Marvel In December 2009: Ultimate Comics & Others[ENGLISH Marvel tells us: Marvel Comics In December 2009, Part 2: Ultimate Comics & Others. Dark Tower, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Ultimate Comics Avengers, Halo, The Stand, Ender’s Game, Anita Blake, Punisher MAX, Deathlok, Starr The Stayer…

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HALO: BLOOD LINE #1 (of 5)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art & Cover by FRANCIS PORTELA
Based on the Best-Selling X-Box Game! Blood Line is the top-secret unconventional warfare unit of the United Nations Space Command’s Office of Naval Intelligence, engaging in sabotage and assassination missions deep inside Covenant space. But when this quartet of super soldiers is shot down over a desolate moon along with a Covenant cruiser, humans and aliens will have to forge an uneasy alliance against a common foe before an eons-old threat destroys them both!
32 Pgs./17& Up…$3.99
©2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Microsoft, Halo, the Halo logo, the Microsoft Game Studios logo, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.  Bungie and the Bungie logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bungie, LLC.

DARK TOWER: THE BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #2 (of 5)
Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH
Pencils & Cover by JAE LEE
Variant Cover by LEONARDO MANCO
The first Beam has been broken! The Crimson King has created a prison for powerful psychics who use their powers to erode the very Beams that support the Dark Tower which is the fulcrum of reality! Gilead is in ruins, Mid-World is dying, and all that stands between the Crimson King and the utter dissolution of existence is a haggard Roland Deschain and his ka-tet. But first they must destroy the awful machines of war being erected by the Good Man, John Farson. Don’t miss this second issue in the greatest Dark Tower arc of all!
40 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99
©2009 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

THE STAND: SOUL SURVIVORS #3 (of 5)
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by MIKE PERKINS
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
Variant Cover by MIKE PERKINS
The most shocking chapter of Stephen King’s horror masterpiece yet!
Stu, Fran, and Harold’s journey across the country takes a turn for the unspeakable when they cross paths with a quartet of vigilantes and their « harem » of imprisoned women. Making matters worse (if such a thing were possible), Harold’s deepest fears that Fran and Stu have feelings for each other are starting to come true… Told from Fran’s POV, this issue marks the Point of No Return, True Believers!
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99
©2009 Stephen King. All rights reserved. Published by arrangement with The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.This graphic novel is produced under license from The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group and Stephen King.

THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #2 (of 8)
Written by ERIC SHANOWER
Pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
The further adventures of Oz continue! ERIC SHANOWER (Age of Bronze) and SKOTTIE YOUNG (X-MEN) further adapt the amazing adventures of Tip, Scarecrow, and Jack Pumpkinhead as they face the frantic and fantastic aspects of the Land of Oz.
32 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

ENDER’S GAME:
COMMAND SCHOOL #4 (of 5)
Creative Director
ORSON SCOTT CARD
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils & Cover by
PASQUAL FERRY
Ender has graduated from Battle School to Command School where he’ll prepare for the approaching Formic invasion…but he refuses to go.  Ender’s done playing the games, he’s done hurting people.  So the military brings in the only person who Ender cares about to convince him to go…his sister Valentine.  And in the outer reaches of space, Ender meets the man who will be his last teacher…
Mazer Rackham.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

ENDER’S GAME: WAR OF GIFTS
Creative Director ORSON SCOTT CARD
Written by JAKE BLACK
Pencils & Cover by TIMOTHY GREEN II
Zeck Morgan was raised by his minister father to be a pious, God-fearing child, devoted to his church.  Unfortunately, when the International Fleet decides Zeck is a candidate for training in Battle School, they tear him from his home and prepare him for war. Zeck refuses to participate in the school’s war-games due to his pacifist religious beliefs. When he sees another student celebrating Christmas–seemingly violating Battle School’s rules against religious practice–he raises an uproar that may tear Battle School apart.  Can even Ender Wiggin calm this furor? Find out in this double-sized adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s Ender Universe novella, War of Gifts.
56 PGS./One-Shot/Parental Advisory …$4.99

ENDER’S SHADOW:
COMMAND SCHOOL #4 (of 5)
Creative Director
ORSON SCOTT CARD
Written by MIKE CAREY
Pencils by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
Cover by TIMOTHY GREEN II
The dramatic adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s science-fiction classic reaches its penultimate chapter!  Battle School seems strangely empty without Ender Wiggin – and Bean has finally been cleared to join him in the labyrinthine warrens of Eros and Command School.  But before he can go, there’s one last thing he has to do: put his life in the hands of his oldest and most terrifying enemy…
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

ANITA BLAKE, THE LAUGHING CORPSE – EXECUTIONER #3 (of 5)
Written by JESSICA RUFFNER & LAURELL K. HAMILTON
Penciled by RON LIM
Cover by HARVEY TOLIBAO
Killer zombies. Voodoo priestesses bent on revenge. Mad millionaires. As the puzzle pieces forming vampire hunter Anita Blake’s deadliest case yet fall into place, the budding necromancer discovers one ugly truth: There’s more than one way to become a monster…
32 PGS./Mature …$3.99
© 2009 Laurell K. Hamilton. All rights reserved. Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter and all characters featured
in this issue and the distinctive names and likenesses thereof, and all related indicia are trademarks of Laurell K. Hamilton.

SKY DOLL –
DOLL’S FACTORY #2 (of 2)
Written by BARBARA CANEPA
Adapted by C.B. CEBULSKI
Penciled by ALESSANDRO BARBUCCI
Cover by BARBARA CANEPA
& ALESSANDRO BARBUCCI
Fans and true believers, rejoice! An awesome treasure chest is finally at your disposal, filled to the brim with drafts, sketches, roughs, illustrations and all the painstakingly collected research material which allowed Barbucci and Canepa to raise the Space Fantasy saga to an all new level. Creating their own blend of drama and fun, mixing sci-fi and cyber culture with religious concepts and elements of design from the ‘60s, they have created a universe to dive into and delight in! So, raiders shift your gears to plunder and set your sights on the sexiest bounty in the comic book universe! Pages and pages of exclusive and previously unreleased magic can be found in this collector’s issue! Including character sketches and designs, as well as an exclusive interview with the creators and a sketchbook by superstar artist Claire Wendling!
64 PGS./Mature …$5.99

SPIN ANGELS #4 (of 4)
Written by JEAN-LUC SALA
Adapted by MARC SUMERAK
Pencils & Cover by
PIERRE-MONY CHAN
700 years of secrets. A gospel written by Judas. A relic coveted since the crusades and Inquisitors willing to do anything to get a hold of it. What is the worst that could happen? Well, the worst would be for Angelo, the Sicilian killer, to come back and to come back angry. Angelo is back from the dead, crueler and more ruthless than ever, and he’s going to make it rain lead! Pray for our poor souls, dear readers!
48 PGS./Mature …$5.99

KOOKABURRA K #2 (of 3)
Written by CRISSE, MITRIC
& HICKS
Adapted by AUBREY SITTERSON
Pencils & Cover by
HUMBERTO RAMOS
Still aboard the spaceship K, the children slowly reveal their unbelievable powers, and when K is suddenly caught by the gravity of planet Eyrolia, the ship’s commanders are powerless to do anything! Under the light of two suns, Urlik and Ash Ka regain consciousness on this planet that seems to be paradise. But when they are suddenly attacked by brutal warriors, not even the young telepath of their party can detect thought in the killers’ minds. On this planet of one thousand illusions, not even the giant steel rocket K can offer them protection.
48 PGS./Mature …$5.99

ULTIMATE COMICS ARMOR WARS #4 (of 4)
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Penciled by STEVE KURTH
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
The IRON MAN’s track record of kicking butt and taking names hasn’t been faring so well. But after a hot pursuit across the globe, he finally faces off with a long lost…frenemy?  Even the Man of Iron couldn’t spot this on his radar! Plus the mysterious Remnant 242 is revealed and has some earth-shattering consequences! Acclaimed writer WARREN ELLIS (ULTIMATE HUMAN) and rising star STEVE KURTH (IRON MAN) bring you the momentous conclusion of ULTIMATE COMICS ARMOR WARS!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #5
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by CARLOS PACHECO
It’s an all out super hero throw-down! Captain America and The Avengers face-off as the dreaded Red Skull plots universal mayhem! How will Fury’s death squad cope with the legend and his son?  The world as we know it is on the line!  Join superstars MARK MILLAR and CARLOS PACHECO for the next mind-blowing chapter!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #5
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
It’s the knock-out drag-out you’ve all been waiting for! Spider-Man versus Mysterio!!  Who will team up with Spidey to save the day?  And will they get there in time??  Another rockin’ chapter of the all new ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN, from the hotshot team-up of BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and DAVID LAFUENTE .
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DEATHLOK #2 (of 7)
Written by CHARLIE HUSTON
Penciled by LAN MEDINA
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Marvel’s ultimate cyborg is back in this 7-issue Marvel Knights limited series written by Charlie Huston (MOON KNIGHT) and breathtakingly illustrated by Lan Medina (FOOLKILLER). In the not-too-distant future, war is a spectator sport and warriors die hard and live fast!  So when telegenic warrior Lieutenant Mike Travers hotdogs it on the battlefield and gets himself and his C.O., Luther Manning, blown to bits, it looks like the ratings are about to take a hit, right?  Wrong.  Through the miracle of science, RoXXon Corp is proud to bring you tomorrow’s Super Soldier today, the unprecedented feat of military technology called Deathlok the Demolisher!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

PUNISHERMAX #2
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by STEVE DILLON
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
“KINGPIN,” PART 2
An all-new ongoing series from the acclaimed team of Jason Aaron (WOLVERINE: WEAPON X) and Steve Dillon (PUNISHER: WELCOME BACK FRANK), two guys who were born to tell the exploits of Marvel’s most brutal vigilante.  Learn how mob bodyguard Wilson Fisk became the hard-bitten, brutal man he is today, as his plan to become the most powerful crime figure in New York springs into action. The rise of the Kingpin continues, though not if Frank Castle has anything to say about it.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

STARR THE SLAYER #4 (of 4)
Written by DANIEL WAY
Art & Cover by RICHARD CORBEN
His army assembled, the barbarian juggernaut Starr marches out of the Darklands and straight into Kulumurud, the heart of the evil sorcerer Trull’s empire!  But Trull knows Starr is coming and goes to Len Carson, the hapless pulp novelist and creator of Starr whom he holds captive, to use his magic—his typewriter—to create a deadly trap that Starr not only won’t be able to avoid, but that he will not be able to survive!  The fate of Zardath hangs in the balance of this final battle, with no guarantee of a future of any kind!
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

FORTUNE AND GLORY: A TRUE HOLLYWOOD COMIC BOOK STORY DELUXE HC ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Cover by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Before ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, before NEW AVENGERS, before SECRET INVASION…Brian Bendis was an award-winning cartoonist, and this scathing Hollywood tell-all was one of his best! Entertainment Weekly gave him an A, Hollywood insiders fell all over themselves to praise him, and fans everywhere gave him a thumbs-up for hilarity. Now, for its tenth anniversary, Bendis releases his sold-out miniseries FORTUNE & GLORY in color for the first time — featuring colors by Matt Wilson (Phonogram). Marvel once again at the stupidity of Hollywood producers, and the enthralling mood swings and ego nosedives of a little indie comic-book creator caught up in the maelstrom of the motion picture industry. This deluxe collection features brand-new text pieces by Bendis, and pages and scenes left on the cutting-room floor. Featuring an introduction by Paul Dini.
144 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY…$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4309-3

POWERS #2
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
POWERS continues its monthly comeback!!  Following the shocking revelations about Walker’s past in our first issue, we dig deeper into the mysterious death of Z, the leader of the super hero rat pack of yesteryear. All this PLUS the long-awaited return of the Powers Personals! That’s right!! Will Kick-Ass get you a girl? No.  Will Incognito get you a honey? Pretty unlikely. Will Kabuki get you– Well, Kabuki will probably get you a threesome but…Powers is back!!
40 PGS./Mature …$3.95 .

CRIMINAL: THE SINNERS #3
By Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
TRACY LAWLESS is tasked with solving the murders of several mobsters in the city, but his own self-destructive impulses are starting to get in his way.  Women and Chinese Triad killers are here to complicate his life, especially the women.
And remember, the single issues of CRIMINAL are filled with articles and extras that are not reprinted in the collections.
40 PGS/ No Ads/ Mature Content …. $3.50

ED HANNIGAN: COVERED
Master artist Ed Hannigan did many of Marvel’s cover layouts of the late ’70s and early ’80s. Over that time, Ed created some of the most innovative cover designs ever. His covers for The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe and Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man still stand today as some of the finest of all time!
Today, Ed is 58 years old and has multiple sclerosis. Through special arrangement with the Hero Initiative, Marvel is offering Ed Hannigan: Covered, a massive 48-page collection of Ed’s covers, designs he created for other artists, and even rare glimpses at licensing and merchandising art Ed did. Best of all, proceeds benefit Ed Hannigan directly!
This volume also features a new cover by Ed, and new tribute pieces from Mark Millar, Michael Avon Oeming, Jim Valentino, Herb Trimpe, and more!
NOTE: There will be ONLY ONE PRINTING OF THIS BOOK EVER! Get it now so you don’t blow your chance!
48 pages…$5.99
UPC: 5960607056-00111

ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE LAUGHING CORPSE BOOK 2 – NECROMANCER EDWARD COVER PREMIERE HC
Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON & JESSICA RUFFNER
Penciled by RON LIM
Covers by RON LIM & HARVEY TOLIBAO
The second chapter of best-selling author Laurell K. Hamilton’s thriller is finally here! Vampire hunter Anita Blake has crossed the paths of the worst St. Louis has to offer–and now they want her out of the picture for good. But Anita isn’t the type of person to go down without a fight…and she’s going to make sure it hurts something fierce. Find out why Comic Bulletin calls the ANITA BLAKE series “Sexy…with a wicked sense of humor.” Collecting ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE LAUGHING CORPSE – NECROMANCER #1-5.
120 PGS./Mature …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3528-9
Trim size: standard
ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE LAUGHING CORPSE BOOK 2 –
NECROMANCER ANITA COVER PREMIERE HC (DM ONLY)
120 PGS./ Mature …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4307-9

SCOURGE OF THE GODS –
THE FALL PREMIERE HC
Written by VALRIE MANGIN
Penciled by ALEKSA GAJC
Cover by ALEKSA GAJIC
Can even the Gods themselves control their destiny when everything seems to prove that their lives are a tragedy written thousands of years ago, that is now replaying itself on a cosmic level? The Hun king Atilla finally got what he wanted: the secret stellar coordinates of Rome, the capital planet of the Orbis. He will finally be able to become not only master of the Roman Empire, but the entire known universe. Finally, he will be a God. There is but one obstacle standing between him and eternal glory: the patrician Aetius, who is secretly Atilla’s lost lover Flavia Aetia, the immortal incarnation of the goddess of chaos, in disguise. Their confrontation will be merciless… Collecting SCOURGE OF THE GODS – THE FALL #1-3.
152 PGS./Mature …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3234-9
Trim size: standard

KIDNAPPED! GN-TPB
Written by ROY THOMAS
(based on the novel by
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON)
Penciled by MARIO GULLY
Cover by GERALD PAREL
A STOLEN INHERITANCE!  ABDUCTION AT SEA!  AN UNSOLVED MURDER: These are the elements that Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island, wove together in Kidnapped, his novel set upon the ocean and in the wilds of the Scottish Highlands in the middle of the 18th century.  Young David Balfour tries to claim his rightful inheritance from a treacherous uncle determined not to share it—and is kidnapped aboard a ship bound for the American colonies, where he’ll be delivered into slavery.  He escapes in the company of a dynamic Scottish rebel named Alan Breck Stewart, and the two of them forge a powerful and memorable friendship—fighting all foes side by side, and triumphing in the end. Collecting KIDNAPPED! #1-5.
128 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3532-6

ULTIMATUM: X-MEN/
FANTASTIC FOUR TPB
Written by ARON E. COLEITE & JOE POKASKI
Penciled by MARK BROOKS & TYLER KIRKHAM
Cover by ED McGUINNESS
The end is near! Eastern Europe is frozen solid in the grip of a sudden ice age. A tidal wave of biblical proportions mercilessly sweeps through New York City. Millions have been killed, and countless more injured or displaced — among them members of the X-Men and Fantastic Four. And Magneto is to blame. In the wake of this unimaginable catastrophe, is it a time to repent? Or is it a time for revenge? See Ultimatum through the eyes of two of the world’s greatest teams — or what’s left of them, at least! Collecting ULTIMATE X-MEN #98-100 and ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #58-60.
152 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3433-6

ULTIMATUM:
MARCH ON ULTIMATUM TPB
Written by ARON COLEITE,
JOE POKASKI, JEPH LOEB
& BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by ERIC BASALDUA,
BRANDON PETERSON,
JOHN ROMITA JR.,
MARKO DJURDJEVIC,
ED MCGUINNESS
& DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
The end is nigh! Last chance to see the Ultimate Universe before everything changes forever! As Ultimatum inexorably approaches, the majority of the Ultimate Universe remains blissfully unaware of the coming darkness. Join us now for a last tour round those fleeting, precious moments. The Fantastic Four and X-Men learn that it is not just the past that can come back to haunt you, as they confront the future world Ultimatum may bring about. Captain America discovers how his legacy has been shamefully abused as he learns the origin of the Black Panther, while the world’s most unlikely duo — the Hulk and the Squadron Supreme’s Zarda — team up for a road trip. And Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson face a momentous decision that could take their relationship to a new level, or end it forever. Collecting ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR/ULTIMATE X-MEN ANNUAL #1, ULTIMATE X-MEN/ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #1, ULTIMATE CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL #1, ULTIMATE HULK ANNUAL #1 and ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #3.
176 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3564-7

Cover by JO CHEN
The world as we know it is about to end, and the Runaways are the only hope to prevent it! Our fledgling teenage heroes have learned how their parents’ criminal organization began, and now they must decide how it should END. As the Runaways’ epic battle against their evil parents reaches its shocking conclusion, the team’s mole stands revealed, and blood must be shed. Which kids will still be standing when the smoke finally clears? This is the story that changes everything (seriously!). Collecting RUNAWAYS #13-18.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3673-6

SUB-MARINER:
THE DEPTHS TPB
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Penciled by ESAD RIBIC
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
It is the 1950s, the age of the Cold War and nuclear science. Parting the curtain to expose old-world myths and urban legends is showman-scientist and myth buster Dr. Randolph Stein, who embarks on a quest to find the lost explorer Marlowe and disprove the existence of the legendary underwater city of Atlantis. Traveling deep beneath the ocean’s surface on the submarine Plato, Stein is confronted by the growing threat of mutiny within his superstitious crew, and by a series of horrific and unexplainable events that test his resolve and his rational, scientific mind. Nothing can prepare Stein for what he finds — a scene of carnage that suggests the legend of Atlantis just might be true…and that its protector, the dreaded Sub-Mariner, will do anything to prevent its discovery. To survive the awful black waters of the depths, Stein is forced to question everything he stands for. Writer Peter Milligan and painter Esad Ribic bring you the psychological drama of this unknown world, where men go mad and a mysterious man-like figure haunts the depths. Collecting SUB-MARINER: THE DEPTHS #1-5.
120 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3337-7

THOR: AGES OF
THUNDER TPB
Written by MATT FRACTION
Penciled by PATRICK ZIRCHER, CLAY MANN, DOUG BRAITHWAITE, DAN BRERETON
& MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Thor is the favored son of Odin, a paragon of bravery, nobility and strength. From Asgard to Hel and through all realms between, Thor’s titanic struggles on behalf of his beloved homeland of fellow immortals have become legend. But what happens when Thor decides to stand down? To not clean up the mess that the gods themselves create? To teach his vain brethren of fellow immortals — and even his father, Odin — that he is not one to take for granted? Ages of Thunder is a story of a god’s ultimate destiny toward humility through humanity. Told by superstar writer Matt Fraction (Invincible Iron Man) and luxuriously rendered with bristling action tableaus by a veritable godly pantheon of artists, it is a Thor epic for the ages. Collecting THOR: AGES OF THUNDER ONE-SHOT, THOR: REIGN OF BLOOD ONE-SHOT, THOR: MAN OF WAR ONE-SHOT and THOR GOD-SIZED SPECIAL.
160 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3568-5

WHAT IF? CLASSIC VOL. 6 TPB
Written by DANNY FINGEROTH, STEVEN GRANT, FRANK MILLER, ROGER STERN, ALAN ZELENETZ, JOHN BYRNE, BILL MANTLO,
TOM DEFALCO, ALAN WEISS, DAVID ANTHONY KRAFT, DAVID MICHELINIE, RICH MARGOPOULOS, ALAN KUPPERBERG & MORE
Penciled by MIKE VOSBURG, DON PERLIN, FRANK MILLER, STEVE DITKO, GREG LAROCQUE, JOHN BYRNE, ARVELL JONES, ALAN WEISS, PATY COCKRUM, DAN REED, ALAN KUPPERBERG & MORE
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Iron Man stuck in time and Dazzler stuck in space! Elektra lives, Yellowjacket dies! The FF if they never got powers and Nova if he never lost them! Mortals, mutants and monsters — plus early yet brief resurrections of Phoenix and Captain Marvel, along with many other alternate oddities! All part of Marvel’s sixth collection of quantum continuity! Secrets of past, future and sideways revealed! Featuring Howard the Duck, Obnoxio the Clown, Aunt May and more! Collecting WHAT IF? #33-38.
240 PGS./Rated A …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3753-5

BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS: 10 YEARS AT MARVEL TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MARK BAGLEY, MARK BROOKS, ALEX MALEEV, MIKE DEODATO, MICHAEL GAYDOS, LEINIL FRANCIS YU, DAVID FINCH, FRANK CHO & JIM MAHFOOD
Celebrating Brian Michael Bendis’ 10th anniversary at Mighty Marvel!  Writing as many as five Marvel titles simultaneously, Bendis has become one of the company’s most prolific creators during the past decade; his multiple Eisner Awards testify to quality that rivals such quantity. In 2000, the crime-noir veteran re-created Marvel’s most vital character for modern audiences in Ultimate Spider-Man, harbinger of the growing Ultimate universe and still thriving as it eclipses 100 issues. He shook the world of Daredevil by revealing the hero’s secret identity, setting into motion storylines whose repercussions will far outlast his departure. He next de- and re-constructed the Avengers, paving the way for the House of M crossover, which rocked the foundations of the Marvel Universe. And then he shook up the status quo again, unleashing a Secret Invasion of alien shapeshifters on the Marvel heroes. Collecting ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #13, NEW AVENGERS #22, ALIAS #10, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1, CIVIL WAR: THE CONFESSION, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN SUPER SPECIAL, ULTIMATE X-MEN #41, DAREDEVIL #65, NEW AVENGERS #15, ULTIMATE MARVEL TEAM-UP #9, DARK AVENGERS #9 and material from STAN LEE PRESENTS.
360 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4245-4

PUNISHER: FRANK CASTLE MAX —
WELCOME TO THE BAYOU TPB
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Penciled by GORAN PARLOV & JEFTE PALO
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Celebrated crime novelist Victor Gischler takes on Marvel’s greatest vigilante! Traveling the Louisiana back roads with something awful stored in his trunk, Frank Castle stops at a service station on the edge of the bayou…and steps into a world of unspeakable horror. Patrolling the depths of hell, the Punisher has crossed paths with plenty of unsavory characters, but nothing has prepared him for the unspeakable depravity of the Geautreauxs. Plus: Vette’s little black book is a treasure chest of dark secrets.  Movie stars, politicians, gangsters — they all pay to play.  Tonight, she is making a house call — and the Punisher is riding shotgun. Because one of the names in that book is Carlos Ramirez, a powerful Miami drug lord who hides in an impenetrable fortress, and Vette is the Punisher’s best ticket inside. Before the night is through, Vette will learn a thing or two about what really lurks in the hearts of men, about the difference between dogs and wolves.
128 PGS./Explicit Content …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3378-0

ESSENTIAL X-FACTOR VOL. 3 TPB
Written by LOUISE SIMONSON, CHRIS CLAREMONT & KIERON DWYER
Penciled by WALTER SIMONSON, MARC SILVESTRI, ROB LIEFELD, ARTHUR ADAMS, PAUL SMITH & KIERON DWYER
Cover by ROB LIEFELD & TODD MCFARLANE
One’s married to his ex-girlfriend’s clone, the other’s fighting a monster possessing HIS ex-girlfriend! True love has never run smoothly for either Summers Brother, but at least X-Factor’s adventures make for an interesting babyhood for the infant
eventually to be known as Cable! Demons, cyborgs, trolls, aliens and, of course, the Terrors of the Eighties, Mr. Sinister’s
Marauders! Featuring the X-Men, New Mutants, the X-Terminators and Freedom Force! Collecting X-FACTOR #36-50 and
UNCANNY X-MEN #239-243.
536 PGS./All Ages …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3078-9

FALL OF THE HULKS BY MARKO DJURDJEVIC POSTER
24×36…$8.99
Final Order Cutoff MONDAY 11/23, On-Sale 12/23/09

MARVEL PREVIEWS #75
Each issue of MARVEL PREVIEWS is a comic-book-sized, 120-page, glossy full-color guide to all of Marvel’s upcoming releases! Marvel Previews also includes special previews of upcoming or sold-out projects.
120 PGS./RATED T+…JUST $1.25!
(or free with a purchase of Diamond’s Previews!)
IN STORES 10/28/2009