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Saturday, August 21, 2004

MARVEL COMICS FOR NOVEMBER

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

NEW AVENGERS TITLES

NEW AVENGERS #1

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

"New Avengers," part 1 of 5. After the devastating destruction of the original Avengers just what sort of threat to the world could persuade Captain America to assemble an all-new team? And after the events of Avengers Disassembled, who could possibly be on this team? How does Cap, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Wolverine sound? Get ready for the first of a proposed 500-issue run that signals an all-new era, as Bendis and Finch join with you, the fervent faithful, for the launch of the all-new ongoing Avengers series.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 24.

AVENGERS FINALE #1

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by David Finch, George Perez, Steve Epting, Jimmy Cheung and others, cover by Neal Adams.

Avengers Disassembled Epilogue. In the wreckage of Avengers Mansion, Earth's Mightiest Heroes meet for the very last time. It's the end of an era, brought to you by Brian Bendis and an all-star cast of artists -- including names like George Perez, Steve Epting, Jim Cheung, Eric Powell, Darick Robertson, Mike Oeming, Alex Maleev, David Mack and more Surely, there isn't a dry eye in the House of Ideas, True Believer.

48 pages, $3.50, in stores on Nov. 3.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #1

Written by Ed Brubaker, art and cover by Steve Epting.

It's a new beginning as four-time Eisner-nominated Best Writer Ed Brubaker makes his Marvel debut, joined by white-hot artist Steve Epting. As the new regular creative team, they will take Cap's life in directions fans will never see coming. In just this first issue, the Red Skull lays the groundwork for his most devastating attack ever on Captain America and the land he holds dear...and with the Cosmic Cube in his possession, how can Cap hope to stop him? Find out in the shocking twist-ending.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 17

IRON MAN #1

Written by Warren Ellis, art and cover by Adi Granov.

"Extremis," part 1 of 6. It's the beginning of a new era for Iron Man as renowned scribe Warren Ellis joins forces with digital painter Adi Granov to redefine the armored avenger's world for the 21st century‹a landscape of terrifying new technologies that threaten to overwhelm fragile mankind! What is Extremis, who has unleashed it, and what does its emergence portend for the world?

48 pages, $3.50, in stores on Nov. 10.

NEW THUNDERBOLTS #1 & #2

Written by Kurt Busiek, art and cover by Tom Grummett.

Avengers Disassembled tie-in. Parts 1 and 2 of 6. From the ashes of the Avengers a new group of heroes spring forth -- all of whom happen to be former villains. This new ongoing series signals a return to greatness for one of Marvel's longest-running titles of the last decade. And it may look all-new, but longtime fans can relax -- these are the same creative schlubs who brought you the rollicking Avengers/Thunderbolts Limited Series.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 10 and Nov. 24.

AVENGERS: EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES #1 & #2

Written by Joe Casey, art and cover by Scott Kolins.

Parts 1 and 2 of 8. This is where the legend began! A bi-weekly look into the early, pivotal period of the Marvel Universe, when five fledgling heroes -- Iron Man, Thor, Giant-Man, The Wasp and The Hulk -- banded together to fight the foes no single hero could overcome! But how did the public react? How did the U.S. government react? Previously untold secrets surrounding the formation of the Avengers are revealed in this all-new series, just in time to sate fans whipped into a frenzy by the Avengers Disassembled event. Here, for the first time, don't miss a beat as five individuals must learn to work as a team, and forge a legend.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Nov 3 and Nov. 17.

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE: BOOK OF THE DEAD 2004

Written by Jeff Christiansen, Eric J. Moreels, Michael Hoskin, Jonathan Couper-Smartt and Ronald Byrd, cover by Salvadro Larroca.

The House of Ideas pays tribute to its fallen heroes. OHOTMUBOTD04 includes in-depth bios on more than 40 of Marvelıs dearly departed -- from ancient ones, old soldiers, kid sidekicks and Stacys to casualties of Avengers Disassembled. Plus: an all-new, digitally painted cover by Salvador Larroca!

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Nov. 10.

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MARVEL HEROES TITLES

MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2004

Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Tom DeFalco, cover by Stuart Immonen.

In the great Marvel tradition comes a new holiday special with three premiere stories. Industry Legend Tom Defalco (Spider-Girl) brings you a riff on A Christmas Carol starring Spider-Man. Rising star Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (MK Four, Nightcrawler) writes two mini-holiday tales, one featuring a Hanukkah story with Ben Grimm (The Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Thing)!

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Nov. 24.

THE PULSE #6

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, penciled by Brent Anderson, cover by Mike Mayhew.

Part 1 of 5. Jessica Jones and Luke Cage's lives have been destroyed by the events of the Secret War, so what is Jessica going to do about it? Fans of Secret War -- feel The Pulse as it pounds out more gritty intrigue even as it welcomes a new artist: Brent Anderson. Guest-starring: Captain America, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Nick Fury and many, many more.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 10.

FANTASTIC FOUR #520

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

"Galactus," part 1 of 6. No answers here, intrepid fans -- all Marvel will say is this: no matter what your guess, you'll be surprised by the answer!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 16.

SHE-HULK #9

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

"Strong Eough." After months in deep space, She-Hulk returns to Earth a changed woman. A major power boost has made her stronger than ever, maybe even stronger than this issue's guest star: Hercules! Feats of strength can wait, however, 'cause this emerald enchantress is going to the books and relying on brains, not brawn, to get the Prince of Power out of some Herculean legal problems.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 10.

CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE FALCON #9

Written by Christopher Priest, art and cover by Joe Bennett.

"Brothers and Keepers (Adelphoite Phylaxes)," part 2 of 5. MODOK's origin is revealed as the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing continues stalking former A.I.M. agents across Europe. Cap attempts to broker a cease-fire with Navy Intelligence. But, although the fate of the Anti-Cap appears to be resolved, the government refuses to drop criminal charges against The Falcon, which in turn pushes The Falcon to even more extreme measures. But, has he gone too far this time?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 3.

MARVEL TEAM-UP #1 & #2

Written by Robert Kirkman, art and cover by Scott Kolins.

"Golden Child," parts 1 and 2 of 2. When Cerebro detects Paul Patterson, a student attending Peter Parker's school who has developed mutant powers -- it sets Wolverine and Spider-Man on the same path. But with competing agendas, will they work together? Will they be at odds?

32 pages, in stores on Nov. 3 and Nov. 17

WARLOCK #3

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

Part 3 of 6. "He will be a vengeful god. But he will have the heart of a man." The training of a god has ended, and now his reign will begin. Prepare yourself for the Second Coming of Adam Warlock, as the golden gladiator lays his judgment upon the world.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 10.

ALPHA FLIGHT #9

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

"Days of Future Present, Past Participle," part 1 of 4. Continuing the Marvel tradition of classic time-traveling stories! Former Alpha Flight ally Flashback comes begging our heroes to time-jump to the past and stop his future self from dying in an attack that involves the original Alpha Flight, and er...Omega Flight.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 3.

POWERLESS #6

Written by Matt Cherniss and Peter Johnson, art by Michael Gaydos, cover by Steve McNiven.

The mysteries of the Powerless universe are finally revealed in the series' climactic conclusion! What devastating truth will psychiatrist William Watts learn when the lives of Peter Parker, Matt Murdock and Logan all converge on him for the last time? In a world without powers, who will live and who will die? And who will be changed forever?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 24.

INVADERS #4

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

"Blood," part 1 of 2. Come to England for a blood-thirstingly good adventure, chaps! Der Blutsauger, the Children of Blood. Vampires. Skinheads. The ancestral curse of the Falsworth Bloodline has returned, and this time they're out for Spitfire's blood! Featuring the Mighty Destroyer and the V-Battalion.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 17.

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X-MEN TITLES

ASTONISHING X-MEN #7

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

"Dangerous," part 1 of 6. A tragic death at the school reveals a powerful enemy living among the X-Men that they could never have suspected -- and no, it's not Magneto.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 24.

WOLVERINE #22

Written by Mark Millar, art nad cover by John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson.

"Enemy of the State," part 3 of 6. The Fantastic Four is trapped in the Baxter Building with the world's deadliest weapon... Wolverine! Think this is as good as it gets for Wolverine? Four against one isn't a fair fight... for the Four, that is...

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 17.

X-MEN: THE END -- DREAMERS AND DEMONS #5

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

Part 5 of 6. X-Men past and present under siege by their greatest enemies. A daring escape attempt from the Neverland concentration camp. Wolverine and Storm join the fray. And with the Phoenix re-emerging, can Madeline Pryor be far behind?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 10.

EXCALIBUR #7

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

"Food Fight," part 3 of 3. Who are the 16 Million, and what do they have against Professor X?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 24.

UNCANNY X-MEN #452

Written by Chris Claremont, art by Andy Park, cover by Paul Smith.

"Chasing Hellfire," part 1 of 3. While on assignment to track down missing teammate Sage, the X-Men discover more than they bargained for: the birth of a newer and deadlier Hellfire Club.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 3.

GAMBIT #4

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

"House of Cards," part 4 of 6. Gambit goes on the trail of his upstart rival, "Fast Jack" Jessup -- all while trying to stay two steps ahead of the men who are after him! Will he be able to evade his pursuers long enough to settle his score with Fast Jack?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 10.

NIGHTCRAWLER #3

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

"The Devil Inside," part 3 of 4. Nightcrawler has enlisted the help of his one-time girlfriend, Amanda Sefton -- a.k.a. Magik -- to get to the bottom of the mystery of the 13 dead children. Can she defend him against the forces of the supernatural that appear to be at work, or are they both out of their league?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 24.

X-MEN #164

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

"Heroes and Villains," part 4 of 4. The explosive conclusion to the battle between the X-Men and the newly re-formed Brotherhood of Mutants! When the dust clears, will everyone remain standing?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 3.

ROGUE #5

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

"Going Rogue," part 5 of 6. The love triangle between Rogue, Gambit and the mysterious stranger who's been both helping and hindering Rogue in her quest heats up! But what happens when Rogue's search for the missing pieces of her life begins to put the life of someone she loves in danger?

32 pages, $2.99, in store on Nov. 24.

MYSTIQUE #21

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

"Quiet," part 2 of 5. Mystique is caught between two masters--one, mutant activist Charles Xavier; the other, the mysterious Quiet Man. Now, the time has come when she can no longer serve both.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 24.

NEW X-MEN #7

Written by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, art by Michael Ryan, cover by Randy Green.

"Haunted," part 1 of 3. Someone...or something...is haunting the halls of the Xavier Institute, and it's up to the New X-Men to get to the bottom of it! Plus, what is the secret of Prodigy's younger sister?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 17.

EXILES #54

Written by Tony Bedard, art and cover by Mizuki Sakakibara.

"Chain Lightning," stand-alone issue. A seemingly trivial, low-key mission spirals into a cataclysmic, universe-shattering disaster...all because of a Danish? The Exiles' most hilarious adventure yet!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 3.

SABRETOOTH #3

Written by Daniel Way, art by Bart Sears, cover by Paolo Rivera.

Part 3 of 5. As Sasquatch embarks on a mission to capture or destroy Sabretooth, more mysterious questions are raised... Has Sabretooth slaughtered an entire town of innocent civilians? And if not, what mysterious agent has turned the desolate and isolated Isle Dupree into a graveyard?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 3.

STARJAMMERS #6

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

"The Cadet and the Corsairs" epilogue. The Starjammers have declared war on the Union of Intelligent Races...but how do they plan to win? The answer might just be in young Tolo Hawk's hands.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 3.

CABLE/DEADPOOL #9

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

"The Passion of the Cable," part 3 of 6. Will the new Six Pack tear Cable's floating sanctuary to the ground if it means ruining mankind's last hope for peace? And speaking of peace -- or pieces -- Deadpool is tracking down components of the hi-tech puzzle that will de-power Cable -- but so is everyone else in the Marvel Universe... and wait until you find out who hired Deadpool to do the job.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 17.

X-FORCE #4

Plot, pencils and cover by Rob Liefeld, script by Fabian Nicieza.

Part 4 of 6. Cable, Shatterstar and Co. encounter the evil of the Administrator and the terrible power of the Watchtower. Which side will Sam and Spectre fight for? Guest-starring Wolverine and Deadpool.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 17.

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ULTIMATE TITLES

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #13

Written by Warren Ellis, art and cover by Andy Kubert.

Part 1 of 6. It's the beginning of the F.F.'s exploration of the mysterious N Zone. Young Reed Richards wants to duplicate the accident that changed the four into the bizarre beings they've become and thereby reverse the process. But will Reed's noble attempts at redress cause more harm than good?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 24.

ULTIMATE NIGHTMARE #4

Written by Warren Ellis, art by Trevor Hairsine, cover by Steve Epting.

Page 4 of 5. In the Tunguska region, the Ultimates and Ultimate X-Men race toward the center of the strange transmissions that have devastated worldwide communications. But monstrous mutations of Soviet super-villains bar their path. And when we say monstrous -- we mean Island of Dr. Moreau-level nastiness.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 3.

ULTIMATE X-MEN #53

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

The climactic fourth and final part of the Fenris Twins storyline! When the X-Men arrive at the Empire State Building to take down the Fenris folks, it leads to a big rematch between Gambit and Wolverine! Plus, what decision does Rogue make that will affect her budding relationship with Bobby Drake, Iceman?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 10.

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #68 & #69

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

Parts 1 and 2 of 2. Johnny Storm realizes that despite his new flame powers and fame on the horizon, he still doesn't have a high school diploma. And where does the young New Yorker enroll? Why none other than a certain Queens high school that also has one Peter Parker -- Spider-Man -- as a student. And what's up between Johnny and sweet Liz Allen? Watch the sparks fly!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 3 and Nov. 17.

ULTIMATE ELEKTRA #4

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

"Devil's Due," part 4 of 5. With Elektra's father imprisoned for a murder he didn't commit, the only way Elektra can clear his name is to reunite with her old flame, Matt Murdock! But can these star-crossed lovers-turned-partners put the past aside long enough to solve the crime -- or will they be the next victims of the mysterious assassin that's haunting New York?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 24.

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SPIDER-MAN TITLES

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #514

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

"Sins Past," part 6 of 6. All is revealed in the pulse-pounding conclusion to "Sins Past"!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 24.

MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #8

Written by Mark Millar, art by Frank Cho, cover by Terry Dodson.

Conclusion of "Venomous" Everyone's favorite symbiote is back with a brand-new look!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 10.

AMAZING FANTASY #6

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

Part 6 of 6. It's the end of the origin of Anya Corazon -- and a new beginning. But, first, the question on everyone's mind: what's the public identity of Marvel's newest media darling?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 24.

SPIDER-MAN: INDIA #1

Written by Jeevan J. Kang, Suresh Seetharaman and Sharad Devarajan, art and cover by Jeevan J. Kang.

Everybody knows the story of Spider-Man...but what if things had happened differently? What if it wasn't a New Yorker named Peter Parker, but an Indian teenager named Pavitr Prabhakar who was gifted with the abilities of the spider? Witness the rebirth of a legend as young Pavitr learns hard lessons about power...and responsibility.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 17.

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #21

Written by Paul Jenkins, art and cover by Talent Caldwell.

Guest-starring the Fantastic Four, Doctor Strange, Black Cat and Angel. Ben Grimm's all-night poker games have become legendary among the super-hero set, and for the first time Spider-Man has been asked to join the table! But when the Kingpin unexpectedly deals himself in, the stakes are raised. Can the wall-crawler come out on top in this celebrity poker showdown?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores Nov. 10.

SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #6

Written by Sheldon Allen and Scott Gimple, art by Jim Cheung and Stuart Immonen, cover by Mike Allred.

Two new tales of Spidey's world by two new writers and the best artists in the business! First, Spider-Man must grapple with the grim spectre of defeat in a story by Sheldon Allen and Jim Cheung. Then, witness the life story of a man who'll one day be known as "Thug #1" by Scott Gimple and Stuart Immonen.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 3.

SPIDER-MAN: ENTER DOCTOR OCTOPUS! KIDıS CHAPTER BOOK

Written by Louise Ann Gikow, cover by Mark Bagley, art by Francisco Herrera.

An author, editor, television writer, and composer--there is little that Louise Ann Gikow has not done in children's entertainment. She's even spent time on the New York Times best-seller list for her novelization of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Now, she has teamed up with Marvel Press to create a must-read chapter book series starring Spider-Man. Life's hard -- welcome to Peter Parker's world! He not only has to do tons of homework and help his Aunt May make ends meet, but also has to battle super-villains and save the world. When Doc Ock rolls into town, it spells danger for everyone, especially Peter's best friends, Mary Jane and Harry. And Peter soon learns that the life of a super hero isn't always so super.

224 pages, $8.99.



MARVEL AGE TITLES

MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN #15

Written by Todd Dezago, art by Shane Davis, cover by Roger Cruz.

"Duel with Daredevil." It's the Amazing Spider-Man! With Special Guest Star Daredevil! It's a battle under the big top as the Wall-Crawler and the Man Without Fear use their acrobatic skills to defeat The Ringmaster and his Circus of Crime! But can they succeed once the hypnotic Ringmaster mesmerizes our heroes into battling each other?

32 pages, $1.75, in store on Nov. 3.

MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN #16

Written by Mike Raicht, art by Gus Vazquez, cover by Roger Cruz.

The kids of Midtown High School throw a celebration in Spider-Man's honor! Could things finally be turning around for our favorite wall-crawler? Don't bet on it! It's the return of Spidey's greatest foe -- The Green Goblin! Plus, the Human Torch stops by for a visit. If flames and pumpkin bombs don't get a party started, what does?

32 pages, $1.75, in stores on Nov. 17.

MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP #3

Written by Todd Dezago, art by Jonboy Meyers, cover by Randy Green.

"Down with the Monsters." Featuring Spider-Man and the X-Men's Kitty Pryde --together! Itıs fast-paced action far beneath the streets of Manhattan as Spidey teams up with junior X-Man, Kitty Pryde, to confront the underground-dwelling mutants with a moniker only whispered amongst men: The Morlocks. Twists and turns abound in this story and the final outcome is truly anybodyıs guess!

32 pages, $1.75, in stores on Nov. 17.

MARVEL AGE HULK #3

Written by Mike Raicht, art by Alex Sanchez, cover by Shane Davis.

"Big Green Men."The Green Goliath smashes his way through another brand-new Marvel Age adventure. Bruce Banner continues to wander across the Southwest and finds himself in the town of Roswell, New Mexico, where things aren't always what they seem. Will the Hulk be able to stop an alien threat from invading Earth?

32 pages, $1.75, in stores on Nov. 10.

MARVEL AGE FANTASTIC FOUR #8

Written by John Layman, art by Joseph Dodd, cover by Makoto Nakatsuka.

"Prisoners of the Puppet Master." Enter the Puppet Master, an evil mastermind who has learned to control people using action figures. Check out this new all-ages adventure of The Fantastic Four based on the original classic stories!

32 pages, $1.75, in stores on Nov. 3.

THOR: SON OF ASGARD #10

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

"Worthy," part 1 of 3. Thor grew up with the belief that he would one day wield the mighty uru hammer, Mjolnir. But as the years pass and he becomes increasingly frustrated by his inability to achive his goal, Thor comes to question what makes a person worthy. But his questions will have to wait, as Sif is kidnapped by Frost Giants!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 10.

EMMA FROST #17

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

"Bloom," part 5 of 6. Emma has become extremely friendly with another, more experienced telepath...but is this relationship entirely healthy? It might not be for Ian Kendall, the teacher Emma's infatuated with...whose life is suddenly turned upside down.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 10.

SPIDER-GIRL #80

Written by Tom DeFalco, art by Pat Olliffe, cover by Ron Frenz.

A single-issue story and a great jumping-on point. As Courtney Duran finally learns Moose's terrible secret, Davida Kirby helps an injured Spider-Girl against the monstrous Dragon King.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 3.

JUBILEE #3

Written by Robert Kirkman, art by Michael O'Hare, cover by Casey Jones.

Payton-Noble High's newest and spunkiest recruit, Jubilee, finds herself caught between her classmates and an L.A. gang rivalry. Can everyoneıs favorite mutant mallrat handle it in the barrio, or will Jubilee fall prey to South Central's own special blend of hospitality? And what the heck is Aunt Hope doing with all those firearms?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 3.

MARVEL AGE SPIDER-GIRL VOL. 2: DIGEST

Written by Tom DeFalco,art by Pat Olliffe, cover by Ron Frenz.

Her name is May "Mayday" Parker, and she recently learned her father was the original Spider-Man. The good news is that sheıs having the time of her life as she hones the amazing spider-like abilities she inherited from him. The bad news is that some of her roughest, toughest battles lie ahead. Reprinting Spider-Girl #6-11.

144 pages, $7.99.

MARVEL AGE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 2 DIGEST

Written by Marc Sumerak and John Layman, art by Joseph Dodd, Ryan Odagawa, Dax Gordine nad Eric Vedder, cover by Makoto Nakatsuka.

Modern retellings of more of the classic Fantastic Four tales, based on the original stories by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby! This volume contains the thrilling adventures of Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Thing, and the Human Torch as they battle Puppet Master, Sub-Mariner and Dr. Doom!

96 pages, $5.99.

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MARVEL KNIGHTS TITLES

DISTRICT X #7

Written by David Hine, art by David Yardin.

"Underground," part 1 of 6. Something lives under District X, something that loves the dark...and it's leaving a trail of murders in its wake. In a world that's rarely black-and-white, will Bishop and his partner Ismael be able to make the right calls that save people's lives? Or will they be helpless against this predator under the streets?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 10.

DAREDEVIL #67

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

"Golden Age," part 2 of 4. As if Daredevil's present wasn't bad enough, Daredevil's past now comes back to haunt him in a big way. In Golden Age, learn who was kingpin before The Kingpin. And what does he have to do with the legend of the White Tiger? Spanning the history of Marvel Comics, join the Eisner-nominated Bendis & Maleev for a 40th Anniversary celebration like no other!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 24.

ELEKTRA: THE HAND #4

Written by Akira Yoshida, art by Chris Gossett, cover by Bill Sienkiewicz.

Part 4 of 5. The Hand continues to grow in power as it drives out foreign influence from Japan. But its leader, Kagenobu Yoshioka, soon learns that the stronger his organization has grown, the less control he has over The Hand and its members. Certain sects have hired out their services and skills to the highest bidders, turning against the Japanese people it once sought to protect. Can one man now destroy the very beast he helped bring to life?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 24.

BULLSEYE: GREATEST HITS #3

Written by Daniel Way, art by Steve Dillo, cover by Mike Deodato Jr.

Part 3 of 5. It's a rumble in the jungle when Bullseye squares off against the Punisher!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 10.

BLACK WIDOW #3

Written by Richard K. Morgan, art by Bill Sienkiewicz, layouts by Goran Parlov, cover by Greg Land.

Part 3 of 6. The intrigue continues as the spy who melted Siberia -- Natasha Romanova -- uses herself as bait to get vital info. Meanwhile, her hunters in our nation's capital track her down, meaning -- you guessed it -- a guest appearance by Nick Fury.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 24.

MADROX #3

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

Part 3 of 5. Ever been totally beside yourself? Ever feel as if sometimes you're your own worst enemy? Then you can sympathize with Jamie Madrox as his investigation into his "own" death spirals out of control in Chicago, causing him to doubt everyone and everything, including -- most especially -- himself. Meanwhile, Guido has a major smackdown with the assassin, Clay, while Wolfsbane seeks the goods on a philandering husband who may be cheating on his wife...but only spiritually.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 17.

TOMB OF DRACULA #2

Written by Rob Rodi, art by Jamie Tolagson, cover by Bill Sienkiewicz.

Part 2 of 6. Blade and a violent team of deadly vampire slayers set out to destroy Dracula before his metamorphosis into a vampire god is complete!! But is there a mole on the mission? Plus: the truth about the eerie prophecy of Dracula's destiny...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 3.

NYX #7

Written by Joe Quesada, art by Robert Teranishi, cover by Josh Middleton.

"Wannabe," part 7 of 7. Final issue. As the last chapter of Kiden and her friends' saga comes to a close, the kids come to realize why they have been brought together and what it really means to be a mutant in the Big Apple.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 24.

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #12

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

"The Stuff of Dreams," part 3 of 3. Every dream must come to an end -- even the fear-induced nightmares that Psycho-Man is spreading across Manhattan. It's the climax to the first year of Marvel Knights 4 and the final showdown between the FF and their reality-warping foe. A radical shift in the status quo of Marvel Comicsı First Family of super heroes and adventurers.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 10.

HULK & THING: HARD KNOCKS #3

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

Part 3 of 4. It's clobbering ti--OOF! Bruce Jones and superstar artist Jae Lee ring the bell for round three between two of Marvelıs most powerful sluggers.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Nov. 3.

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DOCTOR SPECTRUM #4

Written by Samm Barnes, art by Travel Foreman, cover by Gary Frank.

Part 4 of 6. Dig deeper into the past of Joe Ledger, a.k.a. Dr. Spectrum! The crystal that powered Hyperion's ship and became embedded in Dr. Spectrum's arm has plans for him. See those plans unfold here, in the story that couldn't be contained in Supreme Power!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 17.

PUNISHER #13 & #14

Written by Garth Ennis, art by Doug Braithwaite, cover by Tim Bradstreet.

"Mother Russia," parts 1 and 2 of 6. Nick Fury's got a job that needs doing -- in Russia. The kind of suicide mission any sane man wouldn't ponder for a second. And that's exactly why he needs Frank Castle.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Nov. 3 and Nov. 17.

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POWERS #6

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

Kidnapped by super-villains! Tortured by their leader! And she's been missing for hours! What is the fate of Detective Deena Pilgrim?

32 pages, $2.99.

KABUKI #3

Written, art and cover by David Mack.

"The Alchemy" Pt. 3.Kabuki is on a plane leaving Japan, leaving the Noh agency behind. A new passport, a new name, a new look, a new job, and a new life. So who is this new character on the plane with her who seems to know so much? Itıs a new start for Kabuki and the perfect jumping-on issue for new readers.

32 pages, $2.99.

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