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TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011

MARVEL COMICS FOR SEPTEMBER

FEAR ITSELF #6

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

The penultimate chapter of the apocalypse is here! Captain America, Thor and Iron Man scramble to make Earth's last stand against the relentless Serpent and his army of world-shattering avatars--all while amongst unbelievable chaos and destruction, Spider-Man makes the choice of a lifetime! Dark Asgard has risen and all of Earth's forces converge on the World Tree as the globe shudders in the shadow of Fear Itself!

32 pages, $3.99.

FEAR ITSELF: THE DEEP #4

Written by CULLEN BUNN Pencils & Cover by LEE GARBETT

Namor, Doctor Strange, She-Hulk & The Silver Surfer giant have battled barbarian hordes, giant monsters, and demonically- possessed sea creatures. They've faced Tyrak the Terrible, Aradnea the Sorceress, and the hideously-mutated Tiger Shark. But their greatest threat still awaits--the Worthy who has already beaten the Sub-Mariner and single-handedly ravaged New Atlantis. Would-be conqueror Attuma has become Nerkkod, Breaker of Oceans, and he intends to drown the entire world in a wave of fear! Even if Namor's courage and resolve return to him, he's no match for the fury of the Serpent's chosen!

32 pages, $2.99.

ALPHA FLIGHT #4

Written by FRED VAN LENTE & GREG PAK Penciled by DALE EAGLESHAM Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ Variant Cover by DALE EAGLESHAM

The fight against the Flight continues! As our heroes fight to survive their own country hunting them down the traitorous Vindicator creates a team of her own, gathering a group of former enemies of Alpha Flight into the deadly ALPHA STRIKE! However, the remaining Alphans reach out to some unusual allies of their own. Marvel All-Stars Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, along with artist extraordinaire Dale Eaglesham, continue their highly-anticipated resurrection of the fan favorite title, ALPHA FLIGHT!

32 pages, $2.99.

THUNDERBOLTS #163

Written by Jeff Parker Penciled by KEV WALKER Cover by PASQUAL FERRY

The Thunderbolts have pulled off the greatest escape in history – and joining the powerful ex-cons are CAPTAIN AMERICA and NAMOR the SUB-MARINER! This new era takes the kings of supercrime to a whole new level- at light speed!

32 pages, $2.99.

AVENGERS #17

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

FEAR ITSELF has brought damage and destruction the likes of which the Marvel Universe has never seen but it has also brought two avengers together in the most surprising way. Be here for the start of an all-new chapter in the lives of two of the most controversial Avengers!

32 pages, $3.99.

NEW MUTANTS #31

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING Pencils & Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE

Hel ain't a bad place to be...unless it's been overrun by forgotten horrors and ancient gods, clamoring to swallow all creation. Then it kinda sucks. While the events of Fear Itself tear the world apart, Dani Moonstar has followed the calling of her Valkyrie blood to the Viking underworld to save the queen of the dead. Can the rest of the New Mutants make it to Hel in time to save her and the souls of Valhalla from total Oblivion?

32 pages, $2.99.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #19

Written by Christos Gage Penciled by Tom Raney Cover by Billy Tan

The students of Avengers Academy are trapped within their school, stalked by The Worthy! Their only hope against such awesome power is to destroy the Infinite Mansion...but unless they can find a way out, they'll die with it!

32 pages, $2.99.

NEW AVENGERS #16

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO

FEAR ITSELF has ripped through New York and now the New Avengers must reinvent themselves. And who better to help them then the guardian devil himself? It's finally happening...DAREDEVIL: AVENGER!

32 pages, $3.99.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #508

Written by Matt Fraction Art & Cover by Salvador Larroca

Tony finishes his work in Svartalfheim and must make the ultimate leap of faith to finish the job -- and try to get back to Earth in time to save it! Meanwhile Rescue has to deal with Hammer Industries' Detroit Steel Corps and the monstrous Grey Gargoyle in the ruins of Paris...

32 pages, $3.99.

GHOST RIDER #3

Written by Rob Williams Penciled by BRIAN CHING Cover by Adam Kubert

Amidst the chaos engulfing the planet via Fear Itself the mysterious Adam reveals his plans for the new Ghost Rider and first on the list is ripping the sin from Johnny Blaze. When the true power of the Ghost Rider is revealed the world will suddenly be a far more terrifying place.

32 pages, $2.99.

BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #523

Written by DAVID LISS Penciled by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

With Manhattan--and the world--overrun by chaos, a brutal battle for the soul of the city is waged by the reborn Hate-Monger and the American Panther!

32 pages, $2.99.

FEAR ITSELF: YOUTH IN REVOLT #5

Written by SEAN McKEEVER Pencils by MIKE NORTON Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

The end is nigh. As the world falls apart around our heroes, will they run away? Freeze up? Lose their minds? Or will they stand their ground and remain strong to the end? (And, yes, that's CLOUD 9's new costume! Pretty spiff, right?)

32 pages, $2.99.

FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT #6

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE, FRED VAN LENTE, HOWARD CHAYKIN & ELLIOT KALAN Pencils by MIKE MAYHEW, ALESSANDRO VITTI, HOWARD CHAYKIN & TY TEMPLETON Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

With the forces of the Serpent spreading terror throughout the world, mankind has only one hope...themselves. Speedball must find a way to unite the people he's inspired to face their own fear...but is he leading them to victory, or death? An all-new team of heroes -- X-23, POWER MAN, AMADEUS CHO, THUNDERSTRIKE and SPIDER-GIRL find themselves trapped on a Hell-Carrier on a collision course with Honolulu to one-up Pearl Harbor! PLUS: Milwaukee's citizens have turned against the Great Lakes Avengers, even as the GLA faces its most lethal threat to date: The “hammer-wielding” Asbestos Man!

40 pages, $3.99.

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #627 & #628

Written by Kieron Gillen Penciled by RICHARD ELSON & Whilce Portacio Covers by STEPHANIE HANS FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN

There's a story bartenders tell about the devil. That at closing time, he chooses a bar and walks in the door. He'll want to talk about his day. If you listen and survive, he'll give you a tip. The story isn't true, but occasionally it amuses Mephisto to play along. And when he's spent the day spying on all the earthly gods and what exactly they're going to do about FEAR ITSELF, you'll want to hear what he has to say.

32 pages, $2.99.

FEAR ITSELF: HULK VS. DRACULA #1 & #2

Written by Victor Gischler Penciled by Ryan Stegman Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO

As the possessed, power-enhanced Hulk wreaks havoc through the countryside, only one group stands between him and untold destruction: The Vampire Nation! Dracula gathers the newly-united vampire legions to stop the unstoppable, but as volley after volley fails, it appears their only hope may be a mysterious stranger from Dracula's past. Marvel craftsman Victor Gischler and artist-to-watch Ryan Stegman deliver a story with plenty of bite, and they aren't afraid to draw blood!

32 pages, $2.99.

FEAR ITSELF: FEARSOME FOUR #4

Written by Brandon Montclare Art by Ryan Bodenheim & Timothy Green II Cover by Michael Kaluta

FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN What kind of monster does it take to kill a monster? Man-Thing is a ticking time-bomb... and the clock just ran out. Ignited by FEAR ITSELF, the strange creature has lost control of his deadly powers and the Fearsome Four are forced to face their worst nightmares made flesh. Sometimes when you stare into the Nexus of All Realities, The Nexus stares back at you! Why should you fear Fear Itself? Find out in this incendiary conclusion! Including a final spotlight scene by Timothy Green II following Howard the Duck's heroic journey to save a world he never made!

32 pages, $2.99.

FEAR ITSELF: THE MONKEY KING #1

Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV Art & Cover by JUAN DOE

Meet Marvel's newest star! Spinning out of IRON MAN 2.0 and FEAR ITSELF! Discover the history of Sun Wukong – Thief! Trickster! Hero! Great Sage, Equal of Heaven! – and witness as he takes his place at the forefront of Marvel's ranks, the legendary Handsome Monkey King

32 pages, $2.99.

HEROES FOR HIRE #11

Written by DAN ABNETT & Andy Lanning Penciled by Kyle Hotz Cover by JAY ANACLETO

On the devastated Raft, the Purple Man unleashes Elektra as his pet killer--with only The Shroud standing in the way! Meanwhile, in the shattered streets of Manhattan, Misty Knight joins cult faves Gargoyle and Paladin to fight the macabre menace of Monster!

32 pages, $2.99.

UNCANNY X-MEN #543

Written by KIERON GILLEN Pencils & Cover by GREG LAND

No one can stop Colossus! The Juggernaut has become Kuurth, Breaker of Stone, one of the Worthy. Now more powerful than ever, one of the X-Men's greatest enemies rampages through San Francisco. To stop him, Colossus makes a deal with the demon lord Cytorrak--the being that imbued Juggernaut with his power. Can this deal be one Colossus can back out of at the fight's end? Prepare for the clash of two unstoppable forces! Part 4 of 4.

32 pages, $3.99.

FEAR ITSELF: UNCANNY X-FORCE #3

Written by Rob Williams Art & Cover by Simone Bianchi

With The Serpent's destruction spreading across the globe and time seemingly running out for Planet Earth, Jonathan Standish and his Purifiers make their final move. How many human lives can they take before the 'devil' claims the souls of the human race? And can X-Force successfully track down the location of Standish's 'brain bomb' and the Purifier's main target? In the final moral battle against sin, can a mutant kill crew possibly win?

32 pages, $2.99.

FEAR ITSELF: WOLVERINE #3

Written by Seth Peck Penciled by Roland Boschi Cover by Jorge Molina

In this issue, the bomb drops...literally! STRIKE, the mercenary group responsible for hijacking the helicarrier currently threatening New York, falls apart at the seams as Sutton reveals a growing madness that drives his actions. How do you reason with a madman? For Wolverine, it should be as easy as s-n-i-k-t, but Sutton has other plans. Meanwhile, Melita's on the ground reporting as made her a target, and not just for STRIKE. FEAR ITSELF continues to carve a path of destruction through Wolverine and Melita's lives, and the repercussions will last a long time.

32 pages, $2.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #1 & #2

Written by Brian Michael Bendis Penciled by Sara Pichelli, Covers by Kaare Andrews, #1 variant cover by Sara Pichelli

No story details provided.

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #1

Written by Nick Spencer Penciled by Paco Medina Cover by KAARE ANDREWS, Variant Cover by Paco Medina.

The biggest mutant cover-up has gone public as the true history of the x-gene is revealed. As an identity crisis rocks the mutant world, the mistrust between man and x-man gets deeper. But a bigger question remains: who are the X-Men? Nick Spencer and Paco Medina make their thunderous Ultimate debut in one of the most anticipated series yet!

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #2

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Art by ESAD RIBIC Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

With S.H.I.E.L.D. at its limits and the Ultimates one man down, Nick Fury's having a little trouble maintaining the super in super power.  As a new kind of threat looms over the weakening empire, will Fury have something up his sleeve?

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS HAWKEYE #2

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Art by RAFA SANDOVAL Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

Tasked on a covert and dangerous mission, Hawkeye finds himself in the middle of an international arms race where the stakes are higher than ever. At the fringe of obtaining a serum that will change the course of mutant history, has the eagle-eyed hero aimed too high to succeed? Fan favorites Jonathan Hickman and Rafa Sandoval deliver another high-octane, high-intensity thriller!

32 pages, $3.99.

JOHN CARTER: A PRINCESS OF MARS #1

Adaptation by Roger Langridge Art by Filipe Andrade Cover by Skottie Young Variant Cover by Filipe Andrade

Captain John Carter finds himself on a strange new world where he must fight for his very life - and for the heart of a princess! Edgar Rice Burroughs' legendary novels come to life in this actionpacked, all-new re-envisioned adventure! Meet the Tharks, terrible warrior race of Mars! See Woola, the scariest guard dog you'll ever lay eyes upon! Gasp as John Carter battles the great white apes of Barsoom! And hold your breath as he first lays eyes upon the woman who will change his life forever - the proud and beautiful Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium!

32 pages, $2.99.

DOROTHY & THE WIZARD IN OZ #1

Written by ERIC SHANOWER Pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG Variant Cover by NICK BRADSHAW Variant Cover by ERIC SHANOWER

The great 1906 San Francisco earthquake swallows Dorothy alive--no kidding! It also swallows Dorothy's kitten Eureka, Dorothy's cousin Zeb, and his horse Jim. They're trapped underground in a strange land of glass where everyone can walk on air. Time for the Wizard of Oz to come to the rescue!

32 pages, $3.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #669

Written by DAN SLOTT Pencils & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS Marvel Architects Variant also available Marvel Architects Sketch Variant also available

"SPIDER-ISLAND" PART THREE! The infestation has spread Big Time!  How can the heroes of NYC hope to contain millions of spider-powered New Yorkers?  A dangerous new role for Venom. And... is that a Six-armed Shocker?! All this plus: One of Spider-Island's biggest mysteries revealed!  Who is this threat from Peter Parker's past?  And what is their involvement in all of this?

32 pages, $3.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #670

Written by DAN SLOTT Pencils & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

"Spider-Island" PART FOUR Nearly 50 years in the making, the story which MUST BE READ: J. Jonah Jameson: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAYOR?!!  ‘Nuff Said? Almost, because if that wasn't enough, a long running member of the Spidey cast has to make the ultimate sacrifice...

32 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #19

Written by Christos Gage Penciled by tom raney Cover by Billy Tan

The students of Avengers Academy are trapped within their school, stalked by The Worthy! Their only hope against such awesome power is to destroy the Infinite Mansion...but unless they can find a way out, they'll die with it!

32 pages, $2.99.

HERC #7 & #8

Written by Fred Van Lente & GREG PAK Penciled by JUNE BRIGMAN Covers by Carlo Pagulayan

You loved it when Herc dressed up as Thor, but can you handle the senses-shattering debut of... THE INCREDIBLE SPIDER-HERC?!?! And versus... THE X-MEN??? Though he is the newly self-appointed protector of Brooklyn, when a rash of unusual occurrences begin breaking out in Manhattan, Hercules finds himself "infested" with Spider-Powers of his own. Unfortunately, our web-slinging former demigod soon finds himself under the thrall of the insidious intelligence behind Spider Island and in a duel to the death against fellow champions The X-Men. Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente join up with artist June Brigman to deliver a pulse-pounding, wall-crawling [!!!] adventure with Marvel's lovable lug, HERC!

32 pages, $2.99.

SPIDER-ISLAND: AVENGERS #1

Written by Christopher Yost Penciled by Mike McKone Cover by Leinil Francis Yu

All of Manhattan has been transformed into an island of Spider-Men... and it's up to the Avengers to contain the chaos.  But when a spider-powered Ultimatum attacks the United Nations, the Avengers are spread too thin... and must turn to the one man who can save them all:  FROG-MAN. No, for real.  We were just as surprised as you.  PLUS!  Squirrel Girl takes on the most unlikely foe of all!

32 pages, $2.99.

SPIDER-ISLAND: CLOAK & DAGGER #2

Written by Nick Spencer Art by Emma Rios Cover by Mike Choi

The insidious Mr. Negative poisons Cloak & Dagger against each other, as Spider-Man and his allies battle a deadly infestation in the thick of SPIDER-ISLAND! Ty and Tandy always balanced each other out, but the corrupting touch of Mr. Negative makes Cloak & Dagger fated enemies!

32 pages, $2.99.

SPIDER-ISLAND: THE AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #2

Written by Paul Tobin Penciled by Pepe Larraz Cover by Patrick Zircher

As the Society of the Wasps mobilizes an army to put a permanent end to ALL spiders, Spider-Girl to fight side-by-side with the Kingpin! But if Spider-Girl is Kingpin's enforcer, where does that leave the Hobgoblin, and will he prove the deadliest threat of all?

32 pages, $2.99.

SPIDER-ISLAND: DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU #2

Written by Antony Johnston Art & Cover by Sebastian Fiumara

Harrowing horror and kung-fu kicking! Guest-starring Iron Fist, the Immortal Weapons, and more! The spider-powered infestation of Manhattan is in full disgusting swing...and in the midst of the outbreak, Shang-Chi discovers that even if we all survive Spider-Island, humanity itself faces the doomsday threat of an abominable monster!

32 pages, $2.99.

SPIDER-ISLAND: SPIDER-WOMAN #1

Written by Fred Van Lente Penciled by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI Cover by STEFANO CASELLI

Jessica Drew and THE EVER-LOVIN' THING go toe-to-toe over the one thing that can cure SPIDER-ISLAND ... Ben Grimm's old girlfriend, ALICIA MASTERS? What dark secret from Spider-Woman's past threatens to overwhelm her present -- and what old (insect-themed) foe is THE JACKAL bringing back and powering up to destroy the Dark Angel of the Marvel Universe? 

32 pages, $2.99.

SPIDER-ISLAND: I LOVE NEW YORK CITY #1

Written by Greg Rucka, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Joe Caramagna, & Skottie Young Art by Max Fiumara Cover by Mike Del Mundo

Start Webbing the News! It's a swinging tribute to New York City as the Big Apple is overwhelmed by the threat of Spider-Island! The citizens of the Big Apple nay have gained Spider-Powers, but that doesn't mean they have any of the responsibility! See the summer's biggest Spidey-Event through the eyes of folks just like you as they deal with the new found hero inside them all. Plus Greg Rucka presents a very violent look at how the Punisher deals with a world where every criminal is now a super hero. (Here's a hint: he doesn't deal with it pleasantly.)

32 pages, $2.99.

VENOM #7

Written by Rick Remender Penciled by Tom Fowler Cover by Tony Moore

Project Rebirth has been infested – and Venom's going under DEEP cover to start exterminating some bugs starting with Anti-Venom!

32 pages, $2.99.

NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #1

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO

From the creative team of SECRET WAR! Simon Williams doesn't think the Avengers are helping the world and is willing to do whatever is needed to stop them. Including bringing in his own NEW team...THE REVENGERS!  One of the biggest throwdowns in Avenger's history starts HERE!

48 pages, $4.99.

NEW AVENGERS #16.1

Written by Brian Michael Bendis Pencils & Cover by NEAL ADAMS

An Avengers chapter so special, Marvel had to go to legendary Avengers artist Neal Adams to bring the fire!  It's THE RETURN OF NORMAN OSBORN! H.A.M.M.E.R. is becoming a force to be reckoned with and the followers of Osborn are ready.  The New Avengers/H.A.M.M.E.R. showdown is one for the record books and is the first chapter in the blistering new storyline that will herald the return of the Dark Avengers! 

32 pages, $2.99.

SECRET AVENGERS #17

Written by WARREN ELLIS Pencils by KEV WALKER Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

MI:13 receives intelligence that people are being abducted from villages in the former Yugoslavian region -- but the British government refuses to act on it.  Secret dangers summon Secret Avengers, but even the added strength of War Machine and Valkyrie are not going to prepare them for the next level in bioterror...

32 pages, $3.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #3

Written by Ed Brubaker Pencils & Cover by Steve McNiven

The action doesn't stop as Brubaker and McNiven keep rocking Captain America's world!  It's Cap versus Cap! Or is it? 

32 pages, $3.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA CORPS #4

Written by ROGER STERN Penciled by PHILIPPE BRIONES Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ

The time-lost patriots of the Captain America Corps must recruit the surviving heroes -- and villains! -- of the Marvel Universe to wage war against the diabolical AmeriCommand. Daredevil, the Punisher, Nick Fury, Luke Cage, the Beast, Misty Knight, Wyatt Wingfoot, the Falcon, Tigra, Electro, and the Amazing Spider-Man join the Corps in an all-out "Assault on Valhalla!".

32 pages, $2.99.

RED SKULL #3

Written by GREG PAK Art by MIRKO COLAK Cover by DAVID AJA

Johann Schmidt seeks out his destiny in a world teetering on the verge of chaos – the future as unpredictable to him, as it is tragic with the hindsight of history. A doom-spelling chain of events brings the Nazis to power in Berlin...and Johann, seeking power to ensure his survival, follows the path to becoming the Red Skull.

32 pages, $2.99.

ALL-WINNERS SQUAD: BAND OF HEROES #4

Written by Paul Jenkins Art by Carmine Di Giandomenico Cover by Mico Suayan

America's heroes at war! Slo-Mo discovers a secret among his band of brothers that threatens to unravel everything. And why does it remain a mystery today?

32 pages, $2.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #622

Written by ED BRUBAKER & MARC ANDREYKO Penciled by CHRIS SAMNEE Cover by ED McGUINNESS

The Invaders caught behind enemy lines, and only Bucky can save them -- but what can one normal kid to do save four superhumans?!  Marvel's newest hit book keeps hitting!

32 pages, $2.99.

THOR: HEAVEN & EARTH #4

Written by Paul Jenkins Penciled by Lan Medina Cover by STEPHANE PERGER

On a train journey through the cold and forbidding Welsh countryside, an American reporter listens intently to an old man's tale of the Vikings who once invaded this land, and of the Norse Gods they summoned to protect them. But the Gods of Asgard are unprepared for what lays in wait for them - the Welsh Dragon itself, the ferocious embodiment of the land they have come to conquer. And when the Dragon takes exception to their presence, Thor, Odin, Baldur and company find they have a fight on their hands the likes of which they have never experienced.

32 pages, $2.99.

IRON MAN 2.0 #9

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

War Machine has made an enemy for the ages – and the explosive Palmer Addley mystery races toward deadly consequences! The villain's secrets are revealed...but does this give Rhodey the key to defeating him, or make it all the more impossible?

32 pages, $2.99.

THE MIGHTY THOR #6

Written by MATT FRACTION Art & Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

The finale of THE GALACTUS SEED! Odin and Galactus are ready to fight one another to the death and only Thor and the Silver Surfer stand between them... and us! And in Fallen Asgard, Volstagg leads an unlikely army in aide of man and Asgardian alike...but what if only Loki holds the key to saving the day?

32 pages, $3.99.

HULK #40 & #41

Written by JEFF PARKER Pencils & Cover by GABRIEL HARDMAN

THE OMEGEX SAGA CONCLUDES! Apparently you really can't go home again. The Red Hulk just wanted to visit his old homestead, but is now in the fight of his life against the mighty Omegex, the world destroyer! As Red Hulk is on the ropes and it seems as though things can't get any worse, super-villainess extraordinaire Zero/One and her henchman Black Fog arrive.

32 pages, $2.99.

DAREDEVIL #3

Written by MARK WAID Pencils & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

No longer allowed to practice law in the courts, Matt Murdock finds a whole new way to help innocent men and women in desperate need of courtroom justice--and we guarantee it will surprise you! Daredevil's new life and new status quo begins here--and if Klaw gets his way, it'll end here, too!

32 pages, $2.99.

DAREDEVIL #4

Written by MARK WAID Pencils & Cover by MARCOS MARTIN Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH

Matt Murdock begins his new career--one that will expose Daredevil to crime and evil in a whole new way! If you thought the odds were against Matt as a trial lawyer, you won't believe the challenges his new job brings--and what they'll do to his private life!

32 pages, $2.99.

MOON KNIGHT #5

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils & Cover by ALEX MALEEV

The new kingpin of L.A. has brought the fight to Moon Knight's front door and now Marc Spector is going to return the favor.  Moon Knight unleashes hell on the L.A. underworld in his race to uncover the kingpin's secret identity!

32 pages, $3.99.

THE PUNISHER #3

Written by GREG RUCKA Penciled by MARCO CHECCHETTO Cover by BRYAN HITCH

Even 10,000 feet above New York, no one escapes the Punisher. As Frank trails the criminal underbelly of the city, he encounters the deadly, mob created villain: THE VULTURE for a brutal battle against death and gravity. Meanwhile as NYPD detectives get closer to understanding Frank Castle's new relationship, one of New York's finest is struggling keep his own Punisher association untraceable.

32 pages, $2.99.

SUPER HEROES #18

Written by FRED VAN LENTE Penciled by JAMES CORDEIRO

Featuring Iron Man! It's a mystery only the Armored Avenger can solve: When Stark China's operations vanish out of thin air, Iron Man must uncover who – or WHAT – is responsible for strong holding his team of scientists. His worst fears may be imagined when he discovers they are being held against their will to build an invention with one purpose: DESTRUCTION. Note: This issue reprints the contents of MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #2.

32 pages, $2.99.

SPIDER-MAN #17

Written by PAUL TOBIN Penciled by MATTEO LOLI Cover by ALE GARZA

THE GREEN GOBLIN IS BACK! And thanks to an ordering mix-up at the Terrible Tinkerer's machine shop, the Green Goblin is a thousand time more dangerous than ever with an ANTI-MATTER PUMPKIN BOMB! Now...unless Spider-Man can put an end to the Goblin's crime spree, every time the crazy villain reaches into his bag of tricks, he might throw a pitch that will be New York City's last! Then, Spidey tangles with the malevolent mistress of mayhem, Madam Masque!

32 pages, $2.99.

MARVEL SUPER STARS MAGAZINE #7

Written by VARIOUS Penciled by VARIOUS Cover by ALAN DAVIS

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! This month: Thor and Captain America share the SUPER STARS spotlight as the Thunder God and Valkyrie plunge into the Asgardian afterworld -- bringing Nova, the Human Rocket, along for the ride -- and the Sentinel of Liberty finds himself battling hordes of genetically re-created species and cavemen while investigating a stolen shipment of plutonium! Plus: Spider-Man and the rest of the Marvel Universe's greatest heroes, along with Dr. Doom and team of villains, are transported to a strange world by the powerful Beyonder and forced to do battle! And Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers continue their quest for their missing teammate, Frog Thor! Collecting SUPER HEROES #13 and #15, SPIDER-MAN & THE SECRET WARS #3, and LOCKJAW AND THE PET AVENGERS UNLEASHED #3.

96 pages, $7.99.

MUPPETS PRESENTS: FAMILY REUNION

Written and Penciled by ROGER LANGRIDGE

It's the Muppet Show -- and as usual, things are unusual backstage! It's family reunion time, and the relatives are coming out of the woodwork. Scooter's twin sister, Skeeter, shows up to make him feel like a nerd. Piggy's nephews, Randy and Andy Pig, are causing a ruckus by trying to help backstage. Kermit's nephew, Robin, is afraid his uncle wants to put him in the orphanage. And Fozzie's mom visits and finds out her son isn't the detective he told her he was. Plus: Pigs in Space, the Swedish Chef, a trip to Veterinarian's Hospital and the Great Gonzo firing Skeeter -- dressed in a chicken suit -- into a giant bowl of Tapioca. What else could you want?

96 pages, $5.99.

WOLVERINE, PUNISHER & GHOST RIDER: OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #2

Written by VARIOUS

The chronicle of the Marvel Universe continues its coverage of Wolverine (from 1991's WOLVERINE #35), the Punisher (from 1990's PUNISHER #36) and Ghost Rider (from 1978's GHOST RIDER #31). Watch the Marvel universe's history unfold month by month as we provide synopses for dozens of individual comics, including backup strips -- introducing the characters, teams, places and equipment that appeared within; and providing vital information about first appearances, where they last showed up and where they appeared next!

64 pages, $3.99.

SPIDER-MAN: WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY #6

Written by TOM DEFALCO, ROGER STERN & PETER MILLIGAN Penciled by RON FRENZ, RON LIM & CLAYTON CRAIN Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

It's wall-to-wall symbiotes as Venom and his twisted offspring Carnage take center stage! First, see Spidey's inaugural adventure with his newfound alien costume: It morphs, it makes its own webbing, it responds to his thoughts -- but it's also alive! Then, it's not one but two father/son clashes, as the symbiote -- now the “lethal protector” Venom -- faces off against its murderous spawn, bonded to the insane Cletus Casady. Carnage wants to carve his name in blood across New York City -- and Venom alone might not be enough to stop him! Spidey will never throw out his old clothes again -- family feuds were never like this! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #252 (from SPIDER-MAN: BIRTH OF VENOM TPB), SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED (1993) #1 (from SPIDER-MAN: MAXIMUM CARNAGE TPB) and VENOM VS. CARNAGE #1 (from VENOM VS. CARNAGE TPB).

72 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS: EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES MAGAZINE #1

Written by CHRIS YOST Penciled by SCOTT WEGENER & PATRICK SCHERBERGER

Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Giant-Man, Wasp, Black Panther, Hawkeye and the Incredible Hulk. They are the Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Join them in this giant-sized comic based on the hit animated series on Disney XD as they battle some of the world's deadliest villains: the Super Adaptoid, the Crimson Dynamo, the Winter Guard, the Mad Thinker and Ultimo -- as well as Baron Zemo, the Enchantress and the rest of the Masters of Evil! Collecting AVENGERS: EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES #1-4.

104 pages, $9.99.

BLACK PANTHER: THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN ALIVE #523.1

Written by DAVID LISS Penciled by JEFTE PALO Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

Who is murdering the citizens of Hell's Kitchen that The Panther has previously rescued? That's what T'Challa wants to know--and he only has hours to solve the mystery before the killer strikes again!

32 pages, $2.99.

FF #9

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Penciled by STEVE EPTING Cover by DANIEL ACUĄA FF 50th Anniversary Variant by STEPHANIE PERGER

This month in the FF, the EVIL Future Foundation is caught in the middle of the War of Four Cities. Watch as the war expands to encompass the entire Marvel Universe. 

32 pages, $2.99.

HEROES FOR HIRE #12

Written by DAN ABNETT & Andy Lanning Penciled by BRAD WALKER Cover by DAVID YARDIN

The Heroes For Hire go to...the Jersey Shore? With the trade in the Atlantean narcotic Hook running wild, it's time for Misty Knight to shut it down with a lean and mean hand-picked squad that includes Moon Knight, Paladin...and aquatic expert Stingray!  

32 pages, $2.99.

VENGEANCE #3

Written by Joe Casey Penciled by Nick Dragotta Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO

DOC OCK'S TENTACLES GET CAUGHT IN THE WEB OF VENGEANCE! The Young Masters have targeted Spider-Man's most deadly foe for death – and the Teen Brigade must save him! Meanwhile, Kyle Richmond makes a startling discovery, the In-Betweener's secret is revealed, and is there romance in the air for The Ultimate Nullifier and the Black Knight?

32 pages, $3.99.

MYSTERY MEN #5

Written by David Liss Pencils & Cover by Patrick Zircher

THE THRILLING FINALE OF MARVEL'S ALL-NEW 1930s HEROES' 1st ADVENTURE! From dingy mob hideouts to the dirigible-filled skies of New York City, The Operative and his strange masked allies fight to blow the lid off a conspiracy that could bring the nation itself to its knees!

32 pages, $2.99.

ANNIHILATORS: EARTHFALL #1

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING Penciled by TAN ENG HUAT & TIMOTHY GREEN II Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER Variant Cover by TBA

MARVEL'S COSMIC HEAVY HITTERS COME TO EARTH--AND FIGHT THE AVENGERS! What has brought Gladiator, Quasar, Ronan, Ikon and Beta-Ray Bill to our planet...and why are they at odds with Earth's Mightiest Heroes? All this, plus each issue will feature a five-page chapter of an all-new, all-hilarious Rocket Raccoon & Groot story!

40 pages, $3.99.

THUNDERBOLTS #163.1

Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by DECLAN SHALVEY Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE

JUSTICE – LIKE LIGHTNING! As Songbird readies the hunt for the escaped Thunderbolts, she must present their history to the mysterious forces that guide the raft – but those forces have more devious plans for these former Masters of Evil!

32 pages, $2.99.

KA-ZAR #4

Written by Paul Jenkins Pencils & Cover by PASCAL ALIXE

Four separate lives intersect as a terrible natural disaster threatens to devastate the Savage Land. Ka-Zar makes his play against an unseen enemy, a courageous Tribal leader must stand against everything he knows and visit the outside world, knowing that failure will result in the collapse of all Pangean society. For this is a war won not with might but with words...

32 pages, $2.99.

THOR GOES HOLLYWOOD #1

The God of Thunder heads West, recast in some of cinema's most iconic roles! Marvel's THOR GOES HOLLYWOOD variants, honoring the Odinson's feature-film debut, are now collected under one cover!

40 pages, $3.99.

MARVEL UNIVERSE VS. WOLVERINE #4

Written by Jonathan Maberry Penciled by Laurence Campbell Cover by Goran Parlov

The stunning events of the last issue had left Wolverine weaker more vulnerable than ever before. Even physically and emotionally devastated, he is determined to hold the line between the hope and total annihilation. As allies fall and the cannibal armies increase, who will stand with Logan for the final battle?

32 pages, $3.99.

MYSTIC #2

Written by G. WILLOW WILSON Penciled by DAVID LÓPEZ Cover by AMANDA CONNER

"Celestial Revolutions" Giselle learns the hard way that the palace can be just as dangerous as the streets in this exciting second installment of the relaunched Crossgen classic. Facing upheaval in the heavens as Verne's moons continue to drift apart, and unrest in the city as revolution brews, Giselle must find her place among Master Alexander's new apprentices--and stay ahead of the lovely Felice's vicious plots. Meanwhile, Genevieve finds herself the unwitting new protege of a charismatic revolutionary...and her destiny takes an unexpected turn.

32 pages, $2.99.

FF: 50 FANTASTIC YEARS #1

Written by VARIOUS Select Character Artwork by GUS VAZQUEZ Cover by PATRICK SCHERBERGER

Celebrating 50 years of Marvel's First Family This issue spotlights a Future Foundation bio, an update on the Fantastic Four and an entry on the FF's various headquarters! Plus: FF Allies (Artie Maddicks! Alex Power! Roberta the robot receptionist!), FF enemies (Dreadface! Dr. Sun! Mister Miracle!), extraterrestrials (Shalla Bal! Ovoids! De'Lila the Skrull!) and a sampling of the odd beings the FF has encountered (Karisma! Chupacabra! Cauldron!). Featuring original Gus Vazquez art for the majority of profiles!

64 pages, $4.99.

X-MEN: SCHISM #4

Written by JASON AARON Pencils & Cover by ALAN DAVIS Variant Cover by FRANK CHO

The events of Schism #1 have launched the world into turmoil, and the all-new Hellfire Club is ready to take advantage of the chaos. But when the survival of the mutant race is on the line, just how far will the X-Men go? Once a line is crossed, there's no going back. The event that promises to tear the X-Men apart at their very core continues, by writer and Marvel Architect Jason Aaron, and superstar artist Alan Davis!

32 pages, $3.99.

GENERATION HOPE #11

Written by Kieron Gillen Penciled by TIM SEELEY Cover by RODIN ESQUEJO

The full force of SCHISM sends a rift through the heart of Utopia. If the adults don't know what to do, what chance do the inexperienced youngsters have? The decisions they make will shape the rest of their lives - if only because one choice has a chance of making that "life" thing a whole lot shorter.

32 pages, $2.99.

ASTONISHING X-MEN #42

Written by Christos Gage Penciled by Juan Bobillo Cover by Salvador Larroca

“Meanwhile...” Storm, Beast, Colossus and Agent Brand have all been implanted with Broodlings and it's only a matter of time until they are full-on Brood themselves. Only Kitty and Lockheed are left, but is there anything they can even do to help their teammates? This story comes to its amazing conclusion.

32 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN #17 & #18

Written by Victor Gischler Pencils and Cover by Jorge Molina

GUEST-STARRING THE FF! The X-Men and the FF have gone through a portal in the Bermuda Triangle and are stuck in a strange land complete with Dinosaurs, Mayan Temples and strange snake people! It's up to Reed Richards and Dr. Nemesis to get our crew back home, which isn't the problem as they are two of the biggest brains in the Marvel U. The problem is that a portal to our world is exactly what the evil forces of this land want!

32 pages, $3.99.

UNCANNY X-FORCE #15

Written by Rick Remender Penciled by Jerome OpeĖa Cover by ESAD RIBIC

The Dark Angel Saga: part 5, Genocide has incinerated half of Wolverine's body, leaving only two remaining members of X-Force to defeat Archangel and his army. Someone has wiped out a small town in Northern Montana and in its place a new alien landscape has grown. What is Tabula Rasa? Can Fantomex and Deadpool work together to survive its harsh terrains long enough to unlock its mystery?

32 pages, $3.99.

WOLVERINE: DEBT OF DEATH #1

Written by DavID Lapham Art & Cover by David Aja

Wolverine fights flying battlerobo suits in Japan!

48 pages, $3.99.

WOLVERINE #15 & #16

Written by Jason Aaron Penciled by Goran Sudzuka Covers by JAE LEE

In the wake of last issue's gut-wrenching ending, Logan has turned his back on humanity and retreated once again to the Canadian wilderness. Is this the end of Wolverine as we know him? Or the beginning of an all-new era for the ole' Canucklehead? Or perhaps even both.

32 pages, $3.99.

WOLVERINE & BLACK CAT: CLAWS 2 #3

Written by James Palmiotti Pencils & Cover by Joseph Michael Linsner

The savage, sexy follow-up to CLAWS concludes with no prisoners taken nor quarter given! Fan favorites Wolverine and Black Cat may well be the sharpest knives in the drawer in more ways than one and aren't ones to be messed with, but that doesn't stop arch-villain Arcade and The White Rabbit from sending them into a dangerous, dystopian future. Not ones to be put out by anything as paltry as killer robots, horrific mutant beasts and Martian soldiers, the two taloned toughs and their ally Killraven fight to return to their own time, but as their window to escape begins to close will their exceptional skills and peerless prowess be enough to save them?

32 pages, $2.99.

DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE #14

Written by Rob Williams Penciled by MICK BERTILORENZI Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

Daken's battle with MOON KNIGHT concludes. When Daken came to Los Angeles he believed that the position of West Coast Kingpin was there for the taking. But the City Of Angels has a new crime lord, the 'Claws' serial killer continues to cause carnage in the dark areas of the Hollywood Hills and the Heat drug's grip on Daken is growing daily, scarring his mind and body. The perfect time, then, for Daken to find himself battling the Avenger with multiple personalities, Moon Knight. Can they discover who the new King of Los Angeles crime is? And will Daken's mind survive the experience?

32 pages, $2.99.

X-23 #14

Written by Marjorie Liu Penciled by Phil Noto Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky

GUEST-STARRING THE FF AND SPIDER-MAN! A cosmic force is tearing apart New York, and targeting X-23, Sue Richards, and Spider-Man along the way.  What strange connection do these three heroes share, and is it the key to saving the city and the world -- or will it get them killed?

32 pages, $2.99.

WOLVERINE: THE BEST THERE IS #10

Written by Charlie Huston Penciled by Juan Jose Ryp Cover by Bryan Hitch

Wolverine's shattered body has become a breeding ground for an alien virus that is slowly turning him into a walking hive of interstellar parasites. Space Bounty Hunters Monark Starstalker and Paradox have one chance to save Logan, but the cure might be even more horrifying than the disease. And how does the man called Contagion and his perverse fascination with Wolverine fit into this puzzle of flesh and sinew?

32 pages, $3.99.

X-FACTOR #224.1

Written by Peter David Penciled by Valentine De Landro Cover by David Yardin

X-Factor Investigations has been taking on stranger and stranger cases recently...but when an eerie sighting leads the group to the hometown of their leader, Jamie Madrox the Multiple Man, they may have stumbled on a bigger mystery than they intended.

32 pages, $2.99.

X-FACTOR #225

Written by Peter David Penciled by LEONARD KIRK Cover by David Yardin

As the mutant detectives of X-Factor Investigations work to uncover other people's secrets, they're keeping some of their own...secrets that could eventually tear the team apart. Well, unless a recently deceased friend rises from the slab and tears them apart first!

32 pages, $2.99.

X-MEN LEGACY #255 & #256

Written by Mike Carey Penciled by Steve Kurth Covers by MICO SUAYAN

"FIVE MILES SOUTH OF THE UNIVERSE." When Rogue, Magneto and Gambit jumped into space on an intergalactic search and rescue mission, they had no idea that it would land them in the middle of an extraterrestrial war! And to make matters worse, the space station that serves as the battlefield for the conflict is slowly falling into a collapsing star. With time running out and the lives of Havok, Polaris and Marvel Girl on the line, these X-Men are in for a bumpy ride...

32 pages, $2.99.

DEADPOOL #43

Written by Daniel Way Penciled by Carlo Barberi Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

After a brief stint in a maximum-security mental institution, Deadpool is back on the streets and back on track, running headlong toward oblivion as fast as his little red feet can take him. But something causes him to stumble...or, rather, someone. Guess what, True Believers? Deadpool's about to get a girlfriend! Unfortunately, she's a total psychopath and Deadpool finds her utterly repulsive--but that's not gonna stop her! Actually, nothing can stop her. Prepare yourselves for the most disturbing love story ever told!

32 pages, $2.99.

DEADPOOL MAX #12

Written by Dave Lapham, pencils and cover by Kyle Baker.

The first year of Deadpool MAX comes to a shocking end! Bob disbanded Hydra after winning back Deadpool, the Taskmaster has kept it going and turned it into a dangerous domestic terrorist organization. Now they've teamed with the Crescent Moon Knights and possibly factions within the U.S. government to release a stockpile of recently acquired Liquid X on an unsuspecting U.S. city.  Can Deadpool and Agent Bob stop them in time or is Bob once again playing into the hands of his puppet masters?   The first year of Deadpool MAX comes to a shocking end.

32 pages, $3.99.

PUNISHER MAX #17

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

In the wake of last issues prison riot, Frank Castle steps into the light of a new day. Broken out of jail and with nothing but the clothes on his back, he sets out after the man responsible, the man who calls himself the Kingpin of Crime.

32 pages, $3.99.

SUPREME POWER #4

Written by KYLE HIGGINS Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA Cover by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA

Dr. Spectrum vs. Hyperion! Will they save the world together...or destroy it?! The force of these heroes' destinies bring them crashing together, as the chilling vision launched a decade ago by J. Michael Straczynski reaches its climax!

32 pages, $3.99.

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER - THE BATTLE OF TULL #4

Written by PETER DAVID Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL LARK

The child of the Devil is being carried inside Sylvia Pittson! The Man in Black has done the dirty deed by impregnating the enormous minister with the seed of the supreme being of evil--the Crimson King himself! And gunslinger Roland Deschain will not leave the cursed town of Tull until he has forcibly removed the demonic thing from Pittson's very womb! Roland's quest for the mysterious Dark Tower continues with this shocker of the year.

32 pages, $3.99.

THE STAND: THE NIGHT HAS COME #2

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

The final reckoning begins this issue, True Believers! Harold Lauder and Nadine Cross have done the dark man's bidding from afar for weeks, and now it's time for their reward...but neither one is prepared for the horrors that await them in the desert. Also, Tom Cullen plans his great escape from Vegas, but how far can one man get with an entire community against him? Unless, of course, Tom isn't alone...

32 pages, $3.99.

ANITA BLAKE: CIRCUS OF THE DAMNED - THE SCOUNDREL #2

Written by JESSICA RUFFNER Penciled by RON LIM Cover by BRETT BOOTH

My only option was to go deeper into the cave...” Things you don't want to be up against in the dark: 1) a master vampire, especially the one who doesn't have the huge crush on you. 2) A Lamia, which is a half-lady, half-snake creature. 3) Down to your last silver bullets. Well, if anyone can handle it, it's Anita...

32 pages, $3.99.

CASANOVA: AVARITIA #1

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

The full-color rebirth of the coolest comic of all time -- Casanova is back. This issue: The world's sexiest and savviest superspy kills his way from dimension to dimension in a high-stakes, action-packed adventure that cannot be described in a mere hu-man "solicitation."

40 pages, $4.99.

CRIMINAL: THE LAST OF THE INNOCENT #4

Written by Ed Brubaker, art by Sean Phillips.

It's the big finale of Criminal's most ground-breaking storyline yet!  Riley Richards has committed crime after crime to get what he wants... Now what will he have to do to keep all the things he's killed for?  It's a twisted look at crime, comics, nostalgia, and obsession.

32 pages, $3.50.



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