Marvel Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping May, 2005

Fri, February 18th, 2005 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 May, 2005.

MARVEL HEROES

FANTASTIC FOUR #527
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


Pencils & Cover by MIKE MCKONE


"DISTANT MUSIC" - A NEW ARC BEGINS HERE!


Just in time for movie season, new ongoing creative team J. Michael Straczynski (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, SUPREME POWER) and Mike McKone (Teen Titans, EXILES) unite their talents to chart a new course for the world's greatest comic magazine! First up: an intriguing offer for a conflicted Reed, and a windfall for Ben!


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

MARVEL NEMESIS

MARVEL NEMESIS: THE IMPERFECTS #1 (of 6)
Written by GREG PAK


Penciled by RENATO ARLEM


Cover by JAE LEE


"The Rise of the Imperfects"


An evil scientist sets his crosshairs on planet Earth, in search of test subjects for his experiments, transforming even the most timid creatures into vicious fighting machines. Thousands of years later, the Thing, Wolverine, Spider-Man and Elektra all find themselves unwilling participants in the scientist's millennia-old trials…or perhaps not all of them are that unwilling. This unprecedented crossover between Marvel and EA will feature stories that tie-in to what is sure to be one of the top-selling video games of the year!


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

MARVEL NEXT

MACHINE TEEN #1 (of 5)
Written by MARC SUMERAK


Penciled by MIKE HAWTHORNE


Cover by JAMES JEAN


High school meets high-tech as an all-new model of Marvel hero debuts!


Meet Adam Aaronson -- the ideal teenager. Straight "A" student. Captain of the West Tech football team. Smart. Handsome. Charismatic. Every boy wants to be him. Every girl wants to be with him! But after a series of debilitating seizures, Adam makes a discovery that will shake his very reality to the core -- the fact that he isn't real at all! Join Adam as he begins to decrypt the truth about his origins and what it truly means to be human!


It's not easy being the perfect teen...even when you're BUILT that way!


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

MARVEL HARDCOVERS

MAXIMUM FANTASTIC FOUR
Introduction and afterword by WALTER MOSLEY


Commentary by MARK EVANIER


Designed by PAUL SAHRE


FANTASTIC FOUR #1 Written by STAN LEE & Illustrated by JACK KIRBY


Ushering in momentous change in comic-book illustration and ingenuity, Jack Kirby's immense artistic contribution to FANTASTIC FOUR #1 revolutionized visual storytelling and brought the art of reality to the extraordinary lives of super heroes. The ripple effects of that single issue continue to influence comic-book art to this day. As a tribute to Kirby's rendering of Marvel's First Family and their first adventure, MAXIMUM FANTASTIC FOUR re-presents FANTASTIC FOUR #1 AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE - highlighted by a super-size, digitally remastered, panel-by-panel exploration of the entire issue that captures every single detail and nuance of Kirby's groundbreaking artwork. The book also contains a substantial introduction and afterword by bestselling author and comic-book enthusiast Walter Mosley; art commentary by Kirby expert Mark Evanier; the stunning design of Paul Sahre; and a scale-sized, high-resolution reproduction of FF #1. This immaculately packaged coffee-table masterpiece is must-have for any Jack Kirby enthusiast, Fantastic Four fanatic, or sequential art fan!


224 PGS./All Ages …$49.99


Format: Jacketed hardcover


Trim size: 8 7/8" x 11 7/8"


Special effects: four-color matte lamination, spot UV gloss jacket with embossing and foil, four-color matte lamination, spot UV case.


ISBN: 0-7851-1792-X

ULTIMATE MARVEL

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #19
Written by MIKE CAREY


Pencils & Cover by Jae Lee


Part 1 (of 2)


A classic Fantastic Four villain makes the debut here in Ultimate form, turning the Baxter Building into a virtual trap set to capture and eliminate the fledgling adventurers. And what of the other denizens of the skyscraper, including Johnny and Sue's father Dr. Storm? And who has the power to outthink even the most brilliant man alive, Reed Richards? Wait and see!


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.25

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #77
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils & Cover by MARK BAGLEY


Nick Fury orders S.H.I.E.L.D. to take down the out-of-control Hobgoblin any way they can. Plus, Nick and Spidey have it out and Fury reveals his future plans for an unsuspecting Peter Parker. Part 6 (of 6).


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.25

MARVEL MUST HAVES: THE ULTIMATES 2 #1-3
Written by MARK MILLAR


Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH


Reprinting the sold-out ULTIMATES 2 #1-3! It's been one year since they stopped an alien invasion, and now things get difficult! New members, new costumes and 12 months of gossip to catch up on! Who's getting married? Who's divorced? Who's gone nuts since we last saw them? Featuring a pitched battle between the Ultimates and their most powerful member, the renegade Thor!


96 PGS./Marvel PSR+ …$4.99

ULTIMATES 2 #6
Written by MARK MILLAR


Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH


The strangest super-team of all makes its Ultimate appearance! With his membership in The Ultimates terminated, Hank Pym makes a bid to become a Defender, joining the storied ranks of such greats as Valkyrie, Nighthawk and Daimon Hellstrom. It's Pym's big chance for redemption. Will he succeed, or only sink lower in the throes of self-pity?


32 PGS./Marvel PSR+ …$2.99

ULTIMATE X-MEN #59
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN


Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN


Part 1 (of 2)


Ultimate Wolverine makes his explosive return! Storm travels to the Great White North to find her missing friend, and the duo soon encounter a terrifying new threat--a classic Marvel villain making his Ultimate debut!


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.25

SPIDER-MAN

AMAZING FANTASY #8
Written by FRED VAN LENTE


Penciled by LEONARD KIRK


Cover by JAMES JEAN


"MOTHERLESS COUNTRY"


The all-new Scorpion follows the only clue to her dark past halfway around the world to exotic Madripoor-- and smack-dab into trouble with the local Triad crime lords! Will her first mission for S.H.I.E.L.D. be her last?


Part 2 (of 6).


32 PGS./marvel psr …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #520
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO


"NEW AVENGERS"


An explosive story in the Mighty Marvel Manner!


In this tale for the ages, written by Stupendous J. Michael Straczynski and penciled by Magnificent Mike Deodato, Peter and the family are forced to deal with the radical changes in their lives.


Straight from the pages of the New Avengers! PART 2 (of 5).


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.25

ARAA: THE HEART OF THE SPIDER #5
Written by FIONA AVERY


Penciled by ROGER CRUZ


Cover by MARK BROOKS


Her teammate's at Death's Door, her nemesis wants a showdown, and her best friend is falling for the wrong boy -- if this is Anya's destiny, then she's taking it back to the store! But rejecting her fate might only make matters worse for Anya -- and better for the perfectly evil Sisterhood of the Wasp!


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN: BREAKOUT #2 (of 5)
Written by TONY BEDARD


Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA


Cover by MIKE DEODATO


A vicious war between two gangs of escaped super-criminals rages in the streets of New York City! And to stop them, Spider-Man must uncover the secrets of a mysterious woman who is caught in the middle! But will uncovering these secrets jeopardize Spidey's New Avengers connection?


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

MARY JANE: HOMECOMING #3 (of 4)
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER


Pencils & Cover by


TAKESHI MIYAZAWA


"The Regret Thing"


It's the big night: Homecoming! Mary Jane is all set to go and have an amazing time with her boyfriend, Harry, but a chance encounter with a certain wall-crawling super hero leads MJ to ask herself if she's headed down the right path. Note to MJ: don't tell Liz. Or Harry. And definitely not Flash.


32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

SPIDER-GIRL #86
Written by TOM DEFALCO


Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ


"FAMILY BUSINESS" Part 1 (of 3)


When an old enemy returns to destroy the Fantastic Five, Spider-Girl must join the children of the original FF on the last line of defense. Guest-starring: Franklin Richards, Kristoff and the man called Nova.


32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

TOXIN #2 (OF 6)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN


Penciled by DARICK ROBERTSON


Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN


"CUT TO THE CHASE" Continuing the darkly comic miseducation of the creepiest new alien symbiote to swing around Manhattan! Toxin may be young, but he can rack up the property damage just like his old man, Carnage! Can a host body with good intentions and a cop's instincts actually rein him in? Ask former officer Pat Mulligan, who's busy using Toxin's powers to track down Razor Fist, an escaped super-villain who fled The Raft during the New Avengers Breakout. So how dangerous is a man with two blades for hands? Ask his groupies. You read that right -- GROUPIES!


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #9
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & PETAR BRIDGES


Penciled by DREW JOHNSON & CULLY HAMNER


Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA


Two more tales from the wall-crawler's world! First, Spidey must turn to the Fantastic Four when his ability to stick to walls goes berserk. Then, a bystander to a battle of Spidey's loses his memory!


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN/HUMAN TORCH #5 (of 5)
Written by DAN SLOTT


Penciled by TY TEMPLETON


Cover by PAUL SMITH


"TOGETHER AGAIN"


Sure, Peter Parker might be the coolest teacher in school, but how will he stack up to the guest-speaker at today's special assembly, the one-and-only Human Torch? Yep, it's time for one last old-school, done-in-one adventure with your friendly-neighborhood-you-know-who and his flaming-goofball-buddy. But this time? Their relationship will be changed forever. Trust me, this is one tale you don't want to miss!


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS

DAREDEVIL #73
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils & Cover by ALEX MALEEV


"DECALOGUE"


A new costumed foe takes to the streets of Hell's Kitchen. Who is he and what will his effect on Daredevil's new status quo be? Did someone say "new super-villian?" Oh, yes. From the writer of New Avengers, it's the very, very dark side of the Marvel Universe. Part 3 (of 6).


Retailer Alert: This bold, new look will showcase the monthly Daredevil title for the length of the "Decalogue" storyarc.


32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #18
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA


Penciled by JIM MUNIZ


Cover by MIKE DEODATO


"DIVINE TIME"


It's a race against time-and across time-as the beleaguered members of the Fantastic Four make one last-ditch effort to overthrow the mad despot Ramades, who has turned the entire planet Earth into his personal battlefield. With so many lives in the balance-and so many lives already sacrificed-this is one battle the FF dare not lose! Part 4 (of 4).


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

HERCULES #2 (OF 5)
WRITTEN BY FRANK TIERI


Pencils & Cover by MARK TEXEIRA


Reeling from the tragic death of Thor, the Prince of Power knows his star is fading fast. So what better way to pump up his Q-rating than to relive his defining moment? When his most bitter foe - King Eurytheses -- throws down the gauntlet, Hercules agrees to the challenge: Twelve Labors, each more perilous than the one before it - and each updated for reality-TV consumption. Zounds! Of course none of this sits well with Herc's father - Zeus.


32 PGS./Marvel PSR+ …$2.99

BLACK PANTHER #4
WRITTEN BY REGINALD HUDLIN


PENCILED BY JOHN ROMITA, JR.


COVER BY JOHN CASSADAY


"WHO IS THE BLACK PANTHER?"


When Klaw unfurls his carefully orchestrated siege on Wakanda, there's no place to hide. Cutting a swathe through Wakanda's ground forces - the Rhino and Batroc. Slicing through Wakanda's aerial defensives -- the Black Knight. And striking a blow where no one would ever expect - the Radioactive Man. Wakanda's protector has never faced a challenge like this. Can the Black Panther persevere?


PART 4 (of 6).


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #14
WRITTEN BY REGINALD HUDLIN


PENCILED BY BILLY TAN


COVER BY STEVE MCNIVEN


"WILD BLUE YONDER"


The Daily Bugle's got a new star reporter. Ethan Edwards is his name, and he's the ace in J. Jonah Jamesons' deck, the apple in Betty Brant's eye, and the bane of Peter Parker's existence! Peter may get the pic, but never before Ethan's got the scoop. And if that weren't enough, there may be even more to Ethan than meets the eye…Still, Spidey's got more pressing problems to deal with: a shape-shifting super-villain who'll do anything to feed his nasty habit. PART 2 (of 6).


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

MARVEL MILESTONES: WOLVERINE, X-MEN AND TUK THE CAVE BOY
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT, JOE SIMON & JACK KIRBY


Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA, RICK LEORNARDI, JOE SIMON & JACK KIRBY


Cover by WALTER SIMONSON


Celebrating 65 years of titanic tomes from the House of Ideas, MARVEL MILESTONES makes its triumphant return to the comics scene! Experience the highs, lows and in-betweens of Marvel's finest -- monthly -- in full color! This issue: In a special preview of next month's MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS: WOLVERINE VOL. 1 TPB, Logan makes his first foray as Patch into Madripoor -- an island nation where anything goes, and everything is for sale -- in a story from MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #1! Plus: Storm and Cyclops battle for leadership of the X-Men in UNCANNY X-MEN #201, and Tuk the Caveboy stars in stories from the Dark Ages from CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1 and #2.


48 PGS./Marvel PSR …$3.99

DAREDEVIL: REDEMPTION #5 (OF 6)
Written by DAVID HINE


Penciled by MICHAEL GAYDOS


Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ


Is there a place for a super hero in a court of law? Matt Murdock's abilities as a lawyer are tested to the max as his client goes to trial for the ritualistic murder of a young boy. As the authorities close ranks and the people of Redemption Valley clamor for blood, will justice prevail or is Joel Flood headed for Death Row and a date with the electric chair?


32 PGS./Marvel PSR+ …$2.99

WOLVERINE #28
Written by MARK MILLAR


Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.


Cover by GREG LAND


"AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D."


32 PGS./Marvel PSR+ …$2.25

DISTRICT X #13
Written by DAVID HINE


Penciled by LAN MEDINA


Cover by TOM RANEY


"ONE OF US" Part 1 (of 2).


Billy Bates just had the worst day of his life. What choices led Billy down this road? Bishop investigates and discovers the horrible truth.


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

SHANNA, THE SHE-DEVIL #4 (of 7)
Written by FRANK CHO


Pencils & Cover by FRANK CHO


Having survived their experience with the hungry T-Rex - thanks to Shanna -- Doc and his crew scour a labyrinthine Nazi lab in search of an antidote to the plague that's ravaging their camp. What they find, however, is something much more. And nothing can prepare them for what's waiting outside.


32 PGS./Marvel PSR+ …$3.50

STRANGE #6 (of 6)
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI & SAMM BARNES


Pencils & Cover by BRANDON PETERSON


Final issue spectacular! The newly anointed Sorcerer Supreme goes toe-to-toe with none other than Dormammu!


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$3.50

MARVEL HEROES

INCREDIBLE HULK #81
Written by PETER DAVID


Pencils & Cover by LEE WEEKS


"TEMPEST FUGIT"


We can't tell you everything that happens in this issue simply because it will destroy the shock ending of the previous issue. So instead, just know this: The secret of Monster Island stands revealed, the Hulk is faced with a shocking surprise, we learn the outcome of Bruce's high school catastrophe, and fans will scream when they see the last panel. Part 5 (of 5).


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

G.L.A. #2 (OF 4)
Written by DAN SLOTT


Pencils & Cover by PAUL PELLETIER


"DIS-MEMBERSHIP DRIVE"


With the life-expectancy of hamsters, and an ever-thinning lineup, the GLA is in desperate need of new blood. But what self-respecting super-type would sign up for THIS!? Guest stars galore, including Brother Voodoo, El Aguila, and Captain Ultra. Plus Spider-Man, Wolverine, Daredevil, and all the other spotlight-hogs you can't get enough of! Oh, and don't forget, in this issue ANOTHER GLAer DIES! Well... besides Mr. Immortal.


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

THE PULSE #9
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Penciled by MICHAEL LARK


Cover by MIKE MAYHEW


"SECRET WAR" CONCLUDES!


Jessica makes a last-ditch effort to find the missing Luke Cage. But will she ever find him? Will her life ever recover from the drama of Secret War? This issue is wall-to-wall guest stars. We'd tell you who, but that would ruin the surprises.


Part 4 (of 4).


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

MARVEL TEAM-UP #8
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


Penciled by JEFF JOHNSON


Cover by SCOTT KOLINS


"MASTER OF THE RING"


One kills vampires. One kills mobsters. The Punisher isn't a vampire, Blade isn't a mobster--it SEEMS like these two would get along swimmingly. But will they? And how does this all tie in with the Ringmaster's plans for world domination? Part 2 (of 6).


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.25

CAPTAIN AMERICA #7
Written by ED BRUBAKER


Pencils & Cover by STEVE EPTING


"THE WINTER SOLDIER" Part 1 (of 6)


The questions plaguing Captain America's dreams and memories have been answered in the most brutal way possible. And in the wake of this brutality, General Lukin makes his first all-out assault! Our second arc tears open old wounds and threatens to make new scars that will never heal.


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99


Note to Retailer: There will be a variant cover for this issue.

NEW AVENGERS #7
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN


Cover by DAVID FINCH


"THE SENTRY!" Part 1 (of 3)


David Finch takes a well-deserved nappy time to give Young Gun guest artist Steve McNiven a moment to shine. The mysteries and tragedies of the Sentry come to the forefront as the New Avengers come to his aid. Who is behind the Sentry's tragic life? The answer WILL SHOCK YOU!


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.25


Note to Retailer: There will be a variant cover for this issue.

NEW THUNDERBOLTS #8
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA


Pencils & Cover by TOM GRUMMETT


An old friend asks SPEED DEMON to pull off a huge heist -- will he do it? And does BLIZZARD want to stop him -- or get in on the action? Meanwhile, PHOTON tries very, very hard to remember why he should be mad at ATLAS. RADIOACTIVE MAN gets -- a publicist? And a resignation threatens to tear the team apart before it's even come together!


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR: FOES #5 (of 6)
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


Penciled by CLIFF RATHBURN


Cover by JIM CHEUNG


The Red Ghost is back, and he's brought his super-apes with him! Red, Sue, Ben, and Johnny are face-to-face with one of their greatest foes from the past!


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

STORMBREAKER: THE SAGA OF BETA RAY BILL #5 (of 6)
Written by MICHAEL AVON OEMING & DAN BERMAN


Pencils & Cover by ANDREA DIVITO


RETURN TO ASGARD!


This is the issue that anyone who read Thor Disassembled MUST HAVE. As Beta Ray Bill returns to Asgard he finds himself in the company of celestial beings and the remnants of Asgard. What has Ragnarok done to the land of the gods? What will he find there? Will he find a final home for his people, or a burning hell!


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

YOUNG AVENGERS #4
Written by ALLAN HEINBERG


Pencils & Cover by JIM CHEUNG


"SIDEKICKS"


The Young Avengers declare war on one of the Avengers' most powerful and terrifying foes -- but first they must defeat his new allies: Captain America and Iron Man. It's the Young Avengers versus the old Avengers in a battle for the team's future -- and the kids' survival. Part 4 (of 6).


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

SPELLBINDERS #3 (of 6)
Written by MIKE CAREY


Pencils & Cover by MIKE PERKINS


Kim is stalked by her would-be killer at a party, and when magical protections fail she has to fall back on her own strength and resourcefulness. But there's a bigger trial still to come when she decides to undertake a pilgrimage to the pillar of smoke -- the legendary source of the Salem witches' powers.


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

POWER PACK #3 (of 4)
Written by MARC SUMERAK


Pencils & Cover by GURIHIRU


The Power family goes on a well-deserved vacation...but leave it to Jack to stir up all kinds of trouble along the way! When Jack finds himself outmatched by one of Marvel's most powerful villains, will another family of super heroes help save the day? It's clobberin' time when Power Pack teams up with the FANTASTIC FOUR!


32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

SECRET WAR: FROM THE FILES OF NICK FURY
Written by MIKE RAICHT


Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO


The secrets behind the war, as seen through the eyes of the spy game's elder statesman! SECRET WAR: FROM THE FILES OF NICK FURY is an essential companion to the limited-series mega-event, revealing stunning new details of the darkest chapter in Marvel Universe history! How did S.H.I.E.L.D Director Nick Fury choose his ragtag team of misunderstood heroes? Which A-listers didn't make the cut, and why? Who does Fury consider the most dangerous villain in the Marvel Universe? The answers will surprise and shock you! This keepsake volume includes HANDBOOK-style bios of all the key participants in Fury's Secret War - Spider-Man, Captain America, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Wolverine, the Black Widow and many more - annotated by Fury himself! Plus: more of the transcripts, case files and other apocrypha seen in SECRET WAR!


48 PGS./Marvel PSR …$3.99

RUNAWAYS #4
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Penciled by Adrian Alphona


Cover by JO CHEN


Racing back to their new secret hideout beneath the La Brea Tar Pits, the Runaways must decide whether the dangerous Victor Mancha is going to be their first prisoner, or their newest member. Plus, a major Marvel Universe villain shows up claiming to be Vic's father... but is he telling the truth? Part 4 (of 6)


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

LIVEWIRES #4 (of 6)
Written by Adam Warren


Penciled by RicK Mays


Cover by Adam Warren


The Livewires' long-shot campaign of secret-project


sabotage climaxes with a daring raid on their biggest "target of opportunity" so far… But this time, the superhuman "combat mecha", well-armed as they may be with ultratech weapons galore (and even a hijacked tanker-load of AIM nanoware), may have bitten off far more than they can chew…


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE: TEAMS 2005
Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, ERIC J. MOREELS, STUART VANDAL, MARK O'ENGLISH, MICHAEL HOSKIN, RICHARD GREEN, RONALD BYRD, SEAN MCQUAID, ANTHONY FLAMINI


Cover by TOM GRUMMETT & MORRY HOLLOWELL


Heavy-hitting heroes unite! This Official Handbook contains in-depth bios on more than 30 of the Marvel Universe's most awesome assemblages - including the Defenders, Power Pack and the New Thunderbolts! Plus: An all-new cover by superstar artist Tom Grummett, digitally painted by Morry Hollowell.


48 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE THING #3 (of 4)
Written by BRANDON THOMAS


Penciled by MICHAEL O'HARE


Cover by RANDALL GREEN


"INVISIBLE THINGS"


With Reed Richards and Johnny Storm on an expedition in a parallel universe, the dynamic duo of Sue Storm and Ben Grimm are forced to keep the lid on a strange crime wave sweeping the city. Ordinary criminals, outfitted with high-tech weaponry, are blazing a dangerous trail, but what's really going on here? Could this all just be an elaborate distraction to give one of the FF's greatest foes access to the Baxter Building? Find out in this original Marvel Adventure...


32 PGS./All Ages …$2.50

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #3
Written by ERICA DAVID


Penciled by PATRICK SCHERBERGER


Cover by TONY DANIEL


What's worse than Doc Ock kidnapping J. Jonah Jameson and Aunt May? Doc Ock kidnapping them with the help of Spider-Man's greatest foes - Sandman, the Vulture, Mysterio, Kraven the Hunter and Electro! And to add insult to injury, Spidey's powers seem to have…disappeared!! Check out the action-packed conclusion to this two-part adventure as our favorite webslinger takes on the Sinister Six. Part 2 (of 2).


32 PGS./All Ages …$2.50

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #0
Written by MARC SUMERAK


Pencils by SCOT EATON


Cover by MICHAEL RYAN


Marvel Adventures launches it's new Fantastic Four series with an all new, action-packed premier issue! New York City is throwing a parade in honor of their favorite first family, but it looks like rain is in the forecast in the form of Dr. Doom! Will MR. FANTASTIC, THE INVISIBLE WOMAN, THE HUMAN TORCH and THE THING be able to save the day and keep Times Square as clean as an all ages comic? Find out in this specially priced opening issue!


32 PGS./ ALL AGES …$1.99

X-MEN

GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #3
Written by JOSS WHEDON


Pencils by DAVE COCKRUM


New Cover by DAVE COCKRUM


Featuring Classic Reprints by STAN LEE, JACK KIRBY & WERNER ROTH


In celebration of the 30th anniversary of 1975's GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1 and #2 comes a colossal collection of the X-Men's greatest team-ups - plus a brand-new untold tale of the All-New, All-Different X-Men by JOSS WHEDON and DAVE COCKRUM! The X-Men tangle with the FF in FANTASTIC FOUR #28 (July 1964), the Might Avengers guest-star in X-MEN #9 (January 1964) and along comes a Spider-Man in X-MEN #35 (August 1967)!


80 Pgs/ Marvel PSR… 4.99

ASTONISHING X-MEN #11
Written by Joss Whedon


Pencils & Cover by John Cassaday


"DANGEROUS"


The penultimate chapter to Whedon & Cassaday's first year of ASTONISHING. In this issue...everything comes crumbling down. Part 5 (of 6).


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

NEW X-MEN #13
Written by NUNZIO DEFILIPPIS & Christina Weir


Pencils & Cover by Michael Ryan


"CAMPFIRE" Part 1 (of 1).


The kids at Xavier's deal with death as they mourn the passing of one of their favorite teachers...but when the emotions start coming out, will the kids start saying some things that might signal the end of New Mutants forever?!


A Wolverine: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Tie-In!


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

NEW X-MEN #14
Written by NUNZIO DEFILIPPIS & Christina Weir


Penciled by PACO MEDINA


Cover by Michael Ryan


"YEAR'S END" Part 1 (of 2).


The Xavier Institute's end-of-year dance is upon the New Mutants. Invitations are declined, hearts broken, and jealously runs rampant! And just as the X-Men leave for a mission, an old villain sees this as the perfect time to strike!


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

NEW X-MEN: HELLIONS #1 (of 4)
Written by Nunzio DeFilippis & CHRISTINA WEIR


Pencils & Cover by Clayton Henry


From the pages of New X-Men, the resident bad boys (and girls) of Xavier's get their own miniseries. The Hellions spend the summer in California, where they'll discover the dirty secrets from one of their pasts and will face a temptation that will determine whether these kids will be heroes or villains.


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

MARVEL MUST HAVES: NYX #1-3
Written by JOE QUESADA


Pencils & Cover by JOSUA MIDDLETON


Reprinting the sold-out NYX #1-3, featuring the first comic-book appearance of X-23! Say hello to a pack of New York City gutterpunks, the likes of which the Marvel Universe has never seen! The X-Men's dream has always been one of creating hope from despair - in a young mutant's darkest hour, Charles Xavier will always be just around the corner, ready with open arms and a helping hand. But Xavier can't be everywhere at once. What becomes of a group of young mutants that have to rely on themselves for everything from food to shelter to love? Wayward angels with dirty faces who, instead of preparing for Magneto's next big assault, must learn to survive in the cold, harsh world of the city that never sleeps. The world of the X-Men is brought to the streets, and the struggle for survival has never been more uncertain…


Look for MARVEL MUST HAVES: NYX #4-5 next month - and NYX # 6 in July!


96 PGS./Marvel PSR+ …$4.99

X-23 #6 (of 6)
Written by CRAIG KYLE & Christopher Yost


Pencils & Cover by Billy Tan


"Innocence Lost" Conclusion.


Ripped from the pages of NYX, character creator Craig Kyle and star artist Billy Tan bring X-23's origin to a deadly finale! She was created to be the ultimate killing machine… but now she's been unleashed on the facility that created her. It's payback time, and no one will walk away unscathed. One word: SNIKT!


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

EXILES #64
Written by Tony Bedard


Penciled by Mizuki Sakakibara


Cover by JIM Calafiore


"TIMEBREAKERS"


Now that the menace behind the Exiles' recent troubles has revealed himself in all his evil glory, it's time for…Beak to save the day? Things could get messy.


Part 3 (of 4).


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

X-MEN #170
Written by Peter Milligan


Pencils & Cover by Salvador Larroca


"GOLGOTHA"


The final confrontation with the hideous Golgotha happens here! Can the X-Men get over their inner demons and finally destroy this creature for good?!


Part 5 (of 5).


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.25

UNCANNY X-MEN #459
Written by Chris Claremont


Pencils & Cover by Alan Davis


"ON ICE!"


The exciting conclusion of the X-Men's Savage Land adventure! Their strange new foes are bent on claiming the Earth for their own-and they plan on using the might of the X-Men to do it! The merry mutants must make some uneasy alliances to stop the only enemies they aren't a match for-their own teammates! Guest-starring Ka-Zar! Part 5 (of 5).


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.25

GAMBIT #10 & 11
Written by John Layman


Pencils by Georges Jeanty & ROBERT ROBINSON


Covers by


Georges Jeanty


As a thief, Gambit has faced some risky jobs, but this may be his most dangerous yet-he'll have to infiltrate the heavily-fortified home of the world's most powerful mutants. That's right…Gambit's got to swipe something right from under the noses of his teammates, the X-Men!


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

CABLE/DEADPOOL #15
Written by Fabian Nicieza

Pencils & Cover by


Patrick Zircher


"ENEMA OF THE STATE" Part 1 (of 3)


Deadpool is brainwashed by the mysterious group known as THE BLACK BOX to become a mindless assassin (which, honestly, didn't take much washing). So Deadpool does what comes naturally to him -- the OPPOSITE of what's expected! But hey, where's CABLE? And what are CANNONBALL and SIRYN doing in the book?


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

SHATTERSTAR #4 (of 4)
Plotted by ROB LIEFELD


Scripted by BRANDON THOMAS


Penciled by MARAT MYCHAELS


Cover by ROB LIEFELD


This is it! The shattering conclusion to this special X-FORCE limited series. Shatterstar returns to the present only to find that his recent acquisition may be more than he bargained for!


32 pgs. /MARVEL PSR …$2.99

WOLVERINE: SOULTAKER #4 (of 5)
Written by Akira Yoshida


Penciled by Shin Nagasawa


Cover by Katsuya Terada


Wolverine faces the evil priestess Hana, the demon lord Ryuki and their horde of zombie samurai, while his ally Mana searches for a way to defeat them once and for all and save the world. Can the X-Man buy Mana enough time? Can he stand up against a force strong enough to open up a doorway to a demon world?


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

EXCALIBUR #13 & #14
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT


Pencils & Cover by AARON LOPRESTI


A "HOUSE OF M" prelude!


Guest-starring DR. STRANGE! Professor Xavier must call in the help of the Sorcerer Supreme to deal with the increasingly dangerous, reality-altering madness of Wanda Maximoff. And perhaps even more dangerous is the grief and desperation of her father, Magneto.


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

X-MEN: THE END - HEROES AND MARTYRS #3 (of 6)
Written by Chris Claremont


Penciled by Sean Chen


Cover by Greg Land


In the depths of Shi'ar space, at the heart of the great Starjammer, Aliyah is finally reunited with her mother, Deathbird! But this tender reunion is merely the prelude, as the face of the foe who's been striking at the X-Men becomes more clear!


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

ROGUE #11
Written by Tony Bedard


Penciled by Karl Moline


Cover by Scot Eaton


"FORGET-ME-NOT"


In a desperate bid against Lady Deathstrike and her mystery accomplice, Rogue and Sunfire are forced to do something that changes them both…possibly forever! TRUE BELIEVER ALERT: This issue will have a lasting impact on Rogue,who will soon be seen in X-Men #171. Part 5 (of 6).


32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

MAX COMICS

PUNISHER: THE CELL (ONE SHOT)
Written by GARTH ENNIS


Penciled by LEWIS LAROSA


Cover by TIM BRADSTREET


From the darkest bowels of Riker's prison, the old men preside over their empire. Nothing goes down without their say-so; no one draws a breath without their permission. And when a riot explodes, they need only fortify their defenses and ride it out. But someone else is weaving his way through the bloodstained halls, their newest neighbor: Frank Castle.


56 PGS./Parental Advisory …$4.99

PUNISHER #21
Written by Garth Ennis


Penciled by Leo Fernandez


Cover by Tim Bradstreet


"UP IS DOWN AND BLACK IS WHITE"


Frank Castle's got big problems: Ubergangster Nicky Cavella is back with a vengeance. And if Frank is going to survive the experience he just might need a little help…from a secret admirer. Part 3 (of 6).


32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

ICON COMICS

POWERS #11
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Art & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING


This issue presents the most important moment in the life of Detective Deena Pilgrim - a truly shocking POWERS event!


32 PGS./MATURE …$2.95


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POWERS VOL. 1 HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Art & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING


You asked for it, and now here it is: THE FIRST-EVER POWERS HARDCOVER! But not only is it a hardcover...it's a hardcover collection of the entire first year of POWERS in chronological order! The first three epic POWERS stories, issues #1-11, are presented in order of publication for the very first time -remastered, redesigned and reformatted! Plus all the POWERS bonus features you've come to know and love: sketchwork, scripts, interviews, galleries, original designs and a POWERS collection first - a Best of the Letter Column, Year One! This is where the story begins! A must-have for your comic library!


488 PGS./MATURE …$29.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1805-5


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MARVEL POSTERS

Wolverine #27 Joe Quesada Variant Poster
Joe Q.: The best there is at what he does!


Use Diamond order code DEC048324 to place your order now!


Please note this art will be the variant cover to Wolverine #27


24" x 36" / FC…$5.95


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FANTASTIC FOUR #527 POSTER
Art by Mike McKone


Just in time for the summer blockbuster movie the FANTASTIC FOUR comes this stunning poster by new FF artist Mike McKone.


24" x 36" / FC…$5.95


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MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVELS

BEST OF THE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 1 HC
Written by STAN LEE, ARCHIE GOODWIN, ROY THOMAS, JOHN BYRNE, KARL KESEL, MARK WAID, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH & ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA


Penciled by JACK KIRBY, JOHN BUSCEMA, GEORGE PEREZ, JOHN BYRNE, STUART IMMONEN, MIKE WIERINGO, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH & STEVE MCNIVEN


Follow the FF from their original adventure to the height of their success! Caught in a mental maelstrom of alien enemies! Trips into the Negative Zone, Subterranea and the soul of Ben Grimm! The triumph and tragedy of Mr. Fantastic! The Thing vs. the Thing! And who will be the last hero standing in the ultimate war...of practical jokes? Featuring Dr. Doom, Dr. Octopus, the Impossible Man, Daredevil and more! Collects FANTASTIC FOUR #1, #39-40, #51, #100, #116, #176, #236, and #267; FANTASTIC FOUR (Vol. 3) #56 and #60; MARVEL FANFARE #15; MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #50; and MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #4.


360 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$29.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1782-2

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN VOL. 2
Written by STAN LEE


Penciled by DON HECK


Cover by DON HECK


Marvel's Man of Metal makes his triumphant return to the Masterworks! Yes, it's time to fess up and Face Front, True Believers: After a thirteen-year vacation, the iron-clad Avenger's back with his sophomore effort at long last. But it's guaranteed to be one harrowing homecoming!


This tome's classic tales pit Tony Stark against a virtual who's who of adversaries in the mighty Marvel manner that could only be brought to you by Stan Lee and the lavish pen of "Dashing" Don Heck! There's the return of Iron Man's arch-nemesis, the Mandarin, and said vile villain's origin, followed up by the first appearance of the long-loved Avenger, Hawkeye -- but he's not playing on the side of angels here. No, he's teamed-up with the Black Widow against ol' Iron Boots! And finally, Iron Man must test his mettle against no less than Captain America and his own Iron Man armor as the new Iron Man fights the old! It's a slam-bang barrage of Marvel classics with drama galore and a little '60s Russkie "Red Scare" that can't be beat. Reserve your copy today! Collecting TALES OF SUSPENSE #51-65.


240 PGS./ALL AGES …$49.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1771-7

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN VOL. 2 - VARIANT EDITION
240 PGS./ALL AGES …$54.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1772-5

EMMA FROST VOL. 3: BLOOM DIGEST
Written by KARL BOLLERS


Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN


Cover by GREG HORN


Emma's fought her family, the Boston mob and her own boyfriend - and won! Now, the young mutant sets her sights on the Big Apple and Empire State University, where she becomes extremely friendly with another, more experienced telepath. But is this relationship entirely healthy? It might not be for Ian Kendall, the teacher Emma's infatuated with…whose life is suddenly turned upside down! With the love of her life on trial for his job, what is Emma willing to do to save him? Don't miss the ultimate telepathic catfight! Collects EMMA FROST #13-18.


144 PGS./MARVEL (12 AND UP) …$7.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1473-4


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EMMA FROST VOL. 1: HIGHER


LEARNING…$7.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1434-3)


EMMA FROST VOL. 2: MIND GAMES…$7.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1413-0)

HUMAN TORCH VOL. 1: BURN DIGEST
Written by KARL KESEL


Penciled by SKOTTIE YOUNG


Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG


Johnny Storm is the youngest member of the world-famous Fantastic Four, with the powers and temperament of fire itself. Impulsive, restless and thrill-seeking by nature, the Torch doesn't need to wait for the rest of the FF. He can get into trouble all by himself. Years ago, after gaining his powers, Johnny became the most popular student on his high-school campus. The Big Man on Campus until the Torch came along was Olympic-bound wrestler Mike Snow. The Snow/Storm rivalry reached a terrible climax when the two fought over a girl. Snow never wanted to see Johnny again - until now, years later, when a fellow firefighter dies before his eyes, inexplicably bursting into flames … like a Human Torch. Collects HUMAN TORCH #1-6


136 PGS./MARVEL (12 AND UP) …$7.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1757-1

ULTIMATE ADVENTURES: ONE TIN SOLDIER TPB
Written by RON ZIMMERMAN


Cover & pencils by DUNCAN FEGREDO


Because Joe Quesada demanded it! An aging orphan receives his fondest wish and is adopted by the wealthiest man in town…who also happens to be the costumed adventurer known as Hawk-Owl, the Midnight Avenger, Chicago's crime-fighting scourge! If you ever wondered about the relationships between super heroes and their sidekicks, this action-packed yet hilarious adventure answers all the questions you were afraid to ask! Collects ULTIMATE ADVENTURES #1-6.


144 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$12.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1043-7

MARVEL TEAM-UP VOL. 1: THE GOLDEN CHILD TPB
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


Penciled by SCOTT KOLINS


Cover by SCOTT KOLINS


When Cerebro detects Paul Patterson, a student attending Peter Parker's school who's developed mutant powers, it sets Wolverine and Spider-Man on the same path. But with competing agendas, will they work together? Will they be at odds? Hard to say... but the title doesn't say "Super Friends," gang! Plus: Mr. Fantastic and Dr. Strange, Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk, and more! Collects MARVEL TEAM-UP #1-6.


144 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$14.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1595-1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 9: SKIN DEEP TPB
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


Penciled by MIKE DEODATO JR. & MARK BROOKS


Cover by JOE JUSKO


Peter Parker must confront a former classmate who - like himself - was granted amazing powers during a science experiment gone awry. But why does he blame Peter for the laboratory mishap, and just how far will he take his quest for vengeance? Collects AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #515-518.


96 PGS./Marvel PSR …$9.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1642-7


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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1: COMING HOME…$15.95 (ISBN: 0-7851-0806-8)


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2: REVELATIONS…$8.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-0877-7)


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 3: UNTIL THE STARS TURN COLD…$12.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1075-5)


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 4: THE LIFE & DEATH OF SPIDERS...$11.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1097-6)


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 5: UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES…$12.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1098-4)


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 6: HAPPY BIRTHDAY…$12.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1343-6)


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 7: THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL…$12.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1525-0)


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 8: SINS PAST…$12.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1509-9)

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 5: SINS REMEMBERED TPB
Written by SAMM BARNES


Penciled by SCOT EATON


Cover by GREG LAND


Spinning directly out of the events of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: SINS PAST, Spider-Man and Sarah, the daughter of Gwen Stacy and the web-slinger's greatest enemy, embark on a journey of discovery - one that will take them halfway around the world to Paris, and into the sights of a mysterious new enemy!


Collects SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #23-26.


96 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$9.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1628-1


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SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1: THE HUNGER…$11.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1169-7)


SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2: COUNTDOWN…$11.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1313-4)


SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 3: HERE THERE BE MONSTERS…$9.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1333-9)


SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 4: DISASSEMBLED…$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1626-5)

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN VOL. 3: THE LAST STAND TPB
Written by MARK MILLAR


Pencils & Cover by TERRY DODSON


In the conclusion to the MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN super-story, the identity of Aunt May's abductor is finally revealed. But is that the villain who really pulls the strings? Things heat up as Spidey and the Black Cat face off against the might of the Sinister Twelve. HOLY COW, TRUE BELIEVERS! DID WE SAY TWELVE? Even with the tough-as-nails Black Cat by his side, how can the web-slinger possibly defeat twelve of the most powerful super-villains on the planet? The roller-coaster ride that is MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN picks up speed, riding a corkscrew to its conclusion! Collects MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #9-12.


96 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$9.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1676-1


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MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1: DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN…$9.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1437-8)


MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2: VENOMOUS…$9.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1675-3)

NEW THUNDERBOLTS VOL. 1: ONE STEP FORWARD TPB
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA


Pencils & Cover by TOM GRUMMETT


From the ashes of the Avengers, a new group of heroes springs forth - all of whom happen to be former villains! NEW THUNDERBOLTS signals a return to greatness for one of Marvel's longest-running titles of the last decade! But does this new team have the backbone to support the hopes and dreams of an entire city? Guest-starring Spider-Man and Wolverine! Collects NEW THUNDERBOLTS #1-6.


144 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$14.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1565-X

EXCALIBUR VOL. 2: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT


Penciled by AARON LOPRESTI


Cover by ANDY PARK


Professor Xavier has now assembled his ragtag team of Magneto and Callisto - with youngsters Wicked, Freakshow and Shola under their tutelage. Already struggling to keep the peace in Genosha, as well as between themselves, will the team have the strength to get to the bottom of simultaneous terrorist attacks on X-Corp offices around the world? Plus: Magneto has returned to Genosha, and he's got someone with him…someone who promises to shake things up for Professor X and his newly formed team!


Collects EXCALIBUR #5-10.


144 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$14.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1476-9


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EXCALIBUR VOL. 1: FORGING THE SWORD…$9.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1527-7)

X-MEN: EVE OF DESTRUCTION TPB
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL


Penciled by SALVADOR LARROCA, TOM RANEY & LEINIL FRANCIS YU


Cover by IAN CHURCHILL


Magneto menaces the world once again - but while he threatens to spread war, the X-Men are trapped in Genosha! It's up to Phoenix to lead a new team to victory, but can she manage it? Can they? Guest-starring Dazzler, Northstar, Corsair of the Starjammers and more! Collects UNCANNY X-MEN #391-393 and X-MEN #111-113.


152 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$14.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1552-8

NIGHTCRAWLER: THE DEVIL INSIDE TPB
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA


Penciled by DARICK ROBERTSON


Cover by GREG LAND


The X-Man known as Nightcrawler is a man with a foot in two worlds - one the daylight world of super heroes and super-villains; the other a netherworld of demons and angels, ghosts and monsters…human and otherwise. With the looks of a devil and the soul of a kind, ordinary man, Nightcrawler is used to being pulled in both directions, but now he might be asked to go where the other X-Men won't - into the shadows that have always called to him! Does he have what it takes to get to the bottom of the strange deaths of thirteen children - and more important, is he strong enough to take on the sinister forces behind it once he does?


Collects NIGHTCRAWLER#1-6.


144 PGS./Marvel PSR …$14.99


ISBN: 0-7581-1428-9

PUNISHER MAX VOL. 3: MOTHER RUSSIA TPB
Written by GARTH ENNIS


Penciled by DOUGIE BRAITHWAITE


Cover by TIM BRADSTREET


Nicky Fury's got a job that needs doing - in Russia. The kind of suicide mission any sane man wouldn't ponder for a second. And that's exactly why he needs the Punisher. Searching for a deadly retrovirus whose sale on the black market could bring the world to its knees, Frank Castle penetrates a Russian nuclear silo...and comes face-to-face with the Mongolian! Collects PUNISHER #13-18.


144 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY …$14.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1603-6


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PUNISHER MAX VOL. 1: IN THE BEGINNING…$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1539-0)


PUNISHER MAX VOL. 2: KITCHEN IRISH…$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1539-0)

FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 6: RISING STORM TPB
Written by MARK WAID


Penciled by MIKE WIERINGO


Cover by MIKE WIERINGO


Galactus's worst Herald ever - Johnny Storm, the Invisible Man!? - is running out of time. So far, Johnny has been able to stall Galactus from sating his cosmic hunger - but that luck won't hold forever. What planet will be chosen as Galactus's next victim? The reintroduction of a fan-favorite Marvel Universe hero into the battle may have caused more problems than it solved, because not even he can save the Fantastic Three from Johnny's newfound might! Who will live, who will die and how will Johnny ever be the same now that he's tasted the Power Cosmic? Collects FANTASTIC FOUR #520-524.


120 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$13.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1598-6


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FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 1 HC…$29.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1486-6)


FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 2 HC…$29.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1775-X)


FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 3: AUTHORITATIVE ACTION…$12.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1198-0)


FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 4: HEREAFTER…$11.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1526-9)


FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 5: DISASSEMBLED …$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1536-6)

GIANT-SIZE MARVEL TPB
Written by LEN WEIN, ROY THOMAS, STEVE GERBER,


DON MCGREGOR, ROGER SLIFER, GERRY CONWAY & TONY ISABELLA


Penciled by DAVE COCKRUM, JOHN BUSCEMA, RICH BUCKLER,


DON HECK, GIL KANE, FRANK ROBBINS & DON PERLIN


Cover by JOHN ROMITA


Giants roamed the Earth in those days, and now they're back! Witness the formation of the new X-Men and the old Invaders! The rapid return of the wartime runner called the Whizzer! The debut of the multiplying Marvel Knight Madrox! Spider-Man vs. the Man-Wolf! The Defenders vs. the Squadron Sinister! The tantalizing Tigra and more! Tales almost too tall to tell, together in a titanic tome! Collects GIANT-SIZE FANTASTIC FOUR #4; GIANT-SIZE AVENGERS #1; GIANT-SIZE DEFENDERS #4; GIANT-SIZE SUPER-HEROES #1, GIANT-SIZE INVADERS #1; GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1 and GIANT-SIZE CREATURES #1.


216 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$24.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1784-9

AVENGERS: KANG - TIME AND TIME AGAIN TPB
Written by STAN LEE, ROY THOMAS & ROGER STERN


Penciled by JACK KIRBY, SAL BUSCEMA, HERB TRIMPE & JOHN BUSCEMA


Cover by JOHN BUSCEMA


The super-villainy of Kang the Conqueror…unleashed at last! You've seen his true colors in YOUNG AVENGERS; now, see what came before! In a classic contest, the Grandmaster and Kang pit the Avengers against the Squadron Sinister and the wartime Invaders! And when the self-proclaimed "Ultimate Kang" sets outs to conquer his alternate-reality counterparts, only one force can possibly halt his mad march: himself!? Plus: Kang takes on Thor and the Hulk! Collecting AVENGERS #69-71 and #267-269, THOR #140, and HULK #135.


176 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$19.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1820-9

ESSENTIAL DEFENDERS VOL. 1 TPB
Written by STAN LEE, ROY THOMAS, STEVE ENGLEHART & LEN WEIN


Penciled by GENE COLAN, ROSS ANDRU, SAL BUSCEMA, JACK ABEL, MARIE SEVERIN, BOB BROWN & HERB TRIMPE


Cover by NEAL ADAMS


Dr. Strange. Namor. The Hulk. The Silver Surfer. Set apart from others by nature and choice, this team of Marvel's mightiest loners embarked on a string of strange adventures rarely equaled since - joined by some of the most off-kilter heroes of their time. Sorcery! Super-science! The war of the super heroes! Learn how the "non-team" got its non-start in this multi-title compilation! Collects DR. STRANGE #183, SUB-MARINER #22 and 34-35, INCREDIBLE HULK #126, MARVEL FEATURE #1-3, DEFENDERS #1-14, and AVENGERS #115-118.


544 PGS./MARVEL PSR/BLACK & WHITE …$16.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1547-1

ESSENTIAL THOR VOL. 2 TPB
Written by STAN LEE


Penciled by JACK KIRBY


Cover by JACK KIRBY


Witness classic cosmic clashes between the God of Thunder and his evil stepbrother, Loki; the Absorbing Man, the Destroyer; and more of his most fearsome foes! Plus: Thor's first journey into the Black Galaxy and a reporter's firsthand account of Asgard! Guest-starring the Avengers and featuring the first appearance of Hercules! Collects THOR #113-136 and Annual #1-2.


584 PGS./ALL AGES/BLACK & WHITE …$16.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1591-9)

ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 1 TPB
Written by STAN LEE


Illustrated by JACK KIRBY


New edition! These early classic Stan Lee/Jack Kirby adventures of Marvel's First Family - the Invisible Girl, the Human Torch, the Thing and Mr. Fantastic - defined the Marvel Age of Comics!


528 PGS./ALL AGES/BLACK & WHITE…$16.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1828-4

MAN-THING: WHATEVER KNOWS FEAR... TPB
Written by HANS RODIONOFF


Illustrated by KYLE HOTZ


From the screenwriter of the MAN-THING movie comes this prequel exploring the disappearance of the local sheriff in a backwater bayou town plagued by mysterious and horrific events. Featuring some of the cast from the film, as well as a new character - an unflappable insurance-claims adjuster named Nathan Mehr - this story further explores the mythology and backstory introduced in the movie, ending where the big-screen adventure begins. Collects MAN-THING #1-3 - plus SAVAGE TALES #1, the creature's first appearance, and ADVENTURE INTO FEAR #16, the story that inspired the movie!


112 PGS./MARVEL PSR+ …$12.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1488-2


Please Note: This is a resolicitation. All previous orders have been canceled.


Use code: DEC048295

MARVEL PREVIEWS #22
Each issue of MARVEL PREVIEWS is a comic-book-sized, 96-page, glossy full-color guide to all of Marvel's upcoming releases! Marvel Previews also includes special previews of upcoming or sold-out projects. And MARVEL PREVIEWS #22 features items scheduled to go on sale in AUGUST 2005!


112 PGS./MARVEL PSR…JUST $0.99!


(or FREE with a purchase of Diamond's PREVIEWS!)


IN STORES 5/25/05

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