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MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011

MARVEL COMICS FOR JULY: TRADE PAPERBACKS

CASANOVA: GULA TPB

Written by MATT FRACTION Penciled by FABIO MOON & GABRIEL BA Cover by FABIO MOON

Casanova Quinn is a secret secret agent, and a pawn in a game of espionage-chess played by his father Cornelius and the forces of E.M.P.I.R.E. against alllll the bad guys in the whole wide world. When a mission goes haywire and Casanova disappears, all hell breaks loose across the span of the space-time continuum itself. As archrival Newman Xeno conspires to break both the laws of man and physics, the fabric of all-that-is begins to fray. Clearing the way for that delightful little Armageddon is Casanova's twin sister, Zephyr, killing her way through a blood-soaked hit list that ends with their father. All this as a super-vixen from the future scrambles to unravel the mystery at the heart of it all: WHEN IS CASANOVA QUINN? ÊThe sex is sexier and the violence is violent-ier in this, the second breathtaking volume of CASANOVA. Collecting CASANOVA: GULA #1-4.

160 pages, $14.99.

MILLAR & MCNIVEN'S NEMESIS TPB

Written by MARK MILLAR Pencils & Cover by STEVE McNIVEN

The writer and artist behind CIVIL WAR and OLD MAN LOGAN return with a tale of one man with a plan for vengeance! Who is Nemesis? He is a son of privilege, an inheritor of billions from his deceased parents. He owns a fleet of the finest cars and a hangar full of planes, and has countless technological gadgets at his command. Donning a mask and long flowing cape, he's a man in white fighting relentlessly for a cause in which he believes. But if you're thinking Mark Millar and Steve McNiven are telling a story you've already heard before, think again: You'll know you've got something completely different by the turn of the first page. Nemesis tracks the violent fantasies come to life of the villain to top all villains in an in-your-face, unapologetic tour-de-force of action, ultraviolence and over-the-top humor! Collecting NEMESIS #1-4.

112 pages, $14.99.

ART OF MARVEL STUDIOS HC SLIPCASE

Written by MATTHEW K. MANNING, JOHN BARBER & JOHN RHETT THOMAS

Marvel presents an insider's look into the making of its cinematic universe -- assembling three Avengers in one stylish slipcase. Featuring exclusive production artwork, behind-the-scenes photography, and in-depth cast-and-crew interviews, this four-book collection is a must have for any fan of Mighty Marvel movies! Includes IRON MAN: THE ART OF IRON MAN THE MOVIE HC, IRON MAN: THE ART OF IRON MAN 2 HC, THOR: THE ART OF THOR THE MOVIE HC and CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE ART OF CAPTAIN AMERICA -- THE FIRST AVENGER HC.

$150.

WOLVERINE BY JASON AARON OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC

Written by JASON AARON Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN, RON GARNEY, STEPHEN SEGOVIA, PACO DIAZ LUQUE, YANICK PAQUETTE, C.P. SMITH, DAVIDE GIANFELICE, ESAD RIBIC, ADAM KUBERT, UDON STUDIOS & JOCK Cover by DAVID FINCH

He's the best there is at what he does -- and Wolverine's not so bad, either. Now, writer Jason Aaron's (PUNISHERMAX, Scalped) entire character-defining run leading to "Wolverine Goes to Hell" is collected in one massive, bone-shattering volume. Joined by some of comics' top artists, Aaron pits Wolverine against a platoon of Adamantium-enhanced mercenaries, super-powered kung-fu gangsters, time-traveling reanimated killers and -- in a brutal, no-holds-barred battle that may destroy them both -- Mystique. Collecting WOLVERINE (2003) #56 and #62-65; WOLVERINE: MANIFEST DESTINY #1-4; WOLVERINE: WEAPON X #1-16; DARK REIGN: THE LIST -- WOLVERINE; and material from WOLVERINE (2003) #73-74, DARK X-MEN: THE BEGINNING #3 and WOLVERINE (1988) #175.

688 pages, $99.99.

X-MEN BY CHRIS CLAREMONT & JIM LEE OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT, TERRY AUSTIN, SALLY PASHKOW, PETER SANDERSON & ANN NOCENTI Penciled by JIM LEE, MARC SILVESTRI, ROB LIEFELD, MIKE VOSBURG, JIM FERN, MARK BAGLEY, RICK LEONARDI, KIERON DWYER, BILL JAASKA, MIKE COLLINS & WHILCE PORTACIO Covers by JIM LEE

What happens when you combine an industry veteran at the top of his game with a hot, up-and-coming young artist, and let them loose on Marvel's mightiest mutants? You get a fan-favorite, multi-year X-Men run unequaled in style, pizzazz and wall-to-wall action! It's Chris Claremont's most ambitious story arc ever, featuring Jim Lee's dynamic debut issues and major changes to the X-Men's status quo! Jubilee debuts just as the X-Men disband, granted new lives by the Siege Perilous! The Reavers enact gruesome revenge on Wolverine and decimate Muir Island, while Psylocke is transformed into a ninja! The Shadow King makes his play for Storm, culminating in the action-packed introduction of Gambit! Wolverine's hidden past with Captain America and the Black Widow is revealed! And this is just the first volume! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN #244-269, X-MEN ANNUAL (1970) #13 and CLASSIC X-MEN #39.

704 pages, $125.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE X-MEN VOL. 3 TPB

Written by ROY THOMAS Penciled by WERNER ROTH & JACK SPARLING Covers by WERNER ROTH & DEAN WHITE

Join the original X-Men -- Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel and Iceman -- in these early adventures from the days when Marvel's Merry Mutants were more the quirkiest quintet in comics than the worldwide wunderkinds they are today. Across ten issues, you'll see the X-Men confronted by a host of villains weird and varied -- from Count Nefaria and his horde of henchmen to the Locust and the Aztec-inspired Kukulc‡n. You'll also witness the first appearance of X-Men mainstay Banshee and read the rare stories when a sixth mutant member, the Mimic, joined Professor X's squad. Also featured are the beginnings of the long-ranging Factor Three saga, and the classic battle between Mimic and the Super-Adaptoid -- and all are painstakingly restored to offer the best presentation of these Marvel classics! Collecting X-MEN (1963) #22-31

224 pages, $24.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 6 HC

Written by ROY THOMAS Penciled by HERB TRIMPE & SAL BUSCEMA Cover by HERB TRIMPE

Oh yeah, MARVEL MASTERWORKS fans, it is time to Hulk out! Roy Thomas and the man who made ol' Purple Pants his mission for nearly 100 issues, Herb Trimpe, bring you a stack of INCREDIBLE HULK classics that'll leave you feeling green and liking it. It starts off the way it should -- with a fight. The Hulk and the Thing go mano-a-mano once more to prove which one is the strongest force in the Marvel Universe! Then, with Reed Richards' help, the man inside the monster is freed -- allowing Bruce Banner to at long last step up to the wedding altar with the lovely Betty Ross. But when the Leader returns with the Rhino at his side, happily ever after is the last thing he has in mind. Also featuring an earth-shaking battle between the Hulk and the Avengers, the Absorbing Man, a team-up with Dr. Strange, the return of the swamp-born Glob, the unbelievable separation of Banner and the Hulk into separate beings, the hordes of Hydra, and a green-powered drive to overthrow the cruel dictator Draxon. You wouldn't want to make Hulk angry -- so reserve that copy today, True Believer! Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #122-134.

280 pages, $59.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA STRANGE TALES VOL. 5 HC

Written by VARIOUS Penciled by VARIOS Cover by JOE MANEELY

From the dark heart of the Atlas Era comes another dose of bizarre and exciting STRANGE TALES! Crafted by a host of the most talented illustrators to ever grace the comic-book page -- from early work by Steve Ditko to accomplished efforts by Bill Everett -- each story is a page-turning pleasure from the days when comics were as frightful as they were delightful! A heaping helping of bug-eyed aliens, unexplored caves, time machines, mermaids and atomic bombs will prove to you there's a taste of something for everyone with a penchant for the fearsome and the fantastic. And with an in-depth introduction by noted Atlas scholar Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, there's no other place where comics' most contentious era is presented and studied in such detail as here. So reserve your copy today, and march on with the MARVEL MASTERWORKS! Collecting STRANGE TALES (1951) #40-48.

248 pages, $64.99.

FANTASTIC FOUR: 1234 PREMIERE HC

Written by GRANT MORRISON Penciled by JAE LEE & MANUEL GUTIERREZ Covers by JAE LEE

Reed Richards. Sue Richards. Benjamin Grimm. Johnny Storm. They rocketed into outer space aboard an experimental starship, the first humans to attempt interstellar travel. But a freak encounter with cosmic radiation altered their lives forever, granting each amazing abilities! Now, Marvel's First Family finds its members divided -- their unique powers stretched to the absolute limit, their time-tested resolve pushed to the point of breaking. Each chapter of this quintessential collection focuses on one member of the cosmic quartet as the team's greatest foes band together in an all-out assault on the FF! Plus: In Grant Morrison's only other Marvel Knights story, superspy Nick Fury is targeted for death! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR: 1234 #1-4 and material from MARVEL KNIGHTS DOUBLE-SHOT #2.

120 pages, $19.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: RED GLARE PREMIERE HC

Written by MARK WAID Penciled by ANDY KUBERT & LEE WEEKS Covers by ANDY KUBERT

Captain America at his weakest! With his shield shattered and his powers drained, Cap finds himself trapped in the future and facing the Red Skull -- who has the might of the Cosmic Cube at his fingertipsÉliterally! And waiting in the wings is the man who killed the Avengers: Korvac! Guest-starring Iron Man and the Avengers, and introducing Cap's latest lady love, Connie Ferrari! Includes the unedited first chapter to this stunning saga that's never seen print -- until now! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA (1998) #14-19 and material from CAPTAIN AMERICA SPOTLIGHT.

200 pages, $29.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: HAIL HYDRA TPB

Written by JONATHAN MABERRY Penciled by SERGIO CARIELLO, TOM SCIOLI, PHIL WINSLADE, KYLE HOTZ & GRAHAM NOLAN Cover by ADI GRANOV

From the dark days of World War II to the Heroic Age, witness the brutal battle between Captain America and the immortal evil known as Hydra! How far back has the gruesome group been killing its way to capture the secrets of eternal life? What can Steve Rogers do to halt its sinister spread when the horrific hordes of the undead rise to stop him? Find out as award-winning horror novelist Jonathan Maberry (DOOMWAR) teams with five different artists to capture five different time periods -- including Sergio Cariello (Lone Ranger), Tom Scioli (Godland), Phil Winslade (Wonder Woman), Kyle Hotz (ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST -- WRAITH) and Graham Nolan (X-MEN FOREVER)! Guest-starring the Falcon, Black Panther, Nomad, Nick Fury and the Avengers! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA: HAIL HYDRA #1-5.

120 pages, $14.99.

ORSON SCOTT CARD'S SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD PREMIERE HC

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

The next chapter in the bestselling Ender saga is here! Ender Wiggin was 12 years old when he destroyed an alien race. Burdened with guilt, he wrote Speaker for the Dead and created a pseudo-religion that spanned the known worlds. Now an adult, Ender is called to investigate a murder committed by a new alien species with a seemingly gruesome nature. Can he uncover the truth before another species and more human lives are lost? Based on the award-winning novel by bestselling author and science fiction legend Orson Scott Card. Collecting ORSON SCOTT CARD'S SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD #1-5.

120 pages, $24.99.

X-MEN/STEVE ROGERS: ESCAPE FROM THE NEGATIVE ZONE HC

Written by JAMES ASMUS Penciled by NICK BRADSHAW, IBRAIM ROBERSON & MAX FIUMARA Cover by NICK BRADSHAW

Sucked into the Negative Zone, the X-Men are taken captive by Blastaar -- and with the Fantastic Four still reeling from a death in the family, it falls to Steve Rogers to step in and mount an interdimensional rescue mission to save the mutants. But the Negative Zone alien isn't the biggest problem the X-Men and fighting Avenger will face. The lack of water and bizarre physics of the Negative Zone have driven Namor crazy -- so crazy he's destroying everything in his path, even his friends! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL (2006) #3, STEVE ROGERS: SUPER-SOLDIER ANNUAL #1 and NAMOR: THE FIRST MUTANT ANNUAL #1.

112 pages, $19.99.

ONSLAUGHT UNLEASHED HC

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

THE SECRET AVENGERS AND YOUNG ALLIES CO-STAR IN THIS SENSES-SHATTERING SAGA! Deep in the heart of Colombia, an immense and unmarked engine hums at a steady, ominous pace. Its purpose: to exploit a tear in the barrier between this world and another; to harvest and refine an exotic energy source for Roxxon Energy Corp. But just on the other side of that tear, inside the Negative Zone, a dark entity of vast power has been waiting for what has seemed like centuries -- preparing for the moment when he can finally reach through and again cast his judgment on humans and mutants alike. For the psychomagnetic abomination called Onslaught, that moment is about to arrive -- and he'll have the Girl Without a World, Nomad, to thank for it! Eisner Award-winning writer Sean McKeever (YOUNG ALLIES) and artist Filipe Andrade (X-23) team up to bring you to the heart of terror and the edge of sanity in this hotly anticipated epic! Collecting ONSLAUGHT UNLEASHED #1-4.

112 pages, $19.99.

X-MEN: X-CUTIONER'S SONG HC

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL, PETER DAVID & FABIAN NICIEZA Penciled by BRANDON PETERSON, JAE LEE, ANDY KUBERT & GREG CAPULLO Cover by ANDY KUBERT

The X-Men story so big, it took four books to contain it! When Cyclops and Phoenix are kidnapped -- and Cable seemingly assassinates Professor X -- the X-Men, X-Factor and X-Force go to warÉwith each other! Witness epic battles around the globe and on the moon as Mr. Sinister's subtle plan of vengeance on Apocalypse unfolds, and major revelations are made about the true identities of Cable and his twisted doppelganger Stryfe! Featuring blood, angst, sacrifice and great big guns as Marvel's mutant families dance to the villains' twisted tune! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN #294-297, X-FACTOR (1986) #84-86, X-MEN (1991) #14-16, X-FORCE (1991) #16-18 and STRYFE'S STRIKE FILE.

368 pages, $49.99.

ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: CIRCUS OF THE DAMNED BOOK 2 -- THE INGENUE PREMIERE HC

Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON & JESSICA RUFFNER-BOOTH Penciled by RON LIM Cover by BRETT BOOTH

Morgues, by a rule, are pretty quiet places. But in a world of vamps and the rising dead, they can be positively hopping. Join animator Anita Blake as her search for a serial killer takes her to the most dangerous after-hours joint in St. Louis! Collecting ANITA BLAKE: CIRCUS OF THE DAMNED -- THE INGENUE #1-5.

120 pages, $19.99.

X-FACTOR: SCAR TISSUE PREMIERE HC

Written by PETER DAVID Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO & EMANUELA LUPACCHINO Cover by DAVID YARDIN

X-Factor is in upheaval as one member leaves, another arrives, and Rictor and Rahne finally have it out over the identity of her baby's father! Plus: a high-school student's suicide of triggers X-Factor's most personal case. And when a man is killed by what seems to be vampires, can the team separate fact from fiction? Then, Mayor J. Jonah Jameson thrusts NYC's premiere detective agency into the midst of a murder investigation, but the trail seems to lead them straight back toÉJonah himself?! Collecting X-FACTOR (1986) #213-219.

168 pages, $24.95.

ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN & WOLVERINE PREMIERE HC

Written by JASON AARON Penciled by ADAM KUBERT Cover by ADAM KUBERT

Spider-Man and Wolverine! Everyone's favorite wisecracking web-spinner and ferocious furball come together in their first major series ever! The superstar creative team of Jason Aaron (WOLVERINE: WEAPON X, PUNISHERMAX) and Adam Kubert (ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR, ULTIMATE X-MEN) send Spidey and Wolvie to the edges of the Marvel Universe as they face such awful beings as the Czar, Big Murder and Doom the Living Planet! But who is the major Marvel villain pulling the strings? And can Spidey and Wolvie refrain from killing one another long enough to find out? Collecting ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN & WOLVERINE #1-6 and material from the ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN & WOLVERINE #1 DIRECTOR'S CUT.

176 pages, $24.99.

AVENGERS ACADEMY VOL. 2: WILL WE USE THIS IN THE REAL WORLD? PREMIERE HC

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE Penciled by MIKE MCKONE, SEAN CHEN & TOM RANEY Cover by MIKE MCKONE

Hank Pym returns to his greatest role! That's right, Giant-Man is back! Then, the Avengers Academy students take on a mission of vengeance against the Hood, and Finesse goes off in search of the man who could be her father: Taskmaster! But everything changes when Korvac returns and defeats the Avengers. Now, the world's only hope lies with the Avengers Academy students, who have been aged to adulthood! With time manipulated, the team gets a glimpse of what the future might hold for them. For some, it's a revelation; for others, a life sentence! Can they overcome their personal demons and master unfamiliar abilities in time to defeat a foe powerful enough to conquer Earth's Mightiest Heroes? And if that wasn't enough, enter the Young Allies, the Initiative -- and the Sinister Six! Collecting AVENGERS ACADEMY #7-14.

184 pages, $24.99.

DAKEN/X-23: COLLISION PREMIERE HC

Written by MARJORIE LIU & DANIEL WAY Penciled by SANA TAKEDA, GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI, MARCO CHECHETTO & RYAN STEGMAN Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

Daken is out to prove to the world he's the best there is at what he does, one country at a time -- and he's starting with Madripoor! But will the most dangerous men and women in the world simply topple where they stand, or will Daken find the tables turned -- and his neck in a noose? Then, it's the crossover you've been waiting for, as Daken and X-23 join forces to hunt down Malcolm Colcord, the man responsible for countless reincarnations of the Weapon X Project -- including one right here in Madripoor! But what is Daken's motivation? Does he want to stop Colcord from finally re-creating Wolverine, Daken's father, or does he simply want a piece of the action? Collecting DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE #5-9, X-23 (2010) #7-9 and material from WOLVERINE: ROAD TO HELL.

200 pages, $24.99.

AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS VOL. 2 PREMIERE HC

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR. & BRYAN HITCH Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. Marvel's super-secret brain trust, the Illuminati, reunites -- and the Avengers team up with the incredible Red Hulk -- as the Hood makes a crazy power move to bring the Infinity Gauntlet together once more! But the Hood has no idea of the power he's toying with and who's coming to earth to challenge him for it. Plus: the Avengers vs. the Intelligencia, the return of S.W.O.R.D. and the disappearance of Spider-Woman in a prologue to the Avengers saga that will rock the entire Marvel Universe. Guest starring the New and Secret Avengers! Collecting AVENGERS (2010) #7-12 and #12.1.

168 pages, $24.99.

WOLVERINE: WOLVERINE VS. THE X-MEN PREMIERE HC

Written by JASON AARON Penciled by JEFTE PAOLO & DANIEL ACU„A Cover by JAE LEE

Once again, a mindless Wolverine is raging out of control, a danger to everyone around him. But this time, Cyclops is ready. He's always feared this day would come again, and he's willing to do whatever it takes to end Wolverine's rampage once and for all. He's even brought along a few friends to help him: Magneto and Namor. Plus: Celebrate the most dangerous birthday in the Marvel Universe when Wolverine's new girlfriend invites X-Men and Avengers alike to a surprise party for everyone's favorite mutant. Logan's birthday has never been his favorite time of the year, but not even he could anticipate just how bad it could get. One thing is for sure: One way or another, blood will be drawn! Collecting WOLVERINE (2010) #5.1 and #6-9.

120 pages, $24.99.

WOLVERINE: THE BEST THERE IS -- CONTAGION PREMIERE HC

Written by CHARLIE HUSTON Penciled by JUAN JOSE RYP Cover by BRYAN HITCH

When Wolverine faces a problem of the villainous kind, there's a good chance he'll use his Adamantium claws to whip up a lethal solution to it. What happens, though, when he faces an opponent who becomes a much bigger problem if he's killed? Enter: Contagion, a bold new addition to Wolverine's rogues' gallery. But first, Logan must contend with Contagion's defenders, the aptly named crew known as the Unkillables. Collecting WOLVERINE: THE BEST THERE IS #1-6.

168 pages, $24.99.

X-MEN LEGACY: AFTERMATH PREMIERE HC

Written by MIKE CAREY Penciled by PAUL DAVIDSON, HARVEY TOLIBAO & RAFA SANDOVAL Cover by MICO SUAYAN

After suffering heavy damage during Bastion's attack on mutantkind, the city of San Francisco is rebuilding. Hoping to aid in the reconstruction effort, Cyclops tasks a team of X-Men -- including the newly arrived mutant messiah, Hope -- to lend a hand. But when something goes terribly wrong, will the X-Men lose everything they fought for? Plus: After surviving the AGE OF X, Rogue and Magneto recognize they've been through a lot together -- and grown closer because of it. But when Rogue forces Magneto to confront the horrors of his past, their relationship may just reach a breaking point. Collecting X-MEN LEGACY #242-244 and #248-249, plus all-new OHOTMU-style profiles for Blindfold, Hellion and Omega Sentinel!

128 pages, $19.99.

THE STAND: NO MAN'S LAND PREMIERE HC

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

While Frannie and Stu struggle to find a balance between their personal lives and their public personas, an unholy, unspeakable alliance is born between Harold Lauder and Nadine Cross. It's a date with destiny, orchestrated by the Dark Man, and it could very well mean doom for the Boulder Free Zone. It's time to commune with the spirits of the dead, True Believers, and their message is clear: "You cannot miss what's coming next!" Collecting THE STAND: NO MAN'S LAND #1-5.

136 pages, $24.99.

OZ: THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ GN-TPB

Written by ERIC SHANOWER Penciled by SKOTTIE YOUNG Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG

L. Frank Baum's magical world of Oz comes to life in a way you never imagined! Follow the adventures of a young boy named Tip as he escapes the servitude of the mean old witch Mombi and runs away with his newly created magical companion, Jack Pumpkinhead. Along the way, they meet Sawhorse and follow the legendary Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City -- now ruled by King Scarecrow! But when Jinjur overthrows King Scarecrow and Mombi returns, Tip and his friends must enlist the aid of Glinda, the Good Witch, to try to set things right in Oz! Collecting THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #1-8.

200 pages, $19.99.

NEW X-MEN BY GRANT MORRISON BOOK 3 GN-TPB

Written by GRANT MORRISON Penciled by FRANK QUITELY, ETHAN VAN SCIVER & IGOR KORDEY Cover by FRANK QUITELY

As protesters lay siege to the Xavier Institute, mutant mentor Professor X lies in a coma -- dying, trapped within the shattered form of his evil twin! Cassandra Nova inhabited Xavier's body and escaped to the stars in the wake of her initial encounter with the X-Men; now, the psionically empowered psychopath is returning to Earth -- possessed of the most powerful mutant mind on the planet, and with the might of the Shi'ar Imperium at her back! She brought an interstellar empire to its knees. Can even the X-Men hope to halt her mad rampage? Collecting NEW X-MEN (2001) #122-126.

136 pages, $14.99.

DEADPOOL PULP GN-TPB

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

Lies, spies and shapely thighs! Wade Wilson, codename: Deadpool -- he's the CIA's deadliest agent. He's also certifiably insane, suffering from multiple-personality disorder and haunted by the ghosts of his past. In other words, he's the perfect soldier in a Cold War where it's impossible to tell friend from foe and reality from a lie. Wilson is also the only one capable of hunting down a rogue CIA agent and recovering the stolen nuclear suitcase she's carrying before she hands it over to America's enemies. But who is this femme fatale, and why has she turned traitor? And is Deadpool crazy enough to survive this pulp caper, or will he become trapped in a web of international intrigue? Collecting DEADPOOL PULP #1-4.

112 pages, $14.99.

AVENGERS ACADEMY VOL. 1: PERMANENT RECORD TPB

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE Penciled by MIKE MCKONE & JORGE MOLINA Cover by MIKE MCKONE

Recruited by Norman Osborn during his Dark Reign, six teens -- Veil, Finesse, Mettle, Hazmat, Reptil and Striker -- were subjected to torturous training methods to mold them in Osborn's image. Now, in the Heroic Age, they are enrolled by Hank Pym and his team of instructors -- including Tigra, Justice, Speedball and Quicksilver -- into the Avengers Academy! Told they are the most promising of the new generation of heroes, the troubled team soon learns the shocking truth: They are instead being monitored to see whehter they will unravel and wreak havoc on the Marvel Universe! Now, it's up to each young adult to decide whether they will join the ranks of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, or instead become the villains of tomorrow. School is in session, so grab your seat for the critically acclaimed wild ride that introduces the next class of captivating and controversial Marvel legends! Collecting AVENGERS ACADEMY #1-6 and material from ENTER THE HEROIC AGE.

168 pages, $19.99.

AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS VOL. 1 TPB

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR. Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

Iron Man. Thor. Captain America. They've been the Avengers' heart, soul and fighting spirit since the team's earliest days. Three of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, joined together to fight the foes no single hero could take on alone. Now, with the dawning of a new Heroic Age, this trio again finds cause to band together. And with the likes of Hawkeye, Spider-Man, Wolverine and Spider-Woman at their side, this truly could be the most powerful Avengers lineup of all! It'd better be: With Kang back from the future bearing ill tidings of a force so powerful even he can't conquer it, Iron Man calls the Avengers to action! But the secrets that lay in store will reveal some very recognizable faces in some very adversarial forms! Collecting AVENGERS (2010) #1-6.

160 pages, $19.99.

BLACK WIDOW: KISS OR KILL TPB

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI & JOE AHEARNE Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA & BRIAN CHING Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

A senator is seduced and assassinated, and his journalist son follows the trail to a fatally sexy Soviet agent. This deadly "woman in black" moonlights as a high-class escort to lure powerful men into her web of blackmail and death. But Nick Crane believes he's finally found his father's murderer, and he's about to expose...the Black Widow! Plus: Tony Stark gets his spy on, and the Black Widow proves she's an Iron Man's best friend, when the Armored Avenger goes undercover to take down a foe using his own decommissioned tech! Collecting BLACK WIDOW (2010) #6-8 and material from IRON MAN: KISS AND KILL.

104 pages, $12.99.

BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR VOL. 1 -- URBAN JUNGLE TPB

Written by DAVID LISS Penciled by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

In the wake of SHADOWLAND, there's a new protector of Hell's Kitchen! He has no kingdom, no Vibranium and no high-tech safety net -- just bloody knuckles and the will to prove himself in a foreign land where the fiercest of jungle predators stalks the most dangerous urban prey! His name is T'Challa -- and in the aftermath of Shadowland, he will create a new life, a new identity, and learn what it is to be a different kind of hero. But with Daredevil gone, the bad guys are coming out to play, and a new nemesis -- Vlad the Impaler -- plots his bloody rise to power. Be there as national best-selling author and Edgar Award-winner David Liss and pulp master Francesco Francavilla (Zorro, Green Hornet) craft a shocking new chapter for the world's most dangerous man! Guest-starring Luke Cage and Spider-Man! Collecting BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #513-518 and material from X-MEN: CURSE OF THE MUTANTS SPOTLIGHT.

144 pages, $16.99.

THUNDERBOLTS: VIOLENT REJECTION TPB

Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by KEV WALKER & DECLAN SHALVEY Cover by GREG LAND

At the request of Steve Rogers, Luke Cage must lead his hardened team into battle to deal with a doomsday scenario unleashed in the pages of HULK! With the squad a man short, Cage recruits another prisoner to duty -- and his pick will shock you! Will the Thunderbolts accept this new member, or will this heavy-duty wildcard tip the balance of power? Plus: An old friend breaks the Man-Thing out of the Raft to return to duty at the borders of our world. What danger awaits the Man-Thing, and what will the Thunderbolts say to losing their favorite plant? Then, the Raft is full of action as candidates vie for selection for the second squad of Thunderbolts! Out of the Marvel Universe's vast pool of powerhouse criminals, who will make the cut? Many are called, but few are chosen! Collecting THUNDERBOLTS #152-157.

144 pages, $15.99.

HAWKEYE: BLINDSPOT TPB

Written by JIM MCCANN Penciled by PACO DIAZ LUQUE & NICK DRAGOTTA Cover by MIKE PERKINS

Get it here: the past, present and future of the world's greatest archer -- set to star in the upcoming AVENGERS movie! Hawkeye is left blindsided after the events of WIDOWMAKER, with a new vision of the world around him. To move forward with his new life, he must first reexamine how it all began. An all-new era for the Avenging Archer begins here as writer Jim McCann (WIDOWMAKER, Return of the Dapper Men) brings you a Clint Barton you've never seen before! Plus: a classic tale of marksmanship as Hawkeye faces off against Batroc, Oddball and the Taskmaster! Collecting HAWKEYE: BLINDSPOT #1-4 and HAWKEYE: EARTH'S MIGHTIEST MARKSMAN.

136 pages, $15.99.

HEROES FOR HIRE: CONTROL TPB

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING Penciled by BRAD WALKER & ROBERT ATKINS Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

In the aftermath of SHADOWLAND, Marvel's greatest street heroes -- Punisher, Moon Knight, Shroud, Elektra, Paladin, Silver Sable, Ghost Rider, Iron Fist, Falcon, Misty Knight and more -- leap into one all-new adventure! Who has brought together these dangerous loners into one fighting force? How is this network different from all other teams? Who is their first target, and what mysteries await them? Discover the answers and enter the action on Marvel's mean streets -- courtesy of fan-favorite writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (THE THANOS IMPERATIVE, PUNISHER: YEAR ONE), and artist Brad Walker (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY)! Collecting HEROES FOR HIRE (2011) #1-5 and material from X-MEN: CURSE OF THE MUTANTS SPOTLIGHT.

128 pages, $19.99.

DEADPOOL VOL. 6: I RULE, YOU SUCK TPB

Written by DANIEL WAY Penciled by CARLO BARBERI & BONG DAZO Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Deadpool gets the chance of a lifetime to join the Secret Avengers, but things aren't as they seem. Deadpool? An Avenger? Come on! When the evil Dr. Bong clones Steve Rogers' clandestine team of heroes to steal weapons of mass destruction, Wade must fight alongside the real Secret Avengers against the fake Secret Avengers and try to not to shoot the wrong guy! Plus: Deadpool gets hired by a bunch of good Draculas to fight some bad Draculas -- and no, they don't sparkle! Wade takes on the rebel vampires in a hospital fight and even manages to rescue the girl! Wait, sorry, he shoots her in the leg! Collecting DEADPOOL (2008) #27-31.

120 pages, $15.99.

INCREDIBLE HULKS: PLANET SAVAGE TPB

Written by GREG PAK Penciled by DALE EAGLESHAM & TOM GRUMMETT Cover by DALE EAGLESHAM

The Hulk has never been welcome in the civilized world. What better place for the savage Hulks than the Savage Land? Get ready for jungle action as Hulk and Skaar invade the prehistoric paradise of Ka-Zar, Lord of the Hidden Jungle. Featuring the showstopping pencils of superstar Dale Eaglesham and the return of a deadly frenemy the Hulk should never have forgotten. In the slaughterhouse of Planet Sakaar's gladiatorial arenas, the Hulk and his Warbound companions swore to stand forever at each other's sides. Now, alongside Ka-Zar and Skaar, that oath faces its final test. Will their great bond end in rout or redemption? Collecting INCREDIBLE HULKS #623-629.

168 pages, $19.99.

STEVE ROGERS: SUPER-SOLDIER TPB

Written by ED BRUBAKER & JOE SIMON Penciled by DALE EAGLESHAM & JACK KIRBY Cover by CARLOS PACHECO

Originally a 90-pound weakling from New York City's Lower East Side, Steve Rogers was transformed into Captain America by the legendary Super-Soldier serum -- shortly before the formula was lost, seemingly forever. But now, years later, the grandson of the treatment's creator has rediscovered the serum and plans to sell it to the highest bidder. Suddenly, Rogers is confronted with the possibility of a world overrun by Super-Soldiers, in which any despot willing to pony up the cash could have his very own unstoppable army. Can Rogers prevent the formula from changing hands before it's too late? Collecting STEVE ROGERS: SUPER-SOLDIER #1-4 and material from CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1.

112 pages, $14.99.

MARVEL POINT ONE TPB

Written by VARIOUS Penciled by VARIOUS Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA

START READING with these Point One Issues! The House of Ideas proudly presents an exciting collection of one-shots that bring the history of its greatest heroes into the modern era of the Marvel Universe. Witness the birth of a new Spider-Man! The Avengers battle the Intelligencia! The new Captain America goes on trial! Deadpool faces down the Wrecker! General Fortean challenges the Red Hulk! Iron Man takes his first steps into the future! The Secret Avengers go public! The nefarious Grey Gargoyle challenges Thor for the prize of immortality! X-Force protects Utopia against Lady Deathstrike and the Reavers! The X-Men defend Magneto's! And Wolverine's birthday goes very bad, very fast! Hop aboard the Marvel Universe here! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #654.1, AVENGERS (2010) #12.1, CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #615.1, DEADPOOL (2008) #33.1, HULK (2008) #30.1, INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #500.1, SECRET AVENGERS #12.1, THOR (1966) #620.1, UNCANNY X-FORCE #5.1, UNCANNY X-MEN #534.1 and WOLVERINE (2010) #5.1.

264 pages, $24.99.

NEW AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS VOL. 1 TPB

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by STUART IMMONEN Cover by STUART IMMONEN

The Siege is over, and the Heroic Age has begun. So what's next for Luke Cage and the New Avengers? Steve Rogers thinks he has the answer, offering Cage the reins of his own team and the keys to Avengers Mansion. Which heroes will Luke choose to join him, assuming he even wants the gig to begin with? He'd better decide soon, because the forces of evil are literally dropping out of the sky -- and even a formidable trio of master mystics like Dr. Strange, Dr. Voodoo and Daimon Hellstrom are at a loss to stop it. It's time for Luke Cage and his New Avengers to step up, or their first mission may well be their last! Collecting NEW AVENGERS (2010) #1-6.

160 pages, $19.99.

EXCALIBUR VISIONARIES: ALAN DAVIS VOL. 3 TPB

Written by ALAN DAVIS & SCOTT LOBDELL Penciled by ALAN DAVIS & SCOTT KOLINS Cover by ALAN DAVIS

Nightcrawler! Shadowcat! Captain Britain! Meggan! And the return of Rachel Summers, the Phoenix! As our heroes team with Captain America, Iron Man and Black Panther to save Wakanda, Phoenix battles Galactus in space! And back in England, the government is trying to take control of the nation's super heroes, but it's not going well -- just ask the Warpies! Then, it's a trip to a Sentinel-ruled future -- and the shocking origin of Widget! Alan Davis returns to Excalibur for some of the team's greatest adventures yet! Collecting EXCALIBUR (1988) #59-67.

216 pages, $24.99.

NEW MUTANTS CLASSIC VOL. 6 TPB

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Penciled by JACKSON GUICE, STEVE PURCELL, ALAN DAVIS & ARTHUR ADAMS Cover by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH

Cannonball! Wolfsbane! Sunspot! Warlock! Karma! The adventures of the next generation of the X-Men continue alongside Psylocke, Captain Britain and Longshot against the evils of Mojo and Spiral! Plus: The deadly threats of Empath, Legion and the Magus! Danielle Moonstar, in a gunfight with Death herself! And the tragic tale of Larry Bodine! With guest appearances by the X-Men, Lila Cheney, Dazzler and Kitty Pryde! Collecting NEW MUTANTS (1983) #41-47 and ANNUAL #2, and X-MEN ANNUAL (1970) #10.

264 pages, $29.99.

SECRET AVENGERS VOL. 1: MISSION TO MARS TPB

Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by MIKE DEODATO JR., WILL CONRAD, DAVID AJA & MICHAEL LARK Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Steve Rogers has a secret: The former Captain America has assembled a special-ops team to counter the world's deadliest threats. Who are the Secret Avengers? Spy intrigue meets super-hero action as Steve Rogers, Super-Soldier, and a lineup sure to shock and surprise take a case that crosses dimensions and lands on Martian soil -- and somehow involves none other than Nick Fury! Collecting SECRET AVENGERS #1-5.

136 pages, $19.99.

SPIDER-MAN: BLUE TPB

Written by JEPH LOEB Penciled by TIM SALE Cover by TIM SALE

"It's about remembering someone so important to me I was going to spend the rest of my life with her." What Peter Parker didn't know was that meant Gwen Stacy would only get to spend the rest of her life with him. This is the story of how they fell in love. Or more appropriately, how they almost didn't fall in love. Welcome to Spider-Man's life. Bad before good. It's kind of amazing. So to get the girl of his dreams, he'll have to run the gauntlet of the Green Goblin, the Rhino, two Vultures and a mysterious man in the shadows controlling it all. Join the Eisner Award-winning team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale in the story about Peter Parker's first love, Gwen Stacy. Highlighted by the introduction of Mary Jane Watson, it is a critical moment in Spider-Man's life when everything was just coming together -- only to fall apart. Collecting SPIDER-MAN: BLUE #1-6.

144 pages, $19.99.

SPIDER-MAN/ FANTASTIC FOUR TPB

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & BILL MANTLO Penciled by MARIO ALBERTI, MIKE ZECK & JOHN BYRNE Cover by MARIO ALBERTI

The Fantastic Four hold the distinction of having one of the most diabolical and dangerous villains on the planet for a nemesis: Dr. Doom! Since their first encounter, Doom has used dark magic and mad science in his quest to destroy Reed Richards and his family. Now, taking to the timestream, Doom may have just what he needs to defeat his sworn enemy forever. To prevail, the Fantastic Four will need the help of one of their oldest allies: the Amazing Spider-Man! Never a team player, Spider-Man must learn to work well with others -- or it just might mean the end of them all. Plus: a classic two-part team-up featuring the FF and the web-slinger! Collecting SPIDER-MAN/FANTASTIC FOUR (2010) #1-4; PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #42; and FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #218.

136 pages, $14.99.

SPIDER-MAN: BIG TIME TPB

Written by DAN SLOTT Penciled by HUMBERTO RAMOS Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

The Avengers are working under your leadership in the field (darn right!), a high-salary job in the science industry just fell into your lap (about time!), and you have an awesome new girlfriend (finally!). Face it, Peter Parker -- you just hit the Big Time! But just when things are looking amazing for ol' Spidey, along comes the Hobgoblin to raise a little ruckus. With Norman Osborn in the pokey, there's a giant-sized Goblin power vacuum -- one Roderick Kingsley is more than willing and able to fill! And facing the threat of the newly revived Hobgoblin will take all of Spidey's resolve -- and probably a new costume, to boot! It's a new status quo in the life, love and adventures of Peter Parker and Spider-Man -- guest-starring the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, and a cavalcade of Spidey's greatest friends and foes!Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #648-651.

144 pages, $14.99.

SPIDER-MAN: ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES TPB

Written by MARK WAID & ROGER STERN Penciled by PAUL AZACETA & PHILIPPE BRIONES Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

On one side is Spider-Man. On the other are the Rhino, the Vulture, the Shocker, Tombstone, Electro, Mysterio and a lethal legion of his deadliest foes -- all in the employ of the master planner himself, Dr. Octopus. And caught in the middle? The newborn child of the Green Goblin and Menace, the prize in a violent tug of war between the two sides that puts the baby's life -- and his incredible secret -- in jeopardy! Plus: the saga of Spidey and the secret origin of Doc Ock! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #642-647, SPIDER-MAN SAGA (2010) and material from WEB OF SPIDER-MAN (2009) #12.

232 pages, $19.99.

SPIDER-MAN: AM I AN AVENGER? TPB

Written by STAN LEE, ROGER STERN, JOHN BYRNE, FABIAN NICIEZA, LARRY HAMA, DAVID MICHELINIE & BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by JOHN ROMITA, DON HECK, AL MILGROM, PAUL RYAN, ERIK LARSEN, DAVID FINCH & JOHN ROMITA JR. Cover by STUART IMMONEN

Avengers assemble! Captain America! Thor! Iron Man! And...Spider-Man!? After years of fighting crime on his own, the web-spinner has become one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes! But this isn't the first time he's joined the team! Collected here is Spider-Man's tenuous history with the Avengers as they face the end of the universe, prison breakouts and a massive battle with the Hulk! Featuring the threats of Nebula, the Stranger, Kang and Ngh the Unspeakable! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #3; AVENGERS (1963) #236-237, #314-318 and #329; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #348; NEW AVENGERS (2005) #3; and AVENGERS (2010) #1.

288 pages, $29.99.

SPIDER-MAN: THE COMPLETE BEN REILLY EPIC BOOK 1 TPB

Written by TOM DEFALCO, MIKE LACKEY, HOWARD MACKIE, TODD DEZAGO, GLENN HERDLING, EVAN SKOLNIK & DAN JURGENS Penciled by MARK BAGLEY, GIL KANE, JOHN ROMITA JR., TOD SMITH, SAL BUSCEMA, PARIS KAROUNOS, TOM MORGAN, SCOTT MCDANIEL, PATRICK ZIRCHER, JOE ST. PIERRE & DAN JURGENS Cover by STEVEN BUTLER

Meet Ben Reilly, clone of Spider-Man! When Peter Parker decides to retire, Ben takes up the job as the new web-slinger in town, the Scarlet Spider! And there's no shortage of foes waiting to fight him -- including Dr. Octopus, Venom, Carnage, the new Green Goblin, Kaine, the High Evolutionary, Joystick and the Looter! Plus: The Scarlet Spider joins the New Warriors! Collecting SPIDER-MAN: THE PARKER YEARS, NEW WARRIORS (1990) #65-66, SCARLET SPIDER UNLIMITED #1, WEB OF SCARLET SPIDER #1-2, AMAZING SCARLET SPIDER #1-2, SCARLET SPIDER #1-2, SPECTACULAR SCARLET SPIDER #1-2, GREEN GOBLIN #3. and SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN (1996) #0 and MINI-COMIC.

424 pages, $39.99.

THOR: SPIRAL TPB (NEW PRINTING)

Written by DAN JURGENS Penciled by JOE BENNET, PACO MEDINA and BEN & RAY LAI Cover by BEN & RAY LAI

For years, Thor lived on Earth as protector, champion and Avenger -- endearing himself to the entire world. Having lived a mortal's life, Earth's well-being was of paramount importance to the Asgardian God of Thunder. His ascension to the throne interfered with that mission. Asgard's interests forced Thor to ignore Earth. So wielding a power only the greatest of gods might possess, Asgard's liege transported his realm to the skies above Manhattan, the better to guide and protect the whole of humanity. Now, see how the Thunder God's presence on Earth affects the lives of people both ordinary and extraordinary -- and not for the better. Collecting THOR (1998) #59-67 and material from MARVEL DOUBLE-SHOT #1.

216 pages, $24.99.

THOR: BLACK GALAXY SAGA TPB

Written by TOM DEFALCO Penciled by RON FRENZ Cover by RON FRENZ

The Black Galaxy beckons, and the mysteries of the living bioverse wait to be discovered! The Celestials are converging, the High Evolutionary and his new race of men are prepared to exploit the new universe, and the WatcherÉwatches. Meanwhile, Thor, Hercules and the Avengers must face the threat of Stellaris on Earth before rocketing into space! You won't believe what waits for the God of Thunder in the deadly Black Galaxy! Collecting THOR (1966) #419-425.

232 pages, $19.99.

RUNAWAYS VOL. 7: LIVE FAST DIGEST (NEW PRINTING)

Collecting RUNAWAYS (2005) #19-24.

152 pages, $9.99.

ESSENTIAL PUNISHER VOL. 2 TPB (ALL-NEW EDITION)

Collecting PUNISHER (1987) #1-20 and ANNUAL #1, and DAREDEVIL (1964) #257.

536 pages, $19.99.

ESSENTIAL PUNISHER VOL. 1 TPB (ALL-NEW EDITION)

Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #129, #134-135, #161-162, #174-175, #201-202 and ANNUAL #15; GIANT-SIZE SPIDER-MAN #4; MARVEL PREVIEW #2; MARVEL SUPER ACTION (1976) #1; CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #241; DAREDEVIL (1964) #182-184; PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #81-83; and PUNISHER (1986) #1-5.

568 pages, $19.99.

ESSENTIAL PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 5 TPB

Written by VARIOUS Penciled by VARIOUS Cover by RICH BUCKLER

Spidey's got friends: Black Cat, Wasp, Paladin, Starfox and Daredevil. Spidey's got enemies: Spot, Blacklash, Kingpin, Killer Shrike, Blaze, Rocket Racer, Sin-Eater, Puma, Beyonder and...Santa Claus? Spidey's got his hands full! His black alien costume has gone rogue. His friend, police Detective Jean DeWolff, has been murdered -- and the killer is on the loose. He's got new neighbors, even! Life is never easy for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, and it doesn't get any easier here! Collecting PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #97-114.

568 pages, $19.99.





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