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TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010

MARVEL COMICS FOR AUGUST

MARVELMAN FAMILY'S FINEST #2

Written and penciled by Mick Anglo and various, cover by Marko Djurdjevic, variant cover by Mike Perkins.

With one word -- Kimota! -- newspaper copy boy Micky Moran becomes the invincible, indestructible Marvelman! In 1954, 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.

SPITFIRE #1

Written by Paul Cornell, penciled by Elena Casagrande, cover by Jenny Frison.

The British Invasion hits New York! While her MI13 compatriots make nice with the Yankee super sorts, Lady Jacqueline Falsworth is on the hunt for an old acquaintance...with bloody consequences for the Big Apple. With bad boy Blade at her side, the immortal speedstress must conquer her past in order to save her future!

32 pages, $3.99.

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER - THE JOURNEY BEGINS #4

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

It's nooses and Not-Men for Roland when the last gunslinger and his faithful billy bumbler enter the positively medieval Kingstown. But gallows and the invisible thugs that fill their knots are the least of Roland's worries, as a face long consigned to a burned Charyou tree rises from the ashes...

32 pages, $3.99.

THE STAND: HARDCASES #3

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

Welcome to Boulder, land of the free, home of the brave. Where the forces of good have started to gather, in preparation for the winter ahead: Nick and his crew, Stu and his posse, and Larry and his entourage. The first order of business: rebuilding society from the ground-up. But even in this garden, under Mother Abagail's watchful eye, there are serpents: Harold Lauder and Nadine Cross, wondering if they didn't end up in the wrong place... The first seeds of a terrible betrayal are scattered in this issue of Stephen King's horror masterpiece.

32 pages, $3.99.

ANITA BLAKE: CIRCUS OF THE DAMNED - THE CHARMER #4

Written by Laurell K. Hamilton and Jessica Ruffner, art by Ron Lim, cover by Brett Booth.

When she accepted an invitation to the Circus of the Damned, vampire hunter Anita Blake knew she should keep an open mind. The shapeshifters, werewolves, and vampires under the big top? Business as usual. What she didn't expect was to be stuck in a ring with a rampaging cobra the size of a truck. A cobra that used to be worshipped as god. A cobra that now very very much wants to make St. Louis' top animator its next meal.

32 pages, $3.99.

ELECTRIC ANT #5

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

Over the centuries, people have fought for the right to speak, pray, and to be free. Now, Garson Poole finds himself in a fierce battle to exist. From the mind of legendary sci-fi author Philip K. Dick comes the riveting climax of this landmark comic-book adaptation!

32 pages, $3.99.

SENSE & SENSIBILITY #4

Written by Nancy Butler, pencils by Sonny Liew, cover by Skottie Young.

Jane Austen's classic persists! The Dashwood girls travel home with Mrs. Jennings and the chatty Mrs. Palmer. As it happens, Marianne finds out the handsome Mr. Willoughby's house is nearby, and cannot help but take a stroll to see the property. But what secret is Mr. Willoughby hiding behind his walls?

32 pages, $3.99.

SKY DOLL: LACRIMA CHRISTI #2

Written by Alessandro Barbucci and Barbara Canepa, pencils by Gradimir Smudja, Afif Khaled and Enrique Fernandez, cover by Fernandez.

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 #3

Written by Francesco Artibani and Michelle Medda, pencils by Marco Failla and Roberto Di Salvo, 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 worse even than super villains or race-destroying viruses... highscool! When another new mutant is discovered, Xavier and Magnus race to find him, but this steel-skinned brute isn't choosing sides and he isn't going down without a fight! Meanwhile, Xavier's students try to unlock the mysteries of the Worthington Foundation as one student's surprising power reveals itself and Kurt Wagner and Hank McCoy try to answer the question, who is Professor Bolivar Trask?

48 pages, $4.99.

ORSON SCOTT CARD'S ENDER IN EXILE #3

Written by Aaaron Johnston, pencils by Pop Mhan, cover by Sebastian Fiumara.

Time is running out for Ender. The colony ship is about to reach its destination, and Ender's newest enemy, the captain of the ship, is ready to make his move. Can Ender outwit him before the captain seizes all control? Or will Ender be sidetracked by the beautiful young colonist eager for his attention? It all comes to a head here as the adaptation of the best-selling novel from Orson Scott Card continues.

32 pages, $3.99.

DEADPOOL #1000

Written by Dave Lapham, Peter Bagge, Adam Glass, Howard Chaykin, Fred Van Lente, Rob Williams and more, penciled by Jerome Opena, Paco Medina, Philp Bond, Dave Lapham, Peter Bagge, Howard Chaykin and more, cover by Dave Johnson.

Has it really been 100 issues since Deadpool #900? Who cares! Some of comics' top creators take aim at the Merc with a Mouth in this massive 104-page special that pits the Deadpool against a cavalcade of baddies -- including urban cannibals...underage hit men...mimes from outer space...and Lady Luck herself.

104 pages, $4.99.

DEADPOOL #26

Written by Daniel Way, penciled by Carlo Barberi, cover by Dave Johnson.

"Sinner-Sinner, Chicken Dinner." Deadpool's quest to become a hero isn't exactly going well, mostly because...well, let's face it: Deadpool's just not a "good guy." He's done a lot of really bad stuff in the past, things that can't just be swept under the rug. But what if he was given the chance to do just that? What if he was given the chance to confront all of his past sins? What if Ghost Rider showed up in this book?

32 pages, $2.99.

DEADPOOL CORPS #5

Written by Victor Gischler, pencils and cover by Rob Liefeld.

The amazing finale of The Deadpool Corps' premiere mission!╩ What lies at the heart of the cosmic consciousness?╩ How will Deadpool and company defeat this sinister thing which menaces the multiverse?╩ Will the good ship Bea Arthur weather the cosmic Mind Storm? It's do or die!

32 pages, $2.99.

DEADPOOL: WADE WILSON'S WAR #4

Written by Duane Swierczynski, pencils and cover by Jason Pearson.

"This Time, it's Personal." They say the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist...Wait. That wasn't "they." It was Kevin Spacey, in The Usual Suspects. Anyway, Wade Wilson -- a.k.a. Deadpool -- seems to have the opposite problem. He's having a damned hard time convincing the world that he does exist, that he's been a brave soldier on the front lines of America's secret wars for more than two decades. Now his former partner Domino is pointing a gun at Wilson's head on live TV, telling a panel of Senators that he's full of [REDACTED]. But when the truth finally does emerge, the walls will come tumbling down and everybody will be caught in the crossfire just the way Deadpool likes it.

32 pages, $3.99

DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #890

Written by James Asmus, penciled by Micah Gunnell, cover by Humberto Ramos.

Deadpool has caused an incredible amount of destruction in his career and now it's time to pay the piper.╩ Or in this case, the indestructible robot (and part-time insurance agent) Aaron Stack AKA Machine Man!╩╩ The sexy android arrives with an ultimatum - either pay╩back the millions in damages OR start doing some mercenary work on behalf of Delmar Insurance.╩ You'll never guess which one Deadpool picks!╩ Plus, the creepy return of Puppet Master!╩

32 pages, $2.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 #6

Written by Mark MIllar, pencils and cover by Leinil Francis Yu.

The Avengers are caught in the middle as Ghost Rider and the demonically powered Vice-President Blackthorne go head-to-flaming-head! What hope do Hawkeye, Punisher, and the new Hulk have against Satan's soldiers?

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 3 #1

Written by Mark Millar, pencils by Steve Dillon, covers by Leinil Francis Yu and Dillon.

Blade is back in a bad way and that can only mean one thing: vampires are afoot! Somebody is leaving behind a bloody trail of bite marks and Blade's stake-ready to take them on. Could the mysterious figure donned in an iron suit have something to do with it? And who exactly is the new figure leaping around down in a devil costume? As the Avengers get deeper into black ops, there's no telling who'll be thirsting for blood and who'll be next on the menu!

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS MYSTERY #2

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, penciled by Rafa Sandoval, cover by J. Scott Campbell.

Spider-Man and Spider-Woman infiltrate Roxxon, while Captain Marvel and Nova protect the magical artifacts of Project Pegasus. Meanwhile the Fantastic Three take on their first assignment as agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. All this and the countdown to the reveal of the mystery villain of the Ultimate Universe begins!

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #13

Written by Brian MIchael Bendis, art and cover by David Lafuente.

There's no other way to say it: In this issue...Spider-Man's entire life is completely destroyed.

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS X #4

Written by Jeph Loeb, pencils and cover by Arthur Adams.

The Ultimate Universe's most talked about series continues! Ultimate Spider-Man Peter Parker's classmate Liz Allen vanished after Ultimatum. Where has she been hiding and what connection does she have to the terrible horrible Blob? Join the new cast of Ultimate X as they head to Southern California to find out these secrets and more.

32 pages, $3.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #640 & #641

Written by Joe Quesada, penciled by Paolo Manuel Rivera and Quesada, Sunday Feature by Stan Lee and Marcos Martin, covers by Quesada and Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic.

The startling conclusion to "One Moment in Time!"╩ How did the world really forget Peter Parker was Spider-Man? ╩And what does the future hold for Peter & Mary Jane? ╩Every question is answered, the past laid to rest, and Spider-Man swings into a new direction for the future!

40 pages, $3.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS: AMERICAN SON #4

Written by Brian Reed, penciled by Philippe Briones, cover by Marko Djurdjevic.

Who will claim the Osborn legacy? Harry Osborn vs. Gabriel Stacy, with the fate of hundreds of New Yorkers hanging in the balance. Can Harry stop the mad man in time? And at what cost to himself?╩The Osborn family drama comes to a stunning conclusion!╩

32 pages, $3.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS: BLACK CAT #3

Written by Jen Van Meter, penciled by Javier Pulido, cover by Amanda Conner.

A Grim Hunt tie-in! Full of intrigue, action, and adventure,╩the solo╩adventure of The Black Cat comes to a╩dramatic turning point.╩With Spider-Man facing problems of his own, it's up to Felicia Hardy to face down the family who have been coming after both her and everyone's favorite wall-crawler!

32 pages, $3.99.

WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #11

Written by Fred Van Lente and Marc Guggenheim, penciled by Pepe Larrazz and Sana Takeda, cover by Jelena Kevic-Djurdevic.

Mary Jane Watson has a date -- with death! Spider-Man's ex-girlfriend, Mary Jane Watson, has been targeted for death by Mr. Negative's science consigliore, Doc Tramma! Can the Webbed Wonder save MJ from the gruesome grip of the PHD'd femme fatale? Meanwhile, Jackpot is faced with the chance to avenge her husband's death when Mr. Negative presents her Boomerang on a silver platter. Will Jackpot cross the line from hero to killer?

40 pages, $3.99.

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-GIRL #4

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

Final issue! The gang war ends -- but no one told the Hobgoblin! Still reeling from last issue's betrayal by Mayhem and the stunning revelation about Wild Card, Spider-Girl heads into her final confrontation with Silverback, the Black Tarantula and the Punisher and the Hobgoblin! Has time finally run out for Mayday Parker?!

40 pages, $3.99.

SPIDER-MAN/FANTASTIC FOUR #2

Written by Christos Gage, pencils and cover by Mario Alberti.

Spider-Man must rescue the youngest member of comic's first family! Before there was Venom, there was the black costume symbiote that tried to permanently bond to Spider-Man...until the Fantastic Four set him free and captured the creature.╩ While caged, the symbiote expressed an eerie interest in young Franklin Richards.╩ After a quarter century, find out at last what happens when the symbiote escapes and comes after Franklin...even if it has to go through Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four (including the Sensational She-Hulk) to get him!

32 pages, $3.99.

SPIDER-GIRL: THE END! #1

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

In a story spanning the history of the MC2 Universe, witness the battle you've been waiting for as Mayday Parker takes on her own clone, April! The fate of the Parker family hangs in the balance -- and so does an entire universe! The last stand of the Amazing Spider-Girl is here!

40 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS #4

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

The blockbuster Marvel comic of the year continues!! The timestream is broken and with that the Marvel Universe has fallen into utter chaos. Can the Avengers defeat Kang and even if they do, is it too late? ╩Guest-starring everyone! ╩ Plus! Another startling chapter in the untold oral history of the Avengers by Bendis...!

32 pages, $3.99.

SECRET AVENGERS #4

Written by Ed Brubaker, penciled by Mike Deodato, covers by Makor Djurdjevic and Deodato.

The fate of one hero and the birth of another will be decided here, as the Secret Avengers true enemy is finally exposed!

32 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #3

Written by Christos Gage, pencils and covers by Mike McKone.

Guest-starring Norman Osborn and the all-new, all-deadly Thunderbolts! You've heard of "Scared Straight"--when impressionable teens are brought inside a prison to get the harsh truth about criminal life from the inmates themselves. Well, the Academy kids are about to experience it super-villain style...courtesy of Juggernaut and the new Thunderbolts program! But it's another inmate that captures their attention...the man who imprisoned, experimented on and tortured them: Norman Osborn! When The Raft goes into lockdown, are they trapped inside with him, or is he trapped inside with them? Plus: The origin of Hazmat! And guest appearances by Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Valkyrie!

32 pages, $2.99.

NEW AVENGERS #3

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils and covers by Stuart immonen.

Who is the true master of the mystic arts? Well, it ain't Doctor Strange and it ain't Doctor Voodoo. The bad news is he's here and he is in charge. ╩And he is gleefully ripping this dimension apart, piece by piece, in his search for relics of power. ╩How are the legacies of Iron Fist, Doctor Strange and Wolverine connected? Find out here in this brand new eye-popper from Bendis and Immonen! Backup feature: Another brand new oral history of the Avengers chapter by Bendis!

32 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS PRIME #2

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, pencils and cover by Alan Davis.

Steve Rogers, Tony Stark and Thor have travelled to a mysterious dimension of the broken Nine Realms and have to fight their way to one another's side or they will never make it back home. This vital chapter will impact the lives of all of the characters and resonate in the pages of Thor for years to come!

32 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS: THE ORIGIN #5

Written by Joe Casey, pencils and cover by Phil Noto.

The big finale! All-out war on the Isle of Silence!╩ The╩climactic showdown on Earth!╩ Is the Hulk the true villain? Or╩does Loki's revenge plot have even deeper ramifications to humanity? And who actually thought of the name "Avengers"? You might've read the 1963 original, but you really have no idea how it all ends!

32 pages, $3.99.

AGE OF HEROES #4

Written by Jonathan Maberry, Elliott Kalan, Joe Casey and Dan Slott, penciled by gianluca Gugliotta, Nathan Fox, Ty Templeton and various. cover by Jae Lee.

The Heroic Age continues with more titantic tales from across the mighty Marvel U! Follow Shuri, the deadly Black Panther, as she sets the world on fire crossing paths, and claws, with the rest of MU! Find out the truth behind Captain America's time on ice and the native peoples who stumbled across his frosty tomb! Plus: Zodiac's back and ready for the Age of Villains to begin...and Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier has an all-new assignment for Initiative cadet Cloud 9!

32 pages, $3.99.

ATLAS #4

Written by Jeff Parker, penciled by Gabriel Hardman and Ramon Rosanas, cover by Jae Lee.

At great price, one of the Echo People are captured! Now the Agents of Atlas and 3-D Man know who is coming after them and why, but that doesn't make the invaders any less deadly. The only chance for these heroes and the whole planet is to go deep behind enemy lines... with little chance of return.

32 pages, $2.99.

AVENGERS & THE INFINITY GAUNTLET #1

Written by BRIAN CLEVINGER Penciled by BRIAN CHURILLA Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

The evil THANOS has acquired the Infinity Gems, granting him control over the entire universe. He's destroyed half the population of all worlds. The only force standing in his way? THE AVENGERS! But how can a ragtag group of heroes and villains (!) overpower the unstoppable? Check out the non-stop, pulse-pounding, white-knuckling action brought to you by Brian Clevinger (Atomic Robo) and Brian Churilla (Rex Mundi, The Anchor)!

40 pages, $2.99.

AVENGERS, THOR & CAPTAIN AMERICA: OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #4

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 #121), Thor (from THOR #206), and Captain America (from both CAPTAIN AMERICA #190 and 1941's CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #14). 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.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE 1940S NEWSPAPER STRIP #3

Written & Penciled by KARL KESEL Cover by BUTCH GUICE

Uncovered at last: The 1904s 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! Dangerous dames and femme fatales! No-good Nazis that deserve a sock to the kisser...like that no good stinkin' Red Skull! All brought to you by acclaimed writer/artist Karl Kesel!

32 pages, $3.99.

BLACK WIDOW #5

Written by MARJORIE LIU Art & Cover by DANIEL ACUäA

Black Widow gets answers! The villain revealed! The mystery plot on Natasha's life comes to deadly light as the Black Widow uncovers who's conspiring to destroy her...and gets some payback for the attempt on her life!

32 pages, $2.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #609

Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by BUTCH GUICE Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Women of Marvel Frame Variant by TBA Nomad Backup by SEAN MCKEEVER & DAVID BALDEON

Bucky must return to the place where his life once ended as Baron Zemo continues to rip his life apart. It's the hardest hitting arc of Captain America ever by the awesome team of Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice.

40 pages, $3.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: FOREVER ALLIES #1

Written by ROGER STERN Penciled by NICK DRAGOTTA & MARCO SANTUCCI Cover by LEE WEEKS

CAPTAIN AMERICA'S IN A RACE ACROSS THE WORLD TO SOLVE A MYSERY FROM WORLD WAR TWO! James "Bucky" Barnes has led many lives.╩ Once he was Captain America's partner Bucky, a proud member of the Invaders, a founder of the original Young Allies.╩ Now he is Captain America, the Sentinel of Liberty, and when an old enemy suddenly reappears, Jim must re-open the last, unsolved case of the Young Allies -- to stop a menace that threatens the world! Roger Stern (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) travels from World War II with Nick Dragotta (X-MEN FIRST CLASS) to the modern age with Marco Santucci (SIEGE: SPIDER-MAN) to tell a time-tossed epic tale of mystery, intrigue, and high adventure!╩╩

40 pages, $3.99.

SHADOWLAND #2

Written by ANDY DIGGLE Penciled by BILLY TAN Cover by JOHN CASSADAY EVIL DAREDEVIL VARIANT COVER by JOHN CASSADAY

The battle for New York begins as battle lines are drawn and war forges strange allies. ╩Luck Cage, Iron Fist, Spider-Man, Moon Knight and...Kingpin?! ╩Plus, a dangerous new player enters the battle, one that could win the fight...or damn all of New York!

32 pages, $3.99

DAREDEVIL #509

Written by ANDY DIGGLE & ANTONY JOHNSTON Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

SHADOWLAND TIE-IN! As╩Daredevil's Shadowland stronghold in Hell's Kitchen grows,╩more heroes step forward to try to bring The╩Man Without Fear back to his senses. But any foe of Daredevil knows he is not a man easily stopped.╩ The battle for New York continues!

32 pages, $2.99.

SHADOWLAND: BULLSEYE #1

Written by JOHN LAYMAN Penciled by SEAN CHEN Cover by JOHN CHRISTOPHER TYLER

THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR'S DEADLIEST ENEMY! For years he's haunted Daredevil's life, violently striking the Man Without Fear in the places that hurt like hell. Now, with his life as an Avenger behind him, Bullseye's secrets finally stand revealed.

32 pages, $3.99.

SHADOWLAND: MOON KNIGHT #1

Written by GREGG HURWITZ Penciled by BONG DAZO Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA

Daredevil, the former defender of Hell's Kitchen turned leader of the ninja death cult known as the Hand, has summoned the villainous Profile to take Moon Knight out of the picture for good. And to do it, the Profile enlists the aid of a mysterious figure, a second avatar of Khonshu! Has Khonshu finally decided to replace Moon Knight? And if so, what hope does Moon Knight have of saving Daredevil and himself from the darkness of Shadowland?

32 pages, $3.99.

SHADOWLAND: POWER MAN #1

Written by FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by MAHMUD ASRAR Cover by MIKE PERKINS

Exploding out of the blood-strewn streets of Shadowland: the all-new, all-different Power Man! Who is he? Why is he one of the few heroes to oppose Daredevil's rule over Hell's Kitchen? And what is his connection to Daniel Rand's School of Thunder dojo...and the killer called Bullseye? That's what Luke Cage and Iron Fist must discover--before the vengeful swords of The Hand find this young mystery man first! All-out martial arts action begins here as Van Lente and Asrar introduce a new star with a host of secrets!

40 pages, $3.99.

SHADOWLAND: BLOOD ON THE STREETS #1

Written by ANTONY JOHNSTON Penciled by WELLINTON ALVES Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA

Striking from the pages of Shadowland, four cult-favorite heroes rise into the spotlight: Silver Sable...Paladin...Misty Knight...The Shroud! Is a rogue faction of Daredevil's ninjas secretly targeting the mafia? With DD's dark castle looming over the city, has The Man Without Fear finally lost his mind? This twisted murder mystery ensnares a quartet of vastly different operatives--but will it unite them, or place them in each other's crosshairs? Can this controversial crew put aside their differences before a war between The Hand and the mob sets New York ablaze?

40 pages, $3.99.

SHADOWLAND: DAUGHTERS OF THE SHADOW #1

Written by JASON HENDERSON Pencils by IVAN RODRIGUEZ Cover by JEAN-BAPTISTE ANDREAE

From the darkness of SHADOWLANDS...a legacy born in blood stands revealed! What is Colleen Wing's secret connection to the mysterious organization called the Hand? What tragedy from her past binds Wing to Daredevil's dark empire and commands the noble sword slinger to lead a new all-female hit squad? Colleen's birthright will compel her to fulfill Matt Murdock's bloody crusade to purge New York of corruption by any means necessary. Can she embrace her destiny without being consumed by its darkness?

40 pages, $3.99.

DARKSTAR AND THE WINTER GUARD #3

Written by DAVID GALLAHER Penciled by STEVE ELLIS Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

Betrayed by one of their own, The Winter Guard now must confront a new threat that could mean the end of Russia as we know it! If you thought last issue's surprise was amazing, just wait until you see what the Presence has in store!╩ The Harvey Award winning team behind "High Moon" brings you the conclusion to the miniseries that will leave you speechless.╩ And, by the time this issue is over, you will believe a bear can fly!

40 pages, $3.99.

GORILLA MAN #2

Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by GIANCARLO CARACUZZO Cover by LEONARD KIRK

As Ken Hale's mission takes him further into the jungle, he goes further into the wild past life that lead to him becoming the Gorilla-Man. Young Ken meets a beautiful girl named Lily but makes some powerful enemies!

40 pages, $3.99.

DAREDEVIL: BLACK & WHITE #1

Written by PETER MILLIGAN, RICK SPEARS & ANN NOCENTI Penciled by JASON LATOUR, MICK BERTILORENZI & DAVID AJA Cover by DAVID AJA

Daredevil, the blind avenger of Hell's Kitchen faces a life changing decision when he is presented with the chance to see again. But at what cost will Matt regain his sight? Guest starring Bullseye! The Kingpin of crime, ever the Machiavellian mastermind, uses lawyer Matt Murdock's quest for justice against him in a deadly money-making scheme. And the Man Without Fear finds himself embroiled in a gang war in Japan. All this and much more in this all-new, all-black-and-white one-shot in the spirit of the Mighty Marvel Magazines of yore, but ALL-NOW in style!

32 pages, $3.99.

FANTASTIC FOUR #582

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Penciled by NEIL EDWARDS Cover by ALAN DAVIS

At collapsed Chronopolis, after the heat death of the universe, Reed, Ben, Doom and Nathaniel Richards battle for both the past and the future. It's the end of everything as two heroes sacrifice themselves for their family.╩

32 pages, $2.99.

SECRET WARRIORS #19

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Penciled by ALESSANDRO VITTI Cover by JIM CHEUNG

Steve Rogers guest stars in the shocking conclusion to "The Last Ride of the Howling Commandos"! Never forgotten. Never defeated. No longer.

32 pages, $2.99.

DARK WOLVERINE #89

Written by DANIEL WAY & MARJORIE LIU Penciled by STEPHEN SEGOVIA Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

"PUNISHMENT," part 3 Daken barely survived his encounter with Frank Castle, but that only makes him more dangerous than ever -- especially when Wolverine shows up to save the day. Killing two birds with one stone has never been more appealing...

32 pages, $2.99.

FRANKEN-CASTLE #20

Written by RICK REMENDER Penciled by MIKE HAWTHORNE Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

"PUNISHMENT," part 4 The Punisher and Wolverine must kill Daken! In hunting Dark Wolverine, Frank Castle has unwittingly given him the thing he needed most to complete his mission of retribution. On the rooftops of Tokyo, The Punisher, in a broken body, and his unwitting partner Wolverine, his healing factor negated, fight against a vengeful son reborn in the Exo-Mind! Dear lord is it going to get bloody.

32 pages, $2.99.

HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #3

Written by JIM MCCANN Penciled by DAVID LOPEZ Cover by PAUL RENAUD

Hawkeye and Mockingbird declare war on their twisted reflections: Crossfire and Phantom Rider! What shocking event happened last issue to trigger this blood feud? And are Clint and Bobbi ready for the army that awaits them? What are the Death T.H.R.O.W.S.? And what deadly surprise awaits our heroes back at their H.Q.?

32 pages, $2.99.

IRON MAN MAGAZINE #3

By various, cover by Marc Silvestri.

Everyone's favorite super-suited super hero gets his own ongoing magazine, collecting all-ages, all-action Iron Man adventures! Featuring some of the Armored Avenger's most thrilling tales, this magazine is bursting with high-octane stories, pinups, activities, games and more for Iron Man fans young and old.

96 pages, $6.99.

HEROIC AGE: PRINCE OF POWER #4

Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by REILLY BROWN Cover by SALVA ESPIN

It all comes down to this: Vali Halfing of the Pantheon and Amadeus Cho, the new Prince of Power, duke it out for the right to become...a GOD! And no matter who wins, THE MIGHTY THOR will destroy him! For if the Pantheon wins, they will slaughter the Council of Godheads and become the only rulers of the world's divine realms. And if Amadeus wins, he'll use omniscience to locate and bring back... All together now: "What th-?! YOU?! We thought you were DEAD!"

32 pages, $3.99.

HERCULES: TWILIGHT OF A GOD #3

Written and finished by Bob Layton, breakdowns by Ron Lim, cover by Layton.

The Andromeda galaxy is facing annihilation from the ever-expanding Fat Galactus Black Hole! The Prince of Power has suffered near-fatal injuries from his epic battle with the Silver Surfer and lies in a coma! The Alliance of Space-faring Species' fleet has been decimated by a terrorist attack! And, amidst the growing chaos, the only being who can unite the Alliance and save the day is--SKYPPI the SKRULL?!!

32 pages, $3.99.

HULK #24

Written by JEPH LOEB Pencils & Wraparound Cover by ED MCGUINNESS Variant Cover by DALE KEOWN

This is it. The end of World War Hulks! Who will live? Who will die? Can the Marvel Universe survive with a Green Hulk and a Red Hulk? Be here for the final chapter in the Red Hulk saga as Loeb and McGuinness reveal the final fate of the Red Hulk!

32 pages, $3.99.

INCREDIBLE HULK #611

Written by GREG PAK Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER Wraparound Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. Variant Cover by DALE KEOWN

THE HULK HAS RETURNED. And three years of epic storytelling explodes as GREK PAK and PAUL PELLETIER bring you the biggest conclusion imaginable--SKAAR, SON OF HULK, finally confronts the father who abandoned him at birth in pain and fire. It's the heartrending, senses-shattering climax to WORLD WAR HULKS -- and the Incredible Hulks will never be the same!

40 pages, $3.99.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #29

Written by MATT FRACTION Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA Women of Marvel Frame Variant by TBA

When you think of the greatest mechanized hero of the modern era, only two words come to mind: DETROIT STEEL. You wanted the best? You got the best. But the best comes at a price. Meanwhile Pepper Potts is on the road to recovery, but nothing is free from complication in Tony Stark's world -- and this one's a doozy, even if it means the debut of an all-new RESCUE. The Pentagon keep shutting War Machine out, and the new offices of Stark Resilient let everyone in for a big coming-out party...with special guests Justine and Sasha Hammer.

32 pages, $2.99.

IRON MAN LEGACY #5

Written by FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by STEVE KURTH Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

IRON MAN VS. DOCTOR DOOM, as you've never seen it before! "War of the Iron Men" reaches its epic climax! Latveria invades Transia with a Doombot army, and Shellhead only has a hastily formed alliance with Radioactive Man and the Crimson Dynamo to defend against it! Tony Stark learns who betrayed the secrets of his armor to the Transians -- and the revelation will change his life (and yours, we have no doubt) forever!

32 pages, $2.99.

SUPER HERO SQUAD #8

Written by TODD DEZAGO Penciled by LEONEL CASTELLANI & MARCELO DICHIARA Cover by LEONEL CASTELLANI

Discovering that different Fractals possess different qualities, the SQUADDIES are stunned when one falls nearby and imbues them with the power of...overweightedness! How long will it take them to save the day when they've all been supersized...?!Also, the Falcon takes us on "A Tour of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier!" and Wolverine is forced to take Reptil and Falcon on a "Camping Trip!"

32 pages, $2.99.

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z UPDATE #3

Written by Jeff Christiansen, Mike O'Sullivan, Michael Hoskin, Madison Carter, Markus Raymond, Rob London, Sean Mcquaid, Kevin Garcia, Stuart Vandal, Chris Biggs, Jacob Rougemont and Ronald Byrd, cover by Kalman Andrasofszky.

The OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE continues its 2010 campaign to catalogue the multiverse! This offering of ALL-NEW encyclopedia-style profiles features an impressive collection of aliens (Shatterax, Aakon, Rigellians)! Groups (ARMOR, Secret Warriors, MI13)! Mutants (Alchemy, Graymalkin, Murmur)! The heroes we love (Butterball, Val de Fontaine, Johnny Guitar), and the baddies we love to hate (Condor, Arthur Nagan, Lascivious)! Featuring ORIGINAL ART for dozens of characters!

64 pages, $3.99.

MARVEL UNIVERSE VS. THE PUNISHER #1 & 2

Written by JONATHAN MABERRY Pencils & Cover by GORAN PARLOV

A journey into the darkest territory in this Marvel Knights limited series. A terrible plague has swept the Earth, turning everyone -- human, hero, villain, god and monster -- into sadistic cannibal predators. As Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Thing and other infected start a feeding frenzy, the world falls in a wave of insatiable violence. Now, five years later, one man hunts the wasteland that was New York City. One man stands against the hordes of monsters who hunt the night. He is the Punisher, the Last Gun on Earth. And he has an endless supply of ammunition.

32 pages, $3.99.

S.H.I.E.L.D. #3

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Penciled by DUSTIN WEAVER Cover by GERALD PAREL Historical Variant by DUSTIN WEAVER

Discover the secrets of Sir Issac Newton, see how Galileo defeated Galactus long before the Fantastic Four ever did and find out why Leonardo da Vinci traveled over 400 years to do.

32 pages, $2.99

SPIDER-MAN #5

Written by PAUL TOBIN Penciled by ROBERTO DI SALVO Cover by PATRICK SCHERBERGER╩

The battle with Bullseye is over, but where is Spider-Man? Sophia "Chat" Sanduval and the Blonde Phantom scour the city in a desperate attempt to find Spider-Man before his time runs out, and he numbers among the fallen in the battle with the man who doesn't miss.

32 pages, $2.99.

SUPER HEROES #5

Written by PAUL TOBIN Penciled by CRISSCROSS Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

With the rest of the Avengers on missions, Captain America isn't too worried about covering a call from an animal rights activist concerning a baby rhino being held in captivity. But when Cap discovers his caller is the Rhino himself, and that the baby rhino is held in an entire town populated by the nefarious terrorist organization A.I.M.... things go from dangerous to deadly...

32 pages, $2.99.

STEVE ROGERS: SUPER-SOLDIER #2

Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by DALE EAGLESHAM Cover by CARLOS PACHECO

Steve Rogers's past and present collide as he digs deeper into the mysteries at the center of a global conspiracy and comes face-to-face with the first woman he ever loved. All this, and the secret manipulator behind the scenes twists his knife in Steve's back with an ending that will leave readers stunned! From the pen and pencil of Ed Brubaker and Dale Eaglesham.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE RAWHIDE KID #3

Written by RON ZIMMERMAN Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN Cover by MARK BROOKS

Bracing for High Noon with the Sensational Seven, Cristo Pike brings in a collection of the West's most unsavory killers. Enter: Le Sabre Kid, Lone Ninja, Bloody Ivan, The Cabo Kid, Grizzly Johnson, Honey Bee, and Kid Dead. Plus: Ever wonder how a sensitive lad named Johnny Bart became the legendary gunfighter known as the Rawhide Kid! The answer might surprise you.

32 pages, $3.99.

HIT-MONKEY #2

Written by DANIEL WAY Penciled by DALIBOR TALAJIC Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

"YEAR OF THE MONKEY," PART 1 With the spirit of the Nameless Assassin compelling him toward his righteous revenge, Hit-Monkey has cut a bloody swatch through the ranks of General Sato's empire...only to hit a snag. Enter: Bullseye! What chance, if any, does our soulful simian stand against the super-powered assassin? But Hit-Monkey has two very important things going for him: one, no one yet knows that it's him rather than the Nameless Assassin who's behind the killings...and two: he's a monkey.

32 pages, $2.99.

THE THANOS IMPERATIVE #3

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING Penciled by MIGUEL ANGEL SEPULVEDA Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT

Thanos faces twisted versions of the Avengers--while Nova assembles a star-studded cosmic strike force! As the staggering consequences of the Cancerverse's invasion become apparent, Star-Lord and his battered band of heroes fight to protect Thanos, who has actually become the universe's only hope! But it's literally a life and death struggle, and one being hardwired for destruction may ruin everything! Check out this next stunning chapter and find out why AintItCoolNews says "this writing team has taken the Marvel Cosmic line to levels of cool never before seen"!╩

32 pages, $3.99.

THOR #613 & #614

Written by KIERON GILLEN Art by RICH ELSON Cover by MICO SUAYAN

THOR IN HELL! It's the poisonous fruit of Loki's trickery during the Siege, as the God of Thunder battles demons and monsters to cross from one side of the desolate dimension to the other! At stake...his life and the fate of all Asgardians!

32 pages, $3.99.

THOR: THE RAGE OF THOR #1

Written by Peter Milligan, pencils and cover by Mico Suayan.

The unquenchable rage of Thor knows no satisfaction! It is an earlier day. The perverse and unjust trial of Thor has left the God of Thunder resentful and bitter. Fed up with Asgard, he has quit the gods and taken up with the world of men...joined a humble community...taken a wife. But when the bloody tides of Asgard's battles lap even at the shores of Earth, Thor must take up arms once more -- or risk everything he now loves being eradicated under an unstoppable tide of death and destruction...

48 pages, $3.99.

THOR THE MIGHTY AVENGER #3

Written by Roger Langridge, pencils and cover by Chris Samnee.

The Mighty Re-Imaging of the God of Thunder Rumbles On! What do famed scientist Henry Pym and the lovely Janet Van Dyne have to do with a recent murder? And why is Thor seeing visions of his beloved Asgard?

32 pages, $2.99.

YOUNG ALLIES #3

Written by SEAN MCKEEVER Penciled by DAVID BALDEON Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE

Gravity's dark obsession mounts, Firestar's life threatens to implode, Toro's frustrations grow, and Nomad and Araľa make a shocking discovery about the origins of the Bastards of Evil, whose plans to follow up on their vicious debut get underway.

32 pages, $2.99.

THUNDERBOLTS #147

Written by Jeff Parker, penciled by Kev Walker, cover by Marko Djurdjevic.

Guest-starring the Avengers Academy! A scared-straight visit from the next generation of Earth's Mightiest Heroes goes horribly wrong and Luke Cage isn't sure which of his Thunderbolts he can count on to regain control of The Raft! Also, can Cage keep objective when he realizes one of the prisoners is the man who once controlled his wife: the sinister Purple Man?

32 pages, $2.99.

UNCANNY X-MEN #527

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

"The Five Lights," The fallout of Second Coming is still taking its toll on the X-Men. Marvel can't tell you anything else until the end of Second Coming! Part 2 of 5.

40 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN #2

Written by Victor Gischler, penciled by Paco Medina, cover by Adi Granov.

"Curse of the Mutants," part 2. Upon discovering that San Francisco has been invaded by Dracula and his vampire army, the X-Men set out to find the evil and destroy it.╩ But when Blade the Vampire Slayer shows up and drops a bombshell, the X-Men realize all of their assumptions have been wrong.╩ Their only chance to survive hinges on a desperate plan which might prove their undoing.

32 pages, $3.99.

NAMOR: THE FIRST MUTANT #1

Written by Stuart Moore, penciled by Ariel Olivetti, covers by Jae Lee and Joe Quesada.

Spinning out of the pages of X-Men #1, comes an all-new series starring the world's first mutant, Namor the Sub-Mariner. When the X-Men are confronted with a deadly vampire threat, Namor takes matters into his own hands on a mission that might bring down the entire might of the vampires on their heads...and in the process, destroy Atlantis! What lurks down below the ocean where the sun can't reach? What he thought was a fable to scare the children of Atlantis comes to terrifying life in the form of a newly-discovered race of Atlantean Vampires. Namor's choice, to stand with Atlantis or the X-Men, will define a new chapter in his life...or death.

40 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN: CURSE OF THE MUTANTS -- BLADE #1

Written by Duan Swierczynski, penciled by Tim Green, cover by Dave Wilkins.

Someone... something... is killing vampire slayers all over the world. Blade, the biggest, baddest slayer of them all, gathers an emergency assault team to blitz the bloodsucker underground and force answers out of whoever's not reduced to a pile of smoking ash. But Blade's not going to like what he hears. A new dawn is rising for the vampire nation. The rules are about to be rewritten, and Blade's about to go to fang-to-fang with a new threat he knows he can't fight alone...

32 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN: CURSE OF THE MUTANTS - STORM & GAMBIT #1

Written by Chuck Kim, penciled by TBA, cover by Mico Suayan.

As an army of vampires descends on San Francisco, the X-Men find themselves in dire straights. The good news is that they may have just discovered a means for stemming the invasion. The bad news? What they need is in the clutches of the vampires themselves. Luckily, the X-Men have two thieves in their employ that may just be able pull off such a heist.

40 pages, $3.99.

NEW MUTANTS #16

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

"Fall of the New Mutants." What is Project Purgatory and what does it need with a Bloodstone? General Ulysses, Doctor Noc and their mysterious platoon have taken their first shot at the X-Men. It's up to the New Mutants to shoot back. Part 2 of 5.

32 pages, $2.99.

X-MEN LEGACY #239

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

"Collision," part two. When a pack of Sentinels chases a girl through the streets of Mumbai, the X-Men assume she's a newly-manifested mutant and rush to her aid. But could it be that she's something else entirely? One thing's for sure: she has ties to the X-Men that could spell bad news for Rogue and Magneto...

32 pages, $2.99.

WOLVERINE WEAPON X #16

Written by Jason Aaron, penciled by TBA, cover by Ron Garney.

During the shocking events of Second Coming, Logan lost one of his dearest friends: Nightcrawler. Now with the reading of Nightcrawler's will, Logan learns that his friend had one last request, something Logan can not refuse, no matter how much it might pain him. This stirring series finale helps pave the way for next month's Wolverine #1.

32 pages, $3.99.

DARK WOLVERINE #90

Written by Daniel Way and Marjorie Liu, penciled by Mirco Pierfedericci, cover by Yanick Paquette.

The series conclusion! The end of one journey marks the beginning of another, as Daken contemplates the road less traveled...a road of truth, desire...and empires.

32 pages, $2.99

X-FACTOR #208

Written by Peter David, directed by Emanuela Lupacchino, cover by David Yardin.

What's the single most-asked question we've been getting at X-Factor Central? Will Wolfsbane, cut adrift from X-Force, return to X-Factor? The answer is a resounding "yes." But how is she going to react when she discovers that Rictor and Shatterstar are a couple? Not all that well as Shatterstar finds himself in the fight of his life. And how will Rictor react when he discovers that Rahne is pregnant? What, you want us to tell you everything? We have to leave something for you to discover for yourself in what is sure to be the most-talked about X-book of the month, if not the year.

32 pages, $2.99.

X-FORCE: SEX AND VIOLENCE #2

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

Wolverine finds out why the Assassins Guild is after Domino, and it's a funny story. Well, Domino thinks it is. But Logan is grumpy and does't see the humor in it, probably due to the fact that Dom's actions have put a half dozen of the worlds deadliest assassins on their trail. And then things get complicated. Ahhh, romance.

32 pages, $3.99.

NEW MUTANTS FOREVER #1

Written by Chris Claremton, pencils by Al Rio, covers by Rio and Bill Sienkiewicz.

The third generation of Xavier's pupils is back...like you've never seen them! New York Times best-selling author and X-Men visionary Chris Claremont returns to the young mutant heroes he created to turn their lives upside down! Their headmaster, Magneto, has just joined the Hellfire Club, and now the team faces a threat so terrible they're willing to join forces with the Black Queen, Selene!╩ With the stunning pencils of Al Rio, series co-creator Bob McLeod on inks, and the legendary Bill Sienkiewicz on covers, this is one series no New Mutants fan should miss!

40 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN FOREVER 2 #5 & 6

Written by Chris Claremont, art by Rodney Buchemi and TBD, covers by Tom Grummett.

Moira MacTaggert has paid dearly over the years for her allegiance to the X-Men, but will this latest altercation ask her to pay the ultimate price? And, a familiar face is back to cause the X-Men trouble. But you've never seen him like this before!

32 pages, $3.99.

PUNISHER MAX #10

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

"Bullseye," part 5. It's Kingpin vs. Bullseye, with the Punisher waiting in the wings. Oh, and the entire NYPD ready to kill them all. Does anybody make it out of this one alive?

32 pages, $3.99.

PUNISHER MAX: HAPPY ENDING #1

Written by Peter Milligan, pencils and cover by Juan Jose Ryp.

Nothing like this has ever happened to Joe before. When a quarrel with his wife makes him seek comfort through the doors of the "Happy Ending" massage parlor, the mild-mannered accountant enters a whole different world. An exotic world of life and death decisions, a world where a beautiful woman is fleeing from a vicious mob boss, and everyone is fleeing from Frank Castle.

48 pages, $4.99.

POWERS #8

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

Deena's back.

40 pages, $3.95.

CASANOVA #2

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

Strange, sweaty, naked things are afoot deep in the jungle metropolis of šqua Pesada. A rogue E.M.P.I.R.E. agent has gone mad and, in between throwing the most decadent parties the world has ever known, spills his spy-guts out in the pages of a breathless, confessional, comic book... and Casanova Quinn is given orders by his father to bring the agent in... but Newman Xeno wants Casanova to kill him instead. Bloodshed, betrayal, a trial, an exile, a Paco Rabanne dress made entirely out of credit cards, and a shocking twist that sets Casanova irrevocably on a path of no return.

32 pages, $3.99.

DREAM LOGIC #2

Written by David Mack, art and cover by Mack.

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

48 pages, $5.99.

MILLAR & MCNIVEN'S NEMESIS #4

Written by Mark Millar, pencils and cover by Steve McNiven.

The shocking finale. It's the end of the road for Nemesis and Chief of Police Blake. Who will end on top?

32 pages, $2.99.



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