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Wednesay, March 27, 2002


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



Written by Judd Winick, art by Mike McKone and Jon Holdredge, cover by McKone, Mark McKenna and Jose Villarrubia.

The Exiles tremble before the might of Dr. Doom! Or do they? What would cause the Exiles to team up with the most deadly villain of any reality? Let's put it this way: if they don't, they'll be forced to join the rest of this reality's Earth sleeping with the fishes! Plus: Mimic gets a chance to shine -- but with this title, is that a good thing or a bad thing?

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Joe Casey, art and cover by Sean Phillips.

Will Nightcrawler quit the X-Men? Beseiged by nightmares that threaten to jeopardize his place in the X-Men, Kurt Wagner takes refuge with an old friend from his past. But when his teammates finally find him, will Nightcrawler return to the Xavier Institute?

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Shawn Martinbrough.

Continuing a look into the ubran myth that is spreading across America: where lurk the Morlocks? The pact the underground mutants made begins to fall apart when one of them goes too far against humanity. As the Chicago Police invade their home, one of the Morlocks reveals their ultimate sin while another finds salvation in the most unlikely of places.

32 pages, $2.50.


Written by Karl Bollers, art and cover by Trent Kaniuga.

Think all mutants wear flashy costumes and have goofy codenames? Think again.

32 pages, $2.50.

NEW X-MEN #127

Written by Grant Morrison, art by Igor Kordey.

His face is hidden behind an iron mask. His brain is a star. His power is incalculable. He's Xorn -- the strangest X-Man ever! Who is he... how does he relate to the world... and what does he hope to gain by joining the X-Men?

32 pages, $2.25.

CABLE #106

Written by Darko Macan, art by Mike Huddleston and John Stanisci, cover by Igor Kordey.

In Kazakhstan, Cable encounters a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent on her first mission, and her reaction to this wanted international terrorist isn't what you would have predicted! When things go bad, though, Cable -- who's still struggling to control his mutant powers after issue #100 -- reacts in a way that you really wouldn't have predicted! And as a bonus, this funky tale also answers the question: what good are Golden Age comics, anyway?

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Dan Jolley, art by Greg Scott, cover by Tony Harris.

When Victor Creed -- the vicious, fast-healing mutant hitman with adamantium bones and claws -- accidentally interrupts a murder, things go from bad to worse in a hurry. With mysterious, indestructible soldiers determined to kill him, Creed's only clue is their gorgeous blonde target. Prepare for a trip to the wild side as writer Dan Jolley exposes the dark soul of this infamous villain.

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Matt Nixon, art by Dan Fraga and Lary Stucker, cover by Sean Chen.

Summoned by Father Braun (the priest from Wolverine Annual 2001), Wolverine is informed of a devious plan against not only the population of the U.S., but the entire world. Will Logan and Braun pass the test of the mysterious man known as Dogma? What is his evil plan and how high into the Church does the conspiracy go?

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Chris Claremon, art by Salvador Larroca, cover by Larroca and Liquid!.

As the X-treme team attempt to rescue Storm from the clutches of Khan, things go horribly wrong. Thankfully, the living computer, Sage, is there to counterpunch. Or is she? The stakes rise and tensions build as Marvel races towards the conclusion of "Invasion From Dimension X."

32 pages, $2.99.

NEW X-MEN #128

Written by Grant Morrison, art by Igor Kordey, cover by Ariel Olivetti.

In a search for clues about her growing telekinetic strength, Professor X and Jean Grey jet off to Paris to probe the boundaries of Marvel Girl's Phoenix Force. Meanwhile, back at the Institute, while the cat is away, Emma Frost makes her big move on Cyclops.

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Mark Millar, art by Andy Kubert and Danny Miki, cover by Kubert.

The X-Men World Tour concludes. The frenzied field trip comes to a spectacular climax as four of our beleagured mutants fight for their lives against the greatest threat yet. Plus: A new member debuts.

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Matt Nixon, art by Dan Fraga and Lary Stucker, cover by Sean Chen and Norm Rapmund.

"The Shadow Pulpit" Part 2 of 2. Wolverine and Father Braun continue their quest to put an end to a scheme that may very well bring the world to its knees. What will Logan do with the evil Dogma in his path? And who is the evil mastermind behind the whole plan?

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Gail Simone, art and cover by Udon.

The Taskmaster stops by as Deadpool faces his most deadly adversary ever -- his own head. Will Deadpool's own insanity lead to his undoing? Plus: The Taskmaster stops by for a visit, and a warning, about 'Pool's newest archenemy, the Black Swan. But who could possibly scare the pants off of two of Marvel's most deadly assassins?

32 pages, $2.25.

X-FORCE #129

Written by Peter Milligan, art and cover by Duncan Fegredo.

Still reeling from the death of one of their most famous - and beloved - members, the team faces an ever bleaker future: they're about to lose something even worse.

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Devin Grayson, art annd cover by Udon.

When the high-flying Angel is kidnapped by the underground-dwelling Morlocks, it's up to Storm to zoom into the sewers, overcome her claustrophobia, and fight for his freedom.

32 pages, $2.25.



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

Beginning a new story that'll have fans of the Clone Saga doing flips. Spider-Girl's super hero life gets ever more complicated as her dad reassumes his costumed identity as Spider-Man -- just as Kaine suddenly appears on the scene! Plus: heretofore hidden facts surrounding Mayday's kidnapping when she was just a baby. Guest-starring the all-new Scarlet Spider.

32 pages, $2.50.


Written by Ron Zimmerman, art by Al Rio and Sandu Florea, cover by Joe Quesada.

Get Shorty meets The Player in this five-issue series that dishes the dirt on the dark underbelly of show biz. Plus: In addition to an all-new 23-page story, this issue also features the 25-page "You Can Call Me Al" serial that ran in the May Marvel titles Alyosha Kravinoff -- a.k.a. the son of "Kraven the Hunter" -- is the kind of guy that boys love to hate and girls hate to love. Trouble in leopard-skin boots, a six thousand dollar suit, and with a killer smile. Indeed, with his movie-star looks, heightened senses, razor-sharp tongue and 30-million dollar inheritance, you'd think that Al Kravinoff would be living The Life. But in reality, he's running a family legacy that makes him the first of his bloodline not to be obsessed with the death and destruction of a certain wall-crawler. Where to funnel that excess energy? Kraven is about to dive in the great fountain of all dreams, and swim with its many sharks. And god help the sleazebag producers, self-absorbed movie stars and hired goons who get in his path. Hollywood has seen its fair share of players, but no one plays the game like Kraven. Kraven wants to make a movie. And what Kraven wants, Kraven gets.

48 pages, $2.99.


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

Peter Parker's life is sent in a downward spiral when Norman Osborn and his evil alter-ego return. Meanwhile, Peter's relationship with bad girl Gwen Stacy takes a shocking twist -- one that may have serious repercussions for Mary Jane. Plus: a surprise appearance by an enigmatic figure straight from the pages of The Ultimates!.

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by J. Michael Straczynski, art by John Romita Jr. and Scott Hanna, cover by Jason Pearson.

Another new issue of wall-crawling goodness.

32 pages, $2.99.


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

With the Green Goblin out of Spider-Man's way, Peter Parker grows closer to Harry Osborn - and to Harry's friend Gwen Stacy. Sometimes it seems as if Peter's biggest problem is how to get his boss, J. Jonah Jameson of the Daily Bugle, to pay him enough money to afford to take Gwen out on a date. And other times, it seems as if avoiding the hoofs of the Rhino might be more pressing.

32 pages, $3.50.


Written by Greg Rucka, art and cover by Scott Sava.

Dr. Curt Connors' attempts to better himself and the world around him only turned him -- literally -- into the monster known as the Lizard. But there are worse monsters out there. Some walk on two legs and hide behind a maze of red tape and bureacracy. And then there are other still more sinister -- others like the Yith.

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Paul Jenkins, art by Humberto Ramos and Wayne Faucher, cover by Ramos.

Last we saw Spider-Man, he was left battered and bruised by the hands of the Green Goblin. Now the Goblin's plan starts to unfold as he goes after someone very close to Peter. And by the end of this issue, that person's life will never be the same.

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Ron Zimmerman, art by Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos, cover by J. Scott Campbell and Tim Townsend.

Tonight Show host Jay Leno makes his Marvel Comics debut in this special 64-page one-shot. Cruel fate descends on the wall-crawler is forced -- thanks to a star-studded celebrity fundraising auction -- to spend a weekend camping trip with his number one nemesis: J. Jonah Jameson. And for this odd couple, ticks, coyotes and bears may be the least of their problems. It seems that someone with a burning hatred for both of them sees an opportunity to take out two birds with one stone. Yes, the Scorpion is back -- and he's madder than ever.

64 pages, $4.95.


Written, art and cover by Paul Pope.

Thirteen-year-old Heather has a severe crush on a certain web-spinning super hero that's got her father climbing the walls - literally. Seems Heather's old man has a few exoskeletons in his closet that he'd just as soon put to use squashing his archrival -- and what time is better than the present?

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Kevin Smith, art and cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson.

The mysterious disappearance of an old friend brings Felicia Hardy to the Big Apple in search of answers. But, as luck would have it, a certain web-slinger -- who also happens to be her ex-lover -- is following the same trail! How long will it take before they do some... catching up?

32 pages, $2.99.



Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Michael Gaydos, cover by David Mack.

A special stand-alone issue. Why does the one and only J. Jonah Jameson want Jessica for a job? And can she work for scum like him? This special stand-alone issue features full-painted art by Michael Gaydos and a unique illustrated-text format.

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Greg Rucka, art by Igor Kordey, cover by Greg Horn.

Deep in Moscow's sexual underground, the young Black Widow must chase down a stone-cold killer. But is this just another game to the killer -- or something deeper?

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Kyle Hotz and Eric Powell, cover by Hotz.

Discovering the true power of his recently acquired apparel, small time hoodlum Parker Robbins steps up to the big leagues of costumed villainy! But the young man soon learns that there are downsides to his new career- as in the attention of the FBI, the anger of the mob, and the jealousy of competing super-criminals (including some classic Marvel villains as readers have never seen them before).

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Christopher Hinz, art by Steve Pugh, cover by Tim Bradstreet.

Blade hunts down the vampires responsible for Fofo's missing fingers, but someone's fingered Blade instead, and now the assassins from the Seven are lying in wait for the Daywalker. In the midst of all this, Blade learns he has a chance to become fully human - but will he take it?

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Brian Azzarello, art and cover by Richard Corben.

Cage has got a major skeleton in his closet. A skeleton that someone's about to dig up, dust off, and lay on the table. Question is, when they do, can Cage ante up?

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Steve Gerber, art by Phil Winslade, cover by Glenn Fabry.

Howard goes to Hell, where he and God have it out -- once and for all -- over a beer. You won't want to miss "Creator's Rights."

32 pages, $2.99.



Written by Greg Rucka, art by Carlo Pagulayan and Danny Miki, cover by Greg Horn.

She's faced death and killed dozens of men -- but readers have never seen Elektra like this before. Someone has cut her off from her livelihood, and she'll have to find out who it is -- that is, if she doesn't go mad first.

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Greg Rucka and Peter Gross, art by Gross, Greg Horn and Ryan Kelly, cover by Glenn Fabry.

First, Greg Rucka and Greg Horn unite to present an Elektra tale with full CGI art. Then, the Eisner-Award-nominated team of Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly swing the spotlight on Cloak & Dagger.

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by John Ney Rieber, art and cover by John Cassaday.

With hundreds of people held hostage in a small town, Captain America must make a fateful decision -- one that will forever change his role in the world.

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Garth Ennis, art by Steve Dillon, cover by Tim Bradstreet.

The guys who made Preacher a best-selling book are back for another round. This time, they're taking Frank Castle to South America, where he must rescue a mafia don from angry guerilla fighters. And -- oh, no -- what kind of romantic mess has Detective Soap got himself into this time?

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art and cover by Alex Maleev.

His life is in shambles -- now Daredevil has to pick up the pieces. In this startling issue, Matt Murdock must come to terms with an anger that threatens to consume him. Can his friends Ben Urich and Peter Parker help?

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by John Figueroa, art and cover by Alberto Ponticelli.

The Knights take to the high seas in a daring move to bring down the criminal empire of the plastic surgery-addicted European multi-billionaires known as the Brothers Grace. But, like cornered rats, the Brothers Grace become even more vicious when attacked -- and that is very, very vicious indeed.

32 pages, $2.99.



Written by Chuck Austen, art by David Finch and Art Thibert, cover by Finch.

Meet James MacDonald, a lieutenant fireman in Brooklyn, stationed right across the bridge from where the Twin Towers used to stand. MacDonald knows that, even with super heroes flying overhead, someone has to put out fires and respond to everyday emergencies. With modern-day gods making headlines, ordinary people must still put their life on the line for others. But what happens to these heroic individuals when that other world, the world of superpowered, supernatural beings touches the lives of these brave citizens? What happens when MacDonald must confront forces beyond his normal experience? Find out when all-new heroes step forward to answer The Call.

48 pages, $2.99.


Written by Bill Rosemann, art by Guy Davis, cover by Greg Horn.

Readers have seen Kat hunt for the truth on her turf, but are they ready to enter the world of The Judge? And what will they discover there that will bring them closer to solving his own murder?

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Karl Kesel, art by Stuart Immonen, cover by Gabriele Dell'orto.

The Thing grabs the spotlight as the FF goes bi-weekly. Ben Grimm returns to Yancy Street, as a mission of conscience draws the Thing back to his one-time home for an emotion-packed confrontation with his own past.

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Ben Dunn and Kevin Gunstone, art and cover by Dunn.

As Marvin Elwood faces the awesome cosmic powers he has inherited as the new teenage Captain Marvel, he -- along with the Royal Family of the Inhumans -- must battle through the giant planet-eating virus known as Galactus! Can they defeat Terrax, Nova, Gabriel and Firelord, the four terrifying sentinels who have sworn to defend the planet devouring entity?

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Scott Kolins and Andy Lanning.

Ben Grimm has bad luck. He never got the grades, he never got the girl and Cosmic Rays shoved the ugly stick down his throat. But where did this stroke of bad luck come from? Is it all in his head? Or has karma caught up with Aunt Petunia's nephew? And what does it all have to do with a carnival attended by the FF's strongman during his youth? Take a look behind Ben's bathroom door, find out just what's underneath those rocks of his and rediscover why the Thing is the coolest -- and grumpiest -- super hero on Earth.

32 pages, $2.99.

THOR #50

Written by Dan Jurgens, art by Tom Raney and Scott Hanna, cover by Raney.

This 64-page anniversary issue features three big stories -- and events that will (honestly) change Thor forever. In the lead story, the aftermath of Thor's conflict with Desak, Slayer of Gods, leads the Thunderer to make an awesome proclamation -- one so huge that this entire story is illustrated by Tom Raney exclusively in full-page images. In the second tale, penciled by Marvel Talent Search winner Deon Nuckols, the ramifications of Thor's decision upon the Gods of Asgard is illustrated in depth. And finally, Marvel Talent Search winning writer Jose Armenta and penciler Joe Bennett spin a Tale of Asgard that reveals the first time Thor was torn between the loyalties of man and the duties of godhood.

64 pages, $4.95.


Written by Fabian Nicieza, art and cover by Patrick Zircher and Al Vey.

Bi-weekly T-Bolts action begins here as Hawkeye leads Songbird and Plant-Man against the Masters of Evil! Double-crosses abound, but you just know the Avenging Archer will have the last trick up his sleeve... right? Oh yeah, and who the heck are Blackheath, Skein, Harrier and Amazon? Find out in part one of "Becoming Heroes."

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Christopher Priest, art by Sal Velluto and Bob Almond, cover by Velluto.

The cataclysmic conclusion to "Enemy of the State II." T'Challa and Iron Man enter into a no-holds-barred battle as time runs out on defeating XCon's nefarious coup d'etat attempt on the United States.

32 pages, $2.75.


Written by Bruce Jones, art by John Romita Jr. and Tom Palmer, cover by Kaare Andrews.

Hiding in plain sight in a roadside convenience store, the fugitive Dr. Bruce Banner finds himself caught abruptly between a gun-wielding madman, a constricting circle of local police, and dark, predatory forces with motives of their own -- in a contest of straining wills that demands only one grim resolve: The Hulk must become both savior and unbridled demon.

32 pages, $2.25.


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

Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Dr. Strange, Moondragon, Gamora, Pip the Troll and a new Adam Warlock scramble into action -- but will even this amount of power be effective against Thanos, the Mad Titan?

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Mike Grell, art by Michael Ryan and Sean Parsons, cover by Ryan.

Last month, Iron Man made a dramatic choice -- and this month, the fallout begins. Now, everything has changed for the cool exec with the heart of steel, as his competitors and the media circle like sharks -- and one man in particular sees his opportunity to put an end to the Golden Avenger.

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Kurt Busiek and Jo Duffy, art by Matt Haley and Dan Panosian, cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino.

Nighthawk and his allies have discovered the secret of how to restore The Order. However, it may be too late, as the Avengers, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and a host of others prepare for an all-out assault.

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Christina Z, art and cover by Mike Deodato Jr.

As the truth about the Brethren of the Blue Fist sends her life into a tailspin, the were-woman known as Tigra fights as never before to see justice done,

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Peter David, art by Chriscross and Anibal Rodriguez, cover by Chriscross.

Captain Marvel squares off against the Magus, while the fate of his friends hangs in the balance! Meanwhile, who the heck is Coven?

32 pages, $2.75.


Written by Adam Warren, art by Keron Grant, cover by Warren.

Kicking off a three-parter by writer Adam Warren and penciler Keron Grant. Something's not right with Ben Grimm, and the mysterious malady that's afflicted him threatens to send a rampaging Thing on a destructive melee throughout Manhattan. Mr. Fantastic is working on a cure -- but there's only so much longer that the Baxter Building can contain the unbounded fury of a rock-skinned tornado.

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Fabian Nicieza, art by Chris Batista and Rich Perotta, cover by Patrick Zircher and Al Vey.

Bi-weekly T-Bolts action continues as Baron Zemo leads the Thunderbolts on Counter-Earth. Everything is going great as the team becomes heroes on a world that desperately needs them -- saving lives, restoring hope... so why is the person who started them on this path -- Jolt -- thinking that she made a mistake? Find out in part one of "Becoming Villains."

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Kurt Busiek, art and cover by Kieron Dwyer and Rick Remender.

The aftermath of the Kang War: A vigil, a celebration, some rebuilding, a court martial, an unexpected loss -- and some goodbyes.

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Christopher Priest, art and cover by Jorge Lucas.

Caught in a temporal loop by King Solomon's brass frogs, the Black Panther and company suddenly find themselves in Alberdene, Texas -- in the year 1875. And as if that weren't bad enough, they're trapped with no apparent means to get home. Guest starring Rawhide Kid, Kid Colt, and The Two-Gun Kid.

32 pages, $2.75.


Written by Bruce Jones, art by Lee Weeks and Tom Palmer, cover by Kaare Andrews.

The hostage crisis goes from bad to worse as Bruce Banner's monstrous alter ego enters stage right with a vengeance! But that's exactly what Agent Pratt and his men wanted in the first place. See, they've got a special present for their green-skinned quarry.

32 pages, $2.25.


Written by Peter David, art by Dale Keown and Joe Weems, cover by Keown.

Journey into a far-flung future in which the only things living on the planet Earth are Bruce Banner, the Incredible Hulk, and cockroaches with attitude... all of whom are at each other's throats. It's the final Hulk story ever as "The Last Titan" finally comes to understand his reason for existence -- if only he can survive it. Said David: "It's about the relationship between the Hulk and Bruce Banner, and the final showdown between them. By the end of the story, Banner will have a number of revelations about why things happened the way they did -- why the Hulk was created, why he has suffered through all this."

48 pages, $5.95.


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

With our survival on the line, Thanos and Moondragon delve into Adam Warlock's damaged psyche. Meanwhile, Dr. Strange, Captain Marvel and Spider-Man continue their quest for answers as our reality draws closer to extinction.

32 pages, $2.99.


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

The wedding of King Britain and Medusa leads to a confrontation between the Wolverine of "Days of Future Past" and the Logan of Earth X. Meanwhile, the Punisher faces off against Jigsaw and the Kingpin -- as Captain America comes to a chilling realization.

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Mark Millar, art by Bryan Hitch and Andrew Currie, cover by Hitch.

The finale of the first story arc. The Ultimates are now international celebrities, but fame isn't all it's cracked up to be. Beseiged by emergencies, the team discovers how they fit into Tony Stark's plans -- as their many mysteries are revealed.

32 pages, $2.25.



By Garth Ennis, Steve Dillion and others, cover by Dillion.

A compilation collecting the entire 12-issue Marvel Knights limited series of 2000, plus the out-of-print Punisher Kills The Marvel Universe and Joe Quesada's story from Marvel Knights: Double Shot #1 -- all in one super-size hardcover, now with tons of behind-the-scenes extras. The scourge of the underworld returns to blast the dirtbags and dealers off the mean streets of New York City. Look for old friends, strangely changed enemies, and tons of trademark humor and ultra-violence.

352 pages, $34.95.


By Brian Michael Bendis and Michae Gaydos, cover by David Mack.

Collecting the first nine issue of Brian Michael Bendis's next hit -- the critically acclaimed, adult-themed crime series. Now with tons of behind-the-scenes extras. Meet Jessica Jones, a one-time, unsuccessful costumed super hero, who's now a self-destructive, chain-smoking, alcoholic with a mean inferiority complex. Jones is the owner and sole employee of Alias Investigations -- a small private-investigative firm specializing in superhuman cases. But this time, the former Avenger is in way over her head! Because, while working a missing-persons case, she unwittingly uncovers Captain America's secret identity. One murder later, Jones finds herself embroiled in a situation that's rapidly spinning out of control.

208 pages, $29.95.


Cover by Joe Quesada.

This all-new hardcover artbook spotlights the greatest illustrations, examines the most controversial decisions, and reveals the behind-the-scenes scandals of comics' greatest comeback. Out of the ashes of bankruptcy, Marvel reimagined the Spider-Man and X-Men franchise, attracted some of the industry's most talented -- and unique -- creators, and was the only major comics publisher to post growth in 2001. Presented here are the untold stories behind such moves as The House's decision to drop the Comics Code, the creation of its adult imprint, the truth behind Spider-Girl, its hotly debated "no-reprint" policy and the decision to reveal Wolverine's origin. Complimented by an assortment of sketches and iconic covers, Bill Jemas and Joe Quesada tell it like it is, like it was and like it will be! Plus, insights and observations from the creators that made the magic, like Jeph Loeb and Mark Millar.

144 pages, $25.99.



Written by Frank Tieri, art by Sean Chen and Georges Jenty, cover by J. H. Williams III.

The shadow-ops organization that transformed Logan into the world's most lethal killing machine returns -- and its mysterious new director has big plans for Wolverine! But when Logan rebuffs the reconstituted Weapon X program, management is forced to settle for second best. Enter... Deadpool? Unfortunately for Wade Wilson, his very first assignment may test the limits of his loyalty. Reprinting Wolverine #162-166, plus Deadpool: Agent of Weapon X #1-4.

240 pages, $21.99.


Written by Judd Winick, art by Mike McKone and Jim Calafiore, cover by McKone.

The quest continues as Blink's band struggles to survive their desperate directive to right the wrongs of the Marvel Multiverse -- including battles with the Hulk and Galactus. Collecting Exils #5-#11.

160 pages, $14.99.


Written by Grant Morrison, art by Frank Quitely, Ethan Van Sciver annd Igor Kordey, cover by Quitely.

As protesters lay siege to the Xavier Institute, Professor X lies in a coma -- trapped within the shattered form of his evil twin! Cassandra Nova, the psionic psychopath inhabiting Xavier's body, has returned to Earth -- with the might of the entire Shi'ar Imperium! Collecting New X-Men #118-126.

224 pages, $19.99.


Written by Marv Wolfma, art by Gene Colan, cover by John Romita and Gil Kane.

Dracula's name alone is enough to inspire nightmares. The legendary lord of the undead first appeared in the Marvel Universe in the 1970s -- and Tomb of Dracula, the most popular of The House's horror titles, lasted an astonishing seven years. Now it's time to experience the legend as Marvel collects the first 28 issues of the classic spooky series, plus Giant-Size Chillers #1.

592 pages, $14.99.


Written by Bruce Jones, art by John Romita Jr., cover by Kaare Andrews.

Blamed for the televised murder of a child, Bruce Banner and his brutish alter-ego become Public Enemy No. 1 -- hounded by society, hunted by the law, and targeted by a mysterious third party with a sinister agenda all its own -- one that cuts to the very heart of Banner's strange affliction.

144 pages, $12.99.


Written by Dan Jurgens, art by Stuart Immonen and Joe Bennet, cover by Ariel Olivetti.

Odin's heroic sacrifice has shaken the Eternal Realm to its very foundations -- and flipped the Thunder God's world upside-down! Now, Thor grapples with his new position and newfound power -- leaving Midgard bereft of its immortal defender. Collecting Thor #39-#44.

144 pages, $12.99.


Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art and cover by David Mack. painted cover by david mack

Meet Ben Urich, investigative reporter for the Daily Bugle. His current assignment: the media circus that is the murder trial of Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of Crime. So why is Urich spending all his time with the catatonic son of the two-bit costumed criminal called Leap Frog? And how is Daredevil connected to a child he doesn't even know?

96 pages, $9.99.


Written by Stan Lee, art and cover by Steve Ditko.

The second volume of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's classic run, collecting Amazing Spider-Man #11 - #20 ... and featuring the first appearance of the Green Goblin. The wise-cracking web-slinger faces off against a horde of deadly new villains: Mysterio, the Scorpion and Kraven the Hunter! Plus: Spidey's rematch with the maniacal Dr. Octopus, and the wall-crawler's first meetings with Daredevil and the Hulk.

224 pages, $49.99.


Written by various, art and cover by Gil Kane.

Joining the Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and John Romita in the annals of The House's history is one of the industry's most gifted artists: Gil Kane. With his fluid pencils, Kane brought a loving familiarity to Mighty Marvel's most popular characters in a body of work reprinted for fans new and old alike! Collecting Tales To Astonish #76 (Kane's first Marvel work, featuring the Hulk), Tales Of Suspense #88 - #91 (Captain America vs. the Red Skull), Captain Marvel #17, Daredevil #146 (the definitive Bullseye), Marvel Premiere #1 (Him becomes Adam Warlock) and #15 (first appearance of Iron Fist), What If? #3 ("What If the Avengers Never Were?") and #24 ("What If Gwen Stacy lived?"), the classic Amazing Spider-Man #99 and #123, and Marvel Comics Presents #116 (featuring the Two-Gun Kid) -- plus, the cover to Mighty Marvel Western #44 (Kane's favorite).

256 pages, $21.99.


Written by Chris Claremont, art and cover by Jim Lee.

Before he helped make X-Men #1 the best-selling comic book of all time, Lee dazzled readers and critics alike with his stunning artwork on Uncanny X-Men. Find out why in this collection of his early work on the world's most popular mutants! Reprinting Uncanny X-Men #248, #256-258, #268-269 and #273-277.

288 pages, $21.99.

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