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Wednesday, September 21, 2005




Written by Stuart Vandal, Sean Mcquaid, Ronald Byrd and Chris Biggs, cover by Mark Bagley and Morry Hollowell.

The Official Handbook gets the Ultimate treatment! This volume contains in-depth bios on the Ultimates and the Ultimate X-Men, 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 Dec. 28.


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

"Tomb of Namor." Learn the hidden history of the lost continent of Atlantis! Plus, the biggest battle ever, as Ultimate Namor takes on the entire Ultimate FF in a pitched battle! Somebody's going to be fillet of fish when it's over. All that and a surprise ending that changes everything. You'll know what we mean when you read it! Part 3 (of 3)

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Dec. 28.


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

The first Ultimate Iron Man mini-series comes to a conclusion. The government discovers young Tony Stark and sees how valuable he can be to them. They want him to come be part of the Baxter Building think-tank. But what will they do if Tony refuses?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 14.


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

"Silver Sable." In her efforts to apprehend Spider-Man, Silver Sable inadvertently convinces authorities‹and the media‹that Spidey does indeed go to Midtown High School. And the first backpack they're going to check belongs to none other than‹Peter Parker! But Peter's already taken the advice of his new girlfriend‹Ultimate X-Men's Kitty Pryde‹and seeks out Sable and her Wildpack for a showdown. Things do not go as planned for the web-spinner. Not at all. Parts 2 and 3 of 5.

32 pages, $2.50 each, in stores on Dec. 7 and 21.


Written by Mike Carey, pencils and cover by Pasqual Ferry

"Bootstrap." Cerebro has been stolen‹and the trail points directly at the government's premier think tank, the Baxter Building! The X-Men aren't happy about it‹especially after the shattering events of last month's Ultimate X-Men issue. And the Baxter Building's most famous residents‹the Fantastic Four‹aren't happy about an angry team of mutants showing up on their doorstep! It's FF versus X-Men in an all-star blowout that leads directly into next month's Ultimate Fantastic Four / X-Men! Ultimate Fantastic Four's Mike Cary is joined by superstar artist Pasqual Ferry for this tour de force of Ultimate action.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Dec. 14.


Written by Damon Lindelof, pencils and cover by Leinil Francis Yu.

Damon Lindelof, co-creator of the TV series Lost teams with artist Leinil Francis Yu for a tale that will rock the Ultimate Universe. Dr. Bruce Banner has been presumed dead since his execution, following his murderous rampage through Manhattan as the Hulk. But when reports start cropping up of an unidentified creature appearing around the globe, Nick Fury begins to get worried. Not because Banner can turn from man to unstoppable monster in seconds...but because Banner's existence is the one secret that can bring down Fury. Fury turns to the only man he can trust: Wolverine. And he's only too glad to take care of Banner -- by any means necessary.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 21.

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

"The Other: Evolve or Die," Part 7 of 12. It's the moment you never thought you'd see, True Believer! Pushed to the brink of death at the hands of Morlun, Spider-Man finds himself poised at the final precipice. Worse, his fate is out of his hands.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 7.


Guest writer J. Michael Straczynski, pencils and cover by Pat Lee.

"The Other: Evolve Or Die," Part 8 of 12. Beaten to the edge of death, hovering in a place short of heaven or hell, Spidey is about to embark on a journey unlike anything he's ever experienced. If he's going to have any hope to thwart Morlun's obscene mission, then he's got two choices: Evolve or die...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 14.


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

"The Other: Evolve or Die" Part 9 of 12. And just who is "The Other?" The next stage in Spidey's history starts here, True Believer. When the cocoon bursts, what comes out might surprise you.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Dec. 28.


Written by Kevin Smith, pencils and cover by Terry Dodson.

The conclusion to the series you though would never be finished. When Felicia wakes up behind bars‹accused of the murder of the mutant menace known as Klum--there's only one man (well, two actually) who can save her: Peter Parker and Matt Murdock. But to save their friend, they're gonna need a little insight into the powers and psyche of the man who put her in the slammer in the first place, insight that can be provided by someone who really understands what makes him tick. Need a hint? Bamf.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 14 and 28.


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

"Something Osborn This Way Comes--!" Part 1 of 1. As someone from Peter and Mary Jane's past joins the cast, Mayday finally learns the fate of Phil Urich and Normie Osborn's plans to exploit the Venom Symbiote.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 7.


Written by Fiona Avery, penciled by Jonboy Meyers, cover by Takeshi Miyazawa.

Who killed Anya's mother? The answer to this burning question may be a revelation too powerful for her to handle. Plus: a final confrontation between Miguel's team and the Wasps, with Arana as a reluctant player and Amun revealing himself once again as both friend and foe.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 28.


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

"The Boyfriend Thing." The drama featuring the life of a teenage Mary Jane Watson returns as an ongoing series. And this time, she's got some friendly neighborhood backup. With her circle of friends and recent relationship left in disrepair, MJ is on the market once again! But who will she choose to be the next object of her affections: Peter Parker, her bookish-but-sweet tutor and newly-minted friend; or that dangerous, exciting crimefighter in red and blue tights, Spider-Man?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec.



Written by Reginald Hudlin, penciled by Scot Eaton, cover by Mike Deodato.

"Two the Hard Way." It's cover-to-cover action when the Black Panther and Luke Cage battle an army of ninjas and their master: a mythic arch-villain who's got big plans for the King of Wakanda. To survive, the pair's gonna need a little help from their friends -- the Falcon and Shang Chi, Master of Kung Fu. Jump on board here, True Believer, as Black Panther revs up to an event of cataclysmic proportions. Part 2 (of 4).

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 28.


Written by Richard K. Morgan, layouts and cover by Sean Phillips, finishes by Bill Sienkiewicz.

The tension revs up when Natasha tracks down a girl held prisoner in a heavily fortified jungle compound. The Black Widow must contend with sadistic foes who perform experiments on helpless children, but can she do it alone, especially when old enemies close in, vowing to get even? Meanwhile, Matt Murdock comes to the aid of a captured Nick Fury, but his actions may do more harm than good.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 28.


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

"The Murdock Papers" continue! The Bendis/Maleev era rockets towards its shocking conclusion as Matt Murdock makes one of the most important decisions of his entire life. Part 5 of 6.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 28.


Written by Joe Quesada, art by Quesada, Danny Miki and Richard Isanove, cover by Quesada.

The story so big, so emotional, and so personal has now expanded to six issues. This is the pulse-pounding conclusion that will rock Daredevil down to his very roots. It's the end of the road for serial killer Johnny Sockets, but before he's gone, Daredevil and his world will never be the same.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 28.


Written by Garth Ennis, pencils and cover by Clayton Crain.

"The Road to Damnation," Part 4 of 6: The Demon Kazaan wants to build a pipeline to hell -- and the evil oil baron Earl Gustav is only too glad to oblige. It's up to Ghost Rider to stop him. But first, he'll have to deal with the archangel Ruth.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 14.


Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, penciled by Mizuki Sakakibara, cover by Tony Harris.

"The Resurrection Of Nicholas Scratch," Part 1 of 3. There is an order to everything. A balance to the world and the nether-realms beneath the world. And now that balance is being tipped, as dark forces gather like a storm. The occult mutants known as Salem's Seven are once more banding together. But this time, it's to bring their father, the nefarious Nicholas Scratch, back to life. If they should somehow succeed...pray for the Fantastic Four's souls.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 14.


Written by Daniel Way, pencils and covers by Steve Dillon.

"The Drop." Who do you hire to take out a relentless psychopath like the Punisher? An even more relentless psychopath. That's exactly what "Uncle Fonzie" Parilla has done ­ and Bullseye has come to claim the bounty. You've seen what the world's greatest assassin can do with a playing card. Just imagine what he can do with a teddy bear, some balloons, a paper airplane and five pounds of dynamite.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 21.


Written by Andy Diggle, penciled by Kyle Hotz, cover by Mike Deodato.

Holiday one-shot. Ready for a little holiday cheer? No? Neither is Frank Castle. He's more interested in tracking down a mob rat in the witness protection program and punishing him. But to do that, he's gonna have to face his greatest foe. Hint: he's fat, dresses in red, and sports a white beard.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 14.


Written by Daniel Way, layouts by Javier Saltares, finishes by Mark Texeira, cover by Kaare Andrews.

"Origins and Endings." Decimation tie-in. After all this time, can it be true? Does he...? Logan's recent moves certainly offer some clues -- he's got his hands full, locked in battle deep under downtown Tokyo with one of his oldest and deadliest enemies: Silver Samurai! And that's just Round One. Wait'll you see Round Two. Part 2 (of 5).

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Dec. 28.

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Welcome to the All-New, All-Different Marvel Spotlight, showcasing that other great commodity of Marvel Comics: its creators! Spotlight will bring loyal readers closer to Marvel's top talents, starting this month with the Eisner Award-winning pair of writer Sean McKeever (Gravity, Sentinel) and artist John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men). Marvel junkies can expect in-depth extras and timely features -- including sketches, character designs and script materials! Probing interviews and engaging commentary! An all-out exploration of what makes these creative types tick -- everything you ever wanted to know, and a lot of stuff you didn't know you wanted to know! No ads, no reprints!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 21.



Written by Robert Kirkman, penciled by Sean Phillips, cover by Arthur Suydam.

Torn from the pages of Ultimate Fantastic Four! On an Earth shocki'gly similar to the Marvel Universe's, an alien virus has mutated all of the world's greatest super heroes into flesh-eating monsters! It took them only hours to destroy life as we know it -- but what happens when they run out of humans to eat? Follow their search for more food‹and witness the arrival of the Silver Surfer.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 7.

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Written by Simon Furman, penciled by James Raiz, cover by Lucia Parillo.

The fans have spoken in Marvel's second online pole for which character will get revamped in Amazing Fantasy. Introdcuing Death's Head 3.0. A new 5-part storyline written by the creator of the original Death's Head, Simon Furman, kicks into high-gear right here.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 28.


Written by Ed Brubaker, penciled by Pablo Raimondi, cover by Paolo Rivera.

Fleeing his homeland, Victor Von Doom arrives at college in the United States, his education paid for by the U.S. Government, who sees in Victor a mind that could give them the edge in the Cold War. But Victor is determined to use this opportunity to further his own destiny and obsessions, his benefactor's wishes be damned. If only these other meddling fools, such as Reed Richards and his loutish friend Ben Grimm would get out of his way, Victor knows the secrets of the world and its untouchable realms will be his for the taking.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 14.


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

"The Winter Soldier" The most talked-about Captain America story in 40 years comes to a heartbreaking conclusion. Cap faces down his personal demons, in a hand-to-hand battle with the Winter Soldier. But he's not just fighting for victory, he's in a struggle for the heart and soul of everything he's ever cared about, and the results will send tragic echoes throughout his life for years to come. Part 6 of 6.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 21.


Written by Chris Claremont, pencils and cover by Marshall Rogers.

Re-presenting three classic tales of Marvel's hottest femme fatales by comic-book legends Chris Claremont and Marshall Rogers from the classic black-and-white pulp magazines Bizarre Adventures #25 and Deadly Hands Of Kung Fu #32-33! Featuring an all-new new cover by Marshall Rogers! And interviews with the creators.

80 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 21.


Written by Keith Giffen, pencils and cover by Mitch Breitweiser.

Drax has been reborn bad and is out for some long overdue payback, starting with the three aliens who killed him two issues back.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec.


Written by Zeb Wells, art and cover by Seth Fisher.

Do you know kung fu? Armed with the knowledge that the mother of all Big Monsters is headed their way, the Fantastic Four and Iron Man are heading south! To Antarctica, that is, and to the very source of the disturbance sending monsters worldwide into an uncontrollable panic. But even the greatest scientific minds in the Marvel U, and their Japanese cohort, monster expert, Dr. Yamane, may have met their match when the unknowable, the unimaginable, the biggest darn big monster ever, comes home to crush a little planet called Earth.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Dec. 7.


Written by Dwayne McDuffie, penciled by Casey Jones, cover by Leinil Francis Yu.

"My Dinner With Doom." It's a day of celebration and reflection in Latveria, but deep within the confines of the Latverian Embassy to America, Victor Von Doom and Reed Richards engage in a subtle battle of wits, with all of Manhattan as the playing field. What are the stakes? And can Mister Fantastic triumph when all of the moves have been made in advance?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 28.


Written by Dan Slott, penciled by Matt Haley, Georges Jeanty, Mike Wieringo, Mike Kazaleh, Ty Templeton and Paul Grist, cover by Paul Pelletier.

Marvel's own Milwaukee-based Misfits are back‹in their very own, double sized X-mas special! Sure, they survived the GLA mini-series, but can Squirrel Girl, Mr. Immortal, and pals survive... the holidays? Six all-new features of mockery, morbidity, and merriment-- including the return of Grasshopper, Deathurge... and the Yuletide tyranny of Dr. Tannenbaum?

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 7.


Written by Daniel Way, penciled by Juan Santacruz, cover by Brandon Peterson.

"Peace In Our Time," Part 3 of the story arc that will set off the biggest Hulk event in Marvel history. "Recruited" by Nick Fury to journey into space to destroy a sentient HYDRA space weapon, The Hulk has now learned the sordid truth behind its agenda‹not that it matters now, though...because the rogue space weapon now has its sights set on him!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 21.


Written by Robert Kirkman, penciled by Paco Medina, cover by Phil Hester.

The heroes of the Marvel Universe are no more. Spider-Man? Wolverine? Captain America? Iron Man? Gone--but the people of the world still need saving--they still need heroes.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 7.


Written by Joe Casey, pencils and cover by Frazier Irving.

It was only a matter of time before Iron Man's longtime enemies re-emerged to confront him once again. And now, they've got more than revenge on their minds. An all-new, action-packed mini-series spotlighting the return of classic villains like the Living Laser and the Spymaster (to name but two).

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 21.


Written by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils and cover by Frank Cho.

"Secrets and Lies," part 1 of 2. Spider-Woman's dark secrets revealed! Captain America catches her double-dealing the Avengers and corners her! How did Spider-Woman get her powers back and to whom does she answer? It's all here! A Spider-Woman-focused storyline? Sounds like a job for Frank Cho.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Dec. 28.


Written by Jeff Christiansen, Sean McQuaid, Michael Hoskin, Mark O'English, Ronald Byrd, Stuart Vandal, Eric J. Moreels, Anthony Flamini and Barry Reese.

An essential companion to New Avengers, Spider-Man: Breakout, Toxin and more! Revelations, clarifications and explanations abound as Marvel shines its searchlight on the jailbreak of the century! In the tradition of Secret War: From The Files Of Nick Fury And Secrets Of The House Of M, New Avengers: Most Wanted features Handbook-style bios of all the escapees, from the Answer to Zzzax.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 7.


Written by Fabian Nicieza, penciled by Rick Leonardi, cover by Tom Grummett.

The new Squadron Sinister has brought the house down, but are they the good guys -- or bad guys? And what does Speed Demon do when they make a recruitment offer he doesn't want to refuse? Plus: M.A.C.H. IV's mysterious recruitment drive continues...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 14.


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

When an entire town starts acting as surly as the meanest super-villain, who but the New Warriors would investigate? Will our heroes save the day, or will they find themselves just as susceptible to the town's corrupting influence? The finale of the mini-series.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 7.


Written by Keith Giffen, penciled by Dan Norton, cover by Amanda Conner.

Girl's Night Out! After a male team goes missing in Merlin's captured village, Vampire by Night and Lillith (who hate each other more than life itself) are dropped in, determined to find out what happened to the rest of the Commandos. Will they find the secret? Will they save their squad? Will they rip each other's eyes out? Only Keith knows.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 28.


Written by Brian Vaughan, penciled by Adrian Alphona, cover by James Jean.

Guest-starring the amazing Spider-Man. Traveling to New York City to help Cloak and Dagger, the Marvel Universe's newest teen heroes run into the Marvel's Universe's original teen hero.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 21.


Written by Paul Jenkins, pencils and cover by John Romita Jr.

Who is the most powerful: the mightiest human being in the world, or the man who keeps him sane? That's the question that faces Doctor Cornelius Worth, who has the unfortunate distinction of being the Sentry's psychiatrist. Pressured by government agents, by himself, by the weight of expectation to control the Sentry and keep the Void in check, Worth worries about his own stress levels -- his personal life is completely unraveling. Is he truly important, or just a meaningless cog in the grand scheme of things?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 28.


Written by Sean McKeever, art and cover by UDON.

Juston confronts an unfamiliar relative about the whereabouts of his mother. And as Juston's father and others search desperately for the runaway hero, something else entirely is out searching for the Sentinel--with orders to destroy on sight.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 7.


Written by Michael Oeming, pencils and cover by Scott Kolins.

Thor and his oath brothers, Fandral, Volstagg and Hogun, collectively known as the Warriors Three, have trod across Asgard, Jotenheim, Ireland, Japan and now Egypt in search of impossibly magical items- and now they have come to the end of that journey for what may be their greatest testing of all! This is the conclusion of Blood Oath, a final "classic style" Thor story told in the tradition of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee- see the final appearance of Donald Blake, Asgard and Thor as you have known him for the last 40 years in this exciting conclusion to Thor: Blood Oath.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 7 and 21.


Written by Brian Michael Bendis and Brian Reed, pencils and cover by Jonathan Luna.

This new limited series chronicles the intriguing secret history of Jessica Drew and her journey from child experiment to Hydra agent to S.H.I.E.L.D. agent to super hero to private eye to Avenger. New Avengers scribe Brian Michael Bendis teams up with newcomer Brian Reed and introduces the Marvel debut of the stunning full color visuals of the Luna brothers. This mini series is packed with intrigue that will lead directly into the upcoming Spider-Woman monthly that debuts early next year from Bendis and Alex Maleev.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 21.


Written by Dan Slott, penciled by Juan Bobillo, Paul Pelletier, Mike Vosburg, Amanda Conner, Mike Mayhew, Don Simpson, Scott Kollins, Eric Powell and others, cover by Greg Horn.

Join Marvel in celebrating 25 years and 100 solo issues of She-Hulk in this hundred page special. Get ready for the most important case in She-Hulk's life‹because she's the accused. Charged with crimes against the space-time continuum, the TVA is placing She-Hulk in a "Time Trial." If she loses? Her entire personal history-- her very existence‹could be erased right out of the Marvel Universe! Guest stars abound as your favorite Marvel characters and artists help spin a tale that spans every incarnation of the Emerald Amazon! Also reprinted in this issue: two of She-Hulk's most important issues, Savage She-Hulk #1 and Sensational She-Hulk #1 in all their four color glory.

104 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 14.


Written by Tony Bedard, penciled by Carmine Di Giandomenico.

What If...Captain America Fought in the Civil War? At a time when America was tearing itself apart, and the very meaning of our nation was being rewritten in blood, one soldier fought to save the Union and build a better future. Learn the story of Union Army Captain Stephen Rogers, and the twist of fate that transformed him into Captain America, even as it birthed his greatest enemy, the White Skull.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 7.


Written by Rick Veitch, pencils and cover by Tommy Lee Edwards.

In an alternate world, we find the story of a blinded child with special senses who lived in feudal Japan. Growing out of the shadow of his father's failure, the blind youth emerged to stand against an evil controlling overlord as the samurai known as Devil Who Dares!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 28.


Written by Mike Carey, pencils and cover by Marshall Rogers.

What if... the Fantastic Four were cosmonauts? Discover the story of the UFFF - the Ultimate Federalist Freedom Fighters: of how their existence as the world's first super-team turned the Cold War into a different, deadlier kind of struggle‹and how, ultimately, they fought their hardest, most tragic battle against the forces that kept them in power.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 21.


Written by Greg Pak, penciled by David Lopez, cover by Carlo Pagulayan.

The history books tell us that young Prince Namor, the proud son of an Atlantean princess, joined the Allied fight against the Nazis in order to protect his undersea people. But what if Namor grew up on land with his human father, filled with hatred for the Atlanteans who killed his mother? For whom will he fight when World War II sweeps the planet and Atlantis calls for help? And in what terrifying ways might the course of history be changed forever?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 21.


Written by Robert Kirkman, pencils and cover by Michael Oeming.

In the tradition of epic mythology, we peer into a universe where the unthinkable has happened: Thor has been transformed into the Herald of Galactus. How can Earth survive with such a powerful harbinger of doom at its doorstep? Is there anyone who can stop him or will Earth be left a scorched and barren wasteland like so many other thriving planets before it?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 28.


Written by Daniel Way, penciled by Jon Proctor, cover by Tony Harris.

"Public Enemy Number One. Logan has sought solace in the trappings of a rowdy river town in the Canadian wilderness, but a tragedy forces him to seek revenge in the mob-ridden windy city, Chicago. Will this crusade stop him from becoming Wolverine or does he have a greater destiny ahead of him? All these questions and more are answered in this hard-boiled tale of vengeance by the creative team of Marvel/Epic's Gun Theory.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 14.


Written by Dan Slott, pencils and cover by Andrea Di Vito.

"Fun 'N Games." What started as a party for the rich and privileged has turned into a lethal game of survival. Now it's up to the Thing and Nighthawk to keep Tony Stark and a dozen other billionaires safe from "The Deadliest Place on Earth!" It sure is a good thing that they've got the Constrictor watching their backs! Yeah, you read that right‹the Constrictor. Also... Something's not right on the surface of the Moon, a certain something that can only mean more problems for the idol of millions.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 14.


Written by Allan Heinberg, penciled by Neal Adams, Bill Sienkiewicz, Pascual Ferry, Gene Ha, Jae Lee and Michael Gaydos, cover by Jim Cheung.

Discover the secret history of the Young Avengers when Jessica Jones and Kat Farrell investigate the kids' origins for a special issue of The Pulse. Who were they and what were their lives like before they met Iron Lad? And what is the future of the team without him? Find out in the Young Avengers Special #1.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 21.

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

There's a new sensation on the New York City stage--and his name is Mysterio? Could it be that one of Spidey's greatest foes has gone legit? Or does the master of illusion have yet another trick up his sleeve? Also featuring the riveting return of fellow photog Andy Anderson.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Dec. 7.


Written by Jeff Parker, penciled by Manuel Garcia, cover by Carlo Pagulayan.

The Fantastic Four have encountered big menaces, but the ego of the Submariner may be their hugest foe yet! The monarch of the seas seeks a bride, and has set his sights on the world's most Fantastic girl!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Dec. 14.

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

The jiggly-wiggly conclusion to the "Bosom Buddies" arc finds Cable and Deadpool cracking the Internet in half as the Black Box tries to drown them in information overload and prevent his ture identity from being revealed (X-Universe geek-alert!). Meanwhile, it's snakes vs. cats-- or at least the B.A.D. Girls versus the Cat--for control of the Dominus Objective "ears to the wall" program. Part 4 (of 4).

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 14.


Written by David Hine, penciled by Jorge Lucas, cover by Chris Bachalo.

Colossus' family's past has just been blown wide open in front of him. A mysterious villain is wiping out every member of his family and Colossus must stop him. But will Colossus be able to contain his rage and not become everything he's ever feared?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 7.


Written by Tony Bedard, pencils and cover by Paul Pelletier.

"World Tour: New Universe." Ta-da! A new Exile joins the team! And he or she arrives just in time to save the team from having their brains smashed across all reality! Part 3 of 3.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 28.


Written by Paul Jenkins, penciled by Ramon Bachs, cover by Stuart Immonen.

Decimation Tie-In. In the wake of House of M, a new generation tries to pick up the pieces. Their lives have been changed forever. One reporter tries to share their stories with the world, but not everyone wants to hear the stories. In fact, someone wants to make sure that these mutants' stories end now.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 21.


Written by Chris Claremont, pencils and cover by Michael Ryan.

"Defenders of the Realm." Decimation tie-in. Something wicked this way comes to London Town and it'll take the combined strengths of the Uncanny X-Men and New Excalibur to stop it! Part 2 of 3.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 7.


Written by Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle, pencils and cover by Mark Brooks.

"Childhood's End." Decimation tie-in. House of M has forever changed the Xavier Institute and as if the kids didn't have enough to worry about, assassin X-23 comes to the school! Trouble is brewing as one of the X-Men's deadliest villains, William Stryker, is making news again and this time, God is on his side. Part 2 of 4.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 14.


Written by David Hine, penciled by Roy Allan Martinez, cover by John Watson.

Decimation Tie-In. Decimation continues in Son of M. Additional information and further details will be released after House of M #7.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 14.


Written by Chris Claremont, pencils and cover by Chris Bachalo.

"Grey's End." Decimation Tie-In. Marvel Girl's entire family has been placed on the intergalactic wanted list! The X-Men are the only thing that stands between the Greys and their extraterrestrial executioners! Part 2 of 3.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Dec. 14.


Written by Peter David, pencils and cover by Ryan Sook.

Decimation tie-in. Questions: What is the bizarre secret of Singularity Investigations and their boss, Mr. Tryp? Has Jamie Madrox turned homicidal? Who is Layla Miller and how does she know stuff? Who is Gloria Santiago and what's going on with her sister? Will Rahne give in to her temptation to kick Monet's butt? Can X-Factor's investigation of the "Decimation" possibly yield the mystery of the House of M?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 28.

X-MEN #179

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

"House Arrest." Decimation tie-in. With their world having been turned upside down by the events of House of M, the X-Men find themselves at their absolute lowest. However, it looks like help has arrived, from the most unlikely of allies! Part 3 of 3.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Dec. 7.

X-MEN #180

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

"What Lorna Saw," Part 1 of 2. When the X-Men traveled into space, Lorna Dane, a.k.a. Polaris, saw something that has haunted her mind for months. What was it that she saw? Is it a new danger that threatens to tear the mutant world apart? It's time to solve this mystery, whether Polaris wants to or not.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Dec. 28.


Written by Ed Brubaker, penciled by Trevor Hairsine and Pete Woods, cover by Marc Silvestri.

Decimation tie-in. The deadly secrets in Xavier's past crawl slowly toward the light, with dark tendrils of fear seeping into the minds of his X-Men. And if that wasn't bad enough, Cyclops and Marvel Girl are missing, and their friends' minds are falling apart as they search for them. One long-time member of the X-Men has uncovered the secret, though‹but will he arrive at the Institute in time to save his friends? Ed Brubaker and Trevor Hairsine ratchet up the suspense in this X-Men event, which also features a bonus back-up tale introducing a new mutant, written by Brubaker and drawn by Pete Woods.

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Dec. 21.


Written by Stuart Moore and Christopher Long, penciled by C.P. Smith and John Lucas, cover by Smith.

Two stories that offer revealing glimpses into your favorite X-Man: Wolverine! In "The Healing," Logan lies gutted in a Northwest forest, surrounded by wolves and clinging onto hope and sanity as his body goes about the complicated work of repairing itself. It's not as easy as you might think. And in "Pain Is Necessary, Suffering Is Optional," Logan stares down an old acquaintance with a death wish. Knowing what he knows, will Logan talk him off the ledge, or push him off?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 7.


Written by Marc Sumerak, art and cover by Gurihiru.

They say life's a circus -- and the super-powered siblings of Power Pack couldn't agree more. But when the real circus rolls into town, the Power kids find out that there's big trouble lurking under the big top! And if the kids thought clowns were scary, just wait until they meet the blue-skinned, pointy-eared X-Man known as Nightcrawler.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 28.

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

"The Slavers." The Punisher's got big plans for the head of an Eastern European gang whose crimes chill even Frank Castle's own icy heart. To pull this one off, he's going to have to brush up on his anatomy. But don't worry -- Frank's a quick study. Part 4 of 6.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 7.


Written by Garth Ennis, penciled by John Severin, cover by Tim Bradstreet.

Deadly one-shot! Long before he waged a one-man vendetta against organized crime, long before he was a young lieutenant waging war in the jungles of ŒNam, Frank Castle was a 10-year-old boy growing up on the mean streets of Brooklyn. When a classmate commits suicide in the aftermath of an unspeakable act, young Frank uncovers a secret dark enough to blacken the purest of hearts. Thus begins his first journey on the road that will eventually turn him into the man known as the Punisher, a journey that will bring him face to face with the Tyger: a creature not made by God, but just as vital to the world as anything He created.

56 pages, $4.99, in stores on Dec. 28.


Written by Daniel Way, pencils and cover by Steve Dillon.

"The Joke's Over": The homicidal clown known as the Whiteface has been painting the town red ­ with blood. When a trail of corpses leads him to the lair of his mysterious adversary, Nighthawk finally gets what he wants: ringside seats to Whiteface's unquenchable madness. It's the strangest show on earth.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 7.


Written by J. Michael Straczynski, penciled by Dan Jurgens, cover by Andy Brase. Shape! Emil Burbank! Arcanna! And Nuke! When four of the most powerful individuals on earth collide with their prey -- the titanic Hyperion -- the earth-shattering results are not to be missed.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 21.



Written by J. Michael Straczynski, pencils and cover by Colleen Doran.

The destinies of most people are defined early on. Then there are the others: The Lost. Those whose numbers aren't in yet, who could go toward the light or toward the darkness ­ indeed, who could be tipped one direction or another. And everything starts with the book. That's what Jonathan discovers after taking a suicide plunge off the London bridge more than a century ago‹and lands in the present. With the power of the Dark Man behind him‹and the help of a cat named Mystery‹Jonathan travels to the Lost, revealing their destinies as he discovers his own. When Jonathan encounters a talented runaway artist, he must help her choose between the easy path and the road less traveled. J. Michael Stracynski blends timeless fantasy with modern storytelling in this new ongoing series.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 21.

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