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TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010

MARVEL COMICS FOR SEPTEMBER

ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN & WOLVERINE #3

Written by Jason Aaron, pencils and cover by Adam Kubert.

Wolverine and Spider-Man have gone from the dawn of time to the end of time. Now they're stuck in the future, which would be so bright were the sun not eclipsed by DOOM: THE LIVING PLANET! Not only did Dr. Doom conquer our planet, but he also conquered Ego: The Living Planet and is back to finish the job on Earth. Only Wolverine and the Phoenix Gun stand in his way. All this, plus a shocking end that will change the way you look at the two biggest Marvel characters.

38 pages, $3.99.

ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN & WOLVERINE #1 DIRECTOR'S CUT

Written by Jason Aaron, pencils and cover by Adam Kubert.

48 pages, $4.99.

ASTONISHING X-MEN: XENOGENESIS #4

Written by WARREN ELLIS Pencils & Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

Something is causing the children of an African village to be born mutated.  Something in the woodland outside the village. Something they don't talk about.  But now, whatever it is, it's being hunted, and the X-Men are trapped between the hunters and the hunted.

32 pages, $3.99.

ASTONISHING X-MEN: XENOGENESIS #1 DIRECTOR'S CUT

Written by WARREN ELLIS Pencils & Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

56 pages, $4.99.

MARVELMAN FAMILY'S FINEST #3

Written by MICK ANGLO & VARIOUS, penciled byMICK ANGLO & VARIOUS, cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Variant Cover by MIGUEL ANGEL SEPULVEDA

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.

VALKYRIE #1

Written by BRYAN J.L. GLASS, penciled byPHIL WINSLADE, cover by JAY ANACLETO

From the pages of SECRET AVENGERS -- the untold story of the rebirth of Valkyrie! In AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED, Ragnarok claimed the lives of the Asgardians, until they were reborn along with Thor himself...but when and how did the legendary shield maiden Brunhilde return? How does a murder mystery hold all the answers? And how can Valkyrie solve the riddle of her own death? Dare a glimpse into the soul of Marvel's most misunderstood heroine, and witness her transformation from myth to Defender to Avenger!

32 pages, $3.99.

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER - THE JOURNEY BEGINS #5

Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH Art and Cover by SEAN PHILLIPS

Well, gentle reader, we find ourselves at the end of one road that only leads on to another. But our Roland is no mere passer-by, do ya kennit? Passing through the town of Kingston in his pursuit of the Man in Black has turned into quite the ordeal -- the girl Susan (an echo of his true love, named Delgado) kidnapped and taken to a Dogan of the Old People, where the secrets of the invisible Not-Men are kept. It will be a battle of the mysterious tech of long ago versus the cold hard steel of the Gunslinger. It is a fate to be decided by the hands of Gan, the hands of ka, and these hands know no mercy.

32 pages, $3.99. 

ANITA BLAKE: CIRCUS OF THE DAMNED -THE CHARMER #5

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

It's the scorching conclusion to CIRCUS' first act! Featuring the return of one of Anita's most dangerous acquaintances, the monster hunting Edward, this blood-soaked chapter will give Hamilton fans a heart-attack! And hey! What's that cover all about?!

32 pages, $3.99.

SENSE & SENSIBILITY #5

Written by NANCY BUTLER Pencils & Cover by SONNY LIEW

After their trip to London proves a positive disaster, the defeated Dashwood daughters forge their way home to Barton. And when a broken heart pushes fragile Marianne over the edge, it's beyond even her sister Elinor's means to help her. But can the shocking revelations of a surprise gentleman caller prove Marianne's salvation?

32 pages, $3.99.

TALES OF THE DRAGON GUARD -- INTO THE VEIL #1

Written by ANGE Pencils & Cover by PHILIPPE BRIONES Variant Cover by CHRISTIAN PATY

The bloodiest battle in the history of the Order of the Dragon Guard! Tens of thousands of creatures deformed by the Veil surge through the country like a wave of death. After overtaking the empire's troops, the monsters are only a few days from the capital. Only the Dragon Guard are strong enough to intervene and the Order cannot ignore the Emperor's request. Will the battle of Brisken Pass battle live on in history books as the battle that saved the empire or as the biggest trap the Order of the Dragon Guard Order ever fell into?

48 pages, $5.99.

X-CAMPUS #4

Written by FRANCESCO ARTIBANI Pencils by ALESSANDRO VITTI & 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... HIGH SCHOOL! Xavier's students face the deadly Sentinel robots, but is it Magnus who unleashed this threat, or someone even more dangerous? The gang will need some unlikely allies if they hope to stop the Sentinels' wave of destruction, and not everyone will make it out alive!

48 pages, $4.99.

ORSON SCOTT CARD'S ENDER IN EXILE #4

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

Ender's new destiny as Speaker for the Dead begins here! The colonists have all landed on planet Shakespeare, where Ender has assumed the governorship...and already, a new colony is on it's way. Scouring the planet for a site, Ender discovers a landscape ripped straight from his dreams...and a secret that will change the course of his life forever. Based on the direct sequel to the Hugo- and Nebula-Award winning novel Ender's Game from science-fiction master Orson Scott Card.

32 pages, $3.99.

DEADPOOL #27

Written by DANIEL WAY, penciled by CARLO BARBERI, cover by DAVE JOHNSON

"I'M YOUR MAN," PART 1 This may be the Heroic Age and all, but the sad fact is that sometimes the good guys, in order to do good, have to do some things that are very bad. And when they do, well...that's when they hollah atcha boy.

32 pages, $2.99.

DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #889

Written by JEFF PARKER, penciled by STEVE SANDERS, cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

FACT! Humans and Gorillas share 98.4% of DNA structure! FACT! There is one man with the initials WW who may be even closer! FACT! There is an immortal gorilla at large in the world who used to be a man, still speaks like one, and fires all the same guns as that other man! FINAL FACT: A common enemy has decided to put these two hominids on each other's trail and the man-ape-hunt IS ON!

32 pages, $2.99.

DEADPOOL CORPS #6

Written by VICTOR GISCHLER, penciled by MARAT MYCHAELS, cover by ROB LIEFELD "MERCS AHOY!"

Now that the Deadpool Corps has finished saving the multiverse, it's time to start earning a living again -- and in deep space, a good team of mercenaries can make a quick, if not honest, buck.  When a local agricultural planet hires the Corps to fend off The Blue Buccaneer and his band of brigands, Wade and company are surprised to run into an old friend.

32 pages, $2.99.

DEADPOOL: PULP #1

Written by MIKE BENSON & ADAM GLASS, penciled byLAURENCE CAMPBELL, cover by JAE LEE

Wade Wilson.  Codename: Deadpool.  He's the CIA's deadliest agent.  He's also certifiably insane, suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder and haunted by the ghosts of his past.  In other words, he's the perfect soldier in a Cold War where it's impossible to tell friend from foe and reality from a lie.  Wilson is also the only one capable of hunting down a rogue CIA agent and recovering the stolen nuclear suitcase she's carrying before she hands it over to America's enemies.  But who is this femme fatale and why has she turned traitor?  And is Deadpool crazy enough to survive or will he become trapped in a web of international intrigue?

40 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 3 #2

Written by MARK MILLAR, penciled by STEVE DILLON, cover by ED MCGUINNESS

Now that the mysterious Vampire X has unleashed his vampire goons, they're out for the Avengers' blood. But with the new Daredevil sporting fangs, it looks like even heroes are susceptible to the vampire bite. With this type of enemy the Avengers need some serious back-up -- and back-up with some specialized training in vampire annihilation. Did somebody say BLADE?

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS MYSTERY #3

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, penciled by RAFA SANDOVAL, cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL

The mystery of the Ultimate enemy is about to reveal itself -- and it's a doozy that will rock the Ultimate Universe! Spider-Man and Spider-Woman infiltrate the bowels of Roxxon while Sue, Ben and Johnny find themselves fighting to the death against an out of control Captain Marvel.  All this and the birth of a new Ultimate hero!!

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #14

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Art and Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE

The Chameleons have done as much damage to the world of Spider-Man and Peter Parker that could possibly be done.  They have ruined him.  Will his friends come to Peter's aid or will they gang up to bring him down? Brian Bendis and David Lafuente pull out all the stops and deliver a finale like you've never seen!

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS NEW ULTIMATES #4

Written by JEPH LOEB Pencils & Cover by FRANK CHO

Thor's reborn and on a rampage! Finally freed from Hela's clutches, Thor reunites with his teammates only to discover Loki's wicked betrayal. How will the Ultimates be able to stop an Asgardian gone wild?

32 pages, $3.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #642

Written by MARK WAID & STAN LEE, penciled byPAUL AZACETA & MARCOS MARTIN, cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA, SR.

A five part spider-odyssey begins in ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES! With Peter Parker's ONE MOMENT IN TIME behind him and Mary Jane back in his life, Spidey finds himself ready for a new start...but the various threads of his life since his BRAND NEW DAY are about to crash together violently. When Norman Osborn's baby is born... every villain on the planet wants the first ever strain of pure Goblin blood, leaving Spider-Man's friends and family exposed to a Sinister plan that threatens to bring down every strand or Peter's life that's been stitched together carefully over the past few years. It may be a cliché to say it...but after ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES absolutely nothing will be the same. Also this issue, we begin a series of covers by the brilliant Marko Djurdjevic that when all put together will form a giant wall-sized Spider poster featuring the people in Spider-Man's life! Plus...the Spidey Sunday feature continues breaking the 4th wall of Web-swinging Wonder by Lee and Martin.

32 pages, $2.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #643 & #644

Written by MARK WAID & STAN LEE, penciled byPAUL AZACETA & MARCOS MARTIN Covers by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Issue #643 Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ Issue #644 Variant Cover by CHRIS BACHALO

Part 2 & 3 of ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES. Plus the SPIDEY SUNDAY FEATURE continues!

32 pages, $2.99.

WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #12

Written by FRED VAN LENTE, penciled by PHILLIPE BRIONES & PEPE LARRAZ, cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

FINAL ISSUE! WHO IS DOCTOR OCTOPUS?! As the good Doctor resurfaces in Spidey's life in ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES, get a glimpse into how Doc Ock came to be the multi-armed maniacal menace he is! THEN -- CAN MARY JANE RESCUE SPIDER-MAN?! When Doc Tramma, Mr. Negative's scientist supreme and femme fatale, targeted the life of Mary Jane Watson, she kidnapped her ex-beau, Peter Parker! With the help of THE BLACK CAT, MJ's prepared to rescue the Amazing Spider-Man!

40 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS, THOR & CAPTAIN AMERICA: OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #5

Written by VARIOUS 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 #161), Thor (from THOR #216), and Captain America (from both CAPTAIN AMERICA #220 and 1941's CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #18). 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.

SPIDER-MAN MAGAZINE #13

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

96 pages, $6.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS: BLACK CAT #4

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

A GRIM HUNT TIE-IN! This is it!  With Spider-Man tangled in the web of The Grim Hunt, Black Cat's solo adventure comes to a close and it's a must-read for any fan of the web-slinger and his supporting cast!  The Black Cat finds herself face-to-face with the family that's been after Spidey for months, and she's not pleased to see them.

32 pages, $3.99.

SPIDER-MAN/FANTASTIC FOUR #3

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE Pencils & Cover by MARIO ALBERTI

Years ago, when the Fantastic Four were captured by a mysterious Skrull temptress, the "New FF" stepped in to take their place...Spider-Man, Wolverine, the Hulk and Ghost Rider!  Now, for the first time, see what happened immediately following their classic first adventure...as the two teams get shaken up and pitted against each other!  Christos Gage & Mario Alberti bring you the ultimate super hero showdown!

32 pages, $3.99.

SPIDER-MAN: BACK IN QUACK #1

Written by STUART MOORE Pencils by MARK BROOKS & JOE SUITOR, cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG

Presenting two of Marvel's finest: Spider-Man and...Cynical Duck (TM)? Yes, Howard the Duck's brain has been thoroughly scrubbed, his hard-edged humor carefully dulled down for maximum demographic acceptance. It's up to Peter Parker to set the duck straight -- but does the world prefer Howard this way? Guest-starring the villainy of SOOPhI, the utter cluelessness of Mayor J. Jonah Jameson, and the unnerving eroticism of "Swizzle," SOOPhI's whip-wielding corporate spokeswoman. So wrong it's...well, no, it's still wrong, courtesy . Plus: a tiny-size Man-Thing backup feature by Stuart Moore & Joe Suitor!

40 pages, $3.99.

I AM AN AVENGER #1

Written by JIM McCANN , DU ANE SWIERCZYNSKI, ALEX ZALBEN & MORE, penciled by CHRIS SAMNEE, JASON LATOUR, TOM FOWLER & MORE, cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

What is it that makes one an Avenger? That's what this series starring characters from all across the Avengers' history will attempt to answer! Featuring tales of Iron Man, Captain America, the Thing, Iron Fist, Justice, Firestar, Squirrel Girl, Nova and the Young Avengers and more!

32 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS #5

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

The Avengers travel to the far-flung future to stop the timestream from ripping itself apart.  But with time unraveling more and more with every second it may be too late to put the world back the way it was. All this plus a brand new chapter in the oral history of the Avengers!

40 pages, $3.99.

SECRET AVENGERS #5

Written by ED BRUBAKER, penciled by TBA, cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Variant Cover by MIKE DEODATO

A secret foe has been revealed - or has he?  Find out everything you need to know about the OTHER Nick Fury as Secret Avengers continues to explore the volatile landscape of Marvel's new Heroic Age!

32 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #4

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE Pencils & Cover by MIKE MCKONE Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE

"SCARED STRAIGHT" -- the explosive crossover with THUNDERBOLTS -- continues!  There's a jailbreak at The Raft, the maximum security prison for super villains, and the students of Avengers Academy are caught in the middle!  But whose side are they on?  Will they help the Avengers put the criminals back behind bars...or has inmate Norman Osborn made them an offer they can't refuse?  Also: the origin of Mettle!

32 pages, $2.99.

NEW AVENGERS #4

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN Variant Cover by STUART IMMONEN Super Hero Squad Variant also available

With reality under furious attack by arcane power far beyond anything anyone on Earth has ever dealt with before, the Avengers have to start getting creative or forfeit all that we know. The rules of magic and mysticism in the Marvel Universe are about to change in a gigantic way and it's all going to happen here! All this plus a brand new chapter in the oral history of the Avengers.

40 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS: THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE #2

Written by ALLAN HEINBERG Pencils & Cover by JIM CHEUNG Variant Cover by TRAVIS CHAREST

The race is on as the Avengers, the Young Avengers, and the X-Men compete to be the first to find the Scarlet Witch.  When the Young Avengers discover the secret of Wanda Maximoff's disappearance, the Avengers attempt to neutralize the Scarlet Witch before the Young Avengers can find her.  But their efforts soon lead to an all-out war between the Avengers and the X-Men that only the Young Avengers can stop.

32 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS PRIME #3

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by ALAN DAVIS

The team-up you never thought you'd ever see again! Steve Rogers and Tony Stark battle together to save each other and the life of their fallen friend Thor! But will that be enough to heal the divide between these two headstrong heroes? And what is the secret to the nightmare that is destroying the Nine Realms?!

32 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS & THE INFINITY GAUNTLET #2

Written by BRIAN CLEVINGER, penciled byBRIAN CHURILLA, cover by RON LIM

FILLLLLLHERRRUPPPP!!!! Half of Earth's super heroes have vanished, and an all-new team of Avengers have assembled to find them. Ms. Marvel! Wolverine! Spider-Man! Dr. Doom!...wait, wha-HUH!? But faster than you can say "BACK STAB" the team rockets into space to save their lost teammates. But first things first: they're going to need gas. Space gas. Only one man can help: the meanest mother trucker in the galaxy, US ACE! So pop a squat at the Star Stop and take in a cup of Wide Load Annie's Cosmic Chilli while Poppa Wheelie fills the Quinjet. And try to ignore the space pirates.

32 pages, $2.99.

ATLAS #5

Written by JEFF PARKER, penciled by GABRIEL HARDMAN, cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN

The Agents of Atlas take the fight to the invaders in a way that will once and for all show why ATLAS is different from the average super team! Will their battle change the order of the entire universe? And another return to the Department Zero of the 1950's.

32 pages, $2.99.

BLACK WIDOW #6

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, penciled byMANUEL GARCIA, cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN Variant Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL

New readers, jump aboard here! Duane Swierczynski and Manuel Garcia kick off a new era for the super-spy Avenger known as Black Widow! A senator is seduced and assassinated...and his journalist son follows the trail to a fatally sexy Soviet agent. This deadly "woman in black" moonlights as a high-class escort to lure powerful men into her web of blackmail and death. But Nick Crane believes he's finally found his father's murderer, and he's about to expose...the Black Widow!

32 pages, $2.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: FOREVER ALLIES #2

Written by ROGER STERN, penciled byNICK DRAGOTTA & MARCO SANTUCCI, cover by LEE WEEKS

With the world at war, Bucky Barnes and the original Young Allies find themselves amid the surreal settings of a Hollywood back lot, under attack from the mind-bending power of Lady Lotus. Decades later, Bucky has become Captain America -- and now must return to the site of the Allies' greatest defeat, to stop Lotus before she can reclaim the power to control all humankind! An era-spanning epic called "Havoc in Hollywood!"

32 pages, $3.99.

HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #4

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

Torn and battered – and rocked by the actions taken last issue – can Hawkeye & Mockingbird even trust each other anymore?  The deadly duo known as Crossfire and Phantom Rider are betting against it as they continue their bloody path of revenge! To turn the tables, our quarreling couple must put aside their differences, set their own trap, and bring in a surprise player!

32 pages, $2.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #610

Written by ED BRUBAKER, penciled byBUTCH GUICE, cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Nomad Back-Up Story by SEAN MCKEEVER & FILIPE ANDRADE

It's the grand finale - the showdown between Zemo and Bucky Barnes, and even if Bucky can survive a second trip to Zemo's island his world will never be the same after what Helmut Zemo has done to it. Plus a NOMAD back-up by Sean McKeever & Filipe Andrade

40 pages, $3.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: PATRIOT #1 & 2

Written by KARL KESEL Pencils & Cover by MITCH BREITWEISER

What does it take to be the living symbol of America... the Sentinel of Liberty... the Super-Soldier of World War II? What does it take to be CAPTAIN AMERICA? 1941. Captain America puts on his mask and shield for the first time-- and instantly inspires an entire nation, including Jeff Mace-- a rough-and-tumble reporter -- who quickly dons his own star-spangled suit and calls himself the PATRIOT! It's a decision that will take him from stopping stateside saboteurs... to headlining the home front heroes known as the Liberty Legion... to the most unexpected offer of all... ...When the Sentinel of Liberty dies and Jeff Mace is asked to be the NEXT CAPTAIN AMERICA!

This is the story of a man who was a great Patriot, and his determination to be something more. His attempt to be not just a hero, but a symbol. His struggle to show he has what it takes to be CAPTAIN AMERICA!

32 pages, $3.99.

SHADOWLAND #3

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

THE BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF NEW YORK CONTINUES! The Heroic Age has begun... but Daredevil didn't get the memo.  As The Man Without Fear's reign over Hell's Kitchen continues, his allies and friends come together to try and, for one last time, put an end to his rule over The Kitchen.  Will the Devil's reign continue, or will the heroes triumph?

32 pages, $3.99.

DAREDEVIL #510

Written by ANTONY JOHNSTON, penciled byMARCO CHECCHETTO, cover by JOHN CASSADAY Super Hero Squad Variant also available

SHADOWLAND TIE-IN! As New York City crumbles under the weight of Matt Murdock's new order, his former friends and allies struggle just to hold their lives and world together. But as the pressure builds, Foggy Nelson will make an alliance no one saw coming – while Black Tarantula takes a stand against Daredevil – and learns the consequences of crossing the Man without Fear.

32 pages, $2.99.

SHADOWLAND: ELEKTRA #1

Written by ZEB WELLS, penciled by EMMA RIOS, cover by SANA TAKEDA

SHADOWLAND TIE-IN! Elektra Natchios had vowed to never again interfere in the life of her ex-lover, Matt Murdock. Learn what made her break her vow and return to Daredevil's side at Shadowland. Zeb Wells (DARK REIGN: ELEKTRA) returns to the character with hot newcomer Emma Rios (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) for a vital piece of the Shadowland puzzle!

32 pages, $3.99.

SHADOWLAND: DAUGHTERS OF THE SHADOW #2

Written by JASON HENDERSON, penciled by IVAN RODRIGUEZ, cover by JEAN-BAPTISTE ANDREAE

When Matt Murdock offered Colleen Wing the truth about her mother's death, she knew there would be a price to pay. But the last thing Wing expected was to be made a lieutenant in his Shadowland in charge of the savage army of female assassins called the Nail. Just how far will Colleen go to slake the devil's bloodlust...and what will her former allies say about her dark alliance?!

32 pages, $3.99.

SHADOWLAND: BLOOD ON THE STREETS #2

Written by ANTONY JOHNSTON, penciled by WELLINTON ALVES, cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA

Silver Sable...Paladin...Misty Knight...The Shroud! Four very different heroes, all ensnared in a mystery spinning out of Shadowland! Is Daredevil using The Hand to kill mobsters untouchable by the law? Or is something even more sinister spreading throughout the city? Each hero approaches the puzzle from a different angle, and now they must race to discover the truth -- but The Hand has other ideas, and time is running out! Can this quartet of strange bedfellows put their differences aside and come together before death strikes again?

32 pages, $3.99.

SHADOWLAND: GHOST RIDER #1

Written by ROB WILLIAMS Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

SHADOWLAND TIE-IN! When the Spirit Of Vengeance is summoned to the front lines of the battle for the soul of New York, Ghost Rider finds himself a pawn in a larger game, and if he wants his freedom back he's going have to head for Japan and take on the might of The Hand where its power is strongest - in its home base.  But in the far east, he'll find everyone's afraid of something... even the Ghost Rider.

32 pages, $3.99.

SHADOWLAND: MOON KNIGHT #2

Written by GREGG HURWITZ Pencils 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 #2

Written by FRED VAN LENTE, penciled by MAHMUD ASRAR, cover by MIKE PERKINS

The war for New York's soul escalates big time when Luke Cage and Iron Fist take on the all-new, all-different Power Man! Who is the kid that can mop the floor with them both? And if that wasn't bad enough, the worst villains from Luke and Danny's past are crawling out of the woodwork en masse to take them on: Cockroach Hamilton! Comanche! Specs! SeĖor Muerte! Discuss! Stiletto! Why has this flash mob of colorful criminality suddenly swarmed against our heroes -- and what role does it play in the long-term schemes of The Hand?

32 pages, $3.99.

THUNDERBOLTS #148

Written by JEFF PARKER, penciled byKEV WALKER, cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

The Thunderbolts crossover with Shadowland begins here! Luke Cage heads into Hell's Kitchen to pull his old friend back from the brink of madness. And if swarming ninjas aren't enough, he's become aware of other forces that will make his task even harder. Going against the Warden and the government itself, Cage sends the T-Bolts in to level the playing field. But without his direct guidance, will this squad of killers and criminals make the situation even worse?

32 pages, $2.99.

FANTASTIC FOUR #583

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN, penciled bySTEVE EPTING, cover by ALAN DAVIS

Now joined by artist Steve Epting, Jonathan Hickman's tenure on FANTASTIC FOUR hits critical mass with "THREE", running through FF #583-588. The War of Four Cities has begun, and when it's run its course, one member of the Fantastic Four will have breathed their last! Change is in the air as the World's Greatest Comic Magazine lives up to its motto!

While the Fantastic Four have to deal with an uprising in the Forever City of the High Evolutionary, back home in the Baxter Building Val finds her father's Bridge machine and learns the Cost of Solving Everything. It's the return of Doctor Doom and the debut of superstar artist Steve Epting in THREE, part 1: 'In Lateveria, the Flowers Bloom in Winter.

32 pages, $2.99.

HERCULES: TWILIGHT OF A GOD #4

Written by BOB LAYTON Inks & Cover by BOB LAYTON Breakdowns by RON LIM

The final chapter in Bob Layton's legendary future Hercules Saga has arrived and it's a DOOZY! The evil mastermind of the Succession Alliance: REVEALED! The final fates of Galactus, Skyppi the Skrull and Recorder: FINALIZED! The creation of a new Silver Surfer: UNVEILED!

32 pages, $3.99.

HIT-MONKEY #3

Written by DANIEL WAY, penciled by DALIBOR TALAJIC, cover by DAVE JOHNSON

The death of the Nameless Assassin has been avenged. But that doesn't mean Hit-Monkey can hang up his suit just yet, because the deranged assassin Bullseye is right on his tail! That is, if he had a tail...

32 pages, $2.99.

HEROIC AGE: HEROES #1

Written by VARIOUS, cover by TOM RANEY

Enter the Heroic Age! In the aftermath of Siege, Steve Rogers assesses the state of Earth's heroes in this 64-page extravaganza of character files! From old friends like Thor to newcomers such as Reptil, Steve asks this question: what makes them heroes? Find out how he really feels, and see how your favorite hero ranks in this ultimate countdown!

64 pages, $3.99.

FRANKEN-CASTLE #21

Written by RICK REMENDER Pencils & Cover by DAN BRERETON

The shocking conclusion of the FrankenCastle era! After his brutal struggle to kill Daken in Tokyo, the Punisher is in rough shape. In order to restore his health, hacker comrade Henry Russo sends Frank to the nearest remote place he can find -- Monster Island. However, as his body heals, Frank's mind begins to fade into madness.  Someone needs to take him down. Someone named Elsa Bloodstone.

40 pages, $3.99.

HEROIC AGE: ONE MONTH TO LIVE #1-5

Written by RICK REMENDER, STUART MOORE, JOHN OSTRANDER & ROB WILLIAMS, penciled by ANDREA MUTTI, KOI TURNBULL & MORE Covers by MIKE FYLES

WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH ONE MONTH TO CHANGE THE WORLD? An all-star creative roster brings you a weekly Marvel event! Featuring Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Avengers! In a world of unlikely heroes, Dennis Sykes is about to become Marvel's unlikeliest. Banker by day, struggling parent by night – and unhappy about it all. But when a tragic turn of events gives Dennis a 30 day death sentence, he discovers his accident comes with super-powers. And as the weeks in Dennis' life tick down, he sets out to leave a mark one way or the other - - even if he has to go through Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Avengers to do it. Everyone is the hero of their own story...but not every hero is a good guy.

32 pages, $2.99.

INVADERS #1

Written by ALEX ROSS & CHRISTOS GAGE, penciled byCAIO REISS, cover by ALEX ROSS Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV Variant Cover by SAL BUSCEMA Sketch Variant by ALEX ROSS

The greatest super heroes of World War II blaze into action -- this time in the modern world!  For the first time in decades, the original Invaders are alive and active at the same time!  But what mysterious force has drawn them all together...and how does it relate to the darkest moment in Invaders history, an event so horrifying it threatens all life on Earth today?  Featuring: Captain America!  The Sub-Mariner!  The original Human Torch and Toro!  The Golden Age Vision!  Spitfire!  Union Jack! And Steve Rogers!

32 pages, $3.99.

TASKMASTER #1

Written by FRED VAN LENTE , penciled byJEFTE PAOLO, cover by ALEX GARNER

The anti-hero from AVENGERS: INITIATIVE explodes into his own mini-series! Taskmaster has trained hench-thugs for every terrorist organization and criminal cartel in the Marvel Universe. So when the rumor starts that he's turned traitor and now works for STEVE ROGERS, a billion-dollar bounty is put on his head, and every cadre of costumed fanatics -- A.I.M., Hydra, Ultimatum, the Sons of the Serpent, everyone -- looks to collect. Now Taskmaster has to fight hordes upon hordes of his psychopathic students while at the same time figuring out who framed him -- which requires him figuring out who he really is! That's right, the man with the photographic reflexes has no memory of his true identity -- and you'll learn the unexpected truth along with him! The action-packed SECRET ORIGIN of Taskmaster begins here.

40 pages, $3.99.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #30

Written by MATT FRACTION Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

The only thing more shocking than the first three pages are the last three pages! It's the meeting 30 issues in the making: Tony Stark and Sasha Hammer, at long last, face to face. The gang at Stark Resilient burn the midnight oil against an impossible deadline -- but if they don't get Project Daylight off the ground they're doomed before they start. They're not the only one manufacturing their world-changer, though -- the Hammer Girls are building an army of drone bombers as air support for Detroit Steel!

32 pages, $2.99.

IRON MAN 2: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #1

Written by JOE CASEY Art by MATT CAMP, TIM GREEN II & FELIX RUIZ, cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

IRON MAN 2! You saw the Hollywood smash – now get more of the story! Officially set in the movie universe! Iron Man, Black Widow, Nick Fury and Agent Coulson in action! Think you know S.H.I.E.L.D.? Check out what you DIDN'T see in the movie!

32 pages, $3.99.

IRON MAN LEGACY #6

Written by FRED VAN LENTE, penciled by STEVE KURTH, cover by JUAN DOE

The second action-packed story arc begins here! Come back with us to a time when Tony Stark lost his company and his fortune to his greatest enemy, Obadiah Stane. Forced to rebuild a new company from scratch, Tony arrives in a run-down Los Angeles neighborhood and brings the people jobs, hope, and a new beginning -- but unbeknownst to Tony, this district is under the iron thumb of the super-villain lords of L.A. -- THE PRIDE! The Runaways' super-powered parents will do everything they can to destroy this new enterprise, but this is Tony Stark they're messing with here. And he -- and the people he's inspired -- won't give up the streets without a fight! 

32 pages, $2.99.

SPIDER-MAN #6

Written by PAUL TOBIN, penciled by ROBERTO DI SALVO, cover by KARL KERSCHL 

Still recovering from his injuries in his fateful battle with Bullseye, Spider-Man is forced to rely on his friends to stem the tide of New York City's crime. But while a girl who can talk to animals might be able to stop carjackers and pickpockets...it sure would be a horrible time for a truly deadly foe like Dr. Octopus to arrive. Like he does.

32 pages, $2.99.

SUPER HERO SQUAD #9

Written by TODD DEZAGO Pencils by LEONEL CASTELLANI & MARCELO DICHIARA , cover by LEONEL CASTELLANI

"Here Come...The Squadettes!" The Boys have had the Clubhouse all to themselves for quite sometime...but now The Girls are stepping up and they're blowing the doors off the place! Tigra, She-Hulk, and The Wasp join the team...and the Super Hero Squad will never be the same! Also, what's going on over at the Baxter Building...?! All the Super Heroes are going to watch..."The Contest"!

32 pages, $2.99.

SUPER HEROES #6

Written by PAUL TOBIN, penciled by SCOTT KOBLISH, cover by CLAYTON HENRY

The Executioner is easily one of the deadliest foes Thor has ever faced, and in their loooong history of battlefield clashes, perhaps the strangest one of all time was on... a pirate ship? It's an untold tale of the past, where the God of Thunder stands alone against the most ruthless pirate on Earth, and the most merciless of all Asgard's warriors!

32 pages, $2.99.

SECRET WARRIORS #20

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

"Night", the new story arc of SECRET WARRIORS begins here! After the devastating events of "The Last Ride of the Howling Commandos", an even more determined Nick Fury sets his endgame in motion.

32 pages, $2.99.

THE RAWHIDE KID #4

Written by RON ZIMMERMAN, penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN , cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM

It's High Noon as the Sensational Seven squares off against Cristo Pike and his gang of legendary gunfighters! It's Two-Gun Kid vs. Lone Ninja! Kid Colt vs. Bloody Ivan! Doc Holliday vs. Le Sabre Kid! Billy the Kid vs. Kid Dead! Red Wolf vs. Grizzly Johnson! Annie Oakley vs. Honey Bee! And Rawhide Kid vs. Kid Cabo!

32 pages, $3.99.

MARVEL UNIVERSE VS. THE PUNISHER #3 & 4

Written by JONATHAN MABERRY Pencils & Covers by GORAN PARLOV

Mankind has fallen, civilization is extinct. All that remains are tribes of savage cannibal predators who used to be humanity's heroes. Frank Castle believes himself to be the only uninfected survivor...until he discovers that a handful of humans still live. Some are being hunted by the cannibals, others are used as pawns between warring tribes. Everyone believes that there is no one left to protect the innocent and avenge the fallen. They're wrong. The Punisher still lives, and the Last Gun on Earth is willing to wage total war to save the last humans on Earth. NY Times-bestseller Jonathan Maberry and artist Goran Parlov lock and load for the third bloody installment of this Marvel Knights event.

32 pages, $3.99.

STEVE ROGERS: SUPER-SOLDIER #3

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

His enemy stands revealed - but that's just the beginning of Steve's problems:  Reverted to his former 98-pound-weakling self, Steve is trapped in the heart of the enemy's lair and fighting for his life!

32 pages, $3.99.

GORILLA MAN #3

Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by GIANCARLO CARACUZZO, cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO

In finding the latest owner of the Serpent Staff, Gorilla-Man has come face to face with the hardest parts of his own past. After all this time, Ken Hale has to decide forever- is he a gorilla or is he a man?

40 pages, $3.99.

YOUNG ALLIES #4

Written by SEAN MCKEEVER, penciled by DAVID BALDEON, cover by DAVID LAFUENTE

As the Young Allies are well aware, when the Bastards of Evil strike, they strike hard! Separated, scrambling, and with lives on the line, can the Young Allies pull together fast enough to survive?

32 pages, $2.99.

MARVEL SUPER SPECIAL #1

Written by VARIOUS, penciled by VARIOUS, cover by LUCIO PARRILLO This monster magazine is 104 pages of all-black-and-white action in the spirit of the Mighty Marvel Magazines of yore, but in an ALL-NOW in style! Iron Man does battle with a hyper-intelligent space probe bent on terraforming the planet! Stranded on an island, Wolverine reconnects with his primative past! Shang Chi, Master of Kung Fu takes on the irrepressible Deadpool in a KUNG-FU MOTORCYCLE RACE! And much much more! Collecting material from RAMPAGING WOLVERINE, SHANG-CHI: MASTER OF KUNG FU, INDOMITABLE IRON MAN, MYSTIC HANDS OF DR. STRANGE and SAVAGE ACTS OF ARES.

104 pages, black and white, $9.99.

THOR #615

Written by MATT FRACTION Art & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY.

The perfect jumping-on point as THOR's all-new creative team and all-new era kick off HERE! In the wake of SIEGE, Asgard must take its proper place as the Golden Realm, most glorious of the nine worlds of myth. But that means Thor's home isn't just a beacon...it's a target! And what happens to the Asgardians and the denizens of all nine worlds -- including Earth! -- when a dark, destructive force from another reality comes on the warpath?

40 pages, $3.99.

THOR: FOR ASGARD #1 & 2

Written by ROBERT RODI Pencils & Covers by SIMONE BIANCHI Beginning an epic adventure showcasing the God of Thunder as you've never seen him before!  The vassals of Asgard are in armed revolt...Odin is missing...Balder is dead...and the entire continent is battered by a years-long winter.  How can Thor put the empire back together – especially with his mighty hammer Mjolnir mysteriously denied him?

32 pages, $3.99.

THOR THE MIGHTY AVENGER #4

Written by ROGER LANGRIDGE Pencils & Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE ROAD TRIP TO NORWAY! The Warriors Three come to humble Thor on behalf of Odin. But Thor's the God of Thunder, not directions, and a wrong turn of his goat-drawn carriage strands the Asgardians in jolly old Oxford...where Captain Britain says they are NOT wanted. It's mighty Mjolnir vs. the stiffest upper lip in England!

32 pages, $2.99.

THOR: FIRST THUNDER #1

Written by BRYAN J.L. GLASS, penciled byTAN ENG HUAT, cover by JAY ANACLETO

Revealed for a new generation: the origin -- and first year on Earth -- of the God of Thunder! Who is the enigmatic Doctor Donald Blake? What is the secret that drives him to travel the world, seeking its challenges, and how does it connect him to the banished Prince of Asgard? Why has Thor been exiled to walk amongst mankind -- and battle threats from beyond the stars? And before the entire saga is over, how will he react when confronted by the likes of Tony Stark, Reed Richards...and his devious brother Loki?

40 pages, $3.99.

THE THANOS IMPERATIVE #4

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING , penciled byMIGUEL SEPULVEDA , cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT The all-star alliance of sci-fi heroes strike! Silver Surfer, Quasar and Nova lead a make-or-break attack against the undying Lord of the Cancerverse forces! It's either total victory or utter defeat! Meanwhile, in the Cancerverse itself, Star-Lord's rag-tag team learns whether attempting to make a deal with Thanos was the smartest choice they ever made -- or the worst decision of their entire lives!

32 pages, $3.99.

ORIGINS OF MARVEL COMICS: X-MEN #1

Written by CHRIS YOST, MIKE CAREY, PETER DAVID, & OTHERS!, penciled by GREG LAND, MARK BROOKS, NICK BRADSHAW, JILL THOMPSON & OTHERS!, cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO

The origins of your favorite X-Men written and drawn by the best in the industry collected in one place! Cyclops! Wolverine! Magneto! All the big characters' origins boiled down to one beautiful page that every reader will cut out and tape up on their wall!

40 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN #3

Written by VICTOR GISCHLER, penciled by PACO MEDINA, cover by ADI GRANOV Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Variant Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO

"MUTANTS VERSUS VAMPIRES," PART 3 In a desperate bid to fend off an endless horde of vampires, the X-Men do the unthinkable: They resurrect Dracula.  Will the former Lord of the Vampires go along with Cyclops' scheme to take down Dracula's upstart son, Xarus?  Meanwhile, Wolverine sets off to rescue Jubilee, unaware of the chilling transformation she has undergone. To attempt to free his former teammate, Wolverine must embark down his darkest path yet.

32 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN: CURSE OF THE MUTANTS - X-MEN VS. VAMPIRES #1

Written by VARIOUS Art by VARIOUS, cover by NICK BRADSHAW

Lock your doors, board up the windows, arm yourselves with stakes and sunlight...and it still won't protect you when the vampires stalking the X-Men set their sights on YOU! The X-Men have their work cut out for them as they‘re pitted against a terrifying new clan of vampires in all the B-movie-styled glory we can print in four colors! Baby, this is one comic book with bite! Four brand new tales of horror await PLUS the first part of NIGHT SCREAMS, from Uncanny X-Men #159, the classic tale of Storm's struggle with Dracula himself by Claremont and Sienkiewicz!

48 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN: CURSE OF THE MUTANTS – SMOKE AND BLOOD #1

Written by SIMON SPURRIER Penciled by GABRIEL HERNANDEZ WALTA, cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

Eager to do their part in stemming the vampire invasion of San Francisco, the X-Men's Science Team works to find a cure for vampirism. Bringing a vampire into their lab for examination, the scientists find themselves in over their heads when the monster escapes. With the lab on lockdown and a vampire on the loose, the X-Club is sure of only one thing: it's going to take more than a doctoral degree in biochemistry to survive this night!

40 pages, $3.99.

NAMOR: THE FIRST MUTANT #2

Written by STUART MOORE, penciled by ARIEL OLIVETTI, cover by JAE LEE

Namor has succeeded in his mission to the X-Men, but in doing so, has opened the floodgates of an ancient evil that has lived below the depths for hundreds of years...the Atlantean Vampire race!  Now the shallow peace between them and the Atlanteans has been broken, and they have Namor -- and the kingdom at Atlantis -- in their sights as they try to reassert themselves as kings of the seas.

32 pages, $2.99.

WOLVERINE: THE ROAD TO HELL #1

Written by JASON AARON,MARJORIE LIU, RICK REMENDER & DANIEL WAY, penciled byGUISEPPE CAMUNCOLI, WILL CONRAD, RENATO GUEDES & JEROME OPENA, cover by MICO SUAYAN

This September, Wolverine starts down the road to hell and we want to take you along for the ride...it all starts here! With all new material by the creative teams bringing you WOLVERINE, X-23, DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE and X-FORCE, The Road to Hell is packed with clues and signposts to help you find your way through the brand-new launch of Wolverine's own family of books! You won't want to miss it, because bonus material includes a second look at the first issue of Namor the First Mutant #1 and an exclusive preview of the November launch of an ALL NEW X-BOOK!

48 pages, $3.99.

WOLVERINE #1

Written by JASON AARON, penciled byRENATO GUEDES, cover by JAE LEE Variant Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN Variant Cover by PAUL SMITH Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Sketch Variant Cover by JAE LEE Blank Variant Cover also available!

n all-new ongoing Wolverine series as Wolverine goes to hell... literally! Someone's out to destroy Wolverine -- permanently -- and they may have succeeded. But if Wolverine's soul is in hell, how is his body terrorizing those closest to him?

40 pages, $3.99.

X-23 #1

Written by MARJORIE LIU, penciled by WILL CONRAD, cover by DANNI SHINYA LUO Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Variant Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO Women of Marvel Variant by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

After the events of Second Coming and the stunning conclusion to X-Force, X-23 strikes out on her own in this all-new ongoing series,

Written by best-selling author MARJORIE LIU, spinning out of the events of Wolverine #1! X-23 has never had an easy relationship with the rest of the X-Men, but when she learns someone has taken down Wolverine, she must step up to fill his shoes.

40 pages, $3.99.

DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE #1

Written by DANIEL WAY & MARJORIE LIU Art & Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Variant Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO

For decades, Daken, the son of Wolverine, remained hidden in the shadows of the Marvel Universe, methodically plotting how he would one day dominate the world around him. And now, with his father's soul hanging in the balance, that day has come. This is the beginning.

40 pages, $3.99.

UNCANNY X-MEN #528

Written by MATT FRACTION, penciled byWHILCE PORTACIO, cover by TERRY DODSON

"THE FIVE LIGHTS" SECOND COMING is nearing it's end, so you'll soon get all kinds of info as to what's coming from Matt Fraction and Whilce Portacio. Here's something to whet your appetite- Kitty Pryde and Emma Frost's first encounter since Kitty took her trip in a bullet. Part 3 (of 5)

40 pages, $3.99.

NEW MUTANTS #17

Written by ZEB WELLS, penciled byLEONARD KIRK, cover by DAVE WILKINS Super Hero Squad Variant also available

"FALL OF THE NEW MUTANTS" Project Purgatory has captured [CENSORED] and the New Mutants are on their way to get it back. If only the New Mutants knew that Project Purgatory has a 10 mutant kill-team waiting for them. Who is this kill team and where did they come from? The answer will take you all the way back to a classic X-Men crossover! The New Mutants will never be the same! Part 3 (of 5)

32 pages, $2.99.

X-MEN LEGACY #240

Written by MIKE CAREY, penciled byCLAY MANN, cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

"COLLISION" Part 3 The city of Mumbai is coming apart at the seams, torn asunder by freak energy storms...and Rogue and Magneto have finally discovered their source: The Children of the Vault have returned. And the X-Men may not be enough to stop them. But might their "new mutant" tip the scales in their favor?

32 pages, $2.99.

X-FORCE: SEX AND VIOLENCE #3

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE Art and Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO

The blood soaked conclusion!!  Wolverine is the best he is at what he does.  Domino is the luckiest there is at what she does.  But this time, it's not going to be enough.  The full force of the Assassins Guild is coming down on our heroes, and it's not going to be pretty.  Except for the art. 

32 pages, $3.99.

X-FACTOR #209

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

It may happen in Vegas, but it's very likely not going to stay there as X-Factor in general--and Longshot in particular--are unleashed on the Las Vegas strip, determined to face down the goddess of death in her lair and save a very unusual client...

32 pages, $2.99.

NEW MUTANTS FOREVER #2

Written by Chris Claremont, pencils by Al Rio, cover by Bill Sinkiewicz.

The New Mutants find themselves up against the depraved villainy of Captain America's arch-nemesis, the Red Skull!  The Nazi madman has taken two of the young heroes captive and it's up to the rest of the team, along with Black Queen Selene, to save the day! But with half the team captured or sidelined, can they even hope to stand a chance?

32 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN FOREVER 2 #7 & 8

Written by Chris Claremont, penciled by Mike Grell and Rodney Buchemi, cover by Tom Grummett.

It's double the danger as Sabretooth fights for his life against....Sabretooth!? The cover says it all, folks, as the X-Men's resident bad boy faces off with his Marauder self. He's blind and down a hand...but Victor Creed is angling to prove it ain't the prettier killer who walks away...but the one who's willing to go the furthest. Just how far will the reformed villain go?

32 pages, $3.99.

PUNISHER MAX: HOT RODS OF DEATH #1

Written by Charlie Huston, penicled by Shawn Martinbrough, cover by Tim Bradstreet.

"Mad Billy" Finn pulled young Frank Castle's butt of out the fire in the ‘Nam.  So when he runs into some trouble a few decades later, in the form of a particularly unsavory biker gang, Frank's all too happy to help out an old friend.  Get ready, Maruaduer, ‘cause the Punisher is about to take you on a Highway to Hell.  Get ready for the Punisher's War Wagon!

48 pages./One-Shot/Explicit Content ...$4.99

CASANOVA #3

Written by Matt Fraction, art by Gabirel Ba and Fabion Moon, cover by Ba.

Luxuria abounds! A street magician stands on the cusp of duplicating a superhuman feat of endurance only done once in history -- by Buddha himself. The world braces itself for a real-life miracle man...and Casanova Quinn comes to steal him. The catch? His wicked sister Zephyr is sent along on the mission with him and she comes with her own agenda. And then, on the last island on Earth untouched by modern civilization, the cornerstone of Sabine Seychelle's criminal empire lies hidden and protected by the indigenous savages that live there. As Casanova infiltrates Coldheart Island, those so-called savages will teach him secrets that will save his life...

32 pages, $3.99.

KICK-ASS 2: BALLS TO THE WALL #1

Written by Mark MIllar, art and cover by John Romita Jr.

The sequel to the biggest creator-owned comic of the decade -- the one that spawned the number one hit movie and the worldwide phenomenon--is here! Kick-Ass is back, just as over-the-top as ever! As everybody's favorite psychotic 11-year-old Hit Girl trains Kick-Ass to be...well, a bad-ass, Red Mist gathers a team of super-villains to take them down!

32 pages, $3.99.

SCARLET #2

Written by Brian MIchael Bendis, penciled and cover by Alex Maleev, variant covers by David Mack and Michael Avon Oeming.

From the team that brought you Daredevil, Halo and the Avengers comes another startling new chapter in their first creator-owned series. You've met Scarlet and now you know who she is and what she wants... the world is a corrupt broken place and she is going to fix it. But how far is she willing to go? She is talking revolution right here in the United States!! But where does one start such a thing?

40 pages, $3.95.



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