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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011

MARVEL COMICS FOR MAY

FEAR ITSELF #2

Written by MATT FRACTION Penciled by STUART IMMONEN Cover by STEVE McNIVEN Variant Cover by STUART IMMONEN Variant Cover by STEVE McNIVEN

The Mighty Thor--imprisoned by his own father! As Odin and the Asgardians leave the Earth to fend for itself against the God of Fear, the Avengers and the world's remaining heroes battle the unstoppable tide of terror! And then -- the Serpent's Hammers fall! Who are the Worthy? Who shall rise up and join the Serpent as living avatars of his evil? And how can the Avengers respond...to fear itself?

32 pages, $3.99.

FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT #2

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE, PETER MILLIGAN, HOWARD CHAYKIN & MORE! Penciled by MIKE MAYHEW, ELIA BONETTI, HOWARD CHAYKIN & MORE! Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

As the effects of The Serpent spread among the populace, Speedball is in the most hostile territory imaginable...Stamford, Connecticut, whose people blame him for six hundred deaths. And it's about to get worse, as he must go up against one of the Serpent's elite vanguard alone! Jimmy Woo's journey to uncover an international conspiracy takes him and the Agents of Atlas to Europe and a descent into universal intrigue where if the voyage doesn't kill them, what they find there will! More explosive and heart-wrenching tales from across the globe as the entire Marvel Universe quakes from Fear Itself!

40 pages, $3.99.

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #623

Written by KIERON GILLEN Penciled by DOUG BRAITHWAITE Cover by STEPHANIE HANS X-Men Evolutions Variant by LARRY STROMAN

FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN Loki, the great betrayer, the great destroyer has returned! But in all the nine realms there is no one who trusts him. Sadly, when he's the first to discover the dread secret behind FEAR ITSELF and issues forth a call to arms, none will heed his call. Thrill to the latest JIM installment as the younthened Trickster God makes his devious move for power and control!

32 pages, $2.99.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #504

Written by MATT FRACTION Art and Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA Cover by DAVID YARDIN X-Men Evolutions Variant by BRANDON PETERSON

FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN FEAR ITSELF reaches its hand deep into the heart of the City of Lights! Iron Man races to Paris, France, to encounter one of "The Worthy" waiting there for him. How will the ultimate man of science react to a city turned to stone? And if that weren't bad enough, the world is going mad as the avatars of the Serpent start their rampages. How resilient is Resilient? How strong is iron?

32 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS #13

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO Cover by ALAN DAVIS X-Men Evolutions Variant by PAUL RENAUD

FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN The God of Fear has come to Earth and the only thing standing between it and world domination are Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Can the Avengers stand against an evil older than time itself? Or will even the strongest heroes on the planet fall? Prepare to face Fear Itself! Plus: another chapter in the oral history of the Avengers!

32 pages, $3.99.

SECRET AVENGERS #13

Written by NICK SPENCER Penciled by SCOT EATON Cover by ADI GRANOV X-Men Evolutions Variant by TBA

FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN Armies are mounting against the Avengers on every side, and even the Gods have turned their backs on Earth. With humanity facing it's gravest threat yet, Steve Rogers and his Secret Avengers will make some hard choices about what's just in times of war. And even as they do, a new danger of a different kind emerges-- one that confronts them not in the name of evil or fear, but freedom and liberty.

32 pages, $3.99.

FEAR ITSELF: SPIDER-MAN #1

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST Penciled by MIKE MCKONE Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN SPIDER-MAN IS ROCKED BY THE EVENT OF THE YEAR! Manhattan is gripped in violent panic. Peter Parker has not slept in days. Abandoning his friends and family, Spider-Man cannot...WILL not... stop if there are people to be saved. But as the opening salvos of Fear Itself take their violent toll, will Spidey have what it takes to fight his own doubts? Find out here!

32 pages, $2.99.

FEAR ITSELF: YOUTH IN REVOLT #1

Written by SEAN MCKEEVER Penciled by MIKE NORTON Cover by GUISEPPE CAMUNCOLI

FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN With a growing sense of uncertainty and despair gripping the nation--and the world--the remnants of the Initiative program are sworn in as federal agents charged with keeping the peace. Their ensuing actions, however, threaten to plunge America's young heroes into civil war! Featuring AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE stars THOR GIRL, ULTRAGIRL, CLOUD 9, KOMDO and HARDBALL--plus FIRESTAR, GRAVITY and some very cool surprises--YOUTH IN REVOLT brings the horror of FEAR ITSELF to the doorstep of a generation!

32 pages, $2.99.

IRON MAN 2.0 #5

Written by NICK SPENCER Art by ARIEL OLIVETTI Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN One of the major villains of FEAR ITSELF shows up to claim his power and wreak havoc right in the pages of 2.0. Rhodey must join forces with Danny Rand, the Immortal Iron Fist, and the Immortal Weapons if he hopes to win the day!

32 pages, $2.99.

HERC #3

Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE Pencils by NEIL EDWARDS Cover by CHRIS STEVENS X-Men Evolutions Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN FEAR ITSELF has made its way to Hercules' home turf! Stripped of his powers, Herc must change everything he knows about being a hero to win the day. But against an army of monsters and super villains, what chance does a mere mortal have? Find out when Herc shows the world the true measure of a superhero in Herc #3!

32 pages, $2.99.

ORSON SCOTT CARD'S SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD #5

Written by AARON JOHNSTON Penciled by POP MAHN Cover by GUISEPPE CAMUNCOLI

The shocking conclusion to the science-fiction classic! The Descolada virus is the most lethal threat to the Hundred Worlds. And everyone on planet Lusitania is a carrier -- including Ender. To save the planet from annihilation, Ender and Jane must rebel against Starways Congress and break inter-galactic law. Can Ender uncover the deepest secrets of the mysterious alien pequeninos? And can he keep his promise to the Hive Queen and finally set her free? It all comes to a head here!

32 pages, $3.99.

FORMIC WARS: BURNING EARTH #5

Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD & AARON JOHNSTON Penciled by GIANCARLO CARACUZZO Cover by BILLY TAN

China is burning. Mazer Rackham is badly wounded. And everyone in his unit is dead. In the desperate struggle against the formics, humans are losing. Big time. Now, trapped in alien-occupied territory without his weapons or companions to help him, Mazer is in a do-or-die fight for his life. Will he flee to safer ground or start a one-man war against an insurmountable alien force? Answer: It's Mazer Rackham. Nuff said. The exciting prequel to the Ender's Game saga continues, from bestselling author Orson Scott Card.

32 pages, $3.99.

SIGIL #3

Written by MIKE CAREY Penciled by LEONARD KIRK Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

Two ships, the El Cazador and the Red Harvest, are neck and neck racing for the same prize: a buried treasure that could be a millennia-old secret weapon. Samantha Rey knows the way, but October is able to guess her every move - and the Red Harvest doesn't have to stop when it runs out of ocean...

32 pages, $2.99.

RUSE #3

Written by MARK WAID Penciled by MIRCO PIERFEDERICI Cover by BUTCH GUICE

The City of Partington teeters on the brink of collapse when a deadly string of gambits leaves Simon and Emma at their wit's end. And they're the wittiest crime solving duo of the 19th century. The games are afoot as Emma and Simon scramble for clues as to who is behind this conspiracy of chaos--but they're coming up empty!

32 pages, $2.99.

OZMA OF OZ #6

Written by ERIC SHANOWER Pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG

When Ozma asks the Nome King to release the Royal Family of Ev, he proposes a guessing game that seems easy enough to win. Ozma and her followers agree to play. But as the Oz people begin to disappear, Dorothy realizes that the Nome King has stacked the deck against them. She and her friends have little hope of escaping the Nome King's sinister underground palace. Loved by both critics and fans, Ozma of Oz triumphs as another wonderful Frank L. Baum adaptation!

32 pages, $3.99.

EMMA #3

Written by Nancy Butler Art & Cover by Janet Lee

After a slight matchmaking blunder, Emma has vowed that Harriet will be her final social project! But with Frank Churchill arriving and Mr. Knightly showing interest in Jane, can Emma really keep herself from meddling? Award-winning author Nancy Butler and acclaimed illustrator Janet K. Lee bring Jane Austen's classic to graphic life!

32 pages, $3.99.

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

Written by Laurell K. Hamilton & Jess Booth Pencils by Ron Lim Cover by Brett Booth

A new series of vampire attacks have kept Anita's hands full. This time, it seems that this is the work of a pack of vampires instead of a lone predator – and they've been after Anita for the name of the Master of the City, but she won't give up Jean-Claude. But will protecting Jean-Claude cost her something more dear?

32 pages, $3.99.

THE STAND: NO MAN'S LAND #5

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

After the horrific fruition of Harold and Nadine's plans last issue, everything in the Free Zone hangs in the balance. Newly returned from the wilderness, Mother Abagail clings to life, just barely, prompting city-wide fear and unrest. Meanwhile, the surviving members of the Committee keep vigil by her bedside, unprepared for her latest revelation: That the time has come for the forces of good to make a stand against Flagg's armies of darkness in the west... The stage is set, the die is cast, and it's time to choose sides, as this shattering arc concludes!

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS VS. NEW ULTIMATES #4

Written by MARK MILLAR Pencils by LEINIL YU with STEPHEN SEGOVIA Cover by LEINIL YU Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH

THE ULTIMATE EVENT OF THE DECADE! It's super hero versus super hero in this epic battle that pits former allies against each other. When heroes power up there's bound to be some serious damage and what happens here has lifelong consequences!  Get geared up as the Ultimate U is on a collision course and will never be the same! Superstar team-up of Mark Millar and Leinil Yu tell an explosive tale on their final Ultimate run!

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #158

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by MARK BAGLEY Variant Cover by STEVE McNIVEN

The Sinister Six are determined to bury Spider-Man for good, and if Spider-Man can't find Aunt May or Mary Jane, they could be going with him. "Death of Spider-Man" continues, and the real question is, will ANYONE survive?

32 pages, $3.99.

HALO: FALL OF REACH - COVENANT #2

Written by BRIAN REED Pencils & Cover by FELIX RUIZ

After being nearly destroyed in an attack by a Covenant craft, the UNSC frigate Commonwealth is in bad shape. Before the Covenant ship can return for a second attack, the Spartans set out to overtake it. And, with the new Mjolnir armor -- the single most cutting-edge piece of technology developed since the Spartans themselves -- they're a force to be reckoned with. But the Covenant is still an unknown quantity, and it may take more than the Sparatns' new armor to stop them.

32 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS ACADEMY GIANT-SIZE #1

Written by PAUL TOBIN Penciled by DAVID BALDEON Cover by ED McGUINNESS Variant Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE

Guest-starring The Young Allies! The traps are set and the dice are rolled as the vibrantly villainous Arcade decides to rebuild his tarnished reputation...by setting his sights on the "easy pickin's" of the Avengers Academy and the Young Allies! But when one of his teenage victims escapes, is it a setback for Arcade, or all part of a master plan to turn the entirety of New York into... Murderworld?

80 pages, $7.99.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #13 & #14

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE Penciled by SEAN CHEN & TOM RANEY Covers by BILLY TAN Issue #13 Thor Hollywood Variant Cover by TBA

It's Super Hero Prom and the Sinister Six in two big issues of the comic iFanboy named the "Best New Book of 2010"! First the Academy hosts a dance like none you've ever seen, guest starring the Young Allies, former members of the Initiative...and featuring smack downs and smooch downs! Then the trainees get a crash course in big-time villainy as they take on Spider-Man's greatest foes, the Sinister Six, in a story that will have major ramifications when FEAR ITSELF hits next month!

32 pages, $2.99.

NEW AVENGERS #12

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by MIKE DEODATO & HOWARD CHAYKIN Cover by MIKE DEODATO X-Men Evolutions Variant by KHOI PHAM

SECRETS!! Who were the first Avengers? That is the question and this chapter will bring you the shocking answer. And how will the first mission of the earliest Avengers affect the survival of one of the most beloved Avengers of the modern day? The Dark Avengers team of Bendis and Deodato reunite and bring Chaykin with them!

40 pages, $3.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #618

Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by BUTCH GUICE Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC X-Men Evolutions Variant by CHRIS STEVENS

CO-FEATURING STEVE ROGERS, SUPER-SOLDIER! Steve Rogers races against time to uncover the international conspiracy that trapped his ex-partner in a web of intrigue and lies. Meanwhile, Bucky Barnes fights for his life in a Russian Gulag. With everybody gunning for Bucky and Steve fighting the clock, is there any hope for either of these two super-soldiersv

40 pages, $3.99.

ASTONISHING CAPTAIN AMERICA #1

Written by ANDY DIGGLE Art & Cover by ADI GRANOV

When a top-secret orbital research station is dragged from the sky by an unknown alien force, army-of-one Steve Rogers finds himself caught between two global superpowers on the brink of war! But how does it involve Volkov, a Russian officer he last crossed paths with during the closing days of World War II, and who disappeared on an ill-fated lunar mission over forty years ago?

32 pages, $3.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: HAIL HYDRA #5

Written by JONATHAN MABERRY Penciled by GRAHAM NOLAN Cover by ADI GRANOV

Captain America has fought the immortality-seeking scientists of Hydra since World War II and has handed them some of their most crushing defeats, and yet has never able to destroy this ancient evil. Now, Hydra stands poised to embrace their dreams of godhood and ultimate power – but not if Commander Steve Rogers, has anything to say about it – and he's brought some friends: Thor, Spider-Man, Wolverine and an army of Avengers! Graham Nolan (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) joins for a weird and wild final chapter of CAPTAIN AMERICA: HAIL HYDRA!

32 pages, $2.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: FIRST VENGEANCE #1 & #2

Written by FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by LUKE ROSS & NEIL EDWARDS

The OFFICIAL comics prequel to the Marvel Studios summer blockbuster begins here! As Captain America, Steve Rogers is the inspiration for millions during the dark days of World War Two -- but where did he get his inspiration from? How did he meet his best friend, "Bucky" Barnes? And what set him on the path to becoming the First Avenger? New York Times bestselling writer Fred Van Lente (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and star artists Luke Ross (CAPTAIN AMERICA) and Neil Edwards (FANTASTIC FOUR) take you on an all-new adventure to the European battlefields before the movie hits theaters! 

32 pages, $2.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA SPOTLIGHT

Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS

Captain America makes his Silver Screen debut in July, but SPOTLIGHT's got the First Avenger covered in May! We'll get you ready for the movie starring Chris Evans with a bounty of features -- including an up-close interview with Edhe man who remade Cap into the comics sensation of the new century! Plus: We'll investigate the Sentinel of Liberty's Ultimate counterpart with Marvel Architect and ULTIMATE CAPTAIN AMERICA writer Jason Aaron, and open up the sketchbook of the one and only Ron Garney! No SPOTLIGHT about Cap would be complete without a look at his time in the Avengers -- but we'll one-up that with an in-depth analysis of the Invaders, as well! And that's only the shield-slinging start in a SPOTLIGHT for the ages!

48 pages, $3.99.

ASTONISHING THOR #4

Written by ROB RODI Pencils & Cover by MIKE CHOI

The Mighty Thor has hurtled to the surface of the living planet Alter Ego in a desperate attempt to stop this sentient world from merging with its counterpart, the equally massive world Ego! Although he faces unimaginable peril on Alter Ego, the thunder god knows that his failure will result in a cosmic catastrophe of such immense proportions that Thor's adopted world, Earth, faces certain destruction. They don't get bigger than this one so don't miss it!

32 pages, $3.99.

THE MIGHTY THOR #2

Written by MATT FRACTION Pencils & Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL X-Men Evolutions Variant by DAVID YARDIN

The Silver Surfer has arrived on Earth with a message: Galactus is coming! Thor is the only one powerful enough to stand against the might of the World Eater but he has been weakened from his journey to the World Tree! Loki and Sif join forces to protect Asgard on Earth, but can they manage without Thor? The secrets of the GALACTUS SEED can not stay buried for long...

32 pages, $3.99.

VENOM #3

Written by RICK REMENDER Pencils by TONY MOORE Cover by MIKE DEODATO X-Men Evolutions Variant by PATRICK ZIRCHER

Flash has lost control of the symbiote! Jack-O'-Lantern and his enigmatic boss are poised to flood the black market with weaponized Antarctic Vibranium! With his military handler's finger on the self-destruct button, can Flash overcome his temper to regain control over Venom and save the world from descending into chaos before he's blown to pieces?

32 pages, $2.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #660

Written by DAN SLOTT Pencils & Cover by STEFANO CASELLI "Parental Supervision Required"

The SINISTER SIX versus SPIDER-MAN and the FF... and by FF, we mean ALL of the Future Foundation! Know what's not a good place for children, even super powered kids? A full-scale battle with the world's deadliest super villains! It's not "Bring Your Kids To Work" Day, not a field trip, and it's definitely not a game! This is a high stakes battle and there's no way it will end well.... You also get part 3 of the death-defying team up of Spider-Man and Ghost Rider by Rob Williams and Lee Garbett. And also this issue...our 2nd in a series of "Infested" preludes leading to this summer's top secret Spidey event! Phew!

40 pages, $3.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #661

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE Penciled by ReIlly Brown Cover by Ed McGuinness X-Men Evolutions Variant by TBA

GUEST STARRING AVENGERS ACADEMY! After his work with the new FF wraps for the week, what can the original teenaged superhero teach the worlds most at risk group of super-powered teens? Find out when Spider-Man substitutes at the Avengers Academy! But it's far from a normal day at school when a field trip is interrupted by a vengeful PSYCHO-MAN armed with hate, doubt and fear! Guest starring the FF, Giant-Man.... and the Malevolent Marvel Monster Mayhem of MONSTEROSO! Plus a "Day in the Life of Spider-Man" by Paul Benjamin and Javier Pulido!

40 pages, $3.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #662

Written by Christos Gage & Dan Slott Penciled by ReIlly Brown Cover by Ed McGuinmess

With dark and desperate emotional weapons at his disposal, Psycho-Man has twisted the kids of Avengers Academy into bloodthirsty villains! Now Spider-Man must do battle with the Academy students in a super-powered showdown that tests Spidey's abilites and the promises he made in the wake of Marla Jameson's death! All of it leading to the surprise return of a classic Spider-Man character next month! (Here's your hint, arachnophiles: THE GOJDW). Plus an Infested prelude by Dan Slott and Emma Rios.

40 pages, $3.99.

SPIDER-MAN: WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY #2

Written by J.M. DEMATTEIS Penciled by MARK BAGLEY & JOHN ROMITA JR. Cover by RON LIM

Cloned years ago by professor Miles Warren, Peter Parker long thought his doppelganger dead. But as the nineties proved, he thought wrong! In this Clone Saga sampler, discover what happened during those missing years to Peter's double, who took the name Ben Reilly! Then, swing into action with these two brothers-in-arms as they get their team-up on to battle the evils of the Jackal (Warren himself!), the Scrier and Judas Traveler. But can even Spider-Man and the Scarlet Spider save Aunt May, who lies at death's door?

96 pages, $3.99.

SPIDEY SUNDAY SPECTACULAR! #1

Written by STAN LEE Pencils & Cover by MARCOS MARTIN

The legendary Stan "The Man" Lee and artist extraordinaire Marcos Martin bring the real world into Spidey's world in this collection of their two-page Spidey Sunday strips, straight from the pages of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! Get ready for a heaping helping of fourth-wall-breaking, web-swinging wonder in the Mighty Marvel Manner!

40 pages, $3.99.

SPIDER-GIRL #7

Written by PAUL TOBIN Penciled by TBA Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

SPIDER-GIRL – REVEALED! Who is Spider-Girl? That's what Raven, a mysterious organization tied to her father's death wants to know! As our web-slinging wonder defends the streets, this organization has been lurking – and watching her, waiting to strike! With a world against her, can Spider-Girl survive?

32 pages, $2.99.

ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN & WOLVERINE #6

Written by JASON AARON Pencils & Cover by ADAM KUBERT WOLVERINE IS THE NEW DARK PHOENIX! We'll let that sink in...

32 pages, $3.99.

HULK #33

Written by JEFF PARKER Pencils and Cover by GABRIEL HARDMAN Variant Cover by ED McGUINNESS X-Men Evolutions Variant by GREG TOCCHINI

Two nightmarish new villains attack Red Hulk at his most vulnerable! After sleepless weeks on edge, Red Hulk is losing it fast. Perfect timing for enemies mounting separate attacks -- and the deadliest comes from a dark horror restored to the world, known as BLACK FOG.  Deadliest until the world-ender called THE OMEGEX arrives!

32 pages, $2.99.

INCREDIBLE HULK #628 & #629

Written by GREG PAK Pencils by TOM GRUMMETT Covers by MARKO DJURDJEVIC (#628) & FRANK CHO (#629)

Spy versus spy meets gamma-powered mayhem as Red She-Hulk (Hulk's estranged wife Betty Banner), partners with a mysterious villain to steal an ancient artifact of unimaginable power. Now it's up to Banner... Bruce Banner, to save the world -- and possibly his marriage. But will Secret Agent Banner be able to keep his domestic affairs from turning into an international Hulk-off? It's a story that will leave you shaken, stirred and SMASHED from "Planet Hulk" writer Greg Pak and superstar penciller Tom Grummet!

32 pages, $2.99.

SKAAR: KING OF THE SAVAGE LAND #3

Written by ROB WILLIAMS Penciled by BRIAN CHING Cover by CHRIS STEVENS

KID COLT RETURNS! Marvel's greatest cowboy hero rides again, this time with the strangest posse of all: Skaar and the freedom fighters of the Savage Land!  Meanwhile, as Skaar unleashes more than one time-tossed hero, the despotic Designer's bloody rule has ignited a civil war, and this jungle isn't big enough for the two of them!

32 pages, $2.99.

SUPER HEROES #14

Written by TODD DEZAGO Penciled by RON LIM

Featuring Spider-Man and Thor! When a horde of trolls freezes time to launch surprise attacks on both Earth and Asgard, the wise-cracking wall-crawler and the god of thunder are the only ones left to stand against the armies of Krillk the Conqueror! It's a battle of epic proportions as Spidey and Thor try to figure out how to defeat the trolls--and restore the flow of time itself! Note: This issue reprints the contents of MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP #4.

32 pages, $2.99.

SPIDER-MAN #14

Written by Paul Tobin Penciled by Matteo Lolli Cover by Patrick Scherberger

Spider-Man takes the wheel in order to solve a huge crime wave of armoured car robberies. But will New York survive his driving, and will HE survive the secret behind the robberies, and the deadly illusions of... Mysterio?

32 pages, $2.99.

MARVEL SUPER STARS MAGAZINE #3

Written by JOE CARAMAGNA, CHRIS ELIOPOULOS & SCOTT GRAY Penciled by CRAIG ROUSSEAU, IG GUARA & ROGER CRUZ Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

Join a rotating cast of your favorite Marvel super heroes under one roof in this giant ongoing magazine featuring all-ages adventures, with a different character spotlight every month! Iron Man makes bold moves and takes on his own creations in IRON MAN & THE ARMOR WARS! Lockjaw and a crew of Marvel's most heroic pets encounter the ultimate threat to our universe in LOCKJAW AND THE PET AVENGERS!. And in UNCANNY X-MEN FIRST CLASS, join Professor Xavier and his new class of students for thrilling adventures featuring Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Colossus, Storm, Banshee, Nightcrawler and Wolverine! Collecting IRON MAN AND THE ARMOR WARS #3, LOCKJAW AND THE PET AVENGERS #3 and UNCANNY X-MEN FIRST CLASS #1-2.

96 pages, $7.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA POSTER BOOK

Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS

72 pages, $5.99.

AVENGERS, THOR & CAPTAIN AMERICA: OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #13

Written by VARIOUS Return with us to the Silver and Golden Ages as the chronicle of the Marvel Universe continues its coverage of the Avengers (from AVENGERS #395) and Captain America (from both 1998's CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 and 1944's CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #39). Watch the Marvel universe's history unfold month by month as we provide synopses for dozens of individual comics, including back-up strips -- introducing the characters, teams, places and equipment that appeared within with vital information about first appearances, where they last showed up and where they appeared next!

64 pages, $3.99.

FF #3 & #4

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Penciled by STEVE EPTING Covers by DANIEL ACUĄA Character Variants by MARKO DJURDJEVIC FF #3 X-Men Evolutions Variant by TBA

What has become of the surviving members of the Council, loosed upon our world by Valeria? That's what Reed Richards and the new FF must now discover! 

In #4, The War of Four Cities: Part ONE. It's finally come as prophesied -- The War of Four Cities! After months of pent-up aggression, the combatants cry havoc and set loose the dogs of war! In order to prevent the war from spreading outwards to all areas of the globe, the FF spring into action to stem the tide of death and destruction. What chance does anyone have when all hope lies in Doom?

32 pages, $2.99.

ANNIHILATORS #3

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING Penciled by TAN ENG HUAT & TIMOTHY GREEN II Cover by ALEX GARNER Variant Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC The most powerful super team ever -- that's right, we said it -- faces the threat of the infamous Dire Wraiths! But can a squad that includes Silver Surfer, Gladiator and Beta-Ray Bill defeat this diabolical race and the dark magic they are unleashing?  Meanwhile, Rocket Raccoon and Groot zoom deeper into their adventure as Rocket's secret and slightly crazy origin is revealed!

48 pages, $4.99.

BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #518

Written by DAVID LISS Penciled by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI p>T'Challa vs. Vlad The Impaler -- the final battle! He's left a wake of destruction across Hell's Kitchen...now Vlad feels the wrath of the Panther! From dark alleys to rain-soaked rooftops, T'Challa must end the bloody career of a ruthless monster, but at what terrible cost? Plus, a shock ending that will launch the next arc.

32 pages, $2.99.

HEROES FOR HIRE #6 & #7

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING Penciled by BRAD WALKER Covers by DOUG BRAITHWAITE Issue#6 Variant Cover by HARVEY TOLIBAO

It's two issues in one month -- and both star Spider-Man! Which Captain America foe is kicking Paladin's teeth in? Will the wall-crawler help a mercenary? And is Spider-Man for hire? Find out as the mysteries from the opening issues collide in the new story arc.

32 pages, $2.99.

HAWKEYE: BLIND SPOT #4

Written by JIM McCANN Penciled by PACO DIAZ LUQUE Cover by MIKE PERKINS

Hawkeye, blinded and facing his most deadly foe yet, must make a decision that will change the course of his life! The defining chapter of the Avenging Marksman is here!

32 pages, $2.99.

MARVEL ZOMBIES SUPREME #4

Written by FRANK MARRAFINO Pencils by FERNANDO BLANCO Cover by MICHAEL KOMARCK

What's Jack of Hearts made of? As everyone around him is literally falling to pieces, Jack of Hearts looks back at his origin and deep within himself to find what it means to be a hero. It's up to Jill Harper to help Jack reconnect with his humanity before the zombie-infected Squadron Supreme turn everything we know into awful everlasting inhumanity. Plus, zombies galore and more undead gore than you ever saw before!

32 pages, $3.99.

MARVEL ZOMBIES CHRISTMAS CAROL #1 & #2

Written by JIM McCANN Pencils by TBA Cover by MICHAEL KALUTA

Gather your family close, board up the doors, and heed well the tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge- a man for whom no fire could warm, whose cold heart pumped ice through his veins, and whose lips uttered a firm BAH! to any sort of happiness. Learn from his experience as he is visited by the undead corpse of his old friend Jacob Marley on Christmas Eve, and join him on his journey to Christmases past aided by another corpse intent on showing Scrooge the origin of the Hungry Death that is consuming the land. God help us, every one!

32 pages, $3.99.

MOON KNIGHT #1

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by ALEX MALEEV Variant Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH Variant Cover by TBA

The wait is over! Moon Knight is here...like you ' ve never seen him before! And we mean NEVER! The team of Bendis and Maleev tear into the mythos of Moon Knight with the same verve and derring-do they brought to Daredevil. A MARVELOUS reinterpretation of one of the most enigmatic characters in Marvel history starts right here!

48 pages, $3.99.

ONSLAUGHT UNLEASHED #4

Written by SEAN McKEEVER Penciled by FILIPE ANDRADE Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

The SECRET AVENGERS and YOUNG ALLIES prepare to fight for all humanity as ONSLAUGHT's epic plan reaches its climax! To have any hope of defeating him, NOMAD may have to make the ultimate sacrifice. But will STEVE ROGERS and BLACK WIDOW allow her to? And what surprising role will one of the Young Allies take on in order to see things through?

40 pages, $3.99.

POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #5

Written by FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by WELLINTON ALVES Cover by MIKE PERKINS WHO KILLED CRIME-BUSTER? Power Man and Iron Fist, our non-profit private eyes have figured it out, but they have to fight their through every homicidal maniac in SEAGATE PRISON to prove it! Plus: Noir's true identity! The fate of Vic Alvarez's girlfriend! The Divine Right! Commedia Dell'Morte! Dogs and cats living together! Van Lente and Alves bring you the senses shattering conclusion!

32 pages, $2.99.

SECRET WARRIORS #27

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Penciled by ALESSANDRO VITTI Cover by PAUL RENAUD Ignore everything you've heard about when this series is ending! IT'S NOT THIS ISSUE. Jonathan Hickman lost his mind and wrote too huge an ending to just be contained in ONE ISSUE! Join us this month for the PENULTIMATE issue of SECRET WARRIORS! It's Wheels within Wheels, Part 4: I'LL SLEEP WHEN I'M DEAD

32 pages, $2.99.

THUNDERBOLTS #157

Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by KEV WALKER Cover by J.S. Rossbach

Eastern Europe. Castles. Witches. Werewolves. Satana is having interesting effects on her team members, The Thunderbolts – and now the daughter of Satan will lead them into the Occult! Back in the states, Songbird takes her initial crew of NEXT Thunderbolts out to see how they work together. Hint: It's not a good time to be in charge of Thunderbolts teams.

32 pages, $2.99.

SILVER SURFER #4

Written by GREG PAK Penciled by HARVEY TOLIBAO Cover by LEE WEEKS A NEW HERALD RISES AS THE FF'S

FUTURE FOUNDATION GUEST-STARS! High Evolutionary's grand design is rewriting the world and Surfer can't save us on his own. The Future Foundation joins the fight as our penultimate issue builds to a cosmic climax that will be the Silver Surfer's greatest sacrifice ever! Plus: A herald as you've never seen before!

32 pages, $2.99.

DEADPOOL #37

Written by DANIEL WAY Penciled by BONG DAZO Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

"OPERATION: ANNIHILIATION," PART 1 The end begins here! Deadpool has now fixated on achieving the one thing that's always been beyond his reach -- death. Not an easy thing for an un-killable man to achieve, but that's not gonna stop him from trying. But first, he must figure out the all-important question: How? What in the world can kill Deadpool? It has to be big. It has to be powerful beyond description. It has to be...green?

32 pages, $2.99.

DEADPOOL ANNUAL #1

Written by JOHN LAYMAN Penciled by LEE GARBETT Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

"In Between Worlds" Deadpool teams up with Deadpool (well...Deathwish) in this alternate reality doppelganger extravaganza! The trip to a perfect world continues here from last month's Spider-Man Annual and features occasional attempts at serious subplot storytelling with guest stars Spider-Man and Hulk. But nothing is as it seems and all will be revealed!

40 pages, $3.99.

NAMOR: THE FIRST MUTANT ANNUAL #1

Written by JAMES ASMUS Penciled by MAX FIUMARA Cover by BLACK FROG "Escape from the Negative Zone" The Annual Event of 2011 comes to a conclusion! The X-Men! Steve Rogers! The Negative Zone! Blastaar is after our heroes, but what if we told you he wasn't their biggest problem? What if we told you that the lack of water and bizarre physics of the Negative Zone had driven Namor crazy. What if we told you he was so crazy that he's destroying everything in his path, even his friends?

40 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN: PRELUDE #1 & 2

Written by PAUL JENKINS Penciled by ROBERT DE LA TORRE (#1) & LAURENCE CAMPBELL (#2) Covers by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI Before Messiah Complex came Endangered Species. This is the prelude to the X-Men Event of 2011. What does it mean to be a leader? What does it do to a person? What do the choices you make mean about the person you are? This mini-series delves into these issues and will give an X-Men reader what they need to know about their favorite mutants before everything changes in July.

32 pages, $2.99.

X-MEN #11  

Written by VICTOR GISCHLER Penciled by TBA Cover by DAVID YARDIN X-Men Evolutions Variant by DAVID LOPEZ

Jubilee has been turned by the dark forces of the undead. And though the battle with the vampires is over, Jubilee's own battle has just begun. Now a vampire living amongst an army of mutants, Jubilee struggles to find her place and to keep her vampire cravings at bay. But unbeknownst to her, one of her fellow X-Men may just hold the key to curing her of her thirst for blood. Could Professor Xavier's own encounter with a vampire hold the key to her salvation?

32 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN GIANT-SIZE #1

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST Penciled by PACO MEDINA & DALIBOR TALAJIC Cover by ED McGUINESS Variant Cover by PACO MEDINA Fantastic Four Anniversary Variant by Simone Bianchi

"FROM FIRST TO LAST" Think you know everything there is to know about the original X-Men? Think again! Something happened to Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel, Iceman and Professor X years ago, a secret so horrible that it has been locked away in the dark corner of Cyclops' mind until today. What crisis strikes in the present that calls upon memories of the past? Witness the astonishing debut of the Evolutionaries!

40 pages, $4.99.

ASTONISHING X-MEN #38

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE Pencils by TBA Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

"MEANWHILE" Cyclops, Emma, Wolverine and Armor are off in Japan dealing with giant monsters. Meanwhile, something dire happens that demands the attention of the X-Men. With their leaders away, should the X-Men deny their help? HELL NO! Storm, Colossus and Kitty Pryde join Beast and Agent Brand to take on the Brood. But when intergalactic law prevents the destruction of an enemy who can only be defeated by extermination, the X-Men have a problem. Are Storm and her crew up to the task? And what is Cyclops going to say when he learns of this? This adventure takes place at the same time as the MONSTROUS arc concurrently happening in Astonishing X-Men in a way never before seen!

32 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN SPOTLIGHT

Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS Cover by MIKE MCKONE

The X-Men head to the front of the class in May with a SPOTLIGHT all their own! First up is an in-depth account with writer Jeff Parker of X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, the much- beloved series that happens to share a name with the blockbuster movie! Then, we investigate the four-color pasts of Magneto and Emma Frost -- two Marvel characters who've straddled the line between good and evil. We also catch up with Kieron Gillen, newly ensconced as writer of UNCANNY X-MEN, Marvel's flagship mutant title for almost fifty years! And speaking of those classic days, we'll take a look at some of Chris Claremont's greatest hits during the X-Men's '80s heyday!

48 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS MAGAZINE #1

Written by JEFF PARKER & STAN LEE Penciled by ROGER CRUZ & JACK KIRBY Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC For millions of years, mankind's place on Earth was unchallenged -- until five young people paved the way for a new kind of human! Join the first team of X-Men -- Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast and Iceman -- in the untold, all-ages adventures from their time as students at Professor X's School for Gifted Youngsters. Relive X-Men stories from the team's heroic past -- including their first appearance by comics legends Stan Lee and Jack Kirby -- and get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the X-MEN: FIRST CLASS comics! Collecting X-MEN FIRST CLASS #1 and #5, and X-MEN #1 -- plus all-new interviews and feature articles!

104 pages, $9.99.

WOLVERINE #9

Written by JASON AARON Penciled by DANIEL ACUNA Cover by JAE LEE X-Men Evolutions Variant by TBA

Logan needs answers about the mysterious villains who sent him to hell, and he knows exactly where to go to get them: Mystique. But Mystique has troubles of her own, namely the unstoppable new assassin, Lord Deathstrike.

32 pages, $3.99.

WOLVERINE/HERCULES: MYTHS, MONSTERS & MUTANTS #3

Written by FRANK TIERI Penciled by JUAN ROMAN CANO SANTACRUZ Cover by Joe Jusko Wolverine was annoying enough when he was made of flesh and adamantium, but now that he's been turned to stone by Medusa, he's causing Hercules nothing but serious back pain. Unfortunately for Herc, the only person who can help him hangs out at the Café du Mort... too bad the clientele are so reanimated!

32 pages, $2.99.

WOLVERINE: THE BEST THERE IS #6

Written by CHARLIE HUSTON Penciled by JUAN JOSE RYP Cover by BRYAN HITCH Wolverine's healing factor has gotten him through some tough times, but its limits are put to the test when he's caught by Contagion, a man nurturing a deadly obsession with unkillable mutants. However when Logan discovers the true purpose behind the torturous experiments he'll wish he could have died on the slab.

32 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN: EARTH'S MUTANT HEROES #1

Written by VARIOUS Select Character Artwork by GUS VAZQUEZ Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY

All things mutants take center stage in this all-new collection of Handbook-style profiles! Featuring X-Men members (Madison Jeffries/Box, Paulie Provenzano, Wraith/Hector Rendoza), trainees (Onyxx, Ink/Eric Gitter), allies (Fred Duncan, Tom Corsi, Candy Southern, Shortpack), the evil (Cortex, X-Cutioner, Amelia Voght, Zaladane, Black Womb) and the lesser-known (Litterbug, Jazz, Arize, Jack in the Box, Crule), and updates for the big guns (Professor X, Magneto, Emma Frost, Beast, Mystique). And because you demanded it: Joseph gets a profile at last! Plus: brand-new Gus Vazquez art for the majority of profiles!

64 pages, $4.99.

X-23 #10  

Written by MARJORIE LIU Penciled by Sana Takeda Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY X-23 thought she had walked away from her past, but after her brutal discoveries in Madripoor, she realizes there are some crimes -- of the heart and body -- that cannot be so easily forgotten. But as memories begin to spin her out of control, an old mentor and maybe a new enemy come back into her life: Wolverine...and the vampire, Jubilee.

32 pages, $2.99.

DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE #9.1

Written by ROB WILLIAMS Art & Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI Special POINT ONE issue. START READING with this Point One issue! In his bid for power, Wolverine's son Daken has already singlehandedly taken over the underground criminal element of Madripoor, but he's just getting started. Next on his list is the city of angels. That's right, Daken's headed to Hollywood but first he's got a stop to make and score to settle. Enter Wolverine! Guest starring the Avengers!

32 pages, $2.99.

DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE #9

Written by Marjorie Liu, penciled Marco Checchetto, cover by Giuseepe Camuncolil

"Collision," conclusion. The mind-bending crossover with X-23 comes to its brutal conclusion as Daken is forced to decide which side he's on and X-23 is forced to decide whom she can trust. Unfortunately, this is Madripoor...is it safe to trust anyone? Meanwhile, Malcolm Colcord must make a decision of his own; one of life or death, with the fate of the potentially-revived Weapon X program hanging in the balance.

32 pages, $2.99.

NAMOR: THE FIRST MUTANT #10 

Written by STUART MOORE Penciled by ANTONIO FUSO Cover by PHIL NOTO

"The Fire Down Below" continues! After last issue's shocking death, Namor sets out for revenge against Commander Krang and his lackey, Selach. But as Selach prepares to destroy both New Atlantis and the X-Men's island Utopia, Namor must accept help from an unexpected ally. The wild card: a mysterious cloaked figure who knows an awful lot about Namor. But who is he?

32 pages, $2.99.

X-FACTOR #219

Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO Cover by DAVID YARDIN The SCARs -- the deadliest team of women around -- are out to frame the Black Cat for murder. But they're not the only ones with homicide on their mind, because a furious Monet is out for blood on behalf of her teammate who was gunned down. Can X-Factor stop the elegant Ms. St. Croix from killing one of their deadliest foes...and do they even want to?

32 pages, $2.99.

PUNISHERMAX #13  

Written by Jason Aaron Penciled by Steve Dillon Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

"Frank" Part One. The Punisher's war on crime has come to a dead stop. Locked in a high-security prison, his arms and legs in casts and hooked to life support, Frank Castle is at the mercy of every lowlife in the place, dreaming of being the one who finally put him down. But what troubles Frank aren't the attempts on his life, but the memories shaken loose by Bullseye. Memories of a time when he wasn't yet the Punisher, but a husband and a father...

32 pages, $3.99.

DEADPOOL MAX #8

Written by Dave Lapham Pencils & Cover by Kyle Baker.

Deadpool is AWOL, and if anyone finds out, Hydra Bob will spend the rest of his miserable days in a very deep and dark hole. With world on the brink of Armageddon Bob will have to don Deadpool's abandoned duds and go it alone. But will years of experience and red tights be enough to stop the terrorist plans of the deadly Moon Knights and their stockpile of Liquid X? Hell no. If Bob is to pull off this mission he'll need to revisit some very painful memories of the night his life all went wrong. A night of love, betrayal, and big bombs spent in a little town called Bangkok.

48 pages, $3.99.





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