Marvel In February 2010: Ultimates, Max & Others[ENGLISH] Marvel tells us: Marvel Comics In February 2010, Part 3: Ultimates, Max & Others. Dark Tower: The Battle Of Jericho Hill, The Stand: Soul Survivors, Anita Blake, The Marvelous Land of Oz, Ender’s Game, Spider-Man Noir: Eyes Without A Face, X-Men Noir: Mark of Cain, Punishermax, Ultimate Comics Avengers, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Ultimate Comics Enemy…

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DARK TOWER: THE BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #4 (of 5)
Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH
Art & Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Variant by STEVE KURTH
The horn of Eld has fallen into the hands of Roland as the forces of the Good Man John Farson prepare for their great battle against the Affiliation. The mammoth conflict that will engulf a kingdom and will be known in Mid-World history as the Battle of Jericho Hill! You must not miss it!
40 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99
©2009 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

THE STAND: SOUL SURVIVORS #4 (of 5)
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by MIKE PERKINS
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
Variant by MIKE PERKINS
Her name is Abigail Freemantle. She is the oldest woman in America, born in 1882. And a terrible task has been placed before her: Tired and frail as she is, she must stand against Randall Flagg and the gathering forces of evil. As Mother Abigail reflects on her life’s choices and prepares for visitors to Hemingford Home, she must face down the first attack from the dark man’s minion…Spanning decades, it’s the secret origin of one of Stephen King’s greatest creations, 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.

ANITA BLAKE, THE LAUGHING CORPSE – EXECUTIONER #5 (of 5)
Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON
& JESSICA RUFFNER
Penciled by RON LIM
Cover by BRETT BOOTH
The adaptation of best-selling author Laurell K. Hamilton’s second Anita Blake novel concludes!
Anita’s battle with the premiere voodoo priestess of St. Louis comes to a shocking end in a hail of bullets and blood as only the fan-favorite vampire hunter can deliver! It’s a finale you have to see to believe!
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.

THE MARVELOUS
LAND OF OZ #4 (of 8)
Written by ERIC SHANOWER
Pencils & Cover by
SKOTTIE YOUNG
The New York Times bestselling team of ERIC SHANOWER and SKOTTIE YOUNG continue their historic interpretation of the world of OZ! In this stunning chapter, Tin Woodman has a badge, and he’s afraid to use it to make sure law and order are preserved in the Land of Oz…
32 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

ENDER’S GAME:
MAZER IN PRISON SPECIAL
Creative Director
ORSON SCOTT CARD
Written by AARON JOHNSTON
Penciled by
Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
In this one-shot prequel to the award-winning novel Ender’s Game, Mazer Rackham, the only man ever to defeat the Formics, takes on a new enemy…the International Fleet itself. Burdened with careerists and bureaucrats, the I.F. is doomed to fail in the coming war, and only Rackham, with the help a young Hyrum Graff, can rid the I.F. of its old guard and pave the way for Earth’s next great commander. Adapted from Orson Scott Card’s short story, MAZER IN PRISON is a look into the beginnings of the system into which Ender Wiggin found himself thrust.
32 PGS./One-Shot/Parental Advisory …$3.99

ENDER’S GAME:
BATTLE SCHOOL PREMIERE HC
Order Using This Code: MAY090574
$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3580-4
ENDER’S SHADOW: BATTLE SCHOOL PREMIERE HC
Order Using This Code: MAY090573
$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3596-0

DAFFODIL #2 (of 3)
Written by BRREMAUD
Art and Cover by RIGANO
Daffodil and her teammates are following the trail of destruction left by Nosferatu as the great vampire makes his way towards the one entity that will make him the eternal master of the Earth. But first he must defeat Jerk, the chief of police, who holds the creature prisoner! The showdown between the hoard of vampires led by Nosferatu and Jerk’s troops will most certainly be a bloodbath… Can Daffodil get there in time to intervene?
48 PGS./Mature …$5.99

TALES OF THE
DRAGON GUARD #1 (of 3)
Written by ANGE
Adapted by PAUL BENJAMIN
Art and Covers by
ALBERTO VARANDA
Variant Cover by
ALBERTO VARANDA
No one knows why dragons have appeared in this word of heroes, but their very presence is re-shaping reality. Their influence destroys everything, transforming men and beasts into monsters: a curse known as the Veill. Only virgin women are free of this curse and can get close enough to these terrors to kill them. And so, the Order of the Dragon Knights was created. Trained from childhood, they fight against all odds, including a world that refuses to accept them as women of power, the very same society they swore to protect. They fight to the death, because if they don’t, their entire world is doomed.
48 PGS./Mature …$5.99

SPIDER-MAN NOIR: EYES
WITHOUT A FACE #3 (of 4)
Written by DAVID HINE
& FABRICE SAPOLSKY
Art by
CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Variant Cover by DENNIS CALERO
Spider-Man faces the most insurmountable odds of his life! As enemies close in from all sides, Peter Parker tries to outrace the danger and find the truth that’s costing innocent lives! Spider-Man is drawn ever closer to the climactic showdown with the man who may be his greatest foe…but will the unstoppable Sandman stop him from even getting there?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

X-MEN NOIR:
MARK OF CAIN #3 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Pencils & Cover by
DENNIS CALERO
Variant Cover by DENNIS CALERO
« ‘Herr Wagner, here, started out in the circus before becoming the top second-story man in Europe.
« ‘And don’t let Comrade Rasputin’s size fool you. It’s his artistic talent the Bolsheviks want to ship him to Siberia for—an expert forger of artworks and official documents.
« ‘And Ororo’s skills at thievery are so renowned, even at her delicate age, that she is literally worshipped by the footpads of Cairo, if you can believe it.
« ‘These are my all-new, all-different X Men,’ Professor Xavier said. »
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS X #1
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & Cover by ART ADAMS
Villain Variant Cover by ART ADAMS
Special Variant by ART ADAMS
Special Variant by TBA
Spoiler Line-up Variant by ART ADAMS
Who—or what—is Ultimate X? The answers and even more secrets arrive in the all new ULTIMATE X ongoing bi-monthly series from the superstar dream team of JEPH LOEB and ART ADAMS. Wolverine is dead. Captain America is a fugitive. The Fantastic Four disbanded. Lives have been destroyed and nothing can ever be the same—is there any hope left?  It all begins with a search for a brand new character whose identity will leave jaws on the floor and change the Ultimate Universe forever.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS ENEMY #2 (of 4)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
The explosive new mini-series continues!! The super hero survivors of the mysterious attacks on the Ultimate Universe are forced to deal with the damage dropped at their doorstep.  But who is behind it all?   There’s one person who has had just about enough with pain and suffering in life and isn’t going to take it anymore. That person is Susan Storm, the Invisible Woman…and she is going to kick somebody’s @$#. Join fan-favorite BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN) and rising super-star, RAFA SANDOVAL (AVENGERS: INITIATIVE) as they bring you the next mind-blowing chapter!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #6
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by CARLOS PACHECO
Special Variant by TBA
Like father like long-lost psychotic son?  Not quite! Looks like this anticipated Father-Son reunion will result in bullets instead of tears! Will the Avengers get there in time to keep Captain America and Red Skull from blowing themselves away and the world in the process?  Hold on to your masks! The wildly entertaining team-up of MARK MILLAR (ULTIMATES) and CARLOS PACHECO (AVENGERS FOREVER) bring you the exhilarating conclusion of ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS: The Next Generation!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #7
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
Special Variant by TBA
Spider-Man and his amazing friends, Iceman and the Human Torch, team up to help the newly powered Rick Jones deal with the crazy changes and responsibilities that come with…power.  But what side of the coin is Rick Jones on?  Is this the birth of a new hero? Or the birth of an ultimate…enemy??  Find out as the awesomely talented duo of BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (DARK AVENGERS) and TAKESHI MIYAZAWA (RUNAWAYS) bring you a new revelation in ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN!  Part one of a two-part story!!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MARVEL HEARTBREAKERS
Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN,
RICK SPEARS, KARL BOLLERS
& JIM MCCANN
Penciled by LARA WEST, JAMES
CALLAHAN, HARVEY TOLIBAO
& DAVID LOPEZ
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
This Valentine’s Day, drop that box of chocolates and satisfy the inner romantic with an oversized helping of heartache!  In these four spandex-ripping tales, the fabulous femmes of Marvel discover that there’s no such thing as love without tears…and that super powers won’t protect them from Cupid’s arrow! Will it be MJ Watson or Gwen Stacy that charges Peter Parker’s electrons? Can the girls of Nextwave survive a visit from the ghosts of boyfriends past? Is Snowbird in danger of letting her animal passions get the best of her? And must Dazzler choose between the stage and a certain fuzzy mutant hunk? Find out in this special filled with passion, power, and pain!
40 PGS./Rated T+…$3.99

PUNISHERMAX #4
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by STEVE DILLON
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
“KINGPIN,” PART 4
While Wilson Fisk makes his move on the leading crime families of New York, Frank Castle has problems of his own. Namely the sledgehammer-swinging hitman known as The Mennonite.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

POWERS #4
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
POWERS continues its monthly comeback!!  The mystery of Z deepens!  Detectives Walker and Sunshine are knee deep in a case that is so personal to Walker that its effects could unravel his life in every way, shape or form. It’s cops and capes from the Eisner Award-winning team of Bendis and Oeming. If you love Alias and Spider-Woman, you will love Powers!!
40 PGS./Mature …$3.95

CRIMINAL: The Sinners #5
By Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
It’s the action-packed and twist-filled finale of THE SINNERS as TRACY
LAWLESS finds himself trapped between hardened killers who want to
torture and kill him, and a tough Military Investigator who wants to
bring him back to the Army in chains.
All the intrigue you’ve come to expect from Criminal, plus more
exclusive back-up features and interviews.
40 PGS/Mature Content/No ads…. $3.50

KICK-ASS PREMIERE HC
Written by MARK MILLAR
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Covers by JOHN ROMITA JR.
The greatest super hero comic of all-time is finally here! WOLVERINE: ENEMY OF THE STATE’s team of MARK MILLAR (CIVIL WAR) and JOHN ROMITA JR. (WORLD WAR HULK) reunite for the best new book of the 21st century! Have you ever wanted to be a super hero? Dreamed of donning a mask and just heading outside to some kick-ass? Well, this is the book for you–the comic that starts where other super hero books draw the line. KICK-ASS is realistic super heroes taken to the next level. Miss out and you’re an idiot! Collecting KICK-ASS #1-8.
208 PGS./Mature …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3435-0
Trim size: standard

KICK-ASS PREMIERE HC (DM ONLY)
208 PGS./Mature …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3436-7

KABUKI REFLECTIONS HC
Written by DAVID MACK
Art by DAVID MACK
Cover by DAVID MACK
Collecting the first six art books of Marvel’s REFLECTIONS series from multiple Eisner Award-nominated creator David Mack, this gorgeous volume of cover paintings and step-by-step art techniques is being presented in oversized hardcover format to show off Mack’s work to full effect. Readers have been waiting for an oversized art-book collection of Mack’s work for years, and this monster volume delivers with loads of extras — including never-before-seen art, new paintings, a cover gallery, figure studies, step-by-step art techniques and commentary, remastered pages, new design pages, a « Best of Letters » section, and more! A whopping 320 pages with extra features — all elegantly collected in a high-end oversized hardcover with high-quality paper, embossment, and an all-new introduction and interview!
320PGS./$39.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4328-4
Trim size: oversized

LIMITED-EDITION VERSION — SIGNED AND NUMBERED WITH AN ORIGINAL SKETCH BY DAVID MACK.
Different dust jacket, limited to 500 made.
320PGS. …$69.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4329-1

Offered Again: KABUKI: THE ALCHEMY HC, KABUKI: THE ALCHEMY TPB.

STRANGE TALES HC
Written and Drawn by
PETER BAGGE, NICK BERTOZZI, MOLLY CRABTREE, JOHN LEAVITT, NICHOLAS GUREWITCH, JASON, JAMES KOCHALKA, MICHAEL
KUPPERMAN, JUNKO MIZUNO, PAUL POPE, JOHNNY RYAN, DASH SHAW, MAX CANNON, JACOB CHABOT, JONATHAN HICKMAN, R. KIKUO JOHNSON, MATT KINDT, TONY MILLIONAIRE, JIM RUGG, BRIAN MARCUA, JOHONEN VASQUEZ, JEFFREY BROWN, CHRIS CHUA, BECKY CLOONAN, PAUL HORNSCHEMEIER, JONATHAN JAY LEE, COREY LEWIS, STAN SAKAI & JAY STEPHENS
Cover Design by CHIP KIDD
Marvel is proud to present an oversized hardcover of this hotly anticipated anthology showcasing Marvel’s greatest
characters re-imagined by the best and brightest talents working in independent comics today. Don’t miss what’s sure to be one of the most exciting collections of comics short stories ever produced! Packed with a stunning array of the best, most
exciting cartoonists on the planet—showcasing the Marvel Heroes as you’ve never seen them before! Featuring the long-awaited Peter Bagge “Incorrigible Hulk.” Collecting STRANGE TALES #1-3, THE MEGALOMANIACAL SPIDER-MAN and material from ALL SELECT COMICS 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL.
200 PGS./Parental Advisory …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4626-1
Trim size: oversized

HALO: HELLJUMPER PREMIERE HC
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by ERIC NGUYEN
Cover by ERIC NGUYEN
Comics legend Peter David and up-and-coming artist Eric Nguyen bring a whole new HALO story to life! When the colony planet Ariel sends out a mysterious distress signal, it’s up to the UNSC’s elite, highly skilled special-ops Marines, the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers from the 105th, to find out what’s happening. Also known as ODSTs or “Helljumpers”, these soldiers are some of the toughest in the galaxy…and some of the roughest as well. When the distress signal comes, two Helljumpers will find themselves at the center of the mystery on Ariel, and before it’s solved, they’ll have to put their friendship—and their lives—on the line… Collecting HALO: HELLJUMPER #1-5.
120 PGS./17 & Up …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4023-8
Trim size: standard

LUKE CAGE NOIR
PREMIERE HC
Written by MIKE BENSON
& ADAM GLASS
Penciled by SHAWN
MARTINBROUGH
Cover by DENNIS CALERO
A lot can change in ten years.  And rarely for the better.  Local legend, Luke Cage, invincible, unstoppable, unflappable, finds that out the hard way when he returns to the mean streets of Prohibition-era Harlem after a ten-year stretch in Riker’s Island.  All he wants is to be back in the loving arms of his woman, but certain powerful men have different plans for Cage.  Willis Stryker, Cage’s childhood friend turned Godfather of Harlem, wants him on his crew, and under his thumb.  And wealthy white socialite Randall Banticoff, whose wife is now very dead, murdered in a Harlem alley, wants Cage to investigate her death.  Cage is about to learn that coming home is never easy, and to survive he might just have to kill a whole lot of people. Collecting LUKE CAGE NOIR #1-4.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3942-2
Trim size: standard

DOMINIC FORTUNE TPB
Written by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN
The depression’s going strong, so when Dominic Fortune is hired to bodyguard Jock Madison, Vaughn Lorillard and P.T. Oakley, three drunk and disorderly Hollywood stars, he jumps at the chance to pick up what looks like a few easy bucks, and maybe have a few laughs in the bargain.  But when the trio of old school hambones and horndogs prove to be a bigger pain than he anticipated — and he accidentally stumbles across a conspiracy headed by mysterious American businessman Malcolm Upshaw and Delatriz Betancourt, the recklessly sexy granddaughter of Confederates who fled Reconstruction for South America — Fortune finds himself in hot water…with the fate of the USA at stake. This volume also includes stories from Fortune’s earliest days in the Marvel U and Howard Chaykin’s Dominic Fortune digital comic, for the first time in print! Collecting DOMINIC FORTUNE #1-4, DOMINIC FORTUNE DIGITAL COMIC #1-6, MARVEL PREMIERE #56 and material from MARVEL PREVIEW #2.
176 PGS./Explicit Content …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4042-9