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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2006

MARVEL COMICS FOR MARCH

DARK TOWER

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN #2

Written by Peter David and Robin Furth, art and cover by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove.

Roland has incurred the wrath of the evil sorcerer Marten, and must flee his home in Gilead with two of his young friends. But arriving in the supposedly friendly town of Hambry may be no safer, for the dreaded agents of Marten are abroad -- The Coffin Hunters! Though it's not all completely bleak as Roland meets the woman who will become the love of his young life -- the beautiful Susan Delgado. Plus: Learn more about the land of the Dark Tower with exclusive bonus material!

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



ULTIMATE TITLES

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #40

Written by Mike Carey, pencils by Mark Brooks, cover by Salvador Larroca.

"Devils," part 2 of 3. The F.F. must follow the diabolical Diablo into the past to save the lives of their loved ones. But the master alchemist has big plans for the time-traveling quartet -- plans that don't include them returning to the present alive! Meanwhile -- the fate of the future hangs precariously on the choices the team makes!

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

ULTIMATE POWER #4

Written by J. Michael Straczynski, pencils and cover by Greg Land.

As the Fantastic Four's leader Reed Richards languishes in the other-dimensional home world of the Squadron Supreme, Nick Fury's not taking it lying down! He and the Ultimates plan to bring him backŠby any means necessary. What could happen next?

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

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #106-107

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

"Ultimate Knights," part 1 and 2 of 3. If you thought Peter would get some time off after the soul-shattering changes that came at the end of "Clone Saga," think again! Things keep heating up, as Ultimate Daredevil attempts to enlist Spider-Man in a crusade to bring down the Kingpin -- permanently. But with his Aunt's life hanging by a thread and his serious girl problems...not to mention the new student at Midtown High...crime-busting may be the last thing on young Mr. Parker's mind. So what happens when the rest of Daredevil's new super-team shows up? Learn who stands with Peter -- and who stands against him!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7 and March 28.

ULTIMATE X-MEN #80

Written by Robert Kirkman, pencils and cover by Yanick Paquette.

"Aftermath," part 2 of 2. The young X-Men are leaderless. And in the wake of their tragedy, Scott Summers reaches a momentous decision: Disband the X-Men! Yes, you read it right. Is this the end of Xavier's dream? And if so, what does this mean for the evil mutants who may rush in to fill the power vacuum? It all begins to unravel...

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

ULTIMATE VISION #4

Written by Mike Carey, pencils and cover by Brandon Peterson.

The Gah Lak Tus module has landed on Earth! And nothing in man's arsenal can even give it pause! The other-worldly Vision is our last hope, but she was designed for communication purposes, not lethal combat. Can she adapt in time, or has our poor planet run out of luck?

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

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SPIDER-MAN TITLES

THE SPIDER-MAN CHRONICLES: THE ART AND MAKING OF SPIDER-MAN 3

By Grant Curtis.

More than 400 pieces of concept art, sketches, behind-the-scenes photographs, and the insider story of how Spider-Man 3 was made, from conception to completion. Only for the ultimate Spidey fan.

$50.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #540

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

"Back in Black," Part 2. No one's paid the price for Civil War more than Peter Parker. Now, one of his worst fears has been realized. A tragedy from which he might never recover. And if that weren't enough -- he's a fugitive, hunted, on the run. Black isn't just the color of his costume -- it's a state of mind. Get on board to gear up for an event that will forever change the life of the web-slinger. There is no going back.

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

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #18

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

"Back in Black" continues as Spider-Man finds himself faced with a bizarre ally: The Sandman, seeking Spider-Man's aid in saving an innocent man on death row. A man who is accused of the recent killing of...Uncle Ben?

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

SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #36

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

"The Strange Case of...," part 2 of 2. The mystery of the multiple Spider-Men deepens. Who are these men -- these boys, really -- crawling around the city of New York? And where did they acquire their powers and why? And what does Peter's student Jordan Harrison have to do with it? Mad scientist Dr. Calvin Zabo may have the answers, but asking him risksthe wrath of..Hyde!

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

SPIDER-MAN: BACK IN BLACK HANDBOOK

Written by Mike Fichera, Ronald Byrd, Al Sjoerdsma, Stuart Vandal, Anthony Flamini, Michael Hoskin, Jeff Christiansen, Sean Mcquaid & Madison Carter, cover by Aaron Lopresti.

Are the rumors of Uncle Ben's return from the grave true? How many people has J. Jonah Jameson hired and fired? Who is that armored Spider-Man from the future with six arms? You know the Lizard -- but who's the Iguana? Can you name all the alien symbiotes besides Venom and Carnage? Spidey's ex-girlfriend Deb Whitman is back! What's her story, anyway? All these questions and more will be answered in the Spider-Man: Back in Black Handbook, spotlighting everyone's favorite wall-crawler sporting his enigmatic ebony attire, with an in-depth look at Spider-Man's fantastic powers. This issue also features the return of fan-favorite classic Handbook illustrator Eliot R Brown with tech-specs on Tony Stark's Spider-Man costume.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 28.

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: SPIDER-MAN

Written by John Rhett Thomas.

Marvel's most iconic character gets this issue of Spotlight all to himself! It's wall-to-wall wall-crawler as we talk to Spider-Man creators past, present and future! We'll get an up-close look at the current stable of Spidey writers and artists -- including the creative teams on Friendly Neighborhood and Sensational Spider-Man, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, and, of course, amazing and ultimate spider-man! And take a look back at the Spidey stories available through Masterworks, Essentials and classic trade paperbacks, talking to some of the fabled creators who told them!

48 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #6

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

The Black Tarantula lays a trap, Mad Dog takes aim and Spider-Girl battles the Hobgoblin for the life of a counterfeit web-stunner! Plus: Mayday Parker also confronts her parents and finally answers the question, "Whatever happened to the daughter of Spider-Man?"

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

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #16

Written by Sean McKeever, pencils by David Hahn, cover by Takeshi Miyazawa.

Team MJ welcomes new series artist David Hahn. In the aftermath of last issue's shocking revelation, what's the story between Mary Jane and Peter? Between Peter and Gwen? Between Liz and -- Oh, who cares? That's Firestar on the cover! What's the second-most awesome redhead in the world got planned for Spidey this time? Well, we're sure not gonna tell you here!

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

SPIDER-MAN: REIGN #4

Written, art and cover by Kaare Andrews.

A searing vision of Spider-Man's future. He was hiding in plain sight, waiting to dash the spark of hope whenever it came. Venom is back and you won't believe how he's changed. For Peter Parker, it all comes down to this. How much fight does he have left in him? Who can he turn to if he can't do it himself?

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



MARVEL HEROES TITLES

BLACK PANTHER #26

Written by Reginald Hudlin, penciled by Manuel Garcia, cover by Niko Henrichon.

"Two Plus Two." Classified information!

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

CAPTAIN AMERICA #26

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

Classified information.

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

IRON MAN #16

Written by Daniel Knauf and Charles Knauf, penciled by Roberto De La Torre, cover by Gerald Parel.

Classified information!

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

MS. MARVEL #13

Written by Brian Reed, pencils by Aaron Lopresti, cover by Greg Horn.

"The Deal," part 1 of 2. Classified information.

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

NEW AVENGERS #28

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils and cover by Leinil Yu.

Classified information.

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

ANNIHILATION: HERALDS OF GALACTUS -- SILVER SURFER/FIRELORD

Written by Keith Giffen, penciled by Andrea DiVito and Scott Kolins, cover by Gabriele Dell'Otto.

The Silver Surfer chases down Tenebrous and Aegis, the two cosmic power-houses who took out Galactus! Plus, Firelord rounds up the Centurians -- Annihilus' elite force that murdered his homeworld -- and takes his revenge.The fallout from Annihilation continues here. Book 2 of 2.

64 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 28.

BLADE #7

Written by Marc Guggenheim, penciled by Howard Chaykin, cover by Marko Djurdjevic.

Not a hoax! Not an imaginary story! In this issue, Blade... dies! The unthinkable in this self-contained story that's a perfect jumping-on point for new readers!

32 page, $2.99, in stores on March 7.

AVENGERS: EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES II #8

Written by Joe Casey, penciled by Will Rosado, cover by Dave Johnson.

This is it! The concluding chapter of this untold tale in Avengers' history. The Super-Adaptoid has returned for its final revenge... facing off against the one Avenger whose powers it cannot duplicate: the Vision! It's all-out android carnage in the streets of Manhattan -- the moment where this unlikely lineup of Avengers will finally prove their worth once and for all!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 28.

BULLET POINTS #5

Written by J. Michael Strazynski, pencils and cover by Tommy Lee Edwards.

The incredible conclusion of the story of the Marvel Universe turned on its side after one bullet changes the entire course of history during World War Two. With the fate of the Fantastic Four drastically changed, what hope does Earth have in the face of Galactus, the destroyer of worlds?

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

DAREDEVIL #95

Written by Ed Brubaker, penciled by Michael Lark, cover by Marko Djurdjevic.

If you think Matt Murdock's life is going to start getting simpler, think again! As Matt tries to deal with the changes in his life, and find a way to move forward, a threat from his past begins to creep toward daylight. And with the post-Civil War fallout all around him, the price of being Daredevil just got even higher. The next mystery begins in "To The Devil His Due" - Part One of Five.

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

FANTASTIC FOUR #544

Written by Dwayne McDuffie, art by Paul Pelletier, cover by Michael Turner.

Classified information.

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

FANTASTIC FOUR: THE END #6

Written, pencils and cover by Alan Davis.

One last chance to put the past behind them and unite as a family. One final test of their mettle as super heroes and human beings. Do the members of the Fantastic Four possess the fortitude to conquer this greatest of challenges to humanity and to their own happiness?

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

FRANKLIN RICHARDS: MARCH MADNESS!

Written by Marc Sumerak and Chris Eliopoulos, art and cover by Eliopoulos.

Franklin Richards and his robot pal H.E.R.B.I.E. return just in time for spring break...and they're ready to break the springs in every one of Reed Richards' inventions! This wild one-shot includes five all-new adventures that are sure to drive you mad with laughter!

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

HULK AND POWER PACK #1

Written by Marc Sumerak and Paul Tobin, art by David Williams and Chris Giarusso, cover by Williams.

Power Pack couldn't be more excited to meet their father's new colleague, the world-famous Dr. Bruce Banner. But when the kids find themselves trapped in the tunnels beneath Manhattan by the Absorbing Man, they find out what happens when the good doctor gets angry...! Get ready to go gamma as a brand-new team-up begins here! Plus: an all-new Mini Marvels tale!

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

GHOST RIDER: TRAIL OF TEARS #2

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

There has always been a Spirit of Vengeance. Before Johnny Blaze, before Danny Ketch, there was Travis Parham. As a lieutenant in the Confederate Army, Parham thought he'd gotten a full view of the darkness in men's souls. He was wrong. Someone did something terrible to his friend Caleb, and Parham's ready to ride through hell to find out who did it. Which is a good thing -- 'cause he's gonna have to. Up from the depths comes a force of nature that transcends his wildest dreams -- a fiery wraith that knows a thing or two about evil, and even more about vengeance.

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

GHOST RIDER #9

Written by Daniel Way, penciled by Javier Saltares and Mark Texeira, cover by Arthur Suydam.

Casualties of War. Ghost Rider, a militant, gun-toting sheriff and a possessed-by-Lucifer Jack O'Lantern. Mix them all up, shake...and stand back. It's bad vs. evil vs. crazy in a free-for-all that will leave the town of Sleepy Hollow forever changed--if it leaves it standing at all.

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

HEROES FOR HIRE #8

Written by Zeb Wells, art by Al Rio and Tom Palmer, cover by Billy Tucci.

While Humbug tries to negotiate with the Headman for, you guessed it, the return of his head, the Heroes for Hire close in on the mysterious villain responsible for the attack on the Statue of Liberty. A must-read for HFH fans, as the team loses some members, and might just gain one as well!

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

THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST #4

Written by Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction, pencils and cover by David Aja.

You are Danny Rand -- scion of a martial arts dynasty that stretches back to the dawn of time, CEO of a multibillion-dollar business conglomerate, and a recently reactivated superhero in the Marvel Universe. A plot to destroy you, your legacy, your company and your good name hatched centuries ago and now has you in its clutches -- and your only ally is a might-be-crazy former Iron Fist that somehow survived the First World War. It's your fourth issue. You are probably doomed.

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

INCREDIBLE HULK #104

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

When Miek discovers the shuttle that brought the Hulk to Sakaar, the Green King faces his ultimate test of rage. Will he stay to rule the people for whom he has fought and bled for the past twelve issues -- or will he seize the opportunity to wreak his vengeance on the Marvel "heroes" who sent him into this world of slavery, horror, and war? Also ‹ the Spikes meet their destiny and Hulk and Caiera face the culmination of their greatest hopes and fears. The final two chapters of "Planet Hulk" begin here -- don't miss this critical countdown to "World War Hulk!"

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

IRON MAN: HYPERVELOCITY #3

Written by Adam Warren, pencils and cover by Brian Denham.

As S.H.I.E.L.D.'s elite ³capekilling² unit dispatches a globe-spanning arsenal of bleeding-edge hardware to hunt him down, Iron Man confronts the vicious yet seductive "viral avatar" infecting the armor's processors...while plunging to the sea floor to crash a top-secret mecha ³roborave² held aboard a sunken freighter!

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

THE IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN #6

Written by Robert Kirkman, pencils and cover by Phil Hester.

The secret is out--Eric O'Grady is Ant-Man and S.H.I.E.L.D. is not happy! Eric's career as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent is about to come to an abrupt and violent end. How did Eric become a homeless peeping tom Ant-Man shortly after the events of Civil War? The answers lie in this very issue.

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

MARVEL ZOMBIES/ARMY OF DARKNESS #1

Written by John Layman, art by Fabiano Neves and June Chung, cover by Arthur Suydam.

This is it true believers, the cross-over of the century begins here! The Marvel Zombies come face-to-face with Dynamite Entertainment's Ash from the Army of Darkness! Ash has faced legions of the undead before, but never like thisŠas he lands in the heart of New York just as the Zombie outbreak begins! See how his actions help turn more heroes and villains into Zombies! Under the watchful eye of Marvel Zombie guru Robert Kirkman, this might just be the comic event of 2007! Plus: The entire series will feature classic "homage" covers from painter Arthur Suydam!

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

MIGHTY AVENGERS #1

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

The Mighty Avengers assemble! Gathered together to be the greatest Avengers team ever, but who picked them? And why? And which A-list Avengers villain returns, revamped and reloaded for the ultimate revenge.

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

MOON KNIGHT #9

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

"Midnight Sun," part 3. He's through baiting you, taunting you. He's ready to throw down. A ghost from your past with an intimate knowledge of your moves. And when he's through with you, you're really gonna need to pray to your God. To Khonshu. Because this guy, he wants your "A Game" in round two. He wants the whole Moon Knight experience. The truncheon. The blades. The 'copter. The whole nine yards. Question is, are you prepared to bring it? Guest-Starring the Punisher!

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

NEWUNIVERSAL #4

Written by Warren Ellis, penciled by Salvador Larroca.

The White Event. The most startling celestial phenomenon ever witnessed by the human race. The phenomenon that branded Ken Connell, embedded the ultimate doomsday weapon in his palm. He's out of his mind with grief, mourning the loss of his girlfriend and his former life. And to make matters worse, an army tasked with wiping out all signs of superhuman power is on its way to exterminate him.

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

ONSLAUGHT REBORN #5

Written by Jeph Loeb, pencils and cover by Rob Liefeld, variant cover by Joe Quesada.

This is it! The heroes have assembled! And the greatest evil the universe has ever faced is ready to take them on! Who lives? Who dies? And what will be the final fate of Onslaught? Will this arch-fiend really be gone for good...or will we see his demonic face again in the Marvel Universe...?

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

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #5

Written by Matt Fraction, art and cover by Ariel Olivetti.

The Bushwacker has taken a hostage in the heart of Times Square. With every TV camera in the world rolling, it's New York City's biggest nightmare, and it's coming down live. As G.W. Bridge watches the worst day of his life uncoil in real time, a lone beat cop is the only thing that's keeping Bushwacker in check... and when Bushwacker demands to see Frank Castle... well, that's when things get really interesting. The ending of this issue will punch you in the face and laugh at your tears.

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

RUNAWAYS SAGA

As told by Molly Hayes (with help from C.B. Cebulski), based on stories by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Adrian Alphona, Takeshi Miyazawa and Mike Norton, new cover artwork and interior pages by Humberto Ramos.

Recapping the entire series to date, the Runaways' saga will be told by their youngest member, Molly Hayes. From their betrayal by their parents to the death of her friends, Molly will walk us through the trying times of our troubled teens. Through her eyes, we'll see the heroes of the Marvel Universe and get her impressions on Captain America, Cloak and Dagger, and the New Avengers. No stone will be left unturned as this precocious pre-teen speaks her mind. Molly's tale will be bookended by an original story by C.B. Cebulski and Humberto Ramos. This 48-page special will also include an extras section featuring never-before-seen sketches and artwork.

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

SHE-HULK #17

Written by Dan Slott, penciled by Rick Burchett, cover by Greg Horn.

"Planet Without a Hulk," part 3 of 4. The Emerald Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. is in for the shock of her life! And we're not talking about She-Hulk's super-charged battle with Zzzax! No, this is what happens after -- when she finally realizes who blasted her cousin into space! Get ready for havoc on the Helicarrier when Jen finally learns...

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

SILENT WAR #3

Written by David Hine, penciled by Frazer Irving, cover by John Watson.

Luna is forced to make a heart-breaking choice that could cost her life as the Inhumans finally track Quicksilver to Mutant Town and we see just how far he has descended into madness. This is a man who has seen the future and if his prophecies come true, things are looking very bleak for the Inhumans. If that wasn't bad enough, when Madrox and Layla arrive, things really get messed up.

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

SQUADRON SUPREME: HYPERION VS. NIGHTHAWK #3

Written by Marc Guggenheim, pencils and cover by Paul Gulacy.

What is the origin of Nighthawk's newly discovered power? What are his plans? Hyperion tries to get to the bottom of these mysteries amidst the violence of Darfur, Africa in the third chapter of this ripped-from-the-headlines epic.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7,

THUNDERBOLTS #112

Written by Warren Ellis, art by Mike Deodato, cover by Marko Djurdjevic, variant cover by Pasqual Ferry.

"Faith in Monsters," Part 3 of 6. After a disastrous capture mission, the Thunderbolts have troubled down-time, dealing with the split between the public projection of them as heroes and the reality of their incarceration. Meanwhile, Norman Osborn is studying a list of potential new targets, and the stress seems to be getting to him.

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

THUNDERBOLTS PRESENTS: ZEMO - BORN BETTER #2

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

Star-crossed lovers and a time-tossed Helmut Zemo make for a very dangerous combination. It's the 1700's and the last person you want playing Cyrano on your side is Helmut Zemo... but that's exactly what he has to do in order to save the Zemo lineage! In the present, a major revelation about Wendell Volker's research for his "Book of Zemo" casts his agenda in a very different light... will he be Helmut's savior... or his executioner?

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

WHITE TIGER #5

Written by Tamora Pierce and Timothy Liebe, penciled by Phil Briones, cover by David Mack.

A grave battle with Cobra has left the White Tiger in critical condition on a rooftop. Consequently, Cobra and Sano Orii are still on the loose and causing mayhem on Chaeyi's behalf. With super human venom flooding her body and killing her with each heartbeat, Angela del Toro reaches out to an old, but familiar face -- her uncle Hector Ayala, the original White Tiger. Can the mystical amulets cheat the confines of mortality? Or is Hector's appearance the chilling whisper of imminent fatality? Yet, a new superpower from within her is a cause for hope, but is it enough to overcome death? The light at the end of the tunnel is barely flickering...but has the new White Tiger's life already been extinguished?

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

WONDER MAN #4

Written by Peter David, art and cover by Andrew Currie.

With the Mighty Avengers' Wonder Man continuing his efforts to rehabilitate Lady Killer, has she really taken to her new role as a hero? Or is there still more anger behind those eyes? Wonder Man puts his faith to the test as the end of his gentleman's bet draws near!

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

LEGION OF MONSTERS: MAN-THING #1

Written by Charlie Huston and Ted McKeever, penciled by Klaus Janson and McKeever, cover by Greg Land.

The amazing Legion of Monsters series continues, as Moon Knight and Ultimates Annual writer Charlie Huston navigates Man-Thing into a creepy tale of the worst kind of dinner invitation... Plus Ted McKeever brings his expressionistic storytelling to Simon Garth -- the original Marvel Zombie! These are stories that have been begging to be told -- set right in the dark, horrific corners of the Marvel Universe!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 21



MARVEL ADVENTURES TITLES

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #11

Written by Jeff Parker, penciled by Juan Roman Cano Santacruz, cover by Cameron Stewart.

Are you an ambitious self-starter? Can you sneak genetically altered snakes with mind-control venom into friend's clothes? Do you think you have the power to take on a super-team like The Avengers? Then you might have what it takes to be one of the Sons of the Serpent.

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

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #25

Written by Chris Kipiniak, pencils and cover by Patrick Scherberger.

The Circus is in town! Sounds fun, right? Not if it's the Circus of Crime! When Peter Parker goes to take pictures of a night under the big-top for the Daily Bugle, Spider-Man gets blamed for robbing the audience! How does he escape this magic trick?

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

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #22

Written by Fred Van Lente, pencils by Clay Mann, cover by Carlo Pagulayan.

The Invisible Woman and Mr. Fantastic are on one final date to save their relationship, but with a strike team of sinister Skrulls stalking them, their relationship isn't the only thing in jeopardy!

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

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X-MEN TITLES

ASTONISHING X-MEN #21

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

"Unstoppable," part 3 of 6. Ord and his people of Breakworld lead the charge to take down the X-Men and S.W.O.R.D. And when this fight's over... Not everyone is coming back!

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

CABLE & DEADPOOL #38

Written by Fabian Nicieza, pencils by Reilly Brown, cover by Skottie Young.

What's happening to Cable? The mummudrai -- a parasitic life form -- has been set loose on Providence. Now, Cable's vision for a perfect society is thrown into chaos when he must fight to save his territory -- and his own mind -- from this new predator.

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

EXILES #92

Written by Chris Claremont, penciled and cover by Paul Pelletier.

An alternate Earth's existence hangs in the balance as Psylocke must face the brainwashed Exiles, who are now slaves of the Hand and on a deadly and destructive path. This world's Sue Storm and Wolverine promise to make things not better!

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

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #7

Written by Jeff Parker, penciled by Roger Cruz, cover by Marko Djurdjervic.

The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants are our sworn enemies! They want to make conquerors of Homo Superior, and we X-Men stand against that -- especially when they use young mutants like that Scarlet Witch! Isn't that right, Angel! Angel...?

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

NEW EXCALIBUR #18

Written by Chris Claremont, art by Scot Eaton, covers by Salvador Larroca.

"Battle for Eternity," part 1 of 7. The fight has begun. The battle that's been building since the very beginning of the series is finally coming to a head. Captain Britain must take on his opposite for a battle that will be waged upon many worlds.

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

NEW X-MEN #36

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

"Mercury Falling," part 4 of 4. The conclusion! X-23 and Hellion have stormed the Facility to rescue Mercury. And as if Kimura and a hundred Facility agents wasn't bad enough, something is roaming the halls of the Facility... something designed to feed on mutants. Predator X is on the loose, and nothing will ever be the same for the New X-Men!

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

WOLVERINE #52

Written by Jeph Loeb, art and cover by Simone Bianchi.

"Evolution," part 3. Guest-starring the Black Panther and Storm. It's time for round three! The biggest, best and, quite possibly, last battle between Wolverine and Sabretooth! These sworn foes have been locked in an endless grudge match that goes back longer than either can remember -- or even imagine. The key to victory is eons old, and it's certain to rock their world. The first clue to understanding it lies in the fabled African kingdom of Wakanda, home of the Black Panther and Storm.

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

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #12

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

The secret of Logan's son! Intent on freeing his son from the secret society that has controlled him since birth, Logan has been scouring the earth to find him. Now that he's located and isolated his boy, it's time to make his move -- but is the son walking into the trap...or the father?

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

UNCANNY X-MEN #484

Written by Ed Brubaker, pencils and cover by Billy Tan.

"The Rise and Fall of the Shi'ar Empire," part 10 of 12. It's war! The Shi'ar Empire is back doing what it does best, conquering and killing! The X-Men, Star Jammers, and the ousted Lilandra must fight their way through legions of the mighty Shi'ar in the hope to free the imprisoned Charles Xavier!

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

X-FACTOR #17

Written by Peter David, penciled by Pablo Raimondi.

Introducing the X-Mutant Attack Division--X-MAD--a group of former mutants convinced that M-Day was a result of a government plan to destroy mutants! And when this terrorist organization launches an assault on the government and then takes refuge in Mutant Town, X-Factor finds itself caught in the middle.

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

X-MEN #197

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

"Condition Critical," part 1 of 3. Rogue lays battered and bruised and close to death! The X-Men must rush to save her life, but while trying to save their fallen teammate, Lady Mastermind might have unleashed a hidden danger that may threaten everyone on the planet! Lead-up issues to the milestone 200th issue!

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

X-23: TARGET X #4

Written by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost, pencils and cover by Mike Choi.

X-23's new life comes burning down all around her as the Facility makes its move to take her back. She's faced overwhelming odds before, but not like this. Now X-23 has to save innocent lives instead of take them, and she has to do it with the one person she cannot defeat gunning for her. Who is Kimura? The beginning of the end starts here!

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



MAX TITLES

PUNISHER PRESENTS: BARRACUDA MAX #2

Written by Garth Ennis, pencils and cover by Goran Parlov.

³Oh The %^$%^%$%^ Places You'll Go" What? You didn't actually think that a load of buckshot to the chest in shark-infested waters was gonna put him down for good, did you? The Punisher's wildest foe is back -- give or take a few boy parts -- this time he's embarking on a solo mission: playing bodyguard to the hemophiliac son of a dangerous mob boss. First stop: A Banana Republic whose dictator owes a thing or two to Barracuda. With rebels storming the palace and bullets flying -- where could be safer?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 21.

WISDOM #4

Written by Paul Cornell, penciled by Manuel Garcia, cover by Trevor Hairsine.

Pete Wisdom is up to his neck in Jack the Rippers-- every version of him that anyone's ever thought of. All this due to a man who can access alternate universes. At a time like this, Wisdom wouldn't want British Intelligence to turn against him, would he?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 21.



ICON TITLES

POWERS #26

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

"The 25 Coolest Dead Superheroes of All Time." Homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim investigate murders specific to superhero cases, and they both have a secret: They both have powers. Witness the fallout of the worst moment in Powers history as new detectives join the homicide department. Are Walker and Pilgrim still partners? And who is preying on the young powers of the city?

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

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DABEL BROS. TITLES

ANITA BLAKE: VAMPIRE HUNTER IN GUILTY PLEASURES #6

Written by Laurell K. Hamilton, adpated by Stacie M. Ritchie, pencils and covers by Brett Booth.

Anita Blake has a major dilemma -- she's known professionally as a vampire hunter, but she has been recruited to help track down a serial killer who has been preying upon the vampire population of St. Louis. To break the case, she'll need the help of Phillip, a junkie who is addicted to being preyed upon by vampires, and she'll have to attend a freak party, where vampires and humans come together for a strange evening of pleasure and pain...

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

HALF DEAD TPB

Written by Barb Lien-Cooper and Park Cooper, pencils by Jimmy Bott, cover by Afua Richardson.

London. Now. Terrorism is rife, but after today, your life may never be the same again. A ballerina, Romany, gets on a train in the London Underground, a strange gas attack turns her into a half-dead vampire. During the contaiment and cleanup of this attack, she's captured by a government agency formed to battle the vampire threat, PASA (the Bureau of ParaHuman and Supernatural Affairs). Romany's a remarkable subject, and after some training she is paired with her handler, Ian, also one of a very few survivors of a vampire attack. Ian turns her into a force to be reckoned with... The cogs of an evil machine are turning within the winding streets of London; disaster looms on the horizon; they can strike anywhere at any time. What is PASA willing to do to stop them?

124 pages, $10.99, in stores on March 28.

PREY (ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES) TPB

Written by Michael Lent, adapted by Mike Raicht, pencils by Alex Sanchez and Bong Dazo, cover by Lance Laspina.

In an alternate history of the American frontier where folk magic actually works, young Alvin Smith and his older brother Measure have been rescued from a violent tribe by Ta-Kumsaw, the leader of the Shaw-nee. And now Ta-Kumsaw and the man known as the "Red Prophet" have presented Measure with a difficult prophecy: he must leave his brother with the Shaw-Nee and return to their family alone or Alvin will die in three days. But the white men of Vigor Church aren't going to be happy when they hear that one of their own is in the charge of a man who may one day lead the war against them...

124 pages, $10.99, in stores on March 28.

RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER #7

Written by Orson Scott Card, adapted by Roland Bernard Brown, pencils and cover by Miguel Montenegro.

In an alternate history of the American frontier where folk magic actually works, young Alvin Smith and his older brother Measure have been rescued from a violent tribe by Ta-Kumsaw, the leader of the Shaw-nee. And now Ta-Kumsaw and the man known as the "Red Prophet" have presented Measure with a difficult prophecy: he must leave his brother with the Shaw-Nee and return to their family alone or Alvin will die in three days. But the white men of Vigor Church aren't going to be happy when they hear that one of their own is in the charge of a man who may one day lead the war against them...

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

MAGICIAN: APPRENTICE #7

Written by Raymond E. Feist, adapted by Michael Avon Oeming and Bryan J.L. Glass, pencils and cover by Ryan Stegman.

The journey from Crydee to Krondor is wrought with peril, and an ambush by the dark elves known as the Moredhel has decimated Duke Borric's company of men. With the help of the Dwarven Chief Dolgan, what remains of the party must travel through the mines of Mac Mordian Cadal to find a new path to their destination. But the mines are anything but safe, and Tomas will discover something in them that will change his own path forever...

32 pages, $2.99.

PTOLUS: CITY BY THE SPIRE #6

Written by Monte Cook, pencils by Luiz Lira, cover by Canaan White.

Sheva Callister's wild goose chase through the city of Ptolus has taken her many places, but it's finally time for some answers. Who really sent her on her quest? Who is behind the plot to kill her and steal her hungersword? Why is the mysterious Iron Mage helping her out? And what is the treasure so precious that she's agreed to come out of retirement for this final adventure, knowing that it might well be her last? The answers are coming as Monte Cook wraps up this wonderful introduction to the world of his epic paper-and-pencil campaign set!

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

ORSON SCOTT CARD'S WYRMS #2

Written by Orson Scott Card, adapted by Jake Blake pencils and cover by Adriano Batista.

Patience needs to speak to her father honestly for the first time, something that's easily accomplished now that he is dead and his head is preserved so that his wisdom can be called upon by future rulers. But as Patience learns the truth about who she is and what her father had intended for her, she realizes that she must get out of the city before she is eliminated by Oruc the usurper. And as Patience makes her way out of the city and looks for her servant Angel, she feels the urge of the "Cranning Call" -- a strange psychic beacon that has led many to vanish into the wilderness forever...

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



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