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MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AVENGERS VOL. 14 HC
Written by STEVE ENGLEHART with ROY THOMAS
Penciled by SAL BUSCEMA & DAVE COCKRUM with GEORGE TUSKA & DON HECK
Cover by RON WILSON
Prepare yourself for one of the greatest sagas in Avengers history: the
Celestial Madonna! Throughout his AVENGERS run, writer Steve Englehart
slowly built the mysterious Mantis into one of the ’70s most intriguing
characters. Here, her tale reaches its cosmic climax in a series of
adventures spanning space and time! The action begins when Kang the
Conqueror arrives on the scene — and before it’s over Hawkeye will
return; an Avenger will die; the Legion of the Unliving shall rise; and
Kang, Rama-Tut and Immortus will have time-twisted you in two! And
that’s just for starters, as this volume presents the origin of the
Vision and the android Avenger’s wedding to the Scarlet Witch! They’re
Marvel Masterworks, one and all! Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #129-135,
GIANT-SIZE AVENGERS #2-4 and FOOM #12.
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 3 TPB
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JACK KIRBY & JIM STERANKO
Cover by JIM STERANKO & RICHARD ISANOVE
The MARVEL MASTERWORKS proudly unfurl one of the greatest runs in Marvel
history: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Jim Steranko’s CAPTAIN AMERICA! We
begin with the Red Skull in a plot that forces Cap to do his nemesis’
bidding or risk America’s nuclear annihilation! Its Kirby action at its
best with Batroc the Leaper and the Trapster, and Lee drama at its
deepest as Cap relives his first meeting with — and the death of — Bucky
Barnes. Last, but most certainly not least, comes Jim Steranko! The
master of the medium will take you on a ride like none other with Cap
vs. the Hulk, the return of Bucky and…the death of Captain America!
Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #101-113.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION: GHOSTS OF THE PAST TPB
Volume 15 in the Spider-Man Epic Collection
Written by TOM DEFALCO, BOB LAYTON, CRAIG ANDERSON, PETER DAVID, STAN LEE, LOUISE SIMONSON & DANNY FINGEROTH
Penciled by RON FRENZ, BOB LAYTON, PATY COCKRUM, SAL BUSCEMA, BOB MCLEOD, MARY WILSHIRE,
GREG LAROCQUE & MIKE HARRIS
Cover by RON FRENZ
The Hobgoblin is back! The high-flying villain is after Norman Osborn’s
journals — and he’s targeted Mary Jane and the pregnant Liz Osborn!
Plus: Mary Jane reveals the secrets of her childhood! The Scorpion
attacks as J. Jonah Jameson ties the knot! Spidey battles the symbiotic
alien costume in a senses-shattering showdown! The Kingpin strikes after
the Beyonder turns a skyscraper to gold! Spidey faces the cosmic power
of Firelord! The new Spider-Slayer attacks the person he believes to be
Spider-Man: Mary Jane! And things get downright silly when Spidey must
deal with Spider-Kid, Frog-Man and the Toad, and track a thief to…the
suburbs! Featuring the return of Black Fox and Crusher Hogan, and the
debuts of Silver Sable and Slyde! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963)
#259-272 and ANNUAL #18-19, and WEB OF SPIDER-MAN (1985) #1 and #6.