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Sneak Peeks: Marvel Titles Shipping 5.28.2009 (Part 5)

Courtesy of Marvel here are preview pages for Ender’s Shadow: Battle School #5, Lords of Avalon: Knight of Darkness #6, Marvel Apes: Grunt Line Special #1, Squadron Supreme #22 and The Stand: American Nightmares #3 all scheduled to ship next week (5/28/09).

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ENDER’S SHADOW: BATTLE SCHOOL #5
COVER BY: TIMOTHY GREEN II
WRITER: MIKE CAREY
PENCILS: SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
INKS: SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
COLORED BY: GIULIA BRUSCO
LETTERED BY: VC – CORY PETIT
THE STORY:
Sister Carlotta’s quest to understand Bean’s past brings unwelcome revelations about his future. Meanwhile, Bean himself faces a daunting task which will finally bring him face to face with his famous rival – but will they meet as friends or as enemies? The first chapter of Bean’s journey in Marvel’s adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi classic, Ender’s Shadow, reaches its conclusion here!
Parental Advisory …$3.99

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LORDS OF AVALON: KNIGHT OF DARKNESS #6
COVER BY: TOMMY OHTSUKA
WRITER: SHERRILYN KENYON & ROBIN FURTH
PENCILS: TOMMY OHTSUKA
THE STORY:
THE THRILLING CONCLUSION TO #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR SHERRILYN KENYON’S EPIC TALE! Varian and Blaise are going up against Morgen’s entire army of Adoni, with the battle coming to a head at the Slaughter Bridge. It’s still unclear if the bridge’s protector, the spirit of Lord Sagremor, will fight for or against Varian and his friends. Meanwhile, Merewyn is under suspicion for having betrayed Varian, Blaise and the others to Morgen, when in reality, she has made a pact with Dame Fortune that has rendered her mute, unable to defend herself! Don’t miss the gripping finale of this tale of war, magic and romance!
Parental Advisory …$3.99

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MARVEL APES: GRUNT LINE SPECIAL #1
COVER BY: JOHN WATSON
WRITER: KARL KESEL
PENCILS: JOE SUITOR
INKS: JOE SUITOR
COLORED BY: JOE SUITOR
LETTERED BY: JARED FLETCHER
THE STORY:
Evolution got ya down? Fear not hairless ones, because MARVEL APES are about to get HAMMERED!
When teenager Roy Reyna finds he can transform into the super-powered simian APE X, it’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys…until H.A.M.M.E.R. agents capture him. The next thing Ape X knows, he’s in a secret prison being interrogated about some strange…Ape Universe. He doesn’t have the answers they want, and they don’t believe him. But they’ll break him, one way or another…
Ape X’s only hope is Jane Potter— a young journalist working for the Front Line newspaper, hungry for her first Big Story— plus her quirky co-conspirators: the Initiative’s furry fury, Gorilla Girl, and the world’s most lovable loser, the Gibbon. All this banana bunch has to do to save Ape X is break into the secret government facility known as…PROJECT PEGASUS.
Mix in some bad puns and big guns, the Red Ghost’s Super-Apes and a sinister cyber-simian called Ooktron, and the fur really flies! But escaping from Project Pegasus is no joke— and on this front line everyone is expendable!
One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

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SQUADRON SUPREME #11
COVER BY: MARCO CHECCHETTO
WRITER: HOWARD CHAYKIN
PENCILS: MARCO CHECCHETTO
INKS: MARCO CHECCHETTO
COLORED BY: MATT MILLA
LETTERED BY: VC – JOE CARAMAGNA
THE STORY:
“RAISING THE BAR!”
As if all-out war between the new and old Squadrons Supreme wasn’t bad enough…America still has to endure the normal problems…terrorism, criminal geniuses, mutated astronauts…and a rising tide of superhumanity. Okay, maybe nothing’s
normal anymore, but that doesn’t make anything any easier…
Parental Advisory …$2.99

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THE STAND: AMERICAN NIGHTMARES #3
COVER BY: LEE BERMEJO
WRITER: ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
PENCILS: MIKE PERKINS
INKS: MIKE PERKINS
COLORED BY: LAURA MARTIN
LETTERED BY: VC – RUS WOOTON
THE STORY:
The most harrowing chapter of Stephen King’s horror epic yet! When Larry Underwood and his new companion Rita Blakemoor decide to escape from New York, they head for the Lincoln Tunnel…little knowing that they are embarking on a nightmare journey that will unleash their deepest, darkest fears and demons, both real and imagined. Meanwhile, Harold and Frannie set off on their own great adventure–on mopeds!–and Stu Redman meets another survivor. But is he friend or foe?
Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99

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Sneak Peeks: Marvel Titles Shipping 5.28.2009 (Part 4)

Courtesy of Marvel here are preview pages for Dark Reign: The Hood #1, Dark Reign: Elektra #3, Ghost Rider #35,  The Immortal Iron Fist #26 and Moon Knight #30 all scheduled to ship next week.

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DARK REIGN: THE HOOD #1
COVER BY: MARKO DJURDJEVIC
WRITER: JEFF PARKER
PENCILS: KYLE HOTZ
INKS: KYLE HOTZ
COLORED BY: FRANK MARTIN
THE STORY:
Straight from the pages of NEW AVENGERS and DARK REIGN: THE CABAL—go deep into the cutthroat world of The Hood! You may know him as the tough-talking crime boss who’s organizing the villains of NYC while wheeling and dealing with the likes of Loki and Dr. Doom. But what about his pregnant girlfriend, addict cousin and institutionalized mother that we met back in his debut mini? And what price is he paying for his rapid climb up the ranks of crime and power? Writer Jeff Parker (AGENTS OF ATLAS) and Kyle Hotz (THE HOOD: BLOOD FROM STONES) invite you to spend a week in the life of Parker Robinson, one of the key characters in Dark Reign, as he struggles to keep his professional and personal lives from destroying each other!
Parental Advisory …$3.99

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DARK REIGN: ELEKTRA #3
COVER BY: LEE BERMEJO
WRITER: ZEB WELLS
PENCILS: CLAY MANN
INKS: MARK PENNINGTON
COLORED BY: MATT HOLLINGSWORTH
THE STORY:
A fatigued and badly wounded Elektra is out of H.A.M.M.E.R. custody and on the run, and Norman Osborn wants her
neutralized. Nothing for it but to send his best anti-Elektra operative – the Dark Avengers’ own…HAWKEYE! He killed her once when he was Bullseye. Does a wounded Elektra even stand a chance? From Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Clay Mann (DAREDEVIL)!
Rated T+ …$3.99

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GHOST RIDER #35
COVER BY: ARTHUR SUYDAM
WRITER: JASON AARON
PENCILS: TONY MOORE
INKS: TONY MOORE
LETTERED BY: VC – JOE CARAMAGNA
THE STORY:
“TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS,” PART 3
Johnny Blaze has come to a monastery in Japan, just wanting to be left alone as he waits patiently for the end of the world. But when a local biker gang begins terrorizing the town, Blaze realizes that his work as Ghost Rider isn’t quite done yet.
Parental Advisory …$2.99

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THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST #26
COVER BY: PATRICK ZIRCHER
WRITER: DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
PENCILS: TRAVEL FOREMAN
COLORED BY: MATT MILLA
LETTERED BY: NATE PIEKOS
THE STORY:
Danny’s escape from Hell gets down to the wire! Trapped in the mystical and secret eighth city of monsters, Danny and the Immortal Weapons have to make the prison-break of a lifetime…with Davos waiting to meet them outside! But will he help them run…or shove them back to their deaths?! By Duane Swierczynski (CABLE) and Travel Foreman (ARES)!
Rated T+ …$2.99

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MOON KNIGHT #30
COVER BY: GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
WRITER: MIKE BENSON
PENCILS: JEFTE PALO
COLORED BY: LEE LOUGHRIDGE
LETTERED BY: VC – JOE CARAMAGNA
THE STORY:
“DOWN SOUTH,” PART 4
The little Mexican town of El Paso Del Norte is getting crowded. First, there’s Moon Knight, whose current alter ego, Jake Lockley, is playing bodyguard to a young woman who’s in the crosshairs of virtually every assassin South of the Rio Grande. Then, there’s the Zapata Brothers, a duo of outlandish assassins that’s determined to collect the bounty. And then there’s the Punisher, who’s crossed the border on the trail of some Russian Mobsters. Oh, and did we forget to mention the phantom predator known as Toltec, who’s got his sights on everyone?
Parental Advisory …$2.99

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Sneak Peeks: Marvel Titles Shipping 5.28.2009 (Part 3)

Courtesy of Marvel here are preview pages for Wolverine: First Class #15, Wolverine #72, Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk #6, Wolverine: Origins #36 and X-Force #15 all scheduled to ship next week (5/28/09).

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WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #15
COVER BY: DENNIS CALERO
WRITER: PETER DAVID
PENCILS: SCOTT KOBLISH
INKS: SCOTT KOBLISH
COLORED BY: ULISES ARREOLA
LETTERED BY: VC – JOE CARAMAGNA

THE STORY:
Kitty Pryde’s got a crush, and she’s depending on Wolvie to help her get the hook-up. But what can she really expect him to do when that crush is THOR?
Rated A …$2.99

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WOLVERINE #72
COVER BY: Steve McNiven
WRITER: Mark Millar
PENCILS: Steve McNiven
INKS: Dexter Vines
COLORED BY: Morry Hollowell
LETTERED BY: VC – Cory Petit

THE STORY:
Logan and Hawkeye have finally reached their journey’s end, made it to New Babylon, and delivered Hawkeye’s secret cargo. But the completion of their mission has come with a great price…and Logan is out for revenge on the man responsible for the annihilation of the world’s super heroes, the President of the United States! Don’t miss the penultimate issue of the greatest Wolverine story ever told by modern masters MARK MILLAR and STEVE MCNIVEN! Part 7 (of 8). Parental Advisory …$2.99

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ULTIMATE WOLVERINE VS. HULK #6
COVER BY: STEPHEN SEGOVIA
WRITER: DANIEL WAY
PENCILS: DOUG BRAITHWAITE
INKS: BILL REINHOLD
COLORED BY: ANDY TROY
LETTERED BY: VC – CORY PETIT
THE STORY:
“WEAPON XI”
Wolverine races to stop Daken from undergoing the procedure that will turn him into the ultimate weapon! But will saving his son’s life cost him his own? Nothing lasts forever… Part 4 (of 5)
Parental Advisory …$2.99

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WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #36
COVER BY: STEPHEN SEGOVIA
WRITER: DANIEL WAY
PENCILS: DOUG BRAITHWAITE
INKS: BILL REINHOLD
COLORED BY: ANDY TROY
LETTERED BY: VC – CORY PETIT

THE STORY:
“WEAPON XI”
Wolverine races to stop Daken from undergoing the procedure that will turn him into the ultimate weapon! But will saving his son’s life cost him his own? Nothing lasts forever… Part 4 (of 5)
Parental Advisory …$2.99

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X-FORCE #15
COVER BY: CLAYTON CRAIN
WRITER: CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
PENCILS: CLAYTON CRAIN
INKS: CLAYTON CRAIN
COLORED BY: CLAYTON CRAIN
LETTERED BY: VC – CORY PETIT

THE STORY:
“X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR”
The War heats up! As Stryfe gets even closer to learning the secret of Hope Summers, Bishop has no choice but to make his move. X-Force has split into two strike teams… but only betrayal and death await them. And the choice Archangel makes will change everything. Plus, the battle a millennia in the making… CABLE vs. STRYFE. Part 5 (of 7)
Parental Advisory …$2.99

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Sneak Peeks: Marvel Titles Shipping 5.28.2009 (Part 2)

Courtesy of Marvel here are preview pages for Amazing Spider-Man # 565, Guardians of the Galaxy #14, Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #48, Nova #25, Runaways #10 and The Amazing Spider-Man: The Short Halloween #1,  all scheduled to ship next week (5/28/09).

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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #565
COVER BY:
PHIL JIMENEZ
WRITER: JOE KELLY
PENCILS: PHIL JIMENEZ
INKS: ANDY LANNING
THE STORY:
DARK REIGN TIE-IN!
The lead-up to Amazing Spider-Man #600 begins here.
Spider-Man editor Stephen Wacker here with a quick message. Look, this solicit is being written before you dear readers even know how CHARACTER ASSASSINATION ends and the major changes that spill out of it, so I can’t tell ya much, but believe me, if you haven’t been keeping up with Spidey…it’s time.
Following immediately on the heels of “24/7”, Spider-Man’s world has become more messed-up and stressful than ever and the fact that his biggest enemy, is in charge of the world…and the Avengers…is only the icing on a really dangerous cake.
Now faced with hard choices about family and friendship, Spider-Man knows exactly what he has to do to save the world…it’s time to take down Norman Osborn.
Rated A …$2.99

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #14
COVER BY: Salvador Larroca
WRITER: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
PENCILS: Brad Walker
INKS: Victor Olazaba
COLORED BY: Wil Quintana
LETTERED BY: VC JOE CARAMAGNA|VC – Joe Caramagna

THE STORY:
A WAR OF KINGS TIE-IN! The savage battle between the Shi’Ar Imperium—ruled by Emperor Vulcan—and the Kree Empire—controlled by Black Bolt—explodes across the universe! The Guardians of the Galaxy know they’ve got to stop the war before it shakes the cosmos apart at the seams, but will any of these heavy hitters listen to a rag-tag bunch of self-appointed galactic protectors who spend half their time quarreling amongst themselves? Find out in the book IGN.com calls “…one of the best titles around”!
Rated T+ …$2.99

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MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #48
COVER BY: ROGER CRUZ
WRITER: PAUL TOBIN
PENCILS: DAVID HAHN
INKS: DAVID HAHN
COLORED BY: GUILLEM MARI
LETTERED BY: NATE PIEKOS

THE STORY:
MOVING DAY: All good things must eventually end. Sure, our universe had some great times, but all shows must close, and the Fantastic Four are summoned to the Ends of Time to help one of the show’s brightest stars pack up for the long sleep until the next universe is born. That’s right: Galactus has survived one Big Bang, and is making plans to pull off the same trick! But what does a guy like Galactus pack for this journey, and why does he need the help of the Fantastic Four? Plus, artist Colleen Coover brings you Sue Storm’s essay, “The Importance of Being Invisible!”
All Ages …$2.99

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NOVA #25
COVER BY: DANIEL ACUNA
WRITER: DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
PENCILS: ANDREA DI VITO
INKS: ANDREA DI VITO
COLORED BY: IMPACTO – BRUNO HANG
LETTERED BY: VC – CORY PETIT

THE STORY:
The Nova Corps rushes to the front line of the terrible conflagration between the Shi’Ar Imperium and the Kree Empire—and gets decimated! To save them, Richard Rider must wrest control of the Nova Force from no less than the Worldmind itself! Be prepared for shocks and surprises in this stunning showdown issue of the series that has Aint It Cool News
raving “a gem of a comic…just buy this book”!
Rated T+ …$2.99

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RUNAWAYS #10
COVER BY: DAVID LAFUENTE
WRITER: JAMES ASMUS & CHRISTOPHER YOST
PENCILS: SARA PICHELLI & EMMA RIOS
COLORED BY: CHRISTINA STRAIN
LETTERED BY: VC – JOE CARAMAGNA

THE STORY:
When Runaway Molly Hayes responds to the X-Men’s
psychic invitation welcoming all mutants to a new home in San
Francisco, she declares it “Moll-ifest Destiny” and heads to the Headlands to investigate! But when she finds herself back-to-back with Wolverine, cornered by a villain with a vendetta, she might find being an X-Man isn’t just secret clubhouses and cool-looking costumes…
Rated T+ …$3.99

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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: THE SHORT HALLOWEEN #1
COVER BY: KEVIN MAGUIRE
WRITER: BILL HADER & SETH MEYERS
PENCILS: KEVIN MAGUIRE
INKS: KEVIN MAGUIRE
COLORED BY: DEAN WHITE
THE STORY:
Two stars of Saturday Night Live make their Marvel debut with an all-new story set right on the bustling, hot dog juice covered streets of New York City. Halloween is coming early this year as Spidey is knocked out during the Greenwich
Village costume parade and an intoxicated reveler in a Spidey costume takes his place. Really, we don’t want to say more than that. Trust us, with comic book legend Kevin Maguire (JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL) along for the ride, this’ll be more exciting than putting a president on a comic book cover!
One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

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Sneak Peeks: Marvel Titles Shipping 5.28.2009 (Part 1)

Courtesy of Marvel here are preview pages for Avengers: The Initiative #24, Avengers/Invaders #11,  Incredible Hercules #129, Ms. Marvel #39, New Avengers #53, and War Machine #6 all scheduled to ship next week (5/28/09).

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AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #24
COVER BY:
HUMBERTO RAMOS
WRITER: CHRISTOS GAGE
PENCILS: HUMBERTO RAMOS
COLORED BY: STUDIO F – EDGAR DELGADO
LETTERED BY: VC – JOE CARAMAGNA
THE STORY:
THE INITIATIVE: DISASSEMBLED CONTINUES! A Dark Reign has fallen. Norman Osborn has disbanded S.H.I.E.L.D. and shut down Camp Hammond. That leaves the Shadow Initiative out in the cold…stuck in Madripoor with no means of escape, hunted by an army of Hydra agents, including Wolverine’s old foes, Bloodscream and Roughhouse! They have no idea if Norman even knows they’re out there, or if they’re better off if he doesn’t! If you thought changing costumes was the biggest event in Taskmaster’s career, you cannot miss this issue…
Rated T+ …$2.99

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AVENGERS/INVADERS #11
COVER BY: Mario Alberti
WRITER: JIM KRUEGER ALEX ROSS
PENCILS: STEVE SADOWSKI
THE STORY:
On the other side of history, chaos reigns. Evil has won and the Fourth Reich now rules the world. Only the combined might of the Avengers, The Invaders and the mysterious new heroes Electro, The Challenger, The Silver Scorpion, The Black Widow, the Black Avenger and Captain Terror have a hope of setting the world right. Rated T+ …$2.99

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THE INCREDIBLE HERCULES #129
COVER BY: DAVID WILLIAMS
WRITER: GREG PAK
PENCILS: RYAN STEGMAN
INKS: TERRY PALLOT
COLORED BY: RAUL TREVINO
LETTERED BY: VC – JOE CARAMAGNA
THE STORY:
In this issue: HERCULES AND AMADEUS CHO DIE!!! We heard that cheap death sells comics, and we’re more than happy to oblige. Though seriously, if you had to plunge into the UNDERWORLD and bring back Hercules’ slain father ZEUS to counter Hera’s power, could you think of a better plan? And come to think of it, have you ever noticed how… impermanent death is in the Marvel Universe? Well, while hobnobbing among the most famous Marvel deceased over the last few years, Herc and Cho learn the terrible secret why — and why PLUTO, Lord of the Dead, is fighting-mad about it!
Rated T+ …$2.99

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MS. MARVEL #39
COVER BY: MIKE DEODATO
WRITER: BRIAN REED
PENCILS: PATRICK OLLIFFE
INKS: SERGE LAPOINTE
COLORED BY: CHRIS SOTOMAYOR
LETTERED BY: DAVE SHARPE
THE STORY:
The Dark Reign is in full effect. Carol Danvers is dead.
Moonstone has taken on the mantle of Ms. Marvel. And the only hope for the forces of good is…Machine Man?! Brian Reed & Patrick Olliffe kick off a new chapter in the legend of Ms. Marvel!
Rated T+ …$2.99

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NEW AVENGERS #53
COVER BY: BILLY TAN
WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
PENCILS: CHRIS BACHALO BILLY TAN
INKS: TIM TOWNSEND
COLORED BY: JUSTIN PONSOR
LETTERED BY: COMICRAFT
THE STORY:
WHO WILL BE THE NEXT SORCERER SUPREME? And will he or she survive the initiation? The Avengers fight a battle that they know will shape the future of the Marvel Universe for years to come!
Rated A …$3.99

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WAR MACHINE #6
COVER BY: FRANCESCO “MATT” MATTINA
WRITER: Greg Pak
PENCILS: CARLOS MAGNO
INKS: Jeffrey Huet & Nelson Pereira
COLORED BY: Jay David Ramos & Andy Troy
LETTERED BY: VC – Joe Caramagna
THE STORY:
Controversy erupts as War Machine picks a target on U.S. soil in “Homeland,” Part One! When Jim Rhodes returns home he comes face-to-face with American Eagle, last seen in the pages of THUNDERBOLTS—as two visions of America clash with earth-shattering results that may irrevocably change War Machine—and the nation he loves! Also: What the heck does Rhodes’ mom have to say about all of this? Find out in the first chapter of a shocking new story arc in the series that CBR.com calls “high-octane, higher-caliber adventure…a visual spectacle worthy of the spotlight.” Rated T …$2.99

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Marvel Noise Episode 79

drhood1No need to spend time with the host since Tom’s here with a history lesson and Steve returns with the conclusion to his DeFalco/Ryan/Bulandi Fantastic Four recap!  And in between there’s a phone call from Carlos!

Titles mentioned include X-Factor, Dark Reign: Hawkeye, Black Panther, Timestorm 2009/2099, and Uncanny X-Men.

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Shipping THURSDAY 5/28/09:

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #595 Incentive Adi Granov Variant Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) – [PI]
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #595 Regular Phil Jimenez Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
Avengers Invaders #11 Incentive Mario Alberti Variant Cover – [PI]
Avengers Invaders #11 Regular Alex Ross Cover $2.99
Avengers The Initiative #24 (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
Dark Reign Elektra #3 $3.99
Dark Reign The Hood #1 $3.99
Dead Of Night Devil-Slayer TP $14.99
Enders Shadow Battle School #5 $3.99
Essential X-Men Vol 9 TP $19.99
Ghost Rider Danny Ketch Addict TP $19.99
Ghost Rider Vol 5 #35 $2.99
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 #14 (War Of Kings Tie-In) $2.99
Gardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 War Of Kings Book 1 HC $24.99
Immortal Iron Fist #26 $2.99
Incredible Hercules #129 $2.99
Incredible Hercules Love And War TP $14.99
Lords Of Avalon Knight Of Darkness #6 $3.99
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #48 $2.99
Marvel Adventures Thor Featuring Captain America Dr Strange & Ant-Man TP Digest $9.99
Marvel Apes Grunt Line Special $3.99
Marvel Masterworks Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 TP Book Market Edition $24.99
Marvel Masterworks Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 TP Direct Market Edition $24.99
Marvel Masterworks Human Torch Vol 2 HC Variant Dust Jacket $54.99
Moon Knight Vol 4 Death Of Marc Spector TP $16.99
Moon Knight Vol 5 #30 $2.99
Ms Marvel Vol 2 #39 (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
New Avengers #53 Incentive Chris Bachalo Variant Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) – [PI]
New Avengers #53 Regular Billy Tan Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) $3.99
Nova Vol 4 #25 (War Of Kings Tie-In) $2.99
Official Handbook Of The Marvel Universe A To Z Vol 8 HC $24.99
Runaways Vol 3 #10 $3.99
Secret Invasion Chronicles #3 $5.99
Spider-Man Magazine Vol 2 #6 $6.99
Spider-Man Noir HC $19.99
Spider-Man Short Halloween $3.99
Squadron Supreme Vol 3 #11 $2.99
Stand American Nightmares #3 Incentive Lee Bermejo Sketch Variant Cover – [PI]
Stand American Nightmares #3 Incentive Mike Perkins Variant Cover – [PI]
Stand American Nightmares #3 Regular Lee Bermejo Cover $3.99
Thor Vol 3 #601 2nd Ptg Marko Djurdjevic Variant Cover $3.99
Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk #6 $2.99
War Machine Vol 2 #6 $2.99
Wolverine First Class #15 $2.99
Wolverine Origins #36 (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
Wolverine Vol 3 #72 $2.99
X-Force Vol 2 Old Ghosts HC $19.99
X-Force Vol 3 #14 2nd Ptg Clayton Crain Variant Cover (Messiah War Part 3) $2.99
X-Force Vol 3 #15 Clayton Crain Cover (Messiah War Part 5) $2.99
X-Force Vol 3 #15 Kaare Andrews Cover (Messiah War Part 5) $2.99
X-Men Future History Messiah War Sourcebook $3.99
X-Men Legacy #224 $2.99
X-Men Magneto Testament HC $24.99
X-Men Worlds Apart HC $19.99

Product Updates:

  • Dark Reign: The Hood #1 & 2 DKR (MAR092542D & APR090473D, $3.99 ea.; FOC 05/07/09 & 06/04/09) will carry a Parental Advisory, not a T+ rating.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Premiere HC Vol. 2: War of Kings (MAR092632D) – solicited as issues #7-#10 and Marvel Spotlight: War of Kings at a price of $19.99 – will now contain issues #7-#12 and at a price of $24.99.
  • Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four #48 (MAR092575D, $2.99; FOC 05/07/09) will have art by David Medri, not David Hahn & Colleen Coover.
  • Ms. Marvel #39 DKR (MAR092553D, $2.99; FOC 05/07/09) will have art by Sana Takeda, not Patrick Oliffe.
  • Nova #25 (MAR092593D, $2.99; FOC 05/07/09) will have art by Kevin Sharpe, not Miguel Angel Sepulveda.
  • Spider-Man Noir Premiere HC (MAR092633D, $19.99; FOC 04/09/09), mistakenly noted in the March Marvel Previews as being on sale in June, in fact carries an on-sale date of May 20.
  • Squadron Supreme 2 #11 (MAR092583D, $2.99; FOC 04/30/09) will have art by Neil Edwards, not Marco Checchetto.
  • War Machine #6 (MAR092589D, $2.99; FOC 05/07/09) will have art by Allan Jefferson and Mahmud Asrar, not Carlos Magno.
  • X-Men: Magneto-Testament Premiere HC (MAR092634D, $24.99; FOC 04/09/09) will have 152 pages, not 136 pages.

August Advance Solicitations

Courtesy of Marvel, here are the solicits and cover images of items shipping in August, 2009.

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Click here (or the above image) for the cover gallery.

HALO: HELLJUMPER #2 (of 5)
Written by PETER DAVID
Pencils & Cover by ERIC NGUYEN
Orbital Drop Shock Troopers from the 105th Division—more famously known as the “Helljumpers”—have arrived at a distressed science colony on the planet Ariel…only problem? The place is totally abandoned. As the Helljumpers investigate, trying to figure out what happened to the colonists, it becomes increasingly clear that the colony isn’t quite as empty as it seemed… the discovery of a large Covenant military presence raises more questions than it answers. Helljumpers Dutch and Romeo have penetrated farthest into the Covenant-held facility, and when all hell breaks loose, it will be the ultimate test of their fighting prowess—and their friendship.
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/17 & Up …$3.99

REBORN #2 (of 5)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils by BRYAN HITCH
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Solicit to be revealed soon.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

THE MARVELS PROJECT #1 (of 8)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils & Cover by STEVE EPTING
Variant Cover by GERALD PAREL
70th Anniversary Party Variant by PHIL JIMENEZ
The centerpiece of Marvel’s 70th Anniversary celebration! Who is the mysterious old man who lies on his deathbed in a hospital in 1939, and how does his passing mark the beginning of the first heroic age of the Marvel Universe — and signal the rise of the superhumans? Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting unveil the defining story of the origin of the Marvel Universe, revealing the hidden connections that unite the earliest costumed champions, and whose reverberations are felt dramatically into the present day! It’s a world on the brink of war, and the race is on to create the world’s first super-soldier! Witness the first days of the Human Torch, the Sub-Mariner, and many more– how they shaped the world to come, and how the future they would create in turn shaped them! The must-read event of the season for any Marvel fan from the Award-Winning creators who redefined Captain America for the modern audience!
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory …$3.99

DARK TOWER: THE FALL OF GILEAD #4 (of 6)
Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH
Pencils & Cover by RICHARD ISANOVE
Variant Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
Sketch Variant Cover by RICHARD ISANOVE
As Farson’s men fill the Barony, Steven Deschain and his band of twenty gunslingers prepare for the battle that will decide the future of Gilead. Meanwhile, Roland finds his escape from prison in a most surprising visitor. Don’t miss FALL OF GILEAD’s most shocking chapter yet!
40 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory …$3.99
©2009 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

THE STAND: AMERICAN NIGHTMARES #5 (of 5)
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by MIKE PERKINS
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
Variant Cover by MIKE PERKINS
Sketch Variant Cover by LEE BERMEJO
It’s the Fourth of July, the first holiday post-plague, but none of the survivors are celebrating. While Nick Andros hovers between life and death–and between the influence of Randall Flagg and Mother Abigail–Larry Underwood makes a shocking discovery in his tent… And Stu Redmond’s path intersects with Harold and Frannie’s, but immediately a conflict (that will have enormous ramifications for all our players) immediately erupts among the three. The second mini-series adapting Stephen King’s horror epic ends here, True Believers, setting stage for Volume Three: “SOUL SURVIVORS.”
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99
©2009 Stephen King. All rights reserved. Published by arrangement with The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.This graphic novel is produced under license from The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group and Stephen King.

OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #8
Written by VARIOUS
Continuing the chronicle of the Marvel Universe, starting with Spider-Man (from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #342 on), Iron Man (from IRON MAN #277 on) and the X-Men (from X-MEN #321 on). Follow the history of the Marvel universe as it unfolds month by month with the All-New Official Index to the Marvel Universe. Each issue provides synopses for dozens of individual comics, including back-up strips, introducing you to the characters, teams, places and equipment that appeared within, providing vital information about first appearances, where they last showed up and where they appeared next!
64 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

ALL WINNERS COMICS #1 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Written by KARL KESEL
Penciled by STEVE UY
Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA
Variant Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
Captain America and Bucky…the Human Torch and Toro…the Sub-Mariner…Miss America…the Whizzer…THE ALL-WINNERS SQUAD! It’s 1946 and World War 2 is over, but the memory of those lost in the War haunts everyone— especially when Times Square is overrun by undead soldiers wanting their lives back! And leading this tattered battalion are the two casualties the All-Winners Squad can’t fight— the original Captain America and Bucky! Plus: a surprise romance that has all the tabloids a-twitter!
“Old Soldiers Never Die…” by Karl Kesel (MARVEL APES) and Steve Uy (AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE)
Buy Bonds! And this comic!
48 PGS./One-Shot/New and Reprint/Rated A …$3.99

MYSTIC COMICS #1 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Written & Pencils by DAVID LAPHAM
Cover by JUAN DOE
Variant Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
“I am the destroyer of evil,” the haunting stranger intoned; “I’ve crossed the great cold into your world!” So speaks the original Vision! From a dimension beyond, comes an otherworldly force of retribution. His steely touch turns killers to ice, shattering them. His staggering gaze drives the guilty mad with terror. His unstoppable power never fails to punish the wicked! It is said only those approaching death can see him in his true form as…the Vision!
48 PGS./One-Shot/New & Reprint/Rated A …$3.99

MARVEL COMICS #1: 70TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Penciled by CARL BURGOS, BILL EVERETT, PAUL GUSTAVSON, BEN THOMPSON, AL ANDERS & ART PINAJIAN
Colored by DEAN WHITE, DAVE McCAIG, JASON KEITH, MORRY HOLLOWELL, FRANK D’ARMATA & more!
Cover by JELENA KEVIC DJURDJEVIC
Midnight Opening Cover by FRANK R. PAUL & DEAN WHITE
Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Marvel Comics in style the best and brightest color-art talents in the field bring you a bold new look at the comic that started it all! From the first appearance of The Human Torch to the original jungle adventures of Ka-Zar and the incomparable introduction of Bill Everett’s Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner, each tale from Marvel Comics #1 has been paired with one of the field’s most innovative color artists to create a fascinating contemporary take on these classic tales. Including contributions from the trend-setting talents of Dean White (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN; LOGAN), Dave McCaig (NEW AVENGERS; NEXTWAVE), Jason Keith (MIGHTY AVENGERS; SHANNA THE SHE-DEVIL), Morry Hollowell (CIVIL WAR; WOLVERINE) and Frank D’Armata (CAPTAIN AMERICA; HOUSE OF M), there’s no question that this will be MARVEL COMICS #1 like you’ve never seen it before! So come join the party—including Marvel’s mega-midnight birthday bash—and toast to the most important comic art achievement of 1939—2009-style!
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #132 70th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT
Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by REILLY BROWN
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ANITA BLAKE, THE LAUGHING CORPSE – NECROMANCER #5 (of 5)
Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON & JESSICA RUFFNER
Pencils by RON LIM
Cover by HARVEY TOLIBAO
The second chapter of best-selling author Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake thriller concludes!
Voodoo priestess Dominga Salvador put a curse on professional vampire hunter Anita Blake, making the hunter the hunted. And for the first time since she was attacked by Dominga’s monsters, Anita comes face-to-face with the most-feared witch in America. It’s a showdown that sets the stage for THE LAUGHING CORPSE’s final act: EXECUTIONER!
32 PGS./Mature …$3.99

THE TROJAN WAR #4 (of 5)
Written by ROY THOMAS
Penciled by MIGUEL ANGEL SEPULVEDA
Cover by DENNIS CALERO
At last—an awe-inspiring retelling of perhaps the most famous scene from ancient Greek literature! The Trojans are unsure what to do with the wooden horse left inside their city’s walls. Some want to burn it, others to dedicate it to the goddess Athena. Then, the Greek warriors emerge from the horse and sack Troy itself! The triumphant Greek army sails away as a vengeful Athena plans to destroy them on the high seas! Thus is born the legend of—the Trojan Horse!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

PRIDE & PREJUDICE #5 (of 5)
Written by NANCY BUTLER
Penciled by HUGO PETRUS
Cover by SONNY LIEW
All good things come to an end. Join us for our final issue, as we find who weds whom, who is left alone, and if Mrs. Bennet can manage to stop screaming for more than three minutes…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

RIFTWAR #4 (of 5)
Written by BRYAN J.L. GLASS
Penciled by RYAN STEGMAN
Cover by JASON CHAN
From the mind of Raymond E. Feist…THE SIEGE OF CRYDEE! As the massive Tsurani force descend onto the castle, it is seemingly only a matter of time before the walls that have safeguarded Crydee fall. Each night, the Tsurani unleash their most potent terror upon the Midkemians, and each day, they retreat back into the forest. Only Prince Arutha has the ability to fortify the spirits of his people…but does he have the strength to do it?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

PUNISHER NOIR #1 (of 4)
Written by FRANK TIERI
Penciled by PAUL AZACETA
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
Variant Cover by DENNIS CALERO
It’s the Roaring Twenties and mobster Dutch Schultz’s iron-fisted reign is about to meet its greatest challenge. But will the greatest threat to his criminal empire come from Thomas Dewey and the government? Will it come from fellow mobsters like Lucky Luciano or Al Capone? No, it’ll come in the form of a man sporting a familiar skull symbol and a gun in his hand. Because once the Punisher hits the scene, the mean streets are about to get a whole lot meaner.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

LUKE CAGE NOIR #1 (of 4)
Written by MIKE BENSON & ADAM GLASS
Penciled by SHAWN MARTINBROUGH
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
Variant Cover by DENNIS CALERO
“MOON OVER HARLEM,” PART 1
A lot can change in ten years. And rarely for the better. Local legend, Luke Cage, invincible, unstoppable, unflappable, finds that out the hard way when he returns to the mean streets of Prohibition-era Harlem after a ten-year stretch in Riker’s Island. All he wants is to be back in the loving arms of his woman, but certain powerful men have different plans for Cage. Willis Stryker, Cage’s childhood friend turned Godfather of Harlem, wants him on his crew, and under his thumb. And wealthy white socialite Randall Banticoff, whose wife is now very dead, murdered in a Harlem alley, wants Cage to investigate her death. Cage is about to learn that coming home is never easy, and to survive he might just have to kill a whole lot of people.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

CROSSFIRE #1 (of 3)
Written by JEAN-LUC SALA
Penciled by PIERRE-MONY CHAN
Cover by PIERRE-MONY CHAN
Exclusive U.S. Variant by PIERRE-MONY CHAN
A head-on collision between John Woo and John Paul II! On the fringes of the Vatican’s religious administration, a powerful Cardinal is overseeing the execution of the Church’s most discreet objectives with a force of black-ops specialists and spies. When a mafia godfather puts his best hit man in service of the Vatican to settle an honor debt, he will act as the guardian angel of a beautiful young investigator, but can he keep her out of the crossfire? Ancient secrets threaten to uproot the seat of religious power, and there are people ready to kill to protect it. Can good men fight fire with fire without losing their souls?
48 PGS./Mature …$5.99

SCOURGE OF THE GODS – THE FALL #2 (of 3)
Written by VALERIE MANGIN
Penciled by ALEKSA GAJIC
Cover by ALEKSA GAJIC
Rome has won the day, the Huns have been massacred and Attila has been defeated at the hands of the Roman girl Flavia Aetia. However, for fear of having to face the Gods that may reside within Flavia and Attila, the Roman emperor has thrown them into the very heart of the sun. But if they are gods, will even this fate destroy them? In this critical moment, Flavia and Attila will discover the truth about their pasts and the manipulations of those who made them gods will be revealed. Only now does the size and scope of the conspiracy to destroy the galactic Roman Empire finally come into focus.
48 PGS./Mature …$5.99

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #1
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by CARLOS PACHECO
Villain Variant by OLIVIER COIPEL
Special Variant by TBA
Guess who’s back!! That’s right, kids, MARK MILLAR (THE ULTIMATES, WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN) and superstar artist CARLOS PACHECO (AVENGERS FOREVER, X-MEN) blast into the Ultimate Universe for a mind-blowing, heart-pounding and gut-wrenching event of epic proportions! When a highly-classified secret threatens Captain America, only the newly-returned Nick Fury has the tools to bring ‘em in! As the first of a series of blockbuster arcs begins: PROJECT AVENGERS is a go!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
Villain Variant by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Special Variant by TBA
Almost ten years ago, Ultimate Spider-Man launched the Ultimate line, a reinvention of the Marvel Universe that defied the odds and every expectation. Today, it happens again: This new chapter in the life of the teenaged webslinger picks up in the aftermath of Ultimatum and completely redefines the status quo of Spider-Man for the next generation! With a new supporting cast, new villians and maybe even a new Spider-Man, this new chapter will keep you guessing month after month. Join Eisner Award-winning writer BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS in introducing new ongoing artist DAVID LAFUENTE (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL, PATSY WALKER: HELLCAT)! You have never seen a Spider-Man like this before! Be there!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: SUMMER EVENTS
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
It’s the summer, which means it’s time to hit the beach with some summer reading! And that means adding a little SPOTLIGHT to your fun in the sand and surf! This month, we’ll check in on all the events that are making Summer ’09 a season to remember: The original Human Torch is back, and he isn’t the only one returning; there’s a new Fantastic Four and a new creative team on DAREDEVIL; the REAL Clone Saga is laid bare; and more. If we add anything else to this issue, we’ll have to include a complimentary parka to help you make it through December! SPOTLIGHT is your Summer Events HQ with exclusive content you won’t find anywhere else — so buy one for yourself, and one for your friendly neighborhood lifeguard!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARY JANE AND FRIENDS POSTERBOOK
Cover by TIM SALE
Thirty-six posters featuring everyone’s favorite redhead!
72 PGS./Rated A …$5.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #601
Written by MARK WAID
Penciled by MARIO ALBERTI
Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
70th Frame Variant by TBA
Prepare for the All-New, All-Deadly: DARK MARY-JANE!! Oops, sorry, that’s the rest of Marvel’s solicits… Actually, in this issue “Red-Headed Stranger” begins just after the surprising events of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600 with Pete’s love life taking a turn for the worse just as his old flame Mary Jane returns to New York City. (FINALLY!! Sheesh. What took us so long?!)
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
See Page #119 for the Amazing Spider-Man/Mary Jane poster.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #602
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by BARRY KITSON
Cover by ADI GRANOV
70th Frame Variant by MIKE MCKONE
“RED-HEADED STRANGER Part II”
THE CHAMELEON returns with a terrifying new mission that has MAYOR J. JONAH JAMESON squarely in his sights! Meanwhile, the ANTI-SPIDER SQUAD narrows its dragnet around the Wall-Crawler, and Peter Parker gets a brand new job…will it bring him closer to the newly-returned MARY JANE, or push her further away?
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #603
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by BARRY KITSON
Cover by STEPHANE ROUX
70th Frame Variant by MARIO ALBERTI
“RED-HEADED STRANGER Part III”
THE CHAMELEON is poised to unleash unspeakable horror on New York City and SPIDER-MAN is nowhere to be found, so the only person who can stop him is…MARY JANE WATSON?!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

DARK X-MEN: THE BEGINNING #3 (of 3)
Written by PAUL CORNELL, JASON AARON & OTHERS
Penciled by HUMBERTO RAMOS, JOCK & OTHERS
Cover by JAE LEE
The conclusion to the anthology that illustrates the conception of the Dark X-Men. If you’re reading UTOPIA and think you know the whole story, think again. In this issue, Emma Frost convinces Namor to join the team. And learn where Professor X fits into UTOPIA. Also, witness the first Marvel Comic with art by JOCK (Losers, Green Arrow: Year One)!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #514
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by TERRY DODSON
Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
70th Frame Variant by TBA
UTOPIA rages on! Norman Osborn’s victory in San Francisco is cemented when the Dark X-Men succeed where the X-Men can’t. All the while the Dark Avengers are forced to watch from the sidelines. But how long will Bullseye and Ares sit idle?
Part 4 (of 6).
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK AVENGERS #8
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils by LUKE ROSS
Cover by MIKE DEODATO
Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
70th Frame Variant by TBA
Norman’s X-Men, as led by Emma and Namor, are the face of mutant law and order! The X-Men look played out of position as Osborn’s dark reign falls over California– but Scott Summers isn’t done yet. The X-Men strike at Norman, at H.A.M.M.E.R., at his fraud X-Men and his sham Avengers all at once! This is the book where, at long last, the Marvel Universe starts to fight back– and it sets the stage for next month’s unbelievable conclusion in UNCANNY X-MEN/DARK AVENGERS – EXODUS!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

X-MEN LEGACY #227
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by DUSTIN WEAVER
Cover by TERRY DODSON
70th Frame Variant by TBA
While San Francisco is still reeling from the onslaught of the Dark Avengers, Rogue struggles to cope with the power and perspective of a God, the young X-student Trance undergoes a terrifying transformation, and X-Men Legacy takes a dramatic new direction.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

DARK WOLVERINE #77
Written by DANIEL WAY & MARJORIE LIU
Penciled by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Young Guns Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
70th Frame Variant by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
“THE PRINCE”
Daken has proven himself capable of wearing many masks, but who’s the real man underneath? As one of Norman Osborn’s Avengers, he has it all: power, fame, access…but what if it’s not enough? Could Wolverine’s son have a heart after all—and if so, will it be the Fantastic Four who help him discover it? Or will they find themselves on the receiving end of a betrayal so huge it will put them at war with the Dark Avengers? Part 3 (of 3)
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DARK REIGN: HAWKEYE #5 (of 5)
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Penciled by TOM RANEY
Cover by CLINT LANGLEY
From the pages of DARK AVENGERS! Reporter Ben Urich is closing in on his story, the assassin formerly known as Bullseye is losing his marbles, and the person you least expect is about to blow everything sky high! Be there as the deadly duo of writer Andy Diggle (THUNDERBOLTS) and penciler Tom Raney (SECRET INVASION: INHUMANS) unleash the psychopath you love to hate in the book that ComicsBulletin.com calls “invigorating… this is what I’ve been waiting to see since day one of Dark Reign.”
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

DARK REIGN: YOUNG AVENGERS #4 (of 5)
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Pencils & Cover by MARK BROOKS
The New New New Young Avengers have found that they can’t live with what the Young Avengers are asking of them. And so they approach Norman Osborn once more, and get their deal with the devil. So now the question is: do the Young Avengers want to be part of *their* team? And how much more pressure will it take before someone throws the first punch?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #16
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
70th Frame Variant by TBA
WORLD’S MOST WANTED continues! Tony and Pepper, trapped in Tunguska by Madame Masque, play the ultimate game of truth or dare at the business end of a very loaded gun. Is Tony strong enough and smart enough to escape the clutches of a woman who burns to see him suffer? And halfway around the world, the Black Widow joins Maria Hill, and they summon the most good of all the good guys…CAPTAIN AMERICA! But is he willing to come to Tony’s aid?
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

DARK REIGN: THE SINISTER SPIDER-MAN #3 (of 4)
Written by BRIAN REED
Pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
As the “partnership” between Spider-Man and Mayor J. Jonah Jameson gets worse by the day, learn a few of Mac Gargan’s Spider-Man life lessons: if you bite someone’s arm off, they will come back with a robot arm and try to kill you, as the Redeemer makes his move. Brian Reed and Chris Bachalo help you learn from Mac’s mistakes.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK REIGN: MISTER NEGATIVE #3 (of 3)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by GIANLUCA GUGLIOTTA
Cover by JAE LEE
With THE HOOD and MR. NEGATIVE locked in a battle to the death, BETTY BRANT is poised to unlock the secret origin of the Chinatown’s lord of crime, and to stop her he has sent his newest corrupted enforcer to end her life– PETER PARKER, the Lacerating SPIDER-MAN!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

THUNDERBOLTS #135
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Penciled by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
70th Frame Variant by PAUL RENAUD
Norman Osborn! Black Widow II! Songbird! Nick Fury! When you finally learn how these four powderkegs intersect and collide, you will be picking your jaw off the floor! Secrets will be uncovered, agendas will be exposed, and heads will roll in the latest wicked installment of the book ComicPants.com calls “Bold and awesome. Diggle has woven a tale of underhanded evil and it truly is a great thing to behold.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SKRULL KILL KREW #5 (of 5)
Written by ADAM FELBER
Penciled by MARK ROBINSON
Cover by MARIO ALBERTI
Cow Variant by TOP COW
It’s just a bloody mess as the ridiculously over-the-top Krew of Skrull Killers finally confronts an enemy that may be too much for them to handle. The cover has a cow with a gun mouth…and that’s nowhere NEAR the weirdest thing in the issue.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK REIGN: THE HOOD #4 (of 5)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by KYLE HOTZ
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Everyone has their price. Parker Robbins’ is just higher than most. And suddenly everyone seems to know what that price is! The Hood finds himself undermined by his gang, the source of his power, and even his own family—just in time for the explosive return of the revenge-fueled White Fang! Jeff Parker (AGENTS OF ATLAS) and Kyle Hotz (THE HOOD: BLOOD FROM STONES) continue their intimate look at the controversial Cabal member!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

MS. MARVEL #43 & 44
Written by BRIAN REED
Pencils and Covers by SANA TAKEDA
Ms. Marvel #43 70th Frame Variant by SANA TAKEDA
In Ms. Marvel #43: Karla Sofen’s bad day gets worse as the summer’s blockbuster Dark Reign event continues. WAR OF THE MARVELS Part 2 brings the Dark Avengers to the front lines.
In Ms. Marvel #44: Hope is crushed and the battle is nearly lost as the Dark Reign event continues in WAR OF THE MARVELS Part 3! As Karla Sofen faces an unbeatable threat, the legacy of Ms. Marvel hangs in the balance.
32 PGS.(each)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (each)

DARK REIGN: LETHAL LEGION #3 (of 3)
Written by FRANK TIERI
Penciled by MATEUS SANTOLOUCO
Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
The mysterious circumstances surrounding the final showdown between the Lethal Legion and the Dark Avengers are finally revealed! What could have happened that day that forever altered Marvel’s criminal underworld as we know it? Twists, turns, terror—and a shocking conclusion you won’t want to miss!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK REIGN: ZODIAC #3 (of 3)
Written by JOE CASEY
Pencils & Cover by NATHAN FOX
The explosive climax! New York in flames! Norman Osborn tearing out his bizarre-looking hair! The deepest, darkest secrets are finally revealed as Zodiac makes his big play. But will a lone H.A.M.M.E.R. Agent expose him before he can fulfill his destiny? You’ve never seen super-villainy like this!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

NEW AVENGERS #56
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by STUART IMMONEN
70th Frame Variant by TBA
Oh man, it is not a good day for the New Avengers. Someone has invented a power disrupter and unleashed it in New York City. The heroes have fallen. Some are hurt bad, others near death. Who will rise to the challenge and save the day? A very important DARK REIGN issue. Something big happens. Not going to tell you what it is but it happens on page 17, panel 4.
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

HULK #13
Written by JEPH LOEB
Penciled by ED MCGUINNESS
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Cover by TBD
70th Frame Variant by MICHAEL GOLDEN
A DARK REIGN SPECIAL from the superstar team of Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness and Tom Palmer! After the shocking ending of INCREDIBLE HULK 600 where <>, Norman Osborn wants the truth. He sends ARES, The God of War to find it…even if it means killing anybody who stands in their way. If you’re a HULK fan — this is one issue you can’t miss!
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

HULK #14
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & Wraparound Cover by IAN CHURCHILL
Variant Cover by IAN CHURCHILL
Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
It’s CODE RED VS. X-FORCE. Who is Code Red? How about Red Hulk. Deadpool. The Punisher. Elektra. Thundra. The Crimson Dynamo. What terrible secret could bring this group together — only to run headlong into the deadliest team of X-Men? All this — and wait until you see RED HULK VS. WOLVERINE! Superstar scribe Jeph Loeb is joined by art team Ian Churchill and Mark Farmer as the epic saga of the Red Hulk continues!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AGENTS OF ATLAS #9
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by DAN PANOSIAN
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
70th Frame Variant by TBA
The Agents of Atlas find themselves racing around the world to rescue their leader! Jimmy Woo and M-11 find themselves under the talons of the most terrible power in China…the deadly- and beautiful- JADE CLAW! With more minions than the Atlas Empire and the more advanced killer robot M-25, it seems nothing can stop her, and Jimmy has now set off war with her organization THE GREAT WALL. Lesson: never look up your ex-girlfriend!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #27
Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE
Penciled by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by MATTEO DE LONGIS
70th Frame Variant by TBA
Blastaar’s alien army has seized 42, the Initiative’s prison in the Negative Zone. Someone has to take it back, and the Taskmaster has assembled a team to do just that. But when Komodo looks around her at the squad of Z-list super-villains she’s supposed to go into battle with, she wonders if this is a recovery job…or a suicide mission! And when she encounters familiar faces who had been incarcerated within the prison, will they be friend or foe? Also, because you demanded it–the return of Butterball!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

BETA RAY BILL: GODHUNTER #3 (of 3)
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art by KANO
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Beta Ray Bill has stalked his prey across the universe…driven to punish the ever-feared Galactus. Now, with the Planet-Eater on his knees, Bill discovers he has one final, brutal price to pay. In an apocalyptic battle to decide the fate of world upon world, can Bill make this ultimate sacrifice?!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA THEATER OF WAR: TO SOLDIER ON
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Penciled by FERNANDO BLANCO
Cover by PHIL NOTO
During the battle for Baghdad at the height of the Gulf War, a young Army sergeant witnesses first hand the heroism of a United States super soldier. But a life-altering event will lead him to question the very person he had idolized. Can the symbol of America’s military might understand the plight of an ordinary soldier who has paid an unimaginable price?
40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

BLACK PANTHER #7
Written by JONATHAN MABERRY & REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by WILL CONRAD
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
70th Frame Variant by KEN LASHLEY
“POWER,” PART1
Wakanda has been attacked on every front. Heroes have fallen, old alliances have been betrayed, the country is in turmoil. Now is the time for the new Black Panther to rise and make a stand against threats both foreign and domestic. “Power” is a bold new direction for the Panther, written by celebrated producer-director Reginald Hudlin and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry (Patient Zero, PUNISHER: NAKED KILL). New game, new rules, and lots of surprises as the new Black Panther is set on a collision course with one of the Marvel Universe’s most feared and powerful beings.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

EXILES #5
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by CASEY JONES
Cover by DAVE BULLOCK
70th Frame Variant by MIKE GRELL
Trapped in what will soon be a purely robotic world, The Exiles find out that drastic steps were taken to save humanity, and even machines can have secrets! But one of the Exiles has a secret too – one that can destroy the whole mission when revealed. (And Morph finally pokes his head back in!)
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DAREDEVIL #500
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MICHAEL LARK
Additional Stories by ANN NOCENTI, DAVID AJA & OTHERS
50/50 Gatefold Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
50/50 Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Covers by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO & GEOFF DARROW
70th Frame Variant by TBA
This is it! The 500th issue of DAREDEVIL! What is the Kingpin’s true plan? What do he and Lady Bullseye have in common? What will Matt Murdock do to make things right again? And just how will Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark leave this story for the next creative team to pick it up? Don’t miss the twists and surprises that will have everybody talking! An all-star anniversary issue featuring new stories by Ann Nocenti, David Aja, and others!
104 PGS./New and Reprint/Rated T+ …$4.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #570
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by DALE EAGLESHAM
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
Variant Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
70th Frame Variant by TBA
Brand new creative team – Brave new comics experience! Be there as Marvel’s newest exciting creator, Jonathan Hickman, teams up with superstar artist, Dale Eaglesham, to give you the Fantastic Four experience you’ve been waiting for! It’s adventure, it’s family, it’s tough questions in dark times…See what happens when Reed Richards tries to SOLVE EVERYTHING.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

GHOST RIDERS: HEAVEN’S ON FIRE #1 (of 6)
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by ROLAND BOSCHI
Cover & Variant Cover by JAE LEE
The acclaimed GHOST RIDER run of writer Jason Aaron reaches its fever-pitched conclusion with six more issues of insanity, all jam-packed with new villains, old allies and the same old grindhouse action that Flamehead fans have come to know and love. The renegade angel Zadkiel is out to thwart Biblical prophecy by assassinating a young boy bred by Satanists to rule the world, so if Ghost Riders Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch are going to save the world, they’ll first have to save the Anti-Christ. Guest-starring Hellstorm, the Son of Satan.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

HOUSE OF M: MASTERS OF EVIL #1 (of 5)
Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE
Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by MIKE PERKINS
Hot on the heels of the last two acclaimed minis, House of M returns! You’ve seen how the mutants and the heroes were changed in the world ruled by Magneto…but what about the villains? Their story stands revealed at last as The Hood assembles a gang of the deadliest Sapien super-criminals: Madame Masque, The Absorbing Man, Titania, The Wrecking Crew, Nitro, Constrictor, The Sandman, Crossbones and more! At first, their goal is simple: get rich and get away with it. But their very first job may lead somewhere none of them expected…and incur the wrath of the House of M itself!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #132 & 133
Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by REILLY BROWN (#132) & RODNEY BUCHEMI (#133)
Covers by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Incredible Hercules #132 70th Anniversary Variant by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Incredible Hercules #133 70th Frame Variant by SALVA ESPIN
Beginning a storyarc so earth-shattering, so momentous, so, well, incredible, we just had to give it to you TWICE A MONTH! (Well, for the three months, anyway). When terrible threats rise in Svartalfheim, the land of the Dark Elves, only Mighty Thor, Son of Asgard, can hope to triumph! But what happens if the Odinson is temporarily… unavailable? It’s Hammer Time for Hercules as the Lion of Olympus gets his thunder on! Meanwhile, in Incredible Hercules 133, the Secret Origin of AMADEUS CHO begins! Who really killed Amadeus’ family? What is his true relation to Hercules? And, most importantly, what is the connection between him and The Twelve’s MASTER MIND EXCELLO? Everyone’s favorite irascible boy genius is after the answers himself — but to get them he’s going to have to go through his arch-nemesis, PYTHAGORAS DUPREE, the sixth-smartest man on Earth!
32 PGS.(each)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (each)

INCREDIBLE HULK #601
Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by ARIEL OLIVETTI & MICHAEL RYAN
Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
70th Frame Variant by MICHAEL GOLDEN
Gamma fans rejoice — the rumors are true! The INCREDIBLE HULK book returns as an ongoing series written by acclaimed PLANET HULK and WORLD WAR HULK scribe Greg Pak! Get ready for Bruce Banner as you’ve never seen him, the Son of Hulk in a whole new world of smash, and an insane new adventure that changes everything for everyone’s favorite Green Goliath! With art by Ariel Olivetti (CABLE) and introducing a new, regular bonus backup SAVAGE SHE-HULK story written by Fred Van Lente and drawn by Michael Ryan!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SON OF HULK #14
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Penciled by ANDRES GUINALDO
Cover by DAVID PALUMBO
70th Frame Variant by MITCH BREITWEISER
The Planet Sakaar may be no more, but the trials of the Son of Hulk are far from ended. As the Sakaarian survivors struggle to carry on, the Son of Hulk has only one goal in mind: revenge. He has led his people to another planet rich with the mystic Old Power…a planet he has laid claim to, whether its native population likes it or not. The Son of Hulk will claim his vengeance, even if it means laying waste to an innocent populace to do it. But even if he can bend this planet under his will, can he possibly become a match for Galactus, the devourer of worlds?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

IMMORTAL WEAPONS #2 (of 5)
Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art by DAN BRERETON
Iron Fist Back-Up Story by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI & TRAVEL FOREMAN
Cover by DAVID AJA
Her heart pumps the coldest blood imaginable…and she is host to horrors inconceivable to mortal men. The Bride of Nine Spiders is perhaps the most enigmatic of the Immortal Weapons. Yet men would risk life and sanity to plumb the mysteries of this porcelain beauty and the alien land from which she comes. When a disturbing relic surfaces at a most exclusive auction house, the Bride’s secrets are revealed in a tragic tale fusing martial arts mayhem and gothic terror!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MARVEL DIVAS #2 (of 4)
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Art by TONCI ZONJIC
Cover by JELENA KEVIC DJURDJEVIC
After last issue’s shocking revelation, Angelica “Firestar” Jones seeks out medical advice…from none other than Dr. Stephen Strange. (Paving the way for yet another diva to enter the fray: The nocturnal Night Nurse!) Meanwhile, Monica “Photon” Rambeau and Patsy “Hellcat” Walker are drawn back into the lives of their ex-boyfriends of the damned: Brother Voodoo and Daimon Hellstrom, respectively. And Felicia “Black Cat” Hardy contemplates a return to her life of crime…the claws are out as this mini-series continues!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory…$3.99

IRON MAN & THE ARMOR WARS #1 (of 4)
Written by JOE CARAMAGNA
Penciled by CRAIG ROUSSEAU
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Cash, cars, boats, houses…Tony Stark has got it all.
The only thing that could ruin his day? If every single one of his IRON MAN armors were stolen, and then turned against him.
Join us for a nail-biting, strapped-to-your-seat adventure as Tony battles his greatest creations, and tries to discover who could (gasp) OUTSMART him!?!?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

LOCKJAW AND THE PET AVENGERS #4 (of 4)
Written by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS
Penciled by IG GUARA
Cover by KARL KERSCHL
Variant Cover by NIKO HENRICHON
They’ve been up/down/around/about/forward/backward. They’ve gone to the jungle/ocean/Central Park/outer space. They’ve scratched/pawed/clawed/gnawed their way throughout all existence, ALL for this moment! Now they’ve FINALLY found all of the Infinity Gems…so what’s a moon-puppy to do when he’s given all the power in the universe? FIND OUT HERE!!!!
Featuring a VERY special presidential puppy appearance!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #54
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by MATTEO LOLLI
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
TAKEN FOR A RIDE: Peter Parker makes a “date” with the new girl at school, then realizes a major missing component: A car. Luckily, he’s a got a friend of a friend that loans rides for cheap. But when Pete discovers the cars are cheap because they’ve been stolen, it’s a little late… some of the cars belonged to some bad guys…guys that don’t mind hurting teenagers…
Join Tobin, Lolli, and Young as Pete’s brand-new Adventures continue!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #14
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by DAVID BALDEON
Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS
All Hawkeye wanted was to show the Blonde Phantom a new exhibit at the art gallery, but the art gallery is in a bank lobby, and on this day the bank lobby is featuring more than art; it has a gang of bank robbers! And they’re not just any bank robbers…isn’t that Bruce Banner with them? Or, hey, maybe it’s not. If that’s NOT Bruce Banner, then a little old fashioned detective work on the part of Hawkeye and the Blonde Phantom should put an end to the “Banner Bandit” crime spree. And if it IS Bruce Banner, well then…umm…let’s just hope it’s not.
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #39
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by DENIS MEDRI
Cover by CASEY JONES
TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS: Aleksei Sytsevich just wants to retire. The economy is bad, and freelance jobs are harder to find. Business just isn’t what it used to be. It’s time to hang up the suit and live the good life. Of course, when the “business” is super-villain crime sprees as the Rhino, and the “suit” in question is his costume, the Rhino is finding it a bit harder to close the books on his “career.” Luckily, the Avengers are more than glad to help an old foe get out of the game, even if it means dealing with a little bit of trouble. Or, in this case, a LOT of trouble, because the Abomination and the Leader aren’t going to let their old teammate step away from the game quite that easily!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MIGHTY AVENGERS #28
Written by DAN SLOTT
Penciled by KHOI PHAM
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
70th Frame Variant by TBA
“WITCH-HUNT”
Guest-starring the YOUNG AVENGERS!
When the adults are away, it’s the perfect time for VISION and STATURE to sneak a few friends into the Avengers new headquarters and throw a party. No, not that kind of party. It’s a hunting party– and the target they’re after is…THE SCARLET WITCH!
Also: QUICKSILVER and US AGENT face off against a longtime Avengers villain and their new team. All this and the start of a strange cosmic odyssey for HANK PYM.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MODELS, INC. #1 (of 4)
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by VICENC VILLAGRASA
Cover by SCOTT CLARK
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
Fashion Week is always a hectic time for models, and this year is no exception. Between escaped wolves, robbery attempts, and overly friendly police officers, Toni Turner, Patsy Walker, Jill Jerold, Chili Storm and Millicent (Millie the Model) Collins are testing the limits of their endurance. But when a brilliant young set designer is found murdered with three bullet holes in his back, and Millie proves to be the prime suspect, the models are forced to play detective in order to save one of their own!
* Retailers please note that this issue will contain an ad for Marvel Subscriptions.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

PUNISHER #8
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by TAN ENG HUAT
Cover by MIKE MCKONE
70th Frame Variant by STEVE DILLON
“DEAD END,” PART 3
Frank Castle finds himself the target of a band of Avengers, out of place, out of time and out for The Punisher’s blood. With no idea how Microchip brought them to the here and now, and with G.W. Bridge’s life in the hands of the henchmen of The Hood, Frank must survive the fury of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes long enough to unravel the mystery of their arrival. The truth will leave Frank with a terrible decision; in order to save his friend — The Avengers must die.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

SECRET WARRIORS #7
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by ALESSANDRO VITTI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
70th Frame Variant by TBA
Baron Strucker and Norman Osborn team up to drive out the Marvel Universe’s ultimate covert superteam. It’s wall-to-wall insanity as the Dark Avengers and the Thunderbolts go after the Secret Warriors.
It’s time for Ares to get his son back! GOD OF FEAR. GOD OF WAR. Part one of four!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

TIMESTORM 2009/2099 #4 (of 4)
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by ERIC BATTLE
Cover by TOM RANEY
It’s the Dark Avengers, New Avengers, and the Fantastic Four vs. the world of 2099! The present does battle with the future as the temporal tempest rages, threatening to destroy all that has come before!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MOON KNIGHT SAGA
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
Who is Moon Knight? He is many things to many people — many things even to himself. One day, he is Marc Spector, a former Marine turned mercenary. The next, Steven Grant, millionaire businessman. Then perhaps Jake Lockley, street-smart cabbie. But uniting all these personalities is a single identity as the avenging son of the dreaded god Khonshu. He is the scourge of the criminal element, foe to a richly developed rogues gallery. His life has been filled with violence, tragedy and, sometimes, redemption. This is the saga of the Moon Knight.
32 PGS./Rated T+…FREE!
*Check upcoming Marvel Mailers for ordering information.

THOR: TALES OF ASGARD BY STAN LEE & JACK KIRBY #4 (of 6)
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JACK KIRBY
Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
The legend has come true! By the will of the gods, I am alive! I am invincible! I am — THOR!!! And so began the very first epic tale of Marvel’s most revered hero, the mighty Thor, whose legend would grow alongside the success of Marvel comics, making him the most exciting super hero of all time! Never has Thor been more sensational than during these early tales, crafted by Marvel’s greatest, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Re-live classic Norse mythology in the mighty Marvel manner as well as Stan and Jack’s stories of the Norse Gods and Thor before he came to Earth as Don Blake. Witness as these masters breathe life into the thunder god and some of Marvel’s most enduring characters: Helmdall, Balder, Loki, Odin and Hela. Read these stories as never before with all-new, modern coloring and six extraordinary interlocking covers by current THOR artist Olivier Coipel. Collecting the “Tales of Asgard” backup stories from JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #121-125 & THOR #126-128.
48 PGS./Reprint/All Ages …$3.99

WAR MACHINE #9
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by LEONARDO MANCO
Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
70th Frame Variant by BRANDON PETERSON
Patriot or Traitor? Hero or killer? Man or machine? James Rhodes fights for his very soul as he takes on the most deadly incarnation of his greatest enemy. Get ready for the new Ultimo and the last temptation of War Machine in the book that has Wizard raving “My favorite new ongoing Marvel series continues to impress…Greg Pak’s tech-heavy thriller keeps the action pumping faster and more furious than rounds from a .50 caliber Gatling gun.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

RUNAWAYS #13
Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN
Penciled by SARA PICHELLI
Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
70th Frame Variant by TBA
It’s the end of the Runaways’ California dreamin’ as they attempt to make their escape from Klara’s chlorophyll lockup…only to be denied by heavily armed outside forces who are about to foreclose on the property in a big way! Chase finally tells the truth about a violent event in his past. And when the kids have no choice but to turn to Hunter Stein to find a way out of this mess, he reveals a Malibu Beach House secret they never would have guessed. But it’s not easy sailing because Chase is about to make a unilateral decision that looks a lot like…murder?!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WAR OF KINGS: WARRIORS #2 (of 2)
Written by JAY FAERBER
Penciled by ADRIANA MELO & RAMON PEREZ
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
The royal women take center stage as we spotlight Crystal and Lilandra! When a group of disgruntled Kree launch a series of bombings aimed at the Inhumans Royal Family, Crystal is charged with quelling the violence—but can she bring the guilty to justice without causing civil war? Plus: a flashback story to one of Lilandra’s earliest adventures, as the future Empress of the Shi’Ar must face a trial by fire ignited by the Brood! It’s two brand new stories that spotlight key players in the War of Kings!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WAR OF KINGS #6 (of 6)
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV
This is it – the big fight for all the cosmic marbles! Shi’Ar vs. Inhuman! Black Bolt vs. Vulcan! Who will rule? The fate of two intergalactic civilizations teeters on the brink, and the outcome of this conflict will send shockwaves throughout the Marvel Universe! Don’t miss the climactic chapter in what IGN.com calls: “Action-packed but intimate and character driven…this could very well be the textbook definition of how to execute major superhero storylines.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #17
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by WES CRAIG
Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA
70th Frame Variant by MIKE PERKINS
A WAR OF KINGS TIE-IN! In order to save the universe, Adam Warlock takes desperate action and seeks the help of allies you won’t believe! This must-read issue will have profound effects not only for the Guardians of Galaxy, but for the very Marvel cosmos itself! It’s more mind-blowing galactic action from the book Ain’t It Cool News describes as “just damn cool…Lanning and Abnett continue doing cosmic right.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NOVA #28
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by ANDREA DI VITO
Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA
70th Frame Variant by MIKE PERKINS
A WAR OF KINGS TIE-IN! It’s the final showdown between Nova with the surviving members of the Nova Corps against the most ruthless members of the Shi’Ar Imperial Guard! Can Rich survive and can he save the life of his brother, Robbie, who finds himself caught between the ruthless Ravenous and murderous Strontian? Be there and find out why ComicPants.com raves: “The level of writing, creativity and just the sheer level of comic book joy that each issue holds amazes me every single time.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FORCE #18
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils & Cover by MIKE CHOI & SONIA OBACK
70th Frame Variant by TBA
“NOT FORGOTTEN”
The fallout from MESSIAH WAR continues! X-23 is missing, and as horrific as her life has been…it’s about to get worse. Elixir knows the truth about the mutant messiah. Wolverine confronts Cyclops about his decisions leading up to the War. Wolfsbane’s journey back to X-Force begins. Bastion’s master plan gets one step closer to fruition. And if all that weren’t enough…Seline’s forces are on the move. More action and drama than any one comic has a right to have! Part 2 (of 4)
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE WEAPON X #4
Written by JASON AARON
Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY
50/50 Cover by ADI GRANOV
70th Frame Variant by DAVID FINCH
“THE ADAMANTIUM MEN”
The red-hot, sold-out “Adamantium Men” storyline continues! Wolverine is intent on bringing down the evil corporation Blackguard, one executive at a time if he has to, but when he finally comes face-to-face with the man at the top, he finds the soldiers of Strikeforce X waiting for him, laser-claws and all. Can you say SNIKT? Part 4 (of 5)
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE ORIGINS #39
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by SCOT EATON
Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
70th Frame Variant by HERB TRIMPE
“ROMULUS”
Deep in the heart of Russia, Wolverine drags himself one step closer to the truth about the man known only as Romulus—but the death-touch of Omega Red stands in his way! With answers finally within reach—will Logan fall victim, another casualty of the Soviet serial killer’s carbonadium tentacles? Part 3 (of 4)
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

CABLE #17
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Penciled by PAUL GULACY
Cover by DAVE WILKINS
70th Frame Variant by ROB LIEFELD
“WANDERLOST,” PART 2
Hope is lost. Literally—lost in time, with Cable stranded in the future, unable to travel back to save her. For the first time in Hope’s short life, the so-called “mutant messiah” has to fend for herself… and now she’s hiding out in a futuristic city born of the ashes of Cable’s greatest enemy, Stryfe.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NEW MUTANTS #4
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by DIOGENES NEVES
Cover by ADAM KUBERT
Variant Cover by BENJAMIN
70th Frame Variant by TBA
“Return of Legion”
The pulse-pounding first story-arc comes to a climactic close as Legion takes on the whole team. Can Cannonball, Sunspot, Magma and Dani Moonstar defeat a villain with dozens of super-powered multiple personalities? And all the while Karma and Magik are stuck inside Legion’s mind. Part 4 (of 4).
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FACTOR #47
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by VALENTINE DeLANDRO
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
70th Frame Variant by TBA
Time is beginning to bleed. Sentinels are starting to pop up in the darnedest places, the Summers Rebellion is spilling over into modern day, Rictor and Shatterstar have a lot to sort out, and X-Factor finally finds itself face to face with Cortex.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DEADPOOL: SUICIDE KINGS #5 (of 5)
Written by MIKE BENSON & ADAM GLASS
Penciled by CARLO BARBERI
Cover by MIKE MCKONE
“SNAKE EYES,” PART 5
Deadpool is finally proven innocent, and everyone knows it. But now it’s personal for the Merc with a Mouth. Having been battered, stabbed, and broken, Deadpool is jonesing for payback. And the only thing that can scratch that itch is bringing down Tombstone. Unfortunately, the only person who can protect him is the Hood…but will he?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

DEADPOOL: MERC WITH A MOUTH #2
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Penciled by BONG DAZO
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
70th Frame Variant by TBA
“HEAD TRIP,” PART 2
It’s the Merc with two mouths! It’s the Dawn of the Living Deadpool! It’s…oh, you get the point. Crash-landing in the Savage Land, Deadpool finds himself face-to-face with the last thing on Earth he ever expected to see: his own Zombiefied head! To make matters worse, the nasty little critter went ahead and bit a few of the locals, so Deadpool has to put the smackdown on some zombie cavemen if he’s going to have any chance at escaping and completing his mission. Did we mention that a crack team of Hydra mercenaries are waiting in the wings?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DEADPOOL #13 & #14
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by SHAWN CRYSTAL
Covers by JASON PEARSON
Deadpool #13 70th Frame Variant by TBA
“Wave of Mutilation,” Part 1 & 2
Deadpool has ceased to exist, he’s given his good-byes, he’s driven his car into the ocean. They’ll think he’s dead, but he’ll sail away. Then, he becomes a pirate!
32 PGS. (each) /Parental Advisory …$2.99 (each)

UNCANNY X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #2
Written by SCOTT GRAY
Pencils & Cover by ROGER CRUZ
Nightcrawler thought he’d found sanctuary in Attilan, fabled city of the Inhumans…but now he’s transgressed their most sacred law! Kurt Wagner stands trial before an angry mob, with Black Bolt the ultimate judge of his fate – and if the verdict is guilty, he’s one dead mutant! So will the X-Men stand by and let that happen? Not a chance! Get ready for an explosive battle between the world’s greatest mutant team and the Inhuman royal family – the question is, will Attilan survive it?!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

WOLVERINE FIRST CLASS #18
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by FRANCIS PORTELLA
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
70th Frame Variant by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
Wolverine and Kitty Pryde have had their disagreements in the past, but when Jamie Madrox, the Mutliple Man, shows up, they wind up on opposite ends siding with the same person! When one of Jamie’s duplicates goes on the run, Kitty decides to help him escape from his creator. Logan sides with the original Madrox…but if he thinks he can stop Kitty from speaking her mind, he doesn’t know teen girls very well!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN FOREVER #5 & 6
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils by TOM GRUMMETT (#5) & PAUL SMITH (#6)
Covers by TOM GRUMMETT
X-Men Forever #5 70th Frame Variant by DAVE COCKRUM & TERRY AUSTIN
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING WRITER CHRIS CLAREMONT’S THRILLING RETURN TO THE X-MEN CONTINUES! The team continues to track down someone they used to think was a teammate, but has now turned out to be an imposter! Somehow, this is all linked to the death of Wolverine, and a big, shadowy organization known only as “The Consortium.” PLUS! A whole new story begins with X-Men Forever #6! Comics legends Paul Smith and Terry Austin join the X-Men Forever team! As the X-Men attempt to recoup from brutal recent events, they’re tested by an unlikely obstacle. Meanwhile, something big has surfaced in South America—an enemy the battered X-Men will have to face head-on! Plus, a Special 70th Anniversary Frame Variant featuring Dave Cockrum’s original Storm design newly inked by Terry Austin!
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

WOLVERINE MAGAZINE #3
Cover by JOE QUESADA
It’s Wolverine from cover to cover as Marvel’s feral mutant leaps into his very own magazine! In addition to full-length comic-book stories, this issue features puzzles, games, pinups, and a pull-out poster.
96 PGS./Rated A …$6.99

GENEXT: UNITED #4 (of 5)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by JONBOY MEYERS
Cover by ALEX GARNER
Legendary X-Scribe Chris Claremont and the dynamic Jonboy Meyers bring us tales of this all-new generation of X-Heroes! The lives of the GeNext youngsters have been changed forever! Struggling to adapt to these strange new changes, a familiar X-man with family ties to our young heroes storms in to rescue them from a dangerous mystical enemy. Want to find out who we’re talking about? Guest starring…well, take a look at the cover, and you tell me!
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

DOMINIC FORTUNE #1 (of 4)
Written by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Pencils & Cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN
“THE ‘IT CAN HAPPEN HERE, AND NOW’ RESOLUTION!” PART 1
The depression’s going strong, so when Dominic Fortune is hired to bodyguard Jock Madison, Vaughn Lorillard and P.T. Oakley, three drunk and disorderly Hollywood stars, he jumps at the chance to pick up what looks like a few easy bucks, and maybe have a few laughs in the bargain. But when the trio of old school hambones and horndogs prove to be a bigger pain than he anticipated — and he accidentally stumbles across a conspiracy headed by mysterious American businessman Malcolm Upshaw and Delatriz Betancourt, the recklessly sexy granddaughter of Confederates who fled Reconstruction for South America — Fortune finds himself in hot water…with the fate of the USA at stake.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99
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DESTROYER #5 (of 5)
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Penciled by CORY WALKER
Cover by JASON PEARSON
It’s all been leading up to this! Destroyer comes face to face with his most dreaded adversary yet–DEATH! It’s a no-holds-barred winner-take-all fight to remember. The stakes–high! The prize–life! Nothing can prepare you for this sense-shattering conclusion. Also in this issue–violence!
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

PUNISHER: FRANK CASTLE MAX #73
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Penciled by GORAN PARLOV
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
“WELCOME TO THE BAYOU,” PART 3
The Geautreauxs are throwing themselves a BBQ and Frank Castle is the guest of honor. On the menu: some succulent college kids who stopped at the wrong convenience store for gas and beer. When the Punisher decided to make their problem his business, he stepped into redneck hell. Now his only hope boils down to the precious cargo in his trunk that just got free and wants a little payback.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE DEATH OF
CAPTAIN AMERICA OMNIBUS HC
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by STEVE EPTING, MIKE PERKINS, BUTCH GUICE, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE & LUKE ROSS
Cover by STEVE EPTING
Leaping from the final pages of Civil War, this is the story that stunned readers, sent shockwaves through the entire Marvel Universe and made news headlines worldwide! And the death of Captain America is only the beginning! In the aftermath of the fabled hero’s assassination, Agent 13, Bucky Barnes, the Falcon, Black Widow and Iron Man come together again in a desperate attempt to keep his dream alive. But the collapse of Steve Rogers’ dream was merely the first step in the wicked machinations of the Red Skull, who is determined to see the death of America follow soon after the death of the Captain. As the Skull’s master plan kicks into motion, and chaos begins to take hold of the United States, only one man stands in its way – but is he up to the task? Freed from the psychosis that transformed him into the relentless mercenary known as the Winter Soldier, Bucky Barnes is called on to live up to the dream in ways he never imagined. Eisner Award-winning writer Ed Brubaker refuses to let up on the action, suspense and human drama in a tale of suspense that ties together all eras of the star-spangled warrior’s history! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA #25-42.
480 PGS./Rated T+ …$75.00
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3806-8

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: DEATHLOK VOL. 1 HC
Written by RICH BUCKLER, DOUG MOENCH, BILL MANTLO, J.M. DeMATTEIS, DAVID ANTHONY KRAFT, MARV WOLFMAN, RALPH MACCHIO & MARK GRUENWALD
Penciled by RICH BUCKLER, MIKE ZECK, SAL BUSCEMA, RON WILSON & JOHN BYRNE
Cover by RICH BUCKLER
The MARVEL MASTERWORKS enter Phase Two of the Marvel Age of Comics with the debut of one of comics’ most unique heroes—Deathlok! No longer a man, but a mockery of a man, an amalgam of reanimated flesh and computer circuitry, military strategist Col. Luther Manning has been locked in a state of living death. Stripped of his family, his humanity, but not his will, Manning has become the cyborg, Deathlok the Demolisher—a weapon of war programmed solely for destruction. A challenging blend of science fiction and psychological war journal, Deathlok set the pace for anti-heroes in the turbulent post-Watergate ’70s. Illustrated by Rich Buckler and co-written by Doug Moench and Bill Mantlo, Deathlok’s feature in ASTONISHING TALES forged a new path and pushed the moral relevance of Marvel Comics into a bold, and often frightening, new future. Collected for the first time ever, the complete Deathlok saga, culminating in a classic cross-time adventure with Captain America, is a must-have for each and every discerning Marvel reader! Collecting ASTONISHING TALES #25-28, 30-36, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #33, MARVEL TEAM-UP #46, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #27, 54 and CAPTAIN AMERICA #286-288
352 PGS./All Ages …$64.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3050-5
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: DEATHLOK VOL. 1 HC — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 127
352 PGS./All Ages …$64.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3051-2

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE SUB-MARINER VOL. 3 HC
Written and Penciled by CARL PFEUFER, GUSTAV SCHROTTER, AL GABRIELE & BASIL WOLVERTON
Cover by ALEX SCHOMBURG
From the heart of comics’ Golden Age, come the adventures of the original anti-hero—Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner! A brash, proud and quick-tempered figure who bowed before the authority of no man, when the pall of fascism covered the world the Sub-Mariner responded with an unchained fury. Tearing down the Axis powers one battleship at a time, he embodied the fantasy of an America confronted by enemies on two fronts and with ample motivation to smash them both! Backed by the super-hero adventures of The Angel and comedy short-features by the likes of comic genius, Basil Wolverton, you’ll find no other Golden Age hero with the wild, powerful and truly anarchic energy of the Sub-Mariner. So get out there and reserve your copy today, True Believer! Collecting SUB-MARINER COMICS #9-12
240 PGS./All Ages …$59.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3351-3
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE SUB-MARINER VOL. 3 HC — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 128
240 PGS./All Ages …$59.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3352-0

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 1 TPB
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JACK KIRBY & STEVE DITKO
Cover by JACK KIRBY & DEAN WHITE
Dr. Robert Bruce Banner may have the appearance of a mild-mannered scientist, but after being caught in a gamma bomb explosion, he became the unstoppable engine of destruction known as the Incredible Hulk! Hot off the success of the FANTASTIC FOUR, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s atomic update on the Dr. Jekyl/Mr. Hyde tale, mixed the joy of giant monsters with Cold War intrigue and added a heavy dose of psychological drama to create a formula that even decades later has readers clamoring for more. So for each and every purple pants loving Hulkophile, the MARVEL MASTERWORKS are proud to present the Hulk’s original six-issue solo series in one amazingly restored volume. You’ll meet Bruce Banner, Rick Jones, General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross of the U.S. Army and the lovely Betty Ross for the first time. You’ll see the Hulk’s first appearance as the gray goliath before he turned that familiar shade of green. You’ll watch the Hulk bust knuckles with the far-out Toad Men, the subterranean Tryannus, monstrous Mongu, and the Metal Master, and to make it that much better, the incomparable Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko illustrate it all. Collecting THE INCREDIBLE HULK #1-6
176 PGS./All Ages …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3714-6
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 1 TPB — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 8
176 PGS./All Ages …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3715-3

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 9 HC
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN & ARON E. COLEITE
Penciled by SALVADOR LARROCA, HARVEY TOLIBAO, MARK BROOKS & CLAY MANN
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
It’s dark times for the X-Men as the evolutionary emperor known as Apocalypse arrives! Will even the X-Men be enough to battle a being who has plotted our death and destruction for ages?! Meanwhile, two more monstrous threats – who look eerily like Stryfe and Onslaught – rear their ugly heads to ensure the young mutants’ downfall! Then, after the devastating battle against Apocalypse, the X-Men encounter a new adversary that seems unstoppable. To fight it, the young mutants must ask themselves: How far are they willing to go, and what are they willing to take to raise their game? The answer will test their bonds and shake the team to its very core. Collecting ULTIMATE X-MEN #89-97.
240 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3779-5
Trim size: oversized

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 6 HC
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by TYLER KIRKHAM
Cover by BILLY TAN
Stories packed with supernatural surprises and all-out action! When the FF help out with the excavation of the Mole Man’s underground city, they awaken something that should have been left sleeping! Just who is Agatha Harkness, and what are Salem’s Seven? New Ultimate characters! Plus: Someone has the hots for the Human Torch! Also, who are the newest Ultimate X-Men? Does Ultimate Spider-Man have more clones than the regular Spidey? Was Ultimate Thor delusional, or was he really a god? All these questions and more will be answered in the new Ultimate Universe Handbook. And remember – this is the only book guaranteed to give you the Ultimate Six Pack! Collecting ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #54-57, OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE ULTIMATE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1-2 and ULTIMATE SECRETS.
252 PGS./Rated A …$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3781-8
Trim size: oversized

DARK AVENGERS VOL. 1: DARK AVENGERS ASSEMBLE PREMIERE HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MIKE DEODATO
Cover by MIKE DEODATO
THE DARK REIGN IS HERE! The start of an explosive new era in the Avengers mythos! Who are the Dark Avengers? Who is the Iron Patriot? The answers will shock you! Brought to you by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato Jr. Collecting DARK AVENGERS #1-6.
152 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3851-8
Trim size: standard

X-MEN: MUTANT MASSACRE HC
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT, LOUISE SIMONSON, WALTER SIMONSON & ANN NOCENTI
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR., WALTER SIMONSON, BRET BLEVINS, JACKSON GUICE, RICK LEONARDI, SAL BUSCEMA, JOHN BOGDANOVE, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH & ALAN DAVIS
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
The Marauders – professional mutant assassins, employed by a mysterious evil, with the job of wiping out the entire Morlock community living beneath the streets of Manhattan. And the only hope of salvation the Morlocks have rests in the hands of the X-Men! But can they stop this deadly onslaught? And what do they stand to lose if it should succeed? Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN #210-214, X-FACTOR #9-11, NEW MUTANTS #46, THOR #373-374, POWER PACK #27 and DAREDEVIL #238.
320 PGS./Rated T+ …$39.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3805-1
Trim size: oversized

X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR HC
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Penciled by LARRY STROMAN, JAMIE McKELVIE, ARIEL OLIVETTI, CLAYTON CRAIN, MIKE CHOI & SONIA OBACK
Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
It’s the exciting sequel to 2007’s Messiah Complex! The birth of a single mutant child forever changed the landscape of the X-Universe. Some see the baby as the last hope for mutantkind’s survival; others see it as the bringer of the Apocalypse…No one knows which side is right because Cyclops handed the newborn over to Cable, believing his son could save both the child and mutantkind. But Cable never came back. Now, months later, Cyclops has found his son hiding in the FUTURE…and he’s sending in the one team that will do what needs to be done in order to ensure the survival of their species…X-FORCE. The X-Men event of the decade, “MESSIAH COMPLEX,” reverberates here as the past, present and future converge. Collecting X-MEN: THE TIMES AND LIFE OF LUCAS BISHOP #1-3, CABLE #11-15, X-FORCE #14-16, X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR and X-MEN: FUTURE HISTORY – MESSIAH WAR SOURCEBOOK.
360 PGS./Rated T+ …$39.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3157-1
Trim size: oversized

HULK: GREEN HULK/RED HULK HC
Written by JEPH LOEB
Penciled by ED MCGUINNESS, ARTHUR ADAMS & FRANK CHO
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Superstars Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness will change the way you see the Hulk! The breathtaking events that ended World War Hulk rocket into this brand-new saga. When one of the Hulk’s oldest cast members is murdered, everyone turns to the team of Iron Man, She-Hulk and Leonard Samson to solve the grizzly case. All the evidence points to the Hulk as the killer, but all is not as it seems! Plus, Hulk goes toe-to-toe with Wolverine in “PUNY LITTLE MAN.” Then, when Bruce Banner sets out to find the Red Hulk he doesn’t expect his search will lead him to Sin City, Nevada. And imagine his surprise when he arrives to discover the unbridled carnage a pack of Wendigos can unleash! Las Vegas buffets will never be the same! Plus, She-Hulk’s Lady Liberators have one goal: Subdue the Red Hulk, and make him pay in the process. All this plus KING-SIZE HULK! Collecting HULK #1-9, KING-SIZE HULK #1 and the backup story from WOLVERINE #50.
304 PGS./Rated A …$39.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4025-2
Trim size: oversized

ASTONISHING X-MEN: GHOST BOX PREMIERE HC
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Penciled by SIMONE BIANCHI, ALAN DAVIS, CLAYTON CRAIN, KAARE ANDREWS & ADI GRANOV
Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
The superstar team of Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi take the X-Men to the “Second Stage.” The X-Men are back to business — with a new look, a new base of operations, and a mystery to solve that will take them into previously uncharted territory and test them to their core. It all starts on a spaceship hovering 300 hundred feet above the twisted wreckage of Chaparanga Beach. Its sole inhabitant: the mysterious Subject X. Five minutes – just five minutes is all he needs, all he’s asking for. Can the X-Men afford to give it to him? Plus, artists Adi Granov, Alan Davis, Clayton Crain and Kaare Andrews join Ellis as they delve into the real consequences of this mysterious object in GHOST BOXES. Collecting ASTONISHING X-MEN #25-30 and ASTONISHING X-MEN: GHOST BOXES #1-2.
184 PGS./Rated T+ …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3390-2
Trim size: standard

NEW AVENGERS: THE REUNION PREMIERE HC
Written by JIM MCCANN
Penciled by DAVID LOPEZ
Cover by JO CHEN
In the wake of SECRET INVASION, Mockingbird is alive and has returned to Earth after being held captive by the Skrulls. Ronin, her estranged husband, volunteers to help her adjust to her new life as a member of the New Avengers, but some old wounds run too deep. And what deadly secret did she bring back with her that could tear them, and the world, apart once more? It’s high-octane action and intrigue as the Mr. & Mrs. Smith of the Marvel Universe take on one of the biggest threats in the world…and each other! Collecting NEW AVENGERS: THE REUNION #1-4 and material from DARK REIGN: NEW NATION.
112 PGS./Rated A …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4176-1
Trim size: standard

SECRET WARRIORS VOL. 1: NICK FURY, AGENT OF NOTHING PREMIERE HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Exploding out of the pages of Secret Invasion and Mighty Avengers!! Nick Fury and his new band of young heroes uncover the darkest secret in the history of the Marvel Universe!! A secret that will crack the internet into tiny little pieces!! A secret that sends the Secret Warriors tumbling into an underworld of rogue S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, super-powered spies, and global criminal organizations. This is the Nick Fury book you’ve been waiting for! Be there for the Marvel debut of award winning Nightly News creator Jonathan Hickman as he teams up with Secret Warriors co-creator Brian Bendis to unveil a new era in Marvel mania!! Collecting SECRET WARRIORS #1-6 and material from DARK REIGN: NEW NATION.
168 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3999-7
Trim size: standard

NEW AVENGERS VOL. 11: SEARCH FOR THE SORCERER SUPREME PREMIERE HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by BILLY TAN & CHRIS BACHALO
Cover by BILLY TAN
WHO IS THE NEW SORCERER SUPREME? Doctor Strange has failed as the Master of the Mystic Arts and all the other mystic characters are the heir apparent. Strange comes to the New Avengers for help as the mystic battle royale begins. And how can the Avengers trust Spider-Man if he won’t take his mask off? Collecting NEW AVENGERS #51-54.
112 PGS./Rated A …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3689-7
Trim size: standard

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE – DISASSEMBLED PREMIERE HC
Written by DAN SLOTT & CHRISTOS N. GAGE
Penciled by STEVE KURTH & HUMBERTO RAMOS
Cover by MARK BROOKS
The Invasion is over and the Initiative has been rocked to its core. Now that the truth is out, that the program was conceived as part of a Skrull plot, can it survive? Who will leave? Who will stay? And who will lead them? Also: Learn what’s become of the REAL Hank Pym! And when Taskmaster discovers Mutant Zero’s true identity, she gets fightin’ mad! Collecting AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #20-25 and AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE FEATURING REPTIL.
184 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3151-9
Trim size: standard
THESE AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!
AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE VOL. 1 — BASIC TRAINING…$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2516-7)
AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE VOL. 2 — KILLED IN ACTION…$19.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2861-8)
AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE VOL. 3 — SECRET INVASION…$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3167-0)

MIGHTY AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST PREMIERE HC
Written by DAN SLOTT
Penciled by KHOI PHAM, RAFA SANDOVAL & STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by KHOI PHAM
A new roster! One of the team’s most powerful foes! And one of the most popular and requested Avengers returns to the fold! When darkness reigns and chaos falls, there’s no room for compromise, no time to run and hide. The world needs EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES! But after the events of Secret Invasion, is HANK PYM ready to rejoin their ranks? And what is the secret that haunts him, a secret dating back to the earliest days of the original team? Join Dan Slott and Khoi Pham for a new age of ALL OUT AVENGERS ACTION! Collecting MIGHTY AVENGERS #21-26 and the framing sequence from SECRET INVASION: REQUIEM
152 PGS./Rated A …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3815-0
Trim size: standard
THESE MIGHTY AVENGERS TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!
MIGHTY AVENGERS VOL. 1: THE ULTRON INITIATIVE…$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2368-2)
MIGHTY AVENGERS VOL. 2: VENOM BOMB…$14.99
MIGHTY AVENGERS VOL. 3: SECRET INVASION BOOK 1…$14.99 (978-0-7851-3010-9)
MIGHTY AVENGERS VOL. 4: SECRET INVASION BOOK 2…$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3650-7)

HERCULES: FULL CIRCLE PREMIERE HC
Written by BOB LAYTON
Penciled by BOB LAYTON
Covers by BOB LAYTON
Bob Layton had a vision of the future — Greek gods, sarcastic robots, transvestite aliens and more — and it’s time to share it! The Prince of Power encounters the Wonder of the World of Wilamean, his own half-human son! Can the man-god who changed the courses of rivers and history steer his son to the path of justice? It’ll help that there’s a lot of fighting involved! Plus: rare creator interviews, artwork and more! Collecting MARVEL TALES #197, MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL #37, MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #39-41 and material from MARVEL AGE #4 & #65.
120 PGS./Rated A …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3957-7
Trim size: standard
HERCULES: FULL CIRCLE PREMIERE HC VARIANT EDITION VOL. 34
120 PGS./Rated A …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3958-4

SUPREME POWER: HYPERION PREMIERE HC
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Penciled by DAN JURGENS & STAZ JOHNSON
Cover by GARY FRANK
Now that the world knows his dark secret, Hyperion suddenly finds himself both alone and hunted. Four new super-powered individuals – each based on a character from the original Squadron Supreme – are after his hide, and they’ve got the will and means to take him down! Collecting SUPREME POWER: HYPERION #1-5.
120 PGS./Parental Advisory …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3774-0
Trim size: standard

HULK: GRAY PREMIERE HC
Written by JEPH LOEB
Penciled by TIM SALE
Cover by TIM SALE
Before the world knew that Bruce Banner is the Hulk. Before Bruce had confessed his love to Betty Ross. Before the Hulk was green… there was Hulk: Gray. Bruce Banner’s life was torn apart by the explosion of the Gamma Bomb. From that moment on, he unleashed the strongest creature on Earth – The Incredible Hulk. No matter how powerful he became, his heart could still be shattered by Betty Ross, the daughter of his greatest enemy, General “Thunderbolt” Ross. The Eisner Award-winning team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale (Superman For All Seasons, Batman: The Long Halloween, DAREDEVIL: YELLOW, and SPIDER-MAN: BLUE) continue their insightful look into the early days of Marvel Comics’ most popular heroes. In HULK: GRAY they unravel the origin of the Hulk and in doing so uncover a secret that will change the way we look at Bruce Banner forever. Collecting HULK: GRAY #1-6.
160 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3448-0
Trim size: standard

WOLVERINE ORIGINS: DARK REIGN PREMIERE HC
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by YANICK PAQUETTE & DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
After the stunning revelations of the last volume, Daken now knows that he is merely a pawn and that his hatred of his father, Wolverine, is based upon a lie. Now, Daken and Wolverine—father and son—unite to track down the most fearsome being Daken has ever known. But they’re not the only ones looking for him… Then, Nick Fury approaches Wolverine with a proposition: tell me what you know about your son and I’ll tell you what I know about Romulus. What follows is an exploration of one of the darkest corners of the Marvel Universe, the mysterious program that produced both Daken and his father before him: WEAPON X! Collecting WOLVERINE ORIGINS #31-36.
144 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3628-6
Trim size: standard
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WOLVERINE ORIGINS VOL. 1: BORN IN BLOOD…$13.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2287-7)
WOLVERINE: ORIGINS VOL. 2: SAVIOR…$13.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2288-3
WOLVERINE: ORIGINS VOL. 3: SWIFT AND TERRIBLE…$13.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2613-3)
WOLVERINE: ORIGINS VOL. 4: OUR WAR …$19.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2614-0)
WOLVERINE: ORIGINS VOL. 5 – DEADPOOL…$19.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2615-7)

PUNISHER: DARK REIGN PREMIERE HC
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by JEROME OPEÑA
Cover by MIKE MCKONE
It’s a fight against the “Dark Reign” as the duty of chronicling Frank Castle’s war journal is passed to the new team of writer Rick Remender (End League, Fear Agent) and Jerome Opeña (WOLVERINE, Fear Agent). One man with one bullet, in the right place, at the right time, can change the world. That’s why the Punisher is perched atop a building on the Jersey shore with a high-powered Skrull rifle, his crosshairs trained on a target in Midtown Manhattan. But who is his target — and why? One thing’s for sure: They’re anything but helpless. Someone is watching their back. Someone big. Enter: The Sentry! Collecting PUNISHER #1-5
120 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3997-3
Trim size: standard

SPIDER-MAN: 24/7 PREMIERE HC
Written by FRED VAN LENTE, DAN SLOTT & MARK WAID
Penciled by PAULO SIQUEIRA, BARRY KITSON & MIKE MCKONE
Cover by BARRY KITSON
In the aftermath of Spidey’s Fantastic Four voyage, his whole world is turned upside down by the new rules of the world. The good news is that after all these years, Spider-Man finally gets the upper hand on J. Jonah Jameson–but it’s gonna cost him, particularly with the all-new Vulture winging into town! Then, Peter drops by Aunt May’s house for the shock of his life! Set your faces to stun! Plus: Spidey’s old nemesis THE SPOT returns deadlier than ever! Wait. Did we just use “The Spot” and “deadlier” in the same sentence? You better believe it! Also, an adventure from Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four’s past is about to have a profound effect on their future…that’s if Spidey and the Torch can stop fighting long enough to notice! What’s the cosmic-level rift that’s dividing two of the Marvel U.’s best friends? Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #589-594 and material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: EXTRA #2.
168 PGS./Rated A …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3396-4
Trim size: standard

IMMORTAL IRON FIST VOL. 5: ESCAPE FROM THE EIGHTH CITY PREMIERE HC
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Penciled by TRAVEL FOREMAN
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Iron Fist and the Immortal Weapons are off on another dimension-spanning adventure! Think you know everything there is to know about the Seven Capital Cities of Heaven? Well, maybe you do. But a couple of arcs ago we did tease there being an EIGHTH city…oh that’s right…Duane Swierczynski and Travel Foreman are taking it there! Collecting IMMORTAL IRON FIST #21-27.
168 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3392-6
Trim size: standard
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TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!
IMMORTAL IRON FIST VOL. 1: THE LAST IRON FIST STORY…$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2489-4)
IMMORTAL IRON FIST VOL. 2: THE SEVEN CAPITAL CITIES OF HEAVEN…$17.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2535-8)
IMMORTAL IRON FIST VOL. 3: THE BOOK OF THE IRON FIST…$16.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2536-5)
IMMORTAL IRON FIST VOL. 4: THE MORTAL IRON FIST…$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3296-7)

X-FACTOR: TIME AND A HALF PREMIERE HC
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by VALENTINE DELANDRO & MARCO SANTUCCI
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
Witness the most important event in the lives of Jaime Madrox and Siren—the birth of their baby! What will happen to X-Factor—and what will be the meaning for mutantkind? All we can guarantee are that the answers are not what you expect—but that’s what makes it X-Factor! Don’t miss what is sure to be one of the most talked-about books of 2009!
Collecting X-FACTOR #39-45.
168 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4171-6
Trim size: standard
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X-FACTOR VOL. 1: THE LONGEST NIGHT…$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1817-9)
X-FACTOR VOL. 2: LIFE AND DEATH MATTERS…$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2146-3)
X-FACTOR VOL. 3: MANY LIVES OF MADROX…$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2359-0)
X-FACTOR VOL. 4: HEART OF ICE…$17.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2360-6)
X-FACTOR VOL. 5: THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN…$15.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2863-2)
X-FACTOR VOL. 6: SECRET INVASION…$16.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2865-6)

SOLEIL: UNIVERSAL WAR ONE – REVELATIONS PREMIERE HC
Written by DENIS BAJRAM
Pencils & Cover by DENIS BAJRAM
Adapted by PAUL BENJAMIN
The Purgatory Squadron’s survivors have done the impossible: By traveling through time, they’ve shut down the impenetrable Wall that cut the solar system in two. In doing so, they’ve discovered that the rebellious Colonization Industrial Companies have hidden a satellite in Earth’s orbit that could destroy the planet just as the CIC eradicated Uranus. But the Purgatory Squadron has a trump card. Now stranded three days in their own past, they just might be able to return to Earth without notice. That gives the team of outcasts and criminals three days to stop a cataclysm that could bring about the first universal war. Collecting SOLEIL: UNIVERSAL WAR ONE – REVELATIONS #1-3.
144 PGS./Mature …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3239-4
Trim size: standard

LORDS OF AVALON: KNIGHT OF DARKNESS HC
Written by SHERRILYN KENYON
Adapted by ROBIN FURTH
Pencils & Cover by TOMMY OHTSUKA
The world of best-selling author Sherrilyn Kenyon’s dark spin on the Arthurian mythos returns in this adaptation of the second book of the Lords of Avalon series! Varian duFey may be the son of evil Adonai sorceress Narishka duFey, but he turned his dark heritage to the side of good, acting as Avalon’s most deadly assassin. Though hated and mistrusted by the other knights whose cause he shares, when someone begins killing Grail Knights, Merlin sends her darkest knight on a quest that leads him directly to his mother’s door…and to a hag named Merewyn, who is more than she seems. Collecting LORDS OF AVALON: KNIGHT OF DARKNESS 1-6.
144 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2768-0
Trim size: oversized

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 13: ANIMAL ATTACK! DIGEST
Written by MARC SUMERAK, ROGER LANGRIDGE & PAUL BENJAMIN
Penciled by SANFORD GREENE, SONNY LIEW & JUAN SANTACRUZ
Cover by PATRICK SCHERBERGER
The all-new, all-ages, all-action fun continues! It’s wall-to-wall mayhem in the Mighty Marvel Manner with four original tales of everybody’s favorite teenage wall-crawler! Featuring the new Sinister Six and Paste Pot Pete! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #49-52.
96 PGS./All Ages …$9.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3639-2
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MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 8: FORCES OF NATURE…$7.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2525-9)
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 9: FIERCEST FOES…$7.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2526-6)
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 10: IDENTITY CRISIS… $7.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2869-4)
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 11: ANIMAL INSTINCT…$8.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2870-0)
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 12: JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS…$9.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2871-9)

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS FINALS GN-TPB
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by ROGER CRUZ & COLLEEN COOVER
Cover by ROGER CRUZ
Youth is fleeting, powers are growing, and the first class of Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters is about to move on to a bigger, scarier world. What does the future hold- and how will it all end? Collecting X-MEN: FIRST CLASS FINALS #1-4 and GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1.
136 PGS./Rated A…$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3348-3
Please note size: 5-3/4 x 8-7/8

THOR BY J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI VOL. 2 TPB
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Penciled by OLIVIER COIPEL & MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
In the wake of Ragnarok, and after awakening from the sleep of the gods, Thor has set about restoring Asgard to its former grandeur — making it more majestic, more magnificent than ever. He has revived countless fellow Norse gods, from the brave Balder to the voluminous Volstagg to the treacherous Loki. But what of Odin, the All-Father? Where is the lion of Norse legend, the son of Bor, the one who took a godhood of rambunctious rabble-rousers and made of them a pantheon without peer? Why is he yet to be awakened? The answer is a secret known only by the God of Thunder — a secret buried deep inside a soul filled with the kind of fear and humiliation only a son can feel in the immense shadow of his father. Though, as Loki’s master plan will soon attest, Thor is not the only one with a secret to share. Collecting THOR #7-12; #600
200 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-1760-5
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$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-1722-3)

X-FORCE VOL. 2: OLD GHOSTS TPB
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Penciled by MIKE CHOI, SONIA OBACK, ALINA URUSOV & CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover by MIKE CHOI
The squad is catapulted into action when the lethal Legacy Virus goes missing, threatening the lives of every mutant on the planet. Wolverine and the young X-23 must attempt to hold the team together as the brutal, damaged histories of Wolfsbane and Archangel threaten to tear everything apart, starting with each other. Meanwhile, clouds are gathering on the horizon, as the mutant-hating cyborg Bastion places many of the X-Men’s greatest threats back into positions of power, spewing the same anti-mutant rhetoric for which they were once known. To protect the future of mutantkind, the members of X-Force must deal with all of their old ghosts. Collecting X-FORCE #7-11.
120 PGS./Parental Advisory …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2977-6
X-FORCE VOL. 1: ANGELS AND DEMONS TPB STILL AVAILABLE!
$15.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2976-9)

CABLE VOL. 2: WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD TPB
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Penciled by ARIEL OLIVETTI, MICHEL LACOMBE & KEN LASHLEY
Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
The mysterious mutant known as Cable has been many things in life: mercenary, freedom fighter, X-Man. But is he prepared for his new role as surrogate father to mutantkind’s future Messiah? After leaping into the future with the child, Cable sought refuge from the traitorous X-Man Lucas Bishop in the hidden city of New Liberty. Assuming the identity of a peaceful farmer, he fell in love with a woman named Hope; they raised the child in peace for four years. But now, an army claiming to be the remnants of a ravaged American government has rounded up the citizens of New Liberty. Cable is the only person capable of fighting back, but he can’t reveal his true identity for the sake of the child’s safety. Is this the end of New Liberty and Cable’s idyllic peace? Collecting CABLE #6-10 and KING-SIZED CABLE.
176 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2973-8
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$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2972-1)

UNCANNY X-MEN: SISTERHOOD TPB
Written by MATT FRACTION
Penciled by GREG LAND & YANICK PAQUETTE
Cover by GREG LAND
The X-Men get up to the delicate art of living as the Sisterhood plan their imminent demise. The Science Team gets to work, trying very hard not to kill one another first. Simon Trask gains traction in the California state legislature, muscling PROPOSITION X to an emergency ballot vote. If it passes, mutants past and present, powered and otherwise, won’t be allowed to breed…all this and a friend returns as a foe and ready for murder. Oh, things are getting ugly. Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN #508-512.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4105-1

EXILES ULTIMATE COLLECTION BOOK 2 TPB
Written by JUDD WINICK & CHUCK AUSTEN
Penciled by JIM CALAFIORE, KEV WALKER, CLAYTON HENRY, SKOTTIE YOUNG, TOM MANDRAKE & MIZUKI SAKAKIBARA
Cover by MIKE MCKONE
Six strangers, each an X-Man from a different reality — brought together to ensure that life as we know it doesn’t cease to exist! They have become unhinged from time. They are heroes from different realities whose own timelines have become compromised. The lives they once knew are gone. To return to their worlds, they must travel together from one alternate universe to another, each time completing a mission to set right what went wrong. They have found love, experienced danger and formed friendships. Their lives are unpredictable. No one can say where their next mission will take them. They are the Exiles, and this is their fate. Now, relive their quest to fix the kinks in the chains of reality, collected across six titanic trade paperbacks! Collecting EXILES #20-37 and X-MEN UNLIMITED #41.
448 PGS./Rated A …$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3888-4
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$34.99 (978-0-7851-3887-7)

ULTIMATE X-MEN ULTIMATE COLLECTION BOOK 3 TPB
Written by MARK MILLAR
Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO, BEN LAI, RAY LAI, DAVID FINCH & ADAM KUBERT
All New Cover by TBD
The Ultimates vs. the Ultimate X-Men: the battle begins. When the X-Men do the worst thing they could to humanity, the government orders Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the rest of the Ultimates to bring them down. A small but lethal army, the Ultimates were created to face these and other newly risen threats to mankind. But the X-Men’s founder, Professor X, hasn’t been training his students for nothing — and the young mutants just might take out the Ultimates first. Next, with the X-Men still licking their wounds from their battle with the Ultimates, can Professor Xavier’s mutant team possibly survive the return of their most powerful foe? Witness the return of Magneto! Collecting ULTIMATE WAR #1-4 and ULTIMATE X-MEN #26-33.
312 PGS./Rated A …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4187-7
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ULTIMATE X-MEN ULTIMATE COLLECTION BOOK 1 $24.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2187-0)
ULTIMATE X-MEN ULTIMATE COLLECTION BOOK 2 $24.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2856-5)

GHOST RIDER: THE LAST STAND TPB
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by TAN ENG HUAT
Cover by MARC SILVERSTRI
Yes, true believer, the rumors are true… Danny Ketch is back! But whose side is the former Ghost Rider on, and what familiar faces has he brought with him to the party? And who just got shot in the head with a hellfire shotgun? For those answers, plus more than your daily-recommended dose of supernatural action, don’t miss the team-up you never imagined and the showdown that had to happen! Collecting GHOST RIDER #26-32.
168 PGS./Parental Advisory …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3175-5
FOC – 7/9, On-Sale 07/29/2009

ETERNALS: MANIFEST DESTINY TPB
Written by CHARLES KNAUF, DANIEL KNAUF & FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by ERIC NGUYEN & PASCAL ALIXE
Cover by ERIC NGUYEN
Ikaris makes a huge move as the next saga in our cosmic adventure begins! As the drastically approaching Horde legion moves ever closer to Earth, Druig and Ikaris’ ageless hatred towards one another finally explodes! Pacts are broken, alliances are shaped, lines are drawn, and Eternal blood will flow on the Marvel landscape! Don’t miss it, dear reader, as the goldern-haired Eternal breaks from the pact to become a star! Guest-starring the X-Men! Plus: when the Eternals are dispatched to investigate strange goings on in Madripoor, they arrive to discover a threat to all of humanity that could render the Horde’s impending arrival of no consequence! Collecting ETERNALS #7-9 and ETERNALS ANNUAL #1.
104 PGS./Rated T+ …$12.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2979-0
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$24.99 (978-0-7851-2978-3)

SQUADRON SUPREME: BRIGHT SHINING LIES TPB
Written by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Penciled by MARCO CHECCHETTO
Cover by MIKE DEODATO
America—devastated in a war of superhumans, abandoned by her greatest heroes…and rebuilt by Nick Fury. After last volume’s shocking ending, the master manipulator will face a few old friends—friends who have some interesting ideas about the world of tomorrow. But does Fury have a place in it? Join writer Howard Chaykin as he welcomes superstar-in-the-making Marco Checchetto as the Squadron enters a bold new era! Collecting SQUADRON SUPREME (2008) #7-12.
144 PGS./Parental Advisory …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3536-4
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$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3284-4)

HEROES RETURN TPB
Written by PETER DAVID, CHRIS CLAREMONT, JOE CASEY, JOE KELLY & FABIAN NICIEZA
Penciled by SALVADOR LARROCA, MIKE MCKONE, MICHAEL RYAN, CHARLIE ADLARD, MATT HALEY & MARK BAGLEY
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
When Onslaught threatened his family and friends, Franklin Richards created a world where they could be reborn! Now, it’s time to return to the real Earth, but must Franklin’s Counter-Earth die in the process? Doctor Doom saves the new world so he can rule it — and where there are villains, new heroes must rise to face them. But which are which? Starring the FF, the Avengers, every hero on Counter-Earth and more! Also featuring its next wave of heroes, the Young Allies and the Remnants! Collecting HEROES REBORN: THE RETURN #1-4; HEROES REBORN: DOOMSDAY, ASHEMA, MASTERS OF EVIL, REBEL, REMNANTS, YOUNG ALLIES and DOOM.
288 PGS./Rated A …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3748-1

WOLVERINE: FLIES TO A SPIDER TPB
Written by MIKE BENSON, JOSEPH L. CLARK, GREGG HURWITZ, VICTOR GISHLER, WILLIAM HARMS & JONATHAN MABERRY
Penciled by ROLAND BOSCHI, DAS PASTORAS, JEROME OPEÑA & TOMM COKER
Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
Collecting five tales of all-out Wolverine action! First, you’ve heard the story before: A beautiful woman picks up a guy in a bar. They have a couple drinks, show each other a good time. And when he wakes up the next morning, the guy finds himself in a bathtub full of ice, with two fewer kidneys than he had the night before. Well, Wolverine’s heard this story too and he ain’t too thrilled by it. Then, someone or something is laying down roadtraps for passing motorists. Is it the work of a serial killer? Or is the entire town in on the crime? The only way for Logan to know for sure is to offer himself as bait. Next, see Wolverine at his fiercest as he meets the Road Dawgs, the meanest, nastiest, most jacked-up bike gang you could ever encounter. Plus, Wolverine heads to Vegas. In a place where anyone will wager on anything, it’s no wonder that Logan finds himself in a game of Russian Roulette surrounded by rowdy Russian mobsters. Finally, in “The Anniversary,” it’s terror at thirty-thousand feet! As Logan heads to Japan for the anniversary of Mariko’s death, his 747 is suddenly seized by a group of terrorists who plan on blowing up the craft over downtown Honolulu! Collecting WOLVERINE: CHOP SHOP, WOLVERINE: SWITCHBACK, WOLVERINE HOLIDAY SPECIAL: FLIES TO A SPIDER, WOLVERINE REVOLVER & WOLVERINE: THE ANNIVERSARY.
144 PGS./Parental Advisory …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3569-2

WOLVERINE FIRST CLASS: NINJAS, GODS AND DIVAS TPB
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by RONAN CLIQUET, SCOTT KOBLISH & GURIHIRU
Cover by DENNIS CALERO
Kitty Pryde usually likes museums, but wouldn’t you know it…the art gallery that Wolverine’s taken her to is run by the evil HAND (they’re Ninja types), which means that DAREDEVIL & ELEKTRA can’t be too far away from the action. Then, Kitty Pryde’s got a crush, and she’s depending on Wolvie to help her get the hook-up. But what can she really expect him to do when that crush is THOR? Also, find out what happens when you cross an enraged feral fighting machine with a shiny roller-skating diva. Plus: Wolverine and the Power kids go on a special Halloween night adventure! Collecting WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #13-16 and X-MEN AND POWER PACK #1.
120 PGS./Rated A …$12.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3535-7

MARVEL BROMANCE TPB
Written by J.M. DEMATTEIS, STAN LEE, ROGER STERN, MARY JO DUFFY, CHRIS CLAREMONT, LEN WEIN, FABIAN NICIEZA, BOB LAYTON, DAVID MICHELINIE, CHRISTOPHER PRIEST & BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH
Penciled by KERRY GAMMILL, GENE COLAN, MARK BAGLEY, JOHN BOLTON, JOHN BUSCEMA, PATRICK ZIRCHER, MARK BRIGHT, SAL VELLUTO, JACK KIRBY & BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH
All New Cover by TBA
If This Be Bromance–! Marvel’s greatest buddies take the spotlight in this one-of-a-kind collection, and it’s male bonding like you’ve never seen — as Cable and Deadpool swap stories, Wonder Man and the Beast share a plane ride, Spidey and the Human Torch battle back-to-back, Wolverine makes a bet with Nightcrawler, Black Panther and Everett Ross lay their feelings on the line…and the Warriors Three set sail for fun! Plus: Captain America and the Falcon, Iron Man and Jim Rhodes, and more! Be here as Marvel says, “I love you, man!” Collecting MARVEL TEAM-UP #121, CAPTAIN AMERICA #126, AVENGERS TWO: WONDER MAN & THE BEAST #1, POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #79, CLASSIC X-MEN #4, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #30, CABLE & DEADPOOL #19, IRON MAN #216, BLACK PANTHER #25, TALES OF SUSPENSE #78 and MARVEL FANFARE #15.
224 PGS./Rated A …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4186-0

RUNAWAYS: PRIDE & JOY TPB
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA
Cover by ADRIAN ALPHONA
At some point in their lives, all young people believe their parents are evil…but what if they really are? Meet Alex, Karolina, Gert, Chase, Molly and Nico — whose lives are about to take an unexpected turn. When these six young friends discover their parents are all secretly super-powered villains, the shocked teens find strength in one another. Together, they run away from home and straight into the adventure of their lives — vowing to turn the tables on their evil legacy. Collecting RUNAWAYS #1-6.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3470-1

SPIDER-MAN/MARY JANE: …YOU JUST HIT THE JACKPOT TPB
Written by STAN LEE, KURT BUSIEK, TOM DEFALCO, LOUISE SIMONSON, DAVID MICHELINIE, GERRY CONWAY & J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA, PAT OLLIFFE, RON FRENZ, MARY WILSHIRE, JOHN ROMITA JR., ALEX SAVIUK & TODD MCFARLANE
Cover by JOHN ROMITA
Fans know her as Spider-Man’s girlfriend, wife and confidante — but Mary Jane Watson won’t stand in ANYONE’S shadow! This red-headed knockout has plenty of her own stories to tell! Learn about MJ’s tragic upbringing; and witness her reconcile with her family by making the hardest decisions she ever made, stand up to an obsessed stalker and fight for her life against a madman who thinks SHE’S Spider-Man! Plus: When did she learn Spider-Man’s secret identity? What did they do on their first date? And how tightly do her and Peter’s lives entwine? Get the full scoop here, Tiger! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #43, #259, #291-292, #309 and Annual #19; UNTOLD TALES OF SPIDER-MAN #16; the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: PARALLEL LIVES Graphic Novel; and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) #50.
272 PGS./Rated A …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4185-3

PUNISHER: FRANK CASTLE MAX – SIX HOURS TO KILL TPB
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Penciled by MICHEL LACOMBE
Cover by MICHEL LACOMBE
The Punisher always knew he’d die on the job. But he didn’t know he’d have an expiration date. After busting up a slave ring in downtown Philadelphia, Frank Castle has been tricked, trapped, gassed, strapped to a table and injected with a serum that will turn him into a 220-pound corpse by dawn — six hours from now. The people who grabbed him want him to do a simple little job and then they’ll give him the antidote — simple, right? Guess again. The Punisher is nobody’s errand boy. There’s only one thing he wants to do before he dies: Take as many bastards as he can with him. Plus: there’s nothing like fishing with friends, especially when you’re about to launch the biggest criminal deal of your careers. On the high seas, life is sweet. That is, until your engine explodes. And your boat sinks. And there’s no food or water. And the puking starts. And the backstabbing begins. And the only life preserver is in the hands of a man who wears a black shirt with a skull on it! Collecting PUNISHER: FRANK CASTLE MAX #66-70 and PUNISHER: FORCE OF NATURE.
144 PGS./Explicit Content …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3182-3

PUNISHER: WAR ZONE TPB
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by STEVE DILLON
Covers by STEVE DILLON
She’s back and she wants payback. Ma Gnucci. Eighty-five pounds of hairless, armless, legless, supposed-to-be-dead evil. And that’s not the end of Frank Castle’s problems! It would appear that someone else Frank put six feet under is alive and kicking — and wants dibs on the Punisher. Enter: Elite. The seminal creative team of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon reunites for a special sequel to their legendary story arc, “Welcome Back, Frank,” the latest offering from the red-hot Marvel Knights line! PUNISHER: WAR ZONE #1-6.
144 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3260-8

NYX: NO WAY HOME TPB
Written by MARJORIE LIU
Penciled by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
Cover by ALINA URUSOV
Kiden Nixon is a survivor. She survived the murder of her police officer father, the discovery of her latent mutant powers, even a stint living homeless on the mean streets of New York City. And at 16, she has finally managed to settle into a happy life. But she discovers the home she built herself is a house of cards when she returns to her apartment to find the place trashed, the walls covered with blood and her mentor Cameron Palmer missing. Fearing for their lives, Kiden flees with her roommates: Bobby Soul, an ex-gangster with the ability to inhabit people’s minds; Tatiana, a runaway with unusual transformative abilities; and the autistic Lil’ Bro. Kiden is desperate to rescue Cameron — but when it becomes clear she’s being framed for the disappearance, she finds herself in the crosshairs of the police and S.H.I.E.L.D. Now, Kiden is back to where she started: on the streets and on the run. Collecting NYX: NO WAY HOME #1-6.
184 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2832-8

ESSENTIAL MARVEL TEAM-UP VOL. 3 TPB
Written by GERRY CONWAY, BILL MANTLO, CHRIS CLAREMONT, BILL KUNKEL, GARY FRIEDRICH, BONNIE WILFORD, RALPH MACCHIO & JOHN WARNER
Penciled by SAL BUSCEMA, MIKE ESPOSITO, DAVE HUNT, JOHN BYRNE, PABLO MARCOS, DAVE COCKRUM, DAVID WENZEL, JIM MOONEY, KERRY GAMMILL, DON PERLIN, HOWARD CHAYKIN, J. ACLIN, JUAN ORTIZ, JOSE ORTIZ, MIKE VOSBURG, ALAN KUPPERBERG & JACK ABEL
Cover by JOHN BYRNE
The Man-Thing’s Swamp, Murderworld and the Moon are only a few battlefields on Spider-Man’s agenda when he teams up with X-Men old and new, the entire original Avengers lineup and more! Daredevil and the Black Widow! Power Man and Iron Fist! Captain America and the Falcon! Captain Britain, Doctor Strange and Ms. Marvel! Opposed by such enemies as the Owl, the Super-Skrull, and more miscreants who remain deadly to this day! Plus: Spider-favorites Electro and Kraven the Hunter and the first appearance of X-adversary extraordinaire Arcade! Collecting MARVEL TEAM-UP #52-73, #75 and ANNUAL #1
480 PGS./All Ages …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3068-0
THESE ESSENTIAL MARVEL TEAM-UP TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!
ESSENTIAL MARVEL TEAM-UP VOL. 1…$14.95 (0-7851-0828-9)
ESSENTIAL MARVEL TEAM-UP VOL. 2…$16.99 (0-7851-2163-3)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN/MARY JANE POSTER
24×36…$8.99
Final Order Cutoff 7/22, On-Sale 8/19/09

THE MARVELS PROJECT POSTER
24×36…$8.99
Final Order Cutoff 7/8, On-Sale 8/5/09

SECRET INVASION CHRONICLES #6
MIGHTY AVENGERS #14, MIGHTY AVENGERS #16, SECRET INVASION #4
72 PGS./Rated T+ …$5.99

MARVEL: YOUR UNIVERSE #7
AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #2, NOVA#7, INCREDIBLE HERCULES #113, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1, X-MEN: LEGACY #214
128 PGS./Rated T+ …$5.99

MARVEL PREVIEWS #71
Each issue of MARVEL PREVIEWS is a comic-book-sized, 120-page, glossy full-color guide to all of Marvel’s upcoming releases! Marvel Previews also includes special previews of upcoming or sold-out projects.
120 PGS./RATED T+…JUST $1.25!
(or free with a purchase of Diamond’s Previews!)
IN STORES 06/24/2009

Product Updates from Previous Previews

Previews #68

*AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #597 (APR090450, $2.99, FOC 5/21/09) will have pencils by
Marco Chechetto, not the originally solicited Phil Jimenez and Paulo Siqueira.
*AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #7 (APR090448, $4.99, FOC 5/21/09) will be 64 pages,
not 54 as originally solicited.
*DARK REIGN HOOD #2 (OF 5) DKR (APR090473, $3.99, FOC 06/04/09) will be Parental
Advisory, not T+ as originally solicited.
*DARK TOWER THE FALL OF GILEAD #2 (OF 6) & variants (APR090424-6, $3.99, FOC
05/28/09) will be 40 pages, not the originally solicited 48 pages.
*NEW AVENGERS #54 (APR090457, $3.99, FOC 06/04/09) will have art by Billy Tan, not
Chris Bachalo as originally solicited.
*SKRULL KILL KREW #3 (OF 5) COW VAR (APR090478, $3.99, FOC 05/28/09) will have
cover art by Eric Basaldua. It was originally solicited as TBA.
*THUNDERBOLTS #133 (APR090471, $2.99, FOC 06/04/09) will have art by Miguel Angel
Sepulveda, not Roberto De La Torre as originally solicited.
*TIMESTORM 2009/2099 X-MEN (APR090514, $3.99, FOC 06/04/09) will have art by Frazer
Irving, not Wesley Craig as originally solicited.
*WAR MACHINE #7 (APR090515, $2.99, FOC 5/28/09) will have pencils by Leonardo Manco
and Mahmud Asrar. The artist was solicited as TBA.
*WAR OF KINGS SAVAGE WORLD OF SKAAR (APR090524, $3.99, FOC 05/21/09) will have
art by Graham Nolan and Reilly Brown, not Clayton Henry as originally solicited.

Previews #69

*DARK AVENGERS #7 DAX (MAY090447, $3.99, FOC 06/25/09) will have art by Luke Ross,
not the originally solicited Mike Deodato
*DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #1 (MAY090544, $3.99, FOC 06/11/09) will have it’s
bonus reprint material changed to Deadpool #4 (1997), from the originally solicited reprint of
New Mutants #98.
*SON OF HULK #13 (MAY090520, $2.99, FOC 07/09/09) will have art by Andres Guinaldo, not
Dan Panosian as originally solicited.
*TERROR INC APOCALYPSE SOON #4 (OF 5) (MR) (MAY090557, $3.99, FOC 06/18/09) will
have 40 pages total and be $4.99, not the originally solicited 32 pages and $3.99. Issue #4 is the
last issue of the series. This had previously been solicited as a 5 issue mini-series.

Misc

*DARK AVENGERS #*SPIDER-WOMAN #1 & #2 (FEB092519 & MAR092554) have been
cancelled and will be resolicited at a later date.
*HALO CHRONICLES #1 & #2 (MAR092490 & APR090423) have been cancelled.

Confused about the size of the different collection formats?
Below are the sizes in order of increasing dimensions:

Digest: 5-1/8 x 7-13/16 inches
GN-Trade Paperbacks and GN-Hardcovers: 5-3/4 x 8-7/8 inches
Essentials: 6-5/8 x 10 inches
Premiere Hardcovers and Trade Paperbacks: 6-5/8 x 10-3/16 inches
Masterworks: 7 x 10 inches
Oversized Hardcovers & Omnibus: 7-1/4 x 10-7/8 inches

Retailers please note the solicits in this Previews Catalog are subject to change and notice of any change will be listed in the following places for retailers: Diamond Dateline, Marvel Mailer, and/or Diamond Daily and that we’ll do everything possible to keep a weekly updated listing of these changes posted for retailers on the Diamond retailer site.

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Marvel Noise Episode 78

punisher5stdThe pain of rambling is eased by Pat’s new releases, a call from Carlos, and a history lesson from Tom.

Titles mentioned include Dark Reign: Elektra, Kick-Ass, Wolverine: The Anniversary, Amazing Spider-Man: Extra, and Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk.

Discuss this episode on the form.

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Shipping May 20, 2009:

Agents Of Atlas Vol 2 #5 Incentive Ed McGuinness Variant Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) – [PI]
Agents Of Atlas Vol 2 #5 Regular Billy Tan Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
All-New Savage She-Hulk #1 2nd Ptg Peter Vale Variant Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) $3.99
Amazing Spider-Man Family #6 $4.99
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #594 $2.99
Black Panther Who Is The Black Panther TP New Printing $19.99
Captain America Vol 5 #50 $3.99
Dark Reign Fantastic Four #3 $2.99
Fantastic Force Vol 2 #2 $2.99
Fantastic Four Vol 3 #566 $2.99
Hulk Vol 2 #12 Incentive Arthur Adams Wraparound Variant Cover – [PI]
Hulk Vol 2 #12 Regular Defenders Cover $3.99
Hulk Vol 2 #12 Regular Offenders Cover $3.99
Hulk World War Hulk HC $34.99
Marvel Adventures Avengers #36 $2.99
Marvel Mystery Comics #1 70th Anniversary Special Incentive Marcos Martin Variant Cover – [PI]
Marvel Mystery Comics #1 70th Anniversary Special Regular Paolo Rivera Cover $3.99
Marvel Triple Action #2 $5.99
NYX No Way Home HC Book Market Edition $24.99
NYX No Way Home HC Direct Market Edition $24.99
Planet Skaar Prologue $3.99
Punisher Vol 7 #5 Target Green Goblin Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
Punisher Vol 7 #5 Target The Hood Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
Punisher War Journal Vol 5 Secret Invasion TP Book Market Punisher War Journal Vol 5 Spine $14.99
Punisher War Journal Vol 5 Secret Invasion TP Direct Market Secret Invasion Punisher War Journal Spine $14.99
Skrull Kill Krew Vol 2 #2 Incentive Tyler Kirkham Top Cow Variant Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) – [PI]
Skrull Kill Krew Vol 2 #2 Regular Tyler Kirkham Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) $3.99
Terror Inc Apocalypse Soon #2 $3.99
Thor By J Michael Straczynski Vol 2 HC $24.99
Thor Visionaries Walter Simonson Vol 2 TP New Printing $29.99
Thunderbolts #132 $2.99
Timestorm 2009-2099 #2 $3.99
Ultimate Galactus Trilogy TP $29.99
Ultimates 3 #5 DF Signed By Jeph Loeb $29.99
Uncanny X-Men #510 Incentive J Scott Campbell Variant Cover – [PI]
Uncanny X-Men #510 Regular Greg Land Cover $2.99
War Of Kings Road To War Of Kings TP $19.99
Wolverine Noir #2 Regular CP Smith Cover $3.99
Wolverine Noir #2 Variant Dennis Calero Cover $3.99
Wolverine Weapon X #2 Marko Djurdjevic Cover $3.99
Wolverine Weapon X #2 Ron Garney Cover $3.99
X-Men Forever Alpha Top Half Cover $4.99
X-Men Forever Alpha Bottom Half Cover $4.99
Young X-Men Vol 2 Book Of Revelations TP $19.99
Ythaq No Escape #2 $5.99

Classic Marvel Figurine Collection:

Classic Marvel Figurine Collection Magazine #90 Adam Warlock $12.00
Classic Marvel Figurine Collection Magazine Man-Thing Special $20.00

Product Updates:

  • While not originally solicited as such, please be advised that Fantastic Force (#1: FEB092535D, $3.99, FOC 04/02/09; #2: MAR092560D, $2.99, FOC 04/30/09; #3: APR090497D, $2.99, FOC 05/28/09) will be a five-issue limited series.
  • Hulk #12 Campbell Variant Edition (MAR092568D, $3.99; FOC 04/30/09) will have a wraparound cover by Arthur Adams, not J. Scott Campbell.
  • Marvel Adventures: Avengers #36 (MAR092577D, $2.99; FOC 04/30/09) will have pencils by Jacopo Camagni, not Matteo Lolli.
  • Planet Skaar: Prologue One-Shot (MAR092571D, $3.99; FOC 04/16/09) will not have eight pages of Director’s Cut extras as originally solicited. Instead, it will have a 30-page story. The solicited page count of 40 pages has not changed.
  • Skrull Kill Krew #2 DKR (MAR092550D, $3.99; FOC 04/16/09) will have cover art by Tyler Kirkham.
  • Thor by J. Michael Straczynski Premiere HC Vol. 2 (MAR092629D, $24.99; FOC 04/09/09) will have 200 pages, not 184 pages.
  • X-Men Forever: Alpha (MAR092607D, $4.99; FOC 04/30/09) will contain an all-new, eight-page story by Chris Claremont & Tom Grummett that was not listed in the original solicitation.

Wolverine #73 Sells Out and Returns with Second Printing!

wolv73__2ndMarvel is pleased to announce that Wolverine #73 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with Wolverine #73 Second Printing Variant!

In the first of two stories which conclude in Wolverine #74, Jason Aaron, who was recently named one of Marvel’s Write Stuff ’09 writers, and artist Adam Kubert deliver a fast-paced story of non-stop action, mysterious women, and evil bad guys, and that’s just one day! In the second story, the fan favorite creative team of Daniel Way and Tommy Lee Edwards prepare for a shocking change by presenting the prelude to the all new ongoing Dark Wolverine! Logan makes his way back to San Francisco, but it isn’t his style to quietly sit around! Don’t miss the powerful interior art of Adam Kubert on the cover of this second printing variant!

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on all Wolverine issues, as the series continues to generate immediate sell-outs. What happens to Logan before the title’s stunning change to Dark Wolverine? Be sure to catch all the carnage and mayhem in Wolverine #73 and #74!

WOLVERINE #73 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (APR098064)
Written by JASON AARON & DANIEL WAY
Penciled by ADAM KUBERT & TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
Cover by ADAM KUBERT
Parental Advisory …$2.99
FOC — 5/28, On-Sale — 6/17/09

WOLVERINE #72 (FEB092578)
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
Parental Advisory…$2.99
On-Sale – 5/28/09

WOLVERINE #74 (MAR092605)
Written by JASON AARON & DANIEL WAY
Penciled by ADAM KUBERT & TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
Parental Advisory …$2.99
FOC – 5/21, On-Sale – 6/10/09

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Read Marvel Comics’ Pride & Prejudice #1 For Free!

Marvel is pleased to announce that fans can now check out the critically acclaimed Pride & Prejudice #1 for free, courtesy of Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited! Click here now to read the entire first issue of this stunning Jane Austen adaptation, as two-time Rita Award-Winner Nancy Butler and acclaimed artist Hugo Petrus present this groundbreaking love story in a way you’ve never seen before! What’re you waiting? Click here now to read Pride & Prejudice #1 for free!

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And don’t miss Pride & Prejudice #2, on-sale tomorrow!

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PRIDE & PREJUDICE #2 (of 5) (MAR092511)
Written by NANCY BUTLER
Penciled by HUGO PETRUS
Cover by DENNIS CALERO
Rated T+ …$3.99
On-Sale—5/13/09!

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