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asm546.jpgAMAZING SPIDER-MAN #546
Written by Dan Slott
Art & Cover by Steve McNiven
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH
AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING!
This is it, Arachnophiles!!!! Prepare for what promises to be the most pulse-pounding piece of four color fiction to be delivered unto the Mighty Marvel Minions in decades! You asked for more Spidey! You demanded it! And, by Buckley, you’re gonna get it! After the devastatingly heartwarming events of ONE MORE DAY, Peter Parker puts the past behind him and sets forth on a BRAND NEW DAY! Starting with Amazing Spider-Man #546, you now have THREE times the action! THREE times the villains! THREE times the danger! Amazing Spider-Man – Now 3 times every month! Bank on it, buck-o! And if that weren’t enough: ASM #546 goes double-sized to bring you back-up features that introduce you to the new players in the lives of Peter and his family!
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

asm547.jpgAMAZING SPIDER-MAN #547
Written by Dan Slott
Art & Cover by Steve McNiven
AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING!
In this premiere month, Spidey’s new status quo gets a swift punch in the gut as Dan Slott (SHE-HULK; AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE) and super-star artist Steve McNiven (CIVIL WAR) hit the ground running with new villains, new friends, and some familiar faces that promise to make Peter’s life messier than ever before. This is where it’s all happening.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: Same Old Power. Same Old Responsibility. Brand New Day.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #548
Written by Dan Slott
Art & Cover by Steve McNiven
AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING!
Dan Slott (SHE-HULK, AVENGERS:THE INITIATIVE) and Steve McNiven (CIVIL WAR) wrap up the first amazing month of Brand New Day with a deadly conflict and surprise revelation that promises to make Spider-Man’s life much more difficult in the coming months. Listen up Spider-philes, three times a month won’t be nearly enough for you!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

smswng.jpgSPIDER-MAN: SWING SHIFT DIRECTOR’S CUT ONE-SHOT
Written by DAN SLOTT
Pencils & Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
Fan-favorite writer Dan Slott (AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE; SHE HULK) and Superstar Artist Phil Jimenez (NEW X-MEN; Infinite Crisis) bring you a brand new tale of danger and intrigue starring your favorite web-slinger…a tale that has a direct impact on the world of Spidey in Brand New Day. Get a behind-the-curtain look at one of Spidey’s new creative teams in the special director’s cut edition of this swingin’ adventure!
48 PGS./CARDSTOCK COVER/Rated A …$3.99

smfam6.jpgSPIDER-MAN FAMILY #6
Written by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS
Pencils & Cover by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS
(ribbit) Time for a team-up, Spidey! (ribbit) Let’s see…Iron Man’s busy (ribbit), Captain America’s a little under the weather (ribbit), the FF are doing their own (ribbit) thing…who’s not busy this month? (ribbit) FROG THOR!!!!!!!!
And while you’re (ribbit) trying to figure out how a frog holds a (ribbit) hammer, you can read the classic (ribbit) archive material and Spider-Man J! 104 pages…best (ribbit) deal in comics!
104 PGS./Rated A …$4.99

asg15.jpgAMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #15
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ
Double-sized issue! Celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the first appearance of Spider-Girl in What If #105 as the daughter of Spider-Man becomes the widow of the Black Tarantula! Featuring guest-stars galore as Spider-Girl battles a horde of her greatest villains!
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

smson5.jpgSPIDER-MAN/RED SONJA #5 (of 5)
Written by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Penciled by MEL RUBI
Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
Swords vs. webs – the final battle! Spider-Man! Kulan Gath! Red Sonja! Venom! Locked together in a fight for survival, all four famous characters collide in this supernatural, super heroic fiery finale! Can Spider-Man prevent the sinister sorcerer from killing the She-Devil With A Sword, who just happens to be inhabiting the body of Mary Jane? Or is MJ and all of New York City stuck in a Hyborean nightmare?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
RED SONJA TM & © 2007 RED SONJA LLC. DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT TM & © 2007 DFI. www.dynamiteentertainment.com

anncon2.jpgANNIHILATION: CONQUEST #2 (of 6)
Written by ANDY LANNING & DAN ABNETT
Penciled by TOM RANEY
Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT
The sci-fi event of the year continues here! The Big Bad behind the entire saga was revealed on the last page of last issue – but what does this fan-fave villain want? And what does it have to do with the surprise ally that our heroes have also recently found? Plus: Who survived the STAR-LORD series to fight on here? And what about the motley crew led by Ronan? The titanic team of Andy Lanning & Dan Abnett (NOVA) and Tom Raney (ULTIMATE X-MEN) deliver the answers fast and furious in this issue!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

avngclas7.jpgAVENGERS CLASSIC #7
Written by STAN LEE & DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
Art by JACK KIRBY & MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Cover by ART ADAMS
The mighty Avengers face their darkest hour as Iron Man finds himself on trial and an ensorcelled Thor battles his teammate — with the Enchantress, the Executioner and evil Baron Zemo waiting to pick up the spoils in this extraordinary Marvel epic! Reprinting AVENGERS #7 by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby, with an all-new adventure for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes from writer Dwayne McDuffie (FANTASTIC FOUR) and artist Michael Avon Oeming (POWERS)!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

cwchron6.jpgCIVIL WAR CHRONICLES #6
Written by MARK MILLAR, J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI & DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN & MIKE MCKONE
Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
Experience CIVIL WAR and its major tie-ins in chronological order! In CIVIL WAR #4, our heroes experience a death! A funeral! A betrayal! And a team is reborn as the war takes a deadly turn! And in FANTASTIC FOUR, things get worse for Marvel’s First Family. The team as we know it is finished, torn apart by the strife of CIVIL WAR! What will happen to the fragmented family and will some other foursome rise to take their place? Collecting CIVIL WAR #4 and FANTASTIC FOUR #541-542.
72 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

avnginit8.jpgAVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #8
Written by DAN SLOTT
Pencils & Cover by STEFANO CASELLI
KILLED IN ACTION (Part 1 of 4)
« Fresh Meat »
Training is almost over for our cadets. Some will graduate. Some will washout. And, yes, some WILL die! It all starts here, in the Initiative’s biggest story to date! And with the clock ticking on the first class of recruits, get ready to meet the next batch! Including new Marvels, old Marvels, at least one SKRULL, and…THE IRREDEEMABLE GIANT-MAN? Also, with the Gauntlet out of commission, just wait until you meet Camp Hammond’s new Drill Instructor… he’s a real Taskmaster!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

bpan33.jpgBLACK PANTHER #33
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by FRANCIS PORTELLA
Cover by BILLY TAN
“LITTLE GREEN MEN” PART 2
Let’s get ready to rumble! The new Fantastic Four just took another wrong turn on the dimensional superhighway – and this time, they’ve landed in the middle of a gang-war between machine-gun toting Skrulls!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

capt33.jpgCAPTAIN AMERICA #33
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils & Cover by STEVE EPTING
The Winter Soldier faces off against Iron Man!
The man at the top of Bucky’s hitlist is finally in his grasp… but saying anything more than that will spoil all our surprises! Still, the final moments of this issue will stun fans just as much as the final moments of Captain America #25 did!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

capcho5.jpgCAPTAIN AMERICA: THE CHOSEN #5 (of 6)
Written by DAVID MORRELL
Art & 50/50 Cover by MITCH BREITWEISER
Variant 50/50 Cover by TRAVIS CHAREST
Captain America is dying. The super-soldier treatment through which Steve Rogers became the Sentinel of Liberty blessed him with tremendous strength, speed, intelligence and slowed aging. But the human body can only take so much, and after the long years spent serving his country, Steve’s once-frail frame is finally breaking down. Can he be replaced? Is that why U.S. Marine Corpsman James Newman has been seeing Cap in his head during pitched combat in Afghanistan?
Award-winning writer David Morrell — father of the modern action novel and creator of John Rambo in his novel First Blood — and artist Mitch Breitweiser present a stunning vision of Captain America in modern-day wartime, facing the greatest – and final — challenge of his life.
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Rated T+ …$3.99

captmrvl2.jpgCAPTAIN MARVEL #2 (of 5)
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by LEE WEEKS
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Captain Marvel is back, and everyone on Earth wants a piece of him. Ms. Marvel wants him in the Avengers. Iron Man wants him to hide away in safety. And the Church of Hala wants him as their messiah. Brian Reed (NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI) and Lee Weeks (DAREDEVIL) continue the year’s most stunning mini-series!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

dd103.jpgDAREDEVIL #103
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MICHAEL LARK
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
MATT AND FOGGY FIGHT TO SAVE MILLA’S LIFE IN COURT! Meanwhile, Daredevil tears Hell’s Kitchen apart searching for Mr. Fear, the only man who can stop his wife from going insane, while the Hood’s minions fight Fear’s people for control of the
neighborhood. By Eisner-winning Best Writer Ed Brubaker with art by the acclaimed team of Michael Lark and Stefano Gaudiano.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR: ¡ISLA DE LA MUERTE! ONE-SHOT
Written by TOM BELAND Art & Cover by JUAN DOE
Puerto Rico…island of beauty, intrigue and, for one ever-lovin’, blue-eyed visitor…a pile full of danger! Ben Grimm has been keeping a secret from his teammates for years. But when Reed, Sue and Johnny investigate, the mystery brings them to the tropics, face-to-face with an old nemesis and a monstrous creature known as…EL CHUPACABRAS!! All we can say is, « ¡¡QUE EL MÍO SEA MARVEL!! »
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

gsavng1.jpgGIANT-SIZE AVENGERS SPECIAL #1
Written by C.B. CEBULSKI, MATT YOCUM, DANIEL MERLIN GOODBREY, DOUGLAS NOBLE, T. CAMPBELL & SCOTT GRAY
Penciled by PAUL NEARY, BRIAN DENHAM, NELSON, DENIS MEDRI & ROGER LANGRIDGE
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
As the Avengers battle to take down the Serpent Society, the team recalls never-before-told tales of their past! Watch as:
Spider-Man tries to integrate into a team and learns a thing or two about history, Luke Cage and Wolverine go toe-to-toe against a terrifying cosmic foe, Henry Peter Gyrich becomes an unlikely hero on an unlikely world, and Jarvis the butler cleans house…after some robot Vikings drop by unexpectedly. On top of all that—it’s the return of the critically-acclaimed Fin Fang Four by Scott Grey and Roger Langridge! That’s 55 pages of all-new comics, PLUS classic reprints from Avengers history!
96 PGS./Rated A …$4.99

hulkfff.jpgHULK VS. FIN FANG FOOM ONE-SHOT
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by TBA
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Prepare yourself for a showdown of epic proportions. The gamma irradiated goliath, the Hulk, faces off against the mighty Marvel monster, Fin Fang Foom. This action-packed double-sized one-shot will take two of Marvel’s BIGGEST… GREENEST monsters, and pit them against one-another. And you can be sure that when these big brutal beasts collide, ain’t nobody gonna be happy. So place you’re bets folks, cause this one’s going to make it into the last rounds…
My money is on the FOOM! Plus, classic slugfests from the past!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

homavng3.jpgHOUSE OF M: AVENGERS #2 & 3 (of 5)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Pencils & Cover by MIKE PERKINS
The secret history of the House of M universe continues as Luke Cage’s Avengers battle Shang-Chi’s Dragons…Officer Misty Knight inflitrates the Avengers to take them down from within…and Thunderbird’s FBI task force, The Brotherhood, recruits a new Sapien member: ex-Marine Frank Castle, aka The Punisher! And tragedy strikes as an Avenger heads toward death!
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (EACH)

howdk3.jpgHOWARD THE DUCK #3 (of 4)
Written by TY TEMPLETON
Pencils & Cover by JUAN BOBILLO
WHY is Howard in prison? WHEN did Beverly become more famous than Paris Hilton? WILL the evil scientists of A.I.M. succeed in destroying all TV and RADIO before America tunes in for the verdict in the sensational trial of Howard the Duck? And WHAT is Howard’s never-before-seen duck-based SUPER-POWER? Guest starring the Sensational She-Hulk! HOW does Marvel pack THIS much into ONE comic?
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

GHOST RIDER #18
Written by DANIEL WAY
Art by JAVIER SALTARES & MARK TEXEIRA
Cover by TONY MOORE
“Revelations,” Part 5 (of 6)
All hype aside, this issue, the penultimate chapter of Revelations, is the most significant Ghost Rider issue since August of ’72. No B.S. Get it quickly and avoid the Internet until after you’ve read it.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

irnfst12.jpgIMMORTAL IRON FIST #12
Written by MATT FRACTION& ED BRUBAKER
Pencils by DAVID AJA
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
THE SEVEN CAPITAL CITIES OF HEAVEN continues ever onwards. The kicking intensifies. The mysteries intensify. And the answers Danny Rand has so desperately sought begin coming faster and faster. What if he’s been asking the wrong questions all this time? What does Hydra have planned for the mystical city of K’un-Lun? Who is the Prince of Orphans, and what is his connection to the Randall fortune? How can Danny stop an army on Earth when he’s being forced to fight in a heavenly kung fu tournament? Read the book ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY gives an A- and calls a MUST!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

penance4.jpgPENANCE: RELENTLESS #4 (of 5)
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Pencils & Cover by PAUL GULACY
Robbie Baldwin’s relentless quest continues as he travels to Latveria and faces off with none other than Doctor Doom! What is Doom hiding that Penance would do anything to get at…and what will he do when he gets it?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #113
Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by KHOI PHAM
Cover by ART ADAMS
CLASSIFIED
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

wwhwb1.jpgWORLD WAR HULK: WARBOUND #1 (of 5)
Written by GREG PAK
Pencils by LEONARD KIRK
Cover JIMMY CHEUNG
The puny humans hate the Warbound, the savage alien monsters who joined the Hulk in his quest for vengeance against the heroes of Earth. But when new horrors arise in the New Mexico desert, the puny humans might just learn that a savage alien monster or two can be pretty handy in a pinch. What is Gammaworld? Which deadly enemy from the Hulk’s past has returned? And who here dares to learn what it is to be Warbound, in life and death, whatever may come?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

im24.jpgIRON MAN #24
Written by DANIEL KNAUF & CHARLES KNAUF
Penciled by BUTCH GUICE
Cover by GERALD PAREL
“Haunted”
The mystery of “Haunted” continues as Tony Stark, burdened by the ghosts of his past, journeys back to Omaha to get the answers he isn’t supposed to be searching for. Despite the warnings of Doc Samson and the opposition of corrupt government officials Norman Osborn and Jack Kooning, Tony has chosen to pursue the unexplainable actions of Gadget, and why it seems there is a connection between her death and those of several other seemingly disconnected people. Meanwhile, the manipulative and power-mad Mandarin is on the verge of unleashing the Extremis pandemic across the world, ready to cause the irreversible outbreak that will grant millions of people uncontrollable powers. All that stands in the way of Mandarin’s immeasurable chaos is Tony Stark, now armed in his classic iron suit and ready to battle both his demons and his greatest nemesis! Part 4.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

imman5.jpgIRON MAN: ENTER THE MANDARIN #4 (of 6)
Written by JOE CASEY
Pencils & Cover by ERIC CANETE
More madness and mayhem from the malevolent Mandarin, villainous star of the upcoming Iron Man movie! When the Mandarin’s son, Temugin, comes to kill Tony Stark, Iron Man is helpless to do anything about it.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

mvlholsp.jpgMARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL
Written by MIKE CAREY, C.B. CEBULSKI, SHAENON GARRITY & ANDREW FARAGO
Penciled by NELSON, ALINA URUSOV & LOU KANG
Cover by FRAZER IRVING
It’s that time of year already, and what better way to celebrate than with the Marvel Heroes? Answer: there is no better way. Join Spider-Man and Wolverine in a quest to get a cake to Aunt May’s house, and to…stop a rogue Santa from destroying the city?!? Plus, Power Pack relives holidays past, and much, much more!
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

mcp4.jpgMARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #4
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM, KATHRYN IMMONEN, JOSH FIALKOV & RICH KOSLOWSKI
Penciled by DAVE WILKINS, STUART IMMONEN, CHRIS MOELLER & ANDREA DIVITO
Cover by MICHAEL CHOI
WEAPON OMEGA takes center stage, as the mystery deepens: what is happening to Michael Pointer (a.k.a. Guardian) — and who is doing it to him? Meanwhile, Detective Stacy Dolan gets one step closer to the truth in VANGUARD, but that step plunges her headfirst into danger. HELLCAT’s war with herself comes to an end — but which one of her comes out on top? And finally — the OUTLAW KID puts his life on the line in a tale of frontier justice!
40 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

mzom3.jpgMARVEL ZOMBIES 2 #3 (of 5)
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Penciled by SEAN PHILLIPS
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
The sequel to last year’s smash hit continues! The Zombies have arrived back on Earth, but their stay on our world may be brief, because the living dead are at each others throats – literally! It’s zombie vs. zombie in an all-out war – fighting over the last scraps in the universe! The returning creative team of writer Robert Kirkman, artist Sean Phillips and cover artist Arthur Suydam say “Bon appetite!”
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

navng37.jpgNEW AVENGERS #37
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
It’s the throwdown of the year. The New Avengers versus the Hood’s gang of super-villains, bloody, angry and shocking to the end. But still they have to ask: WHO DO YOU TRUST??
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

msmrvl22.jpgMS. MARVEL #22
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by AARON LOPRESTI
Cover by GREG HORN
The Brood return! Carol Danvers is alone and powerless on Monster Island, surrounded by creatures that want her blood! Brian Reed (CAPTAIN MARVEL) and Aaron Lopresti (INCREDIBLE HULK) bring you a tale of monsters and the many faces of Ms. Marvel!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

nwar7.jpgNEW WARRIORS #7
Written by KEVIN GREVIOUX
Penciled by JON MALIN
Cover by NIC KLEIN
After narrowly escaping death at the hands of the all-new Zodiac, former X-Man Sofia Mantega decides to get back into the super hero game and takes up membership with the new New Warriors. But after learning what’s in store for her, will she want to stick around? And what do the old New Warriors have to say about the new team’s exploits?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

nova9.jpgNOVA #9
Written by ANDY LANNING & DAN ABNETT
Penciled by WELLINTON ALVES
Cover by ADI GRANOV
New allies – new foes – the new story-arc kicked-off last issue rockets onwards! What is the haunted place known as Knowhere? Who are Xarth’s Mightiest Heroes? And why will the new character called Cosmo quickly become one of your favorites? Oh…and what well-known Annihilation characters are hot on Nova’s trail? Wizard just named NOVA their “Book of the Month” – find out why right here!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

omgaun3.jpgOMEGA: THE UNKNOWN #3 (of 10)
Written by JONATHAN LETHEM WITH KARL RUSNAK
Pencils & Cover by FAREL DALRYMPLE & PAUL HORNSCHEMEIER
Alex goes to school, the robots deliver some poisoned gifts, Omega gets a day job and The Unparalleled Mink goes a-courtin’ in this third issue of the mysterious, absurd and poignant tale of the mute superhero from another world, a revival of the Gerber-Skrenes cult legend by novelist Jonathan Lethem.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

pwj14.jpgPUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #14
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art by CORY WALKER
Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
Kraven’s back, and Frank Castle’s on the hunt in this, the second part of HUNTER/HUNTED. The son of Kraven has gone mad and begun collecting a menagerie of varied and villainous animal characters. The latest baddie he’s hunted down? The RHINO, who he swooped in and kidnapped before The Punisher could frag him. Bad idea. So: Kraven hunts the underbelly of the Marvel Universe to build his posthuman zoo. Punisher hunts Kraven. G.W. Bridge hunts the next member of his team. And what about Rhino? How does HE feel about all this? Not good. Not good at all. Surely it’s a bad day for somebody. Hooray!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

rnways29.jpgRUNAWAYS #29
Written by JOSS WHEDON
Penciled by MICHAEL RYAN
Cover by JO CHEN
“DEAD END KIDS”
The Runaways find themselves in the middle of a super-powered gang war in 1907! To make matters worse, two figures from the Runaways’ past show their faces. Mr. and Mrs. Yorkes don’t believe that the Runaways played such an innocent role in their daughter’s death. Heads will roll! Part 5 (of 6)
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

shulk24.jpgSHE-HULK #24
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by SHAWN MOLL
Cover by MIKE DEODATO
Want to know what’s up with She-Hulk? This is the issue to find out: Visit her new home. Meet her new neighbors. Say hello to her new boss. And share her first encounter with the man who may become her new love interest…or her greatest enemy…or possibly both.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ssname2.jpgSILVER SURFER: IN THY NAME #2 (of 4)
Written by SIMON SPURRIER
Art by TAN ENG HUAT
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Seeking only to help the helpless, the Silver Surfer rids an alien city of a demonic threat and is declared a Savior by its beleaguered inhabitants. As assassinations, political maneuverings and simmering tensions fester in the shadows, the Surfer must question whether a figurehead – even a reluctant one – is responsible for the actions of his disciples…Brewing conflict leaps from the page, as artist Tan Eng Huat (Doom Patrol, Batman) and writer Simon Spurrier (2000AD, Gutsville) step-up a gear in the Surfer’s most explosive adventure yet.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

order6.jpgTHE ORDER #6
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by BARRY KITSON
A super-powered girl-gang known as the Black Dahlias continues to take the law into their own hands, and it’s up to the Order to shut them down — even if some members of the team agree with their purpose. And what does the mysterious-ish M.A.N. from S.H.A.D.O.W. want with former Order members? Meanwhile, out in the desert, some of the Order struggle to separate the difference between Hopi Lizard People and plain old run-of-the-mill gamma monsters. Oh! And guess what washes up on-shore in San Diego? The last page = mind blown. We hope. Who knows? It’s THE ORDER. YAY!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THE TWELVE #0
Written and Penciled by Charles Nicholas, Basil Wolverton, Will Harr, Maurice Gutwirth, Mike Robard, Sam Cooper& Chris Weston
This preview comic features the origin stories of Golden Age greats “Rockman” from USA Comics #1 (August 1941) by Charles Nicholas and Basil Wolverton and the never-before-reprinted “Laughing Mask” by Will Harr and Maurice Gutwirth from Daring Mystery Comics #2 (February 1940) and Phantom Reporter by Mike Robard and Sam Cooper from Daring Mystery Comics #3 (April 1940) along with character sketches and preview pages of the new series The Twelve by J. Michael Straczynski with art by Chris Weston.
48 PGS./Rated T+…$2.99

thor6.jpgTHOR #6
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils & Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
50/50 Variant Cover by ART ADAMS
Asgard stands once more. Thor has reclaimed his role as the God of Thunder, and key members of his Norse pantheon stand by his side. Now, the blockbuster first arc by fan-mega-favorites J. Michael Straczynski (SPIDER-MAN: ONE MORE DAY) and Olivier Coipel (HOUSE OF M) comes to an end. What will be the new status quo for the Odinson? Just be sure to get this one before it sells out like the rest!!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

wicw.jpgWHAT IF? CIVIL WAR
Written by ED BRUBAKER, KEVIN GREVIOUX & CHRISTOS GAGE
Penciled by MARKO DJURDJEVIC, GUSTAVO & HARVEY TOLIBAO
Cover by MARC SILVESTRI
Wraparound Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
When a stranger appears in front of Iron Man, visiting Captain America’s symbolic grave at Arlington, he is told of two diverse ways CIVIL WAR could’ve concluded. The first: What If CAPTAIN AMERICA led all the heroes against the Registration Act? The second: What if IRON MAN lost the Civil War?
Join writers Ed Brubaker (Captain America, Daredevil), Kevin Grevioux (New Warriors, the movie-Underworld) and Christos Gage (Civil War: Casualties of War, World War Hulk: X-Men, TV’s Law & Order: SVU) in a giant-size issue that answers the questions Iron Man never wanted to ask!
With interior art by superstar cover painter Marko Djurdjevic, artist Gustavo (Marvel Age Spider-Man, Green Lantern, TMNT and The Amory Wars) and newcomer Harvey Tolibao (Iron Man Annual, Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic), this issue will fulfill your Civil War withdrawal!
56 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WHAT IF? X-MEN: THE RISE & FALL OF THE SHI’AR EMPIRE
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Penciled by LARRY STROMAN
Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
THE RISE & FALL OF THE SHI’AR EMPIRE was an X-Men event like no other. Fresh off X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS, Ed Brubaker took Marvel’s mighty mutants off Earth and on an intergalactic journey to stop VULCAN, the third Summers brother, from exacting revenge on the Shi’Ar Empire! But in that final battle in front of the M’Kraan Crystal, what if Vulcan absorbed the very energies that contained it many years ago? In other words, what if Vulcan became PHOENIX? When his unlimited rage is fueled with unlimited power…who will be able to stop him now? Writer Chris Yost (X-23, New X-Men, TV’s Fantastic Four) welcomes the return of legendary X-Factor and Alien Legion artist Larry Stroman to the X-Universe with this action-packed issue.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ASTONISHING X-MEN #24
Written by JOSS WHEDON
Pencils & 50/50 Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
“UNSTOPPABLE”
Everything, from #1 to now, comes down to this. Things will change. One will not return. This is the end. Or is it? Part 6 (of 6)
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #493
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by BILLY TAN
Cover by DAVID FINCH
Variant Cover by JIM CHEUNG
MESSIAH COMPLEX Part 6
Battered by Sinister, the X-Men retreat to the mansion to lick their wounds. But in the war for the future of mutantkind, the battle never ends. The school is overrun by a mysterious new player who enlists one of the X-Men’s oldest foes. And when Cyclops learns who has the baby, he’s forced to make a tough decision.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

xfact26.jpgX-FACTOR #26
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by SCOT EATON
Cover by DAVID FINCH
Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
MESSIAH COMPLEX Part 7
A squad of X-Men track the mutant baby and its captor. But they’re not alone in the hunt. Layla Miller and Madrox explore the future and learn the terrible fate of mutants. And Predator X claims another victim. And who is that woman with the finger claws?!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

nxmen45.jpgNEW X-MEN #45
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
Penciled by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Cover by DAVID FINCH
Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
MESSIAH COMPLEX Part 8
A three way melee erupts over the baby! Some want to kill it, some want to save it, and when the dust settles, not everyone is left standing. Meanwhile, Layla Miller and Madrox gather clues while Madrox Prime slips deeper into his coma.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

xm206.jpgX-MEN #206
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO
Cover by DAVID FINCH
Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
MESSIAH COMPLEX Part 9
Layla Miller and Madrox make a startling discovery but their chances of escape appear bleak. The hunt for the baby continues as the casualties mount and a shocking turn of events reveals a traitor!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: X-MEN – MESSIAH COMPLEX
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
After the repercussions borne of House of M, the mutant universe faced its most dire challenge in a landscape sundered by the Decimation. As the mutant population dwindled and external threats multiplied, the mutant community, led by the X-Men, has seen better days. It’s about to get worse. After doing their best to weather the storms that have rocked the other parts of the Marvel Universe, mutants now face the events of MESSIAH COMPLEX, which will bring the ramifications of « No More Mutants » to a resounding climax. Marvel Spotlight will be essential reading for fans to get up to speed on the creators and comics involved in this multi-title event, with insightful writer and artist interviews, plus a look back at other classic eras of X-Men.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN: MESSIAH COMPLEX – MUTANT FILES
Written by ERIC J. MOREELS, CHAD ANDERSON, STUART VANDAL, DAVID WILTFONG, SEAN MCQUAID, CHRIS BIGGS, MICHAEL HOSKIN, MIKE FICHERA, RONALD BYRD & MADISON CARTER
Cover by SCOTT KOLINS
What’s up with that whole Phoenix/Jean Grey business? Is Illyana Rasputin really back from the dead? Why can’t the Shi’Ar and the Starjammers just get along? And what the heck is a Predator X? Find out in X-MEN: MESSIAH COMPLEX MUTANT FILES – featuring profiles on teams like X-Factor Investigations, the New X-Men, the Exiles and Excalibur; new friends and foes such as Darwin, Armor, Anole, Korvus, Daken and Kimura; plus Cassandra Nova, Selene, Trish Tilby, the Savage Land Mutates, Mammomax, the Marauders and even a bonus X-Men Roster Update!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

wolv60.jpgWOLVERINE #60
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Art by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
« LOGAN DIES,” Part 3
Scimitar, the newest super-criminal organization in the Marvel Universe, went after Wolverine and killed his girlfriend and, shockingly, him. Now Wolverine’s back and he’s out for blood. The last time Wolverine went on a Vendetta, it was a commercial and critical smash. Just wait ’til you see what happens now! Marc (Wolverine: Vendetta) Guggenheim reunites with his Blade collaborator, the industry legend Howard Chaykin, for the most shocking Wolverine story ever!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

wolvorig20.jpgWOLVERINE: ORIGINS #20
Written by DANIEL WAY
Art by STEVE DILLON
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
“Our War,” Part 5 (of 5)
The epic WWII storyline comes to its chilling and tragic conclusion as Wolverine and Captain America part ways, taking their first steps down the paths they will follow for the next sixty years — one to his death and one back to where he began.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

wolvfire.jpgWOLVERINE: FIREBREAK ONE-SHOT
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art and Cover by SCOTT KOLINS
A brand-new, stand-alone story by X-MEN’s Mike Carey and OMEGA FLIGHT’s Scott Kolins! Everyone knows that Wolverine is an expert tracker, but what about when he’s been blinded? The fighting Canadian must lead a vacationing family out of the woods, using only his 4 remaining senses and the help of that same family. Things get more complicated, however, with a visit from Advanced Idea Mechanics. Also, as an added bonus: a special back-up story by Macon Blair (24Seven) and Vasilis Lolos (Pirates of Coney Island).
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

EXILES #100
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils & Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
Adios, Exiles! They’ve left their footprints across the multiverse for a hundred issues, but what threat will make Blink and Co. close up shop for good? It’s not what you expect! And what’s this we hear about an all NEW EXILES…Also! Re-presenting the classic Exiles #1 by Judd Winnick and Mike McKone!
64 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

xswd4.jpgX-MEN: DIE BY THE SWORD #4 & #5 (of 5)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by JUAN ROMAN CANO SANTACRUZ& CAFU
Cover by JELENA DJURDJEVIC
Cap is back! No, not that one. Captain Britain returns, but he may be too late to prevent casualties amongst the Exiles and Excalibur as the true threat to all that is stands revealed! Good thing the Captain has brought along a few old friends…Don’t miss the shocking end of the crossover that sets up the Exiles series finale!
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated A …$2.99 (EACH)

vulcan4.jpgX-MEN: EMPEROR VULCAN #4 (of 5)
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST Penciled by PACO DIAZ LUQUE
Cover by BILLY TAN
It’s super-powered space warfare as Polaris leads the Starjammers and the Imperial Guard into battle, while Havok and Vulcan face off against a villain who is way out of their league. And will Marvel Girl’s personal vendetta against the Shi’Ar cause her to do the unthinkable? It’s the penultimate chapter as the situation goes from “horrible” to “end of all that is.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

cbldp48.jpgCABLE & DEADPOOL #48
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Penciled by REILLY BROWN
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
With his best pal gone, Deadpool continues his trek through time and space, spreading friendship and mercenary whoop-@$$ throughout the cosmos. After concluding his mysterious mission for Dr. Strange, Deadpool finds himself in the middle of a Louisiana swamp, confronted by He-Who-Has-Died-Twice, the Master of All Reptiles himself, BROTHER VOODOO. What shenanigans await these two? Find out in “Alone Again, Naturally” part 6!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

xfst7.jpgX-MEN: FIRST CLASS #7
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by JULIA BAX
Cover by ERIC NGUYEN
“Huh. We done got our powers back.”
“Ayep.”
“But they’re outta control.”
“Ayep.”
“Guess we’re gonna be breakin’ a buncha stuff.”
“Dag.”
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99