Marvel Comics solicitations for product shipping Decebmer, 2001

Wed, September 26th, 2001 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

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alias no. 4
painted cover by david mack


brian michael bendis (w)/michael gaydos (p)


o THE SCOOP: Jessica Jones -- in way over her head!


o THE SET-UP: Red-hot writer Brian Michael Bendis (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, DAREDEVIL) and artist Michael Gaydos (The Crow) continue their gritty tale of Jessica Jones, a former costumed crimefighter who's now a down-and-out private investigator specializing in superhuman cases!


o THE STORY: As Jessica follows a trail of murder and frame-ups to Washington DC, she learns that the conspiracy reaches farther than she could ever have imagined! What will crack first: the case... or her?!


o THE BUZZ: "What makes ALIAS great is Bendis' ability to take that (crime) formula, twist it to the left, and stick it smack dab in the middle of the Marvel Universe... I'm telling you. If you miss this one, you'll be kicking yourself." -Aint-It-Cool-News.com


o THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.


o THE WARNING: Contains explicit content. Recommended for Mature Readers.


7-59606-05124-3-00411 2.99

fury no. 4
cover by bill sienkiewicz


garth ennis (w)/darick robertson (p)/jimmy palmiotti (i)


o THE SCOOP: From the smoking pen of Garth Ennis (PUNISHER) comes a fast-paced, over-the-top, irreverent spy thriller!


o THE SET-UP: This is the story of an older, no wiser, and highly p.o.'d Nick Fury who's found himself more or less on the scrap heap and wants nothing more than to go back to the battlefield. But the Cold War is over, and the days when S.H.I.E.L.D. and H.Y.D.R.A. engaged in complex games of strategy and espionage with the fate of the world at stake are gone... or are they?


o THE STORY: The villain so vile we dare not speak his name has his eye on Fury!


o THE CREATORS: You want intense? How's this lineup: Garth Ennis (PUNISHER, Preacher) on words, Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan) on pencils, and Jimmy Palmiotti (PUNISHER) on inks! We even got Bill Sienkiewicz (ELEKTRA ASSASSIN) to supply covers!


o THE BUZZ: "Think S.H.I.E.L.D. seasoned with a pinch of Hitman and you know what to expect from this mature-readers series." -Comic Shop News


o THE FORMAT: Each issue of this monthly, six-issue series will be 32 pages, with ads.


o THE WARNING: Contains explicit content. Recommended for Mature Readers.


7-59606-05165-6-00411 2.99

u.s. war machine trade paperback
cover by chuck austen


o THE SCOOP: The entire 12-part U.S. WAR MACHINE saga is collected in one volume!


o THE STORY: Fired by Tony Stark and recruited into the espionage agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., James Rhodes must lead a rookie team of armored agents against the evil alliance known as A.I.M.! With breakneck action and over-the-top violence, this intense tale of drama, humor, action, and adventure is not for the faint of heart -- nor for the weak of stomach! Written and illustrated by Chuck Austen, artist of ELEKTRA!


o THE BUZZ: "From the armor to the vehicles and buildings to the great images of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Heli-Carrier, it's just awe-inspiring, as if you're seeing cells from a big budget animated feature film... U.S. WAR MACHINE is a high-tech, action-thriller with a touch of espionage and intrigue wrapped around a world of corporate crooks, racists, and terrorists out to take advantage of the few noble people that are left. It's a quality book with great art and writing from a very talented person and future superstar, Chuck Austen. Pre-order this now." -Aint-It-Cool-News.com


o THE FORMAT: 288-page trade paperback. Printed in bold black-and-white.


o THE WARNING: Contains explicit content. Recommended for Mature Readers.


7-59606-10854-1-00111 14.95

X-MEN

ELEKTRA & WOLVERINE: THE REDEEMER no. 2
cover by YOSHITAKA AMANO


GREG RUCKA (W)/YOSHITAKA AMANO (A)


o THE SCOOP: All-star talent combines with red-hot characters for Marvel's first fully-painted illustrated prose graphic novel!


o THE STORY: Hot on the heels of the launch of ELEKTRA and the smash hit ORIGIN mini-series, ELEKTRA & WOLVERINE: THE REDEEMER pairs text by crime novelist Greg Rucka with dozens of fully-painted illustrations by world-renowned artist Yoshitaka Amano in a self-contained tale of suspense. To put it into language that action fans will crave, it's a deadly game of intrigue pitting Elektra's ninja skills against Wolverine's samurai-honed instincts and warrior bloodlust!


o THE CREATORS: Eisner-award-winning writer Greg Rucka (White Out, Detective Comics, and the Atticus Kodiak series of prose novels) teams up with Eisner-award-winning artist Yoshitaka Amano (The Sandman: The Dream Hunters, Final Fantasy, Vampire Hunter D) to create a tightly woven, heart-stopping story of action and intrigue.


o THE FORMAT: Each issue of this monthly, three-part mini-series will be 48 pages, with no ads. Printed on glossy stock with a cardstock cover in the perfect bound, bookshelf format.


7-59606-05164-9-00111 (MarvelPGplus) 5.95

exiles no. 7
cover by mike mckone & mark mckenna


judd winick (W)/mike mckone (P)/mark mckenna (i)


'Nuff Said! The Exiles find themselves pitted against their greatest adversary yet: their own minds! The time-tossed team finally get a breather, but are their nightmares worse than their actual realities or will someone find happiness in the land of dreams? Plus: A surprise romantic encounter! Find out more than has ever been revealed about the Exiles as writer Judd Winick and penciler Mike McKone take us on a silent journey into the dreams, nightmares and secret desires of Marvel's reality-hopping super group! "Another winner... EXILES is proving to be a top-notch X-book." -CaptainComics.Net


7-59606-05108-3-00711 (MarvelPG) 2.25

iceman no. 3
cover by steve uy


dan abnett & andy lanning (W)/ karl kerschl (P)


The coolest X-Men Icons series heats up! Iceman and the mysterious Foe-Dog protect an ancient shantytown from the horror of the Augmen! It's an action-packed showdown in Hong Kong and the odds are definitely not in their favor! Can Bobby Drake fight off the amazing powers of these artificially enhanced warriors, or will he have to fall victim to their evil plans? And how will the word "son" affect Iceman for years to come?


7-59606-05183-0-00311 (MarvelPG) 2.50

uncanny x-men no. 401
cover by ron garney


joe casey (W)/ron garney (p)/mark morales (i)


o THE SCOOP: The arrival of new ongoing penciler Ron Garney! Plus it's 'Nuff Said month!


o THE STORY: No dialogue. No sound effects. No Sonic scream. Nevertheless, Banshee is back! The question is, why are his current activities of great concern to the X-Men? What does he have to do with the strange abductions of some familiar X-villains? And if that weren't enough, the newest X-Man's "extracurricular activities" are quickly becoming a distraction, to say the least! All this, and the debut of Ron Garney (JLA: Our Worlds At War) as the title's new artist!


o THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.


7-59606-02461-2-40111 (MarvelPG) 2.25

Cable no. 100
cover by igor kordey


david tischman (W)/igor kordey (P & I)


o THE SCOOP: The one-man army known as Cable celebrates his 100th issue with the explosive conclusion of the first story arc by the amazing new team of David Tischman and Igor Kordey -- plus a special 16-page 'Nuff Said silent story!


o THE STORY: What happens when ideologues with super powers lose their belief? Houses explode and wealth is redistributed as the telekinetic titan unleashes his own brand of justice! Prisoners will not be taken! And in this issue's second feature, Cable goes one-on-one with the recently-mutated Techno-Organic Virus! Can he free himself of the malady that's plagued his entire life, or does the virus have a plan of its own?


o THE FORMAT: 64 pages, with ads.


7-59606-01362-3-10011 (MarvelPG) 3.99

x-treme x-men no. 8
cover by salvador larroca & joe weems


chris claremont (W)/salvador larroca (P)


It's a silent 'Nuff Said conclusion to the X-treme team's Godfather saga! Thanks to the influence of Lady Mastermind, Rogue believes her teammates have been brutally murdered -- and now she's out for blood! Meanwhile, Sebastian Shaw makes a move to assume a powerful mantle! Plus: Another glimpse of prospective new recruits Red Lotus and Lifeguard!


7-59606-05109-0-00811 (MarvelPG) 2.99

new X-MEN no. 121
cover by frank quitely


grant morrison (W)/frank quitely (P)


o THE SCOOP: 'Nuff Said!


o THE STORY: Professor X lies in a coma, on the edge of death! His powerful mutant brain has retreated into itself. In one last ditch attempt to free him from this state, Jean Grey and Emma Frost telepathically journey into the realm of Xavier's mind -- and the horrors they discover can truly not be described! Can the X-Men's founder be saved -- or will Jean and Emma be consumed by his nightmares? Find out in "Silence: Psychic Rescue in Progress"!


o THE BUZZ: "At the end of each issue I find myself truly shocked, wondering what will happen next and dreading the wait. Under Grant Morrison's guidance, NEW X-MEN has become the comic book equivalent of heroin. I can't wait for my next hit." -Cinescape.com


o THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.


7-59606-01772-0-12111 (MarvelPG) 2.25

ultimate x-men no. 13
cover by adam kubert


chuck austen (W)/essad ribic (P)


o THE SCOOP: Hide your valuables and lock up your daughters, it's the ultimate version of Gambit!


o THE STORY: He's charming. He's dangerous. He survives on wits alone. He's Gambit -- and he could be the next X-Man! That is, if the team can convince him to join! And if he doesn't get himself killed helping a fellow street urchin! And if Storm and Professor X can actually find him! Whew, sounds like guest-writer Chuck Austen (U.S. WAR MACHINE) and guest-artist Essad Ribic (BROTHERHOOD) have really stacked the deck against Gambit!


o THE BUZZ: "All in all, ULTIMATE X-MEN has a sense of humor, a slick visual style, entertaining heroes, and frightening villains. I think it's one of the best super-hero books on the market right now." -TheFourthRail.com


o THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper, with a cardstock cover.


7-59606-05047-5-01311 2.25

UNCANNY X-MEN 2001
cardstock cover by ASHLEY WOOD


JOE CASEY (W)/ASHLEY WOOD (P & I)


o THE SCOOP: Acclaimed artist Ashley Wood (Hellspawn) brings a twisted look to the X-Men as he cuts loose in the MarvelScope format... now upgraded with a cardstock cover!


o THE STORY: The team investigates a dangerous new "Designer Gene" smuggling ring - and uncover a chilling side of the mutant phenomenon! And as a small Texas town is overrun by young mutants on a rampage, a classic adversary from the X-Men's past returns, more ruthless than ever!


o THE FORMAT: 48 pages, with ads... and now with a cardstock cover! Like the NEW X-MEN 2001 ANNUAL, this double-sized adventure truly delivers that "widescreen" feel by creating a stapled spine not on the vertical side, but on the horizontal top!


7-59606-05125-0-00111 (MarvelPG) 3.50

the brotherhood no. 8
cover by sean phillips


x (W)/sean phillips (P)/kent williams (I)


At press time, no information was available.


7-59606-05114-4-00811 (MarvelPG) 2.25

deadpool: funeral for a freak no. 1
cover by georges jeanty


frank tieri (W)/J. calafiore (P)/jon holdredge (I)


o THE SCOOP: 'Nuff Said! Can the Merc-With-A-Mouth shut up?!


o THE STORY: What could possibly keep Wade Wilson quiet for a whole entire issue? This story deals with the aftermath of the DEADPOOL: AGENT OF WEAPON X fiasco as well as thrusting him into his next story arc! It's like two whole issues in one! Except that Deadpool doesn't speak at all, believe it or not! If you missed out on what writer Frank Tieri did in DEADPOOL: AGENT OF WEAPON X, be there now as the chaos begins!


o THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.


7-59606-03703-2-06111 (MarvelPG) 2.25

NIGHTCRAWLER no. 2
painted cover by massimiliano frezzato


chris kipiniak (W)/matt smith (P)/mark morales (i)


In the second installment of his X-Men Icons limited series, Nightcrawler goes up against a threat that neither being a mutant nor being an X-Man can help! Stumbling upon more slaves, Kurt Wagner loses his cool, and tests the very beliefs that he's built his faith on!


7-59606-05120-5-00211 (MarvelPG) 2.50

origin no. 5
cover by joe quesada


paul jenkins (W)/andy kubert (P)/richard isanove (c)


o THE SCOOP: The blockbuster true story of Wolverine continues!


o THE STORY: For the first time ever, it's the origin of the most mysterious mutant alive! Where is he from? What is his real name? It's all revealed in this six-issue saga from three of the hottest creators in comics, writer Paul Jenkins, penciler Andy Kubert, and colorist Richard Isanove! This issue, young Logan gives in to his animal side, but what does this mean to those around him? And what happens to his enemies? Be there for the greatest story we've never told!


o THE BUZZ: "This is the story that fans have desired for years, so look for current and former Wolverine fans to flock to comic racks for this six-parter." -Comic Shop News


o THE FORMAT: Each issue of this six-part story is 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock with a cardstock cover.


7-59606-05155-7-00511 (MarvelPG) 3.50

wolverine no. 171
cover by sean chen & norm rapmund


frank tieri (W)/sean chen (P)/norm rapmund (I)


'Nuff Said! Wolverine vs. Mauvais vs. the Wendigo! Logan's in a fight for his life against the macabre man who tore out his eye and the flesh-eating man trapped in the body of an insatiable Canadian monster! This one could get really ugly! But why is Logan trying to save the Wendigo's life at the same time? Plus: What's Sabretooth up to? The action is so intense no one has time to breathe, much less to speak in this silent brawl-for-it-all! The shocks and surprises never stop in Frank Tieri and Sean Chen's action-packed take on Marvel's most popular mutant!


7-59606-02254-0-17111 (MarvelPG) 2.25

x-force no. 123
cover by mike allred


peter milligan (W)/mike allred (P)


'Nuff Said! Don't tell Doop, but the X-Force is about to embark on their quietest mission ever! Shhhhh! "Combine Mike Allred's fantastic stylings with Peter Milligan's words and counterculture readers will have a whole new reason to jump on the mutant bandwagon." -The Washington Times


7-59606-01766-9-12311 (MarvelPG) 2.25

x-men: evolution no. 2
cover by udon with studio xd


devin grayson (W)/long vo (p)/studio xd (i)


Continuing the new series based on the hit Kids WB cartoon! What if deadly beams exploded from your eyes? Scott Summers possesses this terrible power -- and has found himself inducted into the fledgling X-Men! Now Scott -- code-named Cyclops -- and his teammates jet off to Alaska, where they must confront a powerful mutant detected by their Cerebro machine. But will the source of the signal be friend or foe? And when Cyclops is faced with danger, will he blink?


7-59606-05203-5-00211 2.25

x-TREME X-MEN 2001
cardstock cover by salvador larroca & joe weems


chris claremont (w)/salvador larroca (p)/joe weems (i)


o THE SCOOP: The "Queen of Shadows" rocks the X-Treme Team in wild widescreen style! Yep, the MarvelScope format is back!


o THE STORY: During her life, Psylocke imprisoned the Shadow King, one of the most fearsome adversaries ever to face the X-Men, in a psychic prison. So long as Psylocke was alive, the monster was chained in his corner of the astral plane. But following Psylocke's death in X-TREME X-MEN #2, the prison doors are wide open! It's mutant mayhem, delivered by the regular X-TREME creative team of writer Chris Claremont and penciler Salvador Larroca, with a little help from outstanding inker Joe Weems! Plus: An all-new prose story written by Claremont with illustrations by an array of awesome artists!


o THE FORMAT: 64 pages, with ads. Like the NEW X-MEN 2001 ANNUAL, this double-sized adventure truly delivers that "widescreen" feel by creating a stapled spine not on the vertical side, but on the horizontal top! And now it's been upgraded with a cardstock cover!


7-59606-05206-6-00111 (MarvelPG) 4.95

x-treme x-men: savage land no. 4
cover by kevin sharpe


chris claremont (W)/kevin sharpe (P)


The exciting conclusion to the X-Treme Team's mini-series! The Beast was always a sucker for a pretty lady, and Lupa, Mistress of the Dire Wolves, is very pretty, indeed! Plus: The Savage Land Mutates, the Savage Land Marauders, an army of intelligent dinosaurs, and a look into the darkest corners of Storm's soul!


7-59606-05138-0-00411 (MarvelPG) 2.99

SPIDER-MAN

giant-size mini-marvels: starring spidey no. 1
cover by chris giarrusso


chris giarrusso (w & P)


o THE SCOOP: Exploding from the panels of the Bullpen Bits comic strip, here come the Mini-Marvels in their very own full-length comedy-packed comic book adventure!


o THE STORY: When J. Jonah Jameson sends Spidey on an important paperboy mission, the wee wall-crawler better deliver... or else! Guest stars abound in this all-new 28-page funnybook feature story, including Marvel.com's own animated movie-star, Hawkeye! Plus, a collection of the original Bullpen Bits comic strips that started it all! That's 48 pages of Mini-Marvel Mayhem by "Crazy" Chris Giarrusso!


o THE FORMAT: 48 pages, with ads.


7-59606-05145-8-00111 3.50

spider-girl no. 41
cover by pat olliffe & al williamson


tom defalco (w)/pat olliffe (p)/al williamson (i)


'Nuff Said! While Spider-Girl tries to cope with last issue's startling death of a long-time cast member, the new Spider-Man goes one-on-one with Canis! Plus: Peter Parker finally confronts Normie Osborn!


7-59606-03503-8-04111 2.25

ultimate spider-man no. 16
cover by mark bagley


brian michael bendis (w)/mark bagley (p)/art thibert (i)


o THE SCOOP: Ock is ascendant! And Kraven is coming!


o THE STORY: While a tense Peter Parker bites his nails about the revived and deadly Dr. Octopus, a new threat enters the picture! From the bleak outback of Australia comes the most dangerous man alive: Kraven the Hunter! His vow: to bag the most elusive prey in America, our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!


o THE BUZZ: "Like we've already said: Fans, industry pros, and retailers just can't seem to get enough of Marvel's Ultimate line. Especially when you've got the master of dialogue, Brian Michael Bendis, writing the witty banter of one of the biggest smart asses in comics, Spider-Man" -Wizard


o THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper, with a cardstock cover.


7-59606-05031-4-01611 2.25

amazing spider-man no. 38
cover by kaare andrews


j. michael straczynski (w)/john romita jr. (p)/scott hanna (i)


o THE SCOOP: 'Nuff Said! Okay, so we all know that J. Michael Straczynski can tell an awesome story... but can he do it without words?! Time for John Romita, Jr. to cut loose!


o THE STORY: In December, no one can hear you go Thwip!


o THE BUZZ: "While Paul Jenkins is doing excellent work with the character of Peter Parker over in his book, and Brian Michael Bendis is doing great old-school stuff in the two Ultimate books, Straczynski is telling one of the best Spider-Man action stories I've ever read." -ComicBookGalaxy.com


o THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.


7-59606-04716-1-03811 (MarvelPG) 2.25

peter parker, spider-man no. 38
cover by humberto ramos


paul jenkins (w)/Mark buckingham (p)/wayne faucher (i)


'Nuff Said! Spidey faces his fiercest -- and quietest -- foes: murderous Mimes! "Continuing to raise his game to compete with J. Michael Straczynski, Paul Jenkins offers an intense, character-led story."


7-59606-04717-8-03811 (MarvelPG) 2.25

spider-man's tangled web no. 9: gentlemen's agreement
cover by lee weeks


bruce jones/lee weeks/joe rubenstein


o THE SCOOP: Legendary horror writer Bruce Jones (Creepy, Eerie), penciler Lee Weeks (SPIDER-MAN: THE MYSTERIO MANIFESTO) and inker Joe Rubenstein deliver the chilling finale of a three-part tale of twists and turns!


o THE SET-UP: TANGLED WEB invites some of today's most unique writers and artists to take a hard look at the shadow that Spider-Man casts over the "friendly neighborhood" and the people who live in it.


o THE STORY: The cabbie named Charlie Clemmens reveals his secret to his partners in crime -- and they'll wish he hadn't!


o THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.


7-59606-05106-9-00911 (MarvelPG) 2.99

ultimate MARVEL TEAM-UP no. 11
spider-man & the x-men


cover by chynna clugston-major


brian michael bendis (w)/chynna clugston-major (p)


o THE SCOOP: It's the Ultimate team-up as Ultimate Spider-Man meets the Ultimate X-Men!


o THE STORY: Peter Parker and the gang skip school to hit the mall -- and so does Wolverine, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Colossus and Storm! So what will happen when Logan -- who knows Spidey's scent -- catches a whiff of Peter? Is the wall-crawler's secret busted?


o THE CREATORS: Written by Wizard's "Best Writer of 2000," Brian Michael Bendis - with art by Harvey and Eisner Award nominee Chynna Clugston-Major (Blue Monday)!


o THE BUZZ: "Halfway through the first year and UMTU shows no signs of losing its luster. You can imagine Bendis smiling as he writes this book." -Aint-It-Cool-News.com


o THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper with a cardstock cover.


7-59606-05088-8-01111 2.25

MARVEL KNIGHTS

marvel KNIGHTS: millennial visions
cover by TONY HARRIS


o THE SCOOP: Some of today's top talents take twisted looks at the hard-hitting heroes and villains of Marvel Knights!


o THE STORY: Following the success of last year's MILLENNIAL VISIONS: X-MEN one-shot comes these new provocative pinups of the Marvel Knights! Featuring an all-star cast of hot talent, including Tim Bradstreet (PUNISHER), Alex Maleev (DAREDEVIL), Adam Pollina, Darick Robertson (FURY), J.H. Williams III and more! Last year's book brought us the exciting new series EXILES, so what could 2001 bring us?


o THE FORMAT: 48-pages, with no ads.


7-59606-05147-2-05011 (MarvelPG) 3.99

elektra no. 6
cover by greg horn


brian michael bendis (w)/chuck austen (p)


o THE SCOOP: It's a 'Nuff Said tie-in to DAREDEVIL #28!


o THE STORY: Elektra doesn't talk much normally -- but this month, she's even more quiet and deadly than ever! While delivering a message to Matt Murdock, Elektra encounters a very dangerous young woman. How will this new assassin affect the lives of Elektra and the Man Without Fear? For a different take on this story, check out DAREDEVIL #28!


o THE BUZZ: "Brian Michael Bendis is doing a terrific job of making Elektra a shadowy and enigmatic figure... this is shaping up to be a fun story of espionage in the Marvel Universe." -TheFourthRail.com


o THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock.


7-59606-05132-8-00611 (MarvelPGplus) 2.99

marvel knights: double-shot no. 3
painted cover by glenn fabry


greg rucka & peter gross (w)/greg horn & peter gross (p)/ryan kelly (i)


o THE SCOOP: Elektra and Cloak & Dagger strike as the Marvel Knights present two bold new visions by two killer creative teams!


o THE STORY: In "Trust," new ELEKTRA writer Greg Rucka (who begins his run on the book next month) teams up with hot ELEKTRA cover artist Greg Horn for a tale of murder and intrigue in Hollywood -- told with full CGI art! Plus: Cloak & Dagger return for a different kind of inner-city mystery tale, courtesy of the Eisner-nominated team of Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly (Lucifer, The Books of Magic)!


o THE FORMAT: Each issue of this five-part, monthly mini-series will be 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper.


7-59606-05159-5-00311 (MarvelPGplus) 2.99

PUNISHER no. 7
painted cover by TIM BRADSTREET


steve dillon (W & p)/jimmy palmiotti (i)


o THE SCOOP: A 'Nuff Said silent but deadly saga!


o THE STORY: Ever wonder what Frank Castle does between the stories told in his series? Acclaimed artist Steve Dillon writes and pencils this quiet look at a few dark days in the life of the Punisher!


o THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper.


7-59606-05113-7-00711 (MarvelPGplus) 2.99

daredevil no. 28
cover by alex maleev


brian michael bendis (w)/alex maleev (p)


o THE SCOOP: It's a 'Nuff Said tie-in to ELEKTRA #6!


o THE STORY: It's The Man Without Fear -- or words! There's a bounty on Daredevil's head, and everyone's out to kill him -- but only one person might be able to do the job. Plus: DD receives a message from his old flame, the sexy assassin known as Elektra! "Underboss," the new epic by the red-hot creative team of Eisner and Wizard Fan Award-Winner Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev (Superman Vs. Predator), continues with a silent twist!


o THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper.


7-59606-04706-2-02811 (MarvelPG) 2.99

MARVEL HEROES

avengers: celestial quest no. 4
cover by jorge santamaria & scott hanna


steve englehart(w)/jorge santamaria(p)/scott hanna(i)


As the Avengers deal with the reality of Quoi, the Celestial Messiah, Thanos' vision of a new universal order becomes clear, as he recruits allies from the unlikeliest of places -- and prepares for an attack by his brother Starfox and a militia of Titanian Eternals!


7-59606-05131-1-00411 (MarvelPG) 2.99

fantastic four no. 50
cover by barry windsor-smith


carlos pacheco, rafael Marin,


jeph loeb, & fabian nicieza (w)/tom grummett, carlos pacheco, steve rude, udon (P)/mike royer (i)


o THE SCOOP: A team of titanic talents celebrate the FF's 50th issue with a 64-page extravaganza! 4 new stories for the Fantastic Four!


o THE STORY: In our first fabulous tale -- which is also a 'Nuff Said story -- the team of writers Carlos Pacheco and Rafael Marin and penciler Tom Grummett explore the anniversary of the day the FF first received their cosmic ray-spawned powers, as memories turn to those early days, when our four intrepid adventurers had to come to grips with how their lives had forever changed. Then, Fabian Nicieza and Steve Rude raffle off the Torch and the Thing at a charity bachelor auction! Up next, Udon (X-MEN: EVOLUTION) explores the question of what gift you get for the couple who has everything! And if that's not enough, Pacheco and Jeph Loeb join forces on a tale that illustrates exactly how the Fantastic Four comic makes its way from their minds to your hands every month! The cherry on top? The new cover by Barry Windsor-Smith!


o THE FORMAT: It's a whopping 64-pages (with ads) blockbuster!


7-59606-04456-6-05011 (MarvelPG) 3.99

thor no. 44
painted cover by ariel olivetti


dan jurgens (w)/stuart immonen (p)/scott koblish (i)


'Nuff Said! Odin has died a warrior's death, and now it's time to give him a Viking Funeral to carry his spirit to Valhalla and beyond! As the pyre blazes, thoughts turn towards the past, and how the All-Father's life touched that of the Thunder God and his fellow Asgardians. But here's the real question: how will Odin's death turn Thor's life upsidedown?


7-59606-03506-9-04411 (MarvelPG) 2.25

black panther no. 39
cover by steve uy


christopher priest (w)/sal velluto (p)/bob almond (i)


It's Black Panther vs. Iron Fist in 'Nuff Said combat! The karate king of K'un L'un is back, but he's not quite the Iron Fist you remember! Black Panther battles a murderously unhinged Danny Rand while time runs out for Everett K. Ross and, quite possibly, the world! It's super silent fisticuffs between two of the greatest fighters of the Marvel Universe! "If you're looking for an intelligent book that's constantly surprising, respects its readership's IQ, and never fails to deliver, this is the comic for you." -ComicBookGalaxy.com


7-59606-03876-3-03911 (MarvelPG) 2.50

defenders NO. 12
cover by erik larsen


kurt busiek & erik larsen (w)/erik larsen & ivan reis (p)/


o THE SCOOP: It's a double-sized 'Nuff Said issue that ushers in a new direction for Earth's Most Reluctant Heroes!


o THE STORY: The lead story, written, penciled and inked by Erik Larsen brings his run to a finish, as the Defenders are brought by the curse to a realm in which there is no sound. They can't get along when they can communicate -- so how will they cope in a world where they can't? In the second story, written by Kurt Busiek and Jo Duffy, and drawn by Ivan Reis, the Defenders have had enough of the curse, and travel into the bowels of the Earth to petition Gaea to release them -- and her response sends the team and the series in a radically new direction! OVERLORDS: DEFENDERS AGAINST THE EARTH starts in February... but the action starts right here!


o THE FORMAT: 48-pages, with ads.


7-59606-05063-5-01111 (MarvelPG) 3.50

doom: the emperor returns no. 2
cover by leonardo manco


chuck dixon (w)/leonardo manco (p & i)


Continuing the new adventure starring comics' #1 villain! At the center of Counter-Earth, Dr. Doom has discovered the power that will make his will absolute law for the denizens of that devastated planet. So why does such absolute power leave the Lord of Latveria feeling so... unfulfilled? And what will the metallic monarch do about it?!


7-59606-05186-1-00211 (MarvelPG) 2.50

iron man NO. 49
cover by MICHAEL RYAN & SEAN PARSONS


frank tieri (w)/chris batista (p)


Silent Month delivers Iron Man vs. the Titanium Man... in space! At the edge of the atmosphere, a spectre from the past awaits a grim showdown with the armored Avenger -- the dreaded Titanium Man! Whose face is behind his alloyed helmet, what is his mission, and who is responsible for his sudden reappearance? Featuring guest-art by Chris Batista (SPACEKNIGHTS)!


7-59606-04457-5-04911 (MarvelPG) 2.25

marvel poster book: winter 2001
o THE SCOOP: Here's 32 more posters of your favorite heroes and villains!


o THE GOODS: The X-Men! Spider-Man! Elektra! Punisher! All of your favorite characters are here as pull-out posters! We looked over all of our cool covers from the last six months and picked out the very best! It's time to decorate your room, and we've got the extra-sized images -- free of logos and UPC boxes -- to cover your walls!


o THE FORMAT: Full-color, 64-pages. Printed on glossy stock paper in a magazine-sized format.


7-59606-05126-7-00111 .........................3.50

captain america no. 50
cover by gene ha


dan jurgens, evan dorkin, brian marshall, jen vanmeter, kathryn kuder & stuart immonen (w)/dan jurgens, frank quitely, stuart immonen & klaus janson (p)


o THE SCOOP: A cavalcade of creators unite for a 96-page, last-issue blow-out to send Cap to the Marvel Knights!


o THE STORY: There's no better way to usher the star-spangled Super Soldier to his new beginning than to celebrate his spy-smashing, shield-slinging adventures! Featuring a 22-page 'Nuff Said silent story by Dan Jurgens, a retrospective by Jurgens, and a variety of pinups and short stories by an all-star list of creators including Frank Quitely, Stuart Immonen, Evan Dorkin and many more!


o THE FORMAT: 96-pages, with ads.


7-59606-04455-9-05011 (MarvelPG) 5.95

CAPTAIN MARVEL NO. 26
cover by udon


PETER DAVID (w)/leonard kirk (p)/robin riggs (i)


As 'Nuff Said hits, will Rick Jones commit suicide -- and bring Captain Marvel with him? A silent snow falls over a wintery holiday season and, unable to cope with his life as a prematurely aged one-armed man, Rick Jones prepares to make the ultimate decision -- while Genis is stranded in the Microverse, powerless to intervene! "Peter David shows the rest of the world how to write mainstream comics. Pure brilliance." -Comics International


7-59606-04815-1-02611 (MarvelPG) 2.50

incredible hulk no. 35
cover by kaare andrews


bruce jones (w)/john romita, jr. (p)/tom palmer (i)


o THE SCOOP: The new era continues as legendary horror comics writer Bruce Jones, penciler John Romita, Jr., inker Tom Palmer, and new cover artist Kaare Andrews bring you a new vision of the most powerful creature ever to walk the Earth!


o THE SKINNY: Dr. Bruce Banner has shouldered the weight on his monstrous alter ego, finding solace in a simple belief -- that whatever destruction the Hulk is capable of -- there's a line the monster will never cross. That's all about to change. When the Hulk is implicated in an unspeakable act, Banner must embark on a harrowing voyage that will force him to confront the deepest truths about himself -- and the beast inside him!


o THE STORY: There are forces far larger than the police on the trail of the fugitive Bruce Banner, and they've just tracked him down to a little roadside diner in the middle of nowhere, intent on bringing him in -- warm or cold. Dare he conjure up the Monster inside him? Or will help come from an even more unlikely place?


o THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.


7-59606-04745-1-03511 (MarvelPG) 2.25

marvel universe: millennial visions
cover by j.h. Williams iii


o THE SCOOP: Some of the top talents take twisted looks at your favorite heroes and villains!


o THE GOODS: Following the success of last year's MILLENNIAL VISIONS: X-MEN one-shot follows this brand-new look at the entire Marvel Universe! Featuring artwork from many of the industry's heavy-hitters, including Ian Churchill (UNCANNY X-MEN), ChrisCross (CAPTAIN MARVEL), Georges Jeanty (DEADPOOL), Tony Harris (Obergeist), Karl Kerschl (ICEMAN), Kilian Plunkett (Unknown Soldier), Jim Starlin and more! Last year's book provided the launching point for the new hit series EXILES -- what could this year's book bring us?


o THE FORMAT: 48 pages, with no ads.


7-59606-05146-5-05011 (MarvelPG) 3.99

NIGHTSIDE no. 3
cover by TOM DERENICK


ROBERT WEINBERG (w)/TOM DERENICK (p)


New York City's Nightside totters on the brink of all-out war as secret alliances and deadly betrayals are finally revealed! The only one with the power to end this ruthless game of cross and double-cross is supernatural detective, Sydney Taine. But she's caught in a killer-take-all battle with a near-invulnerable monster with ten times her strength!


7-59606-05140-3-00311 (MarvelPG) 2.99

thunderbolts no. 59
cover by patrick zircher & al vey


fabian nicieza (w)/mark bagley (p)/al vey (i)


'Nuff Said! Burton Canyon is silent in the aftermath of last month's cataclysm between the Thunderbolts and Graviton -- and the only two figures to emerge from the conflagration are Songbird and the mysterious Scream! What is the secret of this strange sonic being, and what effect will he have on the life of Melissa Gold? Featuring guest-art by T-Bolts co-creator -- and ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN penciler -- Mark Bagley!


7-59606-03566-3-05911 (MarvelPG) 2.25

avengers no. 49
cover by kieron dwyer


KURT BUSIEK (w)/kieron dwyer (p & i)


o THE SCOOP: The loudest 'Nuff Said issue you'll read all month!


o THE STORY: The unthinkable happens as Kang arrives in Washington DC to wreak retribution for the Avengers' attack on Damocles Base! And when the dust settles, Earth's war against the Conqueror will have entered its final phase! For readers who think nothing important can happen in a silent issue, here's where we show you how wrong you are -- in a story so shattering, it will make you say, "What the heck are they going to do in #50?"


o THE BUZZ: "If you like super heroics, this is for you. It doesn't get much better." -Comics International


o THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.


7-59606-04458-0-04911 (MarvelPG) 2.25

bloodstone no. 3
cover by michael lopez


dan abnett & andy lanning (w)/michael lopez (p)/scott hanna (i)


Young Elsa continues to learn just what it means to be a monster-hunting member of the Bloodstone family! But will the legacy she inherited from her father prove to be too dangerous to tackle? This issue has everything an aspiring monster-hunter could ever ask for, including an army of zombies and the return of the Living Mummy! Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider won't want to miss this action-packed, tongue-in-cheek frightfest of a series!


7-59606-05130-4-00311 (MarvelPG) 2.99

paradise x: the heralds no. 3
painted cover by alex ross


alex ross & jim krueger (w)/steve pugh (p)


This three-issue prelude to PARADISE X concludes as X-51's ragtag band of alternate reality heroes face their ultimate adversary -- the threat of the Celestial Embryos! Will even the combined forces of Wolverine, Machine Man, Iron Man 2020, Bloodstorm, Hyperion, Deathlok, Killraven, and Spider-Girl be enough to save the multiverse? Printed on glossy stock, with a cardstock cover.


7-59606-05169-4-00311 (MarvelPG) 3.50

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