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TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2008

MARVEL TRADE PAPERBACKS FOR OCTOBER

SECRET WARS OMNIBUS HC

Written by JIM SHOOTER, TOM DEFALCO, DAN SLOTT, DANNY FINGEROTH & JAY FAERBER Penciled by MIKE ZECK, BOB LAYTON, RON FRENZ, PAUL PELLETIER, MARK BAGLEY & GREGG SCHIGIEL Covers by MIKE ZECK & ALEX ROSS

Drawn from Earth across the stars, the Marvel Universe's greatest villains and heroes are set against one another by the mysterious and unbelievably powerful Beyonder, with the winner promised the ultimate prize. But as battle lines are drawn, new alliances forged and old enemies clash, one among them is not willing to settle for anything less than godhood. Can even the combined might of the Avengers, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men prevent Doctor Doom from becoming the most powerful being in the universe? Collecting SECRET WARS #1-12 -- plus THOR #383, SHE-HULK (2004) #10, and WHAT IF? (1989) #4 and #114.

384 pages, $99.99

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY VOL. 1 HC

Written by STAN LEE & VARIOUS Penciled by GENE COLAN, RUSS HEATH, JOHN ROMITA, JERRY ROBINSON, DICK AYERS, JOE MANEELY, TONY DiPRETA, ED WINIARSKI, JACK ABEL, PAUL REINMAN, JOHN FORTE, MORT LAWRENCE, SAM KWESKIN, CAL MASSEY, MAC PAKULA, VIC CARRABOTTA, JAY SCOTT PIKE, HOWARD POST, CARL HUBBELL, DICK BRIEFER, ED GOLDFARB, BILL BENULIS, AL LUSTER, C.A. WINTER & VARIOUS Cover by RUSS HEATH

The MARVEL MASTERWORKS are taking a macabre JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY this October, and you're invited! It's a ten-issue fright fest from the pre-Code days when the scare reigned supreme, and the only thing more horrific than not having a dime in your pocket were the stories inside! Featuring artwork by a collection of the Atlas Era's finest, you'll be wowed by the gruesome turns of future Marvel Age greats Gene Colan, John Romita and Dick Ayers, and taken into a whole new world of horror by such titans of the 1950s as Joe Maneely, Tony DiPreta, Paul Reinman, Jay Scott Pike and more! So take one foot out of the grave, wrap your hands around a murderous intent to scare, and reserve your copy today! Collecting JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #1-10.

272 pages, $59.99

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE X-MEN VOL. 7 HC

Written by STEVE ENGLEHART, GERRY CONWAY, STAN LEE & ARCHIE GOODWIN Penciled by TOM SUTTON, GIL KANE, HERB TRIMPE, BOB BROWN, MARIE SEVERIN & JIM STARLIN Cover by GIL KANE

Continuing the story of Marvel's original mutant adventurers, the MARVEL MASTERWORKS brings you the rarest X-Men appearances collected together for the first time ever! When the merry mutants hit the skids, they don't buckle under -- they hit the road, and you're riding shotgun. So sit back and get ready for a set of stories that rock the X-Men world to this day! Pushed undercover by mutant paranoia run amok, the Beast sets off on his own, taking a genetic research job with the Brand Corporation. But Hank McCoy's scientific curiosity will come to curse him forever as an experiment gone horribly wrong turns him truly into a beast. Fanged, covered in head-to-toe fur, hunched over and driven to bouts of furious bloodlust, McCoy must struggle to retain his humanity as he struggles against the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Quasimodo the Living Computer, Juggernaut, the mutant Mimic and the emerging menace of the Secret Empire that seeks to rend the X-Men asunder. Meanwhile, you'll see Havok and Polaris head to the desert Southwest -- but somehow excitement doesn't stray far when the green-haired magnetic mutant encounters the green goliath himself, the Incredible Hulk! Iceman engages in aerial battle with someone who might not call him ³friend,² the Amazing Spider-Man -- but all is forgiven when the combined X-Men team-up to aid the wall-crawler against the living vampire, Morbius! Collecting AMAZING ADVENTURES #11-17, INCREDIBLE HULK #150 and 161, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #92, MARVEL TEAM-UP #4, and the rare X-MEN #67-80 and ANNUAL covers, this volume is a must-have for every mutant madman.

240 pages, $54.99

CIVIL WAR HC

Written by MARK MILLAR Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN Covers by STEVE MCNIVEN & MICHAEL TURNER

The landscape of the Marvel Universe is changing, and it's time to choose: Whose side are you on? A conflict has been brewing from more than a year, threatening to pit friend against friend, brother against brother -- and all it will take is a single misstep to cost thousands their lives and ignite the fuse! As the war claims its first victims, no one is safe as teams, friendships and families begin to fall apart. The crossover that rewrites the rules, Civil War stars Spider-Man, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the entirety of the Marvel pantheon! Collecting CIVIL WAR #1-7, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: CIVIL WAR and CIVIL WAR SCRIPT BOOK.

512 pages, $39.99

HALO: UPRISING HC

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by ALEX MALEEV Cover by ALEX MALEEV

The Eisner Award-winning team of superscribe Brian Michael Bendis and artist extraordinaire Alex Maleev unleash an epic story of mankind's struggle against the alien threat of the Covenant. Picking up from the conclusion of blockbuster video game Halo 2, the must-read saga reveals how the Master Chief, while onboard a hostile ship headed towards Earth, is battling against Covenant forces! Intertwined with Master Chief's interstellar one-man-war is the saga of a great American city's rebellion and downfall, two disparate lives' collision and shared fate, and the Convenant's hunt for an ancient relic of untold power and value. With hope dwindling and the fate of humanity hanging by a thread, is there any chance for a future? Journey into the Halo universe! Collecting HALO: UPRISING #1-4 and MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: HALO.

168 pages, $24.99

HULK VOL. 1: RED HULK PREMIERE HC

Written by JEPH LOEB Penciled by ED MCGUINNESS Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

Superstars Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness will change the way you see the Hulk! In this startling origin epic, the breathtaking events that ended WORLD WAR HULK rocket into this brand-new saga. When one of the Hulk's oldest cast members is murdered, everyone turns to the team of Iron Man, She-Hulk and Leonard Samson to solve the grizzly case. All the evidence points to the Hulk as the killer, but all is not as it seems! Collecting HULK #1-6 and the backup story from WOLVERINE #50.

168 pages, $24.99

IMMORTAL IRON FIST VOL. 3: THE BOOK OF THE IRON FIST PREMIERE HC

Written by ED BRUBAKER, MATT FRACTION, ROY THOMAS & LEN WEIN Penciled by TRAVEL FOREMAN, LEANDRO FERNANDEZ, KHARI EVANS, NICK DRAGOTTA, RUSS HEATH, LEWIS LAROSA, MITCH BREITWEISER, LEWIS LAROSA, KANO, GIL KANE & LARRY HAMA Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

There have been sixty-six men and women to carry the mantle of THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST throughout the ages -- men and women of great courage, valor, skill and sacrifice. Sixty-six men and women have stood between man and the unstoppable forces of evil, will to give all they have to hold back the hordes. This is the story of four of them -- Wu Ao-Shi, the Pirate Queen of Pinghai Bay; Bei Bang-Wen, power-mad Iron Fist of the year 1860; Orson Randall, the Golden Age Iron Fist; and Danny Rand, the Iron Fist of today -- as told in THE BOOK OF THE IRON FIST! Collecting IMMORTAL IRON FIST #7 and #15-16, IMMORTAL IRON FIST: ORSON RANDALL AND THE GREEN MIST OF DEATH, and IMMORTAL IRON FIST: THE ORIGIN OF DANNY RAND ONE-SHOT.

160 pages, $24.99

INCREDIBLE HERCULES: SECRET INVASION PREMIERE HC

Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by RAFA SANDOVAL Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

The Greek Goliath gathers the most powerful super-team ever assembled to counter-attack the Skrull gods! Face front, True Believers, and prepare for the pantheon-pounding premiere of...THE GOD SQUAD! Collecting INCREDIBLE HERCULES #116-120.

128 pages, $19.99

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: THE ILIAD PREMIERE HC

Written by ROY THOMAS (BASED ON THE EPIC POEM BY HOMER) Penciled by MIGUEL ANGEL SEPULVEDA Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

One of the true cornerstones of Western literature comes to the Marvel Illustrated line! The ancient world is embroiled in a mighty clash of armies: Greek vs. Trojan. Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world, has betrayed her husband -- the Greek, Menelaus -- and fled to Troy with Trojan prince, Paris. The Greeks have sailed to Troy to bring her back -- and crush all that stand in their way. This is the first chapter in the saga that virtually defines the word epic. It is a tale of gods and men, heroism and betrayal. From the lips of Homer to the pages of Marvel Illustrated. Collecting MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: THE ILIAD #1-8.

192 pages, $24.99

MS. MARVEL VOL. 5: SECRET INVASION PREMIERE HC

Written by BRIAN REED Penciled by ADRIANA MELO Cover by GREG HORN

Is Ms. Marvel on the front lines of the Secret Invasion...or is she part of the invasion?! Out--gunned and on the run, with S.H.I.E.L.D. convinced she's a Skrull impostor, Ms. Marvel must fight for her identity and her life against her very own Lightning Strike Force! But when the Strike Force has a Ms. Marvel of their own, even Carol can't be sure she's Carol anymore! Collecting MS. MARVEL #25-30.

144 pages, $19.99

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z VOL. 5 PREMIERE HC

Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, SEAN MCQUAID, STUART VANDAL, MIKE FICHERA, MADISON CARTER, MICHAEL HOSKIN, RONALD BYRD, ERIC J. MOREELS, CHAD ANDERSON, DAVID WILTFONG, JACOB ROUGEMONT, AL SJOERDSMA, GABRIEL SHECHTER, CHRIS BIGGS, RICH GREEN & JEPH YORK Penciled by VARIOUS Cover by TOM GRUMMETT

Does a super-revised and more comprehensive Marvel Handbook sound Impossible, Man? Do you seek the secrets of Infinity...Gauntlet? When you need a Hand, don't be a Hammerhead: Take the Initiative! This volume deals out favorite heroes including Havok, Hawkeye, Molly Hayes, Hellcat, Hercules, Hulk, Human Torch, Iceman, Invisible Woman, Iron Fist and Iron Man! Villains including the Hate-Monger, Hellfire Club, High Evolutionary, Hobgoblin, the Hood, Hydra, Hydro-Man, Immortus and Imperial Guard! Plus: HERBIE, Happy Hogan, Howard the Duck, Jarella, J. Jonah Jameson, Edwin Jarvis, the Heroes for Hire and so much more! Brought to you by the regular gang of Inhumans! Don't like it? Go to...Hellstorm?

240 pages, $24.99

SKY DOLL PREMIERE HC

Written by BARBARA CANEPA & ALESSANDRO BARBUCCI Story by BARBARA CANEPA & ALESSANDRO BARBUCCI Art and Cover by ALESSANDRO BARBUCCI & BARBARA CANEPA English Adaptation by C.B. CEBULSKI

The internationally acclaimed best-seller, collected in hardcover for the first time in English! Meet Noa, a so-called Sky Doll; a life-like female android without rights, who exists only to serve the State's needs and desires. But when Noa meets two so-called "missionaries" who aid in her escape from her tyrannical master, all hell breaks loose for our cyborg siren as she uncovers clues that she may be much more than just a robotic toy. The first release in a new partnership between Marvel and cutting-edge French publisher Soleil! Collecting SKY DOLL #1-3.

152 pages, $24.99

SPIDER-MAN: WITH GREAT POWER... PREMIERE HC

Written by DAVID LAPHAM Penciled by TONY HARRIS & DAVID LAPHAM Cover by TONY HARRIS

After the spider-bite, before the great responsibility! Meet Peter Parker, ³Midtown High's only professional wallflower,² a hapless young nerd suddenly gifted with great power -- no strings attached! Happy at home with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, but plagued by the bullies and mean girls of high school, see what Peter does when the bite of a radioactive spider gives him the strength to take the things he wants. Fame? Money? Fast cars? Girls? This dweeb's up to his pencilneck in 'em! Surely things can't suddenly be this easy. It's a side of Spider-Man's early life you've barely glimpsed, written by David Lapham (Stray Bullets, TERROR, INC.) with art by Tony Harris (Ex Machina)! Collecting SPIDER-MAN: WITH GREAT POWER... #1-5.

120 pages, $19.99

WAR IS HELL: THE FIRST FLIGHT OF THE PHANTOM EAGLE PREMIERE HC

Written by GARTH ENNIS Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

Set against the grim backdrop of Word War I, mysterious aviator Karl Kaufmann arrives on the western front dressed outlandishly and at the controls of his own plane. Overconfident and full of romantic ideals, he has come to fight and kill the Hun. But soon Kaufmann confronts staggering loss and witnesses violence on a scale he has never imagined. In the process, he learns the harsh truth of conflict: war is hell. Collecting WAR IS HELL: THE FIRST FLIGHT OF THE PHANTOM EAGLE #1-5.

120 pages, $24.99

HAUNT OF HORROR: LOVECRAFT PREMIERE HC

Written by RICHARD CORBEN Penciled by RICHARD CORBEN Cover by RICHARD CORBEN Horror comics legend Richard Corben (HAUNT OF HORROR: EDGAR ALLAN POE) brings you a new series of eerie new spins on the poems and short stories of H.P. Lovecraft. Each adaptation is beautifully rendered in black and white with gray tones as only Corben can do it -- along with a printing of the original source text by H.P. Lovecraft. Collecting HAUNT OF HORROR: LOVECRAFT #1-3.

112 pages, $19.99

X-FORCE VOL. 1: ANGELS AND DEMONS PREMIERE HC

Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRIS YOST Penciled by CLAYTON CRAIN Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN There are lines that the X-Men have sworn never to cross. But after the shocking events of Messiah CompleX, Cyclops realizes that some enemies need to be dealt with permanently -- and the X-Men can never know about it. Enter Wolverine, Warpath, X-23 and Wolfsbane -- X-Force! Collecting X-FORCE #1-6.

144 pages, $19.99

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK GN

Written by ROY THOMAS (based on the novel by ALEXANDRE DUMAS) Penciled by HUGO PETRUS Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Alexander Dumas' brilliant follow-up to The Three Musketeers, brought to vivid life as only Roy Thomas and Hugo Petrus can! Deep inside the French prison known as the Bastille resides prisoner number 12, Philippe...who is none other than the twin brother of King Louis XIV. He was incarcerated to prevent him from setting off a civil war in his quest for the kingship itself. But there are forces who will work tirelessly to free this man in the iron mask -- and put Philippe on the throne! It's an adaptation that will draw you in with political intrigue so timely it will shock you. Collecting MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK #1-6.

152 pages, $12.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS VOL. 7: WEIRDER AND WILDER DIGEST

Written by JEFF PARKER 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 Hate-Monger, Arnim Zola, M.O.D.O.C. and more! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #24-27.

96 pages, $8.99

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 11: SALEM'S SEVEN TPB

Written by MIKE CAREY Penciled by MIKE PERKINS & TYLER KIRKHAM Cover by BILLY TAN

A new story filled with supernatural surprises and all-out action! When the FF help out with the excavation of the Mole Man's underground city, they awaken something that should have been left sleeping! Who is Agatha Harkness? What are Salem's Seven? New Ultimate characters! A new artist! All this -- plus, someone has the hots for the Human Torch! Collecting ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #54-57.

112 pages, $12.99

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 19: BANSHEE TPB

Written by ARON COLEITE Penciled by MARK BROOKS Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO

New scribe Aron Coleite jumps aboard, fresh from his stint as one of the top writers on the hit NBC show Heroes! Regrouping after the devastating battle against Apocalypse, the X-Men encounter a new adversary which seems unstoppable. To fight it, the young mutants must ask themselves: How far are they willing to go and what are they willing to take to raise their game? The answer will test the bonds and shake the team to its very core. Collecting ULTIMATE X-MEN #94-97.

112 pages, $12.99

MARVEL ZOMBIES TPB

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN Penciled by SEAN PHILLIPS Covers by ARTHUR SUYDAM

It first came from the skies -- a horrific virus that turned nearly every man, woman and child on Earth into undead zombies. Even Marvel's greatest heroes -- including Captain America, Spider-Man and the Hulk -- have succumbed, driven only by one mindless goal: to feed on human flesh. But with only a small number of survivors remaining against this unstoppable tide of hunger, what happens when the zombie's finally run out of humans to eat?! Comic-book fans devoted enough to read only Marvel titles have long been dubbed ³Marvel Zombies,² but even the most passionate reader could not have predicted the astounding success of this series. Writer Robert Kirkman, known for his best-selling horror series The Walking Dead, crafts a shocking, spellbinding tale of a Marvel Universe infected by a worldwide zombie plague. Veteran artist Sean Phillips fleshes out Kirkman's tale, ably transforming once-familiar Marvel heroes into disturbing visions of decaying flesh and rotting bones. Collecting MARVEL ZOMBIES #1-5.

136 pages, $15.99

MIGHTY AVENGERS VOL. 2: VENOM BOMB TPB

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

Monsters, monarchs and madmen! The CIVIL WAR may be over, but the SECRET INVASION has just begun! Iron Man's new government-backed, handpicked Avengers roster -- Ms. Marvel, Wasp, Black Widow, Wonder Man, Sentry and Ares -- is a success. But when their outlaw ex-teammate Spider-Woman shows up with evidence that shape-shifting Skrulls have infiltrated Earth, Iron Man faces a harrowing dilemma: Who can he trust when any one of his allies might be an undetectable alien invader? There's no time to figure it out, though, when a bio-weapon transforms New York's populace into Venom-like monsters. Plus: the New Avengers, a time-travel quest and an earth-shaking confrontation with Doctor Doom -- courtesy of the legendary ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley! Collecting MIGHTY AVENGERS #7-11.

128 pages, $14.99

SPIDER-MAN: BRAND NEW DAY VOL. 1 TPB

Written by DAN SLOTT & MARC GUGGENHEIM Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN, SALVADOR LARROCA & PHIL JIMENEZ Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

The old Parker Luck is back! Desperately trying to scrouge up cash to pay the rent and keep his web-spinners recharged, Peter's misfortunes are compounded by the wreckless antics of Overdrive, the nihilistic villainy of Mister Negative and the ominous threat of the high-flying Menace. And just who is the newest super hero in town -- the stunning, red-haired Jackpot? The new Spidey Braintrust of writers -- Dan Slott (SHE-HULK), Marc Guggenheim (WOLVERINE), Bob Gale (the Back to the Future trilogy) and Zeb Wells (PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN) -- has loaded up BRAND NEW DAY with all the charm and freewheeling fun of classic Spider-Man, but with a fresh new take on super-hero action and drama. Brought to visual life by a bevy of today's most peerless pencilers -- like Steve McNiven (CIVIL WAR), Salvador Larroca (UNCANNY X-MEN) and Phil Jimenez (Infinite Crisis) -- the stories of BRAND NEW DAY are restoring AMAZING SPIDER-MAN to a level of consistency and playfulness that can't help but remind readers of the reason they fell in love with the'ol Webhead in the first place! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #546-551, SPIDER-MAN: SWING SHIFT and material from VENOM SUPER SPECIAL #1.

200 pages, $19.99

X-MEN: MESSIAH COMPLEX TPB

Written by ED BRUBAKER, MIKE CAREY, CRAIG KYLE, CHRIS YOST & PETER DAVID Penciled by MARC SILVESTRI, BILLY TAN, CHRIS BACHALO, HUMBERTO RAMOS & SCOT EATON Cover by MARC SILVESTRI

In the aftermath of HOUSE OF M, DECIMATION and ENDANGERED SPECIES, the future of mutants has never been bleaker. At the seeming end of their evolutionary cycle, a miracle arrives in the form of the first mutant birth since the tragic events of M-Day, when the Scarlet Witch obliterated the X-gene from virtually every mutant on the planet. But from this source of hope comes a clash between mutants over who will control the child's fate. It is a battle in which every mutant on the planet has a stake. The fight is on. The combined effort of several of Marvel's top creators, X-MEN: MESSIAH COMPLEX mines the rich tapestry of the X-Men Universe for a dizzying thrill-ride of suspense that will set a new course for the future of mutantkind. Collecting the X-MEN: MESSIAH COMPLEX one-shot, Uncanny X-Men #492-494, X-Men #205-207, New X-Men #44-46 and X-FACTOR #25-27.

352 pages, $29.99

ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST BOOK 1 TPB

Written by ANDY LANNING, DAN ABNETT, KEITH GIFFEN & CHRISTOS N. GAGE Penciled by MIKE PERKINS, TIMOTHY GREEN II & MIKE LILLY Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT

When your land is occupied, you have two choices: assimilation...or resistance! The first salvo in the exciting sequel to Annihilation, this deluxe hardcover showcases many of Marvel's most fondly remembered cosmic characters, updating them for a new generation of sci-fi starved readers! Still recovering from the Annihilus War, the Kree homeworld of Hala is the centerpoint for a shocking sneak attack and instantaneous invasion that can only be overthrown by a small band of rag-tag warriors. Star-Lord, one of the'70s coolest cult heroes, returns in an adventure that balances equal doses of heavy action and hilarious humor, as he must lead his own version of the Dirty Dozen into battle behind enemy lines with a lineup that includes Mantis, Bug, Groot and Rocket Raccoon! Meanwhile, the new Quasar, the overwhelmed but determined daughter of the original Captain Marvel, seeks a mysterious ³savior² -- whose identity will have Marvel fans standing up and cheering through the turn of the last page! ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST BOOK 1 HC gathers the first chapters of the sci-fi war spectacle that Aint It Cool News says is ³a worthy sequel and every bit the equal to the impressively cohesive and thoroughly entertaining crossover event from last year!² Collecting ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST PROLOGUE, ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST -- QUASAR #1-4, ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST -- STAR-LORD #1-4 and ANNIHILATION SAGA.

272 pages, $24.99

YOUNG AVENGERS PRESENTS TPB

Written by ED BRUBAKER, BRIAN REED, ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA, PAUL CORNELL, KEVIN GREVIOUX & MATT FRACTION Penciled by PACO MEDINA, HARVEY TOLIBAO, ALINA URUSOV, MARK BROOKS, MITCH BREITWEISER & ALAN DAVIS Cover by JIM CHEUNG

They're back at last! Patriot, Hulkling, Wiccan, Vision, Stature and Hawkeye! Where have they been and what is their place in this new post-Civil War Marvel Universe? Today's top creators tell the tale in six chapters! Collecting YOUNG AVENGERS PRESENTS #1-6.

144 pages, $16.99

DAREDEVIL: CRUEL AND UNUSUAL TPB

Written by ED BRUBAKER & GREG RUCKA Penciled by PAUL AZACETA & MICHAEL LARK Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

MATT MURDOCK TAKES A NEW CASE! Still reeling from the conclusion of his battle with Mr. Fear, an old friend drags Matt Murdock back into the light of day by bringing him the last-minute appeal of a Marvel villain now sitting on death row. What will Matt do when confronted with a bad guy who is completely innocent of the crime of which he was convicted? Collecting DAREDEVIL #106-110.

120 pages, $14.99

AMERICAN DREAM: BEYOND COURAGE TPB

Written by TOM DEFALCO Penciled by TODD NAUCK Cover by RON FRENZ

As the star-spangled splendor struggles to find a balance between her personal and super-hero lives, a hunt for a missing fiancée unexpectedly leads American Dream into a battle with an unstoppable new super-foe and terrifyingly new kind of terrorist. Collecting AMERICAN DREAM #1-5.

120 pages, $14.99

IRON MAN: THE DRAGON SEED SAGA TPB

Written by JOHN BYRNE Penciled by PAUL RYAN & MARK BRIGHT Cover by PAUL RYAN

One of the greatest heroes of this era against one of the greatest monsters of the era before! Iron Man's nemesis, the Mandarin, has risen again, his ten rings of power more awesome than before! But the power in his hands hasn't kept him from being a puppet in someone else's, and war with his ironclad enemy may have to take a backseat against ten awakened dragons...one for each ring! Can even two Iron Men handle such a multiple menace? Collecting IRON MAN #270-275.

160 pages, $16.99

SPIDER-MAN: A NEW GOBLIN TPB

Written by LEN WEIN Penciled by ROSS ANDRU Cover by ROSS ANDRU

Peter Parker's proven time and again that you can't keep a good man down, but keeping a BAD one down is even harder! Norman Osborn's supposed to be dead, so who's going bats in the green-and-purple togs now? Whether the latest Green Goblin is an old friend or a new enemy, he's out to conquer the underworld -- so Silvermane wants him dead, whether he kills Spider-Man first or not! Spidey fights both sides of a mob war, but the war's end may come in the form of another Goblin -- if he doesn't take down everyone else! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #176-180.

96 pages, $12.99

WEAPON OMEGA TPB

Written by RICH KOSLOWSKI Penciled by ANDREAD DI VITO Cover by MIKE CHOI

Omega Flight's Michael Pointer (a.k.a. Guardian) faces down demons both internal and external. What is happening to him -- and who is responsible? Featuring U.S.Agent! Collecting MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #1-12 ("Weapon Omega"). Plus the Omega Flight prequel from the CIVIL WAR: THE INITIATIVE One-Shot.

112 pages, $12.99

THE LAST DEFENDERS TPB

Written by JOE CASEY Penciled by JIM MUNIZ Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

At long last, the team book you've been waiting for! The return of the Defenders! (No trademark infringement here!) And look who's on the team: The mutant Colossus! The sensational She-Hulk! The unpredicatable Blazing Skull! An all-new lineup led by the enigmatic Nighthawk! Injected into the heart of the modern Marvel Universe, the Defenders have been reformed to serve a specific policital purpose -- but is there a greater destiny in store for this crew? It's hi-octane superheroics mainlined right into your fanboy brain! Collecting THE LAST DEFENDERS #1-6.

144 pages, $15.99

PUNISHER MAX VOL. 10: VALLEY FORGE, VALLEY FORGE TPB

Written by GARTH ENNIS Penciled by GORAN PARLOV Cover by TIM BRADSTREET

Garth Ennis concludes his seminal run on Punisher -- in style. Thirty-five years ago, the Fifth Cavalry disgorged their troops on an isolated Vietnamese hilltop and was met by a scene of utter devastation. The final body count ran to well over seven-hundred -- almost 200 hundred of them American soldiers. Standing alone amidst the carnage, a sole survivor: Captain Frank Castle, who years later would be known as the most fearsome vigilante to walk the Earth -- the Punisher. Now, the Punisher is about to face his stiffest test: He's hunted big game in his day, but none as big as this. Five men with unlimited resources. Men who'd put anything between themselves and the Punisher's bullet. Men who know exactly who he is -- and how to fight him. Collecting PUNISHER #55-60.

144 pages, $16.99

PUNISHER MAX: FROM FIRST TO LAST TPB

Written by GARTH ENNIS Penciled by JOHN SEVERIN, LEWIS LAROSA & RICHARD CORBEN Cover by TIM BRADSTREET

Three dark tales of the Punisher's past, present and future. THE TYGER: As a 10-year-old boy on the streets of Brooklyn, Frank Castle was no stranger to violence. On the eve of his first kill as the Punisher, Castle remembers a far-off summer filled with fear, intimidation and revenge. THE CELL: Deep in the bowels of Riker's Island lurk five evil old men, with a secret so terrible that even they can't begin to comprehend it. But a new inmate has arrived: the Punisher, convicted of a hundred murders, determined to find those five old men no matter what. And finally, THE END: In the near future, in the ruins of a world destroyed by nuclear fire, there is still evil -- and so there must be punishment. A dying Frank Castle stalks the mass graves of New York City, determined to carry out one final, dreadful task. Collecting PUNISHER: THE TYGER, PUNISHER: THE CELL and PUNISHER: THE END.

152 pages, $15.99

ESSENTIAL MARVEL HORROR VOL. 2 TPB

Written by STEVE GERBER, TONY ISABELLA, VAL MAYERIK, LEN WEIN, JOHN WARNER, DOUG MOENCH, MIKE FRIEDRICH, ROY THOMAS, BILL MANTLO, MARV WOLFMAN & SCOTT EDELMAN Penciled by RICH BUCKLER, VAL MAYERIK, TOM SUTTON, GENE COLAN, JIM MOONEY, TONY DEZUNIGA, BILLY GRAHAM, PABLO MARCOS, SONNY TRINIDAD, JOHN BUSCEMA, BOB BROWN, ED HANNIGAN, YONG MONTANO, JOHN BYRNE, RON WILSON, RICO RIVAL & RUBEN YANDOC Cover by JOHN ROMITA SR.

A voodoo virtuoso. A devil-tainted demi-druid. A half-mad minister. A creature of the crypts, a man-mountain of marble and a giddy giggling ghoul -- these are the horrific heroes who protect the world from forces even more frightening than themselves! Demons, zombies, warlocks and terrorists -- all in these nightmarish narratives from the shocking scarefest of the seventies! Guest- starring Spider-Man, Spider-Woman and the Thing! Collecting SUPERNATURAL THRILLERS #5 and #7-15 (Living Mummy); STRANGE TALES #169-173, TALES OF THE ZOMBIE #6 and #10 and MARVEL TEAM-UP #24 (Brother Voodoo); HAUNT OF HORROR #2-5 and MONSTERS UNLEASHED #11 (Gabriel the Devil Hunter); STRANGE TALES #174 and #176-177, and MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #11 (Golem); MARVEL CHILLERS #1-2 and MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #33 (Modred the Mystic); and DEAD OF NIGHT #11, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #26 and MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #18 (Scarecrow).

616 pages, $16.99



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