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THOR: DEFINING MOMENTS Concludes JMS’ Historic Run With THOR This September

Thor_DefiningMoments_01_CoverOne of most acclaimed comic runs of the decade concludes this September as award-winning scribe J. Michael Straczynski brings his historic Thor story to a stunning conclusion! Thor: Defining Moments Giant-Size #1, from JMS and Young Guns ‘09 artist Marko Djurdjevic, is an action-packed conclusion to the Eisner-nominated epic that IGN.Com calls “The best Marvel comic on the stands.” As the final curtain falls, will Thor’s closest allies save him from the machinations of Loki? What does Dr Doom have planned? And just who will rule Asgard? JMS delivers the Thor finale that no Marvel fan, new or old, can afford to miss.

“It’s been a terrific run, and a lot of fun,” said JMS. “Warren Simons and Dan Buckley are to be thanked in particular for giving me the room to play and the freedom to just tell stories, a rarity in this business. Creatively, Thor was a high-water experience for me.”

Thor editor Warren Simons added, “We’re extremely proud of the extraordinary work J. Michael Straczynski has completed on Thor over the last two years. Along with Olivier Coipel and Marko Djurdjevic, JMS seamlessly reintroduced Thor and the other Asgardians into the Marvel Universe, returning the God of Thunder to his rightful place as one of Marvel’s greatest icons. From the brilliant set-up of Asgardians living side-by-side with salt-of-the-earth folks in rural Oklahoma, to the current storyline featuring Asgard divided, JMS deftly wove great humor with great action, and the combination has made Thor a critical and commercial success. We couldn’t be happier with his work, and we continue to look forward to working with him in the future.”

This September, JMS will leave your jaws on the floor in Thor: Defining Moments Giant-Size #1, as his award-winning run concludes!

THOR: DEFINING MOMENTS GIANT-SIZE #1 (JUL090554)
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils and Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
RATED T+…$4.99
FOC—9/10/09, On-Sale—9/30/09

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Marvel Reveals Amazing Spider-Man #600 Cover By John Romita Sr

Marvel is proud to unveil the Amazing Spider-Man #600 Romita Variant, from legendary artist John Romita Sr and colored by rising star Marcos Martin.

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600 (MAY090484)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600 ROMITA VARIANT (MAY090485)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600 QUESADA VARIANT (MAY090486)

Written by DAN SLOTT, STAN LEE & THE REST OF SPIDEY’S WEB-HEADS
Pencils by JOHN ROMITA JR., MARCOS MARTIN, MARIO ALBERTI & MORE!
50/50 Wraparound Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
50/50 Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA SR.
Wraparound Variant Cover by JOE QUESADA
All-New/Rated A …$4.99
FOC—7/1/09, On-Sale—7/22/09

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Marvel Noise Episode 84

agentsofatlas7Talk of X-Men Forever and Uncanny X-Men: First Class is joined by Pat’s new releases, Tom’s History Lesson, and Steve’s recap of the year that was 1988.

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Shipping July 1, 2009:

Agents Of Atlas Vol 2 #7 Incentive 70s Decade Variant Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) – [PI]
Agents Of Atlas Vol 2 #7 Regular Leinil Francis Yu Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
Amazing Spider-Man Family #8 $4.99
Astonishing Tales Vol 2 #6 $3.99
Cable Vol 2 #16 $2.99
Captain America Fighting Chance Vol 2 Acceptance TP $19.99
Captain America Poster Book $5.99
Captain America Reborn #1 Incentive John Cassaday Sketch Cover – [PI]
Captain America Reborn #1 Incentive John Cassaday Variant Cover – [PI]
Captain America Reborn #1 Regular Alex Ross Cover $3.99
Captain America Reborn #1 Regular Bryan Hitch Cover $3.99
Daredevil Father TP $19.99
Daredevil Noir #4 Regular Tomm Coker Cover $3.99
Daredevil Noir #4 Variant Dennis Calero Cover $3.99
Deadpool Merc With A Mouth #1 Incentive Ed McGuinness Variant Cover – [PI]
Deadpool Merc With A Mouth #1 Regular Arthur Adams Cover $3.99
Destroyer (Marvel MAX) #4 $3.99
Exiles Vol 4 #4 $2.99
Fantastic Four Vol 3 #568 $2.99
Invincible Iron Man #15 (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
Marvel Divas #1 Incentive 70s Decade Variant Cover – [PI]
Marvel Divas #1 Regular J Scott Campbell Cover $3.99
Marvel Your Universe #6 $5.99
New Avengers #54 Incentive Chris Bachalo Variant Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) – [PI]
Official Index To The Marvel Universe #7 $3.99
Planet Skaar Prologue 2nd Ptg Dan Panosian Variant Cover $3.99
Runaways Rock Zombies HC Book Market Edition $19.99
Runaways Rock Zombies HC Direct Market Edition $19.99
Scourge Of The Gods The Fall #1 Regular Cover $5.99
Scourge Of The Gods The Fall #1 US Variant Cover $5.99
Spider-Man Election Day HC Book Market Barack Obama Cover $29.99
Spider-Man Election Day HC Direct Market Menace Cover $29.99
Trojan War #3 $3.99
Ultimates By Mark Millar & Bryan Hitch Omnibus HC $99.99
Uncanny X-Men #513 Incentive Simone Bianchi Variant Cover (Utopia Part 2) – [PI]
Uncanny X-Men #513 Regular Terry Dodson Cover (Utopia Part 2) $3.99
USA Comics #1 70th Anniversary Special Incentive Marcos Martin Variant Cover – [PI]
USA Comics #1 70th Anniversary Special Regular Clint Langley Cover $3.99
War Of Kings #5 Incentive Mike Choi Variant Cover – [PI]
War Of Kings #5 Regular Brandon Peterson Cover $3.99
Wolverine Vol 3 #72 2nd Ptg Steve McNiven Variant Cover $2.99

Product Updates:

  • Amazing Spider-Man Family #8 (MAY090488D, $4.99; FOC 06/11/09) will be 56 pages, not 64. Also, the solicited Swiney-Girl and Spider-Ma’am stories will be replaced with “Marvel ‘Why Not?’” by Tom Peyer & Stephanie Buscema, and “Walk the Talk”, an 11-page peek into J. Jonah Jameson’s life after his career at the Bugle but before his ascendance to the Mayor’s office, by Joe Casey & Chad Hardin.
  • Captain America: Fighting Chance TP Vol. 2 (MAY090598D, $19.99; FOC 06/11/09) will now be subtitled Acceptance.
  • Reborn (#1: MAY090412-13D; APR098376D; #2: JUN090439D; #3: JUL090458-60D; $3.99 EA.) has been retitled Captain America Reborn.
  • Reborn #1 (Reg.: MAY090412D, Cassaday Var.: MAY090413D, $3.99 ea.; FOC 06/16/09) will run 40 pages, not 32.
  • Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #1 (MAY090544D, $3.99; FOC 06/11/09), originally solicited to contain a bonus reprint of New Mutants #98, will now contain a bonus reprint of Deadpool #4 (1997) instead.
  • Marvel Divas #1 & #1 Variant (MAY090514-5D, $3.99; FOC 06/11/09) was incorrectly listed in the May PREVIEWS Order Form as being part of a five-issue limited series. In fact, the limited series runs four issues, as solicited in Marvel Previews #69.
  • Scourge of Gods: Fall #1 (MR) (MAY090436D, $5.99; FOC 06/11/09) will be 48 pages, not 56.
  • Spider-Man: Election Day Premiere HC (APR090427D, $29.99; FOC 05/07/09) will be 192 pages, not 216 pages.
  • Spider-Man: Election Day Premiere HC (APR090427D, $29.99; FOC 05/07/09) will be 184 pages, not 192.
  • The solicited covers for War of Kings #5 (MAY090529D, $3.99; FOC 06/11/09) and War of Kings #6 (JUN090569D, $3.99; FOC 07/14/09) will be switched so that the cover solicited for issue #5 will now be the cover for issue #6, and vice versa.

Sneak Peeks: Marvel Titles Shipping 7.1.2009 (Part 3)

Courtesy of Marvel here are preview pages for Cable #16, Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #1, Exiles #4 and Uncanny X-Men #513, all scheduled to ship next week (7/1/09).

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CABLE #16
COVER BY: Dave Wilkins
WRITER: Duane Swierczynski
PENCILS: Paul Gulacy
LETTERED BY: VC – Joe Caramagna|Virtual Comicraft

THE STORY:
“WANDERLOST” We open literally one second after the shattering conclusion of “Messiah War,” and Cable’s mission to save mutantkind has never looked more bleak. In fact, you can’t even call it a mission anymore… After all he’s been through, after all he’s survived…now all Cable can do now is pray—pray the heavily-armed killers roaming the deep future can’t match his survival skills. And what is the fate of Hope—the so-called “Mutant Messiah”? Rated T …$2.99

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DEADPOOL: MERC WITH A MOUTH #1
COVER BY: Ed Mcguinness
WRITER: Victor Gischler
PENCILS: Bong Dazo & Arthur Suydam
INKS: Jose Pimentel
COLORED BY: Matt Milla
LETTERED BY: Jeff Eckleberry

THE STORY:
“HEAD TRIP,” Part 1 of 6 It’s the Merc with two mouths! Deadpool travels to the Savage Land to retrieve what might be the deadliest bio-weapon the universe has ever seen. What is this deadly object? Well, Deadpool’s employer is being a little vague about that. Let’s just say when the secret is finally revealed, it’s enough to throw even the Merc with two Mouths for a loop…Oh hell, we can’t keep a secret, it’s the severed-but-still-hungry head of the Marvel Zombies Deadpool! To save the universe, Deadpool must team up with himself to dodge Hydra operatives, dinosaurs, cavemen and zombie cavemen as he attempts to take his not-so-precious cargo back where it came from: the Marvel Zombies Universe. Plus, a bonus reprinting of the first apperanace of Deadpool from New Mutants #98! 48 PGS./New and Reprints/Parental Advisory …$3.99

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EXILES #4
COVER BY: Dave Bullock
WRITER: Jeff Parker
PENCILS: Casey Jones
INKS: Karl Kesel – B
COLORED BY: Tony Washington
LETTERED BY: Simon Bowland

THE STORY:
The latest team of Exiles find themselves on a much more binary Earth than the last, and the Tallus still isn’t being much help. How did Machine Man, Vision and Ultron become the new rulers of America, and what chance do six people have against a nation of Machines? Parental Advisory …$2.99

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UNCANNY X-MEN #513
COVER BY: Terry Dodson
WRITER: Matt Fraction
PENCILS: Terry Dodson
INKS: Rachel Dodson
COLORED BY: Justin Ponsor
LETTERED BY: VC – Joe Caramagna

THE STORY:
“UTOPIA: CHAPTER 2” WHO ARE THE DARK X-MEN? He has his own Avengers team and now Norman Osborn has his own X-Men team. The other shoe has finally dropped and Emma Frost has betrayed Cyclops and the rest of the X-Men. And that’s just one of the huge surprises in “UTOPIA”. Is that Namor? Cloak and Dagger? Professor X?! The thing that you aren’t ready for is that Osborn is right. Rated T …$3.99

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Sneak Peeks: Marvel Titles Shipping 7.1.2009 (Part 2)

Courtesy of Marvel here are preview pages for Daredevil Noir #4, Destroyer #4, Trojan War #3,  USA Comics 70th Anniversary Special, and War of Kings #5, all scheduled to ship next week (7/1/09).

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DAREDEVIL NOIR #4
COVER BY: Tomm Coker
WRITER: Alexander Irvine
PENCILS: Tomm Coker
INKS: Tom Coker
COLORED BY: Daniel Freedman
LETTERED BY: VC – Joe Caramagna
THE STORY:
“LIAR’S POKER,” PART 1 The latest addition to Marvel’s red-hot Noir line offers a unique spin on the Man Without Fear! Prohibition-era Hell’s Kitchen is Kingpin territory, and until now, his only problem has been the masked vigilante known as Daredevil. When gangster Orville Halloran arrives on the scene, fresh from a stretch in Sing Sing and eager to stretch his wings, Hell’s about to get hotter. For P.I. Foggy Nelson and his loyal assistant Matt Murdock, it all starts when a desperate woman comes to their office with an irresistible story about her and Halloran. To Foggy, she’s a client — to Murdock, she’s enough to make Halloran Daredevil’s next target. But Murdock is about to find out that half-truths are poison truths, and that the Kitchen is full of history that will put him on a collision course with both the old Kingpin and the man who wants to replace him. Parental Advisory …$3.99

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DESTROYER #4
COVER BY: Jason Pearson
WRITER: Robert Kirkman
PENCILS: Cory Walker
INKS: Cory Walker
COLORED BY: Val Staples
LETTERED BY: VC – Cory Petit
THE STORY:
Destroyer at long last comes face to face with the legions of HORDE — and buried deep within their secret base lays a threat like none Destroyer has ever faced before. This issue, the violence gets turned up to awesome. Make sure Destroyer is added to your pull list…or the next villain Destroyer murders could be YOU! Explicit Content …$3.99

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THE TROJAN WAR #3
COVER BY: Dennis Calero
WRITER: Roy Thomas
PENCILS: Miguel Angel Sepulveda
INKS: Jason Martin – A
COLORED BY: Artur Fujita
LETTERED BY: Dave Sharpe
THE STORY:
This is a truly crucial issue as the man whose actions began the greatest conflict of ancient times, Paris, is slain in battle, leaving the woman he adored alone. And the invading Greeks make their most daring attempt to infiltrate the city of Troy and conquer it with—the Trojan Horse! Parental Advisory …$3.99

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USA COMICS 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1
WRITER: John Arcudi
PENCILS: Steve Ellis
INKS: Steve Ellis
COLORED BY: Steve Ellis
LETTERED BY: Dave Sharpe
THE STORY:
Marvel continues its historic anniversary celebration – by unleashing the Mighty Destroyer! Before the Punisher there was another one-man army with a skull on his chest! Travel back with us to the desperate days of World War II, when the mystery-shrouded, merciless man with no face struck at the heart of Nazi Germany, deep behind enemy lines! Who is the Destroyer? What is his secret mission? And what does he want with a heavily defended train…and the simple journalist who rides in it? Find out as writer John Arcudi (B.P.R.D.) and artist Steve Ellis (High Moon) unite to shine a cold, hard light on the unstoppable weapon of vengeance! Plus: A classic Mighty Destroyer reprint from ALL WINNERS #3! New & Reprints/Rated A …$3.99

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WAR OF KINGS #5
COVER BY: Brandon Peterson
WRITER: Dan Abnett  & Andy Lanning
PENCILS: Paul Pelletier
INKS: Rick Magyar
COLORED BY: Wil Quintana
LETTERED BY: VC – Joe Caramagna
THE STORY:
The high impact, critically acclaimed sci-fi epic rages towards its explosive climax! Last issue’s jaw-dropping cliffhanger has everyone scrambling! Vulcan’s once unbeatable and vast war machine is grinding to a halt! Black Bolt’s forces are struggling to survive! It’s all coming down to the final clash, king vs. king! But where will the other power players place their loyalty, and can anyone imagine a solution as extreme as the one Medusa is proposing? The Universe is about to change forever in what IGN.com calls “a veritable dream for science fiction/fantasy fans…War of Kings is event comics done right.” Rated T …$3.99

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Sneak Peeks: Marvel Titles Shipping 7.1.2009 (Part 1)

Courtesy of Marvel here are preview pages for Agents of Atlas #7, Amazing Spider-Man Family #8, Fantastic Four #568,  Invincible Iron Man #15, and Marvel Divas #1, all scheduled to ship next week (7/1/09).

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AGENTS OF ATLAS #7
COVER BY:
Leinil Francis Yu
WRITER: Jeff Parker
PENCILS: Gabriel Hardman & Carlo Pagulayan
INKS: Gabriel Hardman
COLORED BY: Elizabeth Breitweiser & Gabriel Hardman
LETTERED BY: Dave Lanphear & Nate Piekos

THE STORY:
Journey to the Deep!! The Agents and the Sub-Mariner face not only a deadly attack beneath the ocean, but Namor and Namora’s budding relationship is hit with some ugly facts of Atlantean history. Also: what does a Lung Dragon dream? Peer into the most treacherous space imaginable, the ancient and diabolical mind of Mr. Lao! Rated T …$2.99

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #8
COVER BY: Nuno Plati
WRITER: Tom Defalc, Abby Denson & Marc Sumerak
PENCILS: Adam Dekraker, Ron Frenz & Javier Pulido
INKS: Javier Pulido
COLORED BY: Javier Rodriguez
THE STORY:
While the machinations of Norman Osborn’s DARK REIGN have our favorite heroes on the run, what’s life like for the everyday folks of the Marvel Universe? See how the Amazing Spider-Man changed one man’s life – and how this new world order can undo that good in an instant in DARK REFLECTION by Marc Sumerak and Javier Pulido! Meanwhile, over in THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-GIRL, May Parker must contend with threats on all fronts – a conspiracy that’s rocked the foundation of her high school and friends, and keeping tabs on her new “cousin,” April Reilly, the former Spider-Girl Clone! Back in Queens, Aunt May takes one last adventure as The AMAZING SPIDER MA’AM! And finally, May Porker, the SPECTACULAR SWINEY-GIRL faces down her deadliest threat yet in part two of CRAYFIN’S LAST BUNT! Rated A …$4.99

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FANTASTIC FOUR #568
COVER BY: Bryan Hitch
WRITER: Joe Ahearne & Mark Millar
PENCILS: Bryan Hitch
COLORED BY: Paul Mounts
LETTERED BY: Rus Wooton

THE STORY:
The penultimate chapter of THE MASTER OF DOOM, as Reed Richards is offered a Solomon’s choice by the triumphant Marquis of Death! Rated A …$2.99

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INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #15
COVER BY: Salvador Larroca
WRITER: Matt Fraction
PENCILS: Salvador Larroca
INKS: Salvador Larroca
COLORED BY: Frank D’Armata
LETTERED BY: VC – Joe Caramagna

THE STORY:
Eisner nominee for Best New Series! Tony’s on the run and turns to an old foe for friendship. Maria Hill is out of her mind on hunting her prey in the streets of New York City. And Pepper Potts flies in the face of Norman Osborn and all the horrible things he stands for. Oh, but don’t fret for Norman, dear readers — he’s got some more horrible things up his sleeve that Tony and the gang won’t even see coming. Guest stars and gut shots galore! Rated A …$2.99

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MARVEL DIVAS #1
COVER BY: J. Scott Campbell
WRITER: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
PENCILS: Tonci Zonjic
INKS: Tonci Zonjic
COLORED BY: Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic

THE STORY:
Diva (dee-vah), noun: An unusually glamorous and powerful woman. See: Patsy “Hellcat” Walker; Felicia “Black Cat” Hardy; Angelica “Firestar” Jones; and Monica “Photon” Rambeau. What happens when you take four of the Marvel Universe’s most fabulous single girls and throw them together, adding liberal amounts of suds and drama? You get the sassiest, sexiest, soapiest series to come out of the House of Ideas since Millie the Model! Romance, action, ex-boyfriends, and a last page that changes everything! Let your inner divas out with this one, fellas, you won’t regret it! Parental Advisory …$3.99

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Marvel Noise Episode 83

drsinspi1Only flying with one co-pilot this week (thanks for the voicemail, Carlos!), the host chats up a title or two, a couple movies, and runs down the new releases.  Maybe it’s not as painful as it sounds.

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Shipping June 24, 2009:

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #598 (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #30 $2.99
Avengers Invaders #12 Incentive Dale Eaglesham Variant Cover – [PI]
Avengers Invaders #12 Regular Alex Ross Cover $2.99
Avengers The Initiative #25 (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
Daredevil Vol 2 #119 $2.99
Dark Avengers #6 Incentive Rafa Sandoval Young Guns Variant Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) – [PI]
Dark Avengers #6 Regular Mike Deodato Jr Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) $3.99
Dark Avengers Uncanny X-Men Utopia #1 Incentive Jae Lee Variant Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In)(Utopia Part 1) – [PI]
Dark Avengers Uncanny X-Men Utopia #1 Incentive Simone Bianchi Variant Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In)(Utopia Part 1) – [PI]
Dark Avengers Uncanny X-Men Utopia #1 Regular Marc Silvestri Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In)(Utopia Part 1) $3.99
Dark Reign Accept Change TP $24.99
Dark Reign Elektra #4 $3.99
Dark Reign Lethal Legion #1 $3.99
Dark Reign Sinister Spider-Man #1 Incentive Mike Deodato Jr Variant Cover – [PI]
Dark Reign Sinister Spider-Man #1 Regular Mike Deodato Jr Cover $3.99
Dark Reign The Hood #2 $3.99
Dark Reign Zodiac #1 $3.99
Dark Wolverine #75 Incentive Marko Djurdjevic Young Guns Variant Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) – [PI]
Dark Wolverine #75 Regular Leinil Francis Yu Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) $3.99
Essential Doctor Strange Vol 4 TP $19.99
Fallen Son Death Of Captain America HC New Edition $29.99
Fantastic Four Giant-Size Adventures #1 $3.99
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 #15 (War Of Kings Tie-In) $2.99
Immortal Iron Fist #27 70th Anniversary Marko Djurdjevic Variant Cover $3.99
Immortal Iron Fist #27 Regular Kaare Andrews Cover $3.99
Immortal Iron Fist By Matt Fraction Ed Brubaker & David Aja Omnibus HC $74.99
Immortal Iron Fist Vol 4 Mortal Iron Fist TP $14.99
Incredible Hercules #130 $2.99
Incredible Hulk Vol 3 #600 Poster $8.99
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #52 $2.99
Marvel Masterworks Fantastic Four Vol 2 TP Book Market Edition $24.99
Marvel Masterworks Fantastic Four Vol 2 TP Direct Market Edition $24.99
Marvel Spotlight Captain America $2.99
Ms Marvel Vol 2 #40 (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
New Avengers #54 Regular Billy Tan Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) $3.99
Nova Vol 4 #26 Incentive 80s Decade Variant Cover (War Of Kings Tie-In) – [PI]
Nova Vol 4 #26 Regular Daniel Acuna Cover (War Of Kings Tie-In) $2.99
NYX Wannabe HC Book Market Edition $24.99
NYX Wannabe HC Direct Market Edition $24.99
Patsy Walker Hellcat TP $16.99
Riftwar #1 $3.99
Runaways Vol 3 #11 $2.99
Secret Invasion Chronicles #4 $5.99
Secret Warriors #5 (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
Skaar Son Of Hulk #12 Incentive Ed McGuinness Black And White Wraparound Cover – [PI]
Skaar Son Of Hulk #12 Incentive Ed McGuinness Color Wraparound Variant Cover – [PI]
Skaar Son Of Hulk #12 Regular Hulk Cover $3.99
Skaar Son Of Hulk #12 Regular Skaar Cover $3.99
Squadron Supreme Vol 3 #12 $2.99
Terror Inc Apocalypse Soon #3 $3.99
Thor Visionaries Walter Simonson Vol 3 TP New Printing $29.99
Thor Vol 3 #602 $3.99
Thunderbolts #133 (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
Timestorm 2009-2099 X-Men $3.99
Uncanny X-Men #512 Incentive 80s Decade Variant Cover – [PI]
Uncanny X-Men #512 Regular Yanick Paquette Cover $3.99
Venom Dark Origin TP $14.99
Wolverine First Class #16 $2.99
Wolverine Magazine #2 $6.99
Wolverine Noir #3 Regular CP Smith Cover $3.99
Wolverine Noir #3 Variant Dennis Calero Cover $3.99
Wolverine Weapon X #3 Ron Garney Cover $3.99
Wolverine Weapon X #3 Salvador Larroca Cover $3.99
X-Factor Vol 3 #45 $2.99
X-Force Vol 3 #16 Clayton Crain Cover (Messiah War Part 7) $2.99
X-Force Vol 3 #16 Kaare Andrews Cover (Messiah War Part 7) $2.99
X-Men Forever Vol 2 #2 $3.99
X-Men Spider-Man HC $19.99
Ythaq No Escape #3 $5.99

Classic Marvel Figurine Collection:

Classic Marvel Figurine Collection Magazine #88 Absorbing Man $12.00
Classic Marvel Figurine Collection Magazine #92 Bishop $12.00
Classic Marvel Figurine Collection Magazine #95 Impossible Man $12.00

(Due to how Diamond Operates – You may get #91 Shocker, #93 Valkyrie, and #94 Mandarin also.)

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.
  • Dark Reign: Sinister Spider-Man #1 DKR (APR090475D, $3.99) will now carry the cover that was originally solicited as the cover for issue #2.
  • Dark Reign: Sinister Spider-Man #1 (APR090475D, $3.99; FOC 05/14/09) will have art by Chris Bachalo, not Barry Kitson.
  • Immortal Iron Fist by Fraction & Brubaker Omnibus HC (JAN092560D, $74.99; FOC 02/05/09) has been retitled Immortal Iron Fist by Fraction, Brubaker & Aja Omnibus HC.
  • Immortal Iron Fist: Fraction/Brubaker/Aja Omnibus HC (JAN092560D, $74.99; FOC 02/5/09) will be 560 pages, not 500 pages.
  • Patsy Walker: Hellcat TP DM Ed. (APR090595D, $16.99; FOC 05/07/09) is written by Kathryn Immonen, not Stuart Immonen.
  • Riftwar #1 (MAR092491D, $3.99), #2 (APR090439D, $3.99; FOC 06/04/09), & #3 (MAY090429D, $3.99; FOC 07/02/09) will carry a T+ rating, not a Parental Advisory.
  • Skaar, Son of Hulk #12 (APR090512D, $3.99) will have art by Rodney Buchemi, not Ron Lim & Dan Panosian.
  • Squadron Supreme 2 #12 (APR090517D, $2.99) will have art by Kevin Sharpe, not Marco Checchetto.
  • Thunderbolts #133 (APR090471D, $2.99; FOC 06/04/09) will have art by Miguel Angel Sepulveda, not Roberto De La Torre.
  • Timestorm 2009/2099 X-Men (APR090514D, $3.99; FOC 06/04/09) will have art by Frazer Irving, not Wesley Craig.

Advance Solicitations: September, 2009

Courtesy of Marvel, here are the cover images and solicitations for items shipping in September, 2009.

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Click here or on the above image for the cover gallery.

HALO: HELLJUMPER #3 (of 5)
Written by PETER DAVID
Pencils & Cover by ERIC NGUYEN
Mysteries deepen as the Helljumpers’ investigation of the curious events at the Space Colony Ariel continues. Cut off from the rest of their company, Dutch and Romeo must use every ounce of skill and strength to stay alive. But earth-shaking events–both physical and personal–will truly test the mettle of these two brothers-in-arms.
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/17 & Up …$3.99

REBORN #3 (of 5)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Art by BRYAN HITCH & BUTCH GUICE
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
Variant Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Variant Cover by TBA
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
not final cover. solicit to be revealed soon.

THE MARVELS PROJECT #2 (of 8)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils by STEVE EPTING
Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
Variant Cover by STEVE EPTING
Variant Cover by GERALD PAREL
The award-winning and best-selling team of Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting bring you CHAPTER TWO in this definitive tale of the origins of the Marvel heroes. As 1940 hits the world is already changing — The Human Torch is on the run, The Angel makes his masked debut, The Sub-Mariner stalks the surface-worlders who have targeted his people — and a young soldier named Nick Fury saves a German scientist from the Nazis and leads him to the USA. The battle-lines drawn in this race to create superhuman weapons of mass destruction still reverberate today in the Marvel Universe — as this epic espionage thriller continues to unfold and reveal new twists!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK TOWER: THE FALL OF GILEAD #5 (of 5)
Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH
Pencils & Cover by RICHARD ISANOVE
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
Sketch Variant by RICHARD ISANOVE
Farson’s men have arrived! Every man and boy over the age of eleven is armed and prepared for battle. The women and children hide themselves deep within the city. And while the war rages, an injured Steven Deschain fights his way home through the wreckage with a singular determination…all in hopes of saving his imprisoned son Roland. It’s the penultimate chapter of Stephen King’s magnum opus that will change the world of Dark Tower forever!
40 PGS./CardStock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99
©2009 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

THE TORCH #1 (of 8)
Written by MIKE CAREY & ALEX ROSS
Penciled by PATRICK BERKENKOTTER
Cover by ALEX ROSS
The Soul of an Old Machine, part 1. The Torch is dead – buried with full military honors. But what does death mean for an artificial man? The Mad Thinker is determined to find out, with the reluctant help of the Torch’s best and oldest friend – Tom (Toro) Raymond.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #9
Written by VARIOUS
Continuing the chronicle of the Marvel Universe, starting with Spider-Man (from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #385 on), Iron Man (from IRON MAN #315 on) and the X-Men (from UNCANNY X-MEN #364 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

MARVEL MYSTERY HANDBOOK: 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Written by MICHAEL HOSKIN, RONALD BYRD, ANTHONY FLAMINI, STUART VANDAL, KEVIN GARCIA, JACOB ROUGEMONT, DAVID WILTFONG & SEAN MCQUAID
Cover by MITCH BREITWEISER
As the Marvel Universe celebrates 70 years of the world’s greatest comics, journey back to where it all began — OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE style! Featuring the greatest characters of Marvel’s first year — a year that not only gave us the Sub-Mariner, the Human Torch, the Angel and Ka-Zar, but also THE TWELVE’s Black Widow, Phantom Bullet, Electro, Mister E, Dynamic Man, Phantom Reporter, Fiery Mask, Master Mind Excello and Laughing Mask! Also featuring a host of oddities from Fletcher Hanks’ Whirlwind Carter to Taxi Taylor! Plus: an introduction by Timely comics scholar Dr. Michael J. Vassallo!
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

MS. MARVEL #45 70th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by SANA TAKEDA
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

PUNISHER NOIR #2 (of 4)
Written by FRANK TIERI
Penciled by PAUL AZACETA
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
Variant Cover by DENNIS CALERO
Frank Castle has come face to face with the evil that men do, in the trench warfare of the muddy battlefields of World War I. He’s come home only to see his city carved up amongst the mob families, as the power of organized crime syndicates rise up to challenge that of the government. In reaction to the Punisher’s War on Crime, two hitmen are dispatched to deal with him permanently: a killer whose face is a roadmap of hell, and the biggest, meanest mountain of muscle ever to come from the streets of Harlem. With Jigsaw and Barracuda on the scene, “paint the town red” will take on a whole new meaning.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

LUKE CAGE NOIR #2 (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 2
Less than 48 hours out of the joint, and Luke Cage is a busy man, investigating the mysterious deaths of two women: the wife of a Park Avenue Mug with more than a few secrets, and Cage’s own true love, Josephine Ball. Are the two murders related? Only one thing’s for sure: All roads go through Cage’s old nemesis – the Albino gangster known as Tombstone.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ENDER’S GAME: COMMAND SCHOOL #1 (of 5)
Creative Director ORSON SCOTT CARD
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
The second volume of New York Times bestseller Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi epic begins! Ender Wiggin may be the only hope that humanity has against an alien race that threatens Earth with annihilation. He’s been given his own army, and now commands 40 soldiers in a series of war games in preparation for invasion… and he’s only nine years old. The classic sci-fi story heads to its incredible conclusion as Ender takes control of Dragon Army. But Ender is quickly realizing that the aliens may not be his true enemy in Battle School… his TEACHERS are.
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory …$3.99

ENDER’S SHADOW: COMMAND SCHOOL #1 (of 5)
Creative Director ORSON SCOTT CARD
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
Cover by TIMOTHY GREEN II
The companion series to New York Times bestseller Orson Scott Card’s award-winning novel Ender’s Game returns! With time running out for the human race, Bean is assigned to Dragon army under the command of the legendary Ender Wiggin. But their relationship is a bruising clash of egos and agendas from the start – and it only gets worse when Dragon face their first battle.
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory …$3.99

CROSSFIRE #2 (of 3)
Written by JEAN-LUC SALA
Penciled by PIERRE-MONY CHAN
Cover by PIERRE-MONY CHAN
Cardinal Marchesi’s cell of secret Vatican operatives is about to obtain a document that could shake the very foundation of the Catholic Church. The mission turns into a massacre and investigator Sofia d’Agostino and her bodyguard, an aging mafia hit man, find themselves face to face with a commando linked to an occult branch of the Vatican. They’ve unwittingly joined the thousand-year-old fight to save Faith — a war that has been on hold since the disappearance of the Order of the Temple … Until now.
48 PGS./Mature …$5.99

SCOURGE OF THE GODS – THE FALL 3 (of 3)
Written by VALERIE MANGIN
Pencils & Cover by ALEKSA GAJIC
Can even the God themselves control their destiny when everything seems to prove that their lives are a tragedy written thousands of years ago that is now replaying itself on a cosmic scale? In the final issue of this epic series, the final confrontation between gods will reveal everything about the grand scope of the plot to destroy the galactic Roman empire.
48 PGS./Mature …$5.99

ULTIMATE COMICS ARMOR WARS #1 (of 4)
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Penciled by STEVE KURTH
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Villain Variant by CARLOS PACHECO
Special Variant by TBA
Exploding from the ruins of ULTIMATUM, Tony Stark races against time to save his crippled corporation and stop the theft of his armored arsenal! Superstar writer WARREN ELLIS (ULTIMATE HUMAN) teams up with rising talent STEVE KURTH (IRON MAN) to bring you a globe-spanning, high-octane thriller with a blast from Tony’s past that you’ve gotta see to believe!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #2
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
All the shocking revelations from the first issue come to bloom in this pulse-pounding second chapter!! Who is the Shroud!!?? Who is Spider-Man?? And who the hell is Mysterio and what did he go and do to the Kingpin?!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #2
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by CARLOS PACHECO
ENTER THE RED SKULL! Reeling over his near-fatal encounter with the Skull, Captain America takes matters into his own hands in pursuit of his terrifying new adversary and his terrorist employers! Meanwhile, Nick Fury reveals the horrifying truth behind the Red Skull and kick-starts Project Avengers in earnest with the arrival of Gregory Stark, Tony’s older, richer and smarter brother! Join MARK MILLAR (ULTIMATES) and CARLOS PACHECO (X-MEN) for the next pulse-pounding issue of the biggest, baddest book of the summer!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #604 & 605
Classified until 6/22/09
ISSUE #604 – 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
ISSUE #605 – 48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #606 & #607
Classified until 6/22/09
32 PGS. (each)/Rated A …$2.99(each)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS: ANTI-VENOM — NEW WAYS TO LIVE #1 (of 3)
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by PAULO SIQUEIRA
Cover by MIRCO PIERFEDERICI
What’s Black, White and Dead all over?!?! From the pages of last year’s best-selling NEW WAYS TO DIE, Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN; NEW MUTANTS) and Paulo Siqueira (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, MS. MARVEL) bring you the story of Eddie Brock, the sallow symbiote known as Anti-Venom! With his life saved by Spider-Man, Eddie is cautiously walking the line between the darkness and light while trying to find his place in a world marked only by gray. The absolute last person he needs to run into is the Punisher. Unfortunately, the Punisher remembers Eddie as a cold-blooded killer, and that is just gonna hurt.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN: THE CLONE SAGA #1 (of 6)
Written by HOWARD MACKIE & TOM DEFALCO
Penciled by TODD NAUCK
Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
You’ve been asking for it…and now it’s here: THE CLONE SAGA!!! Marvel’s most controversial event of all time returns with a vengeance, presenting the Clone Saga as it was originally intended to be told! From the minds behind the crossover that changed comics forever and the artist that introduced Spider-Man to President Obama, it’s six issues of twists and turns that will shock fans old and new alike! Be here as Peter Parker’s worst nightmare begins again…now with an ending you have to see to believe!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK AVENGERS/UNCANNY X-MEN: EXODUS
Written by MATT FRACTION
Penciled by MIKE DEODATO
Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
The climactic conclusion to the crossover event of 2009 is here! This is it, the final battle for the Dark Avengers and the X-Men that will change the status quo for the Marvel Universe. Emma Frost’s betrayal comes home to roost. Cyclops’ plan clicks into place, but is it too late? What can the X-Men do against the Sentry and Ares?
48 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK X-MEN: THE CONFESSION
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Penciled by TBA
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
Emma Frost’s secret dealings with the Cabal come to light and her life will never be the same.
…CLASSIFIED…
48 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK AVENGERS #9
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO
Poor Marvel Boy… he had no idea how sinister a gang the Dark Avengers actually is. And now he is running for his life. And poor Ares, he has no idea where his son goes while he is off being an Avenger. And now he is going to find out. And when he does… there will be hell to play. Guest-starring Nick Fury and the Secret Warriors. Oh, you heard that right. Ares versus Nick Fury! You know when Stan used to say ’nuff said? This is the kind of thing he was ’nuff saiding about!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

NEW AVENGERS #57
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN
It was bound to happen and now it has. The Hood loses his grip on the colorful criminals that make his empire. It’s a super-villain turf war and guess who is stuck in the middle? That’s right… the powerless New Avengers. Not to mention the powerless Dark Avengers (who guest star, btw.) Who will replace the Hood as kingpin of criminals??
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

DARK REIGN: MADE MEN
Written by FRANK TIERI
Penciled by KHOI PHAM, RAFA SANDOVAL, JOHN PAUL LEON, BEN OLIVER & ANTONIO FUSO
Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
Five brutal stories exploring how the changes wrought by DARK REIGN have affected the criminal community throughout the Marvel Universe! Spymaster takes on a hazardous assignment for Norman Osborn! Attuma is resurrected by Doctor Doom! A new Jack O’Lantern confronts the police! Gamma Corps confronts the Iron Patriot! And the new Enforcer marks his territory with the Hood!
48 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

M.O.D.O.K: REIGN DELAY
Written by RYAN DUNLAVEY
Pencils & Cover by RYAN DUNLAVEY
Down on his luck, MODOK moves back into his parent’s house in Erie, Pennsylvania and discovers that his family, old classmates and apathetic locals can thwart his plans for world conquest better than any super hero. Featuring obligatory guest appearances by Norman Osborn and some Canadian mutant super hero you’ve probably never heard of.
40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK WOLVERINE #78
Written by MARJORIE LIU & DANIEL WAY
Penciled by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by TBA
Variant Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA
As an Avenger, Daken is supposed to be one of the good guys˜to the public, anyway. But when a tape revealing his true colors is leaked onto the internet, Daken will be forced to clean up his act…and confront the possibility that being a hero might just be more difficult than being the villain!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DARK REIGN: YOUNG AVENGERS #5 (of 5)
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Pencils & Cover by MARK BROOKS
So can the Young Avengers and those who would be Young Avengers form one big happy group? Can either of them live under Norman Osborn’s rules? Will blood out? Will guilt win? Will Speed and Coat or won’t they? It’s the end. And lots of terrible stuff happens. And everything ends in tatters.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK REIGN: THE HOOD #5 (of 5)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by KYLE HOTZ
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Everything comes to a head in this fiery finale, as The Hood tries to hold together his mob, his family, and his sanity…and he will definitely lose at least one! Plus: Parker Robbins learns more about his relationship with the malevolent Dormammu, and just who has been betraying him! It’s your chance to take one more look at the human side of the man in the center of the Dark Reign!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

MS. MARVEL #45
Written by BRIAN REED
Pencils & Cover by SANA TAKEDA
70th Anniversary Variant by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
WAR OF THE MARVELS CONTINUES!
The only woman who can hope to defeat Norman Osborn refuses to fight, and the Dark Reign takes permanent hold of the Marvel Universe–it’s Moonstone triumphant as War of the Marvels reaches its penultimate episode!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DARK REIGN: THE SINISTER SPIDER-MAN #4 (of 4)
Written by BRIAN REED
Pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
Mac Gargan vs. well, just about everyone. The Dark Avengers! The Redeemers, er, Redeemers! J. Jonah Jameson! It’s a fight to the finish as your Frightening Neighborhood Spider-Man eats as many people as possible in 22 pages.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #17
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
What happens when the world’s smartest man starts making sloppy mistakes? With the finish line in sight, Tony blows it for everybody and now his whole insane scheme to destroy his own mind, evade Norman Osborn, and save the lives of all his friends who have tried so desperately to help him goes wildly off the rails. Nothing gold can stay, Pony-Boy.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #18
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Tony hides out where it all began as Madame Masque’s moment of triumph rings out across all the corners of Norman Osborn’s empire. Black Widow and Maria Hill are trapped in the belly of the beast. Pepper’s suit is in the possession of H.A.M.M.E.R. And when Stark’s one last sloppy mistake gives up his location, it’s Osborn himself that suits up and gets in the game. It all ends next issue, kids.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

WAR MACHINE #10
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by ALLAN JEFFERSON
Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
A DARK REIGN TIE-IN! For the last nine issues, Norman Osborn and James Rhodes have attempted to destroy each other’s most precious hopes and dreams – all without ever seeing each other face to face. But now everything comes to a head as Iron Patriot and War Machine finally throw down! And this ain’t just another show fight, kids — by the end of this issue, only one armored giant will remain standing! Find out why ComicBookResources.com says, “Little did I know how far Greg Pak would take this concept…this issue proves that it refuses to let itself be overlooked. It won’t sit quietly in its little corner and play nice.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THUNDERBOLTS #136
Classified until 6/22/09
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

EXILES #6
Written by JEFF PARKER
Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR ESPIN
The Exiles are back to finish what they started in their first mission, and its Panther knows how to bring down the mutant alliance! (Hint: involves mutants getting nekkid)
Also, Morph returns to prep the team for a new mission to a world where “science” never caught on so much.
48 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

AGENTS OF ATLAS #10 & 11
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by DAN PANOSIAN & PAUL RIVOCHE
Covers by DAVE JOHNSON
There’s no enemy quite like a former lover, is there? The gloves are all the way off as Jade Claw and her forces begin assaulting Atlas on every front! The Agents throw everything they’ve got at the Great Wall, but to no avail. Gorilla-Man is convinced only ONE member of the team can possibly stop the rain of pain…
32 PGS.(each)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (each)

BLACK PANTHER #8
Written by JONATHAN MABERRY
Penciled by WILL CONRAD
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
“POWER,” PART 2
It’s a bloody struggle for power with the new Black Panther attacked on all fronts. Cyber-enhanced assassins are gunning for her – using technology whose origins will rock Wakanda to its foundations – and sexy new villain, Predator, is looking to make a trophy out of the her head. Meanwhile, T’Challa – no longer the Panther – embarks on a path that will take him down dark roads he’s never walked before. He’s gearing up for something really, really big. The question is, what?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #28
Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE
Penciled by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by MATTEO DELONGIS
The seeds of discontent bear fruit in the new Initiative as several members rebel against Norman Osborn’s new regime, and one state team openly secedes…but Norman and the Taskmaster don’t take kindly to disobedience. The Avengers Resistance is having troubles of its own, however, as one New Warrior quits…another is taken prisoner…and Tigra’s campaign of revenge escalates. Meanwhile, the therapy sessions between Trauma and Penance take what could be a very dangerous turn…and Butterball fever hits America! It’s action, intrigue and tangled webs being weaved in the mighty Marvel manner!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

GHOST RIDERS: HEAVEN’S ON FIRE #2 (of 6)
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by ROLAND BOSCHI
Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
The quest to save the Anti-Christ continues, as Johnny Blaze, the Son of Satan, occult terrorist Jaine Cutter and the all-new Caretaker team up to battle the minions of the evil angel Zadkiel in the streets and corporate towers of New York City. And just what sort of dark dealings does Danny Ketch have in mind? And who’s this guy with demons for arms? And is that a steam shovel with eyes on it?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

HOUSE OF M: MASTERS OF EVIL #2 (of 5)
Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE
Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by MIKE PERKINS
What is the Sapiens Rights League, and how is it connected to the Hood’s crime spree? That’s what S.H.I.E.L.D. wants to know, and they’re sending in the elite Red Guard to investigate. Here comes Rogue, Nightcrawler, Mystique and Wolverine! And when several members of the Hood’s super-villain gang are captured, will he stage a mid-air Helicarrier jail break…or is there no honor among thieves?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #571
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by DALE EAGLESHAM
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
Reed continues his quest to right all wrongs while Ben and Johnny prepare for a trip to Nu-Earth. Val figures out what her dad is up to and Sue wants to know “is that an ultimate nullifier in your pocket?”
All that and a world-eater before breakfast! Part two of SOLVE EVERYTHING.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #134
Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by REILLY BROWN
Cover by RAFAEL ALBERQUERQUE
“The Replacement Thor” continues as the Mighty Hercules, wearing the Thunder God’s togs and towing a most unexpected guest star along to provide the pyrotechnics, descends to mysterious Svartalfheim to save the day from a new threat among the Dark Elves. But everything changes when the wicked Elven Queen turns out to be as languorously lovely as she is lethal! What Would Thor Do? Probably not what happens in this book!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #135
Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by RODNEY BUCHEMI
Cover by RAFAEL ALBERQUERQUE
AMADEUS CHO is MASTER MIND EXCELLO! Heroically parachuting behind enemy lines! Bravely rescuing beautiful secret agents imprisoned inside the death traps of a mad Nazi genius! And discovering for the first time what the real nature of his powers are as his secret origin continues — at last the truth can be revealed here!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #602
Written by GREG PAK
Pencils & Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
Savage She-Hulk backup by FRED VAN LENTE & MICHAEL RYAN
X marks the spot as the most insane father and son duo in the Marvel Universe take on one of the Green Goliath’s most formidable adversaries. That’s right, it’s the JUGGERNAUT, bi–bi–boys and girls! What happens when an unstoppable force meets the Old Power and the gamma-fueled genes of the Strongest One There Is? Massive destruction and emotional revelation, that’s what! Continuing the acclaimed writer Greg Pak’s return to the “Incredible Hulk,”plus, in the “Savage She-Hulk” backup story written by Fred Van Lente, Lyra takes on the all-new Gamma Corps Black!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

HULK TEAM-UP
Written by MARC SUMERAK & ALEXANDER ZALBON
Penciled by SANFORD GREEN & JOYCE CHIN
Cover by MICHAEL GOLDEN
Mutant mayhem in a Battle by the Bay! While exploring their new home in San Francisco, X-Men Iceman and Angel discover that the weirdest part of the city isn’t its eclectic populace or crazy landmarks, but the monsters that pass through — namely the Incredible Hulk! Now they’ve got to track down Hulk and get to the bottom of a series of earthquakes (because THAT never happens in SF…) before the Red Hulk shows up bringing his trademark good cheer to San Fran. Did we say good cheer? We meant destruction and carnage. PLUS: Dazzler rocks out at the Fillmore and Hulk’s got backstage passes! Will the Pop Princess get Smashed, live in concert?
40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

SON OF HULK #15
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Penciled by ANDRES GUINALDO ISABEL
Cover by ALEX GARNER
Planet Sakaar is no more. The SON OF HULK will stop at nothing to exact his revenge on the Mighty GALACTUS for devouring his homeworld — but there are those who wish to prevent him in his quest for blood. Nothing is at it seems as the Son of Hulk does whatever it takes to rain destruction on his enemies and bring Galactus to his knees. Will the prophesies of the Old Power hold true or is the Son of Hulk destined for failure?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

HULK #15
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & Cover by IAN CHURCHILL
Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
The battle you’ve been waiting for: THE RED HULK VS. WOLVERINE.
Plus: Deadpool! Elektra! Punisher! Vs. X-Force! All this and a shock ending that will have all of Marveldom twittering! Superstars Jeph Loeb and Ian Churchill continue the action packed part 2 of CODE RED!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

NOVA #29
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by KEVIN SHARPE
Cover by ADI GRANOV
“Starstalker” part 1 of 2! How has the aftermath of the War of Kings affected the newly reborn and viciously battered Nova Corps? When the universe is changed, who is left to protect and serve the innocents? Out of the devastation—and from Marvel’s cosmic past—strides a mysterious new threat…and an unexpected ally! Find out who in the latest issue of the series that ComicPants.com calls, “a consistently entertaining and enjoyable read…If you haven’t been reading Nova you are missing out on one of Marvels best written books.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #18
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by WES CRAIG
Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
Who are the Guardians of the Galaxy? In the wake of the War of Kings, the 31st Century is hit by wave after wave of temporal distortions! Rocked by this lethal and uncertain era, a handful of surviving Guardians must confront faces from the future that you should find very familiar! Yes, it’s another unpredictable chapter in the series that Wizard says “spans every genre to deliver the best space-based Marvel tale this side of the Milky Way.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

IMMORTAL WEAPONS #3 (of 5)
Written by RICK SPEARS
Art by TIMOTHY GREEN II
Cover by DAVID AJA
Iron Fist Back-Up Story by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI & TRAVEL FOREMAN
The legends say that if you’re an orphan, a runaway, one of the forgotten, and you get lost enough – you will find your way to the Under-City.
As British warships pound China’s shores during the thick of the first Opium War, scores of orphan refugees keep themselves warm at night with stories of the Under-City and its champion, their protector – Dog Brother #1! Hero to all the strays on all the streets of the world! But with orphans mysteriously disappearing from the streets, are the boys’ stories of Dog Brother just that…and does anybody exist who will help them? Don’t miss this action-packed one-shot spinning out of the pages of IMMORTAL IRON FIST!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

IRON MAN & THE ARMOR WARS #2 (of 4)
Written by JOE CARAMAGNA
Penciled by CRAIG ROUSSEAU
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
You’re Tony Stark. You invented Iron Man. You ARE Iron Man. Now all of your Iron Man armors have been stolen, and super villains are using your armor to try and destroy you. What do you do?
You use an old set of DR. DOOM’s armor to beat the snot out of your own tech, THAT’s what you do.
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #55
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by MATTEO LOLLI
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
When Captain George Stacy puts pressure on New York’s criminal underworld, they put pressure on him in return, using his daughter Gwen as a pawn in a vicious struggle for control of the streets of New York City. What Captain Stacy doesn’t know is that he has an ally in Gwen’s classmate, Peter Parker… the Amazing Spider-Man! Or, DOES he know this? And is Spider-Man a match for the enforcer known as Tombstone? Find out in “Why I Was Late For Class,” guest-starring Steve Rogers… Captain America!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #15
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by AMILCAR PINNA
Cover by SEAN GALLOWAY
Ahhh, the majesty of a Hollywood! The glamour! The glitz! Beautiful dresses! Well-tailored suits and a pair of… purple pants? When the Hulk and Tigra show up on the red carpet for Hollywood’s biggest awards night, a veritable shoo-in to win Best Documentary for the critically acclaimed “Don’t Look At The Camera: 3 days in the life of the Hulk,” it looks like it’s going to be a truly magical night… that is unless the supervillain known as Mysterio gets mad that HIS studio doesn’t win Best Special Effects and takes over the entire awards show in order to create an illusion that an alien armada is attacking New York, fooling the Hulk into thinking he’s defending the city when he’s really destroying it. But what are the chances of THAT happening. (Hint: It does.)
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD #1 (of 4)
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Pencils & Cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
The greatest cartoon in the history of cartoons! Coming to a moving television screen near you!!!!
…but until it does, why not try out the non-moving paper version? It’s just as good, but without all that pesky listening.
C’mon down to SUPER HERO CITY and join IRON MAN, HULK, WOLVERINE, CAPTAIN AMERICA, SILVER SURFER, THOR and waaaaaaay more-more-more, as they battle DR. DOOM and his masters of evil for control of the SUPER-powerful Infinity Fractals!
32 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN MAGAZINE #8
Cover by PAT LEE
It’s Spider-Man from cover to cover in the latest senses-shattering edition of the wall-crawler’s very own ongoing magazine! In addition to full-length comic-book stories, this issue features puzzles, games, pinups and a pull-out poster!
96 PGS./All Ages …$6.99

MARVEL DIVAS #3 (of 4)
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Art by TONCI ZONJIC
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
When Angelica ”Firestar” Jones’ battle takes a turn for the worse, Patsy “Hellcat” Walker makes a deal with the Son of Satan to save her friend’s life. Fortunately (or unfortunately), Monica “Photon” Rambeau’s gotten ahold of one of the world’s most powerful occult objects – but does she have the will to control it? Meanwhile, Felicia “The Black Cat” Hardy slips back into her black bodysuit (and her old life of crime?)…putting her into direct conflict with her on-again-off-again flame, the Puma!
It’s the brawl for it all, folks, and someone’s getting their face messed up!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

RUNAWAYS #14
Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN
Penciled by SARA PICHELLI
Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
The unbelievable conclusion to “Homeschooling” is here. And someone comes back.
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MODELS, INC. #2 (of 4)
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by VICENC VILLAGRASA
Cover by SCOTT CLARK
Millie Collins suspected of murder? Could it get any stranger? How about when she’s linked to a second murder by a policeman who’s intent on making a name for himself, and who has romantic intentions on Millie? It’s up to her fellow models, Jill Jerold, Patsy Walker, Chili Storm and Tony Turner to turn up the clues to turn Millie loose! Don’t miss a minute of the action, from floral prints to fingerprints, as the Marvel Models delve deeper into this mysterious case!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SHANG-CHI: MASTER OF KUNG-FU
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN, CHARLIE HUSTON, MIKE BENSON & ROBIN FURTH
Penciled by KODY CHAMBERLAIN, NELSON & MORE!
Cover by LUCIO PARRILLO
It’s DEADPOOL versus SHANG-CHI, the peerless Master of Kung-Fu, in a KUNG-FU MOTORCYCLE RACE! You won’t believe your eyes when you read this all-new, all-action, all-black-and-white one shot in the spirit of the Mighty Marvel Magazines of yore, but ALL-NOW in style! The kung-fu fighting never lets up for a moment over these four stories by some of Marvel’s hottest writers, including a prose tale by DARK TOWER’s Robin Furth! If you like your comics bold—this is for you!
48 PGS./Black and White/One-Shot/Parental Advisory …$3.99

PUNISHER ANNUAL #1
Written by RICK REMENDER
Pencils & Cover by JASON PEARSON
“REMOTE CONTROL”
The Punisher faces his greatest challenge yet: Trapped in the throes of a hypnotic spell, Spider-Man’s gone psycho and he wants to grind Frank Castle’s bones to paste! And since Spidey’s not really to blame for his actions, Castle faces a dilemma: Fight (the only way he knows how) or die. Can the Punisher survive a bloodthirsty Wall-Crawler long enough to disconnect him from the control of the Dirty Dozen’s leaders, Letha and Lascivious? Super-star artist Jason Pearson joins regular series writer Rick Remender.
48 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

PUNISHER #9
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by TAN ENG HUAT
Cover by MIKE MCKONE
“DEAD END,” PART 4
It’s one of those days… Gunning for the Punisher, the monstrous and impenetrable tank of the Hijacker lays waste to New York…Frank Castle uncovers the terrible history of his brand-new assistant, Henry (an origin guaranteed to astonish)…and someone just dug up the caskets of Castle’s family (that’s got to end badly).
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

MIGHTY AVENGERS #29
Written by DAN SLOTT
Penciled by KHOI PHAM
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
“SECRETS & LIES”
It’s all out action at the Avengers new headqarters as RONIN and VISION face off against the SCARLET WITCH! Readers already know the Scarlet Witch is secretly LOKI, but could this be the issue where STATURE and the other MIGHTY AVENGERS find out? Also, on the outskirts of Tibet, QUICKSILVER and a longtime Avengers villain uncover THE UNSPOKEN’S plan to dominate all life on Earth. What is the secret origin of The Slave Engine? And what horribly, freakish thing has it done to the U.S. AGENT? Guest Starring: RONIN and THE YOUNG AVENGERS
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

SPIDER-WOMAN #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & 50/50 Cover by ALEX MALEEV
50/50 Cover by ALEX ROSS
THE WAIT IS OVER! The explosive Eisner award-winning team of Bendis and Maleev reunite for their first ongoing series since Daredevil! Ripped from the pages of New Avengers and Secret Invasion, watch as the gorgeous and mysterious Jessica Drew reenters a society she did not make…as an AGENT OF S.W.O.R.D. This brand new series is a perfect companion to the dazzling Spider-Woman motion comic. Containing new story and artwork not available in any other format. This is the start of a major chapter in one of the most high profile characters in all of Marvel Comics.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SECRET WARRIORS #8
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by ALESSANDRO VITTI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Nick Fury and a long-dormant spy now reactivated continue their top secret mission while the kids get in way over their heads as they go up against members of the Dark Avengers and the Thunderbolts…and while no one else is looking, HYDRA’s grand plans continue to unfold. All that and Ares is finally reunited with his son – watch the sparks fly! It’s GOD OF FEAR. GOD OF WAR. Part two of four!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THOR ANNUAL #1
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Pencils by MICO SUAYAN & CLAY MANN
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
The mighty Thor has been exiled from Asgard. Without his allies at his side, the wounded and isolated God of Thunder discovers that time does not heal all wounds…especially when it’s the Egyptian pantheon bearing the grudge!! Seth! Grog! The enemies from Thor’s past have returned…and they are howling for revenge, ready to exploit Thor’s misery and finish him off once and for all. Don’t miss this action-packed, Midgard-shattering annual! All this and a reprint of Journey Into Mystery #83 remastered with modern coloring!
48 PGS./New & Reprint/Rated T+ …$3.99

TROJAN WAR #5 (of 5)
Written by ROY THOMAS
Penciled by MIGUEL ANGEL SEPULVEDA
Cover by DENNIS CALERO
The concluding chapter in the series ties all the events together, as writer Roy Thomas draws on a variety of ancient sources to weave this compelling tale. In the aftermath of the devastation of the city of Troy, the Greeks sail away, though Agamemnon stays on in Troy’s ruins for a time to appease the anger of Athena. Finally, King Menelaus returns home safely with the beautiful Helen, whose lover Paris, is dead. She is the catalyst who began the conflict, the woman whose face launched a thousand ships.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

THOR: TALES OF ASGARD BY STAN LEE & JACK KIRBY #5 (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 THOR #129-136.
48 PGS./ Remastered Reprints /All Ages …$3.99

WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN GIANT-SIZE #1
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
This is it! The moment you’ve been waiting for! Prepare yourselves for the most brutal battle in the history of comics as Wolverine returns— and unleashes a tidal wave of bloody revenge! It’s Wolverine versus the Hulk Gang to the death! Don’t miss the flesh-rending final chapter to the greatest Wolverine story ever told by the peerless Mark Millar and Steve McNiven! Plus—you won’t be able to tear yourself away from the gallery of covers, background material, behind-the-scenes extras, and all-new pinups that fill out this GIANT-SIZE SPECTACULAR!
64 PGS./New & Extras/Parental Advisory …$4.99

WOLVERINE WEAPON X #5
Written by JASON AARON
Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY
Variant Cover by CARLOS PACHECO
“THE ADAMANTIUM MEN”
The saga of “The Adamantium Men” comes to its heart-stopping and flesh-slicing conclusion. The Chief Executive of Blackguard wants Wolverine dead, and he has a whole squad of laser-clawed super soldiers ready to do the job. When a final confrontation is set-up, how can Wolvie resist the chance to show up and take them all down, even if it’s a fight he can’t possibly
win? Part 5 (of 5)
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #515
Classified until 6/22/09
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DEADPOOL #15
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by PACO MEDINA
Cover by JASON PEARSON
“WANT YOU TO WANT ME,” PART 1
Now that he knows that a pirate’s life isn’t for him, Deadpool’s now starting to seriously question this whole “mercenary” thing. Maybe there’s something else he could do with his life. He doesn’t know what that could be, but then he turns on the television, and he knows exactly where he needs to be, and who needs him most. Hello, San Francisco!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DEADPOOL: MERC WITH A MOUTH #3
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Penciled by BONG DAZO
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
“HEAD TRIP,” PART 3
They don’t call it the “Savage Land” for nothing! Trapped between cavemen zombies and an elite Hydra strike team, Deadpool’s only bargaining chip is the thing they both covet: The severed-but-still-devious head of the Marvel Zombies Deadpool! If the Merc With a Mouth is going to survive, he’s going to need all his wits and a timely assist from a guy in a loincloth named Ka-Zar and his saber-tooth sidekick. And he’d best keep one eye on “Headpool” – ‘cause that little critter is not to be trusted.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

CABLE #18
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Penciled by GABRIEL GUZMAN
Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
Some call space the “final frontier.” But for time-traveling mutant soldier Cable and Hope — the so-called “mutant messiah” — space is their last and only chance at survival. The Earth is dead, thanks to their foe Bishop, and if Hope is going to make it to adulthood, she’s going to have to do it in the cold, lonely vacuum of space, alone except for dark forces that know she’s coming. Forces which are very, very hungry…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FORCE #19
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Art & Cover by MIKE CHOI & SONIA OBACK
“NOT FORGOTTEN”
X-23’s past catches up to her in the worst way possible, at the worst time possible…and X-Force can’t find her. X-23’s only hope is the one woman who’s been working to take her down since issue TWO…Agent Morales. But can either of them survive against the one foe X-23 has never beaten? PLUS! The Leper Queen’s secrets are revealed! And another member of Selene’s ‘Inner Circle’ is revealed as her unspeakable plan gets one step closer to reality. Part 3 (of 4)
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE ORIGINS #40
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by SCOT EATON
Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
“ROMULUS”
Marvel history is made as, finally, Wolverine comes face to face with Romulus, the ancient being who has controlled his fate since birth. It all comes down to this! Part 4 (of 4)
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-FACTOR #48 & 49
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
Cortex stands revealed! Or does he? The plan of the president’s science team threatens Madrox and Layla! Or does it? Shatterstar gets a milkshake! Or does he? It’s all going according to the plan of Doctor Doom! Or is it?
32 PGS.(each)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (each)

NEW MUTANTS #5
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by ZACHARY BALDUS
Cover by ADAM KUBERT
“The Calm”
WARLOCK IS BACK! Everyone’s favorite alien is back on Earth, but why? Also, see the effects that UTOPIA had on Illyana and the rest of her crew and witness the most vicious fight ever to grace the pages of NEW MUTANTS. The combatants?
Cannonball and Dani Moonstar.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ASTONISHING X-MEN SKETCHBOOK
Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
Warren Ellis and the Astonishing X-Men usher in a new era with an exciting new artist! With his two most recent high-profile assignments, Phil Jimenez has revealed two very different layers to his artistic persona: In AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, he’s delineated the very action-packed but also very personal life of comic’s everyman, Peter Parker; and with the DC limited series Infinite Crisis, Phil proved he sure does know his way around a widescreen epic! With ASTONISHING X-MEN, he gets to do a little of both, joining forces with Ellis to delve into the intimate lives of your favorite mutants with the adventure and grandeur you expect from a classic X-Men tale. So in honor of his taking the reins of the X-Universe’s hippest title, we’re going to give his art the royal treatment, with a trip inside his sketchbook, featuring commentary from the artist himself!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …FREE!

UNCANNY X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #3
Written by SCOTT GRAY
Pencils & Cover by ROGER CRUZ
Sean Cassidy has played many roles in his life: an adventurer, an Interpol agent, even a criminal. Now he’s Banshee, one of the new X-Men, and he’s in love with the beautiful Moira MacTaggert! However, Sean had another beloved once: his long-lost wife Maeve. But is she really dead? Banshee’s dark past threatens his future as he faces a macabre threat in “The Next Life”! Also: Peter Corbeau and his Starcore team make an ominous discovery on the surface of the Sun…
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

WOLVERINE FIRST CLASS #19
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by DENNIS CALERO
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Guess who’s invading the pages of Wolverine: First Class? Here’s a hint: it’s a secret. Can’t guess? Okay, we’ll tell ya — it’s those dastardly Skrulls! What happens when Logan and Kitty get shanghaied by that pesky FF foe, the Super-Skrull? We could spoil it, but where’s the fun in that? Guaranteed there’s no one better to cut that wrinkly-chinned chump down to size than the X-mansion’s resident canucklehead and his intangible apprentice. But we’re gonna guess he’s got some tricks up those rocky sleeves of his…
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN FOREVER #7 & 8
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by STEVE SCOTT
Covers by TOM GRUMMETT
The X-Men embark on a whole new adventure in South America! Kitty, Jean Gray, Beast, Nightcrawler and Rogue join S.H.I.E.L.D. leader Nick Fury on an investigation into mysterious occurrences deep in the South American jungle. While investigating a familiar enemy, Fury recalls a mission from his past, when he served with an old friend, a Canadian soldier named Logan. Don’t miss this newest installment of comic legend Chris Claremont’s thrilling return to the X-Men!
32 PGS.(each)/Rated A …$3.99 (each)

GENEXT: UNITED #5 (of 5)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by JONBOY MEYERS
Cover by ALEX GARNER
This is it! The final showdown in India! The young heroes of GeNext track down their assailants for a battle to the finish. With GAMBIT fighting by their side, will the members of GeNext survive or is this end of the next generation of X-Men?
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

PUNISHER: FRANK CASTLE MAX #74
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Penciled by GORAN PARLOV
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
SPECIAL, DOUBLE-SIZED ISSUE!
Deep in the Louisiana Bayou with cannibal rednecks in hot pursuit, Frank Castle is in a world of trouble. And if Frank thought Big Earl was a handful, wait until he gets a load of Junior, the Geautreux who makes the rest of the clan look like charm school graduates. To survive, the Punisher just might have to make peace with the cargo he was hauling down the back roads in his trunk – cargo that just got free and wants a little payback.
48 PGS./Explicit Content …$4.99

DOMINIC FORTUNE #2 (of 4)
Written by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Pencils & Cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN
“THE ‘IT CAN HAPPEN HERE, AND NOW’ RESOLUTION!” PART 2
New York City isn’t ready for Jock Madison, Vaughn Robillard and P.T. Oakley, three hard drinking Hollywood hotshots looking for trouble in the Big Apple—and Dominic Fortune has his hands so full babysitting these three disorderly drunks as they carouse at the track, the fights and every nightclub in town, he can’t pour them on a Berlin bound zeppelin fast enough. Once they’re airborne, Fortune has an intimate reunion with the sensually wickedly Delatriz Betancourt, while her partner in crime Malcolm Upshaw puts a price on our hero’s head on the sinister streets of Berlin…and all the while, the clock keeps ticking on their conspiracy to bring the U.S. government to its knees.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

STRANGE TALES #1 (of 3)
Written and Drawn by PAUL POPE, PETER BAGGE, MOLLY CRABAPPLE, JOHN LEAVITT, JUNKO MIZUNO, DASH SHAW, JAMES KOCHALKA, JOHNNY RYAN, MICHAEL KUPPERMAN, NICK BERTOZZI, NICHOLAS GUREWICH & JASON
Cover by PAUL POPE
At long last, the wait is over!! Marvel is proud to present the debut of this hotly anticipated three issue anthology showcasing Marvel’s greatest characters re-imagined by the best and brightest talents working in independent comics today. Don’t miss what’s sure to be one of the most exciting collections of comics short stories ever produced!!! Every issue stars a stunning array of the best, most exciting cartoonists on the planet—showcasing the Marvel Heroes as you’ve never seen them before! Featuring the long-awaited Peter Bagge “Incorrigible Hulk” serialized over all three issues!
48 PGS./Explicit Content …$4.99

KABUKI REFLECTIONS #15
Written by DAVID MACK
Art by DAVID MACK
Cover by DAVID MACK
This square-bound art book features new art and commentary, step-by-step techniques, and loads of never-before-seen extras — including figure drawings; paintings; album cover art; large art; live art shows; original scripts; art from Mack’s children’s books; and process not shown on the DVD documentary on Mack’s work, THE ALCHEMY OF ART: DAVID MACK from Herovideoproductions.com.
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$5.99
OFFERED AGAIN: REFLECTIONS #5-14, KABUKI: THE ALCHEMY HC, and KABUKI: THE ALCHEMY #1 Alex Maleev variant cover and #9 Mike Allred variant cover.

CRIMINAL: The Sinners #1
By ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS
FROM THE CREATORS OF INCOGNITO — THE AWARD-WINNING SERIES RETURNS!
“THE BEST CRIME COMIC EVER PUBLISHED…” – Comic Book Resources
One of the most award-winning and acclaimed comics series of the last several years returns to the shelves this September with a perfect new jumping-on point for new readers — or those who’ve gotten hooked on Brubaker and Phillips hit series INCOGNITO and are craving more!
CRIMINAL’s most popular character, TRACY LAWLESS returns in THE SINNERS. It’s been a year since Tracy was forced into working for the bad guys, and now made men are turning up dead all over the city, in what appears to be mob-style hits. But since criminals don’t go to the cops for justice… only Tracy can solve this crime.
40 PGS/Mature Content/No ads…. $3.50

CRIMINAL: The Deluxe Edition
By ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS
This oversized deluxe hardback edition features CRIMINAL books 1 thru 3 — COWARD, LAWLESS, and THE DEAD AND THE DYING. A fantastically-designed and printed book showcasing the Eisner and Harvey Award-Winning crime comics from the creators of SLEEPER and INCOGNITO.
Also features many extras – including a Criminal short story and the never-before-printed five page “movie trailer in comics form” that Brubaker and Phillips created to announce the series online… illustrations, selected articles, behind the scenes looks, painted covers… and much much more!
A true collector’s edition spectacular from two of the hottest creators in comics, and a must-have for any fan!
400 pages/Mature Content… $49.99

DAREDEVIL BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & ALEX MALEEV OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by ALEX MALEEV, MICHAEL GOLDEN, GREG HORN, P. CRAIG RUSSEL, PHIL HESTER, CHRIS BACHALO, JAE LEE, DAVID FINCH, FRANK QUITELY, ROB HAYNES & MICHAEL LARK
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
During a character-defining run, Brian Michael Bendis crafted a pulp-fiction narrative that exploited the Man Without Fear’s rich tapestry of characters and psychodrama, and resolved them in an incredibly nuanced, modern approach. Earning an Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series, Bendis and artist Alex Maleev restored Daredevil to a luster worthy of the all-time greats. In this volume, Bendis and Maleev’s run comes to a blistering conclusion with a Daredevil/Black Widow team-up that takes an interesting turn; untold tales of Hell’s Kitchen past and present; and the return of Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of Crime! Collecting DAREDEVIL #61-81, DAREDEVIL: NINJA #1-3 and WHAT IF KAREN PAGE HAD LIVED?
656 PGS./Rated T+ …$99.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3813-6
DAREDEVIL BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & ALEX MALEEV OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC STILL AVAILABLE!
$99.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3112-0)

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: NICK FURY, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. VOL. 2 HC
Written by JIM STERANKO with ROY THOMAS
Penciled by JIM STERANKO
Cover by JIM STERANKO
Don’t yield, True Believers, because the MARVEL MASTERWORKS are backing one of the most influential series in comics history by one of the art form’s prime movers, Jim Steranko’s Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Blending together influences from Pop art to Salvador Dali and across comics’ history from Will Eisner to Wally Wood, Steranko’s boundary-breaking style is an incomparable visual language that influences and inspires storytellers decades later. Chock full of high-stakes espionage and larger-than-life villains, from Baron Strucker and his Hydra hordes to the Yellow Claw and the horrific Hell Hound of Ravenlock, each adventure will have you on the edge of your seat. Topped with guest appearances from Captain America and the Fantastic Four—not to mention from out of the Atlas Era, the Marvel debut of agent Jimmy Woo—Steranko’s S.H.I.E.L.D. is an uncontested high-water mark that every devotee of the medium must experience. Collecting STRANGE TALES #154-168 and NICK FURY, AGENT OF SHIELD #1-3
272 PGS./All Ages …$54.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3503-6
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: NICK FURY, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. VOL. 2 — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 129
272 PGS./All Ages …$54.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3504-3

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AVENGERS VOL. 2 TPB
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by DON HECK with JACK KIRBY & DICK AYERS
Cover by JACK KIRBY & DEAN WHITE
Brought together to fight the biggest menaces in the Marvel Universe, Iron Man, Thor, Giant-Man and the Wasp represented the heavy-hitters of the super-hero set, but Marvel heroes don’t just hang out, they live, breathe, argue—and even fall out. In an innovative twist that would come to define the Avengers, Stan Lee chose to have those original Avengers depart, leaving Captain America alone to carry on. But it was who replaced them that really got reader’s attention. Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch—all conflicted and villains in their own right—became Cap ‘s new recruits creating a dynamic, unpredictable and exciting quartet that to many would become the Avengers’s heart and soul. So sit and back enjoy the evolution of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as they battle Kang the Conqueror, the Mole Man, the Red Ghost, Count Nefaria, Baron Zemo’s Masters of Evil, the Mandarin and the Swordsman. With guest appearances by Spider-Man the Incredible Hulk himself, it’s a Marvel Masterwork from beginning to end! Collecting THE AVENGERS #11-20.
224 PGS./All Ages …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3708-5
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AVENGERS VOL. 2 TPB — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 9 (DM ONLY)
224 PGS./All Ages …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3709-2

DEADPOOL: SUICIDE KINGS HC
Written by MIKE BENSON
Penciled by CARLO BARBIERI & SEAN CRYSTAL
Cover by GREG LAND
Deadpool’s latest job has gotten him into a world of trouble. Everyone wants a piece of him — and for a crime he didn’t commit! That’s right: Someone’s framed Deadpool, and it just might be the same guy who hired him in the first place, a guy who just might be using the mouthy merc as a wild card in a twisted wager. If Wade’s going to clear his name and serve up some revenge, he’s first got to avoid getting captured — or killed — by some of the Marvel Universe’s heaviest hitters: Daredevil, the Punisher and Spider-Man. Plus, see what happens when Deadpool goes behind the scenes of “Pain Factor” – the reality TV game show so controversial, it’s been banned around the world! Collecting DEADPOOL: SUICIDE KINGS #1-5 and DEADPOOL: GAMES OF DEATH.
152 PGS./Parental Advisory …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4172-3
Trim size: oversized

AVENGERS/INVADERS HC
Written by JIM KRUEGER & ALEX ROSS
Penciled by STEVE SADOWSKI
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Legends Live Again. The original Invaders (Captain America, Bucky, Human Torch, Toro, and the Sub-Mariner) return in an all-new tale by the award winning team behind EARTH X, Justice and Project Superpowers .The greatest super-team of World War II finds themselves transported from the battlefields of the Second World War to a future they never imagined! Now, the Invaders find themselves confronted by two teams of Avengers who want desperately to believe these heroes are who they say they are, while Tony Stark faces his greatest challenge since the Civil War as he must deal with the “return” of Steve Rogers. Confronted by a world they barely recognize, the Invaders will have to show two teams of the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes just what kind of power, courage and sheer determination it took to defeat the forces of unrelenting evil in the Twentieth century. In fact…they may just have to do it again in the Twenty-First. Collecting AVENGERS/INVADERS #1-12.
320 PGS./Rated T+ …$39.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2942-4
Trim size: oversized

X-MEN ORIGINS HC
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER, MIKE CAREY, CHRISTOPHER YOST, CRAIG KYLE & KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by MIKE MAYHEW, J.K. WOODWARD, TREVOR HAIRSINE, MARK TEXEIRA, DAVID YARDIN & DAN PANOSIAN
Cover by MARK TEXEIRA
Witness the very first adventures of your favorite mutants! From the moment Professor Xavier arrived on her doorstep, young Jean Grey knew things would change forever. But she was never prepared for how strange life at the Xavier Institute could be – or just how dangerous she truly was. Will she be able to harness her budding powers in time to prove herself a hero? Or will the ghosts of her past haunt her forever? Then, Hank McCoy never wanted to be different – and for a young mutant with a genius-level brain, camouflage comes easy. But only until a psychopathic terrorist with a god delusion kidnaps his father, and his life is brought into irrevocable confrontation with Charles Xavier and the X-Men. Also, the origin of fan-favorite X-Man Colossus is finally revealed. Deep in the wastes of Siberia, young Piotr Rasputin discovers his mutant abilities — and becomes the newest target of the ruthless KGB! Plus, from the first time he popped his claws, to the moment he joined the X-Men, Wolverine has had a rough life. See every gruesome detail here! Collecting X-MEN ORIGINS: COLOSSUS, JEAN GREY, BEAST, WOLVERINE, SABRETOOTH and GAMBIT.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3451-0
Trim size: oversized

HULK: PLANET SKAAR HC
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by BUTCH GUICE & RON LIM
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
The soothsayers sing: One day, green-hued giants will clash on the broken battlefields of savage Sakaar. One day the son will confront the father who abandoned him to monsters and madmen. But before Skaar can meet the Hulk, he must survive today’s terrible clash. And even with all his rage and strength, what hope can he have against the return of the SILVER SAVAGE? The Silver Surfer returns to Sakaar! Collecting SKAAR: SON OF HULK #7-12 and PLANET SKAAR PROLOGUE.
176 PGS./Parental Advisory …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3986-7
Trim size: oversized

ULTIMATUM: REQUIEM PREMIERE HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, JOE POKASKI & ARON E. COLEITE
Penciled by MARK BAGLEY, STUART IMMONEN, TYLER KIRKHAM & BEN OLIVER
Cover by STUART IMMONEN, PASQUAL FERRY & MARK BROOKS
With the catastrophes wrought by Ultimatum, does this spell the end for the the Ultimate Universe? Spider-Man has fallen and the Ultimate Universe will never be the same. Original series artist Mark Bagley returns for a special story celebrating the heroism of everyone’s favorite webslinger. Then in X-Men, the surviving members of the team say goodbye to their loved ones, pay homage to their memory and try to figure out what happens next. And in Fantastic Four, find out if the first family
can continue on in the wake of Ultimatum’s devastating events. Collecting ULTIMATUM: SPIDER-MAN REQUIEM #1-2, FANTASTIC FOUR REQUIEM and X-MEN REQUIEM.
128 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3925-6
Trim size: standard

ULTIMATUM: SPIDER-MAN PREMIERE HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by STUART IMMONEN & DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Ultimatum is upon us!! Big changes are afoot and with them comes the much anticipated return of ULTIMATE SPIDER-WOMAN! But is she friend or foe?? Plus, Aunt May is under arrest, Spider-Man is underwater and the world has gone to hell. Spidey and the gang will never be the same. Guest- starring the Human Torch and Kitty Pryde! Plus, watch as Peter and Mary Jane’s relationship delves into an area never before seen in any Spider-Man comic! Collecting ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #129-133 and ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #3.
160 PGS./Rated A …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4124-2
Trim size: standard

ULTIMATUM PREMIERE HC
Written by JEPH LOEB
Penciled by DAVID FINCH
Cover by DAVID FINCH
The end is here! Or, is it a new beginning? Massive climatic disturbances are wreaking havoc with the planet — underwater volcanic eruptions, tidal waves crashing over whole cities and snowstorms burying entire countries—and even the assemblage of the Ultimate U’s mightiest is no match for this worldwide destruction! Featuring Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Ultimates, the Hulk and more, find out whose lives are at stake in this defining moment of truth for the Ultimate Universe. Brought to you by award-winning scribe Jeph Loeb and superstar artist David Finch, this is the must-have book that will set the stage in the Ultimate U for years to come. If you want to get in on the most astounding changes taking place in all of comics, this is the place to be. You have been told! Collecting ULTIMATUM #1-5.
128 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3300-1
Trim size: standard

MS. MARVEL VOL. 7: DARK REIGN PREMIERE HC
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by PATRICK OLLIFFE
Cover by SANA TAKEDA
A mass suicide by a branch of the Church of Hala has claimed the lives of twenty families. With Captain Marvel gone, Carol Danvers investigates this tragedy performed in his name, putting her directly in the path of would be Captain Marvel replacement: Noh Varr. Collecting MS. MARVEL #35-41.
168 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3838-9
Trim size: standard
THESE MS. MARVEL TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!
MS. MARVEL VOL. 1: BEST OF THE BEST…$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1996-5)
MS. MARVEL VOL. 2: CIVIL WAR…$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2305-7)
MS. MARVEL VOL. 3: OPERATION LIGHTNING STORM…$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2890-8)
MS. MARVEL VOL. 4: MONSTER SMASH…$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2813-7)
MS. MARVEL VOL. 5: SECRET INVASION…$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3299-8)
MS. MARVEL VOL. 6: ASCENSION…$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3178-6)

INCREDIBLE HERCULES: DARK REIGN PREMIERE HC
Written by FRED VAN LENTE & GREG PAK
Penciled by RODNEY BUCHEMI, DIETRICH SMITH & RYAN STEGMAN
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Proudly presenting, for the first time in Marvel continuity … the ORIGIN OF HERCULES! How did the young man who becomes the Lion of Olympus learn of his divine heritage? In what battle did he earn the title “Prince of Power?” And, most importantly, why does the goddess HERA hate him so, now that her DARK REIGN begins to fall across New Olympus? Also, in the aftermath of the Skrull invasion, AMADEUS CHO goes on “The Quest for Kirby!” Collecting INCREDIBLE HERCULES #126-131.
152 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3830-3
Trim size: standard
THESE INCREDIBLE HERCULES TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!
INCREDIBLE HERCULES: AGAINST THE WORLD…$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2533-4)
SECRET INVASION: INCREDIBLE HERCULES…$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2829-8)
INCREDIBLE HERCULES: LOVE AND WAR…$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3246-2)

FANTASTIC FOUR: THE MASTER OF DOOM PREMIERE HC
Written by MARK MILLAR
Penciled by BRYAN HITCH
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
Who are the Masters of Doom? Millar and Hitch take a journey into a previously unexplored chapter in the life of Doctor Doom. Also, the story we had to call “A Fantastic Four Wedding And A Funeral.” Plus, Mister and Mrs. Thing! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #562-569.
232 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3370-4
Trim size: standard
FANTASTIC FOUR: WORLD’S GREATEST TPB STILL AVAILABLE!
$19.99/Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2555-6

SUPREME POWER: NIGHTHAWK PREMIERE HC
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by STEVE DILLON
Cover by GARY FRANK
Long ago, Kyle Richmond looked into the face of madness – now, it’s looking back at him. As a boy, Richmond – the man who would one day become Nighthawk – witnessed the senseless murder of his parents. There was no reason for their deaths, no provocation – they were just simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. It was a traumatic event that has left him scarred for life – and turned him into a hero more feared than the criminals he polices. Now, it’s happening again…but on a much larger scale. The people of Chicago – men, women and children – are dying in the streets, victims of a monster whose thirst for slaughter cannot be quenched, whose soul is a bottomless void and whose scars run even deeper than Nighthawk’s. And it’s flashing a killer smile. Collecting SUPREME POWER: NIGHTHAWK #1-6.
144 PGS./Parental Advisory …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3775-7
Trim size: standard

RUNAWAYS: THE GOOD DIE YOUNG PREMIERE HC
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA
Cover by JO CHEN
The world as we know it is about to end, and the Runaways are the only hope to prevent it! Our fledgling teenage heroes have learned how their parents’ criminal organization began, and now they must decide how it should END. As the Runaways’ epic battle against their evil parents reaches its shocking conclusion, the team’s mole stands revealed, and blood must be shed. Which kids will still be standing when the smoke finally clears? This is the story that changes everything (seriously!). Collecting RUNAWAYS #13-18.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3672-9
Trim size: standard

DEADPOOL VOL. 2: DARK REIGN PREMIERE HC
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by PACO MEDINA
Cover by JASON PEARSON
Remember when Deadpool saved the Earth from those pesky Skrulls? Well, the guy who stole the intel Deadpool worked so hard to acquire — and positioned himself as Earth’s Number One War Hero — wants to make sure you don’t. The last thing this guy needs is a certain “Merc with a Mouth” letting everyone know the truth of how he saved the day, and he’s hired a certain maniacal man-eater to make sure Deadpool never does. Here comes Tiger-Shark! Plus, a surprise appearance by a certain palindromic pal! Then, Norman Osborn is through playing around with Deadpool—it’s time to send in the big guns. The big, crazy guns that never, ever miss. He may be wearing a new costume, but he’s still the same ol’ psychopath… Collecting DEADPOOL #6-7 & #10-12.
120 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3980-5
Trim size: standard
DEADPOOL VOL. 1: SECRET INVASION TPB STILL AVAILABLE!
$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3273-8)

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z VOL. 10 PREMIERE HC
Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, STUART VANDAL, SEAN MCQUAID, MIKE FICHERA, RONALD BYRD, MICHAEL HOSKIN, MADISON CARTER, MIKE O’SULLIVAN, ROB LONDON, ERIC J. MOREELS, MARKUS RAYMOND, DAVID WILTFONG, GABRIEL SHECHTER, RICHARD GREEN, JACOB ROUGEMONT, MARK O’ENGLISH, ANTHONY FLAMINI & CHRIS BIGGS
Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
SHIELD Santa Claus from the Siege Perilous with the Skrull Kill Krew as this comprehensive guide to the Marvel Universe continues! This volume features Sasquatch, Snowbird, Silver Surfer, Sandman, Selene, She-Hulk, Scarlet Witch, Scourge of the Underworld, Speed, and not one, but two alien races from the 60’s (can you guess?)! So come join the Savage Land Mutates in the Savage Land, while having a devil of a time with Satan, Satannish, and Satana! Slither around with the Serpent Society, Serpent Squads, Set, Seth, and the Sons of the Serpent! Get stung by Scorpia, Scorpion, Scorpio, and the Silver Scorpion as you team-up with the Salem’s Seven, Secret Defenders, Sinister Six, and Six Pack! All this and much much more!
240 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3107-6
Trim size: standard

BLACK PANTHER: THE DEADLIEST OF THE SPECIES PREMIERE HC
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by KEN LASHLEY
Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
The Black Panther is back…and she’s badder than ever. That’s right — she! What happened to T’Challa? Who is the new Black Panther? Find out why the female is the deadliest of the species. Collecting BLACK PANTHER #1-6.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3976-8
Trim size: standard

X-MEN VS. FANTASTIC FOUR PREMIERE HC
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT & STAN LEE
Penciled by JON BOGDANOVE & JACK KIRBY
Covers by JON BOGDANOVE
Old soldiers may fade away, but so do young mutants! On the verge of disintegration, Kitty Pryde seems resigned to her doom — but the X-Men will do anything to save her, even bargain with a worse doom…DOCTOR Doom! What stunning secret prevents Mister Fantastic and the Fantastic Four from saving the day instead? Is he terrified of failing because his greatest failure, the fateful rocket flight, might have really been his greatest success? Do the answers all come down to wunderkind Franklin Richards? Plus: the classic tale of the two teams’ original face-off in Marvel’s early era! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR VS. THE X-MEN #1-4 and FANTASTIC FOUR #28.
136 PGS./Rated A …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3807-5
Trim size: standard
X-MEN VS. FANTASTIC FOUR PREMIERE HC — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 36 DM ONLY
136 PGS./Rated A …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3808-2

X-MEN VS. AVENGERS PREMIERE HC
Written by ROGER STERN & STAN LEE
Penciled by MARC SILVESTRI, KEITH POLLARD & JACK KIRBY
Covers by KEITH POLLARD & MARC SILVESTRI
When Magneto’s on trial, he needs all the help he can get; he finds it in the remnants of his former fortress, Asteroid M! The X-Men aren’t sure what his scheme is, but they’re positive they don’t want the Avengers and the Soviet Super-Soldiers to find out first! Multi-team warfare with the eyes of the world on all three! Also featuring the X-Men’s fabulous first fight with the Avengers, to keep them from unleashing the legendary Lucifer! Collecting X-MEN VS. THE AVENGERS #1-4 and UNCANNY X-MEN #9.
136 PGS./Rated A …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3809-9
Trim size: standard
X-MEN VS. AVENGERS PREMIERE HC — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 35 (DM ONLY)
136 PGS./Rated A …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3810-5

MARVEL 1602 PREMIERE HC
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Penciled by ANDY KUBERT
Cover by SCOTT MCKOWEN
The year is 1602, and strange things are stirring in England. In the service of Queen Elizabeth, court magician Dr. Stephen Strange senses that the bizarre weather plaguing the skies above is not of natural origin. Her majesty’s premier spy, Sir Nicholas Fury, fends off an assassination attempt on the Queen by winged warriors rumored to be in service to a mad despot named Doom. News is spreading of “witchbreed” sightings — young men bearing fantastic superhuman powers and abilities. And in the center of the rising chaos is Virginia Dare, a young girl newly arrived from the New World, guarded by a towering Indian warrior. Can Fury and his allies find a connection to these unusual happenings before the whole world ends? In MARVEL 1602, award-winning writer Neil Gaiman presents a unique vision of the Marvel Universe set four hundred years in the past. Classic Marvel icons such as the X-Men, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and Daredevil appear in this intriguing world of 17th- century science and sorcery, instantly familiar to readers, yet subtly different in this new time. MARVEL 1602 combines classic Marvel action and adventure with the historically accurate setting of Queen Elizabeth’s reign to create a unique series unlike any other published by Marvel Comics. Collecting MARVEL 1602 #1-8.
248 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4135-8
Trim size: standard

SOLEIL: YTHAQ – NO ESCAPE PREMIERE HC
Written by CHRISTOPHE ARLESTON
Penciled by ADRIEN FLOCH
Cover by ADRIEN FLOCH
Ythaq is a strange medieval planet where the marooned survivors of a spaceship crash are just trying to survive. The young lieutenant Granite and her friends attempt to join the main group of survivors, but they encounter strange characters that hide from them the mysteries of the planet Ythaq. Discover the truth behind Dhokas, Khengis and Hetzel, and the man with an enormous insect grafted in his back! Collecting SOLEIL: YTHAQ – NO ESCAPE #1-3.
192 PGS./Mature …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4003-0
Trim size: standard

SPIDER-MAN NOIR GN-TPB
Written by DAVID HINE & FABRICE SAPOLSKY
Penciled by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Cover by DENNIS CALERO
It was 1933, four long years after Wall Street crashed and took the rest of the world with it, and the Great Depression was just getting started. And so was the Goblin. A master at turning hopelessness into a commodity, the corrupt mob boss led a colorful gang of circus sideshow freaks — including the cannibalistic Vulture — in a corrupt stranglehold on the city. Peter Parker came of age during this time of struggle and hardship. Raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May, two stemwinding Socialists committed to positive change for the people, Peter would have been a boyish beacon of optimism in any other era. But in this world of noir, he was an embittered, angry young man on the search for justice. And then along came a spider. After a fated meeting with a mystical arachnid and its life-changing bite, he may have just inherited the force to honor the phrase, “If those in power can’t be trusted, it’s the responsibility of the people to remove them.” Collecting SPIDER-MAN NOIR #1-4.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2923-3
Size: 5-3/4 x 8-7/8 inches

X-MEN NOIR GN-TPB
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by DENNIS CALERO
Cover by DENNIS CALERO
The Marvel Universe you know — shot in noir! Peter Magnus is a rookie cop on the beat, unable to outrace the shadow cast by his big-shot cop father. His sister, Wanda, is a socialite in deep ten large to Creole Club proprietor Remy LeBeau — the kind of debt she’ll be lucky to pay back with just cash. Their father, Eric Magnus, is chief of detectives, corrupting the Brotherhood of New York’s Finest from the inside out. (All under the discretion of Boss Shaw, of course.) Anne-Marie Rankin has a special talent for being whoever you need her to be. And Magnus needs her, the better to get close to Unus is the Untouchable, a mob boss so good at staying alive it’s driving his rivals nuts. And Xavier? That discredited shrink sits in a jail cell, wondering what in the world his little refugees from the “Xavier School for Exceptionally Wayward Youth” are up to now. Other than staying one step ahead of Magnus, that is. But now Jean Grey is dead. And nobody is allowed to care — nobody that counts — because who cares about one of Xavier’s dead grifters? It’s not like there’s an angel out there looking out for what’s right. Or is there? Collecting X-MEN NOIR #1-4.
120 PGS./Parental Advisory …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3183-0
Size: 5-3/4 x 8-7/8 inches

MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD: HERO UP!
DIGEST HERO COVER
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by MARCELO DICHIARA, CHRIS SOTOMAYOR, DARIO BRIZUELA & TODD NAUCK
Cover by MARCELO DICHIARA
Introducing the Marvel Universe in a way you’ve NEVER experienced before! Welcome to SUPER HERO CITY, a crowded capital of classy crusaders and crafty criminals in a crammed collective, and home of the SUPER HERO SQUAD! Take a stroll down to the Xavier Institute, past the FF’s Baxter Building…but don’t stray too far, because dastardly DOCTOR DOOM’s domain is the next block over…! Collecting MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD: HERO UP! and the comic strips seen exclusively on MARVELKIDS.COM.
96 PGS./All Ages …$9.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4183-9
MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD: HERO UP! DIGEST VILLAIN COVER
96 PGS./All Ages …$9.99
978-0-7851-4242-3

MARVEL ADVENTURES THOR AND THE AVENGERS DIGEST
Written by PAUL TOBIN, TODD DEZAGO & LOUISE SIMONSON
Penciled by JACOPO CAMAGNI, DEREC DONOVAN, SCOTT GRAY & ROGER LANGRIDGE
Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
All ages action featuring your favorite Marvel super heroes! See Dr. Strange enlist the help of Foggy Nelson as they go up against the dreaded Dormammu. Then, Ant-Man goes looking for a job but finds the SANDMAN instead! And Captain America faces the hyper-technological might of Hydra! Plus, an epic tale featuring THOR, god of thunder! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #9-12.
96 PGS./All Ages …$9.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3322-3

WOLVERINE AND POWER PACK: THE WILD PACK DIGEST
Written by MARC SUMERAK
Penciled by GURIHIRU
Cover by GURIHIRU
The Power kids are excited to be visiting the coolest school on the planet — the Xavier Institute! But even the home of the world’s most powerful mutants might not be safe when the Sentinels come knocking! It’s mutant mayhem in the mighty Marvel manner! Collecting WOLVERINE AND POWER PACK #1-4.
96 PGS./All Ages …$9.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2831-1

HAUNT OF HORROR TPB
Written by RICHARD CORBEN & RICH MARGOPOULOS
Penciled by RICHARD CORBEN
Cover by RICHARD CORBEN
Presenting one incredible collection of classic tales re-imagined by legendary horror artist Richard Corben. First, it’s Edgar Allan Poe as you’ve never seen him before. Classic Poe stories and poems are transformed into weird and disturbing new comic-book fantasies, with the original Poe texts printed alongside the new tales as an added bonus. It’s a frightening new presentation of Poe-inspired murder, madness and monstrosities! Then, Corben brings you a bold new interpretation full of eerie new spins on the poems and short stories of H.P. Lovecraft. Each adaptation is beautifully rendered in black and white with gray tones as only Corben can do it — along with a printing of the original source text by H.P. Lovecraft. Collecting HAUNT OF HORROR: EDGAR ALLAN POE #1-3 and HAUNT OF HORROR: LOVECRAFT #1-3.
216 PGS./Explicit Content …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3288-2

WOLVERINE: WEAPON X FILES TPB
Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, RONALD BYRD, ERIC J. MOREELS, STUART VANDAL, MICHAEL HOSKIN, CHAD ANDERSON, RICH GREEN, JEPH YORK, MARKUS ETTLINGER, MADISON CARTER, MIKE FICHERA, PAUL BENJAMIN, MARK ROBERT BOURNE, DAVID RIOS, PETER SANDERSON & JERALD DEVICTORIA
Cover by FRANK MARTIN JR.
Four Wolverine handbooks packed into one collection make this the definitive resource to the world of Wolverine! He may be in an acre of comics each month, but this is the only place to get the real score! Featuring some of the Canucklehead’s best allies – including Gambit, Maverick, Tyger Tiger and X-Force! And along for the ride are villains – the likes of Blob, Daken, Deadpool, Mastermind, Orphan Maker, Donald Pierce, the Purifiers, Sabretooth and S’ym. Everything you need to know about Hollywood’s favorite mutant is here in one collection! Collecting WOLVERINE: WEAPON X FILES and WOLVERINE ENCYCLOPEDIA #1-3.
224 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4240-9

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE MAN WITH NO FACE TPB
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by STEVE EPTING, LUKE ROSS & BUTCH GUICE
Cover by STEVE EPTING
With the Red Skull-fomented chaos borne from the death of Steve Rogers behind him, Bucky Barnes faces his future as the new Captain America. It’s a future full of possibility as the hero emblematic of America’s most cherished ideals and hopes. But Bucky is a man weighed down by a past as murderous as any bad guy the first — and in many Americans minds, the only — Captain America ever faced. And it is this weight that might crush the soul of the hero finally emerging out of the shadows and into the light. Brought to you by writer Ed Brubaker, the man who revived CAPTAIN AMERICA into an award-winning and headline-grabbing tour de force, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE MAN WITH NO FACE follows the new Cap as he fights against a pair of deadly foes — one a well-known member of the classic Cap rogues’ gallery and the other a reality-bending villain with a lust for revenge against Bucky’s former self as the Winter Soldier. Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA #43-48.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3163-2

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: WAR OF KINGS BOOK 1 TPB
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER, BRAD WALKER, CARLOS MAGNO & WES CRAIG
Cover by CLINT LANGLEY
If the Guardians have broken up, who will save the galaxy from the Church of Universal Truth, the Badoon and King Blastaar? First there was the cosmos saving. Then there was the betrayal. Now there’s the breakup. As Star-Lord’s squad head off on their own pursuits, a universe of innocents asks, “Where are our Guardians?” Fear not, helpless citizen of the stars, for a new team has risen and they are ready to put a beat down on any bad guys bent on destruction! These new Guardians include the brew-slurping Bug; the time-lost Major Victory, Gamora, the green-skinned assassin with mental issues; and an angry walking tree named Groot — all led by Rocket Raccon, a talking mammal with his raygun set on a hair-trigger. Just as the sabers begin rattling in the War of Kings, outer space’s elite cadre of saviors has seen better days. Feel guarded now? Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7-12.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3339-1
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 1: LEGACY TPB STILL AVAILABLE!
$16.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3338-4)

SAVAGE SHE-HULK TPB
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by PETER VALE & MICHAEL RYAN
Cover by ALEX GARNER
From a world where society as we know it has crumbled and humanity has been irrevocably changed, she comes—the all-new, all-different SAVAGE SHE-HULK! But now, a deadly mission has brought her to current Marvel continuity. What terrible secret does this gamma-irradiated beauty bare? And is she friend or foe, Inhuman or mutant, Avenger, Defender…or Invader? Discover the mysteries surrounding this all-new superstar in the Marvel Universe as we proudly presents the all new SAVAGE SHE-HULK! Collecting SAVAGE SHE-HULK #1-4 and material from HULK FAMILY.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4078-8

MARVEL ZOMBIES/ARMY OF DARKNESS TPB
Written by JOHN LAYMAN
Penciled by FABIANO NEVES, FERNANDO BLANCO & SEAN PHILLIPS
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
The Marvel Zombies come face-to-face with Dynamite Entertainment’s Ash from ARMY OF DARKNESS! Ash has faced legions of the undead before, but never like this…as he lands in the heart of New York just as the Zombie outbreak begins! See how his actions help turn more heroes and villains into Zombies! Under the watchful eye of Marvel Zombie guru Robert Kirkman, Marvel Zombies vs. the Army of Darkness became THE comic event of 2007! Plus: more classic “homage” covers from painter Arthur Suydam! Collecting MARVEL ZOMBIES/ARMY OF DARKNESS #1-5.
128 PGS./Parental Advisory …$15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4243-0

MARVEL APES: THE EVOLUTION STARTS HERE TPB
Written by KARL KESEL & TOM PEYER
Penciled by REILLY BROWN, CHAD HARDIN, TODD NAUCK & RAMON BACHS
Cover by JOHN WATSON
Includes material never before seen in print! Feces front, True Believers, as we travel back to the Monkey-verse with four thrilling tales of bad puns and big guns. First, join the irrepressible Spider-Monkey as he comes to grips with a world too savage for his heroic legacy to allow. But as the Monkey-verse Peter Parker tries to create a better world for all ape-kind, Captain America (the top ape of the ape-verse) –stands in his way. Will the webbed wonder survive? Then, 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! Plus: in the face of a fate worse than death, the Ape Universe’s greatest minds and leaders must come together to save their world in a secret council known as – the PRIME EIGHT! Watch the undercover action unfold in this never before seen story that could only be called APE-OKOPLIS NOW! And then, it’s the masked (monkey) marvel SPEEDBALL! Bouncing out of the pages of the hit MARVEL APES mini-series— it’s the masked (monkey) marvel SPEEDBALL! Branded a traitor to the entire Ape Universe, the simian superhero is now exiled, alienated, and alone on a bizarre Planet of Humans! Can this monkey make it in Man’s World? It won’t be easy. Collecting MARVEL APES SPECIALS: AMAZING SPIDER-MONKEY, GRUNT LINE, PRIME EIGHT and SPEEDBALL.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3991-1

X-MEN: MAGNETO TESTAMENT TPB
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
In 1935, Max Eisenhardt was just another schoolboy — who happened to be Jewish in Nazi Germany. The definitive origin story of one of Marvel’s greatest icons begins with a silver chain and a crush on a girl — and quickly turns into a harrowing struggle for survival against the inexorable machinery of Hitler’s Final Solution. Named the Best Miniseries of 2008 by IGN, X-Men: Magneto Testament follows Max Eisenhardt from 1935 to 1945 as he fights to protect his family and a Romani girl named Magda from the indignities of a Nuremberg schoolyard, the horrors of war-stricken Poland, and the unfathomable atrocities of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Collecting X-MEN: MAGENTO TESTAMENT #1-5.
152 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2640-9

HULK: SKAAR – SON OF HULK TPB
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by RON GARNEY, BUTCH GUICE, CARLO PAGULAYAN, TIMOTHY TRUMAN, TIMOTHY GREEN II, GABRIEL HARDMAN & JHEREMY RAAPACK
Cover by RON GARNEY
From the first, he was a fighter. When the spaceship that exiled the Hulk to Sakaar exploded, it killed his queen and ravaged his kingdom. The Hulk returned to Earth to seek revenge, but he left behind a child he thought had died with its mother. Instead, the boy survived — hatching in a lake a fire, and growing strong and savage to match the world around him. Skaar, son of Hulk, possesses his father’s size and strength, and more than his share of rage. The refugees of Sakaar have found hope in this. Theirs is a dangerous planet, but they have a new champion to protect them. And their world will never be the same again. Collecting SKAAR: SON OF HULK #1-6, SAVAGE WORLD OF SAKAAR and material from HULK FAMILY.
200 PGS./Parental Advisory …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2714-7

CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI13 VOL. 3: VAMPIRE STATE TPB
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK & MICHAEL COLLINS
Cover by STUART IMMONEN
The king of the vampires is back. As if the hoards of demons that Pete Wisdom let out in order to defeat the Skrulls in England weren’t enough, now DRACULA has entered the scene. What does he want with Spitfire? And how will an election help his cause? You better hope that Captain Britain and the rest of MI13 have a way to defeat him! Plus: Meggan is Captain Britain’s wife, an X-Man in Hell. And she’s going to fight her way home. Over years, bargains, battles, with only her love to guide her. Can she get back to Earth in time to help her husband turn back Dracula and his evil invasion? Collecting CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI13 #10-15 and CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND
MI13 ANNUAL #1
176 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3952-2
THESE CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI13 TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!
CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI13 VOL. 1: SECRET INVASION TPB…$16.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3344-5)
CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI13 VOL. 2: HELL COMES TO BIRMINGHAM TPB…$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3345-2)

FANTASTIC FOUR: LOST ADVENTURES BY STAN LEE TPB
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JACK KIRBY, RON FRENZ, JOHN BUSCEMA, JOHN ROMITA SR., JOHN ROMITA JR., BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, KERRY GAMMILL, RON FRENZ, AL MILGROM, JOHN BUSCEMA, MARC SILVESTRI, JERRY ORDWAY & NICK DRAGOTTA
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR
Stan’s back, and he’s brought the Fantastic Four with him! Stan Lee and Jack Kirby made pop-culture history during the 1960s with their landmark run on FANTASTIC FOUR. Unabridged for 102 consecutive issues, the legacy of their work together has influenced the imaginations of comic-book creators and pop-art innovators. And guess what? It’s time to make room for a 103rd issue! A lost classic by Stan and Jack has made it into the hands of astonished FF fans everywhere! Featuring art by Kirby, much of which has never been seen by the public, this restoration project was finished off with scripting by Stan and inked by legendary FF delineator Joe Sinnott — marking a reunion of the dynamite combo that made the Marvel Age of Comics so scintillatingly super. Rounding out the contents are three other classic stories by Stan Lee that explore many different facets of the First Family and the universe they helped found. All have one thing in common: the heart, soul, wit and charm of Stan “The Man” Lee. Collecting THE LAST FANTASTIC FOUR STORY, FANTASTIC FOUR: LOST, FANTASTIC FOUR #296 & #543.
200 PGS./Rated A …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4047-4

THOR BY DAN JURGENS & JOHN ROMITA JR. VOL. 1 TPB
Written by DAN JURGENS & HOWARD MACKIE
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Two of comicdom’s classic creators collaborate as Thor returns from Heroes Reborn to find the gods of AT LEAST three pantheons against him! Plus: Who is the Destroyer, and who will be destroyed? Guest-starring Spider-Man, Namor the Sub-Mariner and the Avengers! Collecting THOR #1-8 and PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #2.
232 PGS./Rated A …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3749-8

PET AVENGERS CLASSIC TPB
Written by STAN LEE, STEVE DITKO, MARY JO DUFFY, SCOTT EDELMAN, PETER GILLIS, STEVEN GRANT, BRUCE JONES, LARRY LEIBER, WILL MURRAY, FABIAN NICIEZA, GREG PAK, LOUISE SIMONSON, DAN SLOTT, MARC SUMERAK & ZEB WELLS
Penciled by JACK KIRBY, STEVE DITKO, JUNE BRIGMAN, BOB BUDIANSKY, ANDREA DIVITO, CHRIS ELIOPOULOS, GIL KANE, VAL MAYERIK, TAKESHI MIYAZAWA, MICHAEL NETZER, DON PERLIN, JAVIER SALTARES, PAUL SMITH & SKOTTIE YOUNG
Cover by KARL KERSCHL
The Falcon, the Two-Gun Kid and many another will tell you: A hero’s best friend is his animal sidekick! A teleporting dog, a winged horse, a bouncing cat…and lookit the cute puppies! All part of the Marvel Universe animal kingdom showcased in this offbeat collection! Lockheed gone solo! The origin of Zabu! The Super-Apes triumphant! Magic; super-science; and squirrels, squirrels, squirrels! Featuring rarely seen early work by Fabian Nicieza, Greg Pak and other present-day Marvel headliners! Collecting material from THING #4, CAPTAIN AMERICA #220, KA-ZAR THE SAVAGE #14-15, X-MEN UNLIMITED #43, MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #72, SPEEDBALL #6, MARVEL TALES #100, MARVEL SUPER-HEROES #8, AMAZING FANTASY #15, FANTASTIC FOUR #94, NEW DEFENDERS #150, NEW MUTANTS ANNUAL #4, FRANKLIN RICHARDS: HAPPY FRANKSGIVING, NEW WARRIORS #2 and JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #57.
208 PGS./ Rated A …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3966-9

SECRET WAR TPB (NEW PRINTING)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
New Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Experience the darkest chapter in Marvel Universe history. When Nick Fury discovers a disturbing connection between many of Marvel’s deadliest villains, he assembles a ragtag team of the MU’s most misunderstood heroes for a secret mission to do what the U.S. government could never allow – eventually leading to a super-powered blowout between a who’s who of NYC heroes and mutants! Collecting SECRET WAR #1-5 and FROM THE FILES OF NICK FURY.
256 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4228-7

ESSENTIAL SUB-MARINER VOL. 1 TPB
Written by STAN LEE, ROY THOMAS, RAYMOND MARAIS & ARCHIE GOODWIN
Penciled by WALLY WOOD, GENE COLAN, JACK KIRBY, JERRY GRANDENETTI, BILL EVERETT, DAN ADKINS, WERNER ROTH, MARIE SEVERIN & JOHN BUSCEMA
Cover by JOHN BUSCEMA
Ten years after the last issue of the Golden Age’s SUB-MARINER COMICS, the Avenging Son finally claimed a monthly feature in TALES TO ASTONISH, the entire run of which is presented here! Namor’s on an undersea quest, braving the Seaweed Man, the Demon of the Diamonds and other oceanic oddities for the power to protect his kingdom from his perennial would-be usurpers: Attuma, Byrrah and Krang! But even if he reclaims his crown, Puppet Master and the Secret Empire want him as their puppet king! Plus: Namor learns secrets of his past, but does his future lead only to…Destiny? Guest-starring Daredevil, Iron Man and the Hulk! Collecting DAREDEVIL #7, TALES TO ASTONISH #70-101, TALES OF SUSPENSE #80, IRON MAN & SUB MARINER #1 and SUB-MARINER #1.
504 PGS./All Ages …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3075-8

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24×36…$8.99
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Sneak Peeks: Marvel Titles Shipping 6.17.2009 (Part 4)

Courtesy of Marvel here are preview pages for Amazing Spider-Man Family #7, Invincible Iron Man #14, Marvel Adventures The Avengers #37, The Mighty Avengers #26, War Machine #7, and Young Allies Comics 70th Anniversary Special #1,  all scheduled to ship next week (6/17/09).

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #7
COVER BY: Joe Suitor
WRITER: Tom DeFalco, Fred Hembeck & Roger Stern
PENCILS: Ronald Frenz, Fred Hembeck & Val Semeiks
INKS: Sal Buscema, Fred Hembeck & Cory Sedlmeier
COLORED BY: Studio F – Antonio Fabela & Impacto – Bruno Hang|Andres Mossa
LETTERED BY: Jared Fletcher, Fred Hembeck & Dave Sharpe

THE STORY:
Pack the car and grab the kiddies, it’s time for your monthly visit with the family! First up, if you think the infamous Parker Luck started with Peter, think again as Aunt May takes Pete on a trip down memory lane to the day she married Uncle Ben and became a Parker herself! Then, SPIDER-GIRL battles Silverback and discovers a conspiracy against her – one that goes straight to her own high school! And finally, Peter Porker’s daughter – THE AMAZING SWINEY-GIRL – goes head-to-head with her greatest foe yet, CRAYFIN THE BUNTER – Part 1 of 2! Rated A …$4.99

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INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #14
COVER BY: Salvador Larroca
WRITER: Matt Fraction
PENCILS: Salvador Larroca
INKS: Salvador Larroca
COLORED BY: Frank D’Armata
LETTERED BY: VC – Joe Caramagna

THE STORY:
It’s the perfect jumping-on point, as the second half of WORLD’S MOST WANTED begins here! Don’t miss out on this critically acclaimed blockbuster! Tony’s failing health makes the Iron Man too complicated to pilot. Hill hunts the world’s most un-huntable man. Pepper defies Norman Osborn and H.A.M.M.E.R. itself. And all of Iron Man’s rogues’ gallery is after him and the billion-dollar bounty on his head…starting with the murderous Madame Masque! But believe it or not, there’ll soon come a time when everyone looks back on these as the good old days… Rated A …$2.99

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MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #37
COVER BY: David Williams
WRITER: Paul Tobin
PENCILS: David Baldeon
LETTERED BY: Dave Sharpe

THE STORY:
DOLL WINNER’S SQUAD: He’s back, and now the Puppet Master’s reach extends into the past, where he’s controlling the All Winner’s Squad into reshaping the “future world” of today into his own very personal utopia! But when Miss America, Golden Girl and the Blonde Phantom arrive from the 1940’s to team up with today’s Captain America and the rest of Avengers, it’s a battle royale to decide the past, present and future fate of the world! All Ages …$2.99

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MIGHTY AVENGERS #26
COVER BY: Khoi Pham
WRITER: Dan Slott
PENCILS: Stephen Segovia
INKS: Stephen Segovia
COLORED BY: John Rauch|Dean White
LETTERED BY: Dave Lanphear

THE STORY:
DARK REIGN The Avengers/Fantastic Four slobberknocker continues! This one’s got it all true believers: from MR. FANTASTIC and HANK PYM’S battle of the brains to HERCULES and THE THING’S battle o’ the brawn! When it’s over, expect BIG changes for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes– including the team’s all-new headquarters and a very disturbing DARK REIGN alliance. Rated A …$2.99

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WAR MACHINE #7
COVER BY: FRANCESCO MATT MATTINA
WRITER: Greg Pak
PENCILS: Mahmud Asrar & Leonardo Manco
INKS: Leonardo Manco
COLORED BY: JOHN RAUCH
LETTERED BY: VC – Joe Caramagna

THE STORY:
War Machine brings his battle to the United States in Part Two of “Homeland”! Plus, from the pages of THUNDERBOLTS, American Eagle strikes! Don’t miss the mayhem in the book CBR.com calls “a visual spectacle…it’s high octane, higher-caliber adventure”! Rated T …$2.99

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YOUNG ALLIES COMICS 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1
COVER BY: Paolo Rivera
WRITER: Roger Stern
PENCILS: Paolo Rivera
LETTERED BY: Jared Fletcher

THE STORY:
Before they were Invaders, Bucky Barnes and Toro the Flaming Kid joined forces with four teen-age friends to battle the Third Reich as the Young Allies! Their fictionalized adventures thrilled readers on the Home Front throughout World War II, but their real story has never been told — until now! Discover the truth behind comics’ original kid gang! Action! Intrigue! Adventure! All in a timely tale by Roger Stern (Amazing Spider-Man) and Paolo Rivera (Mythos). And in a bonus back-up, take another trip to the Golden Age with a classic reprint from the Timely Era! New and Reprints/Rated A …$3.99

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