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



Written by Mike Carey, art and cover by Jae Lee.

Part 1 of 2. A classic Fantastic Four villain makes the debut here in Ultimate form, turning the Baxter Building into a virtual trap set to capture and eliminate the fledgling adventurers. And what of the other denizens of the skyscraper, including Johnny and Sue's father Dr. Storm? And who has the power to outthink even the most brilliant man alive, Reed Richards? Wait and see!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on May 18.


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

Nick Fury orders S.H.I.E.L.D. to take down the out-of-control Hobgoblin any way they can. Plus, Nick and Spidey have it out and Fury reveals his future plans for an unsuspecting Peter Parker. Part 6 of 6.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on 11.


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

Reprinting the sold-out Ultimates 2 #1-3. It's been one year since they stopped an alien invasion, and now things get difficult! New members, new costumes and 12 months of gossip to catch up on! Who's getting married? Who's divorced? Who's gone nuts since we last saw them? Featuring a pitched battle between the Ultimates and their most powerful member, the renegade Thor!.

96 pages, $4.99, in stores on May 18.


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

The strangest super-team of all makes its Ultimate appearance! With his membership in The Ultimates terminated, Hank Pym makes a bid to become a Defender, joining the storied ranks of such greats as Valkyrie, Nighthawk and Daimon Hellstrom. It's Pym's big chance for redemption. Will he succeed, or only sink lower in the throes of self-pity?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on May 25.


Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art and cover by Stuart Immonen.

Part 1 of 2. Ultimate Wolverine makes his explosive return! Storm travels to the Great White North to find her missing friend, and the duo soon encounter a terrifying new threat--a classic Marvel villain making his Ultimate debut! .

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on May 18. - More Product. More Exclusives.



Written by Fred Van Lenet, art by Leonard Kirk, cover by James Jean.

"Motherless Country," part 2 of 5. The all-new Scorpion follows the only clue to her dark past halfway around the world to exotic Madripoor-- and smack-dab into trouble with the local Triad crime lords! Will her first mission for S.H.I.E.L.D. be her last?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 4.


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

In this tale for the ages, written by Stupendous J. Michael Straczynski and penciled by Magnificent Mike Deodato, Peter and the family are forced to deal with the radical changes in their lives. Straight from the pages of the New Avengers. Part 2 of 5.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on May 25.


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

Her teammateıs at Deathıs Door, her nemesis wants a showdown, and her best friend is falling for the wrong boy -­ if this is Anyaıs destiny, then sheıs taking it back to the store! But rejecting her fate might only make matters worse for Anya -- and better for the perfectly evil Sisterhood of the Wasp!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 25.


Written by Tony Bedard, art by Manuel Garcia, cover by Mike Deodato.

A vicious war between two gangs of escaped super-criminals rages in the streets of New York City! And to stop them, Spider-Man must uncover the secrets of a mysterious woman who is caught in the middle! But will uncovering these secrets jeopardize Spideyıs New Avengers connection?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 18.


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

"The Regret Thing." It's the big night: Homecoming! Mary Jane is all set to go and have an amazing time with her boyfriend, Harry, but a chance encounter with a certain wall-crawling super hero leads MJ to ask herself if she's headed down the right path. Note to MJ: don't tell Liz. Or Harry. And definitely not Flash.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 11.


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

"Family Business," part 1 of 3. When an old enemy returns to destroy the Fantastic Five, Spider-Girl must join the children of the original FF on the last line of defense. Guest-starring: Franklin Richards, Kristoff and the man called Nova.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 4.


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

"Cut to the Chase." Continuing the darkly comic miseducation of the creepiest new alien symbiote to swing around Manhattan! Toxin may be young, but he can rack up the property damage just like his old man, Carnage! Can a host body with good intentions and a copıs instincts actually rein him in? Ask former officer Pat Mulligan, whoıs busy using Toxinıs powers to track down Razor Fist, an escaped super-villain who fled The Raft during the New Avengers Breakout. So how dangerous is a man with two blades for hands? Ask his groupies. You read that right -- groupies!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 18.


Written by Christopher Yost and Petar Bridges, art by Drew Johnson and Cully Hamner, cover by Salvador Larroca.

Two more tales from the wall-crawler's world! First, Spidey must turn to the Fantastic Four when his ability to stick to walls goes berserk. Then, a bystander to a battle of Spidey's loses his memory!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 4.


Written by Dan Slott, art by Ty Templeton and cover by Paul Smith.

"Together Again." Sure, Peter Parker might be the coolest teacher in school, but how will he stack up to the guest-speaker at todayıs special assembly, the one-and-only Human Torch? Yep, itıs time for one last old-school, done-in-one adventure with your friendly-neighborhood-you-know-who and his flaming-goofball-buddy. But this time? Their relationship will be changed forever. Trust me, this is one tale you donıt want to miss!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 4.

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

"Decalogue." A new costumed foe takes to the streets of Hell's Kitchen. Who is he and what will his effect on Daredevil's new status quo be? Did someone say "new super-villian?" Oh, yes. From the writer of New Avengers, itıs the very, very dark side of the Marvel Universe. Part 3 of 6,

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 18.


Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, art by Jim Muniz, cover by Mike Deodato.

"Divine Child." It's a race against time‹and across time‹as the beleaguered members of the Fantastic Four make one last-ditch effort to overthrow the mad despot Ramades, who has turned the entire planet Earth into his personal battlefield. With so many lives in the balance‹and so many lives already sacrificed‹this is one battle the FF dare not lose. Part 4 of 4.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 11.


Written by Frank Tieri, art 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 -- King Eurytheses -- 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! Of course none of this sits well with Herc's father -- Zeus.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 18.


Written by Reginald Hudlin, art by John Romita Jr., cover by John Cassaday.

"Who is the Black Panther?" When Klaw unfurls his carefully orchestrated siege on Wakanda, thereıs no place to hide. Cutting a swathe through Wakanda's ground forces ­ the Rhino and Batroc. Slicing through Wakandaıs aerial defensives -- the Black Knight. And striking a blow where no one would ever expect ­ the Radioactive Man. Wakanda's protector has never faced a challenge like this. Can the Black Panther persevere? Part 4 of 6.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 18.


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

"Wild Blue Yonder." The Daily Bugle's got a new star reporter. Ethan Edwards is his name, and he's the ace in J. Jonah Jamesons' deck, the apple in Betty Brant's eye, and the bane of Peter Parker's existence! Peter may get the pic, but never before Ethan's got the scoop. And if that weren't enough, there may be even more to Ethan than meets the eye...Still, Spidey's got more pressing problems to deal with: a shape-shifting super-villain who'll do anything to feed his nasty habit. Part 2 of 6.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on May 11.


Written by Chris Claremont, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, art by John Buscema, Rick Leonardi, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, cover by Walter Simonson.

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 a special preview of next monthıs Marvel Comics Presents: Wolverine Vol. 1 TPB, Logan makes his first foray as Patch into Madripoor -- an island nation where anything goes, and everything is for sale -- in a story from Marvel Comics Presents #1! Plus: Storm and Cyclops battle for leadership of the X-Men in Uncanny X-Men #201, and Tuk the Caveboy stars in stories from the Dark Ages from Captain America Comics #1 and #2.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 4.


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

Is there a place for a super hero in a court of law? Matt Murdock's abilities as a lawyer are tested to the max as his client goes to trial for the ritualistic murder of a young boy. As the authorities close ranks and the people of Redemption Valley clamor for blood, will justice prevail or is Joel Flood headed for Death Row and a date with the electric chair?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 18.


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

"Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D." With friends like theseŠwho needs enemies? Hydra hits close to home in more ways than one, leaving a rehabilitated Wolverine to face off against a brainwashed, evil former X-Man. With the evil Dawn of the White Light mutants as backup, itıs not looking pretty. Part 3 of 6.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on May 18.


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

"One of Us," part 1 of 2. Billy Bates just had the worst day of his life. What choices led Billy down this road? Bishop investigates and discovers the horrible truth.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 11.


Written, art and cover by Frank Cho.

Having survived their experience with the hungry T-Rex ­ thanks to Shanna -- Doc and his crew scour a labyrinthine Nazi lab in search of an antidote to the plague thatıs ravaging their camp. What they find, however, is something much more. And nothing can prepare them for whatıs waiting outside.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 4.


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

On their journey to discover Blackthroat, Marco and Director Joel Cameron's crew end up on a dark island in the heart of the Bermuda Triangle. Plotting to fuel Marco's thirst for revenge, Cameron hatches a trap with Jeanine's life in the balance. As the small crew turns on one another they soon learn that this island is not as deserted as it seems; it is home to an ancient clan of vampires whose dark secret has ramifications for all of humanity.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 18.



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

"Distant Music." A new arc begins here. Just in time for movie season, new ongoing creative team J. Michael Straczynski and Mike McKone unite their talents to chart a new course for the world's greatest comic magazine! First up: an intriguing offer for a conflicted Reed, and a windfall for Ben.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 25.


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

"Tempus Fugit." We can't tell you everything that happens in this issue simply because it will destroy the shock ending of the previous issue. So instead, just know this: The secret of Monster Island stands revealed, the Hulk is faced with a shocking surprise, we learn the outcome of Bruce's high school catastrophe, and fans will scream when they see the last panel. Part 5 (of 5).

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 4.

GLA #2

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

"Dis-Membership Drive." With the life-expectancy of hamsters, and an ever-thinning lineup, the GLA is in desperate need of new blood. But what self-respecting super-type would sign up for this? Guest stars galore, including Brother Voodoo, El Aguila, and Captain Ultra. Plus Spider-Man, Wolverine, Daredevil, and all the other spotlight-hogs you canıt get enough of! Oh, and donıt forget, in this issue another GLAer dies! Well... besides Mr. Immortal.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 4.


Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Michael Lark, cover by Mike Mayhew.

"Secret War" concludes. Jessica makes a last-ditch effort to find the missing Luke Cage. But will she ever find him? Will her life ever recover from the drama of Secret War? This issue is wall-to-wall guest stars. We'd tell you who, but that would ruin the surprises. Part 4 of 4.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 11.


Written by Robert Kirkman, art Jeff Johnson, cover by Scott Kolins.

"Master of the Ring." One kills vampires. One kills mobsters. The Punisher isn't a vampire, Blade isn't a mobster--it seems like these two would get along swimmingly. But will they? And how does this all tie in with the Ringmaster's plans for world domination? Part 2 of 6.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 4.


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

"The Winter Soldier," part 1 of 6. The questions plaguing Captain America's dreams and memories have been answered in the most brutal way possible. And in the wake of this brutality, General Lukin makes his first all-out assault! Our second arc tears open old wounds and threatens to make new scars that will never heal.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 11.


Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Steve McNiven, cover by David Finch.

David Finch takes a well-deserved nappy time to give Young Gun guest artist Steve McNiven a moment to shine. The mysteries and tragedies of the Sentry come to the forefront as the New Avengers come to his aid. Who is behind the Sentry's tragic life? The answer will shock you!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on May XX.


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

An old friend asks Speed Demon to pull off a huge heist -- will he do it? And does Blizzard want to stop him -- or get in on the action? Meanwhile, Photon tries very, very hard to remember why he should be mad at Atlas. Radioactive Man gets -- a publicist? And a resignation threatens to tear the team apart before it's even come together!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 25.


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

The Red Ghost is back, and he's brought his super-apes with him! Red, Sue, Ben, and Johnny are face-to-face with one of their greatest foes from the past!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 25.


Written by Michael Avon Oeming and Dan Berman, art and cover by Andrea Di Vito.

Return to Asgard. This is the issue that anyone who read Thor Disassembled must have. As Beta Ray Bill returns to Asgard he finds himself in the company of celestial beings and the remnants of Asgard. What has Ragnarok done to the land of the gods? What will he find there? Will he find a final home for his people, or a burning hell!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 18.


Written by Allen Heinberg, art and cover by Jim Cheung.

"Sidekicks." The Young Avengers declare war on one of the Avengersı most powerful and terrifying foes -- but first they must defeat his new allies: Captain America and Iron Man. It's the Young Avengers versus the old Avengers in a battle for the team's future -- and the kids' survival. Part 4 of 6.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 11.


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

Kim is stalked by her would-be killer at a party, and when magical protections fail she has to fall back on her own strength and resourcefulness. But there's a bigger trial still to come when she decides to undertake a pilgrimage to the pillar of smoke -- the legendary source of the Salem witches' powers.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 25.


Written by Mike Raicht, cover by Gabriel Dell'Otto.

The secrets behind the war, as seen through the eyes of the spy game's elder statesman! Secret War: From the Files of Nick Fury is an essential companion to the limited-series mega-event, revealing stunning new details of the darkest chapter in Marvel Universe history! How did S.H.I.E.L.D Director Nick Fury choose his ragtag team of misunderstood heroes? Which A-listers didnıt make the cut, and why? Who does Fury consider the most dangerous villain in the Marvel Universe? The answers will surprise and shock you! This keepsake volume includes Handbook-style bios of all the key participants in Fury's Secret War -- Spider-Man, Captain America, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Wolverine, the Black Widow and many more ­ annotated by Fury himself! Plus: more of the transcripts, case files and other apocrypha seen in Secret War.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 25.


Written by Marc Sumerak, art and cover by Gurihiru.

The Power family goes on a well-deserved vacation...but leave it to Jack to stir up all kinds of trouble along the way! When Jack finds himself outmatched by one of Marvel's most powerful villains, will another family of super heroes help save the day? Itıs clobberin' time when Power Pack teams up with the Fantastic Four.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 18.


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

Racing back to their new secret hideout beneath the La Brea Tar Pits, the Runaways must decide whether the dangerous Victor Mancha is going to be their first prisoner, or their newest member. Plus, a major Marvel Universe villain shows up claiming to be Vic's father... but is he telling the truth? Part 4 of 6.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 4.


Written by Adam Warren, art by Rick Mays, cover by Warren.

The Livewires' long-shot campaign of secret-project sabotage climaxes with a daring raid on their biggest "target of opportunity" so far... But this time, the superhuman "combat mecha", well-armed as they may be with ultratech weapons galore (and even a hijacked tanker-load of AIM nanoware), may have bitten off far more than they can chewŠ

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 11.


Written by Written by Jeff Christiansen, Eric J. Moreels, Stuart Vandal, Mark O'English, Michael Hoskin, Richard Green, Ronald Byrd, Sean McQuaid and Anthony Flamini, cover by Tom Grummett and Morry Hollowell.

Heavy-hitting heroes unite! This Official Handbook contains in-depth bios on more than 30 of the Marvel Universe's most awesome assemblages ­ including the Defenders, Power Pack and the New Thunderbolts!

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 18.



Written by Brandon Thomas, Penciled by Michael O'Hare, cover by Randall Green.

"Invisible Things." With Reed Richards and Johnny Storm on an expedition in a parallel universe, the dynamic duo of Sue Storm and Ben Grimm are forced to keep the lid on a strange crime wave sweeping the city. Ordinary criminals, outfitted with high-tech weaponry, are blazing a dangerous trail, but what's really going on here? Could this all just be an elaborate distraction to give one of the FF's greatest foes access to the Baxter Building? Find out in this original Marvel Adventure...

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on May 4.


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

What's worse than Doc Ock kidnapping J. Jonah Jameson and Aunt May? Doc Ock kidnapping them with the help of Spider-Manıs greatest foes -- Sandman, the Vulture, Mysterio, Kraven the Hunter and Electro! And to add insult to injury, Spidey's powers seem to have...disappeared! Check out the action-packed conclusion to this two-part adventure as our favorite webslinger takes on the Sinister Six. Part 2 of 2.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on May 11.


Written by Marc Sumerak, pencils by Scot Eaton, cover by Michael Ryan.

Marvel Adventures launches its new Fantastic Four series with an all new, action-packed premier issue. New York City is throwing a parade in honor of their favorite first family, but it looks like rain is in the forecast in the form of Dr. Doom. Will Mr. Fantastic, The Invisible Woman, The Human Torch and The Thing be able to save the day and keep Times Square as clean as an all ages comic? Find out in this specially priced opening issue.

32 pages, $1.99, in stores on May 11.



Written by Joss Whedon, pencils and by Dave Cockrum, plus reprints by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Werner Roth.

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of 1975's Giant-Size X-Men #1 and #2 comes a colossal collection of the X-Menıs greatest team-ups -- plus a brand-new untold tale of the All-New, All-Different X-Men by Joss Whedon and Dave Cockrum! The X-Men tangle with the FF in Fantastic Four #28 (July 1964), the Might Avengers guest-star in X-Men #9 (January 1964) and along comes a Spider-Man in X-Men #35 (August 1967),

80 pages, $4.99, in stores on May 25.


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

"Dangerous," The penultimate chapter to Whedon and Cassadayıs first year of Astonishing. In this issue...everything comes crumbling down. Part 5 of 6.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 25.


Written by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, art by Paco Medina, cover by Michael Ryan.

"Campire," part 1 of 1. The kids at Xavierıs deal with death as they mourn the passing of one of their favorite teachers...but when the emotions start coming out, will the kids start saying some things that might signal the end of New Mutants forever?! A Wolverine: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Tie-In.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 4.


Written by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, art by Paco Medina, cover by Michael Ryan.

"Yearıs End" Part 1 (of 2). The Xavier Instituteıs end-of-year dance is upon the New Mutants. Invitations are declined, hearts broken, and jealously runs rampant! And just as the X-Men leave for a mission, an old villain sees this as the perfect time to strike!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 18.


Written by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, art and cover by Clayton Henry.

From the pages of New X-Men, the resident bad boys (and girls) of Xavier's get their own miniseries. The Hellions spend the summer in California, where they'll discover the dirty secrets from one of their pasts and will face a temptation that will determine whether these kids will be heroes or villains.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 25.


Written by Joe Quesada, art and cover by Joshua Middleton.

Reprinting the sold-out NYX #1-3, featuring the first comic-book appearance of X-23! Say hello to a pack of New York City gutterpunks, the likes of which the Marvel Universe has never seen! The X-Menıs dream has always been one of creating hope from despair ­ in a young mutantıs darkest hour, Charles Xavier will always be just around the corner, ready with open arms and a helping hand. But Xavier can't be everywhere at once. What becomes of a group of young mutants that have to rely on themselves for everything from food to shelter to love? Wayward angels with dirty faces who, instead of preparing for Magneto's next big assault, must learn to survive in the cold, harsh world of the city that never sleeps. The world of the X-Men is brought to the streets, and the struggle for survival has never been more uncertainŠ Look for Marvel Must Haves: NYX #4-5 next month -- and NYX #6 in July.

96 pages, $4.99, in stores on May 18.

X-23 #6

Written by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost, art and cover by Billy Tan.

"Innocence Lost" conclusion. Ripped from the pages of NYX, character creator Craig Kyle and star artist Billy Tan bring X-23ıs origin to a deadly finale! She was created to be the ultimate killing machine... but now sheıs been unleashed on the facility that created her. Itıs payback time, and no one will walk away unscathed. One word: SNIKT!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 25.


Written by Tony Bedard, penciled by Mizuki Sakakibara, cover by Jim Calafiore.

"Timebreakers," Now that the menace behind the Exilesı recent troubles has revealed himself in all his evil glory, itıs time for...Beak to save the day? Things could get messy. Part 3 of 4.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 18.

X-MEN #170

Written by Peter Milligan, art and cover by by Salvador Larroca,

"Golgotha" The final confrontation with the hideous Golgotha happens here! Can the X-Men get over their inner demons and finally destroy this creature for good? Part 5 of 5.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on May 25.


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

"On Ice!" The exciting conclusion of the X-Menıs Savage Land adventure! 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 5 of 5.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on May 18.

GAMBIT #10 & 11

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

"Hath No Fury," parts 1 and 2 of 3. As a thief, Gambit has faced some risky jobs, but this may be his most dangerous yet -- he'll have to infiltrate the heavily-fortified home of the world's most powerful mutants. That's right...Gambit's got to swipe something right from under the noses of his teammates, the X-Men.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 11.


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

"Enema Of The State" Part 1 of 3. Deadpool is brainwashed by the mysterious group known as The Black Box to become a mindless assassin (which, honestly, didn't take much washing). So Deadpool does what comes naturally to him -- the opposite of what's expected! But hey, where's Cable? And what are Cannonball and Siryn doing in the book?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 18.


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

This is it! The shattering conclusion to this special X-Force limited series. Shatterstar returns to the present only to find that his recent acquisition may be more than he bargained for!.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 25.


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

Wolverine faces the evil priestess Hana, the demon lord Ryuki and their horde of zombie samurai, while his ally Mana searches for a way to defeat them once and for all and save the world. Can the X-Man buy Mana enough time? Can he stand up against a force strong enough to open up a doorway to a demon world?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 25.


Written by Chris Claremont, art and covers by Aaron Lopresti.

A "House of M" prelude. Guest-starring Dr. Strange. Professor Xavier must call in the help of the Sorcerer Supreme to deal with the increasingly dangerous, reality-altering madness of Wanda Maximoff. And perhaps even more dangerous is the grief and desperation of her father, Magneto.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 25.


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

In the depths of Shi'ar space, at the heart of the great Starjammer, Aliyah is finally reunited with her mother, Deathbird! But this tender reunion is merely the prelude, as the face of the foe who's been striking at the X-Men becomes more clear!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May XX.


Written by Tony Bedard, art by Karl Moline and Scot Eaton.

"Forget-Me-Not." In a desperate bid against Lady Deathstrike and her mystery accomplice, Rogue and Sunfire are forced to do something that changes them both...possibly forever! This issue will have a lasting impact on Rogue,who will soon be seen in X-Men #171. Part 5 of 6.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 11.

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

From the darkest bowels of Riker's prison, the old men preside over their empire. Nothing goes down without their say-so; no one draws a breath without their permission. And when a riot explodes, they need only fortify their defenses and ride it out. But someone else is weaving his way through the bloodstained halls, their newest neighbor: Frank Castle.

56 pages, $4.99, in stores on May 11.


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

"Up Is Down And Black Is White" Frank Castleıs got big problems: Ubergangster Nicky Cavella is back with a vengeance. And if Frank is going to survive the experience he just might need a little helpŠfrom a secret admirer. Part 3 (of 6).

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 11.

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

This issue presents the most important moment in the life of Detective Deena Pilgrim ­ a truly shocking Powers event.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on May 11.


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

The first-ever Powers hardcover! But not only is it a hardcover...itıs a hardcover collection of the entire first year of Powers in chronological order! The first three epic Powers stories, issues #1-11, are presented in order of publication for the very first time ­remastered, redesigned and reformatted! Plus all the Powers bonus features youıve come to know and love: sketchwork, scripts, interviews, galleries, original designs and a Powers collection first -- a Best of the Letter Column, Year One! This is where the story begins.

488 pages, $29.99, in stores on May 25.

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