Friday, January 25, 2008

Beatles commentary songs

WFMU has posted MP3s of several Beatles-related novelities, including "John, You've Gone Too Far this Time," Rainbo's (otherwise known as future actress Sissy Spacek) 1969 response to the infamous Two Virgins LP cover and Bonnie Jo Mason's (later known as Cher) "Ringo, I Love You."

Beatles U.S. picture sleeves

Here's an assortment of Capitol and Vee-Jay picture sleeves for Beatles 45 rpm singles from the 60s. Some great pics and designs here.





















Stay tuned for more in coming weeks.

French get Spider-Man "Clone Saga" omnibus

The French are a great market for odd American exports. Consider Jerry Lewis, for example. They think he's a genius!

And, although the French have produced some great comics of their own, they apparently have a taste for sketchy U.S. superhero sagas, too. Witness the publication of the much-reviled Spider-Man clone saga in a big honkin', 912-page hardcover over there. And this is just volume 1!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

ABC to air "enhanced" version of Lost season 3 ender

ABC is re-airing the two-hour season 3 finale of "Lost" on Jan. 31 with added info to help viewers get up to speed for the next night's season 4 opener.

According to the network:

The enhanced version of "Lost" will include text on the lower third of the screen and will "let viewers in" on clues in the show, as well as give back story to catch new viewers up for Season Four.

With only 48 original episodes left until the final episode airs in 2010, this season truly is the beginning of the end, with the promise of rescue at hand. Jack has radioed a freighter stationed somewhere off the island. But when it's disclosed that Charlie's dying warning was that these people may not be who they say they are, the castaways are divided as to what to do. Jack is convinced that the freighter people are there to rescue them, while Locke is not. A split occurs among the survivors. Who is on the freighter? What was the significance of the flash-forward showing Jack and Kate off the island at some point in the future? What will the consequences be when the characters once again encounter Michael, who seemingly escaped the island after murdering two of the survivors? These are some of the questions "Lost" will explore during the action-packed fourth season.

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Comics scribe Steve Gerber, creator of Howard the Duck and more, is ailing, we're sorry to report. He's keeping folks posted on his own blog here.

Sending good thoughts your way Steve...

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Sean Kleefield calls B.S. on all those "nothing will ever be the same" "event" comics the Big Two comics publishers are going nuts with these days.

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Gwen Stacy wants a tumble. And I don't think she means the Green Goblin tossing her off a bridge...

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Britain's "The Adventures of Robin Hood" TV series is set for DVD release, TV Shows on DVD reports.

The program, which launched in 1955, ran on CBS in the U.S. Starring Richard Greene in the title role, it also featured Donald Pleasance as the villainous Prince John. Second "Doctor Who" Patrick Troughton also played a recurring role.

Fans of Beatles trivia also may be interested to know that Leo McKern, later featured in "Help!" made a guest appearance and the show's theme was performed by Beatles publisher Dick James.

Star Trek movie teaser posters

Here are a couple of fresh images teasing the upcoming "Star Trek" film:





Lost clues revealed in Marvel Comics

ABC is promoting the return of "Lost" Jan. 31 in Marvel Comics titles on sale this and next week.

Here's the skinny from ABC:

Now fans can discover elements from the hit series "Lost" in Marvel Comics. ABC marketing has strategically placed images and references from the show in various comic books, including Uncanny X-Men, Incredible Hercules, Thunderbolts and Wolverine Origins on sale now. Examples of "Lost" references include a "Lost" poster, the number 6, and the slogan "Find Yourself" in the latest editions of numerous Marvel comics throughout the month. Expect more "Lost" placements to pop up in comic books on stands January 23 and January 30.

Dennis Wilson solo album set for reissue

Pacific Ocean Blue, a 1977 Dennis Wilson solo album long beloved of Beach Boys fans will be out in remastered, expanded form May 13, Billboard reports.

"Pacific Ocean Blue" will be available in a two-CD edition as well as a vinyl version via Sundazed. Disc one of the reissue will include the original 12-track album plus previously unreleased bonus songs which are still being sorted through by label archivists.

Hardcore fans will be delighted with the contents of the second disc, which will make available for the first time songs intended for "Bambu," Wilson's never-released follow-up to "Pacific Ocean Blue."

Liner notes for the album are being penned by Beach Boys scholars such as David Leaf, Jon Stebbins, Ben Edmonds and David Beard, and the package will feature photographs by Wilson's close friend, Jan & Dean's Dean Torrence.


Doctor Who season 4 guest stars revealed

According to a BBC press release former "ER" actress Alex Kingston and James Bond film regular Colin Salmon are among those featured in the upcoming season.

Here's the skinny:

British actors Alex Kingston and Colin Salmon have joined the stellar line-up of guest stars for the fourth series of BBC One's BAFTA award-winning drama Doctor Who.

Alex Kingston, best known for roles in ER and Moll Flanders, will appear in a Steven Moffat penned two-parter as River Song – a mysterious character who meets The Doctor on an expedition to uncover the secrets of an abandoned library.

She is joined by James Bond regular, Colin Salmon who also stars in the two episodes.

Alex Kingston comments: "I used to watch Doctor Who through the crack in the door. I was so terrified but I couldn't tear myself away. I loved it so much and I'm so delighted to be a part of the new series."

Award-winning actress Catherine Tate is reprising her role as Donna, the runaway bride, and will star as The Doctor's companion throughout the new series alongside David Tennant as The Doctor.

The first episode of the eagerly awaited new series will witness Donna tracking down The Doctor during an alien emergency in modern-day London.

The couple are destined to experience a series of wonderful adventures throughout the series including meeting one of Doctor Who's most popular aliens, The Ood, in a brand new episode, Planet Of The Ood.

Donna and The Doctor will also be travelling through time for an encounter with the legendary murder mystery novelist Agatha Christie and taking a trip to Pompeii.

Further guest stars already confirmed to appear in the new series include Sarah Lancashire, Felicity Kendal, Lesley Sharp, Georgia Moffett, Lindsey Coulson, Fenella Woolgar, Tim McInnerny, Peter Capaldi, Phil Davis and Tracey Childs.

Freema Agyeman who has played Martha Jones, The Doctor's companion throughout the critically-acclaimed third series, will also return to the show to join The Doctor and Donna mid-series.

The fourth series of Doctor Who is now in production and will hit BBC One in Spring 2008.


New Bond film titled "Quantum of Solace"

Not terribly catchy, eh?

Apparently the title comes from a collection of short stories published by James Bond creator Ian Fleming in 1960.

According to the BBC:

Producer Michael Wilson said the film would have "twice as much action" as 2006's Casino Royale, which saw Daniel Craig debut as the iconic secret agent.

NOT on DVD: Ringo Starr 1978 TV special

Officially titled "Ringo," this show is sometimes called the "Ognir Rrats" special, since it featured the former Fab playing a character by that odd name (his own moniker spelled backwards), as well as himself.

Basically an excuse for some songs and comedy bits featuring Ringo and friends, the special had a very loose "Prince and the Pauper"-type plotline, with an unhappy-with-fame Ringo swapping places with a down-and-out doppleganger.

Guests included Ringo's old pal George Harrison along with John Ritter, Angie Dickinson, Mike Douglas, Art Carney, Carrie Fisher and Vincent Price.

Very silly. Very 70s. But surely there'd be at least a small market for it on DVD?

I haven't seen it since the day it first aired nearly 30 years ago and I'm fairly certain it's awful. But, still, at that time it was fun seeing Ringo being Ringo on TV, with George along for the ride. And it'd be fun to see it (maybe just) once again.

You can probably score a cruddy bootleg DVD or videotape of the show on eBay. I also found it, in two chunks, on the Web:



Wednesday, January 23, 2008

New comics Jan. 23, 2008

Here's what's in comic shops today:

DARK HORSE COMICS

SEP070039 LITTLE LULU TP VOL 18 THE EXPERT $10.95
NOV070045 SCREAM #3 (OF 4) $2.99
NOV070052 SPEAK O/T DEVIL #4 (OF 6) $3.50
SEP070090 TRIGUN MAXIMUM TP VOL 12 $9.95
NOV070049 USAGI YOJIMBO #109 $2.99

DC COMICS

NOV070265 AUTHORITY PRIME #4 (OF 6) $2.99
NOV070202 BLUE BEETLE #23 $2.99
NOV070175 COUNTDOWN LORD HAVOK AND THE EXTREMISTS #4 (OF 6) $2.99
NOV070167 COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 14 $2.99
NOV070173 COUNTDOWN TO MYSTERY #5 (OF 8) $3.99
NOV070174 CRIME BIBLE THE FIVE LESSONS OF BLOOD #4 (OF 5) $2.99
NOV078131 DETECTIVE COMICS #839 2ND PTG (GHUL) $2.99
OCT070225 GON VOL 03 $5.99
NOV070182 GOTHAM UNDERGROUND #4 (OF 9) $2.99
NOV070214 JLA CLASSIFIED #51 $2.99
OCT070194 JLA THE HYPOTHETICAL WOMAN TP $12.99
NOV070215 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #38 $2.99
NOV070253 MAD MAGAZINE #486 $4.99
NOV078081 NIGHTWING #139 2ND PTG (GHUL) $2.99
NOV078082 ROBIN #169 2ND PTG (GHUL) $2.99
OCT070208 SHOWCASE PRESENTS AQUAMAN TP VOL 02 $16.99
NOV070197 SUPERMAN BATMAN #45 $2.99
NOV070199 SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #11 $2.99
OCT070203 TALES OF THE NEW GODS TP $19.99
OCT070205 TANGENT COMICS TP VOL 02 $19.99
NOV070171 TEEN TITANS #55 $2.99
NOV070248 TEEN TITANS GO #51 $2.25
NOV070181 UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #5 (OF 8) $2.99
OCT070239 WETWORKS TP VOL 02 $14.99
NOV070219 WONDER WOMAN #16 $2.99
OCT070220 ZOMBIE FAIRY VOL 01 $9.99

IMAGE COMICS

NOV072033 AFTER THE CAPE II #3 (OF 3) $2.99
NOV072015 JACK STAFF SPECIAL #1 $3.50
SEP072038 KISS 4K #5 (NOTE PRICE) $3.99
NOV072110 MADAME MIRAGE #2 BALTIMORE COMICON EXCL VAR CVR $10.00
OCT071981 MADMAN TP VOL 03 $17.99
NOV072048 MICE TEMPLAR #3 $2.99
NOV072018 NEW WORLD ORDER #1 $3.50
AUG072030 SPAWN GODSLAYER #6 $2.99

MARVEL COMICS

OCT072079 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #548 BND $2.99
NOV072210 ANNIHILATION CONQUEST HC BOOK 1 $29.99
OCT072132 ASTONISHING X-MEN #24 $2.99
NOV072238 DAILY BUGLE FEBRUARY PI
NOV072228 FANTASTIC FOUR TP THE END $14.99
NOV072232 HULK VISIONARIES PETER DAVID TP VOL 05 $19.99
NOV072147 IRON MAN #25 $3.99
NOV072157 MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #9 $2.99
OCT072068 MARVEL ILLUSTRATED PICTURE DORIAN GRAY #2 (OF 6) $2.99
NOV072162 MARVEL ZOMBIES 2 #4 (OF 5) $2.99
NOV072203 MMW GOLDEN AGE DARING MYSTERY HC VOL 1 $59.99
NOV072204 MMW GOLDEN AGE MYSTERY HC VOL 1 VAR ED 89 $59.99
NOV072171 ORDER #7 $2.99
NOV072175 SHE-HULK 2 #25 $3.99
NOV072236 SPIDER-MAN BRAND NEW DAY JIMENEZ POSTER $7.99
NOV072118 ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #50 $2.99
OCT078494 ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #50 WHITE VAR $2.99
NOV072120 ULTIMATE IRON MAN II #2 (OF 4) $2.99
OCT072181 ULTIMATE VISION TP $14.99
NOV072123 ULTIMATES 3 #2 (OF 5) $2.99
NOV072153 WORLD WAR HULK AFTERSMASH DAMAGE CONTROL #1 (OF 3) $2.99
NOV072185 X-MEN #207 MC $2.99
NOV072191 X-MEN FIRST CLASS VOL 2 #8 (OF 8) $2.99
NOV072167 YOUNG AVENGERS PRESENTS #1 (OF 6) $2.99

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COMICS

NOV073778 2000 AD #1568 $4.50
NOV073786 AFTERBURN #1 $2.95
AUG073945 AMELIA RULES #19 $2.95
NOV073659 ASCEND SPECIAL EDITION HC $75.00
NOV073658 ASCEND SPECIAL EDITION TP $35.00
OCT073734 ATLANTIS RISING #3 $3.99
SEP073351 BANZAI GIRLS #4 $3.95
NOV073322 BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #181 $2.49
JUN073446 BLACK MIST CCG SGN VAR #1 (OF 2) $30.00
NOV073551 CASTLE WAITING VOL II #10 $3.95
JUL073354 CAVEWOMAN PANGAEAN SEA GOLD FOIL COVER #10 PI
SEP073352 CLOCKWORK GIRL #2 (OF 4) $1.99
NOV073396 COMIC EYE TP $12.95
OCT073633 COMPLETE METAL GEAR SOLID HC (AUG063391) $55.00
OCT073748 COMPLETE NEMESIS THE WARLOCK VOL 03 $29.99
SEP073760 COMPLETE TERRY & THE PIRATES HC VOL 02 $49.99
NOV073881 DAN DARE #3 (OF 7) $2.99
NOV073261 DANGERS DOZEN #2 $3.50
NOV074075 DELETER DIGITAL SCENERY COLL VOL 03 TRADITIONAL $29.95
NOV074074 DELETER SCENERY COLL VOL 03 TRADITIONAL $7.99
DEC073884 DREADNOUGHT INVASION SIX #1 $3.95
NOV073309 EVE VAMPIRE DIVA #2 (OF 4) $3.95
SEP073353 FROZEN WASTELAND GN $12.95
OCT073218 GARGOYLES TP VOL 1 CLAN BUILDING $19.95
SEP073898 GHOSTING #4 $3.99
NOV073505 GI JOE AMERICAS ELITE #31 $3.50
NOV073293 GOLD DIGGER #92 $2.99
NOV073294 GOLD DIGGER II POCKET MANGA VOL 03 $14.95
NOV073295 GOLD DIGGER SOURCEBOOK #13 $3.95
NOV073876 GUIN SAGA MANGA TP VOL 02 SEVEN MAGI $12.95
AUG073647 HANK KETCHAMS COMPLETE DENNIS THE MENACE 1955-1958 BOX SET $39.95
OCT073408 HIGHLANDER WAY O/T SWORD #2 $3.50
NOV073336 IRON & THE MAIDEN BRUTES BIMS & THE CITY #1 $2.99
OCT073749 JUDGE DREDD MANDROID GN $26.99
NOV073783 JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #267 $7.50
NOV073326 JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #137 $3.69
OCT073422 KAGETORA GN VOL 08 $10.95
OCT073682 KONG KING OF SKULL ISLAND CVR A #2 (OF 5) $3.99
NOV073699 LADY DEATH #0 S/N ELITE EDITION $24.99
DEC073456 LADY DEATH 2007 SWIMSUIT SP GOLDEN CVR $5.99
DEC073532 LADY DEATH 2007 SWIMSUIT SP SWORDPLAY ED $5.99
DEC073458 LADY DEATH BLACKLANDS ROYAL BLUE #1/2 $75.00
OCT073358 LEFT ON MISSION TP $14.99
SEP073326 MICHAEL GOLDEN COMIC CON S&N SKETCHBOOK $29.95
JUN073236 MISCHIEF & MAYHEM POCKET MANGA VOL 1 (NOV068437) $14.95
SEP073528 NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA SEASON ZERO #5 $2.99
SEP073329 NINJA HIGH SCHOOL SHIDOSH TP VOL 01 $14.95
NOV073298 PIRATES VS NINJAS II UP THE ANTE #7 (OF 8) $3.50
SEP073508 RED SONJA #29 $2.99
SEP073557 RETURN OF THE SUPER PIMPS #4 (OF 6) $2.99
NOV073291 ROD ESPINOSA PRINCE OF HEROES #1 (OF 3) $3.50
NOV073328 SABRINA VOL 2 #91 $2.25
NOV073406 SIMPSONS CLASSICS #15 $3.99
NOV073646 SNAKED #2 (OF 5) $3.99
NOV073641 STAR TREK ALIENS SPOTLIGHT BORG $3.99
OCT073620 STAR TREK YEAR FOUR #6 $3.99
NOV073233 STARSHIP TROOPERS #5 $3.50
DEC073955 STEVE DITKO SPACE WARS HC (O/A) $34.95
DEC073954 STEVE DITKO SPACE WARS SC (O/A) $16.95
NOV073785 STRONTIUM DOG SEARCH DESTROY AGENCY FILES GN VOL 04 $31.00
NOV073728 TALES OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #42 $3.25
NOV073660 THEREFORE REPENT TP $14.99
NOV073813 TOKYOPOP PRE-PACK CINEMANGA (JUL078242) PI
NOV073618 TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED VOL 1 TP $7.99
NOV073620 TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT BLASTER $3.99
NOV073629 TRANSFORMERS TARGET 2006 TP $19.99
AUG073666 UNCLE SCROOGE #371 $7.99
AUG073667 WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #686 $7.99
DEC073686 WARRIORS VOL 1 LOST WARRIOR GN (OF 3) (O/A) $6.99

MAGAZINES

NOV073981 CHARMED MAGAZINE #21 $6.99
AUG074113 CLASSIC MARVEL FIGURINE COLL MAG #25 CYCLOPS $12.00
AUG074114 CLASSIC MARVEL FIGURINE COLL MAG #26 ULTRON $12.00
AUG074116 CLASSIC MARVEL FIGURINE COLL MAG #56 DEADPOOL #56 $12.00
AUG074115 CLASSIC MARVEL FIGURINE COLL MAG #57 MYSTERIO $12.00
SEP074111 COMICS NOW #1 $5.99
OCT073948 COMICS REVUE #261 $6.95
OCT074087 DENGEKI FIGURE NAVI VOL 1 $18.99
OCT074088 DENGEKI LAYERS VOL 14 $18.99
NOV073986 DR WHO MAGAZINE #391 $7.99
AUG074161 FEMME FATALES VOL 16 #4 $9.99
NOV074003 FORTEAN TIMES #232 $11.25
OCT074081 HOBBY JAPAN JAN 2008 #49 $12.99
NOV073964 JUXTAPOZ FEB 2008 VOL 15 #2 $4.99
SEP074225 KERA DEC 2007 $9.99
SEP074223 MEGAMI DEC 2007 $14.99
SEP074224 NEWTYPE DEC 2007 $10.99
NOV073975 NON SPORT UPDATE VOL 19 #1 $4.99
NOV073966 ROUGH STUFF #7 $6.95
OCT073980 SFX #165 $9.70
OCT073987 STARBURST #358 $7.99
NOV073997 SUPERNATURAL MAGAZINE #2 NEWSSTAND ED $6.99
NOV073998 SUPERNATURAL MAGAZINE #2 PX ED $6.99
OCT073961 TV FILM MEMORABILIA MAGAZINE JAN 2008 $7.99
OCT073990 TV ZONE #223 $7.99
AUG074145 WEIRD TALES MAGAZINE #347 $5.95

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Comics Oughtta Be Fun posts some vids of coolest Go-Go Jane Wiedlin. I always thought she was cute as a button.

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Buy Jack Kirby's fingerprints.

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The Hollywood Animation Archive celebrates the iconography of Big Boy. I could go for a burger right about now...

Is Ringo the best ex-Beatles album?

Ringo Starr is having what that master of maloprops might call a hard day's week.

First off, he makes an off-the-cuff remark in a TV interview that offends his hometown (asked what he misses most about Liverpool, Ringo said "nothing") and then he causes a stir when he walks off the "Regis and Kelly" show because the program's producers want to trim three minutes or so from his latest single because they feel it's too long for TV.

As much fun as it looks in all the old film clips, I don't think it's easy being a Beatle, must less an ex one. There's so much scrutiny. So many expectations.

But let's cut Mr. Starkey some slack: I mean, he's Ringo friggin' Starr.

He played those great drum fills on "Rain" and "Tomorrow Never Knows." He even gave the latter song it's name. And his whimsical way with language also gave the Beatles' first film it's title and inspired John Lennon to write "Eight Days a Week."

And Ringo made the Beatles lovable--those sad eyes, that big nose, the genial sense of humor. If the Beatles were the Fantastic, not Fab, Four, he'd be Ben Grimm to John's brainy Reed Richards, Paul's flashy Human Torch and George's retiring but resourceful Invisible Girl (sorry George).

The Beatles wouldn't have been the Beatles without him.

Plus, he made one of the best solo albums out of any of the group. As a song-for-song collection, I'd place his 1974 Ringo album right after John's Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and right in front of George's All Things Must Pass and Paul's McCartney and Ram.

Ringo is packed with great songs and performances. It's also the closest thing to an all-Beatles reunion as the band's former members ever recorded. John, George and Ringo all appear on "I'm the Greatest," which Lennon wrote. George appears on the album's big hit "Photograph," which he co-wrote with Ringo and on "Sunshine Life for Me (Sail Away Raymond)." Paul (and Linda) appear singing backups and playing kazoos on "You're Sixteen" and "Six O'Clock," the latter of which McCartney wrote.

And, aside from former Beatles, the album is swimming with other greats. Let's take a look-see at the liner notes and see who we have here. Oh just Harry Nilsson, Billy Preston, Marc Bolan, Martha Reeves, Merry Clayton, Nicky Hopkins, Klaus Voorman and just about every member of The Band. Everyone gets name-dropped in the totally cool outro tune "You and Me (Babe)," which George Harrison co-penned with longtime Beatles roadie Mal Evans.

It's a must-have album and just a joy to hear. Plus, on CD it comes with probably the best-ever former Beatle single "It Don't Come Easy" and "Early 1970," Ringo's touching assessment of the Fabs' breakup.

I'm listening to the album right now, and it's very, very good.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Is Marvel's "massively unhip editor" self-Googling?

Amusing: According to the search stats for this blog, someone from Marvel's corporate domain just visited here after Googling the phrase "massively unhip editor," which appears in the following entry from Marvel Comics' latest solicitations:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #556–557
Written by ZEB WELLS
Pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
"Sometimes It Snows In April" (Come on it's a Prince reference from 20 years ago! The day of the massively unhip editor is upon us) continues with Spidey caught in the middle of two ancient threats that are conspiring to take him and the city itself down.
Plus, Carlie trapped at the Police Station with someone after her blood!
32 PGS (each)/Rated A …$2.99 (each)

News: Heath Ledger found dead

Actor Heath Ledger has been found dead, The New York Times reports.

Indications are Ledger may have died of an overdose:

At 3:31 p.m., a masseuse arrived at Apartment 5A in the building for an appointment with Mr. Ledger, the police said. The masseuse was let in to the home by a housekeeper, who then knocked on the door of Mr. Ledger’s bedroom. When no one answered, the housekeeper and the masseuse opened the bedroom and found Mr. Ledger unconscious. They shook him, but he did not respond. They immediately called the authorities. The police said they did not suspect foul play. Officials said pills fear found near the body.

Ledger, 28, was set to play the Joker in the next Batman film.

The DC/Marvel solicitations index April 2008

Sometimes it's interesting to look at DC and Marvel's upcoming releases by the numbers and note the trends.

For example, in the latest batch of solicitations for the respective publishers' April 2008 releases, we see these stats:

Number of releases featuring:
Iron Man: 11 (there's a movie coming up, don't you know)
Spider-Man: 14
Wolverine: 11
Batman: 5

Number of covers by Alex Ross: 7 (total for both publishers)

Releases written by Geoff Johns: 8

Comics with storylines that promise to "change things forever": 5 (Batman #676; Green Lantern #30; Death of the New Gods #8; Marvel's Secret Invastion #1; Planet Hulk collection)

Number of "big events" in progress:
Marvel: 4 (Annhiliation; Civil War; The Initiative; Secret Invasion)
DC: 4 (Countdown; Tangent; Death of the New Gods; 52)

Marvel Comics April 2008 solicitations

Highlights:


ESSENTIAL IRON MAN VOL. 3 TPB
Written by ARCHIE GOODWIN, MIMI GOLD, ALLYN BRODSKY & GERRY CONWAY
Penciled by GEORGE TUSKA, JOHNNY CRAIG, DON HECK & GENE COLAN
Cover by GEORGE TUSKA
Shellhead's rogues gallery grows during his first faceoffs with the Controller, Mordecai Midas, Firebrand and Spymaster -- all enemies destined to plague him for years to come! Meanwhile, Tony Stark splits his life among LMD impostors, but will he lose his heart to Madame Masque? Plus: attacks by aliens, androids, organized crime and more! Guest-starring Daredevil, the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D.! Collecting IRON MAN #12-38 and DAREDEVIL #73.
592 PGS./All Ages …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2764-2


MARVEL MASTERWORKS: CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL. 3 HC
Written by JIM STARLIN, MIKE FRIEDRICH, STEVE ENGLEHART, GERRY CONWAY & MARV WOLFMAN
Penciled by JIM STARLIN & WAYNE BORING
Cover by JIM STARLIN
He’s back and better than ever – the hero that wouldn’t die, Captain Marvel! After a few years in hiatus, mighty Marvel’s space-born super hero returned, and under the aegis of writer/artist Jim Starlin, his story would achieve a scale never before imagined! Stripping the Kree Captain down to his very core and forcing him through a gauntlet of past opponents, Starlin then brought to the fore one of Marvel’s pre-eminent cosmic menaces for the very first time: the mad Titan, Thanos. With the stage set and the players from unearthly entity Eon to Drax the Destroyer and the mighty Avengers pulled into fray, the good Captain led the fight against Thanos and his Cosmic Cube in a confrontation that would redefine super-hero epics forever! Featuring an introduction by Jim Starlin and an extensive selection of bonuses, this Marvel Masterworks volume is the definitive collection of the creative arc that defined Captain Marvel! Collecting CAPTAIN MARVEL #22-33 and IRON MAN #55.
288 PGS./Rated A …$54.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3015-4
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL. 3 HC – VARIANT EDITION VOL. 95
288 PGS./Rated A …$54.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3016-1

And the rest:

THE DARK TOWER: THE LONG ROAD HOME #2 (of 5)
Written by ROBIN FURTH & PETER DAVID
Art & Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Variant Cover by MIKE DEODATO, JR.
Sketch Variant by JAE LEE
Roland’s spirit is trapped inside Maerlyn's sinister Grapefruit and is taken on a terrifying journey to the outer reaches of End-World...to the harsh domain called Thunderclap! Back in Mid-World, Roland’s ka-tet is pursued by the Hambry posse which intends to kill them all before they are able to cross the Xay River on their journey home. Revenge will soon be at hand for Eldred Jonas and the Big Coffin Hunters.
48 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: MOBY–DICK #3 (of 6)
Written by ROY THOMAS (BASED ON THE NOVEL BY HERMAN MELVILLE)
Penciled by PASCAL ALIXE
Cover by JOHN WATSON
Ahab’s vessel, the Pequod, encounters the ship Samuel Enderby, whose captain lost an arm to Moby Dick and will hunt the whale no more. When Ahab learns where the monster was last sighted, he enlists his blacksmith to create a special harpoon: a harpoon that will ensure the destruction of the great white whale that haunts his fevered nightmares and gives him no peace.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY #5 (of 6)
Written by ROY THOMAS (BASED ON THE NOVEL BY OSCAR WILDE)
Art by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
Cover by GERALD PAREL
Dorian is now leading a bizarre double life with his daytime demeanor at dire odds with his nightly existence of decadence and debauchery. But events may be catching up to Dorian as he is stalked through the foggy London streets…by a man out for vengeance. It’s the penultimate chapter of Wilde’s strange and compelling masterpiece.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: THE ILIAD #5 (of 8)
Written by ROY THOMAS (BASED ON THE EPIC POEM BY HOMER)
Penciled by MIGUEL ANGEL SEPULVEDA
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
The great god Zeus, happy with the war’s progress, takes his leave of the battlefield. But his brother, Poseidon, and wife, Hera, secretly aid the Greeks against Zeus’s wishes! When the king of the gods discovers this treachery, his fury reverberates throughout the halls of Mount Olympus itself—and even unto the earthly battlefield of the Trojan War! As the tide of battle turns, what will this portend for the brave Greeks and noble Trojans?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES #10 (of 12)
Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON
Adapted by JESSICA RUFFNER
Pencils & Cover by RON LIM
Things keep getting worse for Laurell K. Hamilton’s deadly vampire hunter as one of her allies in the hunt for the vampire killer is murdered! But vampire bites, ominous dreams, and persistent sociopaths won’t slow Anita down as she takes matters into her own hands and learns the truth about the mystery that’s been plaguing her: the identity of the perpetrator of the brutal and unlicensed slayings of “innocent” vampire citizens! Of course, having that knowledge doesn’t mean she’ll live long enough to share it! The adaptation of the best-selling novel continues here!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

LORDS OF AVALON: SWORD OF DARKNESS #3 (of 6)
Written by SHERRILYN KENYON
Adapted by ROBIN FURTH
Pencils and Cover by TOMMY OHTSUKA
The battle of light vs. dark continues when the Kerrigan rescues Seren from the hands of Morgen le Fey. The war is on. Now Kerrigan and his mandrake, Blaise are all that stand to defend the world’s next champion. Enemies of both Avalon and Camelot, they decide to make their stand at Lancelot’s cursed Joyous Gard. But will the castle prove to be a haven or a trap? Find out in this third installment of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s acclaimed Arthurian fantasy, Sword of Darkness.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #53
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by TYLER KIRKHAM
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
The conclusion to the Cosmic Cube Thanos saga! Mr. Fantastic is M.I.A. The Invisible Woman and the Human Torch have gone over to the dark side. That leaves only one man—the Thing—to wrest the all-powerful Cosmic Cube from the clutches of the mad god Thanos!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATE HUMAN #4 (of 4)
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils & Cover by CARY NORD
Hulk vs. Iron Man – the conclusion! The full scope of Peter Wisdom’s terrifying plan is revealed, but Tony Stark and Bruce Banner are powerless to stop his mad scheme! Has the world traded the horror of the Hulk for a menace many times more deadly? The dream team of Warren Ellis and Cary Nord deliver a shock ending to the climax of this critically acclaimed event.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #121
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN
The return of Omega Red! The deadly assassin is out for blood—J. Jonah Jameson’s blood to be exact! Why does he want to slice the Daily Bugle’s publisher to ribbons? And what can Spider-Man do about it? Find out in another action-packed issue of the series IGN.com calls “a wonderfully enjoyable read.”
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATE X-MEN #93
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
It’s Robert Kirkman’s final issue of ULTIMATE X-MEN – and he’s going out with a bang! Has the worst happened? Has Apocalypse triumphed? If so, there is only one force in the universe with the power to end his iron fisted reign. But it is a power of such magnitude that its slightest misuse could bring about the end of all things!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ULTIMATES 3 #5 (of 5)
Written by JEPH LOEB
Art & 50/50 Wraparound Covers by JOE MADUREIRA & CHRISTIAN LICHTNER
This is it, the ending you've been breathlessly waiting for! Who killed the Scarlet Witch -- and why? The answers will rock you as the Ultimate Universe is about to explode! Betrayals, secrets, and even another murder are all laid bare as superstars Jeph Loeb, Joe Madureira and Christian Lichtner conclude Volume 3! But the next big Ultimates story is just beginning, as right around the corner is...Ultimatum!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #555
Written by ZEB WELLS
Pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
Month Four of Brand New Day is upon us and so is the worst blizzard in the history of New York City! It’s colder than an outdoor hockey game in January out there and your favorite Wall-Crawler (aided by his Avengers buddy, Wolverine) must find his way through the cold to rescue a doctor who may know the real secret behind the deadly storm.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #556–557
Written by ZEB WELLS
Pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
“Sometimes It Snows In April” (Come on it’s a Prince reference from 20 years ago! The day of the massively unhip editor is upon us) continues with Spidey caught in the middle of two ancient threats that are conspiring to take him and the city itself down. Plus, Carlie trapped at the Police Station with someone after her blood!
32 PGS (each)/Rated A …$2.99 (each)

SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #8
Written by KEVIN GREVIOUX & NATE PIEKOS
Penciled by RAY HEIGHT & ZACH HOWARD
Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS
So, have you ever noticed that Peter Parker never really grows facial hair? That’s just this side of weird, right? We felt sorry for the wall–crawler, so we went and got him a special guest star, THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN!!!!!! Because I think we can all agree that Tony Stark’s got the sweetest facial hair in all of Marvel Comics. Oh! And they fight a Nazi robot.
PLUS…Spidey vs. Iceman! Spider-Man J! And a TON of classic Spidey stories!
104 PGS./Rated A …$4.99

SPIDER-MAN (IRON MAN/HULK) MAGAZINE
Written by JEFF PARKER, FRED VAN LENTE & PAUL BENJAMIN
Pencils by MANUEL GARCIA, JAMES CORDEIRO & DAVID NAKAYAMA
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
It's Spider-Man's amazing adventures in the Wall-Crawler's very own magazine! Read more stories of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and his spectacular friends Iron Man and the Hulk. See how brilliant scientist Bruce Banner was cursed to transform into the rampaging Hulk! Marvel as Iron Man takes on the Plantman in the ultimate Nature vs. Technology grudge match! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS #4, MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #3, MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #1 plus a brand-new Iron Man and Hulk tale and tons of extras that will knock your socks off!
96 PGS./All Ages...$6.99

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #19
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ
“There Can Only Be One!” (Part 1 of 1)
At last—the battle you never thought you’d see—Spider-Girl versus Araña! ‘Nuff said!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN: WITH GREAT POWER... #4 (of 5)
Written by DAVE LAPHAM
Pencils & Cover by TONY HARRIS
“In the days that follow, the Spider-Man becomes the sensation of the nation!” That was how Stan “The Man” Lee described the brief, but tumultuous, period of upheaval Peter Parker went through after the fateful spider bite that gave him great power in AMAZING FANTASY #15…but that wasn’t even the half of it! As this never-before-seen chapter of Spidey’s life unfolds, witness the trials and tribulations of young Peter confronting fame, money and everything he ever dreamed of! With a healthy dose of that ol’ Parker luck, of course…
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Rated A …$3.99

ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST #6 (of 6)
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by TOM RANEY & WELLINTON ALVES
Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT
This is it: Marvel’s rag-tag group of sci-fi heroes vs. Ultron – in a double-sized finale! The surviving warriors face-off on the battlefield, with the fate of the entire Kree Empire – and perhaps the Earth itself – at stake! Who will fall? Who will rise to become a legend? It’s an extra helping of adventure, humor, drama and eye-candy that IGN.com calls “one of the best event books of the year.”
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AVENGERS FAIRY TALES #2 (of 4)
Written by C.B. CEBULSKI
Pencils by NUNO PLATI
Cover by CLAIRE WENDLING
The Avengers continue to assemble in Marvel Fairy Tales as we focus on the story of a robot who wants nothing more than to be a real boy! Brought to life by the kindly inventor Hank Pym, the Vision is ostracized by other boys his age. When the Scarlet Fairy reveals she can grant his wish to become an actual human boy, The Vision is sent on an extraordinary adventure of self-discovery where he meets an amazing cast of alternate Avengers!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

AVENGERS CLASSIC #11
Written by TOM BELAND
Penciled by JUAN DOE
Cover by ART ADAMS
The mighty Avengers meet Spider-Man! And the only blurb we can write is “WOWEE!” Also re-introducing the mysterious KANG! Yes, it’s another classic spectacular story by Stan Lee with incomparable illustrations by Don Heck…plus an all-new masterpiece from the peerless minds of Tom Beland and Juan Doe!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

CIVIL WAR CHRONICLES #10
Written by MARK MILLAR & PAUL JENKINS
Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN, ROMAN BACHS & STEVE LIEBER
Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
Experience CIVIL WAR and its major tie-ins in chronological order! In CIVIL WAR #7, witness the startling battle that will determine the future of the Marvel Universe! And in CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE #10, the betrayer among the Marvel heroes stands revealed, as war with Atlantis seems inevitable! And Speedball comes face-to-face with his accuser! Collecting CIVIL WAR #7 and CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE (EMBEDDED/ACCUSED) #10.
72 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

BLACK PANTHER #36
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
BACK TO AFRICA, PART 2
Back in Wakanda, the Royal Couple’s troubles continue, as one of T’Challa’s greatest foes makes his power move.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #12
Written by DAN SLOTT & CHRISTOS GAGE
Pencils & Cover by STEVE UY
"CHANGING OF THE GUARD"
Daddy's home. IRON MAN comes to Camp Hammond, and he's NOT happy.
The first year of the Initiative comes to a dramatic close as members are laid to rest, drummed out, declared AWOL, or...awarded their full Hero's License. See who graduates and find out what super-teams they'll be assigned to as the NEXT era of the Initiative begins! Plus: as a new 3-D MAN appears, the base is suddenly short one Skrull...but not how you'd think... Also guest-starring MS. MARVEL!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #37
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils by STEVE EPTING & JACKSON Guice
Cover by JACKSON GUICE
ACT THREE OF "THE EPIC THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA" STORY BEGINS!
With a new Cap now established, things go from bad to worse as the Red Skull makes an unexpected move for the very soul of America! And what was it that Sharon Carter saw at the end of the last issue? Act Three - The Man Who Bought America - begins here! By the most popular Cap team in years - Brubaker and Epting!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CLANDESTINE #3 (of 5)
Written by ALAN DAVIS
Pencils & Cover by ALAN DAVIS
Guest-starring the time-lost Excalibur! Anybody who loved Alan Davis’s classic run on that series in the ‘90s will want to jump on board, because the Cross-Time Express is making its way through the dimension Newton Destine calls home, and it’s bringing with it a trainload of trouble along with it!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DAREDEVIL: BLOOD OF THE TARANTULA
Written by ED BRUBAKER & ANDE PARKS
Penciled by CHRIS SAMNEE
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
“Blood of the Tarantula”
Carlos LaMuerto, a.k.a. Black Tarantula, is finally doing something good with his life. Well, at least it ain’t all bad. Lying low after getting out of prison and wiping out an entire gang, Carlos has become a low-key Robin Hood -- cleaning up the neighborhood he used to run as a gang lord. But he’s about to discover that leaving his past behind isn’t as simple as a change of attitude…as ghosts from his former life haunt him, Carlos turns to his friend/adversary, Matt Murdock. Now Black Tarantula and Daredevil must work together to save the streets of Hell’s Kitchen from a powerful new gang from Carlos’ homeland.
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #556
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH
That’s the problem with Utopias—they’re all-too-often built on a foundation of human tears. When an organism designed to abolish war is set into motion, and it decides that the only way to accomplish its objective is to eliminate anyone who could possibly pick up a weapon, there’s only one foursome to turn to if humanity is going to survive!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

HULK #4
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & 50/50 Covers by ED MCGUINNESS
This is it. The one you've been SMASHING for. The Green Hulk RETURNS! It's Green Hulk Vs. Red Hulk --but the real loser is the Planet Earth. There have been knock-down-dragger-outters in the Marvel Universe -- but nothing like this! Plus, who gave the Watcher such good seats??? If you read ONE comic book this month, it's gotta be HULK -- or SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

IMMORTAL IRON FIST #14
Written by MATT FRACTION
& ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by DAVID AJA
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
This is it, kids--the skull–busting, chest–punching, punch–kicking conclusion to THE SEVEN CAPITAL CITIES OF HEAVEN. Seven practitioners of super kung fu, champing at the bit to bloody each other to a pulp. A rogue Hydra cell, intent on destroying K'un-Lun from Earth, loads its terror train full of explosives and prepares to fire it through a warp in space-time. A schism in the leadership of K'un-Lun threatens to tear the city in two. The original Heroes for Hire, outgunned, outmanned, and out of time somewhere in Tibet. And Davos, the arch-rival of Iron Fist, intent on exploiting all this chaos, wants to assassinate Danny Rand once and for all. When was the last time a comic melted your face off? When was the last time you read THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST?
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

GHOST RIDER #22
Written by JASON AARON
Art by ROLAND BOSCHI
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
HELL TO PAY Part 3 of 4
Do you like gigantic running battles involving man-eating ghosts, machine–gun nurses and motorcyclists with flaming noggins? If so, then boy, have we got the book for you. It's Ghost Rider versus a haunted stretch of roadway in what we just had to call "Deathrace on Ghost Cannibal Highway." And did we mention that ol' flamehead is swinging a scythe this time around? Good luck, ghost cannibals.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #116
Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR., KLAUS JANSON & DEAN WHITE
Is Hercules a Skrull? Maybe. But is he an Eternal? Ikaris and Thena certainly think so, and they may just kill Herc to prove it!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

HULK VS. HERCULES: WHEN TITANS CLASH
Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
“32 PAGES!? BAH! HULK NEED BIGGER BOOK! HULK SMASH PUNY BEARD SKIRT MAN!”
Calm down, big fella. You’re going to need your strength when you go up against the Lion of Olympus, the INCREDIBLE HERCULES! We’re bringing you a BRAND NEW story with THE most SMASHING, CRASHING, BASHING, MASHING and LASHING you’ve EVER witnessed, and THEN we’re giving you some of the greatest HULK and HERC stories from yesteryear!
BRING ON THE FIGHT!
64 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

IRON MAN #28
Written by DANIEL KNAUF & CHARLES KNAUF
Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by GERALD PAREL
Tony Stark is losing his mind and his freedom. Maya Hansen is becoming a pawn in the Mandarin’s genocidal game. And the leaders of S.H.I.E.L.D. are under house arrest, unable to take any action. With the international community about to decide their fate, Iron Man and his allies are in deep…so deep, we’ll need a double-sized issue to reveal what happens next!
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

IRON MAN POSTER BOOK
Cover by ADI GRANOV
Thirty-six powerful posters featuring Marvel’s newest movie star, the Invincible Iron Man!
72 PGS./No Rating …$6.99

IRON MAN: LEGACY OF DOOM #1 (of 4)
Written by DAVID MICHELINIE
Art & Cover by RON LIM & bob layton
"A Knight in Hell" Dr. Doom returns to menace Iron Man in the chilling and long-awaited conclusion of The Camelot Trilogy! Mephisto has apparently found a way to bring about The End Of Days and Tony Stark and Victor Von Doom must form an uneasy alliance to try and stop him. But all may not be as it seems. And it takes a journey to Hell itself before the shocking truth is revealed! Iron Man legends David Michelinie and Bob Layton are joined by penciler supreme Ron Lim to bring you the first part of an epic literally decades in the making!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: IRON MAN MOVIE
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
Marvel's Armored Avenger takes his turn in the klieg light glare of Hollywood, in a film extravaganza that has every indication of being a massive hit! Bringing the life and times of Tony Stark to the silver screen is a cast and crew that is as A-list as A-list gets: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard and Jeff Bridges – Academy Award winners or nominees all led by director Jon Favreau (Swingers, Daredevil). Besides insider access to the movie that will also include chats with the technical crew, this special issue of SPOTLIGHT catches readers up on Iron Man in the comics, too! We revisit Iron Man's earliest tales, all the way to his origins, and check in with living Iron Man le gends Bob Layton and David Michelinie for more on their favorite super hero! Plus a bevy of other current and past creators! It's 48 pages of love for Ol' Shellhead, and required reading before you buy your Iron Man movie ticket!
48 PGS./Rated T+…$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #35
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by DAVID HAHN
Cover by GRAHAM NOLAN
A MODEL DAY: 75% of the Fantastic Four positively agree that it's GREAT to judge an international beauty pageant, but what's Sue to do during the festivities? Well, how about unearthing that the pageant is actually sponsored by A.I.M. in order to smuggle high tech battle robots into the country? Or how about teaming up with a certain long lost model from Marvel's past, and then picking a fight with those battle robots? Yeah, Sue keeps busy in this one.
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #10
Written by PAUL BENJAMIN
Penciled by STEVE SCOTT
Cover by SEAN GORDON MURPHY
He’s big. He’s angry... and he’s not green. He’s the unstoppable Juggernaut! Bruce Banner’s looking for the mystical amulet of Cyttorak, said to be capable of chaining a mighty behemoth. But Bruce doesn’t know that his guide is none other than the Juggernaut himself, out to destroy the artifact. What happens when an unstoppable force meets another unstoppable force? Do the words “Hulk smash!” mean anything to you?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #12
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by GRAHAM NOLAN
Cover by FRANCIS TSAI
At long last, Iron Man is reunited with his missing father in the heart of Africa--but he has to free him from the clutches of Kiber the Cruel!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #38
Written by CHRIS KIPINIAK
Pencils by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Bzz. (ow.)
Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. (Ow!)
BBBBBBBBZBZZZZZBZZZBZZZZZBZZZZ (OW! OW! OW! OW!)
A baddy built of bees is bugging our boy! Can our swell sweaty Spidey swat the swindler swiftly?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #23
Written by MARC SUMERAK
Penciled by IG GUARA
Cover by LEONARD KIRK
AVENGERS RE-ASSEMBLE! What happens when you take the "Earth" out of Earth's Mightiest Heroes? You end up with a bunch of Avengers that have mysteriously vanished off the face of the planet! Now Captain America and Spider-Man must call on some of their newest allies to help them rescue their missing teammates. But will this new roster of unpredictable heroes be able to work together long enough to save the day... or will they just end up making things even worse?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES TWO-IN-ONE #10
MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #1
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #36
64 PGS./All Ages …$4.99

MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #10
MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS #10
MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #2
64 PGS./All Ages …$4.99

MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #8
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM, IVAN BRANDON, ANDY SCHMIDT
& RICH KOSLOWSKI
Penciled by FRANCIS TSAI, NIKO HENRICHON, MARCO TURINI
& ANDREA DIVITO
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Aaron Stack has been drinking again…drinking to keep the ghosts of his past at bay. It wouldn’t be a problem if he was just a man—but he’s MACHINE MAN, and his past has a way of coming alive! Join 24/7 creator Ivan Brandon and Pride of Baghdad artist Niko Henrichon for the debut of an all-new 5-part Machine Man tale! Plus: CYCLOPS & WOLVERINE go hunting, WEAPON OMEGA battles U.S. Agent, and VANGUARD reveals the truth about the murder of John Doe.
40 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

SECRET INVASION #1 (of 8)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Variant cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
SECRET INVASION IS HERE!! Years in the making, months in the teasing...and it all STARTS HERE!!
The shape-shifting alien race known as the Skrulls has secretly infiltrated every super-powered organization on Earth with one goal...full-scale invasion! In this DOUBLE-SIZED first issue, page after page unveils reveal after reveal and shocking moment after shocking moment! Brian Bendis and Leinil Francis Yu leap off the pages of mega-hit New Avengers and deliver a story that will change the Marvel Universe forever.
THE MARVEL UNIVERSE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Blank Cover CONVENTION Variant also available!

MIGHTY AVENGERS #12
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by ALEX MALEEV
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!
The Eisner-award-winning team of Brian Bendis and Alex Maleev (NEW AVENGERS ILLUMINATI, HALO: UPRISING) reunite to answer the question that has been on every comic fan's mind for years...WHERE THE HELL HAS NICK FURY BEEN?? Rewinding the clock to Fury's time in SECRET WAR, follow Fury as he puts together the pieces of his life and starts finding clues to a Secret Invasion that makes him TARGET NUMBER ONE. A major Skrull reveal happens in these pages!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

NEW AVENGERS #40
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by JIM CHEUNG
Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT
SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!
Very special guest artist Jimmy Cheung returns to the pages of New Avengers for this very important tie-in issue. Spinning right off of events in NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI #1, find out exactly how the Skrull empire was able to infiltrate the Marvel Universe and who instigated the invasion and why.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MS. MARVEL #26
Written by Brian Reed
Penciled by Adriana Melo
Cover by GREG HORN
Out–gunned and on the run! With S.H.I.E.L.D. convinced she’s a Skrull impostor, Ms. Marvel must fight for her identity and her life against her very own Lightning Strike Force! But when the Strike Force has a Ms. Marvel of their own, even Carol can’t be sure she’s Carol anymore! SECRET INVASION: The Infiltration continues here from Brian Reed (Captain Marvel) and Adriana Melo (Witchblade).
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

GIANT-SIZE AVENGERS/INVADERS #1
Written by ROY THOMAS
Penciled by SAL BUSCEMA, FRANK ROBBINS, ALEX SCHOMBURG, DON RICO, LEE ELIAS & LEE WEEKS
Cover by SAL BUSCEMA
Whet your appetite for Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Steve Sadowski’s 12-part AVENGERS/INVADERS maxi-series with these classic tales! Witness the Invaders’ first appearance in AVENGERS #71 (1969), as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes encounter the wartime Captain America, Human Torch and Sub-Mariner – and experience the story from the Invaders’ point of view in INVADERS ANNUAL #1 (1977). Finally, the Invaders thwart a Nazi assassination attempt on President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill in GIANT-SIZE INVADERS #2 (2005). Also featuring in-depth dossiers on both teams and AVENGERS/INVADERS preview pages!
96 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MOON KNIGHT #17
Written by MIKE BENSON (WITH CHARLIE HUSTON)
Art by MARK TEXEIRA (With Layouts by JAVIER SALTARES)
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
“GOD AND COUNTRY,” PART 4
In the age of the Superhuman Registration Act, the only good hero is one that plays by the book -- which the card-carrying Moon Knight most assuredly does not. Indeed, with Moon Knight fast becoming the poster child for recklessness and brutality, the question of the day is just how he got a Registration Card in the first place! As Tony Stark's investigation unearths the ugly truth, Marc Spector braces himself for the consequences, unaware that an equally grave threat is preparing to strike. Carson Knowles -- a.k.a. the Black Spectre -- is back and he wants payback.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

NEW WARRIORS #11
Written by KEVIN GREVIOUX
Penciled by PACO MEDINA
Cover by NIC KLEIN
Would you trust a man who puts you in harm’s way? Someone who throws you into the path of a maniac for what he claims is the greater good? The New Warriors are becoming increasingly suspicious of their leader. When Night Thrasher pits the team against a super-villain who’s out of their league, the Warriors are left to wonder: What could possibly be worth their lives?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

OMEGA: THE UNKNOWN #7 (of 10)
Written by JONATHAN LETHEM & KARL RUSNAK
Art by FAREL DALRYMPLE, PAUL HORNSCHEMEIER & GARY PANTER
Cover by GARY PANTER
You know a super hero's in trouble when he resorts to drawing a comic book to try to solve his problems! Omega The Unknown #7, on top of the usual stellar array of talent, features special guest-star creator Gary Panter, known for his work on a legendary children's show, Frank Zappa's album covers, and RAW Magazine -- but he's never been between Marvel's covers before. Tune in!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NOVA #12
Written by ANDY LANNING & DAN ABNETT
Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
The New Mutant Warlock returns in an issue that propels Nova back into ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST! Still threatened by his deadly Phalanx virus, Richard Rider finally reaches Kvch, the never-before-seen Technarchy homeworld. But are the “parents” of the Phalanx still there – and can Nova even reach them? And are you ready for the comeback of the former New Mutant know as Warlock? Join writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning and new ongoing penciler Paul Pelletier (FANTASTIC FOUR) for another chapter of the saga that has Wizard saying “If you’re a fan of out-there sci-fi with a superhero twinge, you should strap yourself in for a ride with the Human Rocket’s series.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

POWER PACK: DAY ONE #2 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Pencils & Cover by GURIHIRU
The dying Kymellian sorcerer Aelfyre Whitemane has given his powers to the four Power children so they can rescue their parents and save their world. But unless Alex, Julie, Katie and Jack master their new abilities quickly, they're not going to be able to find Mom and Dad on the Snark Nestship, much less escape with them alive!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

SHE-HULK #28
Written by Peter David
Penciled by REILLY BROWN
Cover by Mike Deodato
“Here Today”
Tracking down the mysterious bomber who attacked her in New York City, She-Hulk finds herself in prison – and the story of why she left her legal career behind finally begins to come to light.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #18
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
One word: JIGSAW. In this prelude to the next major story-arc in PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL, we get to spend a little time with the man, the myth, and the monster that's earned the right to call himself the Punisher's arch-nemesis. What is it about Frank Castle that makes this otherwise sane, if a little sinister, gangster go absolutely and completely insane whenever he's around? What buttons can Frank possibly push that pushes Jigsaw over the edge of sanity? Find out straight from the horse's mouth, kiddies: JIGSAW starts here, ends in blood, and features a whole lot of violence in-between. By Matt Fraction (IMMORTAL IRON FIST, casanova) and Howard Chaykin (WOLVERINE).
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$ 2.99

THE LAST DEFENDERS #2 (of 6)
Written by JOE CASEY
Pencils by JIM MUNIZ
Cover by MIKE DEODATO
The Defenders are back -- Nighthawk! Colossus! She-Hulk! The Blazing Skull! -- and they've got their very own state to protect and serve (just don't call 'em "new", True Believers)! The Sons of the Serpent have moved in and only one fully-sanctioned team of super heroes can stop them! But will their first official mission end up as their FINAL mission? Believe it or not ... yes! Not to mention guest-stars galore in the must-have superhero mini-series of 2008!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THE ORDER #10
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by BARRY KITSON
Shell-shocked, shattered, and--worst of all—depowered, the men and women that were once the Order stand face to face with the big-bad that's toyed with them for 9 whole issues in various forms and guises and shapes and sizes. They might be broken--but can The Order be beaten? The end of a strange and vicious trip arrives, and God only knows if the Order will survive. As this is our last issue, y'know, you might think you know the answer. But you might be wrong! You don't know. You DON'T! Hooray! Goodbye! By Matt Fraction (PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL, Casanova), Kaare Evans (Immortal Iron Fist) and Barry Kitson (Empire, Legion of Superheroes).
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THE TWELVE #4 (of 12)
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Penciled by CHRIS WESTON
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
As the savage murders continue, and members of the Twelve come under a cloud of suspicion, tensions flare, and hero faces off against hero! Plus, the unbelievable origin of underground secret agent Rockman!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THOR: AGES OF THUNDER
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
As the Mighty Thor reclaims his rightful spot in the Marvel Pantheon, we join Matt Fraction and Patrick Zircher for a special examining the triumphs and tragedies that have befallen the God of Thunder across the eons. As the things he holds dearest are threatened by unimaginable forces of evil, Thor must rise up, again and again, to hold the line against terror and chaos as only the God of Thunder can!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WWH AFTERSMASH: WARBOUND #5 (of 5)
Written by GREG PAK
Pencils by LEONARD KIRK & rafa sandoval
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Children of Gammaworld, remember their names! Korg the Kronan. Hiroim the Oldstrong. Elloe Kaifi. No-Name of the Brood. They survived the gladiator pits and battlefields of "Planet Hulk." They withstood the titanic clashes and soul-searing revelations of "World War Hulk." But today, under the deadly dome of Gammaworld, a hero falls -- and the Warbound will never be the same!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

YOUNG AVENGERS PRESENTS #4 (of 6)
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Penciled by MARK BROOKS
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
The Vision is going through changes. He's a passionate man. And an impulsive one, if his decision to go and visit Stature at her Initiative training camp is anything to go by. He's got some important things to tell her. But will getting intangibly stuck halfway through her body while A.I.M. are attacking put a damper on his ardour?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN DIVIDED WE STAND BOOK 1 (of 2)
Written by MIKE CAREY, MATT FRACTION, CRAIG KYLE, CHRISTOPHER YOST and SKOTTIE YOUNG
Pencils by BRANDON PETERSON, JAMIE MCKELVIE, SANA TAKEDA and SKOTTIE YOUNG
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
*Solicit classified until 1/24/2008*
48 PGS./Rated T+…$3.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #497
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL CHOI
“DIVIDED WE STAND”
*Solicit classified until 1/24/2008*
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN: LEGACY #210
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by SCOT EATON
Cover by DAVID FINCH
*Solicit classified until 1/24/2008*
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-FACTOR #30
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by GLENN FABRY
*Solicit classified until 1/24/2008*
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

YOUNG X-MEN #1
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Pencils by YANICK PAQUETTE
Cover by (TOP SECRET – TO BE REVEALED)
Variant Cover by MARC SILVESTRI
*Solicit classified until 1/24/2008*
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-FORCE #3
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
*Solicit classified until 1/24/2008*
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

CABLE #2
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Pencils & Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH
*Solicit classified until 1/24/2008*
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

LOGAN #2 (of 3)
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Pencils & Cover by EDUARDO RISSO
The groundbreaking new mini–series from Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets) and Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man) continues! Returning to the place that made him the man he is today, Wolverine faces off against an all-new enemy in an epic clash with a last page that has to be seen to be believed.
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE #64
Written by JASON AARON
Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY
*Solicit classified until 1/24/2008*
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #24
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by STEVE DILLON
Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
“THE DEEP END”
Wolverine and Deadpool have fought to a standstill and are now—literally—dead on their feet. Whose healing factor will reign supreme? And what horrible fate awaits the loser? The most over-the-top grudge match in recent memory continues! Part 4 (of 5)
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #2
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by ANDREA DI VITO
Cover by LEONARD KIRK
The good news: Kitty's managed to figure out Wolverine's birthday and has arranged a surprise candlelight dinner with the love of his life, Mariko Yashida, as his present. The bad news: The reason Wolverine never tells anybody about his birthday is that every year on that date Sabretooth shows up to dice him into cutlets. And Kitty has put Mariko within Sabretooth's grasp!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #11
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by NICK DRAGOTTA
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Whew, that all-Cyclops issue was a little heavy, huh? Let's pick things up with a story that makes the X-Men-go-into-the-Professor's-Head issue look tame. Because our five exceptional students are about to meet the enigmatic MYSTERIO.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

NEW EXILES #4 & 5
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by TOM GRUMMETT & ROBERTO CASTRO
Covers by MICHAEL GOLDEN & ALAN DAVIS
Double the alternate reality action this month as two issues of New Exiles bring us two tales from two different universes! First, in issue 4, Sabretooth, Psylocke, Rogue, and new ally Gambit are caught in the middle of a war between the Atlanteans, Queen Ororo, and the Black Panther. Plus, whatever happened to Mystiq? Find out in the conclusion to the series’ first arc! Then, in issue 5, a new tale begins as we see the trouble Morph, Sage, and Cat run across in a world of royalty and dragons! Reality-hopping action as only the New Exiles can deliver!
32 PGS. (each)/Rated A …$2.99 (each)

DEAD OF NIGHT FEATURING MAN-THING #3 (of 4)
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by JAVIER SALTARES
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
"No Such Thing"
As tales of the Citrusville bog-monster continue to spread, two college-aged documentary filmmakers arrive in the swamps, accompanied by their nubile girlfriends, determined to sort fact from fiction. But, unfortunately for them, the two filmmakers are unaware that the Man-Thing isn't the ONLY monster in the swamps -- that there is, in fact, a tribe of cannibalistic half-breeds who would love nothing more than to hunt and eat a van-load of fresh meat. The MAX re-telling of Man-Thing's origin continues this issue, narrated by Digger, and featuring the return of...Ellen Brandt?
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Explicit Content …$3.99

PUNISHER #56
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by GORAN PARLOV
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
“VALLEY FORGE, VALLEY FORGE,” PART 2
Garth Ennis concludes his seminal run on PUNSHER -- in style.
Eight men who know exactly who Frank Castle is…and how to fight him. Eight men who know that, no matter what they throw at him, he won’t fire back. The Punisher has faced many threats in his day, but never one like this. A Special Forces Squad has been tasked to bring him down, by all means necessary, and his only hope for survival might be crossing a line he swore he’d never cross.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$2.99

WAR IS HELL: THE FIRST FLIGHT OF THE PHANTOM EAGLE MAX #2 (of 5)
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
The battle for the skies continues as young pilot Karl Kauffman takes the fight to the Hun. But as the missions continue and the body count rises, Kauffman learns quickly that combat isn’t as glamorous as he’d hoped. Meanwhile, his fellow soldiers begin to question the strange circumstances of his arrival. Kauffman must prove his worth before his past is uncovered. But doing so might cost the lives of his closest friends.
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Explicit Content …$3.99

KICK-ASS #3
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
You were wowed by the first two issues of this comic. But wait until you read issue three. Mark Millar (Civil War) and John Romita Jr (World War Hulk) only up the odds here and the pace is breathtaking. I read it weeks ago and I'm still having nightmares. Never have I seen such sickening violence sold to readers in the name of entertainment. If it wasn’t selling so well we’d have to stop publishing this monster. Follow Dave’s journey from zero to hero as he becomes a youtube celebrity. He sure kicked the ass of those drop-outs, didn’t he? Join us this issue where he inspires others to dress up and hurt people.
32 PGS./Mature …$2.99

ULTIMATE HULK VS. IRON MAN: ULTIMATE HUMAN PREMIERE HC
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Penciled by CARY NORD
Cover by CARY NORD
It’s the Ultimate war between the Hulk and Iron Man! Desperate for a cure to his dark disease, scientist Bruce Banner begs Tony Stark for a release from the curse of the Hulk! Stark agrees, but in the midst of the experimentation, something goes horribly wrong. And you know what happens next: man and monster collide! Be there as writer Warren Ellis (ULTIMATE GALACTUS) begins his next Ultimate epic –joined by amazing artist Cary Nord (Conan)! Collecting ULTIMATE HUMAN #1-4.
96 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2015-5
Trim size: standard

X-MEN: MESSIAH COMPLEX HC
Written by ED BRUBAKER, MIKE CAREY, CRAIG KYLE, CHRIS YOST
& PETER DAVID
Penciled by MARC SILVESTRI, BILLY TAN, CHRIS BACHALO, HUMBERTO RAMOS & SCOT EATON
Cover by MARC SILVESTRI
The biggest event to hit the X-Men in ten years is here! Just when it looked like there was no possibility of a future for mutants, hope arrives. But the X-Men aren’t there to meet it – the Marauders and Purifiers beat them to it. Now the race is on to get the first new mutant since HOUSE OF M! Collecting X-MEN MESSIAH COMPLEX one-shot, UNCANNY X-MEN #492-494, X-MEN #205-207, NEW X-MEN #44-46 and X-FACTOR #25-27.
352 PGS./Rated T+ …$39.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2899-1
Trim size: oversized

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 2 PREMIERE HC
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by STEVE EPTING
Covers by ALEX ROSS & STEVE EPTING
THE NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA FIGHTS FOR THE HEART OF HIS COUNTRY IN A CITY GONE INSANE! The Red Skull's master plan kicks into motion, and chaos begins to take hold of the US, with only one man to stand in its way – but is he up to the task? Guest-starring the Falcon, Iron Man and the Black Widow! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA #31-36.
160 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2850-2
Trim size: standard
Captain America: The Death of Captain America Vol.2 Premiere HC DM Only Variant
160 PGS./Rated T+…$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3241-7

MARVEL ZOMBIES: DEAD DAYS HC
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN, MARK MILLAR & REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by SEAN PHILLIPS, GREG LAND, MITCH BREITWEISER & FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
At last – experience the birth of the Marvel Zombies as told by the creative team of the best-selling limited series, and then witness their rise as they attempt to slake their hunger across two universes! First, Kirkman and Phillips pull out all the stops as they reveal the secret story of the day the Marvel Heroes became brain-eating monsters! Next, follow the Marvel Zombies into the pages of Millar and Land’s ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR! Reed Richards has used his scientific genius to contact an Earth in a surprisingly familiar parallel dimension – and he's ready to visit! But nothing could have prepared him for the world he’s about to enter! And when the zombiefied FF escape from their Baxter Building prison in the wake of Dr. Doom’s return, get ready for the deadly debut of the Frightful Four! Finally, get out the hot sauce, True Believer – it’s slobberin’ time! In Hudlin and Portela’s BLACK PANTHER, the mainstream Marvel Universe’s New Fantastic Four just made a wrong turn on the dimensional super highway – and they’ve landed in the middle of Zombie-verse! And if that weren’t bad enough, they’ve parked their butts on that universe’s Skrull Planet! 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 de’ourve for Zombie Galacti and Zombie Skrulls intent of eating the entire universe! Collecting MARVEL ZOMBIES: DEAD DAYS; ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #21-23 and #30-32, and BLACK PANTHER #28-30.
256 PGS./Parental Advisory …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3232-5
Trim size: oversized

WOLVERINE: THE DEATH OF WOLVERINE PREMIERE HC
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM & JASON AARON
Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Following up on plot threads left over from CIVIL WAR: WOLVERINE, this new story promises to take Marvel's feral mutant to the limit – and beyond! With Wolverine reduced to a brain-dead vegetable, you'd think that was the end of Wolverine's adventures – but it's actually just the beginning of Wolverine's greatest challenge yet. Guest-starring Iron Man and Dr. Strange! Plus: Wendell Rayfield is a recently divorced, down-on-his-luck ex-cop who's looking down the business end of a 40 with no hope for the future and with demons from his past still haunting him at every turn. All he has going for him is his new job. A job that involves a very large machine gun, a hole in the ground, a certain hirsute mutant and several thousand bullets. We all know what damage Wolverine can do with his claws, but how dangerous can he really be when all he's able to do is talk? Wendell Rayfield is about to find out. Collecting WOLVERINE #56-61.
160 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2611-9
Trim size: standard

SHE-HULK: JADED PREMIERE HC
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by SHAWN MOLL
Cover by MIKE DEODATO
It's a new direction for the lean, green fighting machine as longtime HULK writer Peter David takes the helm of the world's most dangerous lawyer as she takes on the world's most dangerous job. Be here now…or She-Hulk Smash! Collecting SHE-HULK #22-27
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3222-6
Trim size: standard

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL VOL. 3: HUNTER HUNTED PREMIERE HC
Written by MATT FRACTION
Penciled by ARIEL OLIVETTI, CORY WALKER, SCOTT WEGENER & HOWARD CHAYKIN
Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
The reintroduction of a classic, brutal and bloodthirsty Kraven the Hunter! A bank robbery goes violently wrong – leaving the Rhino on the lam, running from the long arm of the law and, of course, the Punisher. As Frank Castle looks to settle the score with an old foe, the Hunter stalks the same prey, building himself the ultimate menagerie – a living, breathing super-human zoo! Add Spider-Man into this mix as the lone voice of sanity, and you've got chocolate and peanut butter with bullets dipped in it. Delicious! Violent! Explodey! Plus: With WORLD WAR HULK in full swing and New York shut off from the outside world, who's left to protect those left behind? Frank @#$%!@!* Castle, that's who – and he's none too thrilled. As the insatiable Mung the Inconceivable rampages alone through lower Manhattan, Frank and Clarke help a small band of refugees hold back his relentless onslaught. Collecting PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #12-17.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3021-5
Trim size: standard

PUNISHER: CIRCLE OF BLOOD PREMIERE HC
Written by STEVEN GRANT & JO DUFFY
Penciled by MIKE ZECK & MIKE VOSBURG
Cover by MIKE ZECK
The Punisher's in prison, but he can't complain...now the criminals have nowhere to run! But while he's in gray, his trademark black-and-white look's being used by an army out to wipe out the mob and anyone else in the way! Marvel's vicious veteran vigilante finds out who to kill and who to trust in his original miniseries! Collecting PUNISHER #1-5.
144 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2331-6
Trim size: standard
PUNISHER: CIRCLE OF BLOOD PREMIERE HC – VARIANT EDITION VOL. 11
144 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2668-3

ALL-NEW OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z VOL. 2 PREMIERE HC
Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, MICHAEL HOSKIN, ERIC J. MOREELS, DAVID WILTFONG, RONALD BYRD, SEAN MCQUAID, MARK O'ENGLISH, STUART VANDAL, MIKE FICHERA, MADISON CARTER, JACOB ROUGEMONT, AL SJOERDSMA, KYLE SIMS, CHRIS BIGGS & CHAD ANDERSON
Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
Continuing the most exciting and comprehensive Marvel handbook ever assembled! This twelve-volume guide to the Marvel Universe features more than 100 huge entries in each tome! This issue – from Blade to the Crooked World! Spotlighting people (Blink, Blob, Bullseye, Cable, Luke Cage, Cannonball, Captain America, Captain Britain, Captain Marvel, Carnage, Amadeus Cho, Citizen V, Colossus), teams (the Brotherhood, Circus of Crime), species (the Brood, Celestials), items (the Cosmic Cube) and more!
240 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3099-3
Trim size: standard

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 9: FIERCEST FOES DIGEST
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by CORY HAMSCHER
Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
The all-new, all-ages, all-action fun continues! It's wall-to-wall mayhem in the Mighty Marvel Manner with four original tales of everybody's favorite teenage wall-crawler! Featuring Doctor Octopus, the Green Goblin and Venom! Plus: Will Harry Osborn succumb to his family's evil legacy and don the guise of the Goblin? Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #33-36.
96 PGS./All Ages …$7.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2526-6

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS VOL. 5: SOME ASSEMBLING REQUIRED DIGEST
Written by JEFF PARKER & TY TEMPLETON
Penciled by CAFU, RONAN CLIQUET, CARLOS ALBERTO FERNANDEZ URBANO & STEPHAN MOLNAR
Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
Facing the foes no single super hero could withstand! When global threats surface, they must contend with the combined might of: Captain America! Storm! Iron Man! The Hulk! Giant-Girl! Wolverine! Spider-Man! It's all-ages action in the Mighty Marvel Manner featuring classic team members Hawkeye, the Vision, Hercules and Quicksilver! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #16-19.
96 PGS./All Ages …$7.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2530-3

MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK VOL. 2: DEFENDERS DIGEST
Written by PAUL BENJAMIN
Penciled by DAVID NAKAYAMA & STEVE SCOTT
Cover by JUAN SANTACRUZ
The Green Goliath continues to smash his way through his own Marvel Adventures title! See how brilliant scientist Bruce Banner was cursed to transform into the rampaging Hulk! Dr. Strange, the Silver Surfer and Namor all arrive on the scene, concluding in an all-new Defenders team-up adventure! Most important, thrill to the Hulk smashing everything in sight! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #5-8.
96 PGS./All Ages …$7.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2643-0

SECRET INVASION: THE INFILTRATION TPB
Written by STAN LEE, BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, BRIAN REED & DAN SLOTT
Penciled by JACK KIRBY, JIM CHEUNG, LEINIL YU, MARK BAGLEY, MICHAEL GAYDOS & DAVID MACK
Cover by LEINIL YU
Retrace the roots of THE INFILTRATION all the way back to the beginning of the Marvel Age of Heroes! First, in FANTASTIC FOUR #2 (1962), it’s a close encounter of the Skrull kind as four shape-changing aliens pose as Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Girl, the Thing and the Human Torch in an attempt to destroy the fledgling Fantastic Four! Then, flash-forward to the present day as the SECRET INVASION stands revealed in the pages of NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI, NEW AVENGERS, MIGHTY AVENGERS and AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE. Conspiracy. Paranoia. Betrayal. Who do you trust? Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #2, NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI #1 and #5, NEW AVENGERS #31-32 and #38-39, MIGHTY AVENGERS #7, and AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE ANNUAL #1.
232 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3231-8

HULK: PLANET HULK TPB
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN, AARON LOPRESTI, GRAY FRANK
& TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
Cover by LADRÖNN
A whole new world of hurt! Betrayed by Earth’s heroes and exiled into outer space, the man-monster Hulk has landed on the distant planet Sakaar, ruled by the tyrannical Red King. Sold into slavery, Hulk becomes the Green Scar, the planet’s mightiest gladiator – but his new masters get more than they bargained for when he forges a bond of brotherhood with his fellow fighters: crafty insectoid Miek, the horrific Brood, wise rock-man Korg, shadow warrior Hiroim, noble-born rebel Elloe and her loyal guardsman Skee. Together, these gladiators start a revolution that could change their entire world – or destroy it. It’s savage sci-fi fantasy by award-winning writer Greg Pak, guest-starring the Silver Surfer! Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK #92-105, PLANET HULK: GLADIATOR GUIDEBOOK, and material from AMAZING FANTASY #15 and GIANT-SIZE HULK #1.
416 PGS./Rated A …$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2012-4

FALLEN SON: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA TPB
Written by JEPH LOEB
Penciled by JOHN CASSADAY, DAVID FINCH, ED MCGUINNESS, JOHN ROMITA JR. & LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Where were you when Captain America died? Perhaps you were listening to the radio or reading the morning paper. Maybe you were surfing the web or on the phone with a friend. You were probably shocked, most likely thinking, “How could they? How could this happen to Cap?” And for a moment, you perhaps thought about all the ways the super soldier meant something to you. Something very real, very abiding. FALLEN SON: DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA follows the reaction of the legendary heroes' best friends and closest comrades as they struggle to work through the emotions stirred by the loss of their ally, and the stages of grief that make them confront the part they may have played in that loss. Wolverine. The Avengers. Hawkeye. Spider-Man. Iron Man. All have their own sense of loss, their own levels of grieving. This is their story. This is Cap’s story. This is our story. The story of a Fallen Son and the world he helped make a better place. Collecting FALLEN SON: WOLVERINE, FALLEN SON: AVENGERS, FALLEN SON: CAPTAIN AMERICA, FALLEN SON: SPIDER-MAN and FALLEN SON: IRON MAN.
128 PGS./Rated T+ …$13.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2842-7

WHAT IF?: CIVIL WAR TPB
Written by DAVID HINE, ED BRUBAKER, KEVIN GREVIOUX, CHRISTOS GAGE, GREG PAK, CHRISTOPHER YOST, JEFF PARKER
& PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by MARKO DJURDJEVIC, GUSTAVO, HARVEY TOLIBAO, JUAN SANTACRUZ, LARRY STROMAN, CLAYTON HENRY, FRED HEMBECK, LEONARD KIRK & RAFAEL SANDOVAL
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Marvel once again poses the question, "What If...?" What if Annihilus had not been defeated in the outskirts of our galaxy, and instead had brought his devastating alien armada to Earth? What if Iron Man had lost the Civil War? What If Captain America led all the heroes against the Superhuman Registration Act and Henry Gyrich became head of S.H.I.E.L.D. to take them down? What if the Hulk had landed on a peaceful planet, as the Marvel heroes had intended when they exiled him into space? Or Banner had landed on Sakaar instead of the Hulk? Or the Hulk's warrior bride, Caiera the Oldstrong, had come to Earth seeking vengeance instead of her husband? What if Vulcan had become Phoenix? And finally, what if Spider-Man and Wolverine became the most efficient two-man killing team in the world? Collecting WHAT IF? ANNIHILATION, CIVIL WAR, PLANET HULK, X-MEN and SPIDER-MAN VS. WOLVERINE.
120 PGS./Rated A …$ 16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3036-9

DAREDEVIL: HELL TO PAY VOL. 2 TPB
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MICHAEL LARK
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Things couldn't be going worse for Matt Murdock. Everything he thought he'd gotten back teeters on the edge of a precipice, ready to shatter all around him, as he fights a battle on both fronts of his life – in the courtroom and on the rooftops of Hell's Kitchen! Collecting DAREDEVIL #100-105.
208 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2815-1

BLACK PANTHER: LITTLE GREEN MEN TPB
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by FRANCIS PORTELA, ANDREA DIVITO & CAFU
Cover by BILLY TAN
Someone get them a road map! The New Fantastic Four have just taken another wrong turn on the dimensional superhighway – and this time, they’ve landed in the middle of a gang-war between machine-gun toting Skrulls! It's clobberin’ time – in the arena and in the streets, between the Gangsters and Panthers, and between the Fantastic Four and the elusive, malicious Golden Frogs! Gangsta-gangsta! Collecting BLACK PANTHER #31-34.
96 PGS./Rated T+ …$10.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2657-7

AVENGERS: KREE/SKRULL WAR TPB (NEW PRINTING)
Written by ROY THOMAS
Penciled by NEAL ADAMS, SAL BUSCEMA, & JOHN BUSCEMA
Cover by NEAL ADAMS & TOM PALMER
Back-to-press and fully restored by popular demand!
Caught in the crossfire, Earth has become the staging ground for a conflict of star-spanning proportions! For those eternal intergalactic enemies, the merciless Kree and the shape-changing Skrulls, have gone to war, and our planet is situated on the front lines! Can Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers, bring about an end to the fighting before humanity becomes a casualty of war? And what good are even a dozen super-powered champions against the vast military machines of two of the great empires of the cosmos? The key to victory lies with the expatriate Kree Captain Mar-Vell and his human host, honorary Avenger Rick Jones! Featuring the trend-setting artwork of Neal Adams, the KREE/SKRULL WAR is universally acknowledged as one of the finest and most important sagas in the Marvel canon.
224 PGS./Rated A …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3230-1

FANTASTIC FOUR: THE BEGINNING OF THE END TPB
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE, KARL KESEL & TOM BELAND
Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER, TOM GRUMMETT & JUAN DOE
Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
The original Fantastic Four is together again, just in time to cross paths with a hero who has traveled twenty years into the past in a desperate attempt to save his future from Reed Richards, the madman who is about to change the face of the planet. Oh, and the hero who has come back to save the world? His name is Doctor Doom. Plus: Diablo's back – more dangerous than ever as the potion-toting terrorist declares alchemical warfare on the FF! Making matter worse, the World's Greatest Imaginauts are becoming more and more tired, irritable, delirious...sick! Coincidence...or part of Diablo's nightmarish plan? And finally, Ben Grimm has been keeping a secret from his teammates for years. But when Reed, Sue and Johnny investigate, the mystery brings them to the tropics, face-to-face with an old nemesis and a monstrous creature known as…EL CHUPACABRAS!! All we can say is, "¡¡QUE EL MÍO SEA MARVEL!!" Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #525-526 and #551-553, and FANTASTIC FOUR: ISLA DE LA MUERTE!
168 PGS./Rated A …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2554-9

PENANCE: RELENTLESS TPB
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Penciled by PAUL GULACY
Cover by PAUL GULACY
From the pages of CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE and THUNDERBOLTS! Once he was a hero, now only a shell of Robbie Baldwin remains. As Penance, he begins a slow descent into madness: the most hated man in America, blamed for the disaster at Stamford, tortured by visions of his failure and obsessed with strange, seemingly meaningless numbers. A relentless pursuit begins... Collecting PENANCE: RELENTLESS #1-5.
120 PGS./Rated T+ …$13.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2857-1

HOWARD THE DUCK: MEDIA DUCKLING TPB
Written by TY TEMPLETON & STEVE GERBER
Penciled by JUAN BOBILLO, FRANK BRUNNER & ROGER LANGRIDGE
Cover by JUAN BOBILLO
Grab your guns and camcorders and start shooting, it's DUCK SEASON! Marvel's favorite furious fowl, Howard, and his faithful friend with benefits, Beverly, begin their journey to destroy the internet, radio and television – courtesy of Ty (SHE-HULK) Templeton and Juan (SHE-HULK) Bobillo. SEE Howard face mighty hunters with mighty guns on MeTube! SEE Beverly in nothing but fig leaves! SEE grown men dressed as bunnies! And who is that giant headed guy taking A.I.M. at our heroes? HINT: It starts with "MODO—" Just when you thought it was safe to read comics again…and Marvel has to do THIS?!? Collecting HOWARD THE DUCK #1-4, HOWARD THE DUCK #1 (1976) and material from CIVIL WAR: CHOOSING SIDES.
128 PGS./Rated A …$11.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2776-5

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS – MUTANT MAYHEM TPB
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by ROGER CRUZ, KEVIN NOWLAN, PAUL SMITH, MIKE ALLRED, NICK DRAGOTTA & COLLEEN COOVER
Cover by KEVIN NOWLAN
For millions of years, mankind’s place on Earth was unchallenged – until five young people paved the way for a new kind of human! While students at the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast and Iceman taught the world what it meant to be X-Men. These are the hidden stories of the team that laid the foundation of a mutant dynasty! Featuring Sue Storm, the Fantastic Four’s Invisible Girl; a trip to Monster Island; and a road trip...Hank and Bobby-style! Plus: 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! Collecting X-MEN: FIRST CLASS (2007) #1-5 and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS SPECIAL.
152 PGS./Rated A …$13.99

X-MEN: EMPEROR VULCAN TPB
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Penciled by PACO DIAZ
Cover by BILLY TAN
It's brother versus brother and the outcome could decide the fate of billions. UNCANNY X-MEN: RISE AND FALL OF THE SHI'AR EMPIRE continues here! Vulcan is the Shi'Ar Emperor and Havok is leading the rebellious Starjammers. But who is really right and who is really wrong? Collecting X-MEN:
EMPEROR VULCAN #1-5.
120 PGS./Rated T+ …$13.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2551-8

NEW MUTANTS CLASSIC VOL. 3 TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by BILL SIENKIEWICZ & BOB MCLEOD
Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
The New Mutants face a demon menace and befriend an alien misfit! A rock concert pulls them into the orbit of a multi-galaxy music star, then the team, with Cloak and Dagger, is drawn into a deadly exchange program...of super-powers! Plus: Hellfire Club intrigue and early steps on the path of reformation by Magneto! Action, romance, family reunions and a fairy tale! Anything else? Oh, right, guest-starring the X-Men! Collecting NEW MUTANTS #18-25 and ANNUAL #1.
256 PGS./Rated A …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3119-9

DEADPOOL VS. THE MARVEL UNIVERSE TPB
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA & REILLY BROWN
Penciled by REILLY BROWN
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
With his best pal gone, Deadpool continues his trek through time and space, spreading friendship and mercenary whoop-&*$ throughout the cosmos. Featuring titanic team-ups with Wolverine, Captain America, Dr. Strange, Brother Voodoo, Ka-Zar and the Fantastic…Eight?! And in the unforgettable series finale, the dreaded Venom Symbiote has multiplied, and made some new friends of the prehistoric variety, giving the Merc with a Mouth his final opportunity to prove himself the ultimate hero – or the ultimate villain! Guest-starring Spider-Man! The Fantastic Four! The Mighty Avengers! And of course, those lovable goons from Agency X! Collecting CABLE & DEADPOOL #43-50.
192 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2524-2

DEADPOOL CLASSIC VOL. 1 TPB
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA, ROB LIEFELD, MARK WAID & JOE KELLY
Penciled by ROB LIEFELD, JOE MADUREIRA, IAN CHURCHILL, LEE WEEKS, KEN LASHLEY & ED MCGUINNESS
Cover by ROB LIEFELD
He's the Merc with a Mouth, the Assassin with Elan, the Wryest Wisecracker of the Weapon X Program, now in a collection of his earliest sagas! Deadpool, with sidekick Weasel in tow, sets out on a quest for romance, money and mayhem – not necessarily in that order – only to learn he's being hunted by an enemy he killed years before! As if that isn't enough, the Juggernaut crashes into the action, and it's the unstoppable vs. the un-shut-up-able! But all may not be lost if the sultry Siryn can inject a little sanity into the proceedings! Will Deadpool be steered toward a better life by his new heartthrob, or stay the chaotic course he's set for himself? The answer is Yes! Guest-starring the New Mutants, Banshee, Sasquatch and more! Collecting NEW MUTANTS #98, DEADPOOL: THE CIRCLE CHASE #1-4, DEADPOOL (1994) #1-4 and DEADPOOL (1997) #1.
256 PGS./Rated A …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3124-3