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FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2011

MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS

FIRST LOOK: AVENGERS #16

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis.

Art by: John Romita Jr.

Cover by: Alan Davis.

Description: Amidst the ashes of what is left of the Marvel Universe and
during the bombastic battles throughout New York, a new Avengers romance blossoms.

Pages: 32.

Price: $2.99.

In stores: August 17.



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FIRST LOOK: AVENGERS ACADEMY #18

Written by: Christos Gage.

Art by: Tom Raney.

Covers by: Billy Tan.

Description: Trapped in the Infinite Mansion with murderous demigods, the heroes-in-training of Avengers Academy must do the unthinkable...or die! Is this the issue where the students choose evil?

Pages: 32.

Price: $2.99.

In stores: August 17.



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FIRST LOOK: CAPTAIN AMERICA #2

Written by: Ed Brubaker.

Art by: Steve McNiven.

Cover by: Steve McNiven.

Description: Find out the secrets of the
mission that went wrong in WW2 and why old friends are now old enemies! Its action and history in a cage match for your comic-reading pleasure.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: August 17.





FIRST LOOK: CAPTAIN AMERICA CORPS #3

Written by: Roger Stern.

Art by: Philippe Briones.

Cover by: Phil Jimenez.

Description: Captain America -- enemy of the state? Why are Five Generations of Captain America considered traitors to the USA? What caused the end of Marvel's heroes? That's what Captain America, the U.S. Agent, American Dream, Commander A, and the original Cap must learn if they are to save America, the world, and reality itself.

Pages: 32.

Price: $2.99.

In stores: August 17.





FIRST LOOK: DAREDEVIL #2

Written by: Mark Waid.

Art by: Paolo Rivera.

Cover by: Paolo Rivera.

Description: Daredevil's back -- but not everybody's happy. Given his recent past, Matt Murdock has a lot to answer for and
Captain America is doing the cross-examining. Daredevil's quickly
learning that burned bridges with his friends and former allies aren't easy to repair particularly when Klaw, the Master of Sound, is on his tail!

Pages: 32.

Price: $2.99.

In stores: August 17.





FIRST LOOK: FEAR ITSELF: DEADPOOL #3

Written by: Christopher Hastings.

Art by: Bong Dazo.

Cover by: Ryan Stegman.

Description: Memo to Deadpool: next time you gussy up a loser villain so you can beat him easily and scam people out of their hard earned money, make sure you don't accidentally actually make him more powerful than you. Of course, that assumes you'll be willing to show your face after getting beaten by the now-unstoppable-but-still-incredibly-lame Walrus. Deadpool puts the hammer down and drives home the most irreverent tie-in of the year!

Pages: 32.

Price: $2.99.

In stores: August 17.



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FIRST LOOK: FEAR ITSELF FEARSOME FOUR #3

Written by: Brandon Montclare.

Art by: Ryan Bodenheim, Henry Flint.

Covers by: Michael Kaluta.

Description: The New Fantastic Four team-up of Spider-Man, Wolverine, Hulk and Ghost Rider emerge from the shadows! Where did these flashes of the super-hero past come from? Only the Psycho-Man knows! With Man-Thing counting down to a full-scale meltdown, and ever more frightful characters converging on the living time bomb, how can the Fearsome Four stop the madness? Plus, guest artist spotlights on this oddball team continue with Henry Flint showing just how sensational She-Hulk can be!

Pages: 32.

Price: $2.99.

In stores: August 17.



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FIRST LOOK: FEAR ITSELF: HOME FRONT #5

Written by: Christos Gage, Fred Van Lente, Howard Chaykin and Simon Spurrier.

Art by: Mike Mayhew, Alessandro Vitti, Howard Chaykin and Jason Latour.

Cover by: Marko Djurdjevic.

Description: Surrounded by tragedy on all sides, Speedball can either succumb to despair...or find the antidote to fear amid the horrors of war. But even if he finds it, one question remains: can the means used to sow fear throughout the world also be used to spread hope? The teen analogues of your favorite Avengers -- X-23, Spider-Girl, Power Man and Thunderstrike -- find themselves stranded on a weird island in the middle of the Pacific. Is it their greatest fears come to life ... or the birth of a powerful new super team? PLUS: Trouble is brewing out West as the effects of Fear Itself have neighbors at each others' throats...and American Eagle is caught in the crosshairs!

Pages: 40.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: August 17.





FIRST LOOK: HULK #39

Written by: Jeff Parker.

Art by: Gabriel Hardman.

Cover by: Gabriel Hardman.

Description: OMEGEX, a deadly force from beyond the far reaches of space, has awakened, and he wants Red Hulk! Our
Crimson Crusader has fought battles of massive scale, fought villains of great strength and guile, and even punched a Watcher! But what can he do against a destroyer of entire worlds?

Pages: 32.

Price: $2.99.

In stores: August 17.



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FIRST LOOK: INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #507

Written by: Matt Fraction.

Art by: Salvador Larroca.

Cover by: Salvador Larroca.

Description: The heroes' darkest hour is at hand, and Tony Stark gets to work turning the tide of Fear Itself. And as if things weren't grim enough – Rescue engages Hammer Industries in the ruins of Paris as one of the Serpent's avatars goes on the hunt...

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: August 17.



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FIRST LOOK: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #626

Written by: Kieron Gillen.

Art by: Doug Braithwaite.

Cover by: Stephanie Hans.

Description: Loki has assembled his team for his secret mission in the shadow of Fear Itelf. Now, he just needs his equipment. Is there anyone Loki won't turn to get the power he needs? No, probably not. The question has to be whether the young boy has the guile to survive turning to them, and whether the promises he makes to secure the chance of a tomorrow will only ensure that the tomorrow will see Asgard as black as a cinder.

Pages: 32.

Price: $2.99.

In stores: August 17.



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FIRST LOOK: KA-ZAR #3

Written by: Paul Jenkins.

Art by: Pascal Alixe.

Cover by: Pascal Alixe.

Description: Ka-Zar's hand is forced in his battle against an enemy he
cannot see, tipping the scales of a clandestine war in favor of those whom the Pangeans can never understand. The Outsiders are coming back – they have always been preparing for this moment – and there is nothing the Tribes of
the Savage Land can do to stop them. Ka-Zar will have to think of an unconventional response, and soon...or the battle for Pangean freedom will be lost before it even begins.

Pages: 32.

Price: $2.99.

In stores: August 17.





FIRST LOOK: MARVEL UNIVERSE VS WOLVERINE #3

Written by: Jonathan Maberry.

Art by: Laurence Campbell.

Cover by: Jock.

Description: The cannibal plague continues to consume the Marvel Universe. A cur is possible but fierce tribes of monsters led by the Thing and the Hulk are hunting down the last scientists. The cannibals don't want a cure; they want to conquer and devour. From the ruins three heroes rise to form a last line of resistance. With a gun, with a shield and with claws. The Punisher and Captain America join Wolverine as humanity's last best hope.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: August 17.





FIRST LOOK: SPIDER-ISLAND: THE AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #1

Written by: Paul Tobin.

Art by: Pepe Larraz.

Cover by: Patrick Zircher.

Description: Spider-Girl's powers are back! But she's not the only new web-slinger in Manhattan, and Spider-Girl's oldest and deadliest foes, the spider-hating Society of Wasps, have declared a War on Spider-Island. Can even Spider-Girl's new powers save her against an entire army of Hunter Wasps? And why does Spider-Girl find herself fighting on the same side as... the Hobgoblin, and Kingpin himself?

Pages: 32.

Price: $2.99.

In stores: August 17.





FIRST LOOK: THUNDERBOLTS #162

Written by: Jeff Parker.

Art by: Declan Shalvey.

Cover by: J.S. Rossbach.

Description: Juggernaut has brought destruction to the American Midwest. His team- the alpha squad of the Thunderbolts – have caught the full fury of Cain Marko joined to the ancient force of The Serpent. It all comes down to this! A stand has to be taken and the worst threats of a lost age will face the worst threats of today- the combined squads of the Thunderbolts! It's a major battle with major upheaval as members are transformed completely and others will reveal secret agendas -- and betray their team. This explosive finale will change the Thunderbolts in profound ways, and turn old friends into bitter enemies.

Pages: 32.

Price: $2.99.

In stores: August 17.



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FIRST LOOK: ULTIMATE COMICS FALLOUT #6

Written by: Jonathan Hickman and Nick Spencer.

Art by: Billy Tan and Luke Ross.

Covers by: Bryan Hitch and Marko Djurdjevic.

Description: What will become of Captain America? Where have all the X-Men gone? And what is up with the new Spider-Man suit? The final chapters of one of the most talked about Ultimate events ever.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: August 17.





FIRST LOOK: UNCANNY X-MEN #542

Written by: Kieron Gillen.

Art by: Greg Land.

Cover by: Greg Land.

Description: The situation is becoming increasingly clear: there is literally nothing which can avert Juggernaut is marching step by step towards Utopia. However, an offer by the Serpent's servant puts human and mutant at each others' throats. In the third part of the epic Fear Itself confrontation, the enemy within is as big a threat as the enemy without. The clock is ticking. And for one X-Man, it's already too late.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: August 17.



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FIRST LOOK: VENOM #6

Written by: Rick Remender.

Art by: Tom Fowler.

Cover by: Tony Moore.

Description: Spider-Island tie-in! Flash Thompson is dropped into Ground Zero of the Infestation -- but will he lose control of his emotions (and the Venom Symbiote) when his own father lies dying in the hospital?

Pages: 32.

Price: $2.99.

In stores: August 17.



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FIRST LOOK: WOLVERINE & BLACK CAT: CLAWS 2 #2

Written by: Jimmy Palmiotti.

Art by: Joseph Michael Linsner.

Cover by: Joseph Michael Linsner.

Description: Two of Marvel's sharpest heroes just wanted a nice dinner, but now they're fighting for their lives against Martians in a postapocalyptic future! Monsters! Aliens! Killraven! Can our two clawed crusaders survive in this mad wasteland, much less find their way back to their own place in the present?

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: August 17.



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FIRST LOOK: X-FACTOR #224

Written by: Peter David.

Art by: Emanuela Lupacchino.

Cover by: David Yardin.

Description: "Hard Labor" conclusion! About to give birth and on the run from mutants, demons and gods alike, Wolfsbane turns to the only ones she feels she can trust: her own kind. But even with the help of The Pack, will Wolfsbane and her baby survive the ordeal? And considering some believe the baby to be the harbinger of the end of the world, do we even want them to?

Pages: 32.

Price: $2.99.

In stores: August 17.



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