Marvel Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping January, 2006

Tue, October 18th, 2005 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Marvel Comics has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for product shipping January, 2006.

Marvel Solicitations - Last Six Months

ULTIMATE MARVEL - THE GOLD STANDARD

ULTIMATE EXTINCTION #1 (of 5)
Written by WARREN ELLIS


Pencils & Cover by BRANDON PETERSON


It's time for the coming of Gah Lak Tus! And his arrival could mean the end of all life on this planet! Not even the power of S.H.I.E.L.D or the brilliance of Fantastic Four leader Reed Richards seems able to stop its inexorable march to Earth. What role do the Ultimate X-Men have in this drama? And who on Earth is Misty Knight and how does she know the fate of our world may rest with-Ultimate Silver Surfer?


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

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR / X-MEN
Written by MIKE CAREY


Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY


The mutant-finding machine supreme-Cerebro-is in the devious hands of the Mad Thinker, who, with her newly-acquired powers, seems impossible to thwart! Even the combined strength of the Fantastic Four and the X-Men mean nothing in this epic conflict. But will a chance for victory come from the most unexpected source imaginable? It's an ultimate shocker as we conclude this special crossover, begun last month in Ultimate X-Men / Fantastic Four!


32 PGS./RATED A ...$2.99

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #89
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils and Cover by MARK BAGLEY


"SILVER SABLE"


Spider-Man is finally brought to the head of the Roxxon conglomerate for the most bizarre confrontation of his life. Plus-what makes Ultimate Silver Sable tick? What secrets does this most colorful mercenary hold? This very special issue of Ultimate Spider-Man reveals all! Part 4 (of 5)


32 PGS./ RATED A ...$2.50

ULTIMATE X-MEN #66
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


Pencils & Cover by TOM RANEY


"DATE NIGHT" Part 1 (of 3)


After the events of Magnetic North and their recent encounter with the master of magnetism, our heroes kick back for a night on the town with their significant others. But who or what is The Magician and how is he going to wreck their plans? Meanwhile, Wolverine runs into an old teammate who's out for revenge... Join new Ultimate X-Men writer Robert Kirkman and Ultimate Secret's Tom Raney as they take the Ultimate Universe's favorite mutants to dazzling new heights!


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

ULTIMATES 2 #10
Written by MARK MILLAR


Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH


"GRAND THEFT AMERICA"


Despite all the globe-girdling surveillance information and awesome firepower of S.H.I.E.L.D and its super-powered army-the Ultimates-the unthinkable has happened! An unknown enemy with unimaginable power and an unstoppable force of will is at our shores... Will hope rise from the ashes of defeat, or is this truly the end for the Ultimates? Part 4 (of 6)


32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$2.99

SPIDER-MAN

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #4
Written by PETER DAVID


Pencils & Cover by MIKE WIERINGO


THE SPIDER-MAN CROSSOVER EVENT OF THE DECADE ENDS HERE!


The fourth and final month of "The Other," a startling super-story spanning four months that has turned the wall-crawler's world upside down! The next stage in Spidey's history starts here, True Believer! Peter has been pushed farther than he ever has been before. Farther than anyone should. So what changes are in store for him and, indeed, those he loves most? Can he go back to who he was? Does he want to?


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

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #22
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN


Pencils & Cover by PAT LEE


THE SPIDER-MAN CROSSOVER EVENT OF THE DECADE ENDS HERE!


The fourth and final month of "The Other," a startling super-story spanning four months that has turned the wall-crawler's world upside down, and set the stage for the year to come, uniting the creative talents behind all three Spider-Man titles! With great power must come great responsibility...but what comes with great understanding? In the past few months, Peter Parker has traveled to places he never has before. Now the question is, can he go home?


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

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #528
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO


THE SPIDER-MAN CROSSOVER EVENT OF THE DECADE ENDS HERE!


The fourth and final month of "The Other," a startling super-story spanning four months that has turned the wall-crawler's world upside down! The next stage in Spidey's history starts here, True Believer! Changes take many forms. Peter Parker's stared into the abyss -- but did stare back into him? Or is he better armed for the next chapter of his life...a chapter that will transform his world even further...and, indeed, the entire Marvel Universe?


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

SPIDER-GIRL #94
Written by TOM DEFALCO


Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ


Since the ranks of the Avengers were depleted by injuries suffered during Last Hero Standing, Hawkeye, Scott Lang and the Scarlet Witch get back into harness! Their first mission is to investigate the strange doings at Osborn Corporation...which, quite naturally, leads them into conflict with everyone's favorite web-stunner.


32 PGS./ALL AGES ...$2.99

SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #13
Written by AARON WILLIAMS and LENAR CLARK


Penciled by CASEY JONES and TIM SMITH


Cover by JOÃO SILVEIRA


Hunger strikes the Rhino and Spidey and they find themselves at Mac's Diner for fine fast-food cuisine! When Mac himself, who hates Spider-Man, asks for Spidey's help to get rid of the Rhino, we're forced to wonder: Will Spider-Man help out a guy who's attitude makes J Jonah Jameson look like the president of the Spider-Man fan club!? And, in our second feature, while the Vulture's scheme may get foiled on page one of "24 Hour Bug," the cold he's got moves into Spidey's home. Now Peter Parker - the Spider-Man - must face his most unbeatable foe - his wife! Budding writers Aaron Williams and Lenar Clark tackle Spider-Man in two hilarious stories penciled by Casey Jones and Tim Smith! Guest starring the Rhino!


32 PGS./RATED A...$2.99

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #2
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER


Pencils & Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA


Imagine that you announced your true feelings for a girl in front of half the student body and she not only rejects you, she starts spending copious amounts of time with the school dweeb! What do you do? Well, if you're quarterback Flash Thompson, you turn yourself into that dweeb's worst nightmare!


32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

SPIDER-MAN/BLACK CAT: EVIL THAT MEN DO #6 (of 6)
Written by KEVIN SMITH


Pencils & Cover by TERRY DODSON


No, this is not a dream. No, your eyes are not fooling you. Yes, it is one month later and this is the solicit for the next - and final - issue of the series you thought would never be finished. And once you read this issue, True Believer, you'll know that the wait was worth it. As events race to a stunning conclusion, Felicia reveals a long-held secret from her past that might be the only key to save a life teetering on the brink. This is a story you'll be discussing and debating for some time.


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

MARVEL KNIGHTS

ARES #1 (of 5)
Written by MICHAEL AVON OEMING


Pencils & Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN


For thousands of years, Ares, The God of War, has been the most violent and ruthlessly efficient killer in Zeus's stable. The Nuclear Option to be sent in when absolutely, positively, need to kill everything in sight. Now, Ares -- who has invaded Olympus, attempted to take over earth, stood at the walls of Troy, and fought toe to toe with and against Earth's greatest heroes - has turned his back on Olympus and centuries of brutal warfare to begin life anew on Earth with one goal: to raise his child. But what happens when Olympus - under siege and in danger of falling - calls on its most violent son to come to its rescue? And what happens if Ares refuses? Will Zeus destroy his son...and his grandson...to save his city? This five issues miniseries, illustrated by Travel Foreman and written by Mike Oeming, brings together heroes new and old, uniting Hercules and the Greek Pantheon with the Marvel Universe. Ares is the God of War, so we promise this is like no heroic book Marvel has done before. Heads will fly and blood will flow between Ares and anyone who stands in the way of his son.


32 PGS./ PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$2.99

BLACK PANTHER #12
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN


Penciled by SCOT EATON


Cover by MIKE DEODATO


"Two the Hard Way"


The Panther continues his guest-star parade when he's called down the bayou to assist Blade, the Vampire Slayer! Do we need to say more? Jump on board here, True Believer, as BLACK PANTHER revs up to an event of cataclysmic proportions.


Part 3 of 4


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

BLACK WIDOW 2: THE THINGS THEY SAY ABOUT HER #5 (of 6)
Written by RICHARD K. MORGAN


Breakdowns by SEAN PHILLIPS


Finishes by BILL SIENKIEWICZ


Cover by SEAN PHILLIPS


The Black Widow stands alone with all her enemies arrayed before her. Will she be able to save herself, much less the captured Nick Fury, before it's too late?


32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$2.99

DAREDEVIL #81
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils & Cover by ALEX MALEEV


It's the end of an era. The end of the Eisner-Award winning Bendis/Maleev run is here, and you'll have to see it to believe it! The team that outed Matt Murdock will leave you awestruck with a major change in the life of the Man Without Fear. A major, major change. 'Nuff said! Guest-starring everyone!


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

GHOST RIDER #5 (of 6)
Written by GARTH ENNIS


Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN


"The Road to Damnation"


Hell has come to Texas. Literally! Kazaan has gone and done it. He's unleashed the cream of the Inferno, the greatest fiends of the Pit, onto the mortal soil. How does the Ghost Rider hope to contend with an endless swarm of demons?


32 PGS./ PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #26
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA


Penciled by VALENTINE DELANDRO


Cover by ANDY BRASE


Sacrifices have been made, dark forces are gathering like storm clouds over Whisper Hill-the abandoned home of the deceased witch Agatha Harkness-and the Fantastic Four's powers are short-circuiting. With the malevolent Salem Seven about to open a portal to the land of the dead, can the FF afford to stay away?


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

PUNISHER VS. BULLSEYE #3 (of 5)
Written by DANIEL WAY


Penciled by STEVE DILLON


Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU


"Massacre on 34th Street": Marvel's top two relentless psychopaths square off - and pity the fool who gets between them. Like, say, mobster Nico Patrillo, who's sprawled on the floor of a five-ton city bus that's careening down Sixth Avenue, with Bullseye behind the wheel, the Punisher in hot pursuit, and virtually the entire NYPD converging on them all. This is gonna hurt.


32 PGS./ PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$2.99

WOLVERINE #38
Written by DANIEL WAY


Layouts by JAVIER SALTARES


Finishes by MARK TEXEIRA


Cover by KAARE ANDREWS


"Origins and Endings"


The entire Marvel Universe holds its collective breath-after all this time, can it be true? Wolverine returns to his "birthplace," the top-secret military installation known as Department H, the site of the original Weapon X project. But what is he looking for...and who is looking for him? Part 3 of 5


32 PGS./ PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$2.99

X-STATIX PRESENTS: DEAD GIRL #1 (of 5)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN


Art by NICK DRAGOTTA AND MICHAEL ALLRED


Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED


It's hard to keep a good girl down...especially when she's Dead! That's right, True Believers, hold onto you're freaking hats! After a brief hiatus caused by their, ahem, deaths, everyone's favorite mutants are back! And this time, they're bringing a host of...questions with them. Like why do some heroes and villains keep on dying, only to return from the dead? And why do other heroes and villains bite the bullet, only to remain dead? Who decides on this craziness? Is it some karmic wheel in the sky? Some fickle finger of fate? Or is it just some guy in the marketing department? Well, one such deceased villain, named The Pitiful One, is going to find out. When the Pitiful One decides that he's tired of being dead, he assembles a posse of Marvel's deadest villains to attack the world of the living. And it's up to Doctor Strange to stop him and his evil cohorts-but he needs help from...well, you know. With Kraven the Hunter, Tike Alicar, and a few other surprise, dead guests.


32 PGS./ PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$2.99

ALL-NEW OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z #1
Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, ERIC J. MOREELS, SEAN MCQUAID, MICHAEL HOSKIN, RONALD BYRD, MARK O'ENGLISH, ANTHONY FLAMINI, BARRY REESE, MIKE FICHERA, STUART VANDAL, BILL LENTZ, MADISON CARTER & CHRIS BIGGS


Cover by KEU CHA


Continuing the success of the 2004-2005 Official Handbooks of the Marvel Universe, 2006 will feature the return of the Handbook from A to Z! While the Handbooks of the past two years focused on specific themes, this twelve-issue monthly series will extend the coverage to all Marvel's characters, teams, objects, events, and places-plus past, future and alternate Earths. The spotlight will fall on more than 600 profiles-including new characters, characters who never received a profile and those needing major updates. As an added bonus, there will be special themed Handbooks covering more than 250 characters throughout the year.


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

MARVEL HORROR

MARVEL ZOMBIES #2 (of 5)
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


Penciled by SEAN PHILLIPS


Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM


From the pages of Ultimate Fantastic Four! On an Earth inhabited by zombified versions of Marvel's greatest heroes, a ray of hope has appeared-the space-born Silver Surfer! Still, can even a being wielding the Power Cosmic long survive among the denizens of this undead world?


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

MARVEL ADVENTURES

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #11
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER


Pencils & Cover by MIKE NORTON


The Mad Thinker can accurately predict future events down to the tiniest variable, making him one of the most dangerous criminal minds alive. So when it turns out Spider-Man somehow operates outside his calculations, the Mad Thinker must find out why-even if he has to destroy Spidey to do it!


32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #8
Written by JEFF PARKER


Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA


Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN


Join Reed, Johnny, Sue and Ben on a journey through time and space! Lockjaw, everybody's favorite teleporting puppy, has the sniffles, and his malfunctioning powers take our Favorite Fighting Family up, down and around the universe, with no promise of returning to earth! Can Mr. Fantastic come up with a doggy cold medicine before they go careening into a black hole?


32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

MARVEL HEROES

DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON #1 (of 6)
Written by JUSTIN GRAY & JIMMY PALMIOTTI


Penciled by KHARI EVANS


Cover by KHARI EVANS AND JIMMY PALMIOTTI


Bounty hunters Misty Knight and Colleen Wing star in the sexy action thriller Daughters of the Dragon, the latest project from writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti. An entertaining mix of gritty action, biting comedy and sharp visuals provided by talented newcomer Khari Evans. When four-less-than "super" villains - Whirlwind, 8-Ball, Humbug and Freezer Burn-skip bail and team up to rob the penthouse apartment of a wealthy publisher, they get more than they bargained for. Misty Knight and Colleen Wing are on the case. Unfortunately, so are a host of villains and assassins looking to recover what was stolen.


32 PGS./ PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$2.99

DOC SAMSON #1 (of 5)
Written by PAUL DI FILIPPO


Penciled by FABRIZIO FIORENTINO


Cover by DANIEL ACUNA


FIRST ISSUE! Busting out from the pages of THE INCREDIBLE HULK, Doc Samson gets his first mini-series! Join the green-haired adventurer as he solves problems with psychoanalytical tactics and good ol' fashioned whuppins! In this first issue, see the good doctor provide therapy for wayward aliens, consult mystic art masters and battle living totem poles! Coming to you from the boundless mind of Paul Di Filipo (Top Ten)!


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

AMAZING FANTASY #17
Written by SIMON FURMAN & STEVE NILES


Penciled by JAMES RAIZ


Cover by LUCIO PARILLO


It's one hundred years in the future and the now-benevolent organization known as AIM has been fighting a non-violent conflict with the fascist government it wishes to change. But there's a splinter group that's ready to return to its violent roots with DEATH'S HEAD 3.0. Problem is, the killer robot isn't sure what side it wants to be on. PLUS: BONUS 8-PAGE BACKUP STORY, Starring Morbius and written by Steve Niles!


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

BOOKS OF DOOM #3 (of 6)
Written by ED BRUBAKER


Penciled by PABLO RAIMONDI


Cover by PAOLO RIVERA


Victor Von Doom has lost everything he cares about; his science, his ego, and his destiny were all left on the walls of the American University where his dreams were shattered to bits. Now Victor wanders through Eastern Europe, a man without a purpose, a man without a face.


But will the Cold War era allow a man like Victor Von Doom to disappear, no matter how much he may want to? This is the story of the missing years between when Doom left America and when his armor was forged, the story of how a broken man decided to take his life back and make the world pay for his disgrace.


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

FANTASTIC FOUR #534
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


Pencils & Cover by MIKE MCKONE


GUEST-STARRING THE HULK! It's a throwdown in the Nevada desert between the Thing and the Hulk--with the rest of the FF caught in the middle!


32 PGS./RATED A ...$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR/IRON MAN: BIG IN JAPAN #4 (of 4)
Written by ZEB WELLS


Pencils & Wraparound cover by SETH FISHER


Guaranteed Chock Full'O Monsters!


There's trouble in more than just Tokyo now! With the mother of all monsters, the Apocalypse Beast, tearing its way across the globe, the Fantastic Four and Iron Man join forces in a tenuous team-up with the Mole Man! It's a last ditch effort on Monster Island to save the world from getting squashed-literally!


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

IRON MAN: INEVITABLE #2 (of 6)
Written by JOE CASEY


Pencils & Cover by FRAZER IRVING


The Spymaster makes his first move -- which means it's the armored Avenger vs. the Ghost! Classic enemies are emerging with all-new agendas as Tony Stark fights to survive. Pulse-pounding action in the mighty Marvel manner! This is the Iron Man you've been waiting for!


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

INCREDIBLE HULK #91
Written by DANIEL WAY


Penciled by JUAN SANTACRUZ


Cover by BRANDON PETERSON


"PEACE IN OUR TIME"


It's Rock vs. Hard Place, as The HULK goes toe-to-toe with a construct capable of adapting to the strength of any opponent. But doesn't HULK get stronger as he gets madder? Something's gotta give, and you won't BELIEVE the killer ending! This is the issue that catapults HULK into Marvel's biggest story line of 2006! Part 4 (of 4)


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

MARVEL TEAM-UP #16
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


Penciled by PACO MEDINA


Cover by PHIL HESTER


Our heroes come face to face with the villain responsible for taking down every well-known hero in the Marvel Universe. 32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP...$2.99

NEW THUNDERBOLTS #17
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA


Pencils & Cover by TOM GRUMMETT


The NEW SWORDSMAN vs. BARON ZEMO! `Nuff said? No-not nearly enough! There's an UNMASKING! A RESURRECTION! And Zemo's master plan is REVEALED - and when it is, this book will be turned upside down and inside out!


32 PGS./ RATED A ...$2.99

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: WARREN ELLIS/JIM CHEUNG
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS


Here's an ULTIMATE SECRET we don't want you to keep: MARVEL SPOTLIGHT celebrates its big second issue with an in-depth profile on Warren Ellis, currently setting his name alongside the legends with stories both thought-provoking and compelling. We'll talk through all subjects high and low-from his first work with Marvel (DOCTOR WHO, EXCALIBUR) to today (ULTIMATE GALACTUS TRILOGY, NEXTWAVE). MARVEL SPOTLIGHT isn't done there, though, as we also bring you up-close to YOUNG AVENGERS' Jim Cheung, a Marvel artist taking the world by storm. We'll look at original art and sketches, and get to know this fan-favorite artist like never before. So don't keep the secret! See you in the pages of Spotlight!


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

MARVEL MILESTONES SPECIAL: BLOODSTONE, X-51 & CAPTAIN MARVEL II
Written by JOHN WARNER, DAN ABNETT, ANDY LANNING, JACK KIRBY & ROGER STERN


Penciled by MIKE VOSBURG, PAT BOYETTE, MICHAEL LOPEZ, JACK KIRBY & JOHN ROMITA JR.


Cover by GIL KANE


He has lived for untold centuries, but today is the day he may die! It's the fear-fraught first appearance of Ulysses Bloodstone from MARVEL PRESENTS #1 (October 1975). And proving that Bloodstone runs thicker than water, his daughter, Elsa, inherits the family business in BLOODSTONE #1 (December 2001). Plus: They made him in their own image, then condemned him to death for being too human! Machine Man, the Living Robot-hunted, hounded-fights to survive in a hostile world in MACHINE MAN #1 (April 1978). And finally, who's that lady? Presenting the exciting origin of the all-new, all-different, all-terrific Captain Marvel from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #16 (1982).


104 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$4.99

NEW MANGAVERSE #1 (of 5)
Written by C. B. CEBULSKI


Pencils & Cover by TOMMY OHTSUKA


"RINGS OF FATE"


The story they said would never be told! It's been a dark time since we last saw the Mangaverse. Most of the heroes have been driven underground-and now someone's killing them one by one! Join writer C.B. Cebulski (writer and consultant on the original Mangaverse comics) and artist Tommy Ohtsuka (from the super-popular manga and anime series Slayers and Rescue Angels) for five issues of nonstop action! Whether you're a fan of the original Mangaverse or just a fan of exciting comics-the New Mangaverse is the place to be!


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

NEXTWAVE #1 (of 12)
Written by WARREN ELLIS


Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN


RRRAAAAAGGGGGHHHHH!!! Action! Excitement! Explosions! The Highest Anti-Terrorism Effort, or H.A.T.E. (a subsidiary of the Beyond Corporation©) put NEXTWAVE together to fight Bizarre Weapons of Mass Destruction. When NEXTWAVE discovers that H.A.T.E. and Beyond© are terrorist cells themselves and that the BWMDs were intended to kill them, they are less than pleased. In fact, they are rather angry. So they make things explode. Lots of things. Starring Monica Rambeau (formerly Captain Marvel and Photon), Aaron Stack (Machine Man), Tabitha Smith (X-Force's Meltdown), monster-hunter Elsa Bloodstone and The Captain! Guest-starring Fin Fang Foom!!! If you like anything, you will LOVE NEXTWAVE!!! BOOM!!


32 PGS./ PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$2.99

NEW AVENGERS #15
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils & Cover by FRANK CHO


The time has come for the New Avengers to go public. Who will stand and declare themselves a New Avenger? Some stay and some go. And some old friends come back to the fold. All this and the New Avengers face their toughest opponent yet... J. Jonah Jameson! Plus the secrets of Jessica Drew continue.


32 PGS./ RATED A ...$2.50

NICK FURY'S HOWLING COMMANDOS #4
Written by KEITH GIFFEN


Penciled by EDUARDO FRANCISCO


Cover by ERIC CANETE


Trouble in Monsterdise! The evil Merlin is approached by Damien Hellstrom with a deal he can't refuse: form an unholy alliance heck-bent on destroying the Howling Commandos! And you'll never believe who's changing sides to help them! It's action, betrayal, romance, grossness and the strangest group of superhero monsters this side of the apocalypse!


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

RUNAWAYS #12
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN


Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA


Cover by JAMES JEAN


Good-bye, New York City! It's the stunning conclusion to East Coast/West Coast, as the Runaways finally come face-to-face with the New Avengers AND the mystery villain who framed Cloak and attacked Dagger. See why Entertainment Weekly considers this series a MUST!


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

SENTINEL #3 (of 5)
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER


Art & Cover by UDON


Juston and his Sentinel face off against their greatest challenge yet: a whole new breed of Sentinel with stealthy grace and orders to destroy!


32 PGS./ RATED A ...$2.99

PULSE #13
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Penciled by MICHAEL GAYDOS


Cover by MIKE MAYHEW


With the eyes of the Marvel Universe looking on...a baby is born! Its a rare occasion in the Marvel Universe, so be here for a genuine emotional event! And it doesn't end the way you might think. Jessica Jones and Luke Cage's life will never be the same again!!


Guest-starring the New Avengers.


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

THE SENTRY #5 (of 8)
Written by PAUL JENKINS


Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.


Doctor Cornelius Worth, the Sentry's psychiatrist, has discovered his patient's most devastating secret! Now, will the greatest threat to his life and security be the Void, the mob...or the Sentry himself?


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

THING #3
Written by DAN SLOTT


Pencils & Cover by ANDREA DI VITO


"Fun N' Games" Pt. 3 (Conclusion)


The Thing vs. Hulks? When you're on "The Deadliest Place on Earth" anything can happen-as long as it's guaranteed to get you killed! It's more Fun N' Games with Nighthawk, Constrictor, and Tony Stark.


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

SHE-HULK #4
Written by DAN SLOTT


Penciled by SCOTT KOLINS


Cover by GREG HORN


"Return to Bone"


Not too long ago, She-Hulk lost control of her powers and destroyed an entire town... and silently stood by as the blame was cast on her cousin. Now it's time to pick up the pieces, take responsibility for her actions, and pay the price. A done-in-one story that's the official sequel to THE AVENGERS: SEARCH FOR SHE-HULK. Also in this issue, discover which old school AVENGER is joining the cast! You won't see this one coming! Well, unless you look at the cover to SHE-HULK #5 in February's previews... darn it!


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

SPIDER-WOMAN: ORIGIN #2 (of 5)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & BRIAN REED


Pencils & Cover by JONATHAN LUNA


The epic mini-series continues! Young Jessica Drew's life takes a scary turn as she joins forces with shadowy Hydra, a terrorist organization bent on world domination! Eisner Award-winning scribe Brian Michael Bendis (NEW AVENGERS) and red-hot Marvel newcomer Brian Reed (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN video game) join forces with the fantastic visuals of The Luna Brothers (ULTRA, GIRLS) to continue the spine-tingling saga of Spider-Woman's early years!


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

SABLE & FORTUNE #1 (of 6)
Written by BRENDAN CAHILL


Painted by JOHN BURNS


Cover by JOHN BURNS


Silver Sable is leader of the unstoppable Wild Pack and the world's greatest mercenary! But times change...the Pack has gotten so big it no longer resembles the team Sable once led-and when evidence points to a traitor, Sable will stop at nothing until she finds him! Enter a brash young private detective calling himself Dominic Fortune, who's out to make a name in the world of international espionage! With Sable branded a has-been-and Fortune's star ascending-they're a match made in heaven...as long as Fortune shuts up and follows Sable's orders! Newcomer Brendan Cahill is joined by British comics legend John Burns (Judge Dredd, the Bendatti Vendetta) for six issues of intense superspy heroics!


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

X-MEN

ASTONISHING X-MEN SAGA
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY


It's been the hottest 12 issues in comics! Now, here's the entire story in one easily digestible 48-page one-shot! Relive the greatest moments from one of the greatest comics of the year! With a new cover by Astonishing X-Men artist, John Cassaday!


48 PGS./ RATED A ...$3.99

CABLE/DEADPOOL #24
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA


Pencils & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER


It's DEADPOOL vs. SPIDER-MAN!! It's the wisecracking face-off of a lifetime-a veritable smart#$% smackdown! What brought them together? We're not telling! Who will win? Hopefully, Spidey, since at the least he'd let DP keep breathing. Wait-what's that you ask? Of course there's a REASON why they're fighting...and it's guaranteed to make sense!


But does it matter? It's DEADPOOL vs. SPIDER-MAN!!


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

EXILES #75 & #76
Written by TONY BEDARD


Pencils & Cover by JAMES CALAFIORE


"WORLD TOUR: 2099" Part 1 & 2 (of 2)!


The Exiles are gonna party like it's 2099! The World Tour continues and the Exiles just might happen to pick up another teammate! Our money's on Hulk! Or Skullfire!


32 PGS. (EACH)/ RATED A ...$2.99 (EACH)

GENERATION M #3 (of 5)
Written by PAUL JENKINS


Penciled by RAMON BACHS


Cover by STUART IMMONEN


DECIMATION! Reporter Sally Floyd tells the story of those rocked by the decimating effects of House of M. One such story is that of Frederick J. Dukes, A.K.A. The Blob! There's someone out there that doesn't want these stories to be told and is willing to do anything to silence those who are talking...


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

NEW EXCALIBUR #3
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT


Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL RYAN


"Defenders of the Realm" Part 3 (of 3)


It's New Excalibur vs. the original X-Men!! With the Uncanny X-Men down, can Captain Britain and his team defeat what appears to be a murderous team of Cyclops, Jean Grey, Iceman, Beast, Angel and Charles Xavier?


32 PGS./ RATED A ...$2.99

MYTHOS: X-MEN
Written by PAUL JENKINS


Painted by PAOLO RIVERA


Cover by PAOLO RIVERA


AN ALL-NEW SERIES OF PAINTED ONE-SHOTS FROM MARVEL, RECAPTURING THE EARLIEST DAYS OF OUR GREATEST HEROES! The first of a series of quintessential, stand-alone, done-in-one stories by Paul Jenkins and Paolo Rivera, MYTHOS: X-MEN takes readers back to the formative days of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, and recounts the first encounter between the nescient, teen-aged X-Men with their ultimate nemesis, Magneto! Filled with new detail and nuance, the MYTHOS books are also the perfect starter set for those readers new to the Marvel cast of characters, or to those who known them only from movies and television cartoons!


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

NEW X-MEN #22
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE


Pencils & Cover by MARK BROOKS


"Childhood's End"


Being a teenager isn't easy. Especially if you're a mutant and people are trying to kill you! The New X-Men are still reeling from the effects of House of M. One of the kids is horribly injured and may not live through the night. And William Stryker is vehemently preaching hatred for mutants. Will any of the kids make it to graduation?


Part 3 (of 4)


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

SON OF M #2 (of 6)
Written by DAVID HINE


Penciled by ROY ALLAN MARTINEZ


Cover by JOHN WATSON


DECIMATION TIE-IN!


Pietro Maximoff, formerly known as Quicksilver, betrayer of mutantkind, is at his lowest ebb. Crushed and defeated, his only hope and refuge lies with the Inhumans. Re-united with his wife Crystal, will his desperate ambitions lead him to an even greater betrayal?


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

SENTINEL SQUAD O*N*E #1 (of 5)
Written by JOHN LAYMAN


Penciled by AARON LOPRESTI


Cover by PASQUAL FERRY


A DECIMATION tie-in! Discover the origin of the Sentinel Squad! How did they come together and become the elite group of soldiers to pilot the Sentinels that have made their presence known at the Xavier Institute?


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

UNCANNY X-MEN #468
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT


Pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO


"END OF GREYS"


DECIMATION! Marvel Girl has reached her breaking point! With her entire life shattering in front of her eyes, this potential nuclear bomb of energy is about to blow! Will the X-Men be able to handle the fallout?! Part 3 (of 3)!


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

X-MEN #181
Written by PETER MILLIGAN


Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA


"WHAT LORNA SAW"


Finally, the mystery of what Polaris witnessed in the recesses of space is revealed. The answer is something so twisted, so mind-bending, so outrageous, you'll be beating yourself with a paddle for missing this issue. Part 2 (of 2)!


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

X-MEN: THE 198 FILES
Written by ERIC J. MOREELS & MARC-OLIVER FRISCH


A DECIMATION tie-in!


Who are the 198? Find out here! Steal a sneak peek into the secret mutant files of the government's new Office of National Emergency in this one-shot companion to X-MEN: THE 198. Providing an essential overview of the X-Men's dangerous new status quo, this keepsake volume features bios on more than 100 mutants and reveals startling new details of Sentinel Squad O*N*E!


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

X-MEN: THE 198 #1 (of 5)
Written by DAVID HINE


Penciled by JIM MUNIZ


Cover by JUAN DOE


A DECIMATION tie-in!


The unthinkable has happened in the Marvel Universe! In the wake of House of M, in the blink of an eye, the whole world has changed! In this new world order, Xavier's School becomes a haven for those that are different. But has this former sanctuary become the one place most dangerous for mutants?


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

X-MEN: COLOSSUS BLOODLINE #5 (of 5)
Written by DAVID HINE


Penciled by JORGE LUCAS


Cover by CHRIS BACHALO


Colossus's journey into his family tree ends with a bang! And a crash, and a boom!


The rage has been building up inside this gentle Russian farm boy, but now it's ready


to come out!


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

X-MEN AND POWER PACK #4 (of 4)
Written by MARC SUMERAK


Art & Cover by GURIHIRU


Julie finds herself starting to fall for the cutest boy in her science class... but it looks her dream date is about to turn into a nightmare! Will the X-Men's Cyclops be able to help the remaining members of Power Pack rescue their sister and defeat the most sinister adversary they've ever faced?


32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

X-FACTOR #3
Written by PETER DAVID


Pencils & Cover by RYAN SOOK


DECIMATION Tie-In


With X-Factor's forces divided between a client up on murder charges, riots in the streets of mutant town, and Monet doing a striptease, the only person who stands between a crippled Rictor and a would-be assassin is...Layla Miller?


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

X-MEN: THE END - MEN AND X-MEN #1 (of 6)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT


Penciled by SEAN CHEN


Cover by GREG LAND


The Endgame of the last tale of Marvel's most popular mutants begins! They've suffered through sneak attacks, betrayals, and fatalities-now, Professor X and Magneto are taking the fight back to the enemy, amidst the stars!


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

X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS #3 (of 6)
Written by ED BRUBAKER


Penciled by TREVOR HAIRSINE


Cover by MARC SILVESTRI


Everything that could go wrong has and now the X-Men are caught between a bizarre and powerful villain and the U.S. government. Cyclops and Marvel Girl remain in the hands of this mysterious new threat, and elsewhere, in the wreckage of a disaster, Professor X's long-held secret finally begins to come to light. The white-hot creative team of Ed Brubaker and Trevor Hairsine continue to put the X-Men through the wringer in this special 30th Anniversary event, which also features a back-up tale written by Brubaker and drawn by Pete Woods.


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

MAX COMICS

PUNISHER #29
Written by GARTH ENNIS


Penciled by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ


Cover by TIM BRADSTREET


"The Slavers," Part 5 of 6: Frank Castle is outgunned and outmatched. He's got his primary target in his sight-the executor of heinous crimes against children-but a cadre of well-armed and rigorously trained bodyguards stands in his way. With deadly obstacles and shaky alliances buckling under his feet, Frank has to decide how best to dismember the slavers-does he cut off the arm or the brain of the operation first? And how big a blade should he use?


32 PGS./MAX: EXPLICIT CONTENT ...$2.99

SUPREME POWER: HYPERION #5 (of 5)
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


Penciled by DAN JURGENS


Cover by GARY FRANK


Shape! Emil Burbank! Arcanna! And Nuke!


When four of the most powerful individuals on earth collide with their prey -- the titanic Hyperion -- the earth-shattering results are not to be missed!


32 PGS./MAX - Explicit Content ...$2.99

SUPREME POWER: NIGHTHAWK #5 (of 6)
Written by DANIEL WAY


Pencils & Cover by STEVE DILLON


"The Joke's Over": The homicidal clown known as the Whiteface has been painting the town red - with blood. When a trail of corpses leads him to the lair of his mysterious adversary, Nighthawk finally gets what he wants: ringside seats to Whiteface's unquenchable madness. It's the strangest show on earth.


32 PGS./MAX - Explicit Content ...$2.99

FLIP MAGAZINES

MARVEL ADVENTURES FLIP MAGAZINE #8
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #8


Written by SEAN MCKEEVER


Penciled by PATRICK SCHERBERGER


Cover by TONY SALVADOR DANIEL


MARVEL ADVENTURES


FANTASTIC FOUR #8


Written by JEFF PARKER


Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA


Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN


64 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

MARVEL HEROES FLIP MAGAZINE #8
NEW AVENGERS #8


Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN


Cover by DAVID FINCH


CAPTAIN AMERICA #8


Written by ED BRUBAKER


Penciled by MICHAEL LARK


Cover by STEVE EPTING


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

MARVEL SELECT FLIP MAGAZINE #8
ASTONISHING X-MEN#8


Written by JOSS WHEDON


Pencils & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY


NEW X-MEN: ACADEMY X #8


Written by NUNZIO DEFILIPPIS &


CHRISTINA WEIR


Penciled by MICHAEL RYAN


Cover by RANDY GREEN


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

MARVEL TALES FLIP MAGAZINE #7
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #36


Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.


RUNAWAYS #1


Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN


Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA


Cover by JO CHEN


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

ULTIMATE MARVEL FLIP MAGAZINE #8
ULTIMATE X-MEN #8


Written by MARK MILLAR


Pencils & Cover by ADAM KUBERT


ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #8


Written by WARREN ELLIS


Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN


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

ULTIMATE TALES FLIP MAGAZINE #8
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #14 & 15


Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils & Covers by MARK BAGLEY


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

ICON COMICS

THE BOOK OF LOST SOULS #4
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


Pencils & Cover by COLLEEN DORAN


The destinies of most people are defined early on. Then there are the others-the lost. Those whose numbers aren't in yet, who could go toward the light or toward the darkness-indeed, who could be tipped one direction or another. Mob hitman Quint has always leaned farther towards the dark than the light, but when he is pursued by an enemy don he failed to kill, he'll find himself at a crossroads, caught between his past loyalty to the Dark Man and the opportunity for salvation that Jonathan represents. J. Michael Straczynski (Amazing Spider-Man, Supreme Power) blends timeless fantasy with modern storytelling in this new ongoing series.


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

POWERS #17
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Art by MICHAEL AVON OEMING


Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING


Just six issues ago, POWERS took Detective Deena Pilgrim down a path no comic character has ever gone before - taking POWERS in a direction most comics ever dare to go. And now... it's Christian Walker's turn. For fans of POWERS, let's just say... this is the moment you've been waiting for.


32 PGS./MATURE ...$2.95


POWERS is TM & © 2005 Jinxworld Inc. All Rights Reserved.

MARVEL POSTERS

ULTIMATE EXTINCTION #1 POSTER
Art by BRANDON PETERSON


24" x 36" / FC... $5.99


FOC 12/8/05 - On-Sale 12/28/05

MARVEL HARDCOVERS

MARVEL VISIONARIES: ROY THOMAS HC
Written by ROY THOMAS


Penciled by STAN GOLDBERG, GENE COLAN, DON HECK,


JOHN BUSCEMA, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, MARIE SEVERIN, TOM SUTTON, GIL KANE, NEAL ADAMS, HERB TRIMPE, GEORGE PEREZ, ALAN WEISS, FRANK ROBBINS & JACKSON GUICE


Watch Roy Thomas take the Fantastic Four from the sublime to the ridiculous as the team confronts racism, social injustice and the Impossible Man! Meanwhile, the Vision joins the Avengers! The Hulk finds his way to "Heaven," and Captain Marvel escapes the Murder Maze! The origin of the Invaders! Secrets of Doctor Strange revealed! Dracula in Salem and the X-Men in Japan! And who is Starr the Slayer? Plus: rarely seen stories from Marvel's Silver Age of humor and romance!


Collects MODELLING WITH MILLIE #44, TALES OF SUSPENSE #73; AVENGERS #35, #57-58 and #100; SUB-MARINER #8 & #14; NOT BRAND ECCH #12; CAPTAIN MARVEL #19; X-MEN #64; CHAMBER OF DARKNESS #4; AMAZING ADVENTURES #8; INCREDIBLE HULK #147; FANTASTIC FOUR #119 and #176; DRACULA LIVES #1; GIANT-SIZE INVADERS #1; and DOCTOR STRANGE #9.


352 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$34.99


ISBN: 0-7851-2088-2

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA TALES TO ASTONISH VOL. 1
By STAN LEE, JACK KIRBY, STEVE DITKO, JOHN BUSCEMA, AL WILLIAMSON, DON HECK, JOE SINNOTT & FRIENDS


Cover by JACK KIRBY


Marvel Masterworks have brought you classic stories from Marvel's Silver Age super-hero heyday and the start of it all with its Golden Age. Now thrill to the first offering of Marvel's Atlas Era! Before the dawn of the Marvel Age, the comics world sat astride the shoulders of Atlas Comics - a world full of gun-fighting outlaws, romantic heartbreak, death-defying heroism in battle, terrifying depths of horror, and visionary science fiction. In TALES TO ASTONISH return to the days when atomic monsters roamed the Earth and alien invasions were a daily occurrence. Marvel's classic creators will make you quake at the sight of the 9th Wonder of the World! You'll tremble before the Things on Easter Island! Beware the might of Mummex-King of the Mummies! Flee before the Giant from Outer Space! Dare defy the Floating Head! Prepare to be Astonished! Collects TALES TO ASTONISH #1-10 (1959-1960).


272 PGS./All Ages ...$49.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1889-6


MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA TALES TO ASTONISH VOL. 1 - VARIANT EDITION


272 PGS./All Ages ...$54.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1890-X

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 3
Written by STAN LEE & GARY FRIEDRICH


Penciled by JACK KIRBY, BILL EVERETT, JOHN BUSCEMA, GIL KANE & MARIE SEVERIN


Cover by MARIE SEVERIN


Brace yourself, True Believer, Hulk is smashing his way into another marvelous monster-sized Masterworks! The batty bullpen declareth that you'd better hide behind a Hulk-Buster because it's not a happy Hulk who faces off against the likes of bombastic Boomerang, the android Hulk-Killer and the one and only Abomination in his classic first appearance by Stan "The Man" and Gil Kane! That's only the warm up, though! The cosmos itself shudders when the strongest man-like being in the Marvel U. goes toe-to-toe with the Silver Surfer, Prince Namor and the Mighty Thor himself!


Grab a crash helmet, bunker down and prepare yourself to be Hulk-inued this January!


Collecting TALES TO ASTONISH #80-101 and INCREDIBLE HULK (Vol. 2) #102


288 PGS./All Ages ...$49.99


ISBN: 0-7851-2032-7


MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 3 - VARIANT EDITION


288 PGS./All Ages ...$54.99


ISBN: 0-7851-2033-5

NEW AVENGERS VOL. 2: SENTRY PREMIERE HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils & All-New Cover 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're trying to help?


Collects NEW AVENGERS #7-10, and the New Avengers Most Wanted Files.


152 PGS./RATED A ...$19.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1924-8

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 5 HC
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN


Penciled by BRANDON PETERSON, ANDY KUBERT & STUART IMMONEN


Cover by BRANDON PETERSON


This deluxe hardcover collects ULTIMATE X-MEN VOLS. 9-11, plus a hefty helping of DVD-style extras! In THE TEMPEST, the death of one of their own leaves the remaining X-Men struggling to deal with the loss. And even before a moment of silence can pass, the mysterious Mr. Sinister arrives, intent on giving the X-Men a lot more to mourn! In CRY WOLF, Gambit's back, but where's he been - and what does he want? The Fenris twins threaten to expose the Ragin' Cajun's past sins - and they are legion - unless he obeys them. But with Rogue on the other side, to whom will Remy finally lend his loyalty? And what decision does Rogue make that will affect her budding relationship with Bobby Drake, Iceman? And in THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME, mutants convicted of capital crimes are being released on an island where contestants hunt them down. Longshot has survived longest, and the X-Men are sent to rescue him - until they become part of the game themselves! With one of their teammates a captive on the island of Krakoa, the malevolent media mogul called Mojo demands the X-Men return Longshot to his headquarters or Angel will soon have a harp to go with his wings! Collects ULTIMATE X-MEN #46-57.


296 PGS./Rated T+ ...$29.99


ISBN: 0-7851-2103-X

MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVELS

NEW AVENGERS VOL. 1: BREAKOUT TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils & Cover DAVID FINCH


In the wake of the systematic destruction of the original Avengers, just what sort of threat to the world could persuade Captain America to assemble an all-new team? And following the events of AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED, who could possibly be on this team? How does Cap, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Wolverine sound? Fate has brought them together, and now Captain America wants to make it permanent! Who will take his hand and join the new Avengers? And will they be strong enough to fight the mysterious forces at play around them? Collects NEW AVENGERS #1-5.


152 PGS./Rated A ...$14.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1479-3

ULTIMATE ANNUALS VOL. 1 TPB
Written by MARK MILLAR, BRIAN K. VAUGHAN & BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Penciled by JAE LEE, TOM RANEY, MARK BROOKS & STEVE DILLON


Cover by BRYAN HITCH


The Ultimate Inhumans debut, two lives are forever changed, Ultimate Juggernaut returns, and everyone guest-stars in the first-ever Ultimate Annuals! In ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #1, it's the first appearance of the Ultimate Inhumans! From a hidden race, she came to steal the heart of the FF's youngest member: the beautiful elemental called Crystal! In ULTIMATE X-MEN ANNUAL #1, Juggernaut 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! In ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1, Spidey goes toe-to-toe with some old foes - and winds up with a new girlfriend! Who is she? Let's just say she has a familiar face. And in THE ULTIMATES ANNUAL #1, 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 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? Collects ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #1, ULTIMATE X-MEN ANNUAL #1, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 and THE ULTIMATES ANNUAL #1.


160 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$13.99


ISBN: 0-7851-2035-1

SPIDER-GIRL VOL. 5: ENDGAME DIGEST
Written by TOM DEFALCO & PAT OLLIFFE


Pencils & Cover by PAT OLLIFFE


The daughter of Spider-Man vs. the son of Wolverine! And that's only one of the fights Spider-Girl faces when her deadliest enemies join forces as the Savage Six (or is it Seven?)! But even with the help of rival/critic heroes like Darkdevil and the Buzz, can she deal with the sudden loss of her super-powers? Featuring A-Next, the Fantastic Five and more! Collects SPIDER-GIRL #22-27.


144 PGS./All Ages ...$7.99


ISBN: 0-7851-2034-3

WEAPON X: DAYS OF FUTURE NOW TPB
Written by FRANK TIERI


Pencils Cover by BART SEARS


Weapon X is back! The War of the Programs is over; now, Director Malcolm Colcord is ready to take his plans to the next level! It's the Weapon X you love - only now, all bets are off. Witness the beginning of the end of Frank Tieri's Weapon X saga! Starring Agent Zero, Fantomex, Sublime, Chamber and, of course, Wolverine! Collects WEAPON X: DAYS OF FUTURE NOW #1-5.


120 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$13.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1749-0

X-MEN: KITTY PRYDE - SHADOW & FLAME TPB
Written by AKIRA YOSHIDA


Pencils Cover by PAUL SMITH


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


120 PGS./Rated A ...$14.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1816-8

X-MEN/BLACK PANTHER TPB
Written by PETER MILLIGAN & REGINALD HUDLIN


Penciled by SALVADOR LARROCA & DAVID YARDIN


Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA


Investigating a sudden outburst of strange, mutated wild animals in Africa, the X-Men - led by Storm - come face to face with something worse: mutant bio-organisms the likes of which the world has never seen. The key to unraveling their secret - and defeating them - may lie in that region's protector: the Black Panther! Collects X-MEN #175-176 and BLACK PANTHER #8-9.


96 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$11.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1789-X

DAREDEVIL VS. PUNISHER TPB
Written by DAVID LAPHAM


Pencils & Cover by DAVID LAPHAM


It's wall-to-wall David Lapham (Stray Bullets) as the Eisner Award-winner and indy sensation writes, pencils and inks two of Marvel's biggest icons! Daredevil and the Punisher vie for the soul of Hell's Kitchen as half the East Coast's underworld - in chaos since Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of Crime, was deposed-scramble for a shot at the big chair. And as the city descends into chaos-as murder and intimidation become the staples of the day-Daredevil and the Punisher each seek to restore order in their own unique way. For Daredevil-who's anointed himself the city's new "Kingpin"-this means dispensing justice at the end of a billy club. But for the Punisher, justice at the end of a billy club isn't justice at all. For the Punisher, justice for these animals is at the end of a shotgun. Featuring more Marvel villains than you can shake a stick at-including Hammerhead and the return of the nefarious...Jackal! Collects DAREDEVIL VS. PUNISHER #1-6.


144 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$15.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1745-8

CAPTAIN UNIVERSE: UNIVERSAL HEROES TPB
Written by JAY FAERBER, JEFF PARKER, CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST


Penciled by CARLOS MAGNO, PAUL SIQUEIRA, FRANCIS PORTELA & JAMES RAIZ


Cover by DANIEL ACUNA


Captain Universe is known as the name for the recipient of the mysterious Uni-Power, a special kind of energy that endows an individual with superhuman powers during a time of crisis. How it has determined its hosts in the past remains a mystery. Now, the unraveling of one of the greatest enigmas in the universe begins as the Uni-Power must possess a handful of Marvel heroes-Hulk, Daredevil, X-23, Invisible Woman and Silver Surfer-to save itself form an enemy hell bent on its destruction! Collects AMAZING FANTASY #13-14, CAPTAIN UNIVERSE/HULK, CAPTAIN UNIVERSE/DAREDEVIL, CAPTAIN UNIVERSE/X-23, 136 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$13.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1857-8

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 VOL. 4: IMPOSSIBLE THINGS HAPPEN EVERY DAY TPB
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA


Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO


Cover by MIKE ALLRED


Four tales of the Four! First, when two Inhuman children seek asylum with the Fantastic Four, old alliances are threatened and friends stand now as enemies! Next, when Reed forget their anniversary 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! Then, on Yancy Street, someone -- or something -- is putting the hurt on the neighborhood's tough guys. Ben Urich, Jessica Jones and the Thing are on the case, but what exactly is the nature of the threat they're facing? And finally, one of the Marvel U's most powerful entities -- the reality-bending Impossible Man -- pops up to cause havoc in this offbeat tale that blurs the line between fact and fiction, men and myth! Collects MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #19-24.


144 PGS./ Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$14.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1808-X

MARVEL 1602: NEW WORLD TPB
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 story by Neil Gaiman 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 event of the year! Collects MARVEL 1602: NEW WORLD #1-5.


120 PGS./ Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$14.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1494-7


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NEW WARRIORS: REALITY CHECK TPB
Written by ZEB WELLS


Pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG


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? Collects NEW WARRIORS #1-6.


144 PGS./ Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$14.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1661-3

SPIDER-MAN VS. SILVER SABLE VOL. 1 TPB
Written by TOM DEFALCO & PETER DAVID


Penciled by RON FRENZ, BRETT BREEDING, ALAN KUPPERBERG & RICK LEONARDI


Cover by TODD MCFARLANE


He's a wall-crawling wonder; she's a mercenary marvel! Together, they...well, get on each other's nerves, mostly - but they make a great team, as long as they're not matching blows and ideologies themselves! See their lives intertwine both in shared adventures and apart, as Spidey faces the ability and ego of Silver's ex, the Foreigner, while Silver herself squares off against that hot-headed Hobgoblin-to-be, Jack O'Lantern! Plus: the gathering of the Sinister Syndicate and the reformation of Sandman! Guest-starring Daredevil and the Black Cat! Collects AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #265 and #279-281, and PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #128-129.


144 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$15.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1882-9

AVENGERS: ABOVE AND BEYOND TPB
Written by KURT BUSIEK, STEVE ENGLEHART, ROGER STERN & ROY THOMAS


Penciled by ALAN DAVIS, IAN CHURCHILL, STEVE EPTING, TOM GRUMMETT, KLAUS JANSON, JOHN PAUL LEON, JORGE PEREIRA LUCAS, JOHN MCCREA, PAT OLLIFFE, IVAN REIS, PAUL SMITH & JIM STARLIN


Cover by ALAN DAVIS


The Avengers learn what too much of a bad thing can be when they face a city of robots and a village of Hulks! And in other international news, Blood Wraith has a BIG problem with Ultron's extermination of Slorenia! Meanwhile, Silverclaw shines and Triathlon triumphs in Kurt Busiek's penultimate Avengers saga! Featuring the villainy of Ultron, Diablo and Kang the Conqueror! Collects AVENGERS #36-40, #56 and ANNUAL 2001; and AVENGERS: THE ULTRON IMPERATIVE.


232 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$24.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1845-4

ESSENTIAL GODZILLA VOL. 1 TPB
Written by DOUG MOENCH


Penciled by HERB TRIMPE, JIM MOONEY & TOM SUTTON


Cover by HERB TRIMPE


"You have your fear, which might become reality. And you have Godzilla, which IS reality." - From Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1956)


And what a reality it was! For two years, Japan's greatest export was one of Marvel's biggest stars, and the King of the Monsters upheld his title against some of the best and worst the House of Ideas had to offer - including the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, and Nick Fury and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Godzilla shrinks, goes West, travels through time and hosts one of Spider-Man's most gratuitous guest-shots ever! Plus: aliens, mutants, mad Scientists and almost a dozen MORE giant monsters! It's so big, you can't miss it! Collects GODZILLA #1-24.


432 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$19.99


ISBN: 0-7851-2153-6

ESSENTIAL AVENGERS VOL. 5 TPB
Written by ROY THOMAS, HARLAN ELLISON, CHRIS CLAREMONT, STEVE ENGLEHART & STEVE GERBER


Penciled by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, RICH BUCKLER, JOHN BUSCEMA, GEORGE TUSKA, JIM STARLIN, DON HECK, BOB BROWN, DAVE COCKRUM, SAL BUSCEMA, SAM KWESKIN & SYD SHORES


Cover by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH


From the Sentinels and the Savage Land Mutates to Loki, Dormammu and Thanos, the Avengers prove the universe's worst are no match for their best! Magnetic mayhem and nuclear nostalgia! Featuring Golden Age guest stars, mythic menaces and more! Plus: the Avengers-Defenders War and Hawkeye vs. Daredevil! Includes rare Marvel work by best-selling author Harlan Ellison! Collects AVENGERS #98-126, DAREDEVIL #99, DEFENDERS #8-11 and GIANT-SIZE AVENGERS #1.


600 PGS./All Ages ...$16.99


ISBN: 0-7851-2087-4

ESSENTIAL OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE VOL. 1 TPB
Written by MARK GRUENWALD, PETER SANDERSON, ELIOT R. BROWN & MORE


Penciled by JOHN BYRNE, DAVE COCKRUM, BOB LAYTON, JOHN ROMITA JR. & MORE


Cover by JOHN BYRNE


A picture's worth a thousand words, and there have always been top supplies of both in the ever-moving manuals of marvels and miscreants! Now, witness first-hand the series that started it all in Mark Gruenwald's original fifteen issues worth of secrets, super-powers and schematics! About the best, by the best! Collects OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1-15.


544 PGS./All Ages ...$16.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1933-7

MARVEL PREVIEWS #30
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 #29 features items scheduled to go on sale in April 2006!


96 PGS./MARVEL T+…JUST $0.99!


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


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