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Friday, January 21, 2004


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



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

"New Avengers," part 1 of 6. Trump Tower has nothing on Spider-Man... Springing out of the pages of New Avengers, you won't believe what the fickle hand of fate has in store for Peter Parker, Mary Jane and Aunt May...

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 20.


Written by Reginald Hudlin, penciled by Billy Tan, cover by Steve McNiven.

Hudlin has already brought you his searing vision for Black Panther. Now he's teaming up with artist Billy Tan to shake up everyoneıs favorite web-slinger. In part one of "Wild Blue Yonder," Peter Parker's life is turned upside down. Heıs got an incredible new pad (you wonıt believe where), a new job, and -- although he doesn't know it -- a new nemesis who's everything that Peter isn't. But first, Spider-Man's got to deal with a more pressing problem -- a shape-shifting super-villain who's developed a nasty habit...and will do anything to feed it. And wait -- Who's that hitting on Mary Jane?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 13.


Written by Peter Milligan, penciled by Darick Robertson, cover by Esad Ribic.

As each new generation of men must hand down the torch to the next, so each new generation of alien symbiotes must hand down the, ah, stringy, fleshy tendrils. So move over Venom, step aside Carnage, because Toxin is getting his own limited series as Spider-Man Month continues with a nod to New Avengers. When a full-scale jailbreak leaves New York overrun with super villains, Pat sees the perfect opportunity to use the creature sharing his body for good. But Toxin might have other ideas! Featuring a special guest appearance by Spider-Man and a different villain encounter every issue!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April


Written by Al Sjoerdsma, Mike Fichera, Sean Mcquaid, Ronald Byrd, Heather Buchanan, Kerry Wilkinson, Eric Engelhard, Jason Godin, Barry Reese, Bryan Thiessen and Jeff Christiansen, cover by Tom Raney and Morry Hollowell.

The spectacular sequel to last year's Official Handbook Of The Marvel Universe: Spider-Man 2004, this Official Handbook contains in-depth bios on more than 30 of the wisecracking web-slinger's closest allies and most infamous enemies -- including the Stacy Twins, fresh from the pages of Amazing Spider-Man, and Toxin, in time for this month's Toxin #1. Plus: An all-new cover by Tom Raney, digitally painted by Morry Hollowell.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 20


Written by Jim Shooter and Stan Lee, penciled by Mike Zeck and Steve Ditko, cover by Mike Zeck.

Celebrating 65 years of titanic tomes from the House of Ideas, Marvel Milestones makes its triumphant return to the comics scene. Experience the highs, lows and in-betweens of Marvel's finest -- monthly -- in full color. This issue: In time for Toxin #1, there comes a costume. Itıs the first appearance of Venom, as Spider-Man's new symbiotic black costume, from Secret Wars #8! Plus: The first appearance of Hercules from Journey Into Mystery Annual #1.

48 pages, $3.99, in store on April 13.


Written by Tony Bedard, pencilled by Manuel Garcia, cover by Mike Deodato

The New Avengers riot hits here. The jailbreak of the century causes more havoc in the Marvel U as a flood of the most dangerous villains on the planet pour into the streets of New York City. And caught between two warring cliques of escaped convicts is everyone's favorite Web-slinger.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 20.


Written by Paul Jenkins, pencils and cover by Mark Buckingham.

Paul Jenkins wraps up his five-year tenure as a Spider-Man writer and brings Spectacular Spider-Man to a close in a moving, self-contained tale that reunites him with artist Mark Buckingham.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 27.


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

"The Friendship Thing." Liz has been acting snarkier than usual, and Mary Jane is determined to get some answers--even if it costs her their friendship! At the same time, Flash and Harry make an awkward attempt at revisiting a time when they were the best of friends.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 13.


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

From the Dragon King to the Goblin Queen, the daughter of Spider-Man has faced her share of formidable foes. This time, Spider-Girl learns that her old enemy Funny Face has attacked the local police headquarters and is holding her dad hostage.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 6.


Written by Dan Slott, penciled by Ty Templeton, cover by Paul Smith.

It's taken awhile, but it looks like these two young heroes are finally becoming good friends. What could possibly come between them now? Would you believe... a girl? It's a love triangle that ends in a kitty-corner, when the Torch puts the moves on Spidey's latex-wearing bad girl, the Black Cat! Is Johnny her new red-hot lover, or a cat's-paw for her latest heist? This one's got it all, spider-fan: the black costume, the Black Cat, and ... wait for it ... the Black Panther?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 6.


Written by Fiona Avery, penciled by Roger Cruz, cover by Mark Brooks.

"Between Life And Death" Spider-Man makes his first featured appearance, as part of April's Spider-Man Month. After her disastrous fight with a teen assassin leaves Anya up the creek without a paddle, it's up to Spidey to lend a hand to the new kid in town! Maybe he can give her tips on how to deal with members of the press -- especially when they happen to be your investigative reporter dad tracking your new identity. Meanwhile, the harsh reality of collateral damage hits Anya like a ton of bricks...and lands one of her teammates in Intensive Care. It's time for Anya to take her fate into her own hands...even if that means paying a terrible price.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 27.

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Written by Fred Van Lente, penciled by Leonard Kirk, cover by James Jean.

The fans spoke and Marvel listened. The winner of the poll for characters fans wanted to see revamped makes her astonishing debut! Amazing Fantasy #7 presents the all-new, all-different Scorpion,

After the vicious murder of her adoptive parents, Carmilla Black discovers her biological mother is the top scientist of the worldwide terrorist network, A.I.M. Now, to unravel the secrets of her true identity and mysterious power, she's hot on the heels of her enigmatic mother, with S.H.I.E.L.D. hot on her trail, hoping sheıll lead them right to the terrorists' leadership! Part 1 of 6.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 6.


Written by Marc Sumerak, pencils and cover by Gurihiru,

"I Know What We Did That Summer." Readers of all ages rejoice as Marvel's youngest team of super heroes returns for more action, family fun and Snark-stomping adventures in this brand new series. It's the triumphant return of everyone's favorite super-powered siblings--Alex, Julie, Jack and Katie--in brand-new stories, In this issue: Katie Power is ready to reveal her secret super-hero life to the world...and it's up to her siblings to stop her before the truth can come back to haunt them! Better act fast, kids...'cause the Snarks are coming.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 6.


Written by Marc Sumerak, pencils and cover by Gurihiru.

"Misadventures in Babysitting." Alex Power has finally scored a date with the girl of his dreams...too bad his parents are making him babysit his brother and sisters on the same night! Will Alex be able to sneak out for a romantic evening without his super-powered siblings unleashing a whirlwind of inter-dimensional chaos in his absence? Do you really have to ask?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 27.

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

"Hobgoblin." Young Harry Osborn has come to believe that his friend, Peter Parker, killed his father Norman when Peter was Spider-Man. Now, Harry plans a horrifying, misguided vengeance that could end Peter's life. Prepare for the battle of Spider-Man and the Hobgoblin. Will either survive this epic encounter? Part 4 and 5 of 6.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 6 and 20.


Written by Orson Scott Card, penciled and cover by Andy Kubert.

The second part of the secret origin of Tony Stark, Ultimate Iron Man! A child of science and nature, Tony Stark is not like "normal" kids -- heıs much more. See the construction of the man and his armor,

32 pages, $2,99, in stores on April 20.


Written by Warren Ellis, pencils and cover by Steve McNiven.

Kree soldier Mahr Vehl has abandoned his mission on our planet to prevent mankind's ascension to the stars. And his sudden betrayal may mean a swift doom for the Earth.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 27.


Written by Warren Ellis, pencils and cover by Adam Kubert.

"The N-Zone." The FF have come face-to-face with the remaining inhabitants of the N-Zone. Will they make it through meeting Ultimate Annihilus and his fellow survivors? Witness the colossal climax to the concluding chapter of the N-Zone saga! Part 6 of 6.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 27.


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

The all-action issue you've been waiting for! The Ultimates are pitted in pitched battle against their renegade member--The Mighty Thor! Can even the greatest super team on Earth take down a Norse thunder god?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 13.


Written by Brian Vaughan, pencils and cover by Stuart Immonen.

"A Hard Lesson." Introducing an all-new villain to the Ultimate Universe! When a dangerous young mutant immune to psychic control takes Charles Xavier and the rest of a Manhattan bank hostage, the Professor must lead a diverse group of humans in a risky bid to end the siege.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 20.

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

"Decalogue." Exactly how much was Matt Murdock willing to sacrifice in his obsession to clean up Hellıs Kitchen? And what does it have to do with a painful family legacy? The next episode exploring Daredevilıs year-long reign as the new Kingpin, framed around The Ten Commandments. Part 2 of 5.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 27.


Written by David Hine, penciled by Michael Gaydos, cover by Bill Sienkiewicz.

Matt Murdockıs nightly patrols as Daredevil backfire spectacularly in the small, God-fearing town of Redemption, as the fight turns dirty and "the devil" is accused of a crime he didnıt commit. Battling the public outcry paints a bullseye on Mattıs chest ­ even as he becomes more and more certain his client, Joel Flood, is not guilty of the gruesome, ritualistic killing that has the townfolk literally up in arms. But time is running out, a horrific secret will be revealed, and the only one who can corroborate Joelıs alibi is his mute, paralyzed father, who hasnıt spoken in over three years.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 20.


Written by David Hine, penciled by Lan Medina, cover by Tom Raney.

"Underground." The stunning conclusion to the "Underground" story-arc! Ismael and Bishop finally confront the tortured monster that dwells underneath District X! Can Ismael overcome his fears and do whatıs right? He might have to if he wants Bishop to stay alive! Part 6 of 6.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 13.


Written by Reginald Hudlin, penciled by John Romita Jr., cover by Frank Cho.

"Who Is The Black Panther?" Many years ago, Klaw killed the reigning Black Panther -- but not without a price. Learn how he did it... as he readies himself for the death of T'challa! Part 3 of 6.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 13.


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

The master of the mystic arts is back - as only J. Michael Straczynski and artist Brandon Peterson could envision him! Stephen Strange discovers the true role the Ancient One intends him to fulfill as enemies mount on every side.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 6.


Written by Mark Millar, penciled by John Romita Jr., cover by Greg Land.

"Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D." Whatıs scarier than a high-profile super hero turned deathcult assassin? Two super heroes turned deathcult assassins! Hydra might have lost Wolverine, but two more take his place, and one is a former X-Man who will shock former teammates and readers alike. As the new Supreme Hydra launches an unprecedented attack on S.H.I.E.L.D., thereıs precious little time for second guesses, leaving Nick Fury to send Wolverine into the heat of battle hoping the deprogramming will stick. Part 2 of 6.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 20.


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

"Divine Time." In the far past, in a reality that shouldn't exist, the fight for the future rages on! Branded as outlaws and trapped in a pyramid of horrors -- with no modern technology at their disposal -- how will Reed, Sue, and Ben escape Ancient Egypt to stop the mad tyrant Ramades in the present? And where exactly is Johnny? Cut off from his teammates, can it be that his only hope for survival is...Doom? Part 3 of 4.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 13.


Written by Frank Cho, pencils and cover by Cho.

What could be worse than a dozen hungry raptors? How about the guy who tops the neighborhood food chain? Doc and his crew race across the Savage Land -- and straight into the drooling jaws of a ravenous T-Rex. Can Shanna save them?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 6.


Written by Frank Tieri, pencils and cover by Mark Texeira.

Reeling from the tragic death of Thor, the Prince of Power knows his star is fading fast. So what better way to pump up his Q-rating than to relive his defining moment? When his most bitter foe throws down the gauntlet, Hercules agrees to the challenge: Twelve labors, each more perilous than the one before it -- and each updated for reality-TV consumption. Zounds!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April

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Written by Priest, pencils and cover by Dan Jurgens.

Series conclusion! Distraught over his choices and their deadly consequences, the Falcon has set out to correct his mistakes‹ starting with recapturing Captain Americaıs Navy counterpart, the so-called "Anti-Cap." Realizing his partner has taken on the deadly Anti-Cap alone, Captain America sets off after the Falcon‹ which leads to the final battle between the two Captains as the Falconıs fate hangs in the balance.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 27.


Written by Michael Avon Oeming and Dan Berlan, pencils and cover by Andrea Di Vito.

Beta Ray Bill and Stardust are locked in an epic battle that will rock the heavens and shake the very firmament of the universe, dimming stars and knocking planets from their orbits. In a fit of desperation, Stardust took a gamble that unleashed a terrible evil into the universe. An evil so great that it may destroy everything.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 20.


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

"Out Of Time" finale. Who killed the Red Skull? Who is the mystery assassin we have yet to see? This issue answers those questions and more. The hunt for the killer of the Red Skull takes a bizarre turn and Steve Rogers' life turns with it. Shattered fragments of Cap's past are called into question by new memories that keep flooding his mind. Is someone playing mind games with him, or has he been in the dark about certain events for years? Only a trip to the scene of his most devastating failure will answer that question. Part 6 of 6.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 20.

FANTASTIC FOUR #525 and #526

Written by Karl Kesel, penciled by Tom Grummett, cover by Jim Cheung.

"Dream Fever!" Part 1 and 2 of 2. Diablo's back-- more dangerous than ever as the potion-toting terrorist declares alchemical warfare on the FF! Making matter worse, the World's Greatest Imaginauts are becoming more and more tired, irritable, delirious... sick! Coincidence... or part of Diablo's nightmarish plan? All this and The Inhumans, Dr. Doom and guest stars galore.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 20.


Written by Mike Carey, pencils and cover by Mike Perkins.

In a school where witches are a dime a dozen, you'd better find out exactly who your friends Kim learns this lesson the hard way as she begins to discover the true nature of her witch-powers, and runs into a crowd of Salem ghosts. Kim's in for the fight of her life...guess it's just another day in high school.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 27.


Written by Peter David, pencils and cover by Lee Weeks.

"Tempus Fugit." It was just over thirty years ago that the Hulk fought a sawed-off, scrappy Canadian named Wolverine. And on the island where nothing is as it seems, he's returned--exactly as he was back then--to try and carve himself a piece of the Hulk. With an ending that readers absolutely cannot miss! Part 4 of 5.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 6.


Written by Adam Warren, penciled by Ricardo Mays, cover by Adam Warren.

Sabotaging and destroying top-secret research programs is a tricky line of work, as the Livewires discover during a mission that requires supercharged pheromone seduction on the dance floor, high-speed hacking and cracking of an ultrasecure computer network, and the detection and defeat of holocamouflaged, half-ton robot snipers--all at the same time! Meanwhile, poor "newbie mecha" Stem Cell finds herself getting drowned in a bathtubŠ Clearly, the artificial lives of nanogrown combat mecha are full of difficult challenges.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 20.


Written by Brian Vaughan, penciled by Adrian Alphona, cover by Jo Chen.

"True Believers," part 3 of 6. It's the first public appearance of Excelsior, as six fan-favorite characters again don their classic costumes. But do these young heroes intend to help the Runaways, or destroy them? Plus, more clues to the identity of which major Marvel Universe villain is the father of an all-new teenage runaway.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 6.

G.L.A. #1

Written by Dan Slott, pencils and cover by Paul Pelletier.

They are the Great Lake Avengers, the guys who got the shortest end of the super-hero stick. But with the real Avengers disassembled, theyıre going to try to step up to the plate and deal with one of their most powerful villains! Can they save the day? Well, we just hope these guys can save themselves, This Issue: A Great Lake Avenger Dies! (Besides Mr. Immortal, duh.) Special appearances by: Captain America, Thor, the Vision, the Scarlet Witch, and Hawkeye.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 6.


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

Wall-to-wall action New Avengers-style. The New Avengers have gathered to avenge those affected by the wild events of the Breakout. But the questions revealed in this issue will have deep ramifications for the rest of the Marvel Universe. Part 6 of 6.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 27.


Written by Allan Jacobsen, pencils and cover by C. P. Smith.

"Cruel And Unusual," the conclusion. Captain America, the Sub-Mariner, and the Human Torch are together again--for the final time! The Invadersı Deadliest Enemy has returned, and this time he will stop at nothing to destroy them! The Good Guys donıt always win!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 20.


Written by Akira Yoshida, art and cover by Pat Lee.

The climactic battle -- will the combined might of the Earthıs two greatest super hero families be enough to save Manhattan -- and the world -- from total annihilation? The X-Men and FF do their final face-off against the alien Brood.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 6.


Written by Fabian Nicieza, pencils and cover by Tom Grummett.

"Modern Marvels," Flushed with success, the Big Apple's newest heroes have to face their greatest challenge yet: an adoring public and the reflections in their mirrors! A new storyarc begins with a self-contained jumping-on point: "Modern Marvels," shows how the "man on the street" views the T-Bolts -- and if that matches how the T-Bolts view themselves...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 13.


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

"Ring Of The Master" Part 1 of 5. The Ringmaster is sick of sitting on the sidelines. He's out to make a name for himself. Unfortunately for Spider-Man and Moon Knight, they are caught up in the middle of his master plan. This is the start of a brand-new story arc for the new hit title. It's an excellent jumping-on point for new readers. Find out what everyone is talking about.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 6.


Written by Robert Kirkman, penciled by Cliff Rathburn, cover by Jim Cheung.

The Mole Man is back. He's out to get revenge for all the times he's been defeated. Now the Fantastic Four are face to face with one of the most deadly foes of their past, and it's all part of Reed's plan.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 27.


Written by Allan Heinberg, pencils and cover by Jim Cheung.

"Sidekicks." It's the Young Avengers versus the Avengers when Captain America and Iron Man force Patriot, Asgardian, and Hulkling to reveal their secret identities. But will the growing threat from a classic Avengers foe unite the two teams or destroy them both? Part 3 of 6.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 13.

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Plot by Alan Kupperberg, written by Brandon Thomas, penciled by Michael O'Hare, cover by Randy Green.

Witness the Blue-Eyed, Ever-Lovin' Thing duke it out with the Incredible Hulk--Hollywood style! As if a showbiz showdown between those two weren't enough, some special guests are on the scene, resulting in a Mighty Marvel free-for-all!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 6.


Written by Erica David, penciled by Patrick Scherberger. cover by Tony Salvador Daniel.

"The Sinister Six," part 1 of 2. What separates the super-villains from just plain old villains? When they escape from prison, regular villains might lay low for a while and enjoy the sweet taste of freedom. But not a super-villain like Doctor Octopus--the minute heıs free, heıs gathering up the most dangerous crew ever assembled: the Vulture, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Sandman and Mysterio! And theyıve all got one thing on their minds: bringing down Spider-Man once and for all! As if that werenıt enough for this two-part epic, maybe we should mention that Spideyıs powers are on the fritz, and heıs only got the abilities ofŠa regular teenager?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 27.

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X-23 #5

Written by Christopher Yost, pencils and cover by Billy Tan.

"Innocence Lost" Spinning out of NYX, the penultimate chapter of X-23ıs origin: The programıs horrifying master plan is finally revealed and X-23 is sent on her most vicious mission yet, the ramifications of which will turn the Facility on its head. All the anger, pain, and betrayal come to a boil in this issue.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 20.


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

"Dangerous."A familiar face returns to the pages of Astonishing X-Men just as things take a turn for the worse. But will the helping hand be in time? Part 4 of 6.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 20.


Written by Christina Weir and Nunzio DeFilippis, pencils and cover by Michael Ryan.

"X-Posed!" A forbidden relationship comes out into the open, with consequences for everyone at Xavierıs! Stand-alone issue.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 20.

X-MEN #169

Written by Peter Milligan, pencils and cover by Salvador Larroca.

"Golgotha." The strange madness the X-Men discovered in Antarctica has come to the X-Mansion. Are the X-Men prepared to face whatıs inside themŠor will they be defeated by their own inner demons? Part 4 of 5.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 20.


Written by Chris Claremont, pencils and cover by Aaron Lopresti.

"Save The Life Of My Child" Magneto and Professor X face some tough choices with their charge on Genosha, while Callisto and Archangel face a deadly and familiar adversary -- Viper!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 27.


Plotted by Rob Liefeld, scripted by Brandon Thomas, penciled by Marat Mychaels, cover by Liefeld.

Shatterstar continues to pursue Spiral, seeking to prevent her from obtaining the deadly Five Fingers Of Annihilation. He arrives in an alternate timeline where Spiral wields absolute power and is allied with familiar friends...or are they now foes? Guest starring Cable, Domino, Sunspot and Caliban.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 13.

EXILES #62 and #63

Written by Tony Bedard, penciled by Mizuki Sakakibara, cover by Mike McKone.

"Time Breakers" It all starts here! The story where all questions will be answered! Why is the Timebroker so evil all of a sudden? Who are the Timebreakers? Who's been pulling the strings all along? And when the heck is Beak going to make himself useful. Parts 1 and 2 of 4.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 13 and April 27.


Written by Akira Yoshida, pencils and cover by Chris Bachalo.

This special 10th Anniversary Age of Apocalypse event comes to a close with this star-shattering conclusion! What will be the final fate of the AoA universe?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 6.


Written by Tony Bedard, penciled by Karl Moline, cover by Scot Eaton.

"Forget-Me-Not." Rogue and Sunfire take on Lady Deathstrike! But is she the only one behind their recent problems? Part 4 of 6.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 20.


Written by John Layman, pencils and cover by Georges Jeanty.

"Voodoo Economics." Itıs bad enough that the living dead are overrunning New Orleans, but one of the zombies just happens to be the reanimated corpse of an invulnerable super-villain! Even with the help of Brother Voodoo, Gambitıs going to have a hard time surviving. And if and when he does, thereıs a girl with a broken heart whoıs got an even nastier surprise in store for him. Part 3 of 3.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 13.


Written by Chris Claremont, pencils and cover by Alan Davis.

"On Ice!"The X-Menıs Savage Land adventure continues! Their strange new foes are bent on claiming the Earth for their own‹and they plan on using the might of the X-Men to do it! The merry mutants must make some uneasy alliances to stop the only enemies they arenıt a match for‹their own teammates! Guest-starring Ka-Zar! Part 4 of 5.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on April 20.


Written by Akira Yoshida, penciled by Shin Nagasawa, cover by Katsuya Terada.

Wolverine discovers the history of the Shoshei Order of Priestesses and the current Priestess Mana. But is it too late to stop the demon-lord Ryuki and his hoard of zombie-samurai and save Japan?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 27.


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

The destruction of the Mansion was only the beginning! While the X-Men are still searching for survivors, and just beginning to comprehend whatıs happening to them across the globe (and indeed, the cosmos), their alien adversaries return in full force to finish the job and complete their annihilation of Charles Xavierıs School and all his students. And in the battleıs aftermath, one of the core cast will leave the team forever.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 13.


Written by Fabian Nicieza, pencils and cover Patrick Zircher.

The conclusion of "A Murder in Paradise," as our not-so-private dick, Deadpool, has to scour Cable's island paradise of Providence to solve the murder of a hated and feared terrorist.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 20.


Written by Paul Di Filippo and James Peaty, penciled by Cliff Richards and Yvel Guichet, cover by Paul Smith.

Two great stories, starring two original X-Men, Angel and Beast! In the first, Paul Di Filippo and Cliff Richards take you to the sky as Angel helps some sick children soar into the clouds! In "A Night at the Opera" by James Peaty and Yvel Guichet, Beast goes out for a little culture, only to find that for a mutant, these things are easier said than done!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 6.


Written by Greg Pak, pencils and cover by Greg Land.

The unforgettable conclusion! As the power of the Phoenix threatens the very foundations of existence, everything comes down to the choices of one man torn between the two women he loves.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 27.

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PUNISHER #19 and #20

Written by Garth Ennis. penciled by Leo Fernandez, cover by Tim Bradstreet.

"Up Is Down And Black Is White" Parts 1 and 2 of 6. Ubergangster Nicky Cavella is back with a vengeance -- this time hitting Frank Castle where he least expects it -- right in the black pit of his hardened heart. With one unspeakable act, Nicky will go right to the top of Frankıs "to-do" list -- and thereıs nowhere heıd rather be.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 6 and April 27.



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

Get ready for the biggest fight scene Powers has ever seen as Retro Girl is faced with a foe more powerful than she might be ready for.

32 pages, $2.95.


Homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim investigate murders specific to super-hero cases. And with all super heroes declared illegal, a Powers crime wave has hit the city, and hit hard. With exclusive bonus features! A rarely seen Legends prologue story by Bendis and Oeming introducing the new Retro Girl from the pages of Wizard's Edge, another brand-new "Bendis and Oeming interview each other," a stunning look into Oemingıs research, bonus text pieces, a cover gallery, a making-of-the-scene, and much more.

272 pages, $19.95.

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