Marvel In January 2010: Ultimate Comics & Others[ENGLISH Marvel tells us: Marvel Comics In January 2010, Part 3: Ultimate Comics & Others. Dark Tower, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Ultimate Comics Avengers, Halo, The Stand, Ender’s Game, Anita Blake, Punisher MAX, Deathlok, Ultimate Comics Enemy…

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HALO: BLOOD LINE #2 (of 5)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Pencils & Cover by FRANCIS PORTELA
« Greetings! I am the monitor of Line Installation 1-4. I am 6-8-6 Ebullient Prism. My function is to collect and inspect any and all specimens captured within this sector for evidence of immunity to infestation by The Flood. I require your assistance. Please do not move while you are dissected and all your tissues are properly analyzed and cataloged. » From the smash hit video game series that has sold over 25 Million Copies!!!!
32 PGS./17 & Up …$3.99

DARK TOWER: THE BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #3 (of 5)
Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH
Art & Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Variant Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Gilead is in ruins and Steven Deschain’s Affiliation has been drastically reduced in size, the result of the attack of the Good Man, John Farson. But young Roland and his ka-tet intend to strike a blow for the Affiliation by exploding an ancient oil field the Good Man is using to power his machines of destruction. Roland may never get the chance to strike back because in the midst of Gilead’s survivors there resides—a traitor!
40 PGS./Parental Advisory…$3.99
©2009 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #3 (of 8)
Written by ERIC SHANOWER
Pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
War comes to Oz as the sassy General Jinjur and her army of amazonian milkmaids storm the city gates. And what do the ladies want? Gems, Fudge, and Sandwiches with the crusts cut off!  Well, that and the head of King Scarecrow. Join the best-selling team of Eric Shanower and Skottie Young as the revolution heats up!
32 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

ENDER’S SHADOW:
COMMAND SCHOOL #5 (of 5)
Creative Director
ORSON SCOTT CARD
Written by MIKE CAREY
Pencils by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
Cover by TIMOTHY GREEN II
Bean and his companions are now reunited with Ender, and under his command they face what they’re told is their
graduation exercise.  The assignment: defeat the Formics in a range of simulated attacks which will stretch them to their limits. But Bean knows they’ve been lied to.  He also knows that if Ender fails, it will fall to him to do the unthinkable. The companion series to Orson Scott Card’s award-winning classic concludes here!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

ENDER’S GAME:
COMMAND SCHOOL #5 (of 5)
Creative Director
ORSON SCOTT CARD
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
The stunning conclusion to Orson Scott Card’s award-winning classic sci-fi novel!  Ender and his jeesh are being pushed to the breaking point by Mazer Rackham, the only man ever to defeat the Formics.  But as the Third Invasion approaches, the games are getting more intense by the day.  Can Ender win?  And who is he really playing against?  Himself?  His teachers?  Or someone else?  The final game ends here.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

ANITA BLAKE, THE LAUGHING CORPSE – EXECUTIONER #4 (of 5)
Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON & JESSICA RUFFNER
Penciled by RON LIM
Cover by BRETT BOOTH
Anita’s trapped in Harold Gaynor’s mansion, and her only way out is to go toe-to-toe with a voodoo priestess’ nightmarish
creation! It’s the showdown everything has been building up to in the blood-soaked penultimate chapter of Laurell K. Hamilton’s best-selling thriller!
32 PGS./Mature …$3.99
© 2009 Laurell K. Hamilton. All rights reserved. Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter and all characters featured in this
issue and the distinctive names and likenesses thereof, and all related indicia are trademarks of Laurell K. Hamilton.

KOOKABURRA K #3 (of 3)
Written by CRISSE, MITRIC & HICKS
Adapted by AUBREY SITTERSON
Pencils & Cover by
HUMBERTO RAMOS
The titanic red wave of destructive energy has nearly destroyed the entire universe; without anyone surviving long enough to ask themselves why!
The passengers of the space cruiser K, the only survivors in the galaxy, found refuge on Eyrolia, the mysterious “Planet of Illusions.” But far from being saved, they are captured by the terrible Master-Guardian of the planet who sees them as invaders, coming to steal the jewel he protects at the heart of his planet.
Only one being thinks he can stop the madness that is destroying their reality. He is the Paladin, and for him there can only be one culprit: the Kookaburra, almighty reincarnate… Under Mitric’s quill and drawings by Ramos, discover the stunning conclusion to the Kookaburra K trilogy.
48 PGS./Mature …$5.99

DAFFODIL #1 (of 3)
Written by BRREMAUD
Penciled by RIGANO
Cover by RIGANO
Variant Cover by RIGANO
Addio-Colonnello is a distant town, a port beyond the oceans, many moons away from our Bohemian lands. Tragedy strikes when Nosferatu launches his assault, commanding his legion of vampires to descend upon this town. This is how the Lords of the Vampire Parliament make their point. The mission of Daffodil, Globuline and Achilles, three beautiful agents of the very same Vampire Parliament, is apprehend Nosferatu and uncover the motive for his crime.
48 PGS./Mature …$5.99

X-MEN NOIR:
MARK OF CAIN #2 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Pencils & Cover by
DENNIS CALERO
Variant Cover by DENNIS CALERO
« The Genosha Bay guards rolled Angel, gagged and shackled to the gurney, into solitary confinement, warden Emma Frost trailing close behind. From the ceiling and every wall bright, hot lights pounded a blinding glare onto the cell’s only furnishing, an ominously solitary chair.
‘Until you tell me what I want to know,’ Warden Frost said, ‘You will never leave this room.
Welcome to Project: Wideawake. »
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN NOIR: EYES
WITHOUT A FACE #2 (of 4)
Written by DAVID HINE
& FABRICE SAPOLSKY
Art by CARMINE DI
GIANDOMENICO
Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Variant Cover by
DENNIS CALERO
Spider-Man has just met one of his deadliest foes. But does he even know it yet? In the crossroads of 1934 America, organized crime cuts a bloody swath through the streets, while political movements like the American Nazi Party promise a vision of a safer world ahead. And with the promise of science to improve Americans’ lives, Peter Parker is blinded to the evil of his new role model. Will Spider-Man wise up in time and fight?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS ENEMY #1 (of 4)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Who is the face of true evil in the Ultimate Universe?  What is the biggest secret the world doesn’t know? Join the gathered heroes as they embark on an adventure unlike anything seen in Marvel Comics…and that’s a promise!! Ultimate Universe
co-founder, BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (Ultimate Spider-Man, Secret Invasion) and rising star Rafa Sandoval (Avengers: The
Initiative) unveils this important new chapter in the most exciting line in comics!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #6
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE
Mysterio has had just about enough of Spider-Man, so he sends in the ULTIMATE SPIDER-SLAYER…and sends it right to Peter Parker’s school!   All this and the mystery of the Shroud is finally revealed!! Join rockstars BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and DAVID LAFUENTE as we swing into the final chapter of this thrilling arc!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DEATHLOK #3 (of 7)
Written by CHARLIE HUSTON
Penciled by LAN MEDINA
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
“DEATHLOK, CHAPTER THREE: MADE IT FOR WAR”
Marvel’s ultimate cyborg is back in this 7-issue Marvel Knights limited series written by Charlie Huston (Moon Knight) and breathtakingly illustrated by Lan Medina (Foolkiller).
Deathlok the Demolisher: Tomorrow’s Super Soldier today.  RoXXon Corp created him, they thought they could control him, they were wrong.  Now they’ve got a big problem: a 6-foot-seven, 800-pound Deus Ex Machina made of wires and fibers, circuits and silicon, flesh and bone, is on the loose, bringing the pain to anyone that gets in his way.  To bring him down, RoXXon will have to dig deep into its arsenal, and unleash its darkest, most outlandish secrets.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

PUNISHERMAX #3
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by STEVE DILLON
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
« KINGPIN, » Part 3
Wilson Fisk’s plot to become Kingpin of New York finally brings him face to face with Frank Castle, as well as drawing in a 97-year-old, shotgun-toting mob widow and a mysterious hitman known only as The Mennonite.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

PUNISHER: GET CASTLE #1
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Penciled by LAURENCE CAMPBELL
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
Barracuda murdered Frank Castle’s old friend Yorkie, but death’s not going to stop him calling in one last favor.  Across the Atlantic on a bleak Welsh mountain range, Yorkie’s old S.A.S. squadron have come home from Afghanistan with a little something extra, and Yorkie’s son is taking his life into his hands by spying on the deadliest soldiers in the world. This is where the S.A.S. put their new recruits through hell — the perfect place for Frank’s unique brand of vengeance.  But is he the hunter or the hunted?
40 PGS./One-Shot/Explicit Content …$4.99

CRIMINAL: THE SINNERS #4
By Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
The Award-Winning crime series continues!  Tracy Lawless is getting close to finding the killers he’s been searching for… but before he can put all the pieces together, he finds himself in their crosshairs in Chinatown, with enemies all around him.  This can’t end well, or wouldn’t be an issue of Criminal, would it?
And remember, all the single issues of CRIMINAL are packed with articles and extras that are not reprinted in the collections.
40 PGS/ No Ads/ Mature Content …. $3.50

POWERS #3
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Walker’s past has come to bite him right in his ##$!  big time and it’s going to take a @#$@#$ and a $@#$@  to get him out of the !@$#@#$@$@$@. It’s another potty mouth chapter in the award winning cops-meets-capes epic saga from the creators of Secret Invasion and The Mice Templar.
40 PGS./Mature …$3.95

DARK TOWER: THE FALL OF GILEAD PREMIERE HC
Written by ROBIN FURTH & PETER DAVID
Penciled by RICHARD ISANOVE
Cover by RICHARD ISANOVE
A horrified Steven Deschain learns that the deadly seeing sphere called Maerlyn’s Grapefruit has been stolen from his chambers! Far worse, when he enters his wife’s rooms to arrest her for the theft, his son Roland is standing over her body with a gun in his hand. The youngest gunslinger has perhaps committed the most hideous crime of all! Continuing the epic saga based on the best-selling Dark Tower novels by the master Stephen King. It’s the most incredible storyline yet. Plus: In SORCERER, learn Marten Broadcloak’s deadly secret agenda and true goal is not to serve the Crimson King, but to climb to the top of the Dark Tower itself and become the overlord of all existence! Collecting DARK TOWER: THE FALL OF GILEAD #1-6 and DARK TOWER: SORCERER.
176 PGS./Parental Advisory …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2951-6
Trim size: standard
©2009 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

MARVEL FAIRY TALES GN-TPB
Written by C.B. CEBULSKI & DAVID SEXTON
Penciled by KYLE BAKER, JOÃO LEMOS, NUNO PLATI,
TAKESHI MIYAZAWA & RICARDO TERCIO
Cover by WARREN KREMER
Re-imagining the greatest Marvel stories through folktales, myths and fables from across the globe! In Avengers, see Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the rest of the Avengers as you’ve never seen them before with all-new interpretations of Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Alice in Wonderland and the Wizard of Oz. In SPIDER-MAN, Mary Jane fills the shoes of another famous red-head in this retelling of Little Red Riding Hood with super hero sensibilities! Will Spider-Man be able to save her on her way to Aunt May’s house? And in X-MEN, it’s a re-imagining of the tragic origin of Professor Xavier and Magneto! In the ancient African tale, “The Friendship of the Tortoise and the Eagle,” dangerous circumstances cause two pals to take violently different life paths… Collecting AVENGERS FAIRY TALES #1-4, SPIDER-MAN FAIRY TALES #1 and X-MEN FAIRY TALES #2.
144 PGS./Rated A …$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4316-1

THE ODYSSEY GN-TPB
Written by ROY THOMAS
(based on the epic by HOMER)
Penciled by GREG TOCCHINI
Cover by GREG TOCCHINI
Odysseus…son of Laertes, husband of Penelope, father of Telemachus, warrior-king of Ithaca.  For ten years he struggled against men, monsters, and gods — kept alive only by his sacred desire that one day he might see again the homefires of his island kingdom.  The terrors he faced were the stuff of legend.  The towering, man-eating Cyclops…the languid Lotus Eaters and their taste that brought oblivion…Scylla and Charybdis, the twin terrors between whom no seaman could safely pass…Circe, the witch-goddess who turned men into mindless swine…the living-dead souls of Hades, shambling forth from the underworld in search of blood to drink…and Odysseus himself?  He, too, was a myth…but he was also a man.  And the hero of one of the great epic poems of Western civilization, whose story has remained exciting and modern for nearly three thousand years. Collecting THE ODYSSEY #1-8.
192 PGS./Parental Advisory…$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-1915-9

STAR COMICS: ALL-STAR COLLECTION VOL. 2 GN-TPB
Written by BOB BOLLING, BEN BROWN, ANGELO DECESARE,
LENNIE HERMAN, STAN KAY & DAVE MANAK
Penciled by BOB BOLLING, BEN BROWN & WARREN KREMER
Cover by
Planet Terry, Wally the Wizard, Top Dog and Royal Roy return in this second selection of Star-studded sagas! Learn the Secret of the Space Warp! The fate of the Folkquest! The history of the world’s greatest dog-spy and the lore of Cashalot! See Mister Invisible, Moorloks and more! Collecting PLANET TERRY #3-4, TOP DOG #4-6, WALLY THE WIZARD #3-4 and ROYAL ROY #3-4.
216 PGS./All Ages …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-4292-8

STAR COMICS: ALL-STAR COLLECTION VOL. 1 GN-TPB STILL AVAILABLE!
$19.99 (ISBN: 978-0-7851-4291-1)

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 22: ULTIMATUM TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by DAVID LAFUENTE & STUART IMMONEN
Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Ultimate Spider-Man meets the Ultimate End. It begins with a blessedly normal day for Peter Parker. It ends with a final moment that will leave you without words. Magneto has issued his Ultimatum to the world — and unleashed a tidal wave upon Manhattan that triggers a new epoch in the history of civilization. In the center of the maelstrom are New York City’s most gallant defender and the family and friends that live — and die — beside him. This is the story of Aunt May, Mary Jane, Kitty Pryde, J. Jonah Jameson and the hero that looms over all their lives as they bear witness to the end times of the Ultimate Universe. Featuring the Hulk, Spider-Woman, Doctor Strange and more, this volume recounts the final days of the series that rewrote the rulebook on comic-book action, adventure and humanity. Collecting ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #129-133 and ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #3.
160 PGS./Rated A …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3845-7

These ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN TRADE APERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 19: DEATH OF A GOBLIN…$14.99
(ISBN: 978-0-7851-2137-4)
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 20: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDS…$12.99
(ISBN: 978-0-7851-2961-5)
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 21: WAR OF THE SYMBIOTES…$15.99
(ISBN: 978-0-7851-2962-2)

ULTIMATUM: REQUIEM TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, JOE POKASKI & ARON E. COLEITE
Penciled by MARK BAGLEY, STUART IMMONEN, ROBERT ATKINS & BEN OLIVER
Cover by STUART IMMONEN, PASQUAL FERRY & MARK BROOKS
The Ultimatum Wave has come. What is left?  A torn mask. The last vestige of Peter Parker. A fractured family. Ripped apart by the forces of nature. A team cast to the wind. Annihilated by Magneto’s Ultimatum. For the heroes, it was a time of sacrifice. For the
witnesses, it was a time for inspiration. For the survivors, it is a time for requiem. After which the Ultimate Universe of heroes will truly never be the same. Collecting ULTIMATUM: SPIDER-MAN REQUIEM #1-2, FANTASTIC FOUR REQUIEM and X-MEN REQUIEM.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3926-3

ULTIMATUM TPB
Written by JEPH LOEB
Penciled by DAVID FINCH
Cover by DAVID FINCH
For what they’ve done, they must pay the ultimate price! Eastern Europe is frozen over in a new Ice Age. The Amazon is on fire with volcanic eruptions. A massive tidal wave drowns Manhattan. Heroes will rise. Heroes will fall. All will face the Ultimatum. Collecting ULTIMATUM #1-5.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-2945-5