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TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2008

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MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 2 HC

Written by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, penciled by Simon, Kirby, Charles Nicholas, Al Avison and Al Gabriele, cover by Simon and Kirby.

From the heart of comics' Golden Age come the earliest adventures of the greatest patriot to grace the four-color page: Captain America! Created on the eve of America's entry into World War II, these stories are full of jaw-busting battles against the Nazi menace, mad scientists, crazed carnivals and mysteries at the ballpark that could only come from Joe Simon and Jack Kirby -- two of the medium's greatest visionaries! But there's more to enjoy than just the adventures of Cap and Bucky; you'll also meet Stan Lee's wartime correspondent, "Headline" Hunter; the mighty Hurricane; Father Time; and Tuk, Cave Boy -- and enjoy house ads, Sentinel of Liberty updates and puzzle pages in these complete and fully restored collections of the rarest hits from the Marvel archives! Collecting Captain America Comics #5-8.

280 pages, $59.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE DEFENDERS VOL. 1 HC

Written by Roy Thomas and Steve Englehart, penciled by Ross Andru and Sal Buscema, cover by Neal Adams.

Bonded in a mutual mission are the mightiest misfits in the Marvel U.: the Incredible Hulk, the Sub-Mariner and the Silver Surfer. But these warriors three don't rest on bylaws and butlers; they -- along with the Master of the Mystic Arts, Dr. Strange, and the defiant Valkyrie -- come together only in moments of utmost crisis. Facing enemies from across the incomprehensible divide, the Defenders square off against Dormammu; the Nameless One; the Enchantress; and a dark menace from Dr. Strange's past, the sorcerer Cyrus Black. It's not just baddies they do battle with, though. In a prelude to the epic Avengers/Defenders War, Hulk, Namor and the Silver Surfer go head-to-head with the mighty Avengers in a fight that pits hero against hero like none other! Collecting Sub-Mariner #34-35, Marvel Feature #1-3 and The Defenders #1-6.

256 pages, $54.99.

ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST BOOK 2 HC

Written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, penciled by Kyle Hotz, Sean Chen and Tom Raney, cover by Aleksi Briclot.

The next Annihilation epic continues with the newest addition to Marvel's galaxy of sci-fi stars and the last remaining Nova Corps centurian, as the action builds to the main event! Who is the haunted loner known as Wraith? What are his chilling powers, how did he get them, and what is the tragic quest that drives him? Meanwhile, Rich Rider stood toe to toe with Annihilus, but can the Human Rocket face a foe that has an entire galaxy on lockdown? What will happen when a man used to flying anywhere finds himself trapped with nowhere to run? And finally, in the wake of the Phalanx's sneak attack on the Kree Empire, heroes separated by distance but united by willpower have taken their first steps toward liberating a galaxy in peril. Now, all the threads begin to weave together -- and if you thought the surprises were over, think again! What are the Phalanx really after? What new players will change the game? Grab your weapon and join the fight for freedom with Wraith, Nova, Quasar, Star-Lord and more! Collecting Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith #1-4, Nova #4-7 and Annihilation: Conquest #1-6.

344 pages, $39.99.

POWER PACK VOL. 1 HC

Written by Marc Sumerak, penciled and cove by Gurihiru.

It's all-ages action in the mighty Marvel manner! Marvel's youngest team of super heroes returns for more awesome action, family fun and Snark-stomping adventures -- and this time they've brought some very special friends! Hot on the heels of four fun-filled, all-ages solo adventures, everyone's favorite super-powered siblings team up with Marvel's merry mutants, the X-Men! Featuring Wolverine, Beast, Nightcrawler and Cyclops! Then, Power Pack returns for another titanic team-up -- and this time, it's Earth's Mightiest Heroes leading the charge! Featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman and more! Collecting Power Pack #1-4, X-Men and Power Pack #1-4, and Avengers and Power Pack Assemble #1-4.

280 pages, $24.99.

ULTIMATE IRON MAN II PREMIERE HC

Written by Orson Scott Card, penciled by Pasqual Ferry, covers by Ferry and Gabriele Dell'Otto.

The untold origin of Iron Man continues.! When last we saw him, young Tony Stark was nearly blown to bits. How much of him survived his initial Iron Man trial run, and where does the young genius go from here? Plus: How does James Rhodes fit into Tony's plans for the perfect fighting machine? Collecting Ultimate Iron Man II #1-5.

120 pages, $19.99.

SPIDER-MAN: BRAND NEW DAY VOL. 2 PREMIERE HC

Written by Bob Gale and Zeb Wells, penciled by Phil Jimenez, Chris Bachalo and Barry Kitson, cover by Jimenez.

Spider-Man's Brand New Day continues, with more all-new adventures. Peter confronts major changes at the Daily Bugle while New York is under siege by a blizzard, and a new villain, Freak, rampages through town. If he hopes to stand a chance against this new threat, Spider-Man is going to have to enlist the help of his New Avengers teammates! Collecting Amazing Spider-Man #552-558.

168 pages, $24.99.

CAPTAIN MARVEL: SECRET INVASION PREMIERE HC

Written by Brian Reed, penciled and cover by lee Weeks.

From the pages of Civil War comes the tale of a man out of time! An accident in the Negative Zone propels Captain Marvel from the past to the present day. Now, he must come to terms not only with his own impending death, but with the way the world has changed in the time he has been gone. Collecting Captain Marvel #1-5 and Civil War: The Return

144 pages, $19.99.

MOON KNIGHT VOL. 3: GOD & COUNTRY PREMIERE HC

Written by Mike Benson and Charlie Huston, penciled by Mark Texeira and Javier Saltares, cover by Arthur Suydam.

Moon Knight is back in the game -- leaving a trail of broken bodies in his wake -- and everyone wants to know the same thing: Who the hell gave this psycho a Registration Card? But no one wants to know more than the architect of the Initiative, Tony Stark. As the body count grows, the pressure to bring in the poster child for super-powered irresponsibility might grow too much for Stark to ignore. And when that happens? Collecting Moon Knight #14-19.

144 page, $19.99.

PUNISHER: WELCOME BACK, FRANK PREMIERE HC

Written by Garth Ennis, penciled by Steve Dilloon, cover by Tim Bradstreet.

The bestselling saga that redefined one of the Marvel Universe's most unique characters! Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon deliver a wild ride of innovative chaos, reinstating the Punisher as an unstoppable force dispensing his vigilante justice on the streets of New York City. But not everyone is happy to see him return: Two unlucky cops draw the unenviable task of capturing him, while the ruthless Ma Gnucci and her gang will stop at nothing to see him dead. The Punisher also must contend with nosy neighbors and the rise of three copycats -- the Holy, Elite and Mr. Payback -- who want him to join their crime-cleansing force. Collecting Punisher (2000) #1-12.

288 pages, $24.99.

X-MEN: LONGSHOT PREMIERE HC

Written by Ann Nocenti, penciled and cover by Art Adams.

The non-mutant X-Man's first trip to Earth is reprinted here in its entirety, introducing the scintillating Spiral and the murky madness that is Mojo, menaces that threaten the Marvel Universe to this day! Guest-starring Spider-Man, She-Hulk and Doctor Strange! Collecting Longshot #1-6.

192 pages, $24.99.

MINI MARVELS: ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS DIGEST

Written, penciled and cover by Chris Giarrusso.

Here come the Mini Marvels in their very own comedy/adventure digest! Featuring Spidey, Wolvie, Iron Man, Hulk and more Marvel favorites -- reimagined for an all-ages audience!

96 pages, $9.99.

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 9: NEW YORK'S FINEST DIGEST

Written by Paul Tobin, penciled by David Hahn, cover by Graham Nolan.

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 Rhino, the Mad Thinker and his Awesome Android, A.I.M., and evil (though quite amateur) versions of some of Marveldom's mightiest heroes! Collecting Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #33-36.

96 pages, $7.99.

ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES VOL. 1 TPB

Written by Laurell K. Hamilton, Stacie Richie and Jess Ruffner-Booth, penciled and cover by Brett Booth.

A new experience in the world of Anita Blake! Fusing mythology, werewolves and vampires with a story loaded with mystery, action and romance, the Anita Blake novels take place in a world where vampires, werewolves and other creatures of nightmare have been declared legal citizens of the United States. Anita Blake is an "animator" -- a profession that involves raising the dead for a living. She is also known as a fearsome hunter of criminal vampires, and she moonlights by investigating cases that are far too much for "conventional" police. But as Anita gains the attention of the vampire masters in her hometown of St. Louis, she also risks revealing an intriguing secret about herself -- the source of her unusual strength and power. As a special treat, Anita Blake fans will also discover an original side story featuring Anita and Dolph, by Laurell. K. Hamilton. Collecting Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures #1-6.

168 pages, $14.99.

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 18: APOCALYPSE TPB

Written by Robert Kirkman, penicled by Salvador Larroca and Harvey Tolibao, cover by Larroca.

It's dark times for the X-Men as the evolutionary emperor known as Apocalypse arrives! Will even the X-Men be enough to battle a being who has plotted our death and destruction for ages?! Meanwhile, two more monstrous threats -- who look eerily like Stryfe and Onslaught -- rear their ugly heads to ensure the young mutants' downfall! Collecting Ultimate X-Men #89-93.

120 pages, $13.99.

HULK: WWH -- WARBOUND TPB

Written by Greg Pak, penciled by Leonard Kirk, cover by Jim Cheung.

The puny humans hate the Warbound, the savage alien monsters who joined the Hulk in his quest for vengeance against the heroes of Earth. But when new horrors arise in the New Mexico desert, the puny humans might just learn that a savage alien monster or two can be pretty handy in a pinch. What is Gammaworld? Which deadly enemy from the Hulk's past has returned? And who here dares to learn what it is to be Warbound, in life and death, whatever may come? Collecting World War Hulk: Warbound #1-5.

120 pages, $12.99.

THOR BY J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI VOL. 1 TPB

Written by J. Michael Straczynski, penciled and cover by Olivier Coipel.

Thor is back! And in a story only J. Michael Straczynski could tell! Returned to the pantheon of great Marvel heroes, the Asgardian God of Thunder is reunited with the mortal form of Dr. Don Blake. Together, they must reckon with the legacy of the mythic Norse kingdom and the awakening of its immortal heroes -- but in a world that may not want them back! Collecting Thor #1-6.

160 pages, $14.99.

X-MEN: ENDANGERED SPECIES TPB

Written by Mike Carey, Christos N. Gage and Christopher Yost, penciled by Scot Eaton, Mark Bagley, Mike Perkins and Andrea DiVito, cover by Marc Silvestri.

"No More Mutants." They say words can never hurt you. But they never met Wanda Maximoff. At the height of her madness during the crisis known as M Day, the Scarlet Witch uttered those three little words that obliterated nearly the entire species of mutants, consigning them to the dustbin of Darwin's evolution. Following in the wake of Decimation, and setting up the final showdown with fate in the X-Men event Messiah Complex, Endangered Species finds the Beast in a race against the clock to see what he can do to save the destiny of his fellow mutants before time runs out. Alone and with the future in his hands, can he stumble upon the key that will bring about a positive change, or will a species now endangered be headed irrevocably for extinction? Collecting the story originally serialized in the X-Men: Endangered Species one-shot X-Men #200-204, Uncanny X-Men #488-491, X-Factor #21-23 and New X-Men #40-42.

192 pages, $19.99.

WOLVERINE: THE DEATH OF WOLVERINE TPB

Written by Marc Guggenheim and Jason Aaron, penciled and cover by Howard Chaykin.

Wolverine dies! This is it: The story that takes Marvel's feral mutant to the limit -- and beyond! With Wolverine reduced to a brain-dead vegetable, you'd think that was the end of his adventures -- but it's actually just the beginning of Logan's greatest challenge yet. Guest-starring Iron Man and Dr. Strange! Plus: All a recently divorced, down-on-his-luck ex-cop, Wendell Rayfield, has going for him is his new job. A job that involves a very large machine gun, a hole in the ground, a certain hirsute mutant and several thousand bullets. We all know what damage Wolverine can do with his claws, but how dangerous can he really be when all he's able to do is talk? Wendell Rayfield is about to find out. Collecting Wolverine #56-61.

160 pages, $14.9.

NOVA VOL. 2: KNOWHERE TPB

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, penciled by Wellinton Alves, Mahmud A. Asrar, Klebs Jr. and Paul Pelletier, cover by Nic Klein.

It's the Phalanx, the New Mutants' Warlock and more in a second volume rocketing right from the pages of Annihilation: Conquest! We've seen Richard Rider burnt to a crisp, replaced by a Kree hottie and turned to the dark side. But just wait until you see what the last surviving "space cop" faces now! What is the haunted place called Knowhere? Who are Xarth's Mightiest Heroes? Why will the new character named Cosmo quickly become one of your favorites? And what well-known Conquest characters are hot on our hero's trail? As Nova enters the final phase of his epic quest for the key to defeating the Phalanx, the lone Centurion faces his darkest hour. Past, present and future clash, as the tyrannical techno-fiends make one last attempt to enslave him -- in an act that will unravel Rider's life right back to the moment where he first became the man called Nova -- and possibly reveal his future! Plus: A special standalone thriller that traps Nova and Gamora, the universe's most dangerous woman, together -- and also the big return of the New Mutants' Warlock. Collecting Nova #8-12 and Nova Annual #1.

160 pages, $16.99.

SILVER SURFER: REQUIEM TPB

Written by J. Michael Straczynski, penciled and cover by Esad Ribic.

The Silver Silver's final voyage! For untold years, Norrin Radd has surfed the galaxy, exploring the darkness between stars, witnessing the rise and fall of vast civilizations. Now, his ride is about to come to an end. It starts with a small spot -- a blemish that will spread until he is no more. Until then, the Silver Surfer would undertake his final voyage -- to the one destination that has always eluded him. Collecting Silver Silver: Requiem #1-4.

104 pages, $14.99.

THE ORDER VOL. 2: CALIFORNIA DREAMING TPB

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

A super-powered girl-gang known as the Black Dahlias takes the law into their own hands, and it's up to the Order to shut them down -- even if some members of the team agree with their purpose. And what does the mysterious-ish M.A.N. from S.H.A.D.O.W. want with former Order members? Meanwhile, out in the desert, some of the Order struggle to separate the difference between Hopi Lizard People and plain old run-of-the-mill gamma monsters. And guess what washes up on-shore in San Diego? Collecting The Order #6-10.

120 pages, $12.99.

COUNTER X VOL. 1 TPB

Written by Warren Ellis and Ian Edgington, penciled by Whilce Portacio, Ian Medina, Ariel Olivetti and Enrique Breccia, cover by Portacio.

Like all mutants, X-Force must face a callous and deadly world -- but now they've been trained for it by Peter Wisdom, one of the most callous and deadly mutants of all! The proactive paranormal platoon faces a city transformed by Cold War mad science and a mutant druglord terrorist, but will their deadliest enemies be Wisdom's long-lost allies? Featuring killer zombies, exploding buildings and the dynamic Domino! Collecting X-Force #102-109.

192 pages, $19.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: OPERATION REBIRTH (NEW PRINTING) TPB

Written by Mark Waid, penciled by Ron Garney and Pino Rinaldi, cover by Garney.

The world again believes Captain America dead, but his life is saved by one he himself thought lost forever: S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Sharon Carter, the gallant girlfriend he saw perish in flames long before! But his one-time true love has only rescued him on behalf of his deadliest enemy, the Red Skull, who can't conquer the world until he and Cap stop Adolf Hitler and the Cosmic Cube from doing it first! Will working with one evil against another cost Cap his place as the U.S.A.'s premier protector? Guest-starring the Avengers and Doctor Doom! Collecting Captain America #444-448 and #450-454.

264 pages, $29.99.

INVADERS CLASSIC VOL. 2 TPB

Written by Roy Thomas, Ed Summer and Stan Lee, penciled by Frank Robbins, Jim Mooney, Alex Schomburg, Don Rico, Lee Elias and Al Avison, cover by Gil Kane.

After their first several sagas of success, the Invaders spread across the world to discover new friends and new foes, plus the ever-present question of which is which! Introducing Spitfire! Warrior Woman! The Golem! The Blue Bullet! The Spirit of '76! Agent Axis! Plus: genuine Golden Age villains not seen in decades! Crusaders, Avengers and Destroyers -- all for you in '42! Collecting Invaders #10-21 and Annual #1.

240 pages, $29.99.

MS. MARVEL VOL. 4: MONSTER SMASH TPB

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

It's Ms. Marvel vs. arch-enemies of the Fantastic Four and the X-Men! Ms. Marvel's new Lightning Storm strike force receives two recruits from the Initiative: Machine Man and Sleepwalker?! And when the young hero Araņa is kidnapped, it's time for Carol Danvers to use her newly expanded team to squash an evil that's hit too close to home! Plus: This is it -- one of the biggest mysteries of Ms. Marvel's life is revealed! Carol Danvers heads to Monster Island, where the alien Brood and the very fate of the Earth -- and possibly the galaxy -- hangs in the balance! Collecting Ms. Marvel #18-24.

168 pages, $14.99.

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL VOL. 3: HUNTER/HUNTED TPB

Written by Matt Fraction, penciled by Ariel Olivetti, Cory Walker, Scott Wegener and Howard Chaykin, cover by Olivetti.

The reintroduction of a classic, brutal and bloodthirsty Kraven the Hunter! A bank robbery goes violently wrong -- leaving the Rhino on the lam, running from the long arm of the law and, of course, the Punisher. As Frank Castle looks to settle the score with an old foe, the Hunter stalks the same prey, building himself the ultimate menagerie -- a living, breathing super-human zoo! Add Spider-Man into this mix as the lone voice of sanity, and you've got chocolate and peanut butter with bullets dipped in it. Plus: Take a look inside the life and times of two misfits who've both been victims of the Punisher. And with World War Hulk in full swing and New York shut off from the outside world, who's left to protect those left behind? Frank Castle, that's who -- and he's none too thrilled. As the insatiable Mung the Inconceivable rampages alone through lower Manhattan, Frank and Clarke help a small band of refugees hold back his relentless onslaught. Collecting Punisher War Journal #12-17.

152 pages, $14.99.

ESSENTIAL DEFENDERS VOL. 4 TPB

Written by David Kraft, Ed Hannigan, Jim Shooter, Mary Jo Duffy, Steven Grant and Mark Gruenwald, penciled by Ed Hannigan, Bob Lubbers, Sal Buscema, Jim Mooney, Don Perlin, Bruce D. Patterson, Herb Trimpe, Jack Abel, Joe Sinnott, Tex Blaisdell and Pablo Marcos, cover by Trimpe.

Havok, Nova, Captain Ultra...Shocker, Plantman, Batroc the Leaper -- not the Defenders, but two incredible simulations! But the debacle of the dozens of "Defenders for a Day" is just the start for the latest look at Earth's Mightiest Non-Team! Will they be driven mad by Lunatik, or blown away by Foolkiller? International crises and extradimensional warfare abound! The secret of Omega the Unknown! Asgardians, androids and guys with wings on their heads! Plus: Spider-Man, the Black Panther and a guest-appearance by Millie the Model! Collecting Defenders #61-91.

584 pages $16.99 .

ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 7 TPB .

Written by Gerry Conway, Tony Isabella,Len Wein, Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Marv Wolfman, Chris Claremont and Steve Englehart, penciled by John Buscema, Joe Sinnott, Rich Buckler, Ross Andru, Bob Brown, Dick Ayers and Joe Staton, cover by Gil Kane.

Miracles, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the end of time -- when the world nears its end, the Fantastic Four's day has just begun! The world's greatest super-team faces enemies from the future, the past, the Earth's four corners and the Fifth Dimension! Doctor Doom, Annihilus, Ultron and the world-changing wedding that united Inhuman and mutant, FFer and Avenger! Guest-starring Namor the Sub-Mariner, the Silver Surfer, the Inhumans and more from the circle of friends of Marvel's foremost family! Plus: the first appearance of X-Factor's Madrox the Multiple Man! You've come a long way, Jamie! Collecting Fantastic Four #138-159, Giant-Size Super-Stars #1, Giant-Size Fantastic Four #2-4 and Avengers #127.

560 pages, $16.99.

ESSENTIAL DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 1 TPB (ALL-NEW EDITION) .

Written by Stan Lee, penciled and cover by Steve Ditko.

Relive the Marvel's Master of the Mystic Arts' earliest adventures! Featuring appearances by his arch-foes Baron Mordo, the Dread Dormammu, Nightmare, Aggamon, the House of Shadows, Loki, the Mindless Ones and more! Collecting Strange Tales #110, #111 and #114-168.

608 pages, $16.99.

UNCANNY X-MEN ALEX ROSS POSTER .

Art by Alex Ross.

36x24 Color Poster, $7.99.

UNCANNY X-MEN BY GREG LAND POSTER .

Art by Greg Land.

55x20 Color Poster, $15.99.



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