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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2010

MARVEL COMICS FOR MAY

HEROIC AGE MAGAZINE #1

Covers by Jim Cheung.

Marvel's heroes have seen their darkest days, but today a new light springs forth in the Marvel Universe. The Heroic Age starts here! This giant magazine features all of the behind-the-scenes details that fans are dying to know about the development of the Heroic Age and the future of all of Marvel's biggest guns. New heroes! New villains! New team rosters! And new series! It's a new age and it's all right here! Featuring creator interviews, artist sketchbooks and reprinting some of the most exciting adventures ever told!

104 pages, $9.99.

ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN/WOLVERINE #1

Written by JASON AARON, pencils & Cover by ADAM KUBERT Foilogram Variant Cover by ADAM KUBERT

THE HEROIC AGE IS HERE! Spider-Man and Wolverine! Everyone's favorite wise-cracking web-spinner and ferocious furball come together in their first major series ever! The super-star creative team of Jason Aaron (WOLVERINE: WEAPON X, PUNISHERMAX) and Adam Kubert (ULT. FANTASTIC FOUR, X-MEN) send Spidey and Wolvie to the edges of the Marvel Universe as they face such awful beings as The Czar, Big Murder and Doom the Living Planet! But who is the major Marvel villain pulling the strings? And can Spidey & Wolvie refrain from killing one another long enough to find out?

32 pages, $3.99.

ASTONISHING X-MEN: XENOGENESIS #1

Written by WARREN ELLIS , art and cover by KAARE ANDREWS Foilogram Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

The superstar team of Warren Ellis and Kaare Andrews (SPIDER-MAN: REIGN) take X-Men into the Heroic Age! Something's hap, pening in the tiny East African city of Mbangwi. Something that requires immediate investigation. A newborn sprouts metal electrodes and explodes, taking out an entire hospital. Is this the first wave of mutant rebirth that the X-Men have been praying for...or something very, very different? Something sinister?

40 pages, $3.99.

MARVEL HER-OES #2

Written by GRACE RANDOLPH Art by CRAIG ROUSSEAU Cover by SARA PICHELLI

Janet van Dyne's going through a bit of a teenage crisis. She has no boyfriend, her grades are tanking, and she doesn't quite fit into the high school scene. Oh, and she can shrink down to the size of a wasp, sprout wings and fly on a moment's notice! It's a hard knock life for the girl under the popular radar, until she realizes the Queen of Cool herself, Namora, has got some skills of her own. Meanwhile seems like Janet's peace-lovin' gal pal, Jenny, has got some issues maintaining the peace. Forget Geometry class, Jenny needs to enroll in Anger Management Advanced... before Janet and Namora get caught in some hulked-up destruction!

32 pages, $3.99.

GIRL COMICS #3

Written by COLLEEN COOVER, KELLY SUE DECONNICK, ABBY DENSON, LEA HERNANDEZ, MARJORIE LIU, ANN NOCENTI, CARLA SPEED MCNEIL & MORE , penciled by COLLEEN COOVER, MOLLY CRABAPPLE, CARLA SPEED MCNEIL, EMMA VIECELI & MORE Cover by JO CHEN

The final issue is here, and you won't want to miss out on the event of the year comes as these acclaimed creators take on everything from Marvel romance to Marvel horror! Join the celebration with veteran creators of both classic Marvel and indie comics, including Marjorie Liu (DARK WOLVERINE), Ann Nocenti (DAREDEVIL) and Carla Speed McNeil (Finder).

48 pages, $4.99.

DAZZLER #1

Written by JIM MCCANN , pencils & Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY

She's survived Necrosha, but how can Dazzler defend herself against the onslaught of villains from her past that have targeted her all at once?! Dr. Doom!  The Enchantress! And Rogue?!  And what's worse--they are led by her murderous sister, MORTIS!  This is no family reunion, but the disco-ball shattering showdown you've been waiting for! Will Alison Blaire survive this blood-soaked trip down memory lane? Find out in this special by fan-favorites Jim McCann (NEW AVENGERS: THE REUNION) and Kalman Andrasofszky (CAPTAIN AMERICA)!

48 pages, $4.99.

RESCUE #1

Written by KELLY SUE DECONNICK , penciled by TBA Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

Spinning out of the Eisner-winning INVINCIBLE IRON MAN! When Tony Stark needed to save Pepper Potts' life, he gave her the Iron Man treatment -- with a repulsor chest implant and a suit of armor to call her own! Pepper went on to become Rescue, one of the heroes of the fan-favorite, critically acclaimed arc WORLD'S MOST WANTED! Now see one of Rescue's incredible solo adventures, as Pepper Potts lets loose with her bleeding-edge suit and her astonishing power!

32 pages, $3.99.

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER #1

Written by ROBIN FURTH & PETER DAVID , art and cover by SEAN PHILLIPS & RICHARD ISANOVE Variant Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE

A BOLD NEW CHAPTER IN STEPHEN KING'S THE DARK TOWER SAGA BEGINS HERE! Twelve years have passed since the fateful Battle of Jericho Hill and the fall of the gunslingers. Since the Affiliation's resistance against John Farson became little more than a faint memory. Since the friends that stood by young Roland Deschain burned to ash in the Good Man's razing of Gilead. But Roland survived...and now he stalks the desert, hunting the spectral Man in Black in his quest for the Dark Tower. Join Robin Furth, Peter David and Richard Isanove as they welcome superstar artist Sean Phillips (INCOGNITO) into the ka-tet of creators entrusted by Stephen King himself to bring the adult adventures of his most personal creation to life!

40 pages, $3.99.

STEPHEN KING'S N. THE COMIC SERIES #3

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM Art and Cover by ALEX MALEEV

STEPHEN KING PRESENTS A TERRIFYING TALE OF MAGIC AND MADNESS! Can you catch a mental illness the same way you can catch a cold? Until he met patient "N.", Doctor John Bonsaint would have said that such an idea was ridiculous. But following the suicide of his patient, Bonsaint is finding the curious case of "N." is plaguing him night and day. He begins exhibiting the same symptoms as "N."—insomnia, obsessive compulsive tendencies—and finds the questions of "N."s all-consuming condition. But how far down the rabbit hole will he follow his patient...and what monsters lie at the bottom? [Brought to life by MARC GUGGENHEIM (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and ALEX MALEEV (SPIDER-WOMAN).

32 pages, $3.99.

PHILIP K. DICK'S ELECTRIC ANT #2

Written by DAVID MACK , penciled by PASCAL ALIXE Cover by PAUL POPE

FROM THE MIND OF SCIENCE-FICTION LEGEND PHILIP K. DICK!!! David Mack and Pascal Alixe continue their charged and visually stunning adaptation of Philip K. Dick's Electric Ant! When most people have crises of identity, a therapist might advise them to look inside themselves for answers. But after Garson Poole, CEO of Tri-Plan Industries, wakes up in a hospital and is told he is not human, but, in fact, a robot known as an Electric Ant, he goes looking for answers by o, pening up his chest panel and literally looks inside himself. But what lies in there is more profound and terrifying than anyone is prepared for...

32 pages, $3.99.

ANITA BLAKE: CIRCUS OF THE DAMNED BOOK 1 #1

Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON & JESSICA RUFFNER , penciled by RON LIM Cover by BRETT BOOTH

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR LAURELL K. HAMILTON'S FAN-FAVORITE VAMPIRE HUNTER RETURNS! Anita Blake walked away from her last case with more than a few bruises--but those wounds are nothing compared to the scrapes that lie ahead in this blood-soaked adaptation of Hamilton's third erotic thriller. To find a killer targeting the undead, Anita must descend into the dangerous, supernatural demimonde operated by the master vampire Jean-Claude. It will take all of Anita's wits to survive THE CIRCUS OF THE DAMNED!

32 pages, $3.99.

THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #6

Written by ERIC SHANOWER , pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG Tie together a couple of sofas, a few palm leaves, a mounted deer's head, and what do you get? A flying machine! That's right. It's the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman's big escape from the Army of Revolt. But just when safety beckons, the Oz folks find they're headed for a crash. If only they could puzzle out the magic spell to make Dr. Nikidik's Patented Wishing Pills work!

32 pages, $3.99.

SENSE & SENSIBILITY #1

Written by NANCY BUTLER , pencils & Cover by SONNY LIEW Award-winning writer Nancy Butler, adapter of Marvel's best-selling adaptation of PRIDE & PREJUDICE, returns to Marvel with another Jane Austen classic: SENSE & SENSIBILITY! Alongside incredible artist Sonny Liew (My Faith in Frankie, Wonderland), Butler brings to life the world of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, two daughters without parents or means, forced to experience hardship, romance, and heartbreak, all in the hopes of achieving love and lasting happiness.

40 pages, $3.99.

HUSK #2

Written by STÉPHANE LOUIS Art and Cover by ARNAUD BOUDOIRON

If God created man in his image, and man created the Husk in his, what will the Husk create? The extraordinary next chapter in this French sci-fi masterpiece will answer that question and more. Outrageous new Husks, explosive action and epic battles define the second entry in the Husk mythology. When man plays God, history will be written...

48 pages, $5.99.

SKY DOLL SPACE SHIP #1

Written by ALESSANDRO BARBUCCI & BARBARA CANEPA , pencils by MATTEO DE LONGIS, CLAUDIO ACCIARI & PIERRE-MONY CHAN Cover by ALESSANDRO BARBUCCI & BARBARA CANEPA Variant Cover by PIERRE-MONY CHAN

Exceptional beings exist who possess the ability to take on any identity. Among them is Noa, the most famous last generation synthetic doll. Sky Doll Spaceship lifts the veil on some of her often very extravagant past experiences: call girl in the middle of the desert, sexy comic book heroin, limo driver, and finally, the normal (ironic, funny, sometimes melancholic) life of a doll on planet Papathea... Discover through new exciting tales of Sky Doll by Canepa & Barbucci featuring art by European superstars Matteo De Longis, Claudio Acciari and Pierre-Mony Chan (Spin Angels)!

40 pages, $5.99.

DEADPOOL #34

Written by DANIEL WAY, penciled by CARLO BARBERI Cover by JASON PEARSON Heroic Age Variant by TBA

"TRICKY," PART 1 Deadpool's been described as many things over the years, but "trendsetter"? That's a new one. Here he is, trying to get his hero on and guess what? Suddenly, everyone else is, too! Seems like everyone's wanting to jump on the Deadpool bandwagon lately, doesn't it?

32 pages, $2.99.

DEADPOOL CORPS #2

Written by VICTOR GISCHLER , pencils & Cover by ROB LIEFELD

‘POOLPOCALYPSE NOW: DISRESPECT YOUR ELDERS Tapped by the Elders of the Universe, The Deadpool Corps – Deadpool, Headpool, Kidpool, Dogpool and Lady Deadpool –embark on the universe-spanning mission that only they can accomplish.  If there's one thing Deadpool has learned, it's keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and your drinking buddies even closer than that.  Why fight the Champion when he can be the Deadpool Corps's new best pal?  

32 pages, $2.99.

DEADPOOL: MERC WITH A MOUTH #11

Written by VICTOR GISCHLER , penciled by BONG DAZO Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM

Zombie Ice Man is HUNGRY! And Zombie Firebird is feeling peckish too. Mmmmmmm. A Slice of Dr. Betty sounds good ... with a side of Bill, Agent of A.I.M. You really think Deadpool is gonna let that hap, pen? Cue gratuitous violence. Following Headpool's half-baked plan to get back to the "normal" universe, Deadpool and pals must first fight their way through the hungry of hungries. Which of Deadpool's compatriots gets zombie-fied? Tune in to find out.  Same Deadpool-time. Same Deadpool channel.

32 pages, $2.99.

DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #893

Written by ROB WILLIAMS , penciled by MATTEO SCALERA Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS Heroic Age Variant by MATTEO SCALERA

TEAM-UP WITH CAPTAIN BRITAIN - Special Relationship Cor Blimey guv'nor and, indeed, luv a duck. The fabled missing weapons haul of Captain Britain's old enemy Slaymaster has finally been discovered, which sends Deadpool, and every other mercenary with air miles to cash in, to jolly old England in pursuit of a VERY large payday. But Captain Britain isn't just going to let the deadly Slaymaster tech hit the o, pen market. That just wouldn't be cricket.

32 pages, $2.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 #2

Written by MARK MILLAR , pencils & Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

The Avengers have their first mission: track and neutralize the Ghost Rider for good. But they need one more recruit to help them do the job...and he's not so cooperative. How do you put down a HULK? Chuck a few tons of metal at him! War Machine and the newest HULK go head-to-head and it gets explosive. Hotshot creators MARK MILLAR and LEINIL YU bring you the next blazing chapter of ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT!

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS NEW ULTIMATES #2

Written by JEPH LOEB , pencils & Cover by FRANK CHO

The New Utimates finally take their place as the country's protectors, but they'll be tested like never before. Loki is back and unleashing his vengeance, Thor is forming dangerous liaisons with Hela, trolls and dragons are running amok through New York City, and the Defenders have some new and dangerous skills. Are the New Ultimates up to the challenge, even when a shocking betrayal rocks the team to its core?! It's a face-off with unimaginable stakes brought to you by the dream team of JEPH LOEB and FRANK CHO!

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #10

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS , pencils & Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE

It's the end of the road for Miss Kitty Pryde as the law comes to Midtown High School to take her away.  Will she go quietly into the night or will Peter Parker and his amazing friends come to her rescue?  The answer will surprise you.  Plus: the return of the Daily Bugle and J. Jonah Jameson, and the debut of an Ultimate villain that will take over Peter Parker's life in every way, shape and form.

32 pages, $3.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #631

Written by ZEB WELLS , pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO Heroic Age Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

"SHED" CONTINUES AND YOU NEED TO BE THERE!! As the deadly Gauntlet nears its end, Spider-Man and the Lizard battle to a standstill with family all that stands between Curt Connors and the greatest mistake of his life.

32 pages, $2.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #632

Written by ZEB WELLS , pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO Heroic Age Variant by TBA

"SHED" CONTINUES! Bite by bite. Shred by shred. The Lizard slithers his way through Spidey's life, destroying everything he...it...can. Plus, the Kraven family's scheming begins to come to fruition.

32 pages, $2.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #633

Written by ZEB WELLS , pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO Heroic Age Variant by TOM RANEY

"SHED" CONTINUES! The new brutal, reptilian reality threatens to take down Peter Parker and the very man who set these violent wheels in motion. The Lizard as you know him is gone...in its place something even more dangerous. The "Grim Hunt" can now begin...

32 pages, $2.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #37

Written by KARL KESEL & KURT BUSIEK , penciled by PAULO SIQUEIRA & PATRICK OLLIFE Cover by MARCOS MARTIN

REVEALED AT LAST -- SPIDER-MAN'S FIRST MEETING WITH CAPTAIN AMERICA! An Untold Tale of Spider-Man reveals the web-head's very first meeting with the Star-Spangled Avenger! Find out the secret history of how the Marvel Universe's two biggest icons save the world from the deadly brains of the ROGUE SCHOLARS!

48 pages, $3.99.

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-GIRL #1

Written by TOM DEFALCO , pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ

SPIDER-GIRL'S BACK–AND SHE'S BROUGHT THE PUNISHER WITH HER! As a gang war threatens to tear her world apart and her clone, the Venom-like hybrid April Parker adopts a deadly new identity, MayDay Parker's share of the old Parker luck gets cranked up to eleven when Frank Castle comes out of retirement! Meanwhile the daughter of Captain America is back on the streets of the MC2 Universe – in a world racked with crime and despair, can even AMERICAN DREAM keep hope alive? Here's your chance to get in on the ground floor and see why Spider-Girl has the most dedicated fans of all!

40 pages, $3.99.

THE MANY LOVES OF THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1

Written by CHRIS YOST, FRED VAN LENTE & ROGER STERN , pencils by MICHAEL RYAN, JAVIER RODRIGUEZ & MORE Cover by JASON LEVESQUE

Peter Parker may be short on luck but his life sure isn't short on beautiful, intelligent women and here, Marvel is proud to present three all-new tales of Spider-Man's greatest loves. First, Spider-Man finally strikes it rich thanks to the help of the beautiful Black Cat and superstar creators Chris Yost and Michael Ryan. But it's one payday he may live to regret. Then, Webhead stalwart Fred Van Lente teams with rising star Javier Rodriguez to take you back to a chance meeting between Carlie Cooper and Gwen Stacy--and how it changed their lives forever. Finally, legendary Amazing Spider-Man writer Roger Stern checks in on Mary Jane Watson. How is Peter's ex coping in a Spider-Man world?

48 pages, $3.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS: AMERICAN SON #1

Written by BRIAN REED , penciled by PHILIP BRIONES Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Heroic Age Variant by TBA

IN THE AFTERMATH OF SIEGE, AN OSBORN FALLS. Where does Norman Osborn's fall leave his son, Harry? In the wake of the Siege of Asgard and the dawn of a new Age of Heroes, the world finally knows what his father is – but what is Harry himself? And who has taken on the American Son armor? And what does GABRIEL STACEY have to do with it?! Brian Reed (MS. MARVEL) and Philip Briones (IRON MAN VS. WHIPLASH) have the answers in the story of a true AMERICAN SON.

40 pages, $3.99.

SPIDER-MAN: FEVER #2

Written by BRENDAN MCCARTHY , pencils & Cover by BRENDAN MCCARTHY FILE UNDER F FOR FAR OUT! 

Visionary creator Brendan McCarthy continues his surreal story as Dr. Strange journeys through bizarre dimensional realms in order to rescue Spider-Man's soul from a tribe of depraved spider-demons. Reading like a psychedelic mash-up of Steve Ditko, The Beatles and Tim Burton, this trippy adventure is another modern classic from The House of Ideas! 

32 pages, $3.99.

PETER PARKER #3

Written by BOB GALE , penciled by PATRICK OLLIFFE Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

With Spidey's popularity on the rise, will Mayor J. Jonah Jameson cross the line?! As Hizzonner and the Anti-Spider-Squad try to make their move against the Webbed Wonder, the New York Public has fallen in love with his fan club, the civic-minded SPIDER-GIRLS. Jonah finds himself ready to stop their rise...at any cost. But the fate of them all hangs on Spider-Man going on...gulp...a date!.

32 pages, $2.99.

WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #8

Written by FRED VAN LENTE & J.M. DEMATTES , penciled by PAUL AZACETA & VAL SEMEIKS Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC Heroic Age Variant by MIKE MCKONE

IN TIME FOR HEROIC AGE...A BOLD NEW ERA IN WEB OF SPIDER-MAN! With an Age of Heroes unfolding around him, Superhero-Critic-in-Chief, Mayor J. Jonah Jameson, finds himself the target of a vicious assassination plot courtesy of a pro-super human vigilante in THE EXTREMIST – PART 1!

40 pages, $3.99.

SPIDER-MAN MAGAZINE #11

Cover by MARK BROOKS

It's Spider-Man from cover to cover in the latest senses-shattering edition of the wall-crawler's very own ongoing magazine! In addition to full-length comic-book stories, this issue features puzzles, games, pinups and a pull-out poster.

96 pages, $6.99.

GALACTA: DAUGHTER OF GALACTUS #1

Written by ADAM WARREN Art by HECTOR SEVILLA LUJAN Cover by ADAM WARREN

Galactus is the terror of the universe, devouring planets and destroying civilizations as he goes—and a father to a growing daughter! Meet GALI, daughter of the infamous planet-eater GALACTUS and the WINNER of last year's MARVEL ASSISTANT- SIZED SPECTACULAR poll! Unlike her father, Gali has formed an affection for the planet Earth, and does her best to subsist only on invasive alien life-forms...but when her cosmic hunger begins growing out of control, can she hold herself back from a deadly binge? Featuring WOLVERINE, THOR, and the FANTASTIC FOUR, this collects the original Galacta short plus three Marvel Digital Comic Exclusive Galacta stories from writer Adam Warren (Empowered, Gen 13) and with stunning digital paints by artist Hector Sevilla Lujan!

48 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS #1

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS , pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. Variant by JOHN ROMITA JR. Variant by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Heroic Age Variant by GREG LAND

There came a day! A day unlike any other...where two of Marvel's top creators teamed up for the very first time to create a bombastic new monthly Marvel comic that not only ushers in the Heroic Age of Marvel Comics but unleashes onto the world the most blockbuster Avengers team ever! Who will answer the call? And will they assemble just in time...because Kang the Conqueror is here from the future. And wait till you find out why...! Bonus back up feature: the oral history of the Avengers, part one. A brand new illustrated look at the Avengers in a way you have never seen before by series writer Brian Michael Bendis.

32 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #1

Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, ROB LONDON, MICHAEL HOSKIN, RONALD BYRD, MARKUS RAYMOND, MADISON CARTER, GABRIEL SHECHTER, KEVIN GARCIA, SEAN MCQUAID, MIKE O'SULLIVAN, CHRIS BIGGS & JACOB ROUGEMONT Select Character Artwork by GUS VAZQUEZ Cover by MIKE MCKONE

The Official Handbook continues to soar during 2010's Heroic Age with an update for all things Avengers, featuring Captain America (Rogers) and Thor! In-depth profiles on the good: Bengal, Black Knight (Percy), Komodo, Whiz Kid and Prodigy! The bad: Proctor, Super-Adaptoid, the Dark Avengers & the Ragnarok clone! And everyone in between: Arkon, Trauma, Bova, Young Masters, and the Phone Ranger?! Featuring ORIGINAL ART for dozens of characters! Avengers Assemble!

64 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS SPOTLIGHT #1

Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

Marvel begins a new Heroic Age of Avengers action in May, with the first issues of Brian Michael Bendis' AVENGERS and Ed Brubaker's SECRET AVENGERS leading the way! To celebrate this new Heroic Age for Earth's Mightiest Heroes, we want all SPOTLIGHT faithful to assemble for a double-sized extravaganza jam-packed with inside information, interviews, preview art and some very special surprises. This month's SPOTLIGHT is all things Avengers: Who survived SIEGE? Which heroes passed the Initiative? What's up with Luke Cage and his renegade Avengers? What's life like in a post-Dark Reign world? And where doe Steve Rogers fit into all of this? If you are a fan of the Avengers -- old school or new -- this is a must-buy piece of Marvel memorabilia!

64 pages, $3.99.

ATLAS #1

Written by JEFF PARKER , penciled by GABRIEL HARDMAN & CHRIS SAMNEE Cover by TERRY DODSON Women of Marvel Variant by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC Heroic Age Variant by CHRIS STEVENS THE HEROIC AGE IS HERE

It's the Agents you love, in an ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! Someone has come to ATLAS looking for answers to some very strange questions, and on his trail is a danger of a new level. Marvel's Rat Pack are back to solve the mystery behind THE 3-D MAN. The star team of Jeff Parker and Gabriel Hardman return to take Jimmy Woo's agents to the weirdest and most fantastic heights yet!

40 pages, $3.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #606

Written by ED BRUBAKER , penciled by BUTCH GUICE Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Heroic Age Variant by BUTCH GUICE

Acclaimed artist Butch Guice joins award-winning writer Ed Brubaker as the summer begins with a blast from the past! Zemo returns to finish the job his father started -- Killing Bucky!

40 pages, $3.99.

BLACK WIDOW #2

Written by MARJORIE LIU , art and cover by DANIEL ACUĄA Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Heroic Age Variant by TBA

The deadliest hero from IRON MAN 2, INVINCIBLE IRON MAN and CAPTAIN AMERICA fights for her life! Somebody wants the super-spy codenamed the Black Widow dead...and they came damn close! Now Natasha Romanoff, recovering and angry, chases the trail with fatal skill! What do her friends Iron Man, Wolverine and Daredevil know about her would-be killer...and why won't they help her?

32 pages, $2.99.

DAREDEVIL: CAGE MATCH #1

Written by ANTONY JOHNSTON , pencils by SEAN CHEN Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Before the Shadowland comes, we look back at a bit of brutal history between Luke Cage and Daredevil, revealing a mutual respect that may soon be torn asunder.

32 pages, $2.99.

DOOMWAR #4

Written by JONATHAN MABERRY , penciled by SCOT EATON Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. Heroic Age Variant by KHOI PHAM

So far, Doctor Doom has won every round. With an army of indestructible shock troops, a horde of enhanced super-villains, and a new and terrifying level of personal power at his disposal, Doom is ready to crush the Fantastic Four, Storm and the Panthers for good. The only chance our heroes have to survive Doom's deadly game is to change the rules. Enter: Deadpool.

32 pages, $3.99.

FANTASTIC FOUR #579

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN , penciled by NEIL EDWARDS Cover by ALAN DAVIS Heroic Age Variant by GEOF DARROW

Faced with the death of imagination and growing pandemic of tomorrow fear, Reed Richards takes the future of discovery into his own hands. Think the world is a bad place, everything is going to hell, and the end times are surely around the corner? Try reading the World's Greatest Comic Magazine.

32 pages, $2.99.

AGE OF HEROES #1

Written by KURT BUSIEK, RICK REMENDER, PAUL CORNELL & DAN SLOTT , penciled by MARKO DJURDJEVIC, CHRIS SAMNEE, LEONARD KIRK & MORE! Cover by GREG TOCCHINI Heroic Age Variant by MIKE PERKINS Eisner-winner & fan-favorite KURT BUSIEK RETURNS TO MARVEL!

The Heroes are restored to their rightful place in this new era, and the world is safer for them. They defeated Osborn & his Siege on Asgard, now they have one last foe to face: the Mayor of New York -- J. Jonah Jameson! Also, MI13 come to the US, but one of them isn't leaving--they are defecting to the AVENGERS?! Plus Dr. Voodoo's Sorcerer Supreme duties infringe on "date night" and how much trouble can Spider-Man get into in one day? The answer: A LOT!

40 pages, $3.99.

ENTER THE HEROIC AGE #1

Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE, JEFF PARKER, KELLY SUE DECONNICK, & JIM MCCANN , penciled by MIKE MCKONE, GABRIEL HARDMAN, DAVID LOPEZ, KEV WALKER & MORE! Cover by BRYAN HITCH

The Marvel Universe Starts Here! Five killer creative teams present the dawning of five all-HEROIC ongoing series. Who will answer the call to rise up and defend the world? The answers are in these pages exclusively!

48 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS: THE ORIGIN #2

Written by JOE CASEY , pencils & Cover by PHIL NOTO Heroic Age Variant by SALVADOR LARROCA

The historic first gathering of Earth's Mightiest Heroes continues here...chockfull of previously unknown details!  As Loki's plans escalate, five disparate heroes -- Iron Man, Thor, Ant-Man, the Wasp and the Hulk -- are caught up in events that just may be beyond their comprehension!  How do people react to these strange beings working together?  With guns drawn, that's how!

32 pages, $3.99.

HEROIC AGE: PRINCE OF POWER #1

Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE , penciled by REILLY BROWN Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

The Lion of Olympus has fallen. And as the Heroic Age dawns, the Golden Mace of Hercules passes to a new Prince of Power...who just hap, pens to be Herc's best friend, Korean-American kid genius, Amadeus Cho. But when Amadeus finally reveals what he plans to do with his new power, the heavens themselves may shatter as Marvel's mightiest pantheons are shaken to the core! And wait a minute...what's THOR doing on the cover of this book? Fan fave writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente and beloved "Thorcules" artist Reilly Brown bring the thunder with the next essential chapter in the mind-blowing, heart-wrenching, and gut-busting epic that is the "INCREDIBLE HERCULES" experience!

40 pages, $3.99.
HULK #22

Written by JEPH LOEB , pencils & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS Variant Cover by TBD

WORLD WAR HULKS BEGINS! The FALL is over. Long wage the WAR. Red Hulk and Banner have failed, and their worst nightmares have come to kill them. Will they die fighting M.O.D.O.K. and his army of Hulks, or die by the hands of the Hulked-Out Heroes? Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness begin the end in this first chapter of WORLD WAR HULKS.

32 pages, $3.99.

INCREDIBLE HULK #609

Written by GREG PAK , penciled by PAUL PELLETIER Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. Variant Cover by TBD PLUS Son of Hulk Backup story by SCOTT REED & TBD

WORLD WAR HULKS CONTINUES! "Planet Hulk" was big.  "World War Hulk" was bigger.  Now with "World War Hulks," the Marvel Universe explodes with the biggest emotional story ever to hit Bruce Banner and the Incredible Hulk!   Following the mindbending twist ending of "Fall of the Hulks," everything Bruce Banner knows has been turned upside-down -- and everything he's ever desired may be just a heartbeat away.   Skaar, Son of Hulk, enters his most brutal battle, Bruce Banner faces his greatest temptation, and the secret identity of a certain scarlet smasher is finally revealed!

40 pages, $3.99.

FALL OF THE HULKS: THE SAVAGE SHE-HULKS #3

Written by JEFF PARKER , penciled by SALVA ESPIN Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL Heroic Age Variant by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL

The WORLD WAR HULKS battle lines are being drawn; whose side are the SHE-HULKS on? Will the Sensational, Savage, and Red She-Hulks choose their allies wisely, or will the list of Marvel's Gamma-Girded Girls go from THREE...to NONE? By the indomitable team of Jeff Parker (FALL OF THE HULKS: ALPHA, HULKED-OUT HEROES, ATLAS) and Salva Espin (INCREDIBLE HERCULES)!

32 pages, $3.99.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #26

Written by MATT FRACTION , art and cover by SALVADOR LARROCA Heroic Age Variant by TBA

In the wake of this summer's hit IRON MAN 2, the brand-new storyline STARK: RESILIENT continues! The Hammer Girls unleash DETROIT STEEL on a world hardly ready for that much metal and chrome, and God help anyone that gets in his way. Tony keeps sifting through the ashes of his old life and tries to rebuild who he is and what he does. Rhodey struggles to be a man of war in a peacetime empire. And, oh yeah -- more of that amazing new suit of armor...

32 pages, $2.99.

IRON MAN NOIR #2

Written by SCOTT SNYDER , penciled by MANUEL GARCIA Cover by MIKE FYLES

In 1938 New York City, when the country is at the brink of war, Tony Stark has discovered something that could turn the tide...and save his life. The plot thickens as Tony and his crew take to the high seas in search of the Lost City of Atlantis, with the Nazis hot on their heels. Scott Snyder and Manuel Garcia reimagine classic Marvel characters as they've never been seen before, in the second issue of a pulp thrill ride you won't want to miss!

32 pages, $3.99.

IRON MAN: EXTREMIS DIRECTOR'S CUT #1 & #2

Written by WARREN ELLIS , penciled by ADI GRANOV Cover by ADI GRANOV

It's the beginning of a new era for Iron Man as renowned scribe Warren Ellis joins forces with digital painter Adi Granov to redefine the armored avenger's world for the 21st century—a landscape of terrifying new technologies that threaten to overwhelm fragile mankind! What is Extremis, who has unleashed it, and what does its emergence portend for the world? This special reprinting of an already classic Iron Man tale comes packed with never-before-seen bonus material. Get a behind the scenes look at how this blockbuster tale was created with preliminary artwork, script pages, layouts and much more!

40 pages, $3.99.

IRON MAN: LEGACY #2

Written by FRED VAN LENTE , penciled by STEVE KURTH Cover by BRANDON PETERSON Heroic Age Variant by TBA

WAR OF THE IRON MEN! Tony Stark wages a one-man invasion of Transia to hunt down and destroy the renegade Iron Men, setting off an international conflagration that threatens to engulf his friends, his company, and everything he's worked for! All this sets the stage for a jaw-dropping, no-holds-barred, heavy-metal armored slugfest the likes of which you've never seen! When the mysterious source behind the Iron Men is revealed on the last page, you won't believe your eyes...and neither will Tony!

32 pages, $2.99.

NEW AVENGERS: LUKE CAGE #2

Written by JOHN ARCUDI , pencils & Cover by ERIC CANETE

A HERO FOR HIRE GOES BAD! What drove Luke Cage's old friend to a life of crime -- and who are the forces out to destroy North Philadelphia? As Cage's trip into his past continues, can he hold onto the man his family loves -- or will an old enemy push him over the edge?

32 pages, $3.99.

MARVEL ZOMBIES 5 #3

Written by FRED VAN LENTE , penciled by KANO Cover by LEONARD KIRK Heroic Age Variant by LEINIL YU

MACHINE MAN and friends get medieval on the hindquarters of the walking dead as they travel to the land of Camelot and the original BLACK KNIGHT to thwart an invasion of Avalon by an army of dark...uh, deadi...Er...corpses possessed by the power of the DARKHOLD to devour human flesh!

32 pages, $3.99.

ORIGINS OF MARVEL COMICS #1

Written by FRED VAN LENTE, JEFF PARKER & JIM MCCANN Art by JOHN ROMITA JR., LEINIL FRANCIS YU & ALAN DAVIS Cover by CHRIS STEVENS

An all-star lineup of creators brings you the origins of Marvel's greatest heroes! Short, accessible origin stories, all drawn by a roster of the hottest artists, including John Romita Jr., Leinil Francis Yu, Alan Davis and MORE! From the Avengers to the X-Men! From Iron Man, Thor, the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man to Hulk, Deadpool, Black Widow and the Punisher! They're all here!

32 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS, THOR & CAPTAIN AMERICA: OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1

Written by CHRIS BUCHNER, RONALD BYRD, RUSS CHAPPELL, MICHAEL HOSKIN, JACOB ROUGEMONT, AL SJOERDSMA, ROBERT J. SODARO, STUART VANDAL, KEVIN WASSER & JEPH YORK

The chronicle of the Marvel Universe returns as the All-New Official Index to the Marvel Universe delves into the history of three more of Marvel's most enduring titles! Return with us to the Silver and Golden Ages to we launch our coverage of the Avengers (from AVENGERS #1), Thor (from JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #83), and Captain America (from both CAPTAIN AMERICA #100 and 1941's CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1). Watch the Marvel universe's history unfold month by month as 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 #17

Written by RICK REMENDER , penciled by ROLANEL BOSCHI Cover by MIKE MCKONE Heroic Age Variant by TBA

Prelude to PAYBACK! Punisher: REBORN! In the past few months, Frank Castle has had his family desecrated by the Hood, been killed by Daken, been slashed to ribbons by The Hand, been hunted by Microchip's Deadly Dozen, and had a bounty placed on his head by Jigsaw. But now, The Punisher has made a list of his own. God help you if your name is on it. It's time for the rise of Frank Castle. It's time for PAYBACK.

32 pages, $2.99.

SECRET WARRIORS #16

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN , penciled by STEFANO CASELLI Cover by JIM CHEUNG Heroic Age Variant by MIKE PERKINS

It's the dramatic conclusion of WAKE THE BEAST! Leviathan and Hydra go to war. A betrayal from deep within Fury's organization. More clues to the Zodiac event... And the final fate of the man called Kraken.

32 pages, $2.99.

SECRET AVENGERS #1

Written by ED BRUBAKER , penciled by MIKE DEODATO Wraparound & Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Variant Cover by MIKE DEODATO Heroic Age Variant by TBA

Who are the Secret Avengers? Are they a covert team of heroes working the darkest corners of the globe to stop disaster? Are they part-spy, part-superhero? Are they XXXXXXX's newest idea to save the world...or all they all of the above? A new era begins as Marvel's hottest team takes a 21st century twist!

32 pages, $3.99.

SUPER HERO SQUAD #5

Written by TODD DEZAGO , pencils & Cover by LEONEL CASTELLANI

As Gamma Rays permeate the Marvel Universe, the SUPER HERO SQUAD find that they are not immune to the phenomenon when an anomalous Fractal puts the Hulk on everyone within it's range! Plus--Hulked-Out Super Hero Squad ANT-MAN and Hulked-Out Super Squad THOR meets Hulked-Out FIN FANG FOOM! Don't make them angry..You won't like any of the Squaddies if you make them angry!

32 pages, $2.99.

LOCKJAW & THE PET AVENGERS UNLEASHED #3

Written by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS , pencils & Cover by IG GUARA Variant Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA

There are worlds beyond our own. There are powers we don't understand. And there are pets that cannot be controlled. Are the Pet Avengers might enough to save the entire world from amazing creatures of myth?

32 pages, $2.99.

SPIDER-MAN #2

Written by PAUL TOBIN , penciled by MATTEO LOLLI Cover by KARL KERSCHL

When Shang-Chi, the Master of Kung Fu, comes to Midtown High, Peter Parker knows that trouble is probably coming along for the ride, but can even the amazing Spider-Man deal with feuding friends, a very unexpected new classmate, AND the villain known as Midnight, all at the same time? It's canine chaos and martial arts madness at its very best!

32 pages, $2.99.

SUPER HEROES #2

Written by PAUL TOBIN , penciled by RONAN CLIQUET Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

Who will be the new herald of Galactus? It seems the devourer of Worlds is in need of a new right hand and thousands of frenzied would-be-heralds are out to prove they are up for the task. Can Thor, Iron Man, the Black Widow and the Invisible Woman stem the tide of mayhem, and uncover the truth behind Galactus' call?

32 pages, $2.99.

THOR AND THE WARRIORS FOUR #2

Written by ALEX ZALBEN Cover and Art by GURIHIRU Hercules backup by COLLEEN COOVER

Who are the WARRIORS FOUR? What do they want with THE MIGHTY THOR, and his alien pal BETA RAY BILL? And how does a no-holds-barred stone throwing contest feature in all of this? The answers: 1) They're POWER PACK! 2)They want magical Golden Apples to save their grandmother's life, and 3)who doesn't like a good stone-throwing contest? The adventures of Power Pack continue as they reach Asgard, fight Dark Dwarves alongside Thor, and move one step closer to bringing about the end of everything they hold dear!

32 pages, $2.99.

THE TORCH #8

Written by ALEX ROSS & MIKE CAREY , penciled by PATRICK BERKENKOTTER Cover by ALEX ROSS

The Inhuman Torch is laying waste to New Berlin, and Jim Hammond, the original Human Torch, must oppose him in a final, irrevocable confrontation.  There's just one catch: Hammond is dying, barely able to stand, and the monster he faces can control all fires, including Hammond's own...

32 pages, $3.99.

THOR #610

Written by KIERON GILLEN Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE Cover by MICO SUAYAN Heroic Age Variant by TBA

THOR vs. THOR! Standalone issue! You've heard the word of mouth about Kieron Gillen's critically acclaimed run on THOR...now he teams with the legendary Doug Braithwaite (THOR: GOD-SIZED SPECIAL) to bring you the God of Thunder's fight of the decade! The Siege of Asgard has devastated the Shining City, and the Norse heroes have suffered tremendous losses...but the worst is yet to come! Taking advantage of the chaos, the insane clone of Thor called RAGNAROK comes to Asgard to kill Thor and all his kind! Will Ragnarok be the end of what little was able to survive the Siege?!

32 pages, $2.99.

THUNDERBOLTS #144

Written by JEFF PARKER , penciled by KEV WALKER Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Heroic Age Variant by LARRY STROMAN

THE HEROIC AGE IS HERE! The new era for Marvel's always-evolving, always controversial team kicks off here! It's a beginning, a return, a departure, and an arrival of a new artist (MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 & 4's Kev Walker) all rolled into one in a fresh, shocking status quo! The most dangerous people on Earth are now all in one hellish prison, and the only way out is through rehabilitation and contribution to society via The Thunderbolts...under the leadership of the steel-hard-skinned Avenger named Luke Cage! So bring on the first participants: Juggernaut! Crossbones! Ghost! Moonstone! And...Man-Thing? Against the sordid recent history of the group as a black ops kill squad, can Power Man restore the Thunderbolts to their rightful potential?

32 pages, $2.99.

REALM OF KINGS: SON OF HULK #4

Written by SCOTT REED , penciled by MIGUEL MUNERA Cover by ALEX GARNER

The SON OF HULK, the sinister visionary Hiro-Kala, learns that unlike his father, love, not anger, is his most dangerous emotion...for it is his love that will someday trigger an unstoppable, cosmic Armageddon! While this incredible prophecy forces him to make a shocking sacrifice, the Son of Hulk faces a brutal, final showdown that will shatter the past and future of Jarella's sub-atomic planet K'ai...and the entire Microverse! THE CONCLUSION of "THE CONQUEST OF JARELLA'S WORLD"

32 pages, $3.99.

VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT #8

Written by GREGG HURWITZ , penciled by TAN ENG HUAT Cover by BRYAN HITCH Heroic Age Variant by JOSH MEDORS

"KILLED, NOT DEAD," Part 2 It's crazy versus crazier when Moon Knight squares off against Deadpool! Herman Goncharenko lies at death's door, wasting away of cancer, but someone wants him killed, not dead. Someone desperate enough to hire the Merc with the Mouth to do the dirty deed.  Gonchrenko's only hope: the reformed Moon Knight. But is he in Deadpool's weight class? Heck, is anyone?

32 pages, $2.99.

THE THANOS IMPERATIVE: IGNITION #1

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING , penciled by BRAD WALKER Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT

Thanos is back! On one side you have the Marvel Universe's #1 threat! On the other: a dark new force determined to obliterate everyone! In the middle are the outnumbered and battle-hardened heroes that stand between us and complete decimation! A war has ignited which will combine the galaxy's most dedicated warriors with a collection of heroes that you never saw coming!

32 pages, $3.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA/BLACK PANTHER: FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS #2

Written by REGINALD HUDLIN , pencils & Cover by DENYS COWAN

For the first time ever, see the full story of the first meeting of Captain America and the Black Panther! It's a World War Two adventure featuring a young Steve Rogers, the Black Panther and Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos in combat with the nastiest Nazi villains in the Marvel Universe- Baron Strucker & the Red Skull!

32 pages, $3.99.

DEATHLOK #7

Written by CHARLIE HUSTON , penciled by LAN MEDINA Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

"THE GUNS AND THE NUMBERS" Something lurks within the tangled circuits and fibers and dead tissue of RoXXon Corp's greatest weapon, Deathlok the Demolisher. The fate of the world lies in the hands of two men blown to bits long ago on a battlefield: hotdog super soldier Lieutenant Mike Travers and the man who killed him, C.O. Luther Manning.  The future is coming.  No one gets out alive.

32 pages, $3.99.

UNCANNY X-MEN #524

Written by MATT FRACTION , penciled by TERRY DODSON Cover by ADI GRANOV Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH Heroic Age Variant by STEPHANE ROUX "SECOND COMING", CHAPTER SIX A beloved X-Man died defending Hope, the returned mutant "messiah." As they lay their comrade to rest, the remaining X-Men are left to question: Is she worth it?

32 pages, $2.99.

NEW MUTANTS #13

Written by ZEB WELLS , penciled by IBRAIM ROBERSON Cover by ADI GRANOV Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH Heroic Age Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER "SECOND COMING", CHAPTER SEVEN Nothing is going right for Cyclops, as he tries to prepare his army for war. The X-Men are falling apart at the seams. Schisms are forming regarding Hope and her importance while Bastion's spy continues to terrorize them from inside their own home.

32 pages, $2.99.

X-MEN LEGACY #236

Written by MIKE CAREY , penciled by GREG LAND Cover by ADI GRANOV Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH Heroic Age Variant by MIKE CHOI

"SECOND COMING", CHAPTER EIGHT Bastion's plan comes to fruition as an im, penetrable dome makes the Bay Area a prison. It's bad enough for the millions of humans, but it's even worse for the 98% of the world's mutants who live there.

32 pages, $2.99.

X-FORCE #27

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE , penciled by MIKE CHOI & SONIA OBACK Cover by ADI GRANOV Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH Heroic Age Variant by CLAY MANN

"SECOND COMING" CHAPTER NINE This is the end of the line. The horror of what the X-Men face is fully revealed, and the reality sets in...every single mutant on the planet is going to die. They cannot hold out any longer. And X-Force goes on their final mission.

32 pages, $2.99.

X-FACTOR #205

Written by PETER DAVID , penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO Cover by DAVID YARDIN Heroic Age Variant by TBA A SECOND COMING TIE-IN! The mutant hunter Bastion has sent the Mutant Response Division and the newly resurrected Bolivar Trask after X-Factor with one mission: Kill them all. And it seems thus far that all is going according to plan. Meanwhile in the jungles of South America, Strong Guy has to form an extremely unlikely alliance if he wants to save Monet from the MRD.  

32 pages, $2.99.

X-MEN: SECOND COMING -- REVELATIONS: BLIND SCIENCE #1

Written by SIMON SPURRIER , pencils by PAUL DAVIDSON Cover by GERALD PAREL

The X-Men are on the ropes, barely dodging a foe whose master plan has them fighting to survive. Discovering some suspicious activity just off the coast of their refuge, Utopia, the X-Men send their best and brightest to investigate, hoping to discover just what Bastion is plotting. However, the X-Club is in for more than they bargained for: namely, a trap designed just for them. Thrown into a war even worse than the one they're coming from, the X-Club is left to wonder: How do they get back to the X-Men? And just how do they figure into Bastion's master plan?

48 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN: SECOND COMING – REVELATIONS: HELLBOUND #1

Written by CHRIS YOST , pencils by HARVEY TOLIBAO Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Fighting for the future of mutantkind, the X-Men are locked in battle with Bastion, staving off his forces even by sacrificing themselves. When Magik is gravely injured in battle, she instinctively flees to the sanctuary of Limbo...only to fall into the clutches of a longtime adversary hoping to wrest the powerful Soulsword—and control of Limbo—from her grasp. Now, a small team of X-Men venture in after her, but they are met only by unexpected peril: a horde of demons out for blood, Magik nowhere in sight, and a concealed evil walking amongst them.

32 pages, $3.99.

WOLVERINE #900

Written by DAVID FINCH, C.B. CEBULSKI, DEAN MOTTER, MARC BERNARDIN, TODD DEZAGO & MATT YOCUM , penciled by DAVID FINCH, GREG SCOTT, POW RODRIX, JASON CRAIG & JAKE BILBAO Cover by DAVID FINCH

X-Man. Avenger. Soldier. And that's just the HALF of it. In this atomic-sized special, superstar David Finch leads a platoon of comic's most talented creators in giving the Canadian killer a 21-gun salute. Ninjas, bar-room brawls, Morlocks and pirates (yes, PIRATES!): this issue sees the most marvelous mutant of all put through the paces. And if five-all new tales of Snikt-tastic action wasn't enough, there's classic reprints featuring some of Logan's greatest hits!

104 pages, $4.99.

DARK WOLVERINE #86

Written by MARJORIE LIU & DANIEL WAY , pencils & Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA Heroic Age Variant by TBA

"RECKONING" PART 3 OF 4 For decades, Daken has waited for the moment that has now finally arrived. In one fell swoop, Daken plans to both destroy his father and achieve his destiny. The streets of Ankara run red with blood as Daken faces off against...Romulus!

32 pages, $2.99.

WOLVERINE ORIGINS #48

Written by DANIEL WAY , penciled by WILL CONRAD Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI Heroic Age Variant by TBA

"RECKONING," CONCLUSION Revenge. It is what has motivated Wolverine for over a century. But now, with that revenge within reach...is it really what he wants? More importantly, is it really what he needs? A new era begins as Wolverine finally considers his future instead of his blood-stained past.

32 pages, $2.99.

X-MEN ORIGINS: EMMA FROST #1

Written by VALERIE D'ORAZIO , penciled by KARL MOLINE Cover by BENJAMIN

Witness the birth of the White Queen! From the mousy girl from a rich New England family, to the rich and terrifying queen of a secret society to the leader of the X-Men, Emma has cut a powerful swath through the Marvel Universe. See her rise to power in this one-shot by up-and-comer Valerie D'Orazio and Karl Moline (LONERS, Buffy)!

48 pages, $3.99.

WOLVERINE: WEAPON X #13

Written by JASON AARON , pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY

The time-bending saga of the all-new Deathlok continues as Wolverine and Captain America fight for their lives against an army of cyborg assassins. Outnumbered and outgunned, our heroes turn to desperate measures but learn the hard way that when you tamper with the time stream, you better be ready to expect the unexpected.

32 pages, $3.99.

X-FACTOR FOREVER #3

Written by LOUISE SIMONSON , pencils by DAN PANOSIAN & ALUIR ALMANCINO Cover by DAN PANOSIAN 

If you can't trust a semi-autonomous battle cruiser from space to betray you to a bunch of alien gods, who CAN you trust? That's the question facing the mutant tyrant Apocalypse when Ship, the Celestial artifact-turned-X-Factor-HQ, develops sentience and starts reporting to its makers. What exactly has Ship told the omnipotent Celestials...and what does it all have to do with young Christopher Summers?

32 pages, $2.99.

X-MEN: PIXIE STRIKES BACK #4

Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN , penciled by SARA PICHELLI Cover by STUART IMMONEN

You can't pick your parents. And if you could, Pixie certainly wouldn't have picked Mastermind, the man who turned Jean Grey into the Dark Phoenix. But right now, that's the least of her problems. A giant demon named Saturnine has been using her Pixie dust to lull her fellow X-Men into submission and it's worked. Now he's one step away from all the power he needs to take control of the world. Can the fast-talking Welsh girl with wings possibly stop him?

32 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN FOREVER #23 & 24

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT , penciled by RODNEY BUCHEMI (#23) & TOM GRUMMETT (#24) Covers by TOM GRUMMETT

THE EXPLOSIVE CONCLUSION TO THE FIRST VOLUME OF THIS LANDMARK SERIES! The X-Men are up to their ears in the Consortium, the anti-mutant shadow government bent on eradicating all mutantkind. Still reeling from revelations of who is behind the mysterious organization, Cyclops, Jean, Beast, Kitty, Gambit, Lil' ‘Ro, Rogue, Kurt and Professor X must band together to ensure the survival of all mutants.

32 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN FOREVER GIANT-SIZE #1

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT , pencils & Cover by MIKE GRELL

Join two comic legends as they deliver an explosive confrontation between the X-MEN and the SHI'AR! Chris Claremont and Mike Grell pit the mighty Imperial Guard against Xavier's X-Men in an all-out battle! As the fighting rages on, questions mount—why have the Imperial Guard attacked? And what do they want from Xavier? Don't miss this explosive issue that will turn the X-MEN FOREVER UNIVERSE UPSIDE-DOWN!

48 pages, $3.99.

PUNISHER MAX #7

Written by JASON AARON , penciled by STEVE DILLON Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

"BULLSEYE," PART 2 Frank Castle is reeling, wounded and on the run like never before, all thanks to the psychotic assassin known as Bullseye.  What insanely murderous lengths will Bullseye go to in order to bring down his target?  And just how far over the edge is Frank willing to slip to stay alive?

32 pages, $3.99.

MILLAR & MCNIVEN'S NEMESIS #3

Written by MARK MILLAR , pencils & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN Variant by TBA

Don't worry, everyone. Nemesis has been captured and put in the highest security prison that America has to offer. Problem solved. Series over. What's that? It's only issue three? Uh-Oh! More shocking twists and turns from the masters of modern comic-book awesomeness Mark Millar (KICKASS, CIVIL WAR) and Steve McNiven (WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN, CIVIL WAR).

32 pages, $2.99.

DREAM LOGIC #1

Written by DAVID MACK , art and cover by DAVID MACK

This 48-page art book features a new story and art, a David Mack sketchbook, step-by-step art techniques with commentary, and loads of art and extras you've never seen before -- including figure drawings, a new tarot card set, new paintings and original scripts! Plus: art cut from the DVD documentary film on Mack's work, The Alchemy of Art: David Mack DVD, from Herovideoproductions.com.

48 pages, $5.99.




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