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Marvel Comics Solicitations for product shipping February, 2004

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

FANTASTIC FOUR

Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA

Covers & pencils by STEVE McNIVEN

Comics' first family face their most personal and unpredictable crisis yet in this debut of their new edgy MARVEL KNIGHTS ongoing series. Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and rising-superstar artist Steve McNiven pit the Fantastic Four against a challenge the likes of which they've never faced, and to overcome it they'll need to call on the same humor, determination and family bonds that have delivered them from danger time and time again.

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This is the FF … the 4 … like you've never seen them before!

32 PGS.(each)/MARVEL PSR…$2.99 (each)

Issue #1 UPC: 5960605524-00111; #2: 5960605524-00211

FANTASTIC FOUR #510

Written by MARK WAID

Cover & pencils by MIKE WIERINGO

"HEREAFTER" pt. 2 (of 3)

Having embarked on the ultimate journey, Reed Richards and the rest of the FANTASTIC THREE must contend with the defenses of the afterlife - and storm the gates of Heaven itself!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.25

UPC: 5960604456-51011

BRIAN BENDIS MONTH!

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & MARK MILLAR

Pencils by ADAM KUBERT

Cover by BRYAN HITCH

Reed Richards' revolutionary scientific experiment has gone terribly wrong, and he, Sue & Johnny Storm, Ben Grimm and another rival schoolmate are changed forever, along with the entire world!

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So where does the misanthropic "Mole-Man" fit into all this?

32 PGS./ALL AGES…$2.25

UPC: 5960605499-00311

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #1-2

STILL AVAILABLE!

There's still time to get in on the ground floor of the BIGGEST ongoing series launch of the year!

32 PGS. (each)/ALL AGES…$2.25 (each)

Issue #1 UPC: 5960605499-00111 [FOC 12/11]

Issue #2 UPC: 5960605499-00211 [FOC 12/29]

SECRET WAR: BOOK ONE (of FIVE)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Painted art & cardstock foil cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO

The most popular and acclaimed writer in comics reveals the darkest chapter in MARVEL UNIVERSE history in this quarterly limited series MEGA-EVENT!

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When Nick Fury finds a disturbing connection between many of Marvel's deadliest villains, he puts together a ragtag team of the MU's most misunderstood heroes for a secret mission to do what the U.S. government could never allow, eventually leading to a super-powered blowout between a 'Who's Who' of NYC heroes and mutants!

Featuring the American debut of the stunning, fully painted work of Italian artist Gabrielle Dell'otto. 48 pages (with ads) include special material detailing the events leading up to the war, who the major players are and what is the SECRET in this SECRET WAR?

48 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$3.99

UPC: 5960605484-00111

ULTIMATE SIX #7 (of 7 LS)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils by TREVOR HAIRSINE

Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

The Green Goblin is one of the last "men" standing after the terrible battle between the Ultimates and the Ultimate Six on the White House lawn. And there is only one being in the world that can stop him … and it isn't Spider-Man!!

32 PGS./ALL AGES…$2.25

UPC: 5960605466-00711

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Cover & pencils by MARK BAGLEY

"CLAWS" Concludes!

The fight over an ancient stone tablet with unimaginable power concludes. Whose hands will it wind up in? The Kingpin? His hired assassin Elektra? Mysterious cat burglar the Black Cat? Or Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man!

32 PGS./ALL AGES…$2.25

UPC: 5960605031-05311

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils by MARK BAGLEY

Cover by MIKE MAYHEW

In the tradition of MARVELS and from the creative team behind ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN!

The Daily Bugle has never been a friend of the super heroes of NYC, but with profits down and the newspaper's survival on the line, J. JONAH JAMESON turns the heat up a notch! Meet the Bugle's new team of super hero investigative journalists - Jessica Jones, Kat Farrell & Ben Urich - as they dig up the dirt on the city's most famous heroes … NO MATTER THE COST or WHO GETS HURT!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99

UPC: 5960605483-00111

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Cover & pencils by DAVID FINCH

"NEW MUTANTS" pt. 3

Introducing ULTIMATE DAZZLER! But is she friend or foe?

32 PGS./ALL AGES…$2.25

UPC: 5960605047-04211

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Cover & pencils ALEX MALEEV

"THE KING OF HELL's KITCHEN" pt. 2

Now entrenched as the Kingpin of Hell's Kitchen, DD faces new dangers from foes who want his new-found power for themselves. Even a Man Without Fear can't defeat an army of 100 men trying to kill him, can he?

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99

UPC: 5960604706-05711

MARVEL KNIGHTS (WHAT IS 04/MK/04??)

Written by NEIL GAIMAN

Pencils by ANDY KUBERT

Cardstock cover by SCOTT McKOWEN

Secrets are revealed and coffins are closed as two of our 17th-century Marvel heroes lose their lives in the penultimate chapter to this major, best-selling limited series event!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$3.50

UPC: 5960605253-00711

Written by ROBERT MORALES

Pencils by CHRIS BACHALO

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Serving as a judge for a military tribunal in Guantanamo Bay, Cap quickly uncovers a terrorist conspiracy that threatens to topple the stability of the Western world!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99

UPC: 5960605153-02311

Written by JEPH LOEB

Cardstock cover & art by TIM SALE

The final chapter of this 'Hulk-Smash' best-selling limited series! Can the Hulk escape the army and still keep the love of Betty Banner?

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$3.50

UPC: 5960605472-00611

Written by ROBERT RODI

Pencils by STEVEN CUMMINGS

Cover by TOM FLEMING

"FEVER" pt. 2 (of 3)

Elektra's next assignment was supposed to be a walk on the beach - literally … taking out a Russian mobster in Brighton Beach. But something has shaken Elektra up, turning this easy hit into a life and death struggle.

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR+…$2.99

UPC: 5960605132-03311

MARVEL HEROES

Written by CHUCK AUSTEN

Pencils by SEAN CHEN

Cover by LEE WEEKS

"LIONHEART OF AVALON" pt. 3 (of 5)

In the wake of a tragedy involving their showdown with the Wrecking Crew, tempers fray and an Avenger considers crossing a line heroes should never cross - and pays the price!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.25

UPC: 5960604458-07911

Written by DAN JURGENS

Cover & pencils by SCOT EATON

"THE REIGNING" Concludes!

The hammer falls as Thor moves to permanently crush the growing resistance to his absolute rule over Earth!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99

UPC: 5960603506-07411

Written by FABIAN NICIEZA

Pencils by STEFANO RAFFAELE

Cover by CARLOS PACHECO

"THE HIGH, HARD SHAFT" pt. 5 (of 6)

A temple in Laos protected by 100 Archers. A thirty-year-old secret uncovered. A multi-billion dollar payday revealed. The fate of modern civilization as we know it depends on Clint Barton. Pray for us.

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99

UPC: 5960605489-00511

Written by JOHN JACKSON MILLER

Pencils by JORGE LUCAS

Cover by ADI GRANOV

"THE BEST DEFENSE" pt. 5 (of 6)

His life laid bare before Congress...

His arsenal stripped clean by the Pentagon...

Tony Stark believes he's facing his darkest hour…

He's wrong. His - and the nation's - is about to arrive!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99

UPC: 5960604457-07711

Written by PETER DAVID

Pencils by AARON LOPRESTI

Cover by CHRISCROSS

"ODYSSEY" pt. 2

In trying to head off the horrible fate awaiting Marlo, Marv begins an odyssey into the future, where he immediately discovers he's the only being in the universe capable of saving the Earth from a conquering, power-hungry alliance of the Kree, Skrull and Shi'ar!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99

UPC: 5960605396-02011

Written by BRUCE JONES

Pencils by DOUG BRAITHWAITE

Cover by MIKE DEODATO Jr.

"BURY ME NOT" pt. 2 (of 4)

There's something big and weird and downright nasty out there in the desert and Doc Samson and "Mr. Blue" have just stumbled into it. Their only hope just might be Banner and his monstrous alter ego.

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.25

UPC: 5960604745-06711

Written by ROBIN LAWS

Painted cover & art by BRIAN ASHMORE

Revelations abound as the terrible genetic secrets of the Nightmerica experiments are finally revealed! And you won't believe the pivotal role the RAMPAGING HULK plays in the finale.

[This is a resolicitation, all previous orders are cancelled.]

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99

UPC: 5960605397-00611

Written, pencils & cover by JIM STARLIN

The planet-shaking conclusion of the Thanos/Galactus/Hunger conflict!

If the Titan goes down, he's going down fighting!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99

UPC: 5960605488-00611

Written by STACY WEISS & DAN CHARITON

Pencils by LAN MEDINA

Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

"COMMUNION" Concludes!

The Surfer seeks wisdom beyond the boundaries of space and time, and makes a decision that will transform Denise Waters' life.

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.25

UPC: 5960605439-00611

X-MEN

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Cover & pencils MARC SILVESTRI

Continuing the BIGGEST comics event of 2004! Xavier's dream stays alive as the X-Men of tomorrow make final preparations for a final showdown with …. the BEAST!?

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.25

UPC: 5960601772-15311

Written by CHUCK AUSTEN

Cover & pencils by SALVADOR LARROCA

"SHE LIES WITH ANGELS" pts. 3 & 4 (of 5)

The X-Men find themselves caught between an ages-old family feud, with two young lovers - one human and one mutant - trapped on either side.

32 PGS. (each)/MARVEL PSR…$2.25 (each)

Issue #439 UPC: 5960602461-43911; #440: 5960602461-44011

Written by GREG RUCKA

Cover & pencils by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ

"COYOTE CROSSING" Concludes!

Logan has gone south of the border in search of the mysterious drug lord responsible for the death of 19 men, women and children who died in the back of an 18-wheeler. But now that Logan has discovered Rojas' true identity, dare he exact bloody retribution?

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR+…$2.25

UPC: 5960605458-01111

Written by PAUL JENKINS

Cover & pencils by CLAUDIO CASTELLINI

In the heart of Japan, Logan uncovers the secrets behind the legend of Kitsunebi the White Ghost, and its sinister connection to his own past!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99

UPC: 5960605469-00311

Written by R.A. JONES

Covers & pencils by TOM DERENICK

It's a Marvel team-up for the ages in this 4-issue weekly limited series event! When a highly coveted piece of alien Shi'Ar technology en route from the X-Men's headquarters to Avengers Mansion gets intercepted by a rogue group of ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. super agents, both teams send their best chance to get it back into the field! Can these two VERY different heroes work together for a common cause?

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

Issue #1 UPC: 5960605187-00111; #2: 5960605187-00211

#3: 5960605187-00311; #4: 5960605187-00411

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Pencils by IGOR KORDEY

Covers by SALVADOR LARROCA

"BOGAN" pt. 3 & 4 (of 5)

The X-Men take one step closer to discovering the true identity of the mysterious telepath haunting their lives. Plus, Bogan's strange connection to X-Corp and the Hellfire Club is revealed!

32 PGS.(each)/MARVEL PSR…$2.99 (each)

Issue #42 UPC: 5960605109-04211; #43: 5960605109-04311

Written by KARL BOLLERS

Pencils by CARLO PAGULAYAN

Cover by GREG HORN

"HELLFIRE" pt. 2 (of 6)

Separated from her family for the first time in her life, young Emma finds life on her own growing increasingly more difficult - not to mention dangerous! Emma's new romance is anything but tender as her boyfriend leads them into a precarious situation and she must rely on her burgeoning mental powers to help them escape!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR+…$2.99 [note price]

UPC: 5960605432-00811

Written by JOE QUESADA

Cover & pencils by JOSHUA MIDDLETON

What if you could become anyone in the world for a day? What would you do? Who would you be? Captain America fighting alongside the Avengers? Bono during a concert in Wembley Stadium? Or how about just a hot cheerleader in the locker room after practice? Meet a young mutant who doesn't have to wonder. His powers let him be anyone he wants, and he isn't shy about using them!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR+…$2.99

UPC: 5960605456-00511

EXILES #42

Written, penciled & cover by JIM CALAFIORE

"A NOCTURNE's TALE" pt. 2 (of 2)

Nocturne's special origin story concludes as we learn more secrets about Nightcrawler's alternate-reality daughter and her life with the X-Men!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99

UPC: 5960605108-04211

Written by CHUCK AUSTEN

Pencils by JAMES CALAFIORE

Cover by MIZUKI SAKAKIBARA

"BLINK IN TIME" pt. 1 (of 3)

The triumphant return of BLINK!!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99

UPC: 5960605108-04311

Written by FRANK TIERI

Pencils by JEFF JOHNSON

Cover by GEORGES JEANTY

"COUNTDOWN TO ZERO" pt. 2 (of 3)

Agent Zero makes his final stand against the former Weapon X agent known as Maverick. Plus, Chamber and Wolverine take one step closer to discovering the horrifying truth about Neverland!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99

UPC: 5960605372-02011

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Cover & pencils by MIKE ALLRED

"THE CURE" pt. 1 (of 2)

One of Professor X's assistants just might have discovered the cure for Myles Alfred - a.k.a. Vivisector's condition. No, not THAT condition … the OTHER one!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR+…$2.99

UPC: 5960605332-01911

Written by TONY LEE, J.T. KRUL

Pencils by RAY LAI, TOM MANDRAKE

Cover by PAT LEE

A new bimonthly ongoing series, showcasing short stories featuring a vast array of characters from comics' largest and most popular family of titles.

In these two self-contained stories, Sage breaks into a high-rise office building to retrieve a piece of her past … plus the tale of a young mutant at the Xavier Institute on the one night he can walk amongst humans!

Featuring a cover by THE TRANSFORMERS' PAT LEE!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99

UPC: 5960605507-00111

SPIDER-MAN

Written by FIONA AVERY (with J. Michael Stracyznski)

Cover & pencils by JOHN ROMITA JR.

"CHASING A DARK SHADOW" pt. 2 (of 2)

In the aftermath of the inter-dimensional rift caused by Spider-Man & Doctor Strange's battle with Dormammu, a sorceress of limitless power is set free from years of captivity ... and sets forth on a quest through Manhattan to properly thank the one responsible for it: Spider-Man. And if that weren't bad enough, guess who's on her trail? LOKI…

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.25

UPC: 5960604716-50411

Written by PAUL JENKINS

Cover & pencils by HUMBERTO RAMOS

"COUNTDOWN" Concludes!

Spidey & Doc Ock face off in a titanic, action-packed throwdown! But will the wall-crawler be forced to disclose his true identity in order to preserve world peace?

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.25

UPC: 5960605427-01011

Written by COLIN MITCHELL

Cover by KERON GRANT

Pencils by DEREC AUCOIN

The battle between Spider-Man & Doctor Octopus heats up! But will Spider-Man be able to save the young inventor Brigham Fontaine, or will Spidey and Doc Ock need saving from HIM!?

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99

UPC: 5960605492-00411

Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

Pencils by STAZ JOHNSON

Cover by TONY HARRIS

Preparing for his most vicious confrontation with Spider-Man, Doc Ock unleashes a torrent of destruction and mayhem on the unsuspecting citizens of Manhattan! Has cameraman Jeff Haight gone too far in his quest for the perfect shot?

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99

UPC: 5960605481-00511

Written by TOM DEFALCO

Cover & pencils by RON FRENZ

"TRUTH" pt. 2 (of 2)

As the Buzz takes on the Man-Wolf and Spider-Girl finds herself pitted against Dr. Jade and the new Dr. Octopus, she gets an assist from the most unexpected source! Featuring cameos by Darkdevil, the Green Goblin & Ladyhawk.

32 PGS./ALL AGES…$2.99

UPC: 5960603503-07011

MARVEL TSUNAMI

Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

Pencils by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA

Covers by JOSHUA MIDDLETON

"LOST & FOUND" pts. 1 & 2 (of 2)

Who do you send to catch a group of missing, runaway teenage super heroes? Marvel's original teen runaway crimefighters CLOAK AND DAGGER, making their first major appearance in years!

With guest art by penciler Takeshi Miyazawa (UNCANNY X-MEN)!

32 PGS.(each)/MARVEL PSR…$2.99 (each)

Issue #11 UPC: 5960605452-01111; #12: 5960605452-01211

Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

Pencils by MANUEL GARCIA

Cover by MIKE MAYHEW

"MAKER'S MARK" pt. 1 (of 2)

Mystique's a shape-shifting super-spy that can change literally change her skin. Forge is the mutant inventor who's gotten under her skin. Learn more about their past and present relationship as and find out how the Maker left his mark!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99

UPC: 5960605431-01111

Written by CHRISTINA WEIR & NUNZIO DEFILIPPIS

Pencils by CARLO BARBERI

Cover by CHRIS BACHALO

"THE TIES THAT BIND" pt. 5 (of 6)

The mansion and its new young residents get a shake-up when a member of the original New Mutants team comes home. But Rahne Sinclair - a.k.a. WOLFSBANE - is not the sweet little girl she used to be. Also, can the Xavier Institute help a mutant girl who has been living homeless on the streets of Salem Center?

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99

UPC: 5960605429-01111

Written by DANIEL WAY

Pencils by FRANCISCO HERRERA

Cover by MIKE DEODATO Jr.

"PATTERNS" pt. 1 (of 3)

Certain questions have arisen since Venom's mysterious appearance at the Radar Station in Northern Canada. Like, how did he get there? Where's Eddie Brock? And, what turned this one-time "Lethal Protector" into a bloodthirsty homicidal maniac? The answers to these questions will be revealed with the help of a few guest stars.

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99

UPC: 5960605436-01111

Written by KARL KESEL

Pencils by SKOTTIE YOUNG

Cover by SCOTT KOLINS

"A PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS" Concludes!

As the final secrets of the radical Locust Project are revealed, Johnny must save hundreds of innocent lives … AND find a way to undo the changes caused by the insidious project!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99

UPC: 5960605438-01011

Written by SEAN MCKEEVER

Pencils by DAVE ROSS

Cover by ADI GRANOV

"NO MATTER THE COST" pt. 3 (of 4)

It's a race against time as the Inhumans attempt to save one of their own. But when they learn the truth about why their fellow Inhuman is in peril, will it make them reconsider their mission?

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99

UPC: 5960605444-01111

Written by SEAN MCKEEVER

Cover & pencils by UDON

"AWAKENING" pt. 3 (of 3)

SERIES CONCLUSION! It's the end of the road for Juston Seyfert and his mechanical marauder...and you can bet our hard-luck hero and his sensational Sentinel aren't going out without a big bang!

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99

UPC: 5960605447-01211

Written by ANDI WATSON & BILL JEMAS

Pencils by JOE BENNETT

Cover by LEE WEEKS

SERIES FINALE!

Is this the end of Atlantis? Will Namor lose his lady love Sandy, as well as his rightful place as heir to the throne?

32 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$2.99

UPC: 5960605446-01211

MAX

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Cover & pencils by GARY FRANK

Jump on board one of the biggest hits of the year as it starts a NEW, second major story arc! Another new super power rises out of the "depths" of obscurity - Amphibian! Plus: witness the first (and possibly last!) climactic meeting of Hyperion and Doctor Spectrum!

32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY…$2.99

UPC: 5960605457-00711

Written by GARTH ENNIS

Pencils by LEWIS LAROSA

Cover by TIM BRADSTREET

"IN THE BEGINNING" pt. 3 (of 6)

An old acquaintance - with in-depth knowledge of Frank Castle's modus operandi - is after the Punisher. And what he has in store for Frank cuts far deeper than mere revenge.

32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY…$2.99

UPC: 5960605497-00311

Written by DANIEL WAY

Cover & art by CLAYTON CRAIN

When Hank Pym - a.k.a. Ant-Man - is tapped by U.S. Intelligence to infiltrate an international spy ring that has been siphoning secrets out of Washington, the diminutive hero jumps at the chance - unaware that he's being used as a pawn in a larger game of espionage.

32 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY…$2.99

UPC: 5960605482-00311

EPIC

CARDSTOCK UV COVER

The debut of a new quarterly anthology series spotlighting the best full-length EPIC stories submitted by up-and-coming creators! Issue #1 features:

STRANGE MAGIC pt. 1 by Jason Henderson & Greg Scott

YOUNG ANCIENT ONE pt. 1 by Rob Worley & Andy Kuhn

SLEEPWALKER pt. 1 by Robert Kirkman & Khary Randolph

72 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$5.99

UPC: 5960605534-00111

SOLICITATION CATALOG/PREVIEW BOOK

MARVEL PREVIEWS #6

Each issue of MARVEL PREVIEWS is a comic book-sized, 96-page, glossy, full-color guide to all of Marvel's upcoming releases, along with 20-plus pages of previews from upcoming new blockbuster projects, and sold-out reprints of our hottest books! It's Marvel fans' one source for advanced Marvel solicitations and preview images!

MARVEL PREVIEWS #6 features items scheduled to go on sale in April 2004!

Please ask your local comic book retailer to reserve you a copy and order form!

96 PGS./MARVEL PSR…JUST $0.99! (or FREE with a purchase of Diamond's PREVIEWS!)

IN STORES 1/28/04 (Final Order Cut-off [FOC] Thursday, 1/8)

UPC: 5960605479-00611

GRAPHIC NOVELS

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Cover & art by ALEX MALEEV

After his secret identity as Daredevil is publicly exposed, Matt Murdock is forced to reckon with the problems and legal ramifications that emerged as a result of his public outing. But there isn't much time for Matt to dwell on his problems, as a new love appears on the horizon and one of Daredevil's most dangerous foes

returns to take over the NYC underworld.

And if that isn't enough, Daredevil also faces murder charges, the return of one of his deadliest foes, Typhoid Mary, and the Kingpin's attempt to restore his fallen empire. And the surprise ending changes Daredevil's place in the Marvel Universe forever!

Collects DAREDEVIL #38-50

304 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$29.99

UPC: 5960611106-00111

These DAREDEVIL HARDCOVERS Still Available!

VOL. 1: Collects DAREDEVIL (Vol. 2) #1-11, #13-15…$29.99 (UPC: 5960611015)

VOL. 2: Collects DAREDEVIL (#26-37)...$29.99 (UPC: 5960610926)

Written by GARTH ENNIS

Penciled by DARICK ROBERTSON

Cover by WIESLAW WALKUSKI

Frank Castle has dedicated his life to waging war against the criminal underworld. For decades readers thought the ex-Marine's crusade began with the brutal murder of his family in Central Park at the hands of the Mafia. But that isn't the whole story. In the tradition of WOLVERINE: ORIGIN, witness the true birth of the Punisher years before, as Frank Castle the man enters his third tour of duty in Vietnam, but leaves a force of nature.

Collects the best-selling limited series! Stock up now for the April 2004 Punisher movie!

112 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY...$17.99 [FOC 12/11]

UPC: 5960611231-00111

These GARTH ENNIS PUNISHER HARDCOVERS Still Available!

VOL. 1: Collects PUNISHER (Vol. 3) #1-12, PUNISHER KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE & the Punisher short story from MARVEL KNIGHTS: DOUBLE-SHOT #1…$29.99 (UPC: 5960610982)

VOL. 2: Collects PUNISHER (Vol. 4) #1-7; #13-18…$29.99 (UPC: 5960611170)

VOL. 3: Collects PUNISHER #19-27…#24.99 (UPC: 5960611317)

Written by GARTH ENNIS

Pencils by JOHN McCREA

Cover by TIM BRADSTREET

The most deadly man in the Marvel Universe - The Punisher - might finally meet his match as Daredevil, Spider-Man and Wolverine join forces to finally bring Frank Castle's killing spree to an end. Can the Punisher stay one step ahead of this powerhouse trio of heroes? And how does the Incredible Hulk figure into all of this?

It's the Marvel movie you'll never get to see in theaters written by the outrageous - and outrageously talented - Garth Ennis!

Collects PUNISHER #33-37

144 PGS./MARVEL PSR+…$14.99

UPC: 5960611344-00111

These PUNISHER TRADE PAPERBACKS Still Available!

VOL. 1: WELCOME BACK, FRANK …$24.95 (UPC: 5960610783)

VOL. 2: ARMY OF ONE …$15.95 (UPC: 5960610839)

VOL. 3: BUSINESS AS USUAL …$14.99 (UPC: 5960611014)

VOL. 4: FULL AUTO...$17.99 (UPC: 5960611149)

VOL. 5: STREETS OF LAREDO…$17.99 (UPC: 5960611096)

Written by GARTH ENNIS

Cover & pencils by GLENN FABRY

Comics' most outrageous writer Garth Ennis takes on Marvel's Norse God of Thunder and long-time Avenger, the Mighty Thor! When a band of invincible Zombie Vikings invades and begins to pillage Manhattan, it's up to Thor and guest-star Dr. Strange to stop them. But who is going to stop Garth Ennis from pillaging the Marvel Universe on this no-holds-barred MAX adventure?!

Collects the critically acclaimed and best-selling limited series!

128 PGS./PARENTAL ADVISORY…$13.99

UPC: 5960611175-00111

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Cover & pencils by PHIL JIMENEZ

The X-Men thought he was dead. But the team's greatest adversary MAGNETO was simply in hiding, waiting in secret deep cover to make a move against the team that has thwarted his ambitions again and again. But WHERE he was hiding will shatter the lives of everyone at Xavier's Mansion, if they even survive his latest attack.

Plus, Wolverine discovers more secrets about his mysterious past and Jean Grey moves dangerously close to being consumed by the all-powerful Phoenix Force.

Collects the best-selling NEW X-MEN #146-150!

136 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$12.99

UPC: 5960611201-00111

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X-TREME X-MEN VOL. 7: STORM - THE ARENA TPB

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Pencils by IGOR KORDY

Cover by SAVADOR LARROCA

STORM takes center stage in this special solo story taking her on a journey of self-discovery. Ororo Munroe, the weather-wielding mutant goddess, ventures into a faraway realm and makes startling discoveries about herself when she's forced to endure brutal combat in a fight-or-die gladiator ring.

Collects X-TREME X-MEN #36-39

152 PGS./MARVEL PSR…$16.99

UPC: 5960610936-00111

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VOL. 6: INTIFADA…$16.99 (UPC: 5960611230)

Written by MARK MILLAR

Pencils by TERRY DODSON

Photo Cover

SPIDER-MAN's Mark Millar (THE ULTIMATES) and Terry Dodson present the story of four teenagers - May, Ben, Mary and Richard - who spend a summer full of romance and high jinx, and then face consequences they never expected and will never forget … including an unplanned pregnancy.

How the four teens handle their problem may have everlasting consequences for the Marvel Universe!

Collects TROUBLE #1-5

128 PGS./MARVEL PSR+…$13.99

UPC: 5960611352-00111

Written by ROBERT MORALES

Cover & pencils by KYLE BAKER

The origin of one of Marvel's greatest heroes is re-examined and a new chapter in his secret history is revealed. All comics fans know Steve Rogers as Captain America - believed to be the one and only man given the Super Soldier Serum during World War II. But was he REALLY the ONLY man injected with the serum? Learn the startling TRUTH about a small unit of black soldiers who served as test subjects while the serum was perfected, and the story of the one African-American man who paved the way for the Captain America we all know today!

Collects TRUTH #1-7

168 PGS./MARVEL PSR+…$17.99

UPC: 5960611072-00111

Written by DEVIN GRAYSON

Cover & art by UDON

ON-SALE 12/10!

Now in the popular 5 1/8 x 7 13/16 DIGEST format! Based on the top-rated animated program, this debut X-MEN: EVOLUTION Digest volume collects stories that reveal the events before the television show's first episode. Featuring Storm, Wolverine, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Professor Xavier and the rest of the series' stars!

Collects X-MEN EVOLUTION #1-4

96 PGS./ALL AGES…JUST $5.99

UPC: 5960611359-00111

MARVEL MASTERWORKS LIBRARY

More new additions to the MARVEL MASTERWORKS LIBRARY, some newly re-mastered with added materials and edits made to further enhance the original reading experience!

Written by STAN LEE

Art by JOHN ROMITA Sr. with JACK KIRBY & GENE COLAN

Daredevil journeys to the Savage Land to learn the secret of Ka-Zar; battles side-by-side with Spider-Man against the Masked Marauder, and must face the Ox, the Gladiator and the Owl. Also in this volume: Foggy Nelson masquerades as Daredevil!?

Collects DAREDEVIL Vol. 1 #12-21

224 PGS./ALL AGES…$49.99

UPC: 5960611265-00111

Written by STAN LEE

Art by JOHN ROMITA Sr.

Spider-Man's earliest adventures continue, with appearances by the Rhino, the Lizard, the Shocker, Kraven the Hunter and the Vulture. Plus Spidey tries to join the Avengers and battles the Hulk. And featuring the first appearances of the KINGPIN & MARY JANE WATSON!

Collects AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Vol. 1 #41-50, ANNUAL #3

240 PGS./ALL AGES…$49.99

UPC: 5960611190-00111

Written by STAN LEE

Art by DON HECK

Giant-Man becomes Goliath! The Wasp returns! The team battles the Enchantress, Power Man, the Ringmaster, Kang, Doctor Doom, Attuma, the Collector, the Swordsman, and the Black Widow!

Collects AVENGERS Vol. 1 #21-30

224 PGS./ALL AGES…$49.99

UPC: 5960611179-00111

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The Avengers Vol. 2…$49.99 (UPC: 5960611178)

Captain America Vol. 1...$49.99 (UPC: 5960611176)

Daredevil Vol. 1…$49.99 (UPC: 5960611257)

Doctor Strange Vol. 1…$49.99 (UPC: 5960611180)

The Fantastic Four Vol. 1...$49.99 (UPC: 5960611181)

The Fantastic Four Vol. 2...$49.99 (UPC: 5960610980)

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The Incredible Hulk Vol. 1…$39.99 (UPC: 5960611185)

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MARVEL MUST HAVES

MARVEL MUST HAVES: WOLVERINE #1-3

Collects WOLVERINE #1-3 by Greg Rucka & Darick Robertson

80 PGS./MARVEL PSR...$3.99 (UPC: 5960605428)

MARVEL MUST HAVES: ULTIMATE X-MEN #34-35

Collects the first two chapters of "BLOCKBUSTER" by Brian Bendis & David Finch.

48 PGS./ALL AGES...$2.99 (UPC: 5960605428)

MARVEL MUST HAVES: RUNAWAYS & SENTINEL #1-2 FLIPBOOK

Collects the sold-out, critically acclaimed SENTINEL #1 & 2 and RUNAWAYS #1 & 2 in "Flipbook" format!

96 PGS./MARVEL PSR...$3.99 (UPC: 5960605248)

MARVEL MUST HAVES: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1-3

Collects ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1-3 by Brian Bendis & Mark Bagley!

96 PGS./ALL AGES...$3.99 (UPC: 5960605248)

MARVEL MUST HAVES: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #30-32

J. Michael Straczynski's first story arc!!

Collects AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #30-32 by Straczynski & John Romita Jr.!

80 PGS./MARVEL PSR...$3.99 (UPC: 5960605248)

MARVEL MUST HAVES: ULTIMATE X-MEN #1-3

Collects ULTIMATE X-MEN #1-3 by Mark Millar & Adam Kubert!

96 PGS./ALL AGES...$3.99 (UPC: 5960605248)

MARVEL MUST HAVES: NEW X-MEN #114-116

Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely's first story arc!!

Collects NEW X-MEN #114-116!

80 PGS./MARVEL PSR...$3.99 (UPC: 5960605248)

MARVEL MUST HAVES: ULTIMATES #1-3

Collects ULTIMATES #1-3 by Mark Millar & Bryan Hitch!

80 PGS./ALL AGES...$3.99 (UPC: 5960605248)

MARVEL MUST HAVES: INCREDIBLE HULK #34-36

Bruce Jones' first story arc!!

Collects INCREDIBLE HULK #34-36 by Jones & John Romita Jr.!

80 PGS./MARVEL PSR...$3.99 (UPC: 5960605248)

MARVEL MUST HAVES: INCREDIBLE HULK #50-52

The HULK/ABOMINATION Slugfest!

Collects INCREDIBLE HULK #50-52 by Bruce Jones & Mike Deodato Jr.!

96 PGS./MARVEL PSR...$3.99 (UPC: 5960605248)

MARVEL MUST HAVES: DAREDEVIL #41-43

Collects DAREDEVIL #41-43 by Brian Bendis & Alex Maleev

80 PGS./MARVEL PSR...$3.99 (UPC: 5960605248)

MARVEL MUST HAVES: ULTIMATE VENOM (Second Printing!!)

Reprinting ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #33-36 by Brian Bendis & Mark Bagley

96 PGS./ALL AGES...$3.99 (UPC: 5960605248)

MARVEL MUST HAVES: ULTIMATE WAR

Collecting ULTIMATE WAR #1, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #33 & ULTIMATE X-MEN #26!

80 PGS./ALL AGES...$3.99 (UPC: 5960605248)

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