Thursday, April 14, 2005

Marvel solicitations for July 2005

Here they are:


HOUSE OF M

HOUSE OF M #3 (of 8)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by OLIVIER COIPEL
Cover by ESAD RIBIC

The world has turned upside-down and only two people know the truth. Follow Wolverine as he tries to piece together the mystery of the House of M, but first he must figure out -- who are his friends and who are foes?
The last page of this issue will blow your minds and crack the Internet right in half!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

HOUSE OF M #4 (of 8)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by OLIVIER COIPEL
Cover by ESAD RIBIC

The fate of the entire world rests on the shoulders of one young girl, the newest of new mutants, Layla Miller. She is about to become the most important person in the Marvel Universe and this is her first appearance.Starring the entire Marvel Universe.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

IRON MAN: HOUSE OF M #1 (of 3)
Written by GREG PAK
Pencils and cover by PAT LEE

Tony Stark is the smartest, most successful Sapien on the planet—the best and brightest of a dying species. Does it bother him that the House of M uses the technology produced by Tony’s multi-billion-dollar company to keep Sapiens down? That must be the reason he keeps his most powerful creation a secret – a familiar-looking suit of armor!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR: HOUSE OF M #1 (of 3)
Written by JOHN LAYMAN
Pencils and cover by SCOT EATON

The Fantastic Four as you never could have imagined them! The trusted advisor at Magneto’s right hand is almost certainly the second most powerful man in the world. But the question is…will second-best be enough for Victor Von Doom?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

SECRETS OF THE HOUSE OF M
Written by MIKE RAICHT
Witness history in the making! Revealing startling new details of the moment that changed everything, SECRETS OF THE HOUSE OF M is an essential companion to the limited-series mega-event. This keepsake volume also includes an overview of significant events and world leaders in the House of M reality, and HANDBOOK-style bios of all the key players – including S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives, mutant heroes and super-humans! Plus: newspaper and magazine articles, personal journal entries, a guided tour of the House of M reality, and more!
48 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$3.99

MUTOPIA X #1 (of 5)
Written by DAVID HINE
Penciled by LAN MEDINA
Cover by ANDY PARK

House of M tie-in!
Lights, camera, terrorists! Special investigator of human and mutant affairs, Ismael Ortega, teams up with ordinary cop, Lucas Bishop, to make sure terrorists from the Human Resistance Movement don’t kill hundreds by sabotaging a glamorous movie premiere!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #462
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils & Cover by ALAN DAVIS

House of M tie-in!
"SEASON OF THE WITCH" Part 1 (of 4)!
The return of Captain Britain! Brian Braddock is released from his duties as protector of the Omniverse to deal with a threat of even greater proportions—as if that was even possible! Meanwhile, Pyslocke and Rachel find themselves trapped in a situation with no way out!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.50

NEW X-MEN #16
Written by NUNZIO DEFILIPPIS & CHRISTINA WEIR
Pencils & Cover by AARON LOPRESTI

House of M tie-in!
"HOUSE DIVIDED" Part 1 (Of 4)
When orders come down that a leader of the human resistance in Japan must be assassinated, S.H.I.E.L.D.’s highly trained Hellions squad is called in to do it. But when a team of future mutant leaders called the New Mutants find out about this, they must intervene to put an end to a guaranteed disaster of global portions!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #83 & #84
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by JORGE LUCAS
Cover by Andy Brase

House of M tie-in!
THE LAST REFUGE Part 1 & 2 (of 4)
In the Australian outback, Bruce Banner has found a peace he’s never known amongst a tribe of Aborigines. But when their safety is threatened by a battle between a sect of AIM and the ruling totalitarian mutant government, the Hulk is forced to intervene in a BIG way. A House of M tie-in as the aforementioned "House" discovers that there is one mortal in all the world who can stand against it, and he's drawing an incredible line in the sand, setting a stage for an unprecedented showdown. The Hulk like you’ve never seen him before!!!
32 PGS. (each)/T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99 (each)

SPIDER-MAN: HOUSE OF M #2 (of 5)
Written by MARK WAID & TOM PEYER
Pencils and cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

Peter Parker may be the world-famous SPIDER-MAN, hottest celebrity of the moment, but a disgruntled employee named J. Jonah Jameson has just been handed a loaded gun…one that could destroy everything Peter holds dear. Is Peter about to pay the ultimate price for humiliating Jonah one too many times?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

THE PULSE: HOUSE OF M SPECIAL EDITION
Written by Brian Michael Bendis & various
Art & Cover by Mike Mayhew

EXTRA, EXTRA—READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!
You’re in the world of the HOUSE OF M. Super heroes battle over your head, the flag of M waves over you—oppressing you, and the world falls apart around you. When you need to know what’s happening, who’s doing it, and where you’ll need to hide, you can count on only one source—THE PULSE!
THE PULSE: HOUSE OF M SPECIAL EDITION is the ACTUAL newspaper from the HOUSE OF M! Your best source for late-breaking-survival! Packed to the gills with House of M secrets you can't get anywhere else. Contains exclusive art and text.
12 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$.50

THE PULSE #10
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MICHAEL LARK
Cover by MIKE MAYHEW

House of M tie-in!
A startling chapter in the HOUSE OF M saga as HOUSE OF M and NEW AVENGERS writer Brian Bendis peels a shocking layer off the mystery of the Marvel Universe that no AVENGERS fan (old or new) dare miss!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

CABLE/DEADPOOL #17
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Pencils & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

"ENEMA OF THE STATE"
House of M tie-in!
So-- here it is – sort of the conclusion to the epic world-hopping story arc as Deadpool, Cannonball and Siryn desperately search for the missing Cable.
After scouring several alternate worlds and various alternate Cables, where they find the one TRUE Cable will come as a very, VERY big shock – and set up a whole new roller coaster ride for Marvel's oddest couple! (Part 3 of 3 – even though it really does continue into the next issue...)
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99


ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #21
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by GREG LAND

"CROSSOVER" Part 1 (of 3)
Ultimate Starts Month begins here! Mark Millar returns to Ultimate Fantastic Four, and he’s brought X-Men: Phoenix Endsong superstar Greg Land with him! Even in their short careers, the Ultimate FF have seen a lot of amazing things – but nothing will prepare them for the world they’re about to enter! Reed Richards has used his scientific genius to contact an Earth in a surprisingly familiar parallel dimension – and he’s ready to visit!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.50

ULTIMATES 2 #7
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH

"WOLF IN THE FOLD"
Ultimate Starts Month continues as a new chapter of the saga of the Ultimates begins to unfold! As Captain America leads the team into action, the mysterious traitor makes a move that will forever alter the life of one of the Ultimates...in the most horrifying way possible. You must not miss this issue!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #79 & #80
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MARK BAGLEY

"WARRIORS" Parts 1 & 2 (of 6)
Ultimate Starts Month continues with the launch of an all-new, all-action story! The Gang War to end all Gang Wars begins! The Kingpin is in retreat--and that kind of a power vacuum won’t last long. It’s about to be filled by a figure of unabashed dread in the underworld: Hammerhead! PLUS, the Ultimate debut of several Marvel characters, including Moon Knight! And Spidey thinks he’s had trouble before... but nothing has has ever made him declare – “Peter Parker” no more!
32 PGS. (each)/T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.50 (each)

ULTIMATE X-MEN #61
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Pencils and Cover by STUART IMMONEN

"MAGNETIC NORTH" Part 1 (of 5)
Ultimate Starts Month sends Emma Frost, Alex Summers and the X-Men's greatest enemy into an epic new storyline! When teenage mutant Lorna Dane accidentally commits a horrific crime, will the X-Men protect her, or leave her to the fury of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.50

ULTIMATE IRON MAN #3 (of 5)
Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD
Pencils & Cover by ANDY KUBERT

Sci-Fi visionary ORSON SCOTT CARD (Ender’s Game) and superstar artist ANDY KUBERT (1602) tell the tale of Tony Stark. Don’t miss this amazing chapter where Tony meets Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes for the first time!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #522
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Penciled by MIKE DEODATO
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

It’s an action-packed extravaganza as the hordes of Hydra make a final push to take over the United States!! And it’s up to everyone’s favorite red, white, and blue web-slinger to make sure that "HAIL HYDRA" isn’t the new national anthem!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.50

SPIDER-MAN

ARAÑA #7

Written by FIONA AVERY
Penciled by Francis portela
Cover by Mark Brooks

“UNEXPECTED PASTS” Part 1 (of 6)
New storyarc! Exactly what happened to Araña’s mother before she disappeared all those years ago? Startling new information on her family’s past spurs Anya to launch her own personal investigation. Will history be too painful to bear? Meanwhile, the evil Sisterhood of the Wasp hosts a summit of fiends, rogues, and villains so big that Araña just might have to crash the party! Hopefully she can get a few roundhouse kicks in before someone calls the cops! Featuring guest artist Francis Portela (Batman: Gotham Knights, G.I. Joe: Frontline).
32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN:
BREAKOUT #4 (of 5)

Written by TONY BEDARD
Pencils & Cover by MANUEL GARCIA

With a Brooklyn housing project held hostage by Crossfire’s a psychotic mind-control gang, and hundreds of innocent lives at the mercy of the Controller, the Mandrill and the Corruptor, Spider-Man finally learns the awful truth behind the super-villain gang war terrorizing his city.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

TOXIN #4 (of 6)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Penciled by DARICK ROBERTSON
Cover by DUNCAN FEGREDO

"ZERO HOUR"
The answer to all Pat’s burning questions – like how to rein in a destructive, immature alien residing in his body – becomes crystal-clear. But does Pat have the guts for the tough love he’ll need to solve his problems? He and Toxin had better find a middle ground fast before The Wrecking Crew show to chew up the scenery!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

SPIDER-GIRL #88
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ

"FAMILY BUSINESS".
Even as a Skrull Worldship threatens Fantastic Five Headquarters, Spider-Girl and Franklin Richards race into the Negative Zone to prevent Apox the Omega Skrull from destroying the original Fantastic Four. With guest-stars galore, this issue also resolves the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the Invisible Woman. Part 3 (of 3).
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #10
Written by MARC SUMERAK
& M.E. MACUAGA
Penciled by GREG TOCCHINI
& PIA GUERRA
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

Two new tales torn from the web-slinger’s world. First, how far will J. Jonah Jameson’s new intern go in order to get in good with the old man? And then, can Peter Parker inadvertently save the city from a suicide bomber?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #16
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by BILLY TAN
Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

"WILD BLUE YONDER"
The neighborhood’s got a new protector. He’s bigger, strong and faster than Spidey and, even worse…he’s hogging the front page of the Daily Bugle! What’s everyone’s favorite wall-crawler to do? Part 4 (of 6).
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS

WOLVERINE #30

Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

"AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D."
Who else wants some? Wolverine continues to dole out the punishment, and the bad boys keep lining up to get it. With his to-do list of villains to crush shrinking by the minute, Wolverine sets his sights on the brass ring: the new Supreme Hydra himself. It’s a grudge match like you’ve never seen before! Part 5 (of 6).
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.50

DAREDEVIL #75
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by ALEX MALEEV

"DECALOGUE"
The haunting secret of Matt Murdock’s year as Kingpin is revealed in this shocking double-sized conclusion that features a super-sized, hardboiled Daredevil story and a stunning superstar gallery of classic Daredevil images handpicked by the creative team of Bendis and Maleev. Part 5 (of 5).
48 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ….$3.99

BLACK PANTHER #6
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

"WHO IS THE BLACK PANTHER?"
The first arc concludes and it’s one for the record books! It’s a rumble in the jungle as the Wakandan royal family squares off against the Radioactive Man, and the Black Panther goes toe-to-toe with his arch-nemesis Klaw in a battle royale! Part 6 (of 6).
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

SHANNA,
THE SHE-DEVIL #6 (OF 7)

Written by FRANK CHO
Pencils & Cover by FRANK CHO

It’s eye-popping action from cover-to-cover as Shanna stumbles into the middle of a mass migration of razor-toothed raptors, each of which would love to make her an afternoon snack, and has to slice her way to freedom!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.50

HERCULES #4 & #5 (of 5)
Written by FRANK TIERI
Pencils & Cover by MARK TEXEIRA

Game on! Hercules has picked up the gauntlet thrown down by King Eurytheses and then some – he’s completed eight of the Twelve Labors set before him. Now comes the hardest part: Four final four challenges that could very well push the Prince of Power over the brink. Zounds! What a conclusion!
32 PGS. (each)/Parental Advisory …$2.99 (each)

DAREDEVIL VS. PUNISHER # 1
Written by DAVE LAPHAM
Pencils & Cover by DAVE LAPHAM

MEANS AND ENDS, PART 1 OF 6
It’s wall-to-wall David Lapham (Stray Bullets) as the Eisner-Award winner and indy-sensation writes, pencils, and inks two of Marvel’s biggest icons in a miniseries for the ages! This summer, Daredevil and the Punisher vie for the soul of Hell’s Kitchen as half of the East Coast’s underworld — in chaos since Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of crime, was deposed — scramble for their shot at the big chair. And as the city descends into chaos—as murder and intimidation become the staples of the day — Daredevil and the Punisher each seek to restore order in their own unique way. For Daredevil — who’s anointed himself the new “Kingpin” of the city — this means dispensing justice at the end of a billy club. But for the Punisher, justice at the end of a billy club isn’t justice at all. For the Punisher, justice for these animals is at the end of a shotgun. Featuring more Marvel villains than you can shake a stick at — including Hammerhead and the return of the nefarious…Jackal!!
32 PGS./Marvel PSR+ …$2.99

DAREDEVIL VS. PUNISHER # 1
Written by DAVE LAPHAM
Pencils & Cover by DAVE LAPHAM
MEANS AND ENDS, PART 2 OF 6

David Lapham (Stray Bullets) continues his electric series as things heat up between the Punisher and Daredevil! As tension mounts in the city and an innocent civilian family is confronted by thugs, the Punisher begins a one-man killing spree, slicing through the Mafia with a reckless abandon. But Hammerhead and his cohorts make a play to consolidate their power, bringing in some super-powered muscle to claim a ten-million-dollar bounty on the Punisher’s head! And Daredevil—the new “Kingpin” of the city — won’t go silently into the night. Featuring a confrontation between Daredevil and Hammerhead!
32 PGS./Marvel PSR+ …$2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #20
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by VALENTINE DELANDRO
Cover by CARLOS PAGULAYAN

INHUMANE
The conflict between the Family Fantastic and the Inhumans heats up with Black Bolt and Medusa’s arrival on Earth. Sue is determined to keep the two Inhuman runaways safe no matter the cost, but with the rest of the FF wondering if they should even be involved in this dispute, what possible hope do she and the alien children have? Part 2 [of 2]
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #529
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils & Cover by MIKE MCKONE

"APPOINTMENT OVERDUE!"
Reed’s got a rendezvous to keep at the edge of space—but in order to reach it, he’s going to have to work his way through a battalion of America’s best-trained fighting men!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

MARVEL HEROES

DEFENDERS #1 (of 5)

Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
Pencils & Cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE

Wong possessed by Nightmare! Dormammu and Umar in unholy alliance! The Hulk and the Sub-Mariner at each other's throats! The Silver Surfer...uh...surfing. Can Doctor Strange reunite the Defenders and save "Reality As We Know It?" Come to think of it, can editor Andy Schmidt save the Marvel Universe from Eisner-award-winning creators Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire? Only the Ancient One knows for sure!
32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

MARVEL MILESTONES: DR. STRANGE, SILVER SURFER,
SUB-MARINER & HULK

Written by STAN LEE & BILL EVERETT
Penciled by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, JACK KIRBY & BILL EVERETT
Cover by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH

The Defenders have their day! In honor of this month’s DEFENDERS #1, Dr. Strange faces death in the unreal dream world of Nightmare in a story from MARVEL PREMIERE #3! Plus: the Silver Surfer vs. Quasimodo from FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #5, the first appearance of the Sub-Mariner from MARVEL COMICS #1 and the origin of the Hulk from HULK #3.
48 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$3.99

NEW AVENGERS #9
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN
Cover by DAVID FINCH

“THE SENTRY”
The mystery of the Sentry revealed! What has kept the Sentry a secret from the world, and how will the world react to his re-emerging. Featuring guest stars galore, and the setup for the blistering new Sentry series by Sentry creator Paul Jenkins. Part 3 (of 3).
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.50
RETAILERS PLASE NOTE: There will be a variant cover of this issue

GIANT-SIZED SPIDER-WOMAN #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by RICK MAYS

Featuring Classic Reprints by ARCHIE GOODWIN, SAL BUSCEMA, JIM MOONEY MARV WOLFMAN, CARMINE INFANTINO CHRIS CLAREMONT & STEVE LEIALOHA
To know her is to fear her! In celebration of the original Spider-Woman’s triumphant return in the pages of NEW AVENGERS comes this colossal collection of classic tales – plus a brand-new 8-page story by NEW AVENGERS scribe BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and artist RICK MAYS (ULTIMATE MARVEL TEAM-UP)! Featuring the super-heroine sensation’s nerve-numbing first appearance and origin in MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #32 (February 1977); the premiere issue of her solo series, SPIDER-WOMAN #1 (April 1978); and the first appearance of Siryn, featuring the X-Men and Nick Fury, from SPIDER-WOMAN #37-38 (April/June 1981).
96 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$4.99

HULK: DESTRUCTION #1 (of 4)
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by JIM MUNIZ
Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE

The new, definitive origin of the Abomination is revealed, serving as a backdrop against Emil Blonsky's unwilling return to Mother Russia. When you're a Russian government official who dreams of restoring his country to the status of superpower, who else would you turn to but a Russian with genuine superpower. Unfortunately for the Abomination, where he goes, Bruce Banner tends to follow....and the long and bizarre course of their history together begins to unfold.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

MACHINE TEEN #3 (of 5)
Written by MARC SUMERAK
Pencils & Cover by
MIKE HAWTHORNE

"HISTORY 101001"
Machine Teen Disassembled! The perfect life becomes a perfect lie as Adam learns the frightening truth about his origin! And just when he thought things couldn't get any worse, Adam discovers first-hand that he and his father are in grave danger! Who else knows his secret -- and more importantly, who can he trust? Marvel Next's newest hero turns up the juice!
32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

SPELLBINDERS #5 (of 6)
Written by MIKE CAREY
Pencils and Cover by
MIKE PERKINS

An ancient enemy has returned to crush the witches of Salem, and the Pillar of Smoke has spoken for the last time. With her friends missing in action, Kim's still got one last option left open to her -- so long as she's prepared to walk living into the halls of the dead.
32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

MARVEL NEMESIS:
THE IMPERFECTS #3 (of 6)

Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by RENATO ARLEM
Cover by JAE LEE

The birth of the Imperfects! Using his alien technology, Dr. Niles Van Roekel transforms a group of rejects into a new team of savage super heroes. But what's Van Roekel's master plan? And which Marvel hero will betray friends and comrades to join him?
32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

LIVEWIRES #6 (of 6)
Written by ADAM WARREN
Penciled by RICK MAYS
Cover by ADAM WARREN

The end is HERE, as the Livewires’ doomed assault on an airborne black project spirals down to a thoroughly disastrous finale. Death and destruction abound as hordes of enemy mecha close in on a weaponless, defenseless Stem Cell who, in turn, is frantically trying to hack herself, to reformat and reboot her A.I. mind and robotic body, as time runs out.
32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

G.L.A. #4 (of 4)
Written by DAN SLOTT
Pencils & Cover by PAUL PELLETIER

"COUNTDOWN TO A MISCOUNT"
See? We weren’t kidding. Someone DID die in GLA#1. So maybe now you’ll believe us when we tell you that this issue doesn’t just signal THE END for the GLA… but for the ENTIRE Marvel Universe as well! Hmm… Okay, maybe not the ENTIRE Marvel U…. But everybody who doesn’t have a monthly book or plans for an upcoming mini-series-- all of THOSE guys could go! We mean it!
Hey, if Wolverine can kill off the Hornet and Northstar as afterthoughts, don’t think we won’t take out everybody else! Grrr!
32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

MARVEL TEAM-UP #10
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Pencils & Cover by SCOTT KOLINS

"MASTER OF THE RING" - CONCLUSION!
The Ringmaster faces the combined might of Spider-Man, Moon Knight, and Daredevil--with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. This ultra-climactic issue brings the second thrilling arc of Marvel Team-Up to a close and paves the way for our third titanic story arc starting next month!
32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

RUNAWAYS #6
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA
Cover by JO CHEN

"TRUE BELIEVERS"
It's the explosive conclusion to the Runaways' most spectacular adventure. In a final battle that will change the team's lineup forever, the Runaways confront Victor Mancha's father, the major Marvel villain who just might persuade his son to join the dark side. Plus, the mysterious benefactor behind Turbo's group of former teen heroes is finally revealed! PART 6 (of 6).
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

GRAVITY #2 (of 5)
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Pencils & Cover by MIKE NORTON

So, you've moved to the city, settled in and enjoyed your first victory against a notorious super villain. Now what's a freshly-minted super hero to do? Why, you find yourself a seasoned veteran to show you the ropes and offer sage advice. Hey, be sure to ask him for some pointers on how to lie to your friends about all those bruises and disappearing acts, okay?
32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

AMAZING FANTASY #10
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK & FEDERICA MANFREDI
Cover by JAMES JEAN

The all-new Scorpion successfully infiltrates Advanced Idea Mechanics but gets more than she bargains for when her first mission for A.I.M. is one of assassination. Is maintaining her cover worth killing for? Also: S.H.I.E.L.D. at last discovers the horrifying secret of the Scorpion's poison touch... but too late to save her! Part 4 (of 6)
BONUS: Introducing a new horror sensation to the Marvel Universe—Vampire by Night! Who is this mysterious girl, who in the Marvel U is she related to and what kind of bizarre curse does she possess? Get in on the start with the first part of this new 8-page back-up feature with art by Federica Manfredi. Part 1 (of 3). 32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

YOUNG AVENGERS #6
Written by ALLAN HEINBERG
Pencils & Cover by JIM CHEUNG

The 6-part SIDEKICKS story arc comes to a shattering conclusion when the Young Avengers lose one of their founding members, a new member arrives on the scene, and the entire team undergoes a radical transformation. It's a surprising new direction for the Young Avengers as they battle Kang, the Avengers, and each other to ensure the team's survival.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE:
AVENGERS 2005

Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, SEAN MCQUAID, MICHAEL HOSKIN, MARK O'ENGLISH, ANTHONY FLAMINI, STUART VANDAL,
RONALD BYRD, BILL LENTZ & CHRIS BIGGS
Cover by TOM GRUMMETT & MORRY HOLLOWELL

Earth’s Mightiest Heroes assemble in this update to last year’s Avengers Handbook! This Official Handbook contains in-depth bios on the New Avengers, the Young Avengers, the Great Lakes Avengers and more of your favorite old-school Avengers! Plus: An all-new cover by superstar artist Tom Grummett, digitally painted by Morry Hollowell.
48 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$3.99

IRON MAN #4
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils & Cover by ADI GRANOV

"EXTREMIS"
In order to cope with the product of the Extremis enhancile, will Tony Stark be forced to use it on himself as well? And, if he does, what will that mean for the future of Iron Man? Part 4 (of 6).
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

NEW WARRIORS #2 (of 6)
Written by ZEB WELLS
Pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG

The New Warriors continue their mission to stamp out evil across America! A small town is terrorized by exotic animals who have taken over the local zoo. Can the Warriors save the day AND guarantee that no animals will be harmed in the making of this issue? Check out the latest from Wells and Young to find out!
32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

NEW THUNDERBOLTS #10
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Pencils & Cover by
TOM GRUMMETT

"PURPLE REIGN" Part 1 (of 3)
Everything you thought you knew could very well be WRONG! Songbird and Swordsman are on the run with all of Manhattan against them -- but when they reach the Thunderbolts, will they find friends or foes? Have Songbird's former teammates been manipulated from the very beginning by -- Killgrave the Purple Man?
32 PGS./T+ Suggested for Teens and Up …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES

MARVEL ADVENTURES
SPIDER-MAN #5

Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Penciled by PATRICK SCHERBERGER
Cover by TONY SALVADOR DANIEL

AN ALL-NEW STORY! Electro has been humiliated by that Spider-Punk long enough. Now it's time to get some RESPECT. With the juice that runs New York City in his hands, the world will learn that Electro isn't one to be trifled with! It's wall-to-wall action in the Mighty Marvel Manner when artist Patrick Scherberger is joined by new Adventures writer Sean McKeever to deliver all-original action-packed tales of everybody's favorite teenage wall-crawler!
32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.50

MARVEL ADVENTURES
FANTASTIC FOUR #2

Written by AKIRA YOSHIDA
Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Cover by MICHAEL RYAN

When a rampaging alien from another dimension runs amok in New York City, there’s only one thing to do—call in the Fantastic Four! But what happens if they’re the ones responsible? Find out in this all-new FF adventure!
32 PGS./ ALL AGES …$2.50

NEW! MARVEL FLIP BOOKS

MARVEL ADVENTURES #2
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #2

Written by ERICA DAVID
Penciled by PATRICK SCHERBERGER
Cover by TONY SALVADOR DANIEL

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #2
Written by AKIRA YOSHIDA
Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Cover by MICHAEL RYAN

64 pgs / 3.99

MARVEL HEROES #2
NEW AVENGERS #2

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by DAVID FINCH

CAPTAIN AMERICA #2
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Art & Cover by STEVE EPTING

64 pgs / 3.99

MARVEL SELECT #2
ASTONISHING X-MEN#2

Written by JOSS WHEDON
Pencils & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

NEW X-MEN: ACADEMY X #2
Written by NUNZIO DEFILIPPIS &
CHRISTINA WEIR
Pencils & Cover by RANDY GREEN

64 pgs / 3.99

MARVEL TALES #2
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #35

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils by JOHN ROMITA JR.

Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
AMAZING FANTASY #2
Written by FIONA AVERY
Pencils & Cover by MARK BROOKS

64 pgs / 3.99

ULTIMATE MARVEL #2
ULTIMATE X-MEN #2

Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils by ADAM KUBERT
Cover by JOE QUESADA

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #2
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS &
MARK MILLAR
Pencils by ADAM KUBERT
Cover by BRYAN HITCH

64 pgs / 3.99

ULTIMATE TALES #2
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #2
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #3

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by MARK BAGLEY
Covers by JOE QUESADA

64 pgs / 3.99

X-MEN

X-MEN #173

Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Pencils and Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

"BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE"
Gambit and Rogue’s tumultuous relationship reaches its ultimate breaking point! Will Gambit give in to his desires and find love in the arms of another woman? Also, the X-Men consider a new member – one of their greatest foes of all time! Part 3 (of 3).
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.50

NYX #6
Written by JOE QUESADA
Penciled by ROBERT TERANISHI
Cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON

Alphabet City’s mutant strays are back! Kiden, Tat, Cameron and X-23 begin to uncover the what’s and why’s of their strange union, all the while unaware of Zebra Daddy’s young errand boy on their trail. But is it all a choreographed coincidence that means much more than anyone could guess? Check out the explosive new issue as we speed toward next month’s unbelievable and inevitable conclusion.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

NIGHTCRAWLER #8
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Pencils & Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON

"THE WINDING WAY" Part Two: Dark Carnival
Kurt's journey along the winding way begins in earnest as he, buddy Logan, and hottie nurse Christine Palmer travel to the eerie forests of Bavaria, where our favorite blue elf was raised by the gypsy enchantress, Margali Szardos. But what are the dark forces compelling Kurt to revisit his past?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

WEAPON X: DAYS OF FUTURE NOW #1 (of 5)
Written by FRANK TIERI
Pencils & Cover by BART SEARS

Because you demanded it, Weapon X is back! The War of the Programs is over and now Director Malcolm Colcord is ready to take his plans to the next level! It’s the Weapon X you love, only now, all bets are off. Witness the beginning of the end of Frank Tieri’s Weapon X saga! Starring Agent Zero, Fantomex, Sublime, Chamber, and of course, Wolverine!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

X-MEN: KITTY PRYDE -
SHADOW & FLAME #2 (of 6)

Written by AKIRA YOSHIDA
Pencils & Cover by PAUL SMITH

The mystery behind Kitty’s trip to far-off Japan deepens when she is attacked by a whole mess of ninjas! What do these ninjas want with Kitty? And what long-forgotten villain from Kitty’s past is about to finally make his move? Part 2 (of 6).
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

ORORO:
BEFORE THE STORM #2 (of 4)

Written by MARC SUMERAK
Penciled by CARLO BARBERI
Cover by MARK BROOKS

Ororo embarks on the grandest adventure of her young life! When an archaeologist in search of an ancient Egyptian artifact seeks the services of Achmed El-Gibar's band of thieves to aid his cause, you can bet that El-Gibar's prize pupil will be leading the pack! But will an early encounter with a foe from her future leave young Ororo in over her head? The calm has ended– get ready for the Storm!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

EXILES #66 & #67
Written by TONY BEDARD
Pencils & Cover by JAMES CALAFIORE

"DESTROY ALL MONSTERS" Parts 1 and 2 (of 3)
The bold new Exiles era charges forward! Old teammates are buried, and the search for a way to heal another brings the Exiles face to gruesome face with some of the fiercest monsters in Marvel Universe history!
Guest-starring KRAKOA, the island that walks like a man!
32 PGS. (each)/T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99 (each)

NEW X-MEN:
HELLIONS #3 (of 4)

Written by NUNZIO DEFILIPPIS
& CHRISTINA WEIR
Pencils & Cover by
CLAYTON HENRY

"FORTUNE AND GLORY"
What if you could get anything you wanted? Well, the Hellions have. Their biggest dreams have all come true—but with a price. The Hellions are called in to recover a secret object for the mysterious Kingmaker… but what happens when they discover the nefarious plot the Kingmaker has for it? Part 3 (of 4).
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

X-MEN: THE END – HEROES AND MARTYRS #5 (of 6)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by SEAN CHEN
Cover by GREG LAND

The saga of the final days of the X-Men continues! What is behind the long-concealed link between Gambit and Mr. Sinister…and what will it mean for Gambit and Rogue’s children?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$2.99

MAX

PUNISHER #23

Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET

"UP IS DOWN AND BLACK IS WHITE"
Frank Castle’s having a rough day: After taking two blasts to the chest from a sawed-off 12-gauge – courtesy of Nick Cavella’s lethal and not-so-lovely goon Teresa – he falls into the clutches of Agent O’Brien, a renegade spook who carries a major torch for the Punisher. Is love in the air? Part 5 (of 6).
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$2.99

ICON COMICS

POWERS #13

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING

Powers are dropping out of the sky, leaving bloody bodies in their wake. When one of the victims is revealed to be the cosmic guardian of our galaxy, Homicide Detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim find themselves knee deep in cosmic doo. And if things weren’t bad enough, Internal Affairs would like to have a word with Detective Pilgrim.
All that and it's a perfect jumping on point for new readers!
From the writer of some of your favorite marvel comics, (New Avengers, House of M, Ultimate Spider-Man, Daredevil, Secret War) comes a brand new chapter from the award winning book!
32 PGS./Mature …$2.95

MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVELS

MARVEL VISIONARIES: JOHN ROMITA SR. HC
Written by STAN LEE, TOM DEFALCO, ROY THOMAS & ROGER STERN
Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA SR.

Jazzy John and Marvel's Mightiest together in stories that made them both famous! The coming of the communist-hunting Captain America! Peter Parker's parents in perilous predicaments! The first of the final face-offs between Spider-Man and the Green Goblin! The debut of the Devil's Daughter! Also featuring the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Nick Fury, Wolverine, the Kingpin and more! Includes rarely seen horror tales from the pre-Marvel era! Collects STRANGE TALES #4; MENACE #11; YOUNG MEN #24, 26; TALES TO ASTONISH #77; TALES OF SUSPENSE #77; DAREDEVIL #16 and 17; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #39, #40, #42, #50, #108, #109 and #365; FANTASTIC FOUR #105 and 106; CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE FALCON #138; VAMPIRE TALES #2; and UNTOLD TALES OF SPIDER-MAN MINUS 1.
336 PGS./All Ages …$29.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1780-6

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE X-MEN VOL. 5
Written by ROY THOMAS, GARY FRIEDRICH, ARNOLD DRAKE
& JERRY SIEGEL
Penciled by JIM STERANKO, BARRY SMITH, DON HECK, JOHN BUSCEMA, WERNER ROTH & GEORGE TUSKA
Cover by JIM STERANKO

Buckle down your mortarboards, students of Marvel’s merry mutants, ’cause we’ve got a summer crash course in X-Men classics coming your way!
Lesson #1: It ain’t easy being an X-Man. No sooner has their mentor, Professor X, died than who shows up but Magneto and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants! Only a study in teamwork with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes can help our grieving heroes make the grade!
Lesson #2: Think twice before inviting family over. A friendly house call from the Juggernaut or Polaris, the daughter of Magneto himself, isn’t the summertime bliss the brochure may have described!
Lesson #3: Battling a bevy of baddies including Mesmero, Blastaar, the Red Raven, Warlock and Computo may cause cramps. Be sure to stretch before jumping into this pool!
And for extra credit you can pull an all-nighter with the origins of Iceman and Beast, along with a rare solo story featuring the Angel!
Consult guest instructors Jim Steranko, Barry Smith and John Buscema this July or risk failure at the end of the term. Dismissed! Collecting X-MEN (Vol. 1) #43-53, AVENGERS (Vol. 1) #53 and selections from KA-ZAR #2, 3 and MARVEL TALES #30.
304 PGS./ALL AGES…$49.99

NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 1: OUT OF TIME
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by STEVE EPTING with MICHAEL LARK
Cover by STEVE EPTING

Cap is awakened in the dead of the night by agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., who need the kind of help only he can provide. But the corpse he finds on the Heli-carrier brings him face-to-face with the unthinkable, and opens doors to terror and manipulation he never dreamed possible! It's a new beginning as four-time Eisner-nominated Best Writer Ed Brubaker makes his Marvel debut, joined by white-hot artist Steve Epting! As the new regular creative team, they will take Cap's life in directions fans will never see coming! Collects CAPTAIN AMERICA #1-7.
176 pages./ T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$21.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1651-6
TRIM SIZE: STANDARD

NEW AVENGERS VOL. 1: BREAKOUT
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by DAVID FINCH

In the wake of the systematic destruction of the original Avengers, just what sort of threat to the world could persuade Captain America to assemble an all-new team? And following the events of AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED, who could possibly be on this team? How does Cap, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Wolverine sound? Fate has brought them together, and now Captain America wants to make it permanent! Who will take his hand and join the new Avengers? And will they be strong enough to fight the mysterious forces at play around them? Collects NEW AVENGERS #1-6.
160 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1814-4
TRIM SIZE: STANDARD

AVENGERS WEST COAST: VISION QUEST TPB
Written by JOHN BYRNE
Pencils & Cover by JOHN BYRNE

See how one of comicdom's most recognizable talents remade the West Coast Avengers: The readjustment of the Vision! Ancient secrets of humanity revealed! The Scarlet Witch's first step into the descent of madness that disassembled the Avengers! Introducing the Great Lakes Avengers and featuring the triumphant return of one of Marvel's hottest golden age greats! Battles, betrayals and the bizarre as only Byrne could bring you! Collects AVENGERS WEST COAST #42-50.
216 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$24.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1774-1

THE PULSE VOL. 2: SECRET WAR TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by MIKE MAYHEW

Jessica Jones and Luke Cage's lives have been destroyed by the events of the Secret War, so what is Jessica going to do about it? Fans of SECRET WAR – feel THE PULSE as it pounds out more gritty intrigue even as it welcomes a new artist: award-winning comics superstar Brent (RISING STARS, ASTRO CITY) Anderson! Guest-starring: Captain America, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Nick Fury and more! Collects THE PULSE #6-9.
128 pages./ T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$11.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1674-5

EXILES VOL. 10: AGE OF APOCALYPSE TPB
Written by TONY BEDARD
Pencils by JIM CALAFIORE & MIZUKI SAKAKIBARA
Cover by JIM CALAFIORE

Welcome home, Blink and Sabretooth! In an X-MEN: AGE OF APOCALYPSE tie-in, the Exiles return to the AoA with the unlikeliest new teammate: Apocalype’s homicidal son, Holocaust! Their new assignment: kill the X-Men!? Can they stop fighting among themselves long enough to complete their mission? Plus: Just what was Blink up to during her absence from the Exiles those many months ago? Collects EXILES #59-61, plus the OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE: AGE OF APOCALYPSE 2005.
128 pages./ T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$12.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1674-5

X-MEN: THE NEW AGE OF APOCALYPSE TPB
Written by AKIRA YOSHIDA WITH SCOTT LOBDELL, TONY BEDARD & LARRY HAMA
Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO WITH ADAM KUBERT, ANDY KUBERT, TONY DANIEL, MARK BROOKS, PACO MEDINA, TALENT CALDWELL, ROGER CRUZ & KIA ASAMIYA
Cover by CHRIS BACHALO

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of the biggest X-Men events ever! Now that Apocalypse has been destroyed and the end of the world has been averted, what could possibly pose a threat to Magneto and his X-Men? Well, perhaps Sinister and whatever massive force he has just unleashed is enough to rile the X-Men and cause them to seek out a since retired Weapon X! Plus: Revisit the AoA world with four original tales featuring characters you know and love: the origin of Generation Next, the first meeting of Sabretooth and Wild Child, Weapon X's first run-in with Mariko Yashida in Japan, and the story of how the AoA world survived the nuclear holocaust that threatened it! Collects X-MEN: AGE OF APOCALYPSE #1-6 and the X-MEN: AGE OF APOCALYPSE one-shot.
200 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$20.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1583-8

HOUSE OF M: EXCALIBUR-PRELUDE TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils & Cover by AARON LOPRESTI

Callisto answers a cry for help from Warren Worthington, a.k.a. Archangel! But Callisto and Warren have some pretty unpleasant history between them…can they overcome their differences long enough to survive? Meanwhile, Professor X and Magneto struggle to help their disturbed guest on Genosha.
Collects EXCALIBUR #11-14.
96 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$11.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1812-8

X-MEN: GOLGOTHA TPB
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

The X-Men travel to Antarctica to respond to an S.O.S. from a colony of mutants…and what they find is far more shocking than they expected! Will the X-Men share the colony’s gruesome fate? Collects X-MEN #166-170.
120 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS
AND UP …$12.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1650-8

X-FORCE:
SHATTERSTAR TPB

Written by ROB LIEFELD & BRANDON THOMAS
Penciled by MARAT MYCHAELS
Cover by ROB LIEFELD

In the aftermath of the events of CABLE & X-FORCE VOL. 1: THE LEGEND RETURNS, Shatterstar finds himself fighting for his life on the island of Madripoor. How does he come into possession of the Five Fingers of Annihilation, and who else sought to control its terrible power? Featuring Spiral from the pages of LONGSHOT and X-MEN. Collects X-FORCE: SHATTERSTAR #1-3, plus Shatterstar’s classic first appearance in NEW MUTANTS #99-100
144 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$15.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1633-8

COMBAT ZONE: TRUE TALES OF GI'S IN IRAQ TPB
Written by KARL ZINSMEISTER
Pencils by DAN JURGENS
Cover by ESAD RIBIC

Longtime embedded journalist Karl Zinsmeister ("Boots on the Ground: A Month with the 82nd Airborne in the Battle for Iraq") and penciler Dan Jurgens (THOR, Superman) chronicle three months in the lives of the 82nd Airborne in the Battle for Iraq in this groundbreaking series.
120 pages./ T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1516-1

DOCTOR SPECTRUM: FULL SPECTRUM TPB
Written by SAMM BARNES
Penciled by TRAVEL FOREMAN
Cover by DALE KEOWN & RICHARD ISANOVE

Spinning out of SUPREME POWER, Samm Barnes and Travel Foreman bring to light the secret of Corporal Joe Ledger’s dark past, and the plans the crystal has for him! Collects DOCTOR SPECTRUM #1-6.
144 PGS./Explicit Content …$16.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1586-2

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 11: THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME TPB
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN

It's the ultimate reality show as mutants convicted of capital crimes are released on an island where contestants hunt them down. Longshot has survived longest, and the X-Men are sent to rescue him — until they become part of the game themselves! With one of their teammates a captive on the island of Krakoa, the malevolent media mogul called Mojo demands the X-Men return Longshot to his headquarters or Angel will soon have a harp to go with his wings! Meanwhile, does Longshot have a "Dazzling" not-so-secret admirer?
Collects ULTIMATE X-MEN #54-57.
96 PGS./All Ages …$9.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1659-1

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 13: HOBGOBLIN TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MARK BAGLEY

It’s the terrifying debut of the Ultimate Hobgoblin as Harry Osborn returns to Midtown High harboring a dark secret that will affect the lives of all those around him – especially his best friend, Peter Parker. And where does Harry’s father – Norman Osborn, a.k.a. the Green Goblin – fit into all this?
Collects ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #72-78.
168 PGS./All Ages …$15.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1647-8


THE THING: FREAKSHOW TPB
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Pencils by SOTT KOLINS
Cover by SOTT KOLINS

Ben Grimm has bad luck. He never got the grades, he never got the girl and Cosmic Rays shoved the ugly stick down his throat. But where did this stroke of bad luck come from? Is it all in his head? Or has karma caught up with Aunt Petunia's nephew? And what does it all have to do with a carnival attended by the FF's strongman during his youth? Take a look behind Ben's bathroom door, find out just what's underneath those rocks of his and rediscover why the Thing is the coolest – and grumpiest – super hero on Earth! Collects THE THING: FREAKSHOW #1-4.Also featuring the THING & SHE-HULK: THE LONG NIGHT one-shot – written by TODD DEZAGO, and illustrated BRYAN HITCH and IVAN REIS!
144 pages./ T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$17.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1911-6

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 VOL. 3: DIVINE TIME TPB
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by JIM MUNIZ
Cover by GREG LAND
In New York, it's springtime — and business as usual for the FF, as they celebrate Franklin's team making it to the Little League playoffs. But around the globe, the very fabric of time is unraveling. Minutes are vanishing from days, and objects from the past are materializing in the present. When these chronal anomalies start multiplying like a virus, Reed, Sue, Ben and Johnny decide to slip into the timestream to investigate. For seasoned adventurers like the FF, it should be a walk in the park, right? Guess again. Plus: It’s good news all around — and not just for the FF, who have reclaimed their status as New York’s premier super-hero team, but for their friend and ally, Alicia Masters. After a lifetime of darkness, the blind sculptress’s eyesight has been restored by her father, Philip Masters — the seemingly reformed villain Puppet Master — but at what cost? Either all is as it seems…or darker forces are at work. Collects MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #13-18.
144 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$14.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1678-8

FANTASTIC FOUR: UNSTABLE MOLECULES TPB
Written by JAMES STURM
Penciled by GUY DAVIS
Cover by CRAIG THOMPSON

The Eisner Award-winning collection is in print! In 1961, the first issue of FANTASTIC FOUR was drawn and written by the brilliant team of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, and set a new standard for heroic adventure comics. Few people realize that the Fantastic Four – a family of sci-fi adventurers gifted with amazing powers – was actually based on the lives of real people. As often is the case, real life was as astonishing as fiction. UNSTABLE MOLECULES is a biography that revisits the Fantastic Four's beginnings with a historian's eye.
Collects the critically acclaimed four-issue limited series!
128 PGS./EXPLICIT CONTENT …$13.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1112-3

ESSENTIAL KILLRAVEN VOL. 1 TPB
Written by ROY THOMAS, NEAL ADAMS, GERRY CONWAY,
MARV WOLFMAN, DON MCGREGOR, BILL MANTLO, KEITH GIFFEN
& JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER
Penciled by NEAL ADAMS, HOWARD CHAYKIN, HERB TRIMPE,
RICH BUCKLER, GENE COLAN, CRAIG RUSSELL, KEITH GIFFEN,
SAL BUSCEMA & JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER
Cover by JOHN ROMITA SR.

Remember the Martian invasion of 2001? No? Not to worry, some of Marvel's top talents have preserved it for you! Relive the sequel to H.G. Wells's masterpiece as a sword-wielding slave leads a band of fearless freedom fighters against Earth's alien overlords! Featuring mutants, madmen, metal monsters and more! Guest-starring (who else?) Spider-Man! Free Earth! Collects AMAZING ADVENTURES (Vol. 2) #18-39, MARVEL TEAM-UP #45, MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL #7, and KILLRAVEN #1 (Marvel Knights).
504 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$16.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1777-6

SECRETS WARS TPB - NEW PRINTING
Written by JIM SHOOTER
Pencils by MIKE ZECK & BOB LAYTON
Cover by MIKE ZECK

The classic 12-issue limited series is back in print! The first mega-crossover of its kind, SECRET WARS still stands as a milestone in the comic-book industry. The fate of the entire Marvel Universe hangs in the balance as all of Earth’s greatest super heroes face their deadliest foes on the mysterious planet known as Battleworld!
336 pages./ T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$29.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1873-X

Don't miss it: Kiddie record of the week

I've mentioned this wonderful site before, but it's a must-visit this week.

Go to Kiddie Records Weekly now and you can download a groovy verison of "Pecos Bill" told by Roy Rogers with music by the Sons of the Pioneers.

Pop Artifact! Big Jim Rescue Rig

New "Batman Begins" poster

How many posters are they gonna do for this thing?

Hurray for Sheldon Moldoff!

Comics historian Mark Evanier pays tribute to the great Golden Age artist, who turns 85 today!

Moldoff drew tons of "Batman" stories credited to Bob Kane. He also did the cover for the first issue of the Golden Age "Flash" title.

Here's a portrait of the 1950s-era Batman Family, credited to Bob Kane, but actually by Moldoff:

Talkin' Nancy Drew graphic novels

Stefan Petrucha, writer for the new "Nancy Drew" comics series from Papercutz (there's a "Hardy Boys" one, too) talks about the new, manga-influenced take on the venerable girl detective character.

"Look at Veronica Mars and Kim Possible -- their origins are clearly Nancy Drew. My goal was to keep up the Drew mystique in a fast-paced comic book format...You'll have all the drama, the suspense, locations and lots of visual moments."

The series is published both in regular comic format and in multi-issue manga-style collections.

There are two collected volumes out so far: "The Demon of River Heights," and "Writ in Stone."


Extras revealed for "Lois and Clark" DVD set

The show's first season is out is a six-disk set June 7.

Extras include:

  • The two-hour long pilot episode.
  • "From Rivals to Romance: The Making of Lois & Clark, a retrospective documentary featuring new interviews with Dean Cane and Teri Hatcher.
  • "Taking Flight: The Visual Effects of Lois & Clark," behind-the-scenes featurette.

Also, for a limited time, the set will include a bonus disc featuring the never-before-released "Smallville" episode “Crusade,” which introduces Lois Lane (Erika Durance) to that series.

Rock'n'roll architect Johnnie Johnson dies

Pianist on all those great sessions with Chuck Berry, Johnson passed away Wednesday at age 80.

More here.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Pop Artifact! Batman Hotline phone toy



Mike Sterling nerds out...

...over DC Direct getting Superman's chest emblem wrong on its upcoming "Crisis on Infinite Earths" action figure.

It's supposed to be the Earth 2 Superman, people! Earth 2! For crying out loud...

Bosworth as Lois Lane

Kate Bosworth Web has a bunch of "Superman" set pics featuring Bosworth as the girl reporter.

"Bewitched" season DVDs box art revealed

The "Bewitched" season one DVD set is now available for pre-order from Amazon. You can choose between the original black-and-white or colorized versions.

Here's a peek at the box art, via DVD Answers:

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Pop Artifact! Giant Leeches movie poster

Upcoming DC Direct items

Here's a look at upcoming goodies:


THE BATMAN: BATMOBILE MAQUETTE
Sculpted by John G. Mathews.
The third in the series of The Batman Maquettes by DC Direct, inspired by the Kids' WB! and Cartoon Network show! The Batmobile is as fast and deadly as lightning, racing through the darkened, gritty streets of Gotham City. This limited edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain maquette measures approximately 4" tall x 6.25" wide x 10" deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.
$89.99, in stores on Nov. 2.


BATMAN CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY 2005 COLLECTOR'S PLATE
Art by Alex Ross.
This Holiday Collector's Plate features a stunning illustration of The Joker and his little helper, Harley Quinn, bringing joy and laughter to a very unhappily detained Batman! This limited-edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain Collector's Plate measures approximately 10.5" in diameter, features a Certificate of Authenticity imprinted on the back of the plate, and is edged with a 24-karat gold band. The plate is packaged in a gift box with gold foil stamping.
$59.99, in stores on Nov. 23.


BATMAN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE WAVE 3: BATMAN
Manufactured by Japanese toy manufacturer Yamato exclusively for the Japanese toy market, these limited-edition Batman figures are available outside of Asia only under special arrangement with DC Direct! The Batman Import Collector Action Figure includes a stone dungeon-like diorama base measuring 8" high x 5.5" wide x 3.2" deep This figure is limited to 7,000 pieces.
Price TBA, in stores on July 7.

BATMAN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE WAVE 3: BANE
The Bane Import Collector Action Figure comes with a demolition-inspired diorama base measuring 6.3" high x 5" wide x 3.7" deep. This figure is limited to 7,000 pieces.
Price TBA, in stores on July 7.

BATMAN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE WAVE 3: BATGIRL
The Batgirl Import Collector Action Figure includes a building cornice diorama base measuring 6.8" high x 4.3" wide x 3" deep. This figure is limited to 7,000 pieces.
Price TBA, in stores on July 7.

BATMAN JAPANESE IMPORT COLLECTOR ACTION FIGURE WAVE 3: CATWOMAN
The Catwoman Import Collector Action Figure comes with a whip, a Gotham City nightscape and a diorama base measuring 7.5" high x 4.3" wide x 3" deep. This figure is limited to 7,000 pieces.
Price TBA, in stores on July 7.


CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS SERIES 2: ANTI-MONITOR ACTION FIGURE
Countless champions perish in order to prevent the Anti-Monitor from gaining fuel through the destruction of individual realities! The Anti-Monitor Action Figure features multiple points of articulation and comes with a base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.
Price TBA, in stores on Nov. 16.

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS SERIES 2: BARRY ALLEN FLASH ACTION FIGURE
Barry Allen, the protector of Central City, has the power to violate select laws of physics and super speed ability! The Barry Allen Flash Action Figure features multiple points of articulation and comes with a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.
Price TBA, in stores on Nov. 16.

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS SERIES 2: EARTH 2 SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE
The first super-hero to arrive on Earth-2 and help defeat the Anti-Monitor! The Earth 2 Superman Action Figure features multiple points of articulation and comes with a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.
Price TBA, in stores on Nov. 16.

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS SERIES 2: BATTLE-ARMOR LEX LUTHOR ACTION FIGURE
A genius, criminal scientist, Lex builds a suit of battle armor, incorporating the most deadly weapons, in order to bring down The Man of Steel. This figure features multiple points of articulation and comes with a flag accessory and display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.
Price TBA, in stores on Nov. 16.

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS SERIES 2: ROBOT BRAINIAC ACTION FIGURE
One of Earth's villains evolved into a techno-organic entity housed within a giant skull-shaped vessel. This figure features multiple points of articulation and comes with a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.
Price TBA, in stores on Nov. 16.


KINGDOM COME: SPECTRE, GREEN LANTERN AND NORMAN MCCAY STATUE
Designed by Alex Ross, sculpted by Tony Cipriano.
The second multicharacter statue direct from the pages of the best-selling miniseries Kingdom Come! This statue features Ross's striking visions of the Spectre, Green Lantern and the minister Norman McCay. This limited-edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 5.75" tall x 5.5" wide x 3" deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Limited up to 1,500 pieces.
$89.99, in stores on Nov. 30.


SUPERMAN AND BATMAN DELUXE BOOKENDS
Designed by Ed McGuinness. sculpted by James Shoop.
In this stunning new set of bookends designed by fan-favorite artist Ed McGuinness, the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight join forces to destroy their longtime enemies Bizarro and Man-Bat! This dramatic limited-edition, cold-cast porcelain bookends set includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity. Each side measures approximately 8.25" tall x 6.5" wide x 6.5" deep, and they are packaged together in a 4-color box.
$295, in stores on Nov. 9.


SUPERMAN 13" DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE
The Superman 13" Deluxe Collector Figure is an exciting new addition to DC Direct's line of realistically proportioned, super-heroic 1/6-scale figures! Wearing his iconic costume, this figure is fully poseable with 28 points of articulation. Superman comes with two sets of removable hands -- one set has independently articulated fingers and the other closed fists -- along with a 7.5" bendable "steel" girder and breakaway "chains." The figure also includes Clark Kent's lined suit, white long-sleeve shirt, fabric tie and socks. The transformation from superhero to reporter is complete with plastic eyeglasses, and a copy of the Daily Planet newspaper. This figure is packaged in a four-color displayable collector box.
$89.99, in stores on Nov. 2.


SUPERMAN: STRENGTH POSTER
Art by Alex Ross.
Originally published as the cover of Superman: Strength #3, Alex Ross paints a striking iconic rendition of the Man of Steel! This full-color poster measures 24" x 36".
$7.99, in stores on Nov.30.


WONDER WOMAN IDENTITY CRISIS POSTER
Art by Michael Turner.
Originally published as the cover of Identity Crisis #4, this poster features Wonder Woman as an elegant symbol of strength. This beautifully illustrated 4-color poster measures 24" x 36".
$7.99, in stores on Nov.30.

Sideshow debuts Xander figure

The latest addition to Sideshow Toys' line of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" figures is this one of Scoobyite Xander Harris. Limited to 750 copies it's available for pre-order now.

Monday, April 11, 2005

DC Comics July 2005 Solicitations

They're here!


ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #1 Written by Frank Miller, art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams.
The all-new saga of Batman and Robin begins here! The people responsible for some of comicdom's greatest tales, Frank Miller and Jim Lee team up for the first time to bring you Batman and Robin like you've never seen them before in this imaginative reinvention of these classic characters that will have your eyes popping and your head spinning!
All hell breaks loose at the circus as millionaire Bruce Wayne and gal pal Vicki Vale witness a young boy's life shattered before their eyes. Orphaned, Dick Grayson has nowhere to go and no one to turn to -- no one but Bruce Wayne and the shadow of the bat!
Expect action, adventure, guest-stars and the unexpected as Miller and Lee deliver the ultimate tales of the Dynamic Duo. This issue will ship with two covers by Lee and Williams, featuring Batman (50 percent) and Robin (50 percent).
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 13.

ABSOLUTE BATMAN: HUSH OVERSIZED HC
Written by Jeph Loeb, art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams.
The complete 12-part saga written by Jeph Loeb with art by fan-favorites Jim Lee and Scott Williamscollected together for the first time in the oversized Absolute format! This slipcased edition includes Batman #608-619 as well as the two-page origin of Batman (originally seen only on dccomics.com) and the special story from Wizard: The Comics Magazine. The year-long "Hush" -- an epic tale of friendship, trust, and betrayal that spans a lifetime -- reinvigorated the Dark Knight, pitting him against the deadliest members of his Rogue's Gallery and introducing his newest foe!
This Absolute edition includes an all-new cover by Lee and Williams, a Jim Lee Sketchbook, and issue-by-issue commentary by the creative team.
372 pages, $49.99, in stores on Sept. 7.

BATMAN #642
Written by Andersen Gabrych, art by Chris Marrinan and Andrew Pepoy, cover by Jock.
The Mad Hatter's implant is driving Killer CrocŠwell, mad! Can Batman save the reptilian rogue before he shreds himself into an early grave? And can the Dark Knight save the Hatter from bloody, bestial retribution?
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on July 13.


BATMAN: DARK DETECTIVE #5 and 6
Written by Steve Englehart, art and cover by Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin.
The classic Batman creative team of Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin concludes the exciting 6-issue miniseries! In issue #5, Silver St. Cloud has been abducted by the Joker so that her boyfriend, Evan Gregory, will drop out of the Gotham gubernatorial race. Little does the Joker know that Silver and Gregory have separated -- and her new beau is the Batman!
And in the thrilling issue #6, Batman has traced the Joker to a decaying mansion that serves as the shelter for a special hostage: Silver St. Cloud! Unfortunately for the Dark Knight, the mansion is also a funhouse loaded with death traps! Can he rescue Silver and prevent the Joker from winning the election?
32 pages, $2.99 in stores on July 7 and July 27.

DETECTIVE COMICS #808
Written by David Lapham and Andersen Gabrych, art by Ramon Bachs, Nathan Massengill, Tommy Castillo and Rodney Ramos, cover by Lapham.
Part 8 of the 12-part "City of Crime!" Paranoia and distrust. Certain death. That's what Batman and Robin face in a Gotham that bears little resemblance to the one they protect! Plus, Part 1 of "The Beast Beneath" by Gabrych, Castillo and Ramos.
40 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 20.


BATGIRL #66
Written by Andersen Gabrych, art by Andy Kuhn, cover by Amanda Conner.
In search of her mother's identity, Cassandra hits the open road! But a quick rest stop leads to a furious, super-powered throwdown, as Batgirl comes face-to-face with the leather-clad Verraco -- the Road Hog!
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 20.

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #67
Written by A.J. Lieberman, art by Rick Burchett and Alvaro Lopez, cover by Cliff Chiang.
Batman's battle with Hush for the life of Poison Ivy may be over, but a surprising ramification to Bruce Wayne's life may publicly compromise his secret identity! You must witness the shock ending to believe it!
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 20.

BATMAN: JEKYLL AND HYDE #4
Written by Paul Jenkins, art and cover by Sean Phillips.
It's the other side of the coin, as artist Sean Phillips takes over the intriguing 6-issue miniseries! After being beaten and left for dead, Batman pieces together Two-Face's mad plan to poison the inhabitants of Gotham City and liberate their "Mr. Hyde" personalities once and for all! But can Batman save Gotham when he's one of the infected?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 20.

CATWOMAN #45
Written by Will Pfeifer, art by Pete Woods, cover by Adam Hughes.
The explosive new creative team of writer Will Pfeifer, artist Pete Woods and cover artist Adam Hughes continues to turn Selina Kyle's world upside-down! Catwoman's unleashed something deadly into the environment -- something so horrible that S.T.A.R. Labs was keeping it under heavy guard. But Catwoman was expecting anthrax, not one of her deadliest foes! Plus, catch a first glimpse of Selina's snazzy new apartment.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 27.

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #193
Written by J.H. Williams III and Dan Curtis Johnson, art and cover by Seth Fisher.
Part 2 of the 5-part "Snow," by Dan Curtis Johnson and Seth Fisher! Even Batman can't be everywhere, so he's recruited a strikeforce of experts with their own disciplines. But will their expertise be enough against the obsessed Mr. Freeze?
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 7.

NIGHTWING #110
Written by Devin Grayson, art and cover by Phil Hester and Ande Parks.
Dick Grayson hasn't been in Blüdhaven since everything in his life fell apart. Now, he must return to ensure the city's inner evil hasn't taken over. But now that Blüdhaven is Robin's stomping grounds, the Boy Wonder isn't sure he can trust anyone -- including Nightwing!
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on July 13.

GOTHAM CENTRAL #32
Written by Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker, art by Kano and Stefano Gaudiano, cover by Sean Phillips.
Introducing new series penciller Kano. Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka reunite to tell a tale so big it brings all the detectives of Central together. A body turns up in Gotham belonging toŠRobin? That means one thing: Batman's going to get involved.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 8.

ROBIN #140
Written by Bill Willingham, art and cover by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens.
Tim Drake's shadowy benefactor, The Veteran, invites Tim to join his government-sponsored Black Ops team. Will Robin leave Batman's side to join a very different -- and very legal -- crew? The answer may surprise you! Meanwhile, a face from Robin's past continues to hunt him down...
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on July 20.

NIGHTWING: YEAR ONE TP
Written by Chuck Dixon and Scott Beatty, art and cover by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens.
Collecting the sold-out 6-part origin story presented in Nightwing #101-106! Learn the legendary history of Dick Grayson and his life after Batman fired him, as he gains advice from Superman, aids Deadman, and makes the decisions that lead him to become a new crimefighter!. 144 pages, $14.99, in stores on July 27.


YEAR ONE: BATMAN/RA'S AL GHUL #2
Written by Devin Grayson, art by Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti, cover by Gulacy.
Writer Devin Grayson and artists Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti conclude the 2-part Prestige Format miniseries delving into the legacy of one of Batman¹s greatest foes! Ra's al Ghul may be dead, but he has set something in motion that from people from dying, and what started in Gotham City is spreading across the globe. Batman must figure out how to undo what the death of Ra's has started, even when the clues start pointing to a plan to return him to life.
48 pages, $5.99, in stores on July 27.

SUPERMAN TITLES

SUPERMAN #219
Written by Mark Verheiden, art and cover by Ed Benes.
Part 1 of the 4-part "Sacrifice," arcing through all the Superman books and Wonder Woman #219 and featuring the return of Superman¹s deadliest enemies! Brainiac knows all of the Man of Steel's secrets, and he's putting that knowledge to use in a lethal fashion. Is Superman about to lose another piece of his humanity?
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 7.

ACTION COMICS #829
Written by Gail Simone, art by John Byrne and Nelson, cover by Byrne.
In Part 2 of the 4-part "Sacrifice," Superman battles Darkseid in a fight for his life! And the Man of Steel is even pitted against his allies in the JLA as he struggles to defeat his foe and keep his loved ones safe! But is an even deadlier villain behind it all?
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 13.

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #642
Written by Greg Rucka, art and cover by Karl Kerschl.
Part 3 of the 4-part "Sacrifice," arcing through all the July-shipping Superman titles and wonder woman #219. As Darkseid and Granny Goodness amp up the danger to all those around Superman, will he have to take matters into his own hands by becoming judge, jury and executioner?
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 20.


WONDER WOMAN #219
Written by Greg Rucka, art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair, cover by J.G. Jones.
The 4-part "Sacrifice" leaps from the Superman titles to its stunning conclusion in Wonder Woman, as the Man of Steel turns his attention toward an unexpected enemy! But with Wonder Woman deadset against Superman's plan to even the score, the two heroes collide in an event that will send shock waves throughout the DCU.
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on July 27.

SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW VOL. 2 HC
Written by Brian Azzarello, art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams.
A gorgeously illustrated hardcover volume collecting the conclusion of the storyline by Brian Azzarello and artists Jim Lee and Scott Williams from Superman #210-215.
Superman faces the mystery of how millions of people seemingly vanished without a trace ‹ including the love of his life, Lois Lane ‹ only to find that he may be partially responsible. But the solution to getting them back might prove too extreme, initiating a royal rumble with Wonder Woman. And after a battle with the deadly Equus, Superman comes face-to-face with the mysterious villain who has been responsible for turning his life upside-down!
This volume also features an afterword and new cover by Jim Lee.
176 pages, $24.99, in stores on Aug. 10.

LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL #5
Written by Brian Azzarello, art and cover by Lee Bermejo.
The startling conclusion of the 5-part miniseries! With all the pieces in place, Luthor sets his plan in motion to rid the Earth of the alien menace known as Superman. But what role does a loser like the Toyman play in the grand scheme of things? And if his plan fails, can Luthor rely on the one thing that's kept him going: hope?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 27.

DC UNIVERSE TITLES

AQUAMAN #32
Written by John Arcudi, art and cover by Patrick Gleason and Christian Alamy.
Black Manta is back! Aquaman's deadliest enemy returns with all the power, resources and legal protection of a mutinational corporation behind him! Plus, Aquagirl leads a group of Sub Diegoans to Atlantis -- but they may wish they'd never come.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 7.

BIRDS OF PREY #84
Written by Gail Simone, art by Joe Bennett and Jack Jadson, cover by Adriana Melo and Kevin Conrad.
The mission to Singapore blows up as a Bird's health breaks down! Back home, the Huntress becomes the hunted as she and her new allies find themselves in the crosshairs.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 20.


BLOOD OF THE DEMON #5
Written by John Byrne and Will Pfeifer, art by Byrne and Nekros, cover by Byrne
Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman attempt to track down Jason Blood, who is dedicated to ensuring that Etrigan can never be freed again!
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 7.

BREACH #7
Written by Bob Harras, art by Marcos Martin and Alvaro Lopez, cover by Martin.
It's the fallout from the Rifter incursion into New York State, and things aren't looking good for Breach! To make things worse, he has to save one of the people he can trust the least!
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 13.

DAY OF VENGEANCE #4
Written by Bill Willingham, art by Justiniano and Walden Wong, cover by Walter Simonson.
The 6-issue miniseries spinning from Countdown to Infinite Crisis is rocked by the awesome might of some of the DCU's most powerful beings! If the combined power of Shazam and the Shadowpact isn't enough to take down the Spectre, what will be? Does Detective Chimp have the answer?
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 20.

DC SPECIAL: THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY #2
Written by Phil Jimenez, art by José Luis García-López and George Pérez, cover by Jimenez and Pérez.
The 4-part mini-series continues. A cosmic commute to an otherworldly battleground brings the Teen Titans and the Outsiders face-to-face with their long-mourned friend Donna Troy. There's just one problem: She's not the Donna they remember!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 7.

DOOM PATROL #14
Written by John Byrne, art by Byrne and Terry Austin, cover by Byrne.
Reuniting the classic art team of Byrne and Austin! Robotman's attempts to alter his past have backfired, sending him through alternate realities where he encounters various Doom Patrols, a younger version of the JLA, and the evil Monsieur. Mallah and the Brain! Can Elasti-Girl save him?
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 27.

FIRESTORM #15
Written by Stuart Moore, art by Jamal Igle and Rob Stull, cover by Matt Haley.
"Secret Origins," Part 1 of 2! Firestorm's settling into his new life and job at S.T.A.R. Labs Detroit when a new villain crashes into town seeking revenge: The Pionic Man! What strange link does this new menace have to Firestorm, and can our hero defeat a man made of the primal forces of the universe?
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 7.

GREEN ARROW #52
Written by Judd Winick, art by Tom Fowler and Rodney Ramos, cover by James Jean.
Part 1 of the 4-part "Heading into the Light," spinning out of the events of Identity Crisis! Green Arrow faces off against an old villain who's suddenly become much more deadly. His name is Doctor Light, and he wants revenge on the heroes who violated his mind! Guest-starring Black Lightning and the JLA.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 13.

THE FLASH #224
Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Howard Porter and Livesay.
Do not miss the unbelievable penultimate chapter of the 6-part "Rogue War," guest-starring Jay Garrick and Kid Flash! The Flash is torn through time as the War takes an unexpected twist, and Wally relives his life through Zoom's twisted eyes. Plus, the Rogues are approached by a new ally.
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on July 27.

THE FLASH: THE SECRET OF BARRY ALLEN TP
Written by Geoff Johns, art by Howard Porter and Livesay, cover by Michael Turner.
A thrilling new volume collecting The Flash #207-211 and #213-217! The Flash teams with Nightwing to face Gorilla Grodd! And a dark decision from Barry Allen's past is revealed, leading Wally to make some difficult choices of his own.
240 pages, $19.99, in stores on July 20.

GREEN LANTERN #3
Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino .
The unbelievable conclusion of the 3-part "No Fear." There's a new Manhunter in town, claiming sector 2814 is under his jurisdiction. But when Green Lantern discovers the true nature of the android's mission, it's up to Hal Jordan to shut it down! Plus, Black Hand is back in action -- and he's out for revenge.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 27.

HAWKMAN #42
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, art and cover by Joe Bennett and Ruy Jose.
In the wake of Hawkman's murder, St. Roch is overrun by crime -- and Hawkgirl is unaware of how close she is to death at the hands of the newly resurrected Pilgrim! Plus, Golden Eagle makes a fateful decision about his future.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 13.

THE HUMAN RACE #5
Written by Ben Raab, art by Justiniano and Walden Wong, cover by Justiniano.
Ulysses has an old girlfriend, and Nymph doesn't like her one bitŠwith good reason! Meanwhile, Paracelsus has more to throw at Delta Chi Delta.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 20.

JLA #116
Written by Geoff Johns and Allan Heinberg, art by Chris Batista and Mark Farmer, cover by Rags Morales and Farmer.
Part 2 of the 5-part "Crisis of Conscience." Armed with the memories of what once was, the Secret Society of Super-Villains is back and out for blood -- literally -- as they battle the JLA with the blackest of magic. The confrontation rocks the JLA to their very core, turning friends into foes and further splintering the once-great team!.
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on July 13.

JLA CLASSIFIED #10
Written by Warren Ellis, art by Butch Guice, cover by Michael Stribling
Kicking off the 6-part "New Maps of Hell." In Metropolis, Lois Lane and Clark Kent investigate a rash of suicides at LexCorp, while Batman tracks an assassin with a deadly weapon in Gotham City. And on Themyscira, Wonder Woman is playing host to newly arrived academics, when a massive explosion hits,destroying the tranquility of Paradise Island. These three seemingly unrelated events tie together in ways that must be seen to be believed.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 27.

JLA/CYBERFORCE
Written by Joe Kelly, art by Doug Mahnke and Norm Rapmund, cover by Marc Silvestri.
An unprecedented special bringing together two of the most powerful teams in comics. When Cyber-Zombies invade Budapest, the JLA and Cyberforce teams arrive to answer the call for help. Now these two very different teams must work together toward a common goal: preventing the now-evil Ripclaw and his Cyber-Zombies from obtaining Godtech -- an organic material that could make the Cyberforce immortal or even give life to the dead! But what happens when a member of the JLA falls in battle? Which group will get to the Godtech first -- and will they use its unearthly powers for the ultimate goodŠor the ultimate evil? Co-published with Top Cow.
48 pages, $5.99, in stores on July 7.

JSA #75
Written by Geoff Johns, art by Leonard Kirk and Keith Champagne, cover by Alex Ross.
The unbelievable, extra-sized conclusion of the 3-part "Black Vengeance," tying into Day of Vengeance and acting as a follow-up to last year's "Black Reign!" The Spectre's true target is revealed as he faces off against the power of the Thunderbolt and the might of the JSA. But vengeance will be had, and it may tear apart the JSA! Plus, Black Adam reaffirms his ties to a different Society.
40 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 7.


JSA CLASSIFIED #1
Written by Geoff Johns, art by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, covers by Conner and Palmiotti and Adam Hughes.
Spinning from the events of July's JSA #75, a highly anticipated new JSA series debuts with a story that spotlights everyone's favorite female juggernaut: Power Girl. Readers have long wondered about Power Girl's origins. Is she a wizard's lost granddaughter? A refugee from the future? An orphan of Krypton? Now learn the unexpected answers in an adventure that acts as a prelude to this fall's massive crossover event that will affect the JSA for years to come. This issue will ship with two covers by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti (50 percent) and Adam Hughes (50 percent).
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 20.

KINETIC TP
Written by Kelley Puckett, art by Warren Pleece, cover by Tomer Hanuka.
Collecting the complete 8-issue DC Focus series. Sickly high-school student Tom Morrell's only escape is the exploits of comic-book hero Kinetic. But Tom's got powers of his own that will change his life -- assuming they manifest before Tom decides his life isn't worth living
192 pages, $9.99, in stores on July 27.

MANHUNTER #12
Written by Marc Andreyko, art by Javier Pina and Fernando Blanco, cover by Jesus Saiz.
With the help of a guest who cuts to the chase, Manhunter learns far more about the legacy of her name than it's safe to know.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 20.

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #8
Written by Mark Waid, art by Barry Kitson and Art Thibert, cover by Kitson.
The war that will transform the galaxy begins -- inside Legion headquarters! When one Legionnaire quits the team, it strips away the last bit of civility between Cosmic Boy and Brainiac 5, violently splitting the team in two!
40 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 27.

THE OMAC PROJECT #4
Written by Greg Rucka, art by Jesus Saiz, cover by Ladrönn.
The events of "Sacrifice," rocking July's Wonder Woman #219 and all three Superman titles, force an endgame in The OMAC Project, one of four mini-series spinning out of Countdown to Infinite Crisis. Checkmate turns against itself as titans clash in the heavens -- and Brother Eye breaks free.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 27.

OUTSIDERS #26
Written by Peter Tomasi, art by Will Conrad and Sean Parsons, cover by Kevin Nowlan.
Guest writer Peter Tomasi joins artists Will Conrad and Sean Parsons for Part 1 of the 2-part "Tick Tock" that reunites Batman with Black Lightning, Katana and Metamorpho! Old and new members team up as Arsenal helps one of the original Outsiders atone for a mistake made long ago.
32 pages, $2.50 in stores on July 27.

THE RANN/THANAGAR WAR #3
Written by Dave Gibbons, art and cover by Ivan Reis and Marc Campos.
The War escalates in this miniseries springing out of Countdown to Infinite Crisis! As the universe continues to feel the deadly effects of the war between worlds, the battle takes a decidedly personal turn that may turn hero against hero. Plus, an ancient evil begins to take advantage of a universe torn asunder.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 13.

PLASTIC MAN #17
Written by Kyle Baker, art and cover by Baker.
Part 3 of a 2-part story! No, really -- we just had to stretch the story! Edwina's super-powered new boyfriend proves to be both a threat and a menace. Sounds like a keeper.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 20,

SPACE GHOST TP
Written by Joe Kelly, art by Ariel Olivetti, cover by Alex Ross.
Collecting the sold-out Space Ghost 6-issue miniseries! For the first time, learn how Space Ghost got his power bands and why he protects the galaxy from evil! Witness the tragic circumstances that led to his donning a cowl and his first battle with archnemesis Zorak.
144 pages, $14.99, in stores on July 7.

SON OF VULCAN #2
Written by Scott Beatty, art and cover by Keron Grant .
Kid sidekick Mikey Devante hasn't even begun his training as apprentice to the fire-wielding hero known as Vulcan, but he's already found his way to the Forge -- Vulcan's high-tech headquarters -- and helped himself to a collection of Vulcan's state-of-the-art weaponry. He's even survived an awkward introduction to Vulcan's mysterious and deadly Girl Friday named Pandora! Now, if Mikey could just remember how to turn off the Forge's lethal security system...
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 7.

SGT. ROCK ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC
Written by Robert Kanigher, art by Joe Kubert, Russ Heath and Jerry Grandenetti, cover by Kubert.
An intense portrait of combat and conflict, this volume collects Our Army At War #111-125, featuring the World War II adventures of Sgt. Rock and his colorful band of fighting soldiers originally published in the early 1960s. Featuring an introduction by DCU editor Mark Chiarello. 228 pages, $49.99, in stores on July 27.

SEVEN SOLDIERS: GUARDIAN #3
Written by Grant Morrison, art and cover by Cameron Stewart.
Century Hollow -- a secret project in the American heartland -- is an artificial town created and maintained as a very unusual experiment. A bizarre terrorist group seizes control of the project, and only The Guardian has any chance of saving the people of Century Hollow. The only question is: Should he?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 13.


SEVEN SOLDIERS: ZATANNA #3
Written by Grant Morrison, art by Ryan Sook and Mick Gray, cover by Sook.
Zatanna and Misty travel with Ali Ka-Zoom to join forces with the Undying Don Vincenzo and face three Days of the Dead. The Sheeda Hordes have begun to reveal themselves prior to conquering the Earth, and Zatanna's caught in the middle of a siege which could decide the fate of humanity! And there's a terrible shock for Misty when the spider cavalry arrives.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 27.

TEEN TITANS #26
Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Tony Daniel and Marlo Alquiza.
Tony Daniel joins the Titans for a special issue dealing with the aftermath of the recent crossover with Outsiders. Feeling empty after recent events, Superboy goes on a soul-searching journey into his past and possible futures with an unlikely guide: Raven.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 20.

VILLAINS UNITED #3
Written by Gail Simone, art by Val Semeiks and Wade von Grawbadger, cover by J.G. Jones.
Things get ugly as the miniseries springing from Countdown to Infinite Crisis continues. In the most intense issue yet, the rogue villain group known as The Six engage in a brutal, life-altering confrontation with The Society, and a possible traitor stands revealed.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 7.


THE WORLD'S GREATEST SUPER-HEROES
Written by Paul Dini and Alex Ross; Art and cover by Ross
You can't afford to miss this massive slipcased hardcover you've been waiting for, featuring the stunning art of the Eisner Award-winning team of the incomparable Alex Ross & writer Paul Dini! Between 1998 and 2003, Paul Dini, the Emmy Award-winning producer of Batman Beyond and The New Batman/Superman Adventures, joined forces with superstar illustrator Alex Ross to create six oversized tabloid editions of stories featuring the World's Greatest Super-Heroes: SUPERMAN: PEACE ON EARTH, BATMAN: WAR ON CRIME, SHAZAM!: POWER OF HOPE, WONDER WOMAN: SPIRIT OF TRUTH, JLA: SECRET ORIGINS, and JLA: LIBERTY And JUSTICE. These classic works for all ages feature the iconic DC characters in a unique storytelling format that combines aspects of both comics and picture books. Also included are several pages of promotional art, preliminary art and thumbnails, art done for DC Direct product, model-to-finished-painting comparisons, reflections by the book's creators, and much more!
This landmark volume also features an introduction by noted book designer and author Chip Kidd, a new painted cover by Alex Ross, and an 8-page foldout of the JLA: LIBERTY And JUSTICE poster featuring every member of the JLA by Ross. DC Universe.
396pg., Color Oversized Slipcased Hardcover, $49.99
On Sale July 6.

JOHNNY DC TITLES

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #11
Written by Bill Matheny, art by Christopher Jones and Terry Beatty, cover by Jeff Matsuda.
Reflecting the hit cartoon on the Kids' WB! The Penguin's got Batman on the ropes, and the Dark Knight's last hope is...Alfred? The keeper of the Batcave may be the only hope Batman has, but even this newer, stranger dynamic duo may not be able to save Gotham City.
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on July 13.

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #11
Written by Adam Beechen, art by Carlo Barberi and Walden Wong, cover by Ben Caldwell.
The Justice League pays a visit to Aquaman in Atlantis, but their trip is interrupted as a seaquake awakens an ancient evil! And the League's only hope comes from a most unexpected team member: Stargirl.
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on July 7.

TEEN TITANS GO! #21
Written by J. Torres, art by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker, cover by Sean Galloway.
Professor Chang blasts Beast Boy with his new G.A.R.T.H. Gun and transforms him into...Garthzilla! When the giant green monster starts trashing the city, the Titans have no choice but to bust out their secret weapon...the Titans Go-Bot 5.
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on July 27.

TEEN TITANS GO! VOL. 3: BRING IT ON! TP
Written by J. Torres, art by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker, cover by Dave Bullock.
Those super-powered teenaged stars of the Cartoon Network are back in a third volume packed with the amazing adventures of Robin, Beast Boy, Raven, Cyborg and Starfire collected from Teen Titans Go! #11-15.
104 pages, $6.99, in stores on July 20.

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY VOL. 1: GET DOWN!
Written by Robbie Busch, Sholly Fisch, Dean Haspiel and others, art by Kim Arndt, Jeff Albrecht and others, cover by Gary Fields.
It's time to get funky with the stars of Cartoon Network, collected in a new manga-sized collection reprinting stories from Cartoon Cartoons and Dexter's Laboratory! Featuring the adventures of Dexter, the Kids Next Door, Johnny Bravo and more.
112 pages, $6.99, in stores on July 20.

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #11
Written by Robbie Busch, Sholly Fisch, Dean Haspiel, and others, art by Scott Neely, John Delaney and others, cover by Robert Pope.
Where, oh, where has Billy's cat gone? When Mandy's dog fails to find the wayward kitten, Grim summons up his dog: Cerberus! This might be the end for Endsville! Plus, tales of Johnny Bravo, Courage the Cowardly Dog, and the Eds.
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on July 27.

POWERPUFF GIRLS #64
Written by Robbie Busch, Abby Denson, and John Rozum, art by Chris Cook, Ricardo Garcia-Fuentes and Mike DeCarlo, cover by Phil Moy.
Princess gets persnickety when Bubbles wows Townsville with her gardening. It looks like there won't be peas in our time as Princess experiments with new ways to cause trouble.
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on July 20.

LOONEY TUNES #128
Written by Sam Agro, Robbie Busch and Frank Strom, art by David Alvarez, Leo Batic, Mike DeCarlo and Horacio Ottolini, cover by Alvarez and DeCarlo.
When Porky and Daffy become used-car dealers, it's hard to tell who's more crooked -- they or the bank robbers posing as their customers! Also, Witch Hazel needs a date, but it'll take a little of that old black magic to find her one.
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on July 7.

SCOOBY-DOO #98
Written by Chuck Dixon, Sholly Fisch and John Rozum, art by Joe Staton, Andrew Pepoy and Horacio Ottolini, cover by Staton
Little old ladies are always hiring Mystery, Inc. to check out haunted houses. So why does their latest client seem disappointed when they scare off the ghosts? Plus, puzzles, facts, and art lessons.
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on July 13.

MAD #456
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots
Get ready for more MADness, as only The Usual Gang of Idiots can deliver! Chock full of movie parodies, gags, laughs, and the non-stop hilarity you demand! Plus, lower your expectations and this issue will be even better.
48 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on July 7.

MAD XL #35
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.
Another jam-packed issue of MAD XL, containing the Best of the Web, MAD Marginals XL, our featured Writer of the Month, more Readers¹ Choice picks, and other fun features.
96 pages, black and white, $4.99, in stores on July 13.

CMX TITLES

TENRYU: THE DRAGON CYCLE VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Matoh Sanami.
The thrilling saga by the creator of the hit manga Fake continues! Ryukei and Hiryu are members of the Black Dragon Gang. To their astonishment, this is not just a name: they are actually Dragons, possessed of unique magical powers. Luckily for them, they have met the beautiful Ryurei, who is taking them to her grandfather in hopes of learning more about their powers. Unluckily for them, the vicious Red Wolf Gang leader is determined to snare Ryurei for his bride‹whether she wants him or not! It's wolf versus dragon in this shape-shifting sword-and-sorcery shakedown!
200 pages, black and white, in stores on July 27.

FROM EROICA WITH LOVE VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Aoike Yasuko.
Major Eberbach has been ordered to hire international playboy thief Eroica to steal military secrets for NATO in Rome! But Eroica's ego demands a bigger prize than mere documents! A crisis erupts as the KGB, the Italian police, the Mafia, and the Roman Catholic Church are ensnared in Eroica's scheme.
224 pages, black and white, in stores on July 13.

LAND OF THE BLINDFOLDED VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Tsukuba Sakura.
CMX. An order from the student council threatens to destroy Arou¹s school garden! To make matters worse, Kanade has glimpsed a future in which the beautiful student council president falls in love with him! Does Kanade have enough confidence in Arou to disregard her vision?
192 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on July 20.

MADARA VOL. 4
Illustrated by Sho-u Tajima, written by Eiji Otsuka
Illustrated by the designer of Kill Bill Vol. 1's animated sequences! Madara has defied the prophecy, choosing to live the normal life of a peaceful villager. A second Kusanagi sword combined with his own could determine the fate of the war, but Madara has had enough of using his deadly powers. But his brother Kageo and the demon Moki have other ideas. When they descend upon the village in search of Madara¹s weapon, he must either choose his heritage or die!
198 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on July 7.

WILDSTORM TITLES

ALBION #2

Plotted by Alan Moore, written by Leah Moore and John Reppion, art by Shane Oakley and George Freeman, cover by Dave Gibbons
Alan Moore's 6-issue mini-series reimagining classic British heroes continues! While Penny and Danny do their best to repair and refurbish Robot Archie to his past glory, they share with each other stories of a bygone heroic era. Meanwhile, Grimly Fiendish is imprisoned and thrown into solitary confinement. Plus, the introduction of the mysterious character known as Captain Hurricane.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 27.

ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE #2
Written by Kurt Busiek, art by Brent Anderson, cover by Alex Ross.
The longest, most ambitious Astro City epic ever heats up! The Silver Agent is accused of murder and treason at the Paris Peace Talks -- and back home, criminals are coming under fire from the Blue Knight! How are Charles and Royal Williams connected to both heroes? There's panic in the streets and trouble around the world as the turbulent saga of Astro City in the 1970s continues. Also featuring The N-Forcer, Starfighter, the Street Angel, the First Family's new member and more.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 27.

THE AUTHORITY: REVOLUTION #10
Written by Ed Brubaker, art by Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend, cover by Nguyen.
Long thought dead, Henry Bendix has secretly been running the world for years! Now the Authority is back ‹ under new leadership ‹ and they're on a collision course with their ex-Weatherman! Plus, the debut of a new team member.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 20.

THE AUTHORITY: HUMAN ON THE INSIDE SC
Written by John Ridley, art and cover by Ben Oliver.
A softcover edition of the thrilling original hardcover graphic novel by screenwriter John Ridley and red-hot artist Ben Oliver. The U.S. President sets a plan in motion that could destroy the Authority from the inside...a plan so cunning and unexpected, it'll shake the Authority to its very core!
96 pages, $17.99, in stores on July 7.

CITY OF TOMORROW #4
Written by Howard Chaykin, art and cover by Chaykin.
Chaykin continues to weave a tale of suspense and decadence! As the secrets of Columbia begin to surface, prodigal son Tucker Foyle continues his quest to free the island state from robotic tyranny while discovering not all robots are bad.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 27.

EX MACHINA #13
Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Tony Harris and Tom Feister, cover by Harris.
Part 2 of "Fact vs. Fiction!" Mayor Hundred is one of twelve angry New Yorkers deliberating a scandalous case, but one of his fellow jurors is withholding a dark secret. Plus, the Mayor's closest allies investigate the identity of the mysterious new super-hero who's flown into town.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 20.

DESOLATION JONES #2
Written by Warren Ellis, art and cover by J.H. Williams III.
The blistering new bimonthly series continues! It's another day at the office for Desolation Jones as he follows up leads on a particularly tough case. Jones delves deep into the rancid side of LA's spook community as he searches for answers -- and a missing girl -- in his search for a film that too many people are interested in.