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MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010

MARVEL COMICS FOR OCTOBER

TRON: THE BETRAYAL #1

Written by JAI NITZ Plot courtesy STARLIGHT RUNNER ENTERTAINMENT Penciled by ANDIE TONG Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

Get a first look at the world of the upcoming Tron: Legacy! Following the events of the original Tron, the year is 1983 and Kevin Flynn is now in charge of Encom. He's built it into the largest videogame company in the world. But that's not all Kevin has accomplished – he's also secretly built the Grid, a digital world filled with living programs! More than a place where he can race light cycles, it's a place where he can build and test environments only limited by his imagination. But the Grid is far more complex than even its creator realizes, and even Flynn can't be in two places at once. As this new world develops a life of its own, Flynn is going to first need the help of an old friend, a security program named Tron. Showcasing a key time of the mythology of the Tron world, part one of THE BETRAYAL will show the early days of the Grid, and the first appearances of the heroes and villains that will be seen in Tron: Legacy.

56 pages, $4.99.

UNCANNY X-FORCE #1

Written by RICK REMENDER Pencils by JEROME OPENA Cover by ESAD RIBIC Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN Variant Cover by ROB LIEFELD

"AGES," PART 1. Wolverine promised Cyclops that X-Force would disband -- he lied. A secret society has resurrected En Sabah Nur, putting into motion events that will turn this age of heroes into an Age of Apocalypse! To hold them back, Wolverine and Archangel bring together Fantomex, Deadpool, and Psylocke to form The Uncanny X-Force! Stained by their history, they are the only ones capable of making the hard resolutions necessary. A band of likeminded friends and mercenaries set to one purpose, one big ugly task -- kill Apocalypse by any means.

32 pages, $3.99.

CARNAGE #1

Written by ZEB WELLS Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN Variant Cover by Clayton Crain Variant Cover by Arthur Adams

CARNAGE IS BACK! The fan-favorite villain returns to rock the CARNAGE IS BACK! The fan-favorite villain returns to rock the Marvel Universe, with the Amazing Spider-Man and the Invincible Iron Man first on his hit list. But just why – and how – has Carnage returned, and how many of Marvel's heroes will it take to stop him?

32 pages, $3.99.

ASTONISHING X-MEN: XENOGENESIS #5

Written by WARREN ELLIS Pencils & Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

The truth behind the mutant babies of Karere township is discovered -- an innocent man who might also doom the town, if not the whole of Africa, by accident.  The X-Men have to put themselves between two armies to save a mutant who might not be worth saving...

32 pages, $3.99.

MARVELMAN FAMILY'S FINEST #4

Written by MICK ANGLO & VARIOUS Penciled by MICK ANGLO & VARIOUS Cover by MIKE PERKINS Variant Cover by JAE LEE

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.

THE STAND: HARDCASES #4

Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA Penciled by MIKE PERKINS Cover by TOMM COKER

In a house in the newly established Boulder Free Zone, behind closed doors, seven soul survivors are holding a clandestine meeting. Their agenda: Saving a disease-decimated country and protecting themselves against the threat of the dark man. But what are they missing? Harold Lauder, who is biding his time and plotting his revenge... And Mother Abagail, who is having a crisis of faith and coming face-to-face with her personal demons... Hold your breath and say your prayers, True Believers, as we head towards the final conflict!

32 pages, $3.99.

HALO: FALL OF REACH - BOOT CAMP #2

Written by BRIAN REED Pencils & Cover by FELIX RUIZ

Stolen from their families and conscripted by the military, John-117 and the other child SPARTAN recruits are lost in the wilderness, out-manned and outgunned! Brian Reed (SIEGE: FRONT LINE) and Felix Ruiz (THE URANIAN) take the HALO legend to new heights with this origin story of Master Chief!

32 pages, $3.99.

TALES OF THE DRAGON GUARD -- INTO THE VEIL #2

Written by ANGE Pencils by CRISTIAN PATY Cover by CRISTIAN PATY Twenty years have gone by since a Dragon devastated the Doge's Palace. The area is now a theater of dark affairs. At the heart of the ruins, around the neck of the Doge lies the Arken jewel -- the symbol of his lineage. He who wears it will, in turn, inherit the throne. Looters, mercenaries, heirs -- many hope to get their hands on precious jewel. Among them, two Dragon Knights and their apprentice! However, their journey and their intentions differ from the others who seek the jewel. But their alliance is fragile and the Palace ruins shelter strange creatures who wish to tear them apart. Is the dangerous dragon really dead and what new monsters has the Veil created?

48 pages, $5.99.

PROMETHEUS #1

Written by CRISTOPHE BEC Pencils & Cover by CRISTOPHE BEC Variant Cover by CRISTOPHE BEC

From European master Cristophe Bec comes this extraordinary story. A series of completely inexplicable events are afflicting our world, day after day at precisely 13 hours and 13 minutes. September 21, 2019 -- 13h13m: The space shuttle Atlantis disappears without a trace from control screens, completely lost to NASA ground control. September 22, 2019 --13h13m: All timepieces on the planet suddenly stop. And that's just a beginning... as the threat of the Apocalypse hangs over the entire planet, the future of Humanity is plunged into darkness and obscurity... heralding the worst for our civilization.

48 pages, $5.99.

ORSON SCOTT CARD'S ENDER IN EXILE #5

Written by AARON JOHNSTON Penciled by POP MHAN Cover by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA

The exciting conclusion to Orson Scott Card's bestselling novel and direct sequel to Ender's Game! Ender has found a cocoon of a young Formic hive queen who carries within her ten thousand Formic eggs. With it, Ender can restore the alien species he destroyed in the war. But should he? Or would he be opening Pandora's box, unleashing Earth's deadliest enemies to finish what they started? It all comes to a head here as Ender accepts or rejects his destiny as the Speaker for the Dead.

32 pages, $3.99.

DEADPOOL #28

Written by DANIEL WAY Penciled by CARLO BARBERI Cover by DAVE JOHNSON Vampire Variant by TBA

"I'M YOUR MAN," PART 2 Uh-oh. Sooo...it looks like maybe somebody got talked into doing something for someone who wasn't who they said they were. And now the person who really is that person is kinda mad. Well, really mad, actually. But that's okay because Deadpool is totally gonna fix this. Just like he always does.

32 pages, $2.99.

DEADPOOL CORPS #7

Written by VICTOR GISCHLER Penciled by MARAT MYCHAELS Cover by ROB LIEFELD

"YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION?" PART 1 Drifting in space, the Bea Arthur has been damaged almost beyond repair by a sudden attack.  There is only enough life support for two people, so Deadpool must choose which of his teammates to release from cryo-sleep in order to save the rest.  Please, please, PLEASE don't let it be Dogpool!

32 pages, $2.99.

DEADPOOL PULP #2

Written by ADAM GLASS & MIKE BENSON Penciled by LAURENCE CAMPBELL Cover by JAE LEE

What happens when you take one psychotic CIA spook and his ex-lover-turned-double-agent, and send them on a madcap chase after the man who holds the key to a couple nuclear briefcases built to start the next World War...stir in a Thalidomide party girl, a James Dean motorcycle gang...and for flavor, set it in the depraved Big Easy during Mardi Gras? You get DEADPOOL PULP #2.

32 pages, $3.99.

DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #888

Written by CULLEN BUNN Penciled by TOM FOWLER Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

Let me tell ya something, Ben Grimm! And when ol' Deadpool's yapping, you better listen and listen good! You may think you're fantastic! But if you're gonna walk that aisle and get in the ring, you're better off with me than against me! I'm all about limousines, fine-looking ladies and--woo!--championship belts! By my side ... under my tutelage ... you might just amount to something! When it comes to clobbering time ... it's time to go to school! And you can take that to the bank, brother, because what ya gonna do ... when Deapoolmania runs wild ... on you!?!

32 pages, $2.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 3 #3

Written by MARK MILLAR Pencils by STEVE DILLON Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

Vampire X has gotten his fangs into Captain America! Now, that the country's biggest super hero is out of commission, the stakes are even higher.  Will Blade be able to help the Avengers hunt creatures of the night? Or are the heroes being prepped for a vampire main course?

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS MYSTERY #4

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils by RAFA SANDOVAL Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL

The ultimate enemy reveals itself!! One of the biggest shocks, if not THE biggest shock in the ten-year history of the Ultimate Universe happens right here! And Ultimate Marvel will never be the same again.  Ever.  Brian Michael Bendis and Rafa Sandoval bring you a thrilling conclusion to the second part of the Enemy trilogy that'll be talked about for years!

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #15

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Art by SARA PICHELLI Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE

Poor Peter Parker.  All his friends hate him, his girlfriend has stopped speaking to him and to top it off, the whole world despises Spider-Man. What's a dude to do??  How about save the world and maybe meet the new love of his life?  Fan-favorite BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (NEW AVENGERS) and rising Ultimate sensation, SARA PICHELLI (RUNAWAYS) bring you a new and exciting Spider-Man story you don't want to miss!!

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS THOR #1

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Pencils & Cover by CARLOS PACHECO Villain Variant by MIKE CHOI

Exploding from the pages of the Ultimates, comes Ultimate Thor! Hickman and Pacheco as they go back to the beginning and tell the origin of Thor, Loki and the rest of Asgard! Ragnorak has descended and Asgard sits at the edge of the end. What will become of Thor and the Warriors Three? And what exactly does Baron Zemo, mysterious commander for the Nazis, have to do with it all? Ultimate Comics Thor brings you the untold story of Thor's thunderous debut!

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS X #5

Written by JEPH LOEB Pencils & Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS

And now...THE HULK?!  What impossible situation has the cast of Ultimate X reaching out to the most powerful and dangerous person in the Ultimate Universe?  Can The Hulk be controlled or will he smash them all?  The senses-shattering conclusion of the first arc.

32 pages, $3.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #645

Written by MARK WAID Penciled by PAUL AZACETA Cover by MARKO DJURDEVIC Spidey Vs. Variant by TBD

The journey of ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES continues, as an army of Spidey's greatest villains sets the stage for one of the toughest fights of Spidey's life. You won't want to miss a single, bone-breaking page!

32 pages, $2.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #646

Written by MARK WAID Art by PAUL AZACETA Cover by MARKO DJURDEVIC Vampire Variant by MIKE MAYHEW Spidey Vs. Variant by CHRIS BACHALO

THE HEARTBREAKING CONCLUSION OF ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES! The odds are stacked against Spider-Man as he and Harry Osborn fight side-by-side in a battle to save Harry's child.  The people Peter Parker cares about most are in danger, and someone won't live to tell the tale! "Save everyone; never insist on resting!"

32 pages, $2.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #647

Written by BOB GALE, JOE KELLY, DAN SLOTT, FRED VAN LENTE, MARK WAID & ZEB WELLS Penciled by VARIOUS Cover by MARKO DJURDEVIC Variant Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

This is it!  After 101 issues, the writing team of Spidey Web-Heads says good-bye as the historic era known as BRAND NEW DAY comes to an end in a triple-sized SPECTACULAR!  Over the past three years, he's faced New Ways to Die, a Gauntlet, and a Grim Hunt, and, through it all, Spider-Man has stood stronger than ever.  But while recent events may have drastically changed Peter and his friends, the ol' Parker luck threatens a turn for the even-worse at any second. One thing's for certain though, the sun is setting on the Wall-Crawler's Brand New Day, and tomorrow begins right here! 

64 pages, $4.99.

SPIDER-MAN/FANTASTIC FOUR #4

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE Pencils & Cover by MARIO ALBERTI

Spidey and the FF join forces in the present day as the threads from our last three issues come together, and we finally learn the identity of the mysterious time-travelling figure who's been searching their past for deadly weapons to use against them!  Who is this sinister armored character?  Read the book and find out...and believe us, Marvelite, it's not who you thought at first glance!

32 pages, $3.99.

SPIDER-MAN VS. VAMPIRES #1

Written by Kevin Grevioux Penciled by Roberto Castro Cover by Chad Hardin

VAMPIRES!  You can't trust them, even when they're on your side. From the pages of Marvel Digital, Spider-Man's had a long history with Blade, the Vampire hunter, but when he finds him enslaved in an underground, undead fighting league, the web-head must fight Blade for his very life – or face the curse of the Vampire!

32 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS #6

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

The blockbuster Avengers book continues!! Kang versus Ultron with Avengers from every era right in the middle. The end of this issue is a shocker that sets up one of the biggest new threats to the Marvel Universe!! Plus: another chapter in the oral history of the Avengers!

40 pages, $3.99.

SECRET AVENGERS #6

Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by MIKE DEODATO JR. Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Vampire Variant by AMANDA CONNER Variant Cover by MIKE DEODATO

Everybody is Kung Fu fighting... as the Secret Avengers descend into the depths of Marvel's darkest corners on a new case that brings them face to face with a Master of Kung Fu and many forces of evil. Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato bring you another twisted tale of Marvel's most popular new Avengers team.

32 pages, $3.99.

NEW AVENGERS #5

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN Vampire Variant by STEFANIE PERGER Variant Cover by STUART IMMONEN

With everything on the line, Wolverine volunteers to make the ultimate sacrifice to save our dimension. Magic is being reinvented in the Marvel Universe and it is happening here!! Plus: another chapter in the oral history of the Avengers!

40 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #5

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE Pencils by JORGE MOLINA Cover by MIKE MCKONE Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE Vampire Variant Cover by J.S. ROSSBACH

The Avengers Academy: exposed to the public? The existence of the school has been kept secret...and the fame-hungry Striker isn't happy about that at all!  But it may be a moot point as the obsessed super-criminal Whirlwind blames Hank Pym for the death of the woman he loved, Janet Van Dyne, and comes seeking revenge on Hank's inexperienced students, who are out on a field trip! And hey, who's that locking lips with Justice? 

32 pages, $2.99.

AVENGERS & THE INFINITY GAUNTLET #3

Written by BRIAN CLEVINGER Penciled by BRIAN CHURILLA Cover by TOM GRUMMETT

The "new" Avengers have trekked across the stars to stop Thanos...and after being cramped in a space-trailer with Spider-Man and Doctor Doom, the Hulk wants one thing and one thing only: TO SMASH RAISIN CHIN MAN!!! But he better watch out, because Thanos will leave an infinity gauntlet-shaped imprint in the Hulk's jade jaws if he tries to mess with the mad titan's plans of cosmic domination!

32 pages, $2.99.

AVENGERS, THOR & CAPTAIN AMERICA: OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #6

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 to we launch our coverage of the Avengers (from AVENGERS #200), Thor (from THOR #287), and Captain America (from both CAPTAIN AMERICA #273 and 1941's CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #21). 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.

AVENGERS VS. PET AVENGERS #1

Written by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS Pencils & Cover by IG GUARA

Basic Truth: It's very hard to protect the earth when you've been turned into a frog. The Pet Avengers Return! Good thing, too, cuz dragons have decided that it's time to take over the world and oppress the silly humans once and for all!!! And since Captain America, Iron Man & Thor are all green and hopping about, here's hoping they can get used to their new flippers in time to fight alongside Earth's Mightiest Pets!

40 pages, $3.99.

BLACK WIDOW #7

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

"KISS OR KILL," PART 2 Your name is Nick Crane. You're a young journalist whose senator father was seduced and murdered by a sexy Soviet agent who calls herself "Black Widow." Now she's abducted you and handcuffed you to a bed in a swank hotel penthouse. Now she's leaning over your prone body, whispering softly in your ear: I'm here to save you. Every cell in your body wants to kill her... but at the same time, part of you wants to kiss her. Very, very badly. Fortunately, that's a decision you won't have to make right now. Not with a pair of violent super-powered assassins smashing through the hotel windows...

32 pages, $2.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #611

Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by BUTCH GUICE Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Vampire Variant by GERALD PAREL

The Trial of Captain America begins here! Nothing will ever be the same again, and this time we mean it.

40 pages, $3.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: FOREVER ALLIES #3

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

In wartime Los Angeles, Lady Lotus has turned Bucky and the Young Allies into her mind-slaves. Now, Captain America is determined to keep Lotus from gaining an even greater source of power ... cosmic power! Nick Dragotta dramatically depicts a raging aerial dogfight over the Hollywood hills -- Marco Santucci unearths a mysterious temple on the edge of ancient Lemuria itself -- and Roger Stern tells all, as the action of two different eras heats up in "Across the Pacific!"

32 pages, $3.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: PATRIOT #3

Written by KARL KESEL Pencils & Cover by MITCH BREITWEISER

BUCKY SHOT! NEAR DEAD! CAP RELENTLESSLY PURSUES GUNMAN! In a story that changes his life forever, Jeff Mace must prove he's not just worthy of being Captain America, but worthy of being Bucky's partner as well. Making matters worse: he thinks he knows who pulled the trigger... but hopes with all his heart he's wrong. Guest-starring the Sub-Mariner, original Human Torch, and other All-Winners Squad members... plus the dazzling debut of Golden Girl! After this, nothing will ever be the same for Captain America...

32 pages, $3.99.

CHAOS WAR #1

Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by KHOI PHAM Backup Story Penciled by REILLY BROWN Cover by ED McGUINNESS Sketch Variant by ED McGUINNESS

Bigger than THE INFINITY GAUNTLET! More cosmic than ANNIHILATION! Since the end of SECRET INVASION, the CHAOS KING has amassed his army of alien slave gods -- and the time to strike Earth is NOW! Only the greatest Marvel heroes can oppose him -- all led by the newly-returned god of heroes ... HERCULES! But are even his incredible new powers enough to stand against the greatest threat the Marvel Universe has ever seen – a mad god who seeks to destroy Reality itself?

PLUS: While thought dead, Hercules was trapped in a dangerous world that threatened his very sanity. Find out the secret of his exile in a special extra story penciled by Reilly Brown!

40 pages, $3.99.

CHAOS WAR #2

Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by KHOI PHAM Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

When the greatest threat the Marvel Universe has ever seen lays waste to reality and brings Earth's mightiest heroes to their knees, who you gonna call? That's right: the all-new, all-different, all-divine GOD SQUAD! The fan-favorite team from SECRET INVASION returns, led by Thor and Hercules. And check out the cosmic heavy-hitters they choose to round out their sacred strikeforce: Galactus, Silver Surfer, Venus, Sersi and Hellstorm! Plus: After the shocking death of a major Marvel character last issue, you'll never believe who the Chaos King has next on his hit list!

32 pages, $3.99.

DAREDEVIL #511

Written by ANDY DIGGLE AND ANTONY JOHNSTON Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE Cover by JOHN CASSADAY Vampire Variant by JOCK A SHADOWLAND TIE-IN.

Hell's Kitchen has exploded into rioting, looting, and all-out chaos, and Daredevil is responsible for it all. As the leader of the Hand and controller of Hell's Kitchen, Matt Murdock knows that conquest of New York is within his grasp. But one of his oldest friends, though, goes to Shadowland to make one last ATTEMPT to save the Man Without Fear from walking the path from which there is no turning back.

32 pages, $2.99.

SHADOWLAND #4

Written by ANDY DIGGLE Penciled by BILLY TAN Cover by JOHN CASSADAY Variant Cover by Billy Tan

The final battle for the soul of New York erupts in Hell's Kitchen, and Daredevil is on the front lines...Hell, he IS the front line!  Backed by the full power of the Hand, Daredevil is now more than a match for New York's strongest heroes. With a new right-hand man, Matt Murdock will finally show those who stand against him what it truly means to be a Man Without Fear!

32 pages, $3.99.

SHADOWLAND: SPIDER-MAN #1

Written by DAN SLOTT Penciled by PAULO SIQUEIRA Cover by STEPHANIE HANS

A SHADOWLAND TIE-IN. MR. NEGATIVE takes advantage of the chaos in SHADOWLAND by launching an all-out assault on THE HAND. Can SPIDER-MAN and SHANG-CHI stop MR. NEGATIVE and his INNER-DEMONS from adding Hell's Kitchen to his growing criminal empire?  It's non-stop MARTIAL ARTS MAYHEM as the Wall-Crawler and the Master of Kung Fu face off against Daredevil's ninja army, a super-powered Chinese Tong, and one of Spidey's most dangerous foes! Watch out for this one, Marvelites!  This adventure will set Shang-Chi down a new path – and leads to strange developments in the pages of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!

32 pages, $3.99.

THUNDERBOLTS #149

Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by DECLAN SHALVEY Cover by FRANK MARTIN

A SHADOWLAND TIE-IN! Luke Cage's squad of fierce felons face the nature of true evil when they uncover secrets of the ancient order known as The Hand beneath Hell's Kitchen!  Will a group of people rarely known for doing the right thing choose a higher path--or will they add to the power of the ninja cult? Meanwhile, as Cage fights to help his friend Daredevil up on the streets, he realizes that he picked a bad time to trust his skeleton crew of criminal operatives on an unsupervised mission!

32 pages, $2.99.

SHADOWLAND: DAUGHTERS OF THE SHADOW #3

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

SHADOWLAND TIE-IN!! Colleen Wing made a bargain with the devil...and now she has to pay the price. Trapped in the dungeons of Shadowland with her new sisters-turned-enemies at her heels, Matt Murdock offers the sword-slinger a second choice: escape from the prison he's built...or the truth about her dead mother's shocking connection to the Hand. Can Colleen find the inner strength to stand up to the hero who once inspired her...or will she be forced to lose her mother a second time? Find out in the shocking conclusion that will change this Daughter of the Dragon's world forever!

32 pages, $3.99.

SHADOWLAND: BLOOD ON THE STREETS #3

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

Misty Knight...The Shroud...Silver Sable...Paladin! As Shadowland continues to spread across New York City, the strange bedfellows finally come together--each struggling to solve the mystery of the Hand murders! The killing spree shows no sign of stopping, but the ninja's latest victim is an unusual choice, and casts doubt among our heroes! Will their differences and mistrust keep them apart? Or can they work together to cut through the mystery before it's too late...and before one of them becomes the next target?

32 pages, $3.99.

SHADOWLAND: MOON KNIGHT #3

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

As the gathered heroes continue their assault on Daredevil's stronghold, Moon Knight is on a quest for the one artifact capable of defeating the Beast, the dark spirit currently controlling Daredevil. Standing in his way is the evil Shadow Knight, Khonshu's new avatar and he's determined to beat Moon Knight to the punch. But Moon Knight knows he cannot fail and he's willing to do anything, even kill, to ensure Shadow Knight's defeat.

32 pages, $3.99.

SHADOWLAND: POWER MAN #3

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

The Hand has discovered the new Power Man's secret identity! And for violating their edicts, he, his friends, and his family will now be dragged to Shadowland and put to the knife--unless Luke Cage and Iron Fist can save him in time! But does the new Power Man even want to be saved? 

32 pages, $3.99.

FANTASTIC FOUR #584

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Penciled by STEVE EPTING Cover by ALAN DAVIS Vampire Variant by DAVID YARDIN

It's the return of Galactus, a trip to Nu-World, the Old Kings of Atlantis and Namor, the all-new Yancy Street Gang, and the day the Thing becomes human again. Join Jonathan Hickman and superstar artist Steve Epting in THREE, part 2: 'Congratulations, Mr. Grimm...You're Human Again.''

32 pages, $2.99.

HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #5

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

This is it, the climactic battle you've been waiting for!  They've been pushed, beaten, and nearly killed--now Hawkeye & Mockingbird face off against their personal arch-nemesis, Crossfire and the all-new Phantom Rider, in no-holds barred combat!  Plus: a shock ending that affects...everything! Join the action, drama, romance and thrills and find out why ComicBookResources.com says it "keeps up the high standard already set by Avengers and Secret Avengers...This series deserves a long and entertaining run."

32 pages, $2.99.

I AM AN AVENGER #2

Written by GREG RUCKA, SEAN McKEEVER, PAUL TOBIN & more! Penciled by MIKE MAYHEW & more! Cover by GREG LAND

32 pages, $2.99. The star-studded Avengers anthology continues as Rucka makes his return to mighty Marvel with a tale of the star-spangled Avenger Steve Rogers! Honoring the fallen of the Siege of Asgard, the former Captain America will never let them be forgotten! When two separate nights out on the town result in ex-Avengers (and ex-soulmates) Firestar and Justice bumping into each other, the truly unexpected happens! Plus, with so many different (and hungry!) Avengers converging in New York, what's on the day's menu for Jarvis?

32 pages, $3.99.

HULK #26

Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by GABRIEL HARDMAN Cover by ED MCGUINNESS Vampire Variant by SALVA ESPI

32 pages, $2.99. It's god versus Hulk as MODOK's apocalyptic SCORCHED EARTH protocol continues, because one doomsday is never enough! To save the world, Red Hulk needs the mightiest Avenger, and THOR has just the right tool for the job – the matchless MJOLNIR! But when the God of Thunder's hammer drops, how much of Thor's wrath will fall on Red Hulk himself?

32 pages, $2.99. 40 pages, $#.99.

INCREDIBLE HULKS #614-615

Written by GREG PAK Penciled by BARRY KITSON Covers by CARLO PAGULAYAN Issue #614 Vampire Variant by SALVADOR ESPIN DARK SON parts 3 & 4

As the Hulk's long-lost son Hiro-Kala rockets towards us across the solar system, Steve Rogers and the Secret Avengers face a much more immediate threat -- three tons of Incredible Hulks cutting loose right here on Planet Earth!  Forced to choose between his son and his planet, whose side will the Hulk take?  And how will that affect his fragile bonds with his savage son Skaar and his even more savage wife, the Red She-Hulk?  No one can save you like your family.  But no one can drive you crazier.  And when you're talking about a family of Hulks, it's that second part that makes the whole world tremble in fear. PLUS: the first two installments of the S.M.A.S.H. FILES, secret stories of the Incredible Hulks!

40 pages, $3.99.

INCREDIBLE HULKS: ENIGMA FORCE #2

Written by SCOTT REED Penciled by MIGUEL MUNERA Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN

THE ENIGMA FORCE are not the heroes we thought they were. Trapped on the planet conquered by THE INCREDIBLE HULK'S DARK SON, HIRO-KALA, these re-united protectors of THE MICROVERSE find themselves outgunned, out of their element...and out of their minds! Commander Rann's dark, secret past is unleashed in a battle that could re-spark an ancient war, changing Rann from the hero of the Microverse...into the executioner of Jarella's World!  ACT II of "INCREDIBLE HULKS: ENIGMA FORCE"

32 pages, $3.99.

INVADERS NOW! #2

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & ALEX ROSS Penciled by CAIO REISS Cover by ALEX ROSS Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA SR.

Journey back to the darkest days of World War II, and witness the horrible events that took place on the worst day of the Invaders' career...when the legendary heroes committed a deed so terrible its repercussions threaten us all in the present!  Plus: Learn the never-before-told circumstances behind Arnim Zola gaining his freakish artificial body!  All this, and the return of the Invaders' worst enemies! 

32 pages, $3.99.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #31

Written by MATT FRACTION Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA Vampire Variant by SALVADOR LARROCA

The Seattle Tech Expo opens and Stark Resilient unveils their masterpiece to the world...and all hell breaks loose. The explosions don't stop until our double-sized finale to STARK RESILIENT! Buckle your seat belts -- it's going to be an explodey night.

32 pages, $2.99.

IRON MAN BY DESIGN

Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS Cover by GERALD PAREL

Take a trip through the workshop of several imaginary Tony Starks as you feast your eyes on a mind-bending array of Iron Man armors built from some very far out disciplines – steampunk, Spaghetti Westerns and World War II-era aeronautics, to name just a few! This special one-shot collects all 26 covers, with commentary from the creators themselves – including top Marvel cover artists Marko Djurdjevic, Skottie Young, Adi Granov and Mike Perkins; acclaimed animators Ronnie del Carmen (Finding Nemo, Up, WALL-E), Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack) and Bill Presing (Rex Steele: Nazi Smasher, Up, Ratatouille); indie illustrators Christian Nauck, John Tyler Christopher and Frederic Genet; and album cover artist Alan Aldridge (Elton John, Rolling Stones). It's an explosion of creativity by some of the art world's most brilliant artists on one of Marvel's most innovative characters!

40 pages, $3.99.

IRON MAN LEGACY #7

Written by FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by STEVE KURTH Cover by JUAN DOE

"INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION" continues! The now-destitute TONY STARK begins his climb back to the top of the financial heap by bringing hope to Los Angeles' impoverished Imperio neighborhood, but THE PRIDE, secret masters of LA, just as desperately want to keep the people in chains. So they've hired the SERPENT SOCIETY to kill Tony Stark at any cost, and it's a duel to the death between SIDEWINDER and his squad of snaked-themed super villains!  

32 pages, $2.99.

IRON MAN: TITANIUM! #1

Written by ADAM WARREN, MARK HAVEN BRITT, MATTEO CASALI, & TIM FISH Pencils by SALVA ESPIN, NUNO ALVES, STEVE KURTH, & FILIPE ANDRADE Cover by DAVID YARDIN

Presenting four all-new titanic tales of the Golden Avenger! Fan-faves Adam Warren and Salva Espin bring the Titanium Man out of retirement...but is Tony Stark ready for the shocking upgrade a pint-sized hacker's given his old foe? PLUS! Pepper Potts gets put through the wringer with a literally killer commute! Can Tony and Maria Hill stop fighting each other long enough to stop Ultimo from trashing Arizona?! And will Tony's college reunion turn into a free-for-all when a spiteful classmate hijacks his armor?

64 pages, $4.99.

KLAWS OF THE PANTHER #1 & 2

Written by JONATHAN MABERRY Pencilled by GIANLUCA GUGLIOTTA Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO Variant Cover by STEPHANIE HANS

Klaw, Master of Sound, is no more dead than he is human. The killer composed of living sound is back with a new and deadly plan that will spill blood from the Savage Land to the streets of New York. Shuri, the new Black Panther, has already tried (and failed) to stop this monster –a defeat that owed as much to her own reckless rage than it does to Klaw's power. So, Shuri turns to the person who knows more about battling inner rage than anyone.

32 pages, $3.99.

MARVEL HOLIDAY MAGAZINE

Cover by RYAN STEGMAN

It's the holiday season done the Merry Marvel way in this Santa-sized spectacular! Celebrate everyone's favorite time of year with everyone's favorite super heroes dashing through loads of exciting holiday-themed adventures! The Avengers and the Fantastic Four take on the terror of Santa Doom! Deadpool and the GLA bring their own brand of insanity to this very special time of year, and the Marvel Divas make an unforgettable Yule-tide appearance! Plus, the NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN X-MEN X-MAS! And much more!

104 pages, $9.99.

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z UPDATE #4

Written by VARIOUS Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY

The mission to catalog the entire Marvel Multiverse (and beyond!) continues! Includes 64 pages of all-new profiles of many of Marvel's finest characters, covering every corner of the MU! The World War II-era Red Guardian! Longtime supporting-cast members Wong and Sister Maggie! Alien races Sidri, Nuwali and Golgotha! The Negative Zone's Prison 42! Mutant-menacing Mister M, Sentinel Squad O*N*E and Tryp! The all-powerful Star Brand! Marvel UK's Black Axe! And, from the pages of the THANOS IMPERATIVE: Guardians of the Galaxy! Featuring brand-new art for dozens of characters, drawn by Gus Vazquez!

64 pages, $3.99;

S.H.I.E.L.D. #4

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

"THE MADNESS, THE STAR CHILD AND THE CELESTIAL MADONNA" The hottest book of 2010 continues! The world is still shaking from the revelations of #3 and there are more where those came from. IN THIS ISSUE- The true history of Nostradamus, the defeat of a Celestial at the hands of a mortal man and HOW THE WORLD ENDS! Oh, and Hickman and Weaver have also created the most troubling idea ever--THE FOETUS OF GOD!

32 pages, $2.99.

SECRET WARRIORS #21

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Penciled by MIRKO COLAK Cover by JIM CHEUNG

In "Night" part two, predestined events come to pass as chaos reigns in the world of Nick Fury and his Secret Warriors! Join us as all the pieces begin to fall into place and we get one month closer to the concluding story arc of Secret Warriors.

32 pages, $2.99.

TASKMASTER #2

Written by FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by JEFTE PALO Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA

Everyone's favorite anti-hero continues the quest for his secret origin (so secret he himself doesn't even know it) to drug war-torn Mexico, where even the billion-dollar bounty hunters of The Org, the mysterious super villain underground, fear to tread. But instead, he discovers an even more formidable threat: the newest murderous Marvel sensation, the bad guy you'll be talking about for years, or possibly minutes. Are you prepared for the senses-shattering debut of...THE DON OF THE DEAD? (Hint: No. You're not.)

32 pages, $3.99.

SUPER HERO SQUAD #10

Written by Todd Dezago Pencils by Leonel Castellani & Marcelo Dichiara Cover by Leonel Castellani

It's a spooky party down Memory Lane when the SQUADDIES Costume Up as the Classic Marvel Monsters; Werewolf by Night, Tomb of Dracula, The Living Mummy, and more! But their party plans go awry when a mysterious macabre menace shows up! Who could it be...? Aw, you'll get it when I tell you the title of the story. It's "Whomsoever Knows Fear...! (There! Ya happy?) Oh, plus, there's a Halloween Party at the Baxter Building! C'mon...you're all invited!

32 pages, $2.99.

SPIDER-MAN #7

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

Kitty Pryde and Wolverine are in town...and it's time for a game of...tag? Well, what better way for Spider-Man to test his recovery from his recent injuries? It sure beats shopping for clothes with Kitty and Chat, or arguing with Gwen about her romantic entanglements, or...worst of all, fighting for his life against a group of Sentinels gone mad, one of which is focused on the ultimate destruction of Spider-Man's very own girlfriend!

32 pages, $2.99.

SUPER HEROES #7

Written by PAUL TOBIN Penciled by SCOTT KOBLISH Cover by CLAYTON HENRY

It's action far beneath the ocean's waves, when the White Spider takes Iron Man hostage, and the Black Widow is forced to trespass into Prince Namor's domain in a desperate bid to save Tony Stark's life! And just who is the Sub-Mariner's very unexpected prisoner?

32 pages, $2.99.

STEVE ROGERS: SUPER-SOLDIER #4

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

It's the conclusion of the hardest-hitting Steve Rogers story in years! With the Super Soldier Serum about to be sold on the black market, Steve Rogers must risk all to stop every terrorist nation on earth from creating armies of their own supermen.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE THANOS IMPERATIVE #5

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

Thanos lives, but now Lord Mar-Vell moves in for the kill! The Undying Lord of the Cancerverse has underestimated the tenacity and fury of his adversary, but no longer! The Mad Titan is outnumbered and outgunned by the Cancerverse forces, and his unlikely allies--Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and the other brave misfits--find themselves making a last stand to save the galaxy's #1 villain! 

32 pages, $3.99.

THOR #616

Written by MATT FRACTION Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY Vampire Variant by RYAN STEGMAN

What kind of hell is coming for Asgard? What does Asgard's presence on earth mean? Only one man knows for sure and he can't get anyone to take him seriously. The reconstruction of his fallen city are first and foremost in the God of Thunder's mind as an evil more terrifying than even he could imagine comes roaring down the World Tree. The Dark Gods are coming for Asgard. Here is blood! Here is thunder! HERE IS THE MIGHTY THOR!

32 pages, $3.99.

THOR THE MIGHTY AVENGER #5

Written by ROGER LANGRIDGE Pencils & Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE

The epic series by Mega-Talents ROGER LANGRIDGE and CHRIS SAMNEE continues! Thor tests his might against the strange and powerful (and slightly blue) SUB-MARINER. The God of Thunder vs. King of the Seven Seas, and YOU'VE got the front-row seat!

32 pages, $2.99.

THOR: FIRST THUNDER #2

Written by BRYAN J.L. GLASS Penciled by TAN ENG HUAT Cover by JAY ANACLETO

Thor's first year on Earth continues as the public gets its first view of the God of Thunder, and also experiences the horrors wrought by the terrible trickster Loki! For centuries, the God of Mischief endured righteous punishment for his many crimes, and yet blamed his hated half-brother for his own torment. Learning of the Odinson's awakening, the God of Lies engineers his escape, to wreak havoc and nightmare upon those whom Dr. Donald Blake loves! Meanwhile, when Heimdall attempts to block an angry Thor from regaining entry to Asgard, we discover if his sword is a match for the power of the mighty hammer Mjolnir!

32 pages, $3.99.

THOR: FOR ASGARD #3

Written by ROB RODI Pencils & Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

The epic adventure continues, with the god of thunder as you've never seen him before! As endless winter rages, the Asgardian court dissolves into bitter factions, and a shocking death prompts Thor to depart his troubled capitol at its moment of greatest peril. Plus: an electrifying revelation about Odin! You'll never look at the All-Father the same way again!

32 pages, $3.99.

LOKI #1

Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA Art & Cover by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA

The true origin of Thor's archenemy and Marvel's most unpredictable villain! He is the lie-smith; he is the shape-changer; he is the fire that burns. The God of Mischief and Trickery, Loki. Meet the mirthful, beloved young man that made all the Asgardians laugh...until the first time he killed. Discover the gnarled roots of his twisted, unrelenting hatred of the Asgardians. And learn the chilling truth of why he'll never be stopped...

40 pages, $3.99.

YOUNG ALLIES #5

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

The heroes' final battle against not only the Bastards of Evil, but the shocking surprise threat BEHIND the Bastards! Will the outcome bring these young allies together--or will it push them further apart? The answer isn't as obvious as you might think!

32 pages, $2.99.

TOMB OF TERROR #1

Written by JOE R. LANSDALE, ROB WILLIAMS, JOE PRUETT & PAUL HORNSCHEMEIER Penciled by MARK TEXIERA, JORDAN RASKIN, PABLO PEPPINO & MORE Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

Marvel's most terrifying monsters star in four tales of harrowing horror! Jack Russell, the Werewolf by Night stalks a killer werewolf in the mountains while searching for a cure that will end his curse. The mal-formed Man-Thing, temporarily in possession of his mind, attempts to save a man from certain death at the hands of racist hunters. And Son of Satan battles a possessed child killer along with the murderous voices in his head. 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, black and white, $3.99.

WOLVERINE #2

Written by JASON AARON Penciled by RENATO GUEDES Cover by JAE LEE Variant Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS Vampire Variant by MIKE MAYHEW

Imagine everyone Logan has ever killed over the course of his very long life, all confined to one place, all itching to get their shot at revenge.  Now witness the devil give them just what they want.  It's Logan versus the legion of the damned, including some very familiar faces.  And with Logan's demonically-possessed body still running amuck on earth, the body count can only grow.  Who could possibly stand in his way?  Maybe... Mystique?

40 pages, $3.99.

DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE #2

Written by MARJORIE LIU & DANIEL WAY Pencils and Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI Vampire Variant by MIKE MAYHEW

Did you really think that Daken wouldn't be involved in sending Wolverine's soul to Hell? Now that his Did you really think that Daken wouldn't be involved in sending Wolverine's soul to Hell? Now that his father is out of the way, Daken is free to do whatever he wants. And what does he want? EVERYTHING.

32 pages, $2.99.

X-23 #2

Written by MARJORIE LIU Penciled by WILL CONRAD Cover by DANNI SHINYA LUO Vampire Variant by MIKE MAYHEW

X-23 has never been a normal teenager, but with a demonic Wolverine on the loose, her dreams of becoming that normal teen seem less possible than ever.  When the images this imposter Wolverine has been filling her head with become real, who can she turn to? And where is the real Wolverine in all of this? Find out as the series you've been waiting for continues!

32 pages, $2.99.

X-MEN #4

Written by VICTOR GISCHLER Penciled by PACO MEDINA Cover by ADI GRANOV Variant Cover by PACO MEDINA Vampire Variant by TBA

"CURSE OF THE MUTANTS," PART 4 With thousands of vampires poised to attack Utopia, just waiting for the word from their leader, Xarus, the X-Men's best hope for survival just might lie in a most unlikely new ally: the newly resurrected Dracula, who has more than a bone to pick with his traitorous son.  But the problem cuts even deeper: The X-Men have lost one of their greatest warriors, fallen victim to a vampire bite.  Brace yourself for Vampire Wolverine!

32 pages, $3.99.

NAMOR: THE FIRST MUTANT #3

Written by STUART MOORE Penciled by ARIEL OLIVETTI Cover by JAE LEE

Continuing "ROYAL BLOOD," the epic storyline that propels Marvel's Avenging Son into a new world of horror! Namor takes the Curse of the Mutants deep undersea as he leads a fierce assault on the underwater vampires' eerie stronghold, far below the ocean floor. But as the First Mutant fights for his life, a dark secret from the past threatens Atlantis!

32 pages, $2.99.

X-MEN: CURSE OF THE MUTANTS – X-MEN VS. VAMPIRES #2

Written by VARIOUS Penciled by VARIOUS Cover by NICK BRADSHAW

We could tell one volume of heart-pounding vampire thrills weren't enough for you, and that's why we're giving you four all new-stories to sink your teeth into! Your favorite mutants take on that which goes bump in the night in ways you never could have imagined!  PLUS the conclusion to the classic Claremont and Sienkiewicz thriller, NIGHT SCREAMS, from Uncanny X-Men #159. The way you look at the X-Men will never be the same!

48 pages, $3.99.

UNCANNY X-MEN #529

Written by MATT FRACTION Penciled by WHILCE PORTACIO Cover by TERRY DODSON Vampire Variant by MIKE MAYHEW

"THE FIVE LIGHTS" If "Light #4" registered in Kiev, Ukraine, then why the heck isn't he there? The X-Men race to find the latest of the new mutant activations while things come to a head between Emma Frost and her prisoner Sebastian Shaw! Part 4 (of Four)

40 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN LEGACY #241

Written by MIKE CAREY Penciled by CLAY MANN Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU Vampire Variant by MIKE MAYHEW

"COLLISION" CONCLUSION! It all comes down to this. Rogue. Magneto. Indra. Anole. Loa. Five mutants stand between Mumbai and its utter destruction at the hands of the Children of the Vault. Will five X-Men be enough to save a city? Maybe. But one thing's for sure: Victory won't come without sacrifice.

32 pages, $2.99.

X-FACTOR #210

Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO Cover by DAVID YARDIN

Wolfsbane returns to the team traumatized by her time with X-Force only to be slapped in the face by ex-boyfriend Rictor's new relationship with Shatterstar. Can Rictor repair the damage and ease her mind? And what exactly is the nature of the child growing inside her? Meanwhile, with the rest of the team in Las Vegas, Monet is visited by a war veteran with a terrifying secret...

32 pages, $2.99.

NEW MUTANTS #18

Written by ZEB WELLS Penciled by LEONARD KIRK Cover by DAVE WILKINS

"FALL OF THE NEW MUTANTS" If there are "No More Mutants" who are the mysterious folks who are ripping the New Mutants apart? All we know is they're part of Project Purgatory and far more deadly than anything the New Mutants have had to face before. "Fall," Part 4 (of 5).

32 pages, $2.99.

NEW MUTANTS FOREVER #3

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Pencils and Cover by AL RIO Variant Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ

It's New Mutant against New Mutant as the young heroes come face-to-face with their missing friends only to find them turned to the side of the sinister Red Skull! Could Doug and Amara really have joined the Fourth Reich? And can their fellow students really say that working with the Black Queen, Selene, is any better? Mutant mastermind Chris Claremont joins with stellar art team Al Rio and Bob McLeod to continue the lives of the X-Men's young counterparts!

32 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN FOREVER 2 #9 & #10

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Penciled by MIKE GRELL Covers by TOM GRUMMETT TURNING JAPANESE! Ever since she got a claw of her own, Kitty Pryde's been feeling ...not herself. To put it mildly. And after barely surviving an encounter with the Marauders' secret weapon, the young X-Man feels a strange, inexplicable pull towards the land of the rising sun. Of course, it can't be a coincidence that said secret weapon is also stalking the streets of Tokyo, right?  It's gonna take more than just one claw for Kitty to make it through round two!!

32 pages, $3.99.

STRANGE TALES VOL. II #1

Written by RAFAEL GRAMPA, KATE BEATON, FRANK SANTORO, DASH SHAW, SHANNON WHEELER, JILLIAN TAMAKI, JEFF LEMIRE, KEVIN HUIZENGA, JHONEN VASQUEZ, GENE YANG, NICK GUREWITCH Penciled by RAFAEL GRAMPA, KATE BEATON, FRANK SANTORO, DASH SHAW, SHANNON WHEELER, JILLIAN TAMAKI, JEFFLEMIRE, KEVIN HUIZENGA, JHONEN VASQUEZ, GENE YANG, NICK GUREWITCH Cover by RAFAEL GRAMPA

Marvel's indie anthology returns! The best, most exciting cartoonists working today re-imagine Marvel's greatest characters in three giant-sized issues! And with no ads!

48 pages, $4.99.

DEADPOOLMAX #1

Written by DAVE LAPHAM Pencils & Cover by KYLE BAKER

"HEADS UP" When the world has a problem that's bigger than any government, special ops team, or C.I.A. smart bomb can solve, they call in the one man crazy enough to solve it: Deadpool.  Possibly unkillable mercenary, definite weapons expert and swordsman, hopeless romantic, nutjob.  It's that last part that presents a small problem and that's where Agent Bob steps in.  Bob's sole charge in life is to point Deadpool at the problem and pull the trigger -- not any easy task when your agent is a dime short of a dollar and three cards shy of a full deck, and even harder when you've gone deep cover in the impenetrable fortress of Hammerhead, the Grand Don of the most powerful criminal organization in the world, and your unkillable super agent is head over heels for a busty French maid baker named Inga...well, you begin to see the inherent problems of the job.  But no one can take it like Bob, no one can dish it like Deadpool, and no one can show you every last detail if it like MAX!  You may think you know Deadpool ...you have no idea.

32 pages, $3.99.

PUNISHER MAX: TINY UGLY WORLD #1

Written by DAVE LAPHAM Penciled by DALIBOR TALAJIC Cover by TIM BRADSTREET

When Bobby Boorstein drags the bullet-riddled-but-still-breathing body of a mobster back to his apartment, he finds himself poised at the verge of greatness.  Mommy always taught Bobby it's the little things in life that count -- like the tiny, ugly things he keeps stored in the mason jars on his shelf – but now he finally understands the true meaning of what she said.  Bobby's got plenty of empty jars to fill and he's finally ready to do it.  But first, he's going to need a little thing from Frank Castle – whether he likes it or not.

40 pages, $4.99.

PUNISHERMAX #11

Written by JASON AARON Penciled by STEVE DILLON Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

"FRANK," PART ONE Last issue's final confrontation with Bullseye left Frank Castle wounded and reeling in more ways than one.  Now confined to a prison hospital bed, Frank must begin the long painful process of healing, not just for his broken body, but his horribly-scarred soul as well.  To do that, he'll have to face the darkest secret of his past, one he'd hoped would stay buried forever.

32 pages, $3.99.

KICK-ASS 2: BALLS TO THE WALL #2

Written by MARK MILLAR PencilS & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

When Dave Lizewski put on his mask and became Kick-Ass, he never imagined things would go this far. Now Dave comes face-to-face with a world he helped bring about, as his dreams of a world of superheroes come true...but will those dreams turn to nightmares? Plus: Hit-Girl!

32 pages, $2.99.

CASANOVA #4

Written by MATT FRACTION Art by GABRIEL BÁ & FÁBIO MOON Cover by GABRIEL BÁ

The psychedelically psychotic and psychotically psychedelic end of LUXURIA is here: since Casanova upgraded his consciousness he's a brave new man trapped in a brave new world. And now he's going to do something about it. What is the secret of the missile silos of Sakhalin? Who are the Three Brides of Kato Best and what are they doing in the head of that giant robot? Do you love comics as much as we do?

40 pages, $3.99.

SUPERIOR #1

Written by MARK MILLAR Pencils and Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

Ollie Janson had it all going for him--plenty of friends at school, good looks, and his coach called him one of the most talented basketball players he's ever seen. But that was when he could still move his legs. Now he's living with multiple sclerosis, missing all the little things he used to take for granted, and escaping into the world of movies and comics with his best friend. Then... SUPERIOR entered his life.

32 pages, $2.99.

INCOGNITO: BAD INFLUENCES #2

Written by ED BRUBAKER Pencils and Cover by SEAN PHILLIPS

What if you were a bad guy gone good, struggling with the new world around you? And what if your new bosses forced you to go right into the corrupt and gritty world you just clawed your way out of? Tempations and old enemies collide in the second issue of the smash hit INCOGNITO sequel. And featuring the popular back pages features Brubaker and Phillips work has become known for, with another essay from Jess Nevins, the professor of Pulp history. Only found in the printed single issues!

32 pages, $3.50.



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