Marvel Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping March, 2006

Wed, December 14th, 2005 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

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

Marvel Solicitations - Last Six Months

ULTIMATE MARVEL

ULTIMATE EXTINCTION #3 (of 5)
Written by WARREN ELLIS


Pencils & Cover by BRANDON PETERSON


First contact! The X-Men's Charles Xavier makes telepathic connection with the awesome entity Gah Lak Tus-and it nearly kills him! Meanwhile Iron Man and the alien Captain Marvel find themselves in a life-and-death struggle with the Silver Surfer. And the F.F.'s Reed Richards works feverishly on a defense against the alien enemy too horrifying to contemplate.


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

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #28
Written by MARK MILLAR


Pencils & Cover by GREG LAND


"PRESIDENT THOR"


As the Fantastic Four find themselves adrift in a world they never imagined-a world where the Ultimates' Thor commands the free world-they come face-to-face with what may prove to be their greatest threat-Ultimate Super Skrull! But in this strange world-will Super Skrull prove to be friend or foe...? Part 2 (of 3)


32 PGS./RATED A ...$2.50

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #91 & #92
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils & Cover by MARK BAGLEY


"DEADPOOL" Parts 1 and 2 (of 5).


Spidey makes a trip to the X-Mansion to hang out with new gal pal Kitty Pryde only to find the School For Gifted Youngsters has been taken over by-Ultimate Deadpool and his Marauders! Uh-oh. Seems like a good time to cut class. Guest-starring the Ultimate X-Men!


32 PGS./RATED A ...$2.50

ULTIMATE X-MEN #68
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


Pencils & Cover by TOM RANEY


"DATE NIGHT"


As Wolverine finds himself dealing with a devastating secret from his past, Nightcrawler and Colossus learn they have more in common than they may have believed. Back at the Mansion, the romance between Rogue and Iceman heats up (and for Iceman, that may not be as good as it sounds)! Plus, the introduction of an all-new mutant to the X-team, whose presence will have profound implications. It only gets better! Part 3 (of 3).


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

SPIDER-MAN

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #530
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY


Spidey's got a new lease on life, new powers, and a new costume, courtesy of his new best friend Tony Stark. So what could possibly go wrong? Lots, True Believer. With clouds quickly building on the horizon, the bonds that Spider-Man now forges may very well determine his capacity to withstand a storm that will shake the entire Marvel Universe.


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

SPIDER-MAN & ARAÑA SPECIAL
Written by TANIA DEL RIO


Penciled by JONBOY MEYERS


Cover by BYRON PENARANDA


It all ends and begins right here! Araña learns what the future of the Wasp/Spider-Clan battle holds, and what it means for her destiny as the Hunter! Sides are chosen, lives are lost and Araña will never be the same!


48 PGS./Rated A ...$3.99

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #6
Written by PETER DAVID


Pencils & Cover by MIKE WIERINGO


Think Spider-Man doesn't have to worry about death anymore, having escaped its grasp in "The Other"? Think again, as--years after his origin - Spider-Man finds himself back in the ring, squaring off against a masked wrestler whose name literally means "Death"...and for good reason!


32 PGS./RATED A ...$2.99

SPIDER-GIRL #96
Written by TOM DEFALCO


Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ


Thanks to the man called Kaine, Spider-Girl has seen the future and knows that she is destined to die at the hands of a Scrier. Will the unexpected return of Felicity Hardy as the Scarlet Spider help save Spider-Girl...or doom her?


32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #4
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER


Pencils & Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA


"The Dating Thing"


It's the moment Mary Jane Watson has been dreaming about from the beginning: her first date with Spider-Man! But before her big night, she has another suitor to consider first. We won't tell you who that suitor is, but his initials are Peter Parker. Uh...whoops.


32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #14
Written by C. B. CEBULSKI and JOE REITMAN


Penciled by DAVID FINCH and RON GARNEY


Cover by DAVID FINCH


SUPERSTAR DAVID FINCH DRAWS SPIDER-MAN! GUEST STARRING THE BLACK CAT & DR. DOOM!


What could possibly convince Spidey to break into Dr. Doom's embassy? And how will the bad Doctor react to the intrusion? And in the second story, Joe Reitman does a bit of clean-up after everyone's favorite Web-Head!


32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS

ARES #3 (of 5)
Written by MICHAEL OEMING


Pencils & Cover by


TRAVEL FOREMAN


As Olympus burns, hatred spreads through her walls like pestilence. Gods turn against Gods, children stand against their fathers, and the stench of evil rises above all. Now, as chaos seizes Ares' homeland, he must make the ultimate decision: will he turn his back on the city? Or will he take up arms with his despised nemesis, Hercules, the favorite son of Zeus? What evil could be so great as to bring rival gods together?


32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

FURY: PEACEMAKER #2 (of 6)
Written by GARTH ENNIS


Penciled by DARICK ROBERTSON


Inked by JIMMY PALMIOTTI


Cover by MARK TEXEIRA


"The War Without the Army"


Before he presided over S.H.I.E.L.D., before he ran with the Howling Commandos, Sgt. Nick Fury fought on the blood-stained sands of the Tunisian desert. When his entire platoon was massacred by General Stephen Barkhorn and his 21st Panzer Division, Fury stumbled off into the desert toward certain death. Instead, he came face to face with his future. Rescued by a squad of soldiers unlike any he'd ever encountered, Fury tapped deep into his warrior's soul...and hatched an ingenious plan for revenge against the ultimate foe. In this gripping limited series, Garth Ennis (GHOST RIDER, PUNISHER) and Darick Robertson (PUNISHER: BORN) offer a never-before-seen glimpse into the soul of a warrior you only think you know.


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

DAREDEVIL #83
Written by ED BRUBAKER


Penciled by MICHAEL LARK


Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS


The acclaimed new team of Brubaker and Lark ratchet the tension up a notch in their landmark second issue! The unthinkable has happened, and Matt Murdock is left stunned. As the strands of what's left of his life begin to fall to pieces, how will he react? This is Daredevil at his breaking point, and when he snaps, everyone in his way had better stand clear!


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

MARVEL KNIGHTS FANTASTIC FOUR #28
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA


Penciled by MIZUKI SAKAKIBARA


Cover by TONY HARRIS


PRIVATE LIVES/PUBLIC FACES Part 1 [of 1]


During any given week, the crises faced by New York's first family of super heroes can range from the profoundly cosmic to the deeply personal. Today, in this stand-alone issue, an employee from Fantastic Enterprises will come to Susan Richards for help, claiming that her son is being abused. And Reed Richards will be asked to keep a promise he made to a dying man months ago. Great jumping on point!


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

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


Penciled by STEVE DILLON


Cover by PAUL GULACY


"Profit and Loss": What's more idiotic than putting out a contract on the Punisher? Hiring Bullseye to do the dirty deed. Uncle Fonzie Patrillo is about to learn that the hard way. Step back a few feet, ladies and gentlemen, it's gonna get messy. Bulleye's about to reveal his master plan.


32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$2.99

BLACK PANTHER #14
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN


Pencils & Cover by SCOT EATON


"Bride of the Panther," Part 1 (of 5)


Every King needs a Queen -- and that's exactly what the Black Panther is searching for! Hop on board here, True Believer, as the King of Wakanda embarks on an epic quest to find a wife -- the outcome of which will send reverberations throughout the whole Marvel Universe. You don't want to miss out on history in the making!


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

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #24
Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa


Pencils & Cover by Angel Medina


FERAL (Part 2 of 5)


With not one, but two blood-thirsty Lizards stalking the streets of New York, Spidey's in deep, deep trouble. Lucky for him, the Black Cat is willing to play sidekick to her ex-boyfriend. But with Felicia Hardy exhibiting bizarrely ferocious behavior of her own, is she more a liability than a help? And what strange transformations are coming over John Jameson and what do they have to do with MJ?


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

WOLVERINE #40
Written by DANIEL WAY


Layouts by JAVIER SALTARES


Finishes by MARK TEXEIRA


Cover by KAARE ANDREWS


"Origins and Endings," Part 5 of 5: Since regaining his memory, Wolverine has been methodically stalking toward a mysterious objective-his first priority on a very long list. Now, finally, he has achieved that objective. With Wolverine out in the world, running his own program, the international community has been justifiably nervous. Now, they're terrified. And they have every reason to be.


32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$2.99

<b>SQUADRON SUPREME #1
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


Pencils & Cover by GARY FRANK


It all starts here! The ONGOING, MARVEL KNIGHTS launch of the deadliest super-team around! Hyperion, Nighthawk, Blur, Power Princess, Doctor Spectrum and the rest of the team are joined by a new group of super heroes, as only J. Michael Straczynski and Gary Frank can imagine! As the U.S. government plots to create two teams of super-powered agents to crush enemies both domestic and foreign, Mark Milton - a.k.a. Hyperion - has plans of his own. Plans that could uproot the government's control over its super-powered population and force them to contend with the ever-growing threat of Mark's constant insubordination.


32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

MARVEL HEROES

ALL-NEW OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z #3
Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, MARK O'ENGLISH, RONALD BYRD, MICHAEL HOSKIN, ERIC J. MOREELS, SEAN MCQUAID, STUART VANDAL, BILL LENTZ, RICHARD GREEN, ANTHONY FLAMINI, BARRY REESE, MIKE FICHERA & CHRIS BIGGS


Cover by KEU CHA


The Handbook from A to Z rolls on - including bios on the Cosmic Cube, Crimson Cowl, Darkdevil, Darkstar, Daughters of the Dragon, two Death's Heads, Demogoblin, Diamondback, Dr. Nemesis, Doop, Dormammu, Drax the Destroyer, Ethan Edwards and more! 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.


64 PGS. NO ADS/T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$3.99

AMAZING FANTASY #19
Written by SIMON FURMAN & JUSTIN GRAY


Penciled by JAMES RAIZ & MARSHALL ROGERS


Cover by LUCIO PARILLO


UNNATURAL SELECTION Part 4: Death's Head has finally caught up with G.E.I.S.T. agent Ray Hidalgo as the clock runs out for the U.N./A.I.M. treaty. Is this the end of peace on earth? If Scientist Supreme Varina Goddard has her way, it's the end of Ray Hidalgo as well. ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of THE NEW UNIVERSE, an 8-page bonus story featuring SPITFIRE by Justin Gray and Marshall Rogers.


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

ANNIHILATION: PROLOGUE
Written by KEITH GIFFEN


Penciled by SCOTT KOLINS & ARIEL OLIVETTI


Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO


This is it! 48 pages of cosmic guts and glory! If you want to see your favorite cosmic level heroes and villains, you dare not miss ANNIHIALTION: PROLOGUE! This 48 page (NO ADS!) book is written by Keith Giffen (DRAX THE DESTROYER, THANOS), and features the stunning art of Scott Kolins & Ariel Olivetti. This is the book to read for the NEXT YEAR'S worth of cosmic stories! Get in on the ground floor as Marvel raises these great characters from the ashes! Heroes will die. Villains and heroes will form allegiances. Empires will fall.


FEATURING: NOVA, SILVER SURFER, THANOS, DRAX THE DESTROYER, RONAN THE ACCUSER, AND THE SUPER-SKRULL!


Retailers take note: this issue kicks off a cosmic event starting in April!


48 PGS (NO ADS)/T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$3.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #16
Written by ED BRUBAKER


Penciled by MIKE PERKINS


Cover by STEVE EPTING


As Crossbones and the Red Skull's daughter SIN carve a path of chaos and destruction across the U.S.A., Cap and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent 13 head to the American heartland on a tip, and stumble across much more than they bargained for--like a secret AIM cadre and a lot of secrets! The first of an action-packed two-parter from Ed Brubaker and Mike Perkins.


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

CAPTAIN AMERICA 65TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Written by ED BRUBAKER


Pencils & Cover by ERIC WIGHT


Celebrating 65 years of Captain America, we bring you an extra-long special that weaves together Cap's modern stories with his fighting days in World War Two! Cap's newest enemy, General Aleksander Lukin, the head of one of the most powerful corporations in the world, is attempting to buy a piece of land in Germany, and he won't take no for an answer. What does he want there? The answer to that can only be found in an untold tale from the war -- a story that finds Cap and Bucky fighting alongside Sgt. Fury and the Howling Commandos behind enemy lines, trying to stop the Red Skull from launching a monstrous attack on the Allies unlike anything ever seen before. This dynamite, down-and-dirty WW2-era special also ties directly into the current CAPTAIN AMERICA series, so Cap fans won't want to miss it! From acclaimed creators Ed Brubaker and Eric Wight (The Escapist, The OC).


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

BOOKS OF DOOM #5 (of 6)
Written by ED BRUBAKER


Penciled by PABLO RAIMONDI


Cover by PAOLO RIVERA


It's the moment we've been waiting for in this critically acclaimed revelation of Doom's early years! Doom returns to Latveria and begins to lay plans for the revolt he will lead against the ruling class that has destroyed everything that ever mattered to him.


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

DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON #3 (of 6)
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI


Penciled by KHARI EVANS


Inked by JIMMY PALMIOTTI


Cover by KHARI EVANS AND JIMMY PALMIOTTI


The action comedy continues and the hunt for Ricadonna's stolen goods heats up as super-villains turn on super-villains. Humbug and Whirlwind are on the run from various would-be assassins, while Misty Knight and Colleen Wing take on Kangaroo, Porcupine, The Jester, a bunch of off-work Hydra employees, Hammer and Anvil, Cottonmouth and the infamous Doctor Bong!


32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #536
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


Pencils & Cover by MIKE MCKONE


A mysterious object has fallen from the heavens to crash in the Midwest, and Reed Richards has been called in to try to piece together the mystery surrounding it. What is it--and how will it lead into CIVIL WAR and the return of a Marvel mainstay?


32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR: FIRST FAMILY #1 (of 6)
Written by JOE CASEY


Pencils & Cover by CHRIS WESTON


For the first time, untold secrets of the FF's earliest days are revealed! What happened the moment after Reed Richards' rocket crash landed? What happened -- to Sue Storm, to Ben Grimm, to Johnny Storm -- in the days following that fateful event? An in-depth, action-packed, psychologically thrilling exploration of the FF's origin begins here!


32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

I (HEART) MARVEL: MASKED INTENTIONS
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA


Penciled by PACO MEDINA & MIKE NORTON


Cover by GEZ FRY


FIRST KISS/LAST DATE: 2 terrific tales of lustful teens in spandex... and out! SQUIRREL GIRL has found the boy of her dreams, but will he ever bounce her way? It's an appropriate question to ask, considering the boy is -- SPEEDBALL! All she wants is a kiss, but he thinks she's nuts! Meanwhile, it's almost time for the wedding of JUSTICE and FIRESTAR! But are both of them ready for marriage at such a young age? Or... what if one of them is, and the other... isn't?


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

DOC SAMSON #3 (of 5)
Written by JAY FAERBER


Penciled by JUAN HOMS


Inked by JIMMY PALMIOTTI


Cover by AMANDA CONNOR


GUEST-STARRING THE NEW SCORPION! Where do you turn when your newest freelance secret agent needs therapy? (Hint: His name is in the title.) S.H.I.E.L.D. makes Scorpion undergo psychiatric treatment, but an emergency mission forces her and the Doc into action! Will Scorpion get the head-shrinking she so desperately needs?


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

INCREDIBLE HULK #93
Written by GREG PAK


Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN


Cover by LADRÖNN


PLANET HULK: EXILE


Stranded on an alien planet and thrown into the Imperial Arena to fight as a gladiator, the Hulk seizes the opportunity to smash with abandon. But inspired by the Hulk's defiance of the corrupt Red King, a group of rebels try to break him out of captivity. Will the Hulk join the rebels' cause? Or will he lead his fellow gladiators to claim the glory offered by the arena? Part 2 (of 4).


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

IRON MAN: INEVITABLE #4 (of 6)
Written by JOE CASEY


Pencils & Cover by FRAZER IRVING


As one hero enters into the final showdown with the Ghost, another takes a final journey inside the mind of the Living Laser! The discoveries made there are more terrifying than anyone ever imagined! A classic Iron Man foe returns in a BIG way -- and he's not exactly thrilled to be back!


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

IRON MAN #6
Written by WARREN ELLIS


Art & Cover by ADI GRANOV


EXTREMIS


This is it-the pulse-pounding conclusion you've been waiting for! As the new Iron Man battles the foe who nearly brought him to death's door, the Extremis serum takes its toll on his sytem. And who exactly is behind the Extremis leak? The answer might surprise you! Part 6 (of 6).


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

MARVEL TEAM-UP #18
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


Penciled by PACO MEDINA


Cover by PHIL HESTER


Trapped in the future, the LEAGUE OF LOSERS must make the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the survival of the Marvel Universe. Can the losers become heroes before it's too late? Who will live and who will DIE? Featuring GRAVITY! SLEEPWALKER! DAGGER! DARKHAWK! TERROR, INC.! X-23! And SPEEDBALL!


32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

MARVEL ZOMBIES #4 (of 5)
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN


Penciled by SEAN PHILLIPS


Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM


The zombies' battle with the Silver Surfer was just a schoolyard brawl compared to the threat he heralded. Will our flesh-eating undead heroes remain undead, or will this threat from space make them even deader? No Marvel Zombie should miss it!


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

MARVEL ROMANCE REDUX: GUYS & DOLLS #1
Written by JIMMY PALMIOTTI, JEFF PARKER, JOHN LUSTIG


Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA, DON HECK, JOHN ROMITA, GENE COLON


Cover by AMANDA CONNER


Continuing the noble pursuit of taking funny old pictures and putting funny words on top of them! We've asked some of the funniest writers in comics today to look at the romance comics of yesteryear and put in some new dialogue that'll make us laugh! Unfortunately, the FUNNIEST writers were busy, so we had to settle on these guys. Hey, you get what you pay for!


40 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

MS. MARVEL #1
Written by BRIAN REED


Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE


Cover by FRANK CHO


Straight out of the pages of NEW AVENGERS and HOUSE OF M! Call your friends, wake the neighbors, shout it from the rooftops! For the first time in over two decades, Ms. Marvel stars in her own ongoing series! Come along for one heck of a wild ride as Brian Reed (co-writer of the thrilling SPIDER-WOMAN: ORIGIN) joins forces with penciler extraordinaire Rob de la Torre for an action-packed adventure that includes special guest stars Captain America and Jessica Jones. All this and an alien invasion that could mean the end of life on Earth, is tucked inside a cover by Eisner Award-nominated Frank Cho!


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

NEW AVENGERS #17
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Penciled by MIKE DEODATO


Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN


"THE COLLECTIVE" PART 1


House of M changed the planet and now a new, major threat has emerged. Nothing can stop it!!! Nothing! The New Avengers are about to be put to the test in a way they never have before. Debuting the bombastic pencils of fan-favorite Mike Deodato. Guest-starring Ms. Marvel!


32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.50

NEW AVENGERS ILLUMINATI
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Penciled by ALEX MALEEV


Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO


Ripped from the pages of NEW AVENGERS, the Eisner award-winning team of Brian Bendis and Alex Maleev present this all-new special. An explosive hidden story of Marvel's secret past, the secret history of Marvel's most secret team -- how they came together and how they are ripped apart.


The events in this book act as a prologue to not one but two entirely different Marvel blockbuster summer events. The Marvel Universe is about to split down the middle and the line is drawn here!!! You will be asked: whose side are you on? Well... whose side are you on???


48 PGS./Rated A ...$3.99

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: DAVID FINCH/ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS


He helped "Disassemble" the Avengers and was there to help put them back together in the pages of NEW AVENGERS. This month, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT catches up with David Finch, and we'll be all over his tenure on Earth's Mightiest Heroes - both versions! We'll also look back on his past Marvel work and forward to what's coming next from this incredibly talented artist! But where you find one ace creator in an issue of MARVEL SPOTLIGHT, you're sure to find another: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is an up-and-coming talent on the Marvel writing scene, and we'll document how things are going for him. If you've been reading MARVEL KNIGHTS 4, you already know: fantastic! But we'll fill you in on a lot of stuff you didn't know about Roberto and his craft. We'll also reveal his future plans for a certain friendly neighborhood wall-crawler - and you wouldn't want to miss that, would you? Make yours MARVEL SPOTLIGHT!


32 PGS. NO ADS/T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

MARVEL MILESTONES: STAR BRAND & QUASAR
Written by JIM SHOOTER & MARK GRUENWALD


Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR. & PAUL RYAN


Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.


A New Universe is born as Pittsburgh mechanic Ken Connell is gifted with strange superhuman abilities in STAR BRAND #1 (1986)! Plus: QUASAR #1 (1989) - featuring the untold origin of the Cosmic Avenger, who would later be given the Star Brand after crossing over into the New Universe from the mainstream multiverse!


48 PGS. NO ADS/T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$3.99

NEXTWAVE #3
Written by WARREN ELLIS


Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN


ATTENTION SCUM!! It's a special issue of NEXTWAVE. The characters learn the values of compassion, kindness and 5-megaton nuclear weapons! KABOOOOMM!!!! Forget about compassion and kindness, NEXTWAVE #3 has dirty cops, giant deranged robots, enormous guns and schoolchildren! Pulitzer Prize, HERE WE COME!!!


32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

NEW MANGAVERSE #3 (of 5)
Written by C. B. CEBULSKI


Pencils & Cover by TOMMY OHTSUKA


"RINGS OF FATE"


Carol Danvers is a little more than your average S.H.I.E.L.D. agent-she might just be the last hope the world has against the unstoppable forces of the Hand! Led by Silver Samurai, Lady Deathstrike, Sunfire, and the now-evil Elektra, the Hand makes its move! But are any of the heroes left to recover the ultimate symbol of freedom?!


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

NICK FURY'S HOWLING COMMANDOS #6
Written by KEITH GIFFEN


Penciled by DEREC DONOVAN


Cover by RAFA GARRES


Hide yer grandmas! Lock up the puppies! It's time for the Mighty Marvel Monsters to get their ya-ya's out! Everything has led up to this, Merlin vs. the Howling Commandos! There's gonna be biting, tearing, clawing, biting, smashing, brawling and biting! Who will survive!? Who will contrive!? How can you kill a thing that isn't alive!?!?!?


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

PULSE #14
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Penciled by MICHAEL GAYDOS


Cover by MIKE MAYHEW


It's the end of an era. Bendis and Gaydos bid a fond farewell to the pages of the PULSE, but fear not, they are leaving with a doozy. This stand-alone story leaves Jessica Jones faced with the biggest question of her entire life and tells a secret story from her sordid super hero past. Guest-starring Luke Cage and the New Avengers, this issue leads directly into next month's NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL.


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

SABLE & FORTUNE #3 (of 6)
Written by BRENDAN CAHILL


Painted Art & Cover by JOHN M. BURNS


Silver Sable's finally come face-to-face with the man who betrayed her-and usurped the Wild Pack! Dominic Fortune's in a race against time-if he can't stop a madman from activating a network of sleeper agents, the world may be forfeit! But the biggest danger of all is-how long until Sable & Fortune's egos manage to break up their partnership!? The mercenary duo reach a crossroads, coutesy of Brendan Cahill and British comics legend John M. Burns!


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

SENTINEL #5 (of 5)
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER


Art and Cover by JOE VRIENS & UDON COMICS


This is it--the final showdown between Juston's Sentinel and the all-new Stealth Sentinel! Even if Juston survives, how will he face his family and deal with the truth about his mother?


32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

RUNAWAYS #14
Written by BRIAN VAUGHAN


Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA


Cover by MARCOS MARTIN


THE RETURN OF THE PRIDE! PART 1 (of 5)


An epic storyline begins with this perfect jumping-on point for new readers! The villainous Pride returns, but this all-new group isn't made up of the Runaways' evil parents. Who are these shadowy players, and what do they want with the Marvel Universe's next generation of heroes?


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

SHE-HULK #6
Written by DAN SLOTT


Penciled by JUAN BOBILLO


Cover by GREG HORN


"I'm With Cupid"


She-Hulk's firm is dealing with their first superhuman sexual assault case. Their client? Eros of Titan, the space-faring Avenger called Starfox! And when emotions get over-heated at the office-- expect a love triangle or two to finally come to a head! What will this mean for Pug, She-Hulk, and John Jameson? And who (or what) is Awesome Andy falling for?!


32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

SENTRY #7 (of 8)
Written by PAUL JENKINS


Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.


Robert Reynolds is confronted with a truth that may be impossible to accept -- perhaps the Sentry never truly existed! Trapped within the confines of a lunatic asylum, Reynolds confronts the mysterious professor whose untested formula created the Sentry-or did it?


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

THUNDERBOLTS #100
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA


Pencils & Cover by TOM GRUMMETT


Everything old is new again as the New T-Bolts resume their original numbering! A 100th issue giant-sized extravaganza featuring ZEMO vs. PHOTON! And the winner will save the universe! The return of Moonstone! M.A.C.H. IV vs. Songbird! And a T-Bolt makes the ultimate sacrifice for redemption! And by the time the smoke clears, the Thunderbolts will have been shaken to their core! Features an all-new full length story, plus Special Centennial Anniversary Materials!


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

SPIDER-WOMAN: ORIGIN #4 (of 5)
Written by BRIAN REED & BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils & Cover by THE LUNA BROTHERS


Hot on the trail of a mysterious object known only as the "Athena Device," Jessica Drew's quest takes a dark and mysterious twist as a figure from her past returns! The true origin of Spider-Woman continues as Brian Michael Bendis (NEW AVENGERS), Brian Reed (MS. MARVEL) and the Luna Brothers (GIRLS) take you on the ride of Spider-Woman's life!


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

THING #5
Written by DAN SLOTT


Pencils & Cover by ANDREA DIVITO


"Give Till It Hurts"


Billionaire playboy Benjamin J. Grimm is finally doing something positive with his moolah. He's giving something back to his community. Nice, right? So why is his money no good on Yancy Street? And why are the Maggia hiring super-powered muscle to make sure the Thing's charity doesn't start at home?


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

YOUNG AVENGERS #11
Written by ALLAN HEINBERG


Pencils & Cover by JIM CHEUNG


KREE-SKRULL WAR II Continues!


Like the Avengers before them, the Young Avengers find themselves at the center of a KREE-SKRULL WAR. But the kids' involvement in this intergalactic conflict pits them not only against both the Kree and Skrull armies, but against the NEW AVENGERS, as well. Plus, the secret origins of Hulkling and Wiccan -- and the true nature of their ties to the Avengers --are finally revealed in FAMILY MATTERS Part 3 (of 4).


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

UNDERWORLD #2 (of 5)
Written by FRANK TIERI


Penciled by STAZ JOHNSON


Cover by SEAN SCOFFIELD


If you enjoy breathing, you don't do it around Mr. Pain-but Jackie Dio can't help it. He's had an ugly history with the Owl's newest enforcer for more than twenty years and it just happens to involve the Amazing Spider-Man! Plus, the name on every gangster's tongue is the mysterious Consultant-but who is he and what does he want with Jackie?


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

UNTOLD TALES OF THE NEW UNIVERSE

UNTOLD TALES OF THE NEW UNIVERSE: NIGHTMASK
Written by FRED VAN LENTE


Pencils & Cover by ARNOLD PANDER


KINGDOM OF THE GNOME: After twenty years, the original story arc of the New Universe's Dream Walker is at long last completed! The deadly Gnome has lured Nightmask into one final duel to the death in an artificial dreamscape that's been created specifically to destroy him, using Nightmask's own sister as bait!


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

UNTOLD TALES OF THE NEW UNIVERSE: JUSTICE
Written by PETER DAVID


Penciled by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO


Cover by ERIC CANETE


Stalking the New Universe as judge, jury and executioner rolled into one, John Tensen--Justice--has made it his personal mission to make certain that paranormals are using their powers wisely. But when he executes an abusive paranormal in the presence of the para's daughter--potentially sending her down a path of evil--he is forced to question the "justice" of his own actions.


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

UNTOLD TALES OF THE NEW UNIVERSE: PSI-FORCE
Written by TONY BEDARD


Penciled by RUSS BRAUN


Cover by LEONARD KIRK


Gathered by agent Emmet Proudhawk, five teens with mental powers share a mysterious bond. Combining their psionic power, they can summon the Psi-Hawk, an entity greater than the sum of their parts. But with Proudhawk murdered by agents who want to control them, the Psi-Force team find that power is a curse. Now Proudhawk's long-lost brother arrives, hounded by his own enemies, and the mighty Psi-Hawk is about to meet its match!


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

UNTOLD TALES OF THE NEW UNIVERSE: STAR BRAND
Written by JEFF PARKER


Penciled by JAVIER PALUDO


Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. & JOHN ROMITA SR.


An untold tale of the New Universe! Ken Connell meets an interdimensional researcher looking for the wearer of the Star Brand. She wants to know more about the man in charge of the most powerful weapon in the galaxy. He wants to know if she's single. The data raises the question: is Ken worthy to wield the power of the brand--is anyone in the New Universe?


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

UNTOLD TALES OF THE NEW UNIVERSE: DP7
Written by C. B. CEBULSKI


Penciled by M. D. BRIGHT


Cover by DOUG ALEXANDER


The "X-Men of the New Universe" make their grand return to the new millennium with an untold tale from the days of the 80s! On the run from their captors at The Clinic, our Displaced Paranormals take shelter and hope to find the peace they so rightfully deserve on an Indian reservation. However, they soon discover persecution extends beyond those with enhanced genetic abilities and they must side with their Native American brethren to overcome an evil that threatens to engulf them all. Deadwood meets the Seven Samurai in this blast from the past!


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

MARVEL ADVENTURES

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #13
Written by ZEB WELLS


Penciled by PATRICK SCHERBERGER


Cover by AMANDA CONNER


When the Chameleon comes to town Spider-Man must face off against his most deceptive foe. But will Spidey be able to keep his head straight when the master of disguise targets...Aunt May?!?


32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.50

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #10
Written by JEFF PARKER


Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA


Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN


War-drums are beating as four heroes work their way through the most mysterious jungle in Africa. An international misunderstanding has brought them here to be hunted by a shadowy figure who has uncanny skill and the technological might of the world's most advanced nation at his disposal. Will the Fantastic Four make it back from Wakanda, and will they be friends or prey for the man known in whispers as... THE BLACK PANTHER!?


32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.50

X-MEN

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


Penciled by RAMON BACHS


Cover by STUART IMMONEN


Witness the stunning conclusion to GENERATION M! Mysteries are solved and secrets are revealed! The serial killer who has been hunting down de-powered mutants comes for Sally Floyd and...Warren Worthington III?


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

CABLE/DEADPOOL #26
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA


Pencils by LAN MEDINA


Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER


"BORN AGAIN!" Part 1 (of 2)


This is a prequel to the "BLOOD OF APOCALYPSE" arc running in X-Men #182-186!


Cable sees the signs--omens and portents--characters gathering, moving across the board like chess pieces... can APOCALYPSE be resurrected? Can Cable and Deadpool stop it in time? And most surprising of all... what if one of them doesn't want it to be stopped?


X-citement! X-Thrills! X-over = higher sales!


Makes Deadpool happy!


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

EXILES #78
Written by TONY BEDARD


Pencils & Cover by JIM CALAFIORE


"WORLD TOUR: SQUADRON SUPREME"


The Exiles are knee-deep in the World Tour, and up to their necks in trouble! How is that possible? Don't ask! It's the Exiles vs. the Squadron Supreme! And is there a new team member in their future? You bet there is! Part 2 (of 2)!


32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

NEW EXCALIBUR #5
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT


Penciled by STEVEN CUMMINGS


Cover by MICHAEL RYAN


"CHOOSE YOUR DESTINY"


With the Dark X-Men subdued, you would think New Excalibur would have smooth sailing. THINK AGAIN! Lionheart (from AVENGERS) and her new mysterious master plan on making their lives a living hell. Part 2 (of 2)!


32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

SON OF M #4 (of 6)
Written by DAVID HINE


Penciled by ROY ALLAN MARTINEZ


Cover by JOHN WATSON


Quicksilver's betrayal is discovered and Crystal leads a group of angry Inhumans in hot pursuit. Meanwhile Pietro lifts the lid on a Pandora's box of dark forces, which threaten the future of three races -- mutant, human and Inhuman. And the first casualty could be his own daughter.


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

NEW X-MEN #24
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST


Pencils & Cover by MARK BROOKS


"CRUSADE" Part 1 (of 4)


If you thought issues #20-23 were intense, buckle up. The dire consequences of issue #23 have put the students of the Xavier Institute in their most dangerous situation yet. Reverend Stryker has replaced his crucifixes and prayers with bullets and hand grenades. Can the kids survive his brand of conversion?


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

SENTINEL SQUAD O*N*E #3 (of 5)
Written by JOHN LAYMAN


Penciled by AARON LOPRESTI


Cover by PASQUAL FERRY


Let's do the math. Giant robots plus dinosaurs equals a nonstop action explosion-thon! The new recruits of the Sentinel Squad are sent to the Savage Land on a highly dangerous rescue mission. But when the squad realizes that this mission means certain death, are they willing to go against their orders to escape being digested by a T. Rex?!


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

X-FACTOR #5
Written by PETER DAVID


Penciled by DENNIS CALLERO


Cover by RYAN SOOK


An intense tale of a struggle for survival as a terrified, mute, and badly injured Siryn finds herself at the mercy of a demented captor...and her only hope of rescue is in the person of a powerless Rictor!


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

STORM #2 (of 6)
Written by ERIC JEROME DICKEY


Penciled by DAVID YARDIN


Cover by MIKE MAYHEW


The epic, untold love story between Marvel's two pre-eminent Black super heroes -- Storm and the Black Panther -- is finally told, as only New York Times best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey can do it! The orphaned street urchin known as Ororo has big problems: Emerging mutant powers that she can't understand, let alone control, and a crew of ruthless mercenaries that will stop at nothing to capture the elusive "wind-rider" of legend. Ororo's only hope to survive? A boy she's never met. A warrior prince whose fledgling skills are about to be put to the supreme test. Don't miss out on this story, True Believer, as it builds to a July Event that will shake the entire Marvel Universe.


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

UNCANNY X-MEN #471
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT


Pencils & Cover by BILLY TAN


"WAND'RING STAR"


Rachel takes the fight to the aliens that slaughtered her family! But will the X-Men be able to keep her from crossing the line into murder?! Part 3 (of 3)!


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

X-MEN #184
Written by PETER MILLIGAN


Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA


"THE BLOOD OF APOCALPYSE"


Apocalypse has returned and declared war on humanity. The X-Men are against the ropes, almost at their end. Then the unthinkable happens. A new horseman joins his ranks; an all-too-familiar horseman that will leave the X-Men shattered forever! (and we're not just talking about this guy on the cover!) Part 3 (of 5)!


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

X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS #5 (of 6)
Written by ED BRUBAKER


Penciled by TREVOR HAIRSINE


Cover by MARC SILVESTRI


It's the penultimate issue of the most shocking X-Men mini-series of the century! Cyclops has learned the horrible truth of the identity of his captor, just as the X-Men have uncovered the pieces of Professor X's long-held secret shame. Now they'll battle through Sentinels and other machinations to meet their new enemy face-to-face, in the one place they hope to find Charles Xavier, assuming he survived the House of M. Also featuring a back up story that details the first time Emma Frost met Professor X.


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

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE/DRACULA #2 (of 4)
Written by FRANK TIERI


Penciled by CLAYTON HENRY


Cover by JAE LEE


Welcome to 19th century London. A time of big hats, cobblestone streets...and Apocalypse! His centuries-long feud with Dracula is reaching a breaking point. And for the first time in his life, Apocalypse needs help! Guest-starring Abraham van Helsing!


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

X-MEN: THE 198 #3 (of 5)
Written by DAVID HINE


Penciled by JIM MUNIZ


Cover by JUAN DOE


Viva la Revolucion! The inmates--we mean refuges--at Xavier's are starting to get a little antsy inside the walls. They want out. But with the new electronic tagging that the O*N*E* is introducing, how long before the 198 decide to fight back!?


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

X-STATIX PRESENTS: DEAD GIRL #3 (of 5)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN


Penciled by NICK DRAGOTTA


Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED


Of the many secrets that Doctor Strange holds in his extremely well-manicured head, perhaps the greatest is this: why do some characters return from the dead, while others continue to languish in obscurity? Is it just a question of circulation? Or is there a more mysterious, harder-to-quantify-with-an-Excel-spreadsheet force at work?


Well, the evil Pitiful One and four of his deceased cohorts are going to find out! They know that Doctor Strange holds the mystery to cold beer, warm sandwiches, and Sunday afternoon naps in his head, and they'll do anything to get that one-way ticket back to the land o' the living! Even if it means killing everyone in their path...


Good thing Doctor Strange and Dead Girl are gathering an all-star team of dead heroes to best them! Featuring Dead Ant-Man, Dead Mysterio, Dead Anarchist, Dead Mister Sensitive, and a host more!


32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

X-MEN: THE END - MEN AND X-MEN #3 (of 6)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT


Penciled by SEAN CHEN


Cover by GENE HA


The epic tale of the end of Marvel's Merry Mutants continues! A strike-force led by Cyclops finds itself pitted against the Shi'ar Imperial Superguardians as a separate team of X-Men travel deep into space to rescue the Phoenix. X-Men fans won't want to miss this action packed issue, where Gambit, disguised as Mr. Sinister confronts the Shi'ar Chancellor.


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

MAX COMICS

PUNISHER #31
Written by GARTH ENNIS


Penciled by GORAN PARLOV


Covers by TIM BRADSTREET


"Barracuda," Parts 1 (of 6)


Jigsaw, Ma Gnucci, the Russian -- Frank Castle's faced some fearsome foes in his day, but none as stone-cold rotten to the bone as The Barracuda. He's big, he's mean, and the last thing on earth you want is to see him smile.


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

ICON COMICS

POWERS #18
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Art & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING


The wildest story in POWERS history continues. Wilder than an all-monkey issue? Wilder than melting Warren Ellis' face off? Wilder than making Deena a murdering power? YES!! Check out this Eisner Award-winning series from NEW AVENGERS writer Brian Bendis!


32 PGS./MATURE ...$2.95


POWERS is TM & (c) 2005 Jinxworld Inc. All Rights Reserved.

MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVELS

ULTIMATE IRON MAN VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC
Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD


Pencils & Cover by ANDY KUBERT


The most imaginative, groundbreaking comic of 2005! International bestseller, four-time Hugo award, two-time Nebula award and World Fantasy Award winner Orson Scott Card (author of Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Shadow Puppets) comes to the Ultimate Universe. He's joined by industry legend Andy Kubert (ULTIMATE X-MEN, MARVEL 1602 and WOLVERINE: ORIGIN) to show the shocking beginning of Ultimate Iron Man! If you thought THE ULTIMATES told you everything you needed to know about Ultimate Iron Man, think again! Collects ULTIMATE IRON MAN #1-5.


136 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$19.99


ISBN: 0-7851-2125-0


Trim size: Standard

ULTIMATE IRON MAN VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC -
BOOKSTORE VARIANT EDITION


136 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$19.99


ISBN: 0-7851-2151-X

NEW AVENGERS VOL. 3: SECRETS & LIES PREMIERE HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Penciled by DAVID FINCH & FRANK CHO


Cover by DAVID FINCH


The debut of the mysterious New Avenger everyone has been talking about all year! Who is Ronin and why has Captain America recruited him into the fold? Here's a hint: He's not Daredevil! Plus: Spider-Woman's dark secrets revealed! Captain America catches her double-dealing the Avengers and corners her! How did Spider-Woman get her powers back and to whom does she answer? It's all here! Collects NEW AVENGERS #11-15 and the lead story from GIANT-SIZE SPIDER-WOMAN #1.


136 PGS./ Rated A ...$19.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1939-6


Trim size: Standard

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ANT-MAN/GIANT-MAN VOL. 1
Written by STAN LEE, LARRY LIEBER & ERNIE HART


Penciled by JACK KIRBY, DON HECK, LARRY LIEBER & DICK AYERS


Cover by JACK KIRBY


Burned under the magnifying glass of overwhelming demand, Mighty Marvel has given in to give you our smallest hero in his big Masterworks debut! Lee and Kirby's second hero creation, scientist Hank Pym, invented an amazing growth serum and a cybernetic helmet making him the Astonishing Ant-Man! Teamed up with the winsome Wasp, the tiny twosome battle a sensational array of mini- and maxi-sized menaces from the Scarlet Beetle to the Black Knight! And if that's not enough to occupy a man of science, he's also defending the good ol' U.S. of A's secrets from the commie hordes! But we've got more than just miniature mayhem for you, True Believer. You can look forward to the birth of the biggest Avenger there ever was-Giant-Man-so run, don't walk, and reserve your copy today!


Collecting TALES TO ASTONISH #27, 35-52


288 PGS./All Ages ...$49.99


ISBN: 0-7851-2049-1


MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ANT-MAN/GIANT-MAN VOL. 1 - VARIANT EDITION VOL. 59


288 PGS./All Ages ...$54.99


ISBN: 0-7851-2050-5

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE MARVEL COMICS VOL. 2
Written & Illustrated by CARL BURGOS, PAUL GUSTAVSON, BILL EVERETT, AL ANDERS, BEN THOMPSON, STEVE DAHLMAN & MORE


Cover by BILL EVERETT


Marvel proudly presents more Golden Age goodness, reprinting issues #5-8 of MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS from 1940. This hardcover collection remasters and restores these early adventures, some reprinted for the very first time! See the Human Torch join the police force! Witness the execution of the Sub-Mariner! Plus: In the wake of the Sub-Mariner's attack on New York City, the Torch and the Sub-Mariner face off in their historic first meeting!


272 PGS./All Ages ...$49.99


ISBN: 0-7851-2112-9


MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE MARVEL COMICS VOL. 2 - VARIANT EDITION VOL. 60


272 PGS./All Ages ...$54.99


ISBN: 0-7851-2113-7

MARVEL VISIONARIES: JACK KIRBY VOL. 2 HC
Written by JACK KIRBY, JOE SIMON & STAN LEE


Pencils & Cover by JACK KIRBY


Humor, horror, westerns, war, romance, espionage and, of course, super-heroic adventure...many domains, but only one King. From the Two-Gun Kid, Sgt. Fury and Agent Jimmy Woo to the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and beyond, the talent of Jack Kirby underlies the history and future of Marvel! See Captain America's first appearance...all three of them! Witness the first Avengers/X-Men battle, and learn the origin of Professor X! Cower before Doctor Doom, wielding the power of the Silver Surfer! The Yellow Claw! Mangog! Fin Fang Foom! Otherworldly dinosaurs, mutant seagulls and more await as comicdom's commemoration of Kirby continues! Collects CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1, MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #23, YELLOW CLAW #4, STRANGE TALES #89 and #114, TWO-GUN KID #60, LOVE ROMANCES #103, X-MEN #9, TALES OF SUSPENSE #59, SGT FURY #13, FANTASTIC FOUR #57-60, NOT BRAND ECCH #1, THOR #154-157, and DEVIL DINOSAUR #1.


344 PGS./All Ages ...$34.99


ISBN: 0-7851-2094-7


Trim size: Oversized


MARVEL VISIONARIES: JACK KIRBY VOL. 1 HARDCOVER STILL AVAILABLE!


$29.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1574-9)

ALIAS OMNIBUS
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Penciled by MICHAEL GAYDOS


Cover by DAVID MACK


Meet Jessica Jones. Once upon a time, she was a costumed super hero. But not a very good one. Now a chain-smoking, self-destructive alcoholic, Jessica is the owner and sole employee of Alias Investigations - a small, private-investigative firm specializing in superhuman cases. This deluxe hardcover collects all 28 issues of super-scribe Brian Michael Bendis' ALIAS - plus all-new, behind-the-scenes bonus material compiled in conjunction with the writer himself! In her inaugural arc, Jessica's life immediately becomes expendable when she uncovers the potentially explosive secret of one hero's true identity. But her wit, charm and intelligence just may help her survive through another day. Thrust into the midst of a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels, has Jessica burned too many bridges to turn to old friends for help? Plus: Jessica travels to upstate New York to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl rumored to be a mutant in a prejudiced small town; goes on a date with the Astonishing Ant-Man; teams up with Jessica Drew, the original Spider-Woman; and confronts the demons of her past! Collects ALIAS #1-28 and WHAT IF JESSICA JONES HAD JOINED THE AVENGERS?


720 PGS./Explicit Content ...$69.99


ISBN: 0-7851-2121-8


Trim size: Oversized

THOR: BLOOD OATH HC
Written by


MICHAEL AVON OEMING


Pencils & Cover by SCOTT KOLINS


Travel back in Marvel history for a classic Thor adventure! Stepping out of the past of the glorious days of Kirby, Lee and Buscema, THOR: BLOOD OATH presents Thor in his prime, with your favorite cast -- including Odin, Balder, the Warriors Three and more! The Warriors Three are put on trial for murder. Standing beside his brothers-in-arms, Thor ties himself to their fate, as they are sent on an impossible journey by the Giants to pay their "weird" a blood price for the killing of a Giant's son. Thor and his three allies will journey across the lands, through Greece, Midgard, Asia and Africa, and clash with gods, monsters, the dead and occasionally each other! Collects THOR : BLOOD OATH #1-6.


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


ISBN: 0-7851-2274-5


Trim size: Oversized

RUNAWAYS VOL. 5: ESCAPE TO NEW YORK DIGEST
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN


Penciled by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA & ADRIAN ALPHONA


Cover by JO CHEN


The team's lineup changes forever in the 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!" 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? Plus: The Runaways embark on a coast-to-coast adventure, guest-starring Cloak and Dagger AND the New Avengers! When Cloak is accused of a crime he didn't commit by the heroes of New York City, the vigilante is forced to turn to the teenage Runaways for help. This story will take our teens to a place they've never been: NYC! Collects RUNAWAYS #7-12.


144 PGS./Rated A ...$7.99


ISBN: 0-7851-1901-9

SPIDER-GIRL PRESENTS JUGGERNAUT JR. VOL. 1: SECRETS & LIES DIGEST
Written by TOM DEFALCO


Penciled by RON LIM


Cover by RON FRENZ


Lots of people have big shoes to fill, but how many have to fill the helmet of the Juggernaut? Teenager Zane Yama grows up fast and hits the big time headfirst when he inherits his father's unstoppability and joins the latest generation of Avengers! J2 squares off against villains and heroes alike, including a certain green goliath who thinks he's STILL the strongest one there is! Plus: the first appearances of the X-People and Wild Thing, daughter of Wolverine and Elektra! Collects J2 #1-6.


144 PGS./All Ages ...$7.99


ISBN: 0-7851-2047-5

ULTIMATE X-MEN ULTIMATE COLLECTION BOOK 1 TPB
Written by MARK MILLAR with GEOFF JOHNS


Penciled by ADAM KUBERT, ANDY KUBERT, TOM RANEY, THOMAS DERENICK & AARON LOPRESTI


New Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU


Collecting the first year of Mark Millar's groundbreaking ULTIMATE X-MEN - issues #1-12 - in one colossal trade paperback! Featuring an all-new cover by ULTIMATE HULK VS. WOLVERINE artist Leinil Francis Yu! The world stands on the brink of genetic war. Mankind has made the first move, launching an army of giant, cybernetic executioners called Sentinels - programmed to target and eliminate the mutant DNA strand. Now, Magneto and his mutant terrorist cell are preparing to follow through on their threats of Homo sapien genocide. The only force that can prevent total annihilation: five awkward teenagers and their crippled mentor! Plus: The inexperienced X-Men must rely on the enigmatic and unproven Wolverine when they become pawns of the mysterious Weapon X program. Can Logan go it alone against the shadow-ops organization that transformed him into one of the world's most lethal killing machines? Also featuring the rare ULTIMATE X-MEN #1/2!


336 PGS./Rated A ...$24.99


ISBN: 0-7851-2187-0

X-MEN: COLOSSUS BLOODLINE TPB
Written by DAVID HINE


Penciled by JORGE LUCAS


Cover by CHRIS BACHALO


From the pages of ASTONISHING X-MEN! Colossus has returned from the dead, only to find his relatives are being killed in his homeland! Peter must travel to Russia to face a shadowy villain whose origin lies in Peter's past. Will this foe lead Colossus down the path of darkness, and will defeating him cost Peter his soul?! Collects X-MEN: COLOSSUS BLOODLINE #1-5.


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


ISBN: 0-7851-1900-0

CABLE/DEADPOOL VOL. 4: BOSOM BUDDIES TPB
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA


Pencils by PATRICK ZIRCHER


Cover by SHANE DAVIS


Deadpool FINALLY gets hired for a job! There's a missing hard drive, and whoever gets it could very well own the world! Naturally, our Merc With a Mouth is going to find it first, right? Well...only if he can outwit that superspy known as the CAT, and slide by the undulating charms of three gorgeous and deadly snake chicks. That's right: Black Mamba, Asp and Diamondback are back in business as the B.A.D. Girls! And what's Cable doing during all of this...? Well, keeping an eye on Deadpool, since whoever owns the hard drive could very well own the world! (Didn't you read that the first time?!) Collects CABLE/DEADPOOL #19-24.


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ISBN: 0-7851-1869-1

DAREDEVIL VOL. 13: THE MURDOCK PAPERS TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils & Cover by ALEX MALEEV


The Eisner Award-winning run of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev comes to a blistering conclusion! 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! Collects DAREDEVIL #76-81.


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ISBN: 0-7851-1810-1

INCREDIBLE HULK: PLANET HULK PRELUDE TPB
Written by DANIEL WAY


Penciled by KEU CHA & JUAN SANTACRUZ


Cover by BRANDON PETERSON


Bruce Banner has finally found a semblance of peace. Here, in the isolated interior of Alaska, he hopes to protect the rest of humanity from the Hulk's never-ending rampage by secluding himself in self-imposed exile. Banner is confident that his plan will work - after all, who would be foolish enough to actually come looking for the Hulk? But when Nick Fury comes calling, you know there's trouble for someone involved. This story sets up next year's huge event involving a certain Jade Giant. Collects INCREDIBLE HULK #88-91 and the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.


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ISBN: 0-7851-1953-1

CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER VOL. 1 TPB
Written by ED BRUBAKER


Penciled by STEVE EPTING, MICHAEL LARK & JOHN PAUL LEON


Cover by STEVE EPTING


Cap is awakened in the dead of the night by agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., who need the kind of help only he can provide. But the corpse he finds on the Heli-carrier brings him face-to-face with the unthinkable, and opens doors to terror and manipulation he never dreamed possible! It's a new beginning as four-time Eisner-nominated Best Writer Ed Brubaker makes his Marvel debut, joined by white-hot artist Steve Epting! Collects CAPTAIN AMERICA #1-7.


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ISBN: 0-7851-1920-5

BLACK PANTHER: WHO IS THE BLACK PANTHER TPB
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN


Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.


The Wakandan super hero is back with Hollywood heavyweight Reginald Hudlin (House Party, Boomerang) and fan-favorite John Romita Jr. (WOLVERINE, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) teaming up to deliver a new take on T'Challa that's sure to excite both True Believers and the hip-hop faithful. The Black Panther's origin is retold here in cinematic scope with social satire and all-out action. Collects BLACK PANTHER #1-6.


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


ISBN: 0-7851-2048-3

SQUADRON SUPREME: DEATH OF A UNIVERSE TPB
Written by MARK GRUENWALD, KURT BUSIEK & LEN KAMINSKI


Penciled by PAUL RYAN, GEORGE PÉREZ, CARLOS PACHECO & ANTHONY WILLIAMS


Cover by PAUL RYAN


What happens when a world's greatest heroes are left without a world? The late, great Mark Gruenwald's final Squadron Supreme saga sees the super heroes save their universe, only to be ejected from it in response! In the more mainstream Marvel Universe, mind control and manipulation put them both against and alongside the Avengers, but the greatest shock comes when they return to their home universe and see just how it's been saved without them! Featuring material from the critically acclaimed Kurt Busiek/George Pérez run of AVENGERS! Collects SQUADRON SUPREME: DEATH OF UNIVERSE, THOR #280, AVENGERS #5-6, AVENGERS/SQUADRON SUPREME ANNUAL and SQUADRON SUPREME: NEW WORLD ORDER.


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INFINITY WAR TPB
Written by JIM STARLIN


Penciled by RON LIM, TOM RANEY, ANGEL MEDINA & SHAWN MCMANUS


Cover by RON LIM


After Adam Warlock's return in INFINITY GAUNTLET, his worse half -- the Magus --wasn't far behind! The struggle for ultimate power over the universe continues when a stockpile of evil twins overwhelm the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, the X-Men, the New Warriors, Alpha Flight and more! Will the universe be saved, destroyed...or both? Collects INFINITY WAR #1-6, MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #108-111 and WARLOCK AND THE INFINITY WATCH #7-10.


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ISBN: 0-7851-2105-6

SILVER SURFER: REBIRTH OF THANOS TPB
Written by JIM STARLIN & SCOTT EDELMAN


Penciled by RON LIM & MIKE ZECK


Cover by RON LIM


The quest that led to INFINITY GAUNTLET begins here! Back from the dead, Thanos is after the power to bring the rest of the universe with him on a return trip! Can the Silver Surfer, Drax the Destroyer and others stop the cosmic iconoclast before he uses reality as a token of his affection for Death? Special guest-appearance by the Impossible Man! Featuring a rare Thanos solo story not seen in almost thirty years! Collects SILVER SURFER #34-38, THANOS QUEST #1-2 and the Thanos backup from LOGAN'S RUN #6.


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ISBN: 0-7851-2046-7

DRAX THE DESTROYER: EARTH FALL TPB
Written by KEITH GIFFEN


Pencils & Cover by MITCH BREITWEISER


The crash of an interstellar prison transport spells big trouble for an isolated Alaskan town when Paibok the Power Skrull, Lunatik, the Blood Brothers and Drax the Destroyer come calling. It's not a social call. Oh... and you think you know Drax? Big, green and not all that bright - is that the Drax you're thinking about? You don't know Drax! This collection hits just in time for Drax's pivotal role in the Universe-shattering "ANNIHILATION" event beginning this month! Collects DRAX THE DESTROYER #1-4.


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ISBN: 0-7851-1806-3

ESSENTIAL NOVA VOL. 1 TPB
Written by MARV WOLFMAN & LEN WEIN


Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA, SAL BUSCEMA, CARMINE INFANTINO, GENE COLAN & ROSS ANDRU


Cover by JOHN BUSCEMA


Before NEW WARRIORS, Nova was one of the seventies' most scintillating stars and it shows! Be it murder mystery or cosmic clash, the Human Rocket rises to the occasion! Historic heroes! Futuristic fiends! War with the Skrulls! Special guest-appearances by Spider-Man, the Thing and...Moses!? Collects NOVA #1-25, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #171 and MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE ANNUAL #3.


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ISBN: 0-7851-2093-9

ESSENTIAL OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE - DELUXE EDITION 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


The original encyclopedia of adventures: expanded, augmented and updated! Marvel's continuity kings continued their quest for completeness in these issues of dedicated Deluxeness! Top talent teamed to headline heroes like Captain America, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Nick Fury, the Hulk and dozens of others! Full lineups of the Avengers, the Defenders, the Fantastic Four and more! Collects the first third of the OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE - DELUXE EDITION.


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ISBN: 0-7851-1934-5

ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1 TPB - NEW PRINTING
Written by STAN LEE


Penciled by STEVE DITKO


Cover by JACK KIRBY & STEVE DITKO


Featuring the birth of an unlikely hero and the early adventures that paved the way for the mega-popular media icon that Spider-Man is today! Introducing the Sandman, the Lizard, Electro and more! Collects AMAZING FANTASY #15, and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1-20 and ANNUAL #1.


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ISBN: 0-7851-2192-7

X-MEN: MUTANT GENESIS
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT


Penciled by JIM LEE


Cover by JIM LEE


The best-selling storyline is back in print! The mutant terrorist Magneto again threatens the world, and only the X-Men can stop him! And should they survive this confrontation, the villainous Omega Red is waiting in the wings! Collects X-MEN #1-7.


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ISBN: 0-7851-2212-5

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MARVEL ADVENTURES FLIP MAGAZINE #10
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #10


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Pencils & Cover by MIKE NORTON


MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #10


Written by JEFF PARKER


Pencils & Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN


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MARVEL HEROES FLIP MAGAZINE #10
NEW AVENGERS #10


Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN


Cover by DAVID FINCH


CAPTAIN AMERICA #10


Written by ED BRUBAKER


Penciled by MICHAEL LARK


Cover by STEVE EPTING


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ULTIMATE TALESFLIP MAGAZINE #10
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #18 & 19


Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS


Pencils & Covers by MARK BAGLEY


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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #38


Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI


Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.


Cover by KAARE ANDREWS


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Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN


Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA


Cover by JO CHEN


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ULTIMATE MARVELFLIP MAGAZINE #10
ULTIMATE X-MEN #10


Written by MARK MILLAR


Pencils & Cover by ADAM KUBERT


ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #10


Written by WARREN ELLIS


Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN


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MARVEL SELECT FLIP MAGAZINE #10
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Written by JOSS WHEDON


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NEW X-MEN: ACADEMY X #10


Written by NUNZIO DEFILIPPIS & CHRISTINA WEIR


Penciled by PACO MEDINA


Cover by MICHAEL RYAN


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MARVEL PREVIEWS #32
Each issue of MARVEL PREVIEWS is a comic-book-sized, 104-page, glossy full-color guide to all of Marvel's upcoming releases! Marvel Previews also includes special previews of upcoming or sold-out projects.


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