Marvel In August 2009 - Part 3 : Ultimate & Others[ENGLISH] Marvel tells us: Marvel Comics In August 2009: Ultimate Comics Avengers, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Halo: Helljumper, Dark Tower, The Sand, Anita Blake, Trojan War, Pride & Prejudice, Punisher Noir, Luke Cage Noir, Riftwar

HALO: HELLJUMPER #2 (of 5)
Written by Peter David
Pencils & Cover by Eric Nguyen
Orbital Drop Shock Troopers from the 105th Division—more famously known as the “Helljumpers”—have arrived at a distressed science colony on the planet Ariel…only problem? The place is totally abandoned. As the Helljumpers investigate, trying to figure out what happened to the colonists, it becomes increasingly clear that the colony isn’t quite as empty as it seemed… the discovery of a large Covenant military presence raises more questions than it answers. Helljumpers Dutch and Romeo have penetrated farthest into the Covenant-held facility, and when all hell breaks loose, it will be the ultimate test of their fighting prowess—and their friendship.
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/17 & Up …$3.99

DARK TOWER: THE FALL OF GILEAD #4 (of 6)
Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH
Pencils & Cover by RICHARD ISANOVE
Variant Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
Sketch Variant Cover by RICHARD ISANOVE
As Farson’s men fill the Barony, Steven Deschain and his band of twenty gunslingers prepare for the battle that will decide the future of Gilead. Meanwhile, Roland finds his escape from prison in a most surprising visitor. Don’t miss FALL OF GILEAD’s most shocking chapter yet!
40 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory …$3.99
©2009 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

THE STAND: AMERICAN NIGHTMARES #5 (of 5)
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by MIKE PERKINS
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
Variant Cover by MIKE PERKINS
Sketch Variant Cover by LEE BERMEJO
It’s the Fourth of July, the first holiday post-plague, but none of the survivors are celebrating. While Nick Andros hovers between life and death–and between the influence of Randall Flagg and Mother Abigail–Larry Underwood makes a shocking discovery in his tent… And Stu Redmond’s path intersects with Harold and Frannie’s, but immediately a conflict (that will have enormous
ramifications for all our players) immediately erupts among the three. The second mini-series adapting Stephen King’s horror epic ends here, True Believers, setting stage for Volume Three: « SOUL SURVIVORS. »
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99
©2009 Stephen King. All rights reserved. Published by arrangement with The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.This graphic novel is produced under license from The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group and Stephen King.

ANITA BLAKE, THE LAUGHING CORPSE – NECROMANCER #5 (of 5)
Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON & JESSICA RUFFNER
Pencils by RON LIM
Cover by HARVEY TOLIBAO
The second chapter of best-selling author Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake thriller concludes!
Voodoo priestess Dominga Salvador put a curse on professional vampire hunter Anita Blake, making the hunter the hunted. And for the first time since she was attacked by Dominga’s monsters, Anita comes face-to-face with the most-feared witch in America. It’s a showdown that sets the stage for THE LAUGHING CORPSE’s final act: EXECUTIONER!
32 PGS./Mature …$3.99

THE TROJAN WAR #4 (of 5)
Written by ROY THOMAS
Penciled by
MIGUEL ANGEL SEPULVEDA
Cover by DENNIS CALERO
At last—an awe-inspiring retelling of perhaps the most famous scene from ancient Greek literature! The Trojans are unsure what to do with the wooden horse left inside their city’s walls. Some want to burn it, others to dedicate it to the goddess Athena. Then, the Greek warriors emerge from the horse and sack Troy itself! The triumphant Greek army sails away as a vengeful Athena plans to destroy them on the high seas! Thus is born the legend of—the Trojan Horse!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

PRIDE & PREJUDICE #5 (of 5)
Written by Nancy Butler
Penciled by HUGO PETRUS
Cover by SONNY LIEW
All good things come to an end. Join us for our final issue, as we find who weds whom, who is left alone, and if Mrs. Bennet can manage to stop screaming for more than three minutes…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

RIFTWAR #4 (of 5)
Written by BRYAN J.L. GLASS
Penciled by RYAN STEGMAN
Cover by Jason Chan
From the mind of Raymond E. Feist…THE SIEGE OF CRYDEE! As the massive Tsurani force descend onto the castle, it is seemingly only a matter of time before the walls that have safeguarded Crydee fall. Each night, the Tsurani unleash their most potent terror upon the Midkemians, and each day, they retreat back into the forest. Only Prince Arutha has the ability to fortify the spirits of his people…but does he have the strength to do it?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

PUNISHER NOIR #1 (of 4)
Written by FRANK TIERI
Penciled by PAUL AZACETA
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
Variant Cover by DENNIS CALERO
It’s the Roaring Twenties and mobster Dutch Schultz’s iron-fisted reign is about to meet its greatest challenge. But will the greatest threat to his criminal empire come from Thomas Dewey and the government? Will it come from fellow mobsters like Lucky Luciano or Al Capone? No, it’ll come in the form of a man sporting a familiar skull symbol and a gun in his hand.  Because once the Punisher hits the scene, the mean streets are about to get a whole lot meaner.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

LUKE CAGE NOIR #1 (of 4)
Written by MIKE BENSON
& ADAM GLASS
Penciled by SHAWN
MARTINBROUGH
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
Variant Cover by DENNIS CALERO
“MOON OVER HARLEM,” PART 1
A lot can change in ten years.  And rarely for the better.  Local legend, Luke Cage, invincible, unstoppable, unflappable, finds that out the hard way when he returns to the mean streets of Prohibition-era Harlem after a ten-year stretch in Riker’s Island.  All he wants is to be back in the loving arms of his woman, but certain powerful men have different plans for Cage.  Willis Stryker, Cage’s childhood friend turned Godfather of Harlem, wants him on his crew, and under his thumb.  And wealthy white socialite Randall Banticoff, whose wife is now very dead, murdered in a Harlem alley, wants Cage to investigate her death.  Cage is about to learn that coming home is never easy, and to survive he might just have to kill a whole lot of people.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

CROSSFIRE #1 (of 3)
Written by JEAN-LUC SALA
Penciled by PIERRE-MONY CHAN
Cover by PIERRE-MONY CHAN
Exclusive U.S. Variant by
PIERRE-MONY CHAN
A head-on collision between John Woo and John Paul II! On the fringes of the Vatican’s religious administration, a powerful Cardinal is overseeing the execution of the Church’s most discreet objectives with a force of black-ops specialists and spies. When a mafia godfather puts his best hit man in service of the Vatican to settle an honor debt, he will act as the guardian angel of a beautiful young investigator, but can he keep her out of the crossfire? Ancient secrets threaten to uproot the seat of religious power, and there are people ready to kill to protect it. Can good men fight fire with fire without losing their souls?
48 PGS./Mature …$5.99

SCOURGE OF THE GODS – THE FALL #2 (of 3)
Written by VALERIE MANGIN
Penciled by ALEKSA GAJIC
Cover by ALEKSA GAJIC
Rome has won the day, the Huns have been massacred and Attila has been defeated at the hands of the Roman girl Flavia Aetia. However, for fear of having to face the Gods that may reside within Flavia and Attila, the Roman emperor has thrown them into the very heart of the sun. But if they are gods, will even this fate destroy them? In this critical moment, Flavia and Attila will discover the truth about their pasts and the manipulations of those who made them gods will be revealed. Only now does the size and scope of the conspiracy to destroy the galactic Roman Empire finally come into focus.
48 PGS./Mature …$5.99

ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #1
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by CARLOS PACHECO
Villain Variant by Olivier Coipel
Special Variant by TBA
Guess who’s back!! That’s right, kids, MARK MILLAR (THE ULTIMATES, WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN) and superstar artist CARLOS PACHECO (AVENGERS FOREVER, X-MEN) blast into the Ultimate Universe for a mind-blowing, heart-pounding and gut-wrenching event of epic proportions! When a highly-classified secret threatens Captain America, only the newly-returned Nick Fury has the tools to bring ‘em in! As the first of a series of blockbuster arcs begins: PROJECT AVENGERS is a go!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
Villain Variant by Marko Djurdjevic
Special Variant by TBA
Almost ten years ago, Ultimate Spider-Man launched the Ultimate line, a reinvention of the Marvel Universe that defied the odds and every expectation. Today, it happens again: This new chapter in the life of the teenaged webslinger picks up in the aftermath of Ultimatum and completely redefines the status quo of Spider-Man for the next generation! With a new supporting cast, new villians and maybe even a new Spider-Man, this new chapter will keep you guessing month after month.  Join Eisner Award-winning writer BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS in introducing new ongoing artist DAVID LAFUENTE (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL, PATSY WALKER: HELLCAT)!  You have never seen a Spider-Man like this before!  Be there!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DOMINIC FORTUNE #1 (of 4)
Written by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Pencils & Cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN
“THE ‘IT CAN HAPPEN HERE, AND NOW’ RESOLUTION!” PART 1
The depression’s going strong, so when Dominic Fortune is hired to bodyguard Jock Madison, Vaughn Lorillard and P.T. Oakley, three drunk and disorderly Hollywood stars, he jumps at the chance to pick up what looks like a few easy bucks, and maybe have a few laughs in the bargain.  But when the trio of old school hambones and horndogs prove to be a bigger pain than he anticipated — and he accidentally stumbles across a conspiracy headed by mysterious American businessman Malcolm Upshaw and Delatriz Betancourt, the recklessly sexy granddaughter of Confederates who fled Reconstruction for South America — Fortune finds himself in hot water…with the fate of the USA at stake.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99
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DESTROYER #5 (of 5)
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Penciled by CORY WALKER
Cover by JASON PEARSON
It’s all been leading up to this!  Destroyer comes face to face with his most dreaded adversary yet–DEATH!  It’s a no-holds-barred winner-take-all fight to remember.  The stakes–high!  The prize–life!  Nothing can prepare you for this sense-shattering conclusion.  Also in this issue–violence!
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

PUNISHER: FRANK
CASTLE MAX #73
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Penciled by GORAN PARLOV
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
“WELCOME TO THE BAYOU,” PART 3
The Geautreauxs are throwing themselves a BBQ and Frank Castle is the guest of honor.  On the menu: some succulent college kids who stopped at the wrong convenience store for gas and beer.  When the Punisher decided to make their problem his business, he stepped into redneck hell.  Now his only hope boils down to the precious cargo in his trunk that just got free and wants a little payback.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 9 HC
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
& ARON E. COLEITE
Penciled by SALVADOR LARROCA,
HARVEY TOLIBAO,
MARK BROOKS & CLAY MANN
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
It’s dark times for the X-Men as the evolutionary emperor known as Apocalypse arrives! Will even the X-Men be enough to battle a being who has plotted our death and destruction for ages?! Meanwhile, two more monstrous threats – who look eerily like Stryfe and Onslaught – rear their ugly heads to ensure the young mutants’ downfall! Then, after the devastating battle against Apocalypse, the X-Men encounter a new adversary that seems unstoppable. To fight it, the young mutants must ask themselves: How far are they willing to go, and what are they willing to take to raise their game? The answer will test their bonds and shake the team to its very core. Collecting ULTIMATE X-MEN #89-97.
240 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3779-5
Trim size: oversized

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 6 HC
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by TYLER KIRKHAM
Cover by BILLY TAN
Stories packed with supernatural surprises and all-out action! When the FF help out with the excavation of the Mole Man’s underground city, they awaken something that should have been left sleeping! Just who is Agatha Harkness, and what are Salem’s Seven? New Ultimate characters! Plus: Someone has the hots for the Human Torch! Also, who are the newest Ultimate X-Men? Does Ultimate Spider-Man have more clones than the regular Spidey? Was Ultimate Thor delusional, or was he really a god? All these questions and more will be answered in the new Ultimate Universe Handbook. And remember – this is the only book guaranteed to give you the Ultimate Six Pack! Collecting ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #54-57, OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE ULTIMATE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1-2 and ULTIMATE SECRETS.
252 PGS./Rated A …$34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3781-8
Trim size: oversized

SUPREME POWER:
HYPERION PREMIERE HC
Written by J. MICHAEL
STRACZYNSKI
Penciled by DAN JURGENS
& STAZ JOHNSON
Cover by GARY FRANK
Now that the world knows his dark secret, Hyperion suddenly finds himself both alone and hunted. Four new super-powered individuals – each based on a character from the original Squadron Supreme – are after his hide, and they’ve got the will and means to take him down! Collecting SUPREME POWER: HYPERION #1-5.
120 PGS./Parental Advisory …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3774-0
Trim size: standard

SOLEIL: UNIVERSAL WAR ONE – REVELATIONS PREMIERE HC
Written by DENIS BAJRAM
Pencils & Cover by DENIS BAJRAM
Adapted by PAUL BENJAMIN
The Purgatory Squadron’s survivors have done the impossible: By traveling through time, they’ve shut down the impenetrable Wall that cut the solar system in two. In doing so, they’ve discovered that the rebellious Colonization Industrial Companies have hidden a satellite in Earth’s orbit that could destroy the planet just as the CIC eradicated Uranus. But the Purgatory Squadron has a trump card. Now stranded three days in their own past, they just might be able to return to Earth without notice. That gives the team of outcasts and criminals three days to stop a cataclysm that could bring about the first universal war. Collecting SOLEIL: UNIVERSAL WAR ONE – REVELATIONS #1-3.
144 PGS./Mature …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3239-4
Trim size: standard

LORDS OF AVALON: KNIGHT OF DARKNESS HC
Written by SHERRILYN KENYON
Adapted by ROBIN FURTH
Pencils & Cover by TOMMY OHTSUKA
The world of best-selling author Sherrilyn Kenyon’s dark spin on the Arthurian mythos returns in this adaptation of the second book of the Lords of Avalon series!  Varian duFey may be the son of evil Adonai sorceress Narishka duFey, but he turned his dark heritage to the side of good, acting as Avalon’s most deadly assassin.  Though hated and mistrusted by the other knights whose cause he shares, when someone begins killing Grail Knights, Merlin sends her darkest knight on a quest that leads him directly to his mother’s door…and to a hag named Merewyn, who is more than she seems. Collecting LORDS OF AVALON: KNIGHT OF DARKNESS 1-6.
144 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2768-0
Trim size: oversized

SQUADRON SUPREME:
BRIGHT SHINING LIES TPB
Written by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Penciled by MARCO CHECCHETTO
Cover by MIKE DEODATO
America—devastated in a war of superhumans, abandoned by her greatest heroes…and rebuilt by Nick Fury. After last volume’s shocking ending, the master manipulator will face a few old friends—friends who have some interesting ideas about the world of tomorrow. But does Fury have a place in it? Join writer Howard Chaykin as he welcomes superstar-in-the-making Marco Checchetto as the Squadron enters a bold new era! Collecting SQUADRON SUPREME (2008) #7-12.
144 PGS./Parental Advisory …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3536-4

SQUADRON SUPREME: POWER
TO THE PEOPLE TPB STILL AVAILABLE!
$14.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-3284-4)

MARVEL ROMANCE TPB
Written by J.M. DEMATTEIS, STAN LEE, ROGER STERN,
MARY JO DUFFY, CHRIS
CLAREMONT, LEN WEIN, FABIAN NICIEZA, BOB LAYTON, DAVID MICHELINIE, CHRISTOPHER PRIEST & BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH
Penciled by KERRY GAMMILL, GENE COLAN, MARK BAGLEY, JOHN BOLTON, JOHN BUSCEMA, PATRICK ZIRCHER, MARK BRIGHT, SAL VELLUTO, JACK KIRBY & BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH
All New Cover by TBA
If This Be Bromance–! Marvel’s greatest buddies take the spotlight in this one-of-a-kind collection, and it’s male bonding like you’ve never seen — as Cable and Deadpool swap stories, Wonder Man and the Beast share a plane ride, Spidey and the Human Torch battle back-to-back, Wolverine makes a bet with Nightcrawler, Black Panther and Everett Ross lay their feelings on the line…and the Warriors Three set sail for fun! Plus: Captain America and the Falcon, Iron Man and Jim Rhodes, and more!  Be here as Marvel says, “I love you, man!” Collecting MARVEL TEAM-UP #121, CAPTAIN AMERICA #126, AVENGERS TWO: WONDER MAN & THE BEAST #1, POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #79, CLASSIC X-MEN #4, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #30, CABLE & DEADPOOL #19, IRON MAN #216, BLACK PANTHER #25, TALES OF SUSPENSE #78 and MARVEL FANFARE #15.
224 PGS./Rated A …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4186-0

PUNISHER: FRANK CASTLE MAX – SIX HOURS TO KILL TPB
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Penciled by MICHEL LACOMBE
Cover by MICHEL LACOMBE
The Punisher always knew he’d die on the job. But he didn’t know he’d have an expiration date.  After busting up a slave ring in downtown Philadelphia, Frank Castle has been tricked, trapped, gassed, strapped to a table and injected with a serum that will turn him into a 220-pound corpse by dawn — six hours from now.  The people who grabbed him want him to do a simple little job and then they’ll give him the antidote — simple, right?  Guess again.  The Punisher is nobody’s errand boy.  There’s only one thing he wants to do before he dies: Take as many bastards as he can with him. Plus: there’s nothing like fishing with friends, especially when you’re about to launch the biggest criminal deal of your careers. On the high seas, life is sweet. That is, until your engine explodes. And your boat sinks. And there’s no food or water. And the puking starts. And the backstabbing begins. And the only life preserver is in the hands of a man who wears a black shirt with a skull on it!  Collecting PUNISHER: FRANK CASTLE MAX #66-70 and PUNISHER: FORCE OF NATURE.
144 PGS./Explicit Content …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3182-3

PUNISHER: WAR ZONE TPB
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by STEVE DILLON
Covers by STEVE DILLON
She’s back and she wants payback. Ma Gnucci. Eighty-five pounds of hairless, armless, legless, supposed-to-be-dead evil. And that’s not the end of Frank Castle’s problems! It would appear that someone else Frank put six feet under is alive and kicking — and wants dibs on the Punisher. Enter: Elite. The seminal creative team of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon reunites for a special sequel to their legendary story arc, “Welcome Back, Frank,” the latest offering from the red-hot Marvel Knights line! PUNISHER: WAR ZONE #1-6.
144 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3260-8