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Wednesday, May 18, 2005


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


HOUSE OF M #5 & #6

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

The comic event of the decade continues. The Marvel Universe has indeed been rocked to its very core and more and more rebels join to rise up against what has happened. But can Spider-Man handle the truth about his life as it is and his life as it was? The fallout will shock you! Also, the rebels have gathered and are ready to fight! But who is behind the House? Guest-starring everyone!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 10 and Aug. 31.


Written by Reginald Hudlin, penciled by Trevor Hairsine, cover by Kaare Andrews.

"Soul Power In The House Of M." House of M tie-in. A United Africa -- ruled over by Storm and the Black Panther -- has become an economic powerhouse and a thorn in Magneto's side. When Storm speaks out about the persistence of supremacist notions in the mutant-controlled world, a furious Magneto is determined to stop her at any cost, dispatching Quicksilver and Sabretooth to kill The Black Panther. And if neither succeeds: Apocalypse waits in the wings.

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


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

"Season of the Witch." House of M tie-in. It's déjà vu all over again! Captain Britain, Meggan, Psylocke and Marvel Girl find themselves in England, racing against time to save the universe from complete and utter annihilation! Part 2 of 4.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 3.


Written by Ed Brubaker Pencils & Cover by Lee Weeks

House of M tie-in. What changes await Steve Rogers life now that the House of M is in control? In this new world order, watch the hero known as Captain America moves from the '40s to the present day, bearing witness to a changing landscape, watching as man becomes the minority, and mutant the ruler.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 31.


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

House of M tie-in. Something is desperately wrong with the House of M and only Private Genis-Vell, a member of the Titan/Kree Exploratory Council, can see it. Why does he keep having visions of people who wanted to hurt him... ? What happens when he realizes the only way to keep his mind from coming apart is for him to destroy an entire world?

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


Written by Greg Pak Pencils & Cover by Pat Lee

House of M tie-in.. In a world run by mutants, brilliant Sapien Tony Stark stands out as one of the few success stories ‹ but is Tony willing to betray his own species to defend that success? Meanwhile, the Sapiens have gained a mysterious freedom fighter in a robotic suit‹so what happens when the House of M discovers who's inside it?

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


Written by John Layman Pencils and Cover by Scot Eaton

House of M tie-in. Victor Von Doom has everything he could possibly, power, and the position formerly occupied by his dead rival, Reed Richards. But would he be willing to throw all these things away just for a chance at the only thing he really wants--the throne of the House of M?

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


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

House of M tie-in. Drama continues as Ismael and his wife, Armena, fight over allowing their daughter, Chamayra, to take part in the Rite of Transcendence, a ritual that unleashes the untapped mutant potential in children!

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


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

"Last Refuge." House of M tie-in. The Hulk has taken control of Australia and entered into an alliance with the Human Resistance group known as AIM. Down Under has now become the destination for downtrodden humans hoping to escape the second-class citizenship of the outside world. But AIM has bigger plans than creating a refuge for the humans of the House of M -- Will Bruce Banner approve... or will his allies suddenly find themselves facing off against Banner's rampaging alter ego? Part 3 (of 4).

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


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

"House Divided." Rumors of the horrors and atrocities taking place in Emperor Sunfire's Japan force the New Mutants to go against their orders and protect the Human Rebellion. However, a traitor in their midst might make this mission a failure before it can even begin! Part 2 (of 4).

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


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

Peter Parker's worst nightmare has come true! Will the support of his family be enough to get him through his darkest hour?

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

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Written by Mark Millar, penciled by Jae Lee, cover by Greg Land.

"Enter: The Inhumans" Join us for the first appearance of‹The Ultimate Inhumans! From a hidden race, she came to steal the heart of the F.F.'s youngest member‹she's the beautiful elemental called Crystal! The awesome events playing out here figure prominently in the upcoming "Tomb of Namor" story in the regular UFF book!

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Aug. 31.


Written by Brian K. Vaughan, penciled by Tom Raney, cover by Stuart Immonen.

"Ultimate Sacrifice." The return of Ultimate Juggernaut! Juggie makes a play for the Gem of Cyttorak, the jewel that will make him truly unstoppable. Only two small things stand in his way: Rogue and Gambit, the new prince and princess of thieves! This story will change the X-Men's status quo forever.

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


Written by Brian Michael Bendis Penciled by Mark Brooks Cover by Mark Bagley

"More Than You Bargained For" Spidey goes toe-to-toee with some old foes == and winds up with a new girlfriend! Who is she? Let's just say she has a familiar face. How did this happen? Well, one way to find out‹and here it is! This is a story that will have long-lasting ramifications, not only for our friendly neighborhood wall-crawler, but for...well, that would be telling!

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Aug. 17.


Written by Mark Millar, penciled by Steve Dillon, cover by Bryan Hitch.

"The Reserves." If you thought The Ultimates were the only team S.H.I.E.L.D. was creating‹you were wrong! Get ready for the next wave of super-soldiers designed to protect America's vital interests. But is this all that Director Nick Fury is up to‹or is there much more to this ultra-clandestine program? And can even S.H.I.E.L.D. keep all these super-people under control?

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


Written by Mark Millar, pencils and cover by Greg Land.

"Crossover." The story you never thought you'd see finds the fledgling F.F. on an alternate Earth pursued by the last people they'd expect! But, will they be able to reason with -- Magneto?! Part 2 (of 3)

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 10.


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

"Warriors." The Kingpin-wannabe called Hammerhead makes Chinatown a battlefield in his quest to become the mob's top man. Spidey goes one-on-one with ol' flattop in the street‹aided by Shang-Chi, Master of Kung-Fu and Iron Fist, the living weapon! And where has the mysterious Moon Knight gone now that the gang war is heating up? Part 3 (of 7)

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 3.


Written by Brian K. Vaughanm pencils and cover by Stuart Immonen.

"Magnetic North." The master of magnetism is proving to be just as deadly and manipulative within his cell as he was while a free man. And now Magneto has set his sights on the young mutant Alex Summers -- the effect on the team of X-Men will be devastating. Part 2 of 5.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 17/


Written by Stuart Vandal, Sean Mcquaid, Ronald Byrd, Bill Lentz, Mark O'English and Barry Reese, cover by Mark Bagley and Morry Hollowell.

The Official Handbook gets the Ultimate treatment! This volume contains in-depth bios on Ultimate Spider-Man and the Ultimate Fantastic Four, and all their friends and foes! Plus: An all-new cover by Ultimate Spider-Man artist Mark Bagley, digitally painted by Morry Hollowell.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Aug. 31.

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Written by J. Michael Straczynski, penciled by Mike Deodato, cover by Terry Dodson.

"Moving Up." It's the sensational Spider-Man versus the horrendous hordes of Hydra as the villainous organization makes its final push to seize control of the country! Standing in the way? Everyone's favorite wall-crawler. But will Spidey have enough left in the tank to take out the group of terrorists and save the day? Part 5 of 6.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 3.


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

It's zero hour as Anya comes face to face with the terrifying man she believes to be responsible for her mother's death. Everyone at WebCorps is counting on her, but can she stay focused on her mission? Or is the call to vengeance too strong to resist? Part 2 (of 6).

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


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

Hot on the heels of her adventures in Last Hero Standing, Spider-Girl learns that one of her friends in Midtown High has suffered a tragedy and she must now prevent Moose from making the biggest mistake of his life! Plus: Normie Osborn finally takes his symbiote out on the town!

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


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

The conclusion to the mini-series tied directly to the New Avengers. With the fate of four hundred defenseless families on the line, Spider-Man's got a web full of trouble! Up against no less than eight escaped psychotic super-villains, will Spidey finally call in a little help from his new "Amazing" friends?

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


Written by Peter Milligan, penciled by Darick Robertson, cover by Simon Bisley.

Who would have thought that the son of Carnage could give Pat Mulligan his heart's desire? After turning Pat's life upside down, the alien symbiote Toxin is ready to give a little something back to its host body. But nothing in this world comes for free. So when Pat Mulligan strikes a deal with his personal devil... the whole of New York has to pay the consequences! This just might be the chance Razor-Fist has been waiting for...

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

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

"Wild Blue Yonder." Ouch ­ that's gotta hurtŠWhen Spidey goes toe-to-toe with the mysterious new hero who's taken a major bite out of the Big Apple, he'll wish he didn't. Part 5 of 6.

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


Written, illustrated and cover by Joe Quesada, inks by Danny Miki, color by Richard Isanove.

The first issue of Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada's very special and very personal DD tale is available again in this all-new Director's Cut package! For the first time writing AND illustrating, DD legend Quesada crafts a mystery set during the deadliest heat wave in NYC history. A serial killer is on the loose pushing a city already past its breaking point over the edge, and Daredevil must battle the heat and fear to keep a crumbling Hell's Kitchen together... by any means necessary! Bonus features inlcude Quesada's script for the issue, original penciled pages and more!

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


Written, illustrated and cover by Joe Quesada, inks by Danny Miki, color by Richard Isanove.

The eagerly anticipated mini-series is back, coming at you with non-stop action! Daredevil has his work cut out for him: New York's crippling heat wave shows no signs of release -- and neither does a serial killer with a stranglehold on the city. Meanwhile, a new vigilante group enters the fray.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 31.


Written by Brian Michael Bendis Pencils & Cover by Alex Maleev

"The Murdock Papers," part 1 of 5.The run of Bendis and Maleev comes to a blistering conclusion in their final arc! First they outed Daredevil in the press, then they married him, and made him the Kingpin of Hell's Kitchen. What could they possibly do to top that? Four words: Wilson Fisk is back!

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


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

It's more pulse-pounding action from David Lapham as the Eisner-award winner writes, pencils, and inks two of Marvel's biggest characters! As the mob tries to tighten its grip on New York, things begin to heat up for both Daredevil and the Punisher as the deadly assassin know as Bushwacker enters the fray, seeking to claim a $10 million dollar bounty on the Punisher's head! And if he has to kill Daredevil in the process, he'll certainly throw one in for freeŠ

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


Written by Frank Cho, pencils and cover by Cho,

It's the climactic conclusion of Award-Winning creator Frank Cho's dinosaur epic. Up to her ears in raptors that want to make her their main course, Shanna must make a fatal gamble.

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


Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, penciled by Valentine De Landro, cover by Tony Harris

"Desperate Housewife," Stand-alone issue! Susan and Reed Richards are among comicdom's happiest, most stable couples. So why, then, does Reed perpetually forget their anniversary? When it happens yet again, it's up to Sue's best girlfriends -- Alicia, Crystal, and the Sensational She-Hulk -- to cheer her up with a night out on the town... Marvel style! While dishing about their former crushes, Sue reveals an untold episode from her past involving ... the Black Panther?!

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


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

"Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D." They turned him into a pawn. They forced him to betray the only people he's ever trusted. Now, it's time to get even. Everything you've seen till now has just been a warm-up. With the help of an unlikely ally, Wolverine will make sure The Hand, the Dawn of the White Light, and Hydra are never the same again. Part 6 of 6.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 24.

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

A New Avengers three parter so blistering that its blown up to four parts! The mystery of the Sentry is finally revealed and it affects the entire Marvel super hero community.Guest starring the Astonishing X-Men, the Inhumans, the Fantastic Four and many, many more! Part 4 of 4.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 24.

MARVEL 1602: NEW WORLD #1 & #2

Written by Greg Pak, penciled by Greg Tocchini, cover by Sergio Toppi.

Return to the world of 1602! Rising stars Greg Pak and Greg Tocchini pick up where the best-selling limited series left off‹America, The New World! When Captain America was thrust back in time, it changed reality as we know it. Dinosaurs still roam the earth and the Marvel super heroes we know came to exist 500 years early. Witness David Bruce Banner and Peter Parquagh become The Hulk and Spider-Man in the most eagerly-awaited miniseries event of the year!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Aug. 3 and Aug. 31.


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

Just when it looked like things couldn't possibly get any worse for our high-tech hero, Adam finds himself on the run from an enemy he didn't even know he had. And even worse, his father has mysteriously gone missing! It's up to Adam and his closest friends to take control of the program before it's too late -- but Adam is about to learn the hard way that no one can be trusted!

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


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

Gravity versus Black Death: Round Two! This is Greg's chance to prove to the super-hero community he has what it takes to be one of them. But has he bitten off more than he can chew? Find out in the latest installment of Marvel's newest super hero saga!

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


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

It's a reunion with destiny as the Fantastic Four once more brave the hazards of outer space for a rendezvous with a fateful cosmic storm ­ And the secret that lies therein!

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


Written by Brian Michael Bendis, Stan Lee, Mark Millar, J. Michael Straczynski, Garth Ennis, Brian K. Vaughan, Peter David and others, art and cover by Jim Mahfood.

Because clearly Bendis doesn't have enough books to write this month, the big baby bullied Marvel's upper management into green-lighting this ridiculous pile of silly nonsense! In the great tradition of Not Brand Echh and the old humor issues of What If?, Wha...Huh? asks the questions that no one really cares about...

What if the Identity Crisis happened in the Marvel Universe?

What if Modok had an itch?

What if we actually release this book?

Bendis reteams with hilarious Clerks artist Jim Mahfood and all the best Marvel scribes‹Mark Millar, JMS, Garth Ennis and a ton of others‹to make the dumbest comic published this year. No one is safe.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Aug.31.


Written by Sean McKeever, pencils and cover by Lou Kang.

Some dangers are too big for even the Marvel Super Heroes--and that's when they activate Tony Stark's newest inventions: the Mega Morphs! Super-powerful high-tech transforming robots piloted by the unlikely team of New Avengers' Spider-Man, Captain America, and Wolverine--along with Ghost Rider and the Hulk?! Join Eisner-nominated writer Sean McKeever and superstar-on-the-rise Lou Kang for four issues of furious fighting, based on the hot new line of toys from Toy Biz. Marvel's heaviest heroes in giant-robot action? True Believer, this is the toy-tie-in comic other toy-tie-ins dream of being!

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


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

In the world of the dead, Kim finally comes face-to-face with her true nature and accepts the awesome responsibilities that come with it. But as the Thief exerts his terrible power, Salem may not be around to help her celebrate.

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


Written by Robert Kirkman, pencied by Paco Medina, cover by Scott Kolins.

"Titannus War," Part 1 of 3. When Titannus conquers Japan, can even an assemblage of Earth's greatest heroes be enough to withstand his might? And what are Titannus' plans anyway?

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


Written by Brian K. Vaughan, penciled by Takeshi Miyazawa, cover by Chris Bachalo.

Part 1 of 2. A perfect jumping-on point for the series that Wizard said "could be the most original book to focus on teenaged super heroes since Spider-Man debuted all the way back in 1962!" Fan-favorite artist Takeshi Miyazawa returns to Runaways for a special two-part story that will change the team's lineup forever! When a dangerous alien invades Los Angeles, the Runaways' own Karolina Dean may be the only hero in the Marvel Universe who can stop him... but at what cost?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 31.


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

The Hulk is besieged by the Mindless Ones!...while Doctor Strange and Prince Namor are utterly defeated by Dormammu! Meanwhile, Umar walks around talking to herself...while the Silver Surfer...uh...hangs out on the beach...?

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


Written by Peter David, pencils and cover by Jim Muniz.

Bruce Banner is up against the rampaging fury of one of his greatest foes, The Abomination! But what secrets from demented genius Emil Blonsky's terrible transformation threaten to destroy the Incredible Hulk? And who else is after them?

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


Written by Allan Heinberg, penciled by Andrea DiVito, cover by Jim Cheung.

"Secret Identities," part 1 of 2.The newly reconfigured Young Avengers prepare to make their public debut, but first they have to face a threat more powerful than Kang the Conqueror, more dangerous than Mr. Hyde, and more cunning than the Masters of Evil: their parents. For these brand-new super heroes, fighting super-villains is child's play compared to maintaining their alter egos!

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


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

"The New Pollution." She's been marked for death by S.H.I.E.L.D., her cover has nearly been blown by AIM, and she's said goodbye to the one guy she really liked... Is all-new Scorpion down for the count? Don't bet on it! Part 5 of 6. Also: More secrets revealed of Marvel's newest horror star, Vampire by Night, in a bonus 8-page story!

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


Written by Zeb Wells, pencils and cover by Skottie Young, On a lonely country road the New Warriors face what might be their greatest challenge

yet... a flat tire? Meanwhile, producer Ashley Brothers tries to convince a group of TV executives that people will actually tune in for the Warriors' adventures! Prove Ashley right by joining us for our third issue, where we ask, "How many heroes does it take...?" Plus: See behind-the-scenes footage of The Warriors' recruitment to the world of television!

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


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

The Winter Soldier Our second arc continues to cut a brutal swath through all that Captain America holds sacred. In the wake of disaster, Cap begins his hunt for the enemy that has dogged his steps, who has taken more from him than anyone ever has! Creators Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting continue the ground-breaking work that some are calling the best Cap run ever!Part 2 of 6.

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


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

With the help of Iron Man, Daredevil and Wolverine get closer to discovering who was behind the mysterious abductions just as Dr. Niles Van Roekel's new savage army of super-powered beings is ready to test their limits against some of Marvel's greatest heroes!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 10. - More Product. More Exclusives.



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

It's like a dream come true when Spider-Man is offered a big sack of cash by a wealthy socialite. But to get his webbed mitts on the green, he's gotta take on the Sandman! Maybe Aunt May's bills can wait another month...

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 3.


Written by Jeff Parker, penciled by Carlo Pagulayan, cover by Michael Ryan.

A doctor is becoming famous for his seeming ability to cure patients of terrible diseases. Nobody¹s sure how he does it, but everyone is fascinated by what seems to be a "healing touch." When the mysterious doc crosses paths with the scientific mind of Reed Richards, the FF are in for some surprises they never bargained for--and the adventures are just beginning!

32 pages, $2.50 in stores on Aug. 17.

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X-MEN #174

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

"Bizarre Love Triangle." A figure from the X-Men's past has returned to the mansion seeking sanctuary within the walls of Xavier's home. The guest, however, isn't getting the warmest welcome. Could the X-Men really turn away this desperate mutant and will they be able to forgive themselves if they do? Part 4 of 4.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 10.


Written by Chris Claremont, penciled by Paul Smith, cover by Smith.

Featuring Classic Reprints by Chris Claremont, Len Wein, Dave Cockrum and John Bolton. Ode to an old soldier! In celebration of super-scribe Chris Claremont's 30th anniversary chronicling the adventures of Marvel's Merry Mutants comes this colossal collection of classic tales ­ plus a brand-new 8-page story by Claremont and fan-favorite X-artist Paul Smith! Featuring Thunderbird's death at the hands of Count Nefaria in X-Men #94-95 (August/October 1975), a eulogy for the fallen hero in Classic X-Men #3 (November 1986) and his younger brother's attempt to exact revenge on the X-Men in Uncanny X-Men #193 (May 1985).

96 pages, $4.99, in stores on Aug. 3.


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

In this issue, an X-Man dies! Ah, heck, who are we kidding? A whole bucketload of X-Men die! The Director's mad pursuit of power continues and no one is going to stand in his way. Frank Tieri's Weapon X saga rockets into the future and where it's going even we don't know!

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


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

"Fortune and Glory." The kids have made their deal with the devil, and now they want out! Ha, easier said than done, Hellions. They're not getting out without a fight!

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

NYX #7

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

The finale that you've all been waiting for has finally arrived! Kiden, X-23 and crew take on Zebra Daddy and his gang in the greatest knock down, drag Œem out showdown ever before seen this side Houston. Complete with body snatching, heavenly fathers, beastly transformation and one or two harmless little claw marks, the final installment of Marvel's most magnificent must have is guaranteed to have them talking for time to come.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 31.


Written by Joe Meno, penciled by Paco Medina and Jose Homs Higon, cover by Paul Smith.

Acclaimed novelist Joe Meno comes to X-Men Unlimited for two amazing tales about The Beast! In the first story, the sudden resignation of the Xavier Institute's guidance counselor forces The Beast to step in to fill her much larger than expected shoes, and the poor mutant doesn't know what he's in store forŠ In the second story, we head back to a point in time just after the Beast's terrible transformation from a normal-looking scientist to a fur-covered creature. How did this transformation impact The Beast's psycheŠ and how will his home town react when he returns?

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


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. Sinister...and what will it mean for Gambit and Rogue's children?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 31.


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

"Destroy All Monsters" Fin Fang DOOM? Tragedy once again befalls the Exiles! While most of the team is on a world of giant monsters, a deadly threat stalks the crystal corridors of their trans-temporal headquarters. All this, and Red Ronin, too? Part 3 of 3.

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


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

"The Winding Way." Reeling from the tragedy they discovered in Winzeldorf, Nightcrawler, Logan, and Christine race to Florida, to the circus where Kurt was branded a freak many years before, to prevent a similar slaughter. But who is putting them through these diabolical paces? And are Kurt and his friends rushing straight into a trap? Part 3 of 3.

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


Written by Marc Sumerak, penciled by Carlo Barberi, cover by Patrick Zircher.

Ororo and her fellow street urchins have made their way to the very heart of an ancient Egyptian temple in search of a priceless artifact, only to find themselves up against a foe more powerful than they could have ever imagined! How does this encounter relate to Ororo's future as an X-Man? And if the urchins do manage to survive the terrors of the temple, what dangers still await them once they make their escape?

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


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

Kitty's past comes back to haunt her as mysterious ninja try to kidnap Lockheed. The chase leads her to places she never expected to find herself... and places where her phasing abilities are rendered useless. Will her wits and training be enough to help her survive against some of Japan's deadliest assassins? Kitty's in for a few surprises of her own as she fights for the life of her beloved pet dragon.

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


Written by Chris Claremont, Jim Alexander and Bill Everett, penciled by Alan Davis, Jon Haward and Bill Everett, cover by Jon Haward.

Brian Braddock, the original Captain Britain, is back in costume in a brand-new story from the U.K.'s Spectacular Spider-Man magazine ­ but can even he help Spider-Man stop a Red Skull on the rampage? Plus: Brian's sister ­ Betsy, a.k.a. Psylocke ­ plays beauty to Sabretooth's beast in Uncanny X-Men #213 (January 1987), and the Sub-Mariner crashes New York again in a story from Human Torch #2 (Summer 1941).

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Aug. 17.


Written by Fabian Nicieza pencils and cover by Patrick Zircher

How can Cable be a baby now? Can Forge revert him to normal? Does Deadpool know how to change his diapers (we mean the baby's)? And most troublesome of all, when this whole mess started, wasn't Deadpool planning to kill Cable...?"Enema of the State" concludes and sets up a whole new arc for comics' most dysfunctional duo. 32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 17.



Written by J. Michael Straczynski, pencils and cover by Gary Frank.

"Exhibit R: The Statement of Mark Milton." Hyperion's world is turned upside down when his dark secret is exposed to the entire world. But the worst is yet to come... Next month's news will blow you away!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 31.


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

"Up is Down and Black is White" Frank Castle¹s 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 6 (of 6).

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



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

"Cosmic," part 2. Has one of the cosmic galactic guardians of the planet earth been murdered? do we even have a cosmic guardian of the planet earth? And what happens when one of the big super villians walks right into the squad room looking for some payback?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Aug. 10.


Written by David Mack, art and cover by David Mack.

The fifth volume of Kabuki Reflections, this 48-page square-bound book delivers a collection of previously unpublished stories, pages and artwork. Plus: a peek inside Mack¹s sketchbook, step-by-step commentary by David about his painted artwork and loads of art you¹ve never seen before. Ever wonder how David Mack does his artwork? How his pages and covers go from sketches and drawings to finished art? How he uses models and figure drawings? It's all in here with tons of extras.

48 pages, $4.99, in stores on Aug. 24.

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