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Marvel Comics solicitations for product shipping in June, 2002. Updated w/ Black Panther correction & cover.

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Marvel Comics solicitations for product shipping in June, 2002.  Updated w/ Black Panther correction & cover.

MAX

Alias No. 10

painted cover by david mack

brian michael bendis (w)/michael gaydos (a)

THE SCOOP: A special stand-alone issue!

THE SET-UP: Red-hot writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos continue their gritty tale of Jessica Jones, a former costumed crime-fighter who’s now a down-and-out private investigator specializing in superhuman cases!

THE STORY: Why does the one and only J. Jonah Jameson want Jessica for a job? And can she work for scum like him? This special stand-alone issue features full-painted art by Michael Gaydos and a unique illustrated-text format!

THE BUZZ: “ALIAS was one of the most innovative new comics of 2001, and remains a testament to how far Marvel has gone in the space of a year.” – Comics International

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

THE WARNING: Contains explicit content. Recommended for adult readers.

7-59606-05124-3-01011 2.99

Black Widow: Pale Little Spider No. 3

cover by greg horn

greg rucka (w)/igor kordey (p & i)

THE SCOOP: The hard-hitting climax to the new Black Widow’s darkest case!

THE SET-UP: Master crime writer Greg Rucka (Whiteout) and Igor Kordey (CABLE) present a tough tale of international espionage agent Yelena Belova – the new Black Widow!

THE STORY: Deep in Moscow’s sexual underground, the young Black Widow must chase down a stone-cold killer. But is this just another game to the killer — or something deeper?

THE BUZZ: “What could have been a sordid piece of exploitive genre junk is instead haunting and emotionally honest.” -Comics Buyer’s Guide

THE FORMAT: A three-part, monthly series. This issue is 32 pages, with ads.

THE WARNING: Contains explicit content. Recommended for adult readers.

7-59606-05152-6-00311 2.99

The Hood No. 2

cover by kyle hotz

brian k. vaughan (w)/kyle hotz (p)/eric powell (i)

THE SCOOP: Enter the controversial and complex life of a brand-new super-villain in this hard-edged, MAX crime drama!

THE STORY: Discovering the true power of his recently acquired apparel, small time hoodlum Parker Robbins steps up to the big leagues of costumed villainy! But the young man soon learns that there are downsides to his new career- as in the attention of the FBI, the anger of the mob, and the jealousy of competing super-criminals (including some classic Marvel villains as you’ve never seen them before)!

THE CREATORS: Writer Brian K. Vaughan (Swamp Thing, CYCLOPS) and artist Kyle Hotz (The Agency, THE INCREDIBLE HULK) conspire on this street-level MAX series!

THE FORMAT: The second issue of this monthly, six-part story is 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper.

THE WARNING: Contains explicit content. Recommended for adult readers.

7-59606-05322-3-0011 2.99

Blade No. 4

painted cover by tim bradstreet

christopher hinz (w)/steve pugh (p&I)

THE SCOOP: Thirsting for a Blade comic as wicked as his new movie? Then sink your teeth into the vampire killer’s own MAX title!

THE STORY: Blade hunts down the vampires responsible for Fofo’s missing fingers, but someone’s fingered Blade instead, and now the assassins from the Seven are lying in wait for the Daywalker! In the midst of all this, Blade learns he has a chance to become fully human – but will he take it?

THE CREATORS: Novelist Christopher Hinz and Eisner-nominated artist Steve Pugh (Preacher: Saint of Killers) join forces to resurrect the Daywalker in this violent new ongoing series! Plus: fully painted covers by Tim Bradstreet – who helped design the two Blade movies!

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

THE WARNING: Contains explicit content. Recommended for adult readers.

7-59606-05195-3-00411 2.99

Cage No. 4

cover by richard corben

cbrian azzarello (w)/richard corben (p&I)

THE SCOOP: What is Cage’s secret shame?

THE SET-UP: Life on the streets is a high stakes game. There are winners and losers. Those that play by the rules, do so at their own risk, and often pay a price. Who’s got their back? There’s a man who can set things straight. A specialist. He doesn’t come cheap, but if you’ve got the bank, he’s got game. And plenty of it. Some know him as a “Hero for Hire.” Some as a “Power Man.” For others, he’s an urban legend. He’s all — and none — of the above. His name is Cage. You think you know him? Think again.

THE STORY: Cage has got a major skeleton in his closet. A skeleton that someone’s about to dig up, dust off, and lay on the table. Question is, when they do, can Cage ante up?

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper.

THE WARNING: Contains explicit content. Recommended for adult readers.

7-59606-05255-4-00411 2.99

Howard The Duck No. 6

painted cover by glenn fabry

steve gerber (W)/phil winslade (p)

THE SCOOP: Duck or mouse? Find out as the mini-series concludes!

THE STORY: Howard goes to Hell, where he and God have it out — once and for all — over a beer! You won’t want to miss “Creator’s Rights!”

THE BUZZ: “As sharp, biting, funny, and just plain great as ever.” -Silver BulletComics.com

THE FORMAT: A six-part series. This issue is 32 pages, with ads.

THE WARNING: Contains explicit content. Recommended for adult readers.

7-59606-05209-7-00611 2.99

SPIDER-MAN

Spider-Girl No. 48

cover by pat olliffe & al williamson

tom defalco (w)/pat olliffe (p)/al williamson (i)

Beginning a new story that’ll have fans of the Clone Saga doing flips! Spider-Girl’s super hero life gets ever more complicated as her dad reassumes his costumed identity as Spider-Man — just as Kaine suddenly appears on the scene! Plus: heretofore hidden facts surrounding Mayday’s kidnapping when she was just a baby! Guest-starring the all-new Scarlet Spider!

7-59606-03503-8-04811 2.50

Spider-Man: Get Kraven No. 1

cover by joe quesada

ron zimmerman (w)/al rio (p)/sandu florea (i)

THE SCOOP: “Get Shorty” meets “The Player” in this five-issue series that dishes the dirt on the dark underbelly of show biz! Plus: In addition to an all-new 23-page story, this issue also features the 25-page “You Can Call Me Al” serial that ran in the May Marvel titles! That’s 48 pages of action for only $2.99!

THE STORY: Alyosha Kravinoff — a.k.a. the son of “Kraven the Hunter” — is the kind of guy that boys love to hate and girls hate to love. Trouble in leopard-skin boots, a six thousand dollar suit, and with a killer smile. Indeed, with his movie-star looks, heightened senses, razor-sharp tongue and thirty million dollar inheritance, you’d think that Al Kravinoff would be living The Life. But in reality, he’s running a family legacy that makes him the first of his bloodline not to be obsessed with the death and destruction of a certain wall-crawler. Where to funnel that excess energy? Kraven is about to dive in the great fountain of all dreams, and swim with its many sharks. And god help the sleazebag producers, self-absorbed movie stars and hired goons who get in his path. Hollywood has seen its fair share of players, but no one plays the game like Kraven. Kraven wants to make a movie. And what Kraven wants, Kraven gets.

RETAILER NOTE: GET KRAVEN will be set up in a five-part that will run in half of Marvel’s titles in May, so you know everyone’s going to be following it!

THE FORMAT: The first issue of this five-part series — which also includes the five-part serial — is 48 pages, with no ads! Now that’s a bargain!

7-59606-05351-3-00111(MarvelPG) 2.99

Spider-Man, Ultimate No. 23

cover by mark bagley

brian michael bendis (w)/mark bagley (p)/art thibert (i)

THE SCOOP: Green Goblin! Gwen Stacy! Plus a surprise guest star!

THE STORY: Peter Parker’s life is sent in a downward spiral when Norman Osborn and his evil alterego returns! Meanwhile, Peter’s relationship with bad girl Gwen Stacy takes a shocking twist — one that may have serious repercussions for Mary Jane! Plus: a surprise appearance by an enigmatic figure straight from the pages of THE ULTIMATES!

THE BUZZ: “This comic has been excellent since the very first issue. It’s the most consistently enjoyable comic out there! Bendis ‘gets’ everything that makes Spider-Man (and Peter Parker) such a fun character and he captures the mood perfectly every single time!” -Aint It Cool News

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper, with a cardstock cover.

7-59606-05031-4-02311 2.25

Spider-Man, Amazing No. 42

cover by jason pearson

j. michael straczynski (w)/john romita jr. (p)/scott hanna (i)

THE SCOOP: Another new issue of wall-crawling goodness!

THE STORY: Hey, it’s Spidey by the killer team of J.Michael Straczynski, John Romita Jr. and Scott Hanna — what else do you need to know?

THE BUZZ: “Spidey’s always been #1 in our hearts, but now he’s damn near in sales as well… even more impressive is that the title’s sales have doubled since May 2001, just over half a year ago. Truly, the team of Straczynski and Romita Jr. is amazing!” -Wizard, The Comics Magazine

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

7-59606-04716-1-04211 (MarvelPG) 2.25

Spider-Man: Blue No. 2

cover by tim sale

jeph loeb (w)/tim sale (p & i)

THE SCOOP: The Marvel Knights take a swing at Spider-Man as writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale — the award-winning team that brought you DAREDEVIL: YELLOW — deliver another modern day classic!

THE STORY: With the Green Goblin out of Spider-Man’s way, Peter Parker grows closer to Harry Osborn – and to Harry’s friend Gwen Stacy! Sometimes it seems as if Peter’s biggest problem is how to get his boss, J. Jonah Jameson of the Daily Bugle, to pay him enough money to afford to take Gwen out on a date. And other times, it seems as if avoiding the hoofs of the Rhino might be more pressing!

THE FORMAT: The second issue of this six-part, monthly mini-series is 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper with a cardstock cover.

7-59606-05341-4-00211 (MarvelPG) 3.50

Spider-Man: Quality Of Life No. 2

cover by scott sava

greg rucka (w)/scott sava (a)

THE SCOOP: The world-famous web-slinger faces off against his classic adversary, The Lizard, in a wide-screen action epic written by Greg Rucka (Queen and Country) and digitally illustrated by breakout sensation Scott Sava (The Lab)!

THE STORY: Dr. Curt Connors’ attempts to better himself and the world around him only turned him — literally — into the monster known as the Lizard! But there are worse monsters out there. Some walk on two legs and hide behind a maze of red tape and bureacracy. And then there are other still more sinister — others like the Yith!

THE FORMAT: The second issue of this four-part, monthly mini-series is 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper, with a cardstock cover.

7-59606-05333-9-00111 (MarvelPG) 2.99

Spider-Man, Peter Parker No. 45

cover by humberto ramos

paul jenkins (w)/humberto ramos (p)/wayne faucher (i)

THE SCOOP: Regular cover artist — and major Spider-Man fan — Humberto Ramos lends his extraordinary talents to a special four-part story featuring the return of the web-slinger’s most relentless foe: the Green Goblin!

THE STORY: Last we saw Spider-Man, he was left battered and bruised by the hands of the Green Goblin! Now the Goblin’s plan starts to unfold as he goes after someone very close to Peter! And by the end of this issue, that person’s life will never be the same!

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

7-59606-04717-8-0451 (MarvelPG) 2.25

Spider-Man: Sweet Charity

cover by j. scott campbell & tim townsend

ron zimmerman (w)/darick robertson (p)/rodney ramos (i)

THE SCOOP: Tonight Show host Jay Leno makes his Marvel Comics debut in this special 64-page Spider-Man one-shot, by Howard Stern Show writer Ron Zimmerman and penciller Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan)!

THE STORY: Cruel fate descends on the wall-crawler is forced — thanks to a star-studded celebrity fundraising auction — to spend a weekend camping trip with his number one nemesis: J. Jonah Jameson! And for this odd couple, ticks, coyotes and bears may be the least of their problems! It seems that someone with a burning hatred for both of them sees an opportunity to take out two birds with one stone! Yes, the Scorpion is back — and he’s madder than ever!

THE FORMAT: This 64-page one-shot is printed on glossy-stock paper.

o RETAILER ALERT: The appearance by Leno is bound to generate massive mainstream buzz — so make sure you can satisfy the curious who will come looking for this issue!

7-59606-05291-2-00111 (MarvelPG) 4.95

Spider-Man, Tangled Web No. 15: The Collaborator

cover by paul pope

paul pope (w & P)

THE SCOOP: It’s Spider-Man — via Paul Pope (Heavy Liquid)!

THE SET-UP: Marvel continues to reach out to unique creators, and TANGLED WEB is the place to let them strut their stuff! We believe in a Spidey book for every type of reader, and this comic – which examines the wall-crawler from a more street-level view – is perfect for those who never thought they’d ever read a Spidey book!

THE STORY: Thirteen-year-old Heather has a severe crush on a certain web-spinning super hero that’s got her father climbing the walls — literally! Seems Heather’s old man has a few exoskeletons in his closet that he’d just as soon put to use squashing his archrival — and what time is better than the present?

THE BUZZ: “With an impressive roster of guest creators and an approach that has a bit of indy cool, TANGLED WEB continues to surprise and please me.” -Randy Lander, TheFourthRail.com

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock with a cardstock cover.

7-59606-05106-9-01511 (MarvelPG) 2.99

Spider-Man/Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do No. 1

cover by terry & rachel dodson

kevin smith/terry dodson/rachel dodson

THE SCOOP: King of All Comics Kevin Smith takes the reins of comics’ hottest character — Spider-Man — in an all-new four-part story that will send the wall-crawler on a collision course with his old flame, the Black Cat!

THE STORY: The mysterious disappearance of an old friend brings Felicia Hardy to the Big Apple in search of answers. But, as luck would have it, a certain web-slinger — who also happens to be her ex-lover — is following the same trail! How long will it take before they do some… catching up?

THE CREATORS: You know he’s a famous moviemaker and comics writer, but wait until you see Kevin Smith cut loose on the one-and-only Spider-Man! And is there a more perfect artist to draw the shapely Black Cat than Terry Dodson (Harley Quinn)?

THE FORMAT: The first issue of this four-part series is 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy paper with a cardstock cover.

7-59606-05309-4-00111 (MarvelPG) 2.99

X-MEN

Exiles No. 14

cover by mike mckone, mark mckenna & jose villarrubia

judd winick (W)/mike mckone (P)/jon holdredge (i)

The Exiles tremble before the might of Dr. Doom! Or do they? What would cause the Exiles to team up with the most deadly villain of any reality? Let’s put it this way: if they don’t, they’ll be forced to join the rest of this reality’s Earth sleeping with the fishes! Plus: Mimic gets a chance to shine — but with this title, is that a good thing or a bad thing? “EXILES is my favorite book on the stands. Why? Constant growth and evolution of stories and ideas; almost monthly revamps; comedic and passionate writing; expressive and inspired artwork; and a cast of realistic, emotional characters.” -Aint It Cool News

7-59606-05108-3-01411 (MarvelPG) 2.25

Morlocks No. 3

cover by shawn martinbrough

geoff johns (w)/shawn martinbrough (p)

Continuing a look into the ubran myth that is spreading across America: where lurk the Morlocks? The pact the underground mutants made begins to fall apart when one of them goes too far against humanity. As the Chicago Police invade their home, one of the Morlocks reveals their ultimate sin while another finds salvation in the most unlikely of places!

7-59606-05249-3-00311 (MarvelPG) 2.50

Muties No. 5

cover by trent kaniuga

karl bollers (W)/trent kaniuga (p)

Think all mutants wear flashy costumes and have goofy codenames? Think again!

7-59606-05170-0-00511 (MarvelPG) 2.50

New X-Men No. 127

cover by igor kordey

grant morrison (W)/igor kordey (P)

THE SCOOP: It’s NEW X-MEN — twice this month!

THE STORY: His face is hidden behind an iron mask. His brain is a star. His power is incalculable. He’s Xorn — the strangest X-Man ever! Who is he… how does he relate to the world… and what does he hope to gain by joining the X-Men?

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

7-59606-01772-0-12711 (MarvelPG) 2.25

Uncanny X-Men No. 407

cover by sean phillips

joe casey (W)/sean phillips (p)

THE SCOOP: Will Nightcrawler quit the X-Men?!

THE STORY: Beseiged by nightmares that threaten to jeopardize his place in the X-Men, Kurt Wagner takes refuge with an old friend from his past. But when his teammates finally find him, will Nightcrawler return to the Xavier Institute?!

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

7-59606-02461-2-40711 (MarvelPG) 2.25

Cable No. 106

cover by igor kordey

darko macan (W)/mike huddleston (P)/ John stanisci (I)

THE SCOOP: The House welcome artist Mike Huddleston (The Coffin) to Marvel Comics, in this special stand-alone story!

THE STORY: In Kazakhstan, Cable encounters a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent on her first mission, and her reaction to this wanted international terrorist isn’t what you would have predicted! When things go bad, though, Cable — who’s still struggling to control his mutant powers after issue #100 — reacts in a way that you really wouldn’t have predicted! And as a bonus, this funky tale also answers the question: what good are Golden Age comics, anyway?

THE BUZZ: “Cable’s new mission to stop terrorists from using mutants as pawns really ups the butt-kicking quotient of this book.” -Wizard, The Comics Magazine

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

7-59606-01362-3-10611 (MarvelPG) 2.25

Sabretooth: Mary Shelley Overdrive No. 1

cover by tony harris

dan jolley (W)/greg scott (p)

THE SCOOP: One of the X-Men’s most bloodthirsty foes cuts loose!

THE STORY: When Victor Creed — the vicious, fast-healing mutant hitman with adamantium bones and claws — accidentally interrupts a murder, things go from bad to worse in a hurry! With mysterious, indestructible soldiers determined to kill him, Creed’s only clue is their gorgeous blonde target. Prepare for a trip to the wild side as writer Dan Jolley (Obergeist) exposes the dark soul of this infamous villain!

o THE WRITER SPEAKS: “In this story we get a serious look at Victor Creed’s character, his real personality… (even) the kind of relationships he’s had in the past, as well as in the present, since in part it’s kind of a beauty-and-the-beast tale,” revealed Jolley. “At the same time, though, this has turned out to be one of the most gut-wrenchingly violent stories I’ve ever read, and by far the harshest one I’ve ever written… it never lets up.”

THE WARNING: This series is rated MarvelPG+ due to violence.

THE FORMAT: The debut issue of this four-part series is 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper.

7-59606-05345-2-00111. 2.99

Wolverine No. 177

cover by sean chen

matt nixon (W)/dan fraga (P)/lary stucker (I)

THE SCOOP: A new story kicks off as WOLVERINE goes bi-weekly!

THE STORY: Summoned by Father Braun (the priest from WOLVERINE ANNUAL 2001), Wolverine is informed of a devious plan against not only the population of the U.S., but the entire world! Will Logan and Braun pass the test of the mysterious man known as Dogma? What is his evil plan and how high into the Church does the conspiracy go? Writer-on-the-rise Matt Nixon (WOLVERINE ANNUAL 2001) and penciler Dan Fraga (WOLVERINE #167-169) continue the action in only two weeks!

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

7-59606-02254-0-17711 (MarvelPG) 2.25

X-Treme X-Men No. 14

cover by salvador larroca & liquid!

chris claremont (W)/salvador larroca (P)

As the X-treme team attempt to rescue Storm from the clutches of Khan, things go horribly wrong! Thankfully, the living computer, Sage, is there to counterpunch. Or is she? The stakes rise and tensions build as we race towards the conclusion of “Invasion From Dimension X”!

7-59606-05109-0-01411 (MarvelPG) 2.99

New X-MEN No. 128

cover by ariel olivetti

grant morrison (W)/igor kordey (P)

THE SCOOP: It’s NEW X-MEN action — twice this month!

THE STORY: In a search for clues about her growing telekinetic strength, Professor X and Jean Grey jet off to Paris to probe the boundaries of Marvel Girl’s Phoenix Force! Meanwhile, back at the Institute, while the cat is away, Emma Frost makes her big move on Cyclops!

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

7-59606-01772-0-12811 (MarvelPG) 2.25

Ultimate X-Men No. 19

cover by adam kubert
mark millar (W)/adam kubert (P)/danny miki (i)

THE SCOOP: The X-Men World Tour concludes!

THE STORY: The frenzied field trip comes to a spectacular climax as four of our beleagured mutants fight for their lives against the greatest threat yet! Plus: A new member debuts!

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper, with a cardstock cover.

7-59606-05047-5-01911 2.25

Wolverine No. 178

cover by sean chen & norm rapmund

matt nixon (W)/dan fraga (P)/larry strucker (I)

“The Shadow Pulpit” Part 2 of 2! Wolverine and Father Braun continue their quest to put an end to a scheme that may very well bring the world to its knees! What will Logan do with the evil Dogma in his path? And who is the evil mastermind behind the whole plan? Find out as we deliver two issues of WOLVERINE this month!

7-59606-02254-0-17811 (MarvelPG) 2.25

Deadpool No. 68

cover by udon

gail simone (W)/udon (a)

The Taskmaster stops by as Deadpool faces his most deadly adversary ever — his own head! Will Deadpool’s own insanity lead to his undoing? Plus: The Taskmaster stops by for a visit, and a warning, about ‘Pool’s newest archenemy, the Black Swan! But who could possibly scare the pants off of two of Marvel’s most deadly assassins?

7-59606-03703-2-06811 (MarvelPG) 2.25

X-Force No. 129

cover by duncan fegredo

peter milligan (W)/duncan fegredo (P&i)

Writer Peter Milligan is joined by guest artist Duncan Fegredo (TANGLED WEB: FLOWERS FOR RHINO) for our weirdest issue yet! Still reeling from the death of one of their most famous – and beloved – members, the team faces an ever bleaker future: they’re about to lose something even worse!

7-59606-01766-9-12911 (MarvelPG) 2.25

X-Men: Evolution No. 8

cover by udon

devin grayson (W)/udon (P & i)

When the high-flying Angel is kidnapped by the underground-dwelling Morlocks, it’s up to Storm to zoom into the sewers, overcome her claustrophobia, and fight for his freedom!

7-59606-05203-5-00811 2.25

MARVEL KNIGHTS

Elektra No. 11

painted cover by greg horn

greg rucka (w)/carlo pagulayan (P)/danny miki (i)

THE SCOOP: Writer Greg Rucka welcomes aboard a stunning new art team — and kicks off a new story arc!

THE STORY: A new art team brings a dramatic new look to Marvel’s deadliest, sexiest assassin!

THE PLOT: She’s faced death and killed dozens of men — but you’ve never seen Elektra like this before! Someone has cut her off from her livelihood, and she’ll have to find out who it is — that is, if she doesn’t go mad first! It’s gut-wrenching drama by writer Greg Rucka, with stunning art by hot new penciller Carlo Pagulayan and inker extraordinaire Danny Miki (Spawn)!

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy paper.

7-59606-05132-8-01111 (MarvelPGplus) 2.99

Marvel Knights: Double-Shot No. 3

painted cover by glenn fabry

greg rucka & peter gross (w)/greg horn & peter gross (P)/ryan kelly (i)

THE SCOOP: The MK imprint presents two more bold visions by two killer creative teams!

o THE STORIES: First, Greg Rucka and Greg Horn unite to present an Elektra tale with full CGI art! Then, the Eisner-Award-nominated team of Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly (Lucifer) swing the spotlight on Cloak & Dagger!

THE FORMAT: A four-part, monthly series. This issue is 32 pages, with ads.

o MARVEL MEMO: This is a resolicitation. All previous orders are canceled.

7-59606-05159-5-00311 (MarvelPGplus) 2.99

Captain America No. 3

cover by john cassaday

john ney rieber (w)/john cassaday (p & I)

THE SCOOP: Terrorism explodes in the new CAP era!

THE SET-UP: Marvel Knights is proud to present an all-new, ongoing CAPTAIN AMERICA series of gut-wrenching intensity, by the acclaimed creative team of writer John Ney Rieber (Books of Magic) and penciler John Cassaday (Planetary)!

THE STORY: With hundreds of people held hostage in a small town, Captain America must make a fateful decision — one that will forever change his role in the world!

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper.

7-59606-05153-3-00311 (MarvelPG) 2.99

Punisher No. 13

painted cover by TIM BRADSTREET

garth ennis (W)/steve dillon (p & i)

THE SCOOP: The PUNISHER team supreme — Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon — return!

THE STORY: The guys who made Preacher a best-selling book are back for another round! This time, they’re taking Frank Castle to South America, where he must rescue a mafia don from angry guerilla fighters. And — oh, no — what kind of romantic mess has Detective Soap got himself into this time?

THE BUZZ: “With [a] none-too-subtle blend of ultra-violence and dark comedy, Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon concocted comicdom’s version of the molotov cocktail — their 12-issue PUNISHER mini-series that lit comic fandom (and retailers’ cash registers) on fire.” -Wizard, The Comics Magazine

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper.

7-59606-05113-7-01311 (MarvelPGplus) 2.99

Daredevil No. 34

cover by alex maleev

brian michael bendis (w)/alex maleev (p&i)

THE SCOOP: His life is in shambles — now Daredevil has to pick up the pieces!

THE STORY: In this startling issue, Matt Murdock must come to terms with an anger that threatens to consume him! Can his friends Ben Urich and Peter Parker help? Find out as the Bendis/Maleev era steamrolls on!

THE STORY: 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper.

7-59606-04706-2-03411 (MarvelPG) 2.99

Marvel Knights No. 4

cover by alberto ponticelli

john figueroa (w)/alberto ponticelli (p & i)

THE SCOOP: Daredevil, Black Widow and the Punisher — now in one street-level book!

THE STORY: The Knights take to the high seas in a daring move to bring down the criminal empire of the plastic surgery-addicted European multi-billionaires known as the Brothers Grace! But, like cornered rats, the Brothers Grace become even more vicious when attacked — and that is very, very vicious indeed!

THE CREATORS: Screenwriter John Figueroa (The Project) and artist Alberto Ponticelli (Sam and Twitch) take the Marvel Knights back to the streets for a whole new level of danger!

THE BUZZ: “Fans who hoped for more ‘Marvel Knights’ feel in the first MARVEL KNIGHTS series will find just what they’re looking for in this reboot.” -Comic Shop News

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper.

7-59606-05229-5-00411 (MarvelPG) 2.99

MARVEL HEROES

The Call Of Duty: The Brotherhood No. 1

cover by david finch

chuck austen (w)/david finch (p)/ART THIBERT (i)

THE SCOOP: Marvel’s big launch of 2002 begins! When tragedy strikes, who will answer THE CALL? Plus: In addition to an all-new 23-page story, this issue also features the 25-page serial that ran in the May Marvel titles! That’s 48 pages of action for only $2.99!

THE STORY: Meet James MacDonald, a lieutenant fireman in Brooklyn, stationed right across the bridge from where the Twin Towers used to stand. MacDonald knows that, even with super heroes flying overhead, someone has to put out fires and respond to everyday emergencies. With modern-day gods making headlines, ordinary people must still put their life on the line for others. But what happens to these heroic individuals when that other world, the world of superpowered, supernatural beings touches the lives of these brave citizens? What happens when MacDonald must confront forces beyond his normal experience? Find out when all-new heroes step forward to answer THE CALL!

THE CREATORS: Written by Chuck Austen (ULTIMATE X-MEN, U.S. WAR MACHINE) and illustrated by David Finch (WOLVERINE)!

THE FORMAT: The debut issue of this six-issue series is 48 pages, with no ads. Now that’s a bargain!

7-59606-05306-3-00111 (MarvelPG) 2.25

Deadline No. 3

painted cover by greg horn

bill rosemann (W)/guy davis (p & I)

THE SCOOP: What’s it really like to be a reporter for the Daily Bugle? Find out in an all-new crime thriller!

THE STORY: You’ve seen Kat hunt for the truth on her turf, but are you ready to enter the world of The Judge? And what will they discover there that will bring them closer to solving his own murder?

THE BUZZ: “Strong dialogue with superb art and an immensely likeable new character make DEADLINE a winner… Bill Rosemann and Guy Davis (Sandman Mystery Theatre) hit a bullseye.” – Aint It Cool News

THE FORMAT: A 4-issue series. 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper.

7-59606-05261-5-00311 (MarvelPG) 2.99

Fantastic Four No. 56

painted cover by gabriele Dell’orto

karl kesel (w & I)/stuart immonen (P)

THE SCOOP: The Thing grabs the spotlight as the FF goes bi-weekly!

THE STORY: Ben Grimm returns to Yancy Street, as a mission of conscience draws the Thing back to his one-time home for an emotion-packed confrontation with his own past!

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

7-59606-04456-6-05611 (MarvelPG) 2.25

Marvel Mangaverse No. 3

cover by ben dunn

ben dunn & kevin gunstone (W)/ben dunn (p & I)

THE SCOOP: Due to its the sold-out success, The House delivers monthly adventure in the Marvel Mangaverse!

THE STORY: As Marvin Elwood faces the awesome cosmic powers he has inherited as the new teenage Captain Marvel, he — along with the Royal Family of the Inhumans — must battle through the giant planet-eating virus known as Galactus! Can they defeat Terrax, Nova, Gabriel and Firelord, the four terrifying sentinels who have sworn to defend the planet devouring entity?

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy-stock paper.

7-59606-05296-7-0031 (MarvelPG) 2.25

The Thing: Freakshow No. 1

cover by scott kolins & andy lanning

geoff johns (w)/scott kolins (p)/andy lanning (i)

THE SCOOP: The creative team behind The Flash throw the spotlight on the ever lovin’ blue-eyed Thing!

THE STORY: Ben Grimm has bad luck. He never got the grades, he never got the girl and Cosmic Rays shoved the ugly stick down his throat. But where did this stroke of bad luck come from? Is it all in his head? Or has karma caught up with Aunt Petunia’s nephew? And what does it all have to do with a carnival attended by the FF’s strongman during his youth? Take a look behind Ben’s bathroom door, find out just what’s underneath those rocks of his and rediscover why the Thing is the coolest — and grumpiest — super hero on Earth!

THE CREATORS: Writer of JSA — and soon to join AVENGERS — Geoff Johns and Flash penciler Scott Kolins enter The House by taking on one our greatest characters!

THE FORMAT: The debut issue of this four-part series is 32 pages, with ads.

7-59606-?-00111 (MarvelPG) 2.99

Thor No. 50

cover by tom raney

dan jurgens (w)/tom raney (p)/scott hanna (i)

THE SCOOP: This 64-page anniversary issue features three big stories — and events that will (honestly!) change Thor forever!

THE STORY: In our lead story, the aftermath of Thor’s conflict with Desak, Slayer of Gods, leads the Thunderer to make an awesome proclaimation — one so huge that this entire story is illustrated by Tom Raney exclusively in full-page images! In our second tale, penciled by Marvel Talent Search winner Deon Nuckols, the ramifications of Thor’s decision upon the Gods of Asgard is illustrated in depth! And finally, Marvel Talent Search winning writer Jose Armenta and penciler Joe Bennett spin a Tale of Asgard that reveals the first time Thor was torn between the loyalties of man and the duties of godhood!

THE FORMAT: 64 pages, with ads.

7-59606-03506-9-05011 (MarvelPG) 4.95

Thunderbolts No. 65

cover by patrick zircher & al vey

fabian nicieza (w)/patrick zircher (p)/al vey (i)

THE SCOOP: Two issues a month, two parallel story tracks, two chances for new readers to jump on board!

THE STORY: Bi-weekly T-Bolts action begins here as Hawkeye leads Songbird and Plant-Man against the Masters of Evil! Double-crosses abound, but you just know the Avenging Archer will have the last trick up his sleeve… right? Oh yeah, and who the heck are Blackheath, Skein, Harrier and Amazon? Find out in part one of “Becoming Heroes”!

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

7-59606-03566-3-06511 (MarvelPG) 2.25

Black Panther No. 45

cover by sal velluto

christopher priest (w)/sal velluto (p)/bob almond (i)

THE SCOOP: Marvel’s best reviewed title goes bi-weekly in June!

THE STORY: This is it, folks — the cataclysmic conclusion to “Enemy of the State II”! T’Challa and Iron Man enter into a no-holds-barred battle as time runs out on defeating XCon’s nefarious coup d’etat attempt on the United States!

THE BUZZ: “BLACK PANTHER is indeed one of the hidden gems of comicdom… and for those of you who are working on a tight budget, I assure you, BLACK PANTHER is worth dropping those remaining DC or CrossGen comics from your monthly pull list, and then some!” -X-Fan

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

7-59606-03876-3-04511 (MarvelPG) 2.75

Incredible Hulk No. 41

cover by kaare andrews

bruce jones (w)/john romita jr. (p)/tom palmer (i)

THE SCOOP: The new era continues as the monster comes at you twice this month!

THE STORY: Hiding in plain sight in a roadside convenience store, the fugitive Dr. Bruce Banner finds himself caught abruptly between a gun-wielding madman, a constricting circle of local police, and dark, predatory forces with motives of their own — in a contest of straining wills that demands only one grim resolve: The Hulk must become both savior and unbridled demon!

THE BUZZ: “We love the mysterious new elements that writer Bruce Jones has introduced to the book… Hulk + mystery + ‘Fugitive’-style, on-the-run action = kick-butt comic!” -Wizard, The Comics Magazine

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

7-59606-04745-1-04111 (MarvelPG) 2.25

Infinity Abyss No. 1

cover by jim starlin

jim starlin (w & P)/al milgrom (I)

THE SCOOP: Kicking off a new sci-fi epic written & penciled by the master of cosmic action, Jim Starlin!

THE STORY: Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Dr. Strange, Moondragon, Gamora, Pip the Troll and a new Adam Warlock scramble into action — but will even this amount of power be effective against Thanos, the Mad Titan?

THE FORMAT: The debut issue of this bi-weekly, six-part series is 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper.

7-59606-05156-4-00111 (MarvelPG) 2.99

Iron Man No. 56

cover by michael ryan

mike grell(w)/michael ryan(p)/sean parsons (i)

Last month, Iron Man made a dramatic choice — and this month, the fallout begins! Now, everything has changed for the cool exec with the heart of steel, as his competitors and the media circle like sharks — and one man in particular sees his opportunity to put an end to the Golden Avenger! “The writing is high-octane action flick writing… but infused with a new urgency and dedication… it’s Mike Grell writing what he does best: macho action with a human twist.” -Aint It Cool News

7-59606-04457-5-06511 (MarvelPG) 2.25

The Order No. 5

cover by carlos pacheco & jesus merino

kurt busiek & jo duffy(w)/matt haley(p)/dan panosian (i)

Nighthawk and his allies have discovered the secret of how to restore The Order! However, it may be too late, as the Avengers, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and a host of others prepare for an all-out assault!

7-59606-05250-9-00511 (MarvelPG) 2.25

Avengers Icons: Tigra No. 4

cover by mike deodato jr.

christina z. (w)/mike deodato jr. (p & i)

As the truth about the Brethren of the Blue Fist sends her life into a tailspin, the were-woman known as Tigra fights as never before to see justice done! “Christina Z and Mike Deodato prove that, given the right approach, there’s no such thing as a second-rate character.” -Comic Shop News

7-59606-?-00411 (MarvelPG) 2.99

Captain Marvel No. 33

cover by chriscross

peter david (w)/chriscross (p)/anibal rodriguez (i)

Captain Marvel squares off against the Magus, while the fate of his friends hangs in the balance! Meanwhile, who the heck is Coven? “Is there humorous character interaction, surprise guest-stars and a tantalizing ending courtesy of Peter David? Check. Is there vibrant and punchy art courtesy of ChrisCross? Check. Does it get a great score? Check. Has it got great sales? No! So why not?” -Comics International

7-59606-04815-1-03311 (MarvelPG) 2.75

Fantastic Four No. 57

cover by adam warren

adam warren (w)/keron grant (P)

THE SCOOP: Kicking off a thrilling three-parter by writer Adam Warren and penciler Keron Grant (MARVEL MANGAVERSE: FANTASTIC FOUR)!

THE SCOOP: Something’s not right with Ben Grimm, and the mysterious malady that’s afflicted him threatens to send a rampaging Thing on a destructive melee throughout Manhattan! Mr. Fantastic is working on a cure — but there’s only so much longer that the Baxter Building can contain the unbounded fury of a rock-skinned tornado!

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

7-59606-04456-6-05711 (MarvelPG) 2.25

Thunderbolts No. 66

cover by patrick zircher & al vey

fabian nicieza (w)/chris batista (p)/rich perotta (i)

THE SCOOP: Two issues a month, two parallel story tracks, two chances for new readers to jump on board!

THE STORY: Bi-weekly T-Bolts action continues as Baron Zemo leads the Thunderbolts on Counter-Earth! Everything is going great as the team becomes heroes on a world that desperately needs them — saving lives, restoring hope… so why is the person who started them on this path — Jolt — thinking that she made a mistake? Find out in part one of “Becoming Villains”!

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

7-59606-03566-3-06611 (MarvelPG) 2.25

Avengers No. 55

cover by kieron dwyer & rick RemenDer

kurt busiek (w)/kieron dwyer & rick remender (p & i)

The aftermath of the Kang War: A vigil, a celebration, some rebuilding, a court martial, an unexpected loss — and some goodbyes!

7-59606-04458-0-05511 (MarvelPG) 2.25

Black Panther No. 46

cover by jorge lucas

christopher priest (w)/jorge lucas (p)

THE STORY: Marvel’s best reviewed series hits twice this month!

THE STORY: Caught in a temporal loop by King Solomon’s brass frogs, the Black Panther and company suddenly find themselves in Alberdene, Texas — in the year 1875! And as if that weren’t bad enough, they’re trapped with no apparent means to get home! Guest starring BLAZE OF GLORY’s Rawhide Kid, Kid Colt, and The Two-Gun Kid! It’s rip-roarin’, rootin’-tootin’ action at the OK Corral! Yee haw, y’all!

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

7-59606-03876-3-04611 (MarvelPG) 2.75

Incredible Hulk No. 42

cover by kaare andrews

bruce jones (w)/lee weeks (p)/tom palmer (i)

THE SCOOP: The Hulk continues his new-era rampage with a arc from Bruce Jones, guest penciller Lee Weeks and inker Tom Palmer!

THE STORY: The hostage crisis goes from bad to worse as Bruce Banner’s monstrous alter ego enters stage right with a vengeance! But that’s exactly what Agent Pratt and his men wanted in the first place. See, they’ve got a special present for their green-skinned quarry!

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

7-59606-04745-1-0421 (MarvelPG) 2.25

Incredible Hulk: The End

cover by dale keown

peter david (w)/dale keown (p)/Joe weems (i)

THE SCOOP: Writer Peter David and artist Dale Keown, the creative team on some of the most popular Hulk stories ever, reunite to tell the final adventure of the green goliath!

THE SET-UP: Ever wonder how the careers of your favorite heroes would end? Us too, so we’re asking the greatest creators associated with top characters to tell the final story as if their series were drawing to a close!

THE STORY: You took a sneak peek at it in Wizard #126, now journey with us into a far-flung future in which the only things living on the planet Earth are Bruce Banner, the Incredible Hulk, and cockroaches with attitude… all of whom are at each other’s throats! It’s the final Hulk story ever as “The Last Titan” finally comes to understand his reason for existence — if only he can survive it!

o THE WRITER SPEAKS: “It’s about the relationship between the Hulk and Bruce Banner, and the final showdown between them,” explained David. “By the end of the story, Banner will have a number of revelations about why things happened the way they did — why the Hulk was created, why he has suffered through all this.”

THE FORMAT: This 48-page, bookshelf one-shot features a cardstock cover and is printed on glossy stock paper.

7-59606-05133-5-00111 (MarvelPG) 5.95

Infinity Abyss No. 2

cover by jim starlin

jim starlin (w & P)/al milgrom (I)

The cosmic thrills continue! With our survival on the line, Thanos and Moondragon delve into Adam Warlock’s damaged psyche! Meanwhile, Dr. Strange, Captain Marvel and Spider-Man continue their quest for answers as our reality draws closer to extinction! The 2nd issue of this bi-weekly, 6-part series is 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper.

7-59606-05156-4-00211 (MarvelPG) 2.99

Paradise X No. 3

painted cover by alex ross

alex ross & jim krueger (w)/doug braithwaite (p)/bill reinhold (i)

The wedding of King Britain and Medusa leads to a confrontation between the Wolverine of “Days of Future Past” and the Logan of Earth X! Meanwhile, the Punisher faces off against Jigsaw and the Kingpin — as Captain America comes to a chilling realization! Printed on glossy stock paper with a cardstock cover.

7-59606-05259-2-00311 (MarvelPG) 2.99

The Ultimates No. 6

cover by bryan hitch

mark millar (w)/bryan hitch (p)/andrew currie (i)

THE SCOOP: The fantastic finale of the first story arc!

THE STORY: The Ultimates are now international celebrities, but fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be! Beseiged by emergencies, the team discovers how they fit into Tony Stark’s plans — as their many mysteries are revealed!

THE BUZZ: “I was blown away by the first issue of THE ULTIMATES, so you can imagine my surprise when I was even more impressed with the second issue.” -TheFourthRail.com

THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads. Printed on glossy paper, with a cardstock cover.

7-59606-05168-7-00611 2.25

MARVEL HARDCOVERS

The Punisher

cover by steve dillon

THE SCOOP: A killer compilation collecting the entire 12-issue Marvel Knights limited series of 2000, plus the out-of-print PUNISHER KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE and Joe Quesada’s story from MARVEL KNIGHTS: DOUBLE SHOT #1 — all in one super-size hardcover, now with tons of behind-the-scenes extras!

THE STORY: The scourge of the underworld returns to blast the dirtbags and dealers off the mean streets of New York City! Look for old friends, strangely changed enemies, and tons of trademark humor and ultra-violence — as only writer Garth Ennis, penciler Steve Dillon & Co. can deliver!

THE BUZZ: “Ennis’ dark wit and Dillon’s no-nonsense visual style are a perfect match — and make for a story that is pure blood, guts and junehem… and above all else, a damn fine read.” – IGN.com

THE FORMAT: 352-page hardcover. Printed on 7 1/4″ x 10m 7/8″ glossy stock paper.

7-59606-10982-1-00111 34.95

Alias

cover by david mack

THE SCOOP: Collecting the first nine issue of Brian Michael Bendis’s next hit — the critically acclaimed, adult-themed crime series! Now with tons of behind-the-scenes extras!

THE STORY: Meet Jessica Jones, a one-time, unsuccessful costumed super hero, who’s now a self-destructive, chain-smoking, alcoholic with a mean inferiority complex! Jones is the owner and sole employee of Alias Investigations — a small private-investigative firm specializing in superhuman cases. But this time, the former Avenger is in way over her head! Because, while working a missing-persons case, she unwittingly uncovers Captain America’s secret identity! One murder later, Jones finds herself embroiled in a situation that’s rapidly spinning out of control!

THE BUZZ: “The standout in Marvel Comics’ new explicit content-allowed line blends hard-boiled melodrama with unusual ethical dilemmas…” -Entertainment Weekly

THE FORMAT: This 208-page hardcover is printed on 7 1/4″ by 10 7/8″ glossy-stock paper.

7-59606-10872-5-00111 29.95

Marvel: Fanboys & Badgirls – Bill & Joe’s Marvelous Adventure!

cover by joe quesada

THE SCOOP: This all-new hardcover artbook spotlights the greatest illustrations, examines the most controversial decisions, and reveals the behind-the-scenes scandals of comics’ greatest comeback!

THE STORY: Out of the ashes of bankruptcy, Marvel reimagined the Spider-Man and X-Men franchise, attracted some of the industry’s most talented — and unique — creators, and was the only major comics publisher to post growth in 2001. Presented here are the untold stories behind such moves as The House’s decision to drop the Comics Code, the creation of its adult imprint, the truth behind Spider-Girl, its hotly debated “no-reprint” policy and the decision to reveal Wolverine’s origin! Complimented by a spectacular assortment of sketches and iconic covers, Bill Jemas and Joe Quesada tell it like it is, like it was and like it will be! Plus, insights and observations from the creators that made the magic, like Jeph Loeb and Mark Millar!

THE FORMAT: This 144-page hardcover is printed on 7 1/4″ by 10 7/8″ glossy-stock paper.

7-59606-10927-2-00111 25.99

MARVEL TRADE PAPERBACKS

Universe X Vol. 2

new painted cover by alex ross

alex ross & jim krueger/various

Still available! World-renowned illustrator Alex Ross (MARVELS, Kingdom Come) continues his vision of Marvel’s alternate future! Ross is joined by Brent Anderson, Doug Braithwaite, co-writer Jim Krueger, Tom Palmer, John Totleben, and more as he reveals wild new versions of the Avengers, Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and more! Plus: this 336-page trade paperback features an all-new painted cover by Ross! (Marvel Memo: This item was solicited in March. Please use MAR? to order.)

7-59606-10885-5-00111 24.95

G.I. Joe Vol. 2

cover by herb trimpe

larry hama (w)/various (P)

Still available! Marvel continues to collect one of its most popular comic series of the 1980s! Duke, Scarlet, Snake Eyes, Stalker and Roadblock — fighting for freedom wherever there’s trouble! America’s best and brightest are the only force capable of standing against the evil terrorist organization known as Cobra! This 240-page trade paperback reprints G.I. JOE #11 – #20! (Marvel Memo: This item was solicited in March. Please use MAR? to order.)

7-59606-10907-4-00111 24.95

Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 3

cover by mark bagley

brian michael bendis (w)/mark bagley (p)/art thibert (i)

Still available! If juggling high school and a new career as a super hero wasn’t enough, Peter Parker now must contend with the deranged Dr. Octopus — out to kill everyone and anyone associated with the accident that grafted hideous metal tentacles to his body! This 176-page trade paperback reprints ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #14 – #21! (Marvel Memo: This item was solicited in March. Please use MAR? to order.)

7-59606-10879-4-00111 17.95

Blaze Of Glory

cover by leonardo manco

john ostrander (w)/leonardo manco (p)

Still available! Thrill to the last ride of Marvel’s Western heroes — as chronicled by John Ostrander and Leonardo Manco, co-creators of July’s APACHE SKIES! This rip roarin’ 96-page trade paperback reveals the last ride of Rawhide Kid, Kid Colt, Gunhawk, Reno Jones, Caleb Hammer, the Outlaw Kid, the Two-Gun Kid and Red Wolf! (Marvel Memo: This item was solicited in March. Please use MAR? to order.)

7-59606-10906-7-00111 11.50

Ghost Rider: The Hammer Lane

cover by trent kaniuga

devin grayson (w)/trent kaniuga (P)

Still available! In his youth, Johnny Blaze found himself transformed into a skeletal fire demon, thundering through the night on a mystical motorcycle of pure hellfire! Now Blaze once again finds himself possessed by a demon that demands vengeance! And so the, High Lord of Hell on Earth once again haunts America’s highways, delivering his righteous wrath upon the souls of the wicked! This 144-page trade paperback reprints the six-issue Marvel Knights mini-series! (Marvel Memo: This item was solicited in March. Please use MAR? to order.)

7-59606-10910-4-00111 15.95

Wolverine/Deadpool: Weapon X

cover by j. h. williams iii

frank tieri (w)/sean chen & georges jeanty (p)

THE SCOOP: Collecting the stories that lead to the upcoming WEAPON X: THE DRAFT!

THE STORY: The shadow-ops organization that transformed Logan into the world’s most lethal killing machine returns — and its mysterious new director has big plans for Wolverine! But when Logan rebuffs the reconstituted Weapon X program, management is forced to settle for second best. Enter… Deadpool?! Unfortunately for Wade Wilson, his very first assignment may test the limits of his loyalty! Reprinting WOLVERINE #162 – #166, plus DEADPOOL: AGENT OF WEAPON X #1 – #4!

THE FORMAT: 240-page trade paperback!

7-59606-10915-9-00111 21.99

Exiles Vol. 2: A World Apart

cover by mike mckone

judd winick (w)/mike mckone & jim calafiore (p)

THE SCOOP: The X-Men meet Quantum Leap in Wizard’s “Book of the Month!”

THE STORY: The quest continues as Blink’s band struggles to survive their desperate directive to right the wrongs of the Marvel Multiverse — including battles with the Hulk and Galactus! Collecting EXILES #5-#11, written by Pulitzer Prize-nominee Judd Winick and illustrated by Mike McKone with Jim Calafiore!

THE BUZZ: “The best new X-concept on the market. What I like most about this idea is that it is essentially a WHAT IF? book with a regular cast of characters who get to experience the whole show.” – ComicBookGalaxy.com

THE FORMAT: 160-page trade paperback!

7-59606-11021-6-00111 14.99

New X-Men Vol. 2: Imperial

cover by frank quitely

grant morrison (w)/frank quitely, ethan van sciver & igor kordey (p)

THE SCOOP: Continuing Grant Morrison’s bold reinterpretation of comics’ #1 super team!

THE STORY: As protesters lay siege to the Xavier Institute, Professor X lies in a coma — trapped within the shattered form of his evil twin! Cassandra Nova, the psionic psychopath inhabiting Xavier’s body, has returned to Earth — with the might of the entire Shi’ar Imperium! Collecting NEW X-MEN #118 – #126!

THE BUZZ: “At the end of each issue, I find myself truly shocked — wondering what will happen next and dreading the wait. Under Grant Morrison’s guidance, NEW X-MEN has become the comic book equivalent of heroin. I can’t wait for my next hit.” – Cinescape

THE FORMAT: 224-page trade paperback!

7-59606-10887-9-00111 19.99

Essential Tomb Of Dracula

cover by john romita & gil kane

marv wolfman (w)/ gene colan (p)

THE SCOOP: Collecting the historic horror run!

THE STORY: Dracula’s name alone is enough to inspire nightmares. The legendary lord of the undead first appeared in the Marvel Universe in the 1970s — and TOMB OF DRACULA, the most popular of The House’s horror titles, lasted an astonishing seven years. Now it’s time to experience the legend as we collect the first 28 issues of the classic spooky series, plus GIANT-SIZE CHILLERS #1!

THE FORMAT: To save you moolah, this 592-page trade paperback is printed in bold black-and-white!

7-59606-10920-3-00111 14.99

Incredible Hulk Vol. 1: Return Of The Monster

cover by kaare andrews

bruce jones (w)/john romita jr.(p)

THE SCOOP: Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK #34 – #39, written by horror writer Bruce Jones and illustrated by the great John Romita Jr.!

THE STORY: Blamed for the televised murder of a child, Bruce Banner and his brutish alter-ego become Public Enemy No. 1 — hounded by society, hunted by the law, and targeted by a mysterious third party with a sinister agenda all its own — one that cuts to the very heart of Banner’s strange affliction!

THE BUZZ: “With interesting stories like this, Jones can stay writing INCREDIBLE HULK forever. An excellent start. Grade: A.” – Comics Buyer’s Guide

THE FORMAT: 144-page trade paperback.

7-59606-10943-2-00111 12.99

Thor: The Death Of Odin

painted cover by ariel olivetti

dan jurgens (w)/stuart immonen & joe bennett (p)

THE SCOOP: Collecting the story that turned the God of Thunder into the Lord of Asgard!

THE STORY: Odin’s heroic sacrifice has shaken the Eternal Realm to its very foundations — and flipped the Thunder God’s world upside-down! Now, Thor grapples with his new position and newfound power — leaving Midgard bereft of its immortal defender! Collecting THOR #39-#44!

THE FORMAT: 144-page trade paperback!

7-59606-10925-8-00111 12.99

Daredevil: Wake Up

painted cover by david mack

brian michael bendis (w)/david mack (a)

THE SCOOP: Collecting the critically acclaimed arc by Brian Michael Bendis and David Mack!

THE STORY: Meet Ben Urich, investigative reporter for the Daily Bugle. His current assignment: the media circus that is the murder trial of Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of Crime! So why is Urich spending all his time with the catatonic son of the two-bit costumed criminal called Leap Frog? And how is Daredevil connected to a child he doesn’t even know?

THE FORMAT: 96-page trade paperback!

7-59606-10948-7-00111 9.99

Essential Hulk Vol. 1

cover by bruce timm

stan lee (w)/jack kirby (p)

THE SCOOP: The bargain-priced collection is available again!

o THE STORIES: Collecting INCREDIBLE HULK #1 – #6 and selections from TALES TO ASTONISH #60 – #91! This 512-page trade paperback is printed in bold black-and-white!

THE FORMAT: 512-page trade paperback!

7-59606-10993-7-00111 14.99

Marvel Masterworks: Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1

Back in print! Collecting AMAZING FANTASY #15, plus AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 – #10!

STAR08652 49.99

Marvel Masterworks: Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 2

cover by steve ditko

stan lee (w)/steve ditko (p)

THE SCOOP: The second volume of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s classic run, collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 – #20 … and featuring the first appearance of the Green Goblin!

THE STORY: The wise-cracking web-slinger faces off against a horde of deadly new villains: Mysterio, the Scorpion and Kraven the Hunter! Plus: Spidey’s rematch with the maniacal Dr. Octopus, and the wall-crawler’s first meetings with Daredevil and the Hulk!

THE FORMAT: 224-page hardcover!

7-59606-10924-1-00111 49.99

Marvel Visionaries: Gil Kane

cover by gil kane

various (w)/gil kane (p)

THE SCOOP: A lifetime retrospective of the legend’s greatest work for the House of Ideas!

o THE STORIES: Joining the immortal Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and John Romita in the annals of The House’s history is one of the industry’s most gifted artists: Gil Kane! With his fluid pencils, Kane brought a loving familiarity to Mighty Marvel’s most popular characters in a body of work reprinted for fans new and old alike! Collecting TALES TO ASTONISH #76 (Kane’s first Marvel work, featuring the Hulk), TALES OF SUSPENSE #88 – #91 (Captain America vs. the Red Skull), CAPTAIN MARVEL #17, DAREDEVIL #146 (the definitive Bullseye), MARVEL PREMIERE #1 (Him becomes Adam Warlock) and #15 (first appearance of Iron Fist), WHAT IF? #3 (“What If the Avengers Never Were?”) and #24 (“What If Gwen Stacy lived?”), the classic AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #99 and #123, and MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #116 (featuring the Two-Gun Kid) — plus, the cover to MIGHTY MARVEL WESTERN #44 (Kane’s favorite)!

THE FORMAT: 256-page trade paperback!

7-59606-10888-6-00111 21.99

X-Men Visionaries: Jim Lee

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THE SCOOP: The House celebrates Jim Lee, the illustrator that spawned countless imitators and inspired a legion of fans!

o THE STORIES: Before he helped make X-MEN #1 the best-selling comic book of all time, Lee dazzled readers and critics alike with his stunning artwork on UNCANNY X-MEN! Find out why in this collection of his early work on the world’s most popular mutants! Reprinting UNCANNY X-MEN #248, #256 – #258, #268 – #269 and #273 – #277!

THE FORMAT: 288-page trade paperback!

7-59606-10921-0-00111 21.99

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