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Wednesday, February 15, 2006




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

It's the showdown the entire Earth has been waiting for: Gah Lak Tus has arrived at the planet's doorstep! Millions of civilizations have fallen before its insatiable hunger. Against impossible odds, can Earth break that curse? The cast of the entire Ultimate line plans to see that it does! But do the combined might of the Ultimates, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and Nick Fury stand a chance against a swarm 100,000 planet-eaters?

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


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

"Frightful," part 1 of 3. The awesome return of Dr. Doom! The zombiefied F.F. escape from their Baxter Building prison! The deadly debut of the Frightful Four! Johnny Storm finds out he has only 28 days to live! And that's all just for starters...

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


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

"Deadpool," part 4 of 4. How can Spidey take down a man who has kidnapped the X-Men? All we can tell you is‹it's not the ending you expect! Plus, major developments in the Peter/Kitty relationship‹is it all just fun and games between the two...or is there something more going on?

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


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

"Morbius," part 1 of 5. The countdown to issue 100 begins here! Introducing the midnight monster you've been clamoring for -- Ultimate Morbius! You won't believe the bite he takes out of the Ultimate Universe. And Bugle reporter Ben Urich... a vampire? You better believe it. It's the vampire bit -- but as you've never seen it before!

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


Written by Robert Kirkman, pencils and cover by Ben Oliver.

"Phoenix?" Part 2 of 3. Magician's trial by fire into the world of the X-Men is kicked up a notch when he and Cyclops find themselves face to face with a thousand pounds of immovability called The Blob‹and his bouncing buddy the terrible Toad! Will the fledgling X-Man have what it takes? Meanwhile, the quest to learn what is really happening with Jean Grey takes a totally unexpected turn.

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



Written by Garth Ennis, penciled by Darick Robertson, inked by Jimmy Palmiotti, cover by Scot Eaton.

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. Now, Fury and his crew are deep behind enemy lines, surrounded by trigger-happy German soldiers, and, to make matters worse, their assassination mission has failed. According to a captured colonel, their target, General Barkhorn, has apparently departed to betray the Nazi regime‹by going after Hitler himself! But is Barkhorn -- genius, loyal, courageous Barkhorn -- really a turncoat, or have Fury and his company been suckered into killing time while enemy reinforcements secretly close in?

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



Written by Jeff Parker, penciled by Manuel Garcia, cover by Aaron Lopresti.

When global threats surface, they have to contend with the combined might of: Captain America! Storm! Iron Man! The Hulk! Giant-Girl! Wolverine! Spider-Man! Still, powers higher-up think their new computerized defenses will be even more reliable than our heroes. (Just wish they hadn't named the system ULTRON...!)

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


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

When an incarcerated Doc Ock commands his tentacles to find and defeat Spider-Man, the results aren't quite what he expects... Will Peter be able to deal when Otto's arms start following him around like a puppy dog?

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


Written by Jeff Parker, pencils and cover by Juan Roman Cano Santacruz.

Monster Garage has nothing on Johnny Storm when he rebuilds Reed's old college ride as the hottest rod on Earth! FF villains hate eating rubber, but fans love the car. Unfortunately, a European Repo Man takes the vehicle back to its original owner in Latveria...

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

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

"The War at Home," part 1 of 7. Civil War tie-in. After rushing to the aftermath of the Riverbank Massacre to offer aid to its victims, Peter travels with Tony Stark to Washington DC and the White House, where the enactment of the Super Hero Registration Act appears imminent. As the Marvel Universe braces for the implications of legislation that will forever change the societal status of super heroes, Peter will have to make a very important personal decision -- one that just might be the most important decision of his life

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


Written by Mark Millar, pencils and wraparound cover by Steve McNiven, variant cover by Michael Turner.

The landscape of the Marvel U is changing and it's time to decide: whose side are you on? A conflict has been brewing in the Marvel Universe for over a year, threatening to pit friend against friend, brother against brother--and all it will take is a single misstep to cost thousands their lives and ignite the fuse! As the war claims its first victims, no one is safe as teams, friendships, and families begin to fall apart. Civil War, a Marvel Comics event in seven parts, stars Spider-Man, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the entirety of the Marvel pantheon! Civil War -- the cross-over that rewrites the rules -- begins here in this double-sized first issue!

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 3.


Written by John Rhett Thomas.

Mark Millar and Steve McNiven! Millar has been one of the chief architects of the Ultimate Universe, and we'll take a behind-the-scenes look at his Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Fantastic Four and The Ultimates. We'll also catch up with Mark and see what he's got planned for the future ­ including an innovative new title that takes us back to 1985! At the same time, we'll explore Steve McNiven's work on Marvel Knights 4 and New Avengers, and provide an inside look at the artist who has fast become one of the most popular in all of comics. Oh, and there's still the blockbuster Civil War to discuss! What, you thought we were gonna neglect that little thing?

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


Written by Dan Slott, penciled by Paul Smith, cover by Greg Horn.

Civil War tie-in. Civil War threatens the rights of every American super hero. So whose side will Marvel's top superhuman lawyer fight for? And how can she possibly choose, when she feels one way as She-Hulk, and another as Jen Walters?

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


Written by Marc Guggenheim, with art by Humberto Ramos.

Civil War tie-in. "Vendetta," part 1 of 6. Marc Guggenheim, a veteran writer for TV's The Practice, Law & Order, and most recently, CSI , is joined by for this Civil War tie-in arc. In the aftermath of the Riverbank Tragedy, Logan makes it his personal mission to take down the man responsible. No sooner does he begin his hunt, however, than he discovers that someone else is stalking the same prey: a mysterious trio whose identity -- and disturbing mission -- will come as a shock to many! If Logan's unsettled by who these guys are, then just wait until he discovers who they answer to!

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

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Written by Peter David, pencils by Roger Cruz, cover by Mike Wieringo.

Hold onto your webs, spider-fan! A major character from Peter Parker's past returns! Meanwhile, is that the Hobgoblin terrorizing the skies? And if so, how is he connected to the shocking changes in Spider-Man's life? Continuity fans better break out their back issues, because both Spidey's past and future will change when an old (and unexpected) foe executes his master plan!

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


Written by Tom DeFalco, pencils and cover by Pat Olliffe.

The sequel to last year's surprise hit, the sold-out Last Hero Standing, For centuries beyond reckoning, Galactus has consumed entire worlds to satiate his never-ending quest for sustenance, but now he has a new plan--one which may threaten the very existence of the entire Universe! Featuring: the mighty Thor, the Warriors Three, the Avengers, Spider-Girl, the Fantastic Five and the Shi'ar Imperial Guard!

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


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

Spider-Girl goes back to her black costume when the Hobgoblin goes on a rampage, attacking her closest friends and allies.

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


Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, pencils and cover by Clayton Crain.

"Feral," part 4 of 5. The kid gloves are off! With one Lizard down and one to go, and Man-Wolf and Vermin still on the loose, Spider-Man dons his new costume to even the odds. But what role does...Madame Web play? And what's going on between the Black Cat and the Puma?

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


Written by Klaus Janson and Merrill Hagan, art by Janson and Adam Dekraker, cover by Jay Anacleto.

Two Spidey stories. One great comic! Comics legend, Klaus Janson tells a personal story delving into the effects on a child who is raised by one of Spider-Man's foes. In the second story, Merrill Hagan (Adult Swim) tells a story featuring the Lizard and his wife. How does a woman cope with being married to a man who must remain calm at all times or he'll turn into a giant green beast? Can she possible still love him if she must never do or say anything that could set him off?

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


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

It's the start of a special two-part flashback story featuring guest artist Valentine Delandro! Mary Jane Watson wasn't always the girl she is today. How did she become the sort of person to push her problems away rather than face them? And how is it that Peter Parker, Spider-Man and Spidey's origin itself all play pivotal roles? See the birth of the greatest modern super hero like you've never seen it before!

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

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Written by Andy Lanning and Dan Abnett, penciled by Kev Walker, cover by Gabrielle Dell'Otto.

To protect the legacy of the Xandarian culture, Nova must escape from the burning ruins of the homeworld. But can he trust himself to use his new power wisely, or will he lose control again and pose a threat to the cosmos greater than the invasion itself? And on the subject of trust, how far can he trust his new Œfriend'... Drax?

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


Written by Simon Furman, penciled by Jorge Lucas, cover by Gabriele Dell'Otto.

Godthab Omega: a nothing planet in a backwater bit of the cosmos. Right? Wrong. In fact, something is very wrong on Godthab, a malign presence drawing in cosmic entities like flies to a web. Ronan's been snagged too, and he's not happy about it. In fact, he's going to do something about it... right after he deals with the "deadliest woman in the Universe," Gamora! And, as if that impending confrontation weren't enough to shake Godthab to its core, here comes the Annihilation Wave...

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


Written by Keith Giffen, penciled by Renato Arlem, cover by Gabriele Dell'Otto.

The ex-heralds of Galactus unite to combat a common foe. But can even the combined powers of the Silver Surfer, Firelord, Terrax and Red Shift stand against the Annihilation Wave and it's mad master? And what dark ambition motivates Thanos to strike a dark alliance with the invading force?

32 pages, $2.99, May 3.


Written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, penciled by Greg Titus, cover by Gabriele Dell'Otto.

The Fantastic Four's enemy may prove the galaxy's savior as Super-Skrull crusades against the Annihilation Wave! Pitted against an enemy superweapon, Super-Skrull's quest takes him behind enemy lines, where an evil scientist and a planet of alien scum may be his only hope for victory!

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

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Written by Reginald Hudlin, pencils by Scot Eaton, cover by Olivier Coipel.

"Bride of the Panther," Part 3 of 5. T'Challa has put his cards on the table. His heart -- and a seat on the Wakandan throne -- is Storm's, if she'll just accept his hand in marriage. Question is, does she want it? With a Super Hero Civil War ready to explode in the U.S. and snakes in his own court preparing to make their moves, the road to the altar could not be more complicated.

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


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

A groundbreaking 4-part tale! It's the start of an action-packed thriller in London, as Captain America travels across the Atlantic in search of his old partner, a story that will see him fighting side-by-side with some very old friends. But Cap and the Winter Soldier aren't the only ones taking the journey abroad, Crossbones and Sin are on a path of revenge that's leading them in the exact same direction... And what of General Lukin and his "relationship" with the Red Skull? All this and more in the first chapter of "Twenty-First Century Blitz!"

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


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

"The Devil in Cell Block D" hits a turning point. With all the prison gangs against him, Matt Murdock turns to unlikely allies in his quest for the truth. And as Kingpin returns to Gen-Pop, Ryker's Island teeters on the edge of an explosion, and Matt can either give it a push, or remember the man he used to be. Meanwhile, Ben Urich and Dakota North hunt whoever is running around Hell's Kitchen pretending to be Daredevil

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


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

The untold tale of the FF's first adventure continues! Ever wonder if any of the Mole Man's monsters followed the FF back to New York City after their first encounter with them? Neither did the FF... and that mistake leads to a very public demonstration for the fledgling super hero team. Plus, Ben Grimm's first visit back to Yancy Street (it ain't pretty!), and the FF's first headquarters (it wasn't the Baxter Building!).? Plus, the secret of the FF's first adversary (hint: it wasn't the Mole Man!).

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


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

With the auction for Ricadonna's super computer virus rapidly approaching, Misty and Colleen call in favors from some of the most unlikely places as The Daughters of the Dragon pay a visit to The Punisher and Mole Man! Meanwhile the villains are all in town, including The Hand, Hydra, AIM and half a dozen global terrorists for what promises to be the kung fu battle of the year! All this and questionable fashion tips from Otis "Danger" Johnson, mutant receptionist! Guest-starring Iron Fist!

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


Written by Paul DeFilipo and Zeb Wells, penciled by Fabrizio Fiorentin and Frank Espinosa, cover by Lucio Parrillo.

With Tina, Jack and the Living Totem incapacitated by other-dimensional forces, Doc Samson is left alone to battle the most dangerous enemy he's ever encountered...himself! With the Earth's sanity hanging in the balance--if Doc looses against the demon-possessed, alternate-universe Leonard Samson--the whole planet will need a psychiatrist. Also in this issue, an 8-page story featuring The Living Totem by Zeb Well and Frank Espinosa.

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


Written by Karl Kesel, art and cover by Lee Weeks.

The Invisible Woman is dead! As Reed cradles his murdered wife, lost in grief, and Ben rampages after Sue's killer, Johnny defiantly decides to do whatever it takes‹ no matter the cost or consequence‹ to see his sister alive again. What he does will change the way the Fantastic Four look at him forever. "A Death in the Family"-- not a dream, not a hoax... and not to be missed. Includes bonus Fantastic Four issue #245!

64 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 24.


Written by Daniel Knauf and Charlie Knauf, art by Patrick Zircher, cover by Adi Granov.

"The List," Part 2 of 6.While an unknown assassin continues to target a globe-spanning hit list, an enhanced Tony Stark continues to test the waters of his new powers. The international trail heats up in this newest installment in Iron Man's now-monthly series.

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


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

The final showdown between Iron Man and his greatest enemies! The new Spymaster finally makes his bid as a bona fide super-villain, and the Living Laser is back to demonstrate what he's learned in exile. But will Iron Man finally have HIS revenge? The senses-shattering conclusion to Iron Man's greatest adventure yet.

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


Written by Robert Kirkman, penciled by Cory Walker, cover by Phil Hester.

"Freedom Ring," part 1 of 5. Captain America is thrust into a fight for his life at the hands of AIM. Meanwhile an all-new hero is introduced into the Marvel Universe, but is the world ready for Freedom Ring? And what does all this have to do with a reality-altering ring crafted from broken shards of the cosmic cube?

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


Written by Jeff Christiansen, Al Sjoerdsma, Michael Hoskin, Sean Mcquaid, Stuart Vandal, Mark O'English, Ronald Byrd, Anthony Flamini, Mike Fichera, Barry Reese, Madison Carter, Chris Biggs, Eric J. Moreels, cover by Sal Buscema.

From the Venerable Vaults of Marveldom, it's the Mighty Marvel Handbook -- 1970s style! Just what is the 1970s Handbook, you ask? Imagine a Handbook written at 11:59 p.m. Dec. 31, 1979. The profiles within cover everything published by the hallowed House of Ideas up until that point. So if it's from a comic that has a December 1979 cover date or earlier, you'll find it in this magnificent mag! Featuring the Avengers, Captain Marvel, the Defenders, the Fantastic Four, Power Man, the Punisher and the X-Men as they were in the 1970s, as well as'70s-era characters such as Black Brother, the Deadly Dozen, the Faceless One, Golem, Hellcow, Lady Liberators, Manphibian, Ms. Marvel, Mr. Zodiac, Sons of the Tiger, They Who Wield Power, Xorr the God-Jewel and more.

64 pages, $4.99, in stores on May 10.


Written by Priest, John Byrne, Chris Claremont and Ben Thompson, penciled by Sal Velluto, Byrne and Thompson, cover by Velluto.

The wedding of the Black Panther and Storm had its beginnings in these landmark issues! First, the couple's fateful first meeting is revealed in Marvel Team-Up #100 (1980). Then, in Black Panther #26 (2001), the king of Wakanda has reached a low ebb ­ and only an appearance by the mutant mistress of weather may lift T'Challa's sagging spirits! Plus: Golden Age jungle action starring Ka-Zar from Marvel Mystery Comics #7 (1940).

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

FOUR #30

Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, penciled by Clay Mann, cover by Gary Frank.

"The Super-Heroes' Apprentice," part 2 of 2. After 30 fantastic issues, the little series that could comes to an end. In the last issue, the Fantastic Four's honorary fifth member, a young super hero with dark intentions, believes he is heir to throne of...Latveria? To prove himself to Dr. Doom, he is determined to take down the FF once and for all‹and on National Television!

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


Written by Peter David, John Lustig, Keith Giffen and Mike Leib, penciled by Gene Colan, Sol Brodsky and Dick Giordano, cover by Frank Cho.

Come join the fun on the only book that fails miserably at tip-toeing the fine line between loving tribute and mocking irreverence! Our barely-restrained troupe of writers are set loose on Marvel Romance comics of yesteryear, and they ain't takin' no prisoners...yet (They might enjoy the company. Writers get awfully lonely.)

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


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

The fate of the Mangaverse hangs in the balance as Iron Man's team comes toe-to-toe with Silver Samurai's forces! Alliances are severed, lives are lost, and to the victors goes‹the world! With the traitor revealed, the forces of evil's final plan is enacted‹and do Spider-Man and Wolverine have a chance?

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


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

The fate of thousands hangs in the balance as Ms. Marvel faces a deadly new foe from beyond the stars! Can she defeat this foe, and her own inner demons, to become the hero shewas meant to be? Plus, an appearance by Marvel's first family, The Fantastic Four!

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


Written by Charlie Huston, pencils and cover by David Finch.

"Fear. More Than God," part 2 of 6. Marc Spector lies awake every night, questions and fears haunting his thoughts. Because one night on windswept rooftop, he squared off against his greatest nemesis and something truly dreadful happened. Something Spector can't put behind him, nor should. Something Khonshu won't let him. The night is young and the moon is full. The worst is yet to come for Marc Spector.

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


Written by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils and cover by Mike Deodato.

The secrets of House of M have come back to bite the Avengers right on the collective butt. as the Avengers fight a fight they cannot win, S.H.I.E.L.D. does the impossible and arrests Spider-Man!!

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


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

"The Joy H.A.T.E Club," part 1 of 2. It has been proven: NEXTWAVE is better than soap! NEXTWAVE has super heroes. Soap doesn't. NEXTWAVE has Dirk Anger and his evil organization H.A.T.E.. Soap? Nope. NEXTWAVE has a battle between H.A.T.E. and Nextwave in #4. Soap is only at #2 with no H.A.T.E. at all! NEXTWAVE has all of your family members held ransom. Soap doesn't even know your family.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 19.


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

"Parental Guidance" continues! To save the life of one of their own, the Runaways charge into battle against their late parents' evil successors, the all-new Pride. Who will live and who will die?

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


Written by J. Mmichael Straczynski, art and cover by Gary Frank.

Hyperion! Doctor Spectrum! The Blur! Power Princess! The most powerful team on the face of the earth ­ the Squadron Supreme ­ has embarked on it's first mission! But when the group falls under the control of an evil general, will this first mission end in catastrophe?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 5.


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

Ex-con Jackie Dio is on the run... from the cops, super-goons Boomerang and Grizzly, and even the Punisher himself. Lucky for him, gadget guru the Mechanic has all the cool toys, and he's willing to share. But can anything save Jackie when he confronts the Punisher in a knock-down, drag-out, knuckle-busting brawl?

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


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

Joystick vs. Speed Demon in Round One of the Guardian Protocols! Why have so many Thunderbolts agreed to Zemo's plans? What role does the Grandmaster and his "Squadron Sinister" play in the gambit? And can there be anything worse than having the fate of the universe lie in the hands of Zemo? We're thinking, yes... but wait until you see whose hands our fate does lie in!

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


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

"...On the Way to the Forum" It's Alicia's birthday and the Thing has the perfect gift for her: a trip to Greece! Scratch that. Too simple. How about a trip to Ancient Greece? Yeah! Stretcho wouldn't mind Ben taking the time machine for a spin, right? And like, what could possibly go wrong?

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


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 Gorgon, Grandmaster, Guardian, Hate-Monger, Helleyes, HERBIE, High Evolutionary, Hood, Hulkling, Humus Sapien, Hurricane, Hybrid, Hydra, Immortus, Mad Jim Jaspers, Madison Jeffries, Jester, Joystick and more! This twelve-issue monthly series focuses on new characters, characters who never received a profile and those needing major updates.

64 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 31.


Written by Marc Sumerak, art and cover by Gurihiru.

When one of billionaire Tony Stark's greatest inventions is stolen, it's up to the invincible Iron Man to track it down... unless, of course, Power Pack beats him to the punch! But is Jack Power really looking to save the day or is he just hoping for a hefty reward?

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


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

Father versus Son, God versus God, East Vs West! This is it -- the big showdown mortal man has been waiting for! Ares and his Olympian allies have marched to the doors of the evil lord Mikabushi! But what will Ares' son, Alexander ­ who has fallen under the influence of the cruel god ­ do when he finally sees his father? Will he run to his fathers arms or lop them off with the legendary Grasscutter sword? This clash of titans drenched in blood finally comes to end in this issue! With Ares announced to join a major super hero team this year, don't miss out on this series!

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

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

The Hulk and his Warbound gladiator allies enter their final battle in the Great Arena -- where a familiar face from the Marvel Universe returns as an implacable enemy. Faced with betrayal, temptation, and the most terrifying battle the Great Arena has ever seen, will the Hulk stand with his Warbound gladiators ‹ or seize the honors of the Empire? The climactic end of Planet Hulk: Exile!

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



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

"World Tour: Future Imperfect." The beginning of the end starts here! The tour of duty is about to reach its earth breaking conclusion! The Exiles track Proteus to the world of Heroes Reborn. Big man-chests and bigger action await them on a world that was never meant to be made!

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


Written by Fabian Nicieza, pencils by Lan Medina, cover by Dave Ross.

"Domino Principle," Part 1 of 2. Domino is hired to stop Deadpool's activities in the Central European country of Rumekistan, only to learn he plans to assassinate the country's imposed ruler, the international terrorist named Flag-Smasher. Should she stop him? Will her decision be influenced when she finds out DP was given his mission by... Cable?

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


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

"Black Monday," part 2 of 2. Black Tom is back! Why doesn't he look like a tree? And how does he keep that goatee looking so darn great?! The answer to all these questions and more in this issue of New Excalibur! Plus the return of the Dark X-Men!

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


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

Just how far will Pietro go to restore the powers of former mutants? As Inhumans battle the last surviving Genoshans the consequences prove to be horrific. Don't miss this one. The repercussions from this finale will echo into Civil War in the months to come...

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


Written by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost, pencils and cover by Paco Medina.

"Crusade," part 3 of 4. No one is safe as Stryker's end game begins. Another student falls ­ and they won't be the last! Will there be any New X-Men left stop Stryker's vision of the future from coming to pass? Lives will be lost as we discover the shocking truth behind Stryker's miracles.

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


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

The Sentinel Squad's trial by fire has finally reached its end! Now it's time for their permanent assignment...the X-Men. Find out the final piece of the puzzle in this final issue to Sentinel Squad O*N*E!

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


Written by Daniel Way, penciled by Steve Dillon, covers by Joe Quesada and Bryan Hitch.

The new ongoing series continues! By mounting a full-scale assault on the White House, Logan has now clearly shown that both no one is beyond his reach. Knowing that Logan is coming for them‹and knowing that he will stop at nothing in order to achieve his mysterious objective‹the world governments now prepare to take the offensive. The U.S. government, having the most to lose, strikes first and strikes hard, fighting fire with fire. Who better to combat the Weapon X program's most successful specimen than with its most bloodthirsty? One hint: Gimme a red.

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


Written by Peter David, penciled by Ariel Olivetti, cover by Ryan Sook.

"Two Meetings, One in Person, One Not." Think it's tough to convince fans that one of Marvel's mighty mutants was genuinely killed in action and never returning? Try convincing one of X-Factor's members, lost in denial over the death of a loved one. Meanwhile, Jamie Madrox has his first face-to-face confrontation with Mr. Tryp, the mysterious head of Singlarity Investigations...and let's just say it doesn't go very well for Madrox.

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


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

Knowing that their very survival may hinge on Ororo's ability to harness her newfound powers, T'Challa and Ororo travel deeper into the jungle, just a step ahead of the mercenaries that are hot on their trail. There, the sparks between the two teenagers finally ignite into fire, and their relationship takes on a whole new meaning.

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


Written by Chris Claremont, art and covers by Chris Bachalo.

"First Forsaken," Part 2 of 3. Psylocke and her brother team up to stop the ultimate threat that only they can defeat!

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

X-MEN #186

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

"Blood of Apocalypse," part 5 of 5. Are you ready for some action?! The ending to Blood of Apocalypse happens here, and does it ever happen! X-Men are lost, battles are won, heroes are reborn, and some villains are still evil! You will not want to miss this! Introducing two brand new Sentinels!!! Also features a bonus 5-page back-up story of the Horsemen!

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


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

Apocalypse and Dracula are in the face off to end all face offs! These two monsters have searched long and hard for each other, and now it's time to fight. Who will stand victorious in this clash of titans?! Read this issue and find out

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

X-MEN: THE 198 #4

Written by David Hine, penciled by Jim Muniz, cover by Juan Doe.

The tension boiling up between the 198 and the agents of O*N*E finally reaches the breaking point! The fight for freedom rages between mutant and human, with the X-Men in the middle. But when a villain waiting the wings finally shows his true colors, the battle takes quite a shift! Some will lose their lives for what they believe, in the action-packed finale to X-Men: The 198!

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


Written by C. B. Cebulski, art and cover by Sana Takeda.

In the tradition of the X-Men Classic, "Kitty's Fairy Tale," comes a series of new legends, reimagining the greatest X-Men stories through folktales, myths and fables from across the globe. In the story of Momotaro, the Peach-Boy, an old Japanese woodcutter and his wife cut open a giant peach only to find a baby boy with a peach pit for an eye, crying inside! The couple quickly learns that there is more than meets the eye as the baby shoots ruby-red optic blasts when the pit is removed! Afraid of how the outside world would treat him, the Peach-Boy is raised in seclusion until a mysterious Monk comes along and shows the teenaged Peach-Boy that his is a gift to be proud of. Believing he is destined for greater things, the boy joins the monk on a journey to defeat the evil demons that have plagued his lands and captured a beautiful red-haired princess.

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


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

If you thought your life was a living hell, you ain't seen nothing yet! Doctor Strange has literally gone to hell to dish out a little justice, supernatural super hero style! And like any good crew, Dead Girl, Mister Sensitive, Ant-Man and the Phantom Rider have his back... But will it be enough to keep a dead villain down where he belongs? Or will The Pitiful One and his cohorts ­ including Miss America, Mysterio, Kraven The Hunter and The Anarchist -- have what it takes to defeat our do-gooders and join the land of the living once again?

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


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

It's the penultimate installment of the end of the Uncanny X-Men, from fan-favorites Chris Claremont and Sean Chen. Bishop's team arrives to the fray on the Shi'ar throneworld by way of the Brood-infested Starjammer to find Cassandra Nova commandeering Professor Xavier's body to brutalize the remaining X-Men. Meanwhile, back on Earth, in the 2nd city, mayoral candidate Kitty Pryde anxiously awaits the results of the Chicago mayoral election. And, the return of Jean Grey!?

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

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

"Barracuda," Part 3 of 6. If you think Frank's brawl with the Russian was nasty, you ain't seen nasty. Because Frank Castle's never thrown down with anyone like the Barracuda before. When these two stone killers mix it up, they'll engage in a battle that leaves no rule unbroken, no bone unbroken. And what's waiting for the loser is even worse: some private time in the deep blue sea with a Great White shark!

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


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

Comics legend John Severin joins Punisher scribe extraordinaire Garth Ennis in this double-sized special! Long before he waged a one-man vendetta against organized crime, long before he was Young Lieutenant waging war in the jungles of 'Nam, 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 May 31.


Written by Richard Corben and Rich Margopoulos, pencils and cover by Corben.

What scares you? Serial killers? Vampires? Earthquakes? Extreme sports? The dentist? Horror comics legend Richard Corben (Creepy, Eerie) and long-time collaborator Rich Margopoulos leave no gravestone unturned in this 3-issue limited series that offers wicked spins on the classic poems of Edgar Allan Poe. Each issue features three adaptations -- hauntingly rendered in B&W with gray tones as only Corben can do it -- along with the full text of Poe's poem for comparison. In issue #1: Behold "The Conqueror Worm" . . . fear "The Sleeper"... and beware "The Raven." It's classic horror in glorious black & white!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 17. - More Product. More Exclusives.



Written, art and cover by David Mack.

The long-awaited return of Akemi. Kabuki's new role in Akemi's plan is revealed with a twist involving the return of a mysterious character. It's a new start for Kabuki and the perfect jumping-on issue for new readers! You've heard about all the awards. You've heard everyone talking about why Kabuki is so amazing and mind-blowing. Now is the chance to see what all the talk is about!

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

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