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TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009

MARVEL COMICS FOR OCTOBER -- TRADE PAPERBACKS

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 4 HC

Written by Roy Thomas, Gardner Fox, Stan Lee, Barry Windsor-Smith and Archie Goodwin Penciled By Gene Colan, Barry Windsor-Smith, Frank Brunner, P. Craig Russell, Jim Starlin, Sam Kweskin, Marie Severin, Herb Trimpe and Don Heck, cover by Barry Windsor-Smith.

The Master of the Mystic Arts, Dr. Stephen Strange once again descends into to the eldritch depths of adventure in this amazing collection of Marvel Masterworks! Kicked off by Roy Thomas and the incomparable art team of Gene Colan and Tom Palmer, the good doctor battles his greatest adversary, the towering cosmic presence of Eternity. Although his solo series ends, Dr. Strange's saga against the Undying Ones continues as he teams-up with Sub-Mariner and the Incredible Hulk in a storyline that lays the seeds for the dynamic Defenders! Then, Stan Lee and Barry Windsor-Smith raise the Sorcerer Supreme to new heights of otherworldly glory in the all-time classic Marvel Premiere series. Guided by Golden Age great Gardner Fox and a host of up-and-coming art talents from Frank Brunner to P. Craig Russell, Dr. Strange runs a gauntlet of Lovecraftian horrors from the depths of the ocean to the monoliths of Stonehenge in pursuit of Shuma-Gorath. Collecting Doctor Strange #180-183, Sub-Mariner #22, Incredible Hulk #126, Marvel Feature #1 and Marvel Premiere #3-8

280 pages, $54.99

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA JUNGLE ADVENTURE VOL. 1 HC

Written by Don Rico and varoius, penciled by Werner Roth, Jim Mooney, John Buscema, George Tuska, Syd Shores and Jimmy Infantino, cover by Carl Burgos.

Beginning the complete collection of Atlas' action-packed 1950s jungle adventure comics, the Marvel Masterworks venture into the oh, so attractive heart of darkness to meet Lorna, the Jungle Queen! Her jungle-faring father mauled by a lion, the seventeen-year-old Lorna embraces her unexpected new home -- becoming a fierce and stunning girl of the wild and the last word in jungle justice! Trained in the ways of the African wilderness by her mentor, M'Tuba, Lorna is joined by her ever-helpful monkey companion, Mikki, and the bold, two-fisted hunter, Greg Knight. From the murky Black Swamp to the Dead Lake, the pre-Code adventures of Lorna and her cast of characters find them pitted against vicious headhunters, voodoo priestesses, killer cavemen from the Lost City, and Agu the Giant -- a gorilla that could give King Kong a run for his money! You'll also enjoy the tale of two Lornas and stalk creatures both strange and fierce as Lorna uncovers all the mysteries of the jungle. With lush artwork by Werner Roth at his career best, forget it, this is a jungle adventure from which there's no coming back. Get ready to go wild with Atlas Era Jungle Adventures Masterworks! Collecting Lorna, The Jungle Queen #1-5 & Lorna, The Jungle Girl #6-9

248 pages, $59.99

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 3 TPB

Written by Stan Lee, penciled by Steve Ditko, covers by Ditko and Dean White.

Teenage outcast and king of the wallflowers, Peter Parker, may have the most amazing powers in the super-hero biz, but good luck coming up with more downsides than this cat. Not only does his boss, J. Jonah Jameson consider him Public Enemy #1, he's sending not just one, but two villains after him -- Mac Gargan, the Scorpion, and the vicious Spider-Slayer. And to add insult to injury, the Human Torch one-ups him against the Beetle and the Circus of Crime offers a whole host of reasons to hate peanuts. After that anybody'd need therapy, so Spidey hits the couch, and the couch hits right back with a mysterious foe that's going to give Parker's complexes complexes! To make matters worse, the Green Goblin teams up with the Crime-Master, Aunt May finds a certain red and blue costume, and the Molten Man makes high school graduation a day to remember in Forest Hills, Queens. Top that off with a classic team-up between Lee and Ditko's greatest creations, Spidey and Dr. Strange! Collecting The Amazing Spider-Man #20-30 and Annual #2.

272 pages, $24.99

WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN HC

Written by Mark Millar, penciled by Steve McNiven, covers by McNiven and Michael Turner.

Nobody knows what happened on the night the heroes fell. All we know is that they disappeared and evil triumphed and the bad guys have been calling the shots ever since. What happened to Wolverine is the biggest mystery of all. For 50 years, no one has heard hide nor hair from him...and in his place stands an old man called Logan. A man concerned only about his family. A man pushed to the brink by the Hulk Gang. A man forced to help an old friend -- the blind archer, Hawkeye -- to drive three thousand miles to secure his family's safety. Get ready for the ride of your life, Logan. Collecting Wolverine #66-72 and Wolverine Giant-Size Old Man Logan.

208 pages, $34.99.

MARVEL ZOMBIES 4 HC

Written by Fred Van Lente, penciled by Kev Walker, cover by Arthur Suydam.

The creative team behind Marvel Zombies 3 returns...with another adventure that takes place in the Marvel U! The vampire. The witch. The werewolf. The muck-monster. The devil. They're nobody's idea of heroes, but they're all that stands between our world and an unstoppable apocalypse! They're the new Midnight Sons, and their quest to track down the undead who escaped from A.R.M.O.R. will lead them around the globe -- and right to a cruise ship overrun with undead undersea-dwelling cannibals! Can this monstrous team stop the "red tide" before it unleashes untold horror upon the mainland? Not if the Merc With Only a Mouth has anything to say about it! Yes, writer Fred Van Lente and artist Kev Walker are back again, unleashing the flesh-eaters for another roller coaster ride of gore, action, gore, thrills, gore and gore! Collecting Marvel Zombies 4 #1-4.

112 pages, $19.99.

TIMESTORM 2009/2099 HC

Written by Brian Reed, penciled by Eric Battle and Wesley Craig, cover by Paul Renaud.

2009...meets 2099? Future history has been shattered by events in the present! If you think you know the heroes and villains from Marvel's dark future, it's time to think again! Get ready for the re-imagined 2099 versions of Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, the X-Men and more! Collecting Timestorm 2009/2099 #1-4, Timestorm 2009/2099: X-Men and Timestorm 2009/2099: Spider-Man.

144 pages, $24.99.

X-MEN: ASGARDIAN WARS HC

Written by Chris Claremont, penciled by Paul Smith and Arthur Adams, cover by Adams.

Otherworldly wonder at the top of one world and the heart of another! In the Arctic Circle, the X-Men and Alpha Flight find a power that could save the world at the cost of destroying...what? But cost is no object when the power is revealed as a gift from Loki, who doesn't like it when his gifts are returned! When the God of Lies loses his own prize, he decides one bad turn deserves another and sets his magic against the X-Men, only for the New Mutants to take the fall...and rise to Asgard! The X-Men ride to the rescue, but can even the mightiest mutants survive the multiple magics of myth? Collecting X-Men And Alpha Flight #1-2, New Mutants Special Edition and X-Men Annual #9.

232 pages, $34.99.

ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION HC

Written by Laurell K. Hamilton and Jessica Ruffner, penciled by Brett Booth and Ron Lim, cover by Booth.

. Hamilton offers readers a brand-new experience in the world of Anita Blake! Fusing mythology, werewolves and vampires with a story loaded with mystery, action and romance, the Anita Blake novels take place in a world where vampires, werewolves and other creatures of nightmare have been declared legal citizens of the United States. Anita Blake is an "animator" -- a profession that involves raising the dead for a living. She is also known as a fearsome hunter of criminal vampires, and she moonlights by investigating cases that are far too much for "conventional" police. But as Anita gains the attention of the vampire masters in her hometown of St. Louis, she also risks revealing an intriguing secret about herself -- the source of her unusual strength and power. Collecting Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures #1-12.

320 pages, $34.99.

LOCKJAW AND THE PET AVENGERS HC

Written by Chris Eliopoulos, penciled by Ig Guara, cover by Karl Kerschl.

And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest heroes were unaware of a threat greater than all of them could handle. And on that day, a teleporting puppy scoured the world to assemble a team of animals to fight the foes no single beast could withstand! Strap on your collar and hop on-board the adventures of Lockjaw, Lockheed, Redwing, Hairball and an all-new Frog Thor! Collecting Lockjaw And The Pet Avengers #1-4, Tales of the Pet Avengers digital comic and the Marvel Pets Handbook.

176 pages, $24.99

SPIDER-MAN: AMERICAN SON PREMIERE HC

Written by Joe Kelly, penciled by Phil Jimenez, Paulo Siqueira, Marco Checchetto and Dale Eaglesham, cover by Jimenz.

Following immediately on the heels of "24/7", Spider-Man's world has become more messed-up and stressful than ever and the fact that his biggest enemy, is in charge of the world...and the Avengers...is only the icing on a really dangerous cake. Now faced with hard choices about family and friendship, Spider-Man knows exactly what he has to do to save the world...it's time to take down Norman Osborn. Collecting Amazing Spider-Man #595-599 and material from Amazing Spider-Man Extra! #3.

136 pages, $19.99.

MARVEL 1602: NEW WORLD/FANTASTICK FOUR PREMIERE HC

Written by Greg Pak and Peter David, penciled by Greg Tocchini and Pascal Alixe, cover by Leinil Francis Yu.

America, the New World! When Captain America was thrust back in time, it changed reality as we know it. Dinosaurs still roam the earth, and the Marvel super heroes we know came to exist 500 years early. Witness David Bruce Banner and Peter Parquagh become the Hulk and Spider-Man! Then in Fantastick Four, Doom returns! The Four from the Fantastik's greatest enemy has an insidious plan that takes them to the ends of the Earth! Peter David takes the reins with superstar artist-to-be Pascal Alixe for the spin-off from Neil Gaiman's 1602. What does Doom want? Why doesn't Invisible Woman want to fight him? And what does Shakespeare have to do with it? Collecting Marvel 1602: New World #1-5 and Marvel 1602: Fantastick Four #1-5.

240 pages, $24.99.

ULTIMATE WOLVERINE VS. HULK PREMIERE HC

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

Damon Lindelof, co-creator of the hit TV series Lost teams with superstar artist Leinil Francis Yu to bring their storytelling magic to a tale that will rock the Ultimate Universe! Dr. Bruce Banner has been presumed dead since his execution, following his murderous rampage through Manhattan as the Hulk. But when reports start cropping up of an unidentified creature appearing around the globe, Nick Fury begins to get worried. Not because Banner can turn from man to unstoppable monster in seconds...but because Banner's existence is the one secret that can bring down Fury. Fury turns to the only man he can trust: Wolverine. And he's only too glad to take care of Banner -- by any means necessary. Collecting Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk #1-6.

144 pages, $24.99

WOLVERINE NOIR PREMIERE HC

Written by Stuart Moore, penciled by C.P. Smith, cover by Dennis Calero.

The Bowery, 1937. Jim Logan, the fiercest knife expert in New York, runs a seedy detective agency called "Logan & Logan"...along with his useless, halfwit brother, Dog. They're the best they are at what they do. But when a swanky dame named Mariko Yashida struts into the office, she opens up a world of hurt for Logan, forcing him to revisit his painful, bloody past. Collecting Wolverine Noir #1-4.

120 pages, $19.99.

DARK WOLVERINE VOL. 1: THE PRINCE PREMIERE HC

Written by Daniel Way and Marjorie Liu, penciled by Tommy Lee Edwards and Giuseppi Cammoncoli, cover by Leinil Francis Yu.

Wolverine's son, Daken, has finally emerged from the shadows, stepping out onto the main stage of the Marvel Universe. As one of Norman Osborn's Avengers, he has power, access, and an identity that he hates--his father's. This new Wolverine doesn't know how long this will last, but one thing's for sure: He's going to have some fun while it does. Volume also includes "One Percenter," the two-part prelude to Dark Wolverine by Daniel Way and Tommy Lee Edwards. Collecting Dark Wolverine #75-77 and the backup stories from Wolverine #73-74.

120 pages, $24.99.

HULK VOL. 3: HULK NO MORE PREMIERE HC

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

There was a time when the world's mightiest heroes got together to fight foes too great for them to handle all by themselves. No! Not the Avengers! The other guys: Hulk! Namor! Silver Surfer! Doc Strange! The original Defenders are back! But what terrible threat could bring them together again? How about The Offenders! Rulk! Tiger Shark! Terrax! Baron Mordo! This volume also includes the 600th-issue celebration guest starring Spider-Man! Collecting Hulk #10-13 and Incredible Hulk #600.

128 pages, $19.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: ROAD TO REBORN PREMIERE HC

Written by Ed Brubaker, penciled by Luke Ross, cover by Alex Ross.

Where were you when Captain America died? It's the anniversary of the day Steve Rogers was killed, a day of reflection and mourning in the Marvel U...a time to look back on the things Steve did and what he stood for... or is this actually the beginning of the most wicked plot twist since issue 25? Yeah, actually it's both. Plus, Sharon Carter's dreams are forcing her to relive the death of Steve Rogers -- and her time under the control of Dr. Faustus. But will these dreams also reveal hidden secrets about what she saw and did on the day Steve died? Also, Bucky Barnes is the new Captain America now...but today he's trapped in the past, because today is Bucky Barnes' birthday. See Bucky's favorite and least favorite birthdays - from the cold winters of the Depression on military bases, to the front lines of WW2, to his new mission as Cap. Plus, a double-sized story by the legendary Gene Colan about Cap and Bucky's days in WWII. Collecting Captain America #49-50 and #600-601.

176 pages, $24.99.

SPIDER-MAN: THE SHORT HALLOWEEN PREMIERE HC

Written by Bill Hader, Seth Myers, J.M. DeMatteis, Tom DeFalco, Abby Denson, Paul Tobin, Marc Sumerak & Brian Reed, penciled by Kevin Maguire, Val Semeiks, Todd Nauck, Colleen Coover, Mark Robinson, Tim Levins and Adam DeKrakerm, cover by Barry Kitson.

Two stars of Saturday Night Live make their Marvel debut with an all-new story set right on the bustling, hot dog juice covered streets of New York City. Halloween is coming early this year as Spidey is knocked out during the Greenwich Village costume parade and an intoxicated reveler in a Spidey costume takes his place! Then, spinning out of the revelations surrounding the return of Harry Osborn, we have a tale that sheds more light on Harry and Peter's longtime friendship. And, over in the Amazing Spider Ma'am, it's the moment you've been waiting for as Aunt May comes face-to-face with her arch nemesis! Plus, Peter Parker gets trapped in a life-and-death situation with a child who needs his help! Then watch as Spidey teams up with brand new foe Screwball in a race against the clock to rescue a young child, and in the Private Life Of Peter Parker, new pal Carlie Cooper shows Pete how a real cop solves crimes. All this plus a special appearance from Swiney Girl -- Daughter of Peter-Porker, The Spectacular Spider-Ham! Collecting Amazing Spider-Man Family #4-6 and Spider-Man: The Short Halloween.

136 pages, $19.99.

THING: PROJECT PEGASUS PREMIERE HC

Written by Ralph Macchio, John Byrne and Mark Gruenwald, penciled by Sal Buscema, John Byrne and George Perez, covers by Byrne and Perez.

Project: Pegasus hires the Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed One as a security chief, but what's the point if the place is already filled with super-villains in the first place? Featuring Hercules and Thundra, Deathlok and Dr. Strange, Captains America and Marvel, Man-Thing and...Classic Thing? Plus: action in Olympus and the Nexus, Hollywood and Yancy Street! New identities for three super heroes! All this and Super Hero Poker Night! What a deal! Collecting Marvel Two-in-One #42-43 & 53-58.

160 pages, $24.99.

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS VOL. 10: INVASION DIGEST

Written by Paul Tobin, penciled by Matteo Lolli, David Baldeon, Jacopo Camagni and Denis Medri, cover by Casey Jones.

Facing the foes no single super hero could withstand! When global threats surface, they must contend with the combined might of: Captain America! Storm! Iron Man! The Hulk! Giant-Girl! Wolverine! Spider-Man! It's all-ages action in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Featuring the Thing, Puppet Master, the Mandarin and the Rhino! Collecting Marvel Adventures The Avengers #36-39.

96 pages, $9.99.

RUNAWAYS VOL. 9: DEAD WRONG DIGEST

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, $9.99.

UNCANNY X-MEN: MANIFEST DESTINY TPB

Written by Mike Carey, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, C.B. Cebulski, Marc Guggenheim, Chris Yost and Kieron Gillen, penciled by Greg Land, Greg Land, Terry Dodson, David Yardin, Daniel Panosian, Paco Diaz, Yanick Paquette, Humberto Ramos, Andre Coelho and Sara Pichelli, cover by Alex Ross.

Go west, young mutants! Following the events of Messiah CompleX, the X-Men are heading west, founding a new home for themselves, and all mutants, in a place known for its tolerance: San Francisco, California. Shortly after their arrival, however, the X-Men finds themselves tangling with Magneto and fighting down the robotic, mutant-killing Sentinels. And as if that wasn't enough, Pixie, one of the youngest members of the team, learns just how dangerous bigotry is when she's confronted by the all-new Hellfire Cult. Collecting Uncanny X-Men #500-503, X-Men Free Comic Book Day #1 And Manifest Destiny: Dazzler, Karma, Mercury/X-23, Colossus, Emma Frost, Graymalkin & Juggernaut.

208 pages, $24.99.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN VOL. 2: WORLD'S MOST WANTED BOOK 1 TPB

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

The manhunt is on! As director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Tony Stark had sole possession of a database that contained the secret identities of every registered hero in the country. But now, S.H.I.E.L.D. is no more. A casualty in the aftermath of the Skrull's Secret Invasion, the international peacekeeping organization has been replaced by the Dark Reign of Norman Osborn and his newly conceived H.A.M.M.E.R. -- a less kind, decidedly less gentle remaking of the legendary security force founded by Nick Fury. Osborn now has all the power he ever wanted minus the most important ingredient, the registration database, which is stored in the only place Stark could guarantee its safe keeping -- inside his Extremis-enhanced brain. With Tony Stark in disgrace and on the run, the orders have come down from the highest level to every mercenary, mobster and Osborn minion: "Bring me the head of Tony Stark!" Collecting Invincible Iron Man #8-13.

152 pages, $14.99.

DARK REIGN: FANTASTIC FOUR TPB

Written by Jonathan Hickman, penciled by Sean Chen, cover by Simone Bianchi.

Dark Reign strikes Marvel's first family -- in an explosive way! Prepared to be blown away as: HAMMER agents attack the Baxter Building. Reed changes everything. The Human Torch suffers a horrible loss and Franklin and Val go shopping. There's Time travel, Alternate realities, Celestials, Eternals, Deviants and Doombots... and more important than all of that, we find out the answer to the question: What is the Bridge? Collecting Dark Reign: Fantastic Four #1-5.

120 pages, $16.99.

NEW AVENGERS VOL. 10: POWER TPB

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, penciled by Billy Tan and Alex Maleev, cover by Tan.

Ring in the Dark Reign! Luke Cage's baby girl is missing, the kidnapping victim of a Skrull on the loose, and the former Power Man will do anything -- anything -- it takes to find her! The Avengers team up with the Fantastic Four in a fast-paced, tension-filled thriller with a wild final-page twist! Then, it's a double-sized, all-out, hero-vs.-villain, 50th-issue extravaganza you won't want to miss! The New Avengers get their game face on to take down Norman Osborn's Dark Avengers -- but the former Green Goblin has a chilling surprise up his sleeve! And in Secret Invasion: Dark Reign, the first move in Osborn's harrowing career as America's top cop is made in a way that will definitely surprise! Collecting New Avengers #48-50 and Secret Invasion: Dark Reign.

120 pages, $15.99.

DAREDEVIL: RETURN OF THE KING TPB

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

Nearly two years ago, the Kingpin left America to try to build a new life and find a new purpose for himself. Is that new life now coming to the attention of old enemies? And how does this connect to Matt Murdock and his troubles in New York with Lady Bullseye? Collecting Daredevil #116-119 and #500.

152 pages, $17.99.

RUNAWAYS: ROCK ZOMBIES TPB

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

Things get ugly in a city of beautiful people. A group of kids -- including a witch, a robot, a mutant and a time-displaced little girl -- living together in Los Angeles. What could possibly go wrong? After having to say "goodbye" to one of their own during a conflict with some aggressive alien invaders, the Runaways are attempting to get back to normal which for them means video games, camping trips and, of course, neutralizing potential violent threats to the City of Angels. Meanwhile, however, the popular DJ at L.A.'s KZIT radio station is concocting a devious scheme. With the help of a mysterious magician, Val Rhymin produces a song guaranteed to take Los Angeles by storm. Using a mystic chant layered in with the tune, the song magically affects anyone who has undergone plastic surgery, turning them into an obedient zombie. And since it's in L.A., that means a lot of zombies. Collecting Runaways Vol. 3 #7-10.

112 pages, $14.99.

RUNAWAYS: TEENAGE WASTELAND TPB

Written by Brian K. Vaughn, penciled by Adrian Alphona and Takeshi Miyazawa, cover by Jo Chen.

Still on the run from their super-villain parents, this motley crew of super-powered kids finds a kindred spirit in a daring young stranger and welcomes him into their fold. But will this dashing young man help the teenagers defeat their villainous parents...or tear them apart? One troubled member finds out, as she leaves the group's hideout with their new recruit, who reveals his startling secret, putting the entire team in jeopardy! Plus: Who do you send to catch a group of missing, runaway teenage super heroes? Marvel's original teen runaway crimefighters, Cloak and Dagger, making their first major appearance in years! Collecting Runaways #7-12

144 pages, $14.99.

ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE LAUGHING CORPSE BOOK 1 - ANIMATOR TPB

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

Adapting the second novel in Laurell K. Hamilton's bestselling Anita Blake series! St. Louis is a city of the damned. The supernatural is commonplace, and the undead enjoy free rein. But whether warm- or cold-blooded, the laws of man still apply -- and nobody dispenses justice better than Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter! This time out, a child's parents are gruesomely slaughtered by an unknown entity. With the child missing and time running out for his safe return, Anita is called in to lend her special expertise as an Animator -- one who can raise the bodies of the dead. But as she pursues the truth behind his abduction, she descends into a maelstrom of voodoo mysticism and the many dark secrets of her foes, her friends and -- inevitably -- herself! The Laughing Corpsecontinues the exploration of Hamilton's inventive universe of vampires, werewolves, zombies and ghouls and the brave hunter who tries to keep them all in line! Collecting Anita Blake: The Laughing Corpse - Book One #1-5.

120 PGS./Mature ...$16.99.

WAR MACHINE VOL. 1: IRON HEART TPB

Written by Greg Pak, penciled and cover by Leonardo Manco.

Jim Rhodes, former soldier and personal bodyguard to Iron Man, suffers a horrible injury on the battlefield. To survive, the best technicians of Stark Enterprises build him an advanced cybernetic body; with it Rhodes becomes a new type of soldier armed for a new type of conflict -- a true War Machine! After stopping mercenaries from using a repurposed Sentinel to slaughter innocents, Rhodes learns that Eaglestar International, a defense contractor headquartered in the war-ravaged land of Aqiria, ordered the attacks. Joined by Parnell Jacobs, a former arms dealer, and Bethany Cabe, head of a secret R&D facility, Rhodes decides that for his next mission, he'll do what no court in the land will: bring the corrupt conglomorate to justice! But before he can put an end to Eaglestar's war crimes, Norman Osborn introduces the Dark Avenger known as Ares into the mix! Can even the ultimate weapon of destruction defeat the god of war -- or will a deadly experimental virus bring down both warriors by turning a city of civilians into unstoppable killing machines? Collecting War Machine #1-5 and material from Dark Reign: New Nation.

136 pages, $15.99

SPIDER-MAN: DEATH AND DATING TPB

Written by Marc Guggnenheim, Dan Slott, Roger Stern and Mark Waid, penciled by Barry Kitson, Marcos Martin, Mike McKone and Lee Weeks, cover by Weeks.

Loyal readers know there are secrets aplenty in Spidey's world! Who is the mysterious red-haired heroine named Jackpot? How is it that Harry Osborn is suddenly back from the dead? And when will Peter Parker finally have a date that is not a disaster? All these secrets have answers, and you'll find them here! Collecting Amazing Spider-Man #578-583 and Amazing Spider-Man 2008 Annual.

184 pages, $19.99.

THUNDERBOLTS: BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE TPB

Written by Andy Diggle, penciled by Roberto De La Torre, Carlog Magno and Scott Hanna, cover by Francesco Mattina.

Norman Osborn's Dark Reign has begun -- and the only people who stand in the way of his mad power grab are the very super-villains he trained! In the wake of the Thunderbolts' help repelling the alien Skrull invasion, Osborn was promoted to head the new security initiative replacing the badly wounded S.H.I.E.L.D. And while his team is comprised of super-villains, some lack Osborn's unique killer instinct. And in Osborn's eyes, that means they have no place in his new world order. Now, Penance, Swordsman, Radioactive Man and Songbird find themselves locked in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. But how can they hope to survive when Osborn has unleashed the deadly duo of Venom and Bullseye to hunt them down? Collecting Thunderbolts #126-129 and #132.

112 pages, $14.99.

X-MEN FOREVER VOL. 1 TPB

Written by Chris Claremont, penciled and cover by Tom Grummett.

Claremont returns to his run with X-Men Forever! The shockwaves after the death of Magneto are still reverberating all over the world. Attempting to heal the rift between man- and mutant-kind, Professor Xavier volunteers his X-Men to go on a mission to capture Magneto's sole remaining Acolyte, Fabien Cortez! But with Nick Fury -- and the entire world -- watching over their shoulders, the stakes have never been higher for Cyclops, Jean Grey, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Gambit, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Storm, Beast, and Professor X. With Tom Grummet bringing Claremont's vision to the page, this landmark series is packed with surprises and twists that you'll never see coming! Collecting X-Men Forver #1-5.

120 pages, $16.99.

BETA RAY BILL: GODHUNTER TPB

Written by Kieron Gillen, penciled by Kano and Dan Brereton, cover by Patrick Zircher.

Galactus! He's devoured worlds since the dawn of the Universe. Consuming the Korbinites' home was nothing special. But for Beta Ray Bill oathbrother to Thor and the Korbinites' defender it was a failure of his life's duty... and has given him a certain clarity. How can a hero suffer such a threat to exist? Beta Ray Bill sets forth to hunt down Galactus, force him to his knees and make him pay -- with a plan so audacious even the Planet Eater will feel fear. Collecting Beta Ray Bill: Godhunter #1-3 and Secret Invasion Aftermath: Beta Ray Bill - The Green of Eden.

104 pages, $14.99.

MOON KNIGHT VOL. 5: DOWN SOUTH TPB

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

Marc Spector is dead -- is Jake Lockley about to join him? When your multiple personalities are driving you so crazy you have to kill one of them, it's time for a vacation! Marc Spector was a soldier. A mercenary. A killer. And now, thanks to Moon Knight, he's a dead man. But the avatar of Khonshu lives on in the form of Jake Lockley -- a more laid-back personality who just wants to take a nice, relaxing trip in Mexico. But for him, this means bashing his way through bare-knuckle-fighting tournaments, hiring on for a "snatch and grab" on behalf of a rich and well-armed land baron, and going toe-to-toe with a guy named Frank Castle -- who the criminal element knows better as the Punisher. AAA never recommended a trip like this, but then again, Moon Knight is no ordinary tourist! Collecting Moon Knight #26-30.

120 pages, $15.99.

FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: JOHN BYRNE VOL. 1 TPB (NEW PRINTING)

Written, art and cover by John Byrne.

It was the world's greatest comic magazine. Again. Not since the days of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the trailblazers of the very mythology known as the Marvel Universe, had someone so perfectly captured the intense mood, cosmic style and classic sense of adventure of Marvel's first family of heroes -- the Fantastic Four. Writer. Penciler. Inker. Visionary. John Byrne took these characters, whose powers resulted from each of them being bathed in cosmic rays during a flight into space, and launched them into realms where few creators before this had dared to go... Byrne reminded readers there was a family at the heart of this team of adventurers. . Collecting Fantastic Four 232-240.

224 pages, $24.99.

ESSENTIAL GHOST RIDER VOL. 3 TPB

Written by Michael Fleisher, Tom Defalco, Jim Shooter and Tina Chrioproces, penciled by Don Perlin, Jim Shooter, Mike Esposito, Jack Sparling, Herb Trimpe, Alan Kupperberg, Luke Mcdonnell, Ron Wilson, Bob Hall, Greg Larocque and Carmine Infantino, cover by Bob Budiansky.

The Hellfire Hero ends up fighting super-villains and super-heroes alike! Up from Hades and caught in the middle, even if Ghost Rider defeats Moondark, Water Wizard, and the Orb, there's still the Night Rider, Werewolf by Night, and the Arabian Knight waiting to fall upon him! Goblins, ghosts, gangsters, and more! Guest-starring the Thing, the Angel, and the Avengers! Collecting Ghost Rider #51-65, Marvel Two-in-One #80, Marvel Super-Heroes Fall 1992 and Avengers #214.

504 pages, $19.99.




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