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Monday, April 18, 2005


Following are Marvel Comics' solicitations for July, with information coming from the company.



Written by Brian Michael Bendis, penciled by Olivier Coipel, cover by Esad Ribic. The world has turned upside-down and only two people know the truth. Follow Wolverine as he tries to piece together the mystery of the House of M, but first he must figure out -- who are his friends and who are foes? The last page of this issue will blow your minds!

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


Written by Brian Michael Bendis, penciled by Olivier Coipel, cover by Esad Ribic.

The fate of the entire world rests on the shoulders of one young girl, the newest of new mutants, Layla Miller. She is about to become the most important person in the Marvel Universe and this is her first appearance.Starring the entire Marvel Universe.

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


Written by Greg Pak, pencils and cover by Pat Lee.

Tony Stark is the smartest, most successful Sapien on the planet‹the best and brightest of a dying species. Does it bother him that the House of M uses the technology produced by Tony's multi-billion-dollar company to keep Sapiens down? That must be the reason he keeps his most powerful creation a secret ­ a familiar-looking suit of armor!

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


Written by John Layman, pencils and cover by Scot Eaton.

The Fantastic Four as you never could have imagined them! The trusted advisor at Magneto's right hand is almost certainly the second most powerful man in the world. But the question is...will second-best be enough for Victor Von Doom?

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


Written by Mike Raicht.

Witness history in the making! Revealing startling new details of the moment that changed everything, Secrets of The House of M is an essential companion to the limited-series mega-event. This keepsake volume also includes an overview of significant events and world leaders in the House of M reality, and handoobk-style bios of all the key players ­ including S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives, mutant heroes and super-humans! Plus: newspaper and magazine articles, personal journal entries, a guided tour of the House of M reality, and more.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on July 20.


Written by David Hine, penciled by Lan Medina, cover by Andy Park.

House of M tie-in. Lights, camera, terrorists! Special investigator of human and mutant affairs, Ismael Ortega, teams up with ordinary cop, Lucas Bishop, to make sure terrorists from the Human Resistance Movement don't kill hundreds by sabotaging a glamorous movie premiere!

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


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

House of M tie-in. "Season Of The Witch" Part 1 of 4. The return of Captain Britain! Brian Braddock is released from his duties as protector of the Omniverse to deal with a threat of even greater proportions‹as if that was even possible! Meanwhile, Pyslocke and Rachel find themselves trapped in a situation with no way out!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 6.


Written by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, pencils and cover by Aaron Lopresti.

House of M tie-in. "House Divided" Part 1 of 4. When orders come down that a leader of the human resistance in Japan must be assassinated, S.H.I.E.L.D.'s highly trained Hellions squad is called in to do it. But when a team of future mutant leaders called the New Mutants find out about this, they must intervene to put an end to a guaranteed disaster of global portions!

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


Written by Peter David, penciled by Jorge Lucas, cover by Andy Brase

House of M tie-in. ³The Last Refuge,² parts 1 and 2 of 4. In the Australian outback, Bruce Banner has found a peace he's never known amongst a tribe of Aborigines. But when their safety is threatened by a battle between a sect of AIM and the ruling totalitarian mutant government, the Hulk is forced to intervene in a BIG way. A House of M tie-in as the aforementioned "House" discovers that there is one mortal in all the world who can stand against it, and he's drawing an incredible line in the sand, setting a stage for an unprecedented showdown. The Hulk like you've never seen him before!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 6 amd July 20.


Written by Mark Waid and Tom Peyer, pencils and cover by Salvador Larroca.

Peter Parker may be the world-famous Spider-Man, hottest celebrity of the moment, but a disgruntled employee named J. Jonah Jameson has just been handed a loaded gunŠone that could destroy everything Peter holds dear. Is Peter about to pay the ultimate price for humiliating Jonah one too many times?

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


Written by Brian Michael Bendis and various, art and cover by Mike Mayhew.

Extra, Extra‹Read All About It! You're in the world of the House of M. Super heroes battle over your head, the flag of M waves over you -- oppressing you, and the world falls apart around you. When you need to know what's happening, who's doing it, and where you'll need to hide, you can count on only one source -- The Pulse!

The Pulse: House of M Special Edition is the actual newspaper from the House of M. Your best source for late-breaking-survival! Packed to the gills with House of M secrets you can't get anywhere else. Contains exclusive art and text.

12 pages, 50 cents, in stors on July 27.


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

House of M tie-in. A startling chapter in the House of M saga as House of M and New Avengers writer Brian Bendis peels a shocking layer off the mystery of the Marvel Universe that no Avengers fan (old or new) dare miss!

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


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

"Enema Of The State." House of M tie-in. So -- here it is -- sort of the conclusion to the epic world-hopping story arc as Deadpool, Cannonball and Siryn desperately search for the missing Cable. After scouring several alternate worlds and various alternate Cables, where they find the one true Cable will come as a very, very big shock ­ and set up a whole new roller coaster ride for Marvel's oddest couple! (Part 3 of 3 -- even though it really does continue into the next issue...)

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

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Written by Mark Millar, pencils and cover by Greg Land

"Crossover," part 1 of 3. Ultimate Starts Month begins here! Mark Millar returns to Ultimate Fantastic Four, and he's brought X-Men: Phoenix Endsong superstar Greg Land with him! Even in their short careers, the Ultimate FF have seen a lot of amazing things ­ but nothing will prepare them for the world they're about to enter! Reed Richards has used his scientific genius to contact an Earth in a surprisingly familiar parallel dimension ­ and he's ready to visit.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 6.


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

"Wolf In The Fold." Ultimate Starts Month continues as a new chapter of the saga of the Ultimates begins to unfold! As Captain America leads the team into action, the mysterious traitor makes a move that will forever alter the life of one of the Ultimates...in the most horrifying way possible. You must not miss this issue!

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


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

"Warriors" Parts 1 and 2 of 6. Ultimate Starts Month continues with the launch of an all-new, all-action story! The Gang War to end all Gang Wars begins! The Kingpin is in retreat--and that kind of a power vacuum won't last long. It's about to be filled by a figure of unabashed dread in the underworld: Hammerhead! PLUS, the Ultimate debut of several Marvel characters, including Moon Knight! And Spidey thinks he's had trouble before... but nothing has has ever made him declare ­ ³Peter Parker² no more!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 6 amd July 20.


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

"Magnetic North" Part 1 of 5. Ultimate Starts Month sends Emma Frost, Alex Summers and the X-Men's greatest enemy into an epic new storyline! When teenage mutant Lorna Dane accidentally commits a horrific crime, will the X-Men protect her, or leave her to the fury of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 13.


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

Sci-Fi visionary Orson Scott Card (Ender's Game) and artist Andy Kubert tell the tale of Tony Stark. Don't miss this amazing chapter where Tony meets Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes for the first time!

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

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Written by J. Michael Straczynski, penciled by Mike Deodato, cover by Kaare Andrews.

It's an action-packed extravaganza as the hordes of Hydra make a final push to take over the United States!! And it's up to everyone's favorite red, white, and blue web-slinger to make sure that "Hail Hydra" isn't the new national anthem!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 27.


Written by Fiona Avery, penciled by Francis Portela, cover by Mark Brooks.

"Unexpected Pasts," Part 1 of 6. New storyarc! Exactly what happened to Araña's mother before she disappeared all those years ago? Startling new information on her family's past spurs Anya to launch her own personal investigation. Will history be too painful to bear? Meanwhile, the evil Sisterhood of the Wasp hosts a summit of fiends, rogues, and villains so big that Araña just might have to crash the party! Hopefully she can get a few roundhouse kicks in before someone calls the cops! Featuring guest artist Francis Portela.

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


Written by Tony Bedard, pencils and cover by Manuel Garcia.

With a Brooklyn housing project held hostage by Crossfire's a psychotic mind-control gang, and hundreds of innocent lives at the mercy of the Controller, the Mandrill and the Corruptor, Spider-Man finally learns the awful truth behind the super-villain gang war terrorizing his city.

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


Written by Peter Milligan, penciled by Darick Robertson, cover by Duncan Fegredo.

"Zero Hour." The answer to all Pat's burning questions ­ like how to rein in a destructive, immature alien residing in his body ­ becomes crystal-clear. But does Pat have the guts for the tough love he'll need to solve his problems? He and Toxin had better find a middle ground fast before The Wrecking Crew show to chew up the scenery!

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


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

"Family Business". Even as a Skrull Worldship threatens Fantastic Five Headquarters, Spider-Girl and Franklin Richards race into the Negative Zone to prevent Apox the Omega Skrull from destroying the original Fantastic Four. With guest-stars galore, this issue also resolves the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the Invisible Woman. Part 3 of 3.

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


Written by Marc Sumerak and M.E. Macuaga, penciled by Greg Tocchini and Pia Guerra, cover by Gabriele Dell'Otto.

Two new tales torn from the web-slinger's world. First, how far will J. Jonah Jameson's new intern go in order to get in good with the old man? And then, can Peter Parker inadvertently save the city from a suicide bomber?

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


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

"Wild Blue Yonder." The neighborhood's got a new protector. He's bigger, strong and faster than Spidey and, even worse...he's hogging the front page of the Daily Bugle! What's everyone's favorite wall-crawler to do? Part 4 of 6.

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

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Written by Mark Millar, pencils and cover by John Romita Jr.

"Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D." Who else wants some? Wolverine continues to dole out the punishment, and the bad boys keep lining up to get it. With his to-do list of villains to crush shrinking by the minute, Wolverine sets his sights on the brass ring: the new Supreme Hydra himself. It's a grudge match like you've never seen before! Part 5 of 6.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 20.


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

"Decalogue." The haunting secret of Matt Murdock's year as Kingpin is revealed in this shocking double-sized conclusion that features a super-sized, hardboiled Daredevil story and a stunning superstar gallery of classic Daredevil images handpicked by the creative team of Bendis and Maleev. Part 5 of 5.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on July 20.


Written by Reginald Hudlin, penciled by John Romita Jr., cover by Kaare Andrews.

"Who Is The Black Panther?" The first arc concludes and it's one for the record books! It's a rumble in the jungle as the Wakandan royal family squares off against the Radioactive Man, and the Black Panther goes toe-to-toe with his arch-nemesis Klaw in a battle royale! Part 6 of 6.

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


Written by Frank Cho, pencils and cover by Frank Cho.

It's eye-popping action from cover-to-cover as Shanna stumbles into the middle of a mass migration of razor-toothed raptors, each of which would love to make her an afternoon snack, and has to slice her way to freedom!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 6.

HERCULES #4 and #5

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

Game on! Hercules has picked up the gauntlet thrown down by King Eurytheses and then some ­ he's completed eight of the Twelve Labors set before him. Now comes the hardest part: Four final four challenges that could very well push the Prince of Power over the brink. Zounds! What a conclusion!

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


Written by Dave Lapham, pencils and cover by Dave Lapham.

"Means And Ends," Part 1 of 6. It's wall-to-wall David Lapham as the Eisner-Award winner and indy-sensation writes, pencils, and inks two of Marvel's biggest icons in a miniseries for the ages! This summer, Daredevil and the Punisher vie for the soul of Hell's Kitchen as half of the East Coast's underworld -- in chaos since Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of crime, was deposed -- scramble for their shot at the big chair. And as the city descends into chaos -- as murder and intimidation become the staples of the day -- Daredevil and the Punisher each seek to restore order in their own unique way. For Daredevil -- who's anointed himself the new ³Kingpin² of the city ‹ this means dispensing justice at the end of a billy club. But for the Punisher, justice at the end of a billy club isn't justice at all. For the Punisher, justice for these animals is at the end of a shotgun. Featuring more Marvel villains than you can shake a stick at -- including Hammerhead and the return of the nefariousŠJackal!

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


Written by Dave Lapham, pencils and cover by Lapham.

"Means And Ends," part 2 of 6. David Lapham continues his electric series as things heat up between the Punisher and Daredevil! As tension mounts in the city and an innocent civilian family is confronted by thugs, the Punisher begins a one-man killing spree, slicing through the Mafia with a reckless abandon. But Hammerhead and his cohorts make a play to consolidate their power, bringing in some super-powered muscle to claim a ten-million-dollar bounty on the Punisher's head! And Daredevil -- the new "Kingpin" of the city -- won't go silently into the night. Featuring a confrontation between Daredevil and Hammerhead!

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


Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, penciled by Valentine Delandro, cover by Carlos Pagulayan.

"Inhumane." The conflict between the Family Fantastic and the Inhumans heats up with Black Bolt and Medusa's arrival on Earth. Sue is determined to keep the two Inhuman runaways safe no matter the cost, but with the rest of the FF wondering if they should even be involved in this dispute, what possible hope do she and the alien children have? Part 2 of 2.

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

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

"Appointment Overdue!" Reed's got a rendezvous to keep at the edge of space‹but in order to reach it, he's going to have to work his way through a battalion of America's best-trained fighting men!

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


Written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis, pencils and cover by Kevin Maguire.

Wong possessed by Nightmare! Dormammu and Umar in unholy alliance! The Hulk and the Sub-Mariner at each other's throats! The Silver Surfer...uh...surfing. Can Doctor Strange reunite the Defenders and save "Reality As We Know It?" Come to think of it, can editor Andy Schmidt save the Marvel Universe from creators Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire? Only the Ancient One knows for sure!

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


Written by Stan Lee and Bill Everett, penciled by Barry Windsor-Smith, Jack Kirby and Bill Everett, cover by Barry Windsor-Smith.

The Defenders have their day! In honor of this month's Defenders #1, Dr. Strange faces death in the unreal dream world of Nightmare in a story from Marvel Premiere #3! Plus: the Silver Surfer vs. Quasimodo from Fantastic Four Annual #5, the first appearance of the Sub-Mariner from Marvel Comics #1 and the origin of the Hulk from Hulk #3.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on July 20.


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

"The Sentry." The mystery of the Sentry revealed! What has kept the Sentry a secret from the world, and how will the world react to his re-emerging. Featuring guest stars galore, and the setup for the blistering new Sentry series by Sentry creator Paul Jenkins. Part 3 of 3.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 27.


Written by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils and cover by Rick Mays.

Featuring Classic Reprints by Archie Goodwin, Sal Buscema, Jim Mooney Marv Wolfman, Carmine Infantino, Chris Claremont and Steve Leialoha

To know her is to fear her! In celebration of the original Spider-Woman's triumphant return in the pages of New Avengers comes this colossal collection of classic tales ­ plus a brand-new 8-page story by New Avengers scribe Brian Michael Bendis and artist Rick Mays. Featuring the super-heroine sensation's nerve-numbing first appearance and origin in Marvel Spotlight #32 (February 1977); the premiere issue of her solo series, Spider-Woman #1 (April 1978); and the first appearance of Siryn, featuring the X-Men and Nick Fury, from Spider-Woman #37-38 (April/June 1981).

96 pages, $4.99, in stores on July 27.


Written by Peter David, penciled by Jim Muniz, cover by Trevor Hairsine.

The new, definitive origin of the Abomination is revealed, serving as a backdrop against Emil Blonsky's unwilling return to Mother Russia. When you're a Russian government official who dreams of restoring his country to the status of superpower, who else would you turn to but a Russian with genuine superpower. Unfortunately for the Abomination, where he goes, Bruce Banner tends to follow....and the long and bizarre course of their history together begins to unfold.

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


Written by Marc Sumerak, pencils and cover by Mike Hawthorne.

"History 101001" Machine Teen Disassembled! The perfect life becomes a perfect lie as Adam learns the frightening truth about his origin! And just when he thought things couldn't get any worse, Adam discovers first-hand that he and his father are in grave danger! Who else knows his secret -- and more importantly, who can he trust? Marvel Next's newest hero turns up the juice!

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


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

An ancient enemy has returned to crush the witches of Salem, and the Pillar of Smoke has spoken for the last time. With her friends missing in action, Kim's still got one last option left open to her -- so long as she's prepared to walk living into the halls of the dead.

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


Written by Greg Pak, penciled by Renato Arlem, cover by Jae Lee.

The birth of the Imperfects! Using his alien technology, Dr. Niles Van Roekel transforms a group of rejects into a new team of savage super heroes. But what's Van Roekel's master plan? And which Marvel hero will betray friends and comrades to join him?

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


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

The end is here, as the Livewires' doomed assault on an airborne black project spirals down to a thoroughly disastrous finale. Death and destruction abound as hordes of enemy mecha close in on a weaponless, defenseless Stem Cell who, in turn, is frantically trying to hack herself, to reformat and reboot her A.I. mind and robotic body, as time runs out.

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

G.L.A. #4

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

"Countdown to a Miscount." See? We weren't kidding. Someone did die in GLA#1. So maybe now you'll believe us when we tell you that this issue doesn't just signal the end for the GLAŠ but for the entire Marvel Universe as well! HmmŠ Okay, maybe not the emtore Marvel UŠ. But everybody who doesn't have a monthly book or plans for an upcoming mini-series -- all of those guys could go.

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


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

"Master Of The Ring" -- Conclusion. The Ringmaster faces the combined might of Spider-Man, Moon Knight, and Daredevil--with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. This ultra-climactic issue brings the second thrilling arc of Marvel Team-Up to a close and paves the way for our third titanic story arc starting next month!

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


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

"True Believers." It's the explosive conclusion to the Runaways' most spectacular adventure. In a final battle that will change the team's lineup forever, the Runaways confront Victor Mancha's father, the major Marvel villain who just might persuade his son to join the dark side. Plus, the mysterious benefactor behind Turbo's group of former teen heroes is finally revealed. Part 6 of 6.

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


Written by Sean McKeever, pencils and cover by Mike Norton.

So, you've moved to the city, settled in and enjoyed your first victory against a notorious super villain. Now what's a freshly-minted super hero to do? Why, you find yourself a seasoned veteran to show you the ropes and offer sage advice. Hey, be sure to ask him for some pointers on how to lie to your friends about all those bruises and disappearing acts, okay?

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


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

The all-new Scorpion successfully infiltrates Advanced Idea Mechanics but gets more than she bargains for when her first mission for A.I.M. is one of assassination. Is maintaining her cover worth killing for? Also: S.H.I.E.L.D. at last discovers the horrifying secret of the Scorpion's poison touch... but too late to save her! Part 4 of 6

Bonus: Introducing a new horror sensation to the Marvel Universe‹Vampire by Night! Who is this mysterious girl, who in the Marvel U is she related to and what kind of bizarre curse does she possess? Get in on the start with the first part of this new 8-page back-up feature with art by Federica Manfredi. Part 1 of 3.

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


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

The 6-part Sidekicks story arc comes to a shattering conclusion when the Young Avengers lose one of their founding members, a new member arrives on the scene, and the entire team undergoes a radical transformation. It's a surprising new direction for the Young Avengers as they battle Kang, the Avengers, and each other to ensure the team's survival.

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


Written by Jeff Christiansen, Sean Mcquaid, Michael Hoskin, Mark O'English, Anthony Flamini, Stuart Vandal, Ronald Byrd, Bill Lentz and Chris Biggs, cover by Tom Grummett and Morry Hollowell.

Earth's Mightiest Heroes assemble in this update to last year's Avengers Handbook! This Official Handbook contains in-depth bios on the New Avengers, the Young Avengers, the Great Lakes Avengers and more of your favorite old-school Avengers! Plus: An all-new cover by superstar artist Tom Grummett, digitally painted by Morry Hollowell.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on July 27.


Written by Warren Ellis, pencils and cover by Adi Granov

"Extremis." In order to cope with the product of the Extremis enhancile, will Tony Stark be forced to use it on himself as well? And, if he does, what will that mean for the future of Iron Man? Part 4 of 6.

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


Written by Zeb Wells, pencils and cover by Skottie Young.

The New Warriors continue their mission to stamp out evil across America! A small town is terrorized by exotic animals who have taken over the local zoo. Can the Warriors save the day AND guarantee that no animals will be harmed in the making of this issue? Check out the latest from Wells and Young to find out!

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


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

"Purple Reign" Part 1 of 3. Everything you thought you knew could very well be wrong! Songbird and Swordsman are on the run with all of Manhattan against them -- but when they reach the Thunderbolts, will they find friends or foes? Have Songbird's former teammates been manipulated from the very beginning by -- Killgrave the Purple Man?

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

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Written by Sean McKeever, penciled by Patrick Scherberger, cover by Tony Salvador Daniel.

An all-new story. Electro has been humiliated by that Spider-Punk long enough. Now it's time to get some respect. With the juice that runs New York City in his hands, the world will learn that Electro isn't one to be trifled with! It's wall-to-wall action in the Mighty Marvel Manner when artist Patrick Scherberger is joined by new Adventures writer Sean McKeever to deliver all-original action-packed tales of everybody's favorite teenage wall-crawler.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 6.


Written by Akira Yoshida, penciled by Carlo Pagulayan, cover by Michael Ryan

When a rampaging alien from another dimension runs amok in New York City, there's only one thing to do‹call in the Fantastic Four! But what happens if they're the ones responsible? Find out in this all-new FF adventure!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 20.



X-MEN #173

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

"Bizarre Love Triangle." Gambit and Rogue's tumultuous relationship reaches its ultimate breaking point! Will Gambit give in to his desires and find love in the arms of another woman? Also, the X-Men consider a new member ­ one of their greatest foes of all time! Part 3 of 3.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 27.

NYX #6

Written by Joe Quesada, penciled by Robert Teranishi, cover by Joshua Middleton.

Alphabet City's mutant strays are back! Kiden, Tat, Cameron and X-23 begin to uncover the what's and why's of their strange union, all the while unaware of Zebra Daddy's young errand boy on their trail. But is it all a choreographed coincidence that means much more than anyone could guess? Check out the explosive new issue as we speed toward next month's unbelievable and inevitable conclusion.

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


Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, pencils and cover by Darick Robertson.

"The Winding Way" Part Two: Dark Carnival. Kurt's journey along the winding way begins in earnest as he, buddy Logan, and hottie nurse Christine Palmer travel to the eerie forests of Bavaria, where our favorite blue elf was raised by the gypsy enchantress, Margali Szardos. But what are the dark forces compelling Kurt to revisit his past?

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


Written by Frank Tieri, pencils and cover by Bart Sears.

Weapon X is back! The War of the Programs is over and now Director Malcolm Colcord is ready to take his plans to the next level! It's the Weapon X you love, only now, all bets are off. Witness the beginning of the end of Frank Tieri's Weapon X saga! Starring Agent Zero, Fantomex, Sublime, Chamber, and of course, Wolverine!

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


Written by Akira Yoshida, pencils and cover by Paul Smith.

The mystery behind Kitty's trip to far-off Japan deepens when she is attacked by a whole mess of ninjas! What do these ninjas want with Kitty? And what long-forgotten villain from Kitty's past is about to finally make his move? Part 2 of 6.

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


Written by Marc Sumerak, penciled by Carlo Barberi, cover by Mark Brooks.

Ororo embarks on the grandest adventure of her young life! When an archaeologist in search of an ancient Egyptian artifact seeks the services of Achmed El-Gibar's band of thieves to aid his cause, you can bet that El-Gibar's prize pupil will be leading the pack! But will an early encounter with a foe from her future leave young Ororo in over her head? The calm has ended -- get ready for the Storm!

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

EXILES #66 and #67

Written by Tony Bedard, pencils and cover by James Calafiore.

"Destroy All Monsters" Parts 1 and 2 of 3. The bold new Exiles era charges forward! Old teammates are buried, and the search for a way to heal another brings the Exiles face to gruesome face with some of the fiercest monsters in Marvel Universe history! Guest-starring Krakoa, the island that walks like a man!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 6 and July 20.


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

"Fortune And Glory" What if you could get anything you wanted? Well, the Hellions have. Their biggest dreams have all come true‹but with a price. The Hellions are called in to recover a secret object for the mysterious KingmakerŠ but what happens when they discover the nefarious plot the Kingmaker has for it? Part 3 of 4.

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


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

The saga of the final days of the X-Men continues! What is behind the long-concealed link between Gambit and Mr. SinisterŠand what will it mean for Gambit and Rogue's children?

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

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

"Up Is Down And Black Is White." Frank Castle's having a rough day: After taking two blasts to the chest from a sawed-off 12-gauge -- courtesy of Nick Cavella's lethal and not-so-lovely goon Teresa -- he falls into the clutches of Agent O¹Brien, a renegade spook who carries a major torch for the Punisher. Is love in the air? Part 5 (of 6).

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

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

Powers are dropping out of the sky, leaving bloody bodies in their wake. When one of the victims is revealed to be the cosmic guardian of our galaxy, Homicide Detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim find themselves knee deep in cosmic doo. And if things weren't bad enough, Internal Affairs would like to have a word with Detective Pilgrim.All that and it's a perfect jumping on point for new readers!

32 pages, 2.95, in stores on July 13.

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