Friday, January 20, 2006

Coming to the This is Pop! Saturday Picture Page

Doc Savage pulp covers. Drop in tomorrow.

Pop Artifact: Flash Gordon ray gun



Found at Heritage Auctions.

Vintage DC Comics house ad

Top 10 Graphic Novels, DVDs, CDs and Action Figures Jan. 20, 2006

At Amazon:

Graphic Novels

1. Serenity
2. V for Vendetta
3. Watchmen
4. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
5. Fables Vol. 6: Homelands
6. Astonishing X-Men Vol. 2: Dangerous
7. The Walking Dead Vol. 4: The Heart's Desire
8. Villains United
9. Batman: Year One Deluxe Edition
10. When They Were Brothers (Star Wars: Clone Wars, Vol. 7)

DVDs

1. Wedding Crashers - Uncorked (Unrated Widescreen Edition)
2. Serenity (Widescreen Edition)
3. The Constant Gardener (Widescreen Edition)
4. Enron - The Smartest Guys in the Room
5. Firefly - The Complete Series
6. Lost - The Complete First Season
7. Battlestar Galactica - Season 2.0
8. March of the Penguins (Widescreen Edition)
9. Lord of War (2-Disc Special Edition)
10. Pride & Prejudice (Widescreen Edition)

CDs

1. Illinois ~ Sufjan Stevens
2. First Impressions of Earth ~ The Strokes
3. Extraordinary Machine ~ Fiona Apple
4. Get Behind Me Satan ~ The White Stripes
5. The Greatest ~ Cat Power
6. Demon Days ~ Gorillaz
7. At San Quentin (The Complete 1969 Concert) ~ Johnny Cash
8. Funeral ~ Arcade Fire
9. Rabbit Fur Coat ~ Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins
10. Comfort of Strangers ~ Beth Orton

Action Figures

1. Marvel Legends Legendary Riders Figure: Iron Man Hulk Buster
2. Krypto the SuperDog - Krypto's Rocket
3. Marvel Legends Legendary Riders Figure: Task Master
4. Kevin and Krypto Figure Pack with Bonus DVD
5. Marvel Legends Sentinel Series Figure: 1st Appearance Spider-Man
6. Marvel Legends Legendary Riders Figure: ULTRON
7. Marvel Legends-Sentinel Series-Angel Red
8. Marvel Legends Sentinel Series Figure: Black Panther
9. Marvel Legends Sentinel Series Figure: Cyclops
10. Marvel Legends Sentinel Series Figure: Mr. Sinister

Pop Culture Roundup Jan. 20, 2006

The BBC remembers Wilson Pickett, one of my all-time favorite soul singers.

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Via Bedazzled: The BBC reports Universal Music is making more than 10,000 deleted albums available for download, including work by the likes of Eddie & the Hot Rods, Fairport Convention, Chris DeBurgh, Jacques Brel, Nana Mouskouri and Brigitte Bardot.

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Down in the Groove shares an out-of-print John Lennon interview album, live Paul McCartney and rare Neil Innes (Bonzos, Rutles, Pythons).

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Some exotica sharity from Xtabay: Don Tiare - The Music of Les Baxter.

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Dial B for Blog hilariously reviews another issue of DC's "Infinite Mid-life Crisis" so I don't have to. Like I would've anyway.

Still, it's fun to see Robby get his jabs in, although he says the series holds some promise. I don't know. The scans presented in his review look awful I'm very much lost on what the point of this is all supposed to be.

Early on, we'd heard we'd be left with a more accessible, less dark DC Universe when the whole thing's over. But it certainly looks like the reader has to persevere through a lot of ugly, dark muck to get there.

I guess, though, if the series does what it's supposed to do, though, I don't have to read it because, when it's over, I'll be able to pick up any DC book of interest to me and happily enjoy it without all the tedious continuity getting in the way. Right?

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Joss Whedon talks about his second year plans for "Astonishing X-Men."

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Check out a groovy online exhibit of 1950s raygun toys. The twist is, these are the patent drawings for said toys, not photos.

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Via the Great Curve: Jewish World Review has an article about Joe Kubert's new "Sgt. Rock" mini-series.

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33 1/3 Library Complete List of Books



Read your favorite album: The 33 1/3 Library is cool little series of books, each featuring an essay on a noteworthy rock'n'roll LP.

While I raise my eyebrows at a few choices (Aqualung?!), you probably raise yours at others. Still, it's a neat idea.

The Band's Music from Big Pink

The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds

The Beatles' Let It Be

David Bowie's Low

James Brown's Live at the Apollo

Jeff Buckley's Grace

The Byrd's Notorious Byrd Brothers

Clash's London Calling

Elvis Costello's Armed Forces

DJ Shadow's Endtroducing...

Jethro Tull's Aqualung

Led Zeppelin

The MC5's Kick Out the Jams

My Bloody Valentine's Loveless

Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

The Ramones' Ramones

R.E.M.'s Murmur

The Replacements' Let It Be

The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St.

Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Pop Artifacts! Bonanza cowboy hat and six shooters



Vintage DC Comics house ad

Comic Book Birthday: Joe Staton







Scans from the Grand Comic Book Database.

Pop Culture Roundup Jan. 19, 2006

Blogity-Blog-Blog-Blog has a nice roundup of links re: lots of recent discussion of sexism/sexual harrassment within the comics industry.

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There's loads of vintage Beatles videos here.

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Dial B for Blog wraps up an in-depth series on the creation of the "Batman" TV show.

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Spread the Good Word shares some prime surf guitar by the Astronauts.

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Jane Espenson, writer of some of the best and funniest "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" scripts, has a new blog.

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Bryce Dallas Howard, daughter of director/Opie Ron Howard, has been cast as Gwen Stacy in "Spider-Man 3."


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"Lost" clues: Season 2, episode 11 - "The Hunting Party"

Official recap from ABC:

The Hunting Party
Air Date: 01/18/2006
In FLASHBACK, Jack and his father Christian diagnose an elderly man with a spinal tumor and determine that he's not a candidate for surgery. But the man and his daughter reveal that they specifically sought out Jack. They know about his accomplishments with Jack's wife Sarah - how he enabled her to walk after her spine was crushed in a car accident - and they're looking for a miracle. Much to his father's dismay, Jack agrees to perform the surgery.
Jack and the man's daughter, Gabriella, form a connection - a dangerous one, according to Christian, who warns Jack to keep his distance. But Jack is spending nights and weekends at the hospital, working overtime, while Gabriella is there at her father's side through a myriad of tests and pre-surgical procedures. And this is causing disharmony at home - Jack and Sarah's marriage is paying the price because Jack is considered a "miracle worker."

After seven and a half hours of surgery, Jack loses his patient on the operating table. Christian blames the man's age and weakened heart, but Jack blames himself, frustrated at his inability to save him. Jack leaves the hospital and finds a distraught Gabriella in tears, waiting in the parking lot. And in a moment of grief and weakness, they share a kiss. But Jack pulls away and tells Gabriella that he can't. He returns home to Sarah and comes clean about the encounter. He vows that things will be different; that he's going to put more effort into their marriage; that he's going to fix it. But Sarah feels that Jack will always need something to fix and reveals some news of her own that leaves Jack reeling.

Now on the island, Jack finds himself alongside Locke on a mission to try and save a fellow survivor: Michael, armed with a gun from the armory, who's out in search of Walt. Sawyer tags along, seeking revenge on the people who shot him. Kate argues her case to go with them and help them track. But Jack shoots her idea down and tells her to stay behind.

Out on the trek, they hear gunshots and discover casings from Michael's gun. But it's getting dark and Locke wants to return to camp. Jack, however, wants to push forward, find Michael and convince him to come back with them - arguing that it's their responsibility. Locke argues that Michael won't return without Walt and wonders who they are to tell anyone what they can or can't do…a callback for our loyal viewers who know what this statement means to John Locke.

Their disagreement is interrupted by a familiar face out in the middle of the jungle - the same man who shot Sawyer and took Walt. And he knows their names. He takes Locke's side in the argument, telling our team to turn around and go back to where they came from. And when Sawyer makes a move forward, the man shows them just how serious he is, grazing Sawyer's ear with a bullet.

Jack demands to know where Michael is and what happened to Walt. The man tells him that Walt is fine and that Michael will never find them. He goes on to tell them that their curiosity is going to get them killed and orders Jack, Locke and Sawyer to give up their weapons and turn around - this is Their island and the only reason our survivors are living on it is because They allow it.

When Jack calls his bluff, twenty-odd torches light up in he woods around them, revealing that this guy has serious back-up. When Jack continues to refuse to lay down his weapon, the guy pulls his final card and has Kate brought out of the jungle, a gun to her head. After a brief stand-off, Jack finally relents. The guy releases Kate, the torches go out and he melts back into the jungle, bringing this encounter with the Others to an end.

On the trek home, Jack isn't happy that Kate took it upon herself to follow them out there and put herself in harm's way. Though she tries to apologize, he shuts her down and gives her the cold shoulder. Instead, he turns to another woman on the island - Ana Lucia - and asks her how long it would take to build an army. It seems that Jack doesn't intend to give up that easily this time…


Observation/speculation:

--The grizzled older guy, who Saywer dubs "Zeke," has obviously been on the island some time, says it belongs to the Others and that the crash survivors are merely visitors. Why do the Others allow the new arrivals to survive?


--Zeke asks someone called Alex, we don't really see this person, to bring out Kate, who the Others have captured. Alex is the name of the baby abducted from the French woman, Danielle.

--Zeke quotes Dharma Initiative founder/funder Alvar Hanso's statement about curiosity. The full quote from the ABC-created Hanso Foundation site:

“From the dawn of our species, Man has been blessed with curiosity. Our most precious gift, without exception, is the desire to know more - to look beyond what is accepted as the truth and to imagine what is possible.”
- Alvar Hanso, Address to the U.N. Security Council, 1967

--Is Zeke one of the participants in the Dharma project, or is he just aware of it from being on the island?

--Is Zeke actually Gerald DeGroot, the psychologist shown in the Dharma orientation film, but much older? (I doubt it.)

--More speculation about the Others and their relation to the Dharma Initiative.

--Zeke indicates that the Others, indeed, have Walt and that Walt is "a very special boy." Does this mean the Others are somehow aware of Walt's apparent psychic/whatever powers and powers of such nature in general? What about Claire's baby, who the psychic back in Australia urged Claire to keep, encouraging her to take the Oceanic flight. Did he know it would crash on the island, bringing her baby into contact with the Others as well?

--When Jack mentions Ethan Rom, claiming he was a spy for Zeke, Zeke seems a little taken aback/confused. He tells Jack "That's an interesting theory." Zeke seems to know of Ethan buy we're left with the idea that maybe Ethan wasn't associated with this group of Others, or was in conflict somehow with them. Did the Dharma project somehow splinter. Zeke may lead a one group while the more clean-cut Ethan and Goodwin, who infiltrated Ana Lucia's castaways, belong to another group.

--Since Walt was communicating to Michael via computer, perhaps Zeke and his group are holed up in another Hatch someplace on the island.

--Why is Locke giving Sawyer such a bad time about his adopted name, referring to him as "James" instead. Is he merely working at bringing Sawyer down a peg, humanizing him, making him face up to his demons? Or does he know something about Sawyer's past. Some on the Web are speculating that Locke's shady dad is the con man who destroyed Sawyer's family. I'm a little doubtful of this as well...


--Lot's of folks are talking about Zeke's antique pistol.

--Do we know the person Sarah left Jack for? Some are speculating it's the Hatch guy Desmond. Some are speculating that it's the late Ethan Rom. It wouldn't be beyond the show for there to be some sort of connection like this, though I think it'll likely be something less expected.

--Listening to LPs in the Hatch, Charlie and Hurley come across an album by Geronimo Jackson, a group neither has heard of. There's zilch about such a band on the Web, however. Is it merely a joke band or will turn out to be something significant? Maybe Zeke was the lead singer.


--Where's Michael? Zeke indicated he wouldn't find the Others. But will Michael find his way back to his fellow crash survivors.



--Seems like Desmond is due for a reappearance soon.
Other stuff

--See a preview for next week's episode.

--See screen captures from "The Hunting Party."

--See promo pics from next week's episode.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Pop Artifact! Action Man scuba diver

Vintage DC Comics house ad



See the Best DC Comics Sites on the Web.

New "Underworld 2" pictures

A couple of fresh ones:



Pop Culture Roundup Jan. 18, 2006

William Shatner has auctioned off a kidney stone. The proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

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Datajunkie shares a batch of "Inner Sanctum" old-time radio programs. A few more creepy things.

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Bob (don't his last name), creator of always-fun Jack Kirby Comics Weblog, has started a blog dedicated to Steve Ditko as well.

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Lady, That's My Skull presents a rare, Joe Kubert-drawn ad shilling cheap-o DC Comics-related merchandise. Speaking of which...

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Sharity: Mr. Spock's Music from Outer Space, rare Rutles, Ted Auletta Exotica

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A reminder (I needed one, too) to join the Jack Kirby Museum. (You'll get a poster if you do!)

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Check out Fred Hembeck's groovy Classic Comic Cover Redos.

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David Duchovny may be up for the Bruce Banner role in the second Incredible Hulk film (I thought they weren't going to make one...)

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Newsarama provides an update on what's up with the "Justice League Unlimited" toon.

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President of the WB Network David Janollari says he's eager to do a TV movie based on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" vamp Spike if actor James Marster and creator Joss Whedon are willing.

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"Lost" preview Jan. 18, 2006: Season 2, episode 11

Watch a teaser for tonight's show.

Read a teaser about tonight's show.

See promotional pictures from tonight's show.

Download the latest "Lost" podcast.

Read clues about last week's episode.

See the Best "Lost" Sites on the Web.

New comics Jan. 18, 2006



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

Avengers Above And Beyond TP

Daredevil Vs Punisher TP

Dark Age Grim Great and Gimmicky Post Modern Comics SC

Flash Rogue War TP

Glamor Girls Of Don Flowers TP

Marvel Masterworks Incredible Hulk Vol 3 Ltd Ed HC (#56)

Marvel Masterworks Incredible Hulk Vol 3 New Ed HC

Showcase Presents Green Arrow Vol 1 TP

Spider-Girl Vol 5 Endgame Digest TP

Teen Titans Outsiders Insiders TP

Vision Statue - Bowen Designs

Weapon X Days Of Future Now TP

X-Men Kitty Pryde Shadow and Flame TP

See a Complete List of New Comics Shipping This Week.

Marvel Comics April 2006 solicitations

Highlights:


UNCANNY X-MEN OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT & LEN WEIN
Penciled by JOHN BYRNE & DAVE COCKRUM
Cover by GIL KANE

When a young writer named Chris Claremont took over X-Men in 1976, few fans could predict the incredible impact he would have on the Marvel Comics series. With a flair for realistic dialogue, heartfelt storylines and hard-hitting action, Claremont’s writing breathed life into the characters. In collaboration with artists Dave Cockrum and John Byrne, Claremont crafted a run still heralded as a definitive era on the book. UNCANNY X-MEN became more than just another super-hero title: this diverse cast of mutants fighting against prejudice and intolerance has resonated in the hearts of millions of devoted readers. Now, the first five years of their landmark run on UNCANNY X-MEN are collected in one oversized volume. This keepsake edition also includes all original letters pages, newly remastered coloring and other uncanny extras! Collects UNCANNY X-MEN #94-131 and ANNUAL #3, and GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1.
272 PGS./All Ages ...$99.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2101-3
Trim size: Oversize
UNCANNY X-MEN OMNIBUS VOL. 1 – VARIANT EDITION
New Cover by JOHN WATSON
272 PGS./All Ages ...$99.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2102-1

ASTONISHING X-MEN #14
Written by JOSS WHEDON
Pencils & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

From peculiar to just plain bizarre, Emma Frost’s erratic behavior has the X-Men spinning in a non-stop downward spiral. Will an unlikely union be the final straw?
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

MARVEL MILESTONES: BEAST & KITTY PRYDE
Written by GERRY CONWAY & CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by TOM SUTTON & DAVE COCKRUM
Cover by GIL KANE

Lo! A Beast is born in AMAZING ADVENTURES #11 (March 1972) when Hank McCoy leaves the X-Men for a job at the Brand Corporation – where he’s permanently transformed into a furry monster while experimenting with his mutation! And from UNCANNY X-MEN #153 (January 1982) comes something completely different: Kitty’s fairy tale!
48 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$3.99

FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: GEORGE PÉREZ VOL. 2 TPB
Written by LEN WEIN, ROGER STERN, GEORGE PÉREZ, MARV WOLFMAN, DOUG MOENCH, MARK GRUENWALD & RALPH MACCHIO
Pencils & Cover by GEORGE PÉREZ

One of the FF’s top talents gives Mister Fantastic a REALLY new look...as the Molecule Man! And once the team deals with this ultimate infiltration, they still must face sorcery, Skrulls and super-powered statues! Plus: the power of Franklin Richards! Guest-starring the Texas Twister and the Impossible Man! Collects FANTASTIC FOUR #187-188 and #191-192, FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #14-15, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #60, and ADVENTURES OF THE THING #3.
176 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2060-2

And the rest...


ULTIMATE MARVEL – THE GOLD STANDARD

ULTIMATE EXTINCTION #4 (of 5)

Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils & Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

As the Fantastic Four’s Reed Richards and the X-Men’s Professor Xavier frantically search for a last-ditch defense against Gah Lak Tus, the bizarre Silver Surfer is in a life-and-death struggle with Captain America himself! Plus, much more on the mystery of Moondragon...or is it Moondragons?
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #29
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by GREG LAND

Get the body bags ready—because somebody doesn’t make it home! The secret of the Super-Skrull is revealed as we find out what’s really been behind Thor’s ascendancy to the White House! Meanwhile, it looks like Ben Grimm’s last stand, as he tries to save mankind from an alien menace! And on an Earth where all six billion people have a super power—with the exception of poor Ben—is that a curse or a blessing?
Part 3 (of 3)
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #93
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MARK BAGLEY

It’s the Ultimate X-Men and Ultimate Spider-Man versus Ultimate Deadpool and his deadly band of Reavers—for all the marbles! And wait’ll you see where the battle takes place! Deadpool’s identity revealed and the relationship between Peter Parker and young Kitty Pryde hits an important milestone!
32 PGS. /Rated A ...$2.99

ULTIMATE WOLVERINE VS. HULK #3 (of 6)
Written by DAMON LINDELOF
Pencils & Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

The preliminaries are out of the way, and now it’s time for the battle of the century between one hirsute X-Man and one Jade Giant. It ain’t gonna end pretty. Written by the Emmy award-winning co-creator of the hit show LOST, Damon Lindelof, and drawn by superstar artist Leinil Francis Yu! If you thought issue one was unbeatable, wait’ll you see this one!
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

ULTIMATE X-MEN #69
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Pencils & Cover by BEN OLIVER
“PHOENIX?” Part 1 (of 3)
Hot artist Ben Oliver (Vigilante) joins the terrific Robert Kirkman for a new 3-issue arc! The mysterious mutant called Magician is plunged into the world of the X-Men, adjusting quickly and making new friends fast. But there is something deeply sinister about the newcomer. Something only young Kitty Pryde notices. Let’s hope she hasn’t noticed too late. Meanwhile, is Jean Grey really the cosmic entity called Phoenix? And if so...what can be done about it...?
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

ULTIMATES 2 #11
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH
“GRAND THEFT AMERICA”
The penultimate issue of volume two gives us answers to long-standing mysteries and brings us closer to the epic conclusion to “Grand Theft America”! With the traitor revealed and the Triskelion in ruins, the remaining Ultimates must unite to defeat an invasion force bent on establishing a new world order. But with the team shattered, who will lead the charge? Part 5 (of 6)
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

SPIDER-MAN

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #531

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Penciled by TYLER KIRKAN
Cover by RON GARNEY
“MR. PARKER GOES TO WASHINGTON”
Peter Parker’s trip to Washington with his boss Tony Stark has been a real doozy. As if suffering politicians who want to impose all sort of new rules on guys like him isn’t enough, he’s also got to deal with the monstrous might of the Titanium Man! Good thing for Spidey, his new costume’s got some very special features...Get ready, True Believer. The clouds are quickly building on the horizon for a storm that will shake the entire Marvel Universe next month! Part 3 (of 3).
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #7
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by ROGER CRUZ
Cover by MICHAEL WIERINGO

Round 2 of 2: Ladies and Gentlemen! Tonight’s main event! Welcome to the biggest fight night in the history of wrestling! A grudge match between the two biggest brawlers to ever enter the ring! In this corner, weighing in at 245 lbs, from parts unknown, that Dastardly Destroyer, the gold-plated Devil of Disaster—your world champion, El Dorado! And in this corner, his challenger, weighing in at 167 lbs, from Queens, New York, that web-slinging, wall-crawling wonder, the one, the only, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man! Folks, this epic encounter promises to be one for the ages! I want a no-holds barred, no disqualification, anything goes smack-down: biting, kicking, eye-pokes, and groin hits are not only allowed, they’re suggested! At stake is not only Spider-Man’s life, but the very soul of Round One’s adversary, El Muerto! Now let’s get ready to RUMBLE!
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

SPIDER-GIRL #97
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ

“Here Comes HOBGOBLIN--!”
HE’S BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Determined to get their revenge on Kaine and Spider-Girl, the Scriers bring Roderick Kingsley—the original HOBGOBLIN--out of retirement! ‘Nuff said!
32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #5
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Pencils & Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA

Mary Jane Watson, you just hit the jackpot! You finally get to fulfill your most amazing fantasy by dating Spider-Man! Thing is, you and Peter Parker have grown close enough that you might not be “just friends” anymore, and you know it. You can’t ignore it. It’s time to make your choice, MJ: will it be Peter or Spidey?
32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS

BLACK PANTHER #15

Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by SCOT EATON
Cover by LEINIL YU
“BRIDE OF THE PANTHER”
Countdown to the wedding of the decade! Every King needs a Queen -- and that’s exactly what the Black Panther is searching for! In this issue, T’Challa’s search takes him to Kenya, in search of Storm. Will his first love be his future? Don’t believe everything you read in the Daily Bugle! Hop on board here, True Believer, as the King of Wakanda embarks on an epic quest to find a wife -- the outcome of which will send reverberations throughout the whole Marvel Universe. You don’t want to miss out on history in the making as T’Challa and Storm march closer and closer to the aisle! Part 2 (of 5).
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

ARES #4 (of 5)
Written by MICHAEL OEMING
Pencils & Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

The God of War and The Prince of Power have clashed before, and the bitter enemie’s hatred for each other knows no bounds. But now, as a perilous new foe wreaks havoc upon Mount Olympus, Ares and Hercules are forced to forgive past hatreds and fight side-by-side! But the gods’ last hope may lie outside of their hands, in an enigmatic deity from the ancient Japanese Pantheon who might hold the key to victory. Will they accept this stranger’s help? Or has godly arrogance already doomed the Greek Pantheon? Meanwhile, the threat of patricide, which has plagued the Greek gods for centuries, rears its ugly head again, but this time it is reflected in the face of Ares’ very own son -- Alexander – who has taken steps to destroy his father and claim the mantle of the GOD OF WAR for himself!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

FURY: PEACEMAKER #3 (of 6)
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by DARICK ROBERTSON
Inked by JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Cover by PAUL GULACY

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. When his entire platoon was massacred by General Stephen Barkhorn and his 21st Panzer Division, Fury stumbled off into the desert toward certain death. Instead, he came face to face with his future. Now, he’s on a desperate mission that is integral to defeating the Nazi regime. Assigned with the task of slipping behind enemy lines and assassinating General Barkhorn himself, Fury discovers a series of challenges in his way—deadly fighter planes, armed sentries, and most significantly, a shocking revelation that will force Fury to do the one thing every good soldier should avoid: question his orders. In this gripping limited series, Garth Ennis (Ghost Rider, Punisher) and Darick Robertson (Punisher: Born) offer a never-before-seen glimpse into soul of a warrior you only think you know.
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$3.50

DAREDEVIL #84
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MICHAEL LARK
Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS

We’ve all seen Daredevil pushed too far, seen what happens when he pushes back, and we know it always ends in tears. Now, with the death of Foggy Nelson plaguing his every waking moment, Matt, blaming himself, runs wild in Rykers, determined to find out who put his best friend at the end of a knife. This is Daredevil as you’ve never seen him before, unplugged from his own sense of right and wrong, alone in the cold walls of the system he’s spent his life defending, and the only thing on his mind is vengeance! From award-winning creators Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark.
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS FANTASTIC FOUR #29Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

THE SUPER HEROES’ APPRENTICE
Part 1 (of 2)
Fantastic Enterprises is ready to go public, and to mark the occasion the FF agrees to an outrageous publicity stunt: Drafting an honorary fifth member to join their team. Ten young super-heroes “compete” for the spot, but only nine of them have honorable intentions. Number Ten will stop at nothing to win--and to get his or her hands on the secrets of the Fantastic Four. Guest-starring The Invincible Iron Man!
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #25
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Pencils & Cover by ANGEL MEDINA

“FERAL”
The monsters are crawling out of the woodwork now! While guest-star Reed Richards examines young Billy Connors to find out what’s affecting Spider-Man’s animal foes, the Man-Wolf closes in on an unsuspecting Mary Jane and a rabid Vermin enters the fray. It’s a showdown in the catacombs beneath the Natural History Museum involving Spidey, Black Cat, the Lizard, and others! Part 3 (of 5).
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

SQUADRON SUPREME #2
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils & Cover by GARY FRANK

Here comes the Squadron Supreme!
The combined might of Hyperion, Zarda, and Doctor Spectrum could wipe out any nation on Earth, so with these powerful agents acting under the banner of the stars and stripes, America’s enemies have everything to fear. That is, except for one nation, whose general might just hold the key to humbling America and obliterating the Squadron Supreme. Will the team’s very first mission also be their last? J. Michael Straczynski and Gary Frank deliver the next exciting chapter in the lives of the world’s greatest heroes!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

MOON KNIGHT #1
Written by CHARLIE HUSTON
Pencils & Cover by DAVID FINCH
“THE BOTTOM” Part 1 (of 6)
The Fist of Khonshu is back and badder than ever, courtesy of acclaimed novelist Charlie Huston (Caught Stealing, Six Bad Things) and red-hot, fan-favorite artist David Finch (NEW AVENGERS). Marc Specter used to talk to God. His god anyway. Khonshu -- God of the Moon, God of Vengeance -- saved Spector’s life, brought him to glory, made him a hero. Made him Moon Knight. But what Khonshu gives, he also takes away. And once he takes, he takes for good. Spector learned this the hard way, spiraling into madness, depression and worse. But he also remembers. Remembers what it felt like to jump off the top of a six-story tenement, cloak spread behind him. Remembers the feel of cartilage and bone exploding beneath his fists. Remembers the fun stuff. Now Specter wants back in the game. Will Khonshu hear his prayer?
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

WOLVERINE #41
Written by STUART MOORE
Pencils & Cover by C. P. SMITH

“THE PACKAGE”
Special extra-sized issue! Deep in the heart of war-torn Africa, Logan must escape from an army of savage killers -- with a baby strapped to his chest! The infant daughter of an overthrown monarch is the only hope for a country’s future, and the conquering warlord is determined to see her dead. Can Wolverine get her to the border alive? Or will his greatest failure doom an entire nation? Written by guest-writer Stuart Moore (LEGION OF SUPERHEROES) with art by C.P. Smith.
48 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$3.99

ANNIHILATION

ANNIHILATION: NOVA #1 (of 4)
Written by ANDY LANNING & DAN ABNETT
Penciled by KEV WALKER
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

ANNIHILATION continues here!
Beaten and nearly dead, Nova prepares to go back into battle! Can Nova cope with the awful burden of Xandar’s legacy? Can he carry a warning to friendly space? Can he even stay alive for another five minutes with the murdering hosts of the Annihilation Wave closing in?
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

ANNIHILATION: RONAN #1 (of 4)
Written by SIMON FURMAN
Penciled by JORGE LUCAS
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

ANNIHILATION continues here!
The shockwaves from the ANNIHILATION: PROLOGUE propels Ronan into his own limited series! No longer recognized as “Accuser,” Ronan himself has been accused, tried and stripped of his rank. Now Ronan is out to clear his name!
Guest starring a host of Marvel’s biggest and baddest cosmic characters!
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

ANNIHILATION: SILVER SURFER #1 (of 4)
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Penciled by RENATO ARLEM
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

ANNIHILATION continues here!
The Annihilation Wave has targeted the ex-heralds of Galactus. Hunted by beings every bit as powerful as himself, the Silver Surfer must find a way to unite Galactus’ ex-heralds against a common foe!
But, can even the united cosmic might of those who served Galactus stand against these powerful beings called Seekers!?
Guest starring: FIRELORD and GABRIEL THE AIR WALKER. And introducing RAVENOUS!
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

ANNIHILATION: SUPER-SKRULL #1 (of 4)
Written by JAVIER GRILLO-MARXUACH
Penciled by GREG TITUS
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

ANNIHILATION continues here!
From one of the writers of the hit television series “LOST”, comes a new vision of the venerable villain as Super-Skrull brings his devious cunning to bear on an unstoppable enemy! Super-Skrull bursts into the frontline of the war against the Annihilation Wave—taking the fight to the enemy in his own ruthless way.
And for once, evil may just be the only way to defeat evil!
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #14
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by PATRICK SCHERBERGER
Cover by AMANDA CONNER

Spidey only THOUGHT he had bad luck before...see what happens when BLACK CAT crosses his path! Cat cons Web-Head into helping her steal a priceless artifact, but when Spidey crosses her, he’s in for a rollercoaster of unfortunate events! Will Black Cat release Spidey from her tangled line of unluckiness, or is poor ol’ Pete destined to slip on banana peels for the rest of his life?
32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #11
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by JUAN ROMAN CANO SANTACRUZ

He’s not so tough... he just has complete control of EVERYTHING on an elemental level. Oh, and he can take over the body of anyone in the world without even being nearby. That’s all. How in the world are the FF going to stop THE MOLECULE MAN???
32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

MARVEL HEROES

ALL-NEW OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z #4
Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, MICHAEL HOSKIN, SEAN MCQUAID, ERIC J. MOREELS, MARK O’ENGLISH, STUART VANDAL, RONALD BYRD, MADISON CARTER, MIKE FICHERA, ANTHONY FLAMINI, CHRIS BIGGS & BARRY REESE
Cover by KEU CHA

The Handbook from A to Z rolls on – including bios on the Elements of Doom, Emplate, Equinox, Eric the Red, the Eternals, Fight-Man, Richard Fisk, the Fixer, the Folding Circle, Forge, Fortunato, Frog-Man, Deacon Frost, the Fury, the Galactic Guardians, Gamecock, the Gibbon, the Glob and more! While the Handbooks of the past two years focused on specific themes, this twelve-issue monthly series covers all Marvel’s characters, teams, objects, events and places – including new characters, characters who never received a profile, and those needing major updates.
64 PGS. NO ADS/Rated T+
SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$3.99

AMAZING FANTASY #20
Written by SIMON FURMAN
& JOE LANSDALE
Penciled by JAMES RAIZ
& BYRON PENARANDA
Cover by LUCIO PARILLO

It’s the final chapter of UNNATURAL SELECTION and Varina Goddard has taken the mantle of A.I.M.’s Scientist Supreme, with a diabolical plan to bring the organization back to its full blown glory as a techno-terrorist cult. With an alien berserker machine on her side, can G.E.I.S.T. agent Ray Hidalgo survive in time to stop world destruction? And what is the cosmic secret behind Death’s Head’s mysterious power source? PLUS, an extra 8-page bonus new adventure starring Steamrider, previewing June’s Western Month!
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

AVENGERS AND POWER PACK ASSEMBLE! #1 (of 4)
Written by MARC SUMERAK
Art & Cover by GURIHIRU

Hot on the heels of their adventure with the X-Men, Power Pack returns for another titanic team-up... and this time, it’s Earth’s Mightiest Heroes leading the charge! In this issue: the Marvel Universe’s youngest heroes join the battle alongside one of its oldest -- the legendary Captain America! Can the kids help Cap track down a dangerous old foe, or will their youthful inexperience make them four thorns in the Star-Spangled Avenger’s side? It’s all-ages action and adventure in the mighty Marvel manner! Don’t wait for the digest... Join the Pack now!
32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON #4 (of 6)
Written by JUSTIN GRAY & JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Penciled by KHARI EVANS
Inked by JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Cover by KHARI EVANS & JIMMY PALMIOTTI

The explosive kung fu action continues as Misty Knight loses her arm in a battle with Ricadonna over the stolen goods and must turn to Tony Stark for help. Meanwhile Humbug assists the girls in their hunt to locate a criminal deal involving members of the hand, Hydra and more. Chock full of villains and tongue in cheek humor.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

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

This critically acclaimed limited series comes to a close with the final days of Victor Von Doom’s bloody rise to the throne of Latveria. His time to take vengeance on all those who have slighted him in his life thus far. Also, the secrets of the unprecedented interview Dr. Doom has been giving throughout this series is at last revealed!
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #17
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MIKE PERKINS
Cover by STEVE EPTING

Crossbones and the Red Skull’s daughter, Sin, have come to the American Midwest to tear a new hole in A.I.M., but none of them counted on Cap and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent 13 stumbling into the mix, and everything going wrong. The action-packed conclusion of this two-parter will leave two vengeance-fueled characters on a collision course with destiny and destruction!
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #537
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils & Cover by MIKE MCKONE

The Road to CIVIL WAR continues! At a remote scientific outpost, a heavenly artifact becomes the touch-point of a conflict between the Fantastic Four and a reborn Doctor Doom!
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR: FIRST FAMILY #2 (of 6)
Written by JOE CASEY
Pencils & Cover by CHRIS WESTON

More secrets are revealed in the early days of the Fantastic Four in this stunningly-illustrated series! As the cosmically irradiated foursome answers their first call to action, Reed Richards ensures that he and his friends don’t end up as government lab rats. But will Sue, Johnny and Ben go along with his plans? Plus, the secret of the FF’s first adversary (hint: it wasn’t the Mole Man!).
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

IRON MAN: THE INEVITABLE #5 (of 6)
Written by JOE CASEY
Pencils & Cover by FRAZER IRVING

The Living Laser is finally free -- and Iron Man has suffered a loss that rocks him to his core! Tony Stark’s double-life as corporate CEO and Armored Anvenger has enacted a terrible price, leaving him vulnerable to the Spymaster’s ultimate plans for revenge! You don’t dare miss the penultimate chapter of this action-packed limited series that marks the return to sinister glory of Iron Man’s classic villains!
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

DOC SAMSON #4 (of 5)
Written by PAUL DIFLIPPO & ZEB WELLS
Penciled by FABRIZIO FIORENTINO & FRANK ESPINOSA
Inked by JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Cover by FABRIZIO FIORENTINO

What is the secret of “The Endless Nightmare of Leonard Samson”? Find out when a tormented Dr. Samson from an alternate reality is forced to take part in a scheme that could plunge the entire human race into insanity. Also featuring a solo adventure starring the LIVING TOTEM by ZEB WELLS and FRANK (ROCKETO) EPINOSA.
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #94
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Cover by LADRÖNN

More battleaxes and blasters on Planet Hulk! After defeating the Wildebots and tasting the privileges due to victorious gladiators, the Hulk and his team must decide between helping the rebels or seizing the glory of the Great Arena -- a choice which spells life or death for one of our heroes. Plus — the return of the Lieutenant and more of Korg’s
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

IRON MAN #7
Written by DANIEL & CHARLIE KNAUF
Penciled by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by ADI GRANOV
“The List” Part 1 of 6
CARNIVALE’s Daniel Knauf and CABLE & DEADPOOL’s Patrick Zircher take the armored Avenger monthly! Having exposed himself to the Extremis enhancile, Tony Stark is a new man--literally! But that’s what has his New Avengers allies worried! And who is the mysterious figure working his way down a list of targets?
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: DANIEL WAY/OLIVIER COIPEL
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
This month, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT visits with Ten Terrific talent Daniel Way, the writer who’s made a name for himself exploring the darker side of the Marvel Universe. The brains behind VENOM, PUNISHER VS. BULLSEYE and SUPREME POWER: NIGHTHAWK discusses his burgeoning career as we go behind the scenes on his past work and his current run on WOLVERINE, and learn what’s coming next! Also, this just in from the “Needless To Say” Department: The HOUSE OF M limited series kicked butt. Now, SPOTLIGHT brings you up close to the man who put the “kick” in that statement! We revisit Olivier Coipel’s past work on AVENGERS and explore his role in the upcoming NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #1! All this and Bullpen Bulletins, your letters, Marvel Value Stamps, the sink from Joe Quesada’s kitchen, and more!
32 PGS./NO ADS/
Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

MARVEL ROMANCE REDUX: RESTRAINING ORDERS ARE FOR OTHER GIRLS
Written by KYLE BAKER,
FRED VAN LENTE, KEITH GIFFEN, MICHAEL LEIB, ROBERT FLEMING,
KIRSTEN SINCLAIR
Art by JACK KIRBY, DON HECK, DICK GIORDANO
Cover by KYLE BAKER

We’re taking you back to the good ol’ days, when all women (apparently) did was cook and think about boys, clean and think about boys and do laundry while thinking about boys! Join the fun as we take old romance stories and update them with some of the funniest writers (barely) working in comics today!
40 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

MS. MARVEL #2
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Inked by JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Cover by FRANK CHO

Invasion! The Brood have come to Earth and Ms. Marvel is the only thing standing in their way. But are the Brood looking to conquer, or are they just looking for someplace to hide? Do NOT miss this issue or you’ll miss out on the debut of a frighteningly powerful new villain in the Marvel Universe! As an added attraction, the entire planet Earth might just explode! With words by Brian Reed (SPIDER-WOMAN: ORIGIN), pencils by the revolutionary Rob De La Torre and a cover by Frank Cho (NEW AVENGERS), this issue has got it all!
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

NEW AVENGERS #18
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MIKE DEODATO
Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

THE COLLECTIVE CONTINUES!
A staggering being of immeasurable energy has struck the earth and the Mighty Avengers are fighting against it with everything they have. Guest starring the Young Avengers, Ms. Marvel and... a brand new hero joins the Marvel echelon.
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

AVENGERS TOWER becomes the ultimate battleground as the New Avengers are targeted by one of their most fiercest new enemies yet. The all new ADAPTOID has come to take them down... and wait till you see who it is.
Plus- An avenger gets married!!! All this and the reuniting of House of M mega-team of Brian Bendis and Olivier Copiel.
48 PGS./Rated A ...$3.99

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

Is it wedding bells—or an Undead extravaganza!?! The world-devouring Galactus makes his way to Earth to discover the dominant life form is—Marvel Zombies! Can the zombies defend their world from the Big G or will they meet their end in a planet-wide conflagration? The answer will shock you in this conclusion that ties into Ultimate Fantastic Four: “Frightful,” beginning next month!
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

MARVEL TEAM-UP #19
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Penciled by CORY WALKER
Cover by PHIL HESTER

It’s WOLVERINE and CABLE versus THE RINGMASTER in a story that could ONLY be called “1991!” This very special issue is a lead-in to next month’s story-arc “FREEDOM RING.”
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

NEW MANGAVERSE #4 (of 5)
Written by C. B. CEBULSKI
Pencils & Cover by
TOMMY OHTSUKA

Do the New Mangaverse Avengers stand a chance against the powered-up Hand? The answer proves surprising, as the fate of the world seems to be in the hands of Carol Danvers! But if heavy hitters like Wolverine, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Iron Man, Black Cat and the Human Torch can’t stop Sunfire and his crew...what can one S.H.I.E.L.D. agent do!? Plus—answers finally arrive, as we learn the truth about who is killing the world’s super heroes!
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

SABLE & FORTUNE #4 (of 4)
Written by BRENDAN CAHILL
Painted Art & Cover by
JOHN M. BURNS

Dominic Fortune finds himself at a bar, drowning his irritation with his fledgling partnership with Silver Sable...unfortunately, the world doesn’t want to leave him alone! It’s a fast-paced, no-holds-barred race to the finish to stop a rogue enemy agent from carrying out his programming! Unfortunately, to stop him, Sable & Fortune will have to learn to keep their hands off each other...each other’s throats, that is!
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

NEXTWAVE #4
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN

Put your thinking caps on, you naughty children. MATH TIME!!! Try to solve this equation: Corrupt policeman + giant, hungry robot ÷ Manhattan clam chowder × (origin of The Captain – logic) + Y + a chair3= YOUR FAVORITE BOOK. Solve for “Y”. Nope, Y / a 1979 Volkswagon Rabbit. Y = explosions. HAVEN’T YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

RUNAWAYS #15
Written by BRIAN VAUGHAN
Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA
Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
“Parental Guidance” continues! While new Runaway Victor Mancha struggles with the commands implanted by his late “father,” the android killing machine Ultron, the all-new Pride sets their deadly plan into motion.
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

SENTRY #8 (of 8)
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Pencils & Cover by
JOHN ROMITA JR.

The Sentry faces his nemesis, the Void, in a final showdown inside the Void’s secret subterranean lair. The Sentry learns what is possibly the most frightening secret in the history of the Marvel Universe in this battle, which will decide his fate once and for all.
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

SHE-HULK #7
Written by DAN SLOTT
Penciled by WILL ROUND
Cover by GREG HORN
BEAUS & EROS

As the case against STARFOX comes to a close, romantic entanglements come to a head. So, will it be heartbreak or happily-ever-after for Pug and She-Hulk? All this and an all-new superhuman law case that asks, “Is a secret identity grounds for divorce?” Pull out the hankies, Gamma-Fans, ‘cause this one’s got plenty of kisses and kicks to go around.
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

SPIDER-WOMAN: ORIGIN #5 (of 5)
Written by BRIAN REED & BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by THE LUNA BROTHERS
The shocking conclusion to one of the most mysterious origins in the Marvel history books. Spider-Woman faces all the ghosts of her past and takes on Hydra with everything she has. This series ties directly into events in New Avengers and the upcoming Spider-Woman ongoing series by the Eisner Award-Winning Daredevil team of Bendis and Maleev.
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

THUNDERBOLTS #101
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Pencils by DALE ROSS
Cover by TOM GRUMMETT

Zemo and Songbird? When did that happen? A new base, a new mission statement, and a new outlook face the no-longer-new Thunderbolts!
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

UNDERWORLD #3 (of 5)
Written by FRANK TIERI
Penciled by STAZ JOHNSON
Cover by SEAN SCOFFIELD

Ex-con and old school gangster Jackie Dio just can’t adjust to life outside the joint. He’s been beaten up, gassed, and now jacked-up versions of Boomerang and The Grizzly are ready to use Jackie’s face as messy evidence of just how formidable the Consultant’s upgrades have made them. As if that weren’t bad enough, The Punisher has been waiting a long time to confront Jackie Dio... and he’s already got a bullet all picked out and ready for him.
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

THE THING #6
Written by DAN SLOTT
Pencils & Cover by ANDREA DI VITO

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD BROUHAHA
The fists are flying on Yancy St., and Benjamin J. Grimm’s found himself outnumbered by some of the toughest supervillains money can buy. Lucky thing SPIDER-MAN was swinging by, right? Call it a Team-Up, call it a Two-In-One, call it whatever you dang well want-- we’re just calling it FUN! With special guest appearances by... darn near EVERYBODY!
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

CABLE/DEADPOOL #27
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Penciled by LAN MEDINA
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

“BORN AGAIN”
The X-MEN “BLOOD OF APOCALYPSE” prequel ends here! An incredible secret from Cable’s past is revealed! Can a confrontation between Cable and Apocalypse result in an unbelievable ALLIANCE between these two powerhouses? And will Deadpool be forced to cap both of the megalomaniaX? Part 2 (of 2)
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

X-MEN

EXILES #79
Written by TONY BEDARD
Pencils & Cover by PAUL PELLETIER

“WORLD TOUR: FUTURE IMPERFECT” Part 1 (of 2)!
The new team is now complete, just in time to be pulled apart. The Exiles find themselves on a world under the rule of the Incredible Hulk! He’s already killed all the heroes of his world, so what’s to stop him from doing the same to the Exiles?!
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

NEW EXCALIBUR #6
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL RYAN
“BLACK MONDAY” Part 1 (of 2)!
The New Excalibur team is still reeling from the events of M-Day and an attack by Lionheart. Now they must face a man who’s caused quite a stir in London. A man that Juggernaut knows all too well!
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

NEW X-MEN #25
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRIS YOST
Pencils & Cover by MARK BROOKS
“CRUSADE“
The kids are at an all time low, with Rev. Stryker causing problems on the outside and turmoil inside the Institute. At the time when they most need to be unified, will one of their own betray them?
Part 2 (of 4)
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

SON OF M #5 (of 6)
Written by DAVID HINE
Penciled by ROY ALLAN MARTINEZ
Cover by JOHN WATSON

It's a father and son reunion as Pietro seeks out Magneto! The Inhumans have been betrayed by one of their own. If their culture is to survive, Black Bolt must find Quicksilver. On Earth the word is out – Quicksilver is promising to restore lost powers to former mutants, and Magneto is not happy.
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

SENTINEL SQUAD O*N*E #4 (of 5)
Written by JOHN LAYMAN
Penciled by AARON LOPRESTI
Cover by PASQUAL FERRY

With most of the squad dead or in pieces, the remainder of the Sentinel Squad must find out what they are made of to escape the Savage Land! The action-packed origin of the new Sentinels rockets towards its conclusion! Part 4 (of 5)
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

STORM #3 (of 6)
Written by ERIC JEROME DICKEY
Penciled by DAVID YARDIN
Cover by MIKE MAYHEW

Meet Andreas De Ruyter -- a.k.a. “The Bull”: Four-hundred pounds of solid muscle, all of it aching for payback. Until now, bringing in the fabled Wind Rider was just business for the De Ruyter family and its crew of mercenaries. But after what Storm and T’Challa did to the Bull’s little brother, now it’s personal. 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! 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./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #472 & #473
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO

“First Forsaken” Parts 1 & 2 (of 3)
Here it comes! Find out why and how Psylocke came back to life. Find out what Jamie Braddock is up to and why he’s been popping up from place to place in the past year. The last 28 issues have been building to this. Don’t miss it!
32 PGS. (each)/Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99 (each)

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #1
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by STEVE DILLON
Cover by JOE QUESADA
Variant Cover MICHAEL TURNER

Premiering a new ongoing series that picks up where House of M #8 and “Origins and Endings” (WOLVERINE #36-40) left off! Armed with the one thing that could kill him, as well as key clues to his very existence, Logan embarks on the first leg of a long and bloody quest for vengeance against those who once enslaved him. No longer feeling the need to play it quiet, Logan’s first strike elicits a Condition Critical response from the U.S. government. With no other choice, they drop their bomb – and you won’t believe who it is! When Logan hits D.C., someone’s going to be waiting for him. [Whatever you do, don’t turn to the last page of this issue until you’ve read the whole issue -- you’ll regret it if you do.]
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

X-FACTOR #6
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by DENNIS CALERO
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO & JOSE VILLARRUBIA

“The Butterfly Defect”
At last...some (or maybe all...or maybe none) of the mystery surrounding Layla Miller unfolds, as we learn things about her background that no one--not X-Factor and not the readers--will have seen coming. Plus: The aftermath of Siryn’s brutal mishap, Guido goes jogging, and an unexpected doctor makes a housecall.
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

X-MEN #185
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

Whew boy! Apocalypse has never hurt the X-Men like this before! The team is shattered, losing members to Apocalypse’s grasp. Can they pull themselves up and stop Apocalypse before he kills 90% of the world’s human population!? This issue will leave you stunned as we approach finale to one of the biggest X-Stories in years!!
PLUS, an extra 5-page back-up story spotlighting one of the new HORSEMEN! Part 4 (of 5)
40 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

X-MEN UNLIMITED #14
Written by C.B. CEBULSKI & NEIL KLEID
Penciled by DAVID AJA & MIKE OEMING
Cover by LEINIL YU

AN ALL COLOSSUS SPECIAL!
In the first story, C.B. Cebulski and David Aja explore how the remarkable tragedies in the mutant’s life have affected those around him, including his younger sister, Illyana, whose gifts of magic can often be more of a burden than a blessing... And Mike Oeming joins Neil Kleid for a touching story titled “How to be an Artist,” in which Colossus struggles with something even more immobile than himself-- artist’s block. With an exhibition scheduled, Colossus must create art, but what exactly is art? And can the metal mutant generate something that pleases both himself and his harshest critics?
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE/DRACULA #3 (of 4)
Written by FRANK TIERI
Penciled by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by JAE LEE

It’s about to get messy! Dracula’s army of supporters is about to make their final move on Apocalypse! It’s a battle royale of apocalyptic proportions as Dracula comes one step closer to finally defeating the enemy that has plagued him for centuries! Part 3 (of 4)!
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

X-MEN: THE 198 #4 (of 5)
Written by DAVID HINE
Penciled by JIM MUNIZ
Cover by JUAN DOE

Death comes to the 198. One of the mutants in care of Xavier’s dies and the rest of the refugees want answers. They’ve been patient, but it’s time for them to let loose! Is the building tension at Xavier’s finally ready to explode?! You bet it is! Part 4 (of 5)
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

X-MEN: THE END - MEN AND X-MEN #4 (of 6)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by SEAN CHEN
Cover by GENE HA

A villain revealed, an empire in turmoil, and a fateful family reunion, as the remaining X-Men cluster for their final battle--all while the votes are being tallied in Chicago...
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

X-STATIX PRESENTS: DEAD GIRL #4 (of 5)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Penciled by NICK DRAGOTTA
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

There are some stories that change everything. Such stories usually involve a titanic, cosmic battle that threatens to destroy the universe and often claim the lives of popular characters at conveniently-timed dramatic junctures (say, for instance, at the end of issue 3) or return a previously deceased character from the great beyond... usually the last page of issue 4. But the one thing that is never quite explained is why these characters must die only so that they can (if they’re popular enough) return with great fanfare to the hum of exuberant fanboys everywhere.
Truth be told, only Doctor Strange holds the answer to The Great Mystery, and now, a constantly thwarted, dead super-villain called The Pitiful One wants to know it too so that he and his gang of lackey no-goodnicks can return from the dead as well, fame be damned! As the Pitiful One closes in on Doctor Strange’s physical form, his deceased minions (Mysterio! Kraven! Miss America! Tike Alicar!) face off against a team of dead heroes including Dead Girl, Ant Man, The Phantom Rider, Mr. Sensitive, and... (begin exuberant humming, fanboys) U-Go Girl!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99

X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS #6 (of 6)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Inked by SCOTT HANNA
Cover by MARK SILVESTRI

The extra-length finale of this best-selling shocker! All the secrets are revealed -- Who is the third Summers brother and what happened to him? What really happened on Krakoa all those long years ago? And why has Xavier been keeping it to himself for so long? All this, and the all-out battle between the X-Men and their newest, deadliest foe, and a conclusion that will set-up events that rock the X-universe for years to come—starting when Ed Brubaker jumps to UNCANNY X-MEN this July!
40 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$3.50

MAX COMICS

PUNISHER #32

Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by GORAN PARLOV
Covers by TIM BRADSTREET
“Barracuda,” Parts 1 (of 6)

“BARRACUDA”
Jigsaw, Ma Gnucci, the Russian -- Frank Castle’s faced some fearsome foes in his day, but none as stone-cold rotten to the bone as The Barracuda. For most men, Frank Castle is the ultimate game. But for a stone-cold predator like the Barracuda, Frank Castle ain’t nothing but a snack. Part 2 (of 6).
32 PGS./Explicit Content ...$2.99

ICON

POWERS #19
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING

“SECRET IDENTITY”
NEW STORY ARC! JUMPING-ON POINT! Walker and Pilgrim have been homicide detectives and partners for years, but secrets they’ve kept from each other are now too big and too dangerous to remain secrets for long. Things are about to get really crazy...even for the Eisner Award-winning POWERS! From the writer of NEW AVENGERS! Part 1 (of 6)
32 PGS./MATURE ...$2.95
POWERS is TM & (c) 2005 Jinxworld Inc. All Rights Reserved.

BOOK OF LOST SOULS #6
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils & Cover by COLLEEN DORAN

All bets are off! Jonathan has made a decision that has earned him a powerful enemy in the enigmatic Dark Man. Now, his mission to save those souls who have strayed off the path of righteousness has reached a crucial turning point. Without support from the netherworld can Jonathan save fate’s latest victim or will the savior finally become the one who needs saving? J. Michael Straczynski (Amazing Spider-Man, Supreme Power) and Colleen Doran (Sandman) blend timeless fantasy and modern storytelling in this groundbreaking series.
32 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99

MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVELS

DEFENDERS: INDEFENSIBLE PREMIERE HC
Written by KEITH GIFFEN & 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?” Only the Ancient One knows for sure! Collects DEFENDERS #1-5.
120 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2152-8
Trim size: Standard

SPIDER-MAN: THE OTHER HC
Written by PETER DAVID, REGINALD HUDLIN &
J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Penciled by PAT LEE, MIKE WIERINGO & MIKE DEODATO
Cover by JOE QUESADA

This deluxe hardcover collects the startling super story that turned the wall-crawler’s world upside down, uniting the creative talents behind all three Spider-Man titles! Haunted by unsettling dreams. Disturbed by a growing sense of dread. Convinced that people are out to get him. Spidey faces his biggest threat yet – a foe so insidious that he can’t hope to handle it alone. With friends like Reed Richards, Stephen Strange and Hank Pym, he won’t have to. But can even the world’s greatest minds change the course of fate? And if they could, would they dare? Having finally accepted his fate, Peter Parker decides to put the red and blue tights in the closet and spend some quality time with Aunt May and MJ. But Morlun’s got other plans – and this time, there’s no Ezekiel to help the web-slinger. Sit down for this one, True Believer – you’ve never seen a fight quite like this, as Peter faces the one foe he’s never defeated! Beaten to the edge of death, hovering in a place short of heaven or hell, Spidey is about to embark on a journey unlike anything he’s ever experienced. If he’s going to have any hope to thwart Morlun’s obscene mission, then he’s got two choices: Evolve or die...! Collects AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #525-528, FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #1-4 & MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #19-22.
288 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$29.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2188-9
Trim size: Oversize

ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL. 1 HC
Written by JOSS WHEDON
Pencils & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

This deluxe hardcover collects ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL. 1: GIFTED and ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL. 2: DANGEROUS, plus extras. In GIFTED, Cyclops and Emma Frost re-form the X-Men with the express purpose of “astonishing” the world. But when breaking news regarding the mutant gene unexpectedly hits the airwaves, will it derail their new plans before they even get started? As demand for the “mutant cure” reaches near-riot levels, the X-Men go head-to-head with the enigmatic Ord, with an unexpected ally – and some unexpected adversaries – tipping the scales! In DANGEROUS, a tragic death at the Xavier Institute reveals a powerful enemy living among the X-Men that they could never have suspected – and no, it’s not Magneto. Things heat up in a way none of the X-Men ever dreamed, but will teamwork save the day when they can’t even depend on themselves? Collects ASTONISHING X-MEN #1-12.
320 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$29.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1733-4
Trim size: Oversize
Astonishing X-Men Volume 1 HC Variant
ISBN: 0-7851-2301-6
Price: $29.99

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE X-MEN VOL. 6
Written by ROY THOMAS with ARNOLD DRAKE, DENNIS O’NEIL
& LINDA FITE
Penciled by NEAL ADAMS with DON HECK, WERNER ROTH
& SAL BUSCEMA
Cover by NEAL ADAMS

1969: The X-Men, Marvel’s poorest selling title, flagging in sales and on the verge of cancellation, was in dire need of a shot in the arm. A new direction. A new vision. Enter Roy Thomas and Neal Adams, and True Believer, you had better grab onto your hat and get ready for one of the most amazing evolutions in Marvel history! These two titanic talents threw caution to the wind with sensational stories that brought the X-Men in synch with the thriving youth culture of the late ’60s. Adams’ lavish and dynamic visuals merged with Thomas’ challenging and contemporary stories to create a comic book series that throbbed with the pulse of the times like none other. Prepare yourself for the introduction of mutant mainstay Havok, the vampiric villain Sauron, the Mutates, and X-Man-to-be Sunfire! Not to mention, the Living Pharaoh, a classic team-up with Ka-Zar in the Savage Land, as well as the return of Magneto and Professor X! Unquestionably a high-water mark of the ’60s X-Men, this massive volume, loaded with extras, caps off—but will not end—the original team X-Men Masterworks! Collecting X-MEN #54-66.
320 PGS./All Ages ...$49.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2056-4
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE X-MEN VOL. 6 – VARIANT EDITION VOL. 61
320 PGS./All Ages ...$54.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2057-2

MARVEL ADVENTURES

FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 2: FANTASTIC VOYAGES DIGEST
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by JUAN SANTACRUZ & MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by JUAN SANTACRUZ

All adventure, all action, for all ages! Join Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch and the Thing for a wild ride of all-new, unforgettable exploits as they meet and defeat stampeding prehistoric creatures, the subterranean Mole Man and Namor, the Sub-Mariner – and embark on a journey through time and space! Collects MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #5-8.
96 PGS./All Ages ...$6.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1859-4

X-MEN AND POWER PACK: THE POWER OF X DIGEST
Written by MARC SUMERAK
Pencils & Cover by GURIHIRU

Power Pack returns... and this time they’ve brought some very special friends! Marvel’s merry mutants team up with our super-powered siblings for more fun-filled all-ages adventures! Collects X-MEN AND POWER PACK #1-4.
96 PGS./All Ages ...$6.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1955-8

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 5: CROSSOVER TPB
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by GREG LAND

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! Plus: The shocking secret of the Storm family is finally revealed! Locked away at the bottom of the ocean for 5,000 years, Namor the Sub-Mariner’s Atlantean tomb has been breached; now, he’s back to rule a planet. This is a Namor you’ve never seen before with a vastly different agenda. This is Ultimate Namor! Learn about the ties between Atlantis, the Ultimate Inhumans and the super-races that existed before man ruled the Earth! Collects ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #21-26.
144 PGS./Rated A ...$12.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1802-0

DECIMATION: X-MEN – THE DAY AFTER TPB
Written by PETER MILLIGAN & CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by & SALVADOR LARROCA, RANDY GREEN & AARON LOPRESTI
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

It was the worst day in X-Men history. Now it’s the day after. The House of M is over, but the effects will be felt for the rest of their lives. How do the X-Men pick up the pieces in a world that has completely changed? Plus: Something’s amiss at the House of Xavier! A sneak attack forces the X-Men to re-evaluate just who their friends are, and to align themselves with former enemies! Collects DECIMATION: HOUSE OF M – THE DAY AFTER and X-MEN #177-181
168 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$15.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1984-1

X-MEN: THE COMPLETE AGE OF APOCALYPSE EPIC BOOK 3 TPB
Written by WARREN ELLIS, SCOTT LOBDELL, JEPH LOEB,
JOHN FRANCIS MOORE, FABIAN NICIEZA, LARRY HAMA
& TERRY KAVANAGH
Penciled by ROGER CRUZ, RENATO ARLEM, JOE MADUREIRA,
CHRIS BACHALO, STEVE SKROCE, STEVE EPTING, TERRY DODSON ANDY KUBERT, KEN LASHLEY, ADAM KUBERT & CARLOS PACHECO
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

The mirror gets darker and the Amazing X-Men more Astonished by the minute as the Age of Apocalypse hits its third quarter! Magneto has dedicated his life to freeing humanity and mutantkind alike, but will Apocalypse now require him to destroy reality to save it! Sides are switched and secrets shown with repercussions ringing from the Savage Land to the Shi’ar Galaxy! Plus: a rare look at how Apocalypse altered the rest of Marvel’s mightiest! Doctor Doom and Reed Richards, side-by-side? Matt Murdock and the Kingpin, allies? Gwen Stacy in mourning for Peter Parker? Avengers, Exiles, etc. in the original alternate X-saga! Collects X-CALIBRE #2-3, ASTONISHING X-MEN #2-4, GENERATION NEXT #2-3, X-MAN #2-3, FACTOR X #3, AMAZING X-MEN #3, WEAPON X #3, GAMBIT & THE X-TERNALS #3 and X-UNIVERSE #1.
360 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$29.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2051-3

X-23: INNOCENCE LOST TPB
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils & Cover by BILLY TAN

Now it can be told. The full story behind the origin of X-23 – who she is, where she came from and the exact nature of her relationship to Wolverine. You think you know, but you have no idea! Collects X-23 #1-6.
144 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$15.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1502-1

X-MEN: THE DARK PHOENIX SAGA TPB – NEW PRINTING
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils & Cover by JOHN BYRNE

Gathered together by Professor Charles Xavier to protect a world that fears and hates them, the X-Men had fought many battles, been on adventures that spanned galaxies, grappled enemies of limitless might, but none of this could prepare them for the most shocking struggle they would ever face. One of their own members, Jean Grey, has gained power beyond all comprehension, and that power has corrupted her absolutely! Now they must decide if the life of the woman they cherish is worth the existence of the entire universe! Collects X-MEN #129-137.
200 PGS./Rated T+ ...$24.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2213-3

NEW MUTANTS CLASSIC VOL. 1 TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils & Cover by BOB MCLEOD

Cannonball. Sunspot. Moonstar. Karma. Rahne. Teenagers, thrown together by the one thing they had in common: the X factor in their genes that made them different, made them mutants. Relive the adventurers of the team that will come to be known as X-Force...if they survive. Collects MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL #5, NEW MUTANTS #1-7 and UNCANNY X-MEN #167.
240 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$24.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2194-3

NEW X-MEN: CHILDHOOD’S END VOL. 1 TPB
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Penciled by MARK BROOKS & PACO MEDINA
Cover by MARK BROOKS

Red-hot X-23 writers Craig Kyle and Chris Yost, and rising star Mark Brooks (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL, AMAZING FANTASY), take the New X-Men in a bold new direction. Spinning directly out of HOUSE OF M, the New X-Men deal with the changed world. Will X-23 join the team? Will friendships persevere? Will the kids survive? No one is safe, and not everyone will live through this incredible change in status quo. The rules have changed, and the safety is off! Collects NEW X-MEN #20-23.
104 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$10.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1831-4

YOUNG AVENGERS VOL. 1: SIDEKICKS TPB
Written by ALLAN HEINBERG
Pencils & Cover by JIM CHEUNG

In the wake of AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED, a mysterious new group of teen super heroes appears. But who are they? Where did they come from? And what right do they have to call themselves the Young Avengers? Young Gun Jim Cheung and TV superstar writer Allan Heinberg (The O.C., Sex and the City, Party of Five) promise to shock and surprise! Collects YOUNG AVENGERS #1-6.
144 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$14.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2018-1

IRON MAN: DEMON IN A BOTTLE TPB
Written by DAVID MICHELINIE & BOB LAYTON
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR., BOB LAYTON & CARMINE INFANTINO
Cover by BOB LAYTON

Iron Man faces his most untouchable foe in criminal industrialist Justin Hammer and his literal army of super-villains! But can the Armored Avenger overcome an even more implacable personal demon, invulnerable to technology or wealth? Guest-starring Ant-Man and the Sub-Mariner! Collects IRON MAN #120-128.
176 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$24.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2043-2

WHAT IF?: MIRROR MIRROR TPB
Written by TONY BEDARD, RICK VEITCH, MIKE CAREY, GREG PAK,
ROBERT KIRKMAN & DANIEL WAY
Penciled by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO, TOMMY LEE EDWARDS,
MARSHALL ROGERS, DAVID LOPEZ, MICHAEL OEMING & JON PROCTOR
Cover by TONY HARRIS

What if...Captain America fought in the Civil War? What if...the Fantastic Four were Cosmonauts? What if...Daredevil lived in feudal Japan? What if...Namor grew up on land? What if...Thor was a herald of Galactus? What if...Wolverine was Public Enemy No. 1 in mob-ridden 1920s Chicago? Hacking into the internet of an adjacent reality, teenager Hector Espejo discovers these and other startling stories -- and learns that eavesdropping on a sinister parallel universe can be highly addictive! Collects WHAT IF: CAPTAIN AMERICA, WHAT IF: DAREDEVIL, WHAT IF: FANTASTIC FOUR, WHAT IF: SUBMARINER, WHAT IF: THOR & WHAT IF: WOLVERINE.
144 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$16.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1902-7

ESSENTIAL WOLVERINE VOL. 4 TPB
Written by LARRY HAMA
Penciled by DWAYNE TURNER, JIM FERN, ADAM KUBERT, TOMM COKER, IAN CHURCHILL, BOB MCLEOD, RON WAGNER, RON GARNEY & FABIO LAGUNA
Cover by ADAM KUBERT

The deadliest X-Man’s on the edge of death when his unbreakable Adamantium advantage is eliminated! Even with his claws stripped to the bone, Wolverine’s up to some of the choicest challenges from his past and future – but how far will he go to make his latest fight with Sabretooth the FINAL one? Plus: cyborgs, Sentinels, the Savage Land and then some! Guest-starring Gambit, Ghost Rider and more! Collects WOLVERINE #70-90.
528 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$16.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2059-9

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 4 TPB – NEW PRINTING
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by PAUL SMITH, DAVE COCKRUM, JOHN ROMITA JR. & BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by PAUL SMITH

Newly remastered! Call them freaks. Nature’s mistake. Mutants. They are born different, with characteristics and abilities that make them outcasts. Wolverine, Storm, Rogue, Colossus, Nightcrawler and more – gathered together by telepath Professor Charles Xavier, the X-Men are sworn to protect a world that hates and fears them. Ever expanding their ranks, the Children of the Atom combat evils threatening both mutants and humans – including the Morlocks, the Hellfire Club, and the alien Brood. Collects UNCANNY X-MEN #162-179 and ANNUAL #7, and X-MEN: GOD LOVES, MAN KILLS.
568 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$16.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2295-8

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 7 TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, ALAN DAVIS, JACKSON GUICE, MARC SILVESTRI, BRET BLEVINS, KERRY GAMMILL, RICK LEONARDI, ART ADAMS & JON BOGDANOVE
Cover by MARC SILVESTRI

In the wake of the Marauders’ Mutant Massacre, the X-Men go mobile to plan their next move – but recruiting Dazzler and Havok brings them even more catastrophe! And with a teammate’s life on the line, the mutant marvels are forced to fight the Fantastic Four and seek the genius of Doctor Doom! Another elite X-saga of the eighties concludes with the world-shaking Fall of the Mutants! Plus: the introduction of...the X-Babies!? The cosmic power of...Wolverine!? Featuring Sabretooth, the Juggernaut, Mystique, Captain Britain and more! Collects UNCANNY X-MEN #214-228 and ANNUAL #10-11, and FANTASTIC FOUR VS. THE X-MEN #1-4.
560 PGS./Rated T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$16.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2055-6

MARVEL POSTERS

MARVEL CIVIL WAR PANORAMA

Art by Steve McNiven
20”x55”/ FC ...$15.99
FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF 3/30, (ON-SALE 4/19)

WOLVERINE ORIGINS: TURNER
Art by MICHAEL TURNER
24”x36”/ FC ...$6.99
FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF 3/16, (ON-SALE 4/5)

MARVEL FLIP MAGAZINES

MARVEL ADVENTURES FLIP MAGAZINE #11

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #11
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Pencils & Cover by MIKE NORTON
X-MEN AND POWER PACK #1
Written by MARC SUMERAK
Pencils & Cover by GURIHIRU
64 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

MARVEL HEROES FLIP MAGAZINE #11
NEW AVENGERS #11
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN
Cover by DAVID FINCH
CAPTAIN AMERICA #12
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MICHAEL LARK
Cover by STEVE EPTING
64 PGS./RATED T+ ...$3.99

ULTIMATE TALES FLIP MAGAZINE #11
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #20 & 21
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Covers by MARK BAGLEY
64 PGS./RATED A ...$3.99

MARVEL TALES FLIP MAGAZINE #10
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #39
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
RUNAWAYS #4
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA
Cover by JO CHEN
64 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP …$3.99

ULTIMATE MARVEL FLIP MAGAZINE #11
ULTIMATE X-MEN #11
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by ADAM KUBERT
ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #11
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN
64 PGS./RATED A ...$3.99

MARVEL SELECT FLIP MAGAZINE #11
ASTONISHING X-MEN#11
Written by JOSS WHEDON
Pencils & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
NEW X-MEN: ACADEMY X #11
Written by NUNZIO DEFILIPPIS & CHRISTINA WEIR
Penciled by PACO MEDINA
Cover by MICHAEL RYAN
64 PGS./RATED T+ ...$3.99