Marvel Comics solicitations for product shipping October, 2001


alias no. 2

painted cover by david mack

brian michael bendis/michael gaydos

o THE SCOOP: More sizzling crime noir from the red-hot pen of Brian Michael Bendis!

o THE SET-UP: Meet Jessica Jones, a former costumed super hero who, unfortunately, stunk at it. With powers unremarkable in comparison to THE great icons of Marvel, Jessica never found her niche. But once she hung up her cape, she was surprised at how quickly she fell out of the spandex loop. Sure, she may hang out with some of the Avengers socially, but she's not welcome in Avengers Mansion. And she feels the rejection. She`s self-destructive, drinks too much, and has a huge inferiority complex. And did we mention that she's now a Private Investigator who specializes in cases of the superhuman variety?

o THE STORY: Following the startling revelations of the end of last issue, Jessica follows a trail of heartache and murder... leading to help from a reluctant ally -- and another wrenching encounter with Luke Cage, Hero for Hire!

o THE BUZZ: "Whether you're a comic book fan looking for a mature take on superheroes, or a reader of crime-fiction who has never read a comic book before, ALIAS should please on both counts. A+" -Aint-It-Cool-News.com

o THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

o THE WARNING: Contains explicit content. Recommended for Mature Readers.

7-59606-05124-3-00211 2.99

U.S. war machine no. 4

cover by chuck austen

chuck austen/chuck austen

o THE SCOOP: Full-throttle action! Blood-chilling espionage! Bone-breaking action! The weekly wild ride roars on!

o THE STORY: James Rhodes thought it was all over when he got fired by Tony Stark -- but now Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. have a whole new job for him: take down A.I.M.! But what is A.I.M.'s monstrous plan? And is even the awesome power of America's most advanced mobile weapons unit enough to stop them? Plus: our first look at the all-new, all-scary... Darkhawk? Believe it!

o THE FORMAT: Each issue of this 12-issue, weekly series will be 24 pages -- with no ads -- in bold black-and-white. Did we mention that it's weekly?

o THE WARNING: Contains explicit content. Recommended for Mature Readers.

7-59606-05166-3-00411 1.50

U.S. war machine no. 5

cover by chuck austen

chuck austen/chuck austen

o THE SCOOP: Lock and load! The A.I.M. attack is on!

o THE STORY: The U.S. War Machine team is assembled for the assault on Advanced Idea Mechanics! But because A.I.M. is seen as such a threat, James Rhodes's squad only had two weeks to train! Well, if they hope to survive, it had better be enough!

o THE FORMAT: Each issue of this 12-issue, weekly series will be 24 pages -- with no ads -- in bold black-and-white. Did we mention that it's weekly?

o THE WARNING: Contains explicit content. Recommended for Mature Readers.

7-59606-05166-3-00511 1.50

fury no. 2

cover by bill sienkiewicz

garth ennis/darick robertson/jimmy palmiotti

o THE SCOOP: Want a fast-paced, irreverent, war/spy thriller laced with a strong dose of very black humor? Then saddle up, soldier!

o THE SET-UP: FURY tells the story of an older, no wiser, and highly p.o.'d Nick Fury who's found himself more or less on the scrap heap and wants nothing more than to go back to THE battlefield. The Cold War is over, and the days when S.H.I.E.L.D. and H.Y.D.R.A. engaged in complex games of strategy and espionage with the fate of the world at stake are gone. Or are they?

o THE STORY: H.Y.D.R.A. agent Rudi Gagarin has taken over a Third World island with the intent of starting World War Three. He's about to get what he wants -- in spades.

o THE CREATORS: You want intense? How's this lineup: Garth Ennis (PUNISHER, Preacher) on words, Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan) on pencils, and Jimmy Palmiotti (PUNISHER) on inks! We even got Bill Sienkiewicz (ELEKTRA ASSASSIN) to supply covers!

o THE FORMAT: Each issue of this monthly, six-issue series will be 32 pages, with ads.

o THE WARNING: Contains explicit content. Recommended for Mature Readers.

7-59606-05165-6-00211 2.99

U.S. war machine no. 6

cover by chuck austen

chuck austen/chuck austen

o THE SCOOP: It's all-out action in the assault on A.I.M.!

o THE STORY: Danger explodes as the U.S. War Machine troop slams into THE A.I.M. facility like a runaway freight train! But with members of the group at each other's throats, will James Rhodes have to abort their very first mission?

o THE FORMAT: Each issue of this 12-issue, weekly series will be 24 pages -- with no ads -- in bold black-and-white. Did we mention that it's weekly?

o THE WARNING: Contains explicit content. Recommended for Mature Readers.

7-59606-05166-3-00611 1.50

U.S. war machine no. 7

cover by chuck austen

chuck austen/chuck austen

o THE SCOOP: Outmanned, outgunned and out of time!

o THE STORY: Surrounded by hundreds of A.I.M. soldiers, the U.S. War Machine troop struggles to complete their mission -- or at least escape intact! But what deadly development jeopardizes the entire troop? And is James Rhodes up to THE task of leadership -- or will everything crumble around him?

o THE FORMAT: Each issue of this 12-issue, weekly series will be 24 pages -- with no ads -- in bold black-and-white. Did we mention that it's weekly?

o THE WARNING: Contains explicit content. Recommended for Mature Readers.

7-59606-05166-3-00711 1.50

U.S. war machine no. 8

cover by chuck austen

chuck austen/chuck austen

o THE SCOOP: You won't believe the secrets we're keeping about this issue!

o THE STORY: What is Nick Fury's ace-in-the-hole to defeat A.I.M.? And can the U.S. War Machine troop trust Fury's secret weapon -- or does the weapon itself have its own agenda?

o THE FORMAT: Each issue of this 12-issue, weekly series will be 24 pages -- with no ads -- in bold black-and-white. Did we mention that it's weekly?

o THE WARNING: Contains explicit content. Recommended for Mature Readers.

7-59606-05166-3-00811 1.50


exiles no. 5

cover by mike mckone & mark mckenna

judd winick/jim calafiore/livesay

Hulk smash Exiles! Deep in the Canadian outback waits a destructive force... a certain gamma-spawned destructive force called the Hulk! Can the Exiles save an entire nation from the green goliath's rampage? And will even the super team known as Alpha Flight be able to help? "EXILES is a refreshing mix of the X-franchise, Quantum Leap, Sliders, and WHAT IF?. Go ahead and read it already!" -CaptainComics.net

7-59606-05108-3-00511 (MarvelPG) 2.25

cover by joe quesada

paul jenkins/andy kubert

o THE SCOOP: The true story of Wolverine continues!

o THE STORY: Superstar writer Paul Jenkins delivers a mysterious tale set in the early 1900's that reveals the answers to some of Marvel Comics' most asked questions: Who was the man named Logan? When did he acquire his powers? Who was his family? With art by X-veteran Andy Kubert -- and covers by Marvel EIC Joe Quesada -- this tale is sure to be the hottest book of the year!

o THE FORMAT: Each chapter of this six-issue series will be 32 pages, with ads -- printed on glossy stock paper with a cardstock cover.

7-59606-05155-7-00211 (MarvelPG) 3.50

cover by steve uy

dan abnett & andy lanning/ karl kerschl

o THE SCOOP: The coolest mutant around gets a chance to shine in this four-issue X-Men Icon series!

o THE STORY: Bobby Drake is the jovial prankster of the X-Men, a young man who always keeps his cool… except when it comes to ex-girlfriends! Contacted by a long lost love, Iceman travels to THE other side of the world to lend a hand -- but will he get burned by his former flame? What insane scheme awaits Bobby in Hong Kong... and will the frozen funny man get scorched in the land of the rising sun?

o THE CREATORS: Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (Legion Lost, Legion Worlds) and illustrated by Karl Kerschl (DEADPOOL), this series will be hot … or cool as the case may be!

o THE FORMAT: Each issue of this monthly, four-part mini-series will be 32 pages, with ads.

7-59606-05183-0-00111 (MarvelPG) 2.99

uncanny x-men no. 399

cover by tom raney

joe casey/tom raney/scott hanna

What is the X-Ranch? The X-Men descend int>o THE badlands of Nevada to uncover the strangest mutant mystery of all! Can they find this so-called X-Ranch before the relentless Church of Humanity does? And who will they find there that will soon be an important addition to their lineup?

7-59606-02461-2-39911 (MarvelPG) 2.25

Cable no. 98

cover by igor kordey

david tischman/igor kordey

A techno-organic flare-up leaves Cable at the mercy of the Shining Path and their sexy leader! Meanwhile, a military man asks for more money, a young boy may hold the future of the Askani movement, and a late-night raid by government forces forces the terrorists to fight in their pajamas! Hey, it's just another day down in the jungles of Peru!

7-59606-01362-3-09811 (MarvelPG) 2.25

cyclops no. 3

cover by mark texeira & jimmy palmiotti

brian k. vaughan/mark texeira/jimmy palmiotti

Scott Summers: a one-eyed man in the kingdom of the blind! Cyclops finds himself lost beneath the Savage Land, struggling against a terrifying new foe! Who are the inhabitants of the caves and how did they get there? What could possibly be waiting for the X-Men's leader in the darkness, and how long can he possibly survive on his own -- and without his sight? And will he be able to save the inhabitants of the caves or will he be forced to save himself?

7-59606-05117-5-00311 (MarvelPG) 2.50

x-treme x-men no. 6

cover by salvador larroca

chris claremont/salvador larroca

Gambit: wanted for murder! The sexy scoundrel and Rogue have been captured by the gang known as the Chinese Triad, who believe he's killed their "Godfather"! What will befall these lethal lovers at the hands of the deadly Examiner? And what role will Red Lotus -- the grandson of the Triad crimelord and one of the most formidable martial artists the X-Men have ever faced -- play in their ultimate fate? Meanwhile, Sage stands alone against the true orchestrator of these events -- a figure from the mutants' collective past with a special and lasting hatred for all things X!

7-59606-05109-0-00611 (MarvelPG) 2.99

new X-MEN no. 119

cover by frank quitely

grant morrison/ethan van sciver

The wild conclusion to "Germ Free Generation!" A new force has entered the human/mutant arena: the Black Kross Elite -- fanatics who have changed themselves into wondrous forms, using the genetic material of their victims! And now they want the new Angel's wings!

7-59606-01772-0-11911 (MarvelPG) 2.25

painted cover by julie bell

fiona avery/aaron lopresti/randy emberlin

Believing that her mutant powers will never be harnessed for good, Rogue has left the Xavier School. But little does she know that a fellow student is following her! But before Rogue can be persuaded to return home, our confused hero is put in a situation in which the lives of hundreds depend on her performing a horrifying act!

7-59606-05112-0-00311 (MarvelPG) 2.50

ultimate marvel magazine no. 11

ULTIMATE X-MEN #10 (by Mark Millar & Adam Kubert), ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #11 (by Brian Michael Bendis & Mark Bagley) and ULTIMATE MARVEL TEAM-UP #6 (by Bendis & Bill Sienkiewicz) are reprinted in this full-color magazine!

07146-01849-09 3.99

cover by adam kubert

mark millar/adam kubert/art thibert

o THE LOWDOWN: "Return to Weapon X" rockets on!

o THE STORY: The X-Men have been fully integrated into theWeapon X Program -- and are at the center of a conspiracy that could plunge the planet into World War III! What is Colonel John Wraith's insane plan -- and why is Professor Charles Xavier the key to it? Meanwhile, the only X-Man who remains free -- the wild card known as Wolverine -- finds an ally in the soldier known as Nick Fury!

o THE BUZZ: "Overall, ULTIMATE X-MEN continues to be a fun read, simply because it preserves the sense of adventure that super hero books are meant to have. It's a book with edge -- but not so much that you cut yourself. Recommendation: Buy It!" - IGN.com

o THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads... with a cardstock cover and glossy paper!

7-59606-05047-5-01111 2.25

deadpool: agent of weapon x no. 3

cover by barry windsor-smith

frank tieri/georges jeanty/jon holdredge

Deadpool's simple life as a hired gun is put to the test again as he's forced to hunt down and kill… someone whose identity we're keeping a secret! We can't tell you who it is, but we will say that it's someone who will test the limits of Deadpool's loyalty to the Weapon X program! Now Wade finds himself stuck between a rock and a lot of automatic weapons! The carnage continues as Frank Tieri -- the man who put the grrr into WOLVERINE -- does a cannonball into the'Pool!

7-59606-03703-2-05811 (MarvelPG) 2.25

x-treme x-men: savage land no. 2

cover by kevin sharpe

chris claremont/kevin sharpe

Okay, so the X-Treme team has rescued a planefull of refugees -- but will they get them killed in their run to freedom? With the roof of their escape tunnel collapsing all around them, how can they find a safe haven for their refugees in the Savage Land? Especially when the city they choose for their home is under siege by a marauding band of intelligent Velociraptors and T-Rexes? And even if they don't get crushed or eaten, they're also being stalked by an old enemy that they know nothing about -- but who has very special and cruel designs for each and every member of the team!

7-59606-05138-0-00111 (MarvelPG) 2.99

the brotherhood no. 6

painted cover by glenn fabry

x/leonardo manco/jimmy palmiotti

Transcript of an Interpol emergency line tape: "My name is Tanya. I am a mutant and a soldier of the Brotherhood. This is a message for Malcolm Reeves, the man who I once thought of as my father. Daddy, you lied to me. Lied about everything. About who I am, about who you are... about my mother! The world is full of too many lies ... too many liars! Today a cell of the Brotherhood lashed out at the liars. Many were killed -- men, women, and even children of the lie. Unfortunate, but this is what the lies beget. The revolution has begun. We will meet again, daddy. And then the lies will end. Long live the Brotherhood. Long live the revolution!"

7-59606-05114-4-00611 (MarvelPG) 2.25

origin no. 3

cover by joe quesada

paul jenkins/andy kubert

o THE SCOOP: This origin you've all been waiting for continues!

o THE STORY: Wolverine's tale takes on an added dimension as new details are revealed about the mysterious man named Logan! What new secrets will be revealed in this issue? Everyone is going to be talking about the revelations made in this amazing series -- and this issue's secret could be the one to top them all!

o THE CREATORS: No one examines the psyche like Paul Jenkins (PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN, INHUMANS, SENTRY, etc.), so we've teamed him up with master X-Men artist Andy Kubert (ULTIMATE X-MEN)! We even got our own EIC, Joe Quesada, to draw the covers!

o THE FORMAT: Each chapter of this six-issue series will be 32 pages, with ads -- printed on glossy stock paper with a cardstock cover.

7-59606-05155-7-00311 (MarvelPG) 3.50

cover by j.h. williams iii

frank tieri/dan fraga/norm rapmund

Wolverine continues his adventure in Madripoor in the concluding chapter of "Bloodsport!" Logan -- once again going under the alias of "Patch" -- is visited by a foe he hasn't seen in years. But can he save Viper from certain death at the hands of his old adversary? Or will his arranged marriage end in death?

7-59606-02254-0-16911 (MarvelPG) 2.25

cover by mike allred

peter milligan/mike allred

The new era continues as Peter Milligan (Human Target) and Mike Allred (Madman) kick off a new story arc! T>o the victor, the spoils -- and to the X-Force, well, double the spoils! After another hard-fought day at the office, the team enjoys some well earned R&R, partying hard, upping the ante on old feuds, and squeezing every dollar's worth out of their fame! Plus: Introducing Lacuna, a mutant who plays by a completely different set of spatio-temporal rules, whose effect on the team is, well. . . uncanny! "The characters may be ugly and unfriendly, but it's like watching a train wreck; I can't keep my eyes off it! A guy who vomits people to death, and an alcoholic alchemist? The Comics Code people probably had a conniption fit!" -ComicBookGalaxy.com

7-59606-01766-9-12111 (MarvelPG) 2.25

x-men unlimited no. 33

painted cover by michael kaluta

o THE SCOOP: Bring on the bad guys (and girls)!

o THE STORY: They say every dog must have its day... and this day belongs to the dirtiest dogs the X-World has to offer! Prepare yourselves for six totally unscrupulously evil, slime-infested tales (that are just plain wrong and may leave you feeling a wee bit ill), starring all those X-villains you love to hate! Take a wild ride with Sabretooth! Tackle The Blob! Get cozy at The Hellfire Club! Daydream with Mastermind! Vacation with Magneto! And last but certainly not least -- get fixed up with a Sentinel! Each and every story is guaranteed to be a bloodbath filled with murder and villainy of the highest order!

o THE CREATORS: And just who are the men behind the black hats? That would be the wicked crew of Steven Grant, Esteban Maroto, Quique Alcatena, Walter Taborda, Mike Collins, Buddy Scalera, Will Pfeifer, and Sean Phillips!

o THE FORMAT: 48 pages, with ads.

7-59606-01406-4-03311 (MarvelPG) 2.99


cover by alex maleev

brian michael bendis/alex maleev

o THE SCOOP: Marvel Knights kick off their 4th huge year by bringing the new red-hot creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev (Batman: No Man's Land) onto the imprint's flagship title!

o THE STORY: You dug his four-issue examination of Ben Urich -- now Bendis fixes his microscope directly on Daredevil! What happens inside Matt Murdock when he pulls on the crimson mask? And when the human bomb named Nitro attacks, is the Man without Fear also the Man without Mercy? Plus: who is Mr. Silk -- and what does his appearance mean for the Kingpin?

o THE EDITOR SPEAKS: "Alex and Brian are clearly a winning team -- Sam & Twitch showed that," said DD editor Stuart Moore. "When we started talking with Alex, it was just a natural; Brian had more stories about Daredevil that he wanted to tell, but they both really just got excited about working together again. And I think that energy will show on the pages. DD's an enormously important book for us -- it's the foundation that the Marvel Knights imprint is built on -- and I`m thrilled to have it in these guys' hands. Stylistically, this story will be much more focused on Matt Murdock/Daredevil himself than the current Bendis/David Mack four-parter, which is really Ben Urich`s story. The new material will really get into DD`s character and test him in some very difficult situations. Daredevil works best when it's a combination of pulp action and psychological thriller, and that's what Brian and Alex are putting together."

o THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

7-59606-04706-2-02611 (MarvelPG) 2.99

daredevil: yellow no. 5

cover by tim sale

jeph loeb/tim sale

Continuing the new look at Daredevil's early days by the award-winning team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale! Daredevil, New York's newest and most exciting hero, is riding on a wave of fame and good fortune. If only that were true for his alter-ego, Matt Murdock! Things heat up between Matt, Karen Page and Foggy Nelson as this spectaclar series nears the end! All this -- and a fight to the finish with the ominous Owl!

7-59606-05093-2-00511 (MarvelPG) 3.50

marvel knights magazine no. 7

This 80-page, full-color magazine reprints THE PUNISHER #7 (by Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon), INHUMANS #4 (by Paul Jenkins & Jae Lee), and DAREDEVIL #7!

71486-03923-09 (MarvelPGplus) 3.99

painted cover by glenn fabry

garth ennis & rob haynes/joe quesada & rob haynes

o THE SCOOP: Two killer creative teams open up both barrels with two twisted tales starring Daredevil and the Punisher!

o THE STORIES: We're celebrating Marvel Knights' 4th huge year with a new series that spotlights the imprint's most popular characters and creators! In "Roots," by Garth Ennis and Joe Quesada, Frank Castle demonstrates why good oral hygiene is so important! Then Rob Haynes writes and draws a DD tale that sees a midnight mission for the Kingpin turn into a bad-luck encounter with Daredevil for one extremely unlucky thug!

o THE FORMAT: Each issue of this four-part, monthly mini-series will be 32 pages, with ads.

7-59606-05159-5-00111 (MarvelPGplus) 2.99

painted cover by TIM BRADSTREET

garth ennis/steve dillon/JIMMY PALMIOTTI

From his base on Grand Nixon Island, General Kriegkopf prepares to nuke Brussels - and who can blame him? Now it's up to the Punisher to defeat Kriegkopf's private army, stop the bombing and -- most importantly -- do something about that big Russian guy in the dress! In his own twisted way, Frank Castle may actually perform a useful service to society, but that's of secondary importance as the events on Grand Nixon reach their logical conclusion: complete and total carnage! "Good, violent humor... and the creators still look to be having a grand time." -ComicBookGalaxy.com

7-59606-05113-7-00511 (MarvelPGplus) 2.99

elektra no. 4

cover by greg horn

brian michael bendis/chuck austen

More all-out international action with Marvel's sexiest assassin! It's war in Iraq over the mysterious artifact known as the Scorpio Key! And Elektra's right in the middle of it, battling for her life against a surprise enemy! Plus: the espionage agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D. has a new secret -- and it may cost Nick Fury his life! "I gotta admit: I really didn't want to like this book... (but) this comic rocks! Outstanding dialogue stripped clean of normal comic book conventions, straightforward artwork, and a gripping storyline. Bendis proves, once again, he is the master! Grade: A." -Comics Buyer's Guide

7-59606-05132-8-00411 (MarvelPGplus) 2.99

ghost rider: the hammer lane no. 5

cover by Trent kaniuga & danny miki

devin grayson/trent kaniuga/danny miki

On the run from the hired killer Gunmetal Gray, time's running out for Johnny Blaze! Barely one step ahead of the mean mother biker who's been paid to end his life, Johnny finally comes face-to-face with the barrel of Gray's shotgun! So how will this lethal encounter reveal the truth of what Ghost Rider has really meant in his life? "No tricky sub-plots, no thumb-sucking introspection, no snarled continuity -- this Ghost Rider is a pedal-to-the-metal, rip-roaring Road Trip from Hell. Recommended." -CaptainComics.net

7-59606-05103-8-00511 (MarvelPGplus) 2.99

fantastic four: 1234 no. 4

cover by jae lee

grant morrison/jae lee

The quintessential FF story -- which is also a CSN Hot Pick -- comes to a shocking conclusion! The Fantastic Four's greatest enemies have defeated the Thing's brawn, the Torch's fire, and the Invisible Woman's guile -- but they haven't beaten Mister Fantastic yet! Red-hot creative team Grant Morrison and Jae Lee turn the spotlight on Reed Richards -- and stretch him to new lengths! "Why It's Cool: Two names for ya: Grant Morrison, who wrote kick-ass stories on JLA and MARVEL BOY and is currently writing NEW X-MEN; and Jae Lee, whose pencils blew you away on SENTRY and INHUMANS. Combine those two superstar talents under the Marvel Knights banner, and FF:1234 is as close to a sure-fire hit as you can get." -Wizard

7-59606-05086-4-00411 (MarvelPG) 2.99


cover by mark bagley

brian michael bendis/mark bagley/art thibert

o THE SCOOP: Get ready for the Ultimate version of Doctor Octopus!

o THE STORY: He's been in a coma for months thanks to the accident that gave birth to the Green Goblin. But now, possessing monstrous mechanical arms and plenty of attitude, Dr. Otto Octavius lives! You saw a sketch of him in Wizard, now get ready for the real deal! Plus: The first appearance of another major character!

o THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

7-59606-05031-4-01411 2.25

spider-girl no. 39

cover by pat olliffe

tom defalco/pat olliffe/al williamson

In the wake of last issue's startling bombshell about her mother, Spider-Girl struggles to get her personal life together while her father, Peter Parker, begins to uncover the secret of the new Spider-Man -- with the help of a former Spider-Woman! Plus: The new Green Goblin takes on Crazy Eight and Funny Face! "The engagingly soapy twists of SPIDER-GIRL keep getting better and better." -IGN.com

7-59606-03503-8-03811 2.25

cover by kaare andrews

j. michael straczynski/john romita jr./scott hanna

A new era continues as red-hot writer J. Michael Straczynski (Rising Stars, Midnight Nation) continues to rock Marvel's flagship title! The most dreaded "what-if?" question asked by fans for decades will finally become a reality! This is the Big One for Peter Parker. The one that will have you talking for the next year! "J. Michael Straczynski and John Romita Jr. have given Marvel's veteran hero a new lease on life -- and judging from their first issue's sellout status, fans are eager to see what's in the works." -Comic Shop News

7-59606-04716-1-03611 (MarvelPG) 2.25

peter parker, spider-man no. 36

cover by humberto ramos

paul jenkins/mark buckingham/wayne faucher

A piece of recovered webbing, a chart plotting movement, and a stack of police profiles all serve as valuable tools for a particularly resourceful Private Eye tracking down a most elusive quarry: Spider-Man!

7-59606-04717-8-03611 (MarvelPG) 2.25

ultimate MARVEL TEAM-UP no. 9

spider-man & the fantastic four

cover by jim mahfood

brian michael bendis/jim mahfood

o THE SCOOP: Spidey meets the First Family of sci-fi action!

o THE STORY: It all starts with a field trip to the world famous Baxter Building, the high-tech headquarters of the fabulous Fantastic Four. Yep, it's just another day in the life of young Peter Parker -- until he accidentally unleashes a Skrull invasion! Now it's up to the inexperienced Spider-Man to cram those awful aliens back into theNegative Zone portal! Hey, perhaps Mr. Fantastic, the Human Torch, Invisible Woman, and the Thing can lend a hand! It's "Bedlam at the Baxter Building!" What? That title's been used before? Okay, howzabout "Bendis at the Baxter Building!" And did we mention that this incredible issue also features a look at the offices of Marvel Comics in the Ultimate world? Well it does!

o THE CREATORS: Written by Wizard's "Best Writer of 2000," Brian Michael Bendis - with art by Jim Mahfood (Clerks)!

o THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

7-59606-05088-8-00911 2.25

spider-man's tangled web: gentlemen's agreement

cover by lee weeks

bruce jones/lee weeks/joe rubenstein

o THE SCOOP: Legendary horror writer Bruce Jones (Creepy, Eerie), penciler Lee Weeks (SPIDER-MAN: THE MYSTERIO MANIFESTO) and inker Joe Rubenstien spin a three-part tale of twists and turns entitled "Gentlemen's Agreement!"

o THE SET-UP: TANGLED WEB invites some of today's hottest writers and artists to take a hard look at the shadow that Spider-Man casts over the "friendly neighborhood" and the people who live in it.

o THE STORY: In the years that Charlie Clemmens has steered his cab through the city's shadowed streets, he's seen a lot of strange things. But it's what Charlie sees on this rainy, moonlit evening that changes his life forever. See, Charlie knows something a lot of folks would love to know -- a big secret about a certain red-and-blue phantom -- and this knowledge just might save his life!

o THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads.

7-59606-05106-9-00711 (MarvelPG) 2.99


photo cover

howard chaykin & david tischman/lee ferguson/jon holdredge

o THE SCOOP: A new series based on the new television show!

o THE STORY: Journey to a brand new world where genetic experiments have created a brand new race of human beings! How did they come to exist? Who is responsible for their creation? What dark secret will be revealed to those who wish to find it out? It's not revealed in the TV show, but it's revealed here! Plus: this first double-sized issue includes special behind-the-scenes bonus material from the set of the TV show!

o THE CREATORS: Written by Mutant X producer Howard Chaykin with David Tischman (CABLE, American Century)! Penciled by newcomer Lee Ferguson, who is sure to prove himself as one of the greatest artists to emerge from the House of Ideas in a long time!

o THE FORMAT: The debut issue of this monthly, ongoing series is 48 pages, with ads.7-59606-05188-5-00111 (MarvelPG) 2.99

cover by michael lopez

dan abnett & andy lanning/michael lopez/scott hanna

o THE SCOOP: It's breakneck thrills and titillating chills as Marvel introduces their newest female hero!

o THE STORY: Growing up was tough for Elsa Bloodstone. Her mom was a nerdy archeologist, she was constantly moving from place to place searching for the next ancient wonder, and she never knew anything about her father… until today! What do you do when you discover that your dad was the legendary monster hunter, Ulysses Bloodstone - and that he died doing what he loved best? You take up the mantle and kick some major monster butt … without your mom finding out, of course! Fans of Indiana Jones, Lara Croft or Buffy will definitely dig the hot hero called Bloodstone! With Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning providing the never-rest-for-a-moment story, and beautiful artwork by Michael Lopez, this adventure will be a light-hearted romp through the world of horror and the supernatural! And a character design help from Alex Ross never hurts!

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

7-59606-05130-4-00111 (MarvelPG) 2.99



o THE SCOOP: Award-winning novelist Robert Weinberg brings an all-new tale of mystery and horror to Marvel!

o THE STORY: Her name is Sydney Taine, and by trade, she is a detective. But her investigations -- and her clients -- are far more dangerous than those of an ordinary private eye's. Her work takes her into thedarkest corners of society -- to those places and beings that most people don't even know exist. into theNightside. She moves in a world of warring factions of supernatural creatures that call themselves "The Others." They appear to be human, but behind the facade lie thirsts, passions, and powers far beyond any normal human's. For you see, they've lived among us since before recorded history. Joining her is her partner Key "Ape" Largo, whose incredible intellect and heart are hidden in a massive body. Together, they stand between us and the forces of darkness that are concealed under the shade of night! In order to best bring this shadowy vision to life, artist Tom Derenick will be illustrating the series in gray tones. The result is a unique and disturbing experience in horror!

o WEINBERG SPEAKS: "Sydney Taine is a woman who walks the narrow path dividing good from evil, the gray line that separates the daytime from the nightside. She's a detective and she knows a lot of secrets concerning the living and the undead. But no one knows very much at all about Sydney other than that she solves crimes that ordinary crime solvers can't. The Others avoid the police and politicians at all cost. Taine is one of the few humans they trust, and some of them wonder about her. A few elders speculate behind locked doors that perhaps Taine is yet a third lifeform, a race called the Players. Could all life on Earth, both Humans and Others, be mere pawns in a vast game for unknown stakes played by a select few like Sydney Taine? When asked, Taine laughs and walks away. But she never answers."

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

7-59606-05140-3-00111 (MarvelPG) 2.99

100 greatest marvels no. 1

o THE SCOOP: We've given you thousands of stories. You've picked the best! Here come the 100 Greatest Marvels Of All Time!

o THE STORIES: Heads up, True Believers! In honor of our fantastic 40th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 best Marvel Comics ever -- and we're reprinting the Top 25 based on your votes! Over 50,000 ballots were sent in to the House, each one hand-counted and tabulated with tenacity by our very own boisterous Bullpen! The results were sealed and guarded by Lockjaw -- until now! What are the top titles that we've ever printed? The voting spanned every era of Marvel majesty -- but we're not saying who came out the winners just yet, gang! The only way to find out is to pick up these handsome reprint collections as we work our way down to what you, the mighty Marvel masses, have deemed the #1, hands-down champion -- the Greatest Marvel Comic Of All Time!

o THE DETAILS: In October, we'll publish five mega-sized mags that will each contain four stunning stories, presenting picks #25 through #6... then in November we'll release the Top 5 as separate special reprint editions! This issue contains choices #25 - #22... but what stories are they? Which incredible issues made the cut? Did your vote for Spider-Man put him over the top? Did the Fantastic Four get your nod? And what about the X-Men? The countdown has begun -- get ready for the best of the best!

o THE FORMAT: The debut issue of this weekly, five-part mini-series is 112 pages, with ads. Each issue features a cardstock cover with a 5th color ink.

7-59606-05184-7-00111 7.50

avengers: celestial quest no. 2

cover by jorge santamaria & scott hanna

steve englehart/jorge santamaria/scott hanna

Whole once more, Mantis -- and her Avengers allies -- must take to the stars to prevent Thanos from locating and eliminating the long-hidden Celestial Messiah!

7-59606-05131-1-00111 (MarvelPG) 2.99

fantastic four no. 48

cover by carlos pacheco & jesus merino

carlos pacheco, rafael Marin & jeph loeb/jeff johnson/joe weems

The Abraxas Saga continues, even as the goliath introduced in FANTASTIC FOUR 2001 hunts the FF through the Multiverse! Last issue the Fantastic Four was sent on a quest through the Multiverse to find elements of the Ultimate Nullifier. In issue #48, they… well, we're not telling, since that'd ruin the surprise that leads up to issue #49's stunning conclusion! Suffice it to say, this sci-fi extravaganza continues to build as the FF struggle to defeat a villain on a par with Galactus!

7-59606-04456-6-04811 (MarvelPG) 2.25

thor no. 42

cover by tom raney

dan jurgens/stuart immonen/scott koblish

What tragic event has shaken Asgard to its very foundation? Why may Midgard be without an immortal defender? And will we have to change the title of this comic book? You'll find out when you pick up THOR #40 -- and then see how the repercussions thunder right here!

7-59606-03506-9-04211 (MarvelPG) 2.25

100 greatest marvels no. 2

o THE SCOOP: The countdown continues!

o THE STORIES: Months ago we asked you: "What are your favorite Marvel comics of all time?" Now, after endless hours of tabulations, discussions and all-out arguments, The House is ready to release the results! This issue contains choices #21 - #18... but what stories are they? The countdown has begun -- so get ready to experience the best of the best!

o THE FORMAT: 112 pages, with ads. Each issue features a cardstock cover with a 5th color ink.

7-59606-05184-7-00211 7.50

black panther no. 37

cover by sal velluto

christopher priest/sal velluto/bob almond

"The Once And Future King" concludes with great tragedy but even greater triumph! Forced out of his self-imposed isolation, T'Challa once again journeys to America and takes up the mantle of the Black Panther! But can the aging, grief-stricken king prevail against a collection of his deadliest villains, led by possibly the greatest threat he's ever faced? "I'll say it before and I'll say it again: BLACK PANTHER is consistently the best title Marvel publishes, and has been for the past few years." -Snap Judgements

7-59606-03876-3-03711 (MarvelPG) 2.25

defenders NO. 10

cover by erik larsen

kurt busiek & erik larsen/erik larsen/sal buscema

The Hulk, Dr. Strange, the Silver Surfer, and the Sub-Mariner return to a world enslaved by the horrific Headmen and the Unconquerable Orrgo! And wait'll you see what the freaky foes do to all the people who were mean to them in high school! "Watchmen? Yeah, right. Everyone knows that the post-modern deconstructionist masterpiece of the 21st Century is undoubtedly DEFENDERS!" -That Made Up Reporter From That Newspaper In Connecticut

7-59606-05063-5-01011 (MarvelPG) 2.25

iron man NO. 47


frank tieri/keron grant/rob stull

"The Frankenstein Syndrome" continues, as Iron Man is labeled a heretic -- and targeted for death! As the pressure mounts, and the Armored Avenger is forced to do battle with acolytes of the Church of Yinsen -- each clad in a duplicate of his sentient armor! Plus: we reveal the true architect behind Iron Man's armor gaining life!

7-59606-05063-5-04711 (MarvelPG) 2.25

100 greatest marvels no. 3

o THE SCOOP: Here's the next 5 best Marvel comics of all time!

o THE STORIES: Months ago we asked you: "What are your favorite Marvel comics of all time?" Now, after endless hours of tabulations, discussions and all-out arguments, The House is ready to release the results! This issue contains choices #17 - #14... but what stories are they? The countdown has bugun -- get ready to experience the best of the best!

o THE FORMAT: 112 pages, with ads. Each issue features a cardstock cover with a 5th color ink.

7-59606-05184-7-00311 7.50

captain america no. 48

cover by dan jurgens & bob layton

dan jurgens/dan jurgens/bob layton

"America Lost" reaches a chilling conclusion as the identity of the deceased hero that we've hinted at is revealed! But first, join us to see if the Heli-carrier is finally snatched back from the Red Skull! Will Cap succeed, or will he fail when confronted with a hate-crazed Sub-Mariner? Dan Jurgens wraps up his run in grand style... with guest-stars galore!

7-59606-04455-9-04811 (MarvelPG) 2.25


cover by chriscross & anibal rodriguez

PETER DAVID/chriscross/anibal rodriguez

Yes, it's "Take Your Son To Work Day" in the Negative Zone... and Blastaar has his offspring, Blistaar, along when he goes toe-to-toe with Captain Marvel! Meanwhile, Genis desperately tries to find a rare radiation which may be the only thing that can cure Rick! "You cannot go wrong with this book. This series, much like what Carlos Pacheco and Jeph Loeb are doing on FANTASTIC FOUR, caters to both old school Marvel fans and new readers who want funny, fresh stories. Highly Recommended!" -HeroRealm.com

7-59606-04815-1-02411 (MarvelPG) 2.50

fantastic four: the world's greatest comic magazine no. 11

cover by tba

The FF's fortieth-anniversary special rockets towards its conclusion! Did the Fantastic Four survive last issue's bout with the Asgardians? Is this the World's Greatest Funeral Magazine? No way! Gearing up for the big finale we bring you Planet Doom -- and the return of the Cosmic Cube-wielding dictator of Latveria! By Erik Larsen and friends!

7-59606-05064-2-01111 2.99

incredible hulk no. 33

cover by j.h. williams iii & mick gray

christopher priest/jon bogdanove

o THE SCOOP: Run for your lives, it's the 100-Page Monster!

o THE STORY: Special guest star Queen Divine Justice (from BLACK PANTHER) renews her acquaintance with the green goliath! But in trying to halt the Hulk's destructive rampage across Wakanda, she'll create an even more perilous situation for the world! Plus: Not one, not two, but three more complete stories! First, an attempt to eliminate the Hulk using time travel backfires tragically on Bruce Banner (from INCREDIBLE HULK #204 by Len Wein & Herb Trimpe), then the challenge of the Crypto-Man leads to the death of the one the Hulk loves most (from INCREDIBLE HULK #205 by Len Wein & Sal Buscema), and finally the gray Hulk encounters a creature that calls into question the true nature of what makes one a monster (from INCREDIBLE HULK #335 by Peter David & John Higgins)!

o THE FORMAT: Yep, it's one new tale and three classic stories... for only a buck and a quarter more!

7-59606-04745-1-03311 (MarvelPG) 3.50

marvel master prints set no. 2

o THE SCOOP: The greatest heroes + the finest artists = a new set of The House's mega-cards!

o THE GOODS: Want incredible images to cover your walls? Ready to trade colossal-size cards with your friends? Measuring 6.5" x 10", each collectible card will be laminated on both sides to ensure a long life! This new set includes: Origin #1 by Joe Quesada, Nick Fury by Jim Steranko, The Witches by Mike Deodato, Ghost Rider by Trent Kaniuga, Rogue by Julie Bell, Wolverine vs. Sabretooth by J.H. Williams III, Elektra by Bruce Timm, Ultimate Storm by Lienil Yu, Ultimate Spider-Man by Quesada, and one bootylicious shot of Black Widow!

7-59606-05128-1-00211 1.50 each (s.r.p.)

cover by steve rude

kurt busiek/steve rude/mike royer

The millennium-spanning legends of Thor continue! As the trolls wage war on Asgard, Thor is trapped on Earth between the machinations of Loki and a raging super-villain empowered by the legendary Godstorm! And, in the present day, the threat of the Godstorm is reborn! Printed on glossy paper with a cardstock cover!

7-59606-05161-8-00211 (MarvelPG) 3.50

thunderbolts no. 57

cover by patrick zircher & al vey

fabian nicieza/patrick zircher/al vey

Graviton strides triumphant across the world -- and there are none left to oppose him! That is, unless Citizen V can convince the pardoned Thunderbolts to jeopardize everything they worked to achieve, and enter the fray! But if they do, the cost will prove higher than they imagine!

7-59606-03566-3-05711 (MarvelPG) 2.25

100 greatest marvels no. 4

o THE SCOOP: Did your picks make the list? Find out here!

o THE STORIES: Months ago we asked you: "What are your favorite Marvel comics of all time?" Now, after endless hours of tabulations, discussions and all-out arguments, The House is ready to release the results! This issue contains choices #13 - #10... but what stories are they? Which incredible issues made the cut? The countdown has begun -- so get ready to experience the best of the best!

o THE FORMAT: 136 pages, with ads. Each issue features a cardstock cover with a 5th color ink.

7-59606-05184-7-00311 7.50

painted cover by alex ross

alex ross & jim krueger/steve pugh

o THE SCOOP: The final chapter of the EARTH X trilogy begins with the prelude to PARADISE X!

o THE STORY: To deliver a desperate warning to the Multiverse, the living computer known as X-51 forms a team of champions selected from different realities! Behold the Heralds: Wolverine, resurrected from the Days of Future Past! Deathlok, the Machine Man! Killraven, the Warrior of The Worlds! Bloodstorm, the vampire from MUTANT X! Iron Man 2020, the corrupt nephew of Tony Stark! Hyperion, the last living member of the Squadron Supreme! Spider-Girl, the daughter of Spider-Man! But will this warning come too late? Or not soon enough? What will be the fate of this wild alternate future?

o THE CREATORS: Master architect Alex Ross and writer Jim Krueger unite once again-- and are joined by the pencils of Steve Pugh (GENERATION X)!

o THE FORMAT: The debut of this monthly, three-part mini-series is 32 pages, with ads. Each issue is printed on glossy stock with a cardstock cover.

7-59606-05169-4-00111 (MarvelPGplus) 3.50

100 greatest marvels no. 5

o THE SCOOP: Which cool comics made the list? Find out here!

o THE STORIES: Months ago we asked you: "What are your favorite Marvel comics of all time?" Now, after endless hours of tabulations, discussions and all-out arguments, The House is ready to release the results! This issue contains choices #9 - #6... but what stories are they? The countdown has begun -- so get ready to experience the best of the best!

o THE FORMAT: 128 pages, with ads. Each issue features a cardstock cover with a 5th color ink.

7-59606-05184-7-00311 7.50

avengers no. 47

cover by kieron dwyer

KURT BUSIEK/manuel garcia/bob layton

"The Kang Dynasty" continues! In the midst of global war, at the heart of the siege on the Master of the World's stronghold, it's a romantic interlude between Warbird and the Scarlet Centurion -- possibly the one man she hates most!

7-59606-04458-0-04711 (MarvelPG) 2.25

banner no. 4

painted cover by richard corben

brian azzarello/richard corben

o THE SCOOP: It's the shocking conclusion to THE very first Startling Story, the new imprint that lets the industry's most unique talents -- like writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Hellblazer) and comics legend Richard Corben (House on the Borderland) -- cut loose on their favorite characters!

o THE STORY: What's one life when balanced against thousands? That's the question that Doc Sampson must answer now that he's got his old friend Bruce Banner down for the count! Who will be the ultimate casualty of war in the escalating battle between Sampson and his own monstrous alter ego?

o THE BUZZ: "Why it's cool: For starters, you've got white-hot writer Brian Azzarello doing what he does best: writing stories that explore the human psyche... then you've got veteran penciler Richard Corben's detailed style drawing Marvel's infamous 1,000-pound emerald monster. And who doesn't like to watch the Hulk wreck stuff?" -Wizard

7-59606-05123-9-00411 (MarvelPGplus) 2.99

Bill And Ted Writer Reveals If Comics & TV Shows Are Canon

More in Comics