Marvel in September 2009: Marvel Universe[ENGLISH] Marvel tells us: Marvel in September 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: The Clone Saga, Invincible Iron Man, Thunderbolts, Agents of Atlas…

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REBORN #3 (of 5)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Art by BRYAN HITCH & BUTCH GUICE
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
Variant Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Variant Cover by TBA
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
not final cover. solicit to be revealed soon.

THE MARVELS PROJECT #2 (of 8)
Written by Ed Brubaker
Pencils by Steve Epting
Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
Variant Cover by STEVE EPTING
Variant Cover by GERALD PAREL
The award-winning and best-selling team of Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting bring you CHAPTER TWO in this definitive tale of the origins of the Marvel heroes. As 1940 hits the world is already changing — The Human Torch is on the run, The Angel makes his masked debut, The Sub-Mariner stalks the surface-worlders who have targeted his people — and a young soldier named Nick Fury saves a German scientist from the Nazis and leads him to the USA. The battle-lines drawn in this race to create superhuman weapons of mass destruction still reverberate today in the Marvel Universe — as this epic espionage thriller continues to unfold and reveal new twists!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

THE TORCH #1 (of 8)
Written by MIKE CAREY & ALEX ROSS
Penciled by PATRICK BERKENKOTTER
Cover by ALEX ROSS
The Soul of an Old Machine, part 1.  The Torch is dead – buried with full military honors.  But what does death mean for an artificial man?  The Mad Thinker is determined to find out, with the reluctant help of the Torch’s best and oldest friend – Tom (Toro) Raymond.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE
MARVEL UNIVERSE #9
Written by VARIOUS
Continuing the chronicle of the Marvel Universe, starting with Spider-Man (from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #385 on), Iron Man (from IRON MAN #315 on) and the X-Men (from UNCANNY X-MEN #364 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 MYSTERY
HANDBOOK: 70TH
ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Written by MICHAEL HOSKIN,
RONALD BYRD, ANTHONY FLAMINI, STUART VANDAL, KEVIN GARCIA, JACOB ROUGEMONT, DAVID WILTFONG & SEAN MCQUAID
Cover by MITCH BREITWEISER
As the Marvel Universe celebrates 70 years of the world’s greatest comics, journey back to where it all began — OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE style! Featuring the greatest characters of Marvel’s first year — a year that not only gave us the Sub-Mariner, the Human Torch, the Angel and Ka-Zar, but also THE TWELVE’s Black Widow, Phantom Bullet, Electro, Mister E, Dynamic Man, Phantom Reporter, Fiery Mask, Master Mind Excello and Laughing Mask! Also featuring a host of oddities from Fletcher Hanks’ Whirlwind Carter to Taxi Taylor! Plus: an introduction by Timely comics scholar Dr. Michael J. Vassallo!
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

MS. MARVEL #45 70th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by SANA TAKEDA
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #604 & 605
Classified until 6/22/09
ISSUE #604 – 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
ISSUE #605 – 48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #606 & #607
Classified until 6/22/09
32 PGS. (each)/Rated A …$2.99(each)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS: ANTI-VENOM—
NEW WAYS TO LIVE #1 (of 3)
Written by Zeb Wells
Penciled by Paulo Siqueira
Cover by Mirco Pierfederici
What’s Black, White and Dead all over?!?! From the pages of last year’s best-selling NEW WAYS TO DIE, Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN; NEW MUTANTS) and Paulo Siqueira (Amazing Spider-Man, Ms. MARVEL) bring you the story of Eddie Brock, the sallow symbiote known as Anti-Venom! With his life saved by Spider-Man, Eddie is cautiously walking the line between the darkness and light while trying to find his place in a world marked only by gray. The absolute last person he needs to run into is the Punisher. Unfortunately, the Punisher remembers Eddie as a cold-blooded killer, and that is just gonna hurt.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN: THE CLONE SAGA #1 (of 6)
Written by Howard Mackie & TOM DEFALCO
Penciled by TODD NAUCK
Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
You’ve been asking for it…and now it’s here: THE CLONE SAGA!!! Marvel’s most controversial event of all time returns with a vengeance, presenting the Clone Saga as it was originally intended to be told! From the minds behind the crossover that changed comics forever and the artist that introduced Spider-Man to President Obama, it’s six issues of twists and turns that will shock fans old and new alike! Be here as Peter Parker’s worst nightmare begins again…now with an ending you have to see to believe!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK AVENGERS/UNCANNY X-MEN: EXODUS
Written by Matt Fraction
Penciled by MIKE DEODATO
Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
The climactic conclusion to the crossover event of 2009 is here!  This is it, the final battle for the Dark Avengers and the X-Men that will change the status quo for the Marvel Universe.  Emma Frost’s betrayal comes home to roost.  Cyclops’ plan clicks into place, but is it too late?  What can the X-Men do against the Sentry and Ares?
48 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK AVENGERS #9
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO
Poor Marvel Boy… he had no idea how sinister a gang the Dark Avengers actually is.  And now he is running for his life.  And poor Ares, he has no idea where his son goes while he is off being an Avenger.  And now he is going to find out.  And when he does… there will be hell to play.  Guest-starring Nick Fury and the Secret Warriors.  Oh, you heard that right.  Ares versus Nick Fury!  You know when Stan used to say ’nuff said? This is the kind of thing he was ’nuff saiding about!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

NEW AVENGERS #57
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN
It was bound to happen and now it has.  The Hood loses his grip on the colorful criminals that make his empire.  It’s a super-villain turf war and guess who is stuck in the middle?  That’s right… the powerless New Avengers.  Not to mention the powerless Dark Avengers (who guest star, btw.)  Who will replace the Hood as kingpin of criminals??
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

DARK REIGN: MADE MEN
Written by FRANK TIERI
Penciled by KHOI PHAM, RAFA
SANDOVAL, JOHN PAUL LEON,
BEN OLIVER & ANTONIO FUSO
Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL
Five brutal stories exploring how the changes wrought by DARK REIGN have affected the criminal community throughout the Marvel Universe! Spymaster takes on a hazardous assignment for Norman Osborn! Attuma is resurrected by Doctor Doom! A new Jack O’Lantern confronts the police! Gamma Corps confronts the Iron Patriot! And the new Enforcer marks his territory with the Hood!
48 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

M.O.D.O.K: Reign Delay
Written by RYAN DUNLAVEY
Pencils & Cover by RYAN DUNLAVEY
Down on his luck, MODOK moves back into his parent’s house in Erie, Pennsylvania and discovers that his family, old classmates and apathetic locals can thwart his plans for world conquest better than any super hero. Featuring obligatory guest appearances by Norman Osborn and some Canadian mutant super hero you’ve probably never heard of.
40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK REIGN: YOUNG
AVENGERS #5 (of 5)
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Pencils & Cover by MARK BROOKS
So can the Young Avengers and those who would be Young Avengers form one big happy group?  Can either of them live under Norman Osborn’s rules?  Will blood out?  Will guilt win?  Will Speed and Coat or won’t they?  It’s the end.  And lots of terrible stuff happens.  And everything ends in tatters.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DARK REIGN:
THE HOOD #5 (of 5)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by KYLE HOTZ
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Everything comes to a head in this fiery finale, as The Hood tries to hold together his mob, his family, and his sanity…and he will definitely lose at least one!  Plus: Parker Robbins learns more about his relationship with the malevolent Dormammu, and just who has been betraying him! It’s your chance to take one more look at the human side of the man in the center of the Dark Reign!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

MS. MARVEL #45
Written by BRIAN REED
Pencils & Cover by SANA TAKEDA
70th Anniversary Variant by
MARKO DJURDJEVIC
WAR OF THE MARVELS CONTINUES!
The only woman who can hope to defeat Norman Osborn refuses to fight, and the Dark Reign takes permanent hold of the Marvel Universe–it’s Moonstone triumphant as War of the Marvels reaches its penultimate episode!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DARK REIGN: THE SINISTER
SPIDER-MAN #4 (of 4)
Written by BRIAN REED
Pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
Mac Gargan vs. well, just about everyone. The Dark Avengers! The Redeemers, er, Redeemers! J. Jonah Jameson! It’s a fight to the finish as your Frightening Neighborhood Spider-Man eats as many people as possible in 22 pages.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #17
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
What happens when the world’s smartest man starts making sloppy mistakes? With the finish line in sight, Tony blows it for everybody and now his whole insane scheme to destroy his own mind, evade Norman Osborn, and save the lives of all his friends who have tried so desperately to help him goes wildly off the rails. Nothing gold can stay, Pony-Boy.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #18
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Tony hides out where it all began as Madame Masque’s moment of triumph rings out across all the corners of Norman Osborn’s empire. Black Widow and Maria Hill are trapped in the belly of the beast. Pepper’s suit is in the possession of H.A.M.M.E.R. And when Stark’s one last sloppy mistake gives up his location, it’s Osborn himself that suits up and gets in the game. It all ends next issue, kids.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

WAR MACHINE #10
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by Allan Jefferson
Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
A DARK REIGN TIE-IN! For the last nine issues, Norman Osborn and James Rhodes have attempted to destroy each other’s most precious hopes and dreams – all without ever seeing each other face to face. But now everything comes to a head as Iron Patriot and War Machine finally throw down! And this ain’t just another show fight, kids — by the end of this issue, only one armored giant will remain standing! Find out why ComicBookResources.com says, “Little did I know how far Greg Pak would take this concept…this issue proves that it refuses to let itself be overlooked. It won’t sit quietly in its little corner and play nice.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THUNDERBOLTS #136
Classified until 6/22/09
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AGENTS OF ATLAS #10 & 11
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by DAN PANOSIAN
& PAUL RIVOCHE
Covers by DAVE JOHNSON
There’s no enemy quite like a former lover, is there? The gloves are all the way off as Jade Claw and her forces begin assaulting Atlas on every front! The Agents throw everything they’ve got at the Great Wall, but to no avail. Gorilla-Man is convinced only ONE member of the team can possibly stop the rain of pain…
32 PGS.(each)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (each)

BLACK PANTHER #8
Written by JONATHAN MABERRY
Penciled by WILL CONRAD
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
“POWER,” PART 2
It’s a bloody struggle for power with the new Black
Panther attacked on all fronts. Cyber-enhanced assassins are gunning for her – using technology whose origins will rock Wakanda to its foundations – and sexy new villain, Predator, is looking to make a trophy out of the her head.  Meanwhile, T’Challa – no longer the Panther – embarks on a path that will take him down dark roads he’s never walked before. He’s gearing up for something really, really big. The question is, what?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AVENGERS:
THE INITIATIVE #28
Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE
Penciled by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by MATTEO DELONGIS
The seeds of discontent bear fruit in the new Initiative as several members rebel against Norman Osborn’s new regime, and one state team openly secedes…but Norman and the Taskmaster don’t take kindly to disobedience.  The Avengers Resistance is having troubles of its own, however, as one New Warrior quits…another is taken prisoner…and Tigra’s campaign of revenge escalates.  Meanwhile, the therapy sessions between Trauma and Penance take what could be a very dangerous turn…and Butterball fever hits America!  It’s action, intrigue and tangled webs being weaved in the mighty Marvel manner!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

GHOST RIDERS:
HEAVEN’S ON FIRE #2 (of 6)
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by ROLAND BOSCHI
Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
The quest to save the Anti-Christ continues, as Johnny Blaze, the Son of Satan, occult terrorist Jaine Cutter and the all-new Caretaker team up to battle the minions of the evil angel Zadkiel in the streets and corporate towers of New York City.  And just what sort of dark dealings does Danny Ketch have in mind?  And who’s this guy with demons for arms?  And is that a steam shovel with eyes on it?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

HOUSE OF M:
MASTERS OF EVIL #2 (of 5)
Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE
Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by MIKE PERKINS
What is the Sapiens Rights League, and how is it connected to the Hood’s crime spree? That’s what S.H.I.E.L.D. wants to know, and they’re sending in the elite Red Guard to investigate. Here comes Rogue, Nightcrawler, Mystique and Wolverine! And when several members of the Hood’s super-villain gang are captured, will he stage a mid-air Helicarrier jail break…or is there no honor among thieves?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #571
Written by Jonathan Hickman
Penciled by Dale Eaglesham
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
Reed continues his quest to right all wrongs while Ben and Johnny prepare for a trip to Nu-Earth. Val figures out what her dad is up to and Sue wants to know  « is that an ultimate nullifier in your pocket? »
All that and a world-eater before breakfast! Part two of SOLVE EVERYTHING.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #134
Written by GREG PAK
& FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by REILLY BROWN
Cover by RAFAEL ALBERQUERQUE
« The Replacement Thor » continues as the Mighty Hercules, wearing the Thunder God’s togs and towing a most unexpected guest star along to provide the pyrotechnics, descends to mysterious Svartalfheim to save the day from a new threat among the Dark Elves. But everything changes when the wicked Elven Queen turns out to be as languorously lovely as she is lethal!  What Would Thor Do? Probably not what happens in this book!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #135
Written by GREG PAK
& FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by RODNEY BUCHEMI
Cover by RAFAEL ALBERQUERQUE
AMADEUS CHO is MASTER MIND EXCELLO! Heroically
parachuting behind enemy lines! Bravely rescuing beautiful secret agents imprisoned inside the death traps of a mad Nazi genius! And discovering for the first time what the real nature of his powers are as his secret origin continues — at last the truth can be revealed here!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #602
Written by Greg Pak
Pencils & Cover by Ariel Olivetti
Savage She-Hulk backup by FRED VAN LENTE & MICHAEL RYAN
X marks the spot as the most insane father and son duo in the Marvel Universe take on one of the Green Goliath’s most formidable adversaries. That’s right, it’s the JUGGERNAUT, bi–bi–boys and girls!  What happens when an unstoppable force meets the Old Power and the gamma-fueled genes of the Strongest One There Is?  Massive destruction and emotional revelation, that’s what!  Continuing the acclaimed writer Greg Pak’s return to the « Incredible Hulk,”plus, in the « Savage She-Hulk » backup story written by Fred Van Lente, Lyra takes on the all-new Gamma Corps Black!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

HULK TEAM-UP
Written by MARC SUMERAK
& ALEXANDER ZALBON
Penciled by SANFORD GREEN
& JOYCE CHIN
Cover by MICHAEL GOLDEN
Mutant mayhem in a Battle by the Bay! While exploring their new home in San Francisco, X-Men Iceman and Angel discover that the weirdest part of the city isn’t its eclectic populace or crazy landmarks, but the monsters that pass through — namely the Incredible Hulk! Now they’ve got to track down Hulk and get to the bottom of a series of earthquakes (because THAT never happens in SF…) before the Red Hulk shows up bringing his trademark good cheer to San Fran. Did we say good cheer? We meant destruction and carnage.  PLUS: Dazzler rocks out at the Fillmore and Hulk’s got backstage passes!  Will the Pop Princess get Smashed, live in concert?
40 PGS./One-Shot/Rated T+ …$3.99

SON OF HULK #15
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Penciled by
ANDRES GUINALDO ISABEL
Cover by ALEX GARNER
Planet Sakaar is no more. The SON OF HULK will stop at nothing to exact his revenge on the Mighty GALACTUS for devouring his homeworld — but there are those who wish to prevent him in his quest for blood. Nothing is at it seems as the Son of Hulk does whatever it takes to rain destruction on his enemies and bring Galactus to his knees. Will the
prophesies of the Old Power hold true or is the Son of Hulk destined for failure?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

HULK #15
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & Cover by IAN CHURCHILL
Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
The battle you’ve been waiting for: THE RED HULK VS. WOLVERINE.
Plus:  Deadpool! Elektra!  Punisher! Vs. X-Force!  All this and a shock ending that will have all of Marveldom twittering!  Superstars Jeph Loeb and Ian Churchill continue the action packed part 2 of CODE RED!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

NOVA #29
Written by DAN ABNETT
& ANDY LANNING
Penciled by Kevin Sharpe
Cover by ADI GRANOV
“Starstalker” part 1 of 2! How has the aftermath of the War of Kings affected the newly reborn and viciously battered Nova Corps? When the universe is changed, who is left to protect and serve the innocents? Out of the devastation—and from Marvel’s cosmic past—strides a mysterious new threat…and an unexpected ally! Find out who in the latest issue of the series that ComicPants.com calls, “a consistently entertaining and enjoyable read…If you haven’t been reading Nova you are missing out on one of Marvels best written books.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

GUARDIANS OF
THE GALAXY #18
Written by DAN ABNETT
& ANDY LANNING
Penciled by WES CRAIG
Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
Who are the Guardians of the Galaxy? In the wake of the War of Kings, the 31st Century is hit by wave after wave of temporal distortions! Rocked by this lethal and uncertain era, a handful of surviving Guardians must confront faces from the future that you should find very familiar! Yes, it’s another unpredictable chapter in the series that Wizard says “spans every genre to deliver the best space-based Marvel tale this side of the Milky Way.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

IMMORTAL WEAPONS #3 (of 5)
Written by RICK SPEARS
Art by TIMOTHY GREEN II
Cover by DAVID AJA
Iron Fist Back-Up Story by
Duane Swierczynski
& Travel Foreman
The legends say that if you’re an orphan, a runaway, one of the forgotten, and you get lost enough – you will find your way to the Under-City.
As British warships pound China’s shores during the thick of the first Opium War, scores of orphan refugees keep themselves warm at night with stories of the Under-City and its champion, their protector – Dog Brother #1! Hero to all the strays on all the streets of the world! But with orphans mysteriously disappearing from the streets, are the boys’ stories of Dog Brother just that…and does anybody exist who will help them? Don’t miss this action-packed one-shot spinning out of the pages of IMMORTAL IRON FIST!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

IRON MAN & THE ARMOR WARS #2 (of 4)
Written by JOE CARAMAGNA
Penciled by CRAIG ROUSSEAU
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
You’re Tony Stark. You invented Iron Man. You ARE Iron Man. Now all of your Iron Man armors have been stolen, and super villains are using your armor to try and destroy you. What do you do?
You use an old set of DR. DOOM’s armor to beat the snot out of your own tech, THAT’s what you do.
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #55
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by MATTEO LOLLI
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
When Captain George Stacy puts pressure on New York’s criminal underworld, they put pressure on him in return, using his daughter Gwen as a pawn in a vicious struggle for control of the streets of New York City. What Captain Stacy doesn’t know is that he has an ally in Gwen’s classmate, Peter Parker… the Amazing Spider-Man! Or, DOES he know this? And is Spider-Man a match for the enforcer known as Tombstone? Find out in « Why I Was Late For Class, » guest-starring Steve Rogers… Captain America!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #15
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by AMILCAR PINNA
Cover by SEAN GALLOWAY
Ahhh, the majesty of a Hollywood! The glamour! The glitz! Beautiful dresses! Well-tailored suits and a pair of… purple pants? When the Hulk and Tigra show up on the red carpet for Hollywood’s biggest awards night, a veritable shoo-in to win Best Documentary for the critically acclaimed “Don’t Look At The Camera: 3 days in the life of the Hulk,” it looks like it’s going to be a truly magical night… that is unless the supervillain known as Mysterio gets mad that HIS studio doesn’t win Best Special Effects and takes over the entire awards show in order to create an illusion that an alien armada is attacking New York, fooling the Hulk into thinking he’s defending the city when he’s really destroying it. But what are the chances of THAT happening. (Hint: It does.)
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD #1 (of 4)
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Pencils & Cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
The greatest cartoon in the history of cartoons! Coming to a moving television screen near you!!!!
…but until it does, why not try out the non-moving paper version? It’s just as good, but without all that pesky listening.
C’mon down to SUPER HERO CITY and join IRON MAN, HULK, WOLVERINE, CAPTAIN AMERICA, SILVER SURFER, THOR and waaaaaaay more-more-more, as they battle DR. DOOM and his masters of evil for control of the SUPER-powerful Infinity Fractals!
32 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN MAGAZINE #8
Cover by PAT LEE
It’s Spider-Man from cover to cover in the latest senses-shattering edition of the wall-crawler’s very own ongoing magazine! In addition to full-length comic-book stories, this issue features puzzles, games, pinups and a pull-out poster!
96 PGS./All Ages …$6.99

MARVEL DIVAS #3 (of 4)
Written by ROBERTO
AGUIRRE-SACASA
Art by TONCI ZONJIC
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
When Angelica ”Firestar” Jones’ battle takes a turn for the worse, Patsy “Hellcat” Walker makes a deal with the Son of Satan to save her friend’s life. Fortunately (or unfortunately), Monica “Photon” Rambeau’s gotten ahold of one of the world’s most powerful occult objects – but does she have the will to control it? Meanwhile, Felicia “The Black Cat” Hardy slips back into her black bodysuit (and her old life of crime?)…putting her into direct conflict with her on-again-off-again flame, the Puma!
It’s the brawl for it all, folks, and someone’s getting their face messed up!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

RUNAWAYS #14
Written by Kathryn Immonen
Penciled by Sara Pichelli
Cover by David Lafuente
The unbelievable conclusion to “Homeschooling” is here. And someone comes back.
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MODELS, INC. #2 (of 4)
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by VICENC VILLAGRASA
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 Millie? It’s up to her fellow models, Jill Jerold, Patsy Walker, Chili Storm and Tony Turner to turn up the clues to turn Millie loose! Don’t miss a minute of the action, from floral prints to fingerprints, as the Marvel Models delve deeper into this mysterious case!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SHANG-CHI: MASTER OF KUNG-FU
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN, CHARLIE HUSTON,
MIKE BENSON & ROBIN FURTH
Penciled by KODY CHAMBERLAIN, NELSON & MORE!
Cover by LUCIO PARRILLO
It’s DEADPOOL versus SHANG-CHI, the peerless Master of Kung-Fu, in a KUNG-FU MOTORCYCLE RACE! You won’t believe your eyes when you read this all-new, all-action, all-black-and-white one shot in the spirit of the Mighty Marvel Magazines of yore, but ALL-NOW in style! The kung-fu fighting never lets up for a moment over these four stories by some of Marvel’s hottest
writers, including a prose tale by DARK TOWER’s Robin Furth! If you like your comics bold—this is for you!
48 PGS./Black and White/One-Shot/Parental Advisory …$3.99

PUNISHER ANNUAL #1
Written by RICK REMENDER
Pencils & Cover by JASON PEARSON
“REMOTE CONTROL”
The Punisher faces his greatest challenge yet: Trapped in the throes of a hypnotic spell, Spider-Man’s gone psycho and he wants to grind Frank Castle’s bones to paste!  And since Spidey’s not really to blame for his actions, Castle faces a dilemma: Fight (the only way he knows how) or die.  Can the Punisher survive a bloodthirsty Wall-Crawler long enough to disconnect him from the control of the Dirty Dozen’s leaders, Letha and Lascivious?  Super-star artist Jason Pearson joins regular series writer Rick Remender.
48 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

PUNISHER #9
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by TAN ENG HUAT
Cover by MIKE MCKONE
“DEAD END,” PART 4
It’s one of those days…  Gunning for the Punisher, the monstrous and impenetrable tank of the Hijacker lays waste
to New York…Frank Castle uncovers the terrible history of his brand-new assistant, Henry (an origin guaranteed to astonish)…and someone just dug up the caskets of Castle’s family (that’s got to end badly).
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

MIGHTY AVENGERS #29
Written by Dan Slott
Penciled by Khoi Pham
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
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It’s all out action at the Avengers new headqarters as RONIN and VISION face off against the SCARLET WITCH!  Readers already know the Scarlet Witch is secretly LOKI, but could this be the issue where STATURE and the other MIGHTY AVENGERS find out? Also, on the outskirts of Tibet, QUICKSILVER and a longtime Avengers villain uncover THE UNSPOKEN’S plan to dominate all life on Earth.  What is the secret origin of The Slave Engine?  And what horribly, freakish thing has it done to the U.S. AGENT? Guest Starring: RONIN and THE YOUNG AVENGERS
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

SPIDER-WOMAN #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & 50/50 Cover by
ALEX MALEEV
50/50 Cover by ALEX ROSS
THE WAIT IS OVER! The explosive Eisner award-winning team of Bendis and Maleev reunite for their first ongoing series since Daredevil! Ripped from the pages of New Avengers and Secret Invasion, watch as the gorgeous and mysterious Jessica Drew reenters a society she did not make…as an AGENT OF S.W.O.R.D. This brand new series is a perfect companion to the dazzling Spider-Woman motion comic.  Containing new story and artwork not available in any other format. This is the start of a major chapter in one of the most high profile characters in all of Marvel Comics.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SECRET WARRIORS #8
Written by Jonathan Hickman
Penciled by ALESSANDRO VITTI
Cover by Jim Cheung
Nick Fury and a long-dormant spy now reactivated continue their top secret mission while the kids get in way over their heads as they go up against members of the Dark Avengers and the Thunderbolts…and while no one else is looking, HYDRA’s grand plans continue to unfold. All that and Ares is finally reunited with his son – watch the sparks fly! It’s GOD OF FEAR. GOD OF WAR. Part two of four!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THOR ANNUAL #1
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Pencils by MICO SUAYAN & CLAY MANN
Cover by Marko Djurdjevic
The mighty Thor has been exiled from Asgard. Without his allies at his side, the wounded and isolated God of Thunder discovers that time does not heal all wounds…especially when it’s the Egyptian pantheon bearing the grudge!! Seth! Grog! The enemies from Thor’s past have returned…and they are howling for revenge, ready to exploit Thor’s misery and finish him off once and for all. Don’t miss this action-packed, Midgard-shattering annual! All this and a reprint of Journey Into Mystery #83 remastered with modern coloring!
48 PGS./New & Reprint/Rated T+ …$3.

THOR: TALES OF ASGARD BY
STAN LEE & JACK KIRBY
#5 (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 #129-136.
48 PGS./ Remastered Reprints /All Ages …$3.99