PREVIEWS: Marvel for May 2007

by Jeff

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

tfaw_120x60_adv PREVIEWS: Marvel for May 2007


MARVEL COMICS MAY 2007

COMIC BOOKS
Final Order Cut-Off 4/5, (On-Sale 4/25)
Marvel Previews #45
(For Products On Sale July 2007)
Final Order Cut-Off 4/12, (On-Sale 5/2/07)
Avengers: The Initiative #2
Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #4
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #20
Ghost Rider: Trail Of Tears #4
Incredible Hulk #106
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #27
Marvel Illustrated: Last Of The Mohicans #1
Marvel Zombies/Army Of Darkness #3
Ms. Marvel #15
Omega Flight #2
Punisher #47
Runaways #26
Sensational Spider-Man Annual #1
Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane #18
The Loners #2
World War Hulk Prologue: World Breaker
Thunderbolts Presents: Zemo – Born Better #4
Ultimate Marvel Flip Magazine #25
Ultimate Tales Flip Magazine #25
Final Order Cut-Off 4/19, (On-Sale 5/9/07)
Amazing Spider-Girl #8
Annihilation Saga
Blade #9
Civil War: Fallen Son – Captain America
Ghost Rider #11
Hulk And Power Pack #3
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #24
Marvel Select Flip Magazine #25
Marvel Tales Flip Magazine #24
Marvel Zombies: Dead Days
New Avengers #30
New Excalibur #20
New X-Men #38
Nova #2
Punisher War Journal #7
Spider-Man/Fantastic Four #2
Thunderbolts #114
Ultimate Fantastic Four #42
Ultimate X-Men #82
Wolverine: Origins #14
Final Order Cut-Off 4/26, (On-Sale 5/16/07)
Cable & Deadpool #40
Civil War: Fallen Son – Spider-Man
Daily Bugle: June
Exiles #94
Marvel Adventures Flip Magazine #25
Marvel Adventures The Avengers #13
Marvel Heroes Flip Magazine #25
Mighty Avengers #3
Moon Knight #11
New Avengers: Illuminati #3
She-Hulk #19
Ultimate Spider-Man #109
Uncanny X-Men #486
Wyrms #4
X-23: Target X #6
X-Factor #19
X-Men: First Class Special
Final Order Cut-Off 5/3, (On-Sale 5/23/07)
Black Panther #28
Civil War: Fallen Son – Iron Man
Fantastic Four #546
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Annual #1
Heroes For Hire #10
Iron Man: Hypervelocity #5
Irredeemable Ant-Man #8
Marvel Adventures Iron Man #1
Marvel Magic Handbook
newuniversal #6
Punisher Presents: Barracuda Max #4
Wisdom #6
X-Men #199
Final Order Cut-Off 5/10, (On-Sale 5/30/07)
Daredevil #97
Immortal Iron Fist #6
Iron Man #18
Legion Of Monsters: Morbius
Marvel Spotlight: Civil War Remembered
Silent War #5
Silver Surfer: Requiem #1
Spider-Man: Fairy Tales #1
Ultimate Power #6
Wolverine #54
Wolverine #54 – Black And White

ICON COMICS
Final Order Cut-Off 4/12, (On-Sale 5/2/07)
Criminal Vol.1: Coward TPB
Final Order Cut-Off 5/3, (On-Sale 5/23/07)
Criminal #6
Powers Vol. 11: Secret Identity TPB

COLLECTIONS
Final Order Cut-Off 4/5, (On-Sale 5/2/07)
Civil War: Wolverine TPB
Fantastic Four Visionaries: Walter Simonson Vol. 1 TPB
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man Vol. 6: The Black Costume Digest
Marvel Masterworks: Incredible Hulk Vol.4 HC & Variant (On Sale 5/9/07)
Spider-Man And Power Pack Digest
Final Order Cut-Off 4/12, (On-Sale 5/9/07)
Blade Vol. 1: Undead Again TPB
Civil War: X-Men Universe TPB
Essential Fantastic Four Vol. 6 TPB
Silver Surfer Omnibus Vol. 1 HC & Variant (On Sale 5/23/07)
Spider-Man Newspaper Strips Vol. 1 HC (On Sale 5/16/07)
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 16: Cable TPB
X-Factor: Many Lives Of Madrox Premiere HC (On Sale 5/16/07)
Final Order Cut-Off 4/19, (On-Sale 5/16/07)
Amazing Spider-Girl Vol. 1: Whatever Happened To The Daughter Of Spider-Man TPB
Civil War: War Crimes TPB
Ultimate Galactus Trilogy HC (On Sale 5/23/07)
Marvel 1602: Fantastick Four TPB
Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane Vol. 3 Digest
Final Order Cut-Off 4/26, (On-Sale 5/23/07)
Black Panther: Civil War TPB
Doctor Strange: The Oath TPB
Fantastic Four: The End Premiere HC (On Sale 5/30/07)
Hellstorm: Son Of Satan – Equinox TPB
Punisher Max Vol. 3 HC (On Sale 5/30/07)
Final Order Cut-Off 5/3, (On-Sale 5/30/07)
Avengers Next: Rebirth TPB
Civil War Companion TPB
New X-Men: Childhood’s End Vol. 4 TPB

Marvel Posters
Final Order Cut-Off 4/12, (On-Sale 5/2/07)
Sub-Mariner Poster
Final Order Cut-Off 4/26, (On-Sale 5/16/07)
Avengers Yu Poster


CIVIL WAR: FALLEN SON

CIVIL WAR: FALLEN SON – CAPTAIN AMERICA
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils and Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Alternate Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
How has the fall-out of Civil War affected Captain America? One side won and the other side lost – but the aftermath may have hit some heroes harder than others. Now it’s time to navigate this turbulent new landscape with the shield-slinging Super Soldier – and your guides are none other than Jeph Loeb and John Romita Jr. (ETERNALS)!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
NOTE: Not actual title

CIVIL WAR: FALLEN SON –
SPIDER-MAN

Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils and Cover by DAVID FINCH
Alternate Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
He’s confronted the deaths of family and friends – but how will the passing of a fellow hero rock the Wall-Crawler? We know we’re being secretive about these FALLEN SON issue descriptions, but it’s Jeph Loeb, David Finch (NEW AVENGERS) and Spider-Man all dealing with life’s greatest foe – so you know it’s
going to rock!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
NOTE: Not actual title

CIVIL WAR: FALLEN SON – IRON MAN
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils and Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Alternate Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
Can the Marvel Universe accept the death of a true hero? In the wake of a tragedy, we’ve visited the top heroes of the Marvel Universe, and now it all comes down this. The rockstar team of Jeph Loeb and John Cassaday (ASTONISHING X-MEN) bring it all home in the story that will have True Believers debating – and maybe even shedding a tear.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
NOTE: Not actual title


STEPHEN KING’S DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN #4 (of 7)
Creative and Executive Director STEPHEN KING
Written by PETER DAVID & ROBIN FURTH
Art and Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Sketch Variant Cover by JAE LEE
Variant Cover by TBD
Young Roland Deschain seems willing to put his friends in deadly danger by staying in Hambry when his relationship with the beautiful Susan Delgado deepens. Meanwhile, the evil Marten Broadcloak’s agents—a.k.a. the Big Coffin Hunters—are zeroing in for the kill on Roland and his ka-tet. Another glimpse into the early years of the world of Stephen King’s masterpiece, The Dark Tower. Plus, as an added bonus, more special extras than you can sling a gun at!
48 PGS./Cardstock Cocer/Parental Advisory …$3.99
©2007 Stephen King. All rights reserved.
Visit www.marvel.com/darktower for more info and art!


MARVEL ILLUSTRATED

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: LAST OF THE MOHICANS #1 (of 6)
Based on the Novel by JAMES FENIMORE COOPER
Adapted by ROY THOMAS
Pencils by STEVEN KURTH & DENIS MEDRI
Cover by JO CHEN
Don’t miss the debut of MARVEL ILLUSTRATED, The House of Ideas’ new foray into classic literature, featuring an adaptation of James Fennimore Cooper’s renowned novel! Adapted by writer Roy Thomas, who’s a Marvel classic himself (AVENGERS, X-MEN, CONAN) with stunning art by Marvel newcomer Steve Kurth. Last of the Mohicans tells the seminal story of a race on the brink of disappearance due to the inexorable push of civilization into the wilderness of the New World. It’s a tale that will touch readers of every age with both its timeless realization of an important historical period—and with its powerful action and adventure! This isn’t your father’s classic comics! Plus—delve into the history of the man known as Hawkeye in a special bonus story!
32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY …$2.99


ULTIMATE MARVEL

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #42
Written by MIKE CAREY
Pencils and Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
“SILVER SURFER” PART 1 (OF 5)
Reed Richards’ attempts to create a Cosmic Cube have caused him to pierce the barriers of a hundred universes. And falling through the opening into our unsuspecting reality is the keeper of the Power Cosmic—Ultimate Silver Surfer! ’Nuff said!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATE POWER #6 (of 9)
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils and Cover by GREG LAND
The awesome heroes of two universes continue their epic clash over the results of young Reed Richards’s meddling. When the smoke clears, will either Earth survive? It’s the Squadron Supreme versus the best of the Ultimate Universe. It doesn’t get much better!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #109
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by MARK BAGLEY
“ULTIMATE KNIGHTS”
With Daredevil’s super-squad assembled to take down the Kingpin, and Spider-Man in the clutches of the Kingpin himself, Daredevil breaks into Fisk Towers for an eleventh-hour rescue! But things go from bad to worse—when Spidey discovers a traitor in the midst of DD’s team! Don’t miss it! Part 4 (of 5)
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATE X-MEN #82
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Pencils by TBD
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
“THE UNDERNEATH” PART 1 (OF 2)
After rejecting and shunning the X-Men, Nightcrawler is out on his own. Feared and hated for his appearance–he seeks refuge in the sewers, a subterranean safe-haven for mutants known as The Underneath, and the home of THE MORLOCKS.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99


SPIDER-MAN

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #20
Written by PETER DAVID
Pencils and Cover by TODD NAUCK
Peter begins to follow the threads that could lead to his greatest nemesis. But that pales next to the shocking development of Flash Thompson, the fastest jock alive, going on a date with the mysterious and menacing Miss Arrow. A date that will lead to them all to the most shocking destination of all: A local bowling alley!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1
Written by PETER DAVID
Pencils by RONAN CLIQUET & COLLEEN DORAN
Cover by BARRY KITSON
With the thrill of the summer’s biggest blockbuster still fresh in your young minds, Marvel brings you the story of how it all
started for one of Spider-Man’s greatest villains in SANDMAN: YEAR ONE. Plus a very special back-up story by Colleen Doran.
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1
WRITTEN BY MATT FRACTION
PENCILS AND COVER BY SALVADOR LARROCA
‘Till Death Do Us Part
A long-lost suitor from Mary Jane’s past presents her with a shocking offer: she can walk away from the torment and tragedy of life on the run…and all she has to do is turn in Spider-Man. Given the choice between a fugitive’s life and the fame and fortune she left behind to marry Peter Parker, will she take the deal? Meanwhile, across town, Peter Parker brokers the safety of his wife and Aunt May…even at the cost of his freedom. How much madness and loss can one marriage take? Join us in this retrospective of one of the most enduring love stories in comics. Written by Matt Fraction (IMMORTAL IRON FIST, PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL) with jaw-dropping art – including beautiful Romita-esque flashback sequences – by superstar Salvador Larroca (UNCANNY X-MEN, NEW UNIVERSAL).
48 pgs/Rated A …3.99

SPIDER-MAN/FANTASTIC FOUR #2 (of 4)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Pencils and Cover by MIKE WIERINGO
The invasion of Earth proceeds smoothly as no heroes can stop the process that will bring about the Silver Age of humanity! To find the key to stopping the aliens, Reed Richards leaves his planet and his team. Now with Spider-Man joining, the world still has a Fantastic Four …but will it be enough to save the Earth?
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
SPIDER-MAN FAIRY TALES #1
Written by C.B. CEBULSKI & DAVID SEXTON
Art and cover by RICARDO TERCIO
In the tradition of X-Men Fairy Tales, Marvel makes its move on melding more modern myths, starting with Spider-Man! Our friendly neighborhood becomes a quaint village and Mary Jane fills the shoes of another famous red-head in this premiere issue as the tale of Little Red Riding Hood is retold with super hero sensibilities! Will Spider-Man be able to save her on her way to Aunt May’s house? And just who is our Big Bad Wolf? Find out just how fun fairy tales can be… Marvel style!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #18
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Penciled by DAVID HAHN
Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
When Harry’s family troubles become too much to bear, he turns to the one person he can count on: Mary Jane. But MJ doesn’t want things to get too serious between them. How can she help Harry without getting too close? Also: Firestar has a surprise for Spidey!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #8
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Pencils and Cover by RON FRENZ
Anti-mutant sentiments flare in Midtown High and Mary Jane Parker takes center stage when one of Spider-Girl’s classmates begins exhibiting dangerous new powers.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99


MARVEL HEROES

ANNIHILATION SAGA
Written by MICHAEL HOSKIN
Cover by ANDREA DI VITO
Journey in the wake of the Annihilation Wave as the history of the entire Annihilation event is recounted! From the arrival of Annihilus’ forces, to the fall of Galactus, to the war’s fallout, see how the story unfolded and where the universe rests by the finish! Featuring an all-new cover by Andrea DiVito!
32 PGS./Rated A …$1.99

BLADE #9
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Blade came to England for answers regarding his mysterious past, but all he’s gotten is trouble, so now somebody’s gonna pay! Guest staring Union Jack. See why the Internet is raving about this sleeper hit. Hint: It’s because of Marc (Wolverine, Flash) Guggenheim and Howard (New Avengers, The Shadow) Chaykin!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #2 (of 6)
Written by DAN SLOTT
Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Join War Machine and the Gauntlet as they lead the Initiative’s fresh faced recruits and a division of Marvel’s finest fliers against the forces of Hydra. All this and a pivotal moment in the life of Yellowjacket.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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

CAPTAIN AMERICA #26
Written by Ed Brubaker
Pencils and Cover by Steve Epting
While the Marvel Universe reels from the bizarre and shocking incidents of last issue, and repercussions ripple outward, the Winter Soldier finally chooses a side, after the Civil War has ended — his own. But what are the Red Skull and his minions up to behind the scenes, These questions and more will be answered as the most shocking Cap story so far races right through the aftermath of the Civil War!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC – 5/3, On-Sale – 5/23/2007
Order Using This Code: JAN072366

DAREDEVIL #97
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MICHAEL LARK
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
As Matt Murdock strives to bring order to the chaos of Hell’s Kitchen, things take another turn for the worse. Gladiator is on the loose, running for his life, and Daredevil is the only one who can stop him from hurting anyone and everyone who gets in his way. Part three of “To the Devil, His Due” by the award-winning team of Brubaker and Lark!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #546
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER
Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
The Fantastic Four is helpless against the cosmic power of Epoch. The Black Panther goes one-on-one vs. The Silver Surfer. And oh, yeah, there’s a new Protector of the Universe and he’s got a bone to pick with Galactus.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

GHOST RIDER #11
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by JAVIER SALTARES & MARK TEXEIRA
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, IL CONCLUSION
It’s pumpkin smashing time, and the Ghost Rider’s ready to get his boots dirty. But with a zombie army in tow and an arsenal of concealed weapons, the possessed Jack O’Lantern appears to be holding all the cards in his deadly game with the Ghost Rider. To prevent the destruction of Sleepy Hollow, the Spirit of Vengeance will need a little help from an unlikely ally who may be able to turn the tables on Jack’s fun. This is the rip-roaring conclusion, True Believer, with enough pyrotechnics to blow you off your bike seat.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

GHOST RIDER: TRAIL OF TEARS #4 (of 6)
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Pencils and Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Reagan and his gang are spooked, and they don’t spook easy! They’ve got good reason: A fiery wraith of vengeance has made the dusty plains into its own personal killing ground, and it’s hot on their trail. What it did to Banjo — that was just a message. The real pain hasn’t even begun.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: CIVIL WAR REMEMBERED
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
Full of powerful, exhilarating and breathtaking moments, CIVIL WAR was an event that from its very start had everyone in and out of comics talking – but the climax is certain to be the most breathtaking moment of all! In the stunning aftermath of the great comic event of our time, we find a landscape of heroes forever reshaped – and a fallen hero who paid the ultimate price. MARVEL SPOTLIGHT marks this solemn occasion with a special tribute to the life and legacy of a Marvel Comics legend.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Note: Not final title

HEROES FOR HIRE #10
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by CLAY MANN
Cover by MICHAEL GOLDEN
The Heroes for Hire are separated in the Savage Land and fighting for their lives! Will Humbug survive the attentions of the Land’s prehistoric insects? Will Shang-Chi and Tarantula’s relationship blossom? Will Paladin and Black Cat kill each other? And most importantly, will Colleen and Misty retrieve Moonboy so everyone can get PAID? All this and big daddy Devil Dinosaur!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

HULK AND POWER PACK #3 (of 4)
Written by MARC SUMERAK and CHRIS GIARRUSSO
Art by ANDY KUHN and CHRIS GIARRUSSO
Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS
When a big, green monster tears up the streets of New York City, it looks like the Hulk has gone on another rampage…or has he? It’s up to Power Pack to get to the bottom of the situation before their new pal gets blamed for all the destruction. But if the Hulk isn’t the culprit, who is? And how can the kids possibly stand up to another Hulk-sized threat? Also featuring Mini Marvels!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #106
Written by GREG PAK
Pencils and Cover by GARY FRANK
WARBOUND, Part I
When the Hulk returns to Earth for the senses-shattering events of “World War Hulk,” we can all guess which puny humans will fight against him. But which of Earth’s heroes will fight for the Hulk? Don’t miss the shocking revelations as Amadeus Cho, the boy genius who took on Reed Richards on behalf of the Hulk in Incredible Hulk #100, confronts She-Hulk and Doc Samson — and precipitates a gamma-powered smash-fest in the wilds of Jersey! Featuring the return of Hulk artist extraordinaire Gary Frank!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

WORLD WAR HULK PROLOGUE: WORLD BREAKER
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by VARIOUS
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR
Hulk is coming and no power on Earth can stop him from getting revenge on the Illuminati! What events have led up to the super-human battle-to-end-all-battles? As Hulk’s great stone ship approaches the planet, he prepares for the war on the horizon by reliving past conflicts with Iron Man, The Fantastic Four, Doctor Strange and the Inhumans. This is the perfect jumping-on point for this summer’s super hero-smashing, city-leveling, bone-crushing, Marvel history-making event!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

IMMORTAL IRON FIST #6
Written by ED BRUBAKER AND MATT FRACTION
Penciled by DAVID AJA and TRAVEL FOREMAN
Cover by DAVID AJA
Orson Randall, the only man who holds all the answers to Danny Rand’s questions about the legacy of the Iron Fist, is being hunted by the reincarnated reinvigorated, and always wicked Steel Serpent. Hydra, manipulated by an ancient evil they’re only beginning to understand, is in the process of dismantling the Rand corporate empire. Both events have been facilitated by a betrayal from within, and both events might spell the end of the mystical city of K’un L’un once and for all.
This is the final chapter of “The Last Iron Fist Story.” Surely nothing terrible or tragic will happen, right?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

IRON MAN #18
Written by DANIEL KNAUF AND CHARLES KNAUF
Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by GERALD PAREL
Tony Stark and Maya Hansen are friends and colleagues. But tensions develop – professional and otherwise –
when their views on Maya’s research begin to clash. While Maya weighs a tempting offer from a suspicious source, Tony must wrestle with his conscience as a global threat develops. Here’s a hint: Ten Rings of Power:
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

IRON MAN: HYPERVELOCITY #5 (of 6)
Written by ADAM WARREN
Pencils and Cover by BRIAN DENHAM
Events spiral disastrously out of control as a besieged Iron Man flies directly into a S.H.I.E.L.D. assault carrier’s lethal, point-blank barrage of ultra-tech, “cape-killing” hardware. Worse yet, the viral enemy infecting the suit’s processors has seized full control of the armor, and now she’s murderously rampaging through Tony Stark’s very consciousness, eradicating him one memory at a time…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN #8
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Pencils and Cover by PHIL HESTER
Eric O’Grady has found himself in need of a little employment. It costs money to be on the run from the law. Luckily DAMAGE CONTROL is on the lookout for someone who can safely sift through rubble for survivors. Don’t worry, though–he’ll still have plenty of time to spy on the ladies like the despicable human-being that he is.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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

MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by JAMES CORDEIRO
Cover by MICHAEL GOLDEN
The Armored Avenger blasts into the newest title in the critically-acclaimed, best-selling Marvel Adventures line! Who is IRON MAN, the world-renowned symbol of mega-conglomerate Stark International? And what terrible secret from his past forces billionaire inventor TONY STARK to become the Golden Guardian?
Find out here!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99
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MARVEL ADVENTURES

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #24
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by CLAY MANN
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
A trio of priceless tridents has been stolen from Atlantis, and the prime suspect is … the Invisible Woman! Can Mr. Fantastic trade his scientist’s hat for a detective’s and uncover the real culprits before the SUB-MARINER declares war on the surface world?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #27
Written by CHRIS KIPINIAK
Pencils and Cover by PATRICK SCHERBERGER
When the JESTER takes New York’s museums hostage, SPIDER-MAN thinks it’s time for his patented blend of webs, wise-cracks and punching. Grim-and-gritty-guest-star NIGHT THRASHER does things differently. Can the two heroes stop fighting each other long enough to fight the villain? At least a little?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #13
Written by JEFF PARKER
Pencils and Cover by LEONARD KIRK
How can The Avengers stop an insectoid invasion when their biggest member keeps stomping her teammates? At last–the story you keep requesting: The origin of Giant-Girl Janet Van Dyne!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL MAGIC HANDBOOK
Written by DAVID SEXTON, MADISON CARTER, MICHAEL HOSKIN,
JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, ERIC J. MOREELS, RONALD BYRD,
CHAD ANDERSON & STUART VANDAL
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Gaze into a crystal ball…consult the stars…or obsess over leftover tea leaves. All signs point to the imminent arrival of the latest and most mesmerizing addition to the OFFICIAL HANDBOOK series! This volume includes in-depth bios on the miraculous mixture of mighty mystics (Zhered Na, the Shadow Queen) and mysterious misfits (Papa Shorty and Pro-Rata!) that make up the magnificent menagerie of marvel magic!
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MARVEL ZOMBIES: DEAD DAYS
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Penciled by SEAN PHILLIPS
Gatefold cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
At last—witness the birth of the Marvel Zombies as told by the creative team of the best-selling limited series! Kirkman and Phillips pull out all the stops as they reveal the secret story of the day the Marvel Heroes became brain-eating monsters! Want to see the Avengers eat Jarvis? You won’t get that in this month’s New Avengers, effendi! And we dare you to pry your eyes away from Arthur Suydam’s top-secret double-gatefold zombified homage to a classic 1990’s cover you don’t want to miss.
48 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

MARVEL ZOMBIES/ARMY OF DARKNESS #3 (of 5)
Written by JOHN LAYMAN
Penciled by FABIANO SILVA NEVES
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
The crossover event of the year continues! Dimension-hopping hero Ashley Williams offers the last hope to the few non-infected humans left in New York. But that hope is contingent upon him retrieving the mystic tome known as The Necronomicon. And right now, ol’ Ash isn’t in any condition to retrieve it-considering he was jumped by a zombiefied alien and now lies stone dead. How bad can it get?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99
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MIGHTY AVENGERS #3
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by FRANK CHO
Mighty Avengers versus the next gen Ultron! Ultron has taken over everything by taking over Iron Man! And now she has to face the Sentry unleashed! A battle of the titans Avengers style! Plus, Tigra guest stars. Yes, Tigra. Frank Cho drawing Tigra!! Did you hear us? FRANK CHO DRAWING TIGRA!! Which Avenger is Tigra dating? Prrrrr!!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

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

MS. MARVEL #15
Written by BRIAN REED
Penciled by AARON LOPRESTI
Cover by GREG HORN
“Ready, A.I.M., Fire!” part 1 (of 3)! Operation: Lightning Storm goes into full effect as Ms. Marvel targets the terrorist organization that has been a thorn in her side for years! That’s right, the leader of the Mighty Avengers has declared a one-woman war against A.I.M. and its fearful leader M.O.D.O.K.! Be there as Ms. Marvel continues her battle to become “the best of the best,” courtesy of writer Brian Reed (NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI) and penciler Aaron Lopresti (INCREDIBLE HULK)!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

NEW AVENGERS #30
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by LEINIL YU
The New Avengers versus the Hand!! AND the New Avengers versus the Mighty Avengers!! AND the identity of the new Ronin revealed!! Who is the new mystery player in the New Avengers? Find out here!!
Guest-starring the Mighty Avengers and… wait for it… BROTHER VOODOO!!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI #3 (of 5)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS AND BRIAN REED
Pencils and Cover by JIM CHEUNG
THE MEGA SMASH MINI SERIES IS BACK!! Years ago a mysterious creature called the Beyonder gathered the heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe for an epic called SECRET WARS. Now, finally, after decades of mystery, the TRUE origin of this powerful creature is revealed when the Illuminati try to stop the Beyonder from interfering with the Earth once more.
What powerful connection does the Beyonder’s true origin have to one of the power players of the Illuminati? Another stunner from Bendis (NEW AVENGERS, MIGHTY AVENGERS) Reed (MS. MARVEL) and Jim Cheung (YOUNG AVENGERS)
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NEWUNIVERSAL #6
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils and Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
A Starbrand. A Nightmask. A Justice. A Cipher. They are manifestations of god-like power on Earth, chosen by the Universe. In the conclusion to the first arc of this RED-HOT new series, four newly-ascended super humans must accept their new existences…and survive those who would exterminate them.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NOVA #2
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by SEAN CHEN
Cover by ADI GRANOV
Helmet-to-helmet with Iron Man! After facing the horrors of the Annihilation War, can Richard Rider fit in back on Earth? Everyone used to treat him like a joke, but now that he’s one of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel Universe, does Nova have to take it anymore? One thing is certain, when S.H.I.E.L.D. moves in to investigate his sudden re-appearance, the Human Rocket will be aimed directly at Iron Man!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

OMEGA FLIGHT #2 (of 5)
Written by MICHAEL OEMING
Pencils and Cover by SCOTT KOLINS
As super-villains flood the Canadian border, Omega Flight begins to cement its team of heroes. A new character is added to the ranks as U.S. Agent saves Toronto from the powerful and beautiful (well, powerful anyway…) Daisy!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #7
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils and 50/50 Covers by ARIEL OLIVETTI
BLOOD AND SAND, PART 2
“I want Frank Castle — the scourge of the underworld — to die in the Sonoma desert playing dress-up.” With that line, the all-new Hate Monger begins the execution ceremony of the Punisher — and nothing will ever be the same. Massacre after brutal massacre along the border brought Frank to the desert, but what horrible things does he find hiding behind the killings? What atrocities could possibly drive Frank to don a new costume? And how could it all go so terribly wrong? The American dream continues to become an unholy nightmare for Frank and everybody else in his orbit.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

RUNAWAYS #26
Written by JOSS WHEDON
Penciled by MICHAEL RYAN
Cover by JO CHEN
“DEAD END KIDS”
The kids continue their New York adventure and encounter someone dangerous that they’ve never met before. Hint—LOOK BEHIND MOLLY ON THE COVER. Will he punish the Runaways? Superstar Joss Whedon (Buffy, ASTONISHING X-MEN) and rising star Michael Ryan (NEW X-MEN, NEW EXCALIBUR) continue a tale that will take the Runaways somewhere they’ve never been before! PART 2 (of 6)!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SILVER SURFER: REQUIEM #1 (of 4)
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Paints and Cover by ESAD RIBIC
The latest offering from the Marvel Knights line. Guest-starring the Fantastic Four!
For untold years Norrin Radd has surfed the galaxy, exploring the darkness between stars, witnessing the rise and fall of vast civilizations. Now his ride is about to come to an end. It starts with a small spot — a blemish that will spread until he is no more. Until then, the Silver Surfer would undertake his final voyage — to the one destination that has always eluded him. His journey starts where it began.
32 PGS./CARDSTOCK COVER/Rated T+ …$3.99

SHE-HULK #19
Written by DAN SLOTT
Penciled by RICK BURCHETT
Cover by GREG HORN
“The Gamma Defense”
She-Hulk’s law firm has defended super-villains before, but never one of “the big ones.” Has Mallory Book finally gone too far? Can she honestly expect She-Hulk to help her represent her cousin’s greatest foe–the twisted, mass-murdering genius men call
THE LEADER?!!
Plus: If you thought a certain someone was dead and buried…you’d be wrong. And you’ll NEVER guess where they are now!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SILENT WAR #5 (of 6)
Written by DAVID HINE
Penciled by FRAZER IRVING
Cover by JOHN WATSON
In the days of the Cold War, the nuclear powers put forward the theory that if two superpowers each possessed the firepower to obliterate the other, they would never go to war. This was known as Mutual Assured Destruction. MAD. Now, once again two great superpowers face one another. On one side, the Sentry. On the other, Black Bolt. Totally MAD.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

LONERS #2 (of 6)
Written by C.B. CEBULSKI
Penciled by KARL MOLINE
Cover by JASON PEARSON
It’s Ricochet’s day off! But can the former Slinger – used to costumed days of girls and thrills – adjust to life as just another wannabe in L.A.? And when he’s pushed by the guilt of his past, will he spiral back into the tights? What do you think? So who’s waiting to slice his jacket to shreds – and what former Generation X member makes a shocking return on the very last page?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THUNDERBOLTS PRESENTS: ZEMO – BORN BETTER #4 (of 4)
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Pencils and Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
Will Helmut Zemo survive his time-jump to 1920’s Germany — and a crushing confrontation with his Grandfather and father? And if he does — how will he ever return to the present when he has been using the blood of the Zemo lineage as his “temporal anchor?” There is no Zemo blood in our present day besides Helmut… is there…?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THUNDERBOLTS #114
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Penciled by MIKE DEODATO
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
A mission to capture the Steel Spider goes awry when two other rogue heroes accidentally cross the Thunderbolts’ path. Do the likes of Sepulchre and American Eagle even stand a chance?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99


X-MEN

ASTONISHING X-MEN #21
Written by JOSS WHEDON
Pencils and 50/50 Covers by JOHN CASSADAY
“UNSTOPPABLE” PART 3 (OF 6)!
Ord and his people of Breakworld lead the charge to take down the X-Men and S.W.O.R.D. And when this fight’s over… Not everyone is coming back!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC – 4/12, On-Sale – 5/2/2007
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CABLE & DEADPOOL #40
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Penciled by REILLY BROWN
Cover by SKOTT YOUNG
“Fractured” Part 1 (of 3)
Picking up from the furious action in X-Men, an alien soul vampire called the Hecatomb is rampaging across Cable’s South Pacific haven of Providence. The only way to stop this creature is for Cable to restore his telepathy and telekinesis — but the only way to do that might be to make a deal with the Devil itself — an alien parasite called the Mummadrai. To save his dream, will Cable sacrifice his soul?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

EXILES #94
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils and Cover by PAUL PELLETIER
ENEMY OF THE STARS Part 5 (of 5)
The universe-shattering conclusion of Chris Claremont’s first arc on EXILES! This Earth’s Madame Hydra has brought the planet to its knees. Now she’s ready to deliver a final, fatal blow to her former husband, Reed Richards. Can this last hero standing stop his world from dying with the help of Psylocke and Sabretooth? Or will this be the first world the Exiles fail to save?
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

NEW EXCALIBUR #20
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Pencils and Cover by SCOT EATON
“BATTLE FOR ETERNITY”
The battle lines have been drawn! Captain Britain’s most powerful enemy has declared war and is building an army. An army that now consists of New Excalibur’s first foes, the Dark X-Men! Part 3 (of 7)!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-23: TARGET X #6 (of 6)
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
Pencils and Cover by MICHAEL CHOI
The Facility has taken everything from X-23… her mother, her new family, every chance for a normal life… but now, X-23 is going to make it all stop. She’s going back to the beginning, to the man whose DNA led her down this path, the man she blames for it all… Wolverine.
48 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

NEW X-MEN #38
Story by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils and Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
“QUEST FOR MAGIK” Part 1 (of 4)!
The demon lord Belasco has pulled the Xavier Institute into Limbo, but he’s not after the X-Men… he’s come for the New X-Men. With their leaders cut off, most of the team captured, and a group of students thrown into the demon infested wastelands, all hope seems lost. But the kids aren’t alone in Limbo… and things are about to get much, much worse.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #486
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by BILLY TAN
Cover by JOHN WATSON
“THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SHI’AR EMPIRE”
This is it! The final chapter to Ed Brubaker’s Uncanny X-Men epic! Who lives? Who dies? And who gets left in outer space?! It’s the action packed finale that sets the X-Men and the Shi’Ar Empire into whole new directions! Part 12 (of 12)!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WOLVERINE #54
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils and Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
It’s time for round five! Superstar Jeph Loeb (Batman: Hush) is joined by Young Guns Reloaded artist Simone Bianchi for the biggest, best and last battle between Wolverine and Sabretooth! Ever wonder why these two just can’t get along? The reason cuts deeper than you think, True Believer. Much deeper. And this time, one of them isn’t walking away.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE #54 (BLACK AND WHITE VARIANT)
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils and Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
24 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #14
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by STEVE DILLON
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
“Swift and Terrible,” Part 4 (of 5)
The origin of Cyber revealed! Struggling to maintain consciousness after his first blood-soaked confrontation with his vicious offspring Daken, Wolverine is forced to turn to the one man whom he can never trust for help: Cyber! How does the man once known as Silas Burr factor into Wolverine’s past…and his future?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-FACTOR #19
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by KHOI PHAM
Cover by ANDREA DI VITO
X-Factor is trapped in the middle: On the one side, the population of Ex-Mutant Town is in danger of boiling over as the X-Cell, apparently re-empowered by Pietro, endeavor to rally the rank and file against X-Factor. On the other side, the government, ready to move in with everything from armies to Sentinels. Will Madrox decide to tell the truth behind M-Day…and will anyone believe him?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN #199
Written by MIKE CAREY
Pencils and Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
“CONDITION CRITICAL”
The X-Men are one issue away from 200…and let’s hope Cable and Rogue can make it! Facing a nearly indestructible enemy, both Cable and Rogue will need to make choices that will alter their lives forever.
Part 3 (of 3)!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS SPECIAL
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by KEVIN NOWLAN, PAUL SMITH, MIKE ALLRED & NICK DRAGOTTA
Cover by KEVIN NOWLAN
From investigating haunted museums to dealing with lovesick dragon men, no mission is off limits for the original mutant heroes. See some of comics’ top cartoonists take on Xavier’s five!
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99


MAX COMICS

PUNISHER #47
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by LAN MEDINA
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
WIDOWMAKER, PART 5
Five witches stripped her soul bare and left her dead in a ditch, her name never to be uttered again. But she’s not dead, and she hasn’t forgotten. She’s going to take them apart piece by piece, and she’s got the perfect partner to do it. A man who knows a little thing or two about vengeance.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$2.99
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PUNISHER PRESENTS: BARRACUDA MAX #4 (of 5)
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Pencils and Cover by GORAN PARLOV
“A WARM PLACE TO $%^&”
The Punisher’s wildest foe is back — give or take a few boy parts- embarking on a solo mission that has him playing bodyguard to the son of a dangerous mob boss. Only one problem: Junior’s a hemophiliac — just one little scratch, and he’s a goner. If Barracuda wants to collect his paycheck (not to mention keep his dome attached to his shoulders), he’s gonna have to dig deep into his bag of dirty tricks. And when it’s empty, find a bigger bag.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99
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ICON COMICS

POWERS VOL. 11: SECRET IDENTITY TPB
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by MIKE AVON OEMING
Cover by MIKE AVON OEMING
Walker and Pilgrim have been homicide detectives and partners for years, but secrets they’ve kept from each other are now too big and too dangerous to remain secrets for long. Things are about to get really crazy…even for the Eisner Award-winning Powers! From the writer of New Avengers! Collecting POWERS (Vol. 2) #19-24.
200 PGS./Explicit Content …$19.95
ISBN: 0-7851-2261-3

CRIMINAL VOLUME 1: COWARD
Acclaimed as one of the best new series of 2006, the first edition of Harvey Award Winning Best Writer Ed Brubaker and Scream Award Winning Best Artist Sean Phillips ground-breaking new series is finally here! Collecting the sold-out and hard-to-find first arc “Coward” promises to be one of the trade highlights of the year, and readers of these white-hot creators other projects, such as Daredevil, Captain America, and Marvel Zombies will not want to miss it!
Coward is the story of Leo, a man who can plan and execute almost any heist, but only if he can convinced the plan is safe enough. But sometimes the reward is worth the risk, and when a woman from Leo’s past comes to him with a sure-fire score to nab a few million worth of diamonds from Police Evidence, all his rules and cautions go right out the window. But in the world Leo lives in, as he may soon learn, those rules may be the only thing keeping him alive.
128 PGS/Mature Content … $14.99

CRIMINAL #6
A New Storyline! A New Anti-Hero! And a Perfect Place for New Readers to Jump On!
That’s right, if you’ve been missing out on Criminal up until now, this is your chance to see why the critics have hailed it as Brubaker and Phillips best work! Pick up the first trade collection, for the story of Leo, and then join us in issue #6 for a new beginning as we meet Tracy Lawless, the last surviving son of a once-famous family of crooks (who have been lurking in the background of Criminal since the first issue).
Twenty years ago, Tracy Lawless traded the crime-ridden streets of the city for a life in the military, and it’s a decision he’s rarely regretted. But now he’s walking out of the deserts of Afghanistan and Iraq and back into the world he grew up in, to find out who killed his brother Rick, and why. But truth is one of the few things uglier than family history, and the only thing Tracy has in his favor as he unravels the twisted strands of the criminal life his brother led, is that no one knows who the hell he is. And what they don’t know, just might kill them. Don’t miss the hard-hitting debut of the next Criminal lead character, in “Lawless” Part 1! And remember, every issue of Criminal is crammed cover to cover with content, including text pieces, back-up stories and noir articles by Brubaker and many other crime writers!
32 PGS/Mature Content/No Ads … $2.99


MARVEL/DABEL BROTHERS

MAGICIAN APPRENTICE VOL. 1 HC DIRECT MARKET EXCLUSIVE
Written by RAYMOND E. FEIST with Special Introduction by the Author
Adapted by MICHAEL AVON OEMING and BRYAN J.L. GLASS
Penciled by BRETT BOOTH & RYAN STEGMAN
Direct Market Exclusive Cover by BRETT BOOTH
Cover by DON MAITZ
Pug and Tomas are two kitchen boys living in the medieval fantasy world of Midkemia who dream of one day becoming heroes. But as the boys start on the path to manhood and begin their apprenticeships to their respective masters, they stumble upon a shipwreck and learn that invaders from a strange and distant world have found a way to Midkemia through portals known as “rifts” and are preparing for a full scale assault. As Tomas learns to be a soldier and Pug studies the path of a magician, both boys find themselves growing into the heroes they had hoped to become – but growing apart as the effects of the Riftwar change both of their lives forever. All this and a cover gallery, sketches, and letters from author Raymond E. Feist and Michael Avon Oeming.
164 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
FOC – 3/29, On-Sale – 5/2/2007
Order Using This Code: FEB072179
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MAGICIAN APPRENTICE VOL. 1 HC
164 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
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*Both versions are available to the Direct Market.

RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER VOL. 1 HC
DIRECT MARKET EXCLUSIVE
Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD with Special Introduction by the Author
Adapted by ROLAND BERNARD BROWN
Penciled by RENATO ARLEM & MIGUEL MONTENEGRO
Direct Market Exclusive Cover by RENATO ARLEM
Cover by JOHN BUXTON
In an alternate history of the American frontier, Andrew Jackson is a lawyer from Tennessee, William Henry Harrison has set himself up as governor of Carthage City, and Napoleon is leading an army just south of Detroit. But this is a world where folk magic is real – and where a young boy who is the seventh son of a seventh son has the power to shape the world around him at will. This is the tale of Alvin Maker, an extraordinary man who is destined to change the world and build a magnificent Crystal City. But the Unmaker stands in his way, determined to stop Alvin from fulfilling his destiny. With a violent war brewing between the settlers and the local tribes along the Mizzipy River, Alvin will find himself in more danger than he ever could have imagined. Adapted from the novel by New York Times Best-Selling Author Orson Scott Card (ENDER’S GAME), RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER is an incredible adventure through history and speculation, fusing high fantasy with the spirit of the American Frontier.
Plus, an all-new story written by Orson Scott Card featuring his most popular character – Ender Wiggins, from the Best-Selling and Award-Winning Ender’s Game series of novels. And if that wasn’t enough, a cover gallery and letter from Card himself.
164 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
FOC – 4/12, On-Sale – 5/16/2007
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RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER VOL. 1 HC
164 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
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ANITA BLAKE VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES HANDBOOK
Taken from the notes of LAURELL K. HAMILTON
Written by STUART VANDAL, RONALD BYRD, MICHAEL HOSKIN, CHRIS BIGGS, & AVE COLLEN
Art and Cover by BRETT BOOTH
Everything you ever wanted to know about ANITA BLAKE! This is your chance to learn all about LAURELL K. HAMILTON’s famous vampire hunter. Meet all the creatures and characters who appear in GUILTY PLEASURES and learn about their powers, origins and place in the Anita Universe. This very first guide book into the world of ANITA BLAKE is written in the tradition of the Marvel handbook and features the wonderful art of fan favorite Brett Booth. A must-have for any ANITA fan!
48 PGS./CARDSTOCK COVER/Rated T+…$3.99
FOC – 5/10, On-Sale – 5/30/2007
Order Using This Code: FEB072174

MAGICIAN APPRENTICE #7 (of 12)
Written by RAYMOND E. FEIST
Adapted by BRYAN J.L. GLASS
Pencils and Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
The journey from Crydee to Krondor is wrought with peril, and an ambush by the dark elves known as the Moredhel has decimated Duke Borric’s company of men. With the help of the Dwarven Chief, Dolgan, what remains of the party must travel through the mines of Mac Mordian Cadal to find a new path to their destination. But the mines are anything but safe, and Tomas will discover something in them that will change his own path forever… Adapted from the novel by New York Times Best-Selling author Raymond E. Feist, MAGICIAN: APPRENTICE is an exhilarating ride through a rich fantasy world that is hailed by fans and critics alike as “second only to the ‘Lord of the Rings.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC – 5/10, On-Sale – 5/30/2007
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WYRMS #4 (of 6)
Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD
Adapted by JAKE BLACK
Pencils and Cover by VITOR ISHIMURA
Patience has traveled far in her journey to foil the plans of Unwyrm, but she has one problem: she doesn’t know why he’s calling her to Cranning. Fortunately, she has a special mindstone that contains the memories of all of the human and gebling rulers of the world throughout history, but using the mindstone could drive her mad. Can Patience unravel the mystery of Unwyrm’s origins before sheloses her mind?
Fusing high science fiction with the classical mythological archetype of the quest, New York Times Best-Selling author Orson Scott Card’s WYRMS is a must-read for any fan of science fiction and fantasy. Featuring a world settled by humans from a crashed starship who have built their own unique society, WYRMS is a story full of many themes and ideas, crafted by the writer responsible for such masterpieces as ENDER’S GAME and SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD. WYRMS is a can’t miss event!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER #7 (of 12)
Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD
Adapted by ROLAND BERNARD BROWN
Pencils and Cover by
MIGUEL MONTENEGRO
In an alternate history of the American frontier where folk magic actually works, young Alvin Smith and his older brother Measure have been rescued from a violent tribe by Ta-Kumsaw, the leader of the Shaw-nee. And now Ta-Kumsaw and the man known as the “Red Prophet” have presented Measure with a difficult prophecy: he must leave his brother with the Shaw-Nee and return to their family alone or Alvin will die in three days. But the white men of Vigor Church aren’t going to be happy when they hear that one of their own is in the charge of a man who may one day lead the war against them… Adapted from the novel by New York Times Best-Selling author Orson Scott Card, this issue of RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER continues Card’s epic story of American fantasy, weaving magic, history, and unparalleled storytelling together into an
amazing and unique adventure!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC – 5/3, On-Sale – 5/23/2007
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MARVEL MASTERWORKS

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 4
Written by GARY FRIEDRICH, STAN LEE, ROY THOMAS, BILL EVERETT & ARCHIE GOODWIN
Penciled by MARIE SEVERIN & HERB TRIMPE
Cover by JIM STERANKO
It’s time for more Masterworks mayhem from the house-shakin’ Hulk!
Now headlining his very own title again for the first time in six years, the Green Goliath has twice the space to shake the Earth with his mighty rage, and you can bet Mighty Marvel is going to take advantage of every square inch of that space!See the beginnings of the Hulk’s first outer-space adventure versus the Space Parasite! Place your bets for the strongest man-monster in the Marvel U.—ol’ Greenskin or the Rhino!
Then it’s road-trip time! The mighty Hulk travels continents far and wide, and believe it or not, he doesn’t make too many friends along the way! It’s a travelogue of destruction that’s going to leave the Mandarin, the Inhumans, and the entire Savage Land rubbing a sore jaw in the wake of a freight train named “Banner.”
Guest-starring Nick Fury and Ka-Zar, this baby’s guaranteed to give your greenback’s worth!
Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK (Vol. 2) #103-110 and ANNUAL #1.
240 PGS./All Ages …$54.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2682-1

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 4 – VARIANT EDITION VOL. 78
240 PGS./All Ages …$54.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2683-X


MARVEL HARDCOVERS

SILVER SURFER OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA with JACK KIRBY
Cover by JOHN BUSCEMA
Variant Painted Cover by ESAD RIBIC
Born by the hand of the world-devourer, Galactus, Norrin Radd sacrificed himself to save his home planet and his true love, Shalla-Bal, but the price of their lives was servitude to the mighty Galactus – as his herald, the Silver Surfer! Now, exiled upon Earth, he struggles to understand the beauty and humanity of mortal men, and nobly seeks to heal the rifts that separate man from his brothers.
Created by the titanic team of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the pages of FANTASTIC FOUR, the Silver Surfer went on to become one of the most-beloved characters in all comicdom. Embodying the mind-blowing concepts of Kirby and Stan’s socially conscious writing craft, the Surfer’s stories expressed their creative vision in staggering and unique tales. Another talent would touch the character, however, granting him a soul-wrenching humanity that helped define him to this very day: the one and only John Buscema! A master of the craft, Buscema’s Silver Surfer is considered by many to be the peak of comic-book art.
Now, the original adventures of the Silver Surfer are presented in one complete volume! Containing every story and letters page, restored and recolored to match the original issues, plus behind-the-scenes bonuses and critical essays, this book is the guaranteed way to get in on the character in the upcoming Fantastic Four film!
Collecting SILVER SURFER #1-18.
576 PGS./All Ages …$74.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2752-6

SILVER SURFER OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC – VARIANT EDITION
576 PGS./All Ages …$74.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2753-4

FANTASTIC FOUR: THE END PREMIERE HC
Written by ALAN DAVIS
Penciled by ALAN DAVIS
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
Alan Davis writes and pencils the final story of Marvel’s first family! Even the strongest family can be torn apart by tragedy – and in the futuristic world of tomorrow, the members of the once-Fantastic Four are divided and vulnerable to opponents from their past. What events could have caused the FF to go their separate ways, and how does their disbanding set the stage for a conflict that will send shockwaves across the galaxy and beyond? Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR: THE END #1-6
144 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2774-7
Trim size: standard

X-FACTOR: MANY LIVES OF MADROX PREMIERE HC
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by PABLO RAIMONDI
Cover by PABLO RAIMONDI
Five words to strike fear into the hearts of spies and evildoers everywhere: Jamie Madrox, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Except that when Madrox decides it’s time to start gathering in the stray dupes that are still wandering around, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent doesn’t especially want to go…and S.H.I.E.L.D. isn’t especially inclined to let him go. Plus: Remember X-Factor #87? “X-Aminations,” the analysis issue? Sure you do. Everybody does. Well, Peter David and new regular artist Pablo Raimondi evoke memories of that classic tale with “Re-X-Aminations” as the new team unloads their hopes, fears and darkest secrets to an attentive Doc Samson. Collecting X-FACTOR #13-17.
120 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2805-0

ULTIMATE GALACTUS TRILOGY HC
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Penciled by TREVOR HAIRSINE, STEVE EPTING, STEVE MCNIVEN,
TOM RANEY & BRANDON PETERSON
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Super-scribe Warren Ellis chronicles the coming of Gah Lak Tus! This deluxe hardcover collects the entire Ultimate Galactus trilogy – ULTIMATE NIGHTMARE, ULTIMATE SECRET and ULTIMATE EXTINCTION – plus extras. In Ultimate Nightmare, world communications systems break down, and the source of the anomaly is revealed as Tanguska, Russia. Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. leads a force comprised of Captain America, Black Widow and Sam Wilson to investigate; simultaneously, Charles Xavier of the X-Men dispatches his own team consisting of Jean Grey, Wolverine and Colossus. What they discover there – and what happens next – defies belief! In Ultimate Secret, a hidden alien race is trying desperately to keep man from reaching the stars. Cape Canaveral scientist Phillip Lawson, secretly a Kree soldier assigned to a mission on our planet, knows of the hideous plan and will use all his considerable power to stop it…the power of Captain Mahr Vehl! But his sudden betrayal may mean a swift doom for the Earth. Starring the Ultimates and the Ultimate Fantastic Four! And finally, in Ultimate Extinction, it’s time for the coming of Gah Lak Tus! And his arrival could mean the end of all life on this planet! Not even the power of S.H.I.E.L.D. or the brilliance of Fantastic Four leader Reed Richards seems able to stop its inexorable march to Earth. What role do the Ultimate X-Men have in this drama? And who on Earth is Misty Knight and how does she know the fate of our world may rest with – Ultimate Silver Surfer? Collecting ULTIMATE NIGHTMARE #1-5, ULTIMATE SECRET #1-4 AND ULTIMATE EXTINCTION #1-5.
344 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2139-0
Trim size: oversized

PUNISHER MAX VOL. 3 HC
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ & GORAN PARLOV
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
This deluxe hardcover collects Punisher MAX Vol. 5: The Slavers and Punisher MAX Vol. 6: Barracuda, plus extras. In The Slavers, Frank Castle brutally dispatches a crew of Albanian thugs menacing a young woman on a pitch-black Brooklyn night, in a dead-end alley. Her name is Viorica, she’s from Moldavia, and when she tells Frank her story, that’s when the real killing starts! And in Barracuda, the Punisher meets his match! Jigsaw, Ma Gnucci, the Russian – Frank has faced some fearsome foes in his day, but none as stone-cold rotten to the bone as the Barracuda. He’s big, he’s mean, and the last thing on earth you want is to see him smile. Collecting PUNISHER #25-36.
296 PGS./Explicit Content …$29.99
ISBN: 0-7851-1981-7
Trim size: oversized

SPIDER-MAN NEWSPAPER STRIPS VOL. 1 HC
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA SR.
Cover by JOHN ROMITA SR.
What’s black and white and red and blue all over? Long thought lost to avid arachnophiles, three years’ worth of Spider-Man’s newspaper adventures – from January 1977 to January 1980 – are collected in their entirety for the first time across two volumes! Spiderdom’s top talents set the web-slinger up with daily doses of enemies old and new, from Kraven the Hunter to the Rattler!
464 PGS./All Ages …$34.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2393-8
Trim size: oversized


MARVEL DIGESTS

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE VOL. 3:
MY SECRET LIFE DIGEST

Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Penciled by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA
The series SpiderFan.org’s Patrick Gadrow calls “a breath of fresh air” continues! 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? Plus: Gwen Stacy has a problem with Peter, and MJ has a secret. Collecting SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #11-15.
120 PGS./All Ages …$7.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2266-4

SPIDER-MAN AND POWER PACK: BIG-CITY SUPER HEROES DIGEST
Written by MARC SUMERAK
Penciled by GURIHIRU
Cover by GURIHIRU
Zero-G! Lightspeed! Mass Master! Energizer! Together, they are Marvel’s youngest super heroes: Power Pack! When the Power family returns to New York for another exciting adventure, it isn’t long before our super siblings find themselves fighting side-by-side with everyone’s favorite wall-crawler, the Amazing Spider-Man! Featuring the villainy of Venom, the Sandman, the Vulture and more! Collecting SPIDER-MAN AND POWER PACK #1-4.
96 PGS./All Ages …$6.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2357-1

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 6: THE BLACK COSTUME DIGEST
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by MICHAEL O’HARE & CORY HAMSCHER
Cover by PATRICK SCHERBERGER
All-new, all-ages, all-action fun featuring the Tinkerer, Green Goblin, the Hobgoblin, the Sandman and Venom! Plus: Don’t miss the senses-shattering debut of Spidey’s new “smart stealth” black costume! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #21-24.
96 PGS./All Ages …$6.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2310-5


MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVELS

CIVIL WAR COMPANION TPB
Written by PETER DAVID, J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI, CHRIS BAIOCCHI, JUSTIN GRAY, MARK GUGGENHEIM, DAVID HINE, JEROME MAIDA, JIM MCLAUCHLIN, CLIFFORD LAWRENCE METH, TERRY MORROW, BRIAN REED, MIKE SANGIACOMO, DAN SLOTT, ZEB WELLS, ANTHONY FLAMINI, STUART VANDAL, RONALD BYRD, MADISON CARTER, MICHAEL HOSKIN, CHRIS BIGGS, MARK O’ENGLISH, MIKE FICHERA & JOHN RHETT THOMAS
Penciled by SCOTT KOLINS & MIKE MAYHEW
Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
The legislation has been passed. The battle lines have been drawn. The opening shots have been fired. Now, as the controversial Super Human Registration Act continues to divide America’s super human community, go behind the lines of the Marvel Comics event starring Spider-Man, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the entirety of the Marvel pantheon! Featuring in-depth S.H.I.E.L.D. dossiers on the nation’s most prominent super humans; behind-the-scenes coverage with CIVIL WAR planners Mark Millar and Steve McNiven; news, gossip, and opinions from the Daily Bugle, the very newspaper the citizens of the Marvel Universe read to keep informed; and more! Plus: a final analysis of CIVIL WAR, in addition to a complete checklist of all the upcoming CW collections! Collecting CIVIL WAR FILES, CIVIL WAR: BATTLE DAMAGE REPORT, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: MARK MILLAR/STEVE MCNIVEN, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: CIVIL WAR AFTERMATH and DAILY BUGLE: CIVIL WAR SPECIAL EDITION.
236 PGS./Rated T+ …$13.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2576-0

CIVIL WAR: WAR CRIMES TPB
Written by FRANK TIER

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