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MONTHLY COMICS OF NOTE
OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #5
Written by VARIOUS
Continuing the chronicle of the Marvel Universe, starting with Spider-Man (from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #215 on), Iron Man (from IRON MAN #134) and the X-Men (from X-MEN #219 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 READING CHRONOLOGY
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
Cover by JORGE MOLINA
Seventy years of Marvel history has led to countless thousands of stories, many of which have been reprinted in various collected editions through the years. Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Wolverine, Daredevil, the X-Men and more have had dozens of volumes see print. You've probably got some on your shelf right now! But if you want more, or you’re just starting to build your library, all the choices at hand may be a little overwhelming — the timelines of your favorite characters a bit confusing. The MARVEL READING CHRONOLOGY will arm you with the information you need to maximize your reading experience! These easy-to-follow chronologies will guide you through your reading list and make you the merriest Marvelite on your block!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...FREE
THOR: TALES OF ASGARD BY STAN LEE & JACK KIRBY #1 (of 5)
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 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #97-104
48 PGS./Remastered Reprints/All Ages ...$3.99
OFFICIAL INDEX TO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #4
Written by AL SJOERDSMA, CHRIS BUCHNER, RONALD BYRD, MICHAEL HOSKIN, ERIC MOREELS, BOB SODARO, JEPH YORK & STUART VANDAL
Continuing the chronicle of the Marvel Universe, starting with Spider-Man (from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #170 on), Iron Man (from IRON MAN #70 on) and the X-Men (from UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #7 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
SECRET INVASION CHRONICLES #3 (of 9)
MARVEL: YOUR UNIVERSE #4
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA BLACK KNIGHT/YELLOW CLAW VOL. 1 HC
Written by STAN LEE, AL FELDSTEIN & VARIOUS
Penciled by JOE MANEELY, JACK KIRBY, JOHN SEVERIN, FRED KIDA & VARIOUS
From the heroic times of King Arthur to the dangers of the Cold War, the Atlas Era brings you the greatest adventure stories from the 1950s. Presenting the original series of two legendary characters that have bridged the decades – all the way from the Atlas Era to the Avengers and Agents of Atlas – Black Knight and Yellow Claw are must-haves for every Marvel maniac! Sir Percy of Scandia may appear to be a foppish weakling, too timid to fight and the scorn of Camelot, but only Merlin knows the truth: Sir Percy is the gallant Black Knight! Come to drive Modred de Monfort from King Arthur’s court, he wields the ebony blade against Norman invaders, dragons, imposters and usurpers to the throne. With the pencil of Atlas great, Joe Maneely, delineating the action,Black Knight is a sure-fire classic! Then comes Cold War tales of mystery, espionage and world domination from the pages of Yellow Claw! Illustrated by the incomparable trio of Joe Maneely, John Severin and —in a rare mid-50s Atlas appearance— Jack Kirby, F.B.I. Agent Jimmy Woo’s mission to capture the century-old mystic from the root of the Himalayas is packed with gritty crime and unimaginable adversaries, from mind-bending mutants and UFO the Lightning Man to Temujai the Golden Goliath and the Living Shadows! Collecting BLACK KNIGHT #1-5 & YELLOW CLAW #1-4.
256 PGS/All Ages ...$59.99
256 PGS./All Ages $59.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 11 HC
The Marvel Masterworks celebrate Spider-Man’s centennial bow with ten classic Spidey adventures created by a quartet of the greatest talents in comics’ history! Stan Lee and Gil Kane start it off with Peter Parker’s attempt to cure himself from his spider-powers gone horribly wrong. Yes, it’s the six-armed Spider-Man! And he’ll need the extra arms to handle Morbius the Living Vampire, in his first appearance, and the cold rage of Lizard. Rascally Roy Thomas joins the fray and then takes Spidey and his bikini-clad gal, Gwen Stacy, into the forgotten jungle known as the Savage Land to face towering beasts, Kraven the Hunter, and J. Jonah Jameson to boot! When Stan returns the Spider Slayer comes with him, and right behind him is the talented pencil of John Romita. In what Romita cites as the favorite artwork of his storied Spidey career, Stan and the Jazzy One leap into an adventure teaming up Spidey and Doctor Strange against a mystic threat from Vietnam while Flash Thompson’s life hangs in the balance! Comics don’t come better than this, so reserve that copy today, True Believer! Collecting THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #100-109.
256 PGS/All Ages ...$54.99
256 PGS./All Ages $54.99
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2 TPB
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by STEVE DITKO
Cover by STEVE DITKO & DEAN WHITE
Welcome back for another helping of Amazing Spider-Man milestones by the team that made the Webslinger a worldwide icon, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko! Their troubled teenager took comics by storm in 1962, and the first round of stories were just a warm up! In these pages you’ll be witness to the debut of more classic Spidey foes including Mysterio, Kraven the Hunter and no less than the Green Goblin himself! And as if one foe at a time wasn’t enough, the Sinister Six unite for the first time in the colossal AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1, a jam-packed 72-page Lee/Ditko extravaganza! Also featuring the rampaging Hulk, the Human Torch and Spidey’s first team-up with Daredevil, but as every Spider-phile knows, it’s not costumes alone that make the saga of Peter Parker so compelling, it’s his everyday cohorts. From Flash Thompson to Betty Brant, dear old Aunt May to “Jolly” Jonah Jameson, they make for incomparable drama, so don’t back, reserve that copy today, True Beliver! Collecting THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11-19 and ANNUAL #1.
288 PGS/All Ages ...$24.99
288 PGS./Rated A $24.99
HALO: UPRISING HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by ALEX MALEEV
The Eisner Award-winning team of superscribe Brian Michael Bendis and artist extraordinaire Alex Maleev unleash an epic story of mankind's struggle against the alien threat of the Covenant. Picking up from the conclusion of blockbuster video game Halo 2, the must-read saga reveals how the Master Chief, while onboard a hostile ship headed towards Earth, is battling against Covenant forces! Intertwined with Master Chief's interstellar one-man-war is the saga of a great American city's rebellion and downfall, two disparate lives' collision and shared fate, and the Convenant's hunt for an ancient relic of untold power and value. With hope dwindling and the fate of humanity hanging by a thread, is there any chance for a future? Journey into the Halo universe! Collecting HALO: UPRISING #1-4 and MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: HALO.
168 PGS./17 & Up ...$24.99
HULK: WORLD WAR HULK HC
Written by GREG PAK & PETER DAVID
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR., AL RIO, LEE WEEKS & SEAN PHILLIPS
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
An epic story of anger unbound! Exiled by a group of Marvel "heroes" to the savage alien planet of Sakaar, the Hulk raged, bled and conquered – rising from slave to gladiator to king. Now, the Hulk returns to Earth to wreak his terrible vengeance on Iron Man, Reed Richards, Doctor Strange and Black Bolt — and anyone else who gets in the way. Stronger than ever, accompanied by his monstrous Warbound gladiator allies and possessed by the fiercest and purest rage imaginable, the Hulk may just tear this stupid planet in half! Then in AFTERSMASH, heroes and monsters rise and fall as the events of "World War Hulk" reverberate through the blasted ruins of New York City with goliath impact. It’s a massive story featuring the Warbound, the Renegades, Heroes for Hire, Iron Man, Tom Foster, and Damage Control. Collecting WORLD WAR HULK #1-5, WORLD WAR HULK: AFTERSMASH, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: WORLD WAR HULK and PLANET HULK SAGA.
304 PGS./Rated T+ ...$34.99
X-MEN: MANIFEST DESTINY HC
Written by JASON AARON, MIKE CAREY, JAMES ASMUS & FRANK TIERI
Penciled by STEPHEN SEGOVIA, MICHAEL RYAN, TAKESHI MIYAZAWA, BEN OLIVER & CHRIS BURNHAM
Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
The X-Men have arrived in San Francisco—but Wolverine finds he’s left more than his heart there! Something happened in Chinatown more than 50 years ago...something that the people there still have not forgotten. And now Logan finds himself a marked man, pursued by fighters from every dojo in town--not to mention the mystical warriors of the criminal Triad and their merciless leader...who just happens to be Logan's ex-girlfriend. Also, Nightcrawler realizes a hard truth—he has to quit the X-Men. Don’t miss the departure of one of the most important characters in X-Men history. Also includes Iceman’s battle with an old, deadly foe and Avalanche’s experience running a bar in San Francisco. Plus, find out what Boom Boom has been up to since NEXTWAVE! Collecting WOLVERINE: MANIFEST DESTINY #1-4, X-MEN MANIFEST DESTINY: NIGHTCRAWLER #1 and X-MEN: MANIFEST DESTINY: ICEMAN, NIGHTCRAWLER, BOOM-BOOM & AVALANCHE.
192 PGS./Rated T+ ...$29.99
X-MEN: WORLDS APART HC
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Penciled by DIOGENES NEVES
Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
Over the course of her life, STORM has been many things: A thief. A goddess. An X-Man. A Wife. A Queen. But not until now have these roles come into conflict. When a mutant commits a mysterious murder in Wakanda, Storm takes it upon herself to investigate. And what she discovers will force her into a position where she must choose: Will she stand with the X-Men or with her husband? Writer Chris Yost (X-FORCE, NEW X-MEN) and up-and-coming artist Diogenes Neves bring you the series that will change Storm forever. Plus, relive the beginnings of the Black Panther and Storm romance with reprints of landmark issues MARVEL TEAM-UP #100 and BLACK PANTHER #26. Collecting X-MEN: WORLDS APART #1-4.
128 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
AVENGERS FOREVER HC
Written by KURT BUSIEK & ROGER STERN
Penciled by CARLOS PACHECO
Heroes out of time! Through the years, the Avengers have fought myriad villains and monsters, protecting Earth and her inhabitants from harm. No matter the odds, no matter the sacrifice, Earth's Mightiest Heroes have always found a way to reach victory. Now, they face a different kind of menace. A menace so great, it has made allies out of sworn enemies. This seemingly unconqerable enemy is... the future! Seven time-lost Avengers -- plucked from the past, present and future -- must protect longtime ally Rick Jones from death at the hands of Immortus, Master of Time. To find out why Rick Jones has been targeted for elimination, the Avengers join forces with Kang the Conqueror, one of the team's deadliest, most implacable foes -- and the ancient Immortus' younger self, as well -- in a cosmic battle that stretches from the Old West to the End of Time. And as they do so, they discover that they're fighting not just for one life, but for the very destiny of mankind, against a greater foe than they could possibly imagine. Collecting AVENGERS FOREVER #1-12.
296 PGS./Rated A ...$34.99
PREMIERE EDITION HARDCOVERS
THOR BY J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI VOL. 2 PREMIERE HC
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Penciled by MARKO DJURDJEVIC & OLIVIER COIPEL
We say thee HELL YEAH! With the mighty God of Thunder and Asgard to full glory, Thor is back in action with a vengeance! But as the Asgardians returned to this life and Thor returned to Midgard, so came the ills that have plagued the gods and man for millennia. Now, for the first time since their rebirth, Thor and his fellow hero-gods must venture forth from the Shining City to confront the growing evils that amass on their horizon – and within their walls. Plus, STAN LEE comes back to the party with a brand-new story to celebrate THOR #600! Collecting THOR #7-12 & THOR #600.
184 PGS./Rated T+ ...$24.99
CABLE VOL. 2: BACK TO EARTH PREMIERE HC
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Penciled by MICHEL LACOMBE, ARIEL OLIVETTI & KEN LASHLEY
In the aftermath of the “Messiah Complex” war, Cyclops took a leap of faith and allowed his son Cable to disappear into the time stream with the first new mutant birth since “M” day -- and the future of the dwindling mutant population -- tucked under his arm. Weeks later, he still waits for a sign, however small, that he made the right decision. When Bishop travels back to the present in search of intel that will aid his search for Cable and the mutant baby, he’sintercepted by the X-Force! With Cyclops eagerly waiting to interrogate his former comrade, it would appear that the game is over for the time-traveling cop. So why is Bishop smiling? Plus, If you think it’s tough being Cable, hopping through time with a bawling kid strapped to your chest, try stepping into Bishop’s shoes for a while. Yeah, you’re a tough, smart cop, and you’re no stranger to tracking time-traveling perps, but Cable is a new kind of quarry. Not only is he an X-Man who’s very familiar with the future, he’s also a highly-trained soldier who knows how to cover his tracks and leave dozens of down-and-dirty traps in his wake. For you, the stakes have never been higher. Collecting CABLE #6-10 and KING-SIZED CABLE.
160 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
X-FORCE VOL. 2: OLD GHOSTS PREMIERE HC
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
Penciled by MIKE CHOI, SONIA OBACK, ALINA URUSOV & CLAYTON CRAIN
X-Force is still reeling from the aftermath of their first mission, but there’s no rest for the wicked. Mutantkind’s enemies have multiplied, but Cyclops has a new target for his black-ops team...and even X-Force doesn’t believe who they’re going after next. Superstar artists MIKE CHOI and SONIA OBACK are on board as one of the X-Men’s oldest foes returns! Collecting X-FORCE #7-11.
120 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$19.99
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: WAR OF KINGS BOOK 1 PREMIERE HC
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER
Cover by CLINT LANGLEY
A new line-up! And Star-Lord...missing! The shocking revelations made at the end of their Secret Invasion adventure have ripped the team apart! Is there anyone left to continue the task of guarding the galaxy? Who are the new additions to the team? Is this volume going to be packed full of shocks and surprises? This is DnA and Pelletier...so what do you think? Join the book that has IGN.com raving: “It's witty, it's fun, and it's quickly becoming one of my favorite monthly titles from Marvel.” Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #7-10 and MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: WAR OF KINGS.
136 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
SPIDER-MAN NOIR PREMIERE HC
Written by DAVID HINE & FABRICE SAPOLSKY
Penciled by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Cover by DENNIS CALERO
With great power, there must also come great responsibility — and when those in power abuse it, it’s the people’s responsibility to remove them. The year is 1933, and New York City is not-so-secretly run by corrupt politicians, crooked cops, big businesses and suave gangland bosses like New York’s worst, the Goblin. But when a fateful spider-bite gives the young rabble-rouser Peter Parker the power to fight the mobster who killed his Uncle Ben, will even that be enough? It’s a tangled web of Great Depression pulp, with familiar faces like you’ve never seen them before! By “Hardboiled” David Hine, Fabrice “The Spider” Sapolsky and Carmine “Carbine” Di Giandomenico! Collecting SPIDER-MAN NOIR # 1-4.
112 PGS./Rated T+...$19.99
X-MEN: MAGNETO TESTAMENT PREMIERE HC
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Today, the whole world knows him as Magneto, the most radical champion of mutant rights that mankind has ever seen. But in 1935, he was just another schoolboy -- who happened to be Jewish in Nazi Germany. The definitive origin story of one of Marvel's greatest icons begins with a silver chain and a crush on a girl -- and quickly turns into a harrowing struggle for survival against the inexorable machinery of Hitler's Final Solution. Collecting X-MEN: MAGENTO TESTAMENT #1-5, this volume also features in-depth extras providing further historical context for this groundbreaking story, including a comprehensive teachers’ guide.
136 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$24.99
SPIDER-MAN: FAMILY TIES PREMIERE HC
Written by J.M. DEMATTEIS, KARL KESEL, KEITH CHAMPAGNE, JOHN ARCUDI & ABBY DENSON
Penciled by ALEX CAL, RAMON BACHS, RON FRENZ, SHAWN MOLL, RAMON BACHS, VAL SEMEIKS & COLLEEN COOVER
Cover by MIKE DEODATO JR.
Heads’ up, Web-Slingers! Get ready to have your Spider-Senses overloaded with the Brand New Amazing Spider-Man Family! Check in here for slices of life from Spidey and the rest of the Brand New Day Cast. We all know Spider-Man’s origin – but what happened the day after Uncle Ben died? Find out as J.M. De Matteis and Spanish Sensation Alex Cal bring you Spider-Man: 48 Hours! Also, check out Aunt May, Agent of F.E.A.S.T. and a flashback to the birth of Spidey’s New Ways To Die nemesis, VENOM! All this plus more slices of Peter Parker’s Brand New World and the return of HAMMERHEAD! Collecting material from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #1-3 and SPIDER-MAN: FEAR ITSELF.
160 PGS./Rated A ...$19.99
NYX: NO WAY HOME PREMIERE HC
Written by MARJORIE LIU
Penciled by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
Covers by ALINA URUSOV
There’s no place like home—just ask young mutant KIDEN NIXON. She’s survived the hard streets of Manhattan, and she’s built a home—and a family—for herself, with her friends TATIANA, BOBBY SOUL and his LI’L BRO. But with fewer than 200 mutants left on the planet, Kiden’s become a target—and when somebody strikes at one of her friends, Kiden’s going to find out just how much farther she can fall! By NEW YORK TIMES best-selling writer MARJORIE LIU (the DIRK & STEELE SERIES) with stunning art by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY! Collecting NYX: NO WAY HOME #1-6.
184 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$24.99
NYX: NO WAY HOME PREMIERE HC (DM ONLY)
184 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$24.99
THOR: BALDER THE BRAVE PREMIERE HC
Written by WALTER SIMONSON
Penciled by SAL BUSCEMA & WALTER SIMONSON
War in Hel! Odin the All-Father is gone, and death goddess Hela is stockpiling souls for the fight to take his place! The mighty Thor leads Asgard's finest to rescue the dead from a fate WORSE than death, while Thor's brother-in-arms Balder battles giants to rescue his beloved Queen Karnilla! The God of Thunder and the God of Light — which one will lead Asgard into the face of coming dooms? Plus: a longtime Marvel villain makes the ultimate sacrifice, but for whom? Collecting BALDER THE BRAVE #1-4 and THOR #360-362.
176 PGS./Rated T+ ...$24.99
THOR: BALDER THE BRAVE — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 29
176 PGS./ Rated T+ ...$24.99
BLACK WIDOW: THE STING OF THE WIDOW PREMIERE HC
Written by STAN LEE, DON RICO, GARY FRIEDRICH, MIMI GOLD, ROY THOMAS & GERRY CONWAY
Penciled by DON HECK, JOHN ROMITA, JIM MOONEY, JOHN BUSCEMA & GENE COLAN
She started as a super-spy and ended up a super-star! After failed endeavors with the Crimson Dynamo, Natasha Romanova ditches her fishnets for a black bodysuit and a solo crime-fighting career against gangsters and terrorists, in rare stories not reprinted in decades! Goliath, formerly the archer known as Hawkeye, wants them to be a costumed couple, but an android matchmaker has other ideas when he manipulates the Black Widow into rescuing Daredevil, the better to use them both! Guest-starring Spider-Man! Collecting TALES OF SUSPENSE #52, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1962) #86, AMAZING ADVENTURES (1970) #1-8 and DAREDEVIL (1962) #81.
152 PGS./Rated A ...$24.99
BLACK WIDOW: THE STING OF THE WIDOW PREMIERE HC — VARIANT EDITION VOL. 28
152 PGS./ Rated T+ ...$24.99
OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z VOL. 8 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, RICH GREEN, MARKUS ETTLINGER, ANDREW GOLETZ, ROB LONDON & MICHEL GARIEPY
Penciled by VARIOUS
Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
Let's assume you know your mutants: Multiple Man, the MLF, Mystique, New Mutants, Nightcrawler, Northstar, Cassandra Nova, Omega Red, Onslaught, Phoenix -- no surprises for you there. Safe to assume you know Aunt May from Uncle Ben, but do you need a flow chart to tell Namor apart from Namora apart from Namorita? When it comes to heroes, how are you on the New Warriors, Night Raven, Night Thrasher, Nightmask, Nomad, Nova, Omega the Unknown, the Order, Paladin, Patriot, Penance, Phantom Rider or Pip the Troll? Villains, you say? How about Mysterio, Nebula, Nightmare, Nitro, Ord, Orka, Norman Osborn, the Owl or the Phalanx? Places like the Negative Zone and New Universe? Wrap it together with more than a hundred entries in all! Yes, you do need the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe. You're welcome!
240 PGS./Rated T+ ...$24.99
KIDNAPPED! PREMIERE HC
Written by ROY THOMAS (based on the novel by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON)
Penciled by MARIO GULLY
Cover by GERALD PAREL
Collecting all five issues of the seafaring classic by Robert Louis Stevenson. Young David Balfour’s parents are dead and he now wants to see the world. He learns that his father’s brother, Ebenezer, may have killed his brother for the estate. It appears Ebenezer wants David out of the way, and will go to any length, perhaps even murder. His troubles are only beginning. Don’t miss this fine adaptation by the same team who brought you Stevenson’s TREASURE ISLAND in Ilustrated form. Collecting MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: KIDNAPPED! #1-5.
120 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
MARVEL ADVENTURES THOR FEATURING CAPTAIN AMERICA, DR. STRANGE & ANT-MAN DIGEST
Written by PAUL TOBIN, FRED VAN LENTE, LOUISE SIMONSON, SCOTT GRAY & ROGER LANGRIDGE
Penciled by JACOPO CAMAGNI, MATTEO LOLLI, RODNEY BUCHEMI & CRAIG ROUSSEAU
Cover by SALVADOR ESPIN
All adventure, all action, for all ages! Join Thor, Captain America, Dr. Strange and Ant-Man as they go up against the fiercest obstacles they’ve ever encountered. First, see how the God of Thunder came to our world, and what awesome adversities shaped him into a champion of man! Then, the Master of the Mystic Arts encounters a cosmically powered creature that has been allowing its newborn babies to feed on the very fabric of reality. And who is Ant-Man? How did he get both the ability to shrink to less than an inch tall and speak directly to ants? All these stories plus two action-packed tales featuring Captain America! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #5-8.
96 PGS./All Ages ...$9.99
SPIDER-MAN J VOL. 2: JAPANESE DAZE DIGEST
Story and Art by YAMANAKA AKIRA
Translation by YUKO FUKAMI
English Adaptation by MARC SUMERAK
Cover by YAMANAKA AKIRA
Fresh from Japan...SPIDER-MAN J! Originally published only in that country, SPIDER-MAN J enjoyed a large following of loyal readers. Now, fans here can enjoy Spider-Man J’s manga-styled adventures, as well – collected for the first time in America and translated for your reading pleasure! Reprinting stories from SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #7-9.
128 PGS./All Ages ...$9.99
THE ILIAD GN - TPB
Written by ROY THOMAS (based on the epic poem BY HOMER) Penciled by MIGUEL ANGEL SEPULVEDA
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Whether its author was truly a blind poet named Homer, who also composed The Odyssey...or whether the epic poem grew over a period of several centuries, added to by many men and perhaps women... is not known. And probably never will be. Yet it remains, after many centuries, one of the greatest war stories—no, one of the greatest stories—in all of literature. A tale of war between the Achaeans (Greeks) and the besieged Trojans over the fate of Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world...a test of wills between the fabled warrior Achilles and the war chief Agamemnon... with a climactic battle between Achilles and Hector, the foremost defender of Troy. A saga of gods and men, each possessed of grand desires...and all too human failings. The Iliad is both a whirl of scarlet action—and of the equally violent emotions that rule mankind. Collecting THE ILIAD #1-6.
192 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$19.99
MARVEL SAGA: ASTONISHING X-MEN, SQUADRON SUPREME, RUNAWAYS GN - TPB
Written by C.B. CEBULSKI, ERIC J. MOREELS & MICHAEL O'CONNOR
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Relive your favorite moments from three of Marvel’s greatest series! First, Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s first year of ASTONISHING X-MEN stories still reverberate through the Marvel Universe. Take a trip back through their acclaimed run and see how it all began. Then, revisit the series that reintroduced legendary characters like Hyperion, Nighhawk, and Blur to a new generation in this essential guide to SQUADRON SUPREME. Finally, Molly Hayes guides you through the ups and downs of life as a Runaway, featuring exclusive art by current series artist Humberto Ramos!
152 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$14.99
AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE VOL. 3 SECRET INVASION TPB
Written by DAN SLOTT & CHRISTOS GAGE Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI & HARVEY TOLIBAO Cover by MARK BROOKS Attacked from within! For years, humans have warred with the Skrulls, a nefarious race of shape-shifting aliens — but now, having developed a way to avoid any type of detection, the Skrulls have infiltrated Earth’s superhuman community at every conceivable level, including the chief administrator of the Fifty State Initiative, Hank Pym, a.k.a. Yellowjacket. Leading up to the Skrulls’ full-scale attack on the planet, the Pym imposter used his political clout to station one of his fellow aliens on every single one of the Initiative’s fifty state-based teams. Now, with Skrulls openly attacking cities across the world and the entire planet in chaos, those sleeper agents have been activated. The current cadets and those trained by the Initiative must put all their instruction and hard work to use to foil the Skrulls’ takeover bid. But first they have to figure who, if anyone, they can trust. Collecting AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #14-19.
152 PGS./Rated T+ ...$16.99
AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE VOL. 3 - SECRET INVASION TPB (DM ONLY)
152 PGS./Rated T+ ...$16.99
X-FACTOR VOL. 6: SECRET INVASION TPB
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by LARRY STROMAN, VALENTINE DE LANDRO & VINCENZO CUCCA
Cover by BOO COOK
Earth has been infiltrated! The shape-shifting alien Skrulls have seeded the ranks of the world’s governments, businesses and even super-hero organizations with sleeper agents bent on a global coup. Now, it’s up to X-Factor Investigations and everyone’s favorite green bounty hunter She-Hulk to uncover the plot and punch the conspirators repeatedly. When X-Factor receives word that the X-Man Darwin has gone missing, they begin investigating immediately. Little do they suspect that Darwin has fallen in with the dimension-hopping X-Man Longshot, newly returned to the Marvel Universe. Although Longshot’s powers alter luck in his favor, it seems trouble follows him endlessly; it will take all of Darwin’s unusual abilities to survive this “friendship.” Collecting X-FACTOR #33-38 and SHE-HULK #31.
168 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
X-FACTOR VOL. 6: SECRET INVASION TPB (DM ONLY)
168 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL VOL. 5: SECRET INVASION TPB
Written by MATT FRACTION, RICK REMENDER & SIMON SPURRIER
Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN, ANDY MACDONALD & WERTHER DELL’EDERA
Cover by CLINT LANGLEY
The Marvel Universe is overrun with evil, slimy green aliens from beyond the stars. Did you honestly believe the Punisher wouldn’t get his hands dirty? As seen in the smash-hit series Secret Invasion, fearsome aliens known as Skrulls have used their shape-shifting abilities to infiltrate the Earth’s superhuman community at every level in an attempt to seize the planet for themselves. Freed from prison as a result of the attack, the Punisher falls back into old habits: guns, mayhem and explosions. But this time, instead of setting his sites on the mafia or maniacs in brightly colored costumes, Frank Castle is fighting for the human race’s future, by blasting a hole in every green-skinned monstrosity he comes across. Collecting PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #24-26 and PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL ANNUAL #1. 120 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$14.99
PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL VOL. 5 SECRET INVASION TPB (DM ONLY)
120 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$14.99
BLACK PANTHER: WHO IS THE BLACK PANTHER TPB (NEW PRINTING)
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR
Deep in the heart of Africa is Wakanda, a technologically advanced civilization of great power and mystery. During the last ten centuries, as European colonial powers spread their guns, armies and undisputed domination throughout the continent, Wakanda has stood alone as an unconquerable land inhabited by undefeatable warriors. Governing this nation is a lineage of warrior-kings possessing enhanced speed, strength and agility. Today, T’Challa is the latest in this famed family line, the great hero known worldwide as the Black Panther. Despite the futile defeats of the past, outsiders are once more assembling to invade Wakanda and plunder its riches. Leading this brutal assault is Klaw, a deadly assassin with the blood of T’Challa’s murdered father on his hands. Klaw brings with him a powerful army of super-powered mercenaries, all hell-bent on raining death and destruction on this pristine land. Even with Wakanda’s might and his own superhuman skills, can the Black Panther prevail against such a massive invading force? Collecting BLACK PANTHER (2005) #1-6 and FANTASTIC FOUR #52-53.
200 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
ULTIMATE GALACTUS TRILOGY TPB
Written by WARREN ELLIS & MARK MILLAR
Penciled by BRANDON PETERSON, TREVOR HAIRSINE, STEVE MCNIVEN, STEVE EPTING, TOM RANEY & JOHN ROMITA JR.
Known and feared throughout the universe, it is a cosmic abomination that eradicates organic life and consumes planets – and the Earth is directly in its path! The world’s greatest heroes – the Ultimates, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four – have joined forces against the menace, aided by mysterious mechanoid Vision, high-tech soldier Sam Wilson, extraterrestrial champion Mahr Vehl and Nick Fury’s elite intelligence agency S.H.I.E.L.D. But can anything stop the unimaginable power of Gah Lak Tus? Find out in this dark sci-fi thriller by Warren Ellis, featuring the Ultimate debuts of the Falcon, Captain Marvel, the Silver Surfer and more! Collecting ULTIMATE NIGHTMARE #1-5, ULTIMATE SECRET #1-4; ULTIMATE VISION #0 and ULTIMATE EXTINCTION #1-5.
368 PGS./Rated T+ ...$29.99
WAR OF KINGS: ROAD TO WAR OF KINGS TPB
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST, DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by DUSTIN WEAVER, PAUL PELLETIER & BONG DAZO
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
The X-Men have been defeated. Havok , Polaris and the Starjammers are being held and tortured in the most secure prison in the universe. Marvel Girl, Korvus and Lilandra are being hunted by the Imperial Guard. Vulcan is Emperor of the Shi’Ar Empire and his expansion has begun. No King will stand when Vulcan and his armies are done. Do not miss the book that will change the shape of the Universe and pave the way for the War of Kings. Also, The Secret Invasion may be over, but the Inhumans are still reeling from the terrible wounds inflicted on them by the Skrulls. And this time, the Royal Family and their massively powered people have been pushed too far! You have never seen the Inhumans like this – and it’s only the beginning! Plus: How will the empire-expanding Vulcan react to these recent universe-shaking developments? Collecting X-MEN: KINGBREAKER #1-4, SECRET INVASION: WAR OF KINGS, WAR OF KINGS SAGA and “THE HOLE” from X-MEN: DIVIDED WE STAND #2.
176 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
GHOST RIDER: DANNY KETCH - ADDICT TPB
Written by SIMON SPURRIER & IVAN VELEZ
Penciled by JAVIER SALTARES & MARK TEXEIRA
Cover by CLINT LANGLEY
You’ve heard the news by now. He’s been away, he’s been down to rock bottom; but he’s back. Dan Ketch reborn: a stranger, darker figure. So what happened, Dannyboy? Where did it all go wrong? Tying-into Jason Aaron’s stunning take on the Ghost Rider mythos, artist Javier Saltares and writer Simon Spurrier present a tormented fall into the deepest pits of the soul. Join us – via Technomancer babes, talking carrion-birds, battering-rams on bikes and the inescapable hunger for Vengeance – for a dark tale of Addiction. Plus, the final fate of Dan Ketch is revealed in GHOST RIDER FINALE! With Blackheart deposed, the Ghost Rider is now lord of the Nether Realm. What does he intend to do with his power? And will the other Dark Lords – like Belasco, Pluto and Hela – allow him to keep it? Collecting GHOST RIDER: DANNY KETCH #1-5 and GHOST RIDER FINALE.
192 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$19.99
FANTASTIC FOUR: TRUE STORY TPB (DM ONLY)
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Penciled by HORACIO DOMINGUEZ
Cover by NIKO HENRICHON
A threat to the minds of the whole human race sends the FF somewhere they've never been before: into the realm of fiction itself! Where Ben finds himself clobbering a demonic army to save the cast of Sense and Sensibility. No, really. And it gets weirder from there. Dante! Willie Lumpkin! Behold, the Fictocraft! And it's actually kind of smart and serious too. Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR: TRUE STORY #1-4.
96 PGS./Rated A ...$10.99
MOON KNIGHT VOL. 4: DEATH OF MARC SPECTOR TPB
Written by MIKE BENSON & PETER MILLIGAN
Penciled by MARK TEXEIRA, JAVIER SALTARES & LAURENCE CAMPBELL
Cover by DAVE WILKINS
It’s the end of the rope for the avatar of Khonshu, forsaken by his own god and left to wander the violent streets with a target on his back and every agent of the government gunning to bring him down. And when that includes Iron Man and Norman Osborn’s Thunderbolts, the death of Marc Spector is a fate surely sealed. Plus, It’s Christmas Eve. A time for family. A time to dream. But for Moon Knight, it’s just a night like any other – and tonight he’s got his sights on a pair of hitmen who picked the wrong Santa to kill. Collecting MOON KNIGHT #21-25 and SILENT KNIGHT ONE-SHOT.
152 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$16.99
INCREDIBLE HERCULES: LOVE AND WAR TPB
Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by CLAYTON HENRY & SALVA ESPIN
Cover by BOB LAYTON & GURU EFX
Marvel’s Amazons are ready to rip, rend, smash, bash, eliminate, annihilate and just plain violate any man, woman or god that dares get in their way. Led by Princess Artume, daughter of the Amazon queen Hippolyta, these Amazons aren’t gonna wimp out when it’s their turn in the ring — or in the boudoir! Amazons are unleashed as Hercules and sidekick Amadeus Cho find themselves unwittingly wound up in Artume’s insidious plot, one that eventually draws in plenty of other Marvel heroes and gods from the pantheon! Love and War is a story full of action and unbridled humor, with Herc just the way you like — no, love — him. Charming, dumb and getting away with it! Collecting INCREDIBLE HERCULES #121-125.
128 PGS./Rated A ...$14.99
NEW EXILES VOL. 4: AWAY WE GO TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by TIM SEELEY, VICENÇ VILLAGRASA & SCOTT CLARK
Cover by ALEX GARNER
As the New Exiles fight beside the Sons of Iron and Daughters of the Dragon to save their planet, a deadly force from the Exiles own past returns for a final showdown. Empress Hydra is back, and with her minions at her side only one thing is for certain: someone must die! Then, the heart wants what the heart wants and the sadistic Slaymaster wants Psylocke’s heart...literally! The Elizabeth Braddock of Earth-616 has slipped through his nefarious fingers one too many times, but he’s finally cornered her on a world targeted by Empress Hydra for extermination! Plus, Before she can come home to the X-Men, Betsy Braddock has one final mission—settle the score once and for all with the man who’s been hunting her across the multiverse. If she hopes to survive, Psylocke’s going to have to use every weapon at her disposal—and possibly cross a line no X-Man ever has before. Collecting NEW EXILES #16-18 and X-MEN: SWORD OF THE BRADDOCKS #1
112 PGS./Rated A ...$12.99
YOUNG X-MEN VOL. 2: BOOK OF REVELATIONS TPB
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Penciled by YANICK PAQUETTE, BEN OLIVER, RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by TERRY DODSON
The Young X-Men have a brand new line-up... but one of them isn't a mutant! And doesn't know it! Secrets are revealed and discovered Also, Discover the secret origin of Ink. The bad-boy of the Young X-Men has been shrouded in mystery, but that ends here, and the truth will shake the team of young mutants. Plus, the Young X-Men face the next generation of super-powered villains! Finally, everything comes full circle when the team has their final confrontation with the X-Baddie who started it all: Donald Pierce. Collecting YOUNG X-MEN #6-12 and MANIFEST DESTINY: GRAYMALKIN.
176 PGS./Rated T+ ...$19.99
DEAD OF NIGHT: DEVIL-SLAYER TPB
Written by BRIAN KEENE
Penciled by CHRIS SAMNEE
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
Abandoned by his fiancée, his family, his church, and his government, Sergeant Dan Sylva returns to Iraq for a third tour of duty -- and a descent into Hell itself. If the demon Belathauzer and the mysterious mercenary group known as Bloodstone have their way, Iraq, the place where civilization began, may also be where civilization ends. The reinvented Devil-Slayer takes Marvel’s DEAD OF NIGHT to terrifying new heights, from award-winning horror novelist Brian Keene (The Rising, Dark Hollow) and artist Chris Samnee (DAREDEVIL: BLOOD OF THE TARANTULA)! Collecting DEAD OF NIGHT FEATURING DEVIL-SLAYER #1-4
96 PGS./Explicit Content ...$14.99
ALIAS ULTIMATE COLLECTION BOOK 1 TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MICHAEL GAYDOS
Cover by DAVID MACK
Meet Jessica Jones. Once upon a time, she was a costumed super hero. But not a very good one. Her powers were unremarkable compared to the amazing abilities of the costumed icons that populate the Marvel Universe. In a city of Marvels, Jessica Jones never found her niche. Now a chain-smoking, self-destructive alcoholic with a mean inferiority complex, Jones is the owner and sole employee of Alias Investigations—a small, private-investigative firm specializing in superhuman cases. When she uncovers the potentially explosive secret of one hero’s true identity, Jessica’s life immediately becomes expendable. But her wit, charm and intelligence just may help her survive through another day. Thrust into the midst of a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels, has Jessica burned too many bridges to turn to old friends for help? Then, in “Rebecca, Come Home,” Jessica travels to upstate New York to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl rumored to be a mutant in a prejudiced small town. And in “Raining Men,” the hard-luck PI goes on a date with ... the Astonishing Ant-Man?! Collecting ALIAS #1-15.
360 PGS./Explicit Content ...$34.99
X-MEN 2099 VOL. 1 TPB
Written by JOHN FRANCIS MOORE
Penciled by RON LIM
The X-Men: Not just a job, a heritage! Xi'an Chi Xan wants Meanstreak, Krystalin, Skullfire and the rest to help rebuild Professor X's dream — but lies, betrayal and assassination may tear them down before they've started! With the gods of the Aesir and demons from the Theatre of Pain against them, can the mutants of the future carve a future for mutants? Guest-starring Spider-Man 2099, Punisher 2099 and more! Collecting X-MEN 2099 #1-9.
224 PGS./Rated A ...$29.99
THOR VISIONARIES: WALTER SIMONSON VOL. 2 TPB (NEW PRINTING)
Written by WALTER SIMONSON
Penciled by WALTER SIMONSON & SAL BUSCEMA
It was a time of magic... Few people have ever left their mark on one character quite the way Walter Simonson has. His work on the Mighty Thor swept the Norse God of Thunder to heights never before seen and rarely achieved in his wake. Spanning epic tales of heroism and treachery, love and war, Simonson’s work is often considered the definitive Thor. From the majesty and mystery of fabled Asgard to the gritty streets of New York City, Thor was never the same. That is the mark of a true visionary. This second volume continues the collection of Simonson's epic run. Collecting THOR #349-355 and #357-359.
240 PGS./All Ages ...$29.99
ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN VOL. 9 TPB
Written by MARV WOLFMAN, DAVID MICHELINIE, ROGER STERN, DENNY O'NEIL, JIM SHOOTER, MARK GRUENWALD, BILL MANTLO & STAN LEE
Penciled by KEITH POLLARD, MIKE ESPOSITO, JIM STARLIN, BOB MCLEOD, JOHN BYRNE, JIM MOONEY, FRANK GIACOIA, AL MILGROM, SAL BUSCEMA, PABLO MARCOS, GENE DAY, JOHN ROMITA JR., BRETT BREEDING, ALAN WEISS, JOE SINNOTT, FRANK MILLER & RICH BUCKLER
J. Jonah Jameson's spent years making Spider-Man's life difficult — but payback's a switch when he gets shackled to Spidey, who has to rescue the irascible editor from not one but TWO mad scientists! Plus: the introductions of the Fly and Jigsaw! Electro, Mysterio, Calypso and Mesmero! And a Dr. Octopus saga so big it took two annuals to cover it! The death of a forgotten Golden Age hero and the fate of the burglar who started Spidey's career in the first place! Features first appearances by the Black Cat and Madame Web! Guest-starring Captain America, Dazzler, Dr. Strange, the Punisher and Spider-Woman! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #186-210, ANNUAL #13-14 and PETER PARKER, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1.
600 PGS./All Ages ...$19.99
ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 9 TPB
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT, TERRY AUSTIN & SALLY PASHKOW
Penciled by MARC SILVESTRI, ROB LIEFELD, JIM LEE, RICK LEONARDI, KIERON DWYER, BILL JAASKA, MIKE COLLINS, MIKE VOSBURG & JIM FERN
Storm gets younger, Polaris gets stronger, Jean Grey gets tentacles, and Psylocke gets a makeover from the Mandarin as the X-Men's eighties-era adventures continue! Waves of super-villainy strike the Savage Land, Muir Isle and the Morlock Tunnels! Heroes are dying and NOT coming back, but the X-Men have been scattered across the Earth! While Marveldom's mightiest mutants try to get it together, only Wolverine remains at HQ — but it's not exactly by choice, since he's been crucified by the Reavers! Can his new sidekick Jubilee help him overcome this ordeal? Plus: Sentinel against Sentinel, invading aliens and a surprise showdown with the Serpent Society! Featuring Ka-Zar, Magneto, Strong Guy and more! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN #244-264 and ANNUAL #13.
544 PGS./All Ages ...$19.99