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Wednesday, November 20, 2002

MARVEL COMICS FOR FEBRUARY -- UPDATED!

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

X-MEN TITLES

ULTIMATE WAR #4

Written by Mark Millar, art by Chris Bachalo and Tim Townsend, cover by Bachalo.

It's the fiery finale as the two hottest teams in comics collide. The U.S. Super Squad battles the mutant inheritors of the Earth in all-out combat --also expect casualties.

32 pages, $2.25.

ULTIMATE X-MEN #29

Written by Mark Millar, art by Adam Kubert and Art Thibert, cover by David Finch.

Revealed: the fate of the missing X-Man.

32 pages, $2.25.

UNCANNY X-MEN #419

Written by Chuck Austen, art and cover by Kia Asamiya.

Archangel and Husk -- alone against the Dominant Species.

32 pages, $2.25.

NEW X-MEN #137

Written by Grant Morrison, art and cover by Frank Quitely.

"Riot At Xavier's" rages on. The teachers or the Omega Gang -- who controls the Xavier Institute?

32 pages, $2.25.

X-TREME X-MEN #21

Written by Chris Claremont, art and cover by Salvador Larroca.

A murderer is on the loose and it's up to the X-Treme team to find the killer. How will this affect the team's relationship with Xavier and the rest of the X-Men? Find out in "Schism" part 2.

32 pages, $2.99.

X-MEN UNLIMITED #42

Written by David Conway, Darko Macan and J. Torres, art by Keron Grant, Danijel Zezelj and Takeshi Miyazawa, cover by John Estes.

All telepathic issue guaranteed to blow your mind. First, it's New X-Men's Emma Frost by David Conway and Keron Grant. Then it's Professor X by Darko Macan and Danijel Zezelj. Finally, it's Jean Grey by the Sidekicks team of J. Torres and Takeshi Miyazawa.

48 pages, $3.50.

X-STATIX #5

Written by Peter Milligan, art and cover by Mike Allred.

No story information provided.

32 pages, $2.25.

EXILES #22

Written by Judd Winick, art by J. Calafiore and Jon Holdredge, cover by Mike McKone.

The team loses one of their original members! Blink, Mimic, Nocturne or Morph -- who goes down?

32 pages, $2.25.

WOLVERINE #186

Written by Frank Tieri, penciled by Sean Chen, cover by Essad Ribic.

Wolverine vs. Punisher -- Round 2. Readers saw what Frank Castle did to Logan in Punisher #16-17 -- now readers will see how far Wolverine is willing to go for a little payback.

32 pages, $2.25.

HULK/WOLVERINE: 6 HOURS #3

Written by Bruce Joines, art by Scott Kolins, cover by Simon Bisley.

The green goliath and the feral mutant only have six hours to rescue a woman and a boy from two desperate drug dealers -- but will they be able to control their infamous tempers to get the job done?

32 pages, $2.99.

WEAPON X #6

Written by Frank Tieri, art by Georges Jeanty and Dexter Vines, cover by Jeanty.

Standalone issue. The Director has a special mission for Sabretooth.

32 pages, $2.25.

AGENT X #8

Written by Buddy Scalera, art by Mitchell Breitweiser and Mark McKenna, cover by UDON.

Kicking off a crazy two-parter.

32 pages, $2.25.

SOLDIER X #8

Written by Darko Macan, art and cover by Igor Kordey.

What impact will Nathan Summers have on the Askani religion?

32 pages, $2.25.

MEKANIX #5

Written by Chris Claremont, art by Juan Bobillo and Marcelo Sosa, cover by Celia Calle.

Are those serial killers -- or Sentinels? And what are they doing on campus?

32 pages, $2.99.

SPIDER-MAN TITLES

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50

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

At long last, it's the story you've been demanding: Peter Parker and Mary Jane make the big decision.

32 pages, $2.25.

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #36

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

The Venom saga continues -- as Eddie Brock learns a huge secret.

32 pages, $2.25.

PETER PARKER SPIDER-MAN #53

Written by Zeb Wells, art by Francisco Herrera and Wayne Faucher, cover by Herrera.

No story information provided.

32 pages, $2.25.

SPIDER-MAN: BLUE #6

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

The conclusion to the Marvel Knights mini-series.

32 pages, $3.50.

SPIDER-MAN: LEGEND OF THE SPIDER CLAN #5

Written by Kaare Andrews, art by Skott Young, cover by Andrews.

The crazed conclusion. Spider-Man, Venom, Black Cat, Daredevil, Elektra and the Green Goblin collide in this action-packed, slam-bang finale.

32 pages, $2.25.

SPIDER-GIRL #57

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

No story information provided.

32 pages, $2.25.

MARVEL KNIGHTS TITLES

DAREDEVIL #43 & #44

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

"Lowlife" continues with two issues this month. Matt Murdock's defense of his secret identity takes a huge turn -- for the worse.

32 pages, $2.99 each.

ELEKTRA #21

Written by Greg Rucka, art by Carlos Meglia, cover by Greg Horn.

Elektra faces off with the men who honed her into a weapon: the evil clan of ninjas known as The Hand.

32 pages, $2.99.

PUNISHER #22

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

Two cops are caught in a mess -- and only The Punisher can clean it up.

32 pages, $2.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #9

Written by John Ney Rieber, art by Trevor Hairsine and Danny Miki, cover by John Cassaday.

Part three of "Extremists!" The man named Redpath wants the same thing that Captain America wants: a United States that lives up to the dreams of our forefathers. But when his methods take him over the line, can or will -- Cap stop him?

32 pages, $2.99.

MAX TITLES

RAWHIDE KID #1

Written by Ron Zimmerman, art by John Severin, cover by Dave Johnson.

Get ready to slap leather! That loveable red-headed scamp is back! And no one handles a hot rod like the Rawhide Kid.

32 pages, $2.99.

ALIAS #19

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

When Jessica searches for a missing hero, what dark secret will she uncover?

32 pages, $2.99.

SHANG-CHI: MASTER OF KUNG FU #6

Written by Doug Moench, art by Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti, cover by Gulacy.

No story information provided.

32 pages, $2.99.

MARVEL HEROES TITLES

INCREDIBLE HULK #50

Written by Bruce Jones, art by Mike Deodato, cover by Kaare Andrews. Cover By Kaare Andrews

It's a major jump-on point as writer Bruce Jones welcomes new ongoing penciler Mike Deodato.

48 pages, $3.50.

THUNDERBOLTS #76

Written by John Arcudi, art and cover by Francisco Ruiz Velasco.

It's "Fight Club" meets Marvel as writer John Arcudi and penciler Francisco Ruiz Velasco kick off a new direction for Thunderbolts. No jail breaks; no stolen moneybags with dollar signs on them; no running away to strike another day. This is what happens to super-villains without hope. Take a voyeuristic look at a world of bloody fights in abandoned warehouses, the lure of easy money, and the desperate smell of sweaty losers. If you're trying to do the right thing, do you stay bitter in your lousy day job -- or make one last grab for fame -- by busting heads?

32 pages, $2.25.

THE ULTIMATES #10

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

S.H.I.E.L.D. discovers an alien base up at the North Pole -- and it's up to The Ultimates to investigate.

32 pages, $2.25.

TRUTH: RED, WHITE & BLACK #4

Written by Robert Morales, art and cover by Kyle Baker.

In the tradition of Origin, Marvel reveals the shocking secret history of Captain America.

32 pages, $3.50.

FANTASTIC FOUR #66

Written by Mark Waid, art by Mark Buckingham, cover by Mike Wieringo.

"Small Stuff/Big Stuff" part 2 -- featuring guest-art by Mark Buckingham.

32 pages, $2.25.

AVENGERS #64

Written by Geoff Johns, art by Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert, cover by Reis.

The Falcon soars into the spotlight in this standalone prologue to next month's "Red Zone" saga.

32 pages, $2.25.

THOR #59

Written by Christopher Priest, art and cover by Trent Kanuiga.

It's a special standalone tale of the Thunder God in the far-flung future.

32 pages, $2.25.

THOR #60

Written by Dan Jurgens, art by Joe Bennett, cover By Dan Brereton.

"Spiral" part 1. A new storyline begins -- exploring the dark consequences of the Thunder God's actions.

32 pages, $2.25.

IRON MAN #65

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

It's the start of a major new storyline -- as Tony Stark's world comes crashing down.

32 pages, $2.25.

ULTIMATE ADVENTURES #5

Written by Ron Zimmerman, art by Duncan Fegredo and cover by Kaare Andrews.

No story information provided.

32 pages, $2.25.

MARVILLE #6

Written by Bill Jemas, art by M.D. Bright and Paul Neary, covers by Greg Horn and Bright.

Bill Jemas reveals his plan to give out $100,000 of Marvel's money to Marville readers.

32 pages, $2.25.

CAPTAIN MARVEL #6

Written by Peter David, art by ChrisCross, colored by Chris Sotomayor, cover by Phil Noto.

The concluding chapter of the first big story.

32 pages, $2.25.

BLACK PANTHER #54

Written by Christopher Priest, art by Jorge Lucas, cover by Adam Kubert.

Kasper Cole's game grows increasingly dangerous as he struggles with his role as the new Black Panther.

32 pages, $2.50.

MARVEL DOUBLE-SHOT #4

Written by Greg Rucka and Michael Gilbert, art by Klaus Janson and Gilbert, cover by Joe Jusko.

It's 2 stories in 1 issue -- starring Iron Man (by Greg Rucka and Klaus Janson) and Dr. Strange (by Michael Gilbert).

32 pages, $2.99.

FANTASTIC FOUR: UNSTABLE MOLECULES #2

Written by James Sturm, art by Guy Davis and Bob Sikoryak, cover By Craig Thompson.

The secret history of the real people who inspired the creation of Fantastic Four.

32 pages, $2.99.

EDEN'S TRAIL #4

Written by Steve Uy and Chuck Austen, art and cover by Uy.

The anime-inspired adventure delivered in the widescreen MarvelScope format.

32 pages, $2.99.

KILLRAVEN #5

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

No story information provided.

32 pages, $2.99.

PARADISE X: RAGNAROK #2

Written by Jim Krueger, art by Tom Yeates, cover by Alex Ross.

A turning point in the Paradise X saga.

32 pages, $2.99.

HARDCOVERS

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2

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

The Green Goblin has discovered Peter Parker's secret identity, putting the lives of all of his loved ones at risk! Plus: it's the biggest battle of the young wall-crawler's career as Spider-Man takes on the terrifying tag team of Dr. Octopus and Kraven -- on live TV. This must-have collects Ultimate Spider-Man #14-27 -- along with all-new, behind-the-scenes extras.

333 pages, $29.99.

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