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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2008

MARVEL COMICS TRADE PAPERBACKS FOR FEBRUARY

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 1 TPB

Written by Stan Lee, art by Jack Kirby, covers by Kirby and Dean White.

In 1961 Stan Lee and Jack Kirby lit the fuse on the greatest revolution in comic-book history, the Marvel Age of Comics, and right here in the pages of The Fantastic Four, you can experience it from page one. With the space race, on Reed Richards, Ben Grimm, Sue Storm and Johnny Storm shoot for the stars, but after their craft is bombarded by cosmic rays, they return to Earth with the startling powers of the Fantastic Four! These weren't just any super heroes, though, they were a realistic, relatable, bickering and loveable family that couldn't float their rent and didn't always enjoy their superpowers. So come join the Marvel Masterworks and witness the first appearance of such Marvel U. cornerstones as the Skrulls and Dr. Doom, the Sub-Mariner's return, the debut of the Mole Man and his many monsters, Miracle Man, the Puppet Master and more! Collecting The Fantastic Four #1-10.

272 pages, $24.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE MARVEL COMICS VOL. 4 HC

Written by Joe Simon, Ray Gill, Andrew McWhiney and various, art by Carlos Burgos, Bill Everett, Jack Kirby, Paul Gustavson, Steve Dahlman, Bob Oksner and Ben Thompsons, cover by Alex Schomburg.

And now the flagship title of Marvel's Golden Age really heats up! From day one Marvel Comics brought delivered Carl Burgos' blazing Human Torch and Bill Everett's undersea powerhouse Sub-Mariner, but two of the Golden Age's most thrilling characters just wasn't enough for Marvel Mystery Comics -- Enter, the Vision! Created by Timely's titanic team of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, the Vision, burst into the Earthly world via Professor Enoch Mason's dimension smasher and brought to Marvel Mystery Comics an eerie crime-noir serial that sealed the comic's place at the very top of the Golden Age's greatest! Joined by the crime-fighting Angel, boy-adventurer Terry Vance, the caterwauling science fiction tales of Electro, and Ka-Zar's jungle action, collecting Marvel Mystery Comics #13-16.

280 pages, $59.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 5 HC

Written by Stan Lee and Roy Thomas, penciled and cover by Herb Trimpe.

The Hulk bashes outer-space aliens, smashes the shifting Sandman, grapples with the deadly Mandarin, and faces the return of his earliest, deadliest enemy -- the Leader -- all the while defending himself against General "Thunderbolt" Ross and the U.S. Army. It's the Hulk at his absolute most-classic, rounded out with bare-fisted battles against the Sub-Mariner, the Inhumans and the bizarre swamp beast, the Glob! Collecting The Incredible Hulk #111-121.

240 pages, $54.99.

WOLVERINE OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC MILLER COVER

Written by Chris Claremont, Barry Windsor-Smith, Len Wein, Peter David, Mary Jo Duffy, James C. Owlsley and Carl Potts, penciled by John Buscema, Barry Windsor-Smith, Herb Trimpe, Todd McFarlane, Ken Landgraf, Frank Miller, Gene Colan, Al Milgrom, Mark Bright, Carl Potts and Jim Lee, covers by Miller and Steve McNiven.

Some of the most pivotal moments in Wolverine's life! His first fight with Sabretooth! His transformation into Weapon X, killing machine! His dynamic debut against the Incredible Hulk, and the solo adventures that led him away from the X-Men to mysterious Madripoor! His mentor Ogun, his lover Charlemagne, and more await discovery in these pages! Plus more classic battles against friends and foes alike! Featuring Spider-Man, Hercules, and the Punisher! Collecting Marvel Comics Presents #1-10, #72-84; Incredible Hulk #180-182, #340; Marvel Treasury Edition #26; Best of Marvel Comics Hc; Wolverine (1982) #1-4, (1988) #1-10; Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #1-6; Spider-Man Vs. Wolverine #1; Marvel Age Annual #4; Punisher War Journal #6-7.

944 pages, $99.99.

X-MEN: INFERNO HC

Written by Chris Claremont, Louise Simonson and John Byrne, penciled by Marc Silvestri, Bret Blevins, Walter Simonson, Jon Bogdanove and John Byrne, cover by Silvestri.

The match is struck as the enigmatic geneticist Mr. Sinister and the demon-lord N'astirh set their respective master plans in motion -- both centered around one woman: Madelyne Pryor, wife of Scott Summers, the X-Man called Cyclops. The flame is fanned as Sinister's agents, the Marauders, attack Madelyne's protectors in the X-Men, while a horde of N'astirh's demons prey upon the helpless, horrified populace of New York City. The inferno burns as Madelyne strikes her own bargain with N'astirh, and as the Goblin Queen, threatens to cast a spell that would render the entire earth a hellish wasteland where demons rule. And the sacrifice necessary is none other than her own innocent child, Nathan Christopher Summers! It's the X-Men, X-Factor, and the New Mutants in one of their most harrowing ordeals ever, with the fate of entire dimensions hanging in the balance -- and the price for victory perhaps higher than any of them can bear! Collecting X-Factor #33-40, X-Terminators #1-4, Uncanny X-Men #239-243, New Mutants #71-73 and X-Factor Annual #4.

592 pages, $75.

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 10 HC

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

Peter Parker and his Aunt May have perhaps the most important conversation of the young web-slinger's life. It's a gut-wrenching, emotional roller coaster. And Spider-Man is on the call when there is a huge explosion in the side of the Triskelion -- the high-tech site housing superhuman criminals. From the acrid smoke emerges a man seething with vengeance -- a man who wants Peter Parker dead! That man is Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin! And for the web-spinner, things are about to get out of control! Then, things are changing in the young life of Peter Parker: the Fantastic Four's Johnny Storm is now his buddy -- and the hot-headed super hero has taken a liking to Peter's classmate, Liz Allen! But something is horribly wrong with Liz -- something that will soon affect the life of every student at Midtown High -- including Peter's ex-girlfriend, Kitty Pryde! Guest-starring the X-Men and the most malevolent mutant of all: Magneto, Master of Magnetism! Plus: The return of Omega Red! And the worst day in Peter Parker's life! Collecting Ultimate Spider-Man #112-121.

272 pages, $39.99.

MIGHTY AVENGERS HC

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, penciled and covers by Frank Cho and Mark Bagley.

The super-hero Civil War is over, but Iron Man's work is just beginning. As the new head of S.H.I.E.L.D. and creator of the nationwide Initiative program, he's rebuilding the Avengers with a handpicked roster of Earth's mightiest heroes: Wasp, Black Widow, Wonder Man, Sentry, Ares and new team leader Ms. Marvel. A group this powerful should be ready for just about anything -- except, perhaps, the return of genocidal killing machine Ultron. The Avengers' insane robotic foe has rebuilt himself yet again, this time in the form ofŠa beautiful woman!? Then, the team faces an even bigger threat 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! Collecting Mighty Avengers #1-11.

304 pages, $34.99.

SPIDER-MAN: CRIME AND PUNISHER PREMIERE HC

Written by Marc Guggenheim, Joe Kelly and Zeb Wells, penciled by Barry Kitson, Chris Bachalo and Paolo Rivera, cover by Rivera.

Whatever happened to Flash Thompson? A powerful story taking Peter Parker's former nemesis and Spider-Man's biggest fan from the avenues of New York to the war torn Middle East along with his fellow brothers in the U.S. Army. And then, as the Mayoral election ramps up, gang activity is at an all time highŠand Mr. Negative's newest enforcer, Hammerhead, works to bring all the gangs under one bannerŠor else. With some of the kids from Aunt May's F.E.A.S.T. center caught in the crossfire, Spidey stands up to his old foeŠbut Hammerhead's got some new tricks and even Spider-Man can't stop him this time. Plus, it's a good old-fashioned Spider-Man/Punisher punch-up-a-palooza! What's Punisher want with a mysterious, power-enhancing serum? What does Moses Magnum have to do with it? And why is Peter Parker driving a cab? Collecting Amazing Spider-Man #574-577 and material from Spider-Man: Brand New Day -- Extra!! #1.

112 pages, $19.99.

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE VOL. 3 -- SECRET INVASION PREMIERE HC

Written by Dan Slott and Christos N. Gage, penciled by Stefano Caselli, Steve Kurth and Harvey Tolibao, cover by Mark Brooks.

"We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us!" During the Infiltration, a Skrull at the heart of Camp Hammond said these words: "It won't be long until we have a Skrull in every state!" Now that Skrull stands revealed and the fate of The Initiative, the United States, and Planet Earth hang in the balance. Plus, former Avenger, Delroy Garret, assumes the mantle and arsenal of Earth's greatest Skrull-Hunter, The 3-D Man. Collecting Avengers: The Initiative #14-19.

144 pages, $19.99.

X-FACTOR: SECRET INVASION PREMIERE HC

Written by Peter David, penciled by Larry Stroman and Vincenzo Cucca, cover by Boo Cook.

X-Factor is in pursuit of Darwin, whose father is looking for him. She-Hulk and Jazinda are in pursuit of Longshot, who may hold the key to defeating the Skrull invasion. With Darwin and Longshot on the run, neither of them wanting to be found, you'd just assume that X-Factor and She-Hulk will work together smoothly to accomplish both their goals. But what fun would that be? Collecting X-Factor #33-38 and She-Hulk #31.

168 pages, $24.99.

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL VOL. 5: SECRET INVASION PREMIERE HC

Written by Matt Fraction, Rick Remender and Simon Spurrier, penciled by Howard Chaykin and Werther Dell'edera, cover by Clint Langley.

With an alien armada laying the world to waste, Stuart "Rampage" Clarke decides to make his move. Skrull Armageddon is just a backdrop for his ultimate revenge -- against Tony Stark, against S.H.I.E.L.D., and against anyone that ever stood in his way. And what about Frank Castle? Where does The Punisher fit into Clarke's plans? It's the end of the world as we know it -- time to cross some names off the old enemies list. Then, take a trip to the Helter Skelter Club -- psychedelic hangout of every costumed wannabe, z-list villain and spandex tryhard in NYC. Its retro-tastic owner -- Captain Pepper -- has been up to his paisley-print elbows in bad business, but now he's caught the attention of one decidedly ungroovy vigilante. Collecting Punisher War Journal #24-26 and Punisher War Journal Annual #1.

120 pages, . $19.99.

MOON KNIGHT VOL. 4: DEATH OF MARC SPECTOR PREMIERE HC

Written by Mike Benson, penciled by Mark Texeira and Laurence Campbell, cover by Dave Wilkins.

Moon Knight has been an eyesore to the InitiativeŠand he's about to pay the price. With Tony Stark forced onto the sidelines, Norman Osborn has been tapped to bring in the fugitive super hero -- by all means necessary. That's right, the Thunderbolts have just been sicced on Moon Knight. To survive, he's going to have to go a bit crazy. Then, it's Christmas Eve. A time for family. A time to dream. But for Moon Knight, it's just a night like any other -- and tonight he's got his sights on a pair of hitmen who picked the wrong Santa to kill. Collecting Moon Knight #21-25 and Moon Knight Annual #1.

168 pages, $24.99.

SUPREME POWER: CONTACT PREMIERE HC

Written by J. Michael Stracyznski, penciled and cover by Gary Frank.

When a small alien baby in a space ship lands in the middle of a Midwestern cornfield, the course of mankind on Earth changes forever! A new vision of a world about to give birth to its first generation of super heroes! Follow the origins of these new heroes and anti-heroes -- from their birth through adulthood -- and examine how their lives and abilities change and shape the world around them. One of comics' best-selling mature readers series ever, Supreme Power is a hard-edged, mature and deeply personal saga that pushes the limits of the form into new, uncharted territory. Collecting Supreme Power #1-6.

144 pages, $24.99.

INCREDIBLE HERCULES: LOVE AND WAR PREMIERE HC

Written by Fred Van Lente, penciled by Clayton Henry and Salva Espin, cover by Bob Layton and Guru EFX.

The Greek Goliath is looking for some R&R after the events of "Sacred Invasion," and hopes to find it in the arms of ex-Renegade Namora. But there's no rest for warriors when the Amazons declare war on Atlantis! And these ain't your mama's Amazons -- is that why Amadeus Cho sides with them instead of Herc? Plus: Ares returns! Collecting Incredible Hercules #121-125.

120 pages, $19.99.

CLOAK & DAGGER: CHILD OF DARKNESS, CHILD OF LIGHT PREMIERE HC

Written by Bill Mantlo, penciled and covers by Rick Leonardi.

"The darkness hideth not from thee...the night shineth as the day..." Detective Brigid O'Reilly wants to arrest them, Father Francis Delgado wants to reform them -- but does anyone really understand them? A year after they debuted as anti-drug vigilantes in Spectacular Spider-Man, Cloak and Dagger's secrets were revealed in their own miniseries, collected here for the first time! See the duo's first meeting and transformation, their battles against criminals, and their struggles with themselves -- as only two of the eighties' authorial and artistic experts could present them! Collecting Cloak & Dagger #1-4

112 pages, $19.99.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: EARTH SHALL OVERCOME PREMIERE HC

Written by Arnold Drake, Steve Gerber, Gerry Conway, Roger Slifer, Len Wein, Chris Claremont and Scott Edelman, penciled by Gene Colan, Sal Buscema, Don Heck, Vince Colletta, Frank Giacoia and John Tartaglione, covers by Ron Wilson and Arnold Darke.

In 1968, industry legends Arnold Drake (creator of DC's Deadman and Doom Patrol) and Gene Colan (penciler for virtually every major Marvel character) looked to the future and saw a crusading quartet -- Vance Astro, Yondu, Martinex and Charlie-27 -- rising to retake Earth from reptilian raiders! The Guardians of the Galaxy begin their battle with the Badoon, and they're not just building on the heroism of past centuries ‹ they're recruiting from it! Captain America, Doctor Strange, the Thing, the Hulk and others join the Sol System's soldiers in a war that began a thousand years from now! Collecting Marvel Super-Heroes #18, Marvel Two-In-One #4-5, Giant-Size Defenders #5 and Defenders #26-29.

176 pages, $19.99.

WOLVERINE: ORIGIN TPB (NEW PRINTING)

Written by Paul Jenkins, Joe Quesada and Bill Jemas, art by Andy Kubert and Richard Isanove, cover by Quesada.

Marvel's best-kept mutant mystery revealed! Before the X-Men, before Weapon X, Wolverine's struggle with his subconscious savagery first flourished in family tragedy. Some of Marvel's most acclaimed creators unite to tell the tale that shaped mutantdom's mightiest misfit. Collecting ORIGIN #1-6.

200 pages, $14.99.

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS VOL. 8: THE NEW RECRUITS DIGEST

Written by Jeff Parker and Paul Tobin, penciled by Ig Guara, Mateo Lolli and David Hahn, cover by Clayton Henry.

When global threats surface, they must contend with the combined might of: Captain America! Storm! Iron Man! The Hulk! Giant-Girl! Ant-Man! Wolverine! Spider-Man! It's all-ages action in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Featuring Thor, Hammerhead, Tigra, and The Griffin. Collecting Marvel Adventures The Avengers #28-31.

96 pages, $9.99.

SKRULLS VS. POWER PACK DIGEST

Written by Fred Van Lente, penciled by Cory Hamscher, cover by Gurihiru.

Sssshh! There's this invasion, see, and it's a secret... No, no, not that one. The one where dastardly Skrulls impersonate Marvel's premiere all-kids super hero team, commit crimes around the universe in their form, so intergalactic bounty hunters capture and imprison Alex, Julie, Jack and Katie in Space Juvie...the dreaded reform-school planet Hadith-VI! And the only ones with any hope of springing them are Franklin Richards, H.E.R.B.I.E. and Smartship Friday! Collecting Skrulls vs. Power Pack #1-4.

96 pages, $9.99.

MINI MARVELS: SECRET INVASION DIGEST

Written, art and cover by Chris Giarrusso.

All-ages fun featuring the wild and crazy kid counterparts to Marvel's greatest heroes! Here come the Mini Marvels in their second comedy/adventure digest! Featuring Spidey, Wolverine, Iron Man, Hulk and more Marvel favorites -- reimagined for an all-ages audience!

96 pages, $9.99.

SECRET INVASION: FRONT LINE TPB

Written by Brian Reed, penciled by Marco Castiello, cover by Juan Doe.

As Skrull warships fill the skies, and heroes battle for their very survival in the Savage Land, the citizens of New York struggle to survive the worst day of their lives. A stunning ground-level look at Secret Invasion! Collecting Secret Invasion: Front Line #1-5.

120 pages, $14.99.

SECRET INVASION: BLACK PANTHER TPB

Written by Jason Aaron, penciled by Jefte Palo, cover by Jason Pearson.

When the Skrulls come to town, it's all-out war in Wakanda. The alien invaders have war ships, advanced technology, super-powered soldiers and an army that outnumbers the Wakandans ten to one. Cake walk, right? Think again. There's a reason Wakanda had never been conquered -- and the Skrulls are about to find out whyŠthe hard way. Collecting Black Panther #39-41, plus extras.

96 pages, $12.99.

SECRET INVASION: INCREDIBLE HERCULES TPB

Written by Greg Pak and 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! It's the premiere of The God Squad! Collecting Incredible Hercules #116-120.

128 pages, $14.99.

SECRET INVASION: RUNAWAYS/YOUNG AVENGERS TPB

Written by Christopher Yost, penciled by Takeshi Miyazawa, cover by Michael Ryan.

The Skrulls are invading and The Runaways and the Young Avengers both have a Skrull on their team. Coincidence? We think not. Your two favorite teen teams come together again as the Marvel U is pushed to the brink. Collecting Secret Invasion: Runaways/Young Avengers #1-3 and comprehensive handbook profiles.

96 pages, $12.99.

SECRET INVASION: THUNDERBOLTS TPB

Written by Christos N. Gage, penciled by Fernando Blanco, Ben Oliver and Brian Denham, cover by Billy Tan.

Secret Invasion strikes Thunderbolts Mountain as Captain Marvel attacks! But when you're dealing with the Thunderbolts, it's never quite clear who's the villain and who's the hero...Also, another unexpected visitor shows up, threatening to tear the T-Bolts apart from within! Can Norman Osborn hold his team of damaged psyches and tortured souls together, or is this the end of the Thunderbolts as we know them? Plus, Songbird and Moonstone collide! Radioactive Man and Swordsman must choose between their team, their homeland, and themselves. Also, find out who's crazier -- Venom or Norman Osborn! Collecting Thunderbolts #122-125, Breaking Point, International Incident And Reason In Madness.

168 pages, $19.99.

NEW AVENGERS VOL. 8: SECRET INVASION BOOK 1 TPB

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, penciled by Michael Gaydos, David Mack, Jim Cheung and Billy Tan, cover by Aleksi Briclot.

The Avengers are trapped in the Savage Land, battling friend and foe. And Spider-Man heads to the one person in the entire place he knows he can trust: Ka-Zar! But is it really him? This important chapter rewinds the events of the very first New Avengers story and shows how it connects to the Invasion. Plus: the break up of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage; a major development in the life of Echo; and the story of how the Skrull empire was able to infiltrate the Marvel Universe, and who instigated the invasion and why. Collecting New Avengers #38-42.

120 pages, $14.99.

CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI 13 VOL. 1: SECRET INVASION TPB

Written by Paul Cornell, penciled by Leonard Kirk, cover by Bryan Hitch.

The Skrull Invasion isn't restricted to the US. When the Skrull Invasion hits England, only Captain Britain and MI13 stand in their way. Can they find out what the Skrulls are after before it's too late? Collecting Captain Britain and MI13 #1-4.

96 pages, $16.99.

NOVA VOL. 3: SECRET INVASION TPB

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, penciled by Wellinton Alves, cover by Francesco Mattina.

Nova has received an emergency call from a planet in peril -- but how do you save a world being devoured by a force of nature? Is there any way to stop the big G from eating, or do you instead try to save as many refugees as possible? And do you reach out to your former ally -- who is once again a feared Herald? Whatever Nova decides, nothing will prepare him -- or you -- for the horror known as Harrow! With all these awesome ingredients (Galactus! Silver Surfer! Nova! A new villain! A killer creative team!) Then, watch as Nova rockets into the alien invasion saga that's tearing apart the Marvel Universe! But is our always-outnumbered space cop actually teaming with one of the enemy? When Super-Skrull comes asking for a favor, can you ever trust the warrior whose life was dedicated to destroying us? Collecting Nova #13-18.

144 pages, $16.99.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN VOL. 1: THE FIVE NIGHTMARES TPB

Written by Matt Fraction, art by Salvador Larroca, cover by Joe Quesada, Travis Charest and Larroca.

Tony Stark -- Iron Man, billionaire industrialist and director of S.H.I.E.L.D. -- faces the most overwhelming challenge of his life. Ezekiel Stane, the son of Tony's late business rival and archenemy Obadiah, has set his sights, his genius and his considerable fortune on the task of destroying Tony Stark and Iron Man. What's worse, he's got Iron Man tech, and he's every bit Iron Man's equal and oppositeŠexcept younger, faster, smarterŠand immeasurably evil. Collecting Invincible Iron Man #1-6.

184 pages, $19.99.

HULK VOL. 1: RED HULK TPB

Written by Jeph Loeb, art and cover by Ed McGuinness.

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.

176 pages, $19.99.

AVENGERS: KNIGHTS OF WUNDAGORE TPB

Written by David Michelinie, Mark Gruenwald and Steven Grant, penciled by John Byrne, Gene Day and Klaus Janson, cover by Byrne.

In 1958, the High Evolutionary's evolved and armored animal elite forced the Elder God Chthon back to his prison within Mount Wundagore! More than forty years later, Captain America, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel and their teammates face the same challenge, only for Chthon to find his greatest power in the Avengers' own ranks! It's demonic, it's devastating, it's a daunting dilemma only Earth's Mightiest Heroes can handle! Plus: the Absorbing Man in action, the origin of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, and cameos from the history of the dreaded document dubbed the Darkhold! Collecting Avengers #181-187.

136 pages, $16.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 3 -- THE MAN WHO BOUGHT AMERICA TPB

Written by Ed Brubaker, penciled by Steve Epting, Robert De La Torre and Luke Ross, cover by Steve Epting.

The Third Wing is here, and they want your vote! The nation's newest political party is led by a charismatic politician -- and endorsed by none other than the Captain America! You heard that right! Cap is back, and he's chosen a side. A side backed by the Red Skull -- the man who bought America! This classic Cap saga now culminates in a tale of suspense that ties together all eras of the star-spangled warrior's history! Collecting Captain America #37-42.

144 pages, ./Rated T+ $14.99.

INVADERS CLASSIC VOL. 3 TPB

Written by Roy Thomas, Archie Goodwin and Don Glut, art by Frank Robbins, Alan Kupperberg and Chic Stone, cover by Gil Kane.

Cap, Namor, Torch and company face a riddle in Egypt when the sizzling Scarlet Scarab comes down against both sides of the war! Agent Axis, Master Man and the Teutonic Knight are also arrayed against the Invaders -- but how do they deal with a less tangible nemesis, prejudice both home and abroad? Featuring the formation of the Kid Commandos, the empowerment of Union Jack and the origin of Toro the Flaming Kid! Guest-starring the Mighty Thor, the Mighty Destroyer and not the Frankenstein Monster but a remarkable facsimile! Collecting Invaders #22-23 and #25-34.

224 pages, $29.99.

MARVEL EUROPE TPB

Written by Tito Faraci, Jean-David Morvan and Jim Alexander, penciled by Claudio Villa, Phillipe Bouchet and Jon Haward, cover by Staz Johnson, adaptations by Larry Hama.

Presented for the first time in North America: two tales by some of Europe's top creators! First, in Daredevil & Captain America: Dead on Arrival, a series of bizarre murders suggests that a long-dead villain has returned from the grave. The desperate New York Police Department turns to the Man Without Fear, Daredevil, to solve the case. Daredevil, however, is unaware that Captain America is also investigating on behalf of Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. The result is all-out action and a team-up for two of Marvel's marquee heroes. Then, ga vicious saga of bloody revenge as only the X-Men's most popular mutant can deliver in Wolverine Saudade! While on holiday in Brazil, Logan has his motorcycle stolen by a group of young boys -- one of whom has a secret. When a brutal gang kidnaps the boy, Wolverine sets off on a quest to find him -- leading to a deadly encounter with a corrupt faith healer who may not be what he appears! Plus: Brian Braddock, the original Captain Britain, is back in costume in a story from the U.K.'s Spectacular Spider-Man Adventures #114 -- but can even he help Spider-Man stop a Red Skull on the rampage? Also featuring a comprehensive atlas of Marvel Europe, from the splendor of Dr. Doom's Latveria to the wonders of Muir Island! Collecting Daredevil & Captain America: Dead On Arrival, Wolverine: Saudade, Spectacular Spider-Man #114 (U.K.) and the Europe Chapter From Marvel Atlas.

152 pages, $14.99.

X-MEN: LEGACY -- SINS OF THE FATHER TPB

Written by Mike Carey, penciled by Scot Eaton, cover by Ken Lashley.

Xavier traces his history and the history of the X-Men to the core. What he finds will shock you. And what do Rogue, Gambit and Sebastian Shaw have to do with it? Then, Sinister's machinations finally come to a head, after decades of preparations. Can Xavier discover the secrets to the plot against his mind before he loses his sanity? Or will he become another in a long line of victims? Either way, he just may learn things about his past he'll come to regret. Guest starring Sebastian Shaw and the deadliest gator in the swamp, Gambit! Collecting X-Men: Legacy #213-216, plus two special bonus stories: the rare X-Men: The Unlikely Saga Of Xavier, Magneto and Stan one-shot, written by Stan Lee himself; and the X-Men: Odd Men Out one-shot, featuring artwork by Dave Cockrum.

168 pages, $14.99.

SPIDER-MAN: BRAND NEW DAY VOL. 3 TPB

Written by Dan Slott and Bob Gale, penciled by Marcos Martin and Mike McKone, cover by McKone.

The DB, New York's trashiest tabloid, has just hired the sleaziest, most muckraking, lowlife paparazzi of them all...Peter Parker? Also, J. Jonah Jameson finds inner peace and harmony... All this and the first-ever livestreaming super-villain: Screwball! Plus: It's web-slinger vs. wall-crawler as Marvel answers the question ‹ who is "The Other Spider-Man?" Collecting Amazing Spider-man #559-563.

120 pages, $14.99.

ETERNALS: TO SLAY A GOD TPB

Written by Charles Knauf and Daniel Knauf, penciled by Daniel Acuna and Pascal Alixe, cover by Acuna.

In ancient times, the Celestials, a race of cosmic giants, came to Earth and created a race of powerful immortal beings: The Eternals! For a time, primitive man worshiped them as gods, but eventually they disappeared. Now, they have returned! One of the Celestials now towers over Golden Gate Park, standing in judgment over the EarthŠ but does he bring the end of the world? Collecting Eternals #1-6 and Annual.

184 pages, $24.99.

PUNISHER MAX: GIRLS IN WHITE DRESSES TPB

Written by Gregg Hurwitz, penciled by Laurence Campbell, cover by Dave Johnson.

A tale of death, depravity and revenge south of the border. In black vans and under cover of night, they descend on the little Mexican town of Tierra Rota, abducting its women and returning them days later like broken dolls. And no one can stop them. That is, until one brave soul approaches Frank Castle with his heart in one hand and a bag full of money in the other. Now Frank's no bounty hunter, and definitely no hero, but there are some things the Punisher just can't abide. Collecting Punisher Max #61-65.

168 pages, $16.99.

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

Written by Stan lee, penciled by Jack Kirby and Don Heck, cover by Kirby.

There came a day, unlike any other, when Earth's Mightiest Heroes found themselves united against a common threat. On that day, the Avengers were born -- to fight the foes no single hero could withstand. Featuring the formation of the Avengers, the revival of Captain America, and enemies such as the Sub-Mariner and Kang the Conqueror! Collecting Avengers #1-24.

560 pages, $16.99.

ESSENTIAL CLASSIC X-MEN VOL. 3 TPB

Written by Roy Thomas, Arnold Drake, Dennis O'Neil, Linda Fite, Gerry Conway, Steve Englehart and Archie Goodwin, penciled by Neal Adams, Don Heck, Werner Roth, Sal Buscema, Tom Sutton, Marie Severin, Bob Brown, Jim Starlin, Gil Kane and Herb Trimpe, cover by Adams.

1969: The X-Men, Marvel's poorest selling title, flagging in sales and on the verge of cancellation, was in dire need of a shot in the arm. Enter Roy Thomas and Neal Adams, and one of the most amazing evolutions in Marvel history! Featuring the introduction of mutant mainstay Havok, the vampiric villain Sauron, the Mutates, and X-Man-to-be Sunfire! Not to mention, the Living Pharaoh, a classic team-up with Ka-Zar in the Savage Land, as well as the return of Magneto and Professor X! Plus: Hank P. McCoy tries a stint as mad scientist and ends up creating -- and being -- his own monster! And while the Beast gets furried and hurried, his former teammates are fighting the likes of Morbius and the Hulk! Guest-starring Spider-Man and Iron Man! Collecting X-Men #54-66, Amazing Adventures #11-17, Marvel Team-Up #4, Incredible Hulk #150 and #161.

560 pages, $16.99.

DEADPOOL BY GREG LAND POSTER

By Greg Land.

24x36, $8.99.

ULTIMATUM BY DAVID FINCH POSTER

By David Finch.

$15.99.

SPIDER-MAN: BRAND NEW DAY #5

By various.

Collectng Amazing Spider-Man #554-555.

56 pages, $3.99.



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