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TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009

MARVEL COMICS FOR AUGUST -- TRADE PAPERBACKS

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA OMNIBUS HC

Written by Ed Brubaker, penciled by Steve Epting, Mike Perkins, Butch Guice, Roberto De La Torre and Luke Ross, cover by Epting.

Leaping from the final pages of Civil War, this is the story that sent shockwaves through the entire Marvel Universe! And the death of Captain America is only the beginning! In the aftermath of the fabled hero's assassination, Agent 13, Bucky Barnes, the Falcon, Black Widow and Iron Man come together again in a desperate attempt to keep his dream alive. But the collapse of Steve Rogers' dream was merely the first step in the wicked machinations of the Red Skull, who is determined to see the death of America follow soon after the death of the Captain. As the Skull's master plan kicks into motion, and chaos begins to take hold of the United States, only one man stands in its way -- but is he up to the task? Freed from the psychosis that transformed him into the relentless mercenary known as the Winter Soldier, Bucky Barnes is called on to live up to the dream in ways he never imagined. Collecting Captain America #25-42.

480 pages, $75.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: DEATHLOK VOL. 1 HC

Written by Rich Buckler, Doug Moench, Bill Mantlo, J.M. DeMatteis, David Anthony Kraft, Marv Wolfman, Ralph Macchio and Mark Gruenwald, penciled by Rich Buckler, Mike Zeck, Sal Buscema, Ron Wilson and John Byrne, cover by Buckler.

The Marvel Masterworks enter Phase Two of the Marvel Age of Comics with the debut of one of comics' most unique heroes -- Deathlok! No longer a man, but a mockery of a man, an amalgam of reanimated flesh and computer circuitry, military strategist Col. Luther Manning has been locked in a state of living death. Stripped of his family, his humanity, but not his will, Manning has become the cyborg, Deathlok the Demolisher -- a weapon of war programmed solely for destruction. A challenging blend of science fiction and psychological war journal, Deathlok set the pace for anti-heroes in the turbulent post-Watergate '70s. Deathlok's feature in Astonishing Tales forged a new path and pushed the moral relevance of Marvel Comics into a bold, and often frightening, new future. Collected for the first time, the complete Deathlok saga, culminating in a cross-time adventure with Captain America. Collecting Astonishing Tales #25-28, 30-36, Marvel Spotlight #33, Marvel Team-Up #46, Marvel Two-In-One #27, 54 and Captain America #286-288

352 pages, $64.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE SUB-MARINER VOL. 3 HC

Written and penciled by Carl Pfeufer, Gustav Schrotter, Al Gabriele and Basil Wolverton, cover by Alex Schomburg.

From the heart of comics' Golden Age, come the adventures of the original anti-hero -- Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner! A brash, proud and quick-tempered figure who bowed before the authority of no man, when the pall of fascism covered the world the Sub-Mariner responded with an unchained fury. Tearing down the Axis powers one battleship at a time, he embodied the fantasy of an America confronted by enemies on two fronts and with ample motivation to smash them both! Backed by the super-hero adventures of The Angel and comedy short-features by the likes of Wolverton, you'll find no other Golden Age hero with the wild, powerful and truly anarchic energy of the Sub-Mariner. Collecting Sub-Mariner Comics #9-12

240 pages, $59.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 1 TPB

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

Dr. Robert Bruce Banner may have the appearance of a mild-mannered scientist, but after being caught in a gamma bomb explosion, he became the unstoppable engine of destruction known as the Incredible Hulk! Hot off the success of the Fantastic Four, Lee and Kirby's atomic update on the Dr. Jekyl/Mr. Hyde tale, mixed the joy of giant monsters with Cold War intrigue and added a heavy dose of psychological drama to create a formula that even decades later has readers clamoring for more. The Marvel Masterworks presents the Hulk's original six-issue solo series in one restored volume. Meet Bruce Banner, Rick Jones, General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross of the U.S. Army and the lovely Betty Ross for the first time. See the Hulk's first appearance as the gray goliath before he turned that familiar shade of green. Watch the Hulk bust knuckles with the far-out Toad Men, the subterranean Tryannus, monstrous Mongu, and the Metal Master. Collecting The Incredible Hulk #1-6

176 pages, $24.99.

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 9 HC

Written by Robert Kirkman and Aron E. Coleite, penciled by Salvador Larroca, Harvey Tolibao, Mark Brooks and Clay Mann, cover by Larrocca.

It's dark times for the X-Men as the evolutionary emperor known as Apocalypse arrives! Will even the X-Men be enough to battle a being who has plotted our death and destruction for ages? Meanwhile, two more monstrous threats -- who look eerily like Stryfe and Onslaught -- rear their ugly heads to ensure the young mutants' downfall! Then, after the devastating battle against Apocalypse, the X-Men encounter a new adversary that seems unstoppable. To fight it, the young mutants must ask themselves: How far are they willing to go, and what are they willing to take to raise their game? The answer will test their bonds and shake the team to its very core. Collecting Ultimate X-Men #89-97.

240 pages, $34.99.

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 6 HC

Written by Mike Carey, penciled by Tyler Kirkham, cover by Billy Tan.

Stories packed with supernatural surprises and all-out action! When the FF help out with the excavation of the Mole Man's underground city, they awaken something that should have been left sleeping! Just who is Agatha Harkness, and what are Salem's Seven? New Ultimate characters! Plus: Someone has the hots for the Human Torch! Also, who are the newest Ultimate X-Men? Does Ultimate Spider-Man have more clones than the regular Spidey? Was Ultimate Thor delusional, or was he really a god? All these questions and more will be answered in the new Ultimate Universe Handbook. Collecting Ultimate Fantastic Four #54-57, Official Handbook of the Ultimate Marvel Universe #1-2 and Ultimate Secrets.

252 pages, $34.99.

DARK AVENGERS VOL. 1: DARK AVENGERS ASSEMBLE PREMIERE HC

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art and cover by Mike Deodato.

The Dark Reign is her! The start of an explosive new era in the Avengers mythos! Who are the Dark Avengers? Who is the Iron Patriot? The answers will shock you! Collecting Dark Avengers #1-6.

152 pages, $24.99

X-MEN: MUTANT MASSACRE HC

Written by Chris Claremont, Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson and Ann Nocenti, penciled by John Romita Jr., Walter Simonson, Bret Blevins, Jackson Guice, Rick Leonardi, Sal Buscema, John Bogdanove, Barry Windsor-Smith anbd Alan Davis, cover by Romita.

The Marauders professional mutant assassins, employed by a mysterious evil, with the job of wiping out the entire Morlock community living beneath the streets of Manhattan. And the only hope of salvation the Morlocks have rests in the hands of the X-Men! But can they stop this deadly onslaught? And what do they stand to lose if it should succeed? Collecting Uncanny X-Men #210-214, X-Factor #9-11, New Mutants #46, Thor #373-374, Power Pack #27 and Daredevil #238.

320 pages, $39.99.

X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR HC

Written by Duane Swierczynski, Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost, penciled by Larry Stroman, Jamie McKelvie, Ariel Olivetti, Clayton Crain, Mike Choi and Sonia Oback, cover by Olivetti.

It's the exciting sequel to 2007's Messiah Complex! The birth of a single mutant child forever changed the landscape of the X-Universe. Some see the baby as the last hope for mutantkind's survival; others see it as the bringer of the Apocalypse...No one knows which side is right because Cyclops handed the newborn over to Cable, believing his son could save both the child and mutantkind. But Cable never came back. Now, months later, Cyclops has found his son hiding in the future...and he's sending in the one team that will do what needs to be done in order to ensure the survival of their species...X-Force. The X-Men event of the decade, "Messiah Complex," reverberates here as the past, present and future converge. Collecting X-Men: The Times And Life Of Lucas Bishop #1-3, Cable #11-15, X-Force #14-16, X-Force/Cable: Messiah War and X-Men: Future History - Messiah War Sourcebook.

360 pages, $39.99

HULK: GREEN HULK/RED HULK HC

Written by Jeph Loeb penciled by Ed McGuinness, Arthur Adams and Frank Cho, cover by McGuinness.

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! Plus, Hulk goes toe-to-toe with Wolverine in "Puny Little Man." Then, when Bruce Banner sets out to find the Red Hulk he doesn't expect his search will lead him to Sin City, Nevada. And imagine his surprise when he arrives to discover the unbridled carnage a pack of Wendigos can unleash! Las Vegas buffets will never be the same! Plus, She-Hulk's Lady Liberators have one goal: Subdue the Red Hulk, and make him pay in the process. All this plus King-Size Hulk! Collecting Hulk #1-9, King-Size Hulk! #1 and the backup story from Wolverine #50.

304 pages, $39.99

ASTONISHING X-MEN: GHOST BOX PREMIERE HC

Written by Warren Ellis, penciled by Simone Bianchi, Alan Davis, Clayton Crain, Kaare Andrews and Adi Granov, cover by Bianchi.

The X-Men are back to business -- with a new look, a new base of operations, and a mystery to solve that will take them into previously uncharted territory and test them to their core. It all starts on a spaceship hovering 300 hundred feet above the twisted wreckage of Chaparanga Beach. Its sole inhabitant: the mysterious Subject X. Five minutes just five minutes is all he needs, all he's asking for. Can the X-Men afford to give it to him? Delve into the real consequences of this mysterious object in Ghost Boxes. Collecting Astonishing X-Men #25-30 and Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes #1-2.

184 pages, $29.99

NEW AVENGERS: THE REUNION PREMIERE HC

Written by Jim McCann, penciled by David Lopez, cover by Jo Chen.

In the wake of Secret Invasion, Mockingbird is alive and has returned to Earth after being held captive by the Skrulls. Ronin, her estranged husband, volunteers to help her adjust to her new life as a member of the New Avengers, but some old wounds run too deep. And what deadly secret did she bring back with her that could tear them, and the world, apart once more? It's high-octane action and intrigue as the Mr. & Mrs. Smith of the Marvel Universe take on one of the biggest threats in the world...and each other! Collecting New Avengers: The Reunion #1-4 and material from Dark Reign: New Nation.

112 pages, $19.99.

SECRET WARRIORS VOL. 1: NICK FURY, AGENT OF NOTHING PREMIERE HC

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

Exploding out of the pages of Secret Invasion and Mighty Avengers!! Nick Fury and his new band of young heroes uncover the darkest secret in the history of the Marvel Universe!! A secret that will crack the internet into tiny little pieces!! A secret that sends the Secret Warriors tumbling into an underworld of rogue S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, super-powered spies, and global criminal organizations. Collecting Secret Warriors #1-6 and material from Dark Reign: New Nation.

168 pages, $19.99

NEW AVENGERS VOL. 11: SEARCH FOR THE SORCERER SUPREME PREMIERE HC

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, penciled by Billy Tan and Chris Bachalo, cover by Tan.

Who is the new Sorcerer Supreme? Doctor Strange has failed as the Master of the Mystic Arts and all the other mystic characters are the heir apparent. Strange comes to the New Avengers for help as the mystic battle royale begins. And how can the Avengers trust Spider-Man if he won't take his mask off? Collecting New Avengers #51-54.

112 pages, $19.99

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE - DISASSEMBLED PREMIERE HC

Written by Dan Slott and Christos N. Gage, penciledby Steve Kurth and Humberto Ramos, cover by Mark Brooks.

The Invasion is over and the Initiative has been rocked to its core. Now that the truth is out, that the program was conceived as part of a Skrull plot, can it survive? Who will leave? Who will stay? And who will lead them? Also: Learn what's become of the real Hank Pym! And when Taskmaster discovers Mutant Zero's true identity, she gets fightin' mad! Collecting Avengers: The Initiative #20-25 and Avengers: The Initiative Featuring Reptil.

184 pages, $24.99

MIGHTY AVENGERS: EARTH'S MIGHTIEST PREMIERE HC

Written by Dan Slott, penciled by Khoi Phan, Rafa Sandoval and Stephen Segovia, cover by Pham.

A new roster! One of the team's most powerful foes! And one of the most popular and requested Avengers returns to the fold! When darkness reigns and chaos falls, there's no room for compromise, no time to run and hide. The world needs Earth's Mightiest Heroes! But after the events of Secret Invasion, is Hank Pym ready to rejoin their ranks? And what is the secret that haunts him, a secret dating back to the earliest days of the original team? Collecting Mighty Avengers #21-26 and the framing sequence from Secret Invasion: Requiem.

152 pages, $19.99

HERCULES: FULL CIRCLE PREMIERE HC

Written, penciled and covers by Bob Layton.

Bob Layton had a vision of the future -- Greek gods, sarcastic robots, transvestite aliens and more -- and it's time to share it! The Prince of Power encounters the Wonder of the World of Wilamean, his own half-human son! Can the man-god who changed the courses of rivers and history steer his son to the path of justice? It'll help that there's a lot of fighting involved! Plus: rare creator interviews, artwork and more! Collecting Marvel Tales #197, Marvel Graphic Novel #37, Marvel Comics Presents #39-41 and material from Marvel Age #4 & #65.

120 pages, $19.99.

SUPREME POWER: HYPERION PREMIERE HC

Written by J. Michael Straczynski, penciled by Dan Jurgens and Staz Johnson, cover by Gary Frank.

Now that the world knows his dark secret, Hyperion suddenly finds himself both alone and hunted. Four new super-powered individuals each based on a character from the original Squadron Supreme -- are after his hide, and they've got the will and means to take him down! Collecting Supreme Power: Hyperion #1-5.

120 pages, $24.99

HULK: GRAY PREMIERE HC

Written by Jeph Loeb, penciled and cover by Tim Sale.

Before the world knew that Bruce Banner is the Hulk. Before Bruce had confessed his love to Betty Ross. Before the Hulk was green... there was Hulk: Gray. Bruce Banner's life was torn apart by the explosion of the Gamma Bomb. From that moment on, he unleashed the strongest creature on Earth The Incredible Hulk. No matter how powerful he became, his heart could still be shattered by Betty Ross, the daughter of his greatest enemy, General "Thunderbolt" Ross. Collecting Hulk: Gray #1-6.

160 pages, $24.99

WOLVERINE ORIGINS: DARK REIGN PREMIERE HC

Written by Daniel Way, penciled by Yanick Paquette and Doug Braithwaite, cover by Braithwaite.

After the stunning revelations of the last volume, Daken now knows that he is merely a pawn and that his hatred of his father, Wolverine, is based upon a lie. Now, Daken and Wolverine -- father and son -- unite to track down the most fearsome being Daken has ever known. But they're not the only ones looking for him... Then, Nick Fury approaches Wolverine with a proposition: tell me what you know about your son and I'll tell you what I know about Romulus. What follows is an exploration of one of the darkest corners of the Marvel Universe, the mysterious program that produced both Daken and his father before him: Weapon X! Collecting Wolverine: Origins #31-36.

144 pages, $19.99

PUNISHER: DARK REIGN PREMIERE HC

Written by Rick Remender, penciled by Jerome Opena, cover by Mike McKone.

One man with one bullet, in the right place, at the right time, can change the world. That's why the Punisher is perched atop a building on the Jersey shore with a high-powered Skrull rifle, his crosshairs trained on a target in Midtown Manhattan. But who is his target -- and why? One thing's for sure: They're anything but helpless. Someone is watching their back. Someone big. Enter: The Sentry! Collecting Punisher #1-5

120 pages, $19.99

SPIDER-MAN: 24/7 PREMIERE HC

Written by Fred Van Lente, Dan Slott and Mark Waid, penciled by Paulo Siqueira, Barry Kitson and Mike McKone, cover by Kitson.

In the aftermath of Spidey's Fantastic Four voyage, his whole world is turned upside down by the new rules of the world. The good news is that after all these years, Spider-Man finally gets the upper hand on J. Jonah Jameson--but it's gonna cost him, particularly with the all-new Vulture winging into town! Then, Peter drops by Aunt May's house for the shock of his life! Set your faces to stun! Plus: Spidey's old nemesis The Spt returns deadlier than ever! Wait. Did we just use "The Spot" and "deadlier" in the same sentence? You better believe it! Also, an adventure from Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four's past is about to have a profound effect on their future...that's if Spidey and the Torch can stop fighting long enough to notice! What's the cosmic-level rift that's dividing two of the Marvel U.'s best friends? Collecting Amazing Spider-Man #589-594 and material from Amazing Spider-Man: Extra #2.

168 pages, $24.99

IMMORTAL IRON FIST VOL. 5: ESCAPE FROM THE EIGHTH CITY PREMIERE HC

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

Iron Fist and the Immortal Weapons are off on another dimension-spanning adventure! Think you know everything there is to know about the Seven Capital Cities of Heaven? Well, maybe you do. But a couple of arcs ago Marvel did tease there being an Eighth city.. Swierczynski and Foreman are taking it there! Collecting Immortal Iron Fist #21-27.

168 pages, $24.99

X-FACTOR: TIME AND A HALF PREMIERE HC

Written by Peter David, penciled by Valentine DeLandro and Marco Santucci, cover by David Yardin.

Witness the most important event in the lives of Jaime Madrox and Siren -- the birth of their baby! What will happen to X-Factor -- and what will be the meaning for mutantkind? All we can guarantee are that the answers are not what you expect -- but that's what makes it X-Factor! Collecting X-Factor #39-45.

168 pages, $24.99

SOLEIL: UNIVERSAL WAR ONE - REVELATIONS PREMIERE HC

Written, pencils and cover by Denis Bajram, adapted by Paul Benjamin.

The Purgatory Squadron's survivors have done the impossible: By traveling through time, they've shut down the impenetrable Wall that cut the solar system in two. In doing so, they've discovered that the rebellious Colonization Industrial Companies have hidden a satellite in Earth's orbit that could destroy the planet just as the CIC eradicated Uranus. But the Purgatory Squadron has a trump card. Now stranded three days in their own past, they just might be able to return to Earth without notice. That gives the team of outcasts and criminals three days to stop a cataclysm that could bring about the first universal war. Collecting Soleil: Universal War One - Revelations #1-3.

144 pages/Mature , $24.99

LORDS OF AVALON: KNIGHT OF DARKNESS HC

Written by SHERRILYN KENYON Adapted by ROBIN FURTH Pencils & Cover by TOMMY OHTSUKA

The world of best-selling author Sherrilyn Kenyon's dark spin on the Arthurian mythos returns in this adaptation of the second book of the Lords of Avalon series! Varian duFey may be the son of evil Adonai sorceress Narishka duFey, but he turned his dark heritage to the side of good, acting as Avalon's most deadly assassin. Though hated and mistrusted by the other knights whose cause he shares, when someone begins killing Grail Knights, Merlin sends her darkest knight on a quest that leads him directly to his mother's door...and to a hag named Merewyn, who is more than she seems. Collecting LORDS OF AVALON: KNIGHT OF DARKNESS 1-6.

144 pages, $19.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 13: ANIMAL ATTACK! DIGEST

Written by MARC SUMERAK, ROGER LANGRIDGE & PAUL BENJAMIN Penciled by SANFORD GREENE, SONNY LIEW & JUAN SANTACRUZ Cover by PATRICK SCHERBERGER

The all-new, all-ages, all-action fun continues! It's wall-to-wall mayhem in the Mighty Marvel Manner with four original tales of everybody's favorite teenage wall-crawler! Featuring the new Sinister Six and Paste Pot Pete! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #49-52.

96 pages/All Ages , $9.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS FINALS GN-TPB

Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by ROGER CRUZ & COLLEEN COOVER Cover by ROGER CRUZ

Youth is fleeting, powers are growing, and the first class of Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters is about to move on to a bigger, scarier world. What does the future hold- and how will it all end? Collecting X-MEN: FIRST CLASS FINALS #1-4 and GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1.

136 pages/Rated A, $14.99

THOR BY J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI VOL. 2 TPB

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Penciled by OLIVIER COIPEL & MARKO DJURDJEVIC Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

In the wake of Ragnarok, and after awakening from the sleep of the gods, Thor has set about restoring Asgard to its former grandeur making it more majestic, more magnificent than ever. He has revived countless fellow Norse gods, from the brave Balder to the voluminous Volstagg to the treacherous Loki. But what of Odin, the All-Father? Where is the lion of Norse legend, the son of Bor, the one who took a godhood of rambunctious rabble-rousers and made of them a pantheon without peer? Why is he yet to be awakened? The answer is a secret known only by the God of Thunder a secret buried deep inside a soul filled with the kind of fear and humiliation only a son can feel in the immense shadow of his father. Though, as Loki's master plan will soon attest, Thor is not the only one with a secret to share. Collecting THOR #7-12; #600

200 pages, $19.99

X-FORCE VOL. 2: OLD GHOSTS TPB

Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST Penciled by MIKE CHOI, SONIA OBACK, ALINA URUSOV & CLAYTON CRAIN Cover by MIKE CHOI

The squad is catapulted into action when the lethal Legacy Virus goes missing, threatening the lives of every mutant on the planet. Wolverine and the young X-23 must attempt to hold the team together as the brutal, damaged histories of Wolfsbane and Archangel threaten to tear everything apart, starting with each other. Meanwhile, clouds are gathering on the horizon, as the mutant-hating cyborg Bastion places many of the X-Men's greatest threats back into positions of power, spewing the same anti-mutant rhetoric for which they were once known. To protect the future of mutantkind, the members of X-Force must deal with all of their old ghosts. Collecting X-FORCE #7-11.

120 pages, $14.99

CABLE VOL. 2: WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD TPB

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI Penciled by ARIEL OLIVETTI, MICHEL LACOMBE & KEN LASHLEY Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI

The mysterious mutant known as Cable has been many things in life: mercenary, freedom fighter, X-Man. But is he prepared for his new role as surrogate father to mutantkind's future Messiah? After leaping into the future with the child, Cable sought refuge from the traitorous X-Man Lucas Bishop in the hidden city of New Liberty. Assuming the identity of a peaceful farmer, he fell in love with a woman named Hope; they raised the child in peace for four years. But now, an army claiming to be the remnants of a ravaged American government has rounded up the citizens of New Liberty. Cable is the only person capable of fighting back, but he can't reveal his true identity for the sake of the child's safety. Is this the end of New Liberty and Cable's idyllic peace? Collecting CABLE #6-10 and KING-SIZED CABLE.

176 pages, $14.99

UNCANNY X-MEN: SISTERHOOD TPB

Written by MATT FRACTION Penciled by GREG LAND & YANICK PAQUETTE Cover by GREG LAND The X-Men get up to the delicate art of living as the Sisterhood plan their imminent demise. The Science Team gets to work, trying very hard not to kill one another first. Simon Trask gains traction in the California state legislature, muscling PROPOSITION X to an emergency ballot vote. If it passes, mutants past and present, powered and otherwise, won't be allowed to breed...all this and a friend returns as a foe and ready for murder. Oh, things are getting ugly. Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN #508-512.

136 pages, $14.99

EXILES ULTIMATE COLLECTION BOOK 2 TPB

Written by JUDD WINICK & CHUCK AUSTEN Penciled by JIM CALAFIORE, KEV WALKER, CLAYTON HENRY, SKOTTIE YOUNG, TOM MANDRAKE & MIZUKI SAKAKIBARA Cover by MIKE MCKONE

Six strangers, each an X-Man from a different reality brought together to ensure that life as we know it doesn't cease to exist! They have become unhinged from time. They are heroes from different realities whose own timelines have become compromised. The lives they once knew are gone. To return to their worlds, they must travel together from one alternate universe to another, each time completing a mission to set right what went wrong. They have found love, experienced danger and formed friendships. Their lives are unpredictable. No one can say where their next mission will take them. They are the Exiles, and this is their fate. Now, relive their quest to fix the kinks in the chains of reality, collected across six titanic trade paperbacks! Collecting EXILES #20-37 and X-MEN UNLIMITED #41.

448 pages, $34.99.

ULTIMATE X-MEN ULTIMATE COLLECTION BOOK 3 TPB

Written by MARK MILLAR Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO, BEN LAI, RAY LAI, DAVID FINCH & ADAM KUBERT All New Cover by TBD

The Ultimates vs. the Ultimate X-Men: the battle begins. When the X-Men do the worst thing they could to humanity, the government orders Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the rest of the Ultimates to bring them down. A small but lethal army, the Ultimates were created to face these and other newly risen threats to mankind. But the X-Men's founder, Professor X, hasn't been training his students for nothing and the young mutants just might take out the Ultimates first. Next, with the X-Men still licking their wounds from their battle with the Ultimates, can Professor Xavier's mutant team possibly survive the return of their most powerful foe? Witness the return of Magneto! Collecting ULTIMATE WAR #1-4 and ULTIMATE X-MEN #26-33.

312 pages, $29.99

GHOST RIDER: THE LAST STAND TPB

Written by Jason Aaron, penciled by Tan Eng Huat, cover by Marc Silvestri.

Yes, the rumors are true... Danny Ketch is back! But whose side is the former Ghost Rider on, and what familiar faces has he brought with him to the party? And who just got shot in the head with a hellfire shotgun? Collecting Ghost Rider #26-32.

168 pages, $16.99.

ETERNALS: MANIFEST DESTINY TPB

Written by Charles Knauf, Daniel Knauf and Fred Van Lente, penciled by Eric Nguyen and Pascal Alixe, cover by Nguyen.

Ikaris makes a huge move as the next saga in our cosmic adventure begins! As the drastically approaching Horde legion moves ever closer to Earth, Druig and Ikaris' ageless hatred towards one another finally explodes! Pacts are broken, alliances are shaped, lines are drawn, and Eternal blood will flow on the Marvel landscape! Don't miss it, dear reader, as the goldern-haired Eternal breaks from the pact to become a star! Guest-starring the X-Men! Plus: when the Eternals are dispatched to investigate strange goings on in Madripoor, they arrive to discover a threat to all of humanity that could render the Horde's impending arrival of no consequence! Collecting Eternals #7-9 and Eternals Annual #1.

104 pages, $12.99

SQUADRON SUPREME: BRIGHT SHINING LIES TPB

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

America -- devastated in a war of superhumans, abandoned by her greatest heroes...and rebuilt by Nick Fury. After last volume's shocking ending, the master manipulator will face a few old friends -- friends who have some interesting ideas about the world of tomorrow. But does Fury have a place in it? Collecting Squadron Supreme (2008) #7-12.

144 pages, $14.99

HEROES RETURN TPB

Written by Peter David, Chris Claremont, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly and Fabian Nicieza, penciled by Salvador Larroca, Mike Mckone, Michael Ryan, Charlie Adlard, Matt Haley and Mark Bagley, cover by Larroca.

When Onslaught threatened his family and friends, Franklin Richards created a world where they could be reborn! Now, it's time to return to the real Earth, but must Franklin's Counter-Earth die in the process? Doctor Doom saves the new world so he can rule it -- and where there are villains, new heroes must rise to face them. But which are which? Starring the FF, the Avengers, every hero on Counter-Earth and more! Also featuring its next wave of heroes, the Young Allies and the Remnants! Collecting Heroes Reborn: The Return #1-4; Heroes Reborn: Doomsday, Ashema, Masters of Evil, Rebel, Remnants, Young Allies and Doom.

288 pages, $29.99

WOLVERINE: FLIES TO A SPIDER TPB

Written by Mike Benson, Joseph L. Clark, Gregg Hurwitz, Victor Gishler, William Harms and Jonathan Maberry, penciled by Roland Boschi, Das Pastoras, Jerome Opena and Tomm Coker, cover by Simone Bianchi.

Collecting five tales of all-out Wolverine action! First, you've heard the story before: A beautiful woman picks up a guy in a bar. They have a couple drinks, show each other a good time. And when he wakes up the next morning, the guy finds himself in a bathtub full of ice, with two fewer kidneys than he had the night before. Well, Wolverine's heard this story too and he ain't too thrilled by it. Then, someone or something is laying down roadtraps for passing motorists. Is it the work of a serial killer? Or is the entire town in on the crime? The only way for Logan to know for sure is to offer himself as bait. Next, see Wolverine at his fiercest as he meets the Road Dawgs, the meanest, nastiest, most jacked-up bike gang you could ever encounter. Plus, Wolverine heads to Vegas. In a place where anyone will wager on anything, it's no wonder that Logan finds himself in a game of Russian Roulette surrounded by rowdy Russian mobsters. Finally, in "The Anniversary," it's terror at thirty-thousand feet! As Logan heads to Japan for the anniversary of Mariko's death, his 747 is suddenly seized by a group of terrorists who plan on blowing up the craft over downtown Honolulu! Collecting Wolverine: Chop Shop, Wolverine: Switchback, Wolverine Holiday Special: Flies To A Spider, Wolverine Revolver and Wolverine: The Anniversary.

144 pages, $16.99

WOLVERINE FIRST CLASS: NINJAS, GODS AND DIVAS TPB

Written by Peter David, penciled by Ronan Cliquet, Scott Koblish and Gurihiru, cover by Dennis Calero.

Kitty Pryde usually likes museums, but wouldn't you know it...the art gallery that Wolverine's taken her to is run by the evil Hand, which means that Daredevil and Elektra can't be too far away from the action. Then, Kitty Pryde's got a crush, and she's depending on Wolvie to help her get the hook-up. But what can she really expect him to do when that crush is Thor? Also, find out what happens when you cross an enraged feral fighting machine with a shiny roller-skating diva. Plus: Wolverine and the Power kids go on a special Halloween night adventure! Collecting Wolverine: First Class #13-16 and X-Men and Power Pack #1.

120 pages, $12.99.

MARVEL BROMANCE TPB

Written by J.M. DeMatteis, Stan Lee, Roger Stern, Mary Jo Duffy, Chris Claremont, Len Wein, Fabian Nicieza, Bob Layton, David Michelinie, Christopher Priest and Barry Windsor-Smith, penciled by Kerry Gammill, Gene Colan, Mark Bagley, John Bolton, John Buscema, Patrick Zircher, Mark Bright, Sal Velluto, Jack Kirby and Barry Windsor-Smith.

Marvel's greatest buddies take the spotlight in this one-of-a-kind collection, as Cable and Deadpool swap stories, Wonder Man and the Beast share a plane ride, Spidey and the Human Torch battle back-to-back, Wolverine makes a bet with Nightcrawler, Black Panther and Everett Ross lay their feelings on the line...and the Warriors Three set sail for fun! Plus: Captain America and the Falcon, Iron Man and Jim Rhodes, and more! Collecting Marvel Team-Up #121, Captain America #126, Avengers Two: Wonder Man & The Beast #1, Power Man and Iron Fist #79, Classic X-Men #4, Marvel Spotlight #30, Cable & Deadpool #19, Iron Man #216, Black Panther #25, Tales Of Suspense #78 and Marvel Fanfare #15.

224 pages, $24.99.

RUNAWAYS: PRIDE & JOY TPB

Written by Brian K. Vaughan, penciled and cover by Adrian Alphona.

At some point in their lives, all young people believe their parents are evil...but what if they really are? Meet Alex, Karolina, Gert, Chase, Molly and Nico -- whose lives are about to take an unexpected turn. When these six young friends discover their parents are all secretly super-powered villains, the shocked teens find strength in one another. Together, they run away from home and straight into the adventure of their lives -- vowing to turn the tables on their evil legacy. Collecting Runaways #1-6.

144 pages, $14.99

SPIDER-MAN/MARY JANE: ...YOU JUST HIT THE JACKPOT TPB

Written by Stan Lee, Kurt Busiek, Tom DeFalco, Louise Simonson, David Michelinie, Gerry Conway and J. Michael Straczynski, penciled by John Romita, Pat Olliffe, Ron Frenz, Mary Wilshire, John Romita Jr., Alex Saviuk and Todd McFarlane, cover by John Romita.

Fans know her as Spider-Man's girlfriend, wife and confidante -- but Mary Jane Watson won't stand in anyone's shadow! This red-headed knockout has plenty of her own stories to tell! Learn about MJ's tragic upbringing; and witness her reconcile with her family by making the hardest decisions she ever made, stand up to an obsessed stalker and fight for her life against a madman who thinks she's Spider-Man! Plus: When did she learn Spider-Man's secret identity? What did they do on their first date? And how tightly do her and Peter's lives entwine? Get the full scoop here, Tiger! Collecting Amazing Spider-man (1963) #43, #259, #291-292, #309 and Annual #19; Untold Tales of Spider-Man #16; the Amazing Spider-Man: Parallel Lives Graphic Novel; and Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #50.

272 pages, $24.99

PUNISHER: FRANK CASTLE MAX - SIX HOURS TO KILL TPB

Written by Duane Swierczynski, art and cover by Michel Lacombe.

The Punisher always knew he'd die on the job. But he didn't know he'd have an expiration date. After busting up a slave ring in downtown Philadelphia, Frank Castle has been tricked, trapped, gassed, strapped to a table and injected with a serum that will turn him into a 220-pound corpse by dawn -- six hours from now. The people who grabbed him want him to do a simple little job and then they'll give him the antidote -- simple, right? Guess again. The Punisher is nobody's errand boy. There's only one thing he wants to do before he dies: Take as many bastards as he can with him. Plus: there's nothing like fishing with friends, especially when you're about to launch the biggest criminal deal of your careers. On the high seas, life is sweet. That is, until your engine explodes. And your boat sinks. And there's no food or water. And the puking starts. And the backstabbing begins. And the only life preserver is in the hands of a man who wears a black shirt with a skull on it! Collecting Punisher: Frank Castle Max #66-70 and Punisher: Force of Nature.

144 pages/Explicit Content , $16.99

PUNISHER: WAR ZONE TPB

Written by Garth Ennis, art and cover by Steve Dillon.

She's back and she wants payback. Ma Gnucci. Eighty-five pounds of hairless, armless, legless, supposed-to-be-dead evil. And that's not the end of Frank Castle's problems! It would appear that someone else Frank put six feet under is alive and kicking -- and wants dibs on the Punisher. Enter: Elite. The seminal creative team of Ennis and Dillon reunites for a special sequel to their story arc, "Welcome Back, Frank," the latest offering from the Marvel Knights line! Collecting Punisher: War Zone #1-6. .

144 pages, $19.99

NYX: NO WAY HOME TPB

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

Kiden Nixon is a survivor. She survived the murder of her police officer father, the discovery of her latent mutant powers, even a stint living homeless on the mean streets of New York City. And at 16, she has finally managed to settle into a happy life. But she discovers the home she built herself is a house of cards when she returns to her apartment to find the place trashed, the walls covered with blood and her mentor Cameron Palmer missing. Fearing for their lives, Kiden flees with her roommates: Bobby Soul, an ex-gangster with the ability to inhabit people's minds; Tatiana, a runaway with unusual transformative abilities; and the autistic Lil' Bro. Kiden is desperate to rescue Cameron -- but when it becomes clear she's being framed for the disappearance, she finds herself in the crosshairs of the police and S.H.I.E.L.D. Now, Kiden is back to where she started: on the streets and on the run. Collecting NYX: No Way Home #1-6.

184 pages, $19.99.

ESSENTIAL MARVEL TEAM-UP VOL. 3 TPB

Written by Gerry Conway, Bill Mantlo, Chris Claremont, Bill Kunkel, Gary Friedrich, Bonnie Wilford, Ralph Macchio and John Warner, art by Sal Buscema, Mike Esposito, Dave Hunt, John Byrne, Pablo Marcos, Dave Cockrum, David Wenzel, Jim Mooney, Kerry Gammill, Don Perlin, Howard Chaykin, J. Aclin, Juan Ortiz, Jose Ortiz, Mike Vosburg, Alan Kupperberg and Jack Abel, cover by Byrne.

The Man-Thing's Swamp, Murderworld and the Moon are only a few battlefields on Spider-Man's agenda when he teams up with X-Men old and new, the entire original Avengers lineup and more! Daredevil and the Black Widow! Power Man and Iron Fist! Captain America and the Falcon! Captain Britain, Doctor Strange and Ms. Marvel! Opposed by such enemies as the Owl, the Super-Skrull, and more miscreants who remain deadly to this day! Plus: Spider-favorites Electro and Kraven the Hunter and the first appearance of X-adversary extraordinaire Arcade! Collecting Marvel Team-Up #52-73, #75 and Annual #1

480 pages, $19.99.




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