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Wednesday, January 28, 2004


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



Plot by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, script by Daniel Quantz, pencils by Mark Brooks.

In time for Spider-Man 2, revisit the very first meeting of Spidey and Doc Ock in issue #2 of this new all-ages series. Marvel Age: Spider-Man introduces new and young readers to some of the greatest legends of the Marvel Universe, with dynamic brand-new art and a contemporary sensibility.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 7.


Plot by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, script by Sean McKeever, pencils and cover by Makato Nakatsuka.

The new Marvel Age continues with the series that launched the first Marvel Age. Find out just who the Fantastic Four are and how they came to be in this modern all-ages retelling of a classic featuring new art and a new, updated script.When nuclear plants around the globe are swallowed up by the Earth itself, it's up to the Fantastic Four to take on the source of all the mayhem -- the Mole Man.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 7.

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Written, illustrated and cardstock cover by Joe Quesada, inks by Danny Miki, colors by Richard Isanove.

In celebration of Daredevil's 40th Anniversary. Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada makes his return to the drawing board after nearly four years for a very special and very personal DD tale. For the first time writing and illustrating, Quesada crafts a mystery set during the deadliest heat wave in NYC history. A serial killer is on the loose pushing a city already past its breaking point over the edge, and Daredevil must battle the heat and fear to keep a crumbling Hell's Kitchen together... by any means necessary!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 28.


Written by Mark Miller, cover and pencils by Terry Dodson.

Superstars Mark Millar & Terry Dodson team for Spider-Man's debut in an ongoing Marvel Knights series. This action-packed, hyper-realistic tale finds Peter Parker forced to face the cruel realities that wearing the Spider-Man mask and web-shooters brings to his personal life. Featuring a brutal confrontation between Spider-Man and the Green Goblin.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14.

WOLVERINE #13 & 14

Written by Greg Rucka, cover and pencils by Darick Robertson.

"Feral," parts 1 and 2. Somewhere in the Canadian Wilderness lurks the one that got away -- a creature even wilder than Logan. Sabretooth has located her, and he's got the scars to prove it. To bag this catch, however, he's going to need help -- Wolverine's.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 7 and April 21..


Written by Bruce Jones, covers and pencils by Mike Deodato Jr.

The Marvel Knights Hulk era begins with a self-contained prologue to a 4-part story arc, introducing a mysterious young man who just might hold the key to Bruce Banner -- and the Hulk's -- future. Then in Hulk #71, the Hulk goes toe-to-toe with Iron Man in a classic super-hero showdown.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 14 and April 28.

X-STATIX #21 & 22

Written by Peter Milligan, covers and pencils by Mike Allred.

"X-Statix vs. Avengers" parts 1 & 2 of 5. Who's stronger? Who can beat whom? Well, you're about to find out! And how! To celebrate their Marvel Knights debut, America's favorite mutant team is about to square off against Earth's Mightiest Heroes in the rumble of the century ... or at least the next four months. Captain America vs. The Anarchist! Scarlet Witch vs. Dead Girl! Hawkeye vs. Vivisector! Ant-Man vs. Venus Dee Milo! Iron Man vs. Mister Sensitive! And the battle to end all battles: Doop vs. Thor!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14 and April 28.

4 #4

Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, cover and pencils by Steve McNiven.

"Wolf at the Door," part 4 of 4. The FF are still feeling the aftershocks of having had their world turned upside down -- and Reed finds himself drawing strength from the memory of one of the greatest men he's ever known: his grandfather.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14.

4 #5

Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, cover and pencils by Steve McNiven.

"The Pine Barrens," part 1 of 3. Reed, Sue and Ben take Franklin and a group of his friends camping in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. Their weekend getaway takes a terrifying turn, however, when the campers realize that something otherworldly might be stalking them in the woods. Could it be the mysterious Jersey Devil?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.


Written by Robert Rodi, pencils by Jon Proctor, cover by Brian Stelfreeze.

In this self-contained prologue to a new story arc, Elektra visits her own grave and strives to come to terms with her mysterious resurrection after having died in Daredevil's arms.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.


Written by Robert Rodi, pencils by Joe Bennett.

In Part 1 of a new story arc, a mysterious figure from Elektra's past arrives in NYC, seeking Matt Murdock's help in finding her. But what Matt doesnıt realize is he may be unwittingly helping Elektra back to the grave.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 21.


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

"The King of Hell's Kitchen," part 4. Faced with the growing threat of the Yakuza, Matt Murdock is on the comeback trail as he teams up with some of NYCıs toughest heroes to take the fight back. Guest-starring Spider-Man, Power Man and Iron Fist.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 21.


Written by Robert Morales, pencils by Chris Bachalo, cover by Dave Johnson.

"Homeland" concludes with a showdown over biological weapons in Cuba, while things heat up between Steve and Rebecca -- and Cap faces a life-changing decision!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14.


Written by Peter Milligan, pencils by Lee Weeks, cover by Gary Frank.

Deep in the South American jungle there's a place of legend -- a final refuge for the nastiest of the nasty to disappear. Now, the Punisher and Wolverine have stumbled upon it, and its residents -- once targets of the Punisher -- couldn't be happier ... or more prepared!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.

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Written by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Millar, pencils by Adam Kubert, cover by Bryan Hitch.

As the first story arc concludes, the fledgling "Fantastic Four" battle the Mole Man. Plus: Learn the fate of Victor Van Damme!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 28.


Written by Mark Millar, cover and pencils by Bryan Hitch.

One year has passed since the Chitauri invasion and much has changed inside the corridors of the Triskelion, leading to questions about Iron Man's health, Thor's "godhood" and the relationship between Cap and the Wasp! Ultimates Volume 2 focuses on the global reaction to the team, and the burgeoning new super heroes and super-teams like the Ultimate Defenders and Ultimate Captain Britain popping up all over the world.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.


Written by Brian Michael Bendis, coves and pencils by Mark Bagley.

"Spider-Man Goes Hollywood," parts 3 and 4 of 5. The Spider-Man movie is in full-swing filming a big Spidey/Doc Ock action sequence. That is, until the real wall-crawler and Doctor Octopus crash the set and rumble behind the camera. Guest-starring director Sam Raimi, actor Tobey Maguire and producer Avi Arad.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 7 and April 21.


Written by Brian Michael Bendis, cover and pencils by David Finch.

"New Mutants," part 5 (of 6). The U.S. Government pulls out the BIG GUNS to deal with the mutant problem -- i.e. Sentinels!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 14.

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UNCANNY X-MEN #442 & 443

Written by Chuck Austen, covers and pencils by Salvador Larroca.

"Of Darkest Nights," parts 1 and 2 (of 2). With the threat of Magneto finally at an end, Professor X sets off to Genosha to memorialize his greatest foe and oldest friend...something that doesnıt sit well at all with Wolverine. Two issues guest-starring the Avengers. New story arc sets up a new X-Men era.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 7 and April 21.

NEW X-MEN #155 & 156

Written by Chuck Austen, covers and pencils by Salvador Larroca.

"Bright New Mourning," parts 1 and 2 of 2. In the aftermath of Magneto's rampage upon NYC and the Xavier Institute, Cyclops & Emma find themselves at a crossroads. Should the school be rebuilt? Should they continue on as X-Men? And how will it affect their blossoming relationship? New story arc sets up a new X-Men era.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 7 and April 21.


Written by Scott Lobdell, cover and pencils by Clayton Henry.

"You Gotta Be Kidding Me," part 2. Now that he's assembled the All-New, All-Different Alpha Flight squad, whatıs Sasquatch going to do with them? Plus: Learn the secret origins of Canada's newest supergroup.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.


Written by Fabian Nicieza, pencils by Mark Brooks, cover by Rob Liefeld.

A virus that gives people the ability to shape-shift winds up in the hands of three young anarchists. They say they want to change the world, so Cable has to stop them...but first he has to get past Deadpool!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 21.

X-TREME X-MEN #45 & 46

Written by Chris Claremont, pencils by Igor Kordey, covers by Salvador Larroca.

"Prisoner of Fire" concludes in issue #45, and then in issue #46, the stand-alone X-Treme X-Men finale, a former teammate returns to the X-Men fold and the X-Treme team find themselves in a state of transition. Will a return to the Xavier Institute mean changes are in store? Old friends reunite as a new era begins...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14 and April 28.ß


Written by Chuck Austen, pencils by Jim Calafiore, cover by Mizuki Sakakibara.

"A Blink in Time" part 3 of 3. The Exiles don't have time to celebrate Blinkıs return... because the fate of an entire world is at stake, and it's their job to save it. Who survives the ordeal?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.


Written by David Hine and Robert Kirkman, pencils by Adi Granov and Takeshi Miyazawa, cover by Pat Lee.

David Hine, writer of the upcoming new series District X, brings you a gritty urban tale starring Bishop of the X-Men. Robert Kirkman spins a hyperactive yarn of teenage misadventure starring everybody's favorite mall rat, Jubilee.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.


Written by Brian K. Vaughan, pencils by Michael Ryan, cover by Mike Mayhew.

Shape-shifting super-spy Mystique has a secret, and so does her tiny field handler, Shortpack. Will these two mutants be able to protect the skeletons in their closets and help each other survive a death-defying mission?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.


Written by Paul Jenkins, cover and pencils by Claudio Castellini.

Wolverine has been haunted by the loss of his memories and past his whole life! And now, the one man who can give him all he desires has stepped from the shadows -- his own blood kin! But will the price be too high for the former X-Man?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.

NYX #5

Written by Joe Quesada, covers and pencils by Joshua Middleton.

What if you could become anyone in the world for a day? What would you do? Who would you be? Captain America fighting alongside the Avengers? Bono during a concert in Wembley Stadium? Meet a young mutant who doesnıt have to wonder. His powers let him be anyone he wants, and he isnıt shy about using them.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.


Written by Karl Bollers, pencils by Carlo Pagulayan, cover by Greg Horn.

"Mind Games," part 4 of 6. Emma never gambled on falling in love so quickly, but now that she has, she's in deep and about to pay the ultimate price.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14.


Written by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, pencils by Khary Randolph, cover by Randy Green.

"The More Things Change" -- a special single-issue reunion story starring the original New Mutants: Moonstar, Cannonball, Magma, Karma, Sunspot and Wolfsbane.

32 pages, $2.99, in storeson April 21.


Written by Frank Tieri, cover and pencils by Georges Jeanty.

Abandoned and ousted by the organization he helped to create, the former Director of Weapon X suddenly finds himself face-to-face with the only mutant he has ever feared...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.



Written by Paul Jenkins, cover and pencils by Damion Scott.

"The Lizard's Tale" part 3 of 3. As Curt Connors' self-destructive behavior escalates, Spidey must try to corral his out-of-control friend. But the Lizard may force the wall-crawler to kill, rather than cure!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 14.


Written by Daniel Way, pencils by Francisco Herrera, cover by Mike Deodato Jr.

"Patterns" part 3 of 3. The true mastermind behind Venom's resurgence steps out of the shadows with the shocking revelation of the suitıs origin. Guest-starring Spider-Man and Fantastic Four.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.


Written by J. Michael Straczynski, cover and pencils by John Romita Jr.

Concluding a 3-part arc, featuring the mysterious Ezekiel!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 28.


Written by Tom DeFalco, cover and pencils by Ron Frenz.

In "Whispers in the Night," the Black Tarantula continues his efforts to draw Spider-Girl to the dark side as she renews her hunt for the new Doctor Octopus.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.


IRON MAN #79 & 80

Written by John Jackson Miller, pencils by Philip Tan, covers by Adi Granov.

"The Deep End," parts 1 and 2 of 4. The 2nd major story arc in Iron Manıs fan-favorite new direction continues. American soldiers are mysteriously vanishing in the Middle East -- and it's up to Iron Man to investigate. Tony confronts a deadly new force in Iraq -- to find there's a deadlier new super-villain pulling the strings.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14 and April 28.


Written by Chuck Austen, pencils by Olivier Coipel, cover by Scott Kolins.

"Lionheart of Avalon concludes. As a foe from the past arises to challenge the disarrayed Avengers, a new champion will emerge to meet the threat, and a hero will be reborn.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 28.


Written by Fabina Nicieza and Kurt Busiek, art by Tom Grummett, cover by Barry Kitson.

Has an Avenger infiltrated the T-Bolts' team? Do the T-Bolts have a mole of their own inside the Avengers? And which character is mad as hell and just can't take it anymore?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.


Written by Fabian Nicieza, art by Stefano Rafaelle, cover by Scott Kolins.

"A Little Murder," part 1 of 2. When a beloved Brooklyn neighborhood deli owner is murdered, Clint Barton wants justice, leading Hawkeye on a trail of Russian mobsters, former KGB assassins, big secrets, a very old friend... and a very big surprise!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 21.


Written by Dan Slott, pencils by Juan Bobillo, cover by Adi Granov.

In this single-issue story, "Class Action Comics," She-Hulk's already landed a case on her first day at her new law firm. Her client is big, strong and handsome and has more super powers than you can shake a stick at. So why does he want to sue the people responsible for his "origin"? Special appearance by Doctor Strange.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14.


Written by Priest, cover and pencils by Bart Sears,

"Two Americas," part 2 of 4. Hunted by the U.S. military as well as a vicious drug cartel, the Falcon is on the run in Cuba when heıs captured by a mysterious, super-powered assailant. Now Captain America and guest-star the Scarlet Witch battle time and the massive hurricane ravaging the Cuban island to save him.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.


Written by Akira Yosshida, pencils by Greg Tocchini, cover by Adi Granov.

Thor, Sif & Balder continue their quest across Asgard in search of the four mystic elements that Odin has sent them to retrieve in this Epic coming-of-age tale by celebrated manga writer Akira Yoshida!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14.

THOR #77

Written by Dan Jurgens, cover and pencils by Scot Eaton.

"Gods & Men," part 3 of 5. Only one can wield Mjolnir, the mighty mystic Uru hammer. Will it be Thor, or his son Magni? And must the son kill the father in order to restore peace on Earth?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.


Written by Mark Waid, covers and pencils by Mike Wieringo.

"Spider Sense," part 1 of 2. The FF have a lot to answer for in the aftermath of Authorative Action ... and when youıre trying to regain the trust of cynical New Yorkers, is allying with a certain misunderstood wall-crawler a wise move?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 21


Written by Brian K. Vaughan, pencils by Adrian Alphona, cover by Jo Chen.

"The Good Die Young," part 2 of 2. The Runaways have learned how their parents' villainous organization began, and now they must decide how it should end. Plus: more clues as to which Runaway is actually a mole, loyal to the evil Pride.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 21.


Written by Peter David, pencils by Aaron Lopresti, cover by Chriscross.

"Odyssey," part 4 of 6. Captain Marvel continues to defend future Earth against the Shi'ar/Kree/Skrull armada. But is the cure worse than the condition?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 21.


Written by Karl Kesel, pencils by Pace Medina, cover by Skottie Young.

In this series finale and turning point for the Human Torch, Ben Grimm and Johnny battle the Dragon Man on the lawns of State University!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.


Written by Jim Mullaney, cover and pencils by Kevin Lau.

Tragedy compels Danny Rand to throw out his Iron Fist costume and abandon his old life, and he leaves NYC to seek solace in a lonely cabin in the Colorado Rockies. But nightmares of the tragedy continue to haunt him, and he's not alone... Now a terrified young girl with nightmare visions of her own needs his help.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14.


Written by Stacy Weiss and Dan Chariton, pencils by Ian Medina, cover by Adi Granov.

"Revelation," part 2 Hunted by the authorities, Denise Waters grapples with her daughter's dangerous new powers. Meanwhile, the Surfer reveals his plans for the Earth's future...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.


Written by Keith Giffen, art by Ron Lim, cover by Giffen.

In part 3 of Giffen & Lim's first story arc, Thanos makes his manipulative presence felt in the depths of the intergalactic maximum-security penitentiary Omega Core -- while a Super Posse is formed by a co-op of alien races Thanos has victimized to bag him once and for all.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.

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Written by Garth Ennis, cover and art by Richard Corben.

Legendary artist Richard Corben joins definitive Punisher writer Garth Ennis for Frank Castle's last stand. In a world gone mad, the Punisher just might be the sanest man on Earth. Now he's heading home, to the place it all began, and heaven help anyone who stands in his path.

56 pages, $4.50, in stores on April 7.


Written by Garth Ennis, pencils by Lewis Larosa, cover by Tim Bradstreet.

Nicky, Pittsy & Ink just cut through the Alpha team like a hot knife through butter. Now they're aiming for Frank Castle's jugular.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.


Written by J. Michael Straczynski, cover and pencils by Gary Frank.

The world is still shaking from the titanic battle of Hyperion and Dr. Spectrum. Is Earth big enough for two such powerful beings? And who is Power Princess? Find out here!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.

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