Marvel In July 2009 - Part 3 : MAX, Ultimate & Others...[ENGLISH] Marvel tells us: Marvel Comics In July 2009 – Part 3 : Halo, Dark Tower, The Stand, Anita Blake, Riftwar, Pride & Prejudice, Trojan War, Scourge of the Gods, Punisher: Frank Castle, Terror Inc., Destroyer, Powers, Kabuki, Ender’s Game…

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INCOGNITO #6
By Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
THE HARD-HITTING CONCLUSION TO THE MOST TWISTED SUPER-VILLAIN STORY EVER!
It all ends here. All of Zack Overkill’s planning and scheming has brought him face-to-face with his own past, and now he’s the one man left who can save the world… but does he care enough to even try?
32 PGS/ Mature Content/ No Ads … $3.50

HALO: HELLJUMPER #1 (of 5)
Written by PETER DAVID
Art & Cover by ERIC NGUYEN
NEW STORY! NEW CREATIVE TEAM! Comics legend Peter David and up-and-coming artist Eric Nguyen bring a whole new HALO story to life! When the colony planet Ariel sends out a mysterious distress signal, it’s up to the UNSC’s elite, highly skilled special-ops Marines, the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers from the 105th, to find out what’s happening. Also known as ODSTs or “Helljumpers”, these soldiers are some of the toughest in the galaxy…and some of the roughest as well. When the distress signal comes, two Helljumpers will find themselves at the center of the mystery on Ariel, and before it’s solved, they’ll have to put their friendship—and their lives—on the line…
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/17 & Up …$3.99

DARK TOWER: THE FALL OF GILEAD #3 (of 6)
Written by ROBIN FURTH & PETER DAVID
Pencils & Cover by RICHARD ISANOVE
Variant Cover by MITCH BREITWEISER
Sketch Variant by RICHARD ISANOVE
Amidst the schemes that have taken hold of Gilead, there sits the grieving Aileen Cort, the girl who wanted nothing more than to be a gunslinger—and to claim the heart of the stoic Roland Deschain. But what does the death of the man who raised her and Roland’s involvement in his mother’s murder mean for their budding romance…and for Gilead itself?
48 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99
©2009 Stephen King. All rights reserved.

THE STAND: AMERICAN NIGHTMARES #4 (of 5)
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by MIKE PERKINS
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
Variant Cover by MIKE PERKINS
Sketch Variant by LEE BERMEJO
The penultimate chapter of the second volume based on Stephen King’s horror epic! The survivors of the Captain Trips plague have started to team-up. Stu Redman and Glen Bateman trade origin stories–and horror stories about their mutual nightmares–while Randall Flagg sets out to recruit his first soldier in the ultimate battle between Good and Evil: Lloyd Henreid.  But will the starving madman accept the dark man’s offer? And either way, will he or his soul survive?
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 #4 (of 5)
Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON & JESS BOOTH
Pencils & Cover by RON LIM
BEST-SELLING AUTHOR LAURELL K. HAMILTON’S THRILLER CONTINUES!
Anita Blake has a problem: the one woman who could answer all of her questions about millionaire Harold Gaynor’s mysterious past isn’t talking. The vampire hunter—who’s been hunted and attacked by this self-made tycoon—wants the woman named Wheelchair Wanda to sing like a canary, and she’s not above causing a little hurt to make it happen. Sometimes even the good guys have to get dirty…
32 PGS./Mature …$3.99

RIFTWAR #3 (of 5)
Written by BRYAN J.L. GLASS
Penciled by RYAN STEGMAN
Cover by Jason Chan
It was only a handful of years ago that Tomas, Pug and Roland were a trio of best friends, running around the Castle Crydee, getting into scrapes and toasting their friendship. Now, Roland is the only one who remains in Crydee. Tomas finds himself deep in the Elf wood, Elvandar, while the elves see him falling deeper under the control of his enchanted armor. Pug, on the other side of the magical rift, in the land of the Tsurani, encounters the “Great Ones”, Tsurani magicians who have great powers, and a great interest in the captured human. And back at Crydee, a commotion at the lighthouse and a mysterious approaching ship raise the stakes. Roland may try to find solace in the arms of Princess Carline, but a greater threat looms on the horizon… one that could mean the end of Crydee itself!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

PRIDE & PREJUDICE #4 (of 5)
Written by NANCY HAJESKI
Penciled by HUGO PETRUS
Cover by SONNY LIEW
The drama persists! Lizzy’s in a tizzy, trying to find the truth of Mr. Darcy’s motivations, while dealing with her silly sisters and their persistently precocious ways!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

THE TROJAN WAR #3 (of 5)
Written by ROY THOMAS
Penciled by MIGUEL ANGEL
SEPULVEDA
Cover by DENNIS CALERO
This is a truly crucial issue as the man whose actions began the greatest conflict of ancient times, Paris, is slain in battle, leaving the woman he adored alone. And the invading Greeks make their most daring attempt to infiltrate the city of Troy and conquer it with—the Trojan Horse!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

SCOURGE OF THE GODS — THE FALL #1 (of 3)
Written by VALRIE MANGIN
Penciled by ALEKSA GAJC
Cover by ALEKSA GAJIC
Exclusive U.S. Variant by
ALEKSA GAJIC
Adaptation by PAUL BENJAMIN
Can even the Gods themselves control their destiny when everything seems to prove that their lives are a tragedy written thousands of years ago, that is now replaying itself on a cosmic level? The Hun king Atilla finally got what he wanted: the secret stellar coordinates of Rome, the capital planet of the Orbis. He will finally be able to become not only master of the Roman Empire, but the entire known universe. Finally, he will be a God. There is but one obstacle standing between him and eternal glory: the patrician Aetius, who is secretly Atilla’s lost lover Flavia Aetia, the immortal incarnation of the goddess of chaos, in disguise. Their confrontation will be merciless…
56 PGS./Mature …$5.99

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ #8 (of 8)
Written by ERIC SHANOWER
Pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
The search for Glinda, Good Witch of the South, is full of danger—a giant spider-monster that eats whole animals like a spider does flies. It’s full of strangeness—a whole village of living china statues. And it’s full of both danger and strangeness—little armless folks who shoot their heads as missiles. But Glinda remains Dorothy’s final hope to reach home, so Dorothy and her friends must brave the journey.
32 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

PUNISHER: FRANK CASTLE MAX #72
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Penciled by GORAN PARLOV
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
‘WELCOME TO THE BAYOU,” PART 2
Frank thought he was only passing through the Louisiana Bayou…until he crossed paths with a suspicious family of rednecks and decided to make their business his business.  The Geautreauxs are throwing themselves a barbeque with all the fixings – and Frank Castle is the main course.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

TERROR, INC. – APOCALYPSE SOON #4 (of 5)
Written by DavID Lapham
Pencils by Koi Turnbull
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
& JELENA KEVIC DJURDJEVIC
The pressure is on and the stakes are high – the extermination of all life on Earth! Terror and his unlikely allies race to contain the spread of a devastating biological weapon – and the outbreak’s already begun! Can the singular Mr. Terror fight this thing with his usual modus operandi of overwhelming violence, mutilation, and destruction? Who knows, but it’ll be awesome to find out!
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

DESTROYER #4 (of 5)
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Penciled by CORY WALKER
Cover by JASON PEARSON
Destroyer at long last comes face to face with the legions of HORDE — and buried deep within their secret base lays a threat like none Destroyer has ever faced before.  This issue, the violence gets turned up to awesome.  Make sure Destroyer is added to your pull list…or the next villain Destroyer murders could be YOU!
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

POWERS: THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION VOL. 3 HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
This deluxe hardcover collects Powers Vol. 6: The Sellouts and Powers Vol. 7: Forever, plus extras. In The Sellouts, a member of one of the classic supergroups falls victim to a seedy sex scandal, and the murder investigation takes Walker and Pilgrim on a journey that will forever change the way the world looks at superheroes. And in Forever, experience the origin of Powers! It’s a story that literally spans the history of man as all the mysteries of Powers and the Powers universe unfold, following a lone warrior’s trek through the greatest stories ever told. Collecting POWERS #25-37.
488 PGS./Mature Content …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3309-4
Trim size: oversized

KABUKI REFLECTIONS #14
Written by DAVID MACK
Art by DAVID MACK
Cover by DAVID MACK
This square-bound art book features new art and commentary, step-by-step techniques, and loads of never-before-seen extras — including figure drawings; paintings; album cover art; large art; live art shows; original scripts; art from the children’s book SHY CREATURES; and process not shown on the DVD documentary on Mack’s work, THE ALCHEMY OF ART: DAVID MACK from Herovideoproductions.com.
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$5.99
OFFERED AGAIN: REFLECTIONS #5-13 and THE ALCHEMY HC.
(including Alex Maleev, Jae Lee, Kent Williams & Mike Allred covers) and THE ALCHEMY HC.

ENDER’S SHADOW: BATTLE SCHOOL PREMIERE HC
Creative Director ORSON SCOTT CARD
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
A mysterious orphan on the streets of Rotterdam, no bigger than a bean, will change the world.  There’s only one student at Battle School smarter than Ender Wiggin—Bean.  Come join X-Men scribe Mike Carey (X-MEN: LEGACY, ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR) and drawn by the amazing Sebastian Fiumara (PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY) for the adaptation of a Sci-fi classic. Collecting ENDER’S SHADOW: BATTLE SCHOOL #1-5.
120 PGS./ Parental Advisory …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3596-8
Trim size: standard

ENDER’S GAME: BATTLE SCHOOL PREMIERE HC
Creative Director ORSON SCOTT CARD
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Penciled by PASQUAL FERRY
Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
There’s a war coming.  The same aliens who almost destroyed Earth once are coming back to get the whole job done this time.  But we aren’t going to just sit and die.  The international military is taking our best and brightest to mold them into the finest
military minds ever—and they’re taking them young.  8-year-old Ender Wiggin is the best they’ve ever found.  Can he save the Earth?  Can he survive Battle School and the game that they will force him to play?  The legendary sci-fi epic by New York Times Bestseller Orson Scott Card comes to comics!  Join hot writer Christopher Yost (X-FORCE) and superstar Pasqual Ferry (ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR, ULTIMATE IRON MAN) as they tell one of the greatest science fiction stories of all time. Collecting ENDER’S GAME: BATTLE SCHOOL #1-5.
120 PGS./ Parental Advisory …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3580-7
Trim size: standard

SOLEIL: SCOURGE OF THE GODS VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC
Written by VALRIE MANGIN
Penciled by ALEKSA GAJIC
Cover by ALEKSA GAJIC
Adaptation by PAUL BENJAMIN
After a thousand years of peace, the Orbis — the Roman Galactic Empire that thought itself almighty — trembles down to its foundations. The Huns, savage warriors that came out of nowhere, are trying to conquer it. King Attila has already pillaged and burned dozens of planets without any legion being able to stop him or even slow him down. And unfortunately for Rome — Kerka, the Hun’s goddess of chaos herself — is back. But the Gods have a taste for tragedy: Kerka has been reincarnated in the body of Flavia Aetia, a young Roman girl. Is Flavia truly this macabre divinity? Is she the by-product of a terrifying plot? Or is she only the victim of a terrible destiny? A free adaptation of Hun king Attila and the Roman general Flavius Aetius’s confrontation, SCOURGE OF THE GODS replays the eternal struggle between order and chaos on the galactic level. Halfway between sci-fi and heroic fantasy, the huge epic fresco proclaims antique grandeur as well as the barbarism that lies in our future. Collecting SOLEIL: SCOURGE OF THE GODS #1-3.
152 PGS./Mature …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3233-2
Trim size: standard

THE ODYSSEY PREMIERE HC
Written by ROY THOMAS
(based on the epic by HOMER)
Penciled by GREG TOCCHINI
Cover by GREG TOCCHINI
Odysseus, one of the great Greek warriors of the Trojan War, has not arrived home. His ship is blown off course by the vengeful sea god Poseidon, thus leading the hero into a series of awesome adventures that form a cornerstone of Western literature. This Homeric epic has been told and retold and now it receives the grand Marvel Illustrated treatment courtesy of classic scribe Roy Thomas (THE ILIAD) and penciler Greg Tocchini (THOR: SON OF ASGARD). It’s the greatest voyage in all mythology. Collecting MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: THE ODYSSEY #1-8.
192 PGS./Parental Advisory …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-1908-1
Trim size: standard