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Wizard World Chicago is coming to an end, and most of the big announcements have been made. There’s nothing you can do about it now, but perhaps this selection of sneak peeks from Marvel Comics will help you ease into the new week.

In this installment RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER 10, SPIDER-MAN FAMILY 4, SUB-MARINER 3, SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP/MODOK’S 11 2, TERROR, INC. 1, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN 112, WOLVERINE: ORIGINS 16

RED PROPHET: THE TALES OF ALVIN MAKER #10 (of 12)
Written by ORSON SCOTT CARD
Adapted by ROLAND BERNARD BROWN
Penciled by RODNEY BUCHEMI
Cover BY JOE PRADO

Alvin Junior, Ta-Kumsaw, and Taleswapper reach the mythical Eight-Face Mound, but will Alvin be able to heal his brutally injured friend, Measure, before it is too late? And what will happen if the townspeople don’t find out that Alvin is still alive? Will they find out the truth before the men of Vigor Church and the soldiers of Governor Harrison proceed with their merciless assault on the peaceful Indians of Prophetstown? Or is war inevitable?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #4
Written by JEFF PARKER & CHRIS GIARRUSSO
Penciled by LEONARD KIRK & CHRIS GIARRUSSO
Cover by LEONARD KIRK

Peter Parker has a wonderful evening lined up for Mary Jane that starts with a horse carriage ride to a popular Broadway show. But then the stage magic becomes terrifyingly real and it’s Spider-Man who has a date– with the secret super team known as The Agents of Atlas! Also, an all-new Mini Marvel tale, and classic Spider-Man tales!
All that plus Spider-Man J!
104 PGS./Rated A …$4.99

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SUB-MARINER #3 (of 6)
Written by MATT CHERNISS & PETER JOHNSON
Penciled by PHIL BRIONES
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

The clock is ticking as Atlantis’ rogue sleeper cell prepares to strike again…they’ve killed 900 civilians on U.S. shores already, and S.H.I.E.L.D. places the blame squarely on Namor! Can the undersea monarch find the killers in his kingdom before another terrorist attack claims more innocent lives, or will he be forced to defend Atlantis from a war waged by Tony Stark — a.k.a. Iron Man, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Will Namor find a helping hand or another enemy in Wolverine?? And just who’s behind the wave of violence pitting the Sub-Mariner against the toughest challenge of his life?? Matt Cherniss and Peter Johnson (POWERLESS) and rising superstar Phil Briones (WHITE TIGER) set it off, featuring a jaw-dropping cover by Leinil Francis Yu!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

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SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP/M.O.D.O.K.’S 11 #2 (of 5)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

M.O.D.O.K. reveals the target of his heist to his handpicked team of Marvel’s Most Wanted: the most powerful weapon in the universe, one that threatens the existence of all life on Earth. Meanwhile, Mentallo has figured out that one of M.O.D.O.K. ’s team is actually a hero in disguise. (You’ll never guess who it is!) Will Mentallo sell the rest of his teammates out to the authorities for some quick cash? Do you even have to ask? Let the backstabbing begin!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

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TERROR, INC. #1 (of 5)
Written by DAVID LAPHAM
Penciled by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by JELENA DJURDJEVIC

Meet Mr. Terror — he’s dapper, he’s charming, he owns and operates his own VERY successful business…and, oh yeah, he’s fifteen and a half centuries old and rotting fast.
Doomed to decompose for all eternity, Terror forever replaces his festering limbs with fresh parts. The curse keeps him alive, but it’s what’s left of his twelfth-century sweetheart — encased in enchanted metal and serving as his right arm — that keeps him honest. Today, Terror runs a high-stakes private eye firm — espionage, investigations and assassinations for the extremely rich and extremely powerful. But after eliminating who he was told was a very bad guy, with extreme prejudice and in his own inimitable idiom, Terror learns he’s been had — he’s just murdered a major government intelligence chief. Now, with the feds on his rancid tail and whoever set him up looking to tie their loose ends, Terror’s on the run to clear his name and bring down the real bad guys. But the killers know exactly who they’re dealing with, and they aren’t making it easy for him… Don’t miss this 5-issue series of blood, guts, sex and salvation written by David Lapham (STRAY BULLETS) with jaw-dropping art by Patrick Zircher (CABLE & DEADPOOL).
32 PGS./Explicit Content …$3.99

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ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #112
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils by STUART IMMONEN
Cover by STUART IMMONEN & RICHARD ISANOVE

There is a huge explosion in the side of the Triskelion—the side housing superhuman criminals. And from the acrid smoke emerges a man seething with vengeance—a man who wants Peter Parker dead! That man is Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin! And for the web-spinner, things are about to get out of control. All this and the Shocker, too! Ya can’t miss it!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

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WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #16
Written by DANIEL WAY
Penciled by STEVE DILLON
50/50 Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
50/50 Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

“OUR WAR,” Part 1 (of 5)
Wolverine’s history with Captain America revealed! In the early days of WWII, before America’s “official” involvement in the war, Captain America, still wet behind the ears, embarked on a clandestine mission to the island nation of Madripoor. Guess who he met there? And guess what? It wasn’t a coincidence. Plus Logan & Cap’s first WWII meeting from Uncanny X-men #268.
64 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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