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TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009

MARVEL COMICS FOR AUGUST

ULTIMATE COMICS TITLES

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #1

Written by Mark Millar, pencils and cover by Carlos Pacheco, variant cover by Olivier Coipel.

When a highly-classified secret threatens Captain America, only the newly-returned Nick Fury has the tools to bring Œem in! As the first of a series of blockbuster arcs begins: Project Avengers is a go!

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #1

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils and cover by David Lafuente, villain variant by Marko Djurdjevic.

Almost ten years ago, Ultimate Spider-Man launched the Ultimate line, a reinvention of the Marvel Universe. Today, it happens again: This new chapter in the life of the teenaged webslinger picks up in the aftermath of Ultimatum and completely redefines the status quo of Spider-Man for the next generation! With a new supporting cast, new villians and maybe even a new Spider-Man, this new chapter will keep readers guessing month after month.

32 pages, $3.99.

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SPIDER-MAN TITLES

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #601

Written by Mark Waid, penciled by Mario Alberti, cover by J. Scott Campbell.

"Red-Headed Stranger" begins just after the surprising events of #600 with Pete's love life taking a turn for the worse just as his old flame Mary Jane returns to New York City.

32 pages, $2.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #602

Written by Fred Van Lente, penciled by Barry Kitson, cover by Adi Granov, variant cover by Mike McKone.

"Red-Headed Stranger," part 2. The Chameleon returns with a terrifying new mission that has Mayor J. Jonah Jameson squarely in his sights! Meanwhile, the Anti-Spider Squad narrows its dragnet around the Wall-Crawler, and Peter Parker gets a brand new job...will it bring him closer to the newly returned Mary Jane, or push her further away?

32 pages, $2.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #603

Written by Fred Van Lente, penciled by Barry Kitson, cover by Stephane Roux, variant cover by Mario Alberti.

"Red-Headed Stranger," part 3. The Chamelon is poised to unleash unspeakable horror on New York City and Spider-Man is nowhere to be found, so the only person who can stop him is...Mary Jane Watson?

32 pages, $23.99.



MARVEL UNIVERSE TITLES

AGENTS OF ATLAS #9

Written by Jeff Parker, penciled by Dan Panosian, cover by Leinil Francis Yu.

The Agents of Atlas find themselves racing around the world to rescue their leader! Jimmy Woo and M-11 find themselves under the talons of the most terrible power in China...the deadly- and beautiful- Jade Claw! With more minions than the Atlas Empire and the more advanced killer robot M-25, it seems nothing can stop her, and Jimmy has now set off war with her organization The Great Wall. Lesson: never look up your ex-girlfriend!

32 pages, $2.99. size="3" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">32 pages, $2.99.

ALL WINNERS COMICS #1 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

Written by Karl Kesel, penciled by Steve Uy, cover by Daniel Acuna, variant cover by Marcos Martin.

Captain America and Bucky...the Human Torch and Toro...the Sub-Mariner...Miss America...the Whizzer...The All-Winners Squad! It's 1946 and World War 2 is over, but the memory of those lost in the War haunts everyone -- especially when Times Square is overrun by undead soldiers wanting their lives back! And leading this tattered battalion are the two casualties the All-Winners Squad can't fight‹ the original Captain America and Bucky! Plus: a surprise romance that has all the tabloids a-twitter! "Old Soldiers Never Die..."

48 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #27

Written by Christos N. Gage, pencils by Rafa Sandoval, cover by Matteo De Longis.

Blastaar's alien army has seized 42, the Initiative's prison in the Negative Zone. Someone has to take it back, and the Taskmaster has assembled a team to do just that. But when Komodo looks around her at the squad of Z-list super-villains she's supposed to go into battle with, she wonders if this is a recovery job...or a suicide mission! And when she encounters familiar faces who had been incarcerated within the prison, will they be friend or foe? Also, the return of Butterball!

32 pages, $2.99.

BETA RAY BILL: GODHUNTER #3

Written by Kieron Gillen, art by Kano, cover by Patrick Zircher.

Beta Ray Bill has stalked his prey across the universe...driven to punish the ever-feared Galactus. Now, with the Planet-Eater on his knees, Bill discovers he has one final, brutal price to pay. In an apocalyptic battle to decide the fate of world upon world, can Bill make this ultimate sacrifice?

32 pages, $3.99.

BLACK PANTHER #7

Written by Jonathan Maberry and Reginald Hudlin, penciled by Will Conrad, cover by Paul Renaud, variant cover by Ken Lashley.

"Power," part 1. Wakanda has been attacked on every front. Heroes have fallen, old alliances have been betrayed, the country is in turmoil. Now is the time for the new Black Panther to rise and make a stand against threats both foreign and domestic. "Power" is a bold new direction for the Panther. New game, new rules, and lots of surprises as the new Black Panther is set on a collision course with one of the Marvel Universe's most feared and powerful beings.

32 pages, $2.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA THEATER OF WAR: TO SOLDIER ON

Written by Paul Jenkins, penciled by Fernando Blanco, cover by Phil Noto.

During the battle for Baghdad at the height of the Gulf War, a young Army sergeant witnesses first hand the heroism of a United States super soldier. But a life-altering event will lead him to question the very person he had idolized. Can the symbol of America's military might understand the plight of an ordinary soldier who has paid an unimaginable price?

40 pages, $3.99.

DAREDEVIL #500

Written by Ed Brubaker, penciled by Michael Lark, additional stories by Ann Nocenti, David Aja and others, covers by Marko Djurdjevic, Alex Ross, Gabriele Dell'Otto and Geoff Darrow.

What is the Kingpin's true plan? What do he and Lady Bullseye have in common? What will Matt Murdock do to make things right again? And just how will Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark leave this story for the next creative team to pick it up?

104 pages, $4.99.

DARK AVENGERS #8

Written by Matt Fraction, pencils by Luke Ross, cover by Mike Deodato, variant cover by Simone Bianchi.

Norman's X-Men, as led by Emma and Namor, are the face of mutant law and order! The X-Men look played out of position as Osborn's dark reign falls over California-- but Scott Summers isn't done yet. The X-Men strike at Norman, at H.A.M.M.E.R., at his fraud X-Men and his sham Avengers all at once! This is the book where, at long last, the Marvel Universe starts to fight back -- and it sets the stage for next month's conclusion in Uncanny X-Men/Dark Avengers - Exodus!

32 pages, $3.99.

DARK REIGN: HAWKEYE #5

Written by Andy Diggle, penciled by Tom Raney, cover by Clint Langley.

From the pages of Dark Avengers! Reporter Ben Urich is closing in on his story, the assassin formerly known as Bullseye is losing his marbles, and the person you least expect is about to blow everything sky high!

32 pages, $3.99.

DARK REIGN: THE HOOD #4

Written by Jeff Parker, penciled by Kyle Hotz, cover by Marko Djurdjevic.

Everyone has their price. Parker Robbins' is just higher than most. And suddenly everyone seems to know what that price is! The Hood finds himself undermined by his gang, the source of his power, and even his own family -- just in time for the explosive return of the revenge-fueled White Fang!

32 pages, $3.99.

DARK REIGN: LETHAL LEGION #3

Written by Frank Tieri, penciled by Mateus Santolouco, cover by Tommy Lee Edwards.

The mysterious circumstances surrounding the final showdown between the Lethal Legion and the Dark Avengers are finally revealed! What could have happened that day that forever altered Marvel's criminal underworld as we know it?

32 pages, $3.99.

DARK REIGN: MISTER NEGATIVE #3

Written by Fred Van Lente, penciled by Gianluca Gigliotta, cover by Jae Lee.

With The Hood and Mr. Negative locked in a battle to the death, Betty Brant is poised to unlock the secret origin of the Chinatown's lord of crime, and to stop her he has sent his newest corrupted enforcer to end her life-- Peter Parker, the Lacerating Spider-Man!

32 pages, $3.99.

DARK REIGN: THE SINISTER SPIDER-MAN #3

Written by Brian Reed, pencils and cover by Chris Bachalo.

As the "partnership" between Spider-Man and Mayor J. Jonah Jameson gets worse by the day, learn a few of Mac Gargan's Spider-Man life lessons: if you bite someone's arm off, they will come back with a robot arm and try to kill you, as the Redeemer makes his move.

32 pages, $3.99.

DARK REIGN: YOUNG AVENGERS #4

Written by Paul Cornell, pencils and cover by Mark Brooks.

The New New New Young Avengers have found that they can't live with what the Young Avengers are asking of them. And so they approach Norman Osborn once more, and get their deal with the devil. So now the question is: do the Young Avengers want to be part of *their* team? And how much more pressure will it take before someone throws the first punch?

32 pages, $3.99.

DARK REIGN: ZODIAC #3

Written by Joe Casey, pencils and cover by Nathan Fox.

The explosive climax! New York in flames! Norman Osborn tearing out his bizarre-looking hair! The deepest, darkest secrets are finally revealed as Zodiac makes his big play. But will a lone H.A.M.M.E.R. Agent expose him before he can fulfill his destiny?

32 pages, $3.99.

EXILES #5

Written by Jeff Parker, penciled by Casey Jones, cover by Dave Bullock, variant cover by Mike Grell.

Trapped in what will soon be a purely robotic world, The Exiles find out that drastic steps were taken to save humanity, and even machines can have secrets! But one of the Exiles has a secret too - one that can destroy the whole mission when revealed. (And Morph finally pokes his head back in!)

32 pages, $2.99.

FANTASTIC FOUR #570

Written by Jonathan Hickman, penciled by Dale Eaglesham, cover by Alan Davis, variant cover by John Cassaday.

Brand new creative team - Brave new comics experience! Hickma, teams up with Eaglesham, to give the Fantastic Four experience readers have been waiting for! It's adventure, it's family, it's tough questions in dark times...See what happens when Reed Richards tries to solve everything!

32 pages, $2.99.

GHOST RIDERS: HEAVEN'S ON FIRE #1

Written by Jason Aaron, penciled by Roland Boschi, cover and variant by Jae Lee.

The Ghost Rider run of Aaron reaches its fever-pitched conclusion with six more issues of insanity, jam-packed with new villains, old allies and the same old grindhouse action that Flamehead fans have come to know and love. The renegade angel Zadkiel is out to thwart Biblical prophecy by assassinating a young boy bred by Satanists to rule the world, so if Ghost Riders Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch are going to save the world, they'll first have to save the Anti-Christ. Guest-starring Hellstorm, the Son of Satan.

32 pages, $3.99.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #17

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, penciled by Wes Craig, cover by Daniel Acuna, variant cover by Mike Perkins.

A War of Kings tie-in! In order to save the universe, Adam Warlock takes desperate action and seeks the help of allies you won't believe! This issue will have profound effects not only for the Guardians of Galaxy, but for the very Marvel cosmos itself!

32 pages, $2.99.

HOUSE OF M: MASTERS OF EVIL #1

Written by Christos N. Gage, penciled by Manuel Garcia, cover by Mike Perkins.

Hot on the heels of the last two minis, House of M returns! You've seen how the mutants and the heroes were changed in the world ruled by Magneto...but what about the villains? Their story stands revealed at last as The Hood assembles a gang of the deadliest Sapien super-criminals: Madame Masque, The Absorbing Man, Titania, The Wrecking Crew, Nitro, Constrictor, The Sandman, Crossbones and more! At first, their goal is simple: get rich and get away with it. But their very first job may lead somewhere none of them expected...and incur the wrath of the House of M itself!

32 pages, $3.99.

HULK #13

Written by Jeph Loeb, penciled and cover by Ed McGuiness, variant cover by Michael Golden.

A Dark Reign special! After the shocking ending of Incredible Hulk 600, Norman Osborn wants the truth. He sends Ares, The God of War to find it...even if it means killing anybody who stands in their way.

32 pages, $3.99.

HULK #14

Written by Jeph Loeb, penciled and cover by Ian Churchill, variant covers by Churchill and Ed McGuinness.

It's Code Red vs. X-Force! Who is Code Red? How about Red Hulk. Deadpool. The Punisher. Elektra. Thundra. The Crimson Dynamo. What terrible secret could bring this group together -- only to run headlong into the deadliest team of X-Men? All this -- and wait until you see Red Hulk vs. Wolverine!

32 pages, $3.99.

INCREDIBLE HULK #601

Written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, penciled by Ariel Olivetti and Michael Ryan, cover by Olivetti, variant coves by Ed McGuinness and Michael Golden.

The Incredible Hulk book returns as an ongoing series! Get ready for Bruce Banner as you've never seen him, the Son of Hulk in a whole new world of smash, and an insane new adventure that changes everything for everyone's favorite Green Goliath! And introducing a new, regular bonus backup Savage She-Hulk story written by Fred Van Lente and drawn by Michael Ryan!

40 pages, $3.99.

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #132 & #133

Written by Fred Van Lente and Greg Pak, penciled by Reilly Brown (#132) and Rodney Buchemi (#133), covers by Rafael Albuquerque, variants by Marko Djurdjevic and Salva Espin.

Beginning a story arc so so momentous, Marvel had to present it twice a month -- for three months. When terrible threats rise in Svartalfheim, the land of the Dark Elves, only Mighty Thor, Son of Asgard, can hope to triumph! But what happens if the Odinson is temporarily...unavailable? It's Hammer Time for Hercules as the Lion of Olympus gets his thunder on! Meanwhile, in Incredible Hercules 133, the Secret Origin of Amadeus Cho begins! Who really killed Amadeus' family? What is his true relation to Hercules? And, most importantly, what is the connection between him and The Twelve's Master Mind Excello? Everyone's favorite irascible boy genius is after the answers himself -- but to get them he's going to have to go through his arch-nemesis, Pythagoras Dupree, the sixth-smartest man on Earth!

32 pages, $2.99.

IMMORTAL WEAPONS #2

Written by Cullen Bunn, art by Dan Brereton, Iron Fist back-up by Duane Swierczynski and Travel Foreman, cover by David Aja.

Her heart pumps the coldest blood imaginable...and she is host to horrors inconceivable to mortal men. The Bride of Nine Spiders is perhaps the most enigmatic of the Immortal Weapons. Yet men would risk life and sanity to plumb the mysteries of this porcelain beauty and the alien land from which she comes. When a disturbing relic surfaces at a most exclusive auction house, the Bride's secrets are revealed in a tragic tale fusing martial arts mayhem and gothic terror!

40 pages, $3.99.

THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #16

Written by Matt Fraction, pencils and cover by Salvador Larroca.

"World's Most Wanted' continues. continues! Tony and Pepper, trapped in Tunguska by Madame Masque, play the ultimate game of truth or dare at the business end of a very loaded gun. Is Tony strong enough and smart enough to escape the clutches of a woman who burns to see him suffer? And halfway around the world, the Black Widow joins Maria Hill, and they summon the most good of all the good guys...Captain America! But is he willing to come to Tony's aid?

32 pages, $2.99.

LOCKJAW AND THE PET AVENGERS #3

Written by Chris Elipoulos, penciled by Ig Guara, cover by Karl Kerschl, variant cover by Niko Henrichon.

They've been up/down/around/about/forward/backward. They've gone to the jungle/ocean/Central Park/outer space. They've scratched/pawed/clawed/gnawed their way throughout all existence, all for this moment! Now they've finally found all of the Infinity Gems...so what's a moon-puppy to do when he's given all the power in the universe? Find out here! Featuring a special presidential puppy appearance!

32 pages, $2.99.

LUKE CAGE NOIR #1

Written by Mike Benson and Adam Glass, penciled by Shawn Martinbrough, cover by Tim Bradstreet, variant cover by Dennis Calero.

"Moon Over Harlem," part 1. A lot can change in ten years. And rarely for the better. Local legend, Luke Cage, invincible, unstoppable, unflappable, finds that out the hard way when he returns to the mean streets of Prohibition-era Harlem after a ten-year stretch in Riker's Island. All he wants is to be back in the loving arms of his woman, but certain powerful men have different plans for Cage. Willis Stryker, Cage's childhood friend turned Godfather of Harlem, wants him on his crew, and under his thumb. And wealthy white socialite Randall Banticoff, whose wife is now very dead, murdered in a Harlem alley, wants Cage to investigate her death. Cage is about to learn that coming home is never easy, and to survive he might just have to kill a whole lot of people.

32 pages, $3.99.

MARVEL COMICS #1:70TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Penciled by Carl Burgos, Bill Everett, Paul Gustavon, Ben Thompson, Al Anders and Art Pinjajian, colored by Dean White, Dave Mccaig, Jason Keith, Morry Hollowell, Frank D'armata and more, cover by Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic, Midnight Opening cover by Frank R. Paul and Dean White.

Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Marvel Comics in style the best and brightest color-art talents in the field bring you a bold new look at the comic that started it all! From the first appearance of The Human Torch to the original jungle adventures of Ka-Zar and the incomparable introduction of Bill Everett's Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner, each tale from Marvel Comics #1 has been paired with one of the field's most innovative color artists to create a fascinating contemporary take on these classic tales.

64 pages, $4.99.

MARVEL DIVAS #2

Written by Robert Aguirre-Sacasa, art by Tonci Zonjic, cover by Jelena Kevin Djurdjevic.

After last issue's shocking revelation, Angelica "Firestar" Jones seeks out medical advice...from none other than Dr. Stephen Strange. (Paving the way for yet another diva to enter the fray: The nocturnal Night Nurse!) Meanwhile, Monica "Photon" Rambeau and Patsy "Hellcat" Walker are drawn back into the lives of their ex-boyfriends of the damned: Brother Voodoo and Daimon Hellstrom, respectively. And Felicia "Black Cat" Hardy contemplates a return to her life of crime...the claws are out as this mini-series continues!

32 pages, $3.99.

THE MARVELS PROJECT #1

Written by Ed Brubaker, pencils and cover by Steve Epting, variant covers by Gerald Parel and Phil Jimenez.

The centerpiece of Marvel's 70th Anniversary celebration! Who is the mysterious old man who lies on his deathbed in a hospital in 1939, and how does his passing mark the beginning of the first heroic age of the Marvel Universe ‹ and signal the rise of the superhumans? Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting unveil the defining story of the origin of the Marvel Universe, revealing the hidden connections that unite the earliest costumed champions, and whose reverberations are felt dramatically into the present day! It's a world on the brink of war, and the race is on to create the world's first super-soldier! Witness the first days of the Human Torch, the Sub-Mariner, and many more -- how they shaped the world to come, and how the future they would create in turn shaped them!

32 pages, $3.99.

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: SUMMER EVENTS

Written by John Rhett Thomas.

It's the summer, which means it's time to hit the beach with some summer reading! And that means adding a little Spotlight to your fun in the sand and surf! This month, we'll check in on all the events that are making Summer '09 a season to remember: The original Human Torch is back, and he isn't the only one returning; there's a new Fantastic Four and a new creative team on Daredevil; the real Clone Saga is laid bare; and more.

32 pages, $2.99.

MARVEL: YOUR UNIVERSE #7

By various.

Collecting material from Avengers: The Initiative #2, Nova #7, Incredible Hercules #111, Guardians of the Galaxy #1 and X-Men: Legacy #214.

128 pages, $5.99.

MIGHTY AVENGERS #28

Written by Dan Slott, pencils by Khoi Pham, cover by Marko Djurdjevic.

"Witch-Hunt." Guest-starring the Young Avengers! When the adults are away, it's the perfect time for Vision and Stature to sneak a few friends into the Avengers new headquarters and throw a party. No, not that kind of party. It's a hunting party-- and the target they're after is...The Scarlet Witch! Also: Quicksilver and US Agent face off against a longtime Avengers villain and their new team. All this and the start of a strange cosmic odyssey for Hank Pym.

32 pages, $2.99.

MODELS, INC. #1

Written by Paul Tobin, penciled by Vicenc Villagrasa, cover by Scott Clark, variant cover by Phil Jimenez.

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, Toni Turner, 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.

MS. MARVEL #43 & 44

Written by Brian Reed, pencils and cover by Sana Takeda.

In #43: Karla Sofen's bad day gets worse as the summer's blockbuster Dark Reign event continues. "War of the Marvels" part 2 brings the Dark Avengers to the front lines.

In #44: Hope is crushed and the battle is nearly lost as the Dark Reign event continues in "War of tohe Marvels," part 3! As Karla Sofen faces an unbeatable threat, the legacy of Ms. Marvel hangs in the balance.

32 pages, $2.99.

MYSTIC COMICS #1 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

Written and pencils by David Lapham, cover by Juan Doe, variant cover by Marcos Martin.

"I am the destroyer of evil," the haunting stranger intoned; "I've crossed the great cold into your world!" So speaks the original Vision! From a dimension beyond, comes an otherworldly force of retribution. His steely touch turns killers to ice, shattering them. His staggering gaze drives the guilty mad with terror. His unstoppable power never fails to punish the wicked! It is said only those approaching death can see him in his true form as...the Vision!

48 pages, $3.99.

NEW AVENGERS #56

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

Oh man, it is not a good day for the New Avengers. Someone has invented a power disrupter and unleashed it in New York City. The heroes have fallen. Some are hurt bad, others near death. Who will rise to the challenge and save the day? A very important Dark Reign issue. Something big happens.

32 pages, $3.99.

NOVA #28

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, penciled by Andrea DiVito, cover by Daniel Acuna, variant cover by Mike Perkins.

A War of Kings tie-in! ! It's the final showdown between Nova with the surviving members of the Nova Corps against the most ruthless members of the Shi'Ar Imperial Guard! Can Rich survive and can he save the life of his brother, Robbie, who finds himself caught between the ruthless Ravenous and murderous Strontian?

32 pages, $2.99.

OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #8

Written by various.

Continuing the chronicle of the Marvel Universe, starting with Spider-Man (from Amazing Spider-Man #342 on), Iron Man (from Iron Man #277 on) and the X-Men (from X-Men #321 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 #8

Written by Rick Remender, art by Tan Eng Huat, cover by Mike McKone, variant cover by Steve Dillon.

"Dead End," part 3 of 5. Frank Castle finds himself the target of a band of Avengers, out of place, out of time and out for The Punisher's blood. With no idea how Microchip brought them to the here and now, and with G.W. Bridge's life in the hands of the henchmen of The Hood, Frank must survive the fury of Earth's Mightiest Heroes long enough to unravel the mystery of their arrival. The truth will leave Frank with a terrible decision; in order to save his friend -- The Avengers must die.

40 pages, $3.99.

PUNISHER NOIR #1

Written by Frank Tieri, penciled by Paul Azaceta, cover by Tim Bradstreet, variant cover by Dennis Calero.

It's the Roaring Twenties and mobster Dutch Schultz's iron-fisted reign is about to meet its greatest challenge. But will the greatest threat to his criminal empire come from Thomas Dewey and the government? Will it come from fellow mobsters like Lucky Luciano or Al Capone? No, it'll come in the form of a man sporting a familiar skull symbol and a gun in his hand. Because once the Punisher hits the scene, the mean streets are about to get a whole lot meaner.

32 pages, $3.99.

REBORN #2

Written by Ed Brubaker, penciled by Bryan Hitch, cover by John Cassaday.

No story information released.

32 pages, $3.99.

RUNAWAYS #13

Written by Kathryn Immonen, penciled by Sara Pitchelli, cover by David LaFuente.

It's the end of the Runaways' California dreamin' as they attempt to make their escape from Klara's chlorophyll lockup...only to be denied by heavily armed outside forces who are about to foreclose on the property in a big way! Chase finally tells the truth about a violent event in his past. And when the kids have no choice but to turn to Hunter Stein to find a way out of this mess, he reveals a Malibu Beach House secret they never would have guessed. But it's not easy sailing because Chase is about to make a unilateral decision that looks a lot like...murder?

32 pages, $2.99.

SECRET INVASION CHRONICLES #6

By various.

Featuring Mighty Avengers #14 and #16 and Secret Invasion #4.

72 pages, $5.99.

SECRET WARRIORS #7

Written by Jonathan Hickman, penciled by Alessandro Vitti, cover by Jim Cheung.

Baron Strucker and Norman Osborn team up to drive out the Marvel Universe's ultimate covert superteam. It's wall-to-wall insanity as the Dark Avengers and the Thunderbolts go after the Secret Warriors. It's time for Ares to get his son back! "God of Fear. God of War," part 1 of 4.

32 pages, $2.99.

SKAAR: SON OF HULK #14

Written by Paul Jenkins, penciled by Andres Guinaldo, cover by David Palumbo, variant cover by Mitch Breitweiser.

The Planet Sakaar may be no more, but the trials of the Son of Hulk are far from ended. As the Sakaarian survivors struggle to carry on, the Son of Hulk has only one goal in mind: revenge. He has led his people to another planet rich with the mystic Old Power...a planet he has laid claim to, whether its native population likes it or not. The Son of Hulk will claim his vengeance, even if it means laying waste to an innocent populace to do it. But even if he can bend this planet under his will, can he possibly become a match for Galactus, the devourer of worlds?

32 pages, $2.99.

SKRULL KILL KREW #5

Written by Adam Felber, penciled by Mark Robinson, cover by Mario Alberti, variant cover by Top Cow Studios.

It's just a bloody mess as the ridiculously over-the-top Krew of Skrull Killers finally confronts an enemy that may be too much for them to handle. The cover has a cow with a gun mouth...and that's nowhere near the weirdest thing in the issue.

32 pages, $3.99.

THOR: TALES OF ASGARD BY STAN LEE & JACK KIRBY #4

Written by Stan Lee, penciled by Jack Kirby, cover by Olivier Coipel.

The legend has come true! By the will of the gods, I am alive! I am invincible! I am -- Thor! And so began the very first epic tale of Marvel's most revered hero, the mighty Thor, whose legend would grow alongside the success of Marvel comics, making him the most exciting super hero of all time! Never has Thor been more sensational than during these early tales, crafted by Marvel's greatest, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Re-live classic Norse mythology in the mighty Marvel manner as well as Stan and Jack's stories of the Norse Gods and Thor before he came to Earth as Don Blake. Witness as these masters breathe life into the thunder god and some of Marvel's most enduring characters: Helmdall, Balder, Loki, Odin and Hela. Read these stories as never before with all-new, modern coloring and six extraordinary interlocking covers by current Thor artist Olivier Coipel. Collecting the "Tales of Asgard" backup stories from Journey into Mystery #121-125 and Thor #126-128.

48 pages, $3.99.

THUNDERBOLTS #135

Written by Andy Diggle, penciled by Miguel Sepulveda, cover by Francesco Mattina, variant by Paul Renaud.

Norman Osborn! Black Widow II! Songbird! Nick Fury! When you finally learn how these four powderkegs intersect and collide, you will be picking your jaw off the floor! Secrets will be uncovered, agendas will be exposed, and heads will roll.

32 pages, $2.99.

TIMESTORM 2009/2099 #4

Written by Brian Reed, penciled by Eric Battle, cover by Tom Raney.

It's the Dark Avengers, New Avengers, and the Fantastic Four vs. the world of 2099! The present does battle with the future as the temporal tempest rages, threatening to destroy all that has come before!

32 pages, $3.99.

WAR MACHINE #9

Written by Greg Pak, penciled by Leonardo Manoc, coverby Francesco Mattina, variant cover by Brandon Peterson.

Patriot or Traitor? Hero or killer? Man or machine? James Rhodes fights for his very soul as he takes on the most deadly incarnation of his greatest enemy. Get ready for the new Ultimo and the last temptation of War Machine.

32 pages, $2.99.

WAR OF KINGS #6

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, penciled by Paul Pelletier, cover by Brandon Peterson, variant cover by Adi Granov.

Shi'Ar vs. Inhuman! Black Bolt vs. Vulcan! Who will rule? The fate of two intergalactic civilizations teeters on the brink, and the outcome of this conflict will send shockwaves throughout the Marvel Universe!

32 pages, $3.99.

WAR OF KINGS: WARRIORS #2

Written by Jay Faerber, penciled by Adriana Melo and Ramon Perez, cover by Paul Renaud.

The royal women take center stage as we spotlight Crystal and Lilandra! When a group of disgruntled Kree launch a series of bombings aimed at the Inhumans Royal Family, Crystal is charged with quelling the violence -- but can she bring the guilty to justice without causing civil war? Plus: a flashback story to one of Lilandra's earliest adventures, as the future Empress of the Shi'Ar must face a trial by fire ignited by the Brood! It's two brand new stories that spotlight key players in the War of Kings!

40 pages, $3.99.

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MARVEL ADVENTURES TITLES

IRON MAN & THE ARMOR WARS #1

Written by Joe Caramagna, penciled by Craig Rousseau, cover by Skottie Young.

Cash, cars, boats, houses...Tony Stark has got it all. The only thing that could ruin his day? If every single one of his Iron Man armors were stolen, and then turned against him. Tony battles his greatest creations, and tries to discover who could outsmart him?

32 pages, $2.99.

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #39

Written by Paul Tobin, art by Denis Medri, cover by Casey Jones.

Aleksei Sytsevich just wants to retire. The economy is bad, and freelance jobs are harder to find. Business just isn't what it used to be. It's time to hang up the suit and live the good life. Of course, when the "business" is super-villain crime sprees as the Rhino, and the "suit" in question is his costume, the Rhino is finding it a bit harder to close the books on his "career." Luckily, the Avengers are more than glad to help an old foe get out of the game, even if it means dealing with a little bit of trouble. Or, in this case, a lot of trouble, because the Abomination and the Leader aren't going to let their old teammate step away from the game quite that easily!

32 pages, $2.99.

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #54

Written by Paul Tobin, penciled by Matteo Lolli, cover by Skottie Young.

Peter Parker makes a "date" with the new girl at school, then realizes a major missing component: A car. Luckily, he's a got a friend of a friend that loans rides for cheap. But when Pete discovers the cars are cheap because they've been stolen, it's a little late...some of the cars belonged to some bad guys...guys that don't mind hurting teenagers

32 pages, $2.99.

MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #14

Written by Paul Tobin, penciled by David Baldeon, cover by David Williams.

All Hawkeye wanted was to show the Blonde Phantom a new exhibit at the art gallery, but the art gallery is in a bank lobby, and on this day the bank lobby is featuring more than art; it has a gang of bank robbers! And they're not just any bank robbers...isn't that Bruce Banner with them? Or, hey, maybe it's not. If that's not Bruce Banner, then a little old fashioned detective work on the part of Hawkeye and the Blonde Phantom should put an end to the "Banner Bandit" crime spree. And if it is Bruce Banner, well then...umm...let's just hope it's not.

32 pages, $2.99.

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X-MEN TITLES

CABLE #17

Written by Duane Swierczynski, pencils by Paul Gulacy, cover by Dave Wilkins, varaint cover by Rob Liefeld.

"Wanderlost," part 2. Hope is lost. Literally‹lost in time, with Cable stranded in the future, unable to travel back to save her. For the first time in Hope's short life, the so-called "mutant messiah" has to fend for herself... and now she's hiding out in a futuristic city born of the ashes of Cable's greatest enemy, Stryfe.

32 pages, $2.99.

DARK WOLVERINE #77

Written by Daniel Way and Marjorie Liu, pencils by Giuseppe Canuncoli, cover by Leinil Francis Yu, variant covers by Rafa Sandoval and Stephen Segovia.

"The Prince," part 3 of 3. Daken has proven himself capable of wearing many masks, but who's the real man underneath? As one of Norman Osborn's Avengers, he has it all: power, fame, access...but what if it's not enough? Could Wolverine's son have a heart after all -- and if so, will it be the Fantastic Four who help him discover it? Or will they find themselves on the receiving end of a betrayal so huge it will put them at war with the Dark Avengers?

32 pages, $2.99.

DEADPOOL #13 & 14

Written by Daniel Way, penciled by Shawn Crystal, covers by Jason Pearson.

"Wave of Mutilation," Parts 1 & 2. Deadpool has ceased to exist, he's given his good-byes, he's driven his car into the ocean. They'll think he's dead, but he'll sail away. Then, he becomes a pirate!

32 pages, $2.99.

DEADPOOL: SUICIDE KINGS #5

Written by Mike Benson and Adam Glass, penciled by Carlo Barbieri, cover by Mike McKone.

"Snake Eyes," part 5. Deadpool is finally proven innocent, and everyone knows it. But now it's personal for the Merc with a Mouth. Having been battered, stabbed, and broken, Deadpool is jonesing for payback. And the only thing that can scratch that itch is bringing down Tombstone. Unfortunately, the only person who can protect him is the Hood...but will he?

32 pages, $3.99.

DEADPOOL: MERC WITH A MOUTH #2

Written by Victor Gischler, penciled by Bong Dazo, cover by Arthur Suydam.

"Head Trip," part 2 of 6. It's the Merc with two mouths! It's the Dawn of the Living Deadpool! Crash-landing in the Savage Land, Deadpool finds himself face-to-face with the last thing on Earth he ever expected to see: his own Zombiefied head! To make matters worse, the nasty little critter went ahead and bit a few of the locals, so Deadpool has to put the smackdown on some zombie cavemen if he's going to have any chance at escaping and completing his mission. And a crack team of Hydra mercenaries are waiting in the wings!

32 pages, $2.99.

GENEXT: UNITED #4

Written by Chris Claremont, penciled by Jonboy Meyers, cover by Alex Garner.

The lives of the GeNext youngsters have been changed forever! Struggling to adapt to these strange new changes, a familiar X-man with family ties to our young heroes storms in to rescue them from a dangerous mystical enemy. Want to find out who we're talking about?

32 pages, $2.99.

NEW MUTANTS #4

Written by Zeb Wells, penciled by Diogenes Neves, cover by Adam Kubert, variant cover by Benjamin.

"Return of Legion," part 4 of 4. The pulse-pounding first story-arc comes to a climactic close as Legion takes on the whole team. Can Cannonball, Sunspot, Magma and Dani Moonstar defeat a villain with dozens of super-powered multiple personalities? And all the while Karma and Magik are stuck inside Legion's mind

40 pages, $2.99.

UNCANNY X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #2

Written by Scott Gray, pencils and cover by Roger Cruz.

Nightcrawler thought he'd found sanctuary in Attilan, fabled city of the Inhumans...but now he's transgressed their most sacred law! Kurt Wagner stands trial before an angry mob, with Black Bolt the ultimate judge of his fate -- and if the verdict is guilty, he's one dead mutant! So will the X-Men stand by and let that happen? Not a chance! Get ready for an explosive battle between the world's greatest mutant team and the Inhuman royal family -- the question is, will Attilan survive it?

32 pages, $2.99.

UNCANNY X-MEN #514

Written by Matt Fraction, pencils and cover by Terry Dodson, variant cover by Simone Bianchi.

"Utopia" rages on! Norman Osborn's victory in San Francisco is cemented when the Dark X-Men succeed where the X-Men can't. All the while the Dark Avengers are forced to watch from the sidelines. But how long will Bullseye and Ares sit idle?

32 pages, $3.99.

WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #18

Written by Peter David, art by Francis Portella, cover by Skottie Young, variant cover by Takeshi Miyazawa.

Wolverine and Kitty Pryde have had their disagreements in the past, but when Jamie Madrox, the Mutliple Man, shows up, they wind up on opposite ends siding with the same person! When one of Jamie's duplicates goes on the run, Kitty decides to help him escape from his creator. Logan sides with the original Madrox...but if he thinks he can stop Kitty from speaking her mind, he doesn't know teen girls very well!

32 pages, $2.99.

WOLVERINE MAGAZINE #3

Cover by Joe Quesada.

It's Wolverine from cover to cover as Marvel's feral mutant leaps into his very own magazine! In addition to full-length comic-book stories, this issue features puzzles, games, pinups, and a pull-out poster.

96 pages, $6.99. 96 PGS./Rated A ...$6.99

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #39

Written by Daniel Way, pencils by Scot Eaton, cover by Doug Braithwaite, variant cover by Herb Trimpe.

"Romulus," part 3. Deep in the heart of Russia, Wolverine drags himself one step closer to the truth about the man known only as Romulus -- but the death-touch of Omega Red stands in his way! With answers finally within reach -- will Logan fall victim, another casualty of the Soviet serial killer's carbonadium tentacles?

32 pages, $2.99.

WOLVERINE WEAPON X #4

Written by Jason Aaron, pencils and cover by Ron Gareny, variant covers by Adi Granov and David Finch.

"The Adamantium Men," part 4 of 5. Wolverine is intent on bringing down the evil corporation Blackguard, one executive at a time if he has to, but when he finally comes face-to-face with the man at the top, he finds the soldiers of Strikeforce X waiting for him, laser-claws and all.

32 pages, $3.99.

X-FACTOR #47

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

Time is beginning to bleed. Sentinels are starting to pop up in the darnedest places, the Summers Rebellion is spilling over into modern day, Rictor and Shatterstar have a lot to sort out, and X-Factor finally finds itself face to face with Cortex.

32 pages, $2.99.

X-FORCE #18

Written by Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle, pencils and covers by Mike Choi and Sonia Oback.

"Not Forgotten," part 2 of 4. The fallout from Messiah War continues! X-23 is missing, and as horrific as her life has been...it's about to get worse. Elixir knows the truth about the mutant messiah. Wolverine confronts Cyclops about his decisions leading up to the War. Wolfsbane's journey back to X-Force begins. Bastion's master plan gets one step closer to fruition. And if all that weren't enough...Seline's forces are on the move. More action and drama than any one comic has a right to have!

32 pages, $2.99.

X-MEN FOREVER #5 & #6

Written by Chris Claremont, penciled by Tom Grummett and Paul Smith, covers by Tom Grummett , variant by Dave Cockrum and Terry Austin.

The team continues to track down someone they used to think was a teammate, but has now turned out to be an imposter! Somehow, this is all linked to the death of Wolverine, and a big, shadowy organization known only as "The Consortium." Plus! A whole new story begins with X-Men Forever #6! As the X-Men attempt to recoup from brutal recent events, they're tested by an unlikely obstacle. Meanwhile, something big has surfaced in South America‹an enemy the battered X-Men will have to face head-on! Plus, a Special 70th Anniversary Frame Variant featuring Dave Cockrum's original Storm design newly inked by Terry Austin!

32 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN: LEGACY #227

Written by Mike Carey, pencils by Dustin Weaver, cover by Terry Dodson.

While San Francisco is still reeling from the onslaught of the Dark Avengers, Rogue struggles to cope with the power and perspective of a God, the young X-student Trance undergoes a terrifying transformation, and X-Men Legacy takes a dramatic new direction.

32 pages, $2.99.

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MAX TITLES

THE DESTROYER #5

Written by Robert Kirkman, penciled by Cory Walker, cover by Jason Pearson.

! Destroyer comes face to face with his most dreaded adversary yet -- death! It's a no-holds-barred winner-take-all fight to remember. The stakes -- high! The prize -- life! Nothing can prepare you for this conclusion.

32 pages, $3.99.

PUNISHER: FRANK CASTLE #73

Written by Victor Gischler, pencils by Gorlan Parlov, cover by Dave Johnson.

"Welcome to the Bayou," part 3. The Geautreauxs are throwing themselves a BBQ and Frank Castle is the guest of honor. On the menu: some succulent college kids who stopped at the wrong convenience store for gas and beer. When the Punisher decided to make their problem his business, he stepped into redneck hell. Now his only hope boils down to the precious cargo in his trunk that just got free and wants a little payback.

32 pages, $3.99.

DOMINIC FORTUNE #1

Written, penciled and cover by Howard Chaykin.

The depression's going strong, so when Dominic Fortune is hired to bodyguard Jock Madison, Vaughn Lorillard and P.T. Oakley, three drunk and disorderly Hollywood stars, he jumps at the chance to pick up what looks like a few easy bucks, and maybe have a few laughs in the bargain. But when the trio of old school hambones and horndogs prove to be a bigger pain than he anticipated -- and he accidentally stumbles across a conspiracy headed by mysterious American businessman Malcolm Upshaw and Delatriz Betancourt, the recklessly sexy granddaughter of Confederates who fled Reconstruction for South America -- Fortune finds himself in hot water...with the fate of the USA at stake.

32 pages, $3.99.



OTHERS

ANITA BLAKE: THE LAUGHING CORPSE - NECROMANCER #5

Written by Laurell K. Hamilton and Jess Booth, pencils by Ron Lim, cover by Harvey Tolibao.

The second chapter of the Anita Blake thriller concludes! Voodoo priestess Dominga Salvador put a curse on professional vampire hunter Anita Blake, making the hunter the hunted. And for the first time since she was attacked by Dominga's monsters, Anita comes face-to-face with the most-feared witch in America. It's a showdown that sets the stage for The Laughing Corpse's final act: Executioner!

32 pages, $3.99.

HALO: HELLJUMPER #2

Written by Peter David, art and cover by Eric Nguyen.

Orbital Drop Shock Troopers from the 105th Division -- more famously known as the "Helljumpers" -- have arrived at a distressed science colony on the planet Ariel...only problem? The place is totally abandoned. As the Helljumpers investigate, trying to figure out what happened to the colonists, it becomes increasingly clear that the colony isn't quite as empty as it seemed... the discovery of a large Covenant military presence raises more questions than it answers. Helljumpers Dutch and Romeo have penetrated farthest into the Covenant-held facility, and when all hell breaks loose, it will be the ultimate test of their fighting prowess -- and their friendship.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE TROJAN WAR #4

Written by Roy Thomas, pencils by Miguel Angel Sepulveda, cover by Dennis Calero.

The Trojans are unsure what to do with the wooden horse left inside their city's walls. Some want to burn it, others to dedicate it to the goddess Athena. Then, the Greek warriors emerge from the horse and sack Troy itself! The triumphant Greek army sails away as a vengeful Athena plans to destroy them on the high seas! Thus is born the legend of the Trojan Horse!

32 pages, $3.99.

PRIDE & PREJUDICE #5

Written by Nancy Butler, penciled by Hugo Petrus, cover by Sonny Liew.

All good things come to an end. In the final issue, find who weds whom, who is left alone, and if Mrs. Bennet can manage to stop screaming for more than three minutes.

32 pages, $3.99.

DARK TOWER: THE FALL OF GILEAD #4

Written by Robin Furth and Peter David, art and cover by Richard Isanove, variant cover by David LaFuente.

As Farson's men fill the Barony, Steven Deschain and his band of twenty gunslingers prepare for the battle that will decide the future of Gilead. Meanwhile, Roland finds his escape from prison in a most surprising visitor. Don't miss Fall of Gilead's most shocking chapter yet!

40 pages, $3.99.

RIFTWAR #4

Written by Bryan J.L. Glass, penciled by Ryan Stegman, cover by Jason Chan.

The siege of Crydee! As the massive Tsurani force descend onto the castle, it is seemingly only a matter of time before the walls that have safeguarded Crydee fall. Each night, the Tsurani unleash their most potent terror upon the Midkemians, and each day, they retreat back into the forest. Only Prince Arutha has the ability to fortify the spirits of his people...but does he have the strength to do it?

32 pages, $3.99.

SCOURGE OF THE GODS -- THE FALL #2

Written by Valerie Mangin, penciled and cover by Aleksa Gajic.

Rome has won the day, the Huns have been massacred and Attila has been defeated at the hands of the Roman girl Flavia Aetia. However, for fear of having to face the Gods that may reside within Flavia and Attila, the Roman emperor has thrown them into the very heart of the sun. But if they are gods, will even this fate destroy them? In this critical moment, Flavia and Attila will discover the truth about their pasts and the manipulations of those who made them gods will be revealed. Only now does the size and scope of the conspiracy to destroy the galactic Roman Empire finally come into focus.

48 pages, $5.99.

THE STAND: AMERICAN NIGHTMARES #5

Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, penciled and variant cover by Mike Perkins, cover by Lee Bermejo.

It's the Fourth of July, the first holiday post-plague, but none of the survivors are celebrating. While Nick Andros hovers between life and death -- and between the influence of Randall Flagg and Mother Abigail--Larry Underwood makes a shocking discovery in his tent... And Stu Redmond's path intersects with Harold and Frannie's, but immediately a conflict (that will have enormous ramifications for all our players) immediately erupts among the three. The second mini-series adapting Stephen King's horror epic ends here, setting stage for Volume Three: "Soul Survivors."

32 pages, $3.99.

CROSSFIRE #1

Written by Jean-Luc Sala, penciled and cover by Pierre-Mony Chan.

A head-on collision between John Woo and John Paul II! On the fringes of the Vatican's religious administration, a powerful Cardinal is overseeing the execution of the Church's most discreet objectives with a force of black-ops specialists and spies. When a mafia godfather puts his best hit man in service of the Vatican to settle an honor debt, he will act as the guardian angel of a beautiful young investigator, but can he keep her out of the crossfire? Ancient secrets threaten to uproot the seat of religious power, and there are people ready to kill to protect it. Can good men fight fire with fire without losing their souls?

48 pages, $5.99.



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