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MONTHLY COMICS OF NOTE
SECRET INVASION CHRONICLES #1 (of 9)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by JIM CHEUNG & BILLY TAN
Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT
Experience SECRET INVASION — the premiere crossover event of 2008 that changed the Marvel Universe forever — presented for the first time in chronological order with all major tie-ins! The story begins in NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI #1, when the veil is lifted on the superhuman world’s most secret organization. Then in NEW AVENGERS #44, watch as the group’s darkest secret begins to tear them apart. And in ILLUMINATI #5, the group gets together for the first time since Planet Hulk and the Civil War to deal with the shocking reveals in NEW and MIGHTY AVENGERS. But not everyone in the cabal is who they say they are. Its a throw-down drag-out that opens the door to SECRET INVASION.
72 PGS./Rated T+ ...$5.99
OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #3
Written by VARIOUS
Continuing the chronicle of the Marvel Universe, starting with Spider-Man (from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #113 on), Iron Man (from IRON MAN #6 on) and the X-Men (from UNCANNY X-MEN #126 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: YOUR UNIVERSE #2
MS. MARVEL #2
128 PGS./Rated T+ ...$5.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY VOL. 2 HC
Written by STAN LEE & VARIOUS
Penciled by RUSS HEATH, BILL EVERETT, DON PERLIN, GEORGE TUSKA, DICK AYERS, MYRON FASS, PAUL REINMAN, MORT LAWRENCE, VINCE COLLETTA, JACK ABEL, TONY DIPRETA, HARRY ANDERSON VIC CARRABOTTA, PETE TUMLINSON, ROBERT Q. SALE, AL LUSTER, DOUG WILDEY, AL EADEH, BILL WALTON, JOHN FORTE, DON LORRINO, DICK BRIEFER, PABLO FERRO, MANNIE BANKS, HOWARD POST & MORE
Cover by RUSS HEATH
It’s time again to journey into the deepest, darkest, most terrifying recesses of Marvel history, so make sure you’ve got batteries in your flashlight and prepare yourself for another deadly dose of pre-Code horror! In 1953 the gloves were off, and for a thin dime you could experience all the horrors of the human imagination as portrayed in despondent four-color gorey. So if you’re the sort that likes weird and shocking tales, shamble on up for ten issues of wall-to-wall zombies, ghosts, vampires and devil-dealing ne’er-do-wells illustrated by the very best of the Atlas Era! Collecting JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #11-20.
272 PGS/All Ages ...$59.99
272 PGS./Rated A $59.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AVENGERS VOL. 9 HC
Written by ROY THOMAS with HARLAN ELLISON
Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA with SAL BUSCEMA, HERB TRIMPE & FRANK GIACOIA
Rascally Roy Thomas and Big John Buscema are back again with another batch of true Avengers classics! They’ve packed so many fantastic firsts into these pages, there’s no time to delay so here we go: First you’ll meet a new face in the Marvel Universe, the Native American hero, Red Wolf! Then, it’s all-out invasion when the Zodiac take over Manhattan, followed by the first appearance of the Defender-to-be, Valkyrie and the Lady Liberators. Then comes a set of other-dimensional threats that helped defined a decade: the sword-and-sorcery menace, Arkon, and the evil super-team, the Squadron Sinister. Follow that up with the origin of the Black Panther, and a crossover classic penned by Roy and the award-winning titan of speculative fiction, Harlan Ellison, that pits the Avengers with the Hulk in an adventure that changed ol’ Greenskin forever. With guest-star appearances by Peter Parker, Aunt May, the Fantastic Four, Black Widow, the Inhumans’ Medusa, Professor X and Roy Thomas himself there’s no denying that the entire Marvel Universe has fallen in for this one, so reserve that copy today, True Believer! Collecting AVENGERS #80-88 & INCREDIBLE HULK #140.
224 PGS/All Ages ...$54.99
224 PGS./Rated A $54.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: WARLOCK VOL. 2 HC
Written by JIM STARLIN with BILL MANTLO
Penciled by JIM STARLIN with JOHN BYRNE
Cover by JIM STARLIN
The MARVEL MASTERWORKS line is proud to present one of comics’ most mind-blowingly cosmic sagas. At ’70s Marvel there was no who quite mastered the startling scope and high-concept complexity of truly cosmic adventure like writer/artist and overall Renaissance man, Jim Starlin. His first effort with Captain Marvel redefined a character. His second with Adam Warlock set the tone for star-spanning spectacle that is considered a high-water mark to this day. Taking the legacy laid out by Lee, Kirby, Thomas and Kane, Jim Starlin evolved Warlock to the next level, imbuing the character with the furies and inner demons of a man-god on the brink of insanity. Forced to confront the Magus, an evil version of himself, and the nihilistic menace, Thanos, Warlock’s conflicts weren’t just knuckle-grinding throw-downs, they were epic, existential struggles for the very soul. Culminating in the first-ever assembling of the Infinity Gems, and featuring the first appearances of such cosmic Marvel mainstays as Gamorra and Pip the Troll—not to mention an all-out struggle to save the universe joined by the Avengers, Captain Marvel and Spider-Man—this MASTERWORKs edition is definitive Marvel. So reserve that copy today, True Believer! Collecting STRANGE TALES #178-181, WARLOCK #9-15, MARVEL TEAM-UP #55, AVENGERS ANNUAL #7 and MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE ANNUAL #2.
320 PGS/All Ages ...$59.99
320 PGS./Rated A $59.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE X-MEN VOL. 1 TPB
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JACK KIRBY
Cover by JACK KIRBY & DEAN WHITE
Welcome to the uncanny world of Marvel’s mutant adventurers, the X-Men! Billled as “The Strangest Super-Heroes of All!” the X-Men blasted onto the comic-book scene in 1963, as the Marvel Comics revolution mounted a full-scale reinvention of four-color adventure like no other! You’ll feast your eyes on the foundation of one of comic’s most-famous franchises in these first ten issues. It’s all here from the very beginning with the debut of Cyclops, Angel, Beast, Iceman and Marvel Girl, Professor X’s teen team with a mission of peace and brotherhood for man and mutant, in their first battle with the Master of Magnetism, Magneto. You’ll also read the first appearances of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Marvel Universe mainstays, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, the villainous Blob and Unus the Untouchable, as well as the reinvention of the Golden Age jungle man, Ka-Zar! Written by Stan “The Man” Lee and illustrated by Jack “King” Kirby, it’s super-hero adventure at its very best! Collecting THE X-MEN #1-10.
248 PGS/All Ages ...$24.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE X-MEN VOL. 1 TPB — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 3 DM ONLY 248 PGS/All Ages ...$24.99
ULTIMATES BY MARK MILLAR & BRYAN HITCH OMNIBUS HC
Written by MARK MILLAR
Penciled by BRYAN HITCH & STEVE DILLON
Is even an Omnibus big enough to contain Millar and Hitch’s widescreen super-hero epic?! They are the greatest heroes the world has ever known: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the Wasp, Giant Man, Hawkeye, the Black Widow, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch! Brought together by Nick Fury, head of the elite espionage agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., the Ultimates are Earth’s last line of defense against a rising storm of strange new threats to humanity — menaces such as the rampaging monster known as the Hulk, and an army of shape-shifting aliens bent on destroying the world and killing all humankind. But just as they begin to get comfortable in their roles as international celebrities and America’s champions, things get hard! Can the Ultimates survive the Hulk’s execution, Thor’s imprisonment — and the advent of the Ultimate Defenders?! The world’s greatest heroes are in for the battle of the century — and not all of them will be walking away! Collecting ULTIMATES #1-13, ULTIMATES 2 #1-13, ULTIMATES ANNUAL #1 and ULTIMATES 2 #1 VARIANT SKETCH EDITION.
896 PGS./Parental Advisory...$99.99
IMMORTAL IRON FIST BY MATT FRACTION, ED BRUBAKER & DAVID AJA OMNIBUS HC
Written by ED BRUBAKER & MATT FRACTION
Penciled by DAVID AJA, TRAVEL FOREMAN, SAL BUSCEMA, RUSS HEATH, JOHN SEVERIN, HOWARD CHAYKIN, DAN BRERETON, TONCI ZONJIC, JELENA KEVIC DJURDJEVIC, KANO, KHARI EVANS, LEANDRO FERNANDEZ, NICK DRAGOTTA, MIKE AND LAURA ALLRED, MITCH BREITWEISER & LEWIS LAROSA
Cover by DAVID AJA
Experience a brand-new kind of Iron Fist story – one steeped in legends and fables, magic and adventure, and a historical sweep that stretches back through the centuries – as the living weapon returns in this hard-hitting martial-arts epic by Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, David Aja and a who’s who of artistic collaborators! Orphaned as a child and raised in the lost city of K’un-Lun, Danny Rand returned to America as the mystical martial artist Iron Fist – but all his kung-fu skills can’t help him find his place in the modern world. After learning the hard way that the centuries-spanning legacy of the Iron Fist holds more secrets than he ever dreamed possible, Danny is ushered to the fabled city of K’un-Lun to fight in a tournament against the Immortal Weapons of the Seven Capital Cities of Heaven. It is a round of games that occurs every 88 years as the different cities connect together on the same mystical plane. At stake is the life of his friend, the legacy of his father and mentor, and the future of K’un-Lun. And despite the awesome new powers and knowledge granted to him by the mysterious Orson Randall, will Danny be ready when the tournament calls his name? Plus: There have been sixty-six men and women to carry the mantle of the Immortal Iron Fist. Witness their story in The Book of the Iron Fist. Collecting IMMORTAL IRON FIST #1-16, CIVIL WAR: CHOOSING SIDES, ANNUAL #1, ORSON RANDALL AND THE GREEN MIST OF DEATH and THE ORIGIN OF DANNY RAND.
500 PGS./Rated T+ ...$74.99
DAREDEVIL BY ED BRUBAKER & MICHAEL LARK OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MICHAEL LARK, STEFANO GAUDIANO, DAVID AJA, LEE WEEKS, MARKO DJURDJEVIC, JOHN ROMITA SR., GENE COLAN, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, ALEX MALEEV & LEE BERMEJO
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Longtime DD fans will not be disappointed as the critically acclaimed, award-winning creative team of Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark leave their mark on one of comics' most enduring legends! For the past few years, Matt Murdock’s life has been teetering on the edge of destruction. Now, pushed beyond the limit, he finds himself behind the eight ball with no clear way out, the people he calls friends slowly deserting him, and Hell’s Kitchen gradually slipping out of control. The question is, when his back is against the wall, just how far will Daredevil go to get back what is his? And if you think Matt’s life is going to start getting simpler after that, think again! As he tries to find a way to move forward, a threat from his past begins to creep toward daylight. And with the post-Civil War fallout all around him, he finds himself fighting a battle on both fronts of his life: in the courtroom and on the rooftops of Hell's Kitchen! Nominated for three Eisner Awards – Best Continuing Series, Best Writer and Best Penciler-Inker Team! Collecting DAREDEVIL #82-105.
608 PGS./Rated T+ ...$74.99
AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED: IRON MAN, THOR & CAPTAIN AMERICA HC
Written by MIKE AVON OEMING, MARK RICKETTS, JOHN JACKSON MILLER, ROBERT KIRKMAN & PRIEST
Penciled by ANDREA DIVITO, TONY HARRIS, SCOTT KOLINS, JORGE LUCAS, SCOT EATON & JOE BENNETT
Cover by STEVE EPTING
The repercussions of the worst day in Avengers history reverberate throughout the lives of the mightiest of them all: Thor, Iron Man and Captain America! The end is nigh for the gods of Asgard, and only Thor and his Avengers allies might be able to stave off Ragnarok — but will the Thunder God be Asgard’s savior, or the architect of its downfall? Beset by allegations that Tony Stark has lost his battle with the bottle, Iron Man must face off against his evil doppelganger, which has embarked on a murderous rampage aimed at those in charge of Stark Enterprises! Plus: When Tony Stark is ordered to recover sensitive, top-secret materials from Avengers Mansion, his duties as Secretary of State come into conflict with his standing as an Avenger — in the most explosive way possible! Reeling from recent events, Captain America is forced to choose between his partner — the fugitive Falcon — and his principles while suffering an enigmatic battle fatigue that replays his worst failure and presents the Scarlet Witch as his only refuge. Meanwhile, all is not right within S.H.I.E.L.D. — what does it have to do with a certain Red-Skulled villain who’s been lurking in the background? Collecting THOR #80-85, IRON MAN #84-89, CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE FALCON #5-7 and CAPTAIN AMERICA #29-32.
448 PGS./Rated T+ ...$49.99
PUNISHER MAX VOL. 5 HC
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN & GORLAN PARLOV
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
Barracuda's back. The most dangerous foe the Punisher has ever faced has found a chink in his enemy's armor, one even Frank Castle himself doesn't know about. Heart full of blackest hate and loving every minute of it, he's out to crush the vigilante to pulp – and take his time over killing what remains. But Castle has a lifetime of slaughter behind him, and who knows how lethal he might yet become? Then, watch as Garth Ennis concludes his seminal run on Punisher in style. Thirty-five years ago, the Fifth Cavalry disgorged their troops on an isolated Vietnamese hilltop and was met by a scene of utter devastation. The final body count ran to well over seven-hundred — almost two-hundred of them American soldiers. Standing alone amidst the carnage, a sole survivor: Captain Frank Castle. Now, the Punisher is about to face his stiffest test: He’s hunted big game in his day, but none as big as this. Five men with unlimited resources. Men who’d put anything between themselves and the Punisher’s bullet. Men who know exactly who he is — and how to fight him. Collecting PUNISHER #50-60.
280 PGS./Explicit Content ...$34.99
HULK: SKAAR - SON OF HULK VOL. 1 HC
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by RON GARNEY, CARLO PAGULAYAN & JHEREMY RAAPACK
Born in fire. Raised by monsters. Destined to smash. On an alien planet shattered by war, no one is stronger than Skaar, the savage Son of Hulk. But as a Fillian warlord, an Imperial princess, and a mysterious Earthman spread chaos through the wastelands, will Skaar save the puny survivors -- or eat them? Another epic fever dream from Greg Pak, writer of "Planet Hulk" and "World War Hulk" -- featuring the return of fan-favorite Hulk artist Ron Garney! Also, as Skaar and Omaka make their way towards Prophet Rock, frightened refugees tell terrifying tales of unbounded power that could rock the very foundations of Planet Sakaar. Collecting SKAAR: SON OF HULK #1-6, SAVAGE WORLD OF SAKAAR and material from HULK FAMILY.
192 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$29.99
PREMIERE EDITION HARDCOVERS
DARK TOWER: TREACHERY PREMIERE HC
Written by ROBIN FURTH & PETER DAVID
Art & Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
The ka-tet of Roland, Alain and Cuthbert have returned safely to their home in Gilead. But all is not well. Roland has kept the evil Maerlyn’s Grapefruit and has become obsessed with peering into its pinkish depths despite the deadly toll it’s taken on his health. And what the young gunslinger sees brings him the darkest of nightmares. Meanwhile, Roland’s father has led a posse in search of those who threatened his son’s life in Hambry—John Farson and the Big Coffin Hunters. And in this encounter, Stephen Deschain’s life may be forfeit. Collecting DARK TOWER: TREACHERY #1-6.
144 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$24.99
IMMORTAL IRON FIST VOL. 4: THE MORTAL IRON FIST PREMIERE HC
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Penciled by TRAVEL FOREMAN & GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Marvels’ kickingest, punchingest, kung-fu-iest book just got bigger! Following the character-redefining, critically-acclaimed, fan-favorite events of “The Seven Capital Cities of Heaven,” the all-new IMMORTAL IRON FIST creative team of Duane Swierczynski (CABLE) and Travel Foreman (ARES) takes it to the next explosive level! Think you know everything there is to know about the traditions of the Immortal Iron Fist? If you do, then why’s Danny sweating bullets over an inescapable legacy that’s haunted the Iron Fists for centuries, huh? Tell us that, if you’re so smart. What was the deeper meaning of Xao’s ominous threat? And what incredible new adventure are Danny’s fellow Immortal Weapons embarking upon? Collecting IMMORTAL IRON FIST #17-20 and DEATH QUEEN SPECIAL.
136 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
MS. MARVEL VOL. 6: ASCENSION PREMIERE HC
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by MARCOS MARZ, GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & MARK ROBINSON
Cover by FRANK MARTIN JR.
In the days following the Secret Invasion, there is a death in the family. Brian Reed (SECRET INVASION: SPIDER-MAN) and Marcos Marz (Batman) begin the tale of Ms. Marvel's new life post-Secret Invasion. Then, it's Marvel Pirate Mania as the Storyteller returns! Gavin is a young man with the ability to reshape the world in his image, but when he crosses paths with Ms. Marvel once more, dark secrets are revealed, and Gavin's life takes a dark turn. Plus: it's a Brand New Day as Ms. Marvel and the Amazing Spider-Man cross paths. Can they settle their own differences and save Manhattan from menacing mechanized malcontents? Collecting MS. MARVEL #31-34, MS. MARVEL SPECIAL: STORYTELLER and MS. MARVEL ANNUAL #1.
160 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
RUNAWAYS: DEAD WRONG PREMIERE HC
Written by TERRY MOORE
Penciled by HUMBERTO RAMOS
The beginning of a whole new Runaways! Comics legend Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, Echo) and super-star artist Humberto Ramos (X-MEN, WOLVERINE, SPIDER-MAN) run back to Los Angeles with your favorite teen heroes. But it’s not the same city they left so long ago. The Runaways try to stay off the radar, but the sins of their parents won’t make that possible... Collecting RUNAWAYS VOL. 3 #1-6.
144 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
RUNAWAYS: DEAD WRONG PREMIERE HC (DM ONLY) 144 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE: SOPHOMORE JINX PREMIERE HC
Written by TERRY MOORE
Penciled by CRAIG ROUSSEAU
Cover by TERRY MOORE
At long, long, long, looooooooooooooooong last, SHE’S BACK! Mary Jane Watson, in her very own adventures! Superstar writer Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, upcoming RUNAWAYS) supplies story (and covers!) and artist Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts) brings his best for this all-new mini. It’s the beginning of a new high school year. MJ finally feels like she’s got her life in order. Good friends, good classes, good relationship with a certain Wall-Crawler...but is there someone behind the scenes that’s got it in for our rambunctious redhead? Collecting SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE SEASON 2 #1-5.
120 PGS./Ages 12 & Up ...$19.99
SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE: SOPHOMORE JINX PREMIERE HC (DM ONLY) 120 PGS./Ages 12 & Up ...$19.99
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: POWER & RESPONSIBILITY PREMIERE HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MARK BAGLEY
“With great power comes great responsibility.” In 1963, these prophetic words launched one of the most successful and recognizable characters of the 20th century... Spider-Man! The powers granted bookish Peter Parker by a radioactive spider have fueled the imaginations of fans worldwide for nearly 40 years. With the dawning of a new age, however, comes a hero for a new millennium... Ultimate Spider-Man! Updating Spider-Man for the 21st centiry was no easy task, and it took the brilliant minds of Bill Jemas and Brian Michael Bendis to do just that. With the artistic talents of Mark Bagley and Art Thhibert breathing new life into this legendary mythos, Spider-Man has reasserted himself as one of the most popular characters in the world! Collecting ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1-7.
200 PGS./Rated A ...$24.99
X-MEN: PHOENIX RISING PREMIERE HC
Written by ROGER STERN, JOHN BYRNE & BOB LAYTON
Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA, JOHN BYRNE & JACKSON GUICE
She was a mutant. She was a telepath. She was dead. PHOENIX. Now, Jean Grey walks the earth again. How will her friends, her enemies, and her one true love react to the fiery spectacle of Phoenix Rising? Collecting AVENGERS #263, FANTASTIC FOUR #286, X-FACTOR #1 and material from CLASSIC X-MEN #8 & #43.
136 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
X-MEN: PHOENIX RISING PREMIERE HC — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 25
136 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
AVENGERS: HAWKEYE PREMIERE HC
Written by STAN LEE, MARK GRUENWALD, ROGER STERN, STEVEN GRANT, DAVID MICHELINIE & MIKE FRIEDRICH
Penciled by DON HECK, JOHN BYRNE, MARK GRUENWALD, BRETT BREEDING, ELIOT R. BROWN, GEORGE EVANS, JIMMY JANES & BRUCE PATTERSON
Covers by MARK GRUENWALD & JOHN BYRNE
The Ace Archer of the Avengers in some of his sharpest adventures! His beginnings as a malfeasant marksman! His solo stand against X-Men adversary Deathbird! Plus: double-costumed debuts for Hawkeye's future bride Bobbi Morse, a.k.a. Agent 19, and the couple's whirlwind romance in Hawkeye's first miniseries! Guest-starring the Black Widow, Spider-Man and more! Collecting HAWKEYE #1-4, TALES OF SUSPENSE #57, MARVEL SUPER ACTION #1, AVENGERS #189 and MARVEL TEAM-UP #95.
184 PGS./ Rated T+ ...$24.99
AVENGERS: HAWKEYE PREMIERE HC— VARIANT EDITION VOL. 22
184 PGS./ Rated T+ ...$24.99
SOLEIL: SAMURAI - LEGEND VOL. 1 PREMIERE HC
Written by JEAN-FRANCOIS DI GIORGIO
Penciled by FRÉDÉRIC GENÊT
The European best-seller – now finally presented in English! Writer Jean-Francois Di Giorgio and artist Frédéric Genêt tap into the rich mythology of the noble Samurai, creating a nuanced look at the fabled Japanese warriors. Having become a samurai, Takeo feels strong enough to confront his past. On the borders of Japan, a terrible plan is being plotted: General Akuma, one of the Empire’s most influential figures, seems to be dead set on betraying the Emperor to his own advantage. However, a grave secret links the two men: the 13th prophet. Meanwhile, Takeo hopes to discover who he is. Why did he grow up in a monastery? And why was he abandoned by his brother ten years earlier? His quest will put him in deep torment, placing him in the middle of the dark destiny of the Empire and the 13th prophet! Collecting SOLEIL: SAMURAI #1-4.
200 PGS./Mature ...$24.99
OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z VOL. 7 PREMIERE HC
Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, SEAN MCQUAID, MICHAEL HOSKIN, STUART VANDAL, RONALD BYRD, DAVID WILTFONG, MADISON CARTER, MIKE FICHERA, CHAD ANDERSON, CHRIS BIGGS, ERIC J. MOREELS, MARK O'ENGLISH, AL SJOERDSMA, JACOB ROUGEMONT, GABRIEL SHECHTER, ANTHONY FLAMINI, JEPH YORK, MICHEL GARIEPY, RICH GREEN, PETER SANDERSON & MARKUS ETTLINGER
Penciled by VARIOUS
Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
Marvelous mutants (Maggott, Magik, Magma, Magneto, Marauders, Marrow, Marvel Girl, Mastermind, Maverick, Meggan, Mercury, Layla Miller, Mimic, Mr. Sinister, Moonstar, Morlocks, Morph, Multiple Man, MLF, Mystique)! Mighty Avengers (Mantis, Masters of Evil, Mockingbird, Moon Knight, Moondragon, Namor)! Fantastic friends and foes (Alicia Masters, Medusa, Mr. Fantastic, Mole Man, Molecule Man)! Spider-foes (Molten Man, Mysterio)! History's greatest fiends (Maestro, Mandarin, Master Khan, Mephisto, MODOK, Morgan Le Fay)! Monsters (Man-Thing, Morbius)! The world of MC2! Heroes old (Miss America) and young (Victor Mancha)! Mille the Model? It can only be the latest volume of the most comprehensive Handbook of the Marvel Universe ever assembled!
240 PGS./Rated T+ ...$24.99
DEADPOOL VOL. 1: SECRET INVASION PREMIERE HC
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by PACO MEDINA
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
The Merc with a Mouth is back, even deadlier and more deranged than before! The planet has been invaded by Skrulls, everything’s gone topsy-turvy...but, in Deadpool’s world, that just means it’s Monday! Crazy times call for crazy men, but c’mon, this guy’s insane! Like it or not, Deadpool may be the only person on the planet who can save us...but who’s to say he wants to? An explosive debut story by writer Daniel Way (WOLVERINE: ORIGINS, GHOST RIDER, BULLSEYE: GREATEST HITS) and fan-favorite artist Paco Medina (NEW WARRIORS, NEW X-MEN)! Deadpool: His madness is his method! You won’t want to miss it! Collecting DEADPOOL #1-5.
120 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$ 19.99
WOLVERINE: TALES OF WEAPON X GN-HC
Written by FRED VAN LENTE & MARC SUMERAK
Penciled by ANDREA DIVITO, MARK ROBINSON & GURIHIRU
Cover by MICHAEL RYAN
Collecting six action-packed tales from Wolverine’s mysterious past! First, join Charles Xavier as he journeys deep into Wolverine's mind on a quest for answers that will shed new light on one of the darkest periods of Logan's life — his days in the Weapon X program! It's a brand-new look at the horrifying history of Marvel's most prominent mutant! Next, return to the early days of the all-new, all-different X-Men for new solo adventures of Wolverine and Kitty Pryde. Professor X pairs up green recruit Kitty with the been-everywhere, done-everything vet Logan — and neither of them is all that happy about it. Plus, see what happens when the Power kids go on a field trip to the coolest school on the planet — the Xavier Institute! Collecting WEAPON X: FIRST CLASS #1-3, WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #1-2 and WOLVERINE AND POWER PACK #2.
144 PGS./Rated A ...$14.99
Written by MARVEL
Cover by TODD NAUCK
He’s Marvel’s most popular mutant...and the best there is at what he does! Now, for the first time ever, experience the storied saga of everybody’s favorite feral X-Man IN HIS OWN WORDS – fully illustrated with archival images from more than 30 years worth of comic-book appearances!
200 PGS./All Ages ...$14.99
FRANKLIN RICHARDS: NOT-SO-SECRET INVASION DIGEST
Written by MARC SUMERAK & CHRIS ELIOPOULOS
Penciled by CHRIS ELIOPOULOS
Move over, Mr. Fantastic – the progeny of Marvel's First Family has a brand-new digest! Franklin Richards returns with this brand-new collection. Join Franklin and his robot pal H.E.R.B.I.E. as they head into Reed’s lab for all kinds of fantastic fun, amazing adventures and more trouble than you can shake an Ultimate Nullifier at! This compilation is bound to bring out the kid in every reader! Collecting FRANKLIN RICHARDS: SPRING BREAK, NOT-SO-SECRET INVASION, SUMMER SMACKDOWN and SONS OF GENIUSES.
112 PGS./All Ages ...$9.99
MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR: DOOMED IF YOU DON’T DIGEST
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by DAVID HAHN
Cover by SALVA ESPIN
All adventure, all action, for all ages! Join Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch and the Thing for a wild ride of all-new, unforgettable exploits! Featuring Devil Dinosaur, Collector, Moondragon and Doctor Doom! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #41-44.
96 PGS./All Ages ...$9.99
WOLVERINE BY CLAREMONT & MILLER TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by FRANK MILLER & PAUL SMITH
The master of mutants joins the master of ninjas in Wolverine's first solo series – replete with romance, intrigue and mayhem! Our beleaguered berserker's in Japan on a mission of the heart, if he can survive the Hand first! Plus: the introduction of everyone's favorite riotous ronin, Yukio! Collects WOLVERINE #1-4, plus UNCANNY X-MEN #172-173.
144 PGS./Rated T+ ...$16.99
WOLVERINE: WEAPON X TPB (NEW PRINTING)
Written by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH
Penciled by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH
Wolverine's a lot of things to a lot of people, but to one infamous enclave he was nothing but a weapon. And weapons kill people. They found that out well enough. Find out for yourself in this prequel to recent revelations of the murderous mysteries that have mesmerized our favorite mutant! Collecting MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #72-84.
136 PGS./Rated T+ ...$16.99
PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY GN
Written by ROY THOMAS (BASED ON THE NOVEL BY OSCAR WILDE)
Penciled by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
Cover by GERALD PAREL
A new Marvel Illustrated epic! Painter Basil Hallward has done a portrait of a strange subject—youthful Dorian Gray, a man with a mysterious and tangled history. The young man broods on how unfair it is that he will age and his portrait will remain ever young. He wishes with all his might that it were otherwise – and in some bizarre, magical way – it is! This is a novel of dark wonders brilliantly brought to life in the heralded Marvel Illustrated style. Collecting MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY #1-6.
152 PGS./Rated T+ ...$14.99
SECRET INVASION: INHUMANS TPB
Written by JOE POKASKI
Penciled by TOM RANEY
The hunt for Black Bolt begins! You learned that he was replaced by the Skrulls in New Avengers: Illuminati, now it’s time to find out if the Inhumans’ former king is dead or alive! How will the loss of their leader tear apart the Royal Family? Can the mighty monarch recover from this personal blow – that is, if he’s even still living? And how far will Medusa, Crystal, Triton, Karnak and Gorgon go to find their disposed king? Writer Joe Pokaski (TV’s Heroes) and artist Tom Raney (Annihilation: Conquest) unite for an adventure that not only expands the events of this year’s biggest story, but will lead to huge events in 2009! Collecting SECRET INVASION: INHUMANS #1-4 and “The origin of... the Incomparable Inhumans!” from THOR #146-147.
112 PGS./Rated T+ ...$14.99
SECRET INVASION: X-MEN TPB
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by CARY NORD
Cover by TERRY DODSON
It’s aliens vs. mutants as the Skrull Invasion hits the West Coast! X-Scribe Mike Carey and super-hot artist Cary Nord (ULTIMATE HUMAN) bring you a story that will shock X-Fans and have everyone talking for years to come. The Skrulls don’t expect the X-Men when they hit San Francisco, but don’t think they don’t have something very special prepared for Cyclops and his army when they find them at their new home. Plus, a classic story of Skrull deception involving the X-Men by the legendary John Byrne. Collecting SECRET INVASION: X-MEN #1-4 and FANTASTIC FOUR #250.
136 PGS./Rated T+ ...$14.99
SECRET INVASION: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TPB
Written by BRIAN REED & MARC GUGGENHEIM
Penciled by MARCO SANTUCCI & MIKE MCKONE
Cover by MIKE MCKONE
New York is full of Skrulls and Spider-Man... where the heck is Spider-Man, anyway? Now, thanks to Brian Reed (MS. MARVEL) and exciting newcomer Marco Santucci, Jackpot and the rest of the cast of Brand New Day must pick up Spidey’s slack and go toe-to-toe with Super-Skrulls-- including one that might just be Spidey himself! Plus, one of the biggest mysteries of BRAND NEW DAY is revealed! Who is the mysterious Jackpot? What is her dark and mysterious secret? And how does Walter Declun (Wolverine: Civil War) play a part in it? We're not telling, but Marc Guggenheim and Mike McKone are! Collecting SECRET INVASION: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1-3 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2008 ANNUAL.
112 PGS./Rated A ...$14.99
SECRET INVASION: WHO DO YOU TRUST? TPB
Written by ZEB WELLS, BRIAN REED, MIKE CAREY, JEFF PARKER, CHRISTOS N. GAGE & JOHN RHETT THOMAS
Penciled by MIKE PERKINS, LEONARD KIRK & LEE WEEKS
Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
Five stories from across the Marvel Universe, illuminating key elements of the SECRET INVASION! Captain Marvel takes a stand! Marvel Boy makes a choice! Wonder Man and the Beast face off! Abigail Brand, Agent of SWORD finds the foe! And the Agents of Atlas enter the fight! Plus, the Secret Invasion has been underway for years. For how long and to what extent, Tony Stark is not sure, but there is one thing he does know: Now is not the time for complacency. Following hot on the heels of the stunning revelation that Skrulls have been masquerading as Elektra and Black Bolt, Stark puts his best data-mining technology to the test to piece together their treacherous plot. From their first encounter with the Fantastic Four through the current invasion of Earth. Also, Ever since the dawning of the Marvel Age of heroes, the Skrulls have been known as scheming, conniving, insidious interlopers in the affairs not just of Earth, but the whole universe. Now, get the Skrulls' side of the story! Who are they, what drives them, and what are their ultimate goals? Featuring detailed information about the full expanse of Skrull history – including biographical data of classic Skrulls through the ages, reprints of key moments from Skrull history and original material that will help form a deeper understanding of the Skrull race...all from a Skrull perspective. Collecting SECRET INVASION: WHO DO YOU TRUST?, SAGA, SKRULLS! and MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: SECRET INVASION.
176 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
SECRET INVASION: THOR TPB
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
The Skrulls are coming for Asgard, and they’ve got the gods in their sights! But it’s not just the pantheon who stand to suffer the repercussions of the aliens’ secret invasion -- the citizens of small-town Broxton, Oklahoma are about to become collateral damage in the attack...and the God of Thunder must defend two cites at once! For a job this big, Thor will have to turn to one of his oldest and closest allies...Beta Ray Bill! Collecting SECRET INVASION: THOR #1-3 and THOR #142.
96 PGS./Rated T+ ...$14.99
MIGHTY AVENGERS VOL. 3: SECRET INVASION BOOK 1 TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by ALEX MALEEV, KHOI PHAM & JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Nick Fury is back! As the war with the Skrulls reaches a fever pitch in SECRET INVASION, MIGHTY AVENGERS answers many of the event’s most compelling questions: Where is Nick Fury, and what has he been up to? Who are the mysterious “Caterpillars”? What’s keeping the Sentry from taking out the shape-changing aliens single-handedly? And Hank Pym’s a Skrull...how the heck did that happen?! Featuring Fury, Sentry, Pym, Spider-Woman, the Wasp and the Avengers, these four stories excite and unnerve at the same time! Collects Mighty Avengers #12-15
112 PGS./Rated A ...$14.99
SECRET INVASION: NEW WARRIORS TPB
Written by KEVIN GREVIOUX
Penciled by KOI TURNBULL & REILLY BROWN
Cover by NIC KLEIN
Skrulls. Shape-changing aliens who have invaded Earth. Impersonating and replacing your friends and family. Maybe even taking the place of a brother. When an army of Skrulls arrives in Manhattan, Donyell Taylor asks: Was the Night Thrasher who died in Stamford, Connecticut really his brother? Or could it have been a Skrull? Desperate to find out if his brother is alive, Donyell rushes off to investigate. Little does he know, some familiar faces might be launching an investigation of their own. One that puts them on a collision course with their former teammate. From the pages of AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE, enter: Counter Force! Collecting NEW WARRIORS #14-20.
184 PGS./Rated T+ ...$24.99
MS. MARVEL VOL. 5: SECRET INVASION TPB
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by ADRIANA MELO
Cover by GREG HORN
Is Ms. Marvel on the front lines of the Secret Invasion...or is she part of the invasion?! Out—gunned and on the run, with S.H.I.E.L.D. convinced she’s a Skrull impostor, Ms. Marvel must fight for her identity and her life against her very own Lightning Strike Force! But when the Strike Force has a Ms. Marvel of their own, even Carol can’t be sure she’s Carol anymore!
Collecting MS. MARVEL #25-30.
160 PGS./Rated T+ ...$14.99
DAREDEVIL: LADY BULLSEYE TPB
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by CLAY MANN & MICHAEL LARK
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Matt Murdock encounters a shocking new face — Lady Bullseye! Who is she? Where did she come from? What does she want? And will she be a foe to Daredevil...or a friend? An alarming new chapter in the acclaimed DAREDEVIL run by Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark! LADY BULLSEYE!! Collecting DAREDEVIL #111-115.
120 PGS./Rated T+...$14.99
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 1: LEGACY TPB
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER
Cover by CLINT LANGLEY
Launching out of ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST, Marvel’s sci-fi heroes unite to protect the cosmos! Back-to-back Annihilation wars have weakened the boundaries of our universe. Dark gods and monsters are seeping through the cracks, reigning horror upon those still reeling from the recent calamities. In the face of terror, who stands to defend a desperate universe? Star-Lord and his squad of butt-kickers — the modern day Guardians of the Galaxy! You’ve heard that ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST rocks — the guy at the comic shop keeps telling you to try NOVA — well, now’s your chance to experience the glory that writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning and artist Paul Pelletier can unleash! All this...plus a wise-cracking raccoon and a telepathic dog! C’mon, people, time to lock and load! Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1-6.
152 PGS./Rated T+ ...$16.99
SHE-HULK VOL. 7: HERE TODAY... TPB
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by VAL SEMEIKS & MAHMUD ASRAR
Cover by MIKE DEODATO
This is it, the return of...the Savage She-Hulk?! Three months ago, Jennifer Walters – known throughout her career in the Marvel Universe as a high-profile lawyer – was disbarred. But why? Who engineered the scandal that resulted in our heroine losing the one thing that has defined her for so long? Time to answer all the questions...as a controversial side of the jade giantess erupts once again! Then, from the pages of INCREDIBLE HERCULES comes...yeah, you guessed it, Hercules! Plus, a sci-fi spectacular guest-starring the Lady Liberators and the female heroes from the Guardians of the Galaxy! Collecting SHE-HULK #28-30 and COSMIC COLLISION.
120 PGS./Rated T+ ...$14.99
PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL VOL. 4: JIGSAW TPB
Written by MATT FRACTION & RICK REMENDER
Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
All the players are assembled...the stage is set...the lights are lowered...and a conspiracy 18 issues in the making begins. This is it: the ultimate revenge saga as designed and engineered by Punisher's arch-rival, Jigsaw! He's killed off the loose ends from Frank Castle's life before the Punisher; he's replacing him on the streets with a leaner, meaner psychotic; and now Jiggy's taking out everyone and everything that Castle holds dear and framing him for it. And this is just the bloody beginning. Collecting PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #18-23.
144 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$15.99
SQUADRON SUPREME: THE PRE-WAR YEARS TPB
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils & Cover by GARY FRANK
It all starts here! Hyperion, Nighthawk, Blur, Power Princess, Doctor Spectrum and the rest of the deadliest super-team around are joined by a new group of super heroes, as only J. Michael Straczynski and Gary Frank can imagine! As the U.S. government plots to create two teams of super-powered agents to crush enemies both domestic and foreign, Mark Milton -- a.k.a. Hyperion -- has plans of his own. Plans that could uproot the government’s control over its super-powered population and force them to contend with the ever-growing threat of Mark’s constant insubordination. Collecting SQUADRON SUPREME #1-5 and the never-before-reprinted #6-7.
168 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$16.99
SQUADRON SUPREME: POWER TO THE PEOPLE TPB
Written by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Penciled by MARCO TURINI
Cover by GREG LAND
They were gods walking the Earth... powerful but flawed, they dreamed of remaking the world in their image. After their apocalyptic battle with Redstone, and after their terrifying fight with the Ultimate Universe, that dream has become a nightmare. While mankind struggles to rebuild, new heroes appear—and Nick Fury, left behind after the hit ULTIMATE POWER limited series, learns the shocking secrets of four astronauts who returned to Earth...changed. Join comics legend HOWARD CHAYKIN and newcomer MARCO TURINI to ask the question—whatever happened to the Squadron Supreme? Collecting SQUADRON SUPREME (2008) #1-6.
144 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$16.99
NEW MUTANTS CLASSIC VOL. 4 TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by BILL SIENKIEWICZ & STEVE LEIALOHA
To rescue their mentor's son and their ex-leader, the New Mutants travel across the world, to the past and the future, and deep into the astral plane! But to rescue their friends, they must face enemies hiding inside them — and within themselves! Plus: The Beyonder! Guest-starring Professor X, Storm, Shadowcat, Dazzler, Magneto, the White Queen and additional X-associates! Featuring the first appearance of Strong Guy! Collecting NEW MUTANTS #26-34.
224 PGS./Rated A ...$24.99
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - THE WONDER YEARS TPB
Written by JEFF PARKER & ROGER LANGRIDGE
Penciled by NICK DRAGOTTA, ROGER CRUZ, COLLEEN COOVER, PATRICK SCHERBERGER, MICHAEL CHO, ROGER LANGRIDGE, NICK KILISLIAN, DEAN HASPIEL, DAVID WILLIAMS & JEFF PARKER
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
For millions of years, mankind’s place on Earth was unchallenged — until five young people paved the way for a new kind of human! While students at the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast and Iceman taught the world what it meant to be X-Men. These are the hidden stories of the team that laid the foundation of a mutant dynasty! In this volume, the fledgling X-Men encounter MACHINE MAN, MEDUSA and the enigmatic MYSTERIO! Guest starring SPIDER-MAN and the FANTASTIC FOUR! Plus, the Beast starts conducting investigations into his own "X" files around the world! Are there aliens among us- or things even weirder? Collecting X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #11-16 and GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #1.
168 PGS./Rated A ...$19.99
ESSENTIAL POWER MAN AND IRON FIST VOL. 2 TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT, MIKE W. BARR, MARY JO DUFFY, DENNY O'NEIL, STEVEN GRANT, KURT BUSIEK & FRANK MILLER
Penciled by RUBY NEBRES, FRANK MILLER, KERRY GAMMILL, DENYS COWAN, RICARDO VILLAMONTE, KEITH POLLARD, GREG LAROCQUE, ERNIE CHAN & KLAUS JANSON
Cover by DENYS COWAN
Organized crime, interdimensional evil, espionage, vampirism, the Elite Odd Couple of the Eighties can handle it all! The origins of Power Man and Iron Fist are retold as figures from each past return to haunt both! Plus the savage Sabretooth! The untouchable Unus! Goldeneye, Stoneface, and Hammerhead! Also featuring more of New York's finest heroes: Daredevil, Moon Knight, el Aguila, and the Daughters of the Dragon! Special guest appearance by Elektra: Assassin! Collecting POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #76-100 and DAREDEVIL #178.
616 PGS./All Ages ...$16.99