Marvel Comics June 2007 solicitations

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AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #3
The Story: "Bug Hunt"
He's BACK IN BLACK and right in the Initiative's sights! Join WAR MACHINE and his assault team as they hunt down the #1 unregistered hero in America: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! Also: which former mutant has the BEAST brought in to train TRAUMA? And introducing the Initiative's all-new Black Ops Unit-- a team with a secret that will make this the can't-miss-comic of '07!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

BULLET POINTS
The Story: World War II. America needs a super soldier. Only one man possesses the formula to create the perfect fighting machine from volunteer Steve Rogers. But when a deadly bullet kills Dr. Erskine along with his bodyguard, M.P. Ben Parker, Steve’s destiny – and that of the Marvel Universe – is changed forever. Collecting BULLET POINTS #1-5.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$13.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2010-6

CIVIL WAR: IRON MAN
The Story: Tales of suspense ripped from the pages of CIVIL WAR! First, get inside the mind of Tony Stark, and learn why he feels superhuman registration is necessary – and why he's taken it upon himself to lead the charge for its implementation! Big changes are in store for Iron Man in the post-Civil War landscape, and the build-up begins here! Plus: In the midst of CIVIL WAR, Captain America and Iron Man meet secretly, one last time, to see if there’s any hope of working things out before further tragedy occurs. How could these two men, once the closest of friends and staunchest of allies, end up leading opposing armies in the conflict tearing apart the Marvel Universe? And finally, two of the Marvel heroes most affected by the shocking conclusion of the war get together one last time in a heart-wrenching finale that cannot be missed. What is said between them will set the course of the Marvel Universe for years to come. This is the confession. Collecting IRON-MAN #13-14, and the IRON MAN/CAPTAIN AMERICA: CASUALTIES OF WAR and CIVIL WAR: THE CONFESSION one-shots.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$11.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2314-8

CIVIL WAR: MARVEL UNIVERSE
The Story: Civil War is encompassing the entire Marvel Universe, and the effects of the war are being felt by every hero, villain and civilian. In CIVIL WAR: CHOOSING SIDES, five stories shine a spotlight on the wildcards and impact players whose part in the Civil War has yet to be told – including Daredevil/Iron Fist, U.S. Agent, the Irredeemable Ant-Man, Venom and even…Howard the Duck!? In CIVIL WAR: THE RETURN, two of the universe’s greatest heroes are confronted with pasts they can’t leave behind in two heart-rendering tales. On Earth, the Sentry confronts his inner demons as the shadows of past and future battles tear him apart. Within the Negative Zone, the walls of 42 are pulled back to reveal the return of one of the Marveldom’s greatest heroes. In SHE-HULK, Civil War threatens the rights of every American super hero. So whose side will Marvel’s top superhuman lawyer fight for? And how can she possibly choose, when she feels one way as She-Hulk, and another as Jen Walters? And in CIVIL WAR: THE INITIATIVE, the post-war Marvel Universe begins here! The war is over! Let the healing begin! Debuting the all new IRON MAN, OMEGA FLIGHT, MIGHTY AVENGERS, NEW AVENGERS and THUNDERBOLTS!
Collecting CIVIL WAR: CHOOSING SIDES, CIVIL WAR: THE RETURN, SHE-HULK #8 and CIVIL WAR: THE INITIATIVE.
128 PGS./Rated A …$11.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2470-5

DAREDEVIL: BATTLING JACK MURDOCK #1
The Story: The fire that burns in the chest of Matt Murdock finds its origin in this 4-issue limited series by fan-favorite writer Zeb Wells and international superstar Carmine Di Giandomenico. Learn the story of Daredevil's father -- the comic-book icon Battlin' Jack Murdock -- as he boxes four rounds in what is destined to be the last fight of his life. See what leads the man who raised Daredevil to betray his gangland bosses and fight with integrity…even if it means his own death!
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory …$3.99

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN #5
John Romita Jr. Variant
The Story: Just outside Hambry, Roland makes a monstrous discovery: The evil Farson and his Coffin Riders have stolen the awesome weapons of the Old Ones and now have the oil to power them and launch an attack against the
Affiliation—a group which counts among its members Roland’s father, Stephen Deschain! And, at just the wrong time, the young gunslinger’s ka-tet may be splintering, when Cuthbert accuses Roland of cowardice and rides off on his own. Things are going sour in Mid-World, sai. All this plus a six-gun full of extras!
48 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory …$3.99

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN #5
The Story: Just outside Hambry, Roland makes a monstrous discovery: The evil Farson and his Coffin Riders have stolen the awesome weapons of the Old Ones and now have the oil to power them and launch an attack against the
Affiliation—a group which counts among its members Roland’s father, Stephen Deschain! And, at just the wrong time, the young gunslinger’s ka-tet may be splintering, when Cuthbert accuses Roland of cowardice and rides off on his own. Things are going sour in Mid-World, sai. All this plus a six-gun full of extras!
48 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory …$3.99

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN #5
JAE LEE SKETCH VARIANT
The Story: Just outside Hambry, Roland makes a monstrous discovery: The evil Farson and his Coffin Riders have stolen the awesome weapons of the Old Ones and now have the oil to power them and launch an attack against the
Affiliation—a group which counts among its members Roland’s father, Stephen Deschain! And, at just the wrong time, the young gunslinger’s ka-tet may be splintering, when Cuthbert accuses Roland of cowardice and rides off on his own. Things are going sour in Mid-World, sai. All this plus a six-gun full of extras!
48 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory …$3.99
©2007 Stephen King. All rights reserved

ESSENTIAL SILVER SURFER VOL. 2
The Story: After years of Earthbound exile, the Silver Surfer soars the seas of space once more and finds plenty of peril awaiting when the Elders of the Universe try something new: all-out war on Galactus! Plus: space piracy, intergalactic war, doppelgangers and the Surfer caught in an interstellar love triangle! Guest-starring the Fantastic Four, the Eternals, and Annihilation's Ronan and Super-Skrull! Plus: a rare glimpse of a path not traveled on an alternate Earth! Collecting SILVER SURFER (1982) #1, SILVER SURFER (1987) #1-18 and ANNUAL #1, and MARVEL FANFARE #51.
584 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2700-3

FANTASTIC FOUR/INHUMANS
The Story: The incredible Inhumans have long been allies to the FF in defending the Earth, but what happens when they leave it? And what awaits them when they come back? See for yourself in a saga where treachery, intrigue and buried secrets reach from the depths of space to deep within Inhuman history! Guest-starring Ronan and Starlord of ANNIHILATION! Collecting INHUMANS (2000) #1-4 and FANTASTIC FOUR #51-54.
192 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99

GHOST RIDER: TRAIL OF TEARS #5
The Story: Something horrible happened in Pike’s Reach. Five riders rode out of the red fog and unleashed hell on the little town and its people -- five riders who came from the bowels of hell and know a thing or two about the supernatural wraith that’s been shadowing Travis Parham. High noon is coming. Can anything withstand it?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

HULK AND POWER PACK #4
The Story: The Hulk and Power Pack have teamed-up to take down some of the Hulk's greatest foes, but now they face their greatest opponents yet -- the mightiest heroes in the Marvel Universe! It's good guy vs. good guy when a rampage goes wrong...and the only ones who can hope to stop the destruction are Marvel's youngest heroes! Will the kids be able to soothe the savage beast or will they end up caught in the middle of a super hero war?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

IRON MAN: HYPERVELOCITY #6
The Story: The limited series reaches its catastrophic finale as, during precisely 3 minutes and 29 seconds of high-speed mayhem, Iron Man blasts through a S.H.I.E.L.D. Assault Carrier full of “capekilling” hardware aplenty... while simultaneously battling an invading force of blindingly fast, technologically superior “insurgent mecha!” Can the damaged, digitized ghost of “Tony Stark 2.0” literally reinvent himself in time to survive the final, fatal seconds of mechanized combat at supersonic speeds?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN #9
The Story: Ant-Man and Damage Control find themselves face-to-face with the ever dangerous, ever deadly DRAGON MAN--who is neither a "dragon" nor a "man." You'd think Eric O'Grady, our resident "Irredeemable" Ant-Man would be able to relate to someone with such a dishonest name--but one look at our cover will tell you--that's NOT the case. Also in this issue: Eric finally registers as a law-abiding card-carrying super hero in an issue that is not to be missed! For REALS!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

KABUKI REFLECTIONS #8
The Story: This square-bound volume delves into Mack’s art process, featuring more tie-ins to the DVD documentary on his work, THE ALCHEMY OF ART: DAVID MACK, from Herovideoproductions.com. REFLECTIONS #8 includes details and commentary on never-before-seen stories, including Mack’s new children’s book THE SHY CREATURES (to debut from Holtzbrinck Publishing this year), and handmade books and paintings from the DVD. Also featuring step-by-step art techniques, and loads of art and extras you’ve never seen before. Ever wonder how David Mack does his artwork? How his pages and covers go from sketches and drawings to finished art? How he uses models, and figure drawings? It’s all in here!
48 PGS./FC …$5.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #28
The Story: The Green Goblin's got it in for the Wall-Crawler. And bad. When he deals Spider-Man a particularly painful defeat, Peter Parker hangs up his web-shooters and locks himself in his room. But how's the hero supposed to beat the villain when he's too scared to take him on? Really. How?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ZOMBIES/ARMY OF DARKNESS #4
The Story: The quest for the one thing that can save Ash and his crew of survivors takes them to Latveria, home of—Doctor Doom! Who will live, who will die, and who will get their sorry butt tossed into a dungeon after one too many smart-alecky comments to a certain metal-plated monarch? Think fast, ’cause a legion of hungry zombies is on the way!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

MS. MARVEL #16
The Story: Ms. Marvel vs. Wonder Man -- at M.O.D.O.K.’s command! She might want to date him -- but can she stop him from killing her? This one has it all: a super hero slugfest high above Seattle! A coup in the ranks of A.I.M.! Action so hot it will singe even M.O.D.O.K.’s huge eyebrows! So be there as Brian Reed (NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI) and Aaron Lopresti (INCREDIBLE HULK) lock two members of the Mighty Avengers in the ultimate lover’s quarrel!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MYSTIC ARCANA: MAGIK #1
The Story: Part one of a MAGIC EVENT that spans across the ages. Ian McNee wanted to be the Sorcerer Supreme but was bested by Stephen Strange (MARVEL FANFARE #6). Now a collector of magical and bizarre artifacts in the lower east side of New York, he's on a dangerous quest for four items that he thinks will keep a crazed Ancient Egyptian Priest from resurrection. This issue, the object is the Sword of Bone, and we finally discover the story of what really happened when Magik traveled to Ancient Egypt and met Storm's descendent during NEW MUTANTS #34 in a 22-page story by Louise Simonson and Steve Scott. Plus, Ian McNee comes face-to-face with the sword’s guardian in a special 10-page story by Marvel magic historian David Sexton and Eric Nguyen.
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NEW WARRIORS #1
The Story: Someone is gift-wrapping super-villains for the police. Someone is defacing Superhuman Registration posters. Someone is raising eyebrows all around town -- from City Hall to Tony Stark’s war chamber. And the only clue to their identity? Two spray-painted letters: N.W. Who are these mysterious young upstarts that have dared to fight the powers-that-be? And what do they want from a de-powered mutant named Sofia? Are the New Warriors truly back from the dead? Or has something new risen from the ashes of Stamford?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

OMEGA FLIGHT #3
The Story: The new GUARDIAN's stunning introduction! You know you want it.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

PUNISHER #48
The Story: Frank Castle’s got a hot date. Her name’s Jenny, and she knows a thing or two about bottomless pain and the rage that comes from it. Before the night is through, she’ll teach the Punisher a bit about the art of vengeance. And if he’s really lucky…?
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$2.99

SEVENTH SHRINE
The Story: A grisly murder has taken place in the ruins of an ancient city on the peaceful world of Majipoor and the Pontifex Valentine has arrived to investigate the crime. But as Valentine and his companions delve deeper into the mystery, they discover that these ruins contain secrets much deeper than anyone ever knew. And that the indigenous Metamorphs are holding back information related to their own dark history. Can Valentine and his friends locate the murderer or did the violent act have something to do with a ritual sacrifice related to the fabled Seventh Shrine?
Written by best-selling science-fiction author ROBERT SILVERBERG (whose career spans six decades and includes hundreds of novels), THE SEVENTH SHRINE is a tale of suspense, mystery, adventure, and science-fiction fantasy rolled into one.
Put together in a stunning storybook format featuring unbelievable art by European artist Anders Finer, THE SEVENTH SHRINE is a unique title that will delight those who have followed the chronicles of Majipoor while offering those who are new to the series a chance to see why the adventures of Valentine and his friends have delighted millions of readers worldwide.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99

SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #3
The Story: Remember back in the day, when super heroes would fight other super heroes? What? That still happens? Civil…what? Well, ANYway…we’re taking you back in time, when Spidey was pretty new at all this super hero stuff, and would make silly mistakes, like, oh, say..knocking out the Invisible Girl! I think her friends might want to have a talk with the web-crawler…
Also! We’ve got a backup story featuring TWO Scorpions, Spider-Man J and classic Spidey archives !
104 PGS./Rated A …$4.99

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #19
The Story: Flash's grades and playoff hopes are in danger, and the only person he can talk to about it is Mary Jane. Also, more on Spidey and Firestar, Peter and Gwen, Peter and MJ, and MJ and...Spidey?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

THE LONERS #3
The Story: Guest-starring the former Gen X-er now known as Hollow! Phil Urich has a Goblin – a green one – lurking within. But with tensions escalating, how long can he keep his dark side from exploding out? Plus: Who is Hollow, and how will the girl once called Penance bring danger to the door of the Loners?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #487
The Story: The X-Men are back from space! Well, half of them, anyway. The team is shattered, broken and separated. The group that has returned to earth is finding it much worse than how they left it-- especially underground. Attacks in the Morlock Tunnels immediately grab the X-Men’s attention. What do these attacks have to do with the future of the mutant race? Maybe special guest-star Storm can get to the bottom of all this!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #9
The Story: Spider-Girl, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Part 1 (of 4)
When Spider-Girl stumbles on to a S.H.I.E.L.D. mission that’s about to go bad, she inadvertently sets free the deadliest (and most requested) foe that Spider-Man ever
faced—Carnage!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AVENGERS CLASSIC #1
The Story: In the tradition of CLASSIC X-MEN, we’re re-presenting the original AVENGERS #1 digitally re-mastered with THX ™ surround sound and a brand spankin’ new cover by ARTHUR ADAMS! But that’s not all!!! We have not one, but TWO brand new short stories as well! DWAYNE McDUFFIE and painter MICHAEL AVON OEMING bring you a tale of the Avengers first tumultuous meeting and STAN “THE MAN” LEE (who started it all!) and artist extraordinaire KEVIN MAGUIRE bring you a compelling tale about how the Avengers REALLY formed!
Face it, this book is HOT!
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99
SPECIAL OVER-SIZED FIRST ISSUE!

AVENGERS HANDBOOK FEATURING THE MIGHTY #3
The Story: How has the Avengers roster divided in the wake of CIVIL WAR? What are the full capabilities of Iron Man's armor? Who is the mysterious new Ronin? Why does the Black Widow look so young? How do the gods of Mount Olympus fit into the modern-day Marvel Universe? And just how many costumes has the Wasp had, anyway? All these questions and more are explored in this year's AVENGERS HANDBOOK – spotlighting Avengers such as Ares, Ms. Marvel and Wonder Man; allies such as Maria Hill, Daisy Johnson and the Olympians; enemies such as the Collective, Viper and the Yakuza; and more! Featuring more technical diagrams by fan-favorite OHOTMU illustrator Eliot R. Brown!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

BLADE #10
The Story: Blade is back in New York and he’s butting heads with your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man—what else do you need to know? How about that it’s written by Marc (WOLVERINE) Guggenheim, with art by Howard (NEW AVENGERS) Chaykin? That not enough for ya? Well, he’s got a GUN-ARM too. Give in and buy the book that you know you want to buy.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CABLE & DEADPOOL #41
The Story: “Fractured” Part 1 (of 3)
The aftermath of the X-Men's battle against the HECATOMB has cost CABLE a huge chunk of his island paradise of Providence and an even bigger slice of his soul. With all his hopes for the future of the planet Earth in jeopardy, now would be a pretty bad time for a reunion with DEADPOOL, wouldn't it? And an even worse time for... an assassination!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CABLE & DEADPOOL #41
The Story: “Fractured” Part 1 (of 3)
The aftermath of the X-Men's battle against the HECATOMB has cost CABLE a huge chunk of his island paradise of Providence and an even bigger slice of his soul. With all his hopes for the future of the planet Earth in jeopardy, now would be a pretty bad time for a reunion with DEADPOOL, wouldn't it? And an even worse time for... an assassination!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

EXILES #95
The Story: The team comes back from a mission that couldn't have turned out more bizarre, but this time Heather's missing and the Crystal Palace is void of any signs of life. Where did the EXILES' trusted arm-chair general disappear to? Why is the Palace empty? What new doom awaits them in the next dysfunctional dimension? Welcome new penciler Clayton (UNCANNY X-MEN) Henry and cover artist Tomm (AGENTS OF ATLAS) Coker as they join X-MEN legend Chris Claremont on a five-issue arc that will change the team forever.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR OMNIBUS VOL. 2
The Story: With all that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby accomplished in their first 30 issues of FANTASTIC FOUR, who would have thought they were just warming up? Well, True Believers, now it’s time to jump into the fire because the second 30 are where they really start to turn up the heat!
Their achievements reflect the boundless energy of two creators at the top of their game with each issue, character and creation building upon and exceeding the scope of the last. It’s a list of accomplishments unparalleled in the history of comics: the origin of Dr. Doom; the Frightful Four; the Wedding of Reed Richards and Sue Storm; the Inhumans; the first appearance of the Silver Surfer; the Galactus Saga; the debut of the world’s first black super hero, the Black Panther; the cosmic clash between the FF, the Surfer and Dr. Doom; and, of course, “This Man, This Monster!” – the story widely regarded as the greatest FF tale of all!
Collecting the greatest stories from the World’s Greatest Comics Magazine in one, massive collector’s edition that has been painstakingly restored and recolored from the sharpest material in the Marvel Archives. With critical essays on the Lee/Kirby collaboration and bonus features a-plenty, this book is nothing short of a cornerstone to the Marvel Universe!
Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #31-60 and ANNUAL #2-4.
832 PGS./All Ages …$99.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2403-9
Trim size: oversized
ALSO:
FANTASTIC FOUR OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC – VARIANT EDITION

832 PGS./All Ages …$99.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2510-8

FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: JOHN BYRNE VOL. 7
The Story: Marvel once again poses the question, "What If...?" In “The Other,” Peter Parker returned from the dead and embraced his “inner spider.” But what if he had been completely consumed by his inner, bestial impulses and became more spider than man? "Disassembled" was the darkest day in Avengers history. But what if the greatest threat had gone undetected? Hydra made Wolverine an "Enemy of the State." But what if the world’s deadliest killing machine was never de-programmed? In "Deadly Genesis," Professor X sent a secret squad of young mutants to the living island, Krakoa, in an ill-fated attempt to rescue the original X-Men before he formed the now-famous All-New, All-Different team. But what if this second team had survived? Attempting to slay Magneto Legion accidentally killed Professor X, giving rise to the "Age of Apocalypse." But what if Legion killed both Magneto and Xavier, leaving no leader to create any incarnation of X-Men to resist the onslaught of Apocalypse? Collecting WHAT IF? AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED, SPIDER-MAN THE OTHER, WOLVERINE ENEMY OF THE STATE, X-MEN AGE OF APOCALYPSE and X-MEN DEADLY GENESIS.
176 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2183-8

FRANKLIN RICHARDS: WORLD BE #1
The Story: Marvel's massive summer smashfest begins...over in WORLD WAR HULK. But Franklin Richards isn't about to let the green goliath have all of the fun! Exiled by his parents to the depths of his room, Franklin has always used his father's inventions to keep himself entertained. Now Franklin has returned to the lab to wreak more accidental havoc on the FF, the Hulk, the Marvel Universe -- and anyone else who gets in the way. More reckless than ever, accompanied by his robotic babysitter H.E.R.B.I.E., Franklin may (unintentionally) tear the planet in half! The epic stories of Franklin unbound continue in this special one-shot by Marc Sumerak
and Chris Eliopoulos.
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #21
The Story: BACK IN BLACK continues as Spidey finds one his oldest friends in the fight of her life. Could this be the end for Betty Brant!?
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

GHOST RIDER #12
The Story: “Apocalypse Soon,” Part 1 (of 2)
Johnny Blaze has—against the will of the Ghost Rider bonded to his soul—decided to try to help the people of New York City against the unstoppable juggernaut that is The Hulk…by attacking The Hulk, head-on! Johnny just wants to do some good…but isn’t that what he always says before he does something ultimately
catastrophic?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

HULK: PLANET HULK
The Story: Savage alien planet. Oppressed barbarian tribes. Corrupt emperor. Deadly woman warrior. Gladiators and slaves. Battle axes and hand blasters. Monsters and heroes…and the Incredible Hulk! Let the smashing commence! This deluxe hardcover collects the entire Planet Hulk saga, plus extras! Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK #92-105, GIANT SIZE HULK #1 and the “Mastermind Excello” story from AMAZING FANTASY #15.
392 PGS./Rated A …$39.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2245-1

KILLRAVEN PREMIERE
The Story: In the not-so-distant future, Martians have invaded our world and laid waste to our civilization! Now, only Jonathan Raven – the gladiator known as Killraven – and his band of Freemen stand between Earth and utter annihilation! Dig sci-fi action? Love great visuals? Then grab your tub of popcorn and get ready for this modern classic from the great Alan Davis!
Collecting KILLRAVEN #1-6.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2538-8
Trim size: standard

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #25
The Story: The Human Torch falls into a probability rift and finds himself flung across innumerable alternate realities, including: a world where a heroic Victor Von Doom, a.k.a. Doc Iron, battles against Mr. Devious, Monsterman, The Human Pyre, and The Unstoppable Woman ... a.k.a. The Frightful Four, a world where the Femmetastic Four defends a world completely depopulated of men (then Johnny shows up) and a world where Johnny's arch-nemesis runs the FF ... That's right, SPIDER-MAN! Can The Watcher help Torch get back to his timeline, or will he wander forever through "The Worlds of What If?"
And a warm welcome to new cover artist PAUL SMITH!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: TREASURE ISLAND #1
The Story: Robert Louis Stevenson’s seafaring adventure is brought to graphic life by scrivener Roy Thomas (X-Men, Avengers,
Conan) and new penciling sensation Mario Gully! In this first issue, a scurvy pirate named Billy Bones jealously guards a mysterious treasure chest, hiding it at the inn owned by the father of young Jim Hawkins. In pursuit of the chest is the most ruthless band of pirates ever to strap on a cutlass, and when Billy Bones dies, all that stands between the pirate crew and the coveted treasure is poor Jim! This is a classic tale that has thrilled generations of readers, taken in by the allure of the sea—as only Stevenson could present it! Don’t dare miss this limited series adapting the entire novel, me hearties, or walkin’ the plank ye’ll be!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NEW AVENGERS #31
The Story: No hype! No BS! The most important last page of any Marvel comic this year! Do not miss it!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NEW EXCALIBUR #21
The Story: “BATTLE FOR ETERNITY”
Captain Britain’s most powerful enemy has declared war and he has some powerful allies. Plus, New Excalibur’s first foes, the Dark X-Men, make their move!
Part 4 (of 7)!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

NEW X-MEN #39
The Story: “THE QUEST FOR MAGIK”
After the shocking events of last issue, the students of the Xavier Institute take their stand against Belasco, but do they have any hope of defeating the powerful demon sorcerer? And deep in the heart of Limbo, Anole and Pixie make a deal with another devil, a much blonder and more Russian devil by the name of Illyana Rasputin, while an earth-bound Surge and Hellion try to find a way into Hell. Part 2 (of 4)!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NOVA #3
The Story: Nova’s return to Earth continues -- with guest-stars the Thunderbolts! He fought in a war. He saved the universe. But is the world ready for the post-Annihilation Nova? Iron Man has given Richard Rider 24 hours to decide whether he’ll join the Initiative -- but the Thunderbolts say his time is up! What will happen when Nova collides with this controversial crew… especially since one of their members is his former friend Robbie Baldwin, a.k.a. Penance?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #8
The Story: It's part 3 of “Blood and Sand,” with the heart of the American dream at stake.
Somewhere in the heart of the Sonoran desert, halfway between the United States and Mexico, the Hate-Monger and his infamous
hostage go one-on-one. Meanwhile, G.W. Bridge goes rogue… Stuart Clarke investigates how the National Force gets its
information and who's helping them get it… and Frank Castle unveils his astonishing plan.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER #8
The Story: In an alternate history of the American frontier, Andrew Jackson is a lawyer from Tennessee, William Henry Harrison has set himself up as governor of Carthage City, and Napoleon is leading an army just south of Detroit. But this is a world where folk magic actually works – and where a young boy who is the seventh son of a seventh son has the power to shape the world around him at will. This is a tale of Alvin Maker, an extraordinary man who is destined to change the world and build a magnificent Crystal City. But the Unmaker stands in his way, determined to stop Alvin from fulfilling his destiny. And with a violent war brewing between the settlers and the local tribes along the Mizzipy river, Alvin will find himself in more danger than he ever could have imagined… Adapted from the novel by New York Times Best-Selling Author Orson Scott Card (ENDER’S GAME), RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER is an incredible adventure through history and speculation, fusing high fantasy with the spirit of the American Frontier.
164 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99

SUB-MARINER #1
The Story: REVOLUTION (PART 1 OF 6)
The King has returned! Fresh off his key appearances in CIVIL WAR and WOLVERINE, Marvel’s first mutant returns in his own limited series that will forever change the way we look at Namor and Atlantis. A horrendous terrorist attack has struck the U.S., and all clues point to an Atlantean sleeper cell. Now, Namor finds himself in S.H.I.E.L.D.'s crosshairs. But is Namor to blame? Or is this merely the first strike orchestrated by those within Atlantis who would see Namor stripped of his title and his kingdom? The half-human, half-Atlantean son of two worlds must race between the sea and the surface to track down those responsible for the attack before Tony Stark, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. – a.k.a. Iron Man – takes him down! Written by Matt Cherniss and Peter Johnson (POWERLESS) with art by the internationally acclaimed Phil Briones (WHITE TIGER) and a first cover by superstar-artist Michael Turner!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ULTIMATE X-MEN #83
The Story: “THE UNDERNEATH”
It’s the showdown you knew was coming—Nightcrawler versus the X-Men! Over the last few months, Kurt Wagner has been pushed to his limits and now the gloves are off! It’s a battle to the finish as the erstwhile X-Man faces off against his former teammates in a battle royale you won’t ever forget. The status quo may never be the same after this. And waiting to pick up the pieces—the strange, subterranean group called the Morlocks! Ultimate excitement at its best! Part 2 (of 2)
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WHAT IF?: EVENT HORIZON
The Story: Marvel once again poses the question, "What If...?" In “The Other,” Peter Parker returned from the dead and embraced his “inner spider.” But what if he had been completely consumed by his inner, bestial impulses and became more spider than man? "Disassembled" was the darkest day in Avengers history. But what if the greatest threat had gone undetected? Hydra made Wolverine an "Enemy of the State." But what if the world’s deadliest killing machine was never de-programmed? In "Deadly Genesis," Professor X sent a secret squad of young mutants to the living island, Krakoa, in an ill-fated attempt to rescue the original X-Men before he formed the now-famous All-New, All-Different team. But what if this second team had survived? Attempting to slay Magneto Legion accidentally killed Professor X, giving rise to the "Age of Apocalypse." But what if Legion killed both Magneto and Xavier, leaving no leader to create any incarnation of X-Men to resist the onslaught of Apocalypse? Collecting WHAT IF? AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED, SPIDER-MAN THE OTHER, WOLVERINE ENEMY OF THE STATE, X-MEN AGE OF APOCALYPSE and X-MEN DEADLY GENESIS.
176 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2183-8

WORLD WAR HULK #1
John Romita Jr. Variant
The Story: Marvel's massive summer smashfest begins! Exiled by a group of Marvel "heroes" to the savage alien planet of Sakaar, the Hulk raged, bled and conquered through the pages of last year's "Planet Hulk" epic, rising from slave to gladiator to king. Now the Hulk returns to Earth to wreak his terrible vengeance on Iron Man, Reed Richards, Dr. Strange and Black Bolt -- and anyone else who gets in his 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. The epic story of anger unbound begins with this special double-sized issue written by "Planet Hulk" scribe Greg Pak and penciled by the legendary John Romita, Jr.
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WORLD WAR HULK #1
The Story: Marvel's massive summer smashfest begins! Exiled by a group of Marvel "heroes" to the savage alien planet of Sakaar, the Hulk raged, bled and conquered through the pages of last year's "Planet Hulk" epic, rising from slave to gladiator to king. Now the Hulk returns to Earth to wreak his terrible vengeance on Iron Man, Reed Richards, Dr. Strange and Black Bolt -- and anyone else who gets in his 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. The epic story of anger unbound begins with this special double-sized issue written by "Planet Hulk" scribe Greg Pak and penciled by the legendary John Romita, Jr.
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST PROLOGUE #1
The Story: The next sci-fi epic blasts off here! In the grim aftermath of the Annihilation War, a devastated universe struggles to rebuild. Gripped by fear and paranoia, civilizations have collapsed and entire worlds are now smoking ruins. What's next for the battle-weary heroes known as Nova, Peter Quill and Quasar? What are Ronan’s plans for the once-mighty Kree Empire? Which
cosmic characters of the past are about to return? Who is the new hero approaching on the horizon? And what is the new threat that no one suspects? Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, the acclaimed writing duo that brought you Annihilation Nova, unite with rising star Mike Perkins (Captain America, Union Jack) and cover artist Aleksi Briclot (World of Warcraft) to light the fuse on the next saga that will blast the universe wide open!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #27
The Story: Part 3 of the senses-shattering "Death of a Dream" storyline continues the follow-up to Cap's side of the story from Civil War that you can only find here in Captain America -- and all we can tell you right now is, nothing is what it seems! Not even this cover!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

HEDGE KNIGHT II: SWORN SWORD #1
The Story: In 2003, Dabel Brothers Productions released THE HEDGE KNIGHT and stunned the comic book world with their high quality adaptation of New York Times Best-Selling author George R. R. Martin’s novella which serves as a prequel to his epic novel series, A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE. In 2004, the collected graphic novel edition of THE HEDGE KNIGHT went on to become one of the best-selling graphic novels of the year. In 2006, Marvel Comics and Dabel Brothers Production republished the book in a prestige hardcover format, much to the delight of collectors and critics alike. And in Spring 2007, the Dabel Brothers will continue the story of THE HEDGE KNIGHT by adapting the next chapter in the series: George R. R. Martin’s THE SWORN SWORD.
Featuring the return of the creative duo of Mike S. Miller and Ben Avery, THE SWORN SWORD tells the story of the adventures of Ser Duncan and his squire one year after their initial meeting at the tournament in Ashford. After traveling the land in search of the puppeteer girl Tanselle, Dunk and Egg find themselves in the charge of Ser Eustace, an aged knight who has accepted Dunk as his sworn sword. But Ser Eustace has another knight in his service who is nothing but trouble, and he will make Dunk’s life far more difficult when he rashly attacks a peasant and causes grief to a local noble, the Lady Rohanne Webber. But the Lady Rohanne has problems of her own…and she knows the truth about Ser Eustace and the side he took in the battle of Redgrass Field. The long-awaited sequel to THE HEDGE KNIGHT has finally arrived!
32 PGS./ Rated T+…$2.99

HEROES FOR HIRE #11
The Story: The Heroes return to New York to find it the first battleground in WORLD WAR HULK. Will Humbug’s recently amplified powers be a factor against Hulk’s compatriots, Miek and Brood? Can the heroes salve the wounds of their adoptive city and still turn a profit? Both answers are “yes” if Misty Knight has
anything to say about it!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #107
The Story: The Illuminati called the Hulk a monster -- and shot him into space. But Amadeus Cho, the boy genius who took on Reed Richards in INCREDIBLE HULK #100, calls the Hulk a hero -- and prepares for his return. With just his big brain, a lot of guts and a few billion dollars stolen from Warren Worthington III, Cho tackles the insane task of building a team of heroes willing to side with the Hulk against the rest of the Marvel Universe. Will Hercules and Angel become the Hulk's Champions? Will Namor be his Defender? And what happens when the Prince of Power meets the Green King on Manhattan's shattered streets?
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

IRON MAN #19
The Story: A WORLD WAR HULK TIE-IN! Something's coming to Earth from deep space...and he's very angry. The Hulk wants revenge, and Iron Man's on his list. Can Tony Stark's space defenses even slow down the green giant? What special armor will Iron Man don against the ultimate opponent? One thing's for sure -- when these titans clash, the shockwaves will rock the Marvel Universe!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

LEGION OF MONSTERS: SATANA #1
The Story: Because you demanded it—more monsters! Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born’s Robin Furth spins a frightening yarn starring the devilish Satana! Meanwhile, Jonathan Hickman (The Nightly News) brings his edgy graphic storytelling to the Living Mummy! Two tales of terror you dare not miss!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #2
The Story: When the entire workforce of Stark China simply vanishes, Iron Man jets out to investigate. He soon discovers they've been shanghaied to build The Mandarin's latest technological horror: a 1,000-foot long dragon ship that lays waste to everything in its path ... including the Armored Avenger!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS VOL. 3: BIZARRE ADVENTURES
The Story: Facing the foes no single super hero could withstand! When global threats surface, they must contend with the combined might of: Captain America! Storm! Iron Man! The Hulk! Giant-Girl! Wolverine! Spider-Man! It's all-ages action in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Featuring M.O.D.O.C., the Black Knight, Morgan Lefay, the Serpent Society and Ego the Living Planet! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #9-12.
96 PGS./All Ages …$6.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2308-3

MIGHTY AVENGERS #4
The Story: Ultron has taken over the world!! The Black Widow has taken over S.H.I.E.L.D.! The Sentry's life is changed FOREVER! And the rest of the Avengers are faced with the power of the new Iron Man unleashed!!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MOON KNIGHT #11
The Story: “MIDNIGHT SUN: PART 5”
THE SECOND ARC OF THIS RED-HOT SERIES
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery… That is, unless your admirer wants to tear off your arm and use it as a baseball bat to cave in your skull. Which is exactly what an old acquaintance of Marc Spector intends to do. To survive, the man known as Moon Knight might have to look for help in unexpected places. Someone who can give him the psychological edge. Enter: The Profile.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

MYTHOS:SPIDER-MAN #4
The Story: Continuing the prestigious series showcasing the origins of the greatest heroes in the Marvel Universe! Find out how Spider-Man’s super hero career began in a fully-painted recounting of the origin of the original hard-luck hero.
32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

PUNISHER PRESENTS: BARRACUDA MAX #5
The Story: CONCLUSION!
They threw everything and the kitchen sink at Barracuda, but it didn’t spoil his day. What’s more, the guy he was paid to protect just became his sidekick. Get ready to meet the baddest hemophiliac on the planet. His name is Oswald -- but you can call him “Hemo” -- and you’d best get out of his way.
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Explicit Content …$3.99

SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #38
The Story: “THE LAST TEMPTATION OF EDDIE BROCK” Part 1 (of 2)
He used to be one of Peter Parker's most vicious foes: Venom. Now, though, Eddie Brock is weak and powerless. But fortune has smiled on Mr. Brock, putting him in the right place at the right time: The same hospital where May Parker is fighting for her life. With Peter at his most desperate and completely overwhelmed, will Eddie have one final chance to destroy the man he blames for all his life's woes?
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN AND THE FANTASTIC FOUR #3
The Story: The new Silver Society has had enough interference from the F.F. and Spider-Man, and The Imperator unleashes some strong deterrents in response. While Reed Richards searches the galaxy for answers, our heroes find the situation so dire they have to make a deal with the devil — or worse, Doctor Doom!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

THUNDERBOLTS: GUARDIAN PROTOCOLS
The Story: The Civil War gave Zemo a chance to amass a super-villain army – and now he is ready to unleash that fighting force on the Grandmaster, who plans to release an energy force across the planet that will lead to victory in his cosmic game of good and evil. But in this fight, who is good and who is evil? When the dust settles and the Guardian Protocols are enacted, the T-Bolts will never be the same again! Collecting THUNDERBOLTS #106-109.
96 PGS./Rated A …$10.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2246-X

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 3
The Story: This deluxe hardcover collects ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 5: CROSSOVER and ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 6: FRIGHTFUL, plus extras. In Crossover, it's the rise of the Marvel Zombies! Even in their short careers, the Ultimate FF have seen a lot of amazing things – but nothing will prepare them for the world they’re about to enter! Reed Richards has used his scientific genius to contact an Earth in a surprisingly familiar parallel dimension – and he’s ready to visit! Plus: The shocking secret of the Storm family is finally revealed! Locked away at the bottom of the ocean for 5,000 years, Namor the Sub-Mariner’s Atlantean tomb has been breached; now, he’s back to rule a planet. This is a Namor you’ve never seen before with a vastly different agenda. This is Ultimate Namor! Learn about the ties between Atlantis, the Ultimate Inhumans and the super-races that existed before man ruled the Earth! And in Frightful, guilt-ridden Reed Richards attempts to undo his greatest failure by using time travel to fix the snag that caused the teleportation accident that resulted in Ben Grimm becoming the Thing. If it works, Ben will be Ben and the Thing will never have existed. And neither will the FF. Be careful what you wish for! Plus: the awesome return of Dr. Doom! The zombiefied FF escape from their Baxter Building prison! The deadly debut of the Frightful Four! Johnny Storm finds out he has only 28 days to live! And that’s all just for starters! Collecting ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #21-32.
296 PGS./Rated T+ …$29.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2603-1

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 8: DEVILS
The Story: The FF are pulled into a madman’s scheme when those closest to them are drawn back through time as a lure to get the foursome to follow. And what awaits them in the year 1483 is a man with a quest to transform the world – literally. Meet the alchemist supreme: Ultimate Diablo! And his plans for the Fantastic Four aren’t pretty. Plus: Something strange has happened at Nursery Two, the Baxter Building’s Think Tank counterpart in Oregon. It’s disappeared, seemingly swallowed up by the earth itself! And if you think that heralds the return of the macabre Mole Man, go to the head of the class! Collecting ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #39-41 and ANNUAL #2.
112 PGS./Rated A …$12.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2450-0

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #110
The Story: “ULTIMATE KNIGHTS”
The mind-stunning climax to the “Ultimate Knights” arc! The traitor revealed! The fate of the Kingpin of Crime! Daredevil’s deep secret exposed! And Spidey’s in the issue, too, we think. Don’t miss a conclusion that will rock your world!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

WORLD WAR HULK: X-MEN #1
The Story: When the Illuminati voted to shoot the Hulk into space, Professor X wasn't there...but the Hulk just found out he was supposed to be. So he shows up at the Xavier Institute to ask a few pointed questions, Hulk style. With the other teams away, only Beast and the New X-Men stand between the massive rage of the Hulk and the Professor...not to mention the younger students who'd be caught in the crossfire. Can the X-Men-in-training survive the wrath of the Jade Giant until the other X-teams get back? Or will the young mutants become casualties of the World War Hulk?
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

WYRMS #5

The Story: BETRAYAL! Patience and her companions have come far to reach Cranning, and they prepare themselves for the ultimate task of killing Unwyrm and defying Patience's destiny. But one member of their group has been guiding them all along under Unwyrm's control, and this traitor has no intention of allowing them to destroy his master without a fight.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FACTOR #20
The Story: X-Factor deals with the fallout of the X-Cell explosion!
X-Factor reels as they try and piece their lives back together
as new relationships are forged and old ones crumble apart. Don’t miss this turning point issue!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
The Story: 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!
Collecting X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #1-8.
184 PGS./Rated A …$24.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2426-8
Trim size: oversized

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #542
The Story: A sniper’s bullet changes everything in Peter Parker’s life. Clad in his black costume, Spider-Man will stop at nothing to find the man who pulled the trigger and, even more important, the man who gave the kill order. This is Spider-Man at his darkest hour.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ANNIHILATION BOOK 3
The Story: The epic collection of the cosmic event concludes! One empire has fallen. Two heroes are dead. It all comes together here! Individually, the Silver Surfer, Super-Skrull, Ronan and Nova have faced down the Annihilation Wave...and lost! Now, they must unite those who remain or die by Annihilus’ hand! The Annihilation has only begun! Plus: Get caught up on all of the players in the Annihilation event – Annihilus, Nova, Ronan, the Silver Surfer, the Super-Skrull, Thanos and more – courtesy of the Xandarian Worldmind files of the Nova Corps! Collecting ANNIHILATION #1-6, ANNIHILATION: HERALDS OF GALACTUS #1-2 and the ANNIHILATION: THE NOVA CORPS FILES handbook.
304 PGS./Rated T+ …$29.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2153-2

BLACK PANTHER #28
The Story: "Part 1 of 4"
It’s slobberin’ time! The New Fantastic Four just made a wrong turn on the inter-dimensional super highway -- and they’ve landed in the middle of Zombie-verse! That’s right, True Believer, if the Black Panther, Storm, the Human Torch and the Thing can’t come up with the perfect escape plan, they’re going to be the next hors d'ouvres for Zombie Galacti intent on eating the entire universe! Spinning from the pages of the mega-hit MARVEL ZOMBIES!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

CABLE & DEADPOOL #42
The Story: “Fractured” Parts 1 and 2 (of 3)
The aftermath of the X-Men's battle against the HECATOMB has cost CABLE a huge chunk of his island paradise of Providence and an even bigger slice of his soul. With all his hopes for the future of the planet Earth in jeopardy, now would be a pretty bad time for a reunion with DEADPOOL, wouldn't it? And an even worse time for... an assassination!
32 PGS. (each)/Rated T+ …$2.99(each)

CRIMINAL #7
The Story: TRACY LAWLESS has returned from the wartorn deserts of the Middle East to find out who killed his brother, Rick, and why, but to do that, Tracy needs to find out exactly who his brother had become in the 15 years
since he'd last seen him. First step -- finding a way onto the remnants of Rick's crew of heisters, and staging a high speed escape from a prison transport. Will Tracy fall back into the life of crime he was raised around, fall victim to Mallory, the woman who shared his brother's bed, or find his way to the truth? Hell, you'll have to read the damn book to find that out. From the acclaimed and award-winning team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips.And remember, every issue of Criminal is packed from cover to cover with content, from back-up stories to noir articles by Brubaker and many other big-name writers.
32PGS/Mature Content/No Ads... $3.50

DAREDEVIL #98
The Story: The streets of Hell's Kitchen are caught in a gang war, and as Matt Murdock tries to protect them, the pieces of his life that he's tried so hard to put back together begin to tear apart at the seams. It's chaos and destruction as "To the Devil, His Due" races toward a shocking conclusion next issue!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #547
The Story: The Wizard has come all the way to Saturn's moon, Titan, to get revenge on his greatest enemy, but Reed Richards is more concerned with the message encoded in a strange artifact from 700 light years away. Meanwhile, the current FF deal with the aftermath of their battle with the Marvel Zombies.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

IMMORTAL IRON FIST #7
The Story: Her name was Wu Ao-Shi, and she was known as the Pirate Queen of Pinghai Bay...and that all came after she left K'un-Lun and took the power of the Iron Fist with her. Kicking her way out of the pages of THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST #2, this stand-alone issue tells the story of Wu Ao-Shi, from the moment she became the first woman to touch the heart of Shou-Lao the Undying, to her mysterious, controversial and epic ending. At long last, America: someone has combined pirates, kicking, girls, and Iron Fist into a single comic book. You're welcome.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN VOL. 1: LOW-LIFE
The Story: Introducing the world’s worst super hero! When a low-level S.H.I.E.L.D. agent gets a hold of Hank Pym’s new Ant-Man suit, you know the Marvel Universe is in trouble. He’s not concerned with saving the world or helping others. He’s concerned with getting through the day and getting a leg up on life. He’s not going to use his powers responsibly, he’s going to use them for the betterment of himself. He’s Ant-Man, a new “hero” for the modern world. If you thought Robert Kirkman pushed the boundaries of what could be in a Marvel Comic with MARVEL ZOMBIES just wait until you see what he does in here!
Collecting IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN #1-6.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$9.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1962-0

LEGION OF MONSTERS: MORBIUS #1
The Story: Brendan Cahill and Michael Gaydos (ALIAS) take Morbius the Living Vampire through the deepest depths of terrifying addictions in a devastating fully painted horror tale…and C.B. Cebulski is joined by superstar David Finch (NEW AVENGERS, MOON KNIGHT) to present an untold tale of the king of vampires—Dracula—and his beautiful daughter, Lilith! Terror has never looked as good as these frightening fables!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

MAGICIAN APPRENTICE #8
The Story: The Riftwar wages on! Pug, Tomas, and the rest of the party have been rescued from certain death by Dolgan, the dwarven chief, and their journey has taken a sharp detour into the mines of Mac Mordain Cadal. And as they travel, Dolgan explains that the Tsurani have already invaded the homes of the goblins and the moredhel, and that nearly 10,000 soldiers are ready to continue their assault on Midkemia. But in the mines, the party is followed by something just as dangerous as the Tsurani armies: a Wraith. And it’s ready to split the party into pieces if they let their guard down…
Based on the classic fantasy novel by New York Times Best-Selling Author Raymond E. Feist, MAGICIAN: APPRENTICE is a tale of high fantasy and coming of age that is considered to be second only to Tolkien in its depth, scope, and story!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #14
The Story: Remember your history — The Avengers didn't thaw out Captain America, and Kang the Conqueror became Master of the World throughout all time. To make a brighter future, our heroes have to go to the 1950's and enlist the help of The Agents of Atlas!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: LAST OF THE MOHICANS #2
The Story: The Munro sisters are captured, and to wipe the stain of dishonor, Hawkeye and his Mohican friends must rescue them—or die trying! Also, the sinister secret of Magua—The Subtle Fox. Continuing the saga of man against nature and his fellow man from the timeless novel by James Fenimore Cooper, adapted by Roy Thomas and Steve Kurth! Plus—more of Hawkeye’s past is revealed in “Deerslayer,” illustrated by Denis Medri!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE SUB-MARINER VOL. 2
The Story: After a five-year drought, it's time for Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner to come ashore with a second spectacular Masterworks offering. One of Marvel's oldest and most storied characters, the Sub-Mariner protects the undersea kingdom of Atlantis from the threats of the murky deep, and from those pesky pink-skinned land lubbers!
In this volume, you'll be treated to the amazing illustration of Namor's creator, Bill Everett, as he brings his unmatched ability to craft action and adventure in all things aquatic. You'll also be graced by the first scripts of heir apparent to the scripting crown of Atlantis, Roy Thomas, as he builds the foundation for the Sub-Mariner's leap into his very own solo series! With head-to-head battles with the Hulk, guest art by Gene Colan and the first of John Buscema's classic run on the character, you'll need an aqualung not to be drowned out by the majesty of this Masterworks!
Collecting TALES TO ASTONISH #88-101, IRON MAN & SUB-MARINER #1 and SUB-MARINER #1.
240 PGS./Rated A …$54.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2688-0
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE SUB-MARINER VOL. 2 HC – VARIANT EDITION VOL. 79
240 PGS./Rated A …$54.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2689-9

ONSLAUGHT REBORN #5
The Story: This is it! The heroes have assembled!! And the greatest evil the universe has ever faced is ready to take them on!!! Who lives?!?! Who dies?!?!?! And what will be the final fate of Onslaught?!?!?!?! Will this arch-fiend really be gone for good…or will we see his demonic face again in the Marvel Universe…? Only masters of full-on action, Jeph Loeb and Rob Liefeld, know for sure! All we know is this is the wildest ride on Earth—any Earth!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ONSLAUGHT REBORN #5
Joe Quesada Variant
The Story: This is it! The heroes have assembled!! And the greatest evil the universe has ever faced is ready to take them on!!! Who lives?!?! Who dies?!?!?! And what will be the final fate of Onslaught?!?!?!?! Will this arch-fiend really be gone for good…or will we see his demonic face again in the Marvel Universe…? Only masters of full-on action, Jeph Loeb and Rob Liefeld, know for sure! All we know is this is the wildest ride on Earth—any Earth!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

PARADISE X VOL. 1 TPB
The Story: In EARTH X, Captain America, the Fantastic Four, Thor, the Hulk and the X-Men discovered that their purpose - and the meaning of all super heroes and mutated people in the universe – was nothing more than to protect their host planet, in this case Earth, from outside invasion. They learned super heroes are merely biological antibodies to protect a growing embryo within the Earth. An embryo for the Celestial race: This is the way these Gods fought back – only to cause a terrible ecological imbalance, a rift at its core that in time would wipe out all life on the planet. In UNIVERSE X, Captain Marvel was reborn on Earth years after his death. But he also still claimed to walk in the realm of the unliving, where Earth's fallen champions still exist. Mar-Vell led a team of heroes in a quest for the greatest weapons of mass destruction on Earth, suggesting this would limit the destruction caused by the growing power struggle on the planet. But this was not the only reason. For his crusade on Earth only supported and armed a battle he fought in the realm of the fallen, a battle against Death herself. Those living champions who died in his collection of artifacts were added to the battle raging in this other realm. Mar-Vell led a charge against Death and killed her. But now that Death is dead, no one will ever die again. They may writhe in pain in hospitals because their bodies have been broken beyond repair, but they will not die. They will call out for an end to their suffering. They will cry out for peace but there will be no answer. Paradise will be denied them. Yes. Death is truly dead. Long live the living. Collecting PARADISE X #0-5, PARADISE X: XEN and HERALDS #1-3.
304 PGS./Rated T+ …$29.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2415-2

POWERS #27
The Story: “THE 25 COOLEST DEAD SUPER HEROES OF ALL TIME” Part Three.
POWERS IS BACK!! AND BIGGER THAN EVER!!! MORE PAGES, NEW FORMAT!! AND A SERIES OF DEADLY MYSTERIES THAT WILL ROCK THE POWERS UNIVERSE!!
Homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim investigate murders specific to super hero cases, and they both have a secret: They both have powers. A powers virus is tearing through the city. Young people are disappearing in the night and waking up dead... in costumes. Walker has a new partner and no leads, and what could Deena Pilgrim's connection to all of this be.
From the writer of some of your favorite Marvel comics (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, NEW AND MIGHTY AVENGERS) comes a brand-new chapter from this award-winning book.
40 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.95
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RUNAWAYS #27
The Story: “DEAD END KIDS”
Has there always been a “Runaways?” No. Then what does the above cover mean? You’re going to have to read it to find out, True Believers. Joss Whedon (ASTONISHING X-MEN, Buffy) and Michael Ryan (NEW EXCALIBUR) bring you more twists and turns as the Runaways go somewhere they’ve never been before.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SHE-HULK #20
The Story: Twenty issues of secrets and mysteries...
...and here's where we let you peek at the answers!
Is She-Hulk still married? What's Mallory's master plan? Who has Mr. Zix been talking to? Where's John?
Awesome Andy? Pug? Southpaw?!! BIG returns, BIGGER reveals, and THE BIGGEST SURPRISE OF ALL! All this, and a giant-size Man-Thing.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SILENT WAR #6
The Story: Can Black Bolt hold it together as he suffers the unkindest cut of all? Betrayal, madness and a battle for the ages as the U.S.A. strikes back at Attilan. Super-powered Kamikaze Marines go head-to-head with the Incomparable Inhumans in a battle for death ... or glory.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SILVER SURFER: REQUIEM #2
The Story: The latest offering from the Marvel Knights line. Guest-starring Spider-Man!
For untold years, Norrin Radd has surfed the galaxy, exploring the darkness between stars, witnessing the rise and fall of vast civilizations. Now his ride is about to come to an end. It starts with a small spot -- a blemish that will spread until he is no more. Until then, the Silver Surfer will undertake his final voyage -- to the one destination that has always eluded him. But first, a much-needed consultation with an old friend -- Spider-Man…
32 PGS./CARDSTOCK COVER/Rated T+ …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN FAIRY TALES #2
The Story: The legend of Kwaku Anansi, the First Spider, melds with the Marvel Universe as Anansi learns a valuable lesson about power and responsibility. On his quest for the legendary Spider-Orchid, Anansi is challenged by four elemental beings who seek to stop him from reaching his goal. Will Anansi be able to overcome the villainous forces of air, water, sand and fire to complete his journey and take his next steps in life? Beautifully painted by Niko Henrichon (Pride of Baghdad.)
32 PGS./Rated A…$2.99

THUNDERBOLTS #115
The Story: Warren Ellis and Mike Deodato bring their first explosive story arc to a close! Where will Moonstone’s scheming lead her? Can Norman hold onto control of the team…and of his mind? Will all of the Thunderbolts make it out alive? Stay tuned…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THUNDERBOLTS #115
Simone Bianchi Variant
The Story: Warren Ellis and Mike Deodato bring their first explosive story arc to a close! Where will Moonstone’s scheming lead her? Can Norman hold onto control of the team…and of his mind? Will all of the Thunderbolts make it out alive? Stay tuned…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #43
The Story: “Silver Surfer”
The arrival of the Silver Surfer on Earth triggers worldwide panic and a string of crises for the beleaguered Fantastic Four.
The Surfer claims he has only our best interest at heart, but can you believe anything an alien riding a surfboard tells you?
Part 2 (of 5)
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATES 2 VOL. 2: GRAND THEFT AMERICA
The Story: Tony and Natasha are on the eve of their wedding – but when Nick Fury makes his move against the mysterious traitor that's been plaguing the team, the Ultimates will never be the same! Also, Captain America and Wasp hit a serious snag in their relationship. Is this the end for the Ultimate Universe's hottest couple? Is this the beginning of the end for the Ultimates? Despite all the globe-girdling surveillance information and awesome firepower of S.H.I.E.L.D. and its super-powered army, the unthinkable has happened! An unknown enemy with unimaginable power and an unstoppable force of will is at our shores. Will hope rise from the ashes of defeat? Collecting ULTIMATES 2 #7-13.
232 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1790-3

WOLVERINE: BLOOD & SORROW
The Story: The feral X-Man fights alone in four standalone stories! In "The Package," Logan must escape from an army of savage killers deep in the heart of war-torn Africa – with a baby strapped to his chest! The infant daughter of an overthrown monarch is the only hope for a country’s future, and the conquering warlord is determined to see her dead. Can Wolverine get her to the border alive? Or will his greatest failure doom an entire nation? In “Better To Give...,” a heavily armed suicide cult – clad in elf outfits – has taken hostage a mid-Manhattan department store on Christmas Eve and is threatening to blow the place sky high. Among the shoppers: Logan, who’s just itching to sink his (Santa) claws into someone after enduring the Yuletide rush. Should be easy for a damn-near invulnerable force of nature to save the day, right? Think again. All is not as it seems, as a spoiled billionaire’s daughter is about to find out, and the true meaning of Christmas will be spelt out...in blood. In "The House of Blood and Sorrow," Wolverine lies at the edge of death in a rural Nebraska cornfield after crashing to Earth in the wake of a clash with a giant robot at the edge of the atmosphere, lapsing in and out of a coma as his body desperately tries to heal. And that’s when things really get bad. The men who sent the robot to destroy Wolverine have come to finish the job. The townsfolk who witnessed the crash have gathered up a mob to hunt down and destroy the alien that’s landed. And Wolverine’s fate just might rest in the hands of the strange little girl who first found him in that dark cornfield. A strange little girl with an affinity for taking care of odd creatures – and whose family holds a deep, dark secret hidden from the light of day. And in "The Healing," Logan lies gutted in a Northwest forest, surrounded by wolves and clinging onto hope and sanity as his body goes about the complicated work of repairing itself. It’s not as easy as you might think. Collecting WOLVERINE #41 and #49, GIANT-SIZE WOLVERINE #1, and X-MEN UNLIMITED #12.
120 PGS./Parental Advisory …$13.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2607-4

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #15
The Story: “Swift and Terrible,” Part 5 (of 5)
The first clash between Wolverine and Daken, Wolverine’s newfound son, comes to its shocking finale as we find out just how far both men are willing to go to get their revenge. Speaking of revenge, just who is Cyber after…and why? The big picture gets clearer and the stakes get higher in this key issue—don’t miss out!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WORLD WAR HULK: FRONT LINE #1
The Story: Your street-level view of the Hulk’s invasion! The Green Goliath has returned to Earth on a collision course with some of Marvel’s mightiest heroes…so what does that mean for the ordinary people caught in the crossfire? Ben Urich and Sally Floyd -- fresh from their appearance in CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE -- pound the pavement to uncover the story behind the story! Plus: Who wants our tireless reporters to take down J. Jonah Jameson, and how do they want them to do it? Grab your press pass and join the CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE team of writer Paul Jenkins and penciler Ramon Bachs as they take you to the middle of this summer’s blockbuster!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN #200
Chris Bachalo Wraparound Cover
The Story: Blinded by the Light, Part 1 of 4.
Jump on board here! This is where it all begins! The X-Men face meltdown from within and from without... and their leader, Rogue, faces something worse. Meanwhile a mysterious strike force is taking out the few remaining mutants one by one, with ruthless efficiency. But who is the ultimate target? This special double-sized anniversary issue features a plethora of mutant guest stars, the return of several fan-favorites, and a devastating face-off against the deadliest villain team in the X-Men's forty-four year history! FEATURING THE FIRST ENDANGERED SPECIES BACK-UP STORY LEADING UP TO THIS FALL'S X-MEN EVENT!
64 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS VOL. 2 #1
The Story: The early days of mutant fun returns! Unfortunately, the X-Men are a male-dominated group in this early time. Concerned that star pupil Marvel Girl could use a role model, Professor Xavier enlists the world's top female hero - Sue Storm, The Invisible Girl!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99