Marvel Comics July 2007 Solicitations, Part One

by Jeff

The kind folks at Marvel Comics have supplied ComicList with their solicitations for comics and other products shipping in July of 2007.

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MARVEL HEROES

CAPTAIN AMERICA #25 – DIRECTOR’S CUT
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils and Cover by STEVE EPTING
Go behind the scenes on one of the most important issues in Marvel history!
The events in CAPTAIN AMERICA #25 have been covered in news outlets nationwide, and this bonus edition brings you closer to the tragedy than ever before. Reprints CAPTAIN AMERICA #25 in its entirety and featuring Ed Brubaker’s complete script and other extras.
64 PGS./Rated T+…$4.99

CIVIL WAR CHRONICLES
Written by MARK MILLAR & PAUL JENKINS
Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN, RAMON BACKS & STEVE LEIBER
Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
Experience CIVIL WAR and it’s major tie-ins from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, FANTASTIC FOUR, FRON LINE and more in chronological order! The landscape of the Marvel Universe is changing, and it’s time to choose: Whose side are you on? A conflict has been brewing, threatening to pit friend against friend, brother against brother – and all it will take is a single misstep to cost thousands their lives and ignite the fuse! As the war claims its first victims, no one is safe as teams, friendships and families begin to fall apart. The crossover that rewrites the rules, CIVIL WAR stars Spider-Man, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the entirety of the Marvel pantheon! This issue reprints CIVIL WAR #1, and the “Embedded” and “Accused” stories from CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE #1.
72 PGS./RATED T+…$4.99

HALO: UPRISING #1 (of 4)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover 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 issue 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? Read this debut issue to start the journey into the Halo universe!
40 PGS./17 and Up …$3.99
This comic book is based on a Mature-rated video game.
Microsoft, Bungie, the Bungie logo, Halo, the Halo logos, the Microsoft Game Studios logo, Xbox 360, the Xbox logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries and are used under license from owner. © 2007 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN #6 (of 7)
Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH
Art and Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Variant Cover by GREG LAND
Sketch Variant by JAE LEE
The Affiliation, the group comprised of Roland’s father and his forces, are being lured into a fatal trap in the Shaved Mountains. With the Old Ones’ weapons fired up by Hambry’s oil, the Affiliation will be wiped out—unless Roland Deschain—the Gunslinger—can intercede in time! It’s a story of love and betrayal from the heart of Mid-World, in this, the penultimate chapter in the first act of Roland’s tale. Plus—all the extras Dark Tower fans have come to expect!
48 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99
©2007 Stephen King. All rights reserved

Visit www.marvel.com/darktower for more info and art!

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK #1 (of 6)
Written by ROY THOMAS (BASED ON THE NOVEL BY ALEXANDER DUMAS)
Penciled by HUGO PETRUS
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Alexander Dumas’ brilliant follow-up to The Three Musketeers, brought to vivid life as only Roy Thomas and Hugo Petrus can! Deep inside the French prison known as the Bastille resides prisoner number 12, Philippe…who is none other than the twin brother of King Louis XIV. He was incarcerated to prevent him from setting off a civil war in his quest for the kingship itself. But there are forces who will work tirelessly to free this man in the iron mask—and put Philippe on the throne! It’s the start of an adaptation that will draw you in with political intrigue so timely it will shock you.
32 PGS./Rated T+…$2.99

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: TREASURE ISLAND #2 (of 6)
Written by ROY THOMAS (BASED ON THE NOVEL BY
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON)
Penciled by MARIO GULLY
Cover by GREG HILDEBRANDT
With a treasure map in hand, young Jim Hawkins sets out to find buried treasure—as a cabin boy! But en route, Jim learns—to his horror—that the crew of the ship is comprised of former allies of Flint…the very man whose treasure they seek! And these brigands are planning to take the treasure—and murder anyone who gets in their way.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS #3 (of 6)
Written by Roy Thomas (BASED ON THE NOVEL BY JAMES FENIMORE COOPER)
Penciled by Steve Kurth &
Denis medri
Cover by
JELENA KEVIC DJURDJEVIC
The English are slaughtered at Fort William Henry and Alice is kidnapped by the Indian, Magua. Hawkeye and the Mohicans reach the ruined fort too late, and as they set out in pursuit of Alice, their canoes are tailed…by those of the ruthless Hurons! Plus, learn more of Hawkeye’s past in “Deerslayer!”
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

ULTIMATE MARVEL

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #44

Written by MIKE CAREY
Pencils and Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
“SILVER SURFER”
The Silver Surfer has arrived on Earth and no force can defeat him. But he is merely the herald of one whose power defies description—one to whom universes are mere stepping stones…Psycho Man! Part 3 (of 5)
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #111
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MARK BAGLEY & STUART IMMONEN
Cover by MARK BAGLEY & RICHARD ISANOVE
50/50 Variant Cover by STUART IMMONEN & RICHARD ISANOVE
The artistic baton is passed from longtime penciler Mark Bagley to stunning new ongoing artist Stuart Immonen, of Ultimate X-Men and Ultimate Fantastic Four fame! Peter and his Aunt May have perhaps the most important conversation of Peter’s life. It’s a gut-wrenching, emotional roller coaster you’ll never forget. And on the lighter side, we introduce the latest addition to the Spidey villains gallery—say hello to Ultimate Spot! We kid thee not.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATE X-MEN #84
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Pencils and Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
The X-Men are no more. Long live the X-Men! The man from the future, Bishop, completes his own team of mutants, ready to carry on the legacy of Charles Xavier. And their first task is to stop the attacks of the deadly Sentinels against their kind. And you’ll never guess who’s behind the attacks… or who the new
Ultimate X-Men are!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #543
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils and Cover by RON GARNEY
“Back in Black,” Part 5
Conclusion!
One bullet changed everything for Peter Parker. The black-clad Spider-Man has battered his way to the man who gave the kill order — Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. the Kingpin. At his darkest hour, will Peter cross the line he swore he’d never cross? You won’t believe your eyes, True Believer.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #22
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by TODD NAUCK
Cover by TODD NAUCK
A BACK IN BLACK extravaganza!! The deadly plans of Miss Arrow stand revealed and the friends of Peter Parker may not live to see another day.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #39
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by LEE WEEKS
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Eddie Brock is a man consumed. By his cancer, by demons real and imagined, by his past as the deadly villain Venom. While his arch-foe Peter Parker and a group of his family and friends hold a séance conducted by Madame Web to try and reach the comatose May, Brock will set in motion a plan that will either redeem all his past wrongs or damn him to everlasting
suffering…Which will he choose?
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN AND THE FANTASTIC FOUR #4 (of 4)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Pencils and Cover by
MIKE WIERINGO
Reed Richards is back, and so is someone else. And that someone is MAD. And not as charming as he was when we saw him last. Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four have figured out how to save the human race, but now they have to save the alien invaders as well!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN FAIRY TALES #3 (of 4)
Written by C.B.CEBULSKI
Art and Cover by KEI KOBAYASHI
Spider-Man Fairy Tales continues with a retelling of Spider-Man’s origin, fusing one of Marvel’s most classic stories with a number of popular Japanese ghost stories and legends! After the death of his parents, a young Buddhist monk is taken in by his elderly aunt and uncle and has since enjoyed a peaceful life away from further pain and suffering in a secluded temple. But when an evil “tsuchigumo,” or spider spirit, attacks and bites the young boy, he finds he’s gained tremendous abilities which he must now use to save his temple from six sinister ghostly invaders who have come for his blood!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #10
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Pencils and Cover by
RON FRENZ
“CARNAGE!” Part 2 of 4
Caught in a war between Maria Hill and the Contessa Valentina Allegro De Fountaine, Spider-Girl must also battle the reborn Carnage who is targeting the students and facility of Midtown High as well as the Parker family! Guest-starring: Kaine and Darkdevil!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #20
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Penciled by DAVID HAHN
Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
Three little words set Mary Jane’s world ablaze…and by page 22, Nothing Will Ever Be The Same Again…again. And This Time, It’s Personal.
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST – STAR-LORD #1 (of 4)
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Penciled by TIMOTHY GREEN
Cover by NIC KLEIN
Annihilation: Conquest continues here – – with the war book that brings back cosmic cult faves from throughout the decades! Peter Quill is once again Star-Lord – – but what could possibly make him take on his former identity? And what brings together the motley crew that includes Bug, Captain Universe, Deathcry, Mantis, Groot and Rocket Raccoon? Grab your blaster and say your prayers as Keith Giffen (ANNIHILATION) and soon-to-be star Timothy Green (Rush City) deliver a sci-fi twist on Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST– – WRAITH #1 (of 4)
Written by JAVIER GRILLO-MARXUACH
Art by KYLE HOTZ
Cover by CLINT LANGLEY
Annihilation: Conquest continues here — with the introduction of a dark addition to Marvel’s galaxy of sci-fi stars! Who is the haunted loner known as Wraith? What are his chilling powers, how did he get them, and what is the tragic quest
that drives him? Javier Grillo-Marxuach (TV’s Lost and Medium) and Kyle Hotz (ZOMBIE) dare you to ride with Marvel’s new gothic gunslinger!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST – QUASAR #1 (of 4)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Penciled by MIKE LILLY
Cover by MATT WILSON
Annihilation: Conquest continues here – – with a fantasy quest for the key to the entire event! The new Quasar – – a.k.a. Phyla-Vell, daughter of Captain Marvel – – embarks on an epic journey that could bring an end to Conquest. What has happened to her home world? What classic foe of the Avengers is now hunting her? What is troubling her lover, Moondragon? Join the action as Wizard’s “2007 Writer to Watch” Christos Gage (UNION JACK) and Mike Lilly (Vampirella) introduce you to a sci-fi Joan of Arc determined to earn her legacy and save a galaxy!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NOVA #4
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by SEAN CHEN
Cover by ADI GRANOV
Annihilation: Conquest continues here — as the Human Rocket zooms into the next sci-fi saga! Rich Rider stood toe to toe with Annihilus, but can the last remaining Nova Corps centurion face a foe that has an entire galaxy on lockdown? And what will happen when a man used to flying anywhere finds himself trapped with nowhere to run? Hang on tight as Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (ANNIHILATION: NOVA) and Sean Chen (IRON MAN) take you inside the next cosmic war!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL HEROES

BLADE #11
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
It’s the build-up to the climactic end of Blade’s first year! And to celebrate, Marc Guggenheim and Howard Chakykin are unloading the series’ first two-part story! What story could be so big it needed two issues to tell? Only the climactic encounter between Blade and his newly-discovered father! What is Blade’s connection to an ancient vampire prophecy and how will it affect him forever? The answers begin here, true believer!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ALL-NEW OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z: UPDATE #3
Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, STUART VANDAL, SEAN MCQUAID, MICHAEL HOSKIN, ERIC J. MOREELS, AL SJOERDSMA, CHAD ANDERSON, RONALD BYRD, ANTHONY FLAMINI, STEVEN FAULKNER, MADISON CARTER, CHRIS BIGGS, DAVID WILTFONG
Cover by AARON LOPRESTI
Do you think Death Metal is just a kind of music? Do you think the Zodiac Key belongs in your car’s ignition? Did someone tell you that the Acts of Vengeance was a book in the Bible? Clear up your misconceptions with the latest OFFICIAL HANDBOOK! Featuring new characters who have never been covered before (Cobra, Crusader, Sabreclaw of MC2), characters from past editions receiving their first 21st-century entries (Batroc, Deathbird, Kid Colt, Klaw) and older characters who have never been covered at all ranging from the overlooked (Chrome of the New Universe, Gods of Mesopotamia, Masked Marauder) to the completely obscure (Geometer, Huntsman)! Plus, a major 5-page spotlight on the avenging son himself, Namor the Sub-Mariner! And don’t forget Juggernaut, Shaman, And much, much more!
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AVENGERS CLASSIC #2
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
Penciled by MICHAEL OEMING
Cover by ART ADAMS
Stan and Jack bring you AVENGERS #2 in all its Hulk-out glory! Plus a bonus back-up story by Dwayne McDuffie and Mike Oeming featuring the INCREDIBLE HULK in a story of misunderstanding and mayhem! Don’t miss out, it’s only 3 bucks!
And check out that far-out Art Adams cover! It’s a gas!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #28
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils by STEVE EPTING & MIKE PERKINS
Cover by STEVE EPTING
Meet the New Serpent Squad, their leader — Sin, the daughter of the Red Skull! And now as the world still reels from the tragic assassination of Captain America, the Skull and his minions begin to put their plans into motion, to deadly effect! And as the Falcon and Nick Fury hunt for the Winter Soldier, new director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Tony Stark, gets a message from beyond the grave…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THE CHAMPIONS #1
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils and Cover by BARRY KITSON
Variant Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
THE CHAMPIONS introduces the all-new and Los Angeles-based crown jewel in Tony Stark’s FIFTY-STATE INITIATIVE. A team of Stark-branded and created super heroes, these young actors, athletes and models are infused with tremendous powers and even more tremendous fame, reborn as the First Super Hero Team of Tomorrow™ — THE CHAMPIONS. Here the same ol’-same ol’ means hooking up at the Standard, drinks at SkyBar and a death-duel on Sunset Blvd. against some villain too stupid to realize that, in Hollywood, the good guys always win. The catch: you can be fired at any point along the way. And every inch of your life will be subjected to intense public scrutiny. And if you survive all that for a whole year, you’ll face mandatory retirement. And there’s no guarantee you’ll live to see that retirement. If you had one year to save the world, what would you do?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DAREDEVIL #99
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MICHAEL LARK
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
It’s the shocking conclusion of “TO THE DEVIL, HIS DUE” as the knife twists in Matt Murdock’s back, and his life leaps off the rails once again. The villain who’s been ripping Hell’s Kitchen apart is revealed, as DD leaps into the fight of his life!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DAREDEVIL: BATTLIN’ JACK MURDOCK #2 (of 4)
Story by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO & ZEB WELLS
Script by ZEB WELLS
Art and Cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
“The latest offering from the Marvel Knights line”
A failed boxer turned mob enforcer, Battlin’ Jack Murdock is living in an alcohol-soaked world where his fists are his only
currency and his day job is filled with violence — until the birth of his son Matt leads him on a path to redemption, that is. But when Jack finds out that integrity has a price – one that he just might not be able to pay — can he stay away from the bottle? Or will a young Matt Murdock discover why they called his father Battlin’ Jack?!
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover Parental Advisory …$3.99

GHOST RIDER: TRAIL OF TEARS #6 (of 6)
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Pencils and Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
It’s High noon Hell! Five inhuman 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 with blood in their eyes and their sights trained on the Spirit of Vengeance itself.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR AND POWER PACK #1 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Pencils and Cover by GURIHIRU
Jack Power has competition for B.M.O.C. of N.Y.C.’s P.S. 616 … the new kid in school, FRANKLIN RICHARDS, Son of a Genius! But when two older kids swipe the gear of WIZARD and the TRAPSTER and target both Frank and Jack, the FF and Power Pack have to team up to stop the “Attack of the Super-Bullies!”
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

FANTASTIC FIVE #1 & 2 (of 5)
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Penciled by RON LIM
Covers by CLAYTON HENRY
“The Final DOOM!” Parts 1 & 2 of 5
As the Human Torch and Lyja discuss the merits of leaving the F5 to form their own team and Sharon Ventura returns to confront her ex-husband the Thing, the real Doctor Doom returns with cosmic-like power and a thirst for revenge on Reed Richards and the Sub-Mariner! Also starring the Invisible Woman, Psi-Lord and Kristoff–and cameos galore!
32 PGS. (each)/Rated A …$2.99 (each)

FANTASTIC FOUR #548
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER
Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
Fantastic Four vs. Frightful Four—‘Nuff Said!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

IMMORTAL IRON FIST #8
Written by ED BRUBAKER & MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by DAVID AJA
Once a generation, the Seven Capital Cities of Heaven align on a plane far beyond the ken of mortal men. It is here that these cities send their Immortal Warriors to compete against one another in a combat tournament to end all tournaments…and it is here that Daniel Rand was spirited to in his darkest hour. Generations of mystical war traditions await their chance to prove they have the greatest kung fu…to THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WORLD WAR HULK #2 (of 5)
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cover by DAVID FINCH
Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
The puny human “heroes” of Earth, including Reed Richards, Iron Man, Dr. Strange and Black Bolt, called the Hulk a monster and shot him into space. Now the Hulk has returned with a rage that knows no bounds—and he has a posse! Can the mightiest powerhouses of the Avengers stop the Hulk and his cadre of super-powered Warbound gladiators as they carve their path of mayhem through the concrete canyons of Manhattan? Can battling Ben Grimm and the rest of the Fantastic Four save Reed Richards from the Hulk’s wrath? And what hope can She-Hulk have of calming her great green cousin’s terrible rage?
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WORLD WAR HULK: FRONT LINE #2 (of 6)
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Art by RAMON BACHS, SHAWN MARTINBROUGH &
CHRIS MORENO
Cover by JOHN WATSON
Your man-on-the-street view of WORLD WAR HULK continues here – – with three separate features all written by Paul Jenkins! First, Ben Urich and Sally Floyd, now running their own newspaper, attempt to single-handedly cover a story that even the big boys can’t — featuring art by Ramon Bachs (CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE)! Then, costume division detective Danny Granville and the alien known as Korg race to figure out who killed one of Hulk’s allies – – with art by Shawn Martinbrough (JSA Classified)! Finally, Chris Moreno (Sidekick) proves that the Hulk’s invasion of Manhattan is actually something to laugh at!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #108
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Cover by GARY FRANK
By hook and by crook, teen genius Amadeus Cho has done the impossible — assembling a team of heroes crazy enough to side with the Hulk upon his return to Earth. But what happens when these Renegades finally come face-to-face with the Hulk’s alien Warbound allies — while civilians struggle to survive in the shattered streets of Manhattan? Amadeus Cho may just learn the difference between playing a hero — and being one. Featuring the return of “Planet Hulk” artist extraordinaire Carlo Pagulayan with his first pencils on Planet Earth in over a year!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

WORLD WAR HULK: GAMMA CORPS #1 & 2 (of 4)
Written by FRANK TIERI
Penciled by CARLOS FERREIRA
Cover by STEPHANE ROUX
The Hulk. The Abomination. The Leader. The Harpy. Doc Samson. Born of gamma radiation, they represented a new chapter of humanity. Now, spawned through their respective DNA has come the next generation… the Gamma Corps. Recruited and trained by the enigmatic General Ryker, their mission is a simple one– to kill the Incredible Hulk. And considering he’s facing 5-1 odds, is that a mission even this new and improved version of the Green Goliath can prevent?
32 PGS. Each/Rated A …$2.99 Each

WORLD WAR HULK: X-MEN #2 (of 3)
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Penciled by ANDREA DI VITO
Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
It’s an all-out action issue as the Astonishing X-Men battle the Hulk in defense of Professor Xavier’s dream! You’ve never seen a Hulk/Wolverine matchup this savage! Plus, what other members of the extended X-Men family will respond to the distress call…and will there be anything left when they do? Featuring Juggernaut!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #4
Written by DAN SLOTT
Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
WORLD WAR HULK CROSSOVER!
“GREEN ZONE” Part 1 of 2
When the Hulk and his Warbound invade America, the Superhuman Armed Forces answer the call! Our young recruits have seen plenty of action, but will it prepare them for ALL-OUT WAR?! In this time of crisis, will SHE-HULK be able to take IRON MAN’S orders? And what is HARDBALL hiding from everyone? Believe it or not, it’s a secret that could turn the tide of the entire WAR!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

GHOST RIDER #13
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by JAVIER SALTARES
Cover by GABRIELLE DELL’OTTO
“Apocalypse Soon,” Part 2 (of 2)
A WORLD WAR HULK TIE-IN! Well, Johnny got what he wanted. Temporarily setting aside his quest for the remaining avatars of Lucifer, he has forced the Ghost Rider into a confrontation with The Hulk in hopes of saving the innocent. But who’s going to save Ghost Rider? The straight-up beat-down of the decade rumbles to its shocking conclusion!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

IRON MAN #20
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Penciled by BUTCH GUICE
Cover by GERALD PAREL
A WORLD WAR HULK TIE-IN! With Iron Man missing after his battle with the Hulk, S.H.I.E.L.D. is thrown into chaos! Acting Director “Dum Dum” Dugan has to decide whether to try to find Tony Stark, the man who’s pushed S.H.I.E.L.D. in a direction he disagrees with…or whether to seize control and run things his way. Also, discover the fate of Iron Man after facing the Hulk’s wrath!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN #10
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Pencils and Cover by PHIL HESTER
WORLD WAR HULK tie-in!
Ant-Man is still on the run, hiding from S.H.I.E.L.D. But now things have changed–the Hulk has come to town. Will Ant-Man finally be the hero he was born to become and defend New York City from the Green Goliath? Or will he use this opportunity to loot and pillage a devastated New York? This book ain’t called Irredeemable for nothing!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

HEROES FOR HIRE #12
Written by ZEB WELLS & FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by CLAY MANN
Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
When Humbug discovers that insect members of Hulk’s Warbound have plans of their own for Earth, the Heroes for Hire infiltrate their great stone starship. But can Humbug be trusted, or is he being seduced by visions of a bug-friendly future? Go behind the battle lines of WORLD WAR HULK in the second part of this exciting crossover! Plus: a special backup tale featuring
a top-secret S.H.I.E.L.D. plan to assassinate
the HULK!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: WORLD WAR HULK
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
In June, WORLD WAR HULK explodes onto the Marvel scene and SPOTLIGHT is going to be there to cover it – once we make sure our reporters have their life insurance policies updated! The Green-skinned Goliath has returned from Planet Hulk and he wants to pay back the do-gooders who ponied up for that supposedly one-way ticket into outer space! And if there’s any collateral damage? Well…it wouldn’t be a good issue of MARVEL SPOTLIGHT without that! We’ll be talking to HULK creators past and present, pulling back the curtain on the big event of 2007, as well as taking a look back at the classic HULK stories of the past! Armed and ready to deliver the biggest, broadest Hulk coverage out there, we’ll be bringing beans, puppies, buckets of industrial strength Gamma-Ray-B-Gone – anything we can think of to protect us against the rampaging man-beast that is the Incredible Hulk! Be there or be scared!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #1
Written by PAUL BENJAMIN
Penciled by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
The debut of the newest member of the critically-acclaimed MARVEL ADVENTURES line! Caught in a blast of gamma radiation, brilliant scientist Bruce Banner now finds himself in times of stress turning into the living engine of destruction know as THE INCREDIBLE HULK!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

GIANT-SIZE MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #1
Written by Jeff Parker
Pencils and Cover by Leonard Kirk
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! Plus extras!
48 PGS./All Ages …$3.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #3
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by JAMES CORDEIRO
Cover by MICHAEL GOLDEN
It’s covered your car, it’s smothered your house … and now it’s crawling through the door after you! It’s THE CREEPING DOOM, and the PLANTMAN is using it to end the domination of animals over the Earth, and only Iron Man can stop him in time! It’s the ultimate Nature vs. Technology grudge match, folks — place your bets!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #29
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by POP MAHN
Cover by PATRICK SCHERBERGER
Y’know, some people just don’t like museums. They’re cold,
boring, super-villains are always stealing stuff—wait, what? Yo! GREY GARGOYLE! Stop stealing stuff! All right, fine…but you’re gonna have to deal with SPIDEY!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #26
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by CORY HAMSCHER
Cover by PAUL SMITH
A massive alien refugee fleet streams through our solar system, bearing the warning: “Galactus is coming! Galactus is coming!” And right behind them is the World-Devourer’s herald, the SILVER SURFER — headed straight for Earth! Reed Richards has only a few days to evacuate the planet before it’s destroyed … or, failing that, figure out a way to somehow stop the unstoppable!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE
MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #1
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #1
64 PGS./ALL AGES…$4.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES TWO-IN-ONE
MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #23
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #27
64 PGS./ALL AGES…$4.99

MARVEL ZOMBIES/ARMY OF DARKNESS #5 (of 5)
Written by JOHN LAYMAN
Penciled by FABIANO SILVA NEVES with
FERNANDO BLANCO & SEAN PHILIPS
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
Ash is the last man standing, with super-powered zombies around every corner. It may be the end of the road for the intrepid adventurer, unless he dares to awake—the Army of Darkness! It’s the final chapter in this best-selling limited series bringing together two of horror’s top franchises! Don’t miss the excitement!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99
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MS. MARVEL #17
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by AARON LOPRESTI
Cover by GREG HORN
M.O.D.O.K., Wonder Man and Ms. Marvel collide in the conclusion to “READY, A.I.M., FIRE!” M.O.D.O.K.’s big ol’ head is about to explode in the middle of Times Square! A traitor in Carol’s crew is revealed! Two characters will die – – and a new super-villain will be born! Brian Reed (NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI) and Aaron Lopresti (INCREDIBLE HULK) continue their whirlwind run and bring you more madness for the leader of the Mighty Avengers.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MYSTIC ARCANA: BLACK KNIGHT
Written by ROY THOMAS AND DAVID SEXTON
Penciled by TOM GRUMMETT AND ERIC NGUYEN
Cover by MARKO DJURJEVIC
Part two of a MAGIC EVENT defining the mystic arts of the Marvel Universe. The fall of Camelot is near and the Old Magics are in danger of fading from existence. Merlin’s only hope lies with Sir Percy of Scandia, the Black Knight! But will the cost be too great as Sir Percy duels with Mordred the Evil in the last, great battle of the era? Roy Thomas and Tom Grummett bring you this sword-and-senses shattering tale!
Plus, Ian McNee’s dangerous quest for the four magical objects continues as he faces off with the treacherous and beautiful Morgan Le Fey in a special 10-page story by David Sexton and Eric (Sandman Mystery Theatre) Nguyen.
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

OFFICIAL TAROT OF MARVEL UNIVERSE
Written by DAVID SEXTON & JEFF CHRISTIANSEN
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Theories on the Marvels of Myth and Magic from the Files of Ian McNee!
Sorcerer and outsider Ian McNee has been plagued by disturbing dreams and unsettling omens. Something is not right with the world and he needs to know what it is. To gain insights into his growing unease he turns to his most prized mystical possession, The First Tarot! Created in the distant past, The First Tarot is mystically attuned to reflect and track the archetypes of the Marvel Universe. Can this “Tarot of Marvels” show Ian what is wrong? Or is something wrong with it as well? Peek inside the fascinating and disorganized files of a Magician on a Mission as he examines the current concepts behind Marvel’s Myth and Magic and adds a few of his own. How do the Elder Gods connect to the Four Elements? Who are The Get of Set? And a Who’s Who of Marvel characters presented in the context of the Tarot’s Major Arcana. Is Dr. Doom THE EMPEROR? Is Daimon Hellstorm THE DEVIL? All will be revealed …in the cards!
48 PGS./Rated A…$3.99

MIGHTY AVENGERS #5
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by FRANK CHO
Iron Man has been destroyed, the Sentry’s wife is murdered, nuclear missiles are being launched around the world and the one man with the plan to stop the new and improved Ultron…is a God of War who’s been an Avenger a total of five minutes.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

NEW AVENGERS #32
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
The New Avengers have found a huge clue to the threat that has faced them since the day they banded together. And now just the knowledge of that threat is tearing them apart. What secret could be so damning that it could do to the New Avengers what the Civil War could not??
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI #4 (of 5)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & BRIAN REED
Pencils and Cover by JIM CHEUNG
They have faced the Skrull empire, the Hulk, the Sentry, the Infinity Gems and the Beyonder… but now the secret society of Marvel is faced with the one thing too much for even them… and the cover to this issue says it all. Oh, and there’s this guy named Marvel Boy who declared war on the Earth.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NEW AVENGERS/TRANSFORMERS #1 (of 4)
Written by STUART MOORE
Penciled by TYLER KIRKHAM
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
It’s time to Assemble–and Roll Out! What in the world could unite Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the Autobots? Maybe the Decepticons and Dr. Doom know! War is about to break out on the border between Latveria and Symkaria — unless two unique teams of heroes can unravel a dark mystery… that is, if they don’t destroy each other first! Stuart Moore (WOLVERINE, PUNISHER X-MAS SPECIAL) and Tyler Kirkham (X-MEN: PHOENIX WARSONG) bring together fan-faves like Wolverine, Megatron, Spider-Man and Optimus Prime in this all-new, four-issue, widescreen adventure!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NEW WARRIORS #2
Written by KEVIN GREVIOUX
Penciled by PACO MEDINA
Cover by NIC KLEIN
Someone is gift-wrapping super-villains for the police, defacing Superhuman Registration posters, and raising eyebrows from City Hall to Tony Stark’s war chamber. And the only clue to their identity? Two spray-painted letters: N.W. Are the New Warriors really back? As the NYPD Costumed Division inches closer and closer to the truth and Stark unveils his master plan for dealing with these juvenile upstarts, the ex-mutant formerly known as Wind Dancer actually makes contact. Up from the grave: Night Thrasher!
32 PGS/Rated T+ …$2.99

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #9
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils and Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
It’s part 4 of “Blood and Sand,” with the heart of the American dream at stake. G.W. Bridge is on the hunt. Clarke is on the run. Tati’s in hell. And THE PUNISHER discovers the horrible secret of Hate Monger’s empire buried beneath the desert floor. Which means this is the issue where the bodies start dropping and hope comes in short supply. Frank’s insane crusade against the Hate Monger’s diabolical murder sprees south of the border finds its bloody tipping point, and it’s only going to get worse from here. Can one man stand against an army fueled by pure hate?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SHE-HULK #21
Written by DAN SLOTT
Penciled by RICK BURCHETT
Cover by GREG HORN
THE MOST IMPORTANT MARVEL COMIC YOU WILL READ ALL YEAR!
“ANOTHER ME, ANOTHER U”
Ever notice how in some Marvel comics, characters who are SUPPOSED to be dead show up with NO explanation whatsoever? Or in the wrong costume? Or acting in a way they NEVER have before? Well guess what, True Believer, there was a reason. And that reason is going to have She-Hulk and her friends working on some of their STRANGEST cases yet! Don’t miss it– ’cause this is the issue that fixes 90% of Marvel’s continuity problems– from NOW ON!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THE LONERS #4 (OF 6)
Written by C. B. CEBULSKI
Penciled & Inked by KARL MOLINE
Cover by JASON PEARSON
Can Marvel’s former teen heroes stay out of the spandex life? Once she fought aliens and super–villains as the brainy member of Power Pack; now she’s trying to become a star in Hollywood – – which is the tougher challenge for Lightspeed? Plus, why has the former Generation X mutant now known as Hollow reached out to the guy who used to be a Green Goblin? C.B. Cebulski (X-MEN FAIRY TALES) and Karl Moline (Route 666) keep you guessing in the latest installment of this RUNAWAYS spin-off!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SILVER SURFER: REQUIEM #3 (of 4)
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Art and Cover by ESAD RIBIC
REQUIEM, PART THREE
“SANCTUS”
Another offering from Marvel Knights. Guest-starring Dr. Strange!!
His time is short and getting shorter. Like a fish swimming upstream, the Silver Surfer is drawn to the familiar waters that birthed him. But the path to Zenn-La is neither clean nor straight. To reach his destination, the Surfer must travel through a battlefield of unimaginable scale, and cut to the heart of a Sacred War that has raged for untold eons. Is there time for one last stab at redemption?
32 PGS./CARDSTOCK COVER/Rated T+ …$3.99

SUB-MARINER #2 (of 6)
Written by MATT CHERNISS & PETER JOHNSON
Penciled by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Atlantis has attacked America – but on whose orders? Now, as the leaders of men prepare to launch a war against the undersea kingdom, and Iron Man, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., struggles to delay the inevitable, Namor wants answers! Will the Sub-Mariner have to take S.H.I.E.L.D. head-on? And will treacherous Atlanteans stab him in the back…? Peter Johnson & Matt Cherniss (POWERLESS) and international sensation Phil Briones (WHITE TIGER) bring you a bold new look at the mutant monarch of the ocean!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

OMEGA FLIGHT #4 (of 5)
Written by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Penciles & Cover by SCOTT KOLINS
OMEGA FLIGHT VS. THE WRECKING CREW! Plus: the TRUE VILLAINS ARE REVEALED!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP/M.O.D.O.K.’S 11 #1 (OF 5)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by ERIC POWELL
While the heroes are away fighting World War Hulk, the villains can play…M.O.D.O.K., sick of being hunted and hounded by A.I.M., gathers together an eclectic team of Marvel’s Most Wanted to pull off one last, big score. But news travels fast along the grapevine of villainy — and pretty soon every bad guy in the Marvel Universe is gunning for the Big-Headed One’s unspeakably powerful prize. Executing their heist may be the easy part, because getting away with their loot alive is going to be the real challenge for M.O.D.O.K.’s 11!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

THUNDERBOLTS: DESPERATE MEASURES
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Penciled by STEVE LIEBER
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Norman Osborn has his own agenda when it comes to directing the Thunderbolts. But will he go too far when he sends Penance on what could be a suicide mission against the brutal, rogue law-enforcer, Americop? It’s Thunderbolt against Thunderbolt in a battle of fists and wills in this special issue by the masterminds behind CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

THOR #1
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils and Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
Variant Cover by TBA
Not a clone! Not a robot! Not an imaginary story! The God of Thunder is officially BACK! You’ve waited for it, you’ve demanded it…and we say thee YEA! The Odinson comes roaring to life in this highly anticipated ongoing series by red-hot superstars J. Michael Straczynski (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Olivier Coipel (HOUSE OF M)! But how does a god return from Ragnarok? And what place will he find in a world torn by CIVIL WAR?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Continued in Part Two

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