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Spidey gets by with a little help from his friends! If he can survive a
rematch with the Tri-Sentinel, this time without Captain Universe
powers, Spider-Man will face a sidekick's revenge! But wait, he never
had a sidekick. So who is the Secret Empire's cyborg powerhouse
Midnight? To get to the bottom of this mess, the web-slinger will need
to do a little old-fashioned teaming up. How's Moon Knight, Punisher,
Nova, Night Thrasher and Darkhawk? Not enough names? Well, the
extravaganza known as the Vibranium Vendetta has Iron Man, Black
Panther, Kingpin and...hoo-boy...the metallic menace known as Ultron!
How does Peter Parker handle all this action without Cardiac problems?
Oops, spoke too soon!
Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #351-360 and
ANNUAL #25, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #11, WEB OF SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL
#7 and SPIDER-MAN: FEAR ITSELF.
Celebrate the birthday of the book that made a Giant-Size impact on
comics! Revisit the fateful day that Professor X gathered an all-new,
all-different, multinational mix of mutants -- as Storm, Nightcrawler,
Colossus, Banshee, Sunfire, Thunderbird and some guy named Wolverine
unite with Cyclops in the rescue tale that ushered in four decades of
uncanny adventures! See how the original team reacted to the newly
expanded roster! Learn the tragic histories of Colossus and Wolverine!
Ask yourself "What If?" they all died or never even met! And savor the
explosive epic that revealed the group's true deadly genesis and the
ill-fated existence of a previous team!
Collecting GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1
and #3-4, CLASSIC X-MEN #1, X-MEN ORIGINS: COLOSSUS #1, X-MEN ORIGINS:
WOLVERINE #1, X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS #1-6, WHAT IF? (1989) #9 and #23,
and material from X-MEN GOLD #1.
Artist Herb Trimpe is joined by writer Steve Englehart for another
Hulk-sized Marvel Masterworks edition! But first, a trip to
Counter-Earth, where Hulk confronts his most-hated enemy: Bruce Banner!
Add in the Rhino and the Abomination, and the action and drama can't be
contained! Then, Hulk heads for Canada where the X-Men's Mimic returns,
and the Wendigo makes his first appearance! And Hulk's travels will take
him both over land and undersea until he returns to the United States
to unleash his vengeance on General Thunderbolt Ross! When the
malevolent M.O.D.O.K. mutates Betty Ross into the Harpy, Hulk must save
her -- even if she's now married to Glenn Talbot -- in an adventure that
ends like every Hulk story ought to: with the green goliath battling
Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #157-170.
The very first STAR WARS comic-book series continues! After the events
of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, loveable rogue Han Solo is lost, frozen in
carbonite. But as the search for Solo begins, Imperial Forces and other
troubles keep getting in the way. Princess Leia clashes with Darth
Vader! Luke Skywalker goes on trial for treason! C-3PO and R2-D2 face
danger on a droid moon! Lando Calrissian finds Cloud City deserted! If
the Crimson Forever doesn't get the rebels, maybe the new Imperial
super-weapon will! And a new member joins the gang, with a crush on a
certain handsome Jedi! Meanwhile, the discovery of a gold statue of Han
reveals a hidden story from his and Chewbacca's past. And who are the
Hoojibs? It's Star Wars in the Mighty Marvel Manner!
WARS (1977) #45-78 and ANNUAL #2.
The Lord of Latveria and Atlantis' Avenging Son forge the Marvel
Universe's most volatile alliance! But when the Sub-Mariner regrets his
decision, he finds it's not that easy to walk away from a pact with
Doom. Can anything get him out of this torturous team-up? Maybe the
Fantastic Four -- but probably not the Avengers, who've been enslaved by
Attuma! And while Dr. Doom has his gauntlets full keeping Namor in
line, the Red Skull sets his sights on Latveria! When Captain America
sides with Doom, you know you're in trouble. But both Doom and the Skull
plan to enslave the Earth -- and the only ones standing in their way
are Magneto and the Champions! Introducing the Shroud and featuring the
villainy of the Hate-Monger!
Collecting GIANT-SIZE SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP
#1-2, SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP #1-14 and #16-17, AVENGERS (1963) #154-156,
and CHAMPIONS #16.
From the darkened depths rises a peril greater than any Thor has ever
before faced. Mangog threatens to unsheathe the Odinsword and bring
Ragnarok upon the Norse gods in this collection of Asgardian classics!
And that's just the beginning -- because in Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's
Thor, there's always another cosmic adventure around the corner! Case in
point: a cosmic battle between Galactus and Ego the Living Planet; the
return of "Him," the man who would come to be known as Adam Warlock; and
the universe-shaking origin of Galactus! Thor's adventures get
personal, too, with a surprising revelation regarding Donald Blake, the
return of Jane Foster, and the dramatic dance between Balder and the
Norn queen Karnilla!
Collecting THOR (1966) #154-174.
Secret Agent X-9: By Dashiell Hammett and Alex Raymond
(w) * Alex Raymond (a & c)
The strip was a dailies-only serial. This volume collects the complete
Hammett/Raymond strips, plus the subsequent stories by Raymond and
Leslie Charteris, famous himself for "The Saint" novels, as well as the
Charteris stories drawn by Charles Flanders. Included are strips from
January 22, 1934 through October 31, 1936.
Before Walter Simonson's work with Marvel and DC, there was Star
Slammers, a series first devised by Simonson during his college days.
The Slammers would later be resurrected as a Marvel graphic novel, and
then a miniseries. Simonson describes it thus: "Once upon a time, there
was a race of men who could out-shoot, out-fight, and out-kill anybody.
They were paid fabulous sums to act as mercenaries. The practice became
so lucrative, they decided to go into business. They became the most
successful businessmen in history, and they called themselves...The Star
A groundbreaking collection in both scope and detail, The Untold History
of Black Comic Books traces the changing image of African-Americans in
comic books from the 1940s right up to the present day. Perfect for fans
and comic scholars alike, it includes nearly 200 pages of rarely seen
classic and mainstream comics, many in full color, researched and
compiled by two of America's foremost comic book historians.
The world-famous comic strip, restored and collected for the first time
in its entirety! The second of four exclusive volumes, authorized by the
Edgar Rice Burroughs estate that collects the entire run of the
legendary Tarzan comic strip by one of the most influential artists of
the 20th-century, Burne Hogarth, reprints the final groups of strips
written by Don Garden, who also collaborated with Hal Foster. The
restorations are by the renowned comic strip restorer, Peter Maresca,
who also worked on Titan's critically acclaimed Flash Gordon volumes.
The volume contains an illustrated introduction by comics artist Thomas
Yeates, who worked on Tarzan: The Beckoning and recalls his meetings
with Burne Hogarth and the inspiration Hogarth gave him. Collects the
stories "Tarzan and the Peoples of the Sea and the Fire," "Tarzan
against Dagga Ramba," "Tarzan and the Fatal Fountain," and "Tarzan and
the Barbarians," originally published between 1940 and 1943.