Marvel Solicitations, May 2009

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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
Trim size: oversized

This comic is based on a Mature-rated video game.
(c)2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. 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.

RIFTWAR #1 (of 5)
Written by BRYAN J.L. GLASS
Penciled by RYAN STEGMAN
Cover by TBD
The Castle Crydee has stood strong against a multitude of enemies over the years, and has kept its people safe. But now, a new enemy from another world threatens to destroy them, and Prince Arutha, Swordmaster Fannon and Squire Roland struggle to keep them at bay. Meanwhile, Pug, apprentice to the magician Kulgan, goes on an offensive with his master and a band of soldiers into the heart of the enemy camp. It's a daring challenge...one that will ultimately prove fatal for one of them...and will change the course of the other's life.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$3.99

THE STAND: AMERICAN NIGHTMARES #3 (of 5)
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by MIKE PERKINS
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
Variant Cover by MIKE PERKINS
Sketch Variant by LEE BERMEJO
The most harrowing chapter of Stephen King's horror epic yet! When Larry Underwood and his new companion Rita Blakemoor decide to escape from New York, they head for the Lincoln Tunnel...little knowing that they are embarking on a nightmare journey that will unleash their deepest, darkest fears and demons, both real and imagined. Meanwhile, Harold and Frannie set off on their own great adventure--on mopeds!--and Stu Redman meets another survivor. But is he friend or foe?
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory...$3.99
(c)2009 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: THE FALL OF GILEAD #1 (of 6)
Written by ROBIN FURTH & PETER DAVID
Art by RICHARD ISANOVE
Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV
Sketch Variant by RICHARD ISANOVE
A horrified Steven Deschain learns that the deadly seeing sphere called Maerlyn's Grapefruit has been stolen from his chambers! Far worse, when he enters his wife's rooms to arrest her for the theft, his son Roland is standing over her body with a gun in his hand. The youngest gunslinger has perhaps committed the most hideous crime of all!

Continuing the epic saga based on the best-selling Dark Tower novels by the master Stephen King. It's the first chapter in the most incredible storyline yet.
48 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory...$3.99
(c)2009 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

MARVEL 70TH ANNIVERSARY POSTER BOOK
Thirty-six posters celebrating 70 years of Marvel!
72 PGS./Rated A ...$5.99

OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #5
Written by VARIOUS
Continuing the chronicle of the Marvel Universe, starting with Spider-Man (from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #215 on), Iron Man (from IRON MAN #134) and the X-Men (from X-MEN #219 on). Follow the history of the Marvel universe as it unfolds month by month with the All-New Official Index to the Marvel Universe. Each issue provides synopses for dozens of individual comics, including back-up strips, introducing you to the characters, teams, places and equipment that appeared within, providing vital information about first appearances, where they last showed up and where they appeared next!

64 PGS./Rated A ...$3.99

WOLVERINE #73 70th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT
Written by JASON AARON & DANIEL WAY
Penciled by ADAM KUBERT & TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
70th Anniversary Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

HUMAN TORCH COMICS #1 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Penciled by SCOTT WEGENER
Cover by ADI GRANOV
Variant Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
Before he became the hero he was created to be, the original Human Torch had to battle his inner demons to stake a claim on the soul he knows he has...and his enemies will stop at nothing to tear him apart to get at the city they want to control. Can he learn to tap into the human side of the Torch, or must he sacrifice himself to save the people he has sworn to protect in this al-new 22 page story? Also included is a bonus 10 page Torch tale from Marvel's rich history!
48 PGS./One-Shot/All-New & Reprints/Rated A ...$3.99

MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #1 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Penciled by CHRIS BURNHAM
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Variant Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
The original Human Torch, Toro, the Sub-Mariner, the Angel and the Ferret team up to prevent Nazi saboteurs and one of the Torch's earliest foes from creating the ultimate weapon of mass destruction in this all-new 22 page story. Plus another 10 page classic vintage tale from Marvel's Golden Age!
48 PGS./One-Shot/All-New & Reprints/Rated A ...$3.99

LOCKJAW AND THE PET AVENGERS #1 (of 4)
Written by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS
Penciled by IG GUARA
Cover by KARL KERSCHL
Variant Cover by NIKO HENRICHON
And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest heroes were unaware of a threat greater than all of them could handle. And on that day, a teleporting puppy scoured the world to assemble a team of animals to fight the foes no single beast could withstand! Strap on your collar and hop on-board the adventures of LOCKJAW, LOCKHEED, REDWING, HAIRBALL, and an all-new FROG THOR! Written by Eisner-nominee CHRIS ELIOPOULOS with art by fan-favorite IG GUARA, color by INCREDIBLE HULK colorist CHRIS SOTOMAYOR and variant covers by PRIDE OF BAGHDAD artist NIKO HENRICHON!
32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

ANITA BLAKE: THE LAUGHING CORPSE - NECROMANCER #2 (of 5)
Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON & JESSICA RUFFNER
Pencils & Cover by RON LIM
BEST SELLING AUTHOR LAURELL K. HAMILTON'S THRILLER CONTINUES!
The Laughing Corpse...it's a scream. Anita Blake's manhunt for a child-killer brings her to St. Louis' newest sensation: a comedy club with a macabre twist. But if Anita's going to get any help from the club's new proprietor, Jean-Claude, she'll have to survive the evening's gruesome opening number...

32 PGS./Mature ...$3.99

ENDER'S SHADOW: BATTLE SCHOOL #5 (of 5)
Creative Director ORSON SCOTT CARD
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
Cover by TIMOTHY GREEN II
Sister Carlotta's quest to understand Bean's past brings unwelcome revelations about his future. Meanwhile, Bean himself faces a daunting task which will finally bring him face to face with his famous rival - but will they meet as friends or as enemies? The first chapter of Bean's journey in Marvel's adaptation of Orson Scott Card's sci-fi classic, Ender's Shadow, reaches its conclusion here!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$3.99

UNIVERSAL WAR ONE - REVELATIONS #3 (of 3)
Written by DENIS BAJRAM
Penciled by DENIS BAJRAM
Cover by DENIS BAJRAM
Adapted by PAUL BENJAMIN
The last survivors of the Purgatory squadron reach the end of their terrifying journey knowing who destroyed the Earth and why. The answers to these questions will haunt them forever. The Industrial Colonization Companies have done the unthinkable and irreparable by destroying the crib of humanity and its twenty billion inhabitants. Lost in this nightmarish future the Purgatory fleet will discover that their journey is only part of a terrifying vicious cycle. No matter what action they took, humanity was doomed. Will the first universal war ever come to an end?

48 PGS./Mature ...$5.99

YTHAQ - NO ESCAPE #2 (of 3)
Written by CHRISTOPHE ARLESTON
Pencils & Cover by ADRIEN FLOCH
The Comet's Mist is under siege by Khengis and his army, and when the terrifying Khengis has a purpose, his methods are generous with violence and bloodshed. He wants that ship and will do whatever it takes to get it. Meanwhile Granite, locked up in isolation, tries to convince the Pacha of Dhokas' guilt, and Narvarth is appointed superior officer and tries to get the Comet's Mist moving to save the surviving passengers.
56 PGS./Mature ...$5.99

PRIDE & PREJUDICE #2 (of 5)
Written by NANCY BUTLER
Penciled by HUGO PETRUS
Cover by DENNIS CALERO
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously Two-time RITA award winner and multiple RT Reviewer's Choice winner Nancy Butler and artist Hugo Petrus continue their adaptation of one of the greatest romantic comedies ever told!

In this issue: What is UP with that Darcy guy? Dude's just being a jerk. Forget it, Lizzy, better to spend time with the cute military man that just rode into town...
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

THE TROJAN WAR #1 (of 5)
Written by ROY THOMAS
Penciled by MIGUEL ANGEL SEPULVEDA
Cover by DENNIS CALERO
Based on the Epic Cycle and other ancient sources. This is the tale not told in The Iliad and The Odyssey of Zeus' plans with Themis, the god of justice, to bring about the Trojan War to kill off an excess of mankind. This is a fascinating exploration of the very roots of the most famous conflict in antiquity. Brought to you by the lauded team of Roy Thomas scripter and Miguel Sepulveda responsible for the recent Illustrated adaptation of The Iliad. This is the invaluable companion piece to those aforementioned twin pillars of Greek literature that have withstood the test of ages. Don't miss this first issue!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$3.99

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ #6 (of 8)
Written by ERIC SHANOWER
Pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Now that the Wicked Witch is dead, Dorothy possesses the Witch's magic--including the Winged Monkeys. But how did the Winged Monkeys first become magical slaves? The answer involves a powerful sorceress's love for a mortal boy and her eternal revenge for a practical joke. Then discover the dreadful truth of the Wizard of Oz's secret identity. All Dorothy's hopes of returning home teeter on the brink of annihilation.
32 PGS./All Ages ...$3.99

ULTIMATE WOLVERINE VS. HULK #6 (of 6)
Written by DAMON LINDELOF
Pencils & Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Had enough yet? Neither have we!!!
Red-hot writer Damon Lindelof (LOST) and superstar artist Leinil Francis Yu (Secret Invasion) conclude the slobberknocker of the century! With his mission a wreck and Fury hot on his trail, can Wolverine pull himself together (literally & figuratively!!) to do what he does best before Hulk pounds him into oblivion first? Don't miss this explosive final chapter as the battle between Berserker and Behemoth goes to ELEVEN!!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

ULTIMATUM #5 (of 5)
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & Cover by DAVID FINCH
Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Sketch Variant by ED MCGUINNESS
Gatefold Variant by DAVID FINCH
Fallen Heroes Variant by OLIVIER COIPEL
Is this what the end of the world looks like? You better believe it!!

As only Emmy & Eisner award-winning writer Jeph Loeb and superstar artist David Finch can deliver, it's an apocalyptic conclusion where every, and we mean EVERY, score is settled! The Ultimate heroes have faced their final judgment...and when the dust settles will they be found wanting? If you can handle the growing body count, stick around as ALL is answered in this explosive series finale that will shock fans for years to come!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

ULTIMATUM: SPIDER-MAN REQUIEM BOOK #1 (of 2)
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils by Mark Bagley & Stuart Immonen
Covers by Stuart Immonen
Spider-Man has fallen and the Ultimate Universe will never be the same. Join Brian Bendis, Stuart Immonen and original series artist Mark Bagley as they begin a two-part story celebrating the heroism of your friendly neighborhood webslinger as written by none other than...J. Jonah Jameson(?!). FEATURING NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN ART FROM MARK BAGLEY.

40 PGS./Rated A ...$3.99

WOLVERINE NOIR #2 (of 4)
Written by Stuart Moore
Pencils and Cover by C.P. Smith
Variant Cover by DENNIS CALERO
New York City, 1937. Private detective Jim Logan's partner, Dog, is missing...and Logan's determined to find him, even if he has to spread a trail of blood and broken hearts across the Bowery. But chances of finding Dog alive aren't looking good as all signs point to a dangerous gangster called Creed...who might just be too much for one down-and-out P.I. to handle.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$3.99

DAREDEVIL NOIR #2 (of 4)
Written by ALEXANDER IRVINE
Pencils & Cover by TOM COKER
Variant Cover by DENNIS CALERO
"LIAR'S POKER," PART 2
The latest addition to Marvel's red-hot Noir line offers a unique spin on the Man Without Fear! Prohibition-era Hell's Kitchen is no place to be a blind man, but it's tailor-made for a vigilante. On one side, you've got the Kingpin; on the other, Orville Halloran, fresh out of Sing Sing and ready for war. Daredevil has tangled with both of them before, and as temperatures rise in the Kitchen, a third player comes to the table: the Bull's-Eye Killer. Who does he work for -- Fisk or Halloran? Murdock needs to find out, and fast, for the sake of the mysterious Eliza. But there's more to her than meets the eye...
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$3.99

Spider-Man: The Short Halloween
Written by BILL HADER & SETH MEYERS
Pencils & Cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE
Two stars of Saturday Night Live make their Marvel debut with an all-new story set right on the bustling, hot dog juice covered streets of New York City. Halloween is coming early this year as Spidey is knocked out during the Greenwich Village costume parade and an intoxicated reveler in a Spidey costume takes his place. Really, we don't want to say more than that. Trust us, with comic book legend Kevin Maguire (JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL) along for the ride, this'll be more exciting than putting a president on a comic book cover!
48 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ ...$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #6
Written by BRIAN REED, TOM DEFALCO & PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by RON FRENZ, SHAWN MOLL & MORE!
Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRAI
Get ready to crank the action up to TWELVE as the All-New All-Monthly Amazing Spider-Man Family returns with more web-spinning wonders from the many corners of the life of Peter Benjamin Parker!

First up, she's gone but not forgotten as we take a look back at one of the first days on the job for JACKPOT! Then, in the on-going adventures of SPIDER-GIRL, Mayday and the family Parker deal with the repercussions of GWEN REILLY! Next, in THE PRIVATE LIFE OF PETER PARKER, trapped in an elevator on his way to a job interview, Peter Parker must show some children in need what it's like to be a true hero. And finally, check out the second installment of the future of pork-based super heroics with SWINEY GIRL - Daughter of PETER-PORKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-HAM!

It's more action than you can shake a Quesada at, all for half the amount of an assistant editor's weekly paycheck!
64 PGS./All-New/Rated A ...$4.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #593
Written by Mark Waid
Penciled by Mike McKone
Cover by Joe Quesada
Part Two of "24/7"!
Reeling from the discovery he made last issue -- one that will have a huge impact on the Spider-Universe in the coming months -- Peter Parker withdraws even further into his Spidey identity just in time to come face-to-face (or web-to-wing) with the all-new Vulture!
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #594
Written by MARK WAID
Penciled by MIKE MCKONE
Cover by JOE QUESADA
"24/7" Finale!

Hunted as never before by a newly empowered J. Jonah Jameson--and you won't believe JJJ's new base of operations!-- Spider-Man can't find peace privately or in public! It's time Spidey faced up to the truth behind his 24/7 mission--before it kills him!

32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #595
Written by JOE KELLY
Pencils & Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV
DARK REIGN TIE-IN!
The lead-up to Amazing Spider-Man #600 begins here.

Spider-Man editor Stephen Wacker here with a quick message. Look, this solicit is being written before you dear readers even know how CHARACTER ASSASSINATION ends and the major changes that spill out of it, so I can't tell ya much, but believe me, if you haven't been keeping up with Spidey...it's time.

Following immediately on the heels of "24/7", Spider-Man's world has become more messed-up and stressful than ever and the fact that his biggest enemy, is in charge of the world...and the Avengers...is only the icing on a really dangerous cake. Now faced with hard choices about family and friendship, Spider-Man knows exactly what he has to do to save the world...it's time to take down Norman Osborn.

32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

DARK AVENGERS #5
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO
Young Guns Variant Cover by KHOI PHAM
When the public is reminded of Norman's terrible past, Norman's wheeling and dealing becomes a public concern. Plus, some of the Avengers are getting frisky with each other, and that can't be good. Plus the return of...the Cabal!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

MIGHTY AVENGERS #25
Written by DAN SLOTT
Pencils by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by KHOI PHAM
What would be the greatest heist of all time? Breaking into the First National Bank? The Tower of London? Fort Knox? No. It'd be knocking over the BAXTER BUILDING! But why would HANK PYM want to rip off MR. FANTASTIC? And are the other AVENGERS ready to become Earth's Mightiest Cat Burglars? Part one of the all-new MIGHTY AVENGERS/FANTASTIC FOUR throwdown starts here!
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #24
Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE
Pencils & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
THE INITIATIVE: DISASSEMBLED CONTINUES! A Dark Reign has fallen. Norman Osborn has disbanded S.H.I.E.L.D. and shut down Camp Hammond. That leaves the Shadow Initiative out in the cold...stuck in Madripoor with no means of escape, hunted by an army of Hydra agents, including Wolverine's old foes, Bloodscream and Roughhouse! They have no idea if Norman even knows they're out there, or if they're better off if he doesn't! If you thought changing costumes was the biggest event in Taskmaster's career, you cannot miss this issue...

32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

NEW AVENGERS #53
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by BILLY TAN & CHRIS BACHALO
Cover by BILLY TAN
Variant Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
WHO WILL BE THE NEXT SORCERER SUPREME? And will he or she survive the initiation? The Avengers fight a battle that they know will shape the future of the Marvel Universe for years to come!
32 PGS./Rated A ...$3.99

SECRET WARRIORS #4
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
The most talked about new Marvel series rolls on as we find out the answer to the question: What happened to all the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

Plus, Daisy Johnson recruits a new member to replace a fallen comrade, the kids spy on Nick Fury and we follow the Colonel as he starts his one man war against the endless hordes of HYDRA.
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

DARK REIGN: FANTASTIC FOUR #3 (of 5)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by SEAN CHEN
Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
Forced to fight their way through time, Sue, Ben and Johnny have to defend the Holy Land in the Crusades, Conquer the Wild West and beat back the Nazis while Franklin and Val are busy back in the Baxter Building preparing for the arrival of Norman Osborn.

All that, and the return of the Illuminati!
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

DARK REIGN: ELEKTRA #3 (of 5)
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by CLAY MANN
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
A fatigued and badly wounded Elektra is out of H.A.M.M.E.R. custody and on the run, and Norman Osborn wants her neutralized. Nothing for it but to send his best anti-Elektra operative - the Dark Avengers' own...HAWKEYE! He killed her once when he was Bullseye. Does a wounded Elektra even stand a chance? From Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Clay Mann (DAREDEVIL)!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

DARK REIGN: HAWKEYE #2 (of 5)
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Penciled by TOM RANEY
Cover by CLINT LANGLEY
Bullseye cuts loose in this DARK REIGN tie-in! Reporter Ben Urich investigates a brutal massacre that has all the hallmarks of the notorious assassin Bullseye. But can Urich connect the murders to the Dark Avenger known as Hawkeye? Norman Osborn must bring H.A.M.M.E.R. down to hide the awful truth before it tears the team apart--and poisons the Avengers' noble legacy forever! The killer creative team of Andy Diggle (THUNDERBOLTS) and Tom Raney (SECRET INVASION: INHUMANS) spins the spotlight on one of Marvel's most controversial characters!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$3.99

DARK REIGN: YOUNG AVENGERS #1 (of 5)
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Pencils and Cover by MARK BROOKS
The Melter; The Executioner; The Enchantress; Egghead; Big Zero and Coat of Arms: they call themselves the Young Avengers, teenage rebels, on the run from the authorities, hated and feared by a world they've sworn to protect. Their interests include interspecies romance, modern art and bloody murder. Everything is permitted, and so are they. Until they meet the original Young Avengers. And then their grey areas will come home to roost.
32 PGS./Rated T+...$3.99

DARK REIGN: THE HOOD #1 (of 5)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by KYLE HOTZ
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Straight from the pages of NEW AVENGERS and DARK REIGN: THE CABAL--go deep into the cutthroat world of The Hood! You may know him as the tough-talking crime boss who's organizing the villains of NYC while wheeling and dealing with the likes of Loki and Dr. Doom. But what about his pregnant girlfriend, addict cousin and institutionalized mother that we met back in his debut mini? And what price is he paying for his rapid climb up the ranks of crime and power? Writer Jeff Parker (AGENTS OF ATLAS) and Kyle Hotz (THE HOOD: BLOOD FROM STONES) invite you to spend a week in the life of Parker Robinson, one of the key characters in Dark Reign, as he struggles to keep his professional and personal lives from destroying each other!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$3.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #13
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art and Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Tony's flight for freedom goes international! Pepper Potts: Prisoner of H.A.M.M.E.R.! And things get very bad for Maria Hill deep in the heart of Texas! As Tony struggles to keep the Silver Centurion armor up and running, Norman Osborn's noose tightens around his neck - every freak and fiend in his rogues gallery is gunning for him - and Madame Masque gets the keys to the kingdom. WORLD'S MOST WANTED hits the halfway point and absolutely no one is safe.
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #36
Written by DANIEL WAY
Pencils by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
"WEAPON XI"
Wolverine races to stop Daken from undergoing the procedure that will turn him into the ultimate weapon! But will saving his son's life cost him his own? Nothing lasts forever... Part 4 (of 5)
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

AGENTS OF ATLAS #4 & 5
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN, CLAYTON HENRY & GABRIEL HARDMAN
Issue #4 Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Issue #5 Cover by BILLY TAN
Variant Covers by ED MCGUINNESS

It's a double-dose of intrigue and adventure this month with back-to-back Atlas action! What a difference a half-century makes: As the Agents of 1958 find themselves battling deep behind the Iron Curtain, the Agents of today are locked in mortal conflict with Captain America! And if Bob Grayson loses his mind, that may very well be the end for the Agents of today!

And if that weren't enough...

Issue #5 brings the throwdown to end all throwdowns! The Agents of Atlas face off with the NEW AVENGERS!!! What a perfect time for M-11 to take one of his unpredictable courses of decisive action. Rated V for VIOLENT.
32 PGS.(each)/Rated T+ ...$2.99 (each)

BLACK PANTHER #4
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by KEN LASHLEY
Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
"DEADLIEST OF THE SPECIES," PART 4
Something bad happened to T'Challa. Wakanda stands at the brink as an unstoppable force advances toward the gates of the city: Morlun -- Devourer of Totems -- is back, and he's here to feast on the Panther totem. Wakanda's only hope is the new Black Panther...if she's worthy to inherit the mantle. And the only one who can determine that is the Panther God.
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

NEW AVENGERS: THE REUNION #3 (of 4)
Written by JIM MCCANN
Penciled by DAVID LOPEZ
Cover by JO CHEN
"DOUBLE INDEMNITY"
After last issue's bombshell revelation, the hits keep coming for Mockingbird and Ronin as they begin their infiltration to stop a weapon of mass destruction from destroying an entire city. Plus, the question that's been on everyone's mind, especially Clint's: What happened to Mockingbird while she was held captive by the Skrulls? Find out here as the Reunion 15 years in the making continues!
32 PGS./Rated A ...$3.99

SKRULL KILL KREW #2 (of 5)
Written by ADAM FELBER
Penciled by MARK ROBINSON
Cover by MARIO ALBERTI
Cow Variant Cover by TOP COW STUDIOS
The creepy spin-off of Secret Invasion continues with the Krew leader Ryder's attempts to take down a faction of surviving scions of the original Skrulls that Reed Richards turned into cows. Unfortunately he's got to deal with the fact that his team is dead first.
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

DEADPOOL #10
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by PACO MEDINA
Cover by JASON PEARSON
"BULLSEYE," PART 1 OF 3
Norman Osborn is through playing around with Deadpool--it's time to send in the big guns. The big, crazy guns that never, ever miss. He may be wearing a new costume, but he's still the same ol' psychopath...
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

MS. MARVEL #39
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by PATRICK OLLIFFE
Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.
The Dark Reign is in full effect. Carol Danvers is dead. Moonstone has taken on the mantle of Ms. Marvel. And the only hope for the forces of good is...Machine Man?! Brian Reed & Patrick Olliffe kick off a new chapter in the legend of Ms. Marvel!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

PUNISHER #5
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by JEROME OPENA
50/50 Covers by MIKE MCKONE
"LIVING IN DARKNESS: CONCLUSION"
Frank Castle will kill the Hood or die trying. With his city under siege, a high bounty on his head and nothing left to lose, The Punisher dives in for a direct confrontation with New York's new kingpin of crime -- and what he discovers within The Hood's secret base will shock the Marvel Universe to its core. Who is The Hood's mysterious new lieutenant? What is The Hood truly capable of? And exactly how far will he go to take down the biggest threat to his brutal underworld reign?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

SPIDER-WOMAN #2
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by ALEX MALEEV
Jessica Drew is back, she is an agent of S.W.O.R.D. and she is hunting one of the people who helped ruin her life. It's back to sexy, violent Madripoor because the HUNT IS ON!!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

ASTONISHING TALES #4
Written by C. B. CEBULSKI, DANIEL MERLIN GOODBREY, JONATHON GREEN & JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by KENNETH ROCAFORT, LOU KANG, FIONA STAPLES & NICHOLAS PITARRA
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
MARVEL'S PREMERE ANTHOLOGY CONTINUES! Madripoor is ablaze as WOLVERINE & PUNISHER battle the genetically engineered mutant hunter PREDATOR X! The future takes a turn for the worse as IRON MAN 2020 confronts the endless robot forces of Commodore Q! DAREDEVIL hunts the most dangerous game in the streets of Hell's Kitchen! And Sunspot and Cannonball crash some weddings in MOJOWORLD!
40 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

FIN FANG FOUR RETURN! #1
Written by SCOTT GRAY & ROGER LANGRIDGE
Pencils & Cover by ROGER LANGRIDGE
There was a time when giants walked the Earth! Monstrous creatures! Products of science gone mad!!! FIN FANG FOOM! ELEKTRO! GOOGAM! GORGILLA! Once they were great and terrible, and all trembled in their wake! Now, reduced to human size, they must live in the modern world and earn a buck. So what happens when the freakish foursome tries to play nice? Find out in this one-shot from the depraved minds of acclaimed comedy maestros Scott Gray and Roger Langridge!
48 PGS./One-Shot/Rated A ...$3.99

AVENGERS/INVADERS #11 (of 12)
Written by JIM KRUEGER & ALEX ROSS
Penciled by STEVE SADOWSKI
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Cover by MARIO ALBERTI
On the other side of history, chaos reigns. Evil has won and the Fourth Reich now rules the world. Only the combined might of the Avengers, The Invaders and the mysterious new heroes Electro, The Challenger, The Silver Scorpion, The Black Widow, the Black Avenger and Captain Terror have a hope of setting the world right.
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #50
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils by Luke Ross
Cover by STEVE EPTING
Bucky Barnes, another man out of time, is the new Captain America now...but today he's trapped in the past, because today is Bucky Barnes' birthday. See Bucky's favorite and least favorite birthdays - from the cold winters of the Depression on military bases, to the front lines of WW2 fighting alongside the Invaders, to his new mission as Cap. Oh yeah, and someone's trying to kill him. By Ed Brubaker and Luke Ross.
48 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

FANTASTIC FORCE #2
Written by JOE AHEARNE
Penciled by STEVE KURTH
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
He's a descendant of the Hulk and the stepson of Wolverine--but now, Banner's mother the Harpy has appeared from nowhere and is out to destroy the Fantastic Force! Alex Ultron, the 16th generation, has a shock when he realizes his brand new paradise is run on android slaves and telepath Natalie X finds out what's really on Logan's mind. Taking down the Harpy costs half of the Fantastic Force just as they face three of the most powerful women in history who are here to destroy Nu-World...and the new heroes who defend it!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI13 #13
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Betrayal runs rampant! Spitfire is offered a high rank in the vampire state--will she take it? Does she have a chance? A traitor is discovered in the ranks of British Intelligence. But what are the chances that he's the only one. Pete Wisdom's main concern is keeping his people alive, but with his track record and who they're up against, it's not looking good.
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

GHOST RIDER #35
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by TONY MOORE
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
"TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS," PART 3
Johnny Blaze has come to a monastery in Japan, just wanting to be left alone as he waits patiently for the end of the world. But when a local biker gang begins terrorizing the town, Blaze realizes that his work as Ghost Rider isn't quite done yet.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

EXILES #2
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by SALVADOR ESPIN
Cover by DAVE BULLOCK
It appears that affecting the course of history on another world is HARD. Especially when all the mutants of this world work together...against you! How can a new untested team take on The X-Men, The Brotherhood, and everybody in between? Join the Exiles as they tumble head first into the answer as the relaunch of this fan-favorite series continues!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #567
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH
THE MASTERS OF DOOM Part Two
The Marquis of Death has returned to Earth after a genocidal sojourn of two decades! And his first target is his once-pupil,
Victor Von Doom!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

HOWLING COMMANDOS #1
Written by JESSE ALEXANDER
Pencils and Cover by JOHN PAUL LEON
"SHOTGUN OPERA"
Nothing less than the fate of the free world is at stake as Sgt. Nick Fury leads the Howling Commandos on their most dangerous mission ever! SHOTGUN OPERA sets the stage for the harrowing events of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's best-selling CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE. After parachuting deep into enemy-held Yugoslavia, Fury, Dum Dum, Izzy, Reb, Gabe, and Pinky Pinkerton need every bullet and grenade in the Allied armory as they are chased by Tiger tanks, strafed by screaming Stukas, betrayed by beautiful babes, and forced into gladiatorial combat against Baron Strucker's diabolical war machine: PANZER MAX! Brought to you by the team of Jesse Alexander (HEROES, LOST, ALIAS) and John Paul Leon (EARTH X), HOWLING COMMANDOES is a must-have for all Fury Fans, Cap Completists, and anyone who likes war comics that take no prisoners, show no mercy, and cry havoc! WA-HOO!
40 PGS./One-Shot/Parental Advisory ...$3.99

MOON KNIGHT #30
Written by MIKE BENSON
Penciled by JEFTE PALO
Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO
"DOWN SOUTH," PART 4
The little Mexican town of El Paso Del Norte is getting crowded. First, there's Moon Knight, whose current alter ego, Jake Lockley, is playing bodyguard to a young woman who's in the crosshairs of virtually every assassin South of the Rio Grande. Then, there's the Zapata Brothers, a duo of outlandish assassins that's determined to collect the bounty. And then there's the Punisher, who's crossed the border on the trail of some Russian Mobsters. Oh, and did we forget to mention the phantom predator known as Toltec, who's got his sights on everyone?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

HULK #12
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & 50/50 Covers by ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
After the senses shattering unexpected cliffhanger from last issue, The Defenders/Offenders War comes to an explosive end in this issue by the superstar-team of Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness! The Hulk, Namor, Doc Strange and Silver Surfer have one last chance to save the women they love and the Red Hulk, Tiger Shark, Mordo and Terrax aren't about to let that happen. Can the Defenders triumph without the Hulk to lead them? All of this and a twist ending that you will never see coming!
32 PGS./Rated A ...$3.99

HULK: BROKEN WORLDS BOOK TWO (of 2)
Written by MARC SUMERAK, ADAM WARREN & JASON HENDERSON
Penciled by JONBOY MEYERS, KELSEY SHANNON, JUAN SANTACRUZ & STEVE SCOTT
Cover by PAUL PELLETIER

Throughout the unending vastness of the multiverse echo the cries of the monster inside mister Bruce Banner... the unstoppable force known as the Hulk. Join us as we continue our quest to chronicle the catalogue of crosstime Hulk, asking not "What If..." but "What is?" This ALL-NEW oversized special revisits the worlds of the Age of Apocalypse, the Days of Future Past, the Marvel Mangaverse, and the year 1602!

40 PGS./Rated A ...$3.99

ALL-NEW SAVAGE SHE-HULK #2 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by PETER VALE
Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
As the all-new, all-different She-Hulk continues her relentless rampage through New York, the mysterious target of the desperate mission that brought her to our time period is revealed -- and it's a doozy! Only one thing stands between the daughter of Hulk and Thundra and the object of her quest -- her name is JENNIFER WALTERS, and she won't let the She-Hulk mantle be taken away from her without a catfight that measures 10 on the Richter scale! And no matter what the outcome, the DARK AVENGERS wait in the wings to take on the winner! Plus, 8 pages of Director's Cut-style extras!
40 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

PLANET SKAAR PROLOGUE
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by DAN PANOSIAN
Cover by ALEX GARNER
Reed Richards just found out that the Hulk has a son. A great, big barbarian son named Skaar who's known nothing but blood and rage after being abandoned by his father to be born on fire on a war-torn alien planet. And now Skaar's coming to Earth, where a showdown with his father could literally split the globe in two. So with just twenty four hours to spare, Mr. Fantastic must determine how to face the advent of... PLANET SKAAR! Don't miss the perfect jumping on point for a brand new epic in which the Son of Hulk finally slashes straight into the heart of the Marvel Universe! PLUS, 8 pages of Director's Cut style extras!
40 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$3.99

SKAAR: SON OF HULK #11
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by RON LIM
Cover by TRAVIS CHAREST
Too savage for the savage planet of Sakaar, the Son of Hulk has been exiled to the puny little mudball known as EARTH! Can a confrontation with his father be far behind? Also -- the return of the Warbound! These monstrous alien heroes stood by the Green Goliath throughout the epic tales of "Planet Hulk" and "World War Hulk." Now can they save the soul of the Hulk's barbarian boy? Skaar, Son of Hulk, begins his epic clash with the Marvel Universe with PLANET SKAAR, PART ONE!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #129
Written by FRED VAN LENTE & GREG PAK
Penciled by RYAN STEGMAN
Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS
In this issue: HERCULES AND AMADEUS CHO DIE!!! We heard that cheap death sells comics, and we're more than happy to oblige. Though seriously, if you had to plunge into the UNDERWORLD and bring back Hercules' slain father ZEUS to counter Hera's power, could you think of a better plan? And come to think of it, have you ever noticed how... impermanent death is in the Marvel Universe? Well, while hobnobbing among the most famous Marvel deceased over the last few years, Herc and Cho learn the terrible secret why -- and why PLUTO, Lord of the Dead, is fighting-mad about it!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

IMMORTAL IRON FIST #26
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Pencils by TRAVEL FOREMAN
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Danny's escape from Hell gets down to the wire! Trapped in the mystical and secret eighth city of monsters, Danny and the Immortal Weapons have to make the prison-break of a lifetime...with Davos waiting to meet them outside! But will he help them run...or shove them back to their deaths?! By Duane Swierczynski (CABLE) and Travel Foreman (ARES)!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #51
Written by PAUL BENJAMIN
Penciled by JUAN SANTACRUZ
Cover by Graham Nolan
Think Spidey's the only guy that can stick to stuff? Meet PASTE POT PETE!!! God of glue! Advocate of adhesive! Will he turn the Wallcrawler into the Wallstucker?

32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #48
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by DAVID HAHN & COLLEEN COOVER
Cover by ROGER CRUZ
MOVING DAY: All good things must eventually end. Sure, our universe had some great times, but all shows must close, and the Fantastic Four are summoned to the Ends of Time to help one of the show's brightest stars pack up for the long sleep until the next universe is born. That's right: Galactus has survived one Big Bang, and is making plans to pull off the same trick! But what does a guy like Galactus pack for this journey, and why does he need the help of the Fantastic Four? Plus, artist Colleen Coover brings you Sue Storm's essay, "The Importance of Being Invisible!"

32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #36
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by MATTEO LOLLI
Cover by IG GUARA
BLOCKHEAD PARTY: When the Avengers take some time out of their busy schedules to attend a neighborhood block party / flea market, Tigra discovers a magic necklace and accidentally unleashes an ancient genie that has two goals in mind: giving Tigra her requisite three wishes, and seeking terrible vengeance on the "dire villain" who trapped him in the lamp... a certain ever lovin' blue eyed Thing! Can Tigra simply WISH this problem away? You'd think so, but magic wishes sure do have their way of back-firing! It's a supernatural battle royale, guest-starring the Thing!

32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #11
Written by LOUISE SIMONSON
Penciled by JON BURAN
Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
Thunder gods! Lying gods! Father gods! Giant nasty monster dudes bigger than skyscrapers! Join comic legend LOUISE "WEEZY" SIMONSON as she presents another epic tale featuring THOR, god of thunder!!!!

32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

MARVEL TRIPLE ACTION #2
Written by MARC SUMERAK
Penciled by SANFORD GREENE
Cover by GRAHAM NOLAN
WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #2
MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS #20
MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #2
72 PGS./All Ages ...$5.99

SPIDER-MAN MAGAZINE #6
Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.
It's Spider-Man from cover to cover in the latest senses-shattering edition of the wall-crawler's very own ongoing magazine! In addition to full-length comic-book stories, this issue features puzzles, games, pinups and a pull-out poster!
96 PGS./All Ages ...$6.99

MARVEL APES: GRUNT LINE SPECIAL
Written by KAREL KESEL
Penciled by JOE SUITOR
Cover by JOHN WATSON

Evolution got ya down? Fear not hairless ones, because MARVEL APES are about to get HAMMERED! When teenager Roy Reyna finds he can transform into the super-powered simian APE X, it's more fun than a barrel of monkeys...until H.A.M.M.E.R. agents capture him. The next thing Ape X knows, he's in a secret prison being interrogated about some strange...Ape Universe. He doesn't have the answers they want, and they don't believe him. But they'll break him, one way or another...

Ape X's only hope is Jane Potter-- a young journalist working for the Front Line newspaper, hungry for her first Big Story-- plus her quirky co-conspirators: the Initiative's furry fury, Gorilla Girl, and the world's most lovable loser, the Gibbon. All this banana bunch has to do to save Ape X is break into the secret government facility known as...PROJECT PEGASUS. Mix in some bad puns and big guns, the Red Ghost's Super-Apes and a sinister cyber-simian called Ooktron, and the fur really flies! But escaping from Project Pegasus is no joke-- and on this front line everyone is expendable!

48 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ ...$3.99

MARVEL READING CHRONOLOGY
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
Cover by JORGE MOLINA
Seventy years of Marvel history has led to countless thousands of stories, many of which have been reprinted in various collected editions through the years. Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Wolverine, Daredevil, the X-Men and more have had dozens of volumes see print. You've probably got some on your shelf right now! But if you want more, or you're just starting to build your library, all the choices at hand may be a little overwhelming -- the timelines of your favorite characters a bit confusing. The MARVEL READING CHRONOLOGY will arm you with the information you need to maximize your reading experience! These easy-to-follow chronologies will guide you through your reading list and make you the merriest Marvelite on your block!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...FREE

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MARVEL ZOMBIES 4 #2 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by KEV WALKER
Cover by GREG LAND
Straight from the Dark Reign comes...The Hood! What the cloaked criminal wants, he gets--and he's after the zombie virus to wipe out the heroes once and for all! But standing in his way are the Midnight Sons--and they're not heroes...they're monsters! For the first time in many years, The Hood and his super-villain syndicate know fear...but where Parker Robinson goes, can the dread Dormammu be far behind? The awful answers are supplied by Fred Van Lente and Kev Walker, the team that CBR.com praised for, "taking the MARVEL ZOMBIES franchise in a brand new, invigorating direction!"
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$3.99

SQUADRON SUPREME #11
Written by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Pencils & Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO
"RAISING THE BAR!"
As if all-out war between the new and old Squadrons Supreme wasn't bad enough...America still has to endure the normal problems...terrorism, criminal geniuses, mutated astronauts...and a rising tide of superhumanity. Okay, maybe nothing's normal anymore, but that doesn't make anything any easier...
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

RUNAWAYS #10
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & JAMES ASMUS
Pencils by SARA PICHELLI & EMMA RIOS
Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
When Runaway Molly Hayes responds to the X-Men's psychic invitation welcoming all mutants to a new home in San Francisco, she declares it "Moll-ifest Destiny" and heads to the Headlands to investigate! But when she finds herself back-to-back with Wolverine, cornered by a villain with a vendetta, she might find being an X-Man isn't just secret clubhouses and cool-looking costumes...
40 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

THOR #602
Written by J.MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Art & Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
The cataclysmic, catastrophic events of THOR #600 have rocked Asgard. What unexpected way do his true friends figure out to help him? And what could possibly be the next step in the devious Loki's sinister schemes and machinations?
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

THOR: TALES OF ASGARD BY STAN LEE & JACK KIRBY #1 (of 5)
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JACK KIRBY
Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
The legend has come true! By the will of the gods, I am alive! I am invincible! I am -- THOR!!! And so began the very first epic tale of Marvel's most revered hero, the mighty Thor, whose legend would grow alongside the success of Marvel comics, making him the most exciting super hero of all time! Never has Thor been more sensational than during these early tales, crafted by Marvel's greatest, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Re-live classic Norse mythology in the mighty Marvel manner as well as Stan and Jack's stories of the Norse Gods and Thor before he came to Earth as Don Blake. Witness as these masters breathe life into the thunder god and some of Marvel's most enduring characters: Helmdall, Balder, Loki, Odin and Hela. Read these stories as never before with all-new, modern coloring and six extraordinary interlocking covers by current THOR artist Olivier Coipel. Collecting the "Tales of Asgard" backup stories from JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #97-104

48 PGS./Remastered Reprints/All Ages ...$3.99

TIMESTORM 2009/2099 #2 (of 4)
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by ERIC BATTLE
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
It's the heroes and villains of 2099--as you've never seen them before! Washington, D.C. overrun by Hulks! New York City controlled by massive corporations that know your every thought and desire! A man from 2099 in the present day, killing our heroes! Brian Reed (SECRET INVASION: CAPTAIN MARVEL) and Eric Battle (Batman) bring you the world of tomorrow as it collides with the world of today!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

THUNDERBOLTS #132
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by FRANCESCO "MATT" MATTINA
A new killer joins the Norman Osborn's terrifying team! Our crazed covert ops squad sets out to recruit one of the world's deadliest fighters: the ruthless Wolverine foe known only as Mr. X! But first they must defeat him in single combat, and that's easier said than done--especially when one of the Thunderbolts is hiding a deadly secret that could spell death for them all! Be there for the next issue of the book that Aint It Cool News says: "continues to impress...Diggle's first issue back at Marvel is an excellent benchmark of things to come."
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

WAR MACHINE #6
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by CARLOS MAGNO
Cover by FRANCESO "MATT" MATTINA
Controversy erupts as War Machine picks a target on U.S. soil in "Homeland," Part One! When Jim Rhodes returns home he comes face-to-face with American Eagle, last seen in the pages of THUNDERBOLTS--as two visions of America clash with earth-shattering results that may irrevocably change War Machine--and the nation he loves! Also: What the heck does Rhodes' mom have to say about all of this? Find out in the first chapter of a shocking new story arc in the series that CBR.com calls "high-octane, higher-caliber adventure...a visual spectacle worthy of the spotlight."
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

WAR OF KINGS #3 (of 6)
Written by ANDY LANNING & DAN ABNETT
Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Variant Cover by TBD
Marvel's next sci-fi spectacular rages on! Emperor Vulcan cuts loose, but will final victory depend less on military might and more on actions of the conscience? And how will the Inhuman known as Crystal and the Imperial Guardsman named Gladiator factor in to the escalating events? The balance of power in the Marvel Cosmos will change in the interstellar battle that IGN.com calls "the fight of the year"!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

WAR OF KINGS: ASCENSION #2 (of 4)
Written by ANDY LANNING & DAN ABNETT
Penciled by WELLINTON ALVES
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Who are the Raptors? What have they done to Darkhawk? What is their connection to the Shi'Ar and the larger Marvel cosmos? The acclaimed creative team behind NOVA unveils more secrets and revelations about characters that will play key roles in WAR OF KINGS!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

NOVA #25
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by ANDREA DI VITO
Cover by DANIEL ACUNA
The Nova Corps rushes to the front line of the terrible conflagration between the Shi'Ar Imperium and the Kree Empire--and gets decimated! To save them, Richard Rider must wrest control of the Nova Force from no less than the Worldmind itself! Be prepared for shocks and surprises in this stunning showdown issue of the series that has Aint It Cool News raving "a gem of a comic...just buy this book"!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #14
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by BRAD WALKER
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
A WAR OF KINGS TIE-IN!
The savage battle between the Shi'Ar Imperium--ruled by Emperor Vulcan--and the Kree Empire--controlled by Black Bolt--explodes across the universe! The Guardians of the Galaxy know they've got to stop the war before it shakes the cosmos apart at the seams, but will any of these heavy hitters listen to a rag-tag bunch of self-appointed galactic protectors who spend half their time quarreling amongst themselves? Find out in the book IGN.com calls "...one of the best titles around"!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #510
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by GREG LAND
Variant Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
SIEGE! The Sisterhood executes a massive raid on the Graymalkin Facility, taking their fight to the Uncanny X-Men, and you won't believe the ferocity. No one is safe! Everybody fights! But why? How? What do they want? And how long can violence at such an insane level last? Oh, about most of the issue.
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

X-MEN: LEGACY #224
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by SCOT EATON
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
"SALVAGE" Part 5 (of 5)
The climactic finale of "Salvage" is here! Rogue and Gambit fans, DO NOT MISS THIS ISSUE! The status quo is shaken and the effects of the final reckoning between Danger and Xavier are felt!
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

X-MEN: FUTURE HISTORY - THE MESSIAH WAR SOURCEBOOK
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS & JEPH YORK
Cover by Ariel Olivetti
The Messiah War has been raging since the conclusion of MESSIAH COMPLEX, the storyline that critics and fans agree was the X-event of the decade! Now, it all comes to a blistering conclusion in the awesome crossover that unites Cable and X-Force against the toughest foes the future can throw at them! The MESSIAH WAR HANDBOOK will cross all the timelines we have to in order to introduce you to the bad guys; take you inside the motives of the major players; and highlight their strengths, weaknesses, strategies and weapons: It's the intelligence briefing you'll need to take part in the war! In short, we're gonna be strapping a mutant baby to your chest and saying, "Go get 'em, soldier!" Are you ready to join the few and the proud in the final fight for mutant survival? Plus: Get the inside scoop from the creators themselves: MESSIAH WAR architects Duane Swierczynski, Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle; and the awesome art combo of Ariel Olivetti and Clayton Crain!
48 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: NEW MUTANTS
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
When the New Mutants burst onto the scene during the early '80s, they gave young readers an insight into the life of teenage mutants living in the shadow of the world-beating X-Men. For many at the time, Dani, Rahne, Sam, Roberto and Shan weren't just new mutants -- they were OUR mutants! And for the next decade, we thrilled along with their exploits as they honed their powers and became bona-fide heroes among the various teams of X-Men. Now, in the wake of X-INFERNUS, the classic lineup of New Mutants is back together again! Join MARVEL SPOTLIGHT as we have a blast covering 25 years of great storytelling and exciting action, and look forward to the lives of our heroes as told by writer Zeb Wells and artist Diogenes Neves. It'll be a New Mutants classic!

32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

CABLE #14
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art & 50/50 Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
50/50 Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
"X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR," PART 4
The sequel to 2007's MESSIAH COMPLEX continues here! "Messiah War," the much-anticipated sequel to "Messiah CompleX," continues here! For the first time, Cable's been separated from the girl he's sworn to raise and protect -- Hope, the so-called "Mutant Messiah" -- and now she's in the hands of his greatest enemy! Meanwhile, X-Force, sent by Cyclops on a desperate rescue mission to the deep future, scrambles to find their way out of a trap that will kill them in matter of hours. And if that's not enough, an old -- some might say ancient -- enemy of the X-Men has reared his ugly head one last time...
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

X-FORCE #15
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
"X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR"
The War heats up! As Stryfe gets even closer to learning the secret of Hope Summers, Bishop has no choice but to make his move. X-Force has split into two strike teams... but only betrayal and death await them. And the choice Archangel makes will change everything. Plus, the battle a millennia in the making... CABLE vs. STRYFE. Part 5 (of 7)
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

NEW MUTANTS #1
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by DIOGENES NEVES
Cover by ADAM KUBERT
50/50 Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Cover by BOB MCLEOD
They're back together again! Cannonball, Dani Moonstar, Karma, Sunspot, Magma and Magik have been gathered once more, but can they stand against one of the most powerful X-Villains of all time? Legion is back, and the villain that thrust us into the Age of Apocalypse is scarier than ever. But what does he want with the New Mutants? Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Diogenes Neves (X-MEN: WORLDS APART) bring your favorite teen heroes into adulthood. Don't miss it!
40 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

WOLVERINE #73 & #74
Written by JASON AARON & DANIEL WAY
Penciled by ADAM KUBERT & TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
Covers by ADAM KUBERT & TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
Wolverine #73 70th Anniversary Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
TWO STORIES over TWO ISSUES! Each tale begins in WOLVERINE #73 and concludes in #74...as the WOLVERINE comic book makes a change you won't believe...

"A DAY IN THE LIFE" PARTS 1 AND 2

Superstar WOLVERINE artist ADAM KUBERT returns, joined by superstar WOLVERINE writer JASON AARON! Experience a day in the life for America's favorite mutant--a day packed with action, women, villains, costume changes and beer. Ever wonder why Logan keeps himself so busy these days? The answer lies within.

"ONE PERCENTER" PARTS 1 AND 2
Meanwhile, WOLVERINE: ORIGINS writer DANIEL WAY is joined by MARVEL 1985's TOMMY LEE EDWARDS in a prelude to DARK WOLVERINE! Logan wants to get the hell out of New York, and he's in no hurry to get back to San Francisco, either. So he gets on a motorcycle and takes the long way home. But home for Logan isn't in a secret underground headquarters--it's in a fight, with his hands wrapped around the neck of somebody who's got it coming.
32 PGS.(each)/Parental Advisory ...$2.99(each)

WOLVERINE: WEAPON X #2
Written by JASON AARON
Pencils & 50/50 Cover by RON GARNEY
50/50 Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
"THE ADAMANTIUM MEN"
Wolverine travels to Colombia to track down leads on Blackguard, the private military contractor who's recently come into possession of the old files from Weapon X. But instead of the hunter, Logan becomes the hunted when he learns the hard way that Blackguard has already put those Weapon X files to use, giving birth to Strikeforce X, the most fearsome team of super soldiers that Logan has ever encountered.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$3.99

X-MEN FOREVER ALPHA
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by JIM LEE
50/50 Covers by JIM LEE
X-Men Forever marks Chris Claremont's exciting return to a story he left unfinished over 15 years ago. Now, X-Men Forever Alpha #1 gets you caught up on all the best-selling action leading into Forever #1 with this special reprint of X-Men #1-3. The Master of Magnetism embarks on a holy crusade to rescue his fellow mutants from the coming genetic conflagration with humanity...regardless of the cost to either side. All that stands in the way of absolute chaos are the mutant heroes known as the X-Men, whose powers and abilities set them apart from a humanity that hates and fears them.
104 PGS./One-Shot/Reprint/Rated T+ ...$4.99

GENEXT: UNITED #1 (of 5)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by JONBOY MEYERS
Cover by ALEX GARNER
The newest generation of X-Men returns! In a world where the years passed in real-time for the X-Men since their foundation, the newest crop of students at Xavier's are the children and grandchildren of the heroes we know. But with all the trouble Becka Monroe, Pavel Rasputin, Olivier Raven and company got into last time, they're not sure they want to go back to school. With Professor Henry "Beast" McCoy watching over them, GeNEXT is striking out on their own!
32 PGS./Rated A ...$3.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS FINALS #4 (of 4)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by ROGER CRUZ, AMILCAR PINNA & COLLEEN COOVER
Cover by ROGER CRUZ
Before they can face the world, the X-Men must face the dark secrets that lie inside Marvel Girl. Is it true what they say about red-heads? YES. It's all true.
32 PGS./Rated A ...$3.99

X-FACTOR #43
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
X-Factor draws one step closer to determining who is targeting former mutants for death...but the answer may wind up hitting too close to home. Meanwhile, Cyclops has a very particular mission that could spell the end for Madrox and his new partner. And Rictor finds himself in a battle to the death with...nah. Why ruin the surprise?
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

DEADPOOL: SUICIDE KINGS #2 (of 5)
Written by MIKE BENSON
Penciled by CARLO BARBERI
Cover by MIKE MCKONE
"SUICIDE KINGS," PART 2: DEAD MAN'S HAND
Deadpool's latest job has gotten him into a world of trouble. Someone's framed Deadpool, and it just might be the same guy who hired him in the first place, a guy who just might be using the mouthy merc as a wild card in a twisted wager. If Wade's going to clear his name and serve up some revenge, first he's got to avoid getting killed by the force of nature known as the Punisher. That's right: It's Wade versus Frank round, like, whatever...and the only way Deadpool's going to survive is with a little help from a certain Man Without Fear.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$3.99

WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #15
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by SCOTT KOBLISH
Cover by DENNIS CALERO
Kitty Pryde's got a crush, and she's depending on Wolvie to help her get the hook-up. But what can she really expect him to do when that crush is THOR?
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

DESTROYER #2 (of 5)
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Pencils by CORY WALKER
Cover by JASON PEARSON
"DESTROYER," PART 2
The clock is ticking, Destroyer's time on this Earth is coming to an end -- so his one-man mission to murder all his villains kicks into high-gear this issue. It's all-out, non-stop mayhem in that time-tested Destroyer fashion. Don't waste a bag and board -- this comic comes drenched in blood!
32 PGS./Explicit Content ...$3.99

PUNISHER: FRANK CASTLE MAX #70
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Penciled by MICHEL LACOMBE
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
"SIX HOURS TO KILL, CONCLUSION"
Crime novelist Duane Swierczynski's violently pulpy arc "Six Hours to Kill" ends here! Frank Castle has been abducted, poisoned, beaten, shot, strangled, stabbed and quadruple-crossed in the City of Brotherly Love. And oh, he's got about a half hour left to live due to the slow-acting poison in his bloodstream. Can the Punisher summon the last bit of strength he needs to unravel the conspiracy that's torn the city apart over the past five hours...or will he be wasted away on the streets of Philadelphia?
32 PGS./Explicit Content ...$3.99

TERROR, INC.: APOCALYPSE SOON #1 & 2 (of 5)
Written by DAVID LAPHAM
Penciled by KOI TURNBULL
Cover by JELENA KEVIC DJURDJEVIC
Ol' Skullface sings again! Our charming Mr. Terror - the cursed, undead, rotting, immortal entrepreneur - is back in action! Brutally ripping off his own limbs and "borrowing" other people's body parts comes in so very handy for the lucrative purposes of assassination, espionage, and other sticky situations. Business is truly recession-proof...but is it plague-proof? Terror better hope so when he agrees to recover a weaponized virus from Middle Eastern terrorists - just one of those odd jobs the unique Mr. Terror is so well suited for. Writer David Lapham (STRAY BULLETS) brings you another bloody, gruesome, hilarious, ultraviolent adventure in the MAX vein, with jaw-dropping art by Koi Turnbull (FATHOM)!
32 PGS.(each)/Explicit Content ...$3.99 (each)

KICK-ASS #8
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR
THIS IS IT!!! The final confrontation as KICK-ASS and HIT GIRL test their mettle. Bodies will fly and bad guys will die as the biggest surprise hit super hero comic of the twenty-first century reaches shocking new heights! Who will live? Who will be morally outraged? MARK MILLAR (WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN) and JOHN ROMITA JR. (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) know the answers--and they hold NOTHING BACK in what's sure to be the most talked-about single issue of the year!
32 PGS./Mature ...$2.99

INCOGNITO #5
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils & Cover by SEAN PHILLIPS
Doc Lester is the mad scientist's mad scientist, and he may just be the only person who knows the truth about Zack Overkill and his twin brother...A truth that Zack will soon have to kill for, as all sides are closing in on him.
32 PGS./Mature Content/No Ads ...$3.50

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA
BLACK KNIGHT/YELLOW CLAW VOL. 1 HC
Written by STAN LEE, AL FELDSTEIN & VARIOUS
Penciled by JOE MANEELY, JACK KIRBY, JOHN SEVERIN,
FRED KIDA & VARIOUS
Cover by JOE MANEELY
From the heroic times of King Arthur to the dangers of the Cold War, the Atlas Era brings you the greatest adventure stories from the 1950s. Presenting the original series of two legendary characters that have bridged the decades - all the way from the Atlas Era to the Avengers and Agents of Atlas - Black Knight and Yellow Claw are must-haves for every Marvel maniac! Sir Percy of Scandia may appear to be a foppish weakling, too timid to fight and the scorn of Camelot, but only Merlin knows the truth: Sir Percy is the gallant Black Knight! Come to drive Modred de Monfort from King Arthur's court, he wields the ebony blade against Norman invaders, dragons, imposters and usurpers to the throne. With the pencil of Atlas great, Joe Maneely, delineating the action,Black Knight is a sure-fire classic! Then comes Cold War tales of mystery, espionage and world domination from the pages of Yellow Claw! Illustrated by the incomparable trio of Joe Maneely, John Severin and --in a rare mid-50s Atlas appearance-- Jack Kirby, F.B.I. Agent Jimmy Woo's mission to capture the century-old mystic from the root of the Himalayas is packed with gritty crime and unimaginable adversaries, from mind-bending mutants and UFO the Lightning Man to Temujai the Golden Goliath and the Living Shadows! Collecting BLACK KNIGHT #1-5 & YELLOW CLAW #1-4.
256 PGS./All Ages ...$59.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3515-9
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA BLACK KNIGHT/YELLOW CLAW VOL. 1 HC - VARIANT EDITION VOL. 123
256 PGS./All Ages ...$59.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3516-6

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 11 HC
Written by STAN LEE & ROY THOMAS
Penciled by GIL KANE & JOHN ROMITA
Cover by JOHN ROMITA
The Marvel Masterworks celebrate Spider-Man's centennial bow with ten classic Spidey adventures created by a quartet of the greatest talents in comics' history! Stan Lee and Gil Kane start it off with Peter Parker's attempt to cure himself from his spider-powers gone horribly wrong. Yes, it's the six-armed Spider-Man! And he'll need the extra arms to handle Morbius the Living Vampire, in his first appearance, and the cold rage of Lizard. Rascally Roy Thomas joins the fray and then takes Spidey and his bikini-clad gal, Gwen Stacy, into the forgotten jungle known as the Savage Land to face towering beasts, Kraven the Hunter, and J. Jonah Jameson to boot! When Stan returns the Spider Slayer comes with him, and right behind him is the talented pencil of John Romita. In what Romita cites as the favorite artwork of his storied Spidey career, Stan and the Jazzy One leap into an adventure teaming up Spidey and Doctor Strange against a mystic threat from Vietnam while Flash Thompson's life hangs in the balance! Comics don't come better than this, so reserve that copy today, True Believer! Collecting THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #100-109
256 PGS./All Ages ...$54.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3507-4
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 11 HC - VARIANT EDITION VOL. 122
256 PGS./All Ages ...$54.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3508-1

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2 TPB
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by STEVE DITKO
Cover by STEVE DITKO & DEAN WHITE
Welcome back for another helping of Amazing Spider-Man milestones by the team that made the Webslinger a worldwide icon, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko! Their troubled teenager took comics by storm in 1962, and the first round of stories were just a warm up! In these pages you'll be witness to the debut of more classic Spidey foes including Mysterio, Kraven the Hunter and no less than the Green Goblin himself! And as if one foe at a time wasn't enough, the Sinister Six unite for the first time in the colossal AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1, a jam-packed 72-page Lee/Ditko extravaganza! Also featuring the rampaging Hulk, the Human Torch and Spidey's first team-up with Daredevil, but as every Spider-phile knows, it's not costumes alone that make the saga of Peter Parker so compelling, it's his everyday cohorts. From Flash Thompson to Betty Brant, dear old Aunt May to "Jolly" Jonah Jameson, they make for incomparable drama, so don't back, reserve that copy today, True Beliver! Collecting THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11-19 and ANNUAL #1
288 PGS./All Ages ...$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3694-1
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2 TPB - VARIANT EDITION VOL. 5 DM ONLY
288 PGS./All Ages ...$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3695-8

HULK: WORLD WAR HULK HC
Written by GREG PAK & PETER DAVID
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR., AL RIO, LEE WEEKS & SEAN PHILLIPS
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
An epic story of anger unbound! Exiled by a group of Marvel "heroes" to the savage alien planet of Sakaar, the Hulk raged, bled and conquered - rising from slave to gladiator to king. Now, the Hulk returns to Earth to wreak his terrible vengeance on Iron Man, Reed Richards, Doctor Strange and Black Bolt -- and anyone else who gets in the way. Stronger than ever, accompanied by his monstrous Warbound gladiator allies and possessed by the fiercest and purest rage imaginable, the Hulk may just tear this stupid planet in half! Then in AFTERSMASH, heroes and monsters rise and fall as the events of "World War Hulk" reverberate through the blasted ruins of New York City with goliath impact. It's a massive story featuring the Warbound, the Renegades, Heroes for Hire, Iron Man, Tom Foster, and Damage Control. Collecting WORLD WAR HULK #1-5, WORLD WAR HULK: AFTERSMASH, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: WORLD WAR HULK and PLANET HULK SAGA.
304 PGS./Rated T+ ...$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2670-6
Trim size: oversized

X-MEN: MANIFEST DESTINY HC
Written by JASON AARON, MIKE CAREY, JAMES ASMUS & FRANK TIERI
Penciled by STEPHEN SEGOVIA, MICHAEL RYAN, TAKESHI MIYAZAWA, BEN OLIVER & CHRIS BURNHAM
Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
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. Also, Nightcrawler realizes a hard truth--he has to quit the X-Men. Don't miss the departure of one of the most important characters in X-Men history. Also includes Iceman's battle with an old, deadly foe and Avalanche's experience running a bar in San Francisco. Plus, find out what Boom Boom has been up to since NEXTWAVE! Collecting WOLVERINE: MANIFEST DESTINY #1-4, X-MEN MANIFEST DESTINY: NIGHTCRAWLER #1 and X-MEN: MANIFEST DESTINY: ICEMAN, NIGHTCRAWLER, BOOM-BOOM & AVALANCHE.
192 PGS./Rated T+ ...$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3818-1
Trim size: oversized

X-MEN: WORLDS APART HC
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 the series that will change Storm forever. Plus, relive the beginnings of the Black Panther and Storm romance with reprints of landmark issues MARVEL TEAM-UP #100 and BLACK PANTHER #26. Collecting X-MEN: WORLDS APART #1-4.
128 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4030-6
Trim size: oversized

AVENGERS FOREVER HC
Written by KURT BUSIEK & ROGER STERN
Penciled by CARLOS PACHECO
Cover by CARLOS PACHECO
Heroes out of time! Through the years, the Avengers have fought myriad villains and monsters, protecting Earth and her inhabitants from harm. No matter the odds, no matter the sacrifice, Earth's Mightiest Heroes have always found a way to reach victory. Now, they face a different kind of menace. A menace so great, it has made allies out of sworn enemies. This seemingly unconqerable enemy is... the future! Seven time-lost Avengers -- plucked from the past, present and future -- must protect longtime ally Rick Jones from death at the hands of Immortus, Master of Time. To find out why Rick Jones has been targeted for elimination, the Avengers join forces with Kang the Conqueror, one of the team's deadliest, most implacable foes -- and the ancient Immortus' younger self, as well -- in a cosmic battle that stretches from the Old West to the End of Time. And as they do so, they discover that they're fighting not just for one life, but for the very destiny of mankind, against a greater foe than they could possibly imagine. Collecting AVENGERS FOREVER #1-12.
296 PGS./Rated A ...$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3796-2
Trim size: oversized

THOR BY J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI VOL. 2 PREMIERE HC
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Penciled by MARKO DJURDJEVIC & OLIVIER COIPEL
Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
We say thee HELL YEAH! With the mighty God of Thunder and Asgard to full glory, Thor is back in action with a vengeance! But as the Asgardians returned to this life and Thor returned to Midgard, so came the ills that have plagued the gods and man for millennia. Now, for the first time since their rebirth, Thor and his fellow hero-gods must venture forth from the Shining City to confront the growing evils that amass on their horizon - and within their walls. Plus, STAN LEE comes back to the party with a brand-new story to celebrate THOR #600! Collecting THOR #7-12 & THOR #600.
184 PGS./Rated T+ ...$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3034-5
Trim size: standard

THOR BY J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI VOL. 1 TPB STILL AVAILABLE!
$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-1722-3)

CABLE VOL. 2: BACK TO EARTH PREMIERE HC
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Penciled by MICHEL LACOMBE, ARIEL OLIVETTI & KEN LASHLEY
Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
In the aftermath of the "Messiah Complex" war, Cyclops took a leap of faith and allowed his son Cable to disappear into the time stream with the first new mutant birth since "M" day -- and the future of the dwindling mutant population -- tucked under his arm. Weeks later, he still waits for a sign, however small, that he made the right decision. When Bishop travels back to the present in search of intel that will aid his search for Cable and the mutant baby, he'sintercepted 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? Plus, If you think it's tough being Cable, hopping through time with a bawling kid strapped to your chest, try stepping into Bishop's shoes for a while. Yeah, you're a tough, smart cop, and you're no stranger to tracking time-traveling perps, but Cable is a new kind of quarry. Not only is he an X-Man who's very familiar with the future, he's also a highly-trained soldier who knows how to cover his tracks and leave dozens of down-and-dirty traps in his wake. For you, the stakes have never been higher. Collecting CABLE #6-10 and KING-SIZED CABLE.
160 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3391-9
Trim size: standard
CABLE VOL. 1: MESSIAH WAR TPB STILL AVAILABLE!
$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2972-1)

X-FORCE VOL. 2: OLD GHOSTS PREMIERE HC
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
Penciled by MIKE CHOI, SONIA OBACK, ALINA URUSOV & CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover by MIKE CHOI
X-Force is still reeling from the aftermath of their first mission, but there's no rest for the wicked. Mutantkind's enemies have multiplied, but Cyclops has a new target for his black-ops team...and even X-Force doesn't believe who they're going after next. Superstar artists MIKE CHOI and SONIA OBACK are on board as one of the X-Men's oldest foes returns! Collecting X-FORCE #7-11.
120 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3821-1

Trim size: standard

X-FORCE VOL. 1: ANGELS AND DEMONS TPB STILL AVAILABLE!
$15.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2976-9)

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: WAR OF KINGS BOOK 1 PREMIERE HC
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER
Cover by CLINT LANGLEY
A new line-up! And Star-Lord...missing! The shocking revelations made at the end of their Secret Invasion adventure have ripped the team apart! Is there anyone left to continue the task of guarding the galaxy? Who are the new additions to the team? Is this volume going to be packed full of shocks and surprises? This is DnA and Pelletier...so what do you think? Join the book that has IGN.com raving: "It's witty, it's fun, and it's quickly becoming one of my favorite monthly titles from Marvel." Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7-10 and MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: WAR OF KINGS.
136 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3982-9

Trim size: standard

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 1: LEGACY TPB STILL AVAILABLE!
$16.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3338-4)

SPIDER-MAN NOIR PREMIERE HC
Written by DAVID HINE & FABRICE SAPOLSKY
Penciled by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Cover by DENNIS CALERO
With great power, there must also come great responsibility -- and when those in power abuse it, it's the people's responsibility to remove them. The year is 1933, and New York City is not-so-secretly run by corrupt politicians, crooked cops, big businesses and suave gangland bosses like New York's worst, the Goblin. But when a fateful spider-bite gives the young rabble-rouser Peter Parker the power to fight the mobster who killed his Uncle Ben, will even that be enough? It's a tangled web of Great Depression pulp, with familiar faces like you've never seen them before! By "Hardboiled" David Hine, Fabrice "The Spider" Sapolsky and Carmine "Carbine" Di Giandomenico! Collecting SPIDER-MAN NOIR # 1-4.
112 PGS./Rated T+...$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3944-7
Trim size: standard

X-MEN: MAGNETO TESTAMENT PREMIERE HC
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Today, the whole world knows him as Magneto, the most radical champion of mutant rights that mankind has ever seen. But in 1935, he was just another schoolboy -- who happened to be Jewish in Nazi Germany. The definitive origin story of one of Marvel's greatest icons begins with a silver chain and a crush on a girl -- and quickly turns into a harrowing struggle for survival against the inexorable machinery of Hitler's Final Solution. Collecting X-MEN: MAGENTO TESTAMENT #1-5, this volume also features in-depth extras providing further historical context for this groundbreaking story, including a
comprehensive teachers' guide.
136 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3823-5
Trim size: standard

SPIDER-MAN: FAMILY TIES PREMIERE HC
Written by J.M. DEMATTEIS, KARL KESEL, KEITH CHAMPAGNE,
JOHN ARCUDI & ABBY DENSON
Penciled by ALEX CAL, RAMON BACHS, RON FRENZ, SHAWN MOLL, RAMON BACHS, VAL SEMEIKS & COLLEEN COOVER
Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.
Heads' up, Web-Slingers! Get ready to have your Spider-Senses overloaded with the Brand New Amazing Spider-Man Family! Check in here for slices of life from Spidey and the rest of the Brand New Day Cast. We all know Spider-Man's origin - but what happened the day after Uncle Ben died? Find out as J.M. De Matteis and Spanish Sensation Alex Cal bring you Spider-Man: 48 Hours! Also, check out Aunt May, Agent of F.E.A.S.T. and a flashback to the birth of Spidey's New Ways To Die nemesis, VENOM! All this plus more slices of Peter Parker's Brand New World and the return of HAMMERHEAD! Collecting material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #1-3 and SPIDER-MAN: FEAR ITSELF.
160 PGS./Rated A ...$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3825-9

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NYX: NO WAY HOME PREMIERE HC
Written by MARJORIE LIU
Penciled by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
Covers by ALINA URUSOV
There's no place like home--just ask young mutant KIDEN NIXON. She's survived the hard streets of Manhattan, and she's built a home--and a family--for herself, with her friends TATIANA, BOBBY SOUL and his LI'L BRO. But with fewer than 200 mutants left on the planet, Kiden's become a target--and when somebody strikes at one of her friends, Kiden's going to find out just how much farther she can fall! By NEW YORK TIMES best-selling writer MARJORIE LIU (the DIRK & STEELE SERIES) with stunning art by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY! Collecting NYX: NO WAY HOME #1-6.
184 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3995-9
Trim size: standard
NYX: NO WAY HOME PREMIERE HC (DM ONLY)
184 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3996-6

BLACK WIDOW: THE STING OF THE WIDOW PREMIERE HC
Written by STAN LEE, DON RICO, GARY FRIEDRICH, MIMI GOLD, ROY THOMAS & GERRY CONWAY
Penciled by DON HECK, JOHN ROMITA, JIM MOONEY, JOHN BUSCEMA & GENE COLAN
Covers by JOHN ROMITA
She started as a super-spy and ended up a super-star! After failed endeavors with the Crimson Dynamo, Natasha Romanova ditches her fishnets for a black bodysuit and a solo crime-fighting career against gangsters and terrorists, in rare stories not reprinted in decades! Goliath, formerly the archer known as Hawkeye, wants them to be a costumed couple, but an android matchmaker has other ideas when he manipulates the Black Widow into rescuing Daredevil, the better to use them both! Guest-starring Spider-Man! Collecting TALES OF SUSPENSE #52, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1962) #86, AMAZING ADVENTURES (1970) #1-8 and DAREDEVIL (1962) #81.
152 PGS./Rated A ...$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3794-8
Trim size: standard
BLACK WIDOW: THE STING OF THE WIDOW PREMIERE HC (DM ONLY)
152 PGS./Rated A ...$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3795-5

THOR: BALDER THE BRAVE PREMIERE HC
Written by WALTER SIMONSON
Penciled by SAL BUSCEMA & WALTER SIMONSON
Covers by WALTER SIMONSON
War in Hel! Odin the All-Father is gone, and death goddess Hela is stockpiling souls for the fight to take his place! The mighty Thor leads Asgard's finest to rescue the dead from a fate WORSE than death, while Thor's brother-in-arms Balder battles giants to rescue his beloved Queen Karnilla! The God of Thunder and the God of Light -- which one will lead Asgard into the face of coming dooms? Plus: a longtime Marvel villain makes the ultimate sacrifice, but for whom? Collecting BALDER THE BRAVE #1-4 and THOR #360-362.
176 PGS./Rated T+ ...$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3885-3
Trim size: standard
THOR: BALDER THE BRAVE PREMIERE HC (DM ONLY)
176 PGS./Rated T+ ...$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3886-0

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z VOL. 8 PREMIERE HC
Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, SEAN MCQUAID, MICHAEL HOSKIN, STUART VANDAL, RONALD BYRD, DAVID WILTFONG, MADISON CARTER, MIKE FICHERA, CHAD ANDERSON, CHRIS BIGGS, ERIC J. MOREELS, MARK O'ENGLISH, AL SJOERDSMA, JACOB ROUGEMONT, GABRIEL SHECHTER, ANTHONY FLAMINI, JEPH YORK, RICH GREEN, MARKUS ETTLINGER, ANDREW GOLETZ, ROB LONDON & MICHEL GARIEPY
Penciled by VARIOUS
Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
Let's assume you know your mutants: Multiple Man, the MLF, Mystique, New Mutants, Nightcrawler, Northstar, Cassandra Nova, Omega Red, Onslaught, Phoenix -- no surprises for you there. Safe to assume you know Aunt May from Uncle Ben, but do you need a flow chart to tell Namor apart from Namora apart from Namorita? When it comes to heroes, how are you on the New Warriors, Night Raven, Night Thrasher, Nightmask, Nomad, Nova, Omega the Unknown, the Order, Paladin, Patriot, Penance, Phantom Rider or Pip the Troll? Villains, you say? How about Mysterio, Nebula, Nightmare, Nitro, Ord, Orka, Norman Osborn, the Owl or the Phalanx? Places like the Negative Zone and New Universe? Wrap it together with more than a hundred entries in all! Yes, you do need the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe. You're welcome!
240 PGS./Rated T+ ...$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3105-2

Trim size: standard

KIDNAPPED! PREMIERE HC
Written by ROY THOMAS (based on the novel by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON)
Penciled by MARIO GULLY
Cover by GERALD PAREL
Collecting all five issues of the seafaring classic by Robert Louis Stevenson. Young David Balfour's parents are dead and he now wants to see the world. He learns that his father's brother, Ebenezer, may have killed his brother for the estate. It appears Ebenezer wants David out of the way, and will go to any length, perhaps even murder. His troubles are only beginning. Don't miss this fine adaptation by the same team who brought you Stevenson's TREASURE ISLAND in Ilustrated form. Collecting MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: KIDNAPPED! #1-5.
120 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3630-9
Trim size: standard

MARVEL ADVENTURES THOR FEATURING CAPTAIN AMERICA, DR. STRANGE & ANT-MAN DIGEST
Written by PAUL TOBIN, FRED VAN LENTE, LOUISE SIMONSON, SCOTT GRAY & ROGER LANGRIDGE
Penciled by JACOPO CAMAGNI, MATTEO LOLLI, RODNEY BUCHEMI & CRAIG ROUSSEAU
Cover by SALVADOR ESPIN
All adventure, all action, for all ages! Join Thor, Captain America, Dr. Strange and Ant-Man as they go up against the fiercest obstacles they've ever encountered. First, see how the God of Thunder came to our world, and what awesome adversities shaped him into a champion of man! Then, the Master of the Mystic Arts encounters a cosmically powered creature that has been allowing its newborn babies to feed on the very fabric of reality. And who is Ant-Man? How did he get both the ability to shrink to less than an inch tall and speak directly to ants? All these stories plus two action-packed tales featuring Captain America! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #5-8.
96 PGS./All Ages ...$9.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3321-6

SPIDER-MAN J VOL. 2: JAPANESE DAZE DIGEST
Story and Art by YAMANAKA AKIRA
Translation by YUKO FUKAMI
English Adaptation by MARC SUMERAK
Cover by YAMANAKA AKIRA
Fresh from Japan...SPIDER-MAN J! Originally published only in that country, SPIDER-MAN J enjoyed a large following of loyal readers. Now, fans here can enjoy Spider-Man J's manga-styled adventures, as well - collected for the first time in America and translated for your reading pleasure! Reprinting stories from SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #7-9.
128 PGS./All Ages ...$9.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3718-4
SPIDER-MAN J: JAPANESE KNIGHTS DIGEST STILL AVAILABLE!

$9.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3212-7)

THE ILIAD GN - TPB
Written by ROY THOMAS (based on the epic poem BY HOMER)
Penciled by MIGUEL ANGEL SEPULVEDA
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Whether its author was truly a blind poet named Homer, who also composed The Odyssey...or whether the epic poem grew over a period of several centuries, added to by many men and perhaps women... is not known. And probably never will be. Yet it remains, after many centuries, one of the greatest war stories--no, one of the greatest stories--in all of literature. A tale of war between the Achaeans (Greeks) and the besieged Trojans over the fate of Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world...a test of wills between the fabled warrior Achilles and the war chief Agamemnon... with a climactic battle between Achilles and Hector, the foremost defender of Troy. A saga of gods and men, each possessed of grand desires...and all too human failings. The Iliad is both a whirl of scarlet action--and of the equally violent emotions that rule mankind. Collecting ASTONISHING X-MEN SAGA, SAGA OF SQUADRON SUPREME and RUNAWAYS SAGA.
192 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-1154-2
Trim Size: 5-3/4 x 8-7/8

MARVEL SAGA: ASTONISHING X-MEN, SQUADRON SUPREME, RUNAWAYS GN - TPB
Written by C.B. CEBULSKI, ERIC J. MOREELS & MICHAEL O'CONNOR
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Relive your favorite moments from three of Marvel's greatest series! First, Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's first year of ASTONISHING X-MEN stories still reverberate through the Marvel Universe. Take a trip back through their acclaimed run and see how it all began. Then, revisit the series that reintroduced legendary characters like Hyperion, Nighhawk, and Blur to a new generation in this essential guide to SQUADRON SUPREME. Finally, Molly Hayes guides you through the ups and downs of life as a Runaway, featuring exclusive art by current series artist Humberto Ramos!
152 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3846-4
Trim Size: 5-3/4 x 8-7/8

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE VOL. 3 SECRET INVASION TPB
Written by DAN SLOTT & CHRISTOS GAGE
Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI & HARVEY TOLIBAO
Cover by MARK BROOKS
Attacked from within! For years, humans have warred with the Skrulls, a nefarious race of shape-shifting aliens -- but now, having developed a way to avoid any type of detection, the Skrulls have infiltrated Earth's superhuman community at every conceivable level, including the chief administrator of the Fifty State Initiative, Hank Pym, a.k.a. Yellowjacket. Leading up to the Skrulls' full-scale attack on the planet, the Pym imposter used his political clout to station one of his fellow aliens on every single one of the Initiative's fifty state-based teams. Now, with Skrulls openly attacking cities across the world and the entire planet in chaos, those sleeper agents have been activated. The current cadets and those trained by the Initiative must put all their instruction and hard work to use to foil the Skrulls' takeover bid. But first they have to figure who, if anyone, they can trust. Collecting AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #14-19.
152 PGS./Rated T+ ...$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3167-0
AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE VOL. 3 - SECRET INVASION TPB (DM ONLY)
152 PGS./Rated T+ ...$16.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3627-9

X-FACTOR VOL. 6: SECRET INVASION TPB
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by LARRY STROMAN, VALENTINE DE LANDRO & VINCENZO CUCCA
Cover by BOO COOK
Earth has been infiltrated! The shape-shifting alien Skrulls have seeded the ranks of the world's governments, businesses and even super-hero organizations with sleeper agents bent on a global coup. Now, it's up to X-Factor Investigations and everyone's favorite green bounty hunter She-Hulk to uncover the plot and punch the conspirators repeatedly. When X-Factor receives word that the X-Man Darwin has gone missing, they begin investigating immediately. Little do they suspect that Darwin has fallen in with the dimension-hopping X-Man Longshot, newly returned to the Marvel Universe. Although Longshot's powers alter luck in his favor, it seems trouble follows him endlessly; it will take all of Darwin's unusual abilities to survive this "friendship." Collecting X-FACTOR #33-38 and SHE-HULK #31.
168 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2865-6

X-FACTOR VOL. 6: SECRET INVASION TPB (DM ONLY)
168 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3411-4

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL VOL. 5: SECRET INVASION TPB
Written by MATT FRACTION, RICK REMENDER & SIMON SPURRIER
Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN, ANDY MACDONALD & WERTHER DELL'EDERA
Cover by CLINT LANGLEY
The Marvel Universe is overrun with evil, slimy green aliens from beyond the stars. Did you honestly believe the Punisher wouldn't get his hands dirty? As seen in the smash-hit series Secret Invasion, fearsome aliens known as Skrulls have used their shape-shifting abilities to infiltrate the Earth's superhuman community at every level in an attempt to seize the planet for themselves. Freed from prison as a result of the attack, the Punisher falls back into old habits: guns, mayhem and explosions. But this time, instead of setting his sites on the mafia or maniacs in brightly colored costumes, Frank Castle is fighting for the human race's future, by blasting a hole in every green-skinned monstrosity he comes across. Collecting PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #24-26 and PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL ANNUAL #1.
120 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$14.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3170-0

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL VOL. 5 SECRET INVASION TPB (DM ONLY)
120 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3408-4

BLACK PANTHER: WHO IS THE BLACK PANTHER TPB (NEW PRINTING)
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR
Deep in the heart of Africa is Wakanda, a technologically advanced civilization of great power and mystery. During the last ten centuries, as European colonial powers spread their guns, armies and undisputed domination throughout the continent, Wakanda has stood alone as an unconquerable land inhabited by undefeatable warriors. Governing this nation is a lineage of warrior-kings possessing enhanced speed, strength and agility. Today, T'Challa is the latest in this famed family line, the great hero known worldwide as the Black Panther. Despite the futile defeats of the past, outsiders are once more assembling to invade Wakanda and plunder its riches. Leading this brutal assault is Klaw, a deadly assassin with the blood of T'Challa's murdered father on his hands. Klaw brings with him a powerful army of super-powered mercenaries, all hell-bent on raining death and destruction on this pristine land. Even with Wakanda's might and his own superhuman skills, can the Black Panther prevail against such a massive invading force? Collecting BLACK PANTHER (2005) #1-6 and FANTASTIC FOUR #52-53.
200 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3659-0

ULTIMATE GALACTUS TRILOGY TPB
Written by WARREN ELLIS & MARK MILLAR
Penciled by BRANDON PETERSON, TREVOR HAIRSINE, STEVE MCNIVEN, STEVE EPTING, TOM RANEY & JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Known and feared throughout the universe, it is a cosmic abomination that eradicates organic life and consumes planets - and the Earth is directly in its path! The world's greatest heroes - the Ultimates, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four - have joined forces against the menace, aided by mysterious mechanoid Vision, high-tech soldier Sam Wilson, extraterrestrial champion Mahr Vehl and Nick Fury's elite intelligence agency S.H.I.E.L.D. But can anything stop the unimaginable power of Gah Lak Tus? Find out in this dark sci-fi thriller by Warren Ellis, featuring the Ultimate debuts of the Falcon, Captain Marvel, the Silver Surfer and more! Collecting ULTIMATE NIGHTMARE #1-5, ULTIMATE SECRET #1-4; ULTIMATE VISION #0 and ULTIMATE EXTINCTION #1-5.
368 PGS./Rated T+ ...$29.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3722-1

WAR OF KINGS: ROAD TO WAR OF KINGS TPB
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST, DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by DUSTIN WEAVER, PAUL PELLETIER & BONG DAZO
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
The X-Men have been defeated. Havok , Polaris and the Starjammers are being held and tortured in the most secure prison in the universe. Marvel Girl, Korvus and Lilandra are being hunted by the Imperial Guard. Vulcan is Emperor of the Shi'Ar Empire and his expansion has begun. No King will stand when Vulcan and his armies are done. Do not miss the book that will change the shape of the Universe and pave the way for the War of Kings. Also, The Secret Invasion may be over, but the Inhumans are still reeling from the terrible wounds inflicted on them by the Skrulls. And this time, the Royal Family and their massively powered people have been pushed too far! You have never seen the Inhumans like this - and it's only the beginning! Plus: How will the empire-expanding Vulcan react to these recent universe-shaking developments? Collecting X-MEN: KINGBREAKER #1-4, SECRET INVASION: WAR OF KINGS, WAR OF KINGS SAGA and "THE HOLE" from X-MEN: DIVIDED WE STAND #2.
176 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3967-6

GHOST RIDER: DANNY KETCH - ADDICT TPB
Written by SIMON SPURRIER & IVAN VELEZ
Penciled by JAVIER SALTARES & MARK TEXEIRA
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 and writer Simon Spurrier 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. Plus, the final fate of Dan Ketch is revealed in GHOST RIDER FINALE! With Blackheart deposed, the Ghost Rider is now lord of the Nether Realm. What does he intend to do with his power? And will the other Dark Lords - like Belasco, Pluto and Hela - allow him to keep it? Collecting GHOST RIDER: DANNY KETCH #1-5 and GHOST RIDER FINALE.
192 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3286-8

FANTASTIC FOUR: TRUE STORY TPB (DM ONLY)
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Penciled by HORACIO DOMINGUEZ
Cover by NIKO HENRICHON
A threat to the minds of the whole human race sends the FF somewhere they've never been before: into the realm of fiction itself! Where Ben finds himself clobbering a demonic army to save the cast of Sense and Sensibility. No, really. And it gets weirder from there. Dante! Willie Lumpkin! Behold, the Fictocraft! And it's actually kind of smart and serious too. Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR: TRUE STORY #1-4.
96 PGS./Rated A ...$10.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2833-5

MOON KNIGHT VOL. 4: DEATH OF MARC SPECTOR TPB
Written by MIKE BENSON & PETER MILLIGAN
Penciled by MARK TEXEIRA, JAVIER SALTARES & LAURENCE CAMPBELL
Cover by DAVE WILKINS
It's the end of the rope for the avatar of Khonshu, forsaken by his own god and left to wander the violent streets with a target on his back and every agent of the government gunning to bring him down. And when that includes Iron Man and Norman Osborn's Thunderbolts, the death of Marc Spector is a fate surely sealed. Plus, It's Christmas Eve. A time for family. A time to dream. But for Moon Knight, it's just a night like any other - and tonight he's got his sights on a pair of hitmen who picked the wrong Santa to kill. Collecting MOON KNIGHT #21-25 and SILENT KNIGHT ONE-SHOT.
152 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3298-1
These MOON KNIGHT TRADEPAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!
MOON KNIGHT VOL. 1: THE BOTTOM...$14.99
(ISBN: 0-7851-1907-8)
MOON KNIGHT VOL. 2: MIDNIGHT SUN...$14.99
(ISBN: 0-7851-1907-8)
MOON KNIGHT VOL. 3: GOD & COUNTRY...$19.99
(tISBN: 978-0-7851-2521-1)

INCREDIBLE HERCULES: LOVE AND WAR TPB
Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by CLAYTON HENRY & SALVA ESPIN
Cover by BOB LAYTON & GURU EFX
Marvel's Amazons are ready to rip, rend, smash, bash, eliminate, annihilate and just plain violate any man, woman or god that dares get in their way. Led by Princess Artume, daughter of the Amazon queen Hippolyta, these Amazons aren't gonna wimp out when it's their turn in the ring -- or in the boudoir! Amazons are unleashed as Hercules and sidekick Amadeus Cho find themselves unwittingly wound up in Artume's insidious plot, one that eventually draws in plenty of other Marvel heroes and gods from the pantheon! Love and War is a story full of action and unbridled humor, with Herc just the way you like -- no, love -- him. Charming, dumb and getting away with it! Collecting INCREDIBLE HERCULES #121-125.
128 PGS./Rated A ...$14.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3246-2

NEW EXILES VOL. 4: AWAY WE GO TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by TIM SEELEY, VICENC VILLAGRASA & SCOTT CLARK
Cover by ALEX GARNER
As the New Exiles fight beside the Sons of Iron and Daughters of the Dragon to save their planet, a deadly force from the Exiles own past returns for a final showdown. Empress Hydra is back, and with her minions at her side only one thing is for certain: someone must die! Then, the heart wants what the heart wants and the sadistic Slaymaster wants Psylocke's heart...literally! The Elizabeth Braddock of Earth-616 has slipped through his nefarious fingers one too many times, but he's finally cornered her on a world targeted by Empress Hydra for extermination! Plus, Before she can come home to the X-Men, Betsy Braddock has one final mission--settle the score once and for all with the man who's been hunting her across the multiverse. If she hopes to survive, Psylocke's going to have to use every weapon at her disposal--and possibly cross a line no X-Man ever has before. Collecting NEW EXILES #16-18 and X-MEN: SWORD OF THE BRADDOCKS #1
112 PGS./Rated A ...$12.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3961-4

YOUNG X-MEN VOL. 2: BOOK OF REVELATIONS TPB
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Penciled by YANICK PAQUETTE, BEN OLIVER, RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by TERRY DODSON
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 Also, Discover the secret origin of Ink. The bad-boy of the Young X-Men has been shrouded in mystery, but that ends here, and the truth will shake the team of young mutants. Plus, the Young X-Men face the next generation of super-powered villains! Finally, everything comes full circle when the team has their final confrontation with the X-Baddie who started it all: Donald Pierce. Collecting YOUNG X-MEN #6-12 and MANIFEST DESTINY: GRAYMALKIN.
176 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3165-6

YOUNG X-MEN VOL. 1: FINAL GENESIS TPB
STILL AVAILABLE!
$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3154-0)

DEAD OF NIGHT: DEVIL-SLAYER TPB
Written by BRIAN KEENE
Penciled by CHRIS SAMNEE
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
Abandoned by his fiancee, his family, his church, and his government, Sergeant Dan Sylva returns to Iraq for a third tour of duty -- and a descent into Hell itself. If the demon Belathauzer and the mysterious mercenary group known as Bloodstone have their way, Iraq, the place where civilization began, may also be where civilization ends. The reinvented Devil-Slayer takes Marvel's DEAD OF NIGHT to terrifying new heights, from award-winning horror novelist Brian Keene (The Rising, Dark Hollow) and artist Chris Samnee (DAREDEVIL: BLOOD OF THE TARANTULA)! Collecting DEAD OF NIGHT FEATURING DEVIL-SLAYER #1-4
96 PGS./Explicit Content ...$14.99

ISBN: 978-0-7851-3281-3

ALIAS ULTIMATE COLLECTION BOOK 1 TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MICHAEL GAYDOS
Cover by DAVID MACK
Meet Jessica Jones. Once upon a time, she was a costumed super hero. But not a very good one. Her powers were unremarkable compared to the amazing abilities of the costumed icons that populate the Marvel Universe. In a city of Marvels, Jessica Jones never found her niche. Now a chain-smoking, self-destructive alcoholic with a mean inferiority complex, Jones is the owner and sole employee of Alias Investigations--a small, private-investigative firm specializing in superhuman cases. When she uncovers the potentially explosive secret of one hero's true identity, Jessica's life immediately becomes expendable. But her wit, charm and intelligence just may help her survive through another day. Thrust into the midst of a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels, has Jessica burned too many bridges to turn to old friends for help? Then, in "Rebecca, Come Home," Jessica travels to upstate New York to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl rumored to be a mutant in a prejudiced small town. And in "Raining Men," the hard-luck PI goes on a date with ... the Astonishing Ant-Man?! Collecting ALIAS #1-15.
360 PGS./Explicit Content ...$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3732-0

X-MEN 2099 VOL. 1 TPB
Written by JOHN FRANCIS MOORE
Penciled by RON LIM
Cover by RON LIM
The X-Men: Not just a job, a heritage! Xi'an Chi Xan wants Meanstreak, Krystalin, Skullfire and the rest to help rebuild Professor X's dream -- but lies, betrayal and assassination may tear them down before they've started! With the gods of the Aesir and demons from the Theatre of Pain against them, can the mutants of the future carve a future for mutants? Guest-starring Spider-Man 2099, Punisher 2099 and more! Collecting X-MEN 2099 #1-9.
224 PGS./Rated A ...$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3965-2

THOR VISIONARIES: WALTER SIMONSON VOL. 2 TPB (NEW PRINTING)
Written by WALTER SIMONSON
Penciled by WALTER SIMONSON & SAL BUSCEMA
Cover by WALTER SIMONSON
It was a time of magic... Few people have ever left their mark on one character quite the way Walter Simonson has. His work on the Mighty Thor swept the Norse God of Thunder to heights never before seen and rarely achieved in his wake. Spanning epic tales of heroism and treachery, love and war, Simonson's work is often considered the definitive Thor. From the majesty and mystery of fabled Asgard to the gritty streets of New York City, Thor was never the same. That is the mark of a true visionary. This second volume continues the collection of Simonson's epic run. Collecting THOR #349-355 and #357-359.
240 PGS./All Ages ...$29.99
ISBN 978-0-7851-3190-8
THOR VISIONARIES: WALTER SIMONSON VOL. 1 TPB STILL AVAILABLE!

$29.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3189-2)

ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN VOL. 9 TPB
Written by MARV WOLFMAN, DAVID MICHELINIE, ROGER STERN, DENNY O'NEIL, JIM SHOOTER, MARK GRUENWALD, BILL MANTLO & STAN LEE
Penciled by KEITH POLLARD, MIKE ESPOSITO, JIM STARLIN, BOB MCLEOD, JOHN BYRNE, JIM MOONEY, FRANK GIACOIA, AL MILGROM, SAL BUSCEMA, PABLO MARCOS, GENE DAY, JOHN ROMITA JR., BRETT BREEDING, ALAN WEISS, JOE SINNOTT, FRANK MILLER & RICH BUCKLER
Cover by KEITH POLLARD
J. Jonah Jameson's spent years making Spider-Man's life difficult -- but payback's a switch when he gets shackled to Spidey, who has to rescue the irascible editor from not one but TWO mad scientists! Plus: the introductions of the Fly and Jigsaw! Electro, Mysterio, Calypso and Mesmero! And a Dr. Octopus saga so big it took two annuals to cover it! The death of a forgotten Golden Age hero and the fate of the burglar who started Spidey's career in the first place! Features first appearances by the Black Cat and Madame Web! Guest-starring Captain America, Dazzler, Dr. Strange, the Punisher and Spider-Woman! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #186-210, ANNUAL #13-14 and PETER PARKER, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1.
600 PGS./All Ages ...$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3074-1

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 9 TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT, TERRY AUSTIN & SALLY PASHKOW
Penciled by MARC SILVESTRI, ROB LIEFELD, JIM LEE, RICK LEONARDI, KIERON DWYER, BILL JAASKA, MIKE COLLINS, MIKE VOSBURG & JIM FERN
Cover by MARC SILVESTRI
Storm gets younger, Polaris gets stronger, Jean Grey gets tentacles, and Psylocke gets a makeover from the Mandarin as the X-Men's eighties-era adventures continue! Waves of super-villainy strike the Savage Land, Muir Isle and the Morlock Tunnels! Heroes are dying and NOT coming back, but the X-Men have been scattered across the Earth! While Marveldom's mightiest mutants try to get it together, only Wolverine remains at HQ -- but it's not exactly by choice, since he's been crucified by the Reavers! Can his new sidekick Jubilee help him overcome this ordeal? Plus: Sentinel against Sentinel, invading aliens and a surprise showdown with the Serpent Society! Featuring Ka-Zar, Magneto, Strong Guy and more! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN #244-264 and ANNUAL #13.
544 PGS./All Ages ...$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3079-6

NEW MUTANTS by ALEX ROSS POSTER
24x36...$8.99
Final Order Cutoff 4/16, On-Sale 5/13/09

LOCKJAW AND THE PET AVENGERS POSTER
24x36...$8.99
Final Order Cutoff 4/16, On-Sale 5/13/09

X-Men FOREVER DOOR POSTER by JIM LEE
20x55...$15.99
Final Order Cutoff 4/16, On-Sale 5/27/0

SECRET INVASION CHRONICLES #3 (of 9)
SECRET INVASION #2
NEW AVENGERS #41
NEW AVENGERS #43
72 PGS./Rated T+ ...$5.99

MARVEL: YOUR UNIVERSE #4
MS. MARVEL #4
NOVA #4
IMMORTAL IRON FIST #4
GHOST RIDER #17
LEGACY #211
128 PGS./Rated T+ ...$5.99

MARVEL PREVIEWS #68
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.
120 PGS./RATED T+...JUST $1.25!
(or free with a purchase of Diamond's Previews!)
IN STORES 04/01/2009

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