Marvel Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping August, 2005

Wed, May 18th, 2005 at 12:00am PDT

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Marvel Comics has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for product shipping August, 2005.

Marvel Solicitations - Last Six Months

HOUSE OF M

HOUSE OF M #5 & #6 (of 8)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Penciled by OLIVIER COIPEL


Cover by ESAD RIBIC


The comic event of the decade continues. The Marvel Universe has indeed been rocked to its very core and more and more rebels join to rise up against what has happened. But can Spider-Man handle the truth about his life as it is and his life as it was? The fallout will shock you! Also, the rebels have gathered and are ready to fight! But who is behind the House?


Guest-starring EVERYONE!!!


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

BLACK PANTHER #7
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN


Penciled by TREVOR HAIRSINE


Cover by KAARE ANDREWS


"SOUL POWER IN THE HOUSE OF M"


HOUSE OF M Tie-In


A United Africa - ruled over by Storm and the Black Panther - has become an economic powerhouse and a thorn in Magneto's side. When Storm speaks out about the persistence of supremacist notions in the mutant-controlled world, a furious Magneto is determined to stop her at any cost, dispatching Quicksilver and Sabretooth to kill The Black Panther. And if neither succeeds: Apocalypse waits in the wings.


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #463
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT


Pencils & Cover by ALAN DAVIS


"SEASON OF THE WITCH"


House of M tie-in


It's dj vu all over again! Captain Britain, Meggan, Psylocke and Marvel Girl find themselves in England, racing against time to save the universe from complete and utter annihilation! Part 2 (of 4).


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.50

CAPTAIN AMERICA #10
Written by ED BRUBAKER


Pencils & Cover by LEE WEEKS


HOUSE OF M tie-in


What changes await Steve Rogers life now that the House of M is in control? In this new world order, watch the hero known as Captain America moves from the '40s to the present day, bearing witness to a changing landscape, watching as man becomes the minority, and mutant the ruler.


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

NEW THUNDERBOLTS #11
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA


Pencils & Cover by TOM GRUMMETT


HOUSE OF M tie-in


Something is desperately wrong with the HOUSE of M and only Private Genis-Vell, a member of the Titan/Kree Exploratory Council, can see it. Why does he keep having visions of people who wanted to hurt him... ? What happens when he realizes the only way to keep his mind from coming apart is for him to destroy an entire world?


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

IRON MAN: HOUSE OF M #2 (of 3)
Written by GREG PAK


Pencils & Cover by PAT LEE


HOUSE OF M Tie-In


In a world run by mutants, brilliant Sapien Tony Stark stands out as one of the few success stories - but is Tony willing to betray his own species to defend that success? Meanwhile, the Sapiens have gained a mysterious freedom fighter in a robotic suit-so what happens when the House of M discovers who's inside it?


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FANTASTIC FOUR: HOUSE OF M #2 (of 3)
Written by JOHN LAYMAN


Pencils and Cover by SCOT EATON


HOUSE OF M Tie-In


Victor Von Doom has everything he could possibly want…love, power, and the position formerly occupied by his dead rival, Reed Richards. But would he be willing to throw all these things away just for a chance at the only thing he really wants-the throne of the House of M?


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MUTOPIA X #2 (of 5)
Written by DAVID HINE


Penciled by LAN MEDINA


Cover by ANDY PARK


HOUSE OF M Tie-In


Drama continues as Ismael and his wife, Armena, fight over allowing their daughter, Chamayra, to take part in the Rite of Transcendence, a ritual that unleashes the untapped mutant potential in children!


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INCREDIBLE HULK #85
Written by PETER DAVID


Penciled by JORGE LUCAS


Cover by Andy Brase


"LAST REFUGE"


HOUSE OF M tie-in!


The Hulk has taken control of Australia and entered into an alliance with the Human Resistance group known as AIM. Down Under has now become the destination for downtrodden humans hoping to escape the second-class citizenship of the outside world. But AIM has bigger plans than creating a refuge for the humans of the House of M - Will Bruce Banner approve... or will his allies suddenly find themselves facing off against Banner's rampaging alter ego? Part 3 (of 4).


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NEW X-MEN #17
Written by CHRISTINA WEIR & NUNZIO DeFILIPPIS


Pencils & Cover by AARON LOPRESTI


"HOUSE DIVIDED"


Rumors of the horrors and atrocities taking place in Emperor Sunfire's Japan force the New Mutants to go against their orders and protect the Human Rebellion. However, a traitor in their midst might make this mission a failure before it can even begin! Part 2 (of 4).


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SPIDER-MAN: HOUSE OF M #3 (of 5)
Written by MARK WAID & TOM PEYER


Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA


Peter Parker's worst nightmare has come true! Will the support of his family be enough to get him through his darkest hour?


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ULTIMATE MARVEL

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #1
Written by MARK MILLAR


Penciled by JAE LEE


Cover by GREG LAND


"ENTER: THE INHUMANS"


Join us for the first appearance of-The Ultimate Inhumans! From a hidden race, she came to steal the heart of the F.F.'s youngest member-she's the beautiful elemental called Crystal! The awesome events playing out here figure prominently in the upcoming "Tomb of Namor" story in the regular UFF book!


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ULTIMATE X-MEN ANNUAL #1
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN


Penciled by TOM RANEY


Cover by STUART IMMONEN


"ULTIMATE SACRIFICE"


The return of Ultimate Juggernaut! Juggie makes a play for the Gem of Cyttorak, the jewel that will make him truly unstoppable. Only two small things stand in his way: Rogue and Gambit, the new prince and princess of thieves! This story will change the X-Men's status quo forever!


48 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$3.99

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Penciled by MARK BROOKS


Cover by MARK BAGLEY


"MORE THAN YOU BARGAINED FOR"


Spidey goes toe-to-toee with some old foes - and winds up with a new girlfriend! Who is she? Let's just say she has a familiar face. How did this happen? Well, one way to find out-and here it is! This is a story that will have long-lasting ramifications, not only for our friendly neighborhood wall-crawler, but for… well, THAT would be telling!


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ULTIMATES ANNUAL #1
Written by MARK MILLAR


Penciled by STEVE DILLON


Cover by BRYAN HITCH


"THE RESERVES"


If you thought The Ultimates were the only team S.H.I.E.L.D. was creating-you were wrong! Get ready for the next wave of super-soldiers designed to protect America's vital interests. But is this all that Director Nick Fury is up to-or is there much more to this ultra-clandestine program? And can even S.H.I.E.L.D. keep all these super-people under control?


48 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY …$3.99

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #22
Written by MARK MILLAR


Pencils & Cover by GREG LAND


"CROSSOVER"


The story you never thought you'd see finds the fledgling F.F. on an alternate Earth pursued by the last people they'd expect! But, will they be able to reason with - Magneto?! Part 2 (of 3)


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.50

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #81
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils & Cover by MARK BAGLEY


"WARRIORS"


The Kingpin-wannabe called Hammerhead makes Chinatown a battlefield in his quest to become the mob's top man. Spidey goes one-on-one with ol' flattop in the street-aided by Shang-Chi, Master of Kung-Fu and Iron Fist, the living weapon! And where has the mysterious Moon Knight gone now that the gang war is heating up?


Part 3 (of 7)


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ULTIMATE X-MEN #62
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN


Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN


"MAGNETIC NORTH"


The master of magnetism is proving to be just as deadly and manipulative within his cell as he was while a free man. And now Magneto has set his sights on the young mutant Alex Summers - the effect on the team of X-Men will be devastating. Part 2 (of 5)


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.50

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE ULTIMATE MARVEL UNIVERSE: SPIDER-MAN & THE FANTASTIC FOUR 2005
Written by STUART VANDAL, SEAN MCQUAID, RONALD BYRD, BILL LENTZ, MARK O'ENGLISH & BARRY REESE


Cover by MARK BAGLEY & MORRY HOLLOWELL


The Official Handbook gets the Ultimate treatment! This volume contains in-depth bios on Ultimate Spider-Man and the Ultimate Fantastic Four, and all their friends and foes! Plus: An all-new cover by ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN artist Mark Bagley, digitally painted by Morry Hollowell.


48 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #523
Written by J. Michael Straczynski


Penciled by Mike Deodato


Cover by Terry Dodson


"MOVING UP"


It's the sensational Spider-Man versus the horrendous hordes of Hydra as the villainous organization makes its final push to seize control of the country! Standing in the way? Everyone's favorite wall-crawler. But will Spidey have enough left in the tank to take out the group of terrorists and save the day? Part 5 (of 6).


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.50

ARAA #8
Written by FIONA AVERY


Penciled by ROGER CRUZ


Cover by MARK BROOKS


"A superb example of what we need more of from the comic book industry" - Barry Hatcher Shaffner, Paperback Reader


It's zero hour as Anya comes face to face with the terrifying man she believes to be responsible for her mother's death. Everyone at WebCorps is counting on her, but can she stay focused on her mission? Or is the call to vengeance too strong to resist? Part 2 (of 6).


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SPIDER-GIRL #89
Written by TOM DEFALCO


Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ


Hot on the heels of her adventures in Last Hero Standing, Spider-Girl learns that one of her friends in Midtown High has suffered a tragedy and she must now prevent Moose from making the biggest mistake of his life! Plus: Normie Osborn finally takes his symbiote out on the town!


32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

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


Pencils & Cover by MANUEL GARCIA


The pulse-pounding conclusion to the miniseries tied directly to the New Avengers!


With the fate of four hundred defenseless families on the line, Spider-Man's got a web full of trouble! Up against no less than eight escaped psychotic super-villains, will Spidey finally call in a little help from his new "Amazing" friends?


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TOXIN #5 (of 6)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN


Penciled by DARICK ROBERTSON


Cover by SIMON BISLEY


Who would have thought that the son of Carnage could give Pat Mulligan his heart's desire? After turning Pat's life upside down, the alien symbiote Toxin is ready to give a little something back to its host body. But nothing in this world comes for free. So when Pat Mulligan strikes a deal with his personal devil... the whole of New York has to pay the consequences! This just might be the chance Razor-Fist has been waiting for…


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #17
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN


Penciled by BILLY TAN


Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN


"WILD BLUE YONDER"


Ouch - that's gotta hurt…When Spidey goes toe-to-toe with the mysterious new hero who's taken a major bite out of the Big Apple, he'll wish he didn't. Part 5 (of 6).


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

DAREDEVIL: FATHER #1 DIRECTOR'S CUT
Written, Illustrated & Cardstock Cover by JOE QUESADA


Inks by Danny Miki, Color by Richard Isanove


The first issue of Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada's very special and very personal DD tale is available again in this all-new Director's Cut package! For the first time writing AND illustrating, DD legend Quesada crafts a mystery set during the deadliest heat wave in NYC history. A serial killer is on the loose pushing a city already past its breaking point over the edge, and Daredevil must battle the heat and fear to keep a crumbling Hell's Kitchen together… by any means necessary! Bonus features inlcude Quesada's script for the issue, original penciled pages and more!


32 PGS./ T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

DAREDEVIL: FATHER #2
Written, Illustrated & Cover by JOE QUESADA


Inks by Danny Miki, Color by Richard Isanove


The eagerly anticipated mini-series is back, coming at you with non-stop action! Daredevil has his work cut out for him: New York's crippling heat wave shows no signs of release -- and neither does a serial killer with a stranglehold on the city. Meanwhile, a new vigilante group enters the fray.


32 PGS./ T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

DAREDEVIL #76
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils & Cover by ALEX MALEEV


THE MURDOCK PAPERS


Part 1 (of 5)


The Eisner-Award winning run of Bendis and Maleev comes to a blistering conclusion in their final arc! First they outed Daredevil in the press, then they married him, and made him the Kingpin of Hell's Kitchen. What could they possibly do to top that? Four words: WILSON FISK IS BACK!!.


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

DAREDEVIL VS. PUNISHER #3 (of 6)
Written by DAVE LAPHAM


Pencils & Cover by DAVE LAPHAM


It's more pulse-pounding action from David Lapham as the Eisner-award winner writes, pencils, and inks two of Marvel's biggest characters! As the mob tries to tighten its grip on New York, things begin to heat up for both Daredevil and the Punisher as the deadly assassin know as Bushwacker enters the fray, seeking to claim a $10 million dollar bounty on the Punisher's head! And if he has to kill Daredevil in the process, he'll certainly throw one in for free…


32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY …$2.99

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


Pencils & Cover by FRANK CHO


It's the climactic conclusion of Award-Winning creator Frank Cho's dinosaur epic. Up to her…er…ears in raptors that want to make her their main course, Shanna must make a fatal gamble.


32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY …$3.50

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #21
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA


Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO


Cover by TONY HARRIS


"DESPERATE HOUSEWIFE"


Stand-alone issue! Susan and Reed Richards are among comicdom's happiest, most stable couples. So why, then, does Reed perpetually forget their anniversary?


When it happens yet again, it's up to Sue's best girlfriends - Alicia, Crystal, and the Sensational She-Hulk - to cheer her up with a night out on the town… Marvel style! While dishing about their former crushes, Sue reveals an untold episode from her past involving… the Black Panther?!


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

WOLVERINE #31
Written by MARK MILLAR


Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.


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


They turned him into a pawn. They forced him to betray the only people he's ever trusted. Now, it's time to get even. Everything you've seen till now has just been a warm-up. With the help of an unlikely ally, Wolverine will make sure The Hand, the Dawn of the White Light, and Hydra are never the same again. This is the explosive climax you've been waiting for! This battle royale will not only raise the bar on action… after this, there will be NO BAR. Part 6 (of 6).


32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY …$2.50

MARVEL HEROES

NEW AVENGERS #10
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN


Cover by DAVID FINCH


A New Avengers three parter so blistering that its blown up to four parts! The mystery of the Sentry is finally revealed and it affects the entire Marvel super hero community.Guest starring the Astonishing X-Men, the Inhumans, the Fantastic Four and many, many more! Part 4 (of 4)


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.50

MARVEL 1602: NEW WORLD #1 & #2 (OF 6)
Written by GREG PAK


Penciled by GREG TOCCHINI


Cover by SERGIO TOPPI


Return to the world of 1602! Rising stars GREG PAK (X-Men: Phoenix Endsong) and GREG TOCCHINI (Thor: Son of Asgard) pick up where the best-selling limited series left off-America, The New World! When Captain America was thrust back in time, it changed reality as we know it. Dinosaurs still roam the earth and the Marvel super heroes we know came to exist 500 years early. Witness David Bruce Banner and Peter Parquagh become The Hulk and Spider-Man in the most eagerly-awaited miniseries event of the year!


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$3.50

MACHINE TEEN #4 (of 5)
Written by MARC SUMERAK


Pencils & Cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE


Just when it looked like things couldn't possibly get any worse for our high-tech hero, Adam finds himself on the run from an enemy he didn't even know he had. And even worse, his father has mysteriously gone missing! It's up to Adam and his closest friends to take control of the program before it's too late -- but Adam is about to learn the hard way that no one can be trusted!


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

GRAVITY #3 (of 5)
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER


Pencils & Cover by MIKE NORTON


Gravity versus Black Death: Round Two! This is Greg's chance to prove to the super-hero community he has what it takes to be one of them. But has he bitten off more than he can chew? Find out in the latest installment of Marvel's newest super hero saga!


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #530
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


Pencils & Cover by MIKE MCKONE


It's a reunion with destiny as the Fantastic Four once more brave the hazards of outer space for a rendezvous with a fateful cosmic storm - And the secret that lies therein!


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

WHA... HUH?
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, STAN LEE, MARK MILLAR, J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI, GARTH ENNIS, BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, PETER DAVID and everyone else we could get our hands on!


Art & Cover by JIM MAHFOOD


Because clearly Bendis doesn't have enough books to write this month, the big baby bullied Marvel's upper management into green-lighting this ridiculous pile of silly nonsense! In the great tradition of NOT BRAND ECHH and the old humor issues of WHAT IF?, WHA...HUH? asks the questions that no one really cares about...


What if the Identity Crisis happened in the Marvel Universe?


What if Modok had an itch?


What if we actually release this book?


Bendis reteams with hilarious Clerks artist Jim Mahfood and all the best Marvel scribes-Mark Millar, JMS, Garth Ennis and a ton of others-to make the dumbest comic published this year. No one is safe!


This comic WILL NOT feature seventeen variant covers of Wolverine.


48 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$3.99


*This is a re-solicitation, all previous orders are cancelled

MEGA MORPHS #1 & #2 (of 4)
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER


Pencils & Cover by LOU KANG


Some dangers are too big for even the Marvel Super Heroes--and that's when they activate Tony Stark's newest inventions: the Mega Morphs! Super-powerful high-tech transforming robots piloted by the unlikely team of New Avengers' Spider-Man, Captain America, and Wolverine--along with Ghost Rider and the Hulk?! Join Eisner-nominated writer Sean McKeever and superstar-on-the-rise Lou Kang for four issues of furious fighting, based on the hot new line of toys from Toy Biz. Marvel's heaviest heroes in giant-robot action? True Believer, this is the toy-tie-in comic other toy-tie-ins dream of being!


32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

SPELLBINDERS #6 (of 6)
Written by MIKE CAREY


Pencils & Cover by MIKE PERKINS


In the world of the dead, Kim finally comes face-to-face with her true nature and accepts the awesome responsibilities that come with it. But as the Thief exerts his terrible power, Salem may not be around to help her celebrate.


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

MARVEL TEAM-UP #11
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


Pencied by PACO MEDINA


Cover by SCOTT KOLINS


TITANNUS WAR


Part 1 (of 3)


When Titannus conquers Japan, can even an assemblage of Earth's greatest heroes be enough to withstand his might? And what are Titannus' plans anyway?


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

RUNAWAYS #7
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN


Penciled by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA


Cover by CHRIS BACHALO


Part 1 (of 2)


A perfect jumping-on point for the series that Wizard said "could be the most original book to focus on teenaged super heroes since Spider-Man debuted all the way back in 1962!" Fan-favorite artist Takeshi Miyazawa returns to RUNAWAYS for a special two-part story that will change the team's lineup forever! When a dangerous alien invades Los Angeles, the Runaways' own Karolina Dean may be the only hero in the Marvel Universe who can stop him... but at what cost?


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DEFENDERS #2 (of 5)
Written by MARC DEMATTEIS & KEITH GIFFEN


Pencils & Cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE


The Hulk is besieged by the Mindless Ones!...while Doctor Strange and Prince Namor are utterly defeated by Dormammu! Meanwhile, Umar walks around talking to herself...while the Silver Surfer...uh...hangs out on the beach...?! Yes, it's action, adventure and idiocy as only Eisner-winners Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire can deliver it!


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HULK: DESTRUCTION #2 (of 4)
Written by PETER DAVID


Pencils & Cover by JIM MUNIZ


Bruce Banner is up against the rampaging fury of one of his greatest foes, The Abomination! But what secrets from demented genius Emil Blonsky's terrible transformation threaten to destroy the Incredible Hulk? And who else is after them?


32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY …$2.99

YOUNG AVENGERS #7
Written by ALLAN HEINBERG


Penciled by ANDREA DIVITO


Cover by JIM CHEUNG


"SECRET IDENTITIES"


Part 1 (of 2)


The newly reconfigured Young Avengers prepare to make their public debut, but first they have to face a threat more powerful than Kang the Conqueror, more dangerous than Mr. Hyde, and more cunning than the Masters of Evil: THEIR PARENTS. For these brand-new super heroes, fighting super-villains is child's play compared to maintaining their alter egos!


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AMAZING FANTASY #11
Written by FRED VAN LENTE AND JEFF PARKER


Penciled by LEONARD KIRK AND FEDERICA MANFREDI


Cover by JAMES JEAN


"THE NEW POLLUTION"


She's been marked for death by S.H.I.E.L.D., her cover has nearly been blown by AIM, and she's said goodbye to the one guy she really liked... Is all-new Scorpion down for the count? Don't bet on it! 22 pages of all-out, action-packed espionage the Marvel way! Part 5 (of 6)


ALSO: More secrets revealed of Marvel's newest horror star, Vampire by Night, in a bonus 8-page story!


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NEW WARRIORS #3 (of 6)
Written by ZEB WELLS


Pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG


On a lonely country road the New Warriors face what might be their greatest challenge yet... a flat tire?! Meanwhile, producer Ashley Brothers tries to convince a group of TV executives that people will actually tune in for the Warriors' adventures! Prove Ashley right by joining us for our third issue, where we ask, "How many heroes does it take…?"


PLUS: See behind-the-scenes footage of The Warriors' recruitment to the world of television!


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #9
Written by ED BRUBAKER


Pencils & Cover by STEVE EPTING


THE WINTER SOLDIER


Our second arc continues to cut a brutal swath through all that Captain America holds sacred. In the wake of disaster, Cap begins his hunt for the enemy that has dogged his steps, who has taken more from him than anyone ever has! Creators Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting continue the ground-breaking work that some are calling the best Cap run ever!


Part 2 (of 6).


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

MARVEL NEMESIS: THE IMPERFECTS #4 (of 6)
Written by GREG PAK


Penciled by RENATO ARLEM


Cover by JAE LEE


With the help of Iron Man, Daredevil and Wolverine get closer to discovering who was behind the mysterious abductions just as Dr. Niles Van Roekel's new savage army of super-powered beings is ready to test their limits against some of Marvel's greatest heroes!


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #6
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER


Penciled by PATRICK SCHERBERGER


Cover by TONY SALVADOR DANIEL


It's like a dream come true when Spider-Man is offered a big sack of cash by a wealthy socialite. But to get his webbed mitts on the green, he's gotta take on the Sandman! Maybe Aunt May's bills can wait another month...


32 PGS./All Ages …$2.50

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #3
Written by JEFF PARKER


Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN


Cover by MICHAEL RYAN


A doctor is becoming famous for his seeming ability to cure patients of terrible diseases. Nobody's sure how he does it, but everyone is fascinated by what seems to be a "healing touch." When the mysterious doc crosses paths with the scientific mind of Reed Richards, the FF are in for some surprises they never bargained for--and the adventures are just beginning!


32 PGS./All Ages …$2.50

X-MEN

X-MEN #174
Written by PETER MILLIGAN


Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA


"BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE"


A figure from the X-Men's past has returned to the mansion seeking sanctuary within the walls of Xavier's home. The guest, however, isn't getting the warmest welcome. Could the X-Men really turn away this desperate mutant and will they be able to forgive themselves if they do? Part 4 (of 4)!


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.50

GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #4
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT


Penciled by PAUL SMITH


New Cover by PAUL SMITH


Featuring Classic Reprints by CHRIS CLAREMONT, LEN WEIN, DAVE COCKRUM & JOHN BOLTON


Ode to an old soldier! In celebration of super-scribe Chris Claremont's 30th anniversary chronicling the adventures of Marvel's Merry Mutants comes this colossal collection of classic tales - plus a brand-new 8-page story by Claremont and fan-favorite X-artist Paul Smith! Featuring Thunderbird's death at the hands of Count Nefaria in X-MEN #94-95 (August/October 1975), a eulogy for the fallen hero in CLASSIC X-MEN #3 (November 1986) and his younger brother's attempt to exact revenge on the X-Men in UNCANNY X-MEN #193 (May 1985).


96 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$4.99

WEAPON X: DAYS OF FUTURE NOW #2 (of 5)
Written by FRANK TIERI


Pencils & Cover by BART SEARS


In this issue, an X-Man dies! Ah, heck, who are we kidding? A whole bucketload of X-Men die! The Director's mad pursuit of power continues and no one is going to stand in his way. Frank Tieri's Weapon X saga rockets into the future and where it's going even we don't know!


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

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


Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON HENRY


"FORTUNE AND GLORY"


The kids have made their deal with the devil, and now they want out! Ha, easier said than done, Hellions. They're not getting out without a fight!


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

NYX #7
Written by JOE QUESADA


Penciled by ROBERT TERANISHI


Cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON


The finale that you've all been waiting for has finally arrived! Kiden, X-23 and crew take on Zebra Daddy and his gang in the greatest knock down, drag 'em out showdown ever before seen this side Houston. Complete with body snatching, heavenly fathers, beastly transformation and one or two harmless little claw marks, the final installment of Marvel's most magnificent must have is guaranteed to have them talking for time to come.


32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY …$2.99

X-MEN UNLIMITED #10
Written by Joe Meno


Penciled by PACO MEDINA & JOSE HOMS HIGON


Cover by Paul Smith


Acclaimed novelist Joe Meno (HAIRSTYLES OF THE DAMNED) comes to X-Men Unlimited for two amazing tales about The Beast!


In the first story, the sudden resignation of the Xavier Institute's guidance counselor forces The Beast to step in to fill her much larger than expected shoes, and the poor mutant doesn't know what he's in store for… In the second story, we head back to a point in time just after the Beast's terrible transformation from a normal-looking scientist to a fur-covered creature. How did this transformation impact The Beast's psyche… and how will his home town react when he returns?


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

X-MEN: THE END - HEROES AND MARTYRS #6 (of 6)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT


Penciled by SEAN CHEN


Cover by GREG LAND


The saga of the final days of the X-Men continues! What is behind the long-concealed link between Gambit and Mr. Sinister…and what will it mean for Gambit and Rogue's children?


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

EXILES #68
Written by TONY BEDARD


Pencils & Cover by JIM CALAFIORE


"DESTROY ALL MONSTERS"


Fin Fang DOOM?!? Tragedy once again befalls the Exiles! While most of the team is on a world of giant monsters, a deadly threat stalks the crystal corridors of their trans-temporal headquarters. All this, and Red Ronin, too?


Part 3 (of 3)


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

NIGHTCRAWLER #9
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA


Pencils & Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON


"THE WINDING WAY"


Reeling from the tragedy they discovered in Winzeldorf, Nightcrawler, Logan, and Christine race to Florida, to the circus where Kurt was branded a freak many years before, to prevent a similar slaughter. But who is putting them through these diabolical paces? And are Kurt and his friends rushing straight into a trap?


Part 3 (of 3).


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

ORORO: BEFORE THE STORM #3 (of 4)
Written by MARC SUMERAK


Penciled by CARLO BARBERI


Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER


Ororo and her fellow street urchins have made their way to the very heart of an ancient Egyptian temple in search of a priceless artifact, only to find themselves up against a foe more powerful than they could have ever imagined! How does this encounter relate to Ororo's future as an X-Man? And if the urchins do manage to survive the terrors of the temple, what dangers still await them once they make their escape?


32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

X-MEN: KITTY PRYDE - SHADOW & FLAME #3 (of 6)
Written by AKIRA YOSHIDA


Pencils & Cover by PAUL SMITH


Kitty's past comes back to haunt her as mysterious ninja try to kidnap Lockheed. The chase leads her to places she never expected to find herself... and places where her phasing abilities are rendered useless. Will her wits and training be enough to help her survive against some of Japan's deadliest assassins? Kitty's in for a few surprises of her own as she fights for the life of her beloved pet dragon.


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

MARVEL MILESTONES: CAPTAIN BRITAIN, PSYLOCKE AND GOLDEN AGE SUB-MARINER
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT, JIM ALEXANDER & BILL EVERETT


Penciled by ALAN DAVIS, JON HAWARD & BILL EVERETT


Cover by JON HAWARD


Brian Braddock, the original Captain Britain, is back in costume in a brand-new story from the U.K.'s SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN magazine - but can even he help Spider-Man stop a Red Skull on the rampage? Plus: Brian's sister - Betsy, a.k.a. Psylocke - plays beauty to Sabretooth's beast in UNCANNY X-MEN #213 (January 1987), and the Sub-Mariner crashes New York again in a story from HUMAN TORCH #2 (Summer 1941).


48 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$3.99

CABLE/DEADPOOL #18
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA


Pencils & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER


How can Cable be a baby now? Can Forge revert him to normal? Does Deadpool know how to change his diapers (we mean the baby's)? And most troublesome of all, when this whole mess started, wasn't Deadpool planning to KILL Cable...?


"Enema of the State" concludes and sets up a whole new arc for comics' most dysfunctional duo.


32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

MAX

SUPREME POWER #18
Written by J. Michael Straczynski


Pencils & Cover by Gary Frank


"EXHIBIT R: THE STATEMENT OF MARK MILTON"


Hyperion's world is turned upside down when his dark secret is exposed to the entire world. But the worst is yet to come… Don't believe us? Next month's news will blow you away!


32 PGS./MAX- EXPLICIT CONTENT …$2.99

PUNISHER #24
Written by GARTH ENNIS


Penciled by LEO FERNANDEZ


Cover by TIM BRADSTREET


"UP IS DOWN AND BLACK IS WHITE"


Frank Castle's having a rough day: After taking two blasts to the chest from a sawed-off 12-gauge - courtesy of Nick Cavella's lethal and not-so-lovely goon Teresa - he falls into the clutches of Agent O'Brien, a renegade spook who carries a major torch for the Punisher. Is love in the air? Part 6 (of 6).


32 PGS./MAX- EXPLICIT CONTENT …$2.99

ICON COMICS

POWERS #14
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Art & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING


COSMIC PART 2


Has one of the cosmic galactic guardians of the planet earth been murdered? do we even have a cosmic guardian of the planet earth? And what happens when one of the big super villians walks right into the squad room looking for some payback?


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


32 PGS./Mature …$2.95

KABUKI: REFLECTIONS - BOOK 5
Written by DAVID MACK


Art & Cover by DAVID MACK


The fifth volume of KABUKI REFLECTIONS, this 48-page square-bound book delivers a collection of previously unpublished stories, pages and artwork. Plus: a peek inside Mack's sketchbook, step-by-step commentary by David about his painted artwork and loads of art you've never seen before.


Ever wonder how David Mack does his artwork? How his pages and covers go from sketches and drawings to finished art? How he uses models and figure drawings? It's all in here with tons of extras!


48 PGS./FC…$4.99


OFFERED AGAIN: KABUKI #1-5 (including Maleev cover and Adam Hughes cover)

NEW! MARVEL FLIP MAGAZINES!


Perfect for new readers, these newsstand titles are now being offered to the Direct Market!

MARVEL ADVENTURES FLIP MAGAZINE #3
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #3


Written by ERICA DAVID


Penciled by PATRICK SCHERBERGER


Cover by TONY SALVADOR DANIEL


MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #3


Written by AKIRA YOSHIDA


Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN


Cover by MICHAEL RYAN


64 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

MARVEL HEROES FLIP MAGAZINE #3
NEW AVENGERS #2


Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils & Cover by DAVID FINCH


CAPTAIN AMERICA #2


Written by ED BRUBAKER


Art & Cover by STEVE EPTING


64 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$3.99

MARVEL SELECT FLIP MAGAZINE #3
ASTONISHING X-MEN#3


Written by JOSS WHEDON


Pencils & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY


NEW X-MEN: ACADEMY X #3


Written by NUNZIO DEFILIPPIS &


CHRISTINA WEIR


Pencils & Cover by RANDY GREEN


64 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$3.99

MARVEL TALES FLIP MAGAZINE #3
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #33


Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


Pencils by JOHN ROMITA JR.


Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL


AMAZING FANTASY #3


Written by FIONA AVERY


Pencils & Cover by MARK BROOKS


64 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$3.99

ULTIMATE MARVEL FLIP MAGAZINE #3
ULTIMATE X-MEN #3


Written by MARK MILLAR


Pencils by ADAM KUBERT


Cover by JOE QUESADA


ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #3


Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & MARK MILLAR


Pencils by ADAM KUBERT


Cover by BRYAN HITCH


64 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$3.99

ULTIMATE TALES FLIP MAGAZINE #3
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #4


ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #5


Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils by MARK BAGLEY


Covers by JOE QUESADA


64 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$3.99

MARVEL PREVIEWS #25
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 #25 features items scheduled to go on sale in NOVEMBER 2005!


96 PGS./MARVEL T+…JUST $0.99!


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IN STORES 8/24/05

GRAPHIC NOVELS

EARTH X HC
Written by ALEX ROSS & JIM KRUEGER


Penciled by JOHN PAUL LEON


Cover by ALEX ROSS


Great epics come along only once in a long while. Stories that push the normal boundaries and force the reader to think. Stories so powerful in message and so grand in scale that the guidelines by which such tales are usually judged are completely rearranged. Spawned from the brilliant creative mind of Alex Ross, EARTH X is one such epic. Along with writer Jim Krueger and artist John Paul Leon, Ross breathes life into and gives amazing detail to every facet of the EARTH X mythos - made evident by everything from his early conceptual pencil sketches to each of his fourteen beautifully painted covers. EARTH X explores the depths and heights of the Marvel Universe, from the roots of its humble beginnings to the peak of its ultimate potential. This deluxe keepsake edition collects all twelve issues of the EARTH X regular series, the #0 and #X bookends, the #1/2 issue, the Epilogue, and more!


528 PGS./T+…$49.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1875-6

RUNAWAYS VOL. 1 HC
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN


Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA & TAKESHI MIYAZAWA


Cover by ADRIAN ALPHONA


This deluxe hardcover collects all 18 issues of the Runaways' first series, plus a hefty helping of DVD-style extras! In PRIDE & JOY, six young friends discover their parents are all secretly super-powered villains! Finding strength in one another, the shocked teens run away from home and straight into the adventure of their lives - vowing to turn the tables on their evil legacy. In TEENAGE WASTELAND, the Runaways find a kindred spirit in a daring young stranger and welcome him into their fold. But will this dashing young man help the teenagers defeat their villainous parents...or tear them apart? Plus: Who do you send to catch a group of missing, runaway teenage super heroes? Marvel's original teen runaway crimefighters, Cloak and Dagger, making their first major appearance in years! In THE GOOD DIE YOUNG, the world as we know it is about to end, and the Runaways are the only hope to prevent it! Our fledgling teenage heroes have learned how their parents' criminal organization began, and now they must decide how it should END. As the Runaways' epic battle against their evil parents reaches its shocking conclusion, the team's mole stands revealed, and blood must be shed. Which kids will still be standing when the smoke finally clears?


448 PGS./Marvel T+ …$34.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1876-4

MARVEL VISIONARIES: CHRIS CLAREMONT HC
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT


Penciled by JOHN BYRNE, MICHAEL GOLDEN, DAVE COCKRUM, FRANK MILLER, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, JOHN BOLTON, ART ADAMS, ALAN DAVIS, JIM LEE & SALVADOR LARROCA


In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Chris Claremont's first X-Men story, the House of Ideas presents a timeless testament to another true Marvel visionary! Best known for ushering the X-Men from reprints to blockbuster franchise, Claremont has steered Marvel's mutants for three decades while working alongside some of comicdom's top artists. This deluxe keepsake edition collects some of his greatest moments - including stories from DAREDEVIL #102; MARVEL PREMIERE #11; IRON FIST #14; UNCANNY X-MEN #137, #153, #205, #268 and ANNUAL #12; AVENGERS ANNUAL #10; WOLVERINE #3; NEW MUTANTS #21; CLASSIC X-MEN #13; EXCALIBUR #16; and X-MEN UNLIMITED #36.


376 PGS./Marvel T+ …$29.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1887-x

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JACK KIRBY…$29.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1574-9)


STAN LEE…$29.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1693-1)


STEVE DITKO…$29.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1783-0)


JOHN ROMITA SR.…$29.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1780-6)

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 2
Written by STAN LEE, ROY THOMAS, DENNIS O'NEIL & FRIENDS


Penciled by STEVE DITKO, BILL EVERETT, MARIE SEVERIN, DAN ADKINS & GEORGE TUSKA


Cover by STEVE DITKO


Time to toss out that rabbit's foot at last, True Believer! After thirteen years around the cauldron your luck has paid off-we're conjuring up a sensational second Doctor Strange Masterworks!


Featuring the mind-blowing ocular occult of Steve Ditko teamed with Stan "The Man" Lee, you'll want to make sure you nail down your ouija board before breaking this sacred tome open. They're aided and abetted by Roy Thomas, Dennis O'Neil, Bill Everett, Marie Severin and Dan Adkins. With a roll call like that this one's anything but cursed!


We've got the climactic battle with the dread Dormammu and the cataclysmic intervention of Eternity; in his first-ever appearance the Living Tribunal lays his judgment upon the Earth, and if that's not enough reality-threatening thrills for you, we pit him head-to-head with Nebulous, Lord of the Planets Perilous. It's guaranteed to rattle your astral fillings!


The origin of the Ancient One, the return of Baron Mordo, Strange's struggle against Kaluu while Clea's life hangs in the balance, and an otherworldly odyssey into deadly dimensions to save the lovely Victoria Bentley are the final incantations in this spell unlike any other ever uttered!


Collecting Strange Tales #142-168 and a gallery of Doctor Strange's cover appearances across the entire Strange Tales run!


304 PGS./All Ages …$49.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1180-8

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 2 (VARIANT)
304 PGS./All Ages …$54.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1740-7

DAREDEVIL VOL. 4 HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Penciled by ALEX MALEEV


Cover by ALEX MALEEV


This deluxe hardcover collects DAREDEVIL VOL. 9: KING OF HELL'S KITCHEN and DAREDEVIL VOL. 10: THE WIDOW, plus a hefty helping of DVD-style extras. In KING OF HELL'S KITCHEN, the Yakuza have come to stake their claim to Hell's Kitchen, targeting Matt Murdock. Their unforgettable battle royale is just the tip of the iceberg, and Daredevil will never be the same again! Featuring guest-appearances by Spider-Man, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Reed Richards and Dr. Strange! In THE WIDOW, the Man Without Fear's fiery, redheaded ex-partner is back in Hell's Kitchen to help Daredevil keep the streets clean. But why has she really returned? One of Marvel's greatest love stories takes an unexpected turn, and all in the horrible face of...Jigsaw! Guest-starring Nick Fury and the Avengers! Collects DAREDEVIL #56-64 - plus the DAREDEVIL #65 anniversary special, written by Bendis and illustrated by some of the greatest comic artists never to Daredevil before.


280 PGS./Marvel T+ …$29.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1342-8

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DAREDEVIL VOL. 1…$29.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1015-1)


DAREDEVIL VOL. 2…$29.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-0926-9)

ARANA VOL. 2: IN THE BEGINNING DIGEST
Written by FIONA AVERY


Penciled by ROGER CRUZ


Cover by MARK BROOKS


Straight from the pages of AMAZING FANTASY come the continuing adventures of Anya Corazon - scrappy teen from Brooklyn by day, and butt-kicking Hunter of the ancient and mystical Spider Society by night! What seems like a routine collar turns out to be anything but when the corrupt judge Anya captured reveals a deadly new threat to the Spider Society. While Miguel tangles with an old enemy, a new nemesis arrives on the scene to challenge Anya - in the most unlikely of places! La Voz del Norte calls Araa a "modern, Latina role-model!" Collects ARAA: HEART OF THE SPIDER #1-6.


144 PGS./T+ …$7.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1719-9


ARANA VOL. 1: HEART OF THE SPIDER DIGEST STILL AVAILABLE!


$7.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1506-4)

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1: THE SINISTER SIX DIGEST
Written by KITTY FROSS & ERICA DAVID


Penciled by PATRICK SCHERBERGER


Cover by TONY SALVADOR DANIEL


What separates the super-villains from just plain old villains? When they escape from prison, regular villains might lay low for a while and enjoy the sweetness of freedom. But not a super-villain like Doctor Octopus - the minute he's free, he's gathering up the most dangerous crew ever assembled: the Vulture, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Sandman and Mysterio! And they've all got one thing on their minds: bringing down Spider-Man once and for all! Also, catch the story that started it all: the origin and Spider-Man! Plus: the return of the Human Torch!


96 PGS./All Ages …$6.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1739-3

POWER PACK DIGEST
Written by MARC SUMERAK


Penciled by GURIHIRU


Cover by GURIHIRU


THE PACK IS BACK! Readers of all ages rejoice as Marvel's youngest team of super heroes returns for more awesome action, family fun and Snark-stomping adventures! It's the triumphant return of everyone's favorite super-powered siblings - Alex, Julie, Jack and Katie - in brand-new stories that are sure to delight new readers and longtime fans alike!


96 PGS./All Ages …$6.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1736-9

WOLVERINE: SOULTAKER TPB
Written by AKIRA YOSHIDA


Penciled by SHIN NAGASAWA


Cover by KATSUYA TERADA


Like Ninjas? Zombies? Wolverine? Want to see Wolverine fight ninjas and zombies? THEN THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU! Wolverine returns to Japan only to get caught in the middle of an ancient war between gods and demons! Can Logan tip the balance for good - and save his soul, Japan and the world? And what does the mysterious Mark of Mana have to do with it? Collects WOLVERINE: SOULTAKER #1-5.


120 PGS./ T+ …$13.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1505-6

ULTIMATES 2 VOL. 1: GODS AND MONSTERS TPB
Written by MARK MILLAR


Penciled by BRYAN HITCH


Cover by BRYAN HITCH


It's been one year since they stopped an alien invasion, and now things get hard. 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? Why, just in this first story, we see Ultimate Hulk and the secret origin of Ultimate Thor, and get a look at the entire Ultimate Universe as drawn by Bryan Hitch! It's guest-stars galore - featuring the X-Men, Daredevil, Captain Britain and even the Defenders! Collects THE ULTIMATES 2 #1-6.


144 PGS./Marvel T+ …$15.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1093-3

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THE ULTIMATES VOL. 1: SUPER-HUMAN…$12.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-0960-9)


THE ULTIMATES VOL. 2: HOMELAND SECURITY…$17.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1078-X)

UNCANNY X-MEN - THE NEW AGE VOL. 3: ON ICE TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT


Penciled by ALAN DAVIS


Cover by ALAN DAVIS


High adventure in the Savage Land! The X-Men discover a wondrous and advanced new civilization when they return to the isolated, Antarctic jungle - but it's none too friendly toward humans…or mutants! And could the X-Men have unintentionally helped them take their first steps toward world domination? Plus: The team gains a highly unexpected new member! Collects UNCANNY X-MEN #455-461.


168 PGS./Marvel T+ …$15.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1649-4

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UNCANNY X-MEN - THE NEW AGE VOL. 1: THE END OF HISTORY…$12.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1535-8)


UNCANNY X-MEN - THE NEW AGE VOL. 2: THE CRUELEST CUT…$11.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1645-1)

ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL. 2: DANGEROUS TPB
Written by JOSS WHEDON


Penciled by JOHN CASSADAY


Cover by JOHN CASSADAY


A tragic death at the Xavier Institute reveals a powerful enemy living among the X-Men that they could never have suspected - and no, it's not Magneto. Things heat up in a way none of the X-Men ever dreamed, but will teamwork save the day when they can't even depend on themselves? Collects ASTONISHING X-MEN #7-12.


144 PGS./Marvel T+ …$14.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1677-X

ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL. 1: GIFTED TRADE PAPERBACK


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$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7850-1531-5)

X-MEN VIGNETTES VOL. 2 TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT


Penciled by JOHN BOLTON


Cover by JOHN BOLTON


From the frozen Canadian wilderness to the Shi'ar Galaxy, witness behind-the-scenes tales from an earlier X-Men era! See through the psionic sight of a super-villain! Secrets of Magneto, Banshee, Colossus, Storm, Wolverine and more revealed! It's subplot central from Marvel's magnificent mutant maven! Collects the backups stories from CLASSIC X-MEN #14-25.


152 PGS./Marvel T+ …$17.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1728-8


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$17.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-0812-2)

NEW X-MEN: ACADEMY X VOL. 3: EXPOSED TPB
Written by NUNZIO DEFILIPPIS & CHRISTINA WEIR


Penciled by MICHAEL RYAN & PACO MEDINA


Cover by MICHAEL RYAN


Three tales of tomorrow's X-Men! In "X-Posed," a forbidden relationship comes out into the open, with consequences for everyone at Xavier's! In "Campfire," 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 they start saying some things that might signal the end of New Mutants forever?! And in "Year's End," 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! Collects NEW X-MEN: ACADEMY X #12-15.


96 PGS./Marvel T+ …$10.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1791-1

STORMBREAKER: THE SAGA OF BETA RAY BILL TPB
Written by MICHAEL AVON OEMING & DANIEL BERMAN


Penciled by ANDREA DI VITO


Cover by ANDREA DI VITO


The sole survivor of all that was Asgard, will Beta Ray Bill escape the end of one world only to face his own end in the form of an enemy greater than any he has battled before? Introducing Stardust, a creature of cosmic power who turns his enemies to dust to fuel the stars. And that's just what he intends to do to Beta Ray Bill - and the Korbinite people - but he's only following orders. The question is: from whom? The answer is big, and we mean BIG! Collects STORMBREAKER: THE SAGA OF BETA RAY BILL #1-6.


144 PGS./Marvel T+ …$16.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1720-2

FANTASTIC FOUR: FOES TPB
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


Penciled by CLIFF RATHBURN


Cover by JIM CHEUNG


The foes of the Fantastic Four take center stage! After years of continued defeat at the hands of the FF, why would a person still attempt something he has learned to be impossible? Get inside the heads of all your favorite FF foes as we watch their capers from start to finish from their perspective, their point of view, and at last learn...what were these guys thinking? Collects FANTASTIC FOUR: FOES #1-6.


144 PGS./Marvel T+ …$16.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1662-1

HULK: TEMPEST FUGIT TPB
Written by PETER DAVID


Penciled by LEE WEEKS & JAE LEE


Cover by LEE WEEKS


Peter David returns. Hulk smash! Stalking across the depths of the ocean, dispatching everything from sharks to giant squids, comes the Hulk. As a long-buried episode from Bruce Banner's youth begins to surface with possible ramifications for the future, the Hulk finds himself washed up on a strange island, populated by several hapless victims...and some most unexpected monsters. Collects INCREDIBLE HULK #77-82.


144 PGS./Marvel T+ …$14.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1541-2

HULK VISIONARIES: PETER DAVID VOL. 1 TRADE PAPERBACK


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$19.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1541-2)

STRANGE: BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS TPB
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI & SARA "SAMM" BARNES


Penciled by BRANDON PETERSON


Cover by BRANDON PETERSON


Brash young surgeon Dr. Stephen Strange is on a collision course with destiny - a journey that will force him to search the deepest corners of his own heart…and the outer reaches of the cosmos! Masters of the comic-book medium J. Michael Straczynski, Samm Barnes and Brandon Peterson chronicle the adventures of the Master of the Mystic Arts in the year's most highly anticipated origin story!


Collects STRANGE #1-6.


144 PGS./Marvel T+ …$17.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1577-3

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 6 TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, LOUISE SIMONSON & WALTER SIMONSON


Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR., RICK LEONARDI, JUNE BRIGMAN, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, BRET BLEVINS, ALAN DAVIS, ARTHUR ADAMS, TERRY SHOEMAKER, WALT SIMONSON, JACKSON GUICE & JOHN BOGDANOVE


Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.


"Mutant" means "change," and there was plenty of that when the Uncanny X-Men counted down to the Marvel Mutant Massacre beginning with the trial of Magneto! Rachel Summers became Phoenix and the Brotherhood became Freedom Force! Lady Deathstrike became a cyborg, Moonstar a Valkyrie, Colossus a killer, and Psylocke an X-Man! And Sabretooth first set his clawed foot into the X-Universe alongside his fellow Marauders! Guest-starring the original X-Factor, Power Pack and Thor! Gods, Morlocks, talking frogs and more! Collects UNCANNY X-MEN #199-213, NEW MUTANTS SPECIAL EDITION #1, X-MEN ANNUAL #9, X-FACTOR #9-11, NEW MUTANTS #46, THOR #373-374 and POWER PACK #27.


656 PGS./Marvel T+ …$16.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1727-X

These ESSENTIAL X-MEN TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!


ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 1…$14.95 (ISBN: 0-7851-0256-6)


ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 2…$14.95 (ISBN: 0-7851-0298-1)


ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 3…$14.95 (ISBN: 0-7851-0661-8)


ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 4…$14.95 (ISBN: 0-7851-0775-4)


ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 5…$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1366-5)

ESSENTIAL DAREDEVIL VOL. 3 TPB
Written by STAN LEE, ROY THOMAS, GARY FRIEDRICH, LEN WEIN, GERRY CONWAY & ALLYN BRODSKY


Penciled by GENE COLAN, BARRY SMITH, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH & DON HECK


Cover by GENE COLAN


Daredevil's original identity crisis kicks off a collection of Colan classics! The ups and downs of his doomed love for Karen Page begin here! And DD goes Hollywood with the Stuntmaster and Brother Brimstone, but is any star as big as...the Stilt-Man? From costumed crimelords to otherworldly intruders, foes both famed and forgotten fall before the fighter without fear! Guest-starring Spider-Man, the Black Panther, Nick Fury and Iron Man! Collects DAREDEVIL #49-74 and IRON MAN #35-36.


584 PGS./Marvel T+ …$16.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1724-5

These ESSENTIAL DAREDEVIL TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!


ESSENTIAL DAREDEVIL VOL. 1…$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1861-6) (NEW PRINTING)


ESSENTIAL DAREDEVIL VOL. 2…$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-0949-8)

AVENGERS: VISION AND THE SCARLET WITCH TPB
Written by STEVE ENGLEHART & BILL MANTLO


Penciled by DON HECK & RICK LEONARDI


Cover by GIL KANE


The remnants of their relationship are in ruins, but how did it begin? See how a match made in heaven started with a wedding in Limbo, and Halloween horror proves that the magic stayed in this marriage! Starring the Avengers, the Inhumans and others against Dormammu, the Grim Reaper and more! A golden age mystery solved! The Vision bonds with his brothers in all but blood, but who is the Scarlet Witch's father? Marvel's oddest couple shows that home is where the heroes are! Collects GIANT-SIZE AVENGERS #4 and VISION AND THE SCARLET WITCH #1-4.


128 PGS./Marvel T+ …$15.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1770-9

POSTERS

Ghost Rider #1 Poster
Art by Clayton Crain


24" x 36" / FC ...$5.95


FOC 7/21 o On-Sale 8/10

 
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