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TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2008

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KABUKI: THE ALCHEMY HC

Written, art and cover by David Mack.

Collecting all nine issues of the acclaimed, Eisner Award-nominated Kabuki: The Alchemy series from Marvel's creator-owned Icon imprint for the first time ever! Readers have been waiting to get the newest Kabuki story in collected form, and this prestige hardcover delivers with loads of extras -- including the never-before-seen original ending sequence cut from the single issues, new pages of art, new design pages, a commentary by the author, a "best of" letters column and more! A whopping 320 pages, this high-end hardcover features an embossed cover, watermarked end papers, a book mark, a dust jacket with all-new cover art and an introduction by Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk.

320 pages, $29.99 (Signed and numbered, with original sketch, $59.99).

JACK KIRBY'S GALACTIC BOUNTY HUNTERS VOL. 1 TPB

Written by Lisa Kirby and Steve Robertson, penciled by Mike Thibodeaux, cover by Jack Kirby.

A new series featuring characters and concepts created by Jack Kirby! Meet the Berkleys, your typical suburban California family. But when young Garrett Berkley discovers his parents' secret -- that the science-fiction stories his father writes aren't fiction at all, but autobiography he's blasted into a whole new universe of adventure, mystery and danger. Now, Jack Berkley must put down his pen, reassemble his old team and take up the mantle of being a Galactic Bounty Hunter for one final mission! Collecting Jack Kirby's Galactic Bounty Hunters #1-6.

256 pages, $19.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA TALES OF SUSPENSE VOL. 2 HC

Written by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and various, penciled by Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Paul Reinman and Reed Crandall, cover Kirby.

Prepare for the likes of Sporr, Gor-Kill, Elektro, the Colossus, Metallo and Kraa the Unhuman! This collection from the beyond is full of more amazing monster firsts and there's no evidence better than the first-ever father/son space-monster invasion. Yes, it's none other than the fan-favorite Goom, and Googam, Son of Goom! Complemented by tales of thrilling suspense and sci-fi from Marvel Founding Fathers Steve Ditko and Don Heck, there's a something for anyone and everyone looking for a break from the bounds of reality in Tales of Suspense. Collecting Tales of Suspense #11-20.

272 pages, $59.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: SGT. FURY VOL. 2 HC

Written by Stan Lee, penciled by Dick Ayers, cover by Jack Kirby.

From the heart of the Marvel Age, Lee and Ayers bring an assortment of WWII adventures that define the "War comic for people who hate war comics!" Fury and his crack squadron tackle the Axis powers across both the European and Pacific theatres -- over land and under sea, from scorching sands of North Africa to the darkest jungles of Burma, there's no order too tall for the Howlers! They'll square off against Baron Strucker and his cadre of Nazi commandos, the Blitzkrieg Squad; meet the young Hans Rooten for the first time; and before you finish turning these pages, one will fall in the line of duty, forever changing the life of Nick Fury. Includes the first Sgt. Fury Annual featuring a rare adventure of the Howlers in the Korean War and the story of Fury's promotion to Second Looie! Collecting Sgt. Fury #14-23 & Annual #1

240 pages, $54.99.

ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES VOL. 2 HC

Written by Laurell. K. Hamilton and Jess Ruffner-Booth, penciled by Brett Booth and Ron Lim, covers by Lim.

The hit adaptation of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series continues! What price will Anita pay in order to save her friend's life and solve the Vampire Murders? Will she actually kiss Phillip? How far will Edward go in order to find out where the daytime resting place of the Master Vampires truly is? Where is Jean-Claude? And most important, who is behind the Vampire Murders? What's next for Anita Blake, you ask? The answers to all of those questions are here! Collecting Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures #7-12.

144 pages, $19.99.

MARVEL ZOMBIES 2 HC

Written by Robert Kirkman, penciled by Sean Phillips, cover by ArthurSuydam.

Forty years have passed and the zombies have come back home after eating just about everything else in the universe. Yum yum! What awaits them back on Earth, though, is beyond anything even these shambling monstrosities could have conceived! The Marvel characters that became last year's unexpected smash hit are back and more stomach-churning than ever! Collecting Marvel Zombies 2 #1-5.

128 pages, $19.99.

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 8 HC

Written by Robert Kirkman and Sean McKeever, penciled by Ben Oliver, Pascal Alixe and Yanick Paquette, cover by Michael Turner.

This deluxe hardcover collects ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 16: CABLE and ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 17: SENTINELS, plus extras. In CABLE, if one man is capable of disrupting the carefully controlled world of Charles Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters, it's this one: Ultimate Cable! He comes from a tragic future to wreak havoc on mutantkind today, and his sinister secrets will shock the X-Men to their very core. It's a huge event in Ultimate X-Men history. Get in on the ground floor. You've been warned. Plus: Delve into the secret life of the X-Men's rivals, Emma Frost's Academy of Tomorrow, in a special bonus story! And in SENTINELS, the X-Men are no more. Long live the X-Men! The man from the future, Bishop, completes his own team of mutants, ready to carry on the legacy of Charles Xavier. And their first task is to stop the attacks of the deadly Sentinels against their kind. And you'll never guess who's behind the attacks or who the new Ultimate X-Men are! Collecting ULTIMATE X-MEN #75-88.

352 pages, $39.99.

MARVELS PREMIERE HC

Written by KURT BUSIEK Penciled by ALEX ROSS All New Cover by ALEX ROSS

All-new edition! Welcome to New York. Here, burning figures roam the streets, men in brightly colored costumes scale the glass and concrete walls, and creatures from space threaten to devour our world. This is the Marvel Universe, where the ordinary and fantastic interact daily. This is the world of Marvels. Collecting MARVELS #0-4.

248 pages,$24.99

MIGHTY AVENGERS VOL. 2: VENOM BOMB PREMIERE HC

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by MARK BAGLEY Cover by FRANK CHO

The ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN super-team of Bendis and Bagley reunite and just in time for the Avengers' biggest problem ever! A Venom virus hits the city of New York! A Venom virus! The entire city of New York turns symbiote. Plus, Wonder Man gets a much needed makeover. All this and Tony Stark gets himself a green-skinned present in a body bag. Collecting MIGHTY AVENGERS #7-11.

120 pages, $19.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE CHOSEN PREMIERE HC

Written by DAVID MORRELL Penciled by MITCH BREITWEISER Covers by TRAVIS CHAREST & MITCH BREITWEISER

Marvel brings you 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 Newsom really fighting side by side with Captain America, or is it all in his mind? And is Cap actually...dying? Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE CHOSEN #1-6, plus the script to issue #1 and an introduction by David Morrell.

160 pages, $24.99.

INCREDIBLE HERCULES: AGAINST THE WORLD PREMIERE HC

Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by KHOI PHAM, REILLY BROWN, ERIC NGUYEN & BOB LAYTON Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS

In the wake of WORLD WAR HULK, the Mighty Avengers are hot on the heels of unrepentant renegades Hercules and Amadeus Cho. Driven into a mindless berserker rage by Ares, Herc has become the critical piece of Cho's plan to utterly destroy S.H.I.E.L.D. What is Cho's master plan to wipe out the spy agency...and is he willing to get Herc killed to do it? Guest-starring the Champions of Los Angeles! Yes, seriously. Collecting INCREDIBLE HERCULES #112-115 and Hulk vs. Hercules: When Titans Collide.

136 pages, $19.99.

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE VOL. 2: KILLED IN ACTION PREMIERE HC

Written by DAN SLOTT Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI Cover by JIM CHEUNG

Training is almost over for our cadets. Some will graduate. Some will washout. And, yes, some WILL die! And with the clock ticking on the first class of recruits, get ready to meet the next batch! Including new Marvels, old Marvels, at least one SKRULL and...THE IRREDEEMABLE GIANT-MAN!? Also, with the Gauntlet out of commission, just wait until you meet Camp Hammond's new Drill Instructor he's a real Taskmaster! Collecting AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #7-13 and ANNUAL #1.

208 pages, $24.99.

FANTASTIC FOUR: LOST ADVENTURES BY STAN LEE PREMIERE HC

Written by STAN LEE Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR. & JACK KIRBY Covers by JOHN ROMITA JR. & JACK KIRBY

The comic-book equivalent of a lost Beatles track! Together, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby produced 102 consecutive issues of FANTASTIC FOUR. But there was a 103rd story they'd begun in 1970, but never finished until now! Working from copies of Jack's penciled pages, Stan Lee and Joe Sinnott reunited to complete the work they started almost four decades ago! Plus: The legendary writer and Fantastic Four co-creator joins forces with artist John Romita Jr. to tell his final story of the team that started the Marvel Age! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR: THE LOST ADVENTURE and THE LAST FANTASTIC FOUR STORY, plus rare Stan stories from FANTASTIC FOUR #296 and #543.

176 pages, $24.99.

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z VOL. 3 PREMIERE HC

Written by Jeff Christiansen, Sean Mcquaid, Stuart Vandal, Mike Fichera, Madison Carter, Michael Hoskin, Ronald Byrd, Mark O'English, Eric J. Moreels, Chad Anderson, David Wiltfong, Jacob Rougemont, Al Sjoerdsma, Chris Biggs and Rich Green, cover by Tom Grummett.

Continuing the most exciting and comprehensive Marvel Handbook ever assembled! This twelve-volume guide to the Marvel Universe features more than 100 huge entries in each tome! This issue - from Crimson Dynamo (Gennady Gavrilov) to the Elements of Doom! Spotlighting people (Crystal, Cyclops, Daredevil, Dazzler, Deadpool, three Deathloks, three Death's Heads, Dr. Doom, Dr. Octopus, Dr. Strange, Domino, Dracula, Drax, Dust, Echo, Elektra), places (the Daily Bugle, District X), teams (the Defenders), species (Demons, Deviants), alternate realities (Days of Future Past, Earth-A, Earth X) items (the Darkhold) and more!

240 pages, $24.99.

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS VOL. 6: MIGHTY MARVELS DIGEST

Written by MARC SUMERAK Penciled by IG GUARA Cover by LEONARD KIRK

Facing the foes no single super hero could withstand! When global threats surface, they must contend with the combined might of: Captain America! Storm! Iron Man! The Hulk! Giant-Girl! Wolverine! Spider-Man! It's all-ages action in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Featuring the Crimson Dynamo, the Black Widow, the arrival of Ant-Man and more! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #20-23

96 pages, $7.99.

ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL. 4: UNSTOPPABLE TPB

Written by JOSS WHEDON Penciled by JOHN CASSADAY Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

Strap yourselves in, folks! It's Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's final arc on Astonishing X-Men! After the shocking and brain-smashing events of recent issues, the X-Men are off to protect the Earth from its destruction at the hands of the Breakworld. And when it's all over, nothing will ever be the same! No, really, we mean it! Whedon and Cassaday prove they are more than Astonishing: They are unstoppable! Collecting ASTONISHING X-MEN #19-24 and GIANT-SIZE ASTONISHING X-MEN #1.

192 pages, $19.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 1 TPB

Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by STEVE EPTING Cover by STEVE EPTING

"The quintessential American super hero is dead." U.S. News & World Report Leaping from the final pages of CIVIL WAR, this is the biggest Cap story that Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting have yet to tell guaranteed to stun readers and send shockwaves through the entire Marvel Universe! As repercussions ripple outward, the Winter Soldier finally chooses a side his own. But what are the Red Skull and his minions up to behind the scenes? Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA #25-30.

160 pages, $14.99.

IRON MAN: HAUNTED TPB

Written by DANIEL KNAUF, CHARLIE KNAUF & CHRISTOS GAGE Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, BUTCH GUICE, CARLO PAGULAYAN & HARVEY TALIBAO Cover by JIM CHEUNG

As the man behind the mask, Tony Stark's life has hit rock bottom. His plans for the super hero Initiative have hit a tragic snag. His former flame, believed dead, is being manipulated by one of his deadliest enemies. Even to his strongest allies, Stark appears to be descending into a mental breakdown while everything around him swirls out of control. Now, with the lives of millions hanging in the balance, Iron Man must fight his way out of the darkness and prevent the Mandarin from releasing a plague that would change humanity as we know it! Plus: S.H.I.E.L.D. has a problem, and her name is Madame Hydra. The leader of the world's deadliest terror organization is also the lawful ruler of Wolverine's old stomping ground: the island nation of Madripoor. Unable to depose her openly, S.H.I.E.L.D. sends in its best man to secretly take her down. His name? Stark...Tony Stark. But with his Extremis powers blocked and his Iron Man armor hovering in orbit for emergencies only, can the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. survive against enemies like Bloodscream and Roughhouse, who've nearly killed Wolverine himself? Collecting IRON MAN #21-28 and IRON MAN: DIRECTOR OF S.H.I.E.L.D. ANNUAL #1.

232 pages, $26.99.

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 10: GHOSTS TPB

Written by MIKE CAREY Penciled by MARK BROOKS & TYLER KIRKHAM Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Red Ghost + Thanos = double death for the FF! Susan Storm the Invisible Woman is headed toward a science conference in Siberia when her airplane is mysteriously shot out of the sky! With her survival in doubt, Reed Richards must abandon his completion of the equally enigmatic Cosmic Cube at its most crucial time to confront none other than the Ultimate Crimson Dynamo AND the Ultimate Red Ghost! Who shot down Sue and can she survive the horrors hiding in the snow? Plus: Ultimate Thanos returns! What has placed the Baxter Building and a huge chunk of New York City under siege? Aliens are among us, hunting the greatest force in existence: the Cosmic Cube! And in the race to command this deadliest of weapons, treachery and overkill are the order of the day...even from former friends! Collecting ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #47-53.

168 pages, $15.99.

NEW AVENGERS VOL. 7: THE TRUST TPB

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by LEINIL YU & CARLO PAGULAYAN Cover by LEINIL YU

Who do you trust? In the wake of the superhero Civil War, outlaw Avengers Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Spider-Woman, Dr. Strange and Iron Fist are still fighting the good fight, joined by two new recruits: mistress of mimicry Echo and long-lost Avengers mainstay Hawkeye, now Ronin. But when the heroes uncover evidence of a secret invasion by shape-shifting Skrulls, paranoia starts to tear the team apart. Who can they trust when any one of them might be an alien monster in disguise? Which Avenger betrays the group? And can the embattled rebel Avengers survive when new supernatural crime boss the Hood targets them with an army of super-villains? Find out in this prelude to Marvel's SECRET INVASION saga guest-starring Deathlok, Tigra and the Mighty Avengers! Collecting NEW AVENGERS #32-37 and NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #2.

184 pages, $19.99 .

ETERNALS BY NEIL GAIMAN TPB

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

More than 35 years ago, comics legend Jack Kirby returned to the House of Ideas with perhaps his biggest idea of all: the universe of the Eternals! Their creation was the result of Kirby's ceaseless curiosity about the origin of man and his mythologies but like many of the King's concepts, it was definitely ahead of its time. Flash forward to 2006: Superstar creators Neil Gaiman and John Romita Jr. have boldly taken on these concepts with a loving hand, in the process telling a fresh and crackling fun yarn full of mystery, suspense and majestic power -- all with an eye on helping establish Kirby's creations as a vital part of the Marvel Universe once and for all. Against the backdrop of Marvel's Civil War, the Eternals are being awoken one by one from a strange, waking dream, at once coming to terms with the fact that they are far more than the normal people they have thought themselves to be. They find there is little time to commiserate about such things, however, as they are thrust into a life and death struggle that spans both time and space! Collecting Eternals #1-7.

256 pages, $24.99.

WOLVERINE: ENEMY OF THE STATE ULTIMATE COLLECTION TPB

Written by Mark Miller, penciled by John Romita Jr. and Kaare Andrews, cover by Romita.

The complete epic, available for the first time in softcover! Brainwashed by the ninjas of the Hand, Wolverine slices and dices his way through foes and friends alike, ultimately resulting in the death of an X-Man! Captured and reprogrammed, Wolverine is sent against his former masters -- but amid an orgy of death and destruction, is even the fiercest mutant alive a match for the deadly stare of the Gorgon?! Collecting Wolverine #20-32.

352 pages, $29.99.

ETERNALS BY JACK KIRBY BOOK 1 TPB

By Jack Kirby.

Jack Kirby reveals a secret history of heroes and horrors as humanity's cousins, the Eternals and the Deviants, vie to inherit the Earth! It's a time of titans, terror and time travel as only the King could conceive -- collected across two softcover volumes! Collecting Eternals #1-11.

208 pages, $24.99.

HOUSE OF M: AVENGERS TPB

Written by Christos Gage, art and cover by Mike Perkins.

Return to the world of the hit House of M series, where mutants rule the earth and familiar heroes lead shocking, unfamiliar lives! See the history of this alternate reality revealed for the first time! Follow Luke Cage as he goes from wrongly-convicted prisoner to super-powered fugitive == and assembles the band of rebel freedom fighters who will come to be known as the Avengers! Featuring Hawkeye, Iron Fist, Moon Knight, Tigra, Mockingbird and more than a few surprises! Marvel's heroes and villains in a world where anything can happen and does! Collecting House of M: Avengers #1-5.

120 pages, $13.99.

SILVER SURFER: IN THY NAME TPB

Written by Simon Spurrier, penciled by Tan Eng Huat, cover by Michael Turner.

The Silver Surfer delves alone into the furthest depths of the void tangling with organ-stealing pirates, demonic beasts and a race of alien aristocrats. Everyone's favorite Cosmic Wanderer discovers that even in the midst of a galactic utopia, horror is never far away. Collecting Silver Surfer: In Thy Name #1-4.

96 pages,$10.99

MARVEL ATLAS TPB

Written by Michael Hoskin, Stuart Vandal, Anthony Flaminiand Eric J. Moreels, penicled by Eliot R. Brown, cover by Staz Johnson.

Revealed at last - the complete map to Marvel's Earth! A massive guide to the diverse corners of places real and imagined: Dr. Doom's kingdom of Latveria! Silver Sable's nation Symkaria! The Scarlet Witch's native Transia! The Black Panther's royal Wakanda! Ka-Zar's distant Savage Land! From realms as familiar as your home country to the nations of underwater Atlantis and underground Lemuria! All brought to vibrant life by the illustrations of the legendary Eliot R. Brown. Collecting Marvel Atlas #1-2.

144 pages,$14.99

HULK: WWH -- DAMAGE CONTROL TPB

Written by Dwayne McDuffie and Greg Pak, penciled by Salva Espin and Rafa Sandoval, cover by Greg Land.

World War Hulk is over. But the Aftersmash has just begun. Heroes and monsters rise and fall as the events of World War Hulk reverberate through the blasted ruins of New York City with goliath impact in a massive story featuring the Warbound, the Renegades, Heroes for Hire, Iron Man, Tom Foster and Damage Control. And yes, smashing will be involved. Plus: Hulk came back to earth and made a huge mess. Who's S.H.I.E.L.D. gonna get to clean it up? Damage Control, the roughest, toughest dilapidated dirt dogs this side'a the universe. If anyone can clean up the aftereffects of World War Hulk, they can. But while they're picking up the pieces, they find that the war...may not be over. Collecting World War Hulk: Aftersmash and WWH Aftersmash: Damage Control #1-3.

THE ZOMBIE: SIMON GARTH TPB

Written by Kyle Hotz and Eric Powell, art and cover by Hotz.

The last time we saw Simon Garth, the bank teller single-handedly stopped a gang of murderous robbers and got shot, bitten by zombies and med-evac-ed straight into Army custody for scientific experimentation as death and the necrotic infection overtook him fast. No problem, right? Find out how Simon got out of that one -- assuming he did and check out his further adventures battling the undead -- unless, that is, he's one of them now -- in a brutal, gory, disgusting...awesome re-imagining of one of Marvel's strangest horror heroes. Collecting The Zombie: Simon Garth #1-4.

96 pages, $13.99.

TERROR, INC. TPB

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

Meet Mr. Terror -- he's dapper, he's charming, he owns and operates his own very successful business...and, oh yeah, he's fifteen and a half centuries old and rotting fast. Doomed to decompose for all eternity, Terror forever replaces his festering limbs with fresh parts. The curse keeps him alive, but it's what's left of his twelfth-century sweetheart encased in enchanted metal and serving as his right arm that keeps him honest. Today, Terror runs a high-stakes private eye firm -- espionage, investigations and assassinations for the extremely rich and extremely powerful. But after eliminating who he was told was a very bad guy, with extreme prejudice and in his own inimitable idiom, Terror learns he's been had he's just murdered a major government intelligence chief. Now, with the feds on his rancid tail and whoever set him up looking to tie their loose ends, Terror's on the run to clear his name and bring down the real bad guys. But the killers know exactly who they're dealing with, and they aren't making it easy for him... Collecting Terror, Inc. #1-5.

120 pages, ...$16.99

HULK VS. THE MARVEL UNIVERSE TPB

Written by Stan Lee, Roger Mckenzie, Bill Mantlo, Peter David and Howard Mackie, penciled by Jack Kirby, Marie Severin, Frank Miller, Sal Buscema, Todd Mcfarlane, John Romita Jr. and Jorge Lucas, cover ny John Romita Jr.

Before World War Hulk, before Planet Hulk, the Green Goliath spent years fighting the finest the Marvel Universe has to offer! Hulk vs. the Thing! Hulk vs. Thor! Hulk vs. the Silver Surfer, Wolverine and more! Whether facing a tag-team match from the Fantastic Four and the Avengers or going one-and-one against Spider-Man and Daredevil, the Incredible Hulk's the strongest one there is no matter who his opponents are! Also featuring the X-Men, S.H.I.E.L.D. and Fin Fang Foom! Collecting Fantastic Four #25-26, Journey Into Mystery #112, Tales to Astonish #92-93, Daredevil #163, Incredible Hulk #300 and #340, Peter Parker: Spider-Man #14; and Hulk vs. Fin Fang Foom #1.

200 pages, $24.99

X-FACTOR VISIONARIES: PETER DAVID VOL. 4 TPB

Written by Peter David an Skip Dietz, penciled by Jae Lee, Joe Quesada, Chris Batista, Terry Showmaker and Buzz, cover by Quesada.

X-Factor's part in the X-Cutioner's Song Saga sets them against X-Force while the life of mutual mentor Professor X hangs in the balance! The mutant teams finally rally to the same side, only to be outnumbered by three times the scheming as Apocalypse, Stryfe and Mister Sinister vie to see who can kill them first! The Horsemen, the Mutant Liberation Front and the Dark Riders are all in on a wild battleride leading to the Moon and a turning point in mutantdom's destiny! All this plus jousting in Genosha, trips into our heroes' deepest psyches and final battle with the deadliest enemies X-Factor's never heard of! Guest-starring the X-Men, Doc Samson and more! Collecting X-Factor #84-89 and Annual #8.

136 pages, $15.99.

ESSENTIAL CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL. 1 TPB

Written by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Arnold Drake, Gary Friedrich and Archie Goodwin, penciled by Gene Colan, Don Heck, Dick Ayers, Frank Springer, Gary Friedrich, Tom Sutton, Gil Kane and John Buscema, cover by Kane.

He made a big Return during Civil War, but how'd he get here in the first place? Watch the wonders of Mar-Vell right from the start in stories reprinted for the first time in more than 25 years! Earth's newest protector faces such forgotten furies as Mandroid, Man-Slayer and the Metazoid -- along with the Super-Skrull, Ronan the Accuser and more of the deadliest dynamos from three galaxies! Plus: the start of his lifelong bond, molecular and otherwise, with professional sidekick Rick Jones! But where there's Rick, can a jade-skinned giant be far behind? Also guest-starring Iron Man and Namor the Sub-Mariner -- and introducing Carol Danvers, later known as Ms. Marvel! Collecting Marvel Super-Heroes #12-13 and Captain Marvel #1-21.

528 pages, $16.99.

ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 1 TPB (ALL-NEW EDITION)

Written by Stan Lee, art and cover by Jack Kirby.

These early classic Stan Lee/Jack Kirby adventures of Marvel's First Family -- the Invisible Girl, the Human Torch, the Thing and Mr. Fantastic -- defined the Marvel Age of Comics! Collecting Fantastic Four #1-20 and Annual #1.

544 pages, $16.99.

SPIDER-MAN BY ALEX ROSS POSTER

Art by Alex Ross.

24x36 Color Poster, $7.99.

ASTONISHING X-MEN BY SIMONE BIANCHI

24x36 Color Poster, $7.99.Art by Simone Bianchi.

24x36 Color Poster, $7.99.



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