Marvel In April 2009 - Part 1 : Marvel Universe[ENGLISH] Marvel Comics tells us: Marvel’s new solicitation info and artwork for comics arriving in stores in April 2009 are here. Part 1: Marvel Universe (Amazing Spider-Man, Captain America, Sub-Mariner, Daredevil, New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Invincible Iron Man, Dark Reign, Thunderbolts, Spider-Woman…)

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CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Penciled by MARCOS MARTIN
Cover and Variant Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
Sketch Variant Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
Leading off a series of celebratory specials commemorating Marvel’s 70th Anniversary, James (STARMAN, SUPERMAN) Robinson and Marcos (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) Martin bring you an untold story of the living legend.  In the days before he becomes Captain America, a scrawny kid from Brooklyn named Steve Rogers shows the world that you don’t need a super-soldier serum to be a hero. Plus a classic Captain America tale from the Golden Age by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.
48 PGS./One-Shot/All-New & Reprints/Rated A…$3.99

SUB-MARINER COMICS #1 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Written by ROY THOMAS
Pencils and Cover by MITCH BREITWEISER
Variant Cover by Marcos Martin
Sketch Variant Cover by MITCH BREITWEISER
The second of a series of celebratory specials commemorating Marvel’s 70th Anniversary and its rich history and characters! It’s the year 1940, and thanks to policewoman Betty Dean, the young Namor the Sub-Mariner has momentarily halted his jihad against the surface world. But now, an envoy from the Axis powers attempts to sway the undersea prince to the Nazi cause! Can the less worldly Sub-Mariner be tempted?
Plus, a second never-before-seen Namor story by Mark Schultz and Al Williamson, and a reprint of Namor’s first appearance from 1939!
48 PGS./One-Shot/All-New & Reprints/Rated A …$3.99

MARVEL 70TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
50/50 Covers by ALAN DAVIS
Seventy years of Marvel history calls for a SPOTLIGHT super-spectacular! We’re pulling out all the stops with this giant-size extravaganza befitting the milestone of seven decades of comic-book classics. This triple-sized issue revisits Marvel’s most memorable moments – and plenty you may have missed – along with as many of its greatest creators as we can cram into 100-plus pages of coverage! We’ll also include several classic reprints that will look better than ever, along with the inside scoop on how Marvel restores its comics in Masterworks and Omnibus volumes! This is a commemorative issue you’ll not only want for your own reading library, but one you’ll want to share with anyone who is ready to stand up and say, « Make Mine Marvel! »
104 PGS./ Rated T+…$9.99
FOC – 2/26, On-Sale – 4/29, Order using code: JAN092442

DAREDEVIL NOIR #1 (of 4)
Written by Alexander Irvine
Pencils & Cover by Tom Coker
Variant Cover by DENNIS CALERO
“LIAR’S POKER,” PART 1
The latest addition to Marvel’s red-hot Noir line offers a unique spin on the Man Without Fear! Prohibition-era Hell’s Kitchen is Kingpin territory, and until now, his only problem has been the masked vigilante known as Daredevil. When gangster Orville Halloran arrives on the scene, fresh from a stretch in Sing Sing and eager to stretch his wings, Hell’s about to get hotter. For P.I. Foggy Nelson and his loyal assistant Matt Murdock, it all starts when a desperate woman comes to their office with an irresistible story about her and Halloran. To Foggy, she’s a client — to Murdock, she’s enough to make Halloran Daredevil’s next target. But Murdock is about to find out that half-truths are poison truths, and that the Kitchen is full of history that will put him on a collision course with both the old Kingpin and the man who wants to replace him.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #591
Written by DAN SLOTT
Pencils and Cover by BARRY KITSON
FACE FRONT Part 2 of 2
The gloves are off! The MASK is off! And for Spidey and the Torch? It’s on! One of the deepest friendships in the Marvel U. is about to take a sudden turn…
Plus, life kicks into high gear for practically EVERY member of the supporting cast! Big changes, big surprises, and, like we promised: an event so HUGE, it’s going to be felt in almost every Marvel title! This one’s a gamechanger, Marvellites!  Miss it and you’ll miss out!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #590
Written by DAN SLOTT
Pencils & Cover by BARRY KITSON
Wolverine Art Appreciation Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
FACE FRONT Part 1 of 2
An adventure from Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four’s past is about to have a profound effect on their future…That’s if Spidey and the Torch can stop fighting long enough to notice!  What’s the cosmic-level rift that’s dividing two of the Marvel U.’s best friends? Plus, a dark turn for Harry Osborn.  A new role for Mr. Negative.  And the start of a story that’s going to effect almost every title at Marvel Comics!  We kid you not!!!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #592
Written by Mark Waid
Penciled by Mike McKone
Cover by joe QuesADA
Wolverine Art Appreciation Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
« 24/7, » Part One!
In the aftermath of Spidey’s Fantastic Four voyage, his whole world is turned upside down by the new rules of the world. The good news is that after all these years, Spider-Man finally gets the upper hand on J. Jonah Jameson–but it’s gonna cost him, particularly with the all-new Vulture winging into town!  Plus–Peter drops by Aunt May’s house for the shock of his life!  Set your faces to stun!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #5
Written by Tom DeFalco, AbbY
Denson, Marc sumerak
& TONY LEE
Pencils by Ron Frenz,
Colleen coover, todd nauck
& Mark Robinson
Cover by RON FRENZ
Never send a man to do a girl’s job! That’s right, Spider-Fans, Mayday Parker, the spectacular SPIDER-GIRL joins the Family this month and she’s here to stay to answer one crucial question: Who is GWEN REILLY?
Elsewhere, take another trip to the neighborhood battlefield of Forest Hills, Queens, with Aunt May – THE AMAZING SPIDER MA’AM! And back in our universe, Spidey teams up with brand new foe SCREWBALL in a race against the clock to rescue a young child, and in the Private Life Of Peter Parker, new pal Carlie Cooper shows Pete how a real cop solves crimes — it’s Ladies’ month here in the family, so stop on by! 64 pages of ALL-NEW STORIES!
64 PGS./All-New/Rated A …$4.99

DOCTOR DOOM AND THE MASTERS OF EVIL #4 (of 4)
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by PATRICK
SCHERBERGER
Cover by ROGER CRUZ
She predates the birth of man. She manipulates matter at will. She can merge with the shadows. She’s Selene, the original vampire, known as the Black Queen, and in her possession is something Dr. Doom desperately needs, but she’s not going to give it up without a fight. Luckily for Doom, he’s brought along a few friends, like Princess Python, Magneto, and a platoon of Sentinels reprogrammed into Witch-Hunters!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

DARK REIGN: THE CABAL
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN, MATT FRACTION,
PETER MILLIGAN and others!
Pencils by ADI GRANOV, KYLE HOTZ and others!
Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA
Doctor Doom! Emma Frost! The Hood! Namor the Sub-Mariner! Loki! They’re the members of Norman Osborn’s secret Cabal of villainy, united in common cause as they move to change the very landscape of the Marvel Universe! Now, in five all-new stories, learn how each member of this sinister syndicate intends to capitalize on the situation—and perhaps how they intend to deal with each other should it prove necessary!
48 PGS./Rated T+…$3.99

NEW AVENGERS #52
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by BILLY TAN & CHRIS BACHALO
Cover by Billy Tan
Who is the new Sorcerer Supreme? The entire Marvel Universe hangs in the balance as the Avengers race to help the fallen Doctor Strange battle the forces of the Dark Dimension as they make their earthly power play.
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #23
Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE
Pencils & Cover by
HUMBERTO RAMOS
This is it…the explosive issue that changes everything!  From the moment it was formed, the Initiative has had more than its share of dark secrets.  Now, they’ve all come out.  On top of everything else, can the Initiative survive this?  Well, the title of this story is THE INITIATIVE: DISASSEMBLED…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MIGHTY AVENGERS #24
Written by DAN SLOTT
Pencils by Rafa Sandoval
Cover by KHOI PHAM
« CHASING GHOSTS »
The SCARLET WITCH is back and her brother wants answers!  Join QUICKSILVER as he races around the globe, hunting down the MIGHTY AVENGERS!  Plus, what’s HANK PYM’S problem with MR. FANTASTIC?  And what does NORMAN OSBORN have in store for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes?
Guest starring QUICKSILVER, and featuring appearances by the YOUNG AVENGERS and the FANTASTIC FOUR.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

DARK AVENGERS #4
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO
Young Gun Variant Cover by STEFANO CASELLI
The Dark Avengers’ first mission shows Norman Osborn all the plusses and minuses of the choices he has made for his team. So changes must be made. Some come, some go, and not everyone is happy about it. Also, the Cabal reunites for the first time since the Dark Reign began, and they are REALLY not happy.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SECRET WARRIORS #3
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Wolverine Art Appreciation Variant by GERALD PAREL
The most talked-about new Marvel series continues as HYDRA’s plans pick up speed while more remnants of S.H.I.E.L.D. fall. Nick Fury reconnects with an old colleague and finds out that the balance has shifted between him and some of his former soldiers. All that, and the Warriors suffer their first casualty of war.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DARK REIGN: HAWKEYE #1 (of 5)
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Penciled by TOM RANEY
Cover by CLINT LANGLEY
CLASSIFIED!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

DARK REIGN:
FANTASTIC FOUR #2 (of 5)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by SEAN CHEN
Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
The fallout of Reed’s machine results in Sue, Ben and Johnny finding themselves in the middle of a super hero Hyborian-age civil war, while Reed searches for answers to questions that can only be found in alternate timelines. Back on Earth, it’s Val and Franklin versus the agents of H.A.M.M.E.R.!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

DARK REIGN: ELEKTRA #2 (of 5)
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by CLAY MANN
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
Even for a lethal ninja assassin who’s been to the far side of death and back, Elektra faces the fight of her life! Freed from her torment at the hands of mad Skrull scientists, and delivered straight into the grabby hands of Norman Osborn and H.A.M.M.E.R., Elektra’s been imprisoned, tortured, vivisected, and even replaced with a genetic double. But
the deadliest woman in the world still managed to free herself, and now, hobbling and wounded, she struggles to clear her name for her impostor’s crimes even as she fights to stay alive!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

PUNISHER #4
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by JEROME OPENA
50/50 Covers by
MIKE MCKONE
“LIVING IN DARKNESS,” PART 4
Frank Castle is being hunted.  Lured into a trap, and torn to pieces by a team of unassailable foes, the Punisher retreats into the dark underground of New York in hopes of discovering the identity of his relentless pursuer.  Someone who knows his modus operandi.  Someone who anticipates his every move.  Someone who has a personal investment in seeing Frank dead.  The most astonishing reveal in years!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

NEW AVENGERS: THE REUNION #2 (of 4)
Written by JIM MCCANN
Penciled by DAVID LOPEZ
Cover by JO CHEN
Ronin & Mockingbird have found each other again, but they might be wishing they hadn’t!  There’s a ticking time bomb out there and these two are going to have to either set aside their issues or duke it out before an entire city goes « BOOM! »  Odds are there’ll be a fight!  Plus, what secret has Bobbi been carrying with her since BEFORE the Skrulls abducted her?  Find out here as THE REUNION continues!
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

AGENTS OF ATLAS #3
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN & GABRIEL HARDMAN
Cover by ADI GRANOV
Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Wolverine Art Appreciation Variant by TBA
Back in the 1950’s our heroes fall deeper into the mystery of the Dragon’s Corridor- leading them to Communist plots and two mysteriously familiar bodies on ice. In the present day, a similar trail of intrigue winds back to secret plans of the Atlas Foundation. The Agents look to be building a hellish arsenal for Norman Osborn, and they’ve just gotten the attention of none other than CAPTAIN AMERICA!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

MS. MARVEL #38
Written by Brian Reed
Penciled by Patrick Olliffe
Cover by Phil Jimenez
Wolverine Art Appreciation
Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
CLASSIFIED
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

BLACK PANTHER #3
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by KEN LASHLEY
Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
“DEADLIEST OF THE SPECIES,” PART 3
The Black Panther is back…and she’s badder than ever. That’s right — she!  Wakanda stands at the brink: Something happened to T’Challa — something awful — and there’s only one person who can replace him.  As this brave soul embarks in the dangerous ritual to become the new Black Panther, the stakes have never been higher.  An unstoppable force is headed toward Wakanda.  Morlun — Devourer of Totems — is back, and he’s hungry.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WAR MACHINE #5
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by LEONARDO MANCO
Cover by FRANCESCO
“MATT” MATTINA
Wolverine Art Appreciation
Variant by Fiona Staples
A DARK REIGN TIE-IN!
War Machine faces the biggest fight of his life when his new best friend, Ares, God of War, reveals his dark side! That’s right, everything you’ve seen Ares do before was him in a good mood! Meanwhile, Norman Osborn makes our one-man-army an offer that he might not be able to refuse! To save his soul, will Jim Rhodes work for the devil himself? Find out in the book that has IGN saying, « Leonardo Manco’s beautiful art matches the subject matter perfectly…(for the) shoot’em up comic with the sci-fi twist. »
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #128
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
& GREG PAK
Penciled by DIETRICH SMITH
Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS
Wolverine Art Appreciation Variant  by TBA
A DARK REIGN Tie-In!
The DARK AVENGERS versus the OLYMPUS GROUP versus Herc & Co! ‘NUFF SAID!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #12
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & Cover by
SALVADOR LARROCA
Pepper Potts takes flight! Maria Hill fights back!  And Iron Man heads for a Stark Lab hiding somewhere in the briny deep where Norman Osborn dispatches PRINCE NAMOR to take him out.  Man oh man is THAT gonna be a fight for the ages. By Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #35
Written by DANIEL WAY
Pencils & Cover by
DOUG BRAITHWAITE
“WEAPON XI”
During the darkest days of the Cold War a weapon was forged; more powerful, more fearsome and more adaptable than any the world had ever seen. The world has since changed…and so, too, must the weapon that could one day destroy it. Evolution cannot be stopped, but there is one man –Wolverine, for the love of his son—who is going to try.
Part 3 (of 5).
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

SKRULL KILL KREW #1 (of 5)
Written by ADAM FELBER
Penciled by PAULO SIQUEIRA
Cover by MARIO ALBERTI
Cow Variant Cover by Top Cow Studios
THE INVASION AIN’T DONE UNTIL THE FAT SKRULL SINGS! Pulled from the ashes of 1994, straight to the 21st century, the Skrull Kill Krew is back…more brutal than ever!  Television writer and novelist Adam Felber (HBO’s REAL TIME; Schrodinger’s Cat) and superstar artist Paulo Siqueira (Ms.Marvel; Amazing Spider-Man) bring you a disturbing and violent tale of a man with a couple of big guns and a bunch of alien shape shifters who harkens back to the earliest days of the Marvel Universe. Pull up a chain gun and join us, won’t you?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SPIDER-WOMAN #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & 50/50 Cover by ALEX MALEEV
50/50 Cover by ALEX ROSS
The team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev return to a monthly Marvel comic for the first time since their Eisner award-winning run on Daredevil. ripped from the pages of SECRET INVASION and NEW AVENGERS, this explosive first chapter follows the new adventures of Jessica Drew aka Spider-Woman as she rediscovers her life in a world she did not make.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

THUNDERBOLTS #131
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Penciled by BONG DAZO
Cover by FRANCESCO
“MATT” MATTINA
Variant Cover by CLINT LANGLEY
“MAGNUM OPUS,” PART 4 OF 4
Tie-in to “DARK REIGN”
SPECIAL CROSSOVER WITH DEADPOOL! The maniacal Merc with a Mouth has Norman Osborn’s Thunderbolts in his crosshairs – and they’ve got him in theirs! The nastiest fight of ’09 explodes here, and you’ve got the front row seat for all the ultra violence that Andy Diggle (DARK REIGN: HAWKEYE) and Bong Dazo can dish up in the book that Aint It Cool News says “continues to impress”!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DEADPOOL #9
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by PACO MEDINA
Cover by JASON PEARSON
“MAGNUM OPUS,” PART 3 OF 4
Tie-in to “DARK REIGN”
SPECIAL CROSSOVER WITH THUNDERBOLTS!  Love is in the air — but so are a whole lotta bullets!  Is Black Widow really falling for Deadpool, or is she using her feminine wiles to bamboozle our questionable hero?  Here’s a hint: her name is Black Widow!  Don’t do it, Wade! MAGNUM
OPUS, the shoot-‘em-up romp of the year, revs toward its conclusion as Deadpool pulls an ace from up his sleeve. Enter: TASKMASTER!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

SECRET INVASION AFTERMATH: BETA RAY BILL – THE GREEN OF EDEN #1
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by DAN BRERETON
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
SECRET INVASION has ended. The Skrull armies have been routed and destroyed. In the wake of his battle in aid of Thor and Asgard, Beta Ray Bill has departed Earth once more, to bring justice and order to the stars. But when Bill becomes savior of a space-faring alien colony, he’ll discover that perhaps – just perhaps — it’s possible to be too much of a hero. Soaring action and adventure starring your favorite horse-faced Demigod of Thunder, by Kieron Gillen (NEW UNIVERSAL: 1959) and Dan Brereton (GOD-SIZED THOR)!
40 PGS./One-Shot/All-New/Rated T+ …$3.99

ASTONISHING TALES #3
Written by C. B. CEBULSKI,
DANIEL MERLIN GOODBREY,
JONATHON GREEN
& JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by KENNETH ROCAFORT, LOU KANG, FIONA STAPLES &
NICHOLAS PITARRA
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Marvel’s premiere all-new anthology continues as
WOLVERINE & PUNISHER go toe-to-toe with the deadly Viper on the streets of Madripoor! Meanwhile, in the future, IRON MAN 2020 has problems of his own as his new energy-efficient air transport gets blasted by the mysterious Commodore Q! SUNSPOT and CANNONBALL continue their moviemaking mayhem in MOJOWORLD! And Jonathan Green (Anita Blake: The First Death) and the incredible Fiona Staples give us an untold tale of Spider-Woman’s past…and some of California’s most horrible vampires!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

CAPTAIN BRITAIN
AND MI13 #12
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Wolverine Art Appreciation
Variant by TBA
In issue 3, Pete Wisdom let loose hordes of Magical villains in order to fight the Skrulls.  His chickens are coming home to roost as Dracula has united these forces.  They’ve begun to rip MI13 apart and take England for their own.  Treaty with Doctor Doom or not, their threat will not be contained to Great Britain.  And there’s nothing Pete can do about it…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AVENGERS/INVADERS #10
Written by ALEX ROSS & Jim Krueger
Penciled by Steve Sadowski & Patrick berkenkotter
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Cover by MITCH BREITWEISER
The true enemy stands revealed and in a twisted past with no order, two teams of heroes make their way under the Atlantic ocean to confront the enemies of freedom who are planning their next move behind a wall built around Europe. But even with the help of Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos, plus Black Panther, it may be too late to stop the end of everything.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #49
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils by LUKE ROSS
Cover by STEVE EPTING
The most important issue of Captain America since issue 25 is finally here!  Sharon Carter’s dreams are forcing her to relive the death of Steve Rogers — and her time under the control of Dr. Faustus.  But will these dreams also reveal hidden secrets about what she saw and did the day Steve died?  By Ed Brubaker and Luke Ross.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

GHOST RIDER #34
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by TONY MOORE
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
Wolverine Art Appreciation
Variant by TBA
« TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS, » PART 2
Among the truckers who work the loneliest stretches of highways at night, there is a legend.  The legend of the Highwayman, the hellbilly terror of the hammer lane, a former trucker who was cursed by the devil and now drives a mystical black rig, preying on the souls of anyone foolish enough to drive his highways come nightfall.  This issue, that happens to be Danny Ketch, a man who knows a thing or two when it comes to curses.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA:
THEATER OF WAR:
A BROTHER IN ARMS
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Art by JOHN MCCRAE
Cover by MITCH BREITWEISER
On the night of March 25th, 1945, twenty-three men of the Second Battalion of the United States Army Rangers undertook one of the most daring raids of World War Two, led by none other than Captain America.  But it doesn’t go the way anyone planned, when a German soldier is taken as a prisoner of war and placed in Cap’s care.  In his second installment, Paul Jenkins (CAPTAIN AMERICA: AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL) explores the fact and fiction of World War II Captain America, and the good soldiers that followed him into the darkest of days. An all-new story of the original Captain America!
48 PGS./One-Shot/All-New/Rated T+ …$3.99

DAREDEVIL #118
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MICHAEL LARK
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Wolverine Art Appreciation Variant by Russ Heath & Juan Doe
Did you think it was going to be easy for the Kingpin to waltz back into New York City? Or did you smarten up and realize that every crook and super-villain who ever had a grudge against him would crawl out of the woodwork and try to kill him? By the award-winning team of Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

FANTASTIC FORCE #1
Written by JOE AHEARNE
Pencils by STEVE KURTH
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
FROM THE PAGES OF FANTASTIC FOUR: The Hooded Man! Lightwave! Banner! Natalie X! Psionics! Alex Ultron! They’re the last six superhumans from a devastated future! They’ve rescued the remnants of a devastated humanity by relocating them to an artificial planet in the present day! Now they face their greatest challenge—to create a better utopian society! But there are vast forces from across the Marvel Universe who will move against them—plus a threat from their own era they thought they’d left behind! Plus, 8 pages of Director’s Cut Extras!
40 PGS./Rated T+…$3.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #566
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH
THE MASTERS OF DOOM Part one of four. It begins here! The final storyline of the Millar/Hitch run on FANTASTIC FOUR,culminating all of the plot threads they’ve set up so far! From across the universe they come, returning to the Earth after a twenty year journey of genocide and sadism. They’re the men who tutored Doctor Doom in the ways of villainy—and their
re-emergence signals the greatest conflict the Fantastic Four have ever been party to!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ALL-NEW SAVAGE SHE-HULK #1 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Pencils by TBA
Cover by ALEX GARNER
From a world where society as we know it has crumbled and humanity has been irrevocably changed, she comes—the all-new, all-different SAVAGE SHE-HULK!  But now, a deadly mission has brought her to current Marvel continuity.  What terrible secret does this gamma-irradiated beauty bare? And is she friend or foe, Inhuman or mutant, Avenger, Defender…or Invader? Discover the mysteries surrounding this all-new superstar in the Marvel Universe as we proudly presents the all new SAVAGE SHE-HULK!  Plus 8 pages of Director’s Cut Extras!
40 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

HULK #11
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & 50/50 Covers by ED MCGUINNESS
Wolverine Art Appreciation Variant by TBA
Variant Cover by Arthur Adams
THE DEFENDERS/OFFENDERS WAR!  The good news?  Hulk’s got help on his side in the form of Namor, Doctor Strange, and the Silver Surfer!  The bad news?  Rulk’s got pals of his own.  When the original Defenders face off one-on-one with Rulk, Tiger Shark, Baron Mordo, and Terrax, it’s anybody’s bet who will win… but who exactly is betting on these fights?   A smash-, splash-, and cosmic-flash-fest that could ONLY have come from the minds of award-winning superstar writer Jeph Loeb and everybody’s favorite Hulk artist Ed McGuinness!
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

MARVELS: EYE OF THE CAMERA #5 (of 6)
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Pencils & Cover by JAY ANACLETO
Black and White Variant Also Available!
The Hulk destroys a town! The FF get a new HQ! X-Factor debuts! The Sub-Mariner joins the Avengers! The Masters of Evil attack! Magneto goes on trial!  Big news.  But where’s Phil Sheldon? Is he covering the stories? Can he? As we approach the fateful finale, Phil faces a deadline — and old friends rally round.
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

IMMORTAL IRON FIST #25
Written by DUANE
SWIERCZYNSKI
Pencils by TRAVEL FOREMAN
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Danny and the Immortal Weapons suffer infernal torment as the rollicking ESCAPE FROM THE EIGHTH CITY arc continues! Fighting back to back with a mystical ally, Danny comes face to face with the diabolical leader of this warped dimension – Changming! But what is his deadly secret?! It’s all-out kung fu/horror/mystery/super hero action in Hell from Duane Swierczynski and Travel Foreman!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES
SUPER HEROES #10
Written by Todd Dezago
Penciled by DEREC DONOVAN
Cover by Clayton Henry
« ANT-MAN is On The JOB!! »
Well, he’s LOOKING for a job, anyway…But his employment is put on hold when the insidious SANDMAN crosses his path-and ANT-MAN needs to pull out all the stops to defeat the Granular Goon!
And, as ANT-MAN’s popularity rises, so too do the suspicions of Vernon Van Dyne…!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

FRANKLIN RICHARDS:
APRIL FOOLS!
Written, Art & Cover by
CHRIS ELIOPOULOS
It’s that time of year again. Springtime, baseball, April showers and most importantly April Fools Day! Franklin has a plan to make everyone in his family the butt of his practical joke, but the joke’s on him. Join Franklin, H.E.R.B.I.E. and new addition, Puppy, in this all-new foolish special with stories to tickle your funny bone. Hey, wait–there’s a giant spider on your shoulder! April Fools!
32 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES
FANTASTIC FOUR #47
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by PERE PEREZ
Cover by JON BURAN
We all know the story: an accidental exposure to cosmic rays turns Reed Richards, along with Johnny and Sue Storm, into the Terrific Three—the World’s Greatest Fighting Team! Unfortunately, tragedy strikes when their close friend, Ben Grimm, is bathed in gamma radiation due to a horrible mishap during a Gamma Bomb test—transforming Ben into the Incredible Hulk, the greatest threat the world has ever known! And then…umm, wait…DO we know this story? Who’s playing with the past? And why?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES
SPIDER-MAN #50
Written by MARC SUMERAK &
ROGER CRUZ
Penciled by SANFORD GREENE &
SONNY LIEW
Cover by PATRICK
SCHERBERGER
Spidey celebrates his 50th issue milestone in true super hero style with a surprise party unlike any other. Too bad the hosts of this little get together are some of the webbed wonder’s fiercest foes! Will our hero be able to defeat the new Sinister Six in time to blow out his candles? Or will he just end up with a face full of cake and a body covered in bruises? Make a wish, Spidey… it may be your last!
48 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES
THE AVENGERS #35
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by IG GUARA
Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS
Hawkeye needs a date for an Avengers picnic, but just once he’d like to meet a regular girl who doesn’t punch holes through walls or jet off to Saturn for the weekend. But how does one go about meeting a normal girl when living the life of a super hero? The solution seems to be an online dating service called Lover’s Leap, but when Hawkeye accidentally downloads a wealth of sensitive Avengers information onto the website, which (dang!) turns out to be a scam site run by Batroc the Leaper, it’s going to take the combined fighting might of the Avengers to get Hawkeye out of this jam! Well, at least some of the Avengers. Please don’t tell the others about this, okay?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL APES: AMAZING
SPIDER-MONKEY #1
Written by KARL KESEL
& TOM PEYER
Penciled by REILLY BROWN
& CHAD HARDIN
Cover by JOHN WATSON
Feces front, True Believers, it’s the AMAZING SPIDER-MONKEY!  From the pages of last year’s simian-smash hit, join the Monkey-verse’s Peter Parker as he comes to grips with a world too savage for his heroic legacy to allow.  But as Spider-Monkey tries to create a better world for all ape-kind, Captain America (the top ape of the ape-verse) –stands in his way. Will the webbed wonder survive?  By Karl Kesel and Reilly Brown!  Meanwhile, Tom Peyer and Chad Hardin take us deeper into the history of the Ape Universe, as CHARLES DARWIN (yes, THE Charles Darwin) uncovers more of the Ape-verse’s wonders!
40 PGS./One-Shot/All-New/Rated T+ …$3.99

MOON KNIGHT #29
Written by MIKE BENSON
Penciled by JEFTE PALO
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Wolverine Art Appreciation
Variant by TBA
“DOWN SOUTH,” PART 3
Let’s get rrrrrrrreaaaaaaaaady to rrrrrruuuuuummmmmmblllllle!!! Playing protector to a young woman who’s in the crosshairs of the meanest, craziest, most indefatigable bounty hunters south — or North — of the Rio Grande.  Meet Los Bros Zapata, a tag-team Mexican wrestler duo who moonlight as assassins, and who’ll do anything — anything — to take down their mark.  Moon Knight’s gonna have his hands full, but luckily, he’s got someone in his corner: The Punisher.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

Marvel Assistant-Sized Spectacular #1 & 2 (of 2)
Written by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS, JASON AARON, CHRIS YOST,
CHRIS GIARRUSSO, ADAM WARREN, WYATT CENAC & BRIAN PATCHETT
Art by JACOB CHABOT, RICHARD ISANOVE, JOH JAMES, CHRIS
GIARRUSSO, TODD NAUCK & XURXO PENALTA
Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS
Rejects, benchwarmers, lovable losers, and might-be Avengers…assemble! In the beloved tradition of Assistant Editors’ Month, we the staffers are sick and tired of our bosses telling nothing but Wolverine stories, Spider-Man stories, Captain America stories…and we’re taking matters into our own oddball hands! Little guys can be heroes, too…and when this motley crew of misfits gets their shot – in stories featuring Elsa Bloodstone, American Eagle, D-Man, the daughter of Galactus, Mini Marvel cake-eating Hawkeye, Candidate Luke Cage, and more – it could be the start of something big! Don’t miss this two-issue anthology of also-rans who might – just MIGHT – ascend to the A-list! (Fingers crossed. Really we’re just hoping this doesn’t get us fired.)
40 PGS. (each)/Rated A …$3.99(each)

MARVEL TRIPLE ACTION #1
WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #1
MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS #19
MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #1
72 PGS./All Ages …$5.99

OFFICIAL INDEX TO
THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #4
Written by AL SJOERDSMA,
CHRIS BUCHNER, RONALD
BYRD, MICHAEL HOSKIN,
ERIC MOREELS, BOB SODARO,
JEPH YORK & STUART VANDAL
Continuing the chronicle of the Marvel Universe, starting with Spider-Man (from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #170 on), Iron Man (from IRON MAN #70 on) and the X-Men (from UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #7 on). Follow the history of the Marvel universe as it unfolds month by month with the All-New Official Index to the Marvel Universe. Each issue provides synopses for dozens of individual comics, including back-up strips, introducing you to the characters, teams, places and equipment that appeared within, providing vital information about first appearances, where they last showed up and where they appeared next!
64 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

MARVEL ZOMBIES 4 #1 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by KEV WALKER
Cover by GREG LAND
Variant Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
The acclaimed creative team behind MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 returns…with another adventure that takes place in the Marvel U! The vampire. The witch. The werewolf. The muck-monster. The devil.  They’re nobody’s idea of heroes, but they’re all that stands between our world and an unstoppable apocalypse! They’re the new Midnight Sons, and their quest to track down the undead who escaped from A.R.M.O.R. will lead them around the globe—and right to a cruise ship overrun with undead undersea-dwelling cannibals! Can this monstrous team stop the « red tide » before it unleashes untold horror upon the mainland? Not if the Merc With Only a Mouth has anything to say about it! Yes, writer Fred Van Lente and artist Kev Walker—the guys who made IGN.com say “MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 may actually rank as the best in the series”—are back again, unleashing the flesh-eaters for another roller coaster ride of gore, action, gore, thrills, gore and gore!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory…$3.99

EXILES #1
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by SALVADOR ESPIN
Cover by DAVE BULLOCK
Wolverine Art Appreciation Variant by TBA
Heroes are being pulled out of the worlds they know- The Beast. The Witch. Panther. Forge. Polaris. All find themselves in a place out of time with a new mission in life. But something seems to have shifted in the mechanics of the universe, things may not be quite what we remember…  But one thing we know for certain- BLINK is BACK!Plus 8 pages of Director’s Cut Extras!
40 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

RUNAWAYS #9
Written by TERRY MOORE
Penciled by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Wolverine Art Appreciation
Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE
Chase’s boss, evil shock-jock Val Rhymin, has raised a magical army of plastic-surgery zombies and is taking over Los Angeles by force.  Only the Runaways can stop him. Don’t miss the exciting conclusion of Terry Moore’s (Strangers in Paradise, Echo) run, pardon the pun, on RUNAWAYS!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SQUADRON SUPREME #10
Written by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Penciled by MARCO CHECCHETTO
Cover by ANDY BLASE
WAR!!! It’s the new Squadron Supreme versus the old—and America is the battleground! The devastation is incredible, and as the toll of death and destruction increases, the only question on everyone’s lips is…where will Hyperion stop? Or…will he stop…?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

TIMESTORM: 2009-2099 #1 (of 4)
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by ERIC BATTLE
Cover by CHRISTOPHER SHY
2009…meets 2099? Future history has been shattered by events in the present! If you think you know the heroes and villains from Marvel’s dark future, writer Brian Reed (SECRET INVASION: CAPTAIN MARVEL) and artist Eric Battle (Batman) say it’s time to think again! Get ready for the re-imagined 2099 versions of Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, the X-Men and more! Plus 8 pages of Director’s Cut Extras!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WAR OF KINGS #2 (of 6)
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Variant Cover by TBA
The cosmic heavyweights come out swinging! Black Bolt! Gladiator! The Inhumans! Vulcan! The Starjammers! As Kree outworlds burn, Shi’Ar forces move in for the kill—as first blood goes to Vulcan and the Imperial Guard! Can anything withstand the military juggernaut of Vulcan’s Imperium? And are the lines of allegiance drawn as clearly as it first appears? The major players make their big moves as the battle that will reshape the cosmic power structure rages on!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #13
Written by DAN ABNETT
& ANDY LANNING
Penciled by BRAD WALKER
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
A WAR OF KINGS tie-in! The guns of the Kree and the Shi’Ar have thundered — and there will hell to pay! Star-Lord’s Guardians spring into desperate action in an attempt to stop the planet-shattering battle, but will either side listen? If they don’t, the walls of the galaxy will disintegrate! It’s more mind-blowing cosmic heroics from the book that made CBR.com rave “if comics were movies, this would be the one people would be talking about all summer!”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NOVA #24
Written by DAN ABNETT
& ANDY LANNING
Penciled by ANDREA DIVITO
Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA
A WAR OF KINGS tie-in! As the Shi’Ar and the Kree’s cataclysmic battle explodes across the cosmos, Richard Rider is forced to fight the one opponent he never wanted to: the ancient power that made him Nova in the first place! Yes, it’s time for another of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s trademark jaw-dropping plot swerves! Plus: Please welcome new series artist Andrea DiVito (ANNIHILATION) to the book that Aint It Cool News says is packed with “twists and turns, thrills and scares, cool stuff and awesomely jaw-droppingly cool stuff!”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WAR OF KINGS: ASCENSION #1 (of 4)
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by WELLINTON ALVES
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
A WAR OF KING tie-in! Who is Talon? What does he want with the young Earthman that ‘90s comic junkies know as Chris Powell? What is the shocking truth that connects the hero called Darkhawk not only to the Shi’Ar, but to the larger cosmos? And how does it all lead to a confrontation with Annihilus’ forces in the Negative Zone? It’s secret-revealing sci-fi action from the creative team that AintItCoolNews.com said has made NOVA “a great, fun book that brings back memories of fun superhero comics I read as a kid”!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ASTONISHING X-MEN #29
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils & Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
« GHOST BOX, » PART 5
The penultimate chapter of the opening epic by the superstar team of Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi.  Are you ready for the secret of the Ghost Box?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #508 & #509
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Covers by GREG LAND
Uncanny X-Men #508 Wolverine Art Appreciation Variant by LAURA MARTIN
The X-Men get up to the delicate art of living as the Sisterhood plan their imminent demise. The Science Team gets to work, trying very hard not to kill one another first. Simon Trask gains traction in the California state legislature, muscling PROPOSITION X to an emergency ballot vote. If it passes, mutants past and present, powered and otherwise, won’t be allowed to breed… all this and a friend returns as a foe and ready for murder. Oh, things are getting ugly.
32 PGS.(each)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (each)

X-MEN: LEGACY #223
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by SCOT EATON
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
70th Anniversary Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Wolverine Art Appreciation Variant by MORRY HOLLOWELL
“Salvage”
It’s the moment of truth for Danger and Professor Xavier as the seeds planted in ASTONISHING X-MEN finally bloom.  Prof. X kept a sentient being almost as a slave and now that she is free of her bonds, Danger will take her revenge.  And this time, the X-Men aren’t there to help him.  It’s the beginning of the end of Professor Xavier’s part of X-MEN LEGACY! Part 4 (of 5)
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

DEADPOOL: SUICIDE KINGS #1 (of 5)
Written by mike benson
Penciled by carlo barbieri
Cover by MIKE McKONE
“SUICIDE KINGS,” PART 1: DEALER’S CHOICE”
Deadpool’s latest job has gotten him into a world of trouble.  Everyone wants a piece of him — and for a crime he didn’t commit!  That’s right: Someone’s framed Deadpool, and it just might be the same guy who hired him in the first place, a guy who just might be using the mouthy merc as a wild card in a twisted wager.  If Wade’s going to clear his name and serve up some revenge, he’s first got to avoid getting captured — or killed — by some of the Marvel Universe’s heaviest hitters: Daredevil, the Punisher and Spider-Man.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

WOLVERINE #72
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
Logan and Hawkeye have finally reached their journey’s end, made it to New Babylon, and delivered Hawkeye’s secret cargo. But the completion of their mission has come with a great price…and Logan is out for revenge on the man responsible for the annihilation of the world’s super heroes, the President of the United States! Don’t miss the penultimate issue of the greatest Wolverine story ever told by modern masters MARK MILLAR and STEVE MCNIVEN! Part 7 (of 8).
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE: WEAPON X #1
Written by JASON AARON
Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY
50/50 Variant Cover by ADAM KUBERT
Variant Cover A by TBA
Variant Cover B by TBA
“THE ADAMANTIUM MEN” Part 1 (of 5)
In the jungles of Colombia, people are turning up dead, whole villages brutally slaughtered by a team of soldiers who move through the shadows like ghosts. On the streets of San Francisco, Logan learns that the files from the old Weapon X program, the blueprints for building Adamantium-laced super soldiers like himself, have fallen into the hands of the evil corporation, Roxxon. Once again, it seems, someone is looking to build the perfect killing machine. That means it’s time for Wolverine to step in, and remind them that someone already did. Plus 8 pages of Director’s Cut Extras!
40 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

NEW MUTANTS SAGA
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
& SHEILA JOHNSON
Wraparound Cover by
DIOGENES NEVES
Psyche! Sunspot! Cannonball! Wolfsbane! Karma! They’re the New Mutants you know and love. And along with Magik, Magma, Cypher and Warlock, they were the backbone of the era that so many current X-readers came to treasure. NEW MUTANTS SAGA will catch you up on this seminal period of X-history — from their very first team-up to the arrival of new members, the coming of “Inferno” and the arrival of Cable! It’s a Marvel history lesson in a fun and frenetic fashion!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …FREE!

WOLVERINE: WEAPON X FILES
Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN,
RONALD BYRD, ERIC J. MOREELS, STUART VANDAL, MICHAEL
HOSKIN, CHAD ANDERSON,
RICH GREEN, JEPH YORK,
MARKUS ETTLINGER,
MADISON CARTER & MIKE FICHERA
Cover by FRANK MARTIN
A brand-new, all-inclusive handbook for Hollywood’s favorite mutant, spotlighting a complete biography of Wolverine! He may be in an acre of comics each month, but this is the only place to get the real score! Also featuring some of the Canucklehead’s best allies – including Gambit, Maverick, Tyger Tiger and X-Force! And along for the ride are villains – the likes of Blob, Daken, Deadpool, Mastermind, Orphan Maker, Donald Pierce, the Purifiers, Sabretooth and S’ym! And more than four dozen other stars linked to our man Logan from Amiko to Silver Fox!
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

WOLVERINE:
THE ANNIVERSARY
Written by WILLIAM HARMS
& JONATHAN MABERRY
Penciled by JEFTE PALO
& ROLAND BOSCHI
Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
Double-sized one-shot with two all-new stories!
In “The Anniversary,” it’s terror at thirty-thousand feet!  It’s a few days before the anniversary of Mariko’s death, and Logan is making the long pilgrimage to Japan to pay his respects when his 747 is suddenly seized by a group of terrorists who plan on blowing up the craft over downtown Honolulu!  If Logan is to save the plane and its passengers, he’ll have to rely on all of his guile, instincts and predatory skills… because all it takes is one bullet to destabilize the plane’s pressure, or a split-second’s warning for the terrorist leader to detonate the bomb strapped to his chest…And in “Ghosts,” a squad of ninja assassins is the least of Logan’s problems.
48 PGS./One-Shot/All-New/Parental Advisory …$3.99

RAMPAGING WOLVERINE #1
Written by JOSH FIALKOV,
CHRISTOPHER YOST,
ROBIN FURTH & TED MCKEEVER
Penciled by PACO DIAZ LUquE,
NELSON & TED MCKEEVER
Cover by NELSON
The Marvel Magazine that never was—three ALL-NEW, ALL-ACTION Wolverine tales, all in fantastic BLACK AND WHITE! Josh Fialkov (ELK’S RUN) and the fantastic gray wash art of Paco Diaz Luque pit Wolverine against South Pacific pirates…and worse. Plus, X-FORCE writer Christopher Yost introduce a sniper with a secret—and a canuckle-head to kill! Finally, comics legend Ted McKeever (METROPOL, EDDIE CURRENT) tells a third island adventure. Plus even more! It’s non-stop Logan—too hot for color to handle—and NO ADS!
48 PGS./Black & White/All-New/Parental Advisory …$3.99

CABLE #13
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Pencils & 50/50 Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
50/50 Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
“X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR,” PART 2
The sequel to 2007’s MESSIAH COMPLEX continues here!  Cyclops has complete faith that his son, Cable, will do everything he can to protect the so-called mutant messiah — who he believes will save mutantkind. But he also knows what havoc former X-Man Lucas Bishop has wreaked in the nightmarish future.  So now he’s sent his black ops team, the X-Force, on a risky, time-traveling mission to save Cable and the child, completely unaware that there’s something else waiting for them in the future.  Something not even Bishop was counting on…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FORCE #14
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
« X-FORCE/CABLE: MESSIAH WAR »
STRYFE STRIKES! Cable and X-Force’s greatest nemisis returns! The X-event of the decade continues in MESSIAH WAR, and things go from “bad” to “worst case scenario” as X-Force and Cable struggle to keep Hope alive. While Cyclops fights to keep X-Force’s involvement a secret in the present, Cable and Wolverine butt heads in the future over control of the child. Making matters worse, a member of X-Force abandons the team as an army of darkness descends upon them, leaving the team a man down with their backs to the wall. Past, present and future collide as the war for Mutantkind’s survival continues. Part 3 (of 7)
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-MEN: THE LIVES AND TIMES
OF LUCAS BISHOP #3 (of 3)
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Penciled by LARRY STROMAN
Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
“HIS NAME IS BISHOP, AND NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME” The untold story of renegade X-Man Lucas Bishop concludes here!
He was born into bondage. Forced into a life of crime on the streets of a hard future. Slowly, though, Lucas BIshop transformed himself into an agent of justice…a hero cop.  But now that his greatest enemy has ripped a hole in time itself, Bishop realizes that he may have been put on this earth for more than a tin badge. He might have been put here to set everything right, because he’s the only X-Man alive who knows how wrong it’s going to be…
32 PGS./Rated T+…$3.99

X-FACTOR #42
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by VALENTINE
DE LANDRO
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
After the shocking events of the past few issues, MADROX has learned that in X-FACTOR, anything can happen. And in this issue—everything does! Separated from his teammates and involved in a war he never expected to see, he can only look back on the days when the team stood together. Now—the rebellion has begun!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
FINALS #3 (of 4)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by ROGER CRUZ,
AMILCAR PINNA
& COLLEEEN COOVER
Cover by ROGER CRUZ
How metal is a giant ghostly Magneto presence trying to crush the X-Men? VERY METAL. And have no fear of the weirdness stopping there, because now the black and gold-suited X-Men have just arrived to add to the confusion our graduating class find themselves in!  And the brilliant Hank McCoy will foolishly end a sentence in a preposition like we’re doing here!
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

WOLVERINE:
FIRST CLASS #14
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by RONAN CLIQUET
Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS
Wolverine Art Appreciation
Variant by Chris Eliopoulos
What do you get when you take KITTY PRYDE, DAREDEVIL, ELEKTRA, THE HAND, and the willingness of ALL of them to beat the SNOT outta each other?
Well…you get this comic!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE #1
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils and Cover by MARK TEXEIRA
The X-MEN ORIGINS series continues here, with the most popular X-Man in the spotlight.  From the first time he popped his claws, to the moment he joined the X-Men, Wolverine has had a rough life.  See every gruesome detail here!  This is a perfect gift for the people in your life who are looking forward to the X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE movie!
40 PGS./One-Shot/All-New/Rated T+ …$3.99

THE DESTROYER #1 (of 5)
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Penciled by CORY WALKER
Cover by JASON PEARSON
“DESTROYER,” PART 1
For sixty years, Keen Marlowe has been a super hero, taking down bad guys, fighting the good fight.  But it’s is about to come crashing to an end.  See, Marlowe is dying — maybe today, maybe tomorrow, the only question is when.  But Marlowe isn’t about to go quietly into the night.  Before he goes, he intends to leave the world a safer place for his family.  And if that means hunting down — and murdering — every super-villain he can, so be it.  They don’t call him “Destroyer” for nothing.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

DEAD OF NIGHT
FEATURING WEREWOLF
BY NIGHT #4 (of 4)
Written by DUANE
SWIERCZYNSKI
Penciled by MICO SUAYAN
Cover by RAFAEL GRAMPÁ
This wolf has sniffed the trail all the way to the end! In a
sinister sub-basement, Jack Russell finds the answers behind his very existence as the blood-thirsty, carnivorous Werewolf By Night…and more! Don’t miss the brutal, bloody, gory final issue of this anything-goes MAX Werewolf, as Jack confronts the man responsible for Jack’s torment and the death of his wife…and fights some monsters, too!
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

PUNISHER: FRANK
CASTLE MAX #69
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
“SIX HOURS TO KILL, PART 4: MINUTE MEN”
Frank Castle finds himself face down in the Philadelphia gutter — with professional killers, crooked cops, and even the Mayor himself fixing to make sure he dies there.  And that’s if the poison racing through Castle’s veins doesn’t kill him first.  Can Castle stay conscious enough to save the life of an innocent man—and take out the criminal mastermind behind it all?
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

KABUKI REFLECTIONS #13
Written by DAVID MACK
Art by DAVID MACK
Cover by DAVID MACK
This square-bound art book acts as a tie-in to the DVD documentary on Mack’s work, THE ALCHEMY OF ART: DAVID MACK from Herovideoproductions.com. REFLECTIONS #13 includes details and commentary on never-before-seen art and stories — including Mack’s new children’s book THE SHY CREATURES, handmade books and paintings from the DVD. Also featuring step-by-step art techniques, loads of art and extras you’ve never seen before, figure drawings, new paintings, sketches, Mack’s complete story from Tori Amos’ new Comic Book Tattoo story, album cover art, large art, live art shows, original scripts, and more!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$5.99
OFFERED AGAIN: REFLECTIONS #5-11, KABUKI: THE ALCHEMY #1-9
(including Alex Maleev, Jae Lee, Kent Williams & Mike Allred covers) and THE ALCHEMY HC.

INCOGNITO #4
By Ed Brubaker (Captain America) and Sean Phillips (Marvel Zombies)
THE MOST TWISTED SUPER-VILLAIN TALE OF ALL TIME TAKES A SHARP RIGHT TURN… AS THE HEROES FINALLY ARRIVE!
Zack’s masked mayhem hasn’t gone unnoticed by the authorities or the bad guys he’s been in hiding from.  Now, Zoey Zeppelin, granddaughter of the legendary Professor Zeppelin is here to find out just which side he’s on
— even if she has to kill him to be sure.
32 PGS./Mature Content/No Ads… $3.50

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE YOUNG ALLIES VOL. 1 HC
Written by STAN LEE, OTTO BINDER & VARIOUS
Penciled by AL GABRIELE, JACK KIRBY,
CHARLES NICHOLASWOTJKOSWKI, JACK ALDERMAN & VARIOUS
Cover by JACK KIRBY
The Young Allies, comics’ very first boy-adventure team, leap into four-color action once more with their debut MARVEL MASTERWORKS volume! Super-hero sidekicks unite when Captain America’s pal, Bucky and his Sentinels of Liberty team up with the Human Torch’s protégé, Toro, and take on the Axis! And they won’t waste a second getting down to business. Right from issue #1 they take the fight straight to Berlin and, rest assured, the Red Skull, and even Hitler himself, won’t be walking out of this one without a bloody nose. Next up, the Black Talon returns from the pages of CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS to terrorize the Young Allies, or maybe that should be the other way around? There are 5th Columnists, Nazis, Imperial generals, spies, and action galore in each of these Timely classics. The Golden Age of Comics packed in cover-to-cover adventure, but there are few that can compare to the massive, 60-pages plus, issue-length adventures of the Young Allies! Collecting YOUNG ALLIES #1-4
288 PGS/All Ages …$59.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2876-2
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GOLDEN AGE YOUNG ALLIES VOL. 1 HC – VARIANT EDITION VOL. 121
288 PGS/All Ages …$59.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2877-9

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE SUB-MARINER VOL. 3 HC
Written by ROY THOMAS
Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA, GENE COLAN & MARIE SEVERIN
Cover by JOHN BUSCEMA
Imperious Rex! Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner has returned for another MARVEL MASTERWORKS adventure! Writer Roy Thomas and a trio of definitive Sub-Mariner artists are going to take comic’s first anti-hero on one of his greatest adventures of all time! It’s Atlantean vs. Inhuman when Namor faces off against Triton. Then, our hero must march through Attuma and the bloodthirsty Tiger Shark, in his first appearance, but the truly epic confrontation begins when the man called Destiny returns and his Helmet of the Ancients is revealed to be the powerful Serpent Crown. It’s evil influence threatens the lives of Namor and his love, the Lady Dorma, and sends them across the seas to Lemuria to destroy the Crown or be destroyed by it! We couldn’t forget the all-time classic, earth-rattling face-off between Namor and the Thing, not to mention the touching return of one of the Atlantean prince’s friends from all way back in comics’ Golden Age. It’s Marvel’s mer-man at his very best! Collecting SUB-MARINER #2-13.
272 PGS./All Ages …$54.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3487-9
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE SUB-MARINER VOL. 3 HC – VARIANT EDITION VOL. 120
272 PGS./All Ages …$54.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3488-6

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AVENGERS VOL. 1 TPB
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JACK KIRBY & DON HECK
Cover by JACK KIRBY & DEAN WHITE
Pick up the adventures of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes from day one with the MARVEL MASTERWORKS! Comicdom’s greatest assemblage of super heroes burst onto the scene in 1963 as Marvel Comics revolutionized the comic-adventure art form. Gathering together to face the evil Loki, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man, the Wasp and the Mighty Thor formed the improbable core of the ever-changing super-team. But it was three issues later when, from the ice of the northern Atlantic, Captain America returned from the frozen depths that the Avengers truly took form. Illustrated by Jack Kirby and Don Heck, and written by Stan “The Man” Lee, you’ll find the first appearances of Kang the Conqueror, Wonder Man, the Space Phantom and Baron Zemo, the debut of the Masters of Evil and the Hulk’s departure from the team and « subsequent team-up
with the Sub-Mariner to take down his former comrades. They’re Marvel Masterworks one and all! Collecting THE
AVENGERS #1-10
248 PGS/All Ages …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3706-1
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AVENGERS VOL. 1 TPB  — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 4 (DM ONLY)
248 PGS/All Ages …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3707-8

THE ART OF MARKO DJURDJEVIC HC
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Marko Djurdjevic burst onto the scene from obscurity, a passionate artist sharing his work online. The quality of his illustrations needed no explanation beyond that which was obvious at first glance: the sleekly stylized figure work, his masterful command of colors, and the layers and subtext that formed an essential part of his vision. It was a short trip from anonymity to his current status as one of Marvel’s most compelling cover artists. This lush art book will feature a treasure trove of Marko’s cover illustrations — plus sketches, designs and extensive discussion about the process that has made him one of Marvel’s most popular artists. In collaboration with the artist himself, and with input from his peers, THE ART OF MARKO DJURDJEVIC will be the kind of deluxe art book you’ll be proud to show off to friends and fellow art fans.
200 PGS./Rated T+ …$49.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3962-1

MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 HC
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by KEV WALKER
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
Board up Avengers Tower! Lock down the Baxter Building! The ravenous hordes of Marvel Zombies are invading … the Marvel Universe! That’s right, the next chapter of the MZ saga is a non-stop in-continuity gorefest with major implications for at least one Marvel hero! When the super-undead stumble into the MU from the Man-Thing’s Nexus of All Realities, all of Florida is quarantined against the zombie plague. Time is quickly running out for a cure, so the Initiative sends a most unlikely group of heroes into the Zombieverse on a desperate mission to find the one item they need before the whole MU is consumed! The scream team of Fred Van Lente (INCREDIBLE HERCULES) and Kev Walker (ANNIHILATION: NOVA) unite for a Marvel Zombies story like you’ve never seen before! Collecting MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 #1-4.
112 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3635-4
Trim size: oversized

UNCANNY X-MEN: MANIFEST DESTINY HC
Written by ED BRUBAKER, MATT FRACTION, GREG LAND, KIERON GILLEN, C.B. CEBULSKI, CHRISTOPHER YOST, MARC GUGGENHEIM, YANICK PAQUETTE & SKOTTIE YOUNG
Penciled by GREG LAND, TERRY DODSON, DAVID YARDIN, ANDRE COELHO, HUMBERTO RAMOS, PACO DIAZ & DAN PANOSIAN
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Witness the biggest shake-up in X-Men history.  With the mansion in Westchester destroyed, the X-Men are moving to San Francisco.  But it’s not just a change in the zip code.  Come see what the momentous change in status quo means to the X-Men. Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN #500-503, X-MEN FREE COMIC BOOK DAY #1 and MANIFEST DESTINY: DAZZLER, KARMA, MERCURY/X-23, COLOSSUS, EMMA FROST, GRAYMALKIN & JUGGERNAUT.
200 PGS./Rated T+ …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3817-4
Trim size: oversized

INCREDIBLE HERCULES: SMASH OF THE TITANS HC
Written by GREG PAK & Fred Van Lente
Penciled by GARY FRANK, Khoi Pham, Eric Nguyen,
Reilly Brown & Bob Layton
Cover by GARY FRANK
When the Hulk returns to Earth for the senses-shattering events of World War Hulk, we can all guess which puny humans will fight against him. But which of Earth’s heroes will fight for the Hulk? Don’t miss the shocking revelations as Amadeus Cho, the boy genius who took on Reed Richards on behalf of the Hulk in INCREDIBLE HULK #100, confronts She-Hulk and Doc Samson – and precipitates a gamma-powered smash-fest in the wilds of Jersey! Then, the dust has settled after WORLD WAR HULK and Hercules and Amadeus Cho find themselves outlaws, a situation further inflamed by Cho’s grudge against the super-spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D. and Herc’s feud with his estranged half-brother — Ares, god of war, who isn’t above abusing his new federal clout for the sake of sibling rivalry. It’s Marvel’s mightiest manhunt, guest-starring Wonder Man and the Black Widow. Then, the Greek Goliath gathers the most powerful super-team ever assembled to counter-attack the Skrull gods! Face front, True Believers, and prepare for the pantheon-pounding premiere of…THE GOD SQUAD! All this plus an untold tale pitting Hercules against the Incredible Hulk! Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK #106-112, INCREDIBLE HERCULES #113-115 and HULK VS. HERCULES: WHEN TITANS COLLIDE.
248 PGS/All Ages …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3698-9
Trim size: oversized

MARVEL APES HC
Written by KARL KESEL
Penciled by RAMON BACHS
Cover by JOHN WATSON
Flingin’ feces, True Believer– the entire Marvel Universe has gone APE! Just when he thinks life can’t get any worse or weirder, Marty Blank – a.k.a. that lovable loser, the Gibbon — finds himself and the brilliant-and-beautiful Dr. Fiona Fitzhugh transported to a world where monkeys rule and humans don’t exist! SEE the spectacular simian city of Monkhattan! MEET the hominoid heroes and villains – SPIDER-MONKEY! DOC OOK! IRON MANDRILL! SIMIAN TORCH! THE APE-VENGERS! And more! THRILL to the return of Speedball! LEARN the dark secret of the primate planet! WORRY that the fate of the entire universe is in the hands of the Gibbon! Not a hoax, not a dream, not an imaginary story – just the most not-to-be-missed story of the season! Plus, witness the birth of Gibbon from way back in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #110-111! Collecting MARVEL APES #0-4.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3914-0
Trim size: oversized

SPIDER-MAN: DEATH AND DATING PREMIERE HC
Written by MARK WAID, ROGER STERN, DAN SLOTT
& MARC GUGGENHEIM
Penciled by MARCOS MARTIN, LEE WEEKS, MIKE MCKONE
& BARRY KITSON
Cover by LEE WEEKS
Random earthquakes don’t happen in New York – trust us, we live here.  So how did one trap Spidey and a subway car full of New Yorkers underground?  But there’s more to these passengers than meets the eye as a high powered mob trial’s verdict is in their hands.  And one of them has a crucial connection to Pete’s old boss, J. Jonah Jameson!  Also, when a bizarre criminal endangers his Aunt May, Peter Parker is determined to bring him to justice. But who is this strange, faceless felon? How can Spider-Man stop a guy who can slip through his webbing? Plus, finally learn the truth about how Harry Osborn came back from the dead! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #578-583 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2008 ANNUAL.
192 PGS./Rated A … $24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3394-0
Trim size: standard

ULTIMATUM: X-MEN/FANTASTIC FOUR PREMIERE HC
Written by ARON E. COLEITE & JOE POKASKI
Penciled by MARK BROOKS & TYLER KIRKHAM
Cover by ED McGUINNESS
The unthinkable has happened as the X-Men find themselves reeling from the devastating events of Ultimatum. A band of humans have stolen Sentinel technology and attacked Xavier’s mansion — killing any mutant they see. With the X-Men locked in battle with Magneto — can anyone save these students?  Their greatest hope might rest in the hands of their worst enemy as the Weapon X program returns! Also, Ultimatum has hit the planet hard and the Baxter Building was ground zero.  Johnny is still missing.  Dr. Storm is dead.  And Reed has taken off to parts unknown.  Sue’s life hangs in the balance and rests in the hands of untested pilot Ben Grimm, a.k.a. The Thing, and Dr. Arthur Molekevic, now better known as the megalamonical Mole Man. Collecting ULTIMATE X-MEN #98-100 and ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #58-60.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3432-9
Trim size: standard

HULK VOL. 2 RED & GREEN PREMIERE HC ADAMS COVER
Written by JEPH LOEB
Penciled by ARTHUR ADAMS & FRANK CHO
Covers by ARTHUR ADAMS & FRANK CHO
When Bruce Banner sets out to find the Red Hulk he do