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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2008

MARVEL COMICS FOR FEBRUARY

ULTIMATE TITLES

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #60

Written by Joe Pokaski, penciled by Tyler Kirkham, cover by Ed McGuinness, variant cover by Kirkham.

Series finale! Ultimatum tie-in! It all began when four teenagers got caught in an experiment gone fantastically wrong. Now, in a series finale you won't believe, Reed, Ben, Sue, and Johnny will discover that nothing lasts forever -- especially family.

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE X-MEN #100

Written by Aron E. Coleite, pencils by Mark Brooks, cover by Ed McGuinness, variant cover by Brooks.

Xavier's School for Gifted Students was a sanctuary for young mutants...but in the wake of Ultimatum, it's starting to look more like a graveyard. A groundbreaking series final issue as the scattered X-Men pull together to stand united in the face of extinction!

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #131

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

Ultimatum tie-in. Just when our waterlogged webslinger thought things couldn't get any worse, Spidey finds himself face-to-face with none other than the Hulk! Plus: Spider-Woman, Daredevil, and Doctor Strange amidst the destruction... and not everyone lives to see the next issue...!

32 pages, $2.99.

ULTMATE WOLVERINE VS. HULK #1 ALL-NEW PRINTING

Written by Damon Lindelof, pencils and cover by Leinil Francis Yu.

Dr. Bruce Banner has been presumed dead since his execution, following his murderous rampage through Manhattan as the Hulk. But when reports start cropping up of an unidentified creature appearing around the globe, Nick Fury begins to get worried. Not because Banner can turn from man to unstoppable monster in seconds...but because Banner's existence is the one secret that can bring down Fury. Fury turns to the only man he can trust: Wolverine. And he's only too glad to take care of Banner -- by any means necessary.

32 pages, $2.99.

ULTMATE WOLVERINE VS. HULK #2 ALL-NEW PRINTING

Written by Damon Lindelof, pencils and cover by Leinil Francis Yu.

Doctor Bruce Banner. Mass Murderer. Responsible for the death of hundreds in New York City. Now, he wanders the globe in search of inner peace -- in an attempt to never again unleash the monster within. Banner travels through Paris, Ireland, India, and finally to the hills of Tibet...where at last he finds Nirvana. And that is precisely when Wolverine shows up. To kill him. Let the games begin.

32 pages, $2.99.

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SPIDER-MAN TITLES

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #585

Written by Marc Guggenheim, penciles and cover by John Romita Jr.

"Character Assassination," part 2. It's Menace versus Spider-Man, and the loser ain't walking away! Plus, Lily Hollister's reaction to Harry Osborn's shocking pronouncement and we come a step closer to revealing the Spider-Tracer Killer! All that plus, the secrets of Menace stand revealed!

32 pages, $2.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #586

Written by Marc Guggenheim, art by Klaus Janson, cover by John Romita Jr.

"Character Assassination" interlude. No more secrets. No more lies. With Menace unmasked, the whole story of who he is and how he came to be is finally revealed and it promises to shake Peter Parker's world to its foundation.

32 pages, $2.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #587

Written by Marc Guggenheim, art and cover by John Romita Jr.

"Character Assassination," part 3. Spidey's loved ones are in danger, but to save them he'll have to face thirty of his deadliest foes. Meanwhile, Carlie Cooper and Vin Gonzales are in deeper trouble than they thought and Harry Osborn and Lily Hollister face the election results.

32 pages, $2.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #3

Written by J.M. DeMatteis, Tom DeFalco, Abby Benson, Paul Tobin and various, pencils by Val Semeiks, Todd Nauck, Colleen Coover and more, cover by Barry Kitson.

Spinning out of the revent events of "Mind on Fire" and the revelations surrounding the return of Harry Osborn, comes a story shedding more light on the longtime friendship between Pete and Harry. Over in the Amazing Spider-Ma'am, meet Aunt May's arch nemesis! Meanwhile, in the alternate universe of Mr. & Mrs. Spider-Man, Peter and MJ must stop a desperate criminal -- and a future career for Peter Parker is born! Back in our world, The Private Life of Peter Parker shows readers a true hero when Pete is trapped in a life-and-death situation with a child who needs his support. All this, plus the return of Peter Porker The Amazing Spider-Ham!

104 pages, $4.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #29

Written by Tom DeFalco, pencils by Ron Frenz and Colleen Coover, cover by Frenz.

To save her mother and brother from the new resurrected Green Goblin, Spider-Girl must battle Spider-Girl as the secret of the Brand New May is finally revealed

32 pages, $2.99.

SPIDER-MAN NOIR #3

Written by David Hine, art by Carmine Di Giandomenico, cover by Patrick Zircher, variant cover by Dennis Calero.

Young Peter Parker's been given the power -- but does he have what it takes in gritty 1930s New York? There's only so much a kid like Peter can do against corrupt city politicians and slick gangland bosses. But when he gets unexpected inside info on the Goblin's dirty dealings, it's the chance of a lifetime for the Spider-Man to clean up the town!

32 pages, $3.99.



MARVEL UNIVERSE TITLES

ADAM: LEGEND OF THE BLUE MARVEL #4

Written by Kevin Grevioux, pencils by Mat Broome, cover by Juan Doe.

The dreaded Anti-Man has returned...the Mighty Avengers barely stopped him before, and now he's stronger than ever! But why is the Blue Marvel, the only man who has ever managed to defeat the villain, rocketing to the bottom of the ocean? Guest-starring Namor!

32 pages, $3.99.

THE AGE OF THE SENTRY #6

Written by Jeff Parker, penciled by Nick Dragotta, cover by Dave Bullock.

The full-length "The Death of the Sentry!" How will the Man of Gold finally fall to his arch villain, The Void? How will the world go on? What about his best gal Lindy (sniff) and Scout n' Li'l Watchdog (who never hurt anybody 'cause he's a good dog) and Harrison Oogar and the Hillbillionaires?

32 pages, $2.99.

AGENTS OF ATLAS #1

Written by Jeff Parker, penciled by Carlo Pagulayan and Benton Jew, cover by Art Adams, variant cover by Ed McGuinness.

No story information released.

48 pages, $3.99.

ASTONISHING TALES #1

Written by C.B. Cebulski, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, Chris Sequera and Jonathan Hickman, penciled by Kenneth Roquefort, Lou Kang, Chew Chan, Nick Pitarra and Jonathan Hickman, wraparound cover by Kenneth Roquefort, variant cover by Marc Silvestri.

The Marvel Universe is about to get even more astonishing with this anthology that delivers super-sized thrills every month! First up, Cebulski and Roquefort get gritty with a no-holds-barred Wolverine/Punisher tale. Plus a double dose of the Iron Avenger as Tony Stark and Arno Stark, Iron Man of the year 2020, headline two tales of corporate and high-tech intrigue. Finally, Cannonball and Sunspot of the New Mutants get sucked into the wildest adventure of their short lives when they spend their summer vacation in...Mojoworld!

40 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #22

Written by Dan Slott and Christos N. Gage, pencils and cover by Humberto Ramos.

No story information released.

32 pages, $2.99.

BLACK PANTHER #1

Written by Reginald Hudlin, penciled by Ken Lashley, covers by J. Scott Campbell and Lashley, variant cover by Marko Djurdjevic.

"Deadliest of the Species," part 1. Tie-in to Dark Reign.

40 pages, $3.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #47

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

The New Captain America in the hands of the enemy in China! His secret past as the Winter Soldier in danger of coming to light! And what are his old Invaders teammate the Sub-Mariner and the Black Widow doing while Bucky Barnes faces his darkest past?

32 pages, $2.99.

CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI: 13 #10

Written by Paul Cornell, penciled by Leonard Kirk, cover by Stuart Immonen.

The king of the vampires is back. As if the hoards of demons that Pete Wisdom let out in order to defeat the Skrulls in England weren't enough, now Dracula has entered the scene. What does he want with Spitfire? And how will an election help his cause? You better hope that Captain Britain and the rest of MI13 have a way to defeat him!

32 pages, $2.99.

DAREDEVIL #116

Written by Ed Brubaker, penciled by David Aja, cover by Marko Djurdjevic.

Nearly two years ago, the Kingpin left America to try to build a new life and find a new purpose for himself. Is that new life now coming to the attention of old enemies? And how does this connect to Matt Murdock and his troubles in New York with Lady Bullseye? Find out in this prelude to the new epic -- Return of the King.

32 pages, $2.99.

DARK AVENGERS #2

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils and cover by Mike Deodato, variant cover by Mike Choi.

No story information released.

32 pages, $3.99.

DARK REIGN FILES

Written by Michael Hoskin.

No story information provided.

64 pages, $4.99.

DR. DOOM AND THE MASTERS OF EVIL #2

Written by Paul Tobin, penciled by Patrick Scherberger, cover by Karl Kerschl.

The Masters of Evil have themselves a plan, and all that stands in their way is the Circus of Crime and their ringleader...Doctor Doom! When an untouched Hittite temple is found deep inside a New Mexico cave, the rush is on for the untold wealth, and a map where "eternal life" is the X that marks the spot! But where is the original Ringleader, and even with Doom now leading them, what can a bunch of circus performers do against the Master of Evil?

32 pages, $2.99.

ETERNALS #8

Written by Charles Knauf and Daniel Knauf, pencils and cover by Eric Nguyen.

Guest-starring the X-Men! When colliding cousins Ikaris and Druig face-off at the feet of the Dreaming Celestial, do you think the astonishing mutants are going to let their new hometown be torn apart? Think again, Bub! They've united in the past to face a common foe, but can the X-Men and the Eternals stand together now?

32 pages, $2.99.

FANTASTIC FOUR #564

Written by Mark Millar, art and cover by Bryan Hitch.

"Dear Readers, you have our word that nothing this lame happens inside this very special Christmas issue." Yours sincerely, Mark and Bryan. Part 1 of 2.

32 pages, $2.99.

FRANKLIN RICHARDS: IT'S DARK REIGNING CATS & DOGS...

Written and art by Chris Eliopoulos, cover by Eliopoulos and Brad Anderson.

The dramatic earth-shattering tie-in follow-up to the previous earth-shattering mini-series that we're gonna release before we start another earth-shattering mini-series that ties into an earth-shattering mini-series after that! In this issue, Franklin loves doing whatever he wants! It's up to H.E.R.B.I.E. to keep Franklin out of the Reign (that happens to be Dark, whatever that means...)! In this not-really official tie-in to Dark Reign, check out five new stories.

32 pages $3.99.

GHOST RIDER #32

Written by Jason Aaron, art by Tan Eng Huat, cover Arthur Suydam.

The final chapter in the epic arc, "Last Stand of The Spirits of Vengeance." Johnny Blaze and the last remaining Ghost Riders from around the world make their final stand against the warrior hordes of the rebel angel Zadkiel, led by Blaze's brother, the power-mad renegade Danny Ketch. This is a showdown for the ages, featuring more Ghost Riders than you can shake a stick at.

32 pages, $2.99.

GHOST RIDER: DANNY KETCH #5

Written by Simon Spurrier, penciled by Javier Saltares, cover by Clint Langley.

The moment of truth. The moment when a broken hero with a good heart faces his demons, his fiery foes, and his own twisted future. Burning rat-gods, manipulative masters, the land Beyond the Veil, a soul up for sale...DANNY KETCH concludes his cataclysmic spiral into the dark...and is reborn!

32 pages, $3.99.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #10

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, penciled by Brad Walker, cover by Clint Langley.

The drums of battle thunder in the Negative Zone -- building to War of Kings! Rocket Raccoon and the Guardians face down Blastaar's barbarian horde as Star-Lord fights for his life in 42, the besieged Initiative prison! And if our cosmic misfits fall -- Earth is next!

32 pages, $2.99.

HULK #10

Written by Jeph Loeb, pencils and covers by Ed McGuinness.

There was a time when the world's mightiest heroes got together to fight foes too great for them to handle all by themselves. No! Not the Avengers! The other guys: Hulk! Namor! Silver Surfer! Doc Strange! The original Defenders are back! But what terrible threat could bring them together again? How about The Offenders! Rulk! Tiger Shark! Terrax! Baron Mordo!

32 pages, $2.99.

SKAAR: SON OF HULK #8

Written by Greg Pak, pencils by Jackson Guice, cover by David Yardin.

The first time the Silver Surfer came to Planet Sakaar, he was enslaved as a gladiator and became the most terrifying combatant the Great Games had ever seen. But now the whole globe trembles -- for the Silver Savage has returned, not as a mere gladiator -- but as the Herald of Galactus, Devourer of Worlds! The children of Sakaar turn to the Son of Hulk for succor -- but what hope have they now that Skaar has allied himself with his father's greatest enemy?

32 pages, $2.99.

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #126

Written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, art by Rodney Buchemi, cover by Ed McGuinness.

A special double-sized issue that is the perfect jumping-on point for new readers! Presenting, for the first time in Marvel continuity ... the origin of Hercules! How did the young man who becomes the Lion of Olympus learn of his divine heritage? In what battle did he earn the title "Prince of Power?" And, most importantly, why does the goddess Hera hate him so, now that her Dark Reign begins begins to fall across New Olympus? Plus: In the aftermath of the Skrull invasion, Amadeus Cho goes on "The Quest for Kirby!"

48 pages, $3.99.

IMMORTAL IRON FIST #23

Written by Duane Swierczynski, art by Travel Foreman, cover by Patrick Zircher.

Danny and the Immortal Weapons from the Seven Capital Cities of Heaven begin to discover the shocking, shameful secrets of the Capital City of Hell. But what does it mean for K'un-Lun, and for our world? And how will each of them overcome the absolute worst and most terrifying enemies they've ever faced?

32 pages, $2.99.

THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #10

Written by Matt Fraction, pencils by Salvador Larroca.

No story information released.

32 pages, $2.99.

MARVELS: EYE OF THE CAMERA #4

Written by Kurt Busiek, pencils and cover by Jay Anacleto.

The long-awaited Marvels sequel ramps up! Yellowjacket a traitor? Bullseye versus Elektra! As Phil Sheldon tries to cope with personal tragedy and the darkness and danger of the marvels all around him, he's offered the chance to witness and record a great heroic moment -- as the Avengers (with the Silver Surfer and the Molecule Man) save the entire planet. But is it too little, too late?

32 pages, $3.99.

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: WAR OF KINGS

Written by John Rhett Thomas.

Since the early '70s, Marvel's cosmic comics have occupied a corner of the Marvel Universe that has provided some of the best and biggest stories the company has ever produced. And now, in the shadow of Annihilation and Annihilation: Conquest, and springing directly from the action of Secret Invasion, comes War of Kings! As Dark Reign confounds planet Earth, the Inhumans are on a collision course with the Shi'Ar Empire. Anyone who has been following the action from X-Men: Deadly Genesis through Emperor Vulcan knows what's in store for Black Bolt when he squares off against the most powerful mutant among the stars! It all sets up the kind of sweeping cosmic event that will provide some awesome reading pleasure through 2009 -- and Spotlight is here to give full insider access with the creators and characters behind the event!

32 pages, $2.99.

MARVEL TV: GALACTUS - THE REAL STORY

Written by Frank Tieri, pencils and cover by Juan Santacruz.

Welcome to Marvels Channel, where you can get all the 411 on the 616. In this episode of Monsters, Myths and Marvels, explore one of the greatest threats mankind has ever faced: Galactus. But is he really the planet-eating celestial being we've come to fear with every fiber of our being? Or is he the construct of a super hero team desperate for headlines? Join host Gordon Allsworth as he exposes the truth behind Galactus, and the greatest hoax ever pulled on humankind.

48 pages, $3.99.

MARVEL: YOUR UNIVERSE #1

Written by Brian Reed, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Matt Fraction, Daniel Way and Mike Carey, penciled by Roberto De La Torre, David Aja, Sean Chen, Javier Saltares and John Romita Jr., cover by David Finch.

Get caught up on all the latest action going on in the Marvel Universe! First, it's an action-packed Ms. Marvel story featuring Captain America and Jessica Jones. Then, he has near limitless power -- now he must do all he can to bring punishment to the wicked, help to the oppressed, and justice for all! Exploding from the pages of Annihilation, it's Nova! Also, follow the adventures of Danny Rand in a history-spanning kung-fu epic that will shatter every perception of what it means to be the Immortal Iron Fist! Next, the final confrontation between Ghost Rider and Lucifer begins! Plus, the X-Men's past becomes the present as Xavier fights the greatest battle of his life. With his mind hanging in the balance, one false move can cause irreversible damage. Collecting material from Ms. Marvel #1, Nova #1, Immortal Iron Fist #1, Ghost Rider #14 and X-Men: Legacy #208.

128 pages, $5.99.

MIGHTY AVENGERS #22

Written by Dan Slott, pencils and cover by Khoi Pham.

32 pages, $2.99.

MS. MARVEL #36

Written by Brian Reed, pencils by Patrick Olliffe, cover by Phil Jimenez.

No story information released.

32 pages, $2.99.

MODELS, INC. #1

Written by Paul Tobin, pencils by Vicenc Villagrassa, cover by Scott Clark.

Fashion Week is always a hectic time for models, and this year is no exception. Between escaped wolves, robbery attempts, and overly friendly police officers, Mary Jane Watson, Patsy Walker, Jill Jerold, Chili Storm and Millicent (Millie the Model) Collins are testing the limits of their endurance. But when a brilliant young set designer is found murdered with three bullet holes in his back, and Millie proves to be the prime suspect, the models are forced to play detective in order to save one of their own!

32 pages, $3.99.

MOON KNIGHT #27

Written by Mike Benson, pencils by Jefte Palo, cover by Gabriele Dell'Otto.

"Down South," part two. Marc Spector may be dead, but Moon Knight is very much alive. Hiding out in the dark underbelly of Mexico City, trouble quickly finds the fugitive vigilante when a local land baron hires him to ensure the safe return of his kidnapped daughter. Problem is, whoever's got the girl is also in the crosshairs of the Punisher, who's traveled down to Mexico on the trail of Russian mobsters. And if that weren't enough, another predator appears to have joined the party. Someone homegrown. Enter: Toltec.

32 pages, $2.99.

NEW AVENGERS #50

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art and cover by Billy Tan.

No story information released.

48 pages, $4.99.

NOVA #22

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, penciled by Wellinton Alves, cover by Juan Doe.

Join the Nova Corps...or suffer the consequences! Worldmind begins the mass transformation of human recruits to fill the ranks of his new Nova Corps -- and brands anyone who stands against him a criminal! Richard Rider is powerless to stop the process...but he's going to try anyway, even if it means fighting alone!

32 pages, $2.99.

NYX: NO WAY HOME #6

Written by Marjorie Liu, penciled by Kalman Andrasofszyky, cover by Alina Urusov.

Your name is Kiden Nixon. You're only sixteen years old and you've already lost everything and everyone you care about. But the man responsible for the hellish spiral your life's become sits in front of you, defenseless...and you have a gun. So it's time to make a choice: do you keep running -- or do you finally grow up and pull the trigger? Liu brings NYX's second chapter to an explosive finale! Plus never before seen bonus content!

40 pages, $3.99.

OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #2

Written by various.

Continuing the chronicle of the Marvel Universe, starting with Spider-Man (from Amazing Spider-Man #53), Iron Man (from Tales of Supsense #72 on) and the X-Men (from 1963's X-Men #52 on).Follow the history of the Marvel Universe as it unfolds month by month with the All-New Official Index to the Marvel Universe. Each issue provides synopses for dozens of individual comics, including back-up strips, introducing you to the characters, teams, places and equipment that appeared within, providing vital information about first appearances, where they last showed up and where they appeared next!

64 pages, $3.99.

PUNISHER #2

Written by Rick Remender, art by Jerome Opena, covers by Mike McKone.

No story information released.

32 pages, $2.99.

RUNAWAYS #7

Written by Terry Moore, pencils by Takeshi Miyazawa, cover by Humberto Ramos.

The spookiest Runaways tale ever starts here! The Val Rhymin subplot has been brewing since issue one and peeks here! Chase's boss is not what he seems!

32 pages, $2.99.

SECRET WARRIORS #1

Written by Brian Michael Bendis and Jonathan Hickman, penciled by Stefano Caselli, cover by Jim Cheung.

No story information released.

48 pages, $3.99.

SHE-HULK #38

Written by Peter David, penciled by Steve Scott, cover by David Williams.

"She-Hulk R.I.P.!" She's been savage. She's been sensational. She's been an avenger. She's been a lawyer. She's been a bounty-hunter. But there's one thing She-Hulk has always been, in all of her many series... cancelled. But it hasn't stopped her yet! In this oversized final issue, Peter David brings his run on the Jade Giantess to a close... but can Jen use her last remaining pages to save her friends from a truly mammoth threat?

48 pages, $3.99.

SQUADRON SUPREME #8

Written by Howard Chaykin, penciled by Marco Checchetto, cover by Mike Deodato.

"Gather Darkness!" Heaven knows Emil Burbank should be miserable. His new arch nemesis, super-spy Nick Fury, holds more power than the president and his old arch nemesis, the omnipotent Hyperion, has just returned to Earth after 5 years in space. But fortune favors the criminally brilliant Burbank, as these two titans have found new targets in their war for the fate of America: each other. Sometimes it's almost too easy being evil... Part 2 (of 6).

32 pages, $2.99.

THUNDERBOLTS #129

Written by Andy Diggle, penciled by Roberto De La Torre, cover by Francesco Mattina, variant cover by Clint Langley.

No story information released.

32 pages, $2.99.

WAR OF KINGS: DARKHAWK #1

Written by C.B. Cebulski, penciled by Harvey Tolibao, cover by Brandon Peterson.

As War of Kings approaches, the ascension of Darkhawk begins! New Warrior...Avenger...Intergalactic destroyer? Chris Powell has been many things over his young life, but now he's stepping up with a new life on the East Coast and a serious job at Project: P.E.G.A.S.U.S. But when his past comes back to haunt him and new information about his amulet and its legacy are violently brought to light, Darkhawk realizes he may have to face a much darker destiny that he ever realized. All this, plus the return of the Loners...and a reprint of Darkhawk #1!

48 pages, $3.99.

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MARVEL ADVENTURES TITLES

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #33

Written by Paul Tobin, art by Ig Guara, cover by Roger Cruz.

Ka-Zar's in town, and needs the Avengers' help! While helping the Natural History Museum install a new dinosaur diorama, Ka-Zar decides he should get a driver's license, and the Avengers are pegged to help the lord of the Savage Land learn to drive! As if that isn't bad enough the manical villain Stegron steals a rare dinosaur bone he believes can raise his powers to enormous levels, and he's right! Drive on up to this issue for action x 3 with slugfests, dinosaurs, and driving lessons, in "You're Driving Me Crazy!"

32 pages, $2.99.

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #45

Written by Paul Tobin, art by Ronan Cliquet, cover by Clayton Henry.

Mordecai Midas, the richest man on Earth, needs to beef up his image (good for a troubled financial market, don'tcha know), and what's better for the image than joining the world's most beloved superteam? Trouble is, the Fantastic Four won't have him! Worse, they resist his efforts to BUY his way onto the team. So what's a near-trillionarie to do? How about ordering Madame Masque to seek out and eliminate the FF's weakest member in order to create a job opening? Will the Fantastic Four uncover Midas's lethal plan, and just who does Midas think is the weakest team member? Find out in "If You Can't Join Them, Buy Them!"

32 pages, $2.99.

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #48

Written by Todd Dezago, pencils by Jonboy Meyers, cover by Francis Tsai.

Ever heard the expression, "Caught between a rock and a hard place?" Well, that's exactly where Spidey finds himself when he's caught between Elector and a pulverizing pounding from the pugilistic Scorpion!

32 pages, $2.99.

MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #8

Written by Scott Gray and Roger Langridge, art by Craig Rousseau, cover by Clayton Henry.

In the 1940s, Scrawny teen Steve Rogers volunteered for a government experiment that turned his body into the peak of physical perfection...Captain America! Cap busted heads during World War II, but then mysteriously disappeared...only to be found decades later, still young and ready to whup up on some bad guys! Two tales for the price of one: A present-day story as Cap battles modern malevolence, and a flashback fable featuring Cap in the 40s!

32 pages, $2.99.

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X-MEN TITLES

X-MEN: KINGBREAKER #3

Written by Christopher Yost, penciled by Dustin Weaver, cover by Brandon Peterson.

The fuse has been lit in the Shi'Ar Empire and an intergalactic powder keg is about to explode. After the shocking events of last issue, the rest of the universe just found out how dangerous Vulcan is... but right now Vulcan is more concerned with a now free Havok and Polaris. And as the ruthless new Imperial Guard hunts down Marvel Girl, everything begins to converge. Will there be any X-Men left to fight the War of Kings?

32 pages, $3.99.

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #33

Written by Daniel Way, pencils and cover by Doug Braithwaite.

No story information released.

32 pages, $2.99.

UNCANNY X-MEN #506

Written by Matt Fraction, pencils and cover by Terry Dodson.

"Lovelorn," part 3 of 4. Emma's bad dreams continue. Peter finds horror in the Port of Oakland. The assembly of the fringe science team continues with a big discovery that will probably kill them all before they have a chance to fix that whole no-more-mutants thing. And with the Humanity NOW! Coalition stoking fires of anti-mutant hate, Cyclops implores his X-Men to keep a low profile.

32 pages, $2.99.

X-MEN: LEGACY #221

Written by Mike Carey, pencils by Scot Eaton, cover by Lee Bermejo.

"Salvage," part 2 of 5. The desert ghost-town that was once the X-Men's HQ has been reborn as a city of the damned with only one inhabitant: Rogue. But as Professor X and Gambit struggle to reach her, they discover that sometimes one is a very large number...

32 pages, $2.99.

X-INFERNUS #3

Written by C.B. Cebulski, penciled by Giuseppi Camuncoli, cover by David Finch.

The battle for Illyana Rasputin's soul continues! Colossus leads the X-Men into Limbo, but does Illyana want them there? They'll find out that her soul isn't the only one on the line. And who is the mysterious woman who is changing the landscape of reality?

32 pages, $3.99.

X-FORCE #12

Written by Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle, art and cover by Clayton Crain.

"Suicide Leper," part 1 of 4. Cyclops and Wolverine struggle to deal the growing threats facing mutants while still keeping X-Force's existence a secret from the X-Men. Warpath is out for vengeance, Wolfsbane is missing and X-23 keeps cutting off pieces of Vanisher. But worst of all? One mutant's deadly actions will put mutantkind squarely back in the crosshairs of humanity. Things were bad before but they're about to get a hell of lot worse.

32 pages, $2.99.

X-MEN ORIGINS: SABRETOOTH

Written by Kieron Gillen, pencils and cover by Dan Panosian.

Every year, he beats Wolverine to an inch of his life. You won't find a sicker, more dangerous person in the Marvel Universe. But why? Why is he so vicious? Why is he so brutal? Why does he leave a wake of violence and death everywhere he goes? Look into Sabretooth's eyes and tremble...

32 pages, $3.99.

CABLE #11

Written by Duane Swierczynski, pencils by Jamie McKelvie, cover by Ariel Olivetti.

"Wasteland Blues," part 1 of 2. Deep in the future, Cable and the now seven-year-old mutant messiah find themselves in the middle of humanity's last stand. And humanity loses! Cable is forced to timeslide into an uncertain future, hoping to find survivors, or food, or water...anything. But the longer Cable and the girl wander, the greater the devastation. As they fight to survive out in the barren wastelands, the girl starts to ask Cable the tough questions he's been dreading -- namely: who am I, and why do some people want me dead?

32 pages, $2.99.

X-FACTOR #40

Written by Peter David, pencils by Valentine De Landro, cover by David Yardin.

"Slings are Arrows." You remember John Maddox, right? He's the one dupe that Jaime Madrox never reabsorbed. Family man. Pastor. All around decent guy. Well, he's having a really really bad day. And things are going to get worse when an armed Madrox comes knocking on his door. He's looking for answers that only a man of the lord can provide and if Madrox doesn't like what he hears, it may very well be the last sermon that John Maddox ever delivers...

32 pages, $2.99.

YOUNG X-MEN #11

Written by Skottie Young, penciled by Rafa Sandoval, cover by Pasqual Ferry.

Dust is dying. Ever since she was turned to glass in Young X-Men #3, things haven't been right, and they're only getting worse. Why does she think that Donald Pierce may hold the answer?

32 pages, $2.99.

DEADPOOL #7

Written by Daniel Way, penciled by Paco Medina, cover by Jason Pearson.

No story information released.

32 pages, $2.99.

THE NEW EXILES #18

Written by Chris Claremont, pencils and cover by Tim Seeley.

Final issue. They were the New Exiles...but after last issue's shocking ending and a loss that will tear them apart, how can the heroes possibly continue? The answers await here, along with clues as to what the future holds for the dimension jumpers! A bittersweet chapter called "Begin Anew."

32 pages, $2.99.

WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #12

Written by Fred Van Lente, pencils by Wil Quintana, cover by David Williams.

Cyclops returns to the X-Men! Will Kitty Pryde continue her training with him, or with Wolverine? Scott Summers and Logan duke it out over the right to be her mentor!

32 pages, $2.99.

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS FINALS #1

Written by Jeff Parker, art by Roger Cruz and Colleen Coover, cover by Cruz and Val Staples.

Youth is fleeting, powers are growing, and the first class of Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters is about to move on to a bigger, scarier world. What does the future hold- and how will it all end? Plus: Colleen Coover shows us... Jean and Scott on a date!

32 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN/SPIDER-MAN #4

Written by Christos Gage, pencils and cover by Mario Alberti.

The past comes back to haunt the modern-day X-Men and Spider-Man -- with a vengeance -- as Sinister's scheme reaches its fruition. A new evil is unleashed on the world...one with some all-too- familiar qualities...one that even the combined might of Spidey and the X-Men may not be able to fight!

32 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN: THE TIMES AND LIFE OF LUCAS BISHOP #1

Written by Duane Swierczynski, pencils by Larry Stroman, cover by Ariel Olivetti.

"Memories of the Monster" By now you know that Lucas Bishop -- former cop, renegade X-Man -- refuses to rest until he's killed the so-called "mutant messiah." But do you know why? To answer that question you have to look into Bishop's past...which actually means jumping 50 years into the future, when his parents barely escaped a nuclear holocaust, only to land in the most brutal "mutant relocation" camp in the world. There, a young Bishop first heard the horror stories about the green-eyed monster that ushered in the the downfall of mutantkind, and swore vengeance -- embarking on a life-long, time-hopping mission that begins here, in this special three-part mini-series. You haven't heard the "Messiah Complex" story until you've heard Bishop's side of the story...

32 pages, $3.99.

WOLVERINE AND POWER PACK #4

Written by Marc Sumerak and Chris Giarrusso, art by Gurihiru and Giarrusso, cover by Gurihiru.

Alex Power is about to become a Ninja Master -- on one of Japan's most popular game shows! But first, he and the rest of Power Pack will have to fight a horde of real-live ninjas if they plan to get Alex to the show's taping in one piece. Luckily, Wolverine is in town and ready to lend the Pack a much needed hand against the Hand! Plus... Mini Marvels!

32 pages, $2.99.

X-MEN NOIR #3

Written by Fred Van Lente, pencils, cover and variant cover by Dennis Calero.

"The atmosphere of the grimy Chinatown bar went suddenly still as Cyclops and the man known as Logan stared each other down with what could only be called murder in their eyes. Dim light glittered on the fighting claws in the bootlegger's hand and across the barrel of the Luger in the X Man's.

"'Where I come from, them's fighting words, bub," Logan snarled.

"At that moment, the skylight above them shattered into countless shards and a red-caped figure plunged into the room..."

32 pages, $3.99.

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MAX TITLES

PUNISHER: FRANK CASTLE #67

Written by Duane Swierczynski, pencils by Michel Lacombe, cover by Dave Johnson.

"Six Hours to Kill: Part 2: Field Trip." conclusion. W.C. Fields once mused that he'd rather be dead than play Philadelphia. Well, if you cross paths with Frank Castle, you'll be able to have it both ways. Castle has been injected with a slow-acting poison that will kill him in less than hours -- but don't think he's going to spend them moping around. As long as blood is still pumping through his rock-hard veins, the Punisher plans on killing as many dirtbags as possible. But the Philadelphia underworld isn't going to roll over so easily. Neither is the top-secret black bag ops unit that dosed Frank. And don't forget the Mayor of Philadelphia, who only sees one way of saving his already-shaky political career: killing Frank way before his six hours are up.

32 pages, $2.99.

DEAD OF NIGHT FEATURING WEREWOLF BY NIGHT #2

Written by Duane Swierczynski, pencils and cover by Mico Suayan.

Jack Russell is in serious trouble. The police have made him their prime suspect in a brutal murder...and they don't even realize the full moon turns him into a vicious, blood-thirsty predator! But Jack is innocent -- at least as far as he can remember -- and with the clock ticking and the authorities on his trail, he goes looking for answers...and redemption!

32 pages, $3.99.



OTHERS

KABUKI REFLECTIONS #12

Written, art and cover by David Mack.

This square-bound art book acts as a tie-in to the DVD documentary on Mack's work, The Alchemy Of Art: David Mack from Herovideoproductions.com. Reflections #12 includes details and commentary on never-before-seen art and stories -- including Mack's new children's book THE SHY Creatures, handmade books and paintings from the DVD. Also featuring step-by-step art techniques, loads of art and extras you've never seen before, figure drawings, new paintings, sketches, Mack's complete story from Tori Amos' new Comic Book Tattoo story, album cover art, large art, live art shows, original scripts, and more!

48 pages, $5.99.

ENDER'S SHADOW: BATTLE SCHOOL #3

Written by Mike Carey, penciled by Sebastian Fiumara, cover by Timothy Green III.

Bean has traded the streets of Rotterdam for an environment that seems even more challenging -- Battle School! And while he struggles to find his place, Sister Carlotta's search for Bean's parents lead her into the orbit of a psychopath.The adaptation of Orson Scott Card's best-selling companion to the classic Ender's Game continues here!

32 pages, $3.99.

DARK TOWER: TREACHERY #6

Written by Robin Furth and Peter David, pencils and cover by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove.

In this final issue of the arc, Cort, the trainer of gunslingers announces that Gilead has been infiltrated. The man responsible is one of John Farson's spies and most likely has not been working alone. And the ultimate goal of the infiltration is the theft of the immensely powerful mystical object which Roland Deschain stole and brought to Gilead -- Maerlyn's Grapefruit!

40 pages, $3.99.

DARK TOWER: GUIDE TO GILEAD

Written by Anthony Flamini and Robin Furth, illustrated by David Yardin, Jae Lee and Richard Isanove, cover by Lee and Isanove.

Since the Golden Age of Eld -- when Gilead was first named the capital of the fledgling Kingdom of All-World -- the city has served as Mid-World's most influential urban center. In the latest Dark Tower handbook, explore Gilead's seedy Lower Town and its affluent West End corridor! Learn about the religions of Buffalo Star and the Queen o' Green Days! Marvel at the legend of Lord Perth! Beware the threats posed by the Blue-Faced Barbarians and Kuvian Night Soldiers! The Guide to Gilead is the only way to navigate the past, present and future of this magnificent metropolis!

32 pages, $3.99.

ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE LAUGHING CORPSE BOOK ONE #5

Written by Laurell K. Hamilton and Jessica Ruffner, pencils and cover by Ron Lim.

The first arc of best-selling author Laurell K. Hamilton's thriller concludes! Vampire hunter Anita Blake has learned a couple things in her short career. Staying on the good side of a powerful Voodoo priestess is definitely one of them. But Anita may have made a fatal mistake when she fell out of favor with Dominga Salvador. And now, the mistress of the dark arts is going to show Anita there's no place she can hide from her wrath...

32 pages, $3.99.

LORDS OF AVALON: KNIGHT OF DARKNESS #4

Written by Sherrilyn Kenyon, adapted by Robin Furth, pencils and cover by Tommy Ohtsuka.

King Arthur is dead, but his warriors fight on in this new take on the Arthurian legend. Varian, Merlin's foremost assassin, is trying to survive the infamous Val Sans Retour where every minute is filled with threats and narrow escapes. As he fights to return to Merlin and save the grail knights, the questions about Varian's past continue to mount. Why is the son of Narishka, a supporter of the evil queen Morgen, an assassin for Avalon? Though some of these questions will be answered, an even bigger one comes when the ghost of Sagremor, a long-dead Knight from the Round Table, blocks his way, declaring Varian a traitor!

32 pages, $3.99.

SCOURGE OF THE GODS #2

Written by Valrie Mangin, adaptation by Paul Benjamin, pencils and cover by Aleksa Gaji.

The sci-fi heroic-fantasy hybrid continues! The starships of King Attila and his Huns threaten the Roman Galactic Empire known as the Orbis. As both the daughter of Roman ruler Flavius Aetius, and also the reincarnation of the Hun goddess Kerka, young Flavia Aetia is caught between the two forces. Will she remain true to her lover, Attila? Or will she serve the Orbis despite her father having condemned her to death as a traitor? When the two galactic super powers meet in battle at the ruins of the war-torn planet Sirmium, a young girl will have to decide who she is and where her true loyalties lie.

48 pages, $5.99.

YTHAQ -- THE FORSAKEN WORLD #3

Written by Christophe Arleston, adaptation by C.B. Cebulski, pencils and cover by Adrien Floch.

The first-ever English adaptation of the critically acclaimed European comic-book series from writer Christophe Arleston and artist Adrien Floch, a science-fiction epic adventure that has captivated readers around the world! In space, no one can hear you scream -- even if you're screaming for help from deadly mercenaries while trying to survive a crash landing on a strange, new world! Battered by a cosmic storm, the space cruiser Comet's Mist falls toward an unknown planet. Only one man and two women survive: poetic technician Narvath, young and intrepid astronavigator Granite, and beautiful but unbearable and materialistic passenger Callista. Only fate knows what lies ahead.

64 pages, $5.99.

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ #3

Written by Eric Shanower, art and cover by Skottie Young.

The journey of Dorothy, Toto, the Tin Woodman, The Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion along the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City of Oz continues peacefully until they encounter the Kalidahs! These fierce creatures with heads of tigers, bodies of bears and sharp claws launch a ferocious attack against the quintet! It will take every resource they can muster for the ragtag bunch to survive this deadly encounter.

32 pages, $3.99.

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED:THE ODYSSEY #6

Written by Roy Thomas, pencils and cover by Greg Tocchini.

The great warrior Odysseus finally reaches his home Ithaca. Once there, he learns that there are108 suitors for his wife Penelope's hand. Odysseus encounters his son, Telemachus, and together they work out a plan to defeat the suitors unaware the suitors have targeted Telemachus for death.

32 pages, $3.99.

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: KIDNAPPED! #4

Written by Roy Thomas, penciled by Mario Gully, cover by Gerald Parel.

Having escaped from the ship he was kidnapped on, David Balfour reaches Scotland with the man he aided, Alan Breck Stewart. But their troubles are just beginning as the duo is pursued by a troop of English redcoats. Worse, David suddenly falls ill with a sickness that may take his very life!

32 pages, $3.99.



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