Marvel in October 2009: Marvel Universe[ENGLISH] Marvel tells us: Marvel in October 2009 Part 1 – Marvel Universe: New Avengers, Dark Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Reborn, The Marvels Project, The Torch, Amazing Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor, Incredible Hulk, Incredible Hercules, Spider-Man

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #608 70th VARIANT EDITION
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Penciled by MARCO CHECHETTO
70th Anniversary Variant by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA: REBORN #4 (of 5)
Written by Ed Brubaker
Art by Bryan Hitch & BUTCH GUICE
Cover by Bryan Hitch
Variant Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Variant Cover by JOE KUBERT
Steve Rogers, the original Captain America – trapped in time! Bucky and Sharon Carter – in the hands of the enemy!
As Dr. Doom and the Red Skull make a terrifying pact that could destroy what Captain America means forever!
Ed Brubaker and Bryan Hitch bring you the penultimate issue of Marvel’s event of the year!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

THE MARVELS PROJECT #3 (of 8)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by STEVE EPTING
Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
Variant Cover by STEVE EPTING
Variant Cover by GERALD PAREL
The centerpiece of Marvel’s 70th anniversary celebration turns a deadly corner, as Nazi spies infiltrate the secret  US government’s Super-Soldier Experiment… and while the Torch learns what it means to be both human and a hero, Prince Namor arrives in New York looking for nothing more than vengeance! Things really heat up this issue as award-winning creators Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting bring you the definitive in-continuity origin of Marvel!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #608
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Penciled by Marco Chechetto & Luke Ross
Cover by Adi Granov
70th Anniversary Variant by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
“WHO WAS BEN REILLY?” begins here! Bursting out of the pages of this year’s AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL, RAPTOR is back for revenge against the man he claims killed his family – BEN REILLY, the clone of Spider-Man!  Unfortunately, the only person alive that fits Ben’s description is Peter Parker!  As this super powered psycho with a thirst for vengeance targets Peter, his family and his friends, even Spider-Man might not be able to save the day this time!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #609
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Penciled by Marco Chechetto & Luke Ross
Cover by Adi Granov
As Raptor tightens the noose on Peter and those he loves, the turbulent days of the Clone Saga comes back to haunt Peter Parker in part two of this three part epic!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #610
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Penciled by Marco Chechetto & Luke Ross
Cover by Adi Granov
Peter Parker’s past collides with his future!  Can Peter Parker save his family and himself?! Webhead stalwart Marc Guggenheim and rising star Marco Chechetto (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: AMERICAN SON) bring you the rollicking conclusion of “WHO WAS BEN REILLY?”
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
PRESENTS: ANTI-VENOM—
NEW WAYS TO LIVE #2 (of 3)
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by PAULO SIQUEIRA
Cover by MIRCO PIERFEDERICI
Eddie Brock is waging a one-man war against the guilty as the sin-purifying symbiote, Anti-Venom.  But someone forgot to tell him about another one-man war, Frank Castle – the Punisher.  As the streets erupt in violence, these two men can’t help but be on a collision course with those who prey on the innocent – and each other!  Will anyone be left standing for issue #3?!  Deputy Web-Head Zeb Wells and rising star Paulo Siqueira bring you a street fight you won’t forget – if you survive it!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN: THE CLONE SAGA #2 (of 6)
Written by Tom DeFalco
& Howard Mackie
Penciled by Todd Nauck
Cover by
MIguel Angel Sepulveda
Ben Reilly: carbon copy or the real deal? It’s only issue two and already we’re letting this genie out of the bottle!  Find out what the architects of the original Spidey epic REALLY had in store for poor Peter Parker as the sensational series that has everyone talking ramps up into high gear!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #1
Written by J.M. DeMatteis, Tom DeFalco & More!
Penciled by Val Semeiks, Ron Frenz & More!
Cover by Pasqual Ferry
Zombie Variant BY TBA
Tying into upcoming events in Amazing Spider-Man including WHO IS BEN REILLY? and THE GAUNTLET! Even with all the action jam-packed into every issue of Thrice Monthly Spidey, we STILL don’t have enough room to tell the wall-crawler’s exploits! So BEHOLD! The brand-new, state of the art WEB OF SPIDER-MAN!  THRILL! To the return of KAINE, the ill-fated Peter Parker Clone – where has he been all these years? Where is he now? And how does it tie into KRAVEN?! Then – MARVEL!  At the continuing adventures of May-Day Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Girl! And More! Get caught in the web this October!
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN 1602 #1 (of 5)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by RAMON ROSANAS
Cover by MICHAEL GOLDEN
A return to the acclaimed universe created by Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert picks as THE SPIDER has reached manhood in the New World!  The young nation has grown peacefully, but Norman Osbourne’s treachery finds a way to spoil the peace and put Peter’s life on a new course — back to Europe. Jeff Parker [AGENTS OF ATLAS] joins artist Ramon Rosanas to begin the final story of the 1602 saga!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK REIGN: THE LIST – SECRET WARRIORS
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Pencils & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Norman Osborn’s got it in for Marvel’s super spy, but what happens when he needs Nick Fury to uncover a breach in National Security? Nothing good, nothing good at all. It’s lies, interrogations, double-crosses and just a whole bunch of meanness – It’s the LIST. Plus, Nick Fury Files and a classic reprint.
48 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK REIGN: THE LIST – PUNISHER
Written by RICK REMENDER
Pencils & Cover JOHN ROMITA JR.
Frank Castle has disabled much of Norman Osborn’s criminal underground, tarnished his well-groomed public image and attempted to assassinate him.  Today Osborn returns the favor.  With Frank still torn apart from his battle with the Hood, Osborn dedicates himself and every single HAMMER resource to one goal: killing The Punisher.  To make sure they don’t fail, The Dark Avengers are going with them. Somebody has to die.  Somebody will.  Legendary artist John Romita Jr. returns to The Punisher, joined by regular series writer Rick Remender for this, the most ferocious battle of Frank Castle’s life. Plus, a preview of the next exciting chapter of the Punisher.
48 PGS./One-Shot/Parental Advisory …$3.99

DARK REIGN: THE LIST – HULK
Written by GREG PAK
Pencils & Cover by BEN OLIVER
Norman Osborn thought he had a plan for keeping the Green Goliath from mussing his wavy coif — but he forgot about the Hulk’s most dangerous incarnation.  Now the H.A.M.M.E.R. comes down as Banner and Skaar face Osborn’s deadliest femme fatales in a monumental battle of brawn and brains. Plus a reprinting of Amazing Spider-Man #14, the first appearance of the Green Goblin & guest-starring The Hulk.
48 PGS./One-Shot/Rated A …$3.99

DARK REIGN: THE LIST – WOLVERINE
Written by JASON AARON
Pencils & Cover by ESAD RIBIC
The power mad Norman Osborn wants control of the Weapon Plus program. The eternally-surly Wolverine wants to stop him. The artificially-evolved super-sentinel Fantomex wants to shoot everyone in the face and zip away in his kick-ass flying saucer. The Kree warrior Marvel Boy just wants the hell out. And the all-new Weapon XVI wants to bring the world to its knees. And you should want to read it. PLUS: Jason Aaron’s never-before-reprinted first Wolverine story, from WOLVERINE (first series) 175—and more!
48 PGS./One-Shot/Parental Advisory …$3.99

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #29
Written by Christos N. Gage
Penciled by Rafa Sandoval
Cover by MATTEO DE LONGIS
While the Hood makes a captive hero an offer they can’t refuse, the stress of Trauma’s situation is opening the way for a threat far deadlier than even Norman Osborn.  What could possibly be dangerous–and powerful–enough to threaten both the Initiative and the Avengers Resistance?  How about an other-dimensional demon lord bent on conquering our plane…and it’s not Dormammu.  With both the heroes and villains in disarray, who can save us?  Anyone…anyone…?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DAREDEVIL #501
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
Variant Cover by TIM SALE
Meet Daredevil as you’ve NEVER seen him before!
The cataclysmic events of issue 500 left Matt in the toughest place of his life – and forced him to make the hardest decision he’s ever made. Now’s the start of a radically different chapter in Daredevil’s adventures, and the perfect jumping-on point as the new creative team of Andy Diggle (THUNDERBOLTS) and Roberto De La Torre (IRON MAN) take DD to entirely new highs…and lows!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DARK AVENGERS #10
Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils & Cover by Mike Deodato
Oh hey, you know how Norman Osborn was once the Green Goblin but he got it under control and now he’s one of the most powerful people in the free world?  Oh, and you know that whole thing about him being a ticking time bomb who could snap at any minute? Yeah…  you might want to check this issue out.  The smash hit of the year continues!!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

BLACK PANTHER #9
Written by JONATHAN MABERRY
Penciled by WILL CONRAD
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
“POWER,” PART 3
Things are not what they seem.  Not in Wakanda, and not in America.  As T’Challa takes the first steps along a pathway that will transform him forever, the new Black Panther fights for her life against the vicious super-villain know as Predator, unaware that it is merely a warm-up for a collision with one of the Marvel Universe’s most powerful and feared players.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA THEATER OF WAR: GHOSTS OF MY COUNTRY
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Penciled by TBD
Cover by BUTCH GUICE
Paul Jenkins’ (MYTHOS) run on Theater of War comes to a close, in this, his most personal and poignant tale of the legacy of Captain America.  From America’s first Independence Day, through wars that nearly tore the country apart, to the rebirth of a nation, the spirit of Captain America has always been with us.  And no one embodies that better than Steve Rogers.
40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

DOCTOR VOODOO: AVENGER OF THE SUPERNATURAL #1
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by TO BE REVEALED AT SDCC
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Variant Cover by BILLY TAN
Launching from the pages of New Avengers, Jericho Drumm assumes the role of Marvel’s new Sorcerer Supreme as DOCTOR VOODOO! Having foreseen an unimaginable evil that will soon envelop the Marvel Universe, the Eye of Agamotto has passed the mantle of Sorcerer Supreme on to the one man who has the unique gifts to stave off the coming darkness — but is Doctor Voodoo ready for the momentous duty as avenger of the supernatural? As Jericho begins to grapple with his colossal new position, malevolent beings of vast power see his arrival as an opportunity to strike. Rising stars Rick Remender (PUNISHER) and *ARTIST TO BE REVEALED AT SDCC* crack open a new chapter in the Book of Vishanti to tell the ongoing adventures of the new Sorcerer Supreme in the Mighty Marvel fashion!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK AVENGERS: ARES #1 (of 3)
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Pencils and Cover by CARY NORD
Ares – the God of War! His relentless brutality and his bloodthirsty drive to attain victory at any cost earned him only scorn from his fellow gods in the Greek pantheon, and exile from Olympus. After thousands of years living as a man and fighting in man’s bloody, petty conflicts, Ares joined the ranks of Earth’s mightiest heroes – the Avengers.
Now Norman Osborn – the new head of the corrupted Dark Avengers and director of the paramilitary intelligence agency H.A.M.M.E.R. – wants the finest fighting force the God of War can provide. He charges Ares with hand-picking an elite squad of soldiers and beating them into the hardest, sharpest warriors ever to wield an M-60 in each hand.
And that’s exactly what Ares will need, when the goddess Hera provides him with a fighting chance to regain his standing in the pantheon’s eyes. And Ares is taking his men with him into the battle of their lives…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

GHOST RIDERS:
HEAVEN’S ON FIRE #3 (of 6)
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by ROLAND BOSCHI
Cover by DAS PASTORAS
The brothers Ghost Rider are together again, but it ain’t exactly the sweetest of family reunions.  When Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch hit the road together, searching for a gateway to Heaven, they find the highways guarded by two of the wildest villains they’ve ever encountered.  And if Big Wheel and Trull the Inhuman don’t spell doom for Blaze and Ketch, the bickering brothers may just kill each other.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

GUARDIANS OF
THE GALAXY #19
Written by DAN ABNETT
& ANDY LANNING
Penciled by WES CRAIG
Cover by ALEX GARNER
Will Kang Conquer the Guardians? Rocked by the aftershocks of War of Kings, Star-Lord’s team – now castaways across shattered timelines – are desperate to find a route home before all possible futures fuse into one dark nightmare! Guest-starring the original Guardians of the Galaxy (sort of) and the infamous time-traveling despot who may be their only hope! Yes, it’s more sci-fi shenanigans from the book that has ComicBookResources.com
raving, “Abnett and Lanning do an amazing job of delivering a
quick-moving, jam-packed, high-octane, bombastic epic.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #572
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by DALE EAGLESHAM
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
This is the shocking conclusion to dramatic first arc from Jonathan Hickman and Dale Eaglesham that spins Marvel’s first family into a bold new era of adventure. Be there to see Reed Richards SOLVE EVERYTHING. Part Three of Three.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

IMMORTAL WEAPONS #4 (of 5)
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Penciled by KHARI EVANS
Cover by DAVID AJA
Tiger’s Beautiful Daughter – her beauty is legendary; her kung fu, unmatched. Now learn how one of the most gorgeous women in the world also became one of its deadliest fighters! In a distant dimension, undefeatable men fight wars to protect their beautiful, well-groomed wives, sisters and daughters. But when the men prove not so undefeatable after all, who will stand and fight for her home…and change a world in the process?
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
HOUSE OF M: MASTERS
OF EVIL #3 (of 4)
Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE
Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by MIKE PERKINS
What do you do if your criminal gang has outgrown their territory? If you’re The Hood you set your sights on taking over a whole country!  But the mineral-rich South American nation of Santo Rico already has rulers—the X-foes known as Madison Jeffries and his insane, flesh-twisting brother Lionel–who don’t intend to give it up without a fight! Oh, and we finally learn how Magneto feels about all this…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

HULK #16
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & Cover by IAN CHURCHILL
Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
*TO BE REVEALED AT SDCC*
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #136 & 137
Written by FRED VAN LENTE & GREG PAK
Penciled by REILLY BROWN (#136) & RODNEY BUCHEMI (#137)
Covers by RAFAEL ALBERQUERQUE
Issue #136 Zombie Variant by TBA
The face-off Herc fans have been clamoring for since his series began is here at last! God of Strength versus God of Thunder! Adamantine mace versus uru hammer! Olympian versus Asgardian! Incredible versus Mighty! That’s right — HERCULES battles THOR! The Odinson discovers the Lion of Olympus has been impersonating him and he’s out to prove nothing beats the original! Then, in #137, the epic Secret Origin of Amadeus Cho concludes! He learns his connection with the original MASTER MIND EXCELLO and the identity of who really killed his parents! And once Amadeus knows this, will he look to reunite with Hercules… or destroy him?
32 PGS. (each)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (each)

SON OF HULK #16
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Penciled by ANDRES GUINALDO ISABEL
Cover by ALEX GARNER
War besets the hardened survivors of the destroyed planet Sakaar. Only the gamma-fueled rage and ancient Old Power burning through the veins of their leader, the SON OF HULK, keeps them alive. As he tears through the embattled hordes, his ruthless power grows exponentially – but will his quest for revenge cripple the mighty GALACTUS or will his terrifying energies consume him from within?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #603
Written by GREG PAK
Art & Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
Zombie Variant by TBA
Smash meets slash as Banner and Skaar finally come fist-to-claw with Logan and Daken!  But will the battle royale come down to Wolverines versus Hulks — or fathers versus sons?  Anything’s possible as the Marvel Universe’s most insane father/son duos throw down! Plus, in the SAVAGE SHE-HULK backup by Fred Van Lente and Michael Ryan, Lyra continues the search for Jennifer Walters!
40 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

IRON MAN: IRON PROTOCOLS
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by NELSON
Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
Deep within a secret government base beneath the arctic tundra lies the “Ark”: a vault containing the genetic codes for all life on Earth. But there’s a problem—a rogue Artificial Intelligence has decided that the best way to protect the samples is to eradicate every living creature! Only Iron Man has the knowledge to stop the machine—and he’s only got an hour to do it! Join Robert Venditti—creator of The Surragates, now a major motion picture—and fan-favorite artist Nelson (X-FACTOR) as the fate of the world hangs in the balance!
40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

IRON MAN & THE ARMOR WARS #3 (of 4)
Written by JOE CARAMAGNA
Penciled by CRAIG ROUSSEAU
Cover by FRANCIS TSAI
The bombastic saga rolls on! Tony Stark FINALLY has his IRON MAN armor back…good thing, too, ‘cuz there’s about three dozen assassins with orders to take him dead or alive…
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #19
Written by Matt Fraction
Art & Cover by Salvador Larroca
WORLD’S MOST WANTED: THE CONCLUSION!
Everything ends.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #56
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by MATTEO LOLLI
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Captain George Stacy has discovered Peter Parker’s secret, but he’s willing to keep it to himself in return for a favor. The mysterious duo known as Cloak & Dagger have come to town, and since they’re way beyond the average beat cop’s ability to take down, Spider-Man has a choice: simply place himself in mortal danger, fighting two foes with unknown powers, or take off the mask.
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #16
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by DENIS MEDRI
Cover by SEAN GALLOWAY
Spider-Woman, Beast and Giant Girl team up to play detective when Hercules is found unconscious after falling all the way from the moon. But what was the son of Zeus doing on the moon, and how did he manage to fall off? And how did Hercules’s day full of book-signings, pinball and origami lead him, and our trio of heroic detectives, into an all-out battle against Hydra for possession of the mysterious substance known as “delirium?”
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD #2 (of 4)
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Pencils & Cover by
MARCELO DICHIARA
Remember when you were a kid? And you could turn different parts of your body into a dinosaur? And you were hanging out with Iron Man and Thor and Hulk? And Captain America kept giving you a hard time about being a better Super Hero? You don’t remember that? Huh. Well, you must not be REPTIL, the newest member of the MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99
MARVEL DIVAS #4 (of 4)
Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art by Tonci Zonjic
Cover by
JELENA KEVIC DJURDJEVIC
All your questions will be answered here, True Believers! When the real intentions behind Daimon Hellstrom’s indecent proposal come to light, does it mean that once again, Patsy Walker is going to Hell? Also, now that Monica’s helped Doctor Voodoo obtain the dread monkey’s paw, does that means HE now owes HER? After Felicia’s fight with the Puma last issue, is there any way their relationship can survive? And when a blast from the past re-enters Angelica’s life, will it be at the moment of her greatest triumph or most crushing defeat? All bets are off in the heart-stopping conclusion of this high-buzz mini-series!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

NOMAD: GIRL WITHOUT A WORLD #2 (of 4)
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Penciled by DAVID BALDEON
Cover by RAFAEL ALBERQUERQUE
Guest-starring the high-flying FALCON! When the FLAG SMASHER strikes, it’s time for Rikki Barnesto make her debut as NOMAD! But does she even want to be Nomad? And while the student body elections heat up at school, MAD DOG gets closer to sniffing out his red-headed prey!
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #10
Written by VARIOUS
Continuing the chronicle of the Marvel Universe, starting with Spider-Man (from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #429 on), Iron Man (from IRON MAN ANNUAL 1999 on) and the X-Men (from UNCANNY X-MEN #416 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 HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Santa’s carryin’ a swingin’ bag of sweet surprises this Christmas as the MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR comes your way with a giant-size extravaganza of Marvel fun! Besides an exclusive interview with St. Nick himself, we’ll be compiling the ultimate Christmas gift-giving guide for Marvel fans. (Because Santa can’t put everything under the tree!) Plus, we’ll have a bevy of classic Christmas-themed comics, some of which will see print for the very first time! So enjoy Christmas with the X-Men, Werewolf by Night, the Illuminati and others in the MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR, required reading with a glass of eggnog and chestnuts roasting on an open fire!
104 PGS./Square-bound Magazine Format/Rated T+ …$9.99

MIGHTY AVENGERS #30
Written by Dan Slott & ChrISTOS N. GAGE
Penciled by SEAN CHEN
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!  As the epic battle with The Unspoken threatens all of Earth, the team-up you’ve been waiting for finally happens as members of the Mighty Avengers, New Avengers, Young Avengers, and the Avengers Initiative unite to fight a foe that no single hero could withstand! How can we fit so many Avengers in one issue?  Against the most powerful Inhuman of all, with the greatest weapon in history, do they have a choice?  All that plus a special appearance by the Dark Avengers.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MARVEL ZOMBIES: EVIL EVOLUTION
Written by KARL KESEL
Penciled by ROB DISALVO
Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
Fur and severed limbs fly in a story that reveals an important missing link in the saga of the Marvel Zombies! Two worlds of hurt collide as the popular Marvel Zombie Universe gnaws its way into the cult-favorite Marvel Apes Universe with a handful of our Earth’s furriest heroes stuck in the middle! Who will be the last man (or monkey) standing? SEE — IRON MANDRILL’S descent into Zombie Madness!  FEAR — COLONEL AMERICA’S battle with THE AMAZING SPIDER-MONKEY!  Who will come out triumphant? What will be left of them?  Can Gorilla Girl, the Gibbon and Ape Speedball survive?! No one is safe and nothing is certain in this destiny-altering battle between the flesh-eaters and the feces flingers! Apes mastermind Karl Kesel teams with rising star Rob DiSalvo (Dark Reign: The Sinister Spider-Man) for MARVEL ZOMBIES: EVIL EVOLUTION!
64 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$4.99

MS. MARVEL #46
Written by BRIAN REED
Pencils & Cover by SANA TAKEDA
Zombie Variant by TBA
WAR OF THE MARVELS: THE FINAL CHAPTER
There’s only room for one Ms. Marvel, and both Carol Danvers and Karla Sofen will kill to take the mantle.  It’s the ultimate showdown of Dark Reign as the lines between good and evil are blurred…and the last Ms. Marvel standing will face the surprise ending of the year!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NEW AVENGERS #58
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN
The Hood’s control over his turf is challenged.  Big time.  And you won’t believe by who.  And you won’t believe where the Hood is getting his newfound powers from.  A big status quo change for the power brokers of the Marvel Universe.  Guest-starring the Cabal.  All that and guess which Avengers hook up this issue. And by hook up… we mean  » hook up ».
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

SPIDER-WOMAN #2
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by ALEX MALEEV
The Eisner award winning team of Bendis and Maleev
(Daredevil, Halo) unveil a big new chapter in the life of
Jessica Drew as she heads to Madripoor to do SWORD’s dirty work. Based on the ground-breaking motion comic and
featuring all new material.  And guest starring Spider-Man!!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NOVA #30
Written by DAN ABNETT
& ANDY LANNING
Penciled by KEVIN SHARPE
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
“Starstalker” Part 2 finds Nova and his fledgling Corps pitted against a threat from another dimension, forced to team up with the galaxy’s deadliest bounty hunter, and coping with a blast from the past! Find out why AintItCoolNews.com calls NOVA, “bar none, one of the consistently best comics Marvel puts out. »
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THE TORCH #2 (of 8)
Written by MIKE CAREY & ALEX ROSS
Penciled by PATRICK BERKENKOTTER
Cover by ALEX ROSS
The resurrection of the Torch!  The Mad Thinker proceeds with his investigation into the Jim Hammond’s nature and origin, in order to rebuild him and put him in the service of A.I.M.  But the Thinker’s true goals go far beyond his brief, and in his hands, all knowledge is power.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

PUNISHER #10
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by TAN ENG HUAT
Cover by MIKE MCKONE
Rest in Pieces Variant by TBA
“DEAD END,” Part 5
Finally!  It’s the Punisher vs. the Hood!  The new kingpin of crime has torn Frank’s world down around him, now he twists the knife embedded in Frank Castle’s chest in an act so cruel, so malicious, it’ll go down in the history of villainy.  The gloves are off and anything goes in this sadistic face-off as Frank Castle and Parker Robbins attempt to kill each other by tearing each other’s souls apart.  How much will Frank compromise to punish the guilty?  There are worse things you can do to a person than kill him. Much worse.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

SECRET WARRIORS #9
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by ALESSANDRO VITTI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Zombie Variant by TBA
GOD OF WAR. Part Three of Four!
Nick Fury’s secret base is infiltrated by Norman Osborn and H.A.M.M.E.R., and with Marvel’s super spy on a top secret mission, the kids have to fend for themselves. It’s Ares, Bullseye and Iron Patriot versus the Secret Warriors. GOD OF FEAR.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THOR: TALES OF ASGARD
BY STAN LEE & JACK KIRBY #6 (of 6)
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JACK KIRBY
Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
The legend has come true! By the will of the gods, I am alive! I am invincible! I am — THOR!!! And so began the very first epic tale of Marvel’s most revered hero, the mighty Thor, whose legend would grow alongside the success of Marvel comics, making him the most exciting super hero of all time! Never has Thor been more sensational than during these early tales, crafted by Marvel’s greatest, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Re-live classic Norse mythology in the mighty Marvel manner as well as Stan and Jack’s stories of the Norse Gods and Thor before he came to Earth as Don Blake. Witness as these masters breathe life into the thunder god and some of Marvel’s most enduring characters: Helmdall, Balder, Loki, Odin and Hela. Read these stories as never before with all-new, modern coloring and six extraordinary interlocking covers by current THOR artist Olivier Coipel. Collecting the “Tales of Asgard” backup stories from THOR #137-145.
48 PGS./Remastered Reprint/All Ages …$3.99

VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT #2
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Penciled by JEROME OPEÑA
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Zombie Variant by TBA
“SHOCK AND AWE,” PART 2
Moon Knight is back in the Big Apple to pick a fight with the man who chased him out of town in the first place: Norman Osborn.  Freed of his demons and armed with an arsenal of incredible new weapons, Moon Knight is throwing down the gauntlet to his old nemesis.  Is Osborn ready for Round Two?  Uh….yeah. The real question is, is Moon Knight ready for the Sentry?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WAR MACHINE #11
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by WELLINTON ALVES
Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
Marvel’s Trial of the Century begins in “War Crimes” Part 1!  After ten issues of taking on madmen and monsters around the globe, War Machine’s quest for justice has finally forced the world to take action.  But it’s not the genocidists of Santo Marco or the murderous leaders of Eaglestar International in chains in the courtroom — it’s War Machine himself!  Find out where the biggest heroes in the Marvel Universe stand when the whole planet calls James Rhodes a criminal in the series that Wizard calls “the book to beat when it comes to badass action and international espionage.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THUNDERBOLTS #137
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Penciled by
MIGUEL ANGEL SEPULVEDA
Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
This is it, the finale to writer Andy Diggle’s run! Who is Scourge? What is Black Widow II’s game? Who answers Songbird’s cry for help? All the answers are supplied here, in the latest shocking installment of the book that ComicPants.com calls “Bold and awesome…One of the best books Marvel puts out. Period.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 4 HC
Written by ROY THOMAS, GARDNER FOX, STAN LEE,
BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH & ARCHIE GOODWIN
Penciled by GENE COLAN, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH,
FRANK BRUNNER, P. CRAIG RUSSELL, JIM STARLIN,
SAM KWESKIN, MARIE SEVERIN, HERB TRIMPE & DON HECK
Cover by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH
The Master of the Mystic Arts, Dr. Stephen Strange once again descends into to the eldritch depths of adventure in this amazing collection of Marvel Masterworks! Kicked off by Roy Thomas and the incomparable art team of Gene Colan and Tom Palmer, the good doctor battles his greatest adversary, the towering cosmic presence of Eternity. Although his solo series ends, Dr. Strange’s saga against the Undying Ones continues as he teams-up with Sub-Mariner and the Incredible Hulk in a storyline that lays the seeds for the dynamic Defenders! Then, Stan “The Man” Lee and Barry Windsor-Smith raise the Sorcerer Supreme to new heights of otherworldly glory in the all-time classic Marvel Premiere series. Guided by Golden Age great Gardner Fox and a host of up-and-coming art talents from Frank Brunner to P. Craig Russell, Dr. Strange runs a gauntlet of Lovecraftian horrors from the depths of the ocean to the monoliths of Stonehenge in pursuit of Shuma-Gorath. After four volumes of Marvel-ous Masterworks, Doc Strange is just getting started! Collecting
DOCTOR STRANGE #180-183, SUB-MARINER #22, INCREDIBLE HULK #126, MARVEL FEATURE #1 & MARVEL
PREMIERE #3-8
280 PGS./All Ages …$54.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3495-4
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 4 HC — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 130
280 PGS./All Ages …$54.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3496-1

MARVEL MASTERWORKS:
ATLAS ERA JUNGLE ADVENTURE VOL. 1 HC
Written by DON RICO & VARIOUS
Penciled by WERNER ROTH with JIM MOONEY, JOHN BUSCEMA,
GEORGE TUSKA, SYD SHORES & JIMMY INFANTINO
Cover by CARL BURGOS
LEOPARD-PRINT NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD! Beginning the complete collection of Atlas’ action-packed 1950s jungle adventure comics, the Marvel Masterworks venture into the oh, so attractive heart of darkness to meet Lorna, the Jungle Queen! Her jungle-faring father mauled by a lion, the seventeen-year-old Lorna embraces her unexpected new home – becoming a fierce and stunning girl of the wild and the last word in jungle justice! Trained in the ways of the African wilderness by her mentor, M’Tuba, Lorna is joined by her ever-helpful monkey companion, Mikki, and the bold, two-fisted hunter, Greg Knight. From the murky Black Swamp to the Dead Lake, the pre-Code adventures of Lorna and her cast of characters find them pitted against vicious headhunters, voodoo priestesses, killer cavemen from the Lost City, and Agu the Giant—a gorilla that could give King Kong a run for his money! You’ll also enjoy the tale of two Lornas and stalk creatures both strange and fierce as Lorna uncovers all the mysteries of the jungle. With lush artwork by Werner Roth at his career best, forget it, this is a jungle adventure from which there’s no coming back. Get ready to go wild with ATLAS ERA JUNGLE ADVENTURES MASTERWORKS! Collecting LORNA, THE JUNGLE QUEEN #1-5 & LORNA, THE JUNGLE GIRL #6-9
248 PGS./All Ages …$59.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4190-7
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA JUNGLE ADVENTURE VOL. 1 HC — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 131
248 PGS./All Ages …$59.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4191-4

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 3 TPB
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by STEVE DITKO
Cover by STEVE DITKO & DEAN WHITE
There’s no Spidey like Stan Lee/Steve Ditko Spidey, and the MARVEL MASTERWORKS are here to prove it once again with another heaping helping of webslinging wonderment! Teenage outcast and king of the wallflowers, Peter Parker, may have the most amazing powers in the super-hero biz, but good luck coming up with more downsides than this cat. Not only does his boss, J. Jonah Jameson consider him Public Enemy #1, he’s sending not just one, but two villains after him—Mac Gargan, the Scorpion, and the vicious Spider-Slayer. And to add insult to injury, the Human Torch one-ups him against the Beetle and the Circus of Crime offers a whole host of reasons to hate peanuts. After that anybody’d need therapy, so Spidey hits the couch, and the couch hits right back with a mysterious foe that’s going to give Parker’s complexes complexes! To make matters worse, the Green Goblin teams up with the Crime-Master, Aunt May finds a certain red and blue costume, and the Molten Man makes high school graduation a day to remember in Forest Hills, Queens. Top that off with a classic team-up between Lee and Ditko’s greatest creations, Spidey and Dr. Strange, and you’ve got yourself a cover-to-cover classic! Collecting THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20-30 & ANNUAL #2.
272 PGS./All Ages …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3696-5
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 3 TPB — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 10
272 PGS./All Ages …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3697-2

MARVEL ZOMBIES 4 HC
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by KEV WALKER
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
The acclaimed creative team behind MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 returns…with another adventure that takes place in the Marvel U! The vampire. The witch. The werewolf. The muck-monster. The devil.  They’re nobody’s idea of heroes, but they’re all that stands between our world and an unstoppable apocalypse! They’re the new Midnight Sons, and their quest to track down the undead who escaped from A.R.M.O.R. will lead them around the globe—and right to a cruise ship overrun with undead undersea-dwelling cannibals! Can this monstrous team stop the « red tide » before it unleashes untold horror upon the mainland? Not if the Merc With Only a Mouth has anything to say about it! Yes, writer Fred Van Lente and artist Kev Walker—the guys who made IGN.com say “MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 may actually rank as the best in the series”—are back again, unleashing the flesh-eaters for another roller coaster ride of gore, action, gore, thrills, gore and gore! Collecting MARVEL ZOMBIES 4 #1-4.
112 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3917-1
Trim size: oversized

TIMESTORM 2009/2099 HC
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by ERIC BATTLE
& WESLEY CRAIG
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
2009…meets 2099? Future history has been shattered by events in the present! If you think you know the heroes and villains from Marvel’s dark future, writer Brian Reed (SECRET INVASION: CAPTAIN MARVEL) and artist Eric Battle (Batman) say it’s time to think again! Get ready for the re-imagined 2099 versions of Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, the X-Men and more! Collecting TIMESTORM 2009/2099 #1-4, TIMESTORM 2009/2099: X-MEN and TIMESTORM 2009/2099:
SPIDER-MAN.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3922-5
Trim size: oversized

LOCKJAW AND THE PET AVENGERS HC
Written by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS
Penciled by IG GUARA
Cover by KARL KERSCHL
And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth’s mightiest heroes were unaware of a threat greater than all of them could handle. And on that day, a teleporting puppy scoured the world to assemble a team of animals to fight the foes
no single beast could withstand! Strap on your collar and hop on-board the adventures of LOCKJAW, LOCKHEED, REDWING, HAIRBALL, and an all-new FROG THOR! Written by Eisner-nominee CHRIS ELIOPOULOS with art by fan-favorite IG GUARA.Collecting LOCKJAW AND THE PET AVENGERS #1-4, TALES OF THE PET AVENGERS digital comic and the MARVEL PETS HANDBOOK.
176 PGS./All Ages …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4271-3
Trim size: oversized

SPIDER-MAN: AMERICAN SON PREMIERE HC
Written by JOE KELLY
Penciled by PHIL JIMENEZ, PAULO SIQUEIRA, MARCO CHECCHETTO
& DALE EAGLESHAM
Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
Following immediately on the heels of “24/7”, Spider-Man’s world has become more messed-up and stressful than ever and the fact that his biggest enemy, is in charge of the world…and the Avengers…is only the icing on a really dangerous cake. Now faced with hard choices about family and friendship, Spider-Man knows exactly what he has to do to save the world…it’s time
to take down Norman Osborn. Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #595-599 and material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EXTRA! #3.
136 PGS./Rated A…$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3870-9

MARVEL 1602: NEW WORLD/FANTASTICK FOUR
PREMIERE HC
Written by GREG PAK & PETER DAVID
Penciled by GREG TOCCHINI & PASCAL ALIXE
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
America, the New World! When Captain America was thrust back in time, it changed reality as we know it. Dinosaurs still roam the earth, and the Marvel super heroes we know came to exist 500 years early. Witness David Bruce Banner and Peter Parquagh become the Hulk and Spider-Man! Then in FANTASTICK FOUR, Doom returns! The Four from the Fantastik’s greatest enemy has an insidious plan that takes them to the ends of the Earth! Peter David takes the reins with superstar artist-to-be Pascal Alixe for the spin-off from Neil Gaiman’s 1602. What does Doom want? Why doesn’t Invisible Woman want to fight him? And what does Shakespeare have to do with it? Collecting MARVEL 1602: NEW WORLD #1-5 and MARVEL 1602: FANTASTICK FOUR #1-5.
240 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4136-5
Trim size: standard
MARVEL 1602 PREMIERE HC STILL AVAILABLE!
$24.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-4135-8)

HULK VOL. 3: HULK NO MORE PREMIERE HC
Written by JEPH LOEB
Penciled by ED MCGUINNESS
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
There was a time when the world’s mightiest heroes got together to fight foes too great for them to handle all by themselves.  No! Not the Avengers! The other guys:  HULK!  NAMOR!  SILVER SURFER!  DOC STRANGE! The original Defenders are back!  But what terrible threat could bring them together again? How about THE OFFENDERS!  RULK!  TIGER SHARK!  TERRAX!  BARON MORDO! This volume also includes the 600th-issue celebration guest starring Spider-Man! Collecting HULK #10-13 and INCREDIBLE HULK #600.
128 PGS./Rated A …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3983-6
Trim size: standard
These HULK TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!
HULK VOL. 1: RED HULK…$19.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2882-3)
HULK VOL. 2: RED & GREEN…$15.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2884-7)

CAPTAIN AMERICA: ROAD TO REBORN PREMIERE HC
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by LUKE ROSS
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Where were you when Captain America died? It’s the anniversary of the day Steve Rogers was killed, a day of reflection and mourning in the Marvel U…a time to look back on the things Steve did and what he stood for… or is this actually the beginning of the most wicked plot twist since issue 25? Yeah, actually it’s both. Plus, Sharon Carter’s dreams are forcing her to relive the death of Steve Rogers — and her time under the control of Dr. Faustus.  But will these dreams also reveal hidden secrets about what she saw and did on the day Steve died? Also, Bucky Barnes is the new Captain America now…but today he’s trapped in the past, because today is Bucky Barnes’ birthday.  See Bucky’s favorite and least favorite birthdays – from the cold winters of the Depression on military bases, to the front lines of WW2, to his new mission as Cap.  Plus, a double-sized story by the legendary Gene Colan about Cap and Bucky’s days in WWII. Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA #49-50 and #600-601.
176 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4174-7
Trim size: standard

SPIDER-MAN: THE SHORT HALLOWEEN PREMIERE HC
Written by BILL HADER, SETH MYERS, J.M. DEMATTEIS, TOM DEFALCO, ABBY DENSON, PAUL TOBIN, MARC SUMERAK & BRIAN REED
Penciled by KEVIN MAGUIRE, VAL SEMEIKS, TODD NAUCK, COLLEEN COOVER, MARK ROBINSON, TIM LEVINS & ADAM DEKRAKER
Cover by BARRY KITSON
Two stars of Saturday Night Live make their Marvel debut with an all-new story set right on the bustling, hot dog juice covered streets of New York City. Halloween is coming early this year as Spidey is knocked out during the Greenwich Village costume parade and an intoxicated reveler in a Spidey costume takes his place! Then, spinning out of the revelations surrounding
the return of Harry Osborn, we have a tale that sheds more light on Harry and Peter’s longtime friendship. And, over in the AMAZING SPIDER MA’AM, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for as Aunt May comes face-to-face with her ARCH NEMESIS! Plus, Peter Parker gets trapped in a life-and-death situation with a child who needs his help! Then watch as Spidey teams up with brand new foe SCREWBALL in a race against the clock to rescue a young child, and in the Private Life Of Peter Parker, new pal Carlie Cooper shows Pete how a real cop solves crimes. All this plus a special appearance from SWINEY GIRL – Daughter of PETER-PORKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-HAM! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #4-6 and SPIDER-MAN: THE SHORT HALLOWEEN.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3902-7
Trim size: standard

THING: PROJECT PEGASUS PREMIERE HC
Written by RALPH MACCHIO, JOHN BYRNE & MARK GRUENWALD
Penciled by SAL BUSCEMA, JOHN BYRNE & GEORGE PÉREZ
Covers by JOHN BYRNE & GEORGE PEREZ
Project: PEGASUS hires the Ever-Lovin’ Blue-Eyed One as a security chief, but what’s the point if the place is already filled with super-villains in the first place? Featuring Hercules and Thundra, Deathlok and Dr. Strange, Captains America and Marvel, Man-Thing and…Classic Thing? Plus: action in Olympus and the Nexus, Hollywood and Yancy Street! New identities for THREE super heroes! All this AND Super Hero Poker Night! What a deal! Collecting MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #42-43 & 53-58.
160 PGS./All Ages …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3811-2
Trim size: standard

THING: PROJECT PEGASUS PREMIERE HC (DM ONLY)
160 PGS./All Ages …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3812-9

MARVEL ADVENTURES
THE AVENGERS VOL. 10: INVASION DIGEST
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by MATTEO LOLLI, DAVID BALDEON, JACOPO CAMAGNI & DENIS MEDRI
Cover by CASEY JONES
Facing the foes no single super hero could withstand! When global threats surface, they must contend with the combined might of: Captain America! Storm! Iron Man! The Hulk! Giant-Girl! Wolverine! Spider-Man! It’s all-ages action in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Featuring the Thing, Puppet Master, the Mandarin and the Rhino! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #36-39.
96 PGS./All Ages …$9.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3833-4

These MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS
DIGESTS STILL AVAILABLE!
MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS VOL. 5:
SOME ASSEMBLING REQUIRED…$7.99
(ISBN: 978-0-7851-2530-3)
MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS VOL. 6: MIGHTY MARVELS…$7.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2982-0)
MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS VOL. 7: WEIRDER AND WILDER…$8.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2983-7)
MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS VOL. 8: THE NEW RECRUITS…$8.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-2984-4)
MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS VOL. 9:
THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’…$9.99
(ISBN: 978-0-7851-3832-7)

RUNAWAYS VOL. 9:
DEAD WRONG DIGEST
Written by TERRY MOORE
Penciled by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
After escaping catastrophe in New York City, the seven friends have returned to their home: Los Angeles. But all is not well in the City of Angels, as a group of soldiers from Runaway Karolina Dean’s home planet arrives with guns blazing, demanding that their fellow Majesdanian be handed over to them for some unknown offense. Though the otherworldly warriors are repelled, the clock is ticking down to the moment when they will rally and return. As the Majesdanians struggle to regroup, the Runaways begin to fall apart, squabbling over the best course to take. Some advocate direct action, others diplomacy and, distressingly, Karolina considers just giving herself up. How can the Runaways face their biggest threat to date when they’re having trouble facing one another? Collecting RUNAWAYS VOL. 3 #1-6.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$9.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4119-8

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN VOL. 2:
WORLD’S MOST WANTED BOOK 1 TPB
Written by MATT FRACTION
Penciled by SALVADOR LARROCA
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
The manhunt is on! As director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Tony Stark had sole possession of a database that contained the secret identities of every registered hero in the country. But now, S.H.I.E.L.D. is no more. A casualty in the aftermath of the Skrull’s Secret Invasion, the international peacekeeping organization has been replaced by the Dark Reign of Norman Osborn and his newly conceived H.A.M.M.E.R. — a less kind, decidedly less gentle remaking of the legendary security force founded by Nick Fury. Osborn now has all the power he ever wanted minus the most important ingredient, the registration database, which is stored in the only place Stark could guarantee its safe keeping — inside his Extremis-enhanced brain. With Tony Stark in disgrace and on the run, the orders have come down from the highest level to every mercenary, mobster and Osborn minion: “Bring me the head of Tony Stark!” Collecting INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #8-13.
152 PGS./Rated A …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3413-8

DARK REIGN: FANTASTIC FOUR TPB
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Penciled by SEAN CHEN
Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
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? Collecting DARK REIGN: FANTASTIC FOUR #1-5.
120 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3908-9

NEW AVENGERS VOL. 10: POWER TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by BILLY TAN & ALEX MALEEV
Cover by BILLY TAN
Ring in the Dark Reign! Luke Cage’s baby girl is missing, the kidnapping victim of a Skrull on the loose, and the former Power Man will do anything — anything — it takes to find her! The Avengers team up with the Fantastic Four in a fast-paced, tension-filled thriller with a wild final-page twist! Then, it’s a double-sized, all-out, hero-vs.-villain, 50th-issue extravaganza you won’t want to miss! The New Avengers get their game face on to take down Norman Osborn’s Dark Avengers — but the former Green Goblin has a chilling surprise up his sleeve! And in SECRET INVASION: DARK REIGN, the first move in Osborn’s harrowing career as America’s top cop is made — in a way that will definitely surprise you! Collecting New Avengers #48-50 and SECRET INVASION DARK REIGN.
120 PGS./Rated A …$15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3560-9

DAREDEVIL: RETURN OF THE KING TPB
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by DAVID AJA & MICHAEL LARK
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Nearly two years ago, the Kingpin left America to try to build a new life and find a new purpose for himself. Is that new life now coming to the attention of old enemies? And how does this connect to Matt Murdock and his troubles in New York with Lady Bullseye? Find out in RETURN OF THE KING. Collecting DAREDEVIL #116-119 and #500.
152 PGS./Rated T+ …$17.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3340-7

RUNAWAYS: ROCK ZOMBIES TPB
Written by TERRY MOORE, CHRIS YOST & JAMES ASMUS
Penciled by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA, SARA PICHELLI & EMMA RIOS
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Things get ugly in a city of beautiful people. A group of kids — including a witch, a robot, a mutant and a time-displaced little girl — living together in Los Angeles. What could possibly go wrong? After having to say “goodbye” to one of their own during a conflict with some aggressive alien invaders, the Runaways are attempting to get back to normal — which for them means video games, camping trips and, of course, neutralizing potential violent threats to the City of Angels. Meanwhile, however, the popular DJ at L.A.’s KZIT radio station is concocting a devious scheme. With the help of a mysterious magician, Val Rhymin produces a song guaranteed to take Los Angeles by storm. Using a mystic chant layered in with the tune, the song magically affects anyone who has undergone plastic surgery, turning them into an obedient zombie. And since it’s in L.A., that means a lot of zombies. Collecting RUNAWAYS VOL. 3 #7-10.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4074-0

RUNAWAYS: TEENAGE WASTELAND TPB
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHN
Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA & TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
Cover by JO CHEN
Still on the run from their super-villain parents, this motley crew of super-powered kids finds a kindred spirit in a daring young stranger and welcomes him into their fold. But will this dashing young man help the teenagers defeat their villainous parents…or tear them apart? One troubled member finds out, as she leaves the group’s hideout with their new recruit, who reveals his startling secret, putting the entire team in jeopardy! Plus: Who do you send to catch a group of missing, runaway teenage super heroes? Marvel’s original teen runaway crimefighters, Cloak and Dagger, making their first major appearance in years! Collecting RUNAWAYS #7-12
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4075-7

WAR MACHINE VOL. 1: IRON HEART TPB
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by LEONARDO MANCO
Cover by LEONARDO MANCO
Jim Rhodes, former soldier and personal bodyguard to Iron Man, suffers a horrible injury on the battlefield. To survive, the best technicians of Stark Enterprises build him an advanced cybernetic body; with it Rhodes becomes a new type of soldier armed for a new type of conflict — a true War Machine! After stopping mercenaries from using a repurposed Sentinel to slaughter innocents, Rhodes learns that Eaglestar International, a defense contractor headquartered in the war-ravaged land of Aqiria, ordered the attacks. Joined by Parnell Jacobs, a former arms dealer, and Bethany Cabe, head of a secret R&D facility, Rhodes decides that for his next mission, he’ll do what no court in the land will: bring the corrupt conglomorate to justice! But before he can put an end to Eaglestar’s war crimes, Norman Osborn introduces the Dark Avenger known as Ares into the mix! Can even the ultimate weapon of destruction defeat the god of war — or will a deadly experimental virus bring down both warriors by turning a city of civilians into unstoppable killing machines?! Collecting WAR MACHINE #1-5 and material from DARK REIGN: NEW NATION.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3174-8

SPIDER-MAN: DEATH AND DATING TPB
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM, DAN SLOTT, ROGER STERN
& MARK WAID
Penciled by BARRY KITSON, MARCOS MARTIN, MIKE MCKONE
& LEE WEEKS
Cover by LEE WEEKS
Loyal readers know there are secrets aplenty in Spidey’s world! Who is the mysterious red-haired heroine named Jackpot? How is it that Harry Osborn is suddenly back from the dead? And when will Peter Parker finally have a date that is not a disaster? All these secrets have answers, and you’ll find them here! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #578-583 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2008 ANNUAL.
184 PGS./Rated A …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3418-3

THUNDERBOLTS: BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE TPB
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, CARLOS MAGNO
& SCOTT HANNA
Cover by FRANCESCO “MATT” MATTINA
Norman Osborn’s Dark Reign has begun — and the only people who stand in the way of his mad power grab are
the very super-villains he trained! In the wake of the Thunderbolts’ help repelling the alien Skrull invasion, Osborn was promoted to head the new security initiative replacing the badly wounded S.H.I.E.L.D. And while his team is comprised of super-villains, some lack Osborn’s unique killer instinct. And in Osborn’s eyes, that means they have no place in his new world order.
Now, Penance, Swordsman, Radioactive Man and Songbird find themselves locked in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. But how can they hope to survive when Osborn has unleashed the deadly duo of Venom and Bullseye to hunt them down? Collecting THUNDERBOLTS #126-129 and #132.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3166-3

BETA RAY BILL:
GODHUNTER TPB
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by KANO
& DAN BRERETON
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Galactus! He’s devoured worlds since the dawn of the Universe. Consuming the Korbinites’ home was nothing special. But for Beta Ray Bill – oathbrother to Thor and the Korbinites’ defender – it was a failure of his life’s duty… and has given him a certain clarity. How can a hero suffer such a threat to exist? Beta Ray Bill sets forth to hunt down Galactus, force him to his knees and make him pay – with a plan so audacious even the Planet Eater will feel fear.  Collecting BETA RAY BILL: GODHUNTER #1-3 and SECRET INVASION AFTERMATH: BETA RAY BILL – THE GREEN OF EDEN.
104 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4232-4

MOON KNIGHT VOL. 5:
DOWN SOUTH TPB
Written by MIKE BENSON
Penciled by JEFTE PALO
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Marc Spector is dead — is Jake Lockley about to join him? When your multiple personalities are driving you so crazy you have to kill one of them, it’s time for a vacation! Marc Spector was a soldier. A mercenary. A killer. And now, thanks to Moon Knight, he’s a dead man. But the avatar of Khonshu lives on in the form of Jake Lockley — a more laid-back personality who just wants to take a nice, relaxing trip in Mexico. But for him, this means bashing his way through bare-knuckle-fighting tournaments, hiring on for a “snatch and grab” on behalf of a rich and well-armed land baron, and going toe-to-toe with a guy named Frank Castle — who the criminal element knows better as the Punisher. AAA never recommended a trip like this, but then again, Moon Knight is no ordinary tourist! Collecting MOON KNIGHT #26-30.
120 PGS./Parental Advisory …$15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3171-7

FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: JOHN BYRNE VOL. 1 TPB (NEW PRINTING)
Written by JOHN BYRNE
Penciled by JOHN BYRNE
Cover by JOHN BYRNE
It was the world’s greatest comic magazine. Again. Not since the days of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the trailblazers of the very mythology known as the Marvel Universe, had someone so perfectly captured the intense mood, cosmic style and classic sense of adventure of Marvel’s first family of heroes – the Fantastic Four. Writer. Penciler. Inker. Visionary. John Byrne took these characters, whose powers resulted from each of them being bathed in cosmic rays during a flight into space, and launched them into realms where few creators before this had dared to go… Byrne reminded us all there was a family at the heart of this team of adventurers. The Fantastic Four has always been called “The World’s Greatest Comics Magazine.” The evidence is found in these very pages. Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #232-240.
224 PGS./Rated A …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4270-6

ESSENTIAL GHOST RIDER VOL. 3 TPB
Written by MICHAEL FLEISHER, TOM DEFALCO, JIM SHOOTER
& TINA CHRIOPROCES
Penciled by DON PERLIN, JIM SHOOTER, MIKE ESPOSITO,
JACK SPARLING, HERB TRIMPE, ALAN KUPPERBERG, LUKE MCDONNELL, RON WILSON, BOB HALL, GREG LAROCQUE
& CARMINE INFANTINO
Cover by BOB BUDIANSKY
The Hellfire Hero ends up fighting super-villains and super-heroes alike! Up from Hades and caught in the middle, even if Ghost Rider defeats Moondark, Water Wizard, and the Orb, there’s still the Night Rider, Werewolf by Night, and the Arabian Knight waiting to fall upon him! Goblins, ghosts, gangsters, and more! Guest-starring the Thing, the Angel, and the Avengers! Collecting GHOST RIDER #51-65, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #80, MARVEL SUPER-HEROES FALL 1992 and AVENGERS #214.
504 PGS./All Ages …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3075-8

MARVEL PREVIEWS #73
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 08/26/2009