Marvel Comics Solicitations for product shipping June, 2004

Fri, March 19th, 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 June, 2004.

SPIDER-MAN

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #509
Written by J. Michael Straczynski


Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.


The first chapter of a five-part story arc, featuring the stunning debut of new regular artist Mike Deodato Jr. (INCREDIBLE HULK) and the introduction of two new characters that will be discussed for years to come!


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.25


UPC: 5960604716-50911

AMAZING FANTASY #1
Written by FIONA AVERY


Pencils & Cover by MARK BROOKS


She's fierce, she's sassy...she sticks to walls! AMAZING FANTASY #1 is where it all begins: Meet an all-new, all-different heroine! Fiona Avery (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Mark Brooks (MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN) launch a surprising series of teen-friendly adventures set in the current Marvel Universe!


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605564-00111

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #60 & #61
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils & Covers by MARK BAGLEY


Move over Venom -- here comes Ultimate Carnage! And what strange connection does Dr. Curt Connors have to the story? Things really get weird as the Ultimate Punisher drops by for a visit, and we introduce…Ultimate Ben Reilly!?


32 PGS. (each)/ALL AGES …$2.25 (each)


Issue #60 UPC: 5960605031-06011; #61: 5960605031-06111

VENOM VS. CARNAGE #1 (OF 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN


Pencils & Cover by Clayton CRAIN


What's worse than one mayhem-producing symbiote? Two. What's worse than that? Three. That's right: Venom's offspring, Carnage, is about to have a baby itself -- a creature of indescribable power and appetites. Question is, who's gonna bring up baby? Quick -- someone call Spider-Man!


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605578-00111

POWERLESS #1 (OF 6)
Written by MATT CHERNISS & PETER JOHNSON


Penciled by MICHAEL GAYDOS


Cover by ALEX MALEEV


What makes a hero? Is it his actions, or is it the results of those actions? POWERLESS explores what it means to be a hero in very human terms. By re-imagining Marvel's most popular characters without superhuman powers, this series will strip down to the core heroes we have all come to know and love. These characters - including Peter Parker, Matt Murdock and Logan -- were fated to be heroes. Just because Peter Parker wasn't bitten by a radioactive spider doesn't mean he didn't do battle with a madman named Norman Osborn. Matt Murdock? Blinded, yes -- but with no heightened senses. However, he did become a legal champion of the poor in Hell's Kitchen, and he did cross paths with Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin. And Logan is, of course, the enigmatic -- and amnesiac -- drifter on the run from his past.


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605580-00111

SPIDER-MAN 2: THE MOVIE
In this comic-book adaptation of the sequel to one of the biggest blockbusters of all time, Spider-Man faces off against the deadly mechanical menace of Doc Ock and his killer robotic tentacles! Featuring Spider-Man's entire supporting cast -- including Aunt May, Harry Osborn, J. Jonah Jameson and Mary Jane!


48 PGS./Marvel PSR …$3.50


UPC: 5960605501-00111


RETAILERS: NOTE CUT-OFF DATE FOR ORDERING


Spider-Man and all related characters:


TM & 2004 Marvel Characters, Inc. Spider-Man 2, the movie: 2004 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE: SPIDER-MAN 2004
Cardstock Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA & RICHARD ISANOVE


This is it: The Mighty Marvel Handbook returns! Featuring in-depth profiles on more than 20 of Spider-Man's closest allies and most infamous enemies -- and an all-new cover by superstar artist Salvador Larroca, digitally painted by Richard Isanove -- OHOTMUSM04 is a must-have for any true Marvel fan!


48 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$3.99


UPC: 5960605556-00111

SPIDER-MAN/DOCTOR OCTOPUS: YEAR ONE #1 & #2 (OF 5)
Written by ZEB WELLS


Pencils & Covers by KAARE ANDREWS


Every kid thinks he's different; some are. Now, peer behind the curtain of Doctor Octopus' childhood to witness the formative years of this mad genius! Plus: When the military attempts to harness his brilliance, have they made a deal with someone they can't hope to control? Featuring the first encounter between Doctor Octopus and Peter Parker, the first appearance of Doc Ock's arms, and the true inspiration that led him to build his remarkable appendages -- which may have come from a certain wall-crawler!!


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


Issue #1 UPC: 5960605536-00111; #2: 5960605536-00211

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #15 & #16
Written by PAUL JENKINS


Penciled by MICHAEL RYAN


Covers by STEVE EPTING


The web-slinger is confronted by an all-new menace -- one whose very presence causes his spider-sense to go bananas! Can even guest-star Captain America help turn the tide against this soldier from a different age? AND HOW WILL THESE EVENTS AFFECT THIS SUMMER'S AVENGERS EPIC, BEGINNING NEXT MONTH IN AVENGERS #500?


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


Issue #15 UPC: 5960605427-01511; #16: 5960605427-01611

SPIDER-MAN #3
Written by MARK MILLAR


Pencils & Cover TERRY DODSON


Peter Parker is forced to face the cruel realities that wearing a mask and web-shooters bring to his personal life in this action-packed, hyper-realistic tale by the superstar creative team of Mark Millar and Terry Dodson. Featuring a brutal confrontation with Electro!


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605521-00311

VENOM #16
Written by DANIEL WAY


Pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG


"TWIST" pt. 3 (of 5)


Spider-Man must play damage control as two bloodthirsty Venom creatures cause havoc in the city!


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605436-01611

ULTIMATE MARVEL

ULTIMATE X-MEN #47 & #48
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN


Pencils & Covers by BRANDON PETERSON


Mutants are turning up dead -- murdered in New York City. Someone is targeting them. When Charles Xavier learns of this, he puts his X-Men on the trail of the killer. But are Xavier's children of the atom the hunters -- or the hunted? And who is the mysterious figure in shadow that this serial killer follows implicitly? The answer will absolutely shock you!


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


Issue #47 UPC: 5960605047-04711; #48: 5960605047-04811

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #7 & #8
Written by WARREN ELLIS


Pencils & Covers by STUART IMMONEN


New storyline! New creative team! It's the start of Doom's arc! We finally learn what happened to Victor Van Damme following that horrifying teleportation accident, even as we begin to learn the fascinating background of this singular young man. Just wait'll you learn his lineage! Plus: each member of the spanking-new Fantastic Four grapples with their bizarre powers and appearance. Are they still human?


32 PGS. (each)/ALL AGES …$2.25 (each)


Issue #7 UPC: 5960605499-00711; #8: 5960605499-00811

MARVEL AGE

MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN #5 & #6
Plot by LEE & DITKO


Script by DANIEL QUANTZ


Penciled by JONBOY MEYERS & Mark Brooks


Covers by MARK BROOKS


Who is Dr. Curt Connors, and what has he done to lure Peter Parker and J. Jonah Jameson to the darkest corners of the Florida Everglades? What secrets lurk in this alien landscape? MARVEL AGE continues to thrill as Spider-Man battles the Lizard in their unforgettable first encounter! Plus: One of Spider-Man's original nemeses returns! The Vulture is back, and he's looking for revenge!


32 PGS. (each)/ALL AGES …$2.25 (each)


Issue #5 UPC: 5960605505-00511; #6: 5960605505-00611

MARY JANE #1
Written by Sean McKeever


Pencils & Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA


Whether she's going to school or hanging out with her friends at the Coffee Bean, Mary Jane Watson is always the life of the party. But what no one knows is that this gorgeous redhead's exuberant personality is a shell designed to make her forget about life's harsh realities. From her social life to her undying interest in becoming an actress to her crush on that costumed crime-fighter who swings along the New York City rooftops, it's clear that Mary Jane just wants to escape. Join MJ, Harry Osborn, Liz Allen, Flash Thompson and Harry's nerdy friend, Peter Parker, as they experience the thrilling highs and the crushing lows of high-school existence in this new, ongoing teen drama by Sean McKeever (SENTINEL, MYSTIQUE, The Waiting Place) and Takeshi Miyazawa (RUNAWAYS, Sidekicks)!


32 PGS./ALL AGES …$2.25


UPC: 5960605546-00111

SPIDER-GIRL #75
Written by TOM DEFALCO


Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ


"TEAM SPIDER"


NEW COSTUME! NEW ATTITUDE! NEW NAME!? Find out why SPIDER-GIRL is making BIG CHANGES in our 75th issue! It's a brand-new beginning for this fan-favorite series, and a great jumping-on point for new readers!


32 PGS./ALL AGES …$2.99


UPC: 5960603503-07511

MARVEL AGE: SPIDER-MAN/DOCTOR OCTOPUS - OUT OF REACH DIGEST
Written by COLIN MITCHELL


Pencils by KERON GRANT & DEREC AUCOIN


Cover by KERON GRANT


Whiz kid Brigham Fontaine was once Peter Parker's brightest student. But his new mentor -- Doctor Octopus -- is teaching him a lesson in crime. Can Spider-Man outsmart this brainy duo and get Brigham back on the side of the good guys? Collects SPIDER-MAN/DOCTOR OCTOPUS: OUT OF REACH #1-5.


96 PGS./5"x8"/ALL AGES…$5.99


UPC: 5960611360-00111


FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF 4/8

MARVEL AGE FANTASTIC FOUR #3
Plot by LEE & KIRBY


Written by Sean McKeever


Pencils by Joe Dodd


Cover Makoto Nakatsuka


He can fly! He can become invisible! He can make inanimate objects spring to life! He can do anything! He is the Miracle Man, and he plans to take over the world. Find out if a helpless Fantastic Four can stop him in this retelling of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's classic!


32 PGS./ALL AGES …$2.25


UPC: 5960605541-00311

RUNAWAYS #16
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Penciled by Adrian Alphona


Cover by JO CHEN


"THE GOOD DIE YOUNG" pt. 3


The Runaways' biggest adventure continues! Our young heroes are finally ready to take on their evil parents, and the future of the Marvel Universe hangs in the balance!


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605452-01611

X-MEN

ASTONISHING X-MEN #2
Written by JOSS WHEDON


Pencils & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY


"GIFTED" pt. 2 (of 6)


Cyclops and Emma Frost re-form the X-Men with the express purpose of astonishing the world. But when breaking news about the mutant gene unexpectedly hits the airwaves, will it derail their new plans before they even get started?


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605543-00211

ASTONISHING X-MEN #1 DIRECTOR'S CUT
Written by JOSS WHEDON


Pencils & Cardstock Cover by JOHN CASSADAY


Last month, dream-team creators Joss Whedon (TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and John Cassaday (Planetary, CAPTAIN AMERICA) brought you the explosive first issue of the all-new flagship X-Men series! Now, go behind the scenes of X-MEN: RELOAD with this expanded edition of ASTONISHING X-MEN #1 - featuring never-before-seen character designs and cover sketches by John Cassaday!


48 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$3.99


UPC: 5960605543-00121

SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION ASTONISHING X-MEN #1 VARIANT
Supplies X-tremely limited! o FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF 5/6


ASK YOUR RETAILER HOW YOU CAN GET A COPY!


Retailers Note: This item is listed in this month's Diamond Comics order form.

UNCANNY X-MEN #445
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT


Pencils & Cover by ALAN DAVIS


"END OF HISTORY" pt. 2 (of 4)


With the team split in two, the Uncanny X-Men have to face the unbridled force of the Fury on two sides of the globe! Will the Fury's "divide-and-conquer" plan prove to be the X-Men's ultimate undoing?


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.25


UPC: 5960602461-44511

X-MEN #158
Written by CHUCK AUSTEN


Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA


"DAY OF THE ATOM" pt. 2 (of 4)


Last issue's surprise ending should have X-fans talking for months! Will the return of this character prove to be the saving grace of the X-Men, or will it doom them forever? Plus: a surprise twist in the life of Gambit!


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.25


UPC: 5960601772-15811

NEW X-MEN #2
Written by NUNZIO DeFILIPPIS & CHRISTINA WEIR


Pencils & Cover by RANDY GREEN


"CHOOSING SIDES" pt. 2 (of 6)


As a new semester begins at the Xavier Institute, the X-Men of tomorrow are just getting comfortable with one another as the devastating news hits: The teachers plan on separating them into different squads! What happens when best friends are torn from one another in the name of school policy? And what do the New X-Men do about it?


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605544-00211

EXCALIBUR #2
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT


Penciled by AARON LOPRESTI


Cover by ANDY PARK


"FORGING THE SWORD" pt. 2 (of 6)


Professor Charles Xavier - legendary founder of the X-Men, and the man who dreams of peaceful coexistence between humans and mutants - has come to Genosha with one intention: to rebuild a nation from its ashes.


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


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605540-00211

EMMA FROST #12
Written by KARL BOLLERS


Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN


Cover by GREG HORN


"MIND GAMES" pt. 6 (of 6)


Trapped by the Boston mob and abandoned by her own family, Emma Frost's options are running out! Will she be able to escape…alive? The thrilling conclusion to Emma's first solo adventure!


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605432-01211

NYX #5
Written by JOE QUESADA


Pencils & Cover by JOSH MIDDLETON


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!


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


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR+…$2.99


UPC: 5960605456-00511

WOLVERINE: THE END #4 (of 6)
Written by PAUL JENKINS


Pencils & Cover by CLAUDIO CASTELLINI


He's found the brother he never knew, but now Logan may be forced to kill his only kin in order to head off a scheme by his lifelong nemesis! [This is a resolicitation; all previous orders are cancelled.]


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605469-00411

DISTRICT X #2
Written by DAVID HINE


Penciled by DAVID YARDIN


Cover by STEVE McNIVEN


"MR. M" pt. 2 (of 6)


Bishop and his partner, Officer Ismael Ortega, dig deeper into the troubles brewing within the confines of District X. Who is Mr. M., and what role will he play in the future of this combustible mutant ghetto?


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605530-00211

MYSTIQUE #16
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER


Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA


Cover by MIKE MAYHEW


"UNNATURAL" pt. 3 (of 5)


As Mystique and Shortpack get closer to their objective, they must confront a new revelation: that someone is selling transient mutants as guinea pigs, slaves and worse! Will Mystique go after this mutant-selling scum, or will she allow her personal crisis to tear her apart first?


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605431-01611

EXILES #48
Written by TONY BEDARD


Pencils & Cover by


MIZUKI SAKAKIBARA


"EARN YOUR WINGS" pt. 3 (of 3)


It's the Exiles vs. the Fantastic Four and Namor in an all-out slugfest that will leave our reality-hopping heroes altered! The Exiles' lineup changes once again, but not in the way you expect!


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605108-04811

X-MEN UNLIMITED #3
Written by JAI NITZ & MIKE RAICHT


Penciled by GEORGES JEANTY & STAZ JOHNSON


Cover by PAT LEE


Two exciting tales featuring your favorite X-Men! In the first story, Gambit winds up in a fight with the odds stacked against him -- just the way he likes it! In the second story, Cannonball tries to help his younger brother get over a painful loss -- but as always, trouble interferes!


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605507-00311

WEAPON X #25
Written by FRANK TIERI


Penciled by TOM MANDRAKE


Cover by ANDY PARK


The startling conclusion of "WAR OF THE PROGRAMS"! What is the unnamed horror lurking in Wolverine's past that threatens the very core of who he is?


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605372-02511

ALPHA FLIGHT #4
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL


Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY


"YOU GOTTA BE KIDDIN' ME" pt. 4 (of 6)


The All-New, All-Different Alpha Flight is hot on the trail of the alien Plodex, but will they be able to save the spandex-clad hockey hosers who came before them in time? Or will Guardian, Puck, Snowbird and the rest be taking their place in that Great Hall of Hosers in the sky?


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605518-00411

CABLE & DEADPOOL #4
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA


Penciled by Patrick Zircher


Cover by ROB LIEFELD


"IF LOOKS COULD KILL" pt. 4 (of 6)


One of them can't access his mutant powers; the other one can't use his healing factor. But Cable and Deadpool are still going to fight -- not only for the sake of gratuitous, all-out action; but also for honor, the betterment of mankind and the well-being of puppies everywhere. (Okay, we made up the part about puppies.)


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605490-00411

MARVEL VILLAINS

IDENTITY DISC #1 (OF 5)
Written by ROBERT RODI


Art by JOHN HIGGINS & JIMMY PALMIOTTI


Cover by TONY HARRIS


When six of Marvel's most violent and cunning villains join forces, the fate of every hero in the world is at stake. Sabretooth, Bullseye, the Juggernaut, Deadpool, Sandman and the Vulture -- are forced to work together by a mysterious agent who somehow knows every dark and dirty secret in their violent lives. Their mission: to retrieve the nearly priceless Identity Disc -- purported to contain the true identities, the home addresses and even the credit reports of every hero in the Marvel Universe. To obtain the disc, hidden deep in the bowels of a practically impenetrable A.I.M. terrorist base, this agent will need an army. Or six super-villains. But how long can these psychopaths work together before the chaos begins?


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605581-00111

MARVEL HEROES

SECRET WAR #1: THE COMMEMORATIVE EDITION
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Painted Art & Cardstock Foil Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO


SECRET WAR #1 is sold out! In the face of this skyrocketing demand and staggering backorders, Marvel is taking the rare step of creating a commemorative 2nd printing of this special first issue. Featuring a gold foil cover, SECRET WAR #1: THE COMMEMORATIVE EDITION will be on sale this May, three weeks prior to the release of SECRET WAR #2.


48 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$3.99


UPC: 5960605484-00112


FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF 4/8 - place your order NOW!


Item Code: JAN045244D

THOR #80 & #81
Written by MIKE AVON OEMING


Penciled by ANDREA DIVITO


Covers by STEVE EPTING


It's the beginning of the end of the world for the Gods of Asgard, and only Thor and his Avengers allies might be able to stave off that fate -- but does the god of thunder even want to? THE GROUNDWORK IS LAID HERE FOR THIS SUMMER'S AVENGERS EVENT, BEGINNING NEXT MONTH IN AVENGERS #500!


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


Issue #80 UPC: 5960603506-08011; #81: 5960603506-08111

THOR: SON OF ASGARD #5 (OF 6)
Written by AKIRA YOSHIDA


Penciled by GREG TOCCHINI


Cover by ADI GRANOV


"THE WARRIORS TEEN" pt. 5 (of 6)


Thor, Balder and Sif have fought and overcome all threats that the wilds of Asgard have thrown their way, in their quest to complete the task upon which Odin has set them. But now, as the young warriors come ever closer to obtaining the fourth mystic element, a betrayal from within could lead to their failure.


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605485-00511

AVENGERS #84
Written by CHUCK AUSTEN


Pencils & Cover by SCOTT KOLINS


"ONCE AN INVADER" pt. 3 (of 4)


It's the Avengers against the all-new Invaders for control of an island nation coveted by Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner! Continues into INVADERS #0, on sale this month!


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.25


UPC: 5960604458-08411

INVADERS #0
Written by ALLAN JACOBSEN & CHUCK AUSTEN


Penciled by C.P. SMITH


Cover by SCOTT KOLINS


"ONCE AN INVADER" Part 4 (of 4)


Continuing directly from the pages of AVENGERS #84! The super-soldiers of the greatest generation stand united once again! But the conflict between these new Invaders and the mighty Avengers threatens to escalate into all-out Armageddon!


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605526-00011

IRON MAN #84 & #85
Written by JOHN JACKSON MILLER


Penciled by JORGE LUCAS


Covers by STEVE EPTING


When Tony Stark is ordered to recover sensitive, top-secret materials from Avengers Mansion, his duties as Secretary of State come into conflict with his standing as an Avenger -- in the most explosive way possible! THE SEEDS ARE PLANTED HERE FOR THIS SUMMER'S AVENGERS EVENT, BEGINNING NEXT MONTH IN AVENGERS #500!


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


Issue #84 UPC: 5960604457-08411; #85: 5960604457-08511

AVENGERS/THUNDERBOLTS #5 (OF 6)
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA & KURT BUSIEK


Penciled by TOM GRUMMETT


Cover by BARRY KITSON


How can they be trusted to save the world when it turns out that they couldn't trust each other? With their greatest plan in ruins around them, their greatest fears are exposed. Will it bring the Thunderbolts together -- or finally tear them apart?


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605509-00511

CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE FALCON #4
Written by PRIEST


Pencils & Cover by BART SEARS


"TWO AMERICAS" pt. 4 (of 4)


Captain America and the Falcon are finally reunited in Miami -- but for the Falcon, who single-handedly faced down the super-powered Cap impersonator, it may already be too late. Cap faces the dilemma of bringing the so-called "Anti-Cap" to justice -- while knowing if he does that, he is likely sentencing the rogue Super-Soldier to death.


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605511-00411

FANTASTIC FOUR #514 & #515
Written by MARK WAID & KARL KESEL


Penciled by PACO MEDINA


Covers by GENE HA


"DYSFUNCTION" pts. 1 & 2 (of 3)


At an all-time low, the Fantastic Four are confronted by a cracked-mirror version of their own team -- one that may scuttle any chance the FF ever has of redeeming its reputation!


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


Issue #514 UPC: 5960604456-51411; #515: 5960604456-51511

CAPTAIN MARVEL #24
Written by PETER DAVID


Penciled by Pat Quinn


Cover by CHRISCROSS


"ODYSSEY" pt. 6 (of 6)


The most SHOCKING ENDING in years! Peter David's best Captain Marvel story to date concludes right here, with lasting ramifications for years to come!


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605396-02411

SHE-HULK #4
Written by DAN SLOTT


Penciled by JUAN BOBILLO


Cover by ADI GRANOV


"WEB OF LIES"


It's the titanic battle that HAD to happen: She-Hulk and guest-star Spider-Man square off against… J. Jonah Jameson and the Daily Bugle?! When the lawyers from She-Hulk's firm devise a legal and binding way for Spider-Man to take the stand without revealing his secret identity, the wall-crawler finally gets to have his day in court. Can Shulkie help Spidey collect damages for libel...before the Scorpion and the Spider-Slayers inflict some real damage?


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605527-00411

SILVER SURFER #10
Written by DAN CHARITON & STACY WEISS


Penciled by LAN MEDINA


Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN


"REVELATION" pt. 4 (of 6)


An unexpected visitor aboard the Silver Surfer's ship pressures him to rescue Ellie Waters from Stewart Acheron. The Surfer wants to help Ellie, yet fears intervening may somehow trigger the Earth's demise.


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605439-01011

IRON FIST #4
Written by JIM MULLANEY


Pencils & Cover by KEVIN LAU


In a lost Himalayan temple, a cult of death has awakened, and an immortal force from ancient K'un Lun stretches farther into the modern world. As the death toll mounts, Danny Rand must find safe haven for Mary Blue Cloud while keeping one step ahead of an enemy with power to steal living breath.


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605528-00411

THANOS #11
Written by KEITH GIFFEN


Penciled by RON LIM


Cover by KEITH GIFFEN


In the aftermath of Thanos' battle with the Beyonder, the damage to the Kyln prison shorts out a vital power link, allowing one of the Kyln's most dangerous prisoners its freedom: the fallen one, first herald to Galactus, a cosmic-powered sociopath looking to even an old score with its former master!


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605488-01111

MARVEL KNIGHTS

4 #7
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA


Pencils & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN


The stakes are raised as Sue and Reed are forced to confront an otherworldly menace! But will they be able to defend innocent civilians in the heart of the Pine Barrens from a group of vicious extraterrestrials?


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960605524-00711

DAREDEVIL #61
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils & Cover by ALEX MALEEV


"THE WIDOW" pt. 1 (of 4)


She's back! You asked for it; you got it: Daredevil's fiery, redheaded ex-partner returns to Hell's Kitchen to help the new Kingpin keep the streets clean. But why is she really back? Guest-starring Nick Fury and the Avengers!


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99


UPC: 5960604706-06111

DAREDEVIL: FATHER #3 (of 5)
Written, Pencils & Cardstock Cover by Joe Quesada


Hot on the trail of the serial killer terrorizing the city, Daredevil tangles with some new vigilantes who may be more interested in defending their turf than helping him keep Hell's Kitchen clean. Featuring the debut of an all-new team of heroes created especially for this series by Joe Quesada!


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$3.50


UPC: 5960605542-00311

CAPTAIN AMERICA #27 & #28
Written by Robert Morales


Penciled by EDDIE CAMPBELL


Covers by Dave Johnson


In this special two-part story, celebrated artist Eddie Campbell (From Hell) joins Robert Morales! Captain America finds himself at the crossroads where his past and a possible future meet when he's faced with a super-villain from his alternate future. As the battle royale commences, Cap finds an ally in the future's one and old Captain America: the TRUTH's very own Isaiah Bradley!


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


Issue #27 UPC: 5960605153-02711; #28: 5960605153-02811

WITCHES #1 & #2
Written by BRIAN WALSH


Pencils & Covers by MIKE DEODATO JR.


Doctor Strange, Earth's Sorcerer Supreme, recruits three young witches -- Jennifer Kale, Topaz and Satana - to find the mysterious Tome of Zhered-Na, which threatens to destroy the entire world! Featuring stunning artwork by new AMAZING SPIDER-MAN penciler Mike Deodato Jr.!


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


Issue #1 UPC: 5960605185-00111; #2: 5960605185-00211

X-STATIX #24
Written by PETER MILLIGAN


Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED


Who's stronger? Well, friends, you're about to find out…as America's favorite mutants go toe-to-toe with Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers! In part four, Mister Sensitive squares off against Iron Man!


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR+ …$2.99


UPC: 5960605332-02411

INCREDIBLE HULK #73
Written by BRUCE JONES


Penciled by DOUGIE BRAITHWAITE


Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.


"BIG THINGS" pt. 3


The Hulk squares off against the Invincible Iron Man!


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.25


UPC: 5960604745-07311

WOLVERINE #16
Written by GREG RUCKA


Pencils & Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON


The deadly Sabretooth continues his hunt for the mysterious creature known as "the native"… and nothing will stand in his way -- including Logan! Featuring a part of Logan's life we've never seen before.


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR+ …$2.25


UPC: 5960605458-01611

WOLVERINE/PUNISHER #4 (of 5)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN


Penciled by LEE WEEKS


Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN


In a steaming South American jungle, Logan and Frank Castle square off against a town full of bad guys with just the firepower to bring them down.


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR+ …$2.99


UPC: 5960605520-00411

MAX COMICS

PUNISHER #7 & #8
Written by GARTH ENNIS


Penciled by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ


Covers by TIM BRADSTREET


"KITCHEN IRISH" pts. 1 & 2 (of 6)


When a bomb explodes in a Hell's Kitchen pub, Frank Castle embarks on a deadly mission that pits him against two rival gangs.


32 PGS. (each)/Parental Advisory …$2.99 (each)


Issue #7 UPC: 5960605497-00711; #8: 5960605497-00811

SUPREME POWER #11
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


Pencils & Cover by GARY FRANK


Hyperion, after learning how he was manipulated his entire life, has decided to turn the tables on the whole world. With Princess Zarda on his side, can anyone oppose them?


32 PGS./ Parental Advisory …$2.99


UPC: 5960605457-01111

MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVELS

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: 500 COVERS HC
Cover by ALEX ROSS


This deluxe hardcover volume celebrates more than four decades and a landmark 500 issues of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN by collecting every cover to every issue of the series … ever! Featuring stunning artwork by comics' greatest illustrators from the '60s through today -- including Steve Ditko, John Romita Jr. and Sr., John Buscema, Todd McFarlane, and J. Scott Campbell -- this volume also chronicles the highs and lows of Spider-Man's spectacular career, as well as the ebb and flow of popular culture, over each of these 40-plus historical years!


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


312 PGS./ALL AGES …$49.99


UPC: 5960611421-00111

BEST OF SPIDER-MAN VOL. 3 HC
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR. & JOHN ROMITA SR.


Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL


The latest volume of the best Spider-Man stories the House of Ideas has to offer presents an entire year's worth of tales from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN -- including the monumental reconciliation between Peter and Mary Jane, and an interdimensional invasion that sees Spidey set adrift in the time stream, forced to relive his greatest battles! Featuring the landmark AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #500, this deluxe hardcover culminates in one very special, unexpected reunion! Also collects AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #46-58.


368 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$29.99


UPC: 5960611339-00111


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BEST OF SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1…$29.99 (UPC: 5960610900)


BEST OF SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2…$29.99 (UPC: 5960611100)

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 4 HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils & Cover by MARK BAGLEY


This deluxe hardcover features ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 7: IRRESPONSIBLE and ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 8: CATS & KINGS, plus all the extras readers expect from these keepsake editions. Spider-Man faces off against an explosive new teenage villain, has another run-in with the infamous Kingpin of Crime and meets the Black Cat, a curvaceous jewel thief who will complicate Spider-Man's career and Peter Parker's love life! Collects ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #40-45 and #47-53.


336 PGS./ ALL AGES…$29.99


UPC: 5960611249-00111


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ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1…$29.99 (UPC: 5960610898)


ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2…$29.99 (UPC: 5960611061)


ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 3…$29.99 (UPC: 5960611156)

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 9: ULTIMATE SIX TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Penciled by TREVOR HAIRSINE, MARK BAGLEY & JOE QUESADA


Cover by JOHN CASSADAY


They are genetically altered men with one thing in common: They have all been beaten by Spider-Man. Now, the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, the Sandman, Electro and Kraven the Hunter are being held together in a S.H.I.E.L.D. containment center. But they will not be held for long. What happens when five of the world's worst criminals escape and join forces? Who will they target as the sixth member of their deadly alliance? Spider-Man must do whatever it takes to make sure his family and friends are safe. But even with the help of the Ultimates, will that be enough? Collects ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #46 and ULTIMATE SIX #1-7


208 PGS./ ALL AGES …$17.99


UPC: 5960611312-00111


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ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1: POWER & RESPONSIBILITY…$14.95 (UPC: 5960610786)


ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2: LEARNING CURVE…$12.99 (UPC: 5960610820)


ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 3: DOUBLE TROUBLE…$17.95 (UPC: 5960610879


ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 4: LEGACY…$14.99 (UPC: 5960610968)


ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 5: PUBLIC SCRUTINY…$11.99 (UPC: 5960611087)


ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 6: VENOM…$15.99 (UPC: 5960611094)


ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 7: IRRESPONSIBLE…$12.99 (UPC: 5960611092)


ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 8: CATS & KINGS…$17.99 (UPC: 5960611250)

THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN SCRIPT BOOK
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Comics' hottest writer -- unplugged! Super-scribe Brian Michael Bendis takes readers behind the scenes of the creative process with Marvel's first-ever collection of original scripts. Experience the best of ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN in powerful prose with the scripts to issues #1/2, #13, #27 and #45; the ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN SUPER SPECIAL; and ULTIMATE MARVEL TEAM-UP #9 and #11 -- featuring artwork by Mark Bagley, Jim Mahfood, Chynna Clugston-Major and more, and all-new commentary by Bendis himself.


208 PGS./ALL AGES …$17.99


UPC: 5960611529-00111

MARY JANE 2 HC
Written by JUDITH O'BRIEN


Chapter Illustrations by MIKE MAYHEW


This sequel to Marvel's best-selling entry into Young Adult prose fiction brings back award-winning romance author Judith O'Brien for a brand-new story starring the love of Spider-Man's life, Mary Jane Watson! Best friends and high-school classmates, Mary Jane and Peter Parker have taken the big first step toward a blossoming romance, but their relationship may never make it past mid-semester. Mary Jane knows Peter is hiding something. Does it have anything to do with the web-slinging crime-fighter who seems to show up everywhere Mary Jane turns (and who's actually pretty cute...)? Or does it involve the new girl in school, Gwen Stacy? One thing's certain: By the time she discovers the truth, nothing will ever be the same.


224 PGS./ALL AGES …$14.99


UPC: 5960611433-00111

MARY JANE TPB
Written by JUDITH O'BRIEN


Chapter Illustrations by MIKE MAYHEW


NOW IN SOFTCOVER!


Written by the award-winning romance and Young Adult novelist Judith O'Brien, this traditional prose novel is a high-school romance updated for today's teens! The new girl at Midtown High, Mary Jane Watson juggles and struggles with her parents' divorce, her love of ballet and her burgeoning new bond with class nerd Peter Parker -- who's about to undergo a stunning transformation of his own.


224 PGS./ALL AGES …$8.99


UPC: 5960611440-00111

ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN VOL. 6 TPB
Written by STAN LEE & GERRY CONWAY


Penciled by JOHN ROMITA SR., ROSS ANDRU & GIL KANE


Cover by JOHN ROMITA SR.


Dark days loom as Spider-Man faces adversaries old and new -- and learns that not only does great responsibility come with great power, there must also come great heartache. This all-new addition to the ESSENTIALS line features Spider-Man vs. the Hulk in Canada, the deaths of Gwen Stacy and the Green Goblin, the first appearances of the Man-Wolf and the Punisher … and the wedding of Doctor Octopus and Aunt May!? Collects AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #114-137, GIANT-SIZE SUPER-HEROES #1, and GIANT-SIZE SPIDER-MAN #1 and #2.


576 PGS./ALL AGES …$16.99


UPC: 5960611365-00111


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ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1…$14.95 (UPC: 59606110988)


ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2…$14.95 (UPC: 59606110989)


ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN VOL. 3…$14.95 (UPC: 59606110658)


ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN VOL. 4…$14.95 (UPC: 59606110760)


ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN VOL. 5…$14.95 (UPC: 59606110881)

SPIDER-MAN 2: THE MOVIE TPB
Spider-Man broke dozens of box-office records, and Spider-Man 2 is poised to top them all! This trade paperback collects the comic-book adaptation of the sequel to one of the biggest blockbusters of all time -- plus the debut of Doctor Octopus in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3, and the origin of Ultimate Doc Ock from ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #14 and #15!


120 PGS./Marvel PSR …$12.99


UPC: 5960607851-14114


RETAILERS: NOTE CUT-OFF DATE FOR ORDERING


Spider-Man and all related characters:


TM & 2004 Marvel Characters, Inc. Spider-Man 2, the movie: 2004 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

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

FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 1 HC
Written by MARK WAID


Penciled by MIKE WIERINGO, MARK BUCKINGHAM & CASEY JONES


Cover by MIKE WIERINGO


A team -- and a family -- of adventurers, explorers and imaginauts, the Fantastic Four live lives both ordinary…and extraordinary. Now, Reed Richards, Sue Richards, Benjamin Grimm and Johnny Storm blast into this fully loaded, oversized hardcover -- featuring an entire year's worth of the World's Greatest Comic Magazine and more than 30 pages of ever-lovin' extras! Finally, learn the truth behind Mister Fantastic's decision to cast his friends as the greatest squad of superhuman adventurers ever assembled; see the Fantastic Four face off against a sentient mathematical equation driven mad by love, an infestation of insects from another dimension, a cascading wave of molecular instability and a teammate on a homicidal rampage; and bear witness to history in the making as Doctor Doom does…the unthinkable. Collects FANTASTIC FOUR #60-70 and #500-502.


368 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$29.99


UPC: 5960611486-00111

UNCANNY X-MEN VOL. 6: BRIGHT NEW MOURNING TPB
Written by CHUCK AUSTEN


Penciled by SALVADOR LARROCA & RON GARNEY


Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA


In a world full of fear and hatred, all too often the unfortunate result is violence. Finally facing their own recent past, the X-Men come to terms with the widespread devastation of Magneto's genocidal attack on New York City -- and prepare to embark on an all-new, all-different era of excitement! Plus: When the Juggernaut tries to defend his young friend, Sammy, from an abusive father, it's the X-Man who is arrested and put on trial. Now, the former criminal must convince the world that he has truly reformed. Collects UNCANNY X-MEN #435, #436, #442 and #443; and NEW X-MEN #155 and #156.


152 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$14.99


UPC: 5960611406-00111


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UNCANNY X-MEN VOL. 1: HOPE…$12.99 (UPC: 5960611060)


UNCANNY X-MEN VOL. 2: DOMINANT SPECIES…$11.99 (UPC: 5960611132)


UNCANNY X-MEN VOL. 3: HOLY WAR…$17.99 (UPC: 5960611133)


UNCANNY X-MEN VOL. 4: THE DRACO…$15.99 (UPC: 5960611134)


UNCANNY X-MEN VOL. 5: SHE LIES WITH ANGELS…$11.99 (UPC: UPC: 5960611196)

MYSTIQUE VOL. 1: DEAD DROP GORGEOUS TPB
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN


Pencils & Cover by JORGE LUCAS


For years, Mystique has used her shape-shifting abilities to stand against the X-Men in their battle for mutant-human coexistence -- but in an increasingly complicated world, she begins to find the battle lines are no longer so clear. In exchange for protection from her countless enemies, Mystique reluctantly agrees to go to work for Professor Charles Xavier, telepathic leader of the X-Men. But instead of being invited to join the team, she is asked to participate in politically sensitive operations as one of Xavier's secret agents, operatives who can't be traced back to Professor X in the event of their capture or death. Can this former mutant-rights terrorist, who can disguise herself as anyone on the planet, be trusted? Collects MYSTIQUE #1-6.


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


144 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$14.99


UPC: 5960611240-00111

AVENGERS VOL. 4: LIONHEART OF AVALON TPB
Written by CHUCK AUSTEN


Penciled by OLIVIER COIPEL with SEAN CHEN


Cover by DAVID FINCH


It seems like a routine mission when Captain America and Earth's Mightiest Heroes head to Great Britain to deal with the Wrecking Crew's latest scheme. But when matters get out of hand, it takes the bravery of an innocent bystander using Cap's indestructible shield to save them all. These events lead to the resurrection of a forgotten Marvel hero and the introduction of a new member of the Avengers! Collects AVENGERS #77-81.


120 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$11.99


UPC: 5960611338-00111


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AVENGERS VOL. 1: WORLD TRUST…$14.99 (UPC: 5960611080)


AVENGERS VOL. 2: RED ZONE…$14.99 (UPC: 5960611099)


AVENGERS VOL. 3: THE SEARCH FOR SHE-HULK…$12.99 (UPC: 5960611202)

b>INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 7: DEAD LIKE ME TPB
Written by BRUCE JONES & GARTH ENNIS


Penciled by DOUG BRAITHWAITE & JOHN McCREA


Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.


There's something big and nasty in the desert, and it's cutting a bloody swath toward Dr. Bruce Banner -- the man also known as the Incredible Hulk! As Banner marshals the monster within for his ultimate battle, he must be ready to confront a creature with intimate knowledge of his very soul. Collects INCREDIBLE HULK #66-69 -- plus the pulse-pounding, never-before-reprinted Marvel Knights miniseries HULK SMASH #1 and #2.


144 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$12.99


UPC: 5960611399-00111


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INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 1: RETURN OF THE MONSTER…$12.99 (UPC: 5960610943)


INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 2: BOILING POINT…$8.99 (UPC: 5960610905)


INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 3: TRANSFER OF POWER…$12.99 (UPC: 5960611065)


INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 4: ABOMINABLE…$11.99 (UPC: 5960611113)


INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 5: HIDE IN PLAIN SIGHT…$11.99 (UPC: 5960611151)


INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 6: SPLIT DECISIONS…$12.99 (UPC: 5960611238)

ELEKTRA VOL. 4: FRENZY TPB
Written by ROBERT RODI


Penciled by WILL CONRAD


Cover by TOM FLEMING


The beautiful but deadly assassin is hired to eliminate the leader of a violent guerilla movement in Southeast Asia, but will Elektra's conscience allow her to fulfill the contract when she learns the insane guerilla leader is just an 8-year-old boy hailed as a prophet by his followers? Plus: What happens when the world's most lethal woman is felled by... the Flu?! Collects ELEKTRA #29-34.


144 PGS./MARVEL PSR+ …$14.99


UPC: 5960611398-00111


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ELEKTRA VOL. 1: INTROSPECT…$16.99 (UPC: 5960610973)


ELEKTRA VOL. 2: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN…$16.99 (UPC: 5960611108)


ELEKTRA VOL. 3: RELENTLESS…$14.99 (UPC: 5960611222)

MARVEL PREVIEWS #10
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 #10 features items scheduled to go on sale in AUGUST 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 5/26 (Final Order Cut-off [FOC] Thursday, 5/6)


UPC: 5960605479-01011

 
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