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MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2006

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MARVEL MASTERWORKS: DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 3

Written by ROY THOMAS Penciled by GENE COLAN, TOM PALMER & DAN ADKINS Cover by GENE COLAN

With the Marvel Age of Comics running full tilt, 1968 brought with it a massive expansion of the Marvel line, and the good Doctor Strange finally landed his own practice. Headed up by no less than Rascally Roy Thomas, paired with the one of the Silver Age's greatest art teams in Gene Colan and Tom Palmer, this trio of talents would take the Master of the Mystic Arts to new horizons beyond our wildest imaginings! It all starts off with the Sorcerer Supreme's tragic origin, followed by the return of the nefarious Nightmare -- and then, it goes straight into overdrive as Doctor Strange must face Eternity and Dormammu with the lives of Clea and Victoria Bentley hanging in the balance! But it doesn't stop there! Next comes one of the greatest Doc Strange epics of all as he battles the Sons of Satannish in an adventure that will leave him changed...forever! Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE (Vol. 1) #169-179 and THE AVENGERS (Vol.1) #61.

256 pages, $54.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE USA COMICS VOL. 1

By JACK KIRBY, JOE SIMON, CHARLES NICHOLAS, AL AVISON, PHIL STURM, SYD SHORES, STAN LEE, BASIL WOLVERTON, MIKE ROY, FRANK GIACOIA, AL EADEH, ED WINIARSKI, GEORGE KLEIN, MIKE SEKOWSKY & AL GABRIELE Cover by JACK KIRBY & JOE SIMON

Marvel proudly presents more Golden Age goodness, collecting issues #1-4 of USA COMICS from 1941. The Defender! Major Liberty! Rockman! Rusty! The original Young Avenger! The origins of the Whizzer, Jack Frost and the Vagabond! Captain Terror turns back a deadly Nazi undersea invasion! Stan "The Man" himself chronicles the historic first meeting of the USA heroes! This hardcover collection remasters and restores these early adventures, some reprinted for the very first time!

280 pages, $59.99 (variant edition, $59.99).

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 8 HC

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by MARK BAGLEY

This deluxe hardcover collects ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 15: SILVER SABLE and ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 16: DEADPOOL, plus extras. In SILVER SABLE, the head of Roxxon Oil sics the world's greatest mercenary, Silver Sable, on Spider-Man to learn why the web-spinner has targeted Roxxon on his nightly patrols. How violently Ms. Sable wants to handle the situation is strictly up to her. Spinning out of the Ultimate Spider-Man video game (written and designed by our longstanding team of Bendis and Bagley), Ultimate Silver Sable might be the most dangerous foe Spidey has ever faced! Plus: the mystery of Ultimate Omega Red! And in DEADPOOL, Spider-Man teams up with his new girlfriend -- the X-Men's Kitty Pryde, who gets a new super-hero identity for when she's not hanging with her mutant mates! Plus: Meet the dangerous Ultimate Deadpool -- and the Ultimate Reavers! It's mutant action guest-starring the Ultimate X-Men, with Spidey caught in the middle! Also featuring Ultimate Morbius! Collecting ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #86-96 and ANNUAL #1-2.

344 pages, $29.99.

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: CLONE SAGA PREMIERE HC

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by MARK BAGLEY

THE FIRST-EVER ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN PREMIERE HC! As Peter Parker tries to sort out his relationship with the X-Men's Kitty Pryde -- and continue his friendship with Mary Jane -- a mall-food-court lunch turns into a free-for-all as Peter and MJ are interrupted by the debut of...the Ultimate Scorpion! But who is the Scorpion -- and what sinister conspiracy is threatening Spider-Man's very existence? The clues have been laid over the past 96 issues...and it all starts to come together here, as we begin the most shocking, most mind-blowing Spider-Man story ever published! Collecting ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #97-105 and MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS/MARK BAGLEY, plus extras.

288 pages, $29.95.

WOLVERINE: WEAPON X PREMIERE HC

Written by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH Pencils & Cover by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH

Wolverine's a lot of things to a lot of people, but to one infamous enclave he was nothing but a weapon. And weapons kill people. They found that out well enough. Find out for yourself in this prequel to recent revelations of the murderous mysteries that have mesmerized our favorite mutant! Collecting MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #72-84.

136 pages, $19.99 (variant, $19.99).

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS VOL. 2 - SAVIOR PREMIERE HC

Written by DANIEL WAY Penciled by STEVE DILLON Cover by JOE QUESADA

Completely shattered by recent revelations, Logan must now ask himself some hard ­ almost impossible -- questions, such as whether he can continue on his quest...or if he even should. Though he now remembers who he was, the more pressing question becomes who ­ and what ­ is he now? Answering these questions will take the help of one of Logan's closest friends, and one of his deadliest enemies: Omega Red! Collecting WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #6-10.

120 pages, $19.99.

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE VOL. 1 HC

Written by SEAN MCKEEVER Pencils & Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA

This deluxe hardcover collects the first 13 installments of Marvel's most mischievous melodrama, as featured in Entertainment Weekly's Must List! Whether she's going to school or hanging out with her friends at the Coffee Bean, Mary Jane Watson is always the center of attention. But what no one knows is that this gorgeous redhead's exuberant personality is a shell designed to make her forget about life's harsh realities. From her social life to her undying interest in becoming an actress to her crush on that costumed crime-fighter who swings along the New York City rooftops, it's clear Mary Jane just wants to escape. Join MJ, Harry Osborn, Liz Allen, Flash Thompson and Harry's nerdy friend, Peter Parker, as they experience the thrilling highs and the crushing lows of high-school existence in this electric teen drama! Collecting MARY JANE #1-4, MARY JANE: HOMECOMING #1-4 and SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #1-5.

304 pages, $24.99.

RUNAWAYS VOL. 7: LIVE FAST DIGEST

Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA & MIKE NORTON Cover by JO CHEN

The Runaways say good-bye to the past, and make hard decisions about their future. Plus: Still reeling from the events of YOUNG AVENGERS/RUNAWAYS, the teenage heroes must now confront a horrific enemy who threatens to tear the team apart. Collecting RUNAWAYS #19-24.

144 pages, $7.99.

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ULTIMATE COLLECTION VOL. 1 TPB

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by MARK BAGLEY

Collecting the groundbreaking first year of Ultimate Spider-Man in one colossal trade paperback! High school, puberty, first dances ­ there are many pitfalls to being young. Compound these with intense personal tragedy and super human powers, and you can start to visualize the world of Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man. Following the murder of his uncle and the Green Goblin's assault on his high school, Peter finds himself on the brink of manhood: getting a job at the Daily Bugle to help support his widowed aunt and taking on extracurricular activities ­ such as bringing down the Kingpin, the head of organized crime in New York City! Collecting ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1-13.

352 pages, $24.99.

NEW AVENGERS VOL. 4: THE COLLECTIVE TPB

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN & MIKE DEODATO JR. Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

HOUSE OF M changed the planet; now, a new, major threat has emerged. Nothing can stop it -- not even Canada's premier super-team, Alpha Flight! The New Avengers are about to be put to the test in a way they never have before. Debuting the bombastic pencils of fan-favorite Mike Deodato. Guest-starring Ms. Marvel! Collecting NEW AVENGERS #16-20.

120 pages, $14.99.

CIVIL WAR TPB

Written by MARK MILLAR Pencils & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

The landscape of the Marvel Universe is changing, and it's time to choose: Whose side are you on? A conflict has been brewing for more than 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. The crossover that rewrites the rules, CIVIL WAR stars Spider-Man, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the entirety of the Marvel pantheon! Collecting CIVIL WAR #1-7.

192 pages, $24.99.

CIVIL WAR: FANTASTIC FOUR TPB

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI and DWAYNE MCDUFFIE Penciled by MIKE MCKONE Cover by ADI GRANOV

One member of the Fantastic Four lies hospitalized, a casualty of the Civil War that has fragmented the superhuman community! Another member of the team is secretly helping the opposition. It had to happen: Amid the tumult and tensions, the Fantastic Four break up! Who will toe the line, who will join the resistance, and who will leave the battlefield altogether? Is this the end for Marvel's First Family? Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #538-543.

184 pages, $17.99.

CIVIL WAR: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TPB

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY

Life couldn't be more complicated -- or more dangerous -- for Peter Parker. After rushing to the aftermath of the Stamford Massacre to offer aid to its victims, Peter travels with Tony Stark to Washington, D.C., and the White House -- where the enactment of the Super Human 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 is forced to make an important personal decision -- maybe the most important decision of his life. As Civil War tears apart the super hero community, will Spidey stay true to that decision? Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #532-538.

168 pages, $17.99.

CIVIL WAR: THUNDERBOLTS TPB

Written by FABIAN NICIEZA Pencils & Çover by TOM GRUMMETT

The Super Human Registration Act has been signed into law -- sides are being chosen -- but what side do our former villains fall on? Well...their identities are already public knowledge ­ and they sure can get good publicity by hunting down renegade heroes, so...time for the T-Bolts to kick some spandex butt! Plus: Zemo and Songbird? When did that happen? A new base, a new mission statement, and a new outlook face the no-longer-new Thunderbolts! But 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! Collecting Thunderbolts #101-105.

120 pages, $13.99.

CIVIL WAR: YOUNG AVENGERS & RUNAWAYS TPB

Written by ZEB WELLS Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI Cover by JIM CHEUNG

As the public turns against Marvel's heroes, the gears of CIVIL WAR threaten to crush Brian K. Vaughan's Runaways. But when Allan Heinberg's Young Avengers offer their assistance, how can the Runaways believe they're on the same side? Don't miss this CIVIL WAR tie-in that promises to have lasting repercussions for both popular teams! Collecting CIVIL WAR: YOUNG AVENGERS & RUNAWAYS #1-4, plus extras.

112 pages, $11.99.

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 7: GOD WAR TPB

Written by MIKE CAREY, Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY

Seed Nineteen ­ a bizarre name for the most bizarre characters ever to enter the lives of the Fantastic Four: 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. You've never seen anything like it! We promise. And it debuts our new creative team: Mike Carey on script and Pasqual Ferry on pencils! Collecting ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #33-38.

144 pages, $16.99.

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2: MYSTERY DATE TPB

Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by TODD NAUCK Cover by MIKE WIERINGO As the groundbreaking events of CIVIL WAR erupt across the Marvel Universe, 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! Collecting FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #11-16.

144 pages, $13.99.

SPIDER-MAN: SAGA OF THE SANDMAN TPB

Written by STAN LEE, ROY THOMAS, TOM DEFALCO & KURT BUSIEK Penciled by STEVE DITKO, JACK KIRBY, HERB TRIMPE, ROSS ANDRU, RON WILSON & PAT OLLIFFE Cover by MARK BROOKS

It was no day at the beach when criminal Flint Marko was mutated into one of Marveldom's most versatile villains and began a career of kicking sand in our favorite heroes' faces! Some of the best battles between Sandman, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Hulk are collected here in commemoration of his gritty film debut! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 and #18-19, FANTASTIC FOUR #61, INCREDIBLE HULK #138, MARVEL TEAM-UP #1, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #86, and UNTOLD TALES OF SPIDER-MAN #3.

176 pages, $19.99.

SPIDER-MAN: BIRTH OF VENOM TPB

Written by JIM SHOOTER, TOM DEFALCO, JOHN BYRNE, LOUISE SIMONSON & DAVID MICHELINIE Penciled by MIKE ZECK, RON FRENZ, RICK LEONARDI, JOHN BYRNE, GREG LAROCQUE & TODD MCFARLANE Cover by TODD MCFARLANE

The Beyonder's Battleworld might seem a strange place to get new threads, but it's Spider-Man who becomes unraveled when his shape-changing costume attempts to darken his life as well as his fashion sense! But ridding himself of his riotous raiment proves an even greater mistake when its alien enmity bonds with mortal madness to form our hero's most dedicated decimator! Plus: the first appearances of Puma and the Rose! Mary Jane Watson's startling secret! And the debut of the battling...Bag-Man!? Guest-starring the Black Cat, the Fantastic Four and more! Collecting SECRET WARS #8; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #252-259, #298-300 and #315-317; FANTASTIC FOUR #274; and WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #1; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #10.

344 pages, $29.99.

NEW EXCALIBUR VOL. 2: LAST DAYS OF CAMELOT TPB

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT, CHRISTOPHER YOST & FRANK TIERI Penciled by MICHAEL RYAN, SCOTT KOLINS & JIM CALAFIORE Cover by MICHAEL RYAN

Dazzler died. But for some reason, it didn't stick. How is that possible? Dazzler and her new teammates attempt to find out what happened, and the answer will shock you! Then, New Excalibur is alerted that a depowered mutant has been returned home to England. Learn the secret history of Chamber ­ but can the team find out the truth before he's killed?! Also, 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! And finally, can a man really change who he is? Can he erase the past and set forth a new future for himself? The Juggernaut has tried to make his way as a hero, but there are voices in him that are pulling him back to villainous ways. Will he give in to the temptation? Collecting NEW EXCALIBUR #8-15.

192 pages, $19.99.

MS. MARVEL VOL. 1: BEST OF THE BEST TPB

Written by BRIAN REED Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE Cover by FRANK CHO

Straight out of the pages of NEW AVENGERS and HOUSE OF M! Call your friends, wake the neighbors, shout it from the rooftops! Come along for one heck of a wild ride as Brian Reed (co-writer of the thrilling SPIDER-WOMAN: ORIGIN) joins forces with penciler extraordinaire Roberto de la Torre for an action-packed adventure that includes special guest-stars Captain America and Jessica Jones. All this and an alien invasion that could mean the end of life on Earth, is tucked inside a cover by Eisner Award-nominated Frank Cho. Collecting MS. MARVEL #1-5 and GIANT-SIZE MS. MARVEL #1.

136 pages, $14.99.

ZOMBIE TPB

Written by MIKE RAICHT Pencils & Cover by KYLE HOTZ

Cash stolen from the botched bank job: $125,000. Two loaded shotguns keeping the hostages quiet: $675.00. A half-tank of gas in the getaway car: $27.50. Smashing through a police roadblock and fighting for your life against hundreds of flesh eating zombies: Priceless. Welcome to zombie action, MAX-style. The dead roam the Earth, a small town in New York state is under siege, and human flesh is what's for dinner! And humanity's last hope is hiding out in a little rest-stop on Interstate 90. Barricade your doors and windows and get the guns loaded -- hell is on Earth, and it just might be up to a man named Simon Garth to stop it... Collecting ZOMBIE #1-4.

104 pages, $13.99.

THOR: THE ETERNALS SAGA VOL. 2 TPB

Written by ROY THOMAS, RALPH MACCHIO & MARK GRUENWALD Pencils & Cover by KEITH POLLARD

The war between gods and Eternals may be over, but Thor's still left to face the Fourth Celestial Host ­ along with the fearsome Fafnir, the devastating Destroyer and, as ever, the larcenous Loki! Plus: a gathering of gods! The mystery of Mother Nature! The legends of Asgard across the millennia as told by the ultimate Eye-witness! Guest-starring the Valkyrie and the Young Gods! Collecting THOR #292-301.

216 pages, $24.99.

ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 3 TPB (NEW PRINTING)

Written by STAN LEE Pencils & Cover by JACK KIRBY

This volume collects perhaps the greatest of the legendary Fantastic Four stories ­ including the first-ever appearances of the Black Panther, the Inhumans, the Negative Zone, and the Silver Surfer and Galactus. Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #41-63 and ANNUAL #3-4.

520 pages, $16.99.

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 5 TPB (NEW PRINTING)

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR., BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, MICHAEL GOLDEN, BRET BLEVINS & STEVE LEIALOHA Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

NOW INCLUDES THE EPIC X-MEN/ALPHA FLIGHT LIMITED SERIES! The X-Men face off with some of their greatest foes in this all-new edition ­ including the Juggernaut, Doctor Doom and the Hellfire Club's newest recruits, the Hellions ­ and team up with the Avengers, Spider-Man, Power Pack and more! Featuring the first appearances of Forge and Nimrod, and a chapter from the legendary SECRET WARS II crossover! Plus: Parts I and II of Claremont and Windsor-Smith's unforgettable epic, "Lifedeath." Collects UNCANNY X-MEN #180-198, X-MEN ANNUAL #8 and X-MEN/ALPHA FLIGHT #1-2.

632 pages, $16.99.



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