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Wednesday, December 14, 2005




Written by Warren Ellis, pencils and cover by Brandon Peterson.

First contact! The X-Men's Charles Xavier makes telepathic connection with the awesome entity Gah Lak Tus‹and it nearly kills him! Meanwhile Iron Man and the alien Captain Marvel find themselves in a life-and-death struggle with the Silver Surfer. And the F.F.'s Reed Richards works feverishly on a defense against the alien enemy too horrifying to contemplate.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 15.


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

"President Thor." As the Fantastic Four find themselves adrift in a world they never imagined‹a world where the Ultimates' Thor commands the free world‹they come face-to-face with what may prove to be their greatest threat‹Ultimate Super Skrull! But in this strange world‹will Super Skrull prove to be friend or foe...? Part 2 of 3.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 22.


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

"Deadpool," Parts 1 and 2 (of 5). Spidey makes a trip to the X-Mansion to hang out with new gal pal Kitty Pryde only to find the School For Gifted Youngsters has been taken over by -- Ultimate Deadpool and his Marauders! Uh-oh. Seems like a good time to cut class. Guest-starring the Ultimate X-Men!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 8 on March 29.


Written by Robert Kirkman, pencils and cover by Tom Raney.

"Date Night," Part 3 of 3. As Wolverine finds himself dealing with a devastating secret from his past, Nightcrawler and Colossus learn they have more in common than they may have believed. Back at the Mansion, the romance between Rogue and Iceman heats up (and for Iceman, that may not be as good as it sounds)! Plus, the introduction of an all-new mutant to the X-team, whose presence will have profound implications. It only gets better!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 22.



Written by J. Michael Straczynski, art and cover by Ron Garney.

Spidey's got a new lease on life, new powers, and a new costume, courtesy of his new best friend Tony Stark. So what could possibly go wrong? Lots, True Believer. With clouds quickly building on the horizon, the bonds that Spider-Man now forges may very well determine his capacity to withstand a storm that will shake the entire Marvel Universe.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 22.


Written by Tania del Rio, penciled by Jonboy Meyers, cover by Byron Penaranda. It all ends and begins right here! Araña learns what the future of the Wasp/Spider-Clan battle holds, and what it means for her destiny as the Hunter! Sides are chosen, lives are lost and Araña will never be the same.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 29.


Written by Peter David, pencils and cover by Mike Wieringo.

Think Spider-Man doesn't have to worry about death anymore, having escaped its grasp in "The Other"? Think again, as--years after his origin -- Spider-Man finds himself back in the ring, squaring off against a masked wrestler whose name literally means "Death"...and for good reason!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 1.


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

Thanks to the man called Kaine, Spider-Girl has seen the future and knows that she is destined to die at the hands of a Scrier. Will the unexpected return of Felicity Hardy as the Scarlet Spider help save Spider-Girl...or doom her?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 1.


Written by C.B. Cebulski and Joe Reitman, penciled by David Finch and Ron Garney, cover by Garney.

Guest stars The Black Cat and Dr. Doom. What could possibly convince Spidey to break into Dr. Doom's embassy? And how will the bad Doctor react to the intrusion? And in the second story, Joe Reitman does a bit of clean-up after everyone's favorite Web-Head!

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


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

"The Dating Thing." It's the moment Mary Jane Watson has been dreaming about from the beginning: her first date with Spider-Man! But before her big night, she has another suitor to consider first. We won't tell you who that suitor is, but his initials are Peter Parker. Uh...whoops.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 22.

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Written by Michael Avon Omeing, pencils and cover by Travel Foreman.

As Olympus burns, hatred spreads through her walls like pestilence. Gods turn against Gods, children stand against their fathers, and the stench of evil rises above all. Now, as chaos seizes Ares' homeland, he must make the ultimate decision: will he turn his back on the city? Or will he take up arms with his despised nemesis, Hercules, the favorite son of Zeus? What evil could be so great as to bring rival gods together?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 8.


Written by Garth Ennis, penciled by Darick Robertson, inked by Jimmy Palmiotti, cover by Mark Texeira.

"The War Without the Army." Before he presided over S.H.I.E.L.D., before he ran with the Howling Commandos, Sgt. Nick Fury fought on the blood-stained sands of the Tunisian desert. When his entire platoon was massacred by General Stephen Barkhorn and his 21st Panzer Division, Fury stumbled off into the desert toward certain death. Instead, he came face to face with his future. Rescued by a squad of soldiers unlike any he'd ever encountered, Fury tapped deep into his warrior's soul...and hatched an ingenious plan for revenge against the ultimate foe. In this gripping limited series, Ennis and Robertson offer a never-before-seen glimpse into the soul of a warrior you only think you know.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on March 15.


Written by Reginald Hudlin, pencils and cover by Scot Eaton.

"Bride of the Panther," Part 1 of 5. Every King needs a Queen -- and that's exactly what the Black Panther is searching for! Hop on board here, True Believer, as the King of Wakanda embarks on an epic quest to find a wife -- the outcome of which will send reverberations throughout the whole Marvel Universe. You don't want to miss out on history in the making!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 22.


Written by Ed Brubaker, penciled by Michael Lark, cover by Tommy Lee Edwards.

The unthinkable has happened, and Matt Murdock is left stunned. As the strands of what's left of his life begin to fall to pieces, how will he react? This is Daredevil at his breaking point, and when he snaps, everyone in his way had better stand clear!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 22.


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

"Private Lives/Public Faces." During any given week, the crises faced by New York's first family of super heroes can range from the profoundly cosmic to the deeply personal. Today, in this stand-alone issue, an employee from Fantastic Enterprises will come to Susan Richards for help, claiming that her son is being abused. And Reed Richards will be asked to keep a promise he made to a dying man months ago. Great jumping on point!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 15.


Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, pencils and cover by Angel Medina.

"Feral," part 2 of 5. With not one, but two blood-thirsty Lizards stalking the streets of New York, Spidey's in deep, deep trouble. Lucky for him, the Black Cat is willing to play sidekick to her ex-boyfriend. But with Felicia Hardy exhibiting bizarrely ferocious behavior of her own, is she more a liability than a help? And what strange transformations are coming over John Jameson and what do they have to do with MJ?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 8.


Written by Daniel Way, penciled by Steve Dillon, cover by Paul Gulacy.

"Profit and Loss." What's more idiotic than putting out a contract on the Punisher? Hiring Bullseye to do the dirty deed. Uncle Fonzie Patrillo is about to learn that the hard way. Step back a few feet, ladies and gentlemen, it's gonna get messy. Bulleye's about to reveal his master plan.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 15.


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

"Origins and Endings," part 5 of 5. Since regaining his memory, Wolverine has been methodically stalking toward a mysterious objective‹his first priority on a very long list. Now, finally, he has achieved that objective. With Wolverine out in the world, running his own program, the international community has been justifiably nervous. Now, they're terrified. And they have every reason to be.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 22.


Written by J. Mmichael Straczynski, art and cover by Brent Anderson.

The ongoing Marvel Knights launch of the deadliest super-team around! Hyperion, Nighthawk, Blur, Power Princess, Doctor Spectrum and the rest of the team are joined by a new group of super heroes, as only J. Michael Straczynski and Gary Frank can imagine! As the U.S. government plots to create two teams of super-powered agents to crush enemies both domestic and foreign, Mark Milton -- a.k.a. Hyperion -- has plans of his own. Plans that could uproot the government's control over its super-powered population and force them to contend with the ever-growing threat of Mark's constant insubordination.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 22. - Anime Super Store



Written by Jeff Christiansen, Mark O'English, Ronald Byrd, Michael Hoskin, Eric J. Morels, Sean McQuaid, Stuart Vandal, Bill Lentz, Richard Green, Anthony Flamini, Barry Reese, Mike Fichera and Chris Biggs, cover by Keu Cha.

The Handbook from A to Z rolls on -- including bios on the Cosmic Cube, Crimson Cowl, Darkdevil, Darkstar, Daughters of the Dragon, two Death's Heads, Demogoblin, Diamondback, Dr. Nemesis, Doop, Dormammu, Drax the Destroyer, Ethan Edwards and more! While the Handbooks of the past two years focused on specific themes, this twelve-issue monthly series will extend the coverage to all Marvel's characters, teams, objects, events and places -- plus past, future and alternate Earths. The spotlight will fall on more than 600 profiles --including new characters, characters who never received a profile and those needing major updates.

64 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 22.


Written by Simon Furman and Justin Gray, art by James Raiz and Marshall Rogers, cover by Lucio Parillo.

"Unnatural Selection," part 4 of 4. Death's Head has finally caught up with G.E.I.S.T. agent Ray Hidalgo as the clock runs out for the U.N./A.I.M. treaty. Is this the end of peace on earth? If Scientist Supreme Varina Goddard has her way, it's the end of Ray Hidalgo as well. Also in this issue: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of The New Universe, an 8-page bonus story featuring Spitfire by Justin Gray and Marshall Rogers.

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


Written by Keith Giffen, penciled by Scott Kolins and Ariel Olivetti, cover by Gabriele Dell'Otto.

This is it! 48 pages of cosmic guts and glory! If you want to see your favorite cosmic level heroes and villains, you dare not miss Annihilation: Prologue! This is the book to read for the NEXT YEAR'S worth of cosmic stories! Get in on the ground floor as Marvel raises these great characters from the ashes!Heroes will die. Villains and heroes will form allegiances. Empires will fall. Featuring: Nova, Silver Surfer, Thanos, Drax the Destroyer, Ronan the Accuser and the Super-Skrull.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on March.


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

It's the moment we've been waiting for in this critically acclaimed revelation of Doom's early years! Doom returns to Latveria and begins to lay plans for the revolt he will lead against the ruling class that has destroyed everything that ever mattered to him.

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


Written by Ed Brubaker, penciled by Mike Perkins, cover by Steve Epting.

As Crossbones and the Red Skull's daughter SIN carve a path of chaos and destruction across the U.S.A., Cap and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent 13 head to the American heartland on a tip, and stumble across much more than they bargained for--like a secret AIM cadre and a lot of secrets! The first of an action-packed two-parter from Ed Brubaker and Mike Perkins.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 22.


Written by Ed Brubaker, pencils and cover by Eric Wight.

Celebrating 65 years of Captain America, we bring you an extra-long special that weaves together Cap's modern stories with his fighting days in World War Two! Cap's newest enemy, General Aleksander Lukin, the head of one of the most powerful corporations in the world, is attempting to buy a piece of land in Germany, and he won't take no for an answer. What does he want there? The answer to that can only be found in an untold tale from the war -- a story that finds Cap and Bucky fighting alongside Sgt. Fury and the Howling Commandos behind enemy lines, trying to stop the Red Skull from launching a monstrous attack on the Allies unlike anything ever seen before. This dynamite, down-and-dirty WW2-era special also ties directly into the current Captain America series, so Cap fans won't want to miss it! From acclaimed creators Ed Brubaker and Eric Wight.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 29.


Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, penciled by Khari Evans, inked by Palmiotti, cover by Evans.

The action comedy continues and the hunt for Ricadonna's stolen goods heats up as super-villains turn on super-villains. Humbug and Whirlwind are on the run from various would-be assassins, while Misty Knight and Colleen Wing take on Kangaroo, Porcupine, The Jester, a bunch of off-work Hydra employees, Hammer and Anvil, Cottonmouth and the infamous Doctor Bong!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 22.


Written by Jay Faerber, art by Juan Homs, inked by Jimmy Palmiotti, cover by Amanda Conner.

Guest-starring the new Scorpion. Where do you turn when your newest freelance secret agent needs therapy? (Hint: His name is in the title.) S.H.I.E.L.D. makes Scorpion undergo psychiatric treatment, but an emergency mission forces her and the Doc into action! Will Scorpion get the head-shrinking she so desperately needs?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 1.


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

A mysterious object has fallen from the heavens to crash in the Midwest, and Reed Richards has been called in to try to piece together the mystery surrounding it. What is it--and how will it lead into civil war and the return of a Marvel mainstay?

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


Written by Joe Casey, art and cover by Chris Weston.

For the first time, untold secrets of the FF's earliest days are revealed! What happened the moment after Reed Richards' rocket crash landed? What happened -- to Sue Storm, to Ben Grimm, to Johnny Storm -- in the days following that fateful event? An in-depth, action-packed, psychologically thrilling exploration of the FF's origin begins here!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 8.


Written by Fabian Nicieza, penciled by Paco Medina and Mike Norton, cover by Gez Fry.

First Kiss/Last Date; Two terrific tales of lustful teens in spandex... and out! Squirrel Girl has found the boy of her dreams, but will he ever bounce her way? It's an appropriate question to ask, considering the boy is -- Speedball! All she wants is a kiss, but he thinks she's nuts! Meanwhile, it's almost time for the wedding of Justice and Firestar! But are both of them ready for marriage at such a young age? Or... what if one of them is, and the other... isn't?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 1.


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

As one hero enters into the final showdown with the Ghost, another takes a final journey inside the mind of the Living Laser! The discoveries made there are more terrifying than anyone ever imagined! A classic Iron Man foe returns in a bih way -- and he's not exactly thrilled to be back!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 22.


Written by Warren Ellis, art and cover by Adi Granov.

This is it‹the pulse-pounding conclusion you've been waiting for! As the new Iron Man battles the foe who nearly brought him to death's door, the Extremis serum takes its toll on his sytem. And who exactly is behind the Extremis leak? The answer might surprise you! Part 6 (of 6).

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 29.


Written by Greg Pak, penciled by Carlo Pagaluyan, cover by Ladronn.

"Planet Hulk: Exile." Stranded on an alien planet and thrown into the Imperial Arena to fight as a gladiator, the Hulk seizes the opportunity to smash with abandon. But inspired by the Hulk's defiance of the corrupt Red King, a group of rebels try to break him out of captivity. Will the Hulk join the rebels' cause? Or will he lead his fellow gladiators to claim the glory offered by the arena?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 22.


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

Trapped in the future, the League of Losers must make the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the survival of the Marvel Universe. Can the losers become heroes before it's too late? Who will live and who will die? Featuring Gravity! Sleepwalker! Dagger! Darkhawk! Terror, Inc.! X-23! And Speedball!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 1.


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

The zombies' battle with the Silver Surfer was just a schoolyard brawl compared to the threat he heralded. Will our flesh-eating undead heroes remain undead, or will this threat from space make them even deader? No Marvel Zombie should miss it!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 1.


Written by Jimmy Palmiotti, Jeff Parker, John Lustig, penciled by John Buscema, Don Heck, John Romita, Gene Colan, cover by Amanda Conner.

Continuing the noble pursuit of taking funny old pictures and putting funny words on top of them! We've asked some of the funniest writers in comics today to look at the romance comics of yesteryear and put in some new dialogue that'll make us laugh! Unfortunately, the funniest writers were busy, so we had to settle on these guys. Hey, you get what you pay for!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March.


Written by Brian Reed, penciled by Roberto De La Torre, cover by Frank Cho.

Straight out of the pages of New Avengers and House of M. Call your friends, wake the neighbors, shout it from the rooftops! For the first time in over two decades, Ms. Marvel stars in her own ongoing series! Come along for one heck of a wild ride in an action-packed adventure that includes special guest stars Captain America and Jessica Jones. All this and an alien invasion that could mean the end of life on Earth.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 1.


Written by Brian Michael Bendis, penciled by Mike Deodato, cover by Steve McNiven.

"The Collective," part 1. House of M changed the planet and now a new, major threat has emerged. Nothing can stop it! Nothing! The New Avengers are about to be put to the test in a way they never have before. Debuting the bombastic pencils of fan-favorite Mike Deodato. Guest-starring Ms. Marvel!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 22.


Written by Brian Michael Bendis, penciled by Alex Maleev, cover by Garbriele Dell'Otto.

Ripped from the pages of New Avenges, an all-new special. An explosive hidden story of Marvel's secret past, the secret history of Marvel's most secret team -- how they came together and how they are ripped apart. The events in this book act as a prologue to not one but two entirely different Marvel blockbuster summer events. The Marvel Universe is about to split down the middle and the line is drawn here! You will be asked: whose side are you on? Well... whose side are you on?

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 29.


Written by John Rhett Thomas.

He helped "Disassemble" the Avengers and was there to help put them back together in the pages of New Avengers. This month, Marvel Spotlight catches up with David Finch, and we'll be all over his tenure on Earth's Mightiest Heroes -- both versions! We'll also look back on his past Marvel work and forward to what's coming next from this incredibly talented artist! But where you find one ace creator in an issue of Marvel Spotlight, you're sure to find another: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is an up-and-coming talent on the Marvel writing scene, and we'll document how things are going for him. If you've been reading Marvel Knights 4, you already know: fantastic! But we'll fill you in on a lot of stuff you didn't know about Roberto and his craft. We'll also reveal his future plans for a certain friendly neighborhood wall-crawler.

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Jim Shooter and Mark Gruenwald, penciled by John Romita Jr. and Paul Ryan, cover by Romita.

A New Universe is born as Pittsburgh mechanic Ken Connell is gifted with strange superhuman abilities in Star Brand #1 (1986)! Plus: Quasar #1 (1989) -- featuring the untold origin of the Cosmic Avenger, who would later be given the Star Brand after crossing over into the New Universe from the mainstream multiverse!

48 pages, $3.99.


Written by Warren Ellis, pencils and cover by Stuart Immonen.

Attention scum! It's a special issue of Nextwave. The characters learn the values of compassion, kindness and 5-megaton nuclear weapons! Kaboooom!!!! Forget about compassion and kindness, Nextwave #3 has dirty cops, giant deranged robots, enormous guns and schoolchildren!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 22.


Written by C. B. Cebulski, pencils and cover by Tommy Ohtsuka.

"Rings of Fate." Carol Danvers is a little more than your average S.H.I.E.L.D. agent‹she might just be the last hope the world has against the unstoppable forces of the Hand! Led by Silver Samurai, Lady Deathstrike, Sunfire, and the now-evil Elektra, the Hand makes its move! But are any of the heroes left to recover the ultimate symbol of freedom?!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 15.


Written by Keith Giffen, penciled by Derec Donovan, cover by Rafa Garres.

Hide yer grandmas! Lock up the puppies! It's time for the Mighty Marvel Monsters to get their ya-ya's out! Everything has led up to this, Merlin vs. the Howling Commandos! There's gonna be biting, tearing, clawing, biting, smashing, brawling and biting! Who will survive!? Who will contrive!? How can you kill a thing that isn't alive?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 29.


Written by Brian Michae Bendis, penciled by Michael Gaydos, cover by Mike Mayhew.

It's the end of an era. Bendis and Gaydos bid a fond farewell to the pages of the Pulse, but fear not, they are leaving with a doozy. This stand-alone story leaves Jessica Jones faced with the biggest question of her entire life and tells a secret story from her sordid super hero past. Guest-starring Luke Cage and the New Avengers, this issue leads directly into next month's New Avengers Annual.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 8.


Written by Brendan Cahill, art and cover by John M. Burns.

Silver Sable's finally come face-to-face with the man who betrayed her‹and usurped the Wild Pack! Dominic Fortune's in a race against time‹if he can't stop a madman from activating a network of sleeper agents, the world may be forfeit! But the biggest danger of all is‹how long until Sable & Fortune's egos manage to break up their partnership!? The mercenary duo reach a crossroads, coutesy of Brendan Cahill and British comics legend John M. Burns!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 1.


Written by Seam McKeever, art and cover by Joe Vriens and UDON.

This is it--the final showdown between Juston's Sentinel and the all-new Stealth Sentinel! Even if Juston survives, how will he face his family and deal with the truth about his mother?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 1.


Written by Brian K. Vaughan, penciled by Adrian Alphona, cover by Marcos Martin.

The Return of the Pride, part 1 of 5. An epic storyline begins with this perfect jumping-on point for new readers! The villainous Pride returns, but this all-new group isn't made up of the Runaways' evil parents. Who are these shadowy players, and what do they want with the Marvel Universe's next generation of heroes?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 15.


Written by Dan Slott, penciled by Juan Bobillo, cover by Greg Horn.

"I'm With Cupid." She-Hulk's firm is dealing with their first superhuman sexual assault case. Their client? Eros of Titan, the space-faring Avenger called Starfox! And when emotions get over-heated at the office-- expect a love triangle or two to finally come to a head! What will this mean for Pug, She-Hulk, and John Jameson? And who (or what) is Awesome Andy falling for?!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 15.


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

Robert Reynolds is confronted with a truth that may be impossible to accept -- perhaps the Sentry never truly existed! Trapped within the confines of a lunatic asylum, Reynolds confronts the mysterious professor whose untested formula created the Sentry -- or did it?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March


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

Everything old is new again as the New T-Bolts resume their original numbering! A 100th issue giant-sized extravaganza featuring Zemo vs. Photon! And the winner will save the universe! The return of Moonstone! M.A.C.H. IV vs. Songbird! And a T-Bolt makes the ultimate sacrifice for redemption! And by the time the smoke clears, the Thunderbolts will have been shaken to their core! Features an all-new full length story, plus Special Centennial Anniversary materials!

104 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 8.


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

Hot on the trail of a mysterious object known only as the "Athena Device," Jessica Drew's quest takes a dark and mysterious twist as a figure from her past returns! The true origin of Spider-Woman continues.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 15.


Written by Dan Slott, pencils and cover by Andrea DiVito.

"Give Till It Hurts" Billionaire playboy Benjamin J. Grimm is finally doing something positive with his moolah. He's giving something back to his community. Nice, right? So why is his money no good on Yancy Street? And why are the Maggia hiring super-powered muscle to make sure the Thing's charity doesn't start at home?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March


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

Kree-Skrull War II Continues! Like the Avengers before them, the Young Avengers find themselves at the center of a Kree-Skrull War. But the kids' involvement in this intergalactic conflict pits them not only against both the Kree and Skrull armies, but against the New Avengers, as well. Plus, the secret origins of Hulkling and Wiccan -- and the true nature of their ties to the Avengers ---are finally revealed in "Family Matters," part 3 of 4.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 29.


Written by Frank Tieri, penciled by Staz Johnson, cover by Sean Scoffield.

If you enjoy breathing, you don't do it around Mr. Pain‹but Jackie Dio can't help it. He's had an ugly history with the Owl's newest enforcer for more than twenty years and it just happens to involve the Amazing Spider-Man! Plus, the name on every gangster's tongue is the mysterious Consultant--but who is he and what does he want with Jackie?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 1.

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Written by Fred Van Lente, pencils and cover by Arnold Pander.

Kingdom of the Gnome: After 2- years, the original story arc of the New Universe's Dream Walker is at long last completed! The deadly Gnome has lured Nightmask into one final duel to the death in an artificial dreamscape that's been created specifically to destroy him, using Nightmask's own sister as bait.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 8.


Written by Peter David, penciled by Carmine Di Giandomenico, cover by Eric Canete.

Stalking the New Universe as judge, jury and executioner rolled into one, John Tensen--Justice--has made it his personal mission to make certain that paranormals are using their powers wisely. But when he executes an abusive paranormal in the presence of the para's daughter--potentially sending her down a path of evil--he is forced to question the "justice" of his own actions.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 15.


Written by Tony Bedard, penciled by Russ Braun, cover by Leonard Kirk.

Gathered by agent Emmet Proudhawk, five teens with mental powers share a mysterious bond. Combining their psionic power, they can summon the Psi-Hawk, an entity greater than the sum of their parts. But with Proudhawk murdered by agents who want to control them, the Psi-Force team find that power is a curse. Now Proudhawk's long-lost brother arrives, hounded by his own enemies, and the mighty Psi-Hawk is about to meet its match!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 29.


Written by Jeff Parker, penciled by Javier Pulido, covers by John Romita Jr. and John Romita Sr.

An untold tale of the New Universe! Ken Connell meets an interdimensional researcher looking for the wearer of the Star Brand. She wants to know more about the man in charge of the most powerful weapon in the galaxy. He wants to know if she's single. The data raises the question: is Ken worthy to wield the power of the brand--is anyone in the New Universe?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 1.


Written by C.B. Cebulski, penciled by M.D. Bright, cover by Doug Alexander.

The "X-Men of the New Universe" make their grand return to the new millennium with an untold tale from the days of the 80s! On the run from their captors at The Clinic, our Displaced Paranormals take shelter and hope to find the peace they so rightfully deserve on an Indian reservation. However, they soon discover persecution extends beyond those with enhanced genetic abilities and they must side with their Native American brethren to overcome an evil that threatens to engulf them all. Deadwood meets the Seven Samurai in this blast from the past!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 22.



Written by Zeb Wells, penciled by Patrick Scherberger, cover by Amanda Conner.

When the Chameleon comes to town Spider-Man must face off against his most deceptive foe. But will Spidey be able to keep his head straight when the master of disguise targets...Aunt May?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 1.


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

War-drums are beating as four heroes work their way through the most mysterious jungle in Africa. An international misunderstanding has brought them here to be hunted by a shadowy figure who has uncanny skill and the technological might of the world's most advanced nation at his disposal. Will the Fantastic Four make it back from Wakanda, and will they be friends or prey for the man known in whispers as... The Black Panther?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 8.

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

Witness the stunning conclusion to Generation M! Mysteries are solved and secrets are revealed! The serial killer who has been hunting down de-powered mutants comes for Sally Floyd and...Warren Worthington III?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 15.


Written by Fabian Nicieza, pencils by Lan Medina, cover by Patrick Zircher.

"Born Again!" Part 1 of 2. This is a prequel to the "Blood of Apocalypse" arc running in X-Men #182-186! Cable sees the signs--omens and portents--characters gathering, moving across the board like chess pieces... can Apocalypse be resurrected? Can Cable and Deadpool stop it in time? And most surprising of all... what if one of them doesn't want it to be stopped?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 8.


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

"World Tour: Squadron Supreme." The Exiles are knee-deep in the World Tour, and up to their necks in trouble! How is that possible? Don't ask! It's the Exiles vs. the Squadron Supreme! And is there a new team member in their future? You bet there is! Part 2 of 2!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 22.


Written by Chris Claremont, penciled by Steven Cummings, cover by Michael Ryan.

"Choose Your Destiny." With the Dark X-Men subdued, you would think New Excalibur would have smooth sailing. think again. Lionheart (from Avengers) and her new mysterious master plan on making their lives a living hell. Part 2 of 2.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 1.


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

Quicksilver's betrayal is discovered and Crystal leads a group of angry Inhumans in hot pursuit. Meanwhile Pietro lifts the lid on a Pandora's box of dark forces, which threaten the future of three races -- mutant, human and Inhuman. And the first casualty could be his own daughter.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 8.


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

"Crusade," part 1 of 4. If you thought issues #20-23 were intense, buckle up. The dire consequences of issue #23 have put the students of the Xavier Institute in their most dangerous situation yet. Reverend Stryker has replaced his crucifixes and prayers with bullets and hand grenades. Can the kids survive his brand of conversion?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 8.


Written by John Layman, penciled by Aaron Lopresti, cover by Pasqual Ferry.

Let's do the math. Giant robots plus dinosaurs equals a nonstop action explosion-thon! The new recruits of the Sentinel Squad are sent to the Savage Land on a highly dangerous rescue mission. But when the squad realizes that this mission means certain death, are they willing to go against their orders to escape being digested by a T. Rex?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 8.


Written by Peter David, penciled by Dennis Callero, cover by Ryan Sook.

An intense tale of a struggle for survival as a terrified, mute, and badly injured Siryn finds herself at the mercy of a demented captor...and her only hope of rescue is in the person of a powerless Rictor!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 22.


Written by Eric Jerome Dickey, penciled by David Yardin, cover by Mike Mayhew.

The epic, untold love story between Marvel's two pre-eminent Black super heroes -- Storm and the Black Panther -- is finally told, as only New York Times best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey can do it! The orphaned street urchin known as Ororo has big problems: Emerging mutant powers that she can't understand, let alone control, and a crew of ruthless mercenaries that will stop at nothing to capture the elusive "wind-rider" of legend. Ororo's only hope to survive? A boy she's never met. A warrior prince whose fledgling skills are about to be put to the supreme test. Don't miss out on this story, True Believer, as it builds to a July Event that will shake the entire Marvel Universe.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 15.


Written by Chris Claremont, art and cover by Billy Tan.

"Wand'ring Star." Rachel takes the fight to the aliens that slaughtered her family! But will the X-Men be able to keep her from crossing the line into murder?! Part 3 of 3.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 29.

X-MEN #184

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

"The Blood of Apocalypse." Apocalypse has returned and declared war on humanity. The X-Men are against the ropes, almost at their end. Then the unthinkable happens. A new horseman joins his ranks; an all-too-familiar horseman that will leave the X-Men shattered forever! (and we're not just talking about this guy on the cover!) Part 3 of 5.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 22.


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

It's the penultimate issue of the most shocking X-Men mini-series of the century! Cyclops has learned the horrible truth of the identity of his captor, just as the X-Men have uncovered the pieces of Professor X's long-held secret shame. Now they'll battle through Sentinels and other machinations to meet their new enemy face-to-face, in the one place they hope to find Charles Xavier, assuming he survived the House of M. Also featuring a back up story that details the first time Emma Frost met Professor X.

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on March 15.


Written by Frank Tieri, penciled by Clayton Henry, cover by Jae Lee.

Welcome to 19th century London. A time of big hats, cobblestone streets...and Apocalypse! His centuries-long feud with Dracula is reaching a breaking point. And for the first time in his life, Apocalypse needs help! Guest-starring Abraham van Helsing!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 15.

X-MEN: THE 198 #3

Written by David Hine, penciled

Viva la Revolucion! The inmates--we mean refuges--at Xavier's are starting to get a little antsy inside the walls. They want out. But with the new electronic tagging that the O*N*E* is introducing, how long before the 198 decide to fight back!?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 8.


Written by Peter Milligan, penciled by Nick Dragotta, cover by Mike Allred.

Of the many secrets that Doctor Strange holds in his extremely well-manicured head, perhaps the greatest is this: why do some characters return from the dead, while others continue to languish in obscurity? Is it just a question of circulation? Or is there a more mysterious, harder-to-quantify-with-an-Excel-spreadsheet force at work? Well, the evil Pitiful One and four of his deceased cohorts are going to find out! They know that Doctor Strange holds the mystery to cold beer, warm sandwiches, and Sunday afternoon naps in his head, and they'll do anything to get that one-way ticket back to the land o' the living! Even if it means killing everyone in their path... Good thing Doctor Strange and Dead Girl are gathering an all-star team of dead heroes to best them! Featuring Dead Ant-Man, Dead Mysterio, Dead Anarchist, Dead Mister Sensitive, and a host more!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 29.


Written by Chris Claremont, penciled by Sean Chen, cover by Gene Ha.

The epic tale of the end of Marvel's Merry Mutants continues! A strike-force led by Cyclops finds itself pitted against the Shi'ar Imperial Superguardians as a separate team of X-Men travel deep into space to rescue the Phoenix. X-Men fans won't want to miss this action packed issue, where Gambit, disguised as Mr. Sinister confronts the Shi'ar Chancellor.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 1. - Free Shipping on Orders $75+



Written by Garth Ennis, penciled by Goran Parlov, cover by Tim Bradstreet.

"Barracuda," Parts 1 (of 6) Jigsaw, Ma Gnucci, the Russian -- Frank Castle's faced some fearsome foes in his day, but none as stone-cold rotten to the bone as The Barracuda. He's big, he's mean, and the last thing on earth you want is to see him smile.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 1.

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

The wildest story in Power history continues. Wilder than an all-monkey issue? Wilder than melting Warren Ellis' face off? Wilder than making Deena a murdering power? Yes!

32 pages, $2.95.

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