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TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2009

MARVEL COMICS FOR NOVEMBER

ULTIMATE COMICS TITLES

ULTIMATE COMICS ARMOR WARS #3

Written by Warren Ellis, penciled by Steve Kurth, cover by Brandon Peterson.

Tony Stark is no stranger to life and death situations. Whether it's in the board room, an all-night bender or hurtling through an alien invasion in the Iron Man suit, the millionaire playboy has seen it all -- but no amount of suave martini swilling is going to save him and his newest gal pal from this next wave of mechanized monstrosities!

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #4

Written by Mark Millar, pencils and cover by Carlos Pacheco.

Captain America and The Avengers face-off as the dreaded Red Skull plots universal mayhem! How will Fury's death squad cope with the legend and his son? The world as we know it is on the line!

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #4

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils and cover by David Lafuente.

Ultimate Spider-Man faces off with Mysterio! It's brutal, it's bloody and it's one of the biggest Spidey fights of the year! Plus: Events in Kitty Pryde's life create a situation for Peter Parker that you have never ever ever seen in a Spidey title before!

32 pages, $3.99.

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SPIDER-MAN TITLES

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #611

Written by Joe Kelly, penciled by Eric Canete, cover by Skottie Young.

What force on Earth has brought the Merc with a Mouth and the Webheaded Wonder together? And how does it tie to the upcoming Spider story The Gauntlet?! And finally -- who is lady Stilt-Man?

32 pages, $2.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #612

Written by Mark Waid, penciled by Paul Azaceta, covers by Marko Djurdjevic, Adi Granov and Ed McGuinness.

"Power of the People," part 1. They're Hunting SpidersŠThe Gauntlet begins here. The event that redefines Spider-Man's classic arch-enemies one by one starts with one of his deadliest ­ Electro! Destitute and desperate, conned out of his life's meaning and worth -- Max Dillon becomes the voice of the common man against the brutal injustice of a system overloaded by greed. With Spider-Man already looking over his shoulder. The story of a hero with everything to lose against a man with nothing left to gain.

40 pages, $3.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #613

Written by Mark Waid, penciled by Paul Azaceta, covers by Marko Djurdjevic and Joe Quinones.

"Power to the People," part 2. The Gauntlet continues! His electric abilities waning and waxing uncontrollably while the power of his fame grows, Electro turns to an unexpected ally to seek a cure for his condition!

32 pages, $2.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS: ANTI-VENOM -- NEW WAYS TO LIVE #3

Written by Zeb Wells, penciled by Paulo Siqueira, cover by Mirco Pierfederici.

It's Anti-Venom and Punisher vs. one of the largest, most powerful and most ruthless drug cartels on the planet.

32 pages, $3.99.

SPIDER-MAN: THE CLONE SAGA #3

Written by Howard Mackie and Tom DeFalco, penciled by Todd Nauck, cover by Kalman Andrasofszky.

Who is the man called Kaine and what does he want with Peter Parker? Will his deadly endgame mean the end of one Spider-Man...and the birth of another? Plus: baby makes three for Mary Jane and Aunt May's life hangs in the balance! All that and one haunting ghost from the past returns!

32 pages, $3.99.

WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #2

Written by Fred Van Lente, Tom DeFalco and Tom Peyer, penciled by Barry Kitson, Ron Frenz and others, cover by Jelena Djurdjevic..

As the first wave of the Gauntlet jolts Spidey's life in the form of Electro, take a look back at how Max Dillon became Electro as Fred Van Lente and Barry Kitson bring his side of the origin story! Over in Spider-Girl, May-Day continues her war with the Jersey Devil, while her clone April comes face to face with the remaining members of the cult of the Goblin! Finally, what's a day in the life like for Mayor J. Jonah Jameson?

48 pages, $3.99.

SPIDER-MAN 1602 #2

Written by Jeff Parker, penciled by Ramon Rosanas, cover by Michael Golden.

On the high seas Peter learns the ropes aboard a sailing vessel, and the superstitious crew learn that their new powder monkey is no ordinary sailor. The real danger at sea comes when the Jolly Roger is hoist from the approaching ship of Captain Fiske, feared around Europe as The King's Pin!

32 pages, $3.99.

DARK REIGN: THE LIST - AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

Written by Dan Slott, pencils by Adam Kubert, covers by Kubert and Frank Cho.

Norman Osborn has saved the best for last as he takes on the most personal item on his evil To-Do list. The violent tension between Spider-Man and Norman has grown for years and has been building to a boil for the last few months after Osborn's last defeat at Spidey's hands at the end of America Son. Norman can no longer put off what needs to be done. Plus, the story from Pulse #5 outing Norman Osborn as the Green Goblin to the world.

48 pages, $3.99.

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MARVEL UNIVERSE TITLES

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #30

Written by Christos N. Gage, pencils by Jorge Molina, cover by Rafa Sandoval.

Can the Avengers Resistance and the Initiative unite to defeat a classic Marvel villainŠor would that be a Nightmare? The lord of horrific dreams has invaded the physical world...and now that the Hood is no longer empowered by Dormammu, the only chance to defeat this near-omnipotent fiend is for two rival squads of heroes and villains to join forces. But how can they fight together if they're stabbing each other in the back? Guest-starring Tigra, Justice and Taskmaster!

32 pages, $2.99.

THE BLACK KNIGHT #1

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

The secret origin of the original Black Knight is finally revealed as Vampires, Zombies, Werewolves and Demons from the darkest realms confront Sir Percy of Scandia and his twin brother on their desperate quest to find Chaos, the dreaded Doombringer--the only weapon capable of defeating Excalibur, the legendary battle sword of King Arthur!

40 pages, $3.99.

BLACK PANTHER #10

Written by Jonathan Maberry, penciled by Will Conrad, cover by Paul Renaud.

"Power," part 4. Wakanda is under siege on all fronts. Storm brings her weather powers to bear against an unnatural force that threatens to sweep the land with blight and famineŠT'Challa takes another step into the dark and destructive world of vengeance...and the new Black Panther prepares for a showdown with the last person linked to the assassination attempt on her brother: Prince Namor.

32 pages, $2.99.

BLACK WIDOW: DEADLY ORIGIN #1

Written by Paul Cornell, penciled by Tom Raney and John Paul Leon, covers by Adi Granov, Tom Raney and Greg Land.

She's been everything from a Russian espionage agent to a Champion to an Avenger, now a skeleton from Natalia Romanova's past is reaching out for those she's loved and lost...and the Black Widow has many victims to choose from! From the frozen streets of Moscow to the upper stratosphere, a globe-hopping, bone-breaking, high-tech thriller that reveals how Natalia's shadowy past threatens all she now holds dear. Guest-starring the Winter Soldier and Wolverine!

32 pages, $3.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: REBORN #5

Written by Ed Brubaker, art by Bryan Hitch, covers by Hitch, John Cassaday and David Finch.

Steve Rogers is back...or is he? This is the action-packed finale of the best-selling series as the Avengers try to rescue their best and brightest from the Red Skull's darkest designs. Find out the fates of Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes and what their futures hold in store!

32 pages, $3.99.

DAREDEVIL #502

Written by Andy Diggle, art by Roberto De La Torre, cover by Esad Ribic.

Matt Murdock's spiral of self-destruction spins out of control and threatens to consume everybody! After painting a target on his own back in Daredevil #500, Matt's got dozens of new enemies...including some old foes and familiar faces!

32 pages, $2.99.

DARK AVENGERS #11

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

The Dark Avengers are pitted against a foe they cannot defeat: A man with the power over every molecule in the world! Norman can't talk his way out of this one as the world gets turned upside down and someone dies.

32 pages, $3.99.

DARK AVENGERS: ARES #2

Written by Kieron Gillen, pencils by Manuel Garcia, cover by Billy Tan.

The mission becomes personal -- and the stakes get real! Ares gets the opportunity to right one of the great wrongs of his past...and he takes his hand-picked squad of elite troops along for a training exercise. But can even the hardest and sharpest of Norman Osborn's crack H.A.M.M.E.R. troops handle themselves in a battle among gods?

32 pages, $3.99.

DEATHLOK #1

Written by Charlie Huston, penciled by Lan Medina, covers by Brandon Peterson and Rich Buckler.

Marvel's ultimate cyborg is back in this 7-issue Marvel Knights limited series. In the not-too-distant future, war is a spectator sport, warriors die hard and live fast, and living larger than anyone is super-soldier Lieutenant Mike Travers. That is, until Travers hotdogs it on the battlefield and gets himself and his C.O., Luther Manning, blown to bits. The show must go on. Enter: Deathlok the Demolisher!

32 pages, $3.99.

DOCTOR VOODOO: AVENGER OF THE SUPERNATURAL #2

Written by Rick Remender, art by Jefte Palo, cover by Marko Djurdjevic.

Lost, gravely injured and stranded in the low pits of the Everdimensions, Doctor Voodoo is hunted by a brutal living nightmare that holds a festering and contagious self-doubt. Was Jericho given the mantle of Sorcerer Supreme in order to leave our dimension vulnerable to the great evil Agamotto foresees? Or is he the one man with the strength to suppress the coming darkness? The Loas do not listen, the Vishanti cannot answer -- alone Jericho must decide if he is fit to serve. He will soon learn.

32 pages, $2.99.

FANTASTIC FOUR #573

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

Adventures on Nu Earth! Ben and Johnny have big plans for a much needed vacation in the company of refugees from the future - booze, ladies, misadventures...and two stowaways named Franklin and Val.

32 pages, $2.99.

GHOST RIDERS: HEAVEN'S ON FIRE #4

Written by Jason Aaron, penciled by Roland Boschi, cover by Dustin Weaver.

Hellstorm, the Son of Satan, occult terrorist Jaine Cutter, junior Anti-Christ Kid Blackheart and sword-wielding nun Sister Sara are crossing the country on motorcycles, trying to find a gateway to hell. That's bound to go smoothly, right? Not if the minions of renegade angel Zadkiel have anything to say about it. Make way for the demented return of Scarecrow and Madcap to the Ghost Rider rogues gallery.

32 pages, $3.99.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #20

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, penciled by Brad Walker, cover by Alex Garner.

A Realm of Kings story! The Guardians have been to hell and back on a desperate quest to save the past, present and future of the universe itself. But after their monumental efforts and terrible sacrifice, could it be that‹due to the end of War of Kings and the creation of The Fault -- the universe is an even more dangerous place than beforeŠand they just don't realize it yet? Yes, it's time to shake up the team line-up again.

32 pages, $2.99.

HOUSE OF M: MASTERS OF EVIL #4

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

Magneto strikes in the shattering conclusion! The ruler of the House of M has targeted the Sapien homeland established by the Hood and his gang. With his wrath about to fall on their city and its helpless citizens, will the villains take the money and run? Or will they stay and fight a suicidal battle against impossible odds? Either way, there's going to be a high body count...especially when Wolverine, Rogue and the rest of the Red Guard come to town!

32 pages, $3.99.

HULK #17

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

The final chapter of Code Red. Is Red Hulk strong enough to throw down with Wolverine, Punisher, Deadpool, the all-new Red She-Hulk, and more? Find out, as new secrets are revealed as the stage is set for World War Hulks.

32 pages, $3.99.

INCREDIBLE HULK #604

Written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, pencils by Ariel Olivetti and Michael Ryan, cover by Olivetti.

After picking fights with the Juggernaut, Norman Osborn, and the Wolverine clan, the most insane father and son team in the Marvel Universe might actually be bonding. But everything's about to blow wide open for Bruce Banner and his big, green, barbarian son Skaar when one of the Hulk's greatest enemies brings back the most important villainess Bruce Banner's ever faced. Who is the Harpy? And whose side will Banner take when she and Skaar meet sword to claw in a gamma-powered deathmatch? Stone might bleed, feathers might fly, and hearts might break in the highest stakes battle yet for Banner and Son! Plus, The Savage She-Hulk continues her quest to find Jennifer Walters in a back-up.

40 pages, $3.99.

ASSAULT ON NEW OLYMPUS

Written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, penciled by Rodney Buchemi, cover by Adi Granov.

Hercules! Spider-Man! Ares! New Avengers! Wolverine! Mighty Avengers! The Agents of Atlas! At last, the Prince of Power takes the fight to his villainous stepmother Hera and the forces of the Olympus Group -- just as she unleashes the most terrifying threat the Marvel Universe has ever seen! But first Herc has to gather together a star-studded strike force from the ranks of the New and the Mighty Avengers! First on the list: The Amazing Spider-Man! But why is Everyone's Friendly Neighborhood fighting against Hercules? Has he joined the side of the dark gods? It's webs and wisecracks versus Olympian power in this super-sized one-shot! Plus: The new Incredible Hercules ongoing back-up feature... The Agents of Atlas. When the forces of New Olympus target Venus, will Jimmy Woo lead his team into the fray for or against Hercules' forces?

48 pages, $3.99.

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #138

Written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, penciled by Rodney Buchemi, cover by Adi Granov.

"Assault on New Olympus," part 1 of 4. A battle of god-like proportions begins...right now! For months, the signs have been all over the Marvel Universe... The tension has been rising... All pointing to a single question: "What is Continuum?" The answer turns out to be so deadly, so horrifying, that it will alter the course of the MU forever -- unless Hercules and the New and Mighty Avengers can stop it in time... but standing in their way is the fighting-mad Ares, God of War! "And, in the backup tale, there's no love for Venus as Aphrodite's rain of pain continues to pour on the Agents of Atlas!"

40 pages, $3.99.

IMMORTAL WEAPONS #5

Written by David Lapham, art by Arturo Lozzi, cover by David Aja.

He is the oldest, most skilled and most venerated of the Immortal Weapons -- veteran of multiple Tournaments of the Seven Heavenly Cities -- the fabled and feared warrior nicknamed the Green Mist of Death by few who saw him and lived -- and an unending mystery even to those who cultivate mystery. But as Danny Rand, the Immortal Iron Fist, soon learned, the forbidding Prince of Orphans was no more than an Earth-born man, John Aman, given great power and trained for ages countless. Yet questions remain...what is Aman's mission on Earth? What is the nature of his incredible power? And is there anyone who can defeat his kung fu? When Iron Fist joins Aman on a life-or-death mission to fight monsters and banish ghosts, Danny may learn the answers to these questions...if he survives!

40 pages, $3.99.

IRON MAN: REQUIEM

Written by Stan Lee, David Michelinie and Matt Fraction, penciled by Larry Lieber, Joe Brozowski, John Romita Jr. and Kano, cover by Sean Che.

Take a trip back with this special presentation of Tony Stark's early adventures as the Golden Avenger. In Tales of Suspense #39, see how a billionaire playboy is transformed into a super hero after he's injured in combat and has to invent a life-sustaining suit of armor. Then in Invincible Iron Man #144, discover the truth behind Tony Stark's first adventure in Vietnam! Experience the birth of one of Marvel's most famous heroes like never before, fully remastered with modern coloring. Plus, an all-new framing sequence by Fraction and Kano!

64 pages, $4.99.

THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #21

Written by Matt Fraction, pencils by Salvador Larroca, covers by Larroca, Patrick Zircher and Marko Djurdjevic.

The World's Most Wanted is now the World's Most Shattered... how does Tony Stark come back from the events of the last year? How can he? Is he even alive? Sort of... Kicking off a new story arc leading into this summer's double-sized 25th issue extravaganza with Stark: Disassambled!

48 pages, $3.99.

IRON MAN VS. WHIPLASH #1

Written by Brannon Bragga and Marc Guggenheim, pencils by Phil Briones, cover by Brandon Peterson.

Meet the all-new, all-different, all-deadly Whiplash in this special in-continuity lead-in to the Iron Man 2 movie. Who is Anton Vanko and why does he blame Tony Stark for the murder of thousands? For that matter, why does the United Nations?

32 pages, $3.99.

LUKE CAGE NOIR #4

Written by Mike Benson, penciled by Shawn Martinbrough, covers by Tim Bradstreet and Dennis Calero.

Luke Cage has been set up. Now he's going to settle the score. And Harlem will never be the same. So lock your doors and order up some extra body bags, because things are about to get real bloody. Luke finally learns the truth about Stryker, Tombstone, Officer Rachman, and the mysterious man that has been yanking his chain this whole time, from right under his nose. As the streets of Harlem run red, Power-Man reminds us why you always bet on black.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE MARVELS PROJECT #4

Written by Ed Brubaker, pencils by Steve Epting, covers by Epting, Steve McNiven and Gerald Parel.

Project Rebirth begins! As 98-pound weakling Steve Rogers finally enters the picture, Nazi spies move in the shadows onto U.S. soil...and the Angel comes close to finding the man who's murdering masked heroes.

32 pages, $3.99.

MIGHTY AVENGERS #31

Written by Dan Slott and Christos N. Gage, pencils by Sean Chen, cover by Marko Djurdjevic.

The epic conclusion! The Mighty Avnegers and members of the New Avengers, Young Avengers and the Avengers Resistance assemble against the incalculable might of The Unspoken! Plus Quicksilver is reunited with the Inhumans... now what will they do with him? All this and the strange secret of the Infinite Avengers Mansion stands revealed!

32 pages, $2.99.

MODELS, INC. #4

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

The cover girls go undercover in an attempt to unearth the true killer and clear Millie of all murder charges, but between fires, fists and firearms, the hidden killer is doing their very best to set the stage for five very fashionable funerals, and the runway runaways are in a fight for their very lives!

32 pages, $3.99.

MS. MARVEL #47

Written by Brian Reed, pencils by Mark Robinson, cover by Pasqual Ferry.

The War of The Marvels is over, but before Carol Danvers can deal with it's aftermath, she must brace herself as she faces down the biggest mistake she made before her apparent death...promising Spider-Man she'd go out with him.

32 pages, $2.99.

NEW AVENGERS #59

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

It's been a long long time since Spider-Man and Spider-Woman had some alone time. Some nice quality time. Too bad this isn't that time. We'd tell you who they are fighting here but it'll spoil some big goings on in the issues you haven't read yet.

32 pages, $3.99.

NOMAD: GIRL WITHOUT A WORLD #3

Written by Sean McKeever, penciled by David Baldeon, cover by Rafael Alberquerque.

Now that the Secret Empire knows who it is that threatens to upend their latest plot, it's time to deal with her -- Nomad. On the personal-life side of things, last issue's events have upended Rikki and John's relationship with shocking results!

32 pages, $3.99.

NOVA #31

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, penciled by Andrea DiVito, cover by Brandon Peterson.

A Realm of Kings story! Torn between duty and friendship, the galaxy's #1 lawman hunts for the most wanted man in the universe: Darkhawk! Determined to bring an assassin to justice, Rich Rider will rocket into the universe's most dangerous new location: The Fault!

32 pages, $2.99.

OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #11

Written by various.

Continuing the chronicle of the Marvel Universe, starting with Spider-Man (from Amzing Spider-Man #14 (1999), Iron Man (from Iron Man #45 (1998) on) and the X-Men (from Uncanny X-Men #423 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 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 #11

Written by Rick Remender, art by Tony Moore, cover by Dave Wilkins.

"Franken-Castle," part 1. In the belly of New York, skulking and forgotten creatures of the night uncover the remains of a man in a familiar outfit. Frank Castle is dead. What exactly is Frankencastle? The greatest struggle in the afterlife of the Punisher. Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster...

32 pages, $2.99.

PUNISHER NOIR #4

Written by Frank Tieri, penciled by Paul Azaceta, covers by Tim Bradstreet and Dennis Calero.

The Punisher has torn through the New York underworld and now there's only one man standing between him and the man he's been aching to kill for years. But this man's got a major bone to pick with Frank. It all comes to a head in one violent night at the Bronx Zoo. The Punisher is about to experience what it's like to be on the receiving end of some payback...from Russia with love.

32 pages, $3.99.

REALM OF KINGS

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, penciled by Leonardo Manco, cover by Clint Langley.

Exploding out of War of Kings, what lies in the Realm of Kings? The shocking showdown between Black Bolt and Vulcan has created The Fault, a vast tear through time and space through which almost anything can charge into our universe. What secrets does it hold? What dangers lurk within? Will it reintroduce forgotten allies...or unleash ancient enemies?

40 pages, $3.99.

REALM OF KINGS: IMPERIAL GUARD #1

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, penciled by Kev Walker, cover by Brian Haberlain.

Gladiator is emperor of the Shi'Ar! His squadron, the Imperial Guard, is the ultimate law! But what is it like to live and work in this infamous legion as they attempt to keep their empire from disintegrating into the chaos of civil war. One hazardous mission may be the solution that everyone is praying for, but are the opinionated and fractured Guard tough enough ­ and united enough ­ to accomplish it?

32 pages, $3.99. 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

REALM OF KINGS: INHUMANS #1

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, penciled by Pablo Raimondi, cover by Stjepan Sejic.

Now led by Queen Medusa, the battered and bruised Inhuman royal family struggles to maintain their grip on the reigns of power over the Kree empire. Courtly intrigues and external threats are beginning to erode their rule--but the biggest threat may lurk within the family itself!

32 pages, $3.99.

SECRET WARRIORS #10

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

The time has come to settle all accounts. What was the deal Fury struck with Ares concerning his son? What does the future hold for the God of Fear? A hall of Gods and the judgement of Phobos...and of course, plenty of that super hero spy stuff you're used to...

32 pages, $2.99.

SON OF HULK #17

Written by Paul Jenkins, penciled by Andres Guinaldo Isabel, cover by Alex Garner.

Behold feeble mortal, the terrible power of Hiro-Kala, the Son of Hulk! In this climactic installment, Hiro-Kala rains destruction upon a savage world to satiate his endless lust for revenge. No one is safe. Many will die. The shock waves from Hiro-kala's final battle will be felt across the entire Marvel Universe and not even the mighty Galactus can stop him!

32 pages, $2.99.

SPIDER-WOMAN #3

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils and cover by Alex Maleev.

Jessica Drew is knee-deep in Madripoor hell as she chases down the Skrulls who ruined her life. Plus Madame Hydra wants a reunion with Jessica...but is Jessica ready to come back to her Hydra roots? Don't be so quick to answer.

32 pages, $3.99.

STRANGE #1

Written by Mark Waid, penciled by Emma Rios, cover by Tomm Coker.

No longer Sorcerer Supreme of the Marvel Universe, Stephen Strange must discover a new path to fulfillment and enlightenment. Unfortunately, that path leads through a bizarre, terrifying gauntlet of magical menaces--and if the former Master of the Mystic Arts is going to survive the journey, he'll need some assistance--in the form of a brand-new student!

32 pages, $3.99.

THOR #604

Written by Kieron Gillen, pencils by Billy Tan, covers by Tan and Olivier Coipel.

Has Doctor Doom crossed a line...? And what role did Loki play in Doom's sinister plans? What did Loki know...and when...? Now, as Thor heads to Latveria to settle the score, only one thing can happen: Thor sitting Doom down and having a serious chat about their feelings. By which we mean, state-of-the-art sledghammer sky-scraping suit-smashing superheroics!

32 pages, $2.99.

THE TORCH #3

Written by Mike Carey, penciled by Patrick Berkenkotter, cover by Alex Ross.

Restored to life by the Thinker's genius and on the Thinker's terms, the Torch is now a weapon of mass destruction owned and controlled by A.I.M. And as A.I.M.'s scientists launch him on his murderous mission, the Thinker reveals the true scope of his insane ambition!

32 pages, $3.99.

THUNDERBOLTS #138

Written by Jeff Parker, penciled by Miguel Sepulveda, cover by Francesco Mattina.

The blood hits the fan in the first issue by new writer Parker! It's been too long since Mr. X has killed, and he needs his next fix! Ghost has taken notice, and sees an opportunity...while Scourge is seeing things that no one should! Add in the selfish intentions of Paladin and Ant-Man, stir with a stick of dynamite and...BOOM!

32 pages, $2.99.

VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT #3

Written by Gregg Hurwitz, penciled by Jerome Opena, cover by Leinil Francis Yu.

"Shock and Awe," part 3. Years ago, Moon Knight lost his mind and killed a man, cut off his face and brayed at the moon. That man was his nemesis: Raoul Bushman. Now Bushman is back and looking for payback. He's laid a trap for Moon Knight, emptying Ravenscar Asylum and the lunatics are running wild down Broadway. For Moon Knight to defeat them ­ and Bushman ­ he'll need the full arsenal of his wits and weaponry. Because nothing can prepare him for the madness of Herman the German and the Great Wall.

32 pages, $2.99.

WAR MACHINE #12

Written by Greg Pak, penciled by Wellinton Alves, cover by Francesco Mattina.

"War Crimes," part 2! After targeting madmen and monsters around the globe, James Rhodes must now confront the consequences of his controversial actions! Red tape couldn't stop War Machine...but will chains, handcuffs and prison bars halt his quest in this series finale?

32 pages, $2.99.

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MARVEL ADVENTURES TITLES

IRON MAN & THE ARMOR WARS #4

Written by Joe Caramagna, penciled by Craig Rousseau, cover by Takeshi Miyazawa.

Tony Stark goes toe-to-toe with his deadliest creations! Can the man that created every version of Iron Man armor defeat all of them at the same time?

32 pages, $2.99.

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #57

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

Night is falling, and it's already been one LONG day for Peter Parker. Between Emma Frost coming into town, and a mysterious new supervillain, and his kind-of girlfriend Chat maybe being something other, or something more, than she's been pretending, Peter would love to call it a night. But when he finds out that Midtown High's newest teacher, Jack Russell, has been kidnapped along with a group of other people, it's up to Spider-Man to get Jack out of trouble, and away from the other hostages, and to do it fast. Because Spider-Man has just received inside information that Jack Russell is a werewolf, and night's is falling.

32 pages, $2.99.

MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #17

Written by Paul Tobin, penciled by Ig Guara, cover by Niko Henrichon.

A living legend. A divine warrior. An armored knight. A synthetic man. A cosmic woman. A spy. A rookie. Separately, they are some of the most powerful beings on the planet, but when a great tragedy brings these seven together, they will become far more than individuals, they will become something more.

32 pages, $2.99.

MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD #3

Written by Paul Tobin, pencils and cover by Marcelo Dichiara.

An all-new tale featuring the characters from the upcoming Marvel Super Hero Squad Show!

32 pages, $2.99.

WOLVERINE MAGAZINE #4

Cover by David Finch.

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.

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X-MEN TITLES

ASTONISHING X-MEN #32

Written by Warren Ellis, pencils and cover by Phil Jimenez.

"Exogenetic," part 2 of 5. The X-Men have fought towering, mutant-slaying robot Sentinels before. But never one quite like this. Never a Sentinel made of meat and bone, wearing the skin of one of their own deceased teammates, every technological aspect given a biological solution. And as the X-Men fight for their lives, they're left to wonder: What could this monstrosity have to do with The Brood?

32 pages, $2.99.

CABLE #20

Written by Duane Swierczynski, pencils by Gabriel Guzman, cover by Dave Wilkins.

"Brood," part 3. There's trapped, and then there's trapped...like when you're marooned in the vacuum of space and every part of your ship is crawling with parasitic aliens who want to plant the eggs of their unborn at the base of your spine. There's screwed, and then there's screwed...like when Bishop, the mutant cop with a nuke in his arm, is set to blow everything to hell the minute he sees his target‹the girl you've spent 15 years trying to protect. There's no time left. No food. No air.

32 pages, $2.99.

DARK WOLVERINE #80

Written by Daniel Way and Marjorie Liu, pencils by Stephen Segovia, covers by Greg Land and Stefano Caselli.

"My Hero," part 4 of 4. Norman Osborn's plan to improve Daken's public image has gone horribly wrong, resulting in the deaths of dozens of innocent people. Meanwhile, Daken's plan is moving along quite nicely...

32 pages, $2.99.

DARK X-MEN #1

Written by Paul Cornell, penciled by Leonard Kirk, cover by Simone Bianchi.

From the dust of Utopia comes Dark X-Men! Never one to say "die", Norman Osborn is keeping what's left of his X-Men alive. Mystique! Dark Beast! Weapon Omega! Mimic! They are the public face of mutants in an Osborn world. And what a face they are! But what does Nate Grey, A.K.A. X-Man, have to do with it?

32 pages, $3.99.

DEADPOOL #17

Written by Daniel Way, penciled by Paco Medina, cover by Jason Pearson.

"Want You to Want Me," part 3 of 4. Somebody might want to check on whether hell has just frozen over, because guess what...? Deadpool has just joined the X-Men!

32 pages, $2.99.

DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #899

Written by Fred Van Lente, pencils by Dalibor Talajic, cover by Humberto Ramos.

Stop rubbing your eyes, fanboy, they don't deceive you! Everyone's favorite Merc with a Mouth stars in a third on-going series, hacking and wisecracking his way across the Marvel Universe with a new guest-star every month! First up: when master assassin Arcade and Nightmare, Lord of the Dream Dimension, join forces to destroy Wade Wilson and The Incredible Hercules, they get more than they bargain for, taking on two of the MU's most irresponsible heroes! Drunken mayhem, bad jokes, and billions of dollars of property damage ensue!

32 pages, $3.99.

DEADPOOL: MERC WITH A MOUTH #5

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

"Head Trip," part 5 of 6. After Dodging Dinos, cavemen, and a particularly nasty Zombie T-Rex, our intrepid trio ­ Deadpool, Dr. Betty and "Headpool" a.k.a. the severed head of Zombie Deadpool -- escape in an ... ahem ... borrowed Hydra shuttle and head for the A.I.M. space station to deliver their hot bio-cargo. As Hydra calls in a battle frigate to cause a little trouble, Deadpool comes to the sudden realization that a zombie virus unleashed on the world might be, well, a bad idea, and devises an ingenious plan to sneak off with the head.

32 pages, $2.99.

NEW MUTANTS #7

Written by Zeb Wells, penciled by Diogenes, cover by Adam Kubert.

"Necrosha," part 2 of 3. The massive event tying X-Force, X-Men Legacy and New Mutants together continues! Doug Ramsey isn't the only one back from the grave as the New Mutants' old enemies the Hellions come calling. Old grudges (and enemies, for that matter) don't die easy.

32 pages, $2.99.

PSYLOCKE #1

Written by Christopher Yost, penciled by Harvey Tolibao, cover by David Finch.

Psylocke has returned to the X-Men! Following the defeat of Madelyne Pryor and her Sisterhood, Psylocke travels to Japan to re-inter her former body in its proper resting place. But when a swarm of Hand ninjas attack Psylocke and do the unspeakable under orders from Matsu'o -- the assassin originally responsible for transplanting Psylocke's mind into the body of an Asian ninja -- Psylocke determines that Matsu'o is one loose end that can no longer be left unresolved.

32 pages, $3.99.

S.W.O.R.D. #1

Written by Kieron Gillen, penciled by Steven Sanders, cover by John Cassaday.

Spinning out of Astonishing X-Men comes a series that will take you places you've never been! After Secret Invasion, Agent Brand is no longer the top dog at S.W.O.R.D. Forced to share her leadership post with former Avengers-liaison Henry Gyrich, Brand is less than pleased. Will the arrival of her boyfriend, X-Man Beast, help her out? Not when she discovers Gyrich's plan for fixing S.W.O.R.D. is to rid Earth of all aliens!

48 pages, $3.99.

UNCANNY X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #5

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

The world trembles as the sky begins to boil! Professor X attempts a desperate rescue mission on the Starcore One satellite but a threat from galactic legend is waiting! Who are Burning Moon, Cloud Runner and Sky Song, and how are their fates tied to the X-Men? Earth faces destruction as the mutant heroes battle an unstoppable enemy... The Knights of Hykon! (All this and Nick Fury too!)

32 pages, $2.99.

UNCANNY X-MEN #517

Written by Matt Fraction, pencils and cover by Greg Land.

"Nation X." Magneto's return has stunned the X-Men, but that's not the only surprise they're in for as a herd of Predator X's come hungry for mutant tar tar. The hits just keep on coming, but can the X-Men, still nursing their wounds from Utopia, deal with all this?

32 pages, $3.99.

WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #21

Written by Peter David, art by Scott Koblish, cover by David Williams.

Believe it or not, Wolverine's got a mean streak. You'd just never know by looking at him. Kitty's faced down alien invaders, Canadian super-teams, raging hormones and other typical dangers of a teenager at the X-mansion, but she's never had to face a challenge like this -- Wolverine! With her powers on the fritz, will she make it out alive?

32 pages, $2.99.

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #42

Written by Daniel Way, pencils and cover by Doug Braithwaite.

"Seven the Hard Way," part 3 of 4. Wolverine's extremely unconventional plan to take down Romulus takes yet another twist, as he now finds himself plotting a prison break. And who is it he's planning to spring? Would you believe...Ruby Thursday?

32 pages, $2.99.

WOLVERINE WEAPON X #7

Written by Jason Aaron, pencils by Yanick Paquette, cover by Adam Kubert.

The weirdest Wolverine story in recent memory continues, as Logan learns more about his current residence, the Dunwich Sanitorium, and the bizarre man in charge, Dr. Algernon J. Rottwell. The good Dr. Rot seems to enjoy removing people's brains and... doing things with them. And now he has his eyes on Wolverine's noggin. If only Logan could remember how he got here. Or who he is. Or how these claws of his work...

32 pages, $3.99.

X-BABIES #2

Written by Gregg Schigiel, penciled by Jacob Chabot, cover by Skottie Young.

Where were you when the Stars returned? Planet Terry! Wally Wizard! Royal Roy! All in this issue. Plus: X-Babies in space and X-Babies versus...The Alpha-Bot!! Punching, Clawing, Blasting, Bamfing, Dancing, Magic and more...

32 pages, $3.99.

X-FORCE #21

Written by Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle, pencils and covers by Clayton Crain.

Part 2 of 5. Necrosha continues here!! The resurrected dead lay siege to the X-Men's headquarters, and the fight to survive the Black Queen's vengeance begins. But while Warpath and Wolverine realize what's happening, they may be too late to stop it. Because Selene is already well on her way to achieving ultimate power half a world away. And as the rest of the X-Men fight mutants back from the dead, Wolfsbane struggles to survive a very different threat. Plus: The long awaited return of the Vanisher.

32 pages, $2.99.

X-MEN FOREVER #11 & #12

Written by Chris Claremont, pencils and covers by Tom Grummett.

Beginning a whole new X-Men adventure as original series artist Tom Grummett returns, along with one of the core X-Men characters, Colossus! Gambit and Lil' 'Ro join teammate Kitty Pryde as she searches for her friend, Peter Rasputin. She finds him in the cold, snowy climes of the Russian Tundra, with a new job, and a new boss who readers will definitely recognize. But when a new threat emerges, Colossus will have to get help from his former teammates to take on a threat that none of them could predict!

32 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN VS. AGENTS OF ATLAS #2

Written by Jeff Parker, art by Carlo Pagulayan, covers by Adi Granov and Humberto Ramos.

The brawl under San Francisco just gets bigger as more mutants arrive to face the Atlas Foundation! Then things take a turn for the weird as the original five X-Men face off with the 1950's Agents of Atlas! All the strangest heroes make for the strangest battle.

48 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN LEGACY #229

Written by Mike Carey, penciled by Ibraim Roberson and Daniel Acuna, cover by Mirco Pierfederici.

As Rogue continues her mission, Gambit goes on one of his own. His mission will push him down a dark road that will shock X-Fans everywhere!

32 pages, $2.99.

X-MEN ORIGINS: ICEMAN

Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, art and cover by Phil Noto.

In this one-shot, we see the origin of Bobby Drake, a.k.a. Iceman! See the small town beginnings that helped forge the coolest mutant of them all!

40 pages, $3.99.

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MAX TITLES

PUNISHER MAX #1

Written by Jason Aaron, penciled by Steve Dillon, covers by Dave Johnson and Dillon.

An all-new ongoing series. Wilson Fisk is a bodyguard for mob boss Don Rigoletto, but he has his eyes on a much bigger prize, and he's gonna use Frank Castle to help him realize his dreams. The biggest story in MAX history begins here, as readers witness the birth of the greatest villain the Punisher has ever faced.

32 pages, $399.

DOMINIC FORTUNE #4

Written, penciled and cover by Howard Chaykin.

"The 'It Can Happen Here, And Now' Resolution!" part 4. Hitler's Olympics are history. Hollywood troubleshooter Dominic Fortune, babysitting his three out of control Hollywood troublemakers, returns to the United States, hot on the heels of an international criminal conspiracy concocted by Malcolm Upshaw and Delatriz Betancourt, to use an illegal private army to kidnap the president, and replace the U.S. government with a fascist military dictatorship. The future of the USA hangs in the balance, as Fortune is all that stands between order and chaos, law and mob rule, freedom and tyranny -- in a high speed, bullet-riddled climax that races from the streets of New York, to the skies over Washington, DC to gunplay in the Oval Office.

32 pages, $3.99.

STRANGE TALES #3

Written by Peter Bagge, Max Cannon, Chris Chua, Becky Cloonan, Nicholas Gurewitch, Paul Hornschemeier, Jonathan Jay Lee, Corey Lewis, Stan Sakai, Jay Stepehens and more, art by Peter Bagge, Max Cannon, Chris Chua, Becky Cloonan, Nicholas Gurewitch, Paul Hornschemeier, Jonathan Jay Lee, Corey Lewis, Stan Sakai, Jay Stepehens and more, cover by Stan Sakai.

The final issue of the three-issue anthology showcasing Marvel's greatest characters re-imagined by the best and brightest talents working in independent comics today. Don't miss what's sure to be one of the most exciting collections of comics short stories ever produced!!! Every issue stars a stunning array of the best, most exciting cartoonists on the planet‹showcasing the Marvel Heroes as you've never seen them before! Featuring the long-awaited Peter Bagge "Incorrigible Hulk" serialized over all three issues!

48 pages, $4.99.

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OTHERS

ANITA BLAKE, THE LAUGHING CORPSE - EXECUTIONER #2

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

Anita Blake has figured out mysterious businessman Harold Gaynor's endgame--and her role in it--and let's just say it ain't pretty. But now Gaynor has the animator dead to rights...and he's not all that particular about how he's going to make Anita realize his criminal plans. Is this the final count for everyone's favorite vampire hunter?

32 pages, $3.99.

ENDER'S GAME: COMMAND SCHOOL #3

Written by Christopher Yost, pencils and cover by Pasqual Ferry.

The end is coming... Ender has beaten everything the teachers of Battle School have thrown at him, but victory comes with a price. Because while many see Ender as humanity's only hope against the coming alien invasion...others see him as a threat. And Bonzo Madrid plans to eliminate that threat, permanently.

32 pages, $3.99.

ENDER'S SHADOW: COMMAND SCHOOL #3

Written by Mike Carey, penciled by Sebastian Fiumara, cover by Timothy Green II.

Bean takes it on himself to save Ender from his worst enemy, but lowers his guard when it comes to his own. As Dragon army is shattered, Battle School becomes an arena for hatred - and for vengeance.

32 pages, $3.99.

DARK TOWER: THE BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #1

Written by Peter David and Robin Furth, pencils and cover by Jae Lee, variant cover by Brandon Peterson.

Beginning a bold new story arc featuring Roland Deschain and his beleaguered ka-tet on the run following the complete destruction of their beloved city of Gilead! And when such as Gilead falls, the pillars of reality itself -- the six beams holding all of existence together -- begins to crumble. The satanic plan of the Crimson King to return all of existence to the primal state of chaos is nigh.

40 pages, $3.99.

HALO: HELLJUMPER #5

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

Dutch and Romeo have gotten themselves into some pretty crazy situations, but stealing a Covenant ship would definitely get a medal for Most Insane Thing Done In the Line of Duty. If they survive this, they'll still have plenty of questions to answer: what the heck are the Covenant doing here on Planet Ariel, an otherwise harmless colony? And why are they acting so strange‹taking the humans hostage instead of glassing the planet, which is their M.O.? Whatever's lurking deep underneath the surface, if the Covenant wants it that bad, it has to be big... and deadly.

32 pages, $3.99.

KOOKABURRA K #1

Written by Crisse and Hicks, adapated by Aubrey Sitterson, pencils and cover by Humberto Ramos, variant cover by Nico Mitric.

From beyond the farthest frontiers of any solar system explored by man, a destructive force is sweeping through the universe wiping Callystes, Dakoď, Lilith and Planet Earth from the stellar map. A rocket full of refugees hurtles through space with the letter "K" emblazoned on its side. On board the unlikely crew of seven children, several adults, an ancient wizard-knight and the ghost of a cyborg travel with a mysterious cargo that will alter their fates forever.

48 pages, $5.99.

THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #1

Written by Eric Shanower, pencils by Skottie Young, covers by Young, Eric Shanower and Ed McGuinness.

Join new characters Tip and Jack Pumpkinhead as they're whisked to Oz, and meet foes and friends!

32 pages, $3.99.

SKY DOLL ­ DOLL'S FACTORY #1

Written by Barbara Canepa, adapted by C.B. Cebulski, pencils by Alessandro Barbuci, covers by Barbuci and Claire Wendling.

An awesome treasure chest is finally at your disposal, filled to the brim with drafts, sketches, roughs, illustrations and all the painstakingly collected research material which allowed Barbuci and Canepa to raise the Space Fantasy saga to an all new level. Creating their own blend of drama and fun, mixing sci-fi and cyber culture with religious concepts and elements of design from the Ś60s, they have created a universe to dive into and delight in! So, raiders shift your gears to plunder and set your sights on the sexiest bounty in the comic book universe! Pages and pages of exclusive and previously unreleased magic can be found in this collector's issue! Including a 10-page, never-before-seen file on the birth of Noa!

64 pages, $5.99.

THE STAND: SOUL SURVIVORS #2

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

Reeling from the death of his companion Rita Blakemore (not to mention his own near-death), Larry Underwood is wandering the highways of New England, on the verge of mental and physical collapse. And someone is following him. A mysterious woman with raven-dark hair named...Nadine Cross. Face facts, True-Believers, you've never met a woman like Nadine. Nor a boy like her feral, murderous sidekick "Joe." The spotlight on the "soul survivors" of Stephen King's horror epic continues this issue!

32 pages, $3.99.

POWERS #1

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art and cover by Michael Avon Oeming.

Powers is back! Monthly! A new chapter in one of the most successful creator-owned comics of the decade! Homicide Detectives Christian Walker and Enki Sunrise investigate murders specific to super hero cases... powers. Where super hero and crime comics explode into each other! This new number one is the perfect jumping on point for new readers and a glorious return to form for long time fans. And yes, this book will be shipping monthly. And yes, the letter column is back!

40 pages, $3.95.

POWERS ENCYCLOPEDIA VOL. 1

Written by Tim Daniel and Brian Michael Bendis, pencils and cover by Michael Avon Oeming.

The most requested Powers item has arrived! Heroes glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire. Flamboyant villains attempt daring daylight robberies. God-like alien creatures clash in epic battle over the nighttime sky. And on the dirty city streets below, homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim do their jobs. Now, an in-depth look at the Eisner Award-winning series in this all-new volume! Featuring bios on Christian Walker, Deena Pilgrim, Retro Girl, Captain Cross, Queen Noir, Millenium Guard and many more! Plus: all-new character artwork and cover by Powers co-creator Michael Avon Oeming! The legacy of Powers is laid out before you like never before. Including entries for characters who have yet to make their debut in the series itself.

64 pages, $4.99.

POWERS: THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION VOL. 3 HC

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, penciled and cover by Michael Avon Oeming.

This deluxe hardcover collects Powers Vol. 6: The Sellouts and Powers Vol. 7: Forever, plus extras. In The Sellouts, a member of one of the classic supergroups falls victim to a seedy sex scandal, and the murder investigation takes Walker and Pilgrim on a journey that will forever change the way the world looks at super heroes. And in Forever, experience the origin of Powers! It's a story that literally spans the history of man as all the mysteries of Powers and the Powers universe unfold, following a lone warrior's trek through the greatest stories ever told. Collecting Powers #25-37.

488 pages, $29.99.

STARR THE SLAYER #3

Written by Daniel Way, pencils and cover by Richard Corben.

Starr the Slayer wasn't the only fictional character that writer Len Carson created back in the day -- he also created Starr's opposite number, the deceptive and demonic sorcerer Trull. When Trull, using his black magic, captures Carson and brings him to the Realm of Zardath with the intention of finally killing his nemesis he'll have his work cut out for him! Because even with Starr's creator in his back pocket, Trull must contend with a Starr who grows stronger by the day, hardening both his body and his mind in the fierce and bloody Zardathian gladiatorial arena!

32 pages, $3.99.



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