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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2010

MARVEL COMICS FOR MAY -- TRADE PAPERBACKS

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA TALES OF SUSPENSE VOL. 3 HC

Written by STAN LEE & LARRY LIEBER Penciled by JACK KIRBY, STEVE DIKTO, DON HECK & PAUL REINMAN Cover by JACK KIRBY

It's a jam-packed Tales of Suspense monster bonanza! And you know you can't keep a good monster down. No way, no how, and before they revolutionized the super hero set, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby made monsters their daily diet. Klaag. Oog. Bruttu. Monstrollo. Skyscraper-tall lumbering beasts from outer space; muck-covered monsters from the Savannah swamps; lost world anachronisms from beyond time; and they were all here to teach humanity a lesson, whether we liked it or not. And after Kirby scares you with his creatures from the id, Steve Ditko will tear at your conscience -- from the inside out—in tense suspense-thrillers cast with nervous-eyed dreamers and sweaty-palmed schemers, none of whom make it out with getting theirs. Each and every tale is executed by a master of storytelling -- by the talents that defined the comic book medium for a generation -- and each one is brought to you, gleamingly restored, in the fan-favorite Marvel Masterworks line! Collecting TALES OF SUSPENSE #21-31.

304 pages, $59.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: SGT. FURY VOL. 3 HC

Written by STAN LEE & ROY THOMAS Penciled by DICK AYERS Cover by JACK KIRBY

Report for duty! It's time for another Marvel Masterworks mission with Sgt. Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos! It's all-out action against the Axis powers, done in the Mighty Marvel Method as Fury and the Howlers protect the Manhattan Project and the atom bomb against Nazi spies and saboteurs; uproot an undercover agent who is none other than Red Skull; confront a traitor in their own ranks; and go mano-a-mano with Baron Strucker in a knock-down, drag-out fight battle in war-torn France. You'll also see revealed—for the first time—the origin of Nick Fury's eye-patch, follow Dum Dum Dugan as he goes it alone behind enemy lines, and experience the Allied push when Operation Overlord comes together on D-Day! Illustrated by the fightin' man's penciller, Dick Ayers, and scripted by Stan "The Man" and his armed-forces heir apparent, Roy Thomas, it's an all-out classic. Reserve your copy today or it's gonna be K.P. duty for you! Collecting SGT. FURY #24-32 & ANNUAL #2.

224 pages, $54.99

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 4 TPB

Written by STAN LEE & STEVE DITKO Penciled by STEVE DITKO & JOHN ROMITA Cover by STEVE DITKO & DEAN WHITE

Spinning Spidey's webs to greater and greater heights, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created an unabashed cultural phenomenon in The Amazing Spider-Man. Their blend of Peter Parker's everyday woes, mixed with his webslinging alter ego's super-heroic exploits, was something undeniably special. And after years of perfecting that formula, they unleashed their Spider-Man masterpiece—the Master Planner saga. Spidey roots out the secret hideout of the mastermind that has been terrorizing New York, but he won't take him down without a challenge. Buried under a mountain of machinery with the clock ticking and Aunt May's life on the line, Stan and Steve put Spider-Man through the most wrenching experience of his career and define a hero in the process. They'll also introduce you to Gwen Stacy for the very first time; show you around the campus at E.S.U.; and run the gamut from Kraven the Hunter to "Just a Guy Named Joe" before a new talent joins the Spider-Man family. The Jazzy One, John Romita, makes his Spider-Man debut! And oh, what a debut it is! His identity uncovered by the Green Goblin, Spidey finds himself fighting for his life only to discover the Goblin is none other than Norman Osborn. To top it off you'll get the Green Goblin's origin in an edge-of-your-seat Marvel classic, and, as an amazing never-before-seen bonus, the complete pencils to Amazing Spider-Man #31! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #31-40.

240 pages, $24.99

X-MEN: NATION X HC

Written by MATT FRACTION, SIMON SPURRIER, JAMES ASMUS, SCOTT SNYDER, C.B. CEBULSKI, BECKY CLOONAN, TIM FISH, JOHN BARBER, CHUCK KIM, GRACE RANDOLPH, COREY LEWIS, PETER MILLIGAN, ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA, JOE CARAMAGNA & IVAN BRANDON Penciled by GREG LAND, TERRY DODSON, DAVID LOPEZ, STEPHEN THOMPSON, BECKY CLOONAN, TIM FISH, GABRIEL HERNANDEZ WALTA, JAMES HARREN, COREY LEWIS, MIKE ALLRED, NIKO HENRICHON, HARVEY TALIBAO & RAEL LYRA Cover by ALAN DAVIS

A mutant nation has been created on UTOPIA, off the coast of California. But what does that mean to the X-Men? Magneto's return has stunned the X-Men, but that's not the only surprise they're in for as a herd of Predator X's come hungry for mutant tar tar.  The hits just keep on coming, but can the X-Men, still nursing their wounds from UTOPIA, deal with all this? What about when the island they call home begins to sink and Namor is the only one who can save the day? Plus: Jubilee returns to the X-Men, Gambit has trouble adjusting to life on Utopia, Northstar deals with the distance that island living necessitates and No-Girl has to save all the X-Men from a foe living right under their noses, Magik has banished Anole to Limbo, but why? And when a mystery strikes Utopia, who does Cyclops send to solve it?  DOOP! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN #515-522, DARK REIGN: THE LIST - X-MEN and NATION X #1-4.

344 pages, $34.99

CIVIL WAR: AVENGERS HC

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, BRIAN REED, CHRISTOS GAGE, DANIEL KNAUF, ED BRUBAKER & WARREN ELLIS Penciled by ALEX MALEEV, HOWARD CHAYKIN, LEINIL YU, OLIVIER COIPEL, PASQUAL FERRY, JIM CHEUNG, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, MIKE WIERINGO, GUISEPPE CAMUNCOLI, JEREMY HAUN, PATRICK ZIRCHER, LEE WEEKS, MIKE PERKINS & MARC SILVESTRI Cover by ADI GRANOV

Marvel's Civil War splits Earth's Mightiest Heroes down the middle! Which side will each of the New Avengers choose – and what will that choice cost them? Captain America goes underground, and Iron Man goes establishment – and while the two meet for an uneasy détente, the armored Avenger's villains decide that the time is ripe to strike! But even as Cap and the Winter Soldier fight for their rights from the shadows, a tragedy looms that will change the face of the Marvel Universe for years to come! Plus: Ms. Marvel takes on the toughest government job of all – training the young recruit AraĖa! Collecting NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI, NEW AVENGERS #21-25, MS. MARVEL #6-8, IRON MAN/CAPTAIN AMERICA: CASUALTIES OF WAR, IRON MAN #13-14, WINTER SOLDIER: WINTER KILLS, CAPTAIN AMERICA #22-25, CIVIL WAR: CONFESSION, CIVIL WAR: THE INITIATIVE and CIVIL WAR: FALLEN SON DAILY BUGLE SPECIAL.

552 pages, $39.99

SPIDER-MAN: THE REAL CLONE SAGA HC

Written by HOWARD MACKIE & TOM DEFALCO Penciled by TODD NAUCK Cover by PASQUAL FERRY

You've been asking for it...and now it's here: THE CLONE SAGA!!! Marvel's most controversial event of all time returns with a vengeance, presenting the Clone Saga as it was originally intended to be told! From the minds behind the crossover that changed comics forever and the artist that introduced Spider-Man to President Obama. Be here as Peter Parker's worst nightmare begins again...now with an ending you have to see to believe! Collecting SPIDER-MAN: THE CLONE SAGA #1-6.

144 pages, $29.99

SPIDER-WOMAN: AGENT OF S.W.O.R.D. GN-HC WITH MOTION COMIC DVD

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by ALEX MALEEV Cover by ALEX MALEEV

The team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev return to a Marvel comic for the first time since their Eisner award-winning run on Daredevil. Ripped from the pages of SECRET INVASION and NEW AVENGERS, this explosive chapter follows the new adventures of Jessica Drew aka Spider-Woman as she rediscovers her life in a world she did not make. INCLUDES A SPECIAL BONUS DVD OF THE SPIDER-WOMAN MOTION COMIC! Collecting SPIDER-WOMAN #1-7.

200 pages, $29.99

SPIDER-MAN: THE GAUNTLET VOL. 3 -- VULTURE & MORBIUS PREMIERE HC

Written by GREG WEISMAN, FRED VAN LENTE, MARK WAID & JOE KELLY Penciled by LUKE ROSS, JOE QUINONES, PAUL AZACETA & MAX FIUMARA Cover by MICHAEL LARK

The gauntlet rages on as Peter Parker meets the new VULTURE! Who is he? Why does he prey on the city's criminals? And what extreme circumstance could possibly make Spider-Man even consider allying with a creature this deadly? And if that's not bad enough, Fred Van Lente and Joe Quinones bring Spider-Man face-to-face with MORBIUS, The Living Vampire! Plus, since losing his legs in service to his country, Flash Thompson's not been deterred by his physical limitations. But even a hero can have his limits. Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #622-625 and material from WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #2 & #6.

128 pages, $19.99

HULK: FALL OF THE HULKS PREMIERE HC

Written by JEPH LOEB Penciled by ED MCGUINNESS & JOHN ROMITA JR. Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

The Fall of The Hulks begins here. The opening round: THE RED HULK VS. THE THING with Reed Richards' life at stake. When the Baxter Building is attacked by the all-new, all-deadly Frightful Four, who will save the Fantastic Four? How about THE RED HULK? Not a chance. Next up, it's THE RED HULK vs. THE UNCANNY X-MEN. Also, what do RED GHOST AND THE SUPER-APES want with Beast and The Black Panther? And in GAMMA, JEPH LOEB and original WORLD WAR HULK artist JOHN ROMITA JR. bring you the set-up to the event of 2010. With the Hulk family growing exponentially over the past year, it was only a matter of time before things came to a smashing head. Collecting HULK #19-21 and FALL OF HULKS: GAMMA.

112 pages, $19.99

INCREDIBLE HULK: FALL OF THE HULKS PREMIERE HC

Written by GREG PAK & JEFF PARKER Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

He's fought Thor, Black Bolt, the Juggernaut, and virtually every Avenger on the planet. But nothing's ever hit Bruce Banner as hard as "The Fall of the Hulks"! As the epic storyline unfolds, Bruce Banner makes the best and worst discovery of his life, Skaar, the savage Son of Hulk, finally shows his true colors, and a Green Goliath in purple pants takes on Doctor Doom himself! "Planet Hulk" writer Greg Pak teams up with fan favorite penciler Paul Pelletier to deliver massive revelations, shocking emotional twists, and epic smashing that will transform Bruce Banner's life forever. And in ALPHA, watch as M.O.D.O.K., The Leader, Mad Thinker, Egghead, Red Ghost and the Super-Apes, and Doctor Doom devise the perfect plan to take down the Hulk family. Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK #606-608 and FALL OF THE HULKS: ALPHA.

112 pages, $19.99.

ENDER'S GAME: WAR OF GIFTS PREMIERE HC

Written by JAKE BLACK & AARON JOHNSTON Penciled by TIMOTHY GREEN II, POP MAHN & JANICE PARKER Cover by PASQUAL FERRY

Collects four exciting stories in the Ender's Game universe! First up is a tale starring Ender's two younger siblings. Valentine learns of an injustice in her school, she wants to fight it. Enter Peter who guides his sister through the process of nonviolent influence, and sets the ball rolling for his plans to one day rule the world. Next, in WAR OF GIFTS, Zeck Morgan causes an uproar when he sees another student celebrating Christmas--seemingly violating Battle School's rules against religious practice. Then, Mazer Rackham, the only man ever to defeat the Formics, takes on a new enemy...the International Fleet itself! All this and more! Collecting ENDER'S GAME: RECRUITING VALENTINE, WAR OF GIFTS, MAZER IN PRISON and THE LEAGUE WAR.

120 pages, $24.99

ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE LAUGHING CORPSE BOOK 3 - EXECUTIONER PREMIERE HC

Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON & JESSICA RUFFNER Penciled by RON LIM Covers by HARVEY TOLIBAO

Current queen of the book charts and soon to be the star of her own television film, best-selling author Laurell K. Hamilton's vampire hunter continues to take comics by storm! As THE LAUGHING CORPSE enters its haunting final act, Anita Blake thinks she has the deadly voodoo priestess who's made her life hell dead to rights...but the necromancer is about to find out her nightmare's only just begun! Find out why everyone in America is talking about Anita! Collecting ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE LAUGHING CORPSE - EXECUTIONER #1-5.

112 pages, $19.99

SPIDER-MAN NOIR: EYES WITHOUT A FACE PREMIERE HC

Written by DAVID HINE & FABRICE SAPOLSKY Penciled by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

Peter Parker has a lot to be hopeful about. The Spider-Man is the beloved town hero; President Franklin D. Roosevelt is in the White House; the spiraling economy is on its first steps toward recovery; and with Norman Osborn out of the picture, organized crime in New York has lost its major player. But all is not well in 1934 America...dark forces are at play in the world, and a power vacuum in New York crime is quickly – and violently – being filled! Now Spider-Man must contend with a vicious new breed of killers, criminals, and maniacal death-dealers, reimagined from some of the greatest and deadliest foes of the Spider-Man! Collecting SPIDER-MAN NOIR: EYES WITHOUT A FACE #1-4.

112 pages, $19.99

KOOKABURRA K PREMIERE HC

Written by CRISSE, MITRIC & HICKS Penciled by HUMBERTO RAMOS Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

From beyond the farthest frontiers of any solar system explored by man, a destructive force is sweeping through the universe wiping Callystes, Dakoē, Lilith and Planet Earth from the stellar map. A rocket full of refugees hurtles through space with the letter "K" emblazoned on its side. On board the unlikely crew of seven children, several adults, an ancient wizard-knight and the ghost of a cyborg travel with a mysterious cargo that will alter their fates forever. Collecting KOOKABURRA K #1-3.

168 pages, $24.99

MARVEL 1602: SPIDER-MAN PREMIERE HC

Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by RAMON ROSANAS Cover by MICHAEL GOLDEN

A return to the acclaimed universe created by Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert picks up as THE SPIDER has reached manhood in the New World! The young nation has grown peacefully, but Norman Osbourne's treachery finds a way to spoil the peace and put Peter's life on a new course -- back to Europe. Jeff Parker joins artist Ramon Rosanas in the final story of the 1602 saga! Collecting SPIDER-MAN 1602 #1-5.

120 pages, $19.99

X-FACTOR: INVISIBLE WOMAN HAS VANISHED PREMIERE HC

Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by BING CANSINO & VALENTINE DE LANDRO Cover by ESAD RIBIC

X-Factor has relocated back to New York, and their first client is a keeper: Franklin Richards, whose mom has disappeared and who figures that the premiere detective agency in the Marvel Universe has the best chance of finding her. Except Reed Richards doesn't seem especially cooperative in helping them locate his missing wife. What is he hiding, and does it have anything to do with the coming Darkness? Meanwhile, Val Cooper has some bad news for Monet: Her ambassador father has been taken prisoner by terrorists, and she has less than 24 hours to find him before he winds up getting his head cut off on video. Collecting X-FACTOR #200-203.

112 pages, $19.99

INCREDIBLE HERCULES: ASSAULT ON NEW OLYMPUS PREMIERE HC

Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by RODNEY BUCHEMI Cover by ADI GRANOV

Hercules! Spider-Man! Ares! New Avengers! Wolverine! Mighty Avengers! The Agents of Atlas! If there's a bigger event this fall, we don't know what it could be! At long last, the Prince of Power takes the fight to his villainous stepmother Hera and the forces of the Olympus Group -- just as she unleashes the most terrifying threat the Marvel Universe has ever seen! A battle of god-like proportions begins! For months, the signs have been all over the Marvel Universe...The tension has been rising...All pointing to a single question: "What is Continuum?" The answer turns out to be so deadly, so horrifying, that it will alter the course of the MU forever -- unless Hercules and the New and Mighty Avengers can stop it in time...but standing in their way is the fighting-mad ARES, God of War!" Collecting INCREDIBLE HERCULES #138-142 and ASSAULT ON NEW OLYMPUS PROLOGUE.

128 pages, $19.99

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z VOL. 14 PREMIERE HC

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

The final volume in the Official Handbook hardcovers completes this series' alphabetical profiling of the Marvel Universe, but also offers updates and expansions on 2008-2009 profiles not in the previous 13 volumes, and another run through the alphabet – including dozens of new profiles! Featuring expanded and up-to-date profiles of critters like Ant-Man's ants, Brightwind, Neils the bouncing cat, the Collector's Zoo and Cosmo the telepathic astrodog! Deities like the Asgardians, Hela, Neptune and Zeus! Ne'er-do-wells like Steven Lang, Growing Man, Mastermind (Jasaon Wyngarde), Master Pandemonium and Zarathos! And, of course, heroes like Australia's Talisman, the Microverse's Marionette, Devil Dinosaur and Punisher (2099)!

240 pages, $24.99

RUNAWAYS: LIVE FAST PREMIERE HC

Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA & MIKE NORTON Cover by JO CHEN

New beginnings! The Runaways say good-bye to the past, and make hard decisions about their future. Plus: Still reeling from the events of YOUNG AVENGERS/RUNAWAYS, the teenage heroes must now confront a horrific enemy who threatens to tear the team apart! Collecting RUNAWAYS (2005) #19-24.

144 pages, $19.99

AVENGERS: RED ZONE PREMIERE HC

Written by GEOFF JOHNS Penciled by OLIVIER COPIEL Cover by J. G. JONES

When the Red Skull infiltrates the United States government, he authorizes a biological weapon to be released from the peaks of Mount Rushmore, and it is up the Avengers to contain it! Under the direction of creators Geoff Johns and Olivier Coipel, the Avengers face a threat unlike any they've ever faced, then they take on the Red Skull himself! Collecting AVENGERS (1998) #65-70.

144 pages, $24.99

THOR: THE WARRIORS THREE PREMIERE HC

Written by LEN WEIN & ALAN ZELENETZ Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA, JOE SINNOTT & CHARLES VESS Cover by CHARLES VESS

Fandral the Dashing, Hogun the Grim, Volstagg the Voluminous: They may not have made it into the mythology books, but they're living legends to this day -- and some of their solo sagas are collected here for the first time! The Warriors Three tackle organized crime in Manhattan, then embark on an Asgardian quest that takes them deeper than ever before into peril -- and into themselves! Featuring stories by Alien Legion co-creator Ala Zelenetz! Collecting MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1971) #30 and MARVEL FANFARE (1982) #13 & #34-37.

144 pages, $19.99

MOON KNIGHT: COUNTDOWN TO DARK PREMIERE HC

Written by DOUG MOENCH Penciled by BILL SIENKIEWICZ Covers by BILL SIENKIEWICZ

Agent Cobra, the Hatchet-Man, Lupinar: only a few of Moon Knight's early enemies, yet some of his deadliest! In these rarely seen sagas, Marc Spector faces down a former fellow spy turned strength-heightened hitman, a serial killer Spector believes to be his brother, and a terrorist claiming to be...Moon Knight! Featuring Frenchie, Marlene and revelations from Moon Knight's murderous memories! Guest-starring the Incredible Hulk! Collecting material from HULK MAGAZINE #13-15, #17-18, #20-21 and MARVEL PREVIEW #21.

168 pages, $24.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES BLACK WIDOW & THE AVENGERS DIGESTB

Written by PAUL TOBIN Penciled by IG GUARA Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

A living legend. A divine warrior. An armored knight. A synthetic man. A cosmic woman. A spy. A rookie. Separately, they are some of the most powerful beings on the planet, but when a great tragedy brings these seven together, they will become far more than individuals, they will become something more. Join up-and-coming writer PAUL TOBIN and artist IG GUARA (Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers) for the latest tale in the revamped Marvel Adventures line! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #17-21.

120 pages, $9.99

THE TROJAN WAR GN-TPB

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

The judgment of Paris, when three vain goddesses vied for a golden prize -- and the result would one day be the destruction of Troy! The kidnapping -- or elopement -- of Helen, the face that launched a thousand ships! Achilles -- Hector -- Ajax -- Odysseus -- Aeneas -- Penthesileia the Amazon Queen -- Memnon of Ethiopia—the greatest warriors of an Age of Heroes! The ten-year siege of Ilium—the wooden horse that ended it all -- and the Greeks' perilous, often fatal voyages homeward! The most magnificent post-Homeric accounts have been combined and adapted by award-winning writer Roy Thomas and Iliad artist Miguel Angel Sepulveda -- to tell, for the first time ever in graphic novel form, the full gory and glorious story of The Trojan War. Collecting THE TROJAN WAR #1-5.

120 pages, $14.99.

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN TPB

Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH Penciled by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE

A man's quest begins with a boy's test. The world of Roland Deschain – the world of the Dark Tower – has been a thirty-year obsession for Stephen King. And now, King carries his masterwork of fantasy to Marvel, bringing stunning new textures to his epic story! THE GUNSLINGER BORN seamlessly integrates the wonder of Mid-World and the story of its hard-bitten cast of characters into the finest Marvel Comics storytelling tradition. Artist Jae Lee and color artist Richard Isanove's work is revelatory, and writer Peter David's scripts, in collaboration with The Dark Tower: A Concordance author Robin Furth, present an authentic and vital account of Stephen King's creative vision. Witness the birth of a gunslinger and the epic sweep of a timeless adventure that has just begun to unfold! Long days and pleasant nights, and may ya do well! Collecting Stephen King's THE DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN #1-7.

240 pages, $19.99.

WAR OF KINGS: WARRIORS TPB

Written by C.B. CEBULSKI, CHRISTOS N. GAGE & JAY FAERBER Penciled by BONG DAZO, HARVEY TOLIBAO, PAOLO PANTALENA, WELLINTON ALVES, GRAHAM NOLAN, REILLY BROWN, MAHMUD A. ASRAR, CARLOS MAGNO, ADRIANA MELO & RAMON PEREZ Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

With Black Bolt of the Inhumans caught in an epic battle with Emperor Vulcan of the Shi'ar, what does this mean for the rest of the galaxy? First, Chris Powell gets a new lease on life as the ascension of Darkhawk begins! But when his past comes back to haunt him and new information about his amulet and its legacy are violently brought to light, Darkhawk realizes he may have to face a much darker destiny that he ever realized. And when Gorgon of the Inhumans and Starbolt of the Imperial Shi'ar arrive on Sakaar bringing their own intergalactic war, they risk the uncontrollable rage of the green-skinned warrior! Will Skaar be dragged into the Kree/Shi'Ar fight? Plus, what shocking event sent Gladiator on his path to becoming the leader of the Shi'Ar Imperial Guard? Collecting WAR OF KINGS: DARKHAWK #1-2, WAR OF KINGS: ASCENSION #1-4, WAR OF KINGS: SAVAGE WORLD OF SAKAAR and WAR OF KINGS WARRIORS #1-2.

248 pages, $24.99.

WAR OF KINGS TPB

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING, C.B. CEBULSKI, CHRISTOS N. GAGE & JAY FAERBER Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER, BONG DAZO, HARVEY TOLIBAO, PAOLO PANTALENA, WELLINTON ALVES, GRAHAM NOLAN, REILLY BROWN, MAHMUD A. ASRAR, CARLOS MAGNO, ADRIANA MELO & RAMON PEREZ Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

A clash of civilizations...a collision of empires...a War of Kings! The Inhumans! In the wake of the Skrull invasion of Earth, the hidden race took flight to outer space — no longer willing to trust their security to the hands of others. Their destiny as rulers of the Kree, written in the ancient fates, Black Bolt and the royal family have stepped up to take command of the Kree galaxy! Emperor Vulcan! The power-mad brother of Scott and Alex Summers — the X-Men's Cyclops and Havok — Vulcan has reached the ultimate heights of power: He is emperor of the Shi'Ar, the most advanced military civilization in the galaxy! What happens when these mighty powers turn their rage upon one another? And what happens to those caught in the crossfire? When two mighty rulers wage war, who will rule? Collecting SECRET INVASION: ROAD TO WAR OF KINGS, WAR OF KINGS #1-6, WAR OF KINGS: WHO WILL RULE and MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: WAR OF KINGS.

256 pages, $24.99.

IRON MAN/CAPTAIN AMERICA TPB

Written by STAN LEE, MARK WAID, DENNY O'NEIL, DAVID MICHELINIE, MARK GRUENWALD, & JAMES ROBINSON Penciled by GEORGE TUSKA, RON GARNEY, LUKE MCDONNELL, MARK BRIGHT, KIERON DWYER & COLIN MACNIEL Cover by JIM CHEUNG

Wing-head and Shell-head! In different costumes and suits of armor, Captain America, the Living Legend of World War II, and Iron Man, the Armored Avenger, are friends through and through! Now, see some of the greatest team-ups these longtime allies have had through the years — including their deadly battles against the Chameleon, Batroc the Leaper, the Fixer, mind-controlling aliens, Firebrand and a group of deadly terrorists with ties to both their origins! Guest-starring Giant-Man, the Wasp, Jim Rhodes, and S.H.I.E.L.D.'s very own Nick Fury and Dum-Dum Dugan! Collecting TALES OF SUSPENSE #58, IRON MAN #172 & #228, CAPTAIN AMERICA #341, TALES OF SUSPENSE #1 (1995), IRON MAN/CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL '98 and material from CAPTAIN AMERICA: SENTINEL OF LIBERTY #5-6.

240 pages, $24.99.

IRON MAN: ARMOR WARS II TPB

Written by JOHN BYRNE Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR. Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

In the famous run by John Byrne and John Romita Jr, Iron Man faces challenges he never even dreamed of! When industrial villains Kearson Dewitt and the Marrs twins seize control of Tony Stark's central nervous system, he finds himself inexplicably paralyzed and suffering memory loss amidst deadly battles with the Living Laser, who is stronger, and crazier, than ever before! Meanwhile, with the help of Fin Fang Foom and his race of dragons, the Mandarin learns his true potential, and that of his ten rings of power! Guest-starring: Jim Rhodes and Wonder Man! Collecting IRON MAN (1968) #258-266.

216 pages, $29.99.

AVENGERS: I AM AN AVENGER VOL. 1 TPB

Written by STAN LEE, STEVE ENGLEHART, GERRY CONWAY, JIM SHOOTER, DAVID MICHELINIE, WALT SIMONSON & LARRY HAMA Penciled by JACK KIRBY, DICK AYERS, GEORGE TUSKA, GEORGE PEREZ, JOHN BYRNE, GENE DAY, GENE COLAN, BOB HALL, JOHN BUSCEMA & PAUL RYAN Cover by PAUL RYAN

The Boisterious Beast! Tigra the Were-Woman! The Sensational She-Hulk! And of course, the Amazing Spider-Man! Avengers recruitment drives brought in all of them, and it's a day unlike any other when those tales are teamed together for the first time! Plus: a member who comes back from the dead to rejoin and a literal trial by fire when two of Marvel's most enduring characters – and one of mythdom's most heralded heroes – join the team during the Inferno crisis! Also featuring the team's first gathering and its first lineup revision into Cap's Kooky Quartet! Guest-starring X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy and more! Collecting AVENGERS (1963) 1, #16, #137, #151, #181, #211, #221, #300 & #329.

216 pages, $24.99.

SPIDER-MAN: THE COMPLETE CLONE SAGA EPIC BOOK 2 TPB

Written by TOM BREVOORT, TOM DEFALCO, TODD DEZAGO, J. M. DEMATTEIS, MIKE KANTEROVICH, TERRY KAVANAUGH, TOM LYLE & HOWARD MACKIE Penciled by MARK BAGLEY, SAL BUSCEMA, STEVEN BUTLER, HARRY CANDELARIO, PHIL GOSIER, SCOTT HANNA, DON HUDSON, STEWART JOHNSON, RON LIM, TOM LYLE, MIKE MANLEY, AL MILGROM, TOM PALMER, BILL SIENKIEWICZ & TOD SMITH Cover by STEVEN BUTLER

Villains die and debut in the nineties' pivotal Spider-saga! Spider-Man and the Scarlet Spider are both fighting crime, and there's plenty to go around when the Jackal arises — with more clones in the wings! But following a team-up with Daredevil — who's having an identity crisis of his own — Spidey faces a fate that could wrap up his web-slinging days forever! The answer may come down to one of Spider-Man's deadliest enemies — but what price will he pay for it, and what prize will he leave behind? Plus: Mary Jane's revelation! Aerial crime warfare, terrorism and a funeral for a fiend! Guest-starring Kaine, Puma and the enigmatic Nocturne! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1962) #395-399, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #218-221, SPIDER-MAN (1990) #54-56, SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED (1993) #8, WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #120-122 and SPIDER-MAN: FUNERAL FOR AN OCTOPUS #1-3.

488 pages, $34.99.

AGENTS OF ATLAS: TURF WARS TPB

Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by GABRIEL HARDMAN, CARLO PAGULAYAN, DAN PANOSIAN & PAUL RIVOCHE Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

Former FBI and S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jimmy Woo just wants to make the world a better place. As the leader of the secret empire begun by Genghis Khan, Woo wants to use that considerable might and power for good. Yet the real challenge is to assert control over the business side, as the Atlas Foundation is also one of the world's largest criminal organizations. With the help of his Agents — Gorilla-Man, M-11, the Uranian, Namora and Venus — Woo must battle mysterious threats from deep beneath the sea, a rampaging Hulk and more. But the Atlas Foundation's greatest threat comes from within: Breathing down Woo's neck is the vicious, calculating dragon advisor Mr. Lao, who has already selected his master's replacement: the equally vicious Temugin — the son of the super villain the Mandarin. And as if that wasn't enough, a dangerous foe with a powerful link to Woo's past is challenging his underground empire all over the planet. Collecting AGENTS OF ATLAS #6-11.

152 pages, $14.99.

SPIDER-MAN: RED-HEADED STRANGER TPB

Written by FRED VAN LENTE with BRIAN REED Penciled by BARRY KITSON, ROBERT ATKINS, JAVIER PULIDO, LUKE ROSS & YANICK PAQUETTE Cover by ADI GRANOV

Who can forget MJ? Adored by many in the life of Peter Parker and cherished by the man himself, she's nonetheless been a stranger in these parts for some time now. But just when you'd given up hope, the red-headed stranger is back and looking better than ever! Mary Jane Watson returns in a tender story of reunion and rapprochement. But also returning to town is the Chameleon — and this master of disguise is creepier, more evil than ever before! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #602-605.

128 pages, $14.99.

HULK: PLANET SKAAR TPB

Written by GREG PAK Penciled by RON LIM, BUTCH GUICE & DAN PANOSIAN Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

Skaar has cut a swathe of destruction and mayhem across the alien world of Sakaar unrivaled in the planet's violent history. But when the son of Hulk comes into possession of the ancient force known as the Old Power, it seems no one will be able to stop his quest for blood — no one but the Silver Surfer, that is. But does the Sentinel of the Spaceways really plan to rescue Sakaar? Or does his arrival mark the coming of a threat even greater than the Hulk's wrathful son — the coming of Galactus, devourer of worlds? The battle that follows takes Skaar from his homeworld to Earth, a planet caught in the grips of Norman Osborn's ruthless rise to power and thoroughly unprepared for the savage warrior. Sparks fly when the Fantastic Four and the Sensational She-Hulk cross paths with the rampaging Skaar, but nothing can prepare the world for what comes next: the reunion of father and son! What will happen when these two unstoppable forces meet? Only one thing is certain: nothing will ever be the same again! Collecting SKAAR: SON OF HULK #7-12 and PLANET SKAAR PROLOGUE.

176 pages, $24.99.

X-MEN FOREVER VOL. 3: COME TO MOTHER... RUSSIA! TPB

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Penciled by TOM GRUMMETT Cover by TOM GRUMMETT

The iconic CHRIS CLAREMONT is back with a whole new X-MEN adventure as original series artist Tom Grummett returns, along with one of the core X-Men characters, COLOSSUS! Gambit and Lil' 'Ro join teammate Kitty Pryde as she searches for her friend, Peter Rasputin. She finds him in the cold, snowy climes of the Russian Tundra, with a new job, and a new boss who readers will definitely recognize. But when a new threat emerges, Colossus will have to get help from his former teammates to take on a threat that none of them could predict! Collecting X-MEN FOREVER #11-15.

120 pages, $16.99.

X-MEN: PSYLOCKE TPB

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST Penciled by HARVEY TOLIBAO Cover by DAVID FINCH

Psylocke has returned to the X-Men! Following the defeat of Madelyne Pryor and her Sisterhood, Psylocke travels to Japan to re-inter her former body in its proper resting place. But when a swarm of Hand ninjas attack Psylocke and do the unspeakable under orders from Matsu'o—the assassin originally responsible for transplanting Psylocke's mind into the body of an Asian ninja—Psylocke determines that Matsu'o is one loose end that can no longer be left unresolved. It's a tale of carnage and revenge, brought to you by superstars Chris Yost (X-FORCE) and Harvey Tolibao (AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE)! Plus, relive Psylocke's transformation into an assassin with a special reprinting of UNCANNY X-MEN #256-258. Collecting PSYLOCKE #1-4.

168 pages, $19.99.

THOR: LATVERIAN PROMETHEUS TPB

Written by KIERON GILLEN, KELLY SUE DECONNICK, STAN LEE & CHRIS GIARRUSSO Penciled by BILLY TAN, RYAN STEGMAN, DAVID AJA & CHRIS GIARRUSSO Cover by BILLY TAN

Dr. Doom has committed barbaric atrocities against the Asgardians living in his realm of Latveria. Now Balder has marshaled his forces, and called upon the counsel of his general, Tyr, the God of War. Even the outcast Thor has rallied to the defense of his people. But what secret weapon has Doom wrought with secrets plundered from Asgard?! And whose side is the duplicitous Loki truly on? Also, finally restored to her own body, Sif sets out with Beta Ray Bill to fight her way back to true warrior's glory! Plus, a story by Stan Lee in celebration of THOR #600! Collecting THOR #604-606, SIF #1 and material from THOR #600.

120 pages, $14.99.

RUNAWAYS: ESCAPE TO NEW YORK TPB

Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA & TAKESHI MIYAZAWA Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA

The team's lineup changes forever in the perfect jumping-on point for the series that Wizard said "could be the most original book to focus on teenaged super heroes since Spider-Man debuted all the way back in 1962!" When a dangerous alien invades Los Angeles, the Runaways' own Karolina Dean may be the only hero in the Marvel Universe who can stop him...but at what cost? Plus: The Runaways embark on a coast-to-coast adventure, guest-starring Cloak and Dagger AND the New Avengers! When Cloak is accused of a crime he didn't commit by the heroes of New York City, the vigilante is forced to turn to the teenage Runaways for help. This story will take our teens to a place they've never been: NYC! Collecting RUNAWAYS (2005) #7-12.

144 pages, $14.99.

X-MEN ORIGINS TPB

Written by CHRIS YOST, SEAN MCKEEVER, MIKE CAREY, KEIRON GILLEN, & MIKE CAREY Penciled by TREVOR HAIRSINE, MIKE MAYHEW, J.K. WOODWARD, DAN PANOSIAN, MARK TEXEIRA, DAVID YARDIN & IBRAI ROBERSON Cover by MARK TEXEIRA

The X-Men's secrets revealed! Jean Grey: one of Professor X's first students -- and perhaps his most dangerous. Beast: a brilliant, gentle soul who will never be accepted for what he truly is. Colossus: a Siberian farmer possessed of both enormous strength and heart. Wolverine: the best there is at what he does, haunted by half-forgotten demons. Sabretooth: a psychotic murder machine with an all-consuming hunger for blood. Gambit: a reformed thief and charming scoundrel who always has a card up his sleeve. Collecting X-MEN ORIGINS: COLOSSUS, JEAN GREY, BEAST, WOLVERINE, SABRETOOTH and GAMBIT.

192 pages, $19.99.

POWER PACK CLASSIC VOL. 2 TPB

Written by LOUISE SIMONSON, BILL MANTLO & CHRIS CLAREMONT Penciled by JUNE BRIGMAN, BRENT ANDERSON, SAL VELLUTO & JOHN ROMITA JR. Cover by JUNE BRIGMAN

Alex, Julie, Jack, and Katie return for more super-powered family adventures as Power Pack! As the kids struggle with issues like chores, rescuing kittens, crushes, homework, and getting into trouble at school, they find themselves in more danger than ever before when they are kidnapped by the Morlocks, fight the runaway-snatching Cadaver, and are attacked anew by the Bogey Man, their arch enemy Carmody! Plus, the Snark/Kymellian war lands on Earth and our heroes are caught in the middle! And the team gets a new member in Franklin Richards! Guest-starring: the X-Men, Beta Ray Bill, the Warriors Three, Cloak, and Dagger! Collecting POWER PACK (1984) #11-17, UNCANNY X-MEN #195 and POWER PACK & CLOAK AND DAGGER: SHELTER FROM THE STORM GN.

256 pages, $29.99.

DOCTOR VOODOO: AVENGER OF THE SUPERNATURAL TPB

Written by RICK REMENDER Penciled by JEFTE PALO Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Launching from the pages of New Avengers, Jericho Drumm assumes the role of Marvel's new Sorcerer Supreme as DOCTOR VOODOO! Having foreseen an unimaginable evil that will soon envelop the Marvel Universe, the Eye of Agamotto has passed the mantle of Sorcerer Supreme on to the one man who has the unique gifts to stave off the coming darkness -- but is Doctor Voodoo ready for the momentous duty as avenger of the supernatural? As Jericho begins to grapple with his colossal new position, malevolent beings of vast power see his arrival as an opportunity to strike. Plus, take a trip through the voodoo virtuoso's career in a special presentation of STRANGE TALES #169-170, fully remastered with modern coloring. Collecting DOCTOR VOODOO: AVENGER OF THE SUPERNATURAL #1-5 and DOCTOR VOODOO: THE ORIGIN OF JERICHO DRUMM.

208 pages, $16.99.

DESTROYER TPB

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

They don't make 'em like Keene Marlow anymore. As the hero called the Destroyer, Marlow fought some of the greatest evils the world had ever known and survived to tell the tale. But in the twilight of his life, Marlow has finally met his match: a bum heart. Marlow is fit well beyond his years. He's faster and stronger than a normal man in his prime. Yet even the magic of science can't keep Marlow alive forever. Facing impending death, he must tie up all his loose ends — and that means eliminating all the Destroyer's grudge-holding old enemies. Cutting a bloody swath through the ranks of the underworld, Marlow sets his sights on his former arch nemesis Scar. But before he can get his hands on the criminal mastermind, Scar abducts his daughter. Can Marlow survive long enough to save his family and complete his violent mission? Or will Scar have his revenge on the old warhorse? Collecting THE DESTROYER #1-5.

120 pages, $19.99.

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 3 TPB (NEW PRINTING)

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Penciled by DAVE COCKRUM, JIM SHERMAN, BOB MCLEOD, BRENT ANDERSON & BILL SIENKIEWICZ Cover by DAVE COCKRUM

Storm, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Kitty Pryde, Colossus and Wolverine. Children of the atom, they are humanity's only hope in the face of evil: they are the UNCANNY X-MEN! In this volume, Cyclops gets stranded on an island with Magneto, Kitty leaves the X-Men, the team travels to Limbo to save Illyana Rasputin and the Dark Phoenix returns! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN #145-161, X-MEN ANNUAL #5-6 and AVENGERS ANNUAL #10.

536 pages, $19.99.

ESSENTIAL FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 8 TPB

Written by ROY THOMAS, BILL MANTLO, GERRY CONWAY, LEN WEIN & JIM SHOOTER Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA, RICH BUCKLER, GEORGE PEREZ, RON WILSON & SAL BUSCEMA Cover by JACK KIRBY

With works by fan favorites such as Roy Thomas, John Buscema and George Perez, the Fantastic Four embark on some of their craziest adventures yet! Our heroes battle alternate versions of themselves across the dimensions, fight alongside the Invaders and the Liberty Legion during World War II, and team up with multiple allies to aid in their adventures -- including Power Man, the Impossible Man, the Hulk, Thundra and Tigra! Also featuring some of the Fantastic Four's greatest foes -- including the Frightful Four, the Brute, Annihilus, Torgo, Gorr the Golden Gorilla, the Puppet Master and the Mad Thinker! Plus: the High Evolutionary vs. Galactus, with his new herald, the Asgardian Destroyer! And the first modern-age appearance of Marvel Boy, future member of the Agents of Atlas! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #160-179 & #181-183, FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #11, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #20 AND MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE ANNUAL #1.

520 pages, $19.99.



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