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MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011

MARVEL COMICS FOR MARCH -- TRADE PAPERBACKS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Mark Bagley, covers by Joe Quesada and Mark Bagley.

In 2000, Marvel launched the Ultimate Universe, reinventing Spider-Man for a new millennium. Now, the first three years of Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley's take on the web-slinger are collected in one oversized volume! Relive Peter Parker's early days as Spider-Man, learning to fight crime by trial and error as he struggles to balance his new life with the demands of high school: puberty, homework and dating! Even with the help of his best friend and confidante, Mary Jane Watson, Peter has a heavy load to bear. But the neophyte Spider-Man is making enemies left and right -- including the Green Goblin, the Kingpin of Crime, Dr. Octopus, Kraven the Hunter and the maniacal Venom -- and unless he can rise to the occasion, he may not survive until prom! Collecting Ultimate Spider-Man (2000) #1-39 and #1/2.

1000 pages, $99.99.

AVENGERS: THE ROAD TO THE AVENGERS TPB

Written by Peter David, Christos Gage, Joe Casey, Justin Theroux and Fred Van Lente, penciled by Sean Chen, Hugo Petrus, Barry Kitson, Ron Lim, Timothy Green Ii, Felix Ruiz, Matt Camp, Luke Ross, Neil Edwards, Javi Fernandez and Rich Elsom, cover by Charlie Wen and Paolo Rivera.

Gear up for the Avengers movie with these official, in-continuity stories! First, it's an expanded re-imagining of the original Iron Man, featuring bonus scenes not in the movie! Next, what happened between the events of Iron Man and Iron Man 2? How did Tony Stark put a new chapter in the history books, and break and rewrite all the rules? Then, it's Black Widow, Nick Fury and Agent Coulson in espionage action! And finally, Steve Rogers was the inspiration for millions during WWII -- but where did he get his inspiration? How did he meet his best friend, "Bucky" Barnes? And what set him on the path to becoming Captain America, the First Avenger? Collecting Iron Man: I Am Iron Man! #1-2, Iron Man 2: Public Identity #1-3, Iron Man 2: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Captain America: First Vengeance #1-4.

256 pages, $24.99.

AVENGERS: THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE HC

Written by Allan Heinberg, penciled by Jim Cheung, Olivier Coipel and Alan Davis, cover by Jim Cheung.

When Wiccan's reality-altering powers begin to rival those of the Scarlet Witch, the young hero sets out on a quest to find her that spans the Marvel Universe and pits Wiccan against both the Avengers and the Young Avengers. But will Wiccan's desire to solve the mystery of his parentage be his salvation or his undoing? With three words, the Scarlet Witch changed the world forever -- and with her return, nothing will ever be the same for the Marvel Universe. This self-contained event reintroduces and redefines the Young Avengers and the Scarlet Witch for the Heroic Age, and is essential reading for any Avengers fan. Collecting Avengers: The Children's Crusade #1-9, Avengers: The Children's Crusade -- Young Avengers #1 and material from Uncanny X-Men #526.

248 pages, $34.99.

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE: AN ORAL HISTORY OF EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES GN-TPB

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Jack Kirby, Neal Adams, John Buscema and various, cover by Arthur Adams.

A new, prose retelling of the history of Earth's Mightiest Heroes -- as told by the team members themselves! Collecting the backup features from Avengers (2010) #1-12 and New Avengers (2010) #1-11.

120 pages, $14.99.

ASTONISHING X-MEN BY JOSS WHEDON & JOHN CASSADAY ULTIMATE COLLECTION BOOK 2 TPB

Written by Joss Whedon, art and cover by John Cassaday.

Things go from peculiar to just plain bizarre as Emma Frost's erratic behavior sends the X-Men into a non-stop downward spiral, and the new Hellfire Club makes its move! Plus: the X-Man destined to destroy the Breakworld stands revealed! Who is it? And will the X-Men be able to protect Earth from certain destruction at the hands of the Breakworld? When it's all over, nothing will ever be the same! Collecting Astonishing X-Men (2004) #13-24 and Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1.

344 pages, $29.99.

AVENGERS: LEGION OF THE UNLIVING TPB

Written by Steve Englehart, Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas, Len Kaminski, Tom DeFalco and Kurt Busiek, art by Sal Buscema, M.C. Wyman, Bob Hall, John Romita Jr., Keith Pollard, Marshall Rogers, Jackson Guice, Ron Frenz, Dave Cockrum, Paul Ryan and George Perez, cover by Gil Kane.

It's been said that when there's no more room left in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth! And that's just what happens when Earth's Mightiest Heroes come face-to-face with various hordes of dearly departed heroes and villains! Featuring the original Human Torch, the Swordsman, the Monster of Frankenstein and Count Nefaria -- plus more cantankerous cadavers than you can shake an Uru hammer at! Collecting Avengers (1963) #131-132, #352-354 and Annual #16; Giant-Size Avengers #3; Avengers West Coast #61; and Avengers (1998) #10-11.

256 pages, $29.99.

AVENGERS: HAWKEYE -- SOLO TPB

Written by Jen Van Meter and Jim McCann, art by Roger Robinson and Clayton Henry, cover by John Tyler Christopher.

The arrowed Avenger returns! When a stranger lies dead at the Avengers' doorstep, Hawkeye won't let his world be implicated in a grisly murder. But what seems to be a simple killing gives way to a gruesome conspiracy -- one Hawkeye can't walk away from -- and one that involves╔the Trapster?! Jen Van Meter and Roger Robinson bring Hawkeye with a vengeance! Plus: Hank Pym and the students of Avengers Academy leave the school behind for a mystery too fantastic to believe! Collecting AVENGERS: SOLO #1-5.

136 pages, $16.99.

AVENGERS: WEST COAST AVENGERS ASSEMBLE TPB

Written by ROGER STERN & BOB HARRAS Penciled by BOB HALL, LUKE MCDONNELL, AL MILGROM, CARMINE INFANTINO & DON HUDSON Cover by BOB HALL

Earth's Mightiest Heroes head west! The bigger they are, the harder they hit -- and the threats come big, bigger and biggest in this collection of the West Coast Avengers' early victories against Graviton, Goliath and Maelstrom! Featuring multiple Avengers from multiple rosters! And who was the West Coast Avengers' real first recruit? Find out here! Collecting WEST COAST AVENGERS (1984) #1-4, IRON MAN ANNUAL #7, AVENGERS (1963) #250 -- plus material from AVENGERS (1963) #239, #243-244 and #246; and AVENGERS WEST COAST #100.

208 pagss, $19.99.

AVENGERS: MYTHOS HC

Written by PAUL JENKINS, ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA, ADAM GLASS, MIKE BENSON, SEAN MCKEEVER, KATHRYN IMMONEN & KYLE HIGGINS Penciled by PAOLO RIVERA, STEPHANIE HANS, DALIBOR TALAJIC, MIRCO PIERFEDERICI, AL BARRIONUEVO & STEPHANE PERGER Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Avengers origins, updated and reimagined! It's a fully painted retelling of the earliest days of the gamma-powered Hulk! Witness Steve Rogers' transformation from a weakling with a heart of steel into Captain America! Revisit the unlikely courtship of the astonishing Ant-Man and the winsome Wasp! Can a lifetime of good deeds make up for Luke Cage's years spent on the other side of the law? See Pietro and Wanda Maximoff grow from children on the run to Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Tasked with destroying the Avengers, the android Vision must defy his creator. And finally, join Thor for a timeless family drama played out against a cosmic backdrop. Collecting MYTHOS: HULK and CAPTAIN AMERICA; and AVENGERS ORIGINS: ANT-MAN & THE WASP, LUKE CAGE, QUICKSILVER & THE SCARLET WITCH, VISION and THOR.

208 pages, $24.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS VS. NEW ULTIMATES: DEATH OF SPIDER-MAN TPB

Written by MARK MILLAR Penciled by LEINIL FRANCIS YU & STEPHEN SEGOVIA Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

When Earth's mightiest heroes collide, will Spider-Man pay the ultimate price? Plans for America's next generation of Super-Soldiers have been stolen and sold to the highest bidder. While Carol Danvers and the Ultimates blame Nick Fury, the leader of the Avengers, for the theft, the black-ops mastermind believes Danvers herself to be the culprit. The teams' mistrust erupts into violence as Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the Punisher, War Machine and more collide in the middle of New York City. And Spider-Man is caught in the crossfire! Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS VS. NEW ULTIMATES #1-6.

144 pages, $19.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: MARVEL TEAM-UP VOL. 2 HC

Written by LEN WEIN with GERRY CONWAY & STEVE GERBER Penciled by GIL KANE with ROSS ANDRU, SAL BUSCEMA & DON HECK Cover by JOHN ROMITA

Spider-Man has never had the best luck with friends and when you're teamed-up with buddies like Ghost Rider and Jack Russell, the Werewolf by Night--well, who needs enemies? Yes, that's right, it's time for another webslinging Marvel Team-Up Masterworks! Spidey is joined by an unmatched who's who of the Marvel U. From Captain America, the Sub-Mariner, Mr. Fantastic and Captain Marvel to Ka-Zar, Black Panther, Dr. Strange and Hawkeye, it's a feast of super heroic proportions for every action/adventure addict. You'll experience a cross-country course of battles from San Fran to NYC against the Grey Gargoyle, the unnerving Orb, Mole Man, Stegron the Dinosaur Man, Quasimodo, and Xandu, who returns for the first time since his Lee/Ditko debut. And just for good measure, Human Torch and the Hulk pair up against Blastaar the Living Bomb Burst! Collecting MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #12-22 & DAREDEVIL (1964) #103

256 pages, $59.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AVENGERS VOL. 4 TPB

Written by STAN LEE & ROY THOMAS Penciled by DON HECK Cover by GIL KANE & RICHARD ISANOVE

Avengers Assemble! Earth's Mightiest Heroes are back in another mighty MARVEL MASTERWORKS volume of top-notch Silver Age classics! So hold on tight as Captain America, Goliath, the Wasp, Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch battle the villainous Sons of the Serpent, the Living Laser, Ultrana and no less than the scheming Sub-Mariner himself! This one's a packed-to-the-gills thriller -- with guest-appearances by Iron Man, Black Widow, Hercules and Nick Fury; the first appearance of Giant-Man-to-be Bill Foster; and the beginning of AVENGERS storyteller supreme Roy Thomas' amazing run,! Reserve your copy today, True Believer! Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #31-40.

224 pages, $24.99.

X-MEN: SEASON ONE PREMIERE HC

Written by DENNIS HOPELESS Penciled by JAMIE MCKELVIE Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO

Welcome to the X-Men's first year -- hope you survive the experience! Professor Charles Xavier has recruited five of the most powerful mutants he's ever seen to save a world that hates and fears them. But there's only one problem: They're teenagers who have to survive hormones and uncontrollable super-powers, all while fighting for their very lives. So right now's the perfect time for Magneto and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants -- along with the Sentinels, Unus the Untouchable and more -- to make their bids for control of the world, right? The first class of X-Men are forged in the fires of combat in ways you've never seen before. You only think you know the story! Also features UNCANNY X-MEN (2012) #1 by Kieron Gillen and Carlos Pacheco!

136 pages, $24.99.

DAREDEVIL: SEASON ONE PREMIERE HC

Written by ANTONY JOHNSTON Penciled by WELLINTON ALVES Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO

Meet Matt Murdock, one of New York's finest attorneys by day and swashbuckling crime-fighter Daredevil by night! Discover the dark secrets behind his first days in the costume, as the man without sight became the man without fear--and one of the greatest heroes in comic history. Daredevil faces off against the Owl, Purple Man and Mr. Fear for the first time╔but it's not what you remember! Also features DAREDEVIL #1 by Mark Waid, Paulo Rivera and Marcos Martin!

136 pages, $24.99.

SPIDER-MAN: SEASON ONE PREMIERE HC

Written by CULLEN BUNN Penciled by NEIL EDWARDS Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO

The greatest origin story of all time, retold for a new generation. Also includes AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #1 by Zeb Wells and Joe Madureira!

136 pages, $24.99.

SPIDER-MAN: THE GRAPHIC NOVELS HC

Written by SUSAN PUTNEY, GERRY CONWAY, CHARLES VESS & STAN LEE Penciled by BERNI WRIGHTSON, ALEX SAVIUK, CHARLES VESS & ROSS ANDRU Cover by CHARLES VESS

Several of the Amazing Spider-Man's most extraordinary adventures take the spotlight in this fabulous collection! From being whisked away to a bizarre fantasy world inhabited by a creature of near limitless power to dealing with unruly ghosts in an ancient Scottish castle, things have never been weirder for our hapless hero! Plus: The secret history of Peter and Mary Jane is revealed in a moving, timelesstale -- and the action turns up a notch as Spidey teams with Silver Sable to face a Nazi menace! Featuring the villainy of Doc Ock and the Hellfire Club! Collecting MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL #22: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN -- HOOKY, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: PARALLEL LIVES, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: SPIRITS OF THE EARTH HC and SPIDER-MAN: FEAR ITSELF.

288 pages, $34.99.

SHATTERED HEROES HC

Written by ED BRUBAKER, MATT FRACTION, JEPH LOEB, DAVID LAPHAM, CHRIS YOST, FRED VAN LENTE & BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by JACKSON GUICE, ADAM KUBERT, SALVADOR LARROCA, JAVIER PULIDO, ED MCGUINNESS, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, RYAN STEGMAN, TERRY DODSON & BRYAN HITCH Cover by JACKSON GUICE, ADAM KUBERT & SALVADOR LARROCA

In the wake of FEAR ITSELF, the Marvel Universe's heroes are shattered! See how life has been forever altered for Captain America, as Marvel's heroes hold a wake for fallen friends Bucky Barnes and Thor. Meanwhile, Odin decides the final fate of Asgard -- and it will never be the same. Then, Tony Stark squares off against Odin -- and before it's all over, Tony's darkest secret is leaked to the world! Plus: The future of the Marvel Universe is unveiled as seven stories set the stage for everything coming your way in 2012, brought to you by the biggest names in the comics industry. Catch the opening act of the biggest changes to the Marvel Universe in more than 35 years! Collecting FEAR ITSELF #7.1: CAPTAIN AMERICA, FEAR ITSELF #7.2: THOR, FEAR ITSELF #7.3: IRON MAN and POINT ONE.

128 pages, $19.99.

DEATHLOK: THE LIVING NIGHTMARE OF MICHAEL COLLINS PREMIERE HC

Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE & GREGORY WRIGHT Penciled by JACKSON GUICE & DENYS COWAN Covers by JOE JUSKO & DENYS COWAN

The war machine -- for peace! In 1990, the time-traveling cyborg star of the seventies' ASTONISHING TALES was literally reinvented to protect the present instead of the future! Terrorism, revolution and giant robot ants come together in Michael Collins' first few issues on the job! Guest-starring Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., and the X-Men's Sunfire! Collecting DEATHLOK (1990) #1-4.

208 pages, $29.99.

CLOAK & DAGGER: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT PREMIERE HC

Written by BILL MANTLO & AL MILGROM Penciled by ED HANNIGAN, AL MILGROM, RON FRENZ, TONY SALMONS, RICK LEONARDI & KERRY GAMMILL Covers by AL MILGROM & ED HANNIGAN

Created by the underworld -- sworn to destroy it! Cloak and Dagger hit the streets to fight organized crime and super villainy! When they set their sights on the Kingpin, Spider-Man thinks they're going too far, but his webs can't rein them in! Plus: The Punisher's on the prowl, and it's a problem for everybody! Guest-starring the Black Cat, the New Mutants and the Spidey supporting players of yesteryear! Collecting PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1972) #64, #69-70, #81-82 and #94-96; MARVEL TEAM-UP ANNUAL #6; and MARVEL FANFARE (1982) #19.

264 pages, $29.99.

SPIDER-MAN: PERCEPTIONS PREMIERE HC

Written by TODD MCFARLANE Penciled by TODD MCFARLANE Cover by TODD MCFARLANE

Spider-Man artist extraordinaire Todd McFarlane continues his unique take on everyone's favorite Wall-Crawler! When young boys' bodies begin to surface and rumors of a murderous Bigfoot hit the news, Peter Parker journeys to the Great White North to investigate. But he discovers more than he bargained for when both Wolverine and Wendigo arrive on the scene! And as savage as he is, is Wendigo truly responsible for the boys' deaths -- or is the truth far more sinister? Collecting SPIDER-MAN (1990) #8-12.

120 pages, $19.99.

FEAR ITSELF: YOUTH IN REVOLT PREMIERE HC

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

Collecting FEAR ITSELF: YOUTH IN REVOLT #1-6.

144 pages, $19.99.

FEAR ITSELF: DRACULA PREMIERE HC

Written by VICTOR GISCHLER Penciled by RYAN STEGMAN, GORAN PARLOV, DALIBOR TALAJIC & GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI Cover by GABRIELLE DELL'OTTO

Collecting FEAR ITSELF: HULK VS. DRACULA #1-3, TOMB OF DRACULA PRESENTS: THRONE OF BLOOD and DEATH OF DRACULA.

152 pages, $19.99.

FEAR ITSELF: SPIDER-MAN PREMIERE HC

Written by CHRIS YOST, CULLEN BUNN, CHRISTOS GAGE, JEFF PARKER, JEN VAN METER, FRANK TIERI, GREG PAK & TOM DEFALCO Penciled by MIKE MCKONE, TOM GRUMMETT, ELIA BONETTI, DECLAN SHALVEY, CLAYTON HENRY, ERIC CANETE, LEE WEEKS & MARIO ALBERTI Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Manhattan is gripped in violent panic. Peter Parker hasn't slept in days. Spider-Man cannot -- WILL not -- stop if there are people to be saved. But as the opening salvos of FEAR ITSELF take their toll, will Spidey be able to fight his own doubts? Plus: Ben Grimm, one of Marvel's most beloved heroes, is now an avatar of the Serpent, cutting an unstoppable path of destruction through the heart of New York! How did the Serpent's Hammer seduce him? And can he be stopped before he levels the entire city in the name of his dark master? And finally, the secrets of FEAR ITSELF's Hammer-wielders are revealed! Get up to speed on the origins of the Worthy, the foes shattering the Marvel Universe's very core! Collecting FEAR ITSELF SPIDER-MAN #1-3, FEAR ITSELF: FF and FEAR ITSELF: THE WORTHY.

128 pages, $19.99.

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY: FEAR ITSELF FALLOUT PREMIERE HC

Written by ROB RODI & KIERON GILLEN Penciled by PASQUAL FERRY, RICH ELSON & WHILCE PORTACIO Cover by STEPHANIE HANS

Everyone in Asgard remembers Loki's previous life -- but they're all strangers to him, and fully intend to keep it that way. Desperate, Loki conjures up a mystical means of eavesdropping on their private thoughts -- but what he learns doesn't make him happy. And the lesson may cost him his life! Plus: 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 gods and what exactly they're going to do about FEAR ITSELF, you'll want to hear what he has to say. Collecting JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #626.1 and #627-631.

144 pages, $19.99.

SECRET AVENGERS VOL. 3: RUN THE MISSION. DON'T GET CAUGHT. SAVE THE WORLD. PREMIERE HC

Written by WARREN ELLIS Penciled by JAMIE MCKELVIE, KEV WALKER, DAVID AJA, MICHAEL LARK, ALEX MALEEV & MIKE DEODATO JR. Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

Warren Ellis pens six standalone tales that plunge the Secret Avengers into a world of underground black-ops insanity they could never have imagined! A forgotten underground metropolis, Yugoslavian bio-terror, a world-threatening bomb from a broken universe, an ancient and terrible threat mined by drug lords, a time-travel adventure to save the team, and a dangerous investigation into the offices of O*N*E -- can the Secret Avengers triumph over the hidden horrors of the world? Collecting SECRET AVENGERS #16-21.

144 pages, $24.99.

WOLVERINE: GOODBYE, CHINATOWN PREMIERE HC

Written by JASON AARON Penciled by RON GARNEY & RENATO GUEDES Cover by RON GARNEY

Spinning out of the landmark events of X-MEN SCHISM! It's a new day for Wolverine, but first he has one last bit of old business to deal with in Chinatown. Journey to the stronghold of the world's newest, most powerful drug dealer -- at the center of the earth. There, Logan finds two fierce and unlikely new allies: the Agents of Atlas' Gorilla Man and the Immortal Weapon Fat Cobra! Then, it's a prelude to the biggest Wolverine arc in years. War is brewing between Hand ninjas and Yakuza gangsters, and it brings Wolverine face-to-face with Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of Crime. What mysterious former love interests have come along for the ride? And who's behind this war, anyway? Do you like surprises? If so, then don't miss this story -- it offers up a doozy. Collecting WOLVERINE (2010) #17-20.

112 pages, $19.99.

DEADPOOL VOL. 10: EVIL DEADPOOL PREMIERE HC

Written by DANIEL WAY Penciled by SALVADOR ESPIN Cover by NICK BRADSHAW

What would happen if a collection of Deadpool's frozen, severed body parts were to be thrown into a dumpster and then, once thawed, fuse together to form a new -- and totally evil -- Deadpool? Well, we could tell you -- but it'd be way cooler if you read it for yourself! Collecting DEADPOOL (2008) #45-49 and #49.1.

144 pages, $19.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN BY NICK SPENCER VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC

Written by NICK SPENCER Penciled by PACO MEDINA Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

The biggest mutant cover-up has gone public as the true history of the X-Gene is revealed. The U.S. government has been outed as the X-Gene's creator, and mutants have been branded terrorists. As an identity crisis rocks the mutant world, the mistrust between man and x-man gets deeper -- and it is during this insanity that the X-Men emerge. Who are the X-Men? And how will they fare in a world in which they're criminals? Will these outlaw mutants be willing to defend mankind when all humanity cries out for their imprisonment? Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #1-6.

144 pages, $24.99.

UNCANNY X-MEN BY KIERON GILLEN VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC

Written by KIERON GILLEN Penciled by CARLOS PACHECO & BRANDON PETERSON Cover by CARLOS PACHECO

In the wake of SCHISM, UNCANNY X-MEN starts over. What is to become of Cyclops and the mutants who side with him after the big split? And what does it have to do with the resurrected Mr. Sinister? The hottest new writer in the business, Kieron Gillen (THOR), and superstar artist Carlos Pacheco (ULTIMATE AVENGERS) bring you the biggest and baddest X-Men you've ever seen. Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (2012) #1-4.

112 pages, $19.99.

ELEKTRA BY GREG RUCKA ULTIMATE COLLECTION TPB

Written by GREG RUCKA Penciled by CHUCK AUSTEN, JOE BENNETT, CARLO PAGULAYAN, CARLOS MEGLIA & GREG HORN Cover by GREG HORN

Immerse yourself in the world of the Marvel Universe's most dangerous assassin as acclaimed writer Greg Rucka takes Elektra Natchios -- a woman trained in the ninja arts by both the Chaste and the Hand, the epitomes of purest good and foulest evil -- on a soul-searching journey into her own mind. Taken hostage by a deadly adversary, Elektra is forced to confront her murderous past and realizes she must change or die. But first, she needs to discover the shocking truth about who has set out to destroy her career -- and why! A shaken Elektra decides to amend her murderous ways -- but will she be able to reach out for help, and find a life beyond killing and death? Collecting ELEKTRA (2001) #7-22 and material from MARVEL KNIGHTS DOUBLE-SHOT #3.

384 pages, $34.99.

SECRET WARRIORS VOL. 6: WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS TPB

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Penciled by ALESSANDRO VITTI Cover by PAUL RENAUD

Collecting SECRET WARRIORS #25-28.

112 pages, $14.99.

THUNDERBOLTS: THE GREAT ESCAPE TPB

Written by JEFF PARKER Penciled by KEV WALKER & DECLAN SHALVEY Cover by PASQUAL FERRY

Collecting THUNDERBOLTS #163-168 and #163.1.

168 pages, $19.99.

LEGION OF MONSTERS TPB

Written by DENNIS HOPELESS Penciled by JUAN DOE Cover by JUAN DOE

A monster adventure to scream over! Elsa Bloodstone hates monsters -- and when the trail of a mysterious serial killer leads to their underground city, Elsa's ready to kick some horrific butt. Morbius the Living Vampire, Werewolf by Night, the Living Mummy and the slithery Manphibian have news for her, though: The monsters are innocent, and the real killer is out there -- a creature so terrifying and vicious even monsters are scared to death! And now, Elsa Bloodstone and the Legion of Monsters are on the case! Collecting LEGION OF MONSTERS (2011) #1-4.

96 pages, $15.99.

SPIDER-MAN: THE RETURN OF ANTI-VENOM TPB

Written by DAN SLOTT & CHRISTOS GAGE Penciled by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI, RYAN STEGMAN & HUMBERTO RAMOS Cover by FRANK CHO

Eddie Brock is back -- and trying to be a hero. Now he just needs to prove it to Spider-Man. Thing is, he cuts a mean swath as Anti-Venom -- that huge, hulking, monstrous persona with the sharp teeth and slathering tongue that scares the dickens out of criminals and civilians alike. So this new hero gig is going to be a tough sell. But as soon as Anti-Venom can convince Spidey they're after the same bad guy -- the split-personality crime lord Mr. Negative -- they'll have to figure out whether the second coming of the Wraith is a partner in their war on crime, or something more sinister. Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #663-665 and FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2011: SPIDER-MAN.

120 pages, $15.99.

VENOM BY RICK REMENDER VOL. 1 TPB

Written by RICK REMENDER Penciled by TONY MOORE & TOM FOWLER Cover by JOE QUESADA

A new Venom for a new era! Flash Thompson is Spider-Man's biggest fan. That hero worship inspired him to enlist in the Army, where he became a decorated veteran and war hero. And though he lost his legs, Flash never lost his dignity -- or his desire to serve. Now, the government has offered him a chance to be a hero once again -- to don the alien symbiote that grants its wearer powers similar to those of Spider-Man, but also puts them at risk of permanently bonding with the parasitic creature. Flash Thompson is Venom, the government's most lethal special operative -- sent into the hottest of hot zones against the worst enemies of the state. He's fought tough foes before, but the toughest opponent he faces may just be himself. Collecting VENOM (2011) #1-5.

120 pages, $16.99.

DEADPOOL VOL. 8: OPERATION ANNIHILATION TPB

Written by DANIEL WAY & JOE KELLY Penciled by SHELDON VELLA, BONG DAZO & ED MCGUINNESS Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Deadpool travels home to Earth, but Macho Gomez is waiting for him, and he's brought some of Deadpool's old "friends" -- including Hydra Bob, Big Bertha, Taskmaster and Blind Al. They all have one thing in common: Wade screwed them, and they want his hide! Then, Wade gets what he's always wanted: a chance to die! With his ridonkulous healing factor, Wade can't be killed by any ordinary Joe -- so he finds the biggest, strongest, greenest and angriest guy in the Marvel Universe: the Incredible Hulk! It's a last-man-standing battle between the Green Goliath and the Merc with a Mouth -- a battle Wade's trying to lose. The question is, can he? Plus: In a bonus tale of Deadpool past, Wade must procure a vial of the Hulk's gamma-irradiated blood! Collecting DEADPOOL (2008) #36-39 and DEADPOOL (1997) #4.

112 pages, $15.99.

X-MEN: FIRST TO LAST TPB

Written by CHRIS YOST Penciled by PACO MEDINA & DALIBOR TALAJIC Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

The Evolutionaries have arrived to save mutantkind. All it will cost is the lives of all seven billion human beings on Earth! Charged with aiding emerging species and helping ensure their survival, the Evolutionaries have judged that mutants are genetically superior to humans. But since humanity has hunted mutants to near-extinction, all humans must now die so mutantkind can live. And so must Cyclops, an unfit leader who doesn't share the Evolutionaries' vision. Does the X-Men's past hold the key to their future -- and that of humanity, as well? Collecting X-MEN (2010) #12-15 and X-MEN: GIANT-SIZE #1.

136 pages, $15.99.

ANNIHILATORS: EARTHFALL TPB

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING Penciled by TAN ENG HUAT, TIMOTHY GREEN II Cover by ALEX GARNER

From the fallout of ANNIHILATION and the end of the Guardians of the Galaxy, an all-too-familiar cosmic threat has returned, this time with Earth as his beachhead. His followers span a thousand worlds, awaiting only the word to begin new wars in his name╔unless Gladiator, Quasar, Ronan, Ikon and Beta-Ray Bill -- the all-new Annihilators -- can silence him first! So why are the Avengers standing in their way, and what are the true stakes if either side fails? Plus: It's Mojo versus Rocket Raccoon and Groot onstage for a high-stakes campy cosmic free-for-all! Collecting ANNIHILATORS: EARTHFALL #1-4.

112 pages, $14.99.

SPIDER-MAN & THE NEW WARRIORS: THE HERO KILLERS TPB

Written by DAVID MICHELINIE, ERIC FEIN, TOM BREVOORT, MIKE KANTEROVICH, GLENN HERDLING, ALAN BARNUM & FABIAN NICIEZA Penciled by SCOTT MCDANIEL, AARON LOPRESTI, SCOTT KOLINS, VINCE EVANS, TOD SMITH, BRANDON PETERSON & STEVE BUCCELLATO Cover by MARK BAGLEY

Spider-Man and the New Warriors delve into the mystery surrounding the disappearances of several super heroes -- but their investigating leads them to more than they can handle when they witness the resurrection of the supremely powerful Sphinx! Also included in this wondrous, web-filled volume are tales of the Black Cat, Cloak & Dagger and Venom! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #26; PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #12; WEB OF SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL 8 and NEW WARRIORS ANNUAL #2.

232 pages, $24.99.

MARVEL FIRSTS: THE 1960S TPB

Written by various Penciled by various Cover by JACK KIRBY & STEVE DITKO

Collecting RAWHIDE KID (1955) #17; material from AMAZING ADVEN-TURES (1961) #1; FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #1; material from TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #27, #51 and #70; INCREDIBLE HULK (1962) #1; material from AMAZING FANTASY #15; material from JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #83; material from STRANGE TALES (1951) #101, #110 and #135; TWO-GUN KID #60; material from TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #39, #49 and #59; SGT. FURY AND HIS HOWLING COMMANDOS #1; AVENGERS (1963) #1; X-MEN (1963) #1; DAREDEVIL (1964) #1; GHOST RIDER (1967) #1; MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1967) #12 and #19-20, CAPTAIN SAVAGE #1; and material from SILVER SURFER (1968) #1.

488 pages, $29.99.

MARVEL FIRSTS: THE 1970s VOL. 1 TPB

Written by various Penciled by various Cover by VARIOUS

Collecting AMAZING ADVENTURES (1970) #1, #11 and #18; SAVAGE TALES (1971) #1; MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1971) #1-2 and #5; MARVEL FEATURE (1971) #1; MAR-VEL PREMIERE #1: TOMB OF DRACULA #1; HERO FOR HIRE #1; COMBAT KELLY & THE DEADLY DOZEN #1; OUTLAW KID (1970) #10; GUNHAWKS #1; THE CAT #1: SHANNA THE SHE-DEVIL (1972) #1; and MONSTER OF FRANKENSTEIN #1.

392 pages, $29.99.

MARVEL FIRSTS: THE 1970S VOL. 2 TPB

Written by various Penciled by various Cover by VARIOUS

Marvel's exploration of the sensational seventies continues, with an extra-sized emphasis on mutants and monsters! See the ongoing debuts of Brother Voodoo; Deathlok; Iron Fist; Man-Wolf; Howard the Duck; the All-New, All-Different X-Men; WWII's Invaders and others! Cyborgs, war, horror, heroes and more -- it's the Marvel 1970s laid bare! Collecting material from TALES OF THE ZOMBIE (1973) #1, material from VAMPIRE TALES #1-2, SUPERNATURAL THRILLERS #5, STRANGE TALES (1951) #169 and #174, MARVEL FEATURE (1971) #11, JUNGLE ACTION (1972) #6, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (1971) #12, ASTONISHING TALES (1970) #21 and #25, material from DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU #1, MARVEL PREMIERE #15, CREATURES ON THE LOOSE #30, material from HAUNT OF HORROR (1974) #2, WAR IS HELL #9, material from MONSTERS UNLEASHED #10, material from GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #4, GIANT-SIZE INVADERS #1, and GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1.

400 pages, $29.99.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: DEATH OF THE RED SKULL TPB

Written by J.M. DEMATTEIS, BILL MANTLO, MICHAEL ELLIS & MIKE CARLIN Penciled by RON FRENZ, HERB TRIMPE & PAUL NEARY Cover by MIKE ZECK

One of the Sentinel of Liberty's greatest conflicts with his hated arch-nemesis is finally collected! Join Cap & Co. -- including Nomad, the Black Crow, the Avengers and more -- as Marvel's First Avenger must contend with the diabolical daughter of the Red Skull, survive the Secret Wars and overcome an untimely encounter with old age -- all before one stupendous showdown with Herr Skull that will leave you gaping in star-spangled wonder! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #290-301.

288 pages, $29.99.

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z VOL. 4 TPB

Written by VARIOUS Cover by TOM GRUMMETT

The landmark, encyclopedia-style OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE hardcover series finally is reprinted in softcover format! Each volume has corrected any errors in all profiles -- and features an all-new, 16-page "Where Are They Now?" update addendum with text and art! An indispensable resource for all true Marvel fans! VOL. 4 spotlights hundreds of characters beginning with E, F and G -- including Eternity, Excalibur, Fantastic Four, Fin Fang Foom, Emma Frost, Nick Fury, Galactus, Gambit, two Ghost Riders, Gravity and the Guardians of the Galaxy!

256 pages, $19.99.

WOLVERINE & NICK FURY: SCORPIO TPB

Written by ARCHIE GOODWIN, TOM DEFALCO & HOWARD CHAYKIN Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN, JOHN BUSCEMA & SHAWN MCMANUS Cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN

Wolverine and Nick Fury -- as both allies and adversaries! When they embark on a mission to stop the criminal mastermind Scorpio, Ma Fury's favorite son has very personal reasons for wanting to bring in the villain alive. But what happens when Logan wants him dead? You just know sparks are gonna fly! Plus: Wolverine again clashes with Fury when he tracks down a child-abusing drug peddler -- but finds Fury protecting him?! Thrill to the exploits of Marvel's two long-lived espionage experts in these extra-sized tales of intrigue guaranteed to deliver! Collecting WOLVERINE/NICK FURY: THE SCORPIO CONNECTION, WOLVERINE: BLOODY CHOICES and WOLVERINE & NICK FURY: SCORPIO RISING.

184 pages, $19.99.

INCREDIBLE HULK: PAST PERFECT TPB

Written by PAUL JENKINS, SEAN MCKEEVER, FABIAN NICIEZA, CHRISTOPHER PRIEST & ERIK LARSEN Penciled by KYLE HOTZ, JOHN ROMITA JR., JOE BENNETT, JON BOGDANOVE & JORGE LUCAS Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

The Hulk's tortured soul is pushed to its limits when one of his oldest and deadliest foes kills the person dearest to him. After seeking revenge in the only way he knows how, the Hulk attempts to find peace. But just when it seems he's found it, an old pal named Joe Fixit makes him realize all is not as it seems. But wait -- isn't Joe Fixit the same person as the Hulk? Featuring the Abomination, Jarella, Doc Samson, Rick Jones, the Fantastic Four, Captain America and more! Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK (2000) #21-33 and ANNUAL 2001.

368 pages, $39.99.

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

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

Best-selling author Laurell K. Hamilton's heroine is back! Animator Anita Blake's search for a serial killer takes her to a dangerous after-hours joint in St. Louis. But things go from bad to worse when a visit to the morgue turns into a bloodbath! Larry Kirkland, St. Louis' newest animator, has bitten off than any novice animator can chew. Anita Blake is on call to pull his fat out of the fire, but a series of vampire attacks are keeping her hands full. Can Anita and Larry triumph over the venomous Mr. Oliver, or will the vampire pack hounding Anita for the Master of the City's identity cost them dearly? Laurell K. Hamilton's beloved heroine turns up the heat in a story that will leave fans begging for more! Collecting ANITA BLAKE: CIRCUS OF THE DAMNED -- THE INGENUE #1-5.

120 pages, $16.99.

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

Written by various Penciled by various Cover by VARIOUS

Collecting TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #92-101 and INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #102-117 & ANNUAL #1.

520 pages, $19.99.

ESSENTIAL HULK VOL. 3 TPB (ALL-NEW EDITION)

Written by various Penciled by various.

Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #118-142, CAPTAIN MARVEL (1968) #20-21 and AVENGERS (1963) #88.

576 pages, $19.99.

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 10 TPB

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT, WALTER SIMONSON & LOUISE SIMONSON Penciled by BILL JAASKA, MIKE COLLINS, JIM LEE, WHILCE PORTACIO, ARTHUR ADAMS, MARK HEIKE, JACKSON GUICE, ROB LIEFELD, GUANG YAP, TERRY SHOEMAKER, CHRIS WOZNIAK, JON BOGDANOVE & JOHN CAPONIGRO Cover by JIM LEE

The X-Men's adventures from the awesome '80s and early '90s continue! The X-Men and their many spinoff teams find themselves faced with some of their most challenging threats, in classic stories like "Days of Future Present" and "X-Tinction Agenda." Featuring such allies and antagonists as Gambit, the New Mutants, Shadow King, Orphan Maker and Cameron Hodge -- from potential dystopian futures to all-out war in Genosha, this one has it all! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1963) #265-272 and ANNUAL #14, , NEW MUTANTS (1983) #95-97, and X-FACTOR (1986) #60-62 -- plus material from FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #23, NEW MUTANTS ANNUAL #6 and X-FACTOR ANNUAL #5.

512 pages, $19.99.








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