Marvel Comics Solicitations for product shipping April, 2004

Wed, January 28th, 2004 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Marvel Comics has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for product shipping April, 2004.

MARVEL AGE

Welcome to the MARVEL AGE, a new imprint of "ALL AGES" titles created especially for new and young readers, but dynamic enough to captivate even long-time fans. These exciting and most-of-all, FUN titles feature some of the best Marvel stories of the last few years, as well as new, contemporary versions of some of the greatest stories from Marvel mythology. The MARVEL AGE continues this month with MARVEL AGE: SPIDER-MAN #2, and the debut of MARVEL AGE: FANTASTIC FOUR #1, revisiting classic Marvel stories, infused with stunning new artwork featuring today's highest production values and updated scripts!

Not a new universe, not a revamping and not an Ultimate line. It's a new Age in Marvel Comics.

This month the MARVEL AGE also means affordable 5x8" FULL COLOR digest-sized collections of SPIDER-MAN and SPIDER-GIRL, and for readers ages 12 and up, SENTINEL & RUNAWAYS (all available in the trade paperback section). More new MARVEL AGE comic books and collections will follow in the coming months for boys & girls, fathers and sons and mothers and daughters of all ages - brand new to the world of comic books or life-long Marvel fans!

MARVEL AGE: SPIDER-MAN #2
Plot by LEE & DITKO


Script by DANIEL QUANTZ


Pencils by MARK BROOKS


In time for SPIDER-MAN 2, revisit the very first meeting of Spidey and Doc Ock in issue #2 of this new ALL AGES series. MARVEL AGE: SPIDER-MAN introduces new and young readers to some of the greatest legends of the Marvel Universe, with dynamic brand-new art and a contemporary sensibility.


32 PGS./ALL AGES…$2.25


UPC: 5960605505-00211

  • NEW ONGOING SERIES!

    MARVEL AGE: FANTASTIC FOUR #1
    Plot by LEE & KIRBY


    Script by SEAN MCKEEVER


    Cover & pencils by MAKATO NAKATSUKA


    The NEW MARVEL AGE continues with the series that launched the first Marvel Age. Find out just who the Fantastic Four are and how they came to be in this modern ALL AGES retelling of a classic featuring new art and a new, updated script!


    When nuclear plants around the globe are swallowed up by the Earth itself, it's up to the Fantastic Four to take on the source of all the mayhem - the Mole Man!


    32 PGS./ALL AGES…$2.25


    UPC: 59606 05541-00111

  • NEW ONGOING SERIES!

    MARVEL KNIGHTS

    DAREDEVIL: FATHER #1 (of 5 LS)
    Written, illustrated & CARDSTOCK cover by JOE QUESADA


    Inks by Danny Miki, color by Richard Isanove


    In celebration of Daredevil's 40th Anniversary! Marvel Editor-in-Chief and acclaimed writer of NYX Joe Quesada makes his long-awaited return to the drawing board after nearly four years for a very special and very personal DD tale. For the first time writing AND illustrating, DD legend Quesada crafts a mystery set during the deadliest heat wave in NYC history. A serial killer is on the loose pushing a city already past its breaking point over the edge, and Daredevil must battle the heat and fear to keep a crumbling Hell's Kitchen together… by any means necessary!


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$3.50

  • ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED DD STORIES OF ALL TIME!

  • JOE QUESADA's FIRST WRITTEN & ILLUSTRATED WORK!

    SPIDER-MAN #1
    Written by MARK MILLAR


    Covers & pencils by TERRY DODSON


    Superstars Mark Millar & Terry Dodson team for SPIDER-MAN's debut in an ongoing MARVEL KNIGHTS series. This action-packed, hyper-realistic tale finds Peter Parker forced to face the cruel realities that wearing the Spider-Man mask and web-shooters brings to his personal life.


    Featuring a brutal confrontation between Spider-Man and the Green Goblin!


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605521-00111

  • NEW ONGOING SERIES!

  • ONE OF WIZARD's TOP 10 BUZZ EVENTS OF 2004!

  • SPIDEY vs. THE GREEN GOBLIN!

    WOLVERINE #13 & 14
    Written by GREG RUCKA


    Covers & pencils by DARICK ROBERTSON


    "FERAL" pts. 1 & 2


    Somewhere in the Canadian Wilderness lurks the one that got away - a creature even wilder than Logan. Sabretooth has located her, and he's got the scars to prove it. To bag this catch, however, he's going to need help - Wolverine's!


    32 PGS. (each)/MARVEL PSR+…$2.25 (each)


    Issue #13 UPC: 5960605458-01311; #14: 5960605458-01411

  • NEW STORY ARC! TWO BIG MARVEL KNIGHTS ISSUES!!

  • FEATURING THE RETURN OF SABRETOOTH!

    INCREDIBLE HULK #70 & 71
    Written by BRUCE JONES


    Covers & pencils by MIKE DEODATO Jr.


    The MARVEL KNIGHTS HULK era begins with a self-contained prologue to a 4-part story arc, introducing a mysterious young man who just might hold the key to Bruce Banner - and the Hulk's - future. Then in HULK #71, the Hulk goes toe-to-toe with IRON MAN in a classic super hero showdown!


    32 PGS. (each)/MARVEL PSR…$2.25 (each)


    Issue #70 UPC: 5960604745-07011; #71: 5960604745-07111

  • NEW STORY ARC! TWO ISSUES!!

    X-STATIX #21 & 22
    Written by PETER MILLIGAN


    Covers & pencils by MIKE ALLRED


    "X-STATIX vs. AVENGERS" pts. 1 & 2 (of 5)


    Who's stronger? Who can beat whom? Well, you're about to find out! And how!! To celebrate their MARVEL KNIGHTS debut, America's favorite mutant team is about to square off against Earth's Mightiest Heroes in the rumble of the century … or at least the next four months!


    32 PGS. (each)/MARVEL PSR+…$2.99 (each)


    Issue #21 UPC: 5960605332-02111; #22: 5960605332-02211

    * Captain America vs. The Anarchist!


    * Scarlet Witch vs. Dead Girl


    * Hawkeye vs. Vivisector


    * Ant-Man vs. Venus Dee Milo


    * Iron Man vs. Mister Sensitive


    * And the battle to end all battles: Doop vs. Thor!

  • NEW STORY ARC! TWO ISSUES!!

    4 #4
    Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA


    Cover & pencils by STEVE MCNIVEN


    "WOLF AT THE DOOR" pt. 4 (of 4)


    The FF are still feeling the aftershocks of having had their world turned upside down - and Reed finds himself drawing strength from the memory of one of the greatest men he's ever known: his grandfather.


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605524-00411

  • TWO ISSUES THIS MONTH!

    4 #5
    Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA


    Cover & pencils by STEVE MCNIVEN


    "THE PINE BARRENS" pt. 1 (of 3)


    Reed, Sue and Ben take Franklin and a group of his friends camping in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. Their weekend getaway takes a terrifying turn, however, when the campers realize that something otherworldly might be stalking them in the woods. Could it be the mysterious Jersey Devil?


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605524-00511

  • NEW STORY ARC!

    ELEKTRA #35
    Written by ROBERT RODI


    Pencils by JON PROCTOR


    Cover by BRIAN STELFREEZE


    In this self-contained prologue to a new story arc, Elektra visits her own grave and strives to come to terms with her mysterious resurrection after having died in Daredevil's arms.


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR+…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605132-03511

    ELEKTRA #36
    Written by ROBERT RODI


    Pencils by Joe Bennett


    Cover artist TBD


    In PART 1 of a new story arc, a mysterious figure from Elektra's past arrives in NYC, seeking Matt Murdock's help in finding her. But what Matt doesn't realize is he may be unwittingly helping Elektra back to the grave.


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR+…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605132-03611

  • NEW STORY ARC! TWO ISSUES!!

  • GUEST-STARRING DAREDEVIL!

    DAREDEVIL #59
    Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


    Cover & pencils by ALEX MALEEV


    "THE KING OF HELL's KITCHEN" pt. 4


    Faced with the growing threat of the Yakuza, Matt Murdock is on the comeback trail as he teams up with some of NYC's toughest heroes to take the fight back!


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960604706-05911

  • GUEST-STARRING SPIDER-MAN, POWER-MAN & IRON FIST!

  • CELEBRATE DD's 40TH ANNIVERSARY!!

    * Look for a brand-new DD ESSENTIALS Volume in the Graphic Novels Section!

    CAPTAIN AMERICA #25
    Written by ROBERT MORALES


    Pencils by CHRIS BACHALO


    Cover by DAVE JOHNSON


    "HOMELAND" concludes with a showdown over biological weapons in Cuba, while things heat up between Steve and Rebecca - and Cap faces a life-changing decision!


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605153-02511

    WOLVERINE/PUNISHER #2 (of 5 LS)
    Written by PETER MILLIGAN


    Pencils by LEE WEEKS


    Cover by GARY FRANK


    Deep in the South American jungle there's a place of legend - a final refuge for the nastiest of the nasty to disappear. Now, the Punisher and Wolverine have stumbled upon it, and its residents - once targets of the Punisher - couldn't be happier …or more prepared!


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR+…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605520-00211

    ULTIMATE MARVEL

    ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #5
    Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & MARK MILLAR


    Pencils by ADAM KUBERT


    Cover by BRYAN HITCH


    As the first story arc concludes, the fledgling "Fantastic Four" battle the Mole Man. Plus: Learn the fate of Victor Van Damme!


    32 PGS./ALL AGES…$2.25


    UPC: 5960605499-00511

    ULTIMATES VOLUME 2 #1
    Written by MARK MILLAR


    Cover & pencils by BRYAN HITCH


    One year has passed since the Chitauri invasion and much has changed inside the corridors of the Triskelion, leading to questions about Iron Man's health, Thor's "godhood" and the relationship between Cap and the Wasp(?)! ULTIMATES Volume 2 focuses on the global reaction to the team, and the burgeoning new super heroes and super-teams like the Ultimate Defenders and Ultimate Captain Britain popping up all over the world!


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR+…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605504-00111

  • THE ULTIMATES' NEXT MAJOR STORY ARC & 13-PART VOLUME 2 BEGINS!

  • ONE OF WIZARD's TOP 10 BUZZ EVENTS OF 2004!

    * Look for THE ULTIMATES v. 2: HOMELAND SECURITY TPB in the Graphic Novels Section!

    ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #56 & 57
    Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


    Covers & pencils by MARK BAGLEY


    "SPIDER-MAN GOES HOLLYWOOD" pts. 3 & 4 (of 5)


    The Spider-Man movie is in full-swing filming a big Spidey/Doc Ock action sequence. That is, until the REAL wall-crawler & Doctor Octopus crash the set and rumble behind the camera!


    32 PGS. (each)/ALL AGES…$2.25 (each)


    Issue #56 UPC: 5960605031-05611; #57: 5960605031-05711

  • GUEST-STARRING DIRECTOR SAM RAIMI, ACTOR TOBEY MAGUIRE & PRODUCER AVI ARAD!

    ULTIMATE X-MEN #44
    Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


    Cover & pencils by DAVID FINCH


    "NEW MUTANTS" pt. 5 (of 6)


    The U.S. Government pulls out the BIG GUNS to deal with the mutant problem - i.e. SENTINELS!


    32 PGS./ALL AGES…$2.25


    UPC: 5960605047-04411

    X-MEN

    UNCANNY X-MEN #442 & 443
    Written by CHUCK AUSTEN


    Covers & pencils by SALVADOR LARROCA


    "OF DARKEST NIGHTS" pts. 1 & 2 (of 2)


    With the threat of Magneto finally at an end, Professor X sets off to Genosha to memorialize his greatest foe and oldest friend...something that doesn't sit well at all with Wolverine!


    32 PGS. (each)/MARVEL PSR…$2.25 (each)


    Issue #442 UPC: 5960602461-44211; #443: 5960602461-44311

  • TWO ISSUES GUEST-STARRING THE AVENGERS!

  • NEW STORY ARC SETS UP A NEW X-MEN ERA!

    NEW X-MEN #155 & 156
    Written by CHUCK AUSTEN


    Covers & pencils by SALVADOR LARROCA


    "BRIGHT NEW MOURNING" pts. 1 & 2 (of 2)


    In the aftermath of Magneto's rampage upon NYC and the Xavier Institute, Cyclops & Emma find themselves at a crossroads. Should the school be rebuilt? Should they continue on as X-Men? And how will it affect their blossoming relationship?


    32 PGS. (each)/MARVEL PSR…$2.25 (each)


    Issue #155 UPC: 5960601772-15511; #156: 5960601772-15611

  • TWO ISSUES!

  • NEW STORY ARC SETS UP A NEW X-MEN ERA!

    ALPHA FLIGHT #2
    Written by SCOTT LOBDELL


    Cover & pencils by CLAYTON HENRY


    "YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME" pt. 2


    Now that he's assembled the All-New, All-Different Alpha Flight squad, what's Sasquatch going to do with them? Plus: Learn the secret origins of Canada's newest supergroup!


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605518-00211

  • NEW ONGOING SERIES!

    CABLE/DEADPOOL #2
    Written by FABIAN NICIEZA


    Pencils by MARK BROOKS (UDON)


    Cover by ROB LIEFELD


    A virus that gives people the ability to shape-shift winds up in the hands of three young anarchists. They say they want to change the world, so Cable has to stop them… but first he has to get past Deadpool!


    [This is a resolicitation, all previous orders are cancelled.]


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605490-00211

  • NEW ONGOING SERIES!

    X-TREME X-MEN #45 & 46
    Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT


    Pencils by IGOR KORDEY


    Covers by SALVADOR LARROCA


    "PRISONER OF FIRE" concludes in issue #45, and then in issue #46, the stand-alone X-TREME X-MEN FINALE, a former teammate returns to the X-Men fold and the X-Treme team find themselves in a state of transition. Will a return to the Xavier Institute mean changes are in store? Old friends reunite as a new era begins...


    32 PGS. (each)/MARVEL PSR…$2.99 (each)


    Issue #45 UPC: 5960605109-04511; #46: 5960605109-04611

  • TWO ISSUES! X-TREME X-MEN FINALE!!

  • Coming MAY 2004 - EXCALIBUR!!

    EXILES #45
    Written by CHUCK AUSTEN


    Pencils by JIM CALAFIORE


    Cover by MIZUKI SAKAKIBARA


    "A BLINK IN TIME" pt. 3 (of 3)


    The Exiles don't have time to celebrate Blink's return… because the fate of an entire world is at stake, and it's their job to save it. Who survives the ordeal?


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605108-04511

    X-MEN UNLIMITED #2
    Written by DAVID HINE, ROBERT KIRKMAN


    Pencils by ADI GRANOV, TAKESHI MIYAZAWA


    Cover by PAT LEE


    DAVID HINE, writer of the upcoming new series


    DISTRICT X, brings you a gritty urban tale starring BISHOP of the X-MEN! ROBERT KIRKMAN (SLEEPWALKER) spins a hyperactive yarn of teenage misadventure starring everybody's favorite mall rat, JUBILEE!


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605507-00211

  • NEW BI-MONTHLY ONGOING SERIES!

    MYSTIQUE #13
    Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN


    Pencils by MICHAEL RYAN


    Cover by MIKE MAYHEW


    Shape-shifting super-spy Mystique has a secret, and so does her tiny field handler, Shortpack. Will these two mutants be able to protect the skeletons in their closets AND help each other survive a death-defying mission?


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605431-01311

  • STAND-ALONE STORY!

  • ARTIST MICHAEL RYAN RETURNS!

    WOLVERINE: THE END #4
    (of 6 LS)


    Written by PAUL JENKINS


    Cover & pencils by


    CLAUDIO CASTELLINI


    Wolverine has been haunted by the loss of his memories and past his whole life! And now, the one man who can give him all he desires has stepped from the shadows - his own blood kin! But will the price be too high for the former X-Man?


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605469-00411

    * Look for WOLVERINE: THE END #5 in MAY!

    NYX #5
    Written by JOE QUESADA


    Cover & pencils by


    JOSHUA MIDDLETON


    RELISTED! What if you could become anyone in the world for a day? What would you do? Who would you be? Captain America fighting alongside the Avengers? Bono during a concert in Wembley Stadium? Meet a young mutant who doesn't have to wonder. His powers let him be anyone he wants, and he isn't shy about using them!


    [Solicited in Marvel Previews #5. Now onsale 4/28!]


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR+…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605456-00511

    EMMA FROST #10
    Written by KARL BOLLERS


    Pencils by CARLO PAGULAYAN


    Cover by GREG HORN


    "MIND GAMES" pt. 4 (of 6)


    Emma never gambled on falling in love so quickly, but now that she has, she's in deep and about to pay the ultimate price!


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605432-01011

    NEW MUTANTS #13
    Written by NUNZIO DeFILIPPIS & CHRISTINA WEIR


    Pencils by KHARY RANDOLPH


    Cover by RANDY GREEN


    "THE MORE THINGS CHANGE" - a special single-issue reunion story starring the ORIGINAL NEW MUTANTS: Moonstar, Cannonball, Magma, Karma, Sunspot & Wolfsbane!


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605429-01311

  • STAND-ALONE STORY!

  • THE ORIGINAL NEW MUTANTS REUNITE!

    WEAPON X #22
    Written by FRANK TIERI


    Cover & pencils by


    GEORGES JEANTY


    Abandoned and ousted by the organization he helped to create, the former Director of Weapon X suddenly finds himself face-to-face with the only mutant he has ever feared...


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605372-02211

  • THE HIT LIMITED SERIES CONTINUES!

    SPIDER-MAN

    SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #13
    Written by PAUL JENKINS


    Cover & pencils by DAMION SCOTT


    "THE LIZARD's TALE" pt. 3 (of 3)


    As Curt Connors' self-destructive behavior escalates, Spidey must try to corral his out-of-control friend. But the Lizard may force the wall-crawler to kill, rather than cure!


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.25


    UPC: 5960605427-01311

  • ART BY DAMION SCOTT!

    VENOM #13
    Written by DANIEL WAY


    Pencils by FRANCISCO HERRERA


    Cover by MIKE DEODATO Jr.


    "PATTERNS" pt. 3 (of 3)


    The true mastermind behind Venom's resurgence steps out of the shadows with the shocking revelation of the suit's origin.


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605436-01311

  • "PATTERNS" GUEST-STARS SPIDER-MAN & the FF!

    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #507
    Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


    Cover & pencils by JOHN ROMITA Jr.


    Concluding a 3-part arc, featuring the mysterious Ezekiel!


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.25


    UPC: 5960604716-50711

    SPIDER-GIRL #72
    Written by TOM DeFALCO


    Cover & pencils by RON FRENZ


    In "WHISPERS IN THE NIGHT," the Black Tarantula


    continues his efforts to draw Spider-Girl to the dark side as she renews her hunt for the new Doctor Octopus!


    32 PGS./ALL AGES…$2.99


    UPC: 5960603503-07211

  • STAND-ALONE STORY!

    MARVEL HEROES

    IRON MAN #79 & 80
    Written by JOHN JACKSON MILLER


    Pencils by PHILIP TAN


    Covers by ADI GRANOV


    "THE DEEP END" pts. 1 & 2 (of 4)


    The 2nd major story arc in Iron Man's fan-favorite new direction continues. American soldiers are mysteriously vanishing in the Middle East - and it's up to Iron Man to investigate. Tony confronts a deadly new force in Iraq - to find there's a deadlier new super-villain pulling the strings!


    32 PGS. (each)/MARVEL PSR…$2.99 (each)


    Issue #79 UPC: 5960604457-07911; #80: 5960604457-08011

  • NEW STORY ARC! TWO ISSUES!!

    AVENGERS #81
    Written by CHUCK AUSTEN


    Pencils by OLIVIER COIPEL


    Cover by SCOTT KOLINS


    "LIONHEART OF AVALON" Concludes!


    As a foe from the past arises to challenge the disarrayed Avengers, a NEW CHAMPION will emerge to meet the threat, and a hero will be reborn!


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.25


    UPC: 5960604458-08111

    AVENGERS/THUNDERBOLTS #3 (of 6 LS)
    Written by FABIAN NICIEZA & KURT BUSIEK


    Pencils by TOM GRUMMETT


    Cover by BARRY KITSON


    Has an Avenger infiltrated the T-Bolts' team? Do the T-Bolts have a mole of their own inside the Avengers? And which character is mad as hell and just can't take it anymore?


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605509-00311

  • BUSIEK o NICIEZA o KITSON!

    HAWKEYE #7
    Written by FABIAN NICIEZA


    Art by STEFANO RAFAELLE


    Cover by SCOTT KOLINS


    "A LITTLE MURDER" pt. 1 (of 2)


    When a beloved Brooklyn neighborhood deli owner is murdered, Clint Barton wants justice, leading Hawkeye on a trail of Russian mobsters, former KGB assassins, big secrets, a very old friend... and a very big surprise!


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605489-00711

  • NEW STORY ARC!

    SHE-HULK #2
    Written by DAN SLOTT


    Pencils by JUAN BOBILLO


    Cover by ADI GRANOV


    In this single-issue story, "CLASS ACTION COMICS," She-Hulk's already landed a case on her first day at her new law firm. Her client is big, strong and handsome and has more super powers than you can shake a stick at. So why does he want to sue the people responsible for his "origin"?


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605527-00211

  • NEW ONGOING SERIES!

  • Special appearance by DOCTOR STRANGE!

    CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE FALCON #2
    Written by PRIEST


    Cover & pencils by BART SEARS


    "TWO AMERICAS" pt. 2 (of 4)


    Hunted by the U.S. military as well as a vicious drug cartel, the Falcon is on the run in Cuba when he's captured by a mysterious, super-powered assailant. Now Captain America and guest-star the Scarlet Witch battle time and the massive hurricane ravaging the Cuban island to save him!


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605511-00211

  • NEW ONGOING SERIES!

  • ART BY SUPERSTAR BART SEARS!!

    THOR: SON OF ASGARD #3 (of 6 LS)
    Written by AKIRA YOSHIDA


    Pencils by GREG TOCCHINI


    Cover by ADI GRANOV


    Thor, Sif & Balder continue their quest across Asgard in search of the four mystic elements that Odin has sent them to retrieve in this Epic coming-of-age tale by celebrated manga writer Akira Yoshida!


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605485-00311

    THOR #77
    Written by DAN JURGENS


    Cover & pencils by SCOT EATON


    "GODS & MEN" pt. 3 (of 5)


    Only one can wield Mjolnir, the mighty mystic Uru hammer. Will it be Thor, or his son Magni? And must the son kill the father in order to restore peace on Earth?


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960603506-07711

    * Look for the THOR VISIONARIES: MIKE DEODATO Jr. TPB in the Graphic Novels Section!

    FANTASTIC FOUR #512
    Written by MARK WAID


    Cover & pencils by MIKE WIERINGO


    "SPIDER SENSE" pt. 1 (of 2)


    The FF have a lot to answer for in the aftermath of AUTHORITATIVE ACTION ... and when you're trying to regain the trust of cynical New Yorkers, is allying with a certain misunderstood wall-crawler a wise move?


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.25


    UPC: 5960604456-51211

  • NEW STORY ARC!

  • SPECIAL GUEST-STAR SPIDER-MAN!

    RUNAWAYS #14
    Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN


    Pencils by ADRIAN ALPHONA


    Cover by JO CHEN


    "THE GOOD DIE YOUNG" pt. 2 (of 2)


    The Runaways have learned how their parents' villainous organization began, and now they must decide how it should END. Plus: more clues as to which Runaway is actually a mole, loyal to the evil Pride!


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605452-01411

    CAPTAIN MARVEL #22
    Written by PETER DAVID


    Pencils by AARON LOPRESTI


    Cover by CHRISCROSS


    "ODYSSEY" pt. 4 (of 6)


    Captain Marvel continues to defend future Earth against the Shi'ar/Kree/Skrull armada. But is the cure worse than the condition?


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605396-02211

    HUMAN TORCH #12
    Written by KARL KESEL


    Pencils by PACO MEDINA


    Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG


    In this SERIES FINALE and turning point for the Human Torch, Ben Grimm & Johnny battle the Dragon Man on the lawns of State University!


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605438-01211

  • GUEST-STARRING THE THING!

    IRON FIST #2
    Written by JIM MULLANEY


    Cover & pencils by KEVIN LAU


    Tragedy compels Danny Rand to throw out his Iron Fist costume and abandon his old life, and he leaves NYC to seek solace in a lonely cabin in the Colorado Rockies. But nightmares of the tragedy continue to haunt him, and he's not alone... Now a terrified young girl with nightmare visions of her own needs his help.


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605528-00211

  • NEW ONGOING SERIES!

    SILVER SURFER #8
    Written by STACY WEISS & DAN CHARITON


    Pencils by LAN MEDINA


    Cover by ADI GRANOV


    "REVELATION" pt. 2


    Hunted by the authorities, Denise Waters grapples with her daughter's dangerous new powers. Meanwhile, the Surfer reveals his plans for the Earth's future...


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605439-00811

    * Look for the SILVER SURFER v. 1 TPB in the Graphic Novels Section!

    THANOS #9
    Written by KEITH GIFFEN


    Pencils by RON LIM


    Cover by KEITH GIFFEN


    In part 3 of Giffen & Lim's first story arc, Thanos makes his manipulative presence felt in the depths of the intergalactic maximum-security penitentiary Omega Core - while a Super Posse is formed by a co-op of alien races Thanos has victimized to bag him once and for all!


    32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605488-00911

    MAX

    PUNISHER: THE END #1 (One-Shot)
    Written by GARTH ENNIS


    Cover & art by RICHARD CORBEN


    Legendary artist Richard Corben joins definitive PUNISHER writer Garth Ennis for Frank Castle's last stand! In a world gone mad, the Punisher just might be the sanest man on Earth. Now he's heading home, to the place it all began, and heaven help anyone who stands in his path.


    56 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY…$4.50


    UPC: 5960605522-00111

  • GARTH ENNIS * RICHARD CORBEN!

    THE PUNISHER #5
    Written by GARTH ENNIS


    Pencils by LEWIS LAROSA


    Cover by TIM BRADSTREET


    Nicky, Pittsy & Ink just cut through the Alpha team like a hot knife through butter. Now they're aiming for Frank Castle's jugular.


    32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605497-00511

    SUPREME POWER #9
    Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


    Cover & pencils by GARY FRANK


    The world is still shaking from the titanic battle of Hyperion and Dr. Spectrum. Is Earth big enough for two such powerful beings? And who is Power Princess? Find out here!


    32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY…$2.99


    UPC: 5960605457-00911

    SOLICITATION CATALOG

    MARVEL PREVIEWS #8
    Each issue of MARVEL PREVIEWS is a comic book-sized, 96-page, glossy, full-color guide to all of Marvel's upcoming releases, along with 20-plus pages of previews from upcoming new blockbuster projects and sold-out reprints of our hottest books! It's Marvel fans' one source for advanced Marvel solicitations and preview images!


    MARVEL PREVIEWS #8 features items scheduled to go on sale in JUNE 2004!


    Please ask your local comic book retailer to reserve you a copy and order form!


    96 PGS./MARVEL PSR…JUST $0.99! (or FREE with a purchase of Diamond's PREVIEWS!)


    IN STORES 3/24 (Final Order Cut-off [FOC] Thursday, 3/4)


    UPC: 5960605479-00811

    GRAPHIC NOVELS

    MARVEL AGE: RUNAWAYS VOL. 1 - PRIDE & JOY DIGEST
    Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN


    Cover & pencils by ADRIAN ALPHONA


    All young people believe their parents are evil … but what if they really are? Meet Alex, Karolina, Gert, Chase, Molly and Nico - whose lives are about to take an unexpected turn. When these six young friends discover their parents are all secretly super-powered villains, the shocked teens find strength in one another. Together, they run away from home and straight into the adventure of their lives - vowing to turn the tables on their evil legacy.


    Collects the critically acclaimed RUNWAWAYS #1-6 in the affordable, full color 5"x8" Digest format!


    144 PGS./5"x8"/ MARVEL AGE (12+)…$7.99


    UPC: 5960611379-00111

    MARVEL AGE: SENTINEL VOL. 1 - SALVAGE DIGEST
    Written by SEAN McKEEVER


    Cover & pencils by UDON


    This teen, sci-fi drama shows one contemporary teenager's struggle to find his own voice, to stand up for himself and to discover what it means to be a hero in the 21st century! Oh yeah, and it's also about a boy and his giant robot!


    Collects the critically acclaimed SENTINEL #1-6 in the affordable, full color 5"x8" Digest format!


    136 PGS./5"x8"/MARVEL AGE (12+)…$7.99


    UPC: 5960611380-00111

    MARVEL AGE: SPIDER-GIRL VOL. 1 DIGEST
    Written by TOM DeFALCO


    Pencils by RON FRENZ, PAT OLLIFFE


    Cover by GURIHIRU


    The earliest adventures of Spider-Man's daughter from the future - SPIDER-GIRL - are collected in this affordable, 5"x8" FULL COLOR digest volume. May "Mayday" Parker learns the lessons her famous father learned years before - with great power, there must also come great responsibility. A fan-favorite and great for readers of ALL AGES!


    144 PGS./5"x8"/ALL AGES…$7.99


    UPC: 5960611441-00111

    MARVEL AGE: SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1 DIGEST
    Plot by LEE & DITKO


    Script by DANIEL QUANTZ


    Cover & pencils by MARK BROOKS


    Meet Spider-Man and his most menacing villains - Doctor Octopus, Doctor Doom, the Vulture and the Sandman - in this new, ALL AGES, contemporary revisiting of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's classic Spidey stories. MARVEL AGE: SPIDER-MAN introduces new and young readers to some of the greatest stories of the legendary Marvel Universe with dynamic brand-new art and a modern flair.


    128 PGS./5"x8"/ALL AGES…$7.99


    UPC: 5960611439-00111

    SPIDER-MAN: BLUE TPB
    Written by JEPH LOEB


    Cover & pencils by TIM SALE


    Available for the first time in affordable trade paperback format - Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale present this lavish look back at a pivotal era for the Amazing Spider-Man - including the introduction of Peter's first love, Gwen Stacy; his growing relationship with Mary Jane Watson; his budding friendship with Harry Osborn; and Spider-Man's startling final battle against the Green Goblin.


    144 PGS./ MARVEL PSR…$14.99


    UPC: 5960611071-00111

    DAREDEVIL LEGENDS VOL. 1: YELLOW
    Still Available for DD's 40th Anniversary!


    144 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$14.99 (UPC: 5960610969)

    THE ULTIMATES VOL. 2: HOMELAND SECURITY TPB
    Written by MARK MILLAR


    Cover & pencils by BRYAN HITCH


    Still dealing with the aftermath of the Hulk's rampage through NYC, and Giant Man's shocking and vicious attack on the Wasp, the team "welcomes" new members Black Widow, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, and begins to uncover a clandestine alien infiltration of Earth decades in the making - and how it may have began during a secret mission Captain America himself presided over in the darkest days of World War II.


    Collects THE ULTIMATES Vol. 1, #7-13!


    200 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$17.99


    UPC: 5960611078-00111

    These ULTIMATE TPBs STILL AVAILABE!


    THE ULTIMATES VOL. 1: SUPER-HUMAN TPB


    160 PGS./ALL AGES…$12.99 (UPC: 5960610960)


    ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 5: ULTIMATE WAR TPB


    112 PGS./ALL AGES…$10.99 (UPC: 5960611129)

    WOLVERINE VOL. 2 COYOTE CROSSING TPB
    Written by GREG RUCKA


    Cover & pencils by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ


    In a dusty border town on the edge of Mexico, Wolverine, the world's most dangerous - and most popular - mutant, chances upon a grisly discovery that begs for his unique brand of justice.


    Collects WOLVERINE #7-11


    120 PGS./MARVEL PSR+…$11.99


    UPC: 5960611137-00111

    These WOLVERINE TPBs STILL AVAILABLE!


    WOLVERINE VOL. 1: THE BROTHERHOOD TPB


    by RUCKA & DARICK ROBERTSON…$12.99 (UPC: 5960611136)

    DAREDEVIL VISIONARIES: FRANK MILLER VOL. 1
    Written & illustrated by FRANK MILLER


    NEW PRINTING!


    Before the DARK KNIGHT RETURNED, before the ELEKTRA SAGA, before SIN CITY, there was THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR! Collecting Frank Miller & Klaus Janson's historic first run on Daredevil!


    Collects DAREDEVIL VOL. 1 #158-161, 163-167


    176 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$17.95 (UPC: 5960610757)

    DAREDEVIL VISIONARIES: FRANK MILLER VOL. 3
    Written & illustrated by FRANK MILLER


    NEW PRINTING!


    Concluding Frank Miller's legendary run on DD and featuring the Punisher, the Black Widow, Elektra, Stick and The Hand!


    Collects DAREDEVIL VOL. 1 #183-191; WHAT IF #28, 35: BIZARRE ADVENTURES #28


    272 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$24.95 (UPC: 5960610802)

    These CLASSIC DD COLLECTIONS are STILL AVAILABLE!


    DAREDEVIL VISIONARIES: FRANK MILLER VOL. 2…$24.95 (UPC: 5660610771)


    MARVEL MASTERWORKS: DAREDEVIL VOL. 1…$49.99 (UPC: 5960611257)


    MARVEL MASTERWORKS: DAREDEVIL VOL. 2…$49.99 (UPC: 5960611265)

    SPIDER-MAN: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN STACY TPB
    Written by STAN LEE


    Pencils by JOHN ROMITA, GIL KANE


    Cover by TODD McFARLANE


    An ALL NEW classic Spider-Man collection! Before Peter Parker lost the first great love of his life Gwen Stacy, her father - a respected former NYPD police officer and trusted friend to Peter AND Spider-Man - fell to one of Spidey's greatest foes - Doctor Octopus.


    Relive or read for the first time one of the definitive events in the tragic life of Spider-Man!


    Collects AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #88-92


    112 PGS./ALL AGES…$12.99


    UPC: 5960611455-00111

    These CLASSIC SPIDER-MAN COLLECTIONS STILL AVAILABLE!


    SPIDER-MAN LEGENDS VOL. 1: TODD MCFARLANE BOOK I TPB...$19.95 (UPC: 5960610800)


    SPIDER-MAN LEGENDS VOL. 2: TODD MCFARLANE BOOK II TPB...$19.99 (UPC: 5960611037)


    SPIDER-MAN LEGENDS VOL. 3: TODD MCFARLANE BOOK III TPB...$24.99 (UPC: 5960611039)

    SPIDER-MAN/DOCTOR OCTOPUS: NEGATIVE EXPOSURE TPB
    Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN


    Pencils by STAZ JOHNSON


    Cover by TONY HARRIS & TOM FEISTER


    Spider-Man and longtime foe Doctor Octopus face off once again in a brutal battle of egos! But the deadly Doctor's got a secret weapon up his sleeve this time: Jeff Brasi, a staff photographer from the Daily Bugle who wants to know just how a stringer named Peter Parker always seems to get the front page. Spider-Man 2's Doc Ock takes center stage just in time for the summer '04 blockbuster sequel!


    120 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$13.99


    UPC: 5960611330-00111

    SILVER SURFER VOL. 1: COMMUNION TPB
    Written by STACY WEISS & DAN CHARITON


    Pencils by MILX, LAN MEDINA


    Cover by JOE JUSKO


    Small children from around the globe are vanishing without a trace, and reports of the appearance of a gleaming alien figure at the time of their abductions are growing in number. For single mother Denise Walters, caring for her young autistic daughter has been the primary focus of her life - she never imagined becoming embroiled in alien abduction and mankind's possible Armageddon. But that's exactly what happens when the Silver Surfer appears in Denise's home and whisks her daughter away. As Denise delves further into her daughter's abduction, she begins unraveling the mystery of the Surfer's motives. Is his strange and alien mind plotting mankind's salvation, or its ultimate destruction?


    Collects the critically acclaimed SILVER SURFER #1-6


    144 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$14.99


    UPC: 5960611319-00111

    THese SILVER SURFER TPBs STILL AVAILABLE!


    ESSENTIAL SILVER SURFER VOL. 1 TPB (B&W)…$14.95 (UPC: 5960610271)


    MARVEL MASTERWORKS: SILVER SURFER VOL. 1...$49.99 (UPC: 5960611187)


    MARVEL MASTERWORKS: SILVER SURFER VOL. 2...$49.99 (UPC: 5960611177)

    ESSENTIAL TOMB OF DRACULA VOL. 2 TPB
    Written by MARV WOLFMAN, CHRIS CLAREMONT, DAVID KRAFT


    Cover & pencils by GENE COLAN, DON HECK, FRANK SPRINGER &


    VIRGILIO REDONDO


    Continuing the best-selling B&W collection of Marvel's classic horror title! Is Dracula dead? Allowing his hunters to think him destroyed, the Lord of the Undead lies in wait while his secret machinations split Blade, Frank Drake, Quincy Harker and Rachel Van Helsing apart - setting them up for his final attack. Guest-starring Dr. Strange and Brother Voodoo!


    Collects TOMB OF DRACULA #26-49, GIANT-SIZE DRACULA #2-5, DR. STRANGE #14


    592 PGS./B&W/MARVEL PSR…$16.99


    UPC: 5960611461-00111

    ESSENTIAL TOMB OF DRACULA VOL. 1 TPB
    by MARV WOLFMAN & GENE COLAN


    STILL AVAILABLE!


    560 PGS./B&W/MARVEL PSR…$14.99 (UPC: 5960610920)

    ESSENTIAL DAREDEVIL VOL. 2 TPB
    Written by STAN LEE


    Cover & pencils by GENE COLAN


    In celebration of his 40th anniversary, this follow-up to last year's best-selling ESSENTIAL DAREDEVIL Vol. 1 collects some of Daredevil's greatest moments. Struggling with his dual identity and the temporary loss of his powers, DD battles a who's who of classic foes - including Stilt-Man, the Masked Marauder, the Beetle, Cobra, Mr. Hyde, the Trapster, the Exterminator, the Unholy Three and the Jester.


    Guest-starring Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Dr. Doom, Captain America & Thor!


    Collects DAREDEVIL #26-48, ANNUAL #1, FANTASTIC FOUR #73


    568 PGS./B&W/ALL AGES…$16.99


    UPC: 5960611462-00111

    ESSENTIAL DAREDEVIL VOL. 1 TPB
    by STAN LEE & WALLY WOOD, JOHN ROMITA Sr.


    STILL AVAILABLE! Collects DAREDEVIL VOL. 1 #1-25


    544 PGS./B&W/ALL AGES…$14.99 (UPC: 5960610949)

    X-MEN: EVOLUTION DIGEST
    Written by DEVIN GRAYSON


    Cover & art by UDON


    STILL AVAILABLE!


    Now in the popular 5"x8" DIGEST format! Based on the top-rated animated program, this debut X-MEN: EVOLUTION Digest volume collects stories that reveal the events before the television show's first episode. Featuring Storm, Wolverine, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Professor Xavier and the rest of the series' stars!


    Collects X-MEN EVOLUTION #1-4


    96 PGS./ALL AGES…JUST $5.99


    UPC: 5960611359-00111

    MARVEL MASTERWORKS LIBRARY

    A BRAND-NEW VOLUME is added to the MARVEL MASTERWORKS LIBRARY!

    MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 6
    Written by STAN LEE


    Pencils by JOHN ROMITA, DON HECK, LARRY LIEBER


    The first brand-new Spider-Man Masterworks volume in 12 years debuts just in time for SPIDER-MAN 2! This action-packed volume collects an "amazing" selection of Spidey tales by legends Stan Lee & John Romita Sr. Includes a four-part Doctor Octopus epic - plus appearances by the Kingpin, Ka-Zar, the Spider-Slayer, Captain Stacy and more! And an introduction by John Romita Sr. himself!


    Collects AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #51-61, ANNUAL #4


    304 PGS./ALL AGES…$49.99


    UPC: 5960611362-00111

    MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 6 - VARIANT EDITION
    STILL AVAILABLE FOR ORDER UNTIL 2/19!


    $54.99 (UPC: 5960611362-00121)

    MARVEL MASTERWORKS AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOLS. 1-5 Hardcovers STILL AVAILABLE!
    $49.99 (each)


    Vol. 1 UPC: 5960611256; Vol. 2: 5960611264; Vol. 3:5960611188;


    Vol. 4: 5960611189; Vol. 5: 5960611190

    For a full list of in-stock backlist titles, go to http://www.marvel.com/about/retailers/

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