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ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: GUILTY PLEASURES #10 (of 12)
Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON
Adapted by JESSICA RUFFNER
Pencils & Cover by RON LIM
Things keep getting worse for Laurell K. Hamilton’s deadly vampire hunter as one of her allies in the hunt for the vampire killer is murdered! But vampire bites, ominous dreams, and persistent sociopaths won’t slow Anita down as she takes matters into her own hands and learns the truth about the mystery that’s been plaguing her: the identity of the perpetrator of the brutal and unlicensed slayings of “innocent” vampire citizens! Of course, having that knowledge doesn’t mean she’ll live long enough to share it! The adaptation of the best-selling novel continues here!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

THE DARK TOWER: THE LONG ROAD HOME #2 (of 5)
Written by ROBIN FURTH & PETER DAVID
Art & Cover by JAE LEE & RICHARD ISANOVE
Variant Cover by MIKE DEODATO, JR.
Sketch Variant by JAE LEE
Roland’s spirit is trapped inside Maerlyn's sinister Grapefruit and is taken on a terrifying journey to the outer reaches of End-World...to the harsh domain called Thunderclap! Back in Mid-World, Roland’s ka-tet is pursued by the Hambry posse which intends to kill them all before they are able to cross the Xay River on their journey home. Revenge will soon be at hand for Eldred Jonas and the Big Coffin Hunters.
48 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory…$3.99

LORDS OF AVALON: SWORD OF DARKNESS #3 (of 6)
Written by SHERRILYN KENYON
Adapted by ROBIN FURTH
Pencils and Cover by TOMMY OHTSUKA
The battle of light vs. dark continues when the Kerrigan rescues Seren from the hands of Morgen le Fey. The war is on. Now Kerrigan and his mandrake, Blaise are all that stand to defend the world’s next champion. Enemies of both Avalon and Camelot, they decide to make their stand at Lancelot’s cursed Joyous Gard. But will the castle prove to be a haven or a trap? Find out in this third installment of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s acclaimed Arthurian fantasy, Sword of Darkness.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: MOBY DICK #3 (of 6)
Written by ROY THOMAS (BASED ON THE NOVEL BY HERMAN MELVILLE)
Penciled by PASCAL ALIXE
Cover by JOHN WATSON
Ahab’s vessel, the Pequod, encounters the ship Samuel Enderby, whose captain lost an arm to Moby Dick and will hunt the whale no more. When Ahab learns where the monster was last sighted, he enlists his blacksmith to create a special harpoon: a harpoon that will ensure the destruction of the great white whale that haunts his fevered nightmares and gives him no peace.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY #5 (of 6)
Written by ROY THOMAS (BASED ON THE NOVEL BY OSCAR WILDE)
Art by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
Cover by GERALD PAREL
Dorian is now leading a bizarre double life with his daytime demeanor at dire odds with his nightly existence of decadence and debauchery. But events may be catching up to Dorian as he is stalked through the foggy London streets…by a man out for vengeance. It’s the penultimate chapter of Wilde’s strange and compelling masterpiece.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: THE ILIAD #5 (of 8)
Written by ROY THOMAS (BASED ON THE EPIC POEM BY HOMER)
Penciled by
MIGUEL ANGEL SEPULVEDA
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
The great god Zeus, happy with the war’s progress, takes his leave of the battlefield. But his brother, Poseidon, and wife, Hera, secretly aid the Greeks against Zeus’s wishes! When the king of the gods discovers this treachery, his fury reverberates throughout
the halls of Mount Olympus itself—and even unto the earthly battlefield of the Trojan War! As the tide of battle turns, what will this portend for the brave Greeks and noble Trojans?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #53
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by TYLER KIRKHAM
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
The conclusion to the Cosmic Cube Thanos saga! Mr. Fantastic is M.I.A. The Invisible Woman and the Human Torch have gone over to the dark side. That leaves only one man—the Thing—to wrest the all-powerful Cosmic Cube from the clutches of the mad god Thanos!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATE HUMAN #4 (of 4)
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Pencils & Cover by CARY NORD
Hulk vs. Iron Man – the conclusion! The full scope of Peter Wisdom’s terrifying plan is revealed, but Tony Stark and Bruce Banner are powerless to stop his mad scheme! Has the world traded the horror of the Hulk for a menace many times more deadly? The dream team of Warren Ellis and Cary Nord deliver a shock ending to the climax of this critically acclaimed event.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #121
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN
The return of Omega Red! The deadly assassin is out for blood—J. Jonah Jameson’s blood to be exact! Why does he want to slice the Daily Bugle’s publisher to ribbons? And what can Spider-Man do about it? Find out in another action-packed issue of the series IGN.com calls “a wonderfully enjoyable read.”
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATE X-MEN #93
Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN
Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
It’s Robert Kirkman’s final issue of ULTIMATE X-MEN – and he’s going out with a bang! Has the worst happened? Has Apocalypse triumphed? If so, there is only one force in the universe with the power to end his iron fisted reign. But it is a power of such magnitude that its slightest misuse could bring about the end of all things!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ULTIMATES 3 #5 (of 5)
Written by JEPH LOEB
Art & 50/50 Wraparound Covers by JOE MADUREIRA &
CHRISTIAN LICHTNER
This is it, the ending you've been breathlessly waiting for! Who killed the Scarlet Witch -- and why? The answers will rock you as the Ultimate Universe is about to explode! Betrayals, secrets, and even another murder are all laid bare as superstars Jeph Loeb, Joe Madureira and Christian Lichtner conclude Volume 3! But the next big Ultimates story is just beginning, as right around the corner is...Ultimatum!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #19
Written by TOM DEFALCO
Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ
“There Can Only Be One!” (Part 1 of 1)
At last—the battle you never thought you’d see—Spider-Girl versus Araña! ‘Nuff said!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #555
Written by ZEB WELLS
Pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
Month Four of Brand New Day is upon us and so is the worst blizzard in the history of New York City! It’s colder than an outdoor hockey game in January out there and your favorite Wall-Crawler (aided by his Avengers buddy, Wolverine) must find his way through the cold to rescue a doctor who may know the real secret behind the deadly storm.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #556–557
Written by ZEB WELLS
Pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
“Sometimes It Snows In April” (Come on it’s a Prince reference from 20 years ago! The day of the massively unhip editor is upon us) continues with Spidey caught in the middle of two ancient threats that are conspiring to take him and the city itself down.
Plus, Carlie trapped at the Police Station with someone after her blood!
32 PGS (each)/Rated A …$2.99 (each)

SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #8
Written by KEVIN GREVIOUX & NATE PIEKOS
Penciled by RAY HEIGHT & ZACH HOWARD
Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS
So, have you ever noticed that Peter Parker never really grows facial hair? That’s just this side of weird, right? We felt sorry for the wall–crawler, so we went and got him a special guest star, THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN!!!!!! Because I think we can all agree that Tony Stark’s got the sweetest facial hair in all of Marvel Comics. Oh! And they fight a Nazi robot.
PLUS…Spidey vs. Iceman! Spider-Man J! And a TON of classic Spidey stories!
104 PGS./Rated A …$4.99

SPIDER-MAN (IRON MAN/HULK) MAGAZINE
Written by JEFF PARKER, FRED VAN LENTE & PAUL BENJAMIN
Pencils by MANUEL GARCIA, JAMES CORDEIRO & DAVID NAKAYAMA
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
It's Spider-Man's amazing adventures in the Wall-Crawler's very own magazine! Read more stories of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and his spectacular friends Iron Man and the Hulk. See how brilliant scientist Bruce Banner was cursed to transform into the rampaging Hulk! Marvel as Iron Man takes on the Plantman in the ultimate Nature vs. Technology grudge match! Collecting MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS #4, MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #3, MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #1 plus a brand-new Iron Man and Hulk tale and tons of extras that will knock your socks off!
96 PGS./All Ages...$6.99

SPIDER-MAN: WITH GREAT POWER... #4 (of 5)
Written by DAVE LAPHAM
Pencils & Cover by TONY HARRIS
“In the days that follow, the Spider-Man becomes the sensation of the nation!” That was how Stan “The Man” Lee described the brief, but tumultuous, period of upheaval Peter Parker went through after the fateful spider bite that gave him great power in AMAZING FANTASY #15…but that wasn’t even the half of it! As this never-before-seen chapter of Spidey’s life unfolds, witness the trials and tribulations of young Peter confronting fame, money and everything he ever dreamed of! With a healthy dose of that ol’ Parker luck, of course…
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Rated A …$3.99

ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST #6 (of 6)
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by TOM RANEY & WELLINTON ALVES
Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT
This is it: Marvel’s rag-tag group of sci-fi heroes vs. Ultron – in a double-sized finale! The surviving warriors face-off on the battlefield, with the fate of the entire Kree Empire – and perhaps the Earth itself – at stake! Who will fall? Who will rise to become a legend? It’s an extra helping of adventure, humor, drama and eye-candy that IGN.com calls “one of the best event books of the year.”
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AVENGERS CLASSIC #11
Written by TOM BELAND
Penciled by JUAN DOE
Cover by ART ADAMS
The mighty Avengers meet Spider-Man! And the only blurb we can write is “WOWEE!” Also re-introducing the mysterious KANG! Yes, it’s another classic spectacular story by Stan Lee with incomparable illustrations by Don Heck…plus an all-new masterpiece from the peerless minds of Tom Beland and Juan Doe!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AVENGERS FAIRY TALES #2 (of 4)
Written by C.B. CEBULSKI
Pencils by NUNO PLATI
Cover by CLAIRE WENDLING
The Avengers continue to assemble in Marvel Fairy Tales as we focus on the story of a robot who wants nothing more than to be a real boy! Brought to life by the kindly inventor Hank Pym, the Vision is ostracized by other boys his age. When the Scarlet Fairy reveals she can grant his wish to become an actual human boy, The Vision is sent on an extraordinary adventure of self-discovery where he meets an amazing cast of alternate Avengers!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #12
Written by DAN SLOTT & CHRISTOS GAGE
Pencils & Cover by STEVE UY
"CHANGING OF THE GUARD"
Daddy's home. IRON MAN comes to Camp Hammond, and he's NOT happy.
The first year of the Initiative comes to a dramatic close as members are laid to rest, drummed out, declared AWOL, or...awarded their full Hero's License. See who graduates and find out what super-teams they'll be assigned to as the NEXT era of the Initiative begins! Plus: as a new 3-D MAN appears, the base is suddenly short one Skrull...but not how you'd think...
Also guest-starring MS. MARVEL!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

BLACK PANTHER #36
Written by REGINALD HUDLIN
Penciled by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
BACK TO AFRICA, PART 2
Back in Wakanda, the Royal Couple’s troubles continue, as one of T’Challa’s greatest foes makes his power move.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #37
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils by STEVE EPTING & JACKSON Guice
Cover by JACKSON GUICE
ACT THREE OF "THE EPIC THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA" STORY BEGINS!
With a new Cap now established, things go from bad to worse as the Red Skull makes an unexpected move for the very soul of America! And what was it that Sharon Carter saw at the end of the last issue? Act Three - The Man Who Bought America - begins here! By the most popular Cap team in years - Brubaker and Epting!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CIVIL WAR CHRONICLES #10
Written by MARK MILLAR &
PAUL JENKINS
Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN, ROMAN BACHS & STEVE LIEBER
Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
Experience CIVIL WAR and its major tie-ins in chronological order! In CIVIL WAR #7, witness the startling battle that will determine the future of the Marvel Universe! And in CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE #10, the betrayer among the Marvel heroes stands revealed, as war with Atlantis seems inevitable! And Speedball comes face-to-face with his accuser! Collecting CIVIL WAR #7 and CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE (EMBEDDED/ACCUSED) #10.
72 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

CLANDESTINE #3 (of 5)
Written by ALAN DAVIS
Pencils & Cover by ALAN DAVIS
Guest-starring the time-lost Excalibur! Anybody who loved Alan Davis’s classic run on that series in the ‘90s will want to jump on board, because the Cross-Time Express is making its way through the dimension Newton Destine calls home, and it’s bringing with it a trainload of trouble along with it!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DAREDEVIL: BLOOD OF THE TARANTULA
Written by ED BRUBAKER & ANDE PARKS
Penciled by CHRIS SAMNEE
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
“Blood of the Tarantula”
Carlos LaMuerto, a.k.a. Black Tarantula, is finally doing something good with his life. Well, at least it ain’t all bad. Lying low after getting out of prison and wiping out an entire gang, Carlos has become a low-key Robin Hood -- cleaning up the neighborhood he used to run as a gang lord. But he’s about to discover that leaving his past behind isn’t as simple as a change of attitude…as ghosts from his former life haunt him, Carlos turns to his friend/adversary, Matt Murdock. Now Black Tarantula and Daredevil must work together to save the streets of Hell’s Kitchen from a powerful new gang from Carlos’ homeland.
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #556
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH
That’s the problem with Utopias—they’re all-too-often built on a foundation of human tears. When an organism designed to abolish war is set into motion, and it decides that the only way to accomplish its objective is to eliminate anyone who could possibly pick up a weapon, there’s only one foursome to turn to if humanity is going to survive!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

GHOST RIDER #22
Written by JASON AARON
Art by ROLAND BOSCHI
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
HELL TO PAY Part 3 of 4
Do you like gigantic running battles involving man-eating ghosts, machine–gun nurses and motorcyclists with flaming noggins? If so, then boy, have we got the book for you. It's Ghost Rider versus a haunted stretch of roadway in what we just had to call "Deathrace on Ghost Cannibal Highway." And did we mention that ol' flamehead is swinging a scythe this time around? Good luck, ghost cannibals.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

GIANT-SIZE AVENGERS/INVADERS #1
Written by ROY THOMAS
Penciled by SAL BUSCEMA, FRANK ROBBINS, ALEX SCHOMBURG, DON RICO, LEE ELIAS & LEE WEEKS
Cover by SAL BUSCEMA
Whet your appetite for Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Steve Sadowski’s 12-part AVENGERS/INVADERS maxi-series with these classic tales! Witness the Invaders’ first appearance in AVENGERS #71 (1969), as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes encounter the wartime Captain America, Human Torch and Sub-Mariner – and experience the story from the Invaders’ point of view in INVADERS ANNUAL #1 (1977). Finally, the Invaders thwart a Nazi assassination attempt on President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill in GIANT-SIZE INVADERS #2 (2005). Also featuring in-depth dossiers on both teams and AVENGERS/INVADERS preview pages!
96 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

HULK #4
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & 50/50 Covers by ED MCGUINNESS
This is it. The one you've been SMASHING for. The Green Hulk RETURNS! It's Green Hulk Vs. Red Hulk --but the real loser is the Planet Earth. There have been knock-down-dragger-outters in the Marvel Universe -- but nothing like this! Plus, who gave the Watcher such good seats??? If you read ONE comic book this month, it's gotta be HULK -- or SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

HULK VS. HERCULES: WHEN TITANS CLASH
Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE
Art by LEONARD KIRK
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
“32 PAGES!? BAH! HULK NEED BIGGER BOOK! HULK SMASH PUNY BEARD SKIRT MAN!”
Calm down, big fella. You’re going to need your strength when you go up against the Lion of Olympus, the INCREDIBLE HERCULES!
We’re bringing you a BRAND NEW story with THE most SMASHING, CRASHING, BASHING, MASHING and LASHING you’ve EVER witnessed, and THEN we’re giving you some of the greatest HULK and HERC stories from yesteryear!
BRING ON THE FIGHT!
64 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

IMMORTAL IRON FIST #14
Written by MATT FRACTION
& ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by DAVID AJA
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
This is it, kids--the skull–busting, chest–punching, punch–kicking conclusion to THE SEVEN CAPITAL CITIES OF HEAVEN. Seven practitioners of super kung fu, champing at the bit to bloody each other to a pulp. A rogue Hydra cell, intent on destroying K'un-Lun from Earth, loads its terror train full of explosives and prepares to fire it through a warp in space-time. A schism in the leadership of K'un-Lun threatens to tear the city in two. The original Heroes for Hire, outgunned, outmanned, and out of time somewhere in Tibet. And Davos, the arch-rival of Iron Fist, intent on exploiting all this chaos, wants to assassinate Danny Rand once and for all. When was the last time a comic melted your face off? When was the last time you read
THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST?
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #116
Written by GREG PAK & FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR., KLAUS JANSON & DEAN WHITE
Is Hercules a Skrull? Maybe. But is he an Eternal? Ikaris and Thena certainly think so, and they may just kill Herc to prove it!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

IRON MAN #28
Written by DANIEL KNAUF & CHARLES KNAUF
Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by GERALD PAREL
Tony Stark is losing his mind and his freedom. Maya Hansen is becoming a pawn in the Mandarin’s genocidal game. And the leaders of S.H.I.E.L.D. are under house arrest, unable to take any action. With the international community about to decide their fate, Iron Man and his allies are in deep…so deep, we’ll need a double-sized issue to reveal what happens next!
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

IRON MAN: LEGACY OF DOOM #1 (of 4)
Written by DAVID MICHELINIE
Art & Cover by RON LIM & bob layton
"A Knight in Hell" Dr. Doom returns to menace Iron Man in the chilling and long-awaited conclusion of The Camelot Trilogy! Mephisto has apparently found a way to bring about The End Of Days and Tony Stark and Victor Von Doom must form an uneasy alliance to try and stop him. But all may not be as it seems. And it takes a journey to Hell itself before the shocking truth is revealed! Iron Man legends David Michelinie and Bob Layton are joined by penciler supreme Ron Lim to bring you the first part of an epic literally decades in the making!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

IRON MAN POSTER BOOK
Cover by ADI GRANOV
Thirty-six powerful posters featuring Marvel’s newest movie star, the Invincible Iron Man!
72 PGS./No Rating …$6.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS #23
Written by MARC SUMERAK
Penciled by IG GUARA
Cover by LEONARD KIRK
AVENGERS RE-ASSEMBLE! What happens when you take the "Earth" out of Earth's Mightiest Heroes? You end up with a bunch of Avengers that have mysteriously vanished off the face of the planet! Now Captain America and Spider-Man must call on some of their newest allies to help them rescue their missing teammates. But will this new roster of unpredictable heroes be able to work together long enough to save the day... or will they just end up making things even worse?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #35
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by DAVID HAHN
Cover by GRAHAM NOLAN
A MODEL DAY: 75% of the Fantastic Four positively agree that it's GREAT to judge an international beauty pageant, but what's Sue to do during the festivities? Well, how about unearthing that the pageant is actually sponsored by A.I.M. in order to smuggle high tech battle robots into the country? Or how about teaming up with a certain long lost model from Marvel's past, and then picking a fight with those battle robots? Yeah, Sue keeps busy in this one.
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #10
Written by PAUL BENJAMIN
Penciled by STEVE SCOTT
Cover by SEAN GORDON MURPHY
He’s big. He’s angry... and he’s not green. He’s the unstoppable Juggernaut! Bruce Banner’s looking for the mystical amulet of Cyttorak, said to be capable of chaining a mighty behemoth. But Bruce doesn’t know that his guide is none other than the Juggernaut himself, out to destroy the artifact. What happens when an unstoppable force meets another unstoppable force? Do the words “Hulk smash!” mean anything to you?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #12
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by GRAHAM NOLAN
Cover by FRANCIS TSAI
At long last, Iron Man is reunited with his missing father in the heart of Africa--but he has to free him from the clutches of Kiber the Cruel!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #38
Written by CHRIS KIPINIAK
Pencils by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Bzz. (ow.)
Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. (Ow!)
BBBBBBBBZBZZZZZBZZZBZZZZZBZZZZ (OW! OW! OW! OW!)
A baddy built of bees is bugging our boy! Can our swell sweaty Spidey swat the swindler swiftly?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES TWO-IN-ONE #10
MARVEL ADVENTURES HULK #1
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #36
64 PGS./All Ages …$4.99

MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #8
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM, IVAN BRANDON, ANDY SCHMIDT
& RICH KOSLOWSKI
Penciled by FRANCIS TSAI, NIKO HENRICHON, MARCO TURINI
& ANDREA DIVITO
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
Aaron Stack has been drinking again…drinking to keep the ghosts of his past at bay. It wouldn’t be a problem if he was just a man—but he’s MACHINE MAN, and his past has a way of coming alive! Join 24/7 creator Ivan Brandon and Pride of Baghdad artist Niko Henrichon for the debut of an all-new 5-part Machine Man tale! Plus: CYCLOPS & WOLVERINE go hunting, WEAPON OMEGA battles U.S. Agent, and VANGUARD reveals the truth about the murder of John Doe.
40 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: IRON MAN MOVIE
Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS
Marvel's Armored Avenger takes his turn in the klieg light glare of Hollywood, in a film extravaganza that has every indication of being a massive hit! Bringing the life and times of Tony Stark to the silver screen is a cast and crew that is as A-list as A-list gets: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard and Jeff Bridges – Academy Award winners or nominees all led by director Jon Favreau (Swingers, Daredevil). Besides insider access to the movie that will also include chats with the technical crew, this special issue of SPOTLIGHT catches readers up on Iron Man in the comics, too! We revisit Iron Man's earliest tales, all the way to his origins, and check in with living Iron Man le gends Bob Layton and David Michelinie for more on their favorite super hero! Plus a bevy of other current and past creators! It's 48 pages of love for Ol' Shellhead, and required reading before you buy your Iron Man movie ticket!
48 PGS./Rated T+…$2.99

MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #10
MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS #10
MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN #2
64 PGS./All Ages …$4.99

MIGHTY AVENGERS #12
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by ALEX MALEEV
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!
The Eisner-award-winning team of Brian Bendis and Alex Maleev (NEW AVENGERS ILLUMINATI, HALO: UPRISING) reunite to answer the question that has been on every comic fan's mind for years...WHERE THE HELL HAS NICK FURY BEEN?? Rewinding the clock to Fury's time in SECRET WAR, follow Fury as he puts together the pieces of his life and starts finding clues to a Secret Invasion that makes him TARGET NUMBER ONE. A major Skrull reveal happens in these pages!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MOON KNIGHT #17
Written by MIKE BENSON (WITH CHARLIE HUSTON)
Art by MARK TEXEIRA (With Layouts by JAVIER SALTARES)
Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
“GOD AND COUNTRY,” PART 4
In the age of the Superhuman Registration Act, the only good hero is one that plays by the book -- which the card-carrying Moon Knight most assuredly does not. Indeed, with Moon Knight fast becoming the poster child for recklessness and brutality, the question of the day is just how he got a Registration Card in the first place! As Tony Stark's investigation unearths the ugly truth, Marc Spector braces himself for the consequences, unaware that an equally grave threat is preparing to strike. Carson Knowles -- a.k.a. the Black Spectre -- is back and he wants payback.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

MS. MARVEL #26
Written by Brian Reed
Penciled by Adriana Melo
Cover by GREG HORN
Out–gunned and on the run! With S.H.I.E.L.D. convinced she’s a Skrull impostor, Ms. Marvel must fight for her identity and her life against her very own Lightning Strike Force! But when the Strike Force has a Ms. Marvel of their own, even Carol can’t be sure she’s Carol anymore! SECRET INVASION: The Infiltration continues here from Brian Reed (Captain Marvel) and Adriana Melo (Witchblade).
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NEW AVENGERS #40
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by JIM CHEUNG
Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT
SECRET INVASION TIE-IN!
Very special guest artist Jimmy Cheung returns to the pages of New Avengers for this very important tie-in issue. Spinning right off of events in NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI #1, find out exactly how the Skrull empire was able to infiltrate the Marvel Universe and who instigated the invasion and why.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

NEW WARRIORS #11
Written by KEVIN GREVIOUX
Penciled by PACO MEDINA
Cover by NIC KLEIN
Would you trust a man who puts you in harm’s way? Someone who throws you into the path of a maniac for what he claims is the greater good? The New Warriors are becoming increasingly suspicious of their leader. When Night Thrasher pits the team against a super-villain who’s out of their league, the Warriors are left to wonder: What could possibly be worth their lives?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NOVA #12
Written by ANDY LANNING & DAN ABNETT
Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
The New Mutant Warlock returns in an issue that propels Nova back into ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST! Still threatened by his deadly Phalanx virus, Richard Rider finally reaches Kvch, the never-before-seen Technarchy homeworld. But are the “parents” of the Phalanx still there – and can Nova even reach them? And are you ready for the comeback of the former New Mutant know as Warlock? Join writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning and new ongoing penciler Paul Pelletier (FANTASTIC FOUR) for another chapter of the saga that has Wizard saying “If you’re a fan of out-there sci-fi with a superhero twinge, you should strap yourself in for a ride with the Human Rocket’s series.”
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

OMEGA: THE UNKNOWN #7 (of 10)
Written by JONATHAN LETHEM & KARL RUSNAK
Art by FAREL DALRYMPLE, PAUL HORNSCHEMEIER & GARY PANTER
Cover by GARY PANTER
You know a super hero's in trouble when he resorts to drawing a comic book to try to solve his problems! Omega The Unknown #7, on top of the usual stellar array of talent, features special guest-star creator Gary Panter, known for his work on a legendary children's show, Frank Zappa's album covers, and RAW Magazine -- but he's never been between Marvel's covers before. Tune in!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

POWER PACK: DAY ONE #2 (of 4)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Pencils & Cover by GURIHIRU
The dying Kymellian sorcerer Aelfyre Whitemane has given his powers to the four Power children so they can rescue their parents and save their world. But unless Alex, Julie, Katie and Jack master their new abilities quickly, they're not going to be able to find Mom and Dad on the Snark Nestship, much less escape with them alive!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #18
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
One word: JIGSAW. In this prelude to the next major story-arc in PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL, we get to spend a little time with the man, the myth, and the monster that's earned the right to call himself the Punisher's arch-nemesis. What is it about Frank Castle that makes this otherwise sane, if a little sinister, gangster go absolutely and completely insane whenever he's around? What buttons can Frank possibly push that pushes Jigsaw over the edge of sanity? Find out straight from the horse's mouth, kiddies: JIGSAW starts here, ends in blood, and features a whole lot of violence in-between. By Matt Fraction (IMMORTAL IRON FIST, casanova) and Howard Chaykin (WOLVERINE).
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$ 2.99

SECRET INVASION #1 (of 8)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Variant cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
SECRET INVASION IS HERE!! Years in the making, months in the teasing...and it all STARTS HERE!!
The shape-shifting alien race known as the Skrulls has secretly infiltrated every super-powered organization on Earth with one goal...full-scale invasion! In this DOUBLE-SIZED first issue, page after page unveils reveal after reveal and shocking moment after shocking moment! Brian Bendis and Leinil Francis Yu leap off the pages of mega-hit New Avengers and deliver a story that will change the Marvel Universe forever.
THE MARVEL UNIVERSE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Blank Cover CONVENTION Variant also available!

SHE-HULK #28
Written by Peter David
Penciled by REILLY BROWN
Cover by Mike Deodato
“Here Today”
Tracking down the mysterious bomber who attacked her in New York City, She-Hulk finds herself in prison – and the story of why she left her legal career behind finally begins to come to light.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THE LAST DEFENDERS #2 (of 6)
Written by JOE CASEY
Pencils by JIM MUNIZ
Cover by MIKE DEODATO
The Defenders are back -- Nighthawk! Colossus! She-Hulk! The Blazing Skull! -- and they've got their very own state to protect and serve (just don't call 'em "new", True Believers)! The Sons of the Serpent have moved in and only one fully-sanctioned team of super heroes can stop them! But will their first official mission end up as their FINAL mission? Believe it or not ... yes!
Not to mention guest-stars galore in the must-have superhero mini-series of 2008!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THE ORDER #10
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by BARRY KITSON
Shell-shocked, shattered, and--worst of all—depowered, the men and women that were once the Order stand face to face with the big-bad that's toyed with them for 9 whole issues in various forms and guises and shapes and sizes. They might be broken--but can The Order be beaten? The end of a strange and vicious trip arrives, and God only knows if the Order will survive. As this is our last issue, y'know, you might think you know the answer. But you might be wrong! You don't know. You DON'T! Hooray! Goodbye! By Matt Fraction (PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL, Casanova), Kaare Evans (Immortal Iron Fist) and Barry Kitson (Empire, Legion of Superheroes).
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THE TWELVE #4 (of 12)
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Penciled by CHRIS WESTON
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
As the savage murders continue, and members of the Twelve come under a cloud of suspicion, tensions flare, and hero faces off against hero! Plus, the unbelievable origin of underground secret agent Rockman!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THOR: AGES OF THUNDER
Written by MATT FRACTION
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
As the Mighty Thor reclaims his rightful spot in the Marvel Pantheon, we join Matt Fraction and Patrick Zircher for a special examining the triumphs and tragedies that have befallen the God of Thunder across the eons. As the things he holds dearest are threatened by unimaginable forces of evil, Thor must rise up, again and again, to hold the line against terror and chaos as only the God of Thunder can!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

WWH AFTERSMASH: WARBOUND #5 (of 5)
Written by GREG PAK
Pencils by LEONARD KIRK & rafa sandoval
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
Children of Gammaworld, remember their names! Korg the Kronan. Hiroim the Oldstrong. Elloe Kaifi. No-Name of the Brood. They survived the gladiator pits and battlefields of "Planet Hulk." They withstood the titanic clashes and soul-searing revelations of "World War Hulk." But today, under the deadly dome of Gammaworld, a hero falls -- and the Warbound will never be the same!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

YOUNG AVENGERS PRESENTS #4 (of 6)
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Penciled by MARK BROOKS
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
The Vision is going through changes. He's a passionate man. And an impulsive one, if his decision to go and visit Stature at her Initiative training camp is anything to go by. He's got some important things to tell her. But will getting intangibly stuck halfway through her body while A.I.M. are attacking put a damper on his ardour?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CABLE #2
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Pencils & Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH
A new ongoing series spinning out of the decade's biggest X-Men event! The future of mutantkind continues here! There's only one thing worse than a heavily-armed man with murder on the brain. And that's several heavily-armed men, none of whom give a damn about Cable's mission to save mutantkind from total extinction. Meanwhile, Cable's newest enemy—Lucas Bishop—crawls back from bloody oblivion and tracks down his quarry the hard way: one brutal time jump after another. When Bishop finally catches up wit Cable, he's not going to be in the mood for small talk. It'll be kill first, ask questions later.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

LOGAN #2 (of 3)
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Pencils & Cover by EDUARDO RISSO
The groundbreaking new mini–series from Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets) and Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man) continues! Returning to the place that made him the man he is today, Wolverine faces off against an all-new enemy in an epic clash with a last page that has to be seen to be believed.
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory …$3.99

NEW EXILES #4 & 5
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Penciled by TOM GRUMMETT & ROBERTO CASTRO
Covers by MICHAEL GOLDEN & ALAN DAVIS
Double the alternate reality action this month as two issues of New Exiles bring us two tales from two different universes! First, in issue 4, Sabretooth, Psylocke, Rogue, and new ally Gambit are caught in the middle of a war between the Atlanteans, Queen Ororo, and the Black Panther. Plus, whatever happened to Mystiq? Find out in the conclusion to the series’ first arc! Then, in issue 5, a new tale begins as we see the trouble Morph, Sage, and Cat run across in a world of royalty and dragons!
Reality-hopping action as only the New Exiles can deliver!
32 PGS. (each)/Rated A …$2.99 (each)

UNCANNY X-MEN #497
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL CHOI
"DIVIDED WE STAND"
In the wake of Messiah CompleX, there are no X-Men…Something strange is going on in San Francisco and Archangel gets pulled into the middle of it. Can Cyclops and Emma Frost save him and get out alive? And Wolverine, Colossus and Nightcrawler's road trip takes a turn for the dangerous.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WOLVERINE #64
Written by JASON AARON
Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY
"GET MYSTIQUE" Part 3
Spinning out of the decade's biggest X-Men event, Wolverine embarks on a personal mission to hunt down MYSTIQUE. But what do you do when the person you're chasing, the person you're dying to kill, chooses to hide behind an army of American soldiers? That's the question Logan is asking himself, and the answer will be explosive. Plus, Wolvie pulls a bank heist in 1920s Kansas City, but all does not go according to plan.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE: FIRST CLASS #2
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by ANDREA DI VITO
Cover by LEONARD KIRK
The good news: Kitty's managed to figure out Wolverine's birthday and has arranged a surprise candlelight dinner with the love of his life, Mariko Yashida, as his present. The bad news: The reason Wolverine never tells anybody about his birthday is that every year on that date Sabretooth shows up to dice him into cutlets. And Kitty has put Mariko within Sabretooth's grasp!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #24
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by STEVE DILLON
Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
“THE DEEP END”
Wolverine and Deadpool have fought to a standstill and are now—literally—dead on their feet. Whose healing factor will reign supreme? And what horrible fate awaits the loser? The most over-the-top grudge match in recent memory continues! Part 4 (of 5)
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-MEN DIVIDED WE STAND BOOK 1 (of 2)
Written by MIKE CAREY, MATT FRACTION, CRAIG KYLE,
CHRISTOPHER YOST and SKOTTIE YOUNG
Pencils by BRANDON PETERSON, JAMIE MCKELVIE, SANA TAKEDA and SKOTTIE YOUNG
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
In the wake of Messiah CompleX, there are no X-Men. But where does that leave the mutants that WERE X-Men? Some of the industry's hottest creators bring you stories of your favorite mutants. Mike Carey (X-MEN, ULTIMATE FF) and Brandon Peterson (ULTIMATE EXTINCTION) bring you a tale of Cannonball and Husk. Matt Fraction (PUNISHER: WAR JOURNAL, IRON FIST) and Jamie McKelvie (Suburban Glamour, Phonogram) tell a story about Nightcrawler. Craig Kyle & Christ Yost (X-FORCE) and Sana Takeda (Drain) take you to Wakanda for a tale of Storm, Black Panther and Neznho. And Skottie Young (NEW X-MEN) writes and draws a story about your favorite New X-Man Anole.
48 PGS./Rated T+…$3.99

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS #11
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by NICK DRAGOTTA
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Whew, that all-Cyclops issue was a little heavy, huh? Let's pick things up with a story that makes the X-Men-go-into-the-Professor's-Head issue look tame. Because our five exceptional students are about to meet the enigmatic MYSTERIO.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN: LEGACY #210
Written by MIKE CAREY
Penciled by SCOT EATON
Cover by DAVID FINCH
In the wake of Messiah CompleX, there are no X-Men and mutantkind still lies in ruin. With Magneto depowered and Xavier gravely injured, it seems their reign as the preeminent mutants has ended. But neither of these old soldiers is willing to go gentle into that good night, as Exodus learns when he squares off against Xavier on the psychic plane, with the fate of Professor X's mind at stake.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-FACTOR #30
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by GLENN FABRY
THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN, PART 3 OF 5
As Rictor faces down death underneath a rapidly lowering, swinging blade, the rest of the team finds themselves in a Mutant Town transformed into the vicious Murderworld of the diabolical ARCADE! But who has hired the red-haired assassin to take out our heroes? This issue ends with an explosive finale that will literally change the landscape of New York City.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-FORCE #3
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
Pencils & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
ANGELS AND DEMONS
As X-Force searches for their missing teammate, Wolfsbane strikes—and she's not taking any prisoners! But the Purifiers have more than an ace up their sleeve— they've got the deck stacked. And when Wolverine, X-23, and Warpath learn the truth behind Risman's nefarious plan…no one is safe. And no one is guaranteed to get out alive. Part 3 (of 6)
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

YOUNG X-MEN #1
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Pencils by YANICK PAQUETTE
Cover by TERRY DODSON
Variant Cover by MARC SILVESTRI
In the wake of Messiah CompleX, there are no X-Men and young mutants Rockslide, Blindfold and Dust are alone and directionless. Until the day Cyclops recruits them to hunt the new incarnation of the Brotherhood – and kill them. Joined by a pair of new recruits, the young X-Men learn a hard truth about the world post-Messiah CompleX: sometimes old allies make for deadly enemies.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

DEAD OF NIGHT FEATURING MAN-THING #3 (of 4)
Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA
Penciled by JAVIER SALTARES
Cover by KAARE ANDREWS
"No Such Thing"
As tales of the Citrusville bog-monster continue to spread, two college-aged documentary filmmakers arrive in the swamps, accompanied by their nubile girlfriends, determined to sort fact from fiction. But, unfortunately for them, the two filmmakers are unaware that the Man-Thing isn't the ONLY monster in the swamps -- that there is, in fact, a tribe of cannibalistic half-breeds who would love nothing more than to hunt and eat a van-load of fresh meat. The MAX re-telling of Man-Thing's origin continues this issue, narrated by Digger, and featuring the return of...Ellen Brandt?
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Explicit Content …$3.99

KICK-ASS #3
Written by MARK MILLAR
Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
You were wowed by the first two issues of this comic. But wait until you read issue three. Mark Millar (Civil War) and John Romita Jr (World War Hulk) only up the odds here and the pace is breathtaking. I read it weeks ago and I'm still having nightmares. Never have I seen such sickening violence sold to readers in the name of entertainment. If it wasn’t selling so well we’d have to stop publishing this monster. Follow Dave’s journey from zero to hero as he becomes a youtube celebrity. He sure kicked the ass of those drop-outs, didn’t he? Join us this issue where he inspires others to dress up and hurt people.
32 PGS./Mature …$2.99

PUNISHER #56
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by GORAN PARLOV
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
“VALLEY FORGE, VALLEY FORGE,” PART 2
Garth Ennis concludes his seminal run on PUNSHER -- in style.
Eight men who know exactly who Frank Castle is…and how to fight him. Eight men who know that, no matter what they throw at him, he won’t fire back. The Punisher has faced many threats in his day, but never one like this. A Special Forces Squad has been tasked to bring him down, by all means necessary, and his only hope for survival might be crossing a line he swore he’d never cross.
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$2.99

WAR IS HELL: THE FIRST FLIGHT OF THE PHANTOM EAGLE MAX #2 (of 5)
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
The battle for the skies continues as young pilot Karl Kauffman takes the fight to the Hun. But as the missions continue and the body count rises, Kauffman learns quickly that combat isn’t as glamorous as he’d hoped. Meanwhile, his fellow soldiers begin to question the strange circumstances of his arrival. Kauffman must prove his worth before his past is uncovered. But doing so might cost the lives of his closest friends.
32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Explicit Content …$3.99

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