Marvel Solicitations for October, 2008

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ENDER'S GAME: FIRST SERIES #1 (of 5)

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST

Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY

Variant Cover by TBA

Sketch Variant Cover by TBA

There’s a war coming.  The same aliens who almost destroyed Earth once are coming back to get the whole job done this time.  But we aren’t going to just sit and die.  The international military is taking our best and brightest to mold them into the finest military minds ever--and they’re taking them young.  8-year-old Ender Wiggin is the best they’ve ever found.  Can he save the Earth?  Can he survive Battle School and the game that they will force him to play?  The legendary sci-fi epic by New York Times Bestseller Orson Scott Card comes to comics!  Join hot writer Christopher Yost (X-FORCE) and superstar Pasqual Ferry(ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR, ULTIMATE IRON MAN) as they tell one of the greatest science fiction story of all time.

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

© 2008 Orson Scott Card. All rights reserved.

THE STAND: CAPTAIN TRIPS #2 (of 5)

Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Penciled by Mike Perkins

Cover by LEE BERMEJO & LAURA MARTIN

Variant Cover by MIKE PERKINS & LAURA MARTIN

Sketch Variant Cover by LEE BERMEJO

Stephen King's horror epic continues in this issue as the unseen killer, the super-flu Captain Trips, spreads across the entire country, a tide of disease and death. Meanwhile, in Atlanta, in the Center for Disease Control, the US government has taken a keen interest in Stuart Redman, who seems to be the only person immune to the Captain Trips infection. They are determined to find out why--with or without Stu's cooperation. And what do the recurring nightmares Stu's been having--about a dark man with red eyes standing in a cornfield--mean? Plus: Frannie Goldsmith and her father! Larry Underwood in New York! And Nick Andros takes a wrong turn in Shoyo, Arkansas!

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

©2008 Stephen King. All rights reserved. Published by arrangement with The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.

This comic series is produced under license from The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group and Stephen King.

DARK TOWER: TREACHERY #2 (of 5)

Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH

Penciled by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE

With the battle between the evil John Farson's Big Coffin Hunters and Steven Deschain and his gunslingers finally over, the true death toll is revealed. Will Roland's father be among the dead? Meanwhile, in Gilead, as Roland suffers from the after-effects of his multiple encounters with Maerlyn's Grapefruit, his ka-tet desperately requires his presence at the all-important coming-of-age feast the next night, or the consequences will be dire. Worse still, Cort, the gunslingers' mentor, has chosen his niece, Aileen, to become the betrothed of young Roland…and Cort rarely takes no for an answer

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

©2008 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE LAUGHING CORPSE BOOK ONE #1 (of 5)

Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON

Adapted by JESSICA RUFFNER

Pencils & Cover by RON LIM

Monkey Variant Cover by RON LIM

Anita Blake is back in the second volume of Marvel’s comic adaptation of Laurell K. Hamilton’s bestselling series of novels! What would you do for a million dollars? Would you resurrect a two and one half century old corpse?  Harold Gaynor poses just that question to Animator and part-time vampire hunter, Anita Blake...  Plus, some crime scenes are even too horrible for a vampire slayer… and the worse they are, the more questions they raise.

32 PGS./Mature Content …$3.99

SAMURAI: LEGEND #2 (of 4)

Written by JEAN-FRANCOIS DI GIORGIO

Pencils & Cover by FRÉDÉRIC GENÊT

Adapted by JAKE FORBES

The European best-seller �" now finally presented in English! Writer Jean-Francois Di Giorgio and artist Frédéric Genêt

tap into the rich mythology of the noble Samurai, creating a nuanced look at the fabled Japanese warriors in a captivating story filled with emotion and elegant artwork! On the borders of Japan, a terrible plot is being prepared: General Akuma seems bent on betraying the Emperor despite a mysterious secret that binds them. Meanwhile, Takeo the Samurai continues his quest

to obtain the treasure from the XIIIth prophet's vault and foil Akuma's destructive plans. But there are many obstacles in his way: Akanobu -- the mountain of the seven sources, whose rare visitors are never seen again -- and the terrifying Shadow Sisters. Fear sets in. And it would be easier if Natsumi wasn't by their side -- Natsumi, on whose shoulders could lay the destiny of the kingdom.

56 PGS./Rated T+ …$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 ODYSSEY #2 (of 8)

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

Pencils & Cover by GREG TOCCHINI

Now that the battle of Troy is over, Odysseus and his men want only to return to their homes and families. With the aid of goddess Athena, Odysseus reaches the island of Scheria, but soon sets sail again as homesickness overtakes him. With his sights set only on his home, the brave Achaean has neglected one thing--the dread vengeance of the sea god Poseidon!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: THE THREE MUSKETEERS #5 (of 6)

Written by ROY THOMAS (BASED ON THE NOVEL BY ALEXANDRE DUMAS)

Penciled by HUGO PETRUS

Cover by GERALD PAREL

The penultimate chapter in Dumas' great saga. King Louis is bored with the siege of La Rochelle and is escorted by the Musketeers to Paris. But grave danger awaits there as the evil Cardinal Richelieu himself targets Queen Anne's lady-in-waiting, Constance, using none other than the cruel and deadly Milady!

32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

ULTIMATE MARVEL

ULTIMATE ORIGINS #5 (of 5)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by BUTCH GUICE

Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO & DEAN WHITE

50/50 Variant Cover by ALEX MALEEV

It all comes together in this climactic issue as we follow the twisted paths of Bruce Banner and Nick Fury as they approach their destinies. And at last--the Watchers speak! And what they have to say about the uncertain future of the Ultimate Universe is utterly terrifying. You must not miss this one!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #127

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN

Carnage versus Venom for all the marbles! It's the big conclusion to the War of the Symbiotes as Eddie Brock returns to Midtown High after months away. He seeks out Peter Parker and demands that Peter either help him find the Venom symbiote that once was grafted to him or Peter's secret identity will be revealed. Who should show up at his doorstep but a very much alive blast from Peter's past !

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #3

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by DAVID LAFUENTE

Cover by MARK BROOKS & RICHARD ISANOVE  

The relationship between Peter Parker and Mary Jane is one of the most iconic and popular romances in all of comics -- and in this very special issue by series writer Brian Michael Bendis (SECRET INVASION), and red-hot artist David Lafuente [HELLCAT], that relationship delves into an area never before seen in any Spider-Man comic! Destined to be one of the most controversial issues of the year!

48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

ULTIMATE CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL #1

Written by JEPH LOEB

Penciled by JOHN ROMITA, JR.

Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

Who is the Black Panther? If you think you know, you haven't spent enough time in the Ultimate U! What secrets from his past cross into Captain America's origin? What deal did they make that will throw Cap's loyalty to the Ultimates into question? Superstar Jeph Loeb brings legendary artist JRJR back to the Ultimate Universe! Guest-starring the Ultimates!

48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

ULTIMATE HULK ANNUAL #1

Written by JEPH LOEB

Pencils by MARKO DJURDJEVIC & ED MCGUINNESS

Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

It's the Ultimate Road Trip of the Year!  The HULK and Zarda �" a.k.a. Power Princess from the Squadron Supreme �" team-up for the most wild cross-country smash-and-grab you can imagine!  Guest-starring Captain America! Join the red-hot team of Jeph Loeb (HULK) and Marko Djurdjevic (THOR) as the mayhem breaks out as only it can in the Ultimate Universe!

48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: ULTIMATUM

Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS

"For what they've done...they must pay the ULTIMATE price..."

Spingboarding from the pages of ULTIMATES 3 and ULTIMATE POWER, Jeph Loeb and David Finch's ULTIMATUM is a six-part series that will change the Ultimate Universe in ways as definitively as the Marvel Universe's CIVIL WAR or the X-Men's MESSIAH COMPLEX. MARVEL SPOTLIGHT checks in with the series' principal creators and takes readers inside the universe that changed the rules for comics in the 21st century -- and figures out how those rules are going to be rewritten! The end is here, and so is SPOTLIGHT!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARCH ON ULTIMATUM SAGA

Written by STUART VANDAL

Cover by DAVID FINCH

The end of the Ultimate Universe is nigh-- now, see how it all began! This handy primer reaches

all the way back to ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1 and ULTIMATE X-MEN #1-- with stops along the way for ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR; THE ULTIMATES 1, 2 and 3; ULTIMATE ORIGINS; the ULTIMATE ANNUALS; and more -- recapping all the key beats leading up to the ULTIMATUM event!

32 PGS./Rated T+

*RETAILERS will receive one free copy for every copy of SECRET INVASION #2 (MAR082203, shipped 5/7/08) ordered. Please note that this will be shipped in bundles of 25 and allotted by dividing SECRET INVASION #2 orders by 25 and rounding up to the nearest bundle. In addition, retailers may order further bundles at a cost of $6.25 per 25 issue bundle. See the order form for ordering information.

SPIDER-MAN

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #573

Written by DAN SLOTT

Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

50/50 Variant by KEVIN MAGUIRE

Zombie Variant by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

NEW WAYS TO DIE: THE FINAL CHAPTER

Some jobs a man just has to do with his own two hands! For the first time in a loooong time, it's the one, true GREEN GOBLIN versus the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! And whoever walks away from this one still has to face... HARRY OSBORN?! Just what is HARRY up to?! Plus: ANTI-VENOM goes toe-to-toe with a classic villain from Spidey's past! This one’s got it all (including more pages!), Spider-Fans, and when it’s over, your eyes are gonna need a vacation!

48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #574

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM

Pencils & Cover by BARRY KITSON

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO FLASH THOMPSON?

A powerful story taking Peter Parker’s former nemesis and Spider-Man’s biggest fan from the avenues of New York to the war torn Middle East along with his fellow brothers in the US Army.

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #575

Written by JOE KELLY

Pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO

As the Mayoral election ramps up, gang activity is at an all time high…and Mr. Negative’s newest enforcer, HAMMERHEAD, works to bring all the gangs under one banner…or else.  With some of the kids from Aunt May’s F.E.A.S.T. center caught in the crossfire, Spidey stands up to his old foe…but Hammerhead’s got some new tricks and even Spider-Man can’t stop him this time as Joe Kelly (Deadpool) and Chris Bachalo (Uncanny X-Men) bring you FAMILY TIES!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM

Pencils & Cover by MIKE MCKONE

Finally! One of the biggest mysteries of BRAND NEW DAY is revealed!

Who is the mysterious Jackpot?  For months, merry Marvelites have pondered this question?  Who is she?  What is her dark and mysterious secret?  And how does Walter Declun (Wolverine: Civil War) play a part in it?  We're not telling, but Marc Guggenheim and Mike McKone are!  Don't miss it, Tiger!

48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #2

Written by JOHN ARCUDI,

TOM DEFALCO & MORE

Penciled by RAMON BACHS,

RON FRENZ & MORE

Cover by MIKE DEODATO

In a story by BPRD’s JOHN ARCUDI and MARVEL APES’ RAMON BACHS, track a crime across the years as we see a criminal’s path covered from the Daily Bugle to the DB. Then, in Mr. and Mrs. Spider-Man, Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz show you how a father like Peter Parker deals with leaving his child for the day �" remembering how his parents never returned when they last left him. Also, see more slices of Peter Parker’s Brand New World and take a look at this month’s AMAZING returning villain,

HAMMERHEAD!

104 PGS./Rated A …$4.99

VENOM: DARK ORIGIN #3 (of 5)

Written by ZEB WELLS

Pencils & Cover by

ANGEL MEDINA

“Amid the chaos, there comes a costume--!” On an alien world, at the behest of an all-powerful megalomaniac, armies of heroes and villains face off in one of the greatest conflicts in Marvel history…and Spider-Man is there! As failed journalist Eddie Brock sinks deeper into the poisonous depths of his soul, the hero who ruined his life comes back from the Secret Wars with a living, breathing alien symbiote. Writer Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and artist Angel Medina (SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN) chronicle the twin corruptions doomed to bring together a wreck of a man and a jealous monster to form one of Spider-Man’s deadliest foes!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #25

Written by TOM DEFALCO

Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ

Zombie Variant by PAT OLLIFE

With her life stolen by the mysterious Brand New May and her father in the hands of Fury, the Goblin Queen, a gravely injured Spider-Girl must carve a new life for herself as friends turn against her and old enemies come to her aid--and that’s just the beginning of this double-sized 25th issue spectacular!

48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #3 (of 5)

Written by TERRY MOORE

Penciled by CRAIG ROUSSEAU

Cover by TERRY MOORE

Eisner award-winner Terry Moore returns with another exciting issue starring Spider-Man's favorite girl! Someone at Midtown High is leading a double life...but it ain't who you'd expect. Can MJ conceal her secret identity from her closest friends, or will her double life be revealed to the entire school!?!?!? (Hint: Her double life will be revealed to the entire school)

32 PGS./All Ages…$2.99

SPIDER-MAN MAGAZINE #3

Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

It’s Spider-Man from cover to cover in the thrilling third edition of the wall-crawler’s very own ongoing magazine! In addition to full-length comic-book stories, this issue features puzzles and games, pinups, a letters page, and a pull-out poster!

96 PGS./All Ages …$6.99

SPIDER-MAN: BRAND NEW DAY #1

Written by DAN SLOTT

Pencils & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

Get on the BRAND NEW DAY bandwagon with the new ongoing series, reprinting the thrice-monthly AMAZING SPIDER-MAN in chronological order! Prepare for what promises to be 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! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #546-547.

56 PGS./Rated A …$4.99

MARVEL HEROES

AVENGERS/INVADERS #5 (of 12)

Written by ALEX ROSS & Jim Krueger

Penciled by Steve Sadowski

Cover by ALEX ROSS

Variant Cover by MIKE DEODATO

Sketch Variant Cover by ALEX ROSS

The second act of the hit maxi-series begins as our three teams -- the Avengers vs. the Avengers vs the Invaders �" face off in an all-out battle aboard the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier! While battle rages, Dr. Strange attempts to solve the mystery of what ripped the greatest Heroes Of World War II to the present day, and how to put them back.  Will the combined might of three super-teams be enough to stop the cross-time devastation?  Match all of this with the return of one of the Avengers deadliest villains -- one with a particular interest in the Original Human Torch -- and you know, from what you've seen so far, the return of Captain America is only the tip of the iceberg!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

BIG HERO SIX #2 (of 5)

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Pencils & Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA

Fresh from a battle that left the Tezuka Advanced Science Institute in ruins, Japan’s finest find themselves dispatched to the United States! With BH6 undercover as students, will Southport High School share the same fate? Plus, what better way to get to know a new team member than a knock down, drag out brawl? Is Big Hero 6 ready for New York? More importantly, is New York ready for Big Hero 6?

48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #43

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Pencils by LUKE ROSS

Cover by STEVE EPTING

Bucky has survived his first major trial as the new Captain America, but now a villain from his past - both as Bucky in WW2 and as the Winter Soldier during the Cold War - has come to the U.S. and he'll have to face his history just as he's finding his feet in the present. The beginning of a gripping war and espionage tale, with some familiar faces for long-term Cap readers, as the New Captain America moves further into the Marvel U. And for this action-packed three-part story, award-winning Cap writer Ed Brubaker is joined by acclaimed artist Luke Ross (Jonah Hex, Samurai).

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THEATER OF WAR -- OPERATION ZERO-POINT

Written by DANIEL & CHARLES KNAUF

Pencils & Cover by MITCH BREITWEISER

The first in a series of specials covering the length and breadth of the larger-than-life legend of Captain America, as told by the industry’s leading experts in the field!  First up, it’s 1944, and wouldn't you know it?  Them sneaky Nazis have managed to crack the secrets of electro-magnetic physics…yeah, that's right: apples may fall down in the free world, but schnitzels are falling up in the skies over a mysterious lab in a Polish forest, thanks to a little help from a nearby forced-labor camp.  Sure, we could send in the Marines, but why bother when we've got Captain America?!  But even Cap may be meeting his match against the lab's sadistic cybernetic commandant.  Because everyone knows, the only thing worse than a Nazi is a Robot Nazi!

56 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #1 (of 6)

Written by Jeph Loeb

Art & Cover by Tim Sale & DAVE STEWART

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) present an all-new chronicle in their color book series. WORLD WAR II is in full effect, and Captain America and Bucky have been thrust onto the battle’s frontlines. Cap and Buck’s latest mission puts them on a collision course with Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos that could alter the ending of WW2 as we know it!

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

Black-and-White Variant also available

CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #0 DIRECTOR'S CUT

Written by JEPH LOEB

Artwork & Cover by TIM SALE

This special collector’s edition features the all-new Bucky Barnes origin story from CAP #0 -- in both full color and bold black and white -- plus loads of never-before-seen extras! The Eisner Award-winning team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale (DAREDEVIL: YELLOW, SPIDER-MAN: BLUE, HULK: GRAY, Batman: The Long Halloween, Superman: For All Seasons, TV's Heroes) returns 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.

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

CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI13 #6

Written by PAUL CORNELL

Penciled by LEONARD KIRK

Cover by BRYAN HITCH

Zombie Variant by DAVID YARDIN

“Hell Comes To Birmingham”

As the team is rocked by confusion in their ranks, they're called into battle on their first official mission. All hell has broken loose in Birmingham and MI 13 agent Captain Midlands in the middle of it.  It's super heroes vs. the supernatural, full on.  What has Dr. Plokta offered the residents in return for their immortal souls?  And why are the Mindless Ones starting their assualt from Birmingham? The team lost one member in their first adventure… can they all survive this? Part 1 (of 4)

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CIVIL WAR: HOUSE OF M #2 (of 5)

Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE

Penciled by ANDREA DI VITO

Cover by MIKE PERKINS

The untold story of Magneto's rise to power continues!  The mutant army grows with the additions of Quicksilver, the Scarlet Witch, Polaris...and Charles Xavier?! Together, this amazingly powerful team sets their sights on the liberation of Genosha. But Magneto and Xavier have very different philosophies on human/mutant relations. Will they become enemies, as they did in our world...or will their alliance make them unstoppable? Christos N. Gage (HOUSE OF M: AVENGERS) and Andrea Di Vito (ANNIHILATION) bring you perhaps the most important �" but never before seen �" chapter in the House of M saga!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ETERNALS #5

Written by CHARLES KNAUF & DANIEL KNAUF

Pencils & Cover by DANIEL ACU�'A

Zombie Variant by ERIC NGUYEN

A spy revealed! A traitor’s machinations unleashed! A force so powerful that even the gods fear its return! As the Eternals continue their attempts to muster what defenses they can against the Horde, their problems are compounded to the tune of a god’s wrath! Gilgamesh the Forgotten One has awakened, and none shall be spared as he carves a bloody path through the ranks of the Eternals! What hope have mortals when even Eternals must fear annihilation?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DAREDEVIL #112

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Penciled by MICHAEL LARK

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Zombie Variant by TRAVEL FOREMAN

The shadows of the city grow thick with ninja blades. The Hand is back in New York, on the hunt for something as yet unknown...but the enigmatic new Lady Bullseye is in league with them, and whatever they're after can't be good news for Daredevil and his friends. The first chapter of "Broken Hand" begins here -- featuring Iron Fist, the Black Tarantula, and more!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

TRUE BELIEVERS #4 (of 5)

Written by CARY BATES

Pencils & Cover by PAUL GULACY

While Payback lays in a coma fighting for her life, the deeply dysfunctional secrets of the other True Believers come to light as they attempt to take an insidious bio-weapon off the black market.  Along the way they encounter an angry Armadillo and a venal Madame Hydra, who has come to the party with a lethal agenda of her own!

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR: TRUE STORY #4 (of 4)

Written by PAUL CORNELL

Penciled by HORACIO DOMINGUEZ

Cover by NIKO HENRICHON

It's the end of the FF's adventure in the worlds of Fiction! Will there be a happy ending?! Are those wedding bells we hear?! Can it really be that, as the title has it, Johnny Storm Saves Books?! And there's this trick Reed pulls that made our eyes cross. And the big villain who we can't reveal yet because you'll see this before he first appears, oh, he really gets hoist by his own petard! But will the team get back to reality in time to save Billie Lumpkin? All this and a talking badger!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #562

Written by MARK MILLAR

Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH

The story we had to call “A Fantastic Four Wedding And A Funeral”…

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL 1985 #6 (of 6)

Written by MARK MILLAR

Pencils & Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS

At last--the heroes are here! The biggest, most powerful Marvel Super Heroes throw down in final conflict against the cruelest, most evil Marvel Super-Villains, with the fate of the real world in their hands. For young Toby Goodman, will this be a chance to see his comic book dreams come true? Or will he arrive too late to save his father? And--who is Clyde Wyncham…and more importantly, who does he become, and what role will he come to play in the Marvel Universe of today? Answers arrive at last in the breathtaking conclusion to Mark Millar and Tommy Lee Edwards’ super hero epic!

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

GHOST RIDER #28

Written by JASON AARON

Penciled by TAN ENG HUAT

50/50 Covers by MARC SILVESTRI

“The Last Stand of the Spirits of Vengeance”

The biggest GHOST RIDER arc in ages begins here, as long lost brothers turned enemies Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch finally come face to face. In the snow covered mountains of Tibet, Blaze and the all new Caretaker uncover a startling secret about the Ghost Rider. Or should I say, Ghost Riders. And that sets the stage for a battle to decide the fate of Heaven itself. Plus, a Ghost Rider Saga backup feature.

48 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

GHOST RIDER: DANNY KETCH #1 (of 5)

Written by SIMON SPURRIER

Penciled by JAVIER SALTARES

Cover by CLINT LANGLEY

You’ve heard the news by now.  He’s been away, he’s been down to rock bottom; but he’s back.  Dan Ketch reborn: a stranger, darker figure. So what happened, Dannyboy?  Where did it all go wrong? Tying-into Jason Aaron’s stunning take on the Ghost Rider mythos, artist Javier Saltares (Iron Man, Cat Woman) and writer Simon Spurrier (Gutsville, Silver Surfer) present a tormented fall into the deepest pits of the soul.  Join us �" via Technomancer babes, talking carrion-birds, battering-rams on bikes and the inescapable hunger for Vengeance �" for a dark tale of Addiction…

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

HULK #7

Written by JEPH LOEB

Pencils & 50/50 Variant Covers by ARTHUR ADAMS & FRANK CHO

 “WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS…” & “HELL HATH NO FURY…”

Two titanic tales in one issue as superstar writer Jeph Loeb is joined by legendary artists Arthur Adams and Frank Cho!  When Bruce Banner sets out to find the Red Hulk he doesn’t expect his search will lead him to Sin City, Nevada. And imagine his surprise when he arrives to discover the unbridled carnage a pack of Wendigos can unleash! Las Vegas buffets will never be the same! Plus: no matter what size, shape, color or sex, Hulks don’t take kindly to being on the wrong side of a beating. Armed with an arsenal of advanced S.H.I.E.L.D. weaponry and itching for payback, She-Hulk’s Lady Liberators have one goal: Subdue the Red Hulk, and make him pay in the process.

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MONSTER-SIZE HULK #1

Written by JEFF PARKER

Pencils by TBA

Cover by GUISSEPPE CAMMUNCOLI

It’s a knock-down, drag-out fight between the Gamma-powered Hulk, and the original science project gone wrong, the lightning-born Frankenstein’s Monster! The science-spawned beast of the Victorian Age meets the modern menace of the Nuclear Age, and when these monsters mash, forget the torches and pitchforks… just run! Guest starring a hoary host of Marvel’s scariest creatures and bogeymen smashing and terrorizing their way through this Monster-Sized issue!

56 PGS./Rated A…$3.99

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #122

Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE

Art by CLAYTON HENRY

Cover by CLAYTON HENRY & GURU eFX

Zombie Variant by TBA

LOVE AND WAR, Part 2 - What's an Atlantean/Amazon war without the Avenging Son himself? For the first time since "World War Hulk," Hercules, Prince of Power, faces off against Namor, Prince of Atlantis! Meanwhile, an infatuated Amadeus Cho dances on the edge of doom with a deadly Amazonian princess -- and loves it, baby!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

IMMORTAL IRON FIST #19

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Pencils & Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

Danny races to discover why all the previous Iron Fists except Orson Randall have died at age 33. But Danny’s just turned 33 himself, and a mysterious man with abilities too weird to fathom has shown up out of nowhere to kill him. So, yeah, that might have something to do with it. What killed every other Iron Fist, this one guy? Nah, couldn’t be. Unless…is this ultra-powerful man more than just a man? And how did the last Iron Fist, Orson Randall, dodge the inescapable fate that apparently killed all 65 of his predecessors? Don’t miss this blood-chilling chapter in the ever-growing mythos of THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #6

Written by MATT FRACTION

Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

50/50 Variant Cover by DAVID AJA

Has Tony Stark come face to face with his equal? His better…? Stark Industries is beset on all sides by the evil Ezekiel Stane and his hordes of suicide bombers around the world. Can Iron Man be in four places at once while his empire crumbles? Don’t miss the devastating conclusion to THE FIVE NIGHTMARES. It’s INVINCIBLE IRON MAN, the book Entertainment Weekly calls an A- and praised by fans and critics alike!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #41

Written by PAUL TOBIN

Art by DAVID HAHN

Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

Volunteering for some heavy-duty landscaping at the city zoo, the Thing and the Human Torch run across the zoo's top secret new exhibit: Devil Dinosaur! But the Fantastic Four soon find out that it isn't all fun and games to find a dinosaur at a zoo, and between the mystery of the zoo's recent plague of nighttime break-ins, and having the cosmically powered Collector show up to claim the dinosaur he won on an interstellar auction website, the price of admission to THIS particular zoo is a world of hurt.

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #29

Written by JEFF PARKER & PAUL TOBIN

Penciled by IG GUARA & MATEO LOLLI

Cover by SEAN MURPHY & GURU eFX

It's just a cat, right? I mean, the Avengers SHOULD be able to rescue a cat from a tree, right? Unfortunately, when both cat and tree are in an overlapping universe, giving them a very ghostly, and very INTANGIBLE presence, that does make it a puzzler. And it's doubly hard for the Avengers when their efforts attract a deadly interdimensional monster! Plus, the somewhat scintillating menace of...Hammerhead!

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #16

Written by PETER DAVID

Penciled by JUAN SANTACRUZ

Cover by TOM GRUMMETT

The protesters outside of a nuclear power plant are terrified of what might happen if the reactors are ever turned back on…but what they should be scared of is the fight between the Hulk and the Abomination happening inside! Russian spy Emil Blonsky infiltrated the facility, and thanks to a burst of gamma radiation, might just cause a nuclear disaster! Can the Hulk stop him?

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #44

Written by MARC SUMERAK

Penciled by JONBOY MEYERS

Cover by ZACH HOWARD

All Peter Parker wanted to do was catch a movie with some friends... but NO!  Instead, he's got to save the city from a legion of lizards set loose by the sinister Serpent Society! And if that wasn't enough, one of his oldest foes is ready to rampage through the streets of NYC all Godzilla-style! Sometimes being a super hero really bites -- with big pointy fangs!

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #4

Written by PAUL TOBIN

Penciled by ALVIN LEE

Cover by ROGER CRUZ

KLAW'S GOOD OL' COUNTRY REVIVAL: When Klaw, the master of sound, forms a country and western band, Iron Man, Spider-Man and the Hulk decide to investigate. Unfortunately, the Hulk gets hooked on Klaw's mournful music and, wanting to solve those cliché-ridden problems Klaw so beauuutifully sings about, starts returning every lost (and not so lost) dog to its owner, insists on driving a pickup truck, and goes in for some very extreme "Hulk-style" relationship counseling. While this draws a lot of media attention to Klaw's band, it's the Hulk (dang it!) getting

all the press, making an irritated Klaw VERY jealous. The fight is ON!

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

HULK CHRONICLES: WWH #4

Written by GREG PAK

Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR. & CARLO PAGULAYAN

Cover by GARY FRANK

Experience WORLD WAR HULK -- the super-hero-smashing, city-leveling, bone-crushing, Marvel-history-making event -- and its major tie-ins in chronological order! In WORLD WAR HULK #3, the insane Smashfest that is "World War Hulk" continues! The Hulk has never been angrier or stronger or more certain of the vengeance he seeks against Mr. Fantastic, Iron Man, Dr. Strange and Black Bolt -- the four so-called "heroes" who exiled him into space. But can he survive a merciless assault by one of his oldest and most implacable opponents? What defense can he muster when Doctor Strange unleashes the full power of the Sorcerer Supreme? And who will survive when the Hulk's best friend on Earth clashes with the Hulk's first ally from Sakaar? And in INCREDIBLE HULK #109, boy genius Amadeus Cho pulled together a team of Renegades to side with his big green hero during -- but what will happen to his faith in the Hulk's heroism when he discovers the horrors lurking beneath Madison Square Garden? The Hulk takes center stage with a terrifying confrontation and a stunning revelation that lays bare the central question of whether the Hulk is a hero -- or a monster.

72 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #16

MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS #16

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #4

64 PGS./All Ages …$4.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES TWO-IN-ONE #16

MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #6

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #42

64 PGS./All Ages …$4.99

MARVEL APES #3 & 4 (of 4)

Written by KARL KESEL

Penciled by RAMON BACHS

Covers by JOHN WATSON

Variant Cover for Marvel Apes #3 by STEPHANIE BUSCEMA

Variant Cover for Marvel Apes #4 by ART ADAMS

THE FURRY, FURIOUS FINALE OF MARVEL'S MONKEYFIED MASTERPIECE!

It's Gorilla Warfare as the Simian Superheroes plot their primate plan against the human's homeworld-- and the only one who can stop them is... The Gibbon!?! Good thing he has help from... Speedball??!!?! We're doomed... Don't miss the all-out ape action and primate (plus prosimian!) pandemonium in this-- the must-read mini-series of the month! Be the envy of your friends as people ask: "Is that a copy of MARVEL APES in your pocket... or are you just happy to see me?"

40 PGS.(each)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (each)

MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 #1 (of 4)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Penciled by KEV WALKER

Cover by GREG LAND

Board up Avengers Tower! Lock down the Baxter Building! The ravenous hordes of Marvel Zombies are invading ... the Marvel Universe! That's right, the next chapter of the MZ saga is a non-stop in-continuity gorefest with major implications for at least one Marvel hero! When the super-undead stumble into the MU from the Man-Thing's Nexus of All Realities, all of Florida is quarantined against the zombie plague. Time is quickly running out for a cure, so the Initiative sends a most unlikely group of heroes into the Zombieverse on a desperate mission to find the one item they need before the whole MU is consumed! The scream team of Fred Van Lente (INCREDIBLE HERCULES) and Kev Walker (ANNIHILATION: NOVA) unite for a Marvel Zombies story like you’ve never seen before!

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

MOON KNIGHT #23

Written by MIKE BENSON

Penciled by MARK TEXEIRA

Cover by  ARTHUR SUYDAM

“THE DEATH OF MARC SPECTOR,” PART 3

Norman Osborn and the Thunderbolts have been tapped to bring in the fugitive Moon Knight -- by all means necessary -- and so far they’ve been left empty-handed.  But Norman’s got a foolproof plan to flush out his prey.  He’s got the numbers and the element of surprise, but what he doesn’t know is that Moon Knight is not alone.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

MS. MARVEL #32

Written by BRIAN REED

Penciled by PAULO SIQUEIRA

Cover by DAVID YARDIN

The story you never knew! Before she was Ms. Marvel, Carol Danvers was a secret agent for the Air Force.

Imprisoned by an unforgiving enemy, Carol must withstand her captor's brutality and find some way to save America. 

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SECRET INVASION #7 (OF 8)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

Variant Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

Sketch Variant Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

THIS IS IT!! The Marvel Universe versus the Skrull Empire �" a battle of unity and spirit the likes of which the Earth has never seen. The comic event of the year starts its shocking conclusion.

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

MIGHTY AVENGERS #19

Written by Brian Michael Bendis

Penciled by STEVE KURTH

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!

Before the Skrulls invaded the human race, they battled the noble Kree in a bloodwar that has lasted centuries. And in this special Secret Invasion tie-in, the lives of two of the most famous Kree, Captain Mar-Vell and Marvel Boy, will alter the events of the Invasion forever. This special issue will have very serious consequences for the future of Mighty Avengers.

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

NEW AVENGERS #46

Written by Brian Michael Bendis

Penciled by BILLY TAN

Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT

SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!

The notorious Hood and his gang of the most powerful super-villains of all time need a leg up on the Skrulls. But to get it, the Hood will have to find the true secret to his powers. Who is the demon behind the Hood? Find out in this very special Secret Invasion tie-in.

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #18

Written by DAN SLOTT & CHRISTOS N. GAGE

Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI

Cover by MARK BROOKS

Zombie Variant by TBA

SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!

THE EXPLOSIVE FINALE STARTS HERE!

Now that the KILL KREW knows Skrullowjacket's master plan, can they stop the TRUE purpose of the Fifty State Initiative? Plus:  It's THOR GIRL vs. ULTRA GIRL!  One is more than she appears to be... and the other's a Skrull. And, after fourteen issues, are we REALLY going to unmask MUTANT ZERO?!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SECRET INVASION: INHUMANS #3 (of 4)

Written by JOE POKASKI

Penciled by TOM RANEY

Cover by STJEPAN SEJIC

SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!

The hunt for Black Bolt takes the Inhumans into the stars! Medusa leads her Royal Family into space �" and she’s about to make a devil's bargain with the Kree �" and Ronan the Accuser! Is the enemy of your enemy really your friend? And can the Inhumans keep their family together in time to find their King? Joe Pokaski (TV’s Heroes) and Tom Raney (ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST) continue the story that will lead not only to SECRET INVASION #8, but also to more cosmic action in 2009!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SECRET INVASION: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 (of 3)

Written by BRIAN REED

Penciled by MARCO SANTUCCI

Cover by MIKE MCKONE

The SECRET INVASION tie-in series with the longest title of them all concludes here in shocking style! Jackpot and the cast of Spidey's Brand New Day are toe-to-toe with a Super Skrull that posesses the powers of the Sinister Six! Maybe it's time for everyone's friendly neighborhood wall crawler to get involved?

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

SECRET INVASION: THOR #3 (of 3)

Written by MATT FRACTION

Pencils & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!

Thor and Beta Ray Bill stand against a god-killing Skrull armada, hell-bent on seeing Asgard rent asunder, and burning Broxton, Oklahoma, down to the ground. With innocent lives to save, two cities to defend, an alien army to stop, and a marauding super-Skrull scientifically engineered to destroy them…can Bill and Thor possibly survive?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SECRET INVASION: X-MEN #3 (of 4)

Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by CARY NORD

Cover by TERRY DODSON

Emma Frost fights alone against the Skrull thought-wall and Anole goes deep behind enemy lines as the guerrilla war turns into a war of extermination.  Hank McCoy searches for the secret weapon that will give the X-Men a decisive advantage: but using it may be worse than losing the war...

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DEADPOOL #3

Written by DANIEL WAY

Penciled by PACO MEDINA

Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Variant Cover by IAN CHURCHILL

SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!

“ONE OF US,” PART 3

As the next generation of Super-Skrull prepares to wreak havoc on our unsuspecting planet, Deadpool reveals his ultimate plan -- a plan that is completely and utterly insane.  Will it succeed? Will it fail?  Will it…do BOTH!?  Don’t miss out on the event that will re-establish Deadpool as one of the most controversial characters in the Marvel Universe!  

WE TOLD YOU HE’D BE BACK!

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING

Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER

Cover by CLINT LANGLEY

A SECRET INVASION TIE-IN! 

Trapped on Knowhere, the Guardians desperately race to uncover their Skrull infiltration. But why are the Skrulls in the Guardians' bizarre HQ, and what exactly are they up to?  And even if the Guardians survive the danger, paranoia and intrigue, will the team itself be in one piece after all the cards are laid bare? Find out in the latest buzz-building issue of the series that Aint It Cool News calls “a damn fun comic…with highfalutin’ space action, and an anthropomorphic raccoon stealing the show.”

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NOVA #18

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING

Penciled by WELLINTON ALVES

Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA

Zombie Variant by WELLINTON ALVES

A SECRET INVASION TIE-IN! 

The Skrulls are assaulting Project Pegasus, and only Nova - and a roster of unexpected allies - stands in their way. But whatever happens, Richard Rider's life will be changed forever! Human Rocket fans must not miss this essential issue, in which you’ll find out why Wizard says “Abnett and Lanning make space the final frontier of awesomeness!”

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

IRON MAN: DIRECTOR OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #34

Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE

Penciled by SEAN CHEN

Cover by ADI GRANOV

A SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!

“War Machine: Weapon of S.H.I.E.L.D.” continues as Rhodey takes on the Skrull Armada…alone! Meanwhile, a global hot spot becomes much, much hotter as the Skrulls move to seize Russia's nuclear weapons. Will War Machine make it there in time �" and if he does, will Russia's native superhumans, the Winter Guard, be his allies...or another deadly enemy? Writer Christos N. Gage (AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE) welcomes back IRON MAN alumnus Sean Chen for this huge chapter in Rhodey’s life!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #24

Written by MATT FRACTION & RICK REMENDER

Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN

Cover by ALEX MALEEV

A SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!

With an alien armada laying the world to waste, Stuart RAMPAGE Clarke decides to make his move.  Skrull Armageddon is just a backdrop for his ultimate revenge- against Tony Stark, against S.H.I.E.L.D., and against anyone that ever stood in his way.  And what about Frank Castle?  Where does THE PUNISHER fit into Clarke's plans?  It's the end of the world as we know it-- time to cross some names off the old enemies list.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

THUNDERBOLTS #125

Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE

Penciled by FERNANDO BLANCO

Cover by BILLY TAN

A SECRET INVASION TIE-IN! 

This is it -- the final battle between the Norman Osborn-led Thunderbolts and those no-good, stinkin’ Skrulls!  Will Venom, Bullseye and company emerge as heroes �" or are they destined to remain villains? The answer will have major repercussions for the Thunderbolts...not to mention the entire Marvel Universe itself!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SECRET INVASION: FRONT LINE #4 (of 5)

Written by BRIAN REED

Penciled by GG STUDIOS’ MARCO CASTIELLO

Cover by JUAN DOE

A SECRET INVASION TIE-IN! 

As the human survivors of the invasion try to reach safety, they discover the greatest enemy of all is not the Skrulls... but other human beings. 

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SKRULLS VS. POWER PACK #4 (of 4)

Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Penciled by CORY HAMSCHER

Cover by GURIHIRU

Power Pack is after it! Franklin Richards, H.E.R.B.I.E., and Smartship Friday are after it! The Skrull agents impersonating the Power kids are after it! Intergalactic bounty hunters Ambercombie and Finch are after it! And no one wants it worse than the fierce Skrull Warpriest Kho'ja, who possesses all the Pack's powers! What is it? Well, we're not going to tell you. This is just a solicitation. But it's the prize that lies at the heart of the PUZZLE PLANET!

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

NEW WARRIORS #17

Written by KEVIN GREVIOUX

Penciled by REILLY BROWN

Cover by NIC KLEIN

You fight. You pull together a team to fight alongside you. You make compromises with the trust they place in you, you betray them. You make deals on the side with enemies you’d want dead under any other circumstances. And why do you do it? What could be worth your word, your honor, and even your soul? Night Thrasher is willing to risk anything and anyone to complete his mission, willing to brave any peril…even a world crashing down around him, everything he stands against realized.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NEWUNIVERSAL: SHOCKFRONT #4 (of 6)

Written by WARREN ELLIS

Penciled by STEVE KURTH

Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

The paradigm shift has occurred. Superhumans are spreading across the planet. Are they the next logical step in evolution--or a menace that must be eradicated? And is it possible that somehow, somewhere…time itself went wrong? Superstar WARREN ELLIS and hot penciler STEVE KURTH continue their super hero epic!

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

NYX: NO WAY HOME #3 (of 6)

Written by MARJORIE LIU

Penciled by KALMAN ANDRASOFSKY

Cover by ALINA URUSOV

The only adult Kiden Nixon ever trusted was her dad--his guidance helped her survive life on the streets. Only one problem: Nick Nixon was killed years ago. Now, at her darkest hour, Kiden has to ask herself if she can trust this voice from the afterlife…or if he has a larger role in the dangerous game she’s trapped in. All this plus a special behind-the-scenes section featuring sketches and never-before-seen material!

40 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

RUNAWAYS #3

Written by TERRY MOORE

Pencils & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

The Runaways are more scattered than ever!  Barely surviving an attack by some of the few remaining members of Karolina’s alien race, the Runaways need to pull it together to be ready for the alien warriors when they get back.  But it’s looking bleak!  Brought to you by comic legend Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise) and Humberto Ramos (X-MEN, SPIDER-MAN). 

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SHE-HULK #34

Written by PETER DAVID

Penciled by GG STUDIO’S

VINCENZO CUCCA

Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.

From the pages of HULK, the Lady Liberators arrive to launch a new story arc! She-Hulk has been capturing the bad-guys as a bounty hunter…but is that enough for our conflicted hero? Time to kick things up a notch�" and that means calling in Valkyrie, Thundra and the Invisible Woman to dispense some hard justice as the Lady Liberators! The red-hot team of Peter David (STEPHAN KING’S DARK TOWER) and GG Studio’s Vincenzo Cucca continue to shake things up in a major way for everyone’s favorite green glamazon �" and her next big journey starts here!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SQUADRON SUPREME #4

Written by HOWARD CHAYKIN

Penciled by MARCO TURINI

Cover by GREG LAND

“PERSONAL BEST”

Distant rumblings in the Mojave Desert signal a new age is at hand, as more and more superhumans emerge…and begin to do battle. As Ultimate Nick Fury assembles his new Squadron Supreme, the four mutated Icarus One astronauts go to…Las Vegas? Meanwhile, even as the mystery of the disappearance of the original team deepens, teen misfit Arachnophilia comes face-to-face with one of the missing Squadron members…

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

SKAAR: SON OF HULK #4

Written by GREG PAK

Pencils by RON GARNEY & BUTCH GUICE

Cover by RON GARNEY

Zombie Variant by CARLO PAGULAYAN

A thousand years ago, the Prophet entered the desert, as hungry and broken as any who hears me now.  But when he emerged, he was strong enough to save the seven clans of talking souls. Today we walk the Prophet's Walk, so that you may find your own true power, Son of Hulk.  But are you ready for the Prophet's trials?  (Plus... just who the devil is that mysterious gray faced boy in the "Shadow Tales" backup story?)

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

SUB-MARINER: THE DEPTHS #2 (of 4)

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Painted by ESAD RIBIC

Cover by ESAD RIBIC

The latest offering from the red-hot Marvel Knights line offers a searing vision of Namor, the Sub-Mariner as you’ve never seen, brought to you by Peter Milligan (X-Force) and Esad Ribic (Silver Surfer: Requiem)! 

Atlantis.  Throughout the ages, a few men have wondered if this fabulous place actually exists.  Fewer have imagined that the city is protected by a wild and vengeful being, the very embodiment of the untameable depths themselves -- the Sub-Mariner.  When a legendary adventurer named Randolph Stein travel deep into the dark belly of the Marianes trench in search of a missing deep sea expedition, he is about to encounter things that supersede his wildest imagination.  There is something down there in the murky depths -- something far closer to God than man -- and it has been waiting for Stein for a long, long time.

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

THE AGE OF THE SENTRY #2 (of 6)

Written by JEFF PARKER & PAUL TOBIN

Penciled by NICK DRAGOTTA & MICHAEL CHO

Cover by DAVE BULLOCK

The Man Vs. Nature conflict reaches epic levels when The Sentry must face the towering Mauling Menace known as URSUS the ULTRABEAR!  Also: Why are all the other heroes suddenly avoiding the Sentry? For all his powers, the Sentry now finds himself helpless, faced off against a wall of silence and lurking menace, standing alone until he can uncover the deadly clues leading to The Secret of Area B! Plus, the atomic menace of the Super-Collider!  All this in one full-color issue!  Be there!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

THE TWELVE #8

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Penciled by CHRIS WESTON

Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

The Black Widow’s secret! The Fiery Mask, accused! And Electro lives again!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THOR: THE TRUTH OF HISTORY #1

Script, Pencils and Cover by ALAN DAVIS

Legendary writer-artist Alan Davis (FANTASTIC FOUR: THE END) sends Thor on one of his most epic adventures in history! The God of Thunder and his fellow Asgardians visit Midgard’s ancient Egypt…and leave behind a startling legacy that will change our world forever in this one-shot!

48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

X-MEN

ASTONISHING X-MEN: GHOST BOXES #1 (of 2)

Written by WARREN ELLIS

Pencils by ALAN DAVIS & ADI GRANOV

Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

You met Subject X in the pages of Astonishing X-Men! But what was he really doing and who he was doing it for? Find out in this essential 2-issue tie-in series to Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi’s opening salvo on Astonishing X-Men! Ghost Boxes is about the choices that man made and could have made, and the ripples they cause. Ghost Boxes is about the real stakes of the Ghost Box storyline, and what will happen if the X-Men fail to solve the mystery.

48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #503

Written by MATT FRACTION

Pencils & Cover by GREG LAND

Who will save the X-Men from the Hellfire Cult?  It’s not Wolverine.  It’s not Cyclops.  But it better be someone because they’re a minute from death.  And who is that mysterious red-head?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN: ORIGINAL SIN #1

Written by MIKE CAREY & DANIEL WAY

Penciled by MIKE DEODATO & SCOT EATON

Cover by MIKE DEODATO & RICHARD ISANOVE

"ORIGINAL SIN" PART 1

WHAT IS THE SECRET REASON WOLVERINE JOINED THE X-MEN?

The X-Men event of the fall begins in this one-shot! For years, Logan has been a man without a past, whose memories existed only as conflicting fragments. And Charles Xavier has been a master of his own mind and others. Now the tables are turned, and as WOLVERINE struggles to rescue his son, DAKEN, from the evil and darkness that have consumed him, PROFESSOR X comes face-to-face with the most terrifying secret of all! Beginning here and continuing in the pages of X-MEN LEGACY and

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS this month and next, ORIGINAL SIN is sure to turn your expectations on their head!

48 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

X-MEN: LEGACY #217

Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by SCOT EATON

Cover by MIKE DEODATO & RICHARD ISANOVE 

"ORIGINAL SIN" PART 2

After his bruising encounter with Cyclops and Emma Frost, Professor X is forced to revisit the biggest challenge and the biggest failure of his career: Logan.  But the layers of lies hide one last, deadly secret which goes back to the days of the X-Men's founding, and the Professor's timing couldn't possibly be worse...

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #29

Written by DANIEL WAY

Pencils by MIKE DEODATO

Cover by MIKE DEODATO & RICHARD ISANOVE

Zombie Variant by MIKE DEODATO

“ORIGINAL SIN” PART 3

Continued from X-MEN LEGACY 217! It’s WOLVERINE versus the HELLFIRE CLUB as he seeks his missing son, DAKEN! The bodies will fly and the blood will run as PROFESSOR X learns the secret of Wolverine’s early days with the original new X-MEN! Things were not as they seemed--but who was deceiving whom? And is there time to save Daken’s soul?

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE: MANIFEST DESTINY #1 (of 4)

Written by Jason Aaron

Penciled by Stephen Segovia

Cover by DAVE WILKINS

The X-Men have arrived in San Francisco--but Wolverine finds he’s left more than his heart there! Something happened in Chinatown more than 50 years ago…something that the people there still have not forgotten. And now Logan finds himself a marked man, pursued by fighters from every dojo in town--not to mention the mystical warriors of the criminal Triad and their merciless leader…who just happens to be Logan's ex-girlfriend. Guess you shoulda stayed in New York, huh bub?

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

CABLE #7

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Pencils & Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI

Zombie Variant by RICHARD CORBEN

“WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD,” PART 1

When Bishop travels back to the present in search of intel that will aid his search for Cable and the mutant baby, he’s

intercepted by the X-Force!  With Cyclops eagerly waiting to interrogate his former comrade, it would appear that the game is over for the time-traveling cop.  So why is Bishop smiling?  What trick does he have up his sleeve?  And what does this mean for Cable and the baby?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FORCE #8

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE

Pencils & Cover by MIKE CHOI

“OLD GHOSTS”

The Vanisher now possesses the one thing that can kill every mutant on the planet. Guess who just made X-Force’s hit list? The hunt begins in Japan, but Wolverine and his team aren't the only ones after him. And in an attempt to make peace with the blood on his hands, Warpath goes to visit his brother’s grave...but what he finds when he arrives means the killing has just begun. Part 2 (OF 4)

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-MEN: MAGNETO TESTAMENT #2 (of 5)

Written by GREG PAK

Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

The latest from the Marvel Knights line!

The definitive origin story of one of Marvel's greatest icons continues as young Magneto, a Jewish boy in Hitler's Germany, travels to Berlin with his father in a desperate attempt to secure protection from the Nazi menace. What new rules and skills must father and son learn to survive in this insane new world? And will those lessons be enough to save their family on the Night of Broken Glass?

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

X-FACTOR #36

Written by PETER DAVID

Penciled by LARRY STROMAN

Cover by BOO COOK

X-Factor manages to track down Darwin, but will they be able to rescue him before the mysterious Karma organization

completes their experiments? And with it's forces stretched so thin, can our mutant heroes stand up to the U.S. government when it decides to place Siryn and her unborn child in “protective custody”?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN: WORLD'S APART #1 (of 4)

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST

Penciled by DIOGENES NEVES

Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL

Over the course of her life, STORM has been many things: A thief. A goddess. An X-Man. A Wife. A Queen. But not until now have these roles come into conflict. When a mutant commits a mysterious murder in Wakanda, Storm takes it upon herself to investigate. And what she discovers will force her into a position where she must choose: Will she stand with the X-Men or with her husband? Writer Chris Yost (X-FORCE, NEW X-MEN) and up-and-coming artist Diogenes Neves bring you this first part of a limited series that will change Storm forever...

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

YOUNG X-MEN #7

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM

Pencils & Cover by BEN OLIVER

Zombie Variant by HUMBERTO RAMOS

MANIFEST DESTINY TIE-IN

The Young X-Men have a brand new line-up... but one of them isn't a mutant!  And doesn't know it!  Secrets are revealed and discovered in this self-contained issue perfect for new readers and fans of the new Manifest Destiny X-Status Quo!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN: MANIFEST DESTINY #2 (of 4)

Written by MIKE CAREY & CHRIS YOST

Penciled by MICHAEL RYAN & VARIOUS

Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

Mike Carey’s Iceman saga continues as things take a dark turn for Bobby Drake with the emergence of an old, deadly foe of the X-Men. Will this spell disaster for our hero or a new chapter in the history of this original X-Man? Also, Emma Frost as you’ve never seen her before. And find out what Boom Boom has been up to since NEXTWAVE!

48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #1

Written by JEFF PARKER & ROGER LANGRIDGE

Penciled by MICHAEL CHO, ROGER LANGRIDGE, NICK KILISLIAN,

DEAN HASPIEL, DAVID WILLIAMS & JEFF PARKER

Cover by JEFF PARKER, KEVIN NOWLAN & BRAD ANDERSON

Just in time for Halloween, The Beast starts conducting investigations into his own "X" files around the world! Are there aliens among us- or things even weirder? Featuring special guest-star artists and classic material too! And emboldened by the safety net of Nowlan inks, Parker even drew the cover!

48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #8

Written by FRED VAN LENTE

Penciled by SALVADOR ESPIN & STEVE CUMMINGS

Cover by MICHAEL GOLDEN

Kitty Pryde is dead ... and Wolverine holds the Soviet Super-Soldiers responsible! Logan unleashes the most ferocious berserker rampage Russia has ever seen -- is the hero lost to the beast forever?

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

NEW EXILES #12 & 13

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Penciled by PACO DIAZ LUQUE, TOM GRUMMETT & MORE

Covers by MICHAEL GOLDEN

& ALEXANDER GARNER

Another double-dose of dimensional deeds dives your way this month!  First, in issue 12, Sabretooth and Cat finish their face-off against Madame Hydra and her evil band of crosstime killers.  Then, as a new arc begins in issue 13, the Exiles deal with the fallout of their last two missions…oh, and that pesky impending End of All that Is, the death and destruction of the OmniVerse!  It’s a double-barreled confrontation that not all of them may survive.

32 PGS.(each)/Rated A …$2.99 (each)

MAX

DEAD OF NIGHT FEATURING DEVIL-SLAYER #2 (of 4)

Written by BRIAN KEENE

Art by CHRIS SAMNEE

Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

In the aftermath of a terrifying firefight, the new Devil-Slayer finds himself on the run in Iraq, hiding from friend and foe alike. Now, unsure who he can trust, Danny Sylva must unravel the conspiracy surrounding the Bloodstone Group and solve the mystery of Operation: Xenogenesis. And if he doesn't, his life -- and the life of everyone on the planet -- may be forfeit. Written by award-winning horror novelist Brian Keene and illustrated by Chris Samnee (DAREDEVIL: BLOOD OF THE TARANTULA)!

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

FOOLKILLER: WHITE ANGELS #4 (of 5)

Written by GREGG HURWITZ

Penciled by PAUL AZACETA

Cover by TOMM COKER

“GOOD NIGHT, MOON”

Just when the Foolkiller and the Punisher appear to have the upper hand in their war with the vicious hate-crime organization known as the White Angels, another player steps onto the field. Sickle Moon -- 98 pounds of bad, bad news.

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

PUNISHER #63

Written by GREGG HURWITZ

Penciled by LAURENCE CAMPBELL

Cover by  DAVE JOHNSON

“GIRLS IN WHITE DRESSES, PART 3: SHE IS DEAD”

The first of three story arcs written by three of the hottest writers in crime fictions start here! Best-selling crime novelist Gregg Hurwitz (The Kill Clause, The Crime Writer) and Laurence Campbell (PUNISHER ANNUAL: THE HUNTED) bring you a tale of death, depravity and revenge south of the border. A little girl dead.  By his hand.  A line the Punisher swore he’d never cross.  Now the hooded men who have been preying on the little Mexican town have something more to worry about.  Frank Castle has never had less to lose…or more pain to dole out.

32 PGS./Explicit Content …$2.99

ICON

CRIMINAL #7

By Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

NOTHING IS WHAT IT SEEMS AS THIS BAD NIGHT COMES TO ITS THUNDERING END!**

The conclusion of “Bad Night” spins a deadly web of lies and murder, as CRIMINAL’s new expanded format keeps the hits coming!

What’s left of Jacob K.’s life has been ripped apart by a chance meeting on one bad night. But when all the things he’s been running from come to the surface, we may just learn the Jacob himself is much more than what he seems.

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 can only be found in the CRIMINAL comics, not in any collections.

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

MARVEL HARDCOVERS

SECRET WARS OMNIBUS HC

Written by JIM SHOOTER, TOM DEFALCO, DAN SLOTT, DANNY FINGEROTH & JAY FAERBER

Penciled by MIKE ZECK, BOB LAYTON, RON FRENZ, PAUL PELLETIER, MARK BAGLEY & GREGG SCHIGIEL

Covers by MIKE ZECK & ALEX ROSS

“SECRET WARS is one of only a handful of books that truly distil the essence of Marvel comics.” -- Comicsbulletin.com

Drawn from Earth across the stars, the Marvel Universe’s greatest villains and heroes are set against one another by the mysterious and unbelievably powerful Beyonder, with the winner promised the ultimate prize. But as battle lines are drawn, new alliances forged and old enemies clash, one among them is not willing to settle for anything less than godhood. Can even the combined might of the Avengers, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men prevent Doctor Doom from becoming the most powerful being in the universe? Collecting SECRET WARS #1-12 -- plus THOR #383, SHE-HULK (2004) #10, and WHAT IF? (1989) #4 and #114.

384 PGS./All Ages …$99.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3110-6

Trim size: oversized

SECRET WARS OMNIBUS HC -- DM ONLY EDITION

384 PGS./All Ages …$99.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3293-6

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY VOL. 1 HC

Written by STAN LEE & VARIOUS

Penciled by GENE COLAN, RUSS HEATH, JOHN ROMITA, JERRY ROBINSON, DICK AYERS, JOE MANEELY, TONY DiPRETA, ED WINIARSKI, JACK ABEL, PAUL REINMAN, JOHN FORTE, MORT LAWRENCE, SAM KWESKIN, CAL MASSEY, MAC PAKULA, VIC

CARRABOTTA, JAY SCOTT PIKE, HOWARD POST, CARL HUBBELL, DICK BRIEFER, ED GOLDFARB, BILL BENULIS, AL LUSTER, C.A. WINTER & VARIOUS

Cover by RUSS HEATH

The MARVEL MASTERWORKS are taking a macabre JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY this October, and you’re invited! It’s a ten-issue fright fest from the pre-Code days when the scare reigned supreme, and the only thing more horrific than not having a dime in your pocket were the stories inside! Featuring artwork by a collection of the Atlas Era’s finest, you’ll be wowed by the gruesome turns of future Marvel Age greats Gene Colan, John Romita and Dick Ayers, and taken into a whole new world of horror by such titans of the 1950s as Joe Maneely, Tony DiPreta, Paul Reinman, Jay Scott Pike and more! So take one foot out of the grave, wrap your hands around a murderous intent to scare, and reserve your copy today! Collecting JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #1-10.

272 PGS./All Ages …$59.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2926-4

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY VOL. 1 HC -- VARIANT EDITION VOL. 106

272 PGS./All Ages …$59.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2927-1

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE X-MEN VOL. 7 HC

Written by STEVE ENGLEHART, GERRY CONWAY,

STAN LEE & ARCHIE GOODWIN

Penciled by TOM SUTTON, GIL KANE, HERB TRIMPE,

BOB BROWN, MARIE SEVERIN & JIM STARLIN

Cover by GIL KANE

Continuing the story of Marvel’s original mutant adventurers, the MARVEL MASTERWORKS brings you the rarest X-Men appearances collected together for the first time ever! When the merry mutants hit the skids, they don’t buckle under -- they hit the road, and you’re riding shotgun. So sit back and get ready for a set of stories that rock the X-Men world to this day! Pushed undercover by mutant paranoia run amok, the Beast sets off on his own, taking a genetic research job with the Brand Corporation. But Hank McCoy’s scientific curiosity will come to curse him forever as an experiment gone horribly wrong turns him truly into a beast. Fanged, covered in head-to-toe fur, hunched over and driven to bouts of furious bloodlust, McCoy must struggle to retain his humanity as he struggles against the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Quasimodo the Living Computer, Juggernaut, the mutant Mimic and the emerging menace of the Secret Empire that seeks to rend the X-Men asunder. Meanwhile, you’ll see Havok and Polaris head to the desert Southwest -- but somehow excitement doesn’t stray far when the green-haired magnetic mutant encounters the green goliath himself, the Incredible Hulk! Iceman engages in aerial battle with someone who might not call him “friend,” the Amazing Spider-Man -- but all is forgiven when the combined X-Men team-up to aid the wall-crawler against the living vampire, Morbius! Collecting AMAZING ADVENTURES #11-17, INCREDIBLE HULK #150 and 161, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #92, MARVEL TEAM-UP #4, and the rare X-MEN #67-80 and ANNUAL covers, this volume is a must-have for every mutant madman.

240 PGS./All Ages …$54.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3048-2

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE X-MEN VOL. 7 HC -- VARIANT EDITION VOL. 105

240 PGS./All Ages …$54.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3049-9

CIVIL WAR HC

Written by MARK MILLAR

Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN

Covers by STEVE MCNIVEN & MICHAEL TURNER

The landscape of the Marvel Universe is changing, and it's time to choose: Whose side are you on? A conflict has been brewing from more than a year, threatening to pit friend against friend, brother against brother -- and all it will take is a single misstep to cost thousands their lives and ignite the fuse! As the war claims its first victims, no one is safe as teams, friendships and families begin to fall apart. The crossover that rewrites the rules, Civil War stars Spider-Man, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the entirety of the Marvel pantheon! Collecting CIVIL WAR #1-7, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: CIVIL WAR and CIVIL WAR SCRIPT BOOK.

512 PGS./Rated T+ …$39.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2178-7

Trim size: oversized

CIVIL WAR HC -- DIRECT MARKET ONLY

512 PGS./Rated T+ …$39.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3483-1

HALO: UPRISING HC

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by ALEX MALEEV

Cover by ALEX MALEEV

The Eisner Award-winning team of superscribe Brian Michael Bendis and artist extraordinaire Alex Maleev unleash an epic story of mankind's struggle against the alien threat of the Covenant. Picking up from the conclusion of blockbuster video game Halo 2, the must-read saga reveals how the Master Chief, while onboard a hostile ship headed towards Earth, is battling against Covenant forces! Intertwined with Master Chief's interstellar one-man-war is the saga of a great American city's rebellion and downfall, two disparate lives' collision and shared fate, and the Convenant's hunt for an ancient relic of untold power and value. With hope dwindling and the fate of humanity hanging by a thread, is there any chance for a future? Journey into the Halo universe! Collecting HALO: UPRISING #1-4 and MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: HALO.

168 PGS./17 & Up …$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2838-0

© 2008 Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft, Halo, the Halo logo, the Microsoft Game Studios logo, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Bungie and the Bungie logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bungie, LLC.

HULK VOL. 1: RED HULK PREMIERE HC

Written by JEPH LOEB

Penciled by ED MCGUINNESS

Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

Superstars Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness will change the way you see the Hulk! In this startling origin epic, the breathtaking events that ended WORLD WAR HULK rocket into this brand-new saga. When one of the Hulk's oldest cast members is murdered, everyone turns to the team of Iron Man, She-Hulk and Leonard Samson to solve the grizzly case. All the evidence points to the Hulk as the killer, but all is not as it seems! Collecting HULK #1-6 and the backup story from WOLVERINE #50.

168 PGS./Rated A …$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2881-6

Trim size: standard

IMMORTAL IRON FIST VOL. 3: THE BOOK OF THE IRON FIST PREMIERE HC

Written by ED BRUBAKER, MATT FRACTION, ROY THOMAS & LEN WEIN

Penciled by TRAVEL FOREMAN, LEANDRO FERNANDEZ, KHARI EVANS, NICK DRAGOTTA, RUSS HEATH, LEWIS LAROSA, MITCH

BREITWEISER, LEWIS LAROSA, KANO, GIL KANE & LARRY HAMA

Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

There have been sixty-six men and women to carry the mantle of THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST throughout the ages -- men and women of great courage, valor, skill and sacrifice. Sixty-six men and women have stood between man and the unstoppable forces of evil, will to give all they have to hold back the hordes. This is the story of four of them -- Wu Ao-Shi, the Pirate Queen of Pinghai Bay; Bei Bang-Wen, power-mad Iron Fist of the year 1860; Orson Randall, the Golden Age Iron Fist; and Danny Rand, the Iron Fist of today -- as told in THE BOOK OF THE IRON FIST! Collecting IMMORTAL IRON FIST #7 and #15-16, IMMORTAL IRON FIST: ORSON RANDALL AND THE GREEN MIST OF DEATH, and IMMORTAL IRON FIST: THE ORIGIN OF DANNY RAND ONE-SHOT.

160 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2993-6

Trim size: standard

THESE IMMORTAL IRON FIST TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!

IMMORTAL IRON FIST VOL. 1: THE LAST IRON FIST STORY…$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2489-4)

IMMORTAL IRON FIST VOL. 2: THE SEVEN CAPITAL CITIES

OF HEAVEN…$17.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2535-8)

INCREDIBLE HERCULES: SECRET INVASION PREMIERE HC

Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE

Penciled by RAFA SANDOVAL

Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

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! Collecting INCREDIBLE HERCULES #116-120.

128 PGS./Rated A …$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3333-9

Trim size: standard

INCREDIBLE HERCULES: AGAINST THE WORLD PREMIERE HC STILL AVAILABLE!

$19.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3312-4)

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: THE ILIAD PREMIERE HC

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

Penciled by MIGUEL ANGEL SEPULVEDA

Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

One of the true cornerstones of Western literature comes to the Marvel Illustrated line! The ancient world is embroiled in a mighty clash of armies: Greek vs. Trojan. Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world, has betrayed her husband -- the Greek, Menelaus -- and fled to Troy with Trojan prince, Paris. The Greeks have sailed to Troy to bring her back -- and crush all that stand in their way. This is the first chapter in the saga that virtually defines the word epic. It is a tale of gods and men, heroism and betrayal. From the lips of Homer to the pages of Marvel Illustrated. Collecting MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: THE ILIAD #1-8.

192 PGS./Parental Advisory …$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2383-5

Trim size: standard

MS. MARVEL VOL. 5: SECRET INVASION PREMIERE HC

Written by BRIAN REED

Penciled by ADRIANA MELO

Cover by GREG HORN

Is Ms. Marvel on the front lines of the Secret Invasion...or is she part of the invasion?! Out--gunned and on the run, with

S.H.I.E.L.D. convinced she’s a Skrull impostor, Ms. Marvel must fight for her identity and her life against her very own Lightning Strike Force! But when the Strike Force has a Ms. Marvel of their own, even Carol can’t be sure she’s Carol anymore! Collecting

MS. MARVEL #25-30.

144 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3019-2

Trim size: standard

THESE MS. MARVEL TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!

MS. MARVEL VOL. 1: BEST OF THE BEST…$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1996-5)

MS. MARVEL VOL. 2: CIVIL WAR…$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2305-7)

MS. MARVEL VOL. 3: OPERATION LIGHTNING STORM…$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2890-8)

MS. MARVEL VOL. 4: MONSTER SMASH…$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2813-7)

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z VOL. 5 PREMIERE HC

Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, SEAN MCQUAID, STUART VANDAL, MIKE FICHERA, MADISON CARTER, MICHAEL HOSKIN, RONALD BYRD, ERIC J. MOREELS, CHAD ANDERSON, DAVID WILTFONG, JACOB ROUGEMONT, AL SJOERDSMA, GABRIEL SHECHTER, CHRIS BIGGS, RICH GREEN & JEPH YORK

Penciled by VARIOUS

Cover by TOM GRUMMETT

Does a super-revised and more comprehensive Marvel Handbook sound Impossible, Man? Do you seek the secrets of Infinity...Gauntlet? When you need a Hand, don't be a Hammerhead: Take the Initiative! This volume deals out favorite heroes including Havok, Hawkeye, Molly Hayes, Hellcat, Hercules, Hulk, Human Torch, Iceman, Invisible Woman, Iron Fist and Iron Man! Villains including the Hate-Monger, Hellfire Club, High Evolutionary, Hobgoblin, the Hood, Hydra, Hydro-Man, Immortus and Imperial Guard! Plus: HERBIE, Happy Hogan, Howard the Duck, Jarella, J. Jonah Jameson, Edwin Jarvis, the Heroes for Hire and so much more! Brought to you by the regular gang of Inhumans! Don't like it? Go to...Hellstorm?

240 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3102-1

Trim size: standard

These OHOTMU PREMIERE HARDCOVERS STILL AVAILABLE!

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z VOL. 1…$24.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3028-4)

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z VOL. 2…$24.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3099-3)

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z VOL. 3…$24.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3100-7)

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z VOL. 4…$24.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3101-4)

SKY DOLL PREMIERE HC

Written by BARBARA CANEPA & ALESSANDRO BARBUCCI

Story by BARBARA CANEPA & ALESSANDRO BARBUCCI

Art and Cover by ALESSANDRO BARBUCCI & BARBARA CANEPA

English Adaptation by C.B. CEBULSKI

The internationally acclaimed best-seller, collected in hardcover for the first time 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! Collecting SKY DOLL #1-3.

152 PGS./Mature …$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3236-3

Trim size: standard

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

SPIDER-MAN: WITH GREAT POWER... PREMIERE HC

Written by DAVID LAPHAM

Penciled by TONY HARRIS & DAVID LAPHAM

Cover by TONY HARRIS

After the spider-bite, before the great responsibility! Meet Peter Parker, “Midtown High’s only professional wallflower,” a hapless young nerd suddenly gifted with great power -- no strings attached! Happy at home with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, but plagued by the bullies and mean girls of high school, see what Peter does when the bite of a radioactive spider gives him the strength to take the things he wants. Fame? Money? Fast cars? Girls? This dweeb’s up to his pencilneck in 'em! Surely things can’t suddenly be this easy. It’s a side of Spider-Man’s early life you’ve barely glimpsed, written by David Lapham (Stray Bullets, TERROR, INC.) with art by Tony Harris (Ex Machina)! Collecting SPIDER-MAN: WITH GREAT POWER... #1-5.

120 PGS./Rated A …$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-1968-5

Trim size: standard

WAR IS HELL: THE FIRST FLIGHT OF THE PHANTOM EAGLE PREMIERE HC

Written by GARTH ENNIS

Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN

Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

Set against the grim backdrop of Word War I, mysterious aviator Karl Kaufmann arrives on the western front dressed outlandishly and at the controls of his own plane. Overconfident and full of romantic ideals, he has come to fight and kill the Hun. But soon Kaufmann

confronts staggering loss and witnesses violence on a scale he

has never imagined. In the process, he learns the harsh truth of

conflict: war is hell. Collecting WAR IS HELL: THE FIRST FLIGHT

OF THE PHANTOM EAGLE #1-5.

120 PGS./Explicit Content …$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-1643-1

Trim size: standard

HAUNT OF HORROR: LOVECRAFT PREMIERE HC

Written by RICHARD CORBEN

Penciled by RICHARD CORBEN

Cover by RICHARD CORBEN

Horror comics legend Richard Corben (HAUNT OF HORROR: EDGAR ALLAN POE) brings you a new series of eerie new spins on the poems and short stories of H.P. Lovecraft. Each adaptation is 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. Collecting HAUNT OF HORROR: LOVECRAFT #1-3. 112 PGS./Explicit Content …$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3287-5

Trim size: standard

HAUNT OF HORROR: EDGAR ALLAN POE PREMIERE HC STILL AVAILABLE!

$19.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2279-6)

X-FORCE VOL. 1: ANGELS AND DEMONS PREMIERE HC

Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRIS YOST

Penciled by CLAYTON CRAIN

Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

There are lines that the X-Men have sworn never to cross. But after the shocking events of Messiah CompleX, Cyclops realizes that some enemies need to be dealt with permanently -- and the X-Men can never know about it. Enter Wolverine, Warpath, X-23 and Wolfsbane -- X-Force! Collecting X-FORCE #1-6.

144 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2976-9

X-FORCE VOL.1: ANGELS AND DEMONS PREMIERE HC - BLOODY VARIANT DM ONLY

144 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3553-1

MARVEL TRADE PAPERBACKS

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK GN

Written by ROY THOMAS (based on the novel by ALEXANDRE DUMAS)

Penciled by HUGO PETRUS

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Alexander Dumas’ brilliant follow-up to The Three Musketeers, brought to vivid life as only Roy Thomas and Hugo Petrus can! Deep inside the French prison known as the Bastille resides prisoner number 12, Philippe…who is none other than the twin brother of King Louis XIV. He was incarcerated to prevent him from setting off a civil war in his quest for the kingship itself. But there are forces who will work tirelessly to free this man in the iron mask -- and put Philippe on the throne! It’s an adaptation that will draw you in with political intrigue so timely it will shock you.

Collecting MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK #1-6.

152 PGS./Rated T+ …$12.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2593-8

Graphic Novel size: 6" x 9.25"

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS VOL. 7: WEIRDER AND WILDER DIGEST

Written by JEFF PARKER

Penciled by IG GUARA

Cover by LEONARD KIRK

Facing the foes no single super hero could withstand! When global threats surface, they must contend with the combined might of: Captain America! Storm! Iron Man! The Hulk! Giant-Girl! Wolverine! Spider-Man! It's all-ages action in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Featuring the Hate-Monger, Arnim Zola, M.O.D.O.C. and more! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #24-27.

96 PGS./All Ages …$8.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2983-7

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ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 11: SALEM'S SEVEN TPB

Written by MIKE CAREY

Penciled by MIKE PERKINS & TYLER KIRKHAM

Cover by BILLY TAN

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! Collecting ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #54-57.

112 PGS./Rated A …$12.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2447-4

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ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 19: BANSHEE TPB

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. Collecting ULTIMATE X-MEN #94-97.

112 PGS./Rated T+ …$12.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2944-8

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MARVEL ZOMBIES TPB

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN

Penciled by SEAN PHILLIPS

Covers by ARTHUR SUYDAM

“Robert Kirkman just knocked the ball out of the park and made this book his own” -- Mark Millar (The Ultimates)

It first came from the skies -- a horrific virus that turned nearly every man, woman and child on Earth into undead zombies. Even Marvel’s greatest heroes -- including Captain America, Spider-Man and the Hulk -- have succumbed, driven only by one mindless goal: to feed on human flesh. But with only a small number of survivors remaining against this unstoppable tide of hunger, what happens when the zombie’s finally run out of humans to eat?! Comic-book fans devoted enough to read only Marvel titles have long been dubbed “Marvel Zombies,” but even the most passionate reader could not have predicted the astounding success of this series. Writer Robert Kirkman, known for his best-selling horror series The Walking Dead, crafts a shocking, spellbinding tale of a Marvel Universe infected by a worldwide zombie plague. Veteran artist Sean Phillips fleshes out Kirkman’s tale, ably transforming once-familiar Marvel heroes into disturbing visions of decaying flesh and rotting bones. Collecting MARVEL ZOMBIES #1-5.

136 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99

MIGHTY AVENGERS VOL. 2: VENOM BOMB TPB

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by MARK BAGLEY

Cover by MARK BAGLEY

Monsters, monarchs and madmen! The CIVIL WAR may be over, but the SECRET INVASION has just begun! Iron Man’s new government-backed, handpicked Avengers roster -- Ms. Marvel, Wasp, Black Widow, Wonder Man, Sentry and Ares -- is a success. But when their outlaw ex-teammate Spider-Woman shows up with evidence that shape-shifting Skrulls have infiltrated Earth, Iron Man faces a harrowing dilemma: Who can he trust when any one of his allies might be an undetectable alien invader? There’s no time to figure it out, though, when a bio-weapon transforms New York’s populace into Venom-like monsters. Plus: the New Avengers, a time-travel quest and an earth-shaking confrontation with Doctor Doom -- courtesy of the legendary ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley! Collecting MIGHTY AVENGERS #7-11.

128 PGS./Rated A …$14.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2369-9

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SPIDER-MAN: BRAND NEW DAY VOL. 1 TPB

Written by DAN SLOTT & MARC GUGGENHEIM

Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN, SALVADOR LARROCA & PHIL JIMENEZ

Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

“In…BRAND NEW DAY, Peter Parker returns to his roots…” -- USA Today

“(BRAND NEW DAY) is a very creative idea. It should stimulate a lot of interest in the characters and the books, and I'm eager to see what happens next.” -- Stan Lee

The old Parker Luck is back! Desperately trying to scrouge up cash to pay the rent and keep his web-spinners recharged, Peter’s misfortunes are compounded by the wreckless antics of Overdrive, the nihilistic villainy of Mister Negative and the ominous threat of the high-flying Menace. And just who is the newest super hero in town -- the stunning, red-haired Jackpot? The new Spidey Braintrust of writers -- Dan Slott (SHE-HULK), Marc Guggenheim (WOLVERINE), Bob Gale (the Back to the Future trilogy) and Zeb Wells (PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN) -- has loaded up BRAND NEW DAY with all the charm and freewheeling fun of classic Spider-Man, but with a fresh new take on super-hero action and drama. Brought to visual life by a bevy of today’s most peerless pencilers -- like Steve McNiven (CIVIL WAR), Salvador Larroca (UNCANNY X-MEN) and Phil Jimenez (Infinite Crisis) -- the stories of BRAND NEW DAY are restoring AMAZING SPIDER-MAN to a level of consistency and playfulness that can’t help but remind readers of the reason they fell in love with the’ol Webhead in the first place! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #546-551, SPIDER-MAN: SWING SHIFT and material from VENOM SUPER SPECIAL #1.

200 PGS./Rated A …$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2845-8

X-MEN: MESSIAH COMPLEX TPB

Written by ED BRUBAKER, MIKE CAREY, CRAIG KYLE, CHRIS YOST & PETER DAVID

Penciled by MARC SILVESTRI, BILLY TAN, CHRIS BACHALO, HUMBERTO RAMOS & SCOT EATON

Cover by MARC SILVESTRI

“Easily the best X-Men crossover in over a decade.” -- IGN.com

In the aftermath of HOUSE OF M, DECIMATION and ENDANGERED SPECIES, the future of mutants has never been bleaker. At the seeming end of their evolutionary cycle, a miracle arrives in the form of the first mutant birth since the tragic events of M-Day, when the Scarlet Witch obliterated the X-gene from virtually every mutant on the planet. But from this source of hope comes a clash between mutants over who will control the child’s fate. It is a battle in which every mutant on the planet has a stake. The fight is on. The combined effort of several of Marvel’s top creators, X-MEN: MESSIAH COMPLEX mines the rich tapestry of the X-Men Universe for a dizzying thrill-ride of suspense that will set a new course for the future of mutantkind. Collecting the X-MEN: MESSIAH COMPLEX one-shot, Uncanny X-Men #492-494, X-Men #205-207, New X-Men #44-46 and X-FACTOR #25-27.

352 PGS./Rated T+ …$29.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2320-0

ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST BOOK 1 TPB

Written by ANDY LANNING, DAN ABNETT, KEITH GIFFEN & CHRISTOS N. GAGE

Penciled by MIKE PERKINS, TIMOTHY GREEN II & MIKE LILLY

Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT

“Mystery, action and adventure on a galactic scale!” -- Wizard magazine

When your land is occupied, you have two choices: assimilation…or resistance! The first salvo in the exciting sequel to Annihilation, this deluxe hardcover showcases many of Marvel’s most fondly remembered cosmic characters, updating them for a new generation of sci-fi starved readers! Still recovering from the Annihilus War, the Kree homeworld of Hala is the centerpoint for a shocking sneak attack and instantaneous invasion that can only be overthrown by a small band of rag-tag warriors. Star-Lord, one of the’70s coolest cult heroes, returns in an adventure that balances equal doses of heavy action and hilarious humor, as he must lead his own version of the Dirty Dozen into battle behind enemy lines with a lineup that includes Mantis, Bug, Groot and Rocket Raccoon! Meanwhile, the new Quasar, the overwhelmed but determined daughter of the original Captain Marvel, seeks a mysterious “savior” -- whose identity will have Marvel fans standing up and cheering through the turn of the last page! ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST BOOK 1 HC gathers the first chapters of the sci-fi war spectacle that Aint It Cool News says is “a worthy sequel and every bit the equal to the impressively cohesive and thoroughly entertaining crossover event from last year!”

Collecting ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST PROLOGUE, ANNIHILATION:

CONQUEST -- QUASAR #1-4, ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST -- STAR-LORD #1-4 and ANNIHILATION SAGA.

272 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2783-3

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YOUNG AVENGERS PRESENTS TPB

Written by ED BRUBAKER, BRIAN REED, ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA, PAUL CORNELL, KEVIN GREVIOUX & MATT FRACTION

Penciled by PACO MEDINA, HARVEY TOLIBAO, ALINA URUSOV, MARK BROOKS, MITCH BREITWEISER & ALAN DAVIS

Cover by JIM CHEUNG

They’re back at last! Patriot, Hulkling, Wiccan, Vision, Stature and Hawkeye! Where have they been and what is their place

in this new post-Civil War Marvel Universe? Today's top creators tell the tale in six chapters! Collecting YOUNG AVENGERS PRESENTS #1-6.

144 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2975-2

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DAREDEVIL: CRUEL AND UNUSUAL TPB

Written by ED BRUBAKER & GREG RUCKA

Penciled by PAUL AZACETA & 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 when confronted with a bad guy who is completely innocent of the crime of which he was convicted? Collecting DAREDEVIL #106-110.

120 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2889-2

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AMERICAN DREAM: BEYOND COURAGE TPB

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 super-hero lives, a hunt for a missing fiancée unexpectedly leads American Dream into a battle with an unstoppable new super-foe and terrifyingly new kind of terrorist. Collecting AMERICAN DREAM #1-5.

120 PGS./Rated A …$14.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3184-7

IRON MAN: THE DRAGON SEED SAGA TPB

Written by JOHN BYRNE

Penciled by PAUL RYAN & MARK BRIGHT

Cover by PAUL RYAN

One of the greatest heroes of this era against one of the greatest monsters of the era before! Iron Man's nemesis, the Mandarin, has risen again, his ten rings of power more awesome than before! But the power in his hands hasn't kept him from being a puppet in someone else's, and war with his ironclad enemy may have to take a backseat against ten awakened dragons...one for each ring!

Can even two Iron Men handle such a multiple menace? Collecting IRON MAN #270-275.

160 PGS./All Ages …$16.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3131-1

SPIDER-MAN: A NEW GOBLIN TPB

Written by LEN WEIN

Penciled by ROSS ANDRU

Cover by ROSS ANDRU

Peter Parker's proven time and again that you can't keep a good man down, but keeping a BAD one down is even harder! Norman Osborn's supposed to be dead, so who's going bats in the green-and-purple togs now? Whether the latest Green Goblin is an old friend or a new enemy, he's out to conquer the underworld -- so Silvermane wants him dead, whether he kills Spider-Man first or not! Spidey fights both sides of a mob war, but the war's end may come in the form of another Goblin -- if he doesn't take down everyone else! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #176-180.

96 PGS./All Ages …$12.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3117-5

WEAPON OMEGA TPB

Written by RICH KOSLOWSKI

Penciled by ANDREAD DI VITO

Cover by MIKE CHOI

Omega Flight's Michael Pointer (a.k.a. Guardian) faces down demons both internal and external. What is happening to him -- and who is responsible? Featuring U.S.Agent! Collecting MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #1-12 ("Weapon Omega"). Plus the Omega Flight prequel from the CIVIL WAR: THE INITIATIVE One-Shot.

112 PGS./Rated T+ …$12.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3415-2

THE LAST DEFENDERS TPB

Written by JOE CASEY

Penciled by JIM MUNIZ

Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

At long last, the team book you've been waiting for! The return of the Defenders! (No trademark infringement here!) And look who's on the team: The mutant Colossus! The sensational She-Hulk! The unpredicatable Blazing Skull! An all-new lineup led by the enigmatic Nighthawk! Injected into the heart of the modern Marvel Universe, the Defenders have been reformed to serve a specific policital purpose -- but is there a greater destiny in store for this crew? It's hi-octane superheroics mainlined right into your fanboy brain!

Collecting THE LAST DEFENDERS #1-6.

144 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-2507-5

PUNISHER MAX VOL. 10: VALLEY FORGE, VALLEY FORGE TPB

Written by GARTH ENNIS

Penciled by GORAN PARLOV

Cover by TIM BRADSTREET

Garth Ennis concludes his seminal run on Punisher -- in style. Thirty-five years ago, the Fifth Cavalry disgorged their troops on an isolated Vietnamese hilltop and was met by a scene of utter devastation. The final body count ran to well over seven-hundred -- almost 200 hundred of them American soldiers. Standing alone amidst the carnage, a sole survivor: Captain Frank Castle, who years later would be known as the most fearsome vigilante to walk the Earth -- the Punisher. Now, the Punisher is about to face his stiffest test: He’s hunted big game in his day, but none as big as this. Five men with unlimited resources. Men who’d put anything between themselves and the Punisher’s bullet. Men who know exactly who he is -- and how to fight him. Collecting PUNISHER #55-60.

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PUNISHER MAX: FROM FIRST TO LAST TPB

Written by GARTH ENNIS

Penciled by JOHN SEVERIN, LEWIS LAROSA & RICHARD CORBEN

Cover by TIM BRADSTREET

Three dark tales of the Punisher’s past, present and future. THE TYGER: As a 10-year-old boy on the streets of Brooklyn, Frank Castle was no stranger to violence. On the eve of his first kill as the Punisher, Castle remembers a far-off summer filled with fear, intimidation and revenge. THE CELL: Deep in the bowels of Riker’s Island lurk five evil old men, with a secret so terrible that even they can’t begin to comprehend it. But a new inmate has arrived: the Punisher, convicted of a hundred murders, determined to find those five old men no matter what. And finally, THE END: In the near future, in the ruins of a world destroyed by nuclear fire, there is still evil -- and so there must be punishment. A dying Frank Castle stalks the mass graves of New York City, determined to carry out one final, dreadful task. Collecting PUNISHER: THE TYGER, PUNISHER: THE CELL and PUNISHER: THE END.

152 PGS./Explicit Content …$15.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-1715-5

ESSENTIAL MARVEL HORROR VOL. 2 TPB

Written by STEVE GERBER, TONY ISABELLA, VAL MAYERIK, LEN WEIN, JOHN WARNER, DOUG MOENCH, MIKE FRIEDRICH, ROY THOMAS, BILL MANTLO, MARV WOLFMAN & SCOTT EDELMAN

Penciled by RICH BUCKLER, VAL MAYERIK, TOM SUTTON, GENE COLAN, JIM MOONEY, TONY DEZUNIGA, BILLY GRAHAM, PABLO MARCOS, SONNY TRINIDAD, JOHN BUSCEMA, BOB BROWN, ED HANNIGAN, YONG MONTANO, JOHN BYRNE, RON WILSON, RICO RIVAL & RUBEN YANDOC

Cover by JOHN ROMITA SR.

A voodoo virtuoso. A devil-tainted demi-druid. A half-mad minister. A creature of the crypts, a man-mountain of marble and a giddy giggling ghoul -- these are the horrific heroes who protect the world from forces even more frightening than themselves! Demons, zombies, warlocks and terrorists -- all in these nightmarish narratives from the shocking scarefest of the seventies! Guest- starring Spider-Man, Spider-Woman and the Thing! Collecting SUPERNATURAL THRILLERS #5 and #7-15 (Living Mummy); STRANGE TALES #169-173, TALES OF THE ZOMBIE #6 and #10 and MARVEL TEAM-UP #24 (Brother Voodoo); HAUNT OF HORROR #2-5 and MONSTERS UNLEASHED #11 (Gabriel the Devil Hunter); STRANGE TALES #174 and #176-177, and MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #11 (Golem); MARVEL CHILLERS #1-2 and MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #33 (Modred the Mystic); and DEAD OF NIGHT #11, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #26 and MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #18 (Scarecrow).

616 PGS./Parental Advisory …$16.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3067-3

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ENDER'S GAME POSTER

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MARVEL PREVIEWS #61

Each issue of MARVEL PREVIEWS is a comic-book-sized, 120-page, glossy full-color guide to all of Marvel's upcoming releases! Marvel Previews also includes special

previews of upcoming or sold-out projects. New page count and price!

120 PGS./RATED T+…JUST $1.25

(or free with a purchase of Diamond’s Previews!)

IN STORES 8/27/08

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