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Marvel Comics Solicitations for product shipping December, 2004

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Marvel Comics has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for product shipping December, 2004.

IT’S ULTIMATE STARTS MONTH – TRY AN ULTIMATE COMIC!


ULTIMATES 2 #1

Written by Mark Millar

Pencils & Cover by Bryan Hitch

PART 1 (OF 5)

The ULTIMATES return in this BLOCKBUSTER first issue! It’s been one year since they stopped an alien invasion, and now things get hard. New members, new costumes and 12 months of gossip to catch up on! Who’s getting married? Who’s divorced? Who’s gone nuts since we last saw them?

Why, just in this first arc we see Ultimate Hulk, the secret origin of Ultimate Thor, and we get a look at the entire Ultimate Universe as drawn by Bryan Hitch! It’s guest-stars galore, with everyone from the X-Men, Daredevil, Captain Britain and even The Defenders. Why are you reading this? Go reserve a copy NOW!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR+ …$2.99

UPC: 5960605504-00111

RETAILERS: See the Diamond Order Form for details on the special 50/50 sketch variant!


ULTIMATE SECRET #1

Written by WARREN ELLIS

Pencils & Cover by Young Guns Artist STEVE MCNIVEN

PART 1 (OF 4)

A new propulsion system devised by the U.S. government puts Mars just days away. It creates interplanetary opportunities unprecedented for the human race. But someone – or something – wants Earth’s progression into space to STOP. Let’s see what that means to the ULTIMATES and the ULTIMATE FF! And who is that mysterious white and green figure on the cover above? Find out this December!

32 PGS./MARVEL ALL AGES …$2.99

UPC: 5960605654-00111


ULTIMATE NIGHTMARE #5

Written by WARREN ELLIS

Pencils by Young Guns Artist TREVOR HAIRSINE

Cover by Young Guns Artist JIMMY CHEUNG

PART 5 (OF 5)

The final chapter. The explosive conclusion as the Ultimates take on Ultimate X-Men in the wastes of Tunguska. But beyond the battle is the dreaded final secret hidden in this awful place for decades. It will be worth the wait.

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.25

UPC: 5960605552-00511


ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #70

Written by Brian Michael Bendis

Pencils & Cover by Mark Bagley

In the midst of Peter’s bizarre dreams and flashbacks, he goes to see the one man who might be able to help him – Dr. Stephen Strange – Master of the Mystic Arts! Special appearance by the Ultimates, too!

32 PGS./MARVEL ALL AGES …$2.25

UPC: 5960605031-07011


ULTIMATE X-MEN #54

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Penciled by STUART IMMONEN

Cover by Andy Kubert

“LONGSHOT” PART 1 (OF 3)

The introduction of Ultimate Longshot! It’s the ultimate reality show as mutants convicted of capital crimes are released on an island where they’re hunted down by contestants. Longshot has survived longest and the X-Men are sent to rescue him-until they become part of the game themselves.

32 PGS./MARVEL ALL AGES …$2.25

UPC: 5960605047-05411


ULTIMATE ELEKTRA #5 (of 5)

Written by Mike Carey

Pencils & Cover by Salvador Larroca

The battle lines have been drawn-but will Elektra find herself on the same side of the law as Matt Murdock? The two ex-lovers come face-to-face with Wilson Fisk and his mysterious assassin, with the fate of more than just Elektra’s family hanging in the balance. Don’t miss the stunning conclusion!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.25

UPC: 5960605562-00511


ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #14

Written by Warren Ellis

Pencils & Cover by Adam Kubert

“NEGATIVE” PART 2 (OF 5)

Young Reed Richards leads his three friends into the unknown depths of the N-Zone with an attempt to find a way to reverse the consequences of the accident that made them what they are. But will they find a cure for their genetic alteration or will the trip end in a tragedy none of them could foresee?

32 PGS./MARVEL ALL AGES …$2.25

UPC: 5960605499-01411

ASTONISHING X-MEN #8

Written by Joss Whedon

Pencils & Cover by John Cassaday

“DANGEROUS” PART 3 (OF 6)

Did you miss the return of Colossus last August? Were you the guy who said, “This book’s never going to stay on schedule, so you waited for the trade paperback? Are you insane?! How can you wait!? Folks, if you’re missing this, you’re missing the best comic in comics right now! But, it’s not too late to jump on board.

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605543-00811

SEE ASTONISHING X-MEN V.1 TPB IN THE GRAPHIC NOVEL SECTION!

X-MEN


X-MEN/FANTASTIC FOUR #1

Written by Akira Yoshida

Pencils & Wraparound Cover by Pat Lee

PART 1 (OF 5)

The X-Men and the Fantastic Four team up with the help of Pat Lee and Dreamwave Studios in this heart-pounding limited series! Can the X-Men and the Fantastic Four put their differences aside to stop a creeping menace from outer space that threatens our planet’s very existence?! Join megawatt creator Pat Lee and writer Akira Yoshida (THOR: SON OF ASGARD) for the – I mean THE – crossover event of 2005! And it’s not even January yet!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$3.50

UPC: 5960605573-00111


X-MEN #165

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Pencils by SALVADOR LARROCA

Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

Chris Claremont & Salvador Larroca bring you a self-contained holiday blowout, X-Men style!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.25

UPC: 5960601772-16511


UNCANNY X-MEN #453

Written by Chris Claremont

Penciled by ANDY PARK

Cover by GREG LAND

“CHASING HELLFIRE” PART 2 (OF 3)

The X-Men, hot on the trail of Sage, find themselves in the sewers of Paris. But who’s really hunting whom?

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.25

UPC: 5960602461-45311


X-MEN: THE END – DREAMERS AND DEMONS #6

Written by Chris Claremont

Penciled by Sean Chen

Cover by Greg Land

BOOK ONE: PART 6 (OF 6)

It’s Pearl Harbor for the mutants as the forces arrayed against them strike from space-dealing the X-Men a mortal blow from which they may not be able to recover! The stunning conclusion to Book One of the X-Men: The End thrillogy! Is there even a next month for these mutants? Find out, as all bets are off in this last X-Men tale by legend and keeper of the X-Men canon, Chris Claremont, and star artist Sean Chen!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605537-00611


X-FORCE #5

Written by Fabian Nicieza

Pencils & Cover by Rob Liefeld

PART 5 (OF 6)

Cable, Shatterstar and the crew make an uneasy alliance with figures from their past as Skornn strikes N.Y.C.! Domino uncovers a terrible revelation that threatens to destroy the team and her relationship with Cable! Guest-starring the Fantastic Four!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605517-00511


EXCALIBUR #8

Written by Chris Claremont

Pencils & Cover by Aaron Lopresti

“SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER” PART 1 (OF 3)

Brand New Story Arc! Great jumping-on point! Professor X continues to bring order and justice to Genosha, but will the citizens be willing to follow him after they discover his terrible secret?

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605540-00811

SABRETOOTH #4

Written by Daniel Way

Penciled by Bart Sears

Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

PART 4 (OF 4)

The mystery of who – or what – massacred the innocent civilians living on the Isle Dupree is revealed! Has Sabretooth lost his mind… or is someone else responsible for the chaos?

32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605565-00411


X-MEN UNLIMITED #6

Written by TONY BEDARD and PAUL BENSON

Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER and ALEX SANCHEZ

Cover by PAT LEE

This month’s issue is devoted entirely to the ladies of the X! Tony Bedard (EXILES) and Paul Pelletier (SHE-HULK) bring you a tale of some of the X-women’s worst dating experiences…with an unexpected twist. Paul Benson and Alex Sanchez (MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN) weave a story of Rogue’s encounter with a soul not unlike herself.

32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605507-00611


WOLVERINE #23

Written by Mark Millar

Art & Cover by John Romita Jr. & KLAUS JANSON

“ENEMY OF THE STATE” PART 4 (OF 6)

Brainwashed by the Hand, an evil Wolverine is wreaking havoc all over the country. Elektra’s tracking his trail of destruction…and tracking her are a couple dozen Hand ninjas… Sitting back and watching with glee is Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker…whose work and personal lives are about to get a little too close for comfort, thanks to The Gorgon.

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.25

UPC: 5960605458-02311


b>CABLE/DEADPOOL #10

Written by Fabian Nicieza

Pencils & Cover by Patrick Zircher

“PASSION OF THE CABLE” PART 4 (OF 6)

The ultimate throwdown — CABLE vs. THE SILVER SURFER — and guess who determines the winner? DEADPOOL holds the key to saving the world… or saving Cable’s life… which choice will he make? The lives of Cable and Deadpool will never be the same as the X-MEN and S.H.I.E.L.D. guest-star in the action-packed, tragic conclusion to the “Burnt-Offering” arc (formerly known as “The Passion of the Cable,” until the lawyers, clearly unable to understand the concept of the Fair Use Law, got all kinds of nervous).

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605490-01011


MYSTIQUE #22

Written by Sean McKeever

Penciled by Manuel Garcia

Cover by Mike Mayhew

“QUIET” PART 3 (OF 5)

Can Mystique really go through with her murderous mission? Her decision might just surprise ya!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605431-02211


NEW X-MEN #8

Written by NUNZIO DEFILIPPIS & Christina Weir

Penciled by Michael Ryan

Cover by RandY Green

“HAUNTED” PART 2 (OF 3)

Something beyond comprehension is happening to the children on this street, in this school of mutants. One group of kids has taken it upon themselves as a last resort to try and stop it. Those kids are: The New Mutants.

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605544-00811


NIGHTCRAWLER #4

Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Penciled by Darick Robertson

Cover by Greg Land

“THE DEVIL INSIDE” – CONCLUSION!

Will Nightcrawler be able to save young Seth from the evil thing that killed his thirteen young friends? Is this the one new X-book you can’t afford to miss? I’m only giving you one answer, and it begins like this: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is gaining heat from Marvel Knights 4, and Darick is already a star. And don’t forget that Greg Land is doing covers. “Bamf” and you’ll miss it!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605515-00411


GAMBIT #5

Written by John Layman

Penciled by Georges Jeanty

Cover by Greg Land

“HOUSE OF CARDS” PART 5 (OF 6)

What Gambit expected to be an easy job for fun and profit has taken a tragic turn for the worse. But he may be getting a little help from his friends, the X-Men…

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605575-00511


ROGUE #6

Written by Rob Rodi

Penciled by Cliff Richards

Cover by RODOLFO MIGLIARI

“GOING ROGUE” – CONCLUSION!

Rogue must make some difficult choices…about her family, about the man she loves, and about who she really is! Don’t miss this pivotal moment in the life of the Southern Belle!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605486-00611


EXILES #55, #56, & #57

Written by Tony Bedard

Pencils & Cover by James Calafiore

“BUMP IN THE NIGHT” PARTS 1, 2 & 3 (OF 3)

The Exiles enter into a world of swords and sorcery that any true X-fan will enjoy! Guest-starring the villainy of Kulan Gath!

32 PGS. (each)/Marvel PSR (each) …$2.99 (each)

UPC: 5960605108-05511 (issue 55), UPC: 5960605108-05611 (Issue 56),

UPC: 5960605108-05711 (Issue 57)


MARVEL HEROES

YOUNG GUNS 2004 SKETCHBOOK

Special Previews of upcoming projects by JOHN ROMITA JR. & GREG LAND!

Pencils & sketches by Young Guns Artists OLIVIER COIPEL, JIM CHEUNG, DAVID FINCH, ADI GRANOV, TREVOR HAIRSINE and STEVE MCNIVEN

Since being anointed as THE up-and-coming artists to watch for over the next few years, interest in Marvel’s Young Guns has reached a fever pitch! Each artist has a major project coming from the House of Ideas in 2005, and each is guaranteed to be hotter than a smoking gun! NOW, as excitement builds, Marvel is pleased to offer this special edition sketchbook preview featuring just a sampling of art so good, it’s making the entire industry sit up and notice.

And if that’s not enough, this sketchbook gives you a glimpse at two upcoming projects from two of Marvel’s WMDs, John Romita, Jr. & Greg Land! This is THE ONLY PLACE you’ll see these pages in all their penciled glory, so don’t miss it!

48 PGS. / B&W / MARVEL ALL AGES …$3.99

UPC: 5960605674-00111


NEW AVENGERS #2

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils & Cover by Young Guns Artist DAVID FINCH

“THE RAFT” PART 2 (OF 5)

It’s high-octane Avengers action from the ongoing creative team that makes you trade your aunt Betty to Johnny down the block if you miss an issue! Think you saw it all in Disassembled? As Doom would say, “bah, fool!”

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.25

UPC: 5960605547-00211

RETAILERS: Please see the Diamond Order form for details about incentive


CAPTAIN AMERICA #2

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Pencils & Cover by STEVE EPTING

Cap is awakened in the dead of the night by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. who need the kind of help only he can provide. But the corpse he finds on the Heli-carrier brings him face-to-face with the unthinkable, and opens doors to terror and manipulation that he never dreamed possible. Award-winning writer Ed Brubaker and phenomenal artist Steve Epting kick it into high gear, and fans will be stunned!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605652-00211


IRON MAN #2

Written by WARREN ELLIS

Pencils & Cover by Young Guns Artist ADI GRANOV

“EXTREMIS” PART 2 (OF 6)

What abomination of technology has been unleashed on the world by an old friend of Tony Stark’s – and is it even something that the power of Iron Man can combat?

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605653-00211

TALES OF SUSPENSE: CAPTAIN AMERICA & IRON MAN #1 COMMEMORATIVE EDITION

Written by ED BRUBAKER & WARREN ELLIS

Art & Cover by STEVE EPTING

& Young Guns Artist ADI GRANOV

Commemorating the November launch of CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 and IRON MAN #1, Marvel is pleased to release this very special collection of Captain America and Iron Man. These tales of suspense are perfect for any fan of either Cap, Iron Man, Avengers, or anyone interested in the mad machinations at Marvel!

64 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$5.99

UPC: 5960605679-00111

NEW AVENGERS #1 DIRECTOR’S CUT

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art & Cover by Young Guns Artist DAVID FINCH

Everything, and we DO mean EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know about New Avengers is in this incredible edition featuring previously unseen artwork by David Finch and a special look at the scripts of Brian Michael Bendis. Crammed full of all the extras we could find, cram your copy into your collection this December.

48 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$3.99

UPC: 5960605547-00121


AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST #3 & #4

Written by JOE CASEY

Pencils & Cover by SCOTT KOLINS

PARTS 3 & 4 (OF 8)

Continuing this all-new, bi-weekly look at the early days of the Avengers! As Captain America struggles to reconcile his past with the present, new threats arise… like the Masters of Evil and Kang the Conqueror! And while Iron Man and Co. solidify their tenuous relationships with both the government and the general public, how will the Avengers’ more visible profile affect the team’s future?

BI-WEEKLY / 32 PGS.(each) / MARVEL PSR (each) …$3.50 (each)


Issue #3 UPC: 5960605523-00311;

Issue #4 UPC: 5960605523-00411

MARVEL WHAT IF?

WHAT IF THERE WERE SEVEN MORE COMICS YOU HAD TO BUY??

What if we could say, “due to popular demand” and mean it? Well, True Believer, we ain’t lyin’! You wanted the craziest, most far-out What If extravaganzas we could find, so we sent some interns up to the attic of this old House of Ideas and we never heard from them again! So, we warned the industry’s BEST CREATORS we’d send THEM to the attic next if they didn’t come through. And they did! Look at this all-star lineup, gang, and you’ll notice the only What If missing is the one about Forbush Man becoming EIC!

WHAT IF JESSICA JONES HAD JOINED THE AVENGERS?

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art by MICHAEL GAYDOS

Cover by Young Guns Artist

DAVID FINCH

Ripped from the pages of the Avengers and fan-favorite Alias – Jessica Jones, ex-superhero private eye was once tapped to join the Avengers, but chose not to and gave up being a super-hero altogether. But what if she had taken the job? The events that followed shake up both the Avengers and Jessica’s life in ways no one could have guessed. Could Jessica have saved the Avengers from the disasters of Disassembled?

For the first time ever Avengers’ writer Brian Bendis reunites with Alias artist Michel Gaydos, with a special cover by Avengers’ artist David Finch.

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605618-00311

WHAT IF KAREN PAGE HAD LIVED?

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & KEVIN SMITH

Art by ALEX MALEEV

Cover by JOE QUESADA

The worst thing that ever happened to Daredevil was watching his one true love Karen Page die in his arms after a brutal attack by his archenemy Bullseye. The events that followed spiraled Matt Murdock’s life out of control and he has never recovered.

The award-winning team behind DD’s monthly book join DD legends Kevin Smith and Joe Quesada in this shocking once-in-a-lifetime look at Daredevil.

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605618-00111

WHAT IF AUNT MAY HAD DIED INSTEAD OF UNCLE BEN?

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Art by ANDREA DIVITO

Cover by ANDY BRASE

We all know that Spider-Man’s heroic career was inspired by Uncle Ben’s death after his speech about great power and great responsibility… But what if Uncle Ben WASN’T the one who died? What if Peter’s mother figure, Aunt May had been the one in the path of that bullet? How different would Peter’s life have been?

32 PGS. / MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605618-00711

WHA… HUH?

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, STAN LEE, MARK MILLAR,

J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI,

GARTH ENNIS, BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, PETER DAVID and everyone else we could get our hands on!

Art & Cover by JIM MAHFOOD

Because clearly Bendis doesn’t have enough books to write this month, the big baby bullied Marvel’s upper management into green-lighting this ridiculous pile of silly nonsense! In the great tradition of NOT BRAND ECHH and the old humor issues of WHAT IF?, WHA…HUH? asks the questions that no one really cares about…

What if the Identity Crisis happened in the Marvel Universe?

What if Modok has an itch?

What if Kevin Smith finished his books?

Bendis reteams with hilarious Clerks artist Jim Mahfood and all the best Marvel scribes-Mark Millar, JMS, Garth Ennis and a ton of others-to make the dumbest comic published this year. No one is safe!

This comic WILL NOT feature seventeen variant covers of Wolverine.

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605618-00711


WHAT IF DR. DOOM HAD BECOME THE THING?

Written by KARL KESEL

Pencils & Cover by PAUL SMITH

How could the Fantastic Four’s strongest member also be their deadliest enemy? A seemingly minor decision made long before the FF even existed could have changed everything for the World’s Greatest Super-Team, Victor Von Doom… and even the Incredible Hulk! And that’s just for starters…

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605618-00511


WHAT IF MAGNETO HAD FORMED THE X-MEN WITH PROFESSOR X?

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Art by CULLY HAMNER

Cover by Young Guns Artist JIM CHEUNG!

X-Men legend Chris Claremont joins with the hotshot artistic team of Cully Hamner (inside) and Jim Cheung (outside) to ask a question that MUST be answered only with speculation. Imagine a world where the Master of Magnetism had chosen a different path. Or perhaps he could have swayed Xavier from his own beliefs? These two legends stalk the halls of X-Men Canon, and at last the question is asked, “What if things had been different?”

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605618-00411


WHAT IF GENERAL ROSS HAD BECOME THE HULK?

Written by PETER DAVID

Art by BART SEARS

Cover by GARY FRANK

Meet again, for the first time, General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross… a veteran army officer who believes that the time for talk is long past, and all that matters is his country’s ability to develop weapons that will annihilate its enemies. Experience with him what happens when he himself becomes the mightiest weapon on two legs…but is trapped within that weapon, unable to communicate with former allies who only want to destroy him.

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605618-00211

MARVEL HEROES


NEW THUNDERBOLTS #3

Written by FABIAN NICIEZA with KURT BUSIEK

Pencils & Cover by TOM GRUMMETT

“ZEROES TO HEROES” PART 3 (OF 6)

After last month’s explosive conclusion, the United Nations building is going to collapse — unless the new Thunderbolts trapped inside are willing to risk their lives to stop it. Does this new team have the backbone to support the hopes and dreams of an entire city? Guest-starring Spider-Man, who knows a thing or two about heavy burdens! Meanwhile, Fathom 5 strikes again! Baron Strucker gets the point! Our final team member makes a radioactive entrance! And we debut the All-New… no, that would be telling…

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605602-00311


MARVEL TEAM-UP #3

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN

Art & Cover by SCOTT KOLINS

Something is going on. Something mysterious, mystical… magical. Reed Richards doesn’t know what to do. Luckily, Doctor Strange is able to lend a helping hand, or spell or two. Will it be enough? Or will the threat be too great for the combined might of the Fantastic Four and Doctor Strange?! And what does it have to do with Latveria…and a man called DOOM?

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.25

UPC: 5960605620-00311

FANTASTIC FOUR #521

Written by MARK WAID

Pencils & Cover by MIKE WIERINGO

“GALACTUS” Part 2 (of 5)

Galactus’s worst Herald ever – coincidentally a member of the FF – is running out of time. So far, the mystery Herald has been able to stall Galactus from sating his cosmic hunger — but that luck won’t hold forever. What planet will be chosen as Galactus’s next victim?

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960604456-52111


WARLOCK #4

Written by GREG PAK

Penciled by CHARLIE ADLARD

Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III

Created by the unparalleled scientific minds of the Enclave, and set to usher the world into a new age, Adam Warlock is the salvation of a world on the brink, but can this man-god grapple with the world’s woes, or will his judgment be the end of everything?

32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605576-00411


ALPHA FLIGHT #10

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Pencils & Cover by

CLAYTON HENRY

“DAYS OF FUTURE PRESENT, PAST PARTICIPLE”

PART 2 (OF 4)

It’s the Attack of the Boxes! Alpha Flight’s foray into the time-stream has only made things worse, and it is up to Centennial to set things right! But will his time-jumping only make things even more worse? Yeah, it probably will!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605518-01011


SHE-HULK #10

Written by DAN SLOTT

Penciled by JUAN BOBILLO

Cover by MIKE MAYHEW

“TITANIA” PART 1 (OF 3)

Out of all of She-Hulk’s enemies, no one hates her more than TITANIA! So what’s her beef? Where did all this hostility come from? What made little Skeeter MacPherran into the angry Amazon she is today? And what’s about to make her one of the deadliest threats in the Marvel Universe? Special appearances by: THE ABSORBING MAN, SPIDER-WOMAN (Julia Carpenter), and DOCTOR DOOM!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605527-01011


CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE FALCON #10

Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST

Pencils by JOE BENNETT

Cover by HOWARD PORTER

“BROTHERS & KEEPERS (ADELPHOITE PHYLAXES)” PART 3 (OF 5)

The Falcon’s increasingly erratic behavior has created sharp conflict between Captain America and himself. While Cap works with S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Ali Morales and S.H.I.E.L.D. commander Nick Fury to track down the deadly A.I.M. leader M.O.D.O.K. and ferret out MODOK’s connection to rogue Naval Intelligence Admiral “Jimmy” Westbrook, Falcon proceeds on his own track, unleashing the newly-restored and re-powered Anti-Cap to help destroy the Rivas drug cartel, and, hopefully, bag Admiral Jimmy and MODOK at the same time.

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605511-01011


NEW INVADERS #5

Written by ALLAN JACOBSEN

Penciled by C. P. SMITH

Cover by SCOTT KOLINS

“BLOOD” PART 2 (OF 2)

Journey into darkness with the INVADERS as they storm the subterranean stronghold of the deadly BARONESS BLOOD to save the lives of SPITFIRE’s family! If you only buy one comic this month, make it two and try NEW INVADERS, one of Marvel’s best new titles! By superstar-in-waiting C.P. Smith and King of the Hill producer Allan Jacobsen.

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605526-00511

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE: GOLDEN AGE MARVEL 2004

Written by RONALD BYRD & MICHAEL HOSKIN

Cardstock Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA & CHRIS SOTOMAYOR

The House of Ideas celebrates 65 years with a timely return to the Golden Age of comics! OHOTMUGAM04 includes in-depth bios on more than 40 of Marvel’s most venerable heroes – from Angel to Yellow Claw!

Plus: an all-new cover by superstar artist Salvador Larroca, digitally painted by Chris Sotomayor!

48 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$3.99

UPC: 5960605643-00111

SPIDER-MAN


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #515

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Penciled by MIKE DEODATO, JR. & MARK BROOKS

Cover by GARY FRANK

“SKIN DEEP” PART 1 (OF 4)

When a former classmate of Peter Parker botches an ambitious scientific experiment, it’s Peter Parker who just might pay the ultimate price, and learn a valuable lesson about great power and great responsibility… Sound familiar? Don’t bet on it!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.25

UPC: 5960604716-51511


Spider-Man: India #2

Written by Jeevan J. Kang, Suresh Seetharaman & Sharad Devarajan

Art & Cover by Jeevan J. Kang

As Pavitr Prabhakar comes to grips with his new powers–and the murder of his Uncle Bhim–he learns a terrible piece of news that shatters his life even further. Meanwhile, demon-possessed millionaire Nalin Oberoi has set his sights on young Pavitr–and his plans include a certain eight-armed doctor…

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605639-00211


SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #22

Written by PAUL JENKINS

Pencils & Cover by TALENT CALDWELL

PART 2 (OF 2)

Once he was the Mindworm, arch-nemesis of Spider-Man! But now he’s a lonely, forlorn beggar, trapped in an infernal triangle of poverty, booze and dementia. How can Peter Parker help his one-time foe–and is Spidey himself responsible for his pitiable condition?

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.25

UPC: 5960605427-02211

MARVEL AGE

MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN #17

Written by TODD DEZAGO

Plot by STAN LEE and

STEVE DITKO

Penciled by LOGAN LUBERA

Cover by ROGER CRUZ

“THE END OF SPIDER-MAN!”

Spider-Man Quits?! Following Spidey’s hasty exit from a battle with the Green Goblin, J. Jonah Jameson has all of New York wondering if our favorite Web-Slinger has indeed given up. And it’s a situation that leaves Peter Parker wondering if in fact he should turn in his web-shooters to stay at home and take care of his ailing Aunt May. All this and the return of the Sandman, eager to take revenge on Spider-Man for capturing him last time!

32 PGS./MARVEL ALL AGES …$2.25

UPC: 5960605505-01711


MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN #18

Written by TODD DEZAGO

Plot by STAN LEE and

STEVE DITKO

Penciled by LOGAN LUBERA

Cover by ROGER CRUZ

“SPIDEY STRIKES BACK!”

Featuring The HUMAN TORCH!

With much of New York thinking that Spidey is washed up, and worse, a coward, the Wall-Crawler has to put his best web forward to re-establish himself as a hero and crime fighter. But before he can, the Sandman, joining forces with The Enforcers, makes plans for the biggest robbery ever–easier now that there’s no Spider-Man around to stop them! But when the Human Torch gets in their way, it’s up to Spidey to find and free his fiery pal before the bad guys can get away with the loot!

32 PGS./MARVEL ALL AGES …$2.25

UPC: 5960605505-01811


MARVEL AGE SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP #4

Inspired by GERRY CONWAY & ROSS ANDRU

Written by TODD DEZAGO

Penciled by RON LIM

Cover by RANDY GREEN

“OUT OF TIME”

Featuring SPIDER-MAN and THOR!

When a horde of trolls freezes time to launch surprise attacks on both Earth and Asgard, Spider-Man and the mighty Thor find themselves the only ones left to stand against the armies of Krillk the Conqueror! It’s a battle of epic proportions as Spidey and the thunder god try to figure out how to defeat the trolls–and restore the flow of time itself!

32 PGS./MARVEL ALL AGES …$1.75

UPC: 5960605627-00411


MARVEL AGE HULK #4

Written by MIKE RAICHT

Penciled by UDON COMICS’

RYAN ODAGAWA

Cover by SHANE DAVIS

Someone is framing the Hulk for destruction in Texas… and there’s only one other big green monster that could fit the bill! That’s right! It’s the brawl you’ve been waiting for! The Hulk versus the Abomination in a drag-out, knock-down, green-fisted fight! How do these two monsters know each other?

32 PGS./MARVEL ALL AGES …$1.75

UPC: 5960605628-00411


SPIDER-GIRL #81

Written by Tom DeFalco

Pencils & Cover by Ron Frenz

When his daughter’s crime spree leads to another confrontation with Spider-Girl, Electro comes out of retirement to seek the help of his old enemy Spider-Man.

32 PGS./MARVEL ALL AGES …$2.99

UPC: 5960603503-08111


JUBILEE #4

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN

Penciled by DEREC DONOVAN

Cover by CASEY JONES

Can you say, “She’s a firecracker?” You can if the “she” in question is Jubilee — one of Marvel’s mainstay X-Men mutants, at last in her own series! Don’t miss a single explosion!

32 PGS./MARVEL ALL AGES …$2.99

UPC: 5960605574-00411


MARVEL AGE FANTASTIC FOUR #9

Written by MARC SUMERAK

Penciled by ALITHA MARTINEZ

Cover by MAKOTO NAKATSUKA

The Fantastic Four face off against their most unusual foes yet-bankruptcy and reality TV! (Oh, and that Namor guy is back, too!) It’s a new twist on a Lee & Kirby classic for the modern Marvel Age!

32 PGS./MARVEL ALL AGES …$2.25

UPC: 5960605541-00911

MARVEL AGE FANTASTIC FOUR #10

Written by MARC SUMERAK

Penciled by ALITHA MARTINEZ

Cover by MAKOTO NAKATSUKA

The Fantastic Four’s most dangerous foe finally returns! How did Dr. Doom survive his exile in space…and what secrets has he brought back with him that could destroy his sworn enemies once and for all? Find out in this modern day retelling of a Marvel classic!

32 PGS./MARVEL ALL AGES …$2.25

UPC: 5960605541-01011


EMMA FROST #18

Written by Karl Bollers

Penciled by Carlo Pagulayan

Cover by GREG HORN

“BLOOM” PART 6 (OF 6)

Say it ain’t so! With the love of her life on trial for his job, what is Emma willing to do to save him? Also, don’t miss the ultimate telepathic catfight!

32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605432-01811


THOR: SON OF ASGARD #11

Written by AKIRA YOSHIDA

Penciled by GREG TOCCHINI

Cover by JO CHEN

“WORTHY” PART 2 (OF 3)

When Sif is kidnapped by Frost Giants, Odin instructs Thor to stay and guard the palace. But given his feelings for Sif, Thor would travel to the gates of Hel itself to save her… and he just may have to!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605485-01111

MARVEL KNIGHTS

ELEKTRA: THE MOVIE

Written by SEAN MCKEEVER

Pencils by MIKE PERKINS

Photo Cover of JENNIFER GARNER

Jennifer Garner explodes onto the silver screen January 14, 2005! This official adaptation of the movie is far more than the average comic, as it’s chock-full of all the extras we could muster, including interviews, pinups, handbook entries, elektra checklists and more. Beat the crowds by close to two months with this special edition, just in time for the holidays!

72 PGS. / MARVEL PSR…$5.99

UPC: 5960605680-00111


MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #9

Written by MARK MILLAR

Pencils & Cover by TERRY DODSON

“THE LAST STAND” PART 1 (OF 4)

In this 4-part conclusion to the super-story, the identity of Aunt May’s abductor is finally revealed. But is that the villain who really pulls the strings? The roller-coaster ride that is MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN picks up speed, riding a corkscrew to its conclusion!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605521-00911


BLACK WIDOW #4

Written by RICHARD K. MORGAN

Art by BILL SIENKIEWICZ

(Layouts by GORAN PARLOV)

Cover by GREG LAND

The Widow comes home to Moscow for the first time in ages — and what she finds there ain’t pretty. The Motherland has changed a lot in the years since Natasha left the KGB. Picking up the pieces of her lost past leads her straight back to the elite black-ops training academy known only as the Red Room..or what’s left it. The secrets she discovers about her training there will shatter her past and send shockwaves deep into her future.

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605550-00411


BULLSEYE: GREATEST HITS #4

Written by DANIEL WAY

Penciled by STEVE DILLON

Cover by MIKE DEODATO, JR.

PART 4 (OF 5)

Bullseye relives his crowning achievement, revealing a new wrinkle in his tumultuous relationship with a certain female assassin. Guest-starring Daredevil and Elektra!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR+ …$2.99

UPC: 5960605567-00411


MADROX #4 (OF 5)

Written by Peter David

Penciled by Pablo Raimondi

Cover by David Lloyd

PART 4 (OF 5)

A stunning revelation about his ladylove shocks Madrox as he seeks to discover the nature of Vance’s “final solution for the mutant problem.” But as a trap is sprung in a blazing warehouse, Madrox finds his greatest opposition may be closer than he suspected. Meanwhile, Rahne squares off against a cheating spouse who will do whatever it takes–including killing Rahne–to cover his tracks.

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605555-00411


DISTRICT X #8

Written by DAVID HINE

Penciled by LAN MEDINA

Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN

“UNDERGROUND” PART 2 (OF 6)

As the mystery of the creature underneath the streets deepens, a more personal matter threatens Bishop and Ismael’s friendship. THE sleeper hit of X-Men Reload – District X rolls on, now adorned with beautiful Rodolfo Migliari covers!

32 PGS./Marvel PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605530-00811


ELEKTRA: THE HAND #5

Written by AKIRA YOSHIDA

Penciled by CHRISTIAN GOSSETT & JIM CHUENG

Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ

PART 5 (OF 5)

Betrayed by the very group he helped create, Yoshioka and Eliza take on The Hand in this pulse-pounding climax. Do these two warriors stand a chance against the most powerful samurai in all Japan? And what impact will this fateful battle have on the Marvel Universe, and The Hand’s place in it? The stunning conclusion that ties the past to the present!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605619-00511


DAREDEVIL #68

Written by Brian Michael Bendis

Art & Cover by Alex Maleev

“GOLDEN AGE” PART 3 (OF 4)

The epic Daredevil anniversary storyline continues, traversing three different eras in Daredevil’s life. As Matt Murdock’s past catches up with him, the original Kingpin is there to deal the punishment! Featuring stunning artwork by Alex Maleev in a style you’ve never seen before!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960604706-06811


HULK & THING: HARD KNOCKS #4

Written by BRUCE JONES

Art & Cardstock Cover by JAE LEE

Thing…fight…dirty…Hulk…smash! It’s the final round of the ultimate slugfest, courtesy of Bruce Jones and superstar artist Jae Lee. Think you know everything about the unique relationship between this pair? Guess again.

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$3.50

UPC: 5960605605-00411


TOMB OF DRACULA #3

Written by ROB RODI

Penciled by JAMIE TOLAGSON

Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ

PART 3 (OF 6)

As Dracula undergoes a violent physical transformation that might result in the extermination of the human race, Blade and his team of vampire hunters race toward Castle Dracula only to find themselves under assault by the first wave of alpha-vampires who are sworn to protect their master.

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR+ …$2.99

UPC: 5960605568-00311


STOKER’S DRACULA #2

Written by ROY THOMAS

Art and Cardstock Cover by DICK GIORDANO

PART 2 (OF 4)

The horror continues as Dracula makes his way to England and sets his sights on Lucy Westenra and Mina Harker. This issue finishes reprinting the previously serialized B&W ink-wash adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and continues with the first pages of all-new artwork in almost 30 years! Every 6 weeks another issue will arise.

B&W/48 PGS./ MARVEL PSR …$3.99

UPC: 5960605577-00211


STRANGE #3 (of 6)

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI & SAMM BARNES

Pencils & Cardstock Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

PART 3 (OF 6)

Brash young surgeon Dr. Stephen Strange is on a collision course with destiny – a journey that will force him to search the deepest corners of his own heart…and the outer reaches of the cosmos!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$3.50

UPC: 5960605606-00311


MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #13

Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA

Penciled by JIM MUINEZ

Cover by FRANK CHO

“EYES WITHOUT A FACE” PART 1 (OF 2)

It’s good news all around-not just for the FF, who have reclaimed their status as New York’s premiere super hero team-but for their friend and ally Alicia Masters. After a lifetime of darkness, the blind sculptress’s eyesight has been restored by her father Philip Masters-the seemingly reformed villain Puppet Master-but at what cost? Either all is as it seems…or darker forces are at work.

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$2.99

UPC: 5960605606-00311

MAX COMICS


SUPREME POWER #14

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Pencils & Cover by GARY FRANK

“THE SQUADRON” PART 2 (OF 6)

It’s high noon as Hyperion, Nighthawk and The Blur have a long-overdue showdown with the super-powered serial killer that has been terrorizing the nation. Find out here if the newly formed squadron makes it out of this fight alive!

32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY …$2.99

UPC: 5960605457-01411


PUNISHER #15

Written by GARTH ENNIS

Penciled by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

Cover by TIM BRADSTREET

“MOTHER RUSSIA” PART 3 (OF 6)

Frank Castle cuts a bloody swath through Russia, where a lot of bad men need to be punished…

32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY …$2.99

UPC: 5960605497-01511


PUNISHER: RED XMAS

Written by JIMMY PALMIOTTI & JUSTIN GRAY

Art & Cover by MARK TEXEIRA

‘Tis the season… for revenge. Following an eight casket funeral, a group of vengeful mob widows go holiday shopping for the perfect assassin to take down the man responsible — and enlist the services of the lovely and lethal Sicilian assassin known as Suspiria.

48 PGS. / PARENTAL ADVISORY . . . $3.99

UPC: 5960605657-00111

ICON COMICS


POWERS #7

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art & Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING

BRAND-NEW STORY ARC! One of the great defenders of the city’s dark streets has been murdered… by a cop. And how does this affect the burgeoning career of the new Retro Girl?

Cops, capes and super hero mayhem from the writer of the Avengers and Daredevil. A perfect jumping-on point!

o Nominated for the Eisner for Best Writer of the Year!

32 PGS./MATURE …$2.95

UPC: 5960605609-00711

powers is TM & © 2004 Jinxworld Inc., 2004. All Rights Reserved.

MARVEL POSTERS

ULTIMATES V.2 #1 POSTER

Art by Bryan Hitch

24″ x 36″ / FC …$5.95

UPC: 59606-05400-00042

ON SALE 12/01/04, FOC 11/11/04, POP 11/03/04

MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVELS


MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL TPB

Written by ROBERT AGUIRRE-SACASA, TOM DEFALCO, ROY THOMAS, CHRIS CLAREMONT, DAVID MICHELINIE & PETER DAVID

Penciled by ROSS ANDRU, JOHN BYRNE, TODD MCFARLANE, BILL JAASKA & MORE

Cover by STUART IMMONEN

In the merry Marvel tradition comes a holiday special featuring three brand-new stories, including a riff on “A Christmas Carol” starring Spider-Man! Plus: Treat yourself to a hardy helping of yuletide yarns from holidays past…

“Have Yourself a Sandman Little Christmas,” Marvel Team-Up #1 (1971) – Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four’s Human Torch tackle the Sandman on Christmas Eve!

“Demon,” Uncanny X-Men #143 (1980) – Home alone on Christmas Eve, Kitty Pryde – the X-Men’s newest and youngest member – finds her training tested by an inhuman pursuer!

“Down and Out in Forest Hills,” Amazing Spider-Man #314 (1988) – Peter and Mary Jane are evicted from their apartment – just in time for Christmas!

“Rhino Plastered,” Incredible Hulk #378 (1990) – What happens when a lonely super-villain scores a job as a department-store Santa? Two words: “Hulk smash!”

144 PGS./MARVEL ALL AGES …$15.99

UPC: 5960611625-00111

ISBN: 0-7851-1625-7


UNCANNY X-MEN: THE NEW AGE VOL. 1: THE END OF HISTORY TPB

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Pencils & Cover by ALAN DAVIS

Beloved X-Men writer Chris Claremont returns to the title he made famous, joined by frequent collaborator Alan Davis – no stranger to UNCANNY X-MEN himself, having written and drawn the series several years ago. New alliances are forged as old friendships are rekindled, but one thing is certain: The X-Men will never be the same! With the team split in two, the Uncanny X-Men must face the unbridled force of the Fury on two sides of the globe! Will the villain’s “divide-and-conquer” plan prove to be the X-Men’s ultimate undoing?

Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN #444-449.

144 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$12.99

UPC: 5960611535-00111

ISBN: 0-7851-1535-8


NEW X-MEN: ACADEMY X VOL. 1: CHOOSING SIDES TPB

Written by NUNZIO DEFILIPPIS & CHRISTINA WEIR

Penciled by RANDY GREEN & STAZ JOHNSON

Cover by RANDY GREEN

The children at the X-Mansion thought they had it tough when Professor X was running things – but now that Cyclops and Emma Frost have taken over the reins of the school, they’re wishing for the simpler times of yesterday! As a new semester begins at the Xavier Institute, the X-Men-in-training are just getting comfortable with one another as the devastating news hits: The teachers plan to separate them into different squads! What happens when best friends are torn from one another in the name of school policy? And what do the New X-Men do about it?

144 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$14.99

UPC: 5960611538-00111

ISBN: 0-7851-1538-2


ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL. 1: GIFTED TPB

Written by JOSS WHEDON

Pencils & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

Dream-team creators Joss Whedon (TV’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and John Cassaday (Planetary, CAPTAIN AMERICA) present the explosive, all-new flagship X-Men series – marking a return to classic greatness and the beginning of a brand-new era for the X-Men! Cyclops and Emma Frost re-form the X-Men with the express purpose of “astonishing” the world. But when breaking news regarding the mutant gene unexpectedly hits the airwaves, will it derail their new plans before they even get started? As demand for the “mutant cure” reaches near-riot levels, the X-Men go head-to-head with the enigmatic Ord, with an unexpected ally – and some unexpected adversaries — tipping the scales! Collects ASTONISHING X-MEN #1-6.

144 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$14.99

UPC: 5960611531-00111

ISBN: 0-7851-1531-5

X-MEN: DREAM’S END TPB

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL, JOE PRUETT & ROBERT WEINBERG

Penciled by SALVADOR LARROCA, LEINIL FRANCIS YU, THOMAS DERENICK & MICHAEL RYAN

Cover by IAN CHURCHILL

The death of Colossus, reprinted here for the first time! For too long mutants were threatened by the twin specters of the Legacy Virus and anti-mutant politics. Now, the X-Men hope to end both threats, but at what cost to their oldest and dearest? Are there deaths from which even the X-Men can’t return? Featuring Mystique, Cable and the last issue of Bishop’s solo series!

192 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$17.99

UPC: 5960611551-00111

ISBN: 0-7851-1551-X

MYSTIQUE VOL. 3: UNNATURAL TPB

Written by SEAN MCKEEVER

Illustrated by MANUEL GARCIA

Cover by MIKE MAYHEW

When everyone’s favorite shape-shifting secret agent is sent to Europe to investigate a biotech company rumored to be using mutants as guinea pigs, she discovers a mystery far greater than anything she’d imagined! As Mystique and Shortpack get closer to their objective, they must confront a new revelation: that someone is selling transient mutants as guinea pigs, slaves and worse! Will Mystique go after this mutant-selling scum, or will she allow her personal crisis to tear her apart first?

120 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$13.99

UPC: 5960611556-00111

ISBN: 0-7851-1556-0

These MYSTIQUE TRADE

PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!

MYSTIQUE VOL. 2: TINKER, TAILOR, MUTANT, SPY…$17.99

(UPC: 5960611555; ISBN: 0-7851-1555-2)


WOLVERINE: THE END TPB

Written by PAUL JENKINS

Pencils & Cover by CLAUDIO CASTELLINI

Marvel’s critically acclaimed THE END line continues with a look at the final days in the life of Logan – the man called Wolverine! It’s the distant future, and a series of strange events sends the aging Wolverine on a globe-spanning quest to find the final truths behind his origin. But when he encounters a mysterious figure from his past, everything he thought he knew is turned upside-down! It’s the end of a legend, written by the man who brought you the beginning of the story, Paul (ORIGIN) Jenkins!

144 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$14.99

UPC: 5960611349-00111

ISBN: 0-7851-1349-5


AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED: THOR TPB

Written by MIKE AVON OEMING

Illustrated by ANDREA DIVITO

Ragnarok appears to have come for the gods of Asgard, and only Thor and his Avengers allies might be able to stave off that fate – but will the Thunder God be Asgard’s savior, or the architect of its downfall? In search of new wisdom, Thor must repeat the ordeals of Odin – and the price may be too terrible for even an immortal to pay! Beset on all sides by treacherous foes from his past, the God of Thunder leads the tattered remnants of the forces of Asgard on a desperate quest, as the Realm Eternal burns. Collects THOR #80-85.

144 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$14.99

UPC: 5960611599-00111

ISBN: 0-7851-1599-4


AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED: CAPTAIN AMERICA TPB

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN & PRIEST

Illustrated by SCOT EATON & JOE BENNETT

Cover by STEVE EPTING

Captain America and Diamondback are reunited after all these years – but their reunion is bittersweet, as Cap is consumed with remorse over recent cataclysmic events involving the Avengers. Meanwhile, all is not right within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. How is it that Nick Fury is completely unaware? And what does all this have to do with a certain Red-Skulled villain who’s been lurking in the background? Plus: Finding himself a fugitive from justice, the Falcon must battle his way past elite naval operatives – even as Cap is forced to choose between his partner and his principles while suffering an enigmatic battle fatigue that replays his worst failure and presents the Scarlet Witch as his only refuge.

Collects CAPTAIN AMERICA #29-32 and CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE FALCON #5-7.

168 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$17.99

UPC: 5960611648-00111

ISBN: 0-7851-1648-6


SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 4: DISASSEMBLED TPB

Written by PAUL JENKINS

Illustrated by MICHAEL RYAN & HUMBERTO RAMOS

Spider-Man’s life is thrown into turmoil as he begins to undergo a shocking transformation – one that may well leave the web-slinger scarred forever! What is the cause of this strange mutation – and how does it connect to the troubles plaguing the Avengers? Betrayed by his body and suffering the painful effects of his slow transformation from man to arachnid, Spidey must confront the architect of his metamorphosis – the Queen! But only Captain America holds the key to her defeat! Collects SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #15-20.

144 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$14.99

UPC: 5960611626-00111

ISBN: 0-7851-1626-5

These SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1: THE HUNGER…$11.99

(UPC: 5960611169; ISBN: 0-7851-1169-7)

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2: COUNTDOWN…$11.99

(UPC: 5960611313; ISBN: 0-7851-1313-4)

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 3: HERE THERE BE MONSTERS…$9.99

(UPC: 5960611333; ISBN: 0-7851-1333-9)


FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 5: DISASSEMBLED TPB

Written by MARK WAID & KARL KESEL

Illustrated by PACO MEDINA & MIKE WIERINGO

Manhattan is cut off from the rest of the world by a fleet of miles-high alien spacecraft -and that’s just the beginning! With the Avengers in disarray, New York reluctantly turns to the disenfranchised Fantastic Four, the only heroes in town, to save them – but where to even start? And which member of the team will make a decision that will radically change the Fantastic Four for some time to come? Plus: Witness the genesis of an all-new, all-twisted Frightful Four! Collects FANTASTIC FOUR #514-519.

144 PGS./ MARVEL PSR …$14.99

UPC: 5960611536-00111

ISBN: 0-7851-1536-6

These FANTASTIC FOUR

GRAPHIC NOVELS STILL AVAILABLE!

FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 1 HC…$29.99

(UPC: 5960611486; ISBN: 0-7851-1486-6)

FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 3: AUTHORITATIVE ACTION…$12.99

(UPC: 5960611198; ISBN: 0-7851-1198-0)

FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 4: HEREAFTER…$11.99

(UPC: 5960611526; ISBN: 0-7851-1526-9)


AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED: IRON MAN: TPB

Written by MARK RICKETTS & JOHN JACKSON MILLER

Illustrated by TONY HARRIS & JORGE LUCAS

Some think Tony Stark has lost his battle with the bottle. Others think he can’t control his violent temper. Some think he’s a homicidal maniac. Even his closest friends are beginning to doubt him, wondering why he won’t fend off these accusations. But Stark’s self-imposed exile is cut short, as Iron Man must face off against his evil doppelganger, which has embarked on a murderous rampage aimed at those in charge of Stark Enterprises! Only one of them can remain standing. And even the victor is under threat of extinction.

Collects IRON MAN #84-89.

144 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$14.99

UPC: 5960611653-00111

ISBN: 0-7851-1653-2

FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: JOHN BYRNE VOL. 3 TPB

Written by JOHN BYRNE

Pencils & Cover by JOHN BYRNE

Not since the days of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the trailblazers of the Marvel Universe, had someone so perfectly captured the intense mood, cosmic style and classic sense of adventure of Marvel’s first family of super heroes. Writer/artist John Byrne launched the Fantastic Four into realms where few creators before had dared to go. Now, the collection of his classic run continues! Featuring a four-part epic deep within the Negative Zone — and the death of…Reed Richards?! Plus: Galactus devours the Skrull homeworld, and the Fantastic Four say goodbye to the Baxter Building! Guest-starring the Avengers! Collects FANTASTIC FOUR #251-257 and ANNUAL #17, AVENGERS #233, and THING #2.

264 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$24.99

UPC: 5960611679-00111

ISBN: 0-7851-1679-6

These FF VISIONARIES: JOHN BYRNE TPBs STILL AVAILABLE!

FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: JOHN BYRNE VOL. 1…$19.95 (UPC: 5960610779)

FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: JOHN BYRNE VOL. 2…$24.99 (UPC: 5960611464)


ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 2: DOOM TPB

Written by WARREN ELLIS

Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN

After a bizarre experiment unexpectedly imbued them with extraordinary powers, high-school genius Reed Richards and his fellow adventurers must learn to adapt to their amazing new situation. But before they can even begin to get accustomed, former classmate Victor Van Damme – who was caught in the same experiment that gave the Fantastic Four their superhuman powers – returns to exact his revenge!

144 PGS./MARVEL ALL AGES …$12.99

UPC: 5960611457-00111

ISBN: 0-7851-1457-2

These ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR TRADE PAPERBACKS STILL AVAILABLE!

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 1: THE FANTASTIC…$12.99 (UPC: 5960611393; ISBN: 0-7851-1392-2)

IDENTITY DISC TPB

Written by ROBERT RODI

Penciled by JOHN HIGGINS

Cover by TONY HARRIS

Six of Marvel’s most violent and cunning villains – Sabretooth, Bullseye, the Juggernaut, Deadpool, Sandman and the Vulture – are forced to work together by a mysterious agent who somehow knows every dark and dirty secret in their violent lives. Their mission: to retrieve the nearly priceless Identity Disc – purported to contain the true identities, the home addresses and even the credit reports of every hero in the Marvel Universe! Collects IDENTITY DISC #1-5.

120 PGS./ MARVEL PSR …$13.99

UPC: 5960611567-00111

ISBN: 0-7851-1567-6

VENOM VS. CARNAGE TPB

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Pencils & Cover by

CLAYTON CRAIN

What’s worse than one mayhem-producing symbiote? Two. What’s worse than that? Three. That’s right: Venom’s offspring, Carnage, is about to have a baby itself – a creature of indescribable power and appetites. Question is, who’s gonna bring up baby? Quick – someone call Spider-Man! Guest-starring Black Cat!

96 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$9.99

UPC: 5960611524-00111

ISBN: 0-7851-1524-2


WHAT IF? CLASSIC VOL. 1 TPB

Written by ROY THOMAS, JIM SHOOTER & DON GLUT

Penciled by JIM CRAIG, HERB TRIMPE, GIL KANE, FRANK ROBBINS, GEORGE TUSKA & RICK HOBERG

Cover by RON WILSON

Because YOU demanded it: The first six awe-inspiring issues of the most awesomely offbeat series of all time — collected in one sense-staggering volume…

WHAT IF? (Vol. 1) #1 – What if Spider-Man Joined the Fantastic Four?

WHAT IF? (Vol. 1) #2 – What if the Hulk Had Always Had Bruce Banner’s Brain?

WHAT IF? (Vol. 1) #3 – What if the Avengers Had Never Been?

WHAT IF? (Vol. 1) #4 – What if the Invaders Had Stayed Together After World War Two?

WHAT IF? (Vol. 1) #5 – What if Captain America and Bucky Had Both Survived World War II?

WHAT IF? (Vol. 1) #6 – What if the Fantastic Four Had Different Super-Powers?

Six titanic tales of triumph and tragedy in the mighty Marvel tradition!

224 PGS./MARVEL PSR …$24.99

UPC: 5960611702-00111

ISBN: 0-7851-1702-4


MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 2

Written by Stan Lee

Pencils by Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Gil Kane, John Romita and more!

Cover by John Romita

Hulk-inued at long last! After fifteen years the time has come for Marvel’s Green Goliath to grace his second Marvel Masterworks collection! Kicking off with a Hulk/Giant-Man thrown down, and pulling no punches straight into a toe-to-toe with the mighty Hercules, Dr. Robert Bruce Banner’s mean, green alter ego battles General Thunderbolt Ross, the Leader and his Humanoids, the Executioner and more communists than you can shake a tank at in this earth-shattering series of scintillating slobberknockers! With art by no less than Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby and Gil Kane in his first-ever Marvel tale, well we needn’t say more-reserve your copy today, True Believer! Collecting Tales to Astonish #59-79.

256 PGS./ALL AGES…$49.99

UPC: 5960611654-00111

ISBN: 0-7851-1654-0

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 2

– VARIANT EDITION

256 PGS./ALL AGES…$54.99

UPC: 5960611655-00111

ISBN: 0-7851-1655-9

MARVEL BACK TO PRESS!


SPIDER-MAN: MAXIMUM CARNAGE TPB

Written by Tom DeFalco, J.M. DeMatteis, Terry Kavanagh & David Michelinie

Penciled by Mark Bagley, Sal Buscema, Ron Lim, Tom Lyle & Alex Saviuk

The perennial fan-favorite collection, back in print! Carnage, the spawn of Venom, has assembled an army of Spider-Man’s criminally insane adversaries to spread his message of hostility, chaos and wholesale slaughter: Carrion, Demogoblin, Shriek and the Spider-Man Doppelganger! Outmanned and overpowered, the wall-crawler must recruit his own band of super-beings to combat the rising tide of evil: Black Cat, Cloak & Dagger, Firestar, Captain America, Deathlok and … Venom?! Spider-Man’s worst enemy becomes his uneasy ally in the battle to halt Carnage’s mad rampage. But when he finds himself at odds with a number of his allies, who want to finish Carnage and his cronies once and for all, Spider-Man must decide whether to violate his personal code of honor to rid the world of pure evil. Can the web-slinger find an alternative before it’s too late? Either choice carries dire consequences! Collects AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Vol. 1) #378-380, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #201-203, SPIDER-MAN #35-37, SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #1 and #2, and WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #101-103.

336 PGS./Marvel PSR …$29.99

UPC: 5960610987-00113

ISBN: 0-7851-0987-0

MARVEL PREVIEWS #16

HEY, GOOD LOOKIN’! Got your attention, didn’t I? This is the Wolverine, bub, and I’m this month’s guest-speaker for the Marketing Department at Marvel. Before I roll this “indispensable ordering tool” into my back pocket and hit the road for some suds, I wanted to talk to you spuds about Marvel Previews.

Now, from the script: “Each issue of MARVEL PREVIEWS is a comic-book-sized, 96-page, glossy full-color guide to all of Marvel’s upcoming releases.” If Marvel Previews knows what’s good for it, it includes special previews of upcoming or sold-out projects that me and my X-Men pals may appear in. THIS issue — MARVEL PREVIEWS #14 — features items scheduled to go on sale in JANUARY 2005! Man, January, huh? I remember a January in Madripoor with that Tyger . . . well, that’s a story for another time, when you’re a little older…

Well, that’s all I’m sayin’. Go ask your retailer to reserve you a copy and order form today, or the next knock at your door just might be a 5’3″ guy, who’s the best there is at what he does!

96 PGS./MARVEL PSR…JUST $0.99!

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

IN STORES 11/24 (Final Order Cut-off [FOC] Thursday, 11/4)

UPC: 5960605479-01711

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