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TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010

MARVEL COMICS FOR JULY

MARVELMAN FAMILY'S FINEST #1

Written by Mick Anglo & various, penciled by Mick Anglo & various, cover by Marko Djurdjevic Remastered Variant cover by Mick Anglo Variant cover by Doug Braithwaite

"A recluse Astro-Scientist discovers the key word to the Universe, one that can only be given to a Boy who is completely honest, studious, and of such integrity that he would only use it for the powers of good. He finds such a Boy in MICKY MORAN, a Newspaper Copy Boy, and treats him in a special machine which enables him to use the secret. Just before the Scientist dies, he tells MICKY the key word which is KIMOTA. Micky Moran remains as he was, but when he says the Key Word KIMOTA he becomes MARVELMAN, a man of such strength and powers that he is Invincible and Indestructible!" And with those words in 1954's MARVELMAN #25 began the saga of one of the most storied characters ever to emerge from the British comics market. Now, thrill to the adventures of Marvelman, Young Marvelman and Kid Marvelman as they take on enemy agents, mad scientists and more in this "best of" series!

40 pages, black and white, $3.99.

ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN/WOLVERINE #2

Written by Jason Aaron, pencils and cover by Adam Kubert

The biggest adventure that Spider-Man and Wolverine have ever been on continues! A major Marvel mystery villain is putting our dynamic duo through hell, pushing them to their absolute limits and ripping their lives apart. But how does this villain have the power to summon enemies like Doom the Living Planet to challenge our heroes?

32 pages, $3.99.

ASTONISHING X-MEN: XENOGENESIS #3

Written by Warren Ellis, pencils and cover by Kaare Andrews.

Hoping to witness the rebirth of the mutant species, the X-Men race to the small African village of Karere, where a sudden spate of super-powered infants have been born. However, they quickly learn that these newborns are not their brand of mutant. And no sooner have the X-Men discovered the shocking truth of these infants' origin than they are ambushed by a local dictator who has plans of his own for these baby-shaped timebombs. Could this trip get any worse?

32 pages, $3.99.

MARVEL HER-OES #4

Written by Grace Randolph, art by Craig Rouseeau, cover by Sara Pichelli.

It's the event that every high school girl waits for... but this "dance" takes place on the battlefield! Janet and Namora take on Moonstone with the fate of Jenny Walters hanging in the balance!  Is it truly too late for Jenny to live a normal life?  And is she dragging Janet and Namora down with her?  Plus what does the mysterious Madeline Joyce have to do with all this?  Janet never wanted to hide her super powers, but now it's time to see if she can stand the heat of the spotlight!

32 pages, $2.99.

LADY DEADPOOL #1

Written by Mary H.K. Choi, penciled by Ken Lashley, cover by Greg Land

"THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED" From the stunning sadism that brought you an entire brood of Deadpool droogs comes the chromosomal clusterhiccup that is Lady Deadpool. Agile, armed, and a howling she-lunatic, this recluse is robbed of the only thing she adores more than binge eating: cable TV. In an America ravaged by colossal debt and careening unemployment, the loss of the glowing idiot box is more than this girl can take. Why won't the government do anything? How is General America complicit? Was the genocide of all  sitcom writers necessary? Should Wanda  ransack the loins of a hot activist? Probably. 'Cause this Merc with a Mouth packs lipgloss. And it's sticky.

32 pages, $3.99.

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER #3

Written by Peter David & Robin Furth, art and cover by Sean Phillips and Richard Isanove.

A bold new era in best-selling author stephen kings's epic contintues! A forgotten betrayal from his youth rears its ugly head as the adult Roland Deschain forges his way through the ruins of his childhood home, Gilead. But will Roland learn from the ghost of this mistake...or will history put the last gunslinger in his grave?

32 pages, $3.99.

THE STAND: HARDCASES #2

Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, pencils by Mike Perkins, cover by Tomm Coker.

The Trashcan Man has reached Flagg's city in the desert, Vegas, and all is well in the world. Until, that is, Trashy finds out what happens when a member of Flagg's army betrays the dark man's laws. Meanwhile, Larry and his posse are nearing Boulder, where the "good guys" are assembling, but recent addition Lucy Swann has serious doubts about Nadine's character. And why shouldn't she, since Nadine's dreams about Flagg are intensifying? The endgame is nearing, True Believers, as Marvel's epic adaptation of Stephen King's horror masterpiece continues...

32 pages, $3.99.

ELECTRIC ANT #4

Written by David Mack, penciled by Pascal Alixe, cover by Paul Pope.

Reality isn't what it used to be... the adventure from legendary science fiction author Philip K. Dick continues down into the yawning abyss of into the unknown. Garson's world continues to unravel around him as he ponders the nature of his existence as an Electric Ant--an organic robot. But there are interests that want to prevent Garson from discovering the truth of his situation. And they are prepared to use deadly force.

32 pages, $3.99.

32 pages, $3.99.

ANITA BLAKE: CIRCUS OF THE DAMNED - THE CHARMER #3

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

Sex and sin come Anita Blake's way as the animator's investigation into a vampire serial killer continues. But competing with the devastatingly beautiful Jean-Claude for Blake's attentions is the mercurial Richard. If there's anyway that Anita's life could become more complicated, this seductive newcomer is it...

32 pages, $3.99.

THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #8

Written by ERIC SHANOWER, pencils and cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG Variant cover by ERIC SHANOWER

Where is Ozma? The mind-blowing answer is finally revealed this issue! But not before a major magical showdown between Glinda and Mombi that features transformations, the pearl of truth, and a footrace between the Saw-Horse and a Griffin. Yet even when the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and their friends find Ozma, how are they going to get Jinjur off the throne of Oz?

32 pages, $3.99.

SENSE & SENSIBILITY #3

Written by NANCY BUTLER, pencils and cover by SONNY LIEW

Jane Austen's classic tale persists! The Dashwood girls get a free trip to London, only to discover that they're being sent there to find proper husbands. Will the likes of Willoughby and Brandon be able to court the ladies, or are they destined to become old maids?

32 pages, $3.99.

ORSON SCOTT CARD'S ENDER IN EXILE #2

Written by AARON JOHNSTON, pencils by POP MHAN, cover by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA

Thirteen-year-old Ender Wiggin has a new assignment: governor of a colony planet. And Valentine, his sister, has given up everything to join him. But the starship carrying them to their destination carries a new enemy as well: Admiral Morgan, the captain of the ship. Determined to strip Ender of power and seize the governorship for himself, Morgan will do anything to undermine Earth's youngest and greatest hero. Based on the bestselling novel by science-fiction master Orson Scott Card, the adaptation of the multiple award-winning Ender Wiggin series continues here!

32 pages, $3.99.

SKY DOLL: LACRIMA CHRISTI #1

Written by ALESSANDRO BARBUCCI & BARBARA CANEPA, pencils by ALESSANDRO BARBUCCI, MIKAEL BOURGUOIN & ENRIQUE FERNANDEZ Cover & Variant cover by ALESSANDRO BARBUCCI & BARBARA CANEPA

The planet Papathea has two faces: the female Pope Ludovique and Agape. The former is carnal, spectacular and blood-drenched; the latter spiritual, virginal, ethereal and inaccessible. The two sisters were selected from thousands of candidates to represent the complexity and the contradictions of their religion. After the success of their Spaceship Collection, Alessandro Barbucci and Barbara Canepa have invited five other stunningly talented artists to enter into their universe in Lacrima Christi.

40 pages, $5.99.

X-CAMPUS #2

Written by FRANCESCO ARTIBANI & MICHELE MEDDA, pencils by ALESSANDRO VITTI & GIANLUCA GUGLIOTTA, cover by TODD NAUCK

It's an all-new, all-different version of the X-Men as told by some of Europe's greatest comics storytellers! In this vivid re-imagining of the X-Men mythos, everything is not as it seems and teenaged versions of Cyclops, Beast, Wolverine, Iceman, Storm and Rogue face a threat even worse than super villains or race-destroying viruses... HIGH SCHOOL! Opposing factions within the Worthington Foundation begin to reveal themselves when a powerful new student, Kurt Wanger, arrives on campus. Meanwhile, more than one member of the school must deal with their family legacy as Warren Worthington struggles to accept his gifted life and Professor Xavier's power-hungry brother comes to town for a dysfunctional family reunion.

48 pages, $4.99.

DEADPOOL #25

Written by Daniel Way, penciled by CARLO BARBERI, cover by JASON PEARSON

"TRICKY," PART 3 Wait--I thought Deadpool was trying to be a hero, sooo...why is he teaming up with Grizzly to rob casinos? That's not very heroic. Oh, there's a twist? He's gonna do what?! That's not a twist, that's...that's just twisted.

32 pages, $2.99.

DEADPOOL: WADE WILSON'S WAR #3

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, pencils and cover by JASON PEARSON

"ME AND YOU AND A DOG NAMED POOL" Is Wade Wilson a brave soldier fighting American's secret wars -- or just some lunatic with a gun and an imaginary healing factor? The U.S. Senate wants to know, and forces Wilson to talk about what really went down in Sinaloa, Mexico...Watch as Deadpool and his deadly team of mercs raid the Mexican drug cartel from hell! Listen to the sound of snapping gunfire! Taste the fear! Smell the exploding dog doo! And when you're done with all of that listening, tasting, and smelling, keep watching... because the world is about to crumble all around Wade Wilson. And this time, there will be no shooting his way out.

32 pages, $3.99.

DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #891

Written by FRANK TIERI, penciled by CHRIS STAGGS, cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

Mr. X has traveled near and far and faced some of the best fighters the world has to offer. Years of training and mastery of various martial arts have turned him into one of the deadliest men alive. He's even beaten Wolverine, becoming one of the most dangerous members of his rogue's gallery.  So... has any of this prepared him for what happens when the Merc with a Mouth is contracted to kill him?

32 pages, $2.99.

DEADPOOL: MERC WITH A MOUTH #13

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

Special double-sized issue! The exciting and climactic ...uh...climax to Deadpool's adventures in the zombie dimension! Can Deadpool and pals find their way back through the Nexus of All Whatchacall to their home dimension? SEE our heroes battle zombie Deadpool before he lost his head. HEAR the hilarious wisecracks of Headpool! SMELL the pungent aroma of rotting zombie corpses. TASTE whatever snack you usually enjoy while reading stuff.

40 pages, $3.99.

DEADPOOL CORPS #4

Written by VICTOR GISCHLER, pencils and cover by ROB LIEFELD

"POOLPOCALYPSE NOW: MINDFIELD" Enter: The Awareness – a cosmic mind that has devoured the consciousness of a million worlds and is now heading toward Earth!  All that stands between it and its next meal is...The Deadpool Corps! But these hors d'oeuvres have no intention of going down easy. If you think what's going on between Wade Wilson's ears is weird, brace yourself for the warped subconscious of Lady Deadpool...Headpool...Kidpool...and >ruff ruff< DogpooL.

32 pages, $2.99.

X-MEN ORIGINS: DEADPOOL #1

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, penciled by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ, cover by MARK BROOKS

"DEADPOOL: THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE" You may have heard there's a Deadpool movie in the works. Anyway, Wade Wilson's heard the same thing -- and he's determined to tell his own story before Hollywood screws it up. Deadpool even hires his own screenwriter, who manages to get the Merc With a Mouth to open up like never before--revealing not only his origin story, but shocking details you've never heard before. We're talking Oscar™ -worthy stuff here, people. That is, unless Hollywood manages to screw it up anyway...

48 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 #5

Written by MARK MILLAR, pencils and cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

The Avengers have Hell to pay as Nick Fury's new squad faces off with the demonic Ghost Rider! Hell's emissary is collecting souls, and Vice-President Blackthorne is next on his list. Hawkeye, The Punisher, War Machine, and Black Widow are cranked up and ready to face Satan's soldier, but are they prepared to fight two of him!? Good thing they have the brand-new Hulk on their side!

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS MYSTERY #1

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils by RAFA SANDOVAL, cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL Villian Variant by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

Now that the Ultimate Enemy has revealed his plan, the heroes of the Ultimate Universe search to discover their enemy's true identity before any more damage can be done. Join the Ultimate heroes on a chase that will take them all over the world and beyond! Superstar creator Brian Michael Bendis and artist sensation Rafa Sandoval continue to thrill in the next segment of the Enemy Trilogy!

40 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS NEW ULTIMATES #3

Written by JEPH LOEB, art and cover by FRANK CHO

Thor reborn! If Thor returns, an Ultimate must die to take his place in Valhalla!  With Cap, Iron Man and Hawkeye betrayed -- will one of them perish? Has Loki triumphed?  All this and the Defenders' secret revealed! Ultimate X's JEPH LOEB and superstar illustrator FRANK CHO bring you a showdown of incredible proportions as Gods and Heroes fight to the end!

32 pages, $3.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #637

Written by JOE KELLY, J.M DEMATTEIS & STAN LEE, penciled by MICHAEL LARK, MAX FIUMARA & MARCOS MARTIN, cover by OLIVIER COIPEL Variant by MIKE FYLES

THE LAST STAND OF THE KRAVENS! The Grim Hunt ends with a death in the family...but not the family you may think! Spider-Man's about to learn a violent lesson... that nothing is forever. Plus more on the untold confrontation between Kraven and Kaine and the amazing "Spidey Sunday Feature"!

48 pages, $3.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #638 & #639

Written by JOE QUESADA , penciled by PAOLO MANUEL RIVERA & JOE QUESADA Spidey Sundays backups by STAN LEE & MARCOS MARTIN Covers by PAOLO MANUEL RIVERA Variant Covers by JOE QUESADA

ONE MOMENT IN TIME Part 1 & 2 The questions have been haunting readers throughout Spider-Man's Brand New Day and now the answers are here in four double-sized issues! What really happened at the wedding of Spider-Man and Mary Jane?  What does Mary Jane know about Spider-Man today? How did ONE MORE DAY affect the Marvel U?  Joe Quesada and Paolo Rivera are here to pull back the curtain and fill in every blank...but the answers may come at a cost to all that Peter Parker loves. This 4-part arc will hold answers, resolutions, and set up the course of Spider-Man's life for years to come... ...and all will be revealed with a whisper. And in Part 2, it's Mary Jane's turn to come clean.  What secrets has she been keeping?  And who REALLY saved Aunt May?  You may think you know the answer, but you're about to find out the truth!

48 pages and 40 pages, $3.99 each.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS: BLACK CAT #2

Written by JEN VAN METER, penciled by JAVIER PULIDO, cover by AMANDA CONNER

With Spider-Man ensnared in The Grim Hunt, it's up to Black Cat to find and rescue the people she cares about, and to find out just who's after her and her loved ones!

32 pages, $3.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS: AMERICAN SON #3

Written by BRIAN REED, penciled by PHILIPPE BRIONES, cover by MARKO DJURDEVIC

Son meets father... Harry Osborn's first face to face with his father Norman since the end of SIEGE! And what Norman knows about American Son will change Harry's life forever!

32 pages, $3.99.

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-GIRL #3

Written by TOM DEFALCO, pencils by RON FRENZ & COLLEEN COOVER, cover by RON FRENZ

It's an all battle issue as Spider-Girl confronts the Punisher and Wild Card before finding herself caught between the Black Tarantula and the merciless Mayhem.

40 pages, $3.99.

WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #10

Written by FRED VAN LENTE & MARC GUGGENHEIM, penciled by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ & SANA TAKEDA, cover by JELENA DJURDEVIC

As the Extremist lays siege on City Hall, can Spider-Man save Mayor Jameson? And what secret of the Amazing Spider-Man is the Extremist preparing to reveal?! Fabulous Fred Van Lente and Hopping Javier Rodriguez bring you the senses shattering conclusion of THE EXTREMIST! Meanwhile, pulled back to New York to put the man who murdered her husband in Jail, JACKPOT finds herself face to face with MR. NEGATIVE -- but will she fight the enigmatic, monochromatic mastermind...or join him?!

40 pages, $3.99.

SPIDER-MAN/FANTASTIC FOUR #1

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE, pencils and cover by MARIO ALBERTI

The creative team behind the sellout X-Men/Spider-Man miniseries returns for a brand new tour through classic Marvel moments! Each of our four issues will reveal a heretofore untold team-up between Spidey and the Fantastic Four at a different point in Marvel history, with a mysterious common thread binding them all together. This issue, savor a scintillating saga from the Silver Age as that diabolical despot, Dr. Doom, participates in an international peace conference at Empire State University...and demands the Fantastic Four act as his bodyguards! When the Sub-Mariner arrives seeking vengeance on Doom, Spidey is caught in the middle...and then things get complicated!  Gwen Stacy...Atlantean armies...giant walking whales...face it, pilgrim: this one you must not miss!  'Nuff said!

32 pages, $3.99.

SPIDER-MAN MAGAZINE #12

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! Featuring four full-length comic-book adventures of the web-slinger and other Marvel heroes!

96 pages, $6.99.

PETER PARKER #5

Written by TOM PEYER, penciled by TODD NAUCK, cover by STEPHANIE HANS

IT'S WEB-SLINGING TIME AS SPIDEY TEAMS WITH THE THING! When Ben "The Ever-Loving Blue Eyed Thing" Grimm, does a charity bit stint at the F.E.A.S.T. Center, the Center's employee of the millennium, May Parker, asks him to find her missing nephew, Peter "The Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man" Parker. What he uncovers is an A.I.M. conspiracy out to exploit the homeless population of New York City! By Tom Peyer & Todd Nauck (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN)

32 pages, $2.99.

AVENGERS #3

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils and covers by John Romita Jr.

The time space continuum is broken!  And the Avengers must travel to the far flung future to see exactly what terrible mess their children have made of the world. But maybe, just maybe, Kang didn't tell our heroes the truth about what has gone wrong.  Guest starring the Next Avengers, the Future Imperfect Hulk and the Amazing Spider-Girl!  Yeah, you heard us!

32 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #2

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE, pencils and cover by MIKE MCKONE

TIME TO MEET THE AVENGERS ACADEMY TEACHERS! Hank Pym, Quicksilver, Tigra, Justice and Speedball (that's right, we said Speedball) are here to mentor the next generation of Earth's Mightiest Heroes...but is one of the students hot for teacher? Plus: Get a glimpse inside the mind of Finesse, the enigmatic polymath who can duplicate any skill but who finds human interaction the most baffling mystery of all! The return of the walking death machine known as Arsenal! Hints at a student's possible connection with a well known Marvel character!  Quicksilver gets old school! All this, and one of the kids makes a Faustian bargain!

32 pages, $2.99.

NEW AVENGERS #2

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils and cover by STUART IMMONEN Variant cover by STUART IMMONEN

All new Marvel magic by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen!  The Avengers don't even get a chance to move in to their new digs when a dimensional invasion tears right into the heart of the team.  This is a story that wlll completely reinvent the rules of magic in the Marvel Universe and have long- lasting effects on a handful of your favorite Marvel characters. Plus: an Avenger disappears! Backup feature:  Another brand new oral history of the Avengers chapter by Bendis!

32 pages, $3.99.

SECRET AVENGERS #3

Written by ED BRUBAKER, penciled by MIKE DEODATO Wraparound cover by Marko Djurdjevic Variant cover by MIKE DEODATO

What hides in the depths of the red planet? How does it link to the Shadow Empire lurking behind the scenes in America for nearly 150 years? And will our heroes be able to save one of their own? The Secret Avengers duo Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato bring the action.

32 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS: THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE #1

Written by ALLAN HEINBERG, pencils and cover by JIM CHEUNG Women of Marvel Variant by JELENA-KEVIC DJURDJEVIC

The Young Avengers return in an epic, bi-monthly Marvel maxi-series by series creators Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung.  When Wiccan's reality-altering powers begin to rival those of the Scarlet Witch, the young hero sets out on a quest to find her that spans the Marvel Universe and pits Wiccan against both the Avengers and the Young Avengers.  But will Wiccan's desire to solve the mystery of his parentage be his salvation or his undoing?  This self-contained Marvel maxi-series reintroduces and redefines the Young Avengers and the Scarlet Witch for the Heroic Age and is essential reading for any Avengers fan.

32 pages, $3.99.

AGE OF HEROES #3

Written by KELLY SUE DECONNICK, KEVIN GREVIOUX, FRED VAN LENTE & DAN SLOTT, penciled by MC WYMAN, JEFTE PALO TY TEMPLETON & MORE, cover by YANICK PAQUETTE

What mission could cause Maria Hill, Sharon Carter, and Victoria Hand, the three Avengers liasons, to join forces? Plus, the Blue Marvel makes his presence known around the world to re-establish himself as a hero of the people. TASKMASTER learns in Tokyo that The Heroic Age is a none too friendly place for villains who have fallen from the top! Plus a nutty, new turning point in the life of Squirrel Girl!

32 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS, THOR & CAPTAIN AMERICA: OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE 3

Written by Paul Bourcier, Chris Buchner, Ronald Byrd, Russ Chappell, Michael Hoskin, Daron Jensen, Sean McQuaid, Jacob Rougemont, Al Sjoerdsma, Robert J. Sodaro, Stuart Vandal & Kevin Wasser

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 as we launch our coverage of the Avengers (from AVENGERS #111), Thor (from THOR #161), and Captain America (from both CAPTAIN AMERICA #207 and 1941's CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #11). 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.

BLACK WIDOW #4

Written by MARJORIE LIU, pencils and cover by DANIEL ACUĄA

Iron Man, Captain America and Wolverine haven't been able to help...the U.S. government is somehow involved...and the web of intrigue and danger surrounding Natasha has tightened into a noose! Will the Black Widow discover who's out to destroy her before it's too late...?

32 pages, $2.99.

ATLAS #3

Written by JEFF PARKER, penciled by Gabriel HARDMAN & RAMON ROSANAS, cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN

The 3D Man has been found, and if ATLAS stands with him they die with him- and even the Hidden City isn't safe from the unstoppable beings known as THE ECHO PEOPLE. The one agent who can help the most is hit the hardest! AND turn back half a century for a strange insight, the dreams of a killer robot!

32 pages, $2.99.

AVENGERS: THE ORIGIN #4

Written by JOE CASEY, pencils and cover by PHIL NOTO

The hunt for the Hulk is on!  And when Iron Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp actually find him -- all hell breaks loose!  Meanwhile, an eternal war between half-brother gods erupts in Asgard!  You call yourself a Marvel fan -- then don't dare miss this one!

32 pages, $3.99.

DARKSTAR AND THE WINTER GUARD #2

Written by DAVID GALLAHER , penciled by STEVE ELLIS, cover by CLAYTON HENRY

The mini-series continues at a harrowing pace as forgotten teammates return to the fold and an ancient threat is reborn! Who are the Protectorate? Why do they hate the Winter Guard? What secrets are they keeping that could mean the end of The Winter Guard - and Russia as we know it? And -- The Presence makes a move! The Harvey Award-winning team behind "High Moon" brings you more tales of the greatest super heroes Russia has ever known!

40 pages, $3.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE 1940S NEWSPAPER STRIP #2

Written by KARL KESEL , penciled by KARL KESEL, cover by BUTCH GUICE

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Uncovered at last: The 1940's daily newspaper comic strip starring Captain America that you never knew about! Travel with us to the tumultuous days of World War II, when the star-spangled, shield-slinging Super- Soldier battled Axis threats alongside his wise-cracking, jaw-jacking sidekick Bucky! Plus: Rampaging robots! Secret underground cities! Dangerous dames! No-good Nazis that deserve a sock to the kisser!

32 pages, $3.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #608

Written by ED BRUBAKER, penciled by BUTCH GUICE, cover by Marko Djurdjevic NOMAD backup by SEAN MCKEEVER & FILIPE ANDRADE

Baron Zemo takes his battle against the new Captain America to a new and terrifying level. And neither Bucky Barnes, or the readers will believe Zemo's last page revelation! By the senses-shattering team of Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice!

40 pages, $3.99.

MARVEL VAMPIRES POSTER BOOK

Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky.

Thirty-six posters featuring the legendary Lord of Vampires

72 pages, $5.99.

DEATH OF DRACULA #1

Written by VICTOR GISCHLER, penciled by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI, cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & MARKO DJURDJERVIC

He is the legendary Lord of the Vampires. Dracula. Who would dare attempt to overthrow him? Only Dracula's son Xarus, a ruthless and clever upstart with the bold ambition to unite all the world's vampire sects under one flag. But Xarus's older brother Janus isn't sure he likes the idea of a new regime and seeks allies to oppose Xarus. The ultimate battle to control Earth's Creatures of the Night unfolds, with the future of the vampire race – and possibly the Marvel Universe – at stake.

48 pages, $3.99.

SHADOWLAND #1

Written by ANDY DIGGLE, penciled by BILLY TAN, cover by JOHN CASSADAY Wraparound Variant cover by BILLY TAN

Matt Murdock Dared Evil...and Lost! The battle for the soul of a hero begins! Pushed beyond his limits, Daredevil faces off for a final time against his deadliest foe--Bullseye-- in their most brutal battle ever with more than just Hell's Kitchen is at stake. Spider-Man, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Punisher and more join forces to stop a war that is breaking out throughout New York, with Daredevil at the center. This event will change the streets of New York City--and the heroes that protect it--forever. Plus, a jaw-dropping final page that will have everyone talking for years to come!

32 pages, $3.99.

DAREDEVIL #508

Written by ANDY DIGGLE & ANTONY JOHNSTON, penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, cover by JOHN CASSADAY

SHADOWLAND Tie-in Matt Murdock has long played judge and jury to criminals as Daredevil, but has he now become executioner as well?! SHADOWLAND takes over Daredevil and his friends aren't about to stand by and lose him on the path he seems destined for. A major player joins the battle as Hell's Kitchen is about to live up to its name once more!

32 pages, $2.99.

DARK WOLVERINE #88

Written by Daniel Way & MARJORIE LIU, penciled by STEPHEN SEGOVIA, cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

"PUNISHMENT": PART 1 OF 4 A DARK WOLVERINE/FRANKEN-CASTLE CROSSOVER! Daken, reeling from his father's betrayal, heads to Japan in search of Muramasa, the legendary mystic swordsmith...only to come face-to-face with a ghost from his recent past--the monstrous Franken-Castle! The last time these two met, it ended with Frank Castle in pieces, lying dead in the sewer. It's time for revenge. And Daken couldn't agree more...

32 pages, $2.99.

FRANKEN-CASTLE #19

Written by RICK REMENDER, penciled by MIKE HAWTHORNE, cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

"PUNISHMENT": PART 2 OF 4 A DARK WOLVERINE/FRANKEN-CASTLE CROSSOVER! The rematch you begged for: Punisher vs Daken! A few months ago, Wolverine's son hunted down Frank Castle at the behest of a vengeance-seeking Norman Osborn and sliced him to ribbons. But Frank's feeling better now, and he's ready for round two – as Franken-Castle! Everything you ever wanted all in one comic – in the most brutal, down-in-the-dirt, blood-soaked, slugfest the law will allow per page -- guaranteed to kick you right in your damned face, in mighty Marvel fashion, naturally.

32 pages, $3.99.

GORILLA MAN #1

Written by JEFF PARKER, penciled by GIANCARLO CARACUZZO, cover by DAVE JOHNSON

"If you kill the magical Gorilla-Man, you become immortal." Shooting from the pages of ATLAS, comes an all-new exploration of fan-favorite GORILLA MAN! Yes, Ken Hale is blessed with might and cursed with inhumanity, but you don't know the entire tale, and how his history may destroy his present! See his storied past as an Agent of Atlas, a soldier of fortune, an ally of the Avengers, and a Howling Commando! Three incredible issues by JEFF PARKER (ATLAS, THUNDERBOLTS, FALL OF THE HULKS ALPHA) and GIANCARLO CARACUZZO (ATLAS)! Plus a "Many Legends of the Gorilla Man" reprint.

40 pages, $3.99.

FANTASTIC FOUR #581

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN, penciled by NEIL EDWARDS, cover by ALAN DAVIS

The first of a two-part story featuring the return of Nathaniel Richards. Follow us as he jumps through time back to the college years of Reed, Ben and Victor Von Doom and recruits them for an impossible mission in the future. 

32 pages, $2.99.

DRACULA #3 & #4

Written by ROY THOMAS, penciled by DICK GIORDANO Covers by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDEVIC

Bram Stoker's legendary novel of gothic horror comes to life in this stunning adaptation by comics legends Roy Thomas and Dick Giordano--newly colored by June Chung. In the wake of Lucy's death strange happenings plague London, and Count Dracula seeks to visit his deadly curse upon Mina. Issue #4 brings the stunning conclusion as our heroes chase Dracula to the very gates of his castle hoping to end his fiendish existence.

48 pages, $3.99.

VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT #10

Written by GREGG HURWITZ, penciled by JUAN JOSE RYP, cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA

"TEAM PLAYER" Moon Knight embarks on his first adventure with Steve Rogers' new Super-team: The Secret Avengers! Captain Barracuda and his crew of pirates that have hijacked a tanker transporting two million barrels of crude that's worth north of two-hundred mil on the open market and executed 9 hostages just to show they're not playing around. But neither are Steve Rogers, War Machine, Valkyrie, Ant-Man and their newest recruit, Moon Knight. They're ready to rumble...and if that means taking on Barracuda's reinforcements – a legion of creatures from the bowels of the deep blue sea – so be it.

32 pages, $2.99.

THE RAWHIDE KID #2

Written by RON ZIMMERMAN, penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN , cover by DAVE JOHNSON

"TOMBSTONE BLUES," PART 2 The sharpest-dressed sharpshooter in Wild West is back in the saddle again – and this time he's not riding alone! When Wyatt and Morgan Earp are taken hostage by Cristo Pike and his pack of pistoleros, the Rawhide Kid must put together a posse of the greatest western heroes in the Marvel Universe to rescue the Earp brothers and bring Pike to justice: Kid Colt, Doc Holliday, Annie Oakley, Billy the Kid, Red Wolf and The Two-Gun Kid! But before the Sensational Seven faces its High Noon showdown, it's got to get there in one piece – which ain't easy considering this posses' complicated history.

32 pages, $3.99.

WORLD WAR HULKS: SPIDER-MAN VS. THOR #1 & 2

Written by KIERON GILLEN & CHRIS ELIOPOULOS, penciled by JORGE MOLINA & PATRICK SCHERBERGER Covers by BARRY KITSON

CLASSIFIED UNTIL THE EVENTS OF HULK #22 AND INCREDIBLE HULK #608

32 pages, $3.99.

WORLD WAR HULKS: WOLVERINE VS. CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 & 2

Written by PAUL TOBIN & BRIAN CLEVINGER, penciled by JACOPO CAMAGNI & GURIHIRU Covers by BARRY KITSON

CLASSIFIED UNTIL THE EVENTS OF HULK #22 AND INCREDIBLE HULK #608

32 pages, $3.99.

HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #2

Written by JIM MCCANN, penciled by DAVID LOPEZ, cover by PAUL RENAUD

Hawkeye & Mockingbird are back in action together -- but so are their two greatest foes!  Who is the all-new, all-deadly Phantom Rider? Crossfire once took Hawkeye's hearing from him – what will he take from him now? Plus: what secret has Clint uncovered that could destroy everything that he and Bobbi are fighting for?

32 pages, $2.99.

HERCULES: TWILIGHT OF A GOD #2

Written by BOB LAYTON Breakdowns by RON LIM Finishes and cover by BOB LAYTON

All bets are off when the PRINCE OF POWER is pitted against the new HERALD OF GALACTUS! Its no-holds-barred action as the Lion of Olympus, determined to preserve his son's empire, must fend off a vicious and alien Silver Surfer, bent on exacting revenge on Hercules for the extinction of his race! INTERJECTION: According to Recorder's Rigellian masters, a far greater threat is looming on the edges of space!

32 pages, $3.99.

HEROIC AGE: PRINCE OF POWER #3

Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE , penciled by REILLY BROWN, cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN

It's a race against time -- and eternity! -- as the Mighty Thor and Amadeus Cho try to beat the nefarious PANTHEON to all the pieces of The Ultimate Boon! The next stop on their mythological mystery tour is the realm of the ancient Egyptian gods -- and a no holds barred slugfest with SEKHMET, Goddess of Destruction! But once the sand settles, will the Prince of Power continue to side with the God of Thunder -- or with humanity?

32 pages, $3.99.

HIT-MONKEY #1

Written by Daniel Way, penciled by DALIBOR TALIJIC, cover by DAVE JOHNSON

"YEAR OF THE MONKEY," PART 1 You want more Hit-Monkey? Judging by the quick sell-out of his origin issue and his appearance in Deadpool, the answer is YES! You know what happened on that fateful day he first picked up a gun, now you're gonna find out what happened next. Bullets will fly, killers will die...and a soulful simian will, for the first time, don his trademark suit and tie.

32 pages, $2.99.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #28

Written by Matt Fraction, pencils and cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

Iron Man and War Machine are holding the bag after the Tokyo attacks make Detroit Steel look like a hero! As Tony, Rhodey and Hill get to the bottom of who masterminded the terror attempt, the fledgling company Stark Resilent takes its first baby steps toward growth...and Tony draws a link between Hammer Industries and an old foe that almost killed him...

32 pages, $2.99.

IRON MAN NOIR #4

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

SCOTT SNYDER (American Vampire) and MANUEL GARCIA (DARK AVENGERS: ARES) pull out all the pulp fiction stops as they bring you what could be Tony Stark's final adventure! Will the revelation of Baron Zemo's terrible secret finally tip the scales of war? Can Tony make the right decision in the face of certain death? Every reimagined character in the Iron Man universe will come together for one final battle, as the fate of the world – and Tony's life – rests in the hands of the legendary IRON MAN!

32 pages, $3.99.

IRON MAN: EXTREMIS DIRECTOR'S CUT #5 & #6

Written by Warren Ellis, pencils and cover by ADI GRANOV

His life on the line as the Extremis dose he's taken rewrites his genetic code, Tony Stark relives his first faltering steps as Iron Man -- and when all is said and done, a genuinely new Armored Avenger will emerge! 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 saga was created with preliminary artwork, script pages, layouts and more!

32 pages, $2.99.

IRON MAN LEGACY #4

Written by FRED VAN LENTE, penciled by STEVE KURTH, cover by BRANDON PETERSON

Did we say "War of the Iron Men?" We meant "WORLD War of the Iron Men"! Russia and China have gotten involved and sent their own super-powered champions TITANIUM MAN, CRIMSON DYNAMO and RADIOACTIVE MAN to bring Iron Man out of Transia -- dead or alive! It's all-out armored action, and whoever wins, turns out they lose: As the true Big Bad stands ready to swoop in and claim the spoils!

32 pages, $2.99.

STEVE ROGERS: SUPER-SOLDIER #1

Written by ED BRUBAKER, penciled by DALE EAGLESHAM, cover by CARLOS PACHECO

Steve Rogers was America's first Super-Soldier - Captain America - and he's fought for his country since World War II. Now a face from the past reappears, a woman that cannot be alive because Steve watched her die! Steve has fought for so long, and lost so much -- is his past coming back to haunt him now? Or could this be the plot of an old enemy who controls nearly everything he touches, including Steve's mind? From multiple Award-Winning Captain America scribe Ed Brubaker and acclaimed artist Dale Eaglesham comes a mini-series no Cap or Avengers fan will want to miss!

40 pages, $3.99.

THOR AND THE WARRIORS FOUR #4

Written by ALEX ZALBEN, pencils and cover by GURIHIRU

Loki: triumphant! Thor: defeated! Power Pack: no more! Exclamations: And questions? Will Power Pack be able to save the life of their grandmother, or will the world be destroyed first? All this, plus a guest appearance by The Pet Avengers, and the moment you didn't know you were waiting your whole life for: The League of Thors! AND the final chapter of Colleen Coover's Hercules/Power Pack cross-over. An issue so big, so funny, so awesome, that critics are saying, "This solicit was actually written before the first issue came out, so there's no press quotes yet!" 

32 pages, $2.99.

SUPER HERO SQUAD MAGAZINE

Hero up with this mammoth magazine chock full of your favorite Squaddies battling Dr. Doom and his evil Lethal Legion! New readers and fans of the hit Cartoon Network TV series will love the loads of Super Hero Squad comics, character bios, coloring pages and behind-the-scenes interviews with voice talent from the show.

96 pages, $9.99.

SUPER HERO SQUAD #7

Written by TODD DEZAGO, penciled by MARCELO DICHIARA, cover by LEONEL CASTELLANI

"SUPER HERO CIRCUS!" The hypnotic Ringmaster takes the center ring as he mesmerizes the Squaddies to think they are circus performers--keeping them busy while Doom's Lethal Legion attempts to retrieve some Fractals from the SHIELD Helicarrier!  Also, the gang enjoys a day at the beach in "SUPER SQUADDIE SUMMER FUN!" and Abomination and MODOK pay a visit to the Offices of Marble Comics in "BRING ON THE BAD GUYS!" which is pretty funny.

32 pages, $2.99.

SPIDER-MAN #4

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

The battle with Bullseye begins, and it ends in heartbreak for Peter Parker as the Amazing Spider-Man finds that Bullseye is aiming for those he cares most about... and he does not miss.

32 pages, $2.99.

TAILS OF THE PET AVENGERS: THE DOGS OF SUMMER

Written by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS, penciled by GURIHIRU & CHRIS ELIOPOULOS, cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

Two all-new tails, featuring your favorite four-footed ferals! Franklin Richards and his time-traveling puppy (named Puppy) meet the PA's for the first time, and baaaaaad stuff happens (cuz Franklin tends to break stuff). Then, in our second story...hey, what the heck are Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man doing in here?

40 pages, $3.99.

SUPER HEROES #4

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

Kraven is hunting what might possibly be the world's Most Dangerous Prey, and what is certainly the most annoying... a certain Merc with a Mouth. But when Kraven's anger gets the best of him, the situation quickly develops to where only the Avengers can possibly stop Kraven and his Trash-Talking Target from ripping New York wide open.

32 pages, $2.99.

THOR #612

Written by KIERON GILLEN, art by Doug Braithwaite, cover by MICO SUAYAN

Thor goes to Hell! In the aftermath of SIEGE, heavy metal horror and adventure! Fan-favorite writer Kieron Gillen continues his bestselling and critically acclaimed THOR run, reteamed with Doug Braithwaite. A lingering menace created by fiendish Loki as an afterthought returns to wreak havoc on the Asgardians! Can Thor and his unlikely allies defeat this devastating force of destruction?! Or in their weakened state after the battles of Siege, will this new, ancient enemy prove too strong?

32 pages, $3.99.

YOUNG ALLIES #2

Written by SEAN MCKEEVER, penciled by DAVID BALDEON, cover by David Lafuente

Still reeling from the events of last issue, the Young Allies are desperate to hunt down the Bastards of Evil by any means necessary--even if it means taking on their parents!--while the Bastards are up for a little hunting trip of their own...

32 pages, $2.99.

THOR THE MIGHTY AVENGER #1 & #2

Written by ROGER LANGRIDGE, pencils and cover by CHRIS SAMNEE

He's banished, he's mad, and he wants to FIGHT. ROGER LANGRIDGE and CHRIS SAMNEE re-imagine the God of Thunder in THOR THE MIGHTY AVENGER! THRILL as he battles robots the size of cities! GASP as he tames the mightiest sea creatures! SWOON as he rescues damsels from the vilest villains! It's Thor as you've NEVER seen him, hammering his way into your hands TWICE this month!

32 pages, $2.99.

THUNDERBOLTS #146

Written by JEFF PARKER, penciled by KEV WALKER, cover by Marko Djurdjevic

Who or what is Unit 23? Luke Cage must lead his new Thunderbolts deep below on their deadliest mission and face the horrors that mankind can become. While S.H.I.E.L.D. was shut down, a now-missing government squad was charged with guarding a cavern full of impure Terrigen crystals...and if these powerful elements morph Inhumans with wild transformations, what in the world will they do to humans? It's a volatile environment--and a bad time for a challenge to authority from The Juggernaut!   

32 pages, $2.99.

SECRET WARRIORS #18

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN, penciled by ALESSANDRO VITTI, cover by JIM CHEUNG

"The Last Ride of the Howling Commandos" rages on--with special guest-star Captain America! The reunion dinner between Nick Fury and his World War II brothers in arms continues against the backdrop of a suicide mission deep within enemy territory. Night approaches and we approach the end of a very long road.

32 pages, $2.99.

THE THANOS IMPERATIVE #2

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING, penciled by MIGUEL ANGEL SEPULVEDA, cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT

Thanos...Nova...Silver Surfer...Quasar...Gladiator...the cosmic heavy-hitters take the stage as Marvel's latest sci-fi saga rockets onwards! A rival universe where life is the ultimate curse--and reality is determined by twisted, monolithic gods--is gouging into our own! Even the great abstract figures of creation like Oblivion and Eternity have taken up arms! What possible significance can Star-Lord and his band of misfit heroes hope to have? And how will the Mad Titan Thanos chose to take his stand? Find out here – and also find out why Aint It Cool News says: "Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning continue to put out stories full of amazing characters and exquisite scenery...each issue is jam packed with the best Marvel space characters that put most of the stories on Earth to shame."

32 pages, $3.99.

THANOS SOURCEBOOK

Written by MIKE O'SULLIVAN & various, cover by ALEX GARNER

The THANOS SOURCEBOOK is an ideal primer for any reader of the latest saga to rock the cosmos! Featuring biographies on Marvel's intergalactic cast of characters -- as

Written by Earth's Richard Rider, the Nova Prime!

32 pages, $3.99.

UNCANNY X-MEN: THE HEROIC AGE #1

Written by Matt Fraction, penciled by Whilce Portacio, Jamie McKelvie and Steven Sanders, cover by Mark Brooks.

Hot on the heels of Second Coming, see how the X-Men fit into the Marvel Universe as a whole. Three stories taking you all around the Marvel Universe!

40 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN #1

Written by Victor Gischler, penciled by Paco Medina, covers by Adi Granov, John Romita Jr. Olivier Coipel, Paco Medina and Marko Djurdjevic.

"Mutants Versus Vampires," part 1. When a suicide bomber strikes in downtown San Francisco, it gets the immediate attention of the X-Men. But this is not your garden variety terrorist -- and he's not acting alone. Vampires from around the globe are descending en masse on the City by the Bay, staking a brutal claim for the patch of land the X-Men call their home. What is their agenda? Who is their mysterious leader? The X-Men are about to find out, as they brace themselves for a war of the species that will wrack the Marvel Universe.

40 pages, $3.99.

UNCANNY X-MEN #526

Written by Matt Fraction, penciled by Whilce Portacio, cover by Terry Dodson.

"The Five Lights." After the events of Second Coming, the X-Men's world has changed. We can't tell you much without spoiling the crossover, but here are some words to whet your appetite: Hope, Emma, Namor, Sebastian Shaw. Classic X-Men artist Whilce Portacio is back again for this story-arc of epic proportions!

40 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN: PHOENIX FORCE HANDBOOK

Written by Jeff Christiansen, Mike O'Sullivan, Stuart Vandal, Michael Hoskin, Kevin Garcia, Sean Mcquaid, Markus Raymond, Ronald Byrd, Madison Carter, Jeph York, Chris Biggs and Jacob Rougemont, cover by Tom Raney.

X-Men: Second Coming tie-in! This year's chronicling of Marvel blazes on as the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe team brings to you all things Phoenix! Comprehensive biographies of the Phoenix Force and the characters closely tied to it: Jean Grey! Rachel Summers! Madelyne Pryor! The threats they've faced: the Scy'ar Tal! The Crazy Gang! Krakoa! Frenzy! Nanny! The allies they've fought beside: Lilandra! Rusty Collins! Alistair Stuart! Corsair! Widget! And, of course, the mutant everyone's watching: Hope Summers! Featuring new profiles and art for dozens of characters!

64 pages, $4.99.

X-MEN: SECOND COMING #2

Written by Matt Fraction, Chris Yost, Mike Carey and Zeb Wells, penciled by, cover by Adi Granov.

The end is here. Sacrifices have been made. The most dangerous and successful attempt at the extermination of mutants is upon us. Who will walk away?

48 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN: HELLBOUND #3

Written by Christopher Yost, penciled by Harvey Tolibao, cover by Marko Djurdjevic.

The exciting conclusion to this Second Coming Tie-In Series! While the future of mutantkind is in the balance back on Earth, a small team of X-Men fight the demons of Limbo for the fate of their teammate Magik. But with one of their own corrupted by the dimension's dark influence and another of their number undergoing a change of heart, will Magik be able to emerge unscathed? One thing's for sure: after this, things will never be the same...

32 pages, $3.99.

WOLVERINE WEAPON X #15

Written by Jason Aaron, pencils and cover by Ron Garney.

It's the action-packed conclusion to "Tomorrow Dies Today"...and at the end of it only one Deathlok shall remain. As Logan and the greatest heroes of the Marvel U unite to confront him, the question is raised: is he friend or foe?  Or maybe even both?

32 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN LEGACY #238

Written by Mike Carey, penciled by Clay Mann, cover by Leinil Francis Yu.

"Collison." Following the events of Second Coming, Young X-Man Indra is called back to India at the request of his family. Accompanied by Rogue and Magneto, the X-Men arrive to discover that not all is right in Mumbai...and not just due to tensions with Indra's parents. Earthquakes tear through the streets and energy flares cause planes to fall from the sky. Could this be a new mutant manifestation? Or is this something far more sinister?

32 pages, $2.99.

WOLVERINE ORIGINS #50

Written by Daniel Way, penciled by Will Conrad, cover by Gabriele Dell'Otto.

The series conclusion! It's the end of an era, a story years in the making, and as one journey ends, another begins. With his quest for revenge now concluded, Wolverine embarks on a new journey...towards salvation.

40 pages, $3.99.

X-WOMEN #1

Written by Chris Claremont, pencils and cover by Milon Manara.

International superstar Milo Manara joins X-Legend Chris Claremont for X-WOMEN! Go on a high-flying, death-defying, globetrotting adventure with your favorite X-Ladies. Storm, Psylocke, Shadowcat, Marvel Girl and Rogue save the world and look great doing it. Don't miss this prestige event!

64 pages, $4.99.

NEW MUTANTS #15

Written by Zeb Wells, penciled by Leonard Kirk, cover by Dave Wilkins.

"Fall of the New Mutants." Coming out of Second Coming, the New Mutants who are still left are licking their wounds on a forced R & R trip. While they try and put themselves back together, others are looking to take them apart. The strange secretive military group we met in New Mutants #9 has an agenda involving Illyana Rasputin. And they don't want to give her a medal.

32 pages, $2.99.

X-FACTOR #207

Written by Peter David, penciled by Sebastian Fiumara, cover by David Yardin. Remember when we warned you about the shocking twist involving Madrox's baby? Remember when the return of Shatterstar wound up making every comics-related website? Well, that was just a warm-up for the shocking end of this issue. X-Factor gets a new client, a tall green-garbed woman with a deadly secret, but that's just a set-up for the jaw-dropping final page.

32 pages, $2.99.

X-MEN FOREVER 2 #3 & 4

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

Still reeling from the explosive events of Issue #1, the world is now contemplating what life without the X-Men will be like. Some mourn, others rejoice, and still others continue to search for answers. But answers can come from the unlikeliest places... including one of New York City's biggest super heroes.

32 pages, $3.99.

X-FACTOR FOREVER #5

Written by Louis Simonson, penciled by Dan Panosian, Eric Nguyen and Aluir, cover by Dan Panosian.

Apocolypse was right. In the wake of last issue's devastating climax, X-Factor has discovered that the ancient mutant's portents of doom were more than idle threats. With the Celestials' hour of judgment upon them, it's up to Xavier's original mutants to make the greatest sacrifice of all. It's a FOREVER farewell from X-Legend Louise Simonson!

32 pages, $3.99.

X-FORCE: SEX AND VIOLENCE #1

Written by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost, art and cover by Gabriele Del'Otto.

Just when you thought it was over, we pull you back in--it's the X-Force story everyone's been talking about, finally delivered!  Wolverine and Domino have always had a special relationship, but everything goes upside down when the Assassins Guild puts out a hit on our gun wielding bombshell.  Why do they want her dead?  And more importantly, how many people have to die before Wolverine and Domino can spend some quality time together?  Get ready for the sexiest blood-soaked ride Craig Kyle and Chris Yost have ever delivered as they join forces with international superstar Gabriele Dell'otto to offer up their final X-Force story! 

32 pages, $3.99.

PUNISHER MAX #9

Written by Jason Aaron, penciled by Steve Dilloin cover by Dave Johnson.

Frank Castle is now Public Enemy #1 in New York City, and nobody's loving it more than Bullseye, the psychotic assassin determined to bring him down.  But what happens when Bullseye goes so far that even the Kingpin, Wilson Fisk, wants to shut him down?  And how exactly do you pull the plug on the world's most tenacious hitman without becoming a target yourself?

32 pages, $3.99.

CASANOVA #1

Written by Matt Fraction, art by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, cover by Gabriel Ba

Casanova is back as you've never seen him before! The Eisner Award winning team of Matt and Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moonbring their appropriately iconic book to ICON! Full size! Full color! Remastered and Reborn! Meet Casanova Quinn, morally flexible and terminally directionless, as he gets abducted across space and time to infiltrate his own father's E.M.P.I.R.E. of law and order. Featuring an all-new bonus story by Fraction and Moon.

40 pages, $3.99.

SCARLET #1

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art and cover by Alex Maleev Variant cover by David Lafuente Variant cover by Mike Deodato Jr.

The first creator owned series by one of the most successful teams in all of modern comics. Scarlet is the story of a woman pushed to the edge by all that is wrong with the world...A woman who decides to stand up and fight back...A woman who will not back down...A woman who discovers within herself the power to start a modern American revolution!! In the vein of Alias, Powers, and Jinx, Scarlet debuts a fascinating new comics character that, with every issue, reveals new things about herself against a completely original backdrop of intrigue and drama. Get in on the ground floor of the first creator owned series by Bendis since Powers, and the first creator owned series by Maleev...ever. (and, yes, the trademark obnoxious Bendis letter column will be here too)

40 pages, $3.95.



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