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TUESDAY, JULY 17 2007

MARVEL COMICS FOR OCTOBER

ULTIMATE TITLES

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #47

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

"Ghosts," part 1 of 3. Susan Storm -- the Invisible Woman -- is headed toward a conference in Siberia when her helicopter is shot down for reasons unknown. With her survival in doubt, Reed Richards must abandon his completion of the Cosmic Cube at its most crucial time to confront none other than -- the Ultimate Crimson Dynamo.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

ULTIMATE POWER #9

Written by Jeph Loeb, pencils and cover by Greg Land.

The final chapter in this lauded limited series finds the two teams -- the Ultimates and the Squadron Supreme poised for the cataclysmic climax that will decide the fate of two worlds!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #115

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils and cover by Stuart Immonen.

Norman Osborn -- the Green Goblin -- has escaped the Triskelion and is headed toward Trump Tower! A team of federal agents is on his tail, determined to take Norman down once and for all! And leading that team is none other than -- Spider-Man: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.! How did this happen and what does it all mean? You know you've got no choice but to read this one fast!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

ULTIMATE X-MEN #87

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

"Sentinels," part 4 of 5. Things get deadly as Dazzler and Pyro infiltrate the Mutant Liberation Front-- only to find a dark secret about the organization! Meanwhile, the rest of the team are left to discover just how advanced these new Sentinels are... as Bishop's life hangs in the balance!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

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SPIDER-MAN TITLES

SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #41

Written by J. Michael Straczynski, with art and cover by Joe Quesada and a variant cover by Marko Djurdjevic.

"One More Day," part 3. After this, nothing will be the same for Peter Parker! The stakes have never been higher. At his darkest hours -- and he's had plenty -- Peter has always had one shoulder to lean on, one person who'd remind him who he is, who he was, and who he can be. Now he's about to lose that person.

48 pages, $3.99. in stores on Oct. 10.

SPIDER-MAN/RED SONJA #3

Written by Michael Avon Oeming, art by Mel Rubi, cover by Michael Turner.

If Spider-Man vs. Red Sonja wasn't enough, now it's Kulan Gath vs. Venom! Our heroes' worst foes collide -- but who will emerge victorious? What will this mean for the Wall-Crawler and the She-Devil with a sword? Which three members of the Web-Slinger's rogues gallery have also joined the chaos? And have we mentioned that if Red Sonja dies, so does Mary Jane?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #13

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

³I, Hobgoblin!² While Spider-Girl deals with the guilt over what happened to her baby brother, the Hobgoblin narrates this issue as he cements his plans for a gang war with the Black Tarantula.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #5

Written by Kevin Grevioux, penciled by Rick Burchett, cover by Takeshi Miyazawa.

Why buy a 22-page book when you can get 104!? We're coming at you with an all-new untold tale featuring Spidey and that magical master, Dr. Strange! The good Doc ain't feeling so well, so here's hoping ol' Web Head can cure what ails him in time to fight off every mystical demon in the universe! plus, a backup story featuring Man-Wolf, plus classic archive material, plus Spider-Man J!

104 pages, $4.99.



ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST TITLES

ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST -- QUASAR #4

Written by Christos Gage, penciled by Mike Lilly, cover by Matt Wilson.

The entire Conquest event changes here ­ in the hands of the daughter of Captain Marvel! Quasar and the former Avenger Moondragon have closed in on the supposed savior of the Kree -- but will the Super-Adaptoid beat them to their quarry? And just who or what is the object of their quest? The answers lie in the issue that leads directly into Annihilation: Conquest #1!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST -- STAR-LORD #4

Written by Keith Giffen, pencile by Timothy Green III, cover by Nic Klein.

Will Peter Quill and his ragtag squad succeed in their adventure ­ or is it truly a suicide mission? Hordes of the Phalanx close in on Star-Lord, Bug, Captain Universe, Deathcry, Groot, Mantis and Rocket Raccoon­and one may make the supreme sacrifice! You loved him in the Annihilation: Conquest Prologue­now find out Star-Lord's last act before Annihilation: Conquest #1!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST-- ­ WRAITH #4

Written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, art by Kyle Hotz, cover by Clint Langley.

Wraith and Ronan -- the collision course ends here! Okay, Annihilation fans, if an appearance of the Accuser isn't enough for you, how about the Super-Skrull? What, you thought the Avengers cornered the market on the Skrulls? Also, which Annihilation character is pulling the strings of Marvel's gothic gunslinger?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

NOVA #7

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

The next phase in the NOVA series is set up in this conquest chapter! What has Gamora­now a special Select agent of the Phalanx -- done to Rich Rider? Has the Worldmind fallen into the hands of the tyrannical tech race? And which Annihilation character returns to alter Nova's role in Annihilation: Conquest?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.



MARVEL KNIGHTS TITLES

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE CHOSEN #3

Written by David Morrell, pencils by Mitch Breitweiser, covers by Breitweiser and Travis Charest.

A groundbreaking new vision of Captain America as you've never seen him, in this six-issue Marvel Knights mini-series in the vein of Spider-Man: Reign and Silver Surfer: Requiem. Steeped in the life-or-death tension of insurrectionist combat, is the young Marine Corporal James Newman really fighting side by side with Captain America, or is it all in his mind? And is Cap actuallyŠdying?

32 pages, $3.99.



MARVEL HEROES TITLES

AVENGERS CLASSIC #5

Written by Stan Lee and Dwayne McDuffie, penciled by Jack Kirby Michael Avon Oeming, cover by Arthur Adams.Another epic in the annals of the strongest super-team of all! Witness the mighty Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Giant-Man and the wonderful Wasp defend against the incredible Hulk and ³The Invasion of the Lava Men!²Ša tale only Stan and Jack could tell! Plus: An all-new story written by Dwayne McDuffie spotlighting Cap and Thor's earliest partnership!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #6

Written by Dan Slott, penciled by Steve Uy, covers by Stefano Caselli.

"Triple Threat" When the Vulturians make off with some of our government's most classified secrets, it's up to the Scarlet Spiders to take them down before they can pass them off to a foreign power. By the time this adventure is over, expect to learn the identity of at least one of the men behind the Iron Spider masks! Plus an appearance by a mystery Spidey villain. And Spider-Man fans take note: This issue features a very important Pre-One More Day appearance by Peter Parker!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #30

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

The Winter Soldier held prisoner by the Red Skull. While Sharon and the Falcon race to his rescue, about to cross paths with the Mighty Avenger that Tony Stark has sent hunting the rogue hero -- the Black Widow! Will the Red Skull kill both Cap and Bucky? It's anyone's guess, as the second arc of the "Death of Captain America" storyline opens with a bang!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

CIVIL WAR CHRONICLES #4

Written by J. Michael Straczynski and Mark Millar, penciled by Ron Garney and Steve McNiven, cover by Garney.

Experience CIVIL WAR and its major tie-ins from CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE and FANTASTIC FOUR in chronological order! Reporters Sally Floyd and Ben Urich begin to unravel the truth behind the biggest conflagration in the Marvel Universe, while the lone survivor of the team that caused the Stamford tragedy has been foundŠand placed under arrest! Also, one member of the FF lies hospitalized and another member of the team is secretly helping the opposition! Collecting CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE (Embedded/Accused) #5, FANTASTIC FOUR #538 and CIVIL WAR #3.

72 pages, $4.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

DAREDEVIL ANNUAL #1

Written by Ed Brubaker and Ande Parks, penciled by Roy Allen Hernandez, cover by Marko Djurdjevic.

Daredevil's having a tough week. A flu bug has rendered his radar power useless, a Yakuza gang is trying to reclaim their power in Hell's Kitchen, and there's a murder to be solved. Now, he has to deal with a visitor from his time in prison­Carlos LaMuerto, a.k.a. the Black Tarantula. Carlos has been released, and he's looking to Matt Murdock for some help in setting up a new life on the outside. Will Murdock and LaMuerto end up as allies, or foes? Will Black Tarantula really go straight, or will his inner demons lure him back to his crime-lord past?

48 pages, $3.99.

FANTASTIC FOUR #551

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

The original Fantastic Four is together again, just in time to cross paths with a hero who has traveled twenty years into the past in a desperate attempt to save his future from Reed Richards, the madman who is about to change the face of the planet. Oh, and the hero who has come back to save the world? His name is Doctor Doom.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

FANTASTIC FOUR AND POWER PACK #4

Written by Fred Van Lente, pencils and cover by Gurihiru.

The FANTASTIC FOUR has been commanded to destroy Power Pack ... by FRANKLIN RICHARDS?!? The full horror of Dr. Doom's master plan is revealed! The world hangs in the balance! And, worst of all, by the end of this issue, one of these heroes will be grounded! But which one?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

GHOST RIDER #16

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

"Revelations," part 3 of 6. With only a few ³pieces² of Lucifer left to destroy, Ghost Rider comes face-to-face with ³the one that got away²Šas well as the fact that he can't do anything to stop him! With the lives of innocent children hanging in the balance, Ghost Rider must race against the clock to save both them and‹as if that weren't enough‹the entire mortal plane, as well! Meanwhile, two new combatants have entered the fray: Vraniel and Emmael. Ghost Rider needs help--but are they the answer to his prayers? They are, after all, angelsŠ

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

HEROES FOR HIRE #15

Written by Zeb Wells, art by Alvin Lee, cover by Francis Tsai.

What kind of horrible impact does the World War Hulk event have on our heroes? Who will live? Who will die? Who will get mad and quit? The unexpected conclusion to a 5-part story designed to knock your socks and your toe nails off!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

HOWARD THE DUCK #1

Written by Ty Templeton, art and cover by Juan Bobillo.

Marvel's favorite furious fowl, Howard, and his faithful friend with benefits, Beverly, begin their journey to destroy the internet, radio and television, in this all new mini-series. See Howard face mighty hunters with mighty guns on MeTube! See Beverly in nothing but fig leaves! See grown men dressed as bunnies! And who is that giant headed guy taking A.I.M. at our heroes? HINT: It starts with "MODO‹"

32 pages, $2.99.

IMMORTAL IRON FIST #10

Written by Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction, pencils by David Aja, cover by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic.

The kung fu tournament to end all tournaments continues in this, the third part of The Seven Capital Cities of Heaven. Davos and Crane Mother's conspiracy to crush K'un-Lun and the Iron Fist legacy once and for all springs to life. The Heroes for Hire continue tracking the rogue Hydra cell across the snow-swept Himalayas. The wicked Bride of Nine Spiders spins her terrible web. America continues to fall in love with Fat Cobra. And Danny Rand returns to the fight, armed now with the long-lost life story of Orson Randall, the Last Iron Fist. Will he be too late?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

IRON MAN #23

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

Plagued by the ghosts of his past, Iron Man continues his investigation into the tragedy in Omaha despite being pressured by the Commission on Superhuman Activities to close the case. But troubling questions remain unanswered. Who is really behind Gadget's murder, and what marked her for death? The only witness is a madman named Graviton.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

IRON MAN: ENTER THE MANDARIN #2

Written by Joe Casey, pencils and cover by Eric Canete.

Warming up for the 2008 movie -- find out exactly how Iron Man's deadliest nemesis came to be. A tale from the early days of the Marvel Universe, this mini-series contains secrets never-before-revealed of the first meeting between the Golden Avenger and the global terrorist known only as the Mandarin! What really happened during that first encounter? Even if you've read the original comics, you only know half of the story!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 17.

MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #2

Written by Marc Guggenheim, Stuart Immonen, Kathryn Immonen, M. Zachary Sherman and Rich Koslowski, penciled by Dave Wilkins, Stuart Immonen and Khoi Pham, cover By Stuart Immonen.

Hellcat leaps into action coming face-to-face with her darkest nightmare -- herself? And if one man could single-handedly take down a S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, it's -- Taskmaster! Meanwhile, the mystery deepens, as we learn more about a secret team, dedicated to the ideals of Captain AmericaŠin a manner of speaking. And if that weren't enough-- who is -- what is -- Weapon Omega?

48 pages, $3.99.

MIGHTY AVENGERS #6

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

The shocking conclusion to the Ultron terror as the Avengers reassemble and go on the offensive. It's now or never for an Ultron butt-kicking. How on Earth will Tony Stark survive this? And how does this connect to the startling Skrull infestation that may have taken over the Marvel Universe? The next big clue to the truth is here!

32 pages, $2.99.

MS. MARVEL #20

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

The conclusion of the Puppet Master. In the heart of South America, Ms. Marvel goes toe-to-toe with a giant as she tries to put an end to Puppet Master's final grab at glory ­ while facing the possibility of losing one of the people she cares most about in the world! Death, destruction and special guest star Stature of the Young Avengers, all in this issue!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

MYTHOS: FANTASTIC FOUR

Written by Paul Jenkins, art and cover by Paolo Rivera.

The prestigious Mythos format returns as we find out how Marvel's First Family became the team they are today! Paul Jenkins tells the tale while Paolo Rivera delivers the fully painted origin of the Fantastic Four.

32 pages, $3.99.

NEW AVENGERS #35

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

The Hood makes his play for the big time by gathering the most ruthless rogues gallery of evil the Marvel Universe has ever seen. What does a guy who wants to be the "Kingpin of all super-villains" do to make his point? You have to see it to believe it. Guest-Starring Tigra.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

NEW AVENGERS/TRANSFORMERS #4

Written by Stuart Moore, art by Tyler Kirkham, cover by Tom Raney.

This is it, the finale to the meeting between the robots with more than meets the eye and Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Last issue saw Iron Man shake things up in a giant way, and now all the players­the Avengers, the Autobots and the Decepticons­come together as two nations stand on the brink of nuclear Armageddon! What roll will Dr. Doom play in this final chapter? It's comics' most popular super team, the FF's #1 villain, and the world-famous robots all in one frenzied finale!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

NEW WARRIORS #5

Written by Kevin Grevioux, penciled by Paco Medina, cover by Nic Klein.

The Zodiac strikes back as Sofia performs a heroic deed, and pays for it dearly! Night Thrasher's world crumbles as one of the New Warriors dies on his watch. Is this the end of the New Warriors? And what is Tony Stark's next plan to bring the team to the side of justice?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

OMEGA: THE UNKNOWN #1

Written by Jonathan Lethem with Karl Rusnak, art by Farel Dalyrmple and Paul Hornschemeir.

The story of a mute, reluctant superhero from another planet, and the earthly teenager with whom he shares a strange destiny -- and the legion of robots and nanoviruses that have been sent from afar to hunt the two of them down. Created in 1975 by Steve Gerber and Mary Skrenes, the original Omega The Unknown lasted only 10 issues but was a legend to those who recall it -- an ahead-of-its-time tale of an anti-hero, inflected with brilliant ambiguity. One of Omega's teenage fans was novelist Jonathan Lethem, who has used the original as a springboard for a strange, funny, and moving graphic novel in 10 chapters.

32 pages, $2.99.

PENANCE: RELENTLESS #2

Written by Paul Jenkins, art and cover by Paul Gulacy.

The most hated man in America has now become the most dangerous man in America. After going AWOL from the Thunderbolts, Robbie Baldwin hunts down the one man who can help him get what he needs as the C.S.A. and S.H.I.E.L.D. scramble to figure out exactly what the hero formerly known as Speedball is after.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #12

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

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

SHANNA THE SHE-DEVIL: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST #3

Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, pencils and cover by Khari Evans.

As if things couldn't get any worse, Shanna the She-Devil and her band of merry pirates have been captured by Nazi Neanderthals and must battle for their lives against a pair of man-eating sabertooth tigers in a prehistoric gladiatorial death match! Meanwhile, the Hong Kong gangsters plot their revenge, but run into a snag when dozens of curious raptors enter the fray...

32 pages, $2.99.

SHE-HULK #22

Written by Peter David, penciled by Shawn Mall, cover by Mike Deodato.

"Jaded." It's a new direction for the lean, green fighting machine as longtime Hulk writer Peter David takes the helm as the world's most dangerous lawyer takes on the world's most dangerous job. Be here nowŠor She-Hulk Smash!

32 pages, $2.99.

THE ORDER #4

Written by Matt Fraction, pencils and cover by Barry Kitson.

Scientifically augmented zombie mutantŠmeatŠthingsŠcontinue their messy rampage through Los Angeles, and it falls to the Order not just to stop the attack, but to figure out the horrible truth behind it all. Meanwhile, how do you solve a super-murder? Is there a CSI for super heroes? There is now. And through it all, some of the gang start to realize that even though they want to save the world, they might not have it in them. What then? The pressures of performing start to eat away at the Order as, joy of joys, they get evicted from the Bradbury.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

SUB-MARINER #5

Written by Matt Cherniss and Peter Johnson, penciled by Phil Briones, cover by David Finch.

Time is running for the monarch of the seas! Wolverine and Professor X could offer no help; the Atlantean terrorists responsible for the destruction of an entire U.S. town stand ready to strike the surface again; Iron Man, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., is poised to invade Atlantis; traitors within the kingdom are about to topple the Sub-Mariner's rule...and before Namor can confront any of these problems, he has to survive fighting Venom and the Thunderbolts! But which of Namor's countless enemies will be responsible for the destruction of Atlantis?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP/M.O.D.O.K.'S 11 #4

Written by Fred Van Lente, penciled by Francis Portela, cover by Marko Djurdjevic.

After barely making it out of the Infinicide's fortress alive, the surviving members of M.O.D.O.K.'s team discover their score has been stolen from them ­ by the son of the MANDARIN! To make matters worse, Puma has lost his powers, the Living Laser is about to merge with the universe, Rocket Racer can't work up the nerve to ask Nightshade out on a date, and A.I.M. is poised to make its move against them. Fortunately, there's no greater way to foster team unity than to track down and beat the stuffing out of the guy who ripped off the most powerful weapon in the universe from you after you spent so much time and energy stealing it in the first place.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

THOR #4

Written by J. Michael Straczynski, pencils and cover by Olivier Coipel, variant cover by Lee Berjemo.

Thor has come back from the void­he's reclaimed Mjolnir and summoned the lightning­and he's rebuilt Asgard from the ground upŠliterally! But who will populate the home of the gods? The Odinson's search for his fellow deities spans the earthly plane of MidgardŠand you won't believe where he finds them!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

THUNDERBOLTS: #118

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

With his life spiraling downwards, can superhuman psychiatrist Doc Samson pull Penance away from the brink? And who on the Thunderbolts could hate the gamma-irradiated doctor more than the man he's trying to help?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

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WORLD WAR HULK TITLES

WORLD WAR HULK #5

Written by Greg Pak, art by John Romita Jr., cover by David Finch, variant by Romita.

The millennium's most massive Marvel smashfest careens towards its cataclysmic conclusion! Four so-called Marvel "heroes" shot the Hulk into space. Their exploding shuttle destroyed his people and pregnant queen. And the Hulk has taught them what their arrogance has wrought. But now the Hulk faces the puny humans' greatest champion. And as the terrible battle rages, who will stand revealed as the hero -- and who will be proved the monster? Who knows the difference between vengeance and justice? And who will pay the terrible price of anger?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

WORLD WAR HULK: FRONT LINE #6

Written by Paul Jenkins, penciled by Ramon Bachs, Shawn Martinbrough and Chris Moreno, cover by John Watson.

Final issue. Reporters Ben Urich and Sally Floyd are on the scene of the Hulk's war on Earth -- but will they get caught in the crossfire? Also, detective Danny Granville and Hulk's warbound ally Korg expose the truth behind the death of ARCH-E-5912! Is there a murderer in their midst?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

INCREDIBLE HULK #111

Written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, art by Khoi Pham, cover by Art Adams.

Classified information.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

WORLD WAR HULK: GAMMA CORPS #4

Written by Frank Tieri, pencils by Carlos Ferreira, cover by Stephane Roux.

Picking up the pieces from last issue's developments, we learn the truth behind the Gamma Corps and their enigmatic leader, the man called Grey. While vengeance is what has driven his fellow Corps members and even the Hulk himself these past few days, is this what drives him as well -- or is his reason for wanting the Hulk dead far more complex than that? And what does all this have to do with the Illuminati?

32 pages, $2.99.

WHAT IF? PLANET HULK

Written by Greg Pak, penciled by Rafa Sandovarl and Cafu, cover by Carlo Pagulayan.

Last year, a group of Marvel heroes decided the Hulk was too dangerous for Earth, tricked him into a shuttle, and shot him into space. After the Hulk rose from slave to gladiator to conquering emperor on the savage planet of Sakaar, the shuttle exploded -- destroying the Hulk's people and his pregnant queen. And the entire Marvel Universe knows what happened next as the Hulk returned to wreak his terrible vengeance in the pages of "World War Hulk." But what if the Hulk had landed on the peaceful planet the Marvel heroes originally intended? What if Banner had landed on Sakaar instead of the Hulk? And what if the Hulk's warrior bride Caiera the Oldstrong had come to Earth seeking vengeance instead of her husband? Three tales of what could have been from the writer of the "Planet Hulk" and "World War Hulk" epics.

48 pages, $3.99.



MARVEL ADVENTURES TITLES

MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #4

Written by Paul Benjamin, art by David Nakayama, cover by David Williams.

When it comes to capturing the Hulk, General Ross doesn't fool around. He's recruited the nuclear powered villain Radioactive Man and he's also outfitted Madrox the Multiple Man with a Hulkbuster exoskeleton that duplicates when he does. But the Hulk's not the only one in trouble when their mountainside battle triggers an avalanche that threatens an entire town.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #6

Written by Fred Van Lente, art by James Cordeiro, cover by Skottie Young.

Iron Man dons his SPACE ARMOR to rescue a Stark orbital platform from his old enemy, the LIVING LASER ­ but during their zero-G battle they unleash an even deadlier threat: the all-new, all-terrifying SWARM! This sentient cloud of nanobots wants to consume and convert every bit of matter in its path ­ including Earth itself! Shellhead and Laser must forge an uneasy alliance to stop Swarm from laying waste to the planet

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #17

Written by Ty Templeton, art by Roman Cliquet, cover by Tom Grummett.

Ok, you're a super hero. And you've got to fight a robot. But while the robot can punch and blast you with lasers, YOU can't touch him. That's a problem, right? That's what the Avengers are up against when they encounter The Vision!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #32

Written by Peter David, art by Pop Mhan, cover by Patrick Scherberger.

Spidey fights Hyrdro-Man!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #29

Written by Steve Niles, pencils and cover by Leonard Kirk.

Hmmmm..can't remember...Hulk Knit! No, that's not right. Hulk Bake Muffins! Nope, nope...Oh! I know...Hulk Smash!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

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X-MEN TITLES

CABLE & DEADPOOL #46

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

Since Deadpool is twice as much trouble as anyone in the Marvel Universe, the only logical people who could possibly rescue him and Bob, Agent of Hydra, from their temporal tantrum are... the Fantastic Eight? Twice the guest stars! Twice the fun!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

EXILES #99

Written by Chris Claremont, penciled by Clayton Henry, cover by Tomm Coker.

The conclusion of "A Dream of Two Good Men." The Exiles have their final showdown with Victor Von Doom's Four Fantastic as the clock ticks for a broken dimension. Will Doom's Earth be saved? Does it deserve to be?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

NEW EXCALIBUR #24

Written by Chris Claremont, penciled by Jeremy Haun, cover by Billy Tan.

The sun never sets on the British Empire, but Albion has ushered in an age of darkness. He has neutralized all technology in Britain, reducing the island to a pre-industrial state. His corps of Shadow Captains has cemented his control and now serves as the standing army in his war against Roma and the Captain Britain Corps. Excalibur is the only hope to overcome this threat, but what chance do they have with a traitor lurking in their

32 pages, $2.99.

NEW X-MEN #43

Written by Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle, pencils and cover by Skottie Young.

Part 2 of 2. The enemies of the New X-Men are on the move. Ever since Decimation, the students of the Xavier Institute have been depowered, blown up, shot down and tortured. Now, on the eve of an event that will change mutantkind forever, the kids have to wonder... are they doomed? Could the last generation of X-Men be ending now? And does one of the New X-Men have the Messiah Complex? Featuring Endangered Species Chapter 16 ­ Beast comes face-to-face with someone readers won't believe.

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

WOLVERINE #58

Written by Marc Guggenheim, art by Howard Chayking, cover by Arthur Suydam.

Last issue ended with Wolverine reduced to a brain dead vegetable. You'd think that was the end of Wolverine's adventures, but it's actually just the beginning of Wolverine's greatest challenge yet. Guest-starring Iron Man and Dr. Strange! The second chapter in "Logan Dies."

32 pages, $2.99.

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #17

Written by Daniel Way, pencils by Steve Dillon, cover by Marko Djurdjevic.

"Our War," part 3 of 5. As Wolverine and Captain America team up to battle the emerging menace cryptically referred to as HYDRA, a distrustful Bucky digs into Wolverine's past. But will what he finds save his partner or put him directly in harm's way? An exploration of essential Marvel history!

32 pages, $2.99.

WOLVERINE ANNUAL: DEATHSONG

Written by Gregg Hurtwitz, pencils and cover by Marcelo Frusin.

The Death Song of Parick Smitty. It's Wolverine as readers have never seen him before! A botched bank heist. A dozen dead civilians. A man on the run. Smitty's a two-bit hoodlum with blood on his hands and a monster nipping at his heels. A relentless force of nature whose senses are as sharp as his claws. Smitty is going to die, and he knows it. The only question is: when? To understand the ending, you must start at the beginning. And Smitty's story is a killer.

48 pages, $3.99.

X-FACTOR #24

Written by Peter David, pencils and cover by Pablo Raimondi.

The conclusion to "The Isolationist," part 4 of 4. Josef Huber has been manipulating X-Factor in the hopes of gathering together all mutants. But post M-Day, with their numbers dwindling, amassing the world's remaining mutants could reduce them to a single target. With Layla Miller lost and wandering the streets of New York, Siryn and Monet shepherding the twins Molly and Wally to safety, and the rest of the team still reeling from their confrontation with Quicksilver, can X-Factor Investigations uncover Huber's plans before harm comes to the remnants of mutantkind? Featuring Endangered Species Chapter 15: Guided by Doctor Strange, Beast explores the mystical corners of the Marvel Universe and discovers that M-Day has destroyed more lives than he thought possible.

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #5

Written by Jeff Parker, penciled by Roger Cruz, cover by Eric Nguyen.

My X-Men! Have you reached the area where the Hulk was reported?

"Uh...yeah..."

Excellent! Containing him will win favor in the public eye for all mutants.

"Yeah... speaking of mutants, would you rather us go fight Magneto? Or how about Juggernaut! Ooh- The Blob, let us fight the Blob!"

This mission isn't going well, is it?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

X-MEN: MESSIAH COMPLEX ONE-SHOT

Written by Ed Brubaker, pencils by Marc Silvestri, covers by Silvestri and David Finch.

The first chapter of the story that readers will be talking about for years. Just when it looked like there was no possibility of a future for mutants, hope arrives. But the X-Men aren't there to meet it -- The Marauders and Purifiers beat them to it. Now the race is on to get the first new mutant since House of M! The story that begins here continues through all the X-Men books.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

X-MEN #204

Written by Mike Carey, pencils by Humberto Ramos, cover by Michael Choi.

"Blinded by the Light," epilogue. The X-Men lick their wounds after being taken apart by the Marauders. See what remains of Cannonball and Iceman. Discover the fate of Rogue. See the Marauders prepare for the next part of their plan. Featuring Endangered Species Chapter 15 -- The end of Beast's journey. Has he uncovered a new hope for mutantkind?

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

X-MEN: EMPEROR VULCAN #2

Written by Christopher Yost, penciled by Paco Diaz, cover by Billy Tan.

As the war between brothers continues, a vast new power just entered Shi'Ar space... but what have they come for? For Havok and Vulcan, the answer to that question changes everything and the fate of the Shi'Ar Empire rests on one man's shoulders.

32 pages, $2.99.

X-MEN: DIE BY THE SWORD #1-#2

Written by Chris Claremont, penciled by Juan Santacruz, cover by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic.

Psylocke's reunion with her brother, Captain Britain, takes a turn for the worst when the diabolic minds of several of Excalibur's greatest foes decide that one world is not enough to conquer. The Exiles and Excalibur must join forces to save crosstime before all of creation is destroyed!

32 pages, $2.99.

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MAX TITLES

PUNISHER #51

Written by Garth Ennis, pencils by Gorlan Pavlov, cover by Tim Bradstreet.

³LONG COLD DARK,² PART 2 Frank Castle is in bad shape. His left wrist is broken, and the other is badly lacerated so he's guessing he went insane and snapped the handcuffs. On top of that, they had to reinflate his lung. How the scene played out is a mystery. But one thing's for sure. Barracuda has the prize. A 7-pound, 10-ounce bundle of joy. And the Punisher will do anything to get it back.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 3.

TERROR, INC. #3

Written by David Lapham, penciled by Patrick Zircher, cover by Jelena Djurdjevic.

Most of Mr. Terror's parts are expendable and replaceable save one­and when the decaying detective is robbed of the mystical left arm of his long-dead love, the arm housing both his curse and the only good part left of his soul, Terror loses his grip on himself for the first time in a millennium and a half. Now this vicious, barbaric, brutal, merciless, heartless, relentless, cutthroat, blood-thirsty, inhuman killerŠhas nothing holding him back!

32 pages, $3.99.

MARVEL MAX SAMPLER '07

Written by Arune Singh.

For over six years, the Marvel MAX line has redefined the mature reader comic and pushed the limitsŠbut that was only the beginning! With the launch of Foolkiller, Terror, Inc. and a shocking new direction for Punisher, MAX is going to once again change how you look at comics! What's next for this groundbreaking line? Which red-hot creators are launching new books? You'll get all those answers -- and exclusive art -- in this specially priced issue!

32 pages, $1.

FOOLKILLER #1

Written by Gregg Hurwitz, art and cover by Land Medina.

A gritty, no-holds barred crime thriller! Move over Frank Castle, there's a new vigilante in town. When the Foolkiller strikes, the punishment fits the crime. It's a grand display for all to see, the truth in all its brutal glory, our hidden secrets gutted and turned inside out for the front pages. A vigilante artist, a madman performer, the Foolkiller has been brutally introduced to the human joke, and he wants to make sure fools everywhere take note. What he reveals may not be what you want to see. Or what you want to admit. But he makes one thing certain: If you're a fool, you cannot hide.

32 pages, $3.99.



MARVEL ILLUSTRATED

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: LAST OF THE MOHICANS #6

Adaptation by Roy Thomas, penciled by Steve Kurth, cover by John Watson.

It's the final battle against the Huron tribe -- but in the midst of the chaos, Cora asks the heroic Hawkeye to stay with her -- as her husband. And as Hawkeye's fame as a warrior spreads far and wide, he wonders about the life he could have...It's the bittersweet conclusion to this classic tale of transitional times -- plus in the final chapter of "Deerslayer," learn more about Hawkeye's formative years!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: TREASURE ISLAND #5

Adaptation by Roy Thomas, penciled by Mario Cully, cover by Greg Hildebrandt.

Back on the island, young Jim Hawkins is captured by the pirates who've taken over the stockade. Worse, Jim's life may be worthless to them now that they have the map which will take them directly to the treasure! It will take every resource the young man has to keep a cutlass from cutting him in two. It's the penultimate chapter in this seafaring saga of skullduggery.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK #4

Written by Roy Thomas, penciled by Hugo Petrus, cover by Marko Djurdjevic.

Former musketeer D'Artagnan has taken King Louis' twin brother Philippe to the Bastille to be imprisoned and placed in an iron mask. But fellow musketeer Athos spies Philippe in the iron mask -- and if the king finds out about it, Athos' life will be forfeit!

32 pages, $2.99.



LICENSED TITLES

HALO: UPRISING #4

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

Conclusion. The story that connects the video games: Halo 2 and Halo 3. Find out where Master Chief has been and where he is going, before you pick up an Xbox 360 controller and finish the fight. Meanwhile, Earth is under siege -- the human resistance is faced with impossible odds with no hope in sight against the overwhelming Covenant forces. Be there to see the event that may turn the tide of the entire war.

40 pages, $3.99.



DABEL BROS. TITLES

ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES #8

Written by Laurell. K. Hamilton, adapted by Jess Ruffner, pencils and cover by Brett Booth.

Anita and Phillip recover from the Freak Party only to come face-to-face with Master Vampire Nikolaos. What will she think of the Executioner¹s newest findings in the Vampire Murders? Will the information Anita has save her life or endanger it? Meanwhile, the vampire murderer strikes again! Who is the latest victim of this mysterious killer?

40 pages, $3.99.

HEDGE KNIGHT II: SWORN SWORD #5

Written by George R.R. Martin, adapted by Ben Avery, penciled and cover by Mike S. Miller.

In the midst of drought, Dunk and his squire Egg find that the problems his lord Ser Eustace faces run deeper than the river water the Red Widow has taken for her own. As they seek to make amends for an attack on one of the Red Widow's men, old wounds are revisited and Ser Eustace's old offenses are brought to light...and Dunk must take up his sword in defense of his lord. But is his lord worth defending?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.

MAGICIAN: APPRENTICE #12

Written by Raymond E. Feist, adapted by Bryan J.L. Glass, pencils by Ryan Stegman, cover by Koi Pham.

The Eve of the Riftwar is here! Pug and the ducal party at last fulfill their desperate quest and arrive at the Kingdom's capital city of Rillanon. But the unease and growing tension of their long journey culminates in frustration as King Rodric the 4th reveals himself as a sovereign unhinged, plagued by indecisiveness and terrifying personality shifts. Treachery abounds, and not all is as it appears to be. As Duke Borric contemplates treason against the crown, the Riftwar finally erupts as the mighty Tsurani Empire begin their conquest of Midkemia.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 24.

RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER #12

Written by Orson Scott Card, adapted by Roland Bernard Brown, pencils and cover by Rodney Buchemi.

The final bloody battle! Following the massacre of the peaceful unarmed Reds of Prophetstown, Ta-Kumsaw has little trouble uniting various Indian tribes into a mighty army with the single-minded goal of either killing the Whites or driving them out of the land. But it is the war chief's non-Red allies that make him wary as he gears up to face off against Andrew "Old Hickory" Jackson and the American Army.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 10.



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