Friday, February 16, 2007

Pop Artifact! Captain Marvel buzz bomb toy

Vintage DC Comics house ad

Pop Culture Roundup Feb. 16, 2007

Fred Hembeck corners Superman about a rather disturbing episode from the first season of the Man of Steel's 1950s TV show.

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Booksteve presents an anti-drug public service ad drawn by the great Frank Frazetta.

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"Lost" continues to suffer in the ratings, despite this week's episode being by far the best of the season.

Wednesday's episode of the Emmy-winning drama pulled in the smallest audience for a new episode in its history, a relatively scant 12.8 million viewers when compared with its 20 million-strong heyday.

Despite ABC's best efforts to protect Lost from the ravages of American Idol and the encroaching threat of Criminal Minds by moving it to 10 p.m., the flashback-happy show instead lost about 1.7 million of those who tuned in for Lost's big comeback last week after a three-month hiatus.


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Aaron Eckhart will star as Harvey Dent (the Gotham City district attorney who becomes Batvillain Two-Face) in the next Batman flick.

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Sigourney Weaver and director James Cameron are reuniting for another sci-fi film.

"Avatar" is shooting entirely in 3-D. Weaver will play a veteran interplanetary explorer who serves as a mentor to Jake Sully (Worthington), a wounded ex-Marine thrust unwillingly into an effort to explore and exploit an exotic planet rich in biodiversity. Ultimately, he crosses over to lead the planet's indigenous race in a battle for survival.

Cameron wrote the script from an idea he nurtured for over a decade while working on the 3-D technology necessary to realize its wholly imagined world. Pic will be released in both 3-D and 2-D.

Fantagraphics announces Complete Pogo books

Fantagraphics, already at work publishing the complete runs of "The Peanuts" and E.C. Segar's "Popeye," has officially announced a project to do the same with Walt Kelly's "Pogo."

Info:

The first volume of Fantagraphics' POGO will appear in October, 2007, and the series will run approximately 12 volumes, reproducing roughly two years of dailies and Sundays per volume.

Each Pogo volume will be designed by Jeff Smith, the award-winning cartoonist and creator of the Bone graphic novel, and a lifelong admirer of Walt Kelly.

Walt Kelly (born Walter Crawford Kelly Jr.) was born in 1913 and started his career at age 13 in Connecticut as a cartoonist and reporter for the Bridgeport Post, his local newspaper. In 1935, he moved to Los Angeles and joined the Walt Disney Studio, where he worked on classic animated films, including 'Pinocchio,' 'Dumbo,' and 'Fantasia.' In the mid 1930s, he drew his first comics work for the future DC Comics. Kelly left Disney in 1941 rather than take sides in their bitter labor strike. He moved back east and began drawing comic books for Western Publishing Company and the Dell line of comics.

It was during this time that Kelly created the character Pogo Possum. The character first appeared in Dell's Animal Comics as a secondary player in the 'Albert the Alligator' feature. It didn't take long until 'Pogo' became the comic's leading character. After the Second World War, Kelly became artistic director at the New York Star, where he turned Pogo into a daily strip. When the Star folded in 1949, the Hall Syndicate took 'Pogo' into syndication, so that the strip soon appeared in hundreds of newspapers. Until his death in 1973, he produced a feature that has become widely cherished among casual readers and aficionados alike as a classic comic strip.

Kelly blended nonsense, poetry, and political and social satire in making POGO an essential contribution to American "intellectual" comics. As the strip progressed, it became a hilarious platform for Kelly's scathing political views in which he skewered national boogeymen like Joseph McCarthy, J. Edgar Hoover, George Wallace, and Richard Nixon. Kelly was considered a sufficient threat that his phone was tapped and the US Government corresponded with a newspaper reporter who claimed that the eccentric patois Kelly created was a secret Russian code.) Pogo is well known for its elaborate and ornate lettering and for Kelly's distinctive use of language and lush brushwork. It is one of the few comic strips that succeeded in blending humor and politics into an uncompromising and entertaining whole.

The consecutive run of Pogo has never before been systematically collected into book form. (Fantagraphics published a series of 11 softcover volumes reprinting five-and-a-half years of the strip in the '90s.) This will be the definitive series collecting all of his Pogo strips from 1949 to 1973. "Walt Kelly is unquestionably in the pantheon of great newspaper strip cartoonists," said Gary Groth, President & Publisher of Fantagraphics Books. "Our Pogo books will present Kelly's work the way it should be published -- in a beautifully designed hardcover format, with careful attention paid to reproduction quality, and with knowledgeable introductory material."

"I am very excited that Fantagraphics has chosen to publish Pogo in such wonderful books," said Carolyn Kelly, Walt's daughter. "For many years people have been telling me how much they want to own this series, and I am thrilled that Pogo will now be so carefully compiled and available to us. Ol' Walt would be proud."

"This collection has been a long time coming," said Jeff Smith, "I've been waiting for it ever since I was nine. I'm very happy to be helping the Kelly family and Fantagraphics bring this comic strip masterpiece to a new audience."

Top 10 graphic novels, DVDs, CDs, action figures Feb. 16, 2007

Comics/Graphic Novels

1. 300 by Frank Miller $17.99
2. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang $11.53
3. Watchmen by Alan Moore $13.59
4. Lost Girls by Alan Moore $43.50
5. Astonishing X-Men Vol. 3: Torn by Joss Whedon $10.64
6. Penny Arcade Volume 3: The Warsun Prophecies by Jerry Holkins $10.75
7. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi $10.36
8. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel $13.57
9. Those Left Behind (Serenity) by Joss Whedon $9.95
10. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore $13.59

DVDs

1. The Departed (Two-Disc Special Edition) $20.49
2. Casino Royale (Widescreen Two-Disc Special ... $15.99
3. Flags of Our Fathers (Widescreen Edition) $17.99
4. An Inconvenient Truth $19.99
5. Cinderella III - A Twist in Time $19.99
6. Little Miss Sunshine $17.99
7. Borat - Cultural Learnings of America for M... $15.99
8. Babel $17.99
9. The Illusionist (Widescreen Edition) $16.99
10. The Guardian $16.99

CDs

1. Not Too Late by Norah Jones $9.99
2. West by Lucinda Williams $9.99
3. Continuum by John Mayer $9.99
4. Corinne Bailey Rae by Corinne Bailey Rae $7.99
5. Taking The Long Way by Dixie Chicks $9.99
6. Wincing the Night Away by The Shins $9.99
7. 2007 Grammy Nominees by Various Artists $9.99
8. Children Running Through by Patty Griffin $11.99
9. Daughtry by Daughtry $9.99
10. Begin to Hope by Regina Spektor $6.99

Action Figures

1. DC Comics Ultra Blast Batman $34.99
2. Ultimate Powers Superman Figure $23.13
3. Transformers Deluxe Classic Bumblebee Figure $10.57
4. Avatar Airbending Aang $2.49
5. Transformers Voyager Classic Megatron Figure $14.99
6. Transformers Voyager Classic Optimus Prime ... $26.99
7. Avatar Spirit Aang $2.99
8. Transformers Optimus Prime 20th Anniversary... $64.99
9. Transformers Cybertron Supreme Class Cybert... $45.75
10. Transformers Deluxe Classic Astrotrain $7.99

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Pop Artifact! Captain Marvel watch

Vintage DC Comics house ad

New Spider-Man 3 pictures







See the Best Spider-Man Sites on the Web.

Pop Culture Roundup Feb. 15, 2007

From Mark Evanier: An animated bug-killer ad by Tex Avery.

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Speaking of Tex, all of his "Droopy Dog" theatrical 'toons will be out on two-disk DVD set May 15. You can pre-order Tex Avery's "Droopy: The Complete Theatrical Collection" for $20.19 from Amazon.

Lost Clues: "Flashes Before Your Eyes" Ep. 8, Season 3

Synopsis:

Desmond's ability to see the future surfaces again as he somehow realizes Claire is in danger from drowning in the ocean and rushes off to save her. Hurley and Charlie are suspicious but amazed and get Desmond drunk, hoping that he'll open up and tell them more.

We see Desmond having what may or may not be a flashback after the Hatch explosion. He's certain that his visions aren't just his life "flashing before his eyes," but that he's actually been transported back into time, back to London, where he's planning to ask his girlfriend Penelope to marry him, before he goes on the round-the-world sailing trip that landed him on the island.

It's like he's trapped in a time loop and he's convinced, if he changes things, he can end up with Penelope and not on the island. He sees Charlie in the flashback/forward, but Charlie thinks he's crazy, like they've never met. And maybe they haven't...yet. When trying to buy an engagement ring for Penelope, a woman in a jewelry shop tells Desmond he can't go through with the purchase, he's supposed to have second thoughts, so he'll end up on the Island, pushing the button. We don't learn who this woman is or how she knows what she does, or even if she's real, not a figment of Desmond's imagination. The flashback ends with Desmond being knocked unconcious and then awaking after the Hatch explosion.

He also tells Charlie that he wasn't just saving Claire from drowning. In his vision of the future, Desmond saw Charlie drowning trying to save Claire. So Desmond went instead. Earlier in the season, when Desmond erected a golf club lightning rod to save Claire's shelter from getting zapped, it was also because he had a vision of Charlie dying. Desmond gives Charlie the warning that, ultimately, fate will catch up with him. Charlie's days seem numbered.

Clues, observations, speculation:

* The episode touches on the same "what's fate, what's in my control, what if I'd done this instead" themes present throughout the series. Was it the various choices made by the characters that has resulted in them being on the island? Was it fate or happinstance?

* Busking on the London streets, Charlie is singing "Wonderwall" by Oasis, which contains the line "maybe you're going to be the one who saves me."

* The sign on Charlie's guitar case identifies him as "Charlie Hieronymus Pace." "Hieronymus" means "holy name." Also, Hieronymus Bosch was a Dutch painter whose works depicted sin and human moral failings. More.



* Maybe more interestingly, this site details the life and work of a researcher/engineer named T.G. Hieronymus who "studied plants and minerals and their relationship with different forms of energy, including the emanation of energy from these materials" in the 1930s and developed theories about eloptic energy: "Eloptic energy radiates from or is is in some manner given off from, or forms a force field around, everything in our material world under normal conditions at ordinary room temperature and with out any treatment of any kind. The energy radiated from each element differs from every other element in frequency, thus we have a means to determine the contents of a material without disturbing the material or having to excite it in any way...Hieronymus concluded that, Eloptic energy can be used to analyze any material, even from a photograph, and it can be used to alter the material, treat it, disintegrate it. Plants , animals, humans, chemicals, drugs, everything...." "Eloptic" is a contraction of the words "electromagnetic" and "optical". Google around a little and you'll see references to Hieronymus' work and ESP, alternative reality, UFOs and more, plus lots of references to the Hieronymus Machine. Seems like the kinda wacky, weird stuff that might inspire the writers of "Lost."

* Desmond's last name is "Hume." The philosopher David Hume believed "all human knowledge comes to us through our senses." More.

* A painting in Widmore's office shows a polar bear, an upside down Buddha (an image remiscent of Ben hanging upside down in one of Rosseau's traps) and the Buddhist greeting "namaste" (used in the Dharma orientation films) spelled backwards. Namaste means The painting is similar to those seen in the Hatch.



* The digital clock in Desmond's home reads "1:08," reminding of us of the counter inside the Hatch.

* A delivery man in Widmore's office building mentions an "8:15" delivery. The plane that crashed on the island was Oceanic 815.

* The microwave buzzer in Desmond's place sounds like the computer alarm in the Hatch.

* In the pub, the jukebox twice plays "Make Your Own Kind of Music," by Mama Cass, a tune we first hear Desmond spin on the turntable in the Hatch.

* Widmore is a mean bastard.

* Is the lady in the jewelry shop the same as this woman who appears in the teaser for next week's show? I don't think so.



* The red tennis shoes sticking out from a pile of rubble seems like a joking reference to the "Wizard of Oz."

* "Admiral MacCutcheon," founder of Widmore's favorite whisky, is a character in Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."

* The lady in the jewelry shop's last name is "Hawking," perhaps another reference to Stephen Hawking.

* There are ads for Oceanic Air and Apollo candy bars on the soccer field as Desmond watches the game on the pub TV.

New and upcoming action figures Feb. 15, 2007

Complete List of Marvel Legends Action Figures
Complete List of DC Direct Action Figures

Here's a look at action figures available via your local comics shop or via the TIP!-supporting links below:

DC Direct Action Figures

Alex Ross JLA series 5 action figures
--Brainiac
--Lex Luthor
--Green Arrow
--Martian Manhunter
--Red Tornado
--Translucent Martian Manhunter

Batman Through the Ages
--Box Set

Batman/Superman Series 4
--Batzarro
--Bizarro
--Superwoman
--Batwoman
--Batman Beyond
--Kryptonite Batman

DC Direct Reactivated Action Figures
--Batman
--Wonder Woman
--Lobo
--Superman

DC 13-inch Figures
Deluxe Edition 13-inch Green Lantern
Deluxe Edition 13-inch Lex Luthor
Deluxe Edition 13-inch Two-Face
Deluxe Edition 13-inch Superman
Deluxe Edition 13-inch Shazam
Deluxe Edition 13-inch Flash

Elseworlds Action Figures Series 2
--Red Son Batman
--Red Son President Superman
--Kingdom Come Jade
--Kingdom Come Spectre and Norman McKay
--Gotham By Gaslight Batman

Elseworlds Action Figures Series 3
--Supergirl
--Batgirl
--Nightstar
--Kingdom Come Aquaman
--Red Son Green Lantern

First Appearance Series 4
--Blue Beetle translucent
--Blue Beetle
--Brave New World Atom
--Warlord
--Brave New World Martian Manhunter
--Brave New World Aquaman

Infinite Crisis Action Figures Series 1
--Powergirl
--Omac
--Mongul
--Earth Prime Superboy
--Alexander Luthor

JSA Action Figures
--Mr. Terrific
--Hawkgirl
--Dr. Midnite
--Hourman
--Golden Age Atom 2-pack

Hanna Barbera Series 2 Action Figures
--Captain Caveman
--Fred Flintstone and Dino
--Johnny Quest
--Magilla Gorilla
--Penelope Pitstop and Muttley
--Tom and Jerry
--Yogi Bear
--Flintstones at the Drive-In

Hanna Barbera Series 3 Action Figures
--Fred Flintstone Quittin' Time
--Twinkle Toes Fred Flintstone
--Great Grape Ape
--Huckleberry Hound
--The Jetsons
--Secret Squirrel
--Snagglepuss

McFarlane Lost series 2 action figures
--Crash site box set
--Sawyer
--Jin
--Sayid
--Desmond
--Sun
--Mr. Eko

Marvel Figure Factory Sets
--Angel
--Beast
--Black Costume Spider-Man
--Deadpool
--Invisible Woman
--Silver Surfer

Marvel Legends Action Figures

Hasbro Marvel Legends Figures Series 1
--Emma Frost
--Ultimate Iron Man
--Movie Beast
--Planet Hulk
--Banshee
--Hercules

Hasbro Marvel Legends Action Figures Series 2
--Wolverine
--She-Hulk
--Yellow Jacket
--Quick Silver
--Lord Asgard Thor
--Magneto Xorn
--X3 Jean Grey
--First Appearance Storm

Marvel Legends Icons 13-inch Action Figures Series 3 Action Figures
--Spider-Man
--Spider-Man Variant
--Beast
--Beast Variant

Hasbro Marvel Legends Icons 13-inch Series 1 Action Figures
--Wolverine
--Thor

Marvel Legends Masterworks Sets
--Spider-Man Vs. Green Goblin
--Fantastic Four Vs. Mole Man
--Hulk Vs. The Thing
--Galactus Vs. Everybody

Marvel Select Figures

Best of Marvel Select Figures
--Grey Hulk
--Thanos
--Ultimate Spider-Man
--Green Goblin
--Mephisto

NECA 7-inch John Lennon action figures
--Color
--Black and white

NECA Grindhouse action figures--Quentin Tarantino as soldier
--Dakota
--Cherry

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Pop Artifacts! Captain Marvel picture puzzle

Vintage DC Comics house ad

Pop Culture Roundup Feb. 14, 2007

Via World of Kane: A "Man from U.N.C.L.E." image gallery.

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Sharity:


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Lynda Carter of "Wonder Woman" fame will guest-star as Chloe Sullivan's mother in the April 12 episode of "Smallville."

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Speaking of Wonder Woman, will we ever tire of her wonderfully wacky Golden Age adventures?



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Datajunkie shines the spotlight on Jack Kirby's wonderfully bizarre "OMAC" comics series.

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DC Direct has a slide show of upcoming items unveiled during this year's Toy Fair convention. Here's one I might save my pennies for: the 13-inch-tall Batman figure in old-school costume.



Newsarama also has a DC Direct Toy Fair report with pics.

Complete list of DC Direct Action Figures.

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Mike Sterling lists another 100 things he loves about comics.

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A three-DVD box set including the "Doctor Who" adventures "The Keeper of the Traken," "Logopolis" and "Castrovalva" will be released June 5. The "New Beginnings" box marks the transition from fourth Doctor Tom Baker to fifth, Peter Davison.

Best Doctor Who Sites.

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NPR has a feature on cartoonists Robert and Aline Kominsky Crumb.

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ABC is really sweating the drop in ratings for "Lost," aren't they? First there was that "Lost Survivor's Guide" that tried to tell us the show was mainly all about the soap opera revolving around the Jack, Sawyer and Kate love triangle. Now, ABC.com announces that, starting today, will host "video back stories" to help new viewers learn about the aforementioned plus Locke.

I fear that if ABC continues along these lines, we'll see major simplifying of the show's mysterious storylines--the thing that makes the series unique. Remember the post Super Bowl Jennifer Garner-in-lingerie episode that dumbed down, and ruined, "Alias"? It could happen again.

Anyway, here's ABC's spin on this online "back stories":

ABC.com is giving "Lost" fans a Valentine's Day surprise with the first installment of four video back stories (Jack, Kate, Sawyer and Locke). Created to provide new viewers insight into the lives of the series' characters and to give fans an opportunity to see characters' back stories in chronological order, each video combines scenes from previously aired episodes. Every Wednesday four back story segments will debut on ABC.com until the end of the season (60 total).

Go to ABC.com for this season's previously aired episodes on its broadband video player. And as announced last week, ABC.com has also added several new features on its "Lost" site, including a new video podcast with executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, which offers a special sneak peek at extra content from the series' Season Three DVD, to be released later this year. Additionally, visitors to ABC.com will find a new exclusive feature called "Writers' Rotation" that showcases the favorite music and listening selections of members of the "Lost" production team, plus an updated version of "Lost & Found," which highlights not-to-be-missed moments in upcoming episodes, as well as excerpts from the official Lost magazine, updated games, photos and video clips.

Lost preview Feb. 14, 2007

Click to see a slightly spoilerish synopsis of tonight's episode. And come back here tomorrow to read a summary of clues and observations.

Also see the Season 3 "Lost" Episode Guide and The Best "Lost" Sites on the Web.

Comics shipping Feb. 14, 2007

See complete lists:
DC Archives
DC Showcase
DC Trade Paperbacks
Marvel Masterworks
Marvel Essentials
Marvel Trade Paperbacks
Upcoming Trade Paperbacks - Graphic Novels


Comics shipping Feb. 14, 2007

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Pop Artifacts! Captain Marvel "magic eyes" kit

Vintage DC Comics house ad

Pop Culture Roundup Feb. 13, 2007

Today in stunt casting: Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller as grown-up Hardy Boys.

The long-in-development project sees the Hardy Boys grown up but not speaking to each other, having been estranged for many years. They are forced to overcome sibling rivalry when they reunite to solve a mystery.

Shawn Levy is attached to direct the film for 20th Century Fox, which is hoping for a shoot in 2008.


Sounds funny, but will it be? Such high-concept ideas usually tend to be low on laughs.

Best real Hardy Boys Sites.

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Paging Sam Spade: Somebody's heisted the original Maltese Falcon.

John Konstin, the owner of San Francisco's John's Grill on Ellis Street, said someone broke into a locked cabinet on the second floor of his establishment and took a signed reproduction of the Maltese Falcon -- one used for publicity stills for the movie -- along with several vintage and signed books by and about Maltese Falcon author Dashiell Hammett.

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While the Silver Surfer appears in the second Fantastic Four movie, we won't actually see the Surfer's boss Galactus, says Ioan Gruffudd, who plays Reed Richards.

...his presence is felt in the movie. He doesn't physically appear, no.

It's like peanut butter without jelly, Abbott without Costello, Laurel without Hardy if you ask me. No Galactus? What's the point?

Best Fantastic Four Sites.

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Actress Michelle Ryan, a star on the British soap "EastEnders," has been cast in NBC's "Bionic Woman" series pilot. Ryan had previously auditioned to replace Billie Piper as Doctor Who's companion but didn't get the part. She looks like this:



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A backwards message played during the brainwashing scene in last week's episode of "Lost" reportedly says "Only fools are enslaved by time and space."

Best "Lost" Sites.

Lost Feb. 28 episode preview

Scroll over hidden text for mild spoilers.

HURLEY DISCOVERS A WRECKED CAR ON THE ISLAND AND USES IT ON A
MISSION OF HOPE FOR BOTH HIMSELF AND A FELLOW SURVIVOR IN NEED
OF FAITH, AND KATE AND SAWYER REUNITE WITH THEIR FELLOW CASTAWAYS,
ON ABC'S "LOST"

"Tricia Tanaka Is Dead" - Hurley's discovery of an old, wrecked car on the island leads him on a mission of hope not only for himself, but for a fellow survivor in need of some faith. Meanwhile, Kate and Sawyer reunite with their fellow castaways, but Kate is still torn about leaving Jack behind with "The Others," on "Lost," WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

"Lost" stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond, Emilie de Ravin as Claire, Michael Emerson as Ben, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet, Dominic Monaghan as Charlie and Terry O'Quinn as Locke.

Guest starring are Mira Furlan as Danielle Rousseau, Rodrigo Santoro as Paulo, Kiele Sanchez as Nikki, Lillian Hurst as Carmen Reyes, Billy Ray Gallion as Randy, Cheech Marin as David Reyes, Caden Waidyatilleka as young Hurley, Suzanne Krull as Lynn Karnoff and Sung Hi Lee as Tricia Tanaka.

"Tricia Tanaka Is Dead" was written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and directed by Eric Laneuville.

Marvel Comics May 2007 solicitations

See complete Marvel May 2007 solicitations here.

Highlights:


SILVER SURFER OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA with JACK KIRBY
Cover by JOHN BUSCEMA
Variant Painted Cover by ESAD RIBIC

Born by the hand of the world-devourer, Galactus, Norrin Radd sacrificed himself to save his home planet and his true love, Shalla-Bal, but the price of their lives was servitude to the mighty Galactus – as his herald, the Silver Surfer! Now, exiled upon Earth, he struggles to understand the beauty and humanity of mortal men, and nobly seeks to heal the rifts that separate man from his brothers.
Created by the titanic team of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the pages of FANTASTIC FOUR, the Silver Surfer went on to become one of the most-beloved characters in all comicdom. Embodying the mind-blowing concepts of Kirby and Stan’s socially conscious writing craft, the Surfer’s stories expressed their creative vision in staggering and unique tales. Another talent would touch the character, however, granting him a soul-wrenching humanity that helped define him to this very day: the one and only John Buscema! A master of the craft, Buscema’s Silver Surfer is considered by many to be the peak of comic-book art.
Now, the original adventures of the Silver Surfer are presented in one complete volume! Containing every story and letters page, restored and recolored to match the original issues, plus behind-the-scenes bonuses and critical essays, this book is the guaranteed way to get in on the character in the upcoming Fantastic Four film!
Collecting SILVER SURFER #1-18.
576 PGS./All Ages …$74.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2752-6


SPIDER-MAN NEWSPAPER STRIPS VOL. 1 HC
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA SR.
Cover by JOHN ROMITA SR.

What's black and white and red and blue all over? Long thought lost to avid arachnophiles, three years' worth of Spider-Man's newspaper adventures – from January 1977 to January 1980 – are collected in their entirety for the first time across two volumes! Spiderdom's top talents set the web-slinger up with daily doses of enemies old and new, from Kraven the Hunter to the Rattler!
464 PGS./All Ages …$34.99 Pre-order for $23.09 from Amazon.
ISBN: 0-7851-2393-8
Trim size: oversized

FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: WALTER SIMONSON VOL. 1 TPB
Written by WALT SIMONSON
Penciled by RICH BUCKLER, RON LIM & WALT SIMONSON
Cover by WALT SIMONSON

After a string of successes with THOR, X-FACTOR and AVENGERS, it's sensational Simonson storytelling for Marvel's First Family – starting when the FF's Congressional hearing is disrupted by dozens of vengence-seeking villains! After the famous foursome – plus Ms. Marvel – deal with the Capitol chaos, a time anomaly sends them to find the future's fate! But while Kang and Nebula take up their time, will the universe fall to Galactus? Guest-starring Thor, Iron Man and Death's Head! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #334-341.
192 PGS./Rated A …$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2758-5

ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 6 TPB
Written by STAN LEE, ROY THOMAS & GERRY CONWAY
Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA, ROSS ANDRU & JOE SINNOTT
Cover by JOHN BUSCEMA

From the Monster from the Lost Lagoon to the Overmind from beyond the stars, menaces from across time and space converge on Earth's most fabulous foursome! A space angel of death! Future warrior women! The horrors of the 1950s! Plus: Doctor Doom, Diablo and Dragon Man! Guest-starring the Inhumans! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #111-137.
592 PGS./All Ages …$16.99 $11.55 at Amazon.
ISBN: 0-7851-2697-X

CD new releases Feb. 13, 2007

Late Night Tales by Nouvelle Vague

Pirates of Caribbean: Swashbuckling Sea Songs by Various Artists

Christmass (Bonus Dvd) by Frank Black

O'valencia by The Decemberists

Sacred Language of Ascension by Alice Coltrane

Doctor Who - Original Television Soundtrack by Murray Gold and Neil Hannon

West by Lucinda Williams

Van Morrison At The Movies: Soundtrack Hits by Van Morrison

O'valencia by Decemberists

Rhythm & Blues at the Flamingo by Georgie Fame

Fame at Last by Georgie Fame

Window in the Skies by U2

Can Cladders by High Llamas

More upcoming CDs

DVD new releases Feb. 13, 2007

Marie Antoinette

Beauty and the Beast - The Complete First Season

The Golden Girls - The Complete Seventh and Final Season

Emergency - Season Three

All in the Family - The Complete Sixth Season

The U.S. vs. John Lennon

The Departed (Two-Disc Special Edition)

Mr. Moto Collection - Vol. 2 (Mr. Moto's Gamble / Mr. Moto in Danger Island / Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation / Mr. Moto's Last Warning)

The Hills - The Complete First Season

Performance

Zoom: Academy for Superheroes

Bicycle Thieves: Criterion Collection

Green for Danger - Criterion Collection


Hustle - Complete Season Two

Men Behaving Badly - The Complete Series

Paul Robeson: Portraits of the Artist (The Emperor Jones / Body and Soul / Borderline / Sanders of the River / Jericho / The Proud Valley / Native Land / Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist) - Criterion Collection

Hercules and the Captive Women/Giant of Metropolis

Walt Disney's It's a Small World of Fun, Vol. 3

Walt Disney's It's a Small World of Fun, Vol. 4

More upcoming DVDs

Monday, February 12, 2007

DC Direct May 2007 solicitations

See DC Comics solicitations for May 2007.


SUPERMAN vs. DOOMSDAY COLLECTOR SET
This collector's set contains the sold-out classic DC DIRECT 21-point of articulation Superman action figure as well as the sold-out Doomsday figure! Also included are bases for each figure and the 168-page best-selling graphic novel THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN!
Advance-solicited; on sale August 29, 2007 • Action Figure & Book gift set • $29.99 US
--Superman 6.5"
--Doomsday 7"


SUPERMAN vs. DOOMSDAY ACTION FIGURES
These figures are in 4" scale. Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 3, 2007• Action Figures • PI
--Superman 4.5"
--Doomsday5.25"
--Solar Suit Superman 4.5"
--Lex Luthor & Robot 2 pack 4.25" and 4.3"

BATMAN STATUE: DARK CRUSADER
Based on the art of Alex Ross
Sculpted by: Adam Beane
Based on the 2003 DC DIRECT oversized poster art of Alex Ross (later to be used on the back of BATMAN: WAR ON CRIME), Based on the art of Alex Ross, the BATMAN statue is a limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measuring approximately 12" tall x 12" wide x 4.5" deep. Includes a certificate of authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. This limited edition statue is manufactured to order.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 10, 2007 • Statue• $195.00 US


BATMAN: BATMAN & SON
Designed by Andy Kubert
Based on the best-selling BATMAN series storyline: BATMAN & SON, art by Andy Kubert, written by Grant Morrison.
Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 17, 2007 • Action Figures •PI
--Batman 6.75"
--The Joker 6.75"
--Robin & Damian 2 pack 3.75" h & 4.75"
--Ninja Manbat 6.75"

JLA COVER TO COVER STATUE: WONDER WOMAN
Based on the art of Phil Jimenez
Sculpted by Sam Greenwell
Continuing the series of statues bringing the best-loved JLA characters into 3-D. This beautifully sculpted Wonder Woman statue based on the cover of WONDER WOMAN #181 stands approximately 9.5"high x 4.5" W x 2.75" D (including base) and is packaged in a four-color box. Each statue in this series is based on the most iconic covers, sharing a consistent figure scale throughout the series.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 24, 2007 • Statue • $59.99 US


JUSTICE: ACTION FIGURE BOX SET
Features four of the most popular JUSTICE heroes!
Bases included. Includes the 32 page. comic of JUSTICE #1! From the best-selling JUSTICE series with art by Alex Ross! Packaged in a four-color window box.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 31, 2007 • Box Set • PI
--Batman 7.25"
--Superman 7.25"
--Wonder Woman 7"
--Green Lantern 7"


WORLD OF WARCRAFT ACTION FIGURE ASSORTMENT
America's #1 selling PC game since 2004 bursts into action figure form in this incredible debut line from DC Unlimited. WORLD OF WARCRAFT is the massively multiplayer online roleplaying game with over 8 million devoted subscribers, and now its characters have been sculpted as action figures by DC Unlimited!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 24, 2007 • Action Figures • PI
--Orc Shaman: Rehgar Earthfury
--Blood Elf Rogue: Valeera Sanguinar
--Dwarf Warrior: Thargas Anvilmar
--UNDEAD WARLOCK: Meryl Felstorm



AFRO SAMURAI ACTION FIGURES
Afro Samurai (played by Academy Award nominated Samuel L. Jackson) is an epic tale of a black samurai’s hunt for Justice (Ron Pearlman: Hellboy, Alien 3) who murdered his father. Composed by famed artist RZA (Kill Bill, Wu Tang Clan) Afro Samurai blends traditional Japanese culture, funky technology and hip-hop to create a brutally fresh entertainment experience.

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 10, 2007 • Action Figures • PI
--AFRO SAMURAI 7.25"
--JUSTICE 8.25"
--KUMA 7.25"
--NINJA NINJA 7"

Pop Artifact! Captain Marvel paper flying toy



Vintage DC Comics house ad

Pop Culture Roundup Feb. 12, 2007

Superhero Times has lots of pics of upcoming DC Direct figures, including a nifty lineup of Captain Marvel characters, incuding Cap, Mary, Jr., Sivana, Hoppy and more. Dang. More money I need to save...

Complete list of DC Direct action figures.

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Booksteve pays tribute to the great comics artist Bob Oksner. I probably first encountered Oksner's work on DC's Shazam title of the 1970s, where he drew a fab Mary Marvel.

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Bubblegumfink fibbed about his blogging "retirement" again. I'd be annoyed if I wasn't so happy he's back. But, that's it: I'm not reporting on such "I'm quitting" announcements again, by anyone. Even if BoingBoing goes belly up, you won't read about it here. People change their minds too much.

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Beatles downloads are on the way soon, Apple Corps head Neil Aspinall says, but it may be a while before we see a remastered "Let it Be" film.

“All 13 core albums, the ones originally released on CD in 1987, have been remastered," Aspinall says. "At some point they will all be released, probably at the same time.”

But the film “Let It Be” remains in DVD purgatory, Aspinall says. The reason? “The film was so controversial when it first came out. When we got halfway through restoring it, we looked at the outtakes and realized: This stuff is still controversial. It raised a lot of old issues.”


Let's hope the remasters will include both stereo and mono mixes on CD. The mono versions of Sgt. Pepper and "The White Album," especially, sound much different than their stereo counterparts and are well worth hearing if you never have. And, since the Beatles paid more attention to mono that stereo all those years ago, those are the mixes they most intended us all to hear.

Best Beatles Sites.

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Here's a great new site dedicated to all things pertaining to Sheena of the Jungle.

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Have some rare works by comics artist Jack Kirby? Writer/comics historian Mark Evanier would like to hear from you so he can consider including it in the upcoming Kirby book he's working on.

DC Comics May Solicitations

Complete May 2007 solicitations here.

Highlights:


BATMAN: EGO AND OTHER TAILS HC
Written by Darwyn Cooke and others
Art by Cooke and others
Cover by Cooke
DC proudly presents Darwyn Cooke’s tales of the Dark Knight in one graphic novel, including the acclaimed BATMAN: EGO and the original graphic novel CATWOMAN: SELINA’S BIG SCORE! Also included are stories from BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #23 & 33
and SOLO #1 & 5.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 20 • 200 pg, FC, $24.99 US Pre-order for $10.19 from Amazon.


SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC
Written by Joe Samachson
Cover by Mort Meskin
Art by Ed Dobrotka, Maurice Del Bourgo, Joe Kubert and others
Another fantastic volume collecting the adventures of the Seven Soldiers, the inspiration for Grant Morrison’s hit maxiseries! Featuring Green Arrow, Speedy, the modern Western hero The Vigilante, The Crimson Avenger, The Shining Knight and more, The Seven Soldiers battled injustice and villainy at the height of World War II in these colorful, fast-paced tales from LEADING COMICS #5-8!
Advance-solicited; on sale July 25 • 228 pg, FC, $49.99 US


SHOWCASE PRESENTS: BATMAN VOL. 2 TP
Written by Gardner Fox, Bob Kanigher and John Broome
Art by Sheldon Moldoff, Carmine Infantino and Chic Stone
Cover by Carmine Infantino & Joe Giella
The 1960s Batman and Robin adventures continue in this second volume reprinting, in black and white, the original stories created for Batman #175-188 and Detective ComicS #343-358. Witness the first appearances of the behemoth Blockbuster, the pernicious Poison Ivy, the obscure Outsider, and more!
Advance-solicited; on sale June 27 • 512 pg, B&W, $16.99 US Pre-order for $11.55 from Amazon.


SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE ATOM VOL. 1 TP
Written by Gardner Fox
Art by Gil Kane, Murphy Anderson and Sid Greene
Cover by Kane & Anderson
From the Silver Age of Comics comes this collection of science-fiction tales starring Ray Palmer, The Atom! Included here are some of the Atom’s greatest adventures, from SHOWCASE #34-36 and THE ATOM #1-17!
Advance-solicited; on sale June 13 • 528 pg, B&W, $16.99 US Pre-order for $11.55 from Amazon.

Lost Sun action figure unveiled

We featured Sawyer last week, now it's Sun's turn. This second batch of "Lost" action figures by McFarlane Toys will be out in July and also features Mr. Eko and Jin.



Order "Lost" action figures:
--Jack
--Charlie
--Hurley
--Kate
--Locke
--Shannon
--Hatch box set
--Sawyer
--Jin
--Sayid
--Desmond
--Sun

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Marvel Comics May 2007 solicitations

Previous Marvel Comics Solicitations:
February 2007
March 2007
April 2007


CIVIL WAR: FALLEN SON – CAPTAIN AMERICA
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils and Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Alternate Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
How has the fall-out of Civil War affected Captain America? One side won and the other side lost – but the aftermath may have hit some heroes harder than others. Now it’s time to navigate this turbulent new landscape with the shield-slinging Super Soldier – and your guides are none other than Jeph Loeb and John Romita Jr. (ETERNALS)!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
NOTE: Not actual title

CIVIL WAR: FALLEN SON – SPIDER-MAN
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils and Cover by DAVID FINCH
Alternate Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
He’s confronted the deaths of family and friends – but how will the passing of a fellow hero rock the Wall-Crawler? We know we’re being secretive about these FALLEN SON issue descriptions, but it’s Jeph Loeb, David Finch (NEW AVENGERS) and Spider-Man all dealing with life’s greatest foe – so you know it’s going to rock!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
NOTE: Not actual title

CIVIL WAR: FALLEN SON – IRON MAN
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils and Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Alternate Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
Can the Marvel Universe accept the death of a true hero? In the wake of a tragedy, we’ve visited the top heroes of the Marvel Universe, and now it all comes down this. The rockstar team of Jeph Loeb and John Cassaday (ASTONISHING X-MEN) bring it all home in the story that will have True Believers debating – and maybe even shedding a tear.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
NOTE: Not actual title

STEPHEN KING'S DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN #4 (of 7
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Creative and Executive Director STEPHEN KING
Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH
Art and Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Sketch Variant Cover by JAE LEE
Variant Cover by TBD
Young Roland Deschain seems willing to put his friends in deadly danger by staying in Hambry when his relationship with the beautiful Susan Delgado deepens. Meanwhile, the evil Marten Broadcloak’s agents—a.k.a. the Big Coffin Hunters—are zeroing in for the kill on Roland and his ka-tet. Another glimpse into the early years of the world of Stephen King’s masterpiece, The Dark Tower. Plus, as an added bonus, more special extras than you can sling a gun at!
48 PGS./Cardstock Cocer/Parental Advisory …$3.99
©2007 Stephen King. All rights reserved.
Visit www.marvel.com/darktower for more info and art!

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: LAST OF THE MOHICANS #1 (of 6)

Based on the Novel by JAMES FENIMORE COOPER
Adapted by ROY THOMAS
Pencils by STEVEN KURTH & DENIS MEDRI
Cover by JO CHEN
Don’t miss the debut of MARVEL ILLUSTRATED, The House of Ideas’ new foray into classic literature, featuring an adaptation of James Fennimore Cooper’s renowned novel! Adapted by writer Roy Thomas, who’s a Marvel classic himself (AVENGERS, X-MEN, CONAN) with stunning art by Marvel newcomer Steve Kurth. Last of the Mohicans tells the seminal story of a race on the brink of disappearance due to the inexorable push of civilization into the wilderness of the New World. It’s a tale that will touch readers of every age with both its timeless realization of an important historical period—and with its powerful action and adventure! This isn’t your father’s classic comics! Plus—delve into the history of the man known as Hawkeye in a special bonus story!
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY …$2.99

ULTIMATE MAREVL

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #42

Written by MIKE CAREY
Pencils and Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
“SILVER SURFER” PART 1 (OF 5)
Reed Richards’ attempts to create a Cosmic Cube have caused him to pierce the barriers of a hundred universes. And falling through the opening into our unsuspecting reality is the keeper of the Power Cosmic—Ultimate Silver Surfer! ’Nuff said!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATE POWER #6 (of 9)
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils and Cover by GREG LAND
The awesome heroes of two universes continue their epic clash over the results of young Reed Richards’s meddling. When the smoke clears, will either Earth survive? It’s the Squadron Supreme versus the best of the Ultimate Universe. It doesn’t get much better!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #109
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by MARK BAGLEY
“ULTIMATE KNIGHTS”
With Daredevil’s super-squad assembled to take down the Kingpin, and Spider-Man in the clutches of the Kingpin himself, Daredevil breaks into Fisk Towers for an eleventh-hour rescue! But things go from bad to worse—when Spidey discovers a traitor in the midst of DD’s team! Don’t miss it! Part 4 (of 5)
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATE X-MEN #82
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Pencils by TBD
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
“THE UNDERNEATH” PART 1 (OF 2)
After rejecting and shunning the X-Men, Nightcrawler is out on his own. Feared and hated for his appearance--he seeks refuge in the sewers, a subterranean safe-haven for mutants known as The Underneath, and the home of THE MORLOCKS.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #20

Written by PETER DAVID
Pencils and Cover by TODD NAUCK
Peter begins to follow the threads that could lead to his greatest nemesis. But that pales next to the shocking development of Flash Thompson, the fastest jock alive, going on a date with the mysterious and menacing Miss Arrow. A date that will lead to them all to the most shocking destination of all: A local bowling alley!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1
Written by PETER DAVID
Pencils by RONAN CLIQUET & COLLEEN DORAN
Cover by BARRY KITSON
With the thrill of the summer's biggest blockbuster still fresh in your young minds, Marvel brings you the story of how it all started for one of Spider-Man's greatest villains in SANDMAN: YEAR ONE. Plus a very special back-up story by Colleen Doran.
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils and Covery by SALVADOR LARROCA
‘Till Death Do Us Part
A long-lost suitor from Mary Jane’s past presents her with a shocking offer: she can walk away from the torment and tragedy of life on the run…and all she has to do is turn in Spider-Man. Given the choice between a fugitive’s life and the fame and fortune she left behind to marry Peter Parker, will she take the deal? Meanwhile, across town, Peter Parker brokers the safety of his wife and Aunt May…even at the cost of his freedom. How much madness and loss can one marriage take? Join us in this retrospective of one of the most enduring love stories in comics. Written by Matt Fraction (IMMORTAL IRON FIST, PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL) with jaw-dropping art – including beautiful Romita-esque flashback sequences – by superstar Salvador Larroca (UNCANNY X-MEN, NEW UNIVERSAL).
48 pgs/Rated A …3.99

SPIDER-MAN/FANTASTIC FOUR #2 (of 4)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Pencils and Cover by MIKE WIERINGO
The invasion of Earth proceeds smoothly as no heroes can stop the process that will bring about the Silver Age of humanity! To find the key to stopping the aliens, Reed Richards leaves his planet and his team. Now with Spider-Man joining, the world still has a Fantastic Four ...but will it be enough to save the Earth?
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN FAIRY TALES #1
Written by C.B. Cebulski & David Sexton
Art and cover by Ricardo Tercio
In the tradition of X-Men Fairy Tales, Marvel makes its move on melding more modern myths, starting with Spider-Man! Our friendly neighborhood becomes a quaint village and Mary Jane fills the shoes of another famous red-head in this premiere issue as the tale of Little Red Riding Hood is retold with superhero sensibilities! Will Spider-Man be able to save her on her way to Aunt May's house? And just who is our Big Bad Wolf? Find out just how fun fairy tales can be... Marvel style!
32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #18
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Penciled by DAVID HAHN
Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
When Harry's family troubles become too much to bear, he turns to the one person he can count on: Mary Jane. But MJ doesn't want things to get too serious between them. How can she help Harry without getting too close? Also: Firestar has a surprise for Spidey!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #8
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Pencils and Cover by RON FRENZ
Anti-mutant sentiments flare in Midtown High and Mary Jane Parker takes center stage when one of Spider-Girl’s classmates begins exhibiting dangerous new powers.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MARVEL HEROES

ANNIHILATION SAGA

Written by MICHAEL HOSKIN
Cover by ANDREA DI VITO
Journey in the wake of the Annihilation Wave as the history of the entire Annihilation event is recounted! From the arrival of Annihilus' forces, to the fall of Galactus, to the war's fallout, see how the story unfolded and where the universe rests by the finish! Featuring an all-new cover by Andrea DiVito!
32 PGS./Rated A …$1.99

BLADE #9
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Blade came to England for answers regarding his mysterious past, but all he's gotten is trouble, so now somebody's gonna pay! Guest staring Union Jack. See why the Internet is raving about this sleeper hit. Hint: It's because of Marc (Wolverine, Flash) Guggenheim and Howard (New Avengers, The Shadow) Chaykin!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #2 (of 6)
Written by DAN SLOTT
Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Join War Machine and the Gauntlet as they lead the Initiative's fresh faced recruits and a division of Marvel's finest fliers against the forces of Hydra. All this and a pivotal moment in the life of Yellowjacket.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

BLACK PANTHER #28
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
"Part 1 of 4"
It’s slobberin’ time! The New Fantastic Four just made a wrong turn on the inter-dimensional super highway -- and they’ve landed in the middle of Zombie-verse! That’s right, True Believer, if the Black Panther, Storm, the Human Torch and the Thing can’t come up with the perfect escape plan, they’re going to be the next hors d'ouvres for Zombie Galacti intent on eating the entire universe! Spinning from the pages of the mega-hit MARVEL ZOMBIES!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99BLACK PANTHER #28
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
"Part 1 of 4"
It’s slobberin’ time! The New Fantastic Four just made a wrong turn on the inter-dimensional super highway -- and they’ve landed in the middle of Zombie-verse! That’s right, True Believer, if the Black Panther, Storm, the Human Torch and the Thing can’t come up with the perfect escape plan, they’re going to be the next hors d'ouvres for Zombie Galacti intent on eating the entire universe! Spinning from the pages of the mega-hit MARVEL ZOMBIES!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #26
Written by Ed Brubaker
Pencils and Cover by Steve Epting
While the Marvel Universe reels from the bizarre and shocking incidents of last issue, and repercussions ripple outward, the Winter Soldier finally chooses a side, after the Civil War has ended -- his own. But what are the Red Skull and his minions up to behind the scenes, These questions and more will be answered as the most shocking Cap story so far races right through the aftermath of the Civil War!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC – 5/3, On-Sale – 5/23/2007
Order Using This Code: JAN072366

DAREDEVIL #97
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MICHAEL LARK
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
As Matt Murdock strives to bring order to the chaos of Hell's Kitchen, things take another turn for the worse. Gladiator is on the loose, running for his life, and Daredevil is the only one who can stop him from hurting anyone and everyone who gets in his way. Part three of "To the Devil, His Due" by the award-winning team of Brubaker and Lark!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #546
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER
Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
The Fantastic Four is helpless against the cosmic power of Epoch. The Black Panther goes one-on-one vs. The Silver Surfer. And oh, yeah, there's a new Protector of the Universe and he's got a bone to pick with Galactus.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

GHOST RIDER #11
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by JAVIER SALTARES & MARK TEXEIRA
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, IL CONCLUSION
It’s pumpkin smashing time, and the Ghost Rider’s ready to get his boots dirty. But with a zombie army in tow and an arsenal of concealed weapons, the possessed Jack O’Lantern appears to be holding all the cards in his deadly game with the Ghost Rider. To prevent the destruction of Sleepy Hollow, the Spirit of Vengeance will need a little help from an unlikely ally who may be able to turn the tables on Jack’s fun. This is the rip-roaring conclusion, True Believer, with enough pyrotechnics to blow you off your bike seat.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

GHOST RIDER: TRAIL OF TEARS #4 (of 6)
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Pencils and Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Reagan and his gang are spooked, and they don’t spook easy! They’ve got good reason: A fiery wraith of vengeance has made the dusty plains into its own personal killing ground, and it’s hot on their trail. What it did to Banjo -- that was just a message. The real pain hasn’t even begun.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: CIVIL WAR REMEMBERED
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
Full of powerful, exhilarating and breathtaking moments, CIVIL WAR was an event that from its very start had everyone in and out of comics talking – but the climax is certain to be the most breathtaking moment of all! In the stunning aftermath of the great comic event of our time, we find a landscape of heroes forever reshaped – and a fallen hero who paid the ultimate price. MARVEL SPOTLIGHT marks this solemn occasion with a special tribute to the life and legacy of a Marvel Comics legend.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Note: Not final title

HEROES FOR HIRE #10
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by CLAY MANN
Cover by MICHAEL GOLDEN
The Heroes for Hire are separated in the Savage Land and fighting for their lives! Will Humbug survive the attentions of the Land's prehistoric insects? Will Shang-Chi and Tarantula's relationship blossom? Will Paladin and Black Cat kill each other? And most importantly, will Colleen and Misty retrieve Moonboy so everyone can get PAID? All this and big daddy Devil Dinosaur!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

HULK AND POWER PACK #3 (of 4)
Written by MARC SUMERAK and CHRIS GIARRUSSO
Art by ANDY KUHN and CHRIS GIARRUSSO
Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS
When a big, green monster tears up the streets of New York City, it looks like the Hulk has gone on another rampage...or has he? It's up to Power Pack to get to the bottom of the situation before their new pal gets blamed for all the destruction. But if the Hulk isn't the culprit, who is? And how can the kids possibly stand up to another Hulk-sized threat? Also featuring Mini Marvels!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #106
Written by GREG PAK
Pencils and Cover by GARY FRANK
WARBOUND, Part I
When the Hulk returns to Earth for the senses-shattering events of "World War Hulk," we can all guess which puny humans will fight against him. But which of Earth's heroes will fight for the Hulk? Don't miss the shocking revelations as Amadeus Cho, the boy genius who took on Reed Richards on behalf of the Hulk in Incredible Hulk #100, confronts She-Hulk and Doc Samson -- and precipitates a gamma-powered smash-fest in the wilds of Jersey! Featuring the return of Hulk artist extraordinaire Gary Frank!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

WORLD WAR HULK PROLOGUE: WORLD BREAKER
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by VARIOUS
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR
Hulk is coming and no power on Earth can stop him from getting revenge on the Illuminati! What events have led up to the super-human battle-to-end-all-battles? As Hulk’s great stone ship approaches the planet, he prepares for the war on the horizon by reliving past conflicts with Iron Man, The Fantastic Four, Doctor Strange and the Inhumans. This is the perfect jumping-on point for this summer’s super hero-smashing, city-leveling, bone-crushing, Marvel history-making event!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

IMMORTAL IRON FIST #6
Written by ED BRUBAKER AND MATT FRACTION
Penciled by DAVID AJA and TRAVEL FOREMAN
Cover by DAVID AJA
Orson Randall, the only man who holds all the answers to Danny Rand's questions about the legacy of the Iron Fist, is being hunted by the reincarnated reinvigorated, and always wicked Steel Serpent. Hydra, manipulated by an ancient evil they're only beginning to understand, is in the process of dismantling the Rand corporate empire. Both events have been facilitated by a betrayal from within, and both events might spell the end of the mystical city of K'un L'un once and for all.
This is the final chapter of "The Last Iron Fist Story." Surely nothing terrible or tragic will happen, right?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

IRON MAN #18
Written by DANIEL KNAUF AND CHARLES KNAUF
Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by GERALD PAREL
Tony Stark and Maya Hansen are friends and colleagues. But tensions develop – professional and otherwise – when their views on Maya’s research begin to clash. While Maya weighs a tempting offer from a suspicious source, Tony must wrestle with his conscience as a global threat develops. Here's a hint: Ten Rings of Power:
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99IRON MAN #18
Written by DANIEL KNAUF AND CHARLES KNAUF
Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by GERALD PAREL
Tony Stark and Maya Hansen are friends and colleagues. But tensions develop – professional and otherwise –
when their views on Maya’s research begin to clash. While Maya weighs a tempting offer from a suspicious source, Tony must wrestle with his conscience as a global threat develops. Here's a hint: Ten Rings of Power:
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

IRON MAN: HYPERVELOCITY #5 (of 6)
Written by ADAM WARREN
Pencils and Cover by BRIAN DENHAM
Events spiral disastrously out of control as a besieged Iron Man flies directly into a S.H.I.E.L.D. assault carrier’s lethal, point-blank barrage of ultra-tech, “cape-killing” hardware. Worse yet, the viral enemy infecting the suit’s processors has seized full control of the armor, and now she’s murderously rampaging through Tony Stark’s very consciousness, eradicating him one memory at a time...
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN #8
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Pencils and Cover by PHIL HESTER
Eric O'Grady has found himself in need of a little employment. It costs money to be on the run from the law. Luckily DAMAGE CONTROL is on the lookout for someone who can safely sift through rubble for survivors. Don't worry, though--he'll still have plenty of time to spy on the ladies like the despicable human-being that he is.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

LEGION OF MONSTERS: MORBIUS
Written by C.B. CEBULSKI & BRENDAN CAHILL
Penciled by DAVID FINCH & MICHAEL GAYDOS
Cover by GREG LAND
Brendan Cahill and Michael Gaydos (ALIAS) take Morbius the Living Vampire through the deepest depths of terrifying addictions in a devastating fully painted horror tale…and C.B. Cebulski is joined by superstar David Finch (NEW AVENGERS, MOON KNIGHT) to present an untold tale of the king of vampires—Dracula—and his beautiful daughter, Lilith! Terror has never looked as good as these frightening fables!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

MARVEL MAGIC HANDBOOK
Written by DAVID SEXTON, MADISON CARTER, MICHAEL HOSKIN, JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, ERIC J. MOREELS, RONALD BYRD, CHAD ANDERSON & STUART VANDAL
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Gaze into a crystal ball…consult the stars…or obsess over leftover tea leaves. All signs point to the imminent arrival of the latest and most mesmerizing addition to the OFFICIAL HANDBOOK series! This volume includes in-depth bios on the miraculous mixture of mighty mystics (Zhered Na, the Shadow Queen) and mysterious misfits (Papa Shorty and Pro-Rata!) that make up the magnificent menagerie of marvel magic!
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99MARVEL MAGIC HANDBOOK
Written by DAVID SEXTON, MADISON CARTER, MICHAEL HOSKIN,
JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, ERIC J. MOREELS, RONALD BYRD,
CHAD ANDERSON & STUART VANDAL
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Gaze into a crystal ball…consult the stars…or obsess over leftover tea leaves. All signs point to the imminent arrival of the latest and most mesmerizing addition to the OFFICIAL HANDBOOK series! This volume includes in-depth bios on the miraculous mixture of mighty mystics (Zhered Na, the Shadow Queen) and mysterious misfits (Papa Shorty and Pro-Rata!) that make up the magnificent menagerie of marvel magic!
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MARVEL ZOMBIES: DEAD DAYS
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Penciled by SEAN PHILLIPS
Gatefold cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
At last—witness the birth of the Marvel Zombies as told by the creative team of the best-selling limited series! Kirkman and Phillips pull out all the stops as they reveal the secret story of the day the Marvel Heroes became brain-eating monsters! Want to see the Avengers eat Jarvis? You won’t get that in this month’s New Avengers, effendi! And we dare you to pry your eyes away from Arthur Suydam’s top-secret double-gatefold zombified homage to a classic 1990's cover you don't want to miss.
48 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

MARVEL ZOMBIES/ARMY OF DARKNESS #3 (of 5)
Written by JOHN LAYMAN
Penciled by FABIANO SILVA NEVES
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
The crossover event of the year continues! Dimension-hopping hero Ashley Williams offers the last hope to the few non-infected humans left in New York. But that hope is contingent upon him retrieving the mystic tome known as The Necronomicon. And right now, ol’ Ash isn’t in any condition to retrieve it-considering he was jumped by a zombiefied alien and now lies stone dead. How bad can it get?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99
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MIGHTY AVENGERS #3
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by FRANK CHO
Mighty Avengers versus the next gen Ultron! Ultron has taken over everything by taking over Iron Man! And now she has to face the Sentry unleashed! A battle of the titans Avengers style! Plus, Tigra guest stars. Yes, Tigra. Frank Cho drawing Tigra!! Did you hear us? FRANK CHO DRAWING TIGRA!! Which Avenger is Tigra dating? Prrrrr!!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MOON KNIGHT #11
Written by CHARLIE HUSTON
Penciled by MICO SUAYAN
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
“MIDNIGHT SUN: PART 5”
THE SECOND ARC OF THIS RED-HOT SERIES
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery… That is, unless your admirer wants to tear off your arm and use it as a baseball bat to cave in your skull. Which is exactly what an old acquaintance of Marc Spector intends to do. To survive, the man known as Moon Knight might have to look for help in unexpected places. Someone who can give him the psychological edge. Enter: The Profile.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

MS. MARVEL #15
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by AARON LOPRESTI
Cover by GREG HORN
“Ready, A.I.M., Fire!” part 1 (of 3)! Operation: Lightning Storm goes into full effect as Ms. Marvel targets the terrorist organization that has been a thorn in her side for years! That’s right, the leader of the Mighty Avengers has declared a one-woman war against A.I.M. and its fearful leader M.O.D.O.K.! Be there as Ms. Marvel continues her battle to become “the best of the best,” courtesy of writer Brian Reed (NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI) and penciler Aaron Lopresti (INCREDIBLE HULK)!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

NEW AVENGERS #30
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by LEINIL YU
The New Avengers versus the Hand!! AND the New Avengers versus the Mighty Avengers!! AND the identity of the new Ronin revealed!! Who is the new mystery player in the New Avengers? Find out here!!
Guest-starring the Mighty Avengers and... wait for it... BROTHER VOODOO!!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI #3 (of 5)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS AND BRIAN REED
Pencils and Cover by JIM CHEUNG
THE MEGA SMASH MINI SERIES IS BACK!! Years ago a mysterious creature called the Beyonder gathered the heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe for an epic called SECRET WARS. Now, finally, after decades of mystery, the TRUE origin of this powerful creature is revealed when the Illuminati try to stop the Beyonder from interfering with the Earth once more.
What powerful connection does the Beyonder's true origin have to one of the power players of the Illuminati? Another stunner from Bendis (NEW AVENGERS, MIGHTY AVENGERS) Reed (MS. MARVEL) and Jim Cheung (YOUNG AVENGERS)
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NEWUNIVERSAL #6
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils and Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
A Starbrand. A Nightmask. A Justice. A Cipher. They are manifestations of god-like power on Earth, chosen by the Universe. In the conclusion to the first arc of this RED-HOT new series, four newly-ascended super humans must accept their new existences…and survive those who would exterminate them.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NOVA #2
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by SEAN CHEN
Cover by ADI GRANOV
Helmet-to-helmet with Iron Man! After facing the horrors of the Annihilation War, can Richard Rider fit in back on Earth? Everyone used to treat him like a joke, but now that he’s one of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel Universe, does Nova have to take it anymore? One thing is certain, when S.H.I.E.L.D. moves in to investigate his sudden re-appearance, the Human Rocket will be aimed directly at Iron Man!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

OMEGA FLIGHT #2 (of 5)
Written by MICHAEL OEMING
Pencils and Cover by SCOTT KOLINS
As super-villains flood the Canadian border, Omega Flight begins to cement its team of heroes. A new character is added to the ranks as U.S. Agent saves Toronto from the powerful and beautiful (well, powerful anyway…) Daisy!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #7
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils and 50/50 Covers by ARIEL OLIVETTI
BLOOD AND SAND, PART 2
“I want Frank Castle -- the scourge of the underworld -- to die in the Sonoma desert playing dress-up.” With that line, the all-new Hate Monger begins the execution ceremony of the Punisher -- and nothing will ever be the same. Massacre after brutal massacre along the border brought Frank to the desert, but what horrible things does he find hiding behind the killings? What atrocities could possibly drive Frank to don a new costume? And how could it all go so terribly wrong? The American dream continues to become an unholy nightmare for Frank and everybody else in his orbit.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

RUNAWAYS #26
Written by JOSS WHEDON
Penciled by MICHAEL RYAN
Cover by JO CHEN
“DEAD END KIDS”
The kids continue their New York adventure and encounter someone dangerous that they’ve never met before. Hint—LOOK BEHIND MOLLY ON THE COVER. Will he punish the Runaways? Superstar Joss Whedon (Buffy, ASTONISHING X-MEN) and rising star Michael Ryan (NEW X-MEN, NEW EXCALIBUR) continue a tale that will take the Runaways somewhere they’ve never been before! PART 2 (of 6)!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SILVER SURFER: REQUIEM #1 (of 4)
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Paints and Cover by ESAD RIBIC
The latest offering from the Marvel Knights line. Guest-starring the Fantastic Four!
For untold years Norrin Radd has surfed the galaxy, exploring the darkness between stars, witnessing the rise and fall of vast civilizations. Now his ride is about to come to an end. It starts with a small spot -- a blemish that will spread until he is no more. Until then, the Silver Surfer would undertake his final voyage -- to the one destination that has always eluded him. His journey starts where it began.
32 PGS./CARDSTOCK COVER/Rated T+ …$3.99

SHE-HULK #19
Written by DAN SLOTT
Penciled by RICK BURCHETT
Cover by GREG HORN
"The Gamma Defense"
She-Hulk's law firm has defended super-villains before, but never one of "the big ones." Has Mallory Book finally gone too far? Can she honestly expect She-Hulk to help her represent her cousin's greatest foe--the twisted, mass-murdering genius men call THE LEADER?!!
Plus: If you thought a certain someone was dead and buried...you'd be wrong. And you'll NEVER guess where they are now!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SILENT WAR #5 (of 6)
Written by DAVID HINE
Penciled by FRAZER IRVING
Cover by JOHN WATSON
In the days of the Cold War, the nuclear powers put forward the theory that if two superpowers each possessed the firepower to obliterate the other, they would never go to war. This was known as Mutual Assured Destruction. MAD. Now, once again two great superpowers face one another. On one side, the Sentry. On the other, Black Bolt. Totally MAD.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

LONERS #2 (of 6)
Written by C.B. CEBULSKI
Penciled by KARL MOLINE
Cover by JASON PEARSON
It’s Ricochet’s day off! But can the former Slinger – used to costumed days of girls and thrills – adjust to life as just another wannabe in L.A.? And when he’s pushed by the guilt of his past, will he spiral back into the tights? What do you think? So who’s waiting to slice his jacket to shreds – and what former Generation X member makes a shocking return on the very last page?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THUNDERBOLTS PRESENTS: ZEMO - BORN BETTER #4 (of 4)
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Pencils and Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
Will Helmut Zemo survive his time-jump to 1920's Germany -- and a crushing confrontation with his Grandfather and father? And if he does -- how will he ever return to the present when he has been using the blood of the Zemo lineage as his "temporal anchor?" There is no Zemo blood in our present day besides Helmut... is there...?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THUNDERBOLTS #114
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Penciled by MIKE DEODATO
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
A mission to capture the Steel Spider goes awry when two other rogue heroes accidentally cross the Thunderbolts’ path. Do the likes of Sepulchre and American Eagle even stand a chance?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN

ASTONISHING X-MEN #21

Written by JOSS WHEDON
Pencils and 50/50 Covers by JOHN CASSADAY
“UNSTOPPABLE” PART 3 (OF 6)!
Ord and his people of Breakworld lead the charge to take down the X-Men and S.W.O.R.D. And when this fight’s over… Not everyone is coming back!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
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CABLE & DEADPOOL #40
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Penciled by REILLY BROWN
Cover by SKOTT YOUNG
“Fractured” Part 1 (of 3)
Picking up from the furious action in X-Men, an alien soul vampire called the Hecatomb is rampaging across Cable's South Pacific haven of Providence. The only way to stop this creature is for Cable to restore his telepathy and telekinesis -- but the only way to do that might be to make a deal with the Devil itself -- an alien parasite called the Mummadrai. To save his dream, will Cable sacrifice his soul?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

EXILES #94
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils and Cover by PAUL PELLETIER
ENEMY OF THE STARS Part 5 (of 5)
The universe-shattering conclusion of Chris Claremont’s first arc on EXILES! This Earth’s Madame Hydra has brought the planet to its knees. Now she’s ready to deliver a final, fatal blow to her former husband, Reed Richards. Can this last hero standing stop his world from dying with the help of Psylocke and Sabretooth? Or will this be the first world the Exiles fail to save?
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

NEW EXCALIBUR #20
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils and Cover by SCOT EATON
“BATTLE FOR ETERNITY”
The battle lines have been drawn! Captain Britain’s most powerful enemy has declared war and is building an army. An army that now consists of New Excalibur’s first foes, the Dark X-Men! Part 3 (of 7)!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-23: TARGET X #6 (of 6)
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
Pencils and Cover by MICHAEL CHOI
The Facility has taken everything from X-23… her mother, her new family, every chance for a normal life… but now, X-23 is going to make it all stop. She’s going back to the beginning, to the man whose DNA led her down this path, the man she blames for it all… Wolverine.
48 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

NEW X-MEN #38
Story by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils and Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
“QUEST FOR MAGIK" Part 1 (of 4)!
The demon lord Belasco has pulled the Xavier Institute into Limbo, but he's not after the X-Men... he's come for the New X-Men. With their leaders cut off, most of the team captured, and a group of students thrown into the demon infested wastelands, all hope seems lost. But the kids aren't alone in Limbo... and things are about to get much, much worse.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #486
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by BILLY TAN
Cover by JOHN WATSON
“THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SHI’AR EMPIRE”
This is it! The final chapter to Ed Brubaker’s Uncanny X-Men epic! Who lives? Who dies? And who gets left in outer space?! It’s the action packed finale that sets the X-Men and the Shi’Ar Empire into whole new directions! Part 12 (of 12)!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WOLVERINE #54
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils and Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
It’s time for round five! Superstar Jeph Loeb (Batman: Hush) is joined by Young Guns Reloaded artist Simone Bianchi for the biggest, best and last battle between Wolverine and Sabretooth! Ever wonder why these two just can’t get along? The reason cuts deeper than you think, True Believer. Much deeper. And this time, one of them isn’t walking away.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE #54 (BLACK AND WHITE VARIANT)
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils and Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
24 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #14
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by STEVE DILLON
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
“Swift and Terrible,” Part 4 (of 5)
The origin of Cyber revealed! Struggling to maintain consciousness after his first blood-soaked confrontation with his vicious offspring Daken, Wolverine is forced to turn to the one man whom he can never trust for help: Cyber! How does the man once known as Silas Burr factor into Wolverine’s past…and his future?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-FACTOR #19
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by KHOI PHAM
Cover by ANDREA DI VITO
X-Factor is trapped in the middle: On the one side, the population of Ex-Mutant Town is in danger of boiling over as the X-Cell, apparently re-empowered by Pietro, endeavor to rally the rank and file against X-Factor. On the other side, the government, ready to move in with everything from armies to Sentinels. Will Madrox decide to tell the truth behind M-Day...and will anyone believe him?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN #199
Written by MIKE CAREY
Pencils and Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
“CONDITION CRITICAL”
The X-Men are one issue away from 200…and let’s hope Cable and Rogue can make it! Facing a nearly indestructible enemy, both Cable and Rogue will need to make choices that will alter their lives forever.
Part 3 (of 3)!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS SPECIAL
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by KEVIN NOWLAN, PAUL SMITH, MIKE ALLRED & NICK DRAGOTTA
Cover by KEVIN NOWLAN
From investigating haunted museums to dealing with lovesick dragon men, no mission is off limits for the original mutant heroes. See some of comics' top cartoonists take on Xavier's five!
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES

MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #1

Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by JAMES CORDEIRO
Cover by MICHAEL GOLDEN
The Armored Avenger blasts into the newest title in the critically-acclaimed, best-selling Marvel Adventures line! Who is IRON MAN, the world-renowned symbol of mega-conglomerate Stark International? And what terrible secret from his past forces billionaire inventor TONY STARK to become the Golden Guardian?
Find out here!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99
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MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #24
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by CLAY MANN
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
A trio of priceless tridents has been stolen from Atlantis, and the prime suspect is ... the Invisible Woman! Can Mr. Fantastic trade his scientist's hat for a detective's and uncover the real culprits before the SUB-MARINER declares war on the surface world?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #27
Written by CHRIS KIPINIAK
Pencils and Cover by PATRICK SCHERBERGER
When the JESTER takes New York's museums hostage, SPIDER-MAN thinks it's time for his patented blend of webs, wise-cracks and punching. Grim-and-gritty-guest-star NIGHT THRASHER does things differently. Can the two heroes stop fighting each other long enough to fight the villain? At least a little?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #13
Written by JEFF PARKER
Pencils and Cover by LEONARD KIRK
How can The Avengers stop an insectoid invasion when their biggest member keeps stomping her teammates? At last--the story you keep requesting: The origin of Giant-Girl Janet Van Dyne!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MAX COMICS

PUNISHER #47

Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by LAN MEDINA
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
WIDOWMAKER, PART 5
Five witches stripped her soul bare and left her dead in a ditch, her name never to be uttered again. But she’s not dead, and she hasn’t forgotten. She’s going to take them apart piece by piece, and she’s got the perfect partner to do it. A man who knows a little thing or two about vengeance.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$2.99
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PUNISHER PRESENTS: BARRACUDA MAX #4 (of 5)
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Pencils and Cover by GORAN PARLOV
“A WARM PLACE TO $%^&"
The Punisher’s wildest foe is back -- give or take a few boy parts- embarking on a solo mission that has him playing bodyguard to the son of a dangerous mob boss. Only one problem: Junior’s a hemophiliac -- just one little scratch, and he’s a goner. If Barracuda wants to collect his paycheck (not to mention keep his dome attached to his shoulders), he’s gonna have to dig deep into his bag of dirty tricks. And when it’s empty, find a bigger bag.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99
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ICON COMICS

POWERS VOL. 11: SECRET IDENTITY TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MIKE AVON OEMING
Cover by MIKE AVON OEMING
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! Collecting POWERS (Vol. 2) #19-24.
200 PGS./Explicit Content …$19.95
ISBN: 0-7851-2261-3

CRIMINAL VOLUME 1: COWARD
Acclaimed as one of the best new series of 2006, the first edition of Harvey Award Winning Best Writer Ed Brubaker and Scream Award Winning Best Artist Sean Phillips ground-breaking new series is finally here! Collecting the sold-out and hard-to-find first arc “Coward” promises to be one of the trade highlights of the year, and readers of these white-hot creators other projects, such as Daredevil, Captain America, and Marvel Zombies will not want to miss it!
Coward is the story of Leo, a man who can plan and execute almost any heist, but only if he can convinced the plan is safe enough. But sometimes the reward is worth the risk, and when a woman from Leo’s past comes to him with a sure-fire score to nab a few million worth of diamonds from Police Evidence, all his rules and cautions go right out the window. But in the world Leo lives in, as he may soon learn, those rules may be the only thing keeping him alive.
128 PGS/Mature Content … $14.99 $11.19 at Amazon.

CRIMINAL #6
A New Storyline! A New Anti-Hero! And a Perfect Place for New Readers to Jump On!
That’s right, if you’ve been missing out on Criminal up until now, this is your chance to see why the critics have hailed it as Brubaker and Phillips best work! Pick up the first trade collection, for the story of Leo, and then join us in issue #6 for a new beginning as we meet Tracy Lawless, the last surviving son of a once-famous family of crooks (who have been lurking in the background of Criminal since the first issue).
Twenty years ago, Tracy Lawless traded the crime-ridden streets of the city for a life in the military, and it’s a decision he’s rarely regretted. But now he’s walking out of the deserts of Afghanistan and Iraq and back into the world he grew up in, to find out who killed his brother Rick, and why. But truth is one of the few things uglier than family history, and the only thing Tracy has in his favor as he unravels the twisted strands of the criminal life his brother led, is that no one knows who the hell he is. And what they don’t know, just might kill them. Don’t miss the hard-hitting debut of the next Criminal lead character, in “Lawless” Part 1! And remember, every issue of Criminal is crammed cover to cover with content, including text pieces, back-up stories and noir articles by Brubaker and many other crime writers!
32 PGS/Mature Content/No Ads … $2.99

MARVEL/DABEL BROTHERS

MAGICIAN APPRENTICE VOL. 1 HC DIRECT MARKET EXCLUSIVE
Written by RAYMOND E. FEIST with Special Introduction by the Author
Adapted by MICHAEL AVON OEMING and BRYAN J.L. GLASS
Penciled by BRETT BOOTH & RYAN STEGMAN
Direct Market Exclusive Cover by BRETT BOOTH
Cover by DON MAITZ
Pug and Tomas are two kitchen boys living in the medieval fantasy world of Midkemia who dream of one day becoming heroes. But as the boys start on the path to manhood and begin their apprenticeships to their respective masters, they stumble upon a shipwreck and learn that invaders from a strange and distant world have found a way to Midkemia through portals known as "rifts" and are preparing for a full scale assault. As Tomas learns to be a soldier and Pug studies the path of a magician, both boys find themselves growing into the heroes they had hoped to become - but growing apart as the effects of the Riftwar change both of their lives forever. All this and a cover gallery, sketches, and letters from author Raymond E. Feist and Michael Avon Oeming.
164 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
FOC - 3/29, On-Sale - 5/2/2007
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MAGICIAN APPRENTICE VOL. 1 HC
164 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
Order Using This Code: FEB072180
*Both versions are available to the Direct Market.

RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER VOL. 1 HC DIRECT MARKET EXCLUSIVE
Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD with Special Introduction by the Author
Adapted by ROLAND BERNARD BROWN
Penciled by RENATO ARLEM & MIGUEL MONTENEGRO
Direct Market Exclusive Cover by RENATO ARLEM
Cover by JOHN BUXTON
In an alternate history of the American frontier, Andrew Jackson is a lawyer from Tennessee, William Henry Harrison has set himself up as governor of Carthage City, and Napoleon is leading an army just south of Detroit. But this is a world where folk magic is real – and where a young boy who is the seventh son of a seventh son has the power to shape the world around him at will. This is the tale of Alvin Maker, an extraordinary man who is destined to change the world and build a magnificent Crystal City. But the Unmaker stands in his way, determined to stop Alvin from fulfilling his destiny. With a violent war brewing between the settlers and the local tribes along the Mizzipy River, Alvin will find himself in more danger than he ever could have imagined. Adapted from the novel by New York Times Best-Selling Author Orson Scott Card (ENDER’S GAME), RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER is an incredible adventure through history and speculation, fusing high fantasy with the spirit of the American Frontier.
Plus, an all-new story written by Orson Scott Card featuring his most popular character - Ender Wiggins, from the Best-Selling and Award-Winning Ender's Game series of novels. And if that wasn't enough, a cover gallery and letter from Card himself.
164 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
FOC - 4/12, On-Sale - 5/16/2007
Order Using This Code: FEB072175
Trim Size: Standard

RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER VOL. 1 HC
164 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
Order Using This Code: FEB072176
*Both versions are available to the Direct Market.

ANITA BLAKE VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES HANDBOOK
Taken from the notes of LAURELL K. HAMILTON
Written by STUART VANDAL, RONALD BYRD, MICHAEL HOSKIN, CHRIS BIGGS, & AVE COLLEN
Art and Cover by BRETT BOOTH
Everything you ever wanted to know about ANITA BLAKE! This is your chance to learn all about LAURELL K. HAMILTON's famous vampire hunter. Meet all the creatures and characters who appear in GUILTY PLEASURES and learn about their powers, origins and place in the Anita Universe. This very first guide book into the world of ANITA BLAKE is written in the tradition of the Marvel handbook and features the wonderful art of fan favorite Brett Booth. A must-have for any ANITA fan!
48 PGS./CARDSTOCK COVER/Rated T+…$3.99
FOC - 5/10, On-Sale - 5/30/2007
Order Using This Code: FEB072174

MAGICIAN APPRENTICE #7 (of 12)
Written by RAYMOND E. FEIST
Adapted by BRYAN J.L. GLASS
Pencils and Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
The journey from Crydee to Krondor is wrought with peril, and an ambush by the dark elves known as the Moredhel has decimated Duke Borric's company of men. With the help of the Dwarven Chief, Dolgan, what remains of the party must travel through the mines of Mac Mordian Cadal to find a new path to their destination. But the mines are anything but safe, and Tomas will discover something in them that will change his own path forever... Adapted from the novel by New York Times Best-Selling author Raymond E. Feist, MAGICIAN: APPRENTICE is an exhilarating ride through a rich fantasy world that is hailed by fans and critics alike as "second only to the 'Lord of the Rings."
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC - 5/10, On-Sale - 5/30/2007
Order Using This Code: JAN072418

WYRMS #4 (of 6)
Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD
Adapted by JAKE BLACK
Pencils and Cover by VITOR ISHIMURA
Patience has traveled far in her journey to foil the plans of Unwyrm, but she has one problem: she doesn't know why he's calling her to Cranning. Fortunately, she has a special mindstone that contains the memories of all of the human and gebling rulers of the world throughout history, but using the mindstone could drive her mad. Can Patience unravel the mystery of Unwyrm's origins before sheloses her mind?
Fusing high science fiction with the classical mythological archetype of the quest, New York Times Best-Selling author Orson Scott Card’s WYRMS is a must-read for any fan of science fiction and fantasy. Featuring a world settled by humans from a crashed starship who have built their own unique society, WYRMS is a story full of many themes and ideas, crafted by the writer responsible for such masterpieces as ENDER’S GAME and SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD. WYRMS is a can't miss event!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER #7 (of 12)
Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD
Adapted by ROLAND BERNARD BROWN
Pencils and Cover by MIGUEL MONTENEGRO
In an alternate history of the American frontier where folk magic actually works, young Alvin Smith and his older brother Measure have been rescued from a violent tribe by Ta-Kumsaw, the leader of the Shaw-nee. And now Ta-Kumsaw and the man known as the "Red Prophet" have presented Measure with a difficult prophecy: he must leave his brother with the Shaw-Nee and return to their family alone or Alvin will die in three days. But the white men of Vigor Church aren't going to be happy when they hear that one of their own is in the charge of a man who may one day lead the war against them... Adapted from the novel by New York Times Best-Selling author Orson Scott Card, this issue of RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER continues Card's epic story of American fantasy, weaving magic, history, and unparalleled storytelling together into an
amazing and unique adventure!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC – 5/3, On-Sale – 5/23/2007
Order Using This Code: JAN072421

MARVEL MASTERWORKS

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 4

Written by GARY FRIEDRICH, STAN LEE, ROY THOMAS, BILL EVERETT & ARCHIE GOODWIN
Penciled by MARIE SEVERIN & HERB TRIMPE
Cover by JIM STERANKO
It’s time for more Masterworks mayhem from the house-shakin’ Hulk!
Now headlining his very own title again for the first time in six years, the Green Goliath has twice the space to shake the Earth with his mighty rage, and you can bet Mighty Marvel is going to take advantage of every square inch of that space!See the beginnings of the Hulk’s first outer-space adventure versus the Space Parasite! Place your bets for the strongest man-monster in the Marvel U.—ol’ Greenskin or the Rhino!
Then it’s road-trip time! The mighty Hulk travels continents far and wide, and believe it or not, he doesn’t make too many friends along the way! It’s a travelogue of destruction that’s going to leave the Mandarin, the Inhumans, and the entire Savage Land rubbing a sore jaw in the wake of a freight train named “Banner.”
Guest-starring Nick Fury and Ka-Zar, this baby’s guaranteed to give your greenback’s worth!
Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK (Vol. 2) #103-110 and ANNUAL #1.
240 PGS./All Ages …$54.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2682-1

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 4 – VARIANT EDITION VOL. 78
240 PGS./All Ages …$54.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2683-X

MARVEL HARDCOVERS

SILVER SURFER OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA with JACK KIRBY
Cover by JOHN BUSCEMA
Variant Painted Cover by ESAD RIBIC
Born by the hand of the world-devourer, Galactus, Norrin Radd sacrificed himself to save his home planet and his true love, Shalla-Bal, but the price of their lives was servitude to the mighty Galactus – as his herald, the Silver Surfer! Now, exiled upon Earth, he struggles to understand the beauty and humanity of mortal men, and nobly seeks to heal the rifts that separate man from his brothers.
Created by the titanic team of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the pages of FANTASTIC FOUR, the Silver Surfer went on to become one of the most-beloved characters in all comicdom. Embodying the mind-blowing concepts of Kirby and Stan’s socially conscious writing craft, the Surfer’s stories expressed their creative vision in staggering and unique tales. Another talent would touch the character, however, granting him a soul-wrenching humanity that helped define him to this very day: the one and only John Buscema! A master of the craft, Buscema’s Silver Surfer is considered by many to be the peak of comic-book art.
Now, the original adventures of the Silver Surfer are presented in one complete volume! Containing every story and letters page, restored and recolored to match the original issues, plus behind-the-scenes bonuses and critical essays, this book is the guaranteed way to get in on the character in the upcoming Fantastic Four film!
Collecting SILVER SURFER #1-18.
576 PGS./All Ages …$74.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2752-6

SILVER SURFER OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC – VARIANT EDITION
576 PGS./All Ages …$74.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2753-4

FANTASTIC FOUR: THE END PREMIERE HC
Written by ALAN DAVIS
Penciled by ALAN DAVIS
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
Alan Davis writes and pencils the final story of Marvel’s first family! Even the strongest family can be torn apart by tragedy – and in the futuristic world of tomorrow, the members of the once-Fantastic Four are divided and vulnerable to opponents from their past. What events could have caused the FF to go their separate ways, and how does their disbanding set the stage for a conflict that will send shockwaves across the galaxy and beyond? Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR: THE END #1-6
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2774-7
Trim size: standard

X-FACTOR: MANY LIVES OF MADROX PREMIERE HC
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by PABLO RAIMONDI
Cover by PABLO RAIMONDI
Five words to strike fear into the hearts of spies and evildoers everywhere: Jamie Madrox, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Except that when Madrox decides it’s time to start gathering in the stray dupes that are still wandering around, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent doesn’t especially want to go...and S.H.I.E.L.D. isn’t especially inclined to let him go. Plus: Remember X-Factor #87? “X-Aminations,” the analysis issue? Sure you do. Everybody does. Well, Peter David and new regular artist Pablo Raimondi evoke memories of that classic tale with “Re-X-Aminations” as the new team unloads their hopes, fears and darkest secrets to an attentive Doc Samson. Collecting X-FACTOR #13-17.
120 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2805-0

ULTIMATE GALACTUS TRILOGY HC
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Penciled by TREVOR HAIRSINE, STEVE EPTING, STEVE MCNIVEN, TOM RANEY & BRANDON PETERSON
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Super-scribe Warren Ellis chronicles the coming of Gah Lak Tus! This deluxe hardcover collects the entire Ultimate Galactus trilogy – ULTIMATE NIGHTMARE, ULTIMATE SECRET and ULTIMATE EXTINCTION – plus extras. In Ultimate Nightmare, world communications systems break down, and the source of the anomaly is revealed as Tanguska, Russia. Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. leads a force comprised of Captain America, Black Widow and Sam Wilson to investigate; simultaneously, Charles Xavier of the X-Men dispatches his own team consisting of Jean Grey, Wolverine and Colossus. What they discover there – and what happens next – defies belief! In Ultimate Secret, a hidden alien race is trying desperately to keep man from reaching the stars. Cape Canaveral scientist Phillip Lawson, secretly a Kree soldier assigned to a mission on our planet, knows of the hideous plan and will use all his considerable power to stop it...the power of Captain Mahr Vehl! But his sudden betrayal may mean a swift doom for the Earth. Starring the Ultimates and the Ultimate Fantastic Four! And finally, in Ultimate Extinction, it’s time for the coming of Gah Lak Tus! And his arrival could mean the end of all life on this planet! Not even the power of S.H.I.E.L.D. or the brilliance of Fantastic Four leader Reed Richards seems able to stop its inexorable march to Earth. What role do the Ultimate X-Men have in this drama? And who on Earth is Misty Knight and how does she know the fate of our world may rest with – Ultimate Silver Surfer? Collecting ULTIMATE NIGHTMARE #1-5, ULTIMATE SECRET #1-4 AND ULTIMATE EXTINCTION #1-5.
344 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99 $23.09 at Amazon.
ISBN: 0-7851-2139-0
Trim size: oversized

PUNISHER MAX VOL. 3 HC
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ & GORAN PARLOV
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
This deluxe hardcover collects Punisher MAX Vol. 5: The Slavers and Punisher MAX Vol. 6: Barracuda, plus extras. In The Slavers, Frank Castle brutally dispatches a crew of Albanian thugs menacing a young woman on a pitch-black Brooklyn night, in a dead-end alley. Her name is Viorica, she’s from Moldavia, and when she tells Frank her story, that’s when the real killing starts! And in Barracuda, the Punisher meets his match! Jigsaw, Ma Gnucci, the Russian – Frank has faced some fearsome foes in his day, but none as stone-cold rotten to the bone as the Barracuda. He’s big, he’s mean, and the last thing on earth you want is to see him smile. Collecting PUNISHER #25-36.
296 PGS./Explicit Content …$29.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1981-7
Trim size: oversized

SPIDER-MAN NEWSPAPER STRIPS VOL. 1 HC
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA SR.
Cover by JOHN ROMITA SR.
What's black and white and red and blue all over? Long thought lost to avid arachnophiles, three years' worth of Spider-Man's newspaper adventures – from January 1977 to January 1980 – are collected in their entirety for the first time across two volumes! Spiderdom's top talents set the web-slinger up with daily doses of enemies old and new, from Kraven the Hunter to the Rattler!
464 PGS./All Ages …$34.99 $23.09 at Amazon.
ISBN: 0-7851-2393-8
Trim size: oversized

MARVEL DIGESTS

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE VOL. 3: MY SECRET LIFE DIGEST
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Penciled by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
The series SpiderFan.org’s Patrick Gadrow calls “a breath of fresh air” continues! You’ve watched Mary Jane’s life progress through her eyes, now take a look at her through the eyes of her supporting cast. What do they think of her, especially now that she’s...changed? And what does this change mean for her relationship with Peter Parker? Plus: Gwen Stacy has a problem with Peter, and MJ has a secret. Collecting SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #11-15.
120 PGS./All Ages …$7.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2266-4

SPIDER-MAN AND POWER PACK: BIG-CITY SUPER HEROES DIGEST

Written by MARC SUMERAK
Penciled by GURIHIRU
Cover by GURIHIRU
Zero-G! Lightspeed! Mass Master! Energizer! Together, they are Marvel’s youngest super heroes: Power Pack! When the Power family returns to New York for another exciting adventure, it isn’t long before our super siblings find themselves fighting side-by-side with everyone’s favorite wall-crawler, the Amazing Spider-Man! Featuring the villainy of Venom, the Sandman, the Vulture and more! Collecting SPIDER-MAN AND POWER PACK #1-4.
96 PGS./All Ages …$6.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2357-1

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 6: THE BLACK COSTUME DIGEST
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by MICHAEL O’HARE & CORY HAMSCHER
Cover by PATRICK SCHERBERGER
All-new, all-ages, all-action fun featuring the Tinkerer, Green Goblin, the Hobgoblin, the Sandman and Venom! Plus: Don’t miss the senses-shattering debut of Spidey’s new “smart stealth” black costume! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #21-24.
96 PGS./All Ages …$6.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2310-5

MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVELS

CIVIL WAR COMPANION TPB
Written by PETER DAVID, J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI, CHRIS BAIOCCHI, JUSTIN GRAY, MARK GUGGENHEIM, DAVID HINE, JEROME MAIDA, JIM MCLAUCHLIN, CLIFFORD LAWRENCE METH, TERRY MORROW, BRIAN REED, MIKE SANGIACOMO, DAN SLOTT, ZEB WELLS, ANTHONY FLAMINI, STUART VANDAL, RONALD BYRD, MADISON CARTER, MICHAEL HOSKIN, CHRIS BIGGS, MARK O'ENGLISH, MIKE FICHERA & JOHN RHETT THOMAS
Penciled by SCOTT KOLINS & MIKE MAYHEW
Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
The legislation has been passed. The battle lines have been drawn. The opening shots have been fired. Now, as the controversial Super Human Registration Act continues to divide America’s super human community, go behind the lines of the Marvel Comics event starring Spider-Man, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the entirety of the Marvel pantheon! Featuring in-depth S.H.I.E.L.D. dossiers on the nation’s most prominent super humans; behind-the-scenes coverage with CIVIL WAR planners Mark Millar and Steve McNiven; news, gossip, and opinions from the Daily Bugle, the very newspaper the citizens of the Marvel Universe read to keep informed; and more! Plus: a final analysis of CIVIL WAR, in addition to a complete checklist of all the upcoming CW collections! Collecting CIVIL WAR FILES, CIVIL WAR: BATTLE DAMAGE REPORT, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: MARK MILLAR/STEVE MCNIVEN, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: CIVIL WAR AFTERMATH and DAILY BUGLE: CIVIL WAR SPECIAL EDITION.
236 PGS./Rated T+ …$13.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2576-0

CIVIL WAR: WAR CRIMES TPB
Written by FRANK TIERI
Penciled by STAZ JOHNSON
Cover by SEAN SCOFFIELD
Wilson Fisk, the incarcerated ex-Kingpin of Crime, has a deal to propose to Iron Man: He’ll use his underworld connections to help track down Captain America and his anti-Registration underground in exchange for consideration on his sentence. But can the Kingpin be trusted, or is he playing a deeper game? And how are the criminals of the Marvel Universe being forced to change the way they do business as a result of CIVIL WAR? Plus: Delve deeper in the Marvel Universe underworld in writer Frank Tieri's gritty prequel to CIVIL WAR: WAR CRIMES! 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. Collecting CVIL WAR: WAR CRIMES and UNDERWORLD #1-5.
160 PGS./Rated T+ …$17.99 $12.23 at Amazon.
ISBN: 0-7851-2652-X

CIVIL WAR: WOLVERINE TPB
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Penciled by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Marc Guggenheim – a veteran writer for TV’s The Practice, Law & Order and CSI – is joined by fan-favorite artist Humberto Ramos (SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN) for this CIVIL WAR tie-in. In the aftermath of the Stamford tragedy, Logan makes it his personal mission to take down the man responsible. No sooner does he begin his hunt, however, than he discovers someone else is stalking the same prey: a mysterious trio whose identity, and disturbing mission, will come as a shock to many! If Logan’s unsettled by who these guys are, then just wait until he discovers who they answer to! Collecting WOLVERINE #42-48.
168 PGS./Parental Advisory …$17.99 $12.23 at Amazon.
ISBN: 0-7851-1980-9

CIVIL WAR: X-MEN UNIVERSE TPB
Written by PETER DAVID & FABIAN NICIEZA
Penciled by DENNIS CALERO & STAZ JOHNSON
Cover by RYAN SOOK
Hot on the heals of both smash hits HOUSE OF M and SON OF M, Quicksilver returns! But is he friend or foe!? Complicating matters even more, the divisiveness of CIVIL WAR has spread to X-FACTOR: Half of them want to cooperate with the government; the other half wants to take a stand against it. It’s Jamie’s choice that may well decide whether X-Factor stays together or cracks apart. Plus: In another corner of the X-Men universe, the CIVIL WAR really hits home! What happens when Cable and Deadpool find themselves on opposite sides of the fence, and both refuse to budge? What else: They fight! But it’s not just your usual fun super-hero teeth-chipping spittle-snarling battle. It will change the lives of these two characters forever! Collecting X-FACTOR #8-9 and CABLE & DEADPOOL #30-32.
120 PGS./Rated T+ …$13.99 $11.29 at Amazon.
ISBN: 0-7851-2243-5


Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by SCOT EATON, MANUEL GARCIA & KOI TURNBULL
Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
The Royal Couple, King T’Challa and Queen Ororo, embark on a diplomatic tour that will have them spanning the globe – and beyond! Stops include Latveria (Dr. Doom), the Moon (Black Bolt and the Inhumans), Atlantis (Namor the Sub-Mariner) and the CIVIL WAR-ravaged United States, for a meeting with none other than the point man for the U.S. government’s implementation of the Super Human Registration Act: Tony Stark, T’Challa's former Avengers teammate. Will the Black Panther and Storm decide to get off the sidelines of the CIVIL WAR and get involved? Collecting BLACK PANTHER #19-25.
168 PGS./Rated T+ …$17.99 $12.23 at Amazon.
ISBN: 0-7851-2235-4

AVENGERS NEXT: REBIRTH TPB
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Penciled by RON LIM
Cover by MIKE WIERINGO
The time has come for the next generation of Avengers to choose a new lineup, but first they must battle zombie versions of themselves! Then, as Katie Power (from Power Pack) joins the team, American Dream and her friends mount a search for the missing Thunderstrike. The man called Nova guest stars when strange visitors from outer space land on Earth. And more! Collecting AVENGERS NEXT #1-5.
120 PGS./Rated A …$13.99 $11.29 at Amazon.
ISBN: 0-7851-2518-3

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL VOL. 1: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE DAUGHTER OF SPIDER-MAN TPB
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Penciled by RON FRENZ
Cover by RON FRENZ
Ever wonder why Spider-Girl fans are the most vocal, most active comic fans of all? Here’s your chance to finally find out! Join us for the start of our second 100 issues as May “Mayday” Parker learns that she can’t escape her great responsibilities! Featuring the original Hobgoblin, the Black Tarantula and more! Plus: the saga of Spider-Girl! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #0-6.
176 PGS./Rated A …$14.99 $11.19 at Amazon.
ISBN: 0-7851-2341-5

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 16: CABLE TPB
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN & SEAN MCKEEVER
Penciled by BEN OLIVER
Cover by BEN OLIVER
If one man is capable of disrupting the carefully controlled world of Charles Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters, it’s this one: Ultimate Cable! He comes from a tragic future to wreak havoc on mutantkind today, and his sinister secrets will shock the X-Men to their very core. It’s a huge event in Ultimate X-Men history. Get in on the ground floor. You’ve been warned. Plus: Delve into the secret life of the X-Men’s rivals, Emma Frost's Academy of Tomorrow, in a special bonus story! Collecting ULTIMATE X-MEN #75-80.
160 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99 $10.19 at Amazon.
ISBN: 0-7851-2548-5

DOCTOR STRANGE: THE OATH TPB
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Penciled by MARCOS MARTIN
Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
Doctor Stephen Strange embarks on the most important paranormal investigation of his career, as he sets out to solve an attempted murder – his own! And with his most trusted friend also at death’s door, Strange turns to an unexpected corner of the Marvel Universe to recruit a new ally. Eisner Award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan (RUNAWAYS, Y: The Last Man) and red-hot artist Marcos Martin (CAPTAIN AMERICA, Batgirl: Year One) join forces for an adventure that will take the Sorcerer Supreme from the underworld of New York City to the deadliest dimensions on the outskirts of reality – while firmly establishing him in the current Marvel Universe and setting him up to join a surprising new team! Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE: THE OATH #1-5.
120 PGS./Rated T+ …$13.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2211-7

HELLSTORM: SON OF SATAN - EQUINOX TPB
Written by ALEXANDER IRVINE
Penciled by RUSSELL BRAUN
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
When the Son of Satan is your best option, God help you. New Orleans. The Big Easy. The membrane between our world and the underworld has always been a little thinner here. Now, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the outpouring of human misery has drawn demons like sharks to a bloodbath. What better time for Daimon Hellstrom – a.k.a. the Son of Satan – to pay a visit? It starts with the doctor who delivers a baby that vanishes into the night. A doctor who is devoured by demons wearing New Orleans P.D. badges. Demons who work for someone – or something - -that’s descended on the Big Easy and doesn’t give a damn who Hellstorm or his father is. Something that’s harvesting body parts in a furious race toward unspeakable purposes. This is the Son of Satan as you’ve never seen him before, brought to you by acclaimed novelist Alexander Irvine (The Narrows), with searing art by Russell Braun (Animal Man) and Klaus Janson.
Collecting HELLSTORM: SON OF SATAN #1-5.
120 PGS./Explicit Content …$17.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2387-3

BLADE: UNDEAD AGAIN TPB
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Join Howard Chaykin (AVENGERS, American Flagg) and Marc Guggenheim (WOLVERINE, CSI: Miami) for a new series starring the popular character who's launched three movies and a TV series. Featuring Spider-Man, Dracula, Dr. Doom, Wolverine...and Santa Claus!? Plus: a look into Blade’s mysterious past!
Collecting BLADE #1-6.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2364-4

MARVEL 1602: FANTASTICK FOUR TPB
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by PASCAL ALIXE
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Doom returns! The Four from the Fantastik’s greatest enemy has an insidious plan that takes them to the ends of the Earth! Peter David (FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN, X-FACTOR) takes the reins with superstar artist-to-be Pascal Alixe (Superman, The Legion) for the eagerly awaited spin-off from Neil Gaiman’s 1602. What does Doom want? Why doesn’t Invisible Woman want to fight him? And what does Shakespeare have to do with it? Collecting MARVEL 1602: FANTASTICK FOUR #1-5.
120 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99 $10.19 at Amazon.
ISBN: 0-7851-2293-1

NEW X-MEN: CHILDHOOD'S END VOL. 4 TPB
Written by CRAIG KYLE &CHRISTOPHER YOST
Penciled by PACO MEDINA
Cover by PACO MEDINA
X-23’s past returns to haunt the New X-Men. Sure, the team needs a break after the horror and insanity of the last year, but too bad! When Wolverine brought X-23 back into the Institute, only Emma Frost tried to stop it. Here and now, you’ll find out why she was right! The fallout from X-23: Target X begins here! Collecting NEW X-MEN #33-36.
96 PGS./Rated T+ …$10.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2238-9

FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: WALTER SIMONSON VOL. 1 TPB
Written by WALT SIMONSON
Penciled by RICH BUCKLER, RON LIM & WALT SIMONSON
Cover by WALT SIMONSON
After a string of successes with THOR, X-FACTOR and AVENGERS, it's sensational Simonson storytelling for Marvel's First Family – starting when the FF's Congressional hearing is disrupted by dozens of vengence-seeking villains! After the famous foursome – plus Ms. Marvel – deal with the Capitol chaos, a time anomaly sends them to find the future's fate! But while Kang and Nebula take up their time, will the universe fall to Galactus? Guest-starring Thor, Iron Man and Death's Head! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #334-341.
192 PGS./Rated A …$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2758-5

ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 6 TPB
Written by STAN LEE, ROY THOMAS & GERRY CONWAY
Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA, ROSS ANDRU & JOE SINNOTT
Cover by JOHN BUSCEMA
From the Monster from the Lost Lagoon to the Overmind from beyond the stars, menaces from across time and space converge on Earth's most fabulous foursome! A space angel of death! Future warrior women! The horrors of the 1950s! Plus: Doctor Doom, Diablo and Dragon Man! Guest-starring the Inhumans! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #111-137.
592 PGS./All Ages …$16.99 $11.55 at Amazon.
ISBN: 0-7851-2697-X

MARVEL POSTERS

SUB-MARINER POSTER - Art by MICHAEL TURNER

24X36 Color Poster...$6.99
Final Order Cut-off 4/12/07 (On-Sale 5/2/07 )

AVENGERS YU POSTER - Art by LEINIL YU
24X36 Color Poster...$6.99
Final Order Cut-off 4/26/07 (On-Sale 5/16/07)

MARVEL FLIP MAGAZINES!

MARVEL ADVENTURES FLIP MAGAZINE #25

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #25
MARVEL ADVENTURES
FANTASTIC FOUR #25
64 PGS./All Ages …$4.99

MARVEL HEROES FLIP MAGAZINE #25
NEW AVENGERS #25
NEW X-MEN #25
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

MARVEL SELECT FLIP MAGAZINE #25
CIVIL WAR #1
CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE #1
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

MARVEL TALES FLIP MAGAZINE #24
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #53
RUNAWAYS #18
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

ULTIMATE MARVEL FLIP MAGAZINE #25
ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #25
ULTIMATE X- MEN #25
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

ULTIMATE TALES FLIP MAGAZINE #25
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #48-49
64 PGS./Rated A …$4.99