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Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000


Following are Marvel Comics' solicitations for March, with information coming from the company.


Written by Carlos Pacheco and Jeph Loeb, art and cover by Pacheco and Jesus Merino.

Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman and the Thing -- ambushed in the Negative Zone. The Human Torch -- trapped back on Earth. Hellscout -- a new Marvel superstar... but is he here to help or hurt the Fantastic Four?

32 pages, $2.25.

THOR #35

Written by Dan Jurgens, art by Andy Kubert and Scott Hanna, cover by Kubert.

While Thor battles the Shi'Ar powerhouse known as Gladiator, the Troll army attacks Asgard. Plus: another much-requested character makes a sinister return.

48 pages, $2.99.


Written by Christopher Prieset, art by Norm Breyfogle, cover by Sal Velluto and Bob Almond.

Captain America guests-stars as the Black Panther is put on trial. It's the perfect time for new readers to jump onboard as T'Challa stands before the National Security Council. At stake: the citizenship of Everett K. Ross-and the Panther's right to walk on American soil.

32 pages, $2.50.


Written by Erik Larsen and Kurt Busiek, cover by Larsen and Klaus Janson.

Pluto is going to use the power of Valkyrie to resurrect an army of the dead and overrun the Earth -- unless Nighthawk and Hellcat can stop him.


Written by Frank Tieri, art by Alitha Martinez and Mark Pennington.

The grand finale to "Remote Control." The mystery villain stands revealed -- and Tony Stark will never be the same.

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Dan Jurgens, art by Jurgens and Bob Layton, cover by Jurgens.

Why is Sharon Carter spying on Connie Ferrari and Steve Rogers? Whatever happened to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier that was hijacked by the Red Skull? And why in the world would we bring back Batroc the Leaper? All the answers are revealed here.

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Peter David, art and cover by Jim Starlin and Al Milgrom.

Thanos calls upon Captain Marvel -- and special guest-star Thor -- to undertake a life-threatening mission. But why would Genis and the thunder god agree to work for the fiend who almost obliterated the universe? And will it be Rick Jones' life that's forever changed?

32 pages, $2.50.


Written by Erik Larsen, Eric Stephenson and Jeph Loeb, art by Keith Giffen, Ron Frenz, Larsen, Joe Sinnott and Bruce Timm.

Continuing Marvel's star-studded celebration of the Fantastic Four's 40th Anniversary. It's more wild action in the Mighty Marvel Manner guest-starring the X-Men, Captain America, the Falcon and Dr. Doom.

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Sean McKeever, art by Kyle Hotz and Eric Powell, cover by Hotz.

It's a journey into the psyche of the child-like savage Hulk. What makes the big green guy tick? Find out in this offbeat, introspective issue. And when a super-villain sets out to make one last score, how will an encounter with the jade giant alter his plans?

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Fabian Nicieza, art by Mark Bagley and Greg Adams, cover by Bagley and Al Vey.

The riddle of Scourge has led the Thunderbolts to the doorstep of the person pulling all the strings. But to pass through that door, the team must first endure a trial by fire. And should they make it through, the T-Bolts as you know them will end. It's time for the book to transform once again.

48 pages, $2.99.


Written by Kurt Busiek, art and cover by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer.

Trouble times three! In Greece, the Hulk threat can only be stopped by the unexpected help of... Bruce Banner? Meanwhile, in New York, Silverclaw fights a desperate battle against the cause of this catastrophe! Finally, at an undisclosed location, two of the Avengers' greatest foes toast the opening salvo in their campaign against Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Jimmy Palmiotti, art by Anthony Williams and Andy Lanning, cover by Steve Dillon and Palmiotti.

Deadpool faces off against the Mercy Sisters, two brand new assassins... of the Catholic school girl variety? Who are these expert killers and what's their gripe with Wade Wilson?

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Alex Ross and Jim Krueger, art by Doug Braithwaite, painted cover by Ross.

The strange saga of Marvel's alternate future continues. Thor, Captain Marvel, the Hulk and the X-Men come face-to-face with the Black Panther as they search for the Cosmic Cube! Meanwhile, the all-new Monster Generation appears. Plus: who is Mr. Church?

32 pages, $3.50.


Written by Kurt Busiek, art by George Perez and Al Vey.

Ultron's assault from Avengers (Vol. 3) #19 - #22 (plus the rare Wizard #0 issue) is reprinted in one volume. The awful automaton known as Ultron returns -- and blows away Slorenia.

112 pages, $14.95.


By various.

Both the return of the Squadron Supreme and the four-part "Live Kree or Die" saga are collected under one cover as Marvel reprints Avengers #5-7, Iron Man #7, Captain America #8, Quicksilver #10 and the Avengers 1998 Annual.

304 pages, $24.95.



Written by Jeph Loeb, art and cover by Tim Sale.

As a young boy, Matt Murdock gained superhumanly enhanced senses in an accident that also robbed him of his sight. But when his father was gunned down by gangsters, Murdock would use his strange gifts to fight crime as the costumed hero, Daredevil. Every comic book fan knows this story... or do they? Now it's time to discover the story behind the story.

32 pages, $3.50.


Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by David Mack, cover by Joe Quesada and Mack.

As Daily Bugle reporter Ben Urich grows closer to the disturbed boy named Timmy, he discovers a strange connection linking the child to an obscure super-villain-and to Daredevil.

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Eduardo Barreto and Nelson DeCastro, cover by Trent Kaniuga.

The Marvel Knights welcome their newest member: Luke Cage, Power Man. But why will this latest addition cause conflict within the group? And what awaits Cage on his first mission?

32 pages, $2.99.



Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Mark Bagley and Art Thibert, cover by Bagley.

For the first time-it's Spider-Man vs. his greatest foe, the Green Goblin. In the skies above Midtown High, the fledgling Spider-Man battles for his life against his very first super-villain: the grotesque Green Goblin. And in the awful aftermath, Harry Osborn will reveal a horrifying secret.

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Howard Mackie, art by Lee Weeks and Scott Hanna, cover by Weeks.

Writer Howard Mackie ends his run on the Web-Slinger by wrapping up storylines. Mary Jane. Ben Reilly. The baby. The "stalker". These are the topics that readers refuse to let die-but which will be answered? The action continues in Peter Parker: Spider-Man #29 And Amazing Spider-Man 2001.

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Tom DeFalco, art and cover by Pat Olliffe.

The Steel Spider strikes. Meanwhile, Mary Jane has a surprising confrontation with Normie Osborn-and Peter Parker visits his old pal J. Jonah Jameson. All this, plus an appearance by the American Dream.

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Fabian Nicieza, art by Steve Rude and Bob Wiacek, painted cover by Rude.

Spider-Man is totally outmatched when the thuggish Hammerhead drinks the Eternity Formula and transforms into something well beyond human. And whose side with the lethal Lizard pick?

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Paul Jenkins, art by Charlie Adlard and Dan Green, cover by Kaare Andrews.

Mary Jane. Ben Reilly. The baby. The "stalker". These are the topics that readers refuse to let die-but which will be answered? Writer J. Michael Straczynski is coming to the Spider-verse next month, the stage is being cleared now in this three-part shocker. Continued in Peter Parker: Spider-Man 2001.

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Howard Mackie, art by Joe Bennett and Sandu Florea.

The future of Peter Parker is decided here. Spider-Man faces his future and his past head-on when a surprise turns his life upside down. But what does fate hold for the wall-crawler? Life? Love? Happiness?

48 pages, $2.99.


Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Phil Hester.

The spanking new Spider-Man has already encountered one green menace (of the Goblin kind) -- but nothing could prepare him for the car-throwing, street-smashing jade giant. It's mass mayhem as the fledgling hero desperately attempts to stop the city-wide rampage of the gamma-spawned beast. the U.S. Army is on the man-monster's case too.

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Bagley.

Marvel collects issues Ultimate Spider-Man #1-7.

192 pages, $14.95.



Written by Ben Raab, art by Pablo Raimondi and Jason Martin, cover by Raimondi.

Captain Britain's arch-nemesis has stolen the ultimate power in the universe right from Brian Braddock's hands. Can even the last surviving members of the Captain Britain Corps stop him before it's too late?

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Howard Mackie, art by Ron Lim and Andrew Pepoy, cover by Michael Golden.

The Mutant X world goes to war. Canada and the United States bomb each other, and the Earth's atmosphere collapses. And if that isn't enough, we'll also reveal the startling truth about Captain America -- and introduce The Six's final nemesis. The story continues into Mutant X 2001.

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Scott Lobdell, art by Salvador Larroca and Tim Townsend, cover by Ian Churchill.

"Eve of Destruction," part one. The X-Men square off against Magneto in a war that will restructure the X-world. Magneto has proclaimed his intended dominance over mankind-and Genosha is on the cusp of starting World War III. His rallying point? The battered body of Charles Xavier bound in the center of Hammer Bay. Meanwhile, beneath the streets of the capital city, Wolverine and a mystery partner work together to stop the Master of Magnetism from unleashing an entire nation of mutates upon the rest of the world. But can Logan trust the decidedly edgier ally? And, while that unlikely duo faces overwhelming odds, Jean Grey must do everything in her power to locate a handful of new mutants to enlist their aid in the battle against Genosha. The action continues in X-Men #112.

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by John Byrne, art by Byrne and Tom Palmer, cover by Byrne.

The final story arc begins. Who is Tad Carter and what does he want with Lorna Dane?

32 pages, $2.50.


Written by Robert Weinberg, art and cover by Michael Ryan.

What is Cable's biggest problem, his deteriorating relationship with the X-Men, or the group of anarchist mutants know as the Dark Sisterhood?

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Scott Lobdell, art by Georges Jeanty and Sean Parsons, cover by J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray.

What will Bishop and Gambit do when faced with making the ultimate sacrifice? And what will they do when forced to take down their shocking foe?

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Brian Woods, art by Steve Pugh, cover by Art Adams.

Last issue. What's going to happen to Jubilee, Chamber, Husk, Skin, M, Banshee and Emma Frost? Their fates are on the line as the series end.

48 pages, $2.99.


Written by Scott Lobdell, art by Trevor McCarthy, cover by Andy Kubert.

In the heart of the Negative Zone, Blink and her first love make their last stand against the legions of Blastaar. And if they fail, the Age of Apocalypse will be destroyed; How will this lead to the new Blink series? Find out in the mini-series' conclusion.

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Mark Miller, art by Adam Kubert and Art Thibert, cover by Kubert.

Which mutant will leave the X-Men? In the wake of the team's first big mission, Professor Xavier's students are on the verge of mutiny. One of them has been left in a coma, one of them has been emotionally crushed-and one will leave the group in anger. And, in the midst of these crises, Magneto's first major assault on humanity looms on the horizon.

32 pages, $2.25.

X-MAN #75

Written by Steven Grant, art by Enrique Alcatena, cover by Ariel Olivetti.

The Anti-Man has come from deep space to fully unleash the unsuspected potential hidden in humans and mutants alike. Only Nate Grey stands in his way, but is the X-Man willing to sacrifice everything-even the future-to stop him?

48 pages, $2.99.

X-MEN #112

Written by Scott Lobdell, art by Leinil Yu and Mark Morales, cover by Yu.

"Eve of Destruction," part 2. Wolverine and a mystery partner fight side-by-side in the bowels of Genosha. But sparks always fly between the X-Men-especially when they discover that the Genoshan Underground Resistance has already been wiped out, leaving them completely alone in the most deadly enemy territory.

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Scott Lobdell, art by Cary Nord and Mark Lipka, cover by J.H> Williams III and Mick Gray.

The mini-series' finale. Who has been stalking Bishop and Gambit since they first escaped from the X-Mansion? What grand scheme have these two X-Men unwittingly been a part of? And will either of them survive the final confrontation with their adversary?

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Howard Mackie, art by James Fry, cover by Michael Golden.

Continued from Mutant X #31 -- the end is near. One by one, the Mutant X world's most powerful heroes are falling. Only one person is capable of saving both the planet of The Six and his world. His name is Havok.

48 pages, $2.99.


Written by Frank Tieri, art by Sean Chen and Norm Rapmund, cover by Chen.

Logan becomes Public Enemy #1 when he sees his face plastered across every TV screen in the nation-as an accused murderer. Plus: Sabretooth receives an ominous offer from an acquaintance both he and Wolverine hoped they'd never see again. 32 pages, $2.25.

X-FORCE #114

No information available.

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Fabian Nicieza, art and cover by Kevin Maguire.

In a bizarre alternate future, Manhattan has been transformed into a prison for mutants. So where does the sentient machine known as Prosh send his group of X-Men?

32 pages, $3.50.

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