekinesis, psychic empathy and psionic detonation merge to form something even greater: the Psi-Hawk! But who he is – and isn't – may be a secret that makes or breaks the team! It's intrigue and action, eighties-style! Collecting PSI-FORCE #1-9.

216 PGS./All Ages …$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3084-0

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ESSENTIAL OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE – MASTER EDITION VOL. 2 TPB

Written by LEN KAMINSKI, JAMIE TOST, MARK GRUENWALD & GLENN HERDLING

Penciled by KEITH POLLARD

Cover by KEITH POLLARD

Heroes, villains, gods, demons, sorcerers, scientists, monsters, mobsters and a talking duck: more than one thousand dynamic dossiers, collected in alphabetical order for the first time across three volumes! From mutants to martial arts, street crime to space opera, espionage to other dimensions, horror to humor, the past to the future, no corner of Marvel is left untouched! Super-team rosters and histories, alien race outlines and so much more! Get to know the Universe now! Collecting material from OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE – MASTER EDITION #1-36, with the characters/profiles in alphabetical order.
592 PGS./Rated A …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2731-4

ESSENTIAL OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE – MASTER EDITION VOL. 1 TPB STILL AVAILABLE! $16.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2730-7)

ESSENTIAL RAMPAGING HULK VOL. 1 TPB

Written by DOUG MOENCH, JIM STARLIN, JOHN WARNER & BILL MANTLO

Penciled by WALT SIMONSON, JIM STARLIN, KEITH POLLARD, HERB TRIMPE, SAL BUSCEMA & RON WILSON

Cover by KEN BARR

Not a hoax, not a dream, not an imaginary story...so what IS it? Judge for yourself as the gamma-powered gargantua's long-lost black-and-white adventures are reprinted for the first time! Rarely seen moments of Hulk history featuring aliens, magic, horror and wonder – the full gamut for Marvel's great green giant! Guest-starring the Avengers, the X-Men and more! Collecting RAMPAGING HULK #1-9, THE HULK! #10-15 and INCREDIBLE HULK #269.

576 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2699-7

These ESSENTIAL HULK TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!

ESSENTIAL HULK VOL. 1...$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2374-1)

ESSENTIAL HULK VOL. 2…$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-0795-9)

ESSENTIAL HULK VOL. 3…$16.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1689-3)

ESSENTIAL HULK VOL. 4…$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2193-5)

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 1 TPB (ALL-NEW EDITION)

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Penciled by DAVE COCKRUM & JOHN BYRNE

Cover by GIL KANE

Relive the genesis of the All-New, All-Different X-Men – and discover the human within the hero...and the truth behind the legend! Featuring the Juggernaut, Magneto and more!
520 PGS./All Ages …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3255-4

These ESSENTIAL X-MEN TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 2…$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2007-6)

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 3…$14.95 (ISBN: 0-7851-0661-8)

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 4…$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2295-8)

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 5…$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2692-9)

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 6…$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1727-X)

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 7…$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2055-6)

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 8…$16.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2763-5)

X-MEN: LEGACY BY DAVID FINCH POSTER

55x20 Color Poster…$15.99

FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF 4/10, (ON-SALE 5/7/08)

Avengers/Invaders By Alex Ross Poster

24x36 Color Poster…$7.99

Final Order Cut-Off 4/24, (On-Sale 5/21/08)

MARVEL PREVIEWS #56

Each issue of MARVEL PREVIEWS is a comic-book-sized, 112-page, glossy full-color guide to all of Marvel's upcoming releases! Marvel Previews also includes special

previews of upcoming or sold-out projects.

112 PGS./RATED T+…JUST $0.99!

(or free with a purchase of Diamond's Previews!)
IN STORES 3/26/08

 
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