PREVIEWS: Marvel for October 2006

by Jeff

Previews of Marvel Comics that will be published in October 2006, by Ralf Haring.

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #35
Written by MIKE CAREY
Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
“GOD WAR”
Stranded on the alien world called Acheron, the F.F. face certain
death at the hands of the literally explosive being called
Gallowglass! But even he pales besides the true enemy on this bleak
planet, the greatest threat the multiverse has ever known: Thanos the
Destroyer! Part 3 (of 6)
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATE POWER #1 (of 9)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by GREG LAND
The Fantastic Four’s leader, Reed Richards, has accidentally punched a
hole into an adjacent universe in a desperate bid to gain the
knowledge he needs to cure his friend Ben Grimm—The Thing. But
something has come through the aperture from a realm known as the
Supremeverse: The Squadron Supreme! They are angry and here to arrest
young Reed for high crimes against their world. You must not miss the
crossover of the decade!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

[I’m not a big fan of multi-writer titles. I’ll wait and see on this.]

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #101
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by MARK BAGLEY
“THE CLONE SAGA”
The Clone Saga continues! Carnage is back! The Ultimate Fantastic Four
guest star. The most important chapter in Peter Parker’s life is
beginning, and nothing you’ve seen before can you prepare you for what
will occur. Part 5
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATE X-MEN #75
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN & SEAN MCKEEVER
Pencils by BEN OLIVER
Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
“CABLE” Part 1 (of 4)
If one man is capable of disrupting the carefully controlled world of
Charles Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters, it’s this one: Ultimate
Cable! He comes from a tragic future to wreak havoc on mutantkind
today. And his sinister secrets will shock the X-Men to their very
core. It’s a huge event in Ultimate X-Men history. Get in on the
ground floor. You’ve been warned. Plus: delve into the secret life of
the X-Men’s rivals, Emma Frost’s Academy of Tomorrow, in a special
bonus story!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #537
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY
CIVIL WAR Tie-In!
“THE WAR AT HOME”
Spider-Man’s about to embark on what very well might be the most
important offensive of the Civil War that’s rocking the Marvel
Universe. Part 6 (of 8).
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #13
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by TODD NAUCK
Cover by MICHAEL WIERINGO
“I Hate a Mystery” (Part 3 of 3)
Mysterio, Mysterio, Mysterio! Who is the real Mysterio? It’s a
question that has been perplexing Spider-Man (and his fans) for quite
some time, and now the web-slinger is head-to-bowl against three
Mysterios! Is it all another elaborate illusion or is reality stranger
than any spectacle even the true Mysterio could conjure? The answer
will shock you!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #31
Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Penciled by Angel Medina
Cover by Clayton Crain
SPIDER-MAN UNMASKED Tie-In!
“THE DEADLY FOES OF PETER PARKER “ Part 3 (of 3)
While his cabal of villains attacked Spidey from all sides, weakening
our favorite wall-crawler, the Chameleon sat back and waited. Now,
it’s time for him to make his move against the weakest member of
Peter’s circle: his Aunt May!! And what last trick does Mark Raxton
(aka the Molten Man) have up his flaming sleeve? Things get extremely
deadly in this saga’s final chapter!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #0
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ
With the aid of the most dedicated and enthusiastic fanbase in the
history of Marveldom Assembled, Spider-Girl–the little comic that
could–defied all the odds and reached a momentous 100 issues! This
complete 32-page special recounts the full story of Spider-Man’s
daughter for new readers…and also allows her longtime fans to relive
her greatest moments.
32 PGS./All Ages …$1.99

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #1
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Pencils and Cover by RON FRENZ
Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
“Whatever happened to the daughter of Spider-Man?”
A complete single issue story!
Ever wonder why Spider-Girl fans are the, most vocal, most active
comic fans of all? Here’s your chance to finally find out! Join us for
the start of our second 100 issues as May “Mayday” Parker learns that
she can’t escape her great responsibilities! Featuring the original
Hobgoblin, the Black Tarantula–and more!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

[Stopped getting this book a while ago. I won’t be coming back for the
relaunch. I’m glad it’s still around for those who enjoy it.]

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #11
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Pencils & Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
You’ve watched Mary Jane’s life progress through her eyes, now take a
look at her through the eyes of her supporting cast. What do they
think of her, especially now that she’s…changed? And what does this
change mean for her relationship with Peter Parker?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

ANNIHILATION #3 (of 6)
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Penciled by ANDREA DI VITO
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Nova’s United Front is divided. Nova sets off on a desperate mission.
Ronan heads to Hala to free the Kree race. And everyone else is just
trying to survive! And what’s Drax’s secret agenda, anyway?
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

CIVIL WAR #6 (of 7)
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils and Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
Variant & Sketch Variant Covers by MICHAEL TURNER
Captain America’s depleted forces have determined the secret of File
42, setting them on a last-ditch collision course with Iron Man and
the Pro-Registration heroes! It’s the beginning f the battle of the
century—a conflict in which virtually every superhuman on Earth will
be forced to choose a side to fight on!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE #9 & #10 (of 10)
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Penciled by RAMON BACHS, STEVE LIEBER & OTHERS
Cardstock Cover by JOHN WATSON
The betrayer among the Marvel heroes stands revealed, as war with
Atlantis seems inevitable! And Speedball comes face-to-face with his
accuser!
32 PGS. (each)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (each)

CIVIL WAR: X-MEN #4 (of 4)
Written by DAVID HINE
Penciled by YANICK PAQUETTE
Cover by JUAN DOE
The final showdown that has threatened to break the foundation of the
X-Men is here. It’s Bishop vs. X-Men. Meanwhile, the leader of O*N*E
plots the demise of all mutants everywhere. Can mutantkind survive
their own Civil War?!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CIVIL WAR: YOUNG AVENGERS & RUNAWAYS #4 (of 4)
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Trapped within the most secure superhuman penal colony ever devised,
hunted by the most dangerous teenaged killing machine ever
incarcerated, the Young Avengers and the Runaways might even stand a
chance of survival—if they could put aside their mutual dislike for
just one minute!
32 PGS./NO ADS/Rated T+ …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #23
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MIKE PERKINS
Cover by STEVE EPTING
CIVIL WAR Tie-In!
The Civil War continues to rage through Cap’s life, tearing apart
every life it touches! In Part 2 of the 3-part ‘DRUMS OF WAR’ arc, we
find out how the Red Skull is taking advantage of the split in the
hero community to lay plans for his greatest revenge, and the Winter
Soldier comes face to face with Cap once again, but which side will he
choose? By Top Ten Writer Ed Brubaker and Mike Perkins.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DAREDEVIL #90
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MICHAEL LARK
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
THE DEVIL TAKES A RIDE races into the second of five parts, as
Daredevil finds himself in Paris, on the hunt for some very dangerous
men… But they just might be hunting him, as well! Ed Brubaker and
Michael Lark continue their scintillating team-up!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DR. STRANGE: THE OATH #1 (of 5)
Written by Brian Vaughan
Pencils & Cover by Marcos Martin
Doctor Stephen Strange embarks on the most important paranormal
investigation of his career, as he sets out to solve an attempted
murder… his own! And with his most trusted friend also at death’s
door, Strange turns to an unexpected corner of the Marvel Universe to
recruit a new ally. Eisner Award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan
(Runaways, Y: The Last Man) and red-hot artist Marcos Martin (Captain
America, Batgirl: Year One) join forces for an adventure that will
take the Sorcerer Supreme from the underworld of New York City to the
deadliest dimensions on the outskirts of reality.
This limited series will firmly establish Doctor Strange in the
current Marvel Universe as well as setting him up to join a surprising
new team!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

[I’m very much looking forward to this. Martin’s art was excellent on
DC’s short-lived Breach series. I will wait for the collection,
though.]

AGENTS OF ATLAS #3 (of 6)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by TOMM COKER
Jimmy Woo’s agents have all returned… and so has their greatest
enemy, The Yellow Claw. Before they can face him, though, the team
sets out to bring back one more hero of the Golden Age! Along the way
we find out how Marvel Boy… got so weird.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THE IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN #1
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Pencils and Cover by PHIL HESTER
Introducing the world’s WORST superhero! 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 THE
IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

[Eh, I’ll skip it.]

ALL-NEW OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z #10
Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, MICHAEL HOSKIN, SEAN MCQUAID, STUART
VANDAL, MARK O’ENGLISH, ANTHONY FLAMINI, CHAD ANDERSON, ERIC J.
MOREELS, MIKE FICHERA, RONALD BYRD, AL SJOERDSMA, RICH GREEN & MADISON
CARTER
Cover by KEU CHA
Featuring Shi’ar Death Squad, S.H.I.E.L.D., Silhouette, Silver Dagger,
Sin, Siryn, Six-Pack, Sons of the Serpent, Spaceknights, Spot,
Squadron Sinister, Stacy X, two Star-Lords, Steel Serpent, Steel
Spider and more!
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

BEYOND #4 (OF 6)
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
Pencils & Cover by SCOTT KOLINS
The Hood has “persuaded” Spider-Man to reveal his true identity. Dr.
Pym and the Wasp have a long overdue talk about their relationship and
Deathlok leads the team to the strange city called “Sanctuary.” Is
this the way home, or is it the survivors’ last battlefield?
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

BLACK PANTHER #21
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by GARY FRANK
“World Tour” Part 3
King T’Challa and Queen Ororo continue a diplomatic tour that will
have them spanning the globe — and beyond! They’ve been to Latveria
and the Moon. Next stop: Atlantis, for a meeting with Namor, the
Sub-Mariner. Will T’Challa’s Illuminati comrade receive the Royal
Couple with open arms? Oh man, is that a stupid question or what?
Imperius Rex! Let the fisticuffs commence!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CLAWS #3 (OF 3)
Written by JUSTIN GRAY
Pencils and Cover by
JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER
Wolverine and the Black Cat have navigated an obstacle course of
bullets, arrows, grenades, bombs, knives, rockets and giant killer
robots. Now comes the hard part: Dealing with the deadly games’
ringmaster.
Three hints: Flaming red hair, white suit, black heart.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

BLADE #2
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
The second issue in Blade’s new ongoing series by Howard Chaykin (Bite
Club, American Flagg) and Marc Guggenheim (CSI: Miami, Wolverine)!
Blade goes up against the monarch of a Balkan nation… but it’s not
Dracula (been there, done that). This time, Blade has set his sights
on none other than Dr. Doom! Plus, a look into Blade’s mysterious
past!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ETERNALS #5 (of 6)
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cardstock Cover by RICK BERRY
Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
All the mysteries are answered, as Neil Gaiman (1602, Anansi Boys,
Sandman) and John Romita Jr. (AMAZING SPIDER-MEN, WOLVERINE) bring you
the penultimate chapter of ETERNALS. The remaining Eternals have to
fight for their existence and the nature of the cosmos is explained.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #542
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Penciled by MIKE MCKONE
Cover by ADI GRANOV
CIVIL WAR Tie-In!
The Fantastic Four as we know them are finished, torn apart by the
strife of CIVIL WAR! What will happen to the fragmented first family
of Marveldom now—and will some other foursome rise to take their
place?
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

GHOST RIDER #4
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by JAVIER SALTARES
Finishes BY MARK TEXEIRA
Cover by MARK TEXEIRA
“Vicious Cycle”, Part 4
Ghost Rider’s trail of vengeance leads him to a crushing realization:
It may be impossible for him to thwart Lucifer’s plan to consolidate
power on earth…because Ghost Rider is part of the plan! Will Ghost
Rider follow Dr. Strange’s advice and turn away from vengeance? More
importantly, can he?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

HEROES FOR HIRE #3
Written by JUSTIN GRAY
Pencils and Cover by WILLIAM TUCCI
CIVIL WAR Tie-In!
FOUND! The HFH have tracked down CAPTAIN AMERICA and LUKE CAGE in a
S.H.I.E.L.D. safe house, only to be betrayed by one of their own!
MISTY KNIGHT, BLACK CAT and the rest of the gang are forced to rethink
their position in the CIVIL WAR. Meanwhile, in response to the
Registration Act, super-villains have found a way to gain an
edge…reinventing themselves on the genetic level with transplanted
Skrull organs!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #99
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by AARON LOPRESTI
Cover by LADRÖNN
PLANET HULK, ANARCHY, PART 4
When an insanely powerful, legendary enemy threatens the entire
planet, will the Hulk and his army of rebels fight alone — or join
forces with the Empire? Plus, stunning revelations and shocking
developments regarding Caiera the Oldstrong, the Emperor’s
gray-skinned Shadow Guard. And Miek and his hivelings come
face-to-face with the destiny of their species. The legend grows and
the smashing continues as the “Planet Hulk: Anarchy” storyline reaches
its mind-blowing conclusion.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

IRON MAN #13
Written by DANIEL & CHARLES KNAUF
Penciled by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by ADI GRANOV
CIVIL WAR Tie-In!
He’s perhaps the most misunderstood figure in the whole of CIVIL WAR!
But now, get inside the mind of Tony Stark, and learn why he feels
that 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!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MARVEL 1602: FANTASTICK FOUR #2 (of 5)
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by PASCAL ALIXE
Cardstock Cover by GABRIELLE DELL’OTTO
Count Otto Von Doom has a nefarious plan that only the Four from the
Fantastick can thwart! But before they can thwart anything, they have
to stop fighting each other. Peter David (X-FACTOR, FRIENDLY
NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN) and the artist-to-watch, Pascal Alixe bring
you super hero action, Elizabethan style!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.50

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: HEROES REBORN/ONSLAUGHT REBORN
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
Ten years ago, the Marvel Universe was transformed in the aftermath of
the Onslaught Saga. Both the Fantastic Four and Avengers were shunted
out of the MU we all know and love, and into the world of Heroes
Reborn! The following year saw the FF, AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA and
IRON MAN titles all telling stories that took place in this new
universe, with comics luminaries like Jeph Loeb, Rob Liefeld, and Jim
Lee on board to make it happen. Fast forward ten years, and Marvel is
looking back on this big event in its history with ONSLAUGHT REBORN, a
new story set in the Heroes Reborn universe, with none other than Jeph
Loeb and Rob Liefeld reunited on creative duties! This month, MARVEL
SPOTLIGHT talks to Loeb, Liefeld and other principal creators about
the past, present and future of Heroes Reborn, as well as other Marvel
projects they have on their plates!
32 PGS./No Ads/Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL MILESTONES: LEGION OF MONSTERS, SPIDER-MAN &BROTHER VOODOO
Written by BILL MANTLO, LEN WEIN & MARV WOLFMAN
Penciled by FRANK ROBBINS, JIM MOONEY & JOHN BUSCEMA
Cover by ED HANNIGAN
Get ready for the most spine-tingling team-up of all! Ghost Rider,
Man-Thing, Morbius and Werewolf by Night join supernatural forces to
form the Legion of Monsters, from MARVEL PREMIERE #28 (February 1976).
Plus: Spider-Man stands with Brother Voodoo in MARVEL TEAM-UP #24
(August 1974), and Dracula rises to become Lord of the Vampires in
DRACULA LIVES #3 (October 1973).
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MARVEL TEAM-UP #25
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Penciled by ANDY KUHN
Cover by PHIL HESTER
FINAL ISSUE! It’s all be leading to this, kids! Every loose end, tied
up. Every subplot completed. Every dangling plot thread, ended.
Titannus makes his final stand and more Marvel Heroes than you can
shake a stick at are the only thing that stand between him and the
destruction of the Marvel Universe we know and love. This one is for
all the marbles, folks–it’s not to be missed. The end of an era!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

NEXTWAVE: AGENTS OF H.A.T.E. #9
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils and Cover by STUART IMMONEN
This solicitation text will be in the form of haiku:
Nextwave fights Beyond
Who has hired Not Brand Echh,
ACTION, SURPRISES!
I hope you have a box of tissues handy, because I know you must be
crying.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

[I think this is the only Marvel series I’m currently getting in issue
format.]

MS. MARVEL #8
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by DAVID MACK
CIVIL WAR Tie-in!
The CIVIL WAR continues! Ms. Marvel must deal with a friend turned
outlaw, while also training the next generation of super heroes.
Writer Brian Reed and Penciler Roberto De La Torre bring you another
action-packed issue, including special guest stars Simon “Wonder Man”
Williams, Julia “Arachne” Carpenter and Anya “Arana” Corazon. Cover by
award-winner David Mack (KABUKI).
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

NEW AVENGERS #25
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by JIM CHEUNG
CIVIL WAR Tie-In!
Tony Stark is gearing up for the final battle of the Civil War and he
thinks he has it all under control. But Tony has made a fatal mistake
and he will pay the price. The future of the Avengers begins here!!
Regular writer Brian Bendis welcomes very special guest artist Jimmy
Cheung!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #2
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils and Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
CIVIL WAR Tie-In!
Hey there, Marvel Universe. He’s back. Taking no prisoners. Literally.
With Civil War in full throttle mode, Frank Castle decides to take a
side. Question is, Does it want him? Makes no difference for the
Punisher. He’s a soldier and this is war. Get in line or get out of
his way. Hope on board this star-studded Civil War tie-in brought to
you by rising star Matt Fraction (The Last of the Independents), with
eye-popping art by superstar artist Ariel Olivetti (Space Ghost).
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

RUNAWAYS #21
Written by BRIAN VAUGHAN
Penciled by MIKE NORTON
Cover by JO CHEN
It’s the shocking conclusion of “Dead Means Dead!”
As the Runaways face the biggest threat of their young lives, an old
friend reappears.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SHE-HULK #13
Written by DAN SLOTT
Penciled by RICK BURCHETT
Cover by GREG HORN
Remember the Titans?
Inside the mind of THANOS, SHE-HULK and MOONDRAGON learn a secret so
dark, so disturbing, that it will forever change the way you see the
Titans! This is it, gamma-fans. One way or another, the case against
STARFOX ends here! Will he face ruin or redemption? All this—and a
two-fisted throwdown between everyone’s favorite Emerald Amazon(Yay!)
and the Mad Titan (Boo!)!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SQUADRON SUPREME #8
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils and Cover by MIKE DEODATO
Superstar artist Mike Deodato (Amazing Spider-Man, New Avengers) joins
J. Michael Straczynski as a new era dawns on the Squadron
Supreme!Don’t miss this great jumping on point as alliances are formed
and the Squadron continues to draw political lines in the sand!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

STAN LEE MEETS DR. DOOM
Written by STAN LEE & JEPH LOEB
Pencils by SALVADOR LARROCA & ED MCGUINNESS
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
The latest in a series of stand-alone specials celebrating the 65th
Anniversary of Stan Lee’s employment at Marvel! First, Stan is
abducted to Latveria by the sinister Doctor Doom, as depicted by
Salvador Larroca! Then, Doom reflects on his long history of villainy
in a tale by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness ! And finally, a reprint of
the classic Stan-scripted FANTASTIC FOUR #87, in which only Doom’s own
monstrous ego can save the FF from his terrible wrath!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

STAN LEE MEETS THE THING
Written by STAN LEE & ROY THOMAS
Penciled by LEE WEEKS & SCOTT KOLLINS
Cover by LEE WEEKS
The latest in a series of stand-alone specials celebrating the 65th
Anniversary of Stan Lee’s employment at Marvel! First, Stan makes the
mistake of bicycling past Yancy Street, as drawn by Lee Weeks! Then,
Roy Thomas and Scott Kolins depict an untold incident set during
Stan’s years in the service, guest starring some of the wildest
characters of comics’ golden age! And finally, a reprint of the
classic Stan-scripted FANTASTIC FOUR #79, in which the Thing must make
a fateful choice to save Alicia Masters!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

THUNDERBOLTS #107
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Pencils & Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
A super hero community torn by civil war! A super-villain army united
under the control of one very dangerous man! A game of cosmic
proportions whose very escalation will both save and damn the planet
Earth! And finally, a betrayal that will tear the Thunderbolts… and
quite possibly, the entire universe…apart!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

UNION JACK #2 (of 4)
Written by Christos Gage
Pencils & Cover by Mike Perkins
Having failed to prevent the attacks on London, Union Jack must push
himself to the limit to stop an army of super-villains from
devastating his home city! It’s cover-to-cover action as Union Jack
and his allies try to save London’s landmarks — and its citizens —
from destruction!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ASTONISHING X-MEN #18
Written by JOSS WHEDON
Pencils and Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
“TORN”
It’s the jaw-dropping conclusion to “Torn!” How will Emma’s betrayal
affect the team?! Will the Hellfire Club stand victorious?! This issue
also sets up the events leading into John and Joss’ final arc of
Astonishing X-Men! Don’t miss it!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CABLE & DEADPOOL #33
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Penciled by REILLY BROWN
Cover by ROB LIEFELD
“The Domino Principle”
The CIVIL WAR has torn them apart and now, the President of Rumekistan
has to make an executive order — execute DEADPOOL! Is CABLE a
proponent of capitol punishment? If so, what will Deadpool’s last meal
be?
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

EXILES #87
Written by TONY BEDARD
Pencils and Cover by PAUL PELLETIER
“SUPERGUARDIANS” Part 1 (of 2)!
The Exiles find themselves in a world…without a world! The earth in
this universe has been completely destroyed! And the creature
responsible…the Silver Surfer!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

GIANT-SIZE WOLVERINE #1
Written by DAVID LAPHAM
Art and cover by DAVID AJA
Wolverine has been injured before, but never like this. Blasted with
5,000 rounds of machine gun shells and lifted to the edge of earth’s
atmosphere by a giant robot, Wolverine was 85,000 feet in the air when
he finally disabled the killing machine. Now, after a horrendous
descent and fiery crash into a rural Nebraska cornfield, he lies at
the edge of death, 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… House of Blood and
Sorrow is an all new 34-page chilling story just in time for
Halloween! Written by David Lapham (Stray Bullets) and illustrated by
David Aja (Daredevil, X-Men Unlimited)
This Giant Size edition also includes a special Classic tie-in to
Wolverine Origins with reprints of X-Men 6 and 7 by Jim Lee, featuring
Omega Red and Sabretooth!
96 PGS./ Rated T+ …$4.99

[I just read Lapham’s Batman run in collected form, and I’m confident
he can do good stories with company-owned characters too. I’m not sure
I’m confident enough to shell out $5 for that and a reprint I don’t
care about.]

NEW X-MEN #31
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
Pencils and Cover by PACO MEDINA
It’s the end of Chris Yost and Craig Kyle’s first year on New X-Men!
Saying it’s been a tough year is an understatement! But it’s not over
yet. The students at Xavier’s still have Nimrod to deal with. And
before this issue is over, another New X-Men will fall!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NEW EXCALIBUR #12
Written by FRANK TIERI
Pencils and Cover by MICHAEL RYAN
“THE LAST DAYS OF CAMELOT”
It’s Camelot’s last stand! New Excalibur faces a mysterious race of
dragons that threatens to end history as we know it!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #479
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils and Cover by BILLY TAN
“THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SHI’AR EMPIRE”
The X-Men find themselves deep within Shi’Ar space and even deeper
trouble. The Shi’Ar have sent their secret weapon after an unaware
Marvel Girl. Meanwhile, Professor X has his hands full with a band of
rogue soldiers that have their sights on him. And they are out for
blood!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WOLVERINE #47
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Penciled by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
CIVIL WAR Tie-In!
“Vendetta,” Part 6
This is it! The senses-shattering conclusion to the Civil War tie-in
Vendetta! It had to come down to this: At 30 thousand feet, aboard the
SHIELD Helicarrier, it’s Logan vs. SHIELD’s elite Super Human
Restraint Unit…and one of the Marvel Universe’s most powerful super
heroes: The Sentry! Logan started this story as the hunter, but he’s
finishing it as the prey!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #7
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by STEVE DILLON
Cover by JOE QUESADA
“Savior”, Part 2 of 5
During the Cold War, Logan—along with Team X—performed several secret
missions inside Russia, one of which was the sabotage of Russia’s
fledgling “Super Soldier” program and the destruction of the program’s
result–in particular, the psychotic cyborg known as Omega Red.
Logan’s memory of this mission has only recently returned to him…but
Omega Red has thought of nothing else ever since. It’s time for some
payback.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-FACTOR #12
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by RENATO ARLEM
Cover by RYAN SOOK
It all climaxes here: The final showdown with Mr. Tryp and
Singularity, X-Factor’s desperate race to save all the former mutants
from annihilation, and the truth behind the shocking traitor in their
midst.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN #192
Written by MIKE CAREY
Pencils and Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
“SUPERNOVAS”
Eat your heart out, Red Baron! The X-Men take to the skies to in a
dogfight against their newest foes, the Children! It’s non-stop action
and suspense in this penultimate issue to Mike Carey’s first arc on
X-Men. Plus, discover the secret the Children are still hiding that
will turn the X-Men’s world upside down! Part 5 (of 6)!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN: PHOENIX – WARSONG #2 (of 5)
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by TYLER KIRKHAM
Cover by MARC SILVESTRI
The Phoenix is back! Or is it? Something’s not quite right with the
Stepford Cukoos and the X-Men better figure out what it is…and fast!
Also, what does Weapon Plus have to do with all this?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN FIRST CLASS #2 (of 8)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by ROGER CRUZ
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Professor Xavier’s star students finally get the Spring Break they
deserve in Florida! But a visit to an old colleague of the Professor’s
turns into a battle for survival in the Everglades for Beast and Angel
when they hunt THE LIZARD!
32 PGS./RATED A …$2.99

HELLSTORM: SON OF SATAN #1 (of 5)
Written by ALEXANDER IRVINE
Penciled by RUSSELL BRAUN
Finishes by KLAUS JANSON
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAN
“Equinox,” Part 1 of 5
When the Son of Satan is your best option, God help you.
New Orleans. The Big Easy. The membrane between our world and the
underworld has always been a little thinner here. Now, in the
aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the outpouring of human misery has
drawn demons like sharks to a bloodbath. What better time for Damian
Hellstorm — a.k.a. The Son of Satan — to pay a visit?
It starts with the doctor who delivers a baby that vanishes into the
night. A doctor who is devoured by demons wearing New Orleans PD
badges. Demons who work for someone–or something–that’s descended on
the Big Easy and doesn’t’ give a damn who Hellstorm or his father is.
Something that’s harvesting body parts in a furious race toward
unspeakable purposes. This is The Son of Satan as you’ve never seen
him before, brought to you by acclaimed novelist Alexander Irvine (The
Narrows), with searing art by Russell Braun (Animal Man) and Klaus
Janson.
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Explicit Content …$3.99
THERE IS A STRICT NO OVERPRINT POLICY ON ALL MAX TITLES PLEASE CHECK
YOUR ORDERS AND PLACE THEM BY THE FOC.

[No interest.]

PUNISHER #39
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by GORAN PARLOV
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
“Man of Stone,” Part 3
The mountains of Afghanistan. It’s here that General Nikolai
Alexandrovich Zakharov got his nickname: “Man of Stone.” While bullets
bounced off the rocks at his feet and hardened men scrambled for
cover, Zakharov stood his ground. And what he did next — what he did
next has haunted the dreams of the mujahideen ever since. What he did
next showed them the depths of his resolve. That was years ago. Now,
General Zakharov has returned to these scorched plains with one thing
in mind: Revenge on the man with whom he played chicken on the
grandest scale. That man is Frank Castle — a.k.a. the Punisher — and
he, too knows a thing about resolve.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$2.99
THERE IS A STRICT NO OVERPRINT POLICY ON ALL MAX TITLES PLEASE CHECK
YOUR ORDERS AND PLACE THEM BY THE FOC.

ZOMBIE #2 (of 4)
Written by MIKE RAICHT
Pencils & Cover by KYLE HOTZ
For Simon Garth, it’s come down to two very bad choices:
Engage in a wicked battle of the wills with a shotgun-toting, blood
thirsty bank robber who is waiting for any excuse to blow his head
clean off his shoulders…
Or make a run for it and take his chances against a mob of
flesh-eating zombie craving tasty tasty brains…
Will it be Door A or Door B, Simon? Pick up Zombie and find out!
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Explicit Content …$3.99
THERE IS A STRICT NO OVERPRINT POLICY ON ALL MAX TITLES PLEASE CHECK
YOUR ORDERS AND PLACE THEM BY THE FOC.

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #20
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by MIKE NORTON
Cover by CAMERON STEWART
Guest-starring HAWKEYE! FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER crashes Halloween, and
SPIDEY’s in waaaaay over his head! Can the Wall-Crawler and the Ace
Archer trick the brute, or will they be treated to their last Hallow’s
Eve?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #6
Written by TONY BEDARD
Penciled by SHANNON GALLANT
Cover by SEAN CHEN
When he’s not the mean, green Hulk, Bruce Banner is a brilliant
scientist. But when he tries to rescue a doomed space craft, Banner’s
actions seem to turn a quartet of astronauts into the super-bizarre
U-Foes! Will these freakish, tortured villains get their revenge
against the Hulk? Or can the mighty Avengers prove that it’s not
Banner’s fault?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #17
Written by ZEB WELLS
Pencils and Cover by KANO
Hey, what’s blue-eyed, rocky orange and in love all over? BEN GRIMM,
a.k.a. THE THING! Ol’ Benjy’s fallen for a girl, and the only thing
that could break the spell is…THE ABSORBING MAN!?!?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

CRIMINAL #1
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Art & Wraparound Cover by SEAN PHILLIPS
This fall crime noir smacks you right in the face, as award-winning
writer Ed Brubaker, whose recent hits on Daredevil, Captain America
and the X-Men have made him one of the top writers in the field, joins
best-selling Marvel Zombies artist Sean Phillips for CRIMINAL, a new
ongoing series from Icon. Navigating through a world of smoky barrooms
and double-crosses to present tales of heists, murders and cons,
CRIMINAL is determined to be different than any other book on the
shelves today.
In our debut issue, we meet Leo, who can plan the perfect heist… but
only if he can be convinced the job is safe enough. See, Leo is not a
shoot-first think-later guy; Leo is a professional. But to some
criminals, even professionals, the right payout is worth almost any
risk. So when an old friend and a crooked cop approach with a plan to
seize millions of dollars in contraband from an evidence transport
van, Leo must make tough choices, knowing there’s nothing you can
trust less in this world than a cop on the take.
And as a bonus, each issue of Criminal will be packed with material,
featuring a full length continuing story, as well as back-up stories
and articles about the crime genre in all its forms from the pulps to
the modern day.
32 PGS./No Ads/Mature Content …$2.99

[Very interested after Sleeper, but I’ll wait for the collection.]

JACK KIRBY’S GALACTIC BOUNTY HUNTERS #3
Written by LISA KIRBY & STEVE ROBERTSON
Penciled by MIKE THIBODEAUX & KARL KESEL
Cover by MIKE THIBODEAUX
Guest-Starring CAPTAIN VICTORY AND HIS GALACTIC RANGERS! In pursuit of
Slugg and the abducted Garrett, the Bounty Hunters are waylaid by the
Dreadnaught Tiger and its commanding officer, Captain Victory! Can
Skylla’s feminine wiles extricate them from this precarious position?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

KABUKI #8
Written by DAVID MACK
Cover & Art by DAVID MACK
The ultimate resolution and fallout to Kabuki’s strike at the Noh.
Only one side is left standing as Akemi’s entire plan unfolds, and a
new order emerges. From “The Art of War” to “The War of Art” to “Self
Fulfilling Prophesy.” It’s a new start for KABUKI and the perfect
jumping-on issue for new readers! You’ve heard about all the awards.
You’ve heard everyone talking about why KABUKI is so amazing and
mind-blowing. Now is the chance to see what all the talk is about!
32 PGS./All Ages… $2.99
Retailers: See order form for variant incentive.
RETAILER INCENTIVE: For every 10 issues ordered, retailers will
receive one free copy of the Kent Williams alternate cover.
Retailers can also order the Kent Williams cover at $2.99 each.
Still available: KABUKI #1-7
(including Alex Maleev & Adam Hughes covers) and REFLECTIONS #5-6

POWERS #22
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
“SECRET IDENTITY”
POWERS’ MOST EXPLOSIVE YEAR CONTINUES! Walker and Pilgrim are neck
deep in the most gruesome powers murder case ever. A hero is dead, a
villain is dead, everyone is a suspect, and no one is talking. Plus:
The never-before-seen dark mystic world of POWERS reveals itself. From
the writer of NEW AVENGERS and ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN! Part 4 (of 6)
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$2.95
POWERS is TM & © 2006 Jinxworld Inc. All Rights Reserved.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA TALES OF SUSPENSE VOL. 1
Written by STAN LEE, LARRY LIEBER & VARIOUS
Penciled by JACK KIRBY, STEVE DITKO, DON HECK, JOE SINNOTT, AL
WILLIAMSON, BILL EVERETT, JOHN BUSCEMA, RUSS HEATH & MORE
Cover by JACK KIRBY
What’s Halloween without a little scare? Well, how about a big scare?!
A big scare in the form of monsters galore, and another awesome Atlas
Era addition to the Marvel Masterworks!
In 1958 Atlas Comics Editor-in-Chief Stan Lee was joined by two
titanic talents: Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. Together this trio of
storytellers launched Tales of Suspense and its sister title, Tales to
Astonish, and along with them the beginnings of a creative revival
that would change comics forever. With startling twist-enders
featuring Martians, killer robots, and massive monsters like Diablo,
Cyclops and Monstro they, hand in hand with a growing group of artists
including Don Heck, Joe Sinnott and John Buscema, began to burn up the
racks with a style and creativity that comics hadn’t seen in years.
With artwork by an absolute who’s who of comic-book talents, this
volume is an absolute must-have for fans with a desire to dig into the
foundation would be built into the Marvel Age of Comics! So strap on
your tin-foil hat, grab your ray gun, and get ready to dive into one
of the most amazing eras of comics history!
Featuring an introduction by noted Atlas Era historian, Dr. Michael J.
Vassallo.
Collecting TALES OF SUSPENSE #1-10.
272 PGS./All Ages …$49.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2353-9
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA TALES OF SUSPENSE VOL. 1 – VARIANT
EDITION VOL. 69
272 PGS./All Ages …$54.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2354-7

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 8
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA, JIM MOONEY & JOHN BUSCEMA
Cover by JOHN ROMITA
It’s time for another round of webslinging wonderment by two of the
men who put the “master” in Masterworks, Stan “The Man” Lee and
“Jazzy” John Romita. They’ll be coming at you in this arachnid eighth
volume with a storyline as epic as they come: The Saga of the Stone
Tablet!
All the swingin’ calamity and social consciousness kicks off with the
Kingpin’s quest to decipher an ancient clay tablet whose secrets
promise great power. Poor ol’ Spidey gets into the mix and after
saving the day finds himself branded Public Enemy No. 1 (’natch). With
the Kingpin on one side and J. Jonah Jameson turning up the heat in
the Daily Bugle, things go from bad to horrible with the introduction
of Man-Mountain Marko and Maggia bossman, Silvermane. It’s a Peter
Parker pressure cooker only gets that only gets turned up from there!
Also featuring battles with Quicksilver, the Shocker, and the Lizard
along with an extra-special bonus, the 1968 Stan Lee/Ross Andru Spidey
yarn from Marvel Super-Heroes #14.
Collecting THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Vol. 1) #68-77 and MARVEL
SUPER-HEROES #14.
240 PGS./All Ages …$49.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2074-2
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 8 – VARIANT EDITION
VOL. 68
240 PGS./ Rated T+ … $54.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2075-0

WOLVERINE: ORIGIN PREMIERE HC
Written by PAUL JENKINS, JOE QUESADA & BILL JEMAS
Penciled by ANDY KUBERT
Cover by JOE QUESADA
Collecting the best-selling – and controversial – romantic period
piece that defied industry expectations and pulled back the curtain on
Wolverine’s mysterious past! At long last, all is revealed about the
incredible forces that molded the world’s most perfect killing machine
with a heart as big as the great outdoors. Collects WOLVERINE: ORIGIN
#1-6. Plus extras!
160 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2328-8 Trim size: standard
WOLVERINE: ORIGIN PREMIERE HC VARIANT EDITION – VOL. 2
160 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2438-1

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS VOL. 1 – BORN IN BLOOD PREMIERE HC
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by STEVE DILLON
Cover by JOE QUESADA
Picking up where HOUSE OF M and WOLVERINE: ORIGINS AND ENDINGS left
off! Armed with the one thing that could kill him, as well as key
clues to his very existence, Logan embarks on the first leg of a long
and bloody quest for vengeance against those who once enslaved him. No
longer feeling the need to play it quiet, Logan’s first strike elicits
a Condition Critical response from the U.S. government. With no other
choice, they drop their bomb – and you won’t believe who it is! When
Logan hits D.C., someone’s going to be waiting for him. Collects
WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #1-5.
128 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2285-0
Trim size: standard

SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN: FERAL PREMIERE HC
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by ANGEL MEDINA & CLAYTON CRAIN
Wraparound Cover by ANGEL MEDINA
Join new creative team Angel Medina (Spawn) – yes, Angel Medina! – and
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (MK 4, NIGHTCRAWLER) as they take everyone’s
favorite wall-crawler on a blood-curdling journey into the heart of
darkness. Strange changes are coming over Spidey’s animalistic foes –
including Dr. Curt Connors, John Jameson and Felicia Hardy – awakening
the beast that dwells within them all. Sure, Spidey’s beaten the
Lizard, Man-Wolf and the Black Cat before, but they’ve never been more
vicious than they are now! Collects SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #23-27.
120 PGS./Rated A …$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2318-0
Trim size: standard

YOUNG AVENGERS VOL. 2: FAMILY MATTERS PREMIERE HC
Written by ALLAN HEINBERG
Penciled by ANDREA DIVITO & JIM CHEUNG
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
The newly reconfigured Young Avengers prepare to make their public
debut – but first they have to face a threat more powerful than Kang
the Conqueror, more dangerous than Mr. Hyde and more cunning than the
Masters of Evil: THEIR PARENTS. For these brand-new super heroes,
fighting super-villains is child’s play compared to maintaining their
alter egos! Plus: The Young Avengers meet a familiar-looking teenage
superhuman who just may be the key to their uncovering the truth about
Wiccan’s parentage and secret origin. Meanwhile, Hulkling’s quest to
discover the exact nature of his tie to the Avengers is interrupted
when the Young Avengers finds themselves at war with one of the oldest
and most powerful alien races in the Marvel Universe. The search for
the truth yields more reversals and revelations than the team can
handle! And finally, discover the secret history of the Young Avengers
when Jessica Jones and Kat Farrell investigate the kids’ origins for a
special issue of THE PULSE. Who were they and what were their lives
like before they met Iron Lad? And what is the future of the team
without him? Collects YOUNG AVENGERS #7-12 and the YOUNG AVENGERS
SPECIAL.
184 PGS./Rated T+ …$22.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2021-1

[Not in hardcover.]

WOLVERINE: ENEMY OF THE STATE – THE COMPLETE EDITION HC
Written by MARK MILLAR
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR. & KAARE ANDREWS
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Collecting the entire best-selling, blockbuster storyline in one
deluxe hardcover! The world’s deadliest living weapon just fell into
the wrong hands. It’s Wolverine vs. the Marvel Universe as Logan
shreds his way through the X-Men, Fantastic Four, S.H.I.E.L.D., and
more! How did Wolverine end up fighting to destroy everything he holds
dear? Plus: Wolverine may be back in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody, but at what
cost? As the X-Men mourn their fallen teammate in a funeral befitting
a hero, Hydra celebrates the coronation of a new leader. And the reign
of terror continues, as the Hand picks off the meta-humans, one by
one. Will Wolverine be deprogrammed in time to stop the carnage?
Collects WOLVERINE #20-32.
352 PGS./Parental Advisory …$34.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2206-0
Trim size: oversized

[Bought the two softcovers and it was enjoyable enough. Not buying it
again, though.]

DAREDEVIL: FATHER HC
Written by JOE QUESADA
Pencils and Cover by JOE QUESADA
For the first time writing AND illustrating, DD legend Joe Quesada
crafts a mystery set during the deadliest heat wave in NYC history. A
serial killer is on the loose, pushing a city already past its
breaking point over the edge, and Daredevil must battle the heat and
fear to keep a crumbling Hell’s Kitchen together… by any means
necessary! Collects DAREDEVIL: FATHER #1-6. Plus: Never before seen
extras!
200 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1544-7
Trim size: Oversized

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 7 HC
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by MARK BAGLEY
This deluxe hardcover collects ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 13: HOBGOBLIN
and ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 14: WARRIORS, plus extras. In HOBGOBLIN,
it’s the terrifying debut of the Ultimate Hobgoblin as Harry Osborn
returns to Midtown High harboring a dark secret that will affect the
lives of all those around him – especially his best friend, Peter
Parker. And where does Harry’s father – Norman Osborn, a.k.a. the
Green Goblin – fit into all this? And in WARRIORS, the Gang War to end
all Gang Wars begins! The Kingpin is in retreat, and that kind of a
power vacuum won’t last long. It’s about to be filled by a figure of
unabashed dread in the underworld: Hammerhead! Plus: the Ultimate
debuts of several Marvel characters, including Moon Knight! And Spidey
thinks he’s had trouble before… but nothing has ever made him
declare, “Peter Parker no more!” Collects ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #72-85.
344 PGS./Rated A …$29.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2148-X
Trim size: oversized

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1 HC
Written by KITTY FROSS, ERICA DAVID & SEAN MCKEEVER
Penciled by PATRICK SCHERBERGER
Cover by TONY SALVADOR DANIEL
This deluxe hardcover collects MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1:
THE SINISTER SIX and MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2: POWER
STRUGGLE! What separates the super-villains from just plain old
villains? When they escape from prison, regular villains might lay low
for a while and enjoy the sweetness of freedom. But not a
super-villain like Doctor Octopus – the minute he’s free, he’s
gathering up the most dangerous crew ever assembled: the Vulture,
Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Sandman and Mysterio! And they’ve all got
one thing on their minds: bringing down Spider-Man once and for all!
Also, catch the story that started it all: the origin and Spider-Man!
Plus: the return of the Human Torch, the villainy of the Scorpion and
more! Collects MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #1-8.
192 PGS./All Ages …$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2432-2
Trim size: oversized

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS VOL. 1: HEROES ASSEMBLED DIGEST
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA
Cover by AARON LOPRESTI
When global threats surface, they have to contend with the combined
might of: Captain America! Storm! Iron Man! The Hulk! Giant-Girl!
Wolverine! Spider-Man! Still, powers higher-up think their new
computerized defenses will be even MORE reliable than our heroes.
(Just wish they hadn’t named the system ULTRON…!) Collects MARVEL
ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #1-4.
96 PGS./All Ages …$6.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2306-7

RUNAWAYS VOL. 6: PARENTAL GUIDANCE DIGEST
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA
Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
When the youngest member of the Runaways is separated from her
teammates, Molly Hayes must survive a night alone on the mean streets
of Los Angeles! The eleven-year-old mutant girl soon hooks up with a
NEW group of runaways, but is their mysterious leader a hero or a
villain? Collects RUNAWAYS #13-18.
144 PGS./Rated A …$7.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1952-3

[I wonder if they’ll do another hardcover of this series. I’ve been
getting all the digests, so I’ll likely keep getting these.]

SPIDER-MAN: THE OTHER TPB
Written by PETER DAVID, REGINALD HUDLIN & J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Penciled by PAT LEE, MIKE WIERINGO & MIKE DEODATO
Cover by MIKE WIERINGO
This deluxe hardcover collects the startling super story that turned
the wall-crawler’s world upside down, uniting the creative talents
behind all three Spider-Man titles! Haunted by unsettling dreams.
Disturbed by a growing sense of dread. Convinced that people are out
to get him. Spidey faces his biggest threat yet – a foe so insidious
that he can’t hope to handle it alone. With friends like Reed
Richards, Stephen Strange and Hank Pym, he won’t have to. But can even
the world’s greatest minds change the course of fate? And if they
could, would they dare? Having finally accepted his fate, Peter Parker
decides to put the red and blue tights in the closet and spend some
quality time with Aunt May and MJ. But Morlun’s got other plans – and
this time, there’s no Ezekiel to help the web-slinger. Sit down for
this one, True Believer – you’ve never seen a fight quite like this,
as Peter faces the one foe he’s never defeated! Beaten to the edge of
death, hovering in a place short of heaven or hell, Spidey is about to
embark on a journey unlike anything he’s ever experienced. If he’s
going to have any hope to thwart Morlun’s obscene mission, then he’s
got two choices: Evolve or die…! Collects AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
#525-528, FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #1-4 & MARVEL KNIGHTS
SPIDER-MAN #19-22.
288 PGS./Marvel T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1765-2

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 6: FRIGHTFUL TPB
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils and Cover by GREG LAND
A 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! Collects
ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #27-32.
144 PGS./Rated A …$14.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2017-3

[Enjoyable enough.]

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 14: PHOENIX? TPB
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Penciled by TOM RANEY & BEN OLIVER
Cover by TOM RANEY
After the events of MAGNETIC NORTH and their recent encounter with the
master of magnetism, our heroes kick back for a night on the town with
their significant others. Meanwhile, Wolverine must face a dreaded foe
from the past who comes back to haunt him with unbearable secrets that
have been buried for years. Plus: The mysterious mutant called
Magician is plunged into the world of the X-Men, adjusting quickly and
making new friends fast. But there is something deeply sinister about
the newcomer. Something only young Kitty Pryde notices. Let’s hope she
hasn’t noticed too late. Meanwhile, is Jean Grey really the cosmic
entity called Phoenix? And if so…what can be done about it…? Join
new ULTIMATE X-MEN writer Robert Kirkman, ULTIMATE SECRET’s Tom Raney
and Vigilante’s Ben Oliver as they take the Ultimate Universe’s
favorite mutants to dazzling new heights! Collects ULTIMATE X-MEN
#66-71.
144 PGS./Rated A …$14.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2019-X

[I really enjoyed Vaughan’s run on the title. I’ve been leery of
Kirkman’s other Marvel stuff. It hasn’t lived up to his Image work. I
hope this will be the exception.]

CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER VOL. 2 TPB
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Art by STEVE EPTING, MIKE PERKINS & MICHAEL LARK
Cover by STEVE EPTING
The questions plaguing Captain America’s dreams and memories have been
answered in the most brutal way possible. And in the wake of this
brutality, General Lukin makes his first all-out assault – tearing
open old wounds and threatening to make new scars that will never
heal! Collects CAPTAIN AMERICA #8-9 and #11-14.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1921-3

[Stupid Marvel releasing these out of order. I’ll be getting v3 before
this one.]

DAREDEVIL: THE DEVIL, INSIDE AND OUT VOL. 1 TPB
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MICHAEL LARK
Cover by DAVID FINCH
The critically acclaimed, award-winning new creative team of Ed
Brubaker and Michael Lark make their explosive debut in a storyline
that Daredevil fans will not be able to put down! For the past few
years, Matt Murdock’s life has been teetering on the edge of
destruction. Now, pushed beyond the limit, Matt finds himself behind
the eight ball with no clear way out, the people he calls friends
slowly deserting him, and Hell’s Kitchen gradually slipping out of
control. The question is, when his back is against the wall, just how
far will Daredevil go to get back what is his? Spinning out of the
stunning finale of Bendis and Maleev’s ground-breaking run, Brubaker
and Lark pick up the billy club and run as hard and as fast as they
can to leave their own mark on one of comics’ most enduring legends.
Longtime DD fans will not be disappointed! Collects DAREDEVIL #82-87.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1988-4

[I am *very* surprised they’re doing one of those premiere hardcovers
of this. They almost always do that with new series nowadays. I’m
pleased because it means I can buy the series sooner.]

PULSE VOL. 3: FEAR TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MICHAEL GAYDOS & OLIVIER COIPEL
Cover by MIKE MAYHEW
Fans of Jessica Jones have waited two years for two things: the return
of award-winning artist Michael Gaydos to the pages of the book he was
born to draw, and the birth of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage’s baby. And
guess what? They’re both here! Plus: wedding of Luke and Jessica!
Guest-starring the Fantastic Four, Carol Danvers and the New Avengers.
Collects PULSE #11-14 and NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #1.
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1951-5

[Pulse wasn’t as good as Alias, but that’s a high benchmark. I’ll
finish out the series. Yeesh, this is a big month from Marvel for me.]

EXILES VOL. 13: WORLD TOUR BOOK 2 TPB
Written by TONY BEDARD
Penciled by JAMES CALAFIORE, PAUL PELLETIER & CASEY JONES
Cover by JAMES CALAFIORE
The Exiles are gonna party like it’s 2099! The World Tour continues,
and the Exiles just might happen to pick up another teammate! Our
money’s on Hulk! Or Skullfire! Plus: What’s that? You thought the
Exiles World Tour was going to slow down? What are you, an insane
person!? It’s off to the Squadron Supreme universe, the Incredible
Hulk’s Future Imperfect and the world of Heroes Reborn for some major
butt-kicking! And finally, the team says good-bye to those that have
fallen in the past and must make some very difficult choices about the
future. Collects EXILES #75-83.
216 PGS./Rated A …$23.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1855-1

LAST PLANET STANDING TPB
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Pencils and Cover by PAT OLLIFFE
At last! The long awaited sequel to last year’s surprise hit, the
sold-out Last Hero Standing, which Ray Tate of Silver Bullet Comics
called “a comic book mini-series that’s worth buying!” For centuries
beyond reckoning, Galactus has consumed entire worlds to satiate his
never-ending quest for sustenance, but now he has a new plan – one
that may threaten the very existence of the entire Universe! Featuring
Thor, the Warriors Three, the Avengers, Spider-Girl, the Fantastic
Five and the Shi’ar Imperial Guard! Collects LAST PLANET STANDING
#1-5.
120 PGS./All Ages …$13.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1998-1

ARES: GOD OF WAR TPB
Written by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Pencils and Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN
For thousands of years, Ares, the God of War, has been the most
violent and ruthlessly efficient killer in Zeus’s stable. The Nuclear
Option to be sent in when you absolutely, positively, need to kill
everything in sight. Now, Ares – who has invaded Olympus, attempted to
take over Earth, stood at the walls of Troy, and fought toe to toe
with and against Earth’s greatest heroes – has turned his back on
Olympus and centuries of brutal warfare to begin life anew on Earth
with one goal: to raise his child. But what happens when Olympus,
under siege and in danger of falling, calls on its most violent son to
come to its rescue? And what happens if Ares refuses? Will Zeus
destroy his son…and his grandson…to save his city? This story
brings together heroes new and old, uniting Hercules and the Greek
Pantheon with the Marvel Universe. Ares is the God of War, so we
promise this is like no heroic book Marvel has done before. Heads will
fly and blood will flow between Ares and anyone who stands in the way
of his son. Collects ARES #1-5.
120 PGS./Parental Advisory …$13.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1991-4

[Filed this one away in my head as “got good word of mouth so check
out collection”. I’ve been avoiding mentions of it since so as not to
spoil anything.]

BLACK PANTHER: THE BRIDE TPB
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by SCOT EATON
Cover by FRANK CHO
The wedding of the century! Every King needs a Queen – and that’s
exactly what the Black Panther is searching for! The King of Wakanda
embarks on an epic quest to find a wife – the outcome of which will
send reverberations throughout the whole Marvel Universe. You don’t
want to miss out on history in the making, as T’Challa puts his cards
on the table. His heart – and a seat on the Wakandan throne – is
Storm’s, if she’ll just accept his hand in marriage. Question is, does
she want it? With a Super Hero Civil War ready to explode in the
United States and snakes in his own court preparing to make their
moves, the road to the altar could not be more complicated. Collects
BLACK PANTHER #14-18.
136 PGS./ Rated T+ …$14.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2107-2

HEROES REBORN: FANTASTIC FOUR TPB
Written by BRANDON CHOI & JIM LEE
Penciled by JIM LEE, BRETT BOOTH & RON LIM
Cover by JIM LEE
The Fantastic Four are Reborn, but it could be a short and unwonderful
life as menaces emerge from the earth, the sea and Latveria! But even
the Mole Man, Namor and Doom himself pale before the threat of
Galactus and his Heralds (one finally just wasn’t enough)! Featuring
the Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D. and more! Guest-starring Wolverine and
Franklin Richards, Son of a Genius! Collects FANTASTIC FOUR (Vol. 2)
#1-12.
336 PGS./Rated A …$29.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2336-9

[I’ve been wondering why Marvel hasn’t pumped out the Jim Lee
collections since his return to pencilling a couple years ago.]

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 1 TPB (NEW PRINTING)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT & LEN WEIN
Penciled by DAVE COCKRUM & JOHN BYRNE
Cover by GIL KANE
Relive the second generation of X-Men, fighting villains like the
Juggernaut and Magneto, and discover the human within the hero and the
truth behind the legend!
Collects GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1 and X-MEN #94-119.
520 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2376-8
Black & White

DR. STRANGE VS. DRACULA: THE MONTESI FORMULA TPB
Written by MARV WOLFMAN, STEVE ENGLEHART & ROGER STERN
Penciled by GENE COLAN, DAN GREEN & STEVE LEIALOHA
Cover by GENE COLAN
It’s the Sorcerer Supreme against the Emperor of the Undead! Dracula
wants Earth to fall under the spell of the Darkhold, but Doctor
Strange has joined Blade and the Nightstalkers in a quest to vanquish
all vampires! See the origins of vampirism itself unveiled!
Guest-starring the Scarlet Witch and NEXTWAVE’s Monica! Collects TOMB
OF DRACULA #44, and DR. STRANGE #14 and #58-62.
128 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2244-3

ESSENTIAL MARVEL HORROR VOL. 1 TPB
Written by GARY FRIEDRICH, STEVE GERBER, MIKE FRIEDRICH, CHRIS
CLAREMONT, JOHN WARNER, BILL MANTLO, GERRY CONWAY, ROY THOMAS & TONY
ISABELLA
Penciled by TOM SUTTON, HERB TRIMPE, JIM MOONEY, GENE COLAN, SAL
BUSCEMA, BOB MCLEOD, JIM STARLIN, SONNY TRINIDAD, CRAIG RUSSELL, ED
HANNIGAN, RUSS HEATH, JOHN ROMITA, HERB TRIMPE, MIKE VOSBURG, ESTEBAN
MAROTO, PABLO MARCOS, ENRIQUE ROMERO & GEORGE EVANS
Cover by GIL KANE
What’s it like to be the son and the daughter of the Father of Lies?
Find out as Daimon Hellstrom and his sister, Satana, face the worst of
two worlds! Can they save their souls along with the world? Featuring
Exorcists, Cyclists, Nihilists and Ice Demons! Secrets of Ancient
Atlantis revealed! Guest-starring Spider-Man, the Thing and the Human
Torch! Collects GHOST RIDER #1-2, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #12-24, SON OF
SATAN #1-8, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #14, MARVEL TEAM-UP #32 and #80-81,
VAMPIRE TALES #2-3, HAUNT OF HORROR #24-25, and MARVEL PREMIERE #27.
608 PGS./Parental Advisory …$16.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2196-X
Black & White

-Ralf Haring
“The mind must be the harder, the heart the keener,
the spirit the greater, as our strength grows less.”
-Byrhtwold, The Battle of Maldon

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