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TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2006

MARVEL TRADE PAPERBACKS FOR JULY

MARVEL MASTERWORKS

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 3

Written by Stan Lee, penciled by Jack Kirby and Jim Steranko, cover by Steranko.

Just in time for the Fourth of July! Mighty Marvel is unfurling a new Masterworks crafted by an incomparable trio of talents -- Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Jim Steranko! It's the best of '60s Marvel dynamism and design in one Captain America-packed volume!

It's all set off by four-issue rumble with the Red Skull! When the Nazi ne'er-do-well attachs an H- Bomb fuse to Cap, he has no choice but to serve the Skull or America will suffer nuclear annihilation! Even a healthy thumping on Batroc the Leaper and the Trapster, can't cure the Man Out of Time's woes over his lost companion, Bucky. Relive Cap's amazing origin and learn how he met Bucky Barnes.

If all that calamity from łThe King˛ Kirby wasn't enough, strap on your psychedelic crash helmet for a course in Steranko! The master of the medium will take you on a ride like none other with Cap vs. the Hulk, the return of Bucky, and the death of Captain America in a battle with Hydra. Collecting Captain America (Vol. 1) #101-113.

288 pages, $49.99.

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PREMIERE HARDCOVERS

IRON MAN: EXTREMIS PREMIERE HC

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

It's the beginning of a new era for Iron Man as renowned scribe Warren Ellis joins forces with digital painter Adi Granov to redefine the armored avenger's world for the 21st century‹a landscape of terrifying new technologies that threaten to overwhelm fragile mankind! What is Extremis, who has unleashed it, and what does its emergence portend for the world? Collects Iron Man #1-6.

168 pages, $19.99.

X-FACTOR: THE LONGEST NIGHT PREMIERE HC

Written by Peter David, penciled by Ryan Sook and Dennis Calero, cover by Sook.

In the fallout from House of M and following the surprise film-noir hit Madrox, a new mutant team is forged! X-Factor is an investigative mutant agency that includes Madrox, the Multiple Man; Guido, the Strong Guy; Wolfsbane, the shape-shifter; Siryn, the chorus girl; Rictor, the living earthquake; and Generation X's Monet, the pompous witch. Drawn together in the heart of District X, this rag-tag band of heroes has a lot of answers to find, and fast! Bonus: A key player from House of M will play a major roll in X-Factor! Collects X-Factor #1-6.

144 pages, $19.99.

FANTASTIC FOUR: BOOKS OF DOOM PREMIERE HC

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

From the black steppes of Eastern Europe, to the college campuses of New York City, and finally to the throne of Latveria -- this is the life of Von Doom! From his earliest disasters to his scientific triumphs to the tragedy of the fractured man he would become, this is the story you know, and the one that you don't. The story of the missing years and the journey that shaped the man who would be king. An epic Russian tragedy in comic form, this is unlike any Doom story you've ever seen. Five-time Eisner-nominated Best Writer Ed Brubaker turns his shadowy vision to Marvel's greatest villain, Victor Von Doom. With the phenomenal art team of Pablo Raimondi and Mark Farmer, you will witness Doom's life from his earliest moments to the day he took the throne of Latveria. A dark and revealing examination of how an innocent boy grows up to be a tyrant -- a new twist on an old legend -- Books of Doom is a sweeping epic of tragedy, madness and destiny! Collects Books of Doom #1-6.

144 pages, $19.99.

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 2 HC

Written by Warren Ellis, Mike Carey and Mark Millar, penciled by Adam Kubert and Jae Lee, cover by Kubert.

This deluxe hardcover collects Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 3: N-Zone and Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 4: Inhuman, plus extras. In N-Zone, It's the beginning of the FF's exploration of the mysterious N-Zone! Young Reed Richards wants to duplicate the accident that changed the four into the bizarre beings they've become and thereby reverse the process. But will his noble attempts at redress cause more harm than good? And in Inhuman, a classic Fantastic Four villain makes the debut here in Ultimate form, turning the Baxter Building into a virtual trap set to capture and eliminate the fledgling adventurers. And what of the other denizens of the skyscraper, including Johnny and Sue's father Dr. Storm? And who has the power to outthink even the most brilliant man alive, Reed Richards? Wait and see! Plus: the first appearance of the Ultimate Inhumans! From a hidden race, she came to steal the heart of the FF's youngest member. She's the beautiful elemental called Crystal! Collects Ultimate Fantstic Four #13-20 & Annual #1.

240 pages, $29,99.

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE VOL. 3 HC

Written by Fabian Nicieza, Kurt Busiek and Roger Stern, penciled by George Perez, Stuart Immonen, Paul Ryan, Mark Bagley and Bruce Timm, cover by George Perez.

The crisis of the Eighth Day is followed by Triathlon's first day as an Avenger, which takes the team south of the border and back in time thousands of years! And how does the mystery of Madame Masque match the curse of Count Nefaria? Guest-starring Spider-Man and Captain Marvel! Plus: Citizen V, the Crimson Cowl and Scourge! Includes an untold tale of the Avengers' earliest adventures! Collects Avengers #23-34 & #1 1/2 and Thunderbolts #42-44.

432 pages, $34.99.

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DIGESTS


SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE VOL. 1: SUPER CRUSH DIGEST

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

The drama featuring the life of a teenage Mary Jane Watson returns! 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? Stick with Eisner Award-winner Sean McKeever and superstar artist Takeshi Miyazawa to find out! Collects Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane #1-5.

120 pages, $7.99.

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GRAPHIC NOVELS

NEW AVENGERS VOL. 2: SENTRY TPB

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, penciled and cover by Steve McNiven.

The mystery of The Sentry revealed. The Avengers try to help the most powerful super hero in the world figure out who he is and where he came from! But will this knowledge destroy the man they're trying to help? Collects New Avengers #7-10 and the New Avengers: Most Wanted Files handbook.

152 pages, $14.99.

NEW EXCALIBUR VOL. 1: DEFENDERS OF THE REALM TPB

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

Excalibur is back, just the way you like them! From the ashes of House of M a new Excalibur team is formed to combat the aftereffects of this cataclysmic event! Witness the birth of Captain Britain's new team forming, as a sinister force already tries to tear them apart! Starring Dazzler, Juggernaut, Nocturne and Pete Wisdom!! Guest-starring the Uncanny X-Men! Plus: Still reeling from M-Day, New Excalibur is brought together to become Europe's premier super team. Not everyone is pleased. Guest starring Lionheart (from the pages of Avengers)! Collects New Excalibur #1-6.

168 pages, $17.99.

EXCALIBUR CLASSIC VOL. 2: TWO-EDGED SWORD TPB

Written by Chris Claremont, penciled by Alan Davis, Ron Lim, Marshall Rogers and Arthur Adams, cover by Adams.

The British mutant team's earliest incarnation is still trying to find its feet, only to fall headfirst into the Inferno! Meanwhile, Mojo's first batch of X-Babies escape to Earth, but Excalibur has much worse dopplegangers to deal with before the Cross Time Caper commences! Guest-starring the New Mutants! Featuring dinosaurs, demons, rock stars and royalty! Collects Excalibur #6-11 and Excalibur: Mojo Mayhem.

200 pages, $24.99.

X-MEN: BLOOD OF APOCALYPSE TPB

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

When his people need him the most, he shall return! Lord Apocalypse is here to lead mutantkind into the future of the earth and only the strongest can survive! And just wait until you see his new Horsemen! Even we were surprised! Plus: 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? Collects X-Men #182-186 and Cable/Deadpool #26-27.

216 pages, $24.99.

BLACK PANTHER BY JACK KIRBY VOL. 2 TPB

Written by Jack Kirby and Ed Hannigan, art by Kirby and Jerry Bingham, cover by Kirby.

Heroism seems to run in the Black Panther's family...but which way are the new heroes running? The King's favorite king returns in some of his earliest solo sagas! Mutated monsters menace the wondrous reign of Wakanda! Captivating Kirby classics not seen in nearly 30 years! Collects Black Panther #8-13.

112 pages, $19.99.

THE THING: IDOL OF MILLIONS TPB

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

Join Ben Grimm and his pals as they clobber their way through the Marvel U! And, spinning out of events from Fantastic Four, the idol of millions is now worth billions! So will big bucks make a Rockefeller out of this Rocky fella? Will Ben trade in Yancy St. for Park Ave? Tune in and see, True Believer! Special appearances by Goliath (Bill Foster), Warbird, Wonder Man and Peter Parker. Collects Thing #1-8.

144 pages, $15.99.

UNTOLD TALES OF THE NEW UNIVERSE TPB

Written by Fred Van Lente, JEff Parker, Tony Bedard, Peter David, C.B. Cebulski and Tony Lee, art by Arnold Pander, Javier Pulido, Carmine Di Giandomenico, M.D. Bright and Leonard Kirk, cover by John Romita Jr.

Five startling stories of the New Universe from the days of the Ś80s ­ featuring Nightmask, Star Brand, Psi-Force, Justice and DP7! Plus: bonus stories featuring Mark Hazzard, MERC; Kickers Inc.; and Spitfire! Collects Untold Tales of the New Universe: Nightmask, Star Brand, Psi-Force, Justice and DP7; and stories from Amazing Fantasy #18-19 and New Avengers #16.

144 pages, $15.99.

DEATH'S HEAD 3.0 : UNNATURAL SELECTION TPB

Written by Simon Furman, penciled by James Raiz with Shannon Galiant, cover by Lucio Parillo.

It's one hundred years in the future and the now-benevolent organization known as A.I.M. has been fighting a non-violent conflict with the fascist government it wishes to change. But there's a splinter group that's ready to return to its violent roots with Death's Head 3.0. Problem is, the killer robot isn't sure what side it wants to be on. Collects Amazing Fantasy #16-20.

120 pages, $13.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: RED MENACE VOL. 1 TPB

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

Six months ago, Crossbones kidnapped the Red Skull's daughter, Sin, from a government re-education facility and disappeared into the night. Now, he and this spawn of infinite evil have come to the American Midwest to tear a new hole in A.I.M. ­ but none of them counted on Cap and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent 13 stumbling into the mix, and everything going wrong! Plus: 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! Collects Captain America #15-17 and the Captain America 65th Anniversary Special.

112 pages, $11.99.

SUPREME POWER: HYPERION TPB

Written by J. Michael Straczynski, penciled by Dan Jurgens, cover by Gary Frank.

Now that the world knows his dark secret, Hyperion suddenly finds himself both alone and hunted. Four new super-powered individuals -- each based on a character from the original Squadron Supreme -- are after his hide, and they've got the will and means to take him down! Collects Supreme Power: Hyperion #1-5.

120 pages, $14.99.

ESSENTIAL MARVEL TEAM-UP VOL. 2 TPB

Written by Len Wein, Gerry Conway and Bill Mantlo, penciled by Jim Mooney, Sal Buscema, Mike Esposito, Dave Hunt and Ron Wilson, cover by Jim Starlin.

Horrific heroism, Kung Fu crimefighting, courtroom chaos: Spider-Man's up for anything in this selection of shared sagas! Co-starring Daredevil, the Incredible Hulk, the Thing, the Beast and the Frankenstein Monster! Join Spidey on a titanic trip through the timeline in one of his most incredible epics yet, followed by the trial of the Wraith and the debut of Jean DeWolff! Plus: guest-stars from the Avengers and the Defenders! Also featuring the Human Torch's team-ups with Iron Man, Doctor Strange and more! Collects Marvel Team-Up #25-51 and Marvel Two-in-One #17.

528 pages, $16.99.

ESSENTIAL OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE ­ DELUXE EDITION VOL. 3 TPB

Written by Mark Gruenwald, Peter Sanderson, Eliot R. Brown and more, penciled by John Byrne, Dave Cockrum, Bob Layton, John Romita Jr. and more, cover by Keith Pollard.

How many rooms in the X-Mansion? What makes web-shooters work? Find out as Spider-Man and the X-Men join forces to highlight the third volume of this Guide to the Greats! Featuring full profiles on Rogue, Shadowcat, Storm, the White Queen, Wolverine and more! The Scarlet Witch, the Silver Surfer and so many more in glorious color! The secrets of S.H.I.E.L.D.! The schematics of the Sentinels! The story of Subterranea and the wonders of Wakanda! Plus: details on more than a hundred alien races! Collects Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe -- Deluxe Edition #15-20.

496 pages, $16.99.



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