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CRIMINAL VOL. 4: BAD NIGHT TP

Written by Ed Brubaker, art and cover by Sean Phillips.

The craziest Criminal arc yet is collected! Years ago Jacob's life was torn apart, and now one bad decision on one bad night may shatter what little he's got left. A searing tale of sex, obsession, greed and insanity.

120 pages, $14.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE HUMAN TORCH VOL. 2 HC

Written by Stan Lee and Larry Ivie, penciled by Dick Ayers, Bob Powell, Carl Burgos and Jack Kirby, cover by Kirby.

The swingin' '60s solo adventures of the Human Torch come to a conclusion in this edition. These tales of the Torch (and his odd-couple partner, the Thing) are certified cover-to-cover fun! Join in as the Torch tests his mettle against the Wizard, the riotous Rabble Rouser and Plantman. Then, place your bets in the battle of fire and ice between Johnny Storm and the X-Men's Iceman, illustrated by Jack Kirby! The Thing joins the show and wastes no time getting down to clobberin' time vs. Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, Paste-Pot Pete, the Beetle (not those Beatles, they come later), the Mad Thinker and the Puppet Master. And before we close it all down comes..,the Watcher! Guest-staring the Amazing Spider-Man, the X-Men, four guys named John, Paul, George and Ringo, and if that doesn't sell you on it, here are five words that will: "Thing in a Beatle wig." Collecting Strange Tales #118-134

256 pages, $54.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1 TPB

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

Celebrate Marvel's 70th anniversary by experiencing the tales of the world's most-famous super heroes from the very beginning! The Marvel Masterworks have brought readers deluxe hardcover collections of Marvel's classics from the Golden Age, Atlas Era, and the mighty Marvel Age, and now you can join in the Masterworks excitement with our new, monthly Marvel Masterworks trade paperbacks. And where better to start than where comics' most robust line of archival comic collections began -- the Amazing Spider-Man! In 1962 in the pages of a comic book slated for cancellation, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko gave birth to one of the most-enduring icons in American popular culture -- the one and only Amazing Spider-Man! Turning the concept of a super hero on its head, they imbued the young, guilt-ridden Peter Parker with the fantastic powers of an arachnid and the fantastic pressures of an everyday teenager. The combination was pure magic. So join us in the following pages as we present stories of spectacular web-slinging adventure from Spidey's very beginning including, the tragic origin that started it all, the first appearances of the Daily Bugle, J. Jonah Jameson, Doctor Octopus, the Sandman, the Vulture, Electro, and guest-star nods by the Fantastic Four and Human Torch. And to top it off, we've packed this volume full of bonuses galore, including the complete original artwork to Spider-Man's Amazing Fantasy #15 origin from the Library of Congress archives! Collecting Amazing Fantasy #15 and The Amazing Spider-Man #1-10.

272 pages, $24.99.

THE X-MEN OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC

Written by Stan Lee and Roy Thomas, penciled by Jack Kirby, Jay Gavin, Werner Roth and Jack Sparling, covers by Kirby and Alex Ross.

In 1963 the slow boil of the Marvel super-hero revolution exploded in a full eruption with a slate of new heroic adventurers that redefined comic-book adventure forever. Joining the Fantastic Four, the Amazing Spider-Man, Ant-Man, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man and Dr. Strange came the Avengers and an odd sister book featuring a weird assortment of brand new characters: Cyclops, the Beast, Iceman, the Angel, Marvel Girl, and the mysteriously-named Professor X. They were the X-Men, and little did anyone know that they would come to take the comic book business by storm. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby billed their new creations "The Strangest Super-Heroes of All!" and while their mutant powers were certainly weird, the binding concept of this band of heroes, a group feared, hunted and hated because the of prejudice of their fellow man was pure Marvel relevance, striking at the heart of Civil Rights battles of the time. The archival volume recounts the earliest adventures of the world's most-famous super-hero team as they encounter for the very first time their nemesis Magneto, the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, the Juggernaut, Ka-Zar and the Savage Land, Master Mold and the Sentinels, and many more of Marvel's greatest heroes and villains. Supplemented with a bevy of behind-the-scenes bonus material, critical and historical essays, and original artwork. Collecting The X-Men #1-31.

768 pages, $99.99.

CAPTAIN BRITAIN BY ALAN MOORE & ALAN DAVIS OMNIBUS HC

Written by Alan Moore, Alan Davis, Dave Thorpe, Paul Neary, Michael Carlin, Steve Craddock, Mike Collins, Jamie Delano and Chris Claremont, penciled by Davis and Neary, cover by Davis.

One of the Marvel Universe's most staggering sagas from two of Britain's most remarkable writers, reprinted in total for the first time! Captain Britain fights to save a universe...and fails! But a single reality is small change in the game Merlyn's playing against Mad Jim Jaspers, who's rewriting reality so he's the center of the universe! Worlds collide, heroes and villains die, and Captain Britain's beside himself -- except when he's fighting himself...to the death! Featuring the first appearances of the metamorphic Meggan, Opal Luna Saturnyne, the Captain Britain Corps, and more! Plus: Psylocke joins the X-Men, and the X-Men join Captain Britain on a cosmic quest into the secrets of life and death! The fiendish Fury, the horrific Horde and the malevolent Mojo are only a few of the adversaries who await within! Also guest-starring the New Mutants and Captain America! Collecting Marvel Super-Heroes (UK) #377-388, The Daredevils (Uk) #1-11, Captain America #305-306, Mighty World Of Marvel (Uk) #7-16, Captain Britain (UK) #1-14, New Mutants Annual #2 and Uncanny X-Men Annual #11.

680 pages, $99.99.

NEW AVENGERS VOL. 3 HC

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, penciled by Alex Maleev, Leinil Francis Yu, Dave McCaig, Howard Chaykin, Olivier Coipel, Pasqual Ferry, Jim Cheung and Marc Silvestri, covver by Yu.

As Civil War rages, the Avengers are about to go to war over their beliefs -- and the shake-up will shock you. Captain America on the run! Spider-Woman beset on both sides! Things get nasty when Iron Man must turn against his friends, only for a new threat to hit much too close to home! Then, the super-hero Civil War may be over, but the New Avengers haven't given up the fight. Refusing to register with the federal government, rebel Avengers Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Spider-Woman, Dr. Strange and Iron Fist start a new life as underground outlaw heroes ­ but will Iron Man's government-backed "Mighty Avengers" hunt them down before they can make a difference? All this plus the resurrection of Hawkeye, the return of the Scarlet Witch and the strangest guest star of all: Brother Voodoo! Plus, discover the secret past of Marvel's most secret team in New Avengers: Illuminati. Then, The Confession delivers a heartbreaking finale to the Civil War event. Also, The Initiative gives you a tour of Marvel's post-Civil War landscape. Collecting New Avengers #21-31, the New Avengers: Illuminati one-shot, Civil War: The Confession and Civil War: The Initiative.

360 pages, $34.99.

SPIDER-MAN: NEW WAYS TO DIE PREMIERE HC

Written by Dan Slott and Mark Waid, penciled by John Romita Jr. and Adi Granov, cover by Romita.

The Thunderbolts are coming to New York to take down Spider-Man! Spidey's a villain? Norman Osborn's a hero? What kind of crazy, mixed-up world is this? Next thing you'll tell us is that black is white and white is black...Or maybe that has something to do with Venom, Mister Negative, and the birth of an all-new Spider Villain! Or would that be an all-new Spider-Hero? Spidey's Brand New Day will be changed forever. Collecting Amazing Spider-Man #568-573.

192 pages, $24.99.

MIGHTY AVENGERS VOL. 4: SECRET INVASION BOOK 2 PREMIERE HC

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, penciled by Khoi Pham and Steve Kurth, cover by Marko Djurdjevic.

Eletrka is a Skrull! Words that have echoed through Marvel Comics for the last two years. But how did this happen and for how long has this been true? Plus, the return of Mar-Vell has brought with it more questions then answers but now all those questions will finally be answered. Also, find out all you need to know about Nick Fury's Secret Warriors. Then watch the lives of two of the most famous Kree, Captain Mar-Vell and Marvel Boy, alter the events of the Invasion forever. Collecting Mighty Avengers #16-20.

136 pages, $19.99.

ULTIMATUM: MARCH ON ULTIMATUM PREMIERE HC

Written by Aron Coleite, Joe Pokaski, Jeph Loeb and Brian Michael Bendis, penciled by Eric Basaldua, Brandon Peterson, John Romita Jr., Marko Djurdjevic, Ed Mcguinness and David Lafuente Garcia, cover by Peterson.

A group of X-Men from the future come back in time to try and assassinate the Fantastic Four -- attempting to prevent the events of Ultimatum from ever happening. Who are these warriors from the future and what role will they play in the shocking scenario to follow? Also, Who can stop the future X-Men from killing today's Fantastic Four? Who else...the future Fantastic Four! If you think you know who the Black Panther is, you haven't spent enough time in the Ultimate U! What secrets from his past cross into Captain America's origin? What deal did they make that will throw Cap's loyalty to the Ultimates into question? Plus, it's the Ultimate Road Trip of the Year! The Hulk and Zarda -- a.k.a. Power Princess from the Squadron Supreme -- team-up for the most wild cross-country smash-and-grab you can imagine! Then, the relationship between Peter Parker and Mary Jane is one of the most iconic and popular romances in all of comics -- and in this special story that relationship delves into an area never before seen in any Spider-Man comic! Collecting Ultimate Fantastic Four/Ultimate X-Men Annual #1, Ultimate X-Men/ Ultimate Fantastic Four Annual #1, Ultimate Captain America Annual #1, Ultimate Hulk Annual #1 and Ultimate Amazing Spider-Man Annual #3.

176 pages, $24.99.

X-MEN : ORIGINAL SIN PREMIERE HC

Written by MIKE CAREY & DANIEL WAY Penciled by SCOT EATON & MIKE DEODATO Cover by MIKE DEODATO After his bruising encounter with Cyclops and Emma Frost, Professor X is forced to revisit the biggest challenge and the biggest failure of his career: Logan. But the layers of lies hide one last, deadly secret which goes back to the days of the X-Men's founding, and the Professor's timing couldn't possibly be worse... Collecting X-MEN: LEGACY #217-218, WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #28-30 and X-MEN ORIGINAL SIN ONE-SHOT.

144 pages, $24.99.

MARVEL 1985 PREMIERE HC

Written by MARK MILLAR Penciled by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS Covers by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS & JIM CHEUNG Before SECRET INVASION...before WORLD WAR HULK...before CIVIL WAR... The most powerful super-villains in the Marvel Universe gather their might to wreak havoc on the one place they've never before set foot‹YOUR WORLD! As mankind's enemies cut a swath of destruction with unprecedented ferocity and ruthlessness, the fate of the planet rests in the hands of one person: Toby, a 13-year-old boy who holds the key to uniting his comic-book idols, the Marvel Heroes! Superstars Mark Millar (CIVIL WAR, FANTASTIC FOUR) and Tommy Lee Edwards (BULLET POINTS, The Question) deliver a Marvel Event the likes of which you've never seen! Collecting MARVEL 1985 #1-6.

144 pages, $24.99.

WOLVERINE: NOT DEAD YET PREMIERE HC

Written by WARREN ELLIS Penciled by LEINIL FRANCIS YU Covers by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

Wolverine's past is full of nasty characters, but few as fiendish as the White Ghost, a murderous mercenary whom Logan thought he'd left for dead during his spy years! But this Ghost won't be laid to rest until he's run Wolverine through a gauntlet of Adamantium weapons, killing the mutant maverick with the very metal that's saved his life so many times! Unwilling to risk his friends, Wolverine stands alone in a story of intrigue, romance and devastation, culminating in a clash between two killers! Collecting WOLVERINE #119-122.

112 pages, $19.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE TRUTH PREMIERE HC

Written by ROBERT MORALES Penciled by KYLE BAKER Cover by KYLE BAKER

In every war, people demand their champion. In World War II, that hero was Captain America. TRUTH is the controversial, declassified story of the African American men involuntarily subjected to the U.S. War Department's "Super Soldier" project, in a race to develop a serum that might turn the tide against the Axis powers ... if the Nazi's didn't get to it first. An epic spanning the time just before the attack on Pearl Harbor into the present day, TRUTH finally reveals the tragic sacrifice that a Black infantry unit made for their country ‹ and what those sacrifices mean to a white man named Steve Rogers. Collecting TRUTH #1-7.

168 pages, $24.99.

DAREDEVIL: BORN AGAIN PREMIERE HC

Written by FRANK MILLER Penciled by DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI Covers by DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI

"And I ‹ I have shown him... that a man without hope is a man without fear." The definitive Daredevil tale! Karen Page, Matt Murdock's former lover, has traded away the Man Without Fear's secret identity for a drug fix. Now, Daredevil must find strength as the Kingpin of Crime wastes no time taking him down as low as a human can get. Collecting DAREDEVIL #226-233.

248 pages, $24.99.

X-MEN: PROTEUS PREMIERE HC

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT, JOHN BYRNE, ANN NOCENTI & FABIAN NICIEZA Penciled by JOHN BYRNE, JOHN BOLTON & MARK BRIGHT Covers by DAVE COCKRUM & GEORGE PÉREZ

One of the X-Men's greatest allies must face her darkest secret when a child born of violence bends reality to his whims! The paranormal Proteus battles the X-Men in body and soul, shaking the psyches of even their strongest! But as Marvel's mightiest mutants face one world-threatening wonder, an even worse one awaits as the stage is set for the debut of Dark Phoenix! Collecting X-MEN #125-128, and CLASSIC X-MEN #32-33 and #36.

128 pages, $19.99.

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: TREASURE ISLAND GN

Written by ROY THOMAS (based on the novel by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON) Penciled by MARIO GULLY Cover by GREG HILDEBRANDT Robert Louis Stevenson's seafaring adventure is brought to graphic life. This is a classic tale that has thrilled generations of readers, taken in by the allure of the sea -- as only Stevenson could present it! Don't dare miss this limited adaptation of the entire novel, me hearties, or walkin' the plank ye'll be! Collecting Marvel Illustrated: Treasure Island #1-6.

160 pages, $14.99.

SPIDER-MAN: AMAZING FRIENDS DIGEST

Written by KEITH GIFFEN, PAUL TOBIN, SEAN MCKEEVER, KARL KESEL & DAVID MICHELINIE Penciled by RICK BURCHETT, COLEEN COOVER, PATRICK OLLIFFE, CASEY JONES, KANO, NICK DRAGOTTA & CHRIS GIARRUSSO Cover by PATRICK OLLIFFE

A heaping helping of timeless tales of Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man! First, Spidey teams up with Falcon to handle an outbreak of futuristic weaponry showing up in Harlem. Then a young Spidey's doing his darndest to find allies in his war against crime, but he didn't count on being matchmaker to two bickering heroes! Can the webslinger get Firestar to chill out and warm Iceman's heart...by setting them up on a date!? Also featuring Iron Man and Silver Surfer. Collecting material from KING-SIZE SPIDER-MAN SUMMER SPECIAL #1 (Falcon; 2-page backup), SPIDER-MAN FAMILY FEATURING SPIDER-MAN'S AMAZING FRIENDS #1 (Firestar, Iceman; Mini Marvels), SPIDER-MAN FEATURING THE SILVER SURFER MAGAZINE (Silver Surfer prose story) and SPIDER-MAN MAGAZINE: GREAT POWER (Iron Man prose story).

96 pages, $9.99.

SPIDER-GIRL VOL. 10: SEASON OF THE SERPENT DIGEST

Written by TOM DEFALCO Penciled by RON FRENZ & PAT OLLIFFE Cover by PAT OLLIFFE May Parker has battled the Soldiers of the Serpent before and come out ahead. But this time, they have united behind an enigmatic, powerful leader, and May's spider powers might not be enough to save her this time. Also, May's romantic life takes a sudden left turn. Plus, the return of the Scarlet Spider! Collecting SPIDER-GIRL #52-59.

192 pages, $9.99.

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN/IRON MAN/HULK: TRIPLE THREAT DIGEST

Written by PAUL TOBIN Penciled by ALVIN LEE Cover by ROGER CRUZ

All adventure, all action, for all ages! Join Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Hulk as they team up against the fiercest obstacles and most dangerous villains they've ever encountered. Featuring Hercules, Kang the Conqueror, and Klaw! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #1-4.

96 pages, $9.99.

LAURELL K. HAMILTON'S ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE FIRST DEATH TPB

Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON & JONATHON GREEN Penciled by WELLINTON ALVES Cover by BRETT BOOTH

Her fans have been asking for it; now, Laurell K. Hamilton delivers a look into Anita Blake's past. Written by Laurell K. Hamilton herself, along with Jonathon Green, THE FIRST DEATH takes place almost a year before the events being chronicled in GUILTY PLEASURES. Witness the first meeting of Anita and Jean-Claude, Anita's first time inside Guilty Pleasures, her first serial-killer case, and an early encounter with Edward. Prepare to be thrilled by this original story produced especially for comics! Collecting LAURELL K. HAMILTON'S ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE FIRST DEATH #1-2 and ANITA BLAKE: GUILTY PLEASURES HANDBOOK

128 pages, $14.99.

SECRET INVASION TPB

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by LEINIL FRANCIS YU Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO

SECRET INVASION IS HERE!! The shape-shifting alien race known as the Skrulls has secretly infiltrated every super-powered organization on Earth with one goal...full-scale invasion! In this collected edition, page after page unveils reveal after reveal and shocking moment after shocking moment! Brian Bendis and Leinil Francis Yu leap off the pages of mega-hit New Avengers and deliver a story that will change the Marvel Universe forever. Collecting SECRET INVASION #1-8.

200 pages, $29.99.

SECRET INVASION: FANTASTIC FOUR TPB

Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA, ROGER STERN & TOM DEFALCO Penciled by BARRY KITSON, JOHN BUSCEMA & PAUL RYAN Cover by ALAN DAVIS

The invasion has started, and no one in the MU is safe, not even the First Family of Comicdom! Aware that some of the Earth's most advanced technology and weaponry is housed in the Baxter Building, the Skrulls have neutralized the building -- by transporting it and its inhabitants straight to the Negative Zone! With one member of the Fantastic Four M.I.A. and another "replaced," it's up to the remaining family members -- not to mention Franklin and Val -- to get back to our dimension, Skrulls or no Skrulls. But are any of our heroes who they think they are? Plus: two classic stories of skrull trickery from the Fantastic Four's past. Collecting SECRET INVASION: FANTASTIC FOUR #1-3, and FANTASTIC FOUR #300 and #357.

144 pages, $14.99.

SECRET INVASION: HOME INVASION TPB

Written by IVAN BRANDON Penciled by NICK POSTIC Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO

Kinsey Walden was just a typical high school senior. With her parents out of town, she should have spent the last few days just enjoying herself ­ playing soccer or shopping for the perfect prom dress. Or doing anything other than what she has been doing: spying on her brother, Hank, who's been acting a little stranger than normal recently. "Strange" as in writing notes to himself in a made-up language and keeping maps of Manhattan hidden under his mattress. Kinsey believes something is seriously wrong with Hank, and when she decides to confront him with her suspicions, he... turns green! Get the ground-level perspective on Marvel's biggest story of the year as Kinsey and her friends hit the streets to escape her brother. Guest starring the Young Avengers. Collecting the SECRET INVASION: HOME INVASION webcomic.

104 pages, $14.99.

SECRET INVASION: CAPTAIN MARVEL TPB

Written by BRIAN REED Penciled by LEE WEEKS 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 material from Civil War: The Return.

136 pages, $14.99.

SECRET INVASION: WAR MACHINE TPB

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE Penciled by SEAN CHEN Cover by ADI GRANOV

SECRET INVASION TIE-IN! The Skrulls have stricken Iron Man with an alien virus that renders his armor and technology useless! But Tony Stark plans for every possibility...so it's time to say hello to Tony's not-so-little friend‹War Machine, weapon of S.H.I.E.L.D.! But can one man, even one as well-armed as James Rhodes, stand alone against a worldwide invasion? Witness the exciting new chapter in both Tony and Rhodey's history! Collecting IRON MAN: DIRECTOR OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #33-35. Plus: Relive Rhodey's first meetings with Tony Stark AND Iron Man, from IRON MAN #144 (1981).

96 pages, $12.99.

FANTASTIC FOUR: WORLD'S GREATEST TPB

Written by MARK MILLAR Penciled by BRYAN HITCH Cover by BRYAN HITCH

Taking their cue from the wild-eyed, creative abandon of the classic Lee/Kirby years, Millar and Hitch make the book decisively their own! First up is the return of Reed Richards' old flame, Alyssa Moy, with news of worldwide calamity that only Mister Fantastic can help divert -- but what if the price is his marriage to Sue? Next, the Defenders are back and barraging New York with high-velocity attacks. This mysterious group of heavies has taken out Doctor Doom and Johnny Storm -- and that's not even their biggest surprise! Collecting Fantastic Four #554-561.

192 pages, $19.99.

AGENTS OF ATLAS TPB

Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by LEONARD KIRK Cover by TOMM COKER

Looking for answers? Get your Atlas! The spy. The spaceman. The goddess. The robot. The gorilla. During the late 1950s, the U.S. government allowed FBI Special Agent Jimmy Woo to forge a team of unlikely heroes. Together, they stormed the fortress of a criminal mastermind to rescue President Eisenhower ­ but the group disbanded soon after. Now, almost 50 years later, an unauthorized S.H.I.E.L.D. mission goes down in flames ­ and from the ashes arise forces from the Golden Age of Marvel! It started in 1947 when the Sub-Mariner's cousin hit the printed page, and it finishes up here as yesterday's heroes make tomorrow safe from one of history's horrors! Collecting AGENTS OF ATLAS #1-6 -- plus the Agents' first appearances in stories from YELLOW CLAW #1 (Jimmy Woo; October 1956), MENACE #11 (Human Robot; May 1954), VENUS #1 (August 1948), MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #82 (Namora; May 1947), MARVEL BOY #1 (December 1950), MEN'S ADVENTURES #26 (Gorilla Man; March 1954) and WHAT IF? #9 (1950s Avengers; June 1978). Also featuring blogs, creator interviews, character designs and other extras!

256 pages, $24.99.

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 21: WAR OF THE SYMBIOTES TPB

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by STUART IMMONEN Cover by STUART IMMONEN

Venom returns for the "War of the Symbiotes!" When Spidey's most fearsome foe strikes, it looks bad for the outmatched web-slinger, but Silver Sable and her Wild Pack may turn the tide! Have they come to save Spider-Man or is their motive something more sinister? Plus: this story adapts, expands and incorporates the hit Ultimate Spider-Man video game (which Brian Michael Bendis just happened to co-write) into Ultimate Spider-Man continuity! So be like Venom and return to ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN. Collecting ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #123-128.

144 pages, $15.99.

IRON MAN: DIRECTOR OF S.H.I.E.L.D. -- WITH IRON HANDS TPB

Written by STUART MOORE Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, CARLO PAGULAYAN & STEVE KURTH Cover by ADI GRANOV

When an unseen terrorist throws a struggling nation into chaos, Tony Stark's past as a munitions manufacturer collides with his present role as Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Is Tony himself responsible? And what's his connection to the deadly menace growing within S.H.I.E.L.D. itself? Collecting IRON MAN: DIRECTOR OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #29-32.

112 pages, $12.99.

IMMORTAL IRON FIST VOL. 3: THE BOOK OF THE IRON FIST TPB

Written by ED BRUBAKER & MATT FRACTION Penciled by DAVID AJA, KHARI EVANS, LEANDRO FERNANDEZ, NICK DRAGOTTA, MIKE ALLRED, LAURA ALLRED, RUSS HEATH, MITCH BREITWEISER, TRAVEL FOREMAN & KANO Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

Danny Rand is the Iron Fist, but Danny Rand is not the only Iron Fist! There have been sixty-six men and women to carry the mantle of the Immortal Iron Fist. Men and women of great courage, valor, skill and sacrifice. They are weapons wielded against the wicked in the name of the heavenly city of K'un-Lun. They have loved to live as an Iron Fist, and loved to die as an Iron Fist. The Book of the Iron Fist tells their story. It is a story of epic adventure that takes place a millenium ago, in the here and now and at all stops between. It is the story of the Immortal Iron Fists and the timeless chain that binds them together in honor. Collecting IMMORTAL IRON FIST #7, #15-16, ORSON RANDALL AND THE GREEN MIST OF DEATH and THE ORIGIN OF DANNY RAND.

160 pages, $16.99.

X-FORCE VOL. 1: ANGELS AND DEMONS TPB

Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRIS YOST Penciled by CLAYTON CRAIN Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Extreme times call for extreme measures. They are the X-Men's special black-ops strike team, created to go places and do things the regular squad can't or won't. The members? The best trackers and killers the X-Men have to offer: Wolverine, X-23, Warpath and Wolfsbane. Their name? X-Force. When the bloodthirsty, mutant-hating religious sect known as the Purifiers rears its head, the members of X-Force launch themselves into battle with claws out and teeth bared. But the team's plan is thrown into disarray when the Purifiers get their hands on Wolfsbane. X-Force must make moves to rescue their teammate and put down the Purifiers permanently ‹ but the religious sect has plans of its own, resurrecting some of the most heinous mutant-murderers in history. As if that wasn't enough, the team also sees the return of a fan-favorite X-Man -- though whether the X-Force will fight beside or against him remains to be seen. Collecting X-Force #1-6.

144 pages, $15.99.

DAREDEVIL BY FRANK MILLER & KLAUS JANSON VOL. 3 TPB

Written by FRANK MILLER & MIKE W. BARR Penciled by FRANK MILLER, KLAUS JANSON, JOHN BUSCEMA & BILL SIENKIEWICZ Cover by FRANK MILLER

Two assassins. One hero. It didn't end well. But Elektra's death was only the foundation for one of Frank Miller's most staggering sagas of the Man Without Fear! The Hand and the Chaste are in a race for Elektra, body and soul, and Natasha Romanova, the Black Widow, almost follows her rival into the grave while Daredevil's trapped in a coffin of his own design! Can his sarcastic sensei Stick rescue him from sensory overload, just in time for hand-to-Hand combat? Plus the continuing tragedy of Heather Glenn, Foggy Nelson's foray into organized crime, a path not taken to the SHIELD Helicarrier, and the only villain who gets less respect than Stilt-Man...a second Stilt-Man! Featuring the Kingpin, Bullseye, and Hydra! Collecting DAREDEVIL #185-191, #219; DAREDEVIL: LOVE & WAR and WHAT IF? #28.

336 pages, $29.99.

INFINITY CRUSADE VOL. 2 TPB

Written by JIM STARLIN Penciled by RON LIM, TOM RANEY, KRIS RENKEWITZ, ANGEL MEDINA & TOM GRINDBERG Cover by RON LIM

The Goddess has half of the Marvel Universe on her side, but if she doesn't get her way, she's ready to destroy all of it! The Fantastic Four, the Avengers, the Defenders, the X-Men, X-Factor, X-Force, the New Warriors, and more are turned against each other in her cosmic inquisition, and while Adam Warlock seeks answers within, could an even bigger crisis loom if ultimate power is stolen by...Pip the Troll?! Plus mayhem on Monster Island and a Drax/Thor grudge match, Destroyer against Thunderer! Plus a list of guest appearances too long to feature here! Collecting INFINITY CRUSADE #4-6, WARLOCK CHRONICLES #4-5, WARLOCK AND THE INFINITY WATCH #20-22

248 pages, $29.99.

WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS VOL. 2: TO RUSSIA, WITH LOVE TPB

Written by FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by CLAYTON HENRY Cover by SALVADOR ESPIN

"TO ME, MY X-MEN! You must immediately pursue Wolverine into Canada! He has defected back to ALPHA FLIGHT...and taken Kitty Pryde with him!" Then, the SOVIET SUPER SOLDIERS have kidnapped Kitty's flame Colossus, and she and Wolverine must brave the dangers of Russia's irradiated Forbidden Zone to save him! Collecting WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #5-8 ‹ plus learn how Kitty joined the X-Men in UNCANNY X-MEN #139-140 by classic creators Chris Claremont and John Byrne.

168 pages, $15.99.

MARVEL ZOMBIES: DEAD DAYS TPB

Written by Robert Kirkman, Mark Millar and Reginald Hudlin, penciled by Sean Phillips, Greg Land, Mitch Breitweiser and Francis Portela, cover by Arthur Suydam.

Experience the birth of the Marvel Zombies as told by the creative team of the best-selling limited series, and then witness their rise as they attempt to slake their hunger across two universes! First, Robert Kirkman and Sean Phillips pull out all the stops as they reveal the secret story of the day the Marvel Heroes became brain-eating monsters! Next, follow the Marvel Zombies into the pages of Mark Millar and Greg Land's Ultimate Fantastic Four! Reed Richards has used his scientific genius to contact an Earth in a surprisingly familiar parallel dimension -- and he's ready to visit! But nothing could have prepared him for the world he's about to enter! In Reginald Hudlin and Francis Portela's Black Panther, the mainstream Marvel Universe's New Fantastic Four just made a wrong turn on the dimensional super highway -- and they've landed in the middle of Zombie-verse! And if that weren't bad enough, they've parked their butts on that universe's Skrull Planet! Collecting Marvel Zombies: Dead Days; Ultimate Fantastic Four #21-23, #30-32; and Black Panther #28-30.

272 pages, $24.99.

ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST BOOK 2 TPB

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.

352 pages, $34.99.

HULK VISIONARIES: PETER DAVID VOL. 6 TPB

Written by Peter David and Kurt Busiek, penciled by Dale Keown and Bill Jaaska, cover by Keown.

A third of the way into his remarkable run, Peter David introduced one of his most influential contributions to the Hulk's career: the Pantheon! David's dynamic demigods hit the scene just as the Hulk's finally getting his head together, no matter how many personalities are inside it! It's a circus in there, and what's a circus without...a Ringmaster? Plus: a Skrull invasion (another one?); Christmas with the Rhino; and the short, tragic career of Crazy Eight! Guest-starring Doc Samson and Nick Fury! Collecting Incredible Hulk #373-382.

240 pages, $29.99.

FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: JOHN BYRNE VOL. 0 TPB

Written by John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Marv Wolfman and Bill Mantlo, penciled by John Byrne, Joe Sinnott and Pablo Marcos, cover by Byrne.

Even before his phenomenal FF run, John Byrne was shaping the World Greatest Super-Team's destiny whenever he could get his hands on them! Tales from three titles, featuring the FF vs. the Frightful Four, the Human Torch vs. the Super-Skrull and the Thing vs. himself! Time travel, evolution and the fate of Herbie! (Remember him?) Guest-starring Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel and Dazzler! Collecting Marvel Team-Up #61-62, Marvel Two-in-One #50 and Fantastic Four #215-218 and #220-221.

200 pages, $24.99.

ESSENTIAL WOLVERINE VOL. 1 TPB (ALL-NEW EDITION)

Written by Chris Claremont, Peter David and Archie Goodwin, penciled by John Buscema, Gene Colan and John Byrne, cover by Byrne.

You can call him mutant or animal or hunter or even Wolverine, he couldn't care less. Logan is old enough to remember Teddy Roosevelt taking office, his bones are unbreakable, his senses are extraordinary, he regenerates injury at an inhuman rate, and his rage is unholy. Haunted by half-forgotten demons, he fights for those who can't fight for themselves -- from the concrete canyons of New York City to the seedy underbelly of Southeast Asia and beyond ­ even as he struggles to contain the monster within. Collecting Wolverine #1-23.

552 pages, $16.99.

ESSENTIAL PUNISHER VOL. 3 TPB

Written by Mike Baron, Roger Salick, Eliot R. Brown and Gregory Wright, penciled by Erik Larsen, Russ Heath, Bill Reinhold, Mark Texeira, Jack Slamn, Tod Smith, Jim Lee, Eliot R. Brown and Lee Sullivan, cover by Reinhold.

He's a boxer, he's a ninja, he's a corporate whistle-blower, he's a biker, he's an armored warrior...he's the Punisher, and he's taking his anti-crime obsession across four continents and beyond! He wants nothing to do with the superhuman shenanigans of the rest of the Marvel Universe but is nonetheless thrown against Doctor Doom, AIM, the Reavers, Jigsaw, Madam Hydra, and more! And introducing the sinister Saracen, one of the rare wrongdoers to fight the Punisher and live long enough to do it again! Plus combat tips, tech specs, and solo adventures of the Punisher's sidekick Microchip! Guest-starring Moon Knight! Collecting Punisher #21-40 and Punisher Annual #2-3

584 pages, $16.99.




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