[ENGLISH] Marvel tells us: Marvel Comics In May 2011, Part 3: Ultimate, Max & others: Ultimate Comics Captain America, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Ultimate Comics Avengers Vs. New Ultimates, Halo: Fall of Reach, Sigil, Ruse, Dark Tower: The Gunsliger, The Stand: No Man’s Land, Formic Wars, Anita Blake, Ozma of Oz, Emma

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ORSON SCOTT CARD’S
SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD
#5 (of 5)
Creative Director
ORSON SCOTT CARD
Written by AARON JOHNSTON
Penciled by POP MAHN
Cover by GUISEPPE CAMUNCOLI
The shocking conclusion to the science-fiction classic! The Descolada virus is the most lethal threat to the Hundred Worlds. And everyone on planet Lusitania is a carrier –
including Ender. To save the planet from annihilation, Ender and Jane must rebel against Starways Congress and break inter-galactic law. Can Ender uncover the deepest secrets of the mysterious alien pequeninos? And can he keep his
promise to the Hive Queen and finally set her free? It all
comes to a head here! From New York Times bestselling author Orson Scott Card.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

FORMIC WARS:
BURNING EARTH #5 (of 7)
Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD
& AARON JOHNSTON
Penciled by
GIANCARLO CARACUZZO
Cover by BILLY TAN
China is burning. Mazer Rackham is badly wounded. And everyone in his unit is dead. In the desperate struggle against the formics, humans are losing. Big time. Now, trapped in alien-occupied territory without his weapons or companions to help him, Mazer is in a do-or-die fight for his life. Will he flee to safer ground or start a one-man war against an
insurmountable alien force? Answer: It’s Mazer Rackham. Nuff said. The exciting prequel to the Ender’s Game saga continues, from bestselling author Orson Scott Card.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

SIGIL #3 (of 4)
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by
JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Two ships, the El Cazador and the Red Harvest,
are neck and neck racing for the same prize: a
buried treasure that could be a millennia-old secret
weapon. Samantha Rey knows the way, but October is able to guess her every move – and the Red Harvest doesn’t have to stop when it runs out of ocean…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

RUSE #3 (of 4)
Written by MARK WAID
Penciled by
MIRCO PIERFEDERICI
Cover by BUTCH GUICE
The City of Partington teeters on the brink of collapse when a deadly string of gambits leaves Simon and Emma at their wit’s end. And they’re the wittiest crime solving duo of the 19th century. The games are afoot as Emma and Simon scramble for clues as to who is behind this conspiracy of chaos–but they’re coming up empty!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

OZMA OF OZ #6 (of 8)
Written by ERIC SHANOWER
Pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
When Ozma asks the Nome King to release the Royal Family of Ev, he proposes a guessing game that seems easy enough to win. Ozma and her followers agree to play. But as the Oz people begin to disappear, Dorothy realizes that the Nome King has stacked the deck against them. She and her friends have little hope of escaping the Nome King’s sinister underground palace. Loved by both critics and fans, Ozma of Oz triumphs as another wonderful Frank L. Baum adaptation!
32 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

EMMA #3 (of 5)
Written by Nancy Butler
Art & Cover by Janet Lee
After a slight matchmaking blunder, Emma has vowed that Harriet will be her final social project! But with Frank Churchill arriving and Mr. Knightly showing interest in Jane, can Emma really keep herself from meddling? Award-winning author Nancy Butler and acclaimed illustrator Janet K. Lee bring Jane Austen’s classic to graphic life!
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

ANITA BLAKE: CIRCUS OF
THE DAMNED—THE INGENUE
#5 (of 5)
Written by Laurell K. Hamilton
& Jess Booth
Pencils by Ron Lim
Cover by Brett Booth
FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR LAURELL K. HAMILTON:
A new series of vampire attacks have kept Anita’s hands full. This time, it seems that this is the work of a pack of vampires instead of a lone predator – and they’ve been after Anita for the name of the Master of the City, but she won’t give up Jean-Claude. But will protecting Jean-Claude cost her something more dear?
32 PGS./Mature …$3.99

THE STAND: NO MAN’S LAND #5 (of 5)
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by MIKE PERKINS
Cover by TOMM COKER
After the horrific fruition of Harold and Nadine’s plans last issue, everything in the Free Zone hangs in the balance. Newly returned from the wilderness, Mother Abagail clings to life, just barely, prompting city-wide fear and unrest. Meanwhile, the surviving members of the Committee keep vigil by her bedside, unprepared for her latest revelation: That the time has come for the forces of good to make a stand against Flagg’s armies of darkness in the west… The stage is set, True Believers, the die is cast, and it’s time to choose sides, as this shattering arc concludes!
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory …$3.99
Published by arrangement with The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. This graphic novel is produced under licensefrom The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group and Stephen King. TM & © 2011 Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved.

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS
VS. NEW ULTIMATES #4 (of 6)
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils by LEINIL YU with STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by LEINIL YU
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH
THE ULTIMATE EVENT OF THE DECADE!
It’s super hero versus super hero in this epic battle that pits former allies against each other. When heroes power up there’s bound to be some serious damage and what happens here has lifelong consequences!  Get geared up as the Ultimate U is on a collision course and will never be the same! Superstar team-up of Mark Millar and Leinil Yu tell an explosive tale on their final Ultimate run!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS
SPIDER-MAN #158
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MARK BAGLEY
Variant Cover by STEVE McNIVEN
WILL SPIDER-MAN SURVIVE?
The Sinister Six are determined to bury Spider-Man for good, and if Spider-Man can’t find Aunt May or Mary Jane, they could be going with him. “Death of Spider-Man” continues, and the real question is, will ANYONE survive?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

HALO: FALL OF REACH – COVENANT #2 (of 4)
Written by BRIAN REED
Pencils & Cover by FELIX RUIZ
After being nearly destroyed in an attack by a Covenant craft, the UNSC frigate Commonwealth is in bad shape. Before the Covenant ship can return for a second attack, the Spartans set out to overtake it. And, with the new Mjolnir armor—the single most cutting-edge piece of technology developed since the Spartans themselves—they’re a force to be reckoned with. But the Covenant is still an unknown quantity, and it may take more than the Sparatns’ new armor to stop them.
32 PGS./17 & Up …$3.99
© 2011 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Microsoft, 343 Industries, the 343 Industries logo, Halo, the Halo logo, Xbox, Xbox 360, and the Xbox logos, are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

PUNISHERMAX #13
Written by Jason Aaron
Penciled by Steve Dillon
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
« Frank » Part One
The Punisher’s war on crime has come to a dead stop. Locked in a high-security prison, his arms and legs in casts and hooked to life support, Frank Castle is at the mercy of every lowlife in the place, dreaming of being the one who finally put him down. But what troubles Frank aren’t the attempts on his life, but the memories shaken loose by Bullseye. Memories of a time when he wasn’t yet the Punisher, but a husband and a father…
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

DEADPOOL MAX #8 (of 12)
Written by Dave Lapham
Pencils & Cover by Kyle Baker
Deadpool is AWOL, and if anyone finds out, Hydra Bob will spend the rest of his miserable days in a very deep and dark hole.  With world on the brink of Armageddon Bob will have to don Deadpool’s abandoned duds and go it alone.  But will years of experience and red tights be enough to stop the terrorist plans of the deadly Moon Knights and their stockpile of Liquid X?  Hell no.  If Bob is to pull off this mission he’ll need to revisit some very painful memories of the night his life all went wrong.  A night of love, betrayal, and big bombs spent in a little town called Bangkok….
48 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

POWERS VOL. 1: WHO KILLED RETRO GIRL? PREMIERE HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Heroes glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire. Flamboyant villains attempt daring daylight robberies. Godlike alien creatures clash in epic battle over the nighttime sky. And on the dirty city streets below, homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim do their jobs. The mysterious death of Retro Girl was the case that launched one of the most celebrated comic series of the last decade; now, this newly formatted collection of the first POWERS storyline will introduce you to the world that won the prestigious Eisner Award, and made Bendis and Oeming comic superstars. This completely redesigned, reformatted and reworked hardcover is perfect for both new readers and old. Start your POWERS library here!
“Bendis is the funny-pages descendant of Sam Fuller, Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino…” — Entertainment Weekly
“Bendis has rapidly become a true master of comic-book creation!” — Comic Buyer’s Guide
“It’s one of the best collaborations ever seen in a comic book.” — Ain’t It Cool News
240 PGS./Mature …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5671-0
Trim size: standard

ULTIMATE COMICS DOOMSDAY HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by ED McGUINNESS
Who is the face of true evil in the Ultimate Universe? What is the biggest secret the world doesn’t know? Join the gathered heroes as they embark on an adventure unlike anything seen in Marvel Comics — and that’s a promise! Ultimate Universe co-founder Brian Michael Bendis (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, SECRET INVASION) and rising star Rafa Sandoval (AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE) unveils this important new chapter in the most exciting line in comics! Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS ENEMY #1-4, ULTIMATE COMICS MYSTERY #1-4 and ULTIMATE COMICS DOOM #1-4.
288 PGS./Rated T+ …$39.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4776-3
Trim size: oversized

PUNISHERMAX:
BULLSEYE PREMIERE HC
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by STEVE DILLON
Cover by DAVID JOHNSON
There are some lines the Punisher will never cross. Ex-Marine Frank Castle will do whatever it takes to eliminate criminals. Using the memory of his family’s murder to fuel his hatred, Castle is a virtual killing machine. While his methods are brutal, he has always adhered to a strict code, never allowing innocents or the police to end up in his crosshairs. With the cops working for the Kingpin of Crime, Frank finds himself with a choice. Can he kill a cop, albeit a dirty one? How far is he willing to go to bring down the Kingpin and his rabid dog Bullseye? One trigger pull and the life of the Punisher will never be the same! Collecting PUNISHERMAX #6-11.
144 PGS./Explicit Content …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4755-8
Trim size: standard
Order Code: OCT100684

DEADPOOL MAX:
NUTJOB PREMIERE HC
Written by DAVID LAPHAM
Penciled by KYLE BAKER
Cover by KYLE BAKER
When the government has a problem that’s too dangerous to handle, they call in the one man crazy enough to solve it: Deadpool. Unkillable mercenary, definite weapons expert and swordsman, hopeless romantic, nutjob. But when he’s targeting the likes of Hammerhead, leader of the most powerful criminal organization in the world, or Baron Helmut Emmerich Von Zemo, hood-wearing warrior of hate, even an unkillable super-agent may not be enough! You may think you know Deadpool, but you have no idea. Guest-starring Cable, the Taskmaster, and Domino! Collecting DEADPOOL MAX #1-6.
144 PGS./Explicit Content …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4850-0
Trim size: standard

TROUBLE BY MARK MILLAR PREMIERE HC
Written by MARK MILLAR
Penciled by TERRY DODSON
Cover by TERRY DODSON
It’s one of the most controversial stories Marvel has ever produced! When friends May and Mary take on a summer job after high school, they meet brothers Ben and Richard — and summer lovin’ ensues! Prepare for sand, sun…and lots of sex! High drama, infidelity and a pregnancy! Innovative work by Mark Millar and Terry Dodson! Collecting TROUBLE #1-5.
120 PGS./Explicit Content …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5086-2
Trim size: standard

ULTIMATE WAR PREMIERE HC
Written by MARK MILLAR
Penciled by CHRIS BACHALO
Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
The Ultimates vs. the Ultimate X-Men: the battle begins! When the X-Men do the worst thing they could to humanity, the government orders Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the rest of the Ultimates to bring them down. A small but lethal army, the Ultimates were created to face these and other newly rising threats to mankind. But the X-Men’s founder, Professor X, hasn’t been training his students for nothing — and the young mutants just might take out the Ultimates first! Collecting ULTIMATE WAR #1-4.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5737-3
Trim size: standard

YOUNG MARVELMAN
CLASSIC VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC
Written by MICK ANGLO
Penciled by MICK ANGLO, GEORGE PARLETT & JAMES BLEACH
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
By shouting the famous name of his hero, Marvelman, the orphan Dicky Dauntless assumes the form of the redoubtable Young Marvelman! Watch as the Mightiest Boy in the Universe metes out atomic-powered justice to robot bandits, underwater pirates, foreign revolutionaries and more in his earliest adventures! Collecting YOUNG MARVELMAN #25-34 in the original black and white.
168 PGS./Black & White/All Ages …$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5504-1
Trim size: standard

PHILIP K. DICK’S
ELECTRIC ANT TPB
Written by DAVID MACK
Penciled by PASCAL ALIXE
Cover by PAUL POPE
When Garson Poole wakes up in a hospital after a horrific accident, he’s surprised to find that he’s missing a hand — yet feels no pain. His surprise turns to shock when the hospital discharges him. You see, Garson Poole is not human. He’s an Electricant, an elaborate robot with an organic skin overlay. So why would a machine think it’s the rich and successful owner of Tri-Plan Electronics? Poole sets out to uncover why he’s been deluded into believing he’s human in this mind-bending tale based on sci-fi master Philip K. Dick’s novella. Where does his programming stop, and free will start? What is the nature of reality, and how much of it takes place within us, and can be bent to our will? Garson Poole will find out, and so will you! Collecting ELECTRIC ANT #1-5.
128 PGS./Mature …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4043-6

ULTIMATE COMICS
SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2:
CHAMELEONS TPB
Written by
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by DAVID LAFUENTE
& TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
Nothing is as it seems. With Gwen Stacy, the Human Torch and Iceman boarding at Aunt May’s house, you’d think Peter Parker would have it easy for a change. But in the world of Spider-Man, that’s rarely the case. First, Spidey and his two super-powered houseguests discover their neighbor Rick Jones possesses some special abilities of his own. But how the teenager acquired them and what he’s capable of, are as big a mystery to Peter and his friends as to Rick himself. Meanwhile, with mutants outlawed across the country, what happens when federal agents find out where Kitty Pryde’s been hiding? And what can Spider-Man possibly do about it when he’s been incapacitated and replaced by a mysterious imposter? Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #7-14.
200 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4100-6