Marvel Comics Solicitations for July 2008

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DARK TOWER: THE LONG ROAD HOME #5 (of 5)
Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH

Art and Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE

Variant Cover by LEE BERMEJO

Sketch Variant Cover by JAE LEE

With Roland’s spirit still trapped in the court of the Crimson King, the dark ruler makes the young gunslinger a shocking offer: In exchange for his life, Roland must climb with the King to the top of the Tower where they will jointly claim the throne that overlooks all creation -- and then utterly destroy it! Should Roland refuse, his life will be forfeit and the Crimson King will rule the coming Chaos alone. The fate of creation rests in Roland’s hands in this concluding chapter in the sensational second arc enlarging on Stephen King’s magnum opus. You must not miss it!

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

©2008 Stephen King. All rights reserved

DARK TOWER: END-WORLD ALMANAC
Written by ANTHONY FLAMINI & ROBIN FURTH

Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE

Woe unto those who traverse beyond the cursed Borderlands into End-World! ’Tis a twisted and desolate realm where it seems as if the world passed ages ago. From the blasted landscapes of Thunderclap to the frozen heights of Empathica, End-World shows no mercy to unwary young Gunslingers. In a world where information - and a bit of luck - is the key to survival, the End-World Almanac serves as your guide to the Badlands, Le Casse Roi Russe and beyond!

32 PGS./CARDSTOCK COVER/Parental Advisory …$3.99

©2008 Stephen King. All rights reserved

SKY DOLL #3 (of 3)
Story and Art by BARBARA CANEPA & ALESSANDRO BARBUCCI

Cover by ALESSANDRO BARBUCCI & BARBARA CANEPA

English Adaptation by C.B. CEBULSKI

The internationally acclaimed best seller comes to the end of its first arc! As power-hungry Papess Lodovica seeks more control over the citizens of Papathea, the "heretics" who still honor the memory of the outcast ruler Agape rise up in protest. Suddenly, our lovely sky doll, Noa, finds herself in the middle of a Holy War - one which she quickly becomes swept up in as rumor of her true powers spread. Roy and Jahu do their best to protect her - but as Noa soon discovers, no one can avoid their true destiny!

56 PGS./Mature …$5.99

The Soleil Comics may only be sold in English North America: United States, Canada, Mexico and their territories and possessions.

UNIVERSAL WAR ONE #1 (of 6)
Written by DENIS BAJRAM

Penciled by DENIS BAJRAM

Cover by DENIS BAJRAM

Adapted by PAUL BENJAMIN

With an Exclusive U.S. Variant!

The European best-seller - now finally presented in English! In the midst of a latent civil war between the core planets and outlying planetary settlements, an immense wall has cut our solar system in two. The black wall absorbs all light and matter, and it’s up to a band of soldiers facing courts martial to investigate the phenomenon. They’re the men and women of the Purgatory Squadron. For which crimes are they here? And can they work together long enough to stay alive once they enter... The Wall?

56 PGS./Mature …$5.99

The Soleil Comics may only be sold in English North America: United States, Canada, Mexico and their territories and possessions.

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: THE THREE MUSKETEERS #2 (of 6)
Written by ROY THOMAS (BASED ON THE NOVEL BY ALEXANDRE DUMAS)

Penciled by HUGO PETRUS

Cover by GERALD PAREL

The Musketeers are ensnared in a deadly plot by Cardinal Richelieu to gain revenge on the Queen for her once spurning his romantic advances. And if the evil Richelieu’s scheme is realized, d’Artagnan and company may find themselves outcasts of the throne! Will they discover they are being played as pawns before it’s too late? You know you have to read it to find out.

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: MOBY-DICK #6 (of 6)
Written by ROY THOMAS (BASED ON THE NOVEL BY HERMAN MELVILLE)

Penciled by PASCAL ALIXE

Cover by JOHN WATSON

For three straight days Ahab has chased the great White Whale, and now the briny behemoth has finally turned, to do battle with his peg-legged pursuer! Refusing to give up in the face of the Pequod’s destruction and with a piercing roar of defiance at fate itself - the star-crossed captain closes with his aquatic obsession one final, fateful time. Don’t miss the shattering conclusion to one of the great American novels.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: THE ILIAD #8 (of 8)
Written by ROY THOMAS (BASED ON THE EPIC POEM BY HOMER)

Penciled by MIGUEL ANGEL

SEPULVEDA

Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

Licking their wounds, the Trojans have withdrawn behind their impenetrable city walls. All, that is, save their most celebrated warrior, Hector, who refuses to retreat. And so the stage is set for the Achaeons’ mightiest hero, Achilles, to face Hector in a single combat that may decide the future of this epic struggle. It’s the final chapter of this timeless work that has spoken to countless generations of the triumphs and tragedies of war.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

LORDS OF AVALON: SWORD OF DARKNESS #6 (of 6)
Written by SHERRILYN KENYON

Adapted by ROBIN FURTH

Pencils & Cover by TOMMY OHTSUKA

Now that Seren carries the child destined to become the next Penmerlin, she can no longer hide from the forces of Darkness. As Morgen’s minions surround the castle of Joyous Gard, Kerrigan and his mandrake Blaise help her to escape. But can Kerrigan really betray the forces of Chaos which he has served for so long? And is he willing to make the one sacrifice that will keep Seren safe forever? Find out in the final issue of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s acclaimed Arthurian fantasy, Sword of Darkness.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #56
Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by TYLER KIRKHAM

Cover by BILLY TAN

The Ultimate Salem’s Seven saga continues! Invisible Woman’s research into this new team sensation leads her to a major revelation - - too bad she’s trapped at the bottom of the ocean! Meanwhile, Agatha Harkness reveals her true nature!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATE ORIGINS #2 (of 5)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by BUTCH GUICE

Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

Revealed: The secret history of the Ultimate Universe! For the first time in 70 years, a strange object within Project Pegasus has awoken - as bit by fascinating bit, the long buried mysteries are being exposed! Journey back to World War II, and discover that the deadliest threat to young Steve Rogers was not the Nazis, but an ancient threat from worlds beyond! The dream team of Brian Michael Bendis (SECRET INVASION) and Butch Guice (CAPTAIN AMERICA,) continue the Ultimate series of the year that is a must-read lead-in to ULTIMATUM!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #124
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN

“War of the Symbiotes” rages on - as the Ultimate Beetle takes flight! Deep inside the corporate headquarters of Roxxon lies a vial containing the creepy black symbiote substance…or at least it did, until the Beetle stole it! Can Spider-Man capture this bug thug before disaster strikes, and what is Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D.’s interest in the stolen material? The answers await in the book that has Ain’t It Cool News saying “It’s got excitement, emotion, action…I have such love for this book.”

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATE X-MEN #96
Written by ARON ELI COLIETE

Penciled by MARK BROOKS

Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

X-Men vs. X-Men! After their attack on Alpha Flight, Colossus and his team are wanted fugitives! Worse, they’ve become addicted to the insidious drug known as Banshee! Now it’s up to the other X-Men to take them down. Yes, it’s mutant vs. mutant! When the X-Men go to war with each other, who wins? Plus, the startling revelation of Jean Grey! Where did she go after defeating Apocalypse? Find out here!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #564
Written by BOB GALE, Marc Guggenheim & DAN SLOTT

Penciled by Paulo Siqueira

Cover by CHRIS BACHALO

It's a good old fashioned He Said/He Said/He Said when Spidey, Vin Gonzales and SWING SHIFT Heavy OVERDRIVE find themselves in a car chase across the Big Apple! Three members of our Braintrust's best give you each side of the same story, as Gale, Guggenheim and Slott team up for “TRAFFIC JAM!”

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #565
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM

Pencils & Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ

Her name is . She's Spider-Man's newest and most terrifying nemesis -- and she just discovered his secret identity. With an army of villains at her command, even with the help of Daredevil, can Spidey protect his secret identity from his new foe? Find out as Marc Guggenheim and Phil Jimenez give you the fight of Spidey’s life against the Brand New !

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #566
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM

Pencils & Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ

With an army of Villains at her command, the Brand New has Spider-Man on the run. Even with the help of

Daredevil, can Spidey protect his secret identity from his new foe? And with Spidey’s roommate, Vin Gonzales, as a hostage, how much time does he have? ’s hunt continues, thanks to Marc Guggenheim and Phil Jimenez!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: BRAND NEW DAY EXTRA!!
Written by JOE KELLY, MARC GUGGENHEIM & ZEB WELLS

Art by CHRIS BACHALO & VARIOUS

Cover by GREG LAND

Even with three issues every month, we can't fit everything we want into Amazing Spider-Man. So BRAND NEW DAY: EXTRA!! takes a deeper glimpse into Spidey's new world with three stories that flesh out his family, friends and foes, stories that will affect Spidey deeply over the coming months. Spidey Braintrust members Guggenheim and Wells welcome Joe Kelly (DEADPOOL, Superman) for a one-shot marking the return of one of Peter's most unforgettable enemies: Hammerhead! It's a sign of things to come…and it's looking deadly.

48 PGS./Rated A…$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #22
Written by TOM DEFALCO

Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ

“A Brand New MAY!” Part 3 of 5

Nancy Lu returns! Fury, the Goblin Queen strikes! Spider-Girl battles the most unexpected super-foe of all! And Mary Jane notices that Peter Parker is beginning to exhibit strange symptoms as he continues to uncover the mystery of the brand new May!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMERICAN DREAM #5 (of 5)
Written by TOM DEFALCO

Pencils & Cover by TODD NAUCK

“Beyond Courage Must I Strive!”

It’s all out action in the merry Marvel manner as American Dream takes on a host of unbeatable foes. Guest-starring the next generation of Avengers!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AVENGERS/INVADERS #3 (of 12)
Written by JIM KRUEGER & ALEX ROSS

Penciled by STEVE SADOWSKI

Cover by ALEX ROSS

Variant Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

The King of Atlantis vs the Prince of Atlantis with an entire kingdom as the ultimate prize. Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Steve Sadowski continue the year’s most surprising cross-time epic with a battle that promises to tear two centuries asunder. Plus, more clues to the mystery of just how the Invaders landed in 2008!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #40
Written by ED BRUBAKER

Pencils & Cover by STEVE EPTING

It's Cap versus Cap for the future of the American Dream as the Red Skull looks on in laughter! And Bucky learns the true identity of the man behind the other mask! The epic Death of Captain America continues in Part Four of "The Man Who Bought America" by the acclaimed team of Brubaker and Epting.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DAREDEVIL #109
Written by ED BRUBAKER & GREG RUCKA

Penciled by MICHAEL LARK

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Part 3 of "Cruel and Unusual" with special guest co-writer Greg Rucka joining the acclaimed DD creative team!

Daredevil and Dakota North have investigated all angles of the brutal murders that Big Ben Donovan sits on Death Row

for, and all they've come up with is more questions and conspiracies. Why does Big Ben want to be executed for a crime

he probably didn't commit? And why does the government want Dakota and Matt Murdock off the case? Find out these answers and more!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #0
Written by JEPH LOEB

Pencils & Cover by TIM SALE

Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, the Eisner award winning team (DAREDEVIL: YELLOW, SPIDER-MAN: BLUE, HULK: GRAY, Batman: The Long Halloween, Superman For All Seasons, Television's HEROES) return to Marvel and their prestigious "color" book series. CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE is their newest creation, peeling back an untold tale of Captain America and Bucky during World War II. Their unique combination of in-depth characters and high stakes action shines here with Cap's deadliest mission of all. Marvel is proud to bring you Captain America: #0 this summer as a taste of what’s to come. Featuring an all new full story about the Origin of Bucky Barnes and how he came into Cap’s life, this special edition features a cover gallery, sketchbook, script samples, and an interview with the creators. They are happy to be back at Marvel and we're thrilled to have them! Plus, the whole story seen in black-and-white.

48 PGS./Cardstock Cover/All Ages …$3.99

ETERNALS #2
Written by CHARLES & DANIEL KNAUF

Pencils & Cover by DANIEL ACU�'A

The powerful Eternals stand divided as they race to awaken the missing members of their race! On one side, the power of Ikaris and Thena, guided by Makaari and his connection with the dreaming Celestial! On the other, the dark lord of Vorozheika, the dreaded Druig, finding his lost kin through means unknown! But on whose side does Ajak, the celestial’s former liaison, fall?

Plus: appearances by the Invincible Iron Man and The Order!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #559
Written by MARK MILLAR

Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH

You should have remembered the old adage, Johnny: love the woman, love her family. And when the woman is the super-villain called Psionics, that raises the stakes to a whole other level. Now it’s the morning after, and Lightwave, Natalie X, Alex U-16, Doc Banner and the Burning Man expect you to live up to your responsibilities. It’s the Human Torch’s worst break-up ever -- or will it be a shotgun wedding? Plus: where in the world is Doctor Doom?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR: TRUE STORY #1 (of 4)
Written by PAUL CORNELL

Penciled by HORACIO DOMINGUEZ

Cover by NIKO HENRICHON

A threat to the minds of the whole human race sends the FF somewhere they've never been before: into the realm of fiction itself! Where Ben finds himself clobbering a demonic army to save the cast of Sense and Sensibility. No, really. And it gets weirder from there. Dante (not the one from Clerks)! Willie Lumpkin! Behold, the Fictocraft! And it's actually kind of smart and serious too. You're at least going to flip open the first page in your comic store, right?

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

THE LAST DEFENDERS #5 (of 6)
Written by JOE CASEY

Penciled by JIM MUNIZ

Cover by RODOLFO MIGLIARI

It's finally come down to this -- literally the last Defender standing, as Kyle Richmond goes head-to-head with his past, his present AND his future...! And Yandroth is right there to exploit all three of them! And...at long last: Dr. Strange! The Hulk! Namor, the Sub-Mariner! Together again...for the first time! Plus, the Squadron Sinister! All this...and a last page that will leave you shell-shocked!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

GHOST RIDER #25
Written by JASON AARON

Art by TAN ANG HUAT

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Johnny Blaze goes behind bars looking for answers, but instead finds only The Deacon -- a merciless killer and mountain of a man armed with giant daggers that will cut through anything, including the Ghost Rider. It's all-out action in a story that we just had to call "Caged Heat."

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #3
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING

Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER

Cover by CLINT LANGLEY

Beware the return of…Starhawk! First it was the recovery of a ceratin world-famous shield…and now the enigmatic Starhawk reigns death from above! How and why is this original Guardian of the Galaxy here in our reality, and what does his ominous arrival mean for our motley crew of freedom fighters? The mysteries continue to deepen and the craziness comes hot and heavy in the book that ComicPants.com raves “packs more awesome than the rest of Marvel and DC’s lineup combined.”

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

HULK #5
Written by JEPH LOEB

Pencils & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

Variant Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

Superstars JEPH LOEB & ED MCGUINNESS continue their historic epic! With the entire West Coast in peril, who can stop the battle of the Century when Two, count 'em TWO Hulks, get to brawling? How about everyone's favorite Thunder God -- THE MIGHTY THOR!? He was out of town during WORLD WAR HULK -- THIS is the match-up you've been DEMANDING! But can even a God stop the Red Hulk? Find out now!!!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

SKAAR: SON OF HULK #2
Written by GREG PAK

Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY

Whose terrible stride shakes the war-torn wastelands of Sakaar? Whose blind Shadow Priest calls for the blood of babes? Whose barbarian horde rides monsters through your nightmares? Behold and lament, my beautiful son, for the Axeman Cometh!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

IMMORTAL IRON FIST #17
Written by Duane Swierczynski

Pencils and Cover by Travel Foreman

“The Mortal Iron Fist" part 1 of 4

Marvels’ kickingest, punchingest, kung-fu-iest book just got bigger! Following the character-redefining, critically-acclaimed, fan-favorite events of “The Seven Capital Cities of Heaven,” the all-new IMMORTAL IRON FIST creative team of Duane Swierczynski (CABLE) and Travel Foreman (ARES) takes it to the next explosive level! Think you know everything there is to know about the traditions of the Immortal Iron Fist? If you do, then why’s Danny sweating bullets over an inescapable legacy that’s haunted the Iron Fists for centuries, huh? Tell us that, if you’re so smart. What was the deeper meaning of Xao’s ominous threat? And what incredible new adventure are Danny’s fellow Immortal Weapons embarking upon?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #3
Written by MATT FRACTION

Pencils & 50/50 Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

50/50 Variant Cover by TRAVIS CHAREST

Iron Man’s new ongoing series soars to armor-melting speeds! New fans, get in on this one now, ‘cause the getting is good! Longtime Iron Man readers, strap in, because Tony Stark’s about to face a shocking new menace…one that’s oddly familiar! Is this all part of Ezekiel Stane’s unstoppable plan to destroy his sworn enemy, Iron Man?! Has Tony’s incomparable intellect, genius technical acuity and vast business acumen finally met their match in the brilliant young Zeke? How’s ol’ Tony gonna get out of this one? Written by Matt Fraction (IMMORTAL IRON FIST) with mind-blowing art by Salvador Larroca (UNCANNY X-MEN)!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

IRON MAN: LEGACY OF DOOM #4 (of 4)
Written by DAVID MICHELINIE

Art and Cover by RON LIM & BOB LAYTON

“Knightmare’s End”

It all comes down to this! The true motive for Dr. Doom seeking Iron Man’s aid comes to light at last, revealing a threat unlike any the Armored Avenger has faced before. Tony Stark, now partnered with his most dangerous foe, wrestles with impossible choices, even questioning the beliefs that form the very core of his being. And the decisions he makes will determine the fate of every man, woman and child on Earth. The stunning conclusion to The Camelot Trilogy will rock your world--literally!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

IRON MAN: DIRECTOR OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #31
Written by STUART MOORE

Penciled by ROBERTO

DE LA TORRE

Cover by ADI GRANOV

"With Iron Hands"

In a devastated Eastern European nation, Iron Man faces a deadly terrorist who can neutralize his armor's power! Meanwhile, high above, S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Alpha Team confronts the mysterious Overkill Mind in a deadly aerial battle. What's the connection? None other than Tony Stark himself -- and only he can stop the slaughter! Part 3 of 4.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

IRON MAN: VIVA LAS VEGAS #3 (of 4)
Written by JON FAVREAU

Pencils & Cover by ADI GRANOV

The great dragon Fin Fang Foom walks the streets of sin city, at stake is the future of the human species, and Iron Man’s down to his last chip. Let it ride…

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

MARVEL 1985 #3 (of 5)
Written by MARK MILLAR

Pencils & Cover by

TOMMY LEE EDWARDS

“THE VISITORS”

They’re coming for us. The most dangerous villains in the Marvel Universe are here -- in our world -- and they’re not taking prisoners. The only people who stand between salvation and destruction are 13-year old Toby and his dad, who once was friends with the enigmatic Clyde Wyncham. MARK MILLAR (CIVIL WAR, KICK-ASS, WOLVERINE) and TOMMY LEE EDWARDS (BULLET POINTS, The Question) continue this epic super hero crossover, with far-reaching and surprising implications for the Marvel Universe!

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

MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #1
Written by PAUL TOBIN

Penciled by ALVIN LEE

Cover by ROGER CRUZ

It’s probably a bad sign when Hercules comes asking for a favor. It’s juuuuuust a little job that needs doing, but this is Hercules; isn’t he supposed to be REALLY good at doing labors himself? Before they know it, Iron Man, Spider-Man and the Hulk are stuck looking after Orthus and Cerberus, the two legendary hounds of the underworld! Luckily, the dogs learn to behave after chewing up only a few cars, a statue, and Iron Man, and finally they’re obedient enough for the Metro Dog Show! Only problem, Hercules wants the dogs back. Oh no, Herc, not before the Hulk gets his ribbon! It’s two dogs with five heads between them, and all the action you can handle.

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #41
Written by MARC SUMERAK

Penciled by RYAN STEGMAN

Cover by SEAN GORDON MURPHY

Start your engines, Spider-Fans, because Peter Parker is about to hit the highway on one of the most exciting adventures of his young life -- Midtown High's Driver's Ed course! But the road to four-wheeled freedom becomes bumpy when the monstrous Man-Bull stampedes through the city streets! It's high-octane hijinks at the speed of Spidey!

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #38
Written by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS

Penciled by RONAN CLIQUET

Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN

The FF have received an invitation they can't refuse...on the moon. But who could it be and what do they want? Be here to see if the Fantastic Four survive or if they need to change their name to the Terrific Three.

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #13
Written by PETER DAVID

Penciled by JUAN ROMAN

CANO SANTACRUZ

Cover by SEAN GORDON MURPHY

Hulk and his traveling buddies (fun-loving teen, Rick Jones and rollicking monkey, Monkey) have returned to New York City to find something amiss… all the super heroes have been transformed into ravenous, stumbling monsters! But can even the strength of the Hulk stand up to the unstoppable… MARVEL MUMMIES?!? Fan-fave Hulk creator Peter David comes to Marvel Adventures Hulk with unlucky issue 13, bringing our most mummified issue ever!

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #26
Written by JEFF PARKER

Penciled by IG GUARA

Cover by LEONARD KIRK

It's the bottom of the ninth, the Avengers are down by two, two strikes down and bases loaded. The stakes for the Cosmic Pennant have never been higher. How will Galactus call this one? Okay... we admit. We have no idea what's going on in this story. Kirk drew the cover, and now Parker has to come up with something. THAT'S GOOD COMICS!!!

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #13

Marvel Adventures Avengers #13

X-Men: First Class #1

64 PGS./All Ages …$4.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES TWO-IN-ONE #13

MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #4

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #39

64 PGS./All Ages …$4.99

HULK CHRONICLES: WWH #1
Written by GREG PAK & PETER DAVID

Penciled by GARY FRANK, AL RIO, LEE WEEKS & SEAN PHILLIPS

Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

Experience WORLD WAR HULK - the super-hero-smashing, city-leveling, bone-crushing, Marvel-history-making event - and its major tie-ins in chronological order! Hulk is coming, and no power on Earth can stop him from getting revenge on the Illuminati! In INCREDIBLE HULK #106, find out which of Earth's heroes will fight FOR the Hulk! Amadeus Cho, the boy genius who once took on Reed Richards on behalf of the Hulk, confronts She-Hulk and Doc Samson - and precipitates a gamma-powered smash-fest in the wilds of Jersey! And in WORLD WAR HULK PROLOGUE: WORLD BREAKER, learn what events led up to the super-human battle-to-end-all-battles. 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. Also featuring an expanded recap of the events of PLANET HULK!

72 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

MOON KNIGHT #20
Written by MIKE BENSON

Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO

“IN THE COMPANY OF WOLVES”

Special extra-sized issue illustrated by Mike Deodato (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, NEW AVENGERS) and guest-starring Werewolf By Night! In the aftermath of the Black Spectre debacle, Moon Knight is Public Enemy Number One, a fugitive from justice. But that’s not his only problem. Something awful is happening in the dank basement below Club Lu’Pine. Blood-smeared walls raked by claws tell half the story. To know the whole truth, Moon Knight will have to step into the arena and stare down a creature fueled by instinct and fury. To survive, he must become what he faces.

80 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

newuniversal: 1959
Written by KIERON GILLEN

Penciled by GREG SCOTT

Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

This is a story about killing the future. 1959 is the dawn of the new age of superheroics -- the so-called “Fireworks” have granted superhuman powers to three Americans, and set the world on a collision-course with destiny. But it’s a destiny Philip Voight must prevent at any cost. The first newuniversal one-shot expands the mythos of this world, thanks to writer KIERON GILLEN (Phonogram), hand-picked by newuniversal’s Warren Ellis, and the brilliant art of GREG SCOTT shows us the world, like it never was…in 1959.

48 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

newuniversal: shockfront #3 (of 6)
Written by WARREN ELLIS

Penciled by STEVE KURTH

Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

When one superhuman is discovered: they must observe. When two are discovered: they must act. And when three are found: it's Project Spitfire’s mission to kill them

all. It’s a hard world, and hard decisions have to be

made. Unfortunately for Ken Connell and Izzy Randall, they’re at ground zero in the battle to prevent super-human Armageddon.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #21
Written by MATT FRACTION & RICK REMENDER

Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN

Cover by ALEX MALEEV

JIGSAW PART 4: The Hand and it's cadre of fantastic killers makes its move against the Punisher as every shooter in New York City has their sites trained on Frank Castle...and with his only allies in hiding, Frank brings the fight underground. As the entire city watches Frank run, S.H.I.E.L.D. -- and Bridge's Girls -- follow. The creative genius of JIGSAW is in full bloom...how much punishment can one man take? You have no idea. By Matt Fraction (UNCANNY X-MEN, INVINCIBLE IRON MAN) and Rick Remender (Fear Agent, The Atom), with art by the legendary Howard Chaykin (WOLVERINE, WAR IS HELL: THE FIRST FLIGHT OF THE PHANTOM EAGLE).

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

NOVA #15
Written by DAN ABNETT

& ANDY LANNING

Penciled by WELLINTON ALVES

Cover by ALEX MALEEV

Face-to-really-big-face with Galactus! He’s attempted to save evacuees, he’s tried to bring down a horrifying serial killer, he’s even gone one-on-one with the Silver Surfer…but now our lone space cop must take his plight directly to the Big G himself! But the question is: will this universal force of nature even listen? It’s got Galactus, Silver Surfer, Nova, crazy twists and pretty art -- so don’t you owe it to yourself to check out the book that Ain’t It Cool News says “knocked my socks off with each and every issue”?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

PATSY WALKER: HELLCAT, AGENT OF THE INITIATIVE #1 (of 5)
Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN

Penciled by DAVID LAFUENTE

Cover by STUART IMMONEN

Patsy Walker, S.H.I.E.L.D. wants YOU to join the Initiative…and protect the frozen north. You heard me right, sister. The Klondike. Seward’s Folly. Alaska. So pack some long johns and prepare for trouble. GUEST-STARRING: IRON MAN!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

SKRULLS VS. POWER PACK #1 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Penciled by CORY HAMSCHER

Cover by GURIHIRU

Sssshh! There's this invasion, see, and it's a secret... No, no, not that one. I mean the one where dastardly SKRULLS impersonate Marvel's premiere all-kids super hero team, commit crimes around the universe in their form, so intergalactic bounty hunters capture and imprison Alex, Julie, Jack and Katie in Space Juvie...the dreaded reform-school planet Hadith-VI! And the only ones with any hope of springing them are FRANKLIN RICHARDS, H.E.R.B.I.E., and SMARTSHIP FRIDAY!

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #11
Written by MARK GUGGENHEIM, Ivan Brandon, B. CLAY MOORE & RICH KOSLOWSKI

Penciled by Francis Tsai, niko henrichon, LEE WEEKS & MARCO checchetto

Cover by dave wilkins

VANGUARD races to its conclusion: the mystery is solved, but who will survive to tell the tale? Meanwhile, Guardian confronts his tormentors in WEAPON OMEGA’s penultimate chapter; MACHINE MAN battles his past to save his sanity; and STINGRAY goes face-to-face with a horror from the deep!

40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

OMEGA: THE UNKNOWN #10 (of 10)
Written by JONATHAN LETHEM & KARL RUSNAK

Pencils & Cover by FAREL DALRYMPLE & PAUL HORNSCHEMEIER

Nothing -- not The Mink, not The Nowhere Man, not hordes of zombified robots or robotified zombies, not even poisoned hamburgers -- can possibly stop Omega The Unknown from concluding his story in this tenth issue of this precedent-smashing miniseries. Learn the final fates of Alex, Amanda, Fenton and their friends -- as well as the answer to this question: if one of Manhattan's costumed defenders perishes, can anyone take his place?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SECRET INVASION #4 (of 8)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

Variant Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

Variant Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

Sketch Variant Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

The world has turned upside down! The Skrulls have taken the Earth as part of their empire, the Avengers and Initiative are scattered...but there are two people who want some answers. One has a hammer and one has a shield.

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

MIGHTY AVENGERS #16
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by KHOI PHAM

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!

ELEKTRA IS A SKRULL!! Words that have echoed through Marvel Comics for the last two years. But how did this happen and for how long has this been true? THE ANSWER IS HERE! Hint! She went down swinging. Plus the answer to the biggest question in modern Avengers history...

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

NEW AVENGERS #43
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by BILLY TAN

Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT

SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!

SPIDER-MAN VERSUS CAPTAIN AMERICA IN THE JUNGLES OF THE SAVAGE LAND! But who is who and what is what?? At least one of these people isn't who they say they are. Plus a huge chapter in the Secret Invasion story as more information as to how the Skrulls set their major plans in motion is revealed...

Guest-starring Ka-Zar and Shanna and featuring spectacular artwork from rising star Billy Tan.

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #15
Written by DAN SLOTT & CHRISTOS GAGE

Penciled by HARVEY TOLIBAO

Cover by MARK BROOKS

SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!

"The Only Good Skrull..."

With the NEW AVENGERS and the MIGHTY AVENGERS trapped in the Savage Land, it's up to the AVENGERS INITIATIVE to face off against the first major strike of the Skrull Invasion! There, on the field of battle, the cadet with the biggest secret has to choose how red (or green) his blood really is. Heroes will fall. Heroes will die. And one shall rise. All THIS and: A new cowardly low for ANT-MAN! A new danger for WAR MACHINE! And 3-D MAN gains a "killer" new "krew"!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SECRET INVASION: FRONT LINE #1 (of 5)
Written by BRIAN REED

Penciled by GG STUDIO'S MARCO CASTIELLO

Cover by JUAN DOE

As Skrull warships fill the skies, and heroes battle for their very survival in the Savage Land, the citizens of New York struggle to survive the worst day of their lives. Brian Reed (CAPTAIN MARVEL) and Marco Castiello bring you a stunning ground-level look at Secret Invasion!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SECRET INVASION: RUNAWAYS/YOUNG AVENGERS #2 (of 3)
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST

Art by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA

Cover by MICHAEL RYAN

Things look bleak for the future of the Marvel Universe. Xavin has turned on the Runaways. Hulkling is out of commission. Can the rest of the Runaways and Young Avengers keep it together? Heck, can they survive?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SECRET INVASION: FANTASTIC FOUR #3 (of 3)
Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Penciled by Barry Kitson

Cover by Alan Davis

"OPERATION: BREAK-IN!"

As the situation in the Negative Zone continues devolving, Ben and Johnny realize that their one chance to get back home resides with a criminal mastermind...trapped in Reed's prison for non-registered heroes and villains! It's the new Fantastic Four, True believers--the Thing, the Human Torch, Franklin, and Valeria--making one last-ditch attempt to save the Baxter Building from complete destruction!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

BLACK PANTHER #39
Written by JASON AARON

Penciled by JEFTE PALO

Cover by JASON PEARSON

“SEE WAKANDA, AND DIE,” PART 1

3-part tie-in to “Secret Invasion,” written by guest-writer Jason Aaron (WOLVERINE)!

When the Skrulls come to town, it's all-out war in Wakanda. The alien invaders have war ships, advanced technology, super-powered soldiers and an army that outnumbers the Wakandans ten to one. Cake walk, right? Think again. There’s a reason Wakanda had never been conquered - and the Skrulls are about to find out why…the hard way.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI 13 #3
Written by PAUL CORNELL

Penciled by LEONARD KIRK

Cover by BRYAN HITCH

SECRET INVASION TIE-IN, PART 3 (of 4)

It’s Science Fiction versus Fantasy as the war machines of the unstoppable Skrull army invade the magical realm of Avalon. Can Pete Wisdom and the rest of MI 13 keep the Skrulls from taking control of the world’s magic? Will this be our heroes’ finest hour? Or has the sun finally set on the British Isles? And what is Spitfire doing to that Skrull on the cover?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #119
Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE

Penciled by RAFA SANDOVAL

Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR., KLAUS JANSON & DEAN WHITE

SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!

"SACRED INVASION" takes a shocking turn! Betrayed by one of their own, their strategy in shambles, Hercules and the God Squad find themselves marooned on a hostile world with countless hordes of alien slave-deities between them and their final goal of the Skrull pantheon! They have no choice but to fight against impossible odds for their very lives, for in this realm, gods can die, and in this issue -- A GOD WILL DIE!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SECRET INVASION #1 DIRECTOR’S CUT
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by LEINIL YU

Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

Go behind the scenes of the event that will change the Marvel Universe forever! The shape-shifting alien race known as the Skrulls has secretly infiltrated every super-powered organization on Earth with one goal: full-scale invasion! Now, get closer to the action than ever before! This bonus edition reprints SECRET INVASION #1 in its entirety - plus the SECRET INVASION PROLOGUE, previously available only online, and other choice extras!

64 PGS./ Rated T+ …$4.99

MS. MARVEL #29
Written by BRIAN REED

Penciled by ADRIANA MELO

Cover by GREG HORN

SECRET INVASION continues here! Intergalactic war comes to the streets of Manhattan! As Ms. Marvel stands alone before the Skrull invasion, she must find the warrior within and stop an army of invincible killers!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THUNDERBOLTS #122
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE

Penciled by Fernando Blanco

Cover by BILLY TAN

SECRET INVASION strikes Thunderbolts Mountain as Captain Marvel attacks! But when you're dealing with the Thunderbolts, it's never quite clear who's the villain and who's the hero...Also, another unexpected visitor shows up, threatening to tear the T-Bolts apart from within! Can Norman Osborn hold his team of damaged psyches and tortured souls together, or is this the end of the Thunderbolts as we know them? Part 1 of 4.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NEW WARRIORS #14
Written by KEVIN GREVIOUX

Penciled by KOI TURNBULL

Cover by NIC KLEIN

The first chapter of a two-part SECRET INVASION story!

Skrulls. Shape-changing aliens who have invaded Earth. Impersonating and replacing your friends and family. Maybe even taking the place of a brother. When an army of Skrulls arrives in Manhattan, Donyell Taylor asks: Was the Night Thrasher who died in Stamford, Connecticut really his brother? Or could it have been a Skrull? Desperate to find out if his brother is alive, Donyell rushes off to investigate. Little does he know, some familiar faces might be launching an investigation of their own. One that puts them on a collision course with their former teammate. From the pages of AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE, enter: Counter Force!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FACTOR #33
Written by PETER DAVID

Pencils by LARRY STROMAN

Cover by BOO COOK

Secret Invasion tie-in! A She-Hulk crossover! Darwin and Longshot show up! New cover artist, Boo Cook! New

interior artist, Larry Stroman! And...oh yeah...X-Factor's new digs! What do we have to do, put it in your hands

ourselves?!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SHE-HULK #31
Written by PETER DAVID

Art by VINCENZO CUCCA

Cover by MIKE DEODATO

SECRET INVASION tie-in and X-FACTOR crossover issue! It’s double the trouble as our gamma-ray glamazon finds herself on a collision course with the mystery-solving X-Factor and hip-deep in the Skrull infestation! What does She-Hulk’s partner Jazinda - who just happens to be a Skrull - know about the invasion…and is she part of it? And why has writer Peter David pitted the heroes of his two books against one another? All the answers are waiting for you here…and so is an exciting new art team!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SKRULLS! ONE-SHOT
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS

Cover by GREG HORN

Ever since the dawning of the Marvel Age of heroes, the Skrulls have been known as scheming, conniving, insidious interlopers in the affairs not just of Earth, but the whole universe. Now, get the Skrulls' side of the story! Who are they, what drives them, and what are their ultimate goals? Who are their heroes, and who are their villains? And what will become of their clash between religion and modernity - manifest in their relentless pursuit of the Earth as the final prize - when it spills over into universal mayhem? SKRULLS! helps answer these questions and gives you the clues to ask even more! Featuring detailed information about the full expanse of Skrull history - including biographical data of classic Skrulls through the ages, reprints of key moments from Skrull history and original material that will help form a deeper understanding of the Skrull race...all from a Skrull perspective. SKRULLS! is 64 pages and no ads full of shape-shifting secrets!

64 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

SQUADRON SUPREME 2 #1
Written by HOWARD CHAYKIN

Penciled by MARCO TURINI

Cover by GREG LAND

“POWER TO THE PEOPLE” PART 1 (OF 6)

They were gods walking the Earth… powerful but flawed, they dreamed of remaking the world in their image. After their apocalyptic battle with Redstone, and after their terrifying fight with the Ultimate Universe, that dream has become a nightmare. While mankind struggles to rebuild, new heroes appear -- and Nick Fury, left behind after the hit ULTIMATE POWER limited series, learns the shocking secrets of four astronauts who returned to Earth…changed. Join comics legend HOWARD CHAYKIN and newcomer MARCO TURINI to ask the question -- whatever happened to the Squadron Supreme?

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

THOR #10
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Pencils & Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

J. Michael Straczynski and Olivier Coipel’s unstoppable new vision of Thor barrels on stronger than ever! As the Asgardians returned to this life and Thor returned to Midgard, so came the ills that have plagued the gods and man for millennia. Now for the first time since their rebirth, Thor and his fellow hero-gods are venturing forth from the Shining City to confront the growing evils that amass on their horizon…and within their walls…

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

TRUE BELIEVERS #1 (of 5)
Written by CARY BATES

Pencils & Cover by PAUL GULACY

“PAYBACK IS A BITCH”

Super heroes running a female fight club? Unbelievable perhaps, but it's a tale of depravity that will send shockwaves across the globe once the sordid details appear on a podcast uploaded by the TRUE BELIEVERS! Who are these counter-culture subversives with strange powers and abilities who have proclaimed themselves 'warriors of the information age'? The True Believers not only speak truth to power, they wield it like a weapon using it to root out lies and deception, cover-ups and conspiracies wherever they find them. Whether it’s S.H.I.E.L.D. or the Illuminati, HYDRA or Weapon X, the CIA or the CSA, no target is too big and no one is off-limits -- including a wary superhuman community with plenty of its own secrets to hide!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ASTONISHING X-MEN #25
Written by WARREN ELLIS

Pencils & Wraparound Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

It’s the book you’ve been waiting for. The superstar team of Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi are ready to take the X-Men to the “Second Stage”! “Messiah CompleX” pulled the X-Men team together, “Divided We Stand” tore them apart. Now the X-Men are back to business -- with a new look, a new base of operations, and a mystery to solve that will take them into previously uncharted territory and test them to their core!

SFX TIE-IN

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #500
Written by ED BRUBAKER & MATT FRACTION

Penciled by GREG LAND & TERRY DODSON

50/50 Wraparound Cover by ALEX ROSS

50/50 Wraparound Cover by GREG LAND

Variant Cover by MICHAEL TURNER

Variant Cover by TERRY DODSON

“SFX”, PART 1!

Sentinels? What? And Magneto? And is that the Master Mold? What the hell is going on in San Francisco now that the Uncanny X-Men have relocated there? They’ve got a new Headquarters and a new status quo as the gauntlet is thrown for a new era of mutantkind. It’s all here in the double-sized anniversary issue that sets up the plotlines that will be developed over the next year in UNCANNY. And it’s all brought to you by the hot writing team of Ed Brubaker & Matt Fraction (Immortal Iron Fist) and fan favorite artists Greg Land (ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR, X-MEN: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY) and Terry Dodson (SPIDER-MAN/BLACK CAT, Wonder Woman). New creators, new home. The future begins now.

48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

X-MEN: LEGACY #214
Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by SCOT EATON

Cover by ALAN DAVIS

Sinister’s machinations finally come to a head, after decades of preparations. Can Xavier discover the secrets to the plot against his mind before his loses his sanity? Or will he become another in a long line of victims? Either way, he just may learn things about his past he’ll come to regret. Guest starring Sebastian Shaw and the deadliest gator in the swamp, Gambit!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-FORCE #5

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE

Pencils & 50/50 Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

50/50 Bloody Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

“ANGELS AND DEMONS”

It began with one simple mission: Kill the Purifier leader Matthew Risman before he kills any more mutants. But everything went to hell…and now it gets worse. Wolfsbane’s decent continues. War rages between Risman and Bastion. The Choir rises. And if that weren’t enough... it’s X-FORCE VERSUS ARCHANGEL. Part 5 (of 6)

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

CABLE #5

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Pencils & Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI

Variant Cover by MARC SILVESTRI

The war that started in “Messiah CompleX” continues here! Hang on to your Bjorn-straps, people: Here it is, the can’t-miss conclusion to “War Baby”! Both Cable and Bishop have crossed lines they thought they’d never cross. There’s no going back now. And in the disaster-ravaged streets of a near-future Manhattan, it all comes down to which X-Man wants to accomplish his objective more. The gloves are off…the guns are loaded…and nobody’s going to walk out of this one unscathed…

including the baby!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

YOUNG X-MEN #4
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM

Penciled by YANICK PAQUETTE

Cover by TERRY DODSON

“NEW GENESIS,” part 4 (of 5)

It’s the Young X-Men vs. the Hellfire Club! Will the kids survive? Marc Guggenheim (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, WOLVERINE, Eli Stone) and Yanick Paquette (ULTIMATE X-MEN) pack more surprises than you can handle into this issue. Do not miss this!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WOLVERINE #67
Written by MARK MILLAR

Pencils & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

“OLD MAN LOGAN”

Logan owes the Hulk Gang. He owes them big, and they’re not the kind to let a debt slide, even for the guy who -- 50 years ago -- called himself Wolverine. So Logan’s agreed to a crazy ride across America with the blind archer, Hawkeye, to deliver a package to the East Coast. First stop: San Francisco…but only if Logan and Hawkeye can make it past -- the GHOST RIDERS. MARK MILLAR and STEVE MCNIVEN -- the best-selling creative team of the 21st century -- continue the biggest Wolverine story the future has ever seen! Part 2 (of 8)

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

ANGEL: REVELATIONS #3 (of 5)
Written by ROBERTO

AGUIRRE-SACASA

Art & Cover by ADAM POLLINA

Warren Worthington III thought he had it easy. Wealthy upbringing, posh prep school, hot girlfriend…but all of that ended when wings started growing from his back! Now the young man who will be Angel of the X-Men is embarking on his first adventure, and discovering what makes him a hero. Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN) with groundbreaking art by Adam Pollina in his stunning return to the X-Men!

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

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #27
Written by DANIEL WAY

Penciled by STEPHEN SEGOVIA

Cover by GREG LAND

“SON OF X”

The origin of Daken, the son of Wolverine! Following in his father’s footsteps, Daken is inducted into a secret society of killers and trained by the master himself -- the mysterious being known as Romulus. But now that Daken has been freed from his master’s grasp by his father, Wolverine, has his training ended…or has it just begun? Part 2 (of 2).

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

GENEXT #3 (of 5)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Penciled by PATRICK SCHERBERGER

Cover by DOUG GREGORYALEXANDER

No-Name. Her past is a mystery, both to her fellow students at the Xavier Institute as well as the faculty and staff. Nevertheless, that past is coming back to haunt her. When her teammates awake to find their nameless friend missing, there’s no way they can just let the matter go, no matter what the school’s headmasters say! Continuing the story of the offspring of the X-Men we know from writer who made the X-Men what they are today, Chris Claremont!

48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

NEW EXILES #8
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Penciled by TOM GRUMMETT

Cover by ALAN DAVIS

The Exiles find themselves caught in a war on an Earth where Napoleon’s empire has been reigning for centuries, but the team has more than a few troubles to contend with. Psylocke finds herself in the far east, where echoes of her past on her own Earth leave her reeling. Gambit, meanwhile, finds himself in familiar waters on his first mission with the team, while the others get caught up in a web of politics and Imperial intrigue.

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN: ODD MEN OUT ONE-SHOT
Written by ROGER STERN & MICHAEL HIGGINS

Penciled by DAVE COCKRUM

Cover by ERIC NGUYEN

Featuring two never-before-seen stories illustrated by the late, legendary Dave Cockrum. First up, relive the history of the

X-Men, as recounted by Professor X and his old friend, former FBI Agent Fred Duncan. Then, the New Mutants - Rictor, Boom Boom, Cannonball, Rusty, Skids, Sunspot and Wolvesbane - face off against the Mad Thinker.

48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #5
Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Penciled by CLAYTON HENRY

Cover by SALVADOR ESPIN

“TO ME, MY X-MEN! You must immediately pursue Wolverine into Canada! He has defected back to ALPHA FLIGHT...and taken Kitty Pryde with him!”

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #14
Written by JEFF PARKER

Art and Cover by ROGER CRUZ

The X-Men's new friend Aaron isn't acting quite right. As it turns out, neither are the rest of the X-Series androids back at his secret facility. You might even say they're starting to become... murderously unstable.

PLUS: A Colleen Coover Cartoon!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: UNCANNY X-MEN 500 ISSUES CELEBRATION

Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS

In 1963, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby launched a new title that featured a band of teenagers and their wheelchair-bound mentor, all possessing an "X-Tra" power that made them unique...and feared by humanity. UNCANNY X-MEN went through some early highs and lows before exploding back onto the scene in the late 1970s under the auspices of Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum and John Byrne - fast becoming a phenomenon that would break out of the comics industry and become a worldwide sensation. It would make characters like Wolverine, Phoenix and Rogue household names, and launch the careers of talents like Paul Smith, Marc Silvestri, Jim Lee and Joe Madureira - to name just a few. In honor of UNCANNY X-MEN's milestone 500th issue, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT throws a party to celebrate one of the greatest comics of all time. Join us as we look back at 500 issues worth of amazing characters, top creative talent and some of the most powerful stories in the medium.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN 500 ISSUES POSTER BOOK

Thirty-six posters celebrating 500 issues of UNCANNY X-MEN!

72 PGS./No Rating …$6.99

FOOLKILLER: SHORT TIME #1 (of 5)
Written by GREGG HURWITZ

Penciled by PAUL AZACETA

Cover by TOMM COKER

“SHORT TIME,” PART 1

Los Angeles. The City of Angels. For a town that thinks it's pretty, there's plenty of ugly to go around. That's where the Foolkiller comes in -- taking a scalpel to warts, expurgating the cancer that grows in society's gut. When an ex-con named Darius Goode is brutally murdered just two days out of Lompoc, it barely makes the police blotter. But when signs point to Goode being the latest victim of the clandestine hate-crime organization known as the White Angels, the Foolkiller has to get involved. Thus begins a bloody search that takes him from the Hollywood Hills to the city’s back alleys and eventually across the path of the one vigilante whose legend exceeds even his own. Yep, him.

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

HAUNT OF HORROR: LOVECRAFT #2 (of 3)
Written by RICHARD CORBEN

Pencils & Cover by RICHARD CORBEN

Horror comics legend RICHARD CORBEN (HAUNT OF HORROR: EDGAR ALLAN POE) brings you a new 3-issue limited series that offers eerie new spins on the poems and short stories of H.P. Lovecraft. Each issue features three adaptations -- beautifully rendered in black and white with gray tones as only Corben can do it -- along with a printing of the original source text by H.P. Lovecraft. In this second issue, Corben brings you “The Music of Eric Zann,” “The Canal,” and “The Lamp.” It’s classic Lovecraft with a new twist!

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

WAR IS HELL: THE FIRST FLIGHT OF THE PHANTOM EAGLE #5 (of 5)
Written by GARTH ENNIS

Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN

Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

The stunning conclusion to Garth Ennis (PUNISHER MAX) and Howard Chaykin’s (PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL) gritty World War I fighter pilot saga. The body count has reached an all time high and the pressures of combat have taken their toll on Karl Kauffman. Can he survive the war with his sanity intact? Can he survive at all?

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

PUNISHER #59
Written by GARTH ENNIS

Penciled by GORAN PARLOV

Cover by TIM BRADSTREET

“VALLEY FORGE, VALLEY FORGE,” PART 5

Garth Ennis concludes his seminal run on PUNISHER -- in style. It all comes down to a tape. And what seven desperate and insanely powerful men have done to conceal it. So far, they’re off to a good start: A Special Forces Squad has got the drop on the Punisher and is poised to fulfill the kill order. But then there’s a twist -- a development no one could have seen coming, least of all Frank Castle -- and things get really interesting.

32 PGS./Explicit Content …$2.99

KICK-ASS #5
Written by MARK MILLAR

Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

Since he put on the green wetsuit and became Kick-Ass, Dave Lizewski has broken both legs, shattered his back; been run over by a Mercedes, smashed by garbage cans, and clobbered by gangsters; become a YouTube phenomenon and inspired a wave of costumed vigilantes…but none of that can compare to what’s going to happen now that John Genovese knows who he is. The super hero sensation of 2008 continues, courtesy of Mark Millar (CIVIL WAR, WOLVERINE, 1985, FANTASTIC FOUR) and John Romita Jr. (WORLD WAR HULK, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN)!

32 PGS./Mature …$2.99

CRIMINAL Vol. 3: The Dead and the Dying TPB

Winner of the Eisner Award for Best New Series, and Winner of the Harvey and Eisner Awards for Best Writer!

The third collection of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' critically-acclaimed noir series follows a different twist of the knife this time -- telling three interlinking stories that take place during the early 1970s and swirl around the fate of a hard-luck Femme Fatale, a boxer and a thief and killer just home from Vietnam. Each story is told from a different narrative point-of-view, so we can see the varied secrets and hidden desires that ultimately lead to a lot of murder and mayhem.

With an introduction by award-winning writer/director John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood, Shaft)

104 pgs/Mature Content... $11.99

CRIMINAL #5
By Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

Nothing is what it seems when a woman on the run falls for a man running from his past!

“Bad Night” Part 2 of 4, twists like a knife in your back, as the multiple-award-winning series CRIMINAL keeps the hits coming! Jacob K. is no stranger to trouble, or to the strangers that bring trouble with them. Still, his coincidental meeting with a beautiful woman in need of shelter is beginning to turn his life upside down, and he’s starting to wonder if he even cares. And he’s also wondering if there are really any coincidences in life. See what these bad nights will bring him, and if he’ll get out alive.

And on top of this longer-than-usual length main story, CRIMINAL now features an expanded back-pages section, as well - with articles by Brubaker and other top crime writers, from novelists to screenwriters to comic writers. These noir articles have become a popular piece of the CRIMINAL package, and are something that can only be found in the comics, not in any collections.

So don’t miss out on the start of a new story arc in the most acclaimed crime comic on the stands!

40PGS/Mature Content/No Ads... $3.50

POWERS #31
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING

"Z" Part 2

BRAND NEW STORY ARC! NEW FORMAT! HOP ON THE POWERS TRAIN! Who were the Rat Pack of the Powers universe? And was Detective Christian Walker one of them? When the controversial crime fighter only known as Z meets his maker, the investigation reveals a secret chapter of Walker's past. Will Walker's true origin reveal itself to those closest to him? And can they handle it?! Plus: Deena Pilgrim faces her future.

40 PGS./Mature…$3.95

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 2 HC
Written by JOE SIMON & JACK KIRBY with STAN LEE

Penciled by JOE SIMON & JACK KIRBY with CHARLES NICHOLAS,

AL AVISON & AL GABRIELE

Cover by JOE SIMON & JACK KIRBY

From the heart of comics’ Golden Age come the earliest adventures of the greatest patriot to grace the four-color page: Captain America! Created on the eve of America’s entry into World War II, these stories are full of jaw-busting battles against the Nazi menace, mad scientists, crazed carnivals and mysteries at the ballpark that could only come from Joe Simon and Jack Kirby - two of the medium’s greatest visionaries! But there’s more to enjoy than just the adventures of Cap and Bucky; you’ll also meet Stan Lee’s wartime correspondent, “Headline” Hunter; the mighty Hurricane; Father Time; and Tuk, Cave Boy - and enjoy house ads, Sentinel of Liberty updates and puzzle pages in these complete and fully restored collections of the rarest hits from the Marvel archives!

Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #5-8.

280 PGS./All Ages …$59.99

ISBN:978-0-7851-2228-9

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 2 HC - VARIANT EDITION VOL. 99

280 PGS./All Ages …$59.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2229-6

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE DEFENDERS VOL. 1 HC
Written by ROY THOMAS & STEVE ENGLEHART

Penciled by ROSS ANDRU & SAL BUSCEMA

Cover by NEAL ADAMS

Leap into the adventures of the dynamic Defenders, comics’ greatest non-team! Bonded in a mutual mission are the mightiest misfits in the Marvel U.: the Incredible Hulk, the Sub-Mariner and the Silver Surfer. But these warriors three don’t rest on bylaws and butlers; they - along with the Master of the Mystic Arts, Dr. Strange, and the defiant Valkyrie - come together only in moments of utmost crisis. Facing enemies from across the incomprehensible divide, the Defenders square off against Dormammu; the Nameless One; the Enchantress; and a dark menace from Dr. Strange’s past, the sorcerer Cyrus Black. It’s not just baddies they do battle with, though. In a prelude to the epic Avengers/Defenders War, Hulk, Namor and the Silver Surfer go head-to-head with the mighty Avengers in a fight that pits hero against hero like none other!

Collecting SUB-MARINER #34-35, MARVEL FEATURE #1-3 and THE DEFENDERS #1-6.

256 PGS./All Ages …$54.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3044-4

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE DEFENDERS VOL. 1 HC - VARIANT EDITION VOL. 100

256 PGS./All Ages …$54.99

ISBN: 9978-0-7851-3045-1

ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST BOOK 2 HC
Written by JAVIER GRILLO-MARXUACH, DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING

Penciled by KYLE HOTZ, SEAN CHEN & TOM RANEY

Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT

The next Annihilation epic continues with the newest addition to Marvel's galaxy of sci-fi stars and the last remaining Nova Corps centurian, as the action builds to the main event! Who is the haunted loner known as Wraith? What are his chilling powers, how did he get them, and what is the tragic quest that drives him? Meanwhile, Rich Rider stood toe to toe with Annihilus, but can the Human Rocket face a foe that has an entire galaxy on lockdown? What will happen when a man used to flying anywhere finds himself trapped with nowhere to run? And finally, in the wake of the Phalanx's sneak attack on the Kree Empire, heroes separated by distance but united by willpower have taken their first steps toward liberating a galaxy in peril. Now, all the threads begin to weave together -- and if you thought the surprises were over, think again! What are the Phalanx really after? What new players will change the game? Grab your weapon and join the fight for freedom with Wraith, Nova, Quasar, Star-Lord and more!

Collecting ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST - WRAITH #1-4, NOVA #4-7 and ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST #1-6. 344 PGS./Rated T+ …$39.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2716-1

Trim size: oversized

POWER PACK VOL. 1 HC
Written by MARC SUMERAK

Penciled by GURIHIRU

Cover by GURIHIRU

It’s all-ages action in the mighty Marvel manner! Marvel's youngest team of super heroes returns for more awesome action, family fun and Snark-stomping adventures - and this time they’ve brought some very special friends! Hot on the heels of four fun-filled, all-ages solo adventures, everyone's favorite super-powered siblings team up with Marvel’s merry mutants, the X-Men! Featuring Wolverine, Beast, Nightcrawler and Cyclops! Then, Power Pack returns for another titanic team-up - and this time, it's Earth's Mightiest Heroes leading the charge! Featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman and more!

Collecting POWER PACK #1-4, X-MEN AND POWER PACK #1-4, and AVENGERS AND POWER PACK ASSEMBLE! #1-4. 280 PGS./All Ages …$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2915-8

Trimsize: oversized

Note: This is a resolicit. All previous orders were canceled.

ULTIMATE IRON MAN II PREMIERE HC

Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD

Penciled by PASQUAL FERRY

Covers by PASQUAL FERRY & GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

The untold origin of Iron Man continues - written by international best-selling author Orson Scott Card! When last we saw him, young Tony Stark was nearly blown to bits. How much of him survived his initial Iron Man trial run, and where does the young genius go from here? Plus: How does James Rhodes fit into Tony’s plans for the perfect fighting machine? Four-time Hugo Award-winner, two-time Nebula Award-winner and World Fantasy Award-winner Orson Scott Card (author of Ender’s Game) returns to the Ultimate Universe, now joined by ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR’s Pasqual Ferry!

Collecting ULTIMATE IRON MAN II #1-5.

120 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2995-0

Trim size: standard

This was previously solicited, all orders have been cancelled.

ULTIMATE IRON MAN II PREMIERE HC - DIRECT MARKET ONLY
120 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3032-1

ULTIMATE IRON MAN TPB STILL AVAILABLE! $14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1499-8)

SPIDER-MAN: BRAND NEW DAY VOL. 2 PREMIERE HC
Written by BOB GALE & ZEB WELLS

Penciled by PHIL JIMENEZ, CHRIS BACHALO & BARRY KITSON

Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ

Spider-Man’s Brand New Day continues, with more all-new adventures. Two new creative teams join the fray as writers Bob Gale (the Back to the Future trilogy) and Zeb Wells (HEROES FOR HIRE) rock Spidey’s world along with new artists Phil Jimenez (NEW X-MEN), Chris Bachalo (X-MEN) and Barry Kitson (THE ORDER). Peter confronts major changes at the Daily Bugle while New York is under siege by a blizzard, and a new villain, Freak, rampages through town. If he hopes to stand a chance against this new threat, Spider-Man is going to have to enlist the help of his New Avengers teammates!

Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #552-558.

168 PGS./Rated A …$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2844-1

Trim size: standard

CAPTAIN MARVEL: SECRET INVASION PREMIERE HC
Written by BRIAN REED

Penciled by LEE WEEKS

Cover by LEE WEEKS

From the pages of CIVIL WAR comes the tale of a man out of time! An accident in the Negative Zone propels Captain Marvel from the past to the present day. Now, he must come to terms not only with his own impending death, but with the way the world has changed in the time he has been gone. Brian Reed (NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI, MS. MARVEL) and Lee Weeks (DAREDEVIL, SPIDER-MAN: DEATH AND DESTINY) bring you the story that returns one of Marvel's greatest heroes back where he belongs.

Collecting CAPTAIN MARVEL #1-5 and CIVIL WAR: THE RETURN.

144 PGS./Rated A …$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3303-2

Trim size: standard

MOON KNIGHT VOL. 3: GOD & COUNTRY PREMIERE HC
Written by MIKE BENSON & CHARLIE HUSTON

Penciled by MARK TEXEIRA & JAVIER SALTARES

Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM

Award-winning TV writer Mike Benson (Entourage) takes over the reins, with co-plotter Charlie Huston! Moon Knight is back in the game -- leaving a trail of broken bodies in his wake -- and everyone wants to know the same thing: Who the hell gave this psycho a Registration Card? But no one wants to know more than the architect of the Initiative, Tony Stark. As the body count grows, the pressure to bring in the poster child for super-powered irresponsibility might grow too much for Stark to ignore. And when that

happens?

Collecting MOON KNIGHT #14-19.

144 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2892-2

Trim size: standard

PUNISHER: WELCOME BACK, FRANK PREMIERE HC
Written by GARTH ENNIS

Penciled by STEVE DILLON

Cover by TIM BRADSTREET

The bestselling saga that redefined one of the Marvel Universe’s most unique characters! Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon deliver a wild ride of innovative chaos, reinstating the Punisher as an unstoppable force dispensing his vigilante justice on the streets of New York City. But not everyone is happy to see him return: Two unlucky cops draw the unenviable task of capturing him, while the ruthless Ma Gnucci and her gang will stop at nothing to see him dead. The Punisher also must contend with nosy neighbors and the rise of three copycats - the Holy, Elite and Mr. Payback - who want him to join their crime-cleansing force.

Collecting PUNISHER (2000) #1-12.

288 PGS./Parental Advisory …$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3384-1

Trim size: standard

PUNISHER: WELCOME BACK, FRANK PREMIERE HC - DIRECT MARKET ONLY
288 PGS./Parental Advisory …$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3385-8

X-MEN: LONGSHOT PREMIERE HC
Written by ANN NOCENTI

Penciled by ART ADAMS

Cover by ART ADAMS

Leather, looks and luck - put 'em all together, they spell Longshot! The non-mutant X-Man's first trip to Earth is reprinted here in its entirety, introducing the scintillating Spiral and the murky madness that is Mojo, menaces that threaten the Marvel Universe to this day! Guest-starring Spider-Man, She-Hulk and Doctor Strange!

Collecting LONGSHOT #1-6.

192 PGS./All Ages …$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3091-8

Trim size: standard

X-MEN: LONGSHOT PREMIERE HC - VARIANT EDITION VOL. 14
192 PGS./All Ages …$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3092-8

MINI MARVELS: ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS DIGEST
Written by CHRIS GIARRUSSO

Penciled by CHRIS GIARRUSSO

Cover by CHRIS GIARRUSSO

Here come the Mini Marvels in their very own comedy/adventure digest! Featuring Spidey, Wolvie, Iron Man, Hulk and more Marvel favorites - reimagined for an all-ages audience!

96 PGS./All Ages …$9.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3211-0

Note: This digest will have a limited print run

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 9: NEW YORK’S FINEST DIGEST
Written by PAUL TOBIN

Penciled by DAVID HAHN

Cover by GRAHAM NOLAN

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 the Rhino, the Mad Thinker and his Awesome Android, A.I.M., and evil (though quite amateur) versions of some of Marveldom’s mightiest heroes!

Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #33-36.

96 PGS./All Ages …$7.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2985-1

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FAMILY OF HEROES…$6.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1858-6)

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FANTASTIC VOYAGES…$6.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1859-4)

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 3:

WORLD'S GREATEST…$6.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2002-5)

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 4:

COSMIC THREATS…$6.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2208-7)

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 5:

ALL 4 ONE, 4 FOR ALL…$6.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2209-5)

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 6:

MONSTERS & MYSTERIES DIGEST…$6.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2380-6)

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 7:

THE SILVER SURFER…$6.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2485-6)

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 8:

MONSTERS, MOLES, COWBOYS & COUPONS…$7.99

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ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES VOL. 1 TPB

Written by LAURELL. K. HAMILTON,

STACIE RITCHIE, & JESS RUFFNER-BOOTH

Penciled by BRETT BOOTH

Cover by BRETT BOOTH

New York Times bestselling author Laurell. K. Hamilton offers readers a brand-new experience in the world of Anita Blake! Fusing mythology, werewolves and vampires with a story loaded with mystery, action and romance, the Anita Blake novels take place in a world where vampires, werewolves and other creatures of nightmare have been declared legal citizens of the United States. Anita Blake is an “animator” - a profession that involves raising the dead for a living. She is also known as a fearsome hunter of criminal vampires, and she moonlights by investigating cases that are far too much for “conventional” police. But as Anita gains the attention of the vampire masters in her hometown of St. Louis, she also risks revealing an intriguing secret about herself - the source of her unusual strength and power. As a special treat, Anita Blake fans will also discover an original side story featuring Anita and Dolph, by Laurell. K. Hamilton.

Collecting ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES #1-6.

168 PGS./Parental Advisory …$14.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2581-5

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 18: APOCALYPSE TPB
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN

Penciled by SALVADOR LARROCA & HARVEY TOLIBAO

Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

t’s dark times for the X-Men as the evolutionary emperor known as Apocalypse arrives! Will even the X-Men be enough to battle a being who has plotted our death and destruction for ages?! Meanwhile, two more monstrous threats - who look eerily like Stryfe and Onslaught - rear their ugly heads to ensure the young mutants’ downfall!

Collecting ULTIMATE X-MEN #89-93.

120 PGS./Rated T+ …$13.99

ISBN:978-0-7851-2550-1

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ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 2: RETURN TO WEAPON X...$14.95 (ISBN: 0-7851-0868-8)

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 3: WORLD TOUR...$17.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-0961-7)

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 4: HELLFIRE & BRIMSTONE...$12.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1089-5)

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 5: ULTIMATE WAR...$10.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1129-8)

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 6: RETURN OF THE KING...$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1091-7)

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 7: BLOCKBUSTER...$14.95 (ISBN: 0-7851-1219-7)

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 8: NEW MUTANTS...$12.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1161-1)

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 9: THE TEMPEST...$10.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1404-1)

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 10: CRY WOLF...$8.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1405-X)

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 11: THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME...$12.99 (0-7851-1659-1)

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 12: HARD LESSONS...$9.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1801-2)

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 13: MAGNETIC NORTH...$12.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1906-X)

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 14: PHOENIX?...$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2019-X)

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 15: MAGICAL…$11.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2020-3)

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 16: CABLE…$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2548-5)

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 17: SENTINELS…$15.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2549-5)

HULK: WWH - WARBOUND TPB
Written by GREG PAK

Penciled by LEONARD KIRK

Cover by JIM CHEUNG

The puny humans hate the Warbound, the savage alien monsters who joined the Hulk in his quest for vengeance against the heroes of Earth. But when new horrors arise in the New Mexico desert, the puny humans might just learn that a savage alien monster or two can be pretty handy in a pinch. What is Gammaworld? Which deadly enemy from the Hulk's past has returned? And who here dares to learn what it is to be Warbound, in life and death, whatever may come?

Collecting WORLD WAR HULK: WARBOUND #1-5.

120 PGS./Rated T+ …$12.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-1688-2

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HULK: WWH - FRONT LINE…$16.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2666-9)

HULK: WWH - GAMMA CORPS…$10.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2804-5)

HULK: WWH - INCREDIBLE HERC…$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2991-2)

HULK: WWH - WARBOUND…$12.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-1688-2)

HULK: WWH - X-MEN…$24.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2888-5)

THOR BY J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI VOL. 1 TPB

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Penciled by OLIVIER COIPEL

Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

“Thor… succeeds quite well in blending fictional gods with very real conflicts…” - IGN.com

Thor is back! And in a story only J. Michael Straczynski could tell! Returned to the pantheon of great Marvel heroes, the Asgardian God of Thunder is reunited with the mortal form of Dr. Don Blake. Together, they must reckon with the legacy of the mythic Norse kingdom and the awakening of its immortal heroes - but in a world that may not want them back!

Collecting THOR #1-6.

160 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-1722-3

X-MEN: ENDANGERED SPECIES TPB
Written by MIKE CAREY, CHRISTOS N. GAGE & CHRISTOPHER YOST

Penciled by SCOT EATON, MARK BAGLEY, MIKE PERKINS & ANDREA DIVITO

Cover by MARC SILVESTRI

“No More Mutants.” They say words can never hurt you. But they never met Wanda Maximoff. At the height of her madness during the crisis known as M Day, the Scarlet Witch uttered those three little words that obliterated nearly the entire species of mutants, consigning them to the dustbin of Darwin’s evolution. Following in the wake of DECIMATION, and setting up the final showdown with fate in the X-Men event MESSIAH COMPLEX, ENDANGERED SPECIES finds the Beast in a race against the clock to see what he can do to save the destiny of his fellow mutants before time runs out. Alone and with the future in his hands, can he stumble upon the key that will bring about a positive change, or will a species now endangered be headed irrevocably for extinction?

Collecting the story originally serialized in the X-MEN: ENDANGERED SPECIES one-shot X-MEN #200-204, UNCANNY X-MEN #488-491, X-FACTOR #21-23 and NEW X-MEN #40-42.

192 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2820-5

WOLVERINE: THE DEATH OF WOLVERINE TPB
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM & JASON AARON

Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN

Cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN

Wolverine dies! This is it: The story that takes Marvel's feral mutant to the limit - and beyond! With Wolverine reduced to a brain-dead vegetable, you'd think that was the end of his adventures - but it's actually just the beginning of Logan’s greatest challenge yet. Guest-starring Iron Man and Dr. Strange! Plus: All a recently divorced, down-on-his-luck ex-cop, Wendell Rayfield, has going for him is his new job. A job that involves a very large machine gun, a hole in the ground, a certain hirsute mutant and several thousand bullets. We all know what damage Wolverine can do with his claws, but how dangerous can he really be when all he's able to do is talk? Wendell Rayfield is about to find out.

Collecting WOLVERINE #56-61.

160 PGS./Parental Advisory …$14.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2612-6

CIVIL WAR: WOLVERINE TPB STILL AVAILABLE!

$17.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1980-9)

NOVA VOL. 2: KNOWHERE TPB
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING

Penciled by WELLINTON ALVES, MAHMUD A. ASRAR,

KLEBS JR. & PAUL PELLETIER

Cover by NIC KLEIN

It’s the Phalanx, the New Mutants' Warlock and more in a second volume rocketing right from the pages of ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST! We’ve seen Richard Rider burnt to a crisp, replaced by a Kree hottie and turned to the dark side. But just wait until you see what the last surviving “space cop” faces now! What is the haunted place called Knowhere? Who are Xarth’s Mightiest Heroes? Why will the new character named Cosmo quickly become one of your favorites? Oh…and what well-known CONQUEST characters are hot on our hero’s trail? As Nova enters the final phase of his epic quest for the key to defeating the Phalanx, the lone Centurion faces his darkest hour. Past, present and future clash, as the tyrannical techno-fiends make one last attempt to enslave him -- in an act that will unravel Rider’s life right back to the moment where he first became the man called Nova - and possibly reveal his future!

Plus: A special standalone thriller that traps Nova and Gamora, the universe’s most dangerous woman, together - and also the big return of the New Mutants’ Warlock - in the next volume of the series that IGN.com crowns “one of Marvel’s best new series.”

Collecting NOVA #8-12 and NOVA ANNUAL #1.

160 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2632-4

NOVA VOL. 1: ANNIHILATION - CONQUEST TPB STILL AVAILABLE!

$17.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2631-7)

SILVER SURFER: REQUIEM TPB
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Penciled by ESAD RIBIC

Cover by ESAD RIBIC

The Silver Surfer’s final voyage! For untold years, Norrin Radd has surfed the galaxy, exploring the darkness between stars, witnessing the rise and fall of vast civilizations. Now, his ride is about to come to an end. It starts with a small spot - a blemish that will spread until he is no more. Until then, the Silver Surfer would undertake his final voyage - to the one destination that has always eluded him.

Collecting SILVER SURFER: REQUIEM #1-4.

104 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-1796-4

THE ORDER VOL. 2: CALIFORNIA DREAMING TPB
Written by MATT FRACTION

Penciled by BARRY KITSON

Cover by BARRY KITSON

A super-powered girl-gang known as the Black Dahlias takes the law into their own hands, and it’s up to the Order to shut them down -- even if some members of the team agree with their purpose. And what does the mysterious-ish M.A.N. from S.H.A.D.O.W. want with former Order members? Meanwhile, out in the desert, some of the Order struggle to separate the difference between Hopi Lizard People and plain old run-of-the-mill gamma monsters. Oh! And guess what washes up on-shore in San Diego?

Collecting THE ORDER #6-10.

120 PGS./Rated T+ …$12.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2796-3

THE ORDER VOL. 1: THE NEXT RIGHT THING TPB
STILL AVAILABLE!

$12.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2795-6)

COUNTER X VOL. 1 TPB
Written by WARREN ELLIS & IAN EDGINGTON

Penciled by WHILCE PORTACIO, IAN MEDINA, ARIEL OLIVETTI & ENRIQUE BRECCIA

Cover by WHILCE PORTACIO

Like all mutants, X-Force must face a callous and deadly world -- but now they've been trained for it by Peter Wisdom, one of the most callous and deadly mutants of all! The proactive paranormal platoon faces a city transformed by Cold War mad science and a mutant druglord terrorist, but will their deadliest enemies be Wisdom's long-lost allies? Featuring killer zombies, exploding buildings and the dynamic Domino!

Collecting X-FORCE #102-109.

192 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3304-9

CAPTAIN AMERICA: OPERATION REBIRTH (NEW PRINTING) TPB
Written by MARK WAID

Penciled by RON GARNEY

& PINO RINALDI

Cover by RON GARNEY

The world again believes Captain America dead, but his life is saved by one he himself thought lost forever: S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Sharon Carter, the gallant girlfriend he saw perish in flames long before! But his one-time true love has only rescued him on behalf of his deadliest enemy, the Red Skull, who can't conquer the world until he and Cap stop Adolf Hitler and the Cosmic Cube from doing it first! Will working with one evil against another cost Cap his place as the U.S.A.'s premier protector? Guest-starring the Avengers and Doctor Doom!

Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA #444-448 and #450-454.

264 PGS./All Ages …$29.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3126-7

INVADERS CLASSIC VOL. 2 TPB
Written by ROY THOMAS, ED SUMMER & STAN LEE

Penciled by FRANK ROBBINS, JIM MOONEY, ALEX SCHOMBURG, DON RICO, LEE ELIAS & AL AVISON

Cover by GIL KANE

After their first several sagas of success, the Invaders spread across the world to discover new friends and new foes, plus the ever-present question of which is which! Introducing Spitfire! Warrior Woman! The Golem! The Blue Bullet! The Spirit of '76! Agent Axis! Plus: genuine Golden Age villains not seen in decades! Crusaders, Avengers and Destroyers - all for you in '42!

Collecting INVADERS #10-21 and ANNUAL #1.

240 PGS./All Ages …$29.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3120-5

INVADERS CLASSIC VOL. 1 TPB STILL AVAILABLE!
$24.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2706-2)

MS. MARVEL VOL. 4: MONSTER SMASH TPB
Written by BRIAN REED

Penciled by AARON LOPRESTI

Cover by GREG HORN

It’s Ms. Marvel vs. arch-enemies of the Fantastic Four and the X-Men! Ms. Marvel’s new Lightning Storm strike force receives two recruits from the Initiative: Machine Man and Sleepwalker?! And when the young hero Araña is kidnapped, it's time for Carol Danvers to use her newly expanded team to squash an evil that's hit too close to home! Plus: This is it - one of the biggest mysteries of Ms. Marvel's life is revealed! Carol Danvers heads to Monster Island, where the alien Brood and the very fate of the Earth - and possibly the galaxy - hangs in the balance!

Collecting MS. MARVEL #18-24.

168 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2813-7

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL VOL. 3: HUNTER/HUNTED TPB
Written by MATT FRACTION

Penciled by ARIEL OLIVETTI, CORY WALKER, SCOTT WEGENER & HOWARD CHAYKIN

Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI

The reintroduction of a classic, brutal and bloodthirsty Kraven the Hunter! A bank robbery goes violently wrong - leaving the Rhino on the lam, running from the long arm of the law and, of course, the Punisher. As Frank Castle looks to settle the score with an old foe, the Hunter stalks the same prey, building himself the ultimate menagerie - a living, breathing super-human zoo! Add Spider-Man into this mix as the lone voice of sanity, and you've got chocolate and peanut butter with bullets dipped in it. Delicious! Violent! Explodey! Plus: Take a look inside the life and times of two misfits who’ve both been victims of the Punisher. And with WORLD WAR HULK in full swing and New York shut off from the outside world, who's left to protect those left behind? Frank @#$%!@!* Castle, that's who - and he's none too thrilled. As the insatiable Mung the Inconceivable rampages alone through lower Manhattan, Frank and Clarke help a small band of refugees hold back his relentless onslaught.

Collecting PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #12-17.

152 PGS./Parental Advisory …$14.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2664-5

ESSENTIAL DEFENDERS VOL. 4 TPB
Written by DAVID KRAFT, ED HANNIGAN, JIM SHOOTER, MARY JO DUFFY, STEVEN GRANT & MARK GRUENWALD

Penciled by ED HANNIGAN, BOB LUBBERS, SAL BUSCEMA, JIM MOONEY, DON PERLIN, BRUCE D. PATTERSON, HERB TRIMPE, JACK ABEL, JOE SINNOTT, TEX BLAISDELL & PABLO MARCOS

Cover by HERB TRIMPE

Havok, Nova, Captain Ultra...Shocker, Plantman, Batroc the Leaper - not the Defenders, but TWO incredible simulations! But the debacle of the dozens of "Defenders for a Day" is just the start for the latest look at Earth's Mightiest Non-Team! Will they be driven mad by Lunatik, or blown away by Foolkiller? International crises and extradimensional warfare abound! The secret of Omega the Unknown! Asgardians, androids and guys with wings on their heads! Plus: Spider-Man, the Black Panther and a guest-appearance by Millie the Model!

Collecting DEFENDERS #61-91.

584 PGS./All Ages …$16.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3061-1

These ESSENTIAL DEFENDERS TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!

ESSENTIAL DEFENDERS VOL. 1…$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1547-1)

ESSENTIAL DEFENDERS VOL. 2…$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2150-1)

ESSENTIAL DEFENDERS VOL. 3…$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2696-1)

ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 7 TPB
Written by GERRY CONWAY, TONY ISABELLA, LEN WEIN, STAN LEE, ROY THOMAS, MARV WOLFMAN, CHRIS CLAREMONT & STEVE ENGLEHART

Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA, JOE SINNOTT, RICH BUCKLER, ROSS ANDRU, BOB BROWN, DICK AYERS & JOE STATON

Cover by GIL KANE

Miracles, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the end of time - when the world nears its end, the Fantastic Four's day has just begun! The world's greatest super-team faces enemies from the future, the past, the Earth's four corners and the Fifth Dimension! Doctor Doom, Annihilus, Ultron and the world-changing wedding that united Inhuman and mutant, FFer and Avenger! Guest-starring Namor the Sub-Mariner, the Silver Surfer, the Inhumans and more from the circle of friends of Marvel's foremost family! Plus: the first appearance of X-Factor's Madrox the Multiple Man! You've come a long way, Jamie!

Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #138-159, GIANT-SIZE SUPER-STARS #1, GIANT-SIZE FANTASTIC FOUR #2-4 and AVENGERS #127.

560 PGS./All Ages …$16.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3063-5

These ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!

ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 1...$16.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3302-5)

ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 2...$14.95 (ISBN: 0-7851-0731-2)

ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 3...$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2625-2)

ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 4...$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1484-X)

ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 5...$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2162-5)

ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 6...$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2697-X)

ESSENTIAL DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 1 TPB (ALL-NEW EDITION)
Written by STAN LEE

Penciled by STEVE DITKO

Cover by STEVE DITKO

Relive the Marvel’s Master of the Mystic Arts’ earliest adventures! Featuring appearances by his arch-foes Baron Mordo, the Dread Dormammu, Nightmare, Aggamon, the House of Shadows, Loki, the Mindless Ones and more!

Collecting STRANGE TALES #110, #111 and #114-168.

608 PGS./All Ages …$16.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3307-0

THESE ESSENTIAL DOCTOR STRANGE TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!

ESSENTIAL DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 2…$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1668-0)

ESSENTIAL DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 3…$16.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2733-8)

UNCANNY X-MEN ALEX ROSS POSTER
36x24 Color Poster…$7.99
Final Order Cut-Off 6/12, (On-Sale 7/9/08)

Uncanny x-men by greg land POSTER
55x20 Color Poster…$15.99
FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF 6/26, (ON-SALE 7/23/08)

MARVEL PREVIEWS #58

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 5/28/08

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