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THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013

MARVEL COMICS FOR SEPTEMBER - COLLECTIONS

SUPERCROOKS TPB

MARK MILLAR & NACHO VIGALONDO (W) LEINIL FRANCIS YU (A/C)

One last heist. That's what they all say, right? Just one final score, and everyone can retire and take up fishing. Thing is, the jails are filled with super villains who thought thesame thing, and got busted. But the Heat's in a jam. He's run up the kind of gambling debt that -- if he can't pay it back in cash -- will be paid in blood. Nobody wants to see the most beloved supercrook of all time rubbed out by the mob -- especially his biggest fan, Johnny Bolt. And Johnny's got a plan to help the Heat and make all his buddies disgustingly rich at the same time. Unfortunately for Johnny's recruits, they have to head to Spain and rob the world's most notorious super villain blind. And that's where things get tricky. Collecting SUPERCROOKS #1-4.

128 pages, $16.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA STRANGE TALES VOL. 6 HC

Written by VARIOUS

Penciled by STEVE DITKO, GRAY MORROW, JOE ORLANDO, REED CRANDALL, GENE COLAN, PAUL REINMAN, ROBERT Q. SALE, JOE SINNOTT, BOB POWELL, JOHN FORTE, JAY SCOTT PIKE, ANGELO TORRES, BILL BENULIS & MORE Cover by BILL EVERETT

The link between the Atlas Era and the Marvel Age draws ever closer with our sixth scare-filled collection of STRANGE TALES! Behind some of the most beautiful cover art in Bill Everett's storied career, each issue is packed with twist-ending tales that thrill and horrify. There are aliens, astronauts, girls, gangsters, police and poltergeists prepared to amaze you following every page turn. With artwork by a who's who of 1950s talent -- from Ditko and Colan to Orlando and Crandall -- it's as much a feast for the eyes as a shock to the senses. Collecting STRANGE TALES (1951) #49-57.

248 pages, $74.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA TALES TO ASTONISH VOL. 1 TPB

Written by STAN LEE & LARRY LIEBER Penciled by JACK KIRBY, STEVE DITKO, DON HECK, JOE SINNOTT, JOHN BUSCEMA, CARL BURGOS, AL WILLIAMSON, JACK DAVIS, PAUL REINMAN, BOB FORGIONE, JOHN FORTE, DICK AYERS, MATT BAKER & DOUG WILDEY Cover by JACK KIRBY & MICHAEL KELLEHER

The Marvel Masterworks have brought you stories from the Marvel Age's super-hero heyday and comic books' Golden Age. Now, prepare yourself for the Atlas Era! Throughout the 1950s the comics world sat astride the shoulders of Atlas -- a world full of gun-fighting outlaws, romantic heartbreak, gritty battlefields, terrifying horror and visionary science fiction. In TALES TO ASTONISH, we take you back to the days when giant atomic monsters roamed the Earth and alien invasions were a daily occurrence. Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and a host of top talents introduce you to the Ninth Wonder of the World, the Things on Easter Island, Mummex the King of the Mummies and more. Prepared to be astonished! Collecting TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #1-10.

272 pages, $29.99.

FANTASTIC FOUR OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC (NEW PRINTING)

Written by STAN LEE Penciled by JACK KIRBY Cover by JACK KIRBY

Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's first 30 issues of Fantastic Four were just the warm-up -- here's where they really turn up the heat! Experience the boundless energy of two creators at the top of their game: the origin of Dr. Doom; the Frightful Four; the wedding of Reed Richards and Sue Storm; the Inhumans; the Silver Surfer; the Galactus Saga; the debut of the world's first black super hero, the Black Panther; the cosmic clash between the FF, Surfer and Dr. Doom; and of course, "This Man, This Monster!" -- widely regarded as the greatest FF tale of all! This massive collector's edition, painstakingly restored from the sharpest material in the Marvel Archives, and packed with critical essays and bonus features aplenty, is nothing short of a cornerstone to the Marvel Universe! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #31-60 and ANNUAL #2-4.

832 pages, $99.99.

FANTASTIC FOUR BY JOHN BYRNE OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC

Written by JOHN BYRNE, MARK GRUENWALD & ROGER STERN Penciled by JOHN BYRNE, MARK BRIGHT, JERRY ORDWAY & RON WILSON Covers by JOHN BYRNE

John Byrne's run concludes with one of the most innovative periods in Fantastic Four history! The sensational She-Hulk replaces the Thing, Sue Richards becomes the Invisible Woman, and Mr. Fantastic is tried for crimes against the universe! Also featuring the return of Dr. Doom, the fate of Reed and Sue's unborn child, the resurrection of Jean Grey, and more -- as the FF confront deadly foes including the Mole Man, Dr. Octopus, Terminus, the Beyonder, Mephisto, Psycho-Man and Annihilus! Plus: the unfinished "Last Galactus Story," reprinted for the first time! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #261-295 and ANNUAL #18-19, ALPHA FLIGHT (1983) #4, THING (1983) #10 and #19, and AVENGERS ANNUAL #14; and material from SECRET WARS II #2, EPIC ILLUSTRATED #26-34, WHAT IF? (1977) #36, WHAT THE-?! #2 and #10, THING (1983) #7, FANTASTIC FOUR ROAST, and FANTASTIC FOUR SPECIAL EDITION #1.

1,224 pages, $125.

AVENGERS VOL. 3: INFINITY PRELUDE PREMIERE HC

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN & NICK SPENCER Penciled by MIKE DEODATO JR. & STEFANO CASELLI Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

It's the buildup to the biggest event of 2013! First, Hyperion and Captain Universe begin the godlike education of the transformed Savage Land children. But when the High Evolutionary stakes his claim on the Children of the Sun, Hyperion learns the true cost of the decisions he's made -- as the techno-titan Terminus returns! Then, the prelude to INFINITY begins as all of Earth's Origin Sites go active -- and the planet begins communicating with something much more ancient than humans. And when alien races fleeing an intergalactic terror crash to Earth, Captain Universe and Manifold must take a trip across the universe. Whatever happened to Ex Nihilo, Abyss, Starbrand and Nightmask? As the Avengers recruit more members to deal with the mounting threat, the Builders enter the Marvel Universe -- and INFINITY is upon us. Collecting AVENGERS (2012) #12-17.

136 pages, $34.99.

THANOS RISING TPB

Written by JASON AARON Penciled by SIMONE BIANCHI Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI

Thanos left audiences abuzz after MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS, but who is this disturbing villain? Discover the hidden truth in this gripping tale of tragedy, deceit and destiny. Where did this demi-god of destruction come from, and what does he want from the universe? Death has been shadowing Thanos for his entire life, watching his inner darkness grow -- but why? And when the Mad Titan flees his home in search of true love, how many lives will he take to find it? The answers come from the creative team of Jason Aaron and Simone Bianchi! Prepare for a journey that will change one boy's life -- and will soon change the very nature of the Marvel Universe. And when Thanos' rise is complete, the stage is set for INFINITY! Collecting THANOS RISING #1-5.

112 pages, $17.99.

UNCANNY AVENGERS VOL. 2: THE APOCALYPSE TWINS PREMIERE HC

Written by RICK REMENDER & GERRY DUGGAN Penciled by DANIEL ACUNA & ADAM KUBERT Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

The future begins in the past! It's a clash of the titans in the 11th century as Thor battles Apocalypse! The Avengers' ancestors are being hunted, with Rama-Tut and Kang pulling the strings, and only a young Thor can save his future companions! And in the present day, the beginning of the end looms as the Apocalypse Twins debut! Why do they seek to anger the Celestials? What is their connection to Kang? And how is Thor responsible for their mighty power! As Apocalypse's Ship attacks S.W.O.R.D.'s Peak station, a Celestial meets a shocking fate, and the Four Horsemen of Death are unleashed! And as the Apocalypse Twins' new henchmen shatter the Uncanny Avengers body and soul, Wolverine discovers the Midnight City -- and immediately wishes he hadn't. When all hope dies, Ragnarok begins! Plus: Kang and the The Apocalypse Twins enter the Age of Ultron, but what do they want? Collecting UNCANNY AVENGERS #6-11 & #8AU.

160 pages, $24.99.

MARVEL'S THOR: THE DARK WORLD PRELUDE TPB

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE, CRAIG KYLE & CHRIS YOST Penciled by LAN MEDINA, SCOT EATON & RON LIM

The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues! First, it's the official adaptation of the hit Marvel Studios film Thor! Watch as the origin of Marvel's mightiest hero unfolds! What is the realm known as Asgard, and who is its brash young champion? Then, it's a new adventure leading directly into the upcoming Marvel Studios blockbuster Thor: The Dark World! What happened to your favorite Asgardians between the events of Thor and Marvel's The Avengers? And more important, what comes next? Find out here! Collecting MARVEL'S THOR ADAPTATION #1-2, MARVEL'S THOR: THE DARK WORLD PRELUDE #1-2 and THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #13.

120 pages, $14.99.

THOR: SEASON ONE PREMIERE HC

Written by MATTHEW STURGES Penciled by PEPE LARRAZ Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO

Among the lofty spires of Asgard, young Thor is the strongest, brashest and most arrogant god of all. But his giant-slashing, troll-smashing days come to an abrupt end when he's tricked by his jealous brother Loki into a foolish attack. Cast down to Earth into the crippled mortal form of Dr. Donald Blake, follow the Thunder God's journey of self-discovery and a mortal man's awakening to the power within. Revisit the fantastical origin of the Son of Odin in this new graphic novel, which thrusts the tale of Thor into the modern age with thunderous results! In this epic saga of towering frost giants, belching maidens and massive battles, one hero must decide which identity is truly his -- before both the worlds he loves are destroyed!

136 pages, $24.99.

THOR: GOD OF THUNDER VOL. 2 -- GODBOMB PREMIERE HC

Written by JASON AARON Penciled by BUTCH GUICE & ESAD RIBIC Cover by ESAD RIBIC

Somewhere at the end of the time, all the gods of the universe are enslaved, working to build a machine that will forever change the face of creation. What is the Godbomb? And what can Thor do to stop it? As Gorr's master plan continues to unfold, all hope for divinity is lost as Thor finds himself in chains alongside his fellow gods. As the dark origin of Gorr is revealed, along with the truth behind his bloody quest to butcher the gods, three time-bending Thors unite to lead an army of slave gods in the fight to save all of divinity. But will it all be for naught as the clock ticks down and the massive Godbomb is triggered at last? And after the dust clears, what will be left of the universe's divinity? Collecting THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #6-11.

136 pages, $24.99.

THOR BY WALTER SIMONSON VOL. 2 TPB

Written by WALTER SIMONSON Penciled by WALTER SIMONSON & SAL BUSCEMA Cover by WALTER SIMONSON

Few people have ever left their mark on one character quite the way Walter Simonson has. His work on the Mighty Thor swept the Norse God of Thunder to heights never before seen and rarely achieved in his wake. Spanning epic tales of heroism and treachery, love and war, Simonson's work is often considered the definitive Thor. From the majesty and mystery of fabled Asgard to the gritty streets of New York City, Thor was never the same. That is the mark of a true visionary. This second volume continues the collection of Simonson's epic run -- completely remastered from the original artwork and newly colored by Steve Oliffe. Collecting THOR (1966) #346-355.

240 pages, $24.99.

THOR EPIC COLLECTION: WAR OF THE PANTHEONS TPB

Written by TOM DEFALCO, STAN LEE, JIM SHOOTER, ROGER STERN & RON FRENZ Penciled by RON FRENZ, ERIK LARSEN, BOB HALL, CHARLES VESS & MORE Cover by RON FRENZ

It's the beginning of a new era for the mighty Thor -- but it just might be the end of the Norse gods! With Asgard adrift in space, Thor must sacrifice all when he finds himself in a losing battle to protect the planet Pangoria against the unimaginably powerful Celestials! But when Seth the Serpent God unleashes an all-out assault on Asgard, can the Norse gods defeat his ruthless army without their greatest warrior? Plus: Thor takes on the Hulk, clashes with the Celtic Lord of Lightning, battles Quicksand and tackles the maddening Mongoose alongside Spider-Man! Earth Force targets Hogun for death! A watershed moment for Captain America! Surtur makes his demonic return! And introducing Eric Masterson and the Thor of the 24th century! Collecting THOR (1966) #383-400.

472 pages, $34.99.

WOLVERINE: BLOOD WEDDING TPB

Written by TOM DEFALCO, CHRIS CLAREMONT, TODD DEZAGO, FABIAN NICIEZA & JOE CASEY Penciled by DENYS COWAN, LEINIL FRANCIS YU, CARY NORD & OSCAR JIMENEZ Cover by JAE LEE

Wedding bells are ringing in Madripoor -- but when the "happy couple" is Wolverine and the villainous Viper, it's anything but a cause for celebration! Why is Wolverine tying the knot with one of his most vicious foes? What do Shadowcat and Sabretooth have to say about it? And what deadly new advantage makes Sabretooth unbeatable? X-Men legend Chris Claremont returns to the character he made famous in an old-school, action-packed caper against Hydra and the Hand! Then: Wolverine faces Roughouse and Bloodscream, and teams with Captain America on a quest for self-improvement -- but when he battles the Wendigo, it's all he can do to stay alive! Plus: Wolverine scales a mountain, attends Carnaval and confronts the grim specter of domestic abuse! Guest-starring the ladies of the X-Men! Collecting WOLVERINE (1988) #123-132 and WOLVERINE: BLACK RIO.

320 pages, $29.99.

WOLVERINE MAX VOL. 2: ESCAPE TO L.A. TPB

Written by JASON STARR Penciled by LEO FERNANDEZ, FELIX RUIZ & ROLAND BOSCHI Cover by JOCK

After solving the mystery of Creed and the plane crash, Logan heads to L.A. -- but after living in the past for so long, can he face his future? Logan plants roots in the City of Angels, hoping to lie low and rebuild his life -- but a mysterious figure from his forgotten past returns, and refuses to let sleeping dogs lie! Then, Logan starts to turn his life around, using violence only to save lives. But when one of the people he's saved proves somewhat less than grateful, he may have to rethink his new policy! Logan ventures out into the California desert -- but someone is following close behind. Is it a cop? A killer? Or someone even more sinister? It's murder and mayhem as Logan faces off against a surprising foe with secrets of his own! Collecting WOLVERINE MAX #6-10.

112 pages, $17.99.

WHAT IF? AVX TPB

Written by JIMMY PALMIOTTI Penciled by JORGE MOLINA Cover by JORGE MOLINA

Marvel's biggest event of 2012 is now the biggest and boldest WHAT IF? event yet! We all know what happened between the Avengers and the X-Men when the Phoenix Force returned to Earth, but what if the story had gone differently? The one and only Jimmy Palmiotti brings his signature style to a mind-blowing reinterpretation of a key event in the history of the Marvel Universe! Featuring Magneto, Hope and every Avenger and X-Man you can imagine -- and then some! Don't miss out! Collecting WHAT IF? AVX #1-4.

96 pages, $16.99.

YOUNG MARVEL: LITTLE X-MEN, LITTLE AVENGERS, BIG TROUBLE TPB

Written by SKOTTIE YOUNG, DAN SLOTT & RUBEN DIAZ Penciled by GURIHIRU, MARK BUCKINGHAM, JJ KIRBY & SKOTTIE YOUNG Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG

The Children of the Atom meet the Mitey 'Vengers in this giant-sized collection of pint-sized super heroics! There's no pacifying Cyclops and Cap, who swap "ABC" for "AVX" as the playground becomes a battleground over a cherished teddy bear! Then, when Mojo kidnaps Wolverine to star in his arena of death, it's Longshot, Dazzler and the uncannily cute X-Babies to the rescue! And when these junior X-Men stand up to the Brotherhood of Mutant Bullies in a murderous game show produced by Mojo and Arcade, will they be outdone by new kids on the block -- or will one of their number dissolve back into the neoplasm from which they were formed? Plus: a gallery of Skottie Young's ever-adorable Marvel NOW! variant covers! Collecting A-BABIES VS. X-BABIES #1, WOLVERINE (1988) #102.5, PINT-SIZED X-BABIES: MURDERAMA and X-BABIES REBORN.

208 pages, $24.99.

ULTIMATE COMICS DIVIDED WE FALL, UNITED WE STAND TPB

Written by BRIAN WOOD, SAM HUMPHRIES & BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Penciled by REILLY BROWN, PACO MEDINA, CARLO BARBERI, BILLY TAN, LUKE ROSS, DAVID MARQUEZ & PEPE LARRAZ Cover by MICHAEL KOMARCK

Washington lies in ruins. The president is dead. Sentinels rule the Southwest. The union is crumbling. But in America's darkest hour, its ultimate hero returns to lead its people back toward the light! Captain America answers his ravaged country's call to become its new president! But while Steve Rogers battles to reunite a divided America, another leader embraces her destiny to defeat the Sentinels and save her own kind: Kitty Pryde! And with the nation crying out for heroes, Miles Morales -- the fledgling Spider-Man-- is determined to prove he has what it takes to join the Ultimates! Revolutionary writers Brian Michael Bendis, Sam Humphries and Brian Wood change the world as only Ultimate Comics can! Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #13-18, ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #13-18 and ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2011) #13-18.

408 pages, $34.99.

IRON MAN: ARMORED VENGEANCE TPB

Written by DAVID MICHELINIE Penciled by DAVE ROSS & BOB LAYTON Cover by BOB LAYTON

David Michelinie and Bob Layton -- two voices that defined Iron Man, whose two lengthy and distinct runs on the Armored Avenger's title have long been regarded as high-water marks -- together again! Michelinie and Layton reunite -- coming together with artist Dave Ross to tell the untold story of Iron Man's darkest and most dire hour. An untold story of the classic saga known as "Armor Wars II!" Collecting IRON MAN (1968) #258.1-258.4.

96 pages, $14.99.

S.H.I.E.L.D.: NICK FURY VS. S.H.I.E.L.D. TPB (NEW PRINTING)

Written by BOB HARRAS Penciled by PAUL NEARY Cover by MARK BRIGHT

S.H.I.E.L.D faces its greatest threat -- from within! All that stands in the way of its enigmatic inner agenda is Nick Fury himself...but Fury falls from grace when S.H.I.E.L.D's ruling council, commanded by the mysterious Deltite, frames him for treason and sends him running for his life. The network Fury built turns against him, and even he can't fight an army alone. Going underground, Fury gathers allies -- but the Deltite's cult have targeted Fury's few remaining loyalists, replacing them with Life Model Decoy androids. Which agents are true to Fury? Which ones aren't even real? And which, if any, will survive? Must Fury destroy the organization to which he's devoted his life? In a world of lies that he constructed, who can a master spy trust? Collecting NICK FURY VS. S.H.I.E.L.D. #1-6.

304 pages, $29.99.

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER -- LAST SHOTS TPB

Written by ROBIN FURTH & PETER DAVID Penciled by RICHARD ISANOVE Cover by RICHARD ISANOVE

Marvel's epic DARK TOWER saga concludes! The mentally handicapped young Sheemie possesses the power to shatter the very Beams of the Dark Tower -- the fulcrum of existence itself. But Sheemie doesn't want to destroy reality. Imprisoned at Devar-Toi, all he wants is to be rescued. Roland Deschain is coming for him, but can Sheemie survive animal-headed guards and the monstrous Great Old Ones? Plus: In the Desatoya Mountains, Roland finds a haunted camp and relives a past adventure during which he and his ka-tet were trapped by supernatural enemies. How did the young Gunslinger survive the sinister assault? Finally, how does the Gunslinger's quest echo the legendary battle between a young Arthur Eld and a towering Lord Perth? Find out here! Collecting DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER -- SHEEMIE'S TALE #1-2, EVIL GROUND #1-2 and SO FELL LORD PERTH #1.

136 pages, $19.99.

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER -- THE MAN IN BLACK TPB

Written by ROBIN FURTH & PETER DAVID Penciled by ALEX MALEEV Cover by ALEX MALEEV

Roland Deschain, the Last Gunslinger, closes at last on his elusive nemesis, the Man in Black. At Roland's side is his newest tet-mate, Jake Chambers -- a boy from some strange other Earth of subways, turnpikes and fluorescent lights. But to reach the Man in Black -- and save the Dark Tower -- Roland is prepared to risk all. His life. His very soul. Even Jake. Follow this mismatched pair of travelers on the final leg of a treacherous journey, to the destiny Roland has pursued for twelve long years -- and the fate young Jake is all too aware awaits him. Master author Stephen King's magnum opus hits the comic pages in an atmospheric vision of Mid-World that draws inspiration from the final two stories of King's The Gunslinger. Collecting DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER -- THE MAN IN BLACK #1-5.

136 pages, $19.99.

SPIDER-MAN 2099 VOL. 2 TPB

Written by PETER DAVID, EVAN SKOLNICK & IAN EDGINTON Penciled by RICK LEONARDI, TOM GRINDBERG, CHRIS WOZNIAK, RON LIM & MALCOLM DAVIS Cover by RON LIM

Miguel O'Hara, the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man of the year 2099, returns! When Spider-Man clashes with the Public Eye, he finds himself at a disadvantage -- but is suddenly saved by the mysterious Thanatos. Has Downtown found a new hero, or does Thanatos have a more sinister agenda? And what is his connection to the mysterious Net Prophet, who arrives in 2099 through a portal from a strange and new universe? When Thanatos reveals his true colors, Spider-Man must battle for survival in a virtual unreality world! Plus: who is Mutagen, and why is he targeting people born with genetic impurities? And Miguel has his hands full when he battles a body-controlling virus, investigates a century-old Soviet submarine and faces the explosive Chernobyl! Collecting SPIDER-MAN 2099 #11-14 and ANNUAL #1, and material from 2099 UNLIMITED #1-3.

240 pages, $29.99.

AVENGERS: KREE/SKRULL WAR TPB (ALL-NEW EDITION)

Written by ROY THOMAS Penciled by SAL BUSCEMA, NEAL ADAMS & JOHN BUSCEMA Cover by NEAL ADAMS

A conflict of star-spanning proportions -- with Earth caught in the crossfire! For those eternal intergalactic enemies, the merciless Kree and the shape-changing Skrulls, have gone to war, and our planet is situated on the front lines! Can Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers, bring about an end to the fighting before humanity becomes a casualty of war? And what good are even a dozen super-powered champions against the vast military machines of two of the great empires of the cosmos? The key to victory lies with the expatriate Kree Captain Mar-Vell -- and his human host, honorary Avenger Rick Jones! Featuring the trend-setting artwork of Neal Adams, the Kree/Skrull War is universally acknowledged as one of the finest and most important sagas in the Marvel canon. Guest-starring the Fantastic Four, Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D.! Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #89-97.

208 pages, $24.99.

X-MEN: STORM BY WARREN ELLIS & TERRY DODSON TPB

Written by WARREN ELLIS Penciled by TERRY DODSON Cover by TERRY DODSON

Long ago, Storm won leadership of the underground mutant community known as the Morlocks. But her reign was a distant one, and Storm's neglected subjects grew increasingly embittered. Ultimately, the mad Mikhail Rasputin swept the Morlocks away into another dimension -- a harsh realm where time ran much faster than normal. There, the next generation of Morlock children came of age, hard and cold and bitter. They returned as a terrorist unit called Gene Nation, and Storm nearly had to slay their leader Storm seeks a new balance in her life. But when she is abducted to Mikhail's brutal dimension, can Storm prevail against the living reminders of her failure? Or will the sins of her past drag her down? Collecting STORM (1996) #1-4.

112 pages, $19.99.

MARVEL ZOMBIES: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL. 1 TPB

Written by MARK MILLAR, ROBERT KIRKMAN & REGINALD HUDLIN Penciled by GREG LAND, SEAN PHILLIPS, MITCH BREITWEISER & FRANCIS PORTELA Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM

The gory, horrifying breakout hit is back! On an Earth shockingly similar to the Marvel Universe, an alien virus has mutated the world's greatest super heroes -- into flesh-eating monsters! What happens when they run out of humans to eat? When the Ultimate Universe's young Reed Richards unknowingly makes contact with the Zombie-verse, he'll find out the hard way! Then: When the Silver Surfer arrives, the world-devourer Galactus is never far behind. But the Marvel Zombies might just be a match for his all-consuming hunger! Plus: The Marvel Universe's New Fantastic Four just crash-landed in the Zombie-verse! If they can't escape, they'll be the next hors d'oeuvre for...Zombie Skrulls?! Collecting ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #21-23 and #30-32, MARVEL ZOMBIES #1-5, MARVEL ZOMBIES: DEAD DAYS, BLACK PANTHER (2005) #28-30, and material from MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: MARVEL ZOMBIES/MYSTIC ARCANA.

464 pages, $34.99.

ESSENTIAL THOR VOL. 7 TPB

Written by LEN WEIN, DAVID ANTHONY KRAFT, STEVE ENGLEHART & ROGER STERN Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA, PABLO MARCOS, TONY DEZUNIGA, WALTER SIMONSON & SAL BUSCEMA Cover by JOHN BUSCEMA

Get ready for the most exciting Thor epics yet -- from scintillating '70s space operas to today's most popular Hollywood heroes! High fantasy abounds when Thor and his Silver Screen sidekicks, Sif and the Warriors Three, go a-questing to save Asgard and rescue All-Father Odin! Watch as Thor takes on two technological terrors with a little help from Iron Man and the billion-dollar, blockbusting Avengers! Journey into the mythic past as Thor battles Hercules, the Prince of Power! And then make the jump to light speed as the Thunder God teams up with the soon-to-be Marvel movie mega-stars the Guardians of the Galaxy! Guest-starring matinee idols Tony Stark, Nick Fury and the ever-loving Loki! All this and Trogg, too! Collecting THOR (1966) #248-271 and ANNUAL #5-6.

504 pages, $16.99.

MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 4 DIGEST

Adapted by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS & JOE CARAMAGNA Cover by TY TEMPLETON

Collecting MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #13-16.

88 pages, $9.99.

MARVEL UNIVERSE THOR COMIC READER #1

Written by LOUISE SIMONSON Penciled by RODNEY BUCHEMI & JON BURAN Cover by SALVA ESPIN

Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES (2008) #7 and material from #11.

32 pages, $3.99.











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