Thursday, December 23, 2004
MARVEL TRADE PAPERBACKS FOR MARCH
Following are Marvel Comics' solicitation for March, with information coming from the publisher.
Written by Todd Dezago and Mike Raicht, art by Logan Lubera and Valentine de Landro, cover by Roger Cruz.
Is Spider-Man throwing in the towel? Tired of saving the day and getting no respect, Spider-Man considers taking a break from his super-hero duties, which leaves the city wide open for the likes of the Sandman and the Enforcers! Will Spidey let it all go to pot, or will he step up to the plate and take one for the team? Also featuring the Human Torch and Marvel Ageıs newest villains: the Scorpion and the Beetle! Collects Marvel Age Spider-Man #17-20.
96 pages, $5.99.
SPIDER-GIRL VOL. 3: AVENGING ALLIES DIGEST
Written by Tom DeFalco, art and cover by Pat Olliffe.
The adventures of Spider-Manıs daughter continue as Mayday Parker faces defeat and disgrace at the hands of Darkdevil, the Avengers and the man named Kaine! Plus: Beset by problems in her civilian guise, Spider-Girl teams up with the always-sensational Speedball to take on Mr. Abnormal, the most flexible felon of all! Collects Spider-Girl #12-16 and Spider-Girl 1999 Annual.
152 pages, $7.99.
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 and they each possess fabulous, exotic abilities and appearances. The product of experiments on humanity by an alien culture millennia ago, the Inhumans are a race governed by the laws of genetics. Here as nowhere else, diversity and individuality are prized beyond compare. The Inhumans have flourished in isolation from humanity within their island kingdom of Attilan on the surface of the moon, but what happens when their king decides to send some of his subjects to Earth to learn about humans? Will they be able to integrate into human culture? More important, will they even try? The next generation of Inhumans star in this atmospheric new ensemble drama. Collects Inhumans #1-6.
144 pages, $7.99.
Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art and cover by Mark Bagley.
A bizarre occurrence brings Spider-Man and Wolverine together for the weirdest team-up in super-hero history! As the two struggle to get to the bottom of this mystery, their lives literally unravel. Why are both heroes too concerned with their own lives to work together? Plus: 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 counts one Peter Parker -- Spider-Man -- as a student. Collects Ultimate Spider-Man #66-71.
144 pages, $12.99.
ULTIMATE NIGHTMARE TPB
Written by Warren Ellis, art and cover by Trevor Hairsine.
A story of international intrigue that shakes every Ultimate book to its core! As world communications systems break down, the source of the anomaly is revealed as Tanguska, Russia. Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. leads a force comprised of Captain America, Black Widow and Sam Wilson to investigate, while, simultaneously, Charles Xavier of the X-Men dispatches his own team consisting of Jean Grey, Wolverine and Colossus. And what they discover there -- and what happens next -- defies belief! Collecting Ultimate Nightmare #1-5.
120 pages, $11.99.
Written by Chris Claremont, art and cover by John Buscema.
He's known by many names: Logan. Weapon X. Wolverine. On fact is certain: He's the best there is at what he does...and what he does isn't pretty! Here -- in stories collected for the first time in color -- the feral X-Man adopts his now-infamous "Patch" identity in Madripoor as he tries to track down the mystical Black Sword of legend. Featuring Jessica Drew, a.k.a. Spider-Woman, and Silver Samurai! Plus: General Coy moves into Madripoor, sending his new goons after rival crimelord Tyger Tiger. Can Wolverine and his allies keep the peace? Get in on the ground floor for the start of a new series, reprinting the Wolverine solo series that rocked the comics world in 1989. This volume collects issues #1-5.
120 pages, $12.99.
X-MEN: THE COMPLETE AGE OF APOCALYPSE EPIC BOOK 1 TPB
Written by John Francis Moore, Scott Lobdell, Mark Waid, Fabian Nicieza, Larry Hama, Warren Ellis and more, art by Steve Epting, Tony Daniel, Salvador Larroca, Chris Bachalo, Adam Kubert, Andy Kubert, Joe Madureira and more.
It begins here! The critically acclaimed, fan-favorite storyline that rocked the X-Men Universe to its core is collected across four volumes! In a cracked-mirror world ruled by the genocidal mutant despot Apocalypse, only one hope remains: Magneto and his Astonishing X-Men! Collects X-Men Chronicles #1 and #2, Tales From the Age of Apocalypse: By the Light, X-Man #-1, X-Man '96 Annual, Tales From the Age of Apocalypse: Sinister Bloodlines and Blink #1-4.
360 pages, $29.99.
Written by Kurt Busiek, with Jerry Ordway and John Francis Moore, art by George Perez, with Jerry Ordway, Stewart Immonen and Leonardo Manco, cover by Perez.
The European country of Slorenia is dead. Every man, woman and child, eliminated with the cold precision of a machine. And out of the flaming remnants of this tiny Baltic state comes a message from its murderer: Mankind's days are numbered...because Ultron has returned! He -- or it -- is one of the Avengersı oldest, most implacable foes, menacing humanity countless times. But never before has Ultron been this dangerous, this deadly. Now, he stands on the brink of committing global genocide, and rebuilding Earth in his own robotic image. Our only hope is a desperate U.N. strike on Slorenia, led by the Avengers themselves. But will it be in time? Will the strength and courage of Earth's Mightiest Heroes be enough in the face of such overwhelming evil? For the sake of the world, it will have to be! Plus: When you're an Avenger, youıre one of Earthıs Mightiest Heroes the first line of defense against the dangers no conventional foe could halt, the threats no ordinary man could withstand. Threats including Dominex, Lord Templar, Pagan and the Thunderbolts! Collects Avengers #12-22, #0 and Annual 1999.
336 pages, $29.99.
Written, art and cover by John Byrne.
Not since the days of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the trailblazers of the Marvel Universe, had someone so perfectly captured the intense mood, cosmic style and classic sense of adventure of Marvel's first family of super heroes. Writer/artist John Byrne launched the Fantastic Four into realms where few creators before had dared to go. Now, the collection of his classic run continues! Featuring the trial of Reed Richards -- and introducing the newest member of the Fantastic Four. Plus, Reed and Sue place the fate of their unborn child in the arms of...Doctor Octopus?! Collects Fantastic Four #258-267, Alpha Flight #4 and Thing #10.
288 pages, $24.99.
Written by Stan Lee, pencils and cover by Jack Kirby.
The eighth manic Masterworks featuring the First Family of Funnybooks. Breaking it down: the Silver Surfer pursued by none other than the world-devouring Galactus; the FF vs. Spidey, DD and Thor in a barnstorming brouhaha; a fantastic voyage into the Microverse to battle the Psycho Man; the Thing--cured!; the first appearance of Annihilus; Crystal, the Inhuman, joins the FF, and one of comics' most historic moments, the birth of Franklin Richards--it just doesn't stop! This one's a humdinger so chock-full of excitement itıs ready to burst! And it's all brought to you by no less than the minds that made Marvel magnificent, Stan and Jack! Collecting Fantastic Four (Vol. 1) #72-81 and Annual #6.
272 pages, $49.99.
Story and art by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.
Continuing the celebration of its 65th anniversary, Marvel Comics is proud to re-present the earliest adventures of Captain America, Sentinel of Liberty! This monumental hardcover volume re-masters and restores the first four historic issues of Captain America from 1941. Return to the Golden Age of comics as Cap and Bucky come face to face with the Red Skull, the Ringmaster of Death, Nazi minions and more!
264 pages, $49.99.
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 heıs not out saving the world with the X-Men? Welcome to the exciting but treacherous terrain of the New Orleans underworld, where Gambitıs skills and mastery are unquestionedbut this time, his confidence might be his downfall! Join writer John Layman and artist Georges Jeanty for the breakneck adventures of the smoothest, most charming devil ever to wear the X! Collects Gambit #1-6.
144 pages, $14.99.
Written by Peter David, art 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. Collects Madrox #1-5.
120 pages, $13.99.
Written by Tony Bedard, art by James Calafiore and Mizuki Sakakibara, cover by Sakakibara.
The Exiles enter into a world of swords and sorcery that any true X-fan will enjoy! Guest-starring the villainy of Kulan Gath! Plus: Ego the Living Planet -- a father? It's up to the Exiles, the Avengers, and the Fantastic Four to keep the Earth from becoming Ego Junior! Finally, a seemingly trivial, low-key mission spirals into a cataclysmic, universe-shattering disaster...all because of a Danish? Itıs the Exiles' most hilarious adventure yet! Collects Exiles #52-58.
168 pages, $17.99.
Artwork and coverby Rob Liefeld, written by Fabian Nicieza.
Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza return to the characters they made famous! Cable, Domino, Cannonball, Shatterstar, Warpath and all the rest are back! New heroes, new villains, and big action...X-Force just the way you want it! Collects X-Force #1-6.
144 pages, $14.99.
Written by Roy Thomas, art by Dan Adkins and Gene Colan, cover by Barry Smith.
Now unto us is born...the magician! The Master of the Mystic Artsı earliest adventures continue as Strange stands as mankindıs last, best hope against the dark otherworldly forces that conspire to steal the life of the conscious world including Nightmare, Dormammu, Lord Nekron and the Sons of the Satannish! Featuring the origin of Dr. Strange...and Strange and Clea's first kiss! Plus: Strange takes on a new, masked costume! Guest-starring the Avengers! Collects Doctor Strange #169-178 and #180-183, Avengers #61, Sub-Mariner #22, Marvel Feature #1, Incredible Hulk #126, and Marvel Premiere #3-10 and #12-14.
608 pages, $16.99.
Written by Marv Wolfman, Steve Gerber, Doug Moench, Gerry Conway and more, art by Gene Colan, John Buscema, Neal Adams, Tony DeZuniga and more, cover by Earl Norem.
The Essential Tomb of Dracula series concludes, featuring tales of Dracula through the ages -- from when he first became a vampire and eventually Lord of the Undead to his resurfacing in modern days. Collects stories from Tomb of Dracula Magazine #2-6, Dracula Lives! #1-13, and Frankenstein Monster #7-9.
592 pages, $16.99.
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