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TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2009

MARVEL COMICS FOR NOVEMBER -- TRADE PAPERBACKS

INCOGNITO - TPB

By Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips.

Zack is a file clerk in a dead end job... or is he really a super-villain hiding in Witness Protection? As his powers begin to return, our anti-hero's life begins to unravel in a dark and explosive fashion.

176 pages, $18.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE DARING MYSTERY VOL. 2 HC

Written by George Kapitan, John Compton and more, penciled by Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Bill Everett, Carl Burgos, Ben Thompson, Steve Dahlman, George Klein, Harry Sahle, Larry Antonette, Ed Robbins, Maurice Gutwirth, Harry Douglas, Henry Fletcher, Fred Schwab, Bud Sagendorf, Frank Pretsch, Frank Borth and more, cover by Kirby.

There's no age like the Golden Age! Timely Comics' second, sensational comic book series started off with an eclectic array of heroes and artistic talents that mixed pulp rawness with the exploding energy of the comic book medium. Now, with a fix on the new field, Daring Mystery Comics brings in the big guns and lets loose! Featuring a who's who of Golden Age talent, these stories are a rollicking ride through the frenetic era that gave birth to America's greatest fictional creation, the super hero. Joe Simon and Jack Kirby bring you the original Marvel Boy, the 31st century space opera of Captain Daring, and the Fiery Mask. Bill Everett, master of the maritime hero, creates The Fin -- Robin Hood of the Seas. Carl Burgos's Thunderer debuts as the powerhouse of justice. Ben Thompson unleashes the Blue Diamond, bullet-proof man. Harry Sahle introduces the super heroine Silver Scorpion. And Citizen V battles his way across war-torn Europe for victory! Also featuring Dynaman, Trojak the Tiger Man, K-4 and His Sky Devils, Monako Prince of Magic, Marvex the Super Robot, Breeze Barton, Stuporman, the Flying Flame and Mr. Million, Daring Mystery Comics is a cornucopia of action and adventure! Collecting Daring Mystery Comics #5-8.

280 pages, $59.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 12 HC

Written by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas and Archie Goodwin, penciled and cover by John Buscema.

The one and only First Family of Super-Heroing continue their imaginative adventures in stories crafted by some of the medium's greatest storytellers. Led by Stan "The Man" Lee -- in the culmination of his FF run -- and the artistry of John Buscema and Joe Sinnott, Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Girl, the Human Torch and the ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing face-off against their greatest adversary ever. In a wordŠGalactus! The world devourer returns and either the Silver Surfer must submit to his will or the Earth dies! It's a four-part epic that will make a True Believer out of comic fans young and old. That's worth the price of admission alone, but since we're so nice there's also the Human Torch's struggle to rescue his ladylove Crystal from the alchemical clutches of Diablo; a progressive parable of social consciousness in the Marvel Manner that Stan Lee championed; the secret of the Monster from the Lost Lagoon; and Roy Thomas' regular-series writing debut on a three-part saga featuring the menacing Mole Man and sultry Kala, Queen of the Netherworld‹and topped of with a retelling of the FF's origin! Guest-starring the Inhumans, the Black Panther, the world's weirdest babysitter‹Agatha Harkness‹and Richard Nixon, it's a comic extravaganza as only mighty Marvel can make them! Collecting The Fantastic Four #117-128

272 pages, $54.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE UNCANNY X-MEN VOL. 1 TPB

Written by Chris Claremont, Len Wein and Bill Mantlo, penciled by Dave Cockrum, covers by Gil Kane and Dean White.

The Children of the Atom, runts of the Silver Age litter, are reborn as the All-New, All-Different team of mutants that took the world by storm! With the original team held hostage by unknown forces, Professsor X recruits an international cast including Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Banshee, Sunfire and Warpath to take on the mantle of the Uncanny X-Men! Marked by progressive politics and personal conflicts, these All-New X-Men redefined super-hero teams for a generation of readers that can't get enough X-adventure to this day. Here for the first time you'll see Wolverine throw down with Cyclops; experience the shocking death of an X-Man; tremble at the return of the towering Sentinels; watch as X-Man battles X-Man as the new team attempts to tear apart the old; and bear witness to the sacrifice of Jean Grey. They're mutant milestones of the highest order, one and all ­ the stories that set the table for a comics revolution ­ so reserve that copy today, True Believer! Collecting Giant-Size X-Men #1 & X-Men #94-100.

192 pages, $24.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THEATER OF WAR HC

Written by Paul Jenkins, penciled by Fernando Blanco, Gary Erskine and John McCrea, cover by Steve Epting.

Four stories chronicling the adventures that made Captain America the hero we know today. From skinny Steve Rogers at boot camp to the Super-Soldier leading a battalion of men against the Nazis, this is the Captain America you thought you knew but you've never seen. Find out what happens when he's forced to make a choice between his country and his best friend! Then, follow Cap as he experiences one of his darkest days when a WWII mission doesn't go the way anyone planned. Plus, witness how the legacy of the Super Soldier reverberates through the years in an all-new story set during the height of the Gulf War. Collecting Captain America Theater of War: America The Beautiful, Brother in Arms, To Soldier On and Ghosts of My Country.

152 pages, $24.99.

INCREDIBLE HERCULES: SACRED INVASION HC

Written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, penciled by Rafa Sandoval, Clayton Henry and Salva Espin, cover by John Romita Jr.

The Secret Invasion has begun, and Earth is overrun by Skrull shape-shifters on a holy crusade to remake the universe in their image. But the goddess Athena has a solution: if you want to destroy the Skrulls: kill their gods. To this end, Athena's brother, Hercules, leads a uniquely divine strike force ‹ including Inuit demigoddess Snowbird, Eternal warrior-scholar Ajak, the monstrous god-eater Demogorge and evil Japanese trickster deity Amatsu Mikaboshi, plus Herc's boy-genius sidekick Amadeus Cho and his faithful coyote pup. Together, they embark on a celestial voyage to the realm of the Skrull gods, finding romance, camaraderie and treachery among their ranks along the way. Then, Amazons are unleashed as Hercules and sidekick Amadeus Cho find themselves unwittingly wound up in Artume's insidious plot, one that eventually draws in plenty of other Marvel heroes and gods from the pantheon! Collecting Incredible Hercules #116-125.

264 pages, $29.99.

WAR OF KINGS HC

Written by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, C.B. Cebulski and Greg Pak, penciled by Paul Pelletier, Wellinton Alves, Harvey Tolibao and Carlo Pagulayan, cover by Brandon Peterson.

The complete War of Kings epic in one colossal collection! In the aftermath of the Secret Invasion, Black Bolt has led the Inhumans on a shockingly savage path to restore their strength and security. But that path has brought them into direct confrontation with the Shi'Ar Empire ­ and their mad ruler Vulcan! Who will get in the first strike? Who will fall on the bloody battlefield? Who will rule? The Imperial Guard, the Starjammers, the Inhuman Royal Family and more of your favorite sci-fi characters are locked on a collision course! Collecting War of Kings #1-6, War of Kings: Ascension #1-4, War Of Kings: Darkhawk #1-2, War of Kings: Warriors, War of Kings: Who Will Rule?, War of Kings: Savage World of Sakaar and Marvel Spotlight: War of Kings.

432 pages, $39.99.

THE STAND: AMERICAN NIGHTMARES PREMIERE HC

Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, with art and cover by Mike Perkins.

The deadly super flu Captain Trips has devastated the country and now the few survivors must pick up the pieces and go on. Larry Underwood seeks escape from New York City. Lloyd contemplates an extremely unsavory dinner option in jail, and Stu Redman makes a desperate bid for freedom from his interrogators. Most ominous of all, the stange being called Randall Flagg continues his dread journey across the devastated landscape of America. You must not miss it! Collecting The Stand: American Nightmare #1-5.

136 pages, $24.99.

DARK AVENGERS/UNCANNY X-MEN: UTOPIA HC

Written by Matt Fraction, Paul Cornell, James Asmus, Jason Aaron, Mike Carey, Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost, penciled by Marc Silvestri, Terry Dodson, Mike Deodato, Luke Ross, Humberto Ramos and Dustin Weaver, cover by Silverstri.

The Dark Avengers take on the Uncanny X-Men in a story that shakes the foundations of the Marvel Universe. Norman Osborn declares martial law and sends the Dark Avengers in to quell the riots and take down the X-Men. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Norman Osborn already has his own team of Avengers, and now he has his own team of mutants. Introducing the Dark X-Men! Collecting Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia & Exodus; Uncanny X-Men #513-514, Dark Avengers #7-8, Dark X-Men: The Beginning #1-3, X-Men Legacy #226-227 and Dark X-Men: The Confession.

336 pages, $39.99.

NEW MUTANTS: RETURN OF LEGION PREMIERE HC

Written by ZEB WELLS Penciled by DIOGENES NEVES Cover by ADAM KUBERT

They're back together again! Cannonball, Dani Moonstar, Karma, Sunspot, Magma and Magik have been gathered once more, but can they stand against one of the most powerful X-Villains of all time? Legion is back, and the villain that thrust us into the Age of Apocalypse is scarier than ever. But what does he want with the New Mutants? Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Diogenes Neves (X-MEN: WORLDS APART) bring your favorite teen heroes into adulthood. Collecting NEW MUTANTS #1-5 and MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: NEW MUTANTS.

168 pages, $19.99.

WOLVERINE WEAPON X VOL. 1: ADAMANTIUM MEN PREMIERE HC

Written by JASON AARON Penciled by RON GARNEY & ADAM KUBERT Cover by RON GARNEY

In the jungles of Colombia, people are turning up dead, whole villages brutally slaughtered by a team of soldiers who move through the shadows like ghosts. On the streets of San Francisco, Logan learns that the files from the old Weapon X program, the blueprints for building Adamantium-laced super soldiers like himself, have fallen into the hands of the evil corporation, Roxxon. Once again, it seems, someone is looking to build the perfect killing machine. That means it's time for Wolverine to step in, and remind them that someone already did. Collecting WOLVERINE: WEAPON X #1-5 and "A Day in the Life" from WOLVERINE #73-74.

144 pages, $24.99.

WOLVERINE ORIGINS: ROMULUS PREMIERE HC

Written by DANIEL WAY Penciled by SCOT EATON Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

For over a century, he's been hiding in the darkest shadows of Wolverine's life, controlling the beast and destroying the man. But now, finally, the tide is turningŠand Wolverine's vengeance is within reach! Introducing: ROMULUS! Collecting WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #37-40.

112 pages, $19.99.

DESTROYER PREMIERE HC

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN Penciled by CORY WALKER Cover by JASON PEARSON

For sixty years, Keen Marlowe has been a super hero, taking down bad guys, fighting the good fight. But it's is about to come crashing to an end. See, Marlowe is dying -- maybe today, maybe tomorrow, the only question is when. But Marlowe isn't about to go quietly into the night. Before he goes, he intends to leave the world a safer place for his family. And if that means hunting down -- and murdering -- every super-villain he can, so be it. They don't call him "Destroyer" for nothing. Collecting THE DESTROYER #1-5.

120 pages, $24.99.

SPIDER-MAN: DIED IN YOUR ARMS TONIGHT PREMIERE HC

Written by DAN SLOTT, STAN LEE, MARK WAID, BOB GALE, MARC GUGGENHEIM & BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR., MARCOS MARTIN, COLLEEN DORAN, MARIO ALBERTI, MITCH BREITWEISER, KLAUS JANSON & PATRICK OLLIFFE Covers by JOHN ROMITA JR. & ALEX ROSS

This one's got it all! The return of Doctor Octopus, Daredevil, a wedding you never predicted, and the return of one of the most important people in Peter Parker's life in a giant-sized story by Dan Slott and John Romita Jr. Doc's back in town, but it's only a prelude to darker days ahead as Spidey unknowingly prepares for a gauntlet he can't even see coming. On top of all that, witness the return of one of Spider-man's creators, Smilin' Stan Lee (along with Masticatin' Marcos Martin) as he presents a story of unbridled passion, drama and angst as Spidey reflects over his many, many years of adventures. But that ain't allŠas the rest of the Spidey Web-Heads bring you several short features showcasing some rarely explored aspects of both Spidey and Pete's life. And in Annual #36, see the second most important wedding day of Peter Parker's life! Plus, Pete's love life takes a turn for the worse just as his old flame Mary Jane returns to New York City. (FINALLY!! What took us so long?!) Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600-601, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #36 and material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #7.

200 pages/Rated A Š$24.99.

THE TROJAN WAR PREMIERE HC

Written by ROY THOMAS Penciled by MIGUEL ANGEL SEPULVEDA Cover by DENNIS CALERO

Based on the Epic Cycle and other ancient sources. This is the tale not told in The Iliad and The Odyssey of Zeus' plans with Themis, the god of justice, to bring about the Trojan War to kill off an excess of mankind. This is a fascinating exploration of the very roots of the most famous conflict in antiquity. Brought to you by the lauded team of Roy Thomas scripter and Miguel Sepulveda responsible for the recent Illustrated adaptation of The Iliad. This is the invaluable companion piece to those aforementioned twin pillars of Greek literature that have withstood the test of ages. Collecting THE TROJAN WAR 1-5.

120 pages, $19.99.

DAREDEVIL NOIR: LIAR'S POKER PREMIERE HC

Written by ALEXANDER IRVINE Penciled by TOMM COKER Cover by DENNIS CALERO

The latest addition to Marvel's red-hot Noir line offers a unique spin on the Man Without Fear! Prohibition-era Hell's Kitchen is Kingpin territory, and until now, his only problem has been the masked vigilante known as Daredevil. When gangster Orville Halloran arrives on the scene, fresh from a stretch in Sing Sing and eager to stretch his wings, Hell's about to get hotter. For P.I. Foggy Nelson and his loyal assistant Matt Murdock, it all starts when a desperate woman comes to their office with an irresistible story about her and Halloran. To Foggy, she's a client -- to Murdock, she's enough to make Halloran Daredevil's next target. But Murdock is about to find out that half-truths are poison truths, and that the Kitchen is full of history that will put him on a collision course with both the old Kingpin and the man who wants to replace him. Collecting DAREDEVIL NOIR #1-4.

112 pages, $19.99.

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z VOL. 11 PREMIERE HC

Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, STUART VANDAL, SEAN MCQUAID, RONALD BYRD, MICHAEL HOSKIN, MIKE FICHERA, MIKE O'SULLIVAN, MADISON CARTER, ERIC J. MOREELS, ROB LONDON, DAVID WILTFONG, JACOB ROUGEMONT, GABE SHECHTER, MARKUS RAYMOND, CHRIS BIGGS, RICH GREEN, KEVIN GARCIA, JEPH YORK & MARK O'ENGLISH Penciled by VARIOUS Cover by TOM GRUMMETT

Marvel Universe's comprehensive guide continues featuring the most arachnoids ever assembled under one hardcover! Spider-Girl, Spider-Ham, Spider-Man, Spider-Man (2099 AD), three Spider-Women, Spidercide, Spider-Slayers, Spider-Mobile, Symbiotes, and more! Don't worry, the Stacy Family – Captain George, Gwen (and her clones), and Gabriel and Sara – stop by this volume as well! Can this volume contain the thunderous power of Storm, Thor Girl, Thunderstrike and not one, but two Thors? Lets do the time warp again with the Golden Age characters Spirit of '76, Spitfire, Super-Axis, Thin Man, and Sun Girl! Help answer questions burning holes deep inside every fans brain! Exactly what do They Who Wield Power and Those Who Sit Above In Shadow do? Are the Thunderbolts justice like lightning or Marvel's most wanted? Do any of the three Swordsmen have something to do with SWORD? What Spymaster has tried to sabotage Stark Industries? Can Styx and Stone really break your bones? All this and Stark Tower's kitchen sink... and much more!

240 pages, $24.99.

RUNAWAYS: HOMESCHOOLING PREMIERE HC

Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN Penciled by SARA PICHELLI Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE

New creative team! Cataclysmic new direction! In this volume, one Runaway will die, and one Runaway will return! Rising star Kathryn Immonen (PATSY WALKER: HELLCAT) and Sara Pichelli take the reins of the Runaways. Making out? Check. Silly hats? Check. Who is Hunter Stein and what is in the mystery box that he's after? This is the Runaways story you CAN'T miss. Collecting RUNAWAYS VOL. 3 #11-14 and WHAT IF THE RUNAWAYS BECAME THE YOUNG AVENGERS?

152 pages, $19.99.

AVENGERS: THE KORVAC SAGA PREMIERE HC

Written by JIM SHOOTER, DAVID MICHELINIE & BILL MANTLO Penciled by GEORGE PÉREZ, SAL BUSCEMA, DAVID WENZEL & TOM MORGAN Covers by JOHN ROMITA JR. & GEORGE PEREZ

He hails from an unimaginable era: the 31st century. Fleeing through the timestream from the pursuing team of futuristic defenders known as the Guardians of the Galaxy, Korvac the Machine Man has established a secret presence on present-day Earth in the self-created persona of the mysterious Michael. Through such an unassuming guise, Korvac contemplates the elements of a universe he thirsts to command. Yet despite the subtlety of Michael's machinations, the world's greatest super-team -- the mighty Avengers -- catches wind of his cosmos-conquering scheme, thus drawing the two titanic forces into inevitable conflict. Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #167-168 & #170-177.

200 pages/Rated A Š$29.99.

FANTASTIC FOUR: IN SEARCH OF GALACTUS PREMIERE HC

Written by MARV WOLFMAN Penciled by KEITH POLLARD, JOE SINNOTT, SAL BUSCEMA & JOHN BYRNE

Covers by AL MILGROM & KEITH POLLARD One of Marvelous Marv's most astonishing sagas! The Fantastic Four have been fighting Skrulls since #2 ‹ and, somehow, it just never gets old...unlike the FF themselves! An aging ray has three-quarters of the foursome at death's door, but they'll fight the Skrulls to the finish alongside Nova and the Champions of Xandar ‹ at least until a greater threat rises from the Champions' own ranks! The Sphinx is ready to conquer the world, and Mr. Fantastic knows of only one opponent who can stop him: Galactus, who just wants to DESTROY the world instead! Includes the first appearances of Terrax the Tamer and H.E.R.B.I.E. the robot ‹ but which one will prove the greater threat? Also featuring Spider-Man, Medusa, S.H.I.E.L.D. and cameos from across the chronicles of history! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #204-214.

208 pages/Rated A Š$29.99.

STAR COMICS: ALL-STAR COLLECTION VOL. 1 GN-TPB

Written by LENNIE HERMAN, BOB BOLLING, SID JACOBSON & STAN KAY Penciled by WARREN KREMER, BOB BOLLING & HOWARD POST Cover by WARREN KREMER, BOB BOLLING & HOWARD POST

This collection for kids of all ages not only gets four stars, it has Four Stars: Planet Terry! Wally the Wizard! Royal Roy! Top Dog! Space opera, Arthurian-era fantasy, sovereign secrets and canine crimefighting ‹ collected for the first time! Aliens, demons, ghosts, spies and more! Collecting PLANET TERRY #1-2, TOP DOG #1-3, WALLY THE WIZARD #1-2 and ROYAL ROY #1-2.

216 pages, $19.99.

UNCANNY X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - HATED AND FEARED GN-TPB

Written by JEFF PARKER & SCOTT GRAY Penciled by CRAIG ROUSSEAU, CAMERON STEWART, DENNIS CALERO, SEAN GALLOWAY, DAVID WILLIAMS & ROGER CRUZ Cover by ROGER CRUZ

The early days of the X-Men's second generation are revealed in an all-new series starring Cyclops, Storm, Banshee, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Wolverine and Phoenix! Professor X invites the mysterious Inhumans into the X-Men's home, but when Wolverine and Gorgon meet, the party turns ugly! Nightcrawler faces a crisis of faith and searches for an answer in the Inhuman city Attilan ­ but has he found his salvation or ultimate destruction? Don't miss a culture clash that will rock both super-teams to their cores! Collecting GIANT-SIZE UNCANNY X-MEN FIRST CLASS and UNCANNY X-MEN FIRST CLASS #1-4.

128 pages/Rated A Š$14.99.

WOLVERINE: TALES OF WEAPON X GN-TPB

Written by MARC SUMERAK & FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by MARK ROBINSON, TIM SEELEY, ANDREA DI VITO & GURIHIRU Cover by MICHAEL RYAN

Collecting six action-packed tales from Wolverine's mysterious past! First, join Charles Xavier as he journeys deep into Wolverine's mind on a quest for answers that will shed new light on one of the darkest periods of Logan's life ‹ his days in the Weapon X program! It's a brand-new look at the horrifying history of Marvel's most prominent mutant! Next, return to the early days of the all-new, all-different X-Men for new solo adventures of Wolverine and Kitty Pryde. Professor X pairs up green recruit Kitty with the been-everywhere, done-everything vet Logan ‹ and neither of them is all that happy about it. Finally, see what happens when the Power kids go on a field trip to the coolest school on the planet: the Xavier Institute! Collecting WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #1-2, WEAPON X: FIRST CLASS #1-3 and WOLVERINE AND POWER PACK #2.

176 pages/Rated A Š$14.99.

DARK AVENGERS VOL. 1: ASSEMBLE TPB

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by MIKE DEODATO & WILL CONRAD Cover by MIKE DEODATO

There they are, a new team of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the sunlight gleaming off their smiling faces and an adoring crowd on hand to cheer them as they take the stage! Spider-Man, Wolverine, Ms. Marvel, HawkeyeŠYou know them, you love them! They're your Avengers, and they are here to protect you! ExceptŠthings are not how they appear. With the real Avengers underground, who are these Avengers that look like them, and why have they been assembled? The Dark Reign has begun, and DARK AVENGERS is at the epicenter of Norman Osborn's insane plans for the Marvel Universe! Collecting DARK AVENGERS #1-6.

160 pages, $19.99.

BLACK PANTHER: THE DEADLIEST OF THE SPECIES TPB

Written by REGINALD HUDLIN Penciled by KEN LASHLEY Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL

Who is the Black Panther? After attending a secretive, mysterious meeting, T'Challa ‹ the current Black Panther and ruler of Wakanda ‹ returns home with severe injuries and locked in a comatose state. With no leads on who attacked her husband or why, Queen Ororo is thrust into a position of leadership. While Ororo is tasked with ruling Wakanda, another task of dire importance awaits her. Though Wakanda is a powerful nation, its power comes directly from its leader, the Black Panther ‹ and in the event that T'Challa doesn't emerge from his coma, Storm must choose her husband's successor. And as this brave soul embarks on the dangerous ritual to become the new Black Panther, the stakes have never been higher. An unstoppable force is headed toward Wakanda: Morlun ‹ Devourer of Totems ‹ is back, and he's hungry! Collecting BLACK PANTHER #1-6.

144 pages, $15.99.

DARK REIGN: ELEKTRA TPB

Written by ZEB WELLS Penciled by CLAY MANN Cover by LEE BERMEJO

She's the deadliest woman in the worldŠand she's never been in worse shape. Broken, beaten, and tortured by alien scientists, Elektra stumbles to freedom in the aftermath of the Skrull invasion. Now she struggles and fights to stay barely alive, and to clear her name for atrocities committed by an impostor. A LOT of people want Elektra killedŠand in her state, that shouldn't be too difficultŠ Collecting DARK REIGN: ELEKTRA #1-5.

120 pages, $16.99.

EXILES: POINT OF NO RETURN TPB

Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by SALVADOR ESPIN Cover by DAVE BULLOCK

Heroes are being pulled out of the worlds they know- The Beast. The Witch. Panther. Forge. Polaris. All find themselves in a place out of time with a new mission in life. But something seems to have shifted in the mechanics of the universe, things may not be quite what we remember... But one thing we know for certain- BLINK is BACK! Collecting EXILES #1-6.

176 pages/Rated A Š$19.99.

ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL. 5: GHOST BOX TPB

Written by WARREN ELLIS Penciled by SIMONE BIANCHI, ALAN DAVIS, ADI GRANOV, CLAYTON CRAIN & KAARE ANDREWS Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

The X-Men are called to the scene of a murder that appears to have involved heretofore unknown mutants. The team's resident scientist, Beast, discovers that though the victim was indeed a mutant, his mutation appears to be artificially produced. The team races to a spaceship graveyard in Indonesia in their search for the murderer, who they find huddled over the mysterious Ghost Box, preparing to activate it. The murderer reveals himself to also be a mutant, but commits suicide rather than give the X-Men any information as to his, or the Ghost Box's, origins. With mysterious, artificially created mutants popping up out of nowhere, the X-Men must struggle to unlock the mysteries of the Ghost Box: What is the device's purpose, and why was it sent to Earth? Collecting ASTONISHING X-MEN #25-30 and GHOST BOXES #1-2.

184 pages, $24.99.

MIGHTY AVENGERS: EARTH'S MIGHTIEST TPB

Written by DAN SLOTT Penciled by KHOI PHAM, RAFA SANDOVAL, STEPHEN SEGOVIA, PACO DIAZ & HARVEY TOLIBAO Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

A new team of Avengers has assembled to take on the kind of threats none of them would dare face alone! But with the Scarlet Witch on the scene leading them to their destiny, and team leader Hank Pym perhaps going a little too far in his tribute to his deceased ex-wife, is there something sinister lurking beneath this heroic undertaking? Featuring the Hulk, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Hercules and more of your classic Avengers favorites! Collecting MIGHTY AVENGERS #21-26 and the framing sequence from SECRET INVASION: REQUIEM.

168 pages/Rated A Š$14.99.

NEW AVENGERS VOL. 11: SEARCH FOR THE SORCERER SUPREME TPB

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by BILLY TAN & CHRIS BACHALO Cover by BILLY TAN And there shall be a new Sorcerer Supreme! Doctor Strange is back, and the search for his successor begins ‹ but will it be the end of the Avengers? Desperately seeking the inheritor of his power, he reunites with his Avengers teammates to discover the anointed one before someone else ‹ someone evil ‹ stakes their claim for mastery of the mystic arts! Collecting NEW AVENGERS #51-54.

112 pages/Rated A Š$14.99.

NOVA VOL. 5: WAR OF KINGS TPB

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING Penciled by ANDREA DIVITO Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA

War of Kings brings a new era! Who is the new Protector of the Universe? Stripped of his Nova powers and facing death, Rich Rider must stop the Worldmind's plans before it's too late. But he needs power to do it, which may come from a source that will change his very identity! Collecting NOVA #23-28.

144 pages, $16.99.

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE - DISASSEMBLED TPB

Written by DAN SLOTT & CHRISTOS N. GAGE Penciled by STEVE KURTH, HUMBERTO RAMOS & STEVE UY Cover by MARK BROOKS

The Initiative is threatened like never before! With public opinion turning against the Initiative following the Skrull invasion of Earth, the camp's black-ops unit, the Shadow Initiative, must leave headquarters on an important mission to abduct one of their own, Hardball ‹ a former Initiative member who has defected to the terrorist organization Hydra. Meanwhile, as angry protesters surround Camp Hammond, a massive threat from within is revealed. Though the Skrulls might be gone, their handiwork is still very much alive as a fearsome foe from the past appears, forcing the remaining members of the Initiative to unite, or be lost in the storm. Plus: Meet Reptil, the newest addition to the Marvel Universe! Collecting AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #20-25 and AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE FEATURING REPTIL.

184 pages, $19.99.

DEADPOOL CLASSIC VOL. 3 TPB

Written by JOE KELLY, AL MILGROM, JOE SINNOTT & STAN LEE Penciled by ED MCGUINNESS, SHANNON DENTON, PETE WOODS, WALTER MCDANIEL & JOHN ROMITA SR. Cover by WALTER MCDANIEL

Betrayals both real and imagined on all sides set Deadpool up for a grudge match with archenemy T-Ray, one that leaves our horrific hero stabbed in the heart both figuratively and literally! As low as he's ever been, can he really rise to the challenge Landau, Luckman and Lake have set him? But even as he's recovering from defeat by his worst enemy, his oldest enemy is on the way, cutting through Weapon X alumni! Guest-starring Bullseye, Typhoid Mary and the Heroes Eventually Known as the Great Lakes Initiative! Plus: The Merc with a Mouth meddles with a classic Lee/Romita Spider-Man story, with both versions featured here! Collecting DEADPOOL (1997) #9-17 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #47 (1963).

280 pages, $29.99.

PUNISHER: DARK REIGN TPB

Written by RICK REMENDER Penciled by JEROME OPENA Cover by MIKE MCKONE

After firing the winning shot in the battle to repel a massive alien invasion, the former Green Goblin, Norman Osborn, was able to position himself as the planet's savior, parlaying his newfound popularity into a job heading up the new peacekeeping organization H.A.M.M.E.R. But while some super heroes might be willing to fall in line behind Osborn, the Punisher just ain't one of them. Joining forces with a tech-savvy young partner, Castle sets about taking Osborn down. The Punisher normally favors the bluntest of methods ‹ a bullet to the brain ‹ but with his target's influence so far-reaching and his corruption so deep-seated, Frank and his new associate must first gather evidence of the former Green Goblin's wrongdoing. And if you expect there to be some gunfire and ultraviolence along the way, wellŠyou won't be disappointed! Collecting PUNISHER #1-5.

136 pages, $16.99.

WOLVERINE ORIGINS: DARK REIGN TPB

Written by DANIEL WAY Penciled by YANICK PAQUETTE & DOUG BRAITHWAITE Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

A dark Wolverine emerges! For as long as he can remember, Wolverine has lived in fear that he would again revert to the remorseless, feral killing machine he was engineered to be ‹ that a day would come when heroism would be replaced by cruelty, and friendship would be replaced by cold-blooded murder. But now, as his son Daken emerges from the shadows to take his role as one of Norman Osborn's Dark Avengers, Wolverine's worst fears may now be coming to life ‹ only in a way he never expected! Collecting WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #31-36.

144 pages, $15.99.

X-MEN: MANIFEST DESTINY TPB

Written by JASON AARON, JAMES ASMUS, MIKE CAREY & FRANK TIERI Penciled by STEPHEN SEGOVIA, PACO DIAZ LUQUE, JORGE MOLINA, ARDIAN SYAF, MICHAEL RYAN, CHRIS BURNHAM, TAKESHI MIYAZAWA & BEN OLIVER Cover by MICHAEL TURNER

When you move, you have to take your baggage with you. Joining the rest of the X-Men, Wolverine makes the trek to their new home in San Francisco, California. For much of his life, Logan's past has been a mystery, but now, after regaining his memories, Wolverine has more baggage than he can carry. Upon arriving, Logan goes to the center of San Francisco's legendary Chinatown to resolve a mysterious incident from his past. Although his last visit to the neighborhood was a full 50 years ago, Wolverine isn't the only one who remembers. As another piece of his violent past is unearthed, the mutant finds himself facing off against the deadly Black Dragon Death Squad. Collecting WOLVERINE: MANIFEST DESTINY #1-4, X-MEN MANIFEST DESTINY: NIGHTCRAWLER #1 and X-MEN: MANIFEST DESTINY: ICEMAN, NIGHTCRAWLER, BOOM-BOOM & AVALANCHE.

200 pages, $24.99.

X-MEN LEGACY: SALVAGE TPB

Written by MIKE CAREY Penciled by SCOT EATON & PHIL BRIONES Cover by LEE BERMEJO

Xavier's journey comes to an end! It's the moment readers have been waiting for: Rogue makes her return to the pages of X-Men! But while Xavier seeks out Rogue, who ‹ or what ‹ is searching for him? Hunter becomes hunted and friend becomes foe in a story that will change your favorite Southern Belle forever. Rogue fans: Do not miss this story! Plus: It's the confrontation Xavier's been dreading: a sit-down with his half-brother, the unstoppable Juggernaut! And finally, Professor X's odyssey brings him full circle as he answers a call from the Acolytes. But what do they want? Revenge? Or a new leader? Xavier's LEGACY journey ends here! Collecting X-MEN LEGACY #219-225.

168 pages, $19.99.

X-FACTOR VOL. 7: TIME AND A HALF TPB

Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO & MARCO SANTUCCI Cover by DAVID YARDIN

As the world's only mutant detective agency, X-Factor Investigations welcomes all cases. No mystery is too weird for Jamie Madrox, a.k.a Multiple Man, and his crack team of strangely gifted compatriots. But while fighting to save the planet and the remnants of the decimated mutant race, the members often neglect the problems in their personal lives. When this negligence leads to a heartbreaking loss, the team splinters. While Siryn throws herself into a difficult new case involving assassination and a seeming time paradox, Madrox has a different agenda. After relinquishing his leadership, Multiple Man begins a journey to find the answers he needs to feel whole again. His quest brings him to the scene of an unlikely crime, where a chance encounter with a crazed gunman and a familiar priest results in a reunion with someone he thought lost forever. What follows is a battle in a strange land, a rebellion whose repercussions may just change the course of mutant history. Is Madrox up to the task at hand? Or has his losing streak just begun? Collecting X-FACTOR #39-45.

168 pages, $19.99.

MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 TPB

Written by FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by KEV WALKER Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM

Run for your lives! The marvel zombies are invading our world! The flesh-eating inhabitants of a parallel world have come to Earth, aiming to spread their virus in a full-scale biological invasion. Interdimensional defense agency A.R.M.O.R. recruits Aaron Stack ‹ the joke-spewing, multiple-weapon wielding Machine Man ‹ to travel to the zombie-infested world with his long-lost robot love, the Mighty Avenger known as Jocasta. The squabbling duo only has eight hours to obtain the blood needed to create an anti-zombie serum and defeat the undead epidemic. But if they don't make it back in time, the Earth as we know it is doomed ‹ especially as a zombie lurks within A.R.M.O.R.'s own secret headquarters! Collecting MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 #1-4.

112 pages, $15.99.

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

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI Penciled by TRAVEL FOREMAN, TONCI ZONJIC, TIMOTHY GREEN II, JUAN DOE, KANO & DAVID LAPHAM Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

Escape from the Eighth City...escape from Hell! K'un-Lun is the majestic city of otherworldly kung-fu champions, the spiritual home of the Iron Fist and a repository of centuries-old wisdom. But for many of those centuries, K'un-Lun's leaders have used the Eighth City ‹ a secret plane with only one way in and no way out ‹ as a dumping ground...to offload their murderers, monsters and demons. But as Danny Rand has just learned, it has also been the prison of K'un-Lun's political prisoners. And this is a historical shame that cannot stand. The current regime of K'un-Lun has sent Rand and his band of immortal fighters from the Seven Cities to recover the political prisoners ‹ including perhaps the very first Iron Fist ‹ but it is a death mission for which there may be no return...or salvation! Collecting IMMORTAL IRON FIST #22-27.

168 pages, $14.99.

X-MEN: WORLDS APART TPB

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST Penciled by DIOGENES NEVES Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL

Can the Queen of Wakanda weather this storm? Life is never easy for a member of the X-Men, but for Ororo Iqadi T'Challa ‹ the mutant known as Storm ‹ it's even tougher, since she is also the queen of the African nation of Wakanda. When Ororo is called away from her duties with the X-Men to deal with a murder in Wakanda, she finds her former student, Nezhno, faced with seemingly airtight murder charges. Storm remains suspicious, however, and her fears are confirmed when her husband, the Black Panther, returns, speaking harsh words against his bride. As the Panther moves against her, Storm is confronted with the terrible truth: One of the X-Men's most fearsome enemies has returned -- the devious telepath known as the Shadow King ‹ and he's gunning for Ororo on all fronts. Plus, relive the beginnings of the Black Panther and Storm romance with reprints of landmark issues MARVEL TEAM-UP #100 and BLACK PANTHER #26. Collecting X-MEN: WORLDS APART #1-4.

128 pages, $15.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY JMS ULTIMATE COLLECTION BOOK 2 TPB

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR. & JOHN ROMITA SR. Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL

Marvel Comics presents another volume of Amazing Spider-Man tales by writer J. Michael Straczynski and artist John Romita Jr., featuring Spider-Man at his very best ‹ continuing to protect innocent citizens from harm, even as he struggles to keep his personal life together. Peter Parker always believed the radioactive spider-bite that granted him his powers was an accident. Now, the mysterious Ezekiel offers Peter a shockingly different explanation! Next, Peter's career as a teacher intersects with his life as Spider-Man in a touching story about family devotion. Then see the web-slinger team up with Iron Man, Captain America and others to battle a group of monsters set on destroying New York City! Volume also includes the historic 500th issue featuring artwork by legendary Spidey artist John Romita Sr.! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #46-58 & #500-502.

424 pages, $34.99.

GHOST RIDER: DANNY KETCH CLASSIC VOL. 1 TPB

Written by HOWARD MACKIE Penciled by JAVIER SALTARES & MARK TEXEIRA Cover by JAVIER SALTARES

1990: The debut of Danny Ketch as the Spirit of Vengeance ‹ with menace, misfortune and mystery waiting for him! After an origin whose full implications remain unrevealed to this day, the Ghost Rider goes flaming head-first into a gang war between the Kingpin and his conjuring competitor, Deathwatch! Plus: the bite of Blackout, the menace of Masque's Morlocks and more! The Scarecrow makes his move into horror comics, while Flag-Smasher joins a war effort...to start one! Guest-starring the X-Men and the Punisher! Collecting GHOST RIDER #1-10.

264 pages, $29.99.

THE 'NAM VOL. 1 TPB

Written by DOUG MURRAY Penciled by MIKE GOLDEN & WAYNE VANSANT Cover by MICHAEL GOLDEN

Don't worry about choosing sides, because this far into the heart of darkness, things get pretty gray. Follow Private Ed Marks and his fellow soldiers through a jungle of blood, lies, betrayal and valor. It's the war that defined a generation, where the heroes may not be super, but they're all too human. Collecting THE 'NAM #1-10.

248 pages, $29.99.

TERROR, INC. - APOCALYPSE SOON TPB

Written by DAVID LAPHAM Penciled by KOI TURNBULL Cover by JELENA KEVIC DJURDJEVIC

Ol' Skullface sings again! Our charming Mr. Terror ­ the cursed, undead, rotting, immortal entrepreneur ­ is back in action! Brutally ripping off his own limbs and "borrowing" other people's body parts comes in so very handy for the lucrative purposes of assassination, espionage, and other sticky situations. Business is truly recession-proofŠbut is it plague-proof? Terror better hope so when he agrees to recover a weaponized virus from Middle Eastern terrorists ­ just one of those odd jobs the unique Mr. Terror is so well suited for. Writer David Lapham (Stray Bullets) brings you another bloody, gruesome, hilarious, ultraviolent adventure in the MAX vein, with jaw-dropping art by Koi Turnbull (Fathom)! Collecting TERROR, INC. - APOCALYPSE SOON #1-4.

104 pages/Explicit Content Š$14.99.

SKY DOLL VOL. 1 TPB

Written by BARBARA CANEPA & ALESSANDRO BARBUCCI Story by BARBARA CANEPA & ALESSANDRO BARBUCCI Art and Cover by ALESSANDRO BARBUCCI & BARBARA CANEPA English Adaptation by C.B. CEBULSKI

Marvel Comics presents the internationally acclaimed best-seller! Meet Noa, a so-called Sky Doll; a life-like female android without rights, who exists only to serve the State's needs and desires. But when Noa meets two so-called "missionaries" who aid in her escape from her tyrannical master, all hell breaks loose for our cyborg siren as she uncovers clues that she may be much more than just robotic toy. Collecting SOLEIL: SKY DOLL #1-3.

144 pages/Mature Š$19.99.

FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: WALTER SIMONSON VOL. 3 TPB

Written by WALTER SIMONSON Penciled by WALTER SIMONSON, ARTHUR ADAMS & GRACINE TANAKA Cover by WALTER SIMONSON

After the past, present and future, what's left but the end of the universe? Back from dinosaur days, the FF are themselves targeted for extinction ‹ but will a new FF render them obsolete? Cross-genre champions face alien invaders at the center of the Earth, as only Walter Simonson could conceive it! Then, team members get medical treatment from none other than Doctor Doom, whose split-second war with Mister Fantastic leads the Time Variance Authority to rear their faceless heads! Guest-starring Ghost Rider, the Hulk, Spider-Man and Wolverine! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #347-350 and #352-354.

184 pages/Rated A Š$19.99.

ESSENTIAL MOON KNIGHT VOL. 3 TPB

Written by DOUG MOENCH, STEVE RINGGENBERG, ALAN ZELENETZ, TONY ISABELLA, CHRIS WARNER, MARY JO DUFFY, JIM OWLSLEY, ANN NOCENTI, MICHAEL CARLIN, ROGER STERN, ROBERT INGERSOLL & CHUCK DIXON Penciled by KEVIN NOWLAN, TERRY AUSTIN, MICHAEL HERNANDEZ, MARC SILVESTRI, BO HAMPTON, RICHARD HOWELL, BOB MCLEOD, CHRIS WARNER, LARRY HAMA, ALAN KUPPERBERG, MARK BEACHAM, BRENT ANDERSON, JUDITH HUNT, BILL REINHOLD, BOB HALL, MIKE GUSTOVICH & SAL VELLUTO Cover by CARL POTTS

Night falls, the Moon Knight rises, and neither sorcery, science, nor mortal sin can win against him! Battles with Bushman and Morpheus, the Fly and the Raptor, plus hero vs. hero, the moon against the darkness, when the Fist of Khonshu battles the Hand of Darkness: The Shroud! Tales from not one, not two, but THREE monthly series, plus more! Guest-starring the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Spider-Man, and Dr. Strange! Collecting MOON KNIGHT #31-38 & #1-6 (1985), MARVEL FANFARE #30 & #38-39, SOLO AVENGERS #3 and MARVEL SUPER-HEROES #1.

528 pages, $19.99.




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