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TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2006




Written by Charlie Huston, penciled by Mike Deodato and Ryan Sook, cover by Deodato.

As the Ultimates clear the wreckage from the recent attack on the U.S., a monstrous evil from the past rises from the ashes to launch an attack when America is at her weakest. Featuring the return of the long-thought-dead bio-fanatic: Arnim Zola! And with the ranks of the Ultimates severely depleted, all that stands in Zola's path is the indomitable sentinel of liberty‹Captain America and Sam Wilson, the high-flying Falcon! Cover to cover action!

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Aug. 23.


Written by Mike Carey, penciled by Stuart Immonen and Frazier Irving, cover by Immonen.

Something strange has happened at Nursery Two, the Baxter Building's Think Tank counterpart in Oregon. It's disappeared!, seemingly swallowed up by the earth itself! And if you think that heralds the return of the macabre Mole Man...go to the head of the class. Featuring an awesome exploration of a subterranean world that will simply take your breath away...if not your life!

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Aug. 16.


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

"The Clone Saga," parts 2 and 3 of 6. Spidey is reeling from the exposure of the Scorpion's unbelievable identity. But even that pales besides the string of revelations awaiting him such as: Who kidnapped Mary Jane and what does he/she want? Who does Spider-Man struggle against in the old warehouse where he fought his first battle? Who is waiting for him in the house in Queens he and his Aunt May abandoned recently? Your jaw will drop and your mind will go numb when you learn the solution to these mysteries. And the world of Peter Parker will never be the same.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 2 and Aug. 16.


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

The team that brought you last year's Ultimate Spider-Man Annual returns! And they've brought Punisher and Daredevil with them! While Foggy Nelson offers Spidey some legal advice, Police Captain Jean DeWolfe gives him some other advice...on how to take down the Ultimate Kangaroo! Will Peter Parker be able to navigate his way through this all-action moral maze? And more to the point...will Punisher just shoot him instead?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 9.


Written by Mike Carey, pencils and cover by Pasqual Ferry.

"God War," part 1 of 6. Seed Nineteen‹a bizarre name for the most bizarre characters ever to enter the lives of the F.F.: Threshold, Fountain, Magnificent Brute, Dreamcatcher. These incredible entities hold the key to a cosmic conflict that has raged for untold millennia and now involves our quarrelsome quartet.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 30.


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

"Magical," part 2 of 3. The mysterious Magician's standing with the X-Men is put to the test as questions about his past begin to surface. Did he lie to gain entry to the group? Do his actions belie his true motivations? Just what is this strange young man all about? Meanwhile, a tormented Jean Grey is having great difficulty dealing with the results of the Shi'ar testing. Elsewhere... Dazzler stirs.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 9.


Written by Robert Kirkman, pencils by Salvador Larroca with Leinil Francis Yu, cover by Larroca.

Dazzler--Alison Blaire, former X-Man--has awakened from her coma only to discover her life is in deadly peril! And even her former fellow X-Men may be powerless to save her as a betrayal within the ranks has left them shellshocked. Plus: The 2-Page origin of Professor X's cat. drawn by Leinil Francis Yu!

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Aug. 23.



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

A death! A funeral! A betrayal! And a team reborn as the war takes a deadly turn!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 16.


Written by Paul Jenkins, penciled by Ramon Bachs and Steve Lieber, cover by John Watson.

Embedded within the heart of the battle between super hero registrants and resistors you will learn the real story behind both sides of the Civil War! In any conflict there are those who want to keep the facts hidden, but on the Front Lines the truth will be told. In "The Accused," The New Warriors survivor goes on trial! Their life was spared from the Stamford Disaster. Will justice be so kind? Also featuring true tales of war in Civil War: Correspondence.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 9 and Aug. 23.


Written by David Hine, penciled by Yanick Paquette, cover by Juan Doe.

Bishop and the X-Men are on a collision course! Both are searching for the missing 198 and there can be only one victor. It's X-Man against X-Man! Meanwhile, the O*N*E tightens its grip, but will their power slip away in the process?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 16.


Written by Zeb Wells, penciled by Stefano Caselli, cover by Jim Cheung.

In the cloud of Civil War the Runaways and Young Avengers find themselves at odds. Meanwhile, across the country, Iron Man puts a plan in motion that's designed to capture the last of Marvel's rogue heroes. Can the two young teams find common ground in time to save themselves?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 30.


Written by J. Michael Straczynski, penciled by Mike McKone, cover by Adi Granov.

It had to happen! Amidst the tumult and tensions of Civil War, the Fantastic Four break up! Who will toe the line, who will join the resistance, and who will leave the battlefield altogether? And is this the end for Marvel's First Family?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 23.


Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, pencils and cover by Billy Tucci.

As CIVIL WAR rages through the Marvel Universe, an unlikely group of heroes have gathered together to hunt down and capture criminals who refuse to sign the Registration Act. In response to the overwhelming number of masked fugitives on the loose, Misty Knight and Colleen Wing use their bail bonds skills, underworld connections and government funding to lead an all-new Heroes for Hire into battle. Action, adventure, crime, beautiful women and Kung Fu chaos come together in this explosive new series. Featuring Black Cat, Shang Chi: Master of King Fu, Paladin, Misty Knight, Colleen Wing and the all-new Tarantula.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 23.


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

The T-Bolts have taken down a slew of supervillains in order to amass a supervillain army -- but will they use this force to help the U.S. Government capture the renegade heroes... or to overthrow the U.S, Government? It all leads up to a nasty battle between Captain America and Zemo...but the outcome will shock you! Part 3 of 3.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 9.


Written by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils and cover by Olivier Coipel.

The team behind last year's mega blockbuster House of M reunites for a startling important chapter in the Civil War, the history of the New Avengers and the life of this year's break-out star Spider-Woman. Straddling the worlds of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra as a double agent for Nick Fury isn't going to fly in the middle of a war, and Jessica is going to find this out the hard way. It's the end of the road for Jessica Drew, and where she ends up will shock you. An important lead-in book for the upcoming Spider-Woman ongoing debuting after Civil War.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 23.


Written by Fabian Nicieza, pencils by Staz Johnson, cover by Roberto Campus.

"For King and Country," part 2 of 3. Deadpool vs. the renegade heroes! Can the government's newest Superhuman Marshall buff his badge and kick some butt? And what's Cable up to? Well, with two countries to run, he wouldn't have any interest whatsoever in using this whole Superhuman Registration Act for his own advantage, would he...? No, not our Cable... that would just be so... insidious...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 30.


Written by Brian Reed, penciled by Roberto De La Torre, cover by David Mack.

Ms. Marvel enlists in the Civil War. With the Super Hero Registration Act in full effect, Carol Danvers joins forces with Simon "Wonder Man" Williams and Julia "Arachne" Carpenter to police and train heroes. But there is a traitor in their midst--someone who is undermining the registration movement and endangering everyone!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 9.


Written by Marc Guggenheim, with art by Humberto Ramos.

"Vendetta," part 4 of 6. Wolverine is trying to find out the secret of the Stamford Disaster, but he'll have to go through Namor the Sub-Mariner to get it. Marvel's most popular mutant throws down with Marvel's first mutant. Guest-starring Iron Man, this chapter features Wolverine and Namor's undersea kingdom of Atlantis as you've never seen them before!

32 pages, $2.99. in stores on Aug. 23.



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

"The War at Home," part 4 of 6. Caught in the throes of the Civil War that's ripping apart the super hero community, Spider-Man contemplates a move that will mean new friends and new foes. In a conflict of this magnitude, three is no middle ground -- Peter Parker's move will cast him as either George Washington...or Benedict Arnold.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 30.


Written by Peter David, pencils by Todd Nauck, cover by Mike Wieringo.

As the groundbreaking events of Civil War erupt across the Marvel U, the shockwaves are being felt everywhere! The consequences of Spider-Man's allegiances have culminated in the ultimate showdown... with Flash Thompson? Plus, the shocking return of Mysterio!

32 pages, $2.99. in stores on Aug. 2.


Written by Sean McKeever, pencils and cover by Pat Olliffe.

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the classic cartoon serial, here comes Amazing Friends. In an all-new one shot, a young Spidey's doing his darndest to find allies in his war against crime, but he didn't count on being matchmaker to two bickering heroes! Can the webslinger get Firestar to chill out and warm Iceman's setting them up on a date!? Also, classic reprints of Untold Tales of Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2099, an all-new Mini Marvels tale, and more!

96 pages, $4.99, in stores on Aug. 9.


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

The Deadly Foes of Spider-Man " Part 1 of 3. After the extraordinary events of Civil War, the heroes and their families try to cope with the remarkable changes in the Marvel Universe. Now, one of Spider-Man's oldest and most insidious foes--the Chameleon--decides to make his move against the wall-crawler! His first step: gathering a new super-team of Spider-Man's deadliest foes and striking him where he is most vulnerable...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 16.


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

It's time for Mary Jane to take her relationship with a certain someone to the next level, and she knows it. Unfortunately, being the lead in the school play leaves little time for a social life! And is MJ's mind playing tricks on her, or is Liz getting back together with Flash?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 23.

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Written by Keith Giffen, penciled by Andrea DiVito, cover by Gabriele Dell'Otto, variant cover by Bryan Hitch. Andy Lanning and Dan Abnett, penciled by Kev Walker, cover by Gabrielle Dell'Otto.

One empire has fallen. Two heroes are dead. It all comes together here! Individually, the Silver Surfer, Super-Skrull, Ronan and Nova have faced down the Annihilation Wave... and lost! Now, they must unite those who remain or die by Annihilus' hand! The Annihilation has only begun No ads - 32 pages of story at no extra cost!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 9.


Written by Michael Hoskin, Anthony Flamini, Jeff Christiansen, Sean Mcquaid, Ronald Byrd, Chris Biggs, Eric Engelhard, Chad Anderson, Stuart Vandal and Mark O'English, cover by Andrea DiVito.

Get caught up on all of the players in the Annihilation event -- just in time for this month's Annihilation #1! Featuring Annihilus, Nova, Ronan, the Silver Surfer, the Super-Skrull, Thanos and more -- all from the Xandarian Worldmind files of the Nova Corps!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 9.

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Written by Jeff Parker, penciled by Leonard Kirk, cover by Tomm Coker.

The Spy, The Spaceman. The Goddess. The Robot. The Gorilla. In the late 1950's, The U.S. Government let FBI Special Agent Jimmy Woo forge a team of unlikely heroes: Together they stormed the fortress of a criminal mastermind to rescue President Eisenhower, and the group disbanded soon after. Now almost 50 years later, an unauthorized S.H.I.E.L.D. mission goes down in flames--and from the ashes arise forces from the Golden Age of Marvel.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 2.


Written by various, cover by Keu Cha.

The Handbook from A to Z rolls on -- including bios on Nekra, N'Garai, Night Nurse, Night Raven, "Red" Norvell, Oblivion, Over-Mind, Phat, Phyla, Piranha, Plant-Man, Presence, Pride, Proteus, Prowler, Quoi 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 Aug. 30.


Written by Reginald Hudlin, pencils by Scot Eaton, cover by Trevor Hairsine.

"World Tour," Part 1 of 6. The Royal Couple -- King T'Challa and Queen Ororo -- embark on a diplomatic tour that will have them spanning the globe -- and beyond! First stop: Latveria, for a meeting with the Dr. Victor Von Doom.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 30.


Written by Dwayne McDuffie, pencils and cover by Scott Kolins.

Still reeling from the shocking death of one of their number, eight of Marvel's most mismatched super beings struggle to survive both a brutal battle between Medusa and Venom and the impending crash of their damaged starship.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 2.


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

The "Twenty-First Century Blitz" rockets to its conclusion, as Captain America and the man he once called his partner, The Winter Soldier, finally come face-to-face again in the fight to save London! Fan-favorite creators Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting made this Wizard's book of the Year for 2005, and this action-packed issue shows you exactly what all the fuss is about.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 30.


Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, pencils and cover by Joseph Michael Linsner.

Shanghaied and transported to a remote desert island, Wolverine and the Black Cat find themselves at the center of a deadly game. A team of filthy-rich hunters have slapped down some serious cash for the opportunity to hunt the Most Dangerous Prey on the Planet -- and they've got the high-tech weapons to do just that. Like it or not, the key to Logan and Felicia's survival just might be their ability to cooperate long enough to evade their hunters and uncover the identity of the deadly ringmaster.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Aug. 16.


Written by Ed Brubaker, penciled by Michael Lark, cover by Lee Bermejo.

This month features a stand-alone issue entitled, The Secret Life of Foggy Nelson, a special interim episode focusing on Daredevil's recently deceased best friend. Did we really know all there is to know about Foggy? What remains hidden in the life of this man, that could still affect Matt Murdock's fate to this day?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 23.


Written by Neil Gaiman, penciled by John Romita Jr., cover by Rick Berry, variant cover by Romita.

People are trying to kill Ike Harris. He remembers things he shouldn't and for that he must die. Uncover the mystery of Ike Harris and the mystery of creation itself! Him?

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Aug. 16.


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

The final chapter in the FF's baptism by fire! It all comes down to the final confrontation between a fractured family and their very first arch-enemy... not to mention a base full of cosmically-irradiated monsters! Everything -- including the future of the FF -- will be decided here!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 9.


Written by Daniel Way, art by Mark Texeira and Javier Saltares, cover by Texeira.

"Vicious Cycle," part 2 of 6. Johnny Blaze has escaped from Hell--but unfortunately, he wasn't alone: Lucifer has once again played Johnny for a fool and used him to hitch a ride onto the mortal plane. The Ghost Rider must now track down Lucifer and send him back to where he came from before the Devil succeeds in creating a new on earth. This is no small task, but it is further complicated by both the fact that Lucifer hides behind many faces and that there are those‹one very strange man, in particular‹who would prefer Ghost Rider cease his mission immediately...or else.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 16.


Written by Greg Pak, penciled by Aaron Lopresti, cover by Ladronn.

"Planet Hulk: Anarchy, Part 2." Leading his army of gladiators and refugees, the Hulk smashes his way towards the Steppes ‹ and freedom. But what of the millions still enslaved by the Red King? What of the rebels and slaves dying in the streets and fields? Who is the Sakaarson, and when will he come? The answers threaten to rip the Hulk and his allies apart‹and precipitate a shocking transformation that could shake Planet Hulk to the core!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 9.


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

"Execute Program," part 5 of 6. Everything Tony Stark believed about himself has been called into question due to new revelations about the assassinations taking place around the globe. Now under attack by his teammates, Stark must work frantically to stop the killings, and to find more answers about the mysterious figure behind them.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 16.


Written by John Rhett Thomas.

By now, loyal Marvel readers know just how deadly X-Men: Deadly Genesis proved to be, and it was Ed Brubaker who masterminded the storyline that had X-Men fans on the edges of their seats! Marvel Spotlight will get to the bottom of Deadly Genesis, as well as Ed's plans for his turn as writer on UNCANNY X-MEN. We'll also discuss Captain America, Books of Doom and what many are already applauding as the comic of the year, Daredevil! We'll also be on board with the newest Marvel art phenom, Billy Tan. He filled the shoes of none other than the great Terry Dodson on Marvel Knights Spider-Man and drew the one of the hottest comics of 2005 in X-23! Spotlight will take a look forward with Billy as we discuss his next big project, which just happens to be Uncanny X-Men. Brubaker, Tan and the Uncanny X-Men!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 23.


Written by Robert Kirkman, penciled by Andy Kuhn, cover by Phil Hester.

"Freedom Ring," part 4 of 5. Wolverine and Spider-Man take center stage as Iron Maniac is let loose in the Marvel Universe! Can he be stopped? And how does Marvel's hottest new hero -- Freedom Ring fit in with all of this?

32 pages, $2.99. in stores on Aug. 2.


Written by Chris Claremont, pencils and cover by Jim Lee.

Re-presenting the giant-sized 275th issue of Uncanny X-Men from April 1991! In space, the X-Men help Profesor X, Lilandra and the Starjammers overthrow Deathbird's rule of the Shi'ar Empire -- but is everything what it seems? Meanwhile, in the Savage Land, Rogue, Ka-Zar and Nick Fury assault Zaladane's citadel to rescue the captured Magneto! Note: This story continues in next month's Marvel Milestones.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Aug. 23.


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

"The Bottom: Friendless and Alone." They promised Taskmaster that Marc Spector would be a sitting duck. When Taskmaster was done with his work, Spector would be battered, bruised, friendless and, most important, alone. Only one problem: Spector is not alone. He's got a friend. His name is Khonshu. And today, he's got Moon Knight's back. It's time for round two. Part 5 of 6.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 30.


Written by Paul Jenkins, painted by Paolo Rivera.

A fully-painted retelling of the origin and earliest days of the gamma-powered titan, updated and reimagined by Paul Jenkins and Paolo Rivera.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Aug. 30.


Written by Brian K. Vaughan, penciled by Mike Norton, cover by Jo Chen.

"Dead Means Dead," part 1 of 3. Special guest artist Mike Norton joins the Runaways for this perfect jumping-on point for new readers, as the Runaways say good-bye to the past, and make hard decisions about their future.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 16.


Written by Dan Slott, penciled by TBA, cover by Greg Horn.

"Creature Comforts.' The honeymoon's over for Marvel's latest power couple, She-Hulk and Man-Wolf. She refuses to be his "little woman", and he refuses to shave. What's a married green female to do? This is the issue you've been waiting for gamma-fans! Awesome Andy takes a stand! Pug's finally makes his move! And you'll NEVER see this ending coming!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 16.


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

He can't fly, shoot lasers from his eyes, or bench-press cars, but he might be the more dangerous than Hyperion, Doctor Spectrum, and Power Princess rolled into one. But how will the vigilante known as Nighthawk respond when he's asked to join the Squadron Supreme?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 9.


By various, cover by Mike Mayhew.

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72 pages, $4.99, in stores on Aug. 16.



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

Ultron couldn't do it. Baron Zemo couldn't do it. Even The Leader with The Abomination couldn't do it. But together these super-powered creeps form a team that could finally defeat The Avengers! Now that would make them truly...The Masters of Evil!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 16.


Written by Peter David, penciled by Mike Norton, cover by Cameron Stewart.

Those with fear in their heart burn at the touch of Man-Thing! Knowing that the Thingster's lurking about, will Spidey be able to summon the courage to save people trapped in a Florida swamp?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 2.


Written by Justin Gray, penciled by Juan Roman Cano Santacruz and a cover by David Williams.

The Fantastic Four travel to the South Pole to study a newly-discovered species, but find themselves on the front lines of a battle against Terminus, the cosmic scavenger! The clock is ticking down toward Armageddon as the FF make their stand against a superior force from outer space!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 9.

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Written by Joss Whedon, pencils and cover by John Cassaday.

"Torn," part 4 of 6. The X-Men have been ripped apart and mentally destroyed. Only one remains standing. But with the combined power of the Hellfire Club standing in their way, what chance do they have?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 23.


Written by C. B. Cebulski, art and cover by Bill Sienkiewicz.

The X-Men collide with some of the Brothers Grimm's most classic fairy tales! When a blind tailor awakens a beautiful red-haired princess from her eternal slumber, he thinks he's found true love at last. But a certain blade-wielding butcher named Logan may know more about the princess' past than anyone realizes.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 30.


Written by Tony Bedard, pencils by James Calafiore, cover by Paul Pelletier.

"The New Exiles," part 1 of 2. Snikt, to the sixth power! With the Exiles fired, it's time for a new group of dimension jumping heroes. Wolverine has always been known as the best there is at what he does, so six Wolverines must be really really good at what they do! Can the Exiles get their jobs back from these scene-stealing Canucks? Don't bet on it!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 23.


Written by Frank Tieri, pencils and cover by Michael Ryan.

"The Last Days of Camelot," part 1 of 3. King Arthur's mighty kingdom lays in ruins! Death is everywhere. Who could possibly save the day? Why, New Excalibur of course! The Black Knight guest stars in a time traveling tale for the ages!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 2.


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

"Nimrod," part 2 of 4. The mutant hunting robot from the future is back! Nimrod's first priority: finding his creator. Who is Nimrod's mysterious creator? The New X-Men rush to his aid but discover that Nimrod is much more than they can handle!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 9.


Written by Daniel Way, penciled by Steve Dillon, cover by Joe Quesada.

"Born in Blood," part 5 of 5. It's Logan vs. Captain America vs. the X-Men in a super-charged standoff that will end with a revelation that will utterly and completely blow both Logan's and readers' minds.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 9.


Written by Ed Brubaker, penciled by Clayton Henry and cover by John Watson..

"The Rise and Fall of the Shi'ar Empire," part 3 of 12. Vulcan is mad. So mad he's planning on destroying an entire intergalactic empire. The third Summers brother has set his sites on the Shi'Ar Empire, and when he's finished with them, nothing will ever be the same!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 2.


Written by Peter David, penciled by Roy Allan Martinez, cover by Ryan Sook.

They have been a thorn in X-Factor's side since the beginning, and now matters are coming to a head. In the first of a three part epic‹"Multiple Disclosure"‹X-Factor's newest assignment causes them to once again cross paths with their arch rivals, Singularity Investigations. The result is revelations that strike to the very core of who and what Jamie Madrox is, especially when he learns that SI head Damian Tryp is responsible for one of the greatest tragedies.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 30.

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Written by Mike Carey, pencils and cover by Chris Bachalo.

"Supernovas," part 3 of 6. Northstar and Aurora are back! Awoken by a mysterious new threat, the twins have been let loose in the Xavier Mansion, leaving a path way of destruction and death. Their mission: Kill Sabretooth!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 23.



Written by Jeff Parker, Karl Kesel and Fred Van Lente, penciled by Tomm Coker, Carmine Di giandomenico and Homs, cover by Eric Powell.

Reuniting Steve Englehart and Marshall Rogers. The famed writer/artist team tell an all-new tale of Marvel's dark Western avenger, The Black Rider. When a mystery brings mild-mannered Doc Masters to New York City, rooftops and dangerous allies lead his dark alter ego to answers that will shock him to his very soul. Plus A dark and devilish 8-page tale featuring a cursed weapon and the man known as Gunhawk in "Midnight Gun" by Joe R. Lansdale and Rafa Garres. Also: Re-presenting two classic Kirby Rawhide Kid tales, "The Bat Strikes" and "The Bullet Proof Man."

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Aug. 16.

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

"Barracuda," Part 5 of 6. What's more dangerous than a barracuda? You're about to find out. Off the coast of Florida, where human predators converge to enjoy the spoils of corporate warfare, the water is filled with blood. And none of it belongs to Frank Castle.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 2.



Written by Lisa Kirby and Steve Robertson, penciled by Mike Thibodeaux, cover by Jack Kirby.

In order to save his abducted son, Mainframe must reunite the members of his old fighting unit: the sensual Skylla! The effervescent Garm! And the hero-turned-homemaker Tyr! Meanwhile, Garrett Berkley bonds with his captor Slugg as the pair sets course for the most lethal place in the galaxy: Dangerland!

56 pages, $3.99, in stores on Aug. 30.


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 is about to discover. When he took a suicide plunge off the London Bridge more than a century ago, the last place he expected to land was on his feet, in the present, standing at the entrance to a tunnel into a world of mysteries beyond his wildest imagination. A world of powers and principalities and, above all, rules that he'd best learn quickly. Or he'll have to deal with the Dark Man. And what the Dark Man can't turn, he devours. Collects Book of Lost Souls #1-6.

144 pages, $16.99, in stores on Aug. 30.

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