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Monday, September 22, 2003

MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR DECEMBER

Following are Marvel Comics' graphic novels for December, with informating coming from the company.

HARDCOVERS

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: 500 COVER HARDCOVER SLIPCASE EDITION

Two 280-page hardcover volumes in a handsome keepsake slipcase celebrate over 40 years and a landmark 500 issues of Amazing Spider-Man by collecting every cover to every issue of the series ever. Featuring stunning artwork by comics' greatest artists from every decade - including Steve Ditko, John Romita Jr. & Sr., John Buscema, Todd McFarlane and J. Scott Campbell - each volume presents 20 years worth of covers, along with information focusing on the highlights of Spider-Man's career and his impact on popular culture, over each of these 40-plus historical years.

560 pages, $75, in stores on Dec. 24.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: DAREDEVIL VOL. 1

Written by Stan Lee, art by Wallace Wood, Joe Orlando, Bill Everett.

A Good Samaritan act stole young Matt Murdock's sight, but also enhanced his remaining senses to superhuman level. After becoming a lawyer - and suffering the murder of his father - Matt now uses his powers to protect the innocent in New York City's Hell's Kitchen as Daredevil, the Man Without Fear. Relive Daredevil's origin and first adventure, meet his memorable supporting cast, and also his many famous foes like the Owl, Mr. Fear and the deadly Eel, Collects Daredevil (Vol. 1) #1-11.

256 pages, $49.99, in stores on Dec. 17.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 4

Written by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko, John Romita Sr.

In this volume, Peter faces some of his greatest challenges and his most harrowing foes such as the Master Planner, Kraven the Hunter, the Molten Man, the Looter, and the end of the Green Goblin. Collects Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #31-40.

224 pages, $49.99, in stores on Dec. 10.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AVENGERS VOL. 2

Written by Stan Lee, art by Don Heck and Jack Kirby.

The Avengers say goodbye to some original members and welcome their first new recruits, including Quicksilver, the Scarlet Witch and Hawkeye. Featuring the death of Baron Zemo, a battle with Kang, and appearances by Spider-Man, the Mole Man, and the Swordsman. Collects Avengers (Vol. 1) #11-20,

224 pages, $49.99, in stores on Dec. 3.

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 3 HARDCOVER

Written by Mark Millar, penciled by Adam Kubert, David Finch, Chris Bachalo, cover by David Finch and Kubert, introduction by Sir Ian McKellen.

This deluxe hardcover reprints the materials from Ultimate X-Men Vol. 6: The Return Of The King and Ultimate X-Men Vol. V: Ultimate War, plus extra bonus features. Professor X thought he'd solved the problem of Magneto, but the mutant master of magnetism has regained his memory and his mission! Now the X-Men are on the run, with the Ultimates hot on their trail! Can the X-Men stop Magneto before he executes his plan to enslave the human race? Collects Ultimate X-Men #26-33, Ultimate War #1-4. (Featuring an introduction by star of X-Men & X2, Sir Ian McKellen.)

304 pages, $29.99, in stores Dec. 10.

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SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1: THE HUNGER TPB

Written by Paul Jenkins, cover and pencils by Humberto Ramos.

One of the most popular Spider-Man villains of all time is back and deadlier than ever. The alien Venom is on the loose attacking people seemingly at random. But what does he want and what will it take for Spider-Man to defeat him? Collects Spectacular Spider-Man #1-5.

120 pages, $11.99, in stores on Dec. 10.

SPIDER-MAN LEGENDS VOL. 4: SPIDER-MAN & WOLVERINE TPB

Written by Brett Matthews, cover and pencils by Vatche Mavlian.

Including not one, but two titanic team-ups featuring everyone's favorite wall-crawler. Spider-Man goes to Japan to rescue a captured Wolverine, and it's up to the duo to solve a mystery in the Land of the Rising Sun. Plus: Spider-Man and Daredevil try to save the lives of two kidnapped children, in their own unique styles. Collects Spider-Man/Wolverine #1-4 and Spider-Man/Daredevil #1.

120 pages, $13.99, in stores on Dec. 31.

WOLVERINE VOL. 1: THE BROTHERS TPB

Written by Greg Rucka, penciled by Darick Robertson, cover by Esad Ribic.

The world's deadliest mutant Wolverine embarks on a dangerous mission of revenge, seeking justice for a young neighbor who was murdered in her sleep. Logan must use all of his lethal skills to take on a mysterious organization hell-bent on keeping its dark secrets hidden from the world. Collects the best-selling Wolverine #1-6.

144 pages, $12.99, in stores on Dec. 17.

X-MEN LEGENDS VOL. 4: HATED & FEARED TPB

Written by Greg Rucka, Bruce Jones, Chuck Austen, Steven Grant, Adam Warren, Bill Willingham and more; illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze, Michael Golden, John Totleben, Darick Robertson, David Finch, Takeshi Miyazawa, Jason Nagasawa, Simon Bisley, Joe Chiodo, Rick Mayes, Richard Isanove and more, cover by Paolo Rivera.

The hottest creators in comics tell tales of X-Men good (Cyclops, Jean Grey, Rogue, Beast, Shadowcat, Wolverine, Psylocke & Nightcrawler) and mutants bad (Mystique, Sabretooth & Magneto) in this collection of the best of X-Men Unlimited.

224 pages, $19.99, in stores on Dec. 3.

AVENGERS VOL. 2: RED ZONE TPB

Written by Geoff Johns, penciled by Olivier Coipel, Ivan Reis, cover by J.G. Jones,

Biohazard! In a post-9/11 world, the very word strikes fear in the heart of people around the globe. And now, a deadly chemical agent has been released over Mount Rushmore, rapidly spreading through the surrounding countryside! Is this a terrorist attack on American soil? That's what the Avengers seek to uncover as they brave the lethal perimeter of the Red Zone - but the truth they uncover is more startling and terrifying than even that, Collects Avengers #64-70.

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on Dec. 24.

NEW MUTANTS VOL 1: BACK TO SCHOOL TPB

Written by Christina Weir and Nunzio DeFilippis, penciled by Keron Grant, cover by Joshua Middleton.

Moonstar, Karma, Magma and Wolfsbane, the once X-Men-in-training who helped define a generation, are back! But what happens when these "New Mutants" find out Professor Xavier's up-and-coming students think of them as the "Old Mutants"? Former students become the teachers as the old guard is asked back to help prepare the next generation of X-Men! Collects New Mutants #1-6.

152 pages, $16.99, in stores on Dec. 17.

INHUMANS VOL. 1: LUNAR TPB

Written by Sean McKeever, penciled by Matthew Clark, Cover by J.H.Williams III.

They're just ordinary exchange students from a far-off land, here to learn about our culture - except their home is a mysterious city on the moon; they each possess fabulous, exotic abilities and appearances; and their homeland is a realm governed by strict adherence to genetic law. The next generation of Inhumans star in this atmospheric new ensemble drama! Collects Inhumans #1-6.

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on Dec.24.

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