Marvel In March 2009 - Part 1 : Marvel Universe[ENGLISH] Marvel Comics tells us: Marvel’s new solicitation info and artwork for comics arriving in stores in March 2009 are here. Part 1: Marvel Universe (Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, Dark Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Dark Reign, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man…)

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DARK REIGN: FANTASTIC FOUR #1 70th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by SEAN CHEN
70th Anniversary Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN NOIR #4 (of 4)
Written by DAVID HINE & FABRICE SAPOLSKY
Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Variant Cover by DENNIS CALERO
With the bite of a fateful spider, Peter Parker finally got the power to go up against the rotten gangland of Depression-era New York…the insidious, far-reaching, unstoppable crime machine that killed his beloved Uncle Ben…but will it kill him as well? Spider-Man’s brash confrontation with Norman Osborn, the slick gangster nicknamed the Goblin, may be his final heroic act! By David Hine, Fabrice Sapolsky and Carmine Di Giandomenico.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #588
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Pencils & Cover by
JOHN ROMITA JR.
King Variant by TBA
This is the big one!  The results are in, the masks are off and Spider-Man might just go down forever!  With the secret of Menace revealed and the identity of the Spider-Tracer killer brought to light, the world of Peter Parker, Harry Osborn, Lily Hollister, Carlie Cooper and Vin Gonzales will never be the same!  Questions you’ve asked since Spider-Man first entered his Brand New Day will be answered.  But who will be left standing to pick up the pieces…and how does it involve Norman Osborn? This one’s a can’t miss, so be there for the conclusion of CHARACTER ASSASSINATION! By Marc Guggenheim and John Romita, Jr.
40 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #589
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Pencils by PAULO SIQUEIRA
Cover by KLAUS JANSON,
CHRIS ELIOPOULOS
& DEAN WHITE
CHARACTER ASSASSINATION may be over, but the troubles keep coming as Spidey’s old nemesis THE SPOT returns deadlier than ever! Wait. Did we just use « The Spot » and « deadlier » in the same sentence? You better believe it — with his teleportation powers, he’s poised to make a name for himself as an unstoppable killer for hire, and the only thing standing between him and his latest target is your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EXTRA! #3
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM, JOE KELLY & PHIL JIMENEZ
Pencils by PHIL JIMENEZ & MORE!
Cover by TOMM COKER
ASM Extra goes beyond the thrice-monthly pages of Amazing Spider-Man to bring you even more stories that explore Peter Parker’s life and give you a glimpse of what’s ahead.
This time out we catch up with wounded Iraq War Vet Flash Thomson as he adjusts to his new life, find out more about the mysterious young Kraven who continues to stalk Spider-Man, and we get a prelude to next Spring’s Spidey event AMERICAN SON featuring a secret about Pete’s best friend Harry Osborn.
Norman Osborn may be in charge of the world…but he hasn’t stopped us from publishing Spider-man…yet.
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

NEW AVENGERS #51
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by BILLY TAN
WHO IS THE NEW SORCERER SUPREME? Doctor Strange has failed as the Master of the Mystic Arts and all the other mystic characters are the heir apparent. Strange comes to the New Avengers for help as the mystic battle royale begins. Plus, how can the Avengers trust Spider-Man if he won’t take his mask off?
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

MIGHTY AVENGERS #23
Written by DAN SLOTT
Pencils & Cover by KHOI PHAM
King Variant by TBA
« Earth’s Mightiest Part 3 of 3 »
« The Last Knight on Earth »
How can the Mighty Avengers save all of reality from one of their greatest foes… when they can’t even stop fighting each other?  To survive their first trial by fire, lines will be crossed, ideals will be compromised, and not every hero will make the cut.
You better read this issue of DARK REIGN, guys.  Why?  Because this one’s going to change the Marvel landscape!  Literally!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

DARK AVENGERS #3
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO
Young Guns Variant Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA
The phenom that is the Dark Avengers continues. BATTLEGROUND LATVERIA as Morgana Le Fey attacks with all the power
at her disposal. Meanwhile these new Avengers discover all the dirt and hidden secrets of their notorious pasts.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SECRET WARRIORS #2
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
King Variant by TBA
Exploding out of the pages of Secret Invasion and Mighty Avengers!!
Picking up from the earth-shattering conclusion to issue one… we find out who Nick Fury and his Secret Warriors’ real enemies are, where they’ve been hiding, and why they chose now to make their existence known. Get ready, this is going to send shock-waves that will ripple throughout the Marvel Universe. Hail Hydra!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DARK REIGN: ELEKTRA #1 (of 5)
Written by ZEB WELLS
Pencils by CLAY MANN
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
50/50 Variant Cover by CLAY MANN
She’s the deadliest woman in the world…and she’s never been in worse shape. Broken, beaten, and tortured by alien scientists, Elektra stumbles to freedom in the aftermath of the Skrull invasion. Now she struggles and fights to stay barely alive, and to clear her name for atrocities committed by an impostor. A LOT of people want Elektra killed…and in her state, that shouldn’t be too difficult…By Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Clay Mann (DAREDEVIL)!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK REIGN: FANTASTIC FOUR #1 (of 5)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by SEAN CHEN
Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
70th Anniversary Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC (see pg. 7)
Dark Reign strikes Marvel’s first family—in an explosive way! Prepared to be blown away as: HAMMER agents attack the Baxter Building. Reed changes everything. The Human Torch suffers a horrible loss and Franklin and Val go shopping. There’s Time travel, Alternate realities, Celestials, Eternals, Deviants and Doombots… and more important than all of that, we find out the answer to the question: What is the Bridge?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NEW AVENGERS: THE REUNION #1 (of 4)
Written by JIM MCCANN
Penciled by DAVID LOPEZ
50/50 Covers by JO CHEN
In the wake of SECRET INVASION, Mockingbird is alive and has returned to Earth after being held captive by the Skrulls.  Ronin, her estranged husband, volunteers to help her adjust to her new life as a member of the new Avengers, but some old wounds run too deep.  And what deadly secret did she bring back with her that could tear them, and the world, apart once more?  It’s high-octane action and intrigue as the Mr. & Mrs. Smith of the Marvel Universe take on one of the biggest threats in the world…and each other!
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

THUNDERBOLTS #130
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by FRANCESCO “MATT” MATTINA
Variant Cover by CLINT LANGLEY
“MAGNUM OPUS,” PART 2 OF 4 — CROSSOVER WITH DEADPOOL
Everyone’s favorite Merc with a Mouth has the Thunderbolts in his crosshairs – but don’t expect this murderer’s row of
butt-kickers to lay down! The nastiest fight of ’09 has begun, and you’ve got the front row seat for all the ultra violence that
Andy Diggle (DARK REIGN: HAWKEYE) and Roberto De La Torre (IRON MAN: DIRECTOR OF S.H.I.E.L.D.) can dish up!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

BLACK PANTHER #2
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by KEN LASHLEY
Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
“DEADLIEST OF THE SPECIES, » PART 2
Tie-in to “DARK REIGN”
The Black Panther is back…and she’s badder than ever. That’s right — she!  What happened to T’Challa?  Who is the new Black Panther?  And just where does Dr. Doom fit into all this?  Find out the answers to all these questions…and why the female is the deadliest of the species.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

PUNISHER #3
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by JEROME OPENA
50/50 Covers by MIKE MCKONE
King Variant by TBA
“LIVING IN DARKNESS,” PART 3
The only thing standing between the new king of crime and his dark reign of New York is a lone soldier doing what none of the capes will: taking out the bad guys permanently.  Frank Castle has torn open an artery of the most feared crime family in the history of New York, and it will not go unanswered.  A lesson must be taught — a bloody, public lesson.  How can the Punisher possibly contend?  With an arsenal of the most powerful weapons in the Marvel Universe — and a smile.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #11
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
King Variant by TBA
WORLD’S MOST WANTED PART 4! Tony risks it all to say goodbye to a friend. Maria Hill arrives in Texas – only to find she’s been beaten to the punch and now is outnumbered, outgunned, and out of luck. And time. And hope. All this as Pepper Potts goes to an old ally in hopes of stopping things from getting a whole lot worse for Tony Stark – everybody’s pal Jim Rhodes…once Iron Man himself and currently WAR MACHINE. Worlds are colliding! Guys in robot suits are fighting! Norman Osborn is ruling the world! Holy $%&#!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #127
Written by FRED VAN LENTE & GREG PAK
Penciled by DIETRICH SMITH
Cover by DAVE WILLIAMS
King Variant by TBA
As Hera consolidates her takeover of Olympus, marking Hercules and Athena for death, she reaches out to forge an alliance with the greatest mortal power on the planet — NORMAN OSBORN! With the forces of Heaven and Earth both arrayed against our heroes, how can they possibly survive? And what role does the ex-New Warrior AEGIS play in Hera’s mad scheme?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MS. MARVEL #37
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by PATRICK OLLIFFE
Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
It’s a throwdown in Hong Kong against the mysteriously powered Ghazi as Ms. Marvel finally discovers the origin of her
mysterious enemy. However, Carol has been keeping a secret connected to the Dark Reign concerning Norman Osborn and it may just mean she won’t survive the fight.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AGENTS OF ATLAS #2
Written by JEFF PARKER
Pencils by CARLO PAGULAYAN & GABRIEL HARDMAN
Cover by GREG LAND
Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Norman Osborn’s shadow government looks to pull ahead in the arms race with the help of the Atlas Foundation and the
Uranian weaponry of the world’s most bizarre defense contractor, Marvel Boy! The dark contacts grow even more solid when Jimmy Woo meets his understudy – Temujin, the son of the Mandarin! How does this all connect to one of the Agents’ 1958 missions? Access M-11’s datahold and find out!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WAR MACHINE #4
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by LEONARDO MANCO
Cover by FRANCESCO « MATT » MATTINA
King Variant by TBA
War Machine + God of War = Get the heck out of the way! As Rhodey’s commando run against the mercenaries
of Eaglestar International explodes into open warfare in the capitol city of Aqiria, our one-man-army makes two shocking
discoveries.  First, the horrifying secret of Eaglestar’s wartech may strike closer to home than he ever suspected.  And second, the only thing worse than having Ares, God of War, as an enemy…is having him as a friend!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE FEATURING REPTIL #1
Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE
Pencils by STEVE UY
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Stegron the Dinosaur Man and his dinosaur army launch a campaign of destruction across America!  With the Fifty State Initiative in tatters from the fallout of Secret Invasion, Tigra must pull together a squad from the few superhumans still fit for duty, including Cloud 9, Komodo, Prodigy…and a brand new recruit.  Be here for the debut of Marvel’s newest superstar– REPTIL!  Will he save the Initiative…or ruin it?
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #30
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ
FINAL ISSUE!  Is this the end of Spider-Girl? Can Peter and Mayday overcome Norman Osborn’s final revenge?! Will the Black Tarantula and Araña survive against the Goblin Lord and the brand new May? What does fate hold in store for little Ben and Mary Jane? When the smoke finally clears, will it still be Spider-Girl’s world? Be There For the End!
40 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

ADAM: LEGEND OF
THE BLUE MARVEL #5 (of 5)
Written by KEVIN GREVIOUX
Penciled by MAT BROOME
Cover by JUAN DOE
It all comes down to this! The Blue Marvel and his greatest arch-nemesis, the virtually indestructible Anti-Man, face each other for the first time in over 45 years! The last time these two titans clashed, the villain was nearly killed and
the hero’s life was all but destroyed. Now full circle, Adam Brashear, the Blue Marvel, stands up to reclaim the legacy that should have been his all along. But at what cost…?
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ASTONISHING TALES #2
Written by C. B. CEBULSKI,
DANIEL MERLIN GOODBREY,
TED MCKEEVER & JONATHAN
HICKMAN
Penciled by KENNETH ROCAFORT, LOU KANG, TED MCKEEVER &
NICK PITARRA
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Can the Punisher and Wolverine survive a round with
the ferocious Predator X–and who is the beast’s sexy
wrangler? Has Arno Stark, the Iron Man of 2020, met his match in a band of hijack-happy sky-pirates? Will M.O.D.O.K. make it through a meal without killing anyone in a superhero greasy spoon? And are newbie directors Cannonball and Sunspot (of New Mutants) going to make movie magic in the Mojoverse? All is revealed here!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ETERNALS #9
Written by CHARLES
& DANIEL KNAUF
Pencils & Cover by
ERIC NGUYEN
Guest-starring the X-Men! Ikaris, joined by the full power of the mighty mutants, faces his nemesis Druig and his vile Confederation! At the foot of the sleeping colossus known as the Dreaming Celestial, a battle of titans erupts! The stakes?  Not only the innocent citizens of San Francisco, but no less than the future of all life on planet Earth!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AVENGERS/INVADERS #9
Written by JIM KRUEGER & ALEX ROSS
Penciled by STEVE SADOWSKI
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
Sketch Variant Cover by ALEX ROSS
Picking up from the jaw-dropping events of Avengers/Invaders #8, our heroes find themselves back in time, with the fate of the very world on their shoulders. Disguised as the heroes of the golden past, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Spider-Woman, Ms. Marvel and Luke Cage now face Nazis, the power of the Cosmic Cube and the Red Skull… Avengers Assemble!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #48
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils & Cover by STEVE EPTING
The New Captain America faces the crimes of his past as the Winter Soldier as the Sub-Mariner and the Black Widow struggle to stop a new foe from unleashing a deadly attack on the world! By the best-selling Eisner, Harvey and Eagle award-winning team of Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI13 #11
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by STUART IMMONEN
“VAMPIRE STATE”
Dracula continues his plan to take the United Kingdom for vampires and monsters. Who is the traitor in the ranks of MI13? Can Spitfire possibly deny what she is? Can Captain Britain save his nation? Find out here!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DOCTOR DOOM AND THE MASTERS OF EVIL #3 (of 4)
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by PATRICK
SCHERBERGER
Cover by KARL KERSCHL
We already brought on the bad guys; now it’s time to bring on the Blastaar! When Doom and his Masters of Evil head into space on a quest for the power cosmic, they encounter Blastaar, the Living Bomb-Burst, and his own plans for ultimate power, and it sure doesn’t take long before they each find that space itself isn’t big enough for the two of them! Will Doom be able to live up to his name, or will his dreams for conquest literally blow up around him?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

DAREDEVIL #117
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MICHAEL LARK
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
King Variant by TBA
RETURN OF THE KING continues! Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of Crime, comes back to Hell’s Kitchen to forge a pact with Daredevil! Their target? Lady Bullseye and the Hand! By the award-winning team of Brubaker and Lark!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #565
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH
A visit to Reed’s remotest relatives becomes a fight for survival as a creature beyond the confines of science targets the Richards’ offspring for consumption.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN Y LA ANTORCHA HUMANA EN…¡BAHIA DE LOS MUERTOS! EDICIÓN BORICUA EN ESPAÑOL
Written by TOM BELAND
Art & Cover by JUAN DOE
¡Los 4 Fantásticos regresan a Puerto Rico! Y esta vez, la Antorcha Humana trae a su buen amigo…¡el Hombre Araña!
En Vieques, la Isla Nena – un paraíso terrenal a la costa este de Puerto Rico – ¡ha surgido un gran peligro! ¿Qué ha causado que las aguas brillantes más preciosas del mundo se conviertan en una bestia carnívora?! Nuestros héroes se enfrentan al terror de la bahía bioluminiscente…¿y quién será el amigo inesperado quien único los puede ayudar? Tom Beland y Juan Doe, los creadores de LOS 4 FANTÁSTICOS: ¡ISLA DE LA MUERTE!, lanzan una nueva aventura puertorriqueña…¡disponible en esta súper-especial edición boricua en español!
48 PGS./One-Shot/Rated A …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN & THE HUMAN TORCH IN…¡BAHÍA DE LOS MUERTOS!
Written by TOM BELAND
Art & Cover by JUAN DOE
The Fantastic Four are going back to Puerto Rico! And this time, the Human Torch is bringing his good buddy Spider-Man along for the ride! Off the coast of Puerto Rico, the small, paradise-like island of Vieques is home to plants, animals, people, and the world’s most beautiful glowing waters. But what deadly secret has turned the tranquil bay into…a giant radioactive monster?! And what unlikely ally turns out to be the only one who can help our heroes now? By Tom Beland and Juan Doe, the guys behind the madcap, heartwarming, fan-mega-favorite FANTASTIC FOUR: ¡ISLA DE LA MUERTE!
48 PGS./One-Shot/Rated A …$3.99

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #11 & #12
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by WESLEY CRAIG
Covers by DAVID YARDIN
Issue #11 King Variant by TBA
If Captain Marvel is no more, how is he here? With War of Kings about to explode across the galaxy, two of the Guardians face death itself! Drax and Quasar journey beyond the veil of life in a desperate quest to find Moondragon. But what is waiting for them on the other side, and will it ever let them return? It’s a double shot of cosmic horror – that plants the seeds for where GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is heading next!
32 PGS.(each)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (each)

GHOST RIDER #33
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by TONY MOORE
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
“TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS,” PART 1
After the shocking events of last issue, the all-new Caretaker struggles to pick up the pieces of her life, but the mad dog man-mountain called The Deacon has other plans.  Also, Caretaker gives us a special guided tour of the long sordid history of the Spirit of Vengeance in America, including glimpses of some previously unseen Ghost Riders of the past.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

IMMORTAL IRON FIST #24
Written by DUANE
SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by KANO
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
There have been sixty-six men and women to carry the mantle of the Immortal Iron Fist – sixty-six men and women who have proudly and eagerly stood fast before the unstoppable forces of evil, and valiantly fought them back. Except one.
This is the story of Park Li – a pacifist, who sought to pursue wisdom rather than war. But fate would defy him – as K’un-Lun is overwhelmed by a deadly plague, Park Li is the only student ready to become the city’s Immortal Weapon. And war is coming…bloody, brutal war…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

HULK: BROKEN WORLDS BOOK ONE (of TWO)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE, ROY THOMAS, PETER DAVID
& PAUL BENJAMIN
Pencils by CLAYTON HENRY, HERB TRIMPE, RODNEY BUCHEMI
& DIEGO LATORRE
Cover by MARK BROOKS
Across the infinite stretches of the multiverse, countless worlds are forever changed by the monster known as the Hulk…
but must his tale always end in tragedy?  Join us as we revisit fan favorite Marvel alternate worlds for new tales of the rampaging green goliath! In this ALL-NEW oversized special, we journey to the House of M, the Microverse, a Future Imperfect, and the year 2099!
40 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #9
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by JACOPO CAMAGNI
Cover by ROGER CRUZ
A PENNY SHORT IS A DAY SAVED: In a time long gone, the Ancient One fought a tremendous battle against the Dread Dormammu, ultimately banishing  the ruler of the Dark Dimension back to his own reality by power of a mystically binding contract. Unfortunately for Dr. Strange, that mystical contract is hundreds of pages long, and the Dread One has now found himself one nasty lawyer, and a whole lot of loopholes. Dr. Strange is going to need all the mystical might he possesses, along with the legal prowess of one Mr. Foggy Nelson, Attorney At Law, in order to send Dormammu packing, or maybe just to stay alive!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #46
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by JOHN BURAN
Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS
From a long lost world comes two new citizens to New York: Ziggy Pig and Silly Seal! Unfortunately for them, while they’ve been living the easy life of cartoon characters, their arch-nemesis Toughy Cat has been living in the real world, and gaining immense power! What used to be all fun and games is now deadly serious! Luckily, when Johnny runs across the desperate duo, the Fantastic Four agree to provide a new life, and protection, for Ziggy and Silly, but can even the Fantastic Four stand against a nigh invulnerable feline fury?!!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #49
Written by MARC SUMERAK
Penciled by SANFORD GREENE
Cover by FRANCIS TSAI
Every student at Midtown High knows that Flash Thompson is numero uno at every game he plays…and that rule applies to more than just varsity sports. Flash’s video gaming skills are the stuff of legend, and they just got him noticed by a super-villain looking to test a brand new arcade machine — one that could destroy all of New York City! Will Peter Parker be able to swing into action and save his high school arch-nemeis before it’s
too late…or will this finally be « game over » for the spectacular Spider-Man?! Insert 12 quarters to find out…
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #34
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by MATTEO LOLLI
Cover by ROGER CRUZ
THE SAND AND FURY: It’s 1942 and Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos are on leave in London. No, wait, it’s 2009 and the Avengers are shooing away a pterodactyl from the Tower of London. But, hold on, what’s a pterodactyl doing in London anyway? Geez, never mind, because now it looks like it’s about 4000 BC, and Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos are teaming up with the Avengers in order to take down a madman with a rather personal take on time.
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL APES: SPEEDBALL SPECIAL
Written by KARL KESEL
Penciled by RAMON BACHS
Cover by JOHN WATSON
Bouncing out of the pages of the hit MARVEL APES mini-series— it’s the masked (monkey) marvel SPEEDBALL! Branded a traitor to the entire Ape Universe, the simian superhero is now exiled, alienated, and alone on a bizarre Planet of Humans! Can this monkey make it in Man’s World? It won’t be easy when he has to take down the Red Ghost and his Super Apes, put up with the irredeemable Ant-Man…and come face-to-face with the parents of the human Speedball! PLUS: a super-strong gorilla in a Mexican wrestling mask? It can’t be Speedball’s best friend, APE X…can it? It’s a super-simian smackdown in the Mighty Marvel Monkey Manner, and more furry fun than humans should be allowed to have— just ask any ape!
48 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

MOON KNIGHT #28
Written by MIKE BENSON
Penciled by JEFTE PALO
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
“DOWN SOUTH,” PART 2
Marc Spector may be dead, but Moon Knight is very much alive — and in a world of trouble.  After rescuing a land baron’s daughter from corrupt Federales, the fugitive vigilante is suddenly thrust into the crosshairs of Mexico’s deadliest assassins looking to collect the bounty on the girl’s head.  But there are other predators prowling the dark underbelly of Mexico City, and not all of them have their sights on the innocent.  The Punisher has traveled down south on the trail of some Russian mobsters, and he’s just stepped onto blood-soaked turf that bears the unique signature of another killer. His name is Toltec, and if you’ve seen him, you’re dead.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

RUNAWAYS #8
Written by TERRY MOORE
Penciled by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Evil shock-jock Val Rhymin’ shows LA that he’s not just a radio host—he’s also an uber-powerful sorcerer! But it’s the fact that he’s Chase’s boss that gets the Runaways involved. Can they save their teammate? Does he even want to be saved?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MODELS, INC. #2 (of 4)
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by VIÇENÇ
VILLAGRASSA
Cover by SCOTT CLARK
Millie Collins suspected of murder? Could it get any stranger? How about when she’s linked to a second murder by a policeman who’s intent on making a name for himself, and who has romantic intentions on Mille? It will take the investigative skills of Chili Storm and Mary Jane Watson, along with the ever-helpful Peter Parker, in order to turn up the clues to turn Millie loose!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SECRET INVASION CHRONICLES #1 (of 9)
Written by BRIAN
MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by JIM CHEUNG
& BILLY TAN
Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT
Experience SECRET INVASION — the premiere crossover event of 2008 that changed the Marvel Universe forever — presented for the first time in chronological order with all major tie-ins! The story begins in NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI #1, when the veil is lifted on the superhuman world’s most secret organization. Then in NEW AVENGERS #44, watch as the group’s darkest secret begins to tear them apart. And in ILLUMINATI #5, the group gets together for the first time since Planet Hulk and the Civil War to deal with the shocking reveals in NEW and MIGHTY AVENGERS. But not everyone in the cabal is who they say they are. Its a throw-down drag-out that opens the door to SECRET INVASION.
72 PGS./Rated T+ …$5.99

OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #3
Written by VARIOUS
Continuing the chronicle of the Marvel Universe, starting with Spider-Man (from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #113 on), Iron Man (from IRON MAN #6 on) and the X-Men (from UNCANNY X-MEN #126 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: YOUR UNIVERSE #2
MS. MARVEL #2
NOVA #2
IMMORTAL IRON FIST #2
GHOST RIDER #15
X-MEN: LEGACY #209
128 PGS./Rated T+ …$5.99

SKAAR: SON OF HULK #9 & #10
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by BUTCH GUICE
Covers by ALEX GARNER
Where the Hulk smashed, the Son of Hulk slaughters.  Where the Hulk found wisdom, the Son of Hulk knows only wrath. But can the shining sojourner known as the Silver Surfer reveal the father to the son and awaken the man within the monster?  And can Skaar in turn thwart the Surfer from leading his master Galactus to feast upon Planet Sakaar and its ancient Old Power?  Shocking revelations and terrifying twists await as Skaar and the Silver Surfer face off one last time — with the fate of billions in the balance!
32 PGS.(each)/Parental Advisory …$2.99(each)

THOR #601
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Art, Cover & Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Has Thor turned his back on Asgard…? Has Asgard turned its back on Thor?! After the monumental and cataclysmic events of THOR #600, the God of Thunder’s life has changed completely! New readers…now’s your chance! Jump on board!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WAR OF KINGS #1 (of 6)
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Variant Cover A by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Variant Cover B by RON LIM
In the aftermath of the Secret Invasion, Black Bolt has led the Inhumans on a shockingly savage path to restore their strength and security. But that path has brought them into direct confrontation with the Shi’Ar Empire – and their mad ruler Vulcan! Who will get in the first strike? Who will fall on the bloody battlefield? Who will rule? The Imperial Guard, the Starjammers, the Inhuman Royal Family and more of your favorite sci-fi characters are locked on a collision course…and it all starts here! Join the acclaimed team
of Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (NOVA) and Paul Pelletier (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) for a pivotal turning point in Marvel’s
cosmic history!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WAR OF KINGS: DARKHAWK #2 (of 2)
Written by C.B. CEBULSKI
Penciled by HARVEY TOLIBAO & BONG DAZO
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Is Darkhawk ready to embrace his new role in the cosmos? What drives Chris Powell into unknown territory? What is the truth kept long hidden from him? And what side will he take in the War of Kings? The latest Marvel cosmic star is born here! Plus: a retro blast from the past as we reprint DARKHAWK #2!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

NOVA #23
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by ANDREA DIVITO
Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA
King Variant by TBA
War of Kings brings a new status quo…and a new penciler Andrea DiVito (Annihilation)! Who is the new Protector of the Universe? Stripped of his Nova powers and facing death, Rich Rider must stop the Worldmind’s plans before it’s too late. But he needs power to do it, which may come from a source that will change his very identity! It’s another unpredictable episode of the comic Ain’t It Cool News calls “awesomely jaw-droppingly cool stuff.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99