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Wednesday, June 16, 2004


Following are Marvel Comics' solicitations for September, with information coming from the publisher.



Written by J. Michael Straczynski and Samm Barnes, penciled by Brandon Peterson, cardstock cover by Brandon Peterson.

The master of the mystic arts is back -- as only J. Michael Straczynski and artist Brandon Peterson could envision him. Brash young surgeon Dr. Stephen Strange is on a collision course with destiny -- a journey that will force him to search the deepest corners of his own heart...and the outer reaches of the cosmos.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 15.


Written by Richard K. Morgan, penciled by Bill Sienkiewicz, cover by Greg Land.

Part 1 of 6. Acclaimed science fiction novelist Richard K. Morgan and Bill Sienkiewicz bring you old ghosts and new revelations about the original Black Widow -- Natasha Romanova -- in this hardboiled noir tale. The deadliest agent in the Marvel Universe has finally gotten out of the spy game, and she's not asking for much, just a life of her own. When a sudden assassination attempt provides a harsh reality check, the former Soviet agent tracks a string of international killings that will lead her back to a Russia she can barely recognize.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Bruce Jones, cover and pencils by Jae Lee.

"Hard Knocks" part 1 of 4. Bruce Jones and superstar artist Jae Lee bring you the ultimate Hulk/Thing battle. Think you know everything about the unique relationship between Marvel's two most powerful sluggers? Guess again.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 1.


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

"The Widow," part 4 of 4. The blistering climax to the sexy 4-part Black Widow storyline. Who is behind the assassination attempts against the Widow? It's a voice from the past you gotta see to believe. And what kind of future do Natasha and Matt have together?

32 pages, $2.99, on Sept. 15.


Written by Brian Michael Bendis, penciled by Alex Maleev and others, cover by Greg Land.

Daredevil headlines this special, oversized issue celebrating both the 40th anniversary of the character and the fifth anniversary of the groundbreaking Marvel Knights imprint. The Eisner-winning team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev invite some of the greatest comic artists who have never before drawn Daredevil to answer the question: How has the public revelation of Daredevil's secret identity affected the rest of the Marvel Universe? This once-in-a-lifetime gathering of super heroes and superstar talent includes Spider-Man, Captain America, The Punisher, Doctor Strange, Nick Fury, Elektra, and many more. Artists include Maleev and a band of stars including Chris Bachalo, Michael Golden, Greg Horn, Jae Lee, Mike Mayhew, Frank Quitely and P. Craig Russell.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Jeff Christiansen, Ronald Byrd and Michael Hoskin, cardstock cover by Salvador Larroca and Richard Isanove.

Whatever happened to Turk? Just how many times has Elektra died and come back to life? And who the heck is Mike Murdock? Find out here as the Mighty Marvel Handbook rolls on! Featuring in-depth profiles on more than 30 of Daredevil's friends and foes -- and an all-new cover by superstar artist Salvador Larroca, digitally painted by Richard Isanove -- OHOTMUDD04 is a must-have for any true Marvel Knights fan.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Akira Yoshida, penciled by Christian Gossett, cover by Bill Sienkiewicz.

The Hand -- few names have ever instilled such terror in the very soul of the Marvel Universe. Elektra witnesses a mystic ceremony that leads her to the never-before-revealed origin of The Hand, the world's most deadly assassins. In feudal Japan, a single murder fuels one young samurai's struggle for dominance -- a struggle that will lead to the inception of this immortal ninja clan. And when a foreign merchant sends his beautiful daughter to learn the ways of the warrior, a cycle is set in motion that will change the Marvel Universe... forever.

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Daniel Way, penciled by Steve Dillon, cover by Mike Deodato Jr.

The untold origin of Daredevil's ultimate nemesis is revealed at last. And who thought being bad could be so much fun? Featuring timely cameos by Daredevil, Elektra, the Kingpin and the Punisher.

32 pages, $2.99 in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, penciled by Jim Muniz, cover by Steve McNiven.

"The Stuff Of Dreams," part 1 of 3. Something very, very strange is happening to New York¹s First Family of Super Heroes. Their deepest fears and doubts are spreading from their dreams -- their unconscious minds -- to the waking world. What's real and what's not? The FF's old villain Psycho-Man may hold the key, but he's... dying?

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Robert Kirkman, penciled by Steve Epting, cover by Pat Lee.

Samuel Fisk carries on his shoulders the burden of a legacy that has lasted over 100 years. He struggles to balance his life with the duty he has accepted in order to continue the works of those that have come before him. Samuel Fisk is Daredevil!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Robert Kirkman, penciled by Kyle Hotz, cover by Pat Lee.

T'Challa is gone, but Wakanda stands strong. The vibranium mines are still active and it remains one of the richest countries in the world. T'Challa left no heir, and since his passing a succession of Wakandans have attempted to claim the throne. Doctor Doom of Latveria has turned his sights on Wakanda; an invasion is imminent. But where is the Black Panther?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Robert Kirkman, penciled by Cliff Rathburn, cover by Pat Lee.

After the mutant registration act being reinstated spurred a battle between mutants, super heroes, and the government, it was clear to the Inhumans that anything more than human... was not welcome on Earth. So they left for a life amongst the stars, but after an over-fifty-year journey they have arrived at their destination... but where could they be?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Robert Kirkman, penciled by Pop Mhan, cover by Pat Lee.

Cassondra Castle is old, her time is coming to an end, but there are still plenty who need punishment. Her son Franklin has never known her terrible secret... he never knew where she spent her evenings... but someone has to pick up the torch... someone has to continue the legacy. Franklin's life is about to change drastically.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Robert Kirkman, penciled by Khary Randolph, cover by Pat Lee.

Registered mutant 2099, Chad Channing, is a mild-mannered high school student at Baxter High. He takes his mutant gene suppression pills every morning and his parents couldn't be more proud of him. With the mutant threat neutralized the world is a safer place, crime is down, a Sentinel is on every corner, and life is pretty much perfect. But all that changes when Chad finds a secret basement located under the Baxter Building that houses the living brain of rebel leader Reed Richards.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Peter David, penciled by Pablo Raimondi, cover by David Lloyd.

Jamie Madrox, stabbed, staggering off a bus. Jamie Madrox, setting up a detective agency in the heart of Mutant Town. Jamie Madrox, a peaceful Shaolin priest. Which is the real Jamie Madrox? In this noir-esque thriller of a limited series, it's possible that even Madrox doesn't know anymore. Peter David, acclaimed for his run on X-Factor, reunites several of that title's most popular and whimsical characters--Jamie Madrox, Wolfsbane, and the aptly named Strong Guy -- and sends them on an adventure of light and darkness. Featuring the incredibly moody pencils of Pablo Raimondi.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 15.


Written by Hans Rodionoff, aover and pencils by Kyle Hotz.

The Man-Thing movie prequel concludes with a horrific showdown with Man-Thing as you've never seen it before. Check out an incarnation of Man-Thing too wild to make it into the film! The wrath of nature explodes in Bywater, Louisiana...will the mysterious newcomer make it out alive? Featuring all-new, original content and set in the world of the film, penned by the team of macabre master Kyle Hotz and Man-Thing screenwriter Hans Rodionoff.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 15.

NYX #6

Written by Joe Quesada, penciled by Robert Teranishi, cover 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 doesn't have to wonder. His powers let him be anyone he wants, and he isn't shy about using them.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 22.


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

"Return Of The Native." part 7 of 7. The finale to Greg Rucka's run on Wolverine, featuring a guest appearance by Nightcrawler.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 15.


Written by Robert Rodi, painted art and cardstock cover by Esad Ribic.

The conclusion to the epic adventure that dares you to see Asgardian legend through the eyes of Loki. You knew it was coming. Thor's free and he's ready to bring pain to his ne'er-do-well scheming brother. Or does Loki have a few more tricks up his sleeve?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 22.


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

"Thin Air," part 5 of 5. The downfall of Norman Osborn -- the shocking conclusion to the story that rocked the Spidey-verse. Straight from the pages of Marvel Knights Spider-Man. See how it happened. Luke Cage vs. the Green Goblin.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 8.


Written by Mark Millar, art and cover by Terry Dodson. Cover & Pencils by Terry Dodson

"Venomous," part 2 of 4. As Spider-Man continues to search for Aunt May, he pays a visit to a certain academy in Westchester and enlists the help of the world's most famous team of mutants.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 8.


Written by David Hine, penciled by David Yardin, cover by Steve McNiven

"Mr. M," part 5 of 6. Tragedy strikes Bishop and Ismael as the hunt for Mr. M continues.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 8.

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Written by Warren Ellis, art and cover by Trevor Hairsine.

"Nightmare," part 2 of 5. In Tunguska, Russia, teams led by Charles Xavier and Nick Fury appear in an area rife with mutations and -- far, far more. Neither team is aware of the other's existence, but something very bizarre is aware of both of them.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 8.


Written by Warren Ellis, art and cover by Stuart Immonen.

"Doom," part 5 of 6. The fledgling Fantastic Four are coming for the man who has built a small monarchy in the middle of Europe -- Victor Van Damme. But Van Damme believes he has the perfect weapon to counter the Four. The first-ever clash between Ultimate Doom and Ultimate FF.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 22.


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

It's the Breakfast Club redux as Peter, Mary Jane, Liz, Flash and Kong are busted and given detention. Nothing good can come of this! Meanwhile, Peter struggles with the events of Ultimate Carnage!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by Mike Carey, art and cover by Salvador Larroca.

"Devil's Due," Part 2 of 5. A slam-bang second issue! Ultimate Kingpin enters the life of the young warrior, Elektra, and he's joined by a mystery killer who's right on target! What does that mean for Matt Murdock?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art and cover by Andy Kubert.

"Cry Wolf," part 2 of 4. It's all about the Ragin' Cajun as the mysterious Gambit gives hints of where he's been, what he wants and why the X-Men will not be happy about it.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 8.

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Written by Joss Whedon, art and cover by John Cassady.

"Gifted," part 5 of 6. As demand for the "mutant cure" reaches near-riot levels, the X-Men finally go head-to-head with Ord, with an unexpected ally -- and some unexpected adversaries -- tipping the scales.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 22.

UNCANNY X-MEN #448 & #449

Written by Chris Claremont, penciled by Olivier Coipel, cover by Greg Land.

"Guess Who's Back in Town?" parts 1 and 2 of 2. After their battle with the Fury, the X-Men look forward to a pleasant visit in England with their old friends Brian and Meggan Braddock -- but naturally, fate has other plans. A surprise villain with an especially ugly history with Wolverine and a score to settle with Sage is crashing the party...and she's not leaving without the life of an X-Man!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by Chris Claremont, art by Aaron Lopresti, cover by Andy Park. Penciled by Aaron Lopresti Cover by Andy Park

"Food Fight,: part 1 of 4. Professor Xavier has now assembled his ragtag team of Magneto and Callisto, with youngsters Wicked, Freakshow and Shola under their tutelage. Already struggling to keep the peace in Genosha as well as between themselves, will the team have the strength to get to the bottom of simultaneous terrorist attacks on X-Corp offices around the world?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 22.

X-MEN #161 & #162

Written by Chuck Austen, art and cover by Salvador Larroca.

"Heroes and Villains," parts 1 and 2 of 4. Brand-new story arc! The Brotherhood of Mutants is back with Nocturne from the Exiles, and a surprise shocker of a member.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 15 and Sept. 29.


Written by Robert Kirkman, art by Derec Donovan, cover by Casey Jones.

Join Jubilee, everyone's favorite wisecracking mutant firecracker, in her new adventures on the left coast. Living in the X-Mansion was a trip, but now she's found where weirdos really come out -- Los Angeles. But it won't be all fun and games as she contends with an overbearing aunt, a principal who wants her expelled and a mutant gang-leader who just may have the hots for her. Jubilee is an all-ages, new-reader-friendly romp that will get you in touch with your mall mojo.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, art by Darick Robertson, cover by Greg Land.

"The Devil Inside," part 1 of 6. The X-Man known as Nightcrawler is a man with a foot in two worlds -- one the daylight world of super heroes and super-villains, the other a netherworld of demons and angels, ghosts and monsters -- human and otherwise. With the looks of a devil and the soul of a kind, ordinary man, Nightcrawler is used to being pulled in both directions, but now he might be asked to go where the other X-Men won't -- into the shadows that have always called to him!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 22.

GAMBIT #1 & 2

Written by John Layman, art by Georges Jeanty, cover by Greg Land.

The Ragin' Cajun is back with a vengeance in his very own ongoing series! Ever wonder what Gambit gets up to when he's not out saving the world with the X-Men? Welcome to the exciting but treacherous terrain of the New Orleans underworld, where Gambit's skills and mastery are unquestioned...but this time, his confidence might be his downfall.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 1 and Sept. 29.


Written by Kevin J. Anderson, art by Jorge Lucas, cover by Tommy Ohtsuka.

Part 4 of 5. Young Tolo Hawk sees his opportunity for revenge when trouble befalls his captors. But will he be willing to take advantage of this chance...especially once he finds out what their real motives are?

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Frank Tieri, art by Tom Mandrake, cover by Andy Park.

"Man and Superman," part 3 of 3. Sabretooth comes one step closer to discovering a sinister secret about his past...but will it be this step that drives him over the edge?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 15.


Written by Tony Bedard, art by James Calafiore, cover by Mizuki Sakakibara.

"Living Planet," part 1 of 2. The Exiles must stop the Avengers and Doctor Doom before they destroy the Earth. And did someone say Ego, The Living Planet? You bet they did.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 1.


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

"Bloom," part 3 of 6. Emma's high school teacher -- who you'll recall was fired for kissing her -- is back in her life! This can only mean one thing: draamaaa.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 8.


Written by Rob Rodi, art by Cliff Richards, cover by Rodolfo Migliari.

"Going Rogue," part 3 of 6. As the pieces of the mystery surrounding Rogue's family begin to come together, Rogue finds she may have another problem -- her attraction to the mysterious stranger who¹s been mixed up in this puzzle from the start. And with her relationship with fellow X-Man Gambit falling on hard times, might the temptation be too much?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Sean McKeever, art by Manuel Garcia, cover by Mike Mayhew.

When an assassin's bullet aims for Mystique, the shape-shifting mutant and her enigmatic employer, Shepard, hunt down the source. This issue serves as a jumping-on point and a bridge between last month's "Unnatural" arc and next month's status-quo-shattering event!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Chris Claremont, art by Sean Chen, cover by Greg Land.

X-Men godfather Chris Claremont writes his take on the closing days of the X-Men, with art by fan-favorite Sean Chen (Wolverine, Elektra) and a cover by superstar Greg Land.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 8.


Written by Christina Weir, art by Michael Ryan, cover by Andy Park.

"Choosing Sides," part 5 of 6. The school is divided over the fate of young Kevin Ford, the mutant whose very touch can kill. Will the Xavier Institute allow him to be turned over to the authorities? And it only takes a testy situation like this to set fire to the feud between the New Mutants and the Hellions.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 15.


Written by Fabian Nicieza, art and cover by Rob Liefeld.

Cable completes the assembly of his team, adding a few more familiar faces to his ranks. But when he reaches out to one former X-Force member he thought he could trust, fireworks ensue. Plus, the return of a popular X-Men villainess, and the coming of Jon Spectre.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 8.


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

"The Passion of the Cable," Part 1. A floating city promises hope for humans and mutants alike! But if Cable plans to be Earth's Savior, will Deadpool accept the role of Judas? Marvel Universe guest-stars! Intrigue! Adventure! Big flying fists and loose-lips fun!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 15.

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Written by J. Michael Straczynski, art and cover by Mike Deodato.

"Sins Past," part 4 of 5. The worst defeat that Peter Parker ever endured -- a moment frozen in the minds of Spider-Man fans everywhere -- was supposed to be far in his past. But now, two villains -- ripped, perhaps, directly from that very moment -- have emerged and they threaten to destroy everything that he holds dear.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Fiona Avery, art and cover by Mark Brooks.

Part 4 of 6. Being a freshman in high school is bad enough -- now Marvel's newest hero has to survive her first week of training at her new after-school "job" with a shadowy organization. It's out of the frying pan and into the fire -- but will she get burned by a jealous peer before she gets a chance to prove herself? Also, time for a makeover: A brand-new costume debuts for summer's hottest debut title.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Peter Milligan, art and cover by Clayton Crain.

It's round three of the three-way battle between Venom, Carnage, and a new and possibly even more deadly symbiote.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Kim "Howard" Johnson and Martin Sweeny, art by Staz Jonhson, cover by Bill Sienkiewicz.

First, the all-Johnson team of Kim "Howard" Johnson and Staz Johnson relate the story of a hostage crisis at the Daily Bugle. Then, Martin Sweeny tells of a security guard whose life is changed when a robbery goes awry, Spidey-style!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by Zeb Wells, art and cover by Kaare Andrews.

As poisonous radiation courses through his bloodstream, a vicious Doctor Octopus cracks the secret of Spider-Man and prepares for a battle that will forever define his relationship with the wall crawler.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 15.

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Inspired by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, written by Todd Dezago, art by Michael O'Hare, cover by Randy Green.

Spider-Man makes a bid to join the Fantastic Four -- the hard way! The newest Marvel Age title has our friendly neighborhood webslinger and New York's favorite super-team doing their best to put aside their differences in order to defeat the evil master of disguise -- the Chameleon.

32 pages, $1.75.


Inspired by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, written by Mike Raicht, art by Alex Sanchez, cover by Shane Davis.

A certain green Goliath smashes his way into the Marvel Age, making it, indeed, more and more mighty! This title may in fact be the strongest one there is. At least it is when Bruce Banner is angry. When Bruce loses control, he becomes a very different man -- the unstoppable creature men call the Hulk! Bear witness to never-before-told Hulk adventures in the Marvel Age manner.

32 pages, $1.75.


Plot by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, written by Todd Dezago, art by Valentine De Landro, cover by Michael Ryan.

"Unmasked by Doctor Octopus." Desperate to clear his name and rid himself of the accursed Spider-Man, Doctor Octopus draws the wall-crawler out and defeats. But that¹s not all! Ock unmasks Spidey before the very eyes of J. Jonah Hameson. Get ready for the ride of your lives, True Believers, 'cause you won't believe the twists and turns that go into this incredible Marvel Masterpiece!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 1.


Plot by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, written by Mike Raicht, art by Derec Aucoin, cover by Michael Ryan.

"The Menace of Mysterio. There's a new criminal in town and his name is... Spider-Man? Is Spider-Man committing crimes in his sleep? Is he losing his mind? The only one who may know the truth is the man of mystery known only as Mysterio. Get out your paddles, True Believers, because Spider-Man may just be heading up the river.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Tom DeFalco, penciled by Pat Olliffe, cover by Ron Frenz

"The People Played By Games." Torn between her loyalties to Kaine and the Black Tarantula, Spider-Girl finally confronts Lady Octopus in a final battle.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 1.


Plot by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, written by Marc Sumerak, art by Eric Vedder, cover by Makoto Nakatsuka.

After his defeat at the hands of the Fantastic Four, Doctor Doom is out for revenge... and this time he's not alone! Can the Fantastic Four hope to defeat the combined might of Dr. Doom and the Sub-Mariner?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by Sean McKeever, art and cover by Takeshi Miyazawa.

Liz Allen is sure Flash is cheating on her! If she can't trust her best friend Mary Jane to help her dig up the dirt, who can she trust?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 15.


Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Adrian Alphona and Takeshi Miyazawa, cover by Jo Chen.

Still on the run from their super-villain parents, this motley crew of super-powered kids finds a kindred spirit in a daring young stranger and welcomes him into their fold. But will this dashing young man help the teenagers defeat their villainous parents...or tear them apart? One troubled member finds out, as she leaves the group's hideout with their new recruit, who reveals his startling secret, putting the entire team in jeopardy! Plus: Who do you send to catch a group of missing, runaway teenage super heroes? Marvel's original teen runaway crimefighters, Cloak and Dagger, making their first major appearance in years! Collects Runaways #7-12.

144 pages, $7.99, in stores on Sept. 15.

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

"Avengers Disassembled," part 3 of 4.There's been a lot of buzz around this big Avengers event and this issue is what everyone is waiting for. Who will fall at the hands of the Avengers' greatest enemy? Guest-starring: every Avenger in the history of the Avengers!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Priest, art and cover by Joe Bennett.

"Avengers Disassembled," part 3 of 4. Cap struggles to come to terms with his newfound feelings for the Scarlet Witch even as horrors from his past nearly consume him, and continues to defy Washington's demand that he surrender the so-called "Anti-Cap," the Naval Intelligence Super Sailor. Meanwhile, The Falcon's methods are becoming increasingly ruthless as he decides the best defense is a good offense, deciding to take the Rivas drug cartel head-on. Also, the secret of the DNA sample recovered from Cuba is revealed -- unveiling a threat so deadly it may consume the entire planet.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by Robert Kirkman, art by Scot Eaton, cover by Dave Johnson.

"Avengers Disassembled," part 3 of 4. Mr. Hyde, Hydra, The Red Skull, Batroc The Leaper... this story wouldn't be complete without an appearance by the Serpent Society, and here it is! Cap and Diamondback find themselves at the mercy of these treacherous snakes -- will they be able to escape? Will Diamondback even fight against her old teammates? What does all this have to do with those evil S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and a certain Red-Skulled villain that has been lurking in the background? Find out in September!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 8,


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

Avengers Disassembled tie-in. "Fourtitude," part 2 of 3. With public opinion of the FF at an all-time low and with all of Manhattan endangered by a mysterious alien overlord, which member of the team will make a decision that will radically change the Fantastic Four for some time to come?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 15.


Written by Mark Ricketts, penciled by Tony Harris, cover by Pat Lee.

Avengers Disassembled tie-in. Still reeling from recent traumas, Iron Man must face off against his evil doppelganger. Meanwhile, Pep and Hap return to Stark Enterprises to make preparations to defend the world against those who might abuse Tony's technology.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 8.


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

Avengers Disassembled tie-in. "Changes," part 3 of 4. Betrayed by his body and suffering the painful effects of his slow transformation from man to arachnid, Spidey must once again confront the architect of his metamorphosis -- the Queen! But only Captain America holds the key to her defeat.

32 pages, $2.25.

THOR #84

Written by Michael Oeming, art by Andrea Di Vito, cover by Steve Epting.

Avengers Disassembled tie-in. "Ragnarok," part 4 of 6. What makes a god? Is it birthright, is it happenstance, or is it in the making? Thor finds out the hard way as he seeks answers on how to face the coming end of his people. Thor struggles with the knowledge that his father knew these end-times would come--and yet did nothing to prepare for it. Does that mean Thor should embrace this ultimate doom he and the gods of Asgard were born to face, or like a true warrior, fight against it to the bitter end? To find his answers, Thor must walk the path of his father and embark on the hero's journey -- the journey into mystery! He must surpass his father's deeds in the search for knowledge and pay the ultimate price.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 1.

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Written by Allan Jacobsen, art by C.P. Smith, cover by Scott Kolins.

"To End All Wars," part 2 of 3. A secret society of madmen and monsters, a battleship with world-threatening weaponry, the return of a forgotten hero, and the birth of a new heroine are just the beginning! New Invaders: jump on the ride.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 15.


Written by Greg Pak, art by Charles Adlard, cover by J.H. Williams III.

In a world on the brink, humankind's time is running out, but deep in the jungles of South America a solution is being forged, a solution that will bring about a grand new utopia -- and that solution is Adam Warlock.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by Scott Lobdell, art by Dave Ross, cover by Skottie Young.

"Waxing Poetic," part 1 of 2. Is the All-New, All-Different Alpha Flight really disbanding after only seven issues? Not if the rest of the Marvel Universe has anything to say about it! Guest-starring -- everybody!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by Stacy Weiss, art by Lan Medina, cover by Jorge Lucas.

Gabe and Ellie, the most evolved of the Silver Surfer's abducted children, unleash the prophesied cataclysm on Earth. The Silver Surfer faces his responsibility for the destruction.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Dan Slott, art by Juan Bobillo, cover by Mike Mayhew.

As a superhuman lawyer, She-Hulk has tried some of the strangest cases on Earth... but all of that is about to change! Empowered by The Living Tribunal, Shulkie is heading into deep space to practice Universal Law! Special Guest Appearances by: Beta-Ray Bill, Gladiator and Adam Warlock.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 8.


Written by Marc Sumerak, art and cover by Casey Jones.

"Reach for the Stars," Part 4 of 5. Their childhood fantasies have finally come true as the grown-up Guardians rocket into outer space on the adventure of a lifetime! But when the dreaded Alliance attacks, will their dream turn into a nightmare?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 15.


Written by Akira Yoshida, art by Greg Tocchini, cover by Jo Chen.

"Enchanted," part 2 of 3.It was bad enough that Sif had to compete with Amora the Enchantress for Thor's affections. But with the arrival of the beautiful warrior exchange student, Brunnhilda, all bets are off. Fearing she can't compete with these blond bombshells, Sif teams with Loki to steal the Mirror of Mycha in an effort to magically win Thor's heart. But when Loki's involved, nothing ever goes according to plan...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 8.


Written by Matt Cherniss and Peter Johnson, art by Michael Gaydos, cover by Andy Brase.

With great power must come great responsibility... but when the entire Marvel Universe is recast as a world that is powerless... are our heroes still noble? Was it the radioactive spider bite that made Peter Parker a hero and Norman Osborn a villain? Or was it destiny?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Robert Rodi, art by John Higgins, cover by Andy Brase.

Blackmailed into the service of a mysterious woman, the team of deadly villains embarks on a suicide mission to retrieve the priceless Identity Disc--rumored to contain the secret identities of every hero in the Marvel Universe ­ from the bowels of an A.I.M. terrorist base in the heart of Manhattan.

32 pages, $2.99.



Written by Garth Ennis, art by Leandro Fernandez, cover by Tim Bradstreet.

"Kitchen Irish," part 5 of 6. Finn Cooley's got the kind of face only a mother could love... and Frank Castle can't wait to put a hollow point right between his eyes.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 8.


Written by Samm Barnes, art by Travel Foreman, cover by Dale Keown, creative consultant J. Michael Straczynski.

The story that was too big to tell in Supreme Power Vol. 1 continues. Figures from Joe Ledger's (aka: Dr. Spectrum) past continue to haunt him, as the government searches for a way to solve the Hyperion problem! Spinning out of the best-selling mature readers series in all of comics, Doctor Specturm lights up shelves with the help of hot newcomer Travel Foreman and hand-picked J.M.S. protégé Samm Barnes.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 15.



Written by David Mack, art and cover by Mack.

"The Alchemy" Pt. 2. An all-new start for Kabuki and the perfect jumping-on point for new readers. After escaping the institution for defective government agents, Kabuki follows Akemi¹s directions to meet someone who can give her a new identity and a plane ticket out of Japan to evade the Noh and start a new life. But just who is this mysterious new character? As a bonus, this issue features extras with early Kabuki art by Brian Michael Bendis.

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art and cover by Michael Avon Oeming.

The city is being torn apart by a Powers turf war -- and the super heroes are nowhere to be found! What could be worse? Detective Deena Pilgrim is trapped alone with one of the city¹s most insane criminals -- one she put in prison! Can Walker find her in time?

32 pages, $2.99.

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