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Marvel Comics Solicitations for October, 2006

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Marvel Comics Solicitations for October, 2006

Marvel Comics has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for product shipping October, 2006. Discuss these solicitations here on CBR’s Marvel Comics forum and share with fellow fans what you plan on picking up.

Marvel Solicitations – Last Six Months

ULTIMATE MARVEL – THE GOLD STANDARD

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #35

Written by MIKE CAREY

Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY

“GOD WAR”

Stranded on the alien world called Acheron, the F.F. face certain death at the hands of the literally explosive being called Gallowglass! But even he pales besides the true enemy on this bleak planet, the greatest threat the multiverse has ever known: Thanos the Destroyer! Part 3 (of 6)

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATE POWER #1 (of 9)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils and Cover by GREG LAND

The Fantastic Four’s leader, Reed Richards, has accidentally punched a hole into an adjacent universe in a desperate bid to gain the knowledge he needs to cure his friend Ben Grimm-The Thing. But something has come through the aperture from a realm known as the Supremeverse: The Squadron Supreme! They are angry and here to arrest young Reed for high crimes against their world. You must not miss the crossover of the decade!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #101

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils and Cover by MARK BAGLEY

“THE CLONE SAGA”

The Clone Saga continues! Carnage is back! The Ultimate Fantastic Four guest star. The most important chapter in Peter Parker’s life is beginning, and nothing you’ve seen before can you prepare you for what will occur. Part 5

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

ULTIMATE X-MEN #75

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN & SEAN MCKEEVER

Pencils by BEN OLIVER

Cover by MICHAEL TURNER

“CABLE” Part 1 (of 4)

If one man is capable of disrupting the carefully controlled world of Charles Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters, it’s this one: Ultimate Cable! He comes from a tragic future to wreak havoc on mutantkind today. And his sinister secrets will shock the X-Men to their very core. It’s a huge event in Ultimate X-Men history. Get in on the ground floor. You’ve been warned. Plus: delve into the secret life of the X-Men’s rivals, Emma Frost’s Academy of Tomorrow, in a special bonus story!

48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #537

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY

CIVIL WAR Tie-In!

“THE WAR AT HOME”

Spider-Man’s about to embark on what very well might be the most important offensive of the Civil War that’s rocking the Marvel Universe. Part 6 (of 8).

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #13

Written by PETER DAVID

Penciled by TODD NAUCK

Cover by MICHAEL WIERINGO

“I Hate a Mystery” (Part 3 of 3)

Mysterio, Mysterio, Mysterio! Who is the real Mysterio? It’s a question that has been perplexing Spider-Man (and his fans) for quite some time, and now the web-slinger is head-to-bowl against three Mysterios! Is it all another elaborate illusion or is reality stranger than any spectacle even the true Mysterio could conjure? The answer will shock you!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #31

Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Penciled by Angel Medina

Cover by clayton crain

SPIDER-MAN UNMASKED Tie-In!

“THE DEADLY FOES OF PETER PARKER ” Part 3 (of 3)

While his cabal of villains attacked Spidey from all sides, weakening our favorite wall-crawler, the Chameleon sat back and waited. Now, it’s time for him to make his move against the weakest member of Peter’s circle: his Aunt May!! And what last trick does Mark Raxton (aka the Molten Man) have up his flaming sleeve? Things get extremely deadly in this saga’s final chapter!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #0

Written by TOM DEFALCO

Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ

With the aid of the most dedicated and enthusiastic fanbase in the history of Marveldom Assembled, Spider-Girl–the little comic that could–defied all the odds and reached a momentous 100 issues! This complete 32-page special recounts the full story of Spider-Man’s daughter for new readers…and also allows her longtime fans to relive her greatest moments.

32 PGS./All Ages …$1.99

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #1

Written by TOM DEFALCO

Pencils and Cover by RON FRENZ

Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

“Whatever happened to the daughter of Spider-Man?”

A complete single issue story!

Ever wonder why Spider-Girl fans are the, most vocal, most active comic fans of all? Here’s your chance to finally find out! Join us for the start of our second 100 issues as May “Mayday” Parker learns that she can’t escape her great responsibilities! Featuring the original Hobgoblin, the Black Tarantula–and more!

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #11

Written by SEAN MCKEEVER

Pencils & Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA

You’ve watched Mary Jane’s life progress through her eyes, now take a look at her through the eyes of her supporting cast. What do they think of her, especially now that she’s…changed? And what does this change mean for her relationship with Peter Parker?

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

ANNIHILATION

ANNIHILATION #3 (of 6)

Written by KEITH GIFFEN

Penciled by ANDREA DI VITO

Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO

Nova’s United Front is divided. Nova sets off on a desperate mission. Ronan heads to Hala to free the Kree race. And everyone else is just trying to survive! And what’s Drax’s secret agenda, anyway?

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MARVEL HEROES

CIVIL WAR #6 (of 7)

Written by MARK MILLAR

Pencils and Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

Variant & Sketch Variant Covers by MICHAEL TURNER

Captain America’s depleted forces have determined the secret of File 42, setting them on a last-ditch collision course with Iron Man and the Pro-Registration heroes! It’s the beginning f the battle of the century-a conflict in which virtually every superhuman on Earth will be forced to choose a side to fight on!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE #9 & #10 (of 10)

Written by PAUL JENKINS

Penciled by RAMON BACHS, STEVE LIEBER & OTHERS

Cardstock Cover by JOHN WATSON

The betrayer among the Marvel heroes stands revealed, as war with Atlantis seems inevitable! And Speedball comes face-to-face with his accuser!

32 PGS. (each)/Rated T+ …$2.99 (each)

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b>CIVIL WAR: X-MEN #4 (of 4)

Written by DAVID HINE

Penciled by YANICK PAQUETTE

Cover by JUAN DOE

The final showdown that has threatened to break the foundation of the X-Men is here. It’s Bishop vs. X-Men. Meanwhile, the leader of O*N*E plots the demise of all mutants everywhere. Can mutantkind survive their own Civil War?!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CIVIL WAR: YOUNG AVENGERS & RUNAWAYS #4 (of 4)

Written by ZEB WELLS

Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI

Cover by JIM CHEUNG

Trapped within the most secure superhuman penal colony ever devised, hunted by the most dangerous teenaged killing machine ever incarcerated, the Young Avengers and the Runaways might even stand a chance of survival-if they could put aside their mutual dislike for just one minute!

32 PGS./NO ADS/Rated T+ …$2.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA #23

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Penciled by MIKE PERKINS

Cover by STEVE EPTING

CIVIL WAR Tie-In!

The Civil War continues to rage through Cap’s life, tearing apart every life it touches! In Part 2 of the 3-part ‘DRUMS OF WAR’ arc, we find out how the Red Skull is taking advantage of the split in the hero community to lay plans for his greatest revenge, and the Winter Soldier comes face to face with Cap once again, but which side will he choose? By Top Ten Writer Ed Brubaker and Mike Perkins.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DAREDEVIL #90

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Penciled by MICHAEL LARK

Cover by LEE BERMEJO

THE DEVIL TAKES A RIDE races into the second of five parts, as Daredevil finds himself in Paris, on the hunt for some very dangerous men… But they just might be hunting him, as well! Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark continue their scintillating team-up!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

DR. STRANGE: THE OATH #1 (of 5)

Written by Brian Vaughan

Pencils & Cover by Marcos Martin

Doctor Stephen Strange embarks on the most important paranormal investigation of his career, as he sets out to solve an attempted murder… his own! And with his most trusted friend also at death’s door, Strange turns to an unexpected corner of the Marvel Universe to recruit a new ally. Eisner Award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan (Runaways, Y: The Last Man) and red-hot artist Marcos Martin (Captain America, Batgirl: Year One) join forces for an adventure that will take the Sorcerer Supreme from the underworld of New York City to the deadliest dimensions on the outskirts of reality. This limited series will firmly establish Doctor Strange in the current Marvel Universe as well as setting him up to join a surprising new team!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AGENTS OF ATLAS #3 (of 6)

Written by JEFF PARKER

Penciled by LEONARD KIRK

Cover by TOMM COKER

Jimmy Woo’s agents have all returned… and so has their greatest enemy, The Yellow Claw. Before they can face him, though, the team sets out to bring back one more hero of the Golden Age! Along the way we find out how Marvel Boy… got so weird.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THE IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN #1

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN

Pencils and Cover by PHIL HESTER

Introducing the world’s WORST superhero! When a low-level S.H.I.E.L.D. agent gets a hold of Hank Pym’s new Ant-Man suit you know the Marvel Universe is in trouble. He’s not concerned with saving the world or helping others. He’s concerned with getting through the day and getting a leg up on life. He’s not going to use his powers responsibly, he’s going to use them for the betterment of himself. He’s ANT-MAN a NEW “hero” for the modern world. If you thought Robert Kirkman pushed the boundaries of what could be in a Marvel Comic with MARVEL ZOMBIES just WAIT until you see what he does in THE IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ALL-NEW OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z #10

Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, MICHAEL HOSKIN, SEAN MCQUAID, STUART VANDAL, MARK O’ENGLISH, ANTHONY FLAMINI, CHAD ANDERSON, ERIC J. MOREELS, MIKE FICHERA, RONALD BYRD, AL SJOERDSMA, RICH GREEN & MADISON CARTER

Cover by KEU CHA

Featuring Shi’ar Death Squad, S.H.I.E.L.D., Silhouette, Silver Dagger, Sin, Siryn, Six-Pack, Sons of the Serpent, Spaceknights, Spot, Squadron Sinister, Stacy X, two Star-Lords, Steel Serpent, Steel Spider and more!

64 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

BEYOND #4 (OF 6)

Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE

Pencils & Cover by SCOTT KOLINS

The Hood has “persuaded” Spider-Man to reveal his true identity. Dr. Pym and the Wasp have a long overdue talk about their relationship and Deathlok leads the team to the strange city called “Sanctuary.” Is this the way home, or is it the survivors’ last battlefield?

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

BLACK PANTHER #21

Written by REGINALD HUDLIN

Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA

Cover by GARY FRANK

“World Tour” Part 3

King T’Challa and Queen Ororo continue a diplomatic tour that will have them spanning the globe — and beyond! They’ve been to Latveria and the Moon. Next stop: Atlantis, for a meeting with Namor, the Sub-Mariner. Will T’Challa’s Illuminati comrade receive the Royal Couple with open arms? Oh man, is that a stupid question or what?

Imperius Rex! Let the fisticuffs commence!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CLAWS #3 (OF 3)

Written by JUSTIN GRAY & JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Pencils and Cover by JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER

Wolverine and the Black Cat have navigated an obstacle course of bullets, arrows, grenades, bombs, knives, rockets and giant killer robots. Now comes the hard part: Dealing with the deadly games’ ringmaster.

Three hints: Flaming red hair, white suit, black heart.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

BLADE #2

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM

Penciled by HOWARD CHAYKIN

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

The second issue in Blade’s new ongoing series by Howard Chaykin (Bite Club, American Flagg) and Marc Guggenheim (CSI: Miami, Wolverine)! Blade goes up against the monarch of a Balkan nation… but it’s not Dracula (been there, done that). This time, Blade has set his sights on none other than Dr. Doom! Plus, a look into Blade’s mysterious past!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

ETERNALS #5 (of 6)

Written by NEIL GAIMAN

Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.

Cardstock Cover by RICK BERRY

Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

All the mysteries are answered, as Neil Gaiman (1602, Anansi Boys, Sandman) and John Romita Jr. (AMAZING SPIDER-MEN, WOLVERINE) bring you the penultimate chapter of ETERNALS. The remaining Eternals have to fight for their existence and the nature of the cosmos is explained.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

FANTASTIC FOUR #542

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Penciled by MIKE MCKONE

Cover by ADI GRANOV

CIVIL WAR Tie-In!

The Fantastic Four as we know them are finished, torn apart by the strife of CIVIL WAR! What will happen to the fragmented first family of Marveldom now-and will some other foursome rise to take their place?

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

GHOST RIDER #4

Written by DANIEL WAY

Penciled by JAVIER SALTARES

Finishes BY MARK TEXEIRA

Cover by MARK TEXEIRA

“Vicious Cycle”, Part 4

Ghost Rider’s trail of vengeance leads him to a crushing realization: It may be impossible for him to thwart Lucifer’s plan to consolidate power on earth…because Ghost Rider is part of the plan! Will Ghost Rider follow Dr. Strange’s advice and turn away from vengeance? More importantly, can he?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

HEROES FOR HIRE #3

Written by JUSTIN GRAY & JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Pencils and Cover by WILLIAM TUCCI

CIVIL WAR Tie-In!

FOUND! The HFH have tracked down CAPTAIN AMERICA and LUKE CAGE in a S.H.I.E.L.D. safe house, only to be betrayed by one of their own! MISTY KNIGHT, BLACK CAT and the rest of the gang are forced to rethink their position in the CIVIL WAR. Meanwhile, in response to the Registration Act, super-villains have found a way to gain an edge…reinventing themselves on the genetic level with transplanted Skrull organs!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

INCREDIBLE HULK #99

Written by GREG PAK

Penciled by AARON LOPRESTI

Cover by LADRÖNN

PLANET HULK, ANARCHY, PART 4

When an insanely powerful, legendary enemy threatens the entire planet, will the Hulk and his army of rebels fight alone – or join forces with the Empire? Plus, stunning revelations and shocking developments regarding Caiera the Oldstrong, the Emperor’s gray-skinned Shadow Guard. And Miek and his hivelings come face-to-face with the destiny of their species. The legend grows and the smashing continues as the “Planet Hulk: Anarchy” storyline reaches its mind-blowing conclusion.

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

IRON MAN #13

Written by DANIEL & CHARLES KNAUF

Penciled by PATRICK ZIRCHER

Cover by ADI GRANOV

CIVIL WAR Tie-In!

He’s perhaps the most misunderstood figure in the whole of CIVIL WAR! But now, get inside the mind of Tony Stark, and learn why he feels that superhuman registration is necessary, and why he’s taken it upon himself to lead the charge for its implementation! Big changes are in store for IRON MAN in the post-CIVIL WAR landscape, and the build-up begins here!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

MARVEL 1602: FANTASTICK FOUR #2 (of 5)

Written by PETER DAVID

Penciled by PASCAL ALIXE

Cardstock Cover by GABRIELLE DELL’OTTO

Count Otto Von Doom has a nefarious plan that only the Four from the Fantastick can thwart! But before they can thwart anything, they have to stop fighting each other. Peter David (X-FACTOR, FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN) and the artist-to-watch, Pascal Alixe bring you super hero action, Elizabethan style!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.50

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: HEROES REBORN/ONSLAUGHT REBORN

Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS

Ten years ago, the Marvel Universe was transformed in the aftermath of the Onslaught Saga. Both the Fantastic Four and Avengers were shunted out of the MU we all know and love, and into the world of Heroes Reborn! The following year saw the FF, AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA and IRON MAN titles all telling stories that took place in this new universe, with comics luminaries like Jeph Loeb, Rob Liefeld, and Jim Lee on board to make it happen. Fast forward ten years, and Marvel is looking back on this big event in its history with ONSLAUGHT REBORN, a new story set in the Heroes Reborn universe, with none other than Jeph Loeb and Rob Liefeld reunited on creative duties! This month, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT talks to Loeb, Liefeld and other principal creators about the past, present and future of Heroes Reborn, as well as other Marvel projects they have on their plates!

32 PGS./No Ads/Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL MILESTONES: LEGION OF MONSTERS, SPIDER-MAN &BROTHER VOODOO

Written by BILL MANTLO, LEN WEIN & MARV WOLFMAN

Penciled by FRANK ROBBINS, JIM MOONEY & JOHN BUSCEMA

Cover by ED HANNIGAN

Get ready for the most spine-tingling team-up of all! Ghost Rider, Man-Thing, Morbius and Werewolf by Night join supernatural forces to form the Legion of Monsters, from MARVEL PREMIERE #28 (February 1976). Plus: Spider-Man stands with Brother Voodoo in MARVEL TEAM-UP #24 (August 1974), and Dracula rises to become Lord of the Vampires in DRACULA LIVES #3 (October 1973).

48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MARVEL TEAM-UP #25

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN

Penciled by ANDY KUHN

Cover by PHIL HESTER

FINAL ISSUE! It’s all be leading to this, kids! Every loose end, tied up. Every subplot completed. Every dangling plot thread, ended. Titannus makes his final stand and more Marvel Heroes than you can shake a stick at are the only thing that stand between him and the destruction of the Marvel Universe we know and love. This one is for all the marbles, folks–it’s not to be missed. The end of an era!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

NEXTWAVE: AGENTS OF H.A.T.E. #9

Written by WARREN ELLIS

Pencils and Cover by STUART IMMONEN

This solicitation text will be in the form of haiku: Nextwave fights Beyond Who has hired Not Brand Echh, ACTION, SURPRISES! I hope you have a box of tissues handy, because I know you must be crying.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

MS. MARVEL #8

Written by BRIAN REED

Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE

Cover by DAVID MACK

CIVIL WAR Tie-in!

The CIVIL WAR continues! Ms. Marvel must deal with a friend turned outlaw, while also training the next generation of super heroes. Writer Brian Reed and Penciler Roberto De La Torre bring you another action-packed issue, including special guest stars Simon “Wonder Man” Williams, Julia “Arachne” Carpenter and Anya “Arana” Corazon. Cover by award-winner David Mack (KABUKI).

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

NEW AVENGERS #25

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils and Cover by JIM CHEUNG

CIVIL WAR Tie-In!

Tony Stark is gearing up for the final battle of the Civil War and he thinks he has it all under control. But Tony has made a fatal mistake and he will pay the price. The future of the Avengers begins here!! Regular writer Brian Bendis welcomes very special guest artist Jimmy Cheung!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #2

Written by MATT FRACTION

Pencils and Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI

CIVIL WAR Tie-In!

Hey there, Marvel Universe. He’s back. Taking no prisoners. Literally. With Civil War in full throttle mode, Frank Castle decides to take a side. Question is, Does it want him? Makes no difference for the Punisher. He’s a soldier and this is war. Get in line or get out of his way. Hope on board this star-studded Civil War tie-in brought to you by rising star Matt Fraction (The Last of the Independents), with eye-popping art by superstar artist Ariel Olivetti (Space Ghost).

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

RUNAWAYS #21

Written by BRIAN VAUGHAN

Penciled by MIKE NORTON

Cover by JO CHEN

It’s the shocking conclusion of “Dead Means Dead!”

As the Runaways face the biggest threat of their young lives, an old friend reappears.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SHE-HULK #13

Written by DAN SLOTT

Penciled by RICK BURCHETT

Cover by GREG HORN

Remember the Titans?

Inside the mind of THANOS, SHE-HULK and MOONDRAGON learn a secret so dark, so disturbing, that it will forever change the way you see the Titans! This is it, gamma-fans. One way or another, the case against STARFOX ends here! Will he face ruin or redemption? All this-and a two-fisted throwdown between everyone’s favorite Emerald Amazon(Yay!) and the Mad Titan (Boo!)!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

SQUADRON SUPREME #8

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Pencils and Cover by MIKE DEODATO

Superstar artist Mike Deodato (Amazing Spider-Man, New Avengers) joins J. Michael Straczynski as a new era dawns on the Squadron Supreme!Don’t miss this great jumping on point as alliances are formed and the Squadron continues to draw political lines in the sand!

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

STAN LEE MEETS DR. DOOM

Written by STAN LEE & JEPH LOEB

Pencils by SALVADOR LARROCA & ED MCGUINNESS

Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

The latest in a series of stand-alone specials celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Stan Lee’s employment at Marvel! First, Stan is abducted to Latveria by the sinister Doctor Doom, as depicted by Salvador Larroca! Then, Doom reflects on his long history of villainy in a tale by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness ! And finally, a reprint of the classic Stan-scripted FANTASTIC FOUR #87, in which only Doom’s own monstrous ego can save the FF from his terrible wrath!

48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

STAN LEE MEETS THE THING

Written by STAN LEE & ROY THOMAS

Penciled by LEE WEEKS & SCOTT KOLLINS

Cover by LEE WEEKS

The latest in a series of stand-alone specials celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Stan Lee’s employment at Marvel! First, Stan makes the mistake of bicycling past Yancy Street, as drawn by Lee Weeks! Then, Roy Thomas and Scott Kolins depict an untold incident set during Stan’s years in the service, guest starring some of the wildest characters of comics’ golden age! And finally, a reprint of the classic Stan-scripted FANTASTIC FOUR #79, in which the Thing must make a fateful choice to save Alicia Masters!

48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

THUNDERBOLTS #107

Written by FABIAN NICIEZA

Pencils & Cover by TOM GRUMMETT

A super hero community torn by civil war! A super-villain army united under the control of one very dangerous man! A game of cosmic proportions whose very escalation will both save and damn the planet Earth! And finally, a betrayal that will tear the Thunderbolts… and quite possibly, the entire universe…apart!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

UNION JACK #2 (of 4)

Written by Christos Gage

Pencils & Cover by Mike Perkins

Having failed to prevent the attacks on London, Union Jack must push himself to the limit to stop an army of super-villains from devastating his home city! It’s cover-to-cover action as Union Jack and his allies try to save London’s landmarks — and its citizens — from destruction!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN

ASTONISHING X-MEN #18

Written by JOSS WHEDON

Pencils and Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

“TORN”

It’s the jaw-dropping conclusion to “Torn!” How will Emma’s betrayal affect the team?! Will the Hellfire Club stand victorious?! This issue also sets up the events leading into John and Joss’ final arc of Astonishing X-Men! Don’t miss it!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

CABLE & DEADPOOL #33

Written by FABIAN NICIEZA

Penciled by REILLY BROWN

Cover by ROB LIEFELD

“The Domino Principle”

The CIVIL WAR has torn them apart and now, the President of Rumekistan has to make an executive order — execute DEADPOOL! Is CABLE a proponent of capitol punishment? If so, what will Deadpool’s last meal be?

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

EXILES #87

Written by TONY BEDARD

Pencils and Cover by PAUL PELLETIER

“SUPERGUARDIANS” Part 1 (of 2)!

The Exiles find themselves in a world…without a world! The earth in this universe has been completely destroyed! And the creature responsible…the Silver Surfer!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

GIANT-SIZE WOLVERINE #1

Written by DAVID LAPHAM

Art and cover by DAVID AJA

Wolverine has been injured before, but never like this. Blasted with 5,000 rounds of machine gun shells and lifted to the edge of earth’s atmosphere by a giant robot, Wolverine was 85,000 feet in the air when he finally disabled the killing machine. Now, after a horrendous descent and fiery crash into a rural Nebraska cornfield, he lies at the edge of death, lapsing in and out of a coma as his body desperately tries to heal. And that’s when things really get bad. The men who sent the robot to destroy Wolverine have come to finish the job. The townsfolk who witnessed the crash have gathered up a mob to hunt down and destroy the alien that’s landed. And Wolverine’s fate just might rest in the hands of the strange little girl who first found him in that dark cornfield. A strange little girl with an affinity for taking care of odd creatures, and whose family holds a deep, dark secret hidden from the light of day… House of Blood and Sorrow is an all new 34-page chilling story just in time for Halloween! Written by David Lapham (Stray Bullets) and illustrated by David Aja (Daredevil, X-Men Unlimited) This Giant Size edition also includes a special Classic tie-in to Wolverine Origins with reprints of X-Men 6 and 7 by Jim Lee, featuring Omega Red and Sabretooth!

96 PGS./ Rated T+ …$4.99

NEW X-MEN #31

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE

Pencils and Cover by PACO MEDINA

It’s the end of Chris Yost and Craig Kyle’s first year on New X-Men! Saying it’s been a tough year is an understatement! But it’s not over yet. The students at Xavier’s still have Nimrod to deal with. And before this issue is over, another New X-Men will fall!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

NEW EXCALIBUR #12

Written by FRANK TIERI

Pencils and Cover by MICHAEL RYAN

“THE LAST DAYS OF CAMELOT”

It’s Camelot’s last stand! New Excalibur faces a mysterious race of dragons that threatens to end history as we know it!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

UNCANNY X-MEN #479

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Pencils and Cover by BILLY TAN

“THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SHI’AR EMPIRE”

The X-Men find themselves deep within Shi’Ar space and even deeper trouble. The Shi’Ar have sent their secret weapon after an unaware Marvel Girl. Meanwhile, Professor X has his hands full with a band of rogue soldiers that have their sights on him. And they are out for blood!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

WOLVERINE #47

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM

Penciled by HUMBERTO RAMOS

Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

CIVIL WAR Tie-In!

“Vendetta,” Part 6

This is it! The senses-shattering conclusion to the Civil War tie-in Vendetta! It had to come down to this: At 30 thousand feet, aboard the SHIELD Helicarrier, it’s Logan vs. SHIELD’s elite Super Human Restraint Unit…and one of the Marvel Universe’s most powerful super heroes: The Sentry! Logan started this story as the hunter, but he’s finishing it as the prey!

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #7

Written by DANIEL WAY

Penciled by STEVE DILLON

Cover by JOE QUESADA

“Savior”, Part 2 of 5

During the Cold War, Logan-along with Team X-performed several secret missions inside Russia, one of which was the sabotage of Russia’s fledgling “Super Soldier” program and the destruction of the program’s result–in particular, the psychotic cyborg known as Omega Red. Logan’s memory of this mission has only recently returned to him…but Omega Red has thought of nothing else ever since. It’s time for some payback.

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

X-FACTOR #12

Written by PETER DAVID

Penciled by RENATO ARLEM

Cover by RYAN SOOK

It all climaxes here: The final showdown with Mr. Tryp and Singularity, X-Factor’s desperate race to save all the former mutants from annihilation, and the truth behind the shocking traitor in their midst.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN #192

Written by MIKE CAREY

Pencils and Cover by CHRIS BACHALO

“SUPERNOVAS”

Eat your heart out, Red Baron! The X-Men take to the skies to in a dogfight against their newest foes, the Children! It’s non-stop action and suspense in this penultimate issue to Mike Carey’s first arc on X-Men. Plus, discover the secret the Children are still hiding that will turn the X-Men’s world upside down! Part 5 (of 6)!

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

X-MEN: PHOENIX – WARSONG #2 (of 5)

Written by GREG PAK

Penciled by TYLER KIRKHAM

Cover by MARC SILVESTRI

The Phoenix is back! Or is it? Something’s not quite right with the Stepford Cukoos and the X-Men better figure out what it is…and fast! Also, what does Weapon Plus have to do with all this?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN FIRST CLASS #2 (of 8)

Written by JEFF PARKER

Penciled by ROGER CRUZ

Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Professor Xavier’s star students finally get the Spring Break they deserve in Florida! But a visit to an old colleague of the Professor’s turns into a battle for survival in the Everglades for Beast and Angel when they hunt THE LIZARD!

32 PGS./RATED A …$2.99

MAX

HELLSTORM: SON OF SATAN #1 (of 5)

Written by ALEXANDER IRVINE

Penciled by RUSSELL BRAUN

Finishes by KLAUS JANSON

Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAN

“Equinox,” Part 1 of 5

When the Son of Satan is your best option, God help you.

New Orleans. The Big Easy. The membrane between our world and the underworld has always been a little thinner here. Now, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the outpouring of human misery has drawn demons like sharks to a bloodbath. What better time for Damian Hellstorm — a.k.a. The Son of Satan — to pay a visit? It starts with the doctor who delivers a baby that vanishes into the night. A doctor who is devoured by demons wearing New Orleans PD badges. Demons who work for someone–or something–that’s descended on the Big Easy and doesn’t’ give a damn who Hellstorm or his father is. Something that’s harvesting body parts in a furious race toward unspeakable purposes. This is The Son of Satan as you’ve never seen him before, brought to you by acclaimed novelist Alexander Irvine (The Narrows), with searing art by Russell Braun (Animal Man) and Klaus Janson.

32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Explicit Content …$3.99

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PUNISHER #39

Written by GARTH ENNIS

Penciled by GORAN PARLOV

Cover by TIM BRADSTREET

“Man of Stone,” Part 3

The mountains of Afghanistan. It’s here that General Nikolai Alexandrovich Zakharov got his nickname: “Man of Stone.” While bullets bounced off the rocks at his feet and hardened men scrambled for cover, Zakharov stood his ground. And what he did next — what he did next has haunted the dreams of the mujahideen ever since. What he did next showed them the depths of his resolve. That was years ago. Now, General Zakharov has returned to these scorched plains with one thing in mind: Revenge on the man with whom he played chicken on the grandest scale. That man is Frank Castle — a.k.a. the Punisher — and he, too knows a thing about resolve.

32 PGS./Explicit Content …$2.99

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ZOMBIE #2 (of 4)

Written by MIKE RAICHT

Pencils & Cover by KYLE HOTZ

For Simon Garth, it’s come down to two very bad choices:

Engage in a wicked battle of the wills with a shotgun-toting, blood thirsty bank robber who is waiting for any excuse to blow his head clean off his shoulders… Or make a run for it and take his chances against a mob of flesh-eating zombie craving tasty tasty brains… Will it be Door A or Door B, Simon? Pick up Zombie and find out!

32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Explicit Content …$3.99

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MARVEL ADVENTURES

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #20

Written by PETER DAVID

Penciled by MIKE NORTON

Cover by CAMERON STEWART

Guest-starring HAWKEYE! FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER crashes Halloween, and SPIDEY’s in waaaaay over his head! Can the Wall-Crawler and the Ace Archer trick the brute, or will they be treated to their last Hallow’s Eve?

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #6

Written by TONY BEDARD

Penciled by SHANNON GALLANT

Cover by SEAN CHEN

When he’s not the mean, green Hulk, Bruce Banner is a brilliant scientist. But when he tries to rescue a doomed space craft, Banner’s actions seem to turn a quartet of astronauts into the super-bizarre U-Foes! Will these freakish, tortured villains get their revenge against the Hulk? Or can the mighty Avengers prove that it’s not Banner’s fault?

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #17

Written by ZEB WELLS

Pencils and Cover by KANO

Hey, what’s blue-eyed, rocky orange and in love all over? BEN GRIMM, a.k.a. THE THING! Ol’ Benjy’s fallen for a girl, and the only thing that could break the spell is…THE ABSORBING MAN!?!?

32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

MARVEL Flip Magazines

MARVEL ADVENTURES FLIP MAGAZINE #17

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #17

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #13

FRANKLIN RICHARDS: SON OF A GENIUS

72 PGS./All Ages …$4.99

MARVEL HEROES FLIP MAGAZINE #17

NEW AVENGERS #17

YOUNG AVENGERS #4

HOUSE OF M #6 (PART 3)

72 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

MARVEL TALES FLIP MAGAZINE #17

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #46

RUNAWAYS #11

HOUSE OF M #7 (PART 1)

72 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

MARVEL SELECT FLIP MAGAZINE #18

X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS #6

NEW X-MEN: ACADEMY X #13

HOUSE OF M #7 (PART 2)

72 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

ULTIMATE MARVEL FLIP MAGAZINE #18

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #18

ULTIMATE X- MEN #18

ULTIMATE MARVEL TEAM-UP #4 (PART 2)

72 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

ULTIMATE TALES FLIP MAGAZINE #18

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #34-35

ULTIMATE MARVEL TEAM-UP #4 (PART 3)

72 PGS./Rated A …$4.99

ICON COMICS

CRIMINAL #1

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Art & Wraparound Cover by SEAN PHILLIPS

This fall crime noir smacks you right in the face, as award-winning writer Ed Brubaker, whose recent hits on Daredevil, Captain America and the X-Men have made him one of the top writers in the field, joins best-selling Marvel Zombies artist Sean Phillips for CRIMINAL, a new ongoing series from Icon. Navigating through a world of smoky barrooms and double-crosses to present tales of heists, murders and cons, CRIMINAL is determined to be different than any other book on the shelves today.

In our debut issue, we meet Leo, who can plan the perfect heist… but only if he can be convinced the job is safe enough. See, Leo is not a shoot-first think-later guy; Leo is a professional. But to some criminals, even professionals, the right payout is worth almost any risk. So when an old friend and a crooked cop approach with a plan to seize millions of dollars in contraband from an evidence transport van, Leo must make tough choices, knowing there’s nothing you can trust less in this world than a cop on the take.

And as a bonus, each issue of Criminal will be packed with material, featuring a full length continuing story, as well as back-up stories and articles about the crime genre in all its forms from the pulps to the modern day.

32 PGS./No Ads/Mature Content …$2.99

JACK KIRBY’S GALACTIC BOUNTY HUNTERS #3

Written by LISA KIRBY & STEVE ROBERTSON

Penciled by MIKE THIBODEAUX & KARL KESEL

Cover by MIKE THIBODEAUX

Guest-Starring CAPTAIN VICTORY AND HIS GALACTIC RANGERS! In pursuit of Slugg and the abducted Garrett, the Bounty Hunters are waylaid by the Dreadnaught Tiger and its commanding officer, Captain Victory! Can Skylla’s feminine wiles extricate them from this precarious position?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

KABUKI #8

Written by DAVID MACK

Cover & Art by DAVID MACK

The ultimate resolution and fallout to Kabuki’s strike at the Noh. Only one side is left standing as Akemi’s entire plan unfolds, and a new order emerges. From “The Art of War” to “The War of Art” to “Self Fulfilling Prophesy.” It’s a new start for KABUKI and the perfect jumping-on issue for new readers! You’ve heard about all the awards. You’ve heard everyone talking about why KABUKI is so amazing and mind-blowing. Now is the chance to see what all the talk is about!

32 PGS./All Ages… $2.99

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RETAILER INCENTIVE: For every 10 issues ordered, retailers will receive one free copy of the Kent Williams alternate cover.

Retailers can also order the Kent Williams cover at $2.99 each.

Still available: KABUKI #1-7

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POWERS #22

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils and Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING

“SECRET IDENTITY”

POWERS’ MOST EXPLOSIVE YEAR CONTINUES! Walker and Pilgrim are neck deep in the most gruesome powers murder case ever. A hero is dead, a villain is dead, everyone is a suspect, and no one is talking. Plus: The never-before-seen dark mystic world of POWERS reveals itself. From the writer of NEW AVENGERS and ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN! Part 4 (of 6)

32 PGS./Explicit Content …$2.95

POWERS is TM & © 2006 Jinxworld Inc. All Rights Reserved.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA TALES OF SUSPENSE VOL. 1

Written by STAN LEE, LARRY LIEBER & VARIOUS

Penciled by JACK KIRBY, STEVE DITKO, DON HECK, JOE SINNOTT, AL WILLIAMSON, BILL EVERETT, JOHN BUSCEMA, RUSS HEATH & MORE

Cover by JACK KIRBY

What’s Halloween without a little scare? Well, how about a big scare?! A big scare in the form of monsters galore, and another awesome Atlas Era addition to the Marvel Masterworks!

In 1958 Atlas Comics Editor-in-Chief Stan Lee was joined by two titanic talents: Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. Together this trio of storytellers launched Tales of Suspense and its sister title, Tales to Astonish, and along with them the beginnings of a creative revival that would change comics forever. With startling twist-enders featuring Martians, killer robots, and massive monsters like Diablo, Cyclops and Monstro they, hand in hand with a growing group of artists including Don Heck, Joe Sinnott and John Buscema, began to burn up the racks with a style and creativity that comics hadn’t seen in years.

With artwork by an absolute who’s who of comic-book talents, this volume is an absolute must-have for fans with a desire to dig into the foundation would be built into the Marvel Age of Comics! So strap on your tin-foil hat, grab your ray gun, and get ready to dive into one of the most amazing eras of comics history!

Featuring an introduction by noted Atlas Era historian, Dr. Michael J. Vassallo.

Collecting TALES OF SUSPENSE #1-10.

272 PGS./All Ages …$49.99

ISBN: 0-7851-2353-9

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA TALES OF SUSPENSE VOL. 1 – VARIANT EDITION VOL. 69

272 PGS./All Ages …$54.99

ISBN: 0-7851-2354-7

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 8

Written by STAN LEE

Penciled by JOHN ROMITA, JIM MOONEY & JOHN BUSCEMA

Cover by JOHN ROMITA

It’s time for another round of webslinging wonderment by two of the men who put the “master” in Masterworks, Stan “The Man” Lee and “Jazzy” John Romita. They’ll be coming at you in this arachnid eighth volume with a storyline as epic as they come: The Saga of the Stone Tablet!

All the swingin’ calamity and social consciousness kicks off with the Kingpin’s quest to decipher an ancient clay tablet whose secrets promise great power. Poor ol’ Spidey gets into the mix and after saving the day finds himself branded Public Enemy No. 1 (‘natch). With the Kingpin on one side and J. Jonah Jameson turning up the heat in the Daily Bugle, things go from bad to horrible with the introduction of Man-Mountain Marko and Maggia bossman, Silvermane. It’s a Peter Parker pressure cooker only gets that only gets turned up from there!

Also featuring battles with Quicksilver, the Shocker, and the Lizard along with an extra-special bonus, the 1968 Stan Lee/Ross Andru Spidey yarn from Marvel Super-Heroes #14.

Collecting THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Vol. 1) #68-77 and MARVEL SUPER-HEROES #14.

240 PGS./All Ages …$49.99

ISBN: 0-7851-2074-2

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 8 – VARIANT EDITION VOL. 68

240 PGS./ Rated T+ … $54.99

ISBN: 0-7851-2075-0

MARVEL PREMIERE HARDCOVERS

WOLVERINE: ORIGIN PREMIERE HC

Written by PAUL JENKINS, JOE QUESADA & BILL JEMAS

Penciled by ANDY KUBERT

Cover by JOE QUESADA

Collecting the best-selling – and controversial – romantic period piece that defied industry expectations and pulled back the curtain on Wolverine’s mysterious past! At long last, all is revealed about the incredible forces that molded the world’s most perfect killing machine with a heart as big as the great outdoors. Collects WOLVERINE: ORIGIN #1-6. Plus extras!

160 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99

ISBN: 0-7851-2328-8 Trim size: standard

WOLVERINE: ORIGIN PREMIERE HC VARIANT EDITION – VOL. 2

160 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99

ISBN: 0-7851-2438-1

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS VOL. 1 – BORN IN BLOOD PREMIERE HC

Written by DANIEL WAY

Penciled by STEVE DILLON

Cover by JOE QUESADA

Picking up where HOUSE OF M and WOLVERINE: ORIGINS AND ENDINGS left off! Armed with the one thing that could kill him, as well as key clues to his very existence, Logan embarks on the first leg of a long and bloody quest for vengeance against those who once enslaved him. No longer feeling the need to play it quiet, Logan’s first strike elicits a Condition Critical response from the U.S. government. With no other choice, they drop their bomb – and you won’t believe who it is! When Logan hits D.C., someone’s going to be waiting for him. Collects WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #1-5.

128 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99

ISBN: 0-7851-2285-0

Trim size: standard

SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN: FERAL PREMIERE HC

Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA

Penciled by ANGEL MEDINA & CLAYTON CRAIN

Wraparound Cover by ANGEL MEDINA

Join new creative team Angel Medina (Spawn) – yes, Angel Medina! – and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (MK 4, NIGHTCRAWLER) as they take everyone’s favorite wall-crawler on a blood-curdling journey into the heart of darkness. Strange changes are coming over Spidey’s animalistic foes – including Dr. Curt Connors, John Jameson and Felicia Hardy – awakening the beast that dwells within them all. Sure, Spidey’s beaten the Lizard, Man-Wolf and the Black Cat before, but they’ve never been more vicious than they are now! Collects SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #23-27.

120 PGS./Rated A …$19.99

ISBN: 0-7851-2318-0

Trim size: standard

YOUNG AVENGERS VOL. 2: FAMILY MATTERS PREMIERE HC

Written by ALLAN HEINBERG

Penciled by ANDREA DIVITO & JIM CHEUNG

Cover by JIM CHEUNG

The newly reconfigured Young Avengers prepare to make their public debut – but first they have to face a threat more powerful than Kang the Conqueror, more dangerous than Mr. Hyde and more cunning than the Masters of Evil: THEIR PARENTS. For these brand-new super heroes, fighting super-villains is child’s play compared to maintaining their alter egos! Plus: The Young Avengers meet a familiar-looking teenage superhuman who just may be the key to their uncovering the truth about Wiccan’s parentage and secret origin. Meanwhile, Hulkling’s quest to discover the exact nature of his tie to the Avengers is interrupted when the Young Avengers finds themselves at war with one of the oldest and most powerful alien races in the Marvel Universe. The search for the truth yields more reversals and revelations than the team can handle! And finally, discover the secret history of the Young Avengers when Jessica Jones and Kat Farrell investigate the kids’ origins for a special issue of THE PULSE. Who were they and what were their lives like before they met Iron Lad? And what is the future of the team without him? Collects YOUNG AVENGERS #7-12 and the YOUNG AVENGERS SPECIAL.

184 PGS./Rated T+ …$22.99

ISBN: 0-7851-2021-1

YOUNG AVENGERS VOL. 1: SIDEKICKS TPB STILL AVAILABLE!

$14.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-2018-1)

MARVEL HARDCOVERS

WOLVERINE: ENEMY OF THE STATE – THE COMPLETE EDITION HC

Written by MARK MILLAR

Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR. & KAARE ANDREWS

Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

Collecting the entire best-selling, blockbuster storyline in one deluxe hardcover! The world’s deadliest living weapon just fell into the wrong hands. It’s Wolverine vs. the Marvel Universe as Logan shreds his way through the X-Men, Fantastic Four, S.H.I.E.L.D., and more! How did Wolverine end up fighting to destroy everything he holds dear? Plus: Wolverine may be back in S.H.I.E.L.D. custody, but at what cost? As the X-Men mourn their fallen teammate in a funeral befitting a hero, Hydra celebrates the coronation of a new leader. And the reign of terror continues, as the Hand picks off the meta-humans, one by one. Will Wolverine be deprogrammed in time to stop the carnage? Collects WOLVERINE #20-32.

352 PGS./Parental Advisory …$34.99

ISBN: 0-7851-2206-0

Trim size: oversized

DAREDEVIL: FATHER HC

Written by JOE QUESADA

Pencils and Cover by JOE QUESADA

For the first time writing AND illustrating, DD legend Joe Quesada crafts a mystery set during the deadliest heat wave in NYC history. A serial killer is on the loose, pushing a city already past its breaking point over the edge, and Daredevil must battle the heat and fear to keep a crumbling Hell’s Kitchen together… by any means necessary! Collects DAREDEVIL: FATHER #1-6. Plus: Never before seen extras!

200 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99

ISBN: 0-7851-1544-7

Trim size: Oversized

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 7 HC

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils and Cover by MARK BAGLEY

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

344 PGS./Rated A …$29.99

ISBN: 0-7851-2148-X

Trim size: oversized

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1 HC

Written by KITTY FROSS, ERICA DAVID & SEAN MCKEEVER

Penciled by PATRICK SCHERBERGER

Cover by TONY SALVADOR DANIEL

This deluxe hardcover collects MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1: THE SINISTER SIX and MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2: POWER STRUGGLE! What separates the super-villains from just plain old villains? When they escape from prison, regular villains might lay low for a while and enjoy the sweetness of freedom. But not a super-villain like Doctor Octopus – the minute he’s free, he’s gathering up the most dangerous crew ever assembled: the Vulture, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Sandman and Mysterio! And they’ve all got one thing on their minds: bringing down Spider-Man once and for all! Also, catch the story that started it all: the origin and Spider-Man! Plus: the return of the Human Torch, the villainy of the Scorpion and more! Collects MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #1-8.

192 PGS./All Ages …$19.99

ISBN: 0-7851-2432-2

Trim size: oversized

MARVEL DIGESTS

MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS VOL. 1: HEROES ASSEMBLED DIGEST

Written by JEFF PARKER

Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA

Cover by AARON LOPRESTI

When global threats surface, they have to contend with the combined might of: Captain America! Storm! Iron Man! The Hulk! Giant-Girl! Wolverine! Spider-Man! Still, powers higher-up think their new computerized defenses will be even MORE reliable than our heroes. (Just wish they hadn’t named the system ULTRON…!) Collects MARVEL ADVENTURES THE AVENGERS #1-4.

96 PGS./All Ages …$6.99

ISBN: 0-7851-2306-7

RUNAWAYS VOL. 6: PARENTAL GUIDANCE DIGEST

Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA

Cover by MARCOS MARTIN

When the youngest member of the Runaways is separated from her teammates, Molly Hayes must survive a night alone on the mean streets of Los Angeles! The eleven-year-old mutant girl soon hooks up with a NEW group of runaways, but is their mysterious leader a hero or a villain? Collects RUNAWAYS #13-18.

144 PGS./Rated A …$7.99

ISBN: 0-7851-1952-3

MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVELS

SPIDER-MAN: THE OTHER TPB

Written by PETER DAVID, REGINALD HUDLIN & J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Penciled by PAT LEE, MIKE WIERINGO & MIKE DEODATO

Cover by MIKE WIERINGO

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

288 PGS./Marvel T+ …$24.99

ISBN: 0-7851-1765-2

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 6: FRIGHTFUL TPB

Written by MARK MILLAR

Pencils and Cover by GREG LAND

A guilt-ridden Reed Richards attempts to undo his greatest failure by using time travel to fix the snag that caused the teleportation accident that resulted in Ben Grimm becoming the Thing. If it works, Ben will be Ben and the Thing will never have existed. And neither will the FF. Be careful what you wish for! Plus: the awesome return of Dr. Doom! The zombiefied FF escape from their Baxter Building prison! The deadly debut of the Frightful Four! Johnny Storm finds out he has only 28 days to live! And that’s all just for starters! Collects ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #27-32.

144 PGS./Rated A …$14.99

ISBN: 0-7851-2017-3

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 14: PHOENIX? TPB

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN

Penciled by TOM RANEY & BEN OLIVER

Cover by TOM RANEY

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

144 PGS./Rated A …$14.99

ISBN: 0-7851-2019-X

CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER VOL. 2 TPB

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Art by STEVE EPTING, MIKE PERKINS & MICHAEL LARK

Cover by STEVE EPTING

The questions plaguing Captain America’s dreams and memories have been answered in the most brutal way possible. And in the wake of this brutality, General Lukin makes his first all-out assault – tearing open old wounds and threatening to make new scars that will never heal! Collects CAPTAIN AMERICA #8-9 and #11-14.

136 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99

ISBN: 0-7851-1921-3

CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER VOL. 1 TPB STILL AVAILABLE!

$16.99 (ISBN: 0-7851-1920-5)

DAREDEVIL: THE DEVIL, INSIDE AND OUT VOL. 1 TPB

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Penciled by MICHAEL LARK

Cover by DAVID FINCH

The critically acclaimed, award-winning new creative team of Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark make their explosive debut in a storyline that Daredevil fans will not be able to put down! For the past few years, Matt Murdock’s life has been teetering on the edge of destruction. Now, pushed beyond the limit, Matt finds himself behind the eight ball with no clear way out, the people he calls friends slowly deserting him, and Hell’s Kitchen gradually slipping out of control. The question is, when his back is against the wall, just how far will Daredevil go to get back what is his? Spinning out of the stunning finale of Bendis and Maleev’s ground-breaking run, Brubaker and Lark pick up the billy club and run as hard and as fast as they can to leave their own mark on one of comics’ most enduring legends. Longtime DD fans will not be disappointed! Collects DAREDEVIL #82-87.

144 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99

ISBN: 0-7851-1988-4

PULSE VOL. 3: FEAR TPB

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by MICHAEL GAYDOS & OLIVIER COIPEL

Cover by MIKE MAYHEW

Fans of Jessica Jones have waited two years for two things: the return of award-winning artist Michael Gaydos to the pages of the book he was born to draw, and the birth of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage’s baby. And guess what? They’re both here! Plus: wedding of Luke and Jessica! Guest-starring the Fantastic Four, Carol Danvers and the New Avengers. Collects PULSE #11-14 and NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #1.

144 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99

ISBN: 0-7851-1951-5

EXILES VOL. 13: WORLD TOUR BOOK 2 TPB

Written by TONY BEDARD

Penciled by JAMES CALAFIORE, PAUL PELLETIER & CASEY JONES

Cover by JAMES CALAFIORE

The Exiles are gonna party like it’s 2099! The World Tour continues, and the Exiles just might happen to pick up another teammate! Our money’s on Hulk! Or Skullfire! Plus: What’s that? You thought the Exiles World Tour was going to slow down? What are you, an insane person!? It’s off to the Squadron Supreme universe, the Incredible Hulk’s Future Imperfect and the world of Heroes Reborn for some major butt-kicking! And finally, the team says good-bye to those that have fallen in the past and must make some very difficult choices about the future. Collects EXILES #75-83.

216 PGS./Rated A …$23.99

ISBN: 0-7851-1855-1

LAST PLANET STANDING TPB

Written by TOM DEFALCO

Pencils and Cover by PAT OLLIFFE

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

120 PGS./All Ages …$13.99

ISBN: 0-7851-1998-1

ARES: GOD OF WAR TPB

Written by MICHAEL AVON OEMING

Pencils and Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

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

120 PGS./Parental Advisory …$13.99

ISBN: 0-7851-1991-4

BLACK PANTHER: THE BRIDE TPB

Written by REGINALD HUDLIN

Penciled by SCOT EATON

Cover by FRANK CHO

The wedding of the century! Every King needs a Queen – and that’s exactly what the Black Panther is searching for! The King of Wakanda embarks on an epic quest to find a wife – the outcome of which will send reverberations throughout the whole Marvel Universe. You don’t want to miss out on history in the making, as T’Challa puts his cards on the table. His heart – and a seat on the Wakandan throne – is Storm’s, if she’ll just accept his hand in marriage. Question is, does she want it? With a Super Hero Civil War ready to explode in the United States and snakes in his own court preparing to make their moves, the road to the altar could not be more complicated. Collects BLACK PANTHER #14-18.

136 PGS./ Rated T+ …$14.99

ISBN: 0-7851-2107-2

HEROES REBORN: FANTASTIC FOUR TPB

Written by BRANDON CHOI & JIM LEE

Penciled by JIM LEE, BRETT BOOTH & RON LIM

Cover by JIM LEE

The Fantastic Four are Reborn, but it could be a short and unwonderful life as menaces emerge from the earth, the sea and Latveria! But even the Mole Man, Namor and Doom himself pale before the threat of Galactus and his Heralds (one finally just wasn’t enough)! Featuring the Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D. and more! Guest-starring Wolverine and Franklin Richards, Son of a Genius! Collects FANTASTIC FOUR (Vol. 2) #1-12.

336 PGS./Rated A …$29.99

ISBN: 0-7851-2336-9

ESSENTIAL X-MEN VOL. 1 TPB (NEW PRINTING)

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT & LEN WEIN

Penciled by DAVE COCKRUM & JOHN BYRNE

Cover by GIL KANE

Relive the second generation of X-Men, fighting villains like the Juggernaut and Magneto, and discover the human within the hero and the truth behind the legend! Collects GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1 and X-MEN #94-119.

520 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99

ISBN: 0-7851-2376-8

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DR. STRANGE VS. DRACULA: THE MONTESI FORMULA TPB

Written by MARV WOLFMAN, STEVE ENGLEHART & ROGER STERN

Penciled by GENE COLAN, DAN GREEN & STEVE LEIALOHA

Cover by GENE COLAN

It’s the Sorcerer Supreme against the Emperor of the Undead! Dracula wants Earth to fall under the spell of the Darkhold, but Doctor Strange has joined Blade and the Nightstalkers in a quest to vanquish all vampires! See the origins of vampirism itself unveiled! Guest-starring the Scarlet Witch and NEXTWAVE’s Monica! Collects TOMB OF DRACULA #44, and DR. STRANGE #14 and #58-62.

128 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99

ISBN: 0-7851-2244-3

ESSENTIAL MARVEL HORROR VOL. 1 TPB

Written by GARY FRIEDRICH, STEVE GERBER, MIKE FRIEDRICH, CHRIS CLAREMONT, JOHN WARNER, BILL MANTLO, GERRY CONWAY, ROY THOMAS & TONY ISABELLA

Penciled by TOM SUTTON, HERB TRIMPE, JIM MOONEY, GENE COLAN, SAL BUSCEMA, BOB MCLEOD, JIM STARLIN, SONNY TRINIDAD, CRAIG RUSSELL, ED HANNIGAN, RUSS HEATH, JOHN ROMITA, HERB TRIMPE, MIKE VOSBURG, ESTEBAN MAROTO, PABLO MARCOS, ENRIQUE ROMERO & GEORGE EVANS

Cover by GIL KANE

What’s it like to be the son and the daughter of the Father of Lies? Find out as Daimon Hellstrom and his sister, Satana, face the worst of two worlds! Can they save their souls along with the world? Featuring Exorcists, Cyclists, Nihilists and Ice Demons! Secrets of Ancient Atlantis revealed! Guest-starring Spider-Man, the Thing and the Human Torch! Collects GHOST RIDER #1-2, MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #12-24, SON OF SATAN #1-8, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #14, MARVEL TEAM-UP #32 and #80-81, VAMPIRE TALES #2-3, HAUNT OF HORROR #24-25, and MARVEL PREMIERE #27.

608 PGS./Parental Advisory …$16.99

ISBN: 0-7851-2196-X

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MARVEL POSTERS

Ultimate X-men #75 Poster

Art by Michael Turner

24X36 Color Poster …$6.99

FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF 9/14, (ON-SALE 10/4/06)

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #1 POSTER

Art by RON FRENZ

24X36 Color Poster …$6.99

Final Order Cut-off 9/28/06 (On-Sale 10/18/06)

MARVEL PREVIEWS #38

Each issue of MARVEL PREVIEWS is a comic-book-sized, 104-page, glossy full-color guide to all of Marvel’s upcoming releases! Marvel Previews also includes special previews of upcoming or sold-out projects.

104 PGS./MARVEL T+…JUST $0.99!

(or FREE with a purchase of Diamond’s PREVIEWS!)

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