Marvel Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping June, 2005

Fri, March 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 June, 2005.

MARVEL RATINGS

Marvel's ratings have changed! In order to clarify the ratings system, here are the new and improved ratings:

ALL AGES - Appropriate for readers of all ages.

T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEEN AND UP - 13+ years old Appropriate for most readers, parents are advised they may want to read before or with younger children.

PARENTAL ADVISORY - 15+ years old Similar to T+ Suggested for Teen and Up, but featuring more mature themes and/or more graphic imagery. Recommended for teen and adult readers.

MAX: EXPLICIT CONTENT - 18+ years old Most Mature Readers books will fall under the MAX Comics banner, (created specifically for mature content titles) MAX and Mature-themed titles will continue to be designed to appear distinct from mainline Marvel titles, with the "MAX: Explicit Content" label very prominently displayed on the cover. MAX titles will NOT be sold on the newsstand, and they will NOT be marketed to younger readers.

HOUSE OF M

HOUSE OF M #1 (of 8)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils and Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL


THE MARVEL EVENT OF THE DECADE IS HERE!! The Avengers and the X-Men are faced with a common foe that becomes their greatest threat: Wanda Maximoff! The Scarlet Witch is out of control and the fate of the entire world is in her hands. Will Magneto help his daughter or use her powers to his own benefit? Starring the Astonishing X-Men and the New Avengers!! You know how sometimes you hear the phrase: AND NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME AGAIN? Well, this time believe it, buster!! NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME AGAIN!


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99 please note: Each issue of house of m will have a special variant cover.

HOUSE OF M #2 (of 8)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils and Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL


And two weeks later, the very next chapter! The world turns upside-down - be here to see it happen. This series features every X-Man and Avenger you can think of!!


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99


Retailers please note there will be a House of M poster for June. Look for full solicit and image to appear in the April 13th Diamond Dateline and Previews Plus. The image will also be shown on Marvel.com

SPIDER-MAN: HOUSE OF M #1 (of 5)
Written by MARK WAID & TOM PEYER


Pencils and Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA


A HOUSE OF M SPECIAL EVENT! Meet Spider-Man--hero to the people, champion of the weak and oppressed... and World Wrestling Alliance Championship Titleholder? Peter Parker has it all --respect, fame, and the adoration of all. But he also has a deep, destructive secret that he keeps from the world and from his family--one that could well unravel the reality he knows!


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

MARVEL NEXT

GRAVITY #1 (of 5)
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER


Pencils & Cover by MIKE NORTON


You've made your way through high school and moved out of your parents' house. You're finally ready to get a job, pick a major, and meet the girl of your dreams. You've got it all figured out... right? Right?!


Meet freshman Greg Willis, NYC newbie from the rural Midwest hoping to realize his dream of becoming a big-city super hero. But will the realities of city life, college and saving the day prove to be too much for him? Let Sean McKeever and Mike Norton, the creative team responsible for the acclaimed Indie drama, The Waiting Place, introduce to you the next great Marvel hero!


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

X-MEN

X-MEN: KITTY PRYDE - SHADOW & FLAME #1 (of 6)
Written by AKIRA YOSHIDA


Pencils and Cover by PAUL SMITH


A deadly mystery draws Kitty Pryde and her fire-breathing friend Lockheed from the Astonishing X-Men to the shores of Japan. Ninjas and dragons will be the least of their worries! Featuring art by legendary X-Men artist Paul Smith and written by Age of Apocolypse scribe Akira Yoshida!


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

ULTIMATE MARVEL

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #78
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils and Cover by MARK BAGLEY


Stand-Alone Story!


In the aftermath of their nasty breakup, Peter and MJ must deal with the difficulties of still being in the same classes with friends who are only too helpful in attempting to heal their friends' wounds. Plus, the introduction of a new character into the Ult. Spideyverse-Mark Raxton-friend or foe?


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.50

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #20
Written by MIKE CAREY


Pencils and Cover by JAE LEE


"THINK TANK" Our special two-part saga continues as the fledgling F.F. find themselves helpless in a Baxter Building gone mad! Has young Reed Richards, the world's smartest man, finally met his match? Part 2 (of 2)


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.50

ULTIMATE X-MEN #60
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN


Pencils and Cover by STUART IMMONEN


It's the senses-shattering sixtieth issue! But for the tempestuous and troubled team of Wolverine and Storm, there's no time for celebration! They're about to take on an all-new threat to the Ultimate Universe... Lady Deathstrike! Part 2 (of 2).


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.50

ULTIMATE SECRET #3 (of 4)
Written by WARREN ELLIS


Pencils & Cover by STEVE McNIVEN


All technological civilizations within 150 light years of Earth have been destroyed! Nick Fury knows the answer to the threat is aboard the alien Kree vessel orbiting above. But even with the aid of Captain Mahr Vell, wresting that secret from the Kree may be an impossibility. And that means: bye-bye, planet Earth.


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN

SPIDER-GIRL #87
Written by TOM DEFALCO


Pencils and Cover by RONALD FRENZ


"FAMILY BUSINESS"


Trapped within Fantastic Five headquarters, Spider-Girl joins the children of the original FF against a cosmically-powered Apox, the Omega Skrull, who will stop at nothing to destroy Reed, Ben, Johnny and Lyja. Plus: Mayday finally learns what happened to Sue Richards! Part 2 (of 3).


32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

LAST HERO STANDING #1 - 5 (of 5)
Written by TOM DEFALCO


Penciled by PAT OLLIFFE


Cover by MARK BAGLEY


A WEEKLY FIVE-PART EVENT THAT UNITES TWO GENERATIONS!


The great heroes of the marvel universe are vanishing without a trace! What has happened to Spider-Man, the thing, the scarlet witch, Captain America, and the rest of the MU's heavy hitters? Spider-Girl, the fantastic five and a-next must join forces with today's superstars to uncover the answer - and the trail leads to a major Avengers villain! Does the presence of the Watcher signify the end of this age of heroes?


32 PGS. each/ALL AGES …$2.99 each

ARAA #6
Written by FIONA AVERY


Penciled by ROGER CRUZ


Cover by MARK BROOKS


Storyarc finale! It's high noon in Brooklyn as Araa and her new nemesis face off to settle a very personal score. Meanwhile, duty calls and the true plans of the Sisterhood of the Wasp are finally revealed! Part 6 (of 6).


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

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


Pencils and Cover by


TAKESHI MIYAZAWA


"The Homecoming Thing"


The King and Queen have been crowned. The crowd is overjoyed. But not everybody's happy. Who could possibly ruin this night for Mary Jane Watson and her circle of friends? The answer will surprise you! Don't miss this final installment of the second chapter in the life of comicdom's favorite redhead!


32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #521
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO


"MOVING UP"


Spidey just can't seem to catch a break these days. He's got a great new pad and a cool new clique - so what's the big problem? Oh, not much-- just a nefarious worldwide organization with an ingenious plan to conquer the world! Hail HYDRA! Part 3 (of 6).


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.50

TOXIN #3 (of 6)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN


Penciled by DARICK ROBERTSON


Cover by SiMON BISLEY


"THE ANSWER, MY FRIEND…"


They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, and when the apple is a young, whacked-out alien symbiote named Toxin, and the tree is Carnage, then it's time to duck and cover! Unfortunately, former officer Pat Mulligan can't do that, since Toxin's sharing his body! Time to talk about the facts of life and explain the complex difference between right and wrong. But who could possibly help him with all the complicated questions? Featuring another villain escaped from the New Avengers breakout - The Answer!


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN: BREAKOUT #3 (of 5)
Written by TONY BEDARD


Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA


Cover by MIKE DEODATO


Why would the world's most dangerous escaped super-criminals risk their freedom to destroy New York's version of Mother Teresa? That's the riddle Spider-Man must solve as the U-Foes and Crossfire's crew of mind-control villains converge on a housing project full of innocent souls.


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #15
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN


Penciled by BILLY TAN


Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN


"WILD BLUE YONDER"


Crusher Creel has developed a nasty habit and he'll do anything to feed it! Looks like a job for…Spider-Man. That is, unless a certain new hero on the scene doesn't get there first… Part 3 (of 5).


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

AMAZING FANTASY #9
Written by FRED VAN LENTE


Penciled by LEONARD KIRK


Cover by JAMES JEAN


"Identity Politics"


Betrayed by S.H.I.E.L.D. and stranded in the medieval streets of Prague, the all-new Scorpion learns that in the deadly world of international espionage she can't trust anyone -- not Nick Fury, not A.I.M... not even the guy she's got a crush on! Part 3 (of 6).


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS

DAREDEVIL #74
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils & Cover by ALEX MALEEV


"DECALOGUE"


The secrets of Matt Murdock's clandestine marriage to Milla are revealed at last! The details of Daredevil's year as Kingpin continues in this special love story. Part 4 (of 5).


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99


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

SHANNA, THE SHE-DEVIL #5 (of 7)
Written by FRANK CHO


Pencils & Cover by FRANK CHO


Things just got a lot worse for our feisty heroine. It's a feeding frenzy in the jungle as thousands and thousands of razor-toothed raptors cut a bloody swathe through anything and everything in their path. They've just made a T-Rex their supper - will Shanna be their dessert?


32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.50

HERCULES #3 (of 5)
Written by FRANK TIERI


Pencils & Cover by MARK TEXEIRA


Let the games begin! Having picked up the gauntlet thrown down by King Eurytheses, Hercules now embarks on his greatest challenge - reenacting his Twelve Labors for a reality-TV audience. See Hercules at thirty-thousand feet, battling a Hydra Cyborg machine! Thrill to Hercules at thirty-thousand leagues, going toe to toe with the warlord Atuma! And chill to Hercules in front of thirty-thousand seats, waging a knockdown, drag-out brawl with the Abomination! Zounds!


32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

BLACK PANTHER #5
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN


Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.


Cover by TERRY DODSON


"WHO IS THE BLACK PANTHER?"


While the Black Panther furiously battles the Black Knight 5 miles above Wakanda, Klaw and his team lay siege to the Royal Palace in search of the ultimate prize: The Queen Mother herself! Part 5 (of 6).


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

DISTRICT X #14
Written by DAVID HINE


Penciled by LAN MEDINA


Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE


"ONE OF US"


The tense stand-off continues in Mutant Town as an unstable teenage mutant threatens a girl's life. Bishop and Ismael race to save the day, but will they be caught in the crossfire?! Plus--this story leads directly into MUTOPIA, a special "House of M" limited series!


PART 2 (of 2).


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

DAREDEVIL: REDEMPTION #6 (of 6)
Written by DAVID HINE


Penciled by MICHAEL GAYDOS


Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ


Twelve years have passed since Joel Flood stood trial for a murder that devastated an entire community. Now Matt Murdock must face the consequences of his role as Flood's defense attorney. Once again the shadow of death hangs over Redemption Valley, and it may already be too late to prevent another ritual slaying.


32 PGS./ Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE #29
Written by MARK MILLAR


Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.


Cover by JOE QUESADA


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


It's time to track the sickness to its source…even if it means taking on The Hand down to every last foot soldier. Logan heads back to Japan for another epic showdown in this historic run! Part 4 (of 6).


32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.50

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #19
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA


Penciled by VALENTINE De LANDRO


Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN


"Inhumane" Part 1 (of 2)


The Inhumans live by their own rites and rituals, their own laws and governances. But when two Inhuman children seek asylum with the Fantastic Four, battle lines are drawn and an inter-species war threatens to erupt! Old alliances are threatened and friends stand now as enemies!


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

MARVEL HEROES

NEW AVENGERS #8
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN WITH SAL BUSCEMA


Cover by DAVID FINCH


GUEST STORY ARC ARTIST YOUNG GUN STEVE MCNIVEN!! THE MYSTERY OF THE SENTRY REVEALED! The Avengers try to help the most powerful super hero in the world figure out who he is and where he came from! But will this knowledge destroy the man they are trying to help?


PLUS! A very special SENTRY sequence illustrated by Marvel legend SAL BUSCEMA!


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.50


RETAILERS PLEASE NOTE: There will be a VARIANT STARLING STORIES COVER BY JOHN ROMITA SR.

FANTASTIC FOUR #528
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


Pencils and Cover by MIKE MCKONE


"Random Factors" As Ben revels in his newfound wealth and status, an act of sabotage may well jeopardize Reed's secret project--and a visit from state officials has dire ramifications for Sue and the rest of the Richards clan…


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR: THE MOVIE #1
Written by MIKE CAREY


Penciled by DAN JURGENS


PHOTO COVER


The First Family of Marvel makes the leap from the printed page to the silver screen. It's the Marvel movie everybody's been waiting for! Featuring the all-new 52-page adaptation of the sure-to-be-a-hit film--telling the origin of Marvel's greatest super team and their first encounter with Doctor Doom! This comic is also jam packed with bonus features!


64 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$4.99


Marvel, The Fantastic Four and the distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks of Marvel Characters, Inc., and are used with permission. Copyright 2005 Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved. www.marvel.com. The Fantastic Four Motion Picture and Images from the Motion Picture: 2005 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE: FANTASTIC FOUR 2005
Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, SEAN MCQUAID, MICHAEL HOSKIN, STUART VANDAL, ANTHONY FLAMINI, RONALD BYRD,


BILL LENTZ & MARK O'ENGLISH


Cover by TOM GRUMMETT & MORRY HOLLOWELL


At last, Marvel's First Family gets the OHOTMU treatment! This Official Handbook contains in-depth bios on the family, friends and foes of the Fantastic Four - from Annihilus to the Watcher! Plus: An all-new cover by superstar artist Tom Grummett, digitally painted by Morry Hollowell!


48 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$3.99

MARVEL TEAM-UP #9
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


Pencils and Cover by SCOTT KOLINS


Master of the Ring part 3 (of 5)


The Ringmaster's reality-altering ring is put to the test as Daredevil and Luke Cage join the epic battle. Will unbreakable skin and enhanced senses be enough to take down the newly superpowered Ringmaster? What exactly happened to Spider-Man and Moon Knight? All these answers and more! What more? How about an update on Titannus' plot to take over Japan!


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

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


Penciled by CLIFF RATHBURN


Cover by CLAUDIO CASTELLINI


THE EARTH-SHATTERING CONCLUSION!


The Vault is completed, and it's worst-case scenario time. The Fantastic Four have spent the last few months gathering their greatest foes into one place--a safe place--but now something has gone wrong and they're faced with the combined might of all their foes. The FF are locked in a dire battle for their very LIVES. Who lives? Who dies? Will any of the FF live through this ordeal? (Man, it'd be a lot easier to fool you guys if that movie wasn't coming out.)


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

G.L.A. #3 (of 4)
Written by DAN SLOTT


Pencils and Cover by


PAUL PELLETIER


Sure, we killed a Great Lakes Avenger in #1. And another in #2. But this time it's personal!


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

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


Pencils and Cover by ANDREA DI VITO


What more can Beta Ray Bill suffer? He's seen the end of two worlds, both of which he called home. Is Bill the last of the Korbinites? What new twist of fate will he have to endure? Time to say goodbye to the old and make way for the new. With a new body and face, old horse-skull finds he has to make his way through a new world - Earth! Starting over is never easy, and for Beta Ray Bill it means a new world… and a new fight… That's right, Beta Ray Bill vs. Spider-Man!


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #8
Written by ED BRUBAKER


Pencils and 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./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99


RETAILERS PLEASE NOTE: There will be an alternate cover!

MACHINE TEEN #2 (of 5)
Written by MARC SUMERAK


Pencils and Cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE


"History 101001"


As Adam's perfect world begins to crumble around him, he uncovers a shocking clue about his origin that will send his life spiraling out of control. Even worse - he's not alone in his discovery! Will Adam be able to pull himself back together or is he headed for a major system meltdown? Plug in to Marvel Next's newest hero!


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

NEW THUNDERBOLTS #9
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA


Pencils and Cover by


TOM GRUMMETT


Everyone in Atlantis is dying and only one man can save them -- the person responsible for their poisoning! Which T-Bolt was willing to kill thousands of people -- and is unwilling to stop the carnage?


Also, Photon vs. Photon in a battle you won't believe! And... what's up with Songbird's new boyfriend... he looks a little... purple...


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

LIVEWIRES #5 (of 6)
Written by ADAM WARREN


Penciled by RICK MAYS


Cover by ADAM WARREN


All mechanized hell breaks loose as the Livewires' ill-fated raid on an airborne covert project goes spectacularly awry. Hugely outnumbered and massively outgunned, the "humanform combat mecha" push their specialized abilities to the limit in a desperate fight for survival against overwhelming (and rapidly worsening) odds…


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

NEW WARRIORS #1 (of 6)
Written by ZEB WELLS


Pencils and Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG


Because you demanded it - the return of the New Warriors! When Night Thrasher strikes a mysterious deal with a Reality-TV producer, the team moves out of New York to help the villain-plagued denizens of small-town America. But will their filmed exploits be uplifting, or just exploitative? And is heartland America ready for Big City Super-Heroics?


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

MARVEL MILESTONES: DR. DOOM, SUB-MARINER & RED SKULL
Written by BILL EVERETT, STAN LEE & ED HERRON


Penciled by BILL EVERETT, JACK KIRBY & JOE SIMON


Cover by ALEX SCHOMBURG


It's SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP revisited as MARVEL MILESTONES brings on the bad guys! In a special preview of this month's MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE SUB-MARINER VOL. 1, Prince Namor fights single-handed the world's first deep-sea blitzkrieg, from SUB-MARINER COMICS #1! Plus: the fantastic origin of Dr. Doom from FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #2, and the first appearance of the Red Skull from CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1!


48 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$3.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #82
Written by PETER DAVID


Pencils & Cover by JAE LEE


Stand-Alone Story!


On his own in London, Bruce Banner watches in horror as a young woman is blown to bits right in front of him. But she is no ordinary woman: She is a sorceress with a strange connection to Banner, and the Hulk is the only one who can aid her rapidly fading spirit self in seeking vengeance on those who murdered her.


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

SPELLBINDERS #4 (of 6)
Written by MIKE CAREY


Pencils and Cover by


MIKE PERKINS


When the witches came to Salem, they brought something with them: the Pillar of Smoke. This arcane construct could prove to be a blessing or a curse. Will Kim find out what she is and awaken the witch-blood that sleeps inside her or will her hidden enemy reach a level of power the world has never seen?!


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

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


Pencils and Cover by GURIHIRU


"End of the Rainbow"


Julie Power is about to make a decision that could mean the end of Power Pack! But when a familiar foe returns seeking revenge, the end of the team may be a lot closer than she ever imagined! Will Julie be able to save her teammates from certain doom? More importantly, will she even want to?


32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

YOUNG AVENGERS #5
Written by ALLAN HEINBERG


Pencils and Cover by JIM CHEUNG


"SIDEKICKS"


Who ARE the Young Avengers? Discover their deepest secrets in this issue! In the penultimate chapter of "Sidekicks," the Young Avengers are finally forced to reveal the true nature of their powers as their battle with Kang the Conqueror becomes a fight to the death -- and that's not hyperbole! But will the team survive its first fatality? Part 5 (of 6).


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

RUNAWAYS #5
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN


Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA


Cover by JO CHEN


"TRUE BELIEVERS"


As Chamber and the other teen former-heroes continue to scour Los Angeles in search of the Runaways, Victor Mancha finally learns which classic Marvel villain is his father... a revelation that will have everyone in comics talking! Part 5 (of 6).


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

MARVEL NEMESIS: THE IMPERFECTS #2 (of 6)
Written by GREG PAK


Penciled by RENATO ARLEM


Cover by JAE LEE


Continuing the "Rise of the Imperfects" saga! After forcing cybernetically enhanced Marvel heroes to fight to the death in a secret arena, Van Roekel recruits new warriors from unlikely places. Will convicted murderer Johnny Ohm be saved in time by Matt Murdock or succumb to Van Roekel's promises of freedom, youth and power?


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #1
Written by AKIRA YOSHIDA


Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN


Cover by MICHAEL RYAN


All adventure, all action, for all ages! Join Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch and the Thing for a wild ride of all-new, unforgettable exploits. When the world-renowned heroes happen upon some children in distress, they naturally rush to the rescue! But not everything is as it seems, and the Fantastic Four are in for much more than they bargained for.


32 PGS./ ALL AGES …$2.50

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #4
Written by JEFF PARKER


Penciled by PATRICK SCHERBERGER


Cover by TONY DANIEL


Fans of the recent hit "Spider-Man/Human Torch" mini-series, guess what?! They're back in an all-new adventure! The wall-crawler & hot-head collide in this adventure that finds the duo escaping one sticky situation, only to end up in hot water the very next page!


32 PGS./All Ages …$2.50

NEW! MARVEL FLIP BOOKS

Kicking yourself for missing an early issue of a popular book? Wanting to get your friends hooked on your favorite titles? Have no fear, Marvel Flip books are here! Perfect for bringing in new readers, these newsstand titles are now being offered to the Direct Market!

ULTIMATE MARVEL #1
ULTIMATE X-MEN #1


Written by MARK MILLAR


Pencils by ADAM KUBERT


Cover by JOE QUESADA

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & MARK MILLAR


Pencils by ADAM KUBERT


Cover by BRYAN HITCH


64 pgs / 3.99

MARVEL HEROES #1


NEW AVENGERS #1

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils & Cover by DAVID FINCH


CAPTAIN AMERICA #1
Written by ED BRUBAKER


Art & Cover by STEVE EPTING


64 pgs / 3.99

ULTIMATE TALES #1


ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #0

(First half of ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1)


ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1
(Second half of ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1)


Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils by MARK BAGLEY


Covers by JOE QUESADA


64 pgs / 3.99

MARVEL TALES #1


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #34

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


Pencils by JOHN ROMITA JR.


Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL


AMAZING FANTASY #1


Written by FIONA AVERY


Pencils & Cover by MARK BROOKS


64 pgs / 3.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES #1


MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #1

Written by KITTY FROSS


Penciled by PATRICK SCHERBERGER


Cover by ROGER CRUZ


MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #1
Written by AKIRA YOSHIDA


Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN


Cover by MICHAEL RYAN


64 pgs / 3.99

MARVEL SELECT #1


ASTONISHING X-MEN#1

Written by JOSS WHEDON


Pencils & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY


NEW X-MEN: ACADEMY X #1
Written by NUNZIO DEFILIPPIS & CHRISTINA WEIR


Pencils & Cover by RANDY GREEN


64 pgs / 3.99

X-MEN

EXILES #65
Written by TONY BEDARD


Penciled by MIZUKI SAKAKIBARA


Cover by JIM CALAFIORE


"TIMEBREAKERS"


Beak saves the day?! Get the heck out of here! But, no really, he does. Be here for the one time that Beak FINALLY makes himself useful. Oh, and did we mention there's three times the Exiles' deadliest enemy Hyperion? You WON'T want to miss this stunning finale.


PART 4 (of 4).


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

ASTONISHING X-MEN #12
Written by JOSS WHEDON


Pencils and Cover by JOHN CASSADAY


"DANGEROUS"


This is it. The stunning conclusion to Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's year-long run on ASTONISHING X-MEN. As "Dangerous" draws to a finale readers will have to see to believe, the lives of the X-Men will NEVER be the same.


Part 6 (of 6)


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

NEW X-MEN #15
Written by CHRISTINA WEIR AND NUNZIO DEFILIPPIS


Penciled by PACO MEDINA


Cover by MICHAEL RYAN


"YEAR'S END"


The Blob has set his sights on Xavier's, and it's up to the New Mutants and the Hellions to stop their bickering and fight as one! But when the dust settles, will there even be any New X-Men left? Part 2 (of 2).


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

NEW X-MEN: HELLIONS #2 (of 4)
Written by CHRISTINA WEIR AND NUNZIO DEFILIPPIS


Pencils and Cover by CLAYTON HENRY


The Hellions are faced with the ultimate temptation: one wish each, a whole new life. What will they wish for? And what will it cost them?


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

MARVEL MUST HAVES: NYX 4 & 5
Written by JOE QUESADA


Pencils JOSHUA MIDDLETON & ROB TERANISHI


Cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON


Reprinting the sold-out NYX #4-5, in time for next month's NYX #6 - plus all-new, never-before-seen extras! With a penchant for attracting strays, newcomer Tatiana picks up more than she bargained for when she manifests a striking mutant ability and catches the attention of Kiden's wayward gang. Plus: 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!


80 PGS./ Parental Advisory …$3.99

ORORO: BEFORE THE STORM #1 (of 4)
Written by MARC SUMERAK


Penciled by CARLOS BARBERI


Cover by MARK BROOKS


Celebrating 30 Years of Storm!


The back alleys of Cairo's thieves quarter are no place for a child to grow up -- unless that child is destined to be one of the greatest Marvel heroines of all time! Long before she became the X-Man known as Storm, a young orphan named Ororo Munroe stalked the streets of Cairo picking pockets and scraping to survive. Get ready for some awesome Egyptian action and adventure as Ororo leads her fellow street urchins on the adventure of a lifetime! This is a history lesson you won't want to miss!


32 PGS./ALL AGES …$2.99

NIGHTCRAWLER #7
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA


Pencils and Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON


"THE WINDING WAY" Part 1 (of 4).


BAMF! Nightcrawler's back, but for how long?! As a badly injured Kurt lies on the brink of death, moments of his life flash before his eyes. Unfortunately, these memories are not how he remembered. Is his past a lie? Could the sins of his murderous brother be paid for by Nightcrawler? Or is Kurt actually responsible for atrocities even he finds unspeakable?!


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

X-MEN #171 & #172
Written by PETER MILLIGAN


Pencils and Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA


"BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE" Parts 1 & 2 (of 4).


A new student has arrived at the Xavier Institute. She's sexy, sassy, and has the hots for Gambit! Will Gambit be seduced by this little Lolita, or will Rogue do the unthinkable to keep her man?!


32 PGS. (EACH)/T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.50 (EACH)

GAMBIT #12
Written by JOHN LAYMAN


Pencils and Cover by


GEORGES JEANTY


"HATH NO FURY"


Every criminal and cutthroat in New Orleans is gunning for Gambit. Ol' Remy LeBeau's got a price on his head, courtesy of the new head of the Thieves and Assassins Guilds, his ex-wife, BELLADONNA!


PART 2 (of 2).


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

ROGUE #12
Written by TONY BEDARD


Penciled by KARL MOLINE


Cover by SCOT EATON


Years ago, Rogue met the X-Men as an enemy. Now, thanks to the Memory Thief, she battles her teammates again -- and you won't believe the outcome! Can Rogue ever return to her place at Xavier's after this? The shocking conclusion to the life-changing saga, "Forget-Me-Not"!


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #460 & #461
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT


Penciled by TOM RANEY


Covers by RANDY GREEN & FRANK CHO


"MOJO RISING" Parts 1 & 2 (of 2).


The Uncanny X-Men just can't get a break. As the team tries to relax and deal with the return of their once-dead teammate Psylocke, guess who crashes their party? We'll give you a hint; he's really fat, and his name's in the title!


32 PGS. (EACH)/T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.50 (EACH)

WOLVERINE: SOULTAKER #5 (of 5)
Written by AKIRA YOSHIDA


Penciled by SHIN NAGASAWA


Cover by KATSUYA TERADA


The pulse-stopping, breath-taking, eye-popping climax and conclusion to SOULTAKER! Akira Yoshida (X-Men/FF, X-Men: Age of Apocalypse) and Shin Nagasawa (Final Fantasy 7 and 8) bring you the climactic final battle pitting Wolverine and the Priestess Mana against her evil-twin Hana and the Demon Lord Ryuki. Don't miss the end of the Wolverine mini-series event of the year!


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

CABLE/DEADPOOL #16
Written by Fabian Nicieza


Pencils & Cover by


Patrick Zircher


"Enema of the State" Part 2 (of 4)


"Enema of the State" continues, as Deadpool's search for Cable forces a fight with the new Horseman of the Apocalype -- the Agent of War named... Cable?!


What the heck is Lord Apocalypse up to this time? And what the heck are Cannonball and Siryn doing in an alternate timeline?


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

X-MEN UNLIMITED #9
Written by MATT FRACTION & DAMON HURD


Pencils by SAM KIETH & MARK BROOKS


Cover by MARK BROOKS


Critically acclaimed indy writer Matt Fraction (Last of the Independents) joins legendary artist Sam Kieth for an action-packed story about Wolverine's greatest deaths, and just how they've affected the nearly-invulnerable mutant over the years. Then, Eisner-award nominee Damon Hurd (My Uncle Jeff) and Mark Brooks tell an extraordinary story about X-Man Bobby Drake, a.k.a. Iceman, and just what it means to have been a part of the X-Men from the very start!


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

X-MEN: THE END - HEROES AND MARTYRS #4 (of 6)
Written by Chris Claremont


Penciled by Sean Chen


Cover by Greg Land


Things fall apart and the center cannot hold…as the jaw-dropping true secret of Sinister is revealed!


32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

MAX COMICS

SUPREME POWER #17
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


Pencils & Cover by GARY FRANK


"The Deconstruction of Mark Milton" concludes: There's love in the air for Doctor Spectrum and a certain amphibious creature…and a storm on the horizon for Hyperion. Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.


32 PGS./ MAX- Explicit Content …$2.99

PUNISHER #22
Written by GARTH ENNIS


Penciled by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ


Cover by TIM BRADSTREET


"UP IS DOWN AND BLACK IS WHITE"


The plot thickens when bergangster Nicky Cavella enlists the services of none other than the shadowy rogue op and force of nature known as Rawlins. Part 4 (of 6).


32 PGS./MAX- Explicit Content …$2.99

ICON COMICS

KABUKI #5
Written by DAVID MACK


Pencils & Cover by DAVID MACK


"THE ALCHEMY" Pt. 5


Kabuki sets up shop in a new country with a new identity and a new job to begin her new calling in life. But can she ever really escape the shadow of her past and the Noh Agency? And what is the mysterious Akemi Network?


It's a new start for KABUKI and the perfect jumping-on issue for new readers! You've heard about all the awards. You've heard everyone talking about why KABUKI is so amazing and mind-blowing. Now is the chance to see what all the talk is about!


32 PGS./FC/ $2.99


STILL AVAILABLE! KABUKI #1 (Mack cover & Alex Maleev cover), #2 & #3.

DREAM POLICE #1
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


Pencils and Cover by MIKE DEODATO


In the very near future, Detectives Joe Thursday and Frank Stafford patrol the surreal landscape of Los Angeles. But theirs is not just any beat. Their beat is the dreamscape -- a neo-noire landscape populated by trolls, dinosaurs, and things that go bump in the night, a place where it's not too uncommon to find oneself late for the big test, completely naked at work, or trapped in an endless, repetitive loop. And that's where our Detectives Stafford and Thursday come in. Tonight's patrol roster looks like it'll be quite a doozy: Sister Mary, whose convent becomes a playground for a sinister force . . ."Two-Pack" Benny, who's trying to keep his hand in the dream-molding game . . . and little Albert, who unleashes the monster under his bed on his little suburban neighborhood.


48 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$3.99

POWERS #12
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING


Art & Cover by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & MICHAEL AVON OEMING


ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!


Our fiftieth issue!! FIFTIEST!! (If, of course, we hadn't started the renumbering in a very successful move to pander to a larger audience.)


But what will this special fiftieth issue entail? A lot. Because you asked for it! how about a short story written by Oeming and drawn by Bendis? How about two covers? One by Oeming and one by Bendis that when put together make one very cool image? How about double sized? How about an exclusive retrospective interview and a giant sized letter column and a couple of contractually obligated house ads?


All that and it's a perfect jumping on point for new readers!


Homicide Detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim investigate murders specific to superhero cases. and with all superheroes declared illegal, the city is in chaos.


From the writer of some of your favorite marvel comics, (New Avengers, USM, Daredevil, Secret War) comes a brand new chapter from the award winning book!


48 PGS./Mature …$3.95


POWERS #12 - VARIANT EDITION


48 PGS./Mature …$3.95


powers is TM & 2004 Jinxworld Inc., 2004. All Rights Reserved.

MARVEL POSTERS

Black Panther
T'Challa is back - and he's badder than ever -- in this riveting poster reproducing the cover to BLACK PANTHER #1 by John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson and Dean White.


24" x 36" / FC…$5.95


Final Order Cut-Off 5/26, (On-Sale 6/15)

MARVEL PREVIEWS #23
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 #23 features items scheduled to go on sale in SEPTEMBER 2005!


96 PGS./MARVEL PSR…JUST $0.99!


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


IN STORES 6/29/05

MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVELS

FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: GEORGE PEREZ VOL. 1 TPB
Written by ROY THOMAS


Pencils & Cover by GEORGE PEREZ


Before his cross-company fame for Disturbing Crises and Avenger Adventures, Perez put the World's Greatest Super-Team through its paces - and first up was a fight with a fabulous fifties favorite! The Thing gets replaced in the FF, but who's replacing Mr. Fantastic in…the Frightful Four? Also featuring the Incredible Hulk, Luke Cage, the High Evolutionary and costumed characters never seen before or since! Collects FANTASTIC FOUR #164-167, #170, #176-178, #184-186.


200 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$19.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1725-3

FANTASTIC FOUR: THE MOVIE TPB
Written by MIKE CAREY


Penciled by DAN JURGENS


Photo Cover


The comic adaptation of the blockbuster motion picture starring Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Chiklis, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Julian McMahon, this collection captures all the cinematic excitement of the new hit movie - plus a selection of the classic stories that inspired the film! Forty years ago, writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby created a team of adventurers like no other that had come before. Unlike previous groups of stone-jawed super heroes who got along perfectly in their pursuit of liberty and justice, the Fantastic Four bickered, argued and fought among themselves - just like a real family. Their continued adventures around the world, into outer space and throughout uncharted dimensions have pushed the limits of the Marvel Universe, consistently challenging readers' perceptions of what a comic book could be!


120 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$12.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1809-8


Marvel, The Fantastic Four and the distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks of Marvel Characters, Inc., and are used with permission. Copyright 2005 Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved. www.marvel.com. The Fantastic Four Motion Picture and Images from the Motion Picture: 2005 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 1 HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, MARK MILLAR & WARREN ELLIS


Pencils by ADAM KUBERT & STUART IMMONEN


Cover by BRYAN HITCH


This deluxe hardcover collects ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 1: THE FANTASTIC and ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 2: DOOM, plus a hefty helping of DVD-style extras. In THE FANTASTIC, witness the beginnings of the Four - Reed Richards, Johnny Storm, Susan Storm and Ben Grimm - super-hero icons for the new century! When high-school genius Reed enrolls at a secret government-sponsored school for the most gifted minds in the world, he unwittingly embarks on the journey of a lifetime! In DOOM, Reed and his friends must learn to adapt to their amazing new situation. But before they can even begin to get accustomed, former classmate Victor Van Damme - who was transformed by the same experiment as the Fantastic Four - returns to exact his revenge! Collects ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #1-12.


320 PGS./All Ages …$29.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1458-0


TRIM SIZE: OVERSIzED

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 3: N-ZONE TPB
Written by WARREN ELLIS


Cover & pencils by ADAM KUBERT


It's the beginning of the FF's exploration of the mysterious N-Zone! Young Reed Richards wants to duplicate the accident that changed the four into the bizarre beings they've become and thereby reverse the process. But will his noble attempts at redress cause more harm than good? Collects ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #13-18.


144 PGS./All Ages …$12.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1495-5

THESE ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR TPBs STILL AVAILABLE!


ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 1: THE FANTASTIC…12.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1392-3)


ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 2: DOOM…$12.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1457-2)

FANTASTIC FOUR OMNIBUS Vol. 1 HC
Written by STAN LEE & JACK KIRBY


Cover & pencils by JACK KIRBY


Variant Dust Jackets by JACK KIRBY & ALEX ROSS


They were visionaries. Explorers. Imaginauts. They were Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. And like their creations - the Fantastic Four - they continually strove to overcome the impossible and achieve the extraordinary. Now, the first three years of their landmark run on FANTASTIC FOUR - issues #1-30 and Annual #1 - are collected in one oversized volume. This keepsake edition also includes all original letters pages and pinups, critical commentaries, a historical overview, and other DVD-style extras - and features the best-ever reproduction of FANTASTIC FOUR #1.


All Ages, 848 pgs, $99.99


TRIM SIZE: OVERSIzED


Please Note: this will be a limited printing

ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 4 TPB
Written by STAN LEE


Pencils & Cover by JACK KIRBY


Relive more of the FF's classic exploits as they stand united against Dr. Doom, Annihilus and Galactus! Featuring the first appearances of the Kree and the microversal Psycho-Man! Guest-starring Spider-Man, Daredevil, Thor and the Warlock formerly known as Him! Lee and Kirby were the ones who started it all, and they kept it going in these cosmic tales! Collects FANTASTIC FOUR #64-83 and ANNUAL #5-6.


536 PGS./All Ages …$16..99


ISBN: 0-7851-1484-X


THESE ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR TPBs STILL AVAILABLE!


ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 1…$16.99 (0-7851-1828-4) MAR051963


ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 2…$14.95 (0-7851-0731-2) STAR10176


ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 3…$14.95 (0-7851-0782-7) STAR13529

SPIDER-MAN/HUMAN TORCH: I'M WITH STUPID DIGEST
Written by DAN SLOTT


Pencils & Cover by TY TEMPLETON


Cover by PAUL SMITH


Hang tight, True Believer! It's five all-new, old-school adventures featuring your favorite web-headed hero and his pal, the walking matchstick! Follow them through the years - from high school to present day, from the Negative Zone to the Coffee Bean, from Dorrie Evans to Mary Jane Watson-Parker. It's all here! Collects SPIDER-MAN/HUMAN TORCH #1-5.


120 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$7.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1723-7

FANTASTIC FOUR TALES: VOL. 1: DIGEST
Written by BRANDON THOMAS


Penciled by MICHAEL O'HARE


Cover by RANDY GREEN


Check out the Thing and the rest of his Fantastic Four pals in their latest collection of all-ages adventures! Each of these four action-packed stories features a special guest from the Mighty Marvel Universe. Join the Black Panther, Dr. Strange and other heroes as they combine forces with the Thing for this contemporary spin on classic Marvel tales. Collects MARVEL AGE: FF TALES #1, TALES OF THE THING #1-3 and the SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP SPECIAL.


120 PGS./All Ages …$7.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1738-5

SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP VOL. 1: A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS DIGEST
Written by TODD DEZAGO


Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO, SHANE DAVIS, JONBOY MEYERS, LOU KANG, MICHAEL O'HARE & RON LIM


Cover by RANDY GREEN


Get ready for a second sensational helping of all-ages Spider-Man team-ups! This time out, Spidey joins forces with Storm of the X-Men vs. a mysterious mutant who can steal powers; the Fantastic Four vs. Mole Man in an environmental special; the most popular X-Man of all, Wolverine; and Iron Man vs. M.O.D.O.K.! Collects MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP #1-5.


120 PGS./All Ages …$7.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1611-7

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE SUB-MARINER VOL. 1
Written by BILL EVERETT


Penciled by BILL EVERETT


Cover by ALEX SCHOMBURG


Marvel continues collecting its classic Golden Age material, reprinting early adventures of Namor! This monumental hardcover volume remasters and restores the first four historic issues of SUB-MARINER from 1941. See the Sub-Mariner battle Nazis in defense of his underwater kingdom; also featuring the adventures of the Angel!


280 PGS./All Ages …$49.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1617-6

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE SUB-MARINER VOL. 1 - VARIANT EDITION
280 PGS./All Ages …$54.99

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 2
Written by STAN LEE & ROY THOMAS


Penciled by JACK KIRBY, GIL KANE & JACK SPARLING


Cover by JACK KIRBY


Who loves seconds? We love seconds-a second sensational serving of the Sentinel of Liberty! Yes, that's right, the Mighty Minions of Marvel are chipping the next Cap Masterworks free from its icy fifteen-year slumber and you're invited to the homecoming party. So strap on your shield and prepare for a barrage of Stan and Jack's best as Cap (with a little help from his friends, the Avengers) battles a bevy of baddies like the strange Super-Adaptoid-the super-powered robot with the combined powers of the Avengers. And if an android passing himself off as Cap was as odious as you thought, the Red Skull tries to convince the people of America that Cap's turned traitor. Yikes! Don't crawl into your fallout shelter in shame, though. Our boy will bounce back to take on a hearty helping of that horrendous head, M.O.D.O.K.., in his first-ever appearance, before taking it home in a scintillating struggle against Baron Zemo, guest-starring Nick Fury, the Black Panther and Cap's super-spy gal, Sharon Carter! Reserve your star-spangled copy today! Collecting TALES OF SUSPENSE #82-99 and CAPTAIN AMERICA (VOL. 1) #100


240 PGS./All Ages …$49.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1785-7

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 2 - VARIANT EDITION
240 PGS./All Ages …$54.99

X-MEN/FANTASTIC FOUR HC
Written by AKIRA YOSHIDA


Pencils & Cover by PAT LEE


The X-Men and the Fantastic Four team up with the help of Pat Lee and Dreamwave Studios in this heart-pounding adventure! Can the two teams put their differences aside to stop a creeping menace from outer space that threatens our planet's very existence? Even as the heroes trek into the stars, the real threat to their mission might just be among themselves! It's the X-Men and Fantastic Four versus...the X-Men and Fantastic Four?! An unexpected adversary turns Marvel's two greatest hero families against one another. Collects X-MEN/FANTASTIC FOUR #1-5.


120 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$19.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1520-X


TRIM SIZE: OVERSIZED

X-MEN: PHOENIX - ENDSONG HC
Written by GREG PAK


Pencils & Cover by GREG LAND


The mysterious and powerful Phoenix Force is life incarnate, and yet it consumes whole worlds in a moment. Its long history with the X-Men is fraught with tragedy…especially concerning one of the most beloved of their number, Jean Grey. What will happen when the Phoenix returns to Earth in search of the one mortal who could ever contain its power…only to find her dead? Collects X-MEN: PHOENIX - ENDSONG #1-5.


120 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$19.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1641-9


TRIMSIZE: STANDARD

BEST OF SPIDER-MAN VOL. 4 HC
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR. & MIKE DEODATO JR.


Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.


This deluxe hardcover collects AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 7: THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 8: SINS PAST, plus AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #501-502 and a hefty helping of DVD-style extras. In THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL, Peter delves further into the mysterious totemic origin of his powers when his enigmatic mentor returns! He's aided Peter in the past, but is Ezekiel truly Spider-Man's friend and ally, or something much more? Plus: In the aftermath of an interdimensional rift caused by Spider-Man and Doctor Strange's battle with Dormammu, a sorceress of limitless power is set free from years of captivity…and sets forth on a quest through Manhattan to properly thank the one responsible for it: the wall-crawler himself! Guest-starring Thor's ne'er-do-well stepbrother, Loki! In SINS PAST, a stunning new evil emerges to stalk Peter Parker as the biggest Spider-Man event in years rocks the wall-crawler's world! The worst defeat that Peter Parker ever endured - a moment frozen in the minds of Spider-Man fans everywhere - was supposed to be far in his past. But now, two villains - ripped, perhaps, directly from that very moment - have emerged and they threaten to destroy everything that he holds dear! Collects AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #501-514.


336 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$29.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1827-6


TRIM SIZE: OVERSIZED

CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE FALCON VOL. 2: BROTHERS AND KEEPERS TPB
Written by PRIEST


Penciled by JOE BENNETT


Cover by HOWARD PORTER


Haunted by his personal failures, Captain America comes to suspect that he has been under psychological attack from the rogue Navy Intelligence unit that created the so-called "Anti-Cap" Super Sailor when he discovers a direct link between this shadow group and the deadly killing machine M.O.D.O.K. But are they running M.O.D.O.K., or is M.O.D.O.K. running them? To find out, Cap has no choice but to turn to the only person who actually knows: the Anti-Cap himself! Meanwhile, the Falcon has gone on the offensive, shutting down the Rivas drug cartel. But there's a line between heroism and vigilantism, and Robbie Robertson fears the Falcon has crossed it and may never find his way back. Collects CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE FALCON #8-14.


168 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$17.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1568-4

CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE FALCON
VOL. 1: TWO AMERICAS TPB STILL AVAILABLE!


$9.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1424-6)

NEW X-MEN - ACADEMY X VOL. 2: X-POSED TPB
Written by NUNZIO DEFILIPPIS & CHRISTINA WEIR


Penciled by MICHAEL RYAN & PACO MEDINA


Cover by MICHAEL RYAN


Someone…or something…is haunting the halls of the Xavier Institute, and it's up to the X-Men-in-training to get to the bottom of it! Can the New Mutants find a way to bring peace to this tortured being before they become the tortured? Plus: David Alleyne, a.k.a. Prodigy of the New Mutants, can absorb the skills and knowledge of anyone close by - but is doomed to forget everything as soon as they're gone. So what would happen if he could keep that knowledge instead of forgetting? He'd be the smartest kid in the world, right? Is it too much of a good thing? Collects NEW X-MEN: ACADEMY X #7-12.


144 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$14.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1615-X

CAPTAIN AMERICA BY JACK KIRBY: BICENTENNIAL BATTLES TPB
Written by JACK KIRBY


Pencils & Cover by JACK KIRBY


Cap goes cosmic in this collection of the King's comics! See the Living Legend and the high-flying Falcon fight monsters and madmen in a dimension of disaster and follow up fighting a futuristic phantom! Finally, accompany Cap on a tour of history conveyed by the curious Contemplator! Collects CAPTAIN AMERICA #201-205 and MARVEL TREASURY SPECIAL FEATURING CAPTAIN AMERICA'S BICENTENNIAL BATTLES #1.


184 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$19.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1726-1

CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE FALCON: MADBOMB TPB STILL AVAILABLE
$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1557-9)

NEW INVADERS: TO END ALL WARS TPB
Written by ALLAN JACOBSEN


Penciled by C. P. SMITH & JORGE LUCAS


Cover by SCOTT KOLINS


Soldiers, super heroes, sentinels of liberty since the Second World War - they're the Invaders, and they're back! In 1941, the greatest heroes of the day united to battle the Axis powers. Today, the Invaders have reunited to combat the Axis Mundi, a global terrorist network born from the ashes of the Third Reich. Beyond borders, beneath the seas and behind enemy lines, they hunt the hidden terrors that threaten civilization!


216 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$19.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1449-1

MARVEL 1602 TPB
Written by NEIL GAIMAN


Penciled by ANDY KUBERT


Cover by SCOTT MCKOWEN


Now in paperback! All's not well in the Marvel Universe in the year 1602 as strange storms are brewing and strange new powers are emerging! Comics-writing legend and New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman (Sandman, American Gods) - along with the art team of the best-selling ORIGIN, Andy Kubert and Richard Isanove - brings to life a rich new vision of the Marvel Universe. Spider-Man, the X-Men, Nick Fury, Dr. Strange, Daredevil, Dr. Doom, Black Widow, Captain America and more appear in the waning days of the reign of Queen Elizabeth. As the world begins to change and enter into a new age, Gaiman weaves a thrilling mystery. How and why are these Marvel stars appearing nearly 400 years before they're supposed to?


Collects MARVEL 1602 #1-8.


224 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$19.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1073-9

MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS: WOLVERINE CLASSIC VOL. 1 TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT


Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA


Cover by WALTER SIMONSON


Ever wonder what Wolverine gets up to when he's not out saving the world with the X-Men? More mayhem than you can shake a SNIKT at! Here, Logan makes his first foray into Madripoor - an island nation where anything goes, and everything is for sale - in this prelude to WOLVERINE CLASSIC VOL. 1 TPB! This volume collects the long-out-of-print stories from MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #1-10!


96 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$12.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1826-8


WOLVERINE CLASSIC VOL. 1 TPB STILL AVAILABLE!


$12.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1797-0)

HULK: GRAY TPB
Written by JEPH LOEB


Pencils & Cover by TIM SALE


Now in paperback! The creators behind the best-selling "Marvel Spectrum" stories - DAREDEVIL: YELLOW and SPIDER-MAN: BLUE - examine in new detail the earliest days of the Incredible Hulk. As Dr. Bruce Banner makes his first transformations into his brutish alter ego, relationships that will influence his life and the life of the Hulk are forged…and destroyed! Collects HULK: GRAY #1-6


144 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$19.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1346-0

ALL-NEW PRINTINGS OF MARVEL ESSENTIALS

ESSENTIAL IRON MAN VOL 1 TPB
$16.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1346-0


FOC 6/9 - On-Sale 7/6

ESSENTIAL DAREDEVIL VOL 1 TPB
$16.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1861-6


FOC 6/9 - On-Sale 7/6

ESSENTIAL THOR VOL 1 TPB
$16.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1866-7


FOC 6/16 - On-Sale 7/13

ESSENTIAL AVENGERS VOL 1 TPB
$16.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1862-4


FOC 6/16 - On-Sale 7/13

ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN VOL 2 TPB
$16.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1863-2


FOC 6/23 - On-Sale 7/20

ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN VOL 3 TPB
$16.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1864-0


FOC 6/23 - On-Sale 7/20

ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN VOL 4 TPB
$16.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1865-9


FOC 6/30 - On-Sale 7/27

ESSENTIAL WOLVERINE VOL 1 TPB
$16.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1867-5


FOC 6/30 - On-Sale 7/27

 
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