Friday, November 18, 2005

Pop Artifact!

Vintage Marvel Comics house ad



See the Best Marvel Comics Sites on the Web.

Yet another "V for Vendetta" poster

Comic book previews

Mile High Comics has first looks at: Authority The Magnificient Kevin #4; Batman Gotham Knights #71; Ex Machina #16; Jack Cross #4; Loveless #2; Lucifer #68; Vigilante #3; Wraithborn #3; Amazing Spider-Man #526; Arana Heart of the Spider #11; Black Widow 2 #3; Captain America #12; Daredevil #79; Nick Fury Howling Commandos #2; Punisher vs Bullseye #1; She-Hulk 2 #2; Uncanny X-Men #466 and Young Avengers #9.

Teens Titans season one DVD cover art

Here it is. The set will be out Feb. 7.



See the Best Teen Titans Sites on the Web.

Quick hits

Newsarama has an interview with comics master Joe Kubert.

Check out the "Superman Returns" trailer.

Comics artist John Byrne is appearing in the "Funky Winkerbean" comic strip.

J.R.R. Tolkien hated his pal C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."

The Onion interviews cartoonist Seth.

Those Fantastic Four Thing Hands made a most-dangerous toy list.

Newsarma has more skinny on the post "Infinite Crisis" DC Universe.

Shout! Factory is putting out a DVD collecting some of the 1970s/80s punk and new wave performances featured on Tom Snyder's "Tomorrow Show." Performers featured include the Jam, John Lydon and Elvis Costello.

Dial B has a fun contest.

Fred Hembeck shares his sketchbooks.

Top 10 bestselling graphic novels, DVDs, CDs and toys/action figures Nov. 18





From Amazon:

Graphic Novels

1. Black Hole

2. Watchmen

3. V for Vendetta

4. Batman: Year One Deluxe Edition

5. Day of Vengeance (Infinite Crisis)

6. Frank Miller's Complete Sin City Library [Amazon.com Exclusive]

7. Serenity

8. Class Dis-Mythed SC

9. Bone: One Volume Edition

10. Watchmen (Absolute Editions)

DVDs

1. Madagascar (Widescreen Edition)

2. Star Wars, Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (Widescreen Edition)

3. Arrested Development - Season Two

4. The Polar Express (Two-Disc Widescreen Edition)

5. Arrested Development - Season One

6. Friends - The Complete Tenth Season

7. The Oprah Winfrey Show - 20th Anniversary DVD Collection

8. The Sound of Music (40th Anniversary Edition)

9. March of the Penguins (Widescreen Edition)

10. Lost - The Complete First Season

Rock CDs

1. Confessions on a Dance Floor ~ Madonna

2. Born to Run: 30th Anniversary 3-Disc Set ~ Bruce Springsteen

3. Amarantine ~ Enya

4. Thanks For The Memory...The Great American Songbook IV ~ Rod Stewart

5. Rush - R30 - 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

6. Breakaway ~ Kelly Clarkson

7. Aerial ~ Kate Bush

8. 12 Songs ~ Neil Diamond

9. Green Day ~ Bullet in a Bible

10. American Idiot ~ Green Day

Toys and Action Figures

1. Star Wars Build Your Own Lightsaber

2. Mr. Potato Head Darth Tater

3. Star Wars Darth Vader Voice Changer Helmet

4. Batman Begins Deluxe Batmobile

5. Power Rangers S.P.D. Delta Command Megazord

6. Transformers Cybertron Leader: Optimus Prime

7. Mystery Machine Ghost Patrol (Scooby Doo)

8. Star Wars Episode III Battlepack Figures: Rebel Vs. Empire

9. Transformers Cybertron Leader: Megatron

10. WWE Adrenaline Series 14 Figure 2-Pack: Booker T vs. Eddie Guerrero

Last week's list.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Pop Artifacts!

Vintage Marvel Comics house ad



Lifted from Fred Hembeck.

"V for Vendetta" posters: Two more new ones



Quick hits

Will the character of Emma Frost (The White Queen) figure in "X-Men 3?"

The L.A. Weekly on "The Masters of Comic Book Art" touring exhibit and "10 Comics That Shook The World."

The New York Times reviews "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire."

Join the campaign to save "Arrested Development."

Folks at the DC Archives board (i.e. fans I trust) weigh in on Grant Morrison's "All-Star Superman." Haven't looked at it yet, myself.

And trustworthy fans at the Marvel Masterworks board opine on Dan Slott's new "Thing" solo series from Marvel.

An all-Krypto the Superdog issue from Dial B.

Former "Adventures of Superman" TV stars Jack Larson and Noel Neill make cameos in "Superman Returns."

"Lost" clues, "The Other 48 Days, season 2, episode 7

Official ABC recap:

The Other 48 Days
Air Date: 11/16/2005
We open on a gorgeous tropical island tableau, which feels like we're watching one of those beer commercials - until the tail section of Oceanic Flight 815 comes hurtling out of the sky and crashes into the water. That's when the chaos begins - flaming pieces of fuselage and injured passengers everywhere, just as in the very first episode. There are some familiar faces: Bernard, Libby and Cindy. We recognize Eko, carrying a young girl named Emma from the water as her brother looks on, terrified. And we recognize Ana Lucia, who administers mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in a desperate effort to save Emma, who coughs up water and cries for her mother. Ana Lucia promises Emma that she will see her mom again real soon - a promise that loyal viewers know will not soon be fulfilled, because this is Lost and these people have crashed on the very same island where our regulars have been stranded for 48 days.

As we watch those 48 days unfold from the viewpoint of these tail section survivors, we learn that their existence has been very different from the one we've seen so far. These people have been under attack and of the 23 that initially survived the crash, only four will make it.

The first attack happens at night, when they awake to a brutal struggle coming from the jungle near their camp. They run out to discover Eko holding a rock over the bodies of two strangers, his hands covered in blood. He falls silent at the murder, while Ana Lucia emerges as a leader. She examines the bodies to find they have no keys, wallets or shoes. These people were obviously here before them. And while they deal with the terrifying fact that they are not alone on the island, three other survivors go missing.

The survivors bury their dead, forage for food and water and fashion weapons as defense. But it does little to help them, because a second attack comes close on the heels of the first and this time, they take the children. Ana Lucia pursues the attackers and ends up killing one of them during a struggle. She searches the body and finds a list of names and descriptions of every person who has been taken thus far. Ana Lucia concludes that someone amongst them is an enemy. Evidence points to Nathan - who seems to spend a lot of time away from the group and whom nobody remembers from the plane. Ana Lucia takes it upon herself to dig a hole and throws Nathan inside in an attempt to find out the truth. But when Goodwin lets him out, only to kill him seconds later, we realize that Nathan was not the culprit and that Ana Lucia is literally sleeping with the enemy.

The group continues to move and come across a bunker with the familiar Dharma logo and a radio inside. Ana Lucia and Goodwin hike to higher ground to try the radio. And while they're hiking, we realize that Ana Lucia is engaging in an interrogation of sorts. It becomes a game of cat and mouse until Ana Lucia pieces together the puzzle and makes the one statement that definitively exposes Goodwin as an Other - he wasn't wet when he came out of the jungle. He was never in the ocean.

And for the first time we get the point of view of an Other - they take out the strongest first - the "good people" - and then the children, who he claims are better off now. Goodwin admits to killing Nathan because he knew that Ana Lucia would have eventually figured it out and set her sights on him. Ana Lucia lunges at Goodwin and a struggle ensues. Goodwin falls back onto Ana Lucia's spear, dead - which the observant few will recognize from Episode 205. She returns to the bunker and declares that they are safe now. Ana Lucia finally lets her guard down and has a well-deserved cry, while Eko breaks his forty days of silence.

And that's when our two worlds begin to collide as we catch up to present day: Boone's distress call comes over the radio, and Bernard responds with, "We're the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815"; Jin washes ashore, followed by Sawyer and Michael; Michael, Jin and Sawyer are thrown into the familiar hole; the Others take Cindy; and finally, the fateful encounter with Shannon in the jungle that ends in a deadly gunshot…




Observations and speculation:

* Goodwin's reference to "good people" could indicate the Others are some sort of cult with distinct opinions about different attributes or values. His comment about the children being "better off" hints at this too--the Others will do a better job of raising them than the community of crash survivors.

* The Peter Pan poster in Shannon's apartment depicted in the previous episode and just something about "Lost" children on a deserted island still makes me wonder if the Others are a society led by children--or of people who were children and grew up on the island. In this scenario, maybe adults who are "good people" are those who can do work for the child leaders of the Others.

* Speculation that comes up a lot, but still worth considering: are the Others descendants of the Black Rock's crew?

* Ana Lucia seems to have a military background. She recognizes the knife taken from one of the Others as one issued by the U.S. Army. Plus, she's very resourceful, capable in trying situations and knows how to use a gun. If she's a vet of the first Gulf war, there'll be yet more conflict between her and Sayid.



* If the knife is 20 years old, as Ana Lucia remarks, is there some sort of military involvement with the island and/or Dharma Initiative?

* Eko, on the other hand, is likely a pastor or priest of some sort. When he kills two of the Others defending himself, he is devastated, not speaking for 40 days. He also reacts strongly when the survivors find a Bible in Hatch-like shelter. He tells Bernard he'll pray that Rose is alive and ok.



* Posters at the 4815162342.com board have more thoughts on "40 days."

* We see the Dharma logo in the bunker very clearly this time. It's an arrow (not a Swan, as in the Hatch) surrounded by Chinese I-Ching characters.



* What's up with the glass eye found in the bunker?

* Goodwin seems to be as surprised as an of the survivors by the discovery of the bunker. Or maybe he's concerned that they've discovered it. But it seems more likely that the Others aren't aware of the Hatch or the bunker. If they were, they'd surely have raided the facilities and possibly killed or captured Desmond long before the plane ever crashed on the island.

* Apparantly the walking stick Eko made for himself is something to watch closely. The show's writers said it will provide clues. Possible spoilers. More speculation on what Eko is carving onto the stick.

* We know Ethan Rom is an anagram for "Other Man." How about Goodwin? Some possibilities: GOD I WON, GOD I OWN, DOWN GO I. Seems like the writers aren't really playing anagram games with his name, though. Maybe it's a reference to "Godwin's Law."

Other stuff:

* A couple of documents that've popped up on ABC's "Hanso Foundation" Web site:





* Screenshots from "The Other 48 Days."

* Screen caps from the promo for the next episode.

* Downloadable preview for the next episode.

* Promo pictures for the next episode.

See previous "Lost" clues.

See the Best "Lost" Sites on the Web.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Pop Artifact!

Vintage Marvel Comics house ad

"Lost" preview season 2, episode 7: "The Other 48 Days"

* Preview for tonight's episode.

* Preview pictures from tonight's show.

* ABC's official press release on the episode.

Come back tomorrow for a recap of the show.

"Teen Titans" and "The Batman" DVD season 1 sets planned

The first season of "Teen Titans" and "The Batman" cartoons will be out Feb. 7. First season episodes from both series have already been released on individual DVDs, but this signals a move by Warner Home Video to release the whole works, season by season.

"V for Vendetta" poster unveiled

Here 'tis:

Marvel Legends Series 12 pictures

Action-Figure.com has just posted a bunch.



The lineup includes:

Bishop (Order from CmdStore)

Iron Fist(Order from CmdStore)

Astonishing X-Men Wolverine(Order from CmdStore)

Maestro Hulk (Order from CmdStore)

Sasquach (Order from CmdStore)

X-23 (Order from CmdStore)

Quick hits

If you're avoiding DC Comics' "Infinite Crisis" hullabaloo, but can't resist wanting to find out just what the devil is going on, this Wikipedia entry lays it all out.

Tom Spurgeon interviews Bob Andelman, author of a recent biography on cartoonist Will Eisner.

Ian Brill interviews Graeme McMillan, host of the late and lamented comics blog Fanboy Rampage.

Booksteve remembers the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents.

The Joss Whedon-scripted "Astonishing X-Men" comic will go bi-monthly beginning with its 13th issue, out in February. Whedon is also scripting an issue of "Marvel Spotlight" out in February.

There's a "Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" video game out to coincide with the movie adaptation.

Today in funnybook science: Comic books reflect how humans react to threats.

Cartoonist Matt Wagner talks to Newsarama about his new mini-series "Batman and the Monster Men."

"Superman Returns" director Bryan Singer talks about the late Marlon Brando's appearance in the new film.

Michelle Rodriquez, now appearing on "Lost," may play Marvel Comics' "Tigress" in a big-screen movie.

New comics Nov. 16



Available now at yer local comics shop or via This is Pop!-supporting links:

Astonishing X-Men Vol 2 Dangerous TP

Batman Christmas Holiday 2005 Collectors Plate

Cable Deadpool Vol 2 Burnt Offering TP

Concrete Vol 2 Heights TP

Essential X-Factor Vol 1 TP

Legion Of Super Heroes Vol 1 Teenage Revolution TP

Little Lulu Vinyl Figure

Machine Teen History 101001 Digest TP

Man With The Screaming Brain TP

Marvel Milestones Ultimate Spider-Man X-Men Microman Mantor

Marvel Monsters From The Files Of Ulysses Bloodstone

Marvel Must Haves Spider-Man and Black Cat #1-3

Master Of American Comics HC

Maximum Fantastic Four HC

Spider-Man Vs The Black Cat Vol 1 TP

Spike Old Times One Shot

Superman 13 Inch Deluxe Collectors Figure

Tarzan The Joe Kubert Years Vol 1 HC

Thunder Agents Archives Vol 6 HC

Tomorrow Stories Special #1

Ultimate X-Men Vol 12 Hard Lessons TP

Wonder Woman Mini Statue

World Of King Kong HC

See a Complete List of Upcoming Comics.

Marvel Comics February 2006 solicitations

ULTIMATE MARVEL – THE GOLD STANDARD

ULTIMATE EXTINCTION #2 (of 5)

Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils & Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

In a last-ditch effort to save Earth from Gah Lak Tus, the X-Men’s Charles Xavier attempts a massive, full-blown psychic attack on the unimaginable menace approaching our planet. Meanwhile, the mystery of Ultimate Silver Surfer deepens as he attempts to kill detective Misty Knight. What is the gleaming alien’s link to Gah Lak Tus?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP...$2.99

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #27
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by GREG LAND
“PRESIDENT THOR” Part 1 (of 3)
A guilt-ridden Reed Richards attempts to undo his greatest failure by using time travel to fix the snag that caused the teleportation accident which resulted in Ben Grimm’s becoming the Thing. If it works, Ben will be Ben and the Thing will never have existed. And neither will the F.F. Be careful what you wish for.
32 PGS./RATED A ...$2.50

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #90
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MARK BAGLEY
“SILVER SABLE”
Just when Spidey has things under control with Silver Sable, in flies a winged horror to make his Ultimate debut—the Vulture! And this is a Vulture more deadly than you can imagine, with weapons to make him a match for any super hero. But is it Spidey he wants to take down or is there an even more sinister agenda involved—including the Roxxon Corporation? Guest starring Ultimate Iron Man! Part 5 (of 5).
32 PGS./RATED A ...$2.50

ULTIMATE WOLVERINE VS. HULK #2 (of 6)
Written by DAMON LINDELOF
Pencils & Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

Doctor Bruce Banner. Mass Murderer. Responsible for the death of hundreds in New York City. Now, he wanders the globe in search of inner peace—in an attempt to never again unleash the monster within. Banner travels through Paris, Ireland, India, and finally to the hills of Tibet...where at last he finds Nirvana. And that is precisely when Wolverine shows up. To kill him. Let the games begin. Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof and superstar Leinil Francis Yu continue the fight of a lifetime!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

ULTIMATE X-MEN #67
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Pencils & Cover by TOM RANEY
“DATE NIGHT”
It’s a hot time in the old town as our young X-Men’s romances flair up or fizzle out. And while Cupid is keeping busy there, a solitary Wolverine must face a dreaded foe from the past who comes back to haunt him with unbearable secrets that have been buried for years. Part 2 (of 3)
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.50

SPIDER-MAN

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #23

Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Pencils & Wraparound Cover by ANGEL MEDINA

“FERAL” PART 1 (OF 5)
Join new creative team Angel Medina (SPAWN) -- yes, Angel Medina!-- and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (MK 4, Nightcrawler) as they take everyone’s favorite wall-crawler on a blood-curdling journey into the heart of darkness. Strange changes are coming over Spidey’s animalistic foes – including Dr. Curt Connors, John Jameson, and Felicia Hardy—awakening the beast that dwells within them all. Sure, Spidey’s beaten the Lizard, Man-Wolf, and The Black Cat before, but they’ve never been more vicious than they are now!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #529
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY

Clothes make the man. At least that’s what Tony Stark seems to think. Transformed by his experiences during “The Other” saga, Peter Parker stands poised for the next chapter of his life. And to mark the occasion, Tony has got a very special present: a new Spider-Man costume that’s certain to raise eyebrows!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.50

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #5
Written by PETER DAVID
Pencils & Cover by MIKE WIERINGO

Presenting “Weblog,” an off-beat Spidey tale which starts at the very beginnings of Spider-Man’s career and goes all the way through to the distant future...as seen through the eyes of a woman who is convinced that the web-slinger has been stalking her her entire life.
32 PGS./RATED A ...$2.99

SPIDER-GIRL #95
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ

The secret (and real name) of Tony Stark’s bodyguard is finally revealed when Spider-Girl, Dusk, Raptor and the Green Goblin team-up with Hawkeye, Ant-Man and the Scarlet Witch against him. Plus: Moose faces a new crisis and Kaine accidentally sets off a new gang war.
32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #3
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Pencils & Cover by
TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
“The Hurtful Thing”
Life seems to be going pretty good for Mary Jane, so naturally that means something has to come along and muck things up. This time, she has to contend with her newest girlfriend, Lindsay Leighton, dating her ex-boyfriend, Harry Osborn! Is Harry using Lindsay to get back at MJ, or is something far more sinister at hand?
32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS

ARES #2 (of 5)

Written by MICHAEL OEMING
Pencils & Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

Ares – The God of War -- is missing. The Norse gods are dead. And now, Zeus, surveying his kingdom from the bloodstained walls of Olympus, finds the great warrior Mikabusi and his forces gathered below, swords drawn, bows flexed, vengeance in the air. The siege of Olympus has begun. And Zeus knows that if his kingdom is to survive, his greatest warrior – Ares – must return. At any cost. Even if it means kidnapping his grandson and lying to his son.
You haven’t seen wrath until you’re standing between the God of War and his only child.
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$2.99

BLACK WIDOW 2: THE THINGS THEY SAY ABOUT HER #6 (of 6)
Written by RICHARD K. MORGAN
Breakdowns by SEAN PHILLIPS
Finishes by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
Cover by SEAN PHILLIPS

It’s the action-packed endgame in La Havana between the Black Widow and the agents of North! Will Natasha, branded public enemy number one, by the United States government itself, be able to make it out alive and redeem her name? And even if she can find redemption, will she want to?
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$2.99

BLACK PANTHER #13
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by SCOT EATON
Cover by JAE LEE
“Two the Hard Way”
To every King, a bride -- and that’s exactly what The Black Panther is searching for! But first, he’s got to travel down South for a rendezvous with Blade, Brother Voodoo, the Next Wave’s Monica Rambeau, and an endless horde of good old boy vampires. Jump on board here, True Believer, as BLACK PANTHER revs up to an event of cataclysmic proportions.
Part 4 (of 4).
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

DAREDEVIL #82
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MICHAEL LARK
Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
Variant Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

The critically-acclaimed, award-winning new creative team of Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark make their explosive debut in a storyline that Daredevil fans will not be able to put down! For the past few years, Matt Murdock’s life has been teetering on the edge of destruction. Now, pushed beyond the limit, Matt finds himself behind the eight ball with no clear way out, the people he calls friends slowly deserting him, and Hell’s Kitchen slowly slipping out of control. The question is, when his back is against the wall, just how far will Daredevil go to get back what is his? Spinning out of the stunning finale of Bendis and Maleev’s ground-breaking run, Brubaker and Lark pick up the billy club and run as hard and as fast as they can to leave their own mark on one of comics' most enduring legends. Long-time DD fans will not be disappointed! This extra-length first issue will have readers talking for years to come!
40 PGS. NO ADS/T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99
RETAILER NOTE: Incentive Variant 1 for 20 by Steve McNiven

GHOST RIDER #6 (of 6)
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
“The Road to Damnation”
Don’t mess with Texas...unless you’ve got an army of demons on your side, then go ahead and mess away! Kazaan’s staked his turf in the Lone Star State, Father Adam is running wild with that rifle of his, and the Ghost Rider’s up to his bony armpits in hellspawn. To save the day, it’s going to take nothing short of, well, a miracle!
32 PGS./ PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$2.99

PUNISHER: BLOODY VALENTINE
Written by JIMMY PALMIOTTI & JUSTIN GRAY
Penciled by PAUL GULACY
Inks by JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Cover by GULACY & PALMIOTTI

DEADLY ONE-SHOT
Don’t look now, something just sparked the little black pit in Frank Castle’s chest -- the one that used to be a heart ! The last time the Punisher saw the lovely and lethal assassin Suspiria, he was dropping her headfirst off a skyscraper. Now she’s back and it appears that she wants to kiss and make up. You see, the murderous pair have got a mutual enemy -- an arch-villain whose pursuit will take them to Suspiria’s home turf of Rome. Can Frank withstand his partner’s charms? Does he want to?
48 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$3.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #27
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by ANDY BRASE
“THE RESURRECTION OF NICHOLAS SCRATCH” Of all the universe’s realms, those of magic and the occult are where the Fantastic Four are most at the mercy of their foes. Armed with a book of magic only Franklin can read, the powerless FF have one final chance to defeat the Salem Seven, the monstrous Nicholas Scratch, and the seemingly returned witch Agatha Harkness. But what role will...DIABLO play? Part 3 (of 3)
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

PUNISHER VS. BULLSEYE #4 (of 5)
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by STEVE DILLON
Cover by MARK TEXEIRA
“Two of a Kind”
Ladies and gentlemen! On this side, weighing in at 6 feet 6, 240-pounds, and brandishing an M60: Frank Castle -- A.K.A. The Punisher! ... And on this side, weighing in at 6 feet, 190 pounds, and carrying a deck of cards, some balloons and what looks to be a rocket launcher, Bullseye! It’s the tale of the tape, as Marvel’s most ferocious killers go toe-to-toe for some quality face time that will leave no nose unbroken! Don’t eat a meal before you read this one, True Believer!
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$2.99

FURY: PEACEMAKER #1 (of 6)
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by DARICK ROBERTSON
Inked by JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.

Part One: “Kasserine Pass”: Before he presided over S.H.I.E.L.D., before he ran with the Howling Commandos, Sgt. Nick Fury fought on the blood-stained sands of the Tunisian desert. It was here that he came face to face with the incomparable might of the 21st Panzer Division and its skilled warrior commander -- General Stephen Barkhorn -- and barely lived to tell about it. And it was there that he got a second chance at life...and revenge. In this gripping limited series, Garth Ennis (Ghost Rider, Punisher) and Darick Ropbertson (Punisher: Born) offer a never-before-seen glimpse into the soul of a warrior you only think you know.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$3.50

SAGA OF SQUADRON SUPREME
Wraparound cover by GARY FRANK
A spaceship crash-lands in middle America... but its infant occupant is captured by government agents! A classic origin was turned on its head in the pages of J. Michael Straczynski’s popular Supreme Power. Now, relive the series that reintroduced legendary characters like Hyperion, Nighhawk, and Blur to a new generation. This essential guide unravels the government conspiracy, provides in-depth analysis of everyone from Arcanna to Zarda and includes a brand new gatefold cover by Gary Frank, never-before-seen costume sketches, and an exclusive sneak preview of Squadron Supreme #1!
48 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$3.99

WOLVERINE #39
Written by DANIEL WAY
Layouts by JAVIER SALTARES
Finishes BY MARK TEXEIRA
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

“Origins and Endings,” Part 4 of 5: The secret is out. Wolverine remembers. Everything. The entire blood-stained tapestry of his long, tortured life. And now that’s it’s been laid out before him in vivid detail, there’s only one question: What’s his first move? Well, whatever it is, it’s brought him to Russia for an encounter with the legendary warrior known as the Winter Soldier. One thing’s for sure -- they’re headed for a major turf battle. Question is, can they find common ground?
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$2.50

I (Heart) Marvel

WHAT IS (HEART) MARVEL?
Sometimes, your favorite super heroes just need a little love. Help us pay homage to the romance comics of yesteryear with five two-fisted, love-centric one-shots in the Mighty Marvel Manner. They’re all perfect to share with that special someone this Valentine’s Day.

I (HEART) MARVEL: WEB OF ROMANCE
Written by TOM BELAND
Penciled by CORY WALKER
Cover by GEZ FRY
“IF THIS BE VALENTINE’S DAY”
All the abilities of a spider mean nothing when it comes to finding that perfect gift for your wife. How can everyone’s favorite web-slinging Avenger battle the menacing Mandrill AND the destructive Dragon Man while getting the one gift that will make marvelous Mary Jane’s heart purr?? HOW???
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

I (HEART) MARVEL: OUTLAW LOVE
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Penciled by JOHN PROCTOR
Cover by GEZ FRY

Romance on the run! The ANSWER is marked for death by BULLSEYE -- but he doesn’t know why! Will the woman he loves -- and the only person smart enough to know an answer he doesn’t -- RUBY THURSDAY help him or betray him to save her own head? Super-villain love means never having to say you’re sorry...
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

I (HEART) MARVEL: MARVEL AI
Written by CB CEBULSKI
Penciled by KEI KOBAYASHI & TOMOKO TAMIGUCHI
Cover by GEZ FRY

Marvel puts the theory of “love is an international language” to the test this issue, as three Japanese illustrators bring their craft to our I (Heart) Marvel event. Tomoko Taniguchi lends her shojo stylings to the Scarlet Witch as she shares the truths about what it’s like being in love with a “robot”. Kei Kobayashi lends his graphic flair to a touching about Medusa and the complications of being married to a man who can never open his mouth. And in the third installment, take a tongue-in-cheek peek into a superhero love triangle as Black Widow and Elektra duke it out for Daredevil!
affections.32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

I (HEART) MARVEL: MY MUTANT HEART
Written by DANIEL WAY, PETER MILLIGAN & TIM FISH
Penciled by MARCOS MARTIN, KEN KNUDTSEN & TIM FISH
Cover by GEZ FRY

Three offbeat stories of love and romance from the mutant corner of the Marvel Universe.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

MARVEL ROMANCE

MARVEL ROMANCE REDUX: BUT HE SAID HE LOVED ME #1 (OF 5)
Written by KEITH GIFFEN, JIMMY PALMIOTTI, JOHN LUSTIG
& ROGER LANGRIDGE
Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA, JACK KIRBY, GENE COLON & DICK GIORDANO,
Cover by KEITH GIFFEN

The master of irreverence, Keith Giffen joins forces with LAST KISS genius John Lustig, FIN FANG FOUR’s Roger Langridge and jumpin’ Jimmy Palmiotti to give some old love songs a new soundtrack. With art by some of the industries greatest, this blast from the past promises not to tug at your heart strings so much as tickle your funny bone.
32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #12

Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Pencils & Cover by MIKE NORTON

Peter Parker’s world is turning upside down, inside out and every which way but normal! All his worst nightmares seem to have come to life--but how?
And what can he do to stop it?
32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.50

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #9
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN

Can you hear him coming? It’s KLAW, the Master of Sound! He’s hit the Big Apple with a sound-proof plan to defeat the Fantastic Four: Divide and conquer, taking them on one at a time! Can Ben, Reed, Johnny and Sue band together and mute Klaw’s attacks...or will they fade into white noise?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.50

MARVEL HEROES

ALL-NEW OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z #2

Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, ERIC J. MOREELS, MICHAEL HOSKIN, SEAN MCQUAID, RONALD BYRD, STUART VANDAL, MIKE FICHERA, MARK O’ENGLISH, MADISON CARTER, CHRIS BIGGS & BARRY REESE
Cover by KEU CHA

The Handbook from A to Z rolls on – including bios on Bedlam, Big Wheel, the Golden Age Black Widow, Blizzard, the Brood, Bruiser, Bug, Buzz, Captain Universe, the Celestials, Chamber, the Collector and more! While the Handbooks of the past two years focused on specific themes, this twelve-issue monthly series will extend the coverage to all Marvel’s characters, teams, objects, events, and places – plus past, future and alternate Earths. The spotlight will fall on more than 600 profiles –including new characters, characters who never received a profile and those needing major updates.
64 PGS. NO ADS/RATED T+ ...$3.99

AMAZING FANTASY #18
Written by SIMON FURMAN & TONY LEE
Penciled by JAMES RAIZ & LEONARD KIRK
Cover by LUCIO PARILLO
“UNNATURAL SELECTION” part 3
The Geneva treaty between the U.N. and A.I.M. is only hours away, paving the road to peace between the former techno-terrost organization and the world, but the newly activated cybernetic entity known as Death’s Head threatens to change those plans. ALSO: In anticipation of next month’s NEW UNIVERSE event, a bonus 8-page story featuring Mark Hazzard, MERC!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

BOOKS OF DOOM #4 (of 6)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by PABLO RAIMONDI
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

The epic tale of the life of Von Doom continues, this time focusing on Victor’s quest for the mysterious monks in the mountains of Tibet that he hopes will teach him to master the dark science. This issue -- find out why Victor created the iron bodysuit of Dr. Doom, to encase himself off from the rest of humanity!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #14
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils & Cover by STEVE EPTING

“THE WINTER SOLDIER”
Fan-favorite creators Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting bring the most talked-about Captain America story in 40 years to a heartbreaking conclusion. Cap faces down his personal demons, in a hand-to-hand battle with the Winter Soldier. But he’s not just fighting for victory, he’s in a struggle for the heart and soul of everything he’s ever cared about, and the results will send tragic echoes throughout his life for years to come! Part 6 (of 6)
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99
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CAPTAIN AMERICA #15
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MIKE PERKINS
Cover by STEVE EPTING

Six months ago, Crossbones kidnapped the Red Skull’s daughter from a government reeducation facility, and disappeared into the night. Now learn where they have been all this time, and what his plans are for this spawn of infinite evil. A special stand-alone issue, by Ed Brubaker and Mike Perkins, that lays the groundwork for the next year of Cap stories, and shines a spotlight on one of the strangest and misunderstood characters in the Marvel Universe.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON #2 (of 6)
Written by JUSTIN GRAY AND JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Penciled by KHARI EVANS
Inked by JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Cover by EVANS AND PALMIOTTI

The non-stop action continues as Colleen goes blade to blade with Razorfist, an assassin so ruthless he’s willing to use an infant as a human shield. As Misty and Colleen close in on their bail jumpers, Humbug, 8-ball and Whirlwind make an unsuccessful attempt to fence the goods they stole from wealthy publisher Ricadonna. The three hapless costumed criminals soon discover they’ve made a deadly mistake. Guest starring Orka, scourge of the seven seas!
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$2.99

DOC SAMSON #2 (of 5)
Written by PAUL DI PHILIPO
Penciled by FABRIZIO FIORENTINO
Inked by JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Cover by DOUG ALEXANDER

Strap in and put your thinking caps on for another adventure with the bone-crunching, brain-busting Doctor Leonard Samson! Join the Green-haired guru and his crew as they askew to make bad guys stew in their rue taboo! One of the Doc’s oldest friends (who happens to have designed Hulkbuster robots) has disappeared into weird cult that worships a screwy energy source of unknown origin, so it’s time for a therapy-and-knuckle sandwich...Samson-style!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #535
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils & Cover by MIKE McKONE

It takes a monster to save a monster—that’s Ben Grimm’s thinking as he risks life and limb to rescue the out-of-control Hulk from himself—not to mention the embattled residents of a devastated Las Vegas!
32 PGS./RATED A ...$2.99

IRON MAN: INEVITABLE #3 (of 6)
Written by JOE CASEY
Pencils & Cover by FRAZER IRVING

The noose begins to tighten as Iron Man’s enemies are getting closer to acheiving their goal. As Tony Stark’s experiments to save the Living Laser come closer to success, it also makes him a target for another industrial espionage assault on Stark International headquarters. It’s Iron Man vs. the Ghost: Round Two!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

FF PRESENTS: FRANKLIN RICHARDS, SON OF A GENIUS – EVERYBODY LOVES FRANKLIN
Written by MARC SUMERAK & CHRIS ELIOPOULOS
Art & Cover by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS

A ONE-SHOT
Because you demanded it -- FRANKLIN RICHARDS returns for another one-shot! Join Franklin and H.E.R.B.I.E. as they head back into Reed’s lab for all kinds of fantastic fun, amazing adventures, and more trouble than you can shake an Ultimate Nullifier at! Featuring two brand new FRANKLIN tales (as well as two previously featured shorts) this compilation is bound to bring out the kid in every reader! Don’t let a sell-out keep you from getting your hands on one of Marvel’s most talked about new comics! Order your copy NOW!
32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #92
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Cover by LADRÖNN

Savage alien planet. Oppressed barbarian tribes. Corrupt emperor. Deadly woman warrior. Gladiators and slaves. Battle axes and hand blasters. Monsters and heroes...And the Incredible Hulk! Let the smashing commence! PLANET HULK BEGINS!!!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: JOSS WHEDON/MICHAEL LARK
Joss Whedon is a pop-culture giant: He conquered television with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, scripted the Disney/Pixar film Toy Story into box-office history, and nurtured the cult-TV hit Firefly into the major motion picture Serenity. On the eve of another planned 12-issue run of ASTONISHING X-MEN, SPOTLIGHT recounts Whedon’s affinity with Marvel Comics and the X-Men Universe. You’ll also get a glimpse into what he has in store for the future, and we’ll show you all the behind-the-scenes bonus material we can get our hands on! Plus: Fresh off providing the dramatic, WWII-era counterpoint visuals to Steve Epting’s pencils in the pages of CAPTAIN AMERICA, artist Michael Lark has just been handed one of the most desirable – and daunting – jobs at Marvel: following up Alex Maleev’s outstanding tenure on DAREDEVIL! Marvel knows it, and now you know it: This is the time for Michael Lark! And SPOTLIGHT is there to get the score!
32 PGS./RATED T+ ...$2.99

MARVEL MILESTONES: DRAGON LORD, SPEEDBALL & THE MAN IN THE SKY
Written by MARV WOLFMAN, STEVE DITKO, TOM DEFALCO, ROGER STERN & STAN LEE
Penciled by STEVE DITKO
Cover by FRANK MILLER

Who – or what – is the Wani? And can Tako Shamara, latest in the line of men trained to combat the creature, stay its wrath? It’s a question of honor as the Dragon Lord debuts in MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #5 (March 1980). Plus: A colorful new bouncing, brawling crimebuster bursts forth in in SPEEDBALL #1 (September 1988). Also featuring “The Man in the Sky” from AMAZING ADULT FANTASY #14 (July 1962) – the first Marvel mutant story!?
48 PGS./RATED T+ ...$3.99

MARVEL LEGACY: THE 1960s HANDBOOK
Written by JEFF “THE REF” CHRISTIANSEN, “METICULOUS” MICHAEL HOSKIN, “SUREFIRE” SEAN MCQUAID, “ALLEGORICAL” AL SJOERDSMA, “RETRO” RONALD BYRD, “MADCAP” MARK O’ENGLISH, “STALWART” STUART VANDAL, “MYSTICAL” MIKE FICHERA,
“BOMBASTIC” BARRY REESE, “EXUBERENT” ERIC MOREELS &
“ANTAGONISTIC” ANTHONY FLAMINI
Cover by “OUR PAL” SAL BUSCEMA

Here it is, True Believers! You knew we’d do it sooner or later! From the Venerable Vaults of Marveldom, it’s the Mighty Marvel Handbook -- 1960s style! Just what is the 1960s Handbook, you ask? Imagine a Handbook written at 11:59 p.m. Dec. 31, 1969. The profiles within cover everything published by the hallowed House of Ideas up until that point. So if it’s from a comic that has a December 1969 cover date or earlier, you’ll find it in this magnificent mag! From the Acrobat to Zota -- with the Avengers, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, the Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, the Sub-Mariner, Thor and the X-Men as they were in the 1960s, as well as ’60s-era characters such as Factor Three, the Beasts of Berlin, Chili, the Infant Terrible, Mogul of the Mystic Mountain, the Painter of 1000 Perils, the Living Brain, Patsy Walker, the Blackie Drago Vulture, the Ringo Kid and more!
64 PGS. NO ADS/RATED T+ ...$4.99

MARVEL TEAM-UP #17
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Penciled by PACO MEDINA
Cover by PHIL HESTER

Suddenly from the future comes--MUTANT 2099. In a world without heroes he struggles to save the innocent. Darkhawk, Sleepwalker, Terror Inc, Speedball, Gravity, Arana, X-23 and Dagger find themselves in the far future. Can they get back in time to save the world--and what role will this strange young mutant play?
32 PGS./RATED A ...$2.99

MARVEL ZOMBIES #3 (of 5)
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Penciled by SEAN PHILLIPS
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM

The star rider of the spaceways—the Silver Surfer--at war with an entire world of Marvel heroes—who happen to be zombies! How do you defeat an army of the super-powered Undead, even with the Power Cosmic? There’s only one way to find out. Don’t miss it!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

GIANT-SIZE MS. MARVEL #1
Written by BRIAN REED
Pencils & Cover by ROB De La TORRE
Featuring Classic Reprints by ROY THOMAS, GERRY CONWAY,
CHRIS CLAREMONT, GIL KANE, JOHN BUSCEMA & DAVE COCKRUM

The female fury fights back! Re-presenting Ms. Marvel’s earliest adventures, this Giant-Size issue also includes an all-new, 16-page story written by Brian Reed (SPIDER-WOMAN: ORIGIN). It’s your best bet to prepare for Ms. Marvel’s new ongoing series from Reed and hot new penciler Rob DeLatorre, hitting stands next month! See how it all began: Exposed to the energies of the alien Psyche-Magnitron, a bold new super heroine is born in CAPTAIN MARVEL #18 (November 1969). Witness the woman warrior’s untold secret origin, even as she fights alone against the Scorpion and the Destructor, in MS. MARVEL #1-2 (January-February 1977). And a new era of greatness begins as Ms. Marvel gets new costume, and faces the lethal lizards from below, in MS. MARVEL #20 (October 1978).
96 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$4.99

NEW MANGAVERSE #2 (of 5)
Written by C. B. CEBULSKI
Pencils & Cover by TOMMY OHTSUKA
“RINGS OF FATE”
Someone is killing the Mangaverse’s greatest heroes—and it’s up to Spider-Man and the all-new Spider-Woman to gather together the survivors fight this unknown foe! Standing their ground on the ruins of Stark Island, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man and Daredevil make a last ditch effort—but even the arrival of Wolverine won’t save everyone’s life! It’s the Marvel heroes reimagined by ultra-popular Manga creator Tommy Ohtsuka (Slayers) and C.B. Cebulski!
32 PGS./RATED A ...$2.99

NEW AVENGERS #16
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

THE COLLECTIVE: Prologue
A very special prologue issue introduces the biggest NEW AVENGERS arc yet! After the horrifying events of House of M the planet Earth has changed beyond description... and thus the Collective is born. That’s right! Its a brand new Marvel threat for the brand new Avengers. Plus, this issue Guest Stars Alpha Flight... in their final battle!!
32 PGS./RATED A ...$2.50

NEXTWAVE #2
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN

This Wednesday, WEDNESDAY, Wednesday!! Witness the fight to end all fights!!! (Well, until next issue.) Aaron Stack (just don’t call him Machine Man) takes on Fin Fang Foom in a knock-down drag-out slug-fest! While his robotic body digests in Fin’s belly, the rest of the NEXTWAVE squad has to defeat the deadly Human Resource Department of their former bosses, the Highest Anti-Terroism Effort (H.A.T.E.)! PLUS: Things explode!! Pick up the comic that had Albert Einstein saying, “I haven’t had this much fun since my college days at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule!”
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$2.99

NICK FURY’S HOWLING COMMANDOS #5
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Penciled by JONBOY MEYERS
Cover by ERIC CANETE

MORE MONSTER MAYHEM!!! Merlin, that nasty naughty evil magician, has torched and pillaged the Commandos home base, Area 13! What’s the standard monster reaction to being homeless? Take the fight to Merlin’s house! It’s a jolly good time in merry ol’ England when the Howlsters get hungry and go looking for evil sorcerer meat!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

NEW THUNDERBOLTS #18
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Pencils & Cover by
TOM GRUMMETT

MOONSTONE is back -- or is she? Will she join the New Thunderbolts -- or the mysterious group being assembled by M.A.C.H. IV? Has she regained control of the gemstones -- or is someone controlling her?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

RUNAWAYS #13
Written by BRIAN VAUGHAN
Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA
Cover by MARCOS MARTIN

When the youngest member of the Runaways is separated from her teammates, Molly Hayes must survive a night alone on the mean streets of Los Angeles! The eleven-year-old mutant girl soon hooks up with a NEW group of runaways, but is their mysterious leader a hero or a villain?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

SABLE & FORTUNE #2 (of 6)
Written by BRENDAN CAHILL
Painted Art & Cover by JOHN BURNS

Mercenary Silver Sable and dashing rogue Dominic Fortune get along like oil and fire...but when they find themselves plunged into dangerous international conspiracy, they’d better learn to put aside their differences—or this is going to be a short series! As Sable confronts the man who usurped her Wild Pack mercenaries, Fortune finds himself out of his league in the spy game! Will he rise to the occasion? Up and coming writer Brendan Cahill and British comics legend John Burns provide the answer!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

SENTRY #6 (of 6)
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

In order to come to grips with the madness that has been tearing him apart, the Sentry must trace the roots of his forgotten origin, to learn who and what he truly is!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

SENTINEL #4 (of 5)
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Pencils & Cover by JOE VRIENS and UDON

Juston’s Sentinel may have laid the smackdown on their new foe, but that doesn’t mean the fight’s over yet! By the time Juston gets home to confront his father, the stealth Sentinel may have already destroyed Antigo!
32 PGS./RATED A ...$2.99

SPIDER-WOMAN: ORIGIN #3 (of 5)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & BRIAN REED
Pencils & Cover by JONATHAN LUNA

Jessica Drew has been lied to, used, and abused her entire life -- and she’s had enough! Spider-Woman goes to war as the epic mini-series continues! Scribes Brian Michael Bendis (NEW AVENGERS) and Brian Reed (MS. MARVEL) team with the Luna Brothers to bring you the true origin of one of Marvel’s greatest heroes!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

THING #4
Written by DAN SLOTT
Pencils & Cover by ANDREA DI VITO

“Paws... and Fast Forward”
Wotta revoltin’ development! How did Benjamin J. Grimm, the billionaire playboy, get stuck watching the kids and walking the dog? It’s a strange day of babysitting, dog-sitting, and vice versa. And when it’s over, the Thing’s life will NEVER be the same again! A done-in-one doggy-tale that’s a great place for new readers to jump on. Guest starring: Lockjaw, the Richards family, the Inhumans, and, of course, a Marvel bad guy that needs a good clobberin’!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

SHE-HULK #5
Written by DAN SLOTT
Penciled by JUAN BOBILLO
Cover by GREG HORN
“New Kid in Town”
Hey there, buckaroos! Time to say “Howdy” to the newest member of She-Hulk’s law firm, Matthew Hawk, the legendary Two-Gun Kid! He’s back in the present and barred from ever returning to his own time. So, can this lawyer from the Wild West find a place for himself in the courts of today?
All that, and She-Hulk’s got herself a new client—a former Avenger who’s in a world of trouble...
32 PGS./RATED A ...$2.99

UNDERWORLD #1 (of 5)
Written by FRANK TIERI
Penciled by STAZ JOHNSON
Cover by SEAN SCOFFIELD

Career criminal Jackie Dio is fresh out of the Cage and looking for trouble. When he tracks down some of his old crime contacts, he discovers a lot has changed in the New York underworld—and finds more trouble than he bargained for. If he’s going to have a shot at surviving, he may have to get acquainted with the shadowy figure known only as “The Consultant” – that is, if he even exists. Frank Tieri (Weapon X, Hercules) combines humor with dark urban grit in this limited series!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

YOUNG AVENGERS #10
Written by ALLAN HEINBERG
Pencils & Cover by JIM CHEUNG
“FAMILY MATTERS”
The Young Avengers meet a familiar-looking teenage superhuman who just may be the key to their uncovering the truth about Wiccan’s parentage and secret origin. Meanwhile, Hulkling’s quest to discover the exact nature of his tie to the Avengers is interrupted when the Young Avengers finds themselves at war with one of the oldest and most powerful alien races in the Marvel Universe. The search for the truth yields more reversals and revelations than the team can handle! Part 2 (of 6).
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99
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X-MEN

ASTONISHING X-MEN #13

Written by JOSS WHEDON
Pencils & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

Part 1 (of 6)! They’re back and they're bimonthly! The chart topping super team of Joss Whedon and John Cassaday return for another full year of Astonshing X-Men! If you thought last year’s run was full of shocks and surprises, hold onto your eyeballs, cause you haven’t seen nothing yet!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

EXILES #77
Written by TONY BEDARD
Pencils & Cover by JIM CALAFIORE

“WORLD TOUR: SQUADRON SUPREME” Part 1 (of 2)!
What’s that? You thought the Exiles World Tour was going to slow down? What are you, an insane person!? It’s off to the Squadron Supreme universe for some major butt-kicking! It’s not too late to jump on the sleeper event of the year!
32 PGS./RATED A ...$2.99

CABLE/DEADPOOL #25
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Pencils & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
“LIVING LEGENDS”
Our greed for knowledge recreated his telepathy. Our quest to confine him recreated his telekinesis. He has forged a paradise haven that threatens to destabilize countless governments and religions. One man wants to find out what Cable’s intentions are before it’s too late. Captain America guest stars in a special 25th issue story that debuts the new Cable... or is that the old Messiah?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

GENERATION M #4 (of 5)
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Penciled by RAMON BACHS
Cover by STUART IMMONEN

M-Day has passed and 90% of mutants who had powers no longer do. Sally Floyd, a journalist, tells their stories. But a dangerous serial killer is murdering ex-mutants and threatening Sally. Will even the X-Men be safe?
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

NEW EXCALIBUR #4
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by STEVEN CUMMINGS
Cover by MICHAEL RYAN
“CHOOSE YOUR DESTINY” PART 1 (of 2)
Still reeling from M-Day, New Excalibur is brought together to become Europe’s premier super team. Not everyone is pleased. Guest starring LIONHEART (from the pages of AVENGERS)!
32 PGS./RATED A ...$2.99

NEW X-MEN #23
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils & Cover by MARK BROOKS
“CHILDHOOD’S END!”
Reverend Stryker brings his Ministry to the New X-Men. Will any of them survive the baptism?
The way things are going for X-23, she may not survive even that long. PART 4 (of 4)
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

SENTINEL SQUAD O*N*E #2 (of 5)
Written by JOHN LAYMAN
Penciled by AARON LOPRESTI
Cover by PASQUAL FERRY

Big mighty robot action! The men and women of Sentinel Squad are given their very first mission, and not all of them are going to get out of it in one piece! The secret origin of the Sentinels continues!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

SON OF M #3 (of 6)
Written by DAVID HINE
Penciled by ROY ALLAN MARTINEZ
Cover by JOHN WATSON

Quicksilver’s hopes of rebuilding his life are dashed as he is rejected by Crystal and humiliated by the Inhumans. But they will all live to regret the way they have treated him when Pietro carries out a terrible revenge.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

STORM #1 (of 6)
Written by ERIC JEROME DICKEY
Penciled by DAVID YARDIN
Cover by MIKE MAYHEW

The epic, untold love story between Marvel’s two pre-eminent Black super heroes -- Storm and the Black Panther -- is finally told, as only New York Times best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey can do it! An orphaned street urchin, living by her wits on the unforgiving plains of Africa as she struggles to harness her slowly-developing mutant powers...A warrior Prince, embarking on his rite of passage as he ponders the great responsibility in his future...And a crew of ruthless mercenaries who’ll stop at nothing to capture an elusive creature of legend -- the fabled wind-rider. What sparks occur when their paths intersect? Don’t miss out on this story, True Believer, as it builds to a July Event that will shake the entire Marvel Universe.
32 PGS. NO ADS/T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #469 & #470
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils & Cover by BILLY TAN
“WAND’RING STAR” Parts 1 & 2 (of 3)!
The line has been drawn and the first strike has been made! Never has an X-Man had so much taken away and feared so much for what the future may bring! No more waiting for the next shoe to drop. The X-Men will take the fight to their enemies, no matter the cost!
32 PGS. each/T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.50 each

X-MEN UNLIMITED #13
Written by HUGH STEBAKOV and DAMON HURD
Art by SEAN SCOFFIELD and CLAY MANN
Cover by MIKE DEODATO

DECIMATION TIE IN!
HUGH STEBAKOV – co-writer of the critically acclaimed THE FRESHMAN -- joins SEAN SCOFFIELD for a Decimation tie-in featuring Mesmero! The master of manipulation has always had the power to make anyone do anything he wishes – but what happens when he realizes that, for the first time in his life, he is entirely powerless? Now, even just convincing one person to really and truly believe in him may be the only way to prevent his life from completely unraveling... Then, DAMON HURD and CLAY MANN bring you the story of THE MARVEL...a previously unknown hero of incalculable strength...a hero who has defeated the hordes of Doctor Zivalus, fought off the rabid aliens at the gates of Graystone, and beaten back the evil Zister Twins at the Hour Of Doom... but now that his mutant powers have disappeared, he’ll lose more than any other mutant—everything.
32 PGS./RATED A ...$2.99

X-MEN #182 & #183
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

THE BLOOD OF APOCALYPSE Parts 1 & 2 (of 5)!
When his people need him the most, he shall return! Lord Apocalypse is here to lead mutantkind into the future of the earth and only the strongest can survive! Plus, just wait until you see his new Horsemen!
Even we were surprised!
32 PGS. each/T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.50 each

X-FACTOR #4
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by RYAN SOOK
Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO

Strong Guy and Wolfsbane square off against the police during the Mutant Town riots; Madrox, Siryn and Monet race time in a last ditch effort to prove their client innocent of murder; and Layla Miller fires a warning shot across the bow of Singularity Investigations. Plus, the shocking ending that will have the internet saying, “Oh, they didn’t just do what I THINK they did, did they...?”
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

X-MEN: THE 198 #2 (of 5)
Written by DAVID HINE
Penciled by JIM MUNIZ
Cover by JUAN DOE

With nowhere else to turn, the remaining mutants of Earth have come for sanctuary at Xavier Institute. Gangs are being formed, alliances forged, and tension is growing. Xavier’s is becoming a powder keg that’s about to blow! Starring the Astonishing X-Men!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE/DRACULA #1 (of 4)
Written by FRANK TIERI
Penciled by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by JAE LEE

One is a villain that has been plaguing civilization since the time of the Pharaohs. The other is the deadliest vampire to ever walk the earth. It’s the battle to end all battles as Apocalypse confronts Dracula! Enemies since the Crusades, they’ve met again in 19th century London. It’s four issues of Victorian mayhem, and it starts here!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99


X-MEN: THE END - MEN AND X-MEN #2 (of 6)

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by SEAN CHEN
Cover by GENE HA

The true architect behind the all-out attack on the X-Men stands revealed, as events heat up on the Shi’ar homeworld!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

X-STATIX PRESENTS: DEAD GIRL #2 (of 5)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by NICK DRAGOTTA
and MICHAEL ALLRED
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

When a bloodthirsty gang of dead villains – including the original Mysterio, Kraven the Hunter, and the enigmatic Pitiful One – cross over to our mortal plain and begin killing everybody in sight – it’s up to one man – nay, one Doctor – and one girl – nay, one Dead Girl - to fix things! Everyone’s favorite deceased superheroes – including Ant-Man, the Phantom Rider, and someone very, very sensitive...return! (And if those sound like slim pickings, maybe they are...but that’s just because all the cool heroes have already come back to life...) WARNING: DON’T MISS THE EXTREMELY EMOTIONAL RETURN OF MISTER SENSITIVE! HE’LL CRY IF YOU DON’T READ THIS!
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$2.99

X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS #4 (of 6)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by MARC SILVESTRI

What is the hidden chapter of Giant Size X-Men #1 -- the missing pieces of the story that neither the readers nor the X-Men ever knew about? The shocking truth begins to be revealed this issue! Professor X’s secret shame is brought to light and his students and friends have a hard time believing it. And you’ll never believe the true identity of the mysterious mutant who’s been plaguing the X-Men. PLUS: Another extra 8-page story by Brubaker and Woods!
40 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$3.50

MAX COMICS

PUNISHER #30

Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
“The Slavers,” Part 6 of 6: Frank Castle has cut his way through a ring of human traffickers, but the butcher of the operation is still at large and won’t go down without a fight. He’s got a platoon of well-armed soldiers to protect him and a house full of innocent girls who make perfect hostages. If Frank is to succeed, he’ll have to fight fire with fire.
32 PGS./MAX – EXPLICIT CONTENT ...$2.99

SUPREME POWER: NIGHTHAWK #6 (of 6)
Written by DANIEL WAY
Pencils & Cover by STEVE DILLON

“The Last Laugh” It’s the final showdown between Nighthawk and Whiteface! The psychotic clown thinks he’s found the perfect dancing partner in the masked vigilante, and he’s willing to push all the right buttons to get the party started. But Whiteface doesn’t begin to understand the darkness in Nighthawk’s soul...or just how far he’s willing to go to stop the dance.
32 PGS./MAX – EXPLICIT CONTENT ...$2.99

ICON COMICS

THE BOOK OF LOST SOULS #5

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils & Cover by COLLEEN DORAN

The destinies of most people are defined early on. Then there are the others—the lost. Those whose numbers aren’t in yet, who could go toward the light or toward the darkness—indeed, who could be tipped one direction or another. Jonathan has been watching hitman Quint lean so far towards the darkness that now the mobster is plummeting into an abyss of his own sins. Quint’s bargain with the Dark Man has also caught Jonathan’s attention and led both himself and the killer to the ethereal zone known as the Long Road. Now, Jonathan must stop just observing and finally act, because two lives are in danger—that of a prostitute who could be Quint’s next victim, and Quint himself, whose soul may already be too tainted to salvage. But if Jonathan intervenes, he risks a confrontation with the demonic Dark Man and a series of consequences that could shatter everything he hopes to accomplish. J. Michael Stracynski (Amazing Spider-Man, Supreme Power) blends timeless fantasy with modern storytelling in this new ongoing series.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

POWERS VOL. 9: PSYCHOTIC TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING

Detective Deena Pilgrim is holding a dark secret, one destroying her life at every turn. This collection features each and every life-changing moment that climaxes in the triple-sized 50th-issue anniversary special. No comic book dares go anywhere near where the Eisner Award-winning POWERS has gone with this story. A must have! This gold-standard collection features exclusive behind-the-scenes material, a career-retrospective interview with Bendis and Oeming, and the very special anniversary letter column.
200 PGS./MATURE ...$19.95
ISBN: 0-7851-1743-1
POWERS is TM & (c) 2005 Jinxworld Inc. All Rights Reserved.

KABUKI #6
Written by DAVID MACK
Cover & Art by DAVID MACK
Variant Cover by MIKE MIGNOLA

“THE ALCHEMY” Part 6
Kabuki has a new life in the United States, but she’s visited by someone from her past. Is it a friend or foe? And what is the mysterious Akemi Network? It’s a new start for KABUKI as Akemi’s plans are revealed in the perfect jumping-on issue for new readers! You’ve heard about all the awards. You’ve heard everyone talking about why KABUKI is so amazing and mind-blowing. Now is the chance to see what all the talk is about!
32 pgs./Mature... $2.99

MARVEL POSTERS

SQUADRON SUPREME #1 POSTER
Penciled by GARY FRANK
Colored by CHRIS SOTOMAYOR

24” x 36” / FC ...$6.99

MARVEL HARDCOVERS

SECRET WAR HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by GABRIELLE DELL’OTTO

Starring Wolverine, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Captain America, Black Widow, Luke Cage and more! Brian Michael Bendis, the most popular and acclaimed writer in comics, reveals the darkest chapter in Marvel Universe history! When Nick Fury discovers a disturbing connection between many of Marvel’s deadliest villains, he assembles a ragtag team of the MU’s most misunderstood heroes for a secret mission to do what the U.S. government could never allow – eventually leading to a super-powered blowout between a who’s who of NYC heroes and mutants! Featuring the American debut of the stunning, fully painted work of Italian artist Gabrielle Dell’otto. Collects SECRET WAR #1-5 and SECRET WAR: FROM THE FILES OF NICK FURY.
256 PGS./RATED T+ ...$29.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1837-3
Trim size: Oversized

MARVEL MONSTERS HC
Written by STEVE NILES, ERIC POWELL, TOM SNEIGOSKI,
ROGER LANGRIDGE, MICK GRAY, PETER DAVID, JEFF PARKER
& KEITH GIFFEN
Penciled by DUNCAN FEGRADO, ERIC POWELL, MARK FARMER,
ROGER LANGRIDGE, ARNOLD PANDER, RUSSELL BRAUN
& KEITH GIFFEN
Cover by ERIC POWELL

Marvel’s monsters unleashed in four timeless tales by today’s hottest creators! In MONSTERS ON THE PROWL, it’s the Hulk, the Thing, Giant-Man and the Beast vs. a tidal wave of classic creatures when the Collector inadvertently lets loose Droom, Grogg, Goom, Rombuu, Grattu and more on New York City! In DEVIL DINOSAUR, two young Celestials debate prehistoric Earth’s superior life form. But when the ferocity of Devil Dinosaur proves no match for the opposition, a savage from the future is brought back for a battle you thought you’d never see: Hulk vs. Devil Dino! In FIN FANG FOUR, four giant monsters — incarcerated for years for their crimes against humanity — now find themselves shrunk to human size and working at the home of the very people who captured them: the Fantastic Four! Meet Googam, Son of Goom; Elektro; Gorgilla; and Fin Fang Foom! But when Goom’s mad plan to rescue his father goes awry, the quartet must put aside their differences and become — the Fin Fang Four! And in WHERE MONSTERS DWELL, witness the terror of Monstrollo, the horror of Manoo and the fright of Bombu! Also collects classic stories from TALES TO ASTONISH #1, JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #62, STRANGE TALES #89 and TALES TO ASTONISH #10 – and the MARVEL MONSTERS: FROM THE FILES OF ULYSSES BLOODSTONE (AND THE MONSTER HUNTERS) handbook!
216 PGS./RATED T+ ...$20.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1893-4
Trim size: Oversized

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: SGT. FURY VOL. 1
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JACK KIRBY & DICK AYERS
Cover by JACK KIRBY

WHA-HOOO! It’s time for Marvel’s first-ever war Masterworks with tales of Sgt. Nick Fury and his Howlin’ Commandos in thick of ol’ WWII! And for the icing on the cake, it’s a titanic team-up of the mighty talents of Sgt. Stan Lee and Infantryman Jack Kirby! That’s a pair storytellers so explosive you better make sure you keep your lid on when you read this one, soldier! Prepare yourself for drama, intrigue, humor and action galore as Fury, Dum Dum Dugan and the rest of the Howlers as they battle more Nazis than you can shake a bayonet at, team-up with Captain America and Bucky, battle the nefarious Baron Strucker and Zemo, and set out to capture Adolf Hitler himself! With a pedigree like that, get off your duff and reserve your copy today, goldbrick! That’s an order! Collecting SGT. FURY #1-13
320 PGS./All Ages ...$49.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2039-4
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: SGT. FURY VOL. 1 – VARIANT EDITION VOL. 58
320 PGS./All Ages ...$54.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2040-8

PUNISHER MAX VOL. 2 HC
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by DOUGIE BRAITHWAITE & LEANDRO FERNANDEZ
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET

Locked and loaded with a bevy of bonus material, this deluxe hardcover collects PUNISHER MAX VOL. 3: MOTHER RUSSIA and PUNISHER MAX VOL. 4: UP IS DOWN AND BLACK IS WHITE. In MOTHER RUSSIA, Nicky Fury’s got an assignment that needs doing. It’s the kind of suicide mission any sane person wouldn’t ponder for a second. And there’s only one man for the job: the Punisher. Searching for a deadly retrovirus whose sale on the black market could bring the world to its knees, Frank Castle penetrates a Russian nuclear silo...and comes face-to-face with the Mongolian! And in UP IS DOWN AND BLACK IS WHITE, mobster Nicky Cavella finally figures out how you take down the Punisher. How you get under his skin. How you send Frank Castle over the edge. But when Cavella’s scheme unleashes a wave of violence that rocks New York to its core, other predators start to come out of the darkness. There are scores to be settled. Blood to be spilled. When the world turns upside-down, will the killing and carnage ever end? Can even the Punisher go too far...? Collects PUNISHER #13-24.
296 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY ...$29.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2022-X
Trim size: Oversized
PUNISHER MAX VOL. 1 HC STILL AVAILABLE!
$29.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1840-3)

MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVELS

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 13: MAGNETIC NORTH TPB
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN

Emma Frost, Alex Summers and the X-Men’s greatest enemy star in 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.? Collects ULTIMATE X-MEN #61-65.
120 PGS./RATED A ...$12.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1906-X

ARANA VOL. 3: NIGHT OF THE HUNTER DIGEST
Written by FIONA AVERY
Penciled by ROGER CRUZ, FRANCIS PORTELA & JONBOY MEYERS
Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA

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! Collects ARANA #7-12.
144 PGS./RATED A ...$7.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1853-5

HOUSE OF M TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

THE MARVEL EVENT OF THE DECADE IS COLLECTED HERE! The Avengers and the X-Men are faced with a common foe that becomes their greatest threat: Wanda Maximoff! The Scarlet Witch is out of control, and the fate of the entire world is in her hands. Will Magneto help his daughter or use her powers to his own benefit? Starring the Astonishing X-Men and the New Avengers! You know how sometimes you hear the phrase: AND NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME AGAIN? Well, this time believe it, buster! NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME AGAIN! Collects HOUSE OF M #1-8 and THE PULSE SPECIAL EDITION.
216 PGS./RATED T+ ...$24.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1721-0

HOUSE OF M: FANTASTIC FOUR/IRON MAN TPB
Written by GREG PAK & JOHN LAYMAN
Penciled by PAT LEE & SCOT EATON
Cover by PAT LEE & SCOT EATON

Two titanic tales of suspense spinning out of HOUSE OF M! 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? Plus: 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 his 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! Collects FANTASTIC FOUR: HOUSE OF M #1-3 and IRON MAN: HOUSE OF M #1-3.
144 PGS./RATED T+ ...$13.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1923-X

HOUSE OF M: INCREDIBLE HULK TPB
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by JORGE LUCAS & ADAM KUBERT
Cover by ANDY BRASE

In the Australian outback, Bruce Banner has found a peace he’s never known among 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! Collects INCREDIBLE HULK #83-87.
120 PGS./RATED T+ ...$13.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1834-9

HOUSE OF M: MUTOPIA X TPB
Written by DAVID HINE
Penciled by LAN MEDINA
Cover by ANDY PARK

Lights, camera, terrorists! Special investigator of human and mutant affairs Ismael Ortega teams up with ordinary cop Lucas Bishop to take down terrorists from the Human Resistance Movement, beginning with a plot to kill hundreds by sabotaging a glamorous movie premiere! Plus: Ismael’s daughter, Chamayra, prepares to take part in the Rite of Transcendence, a ritual that unleashes the untapped mutant potential in children! Collects MUTOPIA X #1-5.
120 PGS./RATED T+ ...$13.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1811-X

HOUSE OF M: NEW X-MEN TPB
Written by NUNZIO DEFILIPPIS & CHRISTINA WEIR
Pencils & Cover by AARON LOPRESTI

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 — the New Mutants — find out about this, they must intervene to put an end to a guaranteed disaster of global portions! Collects NEW X-MEN: ACADEMY X #16-19 and selections from SECRETS OF THE HOUSE OF M.
128 PGS./RATED A ...$13.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1941-8

HOUSE OF M: SPIDER-MAN TPB
Written by MARK WAID & TOM PEYER
Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

Meet Spider-Man — hero to the people, champion of the weak and oppressed... and World Wrestling Alliance Championship Titleholder?! Peter Parker has it all: respect, fame and the adoration of all. But he also has a deep, destructive secret that he keeps from the world and from his family — one that could well unravel the reality he knows! Collects SPIDER-MAN: HOUSE OF M #1-5.
120 PGS./RATED A ...$13.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1753-9

HOUSE OF M: UNCANNY X-MEN TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by ALAN DAVIS & CHRIS BACHALO
Cover by ALAN DAVIS

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! Collects UNCANNY X-MEN #462-465 and selections from SECRETS OF THE HOUSE OF M.
128 PGS./RATED T+ ...$13.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1663-X

HOUSE OF M: WORLD OF M FEATURING WOLVERINE TPB
Written by Reginald HUDLIN, ED BRUBAKER, FABIEN NICIEZA,
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & DANIEL WAY
Penciled by TREVOR HAIRSINE, LEE WEEKS, TOM GRUMMETT,
PATRICK ZIRCHER, MICHAEL LARK, JAVIER SATARES & MARK TEXEIRA
Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

Explore the people and places of the World of M! In BLACK PANTHER, a United Africa – ruled over by Storm and T’Challa – has become an economic powerhouse and a thorn in Magneto’s side. When Storm speaks out about the persistence of supremacist notions in the mutant-controlled world, a furious Magneto is determined to stop her at any cost. In CAPTAIN AMERICA, see Steve Rogers move from the ’40s to the present day – bearing witness to a changing landscape, and watching as man becomes the minority and mutant the ruler. And in THE PULSE, HOUSE OF M mastermind Brian Michael Bendis peels a shocking layer off the mystery of the Marvel Universe that no AVENGERS fan (old or new) dare miss! Collects WOLVERINE #33-35, BLACK PANTHER #7, CAPTAIN AMERICA #10 and THE PULSE #10.
144 PGS./RATED T+ ...$13.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1922-1

NIGHTCRAWLER: THE WINDING WAY TPB
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Pencils & Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON

BAMF! Nightcrawler’s back, but for how long?! As a badly injured Kurt lies on the brink of death, moments of his life flash before his eyes. Unfortunately, these memories are not how he remembered. Is his past a lie? Could the sins of his murderous brother be paid for by Nightcrawler? Or is Kurt actually responsible for atrocities even he finds unspeakable?! Collects NIGHTCRAWLER #7-12.
144 PGS./RATED T+ ...$14.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1818-7

EXILES VOL. 12: WORLD TOUR BOOK 1 TPB
Written by TONY BEDARD
Pencils & Cover by PAUL PELLETIER

The Exiles return to prime earth, only to find it not so prime anymore. So not only do the Exiles have House of M to deal with, they have to face the most powerful mutant on the planet! Collects EXILES #69-74.
144 PGS./RATED A ...$16.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1854-3

MARVEL ROMANCE TPB
Written by STAN LEE, GARY FRIEDRICH & MORE
Penciled by DICK GIORDANO, JACK KIRBY, GRAY MORROW,
SOL BRODSKY & MORE
Cover by JACK KIRBY

MY LOVE. TEEN-AGE ROMANCE. LOVE ROMANCE. Picking up a theme? The romance genre spanned nearly half a century, and now Marvel’s picked some of its best from the sixties and seventies! “It Happened at Woodstock!” “My Heart Broke in Hollywood!” “Love on the Rebound!” Featuring Smart Styles and Heavenly Hairdos with Patsy Walker in a pre-Hellcat tale! Collects LOVE ROMANCE #89 and #101-104; MY LOVE #2, #14, #16 and #18-20; TEEN-AGE ROMANCE #77 and #84; OUR LOVE STORY #5; and PATSY WALKER #119.
176 PGS./All Ages ...$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2089-0

AVENGERS: GALACTIC STORM VOL. 1 TPB
Written by BOB HARRAS, TOM DEFALCO, MARK GRUENWALD,
GERARD JONES, LEN KAMINSKI & ROY THOMAS
Penciled by GREG CAPULLO, STEVE EPTING, JEFF JOHNSON,
STEPHEN B. JONES, RIK LEVINS, DAVE ROSS, PAUL RYAN & RURIK TYLER
Cover by STEVE EPTING

The Kree are one of the Fantastic Four’s oldest enemies; the Shi’ar, one of the X-Men’s oldest allies. But it’s the Avengers who are caught in the middle when the two alien races wage a war to re-write Marvel’s map of the universe! As two-legged WMDs land on Earth, the Avengers end up as alien invaders on wartorn worlds of wonder, both as a unit and individually! Featuring the Imperial Guard! Starforce! Deathbird! Thor vs. Gladiator! Super heroes from three galaxies and more clash in the first half of the story that shook the team to its foundations! Collects CAPTAIN AMERICA #398-399, AVENGERS WEST COAST #80-81, QUASAR #32-33, WONDER MAN #7-8, AVENGERS #345-346, IRON MAN #278 and THOR #445.
280 PGS./RATED T+ ...$29.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2044-0

ESSENTIAL MOON KNIGHT VOL. 1 TPB
Written by DOUG MOENCH, BILL MANTLO, STEVEN GRANT
& FRANK MILLER
Penciled by DON PERLIN, MIKE ZECK, JIM MOONEY, JIM CRAIG,
PABLO MARCUS, GENE COLAN, KEITH POLLARD, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, HERB TRIMPE & MIKE ESPOSITO
Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ

Debuting as both enemy and ally of the Werewolf by Night, Moon Knight’s three personalities equaled one eerie adventure after another by Moench, Miller and more! Earning enemies like the brutal Bushman and the macabre Morpheus early in his career, Moon Knight also teamed up with Spider-Man, the Thing, and others against well-known and forgotten villains alike! Spun by Cyclone! Caught by Crossfire! Plus: an early fight with the Purple Man alongside Luke Cage! Featuring Topaz from WITCHES and the original White Tiger! Includes black-and-white stories not reprinted in more than two decades! Collects WEREWOLF BY NIGHT #32-33, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #28-29, PETER PARKER, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #22-23, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #52, HULK MAGAZINE #11-15, 17-18 & 20, MARVEL PREVIEW #21, MOON KNIGHT #1-12 and MARVEL TEAM-UP ANNUAL #4.
528 PGS./RATED T+ ...$16.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2092-0

ESSENTIAL PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2 TPB
Written by BILL MANTLO, TOM DEFALCO, ROGER STERN, STEVE LEIALOHA, MARV WOLFMAN, TONY ISABELLA, MARIE SEVERIN, RALPH MACCHIO & DAVID KRAFT
Penciled by JIM MOONEY, FRANK SPRINGER, LEE ELIAS,
MIKE ESPOSITO, SAL BUSCEMA, CHIC STONE, JOHN ROMITA JR.,
MIKE ZECK, MARIE SEVERIN, STEVE LEIALOHA, AL GORDON,
BRUCE PATTERSON, RICK LEONARDI, LUKE MCDONNELL, JIM SHOOTER, JOHN BYRNE, ED HANNIGAN, RICH BUCKLER, JIM SHERMAN
& ALAN WEISS
Cover by AL MILGROM
“Spectacular” isn’t just the title as Spider-Man’s college years are augmented by authorial and illustrative excellence! Enemies old and new, recurring and rare, line up to teach the web-slinger plenty -- but will he become his own worst enemy as the sinister Spider-Lizard? Robots, killer bees, living hallucinations and more! Guest-starring the Human Torch and the White Tiger! Plus: the surprising first appearance of the hero-hater who’ll happen into being the Hobgoblin! Collects SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #32-53 and ANNUALS #1-2, and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #13.
592 PGS./RATED A ...$16.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2042-4

MARVEL PREVIEWS #31
Each issue of MARVEL PREVIEWS is a comic-book-sized, 96-page, glossy full-color guide to all of Marvel's upcoming releases! Marvel Previews also includes special previews of upcoming or sold-out projects.
104 PGS./MARVEL T+…JUST $0.99!
(or FREE with a purchase of Diamond’s PREVIEWS!)
IN STORES 1/23/06!

MARVEL FLIP MAGAZINES!

MARVEL ADVENTURES FLIP MAGAZINE #9

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #9
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Pencils & Cover by MIKE NORTON
MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #9
Written by JEFF PARKER
Pencils & Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
64 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

MARVEL HEROES FLIP MAGAZINE #9
NEW AVENGERS #9
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN
Cover by DAVID FINCH
CAPTAIN AMERICA #9
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MICHAEL LARK
Cover by STEVE EPTING
64 PGS./RATED T+ ...$3.99

ULTIMATE TALESFLIP MAGAZINE #9
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #16 & 17
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Covers by MARK BAGLEY
64 PGS./RATED A ...$3.99

MARVEL TALES FLIP MAGAZINE #8
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #36
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.
RUNAWAYS #2
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA
Cover by JO CHEN
64 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$3.99

ULTIMATE MARVELFLIP MAGAZINE #9
ULTIMATE X-MEN #9
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by TOM RANEY
ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #9
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN
64 PGS./RATED A ...$3.99

MARVEL SELECT FLIP MAGAZINE #9
ASTONISHING X-MEN#9
Written by JOSS WHEDON
Pencils & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
NEW X-MEN: ACADEMY X #9
Written by NUNZIO DEFILIPPIS & CHRISTINA WEIR
Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Cover by RANDY GREEN
64 PGS./RATED T+ ...$3.99