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TUESDAY, JANUARY 16 12, 2007

MARVEL COMICS FOR MARCH

DARK TOWER

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN #3

Creative and executive director Stephen King, written by Peter David and Robin Furth, art and cover by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove.

Young Roland Deschain and friends have fled for the city of Hambry, as their home in Gilead is now too dangerous. But, once there, Roland learns to his horror that he is no safer. Hambry's leaders have switched allegiance and the assassins known as the Big Coffin Hunters have marked Roland and company for death! Plus articles and bonus features galore!

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 4.

DARK TOWER: GUNSLINGER'S GUIDEBOOK

Written by Anthony Flamini, cover by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove.

May luck rise to meet you, sai. Dark days have befallen the once powerful Affiliation. As the Good Man's revolutionaries continue their assault on the civilizations of the Inner Baronies, young Gunslinger Roland Deschain of Gilead and his loyal ka-tet embark eastward on an undercover mission to the distant Outer Barony of Mejis on behalf of the Affiliation. The Gunslinger Guidebook serves as your essential guide for Gilead to Mejis and all points in between -- featuring profiles on the Big Coffin Hunters, Sheemie Ruiz, and Rhea of the Coos.

48 pages, $3.99.



CIVIL WAR TITLES

CIVIL WAR: THE CONFESSION

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils and cover by Alex Maleev.

From the Eisner Award winning team that brought you the start of Civil War with the New Avengers Illuminati Special comes this heart-wrenching finale. Two of the Marvel heroes most affected by the shocking conclusion of the war get together one last time. What is said between them will set the course of the Marvel Universe for years to come. This is the confession. Alex Maleev unveils another new art style especially for this very emotional issue.

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

CIVIL WAR: FALLEN SON -- WOLVERINE (NOTE: NOT ACTUAL TITLE)

Written by Jeph Loeb, pencils and cover by Leinil Yu, variant cover by Michael Turner.

How will Wolverine react to the death of one the most beloved characters in the Marvel Universe? He ain't buyin' in! Join Logan as he tries to track down the truth and he's not going to be happy when he does! The secret story that will transverse the post Civil War landscape -- and stars Marvel's most popular characters -- begins here! How do people with amazing powers face a force that no one can fight? Who has fallen, and is more violence coming? With Wolverine on the scene, is there any question?

32 pages, $2.99.

CIVIL WAR: FALLEN SON ­ NEW AVENGERS (NOTE: NOT ACTUAL TITLE)

Written by Jeph Loeb, pencils and cover by Ed McGuinness, variant cover by Michael Turner.

The devastating end of Civil War has two decidedly different reactions from the Mighty Avengers and the New Avengers! If you thought heroes were divided during the War, just wait until the aftermath! That's right, it's both teams in one book... and the Avengers Assemble like never before!

32 pages, $2.99.



ULTIMATE TITLES

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #41

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

"Devils," part 3 of 3. With arcane energies pouring through the timegate into present day New York, the F.F. must defeat its merciless creator, the alchemist Diablo -- or risk the city's destruction! But how can Reed Richards destroy a machine when his own sister is the living engine powering it? The answer will shock you!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 18.

ULTIMATE POWER #5

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

The Ultimates have journeyed into the Supremeverse to do battle with the Squadron Supreme. And they're amazed by the destruction that has occurred there due to the unintentional meddling of the Fantastic Four's young leader Reed Richards. It's a clash of the greatest powers from two universes!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 25.

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #108

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

"Ultimate Knights," part 3 of 5. Ultimate Daredevil's plan to bring down the Kingpin -- permanently -- kicks into gear, but Peter Parker has more immediate worries when an armed and masked vigilante bursts into Midtown High School looking for Spider-Man! Who is this man called Ronin and what does he want with our beleaguered web-spinner?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 4.

ULTIMATE X-MEN #81

Written by Robert Kirkman, pencils by Ben Oliver, cover by Yanick Paquette.

"Cliffhanger," part 1. Everything is changing for the X-Men. The team is disbanded, the world hates them now more than ever, new threats loom on the horizon. What a time to pick for the return of Hank McCoy...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 4.

ULTIMATE VISION #5

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

The Gah Lak Tus module is sinking its alien cables down into the Earth's core as it draws the planet's elemental energies deep into itself. And the only chance Ultimate Vision has to defeat the module is -- to talk it to death! And when the Vision speaks -- run for cover! A fitting finale to one of the finer limited series of the year.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 25.

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SPIDER-MAN TITLES

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #541

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

"Back in Black," Part 3. A sniper's bullet changes everything in Peter Parker's life. Clad in his black costume, Spider-Man will stop at nothing to find the man who pulled the trigger and, even more important, the man who gave the kill order. This is Spider-Man at his darkest hour.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 25.

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #19

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

"Sandblasted" xonclusion. With Sandman's father on death row and his time running out like sand through an hourglass, Spider-Man and Sandman discover that the only hope of saving him lies in unsnarling the secret of the murderous "Uncle Ben"...a confrontation which sets the stage for the upcoming FNSM annual, "Sandman: Year One."

32 pages, $2.99. in stores on April 4.

SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #37

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 April 18.

SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #2

Written by Sean McKeever, with art and cover by Kano.

Venom is back in town, and he's on a rampage...but it has nothing to do with his vendetta against Spidey? What could be so important that Venom doesn't have the time to torture his nemesis? Peter Parker is determined to find out, but first he'll have to match journalistic wits with none other than Eddie Brock! Plus a new backup tale by Paul Benjamin & Vasilis Lolos, featuring the Lizard! And fresh from JapanŠSpider-Man J! Printed for the first time in America and translated for your reading pleasure! AndŠclassic tales from Amazing Spider-Man #177 and #347!

104 pages, $4.99, in stores on April 25.

SPIDER-MAN/FANTASTIC FOUR #1

Written by John Rhett Thomas.

Two great tastes that taste great together! The world's greatest super hero and the world's greatest super team collide for an adventure set nowhere near a Civil War. After a visit by the Impossible Man, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is faced with a dangerous new alien threat for which he has only one recourse...call in the Fantastic Four. Separately, Spidey and the FF are the foundation of the Marvel Universe. Together...they just may save it!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 25.

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #7

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

"Obsession!" A new chapter opens as Peter and Mary Jane Parker struggle to accept their daughter's recent decision and Spider-Girl finds herself torn between friendship and justice when one of the Ladyhawks embarks on a mission of vengeance, determined to get revenge on the Hobgoblin for crippling her twin sister.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 11.

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #17

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

There's a new student at Midtown High who has everyone freaked out. Rumor has it she's been kicked out of half a dozen other schools, and for half a million different reasons. The only thing anyone knows for sure? Felicia Hardy is not to be crossed!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 18.

SPIDER-MAN MAGAZINE

Cover by J. Scott Campbell.

It's Spider-Man from cover to cover as the Wall-Crawler gets his very own magazine! This Spidey magazine features not one, but two full-length stories from Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #21 and Marvel Adventures the Avengers #1. It's two stories of Spidey taking on villains in his Black Costume and fighting alongside his teammates the Avengers! Plus, a Franklin Richards adventure and a short story featuring Spider-Man and Spider-Girl. Also featuring handbook pages, puzzles, and a poster of Spider-Man's deadliest villains!

96 pages, $6.99, in stores on April 18.



MARVEL HEROES TITLES

ALL-NEW OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z: UPDATE #2

Written by various, cover by Scott Kolins.

What is the secret history of the Agents of Atlas? How is A.I.M. organized? What is the Panther God's connection to Egyptian mythology? What planet did Korg come from? Pip the Troll: hooves or toes? Find the answers to all these questions, plus many more, as the Official Handbook continues to tour the Marvel Megaverse! Featuring new characters getting their first Handbook coverage (Apocalypse Beast, the Captain, Iron Maniac, Pitiful One, Underworld and the Nightmericans), older characters not yet covered in the 21st-century Handbooks (King Cobra, Orka and the Shaper of Worlds), older characters who never had a Handbook entry before (Scorcher, Clive Reston, Venomm, Hulk 2099, the New Universe's All-American, the Lost Generation's Yankee Clipper and Marvel UK's Gun Runner), characters from the depths of obscurity (Starseed and the Elementals), and major characters getting expansions and updates ­ including the Black Cat and a massive 8-page Captain America profile! And much, much more!

64 pages, $3.99.

BLADE #8

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

Hannibal King is back! And the fangs are sure to fly!

32 page, $2.99, in stores on April 4.

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #1

Written by Dan Slott, penciled by Stefano Caselli, covers by Jim Cheung.

No story information provided.

32 pages, $2.99.

BLACK PANTHER #27

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

No story information released.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 25.

FANTASTIC FOUR #545

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

No story information.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 18.

IRON MAN #17

Written by Daniel Knauf and Charles Knauf, penciled by Patrick Zircher, cover by Gerald Parel.

No story information provided.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 18.

MS. MARVEL #14

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

No story information provided.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 18.

NEW AVENGERS #29

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

No story information provided.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 11.

SHE-HULK #18

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

"Planet Without a Hulk," part 4 of 4.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 18.

OMEGA FLIGHT #1

Written by Michael Avon Oeming, pencils and cover by Scott Kolins.

From the pages of Civil War: The Initiative comes Canada's newest super hero team! But this is not your father's Flight.

32 pages, $2.99.

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #6

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

"Goin' Out West," part 1. With the echoes of last issue's tragic ending still rattling in his head, Frank Castle finds himself tied to a fencepost with barbed wire, watching what may be his last sunrise. Somewhere along the U.S./Mexico border a super-militia bent on igniting a race war has been killing scores of innocent people. By the time the last shot is fired and the last body falls, you'll have met the modern incarnation of the Hatemonger and seen an all-new look for the Punisher.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 11.

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: FANTASTIC FOUR

Written by John Rhett Thomas.

Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch and The Thing: Marvel's First Family has this month's Marvel Spotlight all to themselves, with a comprehensive look at the House of Ideas' flagship comic! It was November 1961 when the first issue of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's innovative new take on super heroes hit the newsstands. Since then, the World's Greatest Comic has gone on strong for more than 540 issues, and dozens of spin-offs and mini-series! Look for interviews with the writers and artists who have worked on the FF, in both the past and the present, along with special features and preview materials.

48 pages, $2.99.

DAREDEVIL #96

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

The second part of the hard-hitting new arc "To the Devil, His Due" is here, and Brubaker and Lark are just getting warmed up! As Daredevil fights to find the source of new and violent trouble in Hell's Kitchen, Matt Murdock struggles to piece his life back together. But when a woman from his past enters the picture, it could all go flying off the rails.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 25.

HULK AND POWER PACK #2

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

When their father unveils his newest invention, the Power clan unexpectedly finds themselves facing off against one of their most shocking opponents ever! Lucky for them, the Hulk is there to lead their charge into action! Get ready for more gamma goodness! And: Mini Marvels!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 4.

GHOST RIDER: TRAIL OF TEARS #3

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

Travis Parham is on a mission. Someone did something terrible to his friend Caleb, and Parham's ready to ride through hell to find out who did it. And this time, Parham won't have to ride alone. Up from the depths comes a force of nature that transcends his wildest dreams -- a fiery wraith of vengeance that's as old as time itself and which is about to turn the dusty plains into its own personal killing ground.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 4.

GHOST RIDER #10

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

A dead super villain possessed by the Prince of Lies. A survivalist cop with an arsenal of weaponry. And now, an army of flesh-eating zombies poised to destroy everything in their path. There are times that being the Spirit of Vengeance is a real pain in the bike seat. But it turns out that Ghost Rider has one advantage that no one else can claim in the town of Sleepy Hollow, IL: he doesn't have any flesh to get chewed off.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 11.

HEROES FOR HIRE #9

Written by Zeb Wells, art by Clay Mann, cover by Michael Golden.

The Heroes are offered a mark that will make them rich, but it comes with conditions... 1) They have to work with the treacherous Paladin, 2) They have to travel to the Savage Land, and 3) They're hunting a Tyrannosaurus Rex!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 25.

THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST #5

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

The Iron Fists of two different eras come head to head! Daniel Rand: the Iron Fist of the modern age, rocketed back to front and center of the Marvel Universe. Orson Randall: the Iron Fist of decades past, somehow still alive, somehow still on the run from the nightmare of the first World War, and somehow...sharing...the power of the Iron Fist with Danny. They'll have to learn to work together if they want to escape a trap that sprang to life centuries ago, their shared mystical lineage may be their only hope at surviving Hydra's full-on assault against...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 25.

INCREDIBLE HULK #105

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

Sons of Sakaar, remember their names! Korg, Miek, Hiroim, Elloe, the Brood Creature and Caiera the Oldstrong! These are the heroes of Sakaar, the Green Scar's Warbound allies and the Hulk's greatest friends. As they face the terrifying conclusion to the Planet Hulk epic, who will live? Who will die? And who will pay when the Worldbreaker reveals his true face? The shocking end to Planet Hulk -- and the launching pad for Marvel's World War Hulk summer blockbuster.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 4.

IRON MAN: HYPERVELOCITY #4

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

Iron Man plunges into a deep-sea world of trouble and faces off against a sunken shipload of rampaging, cyberdrug-hacked mecha berserkers, only to wind up in far worse peril when S.H.I.E.L.D.'s "capekilling" unit finally locates him and closes in for the high-tech kill, even as the viral enemy infecting the armor begins her final, fatal cyberattack.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 4.

THE IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN #7

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

Why fight super-villains when you can watch attractive ladies take their clothes off in the privacy of their own homes? The little Irredeemable Ant-Man has got it made! That is--until he realizes that the current subject of his perverted voyeurism is none other than Carol Danvers -- otherwise known as Ms. Marvel!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 4.

LONERS #1

Written by C.B. Cebulski, art by Karl Moline, cover by Jason Pearson.

From the pages of Runaways! Once they were the teen heroes known as Darkhawk, Turbo, Ricochet, Green Goblin and Lightspeed. Now they're five young adults trying to stay out of spandex. But is walking away from the buzz of danger and intrigue easier said than done? And is a self-help group enough to keep these former crime-fighters out of action? How do you kick an addiction to masks and tights?

32 pages, $2.99.

MARVEL ZOMBIES/ARMY OF DARKNESS #2

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

The Zombie plague spreads, turning an entire world of super-powered heroes and villains into bloodthirsty walking dead! And only one man -- armed with a deadly boomstick, a sharp tongue and movie star looks can stand against them. It's Ashley Williams against the zombie incarnations of Spider-Man, the Punisher, the Avengers and dozens more. These guys don't stand a chance!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 4.

MIGHTY AVENGERS #2

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

Ultron is back and, yes, now he's a she. It's Ultron as only Frank Cho can bring it. And the Mighty Avengers haven't had a moment to get to know each other before they are thrown into one of the most epic adventures in the history of the Avengers.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 4.

MOON KNIGHT #10

Written by Charlie Huston, art and cover by Mico Suayan.

"Midnight Sun," part 4. He knows a thing or two about vengeance himself. He's the Punisher. He's crossed paths with Moon Knight in the past and though he might have forgotten, Marc Spector hasn't. Is the City big enough for both of them?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 18.

NEWUNIVERSAL #5

Written by Warren Ellis, penciled by Salvador Larroca.

"Mystery." The White Event. The cosmic phenomenon from which a handful of humans emerged with super human power. The incident that prompted Project Spitfire to initiate its primary mission. Three live super humans on Earth, and the statistical probability that they will meet becomes intolerable. Spitfire knows such a meeting will yield disastrous results. And they're willing to do anything to keep that from happening.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 4.

NOVA #1

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, penciled by Sean Chen, cover by Adi Granov.

Exploding from the pages of Annihilation, Nova rockets into his own ongoing series! In the wake of the chaotic Annihilation Wave, a desperate galaxy cries out for law and order. In the past, an army of peacekeeping Centurions delivered stability. But the Nova Corps are dead and gone ­ now there is only Richard Rider, the man called Nova. But can a lone human police an entire universe? He has near limitless power ­ now he must do all he can to bring punishment to the wicked, help to the oppressed, and justice for all!

32 pages, $2.99.

RUNAWAYS #25

Written by Joss Whedon, penciled by Michael Ryan, cover by Jo Chen.

The kids start running in a different direction. The new creative team takes the Runaways to the Big Apple. While there, they make surprising allies and even more surprising enemies.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 4.

SILENT WAR #4

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

The pressure builds on Black Bolt. The hawks in the Inhumans council are calling for all-out war and as he struggles to make his fateful decision, Black Bolt finds himself betrayed. As if that weren't enough, a terrible secret from his past is revealed. It's enough to make a man scream.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 25.

SQUADRON SUPREME: HYPERION VS. NIGHTHAWK #4

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

It all comes down to this: The final confrontation between Hyperion and Nighthawk! Will their conflict destroy an entire country -- or save it? All of the mysteries are answered here.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 4.

THUNDERBOLTS #113

Written by Warren Ellis, art by Mike Deodato, cover by Marko Djurdjevic, variant cover by Billy Tan.

"Faith in Monsters," Part 4 of 6. The Thunderbolts get a new mission as a confluence of events moves towards collision. Plus, a look into the life of rogue super hero Ollie Osnick, the Steel Spider!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 11.

THUNDERBOLTS PRESENTS: ZEMO - BORN BETTER #3

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

Zemo the Barbarian? A vicious struggle for control of the family barony is being settled through crossed swords, when Helmut Zemo is yanked through time again -- to post WWI Germany where he meets his Grandfather for the very first time...and learns of his family's involvement in a plot to assassinate Hitler! Meanwhile, in the present day, researcher/Zemo hater Wendell Volker finalizes his plans to return Helmut from his time-tossed state... and all it requires is a little Zemo blood... okay, a lot of Zemo blood.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 11.

WHITE TIGER #6

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

Angela del Toro has learned that surviving death is just part of the nicks, cuts, and bruises that all heroes endure. Though in her case, she had the help of her mystical amulets and her dead uncle Hector, the former White Tiger. Finally recovered from nearly being put in the loss column, she goes on the hunt, starts putting the screws to Chaeyi, and vows to take down the organization once and for all. White Tiger and a few of her masked friends declare war on Cobra, Sano and his father, the Yakuza, and Chaeyi's criminal syndicate. In a series of events that drips with violence, choice, and redemption, the fight becomes a true test of White Tiger's will. Once the smoke clears and blood drips from her hands, there is only death with no real closure. Soon Angela realizes that there's no solace in vengeance, only consequence. And yet with every brutal ending, a darker beginning rises...the future has much in store for the new White Tiger if she can stay alive!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 25.

WONDER MAN #5

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

The mission of the Mighty Avengers' resident ionic powerhouse comes to a close! Wonder Man's goal of transforming Lady Killer into Lady Fair is within reach, but how will America's super human population react to another former villain in their midst? And what is the secret that Wonder Man will take with him to the bleak future he will come to inhabit?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 11.



MARVEL ADVENTURES TITLES

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #12

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

The skies of Earth are a boiling tempest. Tidal waves threaten the coasts. A large dark force draws closer. Is it Armageddon? Naw, that's love in the air, baby... Ego style!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 18.

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #26

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

Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, is having a hard time concentrating in school: he's got to worry about a grumpy teacher, an angry bully, and the ultimate in pest-control - The Spider-Slayer! How can Spider-Man defeat the relentless robot when Peter Parker's supposed to be in class?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 4.

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #23

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

Rama-Tut, the Pharaoh from the Future, has reached through time to kidnap the Thing's girlfriend (who happens to be quite the sculptress) to design his pyramid for him, and only the Four can rescue her!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 11.

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X-MEN TITLES

ASTONISHING X-MEN #22

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

"Unstoppable," part 4 of 6. The X-Men are on the run on Breakworld. Can they keep the warlords of Breakworld from killing Colossus? If his life means the destruction of an entire planet, should they save him?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 11.

CABLE & DEADPOOL #39

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

In his never-ending battle against Truth, Justice and the American Way, Deadpool decides to foil -- yes, we did say foil -- the escalating mercenary cred being gained by his sort-of doppleganger -- yes, we did say doppleganger -- Agent X! But... what will DP do if, in the course of his making a big mess of Agent X's assignment, he finds out that Agent X is working on the side of the good guys? Meanwhile, some very big subplot stuff with Cable that we're not telling you yet! Part 3 of 4.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 11.

EXILES #93

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

While Sabretooth and Slaymaster try to finish each other off in a deadly battle, Psylocke goes head-to-head with Reed Richards. Her mission, to kill this world's last hero. But will the power-crazed Sue Storm beat her to the punch?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 18.

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #8

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

Their latest mission takes the X-Men into one of the world's deadliest jungles, where even the mutant mind of Charles Xavier cannot guide them safely. No, an expedition like this requires a Gorilla Man.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 18.

NEW EXCALIBUR #19

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

"Battle for Eternity," part 2 of 7. Captain Britain faces his darkest foe. Albion has come to save Britain, and in the process, destroy a world! Nocturne is on the ropes, Juggernaut's in love, Dazzler sings the blues, Wisdom sells MAX books, and Sage is stoically beautiful.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 11.

NEW X-MEN #37

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

"The Quest for Magik," prelude. It's story time for the New X-Men, and Blindfold is spinning them a tale that will plunge the students of the Xavier Institute into a hell (or is that Limbo?) they cannot imagine. And what does this have to do with House of M and Illyana Rasputin? Everything!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 11.

WOLVERINE #53

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

"Evolution," part 4. Tthe 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. That stalemate is about to end. For real. The key to victory is eons old, and one of them is about to find it. It's gonna be bloody.

32 pages, $2.99. in stores on April 25.

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #13

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

Wolverine and his son are poised for a battle that will rattle teeth and crack bones. Logan has armed himself with the Carbonadium Synthesizer -- the one weapon that can defeat his son's healing factor. But junior's no dummy either -- he's plotted an ingenious trap to ensnare the father he's never known and return him to Weapon X's control. But what neither of them is expecting is a resurrected threat from Logan's painful past: Cyber!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 11.

UNCANNY X-MEN #485

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

"The Rise and Fall of the Shi'ar Empire," part 11 of 12. Its war! War rages across the entire Shi'Ar Empire! Emperor D'Ken is back and his new right hand man, Vulcan, plans on doing some truly terrible things to Charles Xavier! But the X-Men and Starjammers are en route to save him. This could turn into a suicide mission quicker than you can say M'Kraan!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 4.

X-FACTOR #18

Written by Peter David, penciled by Khoi Pham, cover by Pablo Raimondi.

With Mutant Town under siege and the X-Cell having taken refuge there, X-Factor races both the clock and their own divided allegiances as they try to stave off the very real possibility of every former mutant being rounded up and imprisoned as a potential terrorist. But will they have to reveal their knowledge of M-Day's secret...and, if so, what will the fallout be?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 18.

X-MEN #198

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 April 18.

X-23: TARGET X #5

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

How do you defeat an opponent you can't hurt, much less kill? How do you fight someone that's brutalized you all your life, and enjoys it? X-23 had better figure it out quick, because the assault on X and her newfound family isn't over. Kimura has just entered the battle, and she won't stop until X-23 has been returned to the Facility and her family is dead.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 18.



MAX TITLES

PUNISHER #46

Written by Garth Ennis, pencils by Lan Median, cover by Tm Bradstreet.

Five mob wives want Frank Castle dead -- and they've got the perfect plan to do it. But there's a hitch: Someone wants payback from them. She/s the skeleton in their closet, and she's willing to tap anyone for help. Anyone.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 18.

PUNISHER PRESENTS: BARRACUDA MAX #3

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

The Punisher's wildest foe is back --and 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 ensnared in bloody revolution whose dictator -- Leopoldo Luna -- goes back a ways with Barracuda, and then some. With rebels storming the palace, ŒCuda's gonna need someone to watch his back. Enter: An old friend.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 18.

WISDOM #5

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

All hell breaks loose in London as Wisdom climbs to a stunning climax. Can Pete and MI-13 save the world?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 18.



ICON TITLES

KABUKI #9

Written by David Mack, art and cover by Mack.

"The Alchemy," part 9. The story climaxes in this ultimate resolution and fallout to Kabuki's strike at the Noh. Only one side is left standing as Akemis entire plan unfolds, and a new order emerges. It's a new start for Kabuki and the perfect jumping-on issue for new readers! You've heard about all the awards. You've heard everyone talking about why Kabuki is so amazing and mind-blowing. Now is the chance to see what all the talk is about!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 25.

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ANITA BLAKE VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES HANDBOOK

Written by Derek Ruiz, art and cover by Brett Booth.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Anita Blake! This is your chance to learn all about the Laurell K. Hamilton's famous vampire hunter in the first Anita Blake novel in the series, Guilty Pleasures. Meet all the creatures and characters who appeared in Guilty Pleasures and learn about their power, origins and place in the Anita Universe. This very first guide book into the world of Anita Blake is written in the tradition of the Marvel handbook and featuring the wonderful art of fan favorite Brett Booth.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 18.

RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER VOL. 1 HC

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

In an alternate history of the American frontier, Andrew Jackson is a lawyer from Tennessee, William Henry Harrison has set himself up as governor of Carthage City, and Napoleon is leading an army just south of Detroit. But this is a world where folk magic actually works -- and where a young boy who is the seventh son of a seventh son has the power to shape the world around him at will. This is a tale of Alvin Maker, an extraordinary man who is destined to change the world and build a magnificent Crystal City. But the Unmaker stands in his way, determined to stop Alvin from fulfilling his destiny. And with a violent war brewing between the settlers and the local tribes along the Mizzipy river, Alvin will find himself in more danger than he ever could have imaginedŠ Adapted from the novel by New York Times Best-Selling Author Orson Scott Card, Red Prophet: The Tales of Alvin Maker is an incredible adventure through history and speculation, fusing high fantasy with the spirit of the American Frontier.

164 pages, $19.99, in stores on April 4.

THE HEDGE KNIGHT 2: THE SWORN SWORD #1

Written by George R.R. Martin, adapted by Ben Avery, pencils by Mike S. Miller, cover by Renato Arlem.

The Dabel Brothers continue the story of The Hedge Knight by adapting the next chapter in the series: George R. R. Martin's The Sworn Sword. Featuring the return of the creative duo of Mike S. Miller and Ben Avery, The Sworn Sword tells the story of the adventures of Ser Duncan and his squire one year after their initial meeting at the tournament in Ashford. After traveling the land in search of the puppeteer girl Tanselle, Dunk and Egg find themselves in the charge of Ser Eustace, an aged knight who has accepted Dunk as his sworn sword. But Ser Eustace has another knight in his service who is nothing but trouble, and he will make Dunk's life far more difficult when he rashly attacks a peasant and causes grief to a local noble, the Lady Rohanne Webber. But the Lady Rohanne has problems of her ownŠand she knows the truth about Ser Eustace and the side he took in the battle of Redgrass Field.

32 pages, $2.99.

MAGICIAN: APPRENTICE #8

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

The Riftwar wages on! Pug, Tomas, and the rest of the party have been rescued from certain death by Dolgan, the dwarven chief, and their journey has taken a sharp detour into the mines of Mac Mordain Cadal. And as they travel, Dolgan explains that the Tsurani have already invaded the homes of the goblins and the moredhel, and that nearly 10,000 soldiers are ready to continue their assault on Midkemia. But in the mines, the party is followed by something just as dangerous as the Tsurani armies: a Wraith. And it's ready to split the party into pieces if they let their guard down.

32 pages, $2.99.

MAGICIAN APPRENTICE VOL. 1 HC

Written by Raymond E. Feist, adapted by Bryan J.L. Glass, penciled by Brett Booth and Ryan Stegman, cover by Stegman.

Pug and Tomas are two kitchen boys who dream of being heroes one day in the medieval fantasy world of Midkemia. But as the boys start on the path to manhood and begin their apprenticeships to their respective masters, they one day stumble upon a strange shipwreck and learn that invaders from a strange and distant world have found a way to invade Midkemia through portals known as "rifts" and are preparing for a full scale assault. As Tomas learns to be a soldier and Pug studies the path of a magician, both boys find themselves growing into the heroes they had hoped to become - but growing apart as the effects of the Riftwar change both of their lives forever.

164 pages, $19.99, in stores on April 25.

WYRMS #2

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

Patience feels the urgency of the Cranning Call, but she is forced to stop when her bodyguard, Angel, is seriously wounded in a bandit attack. Rumor has it that a gebling healer may be able to save Angel's life, but only if Angel can wait long enough for the healer to return. But what will happen when the geblings realize the true purpose of Patience's quest?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 18.

RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER #8

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

In an alternate history of the American frontier, Measure Miller has left his brother Alvin behind with the Shaw-Nee leader Ta-Kumsaw so that he can set the people of Wobbish straight before a brewing war between the Red man and the White man comes to be. But on his way back, he runs into a detachment of soldiers from Carthage City who capture him and reveal a stunning secret: Governor William Henry Harrison orchestrated the kidnapping of himself and his brother in an attempt to stir things up. In the meantime, Alvin is still traveling with Ta-Kumsaw, oblivious to the fact that his family believes him kidnapped and killed by the local tribes. Can Alvin and Measure do their part to prevent the war from occurring -- or are they pawns in a bigger game being played by the Unmaker?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 18.



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