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Spider-Woman #1 Sells Out & Returns With New Printing

swoman1_2ndMarvel is pleased to announce Spider-Woman #1 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with Spider-Woman #1 Second Printing Variant! Award winning writer Brian Michael Bendis and collaborator Alex Maleev bring readers a tale of vengeance when Jessica Drew is recruited by S.W.O.R.D. agent Abigail Brand and sent to the deadliest corner of the Earth. Spider-Woman finally gets a chance at revenge on the people who ruined her life! Spider-Woman #1 Second Printing Variant features the stunning interior art of Alex Maleev on the cover!

“[A]n interesting, logical take on this damaged and complex character.” – Brian Joel, IGN.com

“Alex Maleev delivers the pretty…” – Charles Webb, ComicsBulletin.com

“Maleev’s art here is very good as he uses pages well and chooses his images carefully.” – Chad Nevett, ComicBookResources.com

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Spider-Woman as the series continues to sell out and draw mainstream media attention! Where will Jessica Drew head next? Will her new job give her hope—or doom her forever? Find out in Spider-Woman #1 Second Printing Variant.

SPIDER-WOMAN #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (AUG098112)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by ALEX MALEEV
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC—10/22/09, On-Sale—11/11/09

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Preview: Dark Reign: The List – Hulk!

Hulk Smash Osborn in Dark Reign: The List – Hulk!

drhulkcovNorman Osborn knows making The Hulk angry probably wasn’t the best idea, but he never considered the ramifications of ticking off Skaar! In Dark Reign: The List – Hulk, the strength of Skaar and the brains of Banner will be put to the test as they find themselves on The List! Bruce Banner isn’t the Hulk anymore, but that’s not stopping him! Incredible Hulk scribe—and New York Times Best-Seller—Greg Pak and artist Ben Oliver join forces as the new Green Goliath and Banner go up against Osborn and his crew in Dark Reign: The List – Hulk.drhulkvar

The critics cannot stop buzzing about Greg Pak’s return to the Incredible Hulk:

“It’s action-packed and it features some quality characterization of Banner and Skaar.” – Jesse Schedeen, IGN.com

“I think any fan of the Hulk will be happy picking this one up.” – Brandon Borzelli – Comiclist.com

Marvel urges retailers to check all orders of Dark Reign: The List as it continues to generate buzz among fans. Will Skaar SMASH just like Dad or will Osborn get the best of The Hulk’s son? Find out in Dark Reign: The List – Hulk!

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DARK REIGN: THE LIST – HULK (AUG090452)
DARK REIGN: THE LIST – HULK HERO CHO VARIANT (JUN098446)

Written by GREG PAK
Pencils & Cover by BEN OLIVER
Rated A …$3.99
FOC—10/1/09, On-Sale—10/21/09

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Dark Reign: The List – Daredevil Sells Out and Returns with a Second Printing!

drdd_2ndMarvel is pleased to announce that Dark Reign: The List – Daredevil has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with Dark Reign: The List – Daredevil Second Printing Variant! Red hot scribe Andy Diggle (Thunderbolts) begins his run on the critically acclaimed Daredevil with a jaw-dropping special featuring the art of superstar artist Billy Tan! Matt Murdock is now leader of the dreaded Hand, but he may not be able to make the sacrifices they require to take control of this dangerous group of assassins! Norman Osborn sends Bullseye to terminate Daredevil, but when DD’s arch foe is done, nothing will ever be the same! Dark Reign: The List – Daredevil Second Printing Variant features a brand new cover by Tan!

Critics and fans are raving about Dark Reign: The List – Daredevil:

“[Daredevil] has some spectacular places to go moving forward… Dark Reign: The List – Daredevil is a good, solid read.” – Bryan Joel, IGN.com

“Well-conceived and brilliantly executed.” – Doug Zawisza, ComicBookResources.com

“Andy Diggle has a solid take on Matt Murdock… the writer is going to explore some interesting ideas in his forthcoming run on Daredevil.” – David Wallace, Comicsbulletin.com

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on all Dark Reign: The List issues, as the one shots continue to generate significant critical acclaim and quick sell outs. Who is the mysterious assassin framing Matt Murdock for murder? How will Daredevil wield the Hand? Find out all the answers in Dark Reign: The List – Daredevil Second Printing Variant!

DARK REIGN: THE LIST – DAREDEVIL SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (AUG098028)
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Pencils & Cover by BILLY TAN
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC—10/08/09, On-Sale—10/28/09

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REALM OF KINGS ( SEP090452)
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by LEONARDO MANCO
Cover by CLINT LANGLEY
One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC—10/15/09, On-Sale—11/4/09

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Marvel Comics Solicitations for December, 2009

Courtesy of Marvel, listed below are the advance solicitations for December, 2009.

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AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #31
Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE
Penciled by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
A SIEGE: THE CABAL TIE-IN! Months of story threads finally weave together as Norman Osborn offers Taskmaster a seat at the Cabal’s table…the Avengers Resistance uncovers a horrifying secret…and members of the Initiative are called up for an assault on an enemy of incalculable power!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SIEGE: THE CABAL
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MICHAEL LARK
Cover by DAVID FINCH
THE SIEGE STARTS HERE!! Remember when you were first introduced to the Cabal, the gathering of the most sinister members of the Marvel Universe, and you said to yourself: Well, that’s going to blow up in everyone’s face! Well, you were right and it happens right here!! Norman Osborn faces off with Doctor Doom and his mysterious threat to Doom is revealed. All of this is setting the stage for next month’s explosive event: SIEGE!
48 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99
* SEE PAGE 43 FOR ORIGINS OF SIEGE

CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHO WILL WIELD THE SHIELD?
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils & Cover by BUTCH GUICE
Steve Rogers has returned, but Bucky Barnes is the current Captain America, and has come into his own in the role. Will there be two Captain Americas? Will Bucky go back to being the Winter Soldier? What will happen? Decisions, decisions, decisions….
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

HALO: BLOOD LINE #1 (of 5)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art & Cover by FRANCIS PORTELA
Based on the Best-Selling X-Box Game! Blood Line is the top-secret unconventional warfare unit of the United Nations Space Command’s Office of Naval Intelligence, engaging in sabotage and assassination missions deep inside Covenant space. But when this quartet of super soldiers is shot down over a desolate moon along with a Covenant cruiser, humans and aliens will have to forge an uneasy alliance against a common foe before an eons-old threat destroys them both!
32 Pgs./17& Up…$3.99
©2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Microsoft, Halo, the Halo logo, the Microsoft Game Studios logo, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Bungie and the Bungie logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bungie, LLC.

DARK TOWER: THE BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #2 (of 5)
Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH
Pencils & Cover by JAE LEE
Variant Cover by LEONARDO MANCO
The first Beam has been broken! The Crimson King has created a prison for powerful psychics who use their powers to erode the very Beams that support the Dark Tower which is the fulcrum of reality! Gilead is in ruins, Mid-World is dying, and all that stands between the Crimson King and the utter dissolution of existence is a haggard Roland Deschain and his ka-tet. But first they must destroy the awful machines of war being erected by the Good Man, John Farson. Don’t miss this second issue in the greatest Dark Tower arc of all!
40 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99
©2009 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

THE STAND: SOUL SURVIVORS #3 (of 5)
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by MIKE PERKINS
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
Variant Cover by MIKE PERKINS
The most shocking chapter of Stephen King’s horror masterpiece yet!
Stu, Fran, and Harold’s journey across the country takes a turn for the unspeakable when they cross paths with a quartet of vigilantes and their “harem” of imprisoned women. Making matters worse (if such a thing were possible), Harold’s deepest fears that Fran and Stu have feelings for each other are starting to come true… Told from Fran’s POV, this issue marks the Point of No Return, True Believers!
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99
©2009 Stephen King. All rights reserved. Published by arrangement with The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.This graphic novel is produced under license from The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group and Stephen King.

THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #2 (of 8)
Written by ERIC SHANOWER
Pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
The further adventures of Oz continue! ERIC SHANOWER (Age of Bronze) and SKOTTIE YOUNG (X-MEN) further adapt the amazing adventures of Tip, Scarecrow, and Jack Pumpkinhead as they face the frantic and fantastic aspects of the Land of Oz.
32 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

ENDER’S GAME: COMMAND SCHOOL #4 (of 5)
Creative Director ORSON SCOTT CARD
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
Ender has graduated from Battle School to Command School where he’ll prepare for the approaching Formic invasion…but he refuses to go. Ender’s done playing the games, he’s done hurting people. So the military brings in the only person who Ender cares about to convince him to go…his sister Valentine. And in the outer reaches of space, Ender meets the man who will be his last teacher…
Mazer Rackham.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

ENDER’S GAME: WAR OF GIFTS
Creative Director ORSON SCOTT CARD
Written by JAKE BLACK
Pencils & Cover by TIMOTHY GREEN II
Zeck Morgan was raised by his minister father to be a pious, God-fearing child, devoted to his church. Unfortunately, when the International Fleet decides Zeck is a candidate for training in Battle School, they tear him from his home and prepare him for war. Zeck refuses to participate in the school’s war-games due to his pacifist religious beliefs. When he sees another student celebrating Christmas–seemingly violating Battle School’s rules against religious practice–he raises an uproar that may tear Battle School apart. Can even Ender Wiggin calm this furor? Find out in this double-sized adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s Ender Universe novella, War of Gifts.
56 PGS./One-Shot/Parental Advisory …$4.99

ENDER’S SHADOW: COMMAND SCHOOL #4 (of 5)
Creative Director ORSON SCOTT CARD
Written by MIKE CAREY
Pencils by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
Cover by TIMOTHY GREEN II
The dramatic adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s science-fiction classic reaches its penultimate chapter! Battle School seems strangely empty without Ender Wiggin – and Bean has finally been cleared to join him in the labyrinthine warrens of Eros and Command School. But before he can go, there’s one last thing he has to do: put his life in the hands of his oldest and most terrifying enemy…
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

ANITA BLAKE, THE LAUGHING CORPSE – EXECUTIONER #3 (of 5)
Written by JESSICA RUFFNER & LAURELL K. HAMILTON
Penciled by RON LIM
Cover by HARVEY TOLIBAO
Killer zombies. Voodoo priestesses bent on revenge. Mad millionaires. As the puzzle pieces forming vampire hunter Anita Blake’s deadliest case yet fall into place, the budding necromancer discovers one ugly truth: There’s more than one way to become a monster…
32 PGS./Mature …$3.99
© 2009 Laurell K. Hamilton. All rights reserved. Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter and all characters featured in this issue and the distinctive names and likenesses thereof, and all related indicia are trademarks of Laurell K. Hamilton.

SKY DOLL – DOLL’S FACTORY #2 (of 2)
Written by BARBARA CANEPA
Adapted by C.B. CEBULSKI
Penciled by ALESSANDRO BARBUCCI
Cover by BARBARA CANEPA
& ALESSANDRO BARBUCCI
Fans and true believers, rejoice! An awesome treasure chest is finally at your disposal, filled to the brim with drafts, sketches, roughs, illustrations and all the painstakingly collected research material which allowed Barbucci and Canepa to raise the Space Fantasy saga to an all new level. Creating their own blend of drama and fun, mixing sci-fi and cyber culture with religious concepts and elements of design from the ‘60s, they have created a universe to dive into and delight in! So, raiders shift your gears to plunder and set your sights on the sexiest bounty in the comic book universe! Pages and pages of exclusive and previously unreleased magic can be found in this collector’s issue! Including character sketches and designs, as well as an exclusive interview with the creators and a sketchbook by superstar artist Claire Wendling!
64 PGS./Mature …$5.99

SPIN ANGELS #4 (of 4)
Written by JEAN-LUC SALA
Adapted by MARC SUMERAK
Pencils & Cover by PIERRE-MONY CHAN
700 years of secrets. A gospel written by Judas. A relic coveted since the crusades and Inquisitors willing to do anything to get a hold of it. What is the worst that could happen? Well, the worst would be for Angelo, the Sicilian killer, to come back and to come back angry. Angelo is back from the dead, crueler and more ruthless than ever, and he’s going to make it rain lead! Pray for our poor souls, dear readers!
48 PGS./Mature …$5.99

KOOKABURRA K #2 (of 3)
Written by CRISSE, MITRIC & HICKS
Adapted by AUBREY SITTERSON
Pencils & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Still aboard the spaceship K, the children slowly reveal their unbelievable powers, and when K is suddenly caught by the gravity of planet Eyrolia, the ship’s commanders are powerless to do anything! Under the light of two suns, Urlik and Ash Ka regain consciousness on this planet that seems to be paradise. But when they are suddenly attacked by brutal warriors, not even the young telepath of their party can detect thought in the killers’ minds. On this planet of one thousand illusions, not even the giant steel rocket K can offer them protection.
48 PGS./Mature …$5.99

X-MEN NOIR: MARK OF CAIN #1 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Pencils & Cover by DENNIS CALERO
Variant Cover by DENNIS CALERO
“In the dark and steamy jungles of Madripoor, the flashing claws of Logan, the blazing bullets of Cyclops, and the dashing fists of the Angel met with wave after wave of beserk headhunters, all willing to protect the secrets of the Temple-Tomb of Cyttorak with their lives! The ancient treasure map of mercenary Cain Marko, with its siren-song of the priceless gigantic ruby of the fabled god-king, had lured them only into the icy claws of Death!”
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN NOIR: EYES WITHOUT A FACE #1 (of 4)
Written by DAVID HINE & FABRICE SAPOLSKY
Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Variant Cover by DENNIS CALERO
Peter Parker has a lot to be hopeful about. The Spider-Man is the beloved town hero; President Franklin D. Roosevelt is in the White House; the spiraling economy is on its first steps toward recovery; and with Norman Osborn out of the picture, organized crime in New York has lost its major player. But all is not well in 1934 America…dark forces are at play in the world, and a power vacuum in New York crime is quickly – and violently – being filled! Now Spider-Man must contend with a vicious new breed of killers, criminals, and maniacal death-dealers, reimagined from some of the greatest and deadliest foes of the Spider-Man!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS ARMOR WARS #4 (of 4)
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Penciled by STEVE KURTH
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
The IRON MAN’s track record of kicking butt and taking names hasn’t been faring so well. But after a hot pursuit across the globe, he finally faces off with a long lost…frenemy? Even the Man of Iron couldn’t spot this on his radar! Plus the mysterious Remnant 242 is revealed and has some earth-shattering consequences! Acclaimed writer WARREN ELLIS (ULTIMATE HUMAN) and rising star STEVE KURTH (IRON MAN) bring you the momentous conclusion of ULTIMATE COMICS ARMOR WARS!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #5
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by CARLOS PACHECO
It’s an all out super hero throw-down! Captain America and The Avengers face-off as the dreaded Red Skull plots universal mayhem! How will Fury’s death squad cope with the legend and his son? The world as we know it is on the line! Join superstars MARK MILLAR and CARLOS PACHECO for the next mind-blowing chapter!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #5
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
It’s the knock-out drag-out you’ve all been waiting for! Spider-Man versus Mysterio!! Who will team up with Spidey to save the day? And will they get there in time?? Another rockin’ chapter of the all new ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN, from the hotshot team-up of BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and DAVID LAFUENTE .
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #614
Written by MARK WAID
Penciled by PAUL AZACETA
Cover by MARKO DJURDEVIC
POWER TO THE PEOPLE Finale! Spidey and Mayor Jameson have to put their differences aside to pull the plug on the supercharged Electro once and for all–but at the cost of one of the best-known and most beloved landmarks in the Marvel Universe as THE GAUNTLET continues to rock Spidey’s world!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #615
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by JAVIER PULIDO
Cover by PAOLO MANUEL RIVERA
A locked room mystery! A string of brutal murders! A missing girl! One of Peter Parker’s closest friends on the brink of ruin! This looks like a job for the Amazing Spider-Sleuth… and all clues point to the sinister SANDMAN! But all of Spidey’s classic villains are being reinvented as part of “THE GAUNTLET”, and Sandy is no different — so nothing is what it seems!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #616
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by JAVIER PULIDO
Cover by PAOLO MANUEL RIVERA
The Sandman has vacillated between good and evil over the years, joining the Sinister Six and the Frightful Four…as well as becoming a reserve Avenger and a member of Silver Sable’s Wild Pack. But as of this issue, and forever more, he will always be known as a villain — one of the worst in the Wall-Crawler’s Rogues Gallery — and it’s all Spider-Man’s fault! Find out the shocking reason why in this issue as “THE GAUNTLET” continues!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #3
Written by FRED VAN LENTE, TOM DEFALCO & J.M. DEMATTEIS
Penciled by BARRY KITSON, RON FRENZ & J.M. DEMATTEIS
Cover by JELENA DJURDEVIC
His name is The Rhino, and when his will is set, there’s no one he can’t run through to get the job done. If Spidey manages to survive the first wave of the Gauntlet, he won’t want to as The Rhino stands ready for him next. Webhead Wonder Fred Van Lente and Super-Spider-Star Barry Kitson bring you The Rhino’s history through the Rhino’s own eyes as he gears up for the dropdown-all-out slugfest of the year in next month’s Amazing Spider-Man! Over, in the pages of the Spectacular Spider-Girl, May Parker stands against the cult of the Goblin, while April Reilly will find herself allied with the last person you’d expect. And finally, a look at the honeymoon that has swept the globe catches us up with Aunt May and her new husband, J. Jonah Jameson Sr.!
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN & THE SECRET WARS #1 (of 4)
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Pencils & Cover by PATRICK SCHERBERGER
How do ten heroes end up buried alive beneath one hundred and fifty BILLION tons of rock? And is the Hulk mad enough to do anything about it? What were the events that led up to this catastrophe? What are the heroes thinking? And with the weight of an entire mountain range above them, how do they go about their desperate fight for survival? All the answers are in the first issue of the series that takes you deeper into the classic events of the Secret Wars, and pulls the lid off stories that were left untold!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN 1602 #3 (of 5)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by RAMON ROSANAS
Cover by MICHAEL GOLDEN
Peter finds that Europe is more inviting than he remembered when he meets a young red-haired actress and more dangerous when he also meets The Lizard! Meanwhile Osbourne is alive enough to make a deal with the desperate Henri Pym in exchange for experimental treatment….
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN: THE CLONE SAGA #4 (of 6)
Written by TOM DEFALCO & HOWARD MACKIE
Penciled by TODD NAUCK
Cover by TOM RANEY
Peter Parker’s got a case of the clones…and the only man with the cure is Doctor Octopus! But if the nefarious Kaine has his way, this is one check up neither will survive!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

BLACK WIDOW: DEADLY ORIGIN #2 (of 4)
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Penciled by TOM RANEY & JOHN PAUL LEON
Cover by ADI GRANOV
Before the world falls in love with her in Iron Man II, learn how it all began for the Black Widow! As Natalia Romanova races across the globe to uncover the mystery behind the threat targeting everyone she’s ever loved, Clint Barton faces death! Plus: Tony Stark, the Crimson Dynamo, the Winter Soldier, and even Nikita Kruschev get caught in the Widow’s wicked web of intrigue, espionage and danger!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THEATER OF WAR – PRISONERS OF DUTY
Written by KYLE HIGGINS & ALEC SIEGEL
Penciled by AGUSTIN PADILLA
Cover by MIRCO PIERFEDERICI
Wounded behind enemy lines, Captain America faces one of his greatest challenges yet—escaping a Nazi POW camp…as Steve Rogers! Brought to you by Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel, co-creators of the fan-favorite film The League!
40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK AVENGERS: ARES #3 (of 3)
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Ares and his men enter a suicide standoff! The God of War exposed his hand-picked H.A.M.M.E.R. cadets to intensive, real-world training in the field…by going up against a dark and deadly force from his distant past. But Ares got a deadly heap more than he bargained for, and his trainees are about to get schooled the hard way!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DAREDEVIL #503
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
It’s blood, sweat, and brutal truths as the new creative team of Andy Diggle (THUNDERBOLTS) and Roberto De La Torre (IRON MAN) continue their first breathtaking story arc! While the Kingpin secretly builds his power base, Daredevil and Master Izo collide violently over the future of the guild of assassins known as The Hand, and Foggy fears the Matt Murdock he once knew may be gone for good.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DARK AVENGERS #12
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO
The explosive smash hit series from Brian Bendis and Mike Deodato continues!! The Dark Avengers are pitted against a foe they cannot defeat: A man with the power over every molecule in the world! Norman can’t talk his way out of this one as the world gets turned upside down and no joke…someone dies. For reelz!!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK AVENGERS ANNUAL #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
Bendis and Bachalo launch from the pages of New Avengers and reunite for this very important DOUBLE-SIZED chapter in the Dark Avengers saga. Captain Marvel a.k.a. Marvel Boy found out he was surrounded by madmen and villains and ran for the hills. But no one gets out of Osborn’s grip that easy…Will a new hero rise in the Marvel Universe or will Captain Marvel be seduced to the dark side? Also, the Sentry’s true self revealed!!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

DEATHLOK #2 (of 7)
Written by CHARLIE HUSTON
Penciled by LAN MEDINA
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Marvel’s ultimate cyborg is back in this 7-issue Marvel Knights limited series written by Charlie Huston (MOON KNIGHT) and breathtakingly illustrated by Lan Medina (FOOLKILLER). In the not-too-distant future, war is a spectator sport and warriors die hard and live fast! So when telegenic warrior Lieutenant Mike Travers hotdogs it on the battlefield and gets himself and his C.O., Luther Manning, blown to bits, it looks like the ratings are about to take a hit, right? Wrong. Through the miracle of science, RoXXon Corp is proud to bring you tomorrow’s Super Soldier today, the unprecedented feat of military technology called Deathlok the Demolisher!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

DOCTOR VOODOO: AVENGER OF THE SUPERNATURAL #3
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by JEFTE PALO & GABRIEL HARDMAN
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
The evil which Agamotto foretold has seeped into Earth and amassed an army of possessed children of the supernatural — all former candidates to the mantle Sorcerer Supreme! Jericho’s journeys through the Everdimensions, in hopes of halting this darkness, have left him broken, near death. With help out of reach and the fabric between our world and the shadow planes corrupted, Doctor Voodoo alone must defeat an army of Earth’s most powerful lords of the arcane and their unnamed master!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DOCTOR VOODOO: THE ORIGIN OF JERICHO DRUMM
Written by LEN WEIN & ROY THOMAS
Penciled by GENE COLAN & ALEX MASSACCI
Cover by BILLY TAN
You’ve witnessed his incredible reemergence in the pages of New Avengers, now take a trip through the voodoo virtuoso’s career in this special presentation of STRANGE TALES #169-170. In the shadowed back alleys of New Orleans, they speak his name in awe, for ‘tis said he was old when the mountains were young, that he cannot be harmed, that he can never DIE! His name is DOCTOR VOODOO! Experience the birth of Marvel’s new Sorcer Supreme like never before, fully remastered with modern coloring. Plus, an all-new framing sequence by Roy Thomas and Alex Massacci.
64 PGS./One-Shot/Reprint & NEW FRAMING SEQUENCE
Rated T+ …$4.99

BLACK WIDOW & THE MARVEL GIRLS #1 & 2 (of 4)
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Pencils by SALVA ESPIN (issue 1)
Pencils by JACOPO CAMAGNI (issue 2)
Covers by SALVA ESPIN
She’s the most efficient spy in the world and one of the world’s deadliest women, but before there was ever a Black Widow, there was the Red Room, a brutal KGB training ground for assassins, undercover agents, and the most ruthless of spies. Now, tasked with removing a rogue weapon’s dealer from an impregnable safe house, the Black Widow remembers her escape from the Red Room training facility, an escape only made possible with the aid of the most unlikely of allies, the Asgardian sorceress known as Amora…the Enchantress.
THEN IN ISSUE 2, fitting in with the Avengers is not an easy job, not for a woman with no true powers beyond years of training and a ruthless ambition to succeed at any given task, and after a midair battle separates the Black Widow from the rest of her team, the mission to protect an advanced robot just got harder. Luckily, the Black Widow has her skills on her side, and the Avenger known as the Wasp at her back. Unluckily, the robot’s owner is Dr. Doom, and Latveria’s despotic ruler will stop at nothing to reclaim his own.
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated A …$2.99 (EACH)

FANTASTIC FOUR #574
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by NEIL EDWARDS
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
Team Variant Cover by DALE EAGLESHAM
All the Marvel cool kids show up at the bestest birthday party ever! We got X-kids, Power Pack, and Spider-Man in the house as Franklin celebrates his birthday!. Who cuts the cake? Who brings the best present? And who’s the special guest of honor? It’s Days of Future Franklin!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #21
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & 50/50 Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
50/50 Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Tony’s closest friends and lovers have gathered to try and help the man rebuild his shattered consciousness, body, life and legacy…but when Tony gets the call, does he WANT to come back? CAN he…even with Dr. Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts, bridging the gap between the two worlds? And you didn’t think the bad guys were going to just sit back and let Tony rest and recuperate, did you?
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

HULK #18
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & Cover by WHILCE PORTACIO
Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
For years now Leonard Samson has been part of the Marvel Universe. Both ally and enemy with the Hulk, the shocking turn of events in HULK #600 has introduced a far more deadly SAMSON. What has happened to DOC SAMSON and whose side is he on? Join Jeph Loeb and superstar artist WHILCE PORTACIO returning to Marvel for this special prologue issue to FALL OF THE HULKS where more secrets will be revealed!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

FALL OF THE HULKS ALPHA
Written by JEFF PARKER
Pencils by PAUL PELLETIER
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH
M.O.D.O.K. The Leader. Mad Thinker. Egghead. Red Ghost and the Super-Apes. Doctor Doom. They make up the secret group who have analyzed every victory and every defeat in the Marvel Universe to create the perfect battle plan that results in FALL OF THE HULKS! The origins and shocking truths of some of Marvel’s most dangerous villains are revealed as the biggest HULK EVENT yet begins! From fan-favorite creators JEFF PARKER (AGENTS OF ATLAS) and PAUL PELLETIER (WAR OF KINGS) comes this tale of the “Smartest There Is” and their quest to prove it, once and for all.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

FALL OF THE HULKS GAMMA
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
It’s almost here! JEPH LOEB and original WORLD WAR HULK artist JOHN ROMITA JR. bring you the set-up to the event of 2010. With the Hulk family growing exponentially over the past year, it was only a matter of time before things came to a smashing head. But what could set all of these characters into a rage that has them turning on each other, and on the world? Whose death starts this? Just what role do Skaar, A-Bomb, the She-Hulks and the Marvel Universe play in this story? One thing’s for sure—things are about to get incredible!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #605
Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by ARIEL OLIVETTI & MICHAEL RYAN
Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
70th Anniversary Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Tyrannus returns! Manhattan crumbles! Moloids attack! And only Bruce Banner and the Son of Hulk can save the day! Unless, of course, Skaar decides to join the monsters…The first big storyline in the all-new “Incredible Hulk” comes to a senses-shattering climax as Bruce Banner discovers whether his take-your-savage-barbarian-son-to-work program has been a rousing success — or the biggest disaster visited upon the Marvel Universe since “World War Hulk”! Plus: the All-New Savage She-Hulk’s quest to find Jennifer Walters reaches its conclusion — with a stunning twist!
40 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #139
Written by GREG PAK, FRED VAN LENTE & JEFF PARKER
Pencils by RODNEY BUCHEMI & GABRIEL HARDMAN
Cover by MICHAEL BIEREK
“ASSAULT ON NEW OLYMPUS,” Part 2 (of 4)
Hercules leads the New and Mighty Avengers against the overwhelming forces of Hera’s New Olympus — but these are no ordinary foes our heroes face, but the gods themselves! Can the superpredator Wolverine outfox an immortal Huntsman? Can Spider-Man out-webspin the divine Arachne? Can Henry Pym outgrow the giant Argus? And with his love Delphyne Gorgon prepared to slay his mentor Athena, Amadeus Cho must make a final, fateful choice!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

HULK: WINTER GUARD
Written by DAVID GALLAHER
Pencils & Cover by STEVE ELLIS
Hot on the heels of their acclaimed series ‘High Moon’, David Gallaher and Steve Ellis unite to reveal the secrets behind Russia’s elite superhuman strike force! Red Guardian, Crimson Dynamo, Ursa Major & Darkstar — As the Winter Guard, they have sworn to protect the people of Russia. But, who will protect them when The Presence’s schemes threaten to claim one of their own? Featuring an oversized all-new story and reprinting the classic Peter David and Dale Keown tale from INCREDIBLE HULK #393!
56 PGS./One-Shot/New & Reprint/Rated T+ …$3.99

GHOST RIDERS: HEAVEN’S ON FIRE #5 (of 6)
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by ROLAND BOSCHI
Cover by GREG LAND
The battle against Zadkiel, usurper of heaven, nears its conclusion as the all-new Orb and all-new Vengeance enter the fray, leading an army of zombie bikers against an army of Gun Nuns, with Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch caught in the middle. Plus, Jaine Cutter versus the Son of Satan and the junior Anti-Christ, Kid Blackheart, makes his move.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

IRON MAN VS. WHIPLASH #2 (of 4)
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM & BRANNON BRAGA
Penciled by PHILIPPE BRIONES
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Continuing the intro of the all-new, all-deadly Whiplash! Tony Stark is behind bars with dictators, despots and war criminals – and there’s nowhere else Whiplash would rather have him! How is this new nemesis formed from Stark’s own armor, and why does he want Iron Man destroyed? Before he tears up the screen in Iron Man II, be there for the arrival of the new Whiplash in the Marvel U!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MIGHTY AVENGERS #32
Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE
Pencils and Cover by KHOI PHAM
“The Coming Darkness…”
The throwdown you’ve been waiting for– and that Loki, God of Mischief– has been scheming towards: THE MIGHTY AVENGERS versus THE DARK AVENGERS! Hank Pym’s team has tried their best to be a shining light in the world of Dark Reign but this might be the time that light gets snuffed out! Special appearance by the MIGHTY THOR!
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #58
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by MATTEO LOLLI
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
With his relationship with Chat in turmoil, and with Gwen Stacy oddly claiming she’s his girlfriend, and with Aunt May suddenly needing $25,000, life is a little shaky for Peter Parker. Finding out that Tombstone and the Torino crime family have put a price on his head doesn’t exactly cheer him up and, now, on top of everything else, the Blonde Phantom Detective Agency is looking to contact Spider-Man, but do they want to recruit him, or join in on the hunt?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD #4 (of 4)
Written by TODD DEZAGO
Pencils & Cover by MARCELO DICHIARA
GET ‘ER WHILE SHE’S HOT!!! Join us for the final issue of the exciting AND hilarious comic based on the hit animated show, THE MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD SHOW!!!!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #18
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by IG GUARA
Cover by NIKO HENRICHON
The Avengers assemble with two new team members, one a cocky rookie with cosmic powers, and another the world’s most talented secret agent. But will even the combined powers of the Mighty Avengers be a match for the ghost of an old world giant that’s been terrorizing Britain? It’s a new Avengers versus the Old World, with the life of an entire village at stake!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MS. MARVEL #48
Written by BRIAN REED
Pencils by SANA TAKEDA
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
Ms. Marvel vs. Mystique! She raised Rogue, the woman who stole Carol’s powers and memories, and now the sinister shape-shifter is coming for Ms. Marvel herself! Yes, the collision readers have demanded since issue #1 is here as the march to the momentous issue #50 begins now!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NOMAD: GIRL WITHOUT A WORLD #4 (of 4)
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Penciled by DAVID BALDEON
Cover by RAFAEL ALBERQUERQUE
The student body at Rikki’s school has gone mad, and the combined efforts of NOMAD, FALCON and the YOUNG AVENGERS may not be enough to save them as the SECRET EMPIRE’s wicked plan kicks into high gear!
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

MARVEL 70th ANNIVERSARY FRAME ART ONE SHOT
One issue showcasing all the iconic 70th Anniversary variant covers from your favorite Marvel artists!
32 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

ORIGINS OF SIEGE
SIEGE is almost upon us! And this special giveaway issue contains everything readers will need to prepare themselves for the ultimate conflict to hit the Marvel Universe, six years in the making! Showcasing an ALL-NEW lead-in story featuring Loki, the God of Evil, ORIGINS OF SIEGE also contains an ALL-NEW origins section covering all of the major players in the battle, as drawn by the biggest artists at Marvel, as well as pinups and a checklist so you don’t miss a single important issue. All that and a preview of SIEGE #1! It’s time!
32 PGS./Rated T+…FREE (retailer note: it is only free if distributed on Dec. 30th)
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OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #12
Written by VARIOUS
Continuing the chronicle of the Marvel Universe, starting with Spider-Man (from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #501 on), Iron Man (from IRON MAN #1 (2005) on) and the X-Men (from UNCANNY X-MEN #465 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

NEW AVENGERS #60
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Get ready for something you never thought you’d see! Is this the end of Luke Cage? Has the Dark Reign found a casualty so horrifying that the Avengers may not be able to keep it together? Another shocker from the crack team of Bendis and Immonen.
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #3
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by MIKE MAYHEW
Clint Barton is in custody and that leaves not only Barton’s life in severe jeopardy but all the New Avengers are at serious risk. So the ladies of the Avengers ban together to do what they have to do in a double-sized blockbuster Avengers story with a startling new chapter in the life of Jessica Jones. Brought to you by Brian Michael Bendis and artist extraordinaire Mike Mayhew.
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT #4
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Penciled by JEROME OPEÑA
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
“SHOCK AND AWE,” PART 4
Stare into the abyss too long, sometimes it stares back at you. Sometimes it reaches out and drowns you. Bushman is back and he’s emptied Ravencroft Asylum, flooding the streets with a torrential wave of homicidal maniacs. As Moon Knight desperately races to be the hero he always strived to be, the question is, can he afford not to go a little crazy?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

PUNISHER #12
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by TONY MOORE
Cover by MIKE McKONE
“FRANKEN-CASTLE,” PART 2
The Punisher is dead, so who, or what, is the giant patchwork monster skulking through the tunnels under New York? And what do those strange armored Japanese hunters tracking him want? Criminals are no longer being killed; they are simply vanishing into thin air. Listen closely, you can hear their pleas far below the streets. Those forgotten by society have a new protector. The Legion of Monsters has found a new leader.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

SECRET WARRIORS #11
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
One month later. Nick Fury’s got an army. Hydra goes to war. Leviathan reveals itself. Things heat up and Young Gun Stefano Caselli returns to knock it out of the park!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SPIDER-WOMAN #4
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by ALEX MALEEV
It’s Spider-Woman versus the Thunderbolts. That’s right…all of them. A daring chase through the streets of Madripoor finds Jessica Drew pushing herself to the limit with nowhere to turn. Another dazzling chapter from the Eisner award-winning team of Bendis and Maleev featuring tons of material not seen in the accompanying motion comic.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

STRANGE #2 (of 4)
Written by MARK WAID
Penciled by EMMA RIOS
Cover by TOMM COKER
Who is Stephen Strange? Months ago, in a chance encounter, he saved a woman’s life–and since then, she’s devoted every waking moment to tracking him down and learning his secrets! But her investigations are taking her down a very dangerous road of magic and mysticism–and straight towards one of Strange’s oldest foes!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

THE TORCH #4 (of 8)
Written by ALEX ROSS & MIKE CAREY
Penciled by PATRICK BERKENKOTTER
Cover by ALEX ROSS
The Torch is (theoretically) alive and (arguably) free. But the consequences of the Thinker’s experiments are about to engulf the world in a nightmare from which there’s no waking up – unless Tom (Toro) Raymond can persuade his old friend that there are still things worth fighting for!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

THOR #605
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Pencils & Cover by BILLY TAN
The invisible hand of Loki’s sly tricks has made plain the treachery that lay in store…and after the devastating events of THOR: DEFINING MOMENTS GIANT-SIZE and THOR 604, everything comes to a head! The volatile balance of power in Latveria is tipped, and all sides march toward all-out war!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THUNDERBOLTS #139
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
Scourge and Ghost vs. Gorilla-Man and M-11, the Human Robot? Oh, it’s on! A former ally has earned Norman Osborn’s ire, and now he’s sent his team of psychos to unearth—and kill—none other than The Agents of Atlas! Can the Thunderbolts take down the squad of ‘50s misfits, or will they destroy themselves first? That’s right, writer Jeff Parker has brought his cult-fave team to town for a two-part throwdown…and when the dust clears, one T-Bolt won’t be left standing!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

BLACK PANTHER #11
Written by JONATHAN MABERRY
Penciled by KEN LASHLEY
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
“POWER,” PART 5
T’Challa prepares his Dora Milaje army to fight an unwinnable war, Storm battles an unstoppable and unnatural destructive force, and the new Black Panther wages war against an unbeatable foe: Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner! Guest-starring the Fantastic Four!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WHAT IF? ASTONISHING X-MEN
Written by JIM MCCANN & MATTEO CASALI
Penciled by DAVID YARDIN, KAI SPANNUTH & MIKE GETTY
Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL & KAI SPANNUTH
From the pages of Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s classic Astonishing X-Men run, see two titanic tales unfold: In the first, what if Ord from Breakworld brought Jean Grey back from the dead instead of Colossus? What happens when she’s reunited with the X-Men? And Emma? And how will this change affect the entire galaxy? A story of life, death, love and loss resulting in one word that strikes fear into all: Phoenix! “WHAT IF JEAN GREY WAS RESURRECTED INSTEAD OF COLOSSUS?” by Jim McCann (NEW AVENGERS: THE REUNION) and David Yardin (X-MEN ORIGINS: GAMBIT). In the second, when the artificial being known as Danger is out to destroy Xavier and his X-Men, someone else picks up her signal. Someone deadly they’ve never faced before… someone who’s ready to fall in love with the mutated Danger Room! “WHAT IF DANGER BECAME ULTRON’S BRIDE?” Written by Matteo Casali with incredible art by Mike Getty! Plus a “SAY WHAT?” comedy strip by Mike Gallagher (Mad Magazine) and Dave Manak (Spy Vs. Spy).
48 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

WHAT IF? WORLD WAR HULK
Written by MIKE RAICHT & MICHAEL GALLAGHER
Penciled by LUCIO PARRILLO & PATRICK “SPAZ!” SPAZIANTE
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. & MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Erupting out of what could have been in the pages of World War Hulk, a double trouble of stories! Writer Mike Raicht (EXILES ANNUAL) and artist Lucio Parrillo (Red Sonja) illustrate the Hulk’s war against the Illuminati and the resulting disaster that leaves Earth without its mightiest heroes. Who could possibly benefit from such a catastrophe? We’ll give you a hint, it’s not the Hulk… but they’re green, too. WHAT IF THE HEROES LOST WORLD WAR HULK? In the second feature, a vengeful Hulk and his Warbound began routing Earth’s super heroes, confident no one could stop him from dispensing his gladiatorial brand of justice. But in this alternate telling of the story, the recently returned God of Thunder hammers out a different conclusion in “WHAT IF THOR PARTICIPATED IN WORLD WAR HULK? by Michael Gallagher (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) and SPAZ! (MUTIES). Plus a “SAY WHAT?” comedy strip by Mike Gallagher (Mad Magazine) and Dave Manak (Spy Vs. Spy).
48 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

WHAT IF? DAREDEVIL VS. ELEKTRA
Written by KARL BOLLERS
Penciled by RAFAEL KAYANAN
Cover by KLAUS JANSON & DEAN WHITE
Daredevil. Elektra. Once upon a time they were star-crossed lovers, but then fate took a tragic twist leading them down wildly separate paths. He became Hell’s Kitchen’s blind seeker of justice while she became a servant to the Hand and their deadliest ninja assassin. But What If…events occurred differently? What If DD was inducted into their evil order in her place? WHAT IF DAREDEVIL DIED AND WAS RESURRECTED BY THE HAND? If that question provides you a gnat’s whisker of intrigue, then you definitely won’t want to miss this What If special based on the seminal early 80s Daredevil run by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson! By Karl Bollers (WOLVERINE: HUNGER) and Rafael Kayanan (Conan The Barbarian). Plus a “SAY WHAT?” comedy strip by Mike Gallagher (Mad Magazine) and Dave Manak (Spy Vs. Spy).
48 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

WHAT IF? SPIDER-MAN: HOUSE OF M
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER & FRANK TIERI
Penciled by DAVE ROSS & BRIAN HABERLIN
Cover by TERRY DODSON & JORGE MOLINA
Gwen Stacy meant everything to Peter Parker…and then she was gone, murdered by the Green Goblin. When the Scarlet Witch shifted reality in HOUSE OF M, Peter got to live the dream of marrying Gwen and raising a son…but soon that, too, was gone. But what would happen if Gwen didn’t vanish along with the rest of the HOUSE OF M? In other words, WHAT IF GWEN STACY SURVIVED THE HOUSE OF M? In the first feature, questions about what would happen between Gwen and Peter, between Peter and Mary Jane, and, indeed, what would happen to reality itself are answered as only Sean McKeever (Teen Titans) can. Joining him are Dave Ross (AVENGERS WEST COAST) with paints by Jorge Molina (X-MEN: MANIFEST DESTINY – NIGHTCRAWLER). Guest-starring THE NEW AVENGERS, DOCTOR STRANGE and VILLAINS GALORE! In the second feature, Peter Parker returns home from the House of M reality — but he’s not alone. Gwen and Richie have made the trip as well — along with something far more problematic. Far more sinister. And it will threaten to destroy not only himself and his loved ones, but everything Spider-Man stands for! “WHAT IF GWEN & RICHIE PARKER EXISTED OUTSIDE OF HOM?” by Frank Tieri (EXCALIBUR) and Brian Haberlin (Spawn). Plus a “SAY WHAT?” comedy strip by Mike Gallagher (Mad Magazine) and Dave Manak (Spy Vs. Spy).
48 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

WHAT IF? SECRET INVASION
Written by KEVIN GREVIOUX, KARL BOLLERS & CHRIS ACOSTA
Penciled by POW RODRIX & LARRY STROMAN
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU & GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
We all know how Secret Invasion ended with the Skrulls defeated and the death of the Wasp and the Skrull Queen. But what if it happened another way? Get ready to check out two widely different tales exploring that question. In the first story, scribes Kevin Grevioux (NEW WARRIORS, Underworld movies) and Karl Bollers (EMMA FROST) ask more questions: What if Reed Richards was killed before escaping from the Skrulls? Would our heroes still have won the day? Or would Earth embrace the Skrull way of life? In other words, “WHAT IF THE SKRULLS WON?” Illustrations by hot newcomer Pow Rodrix (Justice League America) with digital paints by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (TERROR INC.). The second story presents a twilight zone take on the question, “WHAT IF THE SECRET INVASION STAYED SECRET?” by newcomer Chris Acosta with art by Larry Stroman (X-FACTOR) and Carl Potts (Alien Legion). Plus a “SAY WHAT?” comedy strip by Mike Gallagher (Mad Magazine) and Dave Manak (Spy Vs. Spy).
48 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

REALM OF KINGS: IMPERIAL GUARD #2 (of 5)
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by KEV WALKER
Cover by BRIAN HABERLAIN
Is Black Bolt alive? The Imperial Guard’s mission into the bizarre and dangerous realm of the Fault begins! Their objective: to find any remaining evidence of the two missing kings! Patience and restraint are put to the test as the Guard is obliged to work alongside the pirate Starjammers they have spent so many years pursuing. Can they learn to get along…or will the Fault finish them before they get the chance?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

REALM OF KINGS: INHUMANS #2 (of 5)
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by PABLO RAIMONDI
Cover by STJEPAN SEJIC
Guest starring the Mighty Avengers! It’s more courtly intrigue and crushing cosmic action as Attilan faces threats from within and without! The Alpha Primitives revolt! Devos the Destroyer attacks from the heavens! The Inhuman Royal Family struggles to maintain control, but can they maintain their authority if they don’t even trust each other? And how will the arrival of Quicksilver and the Mighty Avengers upset the balance of power?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #21
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by BRAD WALKER
Cover by DAVID WILKINS
A REALM OF KINGS ISSUE! As the shocking true dangers of the Fault become apparent, the Luminals make an unregulated trip into the wild zone, and they’ve brought back something that threatens to exterminate all life on Knowhere! You guessed it, now it’s up to our rag-tag band of misfits to save the universe in another issue of the series that Ain’t It Cool News says “makes my geek heart pitter-patter!”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NOVA #32
Written by ANDY LANNING & DAN ABNETT
Penciled by ANDREA DI VITO
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
A REALM OF KINGS ISSUE! It’s the long-awaited and shattering return of one of the Human Rocket’s greatest foes…the Sphinx! Nova and Darkhawk are missing and presumed dead—and they really will be dead if they don’t put aside their roles of hunter and hunted! Can the galaxy’s top cop team up with the galaxy’s most wanted to stop a rising menace from the past…and the future? Find out what a huge threat the immortal Sphinx poses to the Marvel Universe, and discover why CosmicBookNews.com raves “tightly paced, beautiful to behold, exciting, and fun…from beginning to end, NOVA will keep you on the edge of your seat.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ASTONISHING X-MEN #33
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils & Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
“EXOGENETIC,” PART 3
Dead mutants turned into biological weapons…genetically-reprogrammed Brood sleazoids… missing data on Henry McCoy’s research computers…the truth about what Abby Brand was trying to burn out on Cruithne. It all adds up to an attempt to remove mutantcy from the planet Earth entirely — and the rise of the Bio-Sentinels.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #518 & #519
Written by MATT FRACTION
Penciled by TERRY DODSON
Covers by TERRY DODSON (#518) & GREG LAND (#519)
Cyclops takes a voyage into the head of Emma Frost in hopes of containing the horrifying piece of the villainous Void that has been stuck there since UTOPIA. Can they possibly defeat the awfulness that has haunted the most powerful being in the Marvel U? Tensions are rising on Utopia as the X-Men deal with the new members of their team and the fact that the island is…well…sinking. And Wolverine and a classic pal take one of the craziest journies you’ve ever seen. Parts 4 and 5 (of 8).
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)

NATION X #1 (of 4)
Written by SIMON SPURRIER, JAMES ASMUS & SCOTT SNYDER
Penciled by DAVID LOPEZ, STEPHEN THOMPSON & MORE
Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER
A mutant nation has been created on UTOPIA, off the coast of California. But what does that mean to the X-Men? Don’t miss the series that delves into the lives and minds of your favorite X-Characters. This issue stars Colossus, Wolverine, Nightcrawler and others!
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

DARK X-MEN #2 (of 5)
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
X-MAN, A.K.A. NATE GRAY IS BACK! Sadly, the X-Men that he first encounters are Norman Osborn’s X-Men and they don’t like the idea of an Omega-level mutant that won’t tow the company line. Do they have a chance of defeating X-Man? And if they don’t, what does that mean to Osborn’s agenda?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DEADPOOL #18
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by PACO MEDINA
Cover by JASON PEARSON
TIE-IN TO “NATION X”
“WANT YOU TO WANT ME,” PART 3
Cyclops thought he knew how volatile, unpredictable and ultimately destructive Deadpool could be. That’s why, rather than allowing him to enter Utopia, he instead assigned Domino to monitor the would-be X-Man’s actions in San Francisco — keep him close, but at a safe distance. But with Deadpool, there’s no such thing as a “safe distance”…and Cyclops is about to find out that Deadpool has a plan to do something so heinous that it could destroy all of Utopia!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #898
Written by MIKE BENSON
Penciled by CARLO BARBERI
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
“BRING ME THE HEAD OF MICKEY DOBBS”
Everyone’s favorite Merc with a Mouth hacks and wisecracks his way across the Marvel Universe in this third ongoing series featuring a new guest-star every month! This month: the Zapata Brothers, brought to you by the creative team behind DEADPOOL: SUICIDE KINGS, Mike Benson and Carlo Barberi! What happens when you take the Regenerating Degenerate, a couple of Mexican wrestler bounty hunters, the South American drug cartel, and a one-million dollar bounty on the head of a guy who’s already dead? You get a ride into the bowels of a Texas border town, where everyone is out for themselves…and nothing is as it seems.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

DEADPOOL: MERC WITH A MOUTH #6
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Penciled by BONG DAZO
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
“HEAD TRIP,” PART 6
Space, the Final Frontier. O-ver-ra-ted. Wade, the severed Zombie Deadpool head and Dr. Betty find themselves back on good old Earth, knee-deep in swampy goodness. Seems like Headpool is a little homesick, and everyone agrees the zombie virus should be put safely back into its own dimension. All they’ve got to do is find that damn dimensional portal. Anyway, you don’t think A.I.M, is gonna give up that easy, do you? No way. Just because their space station got itself all blown up doesn’t mean they’re out of the game. But wait — who’s this surprise guest star? Is it a MAN? Is it a THING? Well, you see where this is going … Is this enough preview copy to get you to buy the damn book…because I can go on all night?!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

CABLE #21
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Penciled by HUMBERTO RAMOS, LAN MEDINA & PAUL GULACY
Cover by MARKO DJURDEVIC
“HOMECOMING,” PART 1
PRELUDE TO “X-MEN: SECOND COMING” EVENT!
From the moment Cable jumped into the time stream with the infant “mutant messiah,” he’s had only one goal: keep Hope alive until she can choose her own destiny. But now, stranded on a planet in its death throes, eating fried rat on a stick for the millionth time, Hope turns to Cable and tells him she’s ready to go home. Thus begins “Homecoming,” the penultimate chapter in the X-Men saga that began with “Messiah CompleX.” It’s not only zero hour for Cable and Hope, but also for the mutant hunting them, Lucas Bishop, who is rapidly running out of chances to save mutantkind and the world. Because if Hope does make it back to the present, everything changes for the X-Men.
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

X-FORCE ANNUAL #1
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN, CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Art by JASON PEARSON & CARLO BARBERI
Cover by JASON PEARSON
Wolverine is sent into the heart of a Hydra base alone. His mission: like a needle in a haystack, he’s tasked with bringing in one specific Hydra agent. But why? And what does this mission have to do with the dwindling mutant population and X-Force?
Plus, a NECROSHA BONUS FEATURE!! The Black Queen’s forces are consuming Utopia. The X-Men and X-Force fight for their lives. And amid the chaos, a squad of resurrected Acolytes have come for the former White King of the Hellfire Club…Magneto. But what they find instead is much, much worse: DEADPOOL! The Merc With a Mouth (and Loa) joins the fight in ‘UNDEADPOOL.’
40 pages /Parental Advisory…..3.99

X-MEN LEGACY #230
Written by MIKE CAREY & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Pencils & Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA
It’s Rogue and Trance vs. Emplate — a villain who has single-handedly taken down teams of X-Men A-Listers. Do they stand a chance? We sure hope so as X-MEN LEGACY #231 is on sale two weeks later! Don’t miss the killer climax to the huge first arc of the new direction on X-MEN LEGACY! Plus, a Cable backstory!
40 PGS./Rated T+…$3.99

X-MEN LEGACY #231
Written by MIKE CAREY
Pencils by CLAY MANN
Cover by ADI GRANOV
“NECROSHA”
The NECROSHA event hits X-MEN: LEGACY! Selene’s masterplan is clicking into place, but she got something she didn’t plan for when Destiny was brought back to life. A major X-Villain came back with Destiny and a who’s who of X-Men are sent to Muir Island to deal with them. Join Nightcrawler, Colossus, Psylocke, Rogue (if she makes it through #230 alive) and a new member (who’s so secret we can’t mention him here) as they dive into NECROSHA. Part 1 (of 3)
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-FORCE #22
Written by CRAIG KYLE, CHRISTOPHER YOST & DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
The unthinkable happens as NECROSHA continues! Selene’s actions on Genosha have changed everything, and while the X-Men were desperate to save their species…this isn’t what they had in mind. But as the siege by dead mutants continues, things get even deadlier with the arrival of Selene’s very much ALIVE Inner Circle at the X-Men’s headquarters. With Eli Bard in tow, WITHER, MORTIS, SENYAKA and BLINK have come for one thing, and anyone who gets in their way will die. PART THREE (of SIX) PLUS – A CABLE BACKUP STORY!
40 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

NEW MUTANTS #8
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by DIOGENES NEVES
Cover by ADAM KUBERT
“NECROSHA”
The New Mutants’ part in NECROSHA comes to a close here! It’s Doug Ramsey and the Hellions vs. Sam and his crew and it ain’t looking good for our friends in the yellow and black. Part 3 (of 3)
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-NECROSHA: THE GATHERING
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Art by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY, LEONARDO MANCO, IBRAIM ROBERSON, MATEUS SANTOLOUCO & MORE
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Selene’s Inner Circle stand revealed… Wither, Mortis, Senyaka, Eli Bard and Blink. But what led Selene to gather some of the deadliest mutants in the world? Why would one of the X-Men’s students join her? Who is Mortis? How is Blink alive? The stories of the Black Queen’s death dealers are told in this anthology one-shot by some of today’s hottest artists!
48 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

PSYLOCKE #2 (of 4)
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Penciled by HARVEY TOLIBAO
Cover by DAVID FINCH
Ninjas. Thugs. Armed bodyguards. Psylocke will cut through them all to exact her revenge upon Matsu’o—the man responsible for making her the ninja warrior that she is. Without provocation, he’s done the unthinkable. And Psylocke will ensure that he does not go unpunished.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

S.W.O.R.D. #2
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by STEVEN SANDERS
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Extraterrestrials are no longer welcome on Earth. So say goodbye to Marvel Boy, Beta Ray Bill, Karolina from the Runaways and a ton of others…including Agent Brand and Lockheed! Henry Gyrich has turned the tables on our heroine and her time as head of S.W.O.R.D. is coming to a close.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-FACTOR #200
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by BING CANSINO
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN
Variant Cover by RYAN SOOK
“THE INVISIBLE GIRL HAS VANISHED”
X-Factor has relocated back to New York, and their first client is a keeper: Franklin Richards, whose mom has disappeared and who figures that the premiere detective agency in the Marvel Universe has the best chance of finding her. Except Reed Richards doesn’t seem especially cooperative in helping them locate his missing wife. What is he hiding, and does it have anything to do with the coming Darkness? Meanwhile, Val Cooper has some bad news for Monet: Her ambassador father has been taken prisoner by terrorists, and she has less than 24 hours to find him before he winds up getting his head cut off on video.
104 PGS./New & Reprint/Rated T+ …$4.99

DARK WOLVERINE #81
Written by MARJORIE LIU & DANIEL WAY
Penciled by GUISSEPPE CAMMUNCOLI
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
“A CAUTIONARY TALE”
In this standalone story, everything you thought you knew about the enigmatic Dark Avenger Daken gets turned upside-down. Moonstone lets her curiosity—and her training as a doctor of psychology—get the better of her as she attempts to uncover what lies beneath Daken’s surface. But when she finally gets him alone, what she finds just might kill her. A perfect place to jump on board to find out why critics are calling this series
“a must read”!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE WEAPON X #8
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by YANICK PAQUETTE
Cover by ADAM KUBERT
In the deepest darkest dungeons of the Dunwich Sanatorium, the true nature of this maddest of all madhouses is finally revealed, but will the answer come too late for Wolverine to salvage what’s left of his sanity? And just what is Dr. Rot building with all of those brains?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE: UNDER THE BOARDWALK
Written by STUART MOORE
Pencils & Cover by TOMM COKER
Forty years ago, Logan spent one amazing night with a cocktail waitress — and witnessed a murder. Now an anonymous tip summons him to Atlantic City, promising answers to a gangland mystery spanning the decades. But as Logan slashes and claws his way toward the truth, he finds himself caught between an old flame and a fiery young woman — at least one of whom hides a deadly secret. Written by Stuart Moore (WOLVERINE NOIR) with art by Tomm Coker. (DAREDEVIL NOIR).
40 PGS./One-Shot/Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE ORIGINS #43
Written by DANIEL WAY
Pencils & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
“7 The Hard Way,” Part 3
With Bruce Banner and his fearsome son Skaar onboard, and with the enigmatic X-Man Cloak apparently on his side, Wolverine’s mysterious plan to finally defeat Romulus seems to be going well…but that was before coming face to face—and blade to blade—with Kenuichio Harada, the Silver Samurai! Is he part of the plan, or the one who will completely derail it?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-BABIES #3 (of 4)
Written by GREGG SCHIGIEL
Penciled by JACOB CHABOT
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Star Comic Variant Cover by JACOB CHABOT
Top Dog arrives on the scene as the X-Babies continue their quest to take down the new bosses of Mojoworld. And if that’s not enough, the X-Babies come face-to-face with their adorable replacements! Plus a last page that’ll…well, we don’t want to spoil it. PLUS – A Star Comics reprint!
40 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #6
Written by SCOTT GRAY
Penciled by SCOTT KOBLISH
Cover by PAUL PELLETIER
The Knights of Hykon continue their assault! Drowning Shadow, Sleeping Mist and Bone Dancer join the battle as the X-Men struggle to survive! Nick Fury and SHIELD face total destruction! Nightcrawler enters the enemy’s lair, and makes a heart-rending discovery! But Peter Corbeau has the most shocking news of all – and it’s going to have Cyclops seeing RED! Miss it not, mutated ones!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN FOREVER #13 & 14
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils & Covers by TOM GRUMMETT
Join Comics Legend CHRIS CLAREMONT and original series artist TOM GRUMMETT as they continue making history in the landmark X-MEN FOREVER! The X-Men continue their adventures in RUSSIA! Reuniting with Peter Rasputin has been a bittersweet experience for Kitty Pryde: emotionally, Peter isn’t the same man she used to know. Now with the disappearance of Illyana Rasputin, Peter, Kitty, Gambit, Lil’ ‘Ro and the leader of the Russian mutant force known as the Winter Guard, the Black Widow, must use every resource to track Illyana down. For another threat lies within the innocent little girl…Dark Magik!!! Don’t miss a minute of this groundbreaking series.
32 PGS.(each)/Rated A …$3.99 (each)

PUNISHERMAX #2
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by STEVE DILLON
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
“KINGPIN,” PART 2
An all-new ongoing series from the acclaimed team of Jason Aaron (WOLVERINE: WEAPON X) and Steve Dillon (PUNISHER: WELCOME BACK FRANK), two guys who were born to tell the exploits of Marvel’s most brutal vigilante. Learn how mob bodyguard Wilson Fisk became the hard-bitten, brutal man he is today, as his plan to become the most powerful crime figure in New York springs into action. The rise of the Kingpin continues, though not if Frank Castle has anything to say about it.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

STARR THE SLAYER #4 (of 4)
Written by DANIEL WAY
Art & Cover by RICHARD CORBEN
His army assembled, the barbarian juggernaut Starr marches out of the Darklands and straight into Kulumurud, the heart of the evil sorcerer Trull’s empire! But Trull knows Starr is coming and goes to Len Carson, the hapless pulp novelist and creator of Starr whom he holds captive, to use his magic—his typewriter—to create a deadly trap that Starr not only won’t be able to avoid, but that he will not be able to survive! The fate of Zardath hangs in the balance of this final battle, with no guarantee of a future of any kind!
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

FORTUNE AND GLORY: A TRUE HOLLYWOOD COMIC BOOK STORY DELUXE HC ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Cover by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Before ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, before NEW AVENGERS, before SECRET INVASION…Brian Bendis was an award-winning cartoonist, and this scathing Hollywood tell-all was one of his best! Entertainment Weekly gave him an A, Hollywood insiders fell all over themselves to praise him, and fans everywhere gave him a thumbs-up for hilarity. Now, for its tenth anniversary, Bendis releases his sold-out miniseries FORTUNE & GLORY in color for the first time — featuring colors by Matt Wilson (Phonogram). Marvel once again at the stupidity of Hollywood producers, and the enthralling mood swings and ego nosedives of a little indie comic-book creator caught up in the maelstrom of the motion picture industry. This deluxe collection features brand-new text pieces by Bendis, and pages and scenes left on the cutting-room floor. Featuring an introduction by Paul Dini.
144 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY…$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4309-3

POWERS #2
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
POWERS continues its monthly comeback!! Following the shocking revelations about Walker’s past in our first issue, we dig deeper into the mysterious death of Z, the leader of the super hero rat pack of yesteryear. All this PLUS the long-awaited return of the Powers Personals! That’s right!! Will Kick-Ass get you a girl? No. Will Incognito get you a honey? Pretty unlikely. Will Kabuki get you– Well, Kabuki will probably get you a threesome but…Powers is back!!
40 PGS./Mature …$3.95 .

CRIMINAL: THE SINNERS #3
By Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
TRACY LAWLESS is tasked with solving the murders of several mobsters in the city, but his own self-destructive impulses are starting to get in his way. Women and Chinese Triad killers are here to complicate his life, especially the women.
And remember, the single issues of CRIMINAL are filled with articles and extras that are not reprinted in the collections.
40 PGS/ No Ads/ Mature Content …. $3.50

ED HANNIGAN: COVERED
Master artist Ed Hannigan did many of Marvel’s cover layouts of the late ’70s and early ’80s. Over that time, Ed created some of the most innovative cover designs ever. His covers for The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe and Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man still stand today as some of the finest of all time!
Today, Ed is 58 years old and has multiple sclerosis. Through special arrangement with the Hero Initiative, Marvel is offering Ed Hannigan: Covered, a massive 48-page collection of Ed’s covers, designs he created for other artists, and even rare glimpses at licensing and merchandising art Ed did. Best of all, proceeds benefit Ed Hannigan directly!
This volume also features a new cover by Ed, and new tribute pieces from Mark Millar, Michael Avon Oeming, Jim Valentino, Herb Trimpe, and more!
NOTE: There will be ONLY ONE PRINTING OF THIS BOOK EVER! Get it now so you don’t blow your chance!
48 pages…$5.99
UPC: 5960607056-00111

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE X-MEN VOL. 8 HC
Written by STEVE ENGLEHART, LEN WEIN, CHRIS CLAREMONT, BILL MANTLO, ROY THOMAS & TONY ISABELLA
Penciled by SAL BUSCEMA, DON HECK, HERB TRIMPE, GIL KANE & JOHN BUSCEMA
Cover by GIL KANE
This is it! The culmination of the Silver Age legacy of Marvel’s mutant misfits, the X-Men! Closing the gap between the end of the X-Men’s original series in 1970 and the debut of the All-New, All-Different team in 1975, the Marvel Masterworks present several never-before-collected X-Men tales that set the stage for Giant-Size X-Men #1! First up: Forced underground by anti-mutant hysteria run amok, the X-Men find themselves pursued by a secret adversary that seeks to pick them off one by one. And if being on the run wasn’t tough enough, here comes Magneto! Only the combined might of the X-Men and the Avengers can prevent the Master of Magnetism from unleashing a nuclear holocaust. Then, with the X-Men’s ranks dwindling, Professor X, Cyclops and Marvel Girl head West for reinforcements, but instead bump into the Incredible Hulk and the Juggernaut. (Ouch!) Next comes the culmination of the classic Secret Empire saga, where the X-Men find they share a common enemy with Captain America and join forces with the shield-slingin’ Avenger to save the nation and rescue their mutant comrades. Then, on the eve of the X-Men’s departure to face Krakoa the Living Island, Iceman and the Human Torch team-up to battle Equinox, the Thermo-Dynamic Man—and with his team missing, Professor X must enlist the Defenders to fight a resurgent Magneto and Alpha, the Ultimate Mutant! To top it all off, we’ve also included X-Man-to-be Wolverine’s very first appearance! The ol’ Canucklehead leaps from the top-secret Weapon X program and throws down in his first famous battle with the Incredible Hulk. It’s the all-time classic that made comic book history! There’s also the debut of Madrox the Multiple Man—Chris Claremont’s first X-Man—and the Beast vs. the Griffin. This X-tra special Masterworks volume polishes off the library of every X-Fan’s dreams—completing the original adventures of Marvel’s most-famous super team! Collecting AVENGERS #110-111, INCREDIBLE HULK #172, 180 & 181, CAPTAIN AMERICA #172-175, MARVEL TEAM-UP #23 & 38, DEFENDERS #15-16 and GIANT-SIZE FANTASTIC FOUR #4, plus the rare covers to X-MEN #81-93.
304 PGS./All Ages …$54.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4222-5
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE X-MEN VOL. 8 HC — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 134
304 PGS./All Ages …$54.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4223-2

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA TALES TO ASTONISH VOL. 3 HC
Written by STAN LEE & LARRY LIEBER
Penciled by JACK KIRBY, STEVE DITKO, DON HECK, GENE COLAN & BOB FORGIONE
Cover by JACK KIRBY
Prepare yourself for another dramatic dose of monsters from the mind of Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko’s strange suspense thrillers from TALES TO ASTONISH! There’s more big monster rampages than you can shake a stick at with Trull the Inhuman—a mechanical beast that would make a monster truck shudder– the menace of Moomba, the Creature from Krogarr, the Gorilla-Man, the Abominable Snowman, and the first-ever appearance of Hank Pym, the man who would become Ant-Man! To top it off, there’s Steve Ditko’s suspenseful shorts that will take you to the farthest reaches of the universe and the darkest depths of the human soul. Each tightly-told tale is a lesson for mankind that will make you think twice before you turn out the light! These strange stories were the mortar in the foundation of the House of Ideas, where Stan Lee and his two greatest collaborators built the synergy and style that would turn the comics’ world on its head. So sign up for your copy today, and experience the energy of their imaginations in its most raw form! Collecting TALES TO ASTONISH #21-30.
272 PGS./All Ages …$59.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4196-9
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA TALES TO ASTONISH VOL. 3 HC— VARIANT EDITION VOL. 135
272 PGS./All Ages …$59.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4197-6

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE UNCANNY X-MEN VOL. 2 TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT & BILL MANTLO
Penciled by DAVE COCKRUM, JOHN BYRNE, BOB BROWN & TONY DEZUNIGA
Cover by DAVE COCKRUM & DEAN WHITE
Setting a new standard for Marvel super heroes wasn’t enough for mssrs. Claremont and Cockrum. In their second Marvel Masterworks outing with the Uncanny X-Men they aren’t just aiming for All-New and All-Different, they’re shooting for the stars! But before they can reach those heights Jean Grey must fall from the heavens in order to save her teammates’ lives—and to reemerge from the ashes as The Phoenix! And though they may have saved one of their own, the X-Men must next face a fight from within the family. The Juggernaut and Black Tom Cassidy drive the Children of Atom to the edge of disaster, pushing Storm into the depths of childhood horrors and testing the mettle of Colossus and Wolverine to their utmost. And then, with the X-Men at their seeming breaking point, comes the return of Magneto! Then it’s off to the stars and to the Shi’ar empire to meet the Starjammers, Lilandra, Deathbird, and the Imperial Guard, not to mention a certain artist named John Byrne! Also featuring the first appearance of Weapon Alpha, the cornerstone of both Alpha Flight and Wolverine’s storied past in Weapon X, and a baseball game so wild it could only be the X-Men – this second volume of Uncanny Masterworks extends the dynamic legacy of Marvel’s merry mutants! Collecting X-MEN #101-110.
192 PGS./All Ages …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3704-7
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE UNCANNY X-MEN VOL. 2 TPB — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 12
192 PGS./All Ages …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3705-4

MARVEL ZOMBIES RETURN HC
Written by FRED VAN LENTE, DAVID WELLINGTON, JONATHAN MABERRY & SETH GRAHAME-SMITH
Penciled by NICK DRAGOTTA, ANDREA MUTTI, JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER & RICHARD ELSON
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
They’re back! What happened to Spider-Man, Colonel America, Power Man, Giant-Man and Wolverine at the end of MARVEL ZOMBIES 2? Where were they transported to… and, more importantly, when? A frightening five-part event shambles to life here, penned by resident (evil) MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 and 4 scribe Fred Van Lente and three of today’s hottest novelists of zombie fiction! Collecting MARVEL ZOMBIES RETURN #1-5.
120 PGS./Parental Advisory …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4277-5
Trim size: oversized

MIGHTY AVENGERS: SECRET INVASION HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by KHOI PHAM, STEFANO CASELLI, CARLOS PAGULAYAN, LEE WEEKS, JIM CHEUNG, ALEX MALEEV & JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Nick Fury is back! As the war with the Skrulls reaches a fever pitch in SECRET INVASION, MIGHTY AVENGERS answers many of the event’s most compelling questions: Where is Nick Fury, and what has he been up to? Who are the mysterious “Caterpillars”? What’s keeping the Sentry from taking out the shape-changing aliens single-handedly? And Hank Pym’s a Skrull…how the heck did that happen?! Plus: the revelation that Elektra was a Skrull impostor sent shockwaves through the Marvel Universe, and the mistrust that followed tore at the fabric of the Avengers’ unity. Now, with the Secret Invasion of the Skrulls in full force, the secrets of her abduction are laid bare! Telling the stories behind the stories that breathless Marvel fans have been waiting for, this oversized hardcover continues to explore the Skrull infiltration and invasion of Earth! Collecting MIGHTY AVENGERS #12-20.
240 PGS./Rated A …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4261-4
Trim size: oversized

HOUSE OF M: SPIDER-MAN, FANTASTIC FOUR & X-MEN HC
Written by MARK WAID, TOM PEYER, FABIAN NICIEZA, JOHN LAYMAN, REGINALD HUDLIN & CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by SALVADOR LARROCA, TOM GRUMMETT, SCOT EATON, TREVOR HAIRSINE, ALAN DAVIS & CHRIS BACHALO
Cover by JOE QUESADA
The Scarlet Witch has changed the universe, but Saturnyne’s come to destroy it! The House of M is spilling into the multiverse like dominos and may topple it like cards, especially if omnipotent evildoers Mad Jim and madder Jamie have their way! Captain Britain and his family have two days to save the world as they know it…if only they can remember it! Heroes and villains will die, but which are which? Plus: If Magneto rules the world, where are Doctor Doom and the Green Goblin, to say nothing of their archenemies? The answers surprised the world! Guest-starring the Black Panther, the Thunderbolts and more! Featuring the pre-formation of New Excalibur! Collecting SPIDER-MAN: HOUSE OF M #1-5, NEW THUNDERBOLTS #11, FANTASTIC FOUR: HOUSE OF M #1-3, BLACK PANTHER #7 and UNCANNY X-MEN #462-465.
344 PGS./Rated T+ …$39.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3881-5
Trim size: oversized

TIMELY 70th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION HC
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM, KARL KESEL, STEVE ELLIS, TOM DEFALCO, JAMES ROBINSON, DAVID LAPHAM, ROGER STERN, JEN VAN METER, ROY THOMAS, SCOTT SNYDER & DAVID LISS
Penciled by JAVIER PULIDO, STEVE UY, STEVE ELLIS, CHRIS BURNHAM, MARCOS MARTIN, DAVID LAPHAM, PAOLO RIVERA, ANDY MACDONALD, MITCH BREITWEISER, SCOTT WEGENER & JASON ARMSTRONG
Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA
Presenting 11 celebratory specials commemorating 70 years of Marvel! Watch a scrawny kid from Brooklyn named Steve Rogers show the world that you don’t need a super-soldier serum to be a hero. And it’s the year 1940, and thanks to policewoman Betty Dean, the young Namor the Sub-Mariner has momentarily halted his jihad against the surface world. Find out if the Human Torch can learn to tap into the human side of the Torch, or must he sacrifice himself to save the people he has sworn to protect? All this plus much, much more! Collecting all the 70th anniversary specials! ALL SELECT COMICS #1, ALL WINNERS COMICS #1, USA COMICS #1 MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #1, CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1, MYSTIC COMICS #1, YOUNG ALLIES COMICS #1, MISS AMERICA COMICS #1, SUB-MARINER COMICS #1, HUMAN TORCH COMICS #1 and DARING MYSTERY COMICS #1.
280 PGS./Rated A …$39.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3899-0
Trim size: oversized

THOR: TALES OF ASGARD BY STAN LEE & JACK KIRBY COIPEL COVER HC
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 acover by current THOR artist Olivier Coipel. Collecting THOR: TALES OF ASGARD BY STAN LEE & JACK KIRBY #1-6.
256 PGS./Rated A …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3921-8
Trim size: oversized
THOR: TALES OF ASGARD BY STAN LEE & JACK KIRBY KIRBY COVER HC
256 PGS./Rated A…$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4308-6

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN VOL. 3: WORLD’S MOST WANTED BOOK 2 PREMIERE HC
Written by MATT FRACTION
Penciled by SALVADOR LARROCA
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
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… Collecting INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #14-19.
144 PGS./Rated A …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3935-5
Trim size: standard
THESE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN VOL. 1: THE FIVE NIGHTMARES…$19.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3412-1)
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN VOL. 2: WORLD’S MOST WANTED BOOK 1…$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3413-8)

THUNDERBOLTS: WIDOWMAKER PREMIERE HC
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE & MIGUEL SEPULVIDA
Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
It’s Thunderbolt vs. Thunderbolt, as Norman Osborn’s black-ops hit squad targets former team-member Songbird—and this time, they’re not underestimating this bird of prey! But even with a pack of blood-thirsty killers on her heels, Songbird has a few tricks up her sleeve…and enough experience fighting dirty to know that attack is the best form of defense! The acclaimed team of Andy Diggle serves up another offering of the book that Wizard calls “a breakout book”! Collecting THUNDERBOLTS #133-137.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4006-1
Trim size: standard

PUNISHER: DEAD END PREMIERE HC
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by TAN ENG HUAT & JASON PEARSON
Cover by JASON PEARSON
Russ Manning Award winner Tan Eng Huat (GHOST RIDER, SILVER SURFER) joins critically acclaimed writer Rick Remender (Fear Agent) in chronicling Frank Castle’s war against Osborn’s Cabal as the corrosive effects of their “Dark Reign” further degenerate the Marvel Universe. The Hood’s crime organization has infected the entire world, and nowhere is it more prevalent than the street of New York where, hidden within the decaying husks of abandoned buildings, the Hood has built his secret empire out of everyone’s sight… including Norman Osborn’s. The Punisher is the one man standing between the new kingpin of crime and total domination, but in order to save his city from the decay and corruption, Frank Castle will first have to survive the rage of– THE DEADLY DOZEN! And in Annual #1, a hypnotized Spider-Man attempts to grind the Punisher’s bones into paste! Collecting PUNISHER #6-10 and ANNUAL #1
152 PGS./Parental Advisory …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4278-2
Trim size: standard

SPIDER-MAN: RED-HEADED STRANGER PREMIERE HC
Written by FRED VAN LENTE & BRIAN REED
Penciled by BARRY KITSON, ROBERT ATKINS, STEPHAN ROUX, YANICK PAQUETTE & JAVIER PULIDO
Cover by ADI GRANOV
THE CHAMELEON returns with a terrifying new mission that has MAYOR J. JONAH JAMESON squarely in his sights! Meanwhile, the ANTI-SPIDER SQUAD narrows its dragnet around the Wall-Crawler, and Peter Parker gets a brand new job…will it bring him closer to the newly-returned MARY JANE, or push her further away? Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #602-605.
120 PGS./Rated A …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4158-7
Trim size: standard

IRON MAN: IRON MONGER PREMIERE HC
Written by DENNY O’NEIL
Penciled by LUKE MCDONNELL, RICH BUCKLER, SAL BUSCEMA, HERB TRIMPE & MARK BRIGHT
Covers by JOHN BYRNE & MARK BRIGHT
He’s lost his armor and his fortune, but not his nerve! Tony Stark’s back on his feet after everything Obadiah Stane has thrown at him, but now the bilious billionaire is taking away Stark’s friends…one of them forever! The enmity spanning more than thirty issues ends in a steel-plated slugfest from which only one can walk away! Plus: vision quests and extradimensional intrigue! Madame Masque and Thundersword! And the debut of the Scourge of the Underworld! Guest-starring the West Coast Avengers! Collecting IRON MAN (1968) #193-200.
208 PGS./Rated T+ …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4260-7
Trim size: standard
IRON MAN: IRON MONGER PREMIERE HC — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 41 DM ONLY
208 PGS./Rated T+ …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4288-1

BLACK WIDOW: WEB OF INTRIGUE PREMIERE HC
Written by GEORGE PÉREZ, RALPH MACCHIO & GERRY CONWAY
Penciled by GEORGE PÉREZ, BOB LAYTON, PAUL GULACY & GEORGE FREEMAN
Covers by GEORGE PÉREZ
It’s been a long lively life for Natasha Romanova – in the Avengers, the Champions, S.H.I.E.L.D. and elsewhere – but could it end with her surrounded by international assassins? Old enemies and new are using her instructor, her mentor and her ex-husband against her – or so it seems – but who and what can be trusted in a spy’s landscape of lies? Guest-starring Nick Fury, Jimmy Woo and other espionage experts! Collecting MARVEL FANFARE (1983) #10-13; BIZARRE ADVENTURES #25 and BLACK WIDOW: THE COLDEST WAR GN.
176 PGS.//Rated A …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4474-8
Trim size: standard
BLACK WIDOW: WEB OF INTRIGUE PREMIERE HC — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 40 (DM ONLY)
176 PGS.//Rated A …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4475-5

X-FACTOR: OVERTIME PREMIERE HC
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
It’s Siryn in the fight of her life against the absolute last person that she would have expected to be battling. And Madrox, Layla and Ruby find themselves under assault by the Sentinels just when they’re on the verge of discovering the mystery behind Cortex! Collecting X-FACTOR #46-50.
128 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4226-3
Trim size: standard

MS. MARVEL VOL. 8: WAR OF THE MARVELS PREMIERE HC
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by SANA TAKEDA
Cover by SANA TAKEDA
WAR OF THE MARVELS begins! Karla Sofen battles for her life in the streets of Los Angeles as an exciting new chapter in the history of Ms. Marvel begins! Guest starring the New Avengers and… someone we can’t tell you about! Collecting MS. MARVEL #42-46.
120 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3840-2
Trim size: standard

X-FORCE VOL. 3: NOT FORGOTTEN PREMIERE HC
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Penciled by CLAYTON CRAIN, MIKE CHOI & SONIA OBACK
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
MESSIAH WAR AFTERMATH! When X-Force was pulled into the future, what was forgotten in the present? The Leper Queen’s murderous acts? The Sapien League’s attack on the United Nations using two of the X-Men’s students? Wolfsbane’s reunion with the Asgardian Wolf Prince? H.A.M.M.E.R.’s hunt for X-23? The wait is over. Find out who lives and who dies. Collecting X-FORCE #12-13 & #17-20.
144 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4019-1
Trim size: standard

INCREDIBLE HERCULES: THE MIGHTY THORCULES PREMIERE HC
Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by REILLY BROWN & RODNEY BUCHEMI
Cover by RAFAEL ALBERQUERQUE
When terrible threats rise in Svartalfheim, the land of the Dark Elves, only Mighty Thor, Son of Asgard, can hope to triumph! But what happens if the Odinson is temporarily…unavailable? It’s Hammer Time for Hercules as the Lion of Olympus gets his thunder on! Meanwhile, the Secret Origin of AMADEUS CHO is finally revealed! Who really killed Amadeus’ family? What is his true relation to Hercules? And, most importantly, what is the connection between him and The Twelve’s MASTER MIND EXCELLO? Everyone’s favorite irascible boy genius is after the answers himself — but to get them he’s going to have to go through his arch-nemesis, PYTHAGORAS DUPREE, the sixth-smartest man on Earth! Collecting INCREDIBLE HERCULES #132-137.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3831-0
Trim size: standard

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3: WAR OF KINGS BOOK 2 PREMIERE HC
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by BRAD WALKER
Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA
The guns of the Kree and the Shi’Ar have thundered — and there will hell to pay! Star-Lord’s Guardians spring into desperate action in an attempt to stop the planet-shattering battle, but will either side listen? If they don’t, the walls of the galaxy will disintegrate! It’s more mind-blowing cosmic heroics from the book that made CBR.com rave “if comics were movies, this would be the one people would be talking about all summer!” Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #13-19.
168 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4127-3
Trim size: standard
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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 1: LEGACY…$16.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3338-4)
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: WAR OF KINGS BOOK 1…$19.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3339-1)

ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE LAUGHING CORPSE BOOK 2 – NECROMANCER EDWARD COVER PREMIERE HC
Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON & JESSICA RUFFNER
Penciled by RON LIM
Covers by RON LIM & HARVEY TOLIBAO
The second chapter of best-selling author Laurell K. Hamilton’s thriller is finally here! Vampire hunter Anita Blake has crossed the paths of the worst St. Louis has to offer–and now they want her out of the picture for good. But Anita isn’t the type of person to go down without a fight…and she’s going to make sure it hurts something fierce. Find out why Comic Bulletin calls the ANITA BLAKE series “Sexy…with a wicked sense of humor.” Collecting ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE LAUGHING CORPSE – NECROMANCER #1-5.
120 PGS./Mature …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3528-9
Trim size: standard
ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE LAUGHING CORPSE BOOK 2 – NECROMANCER ANITA COVER PREMIERE HC (DM ONLY)
120 PGS./ Mature …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4307-9

SCOURGE OF THE GODS – THE FALL PREMIERE HC
Written by VALRIE MANGIN
Penciled by ALEKSA GAJC
Cover by ALEKSA GAJIC
Can even the Gods 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 level? The Hun king Atilla finally got what he wanted: the secret stellar coordinates of Rome, the capital planet of the Orbis. He will finally be able to become not only master of the Roman Empire, but the entire known universe. Finally, he will be a God. There is but one obstacle standing between him and eternal glory: the patrician Aetius, who is secretly Atilla’s lost lover Flavia Aetia, the immortal incarnation of the goddess of chaos, in disguise. Their confrontation will be merciless… Collecting SCOURGE OF THE GODS – THE FALL #1-3.
152 PGS./Mature …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3234-9
Trim size: standard

RUNAWAYS: TRUE BELIEVERS PREMIERE HC
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA
Cover by JO CHEN
When a group of teenagers discovers that their parents are actually super-villains, they run away from home…but that’s only step one! Now that the evil Pride is gone, nearly every bad guy in the Marvel Universe is trying to fill the power vacuum in Los Angeles, and the Runaways are the only heroes who can stop them! Plus: What does a mysterious new team of young heroes want with the Runaways, and which fan-favorite Marvel characters are part of this group? Collecting RUNAWAYS (2005) #1-6.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4144-0
Trim size: standard

KIDNAPPED! GN-TPB
Written by ROY THOMAS (based on the novel by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON)
Penciled by MARIO GULLY
Cover by GERALD PAREL
A STOLEN INHERITANCE! ABDUCTION AT SEA! AN UNSOLVED MURDER: These are the elements that Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island, wove together in Kidnapped, his novel set upon the ocean and in the wilds of the Scottish Highlands in the middle of the 18th century. Young David Balfour tries to claim his rightful inheritance from a treacherous uncle determined not to share it—and is kidnapped aboard a ship bound for the American colonies, where he’ll be delivered into slavery. He escapes in the company of a dynamic Scottish rebel named Alan Breck Stewart, and the two of them forge a powerful and memorable friendship—fighting all foes side by side, and triumphing in the end. Collecting KIDNAPPED! #1-5.
128 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3532-6

MINI MARVELS ULTIMATE COLLECTION GN-TPB
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER, MARC SUMERAK, PAUL TOBIN, AUDREY LOEB & CHRIS GIARRUSSO
Penciled by CHRIS GIARRUSSO
Cover by CHRIS GIARRUSSO
All-ages fun featuring the wild and crazy kid counterparts to Marvel’s greatest heroes! Featuring Spidey, Wolverine, Iron Man, Hulk and more Marvel favorites — reimagined for an all-ages audience! ALL your favorite Mini Marvels adventures collected in one hilarious and action-packed collection! Be there when Spidey gets the Paperboy Blues, Wolverine goes on a Cereal Quest, Hulk goes on a date and the Fantastic Four are impersonated by Skrulls. Plus: Spidey gets in over his head when he babysits Power Pack, but he gets by with a little help from his AMAZING FRIENDS Iceman and Firestar!
216 PGS./All Ages …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4284-3

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 14: THWIP! DIGEST
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by MATTEO LOLLI
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
The all-new, all-ages, all-action fun continues! It’s wall-to-wall mayhem in the Mighty Marvel Manner with four original tales of everybody’s favorite teenage wall-crawler! Featuring Emma Frost, Tombstone and Cloak & Dagger! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #53-56.
96 PGS./All Ages …$9.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3640-8
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MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 9: FIERCEST FOES…$7.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2526-6)
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 10: IDENTITY CRISIS… $7.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2869-4)
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 11: ANIMAL INSTINCT…$8.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2870-0)
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 12: JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS…$9.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2871-9)
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 13: ANIMAL ATTACK! …$9.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3639-2)

DEADPOOL VOL. 2: DARK REIGN TPB
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by PACO MEDINA
Cover by JASON PEARSON
Some jobs are just too tough for your average, fast-talking high-tech gun-for-hire. Sometimes — to get the job done right — you need someone crazier than a sack’a ferrets. You need Wade Wilson — the Crimson Comedian, the Regeneratin’ Degenerate, the Merc with a Mouth…Deadpool! And when Nick Fury needed someone to infiltrate the invading Skrull armada to retrieve vital information, he called in Deadpool — and Deadpool took care of business. But to Wade’s surprise, the data he swiped was stolen in transit by Norman Osborn, who used it to kill the Skrull queen and win the gratitude of everyone on Earth. But Deadpool isn’t interested in gratitude. He’s interested in big, fat paychecks. And since Norman now owes him one, Deadpool’s on his way to collect. But since his rise to power, Norman’s a hard man to reach. He’s the head of H.A.M.M.E.R. and the new Dark Avengers. He’s too busy trying to take over the world to deal with Deadpool personally, so he sends the ruthless killer Bullseye to handle his problem for him! Collecting DEADPOOL #6-7 and #10-12.
120 PGS./Parental Advisory …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3274-5
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$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3273-8)

ULTIMATUM: X-MEN/FANTASTIC FOUR TPB
Written by ARON E. COLEITE & JOE POKASKI
Penciled by MARK BROOKS & TYLER KIRKHAM
Cover by ED McGUINNESS
The end is near! Eastern Europe is frozen solid in the grip of a sudden ice age. A tidal wave of biblical proportions mercilessly sweeps through New York City. Millions have been killed, and countless more injured or displaced — among them members of the X-Men and Fantastic Four. And Magneto is to blame. In the wake of this unimaginable catastrophe, is it a time to repent? Or is it a time for revenge? See Ultimatum through the eyes of two of the world’s greatest teams — or what’s left of them, at least! Collecting ULTIMATE X-MEN #98-100 and ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #58-60.
152 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3433-6

ULTIMATUM: MARCH ON ULTIMATUM TPB
Written by ARON COLEITE, JOE POKASKI, JEPH LOEB & BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by ERIC BASALDUA, BRANDON PETERSON, JOHN ROMITA JR., MARKO DJURDJEVIC, ED MCGUINNESS & DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
The end is nigh! Last chance to see the Ultimate Universe before everything changes forever! As Ultimatum inexorably approaches, the majority of the Ultimate Universe remains blissfully unaware of the coming darkness. Join us now for a last tour round those fleeting, precious moments. The Fantastic Four and X-Men learn that it is not just the past that can come back to haunt you, as they confront the future world Ultimatum may bring about. Captain America discovers how his legacy has been shamefully abused as he learns the origin of the Black Panther, while the world’s most unlikely duo — the Hulk and the Squadron Supreme’s Zarda — team up for a road trip. And Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson face a momentous decision that could take their relationship to a new level, or end it forever. Collecting ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR/ULTIMATE X-MEN ANNUAL #1, ULTIMATE X-MEN/ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #1, ULTIMATE CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL #1, ULTIMATE HULK ANNUAL #1 and ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #3.
176 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3564-7

INCREDIBLE HERCULES: DARK REIGN TPB
Written by FRED VAN LENTE & GREG PAK
Penciled by RODNEY BUCHEMI, DIETRICH SMITH & RYAN STEGMAN
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Hercules heads into the heart of darkness! Are you ready for more Marvel action and adventure with the sometimes ill-tempered, often addle-brained, but always lovable Prince of Power, Hercules? First up is a head-on battle with Norman Osborn and his evil Dark Avengers. Next on tap is a trip through the Stygian depths to Tartarus on a bold mission to help Herc’s sister, Athena, restore Olympus. And to top it all off, a Marvel milestone for the ages! Forget Wolverine! A classic origin tale is spun as Hercules’ ascent from mere mortal to the Olympian heights of godhood is finally revealed! It doesn’t matter whether he’s in ancient Thebes or living under Norman Osborn’s Dark Reign — Hercules is ready to rumble! Collecting INCREDIBLE HERCULES #126-131.
160 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3537-1
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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)

MS. MARVEL VOL. 7: DARK REIGN TPB
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by PATRICK OLLIFFE, REBEKAH ISAACS, SANA TAKEDA & SERGIO ARIÑO
Cover by SANA TAKEDA
It’s the evolution of Ms. Marvel as the mantle passes from one heroine to the next! Carol Danvers has fought for years as Ms. Marvel, taking her inspiration and name from the Kree hero Mar-Vell, known to most of Earth as Captain Marvel. But with the former super villain Norman Osborn rising to power and taking control of the Avengers, Danvers is forbidden not only from wearing her costume but from even using the name Ms. Marvel. Complicating matters further, her powers have become unreliable and now cause her excruciating pain. Can she fight through the hurt to track down her old foe, Ghazi Rashid? Meanwhile, the devious Osborn has taken steps to replace Danvers, turning to none other than Dr. Karla Sofen — better known as the super villain-cum-Thunderbolt Moonstone! Collecting MS. MARVEL #35-41.
176 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3839-6
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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)

DARK REIGN: YOUNG AVENGERS TPB
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Penciled by MARK BROOKS
Cover by MARK BROOKS
The Melter; The Executioner; The Enchantress; Egghead; Big Zero and Coat of Arms: they call themselves the Young Avengers, teenage rebels, on the run from the authorities, hated and feared by a world they’ve sworn to protect. Their interests include interspecies romance, modern art and bloody murder. Everything is permitted, and so are they. Until they meet the original Young Avengers. And then their grey areas will come home to roost. Collecting DARK REIGN: YOUNG AVENGERS #1-5.
120 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3909-6

AGENTS OF ATLAS: DARK REIGN TPB
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN, GABRIEL HARDMAN, CLAYTON HENRY & BENTON JEW
Cover by ART ADAMS
Since becoming Khan and head of the Atlas Foundation, James Woo has attempted to use his boundless resources and far-reaching influence for good with the help of his teammates, the Agents of Atlas: Gorilla-Man, Marvel Boy, Namora, M-11 the Human Robot and Venus. Not surprisingly, their goals sit in stark contrast to those of Norman Osborn, head of H.A.M.M.E.R. With each party hoping to use the other to its advantage, Woo makes a deal with Osborn, both men more than a little suspicious of the other’s motives. And when the Agents look to be building a hellish arsenal for the former Green Goblin, they catch the attention of none other than Captain America — leading to the throwdown to end all throwdowns with the New Avengers! Plus: a 1950s flashback to the Agents of Atlas’ first savage encounter with the man known as Wolverine and more! Collecting AGENTS OF ATLAS #1-5, WOLVERINE: AGENT OF ATLAS, GIANT-SIZE MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS and material from SECRET INVASION: WHO DO YOU TRUST? & DARK REIGN: NEW NATION.
184 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4126-6

DARK REIGN: THE SINISTER SPIDER-MAN TPB
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by BARRY KITSON & CHRIS BACHALO
Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
He ain’t friendly and this ain’t your neighborhood! Yes, Mac Gargan, America’s favorite sociopath-turned-symbiote-host-turned-hero-hunter now takes the spotlight as Norman Osborn’s sinister Spider-Man. With the Dark Reign-a-raining, the lives of our mighty marvel heroes are being destroyed left and right – but for guys like Mac, the world is their oyster and the chef’s covering the bill. Mac’s a beloved hero. Women love him, men want to be him and nobody wants to run into him after midnight – because the symbiote is still pretty darn hungry… Collecting DARK REIGN: THE SINISTER SPIDER-MAN #1-4 and material from SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #8.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4239-3

DARK REIGN: SKRULL KILL KREW TPB
Written by ADAM FELBER
Penciled by PAULO SIQUEIRA
Cover by MARIO ALBERTI
THE INVASION AIN’T DONE UNTIL THE FAT SKRULL SINGS! Pulled from the ashes of 1994 straight to the 21st century, the Skrull Kill Krew is back and more brutal than ever! Television writer and novelist Adam Felber (HBO’s REAL TIME; Schrodinger’s Cat) and superstar artist Paulo Siqueira (Ms.Marvel; Amazing Spider-Man) bring you a disturbing and violent tale of a man with a couple of big guns and a bunch of alien shape shifters who harken back to the earliest days of the Marvel Universe. Pull up a chain gun and join us, won’t you? Collecting SKRULL KILL CREW #1-5 and material from DARK REIGN NEW NATION.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3849-5

DARK REIGN: THE HOOD TPB
Written by JEFF PARKER & RICK REMENDER
Penciled by KYLE HOTZ & MAX FIUMARA
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Straight from the pages of NEW AVENGERS and DARK REIGN: THE CABAL—go deep into the cutthroat world of The Hood! You may know him as the tough-talking crime boss who’s organizing the villains of NYC while wheeling and dealing with the likes of Loki and Dr. Doom. But what about his pregnant girlfriend, addict cousin and institutionalized mother that we met back in his debut mini? And what price is he paying for his rapid climb up the ranks of crime and power? Writer Jeff Parker (AGENTS OF ATLAS) and Kyle Hotz (THE HOOD: BLOOD FROM STONES) invite you to spend a week in the life of Parker Robinson, one of the key characters in Dark Reign, as he struggles to keep his professional and personal lives from destroying each other! Collecting DARK REIGN: THE HOOD #1-5, the MADE MEN digital comic and material from DARK REIGN: THE CABAL.
176 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4163-1

DARK REIGN: THE UNDERSIDE TPB
Written by FRANK TIERI, FRED VAN LENTE & JOE CASEY
Penciled by MATEUS SANTOLOUCO, GIANLUCA GIGLIOTTA & NATHAN FOX
Cover by JAE LEE
Three action-packed mini-series jammed into one incredible collection. In Lethal Legion, Find out what happens to the villains who don’t make it on Norman Osborn’s list of acceptable allies. Grim Reaper, Mr. Hyde, Absorbing Man, Nekra, and Man-Ape are about to find out when their cooperative of crime lands on the wrong side of Norman’s law – but they’re not going down without a fight. In Mister Negative, Spider-Man’s most mysterious new enemy takes center stage. But when The Hood strikes at the heart of Mr. Negative’s criminal operations with a whole horde of classic Arachno-Foes (including The Scorcher, Speed Demon, The Squid and the long awaited return of the White Rabbit), Spider-Man is left to clean up the mess between the two violent nemeses. And in Zodiac, Norman Osborn may be running the show, but not every super-villain is going to accept the new world order. But who – or what — is ZODIAC? Collecting DARK REIGN: LETHAL LEGION #1-3, DARK REIGN: ZODIAC #1-3 and DARK REIGN: MISTER NEGATIVE #1-3.
216 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4160-0

SECRET WARRIORS VOL. 1: NICK FURY, AGENT OF NOTHING TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
In a world where no one can be trusted, only one man can hope to stand against tyranny: Nick Fury! Fury — former director of S.H.I.E.L.D, the now defunct world peacekeeping organization — has gathered a special team of handpicked soldiers to help defend the cause of justice. But his Secret Warriors — young, inexperienced super heroes known only to Fury — have a lot to learn and a short time to learn it. And with the ruthless Hydra on their heels, their every mistake may have fatal consequences. Their covert mission will take the Secret Warriors around the globe; along the way, they’ll uncover a conspiracy that reaches from the Oval Office to the temples of Japan, and even beyond death. Fury has known for years that no one is outside Hydra’s reach, but even he never anticipated that their treachery might extend to S.H.I.E.L.D itself. Collecting SECRET WARRIORS #1-6 and material from DARK REIGN NEW NATION.
184 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3864-8

FANTASTIC FOUR: THE MASTER OF DOOM TPB
Written by MARK MILLAR & JOE AHEARNE
Penciled by BRYAN HITCH, NEAL EDWARDS & STUART IMMONEN
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
There is Doom…and then there is the Master of Doom! Eager readers of the World’s Greatest Comic don’t have to wait nine weeks for the fun, frisson and fantastic action of Fantastic Four! The magnificent Marvel team-up of Mark Millar (Wanted) and Bryan Hitch (Ultimates) wind up their epic run with a rip-roaring yarn that pits the First Family against their deadliest archenemy — and the powerful being for whom even Doom will bow! Are you ready to meet the Master of Doom? Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #562-569.
248 PGS./Rated A …$19.99

X-INFERNUS TPB
Written by C.B. CEBULSKI
Penciled by GIUSEPPI CAMUNCOLI
Cover by DAVID FINCH
Belasco kidnapped another generation of Xavier’s mutant brood, and tortured them in an effort to locate Illyana’s soul. However, Illyana rescued some of the mutants, including the young Pixie – and, sensing the girl’s purity, crafted a plan to defeat her former mentor. Illyana used Pixie’s innocent soul to create a bloodstone of her own, and allowing Pixie to create a soul dagger – a miniature version of Illyana’s old weapon. The mutants stormed Belasco’s castle, and Pixie and Illyana used the dagger to destroy him once and for all. Victorious, Illyana cast the mutants back to earth, and now sits on throne of Limbo once again. S’ym and N’astirh stand by her side as loyal servants … and behind her soulless eyes burn fires that even we demons have learned to fear. Illyana Rasputin rules Limbo once more. Tormented, evil, and in search of her soul, she schemes. And where we demons once were able to use our scrying pools to glimpse the future … now, all we can see…is an inferno… Collecting X-INFERNUS #1-4, X-INFERNUS SAGA and X-MEN: RETURN OF MAGIK MUST HAVE.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3874-7

X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR TPB
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Penciled by JAMIE MCKELVIE, ARIEL OLIVETTI, LARRY STROMAN, MIKE CHOI & SONIA OBACK
Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
It’s the exciting sequel to the X-Men event of the decade, 2007’s Messiah CompleX! The birth of a single mutant child forever changed the landscape of the X-Universe. The X-Men see the baby as the last hope for mutantkind’s survival, but Bishop believes she’ll doom them all. And he’ll go to any length to see the baby dead … including teaming up with Cable’s archenemy, Stryfe! Months ago, Cyclops handed the newborn over to Cable, believing his son could protect the child. But Cable never came back. Now, Cyclops has found his son marooned in the future — and with Bishop and Stryfe hot on his tail, Cyclops sends in the one team that will do what needs to be done in order to ensure the survival of their species: X-Force! The past, present and future converge — and break into total war! Plus: Get the inside scoop on Bishop’s childhood, and see firsthand the horrific future he was raised in! And peer deep into Cable’s files on friend and foe alike, and eyeball his arsenal as he prepares for war! Collecting X-MEN: THE TIMES AND LIFE OF LUCAS BISHOP #1-3, CABLE #11-15, X-FORCE #14-16, X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR and X-MEN: FUTURE HISTORY – MESSIAH WAR SOURCEBOOK.
368 PGS./Parental Advisory …$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3173-1

X-MEN/SPIDER-MAN TPB
Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE
Penciled by MARIO ALBERTI
Cover by MARIO ALBERTI
Christos Gage (Thunderbolts, House of M: Avengers) is joined by international superstar-artist Mario Alberti (Redhand) to bring you the most misunderstood team of all time meeting the most misunderstood super hero of all time in this tale of mystery that starts in the early days of the Marvel Age and winds its way through to today! See an enduring friendship develop between the web-slinger and the uncanniest mutants on Earth as they contend with Kraven the Hunter, the Blob, the Marauders and the ultimate threat from Sinister. How do those bonds endure when Spider-Man turns out to be a clone and Wolverine must fight without his Adamantium skeleton? PLUS: revisit the first time Spider-Man fought side-by-side with Xavier’s team in X-MEN #35! Collecting X-MEN/SPIDER-MAN #1-4 and X-MEN #35.
120 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2459-7

GENEXT: UNITED TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by JONBOY MEYERS
Cover by ALEX GARNER
The newest generation of X-Men returns! In a world where the years passed in real-time for the X-Men since their foundation, the newest crop of students at Xavier’s are the children and grandchildren of the heroes we know. But with all the trouble Becka Monroe, Pavel Rasputin, Olivier Raven and company got into last time, they’re not sure they want to go back to school. With Professor Henry “Beast” McCoy watching over them, GeNEXT is striking out on their own! Collecting GENEXT: UNITED #1-5.
120 PGS./Rated A …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3842-6

MARVELS TPB (NEW PRINTING)
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Penciled by ALEX ROSS
Cover by ALEX ROSS
“MARVELS is a giant leap forward in the evolution of illustrated literature.” — Stan Lee
Welcome to New York. Here, burning figures roam the streets, men in brightly colored costumes scale the glass and concrete walls, and creatures from space threaten to devour our world. This is the Marvel Universe, where the ordinary and fantastic interact daily. This is the world of Marvels. Collecting MARVELS #0-4.
248 PGS./Rated A …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4286-7

EXILES ULTIMATE COLLECTION BOOK 3 TPB
Written by TONY BEDARD & CHUCK AUSTEN
Penciled by JIM CALAFIORE & MIZUKI SAKAKIBARA
Cover by MIZUKI SAKAKIBARA
They have become unhinged from time. They are heroes from different realities whose own timelines have become compromised. The lives they once knew are gone. To return to their worlds, they must travel together from one alternate universe to another, each time completing a mission to set right what went wrong. They have found love, experienced danger and formed friendships. Their lives are unpredictable. No one can say where their next mission will take them. They are the Exiles, and this is their fate. Now, relive their quest to fix the kinks in the chains of reality, collected across six titanic trade paperbacks! Collecting EXILES #38-58.
496 PGS./Rated A …$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3889-1
THESE EXILES ULTIMATES COLLECTIONS TRADE
PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!
EXILES ULTIMATE COLLECTION BOOK 1…$34.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3887-7)
EXILES ULTIMATE COLLECTION BOOK 2…$34.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3888-4)

RUNAWAYS: THE GOOD DIE YOUNG TPB
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+ …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3673-6

SUB-MARINER: THE DEPTHS TPB
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Penciled by ESAD RIBIC
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
It is the 1950s, the age of the Cold War and nuclear science. Parting the curtain to expose old-world myths and urban legends is showman-scientist and myth buster Dr. Randolph Stein, who embarks on a quest to find the lost explorer Marlowe and disprove the existence of the legendary underwater city of Atlantis. Traveling deep beneath the ocean’s surface on the submarine Plato, Stein is confronted by the growing threat of mutiny within his superstitious crew, and by a series of horrific and unexplainable events that test his resolve and his rational, scientific mind. Nothing can prepare Stein for what he finds — a scene of carnage that suggests the legend of Atlantis just might be true…and that its protector, the dreaded Sub-Mariner, will do anything to prevent its discovery. To survive the awful black waters of the depths, Stein is forced to question everything he stands for. Writer Peter Milligan and painter Esad Ribic bring you the psychological drama of this unknown world, where men go mad and a mysterious man-like figure haunts the depths. Collecting SUB-MARINER: THE DEPTHS #1-5.
120 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3337-7

THOR: AGES OF THUNDER TPB
Written by MATT FRACTION
Penciled by PATRICK ZIRCHER, CLAY MANN, DOUG BRAITHWAITE, DAN BRERETON & MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Thor is the favored son of Odin, a paragon of bravery, nobility and strength. From Asgard to Hel and through all realms between, Thor’s titanic struggles on behalf of his beloved homeland of fellow immortals have become legend. But what happens when Thor decides to stand down? To not clean up the mess that the gods themselves create? To teach his vain brethren of fellow immortals — and even his father, Odin — that he is not one to take for granted? Ages of Thunder is a story of a god’s ultimate destiny toward humility through humanity. Told by superstar writer Matt Fraction (Invincible Iron Man) and luxuriously rendered with bristling action tableaus by a veritable godly pantheon of artists, it is a Thor epic for the ages. Collecting THOR: AGES OF THUNDER ONE-SHOT, THOR: REIGN OF BLOOD ONE-SHOT, THOR: MAN OF WAR ONE-SHOT and THOR GOD-SIZED SPECIAL.
160 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3568-5

WHAT IF? CLASSIC VOL. 6 TPB
Written by DANNY FINGEROTH, STEVEN GRANT, FRANK MILLER, ROGER STERN, ALAN ZELENETZ, JOHN BYRNE, BILL MANTLO, TOM DEFALCO, ALAN WEISS, DAVID ANTHONY KRAFT, DAVID MICHELINIE, RICH MARGOPOULOS, ALAN KUPPERBERG & MORE
Penciled by MIKE VOSBURG, DON PERLIN, FRANK MILLER, STEVE DITKO, GREG LAROCQUE, JOHN BYRNE, ARVELL JONES, ALAN WEISS, PATY COCKRUM, DAN REED, ALAN KUPPERBERG & MORE
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Iron Man stuck in time and Dazzler stuck in space! Elektra lives, Yellowjacket dies! The FF if they never got powers and Nova if he never lost them! Mortals, mutants and monsters — plus early yet brief resurrections of Phoenix and Captain Marvel, along with many other alternate oddities! All part of Marvel’s sixth collection of quantum continuity! Secrets of past, future and sideways revealed! Featuring Howard the Duck, Obnoxio the Clown, Aunt May and more! Collecting WHAT IF? #33-38.
240 PGS./Rated A …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3753-5

BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS: 10 YEARS AT MARVEL TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MARK BAGLEY, MARK BROOKS, ALEX MALEEV, MIKE DEODATO, MICHAEL GAYDOS, LEINIL FRANCIS YU, DAVID FINCH, FRANK CHO & JIM MAHFOOD
Celebrating Brian Michael Bendis’ 10th anniversary at Mighty Marvel! Writing as many as five Marvel titles simultaneously, Bendis has become one of the company’s most prolific creators during the past decade; his multiple Eisner Awards testify to quality that rivals such quantity. In 2000, the crime-noir veteran re-created Marvel’s most vital character for modern audiences in Ultimate Spider-Man, harbinger of the growing Ultimate universe and still thriving as it eclipses 100 issues. He shook the world of Daredevil by revealing the hero’s secret identity, setting into motion storylines whose repercussions will far outlast his departure. He next de- and re-constructed the Avengers, paving the way for the House of M crossover, which rocked the foundations of the Marvel Universe. And then he shook up the status quo again, unleashing a Secret Invasion of alien shapeshifters on the Marvel heroes. Collecting ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #13, NEW AVENGERS #22, ALIAS #10, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1, CIVIL WAR: THE CONFESSION, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN SUPER SPECIAL, ULTIMATE X-MEN #41, DAREDEVIL #65, NEW AVENGERS #15, ULTIMATE MARVEL TEAM-UP #9, DARK AVENGERS #9 and material from STAN LEE PRESENTS.
360 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4245-4

PUNISHER: FRANK CASTLE MAX — WELCOME TO THE BAYOU TPB
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Penciled by GORAN PARLOV & JEFTE PALO
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Celebrated crime novelist Victor Gischler takes on Marvel’s greatest vigilante! Traveling the Louisiana back roads with something awful stored in his trunk, Frank Castle stops at a service station on the edge of the bayou…and steps into a world of unspeakable horror. Patrolling the depths of hell, the Punisher has crossed paths with plenty of unsavory characters, but nothing has prepared him for the unspeakable depravity of the Geautreauxs. Plus: Vette’s little black book is a treasure chest of dark secrets. Movie stars, politicians, gangsters — they all pay to play. Tonight, she is making a house call — and the Punisher is riding shotgun. Because one of the names in that book is Carlos Ramirez, a powerful Miami drug lord who hides in an impenetrable fortress, and Vette is the Punisher’s best ticket inside. Before the night is through, Vette will learn a thing or two about what really lurks in the hearts of men, about the difference between dogs and wolves.
128 PGS./Explicit Content …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3378-0

ESSENTIAL X-FACTOR VOL. 3 TPB
Written by LOUISE SIMONSON, CHRIS CLAREMONT & KIERON DWYER
Penciled by WALTER SIMONSON, MARC SILVESTRI, ROB LIEFELD, ARTHUR ADAMS, PAUL SMITH & KIERON DWYER
Cover by ROB LIEFELD & TODD MCFARLANE
One’s married to his ex-girlfriend’s clone, the other’s fighting a monster possessing HIS ex-girlfriend! True love has never run smoothly for either Summers Brother, but at least X-Factor’s adventures make for an interesting babyhood for the infant eventually to be known as Cable! Demons, cyborgs, trolls, aliens and, of course, the Terrors of the Eighties, Mr. Sinister’s Marauders! Featuring the X-Men, New Mutants, the X-Terminators and Freedom Force! Collecting X-FACTOR #36-50 and UNCANNY X-MEN #239-243.
536 PGS./All Ages …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3078-9

FALL OF THE HULKS BY MARKO DJURDJEVIC POSTER
24×36…$8.99
Final Order Cutoff MONDAY 11/23, On-Sale 12/23/09

MARVEL PREVIEWS #75
Each issue of MARVEL PREVIEWS is a comic-book-sized, 120-page, glossy full-color guide to all of Marvel’s upcoming releases! Marvel Previews also includes special previews of upcoming or sold-out projects.
120 PGS./RATED T+…JUST $1.25!
(or free with a purchase of Diamond’s Previews!)
IN STORES 10/28/2009

Marvel Noise Episode 93

Carlos calls and Steve laments.  Plus our host talks about Secret Warriors, New Mutants, Marvel Divas, Cable, and Wolverine: Weapon X.

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Shipping September 23, 2009:

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #602 2nd Ptg Variant Cover $2.99
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #606 $2.99
Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Laughing Corpse Book 2 Necromancer #5 $3.99
Astonishing X-Men Amazing Spider-Man The Gauntlet Sketchbook – FREE -
Astonishing X-Men By Joss Whedon & John Cassaday Omnibus HC $75.00
Avengers The Initiative #28 $2.99
Dark Reign Made Men $3.99
Dark Reign The List Part 3 X-Men One Shot Incentive Frank Cho Hero Variant Cover (Utopia Tie-In) – [PI]
Dark Reign The List Part 3 X-Men One Shot Regular Alan Davis Cover (Utopia Tie-In) $3.99
Dark X-Men The Confession One Shot $3.99
Deadpool Vol 3 #13 2nd Ptg Variant Cover $2.99
Enders Shadow Command School #1 $3.99
Fantastic Force Vol 2 #4 $2.99
Fantastic Four Vol 3 #571 Incentive Dale Eaglesham Invisible Woman Variant Cover [PI]
Fantastic Four Vol 3 #571 Incentive Super Hero Squad Variant Cover $2.99
Fantastic Four Vol 3 #571 Regular Alan Davis Cover $2.99
Fantastic Four Master Of Doom HC $24.99
Golden Age Marvel Comics Omnibus Vol 1 HC Book Market Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic Cover $125.00
Golden Age Marvel Comics Omnibus Vol 1 HC Direct Market Frank R Paul Cover $125.00
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 #18 $2.99
Halo Helljumper #3 $3.99
Immortal Weapons #3 $3.99
Incredible Hercules #135 Incentive Super Hero Squad Variant Cover $2.99
Incredible Hercules #135 Regular Rafael Alberquerque Cover $2.99
Incredible Hercules Dark Reign HC $19.99
Incredible Hulk Vol 3 #602 Incentive Super Hero Squad Variant Cover $3.99
Incredible Hulk Vol 3 #602 Regular Ariel Olivetti Cover $3.99
Marvel Adventures Thor And The Avengers TP Digest $9.99
Marvel Apes Evolution Starts Here TP $16.99
Marvel Masterworks Invincible Iron Man Vol 6 HC Regular Dust Jacket $54.99
Marvel Masterworks Invincible Iron Man Vol 6 HC Variant Dust Jacket $54.99
Marvel Zombies Return #4 $3.99
Ms Marvel Vol 2 #45 Regular Sana Takeda Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) $2.99
New Avengers #57 Incentive Super Hero Squad Variant Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) $3.99
New Avengers #57 Regular Stuart Immonen Cover (Dark Reign Tie-In) $3.99
Nova Vol 4 #29 $2.99
Pet Avengers Classic TP $24.99
Riftwar #4 $3.99
Savage She-Hulk TP $14.99
Spider-Man Magazine Vol 2 #8 $6.99
Spider-Woman Vol 4 #1 Alex Maleev Cover $3.99
Spider-Woman Vol 4 #1 Alex Ross Cover $3.99
Thor By Dan Jurgens & John Romita Jr Vol 1 TP $29.99
Ultimate Comics Avengers #1 2nd Ptg Variant Cover $3.99
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1 2nd Ptg Variant Cover $3.99
Uncanny X-Men #514 2nd Ptg Variant Cover (Utopia Part 4) $3.99
Uncanny X-Men #515 $2.99
Wolverine First Class #19 $2.99
Wolverine Old Man Logan Giant-Size #1 Incentive Ed McGuinness Variant Cover – [PI]
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Wolverine Old Man Logan Giant-Size #1 Regular Steve McNiven Cover $4.99
Wolverine Origins #40 Incentive Simone Bianchi Variant Cover – [PI]
Wolverine Origins #40 Regular Doug Braithwaite Cover $2.99
X-Men Origins HC $29.99

Classic Marvel Figurine Collection:
Classic Marvel Figurine Collection Magazine #100 Banshee $12.00 (Note: Many got this last week.)

Product Updates:

  • Effective with titles on sale September 23, Marvel will no longer publish UPC/bar codes on some Marvel collections, as Marvel makes the transition to removing these codes from all collections over the next three months. Please Note: Collections will still carry EANs and ISBNs.
  • Astonishing X-Men by Whedon & Cassaday Omnibus HC (APR090555D, $75) will be 672 pages, not 680.
  • Astonishing X-Men Sketchbook (JUN098426J; $10 Net; FOC 08/27/09) has been retitled Astonishing X-Men/Amazing Spider-Man: The Gauntlet Sketchbook and will be Rated A, not Rated T+.
  • Dark Reign: Made Men (JUL090501D, $3.99; FOC 09/03/09) has a cover by Khoi Pham, not Rafa Sandoval.
  • Dark X-Men: Confession One-Shot DAX (JUL090498D, $3.99; FOC 09/03/09) will be 32 pages, not 48 pages.
  • Dark X-Men: Confession One-Shot DAX (JUL090498D, $3.99; FOC 09/03/09) will have art by Bing Cansino.
  • Ender’s Game: Command School #1 (JUL090478D, $3.99; FOC 08/20/09) and Ender’s Shadow: Command School #1 (JUL090479D, $3.99; FOC 09/03/09) will not have cardstock covers as previously solicited, but regular covers.
  • Incredible Hulk #602 (JUL090523D, $3.99; FOC 09/03/09) will be Rated A, not Rated T+.
  • Marvel Zombies Return: Iron Man (JUL090542D, $3.99; FOC 08/20/09), Wolverine (JUL090543D, $3.99; FOC 08/27/09), Hulk (JUL090544D, $3.99; FOC 09/03/09), and Avengers (JUL090545D, $3.99; FOC 09/10/09) will now be renamed Marvel Zombies Return #2, #3, #4, & #5, respectively.
  • Ms. Marvel #45 (JUL090508D, $2.99; FOC 09/03/09) will have art by Phillipe Briones, not Sana Takeda.
  • Uncanny X-Men #515 (JUL090560D, $2.99; FOC 09/03/09) will have a new cover by Greg Land.
  • Wolverine Giant-Size: Old Man Logan #1 (JUL090561D, $4.99) will also contain unseen pages from Steve McNiven that were not featured in the series, along with the solicited gallery of covers, background material and behind-the-scenes extras. It will not contain all-new pinups, as originally solicited.
  • X-Men Origins HC (JUL090592D, $29.99; FOC 08/04/09) will have 192 pages, not 144 pages.

The Dark Avengers Meet Their Doom In December

This December from Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Lark and David Finch, it’s the Iron Patriot versus Doctor Doom!

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The Torch #1 Sells Out and Returns With A Second Printing

Marvel is thrilled to announce that The Torch #1 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with The Torch #1 Second Printing Variant! The red-hot creative team of the legendary Alex Ross, acclaimed scribe Mike Carey, and rising star artist Patrick Berkenkotter present the return of Toro! Now that he’s back, courtesy of his friend Captain America, can Tom Raymond ever find a sense of belonging in a world so different from the one he knew? Not if the man who killed him, the maniacal Mad Thinker, has anything to say about it! Plus, this second printing features the stunning interior art of Patrick Berkenkotter on the cover!

Critics and fans alike are crazy about The Torch:

“The multi-layered script kept me “thinking” about the story long after I had actually finished reading the book itself. Mike Carey has managed to pull off that extremely rare trick of making the reader look closely again at a character whom they thought they knew everything about.” – Marlowe Lewis, MajorSpoilers.com

The Torch #1 is an engaging read… It’s a far more intimate and thoughtful look at a classic Marvel character, and it’s worth a look.” – Jesse Schedeen, IGN.com

“A nice salute to the history of the Marvel Universe… Like many of the best stories in comics, this one came out of nowhere and stuck to me. Definitely worth the price.” – Doug Zawisza, ComicBookResources.com

“A wonderfully written issue… The Torch #1 was a fantastic read. Carey constructs a deep and complex read.” – Rokk Krinn, ComicBookRevolution.net

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on all Torch issues, as the series continues to garner significant praise from both critics and fans everywhere. What does the Mad Thinker plan to do with the corpse of Jim Hammond, the original Human Torch? Can Toro survive this encounter with the man that has already killed him once? Find out all the answers in The Torch #1 Second Printing Variant!

THE TORCH #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (JUL098302)
Written by MIKE CAREY & ALEX ROSS
Penciled by PATRICK BERKENKOTTER
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC – 9/24/09, On Sale – 10/14/09

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Invincible Iron Man #17 Sells Out & Returns With New Printing

Marvel is pleased to announce Invincible Iron Man #17 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at retail level) and will return with Invincible Iron Man #17 Second Printing Variant! The Eisner Award winning team of Matt Fraction & Salvador Larroca presents the beginning of the end of Tony Stark in the sold out “World’s Most Wanted”! Norman Osborn will stop at nothing to retrieve the database stored in Tony Stark’s mind, will Tony let Norman’s Dark Reign destroy the world has he knows it!? Invincible Iron Man #17 Second Printing Variant features the interior art of Salvador Larroca on the Cover!

“The artwork by Salvador Larroca is solid all around. His character work continues to improve, the technological stuff continues to look great, and the different faces of Tony Stark (from man with everything to man losing everything) continue to impress.”- Kyle Poslusny, WeeklyComicBookReview.Com

“Fraction and Larroca have made me interested in reading Iron Man every month. For that alone, well done.”- Greg McElhatton, ComicBookResources.Com

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Invincible Iron Man as the series continues to sell out and draw mainstream media attention! How much longer does Tony have before his once prolific mind degenerates completely? What secrets will H.A.M.M.E.R. uncover with Black Widow and Maria Hill in their custody!? Find out in Invincible Iron Man #17 Second Printing Variant.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #17 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (JUL098304)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Rated A …$2.99
FOC—9/24/09, On-Sale—10/14/09

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Sneak Peeks: Amazing Spider-Man #605

COVER BY: Mike Mayhew
WRITERS: Brian Reed and Fred Van Lente
PENCILS: Yanick Paquette and Javier Pulido
INKS: Mark Farmer|Rick Magyar|Javier Pulido
COLORED BY: Nathan Fairbairn|Javier Rodriguez|Rob Schwager
LETTERED BY: VC – Joe Caramagna

In Issue #605 don’t miss the special “Red Headed Stranger” Epilogue! MARY JANE WATSON has returned to New York … and all the worse for her because of what THE CHAMELEON is about to do to it! Time is running out, no one knows whose face the Master of Disguise is wearing now, and Everyone’s Friendly Neighborhood-er is locked in a death-duel with Mayor J. Jonah Jameson’s all-new SPIDER-SLAYER SQUAD.
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