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TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009

MARVEL COMICS FOR JUNE -- TRADE PAPERBACKS

SPIDER-MAN: ELECTION DAY PREMIERE HC

Written by Marc Guggenheim, Mark Waid, Zeb Wells and Matt Fraction, penciled by John Romita Jr., Barry Kitson, Todd Nauck, Pat Olliffe, Fabrizio Fiorentino, Marcos Martin and Paolo Rivera, covers by Phil Jimenez and John Romita Jr.

It's the climax to a year's worth of Spider-Man stories as questions are answered, and Spidey's new world is rocked to its core! Who's been terrorizing people as Menace? Who's behind the Spider-Tracer Killings? Who's going to be the mayor of New York City? All the answers are here! Plus: The world's greatest super hero teams up with the 44th president of the United States in "Spider-Man Meets the President." This is your chance to own the groundbreaking story that had fans lining up and attracted unprecedented media attention! Collecting Amazing Spider-Man #583-588; material from Amazing Spider-Man: Extra #2-3; and "Gettysburg Distress," a Captain America/Spider-Man/Abraham Lincoln team-up previously available only online!

216 pages, $29.99.

GOLDEN AGE MARVEL COMICS OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC

Written by John Compton, Ray Giill, Stockbridge Winslow and more, penciled by Carl Burgos, Bill Everett, Paul Gustavson, Ben Thompson, Steve Dahlman, Bob Oksner, Al Anders, Irwin Hasen, Paul Lauretta and more, covers by Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic and Frank R. Paul.

In August 1939 a new voice hit the newsstands and changed the comic-book world forever: Marvel Comics #1, with its blazing Human Torch cover, had arrived! And this 64-page pulp package wasn't your typical assortment of super-powered, straight-laced, do-gooders -- this was something completely new. The amazing android creation of Dr. Phineas Horton, the Human Torch was neither man nor hero‹he was a blazing force of nature that shocked and unsettled mankind. Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner, the half-human/half-Atlantean, ventures from his undersea kingdom into the world of man‹not with a mind set on peace, but towards vengeance! These two characters would form the foundation for the style of conflicted hero that defines Marvel to this day, and you'll see them evolve across twelve full issues from their raw forms into the battling fire and water mega-hits of the Golden Age! They're flanked by an eclectic set born out of the fast-paced energy and imagination of the Golden Age including the heroic Angel; the wild and incomparable robot invention, Electro; the hard-edged detective, the Ferret; Terry Vance, the boy adventurer; the Western Masked Raider; and the ongoing jungle adventures of Ka-Zar, the Great. Featuring an extensive essay on Marvel's pulp magazine pre-history, publisher Martin Goodman and the birth of Marvel Comics by noted historian Will Murray, and topped off with special bonus features including original artwork and items never seen since 1939! Collecting Marvel Comics #1 and Marvel Mystery Comics #2-12

832 pages, $125.

KICK-ASS PREMIERE HC

Written by Mark Millar, penciled and cover by John Romita.

Have you ever wanted to be a super hero? Dreamed of donning a mask and just heading outside to some kick-ass? Well, this is the book for you -- the comic that starts where other super hero books draw the line. Kick-Ass is realistic super heroes taken to the next level. Collecting Kick-Ass #1-8.

192 pages, $24.99.

ASTONISHING X-MEN BY JOSS WHEDON & JOHN CASSADAY OMNIBUS HC

Written by Joss Whedon, art and cover by John Cassaday and Laura Martin.

Now in one titanic tome: the entire chart-topping run of Whedon and Cassaday! They assembled a tight cast -- Cyclops, the Beast, Wolverine and Emma Frost, joined by returning fan-favorite Kitty Pryde -- and set forth a groundbreaking pace, from the opening pages of a Sentinel attack to the unexpected return of a beloved X-Man. Then, building on early momentum, they ratcheted up the danger and drama with a shocking second year/ Packed with more than 40 pages of extras -- including creator interviews, script pages, character designs and variant covers. Collecting Astonishing X-Men #1-24 and Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1.

680 pages, $75.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN VOL. 6 HC

Written by Archie Goodwin, penciled by George Tuska and Johnny Craig, cover by Tuska.

The life and times of Tony Stark have never been a quiet affair, but the tales coming at you in our latest and greatest Marvel Masterworks collection are going to drive the Golden Avenger to the brink like never before! As if being tethered to one of his oldest foes, The Unicorn, while his life hangs in the balance wasn't threat enough, Tony Stark finds himself replaced by his own S.H.I.E.L.D. Life Model Decoy. And this doppelganger doesn't just want to take Stark's place -- he wants to take his life. So it's Iron Man vs. Iron Man like never before, while a ghost from the past returns in the form of the mysterious and alluring Madame Masque. That's not all, though! There's the return of the Titanium Man and the Crimson Dynamo, the tragic loss of a loved one, the continuing saga of Madame Masque's torment, a story of voodoo horror delineated by EC Comics great, Johnny Craig, and an epic throw down with the Sub-Mariner while Tony Stark looks to get into the movie business. Collecting Iron Man #14-25

264 pages, $54.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 2 TPB

Written by Stan Lee, penciled by Jack Kirby, cover by Kirby and Dean White.

The Fantastic Four return in another collection of classic tales! Across 10 trend-setting issues, the Thing and the Hulk face-off for the first time; the FF journey to the moon to grapple with the Red Ghost and his Super Apes and first encounter the cosmic presence of The Watcher; the villainous Puppet Master bends the might of Namor, the Sub-Mariner, to his will; the Mad Thinker unleashes his Awesome Android; Rama-Tut (a.k.a. Kang the Conqueror) sends the FF to ancient Egypt; Dr. Doom returns in a two-part epic guest-starring the Astonishing Ant-Man; the Molecule Man menaces the world; and, for the first time, the wild and wacky Impossible Man drops in from the planet Poppup. It's all topped off with a star-studded, action-packed Annual featuring the Sub-Mariner's all-out aquatic invasion of New York City -- with bonus pinups and a back-up feature pitting the FF vs. Spider-Man! Collecting The Fantastic Four #11-20 and Annual #1.

304 pages, $24.99.

FALLEN SON: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA HC

Written by Jeph Loeb, penciled by John Cassaday, David Finch, Ed McGuinness, John Romita Jr. and Leinil Francis Yu, cover by McGuinness.

Where were you when Captain America died? Perhaps you were listening to the radio or reading the morning paper. Maybe you were surfing the web or on the phone with a friend. You were probably shocked, most likely thinking, "How could this happen to Cap?" And for a moment, you perhaps thought about all the ways the super soldier meant something to you. Something very real, very abiding. Fallen Son: Death of Captain America follows the reaction of the legendary heroes' best friends and closest comrades as they struggle to work through the emotions stirred by the loss of their ally, and the stages of grief that make them confront the part they may have played in that loss. This is their story. This is Cap's story. This is our story. The story of a Fallen Son and the world he helped make a better place. Plus, this edition also includes tons of never-before-seen extras! Collecting Fallen Son: Wolverine, Avengers, Captain America, Spider-Man and Iron Man; and Captain America Comics #1 plus extras from Marvel Spotlight: Captain America Remembered and The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.

224 pages, $29.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE MAN WITH NO FACE PREMIERE HC

Written by Ed Brubaker, penciled by Luke Ross, Steve Epting and Butch Guice, cover by Epting.

Bucky has survived his first major trial as the new Captain America, but now a villain from his past - both as Bucky in WW2 and as the Winter Soldier during the Cold War - has come to the U.S. and he'll have to face his history just as he's finding his feet in the present. The beginning of a gripping war and espionage tale, with some familiar faces for long-term Cap readers, as the New Captain America moves further into the Marvel U. Plus, can Bucky and Prince Namor team up to save the memory of an old comrade-in-arms as Cold War crimes come back to haunt the Winter Soldier? Collecting Captain America #43-49.

168 pages, $24.99.

SUB-MARINER: THE DEPTHS PREMIERE HC

Written by Peter Milligan, penciled and cover by Esad Ribic.

Atlantis. Throughout the ages, a few men have wondered if this fabulous place actually exists. Fewer have imagined that the city is protected by a wild and vengeful being, the very embodiment of the untameable depths themselves -- the Sub-Mariner. When a deep sea expedition mysteriously vanishes without a trace near the Marianes trench, legendary adventurer, Randolph Stein embarks on a journey that will rock him -- and his crew -- to their very core. Travelling deep into the dark belly of the sea, the men of the good ship, Voyager, are about to see things that defy description, that supersede their wildest imagination -- things that men aren't meant to see. Staring into the abyss, Stein will soon discover that the abyss can indeed stare right back at him. Collecting Sub-Mariner: The Depths #1-5.

120 pages, $24.99.

X-MEN NOIR PREMIERE HC

Written by Fred Van Lente, penciled and cover by Dennis Calero.

"The coroner's men flipped the redheaded corpse over so Dukes and Magnus from Homicide could get a better look at her. 'Better' being a relative term in this case, with the claw marks that slashed her face into a featureless, bloody mask and turned her guts into a butcher shop explosion. But the tattoo -- the simple, encircled 'X' above the left shoulder blade -- remained intact, and Dukes pointed it out with the toe of his wingtip once Peter the rookie was done heaving up lunch. See this ink?' he said. 'Means she did time at this reform school upstate, run by this shrink, Xavier..." Collecting X-Men Nori #1-4.

112 pages, $19.99.

RUNAWAYS: ROCK ZOMBIES PREMIERE HC

Written by Terry Moore, Christopher Yost and James Asmus, penciled by Takeshi Miyazawa, Sara Pichelli and Emma Rios, cover by Humberto Ramos.

The spookiest Runaways tale ever! The Val Rhymin subplot has been brewing for a while and peeks here! Chase's boss is not what he seems! Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, Echo) welcomes former Runaways artist Takeshi Miyazawa aboard for this creepy tale of magic and mayhem! Collecting Runaways Vol. 3 #7-10.

112 pages, $19.99.

X-INFERNUS HC

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

When last we saw Darkchylde, she had claimed the throne of Limbo as her own. And now she's determined to get her soul back, even if she has to conquer Earth in the process. Can the combined forces of the X-Men stop her rampage? They'll have to fight through every demon in Limbo to try. Plus, get the whole story of Magik's exciting return to the Marvel Universe with X-Men: Return of Magik and the X-Infernus Saga! Collecting X-Infernus #1-4, X-Infernus Saga and X-Men: Return of Magik Must Have.

152 pages, $24.99.

X-MEN/SPIDER-MAN HC

Written by Christos N. Gage, penciled and cover by Mario Alberti.

The most misunderstood team of all time meeting the most misunderstood super hero of all time in this tale of mystery that starts in the early days of the Marvel Age and winds it's way through to today! Watch as Kraven the Hunter and the Blob attack the world's strangest teens while deep in the background an even greater threat watches...and waits. Also, revisit the first time Spider-Man fought side-by-side with Xavier's team in X-Men #35! Collecting X-Men/Spider-Man #1-4.

128 pages, $19.99.

NYX: WANNABE PREMIERE HC

Written by Joe Quesada, pencield by Joshua Middleton and Robert Teranishi, cover by Middleton.

The origin of X-23 continues here! Say hello to a pack of New York City gutterpunks, the likes of which the Marvel Universe has never seen! The X-Men's dream has always been one of creating hope from despair -- in a young mutant's darkest hour, Charles Xavier will always be just around the corner, ready with open arms and a helping hand. But Xavier can't be everywhere at once. What becomes of a group of young mutants that have to rely on themselves for everything from food to shelter to love? Wayward angels with dirty faces who, instead of preparing for Magneto's next big assault, must learn to survive in the cold, harsh world of the city that never sleeps. The world of the X-Men is brought to the streets, and the struggle for survival has never been more uncertain! Collecting NYX #1-7.

208 pages, $24.99.

YTHAQ - THE FORSAKEN WORLD PREMIERE HC

Written by Christophe Arleston, penciled and cover by Adrien Floch, adaptation by Paul Benjamin.

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. Collecting Soleil: Ythaq - The Forsaken World #1-3

192 pages, $24.99.

SUPREME POWER: HIGH COMMAND PREMIERE HC

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

In their first adventure as a team, Hyperion, Blur and Nighthawk -- the newly formed Squadron -- have a long-overdue showdown with the super-powered serial killer who's been terrorizing the nation! But will they live long enough to stop him? Plus: What does the most powerful being on the planet do when he finds out he's been manipulated, and that his whole life is practically a lie? How will Hyperion react, and what does that mean for the rest of humanity -- and the government that's organized these deceitful machinations? Collecting Supreme Power #13-18.

144 pages, $24.99.

HERCULES: PRINCE OF POWER PREMIERE HC

Written, penciled and cover by Bob Layton.

In space, no one can hear you shout "Have at thee!"...unless you've got lungs like the Prince of Power! Centuries in the future, Hercules embarks on an extraterrestrial odyssey and finds there are more gods in the heavens than he imagined! With his computerized comrade the Recorder, he wows worshippers, attacks avatars and sires a son who may be an even more dangerous demigod than he is! Rigellians, Skrulls, carnivorous horses and more! Plus: interviews with Bob Layton, creator of Herc's 24th century! Collecting Hercules: Prince of Power (1982) #1-4 and Hercules: Prince of Power (1984) #1-4.

200 pages, $ 29.99.

SPIDER-MAN: SINISTER SIX PREMIERE HC

Written by Stan Lee and David Michelinie, penciled by Steve Ditko and Erik Larsen, covers by Larsen and Ditko.

When still in high school, the Amazing Spider-Man faced one of his most chilling challenges when six of his most nerve-wracking nemeses formed a cabal of crime: the Sinister Six! Years later, Doctor Octopus reunites the team for his most remarkable racket yet, and time has made them deadlier than ever -- even as it's made Spidey's life more complicated than ever! Can he teach the Six a lesson, or will they school him instead? Plus: the fate of a longtime Spidey supporting character and of Mary Jane's greatest enemy! Guest-starring the Fantastic Four, the Avengers and more! Collecting Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 and Amazing Spider-Man #334-339.

192 pages, $24.99.

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS VOL. 9: THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN' DIGEST

Written by Paul Tobin, penciled by Matteo Lolli and Ig Guara, cover by Salvador Espin.

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 Bullseye, Man-Bull, Whirlwind, Stegron, & Batroc The Leaper! Collecting Marvel Adventures The Avengers #32-35.

96 pages, $9.99.

RUNAWAYS VOL. 8: DEAD END KIDS DIGEST

Written by Joss Whedon, penciled by Michael Ryan, cover by Jo Chen.

Rebellious teens Nico, Chase, Karolina, Molly, Victor and Xavin are survivors. All children of super-villains, they turned against their evil elders to become amateur super heroes. But when the authorities chase them out of Los Angeles, the Runaways forge an uneasy alliance with East Coast crime boss Kingpin, placing them on a collision course with the killer vigilante Punisher. The ensuing disaster hurls the kids a century backward in time, trapping them in 1907 New York -- home of child labor, quaint technology and competing gangs of super-folk known as "Wonders." Can the Runaways get back to the future? Find out in a timeless tale of comedy, romance and old-fashioned heroism! Collecting Runaways #25-30.

152 pages, $9.99.

THE THREE MUSKETEERS GN

Written by Roy Thomas, penciled by Hugo Petrus, cover by Gerald Parel.

"One for all, and all for one!" It is the most famous battle cry in all of literature -- for it heralds and celebrates, nay, trumpets the fabulous friendship of four of the most legendary swashbucklers ever dreamed of: Athos -- Porthos -- Aramis -- and brash young d'Artagnan! Their adventures are legion, and the stuff of legend: d'Artagnan challenged to a duel by three famed Musketeers on his first day in Paris -- the mad ride to the coast and the voyage to London to save the honor of the Queen of France -- the macabre menace and poisonous schemes of the mysterious femme fatale known only as "Milady"! Collecting Marvel Illustrated: The Three Musketeers #1-6.

152 pages, $14.99.

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE: SOPHOMORE JINX GN

Written by Terry Moore, penciled by Craig Rousseau, cover by Moore.

Season two of Marvel's most charming series! As her sophomore year at Midtown High begins, the question is raised: "Who is Mary Jane Watson?" A confident go-getter? Or a delusional dreamer? A humble, unassuming friend? Or a too-cool diva? A trend-setting role model? Or a dork whose popular days are on the wane? If you ever figure it out, let MJ know. Your guess is as good as hers! Collecting Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane 2 #1-5.

120 pages, $14.99.

RUNAWAYS: DEAD WRONG TPB

Written by Terry Moore, penciled and cover by Humberto Ramos.

After escaping catastrophe in New York City, the seven friends have returned to their home: Los Angeles. But all is not well in the City of Angels, as a group of soldiers from Runaway Karolina Dean's home planet arrives with guns blazing, demanding that their fellow Majesdanian be handed over to them for some unknown offense. Though the otherworldly warriors are repelled, the clock is ticking down to the moment when they will rally and return. As the Majesdanians struggle to regroup, the Runaways begin to fall apart, squabbling over the best course to take. Some advocate direct action, others diplomacy and, distressingly, Karolina considers just giving herself up. How can the Runaways face their biggest threat to date when they're having trouble facing one another? Collecting Runaways Vol. 3 #1-6.

136 pages, $15.99.

VENOM: DARK ORIGIN TPB

Written by Zeb Wells, penciled and cover by Angel Medina.

On the unlikely day when an embittered, washed-up journalist met a spurned symbiotic organism from an alien planet, one of Spider-Man's greatest enemies was born -- a force of evil and vengeance like no other in the Marvel Universe -- Venom! But is it as simple as that? Discover the true, twisted roots that gave rise to a lifetime of malevolence for Eddie Brock. Collecting Venom: Dark Origin #1-5.

120 pages, $14.99.

DARK REIGN: ACCEPT CHANGE TPB

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, Jonathan Hickman, Jeff Parker, Greg Pak, Adam Felber, Jim McCann and Matt Fraction, penciled by Stefano Caselli, Daniele Rudoni, Carlo Pagulayan, Leonardo Manco, Paulo Siqueira, David Lopez, Alex Maleev, Mike Deodato, Mitch Breitweiser and Daniel Acuna cover by Joe Quesada.

The Invasion is over, and the shape of the world has changed, with new and returning players now center stage. Get the lowdown on what's going on across the Marvel Universe as we enter Dark Reign. In Dark Reign: New Nation, we meet the Secret Warriors, the Skrull Kill Krew and other Marvel players as they embark on their own adventures in the wake of Secret Invasion. Then Dark Avengers #1 kicks off an explosive new era in the Avengers mythos. Who are the Dark Avengers? A simple question with a shocking answer! Plus, learn the truth about Emma Frost's secret past in Uncanny X-Men Annual #2. Collecting Dark Reign: New Nation, Secret Invasion: Dark Reign, Dark Avengers #1, Uncanny X-Men Annual #2, Dark Reign Files and Marvel Spotlight: Dark Reign.

256 pages, $24.99.

DEADPOOL VOL. 1: SECRET INVASION TPB

Written by Daniel Way, penciled by Paco Medina and Carlo Barberi, cover by Clayton Crain.

Gifted with a healing factor that makes him nearly unkillable, Wade Wilson is the craziest mercenary to ever karate kick his way through the Marvel Universe. A wise-cracking, gun-toting, one-man army, he manages to save a baseball stadium full of innocent civilians from a Skrull attack all by himself. And then, to everyone's surprise, he surrenders to the Skrulls. Instantly recognizing Deadpool's assets, the Skrulls welcome him into their fold. They isolate his healing factor and replicate it in the newest generation of Super-Skrulls, a brigade Deadpool himself will lead against the Earth defense forces. Or so the Skrulls think. Sure, he's a mercenary -- and sure, if you pay, he plays -- but what the Skrulls don't realize is that someone else is footing the bill. Collecting Deadpool #1-5.

136 pages, $14.99.

X-MEN: THE END TRILOGY TPB

Written by Chris Claremont, penciled by Sean Chen, cover by Greg Land.

The epic finale to the story of the Children of the Atom! Renowned X-Men scribe Chris Claremont (Uncanny X-Men) joins with star artist Sean Chen (Wolverine) for a trilogy in the style of the Lord of the Rings movies, one that spans the length and breadth of the X-Men canon and brings the saga of Marvel's mutants to a climax! Collecting X-Men: The End - Dreamers and Demons #1-6, Heroes and Martyrs #1-6 and Men and X-Men #1-6.

448 pages, $34.99.

THE IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN TPB

Written by Robert Kirkman, penciled by Phil Hester and Cory Walker, cover by Hester.

When a low-level S.H.I.E.L.D. agent gets a hold of Hank Pym's new Ant-Man suit, you know the Marvel Universe is in trouble. He's not concerned with saving the world or helping others. He's concerned with getting through the day and getting a leg up on life. He's not going to use his powers responsibly, he's going to use them for the betterment of himself. He's Ant-Man, a new "hero" for the modern world. But it also costs money to be on the run from the law. Luckily, Damage Control is on the lookout for someone who can safely sift through rubble for survivors. Don't worry, though -- he'll still have plenty of time to spy on the ladies like the despicable human-being that he is. Collecting Irredeemable Ant-Man #1-12.

272 pages, $34.99.

UNCANNY X-MEN: LOVELORN TPB

Written by Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction, penciled by Terry Dodson and Mitch Breitweiser, cover by Dodson.

In the depths of his heartache over Kitty Pryde, Colossus goes looking for something -- anything -- to stop his pain...and finds a nightmare from the Old Country running rampant in the States. What's their connection? Elsewhere, Angel and the Beast begin a worldwide quest gathering some of the most unique minds on Earth and run across a hero long thought dormant. Emma checks in to a hotel you have to see to believe while poor Scott sits idly by... oh, and then footage showing the Alaskan Massacre that kicked off Messiah Complex is released to the media. Just another day in the life of the all new, all different X-Men! Plus, learn the secret history of Emma Frost! Collecting Uncanny X-Men #504-507 and Uncanny X-Men Annual #2.

136 pages, $15.99.

SENTRY: THE AGE OF THE SENTRY TPB

Written by Jeff Parker and Paul Tobin, penciled by Nick Dragotta, Ramon Rosanas, Bill Galvan, Michael Cho and Colleen Coover, cover by Dave Bullock and Michael Cho.

"Classic" tales of the Sentry at the birth of the Marvel Age! Discover the previously unexplored history of the Golden Guardian of Good as he battles the Mad Thinker; Ursus the Ultra Bear; Mountain Man; and Cranio, the Man with the Tri-Level Mind -- all leading up to a final showdown with his arch nemesis, the Void! Featuring guest-stars galore, including Millie the Model and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Plus: a special story guest-starring one of the greatest -- but sadly forgotten -- British Invasion bands, the Crick-Hits! More than ten tales of old-school super-hero action! Collecting The Age of The Sentry #1-6.

152 pages, $19.99.

CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI13 VOL. 2: HELL COMES TO BIRMINGHAM TPB

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

As the team is rocked by confusion in their ranks, they're called into battle on their first official mission. All hell has broken loose in Birmingham and MI 13 agent Captain Midlands in the middle of it. It's super heroes vs. the supernatural, full on. What has Dr. Plokta offered the residents in return for their immortal souls? And why are the Mindless Ones starting their assualt from Birmingham? The team lost one member in their first adventure... can they all survive this? Collecting Captain Britain and MI 13 #5-9.

120 pages, $14.99.

SPIDER-MAN: NEW WAYS TO DIE TPB

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

You're a decent and noble guy, an out-and-out hero of the first order, and you've saved the city more times than anyone can count. But don't you get it by now, Spidey? For every life you save, there's a million new ways to die! Especially with Norman Osborn on the scene. He's got a plan to take you down that's more clever than ever -- and, this time, he's backed by the law! He and his team of Thunderbolts -- including the baddest of the bad, Bullseye and Venom -- are considered the good guys! And with the all the crazy changes Eddie Brock has gone through, he's creepier than ever and tracking you down at the same time! Throw in the weird behavior of your buddy Harry Osborn -- why is he so erratic these days? -- and you've got some major-league problems! Collecting Amazing Spider-Man #568-573.

192 pages, $19.99.

DARK REIGN: DEADPOOL/THUNDERBOLTS TPB

Written by Andy Diggle and Daniel Way, penciled by Roberto De La Torre and Paco Medina, cover by Francesco Mattina.

Deadpool unleashes his most insane plan yet: a full-on assault against Norman Osborn! As Deadpool storms his way to the top of Avengers Tower, Osborn is forced to pull out all the stops to save his own skin -- and that means deploying the brand new Thunderbolts! Collecting Thunderbolts #130-131 and Deadpool #8-9.

96 pages, $12.99.

ULTIMATE ORIGINS TPB

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, penciled by Butch Guice, cover by Michael Turner.

The story that finally reveals the conspiracies behind the entire Ultimate Universe! When they first met, Bruce Banner mysteriously warned Spider-Man that "Everything is connected." Now it's time to discover the jaw-dropping secrets that men have fought and died to protect. From the dark days of World War II to the frightening present, journey through history to learn what's really behind the Super Soldier and Weapon X programs‹and how heroes such as Captain America, Nick Fury and Wolverine have more in common than codenames and costumes. Collecting Ultimate Origins #1-5.

128 pages $19.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL VOL. 5: MAYBREAK TPB

Written by Tom DeFalco, penciled and cover by Ron Frenz.

With her life stolen by the mysterious Brand New May and her father in the hands of Fury, the Goblin Queen, a gravely injured Spider-Girl must carve a new life for herself as friends turn against her and old enemies come to her aid -- and that's just the beginning! Collecting Amazing Spider-Girl #25-30.

144 pages, $14.99.

SHE-HULK VOL. 9: LADY LIBERATORS TPB

Written by Peter David, penciled by Vincenzo Cucca, Pasquale Qualano and Steve Scott, cover by Mike Deodato Jr.

From the pages of Hulk, the Lady Liberators burst on the scene! She-Hulk has been capturing the bad-guys as a bounty hunter...but is that enough for our conflicted hero? Time to kick things up a notch­ and that means calling in Valkyrie, Thundra and the Invisible Woman to dispense some hard justice as the Lady Liberators! Collecting She-Hulk #34-38.

144 pages, $14.99.

ADAM: LEGEND OF THE BLUE MARVEL TPB

Written by Kevin Grevioux, penciled and cover by Mat Broome.

An unstoppable super-villain attacks New York City -- and the Mighty Avengers fall before him! Where did Anti-Man come from? And who can stop his overwhelming rampage? Now Iron Man races to find the only man who's ever defeated Anti-Man -- The Blue Marvel ! A hero the world hasn't seen since 1961! Will Tony Stark uncover the truth behind Blue Marvel's disappearance and will Blue Marvel ever recover from it? Collecting Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel #1-5.

120 pages, $19.99.

PATSY WALKER: HELLCAT TPB

Written by Kathryn Immonen and Stuart Immonen, penciled by David LaFuente and Stuart Immonen, cover by Stuart Immonen.

Patsy Walker, S.H.I.E.L.D. wants you to join the Initiative...and protect the frozen north. The Klondike. Seward's Folly. Alaska. So pack some long johns and prepare for trouble. Plus, we all know Patsy Walker is Hellcat, so who's the other Hellcat? Find out in this four-part series, from the pages of Marvel Comics Presents. Collecting Patsy Walker: Hellcat #1-5 and material from Marvel Comics Presents #1-4.

152 pages, $16.99.

MS. MARVEL VOL. 6: ASCENSION TPB

Written by Brian Reed, penciled by Marcos Marz, Paulo Siqueira, Adriana Melo, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Mark Robinson, cover by Frank Martin Jr.

Delve into the history of one of the Marvel Universe's greatest heroines! Carol Danvers has played many roles in her life: daughter, sister, Air Force intelligence agent and Avenger. Convinced she has not lived up to her potential, she is determined to become the best of the best. Though she has made great strides, Danvers knows she can be better. But before she can embrace her future as the world's greatest super hero, she must confront her past. Collecting Ms. Marvel #31-34, Ms. Marvel Storyteller and Ms. Marvel 2008 Annual.

160 pages, $14.99.

IMMORTAL IRON FIST VOL. 4: THE MORTAL IRON FIST TPB

Written by Duane Swierczynski Penciled by Travel Foreman, Russ Heath and Giuseppe Camuncoli, cover by Foreman.

Although the legend of the Iron Fist may be immortal, Danny Rand most certainly is not! Swierczynski continues the epic tale begun by Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction. Collecting Immortal Iron Fist #17-20 and Immortal Iron Fist: Orson Randall and the Death Queen of California.

136 pages, $14.99.

POWER PACK CLASSIC VOL. 1 TPB

Written by Louise Simonson, penciled by June Brigman, Mary Wilshire, Mark Badger and Brent Anderson, cover by Brigman.

Teen teams are nothing new, but only one super-group got started at age twelve and under! Alex, Julie, Jack and Katie Power prove you're never too young to save the universe when they use the powers they received from one alien race to foil the schemes of another, the dreaded Snarks! Back on Earth, they meet another new archenemy, General Carmody, a mutantphobe so confused he even targets heroes who aren't mutants! Guest-starring Spider-Man, Cloak and Dagger and Henry Peter Gyrich of Initiative infamy! Collecting Power Pack #1-10.

256 pages, $29.99.

THOR VISIONARIES: WALTER SIMONSON VOL. 3 TPB (NEW PRINTING)

Written by Walter Simonson, penciled by Simonson and Sal Buscema, cover by Simonson.

It was a time of magic... Few people have ever left their mark on one character quite the way Walter Simonson has. His work on the Mighty Thor swept the Norse God of Thunder to heights never before seen and rarely achieved in his wake. Spanning epic tales of heroism and treachery, love and war, Simonson's work is often considered the definitive Thor. From the majesty and mystery of fabled Asgard to the gritty streets of New York City, Thor was never the same. That is the mark of a true visionary. This third volume continues the collection of Simonson's epic run. Collecting Thor #360-369.

232 pages, $29.99.

EXCALIBUR VISIONARIES: ALAN DAVIS VOL. 1 TPB

Written, pencils and cover by Alan Davis.

Excalibur leader Captain Britain is double-teamed by problems when the Technet take over his house and he's abducted to be put on trial by his fellow Captain Britains! Meanwhile, Excalibur's own ranks grow as Widget, Kylun and Cerise join the action -- presuming anyone on the team survives the wrath of the Anti-Phoenix! More than four years of mutant madness culminate in a fearsome fight in #50! Collecting Excalibur #42-50.

232 pages, $24.99.

PUNISHER: YEAR ONE TPB

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, penciled by Dale Eaglesham, cover by Ariel Olivetti.

Punisher War Journal, Page One: We've known for years about the deaths of Frank Castle's wife and children, but now we see Castle himself mere hours later, when his grief and rage were at their freshest. To the police, he's a lead. To a reporter, he's a story. To the mob, he's just one more loose end. In four issues, they'll all learn what he's really become. Collecting Punisher: Year One #1-4.

104 pages, $12.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: FIGHTING CHANCE VOL. 1 TPB

Written by Mark Gruenwald, penciled and cover by Dave Hoover.

Old soldiers never die -- they just wear themselves out! To Super-Patriot, Cap's a rival. To Americop, he's a relic. But newcomer vigilantes are the least of the Sentinel of Liberty's concerns when Cap learns his enhanced physique is shutting down on him! His choice: retire from action or die in it. But while masterminds devise and dead villains rise, that's no choice at all for the Living Legend! Can Cap's friends dissuade him from setting the world's safety above his own? Featuring Giant-Man, the Falcon and the Black Widow! Collecting Captain America #425-430.

160 pages, $19.99.

ESSENTIAL THOR VOL. 4 TPB

Written by Stan Lee and Gerry Conway, penciled by Jack Kirby, Neal Adams and John Buscema, cover by Kirby.

"The Fall of Asgard!" "The End of Eternity!" "A Time of Evil!" If it's not one thing, it's another -- but Thor is on top of it all...even when he's inhabiting his evil foster brother's body! Trouble comes from all directions with cosmic clashes against Galactus and the Stranger; demonic doings from Surtur and Mephisto; and Dr. Doom, the Wrecker and Mangog picking up the slack! Plus: giants, trolls, demons, robots and more! Collecting Thor #167-195.

600 pages, $19.99.

ESSENTIAL DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 4 TPB

Written by Roger Stern, Don McGregor, Ralph Macchio, Chris Claremont, Bill Kunkel, David Michelinie, J.M. DeMatteis and Gardner Fox, penciled by Tom Sutton, Ricardo Villamonte, Alan Kupperberg, Ruby Nebres, P. Craig Russell, Gene Colan, Dan Green, Walt Simonson, Al Milgrom, Wendy Pini, Frank Giacoia, Joe Rubinstein, Bob Wiacek, Tom Palmer, Kerry Gammill, Michael Golden, Marshall Rogers, Terry Austin, Paul Smith, Brent Anderson, Howard Chaykin and Don Perlin, cover by Smith.

Dormammu, Ikonn, Tiboro, Ningal, the Dweller in Darkness, names to conjure with...literally! Yet they're only a few of the occult enemies who confront Stephen Strange, Sorcerer Supreme, challenged by Baron Mordo, the Eye Killers, and sorcerers from across the world and throughout the dimensions! Weirdness awaits in the Realm of the Shadowqueen and an unfallen Roman Empire, but with Nightmare and D'Spayre around, the human psyche may be the deadliest battleground of all! Plus the mystery of Murdoch Adams, Monster Hunter! With the Man-Thing, Brother Voodoo, and Namor the Sub-Mariner, plus the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, and the Howling Commandos! Collecting Doctor Strange #30-56; Chamber of Chills #4 and Man-Thing #4.

564 pages, $19.99.




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