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MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011

MARVEL COMICS FOR MARCH

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #0

Written by Brian Michael Bendis and Jason Aaron, art and cover by Frank Cho, variant covers by Stephanie Hans and Jimmy Cheung.

* The return of the Scarlet Witch! What does this mean for the mutant messiah Hope?

40 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS: X-SANCTION #4

Written by Jeph Loeb, art and cover by Ed McGuinness, variant cover by Steve Skroce.

* As the final hours tick down, Cable must take down a berzerker Wolverine and a wisecrackin' web-head to ensure a deadly future does not come to pass!

* Sets the stage for Avengers vs. X-Men!

32 pages, $3.99.

PRELUDE TO MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS #1 & #2

Written by Chris Yost and Eric Pearson, art by Luke Ross and Agustin Padilla, cover by Gerald Parel.

* The newest installment of the official Marvel Cinematic Universe tie-in comics is here just in time for The Avengers movie!

* How Will S.H.I.E.L.D. maintain the status quo in a world full of gamma-powered rage monsters, hammer wielding gods and men in iron suits?

* What exactly is The Avengers Initiative?

* If you thought you knew everything there was to know about director nick fury and the elusive agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - think again!

32 pages, $2.99.

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #1

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art and cover by Mark Bagley, variant covers by Arthur Adams and Marc Silvestri.

* The Avengers versus the brand-new Zodiac!

* One of the greatest Avengers villains of all time gets reinvented for the modern age just in time for the blockbuster movie event of the summer!

* A perfect jumping-on point featuring the cast of the summer blockbuster but in Marvel Universe continuity!

32 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS #24

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art and cover by Daniel Acuna.

* Shocking conclusion to the epic H.A.M.M.E.R./Norman Osborn Storyline! 

* Which Avengers will take their relationship to the next level?

* Will Norman Osborn's dream come true?

* The summer of the Avengers starts here!

32 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS #24.1

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Brandon Peterson, cover by Steve McNiven

* One of the greatest Avengers of all time, Vision, has been out of circulation for years. now that he's returned, he has to make good on promises he made…!

* The Prelude to the Avengers event of the summer!

32 pages, $2.99.

NEW AVENGERS #23

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art and cover by Mike Deodato.

* The shocking conclusion to The Dark Avengers Ssaga!

* Will one of the Dark Avengers become a New Avenger?!

* …and will there be a shocking fatality in The Avengers' battle of the year?

32 pages, $3.99.

SECRET AVENGERS #24

Written by Rick Remender, art by Gabriel Hardman, cover by Arthur Adams.

* Hawkeye's leadership put to the ultimate test after an Avenger dies!

* The Secret Avengers trapped in an automaton city in the center of the Earth!

* Father and his Descendants begin their plans to spread contagious robot evolution!

* A New Avenger joins to save our wayward squad, but will he get there in time?

32 pages, $3.99.

AVENGERS ACADEMY #27

Written by Christos Gage, art by Karl Moline, cover by David Lafuente,

* Guest-starring The Runaways!

* Giant-Man and Victor…Reptil and Chase…Lightspeed and Karolina…What are the connections that make these combustible crews collide?

32 pages, $2.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #8

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Sara Pichelli, cover by Kaare Andrews, variant cover by Sara Pichelli.

*News of the new Spider-Man has finally spread to some very familiar characters!

*The Scorpion is in New York and the Big Apple is feeling the sting!

*What does Uncle Aaron have planned for Miles and his new powers?

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #8

Written by Jonathan Hickman, art by Esad Ribic, cover by Kaare Andrews.

* The Hulk returns!

* The Ultimates encounter the people!

* And a decision is made that will change the Ultimate Universe forever!

32 pages, $3.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #9

Written by Nick Spencer, art by Paco Medina, cover by Kaare Andrews.

* Welcome to Camp Angel, the government's mutant solution.

* What secrets about the future of the Ultimate Universe does Colossus hold?

* Storm and the other inmates must decide what action to take when the truth about the government's involvement in the creation of mutants goes public – and their choice could lead to deadly repercussions.

32 pages, $3.99.

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER - THE WAY STATION #4

Written by Robin Furth and Peter David, art and cover by Laurence Campbell.

* Continue to follow the introduction of one of the most asked-about characters in the canon, young Jake Chambers, murdered by the man in black in our world and now part of the hunt for him in Mid-World!

* Roland and Jake travel toward the Dark Tower, but the path there is riddled with danger!

* Who, or what, waits in the mountains for Roland?

32 pages, $3.99.

HALO: FALL OF REACH - INVASION #3

Written by Brian Reed, art and cover by Felix Ruiz.

* The Pillar of Autumn and The Unsc face off against a massive Covenant Force.

* The Master Chief and his fellow Spartans defend the Planet Reach.

32 pages, $3.99.

FORMIC WARS: SILENT STRIKE #4

Written by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston, art and cover by Giancarlo Caracuzzo.

* The all-new prequel to Orson Scott Card's science-fiction classic ender's game approaches its shocking conclusion!

* The final battle of the first Formic War begins, with humans outnumbered a hundred to one!

32 pages, $3.99.

NORTHANGER ABBEY #5

Written by Nancy Hajeski, art by Janet Lee, cover by Julian Totino Tedesco

* Will Isabella's And John's True Natures Finally Be Revealed?

* When Catherine Suffers Undeserved Humiliation, Will Henry Stand Up To His Father To Defend Her?

* What Is The Dark Secret Of Northanger Abbey?

32 pages, $3.99.

JOHN CARTER: THE GODS OF MARS #1

Written by Sam Humphries, art by TBA, cover by Julian Totino Tedesco.

* The classic Edgar Rice Burroughs tale comes to graphic life!

* After 10 long years, our glorious hero, John Carter, finally returns to Barsoom!

* Transporting planet to planet has his downsides, as Carter finds himself in the Valley Dor -- The Land Of The Dead!

* Our hero may have faced Martian beasts, but can he handle Martian gods?

32 pages, $3.99.

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #5

Written by Zeb Wells, art and cover by Leinil Yu.

* Spider-Man meets Captain America...and it may hurt a lot!

* Special guest artist Leinil Yu brings together the world's two favorite super heroes as the most action packed new book of the year continues!

32 pages, $3.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #681

Written by Dan Slott and Chris Yost, art and cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli.

* Spider-Man and The Human Torch are trapped on a space station full of octo-zombies plummeting toward the earth!

* This best buds super team-up is running out of air and running out of time!

* The final stage of Doc Ock's master plan begins here!

32 pages, $3.99.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #682

Written by Dan Slott, art and cover by Stefano Caselli, variant cover by Gabriele Dell'otto

* Part One of "Ends Of The Earth", the next big Spider-Man event!

* Doctor Otto Octavius holds the entire earth hostage with his dying breath. What price will Spider-Man have to pay to buy the whole world one more day?

* Special Appearance By The Avengers!

32 pages, $3.99.

VENOM #14

Written by Rick Remender, art by Tony Moore, cover by Stefano Caselli

* Mephisto offers a deal the heroes might not be able to refuse.

* Before Ghost Rider's decision rips this new team apart, can they work together to stop Blackheart?

* Cap and The Avengers might have something to say about the fallout.

32 pages, $2.99.

CARNAGE U.S.A #4

Written by Zeb Wells, art and cover by Clayton Crain.

* Venom enters Carnage, U.S.A.!

* Carnage has Spider-Man on the run and the Avengers in his thrall – it was only a matter of time before Flash Thompson entered the symbiote-fray!

* The penultimate portion of Carnage's pain-inducing plot proceeds!

32 pages, $3.99.

SCARLET SPIDER #3

Written by Chris Yost, art and cover by Ryan Stegman.

* Spider-Man's dark clone continues his quest for redemption.

* Kaine discovers not everyone's happy to have a hero in his new home town -- and Houston's super criminal scene makes itself known!

32 pages, $2.99.

WINTER SOLDIER #3

Written by Ed Brubaker, art by Butch Guice, cover by Lee Bermejo

* Winter Soldier vs. Doctor Doom.

32 pages, $2.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA #9

Written by Ed Brubaker, art and cover by Alan Davis.

* Sharon Carter takes charge!

* Cap's mystery deepens as Codename: Bravo returns!

* And Machinesmith is on the loose!

32 pages, $3.99.

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #635

Written by Kieron Gillen, art and cover by Richard Elson, variant cover by Stephanie Hans.

* Nightmare has forged his ultimate weapon...with the help of a certain diminutive Norse God. Oops.

* Will Daimon Hellstrom let Loki get away with it?

* Fear Lords? You Want Fear Lords? We've got seven of them.

32 pages, $2.99.

THOR: THE DEVIANTS SAGA #5

Written by Rob Rodi, art and cover by Stephen Segovia.

* The Unbinding Stone...unbound!

* Thor vs. the collapse of space and time!

* The hidden quest of the Eternals revealed!

32 pages, $3.99.

THE MIGHTY THOR #12

Written by Matt Fraction, art by Pasqual Ferry, cover by Gabriele Dell'otto.

* Thor vs. Tanarus!

* Asgardia vs. The Troll Insurrection!

* The All-Mother vs. The Norn Queen!

32 pages, $3.99.

HULK #49

Written by Jeff Parker, art by Elena Casagrande, cover by John Romita Jr.

* Red Hulk vs. The Eternals!

* Guest appearance from Hercules!

* Has Red Hulk set in motion the end of the world?

32 pages, $2.99.

INCREDIBLE HULK #6

Written by Jason Aaron, art by Whilce Portacio, cover by Leinil Yu.

* What dark price did Hulk pay to separate himself from Banner, and how far will he go to keep it that way?

* Hulk vs. Banner's newest, maddest creations… The Banner Men!

* The biggest, nastiest Hulk vs. Banner fight in Marvel History!

32 pages, $3.99.

FF #16

Written by Jonathan Hickman, art by Juan Bobillo, cover by Mike Choi.

* Epilogue.

* The fallout Of The Forever and Doom storylines.

* A new direction for the Future Foundation and Marvel's First Family.

32 pages, $2.99.

FANTASTIC FOUR #604

Written by Jonathan Hickman, art by Steve Epting, cover by Mike Choi

* Forever Part 5: Four-Ever

* Extra-sized Issue!

* The epic conclusion to the three-year story.

40 pages, $3.99.

DAREDEVIL #10

Written by Mark Waid, art and cover by Paolo Rivera.

* Daredevil vs. Mole Man!

* The cracks in Matt Murdock's faćade begin to show!

32 pages, $2.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA & BUCKY #628

Written by James Asmus and Ed Brubaker, art and cover by Francesco Francavilla.

* Captain America…replaced?!

* The Original Human Torch out of control with Fred Davis caught in the blazing inferno.  

32 pages, $2.99.

THE PUNISHER #9

Written by Greg Rucka, art by Marco Checchetto, cover by Bryan Hitch.

* Two Punishers for the price of one, but they ain't partners.

* The Exchange tries to solve their Punisher problem, permanently, with the aid of some unique technology.

32 pages, $2.99.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #514

Written by Matt Fraction, art and cover by Salvador Larroca.

* Tony Stark is called out for his actions during Fear Itself!

* The Mandarin on American soil!

* Has Bethany Cabe found the mole or has the mole found Bethany Cabe?

32 pages, $3.99.

MOON KNIGHT #11

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art and cover by Alex Maleev.

* Moon Knight has fallen into the abyss of his multiple personalities!

* What force on earth can bring him back from the brink? Enter: The Avengers!

* A pinnacle moment in the life of Marc Spector!

32 pages, $3.99.

TOY STORY #1

Written by Tea Orsi, art by Antonello Dalena and Teresa Quezada-Geer, cover by Marco Ghiglione and Silvano Scolari

* All-new four issue mini-series! New Adventures Featuring Woody, Buzz Lightyear and More!

* Andy's new puppy, Buster, loves to play with the toys -- but if Woody, Buzz and the gang can't control the playful pooch, all that chewing and shaking will damage them for sure!

32 pages, $2.99.

SUPER HEROES #24

Written by Mark Sumerak, art by Ig Guara.

* Final issue!

* Giant bugs attack the Earth!

* But that's just the beginning of Giant Girl's problems when the bug she loves most, Ant-Man, disappears! Can Spider-Man help her find him?

32 pages, $2.99.

SPIDER-MAN #24

Written by Paul Tobin, art by Matteo Lolli and Rob Disalvo, cover by Ale Garza

* Final issue!

* Spider-Man marvels at the awesome action of the Absorbing Man!

*Then, the Web-Slinger must escape the deadly plot of the Puppet Master

32 pages, $2.99.

BATTLE SCARS #5

Written by Christopher Yost, Matt Fraction and Cullen Bunn, art by Scot Eaton, cover by Carlo Pagulayan

* Marcus Johnson's Life changes forever as he discovers the truth about himself -- and Orion stands revealed!

* What does Nick Fury have to do with the conspiracy at the heart of the Marvel Universe?

* As the penultimate chapter of the story that will rock the Marvel U unfolds, no one comes out unscathed!

32 pages, $2.99.

THUNDERBOLTS #171

Written by Jeff Parker, art and cover by Kev Walker.

* As the ‘Bolts continue their escape through time, Songbird escapes for an island vacation.

* But In Tahiti, a mad scientist sets his sights on Melissa Gold -- but he ain't the only one mad about it!

32 pages, $2.99.

DEFENDERS #4

Written by Matt Fraction, art by Michael Lark, cover by Terry Dodson.

* Who is the great lost love of Dr. Strange's life?

* Why does a young-gun magician have Strange in his sights?

* What is the Concordance Engine?

32 pages, $3.99.

FEAR ITSELF: THE FEARLESS #10 & #11

Written by Cullen Bunn, Matt Fraction and Christopher Yost, art by Mark Bagley and Paul Pelletier, covers By Arthur Adams

* Valkyrie stands alone against the terrifying power of the D.O.A. while Sin brings her earth-shattering plans to completion!

* This deadly plot brings in a host of Marvel's mightiest heroes, as a universe fights for survival!

* Valkyrie faces a shocking fate as the final Sleeper awakens!

32 pages, $2.99.

GHOST RIDER #9

Written by Rob Williams, art by Lee Garbett, cover by Blankas (Kyung-Jin Lee).

* Final giant-sized issue!

* The Ghost Rider declares war on hell to save the souls of those she has damned, no matter the consequences!

* Will Jonny Blaze take on the curse of the Ghost Rider and save Alejandra? Can she even be saved?

40 pages, $2.99.

VILLAINS FOR HIRE #4

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, art by Renato Arlem, cover by Rodolfo Migliari

* Who will win the clash of the criminal masterminds in this shocking series finale?

* Featuring cult faves like Tiger Shark, Avalanche, Shocker and Scourge!

32 pages, $2.99.

WOLVERINE, PUNISHER & GHOST RIDER: OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #8

Written by Various.

* Watch History Unfold As Marvel's Official Chronicles Continue!

* Synopses For Dozens Of Comics -- Covering Heroes, Villains, Teams And Equipment, And Providing Vital Chronological And Behind-The-Scenes Information!

64 pages, $3.99.

THE TWELVE #11

Written by J. Michael Straczynski, art by Chris Weston, cover by Paolo Rivera

* The Showdown With The Killer Who's Been Targeting The Twelve!

* Madness! Mayhem! And Did We Mention The Madness?!

32 pages, $2.99.

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #1

Written by Dave Lapham, art by Roberto De La Torre, cover by Humberto Ramos,variant cover by Bryan Hitch.

* Spinning directly out of Uncanny X-Force

* The Amazing X-Men have lost and the evil Weapon X Is more powerful than ever.

* Jean Grey and Sabretooth are at their lowest

* Who Are The X-Terminated?

32 pages, $2.99.

ASTONISHING X-MEN #48

Written by Marjorie Liu, art by Mike Perkins, cover by Dustin Weaver.

* New treative team!

* The X-Men return to New York City, but it's not a social call.

32 pages, $3.99.

UNCANNY X-MEN #8

Written by Kieron Gillen, art and cover by Greg Land.

* The conclusion of Tabula Rasa!

* Namor does the unthinkable to save the day.

32 pages, $3.99.

UNCANNY X-MEN #9

Written by Kieron Gillen, art and cover by Carlos Pacheco.

* Prison break!

* Featuring The Avengers!

32 pages, $3.99.

WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN ALPHA & OMEGA #3

Written by Brian Wood, art by Mark Brooks and Roland Boschi, cover by John Tyler Christopher.

* Quentin loses control over the construct.

* Logan's health further deteriorates, while in the real world the Berserker Invades The Jean Grey School

* Quentin enters The Construct as a "player" to try and regain control over his creation

32 pages, $3.99.

WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #7

Written by Jason Aaron, art and cover by Nick Bradshaw.

* A pregnant Kitty Pryde, Broo The Broodling, and an army of Bamfs vs. an all-new, unstoppable alien foe!

* Meanwhile, Beast, Iceman and Rachel Grey shrink down inside their friend to deal with her…condition!

* Plus, Wolverine deals with a problem you never thought he'd face…

32 pages, $3.99.

WOLVERINE #302 & #303

Written by Jason Aaron, art by Billy Tan and Steven Sanders, #302 cover by Arthur Adams, #303 cover by Jerome Opena.

* Logan, Yukio and Amiko invade the secret cave headquarters of The Hand to save the Silver Samurai

* The big finale of the Hand/Yakuza War!

* The Puppetmaster is finally revealed

* This ending will forever change the landscape for Wolverine in Japan.

32 pages, $3.99.

UNCANNY X-FORCE #23

Written by Rick Remender, art byGreg Tocchini (A) cover by Leinil Francis Yu

* The trial of Fantomex concludes!

* The multiverse is in danger, the Captain Britain Corps is in shambles and it is up to X-Force to save the day.

* A terrible choice must be made for the protection of all reality!

32 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN #26

Written by Victor Gischler, art and cover byJorge Molina.

* The X-Men fight to rescue Jubilee from the hands of her vampire brethren!

* The Forgiven fight to protect their own!

* Featuring the deadliest mercenaries in the entire Marvel Universe!

32 pages, $3.99.

X-MEN LEGACY #263

Written by Christos Gage, art by David Baldeon, cover by Mark Brooks.

* The final chapter in the story featuring classic X-Villain Exodus.

* Wolverine's X-Men are joined in battle by Cyclops' young X-Men recruits…to disastrous results!

32 pages, $2.99.

X-MEN LEGACY #264

Written by Christos Gage, art by Rafa Sandoval, cover by Mark Brooks.

* Featuring Mimic And Weapon Omega!

* Weapon Omega is a mutant time bomb, ready to explode…and he's just shown up on the doorstep of the Jean Grey School For Higher Learning. How will the X-Men disarm him before he detonates?

32 pages, $2.99.

DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE #22 & #23

Written by Rob Williams, art by Alessandro Vitti, covers by Giuseppe Camuncoli.

* Series finale!

* Daken's terminal disease is in its final stages. What choices will he makes when finally faced with death? Will he die here and what will his final actions be?

* The final confrontation between Daken and his father, Wolverine.

32 pages, $2.99.

X-23 #21

Written by Marjorie Liu, art by Phil Noto, cover by Kalman Andrasofsky.

* Series finale!

* X-23's globehopping journey comes to a close.

* After all this time spent choosing who she will be, will she permanently choose a team as well?

32 pages, $2.99.

NEW MUTANTS #39

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, art by Leo Fernandez, cover by Kris Anka.

* Trapped on an island consumed by a super virus, the New Mutants fall one by one to the monstrous infection...and begin to change.

* Can Warlock keep the virus in check, even if it means going against his friends?

32 pages, $2.99.

X-FACTOR #233

Written by Peter David, art by Leonard Kirk, cover by David Yardin.

* Havok and Polaris take the reins of X-Factor Investigations!

* Featuring the return of X-Factor for the Isolationist.

32 pages, $2.99.

X-CLUB #4

Written by Simon Spurrier, art by Paul Davidson, cover by Rodin Esquejo.

* The X-Club fights Nazis! With science!

* And the villain responsible for framing the X-Men Is revealed...

32 pages, $2.99.

GENERATION HOPE #17

Written by James Asmus, art by Takeshi Miyazawa, cover by Salvador Espin.

* The mutiny continues, as the Lights rebel against their leader!

* Kenji vs. Hope for the final fate of the Lights!

32 pages, $2.99.

DEADPOOL #52

Written by Daniel Way, art by Ale Garza, cover by Dave Johnson.

* 'Pool's epic "Dead" storyline continues!

* Deadpool wants to die…can he make it happen?

* Will X-Force stop him…or pull the trigger?

32 pages, $2.99.

DEADPOOL MAX II #6

Written by David Lapham, art and cover by Kyle Baker.

* Final issue!

* The gang's all here! Deadpool, Hydra Bob, Cable and Taskmaster team up to take down the shadow government that's running the country.

* Death, betrayal and fart jokes!

32 pages, $3.99.

SUPERCROOKS #1

Written by Mark Millar, art by Leinil Yu.

When the market is flooded with competition and the authorities are always on your tail, what's an all-American supervillain to do? Go to Spain, of course! A new series about a team of superpowered ne'er-do-wells looking to pull off one last heist in the land of bullfighting and delicious churros.

32 pages, $3.99.








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