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TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2007

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC

Written by Stan Lee, penciled by Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby, cover by Kirby and Dikto, variant cover by Alex Ross.

In 1962, in the pages of a comic book slated for cancellation, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko gave birth to one of the most-enduring icons in American popular media: the one and only Amazing Spider-Man! Turning the concept of a super hero on its head, they imbued the young, guilt-ridden Peter Parker with the fantastic powers of an arachnid and the fantastic pressures of an everyday teenager. The combination was pure magic. During the course of 40 issues of web-slinging, wisecracking wonderment Lee and Ditko built the foundation for 45 years of Spidey spectaculars -- girl trouble; bill trouble; bully trouble; the Daily Bugle; and a cast of friends, family and, of course, super-villains unlike any other!

Completing the entire Stan Lee/Steve Ditko Spider-Man run in one massive volume -- including every page, every pinup and every letters column. Not to mention unused covers, critical essays and bonuses galore!

Marvel went back to its archives to restore each and every page in this volume for painstaking accuracy to the originals.

Collecting Amazing Fantasy #15, Amazing Spider-Man #1-38 and Annual #1-2, Strange Tales Annual #2 and Fantastic Four Annual #1.

1,088 pages, $99.99.

SPIDER-MAN: REIGN PREMIERE HC

Written by Kaare Andrews, pencils and covers by Andrews.

A searing vision of Spider-Man's future). They finally did it. Kicked them to the curb. The "capes and tights" crowd -- there's no place for them in the Big Apple anymore. Peter Parker? He can't even remember what it was like to don the red and blue and swing through the night sky. Doesn't want to, anyway. After all, there's nothing left to fight for, is there? That is until an old "friend" appears on Peter's doorstep, bearing a package and a message -- and everything changes. If it's not Peter's responsibility, then whose is it? Collecting Spider-Man Reign #1-4!

160 pages, $19.99.

SPIDER-MAN VISIONARIES: ROGER STERN VOL. 1 TPB

Written by Roger Stern, Steve Leialoha, Marv Wolfman and Marie Severin, penciled by Mike Zeck, Steve Leialoha, Al Gordon, Jim Mooney, Bruce Patterson, John Romita Jr., Marie Severin, Rick Leonardi and John Byrne, cover by Al Milgrom.

Roger Stern sets his stamp on Spider-Man and his supporting cast with a collection of costumed criminals, would-be alien abductors, and gangsters both local and imported! Featuring new enemies, old enemies and the fall of a hero! A new Prowler unmasked and an old secret revealed! Guest-starring the White Tiger and the Smuggler, later Atlas of the Thunderbolts! Collecting Amazing Spider-Man #206, and Spectacular Spider-Man #43-52 and 54.

256 pages, $24.99.

SPIDER-MAN/BLACK CAT: THE EVIL THAT MEN DO TPB

Written by Kevin Smith, penciled and cover by Terry Dodson.

The mysterious disappearance of an old friend brings Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat, to New York in search of answers and a certain web-slinging ex-lover of hers is following the same trail. How long will it take before they do some...catching up? Collecting Spider-Man/Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do #1-6.

176 pages, $14.99.

SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN: FERAL TPB

Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, penciled by Angel Medina and Clayton Crain, cover by Medina.

A blood-curdling journey into the heart of darkness. Strange changes are coming over Spidey's animalistic foes -- including Dr. Curt Connors, John Jameson and Felicia Hardy awakening the beast that dwells within them all. Sure, Spidey's beaten the Lizard, Man-Wolf and the Black Cat before, but they've never been more vicious than they are now! Collecting Sensational Spider-Man #23-27.

128 pages, $13.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN VOL. 4

Written by Stan Lee and Archie Goodwin, pencils and cover by Gene Colan.

Mr. Tony Stark, the Swingin' '60s Sultan of Science, is back again as none other than the Invincible Iron Man! Brought before the United States Senate to divulge the secrets of Stark Enterprises, the stakes have never been higher for the Iron Avenger. But survival in the halls of government means risking the life of his closest confidante, when the Mandarin mistakes an armored Happy Hogan for the real deal! There's no time for recovery even after a face-off against the many rings of the Mandarin -- because waiting right in the wings are the Mole Man, the Melter and the Crusher! And lemme tell ya, executive privilege don't mean nuts to these ne'er-do-wells! With a return adventure to Vietnam, the communist terror of the Titanium Man and the evil ideologues of A.I.M. lined up in a row after that, you can bet your bottom dollar that it'll be an action-packed ride straight through to the debut of Iron Man's very own solo-series! Collecting Tales of Suspense #84-99, Iron Man & Sub-Mariner #1 and Iron Man (Vol. 1) #1.

256 pages, $54.99.

ETERNALS BY NEIL GAIMAN HC

Written by Neil Gaiman, art and cover by John Romita Jr.

You are thousands of years old. You have amazing powers. You have watched civilizations rise and fall. So why does no one remember any of this? A tale that will change the Eternals and the Marvel Universe forever! Collecting Eternals #1-7.

256 pages, $29.99.

ANNIHILATION BOOK 2 HC

Written by Keith Giffen, Javier Grillo-Marxuach and Simon Furman, penciled by Renato Arlem, Jorge Lucas and Greg Titus, cover by Gabriele Dell'otto.

The epic collection of the cosmic event continues, as the the Annihilation Wave targets Galactus' ex-heralds! Hunted by beings every bit as powerful as himself, the Silver Surfer must find a way to unite the one-time heralds against a common foe. But can even the combined cosmic might of those who served Galactus stand against these powerful beings!? Meanwhile, no longer recognized as "Accuser," Ronan himself has been accused, tried and stripped of his rank. Now, he's out to clear his name! And finally, from one of the writers of ABC's Lost comes a new vision of a venerable villain as Super-Skrull brings his devious cunning to bear on an unstoppable enemy! Super-Skrull bursts into the frontline of the war against the Annihilation Wave, taking the fight to the enemy in his own ruthless way! Collecting Silver Surfer #1-4, Super Skrull #1-4 and Ronan #1-4.

312 pages, $29.99.

RUNAWAYS VOL. 3 HC

Written by Brian K. Vaughan, penciled by Adrian Alphona and Mike Norton, cover by Alphona.

This deluxe hardcover collects Runaways Vol. 6: Parental Guidance and Runaways Vol. 7: Live Fast, plus extras. In Parental Guidance, the secret super-villain society is back, but this all-new group isn't made up of the Runaways' evil parents. Who are these shadowy players, and what do they want with the Marvel Universe's next generation of heroes? Plus: When the youngest member of the Runaways is separated from her teammates, Molly Hayes must survive a night alone on the mean streets of Los Angeles! The eleven-year-old mutant girl soon hooks up with a new group of runaways, but is their mysterious leader a hero or a villain? And in Live Fast, 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 #13-24.

272 pages, $24.99.

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL VOL. 1: CIVIL WAR PREMIERE HC

Written by Matt Fraction, penciled by Ariel Olivetti and Mike Deodato Jr., cover by Ariel Olivetti.

Hey, there, Marvel Universe. He's back with a vengeance. Taking no prisoners. Literally. With Civil War in full throttle mode, Frank Castle is feeling the heat. His safe houses have been raided and his munitions seized, and he's square in the crosshairs of a Marvel Universe big gun who always gets his man. Until now, this wasn't Frank's war. But when spandex-clad baddies start carrying badges -- well, let's just say that's something the Punisher can't abide. Collecting Punisher War Journal #1-4, plus the black-and-white edition of issue #1

144 pages, $19.99.

AGENTS OF ATLAS PREMIERE HC

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

The spy. The spaceman. The goddess. The robot. The gorilla. During the late 1950s, the U.S. government allowed FBI Special Agent Jimmy Woo to forge a team of unlikely heroes. Together, they stormed the fortress of a criminal mastermind to rescue President Eisenhower but the group disbanded soon after. Now, almost 50 years later, an unauthorized S.H.I.E.L.D. mission goes down in flames -- and from the ashes arise forces from the Golden Age of Marvel! Collecting Agents of Atlas #1-6 -- plus the Agents' first appearances in stories from Yellow Claw #1 (Jimmy Woo; October 1956), Menace #11 (Human Robot; May 1954), Venus #1 (August 1948), Marvel Mystery Comics #82 (Namora; May 1947), Marvel Boy #1 (December 1950), Men's Adventures #26 (Gorilla Man; March 1954) and What If? #9 (1950s Avengers; June 1978). Also featuring blogs, creator interviews, character designs and other extras!

256 pages, $24.99.

SPIDER-GIRL VOL. 8: DUTY CALLS DIGEST

Written by Tom DeFalco, pencils and cover by Pat Olliffe.

Wall-crawling gets crowded when a new Spider-Man and Scarlet Spider swing into action, and the one true web-slinger joins Spider-Girl to clear up the costumed clonery! Plus: One of Spider-Girl's longtime foes meets his doom, prompting his family into vengeful action! And introducing the MC-2 incarnation of the New Warriors! Collecting Spider-Girl #39-44.

144 pages, $7.99.

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 5: ALL 4 ONE, 4 FOR ALL DIGEST

Written by Zeb Wells, pencils and cover by Kano.

All adventure, all action, for all ages! Join Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch and the Thing for a wild ride of all-new, unforgettable exploits! Featuring the Absorbing Man, Arcade, Iceman of the X-Men...and Sue Storm, Secret Agent!? Collecting Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #17-20.

96 pages, $6.99.

CIVIL WAR: CAPTAIN AMERICA TPB

Written by Ed Brubaker, penciled by Mike Perkins and Lee Weeks, cover by Steve Epting.

Captain America has fallen into a clash with his government and his friends, and the people close to him are paying the price. The life of Cap's girlfriend, Agent 13, is torn apart as her superiors use her divided loyalties against her. Elsewhere, a new villain emerges; the Red Skull begins to make himself known; and the Winter Soldier again comes face-to-face with Cap. But which side will he choose? Plus: James Buchanan Barnes, Captain America's one-time partner Bucky, faces his first Christmas of the 21st century -- and the truth of the terrible things he was forced to do as the Winter Soldier. And with Cap caught in a conflict he can neither take a side of -- or understand -- what moves can he make to try to redeem himself?! Collecting Captain America #22-24 and the Winter Soldier: Winter Kills one-shot.

112 pages, $11.99.

CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE BOOKS 1 & 2 TPB

Written by Paul Jenkins, penciled by Ramon Bachs, Steve Lieber, Lee Weeks and more, covers by John Watson.

In "Embedded," there's a truth buried deep in the heart of every war, and reporters Sally Floyd and Ben Urich will be there, uncovering that truth in the midst of the biggest conflagration in the Marvel Universe! In the wake of the Stamford disaster, the public cries out for super hero registration. Are the costumed heroes of the Marvel Universe protectors or ticking time bombs? Find out here! And in "The Accused", the lone survivor of the team that caused the Stamford tragedy has been found. But living through one of the worst super human disasters in history may be the worst thing that could happen, as this vilified hero is placed under arrest for the deaths of an entire town. Unfortunately, the trouble's just beginning. Also featuring "Sleeper Cell," starring Wonder Man, and true tales of war time in "Correspondence." Collecting Civil War: Front Line #1-6 and Civil War: Front Line #7-11.

Book 1: 208 pages, $14.99; Book 2: 176 pages, $14.99.

CIVIL WAR: PETER PARKER, SPIDER-MAN TPB

Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, penciled by Angel Medina, Clayton Crain and Sean Chen, cover by Crain.

The War has begun, sides have been chosen, and the die has been cast! With the repercussions of recent events in Civil War spreading across the Marvel Universe, see how every action can have enormous consequences -- even in Peter Parker's life. Collecting Sensational Spider-Man #28-34.

168 pages, $17.99.

CIVIL WAR: X-MEN TPB

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

Enough is enough! The tension between the X-Men, the 198 and the O*N*E* has finally reached a breaking point. As Civil War rips apart the Marvel Universe, the X-Men also find themselves crumbling from the inside out. Will they admit defeat, or will they finally start to fight back? Collecting Civil War: X-Men #1-4.

112 pages, $11.99.

HEROES FOR HIRE VOL. 1: CIVIL WAR TPB

Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, penciled by Billy Tucci and Francis Portela, cover by Tucci.

As Civil War rages throughout the Marvel Universe, an unlikely group of heroes have gathered together to hunt down and capture criminals who refuse to sign the Registration Act. In response to the overwhelming number of masked fugitives on the loose, Misty Knight and Colleen Wing use their bail-bonds skills, underworld connections and government funding to lead an all-new Heroes for Hire into battle. Action, adventure, crime, beautiful women and Kung Fu chaos come together in this explosive new saga from writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, with art by Billy Tucci! Featuring Black Cat; Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu; Paladin; Misty Knight; Colleen Wing; and the all-new Tarantula. Collecting Heroes for Hire #1-5.

120 pages, $13.99.

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS VOL. 1 - BORN IN BLOOD TPB

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

Picking up where House of M and Wolverine: Origins & Endings left off! Armed with the one thing that could kill him, as well as key clues to his very existence, Logan embarks on the first leg of a long and bloody quest for vengeance against those who once enslaved him. No longer feeling the need to play it quiet, Logan's first strike elicits a Condition Critical response from the U.S. government. With no other choice, they drop their bomb -- and you won't believe who it is! When Logan hits D.C., someone's going to be waiting for him. Collecting Wolverine: Origins #1-5.

128 pages, $13.99.

DAREDEVIL: THE DEVIL, INSIDE AND OUT VOL. 2 TPB

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

Daredevil's search for the truth leads him out of the country, on a swashbuckling noir adventure that hasn't been seen in the pages of DD for years! But is this the other DD, or the original? Only time will tell, as the hit new DD creative team of Brubaker and Lark dive straight into their second story. Plus: a special episode focusing on Daredevil's recently deceased best friend, Foggy Nelson. Did we really know all there is to know about Foggy? What remains hidden in the life of this man, that could still affect Matt Murdock's fate to this day? Collecting Daredevil #88-93.

144 pages, $14.99.

YOUNG AVENGERS VOL. 2: FAMILY MATTERS TPB

Written by Allan Heinberg, penciled by Jim Cheung, Andrea DiVito, Michael Gaydos, Neal Adams, Gene Ha, Jae Lee, Bill Sienkiewicz and Pasqual Ferry, cover by Jim Cheung.

The newly reconfigured Young Avengers prepare to make their public debut -- but first they have to face a threat more powerful than Kang the Conqueror, more dangerous than Mr. Hyde and more cunning than the Masters of Evil: their parents. For these brand-new super heroes, fighting super-villains is child's play compared to maintaining their alter egos! Plus: The Young Avengers meet a familiar-looking teenage super human who just may be the key to their uncovering the truth about Wiccan's parentage and secret origin. Meanwhile, Hulkling's quest to discover the exact nature of his tie to the Avengers is interrupted when the Young Avengers finds themselves at war with one of the oldest and most powerful alien races in the Marvel Universe. The search for the truth yields more reversals and revelations than the team can handle! And finally, discover the secret history of the Young Avengers when Jessica Jones and Kat Farrell investigate the kids' origins for a special issue of The Pulse. Who were they and what were their lives like before they met Iron Lad? And what is the future of the team without him? Collecting Young Avengers #7-12 and The Young Avengers Special.

184 pages, $17.99.

CABLE & DEADPOOL VOL. 6: PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS TPB

Written by Fabian Nicieza, penciled by Staz Johnson and Reilly Brown, cover by Rob Liefeld.

With Civil War tearing the Marvel Universe apart, only one man can sew it back together: Deadpool? Well, who else would make the perfect mercenary hero-hunter? In an effort to do his part, Deadpool crosses paths with the Great Lakes Avengers, and slices and dices his way to Daredevil, the Man Without Fear! Plus: What happens when the Merc with a Mouth faces the Sightless Scarlet Sentry? And where does Cable stand in all this? Where he always does: pretending he's above the fray. Then why is he having a secret meeting with Captain America? Collecting Cable & Deadpool #30-36.

168 pages, $17.99.

PUNISHER MAX VOL. 7: MAN OF STONE TPB

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

The last time General Nikolai Alexandrovich Zakharov encountered Frank Castle, the two men were playing chicken with a dozen nuclear warheads over Moscow. Since then, well, let's just say Zakharov's not the type to forgive and forget. When a mutual enemy of Castle comes with the perfect plan to lure Frank out of his hole, Zakharvo is all ears. That man is Rawlins. His bait? His former wife and sometime Castle flame: O'Brien. Collecting Punisher #37-42.

144 pages, $15.99.

ALPHA FLIGHT CLASSIC VOL. 1 TPB

Written by John Byrne, pencils and cover by Byrne.

Guardian! Shaman! Snowbird! Aurora! Northstar! Puck! Marrina! Sasquatch! Exploding from the pages of X-MEN, Alpha Flight goes solo! Canada's premier super human strike force, Alpha Flight was brought together by Department H for the greater good of humankind, to battle injustice and evil forces across the globe -- including the Master of the World, Tundra, Kolomaq, Deadly Ernest and Delphine Courtney! Featuring cameos by the Sub-Mariner, Invisible Woman, Wolverine and Nightcrawler! Collecting Alpha Flight #1-8.

208 pages, $24.99.

ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN VOL. 8 TPB

Written by Len Wein, Bill Mantlo, Marv Wolfman, Archie Goodwin and Stan Lee, penciled by Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Dave Hunt, Frank Giacoia, Jim Mooney, Tony Dezuniga, Sal Buscema, Don Perlin and Larry Lieber, cover by Andru.

Spider-Man is as amazing as ever against adversarial alumni like the Lizard and the Kingpin, as well as up-and-coming enemies such as Stegron and Jigsaw -- with the lesser-known larcenies of the Big Wheel and the Spider-Squad to fill his spare time! Featuring the first appearances of Rocket Racer and Will O 'the Wisp! Forgotten chapters from the Green Goblin legacy and the Clone Saga! Spider-Man's origin and Peter Parker's college graduation! And J. Jonah Jameson at his best and worst! Guest-starring the Punisher, Nova the Human Rocket, the Human Torch and the X-Men! Collecting Amazing Spider-Man #161-185 and Annual #11, Giant-Size Spider-Man #6 and Nova #12.

512 pages, $16.99.



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